BASARA “BASARA 79 ~FEAST~” Results

October 11, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 79 ~FEAST~”, 05/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
243 Fans

1. Manabu Hara, Jun Masaoka & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano when Masaoka pinned Nakano with the Trace Kick (12:12).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Michael Wolf defeated Gouma Ryu and Banana Senga when Wolf pinned Senga with the Blue Thunder (6:49).
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo defeated Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon when Hiroshi pinned V3 with the Halasana (9:28).
4. Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).
5. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Brahman Brothers!: Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated FUMA & SAGAT when Kei pinned SAGAT after the Five Body Dissatisfaction (8:30).
6. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) defeated Daiki Shimomura with the V Slider (13:58).
*V1 for Ryota Nakatsu.

Ryota Nakatsu was sombre in victory after his first successful Union MAX Title defence. Daiki Shimomura has changed since he came to BASARA. They had an exciting match for the title but Nakatsu isn’t ready to lose to him yet. With no trouble brewing between them, Nakatsu encouraged Shimomura and the rest of Sento Minzoku to go beat Ganbare☆Wrestling at their next show. Nakatsu raised a toast on his own to end the show and said he felt lonely. He knows that somewhere Isami Kodaka is watching. Nakatsu is here waiting for him. Kodaka can feel confident in Nakatsu leading BASARA in his absence.

The Brahman Brothers are back to make a mess in BASARA. They did their bowling ball and suitcase spot but FUMA & SAGAT later turned the tables and did the same spot to them. They lifted up Brahman Kei for a double Razor’s Edge move called the Crucifixion Of Death but Brahman Shu stopped them by throwing powder in their faces. They later blinded SAGAT with the black India Ink and pinned him with the Five Body Dissatisfaction pinning combination. The Brahmans led a “Heavy Metal” chant after they won.

Without a shadow of a doubt, Minoru Fujita is definitely a member of Sento Minzoku. He has a tail now so it is undeniable. Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine couldn’t beat Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe within the time limit. Both teams demanded extra time to be added. They even did push ups and squats to prove to the referee that they were all still able to continue. Their appeal was interrupted when suddenly Ken Ohka & Shota from Ganpro ran into the ring and attacked Sekine! Ohka grabbed the microphone and was about to speak when Daiki Shimomura blindsided him with a Missile Dropkick knocking him out of the ring. Sekine regrouped with Shota outside and declared Ganpro’s upcoming match with Sento Minzoku to be an all out fight! They’re even willing to fight outnumbered 3 Vs 2 now that Fujita is involved with them. Fujita taunted the Ganpro duo and reminded them of their history together. Ohka attempted to get in the ring but Shimomura kicked him off, forcing Ganpro to retreat. Sekine then properly invited Fujita to join Sento Minzoku, placing his red hoodie over his back. Fujita accepted the invitation.

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi convinced Best Stretchman V3 to try out some yoga stretches. When V3 went into the Halasana position where he lies on his back and rolls onto his shoulders by lifting his legs, he felt so relaxed that he fell asleep. Hiroshi then gently pinned him for the three count.

The former Banana Senga returned to this form so he could participate in the Reversal Pro Wrestling Trials again. However his transformation wasn’t entirely complete because he still had the Stretch Man Man hook worn over his hand. American wrestler Michael Wolf was under trial for fraud. Apparently they thought Wolf was Ryuichi Sekine in disguise. Both Senga and Gouma Ryu attacked Wolf thinking he was a fake foreigner. Wolf hit them with a Double Lariat and pinned Senga with the Blue Thunder to prove his innocence. Wolf then called the both of them fake lawyers and fake wrestlers in Japanese.

FUMA will take on The Great Sasuke in the main event of “FUMA FEST VOL.2” on 8th December. FUMA doesn’t like how Sasuke used a song from the movie “Anvil” as his entrance music years ago. FUMA thinks that song was boring so he wants to give Sasuke a real lesson in heavy metal!

An update was given for Isami Kodaka’s current health. He was allowed to leave his hospital earlier than planned but it is unknown when he will be fit to return to the ring.


BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LUYANG NO HOKO~” Results

September 21, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LUYANG NO HOKO~”, 21/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
860 Fans

0. Special Dark Match ~ Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry! Season 2: Yasu Urano defeated Gouma Ryu with a Running Neckbreaker Drop (4:38).
1. Manabu Hara & Jun Masaoka defeated Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT when Hara submitted SAGAT with a Chickenwing Armlock (7:49).
2. Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man defeated Daiki Shimomura, Akiyori Takizawa & Takato Nakano when V3 pinned Nakano after the Double Stretch Kick (7:34).
3. Takumi Tsukamoto 9th Anniversary Memorial Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Toru Sugiura defeated Kazuki Hashimoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Tsukamoto pinned Yoshino with the Zudon (10:48).
4. Cielo Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Don Fujii, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe defeated FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji when Sekine submitted FUMA with the Let’s Combine (13:07).
5. Hardcore Cage Match: Masashi Takeda defeated Isami Kodaka with the Reverse U Crash (11:28).
6. Yoga Vs Aikata! Tag Showdown!: Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura when Fujita pinned Hiroshi with the Samson Clutch (11:06).
7. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu defeated Naoki Tanizaki (c) with the V Slider (16:35).
*Naoki Tanizaki fails in V3. Ryota Nakatsu becomes the 11th Union MAX Champion!

BASARA’s return to Korakeun Hall ended in joy because Ryota Nakatsu is now the new Union MAX Champion! It was a challenge for him to dethrone Naoki Tanizaki. He had to kick out of both the Reverse Implant and the regular Implant back to back to stay in the match. Nakatsu shouted out Ryuichi Sekine’s name as he mounted his comeback. This led to Nakatsu putting Tanizaki in the Let’s Combine submission hold. Tanizaki kicked out of the V Slider but was then trapped in the Crescent Moon half crab hold. Nakatsu eventually let go of the hold and wore down Tanizaki with Buzzsaw Kicks before putting him away with another V slider.

Sekine was the first person to congratulate Nakatsu on becoming the champion. He also came to the conclusion that now is the time for Cavalry to split up. There is nothing negative behind this decision, Sekine thinks it should happen because he wants to challenge Nakatsu for the belt. In order to become even stronger, they must fight each other eventually. Nakatsu agreed and accepted the split but he ensured everyone they will still get along as friends. Nakatsu said he was glad to discover pro wrestling and join BASARA and today he has become BASARA’s top wrestler! He cut himself off thinking that Isami Kodaka would give a different opinion but Kodaka communicated to him that he can’t speak and had to go to the hospital. More on that below.

Last May Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura were opponents. Today they became tag partners. Meanwhile Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita wrestled in matching black and white gear that they recently debuted in Michinoku Pro. They both puy Hiroshi & Nishimura in Sleeper Holds but the Yoga team peacefully resisted the moves by meditating. The referee wanted them to show movement so he began a ten count. Hiroshi woke up and fought back against Fujita. However Hidaka decided to join in with Nishimura’s meditation. Hiroshi tried to put Fujita in a Cobra Twist but it was countered into the Samson Clutch, giving Fujita the pinfall victory. After the match Fujita was now deeply meditating and wouldn’t budge no matter who kicked him so he had to be carried to the back, still in his yoga pose.

Unfortunately Kodaka didn’t come out of the Hardcore Cage Match in one piece. The chair shots and cage smashes took their toll and left Kodaka with a fractured jaw. Kodaka tried to sneak by with a win with the European Clutch but Masashi Takeda kicked out of it. Takeda then struck Kodaka with a steel can and pinned him with the Reverse U Crash. The two signalled afterwards that they want another match against each other sometime.

Don Fujii enjoyed his time at BASARA today. He described his team with Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe as if they’ve been friends for 20 years. They were like senior high school students today even though Sekine and Abe went to high school decades after Fujii did. The team were rewarded with alcohol by the match sponsor Cielo.

Takumi Tsukamoto got to celebrate his 9th wrestling anniversary with a few of his friends from Big Japan and FREEDOMS. Tsukamoto teamed with Toru Sugiura to beat Kazuki Hashimoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino. The four of them reminisced backstage about their early years as rookies after the match. Tsukamoto came out of it feeling blessed that he was strong both mentally and physically to advance past his early career and become what he is today 9 years later. He thinks he might bring back the wrestling class of 2009 for his 10th anniversary.

