[ZERO1 News] ZERO1 recently held a press conference to announce heir full card for their next upcoming show on May 19th at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
The ZERO1 vs. NWF feud will be continuing strong with the 3 matches, 4 if you include ZERO64, with the NWF looking to maintain their win streak heading out of the Korakuen Hall show on May 4th. James Raideen will be leading the group in the main event bout as he teams with Tama Williams and Mark Coffey to take on Shinjiro Otani, Masato Tanaka and Shito Ueda. NWF will definitely have a hard task in front of them with the ZERO1 leaders in Otani and Tanaka, but a win would certainly give them more power than ever. Raideen also expressed that he and Maybach β want to challenge for the Intercontinental Tag belts which are currently held by Akebono and Daisuke Sekimoto.
Otani also announced that the 2013 edition of the Fire Festival will be taking place from July 17th to August 4th. The opening show on July 17th will also be held in the honor of Naohiro Hoshikawa, who would be celebrating his 20th Anniversary as a pro wrestler. Hoshikawa career was cut short in late 200r as he suffered a career ending injury while in competition.
This show will also see the dream teaming of Ikuto Hidaka and Fujita “Jr” Hayato as they take on, the current double junior champion, Jonathan Gresham and Jack Anthony. Gresham currently has no challenger for his newly won belts, but this match could potentially set up his first challenger.
Below is the announced card for the show.
Pro Wrestling ZERO1, 5/19/2013 [Sun] 12:00 @ Shinkiba 1st RING
(-) Kohei Sato, KAMIKAZE & Ryoji Sai vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama, Toru Sugiura & Naoshi Sano (-) ZERO64 vs NWF Tag Match: Takuya Sugawara & Mineo Fujita vs. Craig Classic & Jason New
(-) ZERO1 vs NWF Tag Match: Ikuto Hidaka & Fujita “Jr” Hayato vs. Jonathan Gresham & Jack Anthony
(-) ZERO1 vs NWF Single Match: Yusaku Obata vs. Maybach β
(-) ZERO1 vs NWF 6 Man Tag Match: Shinjiro Otani, Masato Tanaka & Shito Ueda vs. James Raideen, Tama Williams & Mark Coffey
[Michinoku Pro News] Michinoku announced the next defense for Fujita “Jr” Hayato and the Tohoku Jr. belt as he will be defending against his long time rival in Koji Kanemoto on June 9th. These two have met each other in very physical matches in the past, more specifically during the best of the Super Jr. (BOSJ) tournaments a few years ago in NJPW. Hayato has been looking to face against his stronger rivals during his current title reign (with current wins over Sasuke, Nakajima, Ikuto Hidaka), and looks to rekindle the heat between him in Kanemoto in what is sure to be nothing more than a physical and hard hitting match.
Also announced is Minamino’s return from injury and the Tohoku Tag belts on the line as Ultimi Dragon and Kesennuma Jirolamo defend against Jinsei Shinzaki and Super Delfin.
Below is the announced card as it stands right now.
Michinoku Pro Wrestling “Michinoku Pro Wrestling 20th Anniversary Year, Tokyo Show”, 6/9/2013 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
[Interview] Be sure to check out this special video interview with Michinoku Pro’s Fujita “Jr” Hayato, that was conducted on his recent trip to the UK for the 4FW promotion. Special thanks to Alan4L for conducting the interview.
Topics discussed include:
-The M-Pro/4FW relationship and what it could mean going forward. -The Great Sasuke! -Training in Mexico -Dogs Legs -His rivalry with Kenou -His matches with Koji Kanemoto -The Best Of The Super Juniors
[ZERO1 News] ZERO1 announced the full cards for their upcoming shows in March. The announcement they made today was the inclusion of a big junior heavyweight tag match showdown for the show on March 6. Ikuto Hidaka will be teaming with NOAH’s Naomichi Marufuji to take on the team of Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Michinoku Pro’s, and current Tohoku Jr. Heavy Champion, Fujita “Jr” Hayato. This match is a big way to set of the 12th Anniversary and a way to also mark the 15th Anniversary of Marufuji, who celebrates his achievement later on this year. Marufuji was a part of the very first match in ZERO1 back on March 2, 2001 as he faced off against NaohiroHoshikawa. Takaiwa was under Shinya Hashimoto when ZERO1 (ZERO-ONE) was founded and has quite the history competing with them throughout the years. Fujita “Jr” Hayato is noted as one of the best junior wrestlers in Japan today and will be putting his Tohoku Jr. belt on the line against Ikuto Hidaka on March 17. The inclusion of this junior bout is an interesting one and there is already quite a bit of interest being put between the potential confrontation between Hayato and Marufuji.
Below are the upcoming cards for the 12th Anniversary shows.
ZERO1, 3/3/2013 [Sun] @ 14:00 @ GifuChamber of Commerce and Industry
(-) Shito Ueda & Yusaku Obata vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama & Rikiya Fudo (-) KAMIKAZE, JackAnthony& StevenWalters vs. Craig Classic, Shinsuke Jet Wakataka & Bikuma (-) Ikuto Hidaka & Jo Kyungho vs. Takuya Sugawara & Mineo Fujita (-) Ryoji Sai & KENSO vs. James Raideen & Maybach β (-) Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Masato Tanaka & Kohei Sato
ZERO1 “ZERO1_TWELVE”, 3/6/2013 [Wed] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
Previously Announced: (-) Ehon Pro-Wrestling: Dragon George & Tobidase! Chintaman vs. Gokiburi Mask & Doctor Brain (-) Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. Kotaro Nasu [U-FILE CAMP] (-) Takuya Sugawara, Mineo Fujita & Yuki Sato [K-DOJO] vs. Maybach β, Steven Walter & Jack Anthony (-) Kohei Sato & KAMIKAZE vs. Yusaku Obata & Shito Ueda (-) Ryoji Sai & KENSO [AJP] vs. James Raideen & Zeus (-) 12th Anniversary Special 6 Man Tag Match: Shinjiro Otani, Masato Tanaka & Atsushi Onita [Jado] vs. Akebono [Free], Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] & Takao Omori [AJP]
[Michinoku Pro News] It has been announced that Fujita “Jr” Hayato will be defending his Tohoku Junior Heavyweight title against on Katsuhiko Nakajima on December 13. Following his first successful defense over The Great Sasuke on November 10th, Hayato immediately called out his main rival, since his debut, Katsuhiko Nakajima. It didn’t take long for the match to be given the green light by Jinsei Shinzaki and the match will officially take place on 12/13.
