BASARA “VAJRA 35 ~OSAKA CLUB SPRING~” Results

May 4, 2017

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

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

Block A Standings

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

Block B Standings

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

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

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


DDT “TOYONAKA LOVE STORY 2017” Results

May 4, 2017

DDT “TOYONAKA LOVE STORY 2017”, 04/05/2017
Osaka Toyonaka City Rose Cultural Hall
340 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 3 Way Match: KUDO defeated Royce Isaacs and Kouki Iwasaki when KUDO pinned Isaacs after the Hell’s Guillotine (7:00).
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni defeated Makoto Oishi & MAO when Takagi pinned Oishi with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (6:40).
*Sanshiro Takagi wins Makoto Oishi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
3. Italian Rules: Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Hirata submitted Takanashi with the Hirata Lock (7:38).
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano defeated Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata by TKO (12:45).
*Yasu Urano wins Yoshihiro Takayama’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Antonio Honda & Mike Bailey when Sasaki submitted Honda with the Cross Facelock (12:55).
6. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Mad Paulie defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Reverse Splash (6:04).
7. Toyonaka Special Product! Crocodile Panic Special Tag Match!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii when Takeshita pinned Dino with the German Suplex (13:26).

ALL OUT celebrated their first victory in Osaka. Akito was pleased that they were able to directly beat Danshoku Dino. They also sent their well wishes to Yoshihiro Takayama who was taken to hospital after an accident in his match. Konosuke Takeshita wants Takayama to come back from his injury in fighting form so they can have their KO-D Openweight Title match. Dino told ALL OUT that Takayama has “No Fear”.

The battle of big boys ended in an upset with Mad Paulie defeating Shigehiro Irie. Neither wrestler held back and they both went into the match wanting to hit the knockout blow as soon as possible. That ended badly for Irie when he missed a Corner Splash and got hit by one from Paulie afterwards. Paulie then got the pin with the Reverse Splash. Irie was left stunned by the result but he says it isn’t over between them.

Antonio Honda continues to have no motivation as he prepares for his DDT Extreme Title match. His attempts at telling the story of Aladdin to Daisuke Sasaki didn’t work. Sasaki threw the referee at Honda and then took him down into the Cross Facelock for the victory.

Takayama injured himself after attempting a Sunset Flip on Yasu Urano, landing on his head. He could not move afterwards so the match was stopped and declared a TKO win for Urano’s team. Takayama was stretchered into an ambulance and taken to hospital afterwards. He was still conscious and able to speak in the meantime. As for Urano, he was awarded Takayama’s Right To Challenge Contract because of the match result. He asked HARASHIMA if he was going to cash in his own contract anytime soon. HARASHIMA said he was still thinking about it. Urano mentioned that he is free on 28th May. One thing’s for sure, when the DDT show at Korakuen Hall that day is over Urano will leave with either his RTC contract or the KO-D Openweight Championship!

Hirata Collection A.T. introduced himself to the DDT fans. He came to Japan so he could be an active part of the wrestling scene. He also wants “to make a buongiorno with everybody.” Masahiro Takanashi didn’t take to Hirata and threatened to send him back to Italy. Hirata suggested that their tag match be fought under Italian Rules where no tags are needed to switch partners. Just like yesterday, Hirata used his 2007 glasses to power up and submit Takanashi. He also put Yukio Sakaguchi in the Paradise Lock to prevent him from saving Takanashi. Sakaguchi was so mad that when he was freed he immediately chased after Hirata.


Yasu Urano Becomes A Freelancer, Golden Week Schedule, Ganpuro Nonsense

April 28, 2017

Yasu Urano announced yesterday that he will no longer be affiliated with DDT and will be going freelance at the end of May. Urano has been wrestling for 17 years and has been with DDT for the last ten. He wants to expand his horizons with the remaining time he has left as a wrestler. He has no concrete plan for the future but there are many wrestlers out there that he has never fought before. Sanshiro Takagi encouraged him to consider wrestling abroad. He also suggested Urano to set up his own group and call it either Socrates or Wrestle Socrates because Urano is a wrestling philosopher. Urano had already gone over his decision with the rest of Smile Squash before going public. HARASHIMA didn’t believe him the first time he was told. The second time Urano told him he assured that he wasn’t quitting pro wrestling. As for Soma Takao, Urano didn’t know what to tell him so he just sent him a LINE message saying “Sorry”. He will still be a part of Smile Squash until he goes freelance but what will happen to that relationship afterwards is anyone’s guess. Urano still intends to make appearances for DDT here and there. He confirmed that he will a part of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” on 20th August.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2017”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Daiki Shimomura Vs Yuki Ueno
1. Hungry Black Bass Again Vs Crimson Nobelman: Akito Vs Soma Takao
2. Rocky Of Naniwa II And Blonde Beautiful Heidi First Time Encounter: KUDO, Masahiro Taknashi & Saki Akai Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Heidi Katrina
3. Worldwide Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi
4. DDT Extreme Title Next Challenger Decision 5 Way Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Royce Isaacs
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Kazuki Hirata Only Loser Deportation Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

