Princess Cup And Heaven Summit Finals, NEO Biishiki-gun Taunts Bakuretsu Sisters, O-40 Championship

June 26, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 07/07/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi-Final: Mizuki Vs Natsumi Maki
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi-Final: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Yuna Manase
3. Mina Shirakawa Vs Pom Harajuku
4. Nodoka Tenma, Raku & YUMI Vs Yuki Kamifuku, Himawari Unagi & Makoto Kiryu
5. Sakisama & Misao Vs Yuki Aino & Mirai Maiumi
6. Shoko Nakajima, Rika Tatsumi & Hikari Noa Vs Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Miu Watanabe
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

Two tournament finals take place in the same building on 7th July. The Tokyo Princess Cup is up first with Mizuki, Natsumi Maki, Yuka Sakazaki and Yuna Manase as the final four.

BASARA “BASARA 100 ~TENKA ISHIN~”, 07/07/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Special Single Match: Daichi Kazato Vs Best Stretchman V3 (Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi)
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: Isami Kodaka Vs Minoru Fujita

Afterwards we then get the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ final with two members of Sento Minzoku facing off. Isami Kodaka and Minoru Fujita have known each other for over 18 years but Kodaka has never gotten an opportunity to truly surpass Fujita until now.

The spirit of Best Stretchman V3 has left Daichi Kazato for a new host, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi! Can the newly formed Perfect Best Stretchman V3 be stopped?

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “RAINBOW PINK IN NAGOYA”, 13/07/2019
Aichi Nagoya Sports Plaza Third Stadium

1. Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

The new Tokyo Princess Tag Team Champions get their first challengers. The Bakuretsu Sisters are a united force but mind games are already being played against them. Sakisama says Yuki Aino can’t do anything without her sister’s help while Misao keeps calling Nodoka Tenma a pig, something that past members of NEO Biishiki-gun have done back when Tenma was Nodoka-oneesan.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

0. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Presents Exhibition Match: Kota Umeda Vs Keigo Nakamura
0. Nihon Partner Kaikei Services Presents Tokyo Joshi Pro Under Match: Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi
1. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
3. DNA First Life Alumni Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2019: Saki Akai Vs Yoshiko
5. Windmill Suplex 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki Vs Yukio Naya
6. O-40 Title – Weapon Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine
7. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Danshoku Dieno
8. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Kurochan Vs Yoshiaki Yatsu Vs Shiro Koshinaka Vs Furitsuke Kamen Vs Joey Ryan Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Pokotan Vs Yuki Kamifuku
9. DDT Extreme Title: Akito (c) Vs Asuka
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Souken Holdings Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Tako (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano
11. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACK OUT Presents: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Sanshiro Takagi is on the card and he has Super Sasadango Machine to thank for it. Maybe TAJIRI too. There was a tweet from TAJIRI sent over the weekend talking about how there are different tiers of wrestling as an art form. Sasadango was offended on Takagi’s behalf when TAJIRI labelled comedy wrestling as third rate, although Takagi does not think for a moment that he was the intended target of that opinion. Even if this is a misunderstanding, Sasadango wants a match with Takagi at DDT’s biggest show of the year to prove that Takagi is anything but a third rate wrestler. He is even taking himself out of the Battle Royal to put this match together. Takagi is grateful for the opportunity and asks that their match will be a Weapon Rumble!

That’s not all, Sasadango brought up that there are now many pro wrestlers who are active in their forties including himself, Takagi and TAJIRI. He wants to inspire the DDT fans from the same age group that they can still do their best. To do this there should be a new championship. There used to be a U-30 Title for wrestlers under thirty years olds to fight over, now there should be an O-40 Title for the wrestlers over forty! Takagi thinks the idea is interesting and agrees that the winner of their match will become the first champion. After all, Takagi wants his pro wrestling to change everyone’s life and he also still wants to be a champion. Sasadango also suggested that the loser should reply to TAJIRI’s tweet.

DDT “ROJO PRO WRESTLING IN TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2019”, 02/08/2019
Tokyo Odaiba SMILE GARDEN Stage

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Falls Count Anywhere Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Maki Itoh Vs Hikari Noa Vs Miu Watanabe Vs Raku

DDT returns to the Tokyo Ido Festival and they are bringing the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title with them. Whoever the champion is has to be at the festival to defend the belt.


