Posts tagged "DRADITION"
  1. Notes: 2 / 3 months ago 
    [LEGEND News] Tatsumi Fujinami announced the headlining match for the upcoming LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING show coming up on July 19th in Osaka.Fujinami announced that he will be teaming with Riki Choshu and The First Tiger Mask as they take on W-1’s hell unit “DESPERADO”, Masayuki Kono, KAZMA SAKAMOTO, and Rene Dupree. DESPERADO has been a thorn in the side of Fujinami’s son LEONA during his first ever tour with W-1 and Fujinami has taken it upon himself to challenge the group for the upcoming show. Kono sent a message to Fujinami stating that the he doesn’t not care if the “elderly” want to challenge his group as when they win it’ll do nothing but make DESPERADO stronger. Fujinami stated that if Kono wants to mock us and play the bully to LEONA that they, Fujinami, Choshu & Tiger, will show some proper retaliation back.Only one match has been announced for the show at this time.LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING, 7/19/2014 [Sat] 17:30 @ BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium in Osaka(-) Main Event 6 Man Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu & First Tiger Mask vs. “DESPERADO” Masayuki Kono, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Rene DupreeAlso scheduled to compete:LEONAKoji KanemotoAkitoshi SaitoHiro SaitoMitsuya NagaiTatsuhito TakaiwaSuper TigerAlexander OtsukaZeusThe BodyguardNOSAWA RongaiMAZADABear FukudaMiracle ManBlack ShadowNoboyuki KurashimaRyuta Hasumi

    [LEGEND News] Tatsumi Fujinami announced the headlining match for the upcoming LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING show coming up on July 19th in Osaka.

    Fujinami announced that he will be teaming with Riki Choshu and The First Tiger Mask as they take on W-1’s hell unit “DESPERADO”, Masayuki Kono, KAZMA SAKAMOTO, and Rene Dupree. DESPERADO has been a thorn in the side of Fujinami’s son LEONA during his first ever tour with W-1 and Fujinami has taken it upon himself to challenge the group for the upcoming show. Kono sent a message to Fujinami stating that the he doesn’t not care if the “elderly” want to challenge his group as when they win it’ll do nothing but make DESPERADO stronger. Fujinami stated that if Kono wants to mock us and play the bully to LEONA that they, Fujinami, Choshu & Tiger, will show some proper retaliation back.

    Only one match has been announced for the show at this time.

    LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING, 7/19/2014 [Sat] 17:30 @ BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium in Osaka

    (-) Main Event 6 Man Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu & First Tiger Mask vs. “DESPERADO” Masayuki Kono, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Rene Dupree

    Also scheduled to compete:
    LEONA
    Koji Kanemoto
    Akitoshi Saito
    Hiro Saito
    Mitsuya Nagai
    Tatsuhito Takaiwa
    Super Tiger
    Alexander Otsuka
    Zeus
    The Bodyguard
    NOSAWA Rongai
    MAZADA
    Bear Fukuda
    Miracle Man
    Black Shadow
    Noboyuki Kurashima
    Ryuta Hasumi

     
  2. Notes: 1 / 4 months ago 

    DRADITION results for May 11, 2014

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    DRADITION “DRAGON FOREVER ~ Tatsumi Fujinami 60th Anniversary”, 5/11/2014 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
    1,297 Spectators

    (1) Tatsumi Fujinami Sixtieth Birthday Special Single 5 Min. Match: Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Koji Kanemoto [Free]
    Winner: DRAW (5:00) Time Limit Expired.

    ~ A memorial ceremony was held for the late Billy Robinson.

    (2) Noboyuki Kurashima vs. Ryuta Hasumi
    Winner: Kurashima (6:54) with a German Suplex Hold.

    (3) AKIRA [WNC] & Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free] vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA [both Tokyo Gurentai]
    Winner: AKIRA (12:33) with the Musasabi Press on MAZADA.

    (4) Hiro Saito vs. Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE]
    Winner: Saito (7:32) following a Senton.

    (5) Naomichi Marufuji [NOAH] vs. LEONA
    Winner: Marufuji (12:10) with the Perfect Face Lock.
    ~ Marufuji raised LEONA’s hand for putting up a challenge.
    ~ LEONA showed that he was eager for a rematch to take place.

    (6) Semi-Final: The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Masakatsu Funaki [W-1] vs. Mitsuya Nagai & Alexander Otsuka [AO/DC]
    Winner: Funaki (13:55) following the Hybrid Blaster on Otsuka.

    (7) Main Event: Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Akitoshi Saito [Free] & Takashi Sugiura [NOAH]
    Winner: Fujiwara (9:44) with a Wakigatame on Saito.

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  3. Notes: 4 / 5 months ago 

    [DRADITION News] A press conference was held to announce the full card for the next DRADITION show on May 11 at the Korakuen Hall.

    Following the previously announced main event and the headlining feature of honoring Fujinami’s 60th birthday. Fujinami was present to announced that his son LEONA will be taking on NOAH’s Naomichi Marufuji in singles competition. Tatsumi wants to see his son undergo a high-classed test against one of the best all-around wrestlers in Japan today. Tatsumi hopes to see his son to continue learning what it means to be a professional wrestler and the depths one most go to learn. Tatsumi then stated that he had originally hoped for these two to face even sooner than this, as it is something he has had planned for a while now.

    Naomichi Marufuji then stated that he has been impressed with LEONA since his debut and he wants to see how far he can push the young rookie. Marufuji stated that LEONA has all the tools to become a great wrestler in the future. He then said that he plans to use everything from the basics fundamentals to the stuff that LEONA has yet to see personally since he began training.

