Producer Dino In Charge, Kodaka 15 Years, DDT Nostalgia, Ohka Gambles Big

August 22, 2017

DDT “DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~FIRST REQUEST SPECIAL!~”, 25/08/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. Match To Determine If Amon Tsurumi Can Return As GM: Amon Tsurumi Vs X

With “RYOGOKU PETER PAN” done for another year it’s time for a fresh start in DDT, especially since we now have Danshoku Dino as the Producer. The card for DDT’s next show will be determined through “Danshoku Interviews” Dino will hold with the roster. Also he is giving Amon Tsurumi an opportunity to return to his role as General Manager but Tsurumi has to wrestle for it. Tsurumi does not need to win to get his job back, he only has to do a good enough job convincing Producer Dino that he deserves it.

DDT “DRAMATIC ARMOR ATTACK! 2017”, 27/08/2017
Kanagawa Odawara Arena

0. King Of Dark Title: Dai Suzuki (c) Vs Kouki Iwasaki
1. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. Big Single Match At Late Summer ~ 41 Year Old Chubby Wrestler Vs 38 Year Old Idol Wrestler!: Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
5. Big Single Match At Late Summer ~ Crazy Gold Wolf Vs Crazy D●ck Throw!: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Joey Ryan
6. Odawara Specialty! Kanagawa Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Some extra rules have been established for the brand new KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles. After the first champions were crowned Dino quickly realised how difficult it will be to schedule all five members of the team to appear at the same shows on a regular basis. In this situation, only Makoto Oishi & Ken Ohka can be relied on for regular DDT bookings at this moment in time. LiLiCo, Lady Beard and Super Sasadango Machine all have conflicting schedules. So the plan is title defences will be endorsed if at least 3 members of the defending team including the team captain are available. The remaining spots on the team can be filled by temporary replacements. However the replacements will not be recognised as champions themselves. Any successful defences will be credited to the original champions even when they are absent.

BASARA “VAJRA 45 ~OSHU BATTLE~”, 02/09/2017
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

1. Single Match With Beef Tongue As Ingredients: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama
2. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Miyagino Ward~: Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita & Masamune

Isami Kodaka is setting up a few special matches in the build up to his 15th Anniversary show this October.

DDT “NON-FIX ~ 9.13 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL EXTRA EDITION VOL. 2”, 13/09/2017
Shibuya Club ATOM

1. 4 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Muscle Sakai Vs Ken Ohka
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs HERO!, MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Poison Sawada JULIE Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

DDT returns to Shibuya Club ATOM for the first time since I think 2004 for a nostalgia show. Poison Sawada JULIE comes out of retirement to team with ALL OUT. Other returns include HERO!, MIKAMI, Tanomusaku Toba and Muscle Saki.

DDT “FACTORY WRESTLING IN MIYAJI IRON WORKS 2017”, 20/09/2017
Miyagi Iron Works

KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dino

When the working day is done, DDT will take over the Miyaji Iron Works for a special Factory Pro Wrestling match. The KO-D Tag Team Titles are on the line! Naomichi Marufuji is hesitant about wrestling a Falls Count Anywhere Match inside a factory but his boss over in NOAH gave him permission to take part.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. “Kamen Women” Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura Vs Emi Sakura & Riho
2. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs “brother” YASSHI

Days before Ken Ohka puts his Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title on the line in the special 3 Way Match, he will first have to go through a title defence in Ganbare☆Wrestling. The good news for Okha is if he loses the title to “brother” YASSHI, he will still be part of the 3 Way Titles Match in DDT. The bad news is he will have to put something else on the line to replace the title. More on that below.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? ~DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~LAST REQUEST SPECIAL!~”, 24/09/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title, DDT Extreme Title & Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita (c/K) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (c/E) Vs Ken Ohka (c/I)

Producer Dino ended “RYOGOKU PETER PAN” with a major announcement concerning the main event for DDT’s next show in Korakuen Hall. It is a 3 Way Match with the KO-D Openweight Title, DDT Extreme Title and Independent World Jr. Title all on the line! The winner will become a double champion, taking the title from whoever he pins or submits. The odd man out will escape the match with their respective championship still in their grasp. In the case that Ohka loses his championship in Ganpuro a few days before this show, he agrees to put his entire life savings of 664,111 yen on the line instead.


