Craig Classic vs Munenori Sawa March 6, 2011 Zero One Ryogoku Tokyo Japan

It is our pleasure to announce that Craig Classic, who made his debut in Japan with BJW Big Japan Pro Wrestling and is the reigning NWA World Jr. Heavyweight champion and will defend his belt in Japan on March 6, 2011 at Pro Wrestling Zero-One's 10th Anniversary extravaganza in the 13,000 seat Ryogoku Kokugikan.


BJW-USA, Big Japan Shop, and all of Craig's Japanese sponsor companies wish him the best of luck in what will no doubt be the best bout of the evening. Check out the great card Puroresu 01 put together for their anniversary. BJW had a great card for their 15th anniversary last year, and it looks like Zero One also has a star studded card with some potentially awesome matches.

The official details from Craig Classic's official Facebook page:

Pro Wrestling Zero-One
ZERO1 10th Anniversary

Tokyo, Japan
March 6th, 2011
Ryogoku Kokugikan


Single Match

Shinjiro Otani (ZERO1) vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (Takayama Hall)

Single Match

Ikuto Hidaka (ZERO1) vs. Takafumi Ito (PANCRASE-ism)

Destruction Prince Daichi Hashimoto Debut Match

Masahiro Chono (ARISTRIST) vs. Daichi Hashimoto (ZERO1)

Single Match

Masato Tanaka (ZERO1) vs. Yuji Nagata (NJPW)

NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Title

Single Match

Craig Classic (NWA) vs. Munenori Sawa (BattlArts)

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BJW Jaki Numazawa and Masashi Takeda to invade CZW at 2011 Tournament of Death X

BJW and CZW have confirmed that Big Japan Pro Wrestling extreme Japanese hardcore death match superstars The Black Angel "Kokutenshi" Jaki Numazawa and up and coming young blood Masashi Takeda are heading to the US. On June 25, 2011 these B.J.W. deathmatch pro wrestlers will do battle with the best that CZW has to offer.

Keep checking back with us here and the good folks at Combat Zone Wrestling for more details as they unfold. 2011 looks to be a great year for hardcore death match pro wrestling around the world!!!

CZW Official Site:

BJW English Site:

Big Japan Shop & BJW English Site TWITTER:
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Kitakyushu based vocalist MAKI sang a wonderful rendition of Japan's national anthem Kimigayo at Big Japan Pro Wrestling Hakata Star Lane event in Fukuoka Japan on December 12, 2010. The Japanese National Anthem was sung before the main event featuring Jun Kasai & Kokutenshi Jaki Numazawa vs Masashi Takeda & Isami Kodaka. Currently affiliated with Cocoperi Office, Maki is quickly gaining popularity in Japan. For booking information on booking this singer contact her via

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Craig Classic, the reigning NWA Florida Jr. Heavyweight Champion will be on the card at the September 4, 2010 NWA show in Fort Pierce, Florida. Although not officially released, the card is shaping up to be a great one. Tickets and info should soon be available at Fusion's site:


Date: Saturday - September 4, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
City/State: Fort Pierce, FL


See pro wrestling superstars from all over the world!!!

BJW fans in the USA are encouraged to catch Craig Classic in action at this big show.
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BJW's Abdullah Kobayashi Kenzan Match at CZW Tournament of Death

This was a wild one! Abdullah Kobayashi was more than over at the CZW Tournament of Death this June 26, 2010. Fans and industry people from around the world gave accolades to the Japanese butcher.


Lyle C. Williams took some great photos of the entire tournament, but the BJW Abdullah Kobayashi vs CZW Nick Gage match take the cake. Kenzans embedded in the skull!


The photos in this entry are from Lyle and photos of the entire tournament can be seen at his page:
At the bottom of each page you can click to move on to the next page.
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BJW's Craig Classic defended his NWA Florida Jr. Heavyweight belt against El Phantasmo on April 16, 2010 in Sanford, Florida.

Also check out Big Japan Pro Wrestling video clips from house shows, the BJW dojo, Japan shows at:

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BJW YouTube Channel by Big Japan Shop

We've started putting up some clips on our international shop's YouTube channel.

