BASARA “VAJRA 29 ~TENKA FUBU~” Results

February 12, 2017

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BASARA “VAJRA 29 ~TENKA FUBU~”, 12/02/2017
Nagoya City Higashi Sports Center
160 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shinya Ishida defeated SAGAT with the △ Drive (8:16).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Konaka = Pale One and Mammoth Handa defeated Gouma Ryu when Konaka and Handa (12:23).
3. Double ★ Trans-Am Vs IRON PRIEST: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when Ryuichi pinned Kubo with the Perfect5 (12:59).
4. Nori da Funky Shibire-sasu defeated Daichi Kazato with a Back Drop (12:30).
5. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) when Tsukamoto pinned Nakatsu with the Tiger Suplex (19:45).
*Cavalry fails in V2. The Aldini Brothers become the 23rd NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champions!

The Aldini Brothers have reclaimed the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles! The champions Cavalry almost won when Ryota Nakatsu hit a Sliding Kick to Takumi Tsukamoto. However Isami Kodaka stopped the pin with the Diving Double Knee Drop. Tsukamoto slipped out of the V Slider and gave Nakatsu the Tiger Suplex for the pin. Kodaka said described winning the belts from Cavalry made the victory even more meaningful. Tsukamoto said that together he and Kodaka will raise the prestige of the titles and also of BASARA.

Court was in session for the latest of Gouma Ryu’s Pro Wrestling Trials. Konaka = Pale One of all people took the case seriously. Gone was his ghostly facepaint and replacing them were a pair of glasses an a tie. He was the prosecutor accusing Mammoth Handa of faking an injury to avoid wrestling at a show last August. Ryu argued that Handa is passionate about pro wrestling but Kodaka told him he’s never seen Honda at practice. Tomoya Hasegawa was called to the ring as a witness. Kodaka noticed that he was wearing women’s underwear beneath his regular clothing. Hasegawa explained he borrowed his sister’s underwear because his own went missing. He then said Handa missed the show in August because of a traffic accident. But as he talked about this he accidentally revealed that he was driving to a Stardom show that day instead of the other show. Everyone attacked Hasegawa and piled on top of him for the pin. Hasegawa was then declared guilty.


BASARA “VAJRA 27 ~OSAKA WINTER IN OYODO~” Results

January 8, 2017

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BASARA “VAJRA 27 ~OSAKA WINTER IN OYODO~”, 08/01/2017
Osaka Oyodo Community Center
247 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Masamune defeated Yusuke Kubo with a Rolling Leg Clutch (9:39).
2. Wrestling LOL Encyclopedia: Tadasuke defeated Gouma Ryu with a DDT onto the Law Book (9:21).
3. Hardcore Match: Gunso defeated Daichi Kazato with the Diving Guillotine Drop onto a Chair (10:44).
4. Hiroshi du Soleil Vs TsubaBilly – Lucha Libre Rules: Tsubasa & Billy Ken Kid defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT when Kid pinned SAGAT with La Espalda (8:03).
5. Osaka Metal New Year Festival: FUMA & HAYATA defeated HUB & Madoka when FUMA pinned Madoka with the Heavy Metal Anthem (14:21).
6. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto (c) when Sekine submitted Tsukamoto with the Let’s Combine (18:54).
*The Aldini Brothers fail in V3. Cavalry becomes the 22nd NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champions!

Cavalry strikes gold! They defeated The Aldini Brothers to win the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles. Victory came when Ryuichi Sekine put Takumi Tsukamoto into the Let’s Combine. Isami Kodaka tried to cut him off but Ryota Nakatsu got rid of him by using the V Slider. Sekine applied more pressure to Tsukamoto until he gave up. Nakatsu complimented Sekine on his submission hold then admitted he cried when the bell rang and Sekine’s music started playing. Sekine brought up Kodaka’s speech from Friday about having to beat him more than once to become BASARA’s ace. Sekine invited Kodaka to try and win the belts back but warned him that he and Nakatsu will destroy him on their way to the top of BASARA!

It seemed like IRON PRIEST were making a new friend out of HUB. He joined in with their heavy metal posing after the match until he suddenly whipped FUMA with the long tail from his mask. HUB then admitted he can’t get along with those kind of people.

