“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2017” Results

January 1, 2018

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2017”, 31/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,411 Fans

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Ryota Hama & Soma Takao when Sekimoto pinned Takao after a missed Okido Press from Hama (6:06).
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Kazuki Hashimoto & Akito defeated Kota Sekifuda & Ryota Nakatsu when Akito submitted Nakatsu with the Perfect Figure 4 Leg Lock (4:32).
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Brahman Kei & Daisuke Sasaki (w/ Brahman Shu) defeated Antonio Honda & Takuya Nomura (w/ Jaki Numazawa) when Sasaki pinned Honda after the Syachihoko Clutch (7:21).
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Danshoku Dino & Daichi Hashimoto defeated Keisuke Ishii & Takayuki Ueki when Dino pinned Ueki with the Danshoku Screwdriver (9:53).
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Aoki when Miyamoto pinned Aoki with the Fire Thunder (3:28).
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Uto pinned Yoshino with the Axis Fall (6:34).
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Abdullah Kobayashi & Colt Cabana defeated Minoru Fujita & Shunma Katsumata when Kobayashi submitted Katsumata with a Crab Hold (4:21).
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Great Kojika & Tetsuya Koda Vs Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
8a. Sudden Death – 1 Count Fall: Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Great Kojika & Tetsuya Koda when Takeshita pinned Kojika with a Rope Assisted School Boy (1:38).
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Kazuki Hashimoto & Akito when Higuchi pinned Akito with a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch (1:52).
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Brahman Shu & Daisuke Sasaki (w/ Brahman Kei) defeated Danshoku Dino & Daichi Hashimoto when Shu pinned Dino with a School Boy (8:09).
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto when HARASHIMA pinned Uto with the Somato (9:57).
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Hideki The Brody & Jimmy Takeshita Vs Stan Kobayashi & Colt “Boom Boom” Butcher ended in a No Contest after a Referee Assault (2:17).
12a. Sudden Death – 1 Count Fall: Hideki The Brodie & Jimmy Takeshita defeated Stan Kobayashi & Colt “Boom Boom” Butcher by Countout (2:50).
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi defeated HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto when Sekimoto pinned Miyamoto with the Roll Through German Suplex (9:47).
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Hideki The Brody & Jimmy Takeshita defeated Brahman Kei & Daisuke Sasaki (w/ Brahman Shu) when Takeshita pinned Kei with the Superfly Splash (7:02).
15. TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Match: Kotaro Yoshino, Dinosaur Takuma, Kazumi Kikuta & MAO defeated TAKA Michinoku, Dick Togo, Ryuji Ito & Sanshiro Takagi when MAO pinned Michinoku with a School Boy (13:16).
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi when Suzuki pinned Higuchi with the Double Arm Suplex (12:44).

DDT and Big Japan ended 2017 and begun 2018 with what they usually do at this time every year, a big pro wrestling get together at Korakuen Hall! This year’s tag team tournament was themed around one wrestler from each company joining forces. Every pairing also had their own custom team name too.

Round 1

Sekiguchi-gumi Vs Hamamatsu. The show kicked off with Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi entering the ring both wearing sunglasses and carrying samurai swords. They won over Ryota Hama & Soma Takao in a match where Hama made the most impact. First he squashed Higuchi with a Hip Attack in the corner. But then he squashed Takao by accident when he missed the Okido Press. Sekimoto pinned a lifeless Takao to win. Hama tried to apologise to Takao afterwards but Takao was too afraid to approach him.

Team Hitomishiri Vs Team 14. Pretty simple first round win for Kazuki Hashimoto & Akito. Although Kota Sekifuda dove onto Hashimoto, he was nowhere to be found when Akito locked Ryota Nakatsu into the Perfect Figure 4 Leg Lock. Sekifuda & Nakatsu didn’t get much time in the ring together but they would like to team up again someday, maybe in next year’s tournament.

