April 14, 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.



September 28, 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.


July 15, 2015


Shin-kiba 1st RING
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.