BASARA “BASARA 90 ~UTAGE~” Results

February 26, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 90 ~UTAGE~”, 26/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
214 Fans

1. Ryuichi Sekine defeated Masato Kamino with the Let’s Combine (6:16).
2. Turnabout Pro Wrestling Trial: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Gouma Ryu and Banana Senga when Hiroshi submitted Senga with the Scorpion Deathlock (4:07).
3. FUMA, SAGAT & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano when FUMA pinned Nakano with the Heavy Metal Anthem (10:20).
4. Yusuke Kubo defeated Jun Masaoka with the Wrist Clutch Goro Suplex (11:21).
5. Aiseki Tag Vs Stretchmen!: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka defeated Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon when Hidaka submitted V3 with the Shawn Capture (11:24).
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Isami Kodaka, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura defeated Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizara when Kodaka pinned Nakatsu with the Isamuashi Zan (14:16).

Although Ryota Nakatsu was pinned by Isami Kodaka, he feels good about today’s turn of events. Today Kodaka wrestled like a man resurrected and Nakatsu can now look forward to defending the Union MAX Title against the best version of Kodaka. It wouldn’t be worthwhile for Nakatsu to beat Kodaka if Kodaka is off his game. When Sparky left, Kodaka asked Ryuichi Sekine to get him a beer. The fans chanted for Sekine and as a joke the music guy played Sekine’s music instead of Kodaka’s to close out the show.

There was no clean fighting from either Yusuke Kubo or Jun Masaoka in their anticipated singles match. Kubo carried an iron pipe with him and threw powder in Masaoka’s face. Masaoka would try to rip apart Kubo’s mask when he was in control of the match. A well placed Lariat from Kubo put him in position to use a move from his past, the Wrist Clutch Goro Suplex, to win. After the match Takumi Tsukamoto entered the ring to check on Masaoka but Masaoka shrugged him off. He told Tsukamoto he’s not in BASARA to make friends. He doesn’t want to team with him, he wants to fight him instead! Tsukamoto told him if that’s what he wants then so be it. But he better be prepared.

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi was on trial for allegedly defrauding a yoga instructor into giving him a free lesson during his journey in India. Hiroshi interrupted the proceedings by getting Gouma Ryu and Banana Senga to do yoga with him. Senga stopped because he heard that yoga can be a dangerous because it can expose the human body to disease. Senga showed proof by taking off his shirt and revealing there was eczema across his back from doing yoga last week! Ryu agreed that yoga was unsanitary and the two decided to attack Hiroshi. Hiroshi Clotheslined the both of them and made Senga tap out to a Scorpion Deathlock. Hiroshi then told Senga he wants one final match against the Best Stretchmen on 21st March. His partners will be The Brahman Brothers! Senga accepted the challenge then admitted he actually got eczema from going to a love hotel and getting bitten by a bed bug. He was already gone when the others realised he just admitted to lying in court during the trial.


A Whole Lot Of News For March

February 25, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 90 ~FEAST~”, 26/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Masato Kamino
2. FUMA, SAGAT & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano
3. Turnabout Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Banana Senga Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
4. Aiseki Tag Vs Stretchmen!: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka Vs Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon
5. Yusuke Kubo Vs Jun Masaoka
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizara Vs Isami Kodaka, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura

This is the last BASARA show currently on schedule before their Korakuen Hall return on 21st March.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’19 ~ READY SET, GO!”, 02/03/2019
Osaka Okinawa Hall

1. Rika Tatsumi Vs Himawari Unagi
2. Maki Itoh & Raku Vs Marika Kobashi & Mina Shirakawa
3. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku
4. Shoko Nakajima, Haruna Neko & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Natsumi Maki, Pinano Pipipipi & Pom Harajuku
5. Mizuki Vs YUMI
6. Miyu Yamashita & Hikari Noa Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Miu Watanabe

No sign of Sakisama or the former Hyper Misao anywhere since Masao’s unexpected actions over the weekend. She has abandoned her entire persona to join Sakisama’s side and become stronger.

