This Weekend’s Line Ups, Team Dino Vs Team Muta

January 19, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO THE PRINCE!”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Raku & Hikari Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Mizuki Vs Hyper Misao
3. Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yu, Nodoka-oneesan & Maki Ito
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Marika Kobashi
5. Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase

Time for the other brands to get some attention while DDT rests after their D-King Grand Prix tour.

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

1. Shuhei Washida Debut Match: Shuhei Washida Vs X
2. Special Single Match: Yukihiro Abe Vs Space Galaxy Warrior Andros
3. America Vs India! Ganpuro Special International In Ōji: Shota Vs Brian Aki
4. New Spring Special Mixed Tag Match ~ Ganpuro Vs Last Jedi: Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE Vs Chikara & Kaori Kobayashi
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Takeshi Okada

Space Galaxy Warrior Andros takes Gota Ihashi’s spot on the card after Ihashi pulled himself out.

DNA “DNA 40”, 21/01/2018
Saitama Kawaguchi Industrial Technology Center

1. Mike Bailey Vs Tomoya Hirata
2. Shunma Katsumata Vs Rekka
3. Mizuki Watase Vs Antonio Honda
4. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
5. Daiki Shimomura Local Triumph! Gran MilliMeters Vs Speed Of Sounds: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi
6. DNA-Gun Vs Yoshimura-gun Full Confrontation Elimination 6-Man Tag Match: Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo

The first DNA show of the year sees the regular guys take on Naomi Yoshimura and his fellow bullies.

BASARA “VAJRA 58 ~THE FOX OF THE PRINCE~”, 21/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
2. SAGAT Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Guts Ishijima
4. FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Daichi Kazato
5. Ryuichi Sekine Debut 10th Anniversary Memorial Match – 60 Minute Iron Man Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Ryuichi Sekine’s 10th Anniversary match is now an Ironman match! He and Ryota Nakatsu will duke it out for 60 minutes, most victories in that time determines who wins.

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

1. Residents Of Shinjuku Ni-chōme Vs Inhabitants Of The Demon World Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, X & X Vs Great Muta, X & X

Danshoku Dino promised a big announcement for the show would be found in the latest issue of Weekly Pro-Wrestling magazine. It turned out to be the reveal of Dino Vs Great Muta in a 6-Man Tag Team Match with more participants to be announced. The team names seems to offer some clues. Dino’s team is the Residents Of Shinjuku Ni-chōme. That is the area where DDT’s head office is located so I’m guessing his partners are wrestlers with other behind the scene responsibilities like Sanshiro Takagi and Super Sasadango Machine. The Great Muta’s team are hinted as other demonic gimmicks. Whether or not these are already established characters or just regular wrestlers taking up Muta tributes for the occasion remains to be seen.

The list of non-DDT and foreign wrestlers confirmed for the show so far are Naomichi Marufuji, Daisuke Sekimoto, Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio, Shuji Ishikawa, Mike Bailey, Joey Ryan, Colt Cabana and LiLiCo.

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BASARA “VAJRA 55 ~FEAST~” Results

January 6, 2018

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

1. Takato Nakano defeated Akiyori Takizawa with a School Boy (9:39).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Gouma Ryu and Hercules Senga when Oosugi settled with Senga (2:17).
2a. Replay: Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Gouma Ryu and Hercules Senga when Oosugi pinned Senga with a School Boy (9:48).
3. Ryota Nakatsu & Daichi Kazato defeated Manabu Hara & Daiki Shimomura when Kazato pinned Shimomura with the Explosive Axe Bomber (11:14).
4. Ryuichi Sekine defeated Fuminori Abe with the Let’s Combine (12:28).
5. New Year Elimination 8-Man Tag Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT defeated Isami Kodaka, Tank Nagai, Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano (15:39).
5a. Yusuke Kubo eliminated Yasu Urano by Ring Out (18:35).
5b. Tank Nagai eliminated Yusuke Kubo with the Diving Senton (19:47).
5c. FUMA eliminated Tank Nagai by Ring Out (20:45).
5d. Takumi Tsukamoto and Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi eliminated each other by Ring Out (23:28).
5e. SAGAT eliminated Isami Kodaka with the Goregrind (25:39).