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi warned his Osaka opponents about his and SAGAT’s devastating double team move, the Space SAGAT Torpedo 2. Although really he was trying to promote the T-shirts of the move that were on sale over by the merch stand. He then launched a surprise attack of the move with SAGAT but Tsubasa & Billy Ken Kid easily avoided it. SAGAT went for the Goregrind on on Kid but was stopped with a High Kick and pinned with La Espida. Both Tsubasa & Kid were confused over what there opponents were meant to be. They were expecting foreigners. I guess Hiroshi counts as one.


BASARA “VAJRA 26 ~THOROUGHLY~” Results

January 6, 2017

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BASARA “VAJRA 26 ~THOROUGHLY~”, 06/01/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
172 Fans

1. Madoka & Yusuke Kubo defeated Shinya Ishida & Fuminori Abe when Kubo pinned Abe with the Hakata Ipponjime (12:37).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Koji Iwamoto defeated Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama when Iwamoto submitted Ryu with the Lonely Art (11:51).
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Hi69 defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Tsukamoto pinned Sekine with the Tiger Suplex (14:23).
4. Japan And The US New Year Battle ~New Year’s Day! Trans-Am~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT defeated Daichi Kazato, Masamune & Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Hiroshi pinned Kazato with the Perfect Plex (16:12).
5. Union MAX Title: FUMA defeated Isami Kodaka (c) with the Jawbreaker (19:55).
*Isami Kodaka fails in V1. FUMA becomes the 7th Union MAX Champion!

After unsealing the Union MAX Championship and winning it back on Christmas Day, Isami Kodaka already lost the title in his first defence! FUMA with his tens of millions of metal heads supporting him from the darkness defeated his rival to win the title. It happened when FUMA blocked the Isamuashi Zan by catching Isami’s leg. FUMA then hit the Metal Fire From Hell, a German Suplex and finally the Jawbreaker kick. FUMA’s victory speech was about how everyone in BASARA loves metal music whether it is slush metal, death metal, melodic metal or even black metal. But the real joy is found in heavy metal! Kodaka accepted defeat and invited Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Ryuichi Sekine into the ring to stand beside FUMA. He asked is FUMA satisfied with just beating him once? Is a single win enough for FUMA to think he is better than Kodaka? No, Kodaka wants FUMA to beat him again and progress further than he ever did. Kodaka challenged FUMA, Hiroshi and Sekine to overtake him in the race to the top of BASARA because Kodaka is still going to be here. FUMA accepted the challenge and claims he will shut down Kodaka. “Keep on rockin’! We are Heavy Metal! We are IRON PRIEST!”

Today is Takumi Tsukamoto’s 26th birthday so Cavalry were ready to give him a birthday bashing! They even screamed “Happy birthday!” to him while attacking him and targeting his arm. Tsukamoto fought out of the rough spot and won the match with some help from Hi69. However after the match Ryota Nakatsu pointed at Tsukamoto’s NWA Light Heavyweight Tag Title and indicated he is coming for that belt.