    LEONA stated that he was surprised by the announcement and was then a bit nervous with the news. But now, he feels that he is ready for the challenge. He stated that he aims to practice and be completely ready for the challenge that faces him. He knows this match is not going to be easy, but he needs the experience to one day carry the Fujinami name proudly.

    Tatsumi then announced that he will be dawning the “red dragon” attire as he faces off against Koji Kanemoto in a special singles match to kick off his birthday event. Kanemoto made a direct appeal to face his the legend back in November of last year, which of course Fujinami has now accepted to happen. In a letter received by Fujinami he stated that Kanemoto is grateful for the opportunity and looks forward to facing the “red dragon”. (Red Dragon implies to the red attire that Tatsumi wore when he was still in the younger stages of his career.)
    This means that Fujinami will be competing twice on the show, in the opening contest and then in the main event.

    Below is the announced card in full…

    DRADITION “DRAGON FOREVER ~ Tatsumi Fujinami 60th Anniversary”, 5/11/2014 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (1) Tatsumi Fujinami Sixtieth Birthday Special Single Match: Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Koji Kanemoto [Free]
    (2) Noboyuki Kurashima vs. Ryuta Hasumi
    (3) AKIRA [WNC] & Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free] vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA [both Tokyo Gurentai]
    (4) Hiro Saito vs. Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE]
    (5) Naomichi Marufuji [NOAH] vs. LEONA
    (6) Semi-Final: The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Masakatsu Funaki [W-1] vs. Mitsuya Nagai & Alexander Otsuka [AO/DC]
    (7) Main Event: Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Akitoshi Saito [Free] & Takashi Sugiura [NOAH]

  4. Notes: 3 / 6 months ago 
    [DRADITION News] Tatsumi Fujinami held a press conference to announce his 60th Anniversary match that is coming up on May 11.Fujinami was joined by Pro Wrestling Noah’s Takashi Sugiura as Fujinami announced that he will be taking on Sugiura for the first time ever in a tag match. Fujinami then announced that he will be teaming with Yoshiaki Fujiwara as they face off against Sugiura and Akitoshi Saito.Fujinami stated that he wants to compete against the best in Japan today and that Sugiura certainly fits the bill. For being in not only fantastic shape for his age (43), but still going out giving it everything he has in the ring. The same can be said for Sugiura’s tag partner as well in Saito. Who is 48 years old now, but still brings some heat to his matches.Fujinami stated that he is going to continue working on his conditioning and hopes to be able to adjust and match-up with Sugiura. Fujinami also stated that he is aiming to be able to execute the Dragon Suplex if the opportunity presents itself. DRADITION “DRAGON FOREVER TATSUMI FUJINAMI 60th Anniversary”, 5/11/2014 [Sun] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo(-) Special Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Fujiwara-gumi] vs. Takashi Sugiura [NOAH] & Akitoshi Saito [FREE]

    [DRADITION News] Tatsumi Fujinami held a press conference to announce his 60th Anniversary match that is coming up on May 11.

    Fujinami was joined by Pro Wrestling Noah’s Takashi Sugiura as Fujinami announced that he will be taking on Sugiura for the first time ever in a tag match. Fujinami then announced that he will be teaming with Yoshiaki Fujiwara as they face off against Sugiura and Akitoshi Saito.

    Fujinami stated that he wants to compete against the best in Japan today and that Sugiura certainly fits the bill. For being in not only fantastic shape for his age (43), but still going out giving it everything he has in the ring. The same can be said for Sugiura’s tag partner as well in Saito. Who is 48 years old now, but still brings some heat to his matches.

    Fujinami stated that he is going to continue working on his conditioning and hopes to be able to adjust and match-up with Sugiura. Fujinami also stated that he is aiming to be able to execute the Dragon Suplex if the opportunity presents itself.

    DRADITION “DRAGON FOREVER TATSUMI FUJINAMI 60th Anniversary”, 5/11/2014 [Sun] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (-) Special Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Fujiwara-gumi] vs. Takashi Sugiura [NOAH] & Akitoshi Saito [FREE]


     
  5. Notes: 4 / 9 months ago 

    [LEGEND/DRADITION News] It has been announced that Tatsumi Fujinami will be teaming with his son LEONA (Leona Fujinami) for the very first time on January 13, 2014 in LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

    The LEGEND executive committee released the statement today (11/2) that Tatsumi and LEONA will be teaming together as they take on the team of Riki Choshu and Yukio Sakaguchi, Yukio [40] is the eldest son of Seiji Sakaguchi. This will mark LEONA’s 2nd match as a professional wrestler, following his debut on November 19th, and a major step forward as he teams with his father.

    The eternal rivalry between Tatsumi and Riki Choshu has been going on for nearly 30 years now and it appears that LEONA will now witness it for himself. LEONA will also face against Yukio Sakaguchi who he himself is a 2nd generation wrestler. This will also mark the first time that Tatsumi and Yukio will be in the ring against one another.

    It was noted that when LEONA was informed of this match that he showed a bit of tension in his face with being up against Yukio Sakaguchi. LEONA stated that he is looking forward to any and all tests before him and he is honored to be in a match with all these guys who have so much experience. He stated that he is practicing every day to become stronger and that he is determined to show his fullest at the this next match.

    More matches were also announced for the show.

    LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING 2014 “Legend 40th Anniversary Event”, 1/13/2014 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    () 6 Man Tag Match: Mitsuya Nagai [DRADITION], Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE] & Nobuyuki Kurashima [DRADITION] vs. Alexander Otsuka [AODC], Super Tiger [RJPW] & Hayato Mashita [RJPW]
    () Akitoshi Saito [Free] vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW]
    () Tomohiro Ishii [NJPW] vs. Yuji Okabayashi [BJW]
    () Hiro Saito [DRADITION] & AKIRA [WNC] vs. Jushin Thunder Liger [NJPW] & Manabu Nakanishi [NJPW]

    () 40th Anniversary Legend “Dream” Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami [DRADITION] & LEONA [DRADITION] vs. Riki Choshu [RikiPro] & Yukio Sakaguchi [Sakaguchi Dojo]

  6. Notes: 3 / 10 months ago 

    DRADITION [Leona Fujinami’s Debut] results for November 19, 2013

    DRADITON “BATTLE NEW STAGE ~ Return to the origin ~”, 11/19/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (1) Ryuta Hasumi’s Debut Match: Alexander Otsuka [AODC] vs. Ryuta Hasumi
    Winner: Otsuka (4:08) with a Boston Crab.
    ~ Hasumi tried to show fight in the match, but the veteran overpowered and out-skilled him for the win.

    (2) 6 Man Tag Match: Mitsuya Nagai, Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE] & Nobuyuki Kurashima vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free], Shinya Ishikawa [BJW] & Kazuki Hashimoto [BJW]
    Winner: Ishikawa (17:18) following a Missile Kick to Kurashima.

    (3) Hiro Saito vs. AKIRA [WNC]
    Winner: AKIRA (10:29) with the GROWING UP (pinhold).
    ~ Hiro Saito celebrated his 35th Anniversary as a pro-wrestler today, but it is bitter-sweet as he got rolled-up into a pinfall.

    (4) Leona Fujinami’s Debut Match: Masakatsu Funaki [WRESTLE-1] vs. LEONA
    Winner: Funaki (7:48) following the Hybrid Blaster.
    ~ The second generation Fujinami official made his debut, but suffered defeat to the veteran Funaki. LEONA was in tears as he thanked everyone for the support and as he now officially begins the next step in his career as a professional wrestler.
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    (5) Semi-final: Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] & Alexander Otsuka [AODC] vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Fujiwara-gumi] & Akitoshi Saito [Free]
    ~ Riki Choshu was unable to compete, Alexander Otsuka too his place.
    Winner: Sekimoto (14:10) with a Ground Cobra Twist Hold on Saito.
    ~ Saito stated that he wants a singles rematch against Sekimoto.

    (6) Main Event: Tatsumi Fujinami & Koji Kanemoto [Free] vs. The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Naomichi Marufuji [NOAH]
    Winner: Fujinami (10:30) with a Backslide on Tiger Mask.
    ~ Kanemoto asked for a singles match against Fujinami, it appeared that Fujinami gave a positive response to the request.
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  7. Notes: 7 / 10 months ago 

    [DRADITION News] Tatsumi Fujinami held a public training session with his son Leona Fujinami [20] at the NishiChofu Kakutogi Arena (West Chofu Martial Arts Arena) in the greater Tokyo area.

    Leona has been training for a year and a half now and is eager to make his debut on Novenver 19 against Masakatsu Funaki. Leona’s father has been behind him since day one of his announcement of his decision to become a professional wrestler and nothing has been handed to him in terms of his training.

    Leona also announced that he will be going by “LEONA” as his official ring name at this time. Leona stated that he wants to establish himself as a wrestler and that he wants to inherit the family name when he feels that he has indeed earned the name.

    Leona showcased a few moves during the practice to from a “key lock”, “headscissors”, and even a staple move of his fathers in a “Dragon Screw”.

    The second generation “Dragon” has a long road ahead, but he is clearly already determined to make the future his own.

    Below is the full card for the upcoming show…

    DRADITON “BATTLE NEW STAGE ~ Return to the origin ~”, 11/19/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (1) Ryuta Hasumi’s Debut Match: Alexander Otsuka [AODC] vs. Ryuta Hasumi
    (2) 6 Man Tag Match: Mitsuya Nagai, Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE] & Nobuyuki Kurashima vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free], Shinya Ishikawa [BJW] & Kazuki Hashimoto [BJW]
    (3) Hiro Saito vs. AKIRA [WNC]
    (4) Leona Fujinami’s Debut Match: Masakatsu Funaki [WRESTLE-1] vs. LEONA

    (5) Semi-final: Riki Choshu [RikiPro] & Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Fujiwara-gumi] & Akitoshi Saito [Free]

    (6) Main Event: Tatsumi Fujinami & Koji Kanemoto [Free] vs. The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Naomichi Marufuji [NOAH]

