Video – Isami Kodaka’s Return Match Versus Tanizaki!

January 11, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 85 ~SHUFFLE~”, 06/01/2019
Kitazawa Town Hall
294 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Isami Kodaka Returns To War: Isami Kodaka Vs Naoki Tanizaki


Video – Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku

January 8, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 84 ~FEAST~”, 18/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
244 Fans – No Vacancy

Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizara Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita


BASARA “BASARA 85 ~SHUFFLE~” Results

January 6, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 85 ~SHUFFLE~”, 06/01/2019
Kitazawa Town Hall
294 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yasu Urano defeated Masato Kamino with a Wristlock (10:32).
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT defeated Takato Nakano & Tatsuhiko Yoshino when SAGAT pinned Nakano with the Goregrind (11:40).
3. Sento Minzoku Vs Best Stretchmen: Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita defeated Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man when Sekine submitted V3 with the Combine (11:40).
4. Takumi Tsukamoto & Jun Masaoka defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when Tsukamoto pinned FUMA with a School Boy (12:38).
5. Isami Kodaka Returns To War: Naoki Tanizaki defeated Isami Kodaka with a Reverse Cradle (12:27).
6. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka (c) defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizara when Abe submitted Nakatsu with the O-Manjigatame (19:46).
*V3 for Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka.

Fuminori Abe sent his message loud and clear. By making Ryota Nakatsu submit he now wants a shot at the Union MAX Title! Abe admits he doesn’t know about the history of the championship or who has fought for it before him. But he thinks the two strongest wrestlers in BASARA are himself and Nakatsu. He has to beat Nakatsu to become the strongest and lead BASARA into the future! Nakatsu didn’t like hearing that because he thinks he is BASARA’s future. The title match takes place on 29th January.

The return of Isami Kodaka fro injury was spoiled by Naoki Tanizaki. When Kodaka avoided the Implant it led to a scramble of pins that Tanizaki got the best of, countering one Cradle into another for the three count. The defeat stops any immediate chance Kodaka had of getting a Union MAX Title rematch with Nakatsu. Kodaka said he feels the pain but this is pro wrestling. BASARA moved on while he was gone. It’s now his goal to catch up and overtake everyone else!

Takumi Tsukamoto held onto the back of FUMA’s pants during the School Boy to pin him. The two fought after the match and had to be pulled apart.

In Match #2 Takato Nakano went for a Swan Dive but SAGAT caught him with the Goregrind in midair for the win.


BASARA “BASARA 84 ~FEAST~” Results

December 18, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 84 ~FEAST~”, 18/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
244 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Masato Kamino Return Battle: Fuminori Abe defeated Masato Kamino with a Modified Jujigatame (10:36).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial – Legendary Prosecutor Revival!: Atsushi Maruyama defeated Gouma Ryu and Masato Kamino when Maruyama pinned Kamino with a Buzzsaw Kick (11:01).
3. Best Stretchman V3 & Yasu Urano defeated Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man when Urano pinned Man with a School Boy (7:20).
4. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Jun Masaoka when FUMA pinned Nakano with the Jawbreaker (13:20).
5. Trans-Am ★ Trans-Am: Trans-Am ★ Ryuji defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with the Perfect Plex (9:14).
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizara defeated Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita when Nakatsu pinned Shimomura with the V Slider (16:50).

Sparky won the main event over Sento Minzoku but continued to attack them after the bell. Suddenly a person wearing a bag over his head entered the ring and fought off Ryota Nakatsu. The man then removed his bag and was revealed to be Isami Kodaka! He said he will be ready to return from injury in time for the 6th January BASARA show. Kodaka asked Nakatsu if he’s been having fun as the Union MAX Champion while he was absent. Even though Kodaka hasn’t been at the shows lately he’s still watching them and when he comes back on the 6th he wants to challenge for the championship! Naoki Tanizaki took the microphone and asked Kodaka if he remembers who took the MAX Title from him? It was Tanizaki and he’s not going to let Kodaka come in and get a title match so quickly. If Kodaka wants to challenge Nakatsu, he better get past Tanizaki first! Kodaka accepted Tanizaki’s challenge for 6th January.

