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.


DDT Tests Out Fan Film Rules, Akane Miura Announces Tokyo Joshi Graduation

February 8, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 29 ~TENKA FUBU~”, 12/02/2017
Nagoya City Higashi Sports Center

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Nori da Funky Shibire-sasu
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Konaka = Pale One Vs Mammoth Handa
3. SAGAT Vs Shinya Ishida
4. Double ★ Trans-Am Vs IRON PRIEST: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
5. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto

Whoever comes out of the show as the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champions will have Ikuto Hidaka & Dick Togo waiting for them.

I’m seeing double. Four Trans-Ams.

DDT “DRAMATIC NERIMA THE FIGHTER 2017”, 12/02/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) Vs Gota Ihashi
1. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Daisuke Sasaki First Local Triumph! Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Jun Kasai & Antonio Honda
4. Real, No Fear Start!: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino Vs KUDO & Guanchulo
5. Soma Takao Contending Unit Determination Special 6 Way Match: Soma Takao Vs Yasu Urano Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Rekka Vs Saki Akai
6. Special 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs MAO Vs Colt Cabana
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Akito

DDT is considering lifting its ban of fan recordings at its live shows. A trial run will take place at the Nerima show. Fans in attendance will be allowed to record video as long as they film just the matches (no entrances because of music rights). Fans can only use phones (no tablets or cameras) that are held below eye level and nobody is allowed to deliberately film other people in the audience. Depending on results and feedback DDT will experiment with these rules as time goes on.

Soma Takao now finds himself as the hottest free agent in DDT. Units all around are falling over themselves to sign him so a 6 Way Match will determine where he goes. Whoever wins will have their unit recruit Soma. If Soma himself wins he gets to choose who to join, which is most likely Smile Squash. But T2Hide and NωA badly want him. That’s not all, Rekka wants Soma to be the ace of his home promotion New Taiwan Pro Wrestling. T2Hide promises to make him their leader. NωA want him because he has a higher singing voice that none of the other members have. Last but not least, Saki Akai wants Soma to sign with the Oscar Promotion talent agency. Akai calls Oscar the largest unit in the wrestling world.

Kotatsu was asked to comment on its Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title defence but it kept silent.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS FIGHT OUT #3”, 18/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. “Back Bancho” Akane Miura Road To Graduation: Akane Miura Vs Maho Kurone
2. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Konkatsu-gun: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko

Akane Miura announced today on her 20th birthday that she will be graduating from Tokyo Joshi Pro on 25th March. Miura was given an offer to go back to senior high school in April and she wishes to complete her education. She is unable to wrestle and concentrate on her studies at the same time so she had to make a decision. She had previously dropped out of high school but desired to return and thinks now is the perfect time in her life to do it. When she graduates in four years time she’ll consider returning to pro wrestling. She will continue to fight hard until her final match. Her next opponent is Maho Kurone who was upset to hear the news. One of the reasons Kurone came to Tokyo Joshi was to eat Miura. Now that Miura is leaving, Kurone promises she will only eat her hair and eyeballs.

There was even more sad news today. Azusa Takigawa and Nonoko were told to stop using issues of Zexy Magazine as a weapon in their matches. Zexy’s editorial department got in contact with Tokyo Joshi over the gimmick. While they appreciate having Konkatsu-gun as regular readers, they do not like their magazine being used as a weapon. Konsho-gun apologised to the editors and readers of the magazine and promised not to use Zexy for anything other than its intended purpose. They will refrain from using it as a weapon. Both Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko were crying their eyes out as they apologised. Zexy was their bible and now they feel like they just ended a relationship. The team is now in crisis. If they are no longer allowed to use marriage information magazines then can they still be called Konkatsu-gun (Marriage Army)?

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takagi-gun Vs Michael-gun Loser Exiled Overseas Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai Vs Michael Nakazawa, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Cherry
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 3 Way Match: Kotatsu (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda
3. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino
4. DDT Pre-20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & KUDO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Dick Togo

Michael Nakazawa returns to Japan but risks getting kicked out of the country just as quickly. He and Sanshiro Takagi are captaining two teams for a special 8-Man Tag Match. Whoever gets pinned or submits will be exiled from Japan!