DDT “OSAKA 24 DISTRICT TOUR ~TAISHO WARD~”, 02/03/2019
Osaka Okinawa Hall

1. Bull James Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuni
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Keisuke Okuda, Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
4. Gongitsune Vs Yellow Devil In Tokushima!: Antonio Honda Vs Maku Donaruto
5. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs MAO, Asuka & Mizuki Watase
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
7. As Always I Like It! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: Mike Bailey Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Former NXT wrestler Bull James will be touring with DDT throughout March. He’s been busy wrestling in the New York indy scene over the last few years.

DDT “THREE DREAMS 2019”, 03/03/2019
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Rey Paloma Vs Asuka, Kenshin Chikano & Lowther
2. HARASHIMA & Takeshi Okada Vs Keisuke Okuda & Makoto Oishi
3. Raw Oysters, Grilled Oysters, Steamed Oysters 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yoshihiko
4. Soma Takao Vs Akito
5. Hiroshima Specialty! Jingi Naki Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Bull James

The three Right To Challenge Gauntlets are now in effect. Tetsuya Endo, Makoto Oishi and Yuki Iino currently possess them.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2019”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Riki Choshu, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Yeno Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Gota Ihashi
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako & Chihiro Hashimoto
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao
4. DDT Extreme Title – #ExtremeRuleThoughts: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Muscle Sakai

The DDT fans have been asked to tweet ideas for rules and match stipulations for the DDT Extreme Title bout between HARASHIMA and Muscle Sakai under the hashtag #エクストリームのルール考えました. HARASHIMA will pick his favourite idea on 11th March. Sakai apologises for the current state of the pro wrestling world because a man like him can qualify for a championship match without having any skills or previous achievements. But when he watched HARASHIMA wrestle Shinya Aoki in Sumo Hall he was inspired by what he saw and became determined to challenge the winner no matter what.

Daisuke Sasaki is falling down the well and falling hard since he lost the KO-D Openweight Title. He just lost a match clean to Makoto Oishi for cripes’ sake! He is now so down in the dumps that he believes his wrestling career is coming to an end and he will have no choice but to leave Japan in shame. But before he goes he wants to make some final happy memories to keep him company so he and Soma Takao are challenging The Moonlight Express for the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

The Sendai Girls are coming back for a shot at redemption and also the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. They failed to beat ALL OUT for the belts last July and the result has been festering inside Meiko Satomura all this time. She wants to take out her frustration on Konosuke Takeshita most of all. DASH Chisako is along for the ride again but this time the third member of the team is Chihiro Hashimoto! She too is holding a grudge with Takeshita because an enemy of Satomura is an enemy of hers too!

Speaking of redemption, finally Gota Ihashi will face Riki Choshu again inside the ring! For over a year Ihashi has worked tirelessly on his fitness and his pro wrestling to make up for an embarrassing performance he had while teaming with the legendary Choshu. All his hard work is leading up to this match.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS SHINING, I WILL FLY TO HAKATA”, 31/03/2019
Hakata Star Lanes

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki

Yuka Sakazaki has been chosen by Miyu Yamashita to be her next challenger for the TOKYO Princess Title. Yamashita’s goal is to get at least 10 title defences in her current reign. She is currently on 8. She also wants this match to happen before Sakazaki travels to America for her AEW debut.

Aja Kong, Mika Iwata and Rina Shingaki will all be on the show.

DDT “GOODBYE HAKATA STAR LANES”, 31/03/2019
Hakata Star Lanes

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio

It’s about bloody time they’re doing this match! In January 2018, Jiro Kuroshio defeated Takeshita in a non-title match as part of the first D-Ou Grand Prix tournament. Normal wrestling etiquette suggests that a rematch with the KO-D Title on the line would come out of it. That never happened. Well a year has passed, Takeshita is the champion again and now the match is happening as part of Takeshita’s plan to defend the KO-D Title against a wider variety of wrestlers. But there is something that could happen to make the match even more interesting. Kuroshio is challenging T-Hawk for the WRESTLE-1 Title on 21st March. If Kuroshio wins and becomes champion then the match with Takeshita may become a double title match!

Isami Kodaka and Takumi Tsukamoto will be on the show so BASARA can be a part of DDT’s final event in Hakata Star Lanes.

