All Japan announced several new additions for the upcoming Ryogoku show, from Nomura finding a new partner in KAI, to the Asia Tag defense officially set, more challengers for the BANG! TV Battle Royal, and Kotaro Suzuki making his return to the promotion.
~ Noaya Nomura accepted KAI to be his partner following the conclusion of the August 3rd show. Both men share similar circumstances with short World Tag reigns due to their partners suffering injuries, but the two have shown a common mutual understanding that they want to be champions once more. KAI stated that he has seen Nomura grow a lot in the last year specifically and stated that he sees the young man being able to offer a lot when it comes to a big match. Which Nomura stated that he has been familiar with KAI since 2008 and even adapted some of the things he saw from him into his early training style. Though regardless both KAI and Nomura noted that there will be a huge disadvantage for them heading into a match against the established team of Sekimoto and Okabayashi. The weeks heading into the event the two stated that they will be training and doing their best to form a mutual understanding and bond. Even mentioning the formation of their own double team maneuver.
~ Then the Asia Tag match has been formally set, as the champion team of Atsushi Aoki and Hikaru Sato take on the team of Black Tiger VII and TAKA Michinoku. TAKA Michinoku makes his return to the All Japan ring after years of being away. Though he feels a connection that it has to be this year being it is his own 25th anniversary as a pro-wrestler on All Japan’s 45th anniversary as a promotion. TAKA stated that the only thing that has alluded his desires this year is to become a champion once more, which he looks to achieve that by capture, the oldest active belts in Japan today in, the Asia Tag belts. Black Tiger VII stated that he was looking for a perfect partner to make the challenge and he found that with a former ally in TAKA. The current champions mentioned that they know they did not have the best of luck at last’s years Ryogoku show, losing to Atsushi Onita and Masanobu Fuchi, but this year they have sworn to defend and shake off the setbacks of the past.
~ Osamu Nishimura was present as he and Tako Omori announced three more names for the !BANG! TV Battle Royal. This includes Yutaka Yoshie, Abdullah Kobayashi and Rikya Fudo. With the inclusions of Kobayashi means that weapon use is also legal in the match. Omori stated that All Japan will continue to accept challengers up until August 12.
~ Then it was formally announced that Kotaro Suzuki will be taking the open spot in September’s “Oudou Tournament”. Due to Jake Lee’s knee injury an empty spot was made, which following his return on the Shinkiba show on August 3rd, and that led Aoki to offering the spot to his former rival and friend. The two will meet on the first round match on September 16. Aoki stated that Kotaro looks to be returning back in All Japan, but that he cannot just accept this choice following his withdrawal over a year and a half ago. Kotaro left under his own terms as he wanted to experience and grow, though Aoki still was not pleased that his former partner left and led to then trainee Keiichi Sato, Kotaro’s personal student, to follow as well.
The event cards have been updated for the August tour of shows…
~ The full event cards were announced for the 8/23 & 24 shows at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
BASARA, 8/23/2017 [Wed] 19:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Takato Nakano
() Yasu Urano vs. SAGAT
() Trans Am ★ Hiroshi vs. Best Stretch Man V3
() BASARA × DOVE Showdown: Yusuke Kubo & Goma Ryu vs. Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma
() BASARA × DOVE Showdown ~ Hardcore 8 Man Tag Match: Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu vs. Gunso, Kabuki Kid, Naoki Tanizaki & ‘brother’ YASSHI
BASARA, 8/24/2017 [Thu] 19:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Yasu Urano vs. Takato Nakano
() 3WAY Match: FUMA vs. SAGAT vs. Goma Ryu
() BASARA × DOVE Showdown ~ Hardcore 6 Man Tag Match: Trans Am ★ Hiroshi, Takumi Tsukamoto & Daichi Kazato vs. Gunso, Kabuki Kid & Rey Paloma
() BASARA × DOVE Showdown: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu vs. Naoki Tanizaki & ‘brother’ YASSHI
() BASARA × DOVE Showdown: Isami Kodaka vs. Kenshin Chikano
() Union MAX Championship Match: [Champion] Trans Am ★ Ryuichi vs. [Challenger] Yusuke Kubo
~ The full event card was announced for the Shinkiba 1stRING show on August 19.
K-DOJO “Tokyo Big Show”, 8/19/2017 [Sat] 18:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Kyu Mogami vs. Kunio Toshima
() Yuma & Taylor Adams vs. Bambi & ERINA
() Ricky Fuji & Dicky Mayer vs. Yoshihiro Horaguchi & Yasu Urano (FREE)
() TAKA Michinoku, Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Daigoro Kashiwa, Shiori Asahi & Yasu Urano
() STRONGEST-K TAG Championship Match: [34th Champions] Kaji Tomato & Taishi Takizawa vs. [Challengers] Tank Nagai & Ayumu Honda
~ 4th title defense.
() CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K Match: [23rd Champion] Isami Kodaka vs. [Challenger] GO Asakawa
~ 2nd title defense.
~ The full event card was announced for the next show on August 12.
