The full event card was announced for Pro-Wrestling BASARA’s debut show on January 21st. Match order other than the opening match and main is yet to be decided.
Pro-Wrestling BASARA “Debut Show ~ Everything is at Stake”, 1/21/2016 [Thu] 18:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) Opening Match: Ryota Nakatsu vs. Ikuto Hidaka [ZERO1]
() SAGATA & Kazuaki Mihara vs. Madoka & Tsutomu Osugi
() 3WAY Match: Goma Ryu vs. Konaka = Pale One  vs. Atsushi Maruyama [FREE]
() X (to be announced) vs. Koji Iwamoto [Sportiva]
() Yusuke Kubo vs. Hi69 [FREE]
() Hiroshi Fukuda vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW]
(7) Main Event: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. FUMA & Daichi Kazato
(5) Ryota Nakatsu DNA Graduation Match: Isami Kodaka [BASARA] vs. Ryota Nakatsu ◆Winner: Kodaka (18:32) following the Isami-ashi-zan. ~ Isami accepted Nakatsu’s offer to join BASARA. ~ Nakatsu now moves on to become aligned with BASARA as they will host their first show in January.
~ Higuchi, who current stands at the top of DNA, wished Nakatsu the best of luck as he hopes Nakatsu can one day stand at the top of BASARA.
DDT Pro-Wrestling “DDT Futatabime no Numazu Taikaidara! In NUMAZU 2015”, 12/6/2015 [Sun] 13:00 @ Kiramess Numazu in Shizuoka
(1) Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao vs. Kazusada Higuchi & Gota Ihashi ◆Winner: Takao (10:31) following a Diving Foot Stomp on Ihashi.
(2) Masa Takanashi vs. Tomomitsu Matsunaga ◆Winner: Takanashi (10:50) with the Takatonic.
(3) Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda vs. Akito & Yasu Urano ◆Winner: Akito (13:57) with a Sasorigatame on Fukuda.
(4) Dance Contra Dance Only Numazu Deathmatch: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata vs. Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata ◆Winner: Hirata (15:13) via pin-fall on Katsumata.
(5) HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka vs. Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake ◆Winner: Ohka (12:56) following the Spear of Flame on Miyatake.
(6) KO-D Tag Tournament First Round Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo vs. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda ◆Winner: Endo (22:34) with a Sky Twister Press on Umeda. ~ Takeshita & Endo move on to the decision match on 12/23.
Tokyo Gurentai “TOKYO DREAM 2015”, 12/1/2015 [Tue] 18:45 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) NOSAWA Special Talk Show: NOSAWA Rongai x Keiji Mutoh x Hayabusa
(1) Vaccine Fight Offer Match ~ WAR GAMES ~: Alexander Otsuka [AO/DC], Hideki Suzuki [FREE] & Takuya Kai vs. Ryo Kawamura [Pancrase-ism], Tomohiko Hashimoto [Apache] & Kotaro Nasu [U-FILE CAMP] ◆Winner: Hideki (11:42) following a Double Arm Suplex on Nasu.
(2) Tokyo Intercontinental Tag Championship Match: [3rd Champions] Mitsuo Momota & Chikara vs. [Challengers] Kikutaro & “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa ◆Winner: Kikutaro (9:08) following a Backdrop on Chikara. ~ Champion fall on their 1st title defense. Kiku & Ichikawa becomes the 4th generation champions.
(3) FULL THROTTLE: FUJITA vs. Seiya Sanada [FREE] ◆Winner: Sanada (14:00) with a Rounding Body Press.
(4) Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION] & Kazunari Murakami [FREE] vs. Yoshihiro Takayama [FREE] & Suguru Miyatake [DDT/DNA] ◆Winner: Suzuki (16:14) following a Gotch style Piledriver on Miyatake. ~ After the match there was heat shown between Suzuki and Murakami. Murakami left the ring while Suzuki has his hand raised as the winner of the match.
(5) Tokyo World Heavyweight Championship Match: [4th Champion] MAZADA vs. [Challenger] Masaaki Mochizuki ◆Winner: Mochizuki (9:27) with a Small Package. ~ Champion falls on his 3rd title defense. Mochizuki becomes the 5th generation champion.
(6) TOKYO DREAM 2015 ~ NOSAWA 20th Anniversary Match: Mil Mascaras, Dory Funk Jr., Great Kabuki & Masakatsu Funaki vs. NOSAWA Rongai, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, CIMA & Kaz Hayashi ◆Winner: Mascaras (16:30) with a Flying Body Attack on NOSAWA.
