GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018” Results

October 12, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018”, 11/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
157 Fans

1. Fanfare Supporting Imanari Revolution: Shuichiro Katsumura & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki defeated Hiroshi Yamato & Yumehito Imanari when Katsumura submitted Imanari with the Ninja Choke (11:07).
2. “Spring” Is Not Over Yet!: Moeka Haruhi & Koharu Hinata defeated Saki & Manami Kanda when Haruhi pinned Kanda with the Diving Foot Stomp (9:27).
3. Ganpro Flow! Shigehiro Irie Spectacular Match!: Shigehiro Irie defeated Chikara with the Beast Bomber (11:47).
4. THE ROOT OF WRESTLING: Hideki Suzuki defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Double Arm Suplex (11:37).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku Singles Series: Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita (3) defeated Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Shota (2).
5a. Shota eliminated Daiki Shimomura with a Casadora (5:41).
5b. Minoru Fujita eliminated Shota with the SAYONARA (3:18).
5c. Minoru Fujita eliminated Keisuke Ishii by Ring Out (11:50).
5d. Ken Ohka eliminated Minoru Fujita by Ring Out (1:15).
5e. Ryuichi Sekine eliminated Ken Ohka with the Dragon Kick (11:26).

The first meeting between Ganbare☆Wrestling and Sento Minzoku took place as a singles Gauntlet match with Ring Out rules in effect until the final match. Things started off well for Ganpro when Shota pinned Daiki Shimomura. Sento Minzoku’s newest member Minoru Fujita turned the tables by beating Shota and then Keisuke Ishii. When Ken Ohka stepped into the ring to fight him, Fujita instead decided to eliminate himself. Ryuichi Sekine then attacked Ohka from behind to begin the final round of the match. Sekine bloodied Ohka’s forehead outside the ring and he blocked the Fire Spear with a Kneelift inside the ring. Sekine wrapped his tail around his leg and hit Ohka with the Dragon Kick. The extra power behind the move got Sekine and Sento Minzoku the victory, although Ohka did kick out right as the ref counted three.

The disputed finish led to a brawl between the two sides. During Sekine’s attempts to tell everyone it was a three count, Shimomura grabbed the microphone off him and told Ishii he was coming after him. He’s ready for a fight anytime, anywhere. Fujita then bragged about being back in the main story of Ganpro. He both won and lost his matches today, showing that this invasion isn’t as black and white as it seems. His purpose in the unit is to make everything good in both BASARA and Ganpro. Ohka said his side lost today but losing is never the end when it comes to wrestling. Life goes on and Ohka still has fight in him to have another match. He told everyone that both Ganpro and BASARA will be holding shows in Shin-Kiba 1st RING on 17th November. Ohka wants singles matches against Sekine on one show and Fujita on the other. They both accepted. Sekine promised to be in perfect condition while Fujita told Ohka to borrow the power of B’z and “BAD COMMUNICATION” when they face off again.

Hideki Suzuki isn’t sure if Kouki Iwasaki has earned his respect yet, but Suzuki never wanted to give him that in the first place. Suzuki would rather have Iwasaki show no respect and come at him with a killer instinct. That is how Suzuki does it and he wants his opponents to do that too. With that said he did shake Iwasaki’s hand after the match.

The match between Shigehiro Irie and Chikara featured unexpected interference from Shin Mokujin Ken, Mizuki Watase and Keisuke Ishii. Both Watase and Ishii launched an attack train on Irie as a good gestured farewell. They encouraged the referee Daisuke Kiso to join in but Irie caught him. He threatened to give Kiso the Black Hole Slam but instead gently put him down and gave him a hug. Irie went on to beat Chikara and they shook with their left hands. Irie left the ring with a big smile on his face.

Both teams in the women’s match wanted to be called Team HARUKAZE. At the beginning of the show Moeka Haruhi announced she is joining Ganpro to support the Ganbare☆Joshi division in HARUKAZE’s absence.

Hiroshi Yamato & Yumehito Imanari brought radishes to the ring and used them as weapons on their opponents. Shuichiro Katsumura & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki turned the radishes against the team and won the match.