Charming Dolls Vs Charisma Brahman. Throughout the night the Brahman Brothers switched back and forth to team with Daisuke Sasaki in their matches. For the first match, Brahman Kei was the legal participant. Sasaki gleefully joined in with their act of throwing water at the audience during their entrance. Meanwhile Takuya Nomura wore identical wrestling gear to Antonio Honda and they were accompanied by Jaki Numzawa in their corner. The match broke down into a 6 Way at one point when Brahman Shu and Numazawa got involved in the fighting. Kei accidentally blinded Sasaki with the black ink. Nomura grabbed the Brahmans’ bucket of water and threw it at them in the corner. But Sasaki & Kei rallied to pin Honda with the Crucifix And Jackknife pinning combination. As the Brahmans walked off they had an idea. For the next match they should become Charisma like Sasaki!

Hakai Kyodai Vs With Love And Enthrallment And Reassurance. Keisuke Ishii & Takayuki Ueki came out dressed as Ryu and Zangief from Street Fighter. At first they acted like the characters but Ueki then got so frustrated by Danshoku Dino & Daichi Hashimoto that he pulled out his gun. Ueki held Dino hostage and demanded that they switch tights so he could possess Dino’s Danshoku skills. Unfortunately Ueki slipped off the top rope and crotched himself. Dino, now wearing the Zangief tights, gave Ueki a Zangief style Spinning Piledriver to advance his team to the next round.

Smile Yankee Vs Team Yokohama. The match begun quickly when Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Aoki attacked HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto. But once Smile Yankee isolated Aoki it didn’t take long for them to put him down. Sakaguchi apologised to Aoki for coming up with the reckless plan but Aoki apologised too for being weak.

Yoshino-ka Vs Jikujion. Masahiro Takanashi joined in with Tatsuhiko Yoshino’s local boy gimmick. Yoshihisa Uto carried Isami Kodaka on his shoulders for their entrance but accidentally whacked Kodaka’s head off of the stage. This would happen for all of their matches tonight. Kodaka trusted Uto to carry both him and his victim of a Superplex but Uto struggled to pull it off. He finally succeeded but Kodaka was hurt in the process as if he was given a German Suplex. The move worked well enough to pin Yoshino though.

Shunma To Minoru Vs KobaCabana. Minoru Fujita wanted to sing along with Shunma Katsumata during their entrance but his microphone was switched off for a lot of it. He also wore a strand of barbwire disguised as a headband around his forehead. Sadly their idol behaviour didn’t work and they both submitted to Abdullah Kobayashi & Colt Cabana.

Great To Mago Vs Most Strongest Combi. In a rare occurrence for this tournament, only one match in the entire show went to a time limit draw. The combined skills of Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita were not enough to figure out The Great Kojika in under 10 minutes. Tetsuya Endo tried his best to beat Takeshita for the second time in two days but the time ran out during their skirmish. 1 Count Pinfalls were activated for overtime and Kojika surprisingly came close to pinning Takeshita with the Iron Claw. Shockingly, Suzuki pulled the referee away to stop him from counting. Takeshita then used the distraction to School Boy Kojika and Suzuki held down his feet onto the ropes for leverage. Yes, it took that much cheating to pin The Great Kojika for one second!

Round 2

Sekiguchi-gumi Vs Team Hitomishiri. The first bout of Round 2 ended in quick fashion when Higuchi of all people pinned Akito with a Rolling Leg Clutch. Akito & Hashimoto tried to tap out their opponents with Scorpion Locks and Ankle Locks but it wasn’t enough. Akito promised to keep in touch with Hashumoto through LINE.

Charisma Brahman Vs Hakai Kyodai. This time Brahman Shu was teaming with Sasaki. Also this time the Brahmans dressed like Sasaki and were also armed with plates filled with…well…some sort of foul substance I don’t want to think about. Sasaki accidentally got a face full of it. At one point Dino suddenly started grabbing around his partner and pulled out Ueki’s gun from his pants! Sasaki and the Brahmans stopped him with a traffic sign attack then made him sit onto a chair with the plate of dirt placed on it. Sasaki took out toilet roll to wipe the substance off of Dino’s backside and then rub it into his face. Shu then pinned Dino with a School Boy to end the madness. The Brahmans praised Sasaki for his technique in using the plate.

