BASARA “VAJRA 48 ~ISAMI KODAKA 15TH ANNIVERSARY~” Results

October 1, 2017

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

1. Masamune & Fuminori Abe defeated Shiori Asahi & Takato Nakano when Abe submitted Nakano with a Munenori Sawa Style Manjigatame (7:36).
2. Mineo Fujita & Kazuhiro Tamura defeated Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu when Fujita pinned Ryu with a Swanton Bomb (13:40).
3. SAGAT Into Heaven!: Daisuke Sekimoto defeated SAGAT with the Deadlift German Suplex (13:40).
4. B FAULTLESS JUNKY’S Vs DOVE Pro Hardcore Steel Battle: Takumi Tsukamoto, Masashi Takeda & Jaki Numazawa defeated Gunso, Kabuki Kida & Naoki Tanizaki when Tsukamoto pinned Gunso with the Zudon onto a Steel Box (12:58).
5. Special Single Match: Yuko Miyamoto defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Moonsault (13:49).
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ryuichi Sekine, Yuji Hino & Yasu Urano defeated FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & HUB whn Sekine submitted FUMA with the Let’s Combine (14:28).
7. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka defeated Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) with the Isamuashi Zan (16:35).
*Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi fails in V4. Isami Kodaka becomes the 9th Union MAX Champion!

15 years isn’t slowing down Isami Kodaka one bit. He regained the Union MAX Championship on his very own 15th Anniversary show! Kodaka’s cry from the main event’s video package was “Enjoy Wrestling!” while the defending champion Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi shouted back with “Freedom!” The video also featured comments from Ryuichi Kawakami who has been constantly compared to Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi for some reason. In a reverse of roles, it was Ryuichi who offered a handshake at the start only for Kodaka to kick his hand away. Kodaka later asked for a handshake but Ryuichi turned him down and shouted “Wooooo!” Kodaka kicked out of the Perfect Plex and fought his way out of the Perfect Five. An Exploder Suplex took Ryuichi out of his game and a bunch of Buzzsaw Kicks and Isamuashi Zan kicks won the match for Kodaka. The new champion said Ryuichi fought like a cyborg. He then asked him to send his thanks to Kawakami. Kodaka thinks Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi and Ryuichi Kawakami should combine to form the Perfect Soldier. Ryuichi’s response in broken English was “Thank you so much!” Kodaka then talked about his own career. It can go another 15, 20, 25 and even 30 years. Kodaka wants to be like The Great Kojika who is still wrestling at 75 years old. However, Kodaka is also dedicated to BASARA. If BASARA ever goes away then that means retirement for Kodaka! He will never let that happen.

HUB got into the IRON PRIEST spirit by rocking out on air guitar with FUMA and Yusuke Kubo for their entrance. FUMA even used HUB’s stinger as a guitar while they were beating on Yasu Urano. Kubo & HUB wiped out Urano & Yuji Hino with dives but the party ended when Ryuichi Sekine countered FUMA’s Reverse Power Slam and rolled it into the Let’s Combine submission. When FUMA tapped out, Urano rushed over to hug Sekine. In the backstage interview, Sekine pointed out that he never touched HUB at all during the match because he hates snakes. He also heard all of his large sized shirts and higher sold out at the merch table. None of the smaller shirts sold which annoyed him because it meant no women were buying them, only men.

In the battle of current gen yankee versus new gen yankee, Yuko Miyamoto defeated Ryota Nakatsu. Miyamoto was put in danger many times by Nakatsu’s submissions, most notably when the Fire Thunder was countered into a Cross Armbreaker. Miyamoto eventually hit the move but Nakatsu fought through the pain to get back up to his feet. However, Nakatsu was knocked down again with a Lariat and put away with the Moonsault. Miyamoto was surprised to discover that BASARA had a wrestler so focused to target his right arm like Nakatsu did. He thinks it is possible for Nakatsu to grow into a great wrestler.

