PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS, 2/16/2018 [Fri] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
1,639 Spectators (Overcrowded/sold out)
(1) FIRST MASTERS Special Single Match: Takuma Sano vs. Hisakatsu Oya
◆Winner: DRAW (15:00) Time Expired.
(2) MASTER of THE MASKMAN: Ultra Seven & Shiryu vs. Black Tiger V & Black Tiger VII
◆Winner: Seven (10:55) with a Reverse Splash on BT V.
(3) Fujiwara-gumi vs FMW MASTERS 6 Man Tag Match: Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Yoshiki Takahashi & Takaku Fuke vs. Ricky Fuji, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hidei Hosaka
◆Winner: Fujiwara (14:45) with a Wakigatame on Kuroda.
(4) Heisei Ishingun vs AJP MASTERS Special 6 Man Tag Match: Shiro Koshinaka, Masashi Aoyagi & Akitoshi Saito vs. Great Kojika, Tiger Toguchi & Mitsuo Momota
◆Winner: Kojika (10:49) with a Kubigatame (Small Package) on Aoyagi.
~ A mysterious masked man appeared and assaulted the both teams, but during the mess it eventually allowed Kojika to follow up with the win for his team.
(5) Main Event Pro-Wrestling Masters vs TEAM 2000 Special 8 Man Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu, Jushin Thunder Liger & Keiji Mutoh vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Hiro Saito, AKIRA & X = Super J w/ Masahiro Chono
◆Winner: Tenzan (15:10) with an Anaconda Vice on Liger.
~ With Satoshi Kojima unable to compete, Chono introduced Super J as his teams replacement, as he competed as nWo Sting.
~ Chono got physically involved in the match by attacking the guys when the were outside of the ring and even landing a Kenka Kick on Liger near the end.
~ Chono and Mutoh even exchanged blows, with Chono eating a Shining Wizard after landing a kick on Mutoh.
~ Chono stood in the ring with TEAM 2000 claiming their dominance over Mutoh’s team. Mutoh stood outside the ring with a chair as he called out Chono.
~ Chono remains adamant that he is not ready to compete again, but his actions tell otherwise as Mutoh stated that he wants his revenge.
~ During the backstage interview Mutoh stated that the next MASTERS show that he wants Chono in the ring.
Upcoming W-1 shows…
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 IMPACT, 2/18/2018 [Sun] 17:30 @ Shimizu Marine Building in Shizuoka
(-) WRESTLE-1 CRUISER FES 2018 Semi-final: Alejandro vs. Ryuji Hijikata
(-) WRESTLE-1 CRUISER FES 2018 Semi-final: Andy Wu vs. MAZADA
Pro-Wrestling ACE -Vol.10, 3/4/2018 [Sun] 16:30 @ GEN Sports Palace in Tokyo
() Bola de Arozz vs. Masamune (FREE)
() Hajime vs. Koju Takeda (666)
() Ganseki Tanaka & Daisuke Kanehira (HEAT-UP) vs. Akiyori Takizawa & Shunsuke Sayama (both ASUKA)
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 TRANS MAGIC, 3/14/2018 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Hiroshi Yamato’s Return Match:
() WRESTLE-1 CRUISER FES 2018 Final Match:
() WRESTLE-1 Championship Match: [11th Champion] Shotaro Ashino vs. [Challenger] Manabu Soya
~ 8th title defense.
Tokyo Gurentai “TOKYO LOVE VII”, 9/27/2017 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) Kotaro Suzuki (FREE) vs. SUSHI (FREE)
♦Winner: Kotaro (8:50) following the Endless Waltz.
(2) Vaccine Fight Offer Match ~ Double Name : Takuya Kai & KAI (FREE) vs. Yuko Miyamoto (666) & Naoshi Sano (Sano-Damashii)
♦Winner: KAI (7:56) with the Fire Thunder Powerbomb on Sano.
(3) Special Tag: BxB Hulk (DG) & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio (W-1) vs. Hikaru Sato (Pancrase MISSION) & Rocky Kawamura (PancraseISM)
♦Winner: Hulk (10:23) following tha Kakato-otoshi on Kawamura.
(4) Shinjuku Great War ~ Special 6 Man Tag: Hiro Saito (FREE), Kendo Kashin (FREE) & Manabu Soya (W-1) vs. Mitsuo Momota (RikiEnterprise), Shu & Kei Brahman (both FREE)
♦Winner: Saito (8:30) following a Senton on Kei.
