News Round-Up (July 18 – July 23)

AJPW: Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa defended the AJPW World Tag Team titles against Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto (19:36) on 7/18.

ZERO1: Another former WRESTLE-1 wrestler has been announced to appear in Z1 as Andy Wu will participate in the 8/2 show at Korakuen Hall.

NOAH: Kenoh challenges Katsuhiko Nakajima for the GHC National title on 8/4.
Naomichi Marufuji challenges Go Shiozaki for the GHC Heavyweight title on 8/5.
HAYATA challenges Daisuke Harada for the IPW Junior Heavyweight title on 8/10.


BJW: This year’s Saikyou Tag League will run from September 6 (Sendai PIT) to October 20 (Korakuen Hall) and cosist of 16 teams (8 Death and 8 Strong).
Masaya Takahashi will miss the 7/26 show in Osaka due to “family reasons”.

DDT: The DDT EXTREME, KO-D 6 Man and KO-D Openweight championships have all been successfully defended on 7/23.
Drew Parker (BJW) challenges Chris Brookes for the Universal title on 9/7 at Korakuen Hall. On the same show Dino, Tachibana & Yoshiko (SEAdLINNNG) will challenge for the 6 Man titles.
The next challenger for the KO-D Openweight title will be the King of DDT winner who gets a shot at Ota Ward on 11/3. Endo mentioned that he wants to fight Kenny Omega in case he wins the tournament.

2AW: New signee Takuro Niki will be out for a while due to a rotator cuff tear and a wrist injury.

TJPW: On 7/23 Yuka Sakazaki defended the Princess of Princess title against Yuki Aino in 18:00. Miu Watanabe & Rika Tatsumi defended the Princess Tag Team titles against Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao (13:50).

SEAdLINNNG: A big tag team match was announced for Yoshiko’s birthday show on 7/26 at Shinkiba 1st RING as Yoshiko, Hiroyo Matsumoto & Ayame Sasamura face Aja Kong, Saki Akai & Asuka.

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