All Japan announced that all the titles will be contested throughout the month of March.
First up on 3/12, the Asia Tag belts and GAORA TV belt will be in defense. As Isami Kodaka and Yuko Miyamoto are set to defend the Asia Tag belts against reforming of the “Wild Bombers” team of Takao Omori and Kazuhiro Tamura. Then Yohei Nakajima was announced to be putting the belt up against SUSHI as well.
3/21 will see All Japan returning to Okinawa, Japan where the main event will feature Kento Miyahara making his first defense of the Triple Crown against Takao Omori. Miyahara aims to build what is now his generation up and a match against one of the leading veterans could indeed help solidify his position. It was also announced that Atsushi Aoki will be defending his recently acquired World Jr. belt against Australian born Dingo, who primarily competes in Okinawa under the Ryukyu Dragon promotion.
Then on 3/27, Zeus and The Bodyguard will be putting the World Tag belts on the line against Shuji Ishikawa and Hoshitango. This will be a rematch from the “World’s Strongest Tag Decision League” match that took place back on 11/23/15. Wherein Ishikawa picked up the win over Bodyguard.
All of the event cards have been released for the shows scheduled throughout the month of March. Which you can find through the link below.
AJPW Event Cards for March & April 2016 + Champion Carnival
◆GUTS World◆ [FULL RESULTS] ~ to be updated
~ Daisuke made his 6th defense of the GWC Single’s belt followinf a win over Masao Orihara. Following the match Mr. Gannosuke and Tatsuhiko Yoshino came out to challenge the champion for the big Korakuen Hall show coming up on May 8th.
GUTS World, 3/22/2016 [Tue] @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(-) GWC Contendership Match: Mr. Gannosuke vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino
GUTS World, 5/8/2016 [Fri] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) GWC Single Championship: [9th Champion] Daisuke vs. [Challenger] (winner of 3/22 match)
~ 7th title defense.
~ New Japan announced that Teruaki Kanemitsu will be forced to miss the upcoming “LION’S GATE” show on 2/25 due to suffering from influenza.
Ryusuke Taguchi has been added in his place as he will be taking on Kaito Kiyomiya. Hirai Kawato will then now be taking on Hitoshi Kumano in a singles match.
LION’S GATE, 2/25/2016 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) Takumi Honjo’s Debut Match: Takumi Honjo vs. Shuhei “Maybach” Taniguchi
(2) Hirai Kawato vs. Hitoshi Kumano
(3) Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Kaito Kiyomiya
(4) David Finlay Jr. vs. Taiji Ishimori
(5) Jay White vs. Yoshinari Ogawa
(6) Manabu Nakanishi vs. Quiet Storm
(7) Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Captain NOAH & Genba Hirayanagi
(8) Juice Robinson vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima
(9) Yuji Nagata vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya
~ A new local based promotion was announced to be in formation in “Ehime Pro-Wrestling (tentative name)”. Ehime part of the land mass that is South of Hiroshima. The main base of operations with be in Matsuyama, Ehime and is planned to be a community based revival for the area. Freelance wrestler Masayuki Mitomi took part in a public press conference in Saitama, Japan as he will also be working alongside other freelance wrestlers Madoka and PSYCHO with the new venture. Joshi wrestler Akane Fujita is slated as another name to be involved as well.
Mitomi stated that there are plans to put together a training dojo in Matsuyama and they will be accepted recruits from anyone in the area. Which they expect to see any hopeful’s making their debut’s as early as this fall. They are looking to bring together at least 20 people to help get things up and moving. He also stated that the promotion will hold it’s first official event on April 2nd with at least 5 matches planned at this time.