BASARA “VAJRA 64 ~CHERRY BLOSSOMS~” Results

April 13, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 64 ~CHERRY BLOSSOMS~”, 07/04/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
120 Fans

1. BASARA’s 12.12.12: Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Akiyori Takizawa with a High Angle Backslide (6:37).
2. BASARA’s 12.12.12: FUMA defeated Takato Nakano with the JAWBREAKER (8:09).
3. BASARA’s 12.12.12: Yasu Urano defeated Yusuke Kubo with the Tombstone Piledriver (11:31).
4. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon defeated Hercules Senga & Gouma Ryu when V3 pinned Ryu after the Double Stretch Kick (7:06).
5. BASARA’s 12.12.12: Isami Kodaka Vs Manabu Hara ended in a Time Limit Draw (12:00).
6. BASARA’s 12.12.12: Tank Nagai defeated Ryuichi Sekine with the Diving Senton (10:20).
7. BASARA’s 12.12.12: SAGAT defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Goregrind (10:42).

Every singles match on this show had a 12 minute time limit. SAGAT scored a big victory in the main event over Ryota Nakatsu. He avoided the V Slider and dropped Nakatsu with a Death Valley Bomb. With over a minute left to go, SAGAT hit the Goregrind and got the three count. When his celebration was done, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi entered the ring with a brand new look. This was his first appearance in BASARA since his travels to India so he could learn yoga. He reintroduced himself to the crowd and said that everyone in the Metal Family have been in suffering and they should learn yoga to free themselves. FUMA thought Hiroshi went to Indonesia and said they have a good heavy metal scene over there. Hiroshi began singing a hymn that put FUMA, SAGAT and Yusuke Kubo into a trance. He then told everyone he will return at Korakuen Hall on 3rd May.

Isami Kodaka Vs Manabu Hara was the only match using the 12.12.12 rules to end in a time limit draw. Hara said that is was difficult for him to find his rhythm because of the time limit. He usually finds it after 10 minutes but in this case having only two minutes remaining to go out and win threw him off.

Hercules Senga & Gouma Ryu fell apart as a team when they collided by accident. The Best Stretchman team then hit Ryu with a Double Stretch Kick to win. Senga refused to have another rematch with them. Instead he wants to take them to court with the ultimate goal of banishing them from BASARA! Ryu promised to defend the Stretchmen in the Pro Wrestling Trial.

Tomoya Kawamura made an appearance at the beginning of the show to talk about the end of his contract with BASARA. He explained what led to his decision to leave and admits he feels selfish over it. However he still intends to wrestle in the future and hopes that his path will bring him back to BASARA some day.

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BASARA “VAJRA 60 ~FEAST~” Results

February 19, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 60 ~FEAST~”, 19/02/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
208 Fans

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe when Sekine submitted Abe with the Let’s Combine (12:11).
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: FUMA & SAGAT defeated Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi when SAGAT pinned Stretchman with the Goregrind (8:18).
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu defeated Hercules Senga and Isami Kodaka when Ryu pinned Senga with La Magistral Cradle (8:47).
4. Yasu Urano & Daiki Shimomura defeated Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa when Urano pinned Nakano with the Modern Times (10:54).
5. Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka & Yusuke Kubo when Kodaka pinned Kubo after the Axis Fall (14:37).
6. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Final: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated FUMA & SAGAT when Nakatsu submitted SAGAT with the Crescent Moon (19:16).

Cavalry have won the 2018 IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT! A busy day for Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu began with them beating Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe at the start of the show. Sekine put Abe in the Let’s Combine and Nakatsu kept Hara away from them with a German Suplex for the finish. The other semi final saw FUMA & SAGAT eliminate Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi. Stretchman did well to knock FUMA out of the ring but he was met with an Axe Bomber and the Goregrind from SAGAT.

In the final Nakatsu trapped SAGAT in the Crescent Moon crab hold to earn the victory and win Cavalry the tournament. Sekine cried out that Cavalry were finally getting the results they wanted but there is more for them to do. Next up in their plan is the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match on the 25th February DDT show. Sekine & Nakatsu fought against Abe in the semi final and it made them bond stronger as a trio because they all communicate through fighting.

The Electric Chair Superplex that Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto have been using together is now called the Axis Fall. It won them their match today but Kodaka still came dangerously close to landing badly onto his own head from the move.

In the lead up to this month’s Pro Wrestling Trial there was no mention of who was the accused was going to be. When it begun Hercules Senga was surprised to find out that it was him! Gouma Ryu accused Senga of exploiting other wrestlers by becoming a lawyer without having the proper skill level needed to do the job. Senga denied the accusation and called the whole thing a farce. An objection came from Isami Kodaka who was dressed as a lawyer for the occasion. He suggested to Ryu and Senga that they should reach a settlement but Ryu attacked him from behind. Ryu wanted to fight Senga so they wrestled until Ryu pinned Senga with La Magistral Cradle. Senga said afterwards there is one place higher than BASARA and it is DDT! Senga demanded a meeting with Sanshiro Takagi and he wants it to happen at BASARA’s show in Seijo next month.


BASARA “VAJRA 58 ~FOX PRINCE~” Results

January 21, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 58 ~FOX PRINCE~”, 21/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
133 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Tsutomu Oosugi defeated SAGAT with a Sunset Flip (8:09).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Guts Ishijima defeated Gouma Ryu and Hercules Senga when Ishijima pinned both Ryu and Senga with a Double Lariat (6:19).
3. Isami Kodaka defeated Takato Nakano with the Diving Double Knee Drop (10:32).
4. FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Daichi Kazato when FUMA pinned Kazato with the Heavy Metal Anthem (14:56).
5. Ryuichi Sekine Debut 10th Anniversary Memorial Match – 60 Minute Iron Man Match: Ryuichi Sekine (3) defeated Ryota Nakatsu (2) (60:00).
5a. Ryota Nakatsu (1) defeated Ryuichi Sekine (0) with the Cross Armbreaker (19:07).
5b. Ryuichi Sekine (1) defeated Ryota Nakatsu (1) with the Let’s Combine (23:18).
5c. Ryota Nakatsu (2) defeated Ryuichi Sekine (1) by Countout (29:40).
5d. Ryuichi Sekine (2) defeated Ryota Nakatsu (2) with the Let’s Combine (37:08).
5e. Ryuichi Sekine (3) defeated Ryota Nakatsu (2) with the Let’s Combine (40:00).

To celebrate 10 years in pro wrestling Ryuichi Sekine took on his Cavalry buddy Ryota Nakatsu in a 60 minute Ironman match. Sekine came out on top thanks to the Let’s Combine crab hold. The submission hold was used to make Nakatsu submit three times throughout the match. Nakatsu was only able to beat Sekine twice, once by countout after beating him up too much outside the ring. Both wrestlers were exhausted by the end and collapsed when the time expired. Sekine told Nakatsu he had nothing left after that. Nakatsu asked Sekine if he was still alive then congratulated him on his anniversary. Sekine pointed out that it wasn’t just his 10th anniversary. Today is also the 2nd anniversary of BASARA’s debut show! It irks him that BASARA is seen as Isami Kodaka’s promotion. Sekine just main evented the 2nd anniversary show in an hour long match. It should be him standing at the head of BASARA!

Since Takumi Tsukamoto is teaming with Yasu Urano for this year’s IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT, Isami Kodaka had to find another partner in order to enter the competition. After beating Takato Nakano, Kodaka decided that Nakano is just the guy he is looking for. But before he could confirm it, Yoshihisa Uto from Big Japan entered the ring. Uto teamed with Kodaka at the New Year’s Eve tag tournament, an experience Kodaka would like to forget. Kodaka & Uto will be entering the tournament. Nakano felt left out and asked what would happen to him. Kodaka told him that he will be teaming with Akiyori Takizawa in the tournament.

Last November Guts Ishijima went to pro wrestling court accused of breaking the Labour Standards Act. Today he was back in court accused of perjury in regards to comments he made from the previous case. Ishijima previously said that he was doing what he could to keep GUTS World alive. Hercules Senga claims this is false and Ishijima had talked to him about folding the company months before it happened. Senga also accused a bunch of GUTS World wrestlers of assaulting him and others when they all got drunk one time. Ishijima denied having memory of either situation and demanded proof. SAGAT was called in and he said he suffered a head injury during the brawl. Gouma Ryu objected and said SAGAT got that injury from a wrestling match he took part in that same day. Takumi Tsukamoto came out claiming the same injury. Senga then accused Ishijima of kissing women when he was drunk but Ishijima denied taking part in any kind of masochistic behaviour. Ryu openly regretted representing the same client twice and started a fight with Senga to progress the segment. Ishijima gave both of them a Double Lariat and pinned them. He was declared innocent as a result. Again.


BASARA “VAJRA 56 ~OSAKA WINTER TEAM AND PEOPLE~” Results

January 8, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 56 ~OSAKA WINTER TEAM AND PEOPLE~”, 08/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall
204 Fans

1. Akiyori Takizara & Yuki Aoki defeated Daichi Kazato & Takato Nakano when Takizara pinned Nakano with the Sleng Teng (10:54).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Kuishinbo Kamen defeated Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama when Kamen submitted Ryu with a Turnover Figure 4 Leg Lock (8:17).
3. Manabu Hara defeated SAGAT by Knockout with a Right High Kick (12:39).
4. Metal Family Vs Cavalry!: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Yusuke Kubo & HUB defeated Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe when HUB pinned Abe with the Arumaka Shuryo (12:17).
5. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano defeated Naoki Tanizaki & Shoichi Uchida when Urano pinned Uchida with a Crucifix Pin (16:33).
6. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) defeated FUMA with the Isamuashi Zan (19:18).
*V3 for Isami Kodaka.

Isami Kodaka prevented FUMA from repeating history when he successfully defended the Union MAX Title against him. This time last year FUMA won the title from Kodaka and he was eager to do it again to kick off 2018. But this time Kodaka was tough enough to kick out of the Avalanche Heavy Metal Hammer and put FUMA away with the Isamuashi Zan. FUMA protested at Yuya Okada for only counting to two for his pins but then accepted the result. He apologised to the rest of the Metal Family for letting them down. Kodaka was so beaten up that he cut his promo lying on the canvas. He said today was a big deal because BASARA held its first show two years ago this month. Since then Kodaka has met many strange new wrestlers. There’s Daichi Kazato (“The most useless guy”), Takato Nakano (“a relatively good wrestler”), Ryuichi Sekine (“originally a good wrestler”), Ryota Nakatsu (“you and I will definitely become rivals”), Fuminori Abe (“already a rival”) and the ring announcer Rikiya Shindo (“What’s up with your glasses?!?”). Kodaka closed out the show by thanking everyone for supporting BASARA at the end of a very busy Osaka tour for the entire DDT family.

Memories of the BASARA Vs Dove Pro feud last year were still on the minds of Takumi Tsukamoto and Naoki Tanizaki. They did not want to participate in the pre-match handshake until Yasu Urano forced both of them to join in. The match went on without incident. Urano countered Shoichi Uchida’s Death Valley Bomb into a Crucifix Pin to win the match for himself & Tsukamoto.

SAGAT refused to shake Manabu Hara’s hand before their match. Maybe that played a part in Hara knocking him out with a High Kick twelve minutes later.

Kuishinbo Kamen was accused of putting together a scam back in April. Kamen allegedly exploited customers by charging tickets to a wrestling show that took place on a mat instead of a wrestling ring. Yukinori Matsui admitted the event did take place because he was near the scene of the crime that day for a DDT show. Both Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama became upset because it looked like Kamen was guilty. Ryu worked up his defence for Kamen, explaining that pro wrestling is pro wrestling no matter if it takes place in the ring or on a gym mat. Takumi Tsukamoto was brought out as a witness. He said that it was not a pro wrestling show. Fuminori Abe was brought out next but his disagreed. To him it was a wrestling show. The scene got so heated that a fight broke out between Ryu, Maruyama and Kamen. Ryu put Kamen in a Figure 4 Leglock but Kamen rolled him over and made him tap out. Kamen was declared not guilty. Backstage afterwards Ryu and Maruyama burst into tears and consoled each other because today may have been the last Pro Wrestling Trial for now. Maruyama recently signed with All Japan and his priorities will now be with that company. The two told each other it’s not the end, only a break. They can always see each other when they need to relax.


2017 Ends, 2018 Begins!

December 27, 2017

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

1. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Naoki Tanizaki Vs Isami Kodaka
2. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Yuko Miyamoto Vs Colt Cabana
3. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Akito Vs Fuminori Abe
4. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Yasu Urano Vs Riho
5. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Ayako Hamada Vs Winner Of Match #1
6. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Hideki Suzuki Vs Winner Of Match #2
7. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Winner Of Match #3 Vs Winner Of Match #5
8. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Winner Of Match #4 Vs Winner Of Match #6
9. BASARA Offer Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuchi, SAGAT, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu, Daichi Kazato & Takato Nakano
10. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Final: X Vs X

Only a few days remain for 2017 but the Japanese wrestling scene still has a lot to offer, even during the final countdown.

BASARA runs Korakuen Hall for the latest Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament, a concept Isami Kodaka must have came up with after binging on Dragon Ball.

There will be no ring ropes attached for all the matches in Rounds 1 & 2. Pins, submissions and ring outs are the valid ways to win. The ropes come back on for the semi finals and final. The Ring Out rule is still active for that. The final will be a normal match but with no countouts.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING VOL. 2”, 30/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Dick Togo & X Vs Colt Cabana & Antonio Honda
2. Costume Change Battle Royal: HARASHIMA Vs Soma Takao Vs Saki Akai Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Ryuichi Sekine Vs Man Man Kai Kind Vs Ken Ohka
3. Special Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Masashi Takeda Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Masato Tanaka
4. Runaway Gigantic Combination V Baka Brothers! Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Paulies
6. DDT Extreme Title ~Something Other Than Current Blast Rules~: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Yuko Miyamoto

DAMNATION made Nobuhiro Shimatani reveal the full card backstage at last week’s Ganbare☆Wrestling show. He couldn’t believe half the matches that were on the list.

Daisuke Sasaki wanted to defend the DDT Extreme Title in some sort of Explosion Death Match. He wants this because the challenger Yuko Miyamoto is the current (pun not intended) Blast King Champion. The demand was declined by Danshoku Dino because the use of fire and explosions in wrestling matches are banned in Korakuen Hall. Sasaki threatened to cancel the entire show over this but he and Dino agreed to come up with another stipulation.

An entire team of Mad Paulies will challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

A DAMNATION Festival event will be held before the show starts. The injured DNA wrestler Suguru Miyatake is only announced guest for the event so far.

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2017”, 31/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Ryota Hama & Soma Takao
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Kazuki Hashimoto & Akito Vs Kota Sekifuda & Ryota Nakatsu
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1C: Antonio Honda & Takuya Nomura Vs Brahman Shu or Brahman Kei & Daisuke Sasaki
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Danshoku Dino & Daichi Hashimoto Vs Keisuke Ishii & Takayuki Ueki
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1E: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Aoki
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1F: Masahiro Takanashi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino Vs Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1G: Minoru Fujita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Abdullah Kobayashi & Colt Cabana
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1H: Great Kojika & Tetsuya Koda Vs Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1E Vs Winners Of Match 1F
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1G Vs Winners Of Match 1H
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
15. TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Match: TAKA Michinoku, Dick Togo, Ryuji Ito & Sanshiro Takagi Vs Kotaro Yoshino, Dinosaur Takuma, Kazumi Kikuta & MAO
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X

DDT and Big Japan celebrate the new year with the final matches of 2017 and first matches of 2018. The first two rounds have 10 minute time limits and the semi-finals have 15 minute time limits. Matches that ended in a time limit draw go into sudden death overtime where a 1 count pin is all that is needed to win the match. The final has no time limit.

DDT “NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL! 2018”, 03/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka Vs Mizuki Watase & Daiki Shimomura
1. Akito Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Colt Cabana & Antonio Honda
3. New Year’s Beginning Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mad Paulie Vs Hoshitango Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Joey Ryan
4. Infomercial Match – “LADY NINJA: A Blue Shadow” Movie: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Veda Scott (Special Guset: Mai Hakase)
5. NωA, If You Lose Immediately Withdraw Your Dissolution Special: Danshoku Dino, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. Road To D-King GP Special Special Single Match: Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Road To D-King GP Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Mike Bailey & Shuji Ishikawa Vs HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi & Jiro Kuroshio

The last previews for the D-King Grand Prix tournament take place here.

Danshoku Dino is refusing to let NωA split up and leave their idol careers behind. This time he is bringing in the Brahman Brothers to help him do his dirty work. NωA needs to beat them so they can earn Dino’s permission to break up.

Yukio Sakaguchi and Saki Akai have cameos in the new Lady Ninja movie so DDT is promoting the film in their latest Infomercial Match. The star of the movie Mai Hakase will be at ringside for the match.

As part of the new year celebrations, a calligrapher named Nachu will paint different messages on the backs of the wrestlers entering the New Year’s Rumble. What the wrestlers don’t know is the messages will be instructions of what they cannot do during the match. If they get caught doing whatever they are not supposed to do they will be eliminated.

Shigehiro Irie is not on the show because he is leaving for another overseas excursion that day. There is no set time for how long he will be gone for.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’18”, 04/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) Debut Fight Tag Match: Raku & Hikari Vs Hinano & Miu
2. Yuu, Nodoka-oneesan & Marika Kobashi Vs Rika Tatsumi, Hyper Misao & Yuki Kamifuku
3. Maho Kurone Vs Veda Scott
4. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Super Milk Combination!: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase (w/ Haruka Nishimoto)
5. Special Single Match: Maki Ito Vs Danshoku Dino
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Mizuki & Riho
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita (c)

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title is no longer held by Miyu Yamashita so the main event’s focus is back on the TOKYO Princess Title.

Musician Hidekazu Tanaka will be the special guest ring announcer for the show. Basically his works appear on a whole bunch of idol video games and anime shows.

BASARA “VAJRA 55 ~FEAST~”, 06/01/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takato Nakano Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Ryota Nakatsu & Daichi Kazato Vs Manabu Hara & Daiki Shimomura
4. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Fuminori Abe
5. New Year Elimination 8-Man Tag Match: Isami Kodaka, Tank Nagai, Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT

One of the longest running storielines happening in BASARA this year is the relationship between the Speed Of Sounds tag team. When Hercules Senga went out of action with an injury, his partner Tsutomu Oosugi decided to team up with Best Stretchman V3. When Senga came back he thought Oosugi was being forced to team with Stretchman against his will and did whatever he could to beat the team and split them up. It’s now gotten so awkward that the wrestling lawyer Gouma Ryu is getting involved and the situation has to go to court!

BASARA “VAJRA 56 ~OSAKA WINTER TEAM AND PEOPLE~”, 08/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Kuishinbo Kamen

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Yasu Urano, HUB, Naoki Tanizaki, Manabu Hara and Fuminori Abe will all be on the show.

BASARA “VAJRA 57 ~OSHU KAIMICHI~”, 14/01/2018
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

1. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
2. Special Single Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Yasu Urano

Masamune, Tsutomu Oosugi, Hercules Senga and Fuminori Abe will all be on the show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TRY ME 2018”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Shuhei Washida Debut Match: Shuhei Washida Vs X
2. America Vs India! Ganpuro Special International In Ōji: Shota Vs Brian Aki
3. New Spring Special Mixed Tag Match ~ Ganpuro Vs Last Jedi: Ken Ohka & HARUKAZE Vs Chikara & Kaori Kobayashi

Brian Aki returns to Ganpuro after impressing everyone with his match back in November. This time he isn’t auditioning for Ganbare The Great so he should be free to be more like himself.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 25/03/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

The latest cast of guests appearing on the show are Naomichi Marufuji, Daisuke Sekimoto, Jiro Kuroshio, Shuji Ishikawa, Mike Bailey, Joey Ryan, Colt Cabana and LiLiCo.


BASARA “VAJRA 53 ~LIFE LOVE LIFE~” Results

November 26, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 53 ~LIFE LOVE LIFE~”, 26/11/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall
219 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Akiyori Takizawa defeated Takato Nakano with the Sleng Teng (8:04).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Guts Ishijima defeated Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama when Ishijima pinned Maruyama with the Facebuster (10:10).
3. Trans-Am ★ Family Vs IRON PRIEST: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo defeated Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT when FUMA pinned SAGAT with the Jawbreaker (14:53).
4. Special Single Match: Minoru Tanaka defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the B“D”F (12:15).
5. Kazuhiro Tamura, Daisuke Kanehira & Fuminori Abe defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano when Abe submitted Kazato with the Direct Manjigatame (16:42).
6. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) defeated Ryuichi Sekine with the Isamuashi Ki (18:56).
*V1 for Isami Kodaka.

Ryuichi Sekine prepared himself for a today to be special. He was in proper wrestling gear, had his hair freshly dyed blonde and had his sights set on winning the Union MAX Title. Sadly for him Isami Kodaka had other ideas. The one move Sekine had that could definitely beat Kodaka was the Let’s Combine Crab Hold but Kodaka was able to either reach the ropes or avoid the move entirely. Sekine tried to combat Kodaka’s Isamuashi kicks with his own Middle Kicks but the champion would not be beaten. Both wrestlers were spent after the match but agreed that they had a fun match together. Kodaka announced his next title defence will take place in March next year. He was then interrupted by a voice asking “Can I be a bit greedy?” The voice was Fuminori Abe and he entered the ring. He said during his time here in BASARA he had wanted to test himself and find out how pure a wrestler he can be. He now wants a singles match with Kodaka to discover how far he has progressed although he was hesitant to ask until now. Kodaka asked Abe if he is certain he could beat him. Abe said he is. Kodaka accepted Abe’s challenge and decided he will put the MAX Title on the line against him on 14th December. Abe then pulled out an envelope. It was an invitation letter for the upcoming Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament. He confessed that he stole it from Kodaka’s luggage while Kodaka went out for a smoke earlier. Abe wanted three things: a singles match with Kodaka, a Union MAX Title match and a place in the Budokai tournament. Kodaka promised to fulfill all three requests for Abe.

The 6-Man Tag was a battle between BASARA and HEAT-UP. It broke down to where Daichi Kazato and Kazuhiro Tamura were the ones left in the ring. Kazato had Tamura beaten with the Sister Abigail when Fuminori Abe broke up the pin and trapped Kazato in an Octopus Hold. Kazato submitted, making the HEAT-UP team the winners. Both Takumi Tsukamoto and Kazato were frustrated by the loss and both said the HEAT-UP wrestlers have no guts. Tsukamoto is also annoyed that HEAT-UP might be selling more posters than BASARA at shows.

Early on in the Ryota Nakatsu Vs Minoru Tanaka match, Tanaka threatened to break Nakatsu’s hobby horse. Other than that the two had a serious match. Tanaka escaped from Nakatsu’s Cross Armbreaker and countered with a Jumping High Kick. Nakatsu still showed life after taking a Tiger Suplex and some Buzzsaw Kicks but was down and out after Tanaka gave him the B“D”F Diving Foot Stomp.

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi seems to be turning over a new leaf since he lost the Union MAX Title. He hugged the referee Yuya Okada at the start of his match because it was so long since he last saw him. He also wished FUMA a “Merry Christmas” after Body Slamming him. Even though he and SAGAT lost the match to IRON PRIEST, he was still happy to see FUMA & Yusuke Kubo again too. He said the Trans-Am ★ Family and IRON PRIEST have been fighting each other all year so it was time for them to let bygones be bygones and shake hands. SAGAT pulled his hand back and shouted “Woooooo!” thinking Ryuichi would do the same but he was on his own. Ryuichi punched SAGAT for misbehaving and they then did the Heavy Metal hand signs with IRON PRIEST.

The reputation of Guts Ishijima and his Guts World promotion were put up to questioning by Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama and their court of law. Maruyama accused Ishijima of defying the Labour Standards Act by forcing his workers to have a pro wrestling mentality. Maruyama’s evidence was Daisuke retiring and Toshihiko Yoshino leaving the promotion. Ryu’s defence of Guts World was “It’s a nice group.” He asked Takumi Tsukamoto what he thought of the company because he wrestled there before. Tsukamoto said he wanted to quit. Yasu Urano gave a similar answer when he was asked the question. Ishijima described his post-show antics as “Showa Style” and it involved eating and drinking until they threw up. Fuminori Abe was asked about those drinking parties and he said he couldn’t remember much outside of losing his wallet. Ishijima invited both Ryu and Maruyama to wrestle at a Guts World show. They all shook hands until Ryu and Maruyama attacked Ishijima. He fought them off with a Double Lariat and then pinned Maruyama with the Facebuster. Judge Kyohei Wada declared Ishijima was innocent.

Akiyori Takizawa came here from ASUKA PROJECT for a rematch against Takato Nakano. Their previous match took place earler this month and just like then, Takizawa won the match. This time Takizawa used a Reverse Double Chickenwing submission called the Sleng Teng to make Nakano give up.

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Gouma Ryu read through the line up of wrestlers entering the 3rd Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament being held in Korakuen Hall on 28th December. The entries so far include Yasu Urano, Isami Kodaka. Naoki Tanizaki, Yuko Miyamoto, Riho and Hideki Suzuki. Fuminori Abe would take a spot later in the show as already mentioned above.


BASARA “VAJRA 48 ~ISAMI KODAKA 15TH ANNIVERSARY~” Results

October 1, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 48 ~ISAMI KODAKA 15TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 01/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
818 Fans

1. Masamune & Fuminori Abe defeated Shiori Asahi & Takato Nakano when Abe submitted Nakano with a Munenori Sawa Style Manjigatame (7:36).
2. Mineo Fujita & Kazuhiro Tamura defeated Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu when Fujita pinned Ryu with a Swanton Bomb (13:40).
3. SAGAT Into Heaven!: Daisuke Sekimoto defeated SAGAT with the Deadlift German Suplex (13:40).
4. B FAULTLESS JUNKY’S Vs DOVE Pro Hardcore Steel Battle: Takumi Tsukamoto, Masashi Takeda & Jaki Numazawa defeated Gunso, Kabuki Kida & Naoki Tanizaki when Tsukamoto pinned Gunso with the Zudon onto a Steel Box (12:58).
5. Special Single Match: Yuko Miyamoto defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Moonsault (13:49).
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ryuichi Sekine, Yuji Hino & Yasu Urano defeated FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & HUB whn Sekine submitted FUMA with the Let’s Combine (14:28).
7. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka defeated Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) with the Isamuashi Zan (16:35).
*Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi fails in V4. Isami Kodaka becomes the 9th Union MAX Champion!

15 years isn’t slowing down Isami Kodaka one bit. He regained the Union MAX Championship on his very own 15th Anniversary show! Kodaka’s cry from the main event’s video package was “Enjoy Wrestling!” while the defending champion Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi shouted back with “Freedom!” The video also featured comments from Ryuichi Kawakami who has been constantly compared to Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi for some reason. In a reverse of roles, it was Ryuichi who offered a handshake at the start only for Kodaka to kick his hand away. Kodaka later asked for a handshake but Ryuichi turned him down and shouted “Wooooo!” Kodaka kicked out of the Perfect Plex and fought his way out of the Perfect Five. An Exploder Suplex took Ryuichi out of his game and a bunch of Buzzsaw Kicks and Isamuashi Zan kicks won the match for Kodaka. The new champion said Ryuichi fought like a cyborg. He then asked him to send his thanks to Kawakami. Kodaka thinks Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi and Ryuichi Kawakami should combine to form the Perfect Soldier. Ryuichi’s response in broken English was “Thank you so much!” Kodaka then talked about his own career. It can go another 15, 20, 25 and even 30 years. Kodaka wants to be like The Great Kojika who is still wrestling at 75 years old. However, Kodaka is also dedicated to BASARA. If BASARA ever goes away then that means retirement for Kodaka! He will never let that happen.

HUB got into the IRON PRIEST spirit by rocking out on air guitar with FUMA and Yusuke Kubo for their entrance. FUMA even used HUB’s stinger as a guitar while they were beating on Yasu Urano. Kubo & HUB wiped out Urano & Yuji Hino with dives but the party ended when Ryuichi Sekine countered FUMA’s Reverse Power Slam and rolled it into the Let’s Combine submission. When FUMA tapped out, Urano rushed over to hug Sekine. In the backstage interview, Sekine pointed out that he never touched HUB at all during the match because he hates snakes. He also heard all of his large sized shirts and higher sold out at the merch table. None of the smaller shirts sold which annoyed him because it meant no women were buying them, only men.

In the battle of current gen yankee versus new gen yankee, Yuko Miyamoto defeated Ryota Nakatsu. Miyamoto was put in danger many times by Nakatsu’s submissions, most notably when the Fire Thunder was countered into a Cross Armbreaker. Miyamoto eventually hit the move but Nakatsu fought through the pain to get back up to his feet. However, Nakatsu was knocked down again with a Lariat and put away with the Moonsault. Miyamoto was surprised to discover that BASARA had a wrestler so focused to target his right arm like Nakatsu did. He thinks it is possible for Nakatsu to grow into a great wrestler.

If it was made out of steel, it was allowed to be used in the Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match. Takumi Tsukamoto gathered around some of his friends from Big Japan to battle the Dove Pro team and their heavy bass music that played throughout the match. A steel box was smashed over everyone’s heads a lot. Gunso grabbed a shard of metal and dug it into Tsukamoto’s forehead to make him bleed. Kabuki Kid then created a pile of chairs for Tsukamoto to be slammed onto. However Tsukamoto got some revenge on Kid with a Fisherman Buster. Jaki Numazawa fended off the Dove wrestlers by throwing chairs at them. Masashi Takeda also used the steel box to keep the Dove wrestlers away while Tsukamoto and Gunso fought to the end inside the ring. Tsukamoto Suplexed Gunso from a ladder onto a pile of metal objects below. He then hit the Zudon for the three count, making B FAULTLESS JUNKY’S the winners. Even though a winner was declared, both sides hinted that the conflict between them isn’t over yet. Tsukamoto wasn’t satisfied with the victory.

SAGAT had the impossible task of facing Daisuke Sekimoto one on one. Even with the hard work and crowd behind him, SAGAT fell to the Deadlift German Suplex. Sekimoto gently bowed to SAGAT after the match and left the ring. SAGAT was offered help by Takato Nakano to be taken out of the ring but SAGAT refused and left under his own power. SAGAT said it was impossible for him to beat Sekimoto this year. It will be impossible for him to beat Sekimoto next year. But some year, SAGAT will beat him! Doesn’t matter if it is so long in the future that Sekimoto will be a grandfather when it happens. It will happen!

The recent sale of DDT and all of its franchises has left Gouma Ryu feeling worried. The entire company is a legitimate business now and there is so much that has to change as a result. Ryu can no longer tolerate sneak attacks because it is illegal. He also wants wrestlers to be careful with their kicks because they can cause injuries. Mineo Fujita cut him off with a sneak attack Dropkick to start their tag match. Ryu tried to strike Fujita with his lawbook but Fujita stopped him with a Shining Wizard. Fujita picked up the lawbook but was told by the referee to get rid of it. Fujita dropped the book onto Ryu’s stomach by accident then pinned him with the Swanton Bomb.

Fuminori Abe channeled the abilities of Munenori Sawa to trap Takato Nakano in an Octopus Hold the same way Sawa did. Masamune kept Shiori Asahi at bay to stop the move from being broken.