Daiki Shimomura did what Kodaka asked of him and attached a tail to his costume. Takato Nakano also made his entrance carrying a samurai sword given to him by Kodaka. The Best Stretchmen promoted their new T-shirts then made Stretchman Man remove the hook from his hand for everyone’s safety. He later put the hook back on to do his finisher but Best Stretchman V3 stopped him so they could all do their stretch pose instead. Akiyori Takizawa & Takato Nakano interrupted the pose with Dropkicks but Nakano got singled out and was slashed by Stretchman Man’s hook. He was then pinned with the Double Stretch Kick by the V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon.

Yusuke Kubo entered to a new theme song. He was able to save SAGAT from defeat a couple of times but was taken out by Jun Masaoka’s Thrust Kick. That left SAGAT with no choice but to submit when Manabu Hara put him in a Chickenwing Armlock.

Before the dark match began, Gouma Ryu entered the ring with Sekine for last minute training. Sekine taught Ryu how to do a Wristlock and Ryu was able to use it move against Yasu Urano. Ryu also asked the audience to point at the video screen whenever Ryu spun his finger around so Urano would get distracted. That way Ryu can do his Running Neckbreaker finisher. Urano did fall for the trick but he dodged the Running Neckbreaker and gave Ryu his own version of the move to win.


BASARA “BASARA 76 ~FEAST~” Results

August 20, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 76 ~FEAST~”, 20/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
223 Fans

1. FUMA & SAGAT defeated Takato Nakano & Daiki Shimomura when FUMA submitted Nakano with the Iron Maiden (10:18).
2. Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Gouma Ryu & Yasu Urano when Stretchman Man pinned Ryu after the Stretch Kick (10:47).
3. Isami Kodaka & Minoru Fujita defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo when Kodaka pinned Kubo with an Inside Cradle (13:56).
4. Official Tag No. 1 Decision Battle: Ikuto Hidaka defeated Fuminori Abe with the Stray Dog High Kick (16:20).
5. Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine defeated Naoki Tanizaki & Manabu Hara when Sekine pinned Hara with the Dragon Kick (13:44).

The Dove Pro team tried to protest the result by saying Manabu Hara kicked out before three but the result stood. Naoki Tanizaki wanted to provoke Ryota Nakatsu after the match but Nakatsu was able to annoy him with his replies instead. Ryuichi Sekine wished Nakatsu the best of luck in winning the Union MAX Title on 21st September and he rallied the crowd to give Nakatsu a toast to show their support.

Ikuto Hidaka defeated Fuminori Abe in a match between the current NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champions in ZERO1. There were no bad feelings by either man over the result after the match.

The former Hercules Senga/Banana Senga has transformed into Stretchman Man! He wrestles in his own Best Stretchman costume and also has a large hook over his right hand. Best Stretchman V3 called the transformation a perfect remodel of a wrestler. Stretchman Man used his hook to slash across Gouma Ryu’s chest. He then commanded the two other Stretchmen to finish Ryu off with the double Stretch Kick. V3 told the fans that the strongest trio in BASARA history is now born!

FUMA promoted “FUMA FEST VOL.2” happening on 8th December. He admitted there are no bands or wrestlers booked yet. There isn’t even a date decided for tickets to go on sale. But he is still enthusiastic about the event.


DDT Plans For The Rest Of August

August 13, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #14”, 14/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Soma Takao Vs Mizuki Watase
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ryan Davidson & Facade
1. Akito & Gota Ihashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Yuki Iino
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Meiko Satomura Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi & Cherry
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
4. Road to King Of DDT 2018 3rd Round 4 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & MAO Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata
5. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie

Shigehiro Irie returns to DDT after a let’s say, minor setback during his latest tour of America. He has the KO-D Openweight Title back but I don’t think everyone will be happy enough to forget about what happened.

