TAKA Michinoku  was joined by Taishi Takizawa , real name Yuki Takizawa, and Toshiki Toeda m who is a special adviser, were present.
Takizawa was arrested on June 20th for taking an upskirt picture of a women in the Chiba, Japan area. Takizawa was caught and was arrested as he admitted to his wrong doing. Takizawa was held for a day and was fined accordingly.
Takizawa is currently known as the “young ace” of K-DOJO and is currently the reigning CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K title holder. Though because of his actions he has been stripped of the belt and will he will not be booked to compete for the immediate time being. It appears that he will be more or less confined to the K-DOJO dorms for the time being.
Takizawa appeared with a shaved head and deeply apologized for his actions, and in turn any wrongdoing that it has reflected on professional wrestling, which is his passion in life. Takizawa stated that he has no idea what is going to happen in the future, but he hopes he can regain the trust of he fans one day. Which he knows at this time would be very difficult. Takizawa said that he would take any punishment that is coming his way and bowed as he stated that he hopes he can stand in the ring once more.
TAKA Michinoku also vowed that he would be working to prevent this from happening again.
As stated yesterday, Takizawa was to defend his belt against Kengo Mashimo in a few short weeks, but due to the situation that match has indeed been called off. A replacement match will be announced in the near future.
News has been circulating among media sites in Japan as it is being reported that KAIENTAI DOJO’s Taishi Takizawa  has been arrested, back on June 20th, due to the suspicion of public voyeurism.
Takizawa, who is also the current reigning CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K Champion, was arrested in the Chiba prefecture due to a woman claiming he was spying her underwear. Which is a serious offense of personal privacy.
TAKA Michinoku, owner of K-DOJO, has addressed the situation and stated that “this misconduct is not something he approves of, and he deeply regrets if this effects the trust of his and K-DOJO’s fans. This matter is to be taken very seriously at this time and he is already taking measures to make sure that nothing like this happens again. We will do our best to work with our talent and staff in restoring the trust we may have lost.”
TAKA will be addressing the media public on July 2nd, and he sincerely apologizes to the fans and the world of professional wrestling.
Takizawa is the headlining champion of K-DOJO at this time and this is not something that any promotion would want to see happen especially with someone who is a face of the promotion. Takizawa was also recently contracted under the WWE as he was training in their developmental territory of FCW (Florida Championship Wrestler) in 2012 under the name of Jiro. He was released from his developmental contract in the Summer of 2012 and he returned to competing in K-DOJO.
Tokyo Sports has released their side of the story and have stated that Takizawa has admitted to the charges and has been obediently in the investigation. Takizawa was to compete on the K-DOJO show on June 22nd, but was reported to have missed due to injury (which I reported on my daily results listing). TAKA has apologized for the false announcement, but at the time the full situation was unclear.
Takizawa was scheduled to defend the CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K belt against Kengo Mashimo on July 14th, but it appears that Takizawa could be stripped as the reigning champion. As what was said, TAKA will be holding a press conference within the next 24 hours to announce the status of the situation.
[DIAMOND RING/VooDoo MURDERS/NOAH News] Katsuhiko Nakajima announced that he will be bringing in Yutaka Yoshie to team up with him and Kajiwara to take on the VooDoo MURDERS on March 17.
Since size and height is a factor in the up coming match, Nakajima has taken it upon himself to find someone who can back up their height with the large size and that man is Yoshie. All 3 members of the VooDoo MURDERS they are facing are all over 180cm (Kento 186cm/97kg, Taishi 190cm/95kg & TARU 185cm/100kg) which completely beats the 175cm/97kg of Nakajima and the 170cm/83kg of Kajiwara. So the 180cm/150kg frame of Yutaka Yoshie is what Katsukaji (Katsuhiko & Kajiwara) are hoping will be bring the extra power that they need.
The whole event card for the 3.17 show has been announced which you can see below.
DIAMOND RING, 3/17/2013 [Sun] 13:00 @ Tatebayashi City Citizens Gymnasium in Gunma (Gohara Gymnasium)
(1) Opening Tag Match: ~Participants~ Namazu Man, Kikutato [Akiba], CHANGO [Free] & KAMIKAZE [ZERO1] ~ Teams to be decided the day off event.