Ever since his debut in December of 2005, Hayato has pretty much always found himself on the losing end of Katsuhiko Nakajima, and it has been a bitter challenge for Hayato to finally gain the victory over him. Now with Hayato carry a belt of his own there is a lot more at stake for himself, and this could very well make for one of the best face offs yet.
Below is the announced card for the upcoming show.
Michinoku Pro-Wrestling “Michinoku 2012, This Years Final Bout in Tokyo”, 12/13/2012 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Tohoku Tag Championship Match: [17th Champions] Rasse & Kenbai vs. [Challengers] Ultimo Dragon & Kesen Numa-Girolamo ~ 2nd Defense.
Ultimo Dragon held a press conference to announce more matches that will be a part of the his 25th Anniversary show that coming up on November 7. First up will see Tokyo Gurentai n NOSAWA & MAZADA taking on the team of Brazo de Plata & Brazo de Bono in the semi-final match of the night.
Then the second new match announced will see DIAMOND RING vs. Michinoku Pro as Katsuhiko Nakajima and Satoshi Kajiwara will be taking on Fujita “Jr” Hayato & Ken45°. Nakajima & Hayato have been connected as rival ever since Hayato made his debut as a wrestler in December of 2005. The two recently faced off in a singles match early this year as Nakajima successfully defend the GHC Jr. Heavy belt against Hayato in DIAMOND RING. Ultimo also announced the main event tag match, his 25th Anniversary match, will be contested under a 60 minute time limit and will be 2 out of 3 falls, which is standard to most Lucha style matches.
Ultimo originally built the show to showcase the authentic Lucha Libre style, but with the later made match he aims to blend the styles into a must see show.
LUCHA FIESTA 2012 ~Ultimo Dragon 25th Anniversary Match~, 11/7/2012 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
Newly Announced: (-) Brazo de Plata [CMLL] & Brazo de Bono vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA (-) Fujita “Jr” Hayato [Michinoku] & Ken45° (free) vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima & Satoshi Kajiwara [both DIAMOND RING]
Previously Announced: (-) Main Event 6 Man Tag 2/3 Fall Match: Ultimo Dragon [Toryumon MEXICO], Rayo de Jalisco Jr. & The Great Sasuke [Michinoku] vs. Ultimo Guerrero [CMLL], Hajime Ohara [WNC] & Black Tiger (free)
(-) Dragon Scramble (Battle Royal)
(-) A☆YU☆MI & Ray vs. GAMI & Mika Iida
~ 2 More matches are to be schdeuled (7 matches in total) Also announced to compete: Tsubo Genjin Takeshi Minamo ManjiMaru Tsutomu Osugi [SPEED OF SOUNDS] Hercules Senga [SPEED OF SOUNDS]
[Michinoku Pro News] Michinoku announced that they will be holding a tag team tournament this October and with that the teams have also been announced. The “Michinoku Futari Journey ~Tag Tournament 2012~” will be a single elimination tourney and it take place for 3 days on October 6, 7 & 8. The final match will take place on October 8 with the winners earning a tag title match against the reigning champions Rasse & Kenbai on October 13.
The teams are as follows: ・ The Great Sasuke & Ayumu Gunji ・ Jinsei Shinzaki & Kinya Oyanagi ・ Yapperman #1 & Yapperman #2 w/ Yapperman #3 ・ Fujita “Jr” Hayato & Daichi Sasaki ・ Takeshi Minamino & Manji Maru ・ Taro Nohashi & Rui Hiugaji ・ Shu Brahman & Kei Brahman ・ Benham Ali & Owen Pheonix
Michinoku Pro “Michinoku Futari Journey ~Tag Tournament 2012~”, 10/6/2012 [Sat] 18:30 @ Yamagata International Exchange Plaza “Big Wing”
(-) Round 1: Takeshi Minamino & Manji Maru vs. Shu Brahman & Kei Brahman (-) Round 1: Jinsei Shinzaki & Kinya Oyanagi vs. Yapperman #1 & Yapperman #2 w/ Yapperman #3 (-) Round 1: The Great Sasuke & Ayumu Gunji vs. Fujita “Jr” Hayato & Daichi Sasaki (-) Round 1: Taro Nohashi & Rui Hiugaji vs. Benham Ali & Owen Pheonix
Michinoku Pro “Michinoku Futari Journey ~Tag Tournament 2012~”, 10/13/2012 [Sat] 18:30 @ Fukushima City Gymnasium
(-) Tohoku Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Rasse & Kenbai vs. (Winners of Tournament) ————————————————————————-
Also some more news to add, the winner of the Fukumen World League, The Great Sasuke, will face the defending Tohoku Jr. Heavy Champion Fujita “Jr” Hayato on November 10. So the tag tournament match on October 6 could very well be an early look at the upcoming title match.