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.

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2018 ~BREAK MYSELF!~” Results

May 3, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2018 ~BREAK MYSELF!~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,202 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yuna Manase Return Match: Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Hinano defeated Mizuki, Raku & Miu when Manase pinned Raku with the Kakato Drop (9:19).
2. Yuki Aino Debut Match: Yuu & Hikari defeated Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino when Yuu pinn Aino with the Ittenyon (8:51).
3. Riho defeated Maki Ito with the Somato (11:32).
4. Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki defeated Maho Kurone & Su Yung when Nakajima pinned Kurone with the Diving Senton (9:42).
5. Falls Count Anywhere Eat A Bag Of Chocolate Or Fall Count Is Disabled Match: Jun Kasai defeated Hyper Misao with the Pearl Harbour Splash From The Ladder (11:49).
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi defeated Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) when Kobashi pinned Christie with a Dropkick (16:20).
*NEO Biishiki-gun fails in V 3. Muscle JK Strikers become the 3rd TOKYO Princess Tag Team Champions!
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Rika Tatsumi with the Crash Rabbit Heat (20:04).
*V4 for Miyu Yamashita.

So close yet still so far. For twenty minutes on a brand new ring canvas, Rika Tatsumi chased after the champion Miyu Yamashita and gave it everything she got. Tatsumi trapped Yamashita in the Dragon Sleeper and tried to choke her out again but this time Yamashita kicked her way out of it. Yamashita did a High Kick and an Attitude Adjustment for a nearfall. From that point on Yamashita hit Backspin Kicks and Buzzsaw Kicks to keep Tatsumi down until Tatsumi was too weak to block the Crash Rabbit Heat. A defeated Tatsumi was helped to the back by Maho Kurone while Yamashita celebrated another TOKYO Princess Title defence. Yamashita told everyone she had fun being taken to her limit by Tatsumi. But she still needs energy left over because the next Tokyo Joshi Pro show is only two days away in Itabashi. As long as Yamashita keeps standing in this ring and as long as there is support from everyone, Yamashita will go beyond her limits even more!

Vengeance is sweet for Marika Kobashi! After suffering so much humiliation from NEO Biishiki-gun, Kobashi finally won the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles from them with Reika Saiki. The intensive training Kobashi had with Saiki leading up to the match paid off. Saiki was at her strongest and at one point suplexed both Saki-saka & Azusa Christie at the same time. Saiki and Saki-sama took each other out with a Shining Wizard from Saiki followed in response with a Big Boot from Saki. Christie tried to hit the Christie Agape on Kobashi but it was blocked. Christie hit a Codebreaker but Kobashi toughened it out a stunned Christie with a Dropkick for the surprise three count! An angry Christie refused to accept the result but Saki-sama calmed her down. Everybody makes mistakes and surely there is something that Christie cherishes more than a championship belt. Christie said there is and it’s Saki-sama. They then left the ring for the new champions to celebrate. Kobashi said she has dreamed of this day for so long. Saiki told her it is now their goal to defend the titles as much as possible. The Ito Respect Army then came out to challenge them. They agreed to a match on the 19th May show in Kitazawa, two days after Kobashi’s birthday. Maki Ito promised to give her the gift of regretful tears when she and Mizuki become the new champions!