Hunt For Full Face, Okuda Will Take DNA To School, TOKYO Princess Tag Titles

August 16, 2017

DNA “DNA 36”, 07/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yuki Ino Vs X
2. Daiki Shimomura Vs Masato Kamino
3. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Diego & Royce Isaacs
4. Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda & Mizuki Watase
5. Dai Suzuki Vs Tanomusaku Toba
6. Shunma Katsumata & Mike Bailey
7. MAO & Rekka Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Full Face

Both MAO & Rekka have been victims of attacks by the mysterious Full Face. MAO blames Naomi Yoshimura for being involved in the mystery too. He was already determined to unmask Full Face and discover the biker’s real identity but is even more so now that DNA has promised to refund tickets to people who do not enjoy the show.

Keisuke Okuda’s comments about about the DNA roster being lukewarm talents has ruffled some feathers. Both Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani would be happy to prove him wrong. Even Mizuki Watase would rather fight him than team with him. But Watase promises to bring an exciting fight for Iwasaki & Shimatani out of respect for them. Okuda has called the three of them elementary students and he will teach them all how to fight properly.

Koju Takeda is from Triple Six.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SHINKIBA DE BAKOON!”, 09/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
4. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKOHAMA DE BAKOON!”, 16/09/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES YOKOHAMA”, 14/10/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

Tokyo Joshi Pro is creating its own tag team championship. The TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament will be up for grabs in a tournament spanning three shows in September and October. The teams will be announced at a later date but there should be a few guaranteed entries. Tokyo Joshi’s regular teams include the Dragon Bombers (Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone), NEO Biishiki-gun (Saki-nami & Martha), Konkatsu-gun (Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko) and the Ito Respect Army (Maki Ito & Mizuki). Three more examples of teams that could enter are Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima, Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi and Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan.


Ganbare☆Climax This Weekend, Nanaka Kawamura Debut, FUMA Fest

August 11, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 1ST ROUND”, 11/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1A: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1B: Dave Crist Vs Yukihiro Abe
3. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1C: KENSO Vs Ben McCoy
4. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1D: Chikara Vs Kendo Kashin
5. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1E: KAZMA SAKAMOTO Vs Tanomusaku Toba
6. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1F: Ken Ohka Vs Yumehito Imanari
7. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1G: Hollywood GOTA Vs Takafumi Ito
8. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1H: Shinichiro Wakita Vs GENTARO

The match order for the show has not been decided yet but the playoff bracket is set.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 2ND ROUND”, 12/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2A: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner of Match 1B
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2B: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner of Match 1D
3. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2C: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner of Match 1F
4. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2D: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner of Match 1H

Minoru Fujita was supposed to appear on this show but had to cancel for unknown reasons. Luckily, Ganbare The Great is around to take his place.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 13/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Semi Final: Winner Of Match 2A Vs Winner of Match 2B
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Semi Final: Winner Of Match 2C Vs Winner of Match 2D
3. HARUKAZE’s Hot Summer: HARUKAZE Vs Saori Anou
4. Ganbare☆Climax – Final: X Vs X

What could overshadow this?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura Vs Emi Sakura & Sato

Way back in February, Ganbare☆Wrestling held an audition to find new trainees. The standout was a 21 year old woman named Nanaka Kawamura who wants to fulfill her mother’s dream of becoming a pro wrestler. Six months passed and she reemerged this week to promote her debut match to be held in September. Kawamura was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa on 26th December, 1995. She is 161cm high and her blood type is O. Away from wrestling, Kawamura is part of an idol group who all wear masks for their opponents, which explains the Jason hockey mask that is part of her outfit. Her aim isn’t to be a cute idol but a cool pro wrestler instead.

BASARA “FUMA FEST”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

FUMA is putting together his own metal gig. Bands lined up to appear are Hammerhead, Hell Dump, Nihonto and Thorn. FUMA’s entrance song will be a live performance by Hammerhead.


BASARA Vs Dove Pro Ramps Up

August 8, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “~AT THIS TIME, EXCITEMENT IN ITABASHI~”, 12/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Mizuki Vs Marika Kobashi
2. Syoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Yuu Vs Yuna Manase
4. Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone Vs Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Miyu Yamashita Vs Reika Saiki & Maki Ito

NEO Biishiki-gun have assured their fans that they will be at the show for an autograph session.

BASARA “VAJRA 42 ~FEAST~”, 23/08/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Takato Nakano
2. Yasu Urano Vs SAGAT
3. Trans-Am Appearance! Release, Best Stretchman V3’s Special Move: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Best Stretchman V3
4. BASARA x DOVE All Round Fight: Yusuke Kubo & Gouma Ryu Vs Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma
5. BASARA x DOVE Full Confrontation Elimination Hardcore 8-Man Tag Match: Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kid, Naoki Tanizaki & “brother” YASSHI

The BASARA Vs Dove Pro rivalry is now at full speed with a weekend of shows dedicated to inter-promotional matches.