BASARA “BASARA 79 ~FEAST~” Results

October 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Goodbye To Shibuya DESEO, Sento Minzoku, Tokyo Joshi’s Forbidden 3 Rule, Irie In Ganpro

October 1, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THANK YOU SHIBUYA DESEO ~5 YEARS LATER I TREMBLE IN A MIRACLE I SET UP IN THIS PLACE~”, 03/10/2018
Shibuya DESEO

1. Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuu
2. Yuka Sakazaki & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
3. Miyu Yamashita & Yuna Manase Vs Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao

The original home venue for the early years of Tokyo Joshi Pro will be closing down for renovations and relocating to another part of Shibuya at the end of November. Tokyo Joshi are coming back for one more ringless show to send the place off. The first half of the event will consist of live performances from the Ito Respect Army, Konkatsu-gun, Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma and Yuki Aino. The second half of the show will be the three wrestling matches.

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

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano Vs Manabu Hara, Jun Masaoka & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Banana Senga Vs X
3. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo
4. Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe
5. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Brahman Brothers!: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
6. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Daiki Shimomura

A press conference was held on the 27th September to announce the full card. Daiki Shimomura is the first person to challenge Ryota Nakatsu for the Union MAX Title. Shimomura admits he doesn’t know much about the history of that championship but he thinks he will become an interesting champion because of that reason. He also wants to beat Nakatsu more than he wants the belt. It’s been two years since they last faced each other one on one in the DNA Grand Prix. Shimomura cannot wait to show how much he has changed since then.

The other news to come out of the conference also involves Shimomura. Isami Kodaka sent a written message explaining that he is recovering from both a fractured jaw and a neck injury. He is interested in seeing what interesting things will happen to BASARA while he is gone. Who will gain power? Who will behave differently without him around? He will watch from the shadows but will do so as part of a new unit called Sento Minzoku. Also part of this unit are Ryuichi Sekine and Daiki Shimomura. Sekine has now grown a monkey’s tail just like Shimomura and he will be the leader of the group in Kodaka’s absence. They have made an offer to Minoru Fujita to join them. A person with a bag over his head claiming to be Fujita just said he will turn BASARA into a lawless zone now that the general is gone. Fuminori Abe offered his opinion on the matter and said his behaviour is too good for him to join Sento Minzoku.

Stretchman Man is back to being Banana Senga so he can do the Reversal Wrestling Trial again.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE KITAZAWA?”, 08/10/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Raku
2. Maki Ito Vs Hinano
3. Yuu Vs Miu
4. Reika Saiki Vs Hikari
5. Miyu Yamashita & Hyper Misao Vs Priscilla Kelly & Shoko Nakajima
6. Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuna Manase (Special Referee: Nonoko)
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

In two days time Sanshiro Takagi will be holding a meeting with several Tokyo Joshi wrestlers to discuss the Forbidden Three rule used by the promotion. There is confusion over how established the rules are because they were never strictly enforced. The women also think the rules aren’t even necessary for the majority of the roster because most of them are adults.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018”, 11/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. “Spring” Is Not Over Yet!: Moeka Haruhi & Koharu Hinata Vs Saki & Manami Kanda
2. Ganpro Flow! Shigehiro Irie Spectacular Match!: Shigehiro Irie Vs Chikara
3. Fanfare Supporting Imanari Revolution: Hiroshi Yamato & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Shota Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Daichi Shimomura & X
5. THE ROOT OF WRESTLING: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Hideki Suzuki

Sento Minzoku isn’t just going to stay put in BASARA. Sekine visited the recent Ganbare☆Wrestling show to challenge Ken Ohka to a match between the two groups. That challenge turned into an attack by Sekine so this isn’t going to be a friendly kickabout.

Shigehiro Irie’s first non-DDT appearance as a freelancer is with Ganpro. This will be his second match for the group. The first took place in August 2017.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE OSAKA?”, 13/10/2018
Osaka World Pavilion

1. Azusa Takigawa & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Reika Saiki
3. Yuna Manase Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
5. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito Vs Priscilla Kelly & Hikari

The combination of the Magical Sugar Rabbits and Miraclians has created the MagiRabIans!

Yuna Manase and Yuki Kamifuku are feuding over Kamifuku’s recent photoshoot for FRIDAY magazine.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SABAKU NO TAKA 2018”, 14/10/2018
Fukuoka Oki Gakuen Dome

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Priscilla Kelly

Maki Ito’s former idol group LinQ will be performing a musical number on the show.