A special rule was added to the Falls Count Anywhere Match between Hyper Misao and Jun Kasai. Each wrestler needed to eat an entire bag of chocolate or else their pinfall attempts will not be counted. Misao came up with the idea and convinced Kasai that it counts as a death match. Kasai accepted the rule because he never turns down a death match! When the bell rang both Misao and Kasai rushed through their bag of chocolate until Kasai went in search of water to wash it down. He had to ask the audience for a drink because Misao secretly hid his bottle. When they started wrestling, Kasai put Misao in a Cobra Twist but Misao spat water at him to escape. Misao escaped and Kasai went searching for her. He went to the lobby and found a castle of chairs laid out in front of him. Hyper Misao surprised him by coming out on the Combat Bicycle and she sped towards him. Kasai moved out of the way and Misao crashed into the castle of chairs! Kasai went back to ringside but Misao caught up with him. She snuck up to one of the audience entrances and dove onto Kasai. They returned to the ring where Kasai took out a ladder. He tried to press it onto Misao’s head and shoulders but that backfired when Misao spun around to hit him with the ladder. Misao set a table at ringside but Kasai knocked her down onto it. Kasai then climbed the turnbuckles and splashed Misao through the table! Kasai rolled her back into the ring and went for the pin but the referee refused to count. Kasai never finished his bag of chocolate! He ate the last piece and went for the Reverse Tiger Driver but Misao fought out of it. Misao went for a Cross Body but Kasai caught her with a Lariat. He positioned her in the centre of the ring with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster and finally put her away with the Pearl Harbour Splash from the ladder. After the match Kasai told Misao he thought the chocolate rule was stupid and a horrible idea for a death match. But something is strange. The chocolate he ate during the match was the best he ever tasted. It made him feel alive! That is the magical power of the pro wrestling ring. Together they are pro wrestlers and Kasai now considers Misao a worthy rival.

Dead Of Alive didn’t last long as a team. At first they worked well together, surprising the Miraclians with an attack before the bell. Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki fought back with their double team moves but Su Yung cut off their momentum by spitting red Poison Mist at Sakazaki. Maho Kurone went to give Nakajima the Ouroboros but it was blocked. Sakazaki regained her vision and hit the Magical Girl Splash on Kurone before sending Yung out of the ring with a Hurricanrana. Nakajima then got the win with the Diving Senton to Kurone. After the match Kurone and Yung butted heads before leaving in separate directions. Kurone then attacked Yung backstage. Yukinori Matsui tried to break it up but ended up having his arm bitten by Kurone.

All of the support from the fans wasn’t enough for Maki Ito to beat Riho. Ito was stretched and pulled apart by Riho’s moves but the rallying cries of “Who’s the cutest in the world? Ito-chan!” kept her fighting. She survived a Diving Double Stomp but was finally put down with the Somato. Ito was left in the ring with Mizuki to think about another defeat. Ito said she brought in Mizuki to start the Ito Respect Army but she doesn’t think Mizuki respects her. She only teams with her out of kindness. Well no more! Ito is going to disband the Ito Respect Army! Mizuki stopped her. She isn’t teaming her just out of kindness, she really wants to be with Ito. They hugged and agreed to keep the Ito Respect Army going. They got the crowd to call Ito cute again then Ito sang “Ultra Soul” while they left the ring.

Yuki Aino was feeling so emotional over her debut match that she was already wiping tears from her eyes after her entrance. Aino tagged with her older sister Nodoka-oneesan to take on Yuu and Up Up Girls member Hikari. Aino’s big spot in the match was giving Yuu a Side Suplex. However Yuu recovered and pinned Aino with the Ittenyon throw. Aino said the match felt like it came and went in a blink of an eye. She promises to work hard alongside her sister.

Yuna Manase doesn’t want to waste any time coming back from surgery. Her goal is to win the championship and she will do her best to achieve it.

Four new trainees were introduced to the audience at the beginning of the show. Haruna is only 143cm tall so she will be the shortest member of the roster when she debuts. Kyo comes from an open training class held by that DDT. Yumi is a 13 year old junior high school student who is 173cm tall. Kirino wants to be like Shawn Michaels.


Ladder Match Tomorrow, DNA Tag Tournament, Kobashi Gets Ready, Riho Vs Ito

March 31, 2018

DDT “APRIL FOOL 2018”, 01/04/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Rekka
1. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 1st Battle: Gota Ihashi Vs Koji Kanemoto
2. Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
4. Japan-US Gay Wrestling Summit! 2018: Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi Vs Colt Cabana, Joey Ryan & Ethan Page
5. Loser Expulsion Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie, Keisuke Ishii, Masahiro Takanashi, Saki Akai, Kazuki Hirata, MAO & Antonio Honda
6. Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Akito
7. DDT Extreme Title – Ladder Match: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs Mike Bailey

The DDT Extreme Title is going to be suspended above the ring for a Ladder Match main event.