You can check out Big Japan Pro Wrestling and related clips here:

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BJW April 1, 2010 Shin Kiba Card Announced

Big Japan Pro Wrestling is proud to announce the card for BJW's April 1st event at Shin Kiba 1st Ring in Tokyo Japan. Doors open at 6:30 PM and gong is at 7:00 PM. Contact Big Japan Shop for assistance with tickets or directions.

BJW Tag Team Tournament Strong Block Semi-Finals
Daisuke Sekimoto & Yoshihito Sasaki
Shuji Ishikawa & Yuji Okabayashi

Takashi Sasaki vs Ryuichi Kawakami

Ryuji Ito & Shadow WX
Yuko Miyamoto & Kankuro Hoshino

Jun Kasai & Kokutenshi Jaki Numazawa
Abdullah Kobayashi & Masashi Takeda

Benkei Daikokubo & The Winger
Men's Teioh & Yuichi Taniguchi

Kazuki Hashimoto vs Takumi Tsukamoto

(Order of bouts TBA)


Get HAO Figures at Big Japan Shop
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The BJW 15th Anniversary Show is set for May 4, 2010 during Japanese Golden Week at Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan. It is shaping up to be an unreal card, as well. A tag match between Genichiro Tenryu & Yuji Okabayashi versus Daisuke Sekimoto & Yoshihito Sasaki is one confirmed bout. Nick Gage of CZW Combat Zone Wrestling was announced as confirmed . Also on the card are Kamikaze, Masayoshi Motegi, Kazuhiko Matsuzaki, Jun Kasai, Takashi Sasaki, The Winger, Isami Kodaka, Masashi Takeda, and Ryuji Yamakawa. BJW is also bringing back the joshi pro! Aja Kong, Manami Toyota, Gami, Bullfight Sora, and Ariya are confirmed. If you can't get to Japan to see this, definitely get the DVD when it gets released. For information about getting tickets contact Big Japan Shop from their homepage.

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NWA Fusion International Stars - BJW Craig Classic Young Lions NJPW Okada

BJW's own Craig Classic is a rising star in the highly regarded and very international NWA Fusion. This photo shows the diversity and international talent currently in the NWA. Craig Classic is seen with the Young Lions from the UK, and Kazuchika Okada of New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Craig Classic BJW NWA Fusion

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February 27, 2010 CCW Jimmy Snuka BSU and BJW

BJW Craig Classic Jimmy Snuka

Craig Classic of Big Japan Pro Wrestling main evented at this event. Photo is of the final match of the evening. Legends like Jimmy Snuka are still active in the pro wrestling world, bringing a new generation of superstars to be.
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BJW Represented at Pro Wrestling Riot

Big Japan Pro Wrestling's very own Craig Classic was a featured wrestler at World Wrestling Network PRO WRESTLING RIOT. The February 21, 2010 event poster is below.

Pro Wrestling Riot
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BJW Gaijin Wrestler Craig Classic Talent To Wrestle In Puerto Rico

Big Japan Pro Wrestling's Craig Classic is set to wrestle for WWR in Puerto Rico in March 2010. REVOLUCION 2010 World Wrestling Revolution looks to be quite an event. Hopefully we'll have photos to put up after his return.

Puerto Rico Pro Wrestling Craig Classic BJW 1

Puerto Rico Pro Wrestling Craig Classic BJW 2
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BJW Hakata Star Lane Tag Bout December 13, 2009 Video Clip

NWA Fusion Junior Heavyweight Champion CRAIG CLASSIC in a tag bout with young stars of Big Japan Pro Wrestling. This match was held in Hakata Star Lane, venue of legendary bouts of Japanese puroresu history. Craig Classic and Kazuki Hashimoto take on Takumi Tsukamoto and Ryuichi Kawakami.

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BJW is proud to announce that Craig Classic will be representing Big Japan Pro Wrestling both nights at the Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup 2009. Click the poster images for larger image and information on venue, tickets, etc.