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2017 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE”, 20/03/2017
Saitama Super Arena

0. DNA Offer Match: Rekka, Daiki Shimomura & Yuki Ueno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani, Naomi Yoshimura & Dai Suzuki
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuu, Mil Clown & Itoh Maki Vs Reika Saiki, Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa
0. DDT Pro Wrestling 20th Anniversary Memorial Celebration Dramatic Rumble: MIKAMI Vs GENTARO Vs Bambi Vs Rion Mizuki Vs X
1. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2017: Saki Akai, Meiko Satomura & Syoko Nakajima Vs Aja Kong, Cherry & Miyu Yamashita
2. Kou Shibusawa 35th Anniversary “Nobunaga’s Ambition ~Our Warring States~” Sengoku Warlords Match: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sanshiro Takagi), Shingen Takeda (Keiji Muto) & Yukimura Sanada (Isami Kodaka) Vs Katsuie Shibata (Daisuke Sekimoto), Kenshin Uesugi (Jun Akiyama) & Nobunaga Oda (Kota Ibushi)
3. Special 8-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Lady Beard Vs Jaguar Yokota, Yuni, X & X
4. Shungo Oyama Pro Wrestling Challenge Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Dick Togo Vs KUDO & Shungo Oyama
5. Shigehiro Irie Triennial Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mike Bailey
6. “DDT Is DDT” 20 Years Entertainment Culmination! The Best In The World Bad Guy Decisive Battle: Danshoku Dino Vs Joey Ryan
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs X, X & X
8. DDT Extreme Title – Sekichu Presents Hardcore Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
9. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Jun Kasai picked Daisuke Sasaki to be his opponent at the 20th Anniversary show. The previously announced Hardcore Match using items from Sekichu will now be used for the DDT Extreme Title bout between Kasai and Sasaki.


BASARA “VAJRA 28 ~DESTRUCTION OF HEART~” Results

February 5, 2017

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BASARA “VAJRA 28 ~DESTRUCTION OF HEART~”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
145 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo defeated Tsutomu Oosugi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino when FUMA pinned Yoshino with the Heavy Metal Anthem (10:54).
2. Wrestling Consultation Center Where You Can Have A Matrix: Shinya Ishida defeated Gouma Ryu with a Super Kick (0:16).
3. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Challengers Decision Battle: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT when Kodaka pinned SAGAT with a Rolling Leg Clutch (13:29).
4. Trans-Am ★ Challenge: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi defeated Daichi Kazato with the Perfect 5 (8:34).
5. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) defeated Ikuto Hidaka & Sean Guinness when Sekine submitted Guinness with the Let’s Combine (24:17).
*V1 for Cavalry.

Cavalry successfully fended off the outsider team of Ikuto Hidaka & Sean Guinness to keep the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles around their waists. Guinness tried to pin Ryuichi Sekine with a Hurricanrana but it was countered into the Let’s Combine, forcing Guinness to tap out. Ikuto Hidaka accepted defeat on this day but warned Sekine that the next time he is in BASARA he will leave as the winner. He reminded everyone that he and Dick Togo were the first NWA Light Tag Champions. So they will team up again to win back the titles! The Brothers Aldini then came down to the ring. They are the current No. 1 Contenders after beating Hiroshi du Soleil earlier in the show. Both they and the champions are now motivated even more knowing that the winners of their match next week have Hidaka and Togo waiting for them.

That wasn’t the end of it though. FUMA interrupted the closing speeches yelling “HELL! HELL! HELL AND HELL!” He confronted Sekine for their upcoming Union MAX Title match on 20th February. Sekine said he hadn’t forgotten about it. FUMA insulted Sekine’s shaved head, saying it is nothing like Anthrax member Scott Ian’s sophisticated skinned head. Sekine told FUMA that by the end of the month he will become a double champion, the King of Two Crowns!


Dog Chain Match, Nakazawa Returns, Big DNA Main Event

February 3, 2017

DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017”, 04/02/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Soma Takao & Yuni Vs Yasu Urano & Guanchulo
3. DAMNATION Vs DNA Naniwa Army: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno
4. The Best Soup Is A Song Or Something! No, And Dance! If You Do Not Say It’s The Final Settling Match!!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Ultra Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Danshoku Dino
6. Humanity Is A Battle Blooming In A Huge Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
8. DDT Extreme Title – Dog Chain Death Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Mad Paulie

The show is live on DDT UNIVERSE starting at 5:30pm JST, 8:30am GMT, 3:30am EST.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS FIGHT OUT #2”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Akane Miure Vs Itoh Maki
2. You Will Be In Time For Valentine’s Day! Encounter Just Before Valentine’s Day!: Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko Vs Miyu Yamashita & Mil Clown
3. Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Reika Saiki & Syoko Nakajima

The build up for Yuu Vs Reika Saiki continues.

BASARA “VAJRA 28 ~DESTRUCTION OF HEART~”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Wrestling Consultation Center Where You Can Have A Matrix: Gouma Ryu Vs Shinya Ishida
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. Trans-Am ★ Challenge: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Daichi Kazato
4. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Challengers Decision Battle: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
5. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Sean Guinness

Two shows in a week for BASARA, both headlining with NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Matches.

