BASARA “VAJRA 38 ~FEAST~ DRINKING PARTY” Results

June 19, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 38 ~FEAST~ DRINKING PARTY”, 19/06/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
212 Fans

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (8) defeated Takato Nakano (0) with the Let’s Combine (5:37).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Kengo Mashimo defeated Gouma Ryu and Hercules Senga when Mashimo submitted both Ryu and Senga with the Double Mudo (9:37).
3. Tsutomu Oosugi, Best Stretchman V3 & Masaya Takahashi defeated Ryota Nakatsu, Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe when Stretchman pinned Abe after a Double Choke Slam with Takahashi (10:59).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Yusuke Kubo (6) defeated Takumi Tsukamoto (4) with (12:00).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (7) Vs FUMA (7) ended in a Double KO (12:00).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: SAGAT (2) defeated Isami Kodaka (4) with the Goregrind (12:39).

Block A Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (8)
-. Ryuichi Sekine (8)
3. Yusuke Kubo (6)
4. Takumi Tsukamoto (4)
5. Best Stretchman V3 (2)
6. Takato Nakano (0)

Block B Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (7)
-. FUMA (7)
3. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
5. SAGAT (2)
-. Gouma Ryu (0)

The race to the top in both groups are now getting tight with one more set of matches left to go. Isami Kodaka was knocked out of the running with a shock defeat to SAGAT. The match between Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and FUMA was so intense that neither could answer the 10 count and the match was ruled a draw. The two are still tied in first so it will all come down to their separate final matches.

Over In Block A, Ryuichi Sekine scored his fourth straight win in a row. He and Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi will fight each other to win their group on the final day. Yusuke Kubo beat Takumi Tsukamoto in their last bout of the tournament. Neither will make it to the final but at least Kubo can be satisfied by finishing ahead of Tsukamoto.

Yasu Urano appeared after the main event. He said when he became a freelancer he was able to reset his mind and think about where he wanted to wrestle outside of DDT. He also thought about going to other places to visit old friends. He pointed out SAGAT and Tsukamoto as friends he was surprised to see again. Oh, and Hiroshi too. Kodaka asked Urano if he would like to fight with his friends again. Urano said he would and he asked if he could wrestle in BASARA. Kodaka agreed and invited him to compete at the Shinjuku show on 5th July. Urano then said in his 17 years of wrestling there are certain matches he was never a part of. So for his first BASARA match he wants a Hardcore Tag Match! Kodaka agreed to be one of his opponents. Both will go find wrestlers to team with in the meantime.


BASARA “VAJRA 37 WU” Results

June 2, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 37 WU”, 01/06/2017
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum
75 Fans

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (4) defeated Best Stretchman V3 (2) with the Dodon (7:04).
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA (6) defeated Gouma Ryu (0) with the Heavy Metal Anthem (8:59).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (8) defeated Takato Nakano (0) with the Trans-Am ★ Shooter (6:05).
4. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Shinya defeated MC.33 & Fuminori Abe when Shinya pinned Abe with the Δ Drive (9:02).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (6) defeated Yusuke Kubo (4) with the Ryusetsu (11:17).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu (4) defeated SAGAT (0) with the V Slider (13:13).

Block A Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (8)
2. Ryuichi Sekine (6)
3. Yusuke Kubo (4)
-. Takumi Tsukamoto (4)
5. Best Stretchman V3 (2)
6. Takato Nakano (0)

Block B Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (6)
-. FUMA (6)
3. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
5. SAGAT (0)
-. Gouma Ryu (0)

SAGAT is no closer to getting his first win in this year’s Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~. He fell to Ryota Nakatsu in the main event. Technical wrestling defeated brute force in this contest. Nakatsu joked that his baseball practice at the Tokyo Dome earlier in the day helped him win the match. He now looks ahead to his final group match against Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi.

Cavalry’s success continued with Ryuichi Sekine beating Yusuke Kubo in the semi-main event. Sekine is currently undefeated with two matches left on his schedule.

