News Round-Up (July 27 – August 2)

FREEDOMS: Toru Sugiura defended the KFC title against Masashi Takeda on 7/28 via Referee Stoppage after 12:31. Takeda couldn’t continue to wrestle because he got a bad cut on his back. The rematch was set immediately for 8/31. Yuya Susumu also defended the UWA World Junior Heavyweight title against Kengo (11:18). The show drew 441 fans and airs on SamuraiTV on 8/8.

AJPW: Yankee Two Kenju defend the All Asia Tag titles against Zeus & Izanagi on 8/15.
On 8/30 Koji Iwamoto defends the AJPW World Junior title against Dan Tamura while Violent Giants defend the AJPW World Tag Team titles against Kento Miyahara & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio.

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ZERO1: Since Masashi Takeda got injured at the latest FREEDOMS show and couldn’t compete on 8/2 him and Yuko Miyamoto vacated the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team titles. Towa Iwasaki & Tsugutaka Sato beat Yuko Miyamoto & Takashi Sasaki for the vacant titles on 8/2. The newly formed tag team of Shinjiro Otani & Yumehito Imanari challenged them afterwards. Chris Vice defended the Heavyweight title against Yuji Hino (16:53) and was challenged by JTO’s Tamura Hayato afterwards. In the main event Shoki Kitamura beat El Lindaman to win this year’s Tenkaichi tournament.

Kyushu Pro: On 7/30 Genkai beat Yuji Hino (19:26) to become the new Kyushu Pro champion. Also Team Toryumon (Genki Horiguchi & Susumu Yokosuka) won a Three Way match to become the new Kyushu Pro Tag Team champions.

2AW: Kengo Mashimo & Tatsuya Hanami became the new 2AW Tag champions by beating Taishi Takizawa & Ayumu Honda in 12:55 on 8/2. In the main event Ayato Yoshida defended the 2AW Openweight title against Shu Asakawa (19:16). The show drew 320 fans to Korakuen Hall and airs on SamuraiTV on 8/11.

BJW: The main event for their last ever show at Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium on 8/30 was announed. Tatsumi Fujinami, Daichi Hashimoto & Yasufumi Nakanoue will face Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabyashi & Yuya Aoki.

A-TEAM: Takumi Sakurai & Bryan Ishizaka beat Nobutaka Moribe & GENTARO (16:04) on 8/2 to become the new WEW Tag Team champions.

Ice Ribbon: The full card for the big show at Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium was announced, with the following title matches:
WUW Title: Cherry (c) vs. Matsuya Uno
Triangle Ribbon: Tae Honma (c) vs. Ram Kaicho vs. Choun Shiryu
IW19: Hamuko Hoshi (c) vs. Makoto
Ribbon Tag: Tsukasa Fujimoto & Tsukushi (c) vs. Hiragi Kurumi & Mochi Miyagi
Infinity: Maya Yukihi (c) vs. Suzu Suzuki

PURE-J: Makoto & Moeka Haruhi (c) vs. Hanako Nakamori & Rina Yamashita for the Daily Sports Tag Team titles will headline the 8/10 show at Korakuen Hall.

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MISC: Hikaru Sato vs. Suwama will main event the 8/29 HARD HIT show at Kawasaki Stadium in a no time limit match.

On August 29, Kawasaki "Called Hentai", "Koudome vs. Suwa Ma" "Mitsudome Sato 20th Anniversary Memorial Game"!  Players decided to participate in the war, including Atsushi Onita!

The September TV dates for GAORA have been added to the TV calendar.

Atsushi Sawada’s heart surgery on the 29th lasted seven hours but was a success.

Hija Kidman of Ryukyu Dragon Pro had his retirement match on 8/2.

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