BASARA Vs Dove Pro Ramps Up

August 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BASARA “VAJRA 36 ~OSHU HAO~” Results

May 14, 2017

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

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

Block A Standings

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

Block B Standings

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

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

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

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

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


Trump Declares Dino Vs Joey A Wrestling War!

March 15, 2017

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2017 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE”, 20/03/2017
Saitama Super Arena

0. Iron Man Heavymetalweight & King Of Dark Titles – DDT Pro Wrestling 20th Anniversary Memorial Celebration Dramatic Rumble: Kotatsu (I/c) Vs Gota Ihashi (D/c) Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Mad Paulie Vs Guanchulo Vs Hoshitango Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ken Ohka Vs MIKAMI Vs Poison Sawada JULIE Vs GENTARO Vs Tomohiko Hashimoto Vs Rion Mizuki Vs Bambi Vs Yoshihiko
0. DNA Offer Match: Rekka, Daiki Shimomura & Yuki Ueno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani, Naomi Yoshimura & Dai Suzuki
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuu, Mil Clown & Itoh Maki Vs Reika Saiki, Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa
1. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2017: Saki Akai, Meiko Satomura & Syoko Nakajima Vs Aja Kong, Cherry & Miyu Yamashita
2. Kou Shibusawa 35th Anniversary “Nobunaga’s Ambition ~Our Warring States~” Sengoku Warlords Match: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sanshiro Takagi), Shingen Takeda (Keiji Muto) & Yukimura Sanada (Isami Kodaka) (w/ Matsu-hime (Kimika Tokuta)) Vs Katsuie Shibata (Daisuke Sekimoto), Kenshin Uesugi (Jun Akiyama) & Nobunaga Oda (Kota Ibushi) (w/ Oichi (Mai Iriya))
3. Special 8-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Lady Beard Vs Jaguar Yokota, Keisuke Ishii, Masahiro Takanashi & Yuni
4. Shungo Oyama Pro Wrestling Challenge Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Dick Togo Vs KUDO & Shungo Oyama
5. Shigehiro Irie Triennial Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mike Bailey
6. PRO WRESTLING TEES Presents “DDT Is DDT” 20 Years Entertainment Culmination! The Best In The World Bad Guy Decisive Battle: Danshoku Dino Vs Joey Ryan
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
8. DDT Extreme Title – Sekichu Presents Hardcore Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
9. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
10. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

The feud between Danshoku Dino and Joey Ryan now has American politics involved! Dino held a press conference with “Donald Trump” who claimed to be a new owner of DDT. Trump was here to give an international PowerPoint presentation for Dino’s upcoming match with Ryan. Trump said the match will be a war between two geniuses. Because of this it was difficult to determine what match the two wrestlers should have. Trump gave a SWOT analysis on Dino to solve this problem. According to the analysis, Dino’s strength is being the strongest gay wrestler in the world but his weakness is his antics making his parents angry. His opportunity is to make gay marriage legal in Japan but his biggest threat is Japan’s ageing society.

Using this information Trump came up with several ideas for match stipulations like a Gay Tag Royal Rumble, a Mutual Parant Swapping Death Match and a 30 Year Iron Man Match. He also considered moving the match over to the town where Dino’s parents live. But as the conference went on Trump began focusing on the words “SWOT ANALYSIS” on the screen. He looked closer and closer until he singled out the word “ANAL”. That’s when he made his decision. It should be an Anal Explosion Death Match! This match is a World Wrestling War so it should be fought under the most dangerous stipulation! Trump denied being Super Sasadango Machine in disguise. Dino suggested that Sasadango evolved into Trump like a Pokémon. Dino then wondered why is this match now a war? Fighting Joey in an Anal Explosion Death Match isn’t going to solve anything. Trump ended the conference by saying he will never leave Japan.

Oh, and Pro Wrestling Tees is now sponsoring this match. A selection of DDT shirts are now available on the site.

TAVERN WRESTLING “ALCOHOL MANIA 2017”, 23/03/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuu & Miyu Yamashita Vs Akane Miura & Maho Kurone
2. Obi-chan Close Call ~Final Chapter~ 5 Way Match: Sayaka Obihiro Vs Joey Ryan Vs Cherry Vs Yusuke Kubo Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. Best Stretchman V3 Debut Match: Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Kazuhiro Tamura & Hiroshi Kondo
4. Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & SAGAT
5. DDT Foods Strongest Store Decision Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Match: Isami Kodaka & Akito Vs KUDO & Gota Ihashi Vs Soma Takao & Makoto Oishi
6. Union MAX Title: FUMA (c) Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi

Isami Kodaka & Akito are representing the Drop Kick Bar, KUDO & Gota Ihashi are representing Ebisuko Tavern and Soma Takao & Makoto Oishi are representing the Swan Dive Bar.

