BASARA “VAJRA 27 WU” Results

January 20, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 27 WU”, 20/01/2017
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum
91 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT defeated MC.33 & Fuminori Abe when SAGAT pinned Abe with the Space SAGAT Torpedo 2 (6:47).
2. Wrestling Consultation Office That Can Be A Matrix: Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Gouma Ryu with a Referee Lariat from Yuya Okada (11:23).
3. Pro Wrestling BASARA 1st Anniversary Memorial Match: Ikuto Hidaka defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Shawn Capture (12:53).
4. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo defeated Takumi Tsukamoto & Daichi Kazato when FUMA pinned Kazato with the Heavy Metal Anthem (12:41).
5. Special Single Match: Ryuichi Sekine defeated Saburo Inematsu with the Ryusetsu (10:20).

Report to come soon.


Sakuraba And LEONA In DNA

January 17, 2017

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DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Stand By The Sky: Shunma Katsumata Vs Kotaro Suzuki
2. Running Without End: Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA

The new look DNA welcomes Kazushi Sakuraba and LEONA to its relaunch next month. The two will take on Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase. The four of them appeared at a press conference with Sakuraba wearing a white jiu-jitsu belt over his suit. Sakuraba explained he wore it to represent his first time in DNA because it is the first belt you earn in jiu-jitsu. Iwasaki is only focusing on Sakuraba and hopes to fight him one on one at some point. Watase is thrilled to fight the man he watched on TV back in elementary school. However he and LEONA had a war of words over whether or not LEONA is worthy of being in the match. Sakuraba admitted he hasn’t seen LEONA wrestle but he thinks they can work together as a team.

Kotaro Suzuki was impressed by what he saw at the last DNA show and said he would be happy to come back. Shunma Katsumata took him up on that offer. Katsumata wants DNA to fight as fierce as Suzuki does.


DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN SHIMIZU ~DRAMATIC DREAM TUNA~” Results

January 15, 2017

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DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN SHIMIZU ~DRAMATIC DREAM TUNA~”, 15/01/2017
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill
207 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai when Katsumata pinned Hirata with the Kasadora (10:54).
2. 3 Way Match: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Toru Owashi and Guanchulo when Takanashi pinned Guanchulo with the Coax (8:38).
3. One And Only! The Rare Gay Wrestler Danshoku Dino’s Long Awaited Return Match For The First Time In 11 Days!: Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase ended in a No Contest (11:27).
4. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when KUDO pinned Iwasaki with the Diving Double Knee Drop (13:32).
5. Shizuoka Specialty! Sharp, Sharp, Clear! Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Makoto Oishi with a Short Range Lariat (19:51).
6. Smile Squash Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano when Sasaki pinned HARASHIMA with the Vietnam Driver II (17:01).

The battles between HARASHIMA and Daisuke Sasaki keep on tilting back and forth. This time Sasaki ended the fight on top, pinning HARASHIMA in the main even 6-Man Tag. He countered a Crucifix into the NOW OR NEVER. Tetsuya Endo followed up with a Swan Dive 450 Splash then Sasaki got the pin with the Vietnam Driver II. After the match Sasaki again lied about wanting to fight fair with HARASHIMA. This time HARASHIMA knew Sasaki was going to kick him low so he caught it. Sasaki acted embarrassed and promised never to do something stupid like that ever again. He even had Endo come over and hold down his right leg so it wouldn’t kick out. This was all a distraction for Sasaki to kick HARASHIMA below the belt with his left leg.

Problems rose between Konosuke Takeshita and Makoto Oishi at the beginning of the show. Both of them wanted to do the opening speech and they proceeded to argue over who sold more T-shirts. Takeshita said that he’s been training non-stop at the gym because he wants to main event at Saitama Super Arena. Oishi replied that he’s been wrestling since before Takeshita was in elementary school and their match later will be the culmination of his 15 year career. They then both stopped dead in their tracks to warmly welcome everyone to the start of the show. After Takeshita beat Oishi in the semi-main event, he apologised for the mean things he said before. He said today they fought the kind of big match he expects to have in Saitama. He hopes when he goes on to win the KO-D Openweight Title there, Oishi’s friends and mother will be there to watch him. Then they can have a title match together for them.