“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2016” Results

December 31, 2016

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“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2016”, 31/12/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,510 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yukio Sakaguchi & Daichi Hashimoto defeated Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei when Hashimoto pinned Kei with the Shining Wizard (8:03).
2. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Kengo Mashimo & Shigehiro Irie defeated Naoya Nomura & Kouki Iwasaki when Irie pinned Iwasaki with the Beast Bomber (8:30).
3. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Great Kojika & Joey Ryan when Miyamoto pinned Ryan (7:12).
4. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuji Okabayashi & Jiro Kuroshio defeated Ayato Yoshida & Takuya Nomura when Okabayashi submitted Nomura with the Argentine Backbreaker (8:42)
5. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & HARASHIMA Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
5a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall: Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & HARASHIMA when Uto pinned Sekimoto with a Lateral Cradle (1:30).
6. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Manabu Soya & Takayuki Ueki defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi when Soya pinned Takagi with a Horizontal Cradle (4:11).
7. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki & Yuki Sato Vs Atsushi Aoki & Kazuki Hashimoto ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
7a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall: Atsushi Aoki & Kazuki Hashimoto defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Yuki Sato when Aoki submitted Sato with the Cross Armbreaker (0:32).
8. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Kaz Hayashi & Danshoku Dino when Takeshita pinned Dino with the German Suplex (9:38).
9. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Yukio Sakaguchi & Daichi Hashimoto defeated Kengo Mashimo & Shigehiro Irie when Sakaguchi pinned Irie with the Right Knee Of God (6:16).
10. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Yuji Okabayashi & Jiro Kuroshio ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
10a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Yuji Okabayashi & Jiro Kuroshio when Kodaka pinned Kuroshio with a European Clutch (0:51).
11. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Manabu Soya & Takayuki Ueki when Higuchi pinned Ueki with the Doctor Bomb (5:13).
12. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Atsushi Aoki & Kazuki Hashimoto when Kamitani pinned Hashimoto with the Back Drop (8:48).
13. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi-Final: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Daichi Hashimoto when Kamitani pinned Hashimoto with the Back Drop (8:47).
14. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi-Final: Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto when Uto pinned Kodaka with the Lariat (10:15).
15. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita when Higuchi pinned Takeshita with the Goten (20:37).

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Korakuen Hall spent its final hours of 2016 hosting the annual New Year’s Supershow co-hosted by Big Japan, DDT, K-DOJO, WRESTLE-1 and All Japan. The entire show was built around a Shuffle Tag Team Tournament, mixing most of the wrestlers together into odd pairings. Some teams got along with each other, some didn’t but hey it’s the holidays so let’s just have fun.

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The opening match saw Yukio Sakaguchi & Daichi Hashimoto barely working together to beat the Brahman Brothers. Even the evil twins suggested that their opponents would have a better chance of winning if they got along. That came back to haunt them when a stop sign attack backfired and Brahman Shu hit Brahman Kei by accident. Hashimoto then drank the Brahman’s black ink and spat it in Kei’s face, leading to the Shining Wizard to finish him off.

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Kengo Mashimo & Shigehiro Irie beat Naoya Nomura & Kouki Iwasaki. The latter worked well together but they weren’t able to outlast their more experienced opponents. Irie isolated Iwasaki while Mashimo threw Nomura out of the ring. Iwasaki said he felt tense having to wrestle on the final night of the year.

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The 3rd match ended in a sleazy manner thanks to Joey Ryan and Laura James. Ryan kept trying to make Yuko Miyamoto touch his groin. Referee Frank Atsushi was slammed into the turnbuckles so James ran in to interfere. This somehow led to a situation where Great Kojika was knocked onto his back, James fell down on top of him sitting on his face, Atsushi stood over her holding his groin in pain and Ryan was knocked down head first onto Kojika’s crotch. If that wasn’t enough, a dazed Miyamoto was holding a Samurai! TV camera standing over them like he was filming a porn scene. Miyamoto eventually fell on top of them for the winning pin.

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The next odd couple team to come along was Yuji Okabayashi & Jiro Kuroshio. Okabayashi had not time for Kuroshio’s antics and just wanted to wrestle. Kuroshio however wanted to know if Okabayashi had a fancy jacket to match his own. He found one and offered it to Okabayashi after they beat Ayato Yoshida & Takuya Nomura but it was refused.

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Daisuke Sekimoto & HARASHIMA Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto was the first match of the night to end in a Time Limit Draw. From there the match went into sudden death 1 count fall rules. HARASHIMA and Higuchi sprinted to pin each other for just one second but neither could. It took Uto to get the upset pin on Sekimoto to win the match and knock out one-half of last year’s tournament winners in the first round.

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The pairing of Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi were going by the team name GET MILD. They both came out dressed in Takayuki Ueki’s old wrestling costumes with a guiding stick poking out of Takagi’s crotch. Everybody including Manabu Soya pulled out a gun during the match and dared each other to a Western showdown. But it was all a trick, Soya & Ueki both rolled over GET MILD when they turned their backs and got the three count.

