New No People Shows In April

March 31, 2020

DDT “DDT UNIVERSE LIVE! APRIL FOOL 2020”, 04/04/2020
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Jordan Heatley Debut Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Jordan Heatley
2. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Syuri Vs Saki Akai
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
4. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

We’re back to empty arena shows for the time being. At least it’s happening in different venues. Chiba 2AW Square is available so Jordan Heatley’s debut match, Saki Akai Vs Syuri, the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match and the DDT Extreme Title match that were all meant to happen in the first weekend of April are now taking place there.

DDT “DDT UNIVERSE LIVE! MAX BUMP 2020”, 12/04/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

The 12th April Korakuen Hall show was cancelled so the big matches booked for that show are now happening in Shinjuku FACE on the same day. So the KO-D Openweight Title and KO-D Tag Team Titles are still getting defended. Also Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi for the Saitama Super Arena Sword. There may be some other Right To Challenge Gauntlet shenanigans going on.

BASARA “BASARA 129 ~BANQUET~”, 21/04/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Gouma Ryu & Ryuji Ito
2. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Fuminori Abe gets the toughest test possible for his first Union MAX Title defence. Isami Kodaka pinned him in a tag match on the last show so that makes him the No. 1 Contender.


BASARA “BASARA 125 ~BANQUET~” Results

March 24, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 125 ~BANQUET~”, 24/03/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
259 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Akiyori Takizawa defeated Tetsuo Usui with the Sleng Teng (7:28).
2. Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Gouma Ryu defeated Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT when Ryu pinned SAGAT with a Cradle (8:17).
3. FUMA & Antonio Honda defeated Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino when FUMA pinned Kamino with the Heavy Metal Anthem (11:07).
4. Tsutomu Oosugi, Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Leo Isaka when Oosugi pinned Nakano after the Pictures At An Exhibition (9:06).
5. IRON FIST Next Challengers Decision Battle: Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki defeated Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura when Tanizaki submitted Shimomura with a Crosss Facelock (12:18).
6. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c) by Referee Stoppage (1:57).
*Masahiro Takanashi fails in V4. Fuminori Abe becomes the 14th Union MAX Champion!

Masahiro Takanashi injured his ankle two minutes into the main event and the match had to be stopped. He fractured his fibula and tibia while he was grappling with Fuminori Abe on the ring mat. Abe was awarded the Union MAX Title and Takanashi tried to encourage him by saying he deserved it. Abe promised to remain the MAX Champion until Takanashi recovers so they can have a rematch for the belt.

Sparky faces Speed Of Sounds for the IRON FIST Tag Titles on 28th March.

Antonio Honda was invited to wrestle at “FUMA FEST VOL.4” on 11th April.


Spring Is Blooming But Everything Will Probably Get Cancelled Anyway

March 23, 2020

Who knows how much of this will stick in the next few days. I’m writing this while hearing the Olympics are likely to get postponed until next year. If that’s going down then no way does the pro wrestling schedule in Japan for the rest of the year remain unscathed.

BASARA “BASARA 125 ~BANQUET~”, 24/03/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tetsuo Usui Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Gouma Ryu Vs Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
3. FUMA & Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino
4. Tsutomu Oosugi, Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Leo Isaka
5. IRON FIST Next Challengers Decision Battle: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki
6. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

Spring is beginning to bloom which means BASARA’s schedule is ramping up. If nothing gets cancelled then there will be 3 or 4 BASARA shows a month happening up to July.

BASARA “BASARA 126 ~OSAKA CAMP SPRING TAISHO~”, 28/03/2020
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Jun Masaoka
2. 3 Way Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Gouma Ryu Vs Daichi Kazato
3. Losers Of 24/3 Challenger Tag Match Vs Fuminori Abe & Tetsuo Usui
4. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
5. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita
6. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Winners Of 24/3 Challenger Tag Match

The No. 1 Contenders for the IRON FIST Tag Titles won’t have to wait long for the title match.

Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita looks like a de facto No. 1 Contender’s match for the Union MAX Title. Don’t know why else two Sento Minzoku wrestlers would face off against each other. Then again I’ve been struggling to follow BASARA ever since the split so I have to be missing the context for it.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 28/03/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Haruna Neko Vs Mirai Maiumi
2. Yuna Manase Vs Sena Shiori
3. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa Vs Mina Shirakawa & Suzume
4. Shoko Nakajima & Nodoka Tenma Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu
5. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Pom Harajuku
6. Princess Of Princess Title Next Challenger Decision 4 Way Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki Vs Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku

The Tampa show next month being cancelled means Yuka Sakazaki Vs Su Yung can no longer go ahead. That means there is currently no No. 1 Contender for the Princess Of Princess Title. To keep Sakazaki from feeling lonely on top for much longer, a 4 Way Match will be held this week to determine her next challenger. The options are the previous champ Miyu Yamashita, Sakazaki’s regular tag partner Mizuki, superhero trickster Hyper Misao and breaking out of the pack Yuki Aino.

DDT “PROTECT THE ELDERLY FROM THE NEW CORONAVIRUS! KYOU CLINIC PRO WRESTLING”, 30/03/2020
Saitama Medical Corporation Anzukai Kyou Clinic

1. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Shinya Aoki, Makoto Oishi & Gabai Ji-chan

Probably crossing the line at this point but let’s keep going and see what happens. DDT is doing a Falls Count Anywhere Match inside a medical clinic. Gorgeous Matsuno and Gabai Ji-chan will be there too for added refuge in audacity. The match will broadcast live on DDT’s Youtube channel.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKESHI~”, 02/04/2020
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater

1. Jordan Heatley Debut Match: Antonio Honda Vs Jordan Heatley
2. 3 Way Tag Match: MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Danshoku Dieno & Mizuki Watase
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Yuki Iino Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Syuri Vs Saki Akai
5. Special 3 Way Match For The People Who Count Not Go To The United States: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes Vs Yuki Ueno
6. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
7. Revengers Vs Eruption!: Masato Tanaka & Takuya Sugawara Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi

Yukio Sakaguchi has stepped up to challenge Masato Tanaka for the KO-D Openweight Title. It’s only been around three months since Eruption was formed and they are already making their move to take over DDT! Tanaka is bringing in Takuya Sugawara to even the numbers a little.

Konosuke Takeshita, Chris Brookes and Yuki Ueno were going to be in Tampa along with the Tokyo Joshi Pro crew but that’s not happening now. The three of them will instead wrestle each other back in Japan. Show them what America will miss lads.

The 5th Match in the Okibariyasu series is going to be kick heavy. Saki Akai faces the freelancer Syuri.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOCHIOTOME~”, 04/04/2020
Oyama City Cultural Center Small Hall

1. Mike Bailey Vs Jordan Heatley
2. Akito, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase Vs MAO, Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura
3. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Hiroshi Yamato
4. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi
5. Variety Groups Proud Of DDT Gather In Oyama! Inevitable Laughter! Show Me, Comical Soul!: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. Oyama Specialty! Good Luck Town Special 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda Vs Konosuke Takeshita
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

The Business Alliance is now called #DAMNHEARTS. I liked #STRONGDAMHEARNATION better.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUKENAPORITAN~”, 05/04/2020
Shizuoka Fuji-san Messe

1. Antonio Honda & Yuki Iino Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Jordan Heatley
2. Chris Brookes & MAO Vs Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura
3. Soma Takao & El Lindaman Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yukio Naya
4. Yuki Ueno Vs Mike Bailey
5. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. DAMNATION Vs Eruption!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai
7. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

Shizuoka gets two hometown boys in a title match. Shinya Aoki nominated Makoto Oishi to be his opponent for the DDT Extreme Title.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HIEROPHANT GREEN 2020”, 11/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Special Single Match ~Beauty And Hentai~: Asuka Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
2. Hataage 6th Anniversary Match ~New And Old Ganpro Vs Tomodachi-gun~: Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii Vs Minoru Fujita & Hagane Shinno

