Korakuen And DAMNATION Cards (If They Happen)

March 17, 2020

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~”, 20/03/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Exhibition Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Jordan Heatley
1. Hideki Okatani Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura Vs Shunma Katsumata & Hideki Okatani
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya Vs Hiroshi Yamato
3. Shinya Aoki, MAO, Mike Bailey & Makoto Oishi Vs CIMA, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & El Lindaman
4. HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji & Yuki Ueno Vs Akito, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers
5. Business Alliance Vs Eruption!: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Chris Brookes (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

This Friday’s show is still scheduled to go ahead at the time of writing.

Konosuke Takeshita sees himself as the last fort left in DDT for Masato Tanaka to conquer.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL RALLY RETURNS”, 07/04/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. 3 Way Match: El Lindaman Vs Antonio Honda Vs Hoshitango
2. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Daiki Inaba
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Dick Togo & Yasutaka Oosera
4. Shuji Ishikawa, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & Gouma Ryu
5. CIMA & Soma Takao Vs T-Hawk & Shigehiro Irie
6. Tetsuya Endo’s 8th Anniversary Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryuichi Sekine

The Pupil meets his mentor once again. Daisuke Sasaki brings along Yuko Miyamoto to face his teacher Dick Togo. Teaming with Togo is his latest protege Yasutaka Oosera.


666 And BASARA “JOINT ONE MATCH BOX OFFICE” Results

February 1, 2020

666 & BASARA “JOINT ONE MATCH BOX OFFICE”, 01/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
??? Fans

1. Iron Man Match: Yuko Miyamoto (4) Vs Isami Kodaka (4) ended in a Draw (45:00).
1a. Isami Kodaka (1) defeated Yuko Miyamoto (0) with an Inside Cradle (6:30).
1b. Puroresu Mania Mask & Barbridge (1) Vs Matsu Samurai & Masato Kamino (2) ended in a Quadruple Knockout (14:14).
1c. Shinobu (2) defeated Buddy Mask II (2) with the Naked STF (34:05).
1d. Matsu Samurai (3) defeated Shinobu (2) with the Reverse DDT (34:38).
1e. Yuko Kandori (3) defeated Matsu Samurai (3) with a Cross Armbreaker (41:04).
1f. Yuko Miyamoto (4) Vs Isami Kodaka (4) ended in a Time Limit Draw (45:00).

Yuko Miyamoto disguised himself as Puroresu Mania Mask and Yuko Kandori (his Shinobu Kandori impersonation) while Isami Kodaka turned into Matsu Samurai (his El Samurai impersonation) during the match.


666/BASARA, Ganpro Super Sunday, Yamashita Vs Maki Rematch, DDT Sauna Club, Finding A Wife For Chikara, FUMA FEST 4

January 31, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 120 ~THE 5TH FOX PRINCE NIGHT~”, 01/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Minoru Fujita Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. 3 Way Match: Fuminori Abe Vs SAGAT Vs Yasu Urano
3. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano
4. Ryota Nakatsu Vs Masato Kamino
5. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Konaka = Pale One
6. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Tsutomu Oosugi, Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato

Minoru Fujita is keeping his BASARA schedule simple as he heads towards a Union MAX Title shot on 18th February.

666 & BASARA “JOINT ONE MATCH BOX OFFICE”, 01/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yuko Miyamoto Vs Isami Kodaka

After the BASARA show there is a bonus one match event co-promoted with 666. Long time friends and tag partners Isami Kodaka and Yuko Miyamoto face off!

DDT “VALENTINE ITABASHI SERIES 2020”, 01/02/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keigo Nakamura
2. Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Danshoku Dieno & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Cody Hall & Yukio Naya
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Match: Yuki Iino Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 3 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie
6. Beloved Hometown! Itabashi Specialty Special 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Masato Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda Vs MAO & Makoto Oishi
7. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 4 Way Match: Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao Vs Akito

Three new Right To Challenge Contracts will come into play tomorrow. Or maybe one of them will have another stipulation twist.

