News Round-Up (September 17 – September 27)

A-TEAM: Tomohiko Hashimoto defends the WEW Heavyweight title against Super Tiger on 11/22.

2AW: Ayato Yoshida defended the Openweight title against Kaji Tomato on 9/22 (14:08). The next challenger is Taishi Takizawa on 10/16. Kengo Mashimo & Tatsuya Hanami defended the Tag titles against Shu Asakawa & Taishi Takizawa (23:26).

Niigata Pro: Ryuichi Kawakami defends the Openweight title against Shigeno Shima on 10/24. Great Kojika & Shigeno Shima defend the Tag titles against Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazumi Kikuta on 10/25.

AJPW: The Champion Carnival final on 10/5 will be Zeus vs. Kento Miyahara.

DDT: Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno defended the Tag titles against Chris Brookes & Drew Parker (11:00) on 9/27. Shinya Aoki defended the Extreme title against Antonio Honda (9:45).

ZERO1: Tamura Hayato defended the World Heavyweight title against Towa Iwasaki (18:08) on 9/18.

The full lineup and blocks for this year’s Fire Festival have been announced. It runs from 10/2 at Shinjuku FACE to the final at Korakuen Hall on 11/1.

Block A:
Yuji Hino
Takuya Sugawara
Yoshikazu Yokoyama
Towa Iwasaki
Hartley Jackson
T-Hawk
Quiet Storm

Block B:
Masato Tanaka
Chris Vice
Ganseki Tanaka
Yuko Miyamoto
Tamura Hayato
Shogun Okamoto
Tsugutaka Sato

BASARA: Fuminori Abe defended the Union MAX title against Ryota Nakatsu in 14:15 on 9/22. Brahman Kei is the next challenger on 9/29. Speed of Sounds defended the Tag titles against Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino (9:30).

NOAH: Haoh challenges Kotaro Suzuki for the GHC Junior Heavyweight title on 10/11. Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada challenge Yoshinari Ogawa & HAYATA for the GHC Junior Tag titles.

JTO: rhythm will re-debut on 10/16.

FREEDOMS: Kamui & Kenji Fukimoto challenge Mammoth Sasaki & Violento Jack for the Tag titles on 10/4.

SEAdLINNG: Yoshiko defended the BEYOND THE SEA title against Sareee in 22:00 on 9/24.

Ice Ribbon: Suzu Suzuki defended the Infinity title against Tsukushi (16:35) on 9/20. Risa Sera beat Syuri (8:14) to retain the FantastICE title in a No Rope Lumberjack match. Ram Kaicho defended the Triangle Ribbon title against Lady Koju (Koju Takeda) and Satsuki Totoro in 7:28.
Risa Sera & Suzu Suzuki challenge Hiragi Kurumi & Mochi Miyagi for the Tag title on 10/3, as well as Ram Kaicho defends the Triangle title against Akane Fujita and ASUKAMA.

AWG: Riko Kawabata announced that she left AWG on 9/3. She intends to work as a freelancer from now on.

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