DDT “DDT IS COMING TO AMERICA”, 04/04/2019
La Boom, Queens, New York

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Maki Itoh
2. Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda Vs Joey Ryan & Royce Isaacs
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yoshihiko Vs Kikutaro Vs Colt Cabana Vs X
4. Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Akito & Ethan Page Vs Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid
6. Weapon Rumble In U.S.A.: MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi
7. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita

That’s an authentic looking DDT card for sure. The “JUDGEMENT 2019” main event rematch, the Weapon Rumble rematch, Tokyo Joshi Pro representation, a Rumble for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title and Danshoku Dieno crosses paths with Joey Ryan again. There’s even a RENEGADES reunion with Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid. The North American talent announced so far have all been established in DDT too.

DDT “SHUTEN-DOJI 5TH ANNIVERSARY ~DRINKING TURNS YOUR LIFE AROUND~”, 17/04/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. KUDO & HARASHIMA Vs MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Masahiro Takanashi

The Shuten-dōji unit will be taking a break from each other after this show. KUDO is taking an indefinite leave of absence from pro wrestling so he can recover from a list of different injuries he’s been living with. He has nerve paralysis in his left eye, a lumbar hernia and suffers from dizziness from time to time. His doctor told him the best treatment is to take rest. KUDO promises he will return to the ring eventually and even apologises if this only turns out to be a short break and he quickly returns.

With KUDO out of action, the rest of Shuten-dōji agreed to call it a day as a group. Yukio Sakaguchi and Masahiro Takanashi will be going their separate ways as wrestlers. They will face each other one on one to celebrate the end of Shuten-dōji for now. KUDO meanwhile will team with his old partner HARASHIMA to take on the reunited Suicide Boyz for this special occasion. This will be MIKAMI’s first match for DDT in over three and a half years.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T STOP ME NOW 2019” Results

February 21, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T STOP ME NOW 2019”, 21/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
151 Fans

1. Kicking The Soul: Hiroshi Yamato & Nobuhiko Tsurumaki defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida when Yamato pinned Washida with a Fisherman Suplex (11:50).
2. Ganpro Special Dream Match!: Naoshi Sano defeated Chikara by Referee Stoppage (8:46).
3. There Are Evil Spaces In the Middle Of Ganjo!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Andras Miyagi ended in a Double Countout (2:15).
3a. Rematch: Moeka Haruhi Vs Andras Miyagi ended in a Double Countout (9:21).
4. Are You In A Wrestling Textbook? Yumehito Imanari’s Believe S-Road: Shinjiro Otani defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Spiral Bomb (15:10).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fate Reunion! Ohka & Isami!~: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Shota defeated Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura when Ohka pinned Shimomura with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (15:06).
6. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fort Of Ganpro~: Minoru Fujita defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Samson Clutch (17:07).

Minoru Fujita grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat in the main event. Keisuke Ishii knocked him off the apron to the floor with the Kneel Kick. But when Ishii got Fujita back into the ring, Fujita caught him in the Samson Clutch to win the match. Afterwards Fujita said that regardless of the current feud between Ganbare☆Wrestling and Sento Minzoku, he was honored to have a singles match with Ishii in Tokyo today. He wants Ishii to stay on his level until the day he dies. Yumehito Imanari came out to challenge Fujita for a rematch. He is now learning from Shinjiro Otani’s pro wrestling textbook and if Fujita is a true pro wrestler, he will agree to a match on 23rd March. Fujita accepted the challenge because he isn’t going to let somebody surpass him just because they read a book written by one of the best wrestlers in Japan.

That’s not the only big match booked for the 23rd. After the semi-main event Ken Ohka called out to Isami Kodaka. At first Kodaka ignored him until Ohka kept screaming at him for a fight, saying it was personal. Kodaka accepts and they will face off on the 23rd!

Imanari learned a lot from wrestling Otani today. In fact Otani said Imanari deserves to read his textbook of pro wrestling. All 165 pages of it. Doesn’t matter if he is strong or weak, cool or bad. A real pro wrestler learns how to go about this sport in their own way.

Andras Miyagi didn’t come to Ganpro to make any friends especially with Moeka Haruhi. They wouldn’t stop fighting each other outside of the ring so they got counted out. A restart was allowed and the match lasted longer this time but it still ended with the same result. This time Haruhi almost entered the ring in time but Miyagi struck her with a chair, knocking her back to the floor in time to be counted out.

