“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2019 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT” Results

December 31, 2019

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2019 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT”, 31/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,232 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Hideyoshi Kamitani defeated Daichi Hashimoto & Akito when Kamitani pinned Akito with the Loyly Diving Elbow Drop (9:36).
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Iino defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hashimoto when Nakanoue pinned Hashimoto with a Lariat (6:27).
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA & Yuya Aoki defeated El Lindaman & Yukio Naya when Aoki pinned Lindaman with a Tiger Suplex (9:08).
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes defeated Yuji Okabayashi & Antonio Honda when Brookes submitted Honda with the Octopus Stretch (8:48).
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk Vs Soma Takao & Kota Sekifuda ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
5a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall Rules: Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk defeated Soma Takao & Kota Sekifuda when T-Hawk pinned Sekifuda with the Cerberus (1:02).
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura defeated Brahman Kei & Naomi Yoshimura when Endo pinned Kei with the Puma Toke de Espaldas (7:07).
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Yuki Ueno & Takuho Kato when Sasaki submitted Ueno with the Cross Facelock (7:07).
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1 – Lighttube Death Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Kankuro Hoshino defeated Toshiyuki Sakuda & Shunma Katsumata when Tsukamoto pinned Katsumata with the Suffocation Zudon (7:45).
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Iino defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Hideyoshi Kamitani when Iino pinned Kamitani with the Spear (8:31).
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes defeated HARASHIMA & Yuya Aoki when Sekimoto pinned Aoki with a Lariat (9:03).
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura defeated Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk when Nomura pinned Kawakami with a Cross Legged Cradle (7:44).
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Takumi Tsukamoto & Kankuro Hoshino when Sasaki submitted Hoshino with the Cross Facelock (6:33).
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura defeated Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Iino when Endo pinned Iino with the Shooting Star Press (8:01).
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes defeated Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sasaki when Sekimoto pinned Sasaki with the German Suplex (6:45).
15. New Year’s Eve! Defeat Hunger! Very Funny! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino, Drew Parker & Mizuki Watase when Kobayashi pinned Watase with the Bakachinga Elbow Drop (8:50).
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes when Nomura pinned Sekimoto with the Dragon Suplex (17:19).

A flu pandemic didn’t stop Big Japan from joining up with DDT for the annual New Year’s Eve Wrestling party. In the runup to the show six wrestlers fell ill and had to pull out of the show. While it was a shame that they couldn’t be here it did open up slots for some different faces to take their place.

Round 1

The opening match turned out to be an unusual tribute to Shinjiro Otani. The pairing of Daichi Hashimoto & Akito named themselves Team Shinjiro Otani due to his influence over them. Their opponents Konosuke Takeshita & Hideyoshi Kamitani responded by paying tribute to Masato Tanaka. They both did Tanaka’s pose together while Hashimoto & Akito did Otani’s Fire Sword pose. The Otani team both did the Facewash spot and all looked to be over when Akito punt Takeshita in a Figure 4 Leglock. That was until Kamitani climbed the top rope and hit a Diving Elbow Drop on Akito to get the pin. The losers decided they could no longer call themselves Team Shinjiro Otani so they renamed themselves The Shinjiro Otani Victims Association. They hope Otani will be a member some day.

The next match was all about brute strength against kicking power. Yuki Iino was about to do the Haka Elbow on Yukio Sakaguchi when Kazuki Hashimoto kicked him away. The kickers gave Yasufumi Nakanoue a PK Sandwich but Iino hit both of them with a Double Spear afterwards. Nakanoue & Iino then used their combined strength to Choke Slam Hashimoto. A Lariat from Nakanoue ended the match.

At first it looked like El Lindaman & Yukio Naya were going to get along great. Then they figured out the harsh truth that they are not the same size. They tried doing double team moves together but the 40cm height difference between them made it difficult. Meanwhile HARASHIMA & Yuya Aoki had no such trouble working together. The Lindaman & Naya team fell apart when Naya accidentally hit Lindaman with a Diving Shoulder Block. Lindaman snapped and said some unpleasant things to his partner. An angry Naya Choke Slammed Lindaman and left him to get pinned by Aoki’s Tiger Suplex.