If it was made out of steel, it was allowed to be used in the Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match. Takumi Tsukamoto gathered around some of his friends from Big Japan to battle the Dove Pro team and their heavy bass music that played throughout the match. A steel box was smashed over everyone’s heads a lot. Gunso grabbed a shard of metal and dug it into Tsukamoto’s forehead to make him bleed. Kabuki Kid then created a pile of chairs for Tsukamoto to be slammed onto. However Tsukamoto got some revenge on Kid with a Fisherman Buster. Jaki Numazawa fended off the Dove wrestlers by throwing chairs at them. Masashi Takeda also used the steel box to keep the Dove wrestlers away while Tsukamoto and Gunso fought to the end inside the ring. Tsukamoto Suplexed Gunso from a ladder onto a pile of metal objects below. He then hit the Zudon for the three count, making B FAULTLESS JUNKY’S the winners. Even though a winner was declared, both sides hinted that the conflict between them isn’t over yet. Tsukamoto wasn’t satisfied with the victory.

SAGAT had the impossible task of facing Daisuke Sekimoto one on one. Even with the hard work and crowd behind him, SAGAT fell to the Deadlift German Suplex. Sekimoto gently bowed to SAGAT after the match and left the ring. SAGAT was offered help by Takato Nakano to be taken out of the ring but SAGAT refused and left under his own power. SAGAT said it was impossible for him to beat Sekimoto this year. It will be impossible for him to beat Sekimoto next year. But some year, SAGAT will beat him! Doesn’t matter if it is so long in the future that Sekimoto will be a grandfather when it happens. It will happen!

The recent sale of DDT and all of its franchises has left Gouma Ryu feeling worried. The entire company is a legitimate business now and there is so much that has to change as a result. Ryu can no longer tolerate sneak attacks because it is illegal. He also wants wrestlers to be careful with their kicks because they can cause injuries. Mineo Fujita cut him off with a sneak attack Dropkick to start their tag match. Ryu tried to strike Fujita with his lawbook but Fujita stopped him with a Shining Wizard. Fujita picked up the lawbook but was told by the referee to get rid of it. Fujita dropped the book onto Ryu’s stomach by accident then pinned him with the Swanton Bomb.

Fuminori Abe channeled the abilities of Munenori Sawa to trap Takato Nakano in an Octopus Hold the same way Sawa did. Masamune kept Shiori Asahi at bay to stop the move from being broken.

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BASARA “VAJRA 43 ~FEAST~” Results

August 25, 2017

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

1. Yasu Urano defeated Takato Nakano with a Shoulder Tackle (7:24).
2. FUMA defeated Gouma Ryu with a Headlock (0:07).
2a. Rematch: FUMA defeated Gouma Ryu with a Headlock (4:00).
3. BASARA x DOVE All Round Fight: Naoki Tanizaki & “brother” YASSHI defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when YASSHI pinned Nakatsu with the Nice Jamaica (12:05).
4. BASARA x DOVE Full Combat Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Gunso, Kabuki Kid & Rey Paloma defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, SAGAT & Daichi Kazato when Gunso pinned Tsukamoto with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (15:18).
5. BASARA x DOVE All Round Fight: Isami Kodaka defeated Kenshin Chikano with the Isamuashi Zan (10:36).
6. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryucihi (c) defeated Yusuke Kubo with the Perfect Five (18:49).

In the battle between USA and Heavy Metal, USA won. Trans-Am ★ Ryucihi is still the Union MAX Champion after beating Yusuke Kubo. He survived an Arm Trap Figure Four Leg Lock by nudging his body over to the ropes then cut down Kubo with Short Arm Lariats until the Perfect Five finish. Ryuichi called Kubo the strongest technician in BASARA but he was not strong enough. Isami Kodaka came out and challenged Ryuichi to a title match at Korakuen Hall on 1st October. Ryuichi accepted the challenge and shook Kodaka’s hand. But Ryuichi then said if he beats Kodaka, he will take over BASARA. Kodaka was taken aback by the stipulation but agreed to it. The Korakuen show is his 15th Anniversary and he will fight with all 15 years of his power to protect BASARA and become the champion!

Isami Kodaka Vs Kenshin Chikano was treated as the final match in the BASARA Vs Dove Pro feud. Both sides agreed that there was going to be no decisive winner anytime soon so this match would be the end and then everyone could move on to new directions. Kodaka got the win with the Isamuashi Zan. Kodaka and Gunso argued afterwards over whether or not this means BASARA won the feud.

