BASARA Vs Dove Pro Ramps Up

August 8, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “~AT THIS TIME, EXCITEMENT IN ITABASHI~”, 12/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Mizuki Vs Marika Kobashi
2. Syoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Yuu Vs Yuna Manase
4. Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone Vs Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Miyu Yamashita Vs Reika Saiki & Maki Ito

NEO Biishiki-gun have assured their fans that they will be at the show for an autograph session.

BASARA “VAJRA 42 ~FEAST~”, 23/08/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Takato Nakano
2. Yasu Urano Vs SAGAT
3. Trans-Am Appearance! Release, Best Stretchman V3’s Special Move: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Best Stretchman V3
4. BASARA x DOVE All Round Fight: Yusuke Kubo & Gouma Ryu Vs Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma
5. BASARA x DOVE Full Confrontation Elimination Hardcore 8-Man Tag Match: Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kid, Naoki Tanizaki & “brother” YASSHI

The BASARA Vs Dove Pro rivalry is now at full speed with a weekend of shows dedicated to inter-promotional matches.

BASARA “VAJRA 43 ~FEAST~”, 24/08/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yasu Urano Vs Takato Nakano
2. 3 Way Match: FUMA Vs SAGAT Vs Gouma Ryu
3. BASARA x DOVE Full Combat Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Takumi Tsukamoto & Daichi Kazato Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kid & Rey Paloma
4. BASARA x DOVE All Round Fight: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naoki Tanizaki & “brother” YASSHI
5. BASARA x DOVE All Round Fight: Isami Kodaka Vs Kenshin Chikano
6. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryucihi (c) Vs Yusuke Kubo

Oddly enough, Best Stretchman V3 is reverting back to Daichi Kazato for the Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match. Will this be one time only or is he getting ready to move on from the gimmick?

BASARA “VAJRA 44 ~RED~”, 26/08/2017
Aichi Sportiva Arena

1. FUMA Vs Takato Nakano
2. Lawyer Aims For Best Stretchman V3!: Best Stretchman V3 Vs Gouma Ryu
3. Cavalry Vs Sportiva Army: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shinya Ishida & Fuminori Abe
4. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Yasu Urano & Takumi Tsukamoto
5. Isami Kodaka Vs Yusuke Kubo

If Yusuke Kubo wins the Union MAX Title two days earlier, perhaps Isami Kodaka will get a title shot.

BASARA “VAJRA 44 ~BLUE~”, 27/08/2017
Aichi Sportiva Arena

1. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1
4. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs Winners Of Match 2
5. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The names entering the tournament are Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo, Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu, Best Stretchman V3, Gouma Ryu, Takato Nakano and Yasu Urano. The teams and matches will be randomly determined the day before the show.

DNA “DNA 36”, 07/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Dai Suzuki Vs Tanomusaku Toba
2. Shunma Katsumata & Mike Bailey
3. MAO & Rekka Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Full Face

The biker mystery in DNA continues and Naomi Yoshimura seems to be involved in it. The biker, now going by the name Full Face, was unmasked as Dai Suzuki during DNA’s Beer Garden show. But that makes no sense because the biker had interacted with Suzuki in front of the audience earlier in the show. Yoshimura said this is all to make DNA more interesting and he seems to enjoy it. In fact, if anybody attending the event thinks it was a boring show then DNA promises to give them a full refund.


BASARA “VAJRA 37 WU” Results

June 2, 2017

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

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (4) defeated Best Stretchman V3 (2) with the Dodon (7:04).
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA (6) defeated Gouma Ryu (0) with the Heavy Metal Anthem (8:59).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (8) defeated Takato Nakano (0) with the Trans-Am ★ Shooter (6:05).
4. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Shinya defeated MC.33 & Fuminori Abe when Shinya pinned Abe with the Δ Drive (9:02).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (6) defeated Yusuke Kubo (4) with the Ryusetsu (11:17).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu (4) defeated SAGAT (0) with the V Slider (13:13).

Block A Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (8)
2. Ryuichi Sekine (6)
3. Yusuke Kubo (4)
-. Takumi Tsukamoto (4)
5. Best Stretchman V3 (2)
6. Takato Nakano (0)

Block B Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (6)
-. FUMA (6)
3. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
5. SAGAT (0)
-. Gouma Ryu (0)

SAGAT is no closer to getting his first win in this year’s Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~. He fell to Ryota Nakatsu in the main event. Technical wrestling defeated brute force in this contest. Nakatsu joked that his baseball practice at the Tokyo Dome earlier in the day helped him win the match. He now looks ahead to his final group match against Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi.

