Founded in 2005 by Gunso (who has appeared in various pro-wrestling companies in Japan, such as DDT, DG, AJPW, Ice Ribbon, ZERO1, BJW, and many others), DOVE Pro is a very unique independent promotion. With its slogan being “From the backyard to the grave”, which may a testament to Gunso’s passion for wrestling, DOVE Pro is a hardcore-style promotion that features club and hip-hop music as background music for its matches. DOVE Pro is based in Hiroshima, but also has events in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Kobe.
Along with Gunso, the notable talents who are at DOVE Pro events frequently include:
“brother” YASSHI (former AJPW star and current DOVE Pro Tag Team Champion) Naoki Tanizaki (former DG star) Kabuki Kid (has appeared in DDT, BJW, CZW, and CHIKARA) Shoichi Uchida (has appeared in NJPW, DDT, DG, AJPW, ZERO1, BJW, and CZW) Kenshin Chikano (has appeared in DDT, DG, ZERO1, and WAVE) Rey Paloma (has appeared in Michinoku Pro, DDT, AJPW, Ice Ribbon, ZERO1, BJW, and WAVE) Mataro Aoki (has appeared in DDT, Ice Ribbon, and WAVE) Kohei Kinoshita (DOVE Pro Heavyweight Champion, and has appeared in DDT, Ice Ribbon, and WAVE)
DOVE Pro’s next event will be this Saturday, July 30 at RINGSOUL in Kobe. with a 9:30pm start time. The card will be as follows:
“brother” YASSHI (DOVE Pro Tag Team Champion) Kohei Kinoshita (DOVE Pro Heavyweight Champion) vs. Gunso (former DOVE Pro Tag Team Champion and former DOVE Pro Tag Team Champion) Kabuki Kid (former DOVE Pro Tag Team Champion)
Yusaku Ito (as seen in DDT, Ice Ribbon, BJW, and WAVE) vs. Mataro Aoki (as seen in DDT, Ice Ribbon, and WAVE)
Oji Shiiba (as seen in Michinoku Pro, DG, and AJPW) vs. Naoki Tanizaki (former Open The Brave Gate Champion and former DOVE Pro Heavyweight Champion)
For those of you who will be in Japan on July 30 and can attend this event at RINGSOUL, you can contact DOVE Pro via firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket information.