The combined forces of IRON PRIEST and the Trans-Am ★ Family was too much for BASARA to handle in the main event. Isami Kodaka brought in Tank Nagai from K-DOJO to help out but even that wasn’t enough to beat the Metal Family. In the end FUMA & SAGAT were the last men standing. FUMA gave Kodaka the Heavy Metal Hammer and SAGAT finished him off with the Goregrind. FUMA told Kodaka that IRON PRIEST and the Trans-Am ★ Family won today because they unite together. He then went on a tangent about the band HELLOWEEN getting back together for a tour and complained that he can’t get a ticket for their Japan gig. So he is using his anger over that as motivation to win the Union MAX Title from Kodaka on 8th January!

The Metal Family wanted to raise a toast to close out the show but all of the beer in the venue was sold out. They had to raise a toast with tea instead.

Fuminori Abe’s first match as a full time BASARA wrestlers was enough of an important occasion for Ryuichi Sekine to wear regular wrestling gear again. That is something he has not done since his Union MAX Title match back in November. Sekine countered the Octopus Hold into the Let’s Combine to get the submission victory. Both he and Abe smiled to each other after the match. Sekine then gave him a playful push.

Ryota Nakatsu and Manabu Hara continued to fight each other after Match #3. They had to be seperated from each other by their tag partners and other wrestlers.

For the court case between Hercules Senga and Tsutomu Oosugi, Senga used a magic marker to draw a hairline on his head and wore suspenders with a bowtie. Best Stretchman V3 argued that Senga was infringing a TV broadcaster’s copyright with his costume. When they finished arguing about that it was time to sort out the reason why they were all there. Senga wants Oosugi to stop teaming with Stretchman and reform Speed Of Sounds. Oosugi needed Gouma Ryu to plead his case. Senga argued that Stretchman and his stretching techniques were too dangerous. His witnesses to prove this were Fuminori Abe and Isami Kodaka. Abe had a dead leg and Kodaka said his right arm s in an even worse state after spending time in the Best Stretch parlour. Stretchman went away and Daichi Kazato took his place. Kazato stretched both Abe and Kodaka and miraculously their injuries went away! Senga protested and it led to a fight breaking out. Oosugi unexpectedly joined Senga’s side to clear the ring. They shook hands until Oosugi rolled Senga into a School Boy to pin him. Senga admitted defeat and will now consider working with the Stretchman team.

It took around nine months to get here but Takato Nakano earned his first singles win today by beating Akiyori Takizawa. Nakano caught Takizawa in mid-air with a Cradle for a nearfall but used the momentum to School Boy him into another pin. That one was enough to get the three count.


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 52 ~OSAKA WINTER CLUB FLOWER~” Results

November 19, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 52 ~OSAKA WINTER CLUB FLOWER~”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall
242 Fans

1. Yuki Aoki defeated Takato Nakano with the Lightning Spiral (9:13).
2. No Tag Rules: Tsubasa & Billy Ken Kid defeated Takumi Tsukamoto & Daichi Kazato when Kid pinned Kazato with La España (13:59).
3. Hardcore Match: Naoki Tanizaki defeated SAGAT with the Chair Assisted Casanova (12:19).
4. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & HUB defeated Yasu Urano, Shinya Ishida & Fuminori Abe when HUB pinned Abe with the Deadly Poison Hub Bomb (18:03).
5. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Isami Kodaka & Masamune when Sekine submitted Masamune with the Let’s Combine (16:55).

One week away from their Union MAX Title match, Ryuichi Sekine sent his most powerful warning yet to Isami Kodaka by making him submit to the Let’s Combine! Sekine got the hold on Kodaka when he countered a Frankensteiner and then dragged him to the centre of the ring. Ryota Nakatsu held Masamune back to prevent him from breaking the hold, causing Kodaka to finally give up. Sekine told Kodaka he will crush him again at the title match but he still wants a fair and confident fight from the champion. Kodaka tried to brush off today’s defeat by saying he’s only suffering from a little backache. Next time he will kill Sekine!

FUMA is in a great mood because Osaka’s biggest heavy metal festival is taking place this month. Then next month his own “FUMA FEST” will take place in Tokyo.

There were plenty of chairs and steel cans used in the Hardcore Match.

All four wrestlers in Match #2 agreed to do a tag team match without the need for physically tagging in their partners.