~ Atsushi Onita appeared and called made a challenge against Kashin for a match on 10/9 in Odaiba. Onita stated that he wants to team with Kazuyuki Fujita to take on the team of Kashin and FUJITA.
~ TOKYO DREAM 2017 NOSAWA × Great · Kabuki was announced to be held on November 15 at the Shinuku FACE. The show will also feature FUJITA’s debut 20th anniversary match.
(5) Tokyo Intercontinental Tag Championship Match: [6th Champions] Dick Togo (FREE) & Shiryu (W-1) vs. [Challengers] MAZADA & FUJITA
♦Winner: FUJITA (18:56) with the SAYONARA on Shiryu.
~ Champions fall on their 1st title defense. MAZADA & FUJITA become the 7th champions.
(6) Tokyo World Heavyweight Championship Match: [5th Champion] Masaaki Mochizuki (DG) vs. [Challenger] NOSAWA Rongai
♦Winner: Mochizuki (15:13) following the Sankakugeri to the face.
~ 4th successful title defense.
~ Kaz Hayashi stepped forward as a challenger for the belt.
PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS, 7/26/2017 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
1,626 Spectators (overcrowded)
(1) FIRST MASTERS Special Single Match: Ricky Fuji (K-DOJO) vs. Hisakatsu Oya (Hokuto Pro)
♦Winner: Fuji (8:35) following a Backdrop.
(2) Lucha Master the Best Special 6 Tag Match: The Great Sasuke (MichiPro), Shiryu (FREE) & SATO (FREE) vs. NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA & FUJITA (all Tokyo Gurentai)
♦Winner: SATO (17:14) following a Diving Senton on FUJITA.
(3) WONDERFUL MASTERS WORLD Special Tag Match: Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Fujiwara-gumi) & Takaku Fuke (Pancrase MISSION) vs. Jushin Thunder Liger (NJPW) & Takuma Sano (FREE)
♦Winner: Sano (12:03) following a Diving Foot Stomp on Fuke.
(4) MASTER BATTLE! Heisei Ishin-gun vs Dai Nihon Pro-Wrestling Special 6 Man Tag Match: Shiro Koshinaka (FREE), AKIRA (Makai) & Akitoshi Saito (NOAH) w/ Masashi Aoyagi vs. Great Kojika, Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi (all BJW)
♦Winner: Koshinaka (15:37) following a Diving Hip Attack on Kojika.
~ Kojika hinted that this feud against Ishin-gun is not over.
(5) PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS Gather! Special 6 Man Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami (DRADITION), Riki Choshu (RikiPro) & Hiroshi Hase (FREE) vs. Great Muta (W-1), The Great Kabuki (FREE) & TNT (Savio Vega)
♦Winner: Hase (16:41) with a Northern Light Suplex Hold on TNT.
~ Hase with a solid win in his first match back since his retirement 11 years ago.
~ After the match, Hase thanked Fujinami and Choshu for being part of this match today, though he stated that he is focused on the “battle” that takes place on the political field.
PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS, 2/8/2017 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
1,589 Spectators (crowded)
(1) STRONG MASTERS Special Single Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa (FREE) vs. Daiki Inaba (W-1)
♦Winner: Inaba (11:45) with a #178 (Ground Manjigatame).
~ Takaiwa shook Inaba’s hand following the match.
(2) Do Not Know Fear ~ WILD MASTER Invasion!: Yoshihiro Takayama (FREE) & Takuma Sano (FREE) vs. Takao Omori (AJPW) & Manabu Soya (W-1)
♦Winner: Soya (13:30) following the Wild Bomber on Sano.
~ GET WILD with win in the former tag team champion showdown.
(3) GREAT GRAND MASTER Advent! Special Tag Match: Yoshiaki Fujiwara (FREE) & Shotaro Ashino (W-1) vs. Great Kojika (BJW) & Kumagoro (W-1)
♦Winner: Fujiwara (17:48) with a Wakigatame on Kumagoro.
(4) Lucha Master Contest! Special 6 Man Tag Match: Ultimo Dragon (Toryumon MEXICO), Shiryu (W-1) & Andy Wu (W-1) vs. NOSAWA Rongai (Gurentai), MAZADA (Gurentai) & Dick Togo (FREE)
♦Winner: Dragon (19:51) with a La Magistral on NOSAWA.