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Daisuke Sasaki & Yuki Sato Vs Atsushi Aoki & Kazuki Hashimoto was the next match to go into overtime. It was part of Sasaki & Sato’s plan to waste time by bringing out selfie sticks and playing around with them. Aoki jammed the stick into Sasaki’s groin then tapped out Sato with the Cross Armbreaker.

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The final first round match featured Danshoku Dino trying to woo his Kaz Hayashi into being his partner in more ways than one. Hayashi eventually reciprocated and revealed he was wearing Danshoku tights under his own. Unfortunately the power of love wasn’t enough to beat Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita.

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Round 2 began with Sakaguchi & Hashimoto on better terms. They needed to be if they wanted to beat Mashimo & Irie. They hit a Penalty Kick/Shining Wizard combo to Irie then Sakaguchi hit the Right Knee Of God for the three count. A handshake at the end cemented that they were now on the right page together.

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The other disgruntled pairing of the tournament also finally got along. Kuroshio convinced Okabayashi to wear his fancy jacket along with a sun visor with a wig attached to it. He got into the spirit of things and did some Ikemen poses while wrestling. Their match with Yankee Two Kenju went into overtime and sadly the Ikemen dream ended badly. Isami Kodaka caught Kuroshio in a European Clutch for the one count.

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Ueki had a crazy plan to beat Higuchi & Uto. It involved drinking out of a 1.5 litre bottle of Coca-Cola then tightrope walking across the top rope. What he was supposed to achieve I don’t know but he wound up slipping and crotching himself on the rope. Higuchi then pinned him with the Doctor Bomb.

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Kamitani & Takeshita were the last team to qualify for the semi-final with a win over Aoki & Hashimoto. Aoki took out Takeshita with a Topé but in the ring Hashimoto was pinned by Kamitani’s Back Drop.

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With the 2nd Round completed it was time for the 2016 Occupation Of The Indies Awards. Best Newcomer was given to Takuya Nomura from Big Japan. Nomura said he debuted in April and will do his best to meet everyone’s expectations. Best Show went to Ganbare☆Wrestling for “BAD COMMUNICATION 2016” held on 2nd October. Ken Ohka was there to accept the award but had to leave early to participate at “SHOTA AID” in Shin-Kiba later that night. Ohka said he eventually wants to book a show at the Tokyo Dome. Best Unit went to DAMNATION from DDT. Shuji Ishikawa celebrated by singing “Only One Flower In The World” by SMAP. He then got angry at the rest of DAMNATION for not joining in. Best Bout went to the Scaffold G Shock Death Match between Ryuji Ito Vs Kokuro Hoshino from Big Japan’s “RYOGOKUTAN” show on 24th July. Ito wasn’t happy that he lost the match but would take the award as commiseration. Finally the MVP Award went to Shuji Ishikawa. At 41 years old he would like to fight new wrestlers and win new championships.

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A lottery was held to determine the semi-final match ups. First up was Kamitani & Takeshita Vs Sakaguchi & Hashimoto. Once again Kamitani’s Back Drop was the difference maker. Sakaguchi admitted he misunderstood Hashimoto at first but got to know him throughout the night in their matches. He thinks they will meet again some day.

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2016 ended and 2017 begun during the Higuchi & Uto Vs Yankee Two Kenju match. Kodaka & Miyamoto both celebrated by diving out of the ring onto their opponents at the stroke of midnight. Uto claimed the first victory of the new year but giving Kodaka a Double Arm Facebuster followed by a Lariat. Miyamoto coped with defeat by grabbing the Samurai! TV camera again.

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So the final was Kamitani & Takeshita Vs Higuchi & Uto in a Big Japan/DDT Vs DNA/Big Japan final. With no time limit a winner would be determined under normal circumstances. Late in the match Higuchi hit Takeshita with a Lariat but only got a one count. Kamitani blocked Higuchi from doing the Doctor Bomb but Uto got rid of him. That allowed Higuchi to give Takeshita the Goten to pin last year’s co-champion and win the tournament! Higuchi & Uto praised their opponents but they were the strongest tonight. Takeshita said he is the one who will lead DDT and he then stood up to Higuchi. In reply Higuchi said he will not lose. Kamitani said he he will lead the entire pro wrestling landscape. Uto calmed everyone down and encouraged everyone to lead pro wrestling in Japan together. The four congratulated one another and posed for the show ending photographs.