BASARA “BASARA 99 ~BANQUET~” Results

June 25, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 99 ~BANQUET~”, 25/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
251 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 3 Way Tag Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo and Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino when Sekine submitted Nakano with the Let’s Combine (8:31).
2. Yasu Urano (Best Stretchman V3), Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Best Stretchman V3) & Gouma Ryu (Best Stretchman V3) defeated Best Stretchman V3 (Daichi Kazato), Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man when Hiroshi pinned V3 after the Double Trigger Slam (5:28).
3. Special Single Match: Kota Umeda defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Umeda Driver (12:06).
4. Sparky Vs Aiseki Tag!: Fumihiro Abe & Ikuto Hidaka defeated Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa when Abe submitted Takizawa with the Manjigatame (11:14).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Modified Samson Clutch (12:14).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Minoru Fujita defeated SAGAT with a Modified Samson Clutch (14:27).

The Heaven Summit final will be an all Sento Minzoku affair with Isami Kodaka and Minoru Fujita both being victorious today. The connection between them was established even further when both of them won their matches with the same move, the Samson Clutch. Fujita used it to beat SAGAT after he blocked the Goregrind with his knees while Kodaka used it to get his win back from Ryota Nakatsu. Kodaka said he has known Fujita for almost 18 years going back to when he wrestled for K-DOJO. He only has gratitude for him and feels he never got an opportunity to truly surpass him until now. Fujita apologised to SAGAT’s fans over his result and said he will be teaching Kodaka all over again when they lock up in the final on 7th July. Kodaka responded he isn’t going to fight for BASARA or Sento Minzoku. He is going to fight in the final for himself. He wished Fujita “Peace & Fuck” before leaving the ring. Fujita’s final words were he still has fight left in him and since he won’t be able to drink much on 7th July, he will get drunk with the fans now instead.

Kota Umeda and Daiki Shimomura embraced after their match. It is the final time the two DNA wrestlers will face each other before Umeda quits wrestling.

The Best Stretchman hood saga is getting out of control. Multiple hoods found their way over the heads of Yasu Urano, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Gouma Ryu during their match. They all transformed into Best Stretchmen and used their powers to beat the original with a Double Choke Slam. It turns out the spirit of Best Stretchman V3 no longer wants to use Daichi Kazato as its host body and was searching all along for a new fit body to possess. It found an ideal host in the form of Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, turning him into Perfect Best Stretchman V3! A match between him and Kazato was made for 7th July.

BASARA’s new independent fan club that will launch soon will be called HOUSE of BASARA.


Umeda’s Classmate Matches, Hirota Replaces Iwata, Yamato The Independent Champion?

June 18, 2019

BOYZ “HARAJUKU KAWAII SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 17~”, 23/06/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Kota Umeda
3. Good Shape Match: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Mizuki Watase Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kouhei Kinoshita & Jun Masaoka
6. The First BOYZ For Being BOYZ Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Makoto Oishi & Akito

Oh hey, Koju Takeda! Been a while since I’ve seen him round these parts. I think this is his first appearance in a DDT related show since the final days of DNA.

DDT & SENDAI GIRLS “ALL OUT X SENDAI GIRL’S PRO-WRESTLING”, 24/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Sakura Hirota Vs Akito
2. Hardcore Match: DASH Chisako Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Chihiro Hashimoto Vs Yuki Iino
4. Meiko Satomura Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Meiko Satomura, Chihiro Hashimoto & DASH Chisako (c) Vs ALL OUT X, X & X

Unfortunately Mika Iwata suffered a neck injury this week and cannot take part in the ALL OUT Vs Sendai Girls show. Sakura Hirota offered to take Iwata’s place when she heard the news. She is not under contract to Sendai Girls but participates in their shows regularly enough to consider the roster her family. She wants Akito to fight her the same way he was going to fight Iwata.

BASARA “BASARA 99 ~BANQUET~”, 25/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man Vs Yasu Urano, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Gouma Ryu
2. Sparky Vs Aiseki Tag!: Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Fumihiro Abe & Ikuto Hidaka
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
4. Special Single Match: Daiki Shimomura Vs Kota Umeda
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Minoru Fujita Vs SAGAT
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Kota Umeda has a few final matches with his DNA class to go through before he quits wrestling. This includes a trip over to BASARA to meet Daiki Shimomura.

The haunted Best Stretchman hood hasn’t been kept under control yet. What if there are more objects like that such as Yasu Urano’s bandana or Gouma Ryu’s lawbook?

