BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~” Results

December 10, 2017

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
238 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Nakatsu Dickinson defeated Takato Nakano with the Powerslave (8:43).
2. Jinbeizamen defeated Yngwie “SAGA” Malmsteen with the Buzzsaw Kick (7:03).
3. Rock ‘N Roll Cowboys Sudden Hell Match: Ricky Fuji Vs Ryuselmo Sekine ended in a Time Limit Draw (666 seconds).
4. Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Yusuke Kubo & Hagane when Miyamoto pinned Kubo with the Moonsault (10:25).
5. Goregrind Match: Jun Kasai defeated FUMA with the Pearl Harbor Splash (18:27).

The Goregrind Match featured electric guitars, a drum set, a ladder and lighttubes placed around the ring. Jun Kasai headbutted the lighttubes into FUMA then gave him the Reverse Tiger Driver and the Pearl Harbor Splash to win. Kasai had fun but got on the audience’s bad side when he said he doesn’t know much about heavy metal music. He invited FUMA over to FREEDOMS for a match some day. FUMA was happy with how the event turned out and said “FUMA FEST is forever immortal!”

The Rock ‘N Roll Cowboys Sudden Hell Match allegedly comes from Texas. To win the match you have to pin your opponent for one second then perfectly sing a rock song. However there is a 666 second time limit and neither Ricky Fuji or Ryuselmo Sekine could complete the task in time.

Nakatsu Dickinson, Yngwie “SAGA” Malmsteen and Ryuselmo Sekine were all introduced as a distant relatives of famous heavy metal musicians.

Heavy metal comedian Hashiyama Maiden hosted the show and did a skit before the main event where he headbanged next to a metal fan and got his long hair entangled in it.

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FUMA FEST Line Up, Yoshimura-gun, Jet Returns, T2HiJoshi, New Year Tag

December 6, 2017

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Nakatsu Dickinson Vs Takato Nakano
2. Jinbeizamen Vs Yngwie Malmsteen
3. Ricky Fuji Vs Ryuselmo Sekine
4. Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
5. Goregrind Match: FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

The “FUMA FEST” is an all day event with concert performances taking place in between the matches. Dragon’s Den and Hell Dump will open the show, Crucified is on after Match #1 and will perform for Jinbeizamen’s entrance, Nihonto is on after Match #2, Self Deconstruction and Thorn after Match #3 then Abigail and Hammerhead after Match #4 but before the main event. Hammerhead will perform for FUMA’s entrance.

DNA “DNA 39”, 13/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. MAO & Rekka Vs Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
2. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Toru Sugiura & Tomoya Hirata
3. Dai Suzuki Retirement Match ~Farewell Inexperienced Person~: Dai Suzuki Vs Ken Ohka
4. DNA Vs Yoshimura-gun: Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Akira Jo
5. DNA Vs IGF!: Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Okuda
6. Diego DNA Last Match!: Diego Vs Shunma Katsumata

Naomi Yoshimura’s group hasn’t been given a name yet so they are going by Yoshimura-gun for the time being.

DDT “DRAMATIC IS IT NOT? 2017”, 14/12/2017
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center

1. Crazy Gold Wolf And Gay And Dancer Slightly Special 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. The Legendary Man, Jet, Finally His Last Match Of The Year!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Shogo Takagi Vs KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Kouki Iwasaki
3. Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda Vs Shunma Katsumata & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Nagoya Specialty! Stir-fried Miso Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
5. Road To D-King GP Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Akito

Shogo “Jet” Takagi makes another appearance for DDT in Nagoya after his September match turned out to be a success.

DDT “TAISHIDO SHOPPING DISTRICT YEAR END WRESTLING”, 17/12/2017
Tokyo Taishido Shopping District Pedestrian Paradise

1. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase
2. 4 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs MAO Vs Got Ihashi
3. Miyu Yamashita & Maho Kurone Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Yuu

DDT is bringing out the mats for a free outdoor show in Taishido’s shopping district.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2017”, 24/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Gota Ihashi
1. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Keisuke Ishii, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Tomoya & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Hasta La Vista, Diego! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Diego, Akito & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase & Rekka
3. T2HiJoshi Vs Tokyo Joshi Pro Fight!: Francoise☆Takagi, Margaret★Owashi & Ichiko Hirata Vs Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Yuna Manase
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Colt Cabana

Sanshiro Takagi and Toru Owashi are the latest wrestlers chasing after the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. However the current champion Miyu Yamashita has been told not to wrestle men until after Tokyo Joshi Pro’s big Korakuen Hall show on 4th January. She’s in the main event so she cannot risk getting injured. Takagi respects the request and hatched a new plan to get the belt. Takagi, Owashi & Kazuki Hirata are apparently inviting their female relatives Francoise☆Takagi, Margaret★Owashi & Ichiko Hirata to challenge the Tokyo Joshi team in their place.