Smile Yankee Vs Jikujion. Uto again carried Kodaka head first into the entrance stage. Their double team Suplex attempt off the top rope failed when Miyamoto held onto HARASHIMA to keep him on the corner. Uto ended up just giving Kodaka a German Suplex instead. Miyamoto dropped Uto with a Fire Thunder then narrowly rolled out of the way of HARASHIMA’s Somato. That was it for Uto & Kodaka’s run in the tournament.

KobaCabana? Vs Most Strongest Combi?. Due to earlier injuries dealt to everyone involved in this match, both teams had to be replaced. Luckily a bunch of “legends” happened to be in the building and stepped in to fill the gap. Suzuki & Takeshita were replaced by Hideki The Brody & Jimmy Takeshita while Kobayashi & Cabana were replaced by Stan Kobayashi & Colt “Boom Boom” Butcher. The two teams brawled with each other around the ring and then all threatened to attack Yukinori Matsui with their weapons. The match ended in a Double DQ because of the threats and had to be restarted. The four then brawled up towards the crowd and Brodie wrapped his chain around both Kobayashi & Cabana. He held them back while Takeshita crawled back to the ring to win the match by countout. When the match was over they all re-entered the ring and attacked a ringside assistant with their finishing moves.

Japan Indie Grand Prize Awards

Samurai TV and Occupation Of The Indies held their annual Japan Indie Grand Prize awards after Round 2. The MVP Award went to Hideki Suzuki. The Best Bout Award went to the Big Japan match between Masashi Takeda Vs Masaya Takahashi from 17th December. Best Unit went to DAMNATION. Best Show went to Big Japan for their 17th November outdoor event in Ueno Park. Best Newcomer went to Andre The Giant Panda. The Special Achievement Award was given to the late Mr. Pogo.

Semi Finals

Sekiguchi-gumi Vs Smile Yankee. A random drawing put together the semi final matchups. Lariats from Sekimoto & Higuchi were the difference maker. Miyamoto also wasn’t prepared for Sekimoto to roll him into the German Suplex from the ropes.

Charisma Brahman Vs Most Strongest Combi. Remember when I said the madness was over? It came back. Suzuki & Takeshita were still in their legend gimmicks and this time they had Kobayashi & Cabana on their side to combat Sasaki & The Brahmans’ tricks. Kei was isolated from his teammates and was put through the Western Lariat, the King Kong Knee Drop, the Poisoned Elbow Drop and finally the Superfly Splash to lose the match. Sasaki and The Brahmans still threw water at the audience afterwards.

TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Match

The final pro wrestling match of 2017 in Japan was TAKA Michinoku’s 25th Anniversary match. He led a veteran team of K-DOJO, Big Japan and DDT wrestlers to face some of the new generation coming from those companies. MAO became a butt of a joke by being the victim of a never ending Corner Train Attack featuring everyone else in the match, loads of wrestlers who weren’t in the match and even one of the Samurai TV cameramen! Cabana was involved too but he just wanted to take a selfie with MAO. This went on for so long that the countdown to the new year began. In the final seconds Michinoku charged in but MAO rolled him over with a School Boy to pin him right as the clock struck zero! Happy new year!

Final

Sekiguchi-gumi Vs Most Strongest Combi. The tournament final is the first wrestling match in Japan of 2018. Suzuki & Takeshita were now back to normal. Both teams threw all that they had left at each other. It all came down to Higuchi and Suzuki fighting each other. Higuchi hit the Doctor Bomb but it wasn’t enough. Takeshita gave Higuchi a Dragon Suplex and Suzuki followed it up with a Dragon Suplex of his own. Higuchi kicked out! Suzuki then used the Double Arm Suplex and that wasn enough to beat Higuchi. The Most Strongest Combi are the Shuffle Tag Tournament winners! When they were given the rewards Takeshita joked that they only wrestled twice in the tournament this year and still won. Suzuki said he was honoured to fight Sekimoto & Higuchi. He also bragged that he wasn’t feeling tired at all. Sekimoto grabbed the microphone and swore into it.

