Video – Sakaguchi/MAO Vs Brookes/Watase Vs Takao/Shimatani BOYZ 3 Way Tag

June 26, 2019

BOYZ “HARAJUKU KAWAII SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 17~”, 23/06/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall
269 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Yukio Sakaguchi, Chris Brookes & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Tsutomu Oosugi, MAO & Mizuki Watase


Video – Kodaka Vs Oosugi From Heaven Summit 2nd Round

June 21, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 98 ~ASUKAYAMA~”, 16/06/2019
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
160 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Isami Kodaka Vs Tsutomu Oosugi (w/ Banana Senga)


BASARA “BASARA 98 ~ASUKAYAMA~” Results

June 17, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 98 ~ASUKAYAMA~”, 16/06/2019
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
160 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano defeated Fuminori Abe & Masato Kamino when Tsukamoto pinned Kamino with a Half Crab Hold (12:55).
2. FUMA (Best Stretchman V3) & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Best Stretchman V3 (Daichi Kazato) & Stretchman Man when FUMA pinned V3 with the Best Stretch Bomber (4:41).
3. Sento Minzoku Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family: Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura defeated SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo when Shimomura pinned SAGAT with the Orange Sunset (10:23).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Ryota Nakatsu defeated Takato Nakano with a Cross Armbreaker (11:45).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Isami Kodaka defeated Tsutomu Oosugi (w/ Banana Senga) with a Modified Forward Roll (20:15).

The Heaven Summit semi-finals are now official. Isami Kodaka and Ryota Nakatsu join Minoru Fujita and SAGAT in the final four. After Kodaka defeated Tsutomu Oosuji, he said BASARA has given him many good rivals but he cannot afford to give away the 500,000 yen tournament prize to anyone else but himself! He also told everyone the new catchphrase he came up with when he was at Game Changer Wrestling earlier this month: “Peace & Fuck!”

Nakatsu was able to counter Takato Nakano’s La Magistral Cradle into a Cross Armbreaker to make him tap. He didn’t take Nakano lightly because Nakano was able to beat Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with a flash pin in the 1st Round. However Nakatsu believes he trains too much for Nakano to ever catch up with him. Now Nakatsu gets to wrestle Kodaka in a singles match for the first time in three months.

If SAGAT thought he was upper tier now with his tournament run then Daiki Shimomura sent him crashing back down to Earth. A surprise Sunset Orange pinned SAGAT for the big tag match upset. FUMA is trying to keep SAGAT motivated by saying he has the prestige of the Iron Family inside him but SAGAT can’t help but feel angry over the result.

The mysterious power of the Best Stretchman hood was shown again in Match #2 when it was passed from wrestler to wrestler, briefly turning them into Best Stretchman V3. FUMA ended up with the hood and he used the Best Stretch Bomber to pin V3/Daichi Kazato. Afterwards FUMA as V3 yelled that everyone was still weak. He ordered everyone to do 666 stretches until Stretchman Man pulled the hood off him.


BASARA “BASARA 97 ~BANQUET~” Results

May 29, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 97 ~BANQUET~”, 29/05/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
239 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Takato Nakano defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with the Warrior’s Return (5:30).
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Ryota Nakatsu defeated Yusuke Kubo with a Cradle (9:20).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Isami Kodaka defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Fundo No Tsumi (8:49).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Tsutomu Oosugi (w/ Banana Senga) defeated Takumi Tsukamoto with a School Boy (2:52).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Minoru Fujita defeated Fuminori Abe with a Double Wristlock (10:30).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: FUMA defeated Daichi Kazato with the Jawbreaker (10:17).
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: Yasu Urano defeated Masato Kamino with an Inverted Hurricanrana (9:52).
8. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1: SAGAT defeated Ryuichi Sekine with the Goregrind (11:35).

The opening show of this year’s Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ began with news that the winner will receive a 500,000 yen cash prize. The big news coming out of the 1st Round is Ryuichi Sekine getting eliminated by SAGAT! The Union MAX Champion couldn’t get the Let’s Combine locked in and that ended up costing him. SAGAT took him down with a Short Range Lariat and pinned him with the Goregrind. SAGAT kept asking himself in his victory speech if this was a dream. The audience cheers made him realise this was real.

