TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO THE PRINCE!” Results

January 20, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO THE PRINCE!”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
150 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Raku & Hikari defeated Miu & Hinano when Hikari submitted Miu with a Leg Roll Clutch (6:48).
2. Mizuki defeated Hyper Misao with the Cutie Special (7:41).
3. Yuu, Nodoka-oneesan & Maki Ito defeated Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Yuki Kamifuku when Nodoka pinned Kamifuku with the Backflip (9:14).
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Yuka Sakazaki & Marika Kobashi whn Christie pinned Kobashi with the Christie Agape (14:45).
5. Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima defeated Nonoko & Yuna Manase when Yamashita pinned Nonoko with the Crash Rabbit Heat (14:33).

Nonoko thanked Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima for being her opponents one last time today. They were there when Nonoko joined Tokyo Joshi Pro back in 2013. Back then Nonoko only had a vague concept of what pro wrestling is. She thinks she has become a respectable wrestler since then and she has Yamashita & Nakajima to thank for that. Nonoko also has a request for Yamashita. She wants her to defend the TOKYO Princess Title against Yuna Manase! Yamashita agreed to do it because she is self-admittedly a good girl.

Nonoko’s final match will be on 3rd February and she picked Maki Ito to be her last opponent. Nonoko admitted she’s been jealous of Ito ever since she appeared in Tokyo Joshi. Ito complained about her banner falling off the wall at some point during the show and promised it will be fixed in time for their match.

Saki-sama insulted Yuka Sakazaki by calling her a cockatiel after the match. She thought Sakazaki could try the full course but she couldn’t even beat the appetiser today. Azusa Christie calmly told Sakazaki to carefully store the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Title belts for her so she won’t damaged the leather.

Nodoka-oneesan motivated her partners to exercise with her before their match. It seemed to have worked because Nodoka pulled off a rare win as a result.

Hyper Misao tried to play mind games with Mizuki by saying Rika Tatsumi is cuter than her. The plan didn’t work.

The rest of the Up Up Girls have figured out how much of a killer move Miu’s Canadian Backbreaker is. Raku & Hikaru did what they could to stop Miu from doing the move. Hikaru ended up countering the hold ino a Leg Roll Clutch to win the match. This was her first victory after taking the fall in the previous Up Up Girls matches. The group later performed a song in the ring and talked about their wrestling goals. They all want to challenge for a championship except for Hinano. She just wants her Twitter account to be verified.

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This Weekend’s Line Ups, Team Dino Vs Team Muta

January 19, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO THE PRINCE!”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Raku & Hikari Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Mizuki Vs Hyper Misao
3. Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yu, Nodoka-oneesan & Maki Ito
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Marika Kobashi
5. Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase

Time for the other brands to get some attention while DDT rests after their D-King Grand Prix tour.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TRY ME 2018”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Shuhei Washida Debut Match: Shuhei Washida Vs X
2. Special Single Match: Yukihiro Abe Vs Space Galaxy Warrior Andros
3. America Vs India! Ganpuro Special International In Ōji: Shota Vs Brian Aki
4. New Spring Special Mixed Tag Match ~ Ganpuro Vs Last Jedi: Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE Vs Chikara & Kaori Kobayashi
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Takeshi Okada

Space Galaxy Warrior Andros takes Gota Ihashi’s spot on the card after Ihashi pulled himself out.

DNA “DNA 40”, 21/01/2018
Saitama Kawaguchi Industrial Technology Center

1. Mike Bailey Vs Tomoya Hirata
2. Shunma Katsumata Vs Rekka
3. Mizuki Watase Vs Antonio Honda
4. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
5. Daiki Shimomura Local Triumph! Gran MilliMeters Vs Speed Of Sounds: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi
6. DNA-Gun Vs Yoshimura-gun Full Confrontation Elimination 6-Man Tag Match: Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo

The first DNA show of the year sees the regular guys take on Naomi Yoshimura and his fellow bullies.