BASARA “VAJRA 25 ~SHIPPUJINRAI~” Results

December 25, 2016

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BASARA “VAJRA 25 ~SHIPPUJINRAI~”, 25/12/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
823 Fans

1. Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Daichi Kazato & Koji Iwamoto when Senga pinned Kazato with the Inverted Hurricanrana (9:04).
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Kohei Sato defeated Gouma Ryu, Atsushi Maruyama and Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Sato was declared Not Guilty (11:28).
3. Special Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi defeated Takumi Tsukamoto with the Perfect5 (12:30).
4. What Is METAL? ~What Is A Real Metal Wrestler?~: FUMA, Madoka & Yusuke Kubo defeated Jun Kasai, MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba when FUMA pinned Toba with the Jaw Breaker (13:27).
5. SAGAT’s First Great Match In The First Generation!: Jun Akiyama defeated SAGAT with the Exploder Suplex (13:43).
6. Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Abdullah Kobayashi, Masaya Takahashi & Takayuki Ueki (c) defeated Koji Kanemoto, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Kobayashi pinned Sekine with the Diving Bakachinga Elbow (15:42).
*V4 for Abdullah Kobayashi, Masaya Takahashi & Takayuki Ueki.
7. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with the Isamuashi Ki (19:33).
*Isami Kodaka becomes the 6th Union MAX Champion!

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Merry Christmas again! Two big shows in one day. When DDT “NEVER MIND 2016” was completed, BASARA took over Korakuen Hall in the evening for their final show of 2016. The main event saw the return of the Union MAX Title, formerly belonging to Union Pro now revived for BASARA. The title was declared vacant so the last champion Isami Kodaka was fighting to win it all over again rather than defending it. His opponent Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi has had a strong year, proclaiming himself as the brand’s ace ever since winning the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament, beating Kodaka in the final. This match would determine who really was BASARA’s top star. Kodaka kicked out of the Perfect Plex and countered another one with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Hiroshi refused to stay down until Kodaka hit the Isamuashi Kick to the back of the head, putting Hiroshi down for the count.

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Both wrestlers were down and out after the match. While still laying against the bottom rope, Kodaka called for Hiroshi on the microphone and asked what can he see? Hiroshi said he can see the ceiling. Kodaka corrected him and said he can see the whole venue. Hiroshi meant that too, just his vision is just bad after getting kicked in the back of the head. Kodaka talked about knowing various wrestlers who have retired and organisations that have gone away during his 15 years in wrestling. If there is one thing he has learned, it is you cannot lose to yourself. Kodaka has been fighting for BASARA in its first year of existence and now he is fighting for the Union MAX Title. He doesn’t want to stop and hopes that Korakuen will give him a few more dates. Then on the screen a message appeared announcing BASARA’s next Korakuen show on 29th April, 2017. Then another message came announcing a show on 1st October too. Kodaka said he will never run away, escape or give up on BASARA. And he will never give up on wrestling!

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After a slight worry that he wouldn’t show up, Koji Kanemoto arrived with Cavalry to go after the Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Kanemoto was nicknamed the General of the Cavalry Division by his teammates and was trusted to lead the way to victory. The champions arrived looking more like they wanted to get into the Christmas spirit. Abdullah Kobayashi & Masaya Takahashi wore reindeer head covers while Takayuki Ueki wore a Santa hat and shirt. In the build-up Kobayashi had been using Ryuichi Sekine’s Let’s Combine Crab Hold to win matches. He wasn’t able to do the hold here but he still pinned Sekine to win the match and keep the titles.

