Kintaro W★ING Kanemura officially announced that he will be retiring from pro-wrestling in 2016. Kanemura made this news public to the press today, 11/26.
Kanemura stated that his body is fairly tattered and he is suffering from numbness in his left knee and leg. Kanemura has been active in deathmatches for over 20 years now and it is more or less time catching up with him.
Kanemura stated that he is focused on competing for Apache Army on January 31st in which he hopes to be the beginning of the road towards his retirement in December of 2016. He will then be undergoing a scheduled evaluation in which he will formally announce all intentions following those results.
He said that he has “no regrets” for all that he has done throughout his career. Though he does want one last Electric Current Blast Death Match against Atsushi Onita before he officially signals the end of his career.
As for others that he wants to be in the ring with one last time he mentioned Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Kohei Sato, Daisuke Sekimoto, TAJIRI, Super Crazy, and even DG’s Shingo Takagi.
Kanemura made his debut on December 20, 1990 for Pioneer Senshi against Akitoshi Saito. He then found his home in W★ING a year later where he also came into connection with FMW. After the fall of FMW, he would move to WEW and then Apache Army. Kanemura has suffered his fair share of ups and downs throughout his career, but hopes to end his career on a high note doing what he has loved to do over the last 25 years.
[Pictured: HASEGAWA, Kintaro Kanemaru, and Tomohiko Hashimoto]
originally posted on the Fb page on 11/26.
[RJPW News] More matches have been announced for the next show on December 9th with the inclusion of AJPW’s Evolution team of Suwama & Hikaru Sato taking on the team of Super Tiger and Alexander Otsuka.
Suwama and Super Tiger, originally posted on the Fb page on 11/27.
Super Tiger put forth a challenge to an All Japan wrestler to come forward at this show which All Japan’s leading powerhouse heavyweight accepted the offer. He will be teaming with his fellow Evolution teammate Hikaru Sato. Super Tiger stated that he is fully prepared for the match as he aims to build himself back up following the loss to Masakatsu Funaki on September 18th. Tiger will be teaming with Alexander Otsuka in what he hopes to be a strong clashing of styles for the Real Japan ring.
Suwama stated that he is open to building an outside relationship from All Japan in hopes of offering others an opportunity to come to All Japan as well. Suwama stated that this will be a major step in doing so as he is looking forward to any and all challenges that may lay ahead.
Below is the announced card at this time…
Real Japan Pro-Wrestling “First Tiger Mask Golden Legend ~ LEGEND OF THE GOLD III”, 12/9/2015 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Gran Hamada & Chikara vs. Super Rider & Hayato Mashita
() The Great Sasuke & Masao Orihara vs. Ultimo Dragon & Minoru Tanaka
() Special Rules 5 min. 3 Rounds Match: Hidehiko Hasegawa vs. Taka Kunou
() Great Tiger, Heddi French & Kotaro Nasu vs. Tatsumi Fujinami, Masato Shibata & LEONA
() Suwama & Hikaru Sato vs. Super Tiger & Alexander Otsuka
(-) Legend Championship Match: [8th Champion] Masakatsu Funaki vs. Daisuke Sekimoto
~ 1st title defense.
[W-1 News] A press conference was held to officially sign the upcoming title defenses as well as freelance wrestler Yuji Hino stating his intentions in joining “REAL DESPERADO”.
First up Soya will be defending the W-1 Championship against Masayuki Kono on December 24th. This follows Soya’s direct loss to Kono following the W-1 Tag defense on 11/27. Kono stated that he will become the singles champion once more and he will do it by force if need be. Soya though stated that he has no intentions in dropping the singles belt just yet. Just like Kono, he feels that he still has much left to do as champion and looks to gain a rematch for the tag belts in the process.
The Cruiser belt will also be in defense on 12/24 as Andy Wu defends against Seiki Yoshioka. Both Seiki and Hiroshi Yamato challenged the champion on 11/27 with the champion accepting Seiki’s offer without hesitation. Seiki stated that he is out to prove himself and becoming champion will surely do that for him. While the champion Andy is out to set a standard for the younger talent in the promotion. He looks to bring a new excitement to the ring and hopes that Seiki can bring his best to their match.
Then lastly, Yuji Hino made a shock appearance on the 11/27 show as he aligned himself with the “REAL DESPERADO” faction in W-1. The freelance wrestler, formerly of K-DOJO, became a hot-topic on where he would be going after he left K-DOJO abruptly late last month. Hino stated that this has been planned for a while as he is friends with both NOSAWA and KAZMA, KAZMA being formerly of K-DOJO himself. Hino has made his intentions known that he is going straight after the W-1 Championship and that he will be challenging the winner of the 12/24 match.
Below is the announced card for W-1’s final big show of the year.
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2015 SHINING WINTER, 12/24/2015 [Thu] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) W-1 Cruiserweight Championship Match: [2nd Champion] Andy Wu vs. [Challenger] Seiki Yoshioka
~ 3rd title defense.
(-) W-1 Championship Match: [6th Champion] Manabu Soya vs. [Challenger] Masayuki Kono
~ 2nd title defense.
[BJW News] A big tag match has been signed for the December 20th show, as AJPW’s Suwama continue’s his recent change of competing outside of his promotion. He will be teaming with Daisuke Sekimoto as they take on the ZERO1’s Kohei Sato and freelancer Shuji Ishikawa, Ishikawa who himself has recently has been comping in All Japan fairly actively.