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi had to pull out of the show because of a dislocated shoulder. SAGAT took his place in Match #4. Takumi Tsukamoto lost the match for his team and afterwards said he wanted revenge on the Dove Pro team. However BASARA’s feud with Dove Pro is now over after today. So Tsukamoto said he will bring in some old friends to help him fight Dove Pro at the 1st October Korakuen show.

After Match #3, “brother” YASSHI praised Ryota Nakatsu inbetween a bunch of swear words. He described Nakatsu as a “blonde haired bastard” and a wonderful wrestler who stood out at the Dove Pro shows in Osaka and Hiroshima two weeks ago. YASSHI thinks Nakatsu has a promising future.


BASARA “VAJRA 42 ~FEAST~” Results

August 24, 2017

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

1. Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Takato Nakano with the Zudon (7:46).
2. BASARA x DOVE All Round Fight: Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma defeated Yusuke Kubo & Gouma Ryu when Chikano pinned Ryu with the Running Middle Kick (13:51).
3. Trans-Am Appearance! Release, Best Stretchman V3’s Special Move: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Best Stretchman V3 with a Cradle (9:30).
4. Yasu Urano defeated SAGAT with a Small Package (13:02).
5. BASARA x DOVE Full Confrontation Elimination Hardcore 8-Man Tag Match: Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Gunso, Kabuki Kid, Naoki Tanizaki & “brother” YASSHI (22:57).
5a. “brother” YASSHI eliminated Ryota Nakatsu by Ring Out (13:50).
5b. Ryuichi Sekine eliminated “brother” YASSHI by Ring Out (14:02).
5c. Naoki Tanizaki eliminated Ryuichi Sekine with the Implant (15:15).
5d. FUMA and Gunso eliminated each other by Double Ring Out (19:55).
5e. Isami Kodaka eliminated Kabuki Kid with a School Boy (21:10).
5f. Isami Kodaka eliminated Naoki Tanizaki by Ring Out (22:57).

The next leg of the BASARA Vs Dove Pro feud was highlighted with another 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match this time with Hardcore rules. The Dove Pro team all entered wearing red baseball jerseys yelling “We are DOVE PRO!”. Isami Kodaka made his entrance wearing a costume made up of combined props from other BASARA wrestlers. He was carrying Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi’s American flag and Gouma Ryu’s law book, wore SAGAT’s feathered headpiece, Takato Nakano’s leggings, Best Stretchman V3 muffler and Yusuke Kubo’s armbands. Dove Pro gained the advantage by eliminated Ryota Nakatsu and Ryuichi Sekine early while only losing “brother” YASSHI on their side. FUMA and Gunso fought on top of a ladder and were both knocked out of the ring when Kodaka was thrown into them. Kodaka was left on his own but he caught Kabuki Kid with a School Boy to bring the match down to himself and Naoki Tanizaki as the final two. They exchanged Elbow Smashes on the apron until Kodaka gave Tanizaki a Vertical Drop Brainbuster onto the apron. Tanizaki then fell off the apron to get eliminated.

BASARA won the match but the fighting continued between the two teams at ringside. Kodaka calmed everyone down and told them to save it for tomorrow’s show. He then asked if Gunso was doing anything on 1st October. That is the date of Kodaka’s 15th Anniversary show in Korakuen Hall. Kodaka would like Gunso and some of the Dove Pro wrestlers to come over to the show. Gunso described the rivalry between BASARA and Dove Pro as an “Endless, Endless Summer”. He said Kodaka’s match with Kenshin Chikano will be the de facto final match of the feud. Chikano promised to make tomorrow an unforgettable day.

Yasu Urano used the referee as a shield to stop SAGAT from hitting a top rope attack. Urano then threw the ref into SAGAT, kicked SAGAT below the belt when the ref was disoriented and pinned SAGAT with an Inside Cradle.

Gouma Ryu said he was intimidated by the skills of his opponents but gained courage when he found out he was teaming with Yusuke Kubo, the man who will be challenging for the Union MAX Title tomorrow. Ryu yelled that he would destroy Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma but they easily beat him up.