(2) Mitsuhiro Kitamiya vs. Kengo [VooDoo MURDERS] (3) Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free] & Ryuji Hijikata [Free] vs. Kenichiro Arai [DG] & K-ness. [DG] (4) Semi-final Match: Kensuke Sasaki vs. NOSAWA Rongai
(5) Main Event 6 Man Tag Match: Katsuhiko Nakajima, Satoshi Kajiwara & Yutaka Yoshie [Free] vs. “VooDoo MURDERS” Kento Miyahara, Taishi Takizawa & TARU
Also in a separate interview it seems that Miyahara & Takizawa have mentioned their intentions of going after the GHC Heavy Tag Team belts. Both men will make their first appearances as a team in NOAH on 3.10, and it seems they aim to make a statement when they face the Bravado Brothers. With NOAH’s Global Tag League tournament coming up in April one could easily speculate that they will be one of the participating teams.
NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2013 in YOKOHAMA”, 3/10/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
(1) NOAH vs DIAMOND RING: Hitoshi Kumano vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya
(2) VooDoo MURDERS vs. Bravado Bros.: Kento Miyahara & Taishi Takizawa vs. Harlem & Lance Bravado (3) Akitoshi Saito [Free] & Masao Inoue [Free] vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima [both DIAMOND RING] (4) BRAVE vs TMDK 6 Man Tag Match: Takeshi Morishima, Mohammed Yon & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Mikey Nicholls, Shane Haste & Jonah Rock
(5) GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Championship Match: [16th Champions] “Los Mexitosos” Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin vs. [Challengers] “NO MERCY” Genba Hirayanagi & Maybach Tanguchi Jr. ~ 5th Title Defense.
[DIAMOND RING News] YASSHI speaks in regards to the new VooDoo Murders and DR upcoming shows.
Following the last show on February 11th, we have come to learn that “brother” YASSHI has come forward as the leader of the VooDoo Murders and has some strong recruiting gifts as former Kensuke Sasaki/Office protege Kento Miyahara and K-DOJO’s Taishi Takizawa. VDM are currently 5 members strong with YASSHI, TARU, Kengo, Kento Miyahara & Taishi Takizawa [pictured], and it seems YASSHI is looking to take charge as one of the leading groups in Japan.
The next show for DR will be on February 24th as Kento Miyahra will be teaming with Kengo (formerly Kengo Nishimura ) to take on Satoshi Kajiwara & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya. Kajiwara & Kitamiya were the first ones to be a part of Miyahara’s betrayal. You can be sure that both will be looking to take get some revenge and as well shed some answers on why Kento jumped ship.
Antonio Honda won the right to challenge Kensuke Sasaki on the 2.11 show and will be getting the match in the main event spot on the next upcoming show.
Below is the announced card for the KO Dojo event on February 24th.
DIAMOND RING, 2/24/2013 [Sun] 15:00 @ Kensuke Office Dojo (1) Namazu Man & Kikutaro [Akiba] vs. CHANGO [Free] & Menso~re Oyaji [Free] (2) Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Masato Shibata [U-FILE CAMP] (3) Satoshi Kajiwara & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya vs. “VooDoo Murders” Kento Miyahara & Kengo (4) Kensuke Sasaki vs. Antonio Honda [DDT]
DR also announced the early card for the next show which will be held in March. VooDoo Murders will be involved in the event, but no match has been announced for them at this time. Presumably this may point to towards waiting to see what transpires from the 2.24 show.
NOSAWA Rongai was the runner-up on the 2.11 show, but will receive a one on one match against Sasaki. NOSAWA is looking to reinvigorate himself as a pro wrestler and the same can be said for Sasaki who just returned from being sidelined in this month.
DIAMOND RING, 3/17/2013 [Sun] 13:00 @ Tatebayashi City Civic Gymnasium in Gunma (-) Namazu Man & Kikutato [Akiba] vs. CHANGO [Free] & (to be announced) (-) Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free] & Ryuji Hijikata [Free] vs. Kenichiro Arai [DG] & K-ness. [DG] (-) Kensuke Sasaki vs. NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]
~ Also announced to be competing: Katsuhiko Nakajima, Satoshi Kajiwara, Mitsuhiro Kitamiya, VooDoo Murders: Kento Miyahara & TARU, and more…
[DIAMOND RING News] DR announced the full show card for their 1st year anniversary on Feb. 11th. Kento Miyahara and Akira Hokuto were on hand for the press conference to announce the final two matches for the upcoming show.
Among the announcements is DR accepting the challenge from the Voodoo Murders to compete on the show. YASSHI originally announced that he was aiming for his return, but yesterday led to the shocking return of TARU. TARU has thrown his name back out there that he wants to return to the ring, and it is up to him when they might happen. DR announced that Kento Miyahara will be teaming with K-DOJO’s Taishi Takizawa to take on the team of VOODOO MURDERS with their decision on who exactly will compete from their group, as well as the inclusion of Kazunari Murakami. That is to say if he so chooses to associate himself with the group.