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SAGAT was in for the fight of his life when he had to take on Jun Akiyama. He was overwhelmed at the start, Akiyama whipped him into the corner post outside the ring then Body Slammed him onto the floor mat. Akiyama then laid SAGAT on the ring apron and struck him with a Knee Drop to the back of the head. More Knee Strikes and a Piledriver almost put SAGAT away but he kicked out at two. SAGAT fired back with some Elbow Strikes followed by a Senton. Akiyama stopped him with the Front Neck Lock. He tried to set up the Exploder Suplex but SAGAT bit his arm to escape. He then bit his neck to force him back and create some distance. SAGAT went for the Goregrind but Akiyama countered with a Knee Strike. SAGAT still showed some life until he was hit with the Exploder Suplex and that was it. Akiyama said that never in his 25 years of wrestling did somebody break out of his Exploder Suplex by biting him. SAGAT described Akiyama as a true elite and SAGAT just experienced the real Royal Road.

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Heavy metal reputations were on the line when IRON PRIEST went up against The Suicide Monkeys. To show how seriously he took it, Yusuke Kubo wrestled in a brand new skull mask he dubbed Heavy Metal Respect. They taunted Jun Kasai when they could, causing Kasai to flip them off and swear back at them. MIKAMI hit a big dive out of the ring, taking him and Kubo out of the match. FUMA took Tanomusaku Toba’s Straight Right Punch and hit him with a High Kick at the same time. Toba took the worst of the exchange, allowing FUMA to bring back his old Jaw Breaker kick finisher to win the match. They earned Kasai’s respect and he posed with them after the bout.

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Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi entered the ring to the American National Anthem for his match with Takumi Tsukamoto. The two shook hands but when Tsukamoto asked Ryuichi to take off his sunglasses, Tsukamoto attacked him to start the match. Ryuichi was powered up by the USA chants from the fans and used that energy to win. Tsukamoto graciously accepted defeat and shook Ryuichi’s hand again.

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Court was in session for a scandalous trial for Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama to fight over. The mystery defendant was accused of being engaged with the operations of a pro wrestling organisation while also being a gang member. Tatsuhiko Yoshino was called up as a witness, proclaiming his “brother” was not a gang member. The mystery defendant was then called to the stand. It was Zero1 wrestler Kohei Sato! Maruyama shouted it was obvious by Sato’s appearance that he is part of a gang. He even has a sword with him! Sato explained the sword was his prize for winning this year’s Fire Festival and he has to carry it with him everywhere. More witnesses were called over: Hercules Senga, Tsutomu Oosugi, Ryuichi Sekine and Yuya Okada. They all agreed that Sato is part of a gang. Sato was so angry by this accusation that he attacked everyone and knocked them out. Judge Kyohei Wada declared that Sato was innocent and it was in fact Ryu and Maruyama who are guilty.

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For some reason referee Yuya Okada received a lot of chants from the fans in the opening match.

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Tomoya Kawamura greeted the fans during the opening introductions. He apologised for not being on the card because of shoulder problems. He talked about previously going through surgery for the injury and how it is not easy for him to go under the knife again. He is not quitting wrestling but he is unable to compete for the time being. He hopes to return someday and when he does it will be for BASARA.


BASARA “VAJRA 24 ~SPIRIT SHOTEN~” Results

December 15, 2016

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BASARA “VAJRA 24 ~SPIRIT SHOTEN~”, 15/12/2016
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
120 Fans

1. Hi69, Madoka & Masamune defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Koji Iwamoto when Madoka pinned Kazato with a Rolling Leg Clutch (9:50).
2. Prepare For Major Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial – Lecture From A Lawyer: Tatsuhiko Yoshino defeated Gouma Ryu with a Figure Four Leg Lock (2:58).
3. Abdullah Kobayashi & Masaya Takahashi defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Kobayashi submitted Sekine with a Crab Hold (10:23).
4. SAGAT, I Will Sell A Fight To All Japan Pro Wrestling!: Yuma Aoyagi defeated SAGAT with the Fisherman Suplex (11:08).
5. MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when MIKAMI pinned Kubo with the 450 Splash (16:11).
6. Union MAX Title Preview 3rd Match!: Isami Kodaka & Kengo Mashimo defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Shota when Kodaka pinned Hiroshi with the Zeyyari (14:44).