Trans-Am ★ Ryuji defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and looked to have hurt their friendship in the process. Ryuji punched Hiroshi and told him goodbye after the match, leaving Hiroshi alone in the ring. Hiroshi was upset until “Last Christmas” played and Ryuji came back out wearing a Santa hat singing along to the song. Hiroshi joined in, they hugged and then wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

Yasu Urano went through an audition to become a Best Stretchman. He pinned Stretchman Man with a School Boy after Man accidentally struck Best Stretchman Amazon with his hook. After the match it was determined that Urano failed the audition because Best Stretchman V3 felt he acted too stubborn whenever he was asked to do the Best Stretch exercises.

Masato Kamino’s first show as a BASARA wrestler was a busy one. He lost his debut match to Fuminori Abe but left the ring feeling encouraged. He then had to come back out because he was now being put on trial by Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama! He was accused of fraud and exploitation in regards to fight money. Kamino had to sit through Ryu and Maruyama wrestling each other while they argued over the case. It was during this that information came out about Kamino having a bad history with another wrestling company beginning with the letter K. Ryuichi Sekine was brought out as a witness but Maruyama ignored him so he could talk with a woman in the front row instead. Ryu got Maruyama back into the ring and they both agreed to use wrestling as a way to relax during their lawyer work. They then attacked Kamino and hit him over the head with Ryu’s law book. Maruyama then knocked over Ryu and pinned Kamino with a Buzzsaw Kick. There was a lesson to be learned today. Maruyama wants Kamino to face his past and be honest about it. When he does he will then be able to take a fresh step in a new direction. Kamino agreed and promised to do his best from the ground up in BASARA.


BASARA “BASARA 80 ~OSAKA’S TEAM THE WORLD~” Results

October 14, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 80 ~OSAKA’S TEAM THE WORLD~”, 13/10/2018
Osaka World Pavilion
169 Fans

1. Best Stretchman V3 & Stretchman Man defeated Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano when V3 pinned Nakano with the Best Stretch Bomb (9:04).
2. BASARA World’s Three Big Singles Match ~Yoga Also Handled Care~: Naoki Tanizaki defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with the Implant (12:01).
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Jun Masaoka defeated Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT when Masaoka pinned Kubo with the Caldera (12:50).
4. BASARA World’s Three Big Singles Match ~Buddha Slash On The Tail Of The Monkey~: Fuminori Abe defeated Daiki Shimomura with a Tiger Suplex (10:57).
5. Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa when Sekine pinned Takizawa with a Cradle (17:00).
6. BASARA World’s Three Big Singles Match ~FUMA FEST extra track~: HUB defeated FUMA with the Snake Knife Package Hold (19:14).

After the main event HUB told FUMA it’s been a long time since they first met in Okinawa Pro around 6 or 7 years ago. Today was HUB’s first match in a month because he was recovering from an injury. He was afraid to wrestle today because he didn’t trust his relationship with FUMA. He is delighted to be proven wrong and he thanked FUMA and BASARA for the match today. FUMA called the result a perfect defeat for him. His goal for a long time was to be good enough to beat HUB and he is now more motivated than ever to achieve it. HUB encouraged FUMA to continue on as the leader of the Iron Family. FUMA promoted the next “FUMA FEST” to the Osaka crowd and apologised to them that the only show of the “tour” is in Tokyo. He brought up the idea of bringing “FUMA FEST” to Osaka next year.