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

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Ryota Hama & Soma Takao
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Kazuki Hashimoto & Akito Vs Kota Sekifuda & Ryota Nakatsu
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1C: Antonio Honda & Takuya Nomura Vs Brahman Shu or Brahman Kei & Daisuke Sasaki
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Danshoku Dino & Daichi Hashimoto Vs Keisuke Ishii & Takayuki Ueki
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1E: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Aoki
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1F: Masahiro Takanashi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino Vs Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1G: Minoru Fujita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Abdullah Kobayashi & Colt Cabana
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1H: Great Kojika & Tetsuya Koda Vs Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1E Vs Winners Of Match 1F
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1G Vs Winners Of Match 1H
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
15. TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Match: TAKA Michinoku, Dick Togo, Ryuji Ito & Sanshiro Takagi Vs Kotaro Yoshino, Dinosaur Takuma, Kazumi Kikuta & MAO
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X

Round 1 and Round 2 matches have a 10 minute time limit. Semi finals have a 15 minute time limit and the final has no time limit. Sudden death overtime involves 1 count pinfalls. The semi-final match ups will be determined by a lottery.


Best Western Lariat Series Concludes, FUMA FEST, Ohka Gambles It All

November 28, 2017

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada Vs Kenou & Hajime Ohara
5. Impact X Division Title: Taiji Ishimori (c) Vs Mike Bailey
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

The show is taking place while I am typing this so let me take this time to tell you a fact about the venue. Did you know that Crazy SKB from Triple Six was barred from Differ Ariake when he destroyed equipment and broke into the NOAH offices located inside the building during a show?

DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!”, 01/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Koda Umeda & Yuki Ueno
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Okuda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura
4. Danshoku P Thanksgiving Year End!: Danshoku Dino, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Adios Diego! Special Single Match: Diego Vs Dick Togo
6. ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
7. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & TAKA Michinoku Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Daisuke Sasaki has a lot on his hands when it comes to the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. He has challengers coming elsewhere but the wrestler he wants to defend the title against most is TAKA Michinoku. Maybe he’ll get what he wants when TAKA comes to DDT.

DDT “BEST WESTERN LARIAT SERIES 2017 YEAR END CHANDELIER WRESTLING FINAL RACE”, 03/12/2017
Tokyo Best Western Rembrandt Hotel Tokyo Machida

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Keisuke Ishii, Rekka & Mizuki Watase
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
5. Danshoku P Lunchtime Wrestling Delivering With Sensibility: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Cherry Vs Toru Owashi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Saki Akai
6. You Can Enjoy Meals And Wrestling In Machida! Lunchtime Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki

The Best Westen Lariat Series 2017 continues with it’s second show… eleven months after the first one… This really wasn’t much of a series was it?

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~」”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Nakatsu Dickinson Vs Takato Nakano
2. Ricky Fuji Vs Ryuselmo Sekine
3. Jinbeizamen Vs Yngwie Malmsteen
4. Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
5. Goregrind Match: FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

FUMA wants his match with Jun Kasai to be violent but it needs to be more radical than just a Hardcore Match. So he has created the Goregrind Match. It’s a Hardcore Match with Heavy Metal weapons involved. FUMA describes it as a brutal kind of Death (Metal) Match. FUMA will also be performing vocals for Dragon’s Den during the concert portion of the show.

Jinbeizamen will be coming out to a cover of the Accept song “Fast As A Shark” performed by Crucified.

Nakatsu Dickinson is Ryota Nakatsu doing an impersonation of Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden. In Match #2, Ryuselmo Sekine is Ryuichi Sekine as Phil Anselmo from Pantera.

