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.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SUNNY DAY SUNDAY 2016” Results

August 16, 2016

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SUNNY DAY SUNDAY 2016”, 14/08/2016
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
157 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Regain The Smile Of Abe-chan!!: Yukihiro Abe defeated Rainbow Kawamura with the Endless Eight (9:54).
2. Rikidozan III Vs Veteran Mystery: Mars Spector defeated Chikara with the Cross Armbreaker (4:59).
3. World Of Professional Wrestling Strongest Animal Playoff: “Kotori” defeated J-Soul Pandita III IV with the Bird Ridge (7:45).
4. Rebound Queen Cherry Tree Runway Vs Transformation And Goddesses: Shinichiro Tominaga & Ai Shimizu defeated Yumehito Imanari & Emi Sakura when Tominaga pinned Imanari with the JK (7:45).
5. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Osamu Namiguchi, Shibata & GENTARO defeated Ken Ohka, Shota & Mitomi Masayuki when Namiguchi pinned Shota with the Lanaila-X (16:45).

GENTARO surprised everyone in Ganbare☆Wrestling by joining forces with Osamu Namiguchi. GENTARO was working with Ganpuro as an official wrestling counselor for the roster but now he is helping Namiguchi prove his superiority over the company. They along with Shibata were able to do that in the 6-Man Tag main event. Shibata trapped his former Enjo-gun partner Mitomi Masayuki in a Cross Armbreaker while GENTARO did the same to Ken Ohka. That gave Namiguchi all the time in the world beat Shota with the Lanakila-X. Namiguchi added insult to injury by stepping on both Ohka and Imanari to celebrate while Shibata filmed it with his GoPro camera. Namiguchi then kicked Ohka while calling him a disposable wrestler who is only getting a KO-D Tag Team Title shot at Sumo Hall because of KAI. He said he might show up at Ganpuro’s Korakuen Hall show so he can see the company in its final days and tell them “Thank you for the good memories!” Namiguchi had crawled up from the bottom sipping mud to become a pro wrestler. He’s been kicked and beaten but guys like him, GENTARO and Shibata all know how it feels to be a pro wrestler unlike the people in Ganpuro who try to hog the glory. When they left, Ohka got back to his feet and was upset by the accusations. Ohka likes pro wrestling and he supports pro wrestling. Ganpuro is his wrestling life and he has precious support from guys like Shota, Masayuki and Shinichiro Tominaga to back him up. On 2nd October at Korakuen Hall Ohka will crush Namiguchi because Ganbare☆Wrestling is a major sport!

Ai Shimizu received a warm applause for her first match since getting married to DDT announcer Mic Inoue. Yumehito Imanari congratulated her before their tag match but then used his speech as an excuse to to flirt with Emi Sakura. She was left insulted by his lines and began the attack to start the match. Sakura then took pause to congratulate Shimizu before going back to attacking Imanari who wouldn’t take her seriously. Imanari was left to regret his behavior when Sakura was able to put him in a Romero Special. Shinichiro Tominaga later finished the job with a Reverse DDT and the JK. Sakura said she was mortified by Imanari’s behavior but he did show some ability out there. Imanari proclaimed his love for her and thinks them getting married would be the best news in pro wrestling. Shimizu was impressed at how fast men seem to fall for Sakura and she should be happy. Sakura was just annoyed by the whole thing.

Ohka approached Tominaga after his match to announce his opponent at Korakuen Hall. Tominaga will face Shiori Asahi from K-DOJO! Tominaga has a brief history with Asahi going back to his college wrestling club days. Five years later he now has a chance to see how he’s grown in comparison.

In the opening match Yukihiro Abe was given a chance to have some fun after spending months as an angst ridden sidekick to Minoru Fujita. He came out wearing a Haruhi Suzumiya costume to fit in with his opponent Rainbow Kawamura. However the match became less friendly when both wrestlers pulled each other’s wigs off and threw them at each other. Abe applied a Sleeper Hold but Kawamura pulled out an adult manga to distract him and escape. There was more nonsense with Abe getting stripped down to his blue striped underwear as the match progressed. Kawamura sprayed him in the face with disinfectant but during a scramble of pinning holds Abe got the three count with a Backslide he calls the Endless Eight. Thankfully this Endless Eight only lasts three seconds. After the match Abe told everyone that cosplaying and being a transvestite are two different things. He was also in a rush because he wanted to go to Comiket and buy a fanzine from his favourite writer.