The next match had wrestlers wearing matching gear in their teams. Yuji Okabayashi came out dressed like Antonio Honda while Chris Brookes wore Daisuke Sekimoto’s entrance robe. Honda unleashed Gongitsune after a hot tag. He got Sekimoto in the eyes but Brookes then grabbed both Gon hands and made Honda pinch Okabayashi’s nipples. Brookes locked Honda in an Octopus Stretch for the win. Honda hopes everyone will at least remember Okabayashi’s strawberry costume.

The only match on the show to last the full time limit was Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk Vs Soma Takao & Kota Sekifuda. A lot of the match featured a cuddly toy cobra that Takao brought down to the ring. Unfortunately the cobra ripped in half when Takao & Sekifuda used it to Clothesline on T-Hawk. The time ran out while Sekifuda and T-Hawk had a tug of war over the cobra. Overtime began and Soma swung the cobra at T-Hawk. He ducked and Sekifuda took the hit as the cobra’s remans exploded. T-Hawk gave Sekifuda the Nightride and then the Cerberus knee strike for the one count victory.

We got a rare sighting of a single Brahman Brother wrestling. Brahman Shu was out sing so Brahman Kei was by himself. Good thing Naomi Yoshimura got in the Brahman spirit of things and joined in with Shu’s antics. So did Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura. They stole the buckets of water and threw them at their opponents. Shu placed a suitcase against Endo & Nomura for Yoshimura to throw a bowling ball at. Kei threw the briefcase but Endo ducked and Yoshimura got hit. Nomura blinded Kei with the black India Ink and Endo pinned him with the Puma Toke de Espaldas. Kei blamed the loss on the flu.

The team bonding continued with Daisuke Sasaki wearing similar yankee gear as Yuko Miyamoto. The team of Yuki Ueno & Takuho Kato gelled well together too. Kato held Ueno up on seated on his shoulders and threw him on top of Sasaki for a nearfall. Miyamoto hit Yeno with a Handspring Kneel Kick and then dropped him with the Fire Thunder. The match ended when Sasaki submitted Ueno with the Cross Facelock.

The 1st Round ended with a Lighttube Death Match. Shunma Katsumata has been wanting to do more violent matches so this was his chance. He brought along his own lighttube with Lego attached to it. Takumi Tsukamoto & Kankuro Hoshino gave Katsumata a death match baptism by smashing lighttubes over him. They had control early until Katsumata did some violent spots of his own with the help of Toshiyuki Sakuda. He broke a bundle of lighttubes taped together and revealed there were even more Lego blocks hidden inside it! He gave Hoshino the ¡Hasta la vista! onto the pile but Tsukamoto broke it up. Tsukamoto placed a plastic bag over Katsumata to suffocate him then hit the Zudon for the win. They shook hands after the match and Katsumata smashed the last remaining lighttube over his own head.

Round 2

Round 2 began with a bit of an upset. Nakanoue & Iino defeated Takeshita & Kamitani, ending Takeshita’s streak of reaching the final! The Double Choke Slam was the difference maker again, this time with Iino hitting the Spear on Kamitani to in the match.

As the tournament progressed, the team bonds were getting stronger. Aoki came out wearing matching HARASHIMA gear. Meanwhile Sekimoto joined Brookes in given Aoki a wet willy while he was in a Camel Clutch. HARASHIMA went for the Somato but Brookes dodged it and caught him in the Octopus Stretch. With HARASHIMA held in place, nobody could stop Sekimoto from pinning Aoki with a Lariat.

There was no nonsense in the Endo & Nomura versus Kawakami & T-Hawk match. Nomura was double teamed on while Endo was cut off from rescuing him. But Nomura escaped from the Nightraide and put Kawakami in a Cross Armbreaker. Kawakami tried to roll out but Nomura clasped his legs into a Cradle to pin him for the flash three count.