Yuki Aoki from Dove Pro was victorious in his BASARA debut, putting Takato Nakano away with a Fisherman Buster followed by the Lightning Spiral.

The pre-show announcements that are normally handled by Gouma Ryu were instead done by Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi today because Ryu was busy with lawyer work.


BASARA “HIROSHI AID” Results

October 30, 2017

BASARA “HIROSHI AID”, 29/10/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
108 Fans

1. Shinya Ishida & Takato Nakano defeated Yasu Urano & Gouma Ryu when Ishida pinned Ryu with the Boom Boom Elbow (13:02).
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo defeated Trans-Am ★ Tomato & SAGAT when FUMA pinned SAGAT with the Heavy Metal Anthem (10:51).
3. Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Daichi Kazato with a High Angle Backslide (10:17).
4. Isami Kodaka & Tank Nagai defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Kodaka pinned Sekine with a Frankensteiner (17:46).
5. Find The Next Generation Trans-Am! Hiroshi Birth! Rumble: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (SAGAT) defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Gouma Ryu) with the Perfect Plex (10:42).
Order Of Elimination: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Yasu Urano), Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Ryuichi Sekine), Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Daichi Kazato), Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Takato Nakano), Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Ryota Nakatsu), Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (FUMA), Hiroshi Fukuda (Takumi Tsukamoto), Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Goro Jr.), Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Isami Kodaka) and Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Gouma Ryu).

BASARA put together “HIROSHI AID” to help out Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi while he is still recovering from his dislocated shoulder. Since this was the first un-numbered BASARA show, nobody knew what to expect. The main event was a Royal Rumble to determine the next Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi will be while the current one is out of action. Most of the other wrestlers on the show took part resembling one of the many different costumes Hiroshi has worn in his career and mimicking his spots. Takumi Tsukamoto even came out as the rookie era Hiroshi Fukuda to spice things up a bit. FUMA did his own twist of the gimmick and rocked out to “LA Metal”. One notable absence was Yusuke Kubo. Instead, his place was taken by his old Goro Jr. gimmick and he eliminated most of the field with Spinning Back Punches. SAGAT was the last Hiroshi standing but the real Hiroshi did not want to pass the gimmick over to him. SAGAT knows in his heart he isn’t Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, he is SAGAT. There is only one real Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and this Rumble was only done for his entertainment! Isami Kodaka saw the funny side and he wished Hiroshi well until he returns to BASARA. Hiroshi said this is his goodbye until 3rd November. That isn’t the date of his return match, he’ll just be at the next show.

In the semi-main event, Isami Kodaka put a stop to Ryuichi Sekine’s wave of momentum heading into their Union MAX Title match. Kodaka countered the Let’s Combine into a Frankensteiner to get the three count. Kodaka yelled at Sekine after the match to go stand at the blue corner instead of the neutral corner because he is the challenger. He then said he knows Sekine inside out and that means Sekine can’t beat him. Sekine had to tell himself that Kodaka is wrong. He has to hit, kick and do whatever he can to move forward and win the title because nothing is stupid when he puts his mind to it.


BASARA “VAJRA 50 ~KUSANAGI SWORD~” Results

October 23, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 50 ~KUSANAGI SWORD~”, 22/10/2017
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center
114 Fans

1. Toru Sugiura defeated Takato Nakano with a Missile Kick (7:29).
2. Trans-Am ★ Shinya defeated Daichi Kazato with the Khusi Drive (10:45).
3. Yusuke Kubo & Hagane defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Konoka = Pale One when Kubo pinned Nakatsu with the Death Metal Roll (14:22).
4. Yasu Urano defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino with a Cradle (11:21).
5. Doki! 3 Way Hardcore Can Match: Ryuichi Sekine defeated Takumi Tsukamoto and FUMA when Sekine submitted Tsukamoto with the Let’s Combine (13:13).
6. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka defeated SAGAT with the Isamuashi Zan (15:55).

SAGAT requested that his main event with Isami Kodaka could be held as a Hardcore Match. Kodaka accepted and that caught SAGAT off guard. The two fought with chairs and steel cans until Kodaka came out on top. Afterwards Kodaka said SAGAT’s growth has been wonderful to see and he encouraged SAGAT to stand up through the pain by himself. SAGAT did so. Kodaka said that he himself is incompatible with the Trans-Am ★ Family but they clearly have love for SAGAT. He would like to help them put together the Hiroshi Aid show for Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi.

