BASARA “VAJRA 68 ~OSAKA CLUB SHOGETSUKI~” Results

May 20, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 68 ~OSAKA CLUB SHOGETSUKI~”, 20/05/2018
Osaka Oyodo Community Center
221 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Billy Ken Kid defeated Takato Nakano with the Koumori Tsuri Otoshi (8:28).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Fuminori Abe defeated Gouma Ryu and Hercules Senga when Abe pinned Ryu with the Buddha (8:26).
3. Manabu Hara & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo when Hara submitted Kubo with the Chickenwing Arm Lock (10:49).
4. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon defeated Yasu Urano & Fuminori Abe when V3 pinned Abe after the Double Stretch Kick (9:52).
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated FUMA, SAGAT & HUB when Kodaka pinned SAGAT with the Diving Double Knee Drop (15:48).
6. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) defeated Takumi Tsukamoto with the Implant (17:27).
*V1 for Naoki Tanizaki.

Naoki Tanizaki kept hitting Takumi Tsukamoto with the Casanova knee strikes until he was too hurt to counter the Implant. After the match Tanizaki bragged about being a double champion and dared anyone from BASARA to come out and challenge him for the Union MAX Title. All of the roster came out and faced him in the ring. Tanizaki told all of them there will be a BASARA x DOVE Pro event at Azalea Taisho Hall in Osaka on 15th July. He will be ready for one of them to challenge him then. He then singled out Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and told him he will prepare a great opportunity for him. When he left, Kodaka rallied all the BASARA wrestlers together for a closing speech to the fans.

Kodaka wore his Son Goku costume with the tail included. That led to him and HUB grabbing and pulling each other by their tails while they fought each other.


Takao Joins DAMNATION, Audience 2018 Matches, The Rest Happening In May

May 12, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOFU CHIKUWA~”, 12/05/2018
Tottori Yonago Industrial Gymnasium Sub Arena

1. Tottori Darazu Pro Wrestling Tag Match: Rey Falcon & Gaina Tiger Vs COW Saeki & DAISUKE
2. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Danshoku Dieno & Lowther Vs Toru Owashi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. 4 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs KUDO Vs Mad Paulie Vs Mizuki Watase
6. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
7. Yonago Specialty Irakuru! Special! Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi

The big news happening in DDT this week is Soma Takao breaking up the remains of Smile Squash so he can join with DAMNATION. This was a plan that had been brewing in the background for a long time and Takao isn’t just joining the unit to be another one of Dasuke Sasaki’s pets. Maybe by teaming with Tetsuya Endo, Takao can make Endo focus more. Endo seems to be more interested in showing off his pet beetle than wrestling his best lately.

Kouki Iwasaki was supposed to be wrestling this weekend but had to pull out due to acute gastroenteritis. In other words he has diarrhoea.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
2. Toru Owashi & Yuto Aijima Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Makoto Oishi & Azul Dragon
4. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
5. Hakata Specialty Special 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
6. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Daiki Shimomura
7. DDT Extreme Title – Regular Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

HARASHIMA is using the same logic for his DDT Extreme Title defence against KUDO as Yuko Miyamoto did for him. HARASHIMA wants to be certain he can beat KUDO in a fair fight with no extra rules needed. This comes from KUDO beating HARASHIMA in their previous singles match last September.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO KITAZAWA IN THE SPRING, BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER!”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Shoko Nakajima & Miu Vs Hyper Misao & Hinano
2. Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuki Aino
3. Miyu Yamashita Vs Raku
4. 3 Way Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Maho Kurone Vs Nodoka-oneesan
5. Saki-sama, Azusa Christie & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuu, Yuna Manase & Hikari
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi (c) Vs Maki Ito & Mizuki

Yuki Kamifuku has been accepted into NEO Biishiki-gun as an apprentice. Everybody associated with the unit is against this idea except for Saki-sama. Whatever she wants, she gets.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I HAVE NEVER SEEN 2018”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Shimokita Super Mixed Battle: Brian Aki & HARUKAZE Vs Hagane & Koharu Hinata
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yukinori Abe Vs Takeshi Okada & Black Ribera
3. Ganbare☆Gift To Wrestling: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Jason Kincaid
4. Attitude Of The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shota

Jason Kincaid has been impressing a lot of people in DDT during his stay. Ganbare☆Wrestling gets him for a show so he’s going against their own indie specialist Shinichiro Tominaga.

BASARA “VAJRA 68 ~OSAKA CLUB SHOGETSUKI~”, 20/05/2018
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Billy Ken Kid Vs Takato Nakano
2. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Yasu Urano & Fuminori Abe
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo Vs Manabu Hara & Akiyori Takizawa
4. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs X
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA, SAGAT & HUB
6. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

HUB is back to help out the IRON PRIEST half of the Metal Family.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Rekka Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
1. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon, Rihotimo Dragon & Toru Owashi
3. Now Variety Group Vs New Variety Group – Summer Night Fever In Korakuen: Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Daiki Shimomura (w/ Yuki Iino)
4. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shunma Katsumata
6. Special Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

HARASHIMA gets his shot at revenge on Takao. But with Smile Squash pretty much done for, the numbers game is way against him now.