The last match in the 2n Round turned weird. Miyamoto came out dressed like Shinobu Kandori. Then Hoshino came out looking like Kenshiro from Fist Of The North Star. He used many of Kenshiro’s attacks but when he told Sasaki “You are already dead” Miyamoto hit him in the back with a chair. Sasaki then made Hoshino quickly tap to the Cross Facelock.

Semi Finals

The tournament was now down to four teams. Nakanoue & Iino threw Endo off the top rope then set Nomura up for the Haka Elbow. Iino went for the Spear but Nomura blocked it with a High Kick. Endo came in to hit a Handspring Overhead Kick before pinning Iino with the Shooting Star Press.

Miyamoto decided to return the favour to Sasaki by wearing a leather jacket and carrying around the DAMNATION signboard. Their run came to an end here when Brookes caught Sasaki by surprise with a Cutter and Sekimoto capitalised with the German Suplex.

Special 6-Man Tag Match

Before the final took place there was a non-tournament 6-Man Tag to get through. At this point in the show it was almost midnight. The countdown appeared on the screen while Danshoku Dieno was up to his usual behavior in the ring. As the final seconds counted down, the locker room emptied out and everybody celebrated the new year. When they left we discovered that the wrestlers in the match were all trampled during the celebration. They recovered and slowly wrestled the rest of the match while the song “SEVEN DAYS WAR” by TM Network played over the speakers.

Final

The first complete pro wrestling match of the new decade saw Endo & Nomura defeated Sekimoto & Brookes. Sekimoto tried to German Suplex Nomura but Endo cut him off with the Springboard Overhead Kick. Nomura then tried to German Suplex Sekimoto but Brookes cut him off with a Diving Foot Stomp. Endo had to wipe out Brookes with the Sasuke Special so Nomura could hit the Dragon Suplex on Sekimoto to win the tournment!

Japan Indie Grand Prix Awards

MVP
1. Isami Kodaka
2. Konosuke Takeshita
3. Daisuke Sekimoto
4. HARASHIMA
5. Minoru Fujita

Best Bout
1. Daisuke Sekimoto Vs Michael Elgin (Big Japan, 24th August)
2. Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA (DDT, 3rd November)
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Yuko Miyamoto (Big Japan, 4th November)
4. Daisuke Sekimoto & Walter Vs Yuji Okabayashi & Yuji Hino (Big Japan, 4th November)
5. Jun Kasai Vs Toru Sugiura (FREEDOMS, 1st October)

Best Unit
1. #STRONGHEARTS
2. Kobayashi-gun
3. DAMNATION
4. Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie
5. Sento Minzoku

Best Box Office
Tied 1. DDT at Sumo Hall, 3rd November & Big Japan at Sumo Hall, 4th November
3. Muscle at Sumo Hall, 16th February
4. Shin Nemuro Pro Wrestling at Shin-Kiba 1st RING, 13th October
5. Michinoku Pro at Shinjuku FACE, 27th November

Best Newcomer
1. Keigo Nakamura
2. Toshiyuki Sakuda
3. Maku Donaruto
4. Chris Brookes
5. Asuka


Video – 3 Way For The Yokohama Shopping 6-Man Tag Titles!

May 8, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 94 ~BANQUET~”, 23/04/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
254 Fans – No Vacancy

Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Isami Kodaka, Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Abdullah Kobayashi, Hideki Suzuki & Yoshihisa Uto


BASARA “BASARA 94 ~BANQUET~” Results

April 23, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 94 ~BANQUET~”, 23/04/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
254 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yasu Urano defeated Takato Nakano, Masato Kamino & Jun Masaoka when Hiroshi submitted Nakano with the Scorpion Deathlock (8:53).
2. Aiseki Tag Vs Turnabout Pro Wrestling Trial Combination!: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka defeated Gouma Ryu & Banana Senga when Hidaka pinned Ryu with the Stray Dog High Kick (12:15).
3. Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Daiki Shimomura & Tsutomu Oosugi when Tanizaki pinned Shimomura with the Implant Bomb (9:15).
4. Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Hideki Suzuki & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Isami Kodaka, Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine (c) and FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT when Kobayashi pinned SAGAT after the Osu! (15:45).
*Sento Minzoku fails in V1. Kobayashi Gundan becomes the 31st Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) defeated Best Stretchman V3 with the V Slider (14:42).
*V5 for Ryota Nakatsu.