While on paper the main event looked one-sided, the pairing of Isami Kodaka & Kengo Mashimo turned out to be very volatile even though they won. Kodaka and Mashimo spent almost as much time fighting each other than they did Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Shota. During the entrances Kodaka couldn’t resist kicking Mashimo from behind and get chased around ringside. When Hiroshi & Shota attacked Kodaka, Mashimo sat down in the front row and applauded them. He then refused to tag in when Kodaka needed rest saying “It cannot be helped”. Mashimo did run in to break up pins and submissions but he did so to attack Kodaka at the same time. When Hiroshi put Kodaka in a Cross Armbreaker, Mashimo broke it up with a Diving Knee Drop… to Kodaka’s targeted arm. Kodaka got a slimmer of hope when he ducked a High Kick from Mashimo and Hiroshi was hit instead. Kodaka got rid of Mashimo and was able to pin Hiroshi with the Zeyyari. Mashimo continued to attack Kodaka’s arm after the match until officials pulled him back. Kodaka grabbed a microphone and yelled there were enemies everywhere! When he calmed down he turned his attention to Hiroshi. He said Hiroshi will have no answer for him at Korakuen Hall when they wrestle for the Union MAX Title. Kodaka looked at the BASARA logo on the ring canvas and talked about how he made BASARA from nothing. He always feels like he standing on the edge of a cliff with his back facing the sea. He can never take a step back. He will try harder than ever before when BASARA runs Korakuen Hall on Christmas Day.

The Suicide Boyz got a win over IRON PRIEST ahead of their big 6-Man Tag at Korakuen. MIKAMI asked himself after the match “What is metal?” Well when Jun Kasai joins him & Tanomusaku Toba to form The Suicide Monkeys they’ll show IRON PRIEST just how crazy they are. MIKAMI’s speech provoked FUMA & Yusuke Kubo, sparking a brawl in the ring that had to be seperated. MIKAMI was encouraged by IRON PRIEST’s energised response.

It looks like Abdullah Kobayashi enjoys wrestling in BASARA. Why? Because it draws more women in their crowds than Big Japan. Kudos, Isami. He is getting under Ryuichi Sekine’s skin for using a version of the Boston Crab that looks like Sekine’s Combine submission to win his matches. After submitting Sekine with the move Kobayashi bragged that his Crab Hold won him the BJW Death Match Championship whereas Sekine’s Combine barely wins him matches in Chiba. He then asked for the audience to vote by applause over who has the better move. He won the vote. Abdullah then asked Sekine where was Koji Kanemoto? Sekine checked on Twitter and found out Kanemoto took the day off. He’ll go DM him to make sure he shows up on Christmas Day.


Isami Brings In Mashimo, Rocky Kawamura Jogs To Ganbare, DDT At Christmas, Yamashita Vs Akai

December 13, 2016

BASARA “VAJRA 24 ~SPIRIT SHOTEN~”, 15/12/2016
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Koji Iwamoto Vs Hi69, Madoka & Masamune
2. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Abdullah Kobayashi & Masaya Takahashi
3. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba
4. SAGAT, I Will Sell A Fight To All Japan Pro Wrestling!: SAGAT Vs Yuma Aoyagi
5. Prepare For Major Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial – Lecture From A Lawyer: Gouma Ryu Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
6. Union MAX Title Preview 3rd Match!: Isami Kodaka & Kengo Mashimo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Shota

One more skirmish before the big BASARA show. This time Isami Kodaka is bringing in the big guns. However Kengo Mashimo doesn’t always get along with him. So the main event may look one sided on paper but when the match takes place one wrong move can thrash Kodaka’s plans to pieces.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2016 ~WINTER~”, 17/12/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. KUDO Vs Guanchulo
2. 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi
3. Yoshihiro Takayama & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shunma Katsumata
4. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata & Cherry
5. Happy Motel Vs DAMNATION: Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
6. DDT Extreme Title: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Makoto Oishi
7. Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Shigehiro Irie, Toru Owashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga

I think this will be the second last Happy Motel Vs DAMNATION match in 2016.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 18/12/2016
Sapporo Sun Plaza