Masahiro Takanashi wasn’t impressed with Team DNA. He thinks the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match will have the same result at today. Total victory for Shuten-dōji!

11 days away from the ring left Danshoku Dino feeling pretty excited to return. His perverted antics got so bad that his return match had to be called off. It was at the point where there was a giant pile on with Yukinori Matsui stuck in the middle when Matsui decided enough was enough.


Dark Side HARASHIMA? MIZUHO Graduates From Tokyo Joshi, BASARA Anniversary

January 14, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN SHIMIZU ~DRAMATIC DREAM TUNA~”, 15/01/2017
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill

1. Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Guanchulo
3. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Shizuoka Specialty! Sharp, Sharp, Clear! Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. One And Only! The Rare Gay Wrestler Danshoku Dino’s Long Awaited Return Match For The First Time In 11 Days!: Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase
6. Smile Squash Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

HARASHIMA showed a rare dark side the last time he was in the ring with Daisuke Sasaki. HARASHIMA choked out Sasaki with a Sleeper Hold but it was in retaliation for Sasaki blindsiding him at a previous show. Will Sasaki go for revenge knowing he could risk facing HARASHIMA’s wrath again afterwards?

BASARA “VAJRA 27 WU”, 20/01/2017
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Wrestling Consultation Office That Can Be A Matrix: Gouma Ryu Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs MC.33 & Fuminori Abe
3. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Daichi Kazato
4. Special Single Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Saburo Inematsu
5. Pro Wrestling BASARA 1st Anniversary Memorial Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ikuto Hidaka

The very first match in BASARA was Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ikuto Hidaka. Now one year later, just one day short of the debut show’s date, we get the rematch.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS FIGHT OUT #1”, 21/01/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. 3 Way Match: Mil Clown Vs Maho Kurone Vs Itoh Maki
2. Great Pitfalls That People Who Want To Get Married Fall Into This Year: Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko Vs Syoko Nakajima & Akane Miura
3. Yuu Vs Nodoka-oneesan
4. SIN Biishiki-gun Start!: Miyu Yamashita & Rika Tatsumi Vs Saki Akai & Martha

Saki Akai has created a new Biishiki-gun called SIN Biishiki-gun. The first added member is Martha, her maid. Martha kinda sorta looks like Masahiro Takanashi.

In unfortunate news, MIZUHO “graduated” from Tokyo Joshi Pro during the week. MIZUHO had been absent for most of 2016 when she suffered dizziness during intense training exercises. The source of this problem turned out to be a malfunctioning semicircular canal. She took time off to rest but her condition never recovered. After speaking to her doctor and the Tokyo Joshi staff she decided it was time to end her wrestling career and devote time to treating her condition. MIZUHO apologised to the Tokyo Joshi fans for leaving so suddenly.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I’M PROUD 2017”, 21/01/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Revenge Match: Chikara Vs Mars Spector
2. Ai Shimizu Ganbare☆Wrestling Third Trial – 2nd Round: Ai Shimizu Vs Hiroyo Matsumoto
3. Recovery And Memory Of K: Hi69 & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi
4. OVER THE TOP: Yumehito Imanari & Bambi Vs Yukihiro Abe & Mitomi Masayuki
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Kenso Ohka & Osamu Namiguchi

Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling is back to grab attention from normal Ganbare☆Wrestling.

DDT “DRAMATIC NERIMA THE FIGHTER 2017”, 12/02/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Akito

Yukio Sakaguchi wants revenge on Akito for making him submit last week.