BASARA “VAJRA 9 ~TONIGHT IS HUNGRY FOR BLOOD~” Results

May 2, 2016

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BASARA “VAJRA 9 ~TONIGHT IS HUNGRY FOR BLOOD~”, 01/05/2016
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
210 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto defeated Hi69 & Eddie French when Nakatsu submitted French with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker (8:37).
2. FUMA & Madoka defeated Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda when FUMA pinned Ueki with the Heavy Metal Anthem (11:30).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Daichi Kazato (2) defeated Ryu Gouma (0) by Ring Out (9:26).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (2) defeated SAGAT (0) with the Ryusetsu (8:46).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Isami Kodaka (2) defeated Yusuke Kubo (0) with a European Clutch (14:37).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (2) defeated Hiroshi Fukuda (0) with a Tiger Suplex (18:26).

Block A Standings

1. Isami Kodaka (2)
-. Ryuichi Sekine (2)
3. Ryota Nakatsu (0)
-. Yusuke Kubo (0)
-. SAGAT (0)

Block B Standings

1. Takumi Tsukamoto (2)
-. Daichi Kazato (2)
3. FUMA (0)
-. Hiroshi Fukuda (0)
-. Ryu Gouma (0)

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament began with four matches, two from each group. In the main event Takumi Tsukamoto fought with Hiroshi Fukuda for almost 20 minutes until a Tiger Suplex won him the match. Fukuda was no joke here and Tsukamoto collapsed in exhaustion afterwards. He praised Fukuda for bring strong and wondered how similar the Perfect Plex is to his own Fisherman Suplex.

Isami Kodaka’s injured left eye was targeted by Yusuke Kubo throughout their match. Kodaka countered the Goro Suplex into a European Clutch for the victory and credited Dick Togo for teaching him how to win matches that way.

Ryuichi Sekine countered SAGAT’s Goregrind with a High Kick and the Ryusetsu to win his first match of the tournament. Sekine said he will ride on a horse to victory and become the new ace of BASARA. SAGAT grunted a lot in his post-match interview but did say enough to warn his remaining opponents he will become more violent.

After the opening exchange between Daichi Kazato and Ryu Gouma had finished Gouma shouted “Ladies and gentlemen this is wrestling!” He then left the ring and requested Kazato to fight him outside. Gouma’s plan for the tournament is to win or tie all of his matches by countout. Kazato didn’t fall for the plan but later in the match Gouma was able to drag him out of the ring. However the plan backfired and Kazato made it back to the ring and left Gouma outside to get counted out.


Daisuke Sasaki’s New Pet, Team Drift Goodbye Series, Heaven Summit Begins

April 26, 2016

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2016 ~SPRING~”, 29/04/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi (c) Vs Rekka
1. Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata & Guanchulo Vs KENSO, Hiroshi Fukuda & Eddie French
2. 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs Ken Ohka, Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine
4. Kazusada Higuchi & Mao Inoue Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
5. HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Daisuke Sasaki’s New Pet Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi

The new KO-D Openweight Champion has a busy schedule ahead of him. Daisuke Sasaki now has two championships to defend and his “pet” Shuji Ishikawa won’t be there to protect him all the time. To remedy this Sasaki got himself a second “pet” to guard him from the other Right To Challenge Contract holders. All Sasaki has said about his new pet is it’s cute and he thinks it’s male. He’s unsure if he will obtain any more pets after this one because he’s running out of space in his home.

After three years and nine months as a unit, Team Drift have decided to split after their latest failed attempt to chase after a championship. Keisuke Ishii feels that Drift have stagnated as a team. Shigehiro Irie said he now feels lonely after the decision but he has to face reality. Soma Takao thinks he needs to take this chance to grow after he failed to win anything in the Right To Challenge Rumble at “JUDGEMENT 2016”. Their final match as a unit will take place on 29th May but until then they will have a farewell series of matches on DDT shows. Ken Ohka demanded to be inserted into one of Drift’s final matches when he found out about their dissolution. He’s even willing to reform #OhkaEmpire for the occasion.

BASARA “VAJRA 9 ~TONIGHT IS HUNGRY FOR BLOOD~”, 01/05/2016
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto Vs Hi69 & Eddie French
2. FUMA & Madoka Vs Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Daichi Kazato Vs Ryu Gouma
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Ryuichi Sekine Vs SAGAT
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Isami Kodaka Vs Yusuke Kubo

Eddie French makes his BASARA debut.

BASARA “VAJRA 10 ~OSHU HITTO~”, 03/05/2016
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Madoka & Yusuke Kubo Vs Shinobu & SAGAT
2. LET’S PARTY ~Hiroshi Of Hardcore~: Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Abdullah Kobayashi
3. Special Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Masamune Vs Koji Iwamoto & Hi69
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: FUMA Vs Ryu Gouma
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Daichi Kazato
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Seems that Hiroshi Fukuda has been bitten by the violence bug after his bloody match with MEN’S Teioh. Now he can get bitten by Abdullah Kobayashi!

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN SENDAI ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 03/05/2016
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Masa Takanashi Vs Eddie French
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Gorgeous Matsuno
4. Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki’s New Pet Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Guanchulo
6. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mao Inoue

Sasaki has a chance to remove Sakaguchi from the KO-D Title race. He’s sending his new pet to go after Yukio Sakaguchi and his Right To Challenge Contract.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN AOMORI ~DRAMATIC DREAMTSUGARU SHAMISEN ~”, 04/05/2016
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Wrestling Technique Olympics A Block Qualifier: Yasu Urano Vs Eddie French
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mao Inoue & Gorgeous Matsuno
3. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
4. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Guanchulo
5. HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Antonio Honda & Konosuke Takeshita
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Daisuke Sasaki’s New Pet Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi

Yasu Urano is representing Japan and Eddie French is representing France in the opener.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN SAPPORO ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 08/05/2016
AXES Sapporo

1. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano
2. SPW South East Asia Title: Masa Takanashi (c) Vs Antonio Honda
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
*Yukio Sakaguchi will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

If Sakaguchi stays unbeaten until May he will cash in his Right To Challenge Contract for a KO-D Title shot. Unlike Sasaki he wants to win the title fair and square against a healthy opponent.

Tomoya and Koji Yoshida will also be on the show.

DDT “DNA 16”, 11/05/2016
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Rekka Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Rainbow Kawamura Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Kazusada Higuchi, Mao Inoue & Guanchulo Vs Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao
4. Mizuki Watase Vs Jiro Kuroshio
5. KENSO Vs Kouki Iwasaki
6. Kota Umeda Vs Shunma Katsumata

Jiro Kuroshio has impressed Sanshiro Takagi after wrestling with him in both DDT and WRESTLE-1 recently. He returns to DNA after appearing on Shows #2 and #3 last year.

DDT “FRIENSDHIP, EFFORT, VICTORY IN NAGOYA 2016”, 15/05/2016
Nagoya International Conference Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki (c) Vs X, X & X
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs Akito & Yasu Urano

Smile Squash wants to avenge HARASHIMA by winning the KO-D Tag Team Titles from Sasaki & Ishikawa. They are on a roll and take credit for Team Drift disbanding. They also believe to know the champions’ weakness. Although Sasaki & Ishikawa are both strong as individuals, their stamina does not match. Smile Squash thinks that Ishikawa’s large size is actually his weakness because he sweats a lot! If they can tire out Ishikawa and leave him in a dehydrated state they can then beat Sasaki and win the titles.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 3 ~FLOWERS ARE FLOWERS PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE~”, 22/05/2016
Osaka Yodogawa Ward Community Center

1. Crash The Super Heavy Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Jinsei Shinzaki & Toru Owashi Vs Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Super Sasadango Machine
2. Special Tag Match: Kazuki Hirata & Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Hiroshi Fukuda & Kikutaro
3. Reunion Special Single Match: Yasu Urano Vs Antonio Honda (Special Referee: Dick Togo)
4. Twelve New Year’s Eve Dream: Konosuke Takeshita Vs ZERO

HUB knows how special his upcoming match with Konosuke Takeshita means to his opponent. When he found out Takeshita wants him to fight as his former gimmick ZERO he was happy to accept the idea.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2016”, 29/05/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Team Drift Goodbye Series Final – Team Drift Disbands Match: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs X, X & X
2. DDT Extreme Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs LiLiCo
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs X

Sasaki ultimately wants to defend the KO-D Title against Candice LeRae at Sumo Hall this August. However he was told this can only happen if LeRae enters the King Of DDT tournament and wins it. It is unknown if LeRae is going to be in the tournament.