(5) Main Event Pro-Wrestling Masters Unite! Ressurect Hessei Ishingun Special 8 Man Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh (W-1), Riki Choshu (FREE), Tatsumi Fujinami (DRADITION) & Jushin Thunder Liger (NJPW) vs. Shiro Koshinaka (FREE), The Great Kabuki (FREE), AKIRA (FREE) & Akitoshi Saito (NOAH)
♦Winner: Mutoh (15:23) with a Moonsault Press on AKIRA.
~ The original Ishin-gun with the win over the Heisei-Ishin-gun.
~ The second MASTERS show was announced to be held on July 26 at Korakuen.
Tokyo Gurentai “TOKYO DREAM 2016”, 11/28/2016 [Mon] 18:45 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Kiku☆Hibimasu ~ Ihitabidachi: Kikutaro & Kuishinbo Kamen vs. Mitsuo Momota & Chikara
◆Winner: Chikara (9:21) following a Backdrop on Kikutaro.
(2) Vaccine Fight Offer Match: Takuya Kai & Tomohiko Hashimoto vs. Black Tiger & Buffalo
◆Winner: Buffalo (10:43) following a Lariat on Takuya.
(3) Tokyo Intercontinental Tag Championship Match: [5th Champions] Hikaru Sato & Rocky Kawamura vs. [Challengers] Dick Togo & Shiryu
◆Winner: Togo (15:49) following a Diving Senton on Kawamura.
~ Champions fall on their 2nd title defense. Togo and Shiryu become the 6th generation champions.
~ The former MichiPro teammates capture their first belts as a team.
(4) Tokyo World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Masaaki Mochizuki (DG) vs. [Challenger] Kotaro Suzuki (FREE)
◆Winner: Mochizuki (13:48) via counter pin-fall from a Endless Waltz pin attempt.
~ 2nd successful title defense.
~ Mochizuki defends the belt in a rematch from their All Japan bout in February of 2014.
~ Rocky Kawamura came forward to challenge the champion.
(5) TOKYO DREAM 2016: MAZADA, FUJITA & KIKUZAWA vs. CIMA (DG), Masato Tanaka (ZERO1) & Akito (DDT)
◆Winner: CIMA (14:28) following the Meteora on KIKUZAWA.
~ Kiku will be heading to the USA in 2017 as he competed in his final matches tonight at the Korakuen Hall.
(6) CLASSIC OF WRESTLING : Dory Funk Jr., Masakatsu Funaki & The Great Kabuki vs. Osamu Nishimura, Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Chavo Guerrero
◆Winner: Dory Funk (13:09) with a Spinning Toe Hold on Nishimura.
(7) IWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [1st Champion] Mil Mascaras vs. [Challenger] NOSAWA Rongai
◆Winner: Mascaras (8:20) with a Diving Body Attack.
~ Mascaras defends his belt.
[All Japan News] Kaz Hayashi’s 20th Anniversary as a pro wrestler is coming up soon and to celebrate this milestone AJP will be holding not one but two special match on August 26th.
Kaz Hayashi will be teaming with close friend Satoshi Kojima to take on Keiji Mutoh and another friend in Jimmy Yang. All four of these men have had top moments within the promotion over the years, and have competed with and against each other on multiple occasions. So it is a fitting match to represent the later half, last 10 years or so, of Hayashi’s career.
Then Hayashi will be competing yet again on the show as his masked counterpart Shiryu. He debuted as Shiryu in Michinoku Pro on November 19, 1992. Shiryu teamed with Terry Boy (Teioh) to face Mongolian Yuga (Shinzaki) and Buffalo Chohe. The match on 8/26 will be a special 6 man tag featuring talent that Hayashi trained and worked with while in Michinoku Pro in the early 90’s. He will be teaming with The Great Sasuke & MEN’S Teioh to take on the team of TAKA Michinoku, Jinsei Shinzaki & Yone Genjin.
The rest of the events matches will be announced at a later date. Though it should be mentioned that the Triple Crown Championship could very well be headlining the show as Jun Akiyama defends against Masakatsu Funaki.
AJP “40th Anniversary Year SUMMER IMPACT 2012”, 8/26/2012 [Sun] 17:00 @ Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo
(-) Shiryu Debut 20th Anniversary Special 6 Man Tag Match: Shiryu, The Great Sasuke [Michinoku] & MEN’S Teioh [BJW] vs. TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO], Jinsei Shinzaki [Michinoku] & Yone Genjin [Michinoku]
(-) Kaz Hayashi’s Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: Kaz Hayashi & Satoshi Kojima [NJPW] vs. Keiji Mutoh & Jimmy Yang