BASARA Invades Dove Pro

August 15, 2017

I was only able to find partial results of the BASARA related matches from the DDT website.

DOVE PRO “CLASH! DOVE X BASARA OSAKA GAMES”, 10/08/2017
Osaka Theater Sekaikan
??? Fans

1. 3 WAY THRASH: SAGAT & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated HAYATA & Taniyuki Ota and Gunso & Kabuki Kid when SAGAT pinned Kid with the Gore Grind (?:??).
2. Hide Kubota & Yasu Kubota Vs Yuki Aoki & Kouhei Kinoshita (?:??).
3. 3 WAY THRASH: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Shoichi Uchida and Rey Paloma when Hiroshi pinned Paloma with a Cradle (?:??).
4. DOVE Tag Team Titles: YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano (c) defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Chikano pinned Nakatsu with the Buzzsaw Kick (?:??).
*V3 for The Gingin BOYS.
5. Isami Kodaka defeated “brother” YASSHI with the European Clutch (?:??).

BASARA was invited over to Dove Pro’s house for a weekend series of inter-promotional matches. Day 1 was held in Osaka and BASARA almost dominated the challenge by winning 3 of the 4 inter-promotional matches. Isami Kodaka beat “brother” YASSHI but he was saved from defeat when the referee was knocked down during the match, missing a vital pinfall by YASSHI. Kodaka countered YASSHI’s Locomotion Suplex into the European Clutch to steal the win.

Cavalry were the only losers on team BASARA. They failed to win the DOVE Tag Team Titles from The Gingin BOYS and they blamed the BOYS’ female fans over it.

Both Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Rey Paloma ignored Shoichi Uchida for most of the 3 Way Match. They were more focused on wrestling each other until Hiroshi convinced Paloma to sing with him. Hiroshi then rolled Paloma into a pin as they were singing to get the three count.

The 3 Way Tag match was fought under Hardcore Rules and it got violent. SAGAT was unstoppable with the chairs while Takumi Tsukamoto used a ladder to great effect. Their opponents were no match for them and SAGAT got the pin on Kabuki Kid to win. Kid’s partner Gunso had a stare down with SAGAT after the match.

DOVE PRO “CLASH! DOVE X BASARA HIROSHIMA GAMES”, 11/08/2017
Hiroshima Marina Hop
??? Fans

1. Shoichi Uchida & Sauser Vs Takeshi Okada & Van Veer Negro (?:??).
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Rey Paloma with a Cross Armbreaker (?:??).
3. Yuki Aoki & Kouhei Kinoshita Vs HAYATA & YO-HEY (?:??).
4. Kenshin Chikano defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Buzzsaw Kick (?:??).
5. Elimination 8-Man Tag Match: “brother” YASSHI, Naoki Tanizaki, Kabuki Kid & Gunso defeated Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryuichi Sekine & SAGAT (?:??).

The next day’s show took place in Dove Pro’s home location in Hiroshima. It was highlighted by a crazy 4 Vs 4 Elimination brawl between Dove Pro and BASARA. Kodaka was busted open early after chairshots and a collision with the ring post. He later scored the first elimination over Naoki Tanizaki. Kabuki Kid got rid of Tsukamoto but was then eliminated by Ryuichi Sekine. YASSHI evened the sides by escaping Sekine’s Let’s Combine and pinning him with La Magistral. YASSHI and Kodaka eliminated each other when a tackled took both of them over the top rope and out of the ring. This left SAGAT and Gunso as the last members of each team. Gunso came out on top with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster and the Diving Guillotine Drop.

Chikano pinned Nakatsu with the Buzzsaw Kick for the second show in a row.

Hiroshi and Paloma continued to sing at each other duiring their second match. Hiroshi trapped him in a Cross Armbreaker to win but continued to attack him after the match. Paloma fought him off and hit the Paloma Bomber to make Hiroshi flee out of the ring.

Next up, Dove Pro will be back in BASARA for another inter-promotional challenge series on 23rd & 24th August.