Cavalry’s success continued with Ryuichi Sekine beating Yusuke Kubo in the semi-main event. Sekine is currently undefeated with two matches left on his schedule.

While MC.33 and Trans-Am ★ Shinya were wrestling, Shinya asked what does the MC stand for? MC.33 said MCs are people who are familiar with music. Suddenly MC.33 transformed the wrestling match into an entrance music quiz. The Trans-Am ★ Family got the questions right and used the moves of Stone Cold and The Rock after correctly guessing their songs. Angry at losing, MC.33 brought out a samurai sword and sliced through the Trans-Am ★ Family. However they got back up as soon as they realised it was a fake sword. They knocked MC.33 out of the ring with a Big Boot and Shinya then pinned Fuminori Abe with the Δ Drive.

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi is almost on the home clear with one match left for him to fight for in Block A. He added a submission move to his repertoire, the Trans-Am ★ Shooter. The rookie Takato Nakano had nowhere to go when he was locked in the move. The only opponent left for him is Ryuichi Sekine. And wouldn’t you know it, Sekine is the only one who can realistically catch up with him at this point.

FUMA came to the show to wrestle but Gouma Ryu wanted to talk about music instead. Ryu said he’s been listening to Dreams Come True and B’z because they make music that anyone can listen to. He wanted to know why FUMA likes heavy metal. FUMA said it is because of people like Ryu and he then attacked him to start the match. Ryu fought back by summoning the power of Tetsuya Komuro and other J-Pop artists. When the match reached its end, FUMA admitted that the music of B’z is close to metal so they’re ok. He then pinned Ryu with the Heavy Metal Anthem.

Best Stretchman V3 thought Takumi Tsukamoto was a monster fisherman because he uses the Fisherman Suplex. Tsukamoto proved him wrong by using the Dodon to beat him. Although he is out of the tournament, Tsukamoto wants to finish his run by beating Yusuke Kubo so he can finish with 6 points.

Isami Kodaka will hold an event celebrating his 15th Anniversary in wrestling at Korakuen Hall on 1st October. The show will feature wrestlers associated with Isami from all over the wrestling industry, not just BASARA.


BASARA “VAJRA 36 ~OSHU HAO~” Results

May 14, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 36 ~OSHU HAO~”, 14/05/2017
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center
118 Fans

1. Yu Iizuka & Hiroshi Kondo defeated Takato Nakano & Keisuke Goto when Kondo pinned Nakano with a Brainbuster (11:06).
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu (2) defeated Gouma Ryu (0) with an Armlock (5:24).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Yusuke Kubo (4) defeated Best Stretchman V3 (2) with a Gedo Clutch (7:32).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (4) defeated Takumi Tsukamoto (0) with the Let’s Combine (11:27).
5. FUMA & Ken45 defeated SAGAT & Agu when Ken45 pinned SAGAT with the BARONESS (15:19).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (4) defeated Isami Kodaka (2) with the Perfect Plex (12:53).

Block A Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (4)
-. Yusuke Kubo (4)
-. Ryuichi Sekine (4)
4. Best Stretchman V3 (2)
5. Takumi Tsukamoto (0)
-. Takato Nakano (0)

Block B Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (4)
2. Isami Kodaka (2)
-. FUMA (2)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (2)
5. SAGAT (0)
-. Gouma Ryu (0)

The third show of the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament was headlined by a rematch of last year’s final. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Isami Kodaka last year to win the tournament and repeated the success and was able to beat him again today as part of the group stage. Hiroshi told Kodaka afterwards that he has his respect but he has to win because he is the No. 1 Gaijin in BASARA!

It’s been a poor start to the tournament for Takumi Tsukamoto. First he loses to Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, next he loses to Ryuichi Sekine. Two defeats in a row against arguably the two toughest wrestlers in Block A is not a good sign for Tsukamoto’s chances to finish in first. Sekine is in good spirits despite feeling in a lot of pain after the match. He thinks his match with Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi at the end of the group stage will determine who will win Block A.

Best Stretchman V3 continues to think his opponents are monsters and he is the superhero sent to vanquish them. His not so secret identity was exposed when Yusuke Kubo unmasked him to avoid the Best Stretch Bomb. Surprise, it’s Daichi Kazato! Kubo pinned him with a Gedo Clutch and Kazato hurriedly covered his face with a shirt to avoid being seen.

Gouma Ryu realised that trying to wrestle properly wasn’t going to work out for him. So inspired by his opponent Ryota Nakatsu, Ryu decided to study MMA to prepare for this match. After all, UFC is selling more PPVs than WWE nowadays and superstars like CM Punk and Batista made the jump over so why not him too? Ryu declared the match was now an MMA fight but the request was not granted. He tried to have an MMA fight anyway and tapped out to an Armlock.


