2 Laps Left In Grand Prix, Bad Communication 2018, Masato Kamino Returns, TJPW Christmas Matches

December 11, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN YOKOHAMA”, 14/12/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito & Yuki Iino Vs KUDO & Antonio Honda
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Makoto Oishi
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA (4) Vs Puma King (4)
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: MAO (4) Vs Go Shiozaki (6)
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita (c) (4) Vs Soma Takao (2)
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Masahiro Takanashi (2) Vs Shinya Aoki (6)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Mike Bailey (4) Vs Sammy Guevara (6)

Two shows left for the group stage of the D-Ou Grand Prix. In Yokohama, Go Shiozaki can lead the A Block if he beats MAO. HARASHIMA needs to beat Puma King to stay in the running. Konosuke Takeshita is in a similar situation but every Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match during the tournament has resulted in a new champion every time. Both Shinya Aoki and Sammy Guevara can break away from Tetsuya Endo if they win their matches.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN NAGOYA”, 15/12/2018
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center

1. Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno Vs Puma King & Mizuki Watase
2. Nagoya Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ultimo Dragon, Toru Owashi & Keisuke Okuda Vs Makoto Oishi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki (4) Vs Kazusada Higuchi (6)
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA (4) Vs Go Shiozaki (6)
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Akito (4) Vs MAO (4)
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita (c) (4) Vs Sammy Guevara (6)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo (6) Vs Shinya Aoki (6)
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Soma Takao (2) Vs Sammy Guevara (6)

It’s a bit difficult to go through the different paths before the Yokohama show takes place. To make a long story short A Block is right now down to Kazusada Higuchi, Shiozaki, HARASHIMA and MAO. In B Block the race is between Endo, Aoki, Guevara with Takeshita chasing them.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2018”, 16/12/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yukihiro Abe & Shuhei Washida Return To Battle: Hiroshi Yamato, Yukihiro Abe & Shuhei Washida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Takeshi Okada
2. Bloom In The Sacred Place! GanJo No Hana!: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Fairy Nihonbashi & Sumire Natsu
3. Special Tag Match: Naoshi Sano & Carbell Ito Vs Chikara & Mitomi Masayuki
4. Hitori Shiten No Puroresu, All Or Nothing Big Battle: Keisuke Ishii Vs Jun Akiyama
5. Fate Of POWER OF DREAM Showdown: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Jake Lee
6. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku In Korakuen Hall!! – Texas Tornado Singapore Cane Tag Match: Yumehito Imanari & Shota Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura
7. No Rope Barbed Wire Death Match: Ken Ohka Vs Minoru Fujita

During a press conference held inside the Ebisuko Tavern the team of Yumehito Imanari & Shota said they wanted to rise up with violence and aggression that they’ve lacked in their previous matches against Sento Minzoku. When they were about to announce the match stipulation, Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura stormed the room and attacked them. Shota fought them off with a bamboo sword and revealed the match will be a Texas Tornado Singapore Cane Tag Match! Sekine & Shimomura attacked again and this time got the better of their opponents. When they left the tavern Shota & Imanari swore they will get their revenge at Korakuen Hall!

BASARA “BASARA 84 ~FEAST~”, 18/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial – Legendary Prosecutor Revival!: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs X
2. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Jun Masaoka
3. Masato Kamino Return Battle: Masato Kamino Vs Fuminori Abe
4. Trans-Am ★ Trans-Am: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuji
5. Best Stretchman V3 & Yasu Urano Vs Best Stretchman Amazaon & Stretchman Man
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizara Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita

Former DNA rookie Masato Kamino returns after a year plus long absence from the ring thanks to injury. He signed a deal to join BASARA on 1st December.

It’s been a while since Gouma Ryu had a Pro Wrestling Trial, mainly because his rival prosecutor Hercules Senga was too busy being forced to switch into other gimmicks. But what’s this? The original prosecutor for these matches Atsushi Maruyama is back to take his place!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “WELL, MERRY CHRISTMAS! 2018”, 22/12/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Yuki Kamifuku & Hinano Vs Veda Scott & Raku
2. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Pom Harajuku & Haruna Neko
3. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Hikari Vs Miyu Yamashita
4. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuna Manase
5. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Reika Saiki Vs Nodoka Tenma
6. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Yuki Aino Vs YUMI
7. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Hyper Misao Vs Miu
8. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuka Sakazaki

A fan lottery took place at a HMV store in Shibuya a few days ago to select the six special Christmas matches. Each match has a 10 minute time limit.


Video – Ishii Vs Shimomura For The Independent World Jr. Title

November 28, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 83 ~TENACITY~”, 23/11/2018
Saitama Industrial Technology Center
204 Fans

Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Daiki Shimomura


BASARA “BASARA 83 ~TENACITY~”

November 23, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 83 ~TENACITY~”, 23/11/2018
Saitama Industrial Technology Center
204 Fans

1. Yasu Urano defeated Daichi Kazato with the Tombstone Piledriver (8:22).
2. FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Fuminori Abe ended in a Double Countout (12:54).
3. Yuko Miyamoto defeated Takato Nakano with the Moonsault (9:40).
4. Sento Minzoku Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine defeated Ken Ohka & Shota when Sekine pinned Shota with a Sunset Flip (11:32).
5. Sparky Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family: SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa when SAGAT pinned Takizawa with the Goregrind (12:05).
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Tiger Suplex (16:49).
*V6 for Keisuke Ishii.