BOYZ “NEW YEAR SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 13~” Results

January 13, 2017

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BOYZ “NEW YEAR SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 13~”, 12/01/2017
Shinjuku FACE
401 Fans – No Vacancy

1. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Yuki Ueno with the Jump On The Spot Shooting Star Press (3:02).
2. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Guanchulo & Yoshihiko defeated Kazuki Hirata & Shunma Katsumata when Guanchulo pinned Hirata with a School Boy (4:23).
3. BOYZ Tournament Rules: KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase when KUDO pinned Watase with the Diving Double Knee Drop (6:06).
4. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Yasu Urano by Countout (5:01).
5. BOYZ Vs GuyZ Vs DAMNATION: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Rekka & Daiki Shimomura and Antonio Honda & Ryuichi Sekine when Endo pinned Shimomura with the Torture Rack Bomb (10:59).
6. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Keisuke Ishii ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
7. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Mike Bailey & Akito defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi when Akito submitted Oishi with the Scorpion Lock (8:19).
8. BOYZ Tournament Rules: HARASHIMA defeated MAO with the Standing Somato (8:58).
9. Extended Sudden Death – BOYZ Tournament Rules: Makoto Oishi defeated HARASHIMA with a Cradle (1:03).

Team HARASHIMA: HARASHIMA, Konosuke Takeshita, Mike Bailey, Masahiro Takanashi, Akito, Soma Takao, Kazuki Hirata, Shunma Katsumata, Mizuki Watase and Yuki Ueno

Team Oishi: Makoto Oishi, KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Yasu Urano, Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki, MAO, Guanchulo, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yoshihiko

Today’s show was built around a team challenge with HARASHIMA and Makoto Oishi as captains. According to Johnny Etajima, there has been a long standing conflict between the two wrestlers in BOYZ. Special rules were put in place for the tournament matches such as two count pinfalls for needed to win and 5 counts outside the ring being enough to DQ wrestlers. In the opening introductions everyone wore football uniforms. HARASHIMA said his team was going to win because he has so many friends.

Team Oishi took the lead by winning the first three matches. Team HARASHIMA won Match #4 but was still down by two when intermission hit and half time was called. HARASHIMA still had faith in his friends to win the remaining matches. Oishi blamed Yasu Urano for giving their team their only loss up to this point. Urano was counted out when Masahiro Takanashi threw a football at him as he tried to re-enter the ring. A time limit draw between Konosuke Takeshita and Keisuke Ishii then meant that Team HARASHIMA could no longer score enough points to win the challenge. All they could do now was score enough points to reach a tie. Akito sent the team off on the right track by submitting Oishi in the penultimate match. Then in the main event Oishi instructed MAO run away from HARASHIMA until the time ran out because a draw is enough to give them total victory. Unfortunately HARASHIMA pinned MAO with the Somato, ending the challenge in a draw.

Etajima announced that a winner would be decided by sudden death overtime. Each team would send forth one wrestler and the first to get a one count pinfall would win the entire challenge. HARASHIMA picked himself while Oishi lined up his team’s strongest wrestlers on the apron. However he spent so much time in the ring that Etajima thought Oishi was nominating himself. The bell rang and HARASHIMA did move after move trying to pin Oishi with no success. Oishi got the pinfall out of nowhere when he countered the Double Knee Gutbuster into a Cradle. Oishi celebrated by singing with the rest of NωA while his other teammates celebrated.


BOYZ Competition, Dino Returns, Sweet Dreams and Judgement 2017 Cards

January 10, 2017

BOYZ “NEW YEAR SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 13~”, 12/01/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Yuki Ueno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Kazuki Hirata & Shunma Katsumata Vs Guanchulo & Yoshihiko
3. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase Vs KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki
4. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano
5. BOYZ Vs GuyZ Vs DAMNATION: Rekka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Antonio Honda & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
6. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Keisuke Ishii
7. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Mike Bailey & Akito Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi
8. BOYZ Tournament Rules: HARASHIMA Vs MAO

Team HARASHIMA: HARASHIMA, Konosuke Takeshita, Mike Bailey, Masahiro Takanashi, Akito, Soma Takao, Kazuki Hirata, Shunma Katsumata, Mizuki Watase and Yuki Ueno

Team Oishi: Makoto Oishi, KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Yasu Urano, Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki, MAO, Guanchulo, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yoshihiko