Who has the more beautiful Moonsault, Asuka or Shinichiro Tominaga? Who has the more perverted Moonsault? Does that even make sense? Either way, the answer for that one is Tominaga. I still haven’t gotten over the time he compared himself to XVideos in a promo.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2020”, 12/04/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

With Sakaguchi going after the KO-D Title, Kazusada Higuchi has made it his mission to win the Saitama Super Arena Sword from Tetsuya Endo. If Sakaguchi and Higuchi both get their way then “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” will have an all Eruption main event!

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAISHO~”, 18/04/2020
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Match: Yuni Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Osaka Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Maku Donaruto
3. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino

You’re not escaping from Maku Donaruto, Brookes! Not now, not ever!

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 19/04/2020
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Fukuoka Specialty! No. 1 In The UK And Japan Gentleman Wrestler Decision Battle: Chris Brookes Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Fukuoka Specialty! DDT Sauna Club No. 1 Tag Decision Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO & Shunma Katsumata
3. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Antonio Honda

It took a few tries and asking the right person but Antonio Honda is getting his DDT UNIVERSAL Title match. Maybe tranquility is the right path for him and Daisuke Sasaki… Pfft! Yeah right, what wrestler ever made it big thanks to tranquility?

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020”, 07/06/2020
Saitama Super Arena

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Michiaki Nakano Vs X
2. Special Tag Match ~ HarashiMarufuji Vs CimaSoma!: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Holder Of The Saitama Super Arena Sword

So right now the SSA main event is Tanaka Vs Endo. But there are still title matches to come and Right To Challenge Gauntlets still in play that can completely change the course of the KO-D Title scene over the next two months. Also the Coronavirus cancelling everything but let’s not think about that.


BASARA “BASARA 122 ~BANQUET~” Results

February 18, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 122 ~BANQUET~”, 18/02/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
264 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yasu Urano & Daichi Kazato defeated Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino when Urano pinned Nakano with the Rock Drop (6:34).
2. Handicap Match: Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Gouma Ryu & Tetsuo Usui when Tsukamoto submitted Ryu with a Crab Hold (7:55).
3. Fuminori Abe defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Arm Trapped Manjigatame (10:16).
4. Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa defeated FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT when Tanizaki pinned Kubo with the Implant Bomb (13:17).
5. IRON FIST TAG Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) defeated Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine when Senga pinned Sekine with a Let’s Combine Cutback (13:12).
*V2 for Speed Of Sounds.
6. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) defeated Minoru Fujita with the Takatonic (20:25).
*V3 for Masahiro Takanashi.

After the main event Fuminori Abe challenged Masahiro Takanashi to a Union MAX Title match. Takanashi accepted and the match will take place on 24th March.

A BASARA owned bar will open in Yotsuya Sanchome, Tokyo this March. The bar is called Clutch and Ryota Nakatsu will be the manager.


MAO’s Thoughts On Tanaka, Hole Brothers Chasing Gold, STRONGHEARTS/DAMNATION Further Their Alliance

February 4, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 08/02/2020
Aichi NGK Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

1. Miu Watanabe Vs Raku
2. Rika Tatsumi & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
3. Yuna Manase & Mirai Maiumi Vs Hyper Misao & Pom Harajuku
4. Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Haruna Neko Vs Mizuki, Suzume & Sena Shiori
5. Saki Akai Vs Hikari Noa
6. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
7. Yuka Sakazaki & Maki Itoh Vs Lana Austin & Yuki Aino

Yuka Sakazaki will be wrestling on AEW Dynamite tomorrow night. She’ll be back in Japan this weekend to prepare for her another preview match against Lana Austin.

Raku begins her quest to win a match. Miu Watanabe won’t go light on her just because they are both Up Up Girls.