The Sento Minzoku team told Ryota Nakatsu he has to keep leading BASARA as the Union MAX Champion while Isami Kodaka is absent. They warned him it’s a big challenge and he should be able to take it. Sento Minzoku then attacked Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa until Naoki Tanizaki surprised everyone by coming to the rescue. Sento Minzoku fled and Nakatsu accepted their challenge. He wants BASARA’s strongest to join together. He knows this is sudden but Nakatsu asked Tanizaki to join his sider. Nakatsu accepted and we now have a new unit. Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki and Akiyori Takizawa will fight for BASARA against Sento Minzoku, the Iron Family, the Best Stretch wrestlers and so on!

Jun Masaoka is starting to win more and more in his BASARA appearances. This time he got the pin on Yusuke Kubo and that got under the masked man’s skin. Kubo attacked Masaoka after their tag match and the two had to be pulled apart.

Tanizaki played along with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi’s yoga antics. It went to the point where Tanizaki worked as a base for Hiroshi’s stretches. Hiroshi ended up putting himself in position for Tanizaki to drop him with the Implant.


BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LUYANG NO HOKO~” Results

September 21, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LUYANG NO HOKO~”, 21/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
860 Fans

0. Special Dark Match ~ Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry! Season 2: Yasu Urano defeated Gouma Ryu with a Running Neckbreaker Drop (4:38).
1. Manabu Hara & Jun Masaoka defeated Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT when Hara submitted SAGAT with a Chickenwing Armlock (7:49).
2. Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man defeated Daiki Shimomura, Akiyori Takizawa & Takato Nakano when V3 pinned Nakano after the Double Stretch Kick (7:34).
3. Takumi Tsukamoto 9th Anniversary Memorial Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Toru Sugiura defeated Kazuki Hashimoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Tsukamoto pinned Yoshino with the Zudon (10:48).
4. Cielo Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Don Fujii, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe defeated FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji when Sekine submitted FUMA with the Let’s Combine (13:07).
5. Hardcore Cage Match: Masashi Takeda defeated Isami Kodaka with the Reverse U Crash (11:28).
6. Yoga Vs Aikata! Tag Showdown!: Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura when Fujita pinned Hiroshi with the Samson Clutch (11:06).
7. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu defeated Naoki Tanizaki (c) with the V Slider (16:35).
*Naoki Tanizaki fails in V3. Ryota Nakatsu becomes the 11th Union MAX Champion!

BASARA’s return to Korakeun Hall ended in joy because Ryota Nakatsu is now the new Union MAX Champion! It was a challenge for him to dethrone Naoki Tanizaki. He had to kick out of both the Reverse Implant and the regular Implant back to back to stay in the match. Nakatsu shouted out Ryuichi Sekine’s name as he mounted his comeback. This led to Nakatsu putting Tanizaki in the Let’s Combine submission hold. Tanizaki kicked out of the V Slider but was then trapped in the Crescent Moon half crab hold. Nakatsu eventually let go of the hold and wore down Tanizaki with Buzzsaw Kicks before putting him away with another V slider.

Sekine was the first person to congratulate Nakatsu on becoming the champion. He also came to the conclusion that now is the time for Cavalry to split up. There is nothing negative behind this decision, Sekine thinks it should happen because he wants to challenge Nakatsu for the belt. In order to become even stronger, they must fight each other eventually. Nakatsu agreed and accepted the split but he ensured everyone they will still get along as friends. Nakatsu said he was glad to discover pro wrestling and join BASARA and today he has become BASARA’s top wrestler! He cut himself off thinking that Isami Kodaka would give a different opinion but Kodaka communicated to him that he can’t speak and had to go to the hospital. More on that below.

Last May Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura were opponents. Today they became tag partners. Meanwhile Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita wrestled in matching black and white gear that they recently debuted in Michinoku Pro. They both puy Hiroshi & Nishimura in Sleeper Holds but the Yoga team peacefully resisted the moves by meditating. The referee wanted them to show movement so he began a ten count. Hiroshi woke up and fought back against Fujita. However Hidaka decided to join in with Nishimura’s meditation. Hiroshi tried to put Fujita in a Cobra Twist but it was countered into the Samson Clutch, giving Fujita the pinfall victory. After the match Fujita was now deeply meditating and wouldn’t budge no matter who kicked him so he had to be carried to the back, still in his yoga pose.