BASARA “VAJRA 41 ~OSAKA BEER GARDEN WRESTLING 2017~” Results

July 29, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 41 ~OSAKA BEER GARDEN WRESTLING 2017~”, 29/07/2017
Osaka Okinawa Hall
182 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Ryuichi Sekine defeated Takato Nakano with the Let’s Combine (7:00).
2. Best Stretchman V3 In Danger! Approach Battle Socrates Fear: Yasu Urano defeated Best Stretchman V3 with a Backslide Pin (10:00).
3. Real Style Co., Ltd. Presents Special Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Gouma Ryu defeated Masamune & Kuishinbo Kamen when Ryu pinned Kamen with the Super Long Dwelling Moonsault (9:13).
4. Gunso & Kabuki Kid defeated Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT when Gunso pinned SAGAT with the Diving Guillotine Drop On A Chair (13:12).
5. Keihan Wrestling Dispute 2017: Naoki Tanizaki defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Implant (12:35).
6. Trans-Am ★ Family Vs IRON PRIEST: FUMA, HUB & Yusuke Kubo defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Abe when Kubo pinned Abe with the Death Metal Roll (14:58).

Yusuke Kubo continues to lead IRON PRIEST to victory over the Trans-Am ★ Family. This time his Death Metal Roll put Trans-Am ★ Abe down for the count. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi was furious with Abe over the result and fired him from the team after the match. This is the second time Abe has been fired from the Family. FUMA told everyone that “KUBO-METAL” will be the next person to challenge Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi for the Union MAX Title. When BASARA returns to Osaka, “KUBO-METAL” will be the champion! Keep on rockin’!

Naoki Tanizaki continued to attack Ryota Nakatsu after their match until Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine came to the rescue. Gunso & Kabuki Kid then ran in to back up Tanizaki. Kodaka said that BASARA lost their matches to Dove Pro today but BASARA will get their chance at revenge next month. Today was a declaration of war! Kodaka pointed out he is affiliated with Dragon Gate but he sides with Dove Pro in this feud.

Chairs and a ladder were used a lot in the match between Tsukasaga-gun and Dove Pro. The end came when Gunso slammed Takumi Tsukamoto onto the ladder. Kabuki Kid then placed a chair on SAGAT and Gunso hit the Guillotine Drop to win the match. There will be more BASARA Vs Dove Pro matches down the line and Tsukamoto is looking forward to them. He is a death match wrestler more than a hardcore wrestler. He’s been in more dangerous matches than what Dove Pro are used to. Kabuki Kid describes himself & Gunso as Hardcore Craftsmen. They’re not scared of Tsukamoto & SAGAT.

Kuishinbo Kamen placed Gouma Ryu upside down against the turnbuckles in the Tree Of Woe position. Kamen then got knocked down and Ryu fell on top of him for the three count. Calling it a Moonsault is being very generous.


BASARA “VAJRA 34 ~LION DASH~” Results

April 29, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 34 ~LION DASH~”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
775 Fans

1. Takato Nakano Debut Match: Isami Kodaka defeated Takato Nakano with a Half Crab Hold (6:27).
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial “Best Stretchman V3 In Reverse”: Best Stretchman V3 defeated Gouma Ryu, Atsushi Maruyama and Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Stretchman pinned Ryu with the Best Stretch Bomb (8:01).
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Gingin Boys: YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano defeated FUMA & Hagane when YO-HEY pinned FUMA with the Bamboo Dragon Fly (12:21).
4. Super Pro Wrestling Ring Wars 2017 ~Japan Vs Trans-Am~ True Patriotic Pinfall: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Tanaka defeated Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe when Hiroshi pinned Sekine with the Stars And Stripes Leg Drop (9:17).
5. BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Dick Togo defeated Yusuke Kubo with a Gedo Clutch (9:34).
6. BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Yuji Okabayashi defeated Isami Kodaka with the Argentine Backbreaker (11:28).
7. Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT defeated Gunso & Shoichi Uchida when SAGAT pinned Uchida with the Gore Grind (16:54).
8. Union MAX Title – BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Perfect Five (16:11).
*V1 for Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi.