  8. Notes: 3 / 11 months ago 
    [DRADITION News] Tatsumi Fujinami called for a press conference for the upcoming event on November 19th to announce the full event card for the show and to bring together the competitors scheduled for the main event.Besides the main event, it was already previously announced that Leona Fujinami’s will be making his debut against Masakatsu Funaki and that Leona’s trainer partner, at the Snake Pit Japan, Ryuta Hasumi would be making his debut as well. Fujinami announced that Hasumi will be making his debut against Alexander Otsuka in the opening contest of the the show. Fujinami then stated that he is looking forward to the singles match that has been booked between Hiro Saito and AKIRA. This is a match that he is personally wanting to see and is interested in what may come about in the match that has been a long time coming.The main event is being mentioned as a meeting of four top level junior heavyweights of their time. Fujinami said that he aims to be in top form for this match and does not want to hold anything back.Kanemoto says it is an honor to be in the ring with Fujinami and to be across from one of his idols in Tiger Mask. This match could be seen as moving back to his favorite era in professional wrestling.Tiger Mask stated that he has been training as much as possible as of late, much like Fujinami, and he is going to continue doing his best to be able to compete at top form.Marufuji stated that he is very much looking forward to this match and is looking forward to competing alongside Tiger Mask once more.Tiger Mask also made a proposal that he wants to hold an official weight the day before the match to see how each competitor to see if they can make this match a true junior heavyweight tag match.Below is the full card for the upcoming show…DRADITON “BATTLE NEW STAGE ~ Return to the origin ~”, 11/19/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo(1) Ryuta Hasumi’s Debut Match: Alexander Otsuka [AODC] vs. Ryuta Hasumi(2) 6 Man Tag Match: Mitsuya Nagai, Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE] & Nobuyuki Kurashima vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free], Shinya Ishikawa [BJW] & Kazuki Hashimoto [BJW](3) Hiro Saito vs. AKIRA [WNC](4) Leona Fujinami’s Debut Match: Leona Fujinami vs. Masakatsu Funaki [WRESTLE-1](5) Semi-final: Riki Choshu [RikiPro] & Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Fujiwara-gumi] & Akitoshi Saito [Free](6) Main Event: Tatsumi Fujinami & Koji Kanemoto [Free] vs. The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Naomichi Marufuji [NOAH]

    [DRADITION News] Tatsumi Fujinami called for a press conference for the upcoming event on November 19th to announce the full event card for the show and to bring together the competitors scheduled for the main event.

    Besides the main event, it was already previously announced that Leona Fujinami’s will be making his debut against Masakatsu Funaki and that Leona’s trainer partner, at the Snake Pit Japan, Ryuta Hasumi would be making his debut as well.
    Fujinami announced that Hasumi will be making his debut against Alexander Otsuka in the opening contest of the the show.
    Fujinami then stated that he is looking forward to the singles match that has been booked between Hiro Saito and AKIRA. This is a match that he is personally wanting to see and is interested in what may come about in the match that has been a long time coming.

    The main event is being mentioned as a meeting of four top level junior heavyweights of their time. Fujinami said that he aims to be in top form for this match and does not want to hold anything back.
    Kanemoto says it is an honor to be in the ring with Fujinami and to be across from one of his idols in Tiger Mask. This match could be seen as moving back to his favorite era in professional wrestling.
    Tiger Mask stated that he has been training as much as possible as of late, much like Fujinami, and he is going to continue doing his best to be able to compete at top form.
    Marufuji stated that he is very much looking forward to this match and is looking forward to competing alongside Tiger Mask once more.

    Tiger Mask also made a proposal that he wants to hold an official weight the day before the match to see how each competitor to see if they can make this match a true junior heavyweight tag match.

    Below is the full card for the upcoming show…

    DRADITON “BATTLE NEW STAGE ~ Return to the origin ~”, 11/19/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (1) Ryuta Hasumi’s Debut Match: Alexander Otsuka [AODC] vs. Ryuta Hasumi
    (2) 6 Man Tag Match: Mitsuya Nagai, Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE] & Nobuyuki Kurashima vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free], Shinya Ishikawa [BJW] & Kazuki Hashimoto [BJW]
    (3) Hiro Saito vs. AKIRA [WNC]
    (4) Leona Fujinami’s Debut Match: Leona Fujinami vs. Masakatsu Funaki [WRESTLE-1]

    (5) Semi-final: Riki Choshu [RikiPro] & Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Fujiwara-gumi] & Akitoshi Saito [Free]

    (6) Main Event: Tatsumi Fujinami & Koji Kanemoto [Free] vs. The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Naomichi Marufuji [NOAH]

     
  9. 1 year ago 
    [DRADITION News] As it was previously announced late last month, Leona Fujinami will be making his professional wrestling debut on November 19th. At a recent press conference Tatsumi Fujinami was pleased to announced that Leona will be facing Masakatsu Funaki in singles action.This announcement came as a surprise to the 19 year old Leona as Tatsumi did not tell him before hand whom he would be facing.Tatsumi stated that Funaki has always seen Funaki as a success, stemming back to their NJPW days and Funaki being under him as an assistant. Funaki has competing in both MMA and Pro Wrestling over the years and has built up his own style in the world of professional wrestling. Funaki would be the best person to show Leona the severity of what professional wrestling holds.Masakatsu Funaki: He said we amazed when he was offered the chance to face Leona about a month ago. Funaki said that he felt a new sense of motivation or a mission in another sense. This will be the first step in Leona’s career and that he wants to test Leona’s speed and skill. His advice to Leona is “do not give up, never give up” as even his father said this is important. He wants to see the Dragon passed down from father to son.Leona Fujinami: “I am still surprised by the opponent as I was not told who it would be. I am grateful for the chance to face Funaki even though I am still learning.” Leona says that he wants to be stronger heading into the match and wants to make sure that his stamina can truly carry his skills."I hope to do my best."Tatsumi Fujinami said that his heart has been pounding heading into this announcement, but it was necessary to try and leave an impact at the appropriate time. Now though, Leona’s place has been set and he should do fine.Below is the updated card for the DRADITION show on November 19th.DRADITON “BATTLE NEW STAGE ~ Return to the origin ~”, 11/19/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in TokyoNewly Announced: (-) Leona Fujinami’s Debut Match: Leona Fujinami vs. Masakatsu Funaki [WRESTLE-1]Previously Announced: (-) Tatsumi Fujinami & Koji Kanemoto [Free] vs. The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Naomichi Marufuji [NOAH]Also announced to be competing at this time…Riki Choshu, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Masakatsu Funaki, Hiro Saito, AKIRA, Mitsuya Nagai, Akitoshi Saito, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Alexander Otsuka, Bear Fukuda, Noboyuki Kurashima, Daisuke Sekimoto, Shinya Ishikawa, Kazuki Hashimoto, & Ryuta Hasumi [making his debut]