At the start of the show Best Stretchman V3 was accompanied by Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga instead of the other Best Stretchmen. This made V3 fear that his Best Stretch friends had died and he must fight for the Union MAX Title on his own. However they did appear with him when it was time for the main event, all carrying YMZ towels. V3’s hood was pulled down by Ryota Nakatsu during the match, turning him back into Daichi Kazato for a while. But he eventually put a new hood on and became Best Stretchman again. It was all for naught though since Nakatsu kicked out of the Best Stretch Bomber, hit some German Suplexes and pinned the challenger with the V Slider.

Nakatsu said he was happy to have chosen Best Stretchman for this match and he was also happy to get a glimpse of Kazato during it too. With 5 title defences achieved, Nakatsu has now matched the record for most defences with Isami Kodaka. His next challenger turns out to be Ryuichi Sekine. He came out with Sento Minzoku asking for a title shot on 6th May.

The Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles match was chaotic as three teams battled each other over the belts. Sento Minzoku and The Iron Family tired each other out and Kobayashi Gundan took advantage. They were able to isolate SAGAT and beat him down. SAGAT was able to kick out of the Bakachinga Elbow from Abdullah Kobayashi. Pressure continued to be put on him and he was eventually put down with the Osu! That is a double Power Bomb from Hideki Suzuki & Yoshihisa Uto. Kobayashi said he is glad his team were able to reclaim their championship in BASARA. This place is so good to them they see it as home.

BASARA will get to host one of the shows during this year’s Beer Garden week in August. Their day is happening on 3rd August. The summer of DOVE x BASARA will also be returning for that show.


BASARA “BASARA 92 ~BANQUET~” Results

March 27, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 92 ~BANQUET~”, 27/03/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
212 Fans

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano defeated Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino when Tsukamoto submitted Nakano with a Crab Hold (10:50).
2. Turnabout Pro Wrestling Trial: Akiyori Takizawa defeated Gouma Ryu Vs Banana Senga when Takizawa pinned Ryu and Senga with a Reverse DDT and Choke Slam combo (9:53).
3. Jun Masaoka defeated Daiki Shimomura with the 2trap (9:38).
4. Aiseki Tag Vs Trans-Am ★ Family: Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Tomato when Hidaka pinned Hiroshi with the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex (10:40).
5. Sparky Vs Stretchmen!: Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki defeated Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon when Nakatsu pinned V3 with the V Slider (9:53).
6. Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka, Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine defeated FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT (c) when Sekine submitted Kubo with the Let’s Combine (14:48).
*The Iron Family fails in V1. Sento Minzoku becomes the 30th Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

What on Earth happened here? A week ago The Iron Family win the Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles and today in their first defence they lose the belts to Sento Minzoku! A win looked certain when FUMA stopped Ryuichi Sekine from doing the Let’s Combine on Yusuke Kubo. FUMA hit Sekine with a High Kick to the head, SAGAT did the Crucifixion Of Death and Kubo applied the Death Metal Roll. Luckily for Sekine, Isami Kodaka and Minoru Fujita were there to break the pin. Kubo went for the Goro Suplex several times but Sekine was able to avoid it and catch Kubo in the Let’s Combine for the unexpected submission victory!

FUMA demanded a rematch and encouraged the crowd to agree with him. However his appeal was cut off by a voice saying that they are owed a rematch first. The voice was coming from Abdullah Kobayashi and he was accompanied by Yoshihisa Uto & Hideki Suzuki! The previous champions came here today to get their titles back. Kodaka talked down to Uto by only recognising him as the wrestler he beat in Big Japan yesterday. He saw the mess this situation was becoming and came up with an idea to do a 3 Way Trios title match next month between Sento Minzoku, The Iron Family and the Kobayashi Gundan. The other teams agreed and left, allowing Kodaka to give attention to Sekine for winning the match.