The 2nd half of today’s Korakuen Hall doubleshot was held by BASARA for their second ever visit to the building. The Trans-Am ★ Family were dominant with wins in both of their big matches. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi successfully defended the Union MAX Title against Ryota Nakatsu in the main event. Ryuichi yelled “C’mon Young Boy!” at Nakatsu as they wrestled but Nakatsu reversed the roles when he hulked up against the champion’s offence late in the match. Sadly for Nakatsu he was knocked loopy with the Luxurious Lariat and Ryuichi put him away with the Perfect Five. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi congratulated Ryuichi after the match and they both spoke in English about the upcoming Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament.

A table, ladder and a pile of chairs were placed in the ring and dub music played over the sound system for the Hardcore Tag Match. After several failed attempts SAGAT finally earned a win over Gunso although he had to pin Shoichi Uchida to do it. Takumi Tsukamoto hit Uchida with the O’Cannon Bomb after Uchida missed a Splash from the top of the ladder. Tsukamoto then held Gunso back while SAGAT pinned Uchida with the Gore Grind.

Gunso wasn’t shaken by his team’s loss. He describes hardcore wrestling like it was a sushi shop and Dove Pro Wrestling’s “sushi” is the best! He wants more BASARA Vs Dove Pro Wrestling matches but wants to hear what BASARA’s “sushi store manager” Isami Kodaka has to say. Kodaka played along with Gunso’s metaphors and called BASARA a family restaurant. Gunso challenged Kodaka to send BASARA wrestlers over to Dove Pro. Kodaka couldn’t agree to it but made a deal with Gunso. BASARA will be holding two shows at Shin-Kiba 1st RING in August, one on the 23rd and one on the 24th. They are offering to book Dove Pro wrestlers to take part in the shows. Gunso accepted and said he will bring the entire roster. Kodaka told him he can’t do that. Gunso must choose who to bring because BASARA can’t afford to pay the travelling expenses for an entire outside roster. Kodaka then warned that he is preparing his best dish for the Dove Pro wrestlers the show. He is preparing SAGAT!

Kodaka went into his match with Yuji Okabayashi knowing that it would be almost impossible to beat him. That turned out to be right but hey at least he tried. Kodaka had a few tricks up his sleeve like trying to goad Okabayashi into throwing Chops that were easy to dodge. He also targeted his leg and was able to Suplex him onto the floor while they were outside the ring. Tatsuhiko Yoshino even begged for Okabayashi to get counted out so it wouldn’t ruin Kodaka’s special day in Korakuen. Okabayashi did not oblige and when he got his hands on Kodaka he didn’t waste his opportunities. Kodaka had some chances here and there like moving away from the Golem Splash and getting a two count with La Magistral Cradle. But Okabayashi caught him with a Power Bomb and lifted him back up into the Argentine Backbreaker for the submission victory. Okabayashi said that power is everything. It doesn’t matter what skill and tricks Kodaka has, Okabayashi will always bounce back with power!

Dick Togo out-wrestled Yusuke Kubo in a match between teacher and student. Togo was one step ahead most of the time and countered Kubo’s Goro Suplex into the Pedigree. Kubo blocked the move but Togo manoeuvred him into a Gedo Clutch for the match winning pinfall. Kubo bowed to Togo after the match. In a backstage interview, Kubo said he was 17 years old when he first met Togo. He is 30 now. He went into this match thinking it was the beginning of the end for him but Togo proved that there is a lot left for him to do.

A true patriotic battle took place as the Trans-Am ★ Family fought Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe. A team could only win when one of their wrestlers used their country’s flag to pin an opponent for the three count. Trans-Am ★ Tanaka was seen for the first time yet wasn’t told about the rules so he went straight for the Minoru Special on Abe. The fans rallied more behind the Trans-Am ★ Family and gave “USA!” chants although they were followed by some “Nippon!” chants afterwards. The family got rid of Masamune & Abe so were able to focus their efforts on Sekine. He couldn’t withstand the numbers game and Hiroshi gave him with a Leg Drop with the Stars And Stripes on top of him to win the match.

The Gingin Boys made quite an entrance, hugging fans of all gender and getting them to place money in their tights and mouths. They scored a big win over IRON PRIEST by isolating FUMA from Hagane. At first FUMA had things in control and hit his big moves on YO-HEY. But a successful dodge led FUMA into a High Kick from Kenshin Chikano. YO-HEY then upped the pressure on FUMA until he pinned him with the Bamboo Dragon Fly, a multiple spinning splash from the top rope.