~ Daisuke Ikeda was announced to be on the tour shows on 8/12, 8/16 8/17.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “Summer Navig. 2017 vol. 2”, 8/12/2017 [Sat] 15:00 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall
() Jyunta Miyawaki’s Debut Match: Hitoshi Kumano vs. Jyunta Miyawaki
() Yoshinari Ogawa & Ashley Istria vs. Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue (FREE)
()Masa Kitamiya vs. Cody Hall
() Muhammad Yone & Quiet Storm vs. Kenoh & Daisuke Ikeda (Futen)
() Katsuhiko Nakajima, Taiji Ishimori & Hi69 vs. Tadasuke (FREE), YO-HEY (FREE) & HAYATA (DOVE)
() 4WAY Match: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Maybach Taniguchi vs. Go Shiozaki vs. Atsushi Kotoge
() GHC Junior Next Challenger Decision Match: Daisuke Harada vs. Hajime Ohara
~ The 1st Tiger Mask announced that Yukio Naya, the grandson of Yokozuna Taiho, will be making his debut on the September 14 show at the Korakuen Hall. The 22 year old boasts a staggering 197cm tall frame and weighs in currently at 130kg. Tiger Mask has been training closely with Naya for years now and expects much from him as he makes his professional debut.
TOKYO GURENTAI NEWS
~ Another match was announced for the upcoming show on September 27, as KAI teams with Takuya Kai to take on the team of Yuko Miyamoto and Naoshi Sano.
Tokyo Gurentai “TOKYO LOVE VII”, 9/27/2017 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
() Vaccine Fight Offer Match ~ Double Name : Takuya Kai & KAI vs. Yuko Miyamoto & Naoshi Sano
() Tokyo Intercontinental Tag Championship Match: [6th Champions] Dick Togo & Shiryu vs. [Challengers] MAZADA & FUJITA
~ 1st title defense.
() Tokyo World Heavyweight Championship Match: [5th Champion] Masaaki Mochizuki vs. [Challenger] NOSAWA Rongai
~ 4th title defense.
Also announced to be competing: Kotaro Suzuki, BxB Hulk, Manabu soya, Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio, Hikaru Sato, Rocky Kawamura, SUSHI, Shu & Kei Brahman
~ It was announced that Takanori Ito will be defending the Result belt against Seigo Tachibana on the upcoming Korakuen Hall show on August 11.
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2017 FLASHING SUMMER, 8/11/2017 [Fri] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Masayuki Mitomi (Ehime) & Rionne Fujiwara (FREE) vs. Hajime & Soma Sumeragi (both ACE)
() Reika Saiki (Cheer♡1) vs. Natsumi Manki (Actress Girl’Z)
() W-1 Cruiser Prelude Match: Andy Wu & Shota Nakagawa (ASUKA PROJECT) vs. Seiki Yoshioka & MIKAMI (FREE)
() WRESTLE-1 Result Championship Match: [2nd Champion] Takanori Ito (ACE) vs. Seigo Tachibana (ACE)
~ 2nd title defense.
() UWA World 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [58th Champions] Manabu Soya, NOSAWA Rongai & Ganseki Tanaka vs. [Challengers] Kaz Hayashi, MAZADA & Jun Tonsho
~ 3rd title defense.
() W-1 Championship Prelude Match: Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Daiki Inaba vs. Shotaro Ashino & Yusuke Kodama
() WRESTLE-1 Tag Championship Match: [10th Champions] Koji Doi & Kumagoro vs. [Challengers] Masayuki Kono & Shuji Kondo
~ 1st title defense.
~ It was announced that Hiroshi Yamato and Yuji Hino will be hosting another “Beer Garden” show on August 27 at the Blue Field in Chiba. With the show it was also announced that Yuji Hino will be making his in-ring return, following injury, for this show.
Hino Hiroshi Beer Garden, 8/27/2017 [Sun] 16:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba
() Yuji Hino & Quiet Storm vs. Manabu Soya & Daisuke Sekimoto
~ The full event cards were announced for the August 11, 12 & 13 shows.
ZERO1 / Cho-Hanabi, 8/11/2017 [Fri] @ Kasama City Iwama B&G Ocean Center in Ibaraki
() Ikuto Hidaka & Chris Orndorff vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Keisuke Okuda
() Joshi Offer Match: Manami Toyota vs. Mochi Miyagi
() Yusaku Obata vs. Takuya Sugawara
() Kohei Sato vs. James Raideen
() Electric Current Blast Bat Death Match: Atsushi Onita & Danshaku Hitachigyu vs. TARU & Hartley Jackson
ZERO1 / Cho-Hanabi, 8/12/2017 [Fri] @ Ichinomiya Sports Cultural Center in Aichi
() Ikuto Hidaka, Takuya Sugawara & Chris Orndorff vs. Kotaro Suzuki, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Keisuke Okuda
() Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. Takaya Shibayama
() Yusaku Obata vs. Sean Guinness
() Kohei Sato & Shogun Okamoto vs. Masato Tanaka & James Raideen
() Electric Current Blast Bat Death Match: Atsushi Onita & Shinjiro Otani vs. TARU & Hartley Jackson
ZERO1 / Cho-Hanabi, 8/13/2017 [Fri] @ Kobe Tokiwa Arena in Hyogo
() Ikuto Hidaka, Takuya Sugawara & HUB vs. Kotaro Suzuki, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
() Marvelous Offer Match:
() Shinjiro Otani & Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. TARU & James Raideen
() Yusaku Obata & Shogun Okamoto vs Masato Tanaka & Hartley Jackson
() No Rope Barbed-wire Electric Current Blask Death Match: Atsushi Onita vs. Chigusa Nagayo
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