BASARA “VAJRA 54 ~FEAST~”, 14/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

Isami Kodaka was ready to store away the Union MAX Title until March 2018 until Fuminori Abe came out to challenge him.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BURNIN’ X’MAS 2017”, 20/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Defeat The Shabby Thick Makeup!: HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 1 ~Suyama Suyama Indies Dream~: Shota & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 2 ~Strongest Amateur Vs Jetty Whirlwind~: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Tetsuya Endo
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 3 ~Bet On All~: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Ken Ohka

It’s reached the point where it is all or nothing for Ken Ohka and Ganbare☆Wrestling. He is willing to put everything on the line against Daisuke Sasaki to win back the Independent Jr. Title. His marriage, his family, his remaining wealth and Ganpuro itself are all at risk! But a gamble this big against an opponent so uncaring has caught the attention of the rest of DAMNATION so now they are coming along for the ride!

Sumire Natsu has beaten HARUKAZE in two straight matches but both wins were under shady circumstances. Natsu only accepted one more rematch when she made Ohka pay for her bullet train tickets to and from the show. Also if Natsu wins then she will replace HARUKAZE as the regular women’s wrestler on the Ganpuro roster. Ohka has gotten his own little dig in against Natsu by giving her the nickname “Shabby Thick Makeup”.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2017”, 24/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Colt Cabana

DAMNATION are next to challenge HarashiMarufuji.

BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA PRO WRESTLING ~ THE THIRD SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI”, 28/09/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. BASARA Offer Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuchi, SAGAT, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu, Daichi Kazato & Takato Nakano

The 3rd Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament will make up the majority of this card. The entrants announced so far are Yasu Urano (1st Winner), Isami Kodaka (2nd Winner), Naoki Tanizaki, Yuko Miyamoto, Riho, Hideki Suzuki and Fuminori Abe.

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

1. Runaway Gigantic Combination V Baka Brothers! Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei

This is the show DAMNATION gets to book for winning this year’s Dramatic General Election. The first match announced is two big lads versus two messy boys.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’18”, 04/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Maki Ito Vs Danshoku Dino
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Mizuki & X
3. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

If Miyu Yamashita is still the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion come showtime then that belt will of course also be on the line in the main event.

A new member of the Ito Respect Corps will be revealed as Mizuki’s tag partner.

Veda Scott will be on the show.


DDT In November 2017

November 1, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES SHINKIBA”, 03/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Syoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito Vs Yuu & Marika Kobashi
3. Azusa Takigawa Vs Nodoka-oneesan
4. Yuka Sakazaki & Maho Kurone Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase
5. Saki-sama Vs Mizuki
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Thanks to some meddling by Saki-sama we are getting a match between the two weakest wrestlers in Tokyo Joshi Pro. Both Azusa Takigawa and Nodoka-oneesan don’t want to be seen as the worst of the bunch.

DDT “DRAMATIC COUNTRY STEALING STORY! 2017”, 03/11/2017
Gifu City Jiroku Plaza Hall

1. Mike Bailey Vs Rekka
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Kouki Iwasaki
3. Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & MAO
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Daiki Shimomura Vs Keisuke Ishii & Keisuke Okuda
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
6. Rocky Kawamura Local Gifu Triumph! Okuhida Love Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Rocky Kawamura Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Break out the trumpets, Rocky Kawamura is running home! Keisuke Okuda is also making the jump from DNA to DDT. Finally Mike Bailey is back for his current stay in Japan.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BLUE INAZUMA 2017”, 03/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganjo Super Battle: Ami Kanda & HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu & Saki
2. 3rd Generation Vs 3rd Generation Vs 2nd Generation! ~I Am The Grandson Panda! I Do Not Need Two Pandas In The Pro Wrestling World~: Chikara Vs J-Soul Pandita III IV Vs Yumehito Imanari
3. G-POP! Ganpuro New Generation Tryout!: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shota
4. Ganbare The Tryout: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter Vs Ganbare The Akihabara & Ganbare The Robin
5. Meet The Assassin X From Daisuke Sasaki!: Ken Ohka Vs X

Yumehito Imanari is inserting himself into the Chikara Vs J-Soul Pandita III IV match with something to prove. He describes Pandita as a creature coming from a wonderful bloodline that stretches back 32 years. But Imanari’s father recently established a new spiritual venture called Rainbow House to heal people’s souls. Imanari finds it a bit odd. He has since visited his father and it felt to him like he was a complete stranger. However he was also impressed by his dad’s newly found vitality. So Imanari wants to spread his dad’s message of posterity and prove how strong the family bloodline is against others. Chikara and Pandita are just the kind of opponents he was looking for.