Shunma Katsumata was supposed to be on the show teaming with Akito but he is out of action with an orbital fracture. Katsumata is expected to miss one or two months before he is cleared to return. Gota Ihashi takes his place in the tag match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENMUSU~”, 18/08/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre No. 2

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Cherry Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Akito & Mizuki
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Ueno
4. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Antonio Vs Pale One For The First Time In 42 Years! Nagoya Specialty Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Konaka = Pale One
6. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kouki Iwasaki
7. King Of DDT 2018 Best 8 Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO

With the King Of DDT Quarter Finals near DDT is putting the final eight in a variety of tag matches to build up anticipation for the big finale. First up are the two tag team pairings left in the tournament.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONDOYAKI~”, 19/08/2018
Osaka Nishi Kumin Center

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Akito Vs Kouki Iwasaki
3. My Study Of Toughness ~ Yuni’s Study Of Freedom: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Yuni Vs Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi
4. The Heartfelt Woman’s Compassion Is The Greatest Humiliation For A Man! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs KUDO & Kazusada Higuchi
6. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
7. King Of DDT 2018 Best 8 Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Keisuke Ishii

The second part mixes up the four singles participants.

BASARA “BASARA 76 ~FEAST~”, 20/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. FUMA & SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano & Daiki Shimomura
2. Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Third Best Stretchman? Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Gouma Ryu & Yasu Urano
3. Isami Kodaka & Minoru Fujita Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo
4. Official Tag No. 1 Decision Battle: Fuminori Abe Vs Ikuto Hidaka
5. Naoki Tanizaki & Manabu Hara Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine

Daiki Shimomura is the newest full time member of BASARA.

Banana Senga is meant to transform into a Best Stretchman at some point so I guess he is the third man here.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Mike Bailey Vs MAO
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: HARASHIMA Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii
5. Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Taiyo Kea Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

Say what you want about the Irie situation but DDT isn’t punishing him for it. He gets to team up with Taiyo Kea for the first of two Korakuen Hall shows later this month.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 26/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 1 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 2
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 3 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 4
3. Special Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami & Antonio Honda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Ueno
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Final: X Vs X

Meanwhile on Night 2, Antonio Honda gets to team with Tatsumi Fujinami. Will we get a Gongitsune Dragon Screw for the occasion?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “CAN YOU CELEBRATE? 2018”, 29/09/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Kouki Iwasaki

Kouki Iwasaki has decided to join Ganbare☆Wrestling and he already has a list of things to do. First up is to get his match with Shuichiro Katsumura. They were originally supposed to face off on New Year’s Eve when Ganpro was in Saitama Super Arena but Iwasaki pulled out with the flu.


BASARA “VAJRA 73 ~REIGN SUPREME~” Results

July 12, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 73 ~REIGN SUPREME~”, 12/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE
360 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano defeated Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa when Tsukamoto submitted Nakano with a Crab Hold (10:44).
2. Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry!: Yoshihisa Uto defeated Gouma Ryu with the Reverse Tiger Driver (5:41).
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo defeated Fuminori Abe, Manabu Hara & Takuya Nomura when SAGAT pinned Abe with the Goregrind (12:57).
4. Two Major Renaming Matches – Name Contra Name: Ryuichi Sekine defeated Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi with the Dragon Kick (8:54). (Special Referee: Tsutomu Oosugi)
*Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi must now be renamed Trans-Am ★ Ryuji.
5. Two Major Renaming Matches – Name Contra Name: Best Stretchman V3 defeated Banana Senga with the Explosive Axe Bomber (12:26). (Special Referee: Tsutomu Oosugi)
*Hercules Senga is supposed to be renamed Banana Senga for the rest of his life. Instead he will become a Best Stretchman.
6. Isami Kodaka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match: Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita defeated Isami Kodaka & Naomichi Marufuji when Hidaka pinned Kodaka with the Iwami Ginzan (15:10).
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: Ryota Nakatsu defeated FUMA with the V Slider (17:56).