A special team challenge series was put together by BOYZ president Johnny Etajima. HARASHIMA and Makoto Oishi are the team captains. Each match in the challenge has a 10 minute time limit, a 2 count for rope breaks and a 5 count for being outside the ring. The 3 Way Tag Match is not part of this challenge so it will be held under the usual rules.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN SHIMIZU ~DRAMATIC DREAM TUNA~”, 15/01/2017
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill

1. Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Guanchulo
3. One And Only! The Rare Gay Wrestler Danshoku Dino’s Long Awaited Return Match For The First Time In 11 Days!: Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase
4. Shizuoka Specialty! Sharp, Sharp, Clear! Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Smile Squash Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

A back injury forced Danshoku Dino to miss this past weekend’s shows. As the title of his match suggests he is eager to return to the ring.

BASARA “VAJRA 27 WU”, 20/01/2017
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Special Single Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Saburo Inematsu

Saburo Inematsu from K-DOJO makes his BASARA debut.

DDT “BEST WESTERN LARIAT SERIES 2017 SEASON OPENER”, 22/01/2017
Tokyo Best Western Rembrandt Hotel Tokyo Machida

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) Vs Rekka
1. Saki Akai & Guanchulo Vs Danshoku Dino & Gota Ihashi
2. Lunch Time Concert To Enjoy Singing And Dancing In Machida: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Keisuke Ishii & Hoshitango Vs Yasu Urano & Soma Takao
4. Charismatic Electric Shock Combination Of The Death Match And The Emperor In The Wrestling World!: Yoshihiro Takayama & Jun Kasai Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
5. Smile Squash Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way 6-Man Tag Team Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase

Shuten-dōji will battle both Happy Motels and Team DNA in their next KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match.

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2017”, 29/01/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda, Guanchulo, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
3. Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
4. DDT UNIVERSE Special Tag Match Suitable For Live Broadcasting: Yoshihiro Takayama & Dick Togo Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
5. AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Yasu Urano
6. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Decision Tournament – Final: Konosuke Takeshita Vs KUDO
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

The first Korakuen Hall show of the DDT UNIVERSE launch will determine the main event of “JUDGEMENT 2017” in Saitama Super Arena this March. Bad blood is growing between HARASHIMA and Daisuke Sasaki over the KO-D Openweight Title. Meanwhile Konosuke Takeshita and KUDO won their playoff matches to reach the final but only one will get the KO-D Title shot at DDT’s 20th Anniversary.

Yasu Urano spent the last week acting coy about wanting to challenge for the AJPW Jr. Title. He’s now getting what he wants and that’s a title match against Keisuke Ishii. Urano promises to wrestle clean but Ishii doesn’t believe him.

Yeah, DDT thinks getting Dino out there for the match promoting DDT UNIVERSE is the best idea. I mean at this point if you’re subscribing to it you have to know what to expect.

DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017”, 04/02/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Ultra Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Danshoku Dino
2. DDT Extreme Title: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Mad Paulie

Dino’s schedule gets even busier with a singles match against Yoshihiro Takayama. Maybe this bout will inspire him on his search for his perfect (and affordable) “JUDGEMENT 2017” opponent.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED WITH NERIMA!”, 12/03/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Reika Saiki

With a successful title defence on her one year anniversary, Yuu is now looking ahead at her next challenge. Reika Saiki stepped up to become the No. 1 Contender.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2017 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE”, 20/03/2017
Saitama Super Arena

1. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2017: Saki Akai, Meiko Satomura & Syoko Nakajima Vs Aja Kong, Cherry & Miyu Yamashita
2. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Danshoku Dino’s Chosen Opponent
3. Kou Shibusawa 35th Anniversary “Nobunaga’s Ambition ~Our Warring States~” Sengoku Warlords Match: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sanshiro Takagi), Shingen Takeda (Keiji Muto) & Yukimura Sanada (Isami Kodaka) Vs Katsuie Shibata (Daisuke Sekimoto), Kenshin Uesugi (Jun Akiyama) & Nobunaga Oda (Kota Ibushi)
4. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs X

Kou Shibusawa is the CEO of Koei and creator of all of the company’s games based on the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history, ie Dynasty Warriors and Romance Of The Three Kingdoms. If a video game features the Yellow Turban Rebellion then chances are his name is attached to it.

