• The devastating earthquake that rocked Japan has had the following fallout on the wrestling industry…

    * Korakuen Hall, which hosts wrestling, boxing and other assorted combat sports events almost daily, was damaged in the earthquake. Boxing events scheduled for March 12th and March 14th have been canceled. The Shoot Legacy Oz show for March 12th was also canceled.

    * The All Japan tour is also in trouble. Most of the shows scheduled were in the areas that the earthquake did substantial damage. The company has canceled today's show in Ishinomaki and has also issued a statement, noting that all wrestlers and staff members are okay. They have also canceled the Match 17th event in Kesennuma, due to a major fire.

    * New Japan canceled its March 12th show in Kasukabe.

    * The women's Jewels promotion canceled its show today in Tokyo.

    * Zero-One was scheduled to have a press conference in Tokyo, which was hit hard. Everyone had to evacuate the building, and the conference was canceled. The promotion did announce a March 27th event in Tokyo, with Shinjiro Otani and Daichi Hashimoto vs. Big Van Vader and son Jesse White.

    * Dragon Gate is touring away from where the major damage happened, and as of now, they seem unaffected. Cima noted that everyone is safe and that as of this time there were no cancellations.

  • For all you website readers from Japan, I hope you're all OK. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers today guys. We'll be posting a link here shortly to a place where you can donate, likely via the Red Cross.

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