A bunch of the Tokyo Joshi Pro roster had cameos on the latest episode of the CBS cop drama S.W.A.T. I’m not making this up. Miyu Yamashita fights a detective inside Robot Restaurant while Shoko Nakajima tries to pull a gun on the guy from Better Off Ted. I swear I’m not making this up!

DDT “SUNDAY KASUKABIAN! 2020”, 09/02/2020
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi
4. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno Vs Cody Hall
6. Charisma Vs Gongitsune!: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda
7. Harashimao Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

Cody Hall gets his hands on one half of the KO-D Tag Team Champions. He should be careful though. If Yuki Ueno beats him then Ueno takes the black Right To Challenge Gauntlet from Hall.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 11/02/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase Vs Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma
2. Mahiro Kiryu Vs Sena Shiori
3. Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume Vs Maki Itoh, Raku & Pom Harajuku
4. Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko
5. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa Vs Mizuki & Mirai Maiumi
6. Mina Shirakawa Spanish Tour: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mina Shirakawa
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Lana Austin

A few days before Mina Shirakawa travels over to Spain for a weekend of wrestling in RCW, she gets a match against Yamashita.

DDT “DRAMATIC DO IT! 2020”, 16/02/2020
Kumamoto City Distribution Information Hall

1. Cody Hall Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshihiko
3. Soma Takao Vs Yuki Iino
4. DDT Megatonweight Single: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya
5. HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akito & Mizuki Watase
6. Burn, The Land Of Fire! Burn, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match ~ DDT Sauna Club Vs DAMNATION: Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Two more singles matches are added to the show.

BASARA “BASARA 122 ~BANQUET~”, 18/02/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yasu Urano & Daichi Kazato Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
2. Handicap Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Gouma Ryu & Tetsuo Usui
3. Fuminori Abe Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
5. IRON FIST TAG Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine
6. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

Sento Minzoku have the chance to win both BASARA titles in two weeks time.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2020”, 23/02/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase
3. All Human Beings Are Brothers Vs We Are Family 6-Man Tag Match: Dansoku Dieno, Cody Hall & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Shinya Aoki, Hiroshi Yamato & Kazuki Hirata
4. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs CIMA & Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
5. 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindman Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Chihiro Hashimoto
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs MAO

MAO said he is honored to be competing for the KO-D Openweight Title less than 5 years into his pro wrestling career. Masato Tanaka has been wrestling since before MAO was born. MAO saw him for the first time on TV Asahi’s “World Pro Wrestling” television program back in 2010. He thinks Tanaka is one of the people who made him dream of becoming a pro wrestler so this will be a very special match. Also MAO believes the core of DDT is now made up of the DNA generation with Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo right in the centre. Winning the KO-D Title will make MAO join the centre. Tanaka wants MAO to deliver his strange brand of wrestling because he does not want to lose against that style.

The #STRONGHEARTS return to continue their business partnership with DAMNATION. They face ALL OUT with their honorary member Chihiro Hashimoto in an Elimination Tag match. Hopefully Yuki Iino has gotten over his problems with Hashimoto. Also Shunma Katsumata is back from his minor surgery. Elsewhere CIMA teams up with Soma Takao, who used to wrestle as BIMA in his college club days.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020”, 24/02/2020
Nagoya City East Sports Center

1. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
2. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: X & X Vs Kengo Takai & X
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Cody Hall

Hall joined forces with Danshoku Dieno to form The Hole Brothers. This is all part of Dieno’s plan to win every championship he can in DDT. The first target in his sight is the KO-D Tag Titles held by Nautilus.

A sudden challenge has been made by Nagoya wrestler Kengo Takai. He is bringing a team with him to take on a selection of DDT wrestlers.

DDT “DRAMATIC RED READY! 2020”, 01/03/2020
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Match: Yuni Vs X
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

The #STRONGHEARTS/DAMNATION alliance continue with a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles shot. This all seems to be Tetsuya Endo’s idea. His work with T-Hawk & El Lindaman lately has worked out so far.

