All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2018 Power Dream Series”, 3/16/2018 [Fri] 18:30 @ Choshi City Gymnasium in Chiba
~ News: All Japan announced their new streaming service will be providing the Saitama show on 3/25 as well as all of the “2018 Champion Carnival” events.
~ The service will cost 900 yen ($8.49) a month and will be view-able on PC, smarthphone, and tablets.
~ Enrollment for the service will begin on March 19 and all shows provided this month will be offered free of charge. Which includes the big Saitama show on the 25th. Then April will come with the first monthly charge. Which includes the entirety of the “Champion Carnival” shows.
(1) Yohei Nakajima vs. Rionne Fujiwara (FREE)
◆Winner: Yohei (6:56) following the Tobuishiro-Mawashigiri.
(2) Hikaru Sato & Yusuke Okada vs. Kotaro Suzuki & Keiichi Sato (both FREE)
◆Winner: Hikaru (11:01) following a Backdrop on Keiichi.
(3) Atsushi Maruyama vs. TAJIRI (FREE)
◆Winner: TAJIRI (7:42) following a Buzzsaw Kick.
(4) Koji Iwamoto vs. KAI (FREE)
◆Winner: KAI (10:13) with the Meteor Impact.
(5) Jun Akiyama & Zeus vs. Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END) & Black Tiger VII (FREE)
◆Winner: Zeus (15:36) with a Jackhammer on Black Tiger.
~ Zeus asserted himself as the World Tag Champion over Sai, as he wins the first prelude heading into the title defense in Saitama. The two are set to meet in singles action on the 19th.
(6) Kento Miyahara, Yoshitatsu (FREE) & Naoya Nomura vs. Suwama, Shuji Ishikawa (FREE) & Atsushi Aoki
◆Winner: Suwama (20:29) following the Last Ride on Yoshitatsu.
~ Evolution claim the wins throughout the night, as it was mentioned that they were undergoing special training heading into the challenge against Hagure IGF on 3/25.