Golden Week begins with a DDT/BASARA double header in Korakuen Hall. Best friends turned bitter enemies Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo headline the DDT show with the KO-D Openweight Title on the line. Endo doesn’t care much about becoming the champion. His primary goal is to crush and humiliate Takeshita.

NωA will debut their new song “We are the HERO” during the show.

The current Right To Challenge contract holders are HARASHIMA, Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazuki Hirata and Nobuhiro Shimatani.

BASARA “VAJRA 34 ~LION DASH~”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takato Nakano Debut Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial “Best Stretchman V3 In Reverse”: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Best Stretchman V3 Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Gingin Boys: FUMA & Hagane Vs YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT Vs Gunso & Shoichi Uchida
5. Super Pro Wrestling Ring Wars 2017 ~Japan Vs Trans-Am~ True Patriotic Pinfall: Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Tanaka
6. BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Yusuke Kubo Vs Dick Togo
7. BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Yuji Okabayashi
8. Union MAX Title – BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi is boasting of his abilities with his clear, easy to understand English spoken in an obviously American accent. He call himself the best stripper and best wrestler in the world with a perfect body that Ryota Nakatsu cannot beat. Nakatsu doesn’t believe a word that comes out of Ryuichi’s mouth. He is convinced it is really Ryuichi Kawamura playing a character. Regardless it is Nakatsu’s desire to win the Union MAX Title that drives him. He watched the belt be defended in Union Pro but never progressed far enough to challenge for the title before Union closed down.

Isami Kodaka has two matches to prepare for on the show. He will be the first opponent for the debuting rookie Takato Nakano. Then later in the show he faces the Big Japan golem Yuji Okabayashi in a first time singles match. When thinking up strategies for the match Kodaka came to the conclusion that it will be impossible to beat Okabayashi in a straightforward wrestling match. With that said he is still practicing a lot of different ideas to try and win.

The Japan Vs America rivalry continues further down the card. Ryuichi Sekine doesn’t care if the political relationship between the two countries is currently nice and friendly. He thinks his 6-Man Tag match against the Trans-Am ★ Family will be the biggest fight of the century. He wants to this match to show all the great things about the Japanese. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi responded that he loves Japan. He loves the beautiful scenery, the delicious food, the pretty women in kimonos and Tokyo Disneyland. The only thing he does not like about Japan are three particular people: Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe! Japan can improve as a country if those three people learn to speak English. So Hiroshi asked for the match to be a True Patriotic Pinfall match. The match can only be won by pinfall and the wrestlers have to cover their opponent with their country’s flag on top of them. Sekine is against the stipulation because his finisher is a submission move. The rule may also backfire on the Trans-Am ★ Family if the rumour that Trans-Am ★ Tanaka is really submission specialist Minoru Tanaka turns out to be true.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN OSAKA!”, 30/04/2017
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Yuna Manase Vs Azusa Takigawa
2. Miyu Yamashita Vs Nonoko
3. Itoh Maki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Syoko Nakajima & Mil Clown
5. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Dragon Bombers – No Countout Rules: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone

Is the No Countout Rule enough for the Dragon Bombers to finally beat SIN Biishiki-gun?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOKYO 2017”, 30/04/2017
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Enjo-gun, Osaka’s First Visit!: Mitomi Masayuki & Shibata Vs Daina Mido & Hiroto Okubo
2. Ganbare Wrestling In OSAKA Special Single Match: Yukinori Abe Vs Hiro Tonai
3. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Bombardment Double Sweet Death Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Bambi
4. I Return To Chiba’s Grace In Osaka: Minoru Fujita & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano & MIYAWAKI
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Atsushi Maruyama

According to Atsushi Maruyama, his Buzzsaw Kick has been given the official TAJIRI seal of approval. Maruyama’s next booking for Ganpuro after this show won’t be until 31st May. Ken Ohka has confirmed that if he loses the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title to Maryama then there will not be a title rematch on that date.

