ASUKA PROJECT, 7/26/2018 [Thu] @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo 384 Spectators
(1) Hiroshi Yamato & Yuki Shizuku (both FREE) vs. Tatsuya Hanami & Ayame Sasamura (both K-DOJO)
◆Winner: Yamato (11:29) with a Fisherman Suplex Hold on Hanami.
(2) Richards Kenzo & YO-HEY (NOAH) vs. Rionne Fujiwara & Yuya Susumu (FREEDOMS)
◆Winner: Kenzo (10:29) following a Piledriver on Rionne.
(3) Nagisa Nozaki & Koharu Hinata (both FREE) vs. Makoto & Kaho Kobayashi (all FREE)
◆Winner: Kaho (10:32) over Hinata, following a Big Boots from Nozaki.
(4) Mitoshichi Shinose & Yusuke Kodama (W-1) vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio (W-1) & Masaya Takahashi (BJW)
◆Winner: Kuroshio (13:56) over Shinose, following a Thust Kick to the back of the head.
(5) Isami Kodaka (BASARA) & Akiyori Takizawa vs. Minoru Tanaka (FREE) & El Hijo del Pantera (W-1)
◆Winner: Pantera (10:30) following a Swanton Bomb on Akiyori.
(6) Shunsuke Sayama vs. Masato Tanaka (ZERO1)
◆Winner: Tanaka (10:22) following a Sliding D.
(7) WNC Championship Match: [7th Champion] Yuji Kito vs. [Challenger] Shota Nakagawa
◆Winner: Kito (19:22) with a Single Leg Crab.
~ 1st successful title defense.
~ Starbuck and UTAMARO were announced to compete on the September 24th show in Kitasenju.
~ Kito stated that he does not know the reason for Starbuck to return, but being that he was the 1st ever WNC Champion he will accept a challenge if it is presented.
~ It was announced that Nakagawa will face his former TAJIRI on November 14th at the Shinjuku FACE.
~ 32 year old Yasuo Kunisaki, who stands 185cm and weights 100kg, will be seeking his debut on 11/14 as well.
ASUKA PROJECT, 5/4/2018 [Fri] 12:00 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall in Kanagawa 286 Spectators (crowded)
(1) TAJIRI (FREE), Mitoshichi Shinose & Makoto (FREE) vs. Keizo Matsuda, Naoshi Sano (Sano-Damashii) & Mari (FREE)
◆Winner: Shinose (11:25) following the Bazooka Elbow on Naoshi.
(2) Yusuke Kodama (W-1) & YO-HEY (NOAH) vs. Minoru Tanaka (FREE) & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio (W-1)
◆Winner: Kuroshio (12:32) with the Ikemen Flash on Kodama.
(3) Akiyori Takizawa vs. Masaya Takahashi (BJW)
◆Winner: Masaya (10:51) with a Jackhammer.
(4) Shunsuke 1st Year Anniversary Match: Shunsuke Sayama vs. Hideki Suzuki (FREE)
◆Winner: Hideki (7:37) with a Fushagatame. ~ Even though the loss, Shunsuke was grateful for the opportunity to compete against the BJW World Strong Champion.
~ While Hideki stated that he is focused on tomorrow’s title defense against Daisuke Sekmoto in Yokohama.
(5) Yuji Kito & KAI (FREE) vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Rionne Fujiwara (both FREE)
◆Winner: Kito (17:42) following the Bals on Rionne. ~ Shota Nakagawa, who has been out of action due to a ruptured ACL, made it known that when he returns that he wants a match against the WNC Champion Kito.
~ Nakagawa will be returning to action on July 26 at the Shinjuku FACE.
ASUKA PROJECT, 3/24/2018 [Sat] 12:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) WNC Championship Belt Decision 1 Day Tournament 1st Round Match: Shunsuke Sayama vs. Rionne Fujiwara (FREE)
◆Winner: Shunsuke (3:46) following a Buzzsaw Kick.
(2) WNC Championship Belt Decision 1 Day Tournament 1st Round Match: Azure Dragon (FTO) vs. Keizo Matsuda (FREE)
◆Winner: Azure (6:54) with a School Boy.