The worst thing that could happen to Chikara in the ring took place today. His chopping hand got injured! Thanks to a distracted referee, Naoshi Sano used the ring bell as a shield against Chikara’s Saber Chops. Chikara was in so much pain that the referee had to stop the match and declare Sano the winner. A concerned Mitsuo Momota checked on his son afterwards.


Ganbare Show Tomorrow, Mahiro Kiryu Debut, Oishi’s 40th Birthday, Kubo Vs Masaoka

February 20, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T STOP ME NOW 2019”, 21/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Kicking The Soul: Hiroshi Yamato & Nobuhiko Tsurumaki Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida
2. Ganpro Special Dream Match!: Chikara Vs Naoshi Sano
3. There Are Evil Spaces In the Middle Of Ganjo!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Andras Miyagi
4. Are You In A Wrestling Textbook? Yumehito Imanari’s Believe S-Road: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shinjiro Otani
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fate Reunion! Ohka & Isami!~: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine
6. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fort Of Ganpro~: Keisuke Ishii Vs Minoru Fujita

Keisuke Ishii is the next Ganpro wrestler ready to face off with Minoru Fujita.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Mahiro Kiryu Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima & Mina Shirakawa Vs Himawari Unagi & Mahiro Kiryu
2. Yuki Kamifuku & Pinano Pipipipi Vs Yuki Aino & Raku
3. 2 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Yuna Manase & Hikari Noa Vs Haruna Neko, Pom Harajuku & YUMI
4. Sakisama Vs Miu Watanabe
5. Rika Tatsumi Return Battle: Rika Tatsumi Vs Hyper Misao
6. Maki Ito Vs Natsumi Maki
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
8. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma

After nine months of training, Mahiro Kiryu will have her first match. This makes her the last of the current rookie generation to debut (after Haruna Neko, Pom Harajuku, YUMI and Himawari Unagi). Kiryu is from Gunma, her birthday is 13th July and she is 166cm tall.

DDT “ALL RIGHT IN IBARAKI 2019”, 24/02/2019
Ibaraki Kasumigaura Cultural Sports Center

1. Northern Hemisphere Ikemen No. 1 Decision Battle: Mike Bailey Vs Mizuki Watase
2. HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Uemo Vs MAO, Shunma Katsumata & Space Monkey
3. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Kota Umeda & Keisuke Okuda
4. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Jason Kincaid & Antonio Honda
5. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazusada Higuchi
6. Everyone’s Makorin Is 40 Years Old! Kasumigaura Specialty Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Makoto Oishi

Makoto Oishi celebrated his 40th birthday on the 16th February. His present from DDT is a singles match against the now former KO-D Openweight Champion, Daisuke Sasaki!

This show will be the last time Gon Gift are teaming together before Jason Kincaid finishes his current tour for DDT.

Danshoku Dieno is bringing Pokotan to the show. Hopefully it won’t lose its head this time.

BASARA “BASARA 90 ~FEAST~”, 26/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Masato Kamino
2. FUMA, SAGAT & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano
3. Turnabout Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Banana Senga Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
4. Aiseki Tag Vs Stretchmen!: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka Vs Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon
5. Yusuke Kubo Vs Jun Masaoka
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizara Vs Isami Kodaka, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura

The last couple of BASARA shows have seen Yusuke Kubo and Jun Masaoka getting into fights with each other. Masaoka has also been trying to unmask Kubo in these fights.


Sakazaki In AEW, Sunday’s Tripleheader, RAGE Sponsors Ryogoku Main Event, Miyagi Back In Ganpro

February 9, 2019

This week All Elite Wrestling announced they will be bringing Yuka Sakazaki to Las Vegas for their “DOUBLE OR NOTHING” show on 25th May. Tokyo Joshi Pro have a show at Kitazawa Town Hall taking place the same day and confirmed that Sakazaki will not be there. Both DDT Universe and their official Youtube channel have uploaded a bunch of Sakazaki matches for everyone to watch, which I recommend you do if you haven’t seen much of her yet. It’s a good choice as she is essentially Tokyo Joshi’s number two wrestler after Miyu Yamashita. What Sakazaki has over Yamashita in this instance is a bit more flexibility with the AEW women’s roster announced so far. For example I think AEW could team Sakazaki with Kylie Rae for a match against Aja Kong and Nyla Rose. Based onn personality alone the pairing of Sakazaki and Rae would mesh well although the combination might be so sugary sweet it would give everybody sitting in the first three rows diabetes.

