Osaka Octopus Tomorrow, BASARA Prepares For Christmas

DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2016 ~IT’S NANIWABUSHI WRESTLING~”, 04/12/2016
Osaka Edion Arena #1

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c), Mizuki Watase & Rekka Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Guanchulo & Daiki Shimomura
1. Naomi Yoshimura Debut Match: Keisuke Ishii, Akito & Yuki Ueno Vs KUDO, Soma Takao & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Naniwa Woman Saga: Saki Akai & Lady Beard Vs Aja Kong & LiLiCo
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro Vs Dai Suzuki Vs Shoichi Uchida Vs Kenshin Chikano Vs Yoshihiko
4. Elementary School 3rd Grader – Yuni Debut Match: Shigehiro Irie, Yasu Urano & Yuni Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Special Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi
6. DDT Launch Pre-20th Anniversary Commemoration TLC (Takoyaki, Ladder & Chair) Special 6-Man Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi Vs Dick Togo, Antonio Honda & Takashi Sasaki
7. DDT Extreme Title – Doyama Hardcore Match: Danshoku Dino (c) Vs Jun Kasai
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey
9. KO-D Openweight Title: Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs HARASHIMA

DDT would like to remind its fans that even though there are a lot of foreign wrestlers in Osaka this weekend, none of them are the Steiner Brothers. So don’t come to this show expecting to see the Steiner Brothers. This cannot be stressed enough, it’s a regular problem at these big shows.

There’s been a trend among the recent Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champions. Whoever holds the belt becomes so paranoid that they cannot get a good night’s sleep. They end up going about their daily business fighting to stay awake which only leaves them more vulnerable to ambushes. What’s worse is some of the wrestlers have become so obsessed over winning the title that they too are sleep deprived and have been approaching the champion in a zombie-like manner. Masahiro Takanashi is the current champion at the time of writing when he put Toru Owashi in a Sleeper Hold on an overnight bus journey to Osaka. However that means Takanashi is currently stuck in a bus with many of his challengers so don’t be surprised if there are more title changes before the show takes place.

BASARA “VAJRA 23 WU”, 09/12/2016
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Fuminori Abe
2. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu
3. SAGAT Vs Koji Iwamoto
4. FUMA & Madoka Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Masamune
5. Union MAX Title Preview 2nd Match?: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs MC.33

One more person stands in the way of Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi before BASARA’s Christmas Day show. It’s not Isami Kodaka because he’s busy. Instead it’s masked wrestler MC.33 who only shows up whenever Kodaka isn’t around.

DDT “DNA 28”, 17/12/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura
2. Farewell To The Strongest Enemy Of His Lifetime!! Farewell! My Beloved Brother!!: Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Dai Suzuki & Tigger Bedscene
3. Mizuki Watase Vs Atsushi Maruyama
4. Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Sato
5. Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu

Tigger Bedscene hasn’t been booked often in any of the DDT spin-offs this year. By the sounds of it this will be his last match in DNA. At least he gets to team with his brother Dai Suzuki.

BASARA “VAJRA 25 ~SHIPPUJINRAI~”, 25/12/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino Vs Suspect X
2. Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Daichi Kazato & Koji Iwamoto
3. What Is METAL? ~What Is A Real Metal Wrestler?~: FUMA, Madoka & Yusuke Kubo Vs Jun Kasai, MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba
4. Special Single Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi
5. Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Abdullah Kobayashi, Masaya Takahashi & Takayuki Ueki (c) Vs Koji Kanemoto, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
6. SAGAT’s First Great Match In The First Half!: SAGAT Vs Jun Akiyama
7. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi

BASARA has hosted a bunch of legal trials for Gouma Ryu the last couple of months. These trials which resemble wrestling matches feature Ryu as the defence attorney, Atsushi Maruyama as the prosecutor and an indy wrestler accused of committing a crime. Recently Kyohei Wada has gotten involved as the judge. The people involved have had so much fun doing these trials that they want to do the best one yet in Korakuen Hall.

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