DNA “DNA 43”, 05/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. I Met Him Here For 100 Years! Grudge Settlement! Chinese Mecancho Ultra Special Single Match: Rekka Vs Choun-Shiryu
2. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi-Final: MAO & Rising HAYATO Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Akiro Jo
3. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi-Final: Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Ryota Nakatsu
4. Worldwide Match: Mike Bailey Vs Brian Aki
5. Minoru Tanaka, Mizuki Watase & Tomoya Hirata Vs Kota Umeda, Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
6. DNA Vs Naomi Kingdom: Shunma Katsumata Vs Keisuke Okuda
7. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Final: X & X Vs X & X

There is still some juice left in the DNA Vs Naomi Kingdom rivalry. Shunma Katsumata has a match with Keisuke Okuda while Naomi Yoshimura & Akiro Jo are still in the tag tournament.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO OJI IN THE SPRING, TOGETHER WITH YOUR FRIENDS!”, 07/04/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

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

Marika Kobashi will debut a new entrance song on this show. She is going to work through two big singles matches against Miyu Yamashita and Reika Saiki to prepare for her next TOKYO Princess Tag Team Title shot.

Priscilla Kelly makes her Tokyo Joshi Pro debut.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO KASUKABE IN THE SPRING, TOGETHER WITH YOUR FRIENDS!”, 08/04/2018
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Hikari & Hinano Vs Miu & Raku
2. Syoko Nakajima Vs Priscilla Kelly
3. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Kamifuku
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuu & Hyper Misao
5. Reika Saiki Vs Marika Kobashi
6. Miyu Yamashita & Yuka Sakazaki Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone

Miyu Yamashita and Rika Tatsumi collide in the lead up to Korakuen Hall.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2018 ~BREAK MYSELF!~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Maho Kurone & Su Yung Vs X & X
2. Yuki Aino Debut Match: Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs X & X
3. Maki Ito Vs Riho
4. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Riho is looking forward to wrestling against Maki Ito one on one for the first time. Riho is always happy to meet new people but Ito is annoyed that Riho doesn’t know who she is. She even told Mizuki back in December when they were looking for a tag partner to bring in someone who respects her. Riho pointed out that Mizuki never brought up Ito, she just asked her to team up for a match. She doesn’t know anything about Ito other than her name. That only made Ito even more annoyed because according to her she’s been a famous idol for almost as long as Riho has been wrestling. Riho excused that by saying she spends so much of her life in wrestling that she never had the time to look up Ito’s Wikipedia page.

Yuki Aino is from Okayama and is Nodoka-oneesan’s real life sister. She was the Tokyo Joshi ring announcer since January 2017 but she originally joined to become a wrestler. At first she stopped training because she couldn’t balance it with her college studies. However she secretly began training again near the end of last year and is now ready to debut.

The new ring announcer debuting on this show is Sayuri Nanba, an idol from Saitama.

BASARA “VAJRA 66 ~IT GOES THROUGH TO HEAVENLY HEAVEN~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Naoki Tanizaki

Naoki Tanizaki attacked Isami Kodaka after Thursday’s main event and challenged him to a Union MAX Title match. He also promised if he wins the main championship in Dove Pro Wrestling at their 1st April show he will put it on the line to make it a double title match.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’18” Results