Here’s where we can have fun making speculations over the news. A couple of days before this announcement, Sanshiro Takagi recorded a Q&A session on DDT Universe. One of the questions asked about DDT working with AEW and (going by @ddtpro_eng’s translation) Takagi flat out said “yup”. Gossip online about the two groups forming an alliance has been around since the days of AEW’s launch too. Meanwhile this is going around while talk of WWE entering the Japan market and teaming up with a Japanese company for a hypothetical NXT Japan is heating up. Add DDT’s new relationship with Fight Club: PRO and their association with WWN for Wrestlemania week this year along with companies all around the world deciding who to buddy up with and we can make a relationship chart that is nigh on impossible to comprehend at a time when lines are supposedly being drawn for a new wrestling war that is about to begin.

Wrestlemania week this year really feels like it’s going to be the climactic final chapter in this current era of the wrestling industry. Between this being the last Wrestlemania before WWE’s gigantic TV deal kicks in, the New Japan & ROH alliance hitting its peak in Madison Square Garden, the shadow of AEW looming over everyone and a ton of promotions from North America, Europe AND Japan charging head first into the state of New York praying to hit a jackpot for their efforts the aftermath is going to be crazy even if nothing about our own wrestling following habits change.

Oh right, this is meant to be a DDT blog. Let’s go back to talking about them again then.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 10/02/2019
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Pom Harajuku Vs YUMI
2. Shoko Nakajima & Natsumi Maki Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
3. Yuka Sakazaki, Haruna Neko & Himawari Unagi Vs Maki Ito, Yuna Manase & Pinano Pipipipi
4. Mizuki & Raku Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
5. Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino
6. Nodoka Tenma Vs Miu Watanabe
7. Miyu Yamashita Vs Hikari Noa

A contract signing ceremony for the two championship matches scheduled for 23rd February will take place before this show.

DDT “KEISUKE OKUDA TRIUMPH! DRAMATIC ISEMAIRI! 2019”, 10/02/2019
Mie Boat Race Tsu Dome

1. Soma Takao Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Akito Vs Akira Jo
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi & Kazusada Higuchi
4. MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. DISASTER BOX Vs Gon Gift!: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Jason Kincaid & Antonio Honda
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Iino & Space Monkey
7. Keisuke Okuda Local Triumph! Tsu Specialty Special Tag Match: Keisuke Okuda & Naomi Kingdom Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda

Keisuke Okuda is back home and doesn’t have to team with Makoto Oishi. It will be a good day for him.

BASARA “BASARA 88 ~LIKE A ROSE~”, 10/02/2019
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Jun Masaoka Vs Fuminori Abe, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
2. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Yusuke Kubo
3. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura
4. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen Full Scale Single Match: SAGAT Vs Stretchman Man
5. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen Full Scale Single Match: FUMA Vs Best Stretchman Amazon
6. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen Full Scale Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Best Stretchman V3

The fate of the Best Stretch shop is so important that the second half of the show is entirely dedicated to it!

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2019 ~DDT 22ND ANNIVERSARY~”, 17/02/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Miu Watanabe
1. Shunma Katsumata Return Match: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Space Monkey Vs Antonio Honda, Jason Kincaid & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Special Single Match: Akito Vs T-Hawk
3. Taiho Koki’s Grandson Yukio Naya Ryogoku Kokugikan First Participation!: Go Shiozaki, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sekimoto, Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Yuru-chara “Pokotan” Debut Match: Danshoku Dieno, Pokotan & KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
5. Special Hardcore 6-Person Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Takumi Iroha
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Asuka (c) Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Okuda Vs Saki Akai Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yuni Vs Yasu Urano Vs El Lindaman Vs Scorpio X2 Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Chinsuke Nakamura Vs Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs CIMA & Seiki Yoshioka
9. DDT Extreme Title – Souken Holdings Presents – Our Pride Rules: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs HARASHIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title – RAGE Presents: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

CyberAgent’s major esports festival RAGE is sponsoring the main event and awarding 2 million yen to the winner.