Daiki Shimomura told everyone that he only had to travel 10 minutes by car from his parent’s house to arrive at the venue. For Keisuke Ishii, he had other thoughts on his mind. Mainly Jun Akiyama. Ishii used an Akiyama style knee strike and then the Sternness Dust α but only got a nearfall. Ishii then did a Tiger Suplex and that got him the win. Ishii didn’t stick around long to celebrate another Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title defence. Instead he left Shimomura in the ring to get consoled by the other Sento Minzoku members. Shimomura promised the next time he comes home he will be a champion.

Sparky suffers its first defeat. Akiyori Takizawa went for a Swan Dive but was caught in midair by SAGAT’s Goregrind.

Minoru Fujita babyface’d himself by talking about living in Maekawa Town near Kawaguchi over ten years ago. He knows more about Saitama then anyone else in the room. The Ganbare☆Wrestling team told him that doesn’t matter and attacked. Ryuichi Sekine got to pin Shota to win the match for Sento Minzoku but the fighting continued. Fujita and Ken Ohka in particular had to be kept apart.

More out of the ring fighting was found in Match #2 between FUMA and Takumi Tsukamoto. The two brawled around ringside for so long that they were both counted out. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Fuminori Abe both tried to hold them back afterwards.


BASARA “BASARA 82 ~FEAST~” Results

November 17, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 82 ~FEAST~”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
243 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano defeated Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man when Urano submitted Stretchman with a Mexican Stretch (9:38).
2. 3 Way Match: Ryuichi Sekine defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Jun Masaoka when Sekine submitted Hiroshi with the Lotus Let’s Combine (8:01).
3. Sparky Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family: Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizara defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when Tanizaki pinned Kubo with the Implant (14:59).
4. Tenkaichi Jr. Tournament – Round 1: Fuminori Abe defeated Ikuto Hidaka with a Cradle (14:13).
5. Sento Minzoku Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura defeated Keisuke Ishii & Shota when Fujita pinned Shota with the Modified Samson Clutch (11:09).
6. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) defeated SAGAT with the Crescent Moon (16:37).
*V2 for Ryota Nakatsu.

The show was focused on establishing the Nakatsu Gundan, who are now going to be called Sparky. With new yellow baseball jerseys being worn by every member and black strips under their eyes, today was the first time Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki and Akiyori Takizara were all together since the unit’s formation. Nakatsu defeated SAGAT in the main event to defend the Union MAX Title. He countered a Perfect Plex from SAGAT into the Crescent Moon modified Crab Hold to make the challenger submit. They shook hands afterwards and Sparky ended the show celebrating by drinking beers with the fans around the ring.

The Sento Minzoku Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling match turned into a brawl early and kept the bad tension all the way through. When the match was over Daiki Shimomura wanted to get Keisuke Ishii’s attention but Ishii ignored him.

Fuminori Abe’s win over Ikuto Hidaka means that he advances to the semi-final of the Tekaichi Jr. Tournament in Zero1. As part of the tournament gimmick, Abe is now in possession of two crystal balls. The tournament winner ends up possessing all of the balls and can use them to make a wish.

The finish of the 3 Way Match had Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi put himself in an upside down lotus position to meditate. Ryuichi Sekine simply grabbed onto Hiroshi from that position and applied the Let’s Combine to make him give up.

Best Stretchman V3 is starting to act like Yasu Urano is the 4th member of the Best Stretch team. He called him Uranoman throughout the opener and asked to team with him the next time BASARA is in Shin-Kiba 1st RING.


BASARA “BASARA 81 ~WIND, CLOUDS AND RAINBOW~” Results

November 4, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 81 ~WIND, CLOUDS AND RAINBOW~”, 03/11/2018
Chiba Blue Field
127 Fans

1. Kaji Tomato defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Speed (7:28).
2. FUMA, SAGAT & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano when SAGAT pinned Tsukamoto with the Goregrind (16:40).
3. Yusuke Kubo defeated Jun Masaoka with the Death Metal Roll (11:56).
4. Sento Minzoku Vs FITNESS BEAUTY: Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita defeated Yuji Hino & Yuta Suzuki when Sekine pinned Suzuki with the Ryusetsu (16:55).
5. NEW GENERATION TAG MATCH: Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano when Nakatsu pinned Nakano with the V Slider (12:53).

After the main event Ryota Nakatsu noted that a lot of people in BASARA are getting up to stuff outside of the company. He pointed to Fuminori Abe entering the Tenka-Ichi tournament in ZERO1 and Daiki Shimomura asking for an Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title shot on 23rd November. Nakatsu isn’t concerned about all of that. He wants to keep his focus inside BASARA and will do that by defending the Union MAX Title on 17th November. Nakatsu never said who he was facing but he didn’t need to. SAGAT entered the ring and attempted to hit the Goregrind on Nakatsu but he moved out of the way! SAGAT got up and told Nakatsu he wanted the title shot because he is the only one from Union still in BASARA yet to challenge for the belt. Nakatsu accepted the challenge. He also announced the formation of his new unit. For now it will be called Nakatsu Gundan and the unit will consist of three members including himself. The other two will be revealed on 17th November. Nakatsu hopes the unit will have a proper name by the time BASARA returns to Chiba Blue Field in January.

Minoru Fujita has new gear to fit in a little bit more with the rest of Sento Minzoku. The match mostly centred around tension between Ryuichi Sekine and Yuta Suzuki. They put aside their differences after the match. Yuji Hino then decided to have some fun by trying to pull Sekine’s tail off. Sekine escaped with his tail but was left in a lot of pain.


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.