BASARA “VAJRA 29 ~TENKA FUBU~”, 12/02/2017
Nagoya City Higashi Sports Center

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Konaka = Pale One Vs Mammoth Handa
2. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs X & X

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Shinya Ishida and Nori da Funky Shibire-sasu will be on the show. This will be Nori’s debut for BASARA.

GUYZ “GUYZ PART 4”, 14/02/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match ~A Bite Of A Cool Sensation The Sweep! Actress Girls Incoming!!~: Saori Anou Vs Tam Nakano
2. GuyZ Annual Round Boxing Handicap Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi & Dai Suzuki
3. Last Gun Standing Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Takayuki Ueki
4. Brand Anticipated Hardcore 6 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs SAGAT Vs Nonoko Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Colt Cabana
6. GuyZ Army Vs Sexy Army Full Challenge: Kazusada Higuchi, Ryuichi Sekine & Ken Ohka Vs Makoto Oishi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Mineo Fujita

Saori Anou regularly wrestles in Stardom. Tam Nakano mostly wrestles in Actwres girl’Z but has appeared for promotions like Diana and REINA in the past.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino

After spending a year working in Thailand, Michael Nakazawa is taking a break for a while and coming back home to Japan. That means Nakazawa is returning to DDT! This will be his first match in DDT since “JUDGEMENT 2016” when Kota Ibushi memorably gave him a Piledriver into a toilet.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. FIGHTING GIG STARTING SIGNAL Run!: Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Youth’s Esperanza 2017: MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Dai Suzuki Which Way Is Your Tomorrow?: Dai Suzuki Vs Shogun Okamoto
4. Stand By The Sky: Shunma Katsumata Vs Kotaro Suzuki
5. Running Without End: Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA
6. FIRST GIG MAIN EVENT “THE POWER”: Kazusada Higuchi & Akebono Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuji Okabayashi

A big main event is in store. Not just in physical size but in ego too. Naomi Yoshimura attended the match announcement wearing sunglasses and a fancy suit. He didn’t care about Akebono’s sumo accomplishments and ran down Kazusada Higuchi for losing to Mike Bailey and Ryota Nakatsu late last year. He threatened to blow away anyone who stands in his path. Higuchi was more polite. Being in the presence of Akebono is enough encouragement to withstand whatever Yuji Okabayashi throws at him. Akebono warned Yoshimura to respect him or be crushed.


DDT Universe Launches, Dog Chain Death Match, BASARA Wrapped Around NWA

January 23, 2017

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First thing’s first, DDT UNIVERSE launches today! Go sign up for it. Thankfully a lot of other sites have beaten me to the punch of writing up guides and reviews for the website so all you need to know can be found in these links.

F4W Online/Wrestling Oberver Online
Wrestling With Words
The Indy Corner

That saved me a bunch of time. Once I get to grips with the service I hope to write up some match recommendations. To any new readers, welcome! Things get weird and wonderful as I try to tell you all about what goes on in DDT and its spin offs.

DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017”, 04/02/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Yuni Debut Round 3: Yuni Vs X
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
3. Ultra Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Danshoku Dino
4. DDT Extreme Title – Dog Chain Death Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Mad Paulie

Jun Kasai noticed that Mad Paulie is always led to the ring with a dog chain so let’s have a Dog Chain Death Match!

Shuten-dōji get their rematch for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. They weren’t the beaten team when Team DNA won the belts during the weekend.

BASARA “VAJRA 28 ~DESTRUCTION OF HEART~”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Challengers Decision Battle: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
2. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Sean Guinness

BASARA’s latest focus is on the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles. The team of Ikuto Hidaka & Sean Guinness want to bring the belts back to ZERO1.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GET DOWN 2017”, 11/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Japanese Psycho ~When You Fight~: Yumehito Imanari Vs Mars Spector
2. Ai Shimizu Ganbare☆Wrestling Trial – 3rd Round: Ai Shimizu Vs Cassandra Miyagi
3. G-COSMOS 2017 ~ Japan Vs Thailand International Combat In Prince: Takafumi Ito Vs Tanomusaku Toba
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Kenso Ohka, Osamu Namiguchi & Shibata

Shibata is the newest member of Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling.

BASARA “VAJRA 29 ~TENKA FUBU~”, 12/02/2017
Nagoya City Higashi Sports Center

1. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs X & X

Either The Aldini Brothers or Hiroshi du Soleil will challenge for the NWA Light Tag Titles.