    [DRADITION News] As it was previously announced late last month, Leona Fujinami will be making his professional wrestling debut on November 19th. At a recent press conference Tatsumi Fujinami was pleased to announced that Leona will be facing Masakatsu Funaki in singles action.

    This announcement came as a surprise to the 19 year old Leona as Tatsumi did not tell him before hand whom he would be facing.
    Tatsumi stated that Funaki has always seen Funaki as a success, stemming back to their NJPW days and Funaki being under him as an assistant. Funaki has competing in both MMA and Pro Wrestling over the years and has built up his own style in the world of professional wrestling. Funaki would be the best person to show Leona the severity of what professional wrestling holds.

    Masakatsu Funaki: He said we amazed when he was offered the chance to face Leona about a month ago. Funaki said that he felt a new sense of motivation or a mission in another sense. This will be the first step in Leona’s career and that he wants to test Leona’s speed and skill. His advice to Leona is “do not give up, never give up” as even his father said this is important. He wants to see the Dragon passed down from father to son.

    Leona Fujinami: “I am still surprised by the opponent as I was not told who it would be. I am grateful for the chance to face Funaki even though I am still learning.”
    Leona says that he wants to be stronger heading into the match and wants to make sure that his stamina can truly carry his skills.
    "I hope to do my best."

    Tatsumi Fujinami said that his heart has been pounding heading into this announcement, but it was necessary to try and leave an impact at the appropriate time. Now though, Leona’s place has been set and he should do fine.

    Below is the updated card for the DRADITION show on November 19th.

    DRADITON “BATTLE NEW STAGE ~ Return to the origin ~”, 11/19/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    Newly Announced:
    (-) Leona Fujinami’s Debut Match: Leona Fujinami vs. Masakatsu Funaki [WRESTLE-1]

    Previously Announced:
    (-) Tatsumi Fujinami & Koji Kanemoto [Free] vs. The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Naomichi Marufuji [NOAH]


    Also announced to be competing at this time…
    Riki Choshu, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Masakatsu Funaki, Hiro Saito, AKIRA, Mitsuya Nagai, Akitoshi Saito, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Alexander Otsuka, Bear Fukuda, Noboyuki Kurashima, Daisuke Sekimoto, Shinya Ishikawa, Kazuki Hashimoto, & Ryuta Hasumi [making his debut]

     
  10. Notes: 1 / 1 year ago 

    [DRADITION News] Tatsumi Fujinami held a press conference to announced that DRADITION will be holding a show on November 19th at the Korakuen Hall. And with that announcement came the headlining match and that his eldest son Leona Fujinami will be making his professional debut on that day.

    Naomichi Marufuji (NOAH’s Vice President) was also on hand for the press conference as it was announced he would be taking part in the main event which will see Tatsumi Fujinami teaming with Koji Kanemoto to take on the team of The First Tiger Mask and Marufuji. Fujinami then stated that Leona Fujinami and Ryuta Hasumi, who has been training along with Leona, will both be making their debut’s in the promotion.

    Fujinami went on to say that he is a fan of Marufuji’s work and is looking forward to the chance of finally facing against him in the ring. Marufuji said that he is honored when he received the call from Fujinami about the event and he hopes to continue learning as well as seeing what the future has in store.

    Tiger Mask could not attend the meeting due to business, but a message was left in his absence. Tiger looks forward to the match and what it means towards his proposed revival of professional wrestling. To have names from the past and present and for them to be in the ring at the same time means a lot. He hopes the fans will come and be a apart of this moment.

    Koji Kanemoto also as well left a message to read. Kanemoto said he is excited for the match and to be in the ring with Marufuji and Sayama (Tiger Mask) at the same time. Then to team with Fujinami, whom he looked up to for many years, he aims to fight hard and confidently.
    Kanemoto being a former Tiger Mask himself holds much respect for what Sayama has done for pro wrestling and aims to show him the experience he has learned over the last 20+ years.

    Leona Fujinami stated he will be training nonstop to prepare for his official debut in 3 months time. He has spent the few months competing in exhibition matches and has realized that there is still a long road for him to go before he makes his debut. Leona aims to makes sure that he is at the top of his level and will be heading off to train in England/UK here soon at the Billy Riley Gym.

    Tatsumi stated that no opponent will be named at this time for Leona and he will be waiting to hear back from Leona’s training in the UK first and foremost.

    Below is the announced card listing at this time.

    DRADITON “BATTLE NEW STAGE ~ Return to the origin ~”, 11/19/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (-) Tatsumi Fujinami & Koji Kanemoto [Free] vs. The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Naomichi Marufuji [NOAH]


    Also announced to be competing at this time…
    Riki Choshu, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Masakatsu Funaki, Hiro Saito, AKIRA, Mitsuya Nagai, Akitoshi Saito, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Alexander Otsuka, Bear Fukuda, Noboyuki Kurashima, Daisuke Sekimoto, Shinya Ishikawa, Kazuki Hashimoto, Leona Fujinami [making his debut] & Ryuta Hasumi [making his debut]

  11. 1 year ago 
    [DRADITION News] DRADITION will be running two shows later this month and it was announced that Leona Fujinami, son of Tatsumi Fujinami, will be competing in exhibition matches on both shows.