1. Keisuke Ishii & Tomoya Vs Yasu Urano & Koji Yoshida
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Soma Takao
3. How About A Big Hokkaido! Two Big Single Match: Mad Paulie Vs Akito
4. How About A Big Hokkaido! Two Big Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Antonio Honda
5. DAMNATION Vs NωA!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
6. Shuten-dōji Vs DNA Combination: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
7. Sapporo Specialty! Sea Urchin, Scallop, Cuttlefish, Crab Bowl Special 4 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Danshoku Dino

Konosuke Takeshita and Danshoku Dino get in the main event mix.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “ITSUKA NO MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016”, 22/12/2016
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ai Shimizu Ganbare☆Wrestling Trial 3rd Match: Ai Shimizu Vs Shota
2. Ganpuro Special Christmas Present ~Chubby Vs Slim Beauty~: Bambi & Manami Kanda Vs Maya Yukihi & Tequila Saya
3. Beat The Opponent! Eat Lightning, Crap Thunder! Become A Scary Guy!: Chikara Vs Rocky Kawamura
4. K-reboot: Yukinori Abe & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Hi69 & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari Vs Kenso Ohka & Osamu Namiguchi
6. Ken Ohka 15th Anniversary Debut Memorial Match: Ken Ohka Vs Atsushi Maruyama

Earlier this year Ryo Kawamura did what every fighter does at least once in their lives: reenact scenes from the Rocky movies. But even Rocky Balboa couldn’t be able to get a good match out of Chikara.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 23/12/2016
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Akito Vs Guanchulo Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Fantastic Memories Vs NωA: Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
5. Wrestling Master Vs 19 Year Old Idol Wrestler From Osaka City! Miyagi Specialty Special Single Match: Dick Togo Vs MAO
6. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
7. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Shigehiro Irie

Shuten-dōji and DAMNATION have their rematch from last weekend but this time the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles are not on the line. That’s being saved for Christmas Day.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2016”, 25/12/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 3 Way Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase Vs Antonio Honda & Guanchulo
2. Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Akito, Yasu Urano & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Joey Ryan & Laura James Vs Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
4. New Year’s Big Bang Bout: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mad Paulie
5. Dramatic Christmas Carnival: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Jiro Kuroshio
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

Jiro Kuroshio and his fancy jacket are back in DDT for the special occasion.

DDT “NEW YEAR LOTTERY SPECIAL! ALL SEATS 2,000 YEN BOX OFFICE!! 2017”, 03/01/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Mike Bailey

Mike Bailey has built a lot of momentum in the last few months, winning the week long DNA Grand Prix tournament and now holding the KO-D Tag Team Titles with Konosuke Takeshita. His success has been rewarded even more with a KO-D Openweight Title shot at DDT’s first Korakuen Hall show in 2017.

Joey Ryan, Laura James and Candice LeRae will be on this show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’17”, 04/01/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Rika Tatsumi & Hyper Misao (w/ Minami Momochi) Vs Akane Miura & Maho Kurone
2. Reika Saiki Vs Itoh Maki
3. Nodoka-oneesan Vs Cherry
4. Konsho-gun Vs Married Woman Army: Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko Vs Ai Shimizu & Laura James
5. Mil Clown Vs Candice LeRae
6. Miyu Yamashita Vs Saki Akai
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Syoko Nakajima

One of the big rivalries in Tokyo Joshi Pro’s history will come back for a special match. Miyu Yamashita has never been able to beat Saki Akai one on one. Akai has shown no interest in having any future plans with Tokyo Joshi so this may be Yamashita’s last chance for now to get that win.

Hyper Misao has enlisted Rika Tatsumi and Minami Momochi to help her latest attempt to protect Tokyo Joshi from evil. It wasn’t long ago when Akane Miura was practising snake magic although she has shown no evil behaviour since returning to normal. Maho Kurone however is pretty much a zombie now. She’s always been acting weird since her debut match but yeah, carrying a severed arm to the ring while her mouth is covered in blood isn’t exactly being subtle. Momochi will be finishing up her role as Tokyo Joshi’s ring announcer at this show so what a way to go, getting involved in this creepy situation.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN OYODO ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENROKU~”, 09/01/2017
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey (c) Vs Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi

The pairing of Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi at “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2016” worked so well that they will get a KO-D Tag Title shot next month.