Ryota Nakatsu defeated FUMA in a wild match to win this year’s Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~! The match found its way outside the ring a couple of time with FUMA Double Stomping Nakatsu along one of the rows. FUMA later climbed one of the nearby counters and jumped off so he could do the Heavy Metal Anthem. Nakatsu moved out of the way and FUMA landed on the floor. Both of them narrowly returned to the ring in time to continue fighting. Nakatsu avoided FUMA’s Jawbreaker Kick and blocked a Wrist Clutch Exploder to gain control of the match. Nakatsu then hit several Buzzsaw Kicks, a German Suplex and finished FUMA off with the V Slider to win. He thanked FUMA for the match and told him they will face each other again someday. Nakatsu received the 500,000 yen prize money and passed it over to Ryuichi Sekine. He then told everyone his next plan. He wants to challenge for the Union MAX Title at Korakuen Hall on 21st September! He knows Naoki Tanizaki is out there somewhere listening. He better be ready for him!

Isami Kodaka & Naomichi Marufuji did well teaming together but ultimately couldn’t overcome Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita. Kodaka & Marufuji did sandwich Knee Strikes to their opponents and Kodaka even did a Shirauni. Hidaka recovered to stun Kodaka with a High Kick and got the three count with the Iwami Ginzan Gutbuster. All four wrestlers shook hands after the match. Kodaka also appealed for a singles match with Marufuji. Backstage Kodaka and Marufuji joked about the idea. Marufuji said he doesn’t want to do it. Kodaka’s response was he won’t book Marufuji for his 20th Anniversary show. Marufuji said he will buy a ticket and come anyway. In all seriousness, Marufuji was honored to be chosen by Kodaka to be his partner for this big occasion. He doesn’t know if he will come back but Kodaka can always get in contact with him.

There were two gigantic matches with everything on the line today. Never mind the Heaven Summit Final or Kodaka’s Anniversary, there were wrestling names on the line! Tsutomu Oosugi had a busy day by being the referee for both matches. First up, Ryuichi Sekine got the upset victory over Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi. It took some effort but Sekine kept the former MAX Champion down with the Dragon Kick. The result means that Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi must now be renamed Trans-Am ★ Ryuji. He describes today as Armageddon but accepts his fate. He is already teaching the fans how to pronounce his new name.

The 2nd Name Contra Name bout had the stakes reversed. This time the loser between Best Stretchman V3 and Banana Senga would be forced to keep their name for the rest of their life! At first Oosugi didn’t know what side to take. Both wrestlers tried to make him pose with them only for the other guy to cut them off. When Senga pinned Stretchman with his feet on the ropes for leverage, Oosugi refused to count and told Senga he is judging this match fairly. Stretchman began taking the match so seriously that he stripped out of his costume and fought with even more spirit. He put Senga away with the Explosive Axe Bomber. Hercules Senga must now stay as Banana Senga forever! Senga accepted his fate until Stretchman changed his mind. Senga is no longer going to be a banana. Senga is now going to become a Stretchman! Senga protested but V3 knocked him out with the Trigger Point and carried him out of the ring laughing maniacly. Next month will see the debut of a third Best Stretchman! Backstage Gouma Ryu tried to stop them because without Hercules Senga around, the Pro Wrestling Trials no longer have a prosecutor.

Takuya Nomura’s first visit to BASARA saw him pitted against three of the more colorful characters in the Metal Family. He didn’t know what to think of Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi shrugging off his kicks with the power of yoga. Nomura & Manabu Hara’s kicks were able to leave a mark eventually but their reliance on doing them allowed both Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo to vitally counter them with Dragon Screws. SAGAT withstood Fuminori Abe’s Octopus Hold and he hit the Goregrind to win one for the Metal Family.

Gouma Ryu relied heavily on Isami Kodaka distracting the referee to have even a slight chance of beating Yoshihisa Uto. The distractions meant the ref missed Ryu tapping out to a Crab Hold. He also missed Ryu hitting Uto with his law book. Ryu thought he had something when he successfully gave Uto the Running Neckbreaker Drop. It all came crashing down though when Uto cut him off with a Lariat. From there Uto picked up the win with the Reverse Tiger Driver.

The opener saw Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa being fired up to take on the veteran team of Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano. The fire was there, the experience was not. Tsukamoto trapped Nakano in a nasty looking Crab Hold to end the match.