MAO And Kodaka Injured, STRONG HEARTS Invade, Nodoka Wants Matching Titles, New Peter Pan Matches

September 24, 2018

DDT “SHINSHU ROASTED PORK 2018”, 24/09/2018
Nagano Art Center Pavilion

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Hyper Misao Vs Maki Ito
2. Mike Bailey & Ethan Page Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. 3 Way Match: Soma Takao Vs Jason Kincaid Vs Shunma Katsumata
4. Nagano Specialty! Toishikuzure Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Super Sasadango Machine
5. DDT Nagano Sales Manager Toru Owashi Local Triumph! “Owashi And Funny Friends Part 4” Special 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazusada Higuchi
6. DAMNATION Vs RENEGADES!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
7. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino

MAO injured his left heel during yesterday’s Korakuen Hall show. He was supposed to team up with Mike Bailey & Ethan Page to take on Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani. With MAO absences, Takao is now taken out of the match and added to Jason Kincaid Vs Shunma Katsumata to make it a 3 Way Match.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #18 ~SHIBUYA STREAM HALL OPENING MEMORIAL KOKERAOTOSHI SPECIAL~”, 25/09/2018
Shibuya Stream Hall

0. NO TV Match I: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Mizuki Watase
0. NO TV Match II: Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
1. Mike Bailey & Gota Ihashi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii & Ethan Page
3. Yuna Manase Vs Maki Ito
4. HARASHIMA, Daichi Hashimoto & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Keisuke Okuda
5. Opening War! ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS!!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs CIMA, T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
6. Shibuya Stream Hall Opening Memorial! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Jun Kasai & Makoto Oishi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo

The show will be held at the newly opened Shibuya Stream Hall. The venue is part of a 35 storey, 180m high building next to the Shibuya River and near Shibuya Station. With the 2020 Olympics on the horizon, new venues are opening up in Japan and hopefully that means new places for the DDT family to go. The Kanda Myojin Hall opening near Akihabara in December will be one such venue for Tokyo Joshi Pro.

The STRONG HEARTS have invaded DDT! Some big matches between them and ALL OUT were booked for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” but their first confrontation will be an 8-Man Tag Match this Tuesday.

Normally I would balk at the idea of Gota Ihashi replacing MAO but credit where it’s due, Ihashi is doing a great job getting into shape.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE ITABASHI?”, 29/09/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Hikari Vs Raku
2. Miyu Yamashita Vs Hinano
3. 3 Way Match: Yuu Vs Yuna Manase Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Reika Saiki & Azusa Takigawa
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Maki Ito Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Miu

I’m unsure how often the Ito Respect Army will continue to team together now that Mizuki has chosen Yuka Sakazaki over Maki Ito. But for now the two sides are able to join forces. We’ll see how long this lasts.

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

1. Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe
2. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Brahman Brothers!: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
3. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Daiki Shimomura

Isami Kodaka suffered a fractured jaw during his Hardcore Cage match last Friday. He is expected to be out of action for around 3 to 4 months so he can recover.

Ryota Nakatsu already has a Union MAX Title defence lined up. Daiki Shimomura with his new monkey tail will be channeling Kodaka to try and win the belt.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE KITAZAWA?”, 08/10/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

According to Nodoka Tenma, she and Yuki Aino were always given identical gifts by their mother. Clothes, bags, food, everything. Tenma wants to continue this trend by getting identical championship belts for her and her sister. The TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles are just the kind of belts she is looking for. Aino admits that it is too soon for her to challenge for a championship but with her sister by her side she is determined to succeed.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Time Difference Battle Royal: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs X
0. Mina Shirakawa DDT First Participation War! Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Keisuke Okuda Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa Vs X & X
2. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
3. The Difference In 27 Years Of Age! Representative Director And President (48 Years Old) And Belonging Wrestler (21 Years Old) Waste Blood Washing Conflict Play – Final Settlement Weapon Rumble!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
4. Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
5. ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs CIMA
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Danshoku Dieno will achieve his dream of main eventing “RYOGOKU PETER PAN” and as the KO-D Openweight Champion to boot. A bitter and hateful Daisuke Sasaki stands opposite him. His fortunes turned around after he was dumped by Asuka (the WAVE one). By hating everything, Sasaki went on to win the King Of DDT tournament to get to this spot. Now all that’s left is for him to win the KO-D Title to bring DDT back under DAMNATION.

STRONG HEARTS came to DDT to challenge ALL OUT. Konosuke Takeshita turned the tables a bit by challenging the STRONG HEARTS leader CIMA to a singles match. DDT’s young supernova will go one on one with one of the most influential wrestlers on the Japanese scene for the last 20 years! Meanwhile the rest of ALL OUT face off against three members of STRONG HEARTS. T-Hawk & El Lindaman are well known from their Dragon Gate work. Tian Yunan is the wild card from the unit’s home promotion OWE. Yunan wrestled exclusively for OWE in China until this month when he made his Japan debut replacing an injured Gao Jingjia on a Wrestle-1 card.