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

1. Yumehito Imanari Vs X

Who is desperate enough for a booking to wrestle Yumehito Imanari at 9:30am?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KATSUMURA-GUN VS SHOTA-GUN FULL FIGHT ONE MATCH PERFORMANCE ~BURNOUT! HOT BATTLE, FIERCE BATTLE, GREAT BATTLE!!~”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls: Shuichiro Katsumura, Takafumi Ito & Mitsuhisa Sunabe Vs Shota, Syuri & Mitomi Masayuki

The complete battle between Team Shuichiro Katsumura and Team Shota is now 2 out of 3 Falls. The first fall is held under UWF Rules. The second fall is Lucha Libre Rules. If a third falls is needed it will be under Regular Rules.

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

1. GanJo Type Lariat Pro Wrestling: KEIKO, Beauty Suzuki & Eagle Washida Vs Shigeko Deluxe, Miss Mongol & Kokoro Suzuki
2. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Count-Up Fall Match: Asuka Vs Cherry
3. Special Singles Match – Jacket Match: HARUKAZE Vs Yuu
4. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – 2 Count Fall Match: Moehiko Harumisawa Vs Banny Oikawa
5. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Secret Captain’s Fall 6-Woman Tag Team Elimination Match: Moehiko Harumisawa, HARUKAZE & Asuka Vs Cherry, Yuu & Banny Oikawa

Show No. 3 on Ganbare☆Wrestling’s Super Sunday is all about the joshi.

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

1. Be A Man, Ihashi! Ganpro Special Tag Match: Gota Ihashi & HARUKAZE Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie
2. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Toyama Vs Hokkaido Full Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shigeyuki Kawahara
3. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Lotte Vs Hiroshima Full Battle: Shota Vs Shiori Asahi
4. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Nemuro Vs Hakodate Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuhiro Kuroda
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Ganpocha-gun Vs THE HALFEE: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Moehiko Harumisawa, Katsuzaki Shunosuke & Washi Sakurai

The day ends with the proper Ganpro show.

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

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki

The first meeting was a decisive win for Miyu Yamashita. She welcomes the rematch with Natsumi Maki but only if Maki is fully motivated for it. Whether it is because of ring rust or a mental block, the version of Maki she defeated was not the one who was top tier in the roster before her injury.

Saki Akai will be on the show.

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

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
3. Charisma Vs Gongitsune!: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda
4. Harashimao Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

The cool sword is on the line when Daisuke Sasaki takes on Antonio Honda. Also the KO-D Openweight Title shot at Saitama Super Arena but let’s just focus on the cool sword for now like Sasaki is doing.

BASARA “BASARA 121 ~OKEHAMA~”, 09/02/2020
Aichi Tsubohashi Sports Center

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano Vs Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yasu Urano Vs Masato Kamino & Tetsuo Usui
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
5. Fuminori Abe Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Shigehiro Irie arrives in BASARA for the second time. His first appearance was at last year’s “FUMA FEST” show. Irie versus Isami Kodaka could be a showstealer.

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

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshihiko
2. Soma Takao Vs Yuki Iino
3. DDT Megatonweight Single: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya
4. 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

A group of the DDT wrestlers like to visit saunas together during their free time during tours. Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Yuki Ueno usually tweet about their sauna adventures using the hashtag #DDTサウナ部. Their bond has grown so strong that they now will team up for matches. Sadly Katsumata is currently out of action getting a metal plate removed from his cheekbone so he has to miss this one.

GAKE NO FUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI SNOW WHITE 2020”, 12/03/2020
Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Miyako Matsumoto (w/ Ippanjin Munenori Sawa) Vs Chikara (w/ Mao)

The theme of Gake no Fuchi in 2020 is “I Want To Help Those Who Are In Need With Pro Wrestling”. Miyako Matsumoto is continuing this theme by using pro wrestling to find a potential bride for Chikara. This came about when Chikara took part in a rap battle and owned himself by admitting he can’t get married. The “bride” in question is Mao from the idol group Senosister. She describes herself as the Atsushi Onita of the idol world, having attended a Super FMW show in 2016 and getting Onita’s “holy water” thrown at her. She saw a picture of Chikara and was turned off because he looks like her uncle. Nevertheless, she agreed to attend the next show because her rent is due and she wants the money. Munenori Sawa was also invited to help out.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.4 DECADE OF DECADANCE ~FUMA FUCKIN’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 11/04/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. FUMA VS Acer 8

The fourth “FUMA FEST” sees the host take on Acer 8 from Okinawa Pro Wrestling in the main event.

DUEL and Bloody Blizzard are the first two bands announced for the show.


