~ The full event cards were announced for the two-day Sapporo that will be taking place on June 30th and July 1st.
Following the retention of the World Tag belts over TAJIRI & KAI on June 3rd in Kobe, Ryoji Sai and Dylan James will be defending against Suwama and Shuji Ishikawa on the 6/30 show.
Then joining the previously announced World Junior match on 7/1, the main event was announced to be a non-title match as Kento Miyahara takes on his former fellow NEXTREAM teammate in Jake Lee. With Lee’s recent return from injury, he has taken it upon himself to single out Miyahara as he seeks to prove himself now instead of falling further behind due to his recent time on the sidelines.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2018 Dynamite Series”, 6/30/2018 [Sat] 14:00 @ Hotel Emisia Sapporo in Hokkaido
() Atsushi Maruyama vs. Ishikiri
() Atsushi Aoki, Hikaru Sato & Tomoya vs. Yohei Nakajima, Ultimo Dragon & TAJIRI
() Takao Omori & Mushuku no ‘Sekiko’ vs. Joe Doering & The Bodyguard
() Jun Akiyama vs. Yuma Aoyagi
() Kento Miyahara, Yoshitatsu & Naoya Nomura vs. Jake Lee, Koji Iwamoto & Keiichi Sato
() Zeus vs. KAI
() World Tag Championship ~ World Tag 30th Anniversary Match: [82nd Champions] Ryoji Sai & Dylan James vs. [Challengers] Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa
~ 2nd title defense.
AJPW “2018 Dynamite Series”, 7/1/2018 [Sun] 14:00 @ Hotel Emisia Sapporo in Hokkaido
() Atsushi Maruyama vs. Naoya Nomura
() Ultimo Dragon & Ishikiri vs. Keiichi Sato & Tomoya
() Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori vs. Yoshitatsu & Yuma Aoyagi
() Joe Doering, Zeus & The Bodyguard vs. TAJIRI, KAI & Mushuku no ‘Sekiko’
() Suwama, Shuji Ishikawa & Hikaru Sato vs. Ryoji Sai, Dylan James & Koji Iwamoto
() World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [47th Champion] Atsushi Aoki vs. [Challenger] Yohei Nakajima
~ 3rd title defense.
() Special Single Match: Kento Miyahara vs. Jake Lee
~ The full event card was announced for the June 14 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
Pro-Wrestling FREEDOMS “Reach for the star 2018”, 6/14/2018 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(-) Exhibition Match: Trainee K vs. X
(-) Exhibition Match: Hayatada Miki vs.
() Dragon Libre vs. Shunsuke Sayama
() Gunso vs. Chikara
() Mammoth Sasaki, Toru Sugiura & Kamui vs. Yuya Susumu, Masamune & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
() ‘brother’ YASSHI & Minoru Fujita vs. GENTARO & Kenichiro Arai
() Death Match: Takashi Sasaki vs. Tomoya Hirata
() Death Match: Masashi Takeda, Jun Kasai & Kenji Fukimoto vs. Violento Jack, Daisuke Masaoka & Yuko Miyamoto
FORTUNE DREAM NEWS
~ It was announced that Mio Shirai will be the special referee for the previously announced 3WAY joshi match on the show. This is being noted as the last time Io and Mio will be involved in a match before Io is WWE/NXT bound this Summer.
Fortune Dream 5, 6/11/2018 [Mon] 17:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Emerald Dream: Kotaro Suzuki (FREE) vs. Kazumi Kikuta (BJW)
(2) Supreme Dream: Io Shirai vs. Meiko Satomura vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto (special referee : Mio Shirai)
(3) Special Talk Battle: Kenta Kobashi vs. Masahiro Chono
(4) Final Dream ~ Koki Kitahara 30th Anniversary & Retirement Match: Koki Kitahara (CAPTURE) & Mitsuya Nagai (DRADITION) vs. Naomichi Marufuji (NOAH) & Super Tiger (RJPW)
(5) Violent Dream: Yuji Hino (FREE), Go Shiozaki (NOAH) & Zeus (AJPW) vs. Akitoshi Saito (NOAH), Katsuhiko Nakajima (NOAH) & Kohei Sato (ZERO1)
(6) Fortune Dream: Kaito Kiyomiya (NOAH) & Ayato Yoshida (K-DOJO) vs. Toru Sugiura (FREEDOMS) & Takuya Nomura (BJW)
~ The full event card was announced for the June 23 show in Kawasaki.