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DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING VOL. 2” Results

December 30, 2017

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING VOL. 2”, 30/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,050 Fans

1. Costume Change Battle Royal: HARASHIMA defeated Takayuki Ueki with the Somato (14:04).
Order Of Elimination: Man Man Kai Kind, Soma Takao, Ken Ohka, Yuki Ueno, Saki Akia, Ryuichi Sekine, Takayuki Ueki.
2. Dick Togo & Guanchulo defeated Colt Cabana & Antonio Honda when Guanchulo pinned Honda with a Sunset Flip (13:40).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Dick Togo defeated Guanchulo (c) with a School Boy (12:43 pm).
*Dick Togo becomes the 1,280th champion.
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) defeated Mad Paulie, Mad Paulie (Ryota Hama) & Mad Paulie (Nobuhiro Shimatani) when Sakaguchi pinned Paulie (Shimatani) with the Right Knee Of God (9:36).
*V1 for Shuten-dōji.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Colt Cabana defeated Dick Togo (c) with a Backslide Pin (1:12 pm).
*Colt Cabana becomes the 1,281st champion.
4. Runaway Gigantic Combination V Baka Brothers! Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama defeated Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei when Suwama pinned Ke with the Last Ride (10:03).
5. Special Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Masashi Takeda defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Masato Tanaka when Endo pinned Takeshita with the Shooting Star Press (15:35).
6. DDT Extreme Title – 2 Out Of 3 Falls Hardcore Match: Yuko Miyamoto defeated Daisuke Sasaki (c) (29:43).
6a. Daisuke Sasaki defeated Yuko Miyamoto with La Mistica Cross Facelock (12:40).
6b. Yuko Miyamoto defeated Daisuke Sasaki with a Backslide Pin (15:41).
6c. Yuko Miyamoto defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Moonsault (29:43).
*Daisuke Sasaki fails in V9. Yuko Miyamoto becomes the 40th DDT Extreme Champion!

DAMNATION got to take over Korakuen Hall as their prize for winning the Dramatic General Election earlier this year. In the main event Daisuke Sasaki put his DDT Extreme Title on the line against Yuko Miyamoto in a 2 out of 3 falls Hardcore Match. In Fall #1, Sasaki submitted Miyamoto with La Mistica Cross Facelock after doing an Avalanche Power Bomb onto chairs. In Fall #2, Sasaki went high risk with a Diving Elbow onto a ladder. But Miyamoto moved out of the way and used several pinning moves on Sasaki until a Backslide got him the 3 count. Both men went all out in the final fall but Sasaki had a dirty trick up his sleeve. He invited Suguru Miyatake into the ring to hit Miyamoto with a guitar. Miyatake missed and hit Sasaki by accident instead! Despite that, Sasaki kicked out of the pin when Miyamoto hit the Fire Thunder through a table followed by the Moonsault. He hit back with the Pedigree onto chairs and a Diving Elbow but Miyamoto kicked out of that too. Miyamoto kicked out of the flash Hurricanrana and dropped Sasaki with a Tombstone. That seemed to take all that was left away from Sasaki because he could not counter the Springboard Overhead Kick or the Fire Thunder afterwards. One more Moonsault from Miyamoto sealed the deal and we now have a new Extreme Champion! Miyamoto told “Dai-chan” after the match that it was fun but he now proved he was the most Extreme wrestler. What’s extreme to other people is normal to him. He has plenty of Extreme left in him for DDT.

When he left the other DAMNATION wrestlers checked on Sasaki. Tetsuya Endo said that in a short period of time, Sasaki lost the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title and the DDT Extreme Title. He also failed to win the KO-D Tag Team Title. What if Sasaki no longer deserves to be called Charisma? Sasaki agreed. Shuji Ishikawa tried to cheer Sasaki up by telling him to continue working hard. He then sang the SMAP song “The Only Flower In The World”. Sasaki told him to stop. He lost everything going into 2018 but he is still Charisma! In fact, in 2018 Sasaki will become a brand new Charisma!