Sasaki’s return match has been set as it was announced that he would be teaming with NOAH’s Takashi Sugiura to take on the team of his top student, Katsuhiko Nakajima, and ZERO1’s Shinjiro Otani. Interesting development to see Sasaki teaming with Sugiura, but it should be interesting to see how they work together against Nakajima & Otani. Sasaki and Otani have a history against one another, and who knows if this may lead to another singles clash down the road.
Below is the updated card in full.
DIAMOND RING “Dream Anniversary 2013 ~ 1st Year Anniversary”, 2/11/2013 [Mon] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Battle Royal: Namazu Man, Yoshihiro Takayama, Kikutaro, CHANGO, Antonio Honda, Shu & Kei Brahman, Menso~re Oyaji, NOSAWA Rongai, Marines Mask, Masao Inoue, and more to be added later.
(2) Akira Hokuto Produced Special Joshi Pro Wrestling Match: Manami Toyota [Free] & Meiko Satomura [SENDAI] vs. Yumiko Hotta [DIANA] & Sonoko Kato [OZ]
(3) 6 Man Tag Junior Scramble Wars: Satoshi Kajiwara, Ryuji Hijikata [Free] & TAJIRI [WNC] vs. Fujita “Jr” Hayato [Michinoku], Kenichiro Arai [DG] & K-ness. [DG]
(4) The Traditional Wrestling: Mitsuhiro Kitamiya vs. Osamu Nishimura
(5) Kento Miyahara & Taishi Takizawa [K-DOJO] vs. VOODOO MURDERS (TARU, YASSHI or Kengo) & Kazunari Muraki, (VM decides the 2 man team)
[NJPW News] NJPW has finally released an interview with their next rookie who is set to debut on November 19 in Yohei Komatsu ~ 小松洋平 （コマツ ヨウヘイ）. Komatsu is currently 24 years old, born on June 25, 1988 and is from Kurihara City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. He stands 171.5cm (5’6”) and weighs in at 85kg (187 lbs).
Komatsu says that he has been a fan of professional wrestling from an early age of 3 years old and has aspired to become a professional since first year in junior high school. His very early memories of watching pro wrestling was with Keiji Mutoh. He would see his first live show when he was 5-6 years old. Komatsu’s experience’s with sports was baseball and even Judo in his later years, and then some amateur wrestling in high school and college to help better prepare himself to tryout to be a professional. Komatsu has been training in the Dojo since being accepted in May of 2011 and was originally hoping to debut in March of this year, but was held off to better fine tune his talents. Komatsu is the sole survivor from his initial class of 3 and has shown to be a strong talent in the making. An interesting goal for Komatsu was mentioned that he is looking to one day become a masked wrestler, as he enjoys the style of Lucha Libre and has been taking a liking to BUSHI who is competing in NJPW for this year. His goal is to become IWGP Champion, and he hopes the fans will cheer for him to accomplish his dreams.
[K-DOJO News] KAIENTAI DOJO added another title match to their upcoming Korakuen Hall show on November 13. Among the previously announced singles matches of TAKA Michinoku vs. Minoru Suzuki and the STRONGEST-K title on the line between Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Yuji Hino. It was announced that the STRONGEST-K TAG will be defended as well as the newly crowned champions Kengo Mashimo & Ryuichi Sekine will be going against Taishi Takizawa & Akito, who is regular of Sportiva and DDT.
KAIENTAI DOJO “CLUB-K SUPER in Korakuen”, 11/13/2012 [Tue] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo Newly Announced: (-) STRONGEST-K TAG Championship Match: [21st Champions] Kengo Mashimo & Ryuichi Sekine vs. [Challengers] Taishi Takizawa & Akito [Sportiva]
Previously Announced: (-) Special Singles Match: TAKA Michinoku vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION]
(-) CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K Championship Match: [12th Champion] Daisuke Sekimoto (BJW) vs. [Challenger] Yuji Hino ~ 3rd Defense.