The encounters between Ryota Nakatsu and Best Stretchman V3 in the semi-main event fired up V3. His hood was accidentally removed when he escaped from the V Slider and V3 was left vulnerable to a High Kick as he tried to fix it. V3 ignored his costume malfunction to continue fighting but he was put away with the V Slider. V3 had a bloody nose but he demanded a Union MAX Title shot against Nakatsu for next month. Nakatsu was confused by the challenge because he just beat him but he also sensed a fire burning inside of V3 when they fought so he accepted. V3 then said that BSM stands for something other than Best Stretchman. For this match the B stands for Best, the S stands for Sparky and the M stands for the wrestler that came from Union Pro who will become the next Union Max Champion! Yeah, nobody really understands why he thinks the M stands for that…

A recent online situation involving Manami Toyota and Bea Priestley revealed that Toyota has given permission to only two people for using her Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex: Tsukasa Fujimoto and Ikuto Hidaka. Today Hidaka used the move to win his tag match when Fuminori Abe reminded him he has Toyota’s blessing to do it.

The 2trap is Jun Masaoka’s version of the Tornado Clutch. When he beat Daiki Shimomura he pointed over to Kodaka, implying he wants to fight him next.

Akiyori Takizawa was put in court for a very dangerous crime in Japan, possession of cocaine! The prosecutor Banana Senga wanted to cite Pierre Taki as reference for the case but everyone cut him off because they didn’t want to get into any trouble. The referee was asked to give Takizawa a physical examination and he discovered white powder hidden in Takizawa’s kneepad. The defence lawyer Gouma Ryu identified the powder as just ordinary salt that Takizawa likes to use on his boiled eggs. However more white powder was found so Ryota Nakatsu and Naoki Tanizaki were called in as witnesses. Senga told everyone that the eye blacks seen on the Sparky wrestlers’ faces was actually signs of drug addiction! The topic of ASUKA PROJECT closing down was then brought up which caused Ryu and Senga to join forces and attack Takizawa. He fought both of them off to prove his innocence, pinning the two with a Choke Slam and Reverse DDT combo.


BASARA “BASARA 91 ~ITTORYODAN~” Results

March 21, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 91 ~ITTORYODAN~”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
706 Fans

1. Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino when Takizawa pinned Nakano with the Tilt 3 (8:12).
2. Yasu Urano defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Tombstone Piledriver (8:10).
3. Steel Can Hardcore Match: Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Jun Masaoka with the Zudon onto a Steel Can (8:36).
4. Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Hardcore Elimination Match: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT defeated Abdullah Kobayashi, Yoshihisa Uto & Hideki Suzuki (c) (15:12).
4a. SAGAT eliminated Abdullah Kobayashi by Ring Out (3:18).
4b. Hideki Suzuki eliminated FUMA by Ring Out (7:59).
4c. Hideki Suzuki eliminated Yusuke Kubo with a One Handed Backbreaker Hold (10:45).
4d. SAGAT eliminated Yoshihisa Uto with a Super Power Bomb (13:04).
4e. SAGAT eliminated Hideki Suzuki by Ring Out (15:12).
*Abdullah Kobayashi, Yoshihisa Uto & Hideki Suzuki fail in V1. The Iron Family becomes the 29th Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. Aiseki Tag Vs Sento Minzoku!: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita when Abe submitted Sekine with the Manjigatame (12:14).
6. Yoga Vs Stretch! Final Settlement Match: Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei when V3 pinned Hiroshi after the Double Stretch Kick (6:58).
7. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) defeated Isami Kodaka with the V Slider (17:12).
*V4 for Ryota Nakatsu.

There is now no doubt that BASARA is in the Ryota Nakatsu era. His win over Isami Kodaka in today’s main event is proof that BASARA is no longer just the Isami Kodaka show. But Kodaka put up a good fight going so far to do a Diving Double Knee Drop from the top rope to the outside! But Nakatsu toughed it out and had Kodaka stunned with a Buzzsaw Kick followed by a German Suplex. From there Nakatsu hit the V Slider and got the three count to stay as the Union MAX Champion. Nakatsu called it a tough battle but also something that shows how fun BASARA is. He got the crowd to chant “Sparky” then said as long as he is on top in BASARA, BASARA will grow in the wrestling world.