BASARA “VAJRA 43 ~FEAST~”, 24/08/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yasu Urano Vs Takato Nakano
2. 3 Way Match: FUMA Vs SAGAT Vs Gouma Ryu
3. BASARA x DOVE Full Combat Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Takumi Tsukamoto & Daichi Kazato Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kid & Rey Paloma
4. BASARA x DOVE All Round Fight: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naoki Tanizaki & “brother” YASSHI
5. BASARA x DOVE All Round Fight: Isami Kodaka Vs Kenshin Chikano
6. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryucihi (c) Vs Yusuke Kubo

Oddly enough, Best Stretchman V3 is reverting back to Daichi Kazato for the Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match. Will this be one time only or is he getting ready to move on from the gimmick?

BASARA “VAJRA 44 ~RED~”, 26/08/2017
Aichi Sportiva Arena

1. FUMA Vs Takato Nakano
2. Lawyer Aims For Best Stretchman V3!: Best Stretchman V3 Vs Gouma Ryu
3. Cavalry Vs Sportiva Army: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shinya Ishida & Fuminori Abe
4. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Yasu Urano & Takumi Tsukamoto
5. Isami Kodaka Vs Yusuke Kubo

If Yusuke Kubo wins the Union MAX Title two days earlier, perhaps Isami Kodaka will get a title shot.

BASARA “VAJRA 44 ~BLUE~”, 27/08/2017
Aichi Sportiva Arena

1. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1
4. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs Winners Of Match 2
5. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The names entering the tournament are Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo, Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu, Best Stretchman V3, Gouma Ryu, Takato Nakano and Yasu Urano. The teams and matches will be randomly determined the day before the show.

DNA “DNA 36”, 07/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Dai Suzuki Vs Tanomusaku Toba
2. Shunma Katsumata & Mike Bailey
3. MAO & Rekka Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Full Face

The biker mystery in DNA continues and Naomi Yoshimura seems to be involved in it. The biker, now going by the name Full Face, was unmasked as Dai Suzuki during DNA’s Beer Garden show. But that makes no sense because the biker had interacted with Suzuki in front of the audience earlier in the show. Yoshimura said this is all to make DNA more interesting and he seems to enjoy it. In fact, if anybody attending the event thinks it was a boring show then DNA promises to give them a full refund.


BASARA “VAJRA 40 ~FEAST~” Results

July 20, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 40 ~FEAST~”, 20/07/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
176 Fans

1. Fuminori Abe defeated Takato Nakano with an Armlock (8:47).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu defeated Atsushi Maruyama and Yasu Urano when Ryu submitted Maruyama with a Reverse Cross Armbreaker (14:12).
3. Cavalry Vs Best Stretch Yoyogi Uehara Store: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Tsutomu Oosugi & Best Stretchman V3 when Sekine submitted Stretchman with the Let’s Combine (11:24).
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Gunso & SAGAT when Kodaka pinned SAGAT with the Isamuashi Zan (17:26).
5. Trans-Am ★ Family Vs IRON PRIEST: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane defeated Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Tanaka when Kubo pinned Ryuichi with the Death Metal Roll (16:28).

For the first time in BASARA, the unbeatable Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi has been pinned! Yusuke Kubo countered Ryuichi’s Perfect Five into the Death Metal Roll for the surprise three count, giving IRON PRIEST the win over Trans-Am ★ Family. The result gives Kubo a strong argument for getting a Union MAX Title shot. But somebody outside of the Trans-Am ★ Family doesn’t like that idea. Isami Kodaka earlier in the show declared his intentions of winning his belt back and he thinks he should get a shot before Kubo does. And since this is Kodaka’s company, his word is law! FUMA protested and said BASARA was created to give everyone freedom. Kodaka disagreed and said it was so he could be a dictator. FUMA then said Kubo has beaten Ryuichi while Kodaka hasn’t. Kodaka couldn’t argue against that and admitted he was being unfair. Kubo pinning Ryuichi is a big deal so that should be rewarded. Kodaka backed off so Kubo could declare himself the No. 1 Contender. Ryuichi’s response to Kubo was “OK. Understand. You are next!”

Kodaka is excited by the matches BASARA and Dove Pro are having together. He wants more crazy matches like the one they had today and is looking forward to the next bouts happening next month in Osaka and Hiroshima. However, that’s not all that Kodaka wants. He also declared his intentions to win back the Union MAX Title!