DDT New Attitude “DNA 7”, 7/1/2015 [Wed] 19:00 @ Kitazawa Town Hall in Tokyo
(1) Kouki Iwasaki vs. Yoshihiro Horaguchi [K-DOJO] ◆Winner: Iwasaki (9:54) following a Double Arm Suplex.
(2) Suguru Miyatake vs. Gabai Jichan [Kyushu] ◆Winner: Jichan (9:56) via pin-fall.
(3) Dai Suzuki vs. GENTARO [FREEDOMS] ◆Winner: GENTARO (9:10) following a Backdrop.
(4) Shunma Katsumata vs. Mineo Fujita [ZERO1] ◆Winner: Mineo (10:54) following a Swanton Bomb.
(5) Ryota Nakatsu vs. Kengo Mashimo [K-DOJO] ◆Winner: Mashimo (12:34) with a Mudo.
(6) Kazusada Higuchi vs. Kota Umeda ◆Winner: Higuchi (19:34) following the Goten (Canadian Backbreaker lift to Chokeslam). ~ Following the match, Higuchi called out for a singles match against Shunma Katsumata. A match that was to take place a couple shows ago, but Higuchi had to miss due to a minor injury. ~ Katsumata came out and accepted the challenge.
() Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Keisuke Ishii () Makoto Oishi vs. Hiroshi Fukuda () Akito vs. Masa Takanashi () Konosuke Takeshita vs. Antonio Honda () Kota Umeda vs. Daisuke Sasaki () Kota Ibushi vs. Kazuki Hirata () Tomomitsu Matsunaga vs. Kazusada Higuchi () Yasu Urano vs. Shigehiro Irie
DDT “Audience 2015”, 5/31/2015 [Sun] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo 2,200 Spectators (overcrowded)
(0) King of Dark Championship Match: [1st Champion] Gota Ihashi vs. [Challenger] Kota Umeda
◆Winner: Umeda (3:43) following a High Kick. ~ Champion retains in a loss, 10th “successful” title defense.
~ Soma Takao publicly announced that he will be missing every show in DDT throughout the month of June as he will be on tour with All Japan.
~ The KING OF DDT tournament will begin this month on 6/6 for the chance to earn a title match at the big show in August. ~ 16 wrestlers will compete: Ibushi, Daisuke, Akito, Urano, Sakaguchi, Takanashi, Keisuke Ishii, Irie, Honda, Takeshita, Fukuda, Oishi, Matsunagam Hirata, Higuchi, and 1 more from DNA will be involved.
~ Dick Togo also came out to plug his new promotion in Vietnam. Also mentioned opening up promotions in Cuba and Italy. [LINK]
(1) Yasu Urano, Akito & Aja Kong vs. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi & Akai Saki ◆Winner: Takanashi (8:22) with the Takatonic on Akito.
(2) T2 Hee New Members Audition: [Jury: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata] Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata, Devin Sparks & Rick Ellis vs. Toru Owashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, DJ Nira & Kouki Iwasaki ◆Winner: Takagi (8:22) with the Sit-down Himawari Bomb on Iwasaki. ~ Both Sparks and Ellis passed the audition.
(3) MIKAMI & Shuji Ishikawa vs. Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata ◆Winner: MIKAMI (9:50) with a 450° Splash on Katsumata. ~ MIKAMI & Ishikawa seem to be in top form as a tag team as they aim to capture the KO-D Tag belts from Strong BJ.
~ Genichiro Tenryu was announced to be competing in DDT at the Ryogoku Kokugikan show in August. ~ Sanshiro Takagi introduced two men in suits Mizuki Watase and ?? Yoshimoto, both in the entertainment industry, as 2 new trainees in DDT. Both men will be balancing their careers while also striving to achieve a dream of becoming pro-wrestlers.
(4) Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine vs. Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Hiroshi Fukuda [UNION] ◆Winner: Oishi (11:56) with a Jikiden Tornado Clutch on Fukuda.
(5) KO-D 6 Person Tag Championship Match: [19th Champions] Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao vs. [Challengers] Kota Ibushi, Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake
◆Winner: Keisuke (13:53) following a Kneel Kick on Miyatake. ~ 2nd successful title defense. ~ Team Drift celebrated their defense. Takao stated that he plans to come back even stronger following his month in All Japan.