In an show of companionship, Trans-Am Hiroshi shaved the top of his head so it would look similar to the Brahman Brothers. He also wrestled in a ZOZO Suit which is a black body suit covered in white dots. Best Stretchman V3 entered the ring with plenty of stretch film wrapped around his body to protect him from the Brahmans’ water attack. Hiroshi used a pair of scissors to cut off the film and the Brahmans then splashed V3 with buckets of water. Everything backfired when Hiroshi was accidentally hit with a traffic sign. Stretchman Man sliced Hiroshi with his hook then V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon hit the Double Stretch Kick for the win. The Brahmans loudly asked the audience after the match why was this picked to be the semi-main event?

There was duelling chants of “Shawn Capture” and “Let’s Combine” when Ikuto Hidaka and Ryuichi Sekine started off their tag match. Later on when Hidaka was busy dealing with Minoru Fujita, Sekine tried to apply the Combine to Fuminori Abe. But he was stopped with the Rabbit Punch and placed in a Manjigatama, giving Abe the submission win for his team.

Motivated by their new Peavey sponsorship, the Iron Family fought tooth and nail to win the Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles. The team has SAGAT to thank for that. SAGAT smashed a guitar over Abdullah Kobayashi’s head then with the rest of his team’s help got him over the top rope for the first elimination. The champions took over when Hideki Suzuki tipped over a ladder that FUMA was climbing, landing him outside the ring for the elimination. Yusuke Kubo tried to cradle Suzuki for a pinfall but Suzuki kicked out. Suzuki & Yoshihisa Uto then gave Kubo a double team Backbreaker to pin him instead. SAGAT was in danger having to fight on his own. Uto strangled him over the ladder with a chain but SAGAT kept fighting. Kobayashi tried to get back involved so FUMA & Kubo also came back to help SAGAT. Together the Iron Family gave Uto a Shield style triple Power Bomb to eliminate him. The match was now down to Suzuki and SAGAT. Suzuki applied a Sleeper Hold but SAGAT rolled both of them over the top rope and onto the ring apron. SAGAT then bit onto Suzuki’s arm to break the hold, got back into the ring and used the Goregrind to knock Suzuki to the floor to win the match and the championships! The fans chanted “Heavy Metal” until Kobayashi took the microphone. His team lost today but like in any sport there is a home game and an away game. Next time the two teams meet it will be in Big Japan!

Takumi Tsukamoto and Jun Masaoka whaled on each other with chairs and steel cans in their match. Masaoka was in control when he placed a can over Tsukamoto’s head then Thrust Kicked it. He thought he had Tsukamoto placed where he wanted him after a Conchairto. But when Masaoka climbed the turnbuckles, Tsukamoto got up and Superplexed him onto the chairs! Tsukamoto then hit a Lariat as Masaoka tried to get back up. If that wasn’t enough, Tsukamoto then placed a can over Masaoka’s head and threw another can at him! Finally he hit the Zudon onto the cans to end the match in victory. Masaoka said he feels heartbroken over the result but it doesn’t matter. He lost but he wants another match and will continue to do his best. Tsukamoto said he is trying to climb the ranks in BASARA even though it is leaving him with scars. The fact that wrestlers from other groups are coming over looking to fight him makes him happy.

Sento Minzoku had a bad day in general. Kodaka lost in the main event, Sekine & Fujita lost their tag match and Daiki Shimomura was beaten by Yasu Urano. Shimomura left his mark on Urano though. They got into a chop battle and Urano decided to take his shirt off to taunt his opponent. That was until Shimomura’s chops got so painful that Urano had to put his shirt back on. Sadly for Shimomura he missed the Swanton Bomb and Urano pinned him with the Tombstone.

Akiyori Takizawa scored the pin in the opener by using his Tilt 3 (Angle Slam) finisher in BASARA for the first time.


