March 25, 2017
DDT “AFTER THE SSA & ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~STARTING OVER IN YOKOHAMA~”, 25/03/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall
310 Fans – Super No Vacancy
1. Lucha Libre Rules: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki when Hirata pinned Nobuhiro Shimatani with the One Shot Miracle Cradle (10:16).
2. Yasu Urano defeated Mad Paulie by Disqualification when Paulie attacked the referee (4:53).
3. Soma Takao defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Gin And Tonic (9:48).
4. HARASHIMA & Akito defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Guanchulo when Akito pinned Guanchulo with the Hanamasa (11:25).
5. Shuten-dōji Vs New No Fear: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino defeated KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi when Dino pinned Sakaguchi with the Gaydo Clutch (10:18).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – New ωrestling Aidoru Vs New Wrestling America: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) defeated Shigehiro Irie, Mike Bailey & Joey Ryan when Oishi pinned Ryan with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (10:22).
*V1 for NωA.
7. Road To KO-D! Yokohama Family Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda when Endo pinned Honda with the Sky Twister Press (18:34).
There was a lot of surprising announcements coming out of the show. First and foremost is the end of Happy Motels! After losing to DAMNATION in the main event, Konosuke Takeshita and Antonio Honda were then attacked by Mad Paulie who is now sporting red facepaint. When DAMNATION left, Honda took the microphone and sadly asked if now was the time to disband Happy Motels. It was an idea he’s been thinking about since “JUDGEMENT 2017”. When Honda saw Takeshita use the Bionic Elbow en route to winning the KO-D Openweight Title, Honda felt something he had never experienced before and cried from the bottom of his heart. He thinks now that Takeshita is the champion it is time for both of them to move on. Takeshita doesn’t want the group to split but Honda convinced him it’s the right choice. Takeshita accepted it but asked that they bring in Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi for the group’s final match on 1st April.
New Wrestling America came out to “It’s A Small World” for their KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match. They then sat in the audience to watch NωA perform their entrance. A missed Super Kick from Joey Ryan hit Shigehiro Irie by accident and Makoto Oishi rolled Ryan over with the Tornado Clutch for the victory. NωA celebrated with an announcement that they will debut a new song on 29th April.
Yukio Sakaguchi had Danshoku Dino beaten with a High Kick but the referee was unconscious thanks to an earlier Lip Lock from Dino. With the ref down, Yoshihiro Takayama attacked Sakaguchi and helped Dino pin Sakaguchi with the Gaydo Clutch when the ref recovered. Sakaguchi was furious with the result.
Akito dropped a bombshell after Smile Squash won their matches for the day. Akito is leaving the group! He apologised for the sudden decision and Akito stressed that there was nothing negative happening in the unit that caused him to make this decision. He is leaving because he felt he was too comfortable in his current position and that sense of security is affecting his wrestling. He would rather take the risk and shake things up if it means he can get better. Yasu Urano was shocked by the news but left it up to the other members to decide. HARASHIMA respected Akito’s reasoning and allowed him to leave. Urano didn’t like the answer but Soma Takao agreed with them. Takao pointed out that when Team Drift broke up he was worried about his future but he used that fear as motivation and it led him to winning the AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Title. And with that, Akito left Smile Squash.
During the week Daisuke Sasaki asked any potential challengers for the DDT Extreme Title to send him a postcard explaining why they deserve a title match. He received five postcards, some sent in by civilians, but he rejected all of them. Amon Tsurumi then approached Sasaki with another postcard that was sent to the address of DDT’s old office. It was sent in by a Mr. Shigeki Sato from Odate. The crowd cheered because they knew who that was. It’s Dick Togo! Sasaki accepted Togo’s challenge and will defend the belt at DAMNATION’s self produced show in Shinjuku on 14th April.
March 25, 2017
TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN YOKOHAMA!”, 25/03/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall
270 Fans – Super No Vacancy
1. Yuna Manase defeated Maho Kurone with the Kakato Drop (6:15).
2. Mil Clown & Nodoka-oneesan defeated Reika Saiki & Maki Itoh when Clown pinned Itoh with the Mil Clutch α (10:14).
3. Yuu & Syoko Nakajima defeated Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko when Yuu submitted Takigawa with the Katahajime (11:09).