BASARA “VAJRA 58 ~THE FOX OF THE PRINCE~”, 21/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
2. SAGAT Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Guts Ishijima
4. FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Daichi Kazato
5. Ryuichi Sekine Debut 10th Anniversary Memorial Match – 60 Minute Iron Man Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Ryuichi Sekine’s 10th Anniversary match is now an Ironman match! He and Ryota Nakatsu will duke it out for 60 minutes, most victories in that time determines who wins.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 25/03/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Residents Of Shinjuku Ni-chōme Vs Inhabitants Of The Demon World Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, X & X Vs Great Muta, X & X

Danshoku Dino promised a big announcement for the show would be found in the latest issue of Weekly Pro-Wrestling magazine. It turned out to be the reveal of Dino Vs Great Muta in a 6-Man Tag Team Match with more participants to be announced. The team names seems to offer some clues. Dino’s team is the Residents Of Shinjuku Ni-chōme. That is the area where DDT’s head office is located so I’m guessing his partners are wrestlers with other behind the scene responsibilities like Sanshiro Takagi and Super Sasadango Machine. The Great Muta’s team are hinted as other demonic gimmicks. Whether or not these are already established characters or just regular wrestlers taking up Muta tributes for the occasion remains to be seen.

The list of non-DDT and foreign wrestlers confirmed for the show so far are Naomichi Marufuji, Daisuke Sekimoto, Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio, Shuji Ishikawa, Mike Bailey, Joey Ryan, Colt Cabana and LiLiCo.


There’s Other Stuff Going On You Know

January 13, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 57 ~OSHU KAIMICHI~”, 14/01/2018
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

1. Masamune Vs Takato Nakano
2. Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Hercules Senga & Shisao
3. Fuminori Abe Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
5. Special Single Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Yasu Urano

Oh hey, there are other shows outside of the D-King Grand Prix happening this month. BASARA has the fallout to last week’s Union MAX Title match. Maybe the winner of Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Yasu Urano will become the next No. 1 Contender. Also there is the continued rivalry between the BASARA Sekigun and the Metal Family.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO THE PRINCE!”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Raku & Hikari Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Mizuki Vs Hyper Misao
3. Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yu, Nodoka-oneesan & Maki Ito
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Marika Kobashi
5. Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase

Same goes for Tokyo Joshi Pro. We’ll at least get an idea of who is next to challenge Miyu Yamashita for the TOKYO Princess Title.

DNA “DNA 40”, 21/01/2018
Saitama Kawaguchi Industrial Technology Center

1. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
2. Mike Bailey Vs Tomoya Hirata
3. Shunma Katsumata Vs Rekka
4. Mizuki Watase Vs Antonio Honda
5. Daiki Shimomura Local Triumph! Gran MilliMeters Vs Speed Of Sounds: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi
6. DNA-Gun Vs Yoshimura-gun Full Confrontation Elimination 6-Man Tag Match: Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo

DNA is ready for a full battle against Yoshimura-gun in an Elimination Tag Match.

BASARA “VAJRA 58 ~THE FOX OF THE PRINCE~”, 21/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ryuichi Sekine Debut 10th Anniversary Memorial Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi and Yasu Urano will be on the show.

DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2018 THE FINAL!!”, 28/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. NωA FINAL CONCERT In Korakuen Hall ~ T2Hide This Is The Real Last Time! Final!! Final Battle!!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. D-King Grand Prix – Final: Winner Of A Block Vs Winner Of B Block

The music world will never be the same.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NERIMA!”, 03/02/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Syoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Saki-sama & Azusa Christie

Nonoko’s graduation match is scheduled to take place here.

The “Indian Spicy Girl” Samara will make her Tokyo Joshi debut on this show. Samara is from California and wrestles for East Bay Pro Wrestling.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO OSAKA!” Results

January 7, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO OSAKA!”, 07/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall
397 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Raku & Miu defeated Hikari & Hinano when Miu submitted Hikari with the Canadian Backbreaker (6:40).
2. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Nodoka-oneesan with the Magical Girl Splash (12:23).
3. Syoko Nakajima defeated Hyper Misao with the Northern Lights Suplex (12:45).
4. Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Mizuki defeated Nonoko, Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku when Tatsumi pinned Kamifuku with the Dragon Twist Of Fate (13:43).
5. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Yuu & Marika Kobashi when Christie pinned Kobashi with the Christie Agape (12:32).
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Veda Scott with the Crash Rabbit Heat (12:28).
*V1 for Miyu Yamashita.

Three days after she won the TOKYO Princess Title for the second time, Miyu Yamashita marked her first defence of the reign. Veda Scott targeted Yamashita’s right leg until she could land the Back Drop. But Yamashita kicked out and her leg was in good enough condition to kick her way to victory. Yamashita admitted she put herself in a dangerous position to take the match so soon after her title win but she proved she has enough power to defend the belt in these situations. She is a champion so she must defeat her opponents anytime, anywhere and against anyone.

An odd stipulation was added to the Syoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao match. If either girl spoke English during the match they would have to drink a glass of apple cider vinegar. Nakajima quickly fell in a trap when Misao put her in a hold and Nakajima grabbed the ropes and shouted “Break!” After she took a drink she asked in Japanese why did Misao create this rule. When Misao wouldn’t answer, Nakajima grabbed her hair until Misao shouted “Hair!” in English. More English words were said and they drank more glasses of vinegar until the finish of the match.

Yuka Sakazaki rolled up Nodoka-oneesan inside one of the floor mats outside the ring. She then climbed the top ropes and dropped onto Nodoka. Nodoka later did the same to Sakazaki.

The teams were switched around for the second Up Up Girls match but the result was the same as the first time. Miu submitted Hikari with the Canadian Backbreaker.


Yamashita Vs Scott Tomorrow

January 6, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO OSAKA!”, 07/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Raku & Miu Vs Hikari & Hinano
2. Syoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
3. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Nodoka-oneesan
4. Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Mizuki Vs Nonoko, Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku
5. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuu & Marika Kobashi
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Veda Scott

Veda Scott gets the first title shot against Miyu Yamashita.

Maki Ito suffered a sprained IP joint in her left thumb during her match with Danshoku Dino. She will not be at this show as a result. She was originally scheduled to perform a song from her new CD.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’18” Results

January 4, 2018

 

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’18”, 04/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,201 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) Debut Fight Tag Match: Hinano & Miu defeated Raku & Hikari when Miu submitted Hikari with a Canadian Backbreaker (8:55).
2. Yuu, Nodoka-oneesan & Marika Kobashi defeated Rika Tatsumi, Hyper Misao & Yuki Kamifuku when Yuu submitted Misao with the Ittenyon (11:05).
3. Veda Scott defeated Maho Kurone with a Back Drop (6:55).
4. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino defeated Maki Ito with the Screw Danshoku Driver (12:34).
5. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Super Milk Combination!: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Nonoko & Yuna Manase (w/ Haruka Nishimoto) when Saki-sama pinned Nonoko with the Two Step Face Kick (12:20).
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) defeated Mizuki & Riho when Sakazaki pinned Mizuki with the Magical Girl Splash (17:46).
*V2 for Miracle Apricots (17:46).
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita defeated Reika Saiki (c) with the Crash Rabbit Heat (14:58).
*Reika Saiki fails in V3. Miyu Yamashita becomes the 5th TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion!

 

Two years ago Miyu Yamashita became the first TOKYO Princess Champion in Korakuen Hall. Today she repeated history by winning the championship for the second time in the same building. She had a back and forth battle with the champion Reika Saiki. Yamashita missed the Crash Rabbit Heat and was in trouble after Saiki hit her with the Shining Wizard. But Yamashita avoided the Jackhammer and stunned Saiki with High Kicks, a Running Knee Strike and a Buzzsaw Kick. Finally Yamashita hit the Crash Rabbit Heat and that was enough to crown her as the new champion. Yamashita praised Saiki afterwards and talked about how she won the title in Korakuen last August. They also teamed together as the Muscle Strikers in a tag tournament. As long as Saiki continues to climb into the ring Yamashita will consider her a tag partner, a friend and her strongest rival.

But Yamashita isn’t finished yet. She won back the Princess Title but doesn’t consider herself a proper champion until she successfully defends it. Veda Scott suddenly entered the ring to demand a title shot but Yamashita doesn’t understand English. Yuki Kamifuku translated Scott’s comments for her. Scott apologised to Yamashita for only being the champion for three days because Scott wants a title match on 7th January in Osaka! Yamashita accepted the challenge because she will take any opportunity to raise the stock of Tokyo Joshi Pro anytime, anywhere!

The Miracle Apricots overcame a tough challenge from Mizuki & Riho to stay as the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Champions. Both Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima hit stereo 619s to the challengers leading to the Magical Girl Splash finish. The champions spoke of how much fun they just had and the win means they now “conquered” Thailand. After they asked if there were any other teams ready to challenge them, NEO Biishiki-gun appeared. The Apricots assumed there was about to be a challenge thrown out but Saki-sama said that wasn’t the case. Saki is not going to lower herself to challenge a team that is below her. Even if the Apricots are the champions Saki still thinks she would degrade herself if she challenged them. Instead she was here to inform them that she will wait for them to challenge her & Azusa Christie instead. No problem. The champions just conquered Thailand. It seems that next on their list is France!

The Super Milk Combination couldn’t beat NEO Biishiki-gun even with the presence of Haruka Nishimoto in their corner to motivate them. Nonoko burst into tears after the match and Nishimoto tried to console her. She said Nonoko shouldn’t cry because she has the strongest breasts! Nonoko cheered up and said she would do her best.

Maki Ito had a lot on her mind going into today’s show. Her new CD was released and according to her it already sells spectacularly. However she complained to Tetsuya Koda because there were no promotional videos made to market it. Koda complained that they don’t have the marketing budget to make one. He calmed Ito down and told her to focus on selling 200 copies first, then she had to go out and fight Danshoku Dino. Ito took a beating from Dino but she had a secret weapon that Dino didn’t expect. The Lip Lock! The move made Dino faint but he had enough energy to kick out at two. Another Lip Lock followed by a Missile Dropkick brought Ito close to winning again but Dino recovered and gave Ito two Brainbusters. Ito kicked out of the pin afterwards but was beaten with the Screw Danshoku Driver afterwards. Dino encouraged Ito to stand up under her own strength after the match. Ito said it hurt to move but the match she just lost is in the past. The Ito that lost in the past is not the same Ito that is here in the moment right now. She yelled that she will not give up and rallied the fans to cheer for her. She then sang/shouted the lyrics to “Ultra Soul” as she left the ring.

Veda Scott offered to give vegetables to Maho Kurone before their match because she is a vegetarian. Kurone quickly slapped the vegetables out of Scott’s hand and chased her around ringside. Scott later avoided the Ouroboros and pinned Kurone with a Back Drop.

Hyper Misao called the other team in the opener a “a group of outrageous villains”. She called her own team “three people with true bonds seeking love.” That seemed questionable when Misao, Rika Tatsumi & Yuki Kamifuku all picked on Nodoka-oneesan during the match. Yuu & Marika Kobashi came to the rescue and Yuu submitted Misao to win.

The Up Up Girls debut match opened the show. Hinano did Elbow Strikes, Raku did Brain Chops and Hikari did Dropkicks. Miu was the strongest of the four and used moves like a Bearhug and a Canadian Backbreaker to win the match for her and Hinano. Miu said in the post-match interview ther her goal is to win a championship. Hinano said if the Up Up Girls idol group can perform in Budokan Hall then so can the Up Up Girls wrestling group! Raku hopes she will make up for the loss at her next match in Osaka. Hikari knows that pro wrestling is a tough world and next time she wants to win. The idol group was in attendance to take a photo with the wrestling group later in the show.


2017 Ends, 2018 Begins!

December 27, 2017

BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA PRO WRESTLING ~ THE THIRD SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI”, 28/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Naoki Tanizaki Vs Isami Kodaka
2. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Yuko Miyamoto Vs Colt Cabana
3. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Akito Vs Fuminori Abe
4. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Yasu Urano Vs Riho
5. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Ayako Hamada Vs Winner Of Match #1
6. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Hideki Suzuki Vs Winner Of Match #2
7. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Winner Of Match #3 Vs Winner Of Match #5
8. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Winner Of Match #4 Vs Winner Of Match #6
9. BASARA Offer Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuchi, SAGAT, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu, Daichi Kazato & Takato Nakano
10. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Final: X Vs X

Only a few days remain for 2017 but the Japanese wrestling scene still has a lot to offer, even during the final countdown.

BASARA runs Korakuen Hall for the latest Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament, a concept Isami Kodaka must have came up with after binging on Dragon Ball.

There will be no ring ropes attached for all the matches in Rounds 1 & 2. Pins, submissions and ring outs are the valid ways to win. The ropes come back on for the semi finals and final. The Ring Out rule is still active for that. The final will be a normal match but with no countouts.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING VOL. 2”, 30/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Dick Togo & X Vs Colt Cabana & Antonio Honda
2. Costume Change Battle Royal: HARASHIMA Vs Soma Takao Vs Saki Akai Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Ryuichi Sekine Vs Man Man Kai Kind Vs Ken Ohka
3. Special Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Masashi Takeda Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Masato Tanaka
4. Runaway Gigantic Combination V Baka Brothers! Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Paulies
6. DDT Extreme Title ~Something Other Than Current Blast Rules~: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Yuko Miyamoto

DAMNATION made Nobuhiro Shimatani reveal the full card backstage at last week’s Ganbare☆Wrestling show. He couldn’t believe half the matches that were on the list.

Daisuke Sasaki wanted to defend the DDT Extreme Title in some sort of Explosion Death Match. He wants this because the challenger Yuko Miyamoto is the current (pun not intended) Blast King Champion. The demand was declined by Danshoku Dino because the use of fire and explosions in wrestling matches are banned in Korakuen Hall. Sasaki threatened to cancel the entire show over this but he and Dino agreed to come up with another stipulation.

An entire team of Mad Paulies will challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

A DAMNATION Festival event will be held before the show starts. The injured DNA wrestler Suguru Miyatake is only announced guest for the event so far.

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2017”, 31/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Ryota Hama & Soma Takao
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Kazuki Hashimoto & Akito Vs Kota Sekifuda & Ryota Nakatsu
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1C: Antonio Honda & Takuya Nomura Vs Brahman Shu or Brahman Kei & Daisuke Sasaki
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Danshoku Dino & Daichi Hashimoto Vs Keisuke Ishii & Takayuki Ueki
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1E: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Aoki
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1F: Masahiro Takanashi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino Vs Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1G: Minoru Fujita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Abdullah Kobayashi & Colt Cabana
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1H: Great Kojika & Tetsuya Koda Vs Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1E Vs Winners Of Match 1F
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1G Vs Winners Of Match 1H
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
15. TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Match: TAKA Michinoku, Dick Togo, Ryuji Ito & Sanshiro Takagi Vs Kotaro Yoshino, Dinosaur Takuma, Kazumi Kikuta & MAO
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X

DDT and Big Japan celebrate the new year with the final matches of 2017 and first matches of 2018. The first two rounds have 10 minute time limits and the semi-finals have 15 minute time limits. Matches that ended in a time limit draw go into sudden death overtime where a 1 count pin is all that is needed to win the match. The final has no time limit.

DDT “NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL! 2018”, 03/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka Vs Mizuki Watase & Daiki Shimomura
1. Akito Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Colt Cabana & Antonio Honda
3. New Year’s Beginning Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mad Paulie Vs Hoshitango Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Joey Ryan
4. Infomercial Match – “LADY NINJA: A Blue Shadow” Movie: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Veda Scott (Special Guset: Mai Hakase)
5. NωA, If You Lose Immediately Withdraw Your Dissolution Special: Danshoku Dino, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. Road To D-King GP Special Special Single Match: Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Road To D-King GP Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Mike Bailey & Shuji Ishikawa Vs HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi & Jiro Kuroshio

The last previews for the D-King Grand Prix tournament take place here.

Danshoku Dino is refusing to let NωA split up and leave their idol careers behind. This time he is bringing in the Brahman Brothers to help him do his dirty work. NωA needs to beat them so they can earn Dino’s permission to break up.

Yukio Sakaguchi and Saki Akai have cameos in the new Lady Ninja movie so DDT is promoting the film in their latest Infomercial Match. The star of the movie Mai Hakase will be at ringside for the match.

As part of the new year celebrations, a calligrapher named Nachu will paint different messages on the backs of the wrestlers entering the New Year’s Rumble. What the wrestlers don’t know is the messages will be instructions of what they cannot do during the match. If they get caught doing whatever they are not supposed to do they will be eliminated.

Shigehiro Irie is not on the show because he is leaving for another overseas excursion that day. There is no set time for how long he will be gone for.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’18”, 04/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) Debut Fight Tag Match: Raku & Hikari Vs Hinano & Miu
2. Yuu, Nodoka-oneesan & Marika Kobashi Vs Rika Tatsumi, Hyper Misao & Yuki Kamifuku
3. Maho Kurone Vs Veda Scott
4. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Super Milk Combination!: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase (w/ Haruka Nishimoto)
5. Special Single Match: Maki Ito Vs Danshoku Dino
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Mizuki & Riho
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita (c)

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title is no longer held by Miyu Yamashita so the main event’s focus is back on the TOKYO Princess Title.

Musician Hidekazu Tanaka will be the special guest ring announcer for the show. Basically his works appear on a whole bunch of idol video games and anime shows.

BASARA “VAJRA 55 ~FEAST~”, 06/01/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takato Nakano Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Ryota Nakatsu & Daichi Kazato Vs Manabu Hara & Daiki Shimomura
4. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Fuminori Abe
5. New Year Elimination 8-Man Tag Match: Isami Kodaka, Tank Nagai, Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT

One of the longest running storielines happening in BASARA this year is the relationship between the Speed Of Sounds tag team. When Hercules Senga went out of action with an injury, his partner Tsutomu Oosugi decided to team up with Best Stretchman V3. When Senga came back he thought Oosugi was being forced to team with Stretchman against his will and did whatever he could to beat the team and split them up. It’s now gotten so awkward that the wrestling lawyer Gouma Ryu is getting involved and the situation has to go to court!

BASARA “VAJRA 56 ~OSAKA WINTER TEAM AND PEOPLE~”, 08/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Kuishinbo Kamen

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Yasu Urano, HUB, Naoki Tanizaki, Manabu Hara and Fuminori Abe will all be on the show.

BASARA “VAJRA 57 ~OSHU KAIMICHI~”, 14/01/2018
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

1. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
2. Special Single Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Yasu Urano

Masamune, Tsutomu Oosugi, Hercules Senga and Fuminori Abe will all be on the show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TRY ME 2018”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Shuhei Washida Debut Match: Shuhei Washida Vs X
2. America Vs India! Ganpuro Special International In Ōji: Shota Vs Brian Aki
3. New Spring Special Mixed Tag Match ~ Ganpuro Vs Last Jedi: Ken Ohka & HARUKAZE Vs Chikara & Kaori Kobayashi

Brian Aki returns to Ganpuro after impressing everyone with his match back in November. This time he isn’t auditioning for Ganbare The Great so he should be free to be more like himself.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 25/03/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

The latest cast of guests appearing on the show are Naomichi Marufuji, Daisuke Sekimoto, Jiro Kuroshio, Shuji Ishikawa, Mike Bailey, Joey Ryan, Colt Cabana and LiLiCo.