I’ll have a preview for the show written a few days before the show. Feels like it has snuck up on me so fast.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T STOP ME NOW 2019”, 21/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Kicking The Soul: Hiroshi Yamato & Nobuhiko Tsurumaki Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida
2. Ganpro Special Dream Match!: Chikara Vs Naoshi Sano
3. There Are Evil Spaces In the Middle Of Ganjo!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Andras Miyagi
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fate Reunion! Ohka & Isami!~: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fort Of Ganpro~: Keisuke Ishii Vs Minoru Fujita
6. Are You In A Wrestling Textbook? Yumehito Imanari’s Believe S-Road: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shinjiro Otani

Andras Miyagi (formerly known as Cassandra Miyagi) is coming back to Ganbare☆Wrestling now that she is a freelancer. She previously had a match here back in February 2017.


DDT “ROAD TO WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019 ~FREE BOX OFFICE SIMULATION SPECIAL~” Results

February 6, 2019

DDT “ROAD TO WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019 ~FREE BOX OFFICE SIMULATION SPECIAL~”, 06/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
352 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Jason Kincaid & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Akito & Space Monkey when Kincaid pinned Monkey with the Philosopher’s Stomp (8:43).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 4 Way Match: Asuka (c) defeated Mad Paulie, Kazuki Hirata and Saki Akai when Asuka pinned Hirata with the Moonsault (4:46).
*V? for Asuka.
3. Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda when Owashi pinned Owashi with La Magistral (10:26).
4. Sanshiro Takagi defeated Soma Takao by Disqualification when Takao attacked the referee (7:43).
5. HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kota Umeda & Makoto Oishi when HARASHIMA pinned Umeda with the Somato (12:42).
6. Masahiro Takanashi defeated MAO with the Takatonic (16:17).
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino when Sasaki pinned Iino with a Diving Elbow Drop (19:45).

Well it was nice while it lasted but Daisuke Sasaki is fighting clean no more. Sasaki kept up the good behaviour at first by shaking everyone’s hands and even calling out Tetsuya Endo for fighting dirty against Yuki Iino. But Sasaki eventually showed his true self when Yukinori Matsui got knocked out. With the referee gone, Sasaki said he couldn’t hold it in any longer and he kicked Konosuke Takeshita below the belt. He then threw a chair at Takeshita when they were outside the ring. Takeshita got revenge back inside when he took Sasaki’s chair and smashed it over Sasaki’s head. Takeshita then tried to squash Sasaki by Power Bombing Iino onto him but Sasaki rolled out of the way. Takeshita then tried to give Sasaki a German Suplex but Sasaki grabbed onto Matsui to block the move and do the Now Or Never Instead. With Takeshita out of the picture, Endo gave Iino the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb and Sasaki pinned him with a Diving Elbow.

Sasaki mocked Takeshita after the match by calling him stupid for ever believing that Sasaki was a good guy now. Takeshita admitted he keeps falling for Sasaki’s tricks but he really thought Sasaki meant it this time because there was a glint in his eyes that was never there before. Even Endo said he was also falling for it. Sasaki told everyone he will protect the KO-D Openweight Title from being taken by idiots like Takeshita. He ended the show with the DAMNATION motto, adding “You must never trust us” at the end of his mantra.

Masahiro Takanashi doesn’t see what is so threatening about MAO. He beat him cleanly in a singles match today. Yukio Sakaguchi couldn’t do that but Takanashi showed there is nothing to fear. For MAO the defeat brought back bad memories of NωA and the times when Shuten-dōji would beat them over and over. MAO needs to beat Shuten-dōji at Sumo Hall so he can move on from that period of his life.

After Match #5, HARASHIMA got on the microphone to talk about how he still doesn’t know what the stipulation is for his DDT Extreme Title match at Sumo Hall in two weeks time. Luckily for him, the champion Shinya Aoki was in the building and he came down to the ring. Aoki already said the stipulation. They will be fighting for “our pride”. Hisaya Imabayashi stepped in and asked for clarification but HARASHIMA understood Aoki’s point. Aoki and HARASHIMA will fight with their pride on the line.

