~ To kick off today’s news this years big “New Year’s Eve” show was announced to be featuring 5 main promotions as a whole. All Japan and WRESTLE-1 will be joining BJW, DDT and K-DOJO in making this years show potentially one of the biggest yet. Among that announcement was that a 16 team tag tournament will be held with all the participants being mostly mixed between all the promotions. They were announced as follows…
★ HARASHIMA (DDT) & Daisuke Sekeimoto (BJW)
★ Hideyoshi Kamitani (BJW) & Konosuke Takeshita (DDT)
★ Isami Kodaka (BASARA) & Yuko Miyamoto (666)
★ Kaz Hayashi (W-1) & Danshoku Dino (DDT)
★ Kengo Mashimo (K-DOJO) & Shigehiro Irie (DDT)
★ Atsushi Aoki (AJPW) & Kazuki Hashimoto (BJW)
★ Sanshiro Takagi (DDT) & Abdullah Kobayashi (BJW)
★ Great Kojika (BJW) & Joey Ryan (FREE/DDT)
★ Yuji Okabyashi (BJW) & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio (W-1)
★ Shu & Kei Brahman (both FREE)
★ Daisuke Sasaki (DDT) & Yuki Sato (K-DOJO)
★ Yukio Sakaguchi (DDT) & Daichi Hashimoto (BJW)
★ Manabu Soya (W-1) & Takayuki Ueki (BJW)
★ Kazusada Higuchi (DNA/DDT) & Yoshihisa Uto (BJW)
★ Noaya Nomura (AJPW) & Kouki Iwasaki (DNA/DDT)
★ Ayato Yoshida (K-DOJO) & Takuya Nomura (BJW)
The matches for the one night tournament will be announced at a later date.
~ Yohei Nakajima and SUSHI versus Seiki Yoshioka and Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio was announced for the Fan Appreciation show on December 24.
All Japan Pro Wrestling “Fan Appreciation Day ~ RED HOLY NIGHT ~”, 12/24/2016 [Sat] 18:00 @ Westa Kawagoe Multi-purpose Hall in Saitama
(-) Yohei Nakajima and SUSHI vs. Seiki Yoshioka and Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio
~ Also announced to be competing on the show…
Manabu Soya (W-1), Keisuke Ishii (DDT), Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END), Shuji Ishikawa (FREE), Trans Am Hiroshi (BASARA), Koji Iwamoto (Sportiva), Soma Takao (DDT), and Ryuji Hijikata (FREE).
~ It was announced that Isami Kodaka and Takumi Tsukamoto will be taking on Ikuto Hidaka and Hayato “Jr” Fujita for the NWA Light Tag belts on November 30 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
BASARA, 11/30/2016 [Wed] 19:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(-) NWA International Light Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Ikuto Hidaka & Hayato “Jr” Fujita vs. [Challengers] Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto
~ The style of deathmatch was announced for the main event of the November 22 show at Korakuen which will feature Hoshino defending the Deathmatch belt against Isami Kodaka.
BJW, 11/22/2016 [Tue] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Atsushi Maruyama & Kota Sekifuda vs. Shinobu & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
(2) Ryuji Ito, Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Great Kojika, Shu Brahman & Kei Brahman
(3) Shuji Ishikawa, Kohei Sato & Ryuichi Kawakami vs. Yoshihisa Uto, Kazumi Kikuta & Takuya Nomura
(4) Hideki Suzuki vs. Yasufumi Nakanoue
(5) Deathmatch: Abdullah Kobayashi, Takayuki Ueki, Masaya Takahashi & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Yuko Miyamoto, Jaki Numazawa, Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto
(6) Hideyoshi Kamitani, Ryota Hama & Daichi Hashimoto vs. Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Kazuki Hashimoto
(7) BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship ~ Fluorescent Light-tube 200 Count G Shock + Giga Ladder Death Match: [33rd Champion] Kankuro Hoshino vs. [Challenger] Isami Kodaka
~ 3rd title defense.
~ The full event card was also announced foe the December 12 at Korakuen. The show will feature the BJW retirement of Sakigake who belongs to the DOVE Pro-Wrestling out of the Hiroshima region. Sakigake has competed on BJW numerous times throughout the years, but has announced that he will soon be putting up the boots once and for all. Sakigake has thanked BJW and the fans for all of their support for the Hiroshima region throughout the years and the experiences that he has been apart of.
BJW “Hiroshima “Nekkyo / Enthusiastic” Pro-Wrestling”, 12/12/2016 [Mon] 18:30 @ Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Hall, East Building
(1) Ryuichi Kawakami & Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Kazumi Kikuta & Takuya Nomura
(2) Kankuro Hoshino & Jaki Numazawa vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kota Sekifuda
(3) Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Atsushi Maruyama & Kazuki Hashimoto
(4) Abdullah Kobayashi, Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman & Toshiyuki Sakuda
(5) Hideyoshi Kamitani, Ryota Hama & Daichi Hashimoto vs. Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Yoshihisa Uto
(6) Sakigake BJW Retirement Match: Yuko Miyamoto & Sakigake vs. Ryuji Ito & Masashi Takeda
~ A special 6 man tag match was announced for the December 9 show. Keiji Mutoh will be teaming with KAI and DRAGON GATE’s Shingo Takagi to take on the team of Manabu Soya, Yuji Hino & KAZMA SAKAMOTO.
“WRESTLE-1 TOUR SHINING WINTER”, 12/9/2016 [Fri] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Keiji Mutoh, KAI & Shingo Takagi (DG) vs. Manabu Soya, Yuji Hino & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
() UWA World 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [51st Champion] Daiki Inaba, Andy Wu & Seiki Yoshioka vs. [Challengers] Shuji Kondo, Jun Kasai & NOSAWA Rongai
~ 4th title defense.
() WRESTLE-1 Tag Championship Match: [7th Champions] Kaz Hayashi & Kotaro Suzuki vs. [Challengers] Koji Doi & Kumagoro
() WRESTLE-1 Cruiserweight Championship Match: [5th Champion] Yusuke Kodama vs. [Challenger] MAZADA
~ 4th title defense.
() WRESTLE-1 Championship Match: [10th Champion] Masayuki Kono vs. [Challenger] Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio
~ 1st title defense.
~ The full event card was announced for the November 20 show in Iwaki, Fukushima.
Pro Wrestling ZERO1, 11/20/2016 [Sun] 13:00 @ Iwaki City Hira Gymnasium in Fukushima
() Toshiki Iwaki vs. Chris Orndorff
() Kohei Sato vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama
() Shogun Okamoto vs. Hideki Hosaka
() Yasuku Obata & James Raideen vs. Hartley Jackson & Buffa
() Shinjiro Otani & Sean Guinness vs. Takuya Sugawara & Ikuto Hidaka
() Street Fight Tag Match: Atsushi Onita & Masato Tanaka vs. TARU & KAMIKAZE
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