January 4, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’18”, 04/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,201 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) Debut Fight Tag Match: Hinano & Miu defeated Raku & Hikari when Miu submitted Hikari with a Canadian Backbreaker (8:55).
2. Yuu, Nodoka-oneesan & Marika Kobashi defeated Rika Tatsumi, Hyper Misao & Yuki Kamifuku when Yuu submitted Misao with the Ittenyon (11:05).
3. Veda Scott defeated Maho Kurone with a Back Drop (6:55).
4. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino defeated Maki Ito with the Screw Danshoku Driver (12:34).
5. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Super Milk Combination!: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Nonoko & Yuna Manase (w/ Haruka Nishimoto) when Saki-sama pinned Nonoko with the Two Step Face Kick (12:20).
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) defeated Mizuki & Riho when Sakazaki pinned Mizuki with the Magical Girl Splash (17:46).
*V2 for Miraclians (17:46).
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita defeated Reika Saiki (c) with the Crash Rabbit Heat (14:58).
*Reika Saiki fails in V3. Miyu Yamashita becomes the 5th TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion!

 

Two years ago Miyu Yamashita became the first TOKYO Princess Champion in Korakuen Hall. Today she repeated history by winning the championship for the second time in the same building. She had a back and forth battle with the champion Reika Saiki. Yamashita missed the Crash Rabbit Heat and was in trouble after Saiki hit her with the Shining Wizard. But Yamashita avoided the Jackhammer and stunned Saiki with High Kicks, a Running Knee Strike and a Buzzsaw Kick. Finally Yamashita hit the Crash Rabbit Heat and that was enough to crown her as the new champion. Yamashita praised Saiki afterwards and talked about how she won the title in Korakuen last August. They also teamed together as the Muscle Strikers in a tag tournament. As long as Saiki continues to climb into the ring Yamashita will consider her a tag partner, a friend and her strongest rival.

But Yamashita isn’t finished yet. She won back the Princess Title but doesn’t consider herself a proper champion until she successfully defends it. Veda Scott suddenly entered the ring to demand a title shot but Yamashita doesn’t understand English. Yuki Kamifuku translated Scott’s comments for her. Scott apologised to Yamashita for only being the champion for three days because Scott wants a title match on 7th January in Osaka! Yamashita accepted the challenge because she will take any opportunity to raise the stock of Tokyo Joshi Pro anytime, anywhere!

The Miraclians overcame a tough challenge from Mizuki & Riho to stay as the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Champions. Both Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima hit stereo 619s to the challengers leading to the Magical Girl Splash finish. The champions spoke of how much fun they just had and the win means they now “conquered” Thailand. After they asked if there were any other teams ready to challenge them, NEO Biishiki-gun appeared. The Apricots assumed there was about to be a challenge thrown out but Saki-sama said that wasn’t the case. Saki is not going to lower herself to challenge a team that is below her. Even if the Apricots are the champions Saki still thinks she would degrade herself if she challenged them. Instead she was here to inform them that she will wait for them to challenge her & Azusa Christie instead. No problem. The champions just conquered Thailand. It seems that next on their list is France!

The Super Milk Combination couldn’t beat NEO Biishiki-gun even with the presence of Haruka Nishimoto in their corner to motivate them. Nonoko burst into tears after the match and Nishimoto tried to console her. She said Nonoko shouldn’t cry because she has the strongest breasts! Nonoko cheered up and said she would do her best.

Maki Ito had a lot on her mind going into today’s show. Her new CD was released and according to her it already sells spectacularly. However she complained to Tetsuya Koda because there were no promotional videos made to market it. Koda complained that they don’t have the marketing budget to make one. He calmed Ito down and told her to focus on selling 200 copies first, then she had to go out and fight Danshoku Dino. Ito took a beating from Dino but she had a secret weapon that Dino didn’t expect. The Lip Lock! The move made Dino faint but he had enough energy to kick out at two. Another Lip Lock followed by a Missile Dropkick brought Ito close to winning again but Dino recovered and gave Ito two Brainbusters. Ito kicked out of the pin afterwards but was beaten with the Screw Danshoku Driver afterwards. Dino encouraged Ito to stand up under her own strength after the match. Ito said it hurt to move but the match she just lost is in the past. The Ito that lost in the past is not the same Ito that is here in the moment right now. She yelled that she will not give up and rallied the fans to cheer for her. She then sang/shouted the lyrics to “Ultra Soul” as she left the ring.