CIMA and Maku Donaruto will be on the show. Put them in the same match. Don’t put Donaruto with Yuni!

DDT “KAZUKI HIRATA 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW! 10 YEARS OF HIRATA GO!!”, 14/03/2020
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Unusual Junior And Unusual Junior And Takeshita: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Maku Donaruto Vs Best Stretchman V3
2. Ora Ora Vs Danshoku Kitsune ~Please Enjoy Tominaga In DDT~: Yukio Sakaguchi & Punch Tominaga Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
3. Special 8-Man Dokken Battle!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Yasu Urano & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato
4. Synchronized Reunion! 10 Years OF HIRATA GO!: Kazuki Hirata & Keisuke Ishii Vs YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano

I should figure out how long Kazuki Hirata has been doing his gimmick for. Is it longer than Magnum TOKYO at this point?

Katsumi Tamagawa will be the referee for the main event.

FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Kouki Iwasaki will be on the show.


BASARA “BASARA 117 ~REBORN~” Results

January 23, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 117 ~REBORN~”, 22/01/2020
Shinjuku FACE
356 Fans

0. Exhibition Match: Captain Grace & Kamui Vs Takano Nakato & Masato Kamino ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
1. Daichi Kazato defeated Tetsuo Usui with the Best Stretch Plum (7:08).
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT defeated Gouma Ryu & Kikutaro when SAGAT pinned Ryu with the Goregrind (10:12).
3. Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura defeated Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa when Abe submitted Takizawa with the Manjigatame (10:34).
4. Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda defeated Daiki Shimomura & Masato Kamino when Ishii pinned Kamino with the Two Armed Driver (11:45).
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano when Fujita pinned Nakano with the SAYONARA (9:44).
6. IRON FIST TAG Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo (c) when Oosugi pinned FUMA with the Tsukinoishi (17:42).
*IRON PRIEST fails in V3. Speed Of Sounds become the 2nd IRON FIST TAG Champions!
7. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Takatonic (17:27).
*V2 for Masahiro Takanashi.

Minoru Fujita challenged Masahiro Takanashi to a Union MAX Title match on 18th February.

Speed Of Sounds become the second team to hold the IRON FIST TAG Titles. It did not take long for IRON PRIEST to ask for a title rematch.

Kota Umeda announced he will return to pro wrestling and will make more appearances in BASARA. Umeda is a former DDT wrestler who quit pro wrestling last July in to focus on working for his family’s business.


Sakazaki & Itoh In EVE, Homoiro Clover Z Reunion

January 15, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 18/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Yuki Aino Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Akemi Daredasore, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Haruna Neko
3. Suzume Vs Sena Shiori
4. Mirai Maiumi Vs Miu Watanabe
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Maki Itoh Vs Yuna Manase & Raku
6. Miyu Yamashita, Rika Tatsumi & Raku Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Pom Harajuku

This past weekend Yuka Sakazaki and Maki Itoh both wrestled in England for “WRESTLE QUEENDOM 3” hosted by Pro-Wrestling: EVE. Sakazaki fought to a 15 minute draw against Lana Austin. After the match Sakazaki told Austin they can have a rematch for the Princess Of Princess Title if Austin ever comes to Japan. In the other match, Itoh defeated “Session Moth” Martina. She was amazed at how Martina controlled the audience support at first but Itoh got them on her side because she is the cutest in the world. Itoh also thinks it was 100 times more exciting to sing in England than it is to sing in Japan.

Anyway long story short, Sakazaki & Itoh are teaming together for their first match back in Japan since the EVE show.

Itoh has invited Bull Nakano to attend the big Tokyo Joshi Pro show at Tokyo Dome City Hall this November. The two met at a talk event yesterday. Nakano’s advice for Itoh was no matter how good she gets, she needs to develop rivalries with other wrestlers from her era. That is what attracts fans and gets them to keep watching.

