~ Following the Ryogoku show on 8/28, DDT has announced the following updates for the September shows…
~ On 9/3, the new KO-D Openweight Champion Shuji Ishikawa will make an assessment on who will be the first to challenge his reign.
~ Danshoku Dino will be defending the EXTREME belt against Keisuke Ishii in Hiroshima.
~ Soma Takao will be defending the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight belt against an opponent that is yet to be decided on September 18 in Osaka.
~ Then on September 25 at Korakuen, HARASHIMA and Yuko Miyamoto will be defending the KO-D Tag belts against Daisuke Sasaki and Tetsuya Endo.
~ The full event cards for the upcoming shows on September 3 and 4 will look as follows…
DDT Dramatic General Election 2016 ~ Saisho no Onegai Special, 9/3/2016 [Sat] 18:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
() Yasu Urano vs. Mad Pauley
() Soma Takao & Daiki Shimomura vs. Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase
() Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani vs. Gota Ihashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki
() Joey Ryan, Mike Bailey, Guanchulo & Hoshitango vs. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Super Sasadango Machine
() HARASHIMA & Akito vs. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi vs. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
() Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi vs. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda
() Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo vs. Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
DDT Dramatics Niigata, 9/4/2016 [Sun] 14:00 @ Niigata City Nishikawa Multi-purpose Hall
() Akito vs. Shunma Katsumata
() Soma Takao & Kazusada Higuchi vs. Kazuki Hirata & Guanchulo
() Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii vs. Joey Ryan & Kouki Iwasaki
() Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda vs. Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Mike Bailey
() Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo vs. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano
() Yoshihiro Takayama & Toru Owashi vs. Super Strong Machine & Makoto Oishi
Big Japan announced that the “Saikyo Tag League 2016” will be taking place starting next month and announced the teams and split blocks as well.
16 teams will be competing in total and will be split between 4 blocks. With 2 being under the deathmatch division and the other 2 under the strong division. 4 teams will then make up each block and the league will take place throughout Sepember and October. Though a one match will be held on September 4 between Sekimoto & Okabayashi against Tsutomu Oosugi and Hercules Senga. The real first day though will be held on September 7 at the Shinkiba 1stRING with the quarter-finals scheduled for October 14 and the semi’s and final match on October 31 both of which will be at Korakuen.
Deathmatch A Block
・ Yuko Miyamoto  & Isami Kodaka [BASARA]
・ Kankuro Hoshino & Masato Inaba [FREE]
・ Masashi Takeda [U-FILE] & Takumi Tsukamoto [BASARA]
・ Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi [ASUKA]
Deathmatch B Block
・ Abdullah Kobayashi & Jaki Numazawa
・ Ryuji Ito & Toshiyuki Sakuda
・ Saburo Inematsu [K-DOJO] & Ryuichi Sekine [BASARA]
・ Shu & Kei Brahman [both FREE]
Strong A Block
・ Shuji Ishikawa [FREE] & Kohei Sato [ZERO1]
・ Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi
・ Hideki Suzuki [FREE] & Takuya Nomura
・ Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga [both FREE]
Strong B Block
・ Akebono [Oudou] & Ryota Hama [FREE]
・ Hideyoshi Kamitani & Daichi Hashimoto
・ Ryuichi Kawakami & Yasufumi Nakanoue [FREE]
・ Yoshihisa Uto & Kazumi Kikuta
~ Below is the announced event cards for the September 4 and Saikyo opening show on the 7th…
BJW “Death Rules 11”, 9/4/2016 [Sun] 18:00 @ Sendai Rensa in Miyagi
(1) Kazuki Hashimoto & Takuya Nomura vs. Kota Sekifuda & Yoshihisa Uto
(2) Atsushi Maruyama & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Shu & Kei Brahman
(3) Barbed-wire Board 6 Man Tag Deathmatch: Abdullah Kobayashi, Jaki Numazawa & Takayuki Ueki vs. Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka & Toshiyuki Sakuda
(4) Fluorescent Light-tube Deathmatch: Kankuro Hoshino & Ryuji Ito vs. Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto
(5) Hideyoshi Kamitani, Daichi Hashimoto & GAINA vs. Ryuichi Kawakami, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Shinobu
(6) Saikyo Tag League Strong A Block Match: Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs. Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga
BJW “Saikyo Tag League ~ Opener”, 9/7/2016 [Wed] @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) Kazuki Hashimoto vs. Takuya Nomura
(2) Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Atsushi Maruyama
(3) Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Kota Sekifuda vs. Ryuichi Kawakami, Ryota Hama & Yasufumi Nakanoue
(4) Deathmatch: Ryuji Ito, Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Abdullah Kobayashi, Jaki Numazawa, Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto
(5) Saikyo Tag League Strong A Block Match: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Daichi Hashimoto vs. Yoshihisa Uto & Kazumi Kikuta
(6) Saikyo Tag League Deathmatch B Block Match: Saburo Inematsu & Ryuichi Sekine vs. Shu & Kei Brahman
(7) Saikyo Tag League Deathmatch A Block Match: Kankuro Hoshino & Masato Inaba vs. Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi
BJW “Saikyo Tag League ~ Quarter Finals”, 10/14/2016 [Fri] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
BJW “Saikyo Tag League ~ Finals”, 10/31/2016 [Mon] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
◆NOAH◆ [8/29 RESULTS]
~ NOAH continued the Summer Navigation Tour 2016 today in Gifu City. Not much happened outside of the normal house shows as of late, but Kitamiya continues to try and and assert himself as a rightful challenge to Sugiura’s GHC Heavy title reign. With Sugiura and Suzuki-gun taking his frustrations out on the rookie Tomyose.
~ A single day tournament was announced to be held on September 28 at the Shinjuku FACE. It was announced that Yasu Urano, Isami Kodaka, Daisuke Sekimoto, Kengo Mashimo, FUMA, Kei Brahman, Manami Toyota, Shiori Asahi, Tatsuhiko Yoshino, and X (to be announced) will be competing in the tournament.
◆Lucha Libre AAA◆
AAA announced that they will be holding a show in Japan on October 26 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. The event is being dubbed “Lucha Libre AAA Japan tour” STAR BATTLE JAPAN 2016″.
The announced talent to be involved at this time are Rey Mysterio Jr., Pentagon Jr., Brian Cage, TAYA, Psycho Clown, and Akebono. Then there will be several promotions in Japan that will be working alongside AAA from ZERO1, NOAH, WAVE, OZ Academy, and Akebono’s Oudou promotion.
The event will be sponsored by S.P.E. (Sports Entertainment) who currently have Seiya Sanada under their talent sponsorship.
◆Diamond Stars News◆
Three more matches were announced for the Diamond Stars Wrestling debut show on September 25 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
In addition to the previously announced double main event title matches, another belt will be contended for on the show as Chica Tormenta takes on Heidi Katrina for the CMLL-REINA International belt. The belt is currently without a title holder as Maki Narmiya retired while still champion. This match will feature Mexico versus Britain as a new champion is to be crowned.
A special triple threat match was announced which will pit three different distinct styles against one another. DSW aims to capture the excitement of the past when pro-wrestling versus other forms of martial arts was a normal occurrence. The match will also be under special rules wherein Takaiwa will be under the normal rules of pro-wrestling (pin-fall), Ogasawara will win by knockout, and Ichijo can win if he delivers three clean throws.
Then there will be a masked man showdown as the Dream Machine masked will see a revival after 30 something odd years. As it was last seen in Japan in All Japan Pro Wrestling.Then Maximus is being claimed as a debut as he dawns the mask which holds the spirit of a fallen Roman warrior. DSW claims the match to be a mysterious showdown.
Below is the announced event card at this time…
Diamond Stars Wrestling “Debut Show”, 9/25/2016 [Sun] 12:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) Opening Match: ???
(2) DSW Dream Match : Dream Machine vs. Maximus
(3) Mixed Martial Arts Triple Threat : [Wrestling] Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. [Karate] Kazuhiko Ogasawara vs. [Judo] Naoki Ichijo
(4) CMLL-REINA International Championship Decision Match : Chica Tormenta vs. Heidi Katrina
(-) Semi-final ~ British Super Slam Championship Match: [Champion] Dean Allmark vs. [Challenger] Minoru Tanaka
(-) Main Event ~ NWA World Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Rob Conway & Matt Rivera vs. [Challengers] “Terryman” Rob Terry & X
Original news released in regards to the new promotion…
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