DDT “GORGEOUS MATSUNO 15TH ANNIVERSARY – GORGEOUS NIGHT”, 04/11/2017
Fukushima City National Memorial Gymnasium Sub-Arena

1. HARASHIMA Vs MAO
2. DDT Megaton 4 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Antonio Honda
3. Soma Takao & Yuki Ueno Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
4. Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Cherry Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & Diego
6. Gorgeous Matsuno 15th Anniversary Wrestler Debut Commemoration! Fukushima Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kouki Iwasaki

Gorgeous Matsuno’s wrestling career began in IWA Japan back in 2002. He spent the year before in the promotion as the manager for Tiger Jeet Singh then had his debut on 1st October, 2002. It wasn’t until 2004 when he began showing up in DDT.

DDT “DRAMATIC NIIGATA! 2017”, 05/11/2017
Niigata City Nishikawa Multi-Purpose Hall

1. Soma Takao Vs Daiki Shimomura
2. Toru Owashi, Kouki Iwasaki & Cherry Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Saki Akai
3. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda & Diego
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Mike Bailey, MAO & Kazusada Higuchi
6. Niigata Specialty Special Bishamonten Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs HARASHIMA & Super Sasadango Machine

This show is in Super Sasadango Machine’s hometown. Bishamonten is the goddess of fortune so Sasadango will hope she will be smiling over him.

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2017”, 12/11/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Memory Of Wonderful Wrestler Vs Gongitsune!: Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda
3. The Best One Is Shiroishi City! No, It Is Osaki City! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO

Tetsuya Endo and MAO are fighting both fighting on behalf of their own home cities to see which is better. Endo is from Shiroishi and MAO is from Osaki.

DDT “HEISEI DAIMYO DRAMATIC-KUN 2017”, 18/11/2017
Shizuoka Create Hamamatsu

1. Hungry Black Trout Vs Tentative Fierce Fighter: Akito Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao, Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey

After a long wait Kota Umeda is getting back on to the DDT cards.

DDT “DRAMATIC FLOWER FAIR 2017”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall

1. Ref. DNA Naniwa War ~Osaka City Vs Yaoshi City~: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno
2. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. DAMNATION Vs Team OsaCanada: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey

By the powers of Osaka and Canada combined, Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey join forces to take on DAMNATION.

Another city versus city battle has Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Ueno duking it out.

DDT “CARP IN THE KOI! 2017”, 20/11/2017
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multi-Purpose Hall

1. MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dino Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 6-Man Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie, Antonio Honda & Rey Paloma Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Ishii
3. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Honorable 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey

Takeshi Okada and Kenshin Chikano will be on the show.

DDT “BOAT RACE BIWAKO”, 21/11/2017
Shiga Boat Race Biwako 1F Central Multi-Purpose Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda
3. Battle Royal: Danshoku Dino Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazusada Higuchi
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase

This show is taking place at a boat racing event. Each match is taking place inbetween the later races.

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
2. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs YaroZ-gun Leader X, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
3. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao

The YaroZ are the first group chosen to challenge for the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles. The only unknown from them is who the team captain will be. On the champion side, Keisuke Ishii is the substitute for Lady Beard.

Koji Yoshida will be on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES SHINJUKU”, 23/11/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase

Former rivals turned allies, the Super Milk Combination of Nonoko & Yuna Manase are going after the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles.

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & FREEDOMS X
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Differ Cup Memorial Special Single Match: Taiji Ishimori Vs Mike Bailey
5. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
5. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

Some more names are added to the show. Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka are the opponents for the NOAH/DDT/UMA Corps super team. Jun Kasai is entering the Differ Cup tournament as part of the FREEDOMS team.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~」”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Jinbeizamen Vs Yngwie Malmsteen
2. Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
3. FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

FUMA is bringing back his old Okinawa Pro gimmick for a match against a Swedish heavy metal musician. I think. This one came out of left field.


BASARA “VAJRA 50 ~KUSANAGI SWORD~” Results

October 23, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 50 ~KUSANAGI SWORD~”, 22/10/2017
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center
114 Fans

1. Toru Sugiura defeated Takato Nakano with a Missile Kick (7:29).
2. Trans-Am ★ Shinya defeated Daichi Kazato with the Khusi Drive (10:45).
3. Yusuke Kubo & Hagane defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Konoka = Pale One when Kubo pinned Nakatsu with the Death Metal Roll (14:22).
4. Yasu Urano defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino with a Cradle (11:21).
5. Doki! 3 Way Hardcore Can Match: Ryuichi Sekine defeated Takumi Tsukamoto and FUMA when Sekine submitted Tsukamoto with the Let’s Combine (13:13).
6. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka defeated SAGAT with the Isamuashi Zan (15:55).