One week before the D-King Grand Prix begins and Tetsuya Endo is already making a statement by beating Konosuke Takeshita! The result happened when Takeshita’s partner Masato Tanaka went for the Sliding D on Endo as the target. Endo moved out of the way and Takeshita took the blow instead. Masashi Takeda got rid of Tanaka and Endo hit the Shooting Star Press for the three count. Takeshita and Endo will face off one on one in the Grand Prix on 7th January. Endo gained a lot of confidence with this result. He also hopes to wrestle Tanaka one on one someday.

The Violent Giants Vs Brahman Brothers match was interrupted by Dick Togo being chased into the ring by Colt Cabana. Togo was the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion at the time. He crawled underneath Suwama when Suwama was about to give one of the Brahmans the Last Ride. But Cabana caught up to Togo and pinned him to become the new champion. Back to the match and the Brahmans pulled out their usual tricks like Brahman Shu spitting black ink into Suwama’s face. Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama fired back with a Sandwich Lariat. Suwama then grabbed the bottle of black ink and spat it back at the Brahmans. He then pinned Brahman Kei with the Last Ride.

Mad Paulie’s two partners for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match were Ryota Hama & Nobuhiro Shimatani both wearing Paulie facepaint. They came close to winning but Paulie & Hama were wiped out with dives. Yukio Sakaguchi then kicked lumps out of Shimatani until he got the three count. Masahiro Takanashi said that the original Paulie and the chubby Paulie were a strong team but the third Paulie was stupid.

Dick Togo’s mystery partner was his student Diego… No wait, it was Guanchulo! Meanwhile Colt Cabana wore identical gear to Antonio Honda. Honda stopped the match so he could talk about Star Wars, specifically Chewbacca. Togo assisted Guanchulo with a Sunset Flip to win the match then Togo rolled up Guanchulo to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Togo was chased out of the ring by the other wrestlers afterwards.

Everybody in the Battle Royal wrestled in another wrestler’s costume. Yuki Ueno was dressed as Soma Takao. Man Man Kai Kind was dressed as Yuki Ueno. Soma Takao was dressed as Man Man Kai Kind. Saki Akai was dressed as Ken Ohka. HARASHIMA was dressed as Gota Ihashi. Ken Ohka was dressed as HARASHIMA. Takayuki Ueki was dressed as Saki Akai. Ryuichi Sekine was dressed as Stone Cold Steve Austin. Ueki still acted as himself and pulled out a gun to intimidate HARASHIMA. However Ueki then slipped off the top rope and crotched himself, leading to HARASHIMA to win the match with the Somato.

Suguru Miyatake sang a song called “Golden Lion” to the audience before the show began. He couldn’t remember the words so he had the lyric sheet taped to the back of his guitar.


DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING” Results

April 14, 2017

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING”, 14/04/2017
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Team Match: HARASHIMA, Brahmin Shu & Brahmin Kei Vs Antonio Honda, Masahiro Takanashi & Gota Ihashi ended in a No Contest (10:38).
2. Heidi Katrina defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Leg Drop (2:50).
3. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Ryuichi Sekine and Yusuke Kodama when Endo pinned Sekine with the Shooting Star Press (14:16).
4. Daisuke Sekimoto & Masato Tanaka defeated Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie when Tanaka pinned Paulie with the Sliding D (14:34).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Ultimate Submission Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) (3) Vs Dick Togo (3) ended in a Draw (30:00).
5a. Dick Togo submitted Daisuke Sasaki with a Chickenwing Armlock (7:13).
5b. Dick Togo submitted Daisuke Sasaki with a Torso Strangle Sleeper Hold (8:56).
5c. Daisuke Sasaki submitted Dick Togo with a Figure Four Leg Lock (16:22).
5d. Daisuke Sasaki submitted Dick Togo with a Reverse Figure Four Leg Lock (18:23).
5e. Daisuke Sasaki submitted Dick Togo with the Cross Arm Cross Facelock (23:18).
5f. Dick Togo submitted Daisuke Sasaki with the Cross Facelock (25:23).
*V1 for Daisuke Sasaki.