So Daichi Kazato was being literal when he said he was going to turn into Best Stretchman because that’s his new gimmick, the third person to use it apparently. I have no idea who the first two were.

Hiroshi Kondo is from HEAT-UP. His nickname is “Gutsiness”.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN YOKOHAMA!”, 25/03/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Yuna Manase Vs Maho Kurone
2. Reika Saiki & Maki Itoh Vs Mil Clown & Nodoka-oneesan
3. Yuu & Syoko Nakajima Vs Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko
4. Red Roses In Paris Vs White Dragon! Special Single Match: Saki-nami (w/ Martha) Vs Rika Tatsumi
5. Akane Miura Graduation Match: Akane Miura Vs Miyu Yamashita

Akane Miura chose Miyu Yamashita to be her final opponent because her favourite matches in Tokyo Joshi Pro were against her.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I TELL A LIE WITH MY EYES 2017”, 02/04/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. X Vs X
2. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Ken Ohka & X Vs Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Chikara
3. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Yukihiro Abe & Keisuke Ishii Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Takafumi Ito
4. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Round 1C: Shinichiro Tominaga & Hi69 Vs Yumehito Imanari & Bambi
5. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Mitomi Masayuki & Shibata Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

A mystery non-tournament match was added to the show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “THIS IS MY WAY TO LIVE 2017”, 02/04/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
2. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
3. Losers Remaining Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Losers Of Match 1A Vs Losers Of Match 1B
4. Losers Remaining Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Losers Of Match 1C Vs Losers Of Match 1D
5. Losers Remaining Tag Tournament – Final: Losers Of Losers Semi Final 1 Vs Losers Of Losers Semi Final 2
6. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Final: Winners Of Semi Final 1 Vs Winners Of Semi Final 2

A losers tag tournmanet is going on in addition to the regular tournament. There hasn’t been any mention yet as to what the winners of the proper tournament and ultimate losers of the other tournament will get at the end.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN NARIMASU”, 08/04/2017
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Match: Yuu (c) Vs Azusa Takigawa

Azusa Takigawa is finally getting over the idea that it is necessary to get married in order to become a stronger wrestler. She will now work hard towards beating Yuu for the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title to prove this.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.32 ~COME TOGETHER~”, 21/04/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 2nd Battle: Dai Suzuki Vs Masato Tanaka
2. Kotaro Suzuki & LEONA Vs Mizuki Watase & MAO
3. Kazushi Sakuraba & Kendo Kashin Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Mike Bailey
4. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shunma Katsumata

The winner of the main event will headline DNA’s debut show in Korakuen Hall on 10th May against Mike Bailey.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~”, 10/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. MAIN GIG: Mike Bailey Vs Winner Of 21/4 Main Event

Mike Bailey gets the main event spot for winning the DNA Grand Prix.


BASARA “VAJRA 31 ~NERIMA WHITE SNAKE~” Results

March 13, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 31 ~NERIMA WHITE SNAKE~”, 12/03/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall
241 Fans

1. Hagane defeated Daichi Kazato with the Ryanhei (8:23).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Fuminori Abe defeated Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama when Abe pinned both Ryu and Maruyama with the Rokudenashi Kick (12:07).
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Double ★ Trans-Am: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Shinya defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when Hiroshi pinned Kubo with the Perfect Plex (11:28).
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Gunso & Kabuki Kid defeated Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT when Gunso pinned SAGAT with the Diving Guillotine Drop With A Ladder (13:37).
5. Special Tag Match: Dick Togo & Ikuto Hidaka defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Togo pinned Nakatsu with the Diving Senton (18:18).
6. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka defeated Minoru Tanaka with the European Clutch (15:46).

Both Isami Kodaka and Minoru Tanaka were pleased with their match. Kodaka said he looks up to Tanaka and is looking forward to more matches with him because today wasn’t enough.

Dick Togo laughed when Ryuichi Sekine demanded a rematch so they could fight over and over and over. Meanwhile Ryota Nakatsu was holding his stomach still feeling the effects of the Diving Senton.

