Weekly calender update…
BJW @ Hakodate General Wholesale Distribution Center Hall in Hokkaido, 18:30
AJPW @ Sendai San Festival in Miyagi, 19:00
AJPW @ Kasai Sports Center (Hirosaki City) in Aomori, 18:30
BJW @ Honbetsu Town Gymnasium in Hokkaido, 18:30
AJPW @ Hamanasu Hall in Aomori, 18:30
BJW @ Asahikawa Industry Promotion Center in Hokkaido, 18:30
Real Japan @ Yoyogi National Stadium, 2nd Gymnasium in Tokyo, 18:30
Oz Academy @ Kanagawa University ‘s Bridge Hall , 18:30
NOAH-SEM @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, 19:00
Ice Ribbon @ Ice Ribbon Dojo in Saitama, 19:30
Sportiva @ Sportiva Arena in Aichi, 20:00
BJW @ Betsukai Town Gymnasium in Hokkaido, 18:30
WRESTLE-1 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, 19:00
Dragon Gate @ Kobe Sambo Hall in Hyogo, 18:30
BJW @ Akkeshi-cho Social Welfare Center in Hokkaido, 18:30
DDT @ Kumamoto Distribution Information Hall, 19:00
Sendai Girls @ Miyagino Ward Cultural Center Theater Hall, 19:00
Gojappe @ Kashima Stadium in Ibaraki, 13:00
LLPW-X & Gatoh Move @ Otsuka Pro-Wrestling Bank in Tokyo, 14:00
Onita Produce @ Iwaki Shipping Gymnasium Fukushima , 17:00
AJPW @ Akita Terrsa, 18:00
NOAH @ BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium in Osaka, 18:00
Dragon Gate @ Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Exchange Center Big Rose in Fukuyama, 18:00
DDT @ Kitakyushu Palace in Fukuoka, 18:00
BJW @ Shizunai Eclipse Hotel, 2nd Floor in Hokkaido, 18:00
Osaka @ Nasci Hall Umeda in Osaka, 18:00
Ice Ribbon @ Ice Ribbon Dojo in Saitama, 18:00
NJPW @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, 18:30
K-DOJO @ Blue Field in Chiba, 18:30
BRAVES @ Nishichofu Kakutogi Arena in Tokyo, 18:30
Michinoku @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo, 19:00
Ryuku Dragon @ HIDEWAY in Okinawa, 21:00
Tokai @ NGK Sports Plaza, 3rd Stadium, 12:00
JWP @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, 12:00
Stardom @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo, 12:00
WAVE @ Sapporo Teisen Hall in Hokkaido, 12:30
DDT @ Oro City Hall in Kagoshima, 13:00
Osaka @ Nasci Hall Umeda in Osaka, 13:00
World Professional Wrestling Association @ Nishichofu Kakutogi Arena in Tokyo, 13:00
Ryuku Dragon @ HIDEWAY in Okinawa, 14:00
NJPW @ Aimesse Yamanashi in Kofu, 15:00
NOAH @ Nagoya International Conference Hall Event Hall, 15:00
AJPW @ Hanamaki Nahan Plaza in Iwate, 16:00
Taiheiyo @ Saitama Prefecture Koshigaya Cerberus Dojo, 16:00
Gatoh Move @ Ichigaya Chocolate Hiroba, 16:00
Gojappe @ Ushiku Sports Park Gymnasium, Sb-Arena in Ibaraki, 16:30
BJW @ Sapporo Teisen Hall in Hokkaido, 17:00
Dragon Gate @ BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium in Osaka, 18:00
Shota Produce @ Nishichofu Kakutogi Arena in Tokyo, 18:00
(bold marked shows are those I plan on covering.)