DAMNATION finally put together the self produced show they were given for winning the Unit category in last year’s DDT Dramatic General Election. In the main event Daisuke Sasaki put his DDT Extreme Title on the line against his mentor and enemy Dick Togo in a 30 minute Ultimate Submission match. From the early going both Sasaki and Togo fought to put each other in the Cross Facelock. Togo switched focus to Sasaki’s left arm and scored the first submission with a Chickenwing Armlock. Togo then went two up with a Sleeper Hold. Sasaki had to target Togo’s legs in order to score some points. He tapped out Togo with a Figure Four Leg Lock then tied the score with a reverse version of the move. Sasaki finally locked in a modified Cross Facelock to take the lead. It didn’t take long for Togo to equalise with his own Cross Facelock to make the score 3-3. In the final minutes the two continued to fight over Cross Facelocks until the time expired. The match was declared a draw and therefore counts as a successful title defence for Sasaki.

Sasaki was surprised that the match ended in a draw but he felt too tired to do anything. He brought up Togo retiring from wrestling back in 2012 and compared it to the ancient Mayan prediction that the world was going to end that year. Sasaki said since then he’d been drinking once every three days and he’d drink enough to forget it two days later. All because Togo retired without Sasaki’s permission! Togo accepted that it was his fault that Sasaki’s life went down this strange route. He retired and then came back all without telling Sasaki. But all wrestlers retire then come back, that’s nothing for Togo to be embarrassed about. He will continue to fight until his body won’t let him anymore. He said Sasaki has grown stronger over the last four years and today he could not defeat him. It was a draw but he didn’t win which to him is no better than losing. They are both evolving so next time he will be a high wall for Sasaki to climb over. The two hugged and finally put their grudge behind them. Sasaki felt a little embarrassed because there wasn’t mean to be any reconciliation on this show but he’s happy to be back on the right foot with Togo. He then told Togo not to retire again until after he beats him.

An injured Kohei Sato was replaced by Masato Tanaka in the semi-main event. Together with Daisuke Sekimoto they were able to beat Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie. Sekimoto afterwards said he was happy to be here and wished DAMNATION well. He then asked the reporter if he should be acting so friendly to them because he is a face and DAMNATION are heels.

Tetsuya Endo got to take part in some lighthearted 3 Way antics with Ryuichi Sekine and Yusuke Kodama. Endo and Sekine paired up to outnumber Kodama. Sekine even talked Endo into doing some of his sillier spots like imitating a bull for a Shoulder Charge in the corner. Endo then betrayed Sekine by pulling Kodama out of the way when Sekine went for a Topé Suicida. Endo fought for himself from then on and won with the Shooting Star Press on Sekine.

Nobuhiro Shimatani went into the show not knowing who his opponent would be. Everyone figured it was going to be one of the DAMNATION members but each of them denied it would be them at the start of the show. Sasaki briefly went in search for an opponent and eventually asked if anyone in the audience wanted to take part. A foreign women raised her hand and took off her jacket to show she was already wearing wrestling gear. She introduced herself as Heidi Katrina, a pro wrestler from London, England. Sasaki allowed her to fight . Katrina was bigger, stronger and tougher than Shimatani so she put him away with a Clothesline, an Oklahoma Stampede and a Leg Drop. Sasaki was impressed and he asked Katrina to spend hang out with him afterwards. In a backstage interview Katrina said she has been wrestling around the world for the last four years. She has come to Japan to fight Saki Akai! Katrina warns Akai that she’s been trained by British wrestling legends Robbie Brookside, Marty Jones and Johnny Saint. She wants to give Akai a taste of what women’s wrestling is like in the UK.