“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2019 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT” Results

December 31, 2019

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2019 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT”, 31/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,232 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Hideyoshi Kamitani defeated Daichi Hashimoto & Akito when Kamitani pinned Akito with the Loyly Diving Elbow Drop (9:36).
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Iino defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hashimoto when Nakanoue pinned Hashimoto with a Lariat (6:27).
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA & Yuya Aoki defeated El Lindaman & Yukio Naya when Aoki pinned Lindaman with a Tiger Suplex (9:08).
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes defeated Yuji Okabayashi & Antonio Honda when Brookes submitted Honda with the Octopus Stretch (8:48).
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk Vs Soma Takao & Kota Sekifuda ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
5a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall Rules: Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk defeated Soma Takao & Kota Sekifuda when T-Hawk pinned Sekifuda with the Cerberus (1:02).
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura defeated Brahman Kei & Naomi Yoshimura when Endo pinned Kei with the Puma Toke de Espaldas (7:07).
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Yuki Ueno & Takuho Kato when Sasaki submitted Ueno with the Cross Facelock (7:07).
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1 – Lighttube Death Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Kankuro Hoshino defeated Toshiyuki Sakuda & Shunma Katsumata when Tsukamoto pinned Katsumata with the Suffocation Zudon (7:45).
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Iino defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Hideyoshi Kamitani when Iino pinned Kamitani with the Spear (8:31).
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes defeated HARASHIMA & Yuya Aoki when Sekimoto pinned Aoki with a Lariat (9:03).
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura defeated Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk when Nomura pinned Kawakami with a Cross Legged Cradle (7:44).
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Takumi Tsukamoto & Kankuro Hoshino when Sasaki submitted Hoshino with the Cross Facelock (6:33).
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura defeated Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Iino when Endo pinned Iino with the Shooting Star Press (8:01).
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes defeated Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sasaki when Sekimoto pinned Sasaki with the German Suplex (6:45).
15. New Year’s Eve! Defeat Hunger! Very Funny! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino, Drew Parker & Mizuki Watase when Kobayashi pinned Watase with the Bakachinga Elbow Drop (8:50).
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes when Nomura pinned Sekimoto with the Dragon Suplex (17:19).

A flu pandemic didn’t stop Big Japan from joining up with DDT for the annual New Year’s Eve Wrestling party. In the runup to the show six wrestlers fell ill and had to pull out of the show. While it was a shame that they couldn’t be here it did open up slots for some different faces to take their place.

Round 1

The opening match turned out to be an unusual tribute to Shinjiro Otani. The pairing of Daichi Hashimoto & Akito named themselves Team Shinjiro Otani due to his influence over them. Their opponents Konosuke Takeshita & Hideyoshi Kamitani responded by paying tribute to Masato Tanaka. They both did Tanaka’s pose together while Hashimoto & Akito did Otani’s Fire Sword pose. The Otani team both did the Facewash spot and all looked to be over when Akito punt Takeshita in a Figure 4 Leglock. That was until Kamitani climbed the top rope and hit a Diving Elbow Drop on Akito to get the pin. The losers decided they could no longer call themselves Team Shinjiro Otani so they renamed themselves The Shinjiro Otani Victims Association. They hope Otani will be a member some day.

The next match was all about brute strength against kicking power. Yuki Iino was about to do the Haka Elbow on Yukio Sakaguchi when Kazuki Hashimoto kicked him away. The kickers gave Yasufumi Nakanoue a PK Sandwich but Iino hit both of them with a Double Spear afterwards. Nakanoue & Iino then used their combined strength to Choke Slam Hashimoto. A Lariat from Nakanoue ended the match.

At first it looked like El Lindaman & Yukio Naya were going to get along great. Then they figured out the harsh truth that they are not the same size. They tried doing double team moves together but the 40cm height difference between them made it difficult. Meanwhile HARASHIMA & Yuya Aoki had no such trouble working together. The Lindaman & Naya team fell apart when Naya accidentally hit Lindaman with a Diving Shoulder Block. Lindaman snapped and said some unpleasant things to his partner. An angry Naya Choke Slammed Lindaman and left him to get pinned by Aoki’s Tiger Suplex.

The next match had wrestlers wearing matching gear in their teams. Yuji Okabayashi came out dressed like Antonio Honda while Chris Brookes wore Daisuke Sekimoto’s entrance robe. Honda unleashed Gongitsune after a hot tag. He got Sekimoto in the eyes but Brookes then grabbed both Gon hands and made Honda pinch Okabayashi’s nipples. Brookes locked Honda in an Octopus Stretch for the win. Honda hopes everyone will at least remember Okabayashi’s strawberry costume.