BASARA “VAJRA 35 ~OSAKA CLUB SPRING~” Results

May 4, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 35 ~OSAKA CLUB SPRING~”, 04/05/2017
Osaka Toyonaka City Rose Cultural Hall
290 Fans

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Yusuke Kubo (2) defeated Takato Nakano (0) with a Modified Cross Facelock (9:23).
2. Tatsuhiko Yoshino defeated Ryota Nakatsu with a School Boy (6:32).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (2) defeated Best Stretchman V3 (0) with the Let’s Combine (8:04).
4. Hiroshi du Soleil Vs Infinity!: Buffalo & Tsubasa defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT when Tsubasa pinned SAGAT with La Magistral Cradle (10:25).
5. Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & HUB defeated Gunso & Kabuki Kid when FUMA pinned Kid with the Chair Assisted Heavy Metal Anthem from the Ladder (13:46).
6. Real Style Co., Ltd. Presents Special Single Match: Naoki Tanizaki defeated Isami Kodaka with a Rolling Cradle (12:59).
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (2) defeated Takumi Tsukamoto (0) with the Perfect Five (12:52).

Block A Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (2)
-. Ryuichi Sekine (2)
-. Yusuke Kubo (2)
4. Takumi Tsukamoto (0)
-. Best Stretchman V3 (0)
-. Takato Nakano (0)

Block B Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (0)
-. Isami Kodaka (0)
-. FUMA (0)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (0)
-. SAGAT (0)
-. Gouma Ryu (0)

The 2017 Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament began with all Block A matches today. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi sent a message to the rest of the field with a win over Takumi Tsukamoto in the main event. Ryuichi’s dream opponent for the final is Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. They both think it will be the perfect match. Ryuichi Sekine took Best Stretchman V3 past his breaking point, bending him so far with the Let’s Combine that Stretchman had to submit. The rookie Takato Nakano tried what he could against Yusuke Kubo but a Backbreaker into the Cross Facelock made him tap out.

Naoki Tanizaki found an answer to Isami Kodaka’s European Clutch to grab the victory. The European Clutch was countered when Tanizaki rolled on top of Kodaka and pressed down with all his weight to get the three count. Tanizaki said he has just begun and he hopes to see even more interactions between BASARA and Dove Pro Wrestling in the future.


BASARA “VAJRA 34 ~LION DASH~” Results

April 29, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 34 ~LION DASH~”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
775 Fans

1. Takato Nakano Debut Match: Isami Kodaka defeated Takato Nakano with a Half Crab Hold (6:27).
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial “Best Stretchman V3 In Reverse”: Best Stretchman V3 defeated Gouma Ryu, Atsushi Maruyama and Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Stretchman pinned Ryu with the Best Stretch Bomb (8:01).
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Gingin Boys: YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano defeated FUMA & Hagane when YO-HEY pinned FUMA with the Bamboo Dragon Fly (12:21).
4. Super Pro Wrestling Ring Wars 2017 ~Japan Vs Trans-Am~ True Patriotic Pinfall: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Tanaka defeated Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe when Hiroshi pinned Sekine with the Stars And Stripes Leg Drop (9:17).
5. BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Dick Togo defeated Yusuke Kubo with a Gedo Clutch (9:34).
6. BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Yuji Okabayashi defeated Isami Kodaka with the Argentine Backbreaker (11:28).
7. Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT defeated Gunso & Shoichi Uchida when SAGAT pinned Uchida with the Gore Grind (16:54).
8. Union MAX Title – BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Perfect Five (16:11).
*V1 for Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi.

The 2nd half of today’s Korakuen Hall doubleshot was held by BASARA for their second ever visit to the building. The Trans-Am ★ Family were dominant with wins in both of their big matches. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi successfully defended the Union MAX Title against Ryota Nakatsu in the main event. Ryuichi yelled “C’mon Young Boy!” at Nakatsu as they wrestled but Nakatsu reversed the roles when he hulked up against the champion’s offence late in the match. Sadly for Nakatsu he was knocked loopy with the Luxurious Lariat and Ryuichi put him away with the Perfect Five. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi congratulated Ryuichi after the match and they both spoke in English about the upcoming Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament.

A table, ladder and a pile of chairs were placed in the ring and dub music played over the sound system for the Hardcore Tag Match. After several failed attempts SAGAT finally earned a win over Gunso although he had to pin Shoichi Uchida to do it. Takumi Tsukamoto hit Uchida with the O’Cannon Bomb after Uchida missed a Splash from the top of the ladder. Tsukamoto then held Gunso back while SAGAT pinned Uchida with the Gore Grind.