Unfortunately Kodaka didn’t come out of the Hardcore Cage Match in one piece. The chair shots and cage smashes took their toll and left Kodaka with a fractured jaw. Kodaka tried to sneak by with a win with the European Clutch but Masashi Takeda kicked out of it. Takeda then struck Kodaka with a steel can and pinned him with the Reverse U Crash. The two signalled afterwards that they want another match against each other sometime.

Don Fujii enjoyed his time at BASARA today. He described his team with Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe as if they’ve been friends for 20 years. They were like senior high school students today even though Sekine and Abe went to high school decades after Fujii did. The team were rewarded with alcohol by the match sponsor Cielo.

Takumi Tsukamoto got to celebrate his 9th wrestling anniversary with a few of his friends from Big Japan and FREEDOMS. Tsukamoto teamed with Toru Sugiura to beat Kazuki Hashimoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino. The four of them reminisced backstage about their early years as rookies after the match. Tsukamoto came out of it feeling blessed that he was strong both mentally and physically to advance past his early career and become what he is today 9 years later. He thinks he might bring back the wrestling class of 2009 for his 10th anniversary.

Daiki Shimomura did what Kodaka asked of him and attached a tail to his costume. Takato Nakano also made his entrance carrying a samurai sword given to him by Kodaka. The Best Stretchmen promoted their new T-shirts then made Stretchman Man remove the hook from his hand for everyone’s safety. He later put the hook back on to do his finisher but Best Stretchman V3 stopped him so they could all do their stretch pose instead. Akiyori Takizawa & Takato Nakano interrupted the pose with Dropkicks but Nakano got singled out and was slashed by Stretchman Man’s hook. He was then pinned with the Double Stretch Kick by the V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon.

Yusuke Kubo entered to a new theme song. He was able to save SAGAT from defeat a couple of times but was taken out by Jun Masaoka’s Thrust Kick. That left SAGAT with no choice but to submit when Manabu Hara put him in a Chickenwing Armlock.

Before the dark match began, Gouma Ryu entered the ring with Sekine for last minute training. Sekine taught Ryu how to do a Wristlock and Ryu was able to use it move against Yasu Urano. Ryu also asked the audience to point at the video screen whenever Ryu spun his finger around so Urano would get distracted. That way Ryu can do his Running Neckbreaker finisher. Urano did fall for the trick but he dodged the Running Neckbreaker and gave Ryu his own version of the move to win.


BASARA And DDT Hit Korakuen This Weekend, ALL DOIN Entries, Hashimoto At Maji Manji

September 20, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LUYANG NO HOKO~”, 21/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Special Dark Match ~ Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry! Season 2: Gouma Ryu Vs Yasu Urano
1. Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man Vs Daiki Shimomura, Akiyori Takizawa & Takato Nakano
2. Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Manabu Hara & Jun Masaoka
3. Cielo Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji Vs Don Fujii, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe
4. Yoga Vs Aikata! Tag Showdown!: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
5. Takumi Tsukamoto 9th Anniversary Memorial Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Toru Sugiura Vs Kazuki Hashimoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
6. Hardcore Cage Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Masashi Takeda
7. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

For the last two months Ryota Nakatsu has faced off with Naoki Tanizaki many times in preparation for this show. From winning the 2018 Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ to defending BASARA from the invading Dove Pro wrestlers led by Tanizaki, Nakatsu has been through plenty of struggles in the lead up to Korakuen Hall. Now is his golden chance to become the Union MAX Champion!