The only match on the show to last the full time limit was Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk Vs Soma Takao & Kota Sekifuda. A lot of the match featured a cuddly toy cobra that Takao brought down to the ring. Unfortunately the cobra ripped in half when Takao & Sekifuda used it to Clothesline on T-Hawk. The time ran out while Sekifuda and T-Hawk had a tug of war over the cobra. Overtime began and Soma swung the cobra at T-Hawk. He ducked and Sekifuda took the hit as the cobra’s remans exploded. T-Hawk gave Sekifuda the Nightride and then the Cerberus knee strike for the one count victory.

We got a rare sighting of a single Brahman Brother wrestling. Brahman Shu was out sing so Brahman Kei was by himself. Good thing Naomi Yoshimura got in the Brahman spirit of things and joined in with Shu’s antics. So did Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura. They stole the buckets of water and threw them at their opponents. Shu placed a suitcase against Endo & Nomura for Yoshimura to throw a bowling ball at. Kei threw the briefcase but Endo ducked and Yoshimura got hit. Nomura blinded Kei with the black India Ink and Endo pinned him with the Puma Toke de Espaldas. Kei blamed the loss on the flu.

The team bonding continued with Daisuke Sasaki wearing similar yankee gear as Yuko Miyamoto. The team of Yuki Ueno & Takuho Kato gelled well together too. Kato held Ueno up on seated on his shoulders and threw him on top of Sasaki for a nearfall. Miyamoto hit Yeno with a Handspring Kneel Kick and then dropped him with the Fire Thunder. The match ended when Sasaki submitted Ueno with the Cross Facelock.

The 1st Round ended with a Lighttube Death Match. Shunma Katsumata has been wanting to do more violent matches so this was his chance. He brought along his own lighttube with Lego attached to it. Takumi Tsukamoto & Kankuro Hoshino gave Katsumata a death match baptism by smashing lighttubes over him. They had control early until Katsumata did some violent spots of his own with the help of Toshiyuki Sakuda. He broke a bundle of lighttubes taped together and revealed there were even more Lego blocks hidden inside it! He gave Hoshino the ¡Hasta la vista! onto the pile but Tsukamoto broke it up. Tsukamoto placed a plastic bag over Katsumata to suffocate him then hit the Zudon for the win. They shook hands after the match and Katsumata smashed the last remaining lighttube over his own head.

Round 2

Round 2 began with a bit of an upset. Nakanoue & Iino defeated Takeshita & Kamitani, ending Takeshita’s streak of reaching the final! The Double Choke Slam was the difference maker again, this time with Iino hitting the Spear on Kamitani to in the match.

As the tournament progressed, the team bonds were getting stronger. Aoki came out wearing matching HARASHIMA gear. Meanwhile Sekimoto joined Brookes in given Aoki a wet willy while he was in a Camel Clutch. HARASHIMA went for the Somato but Brookes dodged it and caught him in the Octopus Stretch. With HARASHIMA held in place, nobody could stop Sekimoto from pinning Aoki with a Lariat.

There was no nonsense in the Endo & Nomura versus Kawakami & T-Hawk match. Nomura was double teamed on while Endo was cut off from rescuing him. But Nomura escaped from the Nightraide and put Kawakami in a Cross Armbreaker. Kawakami tried to roll out but Nomura clasped his legs into a Cradle to pin him for the flash three count.

The last match in the 2n Round turned weird. Miyamoto came out dressed like Shinobu Kandori. Then Hoshino came out looking like Kenshiro from Fist Of The North Star. He used many of Kenshiro’s attacks but when he told Sasaki “You are already dead” Miyamoto hit him in the back with a chair. Sasaki then made Hoshino quickly tap to the Cross Facelock.

Semi Finals

The tournament was now down to four teams. Nakanoue & Iino threw Endo off the top rope then set Nomura up for the Haka Elbow. Iino went for the Spear but Nomura blocked it with a High Kick. Endo came in to hit a Handspring Overhead Kick before pinning Iino with the Shooting Star Press.