Gunso and his up-tempo music continues to rack up wins in BASARA. He beat up SAGAT with a chair, placed a ladder over him and then hit the Diving Guillotine Drop for the 3 count. Gunso says he has never lost in Dub Pro Wrestling. He and his buddy Kabuki Kid are Hardcore Craftsmen. SAGAT still has his eyes on Gunso though. He knows that Gunso eventually wants to face Kodaka but until then SAGAT will continue to chase after him.

Yusuke Kubo is offended by Shinya Ishida’s recent transformation into an American wrestler. He asked Shinya if he “abandoned the heart of the Japanese” while they wrestled each other. Shinya lured FUMA out of the ring while Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi hit Kubo with the Perfect Plex to win. FUMA, well, was fuming over the result and is annoyed with the Trans-Am team. He thinks they are all similarly named bastards with no personalities. They don’t even know about the Bay Area slash metal scene from the 1980s like he does!

Fuminori Abe was accused of being a fraudulent priest conning people out of money. Abe, who is allegedly a qualified monk, entered the ring for his trial wearing his monk clothing. Ryota Nakatsu and Ryuichi Sekine were called down as witnesses and asked to explain Abe’s method of conning people. Abe then exposed Sekine’s secret that he likes to spend his private time going to a pervert club where he can touch boobs. Sekine was especially embarrassed by the accusation because they were being watched live on DDT UNIVERSE. The All Japan balance was brought up and it ended up with Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama arguing with each other. They then turned to Abe, convinced he had cash that didn’t belong to him. Abe knocked both of them out and laid on top of both of them in a praying position for the double pin. He was declared Not Guilty afterwards.

Daichi Kazato is really getting into his stretching regime. So much so that he is going to become reborn on as the “Best Stretchman” on 23rd March.


BASARA “VAJRA 9 ~TONIGHT IS HUNGRY FOR BLOOD~” Results

May 2, 2016

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BASARA “VAJRA 9 ~TONIGHT IS HUNGRY FOR BLOOD~”, 01/05/2016
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
210 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto defeated Hi69 & Eddie French when Nakatsu submitted French with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker (8:37).
2. FUMA & Madoka defeated Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda when FUMA pinned Ueki with the Heavy Metal Anthem (11:30).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Daichi Kazato (2) defeated Ryu Gouma (0) by Ring Out (9:26).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (2) defeated SAGAT (0) with the Ryusetsu (8:46).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Isami Kodaka (2) defeated Yusuke Kubo (0) with a European Clutch (14:37).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (2) defeated Hiroshi Fukuda (0) with a Tiger Suplex (18:26).

Block A Standings

1. Isami Kodaka (2)
-. Ryuichi Sekine (2)
3. Ryota Nakatsu (0)
-. Yusuke Kubo (0)
-. SAGAT (0)

Block B Standings

1. Takumi Tsukamoto (2)
-. Daichi Kazato (2)
3. FUMA (0)
-. Hiroshi Fukuda (0)
-. Ryu Gouma (0)

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament began with four matches, two from each group. In the main event Takumi Tsukamoto fought with Hiroshi Fukuda for almost 20 minutes until a Tiger Suplex won him the match. Fukuda was no joke here and Tsukamoto collapsed in exhaustion afterwards. He praised Fukuda for bring strong and wondered how similar the Perfect Plex is to his own Fisherman Suplex.

Isami Kodaka’s injured left eye was targeted by Yusuke Kubo throughout their match. Kodaka countered the Goro Suplex into a European Clutch for the victory and credited Dick Togo for teaching him how to win matches that way.

Ryuichi Sekine countered SAGAT’s Goregrind with a High Kick and the Ryusetsu to win his first match of the tournament. Sekine said he will ride on a horse to victory and become the new ace of BASARA. SAGAT grunted a lot in his post-match interview but did say enough to warn his remaining opponents he will become more violent.

After the opening exchange between Daichi Kazato and Ryu Gouma had finished Gouma shouted “Ladies and gentlemen this is wrestling!” He then left the ring and requested Kazato to fight him outside. Gouma’s plan for the tournament is to win or tie all of his matches by countout. Kazato didn’t fall for the plan but later in the match Gouma was able to drag him out of the ring. However the plan backfired and Kazato made it back to the ring and left Gouma outside to get counted out.