4. Red Roses In Paris Vs White Dragon! Special Single Match: Saki-nami (w/ Martha) defeated Rika Tatsumi with the Foot Choke (10:16).
5. Akane Miura Graduation Match: Miyu Yamashita defeated Akane Miura with the Crash Rabbit Heat (10:49).
Akane Miura has now graduated from Tokyo Joshi Pro. In her final match, Miura caught Miyu Yamashita’s Crash Rabbit Heat but a Buzzsaw Kick set her up for a second Crash Rabbit Heat for the three count. Yamashita was sorry that they cannot wrestle like this again from now on. She thought they were really good at fighting each other until the very end. Some old friends and rivals came by for the graduation ceremony including Saki Akamiya and KANNA. Miura said in her speech that she felt extremely sad when the match ended but she was happy to fight Yamashita one more time. When she first came to Tokyo Joshi she was blessed with good seniors and a good environment to look after her. She looks forward to seeing how the promotion will grow without her.
Once again Martha’s interference helped Saki-nami escape with a win over Rika Tatsumi. Saki-nami was almost put to sleep by the Dragon Sleeper but Martha used her mop to distract Daisuke Kiso. Tatsumi let go of the hold to attack Martha and almost pinned Saki with the Dragon Twist Of Fate. But Saki quickly caught Tatsumi in a Triangle Choke and then turned it into the Foot Choke to make Tatsumi give up. Tatsumi complained about Martha’s interference but Saki acted like she was on her own the entire time. Tatsumi figured out if Saki has someone on her side, then she should have a friend nearby too. Saki asked who was friends with Tatsumi? She was interrupted by Maho Kurone’s manic laughter. The zombie has Tatsumi’s back. Together Tatsumi and Kurone are the Dragon Bombers and they will beat SIN Biishiki-gun!
Yuu beat Azusa Takigawa in their preview bout before the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Match next month. Yuu caught Takigawa’s Diving Cross Body and turned it into the Katahajime for the submission victory. Takigawa said that she lost again and doesn’t know what it is like to win. But she believes she can beat Yuu then said how cool it would be for her first victory to also be her first championship.
The newest addition to Tokyo Joshi was introduced during the show. Mizuki is from Kobe and she has been wrestling for almost 5 years. Her debut match will take place on 8th April against Itoh Maki.
Itoh Maki brought 500 tickets for LinQ’s next concert in Nakano Sun Plaza to sell to the fans in attendance. She threatened to quit her idol job if she didn’t sell all of them.
Marika Kobashi announced she will return to wrestling in August. She had taken time off from Tokyo Joshi to focus on her education.
March 23, 2017
TAVERN WRESTLING “ALCOHOL MANIA 2017”, 23/03/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
300 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
1. Best Stretchman V3 Debut Match: Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Kazuhiro Tamura & Hiroshi Kondo when Stretchman pinned Kondo with the Best Stretch Bomber (6:02).
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuu & Miyu Yamashita defeated Akane Miura & Maho Kurone when Yamashita pinned Kurone with the Attitude Adjustment (10:04).
3. Obi-chan Close Call ~Final Chapter~ 5 Way Match: Joey Ryan defeated Sayaka Obihiro, Cherry, Yusuke Kubo and Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Ryan pinned Cherry with the Super Kick (9:10).
4. Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & SAGAT when Nakatsu submitted Hiroshi with the Cross Armbreaker (9:20).
5. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi defeated FUMA (c) with the Perfect Five (13:53).
*FUMA fails in V2. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi becomes the 8th Union MAX Champion!
6. DDT Foods Strongest Store Decision Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Match: Isami Kodaka & Akito defeated KUDO & Gota Ihashi and Soma Takao & Makoto Oishi when Kodaka pinned Ihashi with the Diving Double Knee Drop from the south stage (11:58).
Today’s show was the last call for Tavern Wrestling before BASARA takes over the format for their own events in Shin-Kiba 1st RING later this year. The ring announcer Rikiya Shindo kicked off the show by asking if everybody was already drunk, then he held a toast for the final Tavern Wrestling show.