Yasu Urano was taken to court accused by Atsushi Maruyama of damaging DDT’s finances when he became a freelancer. He was questioned by Maruyama about why he left DDT. Urano gave the answer that he wants compete with various wrestlers around the scene. Maruyama didn’t believe him and is convinced Urano has a desire to destroy DDT. Ryuichi Sekine was brought in as a witness. He said he was thinking about quitting wrestling until Urano came to BASARA to fight him. Hagane was next and he said the same. As the questioning continued, Gouma Ryu was insulted when Maruyama said he is not a wrestler but a lawyer so he shouldn’t be standing inside the ring. Ryu snapped and put Matsuyama in a Cross Armbreaker, making him submit and ending the trial. Urano was declared innocent.


YAROZ “YAROZ PART 5” Results

July 13, 2017

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 5”, 13/07/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
244 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote-gun Total Competition! Opening Match: Akito defeated Gota Ihashi with a Modified Omoplata (9:03).
2. WWF (World Wide Fundoshi) Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Joey Ryan defeated Manabu Soya & Hoshitango when Ryan pinned Hoshitango with the Super Kick (10:22).
3. YaroZ Specialty! Undress Wrestling 2017: Danshoku Dino defeated Dai Suzuki by Pinfall (6:07).
4. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: A.YAZAWA (w/ Kaori from The Bed Inn Girls) defeated Ryuichi Sekine (w/ Mai-chan from the Bed Inn Girls) with a Sunset Flip (13:37).
5. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote-gun Total Competition! Final Settlement: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi, Rocky Kawamura & Ken Ohka defeated Makoto Oishi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Mizuki Watase & Shigehiro Irie when Higuchi pinned Oishi with the YaroZ Bomb (9:52).

The YaroZ were in a lot of trouble when it was time for the main event. Midway through the show the hated Mote Mote-gun demanded that the main event change from 3 Vs 3 to 4 Vs 4. They then tempted Shigehiro Irie to be their 4th man, promising he would get to meet super famous G-cup gravure models if he joined them. Irie told Kazusada Higuchi he would not leave because he is a Yaro. He hugged Higuchi then suddenly gave him a Sister Abigail. Irie tore off his shirt and joined the Mote Mote-gun! The YaroZ would now go into the main event with a 2 Vs 4 disadvantage.

Higuchi & Toru Owashi were ready to fight despite being outnumbered. But help came when Ken Ohka appeared. It was now 3 Vs 4 until Rocky Kawamura came out to even the numbers. Higuchi tried to knock some sense into Irie so he would snap out and go back to normal. It didn’t work and soon Irie looked like he was going to attack his friend with a chair. The Bed Inn Girls ran in and begged him not to do it. Makoto Oishi scared them away and held Higuchi so Irie would hit him with the Beast Bomber. Irie wound up his arm but stopped himself when the H-cup “Goddess of YaroZ” Tsukasa Wachi walked out on the ramp wearing a swimsuit. She called out to Irie and asked him to return to his usual lovely self. Oishi panicked and demanded Irie hit the Beast Bomber. Irie bounced off the ropes and did the move… on Oishi! He wiped out the rest of the Mote Mote-gun while Higuchi pinned Oishi with the YaroZ Bomb to end the match. The YaroZ thanked Wachi for using her talents to turn Irie back to normal. Irie was sorry for his behaviour and also thanked Wachi. He asked her for her LINE address but she said she doesn’t have one. He then asked her out but she sheepishly said she had a photoshoot to go to and quickly left the ring. The Bed Inn Girls also said they don’t have LINE accounts but they both kissed Irie on the cheeks to cheer him up.

The Bed Inn Girls joined in to dance and tease with A.YAZAWA and Ryuichi Sekine during the Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match. They wore bikinis until they changed into gowns during the last song. Oddly enough this aroused the wrestlers more than when they were wearing less.

The stakes were high in the match between Dai Suzuki and Danshoku Dino. If Suzuki won then Wachi would promise to strip down to her swimsuit. But if Dino won then Yuki Ueno would have to strip completely naked. Luckily for Ueno, everyone on the YaroZ side did not want him to lose and did almost everything they could to prevent it from happening. Yukinori Matsui counted slow whenever Dino had Suzuki pinned and fast when Suzuki pinned Dino. He also kept Suzuki’s arm up while Dino sent him to sleep with a Sleeper Hold then carried Suzuki like a puppet to try and make him fight back. Dino knocked out Matsui with a Lip Lock and called in Daisuke Kiso to keep the match fair. But when he counted Dino’s pin, Higuchi pulled Kiso out of the ring and all of the YaroZ gathered around to stomp on him. The YaroZ then ganged up on Dino but he snuck a Cradle on Suzuki and Yuya Okada appeared out of nowhere to make the three count. A victorious Dino chased after Ueno while an angry Matsui gave Okada a Backbreaker. The chaos stopped when Wachi appeared and said she didn’t want everyone fighting over her. She then stripped down to her swimsuit and everyone was happy. Except for Ueno.

