2 Laps Left In Grand Prix, Bad Communication 2018, Masato Kamino Returns, TJPW Christmas Matches

December 11, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN YOKOHAMA”, 14/12/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito & Yuki Iino Vs KUDO & Antonio Honda
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Makoto Oishi
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA (4) Vs Puma King (4)
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: MAO (4) Vs Go Shiozaki (6)
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita (c) (4) Vs Soma Takao (2)
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Masahiro Takanashi (2) Vs Shinya Aoki (6)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Mike Bailey (4) Vs Sammy Guevara (6)

Two shows left for the group stage of the D-Ou Grand Prix. In Yokohama, Go Shiozaki can lead the A Block if he beats MAO. HARASHIMA needs to beat Puma King to stay in the running. Konosuke Takeshita is in a similar situation but every Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match during the tournament has resulted in a new champion every time. Both Shinya Aoki and Sammy Guevara can break away from Tetsuya Endo if they win their matches.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN NAGOYA”, 15/12/2018
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center

1. Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno Vs Puma King & Mizuki Watase
2. Nagoya Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ultimo Dragon, Toru Owashi & Keisuke Okuda Vs Makoto Oishi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki (4) Vs Kazusada Higuchi (6)
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA (4) Vs Go Shiozaki (6)
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Akito (4) Vs MAO (4)
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita (c) (4) Vs Sammy Guevara (6)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo (6) Vs Shinya Aoki (6)
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Soma Takao (2) Vs Sammy Guevara (6)

It’s a bit difficult to go through the different paths before the Yokohama show takes place. To make a long story short A Block is right now down to Kazusada Higuchi, Shiozaki, HARASHIMA and MAO. In B Block the race is between Endo, Aoki, Guevara with Takeshita chasing them.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2018”, 16/12/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yukihiro Abe & Shuhei Washida Return To Battle: Hiroshi Yamato, Yukihiro Abe & Shuhei Washida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Takeshi Okada
2. Bloom In The Sacred Place! GanJo No Hana!: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Fairy Nihonbashi & Sumire Natsu
3. Special Tag Match: Naoshi Sano & Carbell Ito Vs Chikara & Mitomi Masayuki
4. Hitori Shiten No Puroresu, All Or Nothing Big Battle: Keisuke Ishii Vs Jun Akiyama
5. Fate Of POWER OF DREAM Showdown: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Jake Lee
6. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku In Korakuen Hall!! – Texas Tornado Singapore Cane Tag Match: Yumehito Imanari & Shota Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura
7. No Rope Barbed Wire Death Match: Ken Ohka Vs Minoru Fujita

During a press conference held inside the Ebisuko Tavern the team of Yumehito Imanari & Shota said they wanted to rise up with violence and aggression that they’ve lacked in their previous matches against Sento Minzoku. When they were about to announce the match stipulation, Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura stormed the room and attacked them. Shota fought them off with a bamboo sword and revealed the match will be a Texas Tornado Singapore Cane Tag Match! Sekine & Shimomura attacked again and this time got the better of their opponents. When they left the tavern Shota & Imanari swore they will get their revenge at Korakuen Hall!

BASARA “BASARA 84 ~FEAST~”, 18/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial – Legendary Prosecutor Revival!: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs X
2. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Jun Masaoka
3. Masato Kamino Return Battle: Masato Kamino Vs Fuminori Abe
4. Trans-Am ★ Trans-Am: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuji
5. Best Stretchman V3 & Yasu Urano Vs Best Stretchman Amazaon & Stretchman Man
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizara Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita

Former DNA rookie Masato Kamino returns after a year plus long absence from the ring thanks to injury. He signed a deal to join BASARA on 1st December.

