Several updates were announced for the August tour of shows.
Yohei Nakajima was announced to miss the “Jr. TAG BATTLE OF GLORY” due to a personal boycott of the league, as well as citing differences with Black Tiger VII, as Black Menso~re was announced to be teaming with Black Tiger VII instead. The junior tag league will begin on August 3rd in Yokohama.
The World Tag and Asia Heavyweight belts were announced to be in defense on August 18th at the Korakuen Hall. With Suwama and Shuji Ishikawa defending the World Tag belts against the Kento Miyahara and Yoshitatsu. Then The Bodyguard will be making his first defense of the Asia Heavyweight belt against Naoya Nomura.
The tour will culminate on August 26th in Chiba with three major title matches. As Zeus makes his first defense of the Triple Crown belt against Shuji Ishikawa. With Zeus looking to prove himself as a defending champion and Ishikawa seeking to become a 5-crown champion, that is if he can first defend the tag belts on 8/18. Then Atsushi Aoki will once more put the World Junior belt on the line against Koji Iwamoto. This match stems from Aoki suffering a direct loss to Iwamoto in an 8 man tag match on July 29th in Osaka. Then Naoya Nomura and Yuma Aoyagi will defend their newly acquire Asia Tag belts against the “Axe Bombers” team of Takao Omori and Isami Kodaka.
The August tour of shows have been updated through the post below…
~ Matches were announced for the August 11th show. The main event will see Isami Kodaka taking on Daisuke Sekimoto in a special singles match.
BASARA, 8/11/2018 [Sat] 17:30 @ Narimasu Act Hall in Tokyo
() FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Goma Ryu vs. Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano
() Sakigake! Kotetsu-kazoku vs Chimidoro Brothers: Trans Am Hiroshi, Trans Am Ryuji & SAGAT vs. Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda
() Kibatai vs Astronauts!: Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine vs. Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (BJW)
() Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka vs. Daisuke Sekimoto (BJW)
~ It was announced that Konosuke Takeshita will be out of action for 2 months as he rehabs a shoulder injury, rotator cuff and joint damage. Due to this injury his group ALL OUT have also relinquished the KO-D 6 Tag belts. The previously announced title defense on 8/7 was also canceled.
DDT “Tatakau Beer Garden 2018 ~ HARASHIMA DAY”, 8/1/2018 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
() KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi vs. JARASHIMA, Hoshihebinki & Kazusada Jaguchi w/ Poison Sawada JULIE
() Saki-sama, Masa & Yoshiko-sama vs. Emi Sakura, Riho & Mei Suruga
() HARASHIMA, KUDO & Danshoku Dieno vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman & Gorgeous Matsuno
DDT “Tatakau Beer Garden 2018 ~ Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine DAY”, 8/2/2018 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
() Dark Match: Hisaya Imabayashi vs. Tetsuya Koda
() Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Rekka vs. Kazusada Higuchi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yumeto Imanari
() Warming Up Muscle: Super Sasadango Machine, Antonio Honda, Choun Shiryu, Pedro Takaishi & Yasu Urano
() Sandman-tekina iIsumonoare Special Match: (tba)
DDT “Tatakau Beer Garden 2018 ~ ALL OUT DAY”, 8/3/2018 [Fri] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
() Dark Match ~ Trans Am Yoga Kyoshitsu:
() Matsunaga style Drunk Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, KUDO, Keisuke Ishii, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yuki Ueno & Yuki Iino
() Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Kuishinbo Kamen
() Double Main Event: Shunma Katsumta vs. Violento Jack
() Double Main Event: Akito vs. Isami Kodaka (BASARA)
~ The main event was announced for the night show of the double header at the Shinkiba 1stRING on August 11th.
FREEDOMS “unchain night! 2018”, 8/11/2018 [Sat] 18:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(-) unchain vs Los Nomadas Irregular Rules 4 vs 4 Elimination Rumble: Masashi Takeda, Jun Kasai, Kenji Fukimoto & Minoru Fujita vs. Violento Jack, Daisuke Masaoka, Miedo Extremo & Ciclope
~ It was announced that Kazuhiro Tamura and Tatsumi Fujinami will be defending the Universal Tag belts against the team of Mitsuya Nagai and Akira Joe on August 27th at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
HEAT-UP “Monday Night UP”, 8/27/2018 [Mon] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(-) Tetsuya Izuchi vs. Yusaku Ito
(-) Last Dokonjo vol.2: Yoji “Dokonjo” Kondo vs. Daisuke Kanehira
(-) HEAT-UP Universal Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Kazuhiro Tamura & Tatsumi Fujinami vs. [Challengers] Mitsuya Nagai & Akira Joe
~ 1st title defense.
