As every August I will once again be away for 10 days this month starting on August 8th through August 19th. What this means is that all news and results may not be regularly covered during my absence. I have a couple people who may help out if time permits, but I do not expect anyone else to carry the load that I normally undertake. I will try and update anything if I have wifi access, but normally that is hard to come by in the locations where I will be. Thank you all for understanding and also for your continued support.
~ Isami Kodaka versus Masashi Takeda was announced for the September 21st show at the Korakuen Hall.
BASARA, 9/21/2018 [Fri] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka vs. Masashi Takeda
~ The full event card was announced for the August 12th show at the Korakuen Hall. The show will see the BJW Junior belt in defense in the main event as well as the first day of the 2018 Saikyo Tag League.
BJW, 8/12/2018 [Sun] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Ryuji Ito, Yuichi Taniguchi, Ryuichi Sekine & Yukihiro Mori vs. Yuya Aoki, Takuho Kato, Yuki Ishikawa & Akira Hyodo
(2) Saikyo Tag League Strong Block: Hideki Suzuki & Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Takuya Nomura & Fuminori Abe
(3) Saikyo Tag League Death Block ~ Concrete Block + Circular Saw Board Death Match: Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Minoru Fujita & Kankuro Hoshino
(4) Saikyo Tag League Death Block ~ TLC Death Match: Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka vs. Masaya Takahashi & Kyu Mogami
(5) Saikyo Tag League Death Block ~ Fluorescent Light-tubes Death Match: Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Abdullah Kobayashi & Yoshihisa Uto
(6) Saikyo Tag League Strong Block: Ryuichi Kawakami Kazumi Kikuta vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kota Sekifuda
(7) Saikyo Tag League Strong Block: Ryota Hama & Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani
(8) BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [1st Champion] Shinobu vs. [Challenger] Kazuki Hashimoto
~ 7th title defense.
~ The 3rd round matches for the KING OF DDT were announced for August 24th show at the Korakuen Hall.
KING OF DDT 2018 3rd ROUND, 8/24/2018 [Fri] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() 3rd Round Match: MAO vs. Mike Bailey
() 3rd Round Match: Kazuki Hirata vs. Tetsuya Endo
() 3rd Round Match: HARASHIMA vs. Yukio Sakaguchi
() 3rd Round Match: Daisuke Sasaki vs. Keisuke Ishii
KING OF DDT 2018 FINAL ROUND, 8/25/2018 [Sat] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Semi-final Match:
() Semi-final Match:
() KING OF DDT FINAL Match:
~ Akito was announced to replaced the injured Takeshita for the August 10th show. As mentioned previously this show will be the final run of the
DNA 57, 8/10/2018 [Fri] 19:00 @ Kitzawa Town Hall in Tokyo
() Fighting Gran Millimeters!: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
() Yuki Iino vs. Tomoya Hirata (FREEDOMS)
() Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda (666) vs. Yuko Miyamoto (666) & Akito (DDT)
() MAO, Mike Bailey & Rising HAYATO (EPW) vs. Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase & Rekka
() Naomi Kingdom Showdown!: Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo (FREE) vs. Keisuke Okuda & Akira Joe (both FREE)
() DNA – End of a Chapter 11/24/2014 to 8/10/2018: Kota Umeda & Ryota Nakatsu (BASARA) vs. Shunma Katsumata & Kazusada Higuchi (both DDT)
~ The full event card was announced for the August 18th show at the Culttz Kawasaki. Among the major additions is HAYATA & YO-HEY challenging Hi69 & Minoru Tanaka for the GHC Jr. Tag belts as well as a special 10 man elimination match.
Pro-Wrestling NOAH “Kawasaki City Sports Association 70th Anniversary ~ NOAH x Kawasaki Festival 2018”, 8/18/2018 [Sat] 15:30 @ Culttz Kawasaki in Kanagawa
() Yoshinari Ogawa & Seiya Morohashi vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Takuya Sugawara
() Maybach Taniguchi, Mitsuya Nagai, Cody Hall & KAZMA SAKAMOTO vs. Masao Inoue, Junta Miyawaki, El Hijo del Pantera & Alejandro (W-1)
() Daisuke Harada & Tadasuke vs. Hajime Ohara & Hitoshi Kumano
() Elimination Match: Naomichi Marufuji, Akitoshi Saito, Masato Tanaka, Muhammad Yone & Quiet Storm vs. Kenoh, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Masa Kitamiya, Atsushi Kotoge & Kaito Kiyomiya
() GHC Junior Tag Championship Match: [34th Champions] Hi69 & Minoru Tanaka vs. [Challengers] HAYATA & YO-HEY
~ 2nd title defense.
() GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [31st Champion] Takashi Sugiura vs. [Challenger] Go Shiozaki
~ 4th title defense.
~ It was announced that Shuji Kondo will be replacing the currently injured Kaz Hayashi in the main event match of the show.
TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE, 8/31/2018 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Battle Royal: (to be announced) Shinjiro Otani, Sanshiro Takagi…
(2) Jun Akiyama (AJPW) & Dick Togo (MichiPro) vs. Takao Omori (AJPW) & Danshoku Dieno (DDT)
(3) Takashi Sugiura (NOAH) & Meiko Satomura (Sendai Girls) vs. Hikaru Sato (Pancrase MISSION) & Chihiro Hashimoto (Sendai Girls)
(4) Naomichi Marufuji (NOAH) & Isami Kodaka (BASARA) vs. Takaku Fuke (Pancrase MISSION) & Takuma Sano (FREE)
(5) NJPW Offer Match: Yuji Nagata & Ren Narita vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Shota Umino
(6) Semi-final Match: Shuji Ishikawa (FREE), Yuji Hino (FREE) & Konosuke Takeshita (DDT) vs. Suwama (AJPW), Ryota Hama (BJW) & Kazusada Higuchi (DDT)
(7) Main Event: Minoru Suzuki (Pancrase MISSION), NOSAWA Rongai (Gurentai) & MAZADA (Gurentai) vs. Taiyo Kea (FREE), Shuji Kondo (W-1) & TAKA Michinoku (K-DOJO)
~ Matches were announced for Shinkiba 1stRING show on August 19th.
ZERO1, 8/19/2018 [Sun] @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() SUGI & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio vs. Takuya Sugawara & Hartley Jackson
() Masato Tanaka vs. TARU
() Kohei Sato vs. Chris Vice
() Shogun Okamoto vs. Yuji Hino
() NWA International Light Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe vs. [Challengers] Shinjiro Otani & Hiroshi Yamato
~ Misaki Ohata announced that she will be retiring at the end of this year. This follows the previous news that she was engaged fellow wrestler Makoto Oishi earlier this Summer.
~ Also in regards to WAVE, Yumi Oka will be taking over duties of WAVE as of April of 2019. The promotion will be going on a couple month hiatus after their final show of this year on December 29th at the Korakuen Hall. Which Oka looks to bring the promotion back with a “new wave” in the form of a fresh start. It appears that GAMI will be staying with the promotion in direct support role.
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