It’s been a while since Gouma Ryu had a Pro Wrestling Trial, mainly because his rival prosecutor Hercules Senga was too busy being forced to switch into other gimmicks. But what’s this? The original prosecutor for these matches Atsushi Maruyama is back to take his place!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “WELL, MERRY CHRISTMAS! 2018”, 22/12/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Yuki Kamifuku & Hinano Vs Veda Scott & Raku
2. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Pom Harajuku & Haruna Neko
3. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Hikari Vs Miyu Yamashita
4. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuna Manase
5. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Reika Saiki Vs Nodoka Tenma
6. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Yuki Aino Vs YUMI
7. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Hyper Misao Vs Miu
8. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuka Sakazaki

A fan lottery took place at a HMV store in Shibuya a few days ago to select the six special Christmas matches. Each match has a 10 minute time limit.


BASARA “VAJRA 56 ~OSAKA WINTER TEAM AND PEOPLE~” Results

January 8, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 56 ~OSAKA WINTER TEAM AND PEOPLE~”, 08/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall
204 Fans

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.


Fuminori Abe Signs With BASARA

January 2, 2018

DDT “NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL! 2018”, 03/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Hoshitango & Rekka Vs Mizuki Watase & Daiki Shimomura
1. Akito Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Colt Cabana & Antonio Honda
3. New Year Kakizome Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mad Paulie Vs Hoshitango Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Joey Ryan (Calligrapher: Nachu)
4. Infomercial Match – “LADY NINJA: A Blue Shadow” Movie: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Veda Scott (Special Guest: Mai Hakase)
5. NωA, If You Lose Immediately Withdraw Your Dissolution Special: Danshoku Dino, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. Road To D-King GP Special Special Single Match: Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Road To D-King GP Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Mike Bailey & Shuji Ishikawa Vs HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi & Jiro Kuroshio

Let’s start off the new year with this crazy show.

BASARA “VAJRA 56 ~OSAKA WINTER TEAM AND PEOPLE~”, 08/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Daichi Kazato & Takato Nakano Vs Akiyori Takizara & Yuki Aoki
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Kuishinbo Kamen
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Naoki Tanizaki & Shoichi Uchida
4. SAGAT Vs Manabu Hara
5. Metal Family Vs Cavalry!: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Yusuke Kubo & HUB Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe
6. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs FUMA

FUMA wants to start off 2018 the same way he began 2017. That is beat Isami Kodaka for the Union MAX Title!

As of 1st January, 2018 Fuminori Abe is now a full time member of the BASARA roster. It looks like he is joining the Cavalry unit too which would be a big boost for that side.

News is coming in that Atsushi Maruyama is joining All Japan as a full time wrestler. Does this mean the end of the Reversal Pro Wrestling trials? You can’t have these kind of trials without a prosecutor, can you?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TRY ME 2018”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Shuhei Washida Debut Match: Shuhei Washida Vs X
2. Dramatic Ganbare: Yukihiro Abe Vs Gota Ihashi
3. America Vs India! Ganpuro Special International In Ōji: Shota Vs Brian Aki
4. New Spring Special Mixed Tag Match ~ Ganpuro Vs Last Jedi: Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE Vs Chikara & Kaori Kobayashi
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Takeshi Okada

Play time is over for Shuichiro Katsumura. He now wants to be in real fights and isn’t happy with the people Ganbare☆Wrestling has thrown his way lately. Ken Ohka put this main event together to test just how serious Katsumura’s demand is.

Shuhei Washida is one of the auditions that passed the Ganbare Tryouts held back in February last year. The only information I have for now is he was 25 years old at the time of the tryout.


BASARA “VAJRA 53 ~LIFE LOVE LIFE~” Results

November 26, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 53 ~LIFE LOVE LIFE~”, 26/11/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall
219 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Akiyori Takizawa defeated Takato Nakano with the Sleng Teng (8:04).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Guts Ishijima defeated Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama when Ishijima pinned Maruyama with the Facebuster (10:10).
3. Trans-Am ★ Family Vs IRON PRIEST: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo defeated Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT when FUMA pinned SAGAT with the Jawbreaker (14:53).
4. Special Single Match: Minoru Tanaka defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the B“D”F (12:15).
5. Kazuhiro Tamura, Daisuke Kanehira & Fuminori Abe defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano when Abe submitted Kazato with the Direct Manjigatame (16:42).
6. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) defeated Ryuichi Sekine with the Isamuashi Ki (18:56).
*V1 for Isami Kodaka.