Ganpro’s Last Shows Of 2018, New Year’s Wrestling Tournament Matches Plus Team Names

December 13, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TRUE RISE 2018”, 17/12/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic

1. Miracle Experience! Unbelievable Match: Moeka Haruhi Vs Fairy Nihonbashi
2. Toshinose! Ganpro Special Tag Bout!: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ken Ohka & Shota

This was supposed to be the final Ganbare☆Wrestling show of the year but this week they announced they will hosting matches at the annual RIZIN Martial Arts Expo at Saitama Super Arena’s Community Area on 31st December. This will be the fourth year in a row Ganpro is involved in the expo.

Yumehito Imanari, Shuichiro Katsumura and Shuhei Washida will be on the show.

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2018 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT”, 31/12/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuki Iino Vs Ryota Hama & Antonio Honda
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuji Okabayashi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Takuya Nomura & Kazuki Hirata
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuko Miyamoto & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Brahman Shu or Brahman Kei & Masahiro Takanashi
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Great Kojika & Sammy Guevara Vs Takayuki Ueki & Mike Bailey
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuya Aoki & MAO
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daichi Hashimoto & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yoshihisa Uto & Sanshiro Takagi (w/ Hideki Suzuki)
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Minoru Fujita & Soma Takao
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Ryuji Ito & Yuki Ueno Vs Masashi Takeda & HARASHIMA
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match #3 Vs Winners Of Match #4
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match #5 Vs Winners Of Match #6
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match #7 Vs Winners Of Match #8
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
15. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

HARASHIMA’s original tag partner Abdullah Kobayashi is unable to compete in the tournament because of a shoulder injury. Masashi Takeda takes his place.

Hideki Suzuki will not be wrestling in the tournament but has agreed to be the ringside second for Yoshihisa Uto & Sanshiro Takagi.

The Japan Indie Grand Prix Awards presented by Samurai! TV will be held during the show.

We have tag team names!

Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuki Iino (Muscle Wolf)
Ryota Hama & Antonio Honda (Hama Ton)
Yuji Okabayashi & Yukio Sakaguchi (Bald & Blonde)
Takuya Nomura & Kazuki Hirata (☆Team Nomura☆)
Yuko Miyamoto & Konosuke Takeshita (Nishinari Elite Yankee Konosuke And Joshi Pro Wrestling’s Strongest Man)
Brahman Shu or Brahman Kei & Masahiro Takanashi (Toryumon Refugees)
Great Kojika & Sammy Guevara (Japan-US 4 Dimensional Combination)
Takayuki Ueki & Mike Bailey (Team Let’s Go)
Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Tetsuya Endo (2nd Generation Party Boys)
Yuya Aoki & MAO (Cherry Boys On The Run)
Daichi Hashimoto & Daisuke Sasaki (Super Fighting Three Musketeers)
Yoshihisa Uto & Sanshiro Takagi (w/ Hideki Suzuki) (Black Three Star)
Yasufumi Nakanoue & Kazusada Higuchi (Team Katagi)
Minoru Fujita & Soma Takao (MudNATION)
Ryuji Ito & Yuki Ueno (Team A Line)
Masashi Takeda & HARASHIMA (Madness Smile/Crazy Smile)


YAROZ “YAROZ PART 7” Results

November 14, 2018

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 7”, 14/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
138 Fans

1. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote Army All Out Fight!: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Gota Ihashi with a Rope Assisted Pin (10:23).
2. FFF (Fundoshi For Future) Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yuki Iino ended in a Double Countout (1:23).
2a. Scramble Bunkhouse Falls Count Anywhere Certified Weapon Curry Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yuki Iino when Takagi pinned Iino with a Face Sitting Pin (4:22).
3. YaroZ Specialty! Heisei Last Glamorous No. 1 Decision Fight!: Yuna Manase Vs Himeka Arita ended in a No Contest when Manase and Arita attacked Yumehito Imanari (8:15). (Special Referee: Yumehito Imanari)
4. Pro Wrestling Round System Match ~Super Dragon Vs Self-Proclaimed Gatekeeper Of DDT~: Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Gorgeous Matsuno with the Death Valley Driver (R4 0:53). (Special Ring Girl: Karin Tachibana)
5. YaroZ Specialty! Boob Flag Death Match: Yuna Manase defeated Antonio Honda and Ryuichi Sekine when Manase picked up the flag (11:09).
6. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote Army All Out Fight!: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi & SAGAT defeated Akito, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno when Higuchi pinned Ueno with the YaroZ Bomber (11:03).

