◆AJPW NEWS◆ [6/24 RESULTS]
~ The Dynamite Series continued today in Monbetsu, Hokkaido as the main event featured Miyahara & Lee taking on Akiyama & Bodyguard. Bodyguard would claim the win over Lee as Akiyama stated that he feels his chances of once more becoming the Triple Crown champion are strong during the backstage interview.
~ Hikaru Sato stated that he will accept Tatsuhito Takaiwa’s challenge for the World Junior belt, also made it known that he wants to bring the Asia Tag belts back home to All Japan.
◆NJPW NEWS◆ [6/24 RESULTS]
~ The “Kizuna Road 2016” tour kicked off today in Toyohashi, Aichi.
~ As the newly crowned IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada teamed with his fellow CHAOS members Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Will Ospreay as they beat the L.I.J. team of Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI. Okada asserted his position in the promotion as he celebrated the win after the match.
~ The tour will be leading into the two bigger shows on 6/27 at the Korakuen Hall and then the final show of this tour on 7/3. Which features Shibata defending the NEVER Openweight belt against Honma. Which speaking of Honma kicked off this tour with a win over Shibata’s team.
◆TAKA & TAICHI PRODUCE NEWS◆ [6/24 RESULTS]
~ TAKA & Taichi held their special brand of self-produced shows once more today at Shinkiba. The focus of the show was a one-day league to determine the two wrestlers who will represent Suzuki-gun in the upcoming “SUPER J-CUP” later this Summer.
~ After a series of matches, Taichi and Yoshinobu Kanemaru emerged victorious as they will be representing the group in the upcoming tournament.
Which this now leaves the expected participants of the SUPER J-CUP 2016 to look as follows…
NJPW : (3 spots, to be announced)
CHAOS : Will Ospreay (?)
CMLL : (to be announced)
ROH : (to be announced)
SZKG : Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Taichi
NOAH : (3 spots, to be announced)
AJPW : Yuma Aoyagi (?)
K-DOJO : Kaji Tomato
DRAGON GATE : Eita
Ryukyu Dragon : Gurukun Mask
X = Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio [W-1] (?)
All the competitors and matches were announced for this years Fire Festival league.
The Fire Festival acting committee announced that this years tournament will only feature 9 wrestlers which will give us a total of 36 league matches throughout the course of the month of July.
This years announced wrestlers are as follows…
★ Kohei Sato [Reigning World Heavyweight Champion/Fire Festival 2015 Winner]
★ Masato Tanaka [Reigning NWA Intercontinental Tag Champion]
★ Shinjiro Otani [Reigning International Junior & NWA World Junior Double Crown Champion]
★ Masakado [NWA UN Heavyweight Champion]
★ Fujita “Jr” Hayato [Reigning NWA Light Tag Champion]
★ James Raideen [Reigning NWA Intercontinental Tag Champion/2013 Winner]
★ Shogun Okamoto [Debut]
★ Yusaku Obata
The matches for this years league will look as follows….
“16th Annual Midsummer Fire Festival”, 7/8/2016 [Fri] 18:30 @ Nagoya Nakamura Sports Center in Aichi
() Shinjiro Otani vs. Yusaku Obata
() Kohei Sato vs. Fujita “Jr” Hayato
() KAMIKAZE vs. James Raideen
() Masato Tanaka vs. Masakado
“16th Annual Midsummer Fire Festival”, 7/10/2016 [Sun] 14:00 @ TAKESHIBA Coliseum in Tokyo
() Masato Tanaka vs. Fujita “Jr” Hayato
() Kohei Sato vs. KAMIKAZE
() Shinjiro Otani vs. James Raideen
() Yusaku Obata vs. Masakado
“16th Annual Midsummer Fire Festival”, 7/12/2016 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Kohei Sato vs. Masato Tanaka
() Shinjiro Otani vs. Fujita “Jr” Hayato
() Masakado vs. James Raideen
() Yusaku Obata vs. Shogun Okamoto
“16th Annual Midsummer Fire Festival”, 7/13/2016 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Kohei Sato vs. Shinjiro Otani
() Masato Tanaka vs. James Raideen
() Masakado vs. Shogun Okamoto
() Fujita “Jr” Hayato vs. Yusaku Obata
“16th Annual Midsummer Fire Festival”, 7/14/2016 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Masato Tanaka vs. Shinjiro Otani
() Kohei Sato vs. Yusaku Obata
() Fujita “Jr” Hayato vs. James Raideen
() KAMIKAZE vs. Shogun Okamoto
“16th Annual Midsummer Fire Festival”, 7/16/2016 [Sat] 17:00 @ Aomori City
() James Raideen vs. Shogun Okamoto
“16th Annual Midsummer Fire Festival”, 7/17/2016 [Sun] 13:30 @ Aomori Hamanasu Hall
() Kohei Sato vs. Masakado
() Masato Tanaka vs. Shogun Okamoto
() Yusaku Obata vs. KAMIKAZE
“16th Annual Midsummer Fire Festival”, 7/18/2016 [Mon] 13:30 @ Akita City Selion Plaza
() Shinjiro Otani vs. Shogun Okamoto
() Kohei Sato vs. James Raideen
() Masakado vs. KAMIKAZE
“16th Annual Midsummer Fire Festival”, 7/19/2016 [Tue] 19:00 @ Niigata City Bandai City
() Kohei Sato vs. Shogun Okamoto
() Masato Tanaka vs. KAMIKAZE
() Fujita “Jr” Hayato vs. Masakado
“16th Annual Midsummer Fire Festival”, 7/24/2016 [Sun] 17:00 @ EDION Arena Osaka, 2nd Stadium
() Masato Tanaka vs. Yusaku Obata
() Shinjiro Otani vs. Masakado
() Fujita “Jr” Hayato vs. KAMIKAZE
“16th Annual Midsummer Fire Festival”, 7/31/2016 [Sun] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() James Raideen vs. Yusaku Obata
() Shinjiro Otani vs. KAMIKAZE
() Fujita “Jr” Hayato vs. Shogun Okamoto
~ BASARA : The full card was released for the next scheduled show on July 3. This will be the first show since Fukuda won the “Itadaki League”, with a strong main event booked as such.