While MC.33 and Trans-Am ★ Shinya were wrestling, Shinya asked what does the MC stand for? MC.33 said MCs are people who are familiar with music. Suddenly MC.33 transformed the wrestling match into an entrance music quiz. The Trans-Am ★ Family got the questions right and used the moves of Stone Cold and The Rock after correctly guessing their songs. Angry at losing, MC.33 brought out a samurai sword and sliced through the Trans-Am ★ Family. However they got back up as soon as they realised it was a fake sword. They knocked MC.33 out of the ring with a Big Boot and Shinya then pinned Fuminori Abe with the Δ Drive.

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi is almost on the home clear with one match left for him to fight for in Block A. He added a submission move to his repertoire, the Trans-Am ★ Shooter. The rookie Takato Nakano had nowhere to go when he was locked in the move. The only opponent left for him is Ryuichi Sekine. And wouldn’t you know it, Sekine is the only one who can realistically catch up with him at this point.

FUMA came to the show to wrestle but Gouma Ryu wanted to talk about music instead. Ryu said he’s been listening to Dreams Come True and B’z because they make music that anyone can listen to. He wanted to know why FUMA likes heavy metal. FUMA said it is because of people like Ryu and he then attacked him to start the match. Ryu fought back by summoning the power of Tetsuya Komuro and other J-Pop artists. When the match reached its end, FUMA admitted that the music of B’z is close to metal so they’re ok. He then pinned Ryu with the Heavy Metal Anthem.

Best Stretchman V3 thought Takumi Tsukamoto was a monster fisherman because he uses the Fisherman Suplex. Tsukamoto proved him wrong by using the Dodon to beat him. Although he is out of the tournament, Tsukamoto wants to finish his run by beating Yusuke Kubo so he can finish with 6 points.

Isami Kodaka will hold an event celebrating his 15th Anniversary in wrestling at Korakuen Hall on 1st October. The show will feature wrestlers associated with Isami from all over the wrestling industry, not just BASARA.


BASARA “VAJRA 37 ~PARTY~ SUMPTUOUS FEAST” Results

May 17, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 37 ~PARTY~ SUMPTUOUS FEAST”, 17/05/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
204 Fans

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (2) defeated Takato Nakano (0) with the Dodon (7:18).
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka (4) defeated Gouma Ryu (0) with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:37).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (6) defeated Best Stretchman V3 (2) with the Perfect Five (11:28).
4. Masamune, Yusuke Kubo & Tatsuhiko Yoshino defeated Ryuji Ito, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe when Kubo pinned Abe with the Gedo Clutch (13:21).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA (4) defeated Ryota Nakatsu (2) with the Jawbreaker (12:59).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (6) defeated SAGAT (0) with the Perfect Plex (13:25).

Block A Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (6)
2. Yusuke Kubo (4)
-. Ryuichi Sekine (4)
4. Takumi Tsukamoto (2)
-. Best Stretchman V3 (2)
6. Takato Nakano (0)

Block B Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (6)
2. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. FUMA (4)
4. Ryota Nakatsu (2)
5. SAGAT (0)
-. Gouma Ryu (0)

The Trans-Am ★ Family continue to smash through the competition and lead both blocks undefeated. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated his friend SAGAT in the main event. Hiroshi admitted afterwards that he has never praised SAGAT until now. He was impressed with how SAGAT fought his best because the audience put their support behind him.

The odds on Gouma Ryu beating Isami Kodaka were improved when rumours spread across the locker room that Kodaka was wrestling with a neck injury. Ryu’s attacked Kodaka from behind but rather than fight back, Kodaka instead brought in two chairs and asked Ryu to sit down and have a chat. When that was finished they began to wrestle again. Kodaka overcame his injuries to win the match. He shook Ryu’s hand afterwards and thanked him for a good match.