The World Wide Fundoshi match was taken very seriously. Everyone involved in the match had to wear a fundoshi. Even the referee and the cameraman! Sanshiro Takagi demanded it because the rules of this match are sacred.

Akito insulted both Gota Ihashi and the audience before the first match. He said Ihashi came from a pig farm and the audience were supporting him because of self-projection. In the match itself, Ihashi missed a Moonsault and gave up to an Arm Trap Omoplata afterwards. Despite the mean words said at the start, Akito shook Ihashi’s hand when the match was over.


Bad Blood Grows Between Sasaki And Ryan, Ishii’s Final Cut, Meiko Upsets Miyu

July 11, 2017

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 5”, 13/07/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote-gun Total Competition! Opening Match: Gota Ihashi Vs Akito
2. WWF (World Wide Fundoshi) Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Joey Ryan Vs Manabu Soya & Hoshitango
3. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs Ryuichi Sekine
4. YaroZ Specialty! Undress Wrestling 2017: Dai Suzuki Vs Danshoku Dino
5. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote-gun Total Competition! Final Settlement: Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Ken Ohka Vs Makoto Oishi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Mizuki Watase

Antonio Honda Vs Ryuichi Sekine is now a Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match. The Bed Inn Girls are advertised to take part in the match too.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~EARLY SUMMER~”, 15/07/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Rekka
2. 2 Vs 1 Handicap Match To Verify Whether It Is Hirata Or Not: Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Hirata Collection A.T.
3. Crazy Gold Wolf Vs Gon, The Little Fox: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Antonio Honda
4. 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Joey Ryan Vs Akito
5. Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
7. ‘Hama Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Keisuke Ishii & Mike Bailey

The grudge between Daisuke Sasaki and Joey Ryan over women and championships continues. Akito is thrown into the mix here.

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017”, 23/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda & Ken Ohka
2. Special Tag Match: Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshiko
3. Tetsuya Endo Vs Shunma Katsumata
4. Road To Ryogoku 4 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito & Diego Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
5. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (E/c) Vs Joey Ryan (I/c)
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii
*Keisuke Ishii will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

Keisuke Ishii spent today training with Kaz Hayashi in the WRESTLE-1 Dojo. The purpose of the training was for Ishii to properly learn how to do the Final Cut. Ishii found the experience nostalgic because it reminded him of his days training at the All Japan dojo. Hayashi then showed Ishii a special whole body exercise he calls the “secret of his youth”. Afterwards they went to Final Cut training with Yuki Ueno being used as the victim. Although Wikipedia describes the hold as a focused elbow movement, Hayashi says the arm should be moved more like you are throwing a Lariat. He also talked about learning the move from Shane Helms during his time in WCW. When Hayashi brought the move to Japan he named it the Final Cut without Shane’s permission. When the session was over both Ishii and Hayashi were pleased with the results. Ueno was just sore. Ishii said he will use the move in his title match when the opportunity presents itself.

DAMNATION get the next shot at the KO-D Tag Team Titles. The duo in action are the two heavyweights, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 13/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. HARUKAZE’s Hot Summer: HARUKAZE Vs Saori Anou

Minoru Fujita will be on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING ~THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW ERA~”, 26/08/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Meiko Satomura

A singles match between Miyu Yamashita and Meiko Satomura is set for Tokyo Joshi Pro’s return to Korakuen Hall this August. The match was made because of an incident that happened between the two at “JUDGEMENT 2017” back in March. Satomura pinned Yamashita in a trios match then kicked her afterwards. Satomura at the time requested a singles match and finally it is happening. Yamashita looks up to Satomura and is happy to get the opportunity to fight her. Satomura on the other hand does not have as many nice things to day about her opponent. She remembers challenging Yamashita for a match but now is just treating it like any other match. Doesn’t matter if it’s in Korakuen or Saitama Super Arena, it’s all the same to her. She hasn’t seen any of Yamashita’s matches since they fought and her opinion of the girl hasn’t changed. Satomura’s comments upset Yamashita so much she had to fight back tears as she responded. She may feel miserable now but she is excited to fight Satomura again. It was a big deal for her and Syoko Nakajima to fight with Satomura and Aja Kong at Saitama. Yamashita now wants to bring in new fans to Tokyo Joshi by fighting outside wrestlers like Satomura.