BASARA Invades Dove Pro

August 15, 2017

I was only able to find partial results of the BASARA related matches from the DDT website.

DOVE PRO “CLASH! DOVE X BASARA OSAKA GAMES”, 10/08/2017
Osaka Theater Sekaikan
??? Fans

1. 3 WAY THRASH: SAGAT & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated HAYATA & Taniyuki Ota and Gunso & Kabuki Kid when SAGAT pinned Kid with the Gore Grind (?:??).
2. Hide Kubota & Yasu Kubota Vs Yuki Aoki & Kouhei Kinoshita (?:??).
3. 3 WAY THRASH: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Shoichi Uchida and Rey Paloma when Hiroshi pinned Paloma with a Cradle (?:??).
4. DOVE Tag Team Titles: YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano (c) defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Chikano pinned Nakatsu with the Buzzsaw Kick (?:??).
*V3 for The Gingin BOYS.
5. Isami Kodaka defeated “brother” YASSHI with the European Clutch (?:??).

BASARA was invited over to Dove Pro’s house for a weekend series of inter-promotional matches. Day 1 was held in Osaka and BASARA almost dominated the challenge by winning 3 of the 4 inter-promotional matches. Isami Kodaka beat “brother” YASSHI but he was saved from defeat when the referee was knocked down during the match, missing a vital pinfall by YASSHI. Kodaka countered YASSHI’s Locomotion Suplex into the European Clutch to steal the win.

Cavalry were the only losers on team BASARA. They failed to win the DOVE Tag Team Titles from The Gingin BOYS and they blamed the BOYS’ female fans over it.

Both Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Rey Paloma ignored Shoichi Uchida for most of the 3 Way Match. They were more focused on wrestling each other until Hiroshi convinced Paloma to sing with him. Hiroshi then rolled Paloma into a pin as they were singing to get the three count.

The 3 Way Tag match was fought under Hardcore Rules and it got violent. SAGAT was unstoppable with the chairs while Takumi Tsukamoto used a ladder to great effect. Their opponents were no match for them and SAGAT got the pin on Kabuki Kid to win. Kid’s partner Gunso had a stare down with SAGAT after the match.

DOVE PRO “CLASH! DOVE X BASARA HIROSHIMA GAMES”, 11/08/2017
Hiroshima Marina Hop
??? Fans

1. Shoichi Uchida & Sauser Vs Takeshi Okada & Van Veer Negro (?:??).
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Rey Paloma with a Cross Armbreaker (?:??).
3. Yuki Aoki & Kouhei Kinoshita Vs HAYATA & YO-HEY (?:??).
4. Kenshin Chikano defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Buzzsaw Kick (?:??).
5. Elimination 8-Man Tag Match: “brother” YASSHI, Naoki Tanizaki, Kabuki Kid & Gunso defeated Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryuichi Sekine & SAGAT (?:??).

The next day’s show took place in Dove Pro’s home location in Hiroshima. It was highlighted by a crazy 4 Vs 4 Elimination brawl between Dove Pro and BASARA. Kodaka was busted open early after chairshots and a collision with the ring post. He later scored the first elimination over Naoki Tanizaki. Kabuki Kid got rid of Tsukamoto but was then eliminated by Ryuichi Sekine. YASSHI evened the sides by escaping Sekine’s Let’s Combine and pinning him with La Magistral. YASSHI and Kodaka eliminated each other when a tackled took both of them over the top rope and out of the ring. This left SAGAT and Gunso as the last members of each team. Gunso came out on top with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster and the Diving Guillotine Drop.

Chikano pinned Nakatsu with the Buzzsaw Kick for the second show in a row.

Hiroshi and Paloma continued to sing at each other duiring their second match. Hiroshi trapped him in a Cross Armbreaker to win but continued to attack him after the match. Paloma fought him off and hit the Paloma Bomber to make Hiroshi flee out of the ring.

Next up, Dove Pro will be back in BASARA for another inter-promotional challenge series on 23rd & 24th August.