Leona has been training in the Snake Pit Japan Dojo and is getting even closer to his actual debut in the future. First though, Tatsumi is seeing fit that Leona competes in several public exhibition matches before he makes his professional debut. 

Leona will be facing off against fellow Snake Pit trainee in Ryuta Hasumi on July 12th, and then on July 14th he will be facing off against a veteran in Alexander Otsuka. Tatsumi can be noted in saying that experience is necessary and the young Leona will surely get his toughest fight yet against Otsuka.

Leona competed against Hasumi previously on May 29th and following that match Leona stated that he will do his best to become strong like his father.

LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING, 7/12/2013 [Fri] 19:00 @ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium
(-) Exhibition Match: Leona Fujinami vs. Ryuta Hasumi

LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING, 7/14/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Hakata Starlanes in Fukuoka
(-) Exhibition Match: Leona Fujinami vs. Alexander Otsuka
[MATCH] Exhibition Match: Leona Fujinami vs. Ryuta Hasumi from May 29, 2013 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

    [DRADITION News] DRADITION will be running two shows later this month and it was announced that Leona Fujinami, son of Tatsumi Fujinami, will be competing in exhibition matches on both shows.

    Leona has been training in the Snake Pit Japan Dojo and is getting even closer to his actual debut in the future. First though, Tatsumi is seeing fit that Leona competes in several public exhibition matches before he makes his professional debut. 

    Leona will be facing off against fellow Snake Pit trainee in Ryuta Hasumi on July 12th, and then on July 14th he will be facing off against a veteran in Alexander Otsuka. Tatsumi can be noted in saying that experience is necessary and the young Leona will surely get his toughest fight yet against Otsuka.

    Leona competed against Hasumi previously on May 29th and following that match Leona stated that he will do his best to become strong like his father.

    LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING, 7/12/2013 [Fri] 19:00 @ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium

    (-) Exhibition Match: Leona Fujinami vs. Ryuta Hasumi

    LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING, 7/14/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Hakata Starlanes in Fukuoka

    (-) Exhibition Match: Leona Fujinami vs. Alexander Otsuka

    [MATCH] Exhibition MatchLeona Fujinami vs. Ryuta Hasumi from May 29, 2013 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

     
  12. 1 year ago 
    [LEGEND News] LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING announced that they will be running two shows on July 12th and the 14th as well as the full event cards for said shows.The main attraction of the two shows will see the Tiger Mask and Atsushi Onita feud will be continuing on following Onita, and his crew, assaulting Tiger on the last Real Japan show on June 7th. Tiger Mask will be teaming with one of his top students in Tiger Shark as they take on Onita and his own student in Ichiro Yaguchi on both shows. As much as Tiger has stood his ground against Onita in over the last year, Onita has come back with a new underhanded tactic to attack Tiger both mentally and physically.In addition, the main event match on the July 12th show will see  a tag match held in Yoshiaki Fujiwara’s honor as he is currently celebrating his 40th Anniversary as a pro wrestler. Fujiwara will be teaming with Tatsumi Fujinami as they take on Riki Choshu and AKIRA.Below are the announced event cards for both upcoming shows.LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING 2013, 7/12/2013 [Fri] 19:00 @ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium(1) Mitsuya Nagai [Dradition] & Yukio Sakaguchi [Free] vs. Alexander Otsuka [AODC] & Noboyuki Kurashima [Dradition](2) Hiro Saito & Akitoshi Saito [Free] vs. Zeus [Osaka] & The Bodyguard [Osaka](3) Jushin Thunder Liger [NJPW] & Super Tiger [RJPW] vs. Kuuga [Free] & Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE](4) Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free] & Tomohiro Ishii [RikiPro] vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] & Yuji Okabayashi [BJW](5) The Original Tiger Mask & Tiger Shark vs. Atsushi Onita & Ichiro Yaguchi(6) Tatsumi Fujinami [Dradition] & Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Free] vs. Riki Choshu [RikiPro] & AKIRA [WNC]LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING 2013, 7/14/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Hakata Starlane in Fukuoka
(1) Kyushu Pro Offer Match: Ryota Chikuzen & Mentai☆Kid vs.Taifoo & Junji Tanaka(2) Mitsuya Nagai [Dradition] & AKIRA [WNC] vs. Yukio Sakaguchi [Free] & Hayato Mashita [RJPW](3) Akitoshi Saito [Free] & Tatsuhito Takaiwa [RJPW] vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] & Yuji Okabayashi [RJPW](4) Hiro Saito [Dradition] & Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE] vs. Alexander Otsuka [AODC] & Super Tiger [RJPW](5) The Original Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Tiger Shark [RJPW] vs. Atsushi Onita [JADO] & Ichiro Yaguchi [JADO](6) Tatsumi Fujinami [Dradition] vs. Riki Choshu [RikiPro]

    [LEGEND News] LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING announced that they will be running two shows on July 12th and the 14th as well as the full event cards for said shows.