Gunso wasn’t shaken by his team’s loss. He describes hardcore wrestling like it was a sushi shop and Dove Pro Wrestling’s “sushi” is the best! He wants more BASARA Vs Dove Pro Wrestling matches but wants to hear what BASARA’s “sushi store manager” Isami Kodaka has to say. Kodaka played along with Gunso’s metaphors and called BASARA a family restaurant. Gunso challenged Kodaka to send BASARA wrestlers over to Dove Pro. Kodaka couldn’t agree to it but made a deal with Gunso. BASARA will be holding two shows at Shin-Kiba 1st RING in August, one on the 23rd and one on the 24th. They are offering to book Dove Pro wrestlers to take part in the shows. Gunso accepted and said he will bring the entire roster. Kodaka told him he can’t do that. Gunso must choose who to bring because BASARA can’t afford to pay the travelling expenses for an entire outside roster. Kodaka then warned that he is preparing his best dish for the Dove Pro wrestlers the show. He is preparing SAGAT!

Kodaka went into his match with Yuji Okabayashi knowing that it would be almost impossible to beat him. That turned out to be right but hey at least he tried. Kodaka had a few tricks up his sleeve like trying to goad Okabayashi into throwing Chops that were easy to dodge. He also targeted his leg and was able to Suplex him onto the floor while they were outside the ring. Tatsuhiko Yoshino even begged for Okabayashi to get counted out so it wouldn’t ruin Kodaka’s special day in Korakuen. Okabayashi did not oblige and when he got his hands on Kodaka he didn’t waste his opportunities. Kodaka had some chances here and there like moving away from the Golem Splash and getting a two count with La Magistral Cradle. But Okabayashi caught him with a Power Bomb and lifted him back up into the Argentine Backbreaker for the submission victory. Okabayashi said that power is everything. It doesn’t matter what skill and tricks Kodaka has, Okabayashi will always bounce back with power!

Dick Togo out-wrestled Yusuke Kubo in a match between teacher and student. Togo was one step ahead most of the time and countered Kubo’s Goro Suplex into the Pedigree. Kubo blocked the move but Togo manoeuvred him into a Gedo Clutch for the match winning pinfall. Kubo bowed to Togo after the match. In a backstage interview, Kubo said he was 17 years old when he first met Togo. He is 30 now. He went into this match thinking it was the beginning of the end for him but Togo proved that there is a lot left for him to do.

A true patriotic battle took place as the Trans-Am ★ Family fought Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe. A team could only win when one of their wrestlers used their country’s flag to pin an opponent for the three count. Trans-Am ★ Tanaka was seen for the first time yet wasn’t told about the rules so he went straight for the Minoru Special on Abe. The fans rallied more behind the Trans-Am ★ Family and gave “USA!” chants although they were followed by some “Nippon!” chants afterwards. The family got rid of Masamune & Abe so were able to focus their efforts on Sekine. He couldn’t withstand the numbers game and Hiroshi gave him with a Leg Drop with the Stars And Stripes on top of him to win the match.

The Gingin Boys made quite an entrance, hugging fans of all gender and getting them to place money in their tights and mouths. They scored a big win over IRON PRIEST by isolating FUMA from Hagane. At first FUMA had things in control and hit his big moves on YO-HEY. But a successful dodge led FUMA into a High Kick from Kenshin Chikano. YO-HEY then upped the pressure on FUMA until he pinned him with the Bamboo Dragon Fly, a multiple spinning splash from the top rope.

Court was in session as Best Stretchman V3 was put on trial by Tatsuhiko Yoshino. The two had to be held apart by Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama when they were all in the ring. Stretchman was accused of defamation when he called Yoshino a monster at the last BASARA show in Shin-Kiba. Ryu defended Stretchman by claiming his words were never meant to be taken under offence. He explained that Yoshino was an orthodox wrestler in Guts World but developed into a monster when he moved up to Big Japan. Yoshino disagreed and felt it was still meant to be an insult. Things took a turn when Maruyama pointed out that Ryu’s mother was in the audience. Ryu then took out one of his handwritten notes and read it to everyone. He said that he studied hard to become a lawyer so it would please his mother. But the work he did was so hard that he became a pro wrestler to bring him some relief. He hid this from his mother for so long that it became unbearable and he finally wanted her to learn the truth! Everyone was touched by this except for Yoshino. He attacked Ryu and told Maruyama to join in. Stretchman came to the rescue and fought them off. Ryu shook his hand as thanks but Stretchman then gave him the Best Stretch Bomb for the three count. Stretchman was declared Not Guilty by the judge.