Ryuichi Sekine took one step closer to the top of the BASARA mountain by winning the 3 Way Match. He approached Kodaka at the end of the show demanding the next shot at the Union MAX Title. In less than one month he made FUMA submit in Korakuen Hall, made Yasu Urano submit in Shin-Kiba 1st RING and today made Takumi Tsukamoto submit in Nagoya. All that is left for him is the BASARA leader himself. Sekine’s challenge wasn’t clearly understood by Kodaka but what Sekine meant to say was he doesn’t need three or four chances to win the title. He wants on decisive match against Kodaka so both are guaranteed to be at their best. He wants this to be the Match Of The Year on the indies.

Tatsuhiko Yoshino wanted to act tough by daring Yasu Urano to give him Soccer Kicks. He would then shrug them off and tell him they don’t hurt. This backfired when Urano kept kicking and slamming Yoshino until he admitted to feeling pain. Lots and lots of pain. Yoshino later had the back of his tights pulled down but he either didn’t notice or didn’t care about pulling them back up.

Ryota Nakatsu painted himself to resemble Konoka = Pale One when they teamed together. He also wanted to be called Nakatsu = Pale One.

Trans-Am ★ Shinya traveled from Mexico to wrestle on this show and he had the sunburned skin to prove it. He also cut off Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi’s “USA!” chants and replaced them with “Lucha!” chants instead.


BASARA “VAJRA 49 ~FEAST~” Results

October 19, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 49 ~FEAST~”, 19/10/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
202 Fans

1. Yusuke Kubo defeated Takato Nakano with a Gedo Clutch (9:38).
2. A Professional Wrestling Agency Which Can Be A Matrix: Hagane defeated Gouma Ryu and Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Hagane submitted Ryu with a Walls Of Jericho (7:37).
3. Senga’s Strategy To Recapture Oosugi!: Hercules Senga & Atsushi Maruyama defeated Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi when Senga pinned Stretchman with a Rope Assisted School Boy (9:01).
4. Doki! Hardcore Can 6-Man Tag Match: Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Masamune defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, SAGAT & Yasu Urano when Sekine submitted Urano with the Let’s Combine (17:25).
5. Isami Kodaka & Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi defeated FUMA & Fuminori Abe when Kodaka pinned Abe with the Isamuashi Zan (17:59).

It looked like Isami Kodaka & Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi would work well together as a team but tension grew between them thanks to unwanted blind tags. Kodaka won the main event for the team anyway. Kodaka asked Ryuichi for a handshake after the match but Ryuichi gave him the Perfect Five instead. Ryuichi told Kodaka “You’re not sexy! You’re not American! My girlfriend is Ariana Grande!” and then he left the ring. Kodaka’s day wasn’t over yet because FUMA, Ryuichi Sekine and Takumi Tsukamoto all came out demanding a Union MAX Title match against him. Kodaka told them he will defend the title on 26th November but against who will be up for them to decide. Kodaka doesn’t care how they figure it out as long as they stop making so much noise with their arguing. When they all left, Kodaka said he was now standing alone under the heavens, a familiar situation for him. Well, alone except for the ring announcer Rikiya Shindo also being there. Shindo gave him a beer and Kodaka closed out the show holding a toast for himself.

It took him a few attempts but Ryuichi Sekine was able to submit Yasu Urano to the Let’s Combine. Most of his attempts were stopped by Takumi Tsukamoto and SAGAT throwing the steel cans at him including a Con-Chair-To style attack with an extra can placed over Sekine’s head.

Hercules Senga used the ropes for leverage to pin Best Stretchman V3. Despite being cheated, Stretchman agreed to give Tsutomu Oosugi back to Senga but only when Senga can beat him without cheating. Stretchman then recommended the audience to stay warm by doing stretching exercises because Japan is entering its coldest winter in 60 years.

Trans-Am ★Hiroshi announced the date for Hiroshi Aid, a special benefit show to help him while he is recovering from his shoulder injuries. The event takes place at Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR on 29th November. Hiroshi no longer needs to wear a shoulder brace but he has not been medically cleared to wrestle yet.