Below is the announced card for the show…
BIG JAPAN DEATH VEGAS, 12/20/2015 [Sun] 15:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa
(1) Koji Kanemoto, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Kazuki Hashimoto, Daichi Hashimoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
(2) Joshi Offer Match: Yumi Ohka, Misaki Ohata & Yuka vs. Tsukasa Fujimoto, Arisa Nakajima & Kagetsu
(3) Great Kojika, Kankuro Hoshino, Masato Inaba [FREE] & Risa Sera [IR] vs. Mayumi Ozaki [OZ], Yuichi Taniguchi, Shinobu & Masaya Takahashi [ASUKA]
(4) Tsutomu Osugi, Hercules Senga & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman & Takayuki Ueki
(5) Death Match: Abdullah Kobayashi vs. Minoru Fujita [Tokyo Gurentai]
(6) Death Match: Ryuji Ito, Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka vs. Jaki Numazawa, Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto
(7) Hideki Suzuki [FREE] & Yoshihisa Uto vs. Ryota Hama [W-1] & Atsushi Maruyama [FREE]
(8) Daisuke Sekimoto & Suwama [AJPW] vs. Kohei Sato [ZERO1] & Shuji Ishikawa [FREE]
(9) BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [7th Champion] Yuji Okabayashi vs. [Challenger] Hideyoshi Kamitani
~ 1st title defense.
[Misc. News] HUB announced for the full card for his self-produced show on December 6th. Among the announced matches is HUB pulling double duty on the show as he will be dawning the GAO mask in the opening 3WAY match as well as working the main event against Minoru Fujita as well.
Below is the announced card at this time…
DOKUNCHU 4, 12/6/2015 [Sun] 17:00 @ Osaka Municipal Tennoji Ward Community Center
(1) Gao vs. Billyken vs. Churaumi Saber
(2) Kuishinbo Kamen vs. Ray Paloma vs. Condor
(3) GAINA vs. Kazuaki Mihara
(4) Kuuga, Tsubasa & Madoka vs. Ra-pid, Shoichi Uchida & Tadasuke
(5) HUB vs. Minoru Fujita [Tokyo Gurentai]
[HEAT-UP News] The full event card for the next show on December 13th has been released as well as who will be potentially in the running to crown the official first champion in January.
HEAT-UP, 12/13/2015 [Sun] 12:00 @ Nagoya Tsuyuhashi Sports Center
(1) Yoji “Dokonjo” Kondo vs. Fuminori Abe
(2) General TY Yamada & Super Takeshima Machine vs. Takaya Shibayama & Rollingman vs. Konaka = Pale One & Dyna Mido
(3) UWA World Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Kotaro Nasu vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Watanabe
~ 1st title defense.
(4) Amigo Suzuki, Kengo Takai & Daisuke Kanehira vs. Kenichiro Arai, PSYCHO & CHANGO
(5) STAND-UP! Universal Stage II: Kazuhiro Tamura vs. Koji Iwamoto
~ Winner earns the chance to be in the title decision match on 1/7.
HEAT-UP 3rd Anniversary Show, 1/7/2016 [Thu] 19:00 @ Kitazawa Town Hall in Tokyo
(-) HEAT-UP Universal Decision Match: Kenichiro Arai vs. (Winner of 12/13 match)
~ Winner becomes the 1st generation champion.
[GUTS World] The full event card has been released for GUTS World upcoming show on December 5th at Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo.
GUTS World, 12/5/2015 [Sat] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Hattoshite Good vs Young Power: Shota & Kenichiro Arai vs. Joji Tanaka & Shin Suzuki
() Drake Morimatsu vs. Megumi Yabushita
() Kishin Akuma-do vs IWA Army Full Showdown vol. 1: Mr. Gannosuke vs. YUJI KITO
() Kishin Akuma-do vs IWA Army Full Showdown vol. 2: Guts Ishijima vs. Keizo Matsuda
() Masked Mystery vs. Masao Orihara
() GWC Single Championship Match: [9th Champion] Daisuke vs. [Challenger] Tatsuhiko Yoshino
~ 5th title defense.
[Misc. News] Doutonbori and DOVE announced that they will be hosting their own New Year’s Eve show in Osaka, Japan.
Much like how BJW, DDT, and K-DOJO host their own special show in Tokyo at Korakuen, the promotions down in the southern region are looking to do something of their own. As well as Doutonbori and DOVE, Shi-en, Osaka Pro, J-2000, NPW and Osaka Joshi will be working on the show as well.
New Year’s Eve Pro-Wrestling ~ Yukutoshi Kuru Toshi, Zennin Shugo, 12/31/2015 [Thu] 21:00 @ Osaka Sekai-kan
(-) Shi-en Offer Match: Hiroto Okubo & Kirin vs. Raipachi Isobe & Tomo Enami
(-) Special Single Match: Kuuga [Doutonbori] vs. Hiroaki Moriya [J-2000]
(-) DOVE Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Tsubasa & Buffalo vs. [Challengers] YO-HEY & Konno Kenshin
Also announced to competing…
Yuki Aoki, Ultimate Spider Jr, AYAKA, Idea, Yoshiaki Iwata, Tomoki Ueno, Shoichi Uchida, Yuri Okudashi, Kabuki Kid, Gameras, Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru, Kuishinbo Kamen, Gran Hamada, GUNSO, Kandai Koyama, Sakigake, Sansho Mask, Sawako Shimano, Shingen, Osamu Suganuma, Super Delfin, Hideaki Sumi, DAICHI, Taiyoto Kamen, Takochuda, Takoyakida, Tadasuke, Hiroaki Taniguchi, Naoki Tanizaki, Buffal, HANA, HAYATA, Takaku Fuke, Fairy Nihonbashi, Magnitude Kishiwada, Masamune, Miracle Man, Mede Tiger Mask, Rina Yamashita, Ra-pid, Ray Paloma, Orochi… and more…