The stories from this show were similar to the ones from previous few YaroZ events. The Mote Mote Army kidnapped the guest idol Karin Tachibana and held her hostage during the main event. The YaroZ team led by Kazusada Higuchi came to the rescue and defeated their enemy to rescue her. The new bit this time involved Makoto Oishi refusing to let go of Tachibana. This led to his wife Misaki Ohata to come out and give him a German Suplex. She ordered Oishi to free Tachibana then attached a leash to him as punishment. The YaroZ invited Tachibana to hang out with them after the show but she turned them down. She has to go shoot a video in Hawaii. Also Akito is more her type. Suddenly Nonoko ran down to the ring. If the YaroZ are looking for a pretty girl to be with, she’s available. None of them gave her a response.

Yuna Manase played a vital role in the Boob Flag Death Match. She had to stand in the corner with a mini flag sticking out of her chest while Antonio Honda and Ryuichi Sekine fought over who could pull it out first. Honda blinded Sekine with the Shining Gongitsune but couldn’t build up the courage to reach towards Manase’s chest. Sekine meanwhile couldn’t see and he walked into Yuki Iino. He grabbed Iino’s chest thinking it was Manase. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi grabbed the flag from Manase and handed it to Honda but the referee was too distracted to see it. Manase gave a Lariat to both Honda and Sekine. When picked up the flag from the mat, the referee saw it and declared Manase the winner.

Karin Tachibana did the other usual role for idols in YaroZ shows and that’s being the ring girl for the rounds match. She was fully dressed at the start and stripped off an item of clothing after every round. All the wrestlers encouraged the match to go as long as possible but Gorgeous Matsuno was just getting destroyed by Tatsuhito Takaiwa. Referee Yukinori Matsui tried everything he could to keep the match going so Tachibana’s striptease could continue. But when Takaiawa hit the Death Valley Driver, the other referee Yuya Okada ran in and counted three. Matsui was so angry that he wrestled Okada after the match. Tachibana stopped the madness by stripping down to her swimsuit. That was when the Mote Mote Army showed up and kidnapped her. The YaroZ wanted to rescue Tachibana straight away but they all couldn’t move because of their erections from the striptease.

Yumehito Imanari used his referee status to get very close to the action between Yuna Manase and Himeka Arita. He was more interested in getting pervy angles on their wrestling holds rather than calling the match. Manase and Arita got sick of his behaviour and both attacked him. Nonoko also showed up to join in and the match was called off. Nonoko had another reason for showing up today. She wanted to know why Imanari was messing around in DDT instead of achieving his dream of becoming a movie director. Imanari admitted he gave that dream up long ago because he was chasing deadlines every day. Nonoko asked Imanari what he has learned from wrestling. He should know that wrestling matches only end when you give up. Nonoko called Imanari talented with many people supporting him including herself, Manase and Arita. Imanari then had a brainflash. He can make a Charlie’s Angels kind of movie with the three women in front of him! Feeling like himself again, Imanari got the audience to cheer “3, 2, 1, Oppai Oppai!” That caused the women to attack him again.

The Fundoshi match immediately turned into a ringside brawl where both teams were counted out. Everyone agreed to restart the bout as a Scramble Bunkhouse Death Match but they needed a weapon. They decided on using plates of curry because of Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi’s connection to India. Hiroshi accidentally hit Yuki Iino in the face with the curry. Abdullah Kobayashi hit the Bakachinga Elbow on Iino. Sanshiro Takagi then sat on Iino’s face to pin him.

There were plenty of cheers for Gota Ihashi and nothing but boos for Konosuke Takeshita in the opener. That’s what Takeshita gets for being an ikemen wrestler at a YaroZ show. Takeshita rolled away from a Moonsault and gave Ihashi a Brainbuster. He then placed his feet on the ropes for leverage while pinning Ihashi to win the match.