    The main attraction of the two shows will see the Tiger Mask and Atsushi Onita feud will be continuing on following Onita, and his crew, assaulting Tiger on the last Real Japan show on June 7th. Tiger Mask will be teaming with one of his top students in Tiger Shark as they take on Onita and his own student in Ichiro Yaguchi on both shows. As much as Tiger has stood his ground against Onita in over the last year, Onita has come back with a new underhanded tactic to attack Tiger both mentally and physically.

    In addition, the main event match on the July 12th show will see  a tag match held in Yoshiaki Fujiwara’s honor as he is currently celebrating his 40th Anniversary as a pro wrestler. Fujiwara will be teaming with Tatsumi Fujinami as they take on Riki Choshu and AKIRA.

    Below are the announced event cards for both upcoming shows.

    LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING 2013, 7/12/2013 [Fri] 19:00 @ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium

    (1) Mitsuya Nagai [Dradition] & Yukio Sakaguchi [Free] vs. Alexander Otsuka [AODC] & Noboyuki Kurashima [Dradition]
    (2) Hiro Saito & Akitoshi Saito [Free] vs. Zeus [Osaka] & The Bodyguard [Osaka]
    (3) Jushin Thunder Liger [NJPW] & Super Tiger [RJPW] vs. Kuuga [Free] & Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE]
    (4) Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free] & Tomohiro Ishii [RikiPro] vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] & Yuji Okabayashi [BJW]
    (5) The Original Tiger Mask & Tiger Shark vs. Atsushi Onita & Ichiro Yaguchi
    (6) Tatsumi Fujinami [Dradition] & Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Free] vs. Riki Choshu [RikiPro] & AKIRA [WNC]

    LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING 2013, 7/14/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Hakata Starlane in Fukuoka

    (1) Kyushu Pro Offer Match: Ryota Chikuzen & Mentai☆Kid vs.Taifoo & Junji Tanaka
    (2) Mitsuya Nagai [Dradition] & AKIRA [WNC] vs. Yukio Sakaguchi [Free] & Hayato Mashita [RJPW]
    (3) Akitoshi Saito [Free] & Tatsuhito Takaiwa [RJPW] vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] & Yuji Okabayashi [RJPW]
    (4) Hiro Saito [Dradition] & Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE] vs. Alexander Otsuka [AODC] & Super Tiger [RJPW]
    (5) The Original Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Tiger Shark [RJPW] vs. Atsushi Onita [JADO] & Ichiro Yaguchi [JADO]
    (6) Tatsumi Fujinami [Dradition] vs. Riki Choshu [RikiPro]

     
  13. 1 year ago 
    [DRADITION News] Leona Fujinami’s special exhibition match opponent has been announced as he takes on fellow “U.W.F. Snake Pit Japan” training partner in Ryuta Hasumi.This will not be his debut as a professional wrestler, but an earlier showing of his skills to the public for the first time, hence an exhibition match.Hasumi has been training in the Snake Pit since March of 2010 and has been pushing to become a professional since June of 2011.Yuko Miyato, pictured left, will be the acting official for the match as he is the head trainer and coach at the UWF Snake Pit Japan.Below is the card for the upcoming show.DRADITION “Return to the Origin ~ BATTLE NEW VIBRATION 2013”, 5/29/2013 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo(1) Nobuyuki Kurashima vs. MAX Miyazawa(2) Gran Hamada & Hiro Saito vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA(3) Mitsuya Nagai, Alexander Otsuka [AODC]  & Bear Fukuda [Secret Basce] vs. Akitoshi Saito [Free], Tomoaki Honma [G-Talent] & Kazushi Miyamoto [Tenryu Project](-) Leona Fujinami Exhibition Match: Leona Fujinami vs. Ryuta Hasumi [U.W.F. Snake Pit](4) TAJIRI vs. Shinya Ishikawa(5) Riki Choshu & Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] & Kazuki Hashimoto [BJW](6) Tatsumi Fujinami & The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] vs. Masakatsu Funaki [AJP] & AKIRA [WNC]

    [DRADITION News] Leona Fujinami’s special exhibition match opponent has been announced as he takes on fellow “U.W.F. Snake Pit Japan” training partner in Ryuta Hasumi.
    This will not be his debut as a professional wrestler, but an earlier showing of his skills to the public for the first time, hence an exhibition match.
    Hasumi has been training in the Snake Pit since March of 2010 and has been pushing to become a professional since June of 2011.
    Yuko Miyato, pictured left, will be the acting official for the match as he is the head trainer and coach at the UWF Snake Pit Japan.

    Below is the card for the upcoming show.

    DRADITION “Return to the Origin ~ BATTLE NEW VIBRATION 2013”, 5/29/2013 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (1) Nobuyuki Kurashima vs. MAX Miyazawa
    (2) Gran Hamada & Hiro Saito vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
    (3) Mitsuya Nagai, Alexander Otsuka [AODC]  & Bear Fukuda [Secret Basce] vs. Akitoshi Saito [Free], Tomoaki Honma [G-Talent] & Kazushi Miyamoto [Tenryu Project]

    (-) Leona Fujinami Exhibition Match: Leona Fujinami vs. Ryuta Hasumi [U.W.F. Snake Pit]

    (4) TAJIRI vs. Shinya Ishikawa
    (5) Riki Choshu & Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] & Kazuki Hashimoto [BJW]
    (6) Tatsumi Fujinami & The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] vs. Masakatsu Funaki [AJP] & AKIRA [WNC]

