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Puroresu News Roundup for 5/16/16

Here is your daily puroresu news roundup for May 16, 2016. This is based on, for the most part, Japanese translation, and everything reported is taken with a grain of salt. However, we try our best to match reports from Japan as accurately as possible.


We Are Suzuki-gun 3 – 6/18 in Korakuen Hall

Kazushi Sakuraba, Toru Yano & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Suzuki-gun (Takashi Iizuka, Takashi Sugiura & Minoru Suzuki)

Masa Kitamiya & Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Maybach Taniguchi & Go Shiozaki vs. Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)

Ryusuke Taguchi, Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. Suzuki-gun (TAKA Michinoku, Taichi & Shelton Benjamin)

Captain NOAH & Genba Hirayanagi vs. Hajime Ohara & Ken-o vs. Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru

Minoru Suzuki 48th Birthday Royal Rumble feat. Taiji Ishimori, Yoshinari Ogawa, and more

Fortune Dream 3 – 6/14 in Korakuen Hall

LEONA vs. Jun Akiyama

Fujita “Jr” Hayato, Shiori Asahi & Isami Kodaka vs. Ultimo Dragon, Minoru Tanaka & Shinjiro Otani

Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. TBD

Katsuhiko Nakajima & Shuji Ishikawa vs. Maybach Taniguchi & Kohei Sato

Yuji Hino & Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Go Shiozaki & Yuji Okabayashi


WRESTLE-1 will be holding a Grand Prix, with the finals taking place on 7/1 at Korakuen Hall. The winner is the new #1 Contender for the W-1 Championship, and will face whoever holds the title on 8/11 in Kanagawa.

AKIRA is attempting to stay under 200 pounds, as if he does, his match vs. Kotaro Suzuki on 6/8 at Korakuen Hall will be for the W-1 Cruiserweight Championship. On the same show Shotaro Ashino challenges KAI for the W-1 Championship, and Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio faces Keiji Muto!

Speaking of 8/11 in Kanagawa, we can now officially confirm what Jun Akiyama and Keiji Muto will be doing then. They will be squaring off in a six man tag team contest in which both men will do bout along with two partners of their choosing. It’s must see in itself with those two finally squaring off.

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