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1. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Shiori Asahi defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino by Ring Out (7:12).
2. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Isami Kodaka defeated Brahman Kei (w/ Brahman Shu) with a School Boy (3:54).
3. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Kengo Mashimo defeated FUMA with the Mudo (8:30).
4. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Yasu Urano Vs Daisuke Sekimoto ended in a Draw by Double Ring Out (7:02).
4a. Rematch: Daisuke Sekimoto defeated Yasu Urano with a Scorpion Deathlock (0:48).
5. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Riho defeated Shiori Asahi by Ring Out (4:52).
6. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Isami Kodaka defeated Manami Toyota by Ring Out (5:09).
-. Reserve Match: FUMA defeated Yasu Urano by Ring Out (4:21).
7. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: FUMA defeated Riho by Ring Out (7:01).
8. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka defeated Daisuke Sekimoto by Ring Out (10:30).
9. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT defeated Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto when SAGAT pinned Nakatsu with the Goregrind (11:41).
10. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Final: Isami Kodaka defeated FUMA with the Isamuashi Zan (12:34).

The second Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament featured a brand new BASARA ring canvas. Round 1 began with no ropes attached so ring outs could happen easily. Tatsuhiko Yoshino found this out the hard way when he tried to pin Shiori Asahi with a Jackknife but a kickout was strong enough to push him out of the ring. Both of them really wanted to win the match so they could fight Riho in Round 2. Yoshino was upset at the loss but Asahi whispered something into his ear that made him cheer up.

The Brahman Brothers didn’t care about the new ring canvas so they poured water all over it during their entrance. Isami Kodaka came out dressed as Goku from Dragon Ball, monkey tail included. Kodaka was only meant to fight Brahman Kei but Brahman Shu got involved whenever he could. The numbers game actually turned out to give Kodaka the advantage as the two Brahmans kept hitting each other with their foreign objects by accident. Kodaka was then able to roll up Kei to win. Things went bad after the match when the Brahmans attacked Kodaka and dripped green goo into his mouth. Kodaka went motionless and was carried to the back by the Brahmans.

FUMA ditched his usual heavy metal face mask and instead wore Turisas inspired war paint for the tournament. Kengo Mashimo wasn’t in the mood for FUMA’s antics and got him to fight seriously. Mashimo ended up catching FUMA’s arm and switched from a Cross Armbreaker to the Mudo to force FUMA to submit. Unfortunately Mashimo picked up an injury during the match and was unable to continue in the tournament.

The final first round match pitted Yasu Urano against Daisuke Sekimoto. Urano pulled and pushed the referee around so he could use dirty moves on Sekimoto. It also prevented the ref from seeing Urano tap out at one point. A pinning cradle sent both wrestlers rolling out of the ring. The referee couldn’t tell who hit the ground first so the match had to be restarted. Urano again threw the ref into Sekimoto and rolled him into a pin but Sekimoto kicked out. He then put Urano in a Sharpshooter and made him submit. This time the ref saw it.

In Round 2 Shiori Asahi got what he wanted, a match against Riho. However Tatsuhiko Yoshino came out to the ring with him with a big smile on his face. Yoshino said he too was going to fight Riho! Both of them offered to shake Riho’s hand but she refused. Asahi tried to throw Riho out of the ring but she kept fighting to stay in. She even grabbed Asahi’s hair and pulled some of it off his head, making him angry. Riho bit Asahi’s hand in defence and Dropkicked him out of the ring and onto Yoshino to advance to the semi finals.

The legendary joshi Manami Toyota was Kodaka’s 2nd round opponent. However Kodaka was under the Brahman Brothers’s spell and joined in with their water throwing antics around ringside. Toyota was angry at Kodaka’s actions and wasted no time attacking him. Kodaka didn’t know what was going on and yelled “I’m scared! I’m scared” until the Brahmans came to rescue him. Toyota fought them off and pulled Kodaka over by the tail so she could do the Ocean Cyclone Suplex. Kodaka avoided the move and threw a bucked of water at Toyota, making her slip out of the ring. When the match was over Kodaka began shivering and he threw up the green goo the Brahmans fed him earlier. Seeing him return to normal, the Brahmans ran off to come up with another plan to invade BASARA.

Due to Mashimo’s injury removing him from the tournament, FUMA and Urano were given a second chance by competing in a reserve match. In an upset, FUMA defeated the winner of the first tournament after trying to turn him into a metalhead. When that didn’t work he knocked him out of the ring.

FUMA left the ring but had to come back out for his semi final bout against Riho. The ropes were attached to the ring but the ring out rule was still active. When Riho wouldn’t copy his Metal hand sign he called her a bad kid and tried to force her to make the sign. Riho went for a high risk move but FUMA easily caught her and dropped her out of the ring to win.

Now that Kodaka was back to normal he could now focus clearly on Sekimoto. After a big back and forth battle both of them wound up fighting on the apron. Kodaka succeeded in knocking Sekimoto to the floor with the Zeyyari, clearing his road to the final.

A non-tournament match gave the finalists time to breathe. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT put their little squabbles aside to take on Cavalry. SAGAT finally broke his current funk by hitting the Goregrind on Ryota Nakatsu. The victory gives SAGAT, Hiroshi and Tsukamoto some momentum going into the IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT.

So the final was set. Isami Kodaka made it to the final two in the first tournament but couldn’t win it. FUMA was eliminated in the first round but he was given a second chance. With the ring out rule discarded it was now a regular wrestling match to determine who was better. Kodaka summoned his inner strength and threw a Kamehameha on route to a triumphant tournament victory! Kodaka mentioned the tough competition that fought today from Mashimo to Sekimoto. He thinks he will get his chance to fight Mashimo again someday. He shook hands with the wrestlers who stayed behind and even gave FUMA the heavy metal hand sign.


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