BASARA, 7/3/2016 [Sun] 17:30 @ Chikusa Bunka Kogekijo in Aichi
() Daichi Kazato vs. Kazuhiro Tamura [HEAT-UP]
() Goma Ryu vs. Konaka = Pale One 
() Michio Kageyama [DEP], Makoto Renka [Sportiva] & Hi69 [FREE] vs. Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto [Sportiva]
() Tsukasaga-gun vs Kotetsu Gundan: Tsukamoto Takumi & SAGAT vs. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
() Isami Kodaka & Masamune [Doutonbori] vs. Trans-Am★Hiroshi & Shinya Ishida [FREE]
~ DNA : It was announced that veteran comedy wrestler Kikutaro will be coming in to take on Kawamura on the upcoming show on July 1.
DNA 18, 7/1/2016 [Fri] 19:00 @ Kitazawa Town Hall in Tokyo
() Mao Inoue & Mizuki Watase vs. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo [both DDT]
() Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura vs. Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
() Guanchulo vs. Masa Takanashi
() Rekka vs. Nobuhiro Shimatani
() Rainbow Kawamura vs. Kikutaro [Akiba]
() KENSO [FREE] vs. Kota Umeda
~ Jun Kasai Produce : The full event cards were announced for Kasai’s upcoming self-produce shows in July.
Crazy Monkey presents Tokyo Deathmatch Carnival 2016, 7/13/2016 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Daisuke Masaoka & Yukihiro Abe [Team Dera] vs. GUNSO & HAYATA [both DOVE]
(2) Mammoth Sasaki & Toru Sugiura vs. Yuya Susumu & Buffalo
(3) Hardcore Match: GENTARO & The Winger vs. Ayako Hamada & Ryo Mizunami
(4) Deathmatch: Takashi Sasaki vs. Miedo Xtremo
(5) Deathmatch: Masashi Takeda vs. Kenji Fukimoto
(6) KING of FREEDOM WOLD CHAMPIONSHIP Ultimate Monster Battle Deathmatch: [Champion] Jun Kasai vs. [Challenger] Violento Jack
Crazy Monkey presents Hiroshima Deathmatch Carnival 2016, 7/17/2016 [Sun] 17:00 @ Hiroshima Industrial Hall, West Wing
() Black Tiger & Masamune vs. Takumi Tsukamoto & Kenshin Chikano
() Masashi Takeda & Minoru Fujita vs. Sakigake & Rey Paloma
() Yuya Susumu vs. Toru Sugiura
() Takashi Sasaki, Mammoth Sasaki & Great Kabuki vs. GENTARO, The Winger & Devil Magician
() Deathmatch: Kenji Fukimoto vs. Yuko Miyamoto
() Deathmatch: Jun Kasai & Daisuke Masaoka vs. Violento Jack & Miedo Xtremo
~ Mr. Gannosuke Produce : The full card was announced for Gannosuke’s own self-produced show on July 26 in Shinkiba. Gannosuke usually puts some special flavor into these shows outside of what is seen in GUTS World and opens the doors for guys to take part in personal dream, or at least interesting, matches, which you can see from what he has released.
Mr. Gannosuke Produce “Kishindo Returns 20”, 7/26/2016 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Shota [GUTS] vs. Yuki Sato [K-DOJO]
() Micro [GUTS] vs. Koharu Hinata [FREE]
() Yuko Miyamoto  vs. Kyu Mogami [K-DOJO]
() Tatsuhiko Yoshino [GUTS] vs. Masamune [FREE]
() Yasu Urano [DDT] vs. Atsushi Maruyama [FREE]
() Buffalo [FREE] vs. Isami Kodaka [BASARA]
() Mr. Gannosuke [GUTS] vs. Hayabucha (HARASHIMA) [DDT]
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