~ Due to Kaz Hayashi being out with right foot fracture he will miss Marufuji’s 20th anniversary show on September 1st. Due to his absence it was announced that Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio will be competing on the show in his place.
Naomichi Marufuji 20th Anniversary Show “Hishou / Soaring”, 9/1/2018 [Sat] 15:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
(1) Muhammad Yone & Junta Miyawaki vs. Mitsuo Momota (Riki Enterprise) & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (FREE)
(2) Akitoshi Saito, Masao Inoue & Kishin Kawabata (FREE) vs. Takuma Sano, Tamon Honda & Shiro Koshinaka (all FREE)
(3) Quiet Storm & Tadasuke vs. Takao Omori (AJPW) & Cody Hall
(4) HAYATA & YO-HEY vs. Shuji Kondo & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio (both WRESTLE-1)
(5) Hi69, Minoru Tanaka (FREE) & Kotaro Suzuki (FREE) vs. Hajime Ohara, Hitoshi Kumano & Seiya Morohashi (FREE)
(6) Katsuhiko Nakajima, Masa Kitamiya & Taiyo Kea (FREE) vs. Go Shiozaki, Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshinari Ogawa
(7) Kenoh, Atsushi Kotoge & Maybach Taniguchi vs. Sanshiro Takagi, HARASHIMA & Danshoku Dieno (all DDT)
(8) Takashi Sugiura & Daisuke Harada vs. Jun Akiyama & Atsushi Aoki (both AJPW)
(9) Marufuji’s 20th Anniversary Match: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Hideo Itami (WWE)
~ A press conference was held as the full card was announced for the September 20th show at the Korakuen Hall. A special charity show was also be held on August 25th in Ishikawa.
RJPW “Myojoji Hondo Pro-Wrestling Charity Pro-Wrestling”, 8/25/2018 [Sat] 18:00 @ Myojoji Hondo Shrine Special Outdoor Ring in Ishikawa
(-) Alexander Otsuka vs. TK2
(-) Masao Orihara & KAZMA SAKAMOTO vs. Yukio Naya & (tba)
(-) Super Tiger vs. Garra Negra
RJPW “Return to Origin Pro-Wrestling”, 9/20/2018 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Hikaru Sato (Pancrase MISSION) & Takatoshi Matsumoto (Reversal Gym ALPHA) vs. Shogun Okamoto (FREE) & So Daimonji (LAND’S END)
() Super Tiger vs. Takanori Ito (W-1)
() UWA Asia Pacific Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Rey Angel vs. [Challenger] Kouki Iwasaki (DNA)
() La Mascara, Maximo & Brazo de Oro Jr. vs. Billyken Kid, Mascara Diablo & El Pelo de Aquita
() World Maskman Tournament Semi-finals: Don Crocodile vs. Black Tiger Jr.
() Masayuki Kono (W-1), Hayato Mashita & Yukio Naya vs. Raijin Yaguchi (Asakusa Pro), Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END) & KAZMA SAKAMOTO (FREE)
TOKYO GURENTAI NEWS
~ A couple more matches were announced for the September 26th show at the Shinjuku FACE. There is currently no update on Shiryu’s status for the show, but it could be expected that he will miss.
TOYKO GURENTAI “TOKYO CARNIVAL 2018”, 9/26/2018 [Wed] @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(-) Vaccine Fight Offer Match: Takuya Kai & Hikaru Sato vs. Ryuichi Sekine & Takatoshi Matsumoto
(-) LIEN Offer Special 6 Man Tag Match: Jun Kasai, AKIRA & Manabu Soya vs. BxB Hulk, Akito & Yoshitomo Shimohigashi
(-) Special Tag Match: Osamu Nishimura & Hidetaka Monma vs. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
(-) Kotaro Suzuki vs. Raijin Thunder Akira
(-) Tokyo Intercontinental Tag Championship Match: [8th Champions] Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka vs. [Challengers] Masaaki Mochizuki & Rocky Kawamura
~ 1st title defense.
(-) TOP OF THE DX ~ TOKYO DX vs KAIENTAI DX: X-PAC, NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA & FUJITA vs. Dick Togo, Shiryu, TAKA Michinoku & MEN’S Teioh
~ Shinjiro Otani was announced to be taking on Nanae Takahashi in an Electric Current Blast Death Match on August 5th in Kawasaki.
ZERO1 / Cho-Hanabi, 8/5/2018 [Sun] @ Kawasaki Keibajo
(-) NWA Intercontinental Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Masato Tanaka & Yuji Hino vs. [Challengers] Hartley Jackson & Chris Vice
(-) Electric Current Blast Death Match: Shinjiro Otani vs. Nanae Takahashi
(-) Bakuha-oh Championship ~ No Rope Barbed-wire Double Hell Death Match: [Champion] Yuko Miyamoto vs. [Challenger] TARU
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