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018”, 23/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai & Yuni
0. Under Match ~ Booing 2018 New Member Audition: Eririn Takagi Vs ONAKIN Vs Kim Yocchan Vs Gundan Hitori Vs 5th Tiger Mask (Self-Named) Vs ZIMA Yoshida Vs Mizuki Saijo Vs Big Bear Vs Henchin Vs Pulp Bonjin Vs Momo Ne Vs Monster Halloween Vs Movie Star (Judges: Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga)
1. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba, Keisuke Okuda & Yumehito Imanari
2. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Ethan Page
3. Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Iino Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase
4. Road To Ryogoku! 10-Man Elimination Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno & Super Sasadango Machine
5. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Kasai, Sabu & Kikutaro Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
7. KO-D Openweight Title – Survival 3 Way Match: Meiko Satomura (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Danshoku Dieno

The winner of the main event is guaranteed to defend the KO-D Openweight Title against Daisuke Sasaki in the main event of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018”. This three way grudge has Meiko Satomura wanting to beat Shigehiro Irie, Irie wanting to beat Danshoku Dieno and Dieno wanting to beat Satomura.

The Moonlight Express has become familiar with the Brahman Brothers over the late summer. The Brahmans earned their KO-D Tag Team Titles shot by beating the Express at this year’s campsite match. MAO has also been showing off his crazy side every chance he gets. I don’t think they can get a van up to the 5th floor of Korakuen though.

Don’t let the addition of Kikutaro to the Special 6-Man Tag Match fool you. He can get wild with the best of them if he has too.

Let’s try and discover some of the entries in the ALL DOIN dark match. Eririn Takagi (no relation to Sanshiro Takagi) is from the W.I.N. amateur group in Tokyo. He is described as a top class social wrestler with a nice looking Northern Lights Suplex. ONAKIN is from SWS Student Wrestling in Tokyo. His nickname is Mr. Dropkick. When he started wrestling his favourite wrestler was Roman Reigns and he did the Superman Punch. Now his favourite is Shinichiro Tominaga. ONAKIN’s goal this year is to become an invincible champion. Kim Yocchan & Gundan Hitori once teamed together for a KO-D Tag Titles match back in 2010 when Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa were defending the belts anywhere outside. Hitori is from CWP (Come On Wrestling Party) in Kanto. The group also uses the name COWPER for some of its events. The 5th Tiger Mask in this match is sadly not Minowaman. This one is a chubby looking Tiger Masked fella from Nagano. ZIMA Yoshida is freelancer nicknamed “The Volk Han Of Adachi-ku”. Mizuki Saijo is a joshi wrestler from Ehime Pro Wrestling. Pulp Bonjin is a masked wrestler also from Ehime Pro. Bonjin holds grudges against people who waste paper tissues. Momo Ne is a joshi wrestler from Hokkaido. Monster Halloween is an nkw throwback to all of the monster costume gimmicks from the 90s hardcore promotions. I haven’t been able to find clear information about Big Bear, Henchin and Movie Star.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #18”, 25/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yuna Manase Vs Maki Ito
2. Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. HARASHIMA, Daichi Hashimoto & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Keisuke Okuda

Daichi Hashimoto appears on a full fledged DDT show for the first time. He’s been on DDT shows before that were co-promoted with Big Japan (New Year’s Eve shows and charity events after the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake) but this is his first go around on DDT proper.

DDT “BEST WESTERN LARIAT SERIES 2018 ~REBORN~ BATTLE OF CORAL”, 30/09/2018
Tokyo Best Western Rembrandt Hotel Tokyo Machida

1. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Tanomusaku Toba
2. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Takanashi Vs Akito & Keisuke Ishii
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Maki Ito
4. Please Spend A Wonderful Time With Delicious Meals And Gorgeous Dance: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Mike Bailey, MAO & Ethan Page
6. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

The Best Western Lariat Series returns. Last year the series was a 12 month long tour of Best Western Rembrandt Hotels consisting of two shows total. You read that correctly. Looks like there was only room for one show on the schedule this year.