Veda Scott offered to give vegetables to Maho Kurone before their match because she is a vegetarian. Kurone quickly slapped the vegetables out of Scott’s hand and chased her around ringside. Scott later avoided the Ouroboros and pinned Kurone with a Back Drop.

Hyper Misao called the other team in the opener a “a group of outrageous villains”. She called her own team “three people with true bonds seeking love.” That seemed questionable when Misao, Rika Tatsumi & Yuki Kamifuku all picked on Nodoka-oneesan during the match. Yuu & Marika Kobashi came to the rescue and Yuu submitted Misao to win.

The Up Up Girls debut match opened the show. Hinano did Elbow Strikes, Raku did Brain Chops and Hikari did Dropkicks. Miu was the strongest of the four and used moves like a Bearhug and a Canadian Backbreaker to win the match for her and Hinano. Miu said in the post-match interview ther her goal is to win a championship. Hinano said if the Up Up Girls idol group can perform in Budokan Hall then so can the Up Up Girls wrestling group! Raku hopes she will make up for the loss at her next match in Osaka. Hikari knows that pro wrestling is a tough world and next time she wants to win. The idol group was in attendance to take a photo with the wrestling group later in the show.


BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA PRO WRESTLING ~ THE THIRD SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI” Results

December 28, 2017

BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA PRO WRESTLING ~ THE THIRD SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI”, 28/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
629 Fans

1. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Isami Kodaka defeated Naoki Tanizaki by Ring Out (2:44).
2. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Yuko Miyamoto defeated Colt Cabana by Ring Out (5:06).
3. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Fuminori Abe defeated Akito by Ring Out (5:31).
4. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Riho defeated Yasu Urano by Ring Out (9:47).
5. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Isami Kodaka defeated Ayako Hamada by Ring Out (4:24).
6. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Hideki Suzuki defeated Yuko Miyamoto by Ring Out (9:33).
7. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Fuminori Abe defeated Isami Kodaka by Knockout with a Rabbit Punch (7:12).
8. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Hideki Suzuki defeated Riho by Ring Out (2:51).
9. BASARA Offer Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuchi, SAGAT, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu, Daichi Kazato & Takato Nakano when FUMA pinned Sekine with the Jawbreaker (10:44).
10. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Final: Hideki Suzuki defeated Fuminori Abe with the Double Arm Suplex (12:58).

The ruleset for the Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament led to some unique finishes in the early rounds. With no ropes attached and Ring Outs in effect, seven of the nine matches in the tournament ended with a wrestler losing by falling out of the ring one way or another. Isami Kodaka beat Naoki Tanizaki with a Knee Strike knocking Tanizaki out of the ring. Colt Cabana was eliminated when Yuko Miyamoto kicked out of the Superman Dive. Whether intentional or not, the kickout pushed Cabana out of the ring. Fuminori Abe was put in a Figure Four Leg Lock by Akito but Abe shifted both of them over the apron and grabbed on to the corner post so Akito would hit the floor first. Riho used her tricky spinning cradles to roll Yasu Urano to the edge so when he kicked out of the move he fell out of the ring in the process.

In Round 2 Ayako Hamada and Hideki Suzuki took part in their first matches of the day. Hamada faced Kodaka and they ended up fighting by the corner post. After some switching back and forth, Kodaka finally got to kick out Hamada to advance to the next round. Suzuki was able to throw out Miyamoto but Miyamoto grabbed on to Suzuki’s tights and struggled to avoid the floor. Miyamoto lost his grip but was able to pull down Suzuki’s tights. Still, in the end the bare-bottomed Suzuki was declared the winner.