(3) WNC Championship Belt Decision 1 Day Tournament 1st Round Match: Shinose Mitoshichi vs. Yuji Kito
◆Winner: Kito (3:57) with a School Boy.
(4) WNC Championship Belt Decision 1 Day Tournament 1st Round Match: Yusuke Kodama (W-1) vs. Akiyori Takizawa
◆Winner: Kodama (8:56) with a Mass Splash.
(5) Actwres Girl’Z Offer Match: Mari vs. Arita Hameka
◆Winner: Mari (9:40) with an Omoplata.
(6) WNC Championship Belt Decision 1 Day Tournament Semi-final Match: Yuji Kito vs. Azure Dragon
◆Winner: Kito (7:02) with a School Boy.
(7) WNC Championship Belt Decision 1 Day Tournament Semi-final Match: Yusuke Kodama vs. Shunsuke Sayama
◆Winner: Shunsuke (11:05) via foul, Seigo Tachibana got involved.
(8) Heat (FREE) vs. Choun Shiryu (New Beijing)
◆Winner: Heat (11:26) with the Heat Clutch.
(9) WNC Championship Belt Decision 1 Day Tournament Final Match: Yuji Kito vs. Shunsuke Sayama
◆Winner: Kito (16:47) with a Figure Four Leg Lock.
~ Kito becomes the 7th generation champion.
~ Kito stated that he aims to make his first defense of the belt on May 4 at the Yokohama Radiant Hall, though he aims to be be a fighting champion come the Shinjuku FACE show on July 26.
~ Shunsuke stated that he was exhausted come the final match and feels shame that he could not capture the belt. He stated that he hopes to earn another chance at the belt in the future.
~ Representative Shinose Mitoshichi stated that Shota Nakagawa is currently scheduled to return on the May show, though he has one final doctor appointment in April.
~ He then announced that Hideki Suzuki vs. Shunsuke Sayama and Akiyori Takizawa vs. Masaya Takahashi will be taking place on the May 4 show. Then Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio, Yusuke Kodama, Minoru Tanaka, and Keizo Matsuda will also be competing.
ASUKA PROJECT, 2/12/2018 [Mon] 15:30 @ Kitasenju Theater 1010 in Tokyo
(1) UTAMARO (FREE) vs. Yuma (K-DOJO)
◆Winner: UTAMARO (12:01) following a Hawaiin Smasher.
(2) Makoto & Mari (both REINA) vs. Kaori Yoneyama (YMZ) & Koharu Hinata (FREE)
◆Winner: Hinata (9:26) with a Backslide on Mari.
(3) Shinose Mitoshichi & Shunsuke Sayama vs. Daisuke Kanehira (HEAT-UP) & Rionne Fujiwara (FREE)
◆Winner: Rionne (10:67) with a Wakigatame on Shunsuke.
(4) Akiyori Takizawa vs. Taishi Takizawa (K-DOJO)
◆Winner: Takizawa (11:10) with a Tiger Driver.
(5) Yuji Kito & Choun Shiryu (New Beijing) vs. Kunio Toshima & Ayumu Honda (both K-DOJO)
◆Winner: Ayumu (15:09) with a Jumping Rolling Cross Armbar on Shiryu.
ASUKA PROJECT, 7/28/2016 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(0) Maple Kaiser Offer Match: Maple Kaiser & X vs. B-Koumori & Rikiya Fudo [LAND’S END]
◆Winner: Kaiser (7:48) following a Tombstone Driver on B-Koumori.
(1) Revenge Match: Akiyori Takizawa vs. Kyu Mogami [K-DOJO]
◆Winner: Mogami (7:46) with a Butterfly Lock. ~ Akiyori announced that he will be heading to train in Mexico starting in October. He called out for a match against Shunma Katsumata before he leaves.
(2) Chika Togiba Presents: Choun Shiryu & Hikaru Shida vs. Kikutaro & Kagetsu
◆Winner: Shida (15:48) with the Tamashi no Three Count on Kikutaro.