A wild 3 Way Tag Match fought under Falls Count Anywhere Rules main evented the show. Isami Kodaka took a page out of his recent team mate Keiji Muto’s playbook and hit a Shining Wizard to Gota Ihashi. Meanwhile KUDO laid out Makoto Oishi, Soma Takao and Akito on separate rows of the southern bleachers. Kodaka knocked KUDO off and stepped on each of the wrestlers as he climbed up to the top. From there he jumped over all of them to hit the Diving Double Knee Drop on Ihashi for the victory. Kodaka promised after the match that the BASARA shows under this format will be even more crazy.
The Union MAX Title now belongs to the Trans-Am group! FUMA’s title reign was cut down thanks to Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi. The challenger did well to block and avoid the Jawbreaker kick throughout the closing minutes. His Lariats were the difference maker and FUMA was too dazed by them to do anything. That made it easy for Ryuichi to pick him up and drop him down with the Perfect Five. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi declared that “The Champ Is Here!” as the crowd chanted “USA!” But Ryuichi Sekine then appeared to challenge the new champion. Ryuichi is strong but Nakatsu thinks he is stronger. He was only a trainee when Union Pro closed down but he strongly wants to win the title. Ryuichi called Nakatsu a young boy and accepted the challenge. Nakatsu picked the date and location, Korakuen Hall on 29th April!
Alliances were quickly formed and broken during the 5 Way Match. Wrestlers kept pairing up with each other to double team the opposition then a betrayal would happen so someone could pick a “new friend” to help them. In an awkward moment Joey Ryan ended up grabbing Sayaka Obihiro’s chest then commented on how flat she is. Obihiro froze with shock and was out of it for the rest of the match. Ryan later pinned Cherry while Yusuke Kubo tried to comfort Obihiro outside the ring.
Daichi Kazato is now the Best Stretchman V3. He wrestled in a loud orange and blue superhero bodysuit and used a lot of stretching submission moves on his opponents. With a triumphant debut, Stretchman is now looking forward to creating a stir in BASARA and protecting the world from evil.
March 14, 2017
DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.31 ~LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT~”, 14/03/2017
315 Fans – No Vacancy
1. Gran MilliMeters Team Leader Decision Battle: Daiki Shimomura defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Running Elbow Smash (6:17).
2. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 1st Battle: Kohei Sato defeated Dai Suzuki with a Running Elbow Bat (2:48).
3. Road To The Best Tag Manager In 2017 ~ One Nominated Bout Without Permission: Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato defeated Guanchulo & Rekka when Sato submitted Guanchulo with the Cross Armbreaker (16:12).
4. Our DNA ~ Six Men Full Of Grudges: Akebono, Shogun Okamoto & LEONA defeated Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Akebono pinned Ueno with an Elbow Drop (9:27).
5. PREMIUM GIG TOP OF THE NEXT: Kouki Iwasaki defeated MAO with a Verical Drop Brainbuster (9:53).
6. “THE RIVALS” Each Stand By Me: Shunma Katsumata & Kotaro Suzuki defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey when Katsumata pinned Higuchi with the Kasadora (16:32).
Shunma Katsumata got the surprise pin on Kazusada Higuchi, beating the big man for the first time in his career. Katsumata thanked Kotaro Suzuki for giving him the power in their singles match at “DNA EP.30” to beat Higuchi. He wants to make DNA more exciting by collaborating with Suzuki more in the future. But Higuchi is still in the way. Earlier in the show it was announced that Mike Bailey will main event the DNA Korakuen Hall show on 10th May. Higuchi wants to be Bailey’s opponent so he can avenge his defeat to from last year’s DNA Grand Prix final. Katsumata wants that spot too so he challenged Higuchi to a match on 21st April. The winner will face Bailey at Korakuen.
Kouki Iwasaki got the victory over MAO by rolling out of the way of the Cannonball 450. MAO kicked out of a Soccer Kick but the Vertical Drop Brainbuster afterwards had him beat. Iwasaki said afterwards that he will fight any big names that come to DNA. Suddenly Kazushi Sakuraba appeared. He said he likes to tease people and bully the younger wrestlers in the ring so he’s coming back to DNA on 21st April to bully Iwasaki again. The Gracie Hunter is now the DNA Hunter! He is also bringing somebody to team up with, Kendo Kashin! After the announcement a mystery man in a lion mask ran into the ring and sprayed Iwasaki in the eyes with the cold spray. He then saluted to Sakuraba and ran out of the ring.
