Puroresu Weekly Recap 13/06/2018 – 20/06/2018

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On the 13/10 Wrestle-1 show at the Korakuen Hall, former members of Dragon Gate and current Oriental Wrestling Entertainment made an appearance and stated the creation of a faction known as STRONGHEARTS; CIMA, T-Hawk, El Lindaman, Takehiro Yamamura, Gao Jingjia & Zackery Wentz, Wentz regular tag team partner Dezmond Xazier will be joining them too. Current Dragon Gate wrestler Shingo Takagi had choice words on Twitter suggesting that Shanghai (OWE) was a futile endeavour.

On Dramatic Dream Team‘s Maji Manji show, Makoto Oishi reclaimed the DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship, KUDO Debut 15th Anniversary Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi vs. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine has also been added to the What are you doing? 2018 card for the 24/06

Isami Kodaka announced what role Naomichi Marufuji will take in his upcoming BASARA appearance. Kodaka & Marufuji will be teaming to face Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita to mark Kodaka’s 16th anniversary in wrestling.

During Pro Wrestling NOAH‘s 10/06 Navigation with Emerald Spirits at the Korakuen Hall, ZERO1’s Ikuto Hidaka and Takuya Sugawara appeared after the RATELS trio match and stated their desire to be in Global Jr. Tag League. Seiya Morohashi also stated his wish to compete but hasn’t got a tag partner. Mitsuya Nagai, Cody Hall and Maybach Taniguchi have appeared to join forces. Masato Tanaka appeared as he showed his alliance to his former ally Sugiura, signifying he’ll be taking sides in the generational war in Noah.

The teams for NOAH’s tag league were announced on the 14/06:
Hajime Ohara & Hitoshi Kumano
Seiya Morohashi & LEONA
Ikuto Hidaka & Takuya Sugawara
Ricky Marvin & El Hijo del Pantera
Hi69 & Minoru Tanaka (FREE)
Daisuke Harada & Tadasuke

Jake Lee announced the name of his stable in All Japan Pro Wrestling which features: Ryouji Sai, Dylan James, Koji Iwamoto and Keiichi Sato to be Sweepers.

After a successful defence of the All Asia Heavyweight Champions at AJPW 19/06 show, Ryouji Sai’s next challenge will be The Bodyguard.

During FREEDOMS Reach for the Stars show at Shinkiba 1st Ring, former KFC Champion and KFC Tag Team Champion, Violento Jack announced that his Mexican compatriots, Ciclope and Miedo Extremo from DTU will be returning to FREEDOMS in July.

During a trios match Kenji Fukimoto pinned Daisuke Masaoka, who is the other half of the tag champions so we’ll likely see them defend against Fujimoto and Kasai.

Stories began circulating on 14/06/2018 that Joshi legend and Sendai Girls owner, Meiko Satomura will be appearing for WWE in the next Mae Young Classic.

NJPW card for CEO x NJPW When Worlds Collide on 29/06 was announced.
The Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi) vs. Tetsuya Naito and Hiromu Takahashi
Roppongi 3K vs. Dragon Lee and Rysuke Taguchi
Guerrillas of Destiny vs. Juice Robinson and David Finlay
Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rocky Romero
Jeff Cobb vs. Chase Owens
Michael Nakazawa was announced to be holding an open challenge.

The blocks for this years G1 were announced:
Block A​ Block B
Michael Elgin​​Hirooki Goto​
EVIL​​ Kota Ibushi​
Bad Luck Fale​​Tomohiro Ishii​
Togi Makabe​​Tetsuya Naito​
Kazuchika Okada Kenny Omega​
Hangman Page​​Juice Robinson​
Minoru Suzuki​​Zack Sabre Jr.​
Hiroshi Tanahashi​SANADA
Jay White​​Tama Tonga​
Yoshi-Hashi​​Toru Yano

Io Shirai made her final appearance for Stardom on the 17/06 in front of 1,500 in the Korakuen, she tagged with Mayu Iwatani in a victory over Oedo Tai.