(3) Chaos Match: Yuji Kito & Yoshihiro Horaguchi [K-DOJO] vs. YO-HEY [DOVE] & Rainbow Kawamura [DNA]
◆Winner: YO-HEY (17:20) with the Bamboo Dragonfly on Horaguchi.
(4) ASUKA the LUCHA: Kaho Kobayashi, Koharu Hinata & Shunma Katsumata [DNA] vs. Hayate, Nobutaka Moribe & Tetsuya Nakazato [All Itabashi Pro]
◆Winner: Nakazato (13:14) with the Atlantina on Hinata.
(5) BRAVE HEART: Shota Nakagawa vs. Hajime Ohara [NOAH]
◆Winner: Ohara (15:06) with the Muy Bien.
(6) Friendship vs Teacher/Student Tag Match: Shinose Mitoshichi & Hiroki Murase [W-1] vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Fujiwara-gumi] & Rionne Fujiwara [FREE]
◆Winner: Mitoshichi (9:57) following a Bazooka Elbow on Rionne.
(7) Special Single Match: Masaya Takahashi vs. Masato Tanaka [ZERO1]
◆Winner: Tanaka (11:29) following the Sliding D.
~ Hikaru Sato managed to capture the World Junior belt against fellow Evolution teammate Atsushi Aoki. The new champion was overly joyous as he celebrates his first ever reign as the World Junior Champion. After suffering 7 losses in the past in pursuit of the belt he has finally managed to hold it.
~ Zeus stated that he is eager to reclaim the World Tag belts and that he will not stand to lose again.
~ Aoyagi once more stated that he wants to represent All Japan in the upcoming SUPER J-CUP, Akiyama stated that he accepts the offer.
~ A double header of shows were held today at the Blue Field.
~ First up saw the K-UP IMPACT special show with a main event of Akebono taking on up-and-comer Kotaro Yoshino.
~ Shiori Asahi also defended the Independent World Junior belt against GUTS’ Tatsuhiko Yoshino after a 15+ minute match. This marked his 8th defense of the belt.
~ Then in the evening the tournament to determine the wrestler who will represent K-DOJO in the SUPER J-CUP later on this Summer was held. After the conclusion of the tournament matches, Kaji Tomato defeated Ayato Yoshida in the final match to earn the right to represent K-DOJO in the SUPER J-CUP.
~ The main event saw Okada recapture the IWGP Heavyweight belt after a 28+ minute match. Following the win, Okada once more becomes champion as he stated that he aims to win the G1 once more as well.
~ Elgin captured his first singles title in New Japan after he grabbed the IWGP IC belt in the promotions first ever ladder match. Yoshitatsu and Captain attempted to make the save from “The Elite” teaming up against Elgin, but it took the actual help from Ricochet and Sydal to even the scale for Elgin to end Omega’s reign.
~ Shibata once more became the NEVER Openweight Champion after he beat Nagata in a nearly 15 minute match. Respect was shown between the two following the match after their on-going feud over the last several months.
~ The ROH team of Jay & Mark Briscoe became the new IWGP Tag belts from the Guerrillas of Destiny. After the match, Yujiro Takahashi and Hangman Page attacked the new champions after the match and asserted themselves as the first challengers against them.
~ In the only successful retain of the night, KUSHIDA defend the IWGP Jr. belt against the BOSJ winner Will Ospreay. KUSHIDA now continues on his path to re-build the junior division to mean something in the promotion.
~ Then that left the IWGP Junior Tag belts which were captured by the Young Bucks in the Elimination 4WAY match.
~ Apache Army : Hi69 & HASEGAWA defended the WEW Tag belts against Hayate & Nobutaka Moribe. Hi69 (16:21) with the Stuka Splash on Moribe. Keisuke Okuda & Masamune will be getting the next challenge on 7/31 in Osaka.
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ASUKA PROJECT, 6/19/2016 [Sun] 18:30 @ Oji BASEMENT MONSTAR in Tokyo
(1) Yuji Kito vs. Rainbow Kawamura [DNA]
◆Winner: Kito (9:11) via pin-fall.
