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ZERO1 NEWS!! - October 24th, 2006

International Lightweight Tag Match in Canada!

October 24th, 2006

On October 28th, the ZERO1-MAX International Lightweight tag team titles will be defended at the UWA Hardcore show at St. John's Hall in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, where current champions Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley will face Toryumon-Mexico's Ultimo Dragon and Kazuchika Okada.

Shelley and Sabin won the Lightweight tag titles in Korakuen Hall on August 25th. Click here for the UWA Hardcore Website. This will be the first time in 2 years these belts have been defended in North America.

ZERO1 NEWS!! - October 20th, 2006

Tanaka for Surgery! Other News...

October 20th, 2006

Today it was announced that Fire Festival '06 winner Masato Tanaka will finally get his damaged right shoulder surgically operated on. Tanaka has wrestled with the bad shoulder since July 2004 and as seen in the Fire Festival this year when in the finals of the tournament his shoulder was dislocated after Tanaka delivered a hard lariat on opponent Ryoji Sai.

After ZERO1-MAX wrestler Yoshihito Sasaki and the ring doctor re-set it Tanaka returned to action and on to victory in his first Fire Festival since appearing in every one. It is apparent however that his shoulder is now in a situation where it pops out by itself. Tanaka, as with many in his profession, soldiered on all this time wanting surgery and has decided that now is the time.

The operation will be happening within the year and Tanaka has made a request for the 10/27 Korakuen Hall show and ZERO1-MAX President Mr. Nakamura approved it - Takao Omori will now be facing Chris "Bambikiller" Raaber for the EWA Heavyweight title in replacement for Tanaka. Tanaka decided he'd rather have his final match before surgery alongside EMBLEM partner Shinjiro Otani and against the evil duo of Kazunari Murakami and Mitsuhiro Matsunaga.

Tanaka said it angered him that Matsunaga took a fork to the head of Katsumi Usuda after Usuda was defeated in the main event 6-man tag yesterday in Iwate, Japan. Tanaka also has history with Matsunaga going back to FMW.

Speaking of FMW, ZERO1-MAX and "Mr. Danger"...the man who finally Stopped the Matsunaga in 2005, Yoshihito Sasaki, has a singles re-match scheduled for the opening show of the November MAX Around '06 tour. The last time the two met back on 11/17 2005 it was a No-rope Barbwire Spider Net & Barricade Board Double Hell Death Match in Osaka that Yoshihito won and Matsunaga hasn't returned since then. Can Yoshihito dispel him once more? Or by that time will Matsunaga and Murakami already have permanently damaged ZERO1-MAX?

Fugo Fugo Yumeji will also celebrate his 10th Anniversary in pro wrestling that night in the opening tag match.

ZERO1 NEWS!! - September 22nd, 2006

GPWA Main Event Announced!

October 10th, 2006

The Global Pro Wrestling Alliance announced today the main event for their first show on November 14th in Korakuen Hall, Realize. It will be a main event 6-man tag of young wrestlers from some of the various promotions involved in the project. Kensuke Office's Katsuhiko Nakajima was unable to make it to the press conference, and Pro Wrestling El Dorado has yet to designate their wrestler for the match. El Dorado's President Noriaki Kawabata was on hand instead.

GWPA office chief and ZERO1-MAX President Yoshiyuki Nakamura said that constructing the first card for the company that will lead pro wrestling into the future is very difficult. He added that they want to put forth matches that will hold up 10 years from now. He said that they'll be announcing more matches very soon, and that Tomoaki Honma has also been confirmed for the show.

The Main Event currently stands at:

Global Pro Wrestling Alliance
Tokyo, Japan

November 14, 2006

Korakuen Hall

Main Event
6-Man Tag
Ryoji Sai
vs. Go Shiozaki
Katsuhiko Nakajima
(Kensuke Office)
(El Dorado)

At this point, Kikutaro crashed the press conference to present a new GPWA logo that he said he was up all night creating. While making the announcement of his new logo, he also appealed for participation in the first show. Nakamura seemed a little annoyed at the intrusion, but the impression was he'd allow Kikutaro to be there.