Notable upcoming shows…
All Japan will be continuing on with their Champion Carnival this whole week and until the end of the month. No other title matches are currently announced as of this time…
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2014 Champion Carnival“, 4/14/2014 [Mon] 19:00 @ Sendai San Festival in Miyagi
() 2014 Champion Carnival B Block Match: Yutaka Yoshie vs. Zeus
() 2014 Champion Carnival A Block Match: Suwama vs. Osamu Nishimura
() 2014 Champion Carnival A Block Match: Akebono vs. Kento Miyahara
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2014 Champion Carnival“, 4/15/2014 [Tue] 18:30: @ Kasai Sports Center (Hirosaki City) in Aomori
() 2014 Champion Carnival B Block Match: Joe Doering vs. KENSO
() 2014 Champion Carnival A Block Match: Go Shiozaki vs. Yutaka Yoshie
() 2014 Champion Carnival A Block Match: Akebono vs. Kendo Kashin
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2014 Champion Carnival“, 4/16/2014 [Wed] 18:30: @ Hamanasu Hall in Aomori
() 2014 Champion Carnival B Block Match: Jun Akiyama vs. Joe Doering
() 2014 Champion Carnival A Block Match: Takao Omori vs. Kento Miyahara
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2014 Champion Carnival“, 4/19/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @ Akita Terrsa
() 2014 Champion Carnival A Block Match: Kento Miyahara vs. Kendo Kashin
() 2014 Champion Carnival A Block Match: Akebono vs. Osamu Nishimura
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2014 Champion Carnival“, 4/20/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Hanamaki Nahan Plaza in Iwate
() 2014 Champion Carnival B Block Match: Go Shiozaki vs. Joe Doering
() 2014 Champion Carnival B Block Match: Jun Akiyama vs. Yutaka Yoshie
() 2014 Champion Carnival A Block Match: Osamu Nishimura vs. Kendo Kashin
AJPW Event Cards for March & April 2014
Real Japan Pro-Wrestling “STRONG STYLE RETURNS PROJECT "Former Sumo Sekiwake Takatoriki Pro-Wrestling Debut”, 4/16/2014 [Wed] 18:30 @ Yoyogi Stadium Second Gymnasium in Tokyo
(-) Super Rider vs. Katsunari Toi
(-) Shingo Garyu Pro-Wrestling Debut Match: Shingo Garyu & Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION] vs. Alexander Otsuka [AO/DC] & Masato Shibata [U-FILE CAMP
(-) Taka Kunou vs. Wakashoyo
(-) Mitsuo Momota, Masao Orihira [Mobius] & Chikara vs. Gran Hamada [Free], Ultimo Dragon [Toryumon MEXICO] & Hayato Mashita
(-) Tatsumi Fujinami [DRADITION] & Hiromitsu Kanehara vs. Riki Ishin & Kazuhiko Ogasawara
(-) Legend Championship Match: [Champion] Super Tiger vs. [Challenger] Great Tiger
(-) The First Tiger Mask vs. Akitoshi Saito [FREE]
(-) Takatoriki’s Debut Match: Takatoriki & Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION] vs. Atsushi Onita & Ichiro Yaguchi [both Jadogun]
As well as the Global Tag League currently underway, Noah will be holding a special SEM show on April 16. The event will feature plenty of matches that are not normally seen on NOAH’s main-stage, in what should be a fun night and a good showcase to the up-and-comers in Noah, and throughout the world and Japan.
SEMex in SHINJUKU, 4/16/2014 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) SEMex Opening Match: Genba Hirayanagi vs. Super Crazy
(2) KanaPro vs JWP: Kana vs. Rabbit Miu
(3) FLYING STAR vs Runaway Muy Bien: Taiji Ishimori vs. Hajime Ohara [Free]
(4) Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana vs. Kikutaro [Akiba]
(5) The Leave Cup Contention 9 Person Battle Royal: Naomichi Marufuji, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Muhammed Yone, Takeshi Morishima, KENTA, Takashi Sugiura, Yoshinari Ogawa, Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste
(6) Ultra Different Dimension Showdown! Chokibogun vs UMA Corps: Maybach Taniguchi & Kenou [Michinoku] vs. Gomu Ningen & Uchubito Grey
(7) USA vs UK: Chris Hero vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
(8) GHC Junior Heavyweight Prelude Tag Match: Daisuke Harada & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya vs. Atsushi Kotoge & Hitoshi Kumano
WRESTLE-1 “TOUR 2014 Cherry blossom”, 4/17/2014 [Thu] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Hiroshi Yamato vs. (to be announced)
() Manabu Soya vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama [ZERO1]
() Ryota Hama & Toru Owashi [FREE] vs. Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall] & NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]
() Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. Tigers Mask [FREE] & HUB [FREE]
() WRESTLE-1 vs WNC Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki & Daiki Inaba vs. AKIRA & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio
() WRESTLE-1 vs KAIENTAI DOJO Tag Match: Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka vs. Yuji Hino & HIROKI [FREE]
() X-DIVISION Champion Match: [Champion] Seiya Sanada vs. [Challenger] Christopher Daniels
NOAH will be continuing on with their Global Tag League this week and this weekends shows will be the standouts as their will also be title defenses along with the tournament. April 19 will see Daisuke Harada making his first defense of the GHC Junior belt against his long time friend, as well as rival, Atsushi Kotoge. the both have grown up as a wrestlers ever since their days in Osaka Pro-Wrestling with Harada now aiming to lead the charge as the new generation of junior stars in the promotion.
The following day will see Yuji Nagata defending the GHC Heavyweight belt against the uncontrollable Maybach Taniguchi. Maybach has had multiple shots at the GHC belt over the years, but has yet to claim the big win. The veteran champion Nagata will be bringing everything he has to offer to make sure he walks out as champion, but Maybach will also have a potential edge with Chokibogun at his side.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE WAR 2014“, 4/19/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium
() Genba Hirayanagi vs. Kenou [Michinoku]
() 3WAY Match: Taiji Ishimori vs. Hajime Ohara [FREE] vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya
() 6 Man Tag Match: Yoshinari Ogawa, Zack Sabre Jr. & Hitoshi Kumano vs. Colt Cabana, Chris Hero & Super Crazy
() GHC Junior Championship Match: [27th Champion] Daisuke Harada vs. [Challenger] Atsushi Kotoge
~ 1st title defense.