Ryuichi Sekine prepared himself for a today to be special. He was in proper wrestling gear, had his hair freshly dyed blonde and had his sights set on winning the Union MAX Title. Sadly for him Isami Kodaka had other ideas. The one move Sekine had that could definitely beat Kodaka was the Let’s Combine Crab Hold but Kodaka was able to either reach the ropes or avoid the move entirely. Sekine tried to combat Kodaka’s Isamuashi kicks with his own Middle Kicks but the champion would not be beaten. Both wrestlers were spent after the match but agreed that they had a fun match together. Kodaka announced his next title defence will take place in March next year. He was then interrupted by a voice asking “Can I be a bit greedy?” The voice was Fuminori Abe and he entered the ring. He said during his time here in BASARA he had wanted to test himself and find out how pure a wrestler he can be. He now wants a singles match with Kodaka to discover how far he has progressed although he was hesitant to ask until now. Kodaka asked Abe if he is certain he could beat him. Abe said he is. Kodaka accepted Abe’s challenge and decided he will put the MAX Title on the line against him on 14th December. Abe then pulled out an envelope. It was an invitation letter for the upcoming Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament. He confessed that he stole it from Kodaka’s luggage while Kodaka went out for a smoke earlier. Abe wanted three things: a singles match with Kodaka, a Union MAX Title match and a place in the Budokai tournament. Kodaka promised to fulfill all three requests for Abe.

The 6-Man Tag was a battle between BASARA and HEAT-UP. It broke down to where Daichi Kazato and Kazuhiro Tamura were the ones left in the ring. Kazato had Tamura beaten with the Sister Abigail when Fuminori Abe broke up the pin and trapped Kazato in an Octopus Hold. Kazato submitted, making the HEAT-UP team the winners. Both Takumi Tsukamoto and Kazato were frustrated by the loss and both said the HEAT-UP wrestlers have no guts. Tsukamoto is also annoyed that HEAT-UP might be selling more posters than BASARA at shows.

Early on in the Ryota Nakatsu Vs Minoru Tanaka match, Tanaka threatened to break Nakatsu’s hobby horse. Other than that the two had a serious match. Tanaka escaped from Nakatsu’s Cross Armbreaker and countered with a Jumping High Kick. Nakatsu still showed life after taking a Tiger Suplex and some Buzzsaw Kicks but was down and out after Tanaka gave him the B“D”F Diving Foot Stomp.

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi seems to be turning over a new leaf since he lost the Union MAX Title. He hugged the referee Yuya Okada at the start of his match because it was so long since he last saw him. He also wished FUMA a “Merry Christmas” after Body Slamming him. Even though he and SAGAT lost the match to IRON PRIEST, he was still happy to see FUMA & Yusuke Kubo again too. He said the Trans-Am ★ Family and IRON PRIEST have been fighting each other all year so it was time for them to let bygones be bygones and shake hands. SAGAT pulled his hand back and shouted “Woooooo!” thinking Ryuichi would do the same but he was on his own. Ryuichi punched SAGAT for misbehaving and they then did the Heavy Metal hand signs with IRON PRIEST.

The reputation of Guts Ishijima and his Guts World promotion were put up to questioning by Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama and their court of law. Maruyama accused Ishijima of defying the Labour Standards Act by forcing his workers to have a pro wrestling mentality. Maruyama’s evidence was Daisuke retiring and Toshihiko Yoshino leaving the promotion. Ryu’s defence of Guts World was “It’s a nice group.” He asked Takumi Tsukamoto what he thought of the company because he wrestled there before. Tsukamoto said he wanted to quit. Yasu Urano gave a similar answer when he was asked the question. Ishijima described his post-show antics as “Showa Style” and it involved eating and drinking until they threw up. Fuminori Abe was asked about those drinking parties and he said he couldn’t remember much outside of losing his wallet. Ishijima invited both Ryu and Maruyama to wrestle at a Guts World show. They all shook hands until Ryu and Maruyama attacked Ishijima. He fought them off with a Double Lariat and then pinned Maruyama with the Facebuster. Judge Kyohei Wada declared Ishijima was innocent.

