It’s kind of relaxed on much major news, but there are a couple event cards announced for shows later on this month….
ZERO1 officially announced that James Raideen will be defending the World Heavyweight belt against Yusaku Obata on October 13th. These two have faced off mutliple times in the past and even for the NWA UN Heavyweight belt which Raideen beat Obata to gain. Yusaku Obata has proven himself to be a solid in ring competitor in ZERO1, since joining the promotion last year, but he gives up a lot of size and power to the reigning champion.
Also announced for the show is Daichi Hashimoto making his return to active competition after suffering multiple arm fractures that have kept more or less sidelined for pretty much the last 10 months. Daichi is apparently cleared this time around to make a proper return and he will be taking on DIAMOND RING’s Katsuhiko Nakajima first thing. These two have met in two tag team matches last year, once in ZERO1 and then in NOAH’s Tag League, and a lot of heat was definitely shown between the two. Daichi aims to prove himself as a heavy striker, much like his father, and facing someone like Nakajima will definitely prove if he can even hang with one of the heaviest kickers in the business today.
Then the ZERO1 vs WNC battle will continue as Yoshikazu Yokoyama will be looking for revenge against Koji Doi. Doi picked up the win over Yokoyama on the last Shinkiba show on the 28th and Yokoyama seems to be unable to believe that he lost to anyone from WNC. Yokoyama stated that he will be claim the victory for ZERO1 at the Korakuen Hall.
Pro Wrestling ZERO1, 10/13/2013 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() ZERO1 vs WNC Tag Match: Daemon Ueda & Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. Koji Doi & Jiro Kuroshio
() Single Match: Takuya Sugawara vs. Jason Lee [Hong Kong]
() Daichi Hashimoto’s Return Match: Daichi Hashimoto vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING]
() World Heavyweight Championship Match: [15th Champion] James Raideen vs. [Challener] Yusaku Obata
~ 2nd title defense.
~ 2-3 more matches are to be announced.
Then DR announced a pretty huge main event for their next show on October 20th as Katsuhiko Nakajima will be teaming with U-FILE CAMP’s Masato Shibata to take on Yoshihiro Takayama and Tatsuhito Takaiwa. Nakajima and Takayama are far from strangers against one another and this could bode to being a solid match-up of power and strikes.
DIAMOND RING, 10/20/2013 [Sun] 13:00 @ Kensuke Offic Dojo in Saitama
(1) Namazu Man, CHANGO [Free] & NOSAWA Rongai [Gurentai] vs. “VooDoo MURDERS” TARU, “brother” YASSHI & Kengo
(2) DR vs NOAH Tag Match: Satoshi Kajiwara & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya vs. Daisuke Harada & Hitoshi Kumano
(3) Katsuhiko Nakajima & Masato Shibata [U-FILE CAMP] vs. Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall] & Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free]
Of course you can see what is going on this week via the link below…