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.


Oishi Injury Update, Kohei Replaces Shuji, Akai Goes Ahead With DAMNATION Challenge

July 19, 2021

Makoto Oishi tweeted about his back injury he suffered during yesterday’s match. He is currently under examinations at a hospital in Shiroishi. He said he feels sore but doesn’t have any numbness in his back. Other than that he’s just waiting for updates at this point. DDT themselves haven’t said anything about it yet.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~UTAGOE YO OKORE 2021~”, 20/07/2021
Saitama Wrestle Butokan

1. Special Single Match: Cherry Vs Shota
2. Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament Ranking Battle & LariPro Outpost Battle: Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase
3. Ganjo Special Single Match: Yuna Manase Vs HARUKAZE

Two special ring announcers have been advertised to appear but their identities are a mystery.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4”, 26/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Choun-Shiryu Vs Darkunesu K
2. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Kikutaro
3. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Shigehiro Irie & Daiki Shimomura
4. Tetsuya Endo Vs Leo Isaka
5. Mad Paulie’s Five Years And A Few Months After His Birth Anniversary Match: Kohei Sato, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Kengo Mashimo, Masashi Takeda & Keizo Matsuda
6. MONDAY NIGHT WAR: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Minoru Fujita

There is a replacement in the semi-main event. Shuji Ishikawa recently tested positive for Covid-19 and his recovery period is expected to end on the same day as the DAMNATION show. However he is taking the safe option and has pulled out of the show just in case something goes wrong. Kohei Sato takes his place in Mad Paulie’s big bash.

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

1. Takato Nakano Vs Banana Senga
2. 4 Way Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Masato Kamino Vs Yasu Urano Vs Gouma
3. Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
4. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT
5. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

The new IRON FIST Tag Champions don’t have to wait long for their first defence. Astronauts are getting Sparky straight away.

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 & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Shinya Aoki (c/c) Vs MAO
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

Another special guest is added to the TV show product placement. Shiro Koshinaka shows up in DDT for the first time in over two years to team with Sanshiro Takagi. Their opponents Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya will be “produced” by the guest host Noritake Kinsahi.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
4. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Saki Akai is taking the initiative and challenged DAMNATION for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles! The concern coming from the rest of Eruption is whether or not Akai is ready to face the powerful trio of Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino. Endo in particular is riding a high as the tourist ambassador of Shiroishi City banishing everyone he beats from his hometown. There are no actual stipulations preventing those wrestlers from visiting that place again but nobody can convince Endo otherwise. Akai isn’t afraid of the mighty task ahead of her. She sees Eruption and DAMNATION as the two strongest groups in DDT so the match must happen to see who is best!


BASARA “BASARA 163 ~HOSHIAI NO SORA~” Results

July 7, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 163 ~HOSHIAI NO SORA~”, 07/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE
??? Fans – Withheld

1. Takato Nakano defeated Kosuke Sato with a Cradle (9:21).
2. Jacket Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga ended in a No Contest when everyone attacked the referee (R3 1:08). (Special Referee: Gouma)
3. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino defeated FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato when Tsukamoto pinned Kubo with the Zudon (12:49).
4. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura defeated Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura (c) when Abe submitted Shimomura with the Manjigatame (16:08).
*Sento Minzoku fails in V4. Astronauts become the 4th IRON FIST Tag Champions!
5. ReOStaff Presents Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: Minoru Fujita defeated SAGAT with the Modified Tombstone Piledriver (20:17).

Minoru Fujita wins the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ and pockets 500,000 yen in prize money. He joked about feeling sorry for the sponsors financing the tournament because their money ended up going to a freelancer instead of a full time BASARA wrestler. Fujita has ideas on what to use the money for but he can’t say what it is yet. Instead he wants to focus on the next mountain to climb and that is the Union MAX Championship! He challenged Takumi Tsukamoto to a title match on 27th July. Today, Fujita stands on top of BASARA and he told the rest of the roster they still have a lot of training to do.