Miyamoto decided to return the favour to Sasaki by wearing a leather jacket and carrying around the DAMNATION signboard. Their run came to an end here when Brookes caught Sasaki by surprise with a Cutter and Sekimoto capitalised with the German Suplex.

Special 6-Man Tag Match

Before the final took place there was a non-tournament 6-Man Tag to get through. At this point in the show it was almost midnight. The countdown appeared on the screen while Danshoku Dieno was up to his usual behavior in the ring. As the final seconds counted down, the locker room emptied out and everybody celebrated the new year. When they left we discovered that the wrestlers in the match were all trampled during the celebration. They recovered and slowly wrestled the rest of the match while the song “SEVEN DAYS WAR” by TM Network played over the speakers.

Final

The first complete pro wrestling match of the new decade saw Endo & Nomura defeated Sekimoto & Brookes. Sekimoto tried to German Suplex Nomura but Endo cut him off with the Springboard Overhead Kick. Nomura then tried to German Suplex Sekimoto but Brookes cut him off with a Diving Foot Stomp. Endo had to wipe out Brookes with the Sasuke Special so Nomura could hit the Dragon Suplex on Sekimoto to win the tournment!

Japan Indie Grand Prix Awards

MVP
1. Isami Kodaka
2. Konosuke Takeshita
3. Daisuke Sekimoto
4. HARASHIMA
5. Minoru Fujita

Best Bout
1. Daisuke Sekimoto Vs Michael Elgin (Big Japan, 24th August)
2. Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA (DDT, 3rd November)
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Yuko Miyamoto (Big Japan, 4th November)
4. Daisuke Sekimoto & Walter Vs Yuji Okabayashi & Yuji Hino (Big Japan, 4th November)
5. Jun Kasai Vs Toru Sugiura (FREEDOMS, 1st October)

Best Unit
1. #STRONGHEARTS
2. Kobayashi-gun
3. DAMNATION
4. Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie
5. Sento Minzoku

Best Box Office
Tied 1. DDT at Sumo Hall, 3rd November & Big Japan at Sumo Hall, 4th November
3. Muscle at Sumo Hall, 16th February
4. Shin Nemuro Pro Wrestling at Shin-Kiba 1st RING, 13th October
5. Michinoku Pro at Shinjuku FACE, 27th November

Best Newcomer
1. Keigo Nakamura
2. Toshiyuki Sakuda
3. Maku Donaruto
4. Chris Brookes
5. Asuka


Video – Takato Nakano Vs Yuko Miyamoto

June 14, 2019

BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH ~TRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE~”, 09/06/2019
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki
370 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Takato Nakano Local Triumph! Special Single Match: Takato Nakano Vs Yuko Miyamoto


BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH ~TRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE~” Results

June 9, 2019

BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH ~TRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE~”, 09/06/2019
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki
370 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Masato Kamino with a Backwards Cradle (7:11).
2. Yusukue Kubo & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Best Stretchman V3) defeated Best Stretchman V3 (Daichi Kazato) & Stretchman Man when Hiroshi pinned V3 with the Best Stretch Bomber (4:35).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Minoru Fujita defeated FUMA with a Modified Samson Clutch (11:53).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: SAGAT defeated Yasu Urano with the Goregrind (12:53).
5. Ryota Nakatsu, Takumi Tsukamoto & Fuminori Abe defeated Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura when Abe submitted Shimomura with the Arm Trapped Manjigatame (16:30).
6. Takato Nakano Local Triumph! Special Single Match: Yuko Miyamoto defeated Takato Nakano with the Moonsault Press (14:03).

The local boy was ultimately defeated with a combination of the Somato, the Thunder Fire Bomb and the Moonsault Press. Yuko Miyamoto said it was great to see so many fans turn up for Takato Nakano homecoming. He also thanked everyone in Kurashiki for their full fledged hospitality today. Nakano told everyone he wants to have the best matches in BASARA.

In the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ matches SAGAT overcame some dirty tactics to beat Yasu Urano. The foul came when Urano pushed the referee in the way when SAGAT was going for the Goregrind. He then did a Hurricanrana but SAGAT kicked out and hit the Goregrind on his second try for the three count. The other match saw Minoru Fujita survive long enough against FUMA’s comeback to beat him with the Samson Clutch. SAGAT and Fujita will now face each other in the semi-final on 25th June.