HEAT-UP “Kawasaki Enjou Series”, 6/23/2018 [Sat] 18:00 @ Culttz Kawasaki in Kanagawa
(1) Culttz Kawasaki Summit I: Hiroshi Watanabe, Baliyan Akki (India) & LEONA vs. Nori da Funky Shibiresath, Yusaku Ito & Hiroshi Yamato
(2) Kawasaki Heroes! The Hopes & Dreams of Children: Prince Kawasaki, Inadaman & Masahiro Takanashi vs. PSYCHO, CHANGO & Shinya Ishida
(3) Gatoh Move Offer Match: Emi Sakura & Mitsuru Konno vs. Riho & Mei Suruga
(4) Culttz Kawasaki Summit II: Mineo Fujita, Yu Iizuka & Tetsuya Izuchi vs. Nick (Singapore), Red Eagle (Portugal) & Greg Ho (Singapore)
(5) Culttz Kawasaki Summit III: Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery, Joji Otani & Keito Murota vs. Yoji “Dokonjo” Kondo, Juken (UK), Kevin Man (Hong Kong) & Jeff Man (Hong Kong)
(6) HEAT-UP Universal Tag Championship Match: [1st Champions] Kenichiro Arai & Hide Kubota vs. [Challengers] Kazuhiro Tamura & Tatsumi Fujinami
~ 4th title defense.
(7) HEAT-UP Universal Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Daisuke Kanehira vs. [Challenger] Fuminori Abe
~ 1st title defense.
~ Minoru Suzuki took part in a press conference to announced the main event of the “TAKAYAMANIA” show that will take place on August 31st at the Korakuen Hall.
Suzuki was joined by Makoto Ishihara, of the TAKAYAMANIA Executive Committee, to give an update on Takayama and for the upcoming show. It has been a little over a year since Takayama suffered a severed spine injury and diagnosed with almost no chance to fully recover from it. This has lead to charity shows and donations being set up in his honor. As for Takayama’s current state it was noted that he can now move his shoulders just a little bit.
Takayama has taken on the role of producer for this show and has given some ideas to Suzuki in regards to matches. Which the main event was announced with Minoru Suzuki, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA taking on the team of Taiyo Kea, Kaz Hayashi & TAKA Michinoku. The match is call-back to roughly 10 years prior when all six of them were competing in All Japan Pro-Wrestling at the time. Special guests are also to attend the show and it will air live on AbemaTV.
TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE, 8/31/2018 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(7) Main Event: Minoru Suzuki, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA vs. Taiyo Kea, Kaz Hayashi & TAKA Michinoku
~ Also announced to compete : Naomichi Marufuji, Takao Omori & Sanshiro Takagi
~ The full event cards were announced for the June 17 show in Maebashi and the June 22 show at the 1stRING.
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 OUTBREAK, 6/17/2018 [Sun] 13:00 @ Green Dome Maebashi in Gunma
(1) Takumi Baba vs. Masayuki Mitomi (EPW)
(2) Ganseki Tanaka vs. Kenichiro Arai (DG)
(3) Seiki Yoshioka & Jun Tonsho vs. Andy Wu & El Hijo del Pantera
(4) Masayuki Kono & Tsugataka Sato vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
(5) Kaz Hayashi & Takanori Ito vs. Shuji Kondo & Alejandro
(6) Manabu Soya, Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Koji Doi vs. Shotaro Ashino, Yusuke Kodama & Kumaarashi
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 OUTBREAK, 6/22/2018 [Fri] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) Masayuki Kono vs. Tsugataka Sato
(2) Seiki Yoshioka & Andy Wu vs. Ganseki Tanaka & Takumi Baba
(3) Alejandro & El Hijo del Pantera vs. Yusuke Kodama & Kenichiro Arai
(4) Koji Doi vs. Takanori Ito
(5) Manabu Soya, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA vs. Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo & Jun Tonsho
(6) Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Masato Tanaka vs. Shotaro Ashino & Kumaarashi
More details were released in regards to the injury that Yusaku Obata suffered at the close of the June 3rd show in Hokkaido. [6/3 Results]
His diagnosis was a heat stroke that was brought on by dehydration. He underwent a more thorough examination on 6/4 to which he was found to have suffered chipped bone and fracture in his neck. He was noted to have been suffering from issues with his breathing, which is why they checked his chest and neck, and thus they found the problem after more tests. It is presumed at this time that the fall that occurred while he was on the top rope caused the injury. He has no major problems outside of the breathing issue and thus he should be able to recover with proper rest. Though he will miss the next major scheduled show on 6/9 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
Which the event card was updated for that show…
Pro-Wrestling ZERO1 “ZERO1 Dream Series”, 6/9/2018 [Sat] 18:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) Towa Iwasaki & Shoki Kitamura vs. TARU & Takuya Sugawara
(2) Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. Hartley Jackson
(3) Kohei Sato vs. KAMIKAZE
(4) NWA Light Heavyweight Tag Championship Match: [26th Champions] SUGI & Masamune (FREE) vs. [Challengers] Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe
~ 2nd title defense.
(5) NWA World Junior & International Junior Double Championship Match: [121st & 21st Champion] Isami Kodaka vs. [Challenger] Shinjiro Otani
~ 1st title defense.
(6) NWA UN Heavyweight Championship Match: [31st Champion] Shogun Okamoto vs. [Challenger] Chris Vice
~ 1st title defense.
(7) Yuko Miyamoto & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Masato Tanaka & Yuji Hino
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