Fujita Close Contact, CDK Comeback, Otani Injured At Ganpro

September 14, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~”, 15/09/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hyper Misao Vs Kaya Toribami
2. Yuka Sakazaki, Suzume & Haruna Neko Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Kamifuku & Arisu Endo
3. Hikari Noa & Nao Kakuta Vs Yuki Aino & Raku
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Mizuki & Pom Harajuku
5. Miyu Yamashita, Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Shoko Nakajima & Moka Miyamoto

The team-ups are done for now. Miyu Yamashita and Maki Itoh are on opposite sides for their next “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” warmup match.

Yuki Arai is quickly forming teams with her senpais. Yamashita helped train her so that’s a natural duo and she is getting along in the ring with Miu Watanabe too. The three of them team up together for the first time. Meanwhile Moka Miyamoto is becoming something of a rival to Arai as the two rookies breaking in around the same time. Shoko Nakajima gets to be the x factor in the match.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 18/09/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Koroku
4. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yukio Naya
5. Yokohama Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Keigo Nakamura Vs Chris Brookes & HARASHIMA
6. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano

Minoru Fujita has been pulled from the show because he may have recently been in close contact with the Coronavirus. He is still waiting on an update so he will not be ready to compete in time if it turns out to be a negative case. Takumi Tsukamoto takes his place at the Yokohama show.

BASARA “BASARA 170 ~HOJIRO~”, 20/09/2021
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: FUMA (4) Vs Takato Nakano (2)
2. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (4) Vs Masato Kamino (2)

The “Nameless Corps” of Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano were supposed to challenge for the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles on this show. However Fujita is one third of the champions and cannot be at this show either. The title match has been cancelled for that reason.

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura (c) Vs Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura
3. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

Fujita will likely be good to go in time for the DDT Universal Title match to go ahead.

Two former KO-D Tag Team Champions are looking to take hold of the belts again. HARASHIMA was the previous champion as part of Smile Pissari until The 37KAMIINA defeated them. This time HARASHIMA is staying inside DISASTER BOX to look for a tag partner and he ended up with Naomi Yoshimura. These wrestlers are all no strangers to each other but it is still a first time tag team match up.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 8 ~LAUGHING GATE FORTUNE~”, 17/10/2021
Osaka City Abeno Ward Center

1. Masahiro Takanashi Returns To Osaka! Special Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs X & X
2. Special Singles Match To Commemorate Yukinori Matsui’s 25th Anniversary Of His Debut Two Years Later: Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro
3. Special Tag Match ~OSAKA THE BEST~: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Shigehiro Irie & Naomi Yoshimura
4. Special Tag Match ~ South Osaka Great War! Izumi Vs Kishiwada: Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Inaba no Buffalo

Four Osaka wrestlers all forged by DDT are put together in one match by Yukinori Matsui. Out of the four, Shigehiro Irie is sort of the black sheep of the group. But when Matsui wants him to show up at a DDT show he is booking, Irie will always oblige.

Osaka gets the first CDK tag match in DDT since Masahiro Takanashi’s comeback.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2021 1ST ROUND”, 24/10/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

The Ganbare☆Climax tournament returns for the first time in three years. The single elimination tournament will consist of three shows in October and November. The last tournament winner was Yumehito Imanari in 2018.

Shinjiro Otani fractured his left forearm during Sunday’s match against Kouki Iwasaki. The injury requires surgery and he will not be at any of Ganbare☆Pro’s upcoming shows in September and October.


BASARA “BASARA 169 ~THE 14TH FOX PRINCE~” Results

September 12, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 169 ~THE 14TH FOX PRINCE~”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
??? Fans – Withheld

1. Jacket Match ~Hiroshi, 2 Consecutive Matches~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Banana Senga by TKO when Senga’s second threw in the towel (R4 0:00).
2. 3 Way Match: SAGAT defeated Daiki Shimomura and Tsutomu Oosugi when SAGAT pinned Shimomura with the Goregrind (9:05).
3. Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano defeated FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato when Urano pinned Kazato with the Cross-Arm TFPB (11:56).
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Isami Kodaka (4) defeated Masato Kamino (0) with the 1244 (10:45).
5. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (4) defeated Takato Nakano (2) with the V Slider (15:36).

Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League Standings

1. FUMA (4)
-. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
4. Masato Kamino (2)
-. Takato Nakano (2)

The trio of Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano challenged Sento Minzoku for the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles after their match. Daiki Shimomura accepted the challenge on behalf of his team and the match will be held on 20th September.


Yamashita Looks For Redemption, Hiroshi’s 2 Jacket Matches, YuuRI Signs With Ganpro, Busy Akiyama

September 7, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LIVE WITH YOUR TIME”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Kaya Toribami
2. Maki Itoh Vs Marika Kobashi
3. Mizuki, Raku & Moka Miyamoto Vs Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Kamifuku
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Nao Kakuta & Nodoka Tenma
5. Hikari Noa & Pom Harajuku Vs Rika Tatsumi & Suzume
6. Shoko Nakajima & Arisu Endo Vs Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai
7. Miyu Yamashita Vs Yuki Aino

On the last show Yuki Aino shocked Miyu Yamashita (and Maki Itoh) by beating her clean in the ring. Yamashita wants a singles match to avenge that loss and prove to Itoh that she will be at her best when its time for “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”. Aino beating her again would throw everything off course.

Yuki Arai is back after a month of Covid related setbacks.

BASARA “BASARA 167 ~THE 13TH FOX PRINCE~”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Jacket Match ~Hiroshi, 2 Consecutive Matches~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Takumi Tsukamoto
2. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs Fuminori Abe & Daiki Shimomura
3. Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Takato Nakano (2) Vs Masato Kamino (0)
5. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Isami Kodaka (2) Vs FUMA (2)

It’s still early days in the Next Challenger League. What we do know is Takumi Tsukamoto is guaranteed to be the Union MAX Champion defending against the league winner.

BASARA “BASARA 168 ~THE 14TH FOX PRINCE~”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Jacket Match ~Hiroshi, 2 Consecutive Matches~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Banana Senga
2. Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
3. 3 Way Match: SAGAT Vs Daiki Shimomura Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Isami Kodaka (2) Vs Masato Kamino (0)
5. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (2) Vs Takato Nakano (2)

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi will be doing two Jacket Matches on the day. He is currently ranked #7 in BASARA’s Jacket rankings. His opponent on show 1 is Tsukamoto ranked at #8. His second opponent Banana Senga is unranked.

GANBARE☆PRO “HARLEY DAVIDSON & MARLBORO MAN 2021”, 12/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Special Mixed 6-Person Tag Match: Shota, Moeka Haruhi & Miyako Matsumoto Vs Shinichiro Tominaga, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Takahiro Katori
3. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match: Cherry Vs YuuRI
4. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shu Sakurai
5. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match ~ 26 Year Revenge For The Master: Shinjiro Otani Vs Kouki Iwasaki
6. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match Part 2: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Nobody expected YuuRI to sign with Ganbare☆Pro after she left JUST TAP OUT. It goes to show not all of the movements going on in joshi right now are heading towards the same destination. She gets an established opponent from the get go, taking on Cherry in her first scheduled Ganpro match.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN ASAKUSA”, 16/09/2021
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater

1. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yusuke Okada
2. Yuki Ueno & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Yoshihiko
3. Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Mizuki Watase
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Keigo Nakamura
5. Jun Akiyama & Hideki Okatani Vs HARASHIMA & Yuya Koroku
6. Asakusa Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya

The entire bottom half of the card has been changed after Pheromones demanded to be in the same match together.

GANBARE☆PRO “BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA PLEASURE STYLE 2021”, 25/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Ganjo Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuna Manase, Yuna Mizumori & YuuRI Vs Asuka, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. THE HALFEE Vs Team Sanyo Sanin Full Scale Battle: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Minoru Fujita, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Shigehiro Irie Vs Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki
4. IJ Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai & Shota (c) Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganpro Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinjiro Otani
6. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

YuuRI also adds to the Ganbare☆Joshi roster and their fight against Yuu Yamagata’s group. YuuRI and Makoto are now included in the opening match.