In a confusing turn of events Best Stretchman V3 alerted everyone that he could not wrestle because his hood was missing. Without it he was just Daichi Kazato. A spare hood was found but Yusukue Kubo & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi attacked him and Stretchman Man to start the match. Everyone then found out that whoever wears the hood would transform into Best Stretchman V3! Kubo put it on and began stretching. Hiroshi then put it on and hit Kazato with the Best Stretch Bomber for the finish. Stretchman Man was able to pull the hood off Hiroshi afterwards.


Princess Cup, Wrestle Matsuyamania, Heaven Summit, Nakano’s Big Matches

May 31, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 01/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Way Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Pom Harajuku Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Sakisama & Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma & Himawari Unagi
3. Shoko Nakajima, Yuka Sakazaki & Miu Watanabe Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Mirai Maiumi
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1H: Yuna Manase Vs Yuki Aino
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1G: Maki Itoh Vs Raku
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1F: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mina Shirakawa
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki

The other half of the Tokyo Princess Cup 1st Round takes place tomorrow.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SHANGRI-LA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Tokyo BumB Sports Culture Museum Multi Studio

1. Ganpro Vs Hokuto Pro Wrestling! Hot And Strong Bounce Young Boys: Shuhei Washida Vs Shigeyuki Kawahara
2. Haru HARU Vs Actwres girl’Z! Four Flowers Bloom In BumB!: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Himeka Arita & Misa Matsui
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs True Guts-gun 2nd Round ~Remake Of Smoke~: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Guts Ishijima & Shota
4. PochaJo Another Story ~Encounter With The Female Version Of Atsushi Onita~: Yumehito Imanari Vs Miss Mongolia
5. Inevitability Or Fate’s Mischief? Team Drift And DNA Clash In Ganpro!: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

Members of RENEGADES are reunited, members of Team Drift are reunited and members of DNA are reunited in the main event.

DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Ehime World Trade Center

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Pokotan Vs Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Asuka Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Pulp Bonjin (w/ Cutiely The Ehime)
3. Model Wrestler Vs Gravure Wrestler! Innocent Single Match: Saki Akai Vs Mina Shirakawa
4. There ☆ Is A Dream! Ryutaro Watanabe (DDT Matsuyama Affiliation) Big Match!: Hideki Suzuki Vs Ryutaro Watanabe
5. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
6. From Showa To Heisei And To The Reiwa! Matsuyama Famous Special 8-Man Tag Match That Keeps Running With The Times: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya & Rising HAYATO Vs Tatsumi Fujinami, Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

A big show in Ehime before we go to Ota Ward.

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

1. Masato Kamino Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
2. Best Stretchman V3 & Stretchman Man Vs Yusukue Kubo & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Takumi Tsukamoto & Fuminori Abe
4. Takato Nakano Local Triumph! Special Single Match: Takato Nakano Vs Yuko Miyamoto
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2C: Minoru Fujita Vs FUMA
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2D: Yasu Urano Vs SAGAT

A great homecoming gift for Takato Nakano. He gets a match with Yuko Miyamoto!

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ goes into the 2nd Round. The winners of the two matches here will face each other in the semis.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “N.O. 2019”, 16/06/2019
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Australian Single Match! First Time Visiting Japan Vs Living In Japan: Champ Phoenix Vs Choun-Shiryu
2. Aim For First Victory! Young Warrior Vs Song Writer!: Shuhei Washida Vs Mitomi Masayuki

Australian wrestler Champ Phoenix is coming over to Ganbare☆Wrestling from Pro Wrestling Power. He is 180cm tall, weighs 92kg and is from Queensland. Shota discovered him when he went on an excursion to Australia this past April.

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

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2A: Takato Nakano Vs Ryota Nakatsu
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2B: Isami Kodaka Vs Tsutomu Oosugi (w/ Banana Senga)

Nakano already eliminated one former tournament winner. Next he gets the chance to eliminate last year’s winner!

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RAMPAGE IN THE HOLY LAND OF YOSHIMURA PRO WRESTLING SP!”, 18/06/2019
ARENA Shimo-kitazawa

1. Yoshimura Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Guts Ishijima Vs Masked Mystery

Ganpro is holding a special small scale show for DDT UNIVERSE members at a bar called ARENA Shimo-kitazawa. The venue is home for a tiny indy outfit called Yoshimura Pro Wrestling. I looked them up and found a match between an MMA guy against a swing with Kuishinbo Kamen as the referee. So this is right up my alley.