     
  14. 1 year ago 
    [LEGEND News] A press conference was held for LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING with Tatsumi Fujinami, First Tiger Mask and Riki Choshu, as an announcement was made that Fujinami and Choshu will meet in singles competition on July 14th. They will also meet in a tag match just a few days before their singles match on July 12th, as Fujnami teams with Hiro Saito to take on Choshu and AKIRA.Fujinami and Choshu have a rival history dating back all the way to the 80’s and it seems that this next meeting could very well be touted as their final singles encounter? Though if we know anything with wrestling, don’t ever count anything out.It has been near a year and a half since both men have had a singles match, with both looking forward to the meeting, as well as aiming to do their best.Tiger Mask is continuing to improve his physical condition and hopes to be near perfect condition by the time of the shows in July. No matches have been determined for Tiger at this time. LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING 2013, 7/12/2013 [Fri] 19:00 @ BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium(-) Tatsumi Fujinami & Hiro Saito vs. Riki Choshu & AKIRALEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING 2013, 7/14/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Hakata Starlane in Fukuoka(-) Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Riki Choshu

    [LEGEND News] A press conference was held for LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING with Tatsumi Fujinami, First Tiger Mask and Riki Choshu, as an announcement was made that Fujinami and Choshu will meet in singles competition on July 14th. They will also meet in a tag match just a few days before their singles match on July 12th, as Fujnami teams with Hiro Saito to take on Choshu and AKIRA.
    Fujinami and Choshu have a rival history dating back all the way to the 80’s and it seems that this next meeting could very well be touted as their final singles encounter? Though if we know anything with wrestling, don’t ever count anything out.
    It has been near a year and a half since both men have had a singles match, with both looking forward to the meeting, as well as aiming to do their best.

    Tiger Mask is continuing to improve his physical condition and hopes to be near perfect condition by the time of the shows in July. No matches have been determined for Tiger at this time.
     
    LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING 2013, 7/12/2013 [Fri] 19:00 @ BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium
    (-) Tatsumi Fujinami & Hiro Saito vs. Riki Choshu & AKIRA

    LEGEND THE PRO-WRESTLING 2013, 7/14/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Hakata Starlane in Fukuoka
    (-) Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Riki Choshu

     
  15. Notes: 3 / 1 year ago 
    [DRADITION News] Tatsumi Fujinami announced that his son, Leona Fujinami, will be competing in his first public “exhibition match” on May 29th at the Korakuen Hall. This exhibition will be a pre-debut (fight) match. In other words to showcase the skills he has learned at this time.Tatsumi Fujinami (49) held a brief press conference to announce that Leona (19) just finished his training for the second time in the UK and he his official debut showed be coming sometime later this year. Tatsumi announced that Leona will be facing an opponent of the UWF Snake Pit Japan which, representative of the dojo, Yuko “Shigeo” Miyato was also present for the announcement.Leona is currently going to a University while training, and is both happy and even nervous for the day he gets to make his debut. There will be a lot of pressure for the second generation star as his father has such a rich history.DRADITION “A New Wave ~ BATTLE NEW VIBRATION 2013”, 5/29/2013 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo(0) Leona Fujinami Special Exhibition:  (1) Nobuyuki Kurashima vs. MAX Miyazawa(2) Gran Hamada [Free] & Hiro Saito [DRADITION] vs. NOSAWA Rongai [Gurentai] & MAZADA [Gurentai](3) Mitsuya Nagai [DRADITION], Alexander Otsuka [AODC] & Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE] vs. Akitoshi Saito [Free], Tomoaki Honma [G-TALENT] & Kazushi Miyamoto [Tenryu Project](4) TAJIRI [WNC] vs. Shinya Ishikawa [BJW](5) Semi-final Tag Match: Riki Choshu [RikiPro] & Yukio Sakaguchi [Free] vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] & Kazuki Hashimoto [BJW](6) Main Event Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami [DRADITION] & The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] vs. Masakatsu Funaki [AJP] & AKIRA [WNC]

    [DRADITION News] Tatsumi Fujinami announced that his son, Leona Fujinami, will be competing in his first public “exhibition match” on May 29th at the Korakuen Hall.
    This exhibition will be a pre-debut (fight) match. In other words to showcase the skills he has learned at this time.

    Tatsumi Fujinami (49) held a brief press conference to announce that Leona (19) just finished his training for the second time in the UK and he his official debut showed be coming sometime later this year. Tatsumi announced that Leona will be facing an opponent of the UWF Snake Pit Japan which, representative of the dojo, Yuko “Shigeo” Miyato was also present for the announcement.

    Leona is currently going to a University while training, and is both happy and even nervous for the day he gets to make his debut. There will be a lot of pressure for the second generation star as his father has such a rich history.

    DRADITION “A New Wave ~ BATTLE NEW VIBRATION 2013”, 5/29/2013 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (0) Leona Fujinami Special Exhibition

    (1) Nobuyuki Kurashima vs. MAX Miyazawa
    (2) Gran Hamada [Free] & Hiro Saito [DRADITION] vs. NOSAWA Rongai [Gurentai] & MAZADA [Gurentai]
    (3) Mitsuya Nagai [DRADITION], Alexander Otsuka [AODC] & Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE] vs. Akitoshi Saito [Free], Tomoaki Honma [G-TALENT] & Kazushi Miyamoto [Tenryu Project]
    (4) TAJIRI [WNC] vs. Shinya Ishikawa [BJW]
    (5) Semi-final Tag Match: Riki Choshu [RikiPro] & Yukio Sakaguchi [Free] vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] & Kazuki Hashimoto [BJW]
    (6) Main Event Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami [DRADITION] & The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] vs. Masakatsu Funaki [AJP] & AKIRA [WNC]

     
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