(2) Alex Lee vs. Aki Shizuku [Marvelous]
◆Winner: DRAW (15:00) Time Expired.
(3) Shinose Mitoshichi & Rionne Fujiwara vs. Wolf Tomoya & Shin Suzuki
◆Winner: Tomoya (11:17) with a La Magistral on Rionne.
(4) ASUKA vs HEAT-UP: Masaya Takahashi & Shota Nakagawa vs. Yoji “Dokonjo” Kondo & Daisuke Kanehira
◆Winner: Masaya (13:57) with a Jackhammer on Dokonjo.
(5) ASUKA vs HEAT-UP: Akiyori Takizawa vs. Kazuhiro Tamura
◆Winner: Tamura (13:26) with the Andre The Giant.
(1) Hayate & Nobutaka Moribe vs. Shota Nakagawa & Akiyori Takizawa ◆Winner: Moribe (10:10) following the Black Amigo.
(2) Yuka vs. Maruko Nagasaki ◆Winner: Yuka (6:42) with the Angels Trumpet.
(3) Shinose Mitoshichi, Choun Shiryu [FREE] & Wolf Tomoya vs. Yuji Kito, Masaya Takahashi & Shin Suzuki ◆Winner: Shinose (15:03) following the Bazooka Elbow on Masaya.
(4) ASUKA PROJECT Championship: [4th Champion] Kenichiro Arai vs. [Challenger] Kaho Kobayashi ◆Winner: Arai (14:47) following a Jumping Piledriver. ~ 4th successful title defense.
~ Kenta Sugawara came out to confront Arai after the match, but the two agreed to a partnership. Shinose came out in shock as the ASUKA rookie turned against him.
~ It was then announced that Kenichiro Arai & Kenta Sugawara will be taking on Shinose Mitoshichi & Akiyori Takizawa in November.
ASUKA PROJECT, 9/30/2015 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(0) Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Offer Match: Aki Senshi Maple Kaiser vs. Enemy The Masa ◆Winner: Maple Kaiser (-)
(1) Akiyori Takizawa’s Debut Match: Wolf Tomoya, Shin Suzuki & Akiyori Takizawa vs. Tank Nagai, Yuki Sato & Yuma [all K-DOJO] ◆Winner: Tank (13:29) with a Boston Crab on Akiyori.
(2) ASUKA the comical: Yuji Kito & Koharu Hinata w/ KaNna vs. KENSO [FREE] & Hikaru Shida ◆Winner: Shida (17:46) with the Tamashi no Three Count on Kito.
(3) Next Flyer: Shota Nakagawa vs. YO-HEY [Dove] ◆Winner: YO-HEY (12:04) with the Bamboo Dragonfly.
(4) The Lucha Libre: Hayatae, Choun Shiryu & Syuri [REINA] vs. Nobutaka Moribe, Tetsuya Nakazato & Akane Fujita [Ice Ribbon] ◆Winner: Hayate (16:29) with an assisted La Magistral on Nakazato.
(5) Repaying Gratitude: TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Shinose Mitoshichi vs. Kaho Kobayashi & Shunma Katsumata [DDT/DNA] ◆Winner: TAKA (11:57) with the Just Face Lock on Kaho.
(6) ASUKA PROJECT Championship ~ Araken style Hardcore Match: [3rd Champion] Kenichiro Arai vs. [Challenger] Masaya Takahashi ◆Winner: Arai (16:47) with a Small Package Hold.
~ 3rd successful title defense. ~ After the match, Kaho Kobayashi challenged Arai the next title defense to be on 10/29 in Warabi.
ASUKA PROJECT “24 Hours Pro-Wrestling”, 7/26/2015 [Sun] 00:30 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) Yuji Kito & Choun Shiryu vs. Shota Nakagawa & Kenta Sugawara ◆Winner: Kito (13:03) following the Balls on Sugawara.
(2) Ayumu Honda vs. Shin Suzuki ◆Winner: Honda (8:06) with a Cross Armbar.
(3) Shinose Mitoshichi, Hayate & Chikara vs. Nobutaka Morube, Tetsuya Nakazato & Wolf Tomoya ◆Winner: Shinose (13:03) with a Backslide on Wolf.