BASARA “VAJRA 30 ~WINTER SUMMER BLUE~”, 20/02/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: FUMA (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Will Ryuichi Sekine survive the NWA Tag Title rush long enough to become a double champion?


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.


New Year, New Dreams, New Drama

January 2, 2017

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

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c), Hoshitango, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Dai Suzuki Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase, Rekka & Daiki Shimomura
1. 3 Way Tag Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao, Gorgeous Matsuno & Cherry
2. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Shigehiro Irie & Yasu Urano
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
4. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama, Dick Togo & Guanchulo
5. Happy New Year’s New Year Special!: Joey Ryan & Laura James Vs Saki Akai & Gota Ihashi
6. New Year! More Than Special Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Candice LeRae
7. DDT Extreme Title – IPPON Lighttube Death Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Akito
8. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Mike Bailey

Not long to go until the first DDT show of 2017. It has a mixture of everything. Title matches, a single lighttube, broken hearts, a dark match, Gorgeous Matsuno. You know, something for everybody!

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

1. Fantasy Begins ~Pro Wrestling Classroom Master Confrontation~: Nodoka-oneesan Vs Cherry
2. Pink Color Sparkling ~Minami Momochi Graduation Special Match~: Rika Tatsumi & Hyper Misao (w/ Minami Momochi) Vs Akane Miura & Maho Kurone
3. Hospitable With Big Love ~Konsho-gun Vs Married Wife-gun~: Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko Vs Ai Shimizu & Laura James (Special Referee: Joey Ryan)
4. Idol Survival ~Which Is Strong And Cute, Let It Get Clear!~: Reika Saiki Vs Itoh Maki
5. Magical Girl’s Counterattack ~The Enemy Of Yuka Will Be Avenged By Her Sister!~: Mil Clown Vs Candice LeRae
6. Watch Out For The Sweet Trap ~Saki Paris Triumphant Match~: Miyu Yamashita Vs Saki Akai
7. Seriously Hot Itteyon! – TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Syoko Nakajima

Hours before “WRESTLE KINGDOM 11” takes place in the Tokyo Dome, the girls of Tokyo Joshi Pro take the stage in Korakuen Hall.

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

1. Madoka & Yusuke Kubo Vs Shinya Ishida & Fuminori Abe
2. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Hi69
3. Japan And The US New Year Battle ~New Year’s Day! Trans-Am~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT Vs Daichi Kazato, Masamune & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
4. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs FUMA

The first BASARA show of 2017 has Isami Kodaka’s first Union MAX Title defence. FUMA is a former champion and has a 1-1 record against Kodaka in MAX Title matches.

DDT “DNA 29”, 07/01/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Dai Suzuki Vs Antonio Honda
3. Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Akito & Yasu Urano
4. Kazusada Higuchi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mizuki Watase & Naomi Yoshimura
5. MAO Vs Mike Bailey
6. Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs Kotaro Suzuki & Madoka
7. Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Whatever Kouki Iwasaki’s New Year Resolutions are they better not be starting all over again from the bottom. A loss to Ryota Nakatsu will send him back down to Trainee status.

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 18”, 07/01/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Speaking of New Year Resolutions, Shunma Katsumata has one for winning the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. His first chance of the year happens this weekend.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN NAGOYA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENMUSU~”, 08/01/2017
Nagoya Chikusa Sports Center

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & X
2. HARASHIMA, Yoshihiro Takayama & Soma Takao Vs Shigehiro Irie, Konosuke Takeshita & Kengo Takai

MAO will be busy on this day and is unable to be at the show. Sanshiro Takagi is searching for a temporary replacement and also potential new member for NωA.

BASARA “VAJRA 27 ~OSAKA WINTER IN OYODO~”, 08/01/2017
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Gunso
2. Yusuke Kubo Vs Masamune
3. Wrestling LOL Encyclopedia: Gouma Ryu Vs Tadasuke
4. Osaka Metal New Year Festival: FUMA & HAYATA Vs HUB & Madoka
5. Hiroshi du Soleil Vs TsubaBilly: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Tsubasa & Billy Ken Kid
6. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu

The Aldini Brothers successfully defended the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles for the second time in ZERO1 on New Year’s Day. So their next match in BASARA will have the titles on the line.

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

1. Antonio Honda & Yuni Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Guanchulo
2. 26cm Height Difference! New Year Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Makoto Oishi
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey (c) Vs Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi

A 26cm height difference shouldn’t be a problem for Makoto Oishi. Sure, he can take Yoshihiro Takayama no problem.

DDT’s youngest wrestler Yuni makes his return after a successful debut in Sumo Hall,