[NJPW News] New Japan announced both the competitor as well as the matches for the upcoming NEVER shows that will see the crowning of the first ever NEVER Champion. [Pictured: BUSHI, Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA & Hiromu Takahashi]
The talent are as follows (in order from right to left on the brackets): ~ Karl Anderson ~ Yujiro Takahashi ~ Hiromu Takahashi ~ Shiori Asahi ~ Ryusuke Taguchi ~ Hiro Tonai ~ BUSHI ~ Kengo Mashimo ~ KUSHIDA ~ Masato Tanaka ~ Captain New Japan ~ Taishi Takizawa ~ Tomohiro Ishii ~ Daisuke Sasaki ~ YOSHI-HASHI ~ Ryuichi Sekine
The inclusion of Masato Tanaka into the tournament came after Tetsuya Naito will not be able to compete due to a knee injury, but will definitely bring the veteran edge to the NEVER shows. NEVER is primarily about the young and upcoming talent, though Tanaka’s inclusion could give an early edge to someone like KUSHIDA if he were to win, KUSHIDA faces Tanaka in the 1st Round. The rest of the tournament will be filled up with many wrestlers from KAIENTAI DOJO, who are all students of TAKA Michinoku. Kengo Mashimo has been one of TAKA’s leading standouts for the last few years, and has really made his name known in the Indy community. Then Taishi Takizawa recently returned to Japan a while back after competing in WWE’s Developmental Territory in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). Taishi has debuted a new demeanor and adapted his style with his return to Japan and could be someone to watch out for in the tournament.
Also among the ongoing tournament is the announcement that NJPW will debut not one but two new Young Lions on the upcoming NEVER shows. Sho Tanaka will debut on November 15 against Takaaki Watanabe, and Shohei Komatsu will make his debut on November 19. Sho Tanaka (173cm, 93kg. Born 8/27/89  Greco-Roman wresler in High School and University) Shohei Komatsu (171.5cm, 85kg. Born 6/25/88  Amateur Wrestler High/Univ.)
NEVER, 11/15/2012 “First NEVER Openweight Championship Decision Tournament ~ 1st Round” @ SHIBUYA-AX in Tokyo (1) Sho Tanaka Debut Match: Takaaki Watanabe vs. Sho Tanaka (2) 1st Round Match: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Shiori Asahi [K-DOJO] (3) 1st Round Match: YOSHI-HASHI vs. Ryuichi Sekine [K-DOJO] (4) 1st Round Match: Captain New Japan vs. Taishi Takizawa [K-DOJO] (5) 1st Round Match: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Hiro Tonai [K-DOJO] (6) 1st Round Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Daisuke Sasaki [DDT] (7) 1st Round Match: BUSHI vs. Kengo Mashimo [K-DOJO] (8) 1st Round Match: Yujiro Takahashi vs. Karl Anderson (9) 1st Round Match: KUSHIDA vs. Masato Tanaka [ZERO1] NEVER, 11/19/2012 “First NEVER Openweight Championship Decision Tournament ~ FINAL” @ SHIBUYA-AX in Tokyo (-) Shohei Komatsu’s Debut Match:
[K-DOJO News] KAIENTAI DOJO will be holding a bigger show at Shinjuku FACE on September 19 as the newly crowned CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K Daisuke Sekimoto will be defending the belt against the recently returned, from WWE Developmental, Taishi Takizawa. Takizawa has been on fire since returning early this month and will meet one of the strongest wrestlers in Japan today in Daisuke Sekimoto. This should make for an interesting match especially for Takizawa who is looking to reach a new level in his career.
Also announced for the show is to crown new champions for the vacant WEW Hardcore Tag belts. YOSHIYA will be teaming with a partner of his choosing as they take on Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS’ Takashi Sasaki & Kamui. Mammoth Sasaki & Kamui were the previous champions, but were forced to vacate the belts due to Mammoth sustaining an injury. Then TAKA Michinoku will continue on with his 20th Anniversary Series matches as he takes on NOSAWA Rongai.
KAIENTAI DOJO “CLUB-K SUPER in Shinjuku FACE”, 9/19/2012 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(-) TAKA Michinoku 20th Anniversary Series, 6th Match: TAKA Michinoku vs. NOSAWA Rongai
(-) KAIENTAI DOJO Approved WEW Hardcore Tag Championship Playoff Match: YOSHIYA & (to be announced) vs. Takashi Sasaki & Kamui [FREEDOMS] ~ winners becomes the 31st Champions.
(-) CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K Championship Match: [12th Champion] Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] vs. [Challenger] Taishi Takizawa ~ 1st Title Defense.
[K-DOJO News] More news in regards to K-DOJO. This time in the form of a big return for Taishi Takizawa who made his official return to KAIENTAI DOJO today, August 5th, and managed to win the 16 Man Kaio 1 Day Tournament. Takizawa came back following his short tenure under WWE Developmental in FCW (as Jiro), and made his return today defeating Kaji Tomato, Saburo Inematsu, TAKA Michinoku and then Hiro Tonai in the final match.
Note: I would post the full results from the show today, but they still have not been released from what I can see. I will update accordingly when I get the info.