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ZERO1 NEWS!! - October 2nd, 2006

Bambikiller! MAX Capacity for Fantastic Tour!

October 2nd, 2006

An announcement today regarding the 10/27 return to Korakuen Hall for the final show of the upcoming Fantastic Tour. Chris "Bambikiller" Raaber From the EWA (European Wrestling Association) in Austria will be returning to defend his EWA World Heavyweight title against ZERO1-MAX Fire Festival '06 Champion, Masato Tanaka. Bambikiller successfully defended the EWA Heavyweight title back on July 7th in Austria against Takao Omori.

Also announced was the participation gargantuan American pro wrestler MAX Capacity who has been wrestling in EWA lately as well. MAX Capacity weighs in at massive 300 kilograms and at a towering 195 centimeter and will be in a 3-on-1 handicap match against Kamikaze and Fuyuki Takahashi. Also on the show current AWA World Jr. Champion Minoru Fujita will be facing off against his original teacher for the first time in twelve years, as Yoshihiro Tajiri enters a ZERO1-MAX ring for the very first time. Here's the updated card:

Fantastic Four '06
Tokyo, Japan

October 27th, 2006

Korakuen Hall

EWA World Heavyweight Championship
Masato Tanaka
vs. © Bambi killer
Tenka-Ichi 2006 Jr. Champion 12-year Path Special Match
Minoru Fujita
Tag Match
Shinjiro Otani
Takao Omori
vs. Kazunari Murakami
Mitsuhiro Matsunaga
Tag Match
Kohei Sato
Ryoji Sai
vs. Yoshihito Sasaki
Daisuke Sekimoto
Tag Match
Tatsuhito Takaiwa
Ikuto Hidaka
vs. Takuya Sugawara
(El Dorado)
(El Dorado)
Handicap Match
MAX Capacity
vs. Kamikaze
Fuyuki Takahashi
Tag Match
Rikiya Fudo
Shota Takanishi
vs. Tomoaki Honma
Osamu Namiguchi

ZERO1 NEWS!! - September 30th, 2006

Super Entertainment Festival in Makuhari!

September 30th, 2006

Today in Chiba's Makuhari city center ZERO1-MAX and First On Stage held a special event outside event before the final show of Avanti '06. The event included food, fan meet & greets, comedians, photos with some sexy models, and some introduction to pro wrestling for the kids.

Around 500 fans attended the event which saw Shinjiro Otani, Takao Omori and young Shota Takanishi teach around 15 kids the physical exercises needed for strengthening the body for the rough sport of pro wrestling in their "Professional Wrestling Classroom." Exercises like Hindu squats and push-ups were demonstrated.

Otani also showed the kids how to apply a sleeper hold by using Higo of the comedian group "The Ostrich Club" as a guinea pig. The event took place for three hours previous to the show, which saw Shinjiro Otani and Minoru Fujita defeat Masato Tanaka and Tomoaki Honma in just under 17 minutes when Otani pinned Honma.

Also on hand were several pretty ladies to take pictures with, including sexy 22 year old bikini model Ayuko Ikawa, AV idol Nana Natsume and several other sexy ladies dressed in different costumes like the French maid or a cheerleader. From all accounts these ladies put a smile on the faces of not only the fans but also the wrestlers.

ZERO1 NEWS!! - September 29th, 2006

Ogawa & Hustling On Stage! GPWA Realize!

September 29th, 2006

ZERO1-MAX and First On State announced today that they will hold a special event on Halloween at the Ehime Prefecture's Saijo city comprehensive gymnasium titled "Hustling On Stage." Announced wrestlers at the show are Shinjiro Otani, Masato Tanaka, Kohei Sato, Ryoji Sai, Takao Omori, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Pro Wrestling SUN fighters and gaijin fighters plus more.

In addition, "Captain Hustling" Naoya Ogawa will be making his return to a ZERO1 for the first time since March 2004, and is being billed as a "Special Guest." Monster Army leader, President Takada may also be in attendance.

Separately, there was also an announcement of the first GPWA show on November 14 at Korakuen Hall called "Realize."Stay tuned right here at for more information and the fight card.

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