BASARA “VAJRA 56 ~OSAKA WINTER TEAM AND PEOPLE~”, 08/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall
1. Akiyori Takizara & Yuki Aoki defeated Daichi Kazato & Takato Nakano when Takizara pinned Nakano with the Sleng Teng (10:54).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Kuishinbo Kamen defeated Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama when Kamen submitted Ryu with a Turnover Figure 4 Leg Lock (8:17).
3. Manabu Hara defeated SAGAT by Knockout with a Right High Kick (12:39).
4. Metal Family Vs Cavalry!: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Yusuke Kubo & HUB defeated Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe when HUB pinned Abe with the Arumaka Shuryo (12:17).
5. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano defeated Naoki Tanizaki & Shoichi Uchida when Urano pinned Uchida with a Crucifix Pin (16:33).
6. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) defeated FUMA with the Isamuashi Zan (19:18).
*V3 for Isami Kodaka.
Isami Kodaka prevented FUMA from repeating history when he successfully defended the Union MAX Title against him. This time last year FUMA won the title from Kodaka and he was eager to do it again to kick off 2018. But this time Kodaka was tough enough to kick out of the Avalanche Heavy Metal Hammer and put FUMA away with the Isamuashi Zan. FUMA protested at Yuya Okada for only counting to two for his pins but then accepted the result. He apologised to the rest of the Metal Family for letting them down. Kodaka was so beaten up that he cut his promo lying on the canvas. He said today was a big deal because BASARA held its first show two years ago this month. Since then Kodaka has met many strange new wrestlers. There’s Daichi Kazato (“The most useless guy”), Takato Nakano (“a relatively good wrestler”), Ryuichi Sekine (“originally a good wrestler”), Ryota Nakatsu (“you and I will definitely become rivals”), Fuminori Abe (“already a rival”) and the ring announcer Rikiya Shindo (“What’s up with your glasses?!?”). Kodaka closed out the show by thanking everyone for supporting BASARA at the end of a very busy Osaka tour for the entire DDT family.
Memories of the BASARA Vs Dove Pro feud last year were still on the minds of Takumi Tsukamoto and Naoki Tanizaki. They did not want to participate in the pre-match handshake until Yasu Urano forced both of them to join in. The match went on without incident. Urano countered Shoichi Uchida’s Death Valley Bomb into a Crucifix Pin to win the match for himself & Tsukamoto.
SAGAT refused to shake Manabu Hara’s hand before their match. Maybe that played a part in Hara knocking him out with a High Kick twelve minutes later.
Kuishinbo Kamen was accused of putting together a scam back in April. Kamen allegedly exploited customers by charging tickets to a wrestling show that took place on a mat instead of a wrestling ring. Yukinori Matsui admitted the event did take place because he was near the scene of the crime that day for a DDT show. Both Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama became upset because it looked like Kamen was guilty. Ryu worked up his defence for Kamen, explaining that pro wrestling is pro wrestling no matter if it takes place in the ring or on a gym mat. Takumi Tsukamoto was brought out as a witness. He said that it was not a pro wrestling show. Fuminori Abe was brought out next but his disagreed. To him it was a wrestling show. The scene got so heated that a fight broke out between Ryu, Maruyama and Kamen. Ryu put Kamen in a Figure 4 Leglock but Kamen rolled him over and made him tap out. Kamen was declared not guilty. Backstage afterwards Ryu and Maruyama burst into tears and consoled each other because today may have been the last Pro Wrestling Trial for now. Maruyama recently signed with All Japan and his priorities will now be with that company. The two told each other it’s not the end, only a break. They can always see each other when they need to relax.