Even HARASHIMA couldn’t resist showing a darker side on this show. Then again having to team with the Brahman Brothers will bring that sort of behaviour out of anybody. At first he resisted joining in with their hijinks until green goo began to emerge from his mouth. The Brahmans soaked the audience with water and one of them threw a carry case at the referee with the help of Masahiro Takanashi so the match was called off. The Brahmans then lined seated their opponents in the corner, pressed the carry case in front of them and convinced HARASHIMA to throw a bowling ball at them. Strike! They left with a warning that this may not be the last time you will see HARASHIMA and the Brahman Brothers join forces.


BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA WRESTLING ~ 2ND SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI” Results

September 28, 2016

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BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA WRESTLING ~ 2ND SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI”, 28/09/2016
Shinjuku FACE
520 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Shiori Asahi defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino by Ring Out (7:12).
2. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Isami Kodaka defeated Brahman Kei (w/ Brahman Shu) with a School Boy (3:54).
3. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Kengo Mashimo defeated FUMA with the Mudo (8:30).
4. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Yasu Urano Vs Daisuke Sekimoto ended in a Draw by Double Ring Out (7:02).
4a. Rematch: Daisuke Sekimoto defeated Yasu Urano with a Scorpion Deathlock (0:48).
5. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Riho defeated Shiori Asahi by Ring Out (4:52).
6. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Isami Kodaka defeated Manami Toyota by Ring Out (5:09).
-. Reserve Match: FUMA defeated Yasu Urano by Ring Out (4:21).
7. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: FUMA defeated Riho by Ring Out (7:01).
8. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka defeated Daisuke Sekimoto by Ring Out (10:30).
9. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT defeated Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto when SAGAT pinned Nakatsu with the Goregrind (11:41).
10. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Final: Isami Kodaka defeated FUMA with the Isamuashi Zan (12:34).

The second Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament featured a brand new BASARA ring canvas. Round 1 began with no ropes attached so ring outs could happen easily. Tatsuhiko Yoshino found this out the hard way when he tried to pin Shiori Asahi with a Jackknife but a kickout was strong enough to push him out of the ring. Both of them really wanted to win the match so they could fight Riho in Round 2. Yoshino was upset at the loss but Asahi whispered something into his ear that made him cheer up.

The Brahman Brothers didn’t care about the new ring canvas so they poured water all over it during their entrance. Isami Kodaka came out dressed as Goku from Dragon Ball, monkey tail included. Kodaka was only meant to fight Brahman Kei but Brahman Shu got involved whenever he could. The numbers game actually turned out to give Kodaka the advantage as the two Brahmans kept hitting each other with their foreign objects by accident. Kodaka was then able to roll up Kei to win. Things went bad after the match when the Brahmans attacked Kodaka and dripped green goo into his mouth. Kodaka went motionless and was carried to the back by the Brahmans.

FUMA ditched his usual heavy metal face mask and instead wore Turisas inspired war paint for the tournament. Kengo Mashimo wasn’t in the mood for FUMA’s antics and got him to fight seriously. Mashimo ended up catching FUMA’s arm and switched from a Cross Armbreaker to the Mudo to force FUMA to submit. Unfortunately Mashimo picked up an injury during the match and was unable to continue in the tournament.

The final first round match pitted Yasu Urano against Daisuke Sekimoto. Urano pulled and pushed the referee around so he could use dirty moves on Sekimoto. It also prevented the ref from seeing Urano tap out at one point. A pinning cradle sent both wrestlers rolling out of the ring. The referee couldn’t tell who hit the ground first so the match had to be restarted. Urano again threw the ref into Sekimoto and rolled him into a pin but Sekimoto kicked out. He then put Urano in a Sharpshooter and made him submit. This time the ref saw it.

In Round 2 Shiori Asahi got what he wanted, a match against Riho. However Tatsuhiko Yoshino came out to the ring with him with a big smile on his face. Yoshino said he too was going to fight Riho! Both of them offered to shake Riho’s hand but she refused. Asahi tried to throw Riho out of the ring but she kept fighting to stay in. She even grabbed Asahi’s hair and pulled some of it off his head, making him angry. Riho bit Asahi’s hand in defence and Dropkicked him out of the ring and onto Yoshino to advance to the semi finals.