Court was in session as Best Stretchman V3 was put on trial by Tatsuhiko Yoshino. The two had to be held apart by Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama when they were all in the ring. Stretchman was accused of defamation when he called Yoshino a monster at the last BASARA show in Shin-Kiba. Ryu defended Stretchman by claiming his words were never meant to be taken under offence. He explained that Yoshino was an orthodox wrestler in Guts World but developed into a monster when he moved up to Big Japan. Yoshino disagreed and felt it was still meant to be an insult. Things took a turn when Maruyama pointed out that Ryu’s mother was in the audience. Ryu then took out one of his handwritten notes and read it to everyone. He said that he studied hard to become a lawyer so it would please his mother. But the work he did was so hard that he became a pro wrestler to bring him some relief. He hid this from his mother for so long that it became unbearable and he finally wanted her to learn the truth! Everyone was touched by this except for Yoshino. He attacked Ryu and told Maruyama to join in. Stretchman came to the rescue and fought them off. Ryu shook his hand as thanks but Stretchman then gave him the Best Stretch Bomb for the three count. Stretchman was declared Not Guilty by the judge.

Kodaka welcomed BASARA’s newest wrestler Takato Nakano by being his opponent for his debut match. Nakano wore a purple “Buddha-style” costume and was put through his paces by the veteran Kodaka. He was able to catch Kodaka with a Christo and a Wheelbarrow Facecrusher but otherwise it was all Kodaka in this match. Nakano tapped out to the Half Crab, as is tradition for debut matches in Japan. Kodaka encouraged Nakano to get back to his feet on his own after the match.


BASARA “VAJRA 33 ~RICH IN SPRING AND FALL~” Results

April 19, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 33 ~RICH IN SPRING AND FALL~”, 19/04/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
184 Fans

1. Episode 3 – “Best Stretchman V3 Angry Special Training”: Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe when Stretchman pinned Abe with the Best Stretch Bomb (8:42).
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Preliminary Preparation For Trial: Gouma Ryu defeated Atsushi Maruyama with an Inverted Reverse Splash (5:44).
3. IRON PRIEST Vs B FAULTLESS JUNKY’s: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Jaki Numazawa & Masashi Takeda when Kubo pinned Tsukamoto with the Death Metal Roll (15:04).
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Gunso & Naoki Tanizaki defeated Isami Kodaka & SAGAT when Gunso pinned SAGAT with the Diving Guillotine Drop from the Ladder (18:31).
5. Double ★ Trans-Am Vs Cavalry!: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Ryuichi pinned Sekine with the Perfect Five (15:40).

As the ride to Korakuen Hall nears its end, BASARA had one more show to get past before the big event. The Trans-Am ★ Family were victorious over Cavalry with one Ryuichi pinning another. Ryota Nakatsu called Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi a strong wrestler but then claimed he knew his real identity. Nakatsu accused him of being Ryuichi Kawakami from Big Japan! Ryuichi denied the accusation but Nakatsu told him he didn’t care either way. When Nakatsu said he wants nothing more than the Union MAX Title, Ryuichi cut him off and said he loves the belt more.

Dove Pro Wrestling scored a big win over BASARA in a Hardcore Tag Match. Gunso’s impressive win streak in BASARA continues to grow while Naoki Tanizaki was happy to finally get his hands on Isami Kodaka. Tanizaki and Kodaka will fight again on 4th May.

Both Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama weren’t in the mood to compete in their warm up match for Korakuen Hall later this month. Neither of them had anything prepared for the bout. Kodaka, Best Stretchman V3 and Tatsuhiko Yoshino all had to motivate them into wrestling each other. The match only ended with a winner when the referee accidentally knocked over Maruyama and pushed Ryu on top of him. Gouma and Maruyama explained afterwards that they just cannot be motivated to wrestle if a criminal trial is not attached to it.

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament returns later this year. Kodaka is putting 500,000 yen of his own pocket money into the prize pot. The tournament begins on 4th May and lasts until 5th July.