Akiyori Takizawa came here from ASUKA PROJECT for a rematch against Takato Nakano. Their previous match took place earler this month and just like then, Takizawa won the match. This time Takizawa used a Reverse Double Chickenwing submission called the Sleng Teng to make Nakano give up.

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Gouma Ryu read through the line up of wrestlers entering the 3rd Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament being held in Korakuen Hall on 28th December. The entries so far include Yasu Urano, Isami Kodaka. Naoki Tanizaki, Yuko Miyamoto, Riho and Hideki Suzuki. Fuminori Abe would take a spot later in the show as already mentioned above.


BASARA “VAJRA 45 ~OSHU BATTLE~” Results

September 4, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 45 ~OSHU BATTLE~”, 02/09/2017
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center
136 Fans

1. SAGAT defeated Takato Nakano with the Trans-Am ★ Recliner (8:12).
2. Single Match With Beef Tongue As Ingredients: Atsushi Maruyama defeated Gouma Ryu by TKO (5:21).
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Best Stretchman V3 when Tsumakoto pinned Stretchman with the Zudon (14:22).
4. Sendai Fest: FUMA & Ricky Fuji defeated Yusuke Kubo & Hagane when FUMA pinned Kubo with the Heavy Metal Anthem (14:24).
5. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Miyagino Ward~: Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita & Masamune ended in a Time Limit (30:00).

Isami Kodaka said that the main event felt like it lasted a blink of an eye. He talked about travelling to Puerto Rico for K-DOJO fifteen years ago. When he returned he found out that Minoru Fujita was now his teacher. He’s been learning from him ever since. Ryuichi Sekine wanted to say a few words but Fujita cut him off and told Kodaka to keep his indy wrestler silent. Sekine snapped back and told Fujita he’s an indy wrestler too. Fujita hugged everyone but didn’t look happy doing so.

FUMA got Ricky Fuji as his surprise tag team partner for the IRON PRIEST tag match. FUMA called the match perfect. He also announced Fuji will be a part of FUMA FEST in December.

Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama fought in a match involving a beef tongue and a 5 point system. Knock downs, rope breaks and beef tongue usage were scored against the wrestlers and the first to reach 5 points would lose. Maruyama won by the skin of his teeth with the beef tongue but wasn’t satisfied by the result. He attacked Gouma again but Gouma trapped him in a Cross Armbreaker until Maruyama tapped out.


BASARA “VAJRA 40 ~FEAST~” Results

July 20, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 40 ~FEAST~”, 20/07/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
176 Fans

1. Fuminori Abe defeated Takato Nakano with an Armlock (8:47).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu defeated Atsushi Maruyama and Yasu Urano when Ryu submitted Maruyama with a Reverse Cross Armbreaker (14:12).
3. Cavalry Vs Best Stretch Yoyogi Uehara Store: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Tsutomu Oosugi & Best Stretchman V3 when Sekine submitted Stretchman with the Let’s Combine (11:24).
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Gunso & SAGAT when Kodaka pinned SAGAT with the Isamuashi Zan (17:26).
5. Trans-Am ★ Family Vs IRON PRIEST: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane defeated Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Tanaka when Kubo pinned Ryuichi with the Death Metal Roll (16:28).