In the semi-finals Kodaka fell to Abe in the first non-Ring Out finish of the show. This time the ring ropes were attached so it was more difficult to be forced out of the ring. Instead both Kodaka and Abe aimed to win by knockout. It led to dueling Rabbit Punches between the two until Kodaka could not take anymore and failed to answer the 10 count after a knockdown. Riho got to face Suzuki who is the wrestler she wanted to fight the most in the tournament. Suzuki was left dizzy by Riho’s quick attacks but countered a 619 to knock her out of the ring.

Any questions about whether or not the Metal Family could get along were seemingly answered in the BASARA Offer Match. IRON PRIEST and the Trans-Am ★ Family worked together to beat the combined Cavalry & BASARA-gun side. FUMA got the pin and is now so confident that he wants to fight Kodaka for the Union MAX Title on 8th January. His reason for the date is because FUMA last won the MAX Title from Kodaka on 6th January, 2017. FUMA wants history to repeat itself.

The Ring Out rules were taken away for the Budokai final. Fuminori Abe and Hideki Suzuki got to wrestle each other in a normal match to see who was better. The Double Arm Suplex was the difference maker. Suzuki used the move to counter Abe’s Rabbit Punch to win the tournament. Suzuki thanked the fans for coming and told a story about first meeting Abe ten years ago. Abe was just an elementary school student who joined the UWF Snake Pit Gym in Koenji. The first thing Abe told Suzuki when he signed up was “Mr. Suzuki, I’m going to WWE!” Years went by until they met again and this time Suzuki found out Abe became a monk. Suzuki was really happy to wrestle with Abe today.

Kodaka approached Abe during the commemorative group photo at the end of the show. He thought Abe did pretty good today. Kodaka doesn’t know if Abe still wants to join WWE but he would like Abe to join BASARA instead. Kodaka offered him a BASARA T-shirt. Abe was happy to accept it. How could he say no? Kodaka told Abe they can get stronger together. Abe promised he will do his best to help make BASARA bigger.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “I TIGHTEN MY HELMET AND LEAVE FOR KORAKUEN” Results

December 10, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “I TIGHTEN MY HELMET AND LEAVE FOR KORAKUEN”, 10/12/2017
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279 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Rika Tatsumi defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Dragon Sleeper (8:49).
2. Nonoko & Yuna Manase defeated Yuu & Hyper Misao when Nonoko pinned Misao with the Boinmaker (15:29).
3. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki ended in a Time Limit Draw (15:00).
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Shoko Nakajima & Marika Kobashi when Christie pinned Kobashi with Christie Agape (14:06).
5. Reika Saiki & Maho Kurone defeated Miyu Yamashita & Nodoka-oneesan when Saiki pinned Nodoka with the Jackhammer (16:01).

This is the last stop before Tokyo Joshi Pro returns to Korakuen Hall on 4th January. Reika Saiki and Miyu Yamashita gave each other a taste of what’s to come in their double title main event. But today, Saiki got the upper hand with some help from Maho Kurone. Yamashita was taken out by Kurone’s Ouroboros. That gave Saiki the opportunity to beat Nodoka-oneesan with a Back Drop, the Shining Wizard and the Jackhammer. Saiki told Yamashita afterwards that it is fun to fight her and it will be fun to beat her in Korakuen. Yamashita didn’t respond. She also refused to shake Saiki’s hand before leaving the ring.

Azusa Takigawa has appeared for the first time since she was kidnapped by Saki-sama and Yukio Saint Laurent. She is now Sister Azusa Christie, Saki-sama’s nun. Azusa explained that Saki-sama changed everything that was weak about her and transformed her into Azusa Christie. According to the Book Of Genesis in The Bible, God created mankind in his own image. For Azusa, God is Saki-sama. The new Azusa was calm and collected during her tag team match against Shoko Nakajima & Marika Kobashi. Azusa & Saki-sama got rid of Nakajima with an Elevated Codebreaker. Azusa then gave Kobashi the Christie Agape (Skull Crushing Finale) to earn her first victory. After the match Nonoko and Yuna Manase entered the ring. Nonoko was stunned to see what Azusa had turned into. As she was trying to speak, Azusa raised her bible and threatened to hit Nonoko with it. Nonoko told her they do not hit people with books ever since they were told not to by Zexy Magazine. Azusa ignored her and knocked Nonoko out with the bible. Saki-sama then challenged the Super Milk Combination to a match at Korakuen Hall.

The Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki match ended in a time limit draw. Sakazaki targeted Mizuki’s foot and that saved Sakazaki from defeat during the final moments. Mizuki rolled her into the Cutie Special but could not hold on to the pin because of her damaged foot. She still risked it by hitting a Diving Foot Stomp afterwards but Sakazaki kicked out and the time expired. After the match Mizuki revealed who she will be teaming with when she faces the Miracle Apricots for the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles. It’s Mizuki’s best friend Riho! When Riho introduced herself, Sakazaki asked if this meant she was the newest member of the Ito Respect Army. Mizuki immediately said no and tried to change the subject. Syoko Nakajima said she is looking forward to fighting Riho because it is an opportunity to “conquer” Thailand (Gatoh Move’s home base) and from there, eventually the world!

Earlier in the week Nonoko announced her plans to graduate from Tokyo Joshi Pro. Today was her first match since her announcement and the other girls in the match protested the news. Hyper Misao and Yuu carried protest signs and asked Nonoko to reconsider. Nonoko loved the attention but grew annoyed at Misao’s constant chanting so she attacked her to start the match.

The Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) were told that they will all be involved in a tag team match against each other for their debuts on 4th January. Hikari, Hinano, Raku and Miu all said how enthusiastic they are to wrestle soon.


BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA WRESTLING ~ 2ND SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI” Results

September 28, 2016

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BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA WRESTLING ~ 2ND SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI”, 28/09/2016
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520 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Shiori Asahi defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino by Ring Out (7:12).
2. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Isami Kodaka defeated Brahman Kei (w/ Brahman Shu) with a School Boy (3:54).
3. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Kengo Mashimo defeated FUMA with the Mudo (8:30).
4. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Yasu Urano Vs Daisuke Sekimoto ended in a Draw by Double Ring Out (7:02).
4a. Rematch: Daisuke Sekimoto defeated Yasu Urano with a Scorpion Deathlock (0:48).
5. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Riho defeated Shiori Asahi by Ring Out (4:52).
6. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Isami Kodaka defeated Manami Toyota by Ring Out (5:09).
-. Reserve Match: FUMA defeated Yasu Urano by Ring Out (4:21).
7. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: FUMA defeated Riho by Ring Out (7:01).
8. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka defeated Daisuke Sekimoto by Ring Out (10:30).
9. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT defeated Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto when SAGAT pinned Nakatsu with the Goregrind (11:41).
10. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Final: Isami Kodaka defeated FUMA with the Isamuashi Zan (12:34).

The second Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament featured a brand new BASARA ring canvas. Round 1 began with no ropes attached so ring outs could happen easily. Tatsuhiko Yoshino found this out the hard way when he tried to pin Shiori Asahi with a Jackknife but a kickout was strong enough to push him out of the ring. Both of them really wanted to win the match so they could fight Riho in Round 2. Yoshino was upset at the loss but Asahi whispered something into his ear that made him cheer up.

The Brahman Brothers didn’t care about the new ring canvas so they poured water all over it during their entrance. Isami Kodaka came out dressed as Goku from Dragon Ball, monkey tail included. Kodaka was only meant to fight Brahman Kei but Brahman Shu got involved whenever he could. The numbers game actually turned out to give Kodaka the advantage as the two Brahmans kept hitting each other with their foreign objects by accident. Kodaka was then able to roll up Kei to win. Things went bad after the match when the Brahmans attacked Kodaka and dripped green goo into his mouth. Kodaka went motionless and was carried to the back by the Brahmans.