(4) Kaho Kobayashi vs. Kengo Mashimo ◆Winner: Mashimo (11:01) with the Mudo.
(5) Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship: [22nd Champion] Isami Kodaka vs. [Challenger] Masaya Takahashi ◆Winner: Isami (11:51) following a Diving Double Knee Drop. ~ 4th successful title defense. ~ Isami put over Masaya for the effort that he showed today as he wished Masaya success in his future whether that be in ASUKA, BJW, or elsewhere.
FREEDOMS “24 Hours Pro-Wrestling”. 7/26/ 2015 [Sun] 2:30 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) Alcohol Drinker Match: The Winger vs. Toru Sugiura ◆Winner: Toru (3:49) with a Northern Light Suplex Hold.
(2) Jun Kasai & Kenji Fukimoto vs. Kengo Mashimo & Daisuke Masaoka ◆Winner: Fukimoto (11:52) following a Package Piledriver on Masoka.
(3) KING of FREEDOM WORLD TAG CHAMPIONSHIP Match: [6th Champions] Mammoth Sasaki & Kamui vs. [Challengers] Takashi Sasaki & GENTARO ◆Winner: Sasaki (15:24) following the D-Geist on Kamui. ~ Champions fall on their 5th title defense. “Red Rangers” Takashi & GENTARO become the 7th generation champions. ~ Fukimoto came out and called for the upcoming match on 7/26 to be for the tag belts. The new champions agreed as Fukimoto announced his partner to be Minoru Fujita.
(4) KING of FREEDOM WORLD Championship Match: [4th Champion] Masashi Takeda vs. [Challenger] Yuya Susumu ~ Submission only rule. ◆Winner: Takeda (14:49) with a Cross Ankle Hold. ~ 4th successful title defense. ~ Takeda stated that he enjoyed defended the belt under these rules as he originally debuted as a pure grappling wrestler. He still holds his submission background, his original mentor being Kiyoshi Tamura, close to himself, but he also as well takes heart in the death match style of his other mentor in Jun Kasai.
VKF Pro-Wrestling, 7/26/2015 [Sun] 4:30 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) Yoji “Dokonjo” Kondo vs. Yasu Kubota ◆Winner: Kubota (9:59) following a Swanton Bomb.
(1) Yuya Susumu & Naoshi Sano vs. Alex Lee & Tank Nagai ◆Winner: Susumu (6:45) following a Cross Bomber on Lee.
(3) Masamune & Shota vs. Yuji “Deathball” Kito & BENTEN ◆Winner: Kito (14:55) with a School Boy on Shota.
(4) Yoshiaki Yago & Kazuhiro Tamura vs. Kengo Mashimo & Daisuke Kanehira ◆Winner: Yago (18:30) following a Tombstone Piledriver on Kanehira.
[06:30 – YMZ]
YMZ, 7/26/2015 [Sun] 6:30 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
~ Yoneyama held a special exercise and warm-up for the wrestlers and fans.
(1) Hatsuhinode Kamen & YMZ Mask #2 vs. Yuma & Hankokibyi ◆Winner: YMZ Mask (9:12) following a Death Valley Driver on Yuma.
(2) Hiro Tonai vs. Akito ◆Winner: Tonai (8:43) with an Armbar.
(3) Mio Shirai YMZ Last Match: Kaori Yoneyama & Kengo Mashimo vs. Mio Shirai & Tank Nagai ◆Winner: DRAW (15:00) Time Expired. ~ Rematch Sumo: Mio over Yoeyama. ~ Rematch – Rock Paper Scissors: Tank over Mashimo. ~ Rematch – Imitation Match: Yoneyamashimo over MioTank. ~ Yoneyama and Mashimo win.
(-) Special Exhibition Match: Isami Kodaka vs. Shota ◆Winner: DRAW ()
(-) Special Exhibition Match: Isami Kodaka vs. Chinsuke Nakamura ◆Winner: Isami (0:38) with a High Fly Flow.
