GUTS World Special Event Bukotsudo, 9/20/2017 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) Joji Otani vs. Fuminori Abe (Sportiva)
♦Winner: Abe (7:10) following the Rokudenashi Kick.
~ Respect was shown between the two after the match.
(2) Tetsuhiro Kuroda (FREE) vs. Keizo Matsuda (FREE)
♦Winner: Kuroda (8:50) with a Samson Clutch.
~ Following the match, Matsuda with the low-blow instead of showing respect.
(3) CHANGO (FREE) vs. Dick Togo (FREE)
♦Winner: Togo (12:11) with a Cross Face Lock.
(4) Masked Mystery vs. Masao Orihara (Mobius)
♦Winner: Orihara (6:24) with a Kubigatame.
~ Following the match, Orihara looked to form an alliance with Mystery as the two embraced with a handshake and hug. Amigo and Upin appeared as they did not understand what Orihara was doing. There appears to be an odd stance among the Tonpachi Machine Guns.
(5) Mr. Gannosuke vs. Buffalo (Makai)
♦Winner: Gannosuke (10:49) witha Backslide.
~ Buffalo asked for a rematch.
(6) East vs West Indie Ace Showdown: Daisuke vs. TORU (Doutonbori)
♦Winner: Doutonbori (14:21) following a Vertical Drop style Brainbuster.
~ Respect was shown between the two.
~ Following the match, Daisuke announced that he will be retiring after the December 2 show. That he is suffering from lingering issues in his hips and legs and that if he wants to be his health first for his family.
~ This show will mark the 13th anniversary for GUTS World and Daisuke himself. When asked about who he wants to face over the next several months, he mentioned names like his former rival Tatsuhiko Yoshino, Shinobu (666), and Kazuhiro Tamura (HEAT-UP).
(7) Shota Return Match: Shota vs. Yasu Urano (FREE)
♦Winner: Urano (14:05) following a Tombstone Piledriver.
(8) GWC Single Championship Match: [13th Champion] Guts Ishijima vs. [Challenger] Kenichiro Arai
♦Winner: Ishijima (18:48) following a Facebuster.
~ 1st successful title defense.
~ Arai shook Ishijima’s hand after the match, a move that is completely out of character for the villain.
~ Ishijima stated that with Daisuke’s announcement that he plans to protect the belt with all his power.