Astronauts are now double champions in BASARA and Big Japan! For Sento Minzoku, victory was so close for them today. Daiki Shimomura capitalized on a blown double team spot from Astronauts and hit Fuminori Abe with an Asai DDT. However Abe blocked the Swanton Bomb with his knees and put Shimomura in the Manjigatame. Takuya Nomura held Isami Kodaka back until Shimomura finally gave up. Abe said he wants Astronauts to be the tag team that best represents the pro wrestling world. Their success is also making them stronger individually and Nomura has a chance to become a triple champion later this month when he challenges for the BJW Strong World Title.

The Jacket tag match ended up in chaos when all four wrestlers involved all fought in the ring together. Gouma tried to keep things under control but kept getting caught in crossfire after crossfire. He eventually gave up and called off the match much to everyone’s anger. They convinced him to restart the match but chaos broke out a second time and he cancelled the match again. Gouma declared himself the winner and the other wrestlers attacked him in retaliation.


Inspiration Tomorrow, Astronauts 2nd Chance, Ganpro Beer Garden

June 30, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW INSPIRATION”, 01/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Moka Miyamoto Vs Arisu Endo
2. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Suzume
3. UWF Rules: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mirai Maiumi

The UWF Rules being used is a 20 minute time limit that can end by Knockout, Submission, Referee Stoppage or a 5 Point TKO. Points are lost by knock downs and rope breaks. Wrestlers cannot be attacked during the knockdown count. Headbutts, elbow strikes, closed fist punches to the face and hitting below the belt are all prohibited. Wrestlers will be given two warnings for breaking those rules and will be disqualified if it’s done a third time.

This is Yuka Sakazaki’s final match in Japan before her excursion to AEW next month.

Moka Miyamoto and Arisu Endo are both fighting for their first singles victory.

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

1. Takato Nakano Vs Kosuke Sato
2. Jacket Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (Special Referee: Gouma)
3. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
4. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura (c) Vs Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura
5. ReOStaff Presents Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: SAGAT Vs Minoru Fujita

The IRON FIST Tag Titles will be on the line with Astronauts getting their second shot at becoming the champions. They previously fought for the titles at the end of 2019.

Takato Nakano and Kosuke Sato are building up a small grudge between each other from yesterday’s show. It gets settled here.

GANBARE☆PRO “LOST HIGHWAY 2021”, 11/07/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ken Ohka, Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE Vs Yuna Manase, Shu Sakurai & SAGAT
2. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Takahiro Katori
3. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Shota Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Yumehito Imanati Vs Kouki Iwasaki
5. Special Tag Match To Celebrate Katsumura & Haruhi’s Tournament Victory: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto

After all the rumours and teases, the special opponents for Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi for winning the Mixed Tag Tournament are… Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto? That’s it? Something’s not right here.

Takahiro Katori is a freelancer originally from Tochigi’s EAGLE Pro Wrestling.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHIROISHI”, 18/07/2021
Miyagi Shiroishi White Cube

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Is it really a good idea to rain on somebody’s homecoming parade? The 37KAMIINA demanded to be DAMNATION’s opponents in Tetsuya Endo’s hometown!

GANBARE☆PRO “MEAN STREET 2021 ~BEER GARDEN-LIKE GANBARE☆PRO WRESTLING~”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Beer Garden Specialty! Yumehito Imanari Produce Match “Pocchari Joshi 2.5” ~1st BEST OF THE SUPER Pocchari Decision Match~: Yuna Manase Vs Yuna Mizumori (Special Refeere: Nikkan Lee)
2. Beer Garden Specialty! Keisuke Ishii Produce Match “The Return Of Lariat Pro Wrestling 2021”: Keisuke Ishii, Shinichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi Vs Onryo, Shota & HARUKAZE

DDT isn’t the only place running a Beer Garden show this year. Ganbare☆Pro is joining in on the fun with some Lariat Pro and Pocchari Joshi on the side.

Takahiro Katori will be on the show.


Eruption Near The Finish Line

May 20, 2021

I have a very busy weekend coming up in real life so there will be a delay in posting results and reports for a few days.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT! YOU CAN’T MEET THE PRINCE IN THE CASTLE! NOON!”, 22/05/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Mirai Maiumi Vs Haruna Neko
2. Nao Kakuta Vs Arisu Endo
3. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Raku
4. Marika Kobashi Vs Moka Miyamoto
5. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Pom Harajuku

A doubleheader in Tokyo Joshi Pro sees the roster split in two for separate shows. Miyu Yamashita gets to sort out two things at once. She fights Yuka Sakazaki in a preview of Saitama Super Arena and also prepares for the Princess Tag Team Titles match with Maki Itoh.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT! YOU CAN’T MEET THE PRINCE IN THE CASTLE! NIGHT!”, 22/05/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Rika Tatsumi Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Mizuki Vs Arisu Endo
3. Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma
4. Hikari Noa Vs Moka Miyamoto
5. Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Aino Vs Miu Watanabe & Suzume

The lone champion on the evening show is Hikari Noa. Her next opponent Marika Kobashi is on the day show so they are being kept apart for now.

Something to keep an eye on is YUMI’s Twitter account suddenly becoming active again. The former TJPW wrestler graduated from the company last July to focus on her education. This week she suddenly started tweeting daily, counting down the days “until the beginning of history”. The countdown ends this weekend but not exactly towards the TJPW shows. The reveal may turn out to be something other than a return to TJPW or even pro wrestling so we just have to wait and see.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KOBE!!”, 23/05/2021
Kobe Art Center

1. MAO Vs Hideki Okatani
2. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Toru Owashi Vs Keigo Nakamura
3. HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao
4. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Iino
5. Yuki Ueno & Toui Kojima Vs Akito & Yusuke Okada
6. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (1) Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2)
7. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (4) Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (2)

Eruption can run away with the Ultimate Tag League if they beat Junretsu on Sunday. It’s a must win situation for The 37KAMIINA and The Iyasareru in their match as well.

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

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Masato Kamino
2. 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Isami Kodaka Vs Daichi Kazato
3. FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT
4. Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura Vs Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2A: Minoru Fujita Vs Daiki Shimomura

No hard feelings between Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura after their draw eliminated each other from the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~.

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

1. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
2. 3 Way Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Daiki Shimomura Vs Masato Kamino
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano Vs Fuminori Abe & Kosuke Sato
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2C: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs SAGAT
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2D: FUMA Vs Isami Kodaka

Speed Of Sounds come in for a non-tournament match.


BASARA “BASARA 158 ~GLITTER~” Results

May 18, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 158 ~GLITTER~”, 18/05/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
??? Fans – Withheld

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Minoru Fujita defeated Masato Kamino with a Turnover Cradle (8:35).
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Isami Kodaka defeated Yusuke Kubo with a Modified Foot And Neck Lock (9:35).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Daiki Shimomura defeated Ryota Nakatsu with a Cradle (7:10).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: FUMA defeated Kosuke Sato with a Cross Armbreaker (7:13).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Yasu Urano defeated Daichi Kazato with a Cradle (8:45)
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: SAGAT defeated Takato Nakano with the Goregrind on the counter (4:18).
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Fuminori Abe Vs Takuya Nomura ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
8. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Takumi Tsukamoto with a Ground Cobra Twist (6:42).

All matches in Round 1 had Two Count Pinfall rules and a 10 minute time limit. Draws resulted in a double elimination so that means Fuminori Abe and Takuya Nomura are both eliminated from the tournament. The remaining rounds from here on out will be held under regular 3 Count rules with no time limit.

The matches for Round 2 are Minoru Fujita Vs Daiki Shimomura, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs SAGAT and FUMA Vs Isami Kodaka. Those three matches all take place on 5th June. Yasu Urano receives a bye into the semi-finals scheduled for 29th June.

Kosuke Sato from Big Japan took Akiyori Takizawa’s place in the tournament.


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


“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2020 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT” Results

December 31, 2020

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2020 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT”, 31/12/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
520 Fans

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuji Okabayashi & HARASHIMA defeated Yuya Aoki & Yukio Naya when Okabayashi submitted Naya with the Argentine Backbreaker (8:53).
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Akira Hyodo & Makoto Oishi Vs Takuya Nomura & Konosuke Takeshita ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
2a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall Rules: Takuya Nomura & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Akira Hyodo & Makoto Oishi when Nomura pinned Hyodo with a Rollover Inverted Cross Armbreaker (2:32).
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Ueno defeated Drew Parker & Danshoku Dieno when Ueno pinned Dieno with a School Boy (7:35).
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & Tetsuya Endo defeated Hideyoshi Kamitani & Chris Brookes when Sekimoto pinned Kamitani with the German Suplex (7:04).
5. Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match: Ryuji Ito defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Dragon Splash (11:01).
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Yuji Okabayashi & HARASHIMA Vs Takuya Nomura & Konosuke Takeshita ended in a Time Limit Draw (15:00).
6a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall Rules: Yuji Okabayashi & HARASHIMA defeated Takuya Nomura & Konosuke Takeshita when HARASHIMA pinned Takeshita with a Jackknife Pin (0:26).
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Ueno defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Tetsuya Endo when Nakanoue pinned Sekimoto with the Lariat (8:10).
8. New Year’s Wrestling 2020 Special 8-Man Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Kazuki Hashimoto, Daichi Hashimoto & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Takuho Kato, Yuki Ishikawa, Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani when Hashimoto pinned Okatani with the Falcon Arrow (13:35).
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Yuji Okabayashi & HARASHIMA defeated Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Ueno when Okabayashi pinned Nakanoue with the Golem Splash (17:50).

The annual New Year’s Eve show was a much smaller affair in 2020. Safety precautions meant the show took place earlier in the day and would not roll over into the end of year countdown. The Shuffle Tag Tournament between DDT and Big Japan was also reduced to 8 teams instead of the usual 16.

Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1

Smile Pissari Vs HOT Real JAPAN

Two super heavyweights collided when Yuji Okabayashi and Yukio Naya stood face to face from each other. HARASHIMA kept Yuya Aoki away so Naya spent most of the match in the ring. He got some good shots in with Knee Strikes but Okabayashi cut him off with a Lariat and made him submit to the Argentine Backbreaker. Naya said he wants to fight Okabayashi again. Aoki was apologetic for not getting to help his tag partner more.

170cm Vs Nomutake

It only took until the second match for overtime sudden death rules to kick in. Konosuke Takeshita and Makoto Oishi were scrambling over each other in the dying seconds of the match. When time expired, One Count Fall rules came into play for the restart. Takuya Nomura put Akira Hyodo in a Cross Armbreaker and rolled him onto his shoulders to get the pin. At least Hyodo thought he and Oishi worked well as a team given their age difference.

Nakanoueno Vs Sodomy & Scars

Things got cheeky in Match #3. Danshoku Dieno accidentally put Drew Parker in the Lip Lock. Parker later accidentally pulled down Dieno’s tights to reveal he was wearing a diaper underneath because he still has not recovered from the CO2 attack to his rear end last week. Still he went into the Hell Gate position but Yuki Ueno Dropkicked him in the butt. Yasufumi Nakanoue rushed over to give Parker the Lip Lock while Ueno pinned Dieno with a School Boy. Dieno said afterward there are two kinds of butts in the world. Those that are for entertainment and those that are not.

Daisuke In The Sky Vs LINE Tomodachi

Round 1 ended with Daisuke Sekimoto & Tetsuya Endo defeating Hideyoshi Kamitani & Chris Brookes. It went back and forth until Endo gave Brookes the Tetsuya In The Sky and Sekimoto pinned Kamitani with the German Suplex. Brookes threatened to remove Kamitani from their LINE group backstage but Kamitani convinced him to give him one more chance.

Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match

The first of two non-tournament matches was the long awaited lighttube death match between Ryuji Ito and Shunma Katsumata. Lighttubes, thumbtacks, Lego, a barbed wire bat and even sauna stones were used as weapons. Ito came out on top in the end but he praised Katsumata for keeping up with death matches, especially this week’s schedule. He doesn’t likes saunas though because they are too hot. Katsumata tells him everyone says that at first but they always end up liking it.

Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final

Smile Pissari Vs Nomutake

The semi finals began and one of them went into extra time. Okabayashi came out wearing a similar entrance robe as HARASHIMA. Nomura wanted to get into a kick battle with HARASHIMA so that is what he got. In the final minutes, Okabayashi and Takeshita both went down from a Lariat but only Okabayashi got to tag out. HARASHIMA went for the Somato and Takeshita avoided it before the bell rang for a time limit draw. At the restart, HARASHIMA kicked Takeshita’s injured arm, followed with a Thrust Kick to the face and pinned him for the one count with a Jackknife. Nomura would like to team with Takeshita again but he doesn’t know if his regular tag partner Fuminori Abe would approve of it. Takeshita then suggested he could fight against Nomura & Abe.

Nakanoueno Vs Daisuke In The Sky

The tag synergy continued with Sekimoto & Endo wearing each other’s entrance robes. After a Double Torture Rack spot, Endo encouraged Sekimoto to German Suplex him and Ueno together. Ueno slipped out and landed on his feet while Endo took the full brunt of the move. Ueno hit Sekimoto with a Frog Splash and Nakanoue won with a big Lariat. Sekimoto apologised to Endo over and over backstage. He admits his wife tells him he is too careless all the time. Endo promised to improve his fingertip strength so his clutch will get stronger.

New Year’s Wrestling 2020 Special 8-Man Tag Match

The young boys were fed to the grizzly old veterans but they didn’t go down without a fight. Yuki Ishikawa stepped in as a last minute replacement for Kosuke Sato because of injury. Takuho Kato set Keigo Nakamura up to do the Exquisite Moonsault on Kazuki Hashimoto. A nearfall then came when Hideki Okatani gave Kazuki the Northern Lights Suplex. Eruption cut them off and Daichi Hashimoto took over. He resisted Okatani’s chops and pinned him with the Falcon Arrow.

Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final

Smile Pissari Vs Nakanoueno

The final turned out to be a preview of Big Japan’s 2nd January main event with Okabayashi and Nakanoue squaring off. The match started off with them and ended with them. Ueno wiped out HARASHIMA with a Tornillo leading to the Big Japan pair to take it home. Nakanoue hit the Diving Elbow but HARASHIMA broke the pin and hit a Somato into the corner. Okabayashi got a nearfall with a Power Bomb. He then had to use the Golem Splash to get the three count and win the tournament with HARASHIMA! He thanked HARASHIMA for teaming with him and also for the entrance robe. HARASHIMA hopes to keep up with Okabayashi in 2021. Nakanoue & Ueno were happy with their performances considering they never teamed together before today. Maybe they have Osaka Power of love and friendship.

Japan Indie Grand Prix Awards 2020

MVP
1. Minoru Fujita
2. Tetsuya Endo
3. Toru Sugiura
4. Fuminori Abe
5. Daichi Hashimoto

Best Bout
1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Daisuke Sasaki (DDT, 3rd November)
2. Ryuji Ito Vs Minoru Fujita (Big Japan, 29th August)
3. Yuji Okabayashi Vs Daisuke Sekimoto (Big Japan, 23rd November)
4. Onryo Vs Yuko Miyamoto (666, 27th June)
5. Masashi Takeda Vs Daisuke Masaoka (FREEDOMS, 10th November)

Best Unit
1. Astronauts
2. Eruption
3. unchain
4. DAMNATION
5. Wataridori Rengo

Best Box Office
1. Big Japan at Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium, 29th August
2. Hiragana Muscle at Tokyo Korakuen Hall, 9th November
3. DDT at Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium, 3rd November
4. Big Japan at Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium, 30th August
5. Hiragan Muscle at Tokyo Shinagawa The Grand Hall, 21st September

Best Newcomer
1. Rina Yamashita
2. Shunma Katsumata
3. Jun Akiyama
4. Yuki Ishikawa
5. Hideki Okatani


BASARA “BASARA 135 ~GLITTER~” Results

September 30, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 135 ~GLITTER~”, 29/09/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
??? Fans – Withheld

1. FUMA defeated Tetsuo Usui with a Stretch Muffler (7:37).
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Masato Kamino defeated Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano when Kamino pinned Nakano with the Lariat (11:28).
3. Takuya Nomura defeated Yusuke Kubo with an Inverted Cross Armbreaker (9:20).
4. 3 Way Handicap Match: Gouma Ryu defeated Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga and Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Daichi Kazato when Ryu pinned Senga with a School Boy (8:30).
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita defeated Ryota Nakatsu, Akiyori Takizawa & SAGAT when Kodaka pinned Takizawa with the Isamiashi Zan (10:20).
6. Leo Isaka defeated Daiki Shimomura with an Inverted Hurricanrana (12:14).
7. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) defeated Brahman Kei (w/ Brahman Shu) with an Onryo Clutch (12:13).
*V4 for Fuminori Abe.

The Brahman Brothers disinfected the ring during their entrance because they are still concerned over getting infected with the Coronavirus. Brahman Kei tried to do the twin magic spot with both Brahman Shu and Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi at ringside. Fuminori Abe didn’t fall for it but was still distracted long enough for Kei to attack him from behind. Takuya Nomura helped Abe at certain moments to even out the odds. Shu then took out his secret weapon, an Ultimo Dragon mask! He wore it and tried to do Ultimo Dragon moves until Abe blocked the Asai DDT. Abe then used the Irabu Punch to stun The Brahmans into hitting each other. Shy threw powder in Abe’s face in a moment of desperation and Kei used La Magistral Cradle for a nearfall. Abe regained his senses and pinned Kei with the Onryo Clutch to defend the Union MAX Title.

After the match, Takumi Tsukamoto challenged Abe to be his next challenger. However, Masato Kamino also came out asking for a title shot because he pinned Takato Nakano today. Abe called that a weak reason and suggested a No. 1 Contender match between Tsukamoto and Kamino. He would rather choose the challenger that way than defend the title against both in a 3 Way.

Daiki Shimomura and Leo Isaka both gestured they want a rematch with each other.

Daichi Kazato wants to bring the IRON FIST TAG Titles back to BASARA. He and Hiroshi challenged Speed Of Sounds to a title match at the next Shin-Kiba 1st RING show.


BASARA “BASARA 134 ~THE VICISSITUDES OF LIFE~” Results

September 22, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 134 ~THE VICISSITUDES OF LIFE~”, 22/09/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
??? Fans – Withheld

1. Takuho Kato defeated Tetsuo Usui with the Blockbuster Hold (6:10).
2. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura when Kei pinned Hiroshi with the Gotai Fumanzoku (7:18).
3. Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Leo Isaka when Shimomura pinned Isaka with the Orange Sunset (11:31).
4. Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Naoki Tanizaki, Akiyori Takizawa & SAGAT defeated FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato when SAGAT pinned Kazato with the Goregrind (13:01).
5. Isami Kodaka Vs Takuya Nomura ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).
6. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) defeated Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino when Oosugi pinned Nakano with the Tsuki no Ishi (9:30).
*V6 for Speed Of Sounds.
7. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Arm Clutch Manjigatame (14:15).
*V3 for Fuminori Abe.

At the end of the main event, Fuminori Abe thanked Ryota Nakatsu for being a strong rival. Suddenly, Brahman Kei appeared and distracted Abe long enough for Brahman Shu to sneak up and throw powder in his face. The Brahman Brothers then attacked Abe with a Stop sign. They did this because they want to take the Union MAX Title at the next Shin-Kiba 1st RING show on 29th September. Kei will be the one wrestling because Shu is worried he will get sick before the show again. Abe accepted the challenge but was warned by Kei that if he dies, he will fall into hell and be reborn as a maggot! Abe is not part of any unit in BASARA so he asked for Takuya Nomura to help him prepare. As a monk, Abe won’t be reincarnated into a maggot. When he dies he will go to paradise.

Nomura was given the middle finger by Isami Kodaka after their draw.

SAGAT is confirmed to be the newest member of Sparky. He has a new look to fit in with the unit including a yellow Big Van Vader style mask worn for his entrance.

BASARA’s 5th Anniversary show will be held in Korakuen Hall on 20th January.