Mizuki Watase and LEONA were at each other’s throats for most of the 6-Man Tag. They brawled up to the stage while Akebono took care of Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Ueno inside the ring.
The YOUNG DONUTS were picked apart by Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato. Guanchulo is happy just to be teaming with Rekka and show off YOUNG DONUTS to the world. In the backstage interview Sato pointed at the DNA logo. He doesn’t know what the D, N, A or GIG stand for but FIGHTING is at the beginning and that means everything to him. Don’t you forget it!
The first match in Dai Suzuki’s 7 bout series ended in failure. Kohei Sato was too scary for Suzuki to stand up to and he was clobbered in under 3 minutes. It’s only going to get worse because opponent #2 is Masato Tanaka!
The match to determine the team leader of Gran MilliMeters ended a bit rougher than intended. Nobuhiro Shimatani suffered a bloody nose after being hit with a Running Elbow Smash from Daiki Shimomura.
March 13, 2017
BASARA “VAJRA 31 ~NERIMA WHITE SNAKE~”, 12/03/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall
1. Hagane defeated Daichi Kazato with the Ryanhei (8:23).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Fuminori Abe defeated Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama when Abe pinned both Ryu and Maruyama with the Rokudenashi Kick (12:07).
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Double ★ Trans-Am: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Shinya defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when Hiroshi pinned Kubo with the Perfect Plex (11:28).
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Gunso & Kabuki Kid defeated Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT when Gunso pinned SAGAT with the Diving Guillotine Drop With A Ladder (13:37).
5. Special Tag Match: Dick Togo & Ikuto Hidaka defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Togo pinned Nakatsu with the Diving Senton (18:18).
6. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka defeated Minoru Tanaka with the European Clutch (15:46).
Both Isami Kodaka and Minoru Tanaka were pleased with their match. Kodaka said he looks up to Tanaka and is looking forward to more matches with him because today wasn’t enough.
Dick Togo laughed when Ryuichi Sekine demanded a rematch so they could fight over and over and over. Meanwhile Ryota Nakatsu was holding his stomach still feeling the effects of the Diving Senton.
Gunso and his up-tempo music continues to rack up wins in BASARA. He beat up SAGAT with a chair, placed a ladder over him and then hit the Diving Guillotine Drop for the 3 count. Gunso says he has never lost in Dub Pro Wrestling. He and his buddy Kabuki Kid are Hardcore Craftsmen. SAGAT still has his eyes on Gunso though. He knows that Gunso eventually wants to face Kodaka but until then SAGAT will continue to chase after him.
Yusuke Kubo is offended by Shinya Ishida’s recent transformation into an American wrestler. He asked Shinya if he “abandoned the heart of the Japanese” while they wrestled each other. Shinya lured FUMA out of the ring while Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi hit Kubo with the Perfect Plex to win. FUMA, well, was fuming over the result and is annoyed with the Trans-Am team. He thinks they are all similarly named bastards with no personalities. They don’t even know about the Bay Area slash metal scene from the 1980s like he does!
Fuminori Abe was accused of being a fraudulent priest conning people out of money. Abe, who is allegedly a qualified monk, entered the ring for his trial wearing his monk clothing. Ryota Nakatsu and Ryuichi Sekine were called down as witnesses and asked to explain Abe’s method of conning people. Abe then exposed Sekine’s secret that he likes to spend his private time going to a pervert club where he can touch boobs. Sekine was especially embarrassed by the accusation because they were being watched live on DDT UNIVERSE. The All Japan balance was brought up and it ended up with Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama arguing with each other. They then turned to Abe, convinced he had cash that didn’t belong to him. Abe knocked both of them out and laid on top of both of them in a praying position for the double pin. He was declared Not Guilty afterwards.
Daichi Kazato is really getting into his stretching regime. So much so that he is going to become reborn on as the “Best Stretchman” on 23rd March.