BASARA “BASARA 117 ~REBORN~”, 22/01/2020
Shinjuku FACE

0. Exhibition Match: Captain Grace & Kamui Vs Takano Nakato & Masato Kamino
1. Daichi Kazato Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Gouma Ryu & Kikutraro
3. Daiki Shimomura & Masato Kamino Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda
4. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano
5. Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura Vs Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa
6. IRON FIST TAG Titles: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo (c) Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
7. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Unfortunately I’m still struggling to keep up with BASARA because they are still only posting the bare minimum of info on their new website. I’ll keep posting results for now. I’ll have to find a way to dig deeper into this.

Anyway, Masahiro Takanashi is not taking it easy as the Union MAX Champion. He defeated Isami Kodaka in his first defence. Now next on the plate for him is another former MAX champion, Ryota Nakatsu. He also pinned Kodaka recently to claim the title shot.

Tsutomu Oosugi pinning FUMA at the last show means Speed Of Sounds get an IRON FIST TAG Titles match.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 25/01/2020
Osaka City Higashinari Ward Center

1. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1A: X, X & X Vs X, X & X
2. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1B: X, X & X Vs X, X & X
3. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: X, X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1A
4. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: X, X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1B
5. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
6. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Final: X, X & X Vs X, X & X

The rush from challenging Sareee is something Natsumi Maki wants to experience again. This means the wait is over for her to finally wrestle against Miyu Yamashita!

The six teams entering the Osaka Sannin Matsuri are:

Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Rika Tatsumi
Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa & Raku
Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko
Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Sena Shiori

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “AIJO 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Toyama Vs Hokkaido Full Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shigeyuki Kawahara
2. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Lotte Vs Hiroshima Full Battle: Shota Vs Shiori Asahi
3. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Nemuro Vs Hakodate Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuhiro Kuroda
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Ganpocha-gun Vs Kaimei-gun: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Shinichiro Tominaga, Moeka Haruhi & Shuhei Washida

GPW is now Ganpocha-gun. Doesn’t really make a difference.

BOYZ “(BRAND NEW) BOYZ α -VALENTINE EDITION-”, 11/02/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. BOYZ Ace Showdown: MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Fairy BOYZ: Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura
3. BOYZ-Like Exchange Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shuichiro Tominaga & Shota
4. HomoClo Revival: Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Akito Vs HARASHIMA, Keisuke Ishii & Mizuki Watase

Homoiro Clover Z are back! This was an idol unit put together by Danshoku Dieno between 2011 and 2012. There were a few reunions here and there afterward and it was never their decision to break up at the time. They had to because the entire roster was reset for new units to take their place.

Since there currently is not much interaction between the different brands on the main DDT shows, Akito is using the BOYZ brand to make matches involving Ganbare☆Wrestling wrestlers. Shota has been looking forward to wrestle against Konosuke Takeshita ever since he witnessed Takaeshita’s debut match back in 2012.

Akito thinks the YaroZ have their place on BOYZ shows too. They have their female fans believe it or not. Akito knows they can be as graceful as fairies if given the opportunity to.

Kazuki Hirata and Hiroshi Yamato will be on the show.

The card announcement was interrupted by a message from DAMNATION. They will be producing their own show in Shinjuku FACE on 7th April.

The next BOYZ show after this will be on 26th April at Itabashi Green Hall. However the next YaroZ show is also scheduled for the venue on the same day at the same time! An agreement was made for the shows to be held on separate floors. BOYZ gets the bigger room on the 2nd floor. YaroZ gets the smaller room on the 1st floor. They will have to use a low floor ring and can only fill in 124 people in the audience but the YaroZ people think the size is just right for them.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR PLATINUM 2020”, 24/02/2020
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Yumehito Imanari

Yumehito Imanari won a Battle Royal to get this title shot. He is the most motivated he’s ever been as a pro wrestler. So even though he knows he will take a beating from Keisuke Ishii, he still likes his odds of winning.