◆AJPW NEWS◆ [6/15 RESULTS]
~ All Japan held a bigger show today at the Korakuen Hall.
~ The main event saw the Triple Crown belt in defense as Kento Miyahara defended the belt against Kengo Mashimo. After the match, Akiyama came forward to challenge the champion after the match. Miyahara accepted the challenge following his loss to Akiyama back during the Champion Carnival, 4/17.
~ “Strong BJ” became the new World Tag Champions after they bested the powerhouse team of Zeus & The Bodyguard. The two claimed their first belts in the promotion after winning the Asia Tag belts over 4 years ago.
~ Yohei Nakajima recaptured the GAORA TV belt, keeping the 1st defense curse alive, as he beat Kazuhiro Tamura after losing the belt last week. Freelance wrestler Takeshi Minamino came forward to challenge the champion after the match. Even with a swift kick between the legs as he then took the belt from the champion.
~ Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato challenged Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto for a chance at the Asia Tag belts, the champions accepted the offer.
~ Matches were released for a couple shows in July, 7/14, 7/16, and 7/30.
AJPW “Summer Action Series ~ Kumamoto Earthquake Charity Assistance Tour”, 7/14/2016 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Takao Omori & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Masashi Takeda [U-FILE] & Keisuke Ishii [DDT]
(-) Suwama’s Return Special 6 Man Tag Match: Suwama, Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato vs. Zeus, Shuji Ishikawa [FREE] & Super Tiger [RJPW]
“Onishi Kinzoku Ltd Presents Evolution 2 -Restart-“, 7/17/2016 [Sat] 17:00 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall in Kanagawa
() Masanobu Fuchi & Tatsuhiko Takaiwa [FREE] vs. Masao Inoue & Gabai Jichan [both FREE]
() SUSHI vs. Antonio Honda [FREE]
() Super Tiger vs. 5th generation Black Tiger
() Jun Akiyama & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Kento Miyahara & Jake Lee
() Suwama, Atsushi Aoki, Naoya Nomura & Hikaru Sato vs. Takao Omori, Zeus, Yutaka Yoshie & Ryoji Sai
AJPW “Chiba EXTRA DREAM 11”, 7/30/2016 [Sat] 18:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba
() Tank Nagai & Yuki Sato vs. SUSHI & Kaji Tomato w/ Bambi
() Axe Bombers vs AJ Rangers: Takao Omori, Kazuhiro Tamura & Daichi Kazato vs. AJ Ranger “White” (Jun Akiyama), AJ Ranger “Red” (Yohei Nakajima) & AJ Ranger “Blue” (Yuma Aoyagi)
() Suwama vs. Naoya Nomura
() Kento Miyahara & Taishi Takizawa vs. Zeus & Kengo Mashimo
~ A few matches were announced for the super show between All Japan and LAND’S END that is to be held in August.
“LAND’S END x All Japan Pro-Wrestling All-Star☆ESTASI”, 8/21/2016 [Sun] 14:00 @ EDION Arena Osaka, 2nd Stadium
() Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi [both BJW] vs. Jo Kyungho [Korea/FREE] & Yohei Nakajima [AJPW]
() SUSHI [AJPW] & Masakado [ZERO1] vs. Yusaku Obata [ZERO1] & Jake Lee [AJPW]
() Zeus [AJPW] & The Bodyguard [FREE] vs. Masato Tanaka [ZERO1] & Naoya Nomura [both AJPW]
() Takao Omori [AJPW] & Yoshihiro Takayama [FREE] vs. Suwama [AJPW] & Rikiya Fudo [LAND’S END]
() Ryoji Sai [LAND’S END] & Jun Akiyama [AJPW] vs. Kento Miyahara [AJPW] & Shuji Ishikawa [FREE]
Ryuichi Kawakami announced that he will be making his return to the ring at the big Ryogoku show on July 24. Let alone with a single match against Daisuke Sekimoto.
Kawakami has been battling a severe ACL injury to his left knee, even though he last competing at Genichiro Tenryu’s retirement show on 11/15. Kawakami stated that he is still not 100% following the surgery but the anxiety is getting to him to make a return to the ring. Noting that he is fully aware of Hideyoshi Kamitani and Daichi Hashimoto are looking to overtake him in breaking through the Strong BJ division first. This has built up his impatience as he was working hard before the injury to become a new leader of the division.
With his return, he also stated that he has lost weight as he has focused on muscle mass and shedding body fat. This has put him at 98kg at this time, apposed to the 105kg he used to weigh before. He is fully aware of what he will face by taking on Sekimoto first thing, but that he has put in a lot of work to further improve his skills and even has alluded to a new move that is in the works. His only goal is to once more continue to climb to the apex of Strong BJ.
Below is the announced event card for the Ryogoku show at this time…
BJW “両極譚 ~ RYOGOKUTAN”, 7/24/2016 [Sun] @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
(-) Kawakami’s Return Match: Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Ryuichi Kawakami
(-) BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship Match: [32nd Champion] Ryuji Ito vs. [Challenger] Kankuro Hoshino
~ 6th title defense.
(-) BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [7th Champion] Yuji Okabayashi vs. [Challenger] Hideyoshi Kamitani
~ 4th title defense.
~ The full card was released for the next show on July 4.
DRADITION 2016 SECOND, 7/4/2016 [Mon] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Nobuyuki Kurashima vs. Super Tiger
(2) Mineo Fujita & Tsubakichi Sanshu vs. Kazuhiro Tamura & CHANGO
(3) Alexander Otsuka vs. Taka Kunoh
(4) TAJIRI vs. LEONA
(5) Tatsumi Fujinami & Jun Akiyama vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Hiro Saito
(6) Mitsuya Nagai 25th Anniversary Match: Mitsuya Nagai & KENSO vs. Masakatsu Funaki & Kengo Mashimo
◆FORTUNE DREAM NEWS◆ [6/14 RESULTS]
~ FD 3 was held at the Korakuen Hall.