Something has been bothering Soma Takao lately and Sanshiro Takagi was determined to find out what. He brought out the Dream Go but once again it fell apart as soon as it was used. The match turned violent with both Takagi and Takao smashing the plastic boxes over each other until Daisuke Kiso told them to stop. Takao then made a pile of chairs in the ring and gave Kiso a Michinoku Driver onto them! He then gave Takagi a the Scwhein but the bell rang and Takao was disqualified for attacking the referee. Takao told Takagi that he is angry at him, angry at Ryuji Ito, angry at Chigusa Nagayo and angry at, well, everything! Takagi told Takao to bring that anger with him to Sumo Hall. In his backstage interview, Takagi explained he has twenty years worth of reasons to be angry. New Japan, All Japan, NOAH, WWE and AEW have made him angry. He’s been angry at the wrestling magazines for the times they only gave DDT half a monochrome page worth of coverage in their issues. When he goes to other shows and gets stuck in a packed lobby that makes him angry. What reason does Takao have to be angry at in comparison?

Yesterday Toru Owashi made his triumphant return to Dragon Gate for the first time in 14 years! Today he marked the occasion by imitating Masato Yoshino’s high speed rope running at the start of Match #3. The match also featured a lot of kiss teasing between the wrestlers. Owashi and Honda first teased it when they were fighting over Gongitsune. Yuki Ueno and Kazusada Higuchi then teased it but their moment was interrupted when Owashi pinned Honda.

Asuka had nothing in her schedule today so she came to the building and added herself into the 3 Way Match. Kazuki Hirata dared Asuka and Saki Akai to give Mad Paulie a Double Suplex and they succeeded. The three of them danced until Asuka and Akai attacked Hirata. Asuka turned on Akai and hit her with a High Kick. Asuka then pinned Hirata with a Choke Slam and the Moonsault.

The Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlets will be up for grabs on the 23rd February Shinjuku FACE show. A new rule has been added this year where the Gauntlets can only be cashed in for an immediate title match. The holder can no longer declare their intention to cash in on a certain date in advance.


Sasaki Turns Over A New Leaf, Tokyo Joshi Roster Grows, New York Main Event Revealed

February 4, 2019

DDT “ROAD TO WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019 ~FREE BOX OFFICE SIMULATION SPECIAL~”, 06/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Saki Akai
2. Akito & Space Monkey Vs Jason Kincaid & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kota Umeda & Makoto Oishi
5. MAO Vs Masahiro Takanashi
6. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Soma Takao
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

Daisuke Sasaki has so far lived up to his promise to wrestle fair and square. Konosuke Takeshita is convinced Sasaki has turned over a new leaf. Will the rest of DAMNATION follow suit?

MAO has been getting victories over Yukio Sakaguchi and Masahiro Takanashi under fluke circumstances. He now faces Takanashi one on one and Takanashi has used some creative ideas to win his singles matches recently.

Naomi Yoshimura has ditched Danshoku Dieno and is now on his own. However Yuki Ueno wants him to join DISASTER BOX and he has the approval of HARASHIMA to invite him in. Yoshimura hasn’t answered yet. He and Ueno are generational rivals but maybe forming a tag team together isn’t a bad idea. It worked out well the last time with Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo. Just ignore the part where Endo hates Takeshita’s guts now.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 10/02/2019
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Pom Harajuku Vs YUMI
2. Shoko Nakajima & Natsumi Maki Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
3. Yuka Sakazaki, Haruna Neko & Himawari Unagi Vs Maki Ito, Yuna Manase & Pinano Pipipipi
4. Mizuki & Raku Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
5. Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino
6. Nodoka Tenma Vs Miu Watanabe
7. Miyu Yamashita Vs Hikari Noa

The current Tokyo Joshi Pro title programs continue. Also Hyper Misao has returned from her break and Haruna Neko has recovered from her minor injury.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Mahiro Debut Match: Mahiro Vs X
2. Rika Tatsumi Return Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs X
3. Sakisama Vs X
4. Maki Ito Vs Natsumi Maki
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma

Sakisama is back, Rika Tatsumi is back and Mahiro makes her debut. The roster has grown a lot these last few months.

DDT “DDT IS COMING TO AMERICA”, 04/04/2019
La Boom, Queens, New York

1. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita

The main event for DDT’s trip to New York is Sasaki Vs Takeshita in a “JUDGEMENT 2019” rematch! No mention yet if the KO-D Openweight Title will be on the line. There will most likely be a defence in March first so there’s no guarantee the champion coming out of Sumo Hall will still hold the belt come April.