SAGAT requested that his main event with Isami Kodaka could be held as a Hardcore Match. Kodaka accepted and that caught SAGAT off guard. The two fought with chairs and steel cans until Kodaka came out on top. Afterwards Kodaka said SAGAT’s growth has been wonderful to see and he encouraged SAGAT to stand up through the pain by himself. SAGAT did so. Kodaka said that he himself is incompatible with the Trans-Am ★ Family but they clearly have love for SAGAT. He would like to help them put together the Hiroshi Aid show for Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi.

Ryuichi Sekine took one step closer to the top of the BASARA mountain by winning the 3 Way Match. He approached Kodaka at the end of the show demanding the next shot at the Union MAX Title. In less than one month he made FUMA submit in Korakuen Hall, made Yasu Urano submit in Shin-Kiba 1st RING and today made Takumi Tsukamoto submit in Nagoya. All that is left for him is the BASARA leader himself. Sekine’s challenge wasn’t clearly understood by Kodaka but what Sekine meant to say was he doesn’t need three or four chances to win the title. He wants on decisive match against Kodaka so both are guaranteed to be at their best. He wants this to be the Match Of The Year on the indies.

Tatsuhiko Yoshino wanted to act tough by daring Yasu Urano to give him Soccer Kicks. He would then shrug them off and tell him they don’t hurt. This backfired when Urano kept kicking and slamming Yoshino until he admitted to feeling pain. Lots and lots of pain. Yoshino later had the back of his tights pulled down but he either didn’t notice or didn’t care about pulling them back up.

Ryota Nakatsu painted himself to resemble Konoka = Pale One when they teamed together. He also wanted to be called Nakatsu = Pale One.

Trans-Am ★ Shinya traveled from Mexico to wrestle on this show and he had the sunburned skin to prove it. He also cut off Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi’s “USA!” chants and replaced them with “Lucha!” chants instead.


BASARA “VAJRA 49 ~FEAST~” Results

October 19, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 49 ~FEAST~”, 19/10/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
202 Fans

1. Yusuke Kubo defeated Takato Nakano with a Gedo Clutch (9:38).
2. A Professional Wrestling Agency Which Can Be A Matrix: Hagane defeated Gouma Ryu and Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Hagane submitted Ryu with a Walls Of Jericho (7:37).
3. Senga’s Strategy To Recapture Oosugi!: Hercules Senga & Atsushi Maruyama defeated Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi when Senga pinned Stretchman with a Rope Assisted School Boy (9:01).
4. Doki! Hardcore Can 6-Man Tag Match: Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Masamune defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, SAGAT & Yasu Urano when Sekine submitted Urano with the Let’s Combine (17:25).
5. Isami Kodaka & Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi defeated FUMA & Fuminori Abe when Kodaka pinned Abe with the Isamuashi Zan (17:59).

It looked like Isami Kodaka & Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi would work well together as a team but tension grew between them thanks to unwanted blind tags. Kodaka won the main event for the team anyway. Kodaka asked Ryuichi for a handshake after the match but Ryuichi gave him the Perfect Five instead. Ryuichi told Kodaka “You’re not sexy! You’re not American! My girlfriend is Ariana Grande!” and then he left the ring. Kodaka’s day wasn’t over yet because FUMA, Ryuichi Sekine and Takumi Tsukamoto all came out demanding a Union MAX Title match against him. Kodaka told them he will defend the title on 26th November but against who will be up for them to decide. Kodaka doesn’t care how they figure it out as long as they stop making so much noise with their arguing. When they all left, Kodaka said he was now standing alone under the heavens, a familiar situation for him. Well, alone except for the ring announcer Rikiya Shindo also being there. Shindo gave him a beer and Kodaka closed out the show holding a toast for himself.

It took him a few attempts but Ryuichi Sekine was able to submit Yasu Urano to the Let’s Combine. Most of his attempts were stopped by Takumi Tsukamoto and SAGAT throwing the steel cans at him including a Con-Chair-To style attack with an extra can placed over Sekine’s head.

Hercules Senga used the ropes for leverage to pin Best Stretchman V3. Despite being cheated, Stretchman agreed to give Tsutomu Oosugi back to Senga but only when Senga can beat him without cheating. Stretchman then recommended the audience to stay warm by doing stretching exercises because Japan is entering its coldest winter in 60 years.