DDT “PRO WRESTLING KOKERA OTOSHI! YUKI IINO AND YUMEHITO IMANARI TRIBUTE! DRAMATIC SEISEKI SAKURAGAOKA PRIME MINISTER 2019”, 06/07/2019
Tokyo Seisekiaura Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi Marunage Match: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata (Special Referee: Sanshiro Takagi)

Chris Brookes, Mike Bailey and Yumehito Imanari will be on the show. Yuki Iino is supposed to be too if the show title is anything to believe but his name isn’t on the list yet.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TANABATA~”, 07/07/2019
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Yuki Ueno Marunage Match ~BRAND NEW TOMORROW~ Classmate Farewell Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yuki Ueno

The two tag teams will be decided by a lottery held before the match.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

0. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Presents Under Match: X Vs X
0. Nihon Partner Kaikei Services Presents Tokyo Joshi Pro Under Match: Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi
1. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
3. DNA First Life Alumni Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2019: Saki Akai Vs Yoshiko
5. Windmill Suplex 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki Vs Yukio Naya
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Danshoku Dieno
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Kurochan Vs Yoshiaki Yatsu Vs Shiro Koshinaka Vs Furitsuke Kamen Vs Joey Ryan Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Pokotan Vs Yuki Kamifuku
8. DDT Extreme Title: Akito (c) Vs Asuka
9. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Souken Holdings Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Tako (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

The comedian Kurochan asked for a woman to be included in the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title Battle Royal so he can fight one. DDT answered the request by adding Yuki Kamifuku to the match.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “LAST DANCE IS FOR ME 2019”, 17/07/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Great Conflict That Is Not Over Yet! Momota Family Vs Naoshi Sano: Chikara Vs Naoshi Sano
2. Ganpro Vs P.P.P. Full Battle: Keisuke Ishii Vs Mitomi Masayuki
3. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 20th Champions Decision Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol Vs Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery & Shota
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Hiroshi Yamato

For a man as well traveled in the Japanese scene as Hiroshi Yamato, the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title would be the perfect symbol to represent his status. Yamato believes he can raise the prestige of the championship by defending it across the 50-ish promotions he has wrestled for.

A retired Guts World championship is being resurrected for the feud between GPW and True GUTS-gun. This was Ken Ohka’s idea because he is becoming more and more hungry to be a champion again. Also the high stakes of a title match shows which wrestlers are the ones with real guts.

The newly created P.P.P. Tokyo gets a warm up against one of Ganpro’s best.

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE ~FOLLOW ME, THE DREAM IS STILL AHEAD~”, 15/09/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno

Last year Masahiro Takanashi ran his 15th anniversary show in Ryogoku KFC Hall. The show was so successful that he is doing another show there this September.


BASARA “BASARA 98 ~ASUKAYAMA~” Results

June 17, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 98 ~ASUKAYAMA~”, 16/06/2019
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
160 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano defeated Fuminori Abe & Masato Kamino when Tsukamoto pinned Kamino with a Half Crab Hold (12:55).
2. FUMA (Best Stretchman V3) & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Best Stretchman V3 (Daichi Kazato) & Stretchman Man when FUMA pinned V3 with the Best Stretch Bomber (4:41).
3. Sento Minzoku Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family: Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura defeated SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo when Shimomura pinned SAGAT with the Orange Sunset (10:23).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Ryota Nakatsu defeated Takato Nakano with a Cross Armbreaker (11:45).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Isami Kodaka defeated Tsutomu Oosugi (w/ Banana Senga) with a Modified Forward Roll (20:15).

The Heaven Summit semi-finals are now official. Isami Kodaka and Ryota Nakatsu join Minoru Fujita and SAGAT in the final four. After Kodaka defeated Tsutomu Oosuji, he said BASARA has given him many good rivals but he cannot afford to give away the 500,000 yen tournament prize to anyone else but himself! He also told everyone the new catchphrase he came up with when he was at Game Changer Wrestling earlier this month: “Peace & Fuck!”

Nakatsu was able to counter Takato Nakano’s La Magistral Cradle into a Cross Armbreaker to make him tap. He didn’t take Nakano lightly because Nakano was able to beat Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with a flash pin in the 1st Round. However Nakatsu believes he trains too much for Nakano to ever catch up with him. Now Nakatsu gets to wrestle Kodaka in a singles match for the first time in three months.

If SAGAT thought he was upper tier now with his tournament run then Daiki Shimomura sent him crashing back down to Earth. A surprise Sunset Orange pinned SAGAT for the big tag match upset. FUMA is trying to keep SAGAT motivated by saying he has the prestige of the Iron Family inside him but SAGAT can’t help but feel angry over the result.

The mysterious power of the Best Stretchman hood was shown again in Match #2 when it was passed from wrestler to wrestler, briefly turning them into Best Stretchman V3. FUMA ended up with the hood and he used the Best Stretch Bomber to pin V3/Daichi Kazato. Afterwards FUMA as V3 yelled that everyone was still weak. He ordered everyone to do 666 stretches until Stretchman Man pulled the hood off him.


BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH ~TRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE~” Results

June 9, 2019

BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH ~TRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE~”, 09/06/2019
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki
370 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Masato Kamino with a Backwards Cradle (7:11).
2. Yusukue Kubo & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Best Stretchman V3) defeated Best Stretchman V3 (Daichi Kazato) & Stretchman Man when Hiroshi pinned V3 with the Best Stretch Bomber (4:35).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Minoru Fujita defeated FUMA with a Modified Samson Clutch (11:53).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: SAGAT defeated Yasu Urano with the Goregrind (12:53).
5. Ryota Nakatsu, Takumi Tsukamoto & Fuminori Abe defeated Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura when Abe submitted Shimomura with the Arm Trapped Manjigatame (16:30).
6. Takato Nakano Local Triumph! Special Single Match: Yuko Miyamoto defeated Takato Nakano with the Moonsault Press (14:03).

The local boy was ultimately defeated with a combination of the Somato, the Thunder Fire Bomb and the Moonsault Press. Yuko Miyamoto said it was great to see so many fans turn up for Takato Nakano homecoming. He also thanked everyone in Kurashiki for their full fledged hospitality today. Nakano told everyone he wants to have the best matches in BASARA.

In the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ matches SAGAT overcame some dirty tactics to beat Yasu Urano. The foul came when Urano pushed the referee in the way when SAGAT was going for the Goregrind. He then did a Hurricanrana but SAGAT kicked out and hit the Goregrind on his second try for the three count. The other match saw Minoru Fujita survive long enough against FUMA’s comeback to beat him with the Samson Clutch. SAGAT and Fujita will now face each other in the semi-final on 25th June.

In a confusing turn of events Best Stretchman V3 alerted everyone that he could not wrestle because his hood was missing. Without it he was just Daichi Kazato. A spare hood was found but Yusukue Kubo & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi attacked him and Stretchman Man to start the match. Everyone then found out that whoever wears the hood would transform into Best Stretchman V3! Kubo put it on and began stretching. Hiroshi then put it on and hit Kazato with the Best Stretch Bomber for the finish. Stretchman Man was able to pull the hood off Hiroshi afterwards.


BASARA “BASARA 97 ~BANQUET~” Results

May 29, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 97 ~BANQUET~”, 29/05/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
239 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Takato Nakano defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with the Warrior’s Return (5:30).
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Ryota Nakatsu defeated Yusuke Kubo with a Cradle (9:20).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Isami Kodaka defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Fundo No Tsumi (8:49).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Tsutomu Oosugi (w/ Banana Senga) defeated Takumi Tsukamoto with a School Boy (2:52).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Minoru Fujita defeated Fuminori Abe with a Double Wristlock (10:30).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: FUMA defeated Daichi Kazato with the Jawbreaker (10:17).
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Yasu Urano defeated Masato Kamino with an Inverted Hurricanrana (9:52).
8. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: SAGAT defeated Ryuichi Sekine with the Goregrind (11:35).

The opening show of this year’s Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ began with news that the winner will receive a 500,000 yen cash prize. The big news coming out of the 1st Round is Ryuichi Sekine getting eliminated by SAGAT! The Union MAX Champion couldn’t get the Let’s Combine locked in and that ended up costing him. SAGAT took him down with a Short Range Lariat and pinned him with the Goregrind. SAGAT kept asking himself in his victory speech if this was a dream. The audience cheers made him realise this was real.

Daichi Kazato was in for a bit of a fright when FUMA found the hood belonging to Best Stretchman V3 hidden in Kazato’s tights. FUMA put on the hood for a taunt but suddenly transformed into a Best Stretchman and did his moves! Kazato took the hood back and wore it himself. He also attached a large rubber band from his waist to the ropes to keep him grounded against FUMA’s attacks. That backfired when Kazato dove off the top rope and the band held him back. That allowed FUMA to hit the Jawbreaker kick for the win.

If Minoru Fujita wins the tournament, he wants to spend the 500,000 yen on his own independently produced show using the BASARA roster.

A knee injury early into the match ruined Takumi Tsukamoto’s chances of advancing. He missed a top rope attack and landed on his knee. Tsutomu Oosugi targeted the injury with a low Dropkick and quickly got the pin with a School Boy.

Isami Kodaka used a Double Wrist Clutch Exploder to win against his stablemate Daiki Shimomura. The move is now called the Fundo No Tsumi (Sin Of Rage).

The other big upset in Round 1 was Takato Nakano eliminating the first Heaven Summit winner Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi! Nakano used the Warrior’s Return as a counter for Hiroshi’s Riki Lariat.

The 2nd Round matches are Takato Nakano Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Isami Kodaka Vs Tsutomu Oosugi, Minoru Fujita Vs FUMA and Yasu Urano Vs SAGAT.

Gunso appeared during the show to ask Kodaka when and where the annual summertime rivalry between BASARA and Dove Pro will begin? They agreed to do shows in August. There will also be a prelude bout on 28th July.


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.