For the first time in BASARA, the unbeatable Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi has been pinned! Yusuke Kubo countered Ryuichi’s Perfect Five into the Death Metal Roll for the surprise three count, giving IRON PRIEST the win over Trans-Am ★ Family. The result gives Kubo a strong argument for getting a Union MAX Title shot. But somebody outside of the Trans-Am ★ Family doesn’t like that idea. Isami Kodaka earlier in the show declared his intentions of winning his belt back and he thinks he should get a shot before Kubo does. And since this is Kodaka’s company, his word is law! FUMA protested and said BASARA was created to give everyone freedom. Kodaka disagreed and said it was so he could be a dictator. FUMA then said Kubo has beaten Ryuichi while Kodaka hasn’t. Kodaka couldn’t argue against that and admitted he was being unfair. Kubo pinning Ryuichi is a big deal so that should be rewarded. Kodaka backed off so Kubo could declare himself the No. 1 Contender. Ryuichi’s response to Kubo was “OK. Understand. You are next!”

Kodaka is excited by the matches BASARA and Dove Pro are having together. He wants more crazy matches like the one they had today and is looking forward to the next bouts happening next month in Osaka and Hiroshima. However, that’s not all that Kodaka wants. He also declared his intentions to win back the Union MAX Title!

Yasu Urano was taken to court accused by Atsushi Maruyama of damaging DDT’s finances when he became a freelancer. He was questioned by Maruyama about why he left DDT. Urano gave the answer that he wants compete with various wrestlers around the scene. Maruyama didn’t believe him and is convinced Urano has a desire to destroy DDT. Ryuichi Sekine was brought in as a witness. He said he was thinking about quitting wrestling until Urano came to BASARA to fight him. Hagane was next and he said the same. As the questioning continued, Gouma Ryu was insulted when Maruyama said he is not a wrestler but a lawyer so he shouldn’t be standing inside the ring. Ryu snapped and put Matsuyama in a Cross Armbreaker, making him submit and ending the trial. Urano was declared innocent.


Shaolin Temple Man, Easy Itadaki Matches, Drift BOYZ

May 23, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “NISHI E HIGASHI E 2017”, 31/05/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Karate Chop And Corkscrew Blow, Fusion Of Miracles!: Yukihiro Abe & Yumehito Imanari Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Chikara
2. Shaolin Temple Vs Gatoh Move~ Complete Settlement Match!: Shaolin Temple Man Vs “Kotori”
3. Ganpuro Counting Again: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs GENTARO
4. Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Debut Match: Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Vs Kaori Yoneyama
5. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die! Decisive Battle!: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Ganbare The Great
6. When It Is A Match! Show Me Ganbare Soul!: Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Atsushi Maruyama was originally supposed to be on this show in a match against “Kotori” but he had to pull out for unknown reasons. The mysterious Shaolin Temple Man takes his place.

BASARA “VAJRA 37 WU”, 01/06/2017
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (6) Vs Takato Nakano (0)
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (2) Vs Best Stretchman V3 (2)
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (4) Vs Yusuke Kubo (4)
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA (4) Vs Gouma Ryu (0)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu (2) Vs SAGAT (0)
6. MC.33 & Fuminori Abe Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Shinya

With only two matches left for Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, he is on an easy route to winning his block. The winner of Ryuichi Sekine and Yusuke Kubo will be the only person with a realistic chance of catching up with him. In B Block, FUMA also has an easy chance to tie with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi in first place.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 11/06/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao

The new KO-D Tag Team Champions already have their first defence lined up. Shigehiro Irie’s goal is to keep the titles so he and Kazusada Higuchi can defend them in a YaroZ show. The challengers are Smile Squash but they may be renamed before then. Soma Takao thinks they should not use the name without Yasu Urano who will be out of contract with DDT by then.

BOYZ “DRAMATIC RAIN SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 15~”, 14/06/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao Vs Mizuki Watase & Rekka
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Lady Beard & Shunma Katsumata
3. HARASHIMA Vs Yuki Ueno
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Akito & Masahiro Takanashi Vs KUDO & Makoto Oishi

A mini Team Drift reunion is on the cards as Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao team together for the first time in over a year since that unit disbanded last May.