Daichi Kazato was in for a bit of a fright when FUMA found the hood belonging to Best Stretchman V3 hidden in Kazato’s tights. FUMA put on the hood for a taunt but suddenly transformed into a Best Stretchman and did his moves! Kazato took the hood back and wore it himself. He also attached a large rubber band from his waist to the ropes to keep him grounded against FUMA’s attacks. That backfired when Kazato dove off the top rope and the band held him back. That allowed FUMA to hit the Jawbreaker kick for the win.

If Minoru Fujita wins the tournament, he wants to spend the 500,000 yen on his own independently produced show using the BASARA roster.

A knee injury early into the match ruined Takumi Tsukamoto’s chances of advancing. He missed a top rope attack and landed on his knee. Tsutomu Oosugi targeted the injury with a low Dropkick and quickly got the pin with a School Boy.

Isami Kodaka used a Double Wrist Clutch Exploder to win against his stablemate Daiki Shimomura. The move is now called the Fundo No Tsumi (Sin Of Rage).

The other big upset in Round 1 was Takato Nakano eliminating the first Heaven Summit winner Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi! Nakano used the Warrior’s Return as a counter for Hiroshi’s Riki Lariat.

The 2nd Round matches are Takato Nakano Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Isami Kodaka Vs Tsutomu Oosugi, Minoru Fujita Vs FUMA and Yasu Urano Vs SAGAT.

Gunso appeared during the show to ask Kodaka when and where the annual summertime rivalry between BASARA and Dove Pro will begin? They agreed to do shows in August. There will also be a prelude bout on 28th July.


Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ 2019

May 27, 2019

BASARA’s annual tournament the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ will be held under a single elimination for the second year in a row. So far there has been no mention of a prize but a Union MAX Title shot is usually the direction taken for the winner.

BASARA “BASARA 97 ~BANQUET~”, 29/05/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1A: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Takato Nakano
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1B: Yusuke Kubo Vs Ryota Nakatsu
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1C: Daiki Shimomura Vs Isami Kodaka
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1D: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Tsutomu Oosugi (w/ Banana Senga)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1E: Fuminori Abe Vs Minoru Fujita
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1F: FUMA Vs Daichi Kazato
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1G: Masato Kamino Vs Yasu Urano
8. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1H: SAGAT Vs Ryuichi Sekine

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BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH ~TRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE~”, 09/06/2019
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: X Vs X
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: X Vs X

BASARA “BASARA 98 ~ASUKAYAMA~”, 16/06/2019
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: X Vs X
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: X Vs X

The 2nd round of the tournament will be played out over two shows. A decision will be made later over the match schedule but the playoff bracket will go in the order below.

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

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BASARA “BASARA 99 ~BANQUET~”, 25/06/2019
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 100 ~TENKA ISHIN~”, 07/07/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

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


Video – First 7 Falls Of The BASARA All Star Series

April 10, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 93 ~OJI GONGEN~”, 06/04/2019
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
150 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. All Star East Vs West: Isami Kodaka Vs Fuminori Abe
2. All Star East Vs West: FUMA Vs Akiyori Takizawa
3. All Star East Vs West: FUMA Vs Banana Senga
4. All Star East Vs West: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Takato Nakano
5. All Star East Vs West: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Masato Kamino
6. All Star East Vs West: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
7. All Star East Vs West: Yasu Urano Vs Tsutomu Oosugi


DDT “I DO NOT WANT TO ADMIT, THAT I CAN’T GO TO AMERICA 2019” Results

April 4, 2019

DDT “I DO NOT WANT TO ADMIT, THAT I CAN’T GO TO AMERICA 2019”, 04/04/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
157 Fans