BASARA “VAJRA 41 ~OSAKA BEER GARDEN WRESTLING 2017~” Results

July 29, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 41 ~OSAKA BEER GARDEN WRESTLING 2017~”, 29/07/2017
Osaka Okinawa Hall
182 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Ryuichi Sekine defeated Takato Nakano with the Let’s Combine (7:00).
2. Best Stretchman V3 In Danger! Approach Battle Socrates Fear: Yasu Urano defeated Best Stretchman V3 with a Backslide Pin (10:00).
3. Real Style Co., Ltd. Presents Special Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Gouma Ryu defeated Masamune & Kuishinbo Kamen when Ryu pinned Kamen with the Super Long Dwelling Moonsault (9:13).
4. Gunso & Kabuki Kid defeated Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT when Gunso pinned SAGAT with the Diving Guillotine Drop On A Chair (13:12).
5. Keihan Wrestling Dispute 2017: Naoki Tanizaki defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Implant (12:35).
6. Trans-Am ★ Family Vs IRON PRIEST: FUMA, HUB & Yusuke Kubo defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Abe when Kubo pinned Abe with the Death Metal Roll (14:58).

Yusuke Kubo continues to lead IRON PRIEST to victory over the Trans-Am ★ Family. This time his Death Metal Roll put Trans-Am ★ Abe down for the count. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi was furious with Abe over the result and fired him from the team after the match. This is the second time Abe has been fired from the Family. FUMA told everyone that “KUBO-METAL” will be the next person to challenge Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi for the Union MAX Title. When BASARA returns to Osaka, “KUBO-METAL” will be the champion! Keep on rockin’!

Naoki Tanizaki continued to attack Ryota Nakatsu after their match until Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine came to the rescue. Gunso & Kabuki Kid then ran in to back up Tanizaki. Kodaka said that BASARA lost their matches to Dove Pro today but BASARA will get their chance at revenge next month. Today was a declaration of war! Kodaka pointed out he is affiliated with Dragon Gate but he sides with Dove Pro in this feud.

Chairs and a ladder were used a lot in the match between Tsukasaga-gun and Dove Pro. The end came when Gunso slammed Takumi Tsukamoto onto the ladder. Kabuki Kid then placed a chair on SAGAT and Gunso hit the Guillotine Drop to win the match. There will be more BASARA Vs Dove Pro matches down the line and Tsukamoto is looking forward to them. He is a death match wrestler more than a hardcore wrestler. He’s been in more dangerous matches than what Dove Pro are used to. Kabuki Kid describes himself & Gunso as Hardcore Craftsmen. They’re not scared of Tsukamoto & SAGAT.

Kuishinbo Kamen placed Gouma Ryu upside down against the turnbuckles in the Tree Of Woe position. Kamen then got knocked down and Ryu fell on top of him for the three count. Calling it a Moonsault is being very generous.


BASARA “VAJRA 39 ~UCHOUTEN SKY~” Results

July 5, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 39 ~UCHOUTEN SKY~”, 05/07/2017
Shinjuku FACE
336 Fans

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block Decision Match: FUMA defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with the Jawbreaker (13:27).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu & Abdullah Kobayashi defeated Hercules Senga & Fuminori Abe when Kobayashi pinned Senga with the Bakachinga Elbow Drop (6:04).
3. Naoki Tanizaki defeated Takato Nakano with the Implant (9:13).
4. 3 Army Fight: Yusuke Kubo & Hagane defeated Tsutomu Oosugi & Best Stretchman V3 and Trans-Am ★ Shinya & SAGAT when Kubo pinned SAGAT with the Death Metal Roll (9:56).
5. Special Single Match: Magnitude Kishiwada defeated Ryota Nakatsu with a Half Crab Hold (13:15).
6. Hardcore Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine defeated Yasu Urano & Takumi Tsukamoto when Kodaka pinned Urano with the Giga Ladder Break (13:41).
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final – Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) defeated FUMA with the Perfect Plex (17:19).
*V2 for Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi.

The final night of the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament began with a suspenseful tiebreaker. Both Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and FUMA finished in a dead heat in their block. Their group match ended in a Double KO so neither could put in a rightful claim for who deserved the spot in the final more. So they had to fight each other again in a tiebreaker match. This time FUMA came out on top, wearing out Hiroshi with Buzzsaw Kicks and then finally finishing him off with the Jawbreaker kick.

The stakes were raised in the final when Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi agreed to put the Union MAX Title on the line against FUMA. After all, there was no clear challenger on the horizon for the champ after he swept through the competition in the group stage. The ring was surrounded by IRON PRIEST and the Trans-Am ★ Family. All of them were cheering for their wrestler to win. The champion was in trouble when FUMA countered the Perfect Five into the Metal Fire From Hell. The end appeared to be coming when FUMA went for the Jawbreaker but Ryuichi made him freeze by pointing at him and shouting “YOU!” FUMA snapped out and gave Ryuichi a High Kick then a Superplex. FUMA was on fire until Ryuichi stopped him in his tracks with a Lariat. Now Ryuichi was shaking the ropes in anticipation and he hit another Lariat for a nearfall. The end finally came when Ryuichi hit the Perfect Five and it was enough to pin FUMA for the three count.

Ryuichi happily accepted his 500,000 yen cash prize. He told FUMA he dislikes the Heavy Metal hand sign but he also doesn’t mind heavy metal music in general so they should wrestle again some time. He tried to walk towards FUMA for a handshake but stopped when SAGAT accidentally stepped on the microphone cable. Ryuichi and Hiroshi attacked SAGAT as punishment then went back to shake FUMA’s hand. The Trans-Am ★ Family declared “War is over. Love and peace.” However, Yusuke Kubo disagreed. He told the Family in English that the war is not over and IRON PRIEST won’t be shaking hands with them. IRON PRIEST will never give up! He challenged them to a match on 20th July. They agreed but first, Ryuichi is taking his prize money to Las Vegas.

Yasu Urano wanted to experience a Hardcore Match and by God he got what he wanted. Isami Kodaka brought out a ladder and set it up in the ring. Then when the match began everyone immediately brought in chairs and swung away at each other. Kodaka later busted him open with a chairshot. Takumi Tsukamoto fended off Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine with his giant hammer. Kodaka then hit the Chair Assisted Diving Double Knee Drop on Tsukamoto. Urano broke the pin and DDT’d Kodaka onto the chair. Sekine wiped out Tsukamoto with a Topé Suicida while Kodaka hit Urano with a Shining Wizard. Kodaka climbed the ladder but Urano followed. The two exchanged strikes until Kodaka knocked Urano off the ladder. He then hit the Diving Double Knee Drop from the ladder to Urano. After that there was no way Urano could kick out. When the match was over Kodaka asked Urano if he enjoyed his first Hardcore Match. Urano said he did not take this match lightly and he wanted to do as well as SAGAT would. Urano then asked if he could continue to wrestle in BASARA, but no more Hardcore Matches. Kodaka brought up the Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament. There have been two tournaments previously and they were won by Urano and Kodaka. So let’s do it again! Both of them announced they will enter the next Budokai tournament which will take place in Korakuen Hall instead of Shinjuku on 28th December. Naoki Tanizaki also threw his name into the hat when he found out about it.

Ryota Nakatsu’s plan to target Magnitude Kishiwada’s left arm didn’t work. His opponent was able to shrug off the damage and cut him off with a Lariat late in the match. He only got a nearfall with the Diving Body Press. When that didn’t work, Kishiwada put Nakatsu into a Single Leg Crab Hold and dragged him into the middle of the ring for the submission victory.

Takato Nakano stepped up to Naoki Tanizaki, throwing Chops when Tanizaki mocked him for being the “Youngster of BASARA”. Nakano kicked out of the Reverse Implant but fell to the normal version of the move. Nakano slapped the mat in disappointment after the match.

Yuko Miyamoto will be on the 1st October Korakuen Hall show. The event will celebrate Isami Kodaka’s 15th Anniversary in wrestling.


BASARA “VAJRA 38 WU” Results

June 25, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 38 WU”, 25/06/2017
Nagoya Sportiva Arena
101 Fans

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Best Stretchman V3 defeated Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano when Tsukamoto pinned Nakano with a Stepover Toe Hold With Trigger Point (12:14).
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: SAGAT (4) defeated Gouma Ryu (0) by Countout (7:47).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka (6) defeated FUMA (7) with the Tori Kabuto (8:36).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu (6) defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (7) with the Cross Armbreaker (13:37).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (10) defeated Ryuichi Sekine (8) with the Perfect Five (11:04).

Block A Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (10)
-. Ryuichi Sekine (8)
3. Yusuke Kubo (6)
4. Takumi Tsukamoto (4)
5. Best Stretchman V3 (2)
6. Takato Nakano (0)

Block B Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (7)
-. FUMA (7)
3. Isami Kodaka (6)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (6)
5. SAGAT (4)
-. Gouma Ryu (0)

Well this is a predicament. The two front runners for Block B both lost their matches today and finished tied in 1st place. FUMA lost to Isami Kodaka when Kodaka brought out his new secret move, the Tori Kabuto to win. Then Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi blew his chance to win the block when he submitted to Ryota Nakatsu. FUMA and Hiroshi will face off in a tiebreaker match on 5th July, the same night as the final.

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi cleared the last hurdle Block A to win the group and head into the final undefeated. Ryuichi Sekine was also unbeaten up until this point but couldn’t kick out to the Perfect Five. Hiroshi congratulated him afterwards and apologised for losing to “Young Boy Nakatsu”. Ryuichi said he will be waiting for either Hiroshi or FUMA in the final.

Gouma Ryu tried to distract SAGAT with a quiz while they wrestled but SAGAT didn’t care enough to be effected. SAGAT chased Ryu out of the ring until he somehow got himself wedged between the ring post and the pillar next to it. Takumi Tsukamoto and a few fans grabbed SAGAT and pulled him free. However, Ryu was still holding on to SAGAT from the other side and was wedged into the gap himself! SAGAT left him stuck there so he could win by countout.


BASARA “VAJRA 38 ~FEAST~ DRINKING PARTY” Results

June 19, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 38 ~FEAST~ DRINKING PARTY”, 19/06/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
212 Fans

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (8) defeated Takato Nakano (0) with the Let’s Combine (5:37).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Kengo Mashimo defeated Gouma Ryu and Hercules Senga when Mashimo submitted both Ryu and Senga with the Double Mudo (9:37).
3. Tsutomu Oosugi, Best Stretchman V3 & Masaya Takahashi defeated Ryota Nakatsu, Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe when Stretchman pinned Abe after a Double Choke Slam with Takahashi (10:59).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Yusuke Kubo (6) defeated Takumi Tsukamoto (4) with (12:00).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (7) Vs FUMA (7) ended in a Double KO (12:00).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: SAGAT (2) defeated Isami Kodaka (4) with the Goregrind (12:39).

Block A Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (8)
-. Ryuichi Sekine (8)
3. Yusuke Kubo (6)
4. Takumi Tsukamoto (4)
5. Best Stretchman V3 (2)
6. Takato Nakano (0)

Block B Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (7)
-. FUMA (7)
3. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
5. SAGAT (2)
-. Gouma Ryu (0)

The race to the top in both groups are now getting tight with one more set of matches left to go. Isami Kodaka was knocked out of the running with a shock defeat to SAGAT. The match between Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and FUMA was so intense that neither could answer the 10 count and the match was ruled a draw. The two are still tied in first so it will all come down to their separate final matches.

Over In Block A, Ryuichi Sekine scored his fourth straight win in a row. He and Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi will fight each other to win their group on the final day. Yusuke Kubo beat Takumi Tsukamoto in their last bout of the tournament. Neither will make it to the final but at least Kubo can be satisfied by finishing ahead of Tsukamoto.

Yasu Urano appeared after the main event. He said when he became a freelancer he was able to reset his mind and think about where he wanted to wrestle outside of DDT. He also thought about going to other places to visit old friends. He pointed out SAGAT and Tsukamoto as friends he was surprised to see again. Oh, and Hiroshi too. Kodaka asked Urano if he would like to fight with his friends again. Urano said he would and he asked if he could wrestle in BASARA. Kodaka agreed and invited him to compete at the Shinjuku show on 5th July. Urano then said in his 17 years of wrestling there are certain matches he was never a part of. So for his first BASARA match he wants a Hardcore Tag Match! Kodaka agreed to be one of his opponents. Both will go find wrestlers to team with in the meantime.


BASARA “VAJRA 37 WU” Results

June 2, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 37 WU”, 01/06/2017
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum
75 Fans

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (4) defeated Best Stretchman V3 (2) with the Dodon (7:04).
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA (6) defeated Gouma Ryu (0) with the Heavy Metal Anthem (8:59).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (8) defeated Takato Nakano (0) with the Trans-Am ★ Shooter (6:05).
4. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Shinya defeated MC.33 & Fuminori Abe when Shinya pinned Abe with the Δ Drive (9:02).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (6) defeated Yusuke Kubo (4) with the Ryusetsu (11:17).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu (4) defeated SAGAT (0) with the V Slider (13:13).

Block A Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (8)
2. Ryuichi Sekine (6)
3. Yusuke Kubo (4)
-. Takumi Tsukamoto (4)
5. Best Stretchman V3 (2)
6. Takato Nakano (0)

Block B Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (6)
-. FUMA (6)
3. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
5. SAGAT (0)
-. Gouma Ryu (0)

SAGAT is no closer to getting his first win in this year’s Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~. He fell to Ryota Nakatsu in the main event. Technical wrestling defeated brute force in this contest. Nakatsu joked that his baseball practice at the Tokyo Dome earlier in the day helped him win the match. He now looks ahead to his final group match against Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi.

Cavalry’s success continued with Ryuichi Sekine beating Yusuke Kubo in the semi-main event. Sekine is currently undefeated with two matches left on his schedule.

While MC.33 and Trans-Am ★ Shinya were wrestling, Shinya asked what does the MC stand for? MC.33 said MCs are people who are familiar with music. Suddenly MC.33 transformed the wrestling match into an entrance music quiz. The Trans-Am ★ Family got the questions right and used the moves of Stone Cold and The Rock after correctly guessing their songs. Angry at losing, MC.33 brought out a samurai sword and sliced through the Trans-Am ★ Family. However they got back up as soon as they realised it was a fake sword. They knocked MC.33 out of the ring with a Big Boot and Shinya then pinned Fuminori Abe with the Δ Drive.

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi is almost on the home clear with one match left for him to fight for in Block A. He added a submission move to his repertoire, the Trans-Am ★ Shooter. The rookie Takato Nakano had nowhere to go when he was locked in the move. The only opponent left for him is Ryuichi Sekine. And wouldn’t you know it, Sekine is the only one who can realistically catch up with him at this point.

FUMA came to the show to wrestle but Gouma Ryu wanted to talk about music instead. Ryu said he’s been listening to Dreams Come True and B’z because they make music that anyone can listen to. He wanted to know why FUMA likes heavy metal. FUMA said it is because of people like Ryu and he then attacked him to start the match. Ryu fought back by summoning the power of Tetsuya Komuro and other J-Pop artists. When the match reached its end, FUMA admitted that the music of B’z is close to metal so they’re ok. He then pinned Ryu with the Heavy Metal Anthem.

Best Stretchman V3 thought Takumi Tsukamoto was a monster fisherman because he uses the Fisherman Suplex. Tsukamoto proved him wrong by using the Dodon to beat him. Although he is out of the tournament, Tsukamoto wants to finish his run by beating Yusuke Kubo so he can finish with 6 points.

Isami Kodaka will hold an event celebrating his 15th Anniversary in wrestling at Korakuen Hall on 1st October. The show will feature wrestlers associated with Isami from all over the wrestling industry, not just BASARA.


BASARA “VAJRA 37 ~PARTY~ SUMPTUOUS FEAST” Results

May 17, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 37 ~PARTY~ SUMPTUOUS FEAST”, 17/05/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
204 Fans

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (2) defeated Takato Nakano (0) with the Dodon (7:18).
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka (4) defeated Gouma Ryu (0) with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:37).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (6) defeated Best Stretchman V3 (2) with the Perfect Five (11:28).
4. Masamune, Yusuke Kubo & Tatsuhiko Yoshino defeated Ryuji Ito, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe when Kubo pinned Abe with the Gedo Clutch (13:21).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA (4) defeated Ryota Nakatsu (2) with the Jawbreaker (12:59).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (6) defeated SAGAT (0) with the Perfect Plex (13:25).

Block A Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (6)
2. Yusuke Kubo (4)
-. Ryuichi Sekine (4)
4. Takumi Tsukamoto (2)
-. Best Stretchman V3 (2)
6. Takato Nakano (0)

Block B Standings

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (6)
2. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. FUMA (4)
4. Ryota Nakatsu (2)
5. SAGAT (0)
-. Gouma Ryu (0)

The Trans-Am ★ Family continue to smash through the competition and lead both blocks undefeated. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated his friend SAGAT in the main event. Hiroshi admitted afterwards that he has never praised SAGAT until now. He was impressed with how SAGAT fought his best because the audience put their support behind him.

The odds on Gouma Ryu beating Isami Kodaka were improved when rumours spread across the locker room that Kodaka was wrestling with a neck injury. Ryu’s attacked Kodaka from behind but rather than fight back, Kodaka instead brought in two chairs and asked Ryu to sit down and have a chat. When that was finished they began to wrestle again. Kodaka overcame his injuries to win the match. He shook Ryu’s hand afterwards and thanked him for a good match.

Takumi Tsukamoto finally registered some points after a poor start, beating Takato Nakano in the opener. Despite playing catch up he does not want to rush himself in the ring. Being impatient will not help him find the breakthrough strategy that will get him back in the points race.