Takumi Tsukamoto finally registered some points after a poor start, beating Takato Nakano in the opener. Despite playing catch up he does not want to rush himself in the ring. Being impatient will not help him find the breakthrough strategy that will get him back in the points race.


BASARA “VAJRA 36 ~OSHU HAO~” Results

May 14, 2017

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

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

Block A Standings

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

Block B Standings

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

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

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

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

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


BASARA “VAJRA 35 WU” Results

May 13, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 35 WU”, 12/05/2017
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum
74 Fans

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Best Stretchman V3 (2) defeated Takato Nakano (0) with the Best Stretch Bomber (6:05).
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (2) defeated Gouma Ryu (0) with the Trans-Am ★ Recliner (5:13).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA (2) defeated SAGAT (0) with the Jawbreaker (10:27).
4. Takumi Tsukamoto & Ryuichi Sekine defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe when Tsukamoto pinned Abe with the Tiger Suplex (4:36).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (4) defeated Yusuke Kubo (2) with the Perfect Five (10:17).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka (2) defeated Ryota Nakatsu (0) with the Isamuashi Zan (13:43).

Block A Standings

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

Block B Standings

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

The first set of Block B matches took place today with two more Block A bouts. Isami Kodaka got off to a good start by beating Ryota Nakatsu in the main event. Afterwards Kodaka revealed that the 500,000 yen prize money for Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ is coming straight from BASARA’s finances and not his own personal money like last year. Kodaka is determined to win the tournament so he can get the company’s money back!

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi defeated Yusuke Kubo to take the top spot on Block A. Ryuichi was happy with the win because he respects Kubo’s mentor Dick Togo.

FUMA dedicated his victory over SAGAT to his new favourite metal band from Mongolia, Voodoo Kung Fu.

Gouma Ryu promised to wrestle a proper match against Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. He’s been wrestling for 12 years but felt today was the first time he would take it seriously. So seriously that when his phone rang during the match he told the person on the line that he was busy and hung up.

Best Stretchman V3 for some reason thought Takato Nakano was a ghost.


BASARA “VAJRA 35 ~OSAKA CLUB SPRING~” Results

May 4, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 35 ~OSAKA CLUB SPRING~”, 04/05/2017
Osaka Toyonaka City Rose Cultural Hall
290 Fans

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Yusuke Kubo (2) defeated Takato Nakano (0) with a Modified Cross Facelock (9:23).
2. Tatsuhiko Yoshino defeated Ryota Nakatsu with a School Boy (6:32).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (2) defeated Best Stretchman V3 (0) with the Let’s Combine (8:04).
4. Hiroshi du Soleil Vs Infinity!: Buffalo & Tsubasa defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT when Tsubasa pinned SAGAT with La Magistral Cradle (10:25).
5. Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & HUB defeated Gunso & Kabuki Kid when FUMA pinned Kid with the Chair Assisted Heavy Metal Anthem from the Ladder (13:46).
6. Real Style Co., Ltd. Presents Special Single Match: Naoki Tanizaki defeated Isami Kodaka with a Rolling Cradle (12:59).
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (2) defeated Takumi Tsukamoto (0) with the Perfect Five (12:52).

Block A Standings

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

Block B Standings

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

The 2017 Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament began with all Block A matches today. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi sent a message to the rest of the field with a win over Takumi Tsukamoto in the main event. Ryuichi’s dream opponent for the final is Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. They both think it will be the perfect match. Ryuichi Sekine took Best Stretchman V3 past his breaking point, bending him so far with the Let’s Combine that Stretchman had to submit. The rookie Takato Nakano tried what he could against Yusuke Kubo but a Backbreaker into the Cross Facelock made him tap out.

Naoki Tanizaki found an answer to Isami Kodaka’s European Clutch to grab the victory. The European Clutch was countered when Tanizaki rolled on top of Kodaka and pressed down with all his weight to get the three count. Tanizaki said he has just begun and he hopes to see even more interactions between BASARA and Dove Pro Wrestling in the future.


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.