The legendary joshi Manami Toyota was Kodaka’s 2nd round opponent. However Kodaka was under the Brahman Brothers’s spell and joined in with their water throwing antics around ringside. Toyota was angry at Kodaka’s actions and wasted no time attacking him. Kodaka didn’t know what was going on and yelled “I’m scared! I’m scared” until the Brahmans came to rescue him. Toyota fought them off and pulled Kodaka over by the tail so she could do the Ocean Cyclone Suplex. Kodaka avoided the move and threw a bucked of water at Toyota, making her slip out of the ring. When the match was over Kodaka began shivering and he threw up the green goo the Brahmans fed him earlier. Seeing him return to normal, the Brahmans ran off to come up with another plan to invade BASARA.

Due to Mashimo’s injury removing him from the tournament, FUMA and Urano were given a second chance by competing in a reserve match. In an upset, FUMA defeated the winner of the first tournament after trying to turn him into a metalhead. When that didn’t work he knocked him out of the ring.

FUMA left the ring but had to come back out for his semi final bout against Riho. The ropes were attached to the ring but the ring out rule was still active. When Riho wouldn’t copy his Metal hand sign he called her a bad kid and tried to force her to make the sign. Riho went for a high risk move but FUMA easily caught her and dropped her out of the ring to win.

Now that Kodaka was back to normal he could now focus clearly on Sekimoto. After a big back and forth battle both of them wound up fighting on the apron. Kodaka succeeded in knocking Sekimoto to the floor with the Zeyyari, clearing his road to the final.

A non-tournament match gave the finalists time to breathe. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT put their little squabbles aside to take on Cavalry. SAGAT finally broke his current funk by hitting the Goregrind on Ryota Nakatsu. The victory gives SAGAT, Hiroshi and Tsukamoto some momentum going into the IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT.

So the final was set. Isami Kodaka made it to the final two in the first tournament but couldn’t win it. FUMA was eliminated in the first round but he was given a second chance. With the ring out rule discarded it was now a regular wrestling match to determine who was better. Kodaka summoned his inner strength and threw a Kamehameha on route to a triumphant tournament victory! Kodaka mentioned the tough competition that fought today from Mashimo to Sekimoto. He thinks he will get his chance to fight Mashimo again someday. He shook hands with the wrestlers who stayed behind and even gave FUMA the heavy metal hand sign.


TAVERN WRESTLING “~DON’T FEAR THE HANGOVER~” Results

July 15, 2015

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TAVERN WRESTLING “~DON’T FEAR THE HANGOVER~”, 15/07/2015
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363 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba defeated Choun-Shiryu & Cao Zhang when MIKAMI pinned Shiryu with the Jackknife School Boy (12:30).
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Akane Miura defeated Yuka Sakazaki and Hyper Misao when Miura submitted Misao with the Canadian Backbreaker (7:28).
3. Ryuichi Kawakami defeated Hiroshi Fukuda with the Hurricane Driver (14:29).
4. KUDO defeated Ryuichi Sekine with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:56).
5. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu when Shu & Kei pinned Nakatsu with the Gotai Fumanzoku (Talks About The Universe) (17:04).

The main event was a mess like all Brahman Brothers matches tend to be. Everyone was soaked in beer and water. The pig head, carrying case and bowling ball all came into play. Hiroshi Fukuda interfered and Clotheslined both Brahmans while the fans chanted “USA!”. The Brahmans later brought in buckets of noodles to turn the tables. They blinded their opponents with black ink to get the win.

Hiroshi Fukuda and Ryuichi Kawakami both sang “Subaru” by Shinji Tanimura together during their match.

The next Tavern Wrestling show will have Isami Kodaka Vs Atsushi Maruyama as well as Zhao Yun & Cao Zhang Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano.