2 Laps Left In Grand Prix, Bad Communication 2018, Masato Kamino Returns, TJPW Christmas Matches

December 11, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN YOKOHAMA”, 14/12/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito & Yuki Iino Vs KUDO & Antonio Honda
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Makoto Oishi
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA (4) Vs Puma King (4)
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: MAO (4) Vs Go Shiozaki (6)
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita (c) (4) Vs Soma Takao (2)
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Masahiro Takanashi (2) Vs Shinya Aoki (6)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Mike Bailey (4) Vs Sammy Guevara (6)

Two shows left for the group stage of the D-Ou Grand Prix. In Yokohama, Go Shiozaki can lead the A Block if he beats MAO. HARASHIMA needs to beat Puma King to stay in the running. Konosuke Takeshita is in a similar situation but every Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match during the tournament has resulted in a new champion every time. Both Shinya Aoki and Sammy Guevara can break away from Tetsuya Endo if they win their matches.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN NAGOYA”, 15/12/2018
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center

1. Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno Vs Puma King & Mizuki Watase
2. Nagoya Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ultimo Dragon, Toru Owashi & Keisuke Okuda Vs Makoto Oishi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki (4) Vs Kazusada Higuchi (6)
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA (4) Vs Go Shiozaki (6)
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Akito (4) Vs MAO (4)
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita (c) (4) Vs Sammy Guevara (6)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo (6) Vs Shinya Aoki (6)
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Soma Takao (2) Vs Sammy Guevara (6)

It’s a bit difficult to go through the different paths before the Yokohama show takes place. To make a long story short A Block is right now down to Kazusada Higuchi, Shiozaki, HARASHIMA and MAO. In B Block the race is between Endo, Aoki, Guevara with Takeshita chasing them.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2018”, 16/12/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yukihiro Abe & Shuhei Washida Return To Battle: Hiroshi Yamato, Yukihiro Abe & Shuhei Washida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Takeshi Okada
2. Bloom In The Sacred Place! GanJo No Hana!: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Fairy Nihonbashi & Sumire Natsu
3. Special Tag Match: Naoshi Sano & Carbell Ito Vs Chikara & Mitomi Masayuki
4. Hitori Shiten No Puroresu, All Or Nothing Big Battle: Keisuke Ishii Vs Jun Akiyama
5. Fate Of POWER OF DREAM Showdown: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Jake Lee
6. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku In Korakuen Hall!! – Texas Tornado Singapore Cane Tag Match: Yumehito Imanari & Shota Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura
7. No Rope Barbed Wire Death Match: Ken Ohka Vs Minoru Fujita

During a press conference held inside the Ebisuko Tavern the team of Yumehito Imanari & Shota said they wanted to rise up with violence and aggression that they’ve lacked in their previous matches against Sento Minzoku. When they were about to announce the match stipulation, Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura stormed the room and attacked them. Shota fought them off with a bamboo sword and revealed the match will be a Texas Tornado Singapore Cane Tag Match! Sekine & Shimomura attacked again and this time got the better of their opponents. When they left the tavern Shota & Imanari swore they will get their revenge at Korakuen Hall!

BASARA “BASARA 84 ~FEAST~”, 18/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial – Legendary Prosecutor Revival!: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs X
2. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Jun Masaoka
3. Masato Kamino Return Battle: Masato Kamino Vs Fuminori Abe
4. Trans-Am ★ Trans-Am: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuji
5. Best Stretchman V3 & Yasu Urano Vs Best Stretchman Amazaon & Stretchman Man
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizara Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita

Former DNA rookie Masato Kamino returns after a year plus long absence from the ring thanks to injury. He signed a deal to join BASARA on 1st December.

It’s been a while since Gouma Ryu had a Pro Wrestling Trial, mainly because his rival prosecutor Hercules Senga was too busy being forced to switch into other gimmicks. But what’s this? The original prosecutor for these matches Atsushi Maruyama is back to take his place!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “WELL, MERRY CHRISTMAS! 2018”, 22/12/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Yuki Kamifuku & Hinano Vs Veda Scott & Raku
2. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Pom Harajuku & Haruna Neko
3. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Hikari Vs Miyu Yamashita
4. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuna Manase
5. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Reika Saiki Vs Nodoka Tenma
6. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Yuki Aino Vs YUMI
7. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Hyper Misao Vs Miu
8. Christmas Special 6 Big Single Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuka Sakazaki

A fan lottery took place at a HMV store in Shibuya a few days ago to select the six special Christmas matches. Each match has a 10 minute time limit.


BASARA “BASARA 83 ~TENACITY~”

November 23, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 83 ~TENACITY~”, 23/11/2018
Saitama Industrial Technology Center
204 Fans

1. Yasu Urano defeated Daichi Kazato with the Tombstone Piledriver (8:22).
2. FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Fuminori Abe ended in a Double Countout (12:54).
3. Yuko Miyamoto defeated Takato Nakano with the Moonsault (9:40).
4. Sento Minzoku Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine defeated Ken Ohka & Shota when Sekine pinned Shota with a Sunset Flip (11:32).
5. Sparky Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family: SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa when SAGAT pinned Takizawa with the Goregrind (12:05).
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Tiger Suplex (16:49).
*V6 for Keisuke Ishii.

Daiki Shimomura told everyone that he only had to travel 10 minutes by car from his parent’s house to arrive at the venue. For Keisuke Ishii, he had other thoughts on his mind. Mainly Jun Akiyama. Ishii used an Akiyama style knee strike and then the Sternness Dust α but only got a nearfall. Ishii then did a Tiger Suplex and that got him the win. Ishii didn’t stick around long to celebrate another Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title defence. Instead he left Shimomura in the ring to get consoled by the other Sento Minzoku members. Shimomura promised the next time he comes home he will be a champion.

Sparky suffers its first defeat. Akiyori Takizawa went for a Swan Dive but was caught in midair by SAGAT’s Goregrind.

Minoru Fujita babyface’d himself by talking about living in Maekawa Town near Kawaguchi over ten years ago. He knows more about Saitama then anyone else in the room. The Ganbare☆Wrestling team told him that doesn’t matter and attacked. Ryuichi Sekine got to pin Shota to win the match for Sento Minzoku but the fighting continued. Fujita and Ken Ohka in particular had to be kept apart.

More out of the ring fighting was found in Match #2 between FUMA and Takumi Tsukamoto. The two brawled around ringside for so long that they were both counted out. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Fuminori Abe both tried to hold them back afterwards.


Video – Ohka Vs Sekine

November 22, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RED ANGEL 2018”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
126 Fans

Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku Again!: Ken Ohka Vs Ryuichi Sekine


BASARA “BASARA 82 ~FEAST~” Results

November 17, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 82 ~FEAST~”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
243 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano defeated Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man when Urano submitted Stretchman with a Mexican Stretch (9:38).
2. 3 Way Match: Ryuichi Sekine defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Jun Masaoka when Sekine submitted Hiroshi with the Lotus Let’s Combine (8:01).
3. Sparky Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family: Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizara defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when Tanizaki pinned Kubo with the Implant (14:59).
4. Tenkaichi Jr. Tournament – Round 1: Fuminori Abe defeated Ikuto Hidaka with a Cradle (14:13).
5. Sento Minzoku Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura defeated Keisuke Ishii & Shota when Fujita pinned Shota with the Modified Samson Clutch (11:09).
6. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) defeated SAGAT with the Crescent Moon (16:37).
*V2 for Ryota Nakatsu.

The show was focused on establishing the Nakatsu Gundan, who are now going to be called Sparky. With new yellow baseball jerseys being worn by every member and black strips under their eyes, today was the first time Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki and Akiyori Takizara were all together since the unit’s formation. Nakatsu defeated SAGAT in the main event to defend the Union MAX Title. He countered a Perfect Plex from SAGAT into the Crescent Moon modified Crab Hold to make the challenger submit. They shook hands afterwards and Sparky ended the show celebrating by drinking beers with the fans around the ring.

The Sento Minzoku Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling match turned into a brawl early and kept the bad tension all the way through. When the match was over Daiki Shimomura wanted to get Keisuke Ishii’s attention but Ishii ignored him.

Fuminori Abe’s win over Ikuto Hidaka means that he advances to the semi-final of the Tekaichi Jr. Tournament in Zero1. As part of the tournament gimmick, Abe is now in possession of two crystal balls. The tournament winner ends up possessing all of the balls and can use them to make a wish.

The finish of the 3 Way Match had Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi put himself in an upside down lotus position to meditate. Ryuichi Sekine simply grabbed onto Hiroshi from that position and applied the Let’s Combine to make him give up.

Best Stretchman V3 is starting to act like Yasu Urano is the 4th member of the Best Stretch team. He called him Uranoman throughout the opener and asked to team with him the next time BASARA is in Shin-Kiba 1st RING.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RED ANGEL 2018” Results

November 17, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RED ANGEL 2018”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
126 Fans

1. GanJo Final Settlement Match!: Moeka Haruhi defeated Manami Kanda with the Diving Foot Stomp (9:08).
2. THE ROOT OF WRESTLING TAG BATTLE!!: Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Takeshi Okada when Iwasaki pinned Okada with a Grounded Cobra Twist (12:07).
3. Hitori Shiten No Pro Wrestling, Encounter With The Mystery Of India: Keisuke Ishii defeated Baliyan Akki with the Body Strangle Reverse Full Nelson (12:55).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs MAD DOG CLUB: Ben McCoy, Justin Dread & Vic Capri defeated Hiroshi Yamato, Yumehito Imanari & Shota when Dread pinned Shota with the Firebird Splash (12:16).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku Again!: Ken Ohka defeated Ryuichi Sekine with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (11:36).

Ken Ohka was left bloodied by Ryuichi Sekine but not beaten. Sekine busted Ohka open with a metal spike as they brawled outside the ring. Ohka escaped from the Let’s Combine and took control with some Dragon Screws and the Kamikaze. The two traded chops and heabutts until Ohka hit the Fire Spear and pinned Sekine with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Ohka called Sekine his friend but also said if he is now his enemy because of Sento Minzoku then he will fight him as many times as possible. But now Ohka has another target in his sights. Minoru Fujita! Ohka needs an opponent for the big Korakuen Hall show on 16th January and he has a lot of history with Fujita. Ohka is challenging Fujita to a No Ropes Barbed Wire match for the main event! Fujita says his kind of pro wrestling isn’t going to get on the cover of Shukan Puroresu but the feelings he puts into it aren’t lies. He will give it his all at Korakuen!

The Ganbare☆Wrestling rookie Shuhei Washida approached Ohka at the end of the show pleading to be added to the Korakuen card. Washida cannot stand being away from Ganpro especially as more and more wrestlers join the group. He slapped Ohka to prove how serious he is and it was enough to convince him. Ohka was then blindsided when Minoru Fujita attacked him. Fujita set up a table at ringside and crushed Ohka through it with a Diving Body Press from the top rope. Fujita told Ohka that Sento Minzoku only has one purpose and that’s to destroy Ganpro!

The MAD DOG CLUB ruined everyone’s fun when they attacked Hiroshi Yamato, Yumehito Imanari & Shota before their match. The Ganpro team were dancing with radishes to entertain the fans when the MDC ambushed them.

Referee Daisuke Kiso got knocked out during the Moeka Haruhi Vs Manami Kanda match. Yumehito Imanari got in the ring all dressed up to take his place but Haruhi and Kanda quickly got rid of him.

HARUKAZE will return to Ganpro on 16th December. She will team with Moeka Haruhi to take on Sumire Natsu & Fairy Nihonbashi. Other matches announced are Kouki Iwasaki Vs Jake Lee and Keisuke Ishii Vs Jun Akiyama! Two other names were announced to appear. Yukihiro Abe and Mitomi Masayuki make their Ganpro returns!


YAROZ “YAROZ PART 7” Results

November 14, 2018

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 7”, 14/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
138 Fans

1. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote Army All Out Fight!: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Gota Ihashi with a Rope Assisted Pin (10:23).
2. FFF (Fundoshi For Future) Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yuki Iino ended in a Double Countout (1:23).
2a. Scramble Bunkhouse Falls Count Anywhere Certified Weapon Curry Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yuki Iino when Takagi pinned Iino with a Face Sitting Pin (4:22).
3. YaroZ Specialty! Heisei Last Glamorous No. 1 Decision Fight!: Yuna Manase Vs Himeka Arita ended in a No Contest when Manase and Arita attacked Yumehito Imanari (8:15). (Special Referee: Yumehito Imanari)
4. Pro Wrestling Round System Match ~Super Dragon Vs Self-Proclaimed Gatekeeper Of DDT~: Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeated Gorgeous Matsuno with the Death Valley Driver (R4 0:53). (Special Ring Girl: Karin Tachibana)
5. YaroZ Specialty! Boob Flag Death Match: Yuna Manase defeated Antonio Honda and Ryuichi Sekine when Manase picked up the flag (11:09).
6. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote Army All Out Fight!: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi & SAGAT defeated Akito, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno when Higuchi pinned Ueno with the YaroZ Bomber (11:03).

The stories from this show were similar to the ones from previous few YaroZ events. The Mote Mote Army kidnapped the guest idol Karin Tachibana and held her hostage during the main event. The YaroZ team led by Kazusada Higuchi came to the rescue and defeated their enemy to rescue her. The new bit this time involved Makoto Oishi refusing to let go of Tachibana. This led to his wife Misaki Ohata to come out and give him a German Suplex. She ordered Oishi to free Tachibana then attached a leash to him as punishment. The YaroZ invited Tachibana to hang out with them after the show but she turned them down. She has to go shoot a video in Hawaii. Also Akito is more her type. Suddenly Nonoko ran down to the ring. If the YaroZ are looking for a pretty girl to be with, she’s available. None of them gave her a response.

Yuna Manase played a vital role in the Boob Flag Death Match. She had to stand in the corner with a mini flag sticking out of her chest while Antonio Honda and Ryuichi Sekine fought over who could pull it out first. Honda blinded Sekine with the Shining Gongitsune but couldn’t build up the courage to reach towards Manase’s chest. Sekine meanwhile couldn’t see and he walked into Yuki Iino. He grabbed Iino’s chest thinking it was Manase. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi grabbed the flag from Manase and handed it to Honda but the referee was too distracted to see it. Manase gave a Lariat to both Honda and Sekine. When picked up the flag from the mat, the referee saw it and declared Manase the winner.

Karin Tachibana did the other usual role for idols in YaroZ shows and that’s being the ring girl for the rounds match. She was fully dressed at the start and stripped off an item of clothing after every round. All the wrestlers encouraged the match to go as long as possible but Gorgeous Matsuno was just getting destroyed by Tatsuhito Takaiwa. Referee Yukinori Matsui tried everything he could to keep the match going so Tachibana’s striptease could continue. But when Takaiawa hit the Death Valley Driver, the other referee Yuya Okada ran in and counted three. Matsui was so angry that he wrestled Okada after the match. Tachibana stopped the madness by stripping down to her swimsuit. That was when the Mote Mote Army showed up and kidnapped her. The YaroZ wanted to rescue Tachibana straight away but they all couldn’t move because of their erections from the striptease.

Yumehito Imanari used his referee status to get very close to the action between Yuna Manase and Himeka Arita. He was more interested in getting pervy angles on their wrestling holds rather than calling the match. Manase and Arita got sick of his behaviour and both attacked him. Nonoko also showed up to join in and the match was called off. Nonoko had another reason for showing up today. She wanted to know why Imanari was messing around in DDT instead of achieving his dream of becoming a movie director. Imanari admitted he gave that dream up long ago because he was chasing deadlines every day. Nonoko asked Imanari what he has learned from wrestling. He should know that wrestling matches only end when you give up. Nonoko called Imanari talented with many people supporting him including herself, Manase and Arita. Imanari then had a brainflash. He can make a Charlie’s Angels kind of movie with the three women in front of him! Feeling like himself again, Imanari got the audience to cheer “3, 2, 1, Oppai Oppai!” That caused the women to attack him again.

The Fundoshi match immediately turned into a ringside brawl where both teams were counted out. Everyone agreed to restart the bout as a Scramble Bunkhouse Death Match but they needed a weapon. They decided on using plates of curry because of Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi’s connection to India. Hiroshi accidentally hit Yuki Iino in the face with the curry. Abdullah Kobayashi hit the Bakachinga Elbow on Iino. Sanshiro Takagi then sat on Iino’s face to pin him.

There were plenty of cheers for Gota Ihashi and nothing but boos for Konosuke Takeshita in the opener. That’s what Takeshita gets for being an ikemen wrestler at a YaroZ show. Takeshita rolled away from a Moonsault and gave Ihashi a Brainbuster. He then placed his feet on the ropes for leverage while pinning Ihashi to win the match.


Video – Sekine/Fujita Vs Hino/Suzuki

November 7, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 81 ~WIND, CLOUDS AND RAINBOW~”, 03/11/2018
Chiba Blue Field
127 Fans

Sento Minzoku Vs FITNESS BEAUTY: Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita Vs Yuji Hino & Yuta Suzuki