This Month’s Maji Manji Matches, Name Contra Name In BASARA, ALL OUT Joshi

July 2, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #10”, 03/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. NO TV Match: Soma Takao Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda
2. Deliver It To Mari Yaguchi! It Is A 3 Way Match!: Isami Kodaka Vs Sammy Guevara Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Timo Timo Timo Timo Dragons All Together Step!: Ultimo Dragon, Takatimo Dragon, Washitimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Yuki Iino
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Asuka Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Saki Akai
6. Spring Special In The Summer! Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO Vs Masashi Takeda

DDT is mixing up some ideas for this month’s “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” episodes. First up they are bringing in death match specialist Masashi Takeda to take part in a crazy Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match. Kazusada Higuchi’s involvement guarantees a broken table or two. MAO also gets a little out of control in these kind of matches too. Konosuke Takeshita is kind of the odd man out but this is the sort of variety he’s been looking to get into since losing the KO-D Openweight Title.

HARASHIMA has both of his upcoming major opponents involved in his match. He teams with Antonio Honda a week before their DDT Extreme Title match. On the opposing side, Shigehiro Irie is ramping up the pressure against his next intended challenger.

The Timo Timo Timo Dragons are hoping that Ultimo Dragon will want to team with them. The unmasking stuff isn’t going to fly with him.

As soon as Isami Kodaka found out that singer Mari Yaguchi was the special guest for this episode he asked to be a part of the show.

It’s DAMNATION versus DAMNATION in the dark match. Okay, not really. Maybe some day Nobuhiro Shimatani can get officially added to the group as a proper member instead of a gofer boy.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL FIGHT”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Rika Tatsumi
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuu Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase Vs Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino
4. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Miu, Raku & Hinano
5. Sakisama, Azusa Christie & Martha Vs Shoko Nakajima, Yuki Kamifuku & Hikari
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

The 8 year old maid Martha returns to Tokyo Joshi Pro after she was happily reunited with her parents last year. Thing you should look out for here is how Azusa Christie will handle being in a trio. She usually doesn’t like having other women teaming with Sakisama. But Martha is already a trusted member of NEO Biishiki-gun so there shouldn’t be any trouble in the unit.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #11”, 10/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 4th Match: Dick Togo Vs Kota Umeda
3. DDT Extreme Title – Blindfolded Hidden Breasts Death Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Antonio Honda

The Extreme Title is up for grabs in a rematch of the dreaded stipulation from November 2013. Both HARASHIMA and Honda will wrestle blindfolded while wearing bras. The goal is to reach out and strip off the opponent’s bra. HARASHIMA won the first time but Honda has gained more experience in similar matches since then, winning one such bout at Sumo Hall in August 2015.

BASARA “VAJRA 73 ~REIGN SUPREME~”, 12/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry!: Gouma Ryu Vs Yoshihisa Uto
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo Vs Fuminori Abe, Manabu Hara & Takuya Nomura
4. Two Major Renaming Matches – Name Contra Name: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Ryuichi Sekine (Special Referee: Tsutomu Oosugi)
5. Two Major Renaming Matches – Name Contra Name: Best Stretchman V3 Vs Banana Senga (Special Referee: Tsutomu Oosugi)
6. Isami Kodaka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match: Isami Kodaka & Naomichi Marufuji Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: FUMA Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Two different Name Vs Name matches are taking place on this show. Best Stretchman V3 and Banana Senga will be fighting to escape their gimmicks. The loser will be forced to stay as they are for the rest of time. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi and Ryuichi Sekine are trying to rename each other Ryuji. The loser of that will have to change their name from Ryuichi to Ryuji. Tsutomu Oosugi is assigned as the referee for both matches.