Trans-Am ★Hiroshi announced the date for Hiroshi Aid, a special benefit show to help him while he is recovering from his shoulder injuries. The event takes place at Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR on 29th November. Hiroshi no longer needs to wear a shoulder brace but he has not been medically cleared to wrestle yet.


Revving Up For September

September 6, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SHINKIBA DE BAKOON!”, 09/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yuna Manase Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Marika Kobashi Vs Cherry
3. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1A: Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Miyu Yamashita
4. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1B: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima Vs Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1C: Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone

Cherry wrestles in Tokyo Joshi Pro for the first time.

DDT “NON-FIX ~ 9.13 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL EXTRA EDITION VOL. 2”, 13/09/2017
Shibuya Club ATOM

1. Soma Takao Vs Diego
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Keisuke Ishii & Mike Bailey
3. DAMNATION Vs YaroZ!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. 4 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Muscle Sakai Vs Ken Ohka
5. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs HERO!, MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Poison Sawada JULIE Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

DDT nostalgia is the name of the game in Shibuya.

DDT “NOBUHIRO SHIMATANI TRIUMPH BOX OFFICE! DRAMATIC DREAM TOTTEN 2017”, 16/09/2017
Yamaguchi Kaikyo Messe Shimonoseki

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
6. Nobuhiro Shimatani Regional Triumph! Shimonoseki Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani

Nobuhiro Shimatani gets the main event spotlight for his hometown return to Yamaguchi.

DDT “DRAMATIC MOMOTARO DENSETSU 2017”, 17/09/2017
Okayama Mirai Hall

1. OPG Offer 6-Man Tag Match: Gota Ihashi, Great Mutiger & Shun-mise Vs Tomoya Uehara, Jerry K & ZAKA
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match ~ Nodoka-oneesan’s 2nd Regional Triumph!: Nodoka-oneesan Vs Azusa Takigawa
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey
5. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
6. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
7. Okayama Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

OPG is Oretachi Pro Wrestling Gundan and has been running in some form since 1988. Gota Ihashi was part of the group in the past and is a former OPG Heavyweight Champion. Odd note but Ihashi was the 32nd champion and nobody in OPG has any record of who the first 31 champions were.

DDT “WRESTLING OKEHAZAMA 2017”, 18/09/2017
Nagoya City North Sports Center

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
2. 38 Year Old Wrestler Trial 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Makoto Oishi
3. From Nagoya World! Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Soma Takao
4. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Mike Bailey, MAO & Diego
5. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
6. Legendary Man Jet Resurrected Here! Nagoya Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Shogo Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda

Disaster BOX reunite for Shogo “Jet” Takagi’s return to DDT!

DDT “FACTORY WRESTLING IN MIYAJI IRON WORKS 2017”, 20/09/2017
Miyagi Iron Works

KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dino

An event in a factory requires some manufactured pop music (Eh? Eh?) so NωA will be holding a small concert before the Factory Pro Wrestling match takes place.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? ~DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~LAST REQUEST SPECIAL!~”, 24/09/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Yuu (c) Vs X
2. DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match That Danshoku Producer Wants To Show Everyone But Is Worried Whether It Will Be Suitable Content: Danshoku Dino Vs Super Sasadango Machine
3. DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match That Danshoku Producer Wants To Show Everyone: HARASHIMA Vs KUDO
4. KO-D Openweight Title, DDT Extreme Title & Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (E/c) Vs Ken Ohka (I/c)

Two big singles matches celebrating DDT’s history is set for Korakuen Hall later this month. HARASHIMA and KUDO last had a singles match together in May 2015 but the two have a long history together as friends and rivals. Danshoku Dino and Super Sasadango Machine is another long time relationship, one that even Dino doesn’t want to damage. This match was unexpectedly put together by Hisaya Imabayashi, much to Dino’s surprise.

BASARA “VAJRA 48 ~ISAMI KODAKA 15TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 01/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Yuko Miyamoto
2. Special Single Match: SAGAT Vs Daisuke Sekimoto
3. B FAULTLESS JUNKY’S Vs DOVE Special 6-Man Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Masashi Takeda & Jaki Numazawa Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kida & Naoki Tanizaki
4. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

There will be a stipulation for the B FAULTLESS JUNKY’S Vs DOVE Pro match that has yet to be decided.

Yuji Hino, HUB, Yasu Urano, Shiori Asahi and Fuminori Abe will also be a part of the show.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~」”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

Yusuke Kubo, Hagane and Ricky Fuji will also be a part of the show.

Hammerhead will do a live performance for FUMA’s entrance.