FUMA ditched his usual heavy metal face mask and instead wore Turisas inspired war paint for the tournament. Kengo Mashimo wasn’t in the mood for FUMA’s antics and got him to fight seriously. Mashimo ended up catching FUMA’s arm and switched from a Cross Armbreaker to the Mudo to force FUMA to submit. Unfortunately Mashimo picked up an injury during the match and was unable to continue in the tournament.

The final first round match pitted Yasu Urano against Daisuke Sekimoto. Urano pulled and pushed the referee around so he could use dirty moves on Sekimoto. It also prevented the ref from seeing Urano tap out at one point. A pinning cradle sent both wrestlers rolling out of the ring. The referee couldn’t tell who hit the ground first so the match had to be restarted. Urano again threw the ref into Sekimoto and rolled him into a pin but Sekimoto kicked out. He then put Urano in a Sharpshooter and made him submit. This time the ref saw it.

In Round 2 Shiori Asahi got what he wanted, a match against Riho. However Tatsuhiko Yoshino came out to the ring with him with a big smile on his face. Yoshino said he too was going to fight Riho! Both of them offered to shake Riho’s hand but she refused. Asahi tried to throw Riho out of the ring but she kept fighting to stay in. She even grabbed Asahi’s hair and pulled some of it off his head, making him angry. Riho bit Asahi’s hand in defence and Dropkicked him out of the ring and onto Yoshino to advance to the semi finals.

The legendary joshi Manami Toyota was Kodaka’s 2nd round opponent. However Kodaka was under the Brahman Brothers’s spell and joined in with their water throwing antics around ringside. Toyota was angry at Kodaka’s actions and wasted no time attacking him. Kodaka didn’t know what was going on and yelled “I’m scared! I’m scared” until the Brahmans came to rescue him. Toyota fought them off and pulled Kodaka over by the tail so she could do the Ocean Cyclone Suplex. Kodaka avoided the move and threw a bucked of water at Toyota, making her slip out of the ring. When the match was over Kodaka began shivering and he threw up the green goo the Brahmans fed him earlier. Seeing him return to normal, the Brahmans ran off to come up with another plan to invade BASARA.

Due to Mashimo’s injury removing him from the tournament, FUMA and Urano were given a second chance by competing in a reserve match. In an upset, FUMA defeated the winner of the first tournament after trying to turn him into a metalhead. When that didn’t work he knocked him out of the ring.

FUMA left the ring but had to come back out for his semi final bout against Riho. The ropes were attached to the ring but the ring out rule was still active. When Riho wouldn’t copy his Metal hand sign he called her a bad kid and tried to force her to make the sign. Riho went for a high risk move but FUMA easily caught her and dropped her out of the ring to win.

Now that Kodaka was back to normal he could now focus clearly on Sekimoto. After a big back and forth battle both of them wound up fighting on the apron. Kodaka succeeded in knocking Sekimoto to the floor with the Zeyyari, clearing his road to the final.

A non-tournament match gave the finalists time to breathe. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT put their little squabbles aside to take on Cavalry. SAGAT finally broke his current funk by hitting the Goregrind on Ryota Nakatsu. The victory gives SAGAT, Hiroshi and Tsukamoto some momentum going into the IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT.

So the final was set. Isami Kodaka made it to the final two in the first tournament but couldn’t win it. FUMA was eliminated in the first round but he was given a second chance. With the ring out rule discarded it was now a regular wrestling match to determine who was better. Kodaka summoned his inner strength and threw a Kamehameha on route to a triumphant tournament victory! Kodaka mentioned the tough competition that fought today from Mashimo to Sekimoto. He thinks he will get his chance to fight Mashimo again someday. He shook hands with the wrestlers who stayed behind and even gave FUMA the heavy metal hand sign.