DNA “DNA 46 ~OSAKA’S FIRST EXPANSION! WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE DNA?~”, 16/07/2018
Osaka Konohana Community Hall

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani, Daiki Shimomura & Koju Takeda Vs Katsumi Oribe, Yuto Kikuchi & Yuki Aoki
2. Kouki Iwasaki & Tomoya Hirata Vs Brian Aki & Rekka
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs MAO & Rising HAYATO
4. Shunma Katsumata Vs TORU
5. Kota Umeda Vs Sammy Guevara
6. Irie-gun Vs Naomi Kingdom!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo
7. DNA Naniwa Summit Decisive Battle!: Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Kota Umeda Vs Sammy Guevara should be a good one.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2018”, 22/07/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. T2HiJoshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Korakuen Super Hot Whirlpool!~: Francoise☆Takagi, Margaret★Owashi & Kazuko Hirata Vs Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Carousel❤Shun
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA
*HARASHIMA will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

ALL OUT are being put through an experiment to prepare for their KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence against the Sendai Girls. They won’t be wrestling on 22nd July. Instead their cousins Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Carousel❤Shun will come in to take on another set of DDT cousins in a match they will probably get away with calling a “joshi” bout.

The “DAMNATION DIVA” Asuka and “The Vengeful One” Alex Ace will be on the show. Ace is a 31 year old Spanish wrestler originally trained by Joe E. Legend and now learning his trade from Angelico. He is 209cm high and weighs 115kg.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #12”, 24/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Jun Kasai & Daisuke Sasaki
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako & Cassandra Miyagi

This isn’t going to be a friendly day out between ALL OUT and Sendai Girls. Meiko Satomura made it clear that ALL OUT are now enemies in her eyes. ALL OUT’s plan to defend the titles against outsiders may end at the starting blocks if they don’t take this match seriously.

The last couple of times Daisuke Sasaki and Jun Kasai were in the ring together they were rivals. Now they have to be on the same page to fight Irie-gun.


BASARA “VAJRA 72 ~FEAST~” Results

June 28, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 72 ~FEAST~”, 28/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
251 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe defeated Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa when Abe submitted Nakano with the Manjigatame (10:13).
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Gouma Ryu defeated Aaron Anders & Daiki Shimomura when Tsukamoto pinned Shimomura with the Zudon (9:50).
3. Best Stretchman V3 This Is The Real Final Chapter “Banana Senga’s Last Day”: Banana Senga & Noko Kaijin Let’s Combine defeated Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon when Senga pinned V3 with an Inside Cradle (6:43).
4. Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita defeated Trans-Am ★ Tomato, SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo when Kodaka pinned SAGAT with a Moonsault (14:05).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi-Final: FUMA defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with the Iron Maiden (15:26).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi-Final: Ryota Nakatsu defeated Yasu Urano with the V Slider (19:51).

The final of the 2018 Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ is set. FUMA faces Ryota Nakatsu on 12th July. Nakatsu was up for the challenge against the much more experienced Yasu Urano. He fought out of the Modern Times cradle and got the win with the V Slider. FUMA defeated his Metal Family stablemate Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi by rendering him unconscious with the Iron Maiden. The move is the same submission hold as Daisuke Sasaki’s Crossover Facelock. When Hiroshi recovered, FUMA shook his hand then Hiroshi raise FUMA’s hand in victory so there is no ill will between them.

When the main event was done, FUMA entered the ring and offered a handshake to Nakatsu. However Nakatsu ignored FUMA so he could give his own handshake to Urano outside the ring. FUMA asked again and Nakatsu blew him off a second time. Nakatsu told FUMA he won’t shake his hand before their match. FUMA snapped and attacked Nakatsu while screaming “I will win!” When he left the ring Nakatsu was helped back to his feet by Ryuichi Sekine. Nakatsu promised to win the tournament so he can share the 500,000 yen prize with Sekine.

Isami Kodaka has been practising Moonsaults during the week. It paid off because that move won the 6-Man Tag match for his team.

Ryuichi Sekine decided to fit in with Banana Senga by putting on a yellow suit and becoming the monster farmer Noko Kaijin Let’s Combine! Senga snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when he pinned Best Stretchman V3 after Senga was hit with the Diving Best Stretch Kick. Senga declared that he has won the final battle so he is now quitting the gimmick. He then remembered that he has another match against Best Stretchman V3 scheduled for 12th July. They agreed to a final stipulation. The loser will be forced to keep their gimmick for the rest of their life!

Sekine also found out he will be facing Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi on the same show in a Name Contra Name match. The loser must change their name from Ryuichi to Ryuji. Tsutomu Oosugi has agreed to be the referee for both stipulation matches.