Craig will then be returning for yet another tour with BJW, but this time as the defending NWA Florida Jr. Heavyweight Champion.

posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 22:42 | BJW NEWS


BJW's Craig Classic now NWA Pro Wrestling Fusion Junior Heavyweight Champion

On the Friday night October 30, 2009 in Tampa, Florida, Craig Classic became the fourth NWA Pro Wrestling Fusion Florida Junior Heavyweight Champion by defeating Chris Jones. Jones, who demanded this match take place after being attacked and left laying by Classic on October 17 in Ft. Pierce, Florida, battled to the end but eventually fell victim to the Blue Thunder Driver.


Chris Jones is going to have to wait for his rematch because Craig Classic was just offered and has accepted another tour of Big Japan Pro Wrestling. This tour will be Craig's 10th tour of Japan since 2006. Upon receiving word of Craig's returning to Japan, he has received offers from multiple wrestling organizations throughout Japan. Craig is planning on taking the Florida Junior Heavyweight Title with him to defend it against any and all junior heavyweights in Japan.

As Champion, Classic now joins Chris Jones and former WCW World Television and Cruiserweight Champion, Prince Iaukea, as the only men to have held the NWA Pro Wrestling Fusion Florida Junior Heavyweight Championship.
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BJW has released the fight card for its upcoming Korakuen Hall event on October 26, 2009. The main event is part of the death match climax series. It is scheduled to be a 200 fluorescent light tube bulbs and weapons three way tag death match. Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka vs Ryuji Ito & Takashi Sasaki vs Jun Kasai & Kokutenshi Jaki Numazawa. Another match of interest is the fourth match which features up and comer Shinya Ishikawa and Yoshihito Sasaki versus Osaka Pro Wrestling's Black Buffalo and Tigers Mask.

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BJW's official international shop Big Japan Shop has updated its DVD inventory. Several additions have been made to the BJW DVDs section. Big Japan Pro Wrestling events, Japanese Joshi Puroresu Hardcore, Men's Teioh produced Men's Club, 2009 events, and previously unlisted DVDs from 2006-2009.
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BJW Craig Classic vs Abdullah The Butcher
On June 14, 2009 BJW's CRAIG CLASSIC took on hardcore demi-god and pro wrestling legend Abdullah The Butcher at a Rampage Pro Wrestling event. Craig began his career as a dojo young boy with Big Japan Pro Wrestling. He continues to grow in popularity as a wrestler in Japan, where he made Baseball Magazine Sha's Puroresu Shukan list of the top pro wrestlers, and in the US where he often takes on wrestlers who did time in the WWF WWE TNA ROH and other major organizations. Abdullah The Butcher used every dirty trick in the book in his attack on Craig. Hopefully video of this match will make its way onto the Internet before too long. The match was televised. Catch Craig Classic in action with BJW on official BJW DVDs available at BJW's international shop Big Japan Shop
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The July 12, 2009 Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan BJW Event is shaping up to be quite interesting. The main event features BJW Champion YUKO MIYAMOTO facing off against challenger MASASHI TAKEDA in a championship bout. This is no ordinary bout. It is being billed as a Construction Site Death Match and features high scaffolds. This will certainly be a difficult and dangerous challenge for both wrestlers.


At the June 15th press conference Yuko Miyamoto expressed that he wasn't happy about giving up two losses to Takeda in the Saikyo Tag League recently. He went on to say that deathmatch matches are his turf and he is going to handle Takeda's challenge full on. Conversely, Takeda said that he has only been wrestling death matches for less than year. Takeda didn't think he'd get a big chance so soon and promised to put on a great match and be victorious.

This event will also feature a ladder death match between Takashi Sasaki and Isami Kodaka. Death match legend mentioned that although Kodaka has gotten stronger psychologically and despite his doing well in the Saikyo Tag League, a single match is a totally different situation. Sasaki guarantees he will triumph and put a big hurt onto the smaller Kodaka, showing him just how scary a death match really is.

There will also be a six man tag death match between the team of Ryuji Ito, Shadow WX, and Kankuro Hoshino versus the team of Jun Kasai, "Kokutenshi" Jaki Numazawa, and Abdullah Kobayashi.

Other matches will be held but the complete card has yet to be determined.

Tickets are available at the usual Japanese ticket outlets. People who have difficulty using such outlets are advised to contact Big Japan Shop for assistance.
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