~ The two talked about growing up in the same city of Kyoto, Japan. ~ Their thoughts on the show so far, with Kobashi of not saying that he enjoyed the Hino vs. Takizawa match. Really putting over Takizawa by stating that he wants to see him vs. Mashimo in person next. ~ Their favorite memories in Shinjuku, Japan with Mashimo stating this show is his favorite memory so far. ~ As well as how the married life is treating Kobashi and also the fact of him becoming a father come September.
[12:00 – Fukumen MANIA]
Fukumen MANIA, 7/26/2015 [Sun] 12:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) Yuya Susumu & HAMATANI vs. Toru Sugiura & EL920 ◆Winner: Susumu () with a Ground Manjigatame on 920.
(2) Kengo Mashimo, Nyanko Kid & Onryo vs. Gabai Jichan, Golden Pine & Baisen Tagai ◆Winner: Mashimo () following a Vertical Fall style Brainbuster on Pine.
(3) SYU☆RI & Maki Narumiya vs. MAKOTO & Reyna Isis ◆Winner:
SYU☆RI () with a Mexican Stretch on Isis.
(4) Mister Cacao, The Winger, Takashi Sasaki & Superuchino vs. “Disposition de Tigre” Ace, Black, Eterna, Sting Ray ◆Winner: Cacao () via submission on Black.
[14:00 – OZABUN KOU]
OZABUN KOU, 7/26/2015 [Sun] 14:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) Dynamite Kasai & Manami Toyota vs. Rina Yamashita & Kaho Kobayashi ◆Winner: Toyota (11:07) with the Queen Bee Bomb on Yamashita.
(2) Moeka Haruhi & Yuki Miyazaki vs. AKINO & Tsubasa Kuragaki ◆Winner: Tsubasa (17:40) following the Metal Wing on Miyazaki.
(3) Kagetsu vs. Mika Iida ◆Winner: Iida (9:31) with a European Clutch.
(4) Sakura Hirota vs. Yumi Ohka vs. Fairy Nihonbashi vs. Kana ◆Winner: Kana (9:59) via pin-fall on Hirota.
[16:00 – Pro-Wrestling Five]
Pro Wrestling Five, 7/26/2015 [Sun] 16:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) Five Mask vs. Shota Nakagawa ◆Winner: Five Mask (6:33) with a Small Package.
(2) Kotaro Nasu vs. Takafumi Ito ◆Winner: Ito (10:12) with a Chicken-wing Armlock.
(3) AJ Mask vs. Tank Nagai ◆Winner: No Contest (5:26)
(4) Shiho Tsubaki & NORI vs. Gabai Jichan & Daijiro Matsui ◆Winner: Jichan (8:37) with the Gabai Special on Tsubaki.
(5) 6 Man Tag Match: Mitsuya Nagai, Kengo Mashimo & Bear Fukuda vs. Go, Yasu Kubota & Nagoya Mask ◆Winner: Mashimo (13:11) following a Vertical Fall style Brainbuster on Kubota.
[17:40 – Multi-Promotion Battle Royal]
~ Competitors: Yumi Ohka [WAVE], Rina Yamashita [OSAKA Joshi], Mayumi Ozaki [OZ], Dynamite Kasai [OZ], Rey Paloma [DOVE], Kengo Mashimo [K-DOJO], Yuma [K-DOJO], Shinose Mitochichi [ASUKA], Kaho Kobayashi [ASUKA], Takashi Sasaki [FREEDOMS], Toru Sugiura [FREEDOMS], Yasu Kubota [VKF], VKF Machine [VKF], Kaori Yoneyama [YMZ], YMZ Mask #2 [YMZ], Macho-Pump [Fukumen], Golden Pine [Fukumen], Shiho Tsubacki [Five] & NORI [Five] ◆Winner: Toru Sugiura (19:31) following an Elbow Bat on Yuma.
~ Kengo Mashimo, Shiho Tsubaki, and Chairman Toeda came out to thank everyone for coming out and supporting this project that took almost a year and a half in planning to execution.
~ Mashimo, who alone competed in 8 matches throughout the 24 hours, thanked everyone personally and stated that he hopes to do another 24 Hours show in the future.