~ The main event saw a powerful mix of Go Shiozaki teaming with Yuji Okabayashi as they took on Daisuke Sekimoto and Yuji Hino. The match went 30+ minutes as the World Strong Champion Okabayashi claimed the pin-fall win following a knockout blow on Sekimoto.
~ Kobashi thanked everyone for competing today especially those in the main event. All the wrestlers came out to the ring after the match for a closing photo session.
~ Kobashi ended the show with an honoring to Mitsuharu Misawa as “Spartan X” began to play throughout the hall.
~ No date was announced for a next potential show, but this one did receive a strong reaction from those in attendance.
~ The full event card was released for the upcoming SUPER J-CUP Qualifying tournament on June 19.
K-DOJO “KAIENTAI DOJO SUPER J-CUP 2016 Qualifier 1DAY Tournament”, 6/19/2016 [Sun] 17:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba
() SUPER J-CUP 2016 KAIENTAI DOJO Qualifying Tournament 1st Round: Ayumu Honda vs. Ayato Yoshida
() SUPER J-CUP 2016 KAIENTAI DOJO Qualifying Tournament 1st Round: Ricky Fuji vs. Daigoro Kashiwa
() SUPER J-CUP 2016 KAIENTAI DOJO Qualifying Tournament 1st Round: Kaji Tomato vs. Kunio Toshima
() SUPER J-CUP 2016 KAIENTAI DOJO Qualifying Tournament 1st Round: Shiori Asahi vs. Kyu Mogami
() SUPER J-CUP 2016 KAIENTAI DOJO Qualifying Tournament Semi-final:
() SUPER J-CUP 2016 KAIENTAI DOJO Qualifying Tournament Semi-final:
() SUPER J-CUP 2016 KAIENTAI DOJO Qualifying Tournament Final:
() TAKA Michinoku & GO Asakawa vs. Saburo Inematsu & Dinosaur Takuma
() Taishi Takizawa, Kotaro Yoshino & Yoshihiro Horaguchi vs. Tank Nagai, Kengo Mashimo & Yuma
~ The event card was also released for the show on June 25 in Nagoya.
KAIENTAI DOJO “CLUB-K in NAGOYA”, 6/25/2016 [Sat] 18:30 @ Nagoya Sportiva Arena in Aichi
() Kotaro Yoshino vs. Bambi vs. Yuma
() Ayato Yoshida & Kyu Mogami vs. Yasu Kubota & Hide Kubota
() Saburo Inematsu & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Taishi Takizawa & Yoshihiro Horaguchi
() Kaji Tomato & Shiori Asahi vs. Tank Nagai & Kengo Mashimo
() TAKA Michinoku vs. GO Asawakawa
~ The full event card was released for the upcoming show on the 18th.
“We are Suzuki-gun 3”, 6/18/2016 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Minoru Suzuki 48th Birthday Anniversary Royal Rumble: Muhammad Yone, Quiet Storm, Akitoshi Saito, Taiji Ishimori, Yoshinari Ogawa, Hitoshi Kumano, Shiro Tomoyose, Kaito Kiyomiya, Ryo Kawamura, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Andy Dalton & Eclipse
(2) 4WAY Tag Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado vs. Daisuke Harada & Atsushi Kotoge vs. Kenoh & Hajime Ohara vs. Genba Hirayanagi & Captain NOAH
(3) Shelton X Benjmain, Taichi & TAKA Michinoku vs. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Ryusuke Taguchi
(4) 3WAY Tag Elimination Match: Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima & Masa Kitamiya vs. Go Shiozaki & Maybach Taniguchi
(5) Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Sugiura & Takashi Iizuka vs. Noamichi Marufuji, Toru Yano & Kazushi Sakuraba
◆WRESTLE-1 NEWS◆ [6/15 RESULTS]
~ The first round of the W-1 GRAND PRIX was held today at the Shinjuku FACE.
~ Following the matches the second round is now set to take place on the 18th and 26.
“WRESTLE-1 GRAND PRIX 2016”, 6/18/2016 [Sat] 17:30 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall in Kanagawa
() Grand Prix 2nd Round Match: Manabu Soya vs. Daiki Inaba
() Grand Prix 2nd Round Match: Shotaro Ashino vs. AKIRA
“WRESTLE-1 GRAND PRIX 2016”, 6/26/2016 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ichihara City Rinki Taiikukan in Chiba
() Grand Prix 2nd Round Match: Yuji Hino vs. Yasufumi Nakanoue
() Grand Prix 2nd Round Match: Kaz Hayashi vs. Masayuki Kono
~ Kondo’s return is set for the July 1 show as he will be teaming with “brother” YASSHI on the show. The match has not been released yet, but W-1 is now hyping the return of both Kondo as well as a popular team of the past.
“WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2016 SYMBOL”, 7/1/2016 [Fri] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Shuji Kondo & “brother” YASSHI vs. (tba)
() WRESTLE-1 Cruiserweight Championship Match: [Champion] Kotaro Suzuki vs. [Challenger] Andy Wu
() Grand PrixSemi-final Match:
() Grand Prix Semi-final Match:
() Grand Prix Final Match:
~ WWE : Ibushi, TAJIRI, Tozawa, and Jason Lee were announced for the Cruisweight Classic Tournament that will be held this Summer.
~ ZERO1 : Toshiki Iwaki will miss the Shinkiba show on 6/16, Kotaro Nasu will be his replacement on the show.