Kodaka welcomed BASARA’s newest wrestler Takato Nakano by being his opponent for his debut match. Nakano wore a purple “Buddha-style” costume and was put through his paces by the veteran Kodaka. He was able to catch Kodaka with a Christo and a Wheelbarrow Facecrusher but otherwise it was all Kodaka in this match. Nakano tapped out to the Half Crab, as is tradition for debut matches in Japan. Kodaka encouraged Nakano to get back to his feet on his own after the match.


BASARA “VAJRA 32 ~SPRING BAMBOO AFTER RAIN~” Results

April 6, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 32 ~SPRING BAMBOO AFTER RAIN~”, 06/04/2017
Yokohama Nigiwai-za Noge Share
101 Fans – No Vacancy

1. IRON PRIEST Vs Double ★ Trans-Am: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo defeated Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Abe when FUMA pinned Abe with the Heavy Metal Anthem (8:59).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: PSYCHO defeated Gouma Ryu and Konaka = Pale One when PSYCHO pinned both Ryu and Konaka with the High Fly Bomb (8:49).
3. Hardcore Match: Gunso defeated Takumi Tsukamoto with the Jorge Clutch (13:31).
4. Episode 2 – Death Penalty Of Best Stretchman V3: Isami Kodaka defeated Best Stretchman V3 with the European Clutch (8:42).
5. Cavalry Vs Hiroshi du Soleil: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT when Nakatsu submitted SAGAT with the Cross Armbreaker (12:42).

Ryota Nakatsu sent a message to Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi after the main event. Nakatsu said he is gaining confidence and in good shape but he didn’t get what he wanted today because Ryuichi wasn’t here. He wondered if Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi is related to Ryuichi Kawakami because he saw Kawakami carrying the Union MAX Title at a Big Japan show earlier in the week. No matter, Nakatsu will take the title from whichever Ryuichi at Korakuen Hall instead.

Nobody got a bigger hero’s welcome on this show than Best Stretchman V3. His entrance had loads of streamers and plenty of people cheering for him. His opponent Isami Kodaka couldn’t help but say how funny the situation was. The two traded stretching submission holds until Kodaka caught Stretchman with the European Clutch for the win. It was at that point when Stretchman discovered that you will lose a wrestling match by having your shoulders pinned down for three seconds. He thanked “Hardcore Samurai” for a great learning experience and now he understands the rules of pro wrestling.

Gunso’s dominance in BASARA Hardcore Matches continued with a big victory over Takumi Tsukamoto. Gunso ambushed him before the match then fought back and forth with chairs and a ladder. Tsukamoto tried to hit the Tiger Suplex but Gunso countered it into a School Boy for a nearfall. When Tsukamoto kicked out Gunso turned the move into a Jorge Clutch and this time got the three count.

PSYCHO was put on trial accused of using multiple identities to exploit promotions out of their fight money. PSYCHO would allegedly disguise himself as mute wrestlers even though he can plainly speak. His opening comments simply involved him mumbling about baseball. Gouma Ryu’s defence was PSYCHO cannot wrestle because he is an ordinary man and ordinary men do not wrestle. Konaka = Pale One objected and called Ryu an ordinary man who wrestles. Ryuichi Sekine and Isami Kodaka were brought in as witnesses. Kodaka accused PSYCHO of attempting to murder him with a Choke Slam one time in K-DOJO. When Ryu heard this he refused to defend PSYCHO any further. This led to PSYCHO attacking both Ryu and Konaka and he pinned both of them with the High Fly Bomb. The judge declared PSYCHO was Not Guilty.

The newest member of the Trans-Am unit did not make a good first impression. Trans-Am ★ Abe came out wearing sunglasses and a leather jacket, acting like he was The Rock. The leather jacket turned out to be his downfall because it would not come off properly when he gestured for the People’s Elbow. He bungled the move and missed, allowing IRON PRIEST to put him away. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi yelled “You’re Fired!” at Abe after the match. Abe begged for one more chance. Hiroshi offered to give him one but only if Abe kisses his ass. Abe abandoned his pride and kissed Hiroshi’s ass but was then given the Stunner. Hiroshi then announced that Trans-Am ★ Tanaka will debut as the group’s newest member on 29th April.

There is a new rookie in BASARA who is ready to make his debut. Takato Nakano introduced himself at the beginning of the show. Nakano is 22 years old and describes himself as not the dexterous type. He was surprised when Isami Kodaka entered the ring and announced he will be Nakano’s opponent for his debut match on 29th April.


TAVERN WRESTLING “ALCOHOL MANIA 2017” Results

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.