Kazusada Higuchi already defeated one half of the tag team No. 1 Contenders. Now he’s facing the other. Higuchi and Kota Umeda had a lot of battles against each other in the early years of DNA. It’s time to reginite that feud!

Makoto Oishi thinks the time for change has come. For too long DDT was built around men like Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda and Super Sasadango Machine. Oishi has found the next generation of wrestlers to take their place: Nobuhiro Shimatani, Daiki Shimomura, Yuki Iino and lastly of course himself. The two sides will battle for the future of DDT! At least that’s what Oishi wants to think.

We have another Lucha Libre superstar joining the ranks. Rihotimo Dragon makes her debut.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #5”, 22/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno

Popteen cover model Kumiko Funayama will be the special guest.

DNA “DNA 45”, 03/06/2018
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106

1. Great China Alliance Vs New Beijing Pro Wrestling!: Choun-Shiryu & Rekka Vs X & X
2. Yuki Iino Return Match: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Iino
3. Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryota Nakatsu
4. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno

The comeback rally by DNA has put Naomi Kingdom on the ropes. Yuki Ueno is winning more often and has become confident enough to challenge Naomi Yoshimura to a match.

Yuki Iino is making up for lost time by picking Umeda for his first match back.

Choun-Shiryu & Rekka have put aside their differences and are now strong allies again. Shiryu is confident that Rekka has what it takes to take part in New Beijing Pro Wrestling. China’s oldest wrestling promotion doesn’t want to be overshadowed by that fancy new stuff.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #8”, 12/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Masato Tanaka Vs Kota Umeda

Umeda is 0-2 in his trial series so far and the matches are only going to get more difficult from here. Masato Tanaka is next on his list.


Kurone Vs Yung Tomorrow, DDT In Tottori, Shota Signs With Ganpro

May 4, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO ITABASHI IN THE SPRING, BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER!”, 05/05/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Yuna Manase & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Aino
3. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuu & Hikari
5. Maho Kurone Vs Su Yung
6. Miyu Yamashita, Marika Kobashi & Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Maki Ito & Mizuki

The Dead Of Alive didn’t last long. One loss and they are already at each other’s throats.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOFU CHIKUWA~”, 12/05/2018
Tottori Yonago Industrial Gymnasium Sub Arena

1. Tottori Darazu Pro Wrestling Tag Match: Rey Falcon & Gaina Tiger Vs COW Saeki & DAISUKE
2. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Shunma Katsumata
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Danshoku Dieno & Lowther Vs Toru Owashi, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO
4. Yonago Specialty Irakuru! Special! Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi

DDT is working with local indy Tottori Darazu Pro Wrestling to put this show together so several Tottori wrestlers are involved. Lowther is a masked wrestler nicknamed “Sexy Tarzan” and his finisher is the Superfly Splash.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I HAVE NEVER SEEN 2018”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Attitude Of The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
2. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shota

On 1st May Shota signed a full time contract with Ganbare☆Wrestling. To mark the occasion he challenged Keisuke Ishii for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. Shota was working with Guts World then went on an excursion to America after the company closed in April. Ohka had always wanted Shota to join Ganpro proper and approached him to make it happen when Shota no longer had a home promotion.

Yumehito Imanari has started the Imanari Revolution so he can be recognised as a main eventer. His campaign began successfully when he defeated Takeshi Okada in the main event of last month’s show. Now he faces Shuichiro Katsumura, the leader of Katsumura-gun and also the person who previously helped train him to fight Ganpro’s enemies. Imanari hopes that this match will be the main event.

BASARA “VAJRA 68 ~OSAKA CLUB SHOGETSUKI~”, 20/05/2018
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

There is a brand new Union MAX Champion and his name is Naoki Tanizaki! The Dove Pro wrestler already thinks he has beaten the best wrestler in BASARA when he won the belt from Isami Kodaka. It’s up to Takumi Tsukamoto to prove him wrong.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
2. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Hakata Specialty Special 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
4. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

The 4 Way Match happening on Sunday’s show in Sapporo will take place again a week later in Hakata.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Yuni’s Net 2: Makoto Oishi, Saki Akai & Yuni Vs Danshoku Dieno, Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon
2. Crash The Super Heavy Special Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura, Mad Paulie
3. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
4. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
5. Special Single Match ~Clouds~: Yuki Ueno Vs Dick Togo
6. Special Single Match ~Sustainable~: Shigehiro Irie Vs Magnitude Kishiwada
7. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

Shoichi Uchida still has a spot in this show. There are two or three more matches to be added so he’ll pop up somewhere.


DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN OYODO ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENROKU~” Results

January 9, 2017

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DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN OYODO ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENROKU~”, 09/01/2017
Osaka Oyodo Community Center
322 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Candice LeRae defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when LeRae pinned Hirata with the Balls Plex (9:12).
2. Antonio Honda & Yuni defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Guanchulo when Honda pinned Guanchulo with the Diving Fist Drop (9:18).
3. Yasu Urano & Soma Takao defeated Keisuke Ishii & Rekka when Urano pinned Rekka with a Figure Four Jackknife (9:47).
4. 3 Way Match: KUDO defeated Tetsuya Endo and Shunma Katsumata when KUDO pinned Katsumata with the Diving Double Knee Drop (8:46).
5. 26cm Height Difference! New Year Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Makoto Oishi with the Knee Lift (9:26).
6. Oyodo Specialty! I Came Here To Osaka Many Times To Know Its Dialect Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Akito defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie by Referee Stoppage when HARASHIMA choked out Sasaki with a Modified Sleeper (16:25).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey (c) when Funaki pinned Bailey with the Hybrid Blaster (14:43).
*Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey fail in V2. Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi become the 59th KO-D Tag Team Champions.

Looks like Masakatsu Funaki will be sticking around for a while because he is now a KO-D Tag Team Champion! Funaki drilled Mike Bailey’s head into the canvas with the Hybrid Blaster to cause the title change. Yukio Sakaguchi’s victory speech was cut off when HARASHIMA & Akito entered the ring. Akito reminded Sakaguchi that he beat him by submission yesterday. He asked how humiliating must it have been? Sakaguchi tried to brush his comments off but Akito then said that there’s no way the pain he caused to Sakaguchi’s legs have already gone away. Sakaguchi said that liquor is his medicine. He then wanted to know if Akito was here to challenge him. Well there’s no need as Sakaguchi nominated him and HARASHIMA as the No. 1 Contenders anyway. When Smile Squash were sent away, Funaki told a story about meeting Sakaguchi’s father Seiji Sakaguchi at a New Japan training camp when he was around 16 years old. He did not think he would be winning championships with Seiji’s son 32 years later.

HARASHIMA got a measure of revenge on Daisuke Sasaki for yesterday’s sneak attack. After he hit Sasaki with the Somato, HARASHIMA then applied a Sleeper Hold and choked out Sasaki to win. When Sasaki was revived backstage he asked if Candice LeRae saw what happened. Apparently she did. Sasaki then swore he will kill HARASHIMA!

At the start of the show Makoto Oishi had to be encouraged by Amon Tsurumi to have his match with Yoshihiro Takayama. Oishi was intimidated by the massive size difference and the result was never in doubt. Oishi was fighting back the tears as he thanked Takayama for the match backstage afterwards. Takayama tried to cheer him up by saying he showed No Fear.

Yasu Urano will get his AJPW Jr. Title match against Keisuke Ishii on 29th January. He was in such a good mood over this and his win today that he was full of praise for Ishii in his post-match promo. Urano said he would not mind if he had to wait for the title shot but the All Japan office gave their blessing for it to happen on the 29th. Urano promises a fair fight but Ishii doesn’t believe him.

Antonio Honda doesn’t feel bad about his age when he teams with Yuni. Honda’s 39 years old and Yuni is only 8. That makes their average age 23. Honda is now thinking up a team name for themselves.

There was a little bit of tension between Kazuki Hirara and Candice LeRae. Candice complained about Hirata’s dance entrance. However she was happy to dance herself once she put on the Hirata GO! glasses. During the dance Kazusada Higuchi Headbutted Hirata in time with the music. Candice then pinned Hirata with the Balls Plex.

Danshoku Dino Vs Yoshihiro Takayama was booked for Osaka Edion Arena #2 on 4th February.


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,


DDT’s Weekend Plans

December 16, 2016

DDT “DNA 28”, 17/12/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura
2. Farewell To The Strongest Enemy Of His Lifetime!! Farewell! My Beloved Brother!!: Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Dai Suzuki & Tigger Bedscene
3. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
4. Mizuki Watase Vs Atsushi Maruyama
5. Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Sato
6. Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu

DAMNATION makes another appearance in DDT. Last time it was just Daisuke Sasaki. This time he’s bringing Tetsuya Endo with him.

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. Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Shigehiro Irie, Toru Owashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
7. DDT Extreme Title – Yokohama Chinatown TLC Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

The Yokohama Chinatown TLC Match allows the use of tables, ladders and chairs. Victory can be claimed by either pinfall, submission, KO or by eating Chinese food that is located somewhere around ringside, presumably hanging above the ring.

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

This isn’t the only wrestling DDT is doing on Sunday.

DDT “TAISHIDO SHOPPING DISTRICT YEAR-END PRO WRESTLING”, 18/12/2016
Tokyo Taishido Shopping Street Pedestrian Heaven

1. DDT Offer Match: Hoshitango & Gota Ihashi Vs Mizuki Watase & Guanchulo
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Syoko Nakajima & Miyu Yamashita Vs Mil Clown & Maho Kurone
3. BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Daichi Kazato & SAGAT

There’s also a little bit of Street Pro Wrestling to celebrate the holidays.

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

1. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka or Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (c) Vs X

A Union MAX Title defence being booked so soon after the next champion getting crowned suggests the championship will not be getting a makeover to fit in with its new home.

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

1. Hiroshi du Soleil Vs TsubaBilly: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Tsubasa & Billy Ken Kid
2. Aldini Brothers Vs Cavalry: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu

HUB and Masamune will be on the show.