Yoshihiro Takayama, Dick Togo and Shungo Oyama will be on the show.


DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN OYODO ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENROKU~” Results

January 9, 2017

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DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN OYODO ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENROKU~”, 09/01/2017
Osaka Oyodo Community Center
322 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Candice LeRae defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when LeRae pinned Hirata with the Balls Plex (9:12).
2. Antonio Honda & Yuni defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Guanchulo when Honda pinned Guanchulo with the Diving Fist Drop (9:18).
3. Yasu Urano & Soma Takao defeated Keisuke Ishii & Rekka when Urano pinned Rekka with a Figure Four Jackknife (9:47).
4. 3 Way Match: KUDO defeated Tetsuya Endo and Shunma Katsumata when KUDO pinned Katsumata with the Diving Double Knee Drop (8:46).
5. 26cm Height Difference! New Year Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Makoto Oishi with the Knee Lift (9:26).
6. Oyodo Specialty! I Came Here To Osaka Many Times To Know Its Dialect Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Akito defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie by Referee Stoppage when HARASHIMA choked out Sasaki with a Modified Sleeper (16:25).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey (c) when Funaki pinned Bailey with the Hybrid Blaster (14:43).
*Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey fail in V2. Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi become the 59th KO-D Tag Team Champions.

Looks like Masakatsu Funaki will be sticking around for a while because he is now a KO-D Tag Team Champion! Funaki drilled Mike Bailey’s head into the canvas with the Hybrid Blaster to cause the title change. Yukio Sakaguchi’s victory speech was cut off when HARASHIMA & Akito entered the ring. Akito reminded Sakaguchi that he beat him by submission yesterday. He asked how humiliating must it have been? Sakaguchi tried to brush his comments off but Akito then said that there’s no way the pain he caused to Sakaguchi’s legs have already gone away. Sakaguchi said that liquor is his medicine. He then wanted to know if Akito was here to challenge him. Well there’s no need as Sakaguchi nominated him and HARASHIMA as the No. 1 Contenders anyway. When Smile Squash were sent away, Funaki told a story about meeting Sakaguchi’s father Seiji Sakaguchi at a New Japan training camp when he was around 16 years old. He did not think he would be winning championships with Seiji’s son 32 years later.

HARASHIMA got a measure of revenge on Daisuke Sasaki for yesterday’s sneak attack. After he hit Sasaki with the Somato, HARASHIMA then applied a Sleeper Hold and choked out Sasaki to win. When Sasaki was revived backstage he asked if Candice LeRae saw what happened. Apparently she did. Sasaki then swore he will kill HARASHIMA!

At the start of the show Makoto Oishi had to be encouraged by Amon Tsurumi to have his match with Yoshihiro Takayama. Oishi was intimidated by the massive size difference and the result was never in doubt. Oishi was fighting back the tears as he thanked Takayama for the match backstage afterwards. Takayama tried to cheer him up by saying he showed No Fear.

Yasu Urano will get his AJPW Jr. Title match against Keisuke Ishii on 29th January. He was in such a good mood over this and his win today that he was full of praise for Ishii in his post-match promo. Urano said he would not mind if he had to wait for the title shot but the All Japan office gave their blessing for it to happen on the 29th. Urano promises a fair fight but Ishii doesn’t believe him.

Antonio Honda doesn’t feel bad about his age when he teams with Yuni. Honda’s 39 years old and Yuni is only 8. That makes their average age 23. Honda is now thinking up a team name for themselves.

There was a little bit of tension between Kazuki Hirara and Candice LeRae. Candice complained about Hirata’s dance entrance. However she was happy to dance herself once she put on the Hirata GO! glasses. During the dance Kazusada Higuchi Headbutted Hirata in time with the music. Candice then pinned Hirata with the Balls Plex.

Danshoku Dino Vs Yoshihiro Takayama was booked for Osaka Edion Arena #2 on 4th February.