() GTL 2014 Match: Takeshi Morishima & Maybach Taniguchi vs. Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste
() GTL 2014 Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Takashi Sugiura & Masato Tanaka
() GTL 2014 Match: KENTA & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Mohammed Yone & Daisuke Ikeda
Pro Wrestling NOAH “~ GREAT VOYAGE 2014 in NAGOYA ~ GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE WAR 2014“, 4/20/2014 [Sun] @ Nagoya Congress Center
() Yoshinari Ogawa & Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Super Crazy & Hitoshi Kumano
() Daisuke Harada & Genba Hirayanagi vs. Atsushi Kotoge & Taiji Ishimori
() Akitoshi Saito [FREE] vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya
() Chokibogun vs Nagoya Ishingun 6 Man Tag Match: Takeshi Morishima, Kenou [Michinoku] & Hajime Ohara [FREE] vs. Masashi Aoyagi, Hide & Yasu Kubota
() GTL 2014 Match: Takashi Sugiura & Masato Tanaka vs. Mohammed Yone & Daisuke Ikeda
() GTL 2014 Match: Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste vs. Colt Cabana & Chris Hero
() GTL 2014 Match: KENTA & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Katsuhiko Nakajima
(-) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [21st Champion] Yuji Nagata vs. [Challenger] Maybach Taniguchi
~ 3rd title defense.
NOAH Event Cards for March & April 2014
BJW, 4/20/2014 [Sun] 17:00 @ Sapporo Teisen Hall in Hokkaido
(1) (to be announced) vs. Hideyoshi Kamitani & Takayuki Ueki
(2) Tsutomu Osugi & Hercules Senga vs. Shu & Kei Brahman
(3) Shinya Ishikawa & Ryuichi Kawakami vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Masaya Takahashi
(4) BJW Tag Championship Match: [38th Champions] “Yankee Nichokenju” Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto vs. [Challengers] “Gokudo Heisei Combi” Kankuro Hoshino & Masato Inaba
~ 17th title defense.
(5) Great Kojika Hell 10 Match Series, 8th Round 6 Man Tag Match: Great Kojika, Yuichi Taniguchi & Menso~re Oyaji vs. “Kurotenshi” Jaki Numazawa, Shimizu Motosugu & Mad Man Pondo
(6) Single Match: Kohei Sao vs. Kazuki Hashimoto
(7) Deathmatch: Ryuji Ito vs. Takumi Tsukamoto
BJW Event Cards for April 2014
This last week in puroresu…
4/7 - Tokyo Gurentai [TOKYO LOVE Ⅳ ~classic events~] |
4/8 - Yasu Urano Produce |
4/9 - ZERO1 |
4/10 - BJW |
4/11 - (nothing listed)
4/12 - NOAH [GTL 2014 Day 1] | NJPW [WRESTLING WORLD 2014 in Taiwan Day 1] | AJPW [Champion Carnival Prelude Show] |
4/13 - KAIENTAI DOJO [12th Anniversary Show] | AJPW [2014 CC Day 1] | NOAH [GTL 2014 Day 2] | BJW | DDT (412 - 4/13) | NJPW [WRESTLING WORLD 2014 in Taiwan Day 2] |
~ [NJPW News] Following the INVASION ATTACK 2014 iPPV, New Japan will now be heading into next big events in later on this month and in May.
~ [NJPW News] It has been announced that Prince Devitt has officially sent out a notice for his resignation from New Japan Pro Wrestling.
~ [AJPW News] All Japan announced that Super Delfin will once more be competing for the promotion later on this month during the final day of the Champion Carnival.
~ [AJPW / DDT Pro News] All Japan Pro-Wrestling announced that the Asia Tag belts will be defended at DDT Pro-Wrestling “MAX BUMP 2014” show at the Korakuen Hall on April 29.
~ [ZERO1 News] Daichi Hashimoto has publicly announced that he resigned from Pro Wrestling ZERO1 as of March 31st.
~ [NOAH News] Kana has announced that she will be facing Rabbit Miu at the SEMex show at the Shinjuku FACE on April 16.
~ [FREEDOMS Upcoming Event Updates] FREEDOMS has released the upcoming cards for their upcoming shows on April 29, May 2, and May 6.
~ [ZERO1 News] Daichi Hashimoto elaborated further to the news that he has indeed chose to not re-sign with Pro Wrestling ZERO1.
~ [NOAH News] A press conference was held to officially welcome Mitsuhiro Kitamiya as the latest member of Pro Wrestling NOAH.
~ [AJPW News] All Japan held a press conference for their upcoming Champion Carnival tournament that begins this weekend.
~ [NOAH News] A press conference was held for the upcoming Global Tag League that is set to begin on April 12.
~ A retirement party was held in Kensuke Sasaki honor in Tokyo, Japan today as a final send-off to celebrate his 28 years in as a professional wrestler.
~ [ZERO1 News] ZERO1 announced the upcoming title matches for their next Korakuen Hall show on May 6, as well as the prelude show on April 24 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
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