During the press conference to promote Ganpuro’s upcoming events, Minoru Fujita briefly dropped by to give Ohka a gift he bought in Shinjuku.

Yumehito Imanari is training for the Double Sweet Death Match by eating a very sweet cinnamon roll he purchased last week. The downside to this is the roll is already a bit mouldy.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM DEBASAKI~”, 03/05/2017
Nagoya City North Sports Center

1. Smile Squash Vs DNA!: Soma Takao & Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Cutlet Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs MAO

Will Urano and Soma Takao’s awkward partnership be fixed before Urano leaves DDT?

DDT “TOYONAKA LOVE STORY 2017”, 04/05/2017
Osaka Toyonaka City Rose Cultural Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni Vs Makoto Oishi & MAO
2. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mad Paulie

DDT is offering some Big Boy Wrestling in Toyonaka!

DDT “IBARAKI IS THE BEST 2017”, 06/05/2017
Ibaraki Tsukuba Capio

1. Hell Gate Of The Idol Challenge: Danshoku Dino Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi

Can’t let Urano leave without one more match against Shuten-dōji.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DANCE POPOCHOLINE 2017”, 07/05/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Mixed Martial Arts Warfare ~ Kickboxing Vs Karate Chop: Tanomusaku Toba Vs Chikara
2. Yumehito Vs “X”: Yumehito Imanari Vs X
3. Great COSMOS 2017: Shuichiro Katsumura & Yukihiro Abe Vs Ganbare The Great & Takafumi Ito
4. GANPRO SUPERSTAR WAR!!: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

During the press conference to promote Ganpuro’s upcoming events, Ganbare The Great briefly dropped by to give Ohka a gift he bought in Shinjuku.

The only hint Ohka is giving for the identity of Imanari’s mystery opponent is it’s a superb and popular wrestler.

The Kickboxing Vs Karate Chop match will consist of an unlimited amount of three minute rounds until there is a winner.


Minoru Replaces Sato For DAMNATION Show, Train Wrestling Update

April 13, 2017

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING”, 14/04/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs X
2. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryuichi Sekine Vs Yusuke Kodama
3. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Team Match: HARASHIMA, Brahmin Shu & Brahmin Kei Vs Antonio Honda, Masahiro Takanashi & Gota Ihashi
4. Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Minoru Tanaka
5. DDT Extreme Title – Ultimate Submission Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Dick Togo

Kohei Sato had to pull out of the show due to suffering from a poor physical condition. Minoru Tanaka takes his place in the semi-main event.

CHOSHI ELECTRIC RAIL X DDT “TRAIN PRO WRESTLING”, 16/04/2017
Nakano Town Station

Falls Count Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: HARASHIMA Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Rekka Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X

It was decided that HARASHIMA, Sanshiro Takagi and Rekka will be the first three wrestlers to start the match in the train. A new wrestler enters from every train station they stop at. The match will air live on DDT UNIVERSE at around 1:10 pm Japan time. However there is a possibility that poor coverage will interrupt the broadcast. If there is no stream for most of the match then DDT will add it to their on-demand archive as a free video for all DDT UNIVERSE accounts at a later date.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN OSAKA!”, 30/04/2017
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Yuna Manase Vs Azusa Takigawa
2. Miyu Yamashita Vs Nonoko
3. Itoh Maki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
4. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Dragon Bombers – No Countout Rules: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
5. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Syoko Nakajima & Mil Clown

Before Yuka Sakazaki returns from the Magical Country for a title shot, her twin sister Mil Clown gets to tangle with the champion in tag action.

A No Countout rule was added to the SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Dragon Bombers rematch.

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

1. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Naoki Tanizaki

I’m down with this match.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DANCE POPOCHOLINE 2017”, 07/05/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yumehito Vs “X”: Yumehito Imanari Vs X
2. GANPRO SUPERSTAR WAR!!: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Ken Ohka wanted to team with Ganbare The Great to avenge their loss at the World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament final. But the masked wrestler isn’t responding to him on LINE so Shinichiro Tominaga will have to do instead.

On 8th July Ganbare☆Wrestling will be hosting a special 4th Anniversary show for Dai Suzuki in his hometown of Tochigi. This is news for Suzuki because he has never wrestled for Ganpuro. This is really just an excuse for Ohka to promote a show outside of Tokyo and spread Ganpuro over to a new region and apparently Suzuki owed him a favour going back to his debut match.