BASARA “VAJRA 8 WU” Results

April 28, 2016

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BASARA “VAJRA 8 WU”, 28/04/2016
Yokohama Nigiwaiza Small Hall
110 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Hi69 & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Koji Iwamoto & Ryota Nakatsu when Hi69 pinned Nakatsu with the Stuka Splash (16:04).
2. Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when Oosugi pinned Kubo with the Tsukinoishi (7:00).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ Exhibition Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Ryu Gouma ended in a Double Countout (6:48).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ Exhibition Match: Hiroshi Fukuda defeated SAGAT with the Perfect Plex (9:46)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ Exhibition Match: Ryuichi Sekine defeated Daichi Kazato with the Ryusetsu (12:28).

Three preview matches for the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament took place on this show. Each match had a Group A wrestler against a Group B wrestler. It is possible that one of these matches can end up happening again in the final match.

In the main event Ryuichi Sekine defeated Daichi Kazato in a back and forth contest. Sekine got the fall when he hit the Kamikaze followed bu the Ryusetsu kick. Sekine said after the match that he cannot afford to lose even to his Cavalry partner Ryota Nakatsu. His goal is to be the ace of BASARA! Kazato defended his loss by claiming it’s all part of his secret plan. This match was just a test.

Buddies Hiroshi Fukuda and SAGAT had to face each other one on one. According to Fukuda, SAGAT said he wanted to have a sporting contest between the two because he respects Fukuda so much. Turns out it was a mistranslation because SAGAT did not hold back from aggressively attacking his friend. Fukuda fought back with some dirty tactics including a Low Blow after the referee was knocked down. Fukuda wore down SAGAT with a Dragon Sleeper and was able to pin him with the Perfect Plex. The two made up afterwards.

Under normal circumstances Isami Kodaka Vs Ryu Gouma is a mismatch. However Kodaka went into the match with his head heavily bandaged to cover a left eye injury. That evened the odds a little bit. Kodaka was still getting the better of Gouma, so much so that Gouma eventually wanted to quit and left the ring with Kodaka chasing after him. Gouma offered a handshake with the intention to low blow Kodaka but it was blocked. Kodaka tried to Suplex Gouma onto the floor but that was also blocked. With the referee counting close to 20 Kodaka tried to return to the ring but Gouma attacked him with his Statue Book until they were both counted out. Backstage Kodaka was unhappy with the result. A draw is the same as a loss to him. He reckons his eye injury will be healed before the tournament starts so he’s not letting that worry him. Gouma thinks if he can get a draw with the ace of BASARA then he can get a draw with anybody! His goal now seems to be to end all of his group matches in a draw!


Isami Kodaka Launches Pro Wrestling BASARA

October 18, 2015

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Last week during the DDT Dramatic General Election results show there was a few news items about the aftermath of Union’s closure. The big news is the formation of a new wrestling organisation called Pro Wrestling BASARA. Led by Isami Kodaka, BASARA aims to rebel against the industry’s current regime with flashy wrestling. Kodaka was joined by former Union wrestlers Hiroshi Fukuda, Daichi Kazato, Ryu Gouma and SAGAT as the first wrestlers signed to the new brand. FUMA has also joined the group according to Kodaka. Kazato said he wants to dye his own colours into BASARA, SAGAT said he will work hard for the new brand, Gouma said he is here because BASARA was missing intelligence and compliance without him, and Fukuda said he wants to continue pursuing the wrestling he believes in and that involves the power of singing.

The first four BASARA shows will take place next year on 21st January in Shinjuku, 5th February in Saitama, 21st February in Osaka and 26th February in Yokohama. Kodaka said he wants to book shows in more rural areas in Japan and might do two shows a month if BASARA becomes successful. He will continue to promote the Tavern Wrestling shows alongside BASARA aswell as take outside bookings but the new brand is his priority.

Not everyone from Union is jumping over to BASARA, instead they have gone down different roads. Seiya Morohashi, Cherry and Lady Beard have all been signed by DDT. Morohashi said a lot has changed in DDT during the six years he has been gone. Cherry is happy to return to the company she debuted for and she is now a coach in a wrestling school DDT is associated with. Lady Beard is excited to work for DDT. Shuji Ishikawa and Mitomi Masayuki have both become freelancers. Masayuki wants to work for a variety of groups and prefers to take bookings on his own from now on. He thanked the entire DDT company for everything he learned during his time here. Yusuke Kubo and Daichi are both leaving wrestling. Kubo has gone back to working for DDT’s video production team while Daichi wasn’t booked much even as a part-timer.