~ Matches were announced for the upcoming Osaka show on November 19th. Among the major highlights is SAGAT taking on Naoki Tanizaki in a hardcore rules match.
BASARA, 11/19/2017 [Sun] 12:30 @ Osaka City Tsurumi Ryokuchi Hanamizuki Hall
() Takato Nakano vs. Yuki Aoki
() FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & HUB (FREE) vs. Yasu Urano (FREE), Shinya Ishida (Sportiva) & Fuminori Abe (Sportiva)
() Takumi Tsukamoto & Daichi Kazato vs. Tsubasa & Billyken Kid (both FREE)
() Hardcore Match: SAGAT vs. Naoki Tanizaki (DG)
() Isami Kodaka & Masamune (FREE) vs. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
~ Then Minoru Tanaka was announced to be competing on the November 26 show at the Seijo Hall. Though only the main event match has been announced at this time…
BASARA, 11/26/2017 [Sun] 13:00 @ Seijo Hall in Tokyo
() Union MAX Championship Match: [Champion] Isami Kodaka vs. [Challenger] Ryuichi Sekine
~ The full event cards were announced for the shows between November 12th through the 20th.
DDT “Dramatic Dokugo! 2017”, 11/12/2017 [Sun] 15:00 @ Yume Messe Miyagi
() Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo vs. Mike Bailey & MAO
() Keisuke Ishii vs Antonio Honda
() KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Danshoku Dieno & Nobuhiro Shimatani
() Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi vs. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
() Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda vs. Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
() Konosuke Takeshita, Aktio & Diego vs. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki
DDT “Genbetsu Daimyo Dramatikun”, 11/18/2017 [Sat] 18:30 @ Create Hamamatsu in Shizuoka
() Akito vs. Mizuki Watase
() Danshoku Dieno & Keisuke Ishii vs. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
() KUDO, Yuko Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda vs. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
() Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie vs. Soma Takao, Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey
() 4 WAY Match: Shigehiro Irie vs. Masahiro Takanashi vs. Antonio Honda vs. Naomi Yoshimura
() Hamamatsu Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego vs. HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki
DDT “Hana no Dramatic Haku! 2017”, 11/19/2017 [Sun] 17:30 @ Osaka City Tsurumi Ryokuchi Hanamizuki Hall
() Naomi Yoshimura vs. Yuki Ueno
() Danshoku Dieno vs. Kazuki Hirata
() Yuni Trial Handicap Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Shunma Katsumata & Yuni vs. Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
() Mad Paulie vs. Kouki Iwasaki
() KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda vs. Toru Owashi, Keisuke Ishii, Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
() Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo vs. Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey
() KO-D 6 Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Konosuke Takeshita, Aktio & Diego vs. [Challengers] HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano
DDT “Koi ni Koi Kogare Koi ni Naku! 2017”, 11/20/2017 [Mon] 19:00 @ Hiroshima Aster Plaza, Multi-Hall
() MAO vs. Yuki Ueno
() Shigehiro Irie, Antonio Honda & Rey Paloma (DOVE) vs. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Ishii
() Yukio Sakaguchi, Masashiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda vs. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
() Akito & Kouki Iwasaki vs. Kenshin Chikano (DOVE) & Takeshi Okada (Kachofugetsu)
() Konosuke Takeshita & Diego vs. Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
() Hiroshima Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie vs. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey
DRAGON GATE NEWS
~ It was announced that YAMATO, Hulk & Kzy will be defending the Triangle Gate belts against the team of Takagi, Kanda & X (to be announced) on the 11/26 show in Sendai.
DRAGON GATE “MEMORIAL GATE 2017 in Sendai”, 11/26/2017 [Sun] @ Sendai Oroshi-sho Center in Miyagi
() Open The Triangle Gate Championship Match: [Champion] YAMATO, BxB Hulk & Kzy vs. [Challenger] Sanshiro Takagi, Yasushi Kanda & X
~ It was announced that HAYATA will be defending the Dove Heavy belt against Naoki Tanizaki on 11/26 at the Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo. Also announced is YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano defending the Dove Tag belts against the team of Jun Kasai & Gunso.
DOVE Pro-Wrestling “BUMP BUMP REVOLUTION TOKYO”, 11/26/2017 [Sun] 12:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(-) DOVE Tag Championship Match: [Champions] YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano vs. [Challengers] Jun Kasai & Gunso
(-) DOVE World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] HAYATA vs. [Challenger] Naoki Tanizaki
~ The November 12th show has been updated as Ishikiri will miss the show due to him being out with injury, ASUKA PROJECT’s Akiyori Takizawa will be competing in his place.
K-DOJO “CLUB-K SUPER in Blue Field”, 11/12/2017 [Sun] 13:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba
() Shiori Asahi & Daigoro Kashiwa vs. Yoshihiro Horaguchi & Akiyori Takizawa (ASUKA PROJECT)
() Ricky Fuji & Yoshihiro Horaguchi vs. Shiori Asahi & Daigoro Kashiwa
() Taishi Takizawa, Kaji Tomato & GO Asakawa vs. Ayumu Honda, Kunio Toshima & Kyu Mogami
() K-DOJO Joshi vs Male Single Match: Bambi vs. Yaru Urano (FREE)
() K-DOJO Joshi vs Male Single Match: TAKA Michinoku vs. Ayame Sasamura
() UWA World Middleweight Next Challenger Decision Match: Yuma vs. Marines Mask
() STRONGEST-K TAG Championship Match: [35th Champions] Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. [Challengers] Tank Nagai & Isami Kodaka
~ 2nd title defense.
New Japan announced all 16 teams that will be competing in this years “WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2017”. This years league will feature several international wrestlers making their debut for the promotion from Sami Callihan, Jeff Cobb, and Chucky T (Taylor).
The league will begin on November 18 and run through December 11.
Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima
Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi
Juice Robinson & Sami Callihan
Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI
Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi
Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
SANADA & EVIL
Togi Makabe & Henare
Michael Elgin & Jeff Cobb
David Finlay & Katsuya Kitamura
Raymond Rowe & Hanson
Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano
Barreta & Chucky T
Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa
Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Then following the conclusion of Power Struggle, a several matches have now been added to the Wrestle Kingdom 12 card at a press conference. Chris Jericho appeared in a video package after Kenny Omega’s successful IWGP U.S. title defense, and issued a challenge to the Cleaner. Omega accepted, and now “Alpha vs Omega,” as the two have referred to the matchup, has been made official for Wrestle Kingdom.
Jay White returned at the end of Power Struggle, revealing himself to be the “Switchblade” whose appearance has been teased over the last few months. White challenged Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship before attacking the champion.
After failing to capture the Intercontinental title from Tanahashi, Ibushi was confronted backstage by Cody. The American Nightmare gave Ibushi the opportunity to challenge for the ROH World Championship at Wrestle Kingdom, and that has been made official as well.
Marty Scurll defeated Will Ospreay to become the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion. Ospreay demanded a rematch, while KUSHIDA & Hiromu Takahashi made challenges of their own. Scurll elected to defend the title against all three of them in a 4WAY match at the Tokyo Dome. Ospreay commented that the odds are not at all in the champion’s favor going into Wrestle Kingdom, but Scurll was confident he will be able to defend his title.
TAKA & Taichi NEWS
~ It was announced that Taichi will be holding his 15th anniversary match on the upcoming “TakaTaichiMania” show on July 23, 2018 at the Korakuen Hall. His opponent has not been named at this time. BUSHI was also announced to be competing on the show, though it can be noted that silhouettes of the LIJ members can be seen on the bottom of the poster.
TakaTaichiMania, 1/23/2017 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Taichi’s 15th Anniversary Match: Taichi vs. (???)
~ The full event card was announced for the November 12 show in Saitama, as the main event will see the UWA 6 Tag belts in defense.
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2017 AUTUMN BOUT, 11/12/2017 [Sun] 13:00 @ Espoir Isanuma in Saitama
(1) Masayuki Kono & Shuji Kondo vs. Koji Doi & Takumi Baba
(2) Tsugutaka Sato vs. Jake Omen
(3) Andy Wu vs. Drunk Andy vs. Masayuki Mitomi
(4) Manabu Soya & NOSAWA Rongai vs. Ganseki Tanaka & Hajime
(5) Seiki Yoshioka & Jun Tonsho vs. Kaz Hayashi & Ryuji Hijikata
(6) Kumagoro vs. Yuji Hino
(7) UWA World 6 Tag Championship Match: [60th Champions] Shotaro Ashino, Yusuke Kodama & Seigo Tachibana vs. [Challengers] Daiki Inaba, Jiro “Ikemen” & Takanori Ito
~ 1st title defense.
~ Then the headlining matches for the next Korakuen Hall show on December 10 were announced. The main event will feature Shotaro Ashino defending the W-1 Championship belt against the current Result Champion Koji Doi. Then Seiki Yoshioka will be defending the Cruiser belt against the veteran Ryuji Hijikata. Also Manabu Soya will be taking on Ganseki Tanaka in a special singles grudge match.
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2017 SHINING WINTER, 12/10/2017 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Manabu Soya vs. Ganseki Tanaka
(-) WRESTLE-1 Cruiserweight Championship Match: [11th Champion] Seiki Yoshioka vs. [Challenger] Ryuji Hijikata
~ 3rd title defense.
(-) WRESTLE-1 Championship Match: [11th Champion] Shotaro Ashino vs. [Challenger] Koji Doi
~ 7th title defense.
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