1. DDT Pro Wrestling Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling!: Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii defeated Kota Umeda & Keisuke Okuda when Ishii submitted Umeda with a Double Arm Neck Lock (14:51).
*Keisuke Ishii wins Kota Umeda’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
2. Hiroshi Yamato defeated Gota Ihashi with the Sliding X (6:01).
3. No No DQ Match: Yuki Ueno (4) defeated Super Sasadango Machine (5) by Disqualification (10:26).
4. Hardcore Match: Gunso defeated Shunma Katsumata with a Chairshot (16:31).
5. DISASTER BOX Vs Sparky!: Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki defeated Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura when Nakatsu submitted Yoshimura with the Crescent Moon (13:49).
6. Banana Senga & Daiki Shimomura defeated Tsutomu Oosugi & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Shimomura pinned Shimatani with the Orange Sunset (9:09).
7. Yuki Iino Knock On Series Round 7 – Final Round: Daisuke Sekimoto defeated Yuki Iino with the German Suplex (15:08).

The main crew are gone to America but who needs them? Back in Japan all of the DDT wrestlers who did not go on the trip for whatever reason (pretty much most of them being the youngest and least experienced wrestlers on the roster) were allowed to gather together and produce their own DDT show in Shin-Kiba 1st RING. In the main event Yuki Iino completed his seven match series losing in inevitable fashion against Daisuke Sekimoto. It was a good effort and Sekimoto praised Iino after the match, telling him he felt like his neck was going to come off. Iino badly wanted to win the match but learned today that he has power but not the technique to go with it.

The semi-main tag match was supposed to be Gran MilliMeters Vs Speed Of Sounds but Nobuhiro Shimatani did not want to team with his former partner Daiki Shimomura. When the match was suddenly announced to be a Tornado Tag, the teams were switched to Shimatani & Tsutomu Oosugi against Shimomura & Banana Senga. When Shimatani introduced himself to Senga with “I am Nobu” Senga responded with “I am a Banana!” Shimomura kicked out of Shimatani’s Fisherman Buster then pinned him with the Orange Sunset. The two eventually shook hands after the match.

Toru Owashi told Naoki Tanizaki today was the first time in a long time that they wrestled in the same match together. He blamed Naomi Yoshimura’s tiredness as the reason for DISASTER BOX losing to Sparky. Tanizaki was left confused. He heard that Owashi turned into a comedy wrestler but the Owashi he fought today was as serious as he remembered.

Shunma Katsumata is leaning back into his interest for hardcore wrestling. His match with Gunso left him bloodied and sore thanks to a spike attack, getting crushed under a ladder, being put through a table break and falling onto legos. Katsumata was tough enough to kick out of pins after all of those moments but a chairshot to the head finally put him out for the count. Gunso said before today he didn’t know who Katsumata was. Gunso even subscribed to DDT Universe just to watch and study his matches. He is impressed by what he saw today and he welcomes Katsumata to follow him down the hardcore road.

Before the No No DQ Match began, Super Sasadango Machine revealed something shocking. Yuki Ueno blocked him on Twitter! The goal of the match is to get your opponent to commit fouls five times. Sasadango asked the audience to help him by grabbing and pulling Ueno towards them if he gets thrown out of the ring. That will allow Sasadango to place a bear trap on the ring steps so when Ueno is freed and has to run back into the ring to break the count, he’ll step on the trap. Ueno didn’t fall for it, instead he picked up the trap and threw it away. Sasadango also encouraged fans to chant “Splash” at Ueno so he would be encouraged to do a Diving Body Press from the top rope. Climbing the turnbuckle counts as a foul so Ueno was deducted a point. Sasadango also tricked Ueno into punching him with a closed fist during a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Another foul happened when Sasadango framed Ueno for ripping off his mask. Ueno however got to hit a Frog Splash from the top rope when the ref wasn’t looking. He also got Sasadango DQ’ed five separate times to be declared the winner. Sasadango asked Ueno if he would unblock him on Twitter. Ueno refused.

Gota Ihashi isn’t a fan of Hiroshi Yamato’s singing, particularly today’s attempt at a salsa song. When Yamato beat Ihashi, he got to sing his song.

Keisuke Ishii’s new Double Arm Neck Lock won him another match and he now has a Right To Challenge Gauntlet. Now that a Gauntlet is in Ganbare☆Wrestling what’s going to happen if Ishii wants to cash it in there under the new rules?