The newest women’s wrestler to debut in DDT is Mina Shirakawa, a gravure idol and devoted wrestling fan who trained to become a pro wrestler in April. She had her first pro match in August as part of a Best Body Japan event that was also supported by DDT. Shirakawa teamed with Shoko Nakajima in a losing effort against Reika Saiki & model Hoshimi Muramatsu. Shirakawa has since traveled to Mexico to train and wrestle her second match as part of a lucha libre expo.


BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LUYANG NO HOKO~” Results

September 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


BASARA “BASARA 77 ~FEAST~” Results

September 6, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 77 ~FEAST~”, 05/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
182 Fans

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano when Hiroshi pinned Kazato with a Backslide Pin (12:50).
2. Gouma Ryu defeated Stretchman Man by Disqualification when Stretchman refused to break a 5 Count (0:34).
2a. Rematch: Stretchman Man Vs Gouma Ryu ended in a Double Disqualification after a Double Fake Weapon Attack (5:29).
3. Benmaru Tournament 0: Daiki Shimomura defeated Jun Masaoka with the Orange Sunset (10:33).
4. Aikata Vs Bozu! Tag Showdown: Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe when Fujita pinned Abe with a Modified Samson Clutch (11:00).
5. Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano when Tanizaki pinned Nakano with the Reverse Implant (13:39).
6. Doki! Hardcore Match Full Of Cans: Isami Kodaka defeated FUMA with the Isamuashi Zan (16:21).

Isami Kodaka was left bloodied but victorious over FUMA in their Hardcore match main event. Steel cans made up most of the weapons available but chairs and a ladder also came into play in a painful manner for both men. FUMA gave Kodaka a Brainbuster from the ladder onto a pile of cans. Later the ladder was bridged across two chairs and FUMA was given a Superplex onto it. Kodaka overwhelmed FUMA with his kicks and knee strikes until the Isamuashi Zan put FUMA away. Kodaka asked for a rematch afterwards. No matter how many times they fight each other, Kodaka always feels a new excitement over it. Kodaka ended the show by inviting the BASARA roster into the ring to hype up their next big show at Korakuen Hall on 21st September. Kodaka also talked about his upcoming trip to America for a death match tournament held by Game Changer Wrestling. He promised to win it and become the world’s best death match wrestler!

Ryota Nakatsu admitted he was disappointed with today’s performance when his team lost to Naoki Tanizaki’s side. Tanizaki added insult to injury after the match when he attacked Tanizaki and gave him the Implant. That made Nakatsu angry and more determined to take the Union MAX Title from Tanizaki at Korakuen.

Match #4 turned playful when Ikuto Hidaka ended up sitting on Minoru Fujita’s shoulders. That then encouraged Fuminori Abe to climb onto Ryuichi Sekine’s shoulders so the two teams could play a game of chicken in the ring. Cavalry were able to knock Hidaka off Fujita’s shoulders. The play time ended when Fujita gave Sekine a Low Blow. When Abe fell off, Fujita rolled him into a Samson Clutch for the three count.

Daiki Shimomura used a new arm assisted cradle move called the Orange Sunset to beat Jun Masaoka and win the Benmaru Tournament. Shimomura called Kodaka down to the ring afterwards to confirm there was no prize on the line. Kodaka admitted so. Kodaka then invited Masaoka to wrestle for BASARA on a regular basis including a rematch with Shimomura somewhere down the line. Masaoka nodded in acceptance. Shimomura was content with there being no prize because he has something else he wants. Shimomura wants to team up with Kodaka and form a unit together! The Korakuen card has already been determined so the new unit will have to be formed afterwards. Kodaka then told Shimomura he has to grow a tail until then. If he’s going to do his best to impress Kodaka then Shimomura needs to have a monkey tail growing out of him!

The match between Gouma Ryu and Stretchman Man went off to a bad start when Ryu asked for the match to be changed to a Pro Wrestling Trial. When that was declined, Stretchman pushed Ryu up against the ropes and refused to move away during the 5 count so he got disqualified. An immediate rematch was agreed upon. Stretchman complained to Yuya Okada for counting too slow for his pins. Okada denied such a thing then counted fast when Ryu gave Stretchman a School Boy. Okada later took a ref bump which allowed Stretchman to grab his hook and Ryu to grab his law book. When Okada got back up, Ryu and Stretchman threw their weapons at each other and both faked being attacked by the other. Okada fell for both tricks and disqualified the two of them resulting in no winner. Stretchman demanded a rematch for next time and Ryu told him it will be settled in court!


DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND” Results

August 25, 2018

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

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Kouki Iwasaki, Daiki Shimomura & Rekka defeated Toru Owashi, Yuki Ueno, Akito & Yuki Iino when Iwasaki pinned Iino with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (6:55).
2. DAMNATION Vs RENEGADES!: Mizuki Watase, Jason Kincaid & Ryan Davidson defeated Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Davidson pinned Shimatani with the Davidson Driver (9:58).
3. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Gorgeous Matsuno when Dieno submitted Matsuno with the Meiko Killer III (7:43).
4. Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Taiyo Kea defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda when Irie pinned Honda with the Beast Bomber (12:47).
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: MAO defeated Mike Bailey with the Cannonball 450 (11:33).
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (12:22).
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: HARASHIMA defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with the Somato (14:59).
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Crossover Facelock (22:49).

We’re down to four in the King Of DDT. Tomorrow sees MAO, Tetsuya Endo, HARASHIMA and Daisuke Sasaki battle it out in the final rounds. But today they all went through some tough matches. In the main event Sasaki dug deep into his moveset to beat Keisuke Ishii. At one point he Superplexed Ishii out of the ring onto DAMNATION outside the ring. Sasaki kicked out of the Tiger Suplex, Final Cut and High Angle Double Arm DDT. In return, Sasaki avoided the Kneel Kick to hit the NOW OR NEVER. He then performed the Italian DDT from his Sasaki & Gabbana days before making Ishii submit to the Crossover Facelock.

HARASHIMA avoided the God’s Right Knee more often than not in his match against Yukio Sakaguchi. The vital moment came when he cut off Sakaguchi’s finisher with a short range Somato. HARASHIMA then hit the full length version to get the win.

The miracle run for Kazuki Hirata has ended at the Quarter Final stage. Endo made fun of him for being the underdog but Hirata really brought the fight to him. Hirata countered the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb by tightening his grip around Endo’s head so he could apply a Headlock. Endo tried to fight out of it with back drops but Hirata refused to let go until he could position himself for an Asai DDT out of nowhere. Hirata hit the Sliding Kick twice but still couldn’t get the pin so he went for the Viagra Driver. Endo blocked it and changed the course of the match by hitting the Handspring Kneel Kick and Tetsuya In The Sky for a nearfall. Endo finally put Hirata away with the Torture Rack Bomb.

In the match between KO-D Tag Team Champions, both Mike Bailey and MAO went high risk from the start. A lot of dives out of the ring didn’t slow either of them down until MAO won with the Cannonball 450. The two hugged afterwards.

It’s been a while since Taiyo Kea last wrestled in Japan. He remembers Shigehiro Irie but said he has turned into a different person from the last time they met. He thinks Irie is now a fairly strong wrestler with amazing power. Together they defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda but it wasn’t a dominant victory. Honda successfully pulled off his Gongitsune trick on Kea. He recovered and gave Honda the TKO before Irie finished him off with the Beast Bomber.

A still injured Danshoku Dieno had to change his battle plan today knowing that his right shoulder would definitely be targeted. Gorgeous Matsuno tried to make Dieno tap with a Cross Armbreaker but Dieno countered the move into an Indian Deathlock and Headscissors combo to make Matsuno give up. Dieno has now discovered a new effective wrestling hold that will surely come in handy soon, so he named it the Meiko Killer III.

Nobuhiro Shimatani was eager to throw his weight around now that he is mostly accepted into DAMNATION. Mad Paulie also got to throw him around too onto their opponents. That all stopped when Ryan Davidson struck Shimatani with a Lariat and pinned him with the Davidson Driver.

Sanshiro Takagi got to say goodbye to three wrestlers all leaving on their own separate journeys. With Kouki Iwasaki moving to Ganbare☆Wrestling, Daiki Shimomura moving to BASARA and Rekka going overseas (not back home to Taiwan as previously reported), Takagi felt like today was farewell. He hopes that all of them will grow and treat this as the first chapter of their new story. There is only one advice he can give to them and that’s for them to really do their best.

The list of current entries in this year’s Dramatic General Election was revealed during the show. Most of the regular roster is involved. Yumehito Imanari and Maki Ito also volunteered to compete. Sanshiro Takagi, Shigehiro Irie, Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Mike Bailey all declined to enter the contest. Danshoku Dieno is undecided and has until tomorrow to make up his mind. DAMNATION, ALL OUT, Shuten-dōji and DISASTER BOX are the current units involved with the deadline also being for tomorrow.