The IJ Tag Team Titles match will be held under PWF Rules. That is the wrestling ruleset used by Tenryu Project.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Pheromones X Vs X & X
2. Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiko Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata
3. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
4. DAMNATION Dissolution Match: X Vs X
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

This is the end for DAMNATION. They are forced to split up after losing the final of the DRAMATIC SURVIVOR tournament. What their final match will be and who will be involved is currently a mystery.

Jun Akiyama recently made the shocking confession of wanting to team with Yoshihiko! He admitted he would rather do this than challenge for the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles.

The Pheromones have been teasing the addition of a third member to their team. Whoever it is will be showing up at Korakuen Hall!

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura (c) Vs Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani
2. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

Well Akiyama is challenging for the 8-Man Tag Titles anyway. He would rather the other four members of Junretsu fight for it but Makoto Oishi is injured long term so Akiyama has to be there. Maybe a first time in-ring meeting with Yoshiaki Yatsu will motivate him. The Olympics in Japan is now completely finished but can the champions keep their flame burning?

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 8 ~LAUGHING GATE FORTUNE~”, 17/10/2021
Osaka City Abeno Ward Center

1. Special Singles Match To Commemorate Yukinori Matsui’s 25th Anniversary Of His Debut Two Years Later: Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro
2. Special Tag Match ~ South Osaka Great War! Izumi Vs Kishiwada: Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Inaba no Buffalo.

Welcome to the alternate reality where Osaka Pro Wrestling still exists and has Jun Akiyama and Yusuke Okada both under contract. They’re going to have a local battle against Magnitude Kishiwada & Inaba no Buffalo. Kishiwada in particular is rather proud of being “Osaka’s Strongest Wrestler”. Time to put that to the test.


BASARA “BASARA 167 ~GLITTER~” Results

August 31, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 167 ~GLITTER~”, 31/08/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
??? Fans – Withheld

1. SAGAT & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato when SAGAT pinned Kazato with the Goregrind (10:39).
2. Handicap 3 Way Tag Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Masato Kamino & Yasu Urano and Gouma when Hiroshi pinned Gouma with a Cradle (9:21).
3. 3 Way Match: Banana Senga defeated Fuminori Abe and Daiki Shimomura when Senga pinned Abe and Shimomura with a Double Cradle (9:07).
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Takato Nakano (2) defeated Isami Kodaka (2) with the Warrior’s Return (10:03).
5. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (2) defeated FUMA (2) with the V Slider (14:02).
6. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) defeated Minoru Fujita with the Zudon (19:44).
*V6 for Takumi Tsukamoto.

Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League Standings

1. Takato Nakano (2)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (2)
-. Isami Kodaka (2)
-. FUMA (2)
5. Masato Kamino (0)

Takumi Tsukamoto defeats this year’s Heaven Summit winner to retain the Union MAX Title! With Minoru Fujita now out of the way, Tsukamoto’s next defence is against the winner of the current round robin tournament. That match is happening in Korakuen Hall on 24th October.


Princess Cup Final 4, Baba Style The Correct Style? Akai Vs Manase, BASARA League

August 2, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE SKY IS THE LIMIT 2021”, 07/08/2021
Nagoya Civic Gymnasium 3rd Stadium

1. Miyu Yamashita & Yuki Arai Vs Yuki Aino & Moka Miyamoto

Yuki Arai’s first match in Nagoya is a big enough deal to main event the show because Nagoya is the home of SKE48. She will team with her mentor Miyu Yamashita against Yuki Aino & Moka Miyamoto. Another SKE48 member Shiori Aoki will be on commentary for the match.

Maki Itoh suffered a fractured left cheekbone in her Tokyo Princess Cup Quarter Final match. It will take two to four weeks for it to heal but she will definitely wrestle on 14th August. She will miss this Saturday’s show though.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IWATE”, 09/08/2021
Iwate Education Center Multipurpose Hall (Morioka City)

1. Toru Owashi Vs Yuya Koroku
2. 3 Way Matches: Chris Brookes Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai
3. HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Danshoku Dieno & Akito
4. Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
5. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Morioka Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura

Daisuke Sasaki is currently absent from shows after coming into close contact with a person who has the Coronavirus. Most of the matches on this show have been changed. Sasaki is expected to be cleared in time for DDT’s return to Korakuen Hall on 15th August.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto Vs Suzume & Arisu Endo
2. Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Raku Vs Nao Kakuta, Haruna Neko, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami
3. Yuki Arai “Midsummer Trials” Single 1st Match: Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuki Arai
4. Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Sakisama, Mei Saint-Michel & Yukio Saint Laurent Vs Rika Tatsumi, Pom Harajuku & Antonio Honda
5. Yuka Sakazaki AEW Triumphant Return Match: Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Noa
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Shoko Nakajima
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Mizuki Vs Maki Itoh

The semi final draw was held and the matchups are confirmed. Itoh is confident she will be fully healed in time to face Mizuki in the main event. Overcoming the pain is what makes Itoh stronger and this is the opponents she wants more than anyone else. Mizuki is aiming for the three-peat and has never lost to Itoh before. Winning this match will give her the confidence she needs to win the final 24 hours later. Miu Watanabe is now four years into her pro wrestling career and has fallen in love with it. She also revealed the idol she looks up to most is Mayu Watanabe from AKB48. Her opponent Shoko Nakajima reaches the final four once again but she isn’t taking it for granted. Tokyo Joshi Pro has grown so much over the years that it motivates her to be the best again.

Yuka Sakazaki has her first match back in Japan since coming home from the latest AEW tour.

A few other return appearances brings the Rika Tatsumi Vs NEO Biishiki-gun feud back to life. Yukio Saint Laurent and Antonio Honda get involved again. The only difference is instead of a zombie we get Pom Harajuku.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~YOUTH FRENZY 2021~”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Chie Koishikawa
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari
3. This Time, A Special Tag Match To Celebrate Katsumura & Haruhi’s Tournament Victory: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto
4. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE Vs Yuu Yamagata & Makoto

The next Ganbare☆Joshi show sees Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE go through another attempt to beat Yuu Yamagata. This time Makoto is coming in to be Yamagata’s tag partner.

The Mixed Tag Match that was promised to Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi will take place here. Their match with Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto was cancelled last time when Haruhi had to go into self isolation over a close contact scare.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuki Arai “Midsummer Trials” Single 2nd Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuki Arai
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

For the first time since November, Aja Kong will be on the show.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mizuki Watase Return Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Hideki Okatani
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura
3. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
4. Yuki Ueno & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
5. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
6. DDT Extreme Title – Hardcore Judo Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

In a press conference today the participants of both title matches got to speak. The KO-D Tag Team Titles match will be Yusuke Okada’s first championship shot in DDT since he signed with the company. Jun Akiyama is looking forward to teaming with his student and trusts him enough to let him do his stuff. Shunma Katsumata is determined not to lose the titles in his first defence. He also wants to pin Akiyama again like he did at the Ultimate Tag League. His partner Konosuke Takeshita said he will focus on Akiyama because he can rely on Katsumata to win the match if it comes down to him. The match serves as a clash of different wrestling styles and philosophies. Takeshita says there is no correct answer for pro wrestling that applies to everybody. Akiyama disagrees because he thinks the Giant Baba style that he learned has all of the right answers. Baba’s way is the correct way and the proof is in Akiyama being the current KO-D Openweight Champion.

The Olympic atmosphere in Japan has inspired Shinya Aoki to defend the DDT Extreme Title against MAO in a Hardcore Judo match. Aoki and MAO aren’t sure themselves what the rules are in a Hardcore Judo match but they are excited to do it.

GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021”, 28/08/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Takahiro Katori
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Asuka Vs Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE
3. Special Tag Match That Leaves No Stone Unturned: Yasu Urano & Shota Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Ganpro Special 6-Man Tag Match: Shinjiro Otani, Yumehito Imanari & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
5. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Seiya Morohashi Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shu Sakurai

A second match is added to Ken Ohka’s 20th Anniversary celebration. Seiya Morohashi comes in representing Ohka’s days in Union Pro.

BASARA “BASARA 166 ~GLITTER~”, 31/08/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

The Union MAX Title match that was meant to happen at the end of July has been pushed back a month. Takumi Tsukamoto no longer has the BJW Death Match Title. Meanwhile Minoru Fujita still has his prize money just waiting to be spent once he becomes champion.

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~”, 01/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Voice actor Tetsu Inada will be involved with the Hiragana Muscle shows in September. His work includes shows from the Gundam and Super Robot Wars series. He also voiced MAO in the Kemono Michi anime DDT was involved with back in 2019. That’s not all. He has also been the voice in DDT’s opening videos for the last year.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase

It is a match Yuna Manase originally wanted at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” but it never came to be. She wants a singles match against Saki Akai so much she crashed a DDT show to demand it. Akai doesn’t have any strong feelings about her opponent. She remembers the year she debuted people online were hoping the two of them would team together but other than that they are from completely different parts of the wrestling scene. Akai recently wrestled in Ganpro and felt everyone there has passion but it went away very quickly. If Manase’s fire is red then Akai’s fire is blue and that is much more hotter.

BASARA “BASARA 172 ~FUDO FUKUTSU~”, 24/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (c) Vs X & X
2. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs X

A round robin tournament will be held in BASARA over the next two months to determine who will challenge for the MAX Title at Korakuen Hall. A fan vote will be held to determine the five entrants. The choices fans can vote for are Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Daichi Kazato, SAGAT, Ryota Nakatsu, Daiki Shimomura, Takato Nakano and Masato Kamino.


BASARA “BASARA 165 ~GLITTER~” Results

July 27, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 165 ~GLITTER~”, 27/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
??? Fans – Withheld

1. Banana Senga defeated Takato Nakano with a Warior’s Return Turnover (7:24).
2. 3 Way Match: Masato Kamino defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Yasu Urano when Kamino pinned Hiroshi with an Angle Slam (11:34).
3. Daiki Shimomura, Tsutomu Oosugi & Yuko Miyamoto defeated FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato when Miyamoto pinned Kazato with the Moonsault Press (13:47).
4. Itadaki Extra Edition Special Match: Gouma Vs Minoru Fujita ended in a Double Countout (13:41).
5. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (c) defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa when Abe pinned Nakatsu with the Onryo Clutch (16:48).
*V1 for Astronauts.

Astronauts say that the momentum of BASARA and Big Japan cannot be stopped by anything, even by Coronavirus or the Olympics! After failing to win the IRON FIST Tag Titles today, Ryota Nakatsu said he will now focus on regaining the Union MAX Title. That’s not all from Sparky, they want another tag title shot when SAGAT is cleared to wrestle again.

Since the MAX Title match was postponed, Minoru Fujita had to fight Gouma instead. The two ended up fighting outside and Gouma held onto Fujita’s leg long enough for both of them to get counted out. After the match Fujita promised that when he wins the MAX Title, he will first defend it against Masahiro Takanashi. He then told Gouma he will be the second defence afterwards!

On the day of the show, it was announced that Takumi Tsukamoto was no longer considered a close contact to SAGAT and is now free to leave quarantine. However he was still absent from the show because he did not have enough time to travel to the venue.


Changes To Tomorrow’s BASARA Show, Princess Cup Quarter Final, KO-D Tag Titles Match Back On

July 26, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 164 ~GLITTER~”, 27/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takato Nakano Vs Banana Senga
2. 3 Way Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Masato Kamino Vs Yasu Urano
3. Daiki Shimomura, Tsutomu Oosugi & Yuko Miyamoto Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
4. Itadaki Extra Edition Special Match: Gouma Vs Minoru Fujita
5. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa

There are last minute changes to the card after SAGAT tested positive for Covid-19. SAGAT had been feeling unwell with a low fever during the week and went to get tested. Isami Kodaka and Takumi Tsukamoto were both in close contact with him during the period and will also miss tomorrow’s show. All three of them will be absent for two weeks so they can self isolate.

The Union MAX Title match has been postponed and Minoru Fujita will face Gouma in a singles match instead. The IRON FIST Tag Titles match has been moved up to the main event with Akiyori Takizawa substituting for SAGAT.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Yuki Aino Vs Miu Watanabe
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Maki Itoh Vs Suzume
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki

Eight remain as the Tokyo Princess Cup moves over to Shinjuku FACE. The bracket ends here and a lottery determines who faces who in the Semi Finals.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
2. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

The KO-D Tag Team Titles match is back on! Makoto Oishi is out long term so Yusuke Okada has finally joined Junretsu to make it up to him. Okada and Jun Akiyama challenge Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata for the belts.

The Double Title match is now just for one championship after Shinya Aoki lost the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title at a charity football game DDT was at. Danshoku Dieno is now the current champion. Aoki still has the DDT Extreme Title so that is up for grabs against MAO.


Isami Anniversary Match, Takanashi’s Show Pushed Back To September

July 12, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 163 ~TAKAGARI 4~”, 17/07/2021
Takashimadaira Ward Community Center

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Takato Nakano
2. Daichi Kazato Vs Masato Kamino
3. FUMA Vs Yasu Urano
4. Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ryota Nakatsu, SAGAT & Akiyori Takizawa
5. Isami Kodaka 19th Anniversary Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Daiki Shimomura

Former IRON FIST Tag Champions collide to celebrate Isami Kodaka’s 19th anniversary in wrestling. Daiki Shimomura has learned a lot from teaming with Kodaka the last couple of years. Now it’s time to put him to the test.

Takumi Tsukamoto is now a triple crown champion! He won the CCW Canadian Heavyweight Title from Kohei Kinoshita at a TTT show over the weekend, making him a champion in three promotions now. How a championship that vanished from the Canadian indies a few years ago ended up being revived in Japan, I have no idea.

The same TTT show saw Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Shota lose to Guts Ishijima & Speed Of Sounds in a GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles match. That was Ganbare☆Pro’s last chance to take the titles away from Ishijima again so that looks to be the end of that championship in Ganpro.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN NAGOYA”, 23/07/2021
Nagoya City Tsuyuhashi Sports Center

1. Miso Nikomi Udon! Kishimen! Ankake Spaghetti Special 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs The Intelligent Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Saki Akai & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Yusuke Okada & Yukio Naya
3. Nagoya Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuya Koroku

A visit to Nagoya means a return to DDT for The Intelligent Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4.

DDT “JUN AKIYAMA LOCAL TRIUMPHANT RETURN! SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IZUMI”, 24/07/2021
Osaka Izumi City Plaza Yayoi no Kaze Hall

1. Eruption Vs DAMNATION!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie
2. Izumi Specialty Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Akito
3. PIONEER NEXT Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jin Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Junretsu and The 37KAMIINA continue their skirmishes leading up to “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”.

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 03/09/2021
Shinjuku FACE

Masahiro Takanashi’s self produced show that was supposed to be held tomorrow will now take place in September. There may be changes to the list of talent appearing on the show. Some of the matches that were meant to happen are taking place on the ChocoPro show tomorrow anyway.


Yamashita And Aino Test Negative, Takanashi Show Postponed, Fujita Gets MAX Title Shot

July 8, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DON’T MISS THE SIGNS”, 10/07/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Nodoka Tenma Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Suzume & Arisu Endo Vs Haruna Neko & Kaya Toribami
3. Moka Miyamoto Vs Yuki Arai
4. Ameba Presents 8th Tokyo Princess Cup Pre-Battle Special 10-Woman Tag Match: Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao, Mizuki, Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Nao Kakuta, Marika Kobashi & Mirai Maiumi
5. International Princess Title: Hikari Noa (c) Vs Raku

In an update from yesterday, Miyu Yamashita and Yuki Aino both tested negative for Covid-19 from their PCR tests. They will still be absent from this weekend’s shows in order to follow up on guidance given to them from the public health centre. Saturday’s card above has been changed from top to bottom. Sunday’s show does not have any announced changes yet.

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 13/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tiger Jeet Singh-juku Sumidagawa & “Old Wise Man” Human-Zee (w/ Haru Miyako & Gorgeous Matsuno) Vs Gota Ihashi & Antonio Honda (w/ Sayaka Obihiro & KUDO)
2. Emi Sakura & Yuna Mizumori Vs Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel
3. Isami Kodaka, Yasu Urano & Daiki Shimomura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, KEN45° & Manjimaru
4. Takashi Sasaki & Chris Brookes Vs HARASHIMA & Baliyan Akki
5. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Fuminori Abe

With a new state of emergency declared in Tokyo, Masahiro Takanashi decided to postpone his self produced show again for everyone’s safety. No new date has been set. He will still have his first match back from injury on 13th July but it will now be on a ChocoPro show in Ichigaya Chocolate Square, taped away from fans.

BASARA “BASARA 164 ~GLITTER~”, 27/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

The savvy veteran Minoru Fujita reigned supreme in Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~. He has a big idea to spend his prize money on but he cannot say what it is yet. The only hint he gave is the idea will be even more special if he becomes the Union MAX Champion before then. Takumi Tsukamoto is still handling the heavy schedule that comes with being a double champion for two promotions. This title defence in BASARA is happening four days after his BJW Death Match Title defence against Drew Parker in Big Japan.


Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ 2021

April 21, 2021

The 6th annual Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament returns to being mostly BASARA only. The 16 competitors have all been regularly wrestling in BASARA over the last year and there is no Dove Pro participation this time around. The wrestlers taking part are:

Isami Kodaka (6th Appearance, 2019 Winner)
Takumi Tsukamoto (6th Appearance)
FUMA (6th Appearance)
Yusuke Kubo (5th Appearance)
Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (5th Appearance, 2016 Winner)
Daichi Kazato (5th Appearance)
SAGAT (6th Appearance)
Ryota Nakatsu (6th Appearance, 2018 & 2020 Winner)
Fuminori Abe (4th Appearance)
Daiki Shimomura (3rd Appearance)
Takato Nakano (4th Appearance)
Masato Kamino (2nd Appearance)
Takuya Nomura (1st Appearance)
Akiyori Takizawa (1st Appearance)
Minoru Fujita (3rd Appearance)
Yasu Urano (3rd Appearance)

BASARA “BASARA 157 ~GLITTER~”, 18/05/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1A: Minoru Fujita Vs Masato Kamino
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1B: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Daiki Shimomura
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1C: Yasu Urano Vs Daichi Kazato
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1D: Fuminori Abe Vs Takuya Nomura
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1E: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1F: Takato Nakano Vs SAGAT
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1G: FUMA Vs Akiyori Takizawa
8. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1H: Isami Kodaka Vs Yusuke Kubo

Every match in the first round has a 10 minute time limit and 2 Count Pin rules. A draw of any kind eliminates both wrestlers from the tournament.

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BASARA “BASARA 158 ~THE 11TH FOX PRINCE~”, 05/06/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2A: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2B: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D

BASARA “BASARA 159 ~THE 12TH FOX PRINCE~”, 05/06/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2C: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2D: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H

Normal wrestling match rules are in effect from Round 2 onwards.

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BASARA “BASARA 161 ~GLITTER~”, 29/06/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Winner Of Match 2A Vs Winner Of Match 2B
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Winner Of Match 2C Vs Winner Of Match 2D

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BASARA “BASARA 162 ~HOSHIAI NO SORA~”, 07/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: X Vs X