(6) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [Champion] HARASHIMA vs. [Challenger] KUDO
◆Winner: KUDO (23:27) following a Diving Double Knee Drop. ~ Champion falls on his 2nd title defense. KUDO becomes the 51st generation champion. ~ Ken Ohka, who holds an anytime, anywhere challenge rights, came out to congratulate the new champion. He said that he will claim his match when the time is right, potentially alluding to the Ryogoku show.
~ All of the competitors then KING OF DDT competitors came out as well.
~ The first round matches were then decided as follows…
() Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Keisuke Ishii () Makoto Oishi vs. Hiroshi Fukuda () Akito vs. Masa Takanashi () Konosuke Takeshita vs. Antonio Honda () (DNA – Nakatsu or Umeda) vs. Daisuke Sasaki () Kota Ibushi vs. Kazuki Hirata ()
Tomomitsu Matsunaga vs. Kazusada Higuchi () Yasu Urano vs. Shigehiro Irie
DDT New Attitude, 5/1/2015 [Fri] 19:00 @ Kitazawa Town Hall in Tokyo
~ Tomoya Kawamura and Kazusada Higuchi came out to kick off the show to announce that they would both be unable to compete today. ~ Kawamura appeared in an arm sling as he announced that he is recovering from shoulder surgery and will be out for the next 6 months. ~ Higuchi stated that he will be unable to compete for the next week due to a minor knee injury. He stated that he will compete as he heads into his upcoming KO-D Openweight title shot later this month.
(1) Kota Umeda vs. Masaya Takahashi [ASUKA PROJECT]
◆Winner: Masaya (8:33) with a Shoulder Lock.
(2) Kouki Iwasaki vs. Dai Suzuki
◆Winner: Iwasaki (7:02) following a Double Arm Suplex.
(3) Suguru Miyatake vs. Yuji Hino [K-DOJO]
◆Winner: Hino (8:38) following a Lariat. ~ Suguru stated that his goal is to become powerful and strong much like Hino’s style.
(4) Ryota Nakatsu vs. Atsushi Aoki [AJPW]
◆Winner: Aoki (13:48) with a Cross Arm Breaker.
(5) Shunma Katsumata vs. Shiori Asahi [K-DOJO]
◆Winner: Asahi (20:27) with a Himawari Bomb to Jacknife Hold. ~ Higuchi was originally scheduled to face Katsumata, but due to the injury Asahi stepped in to fill the void. ~ After the match Asahi shook the young rookies hand. ~ Katsumata thanked everyone for coming out and that he will continue to train more and more so that one day he can stand at the top of DNA in the future.
~ The next show is scheduled for 6/4 @ Kitazawa
Katsumata vs. Tsutomu Osugi, Miyatake vs. Yuji Okabayashi, and Ryota Nakatsu vs. Kota Umeda has been announced at this time.
DDT New Attitude 4, 4/2/2014 [Thu] 19:00 @ Kitazawa Town Hall in Tokyo
(1) Tomoya Kawamura vs. Kouki Iwasaki ◆Winner: Kawamura (6:30) following a Sling Blade.
(2) Dai Suzuki vs. 37th Generation Weekday Mask [FREE] ◆Winner: Suzuki (17:31) via pin-fall.
(3) Ryota Nakatsu & Kota Umeda vs. Kazuhiro Tamura [HEAT-UP] & Ryuichi Sekine [K-DOJO] ◆Winner: Tamura (13:18) with the Minoru Special on Umeda.
(3) Shunma Katsumata vs. Taiji Ishimori [FREE] ◆Winner: Ishimori (9:31) with a 450° Splash.
(5) Kazusada Higuchi vs. Suguru Miyatake ◆Winner: Higuchi (19:58) following the Goten (Canadian Backbreaker to Choke Slam). ~ Higuchi with the win and continues as the standout of all the DDT guys. ~ He showed off his KO-D Anytime, Anywhere contract, which he acquired on 3/29 as he stated that his goal is to become the a champion for DNA.
~ The next DNA show will be on 5/1 @ Kitazawa with 3 announced matches at this time. Tomoya Kawamura vs. Masaya Takahashi [ASUKA], Suguru Miyatake vs. Yuji Hino [K-DOJO], and Kazusada Higuchi vs. Shunma Katsumata.
DDT New Attitude 2, 1/9/2015 [Fri] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo 322 Spectators (packed)
(Much like the post I made for DNA1, I thought it would be wise to follow up on this by doing the same for this 2nd outing. Like what was previously mentioned these events are a special set of shows which focuses on the up and coming talent / new rookies in DDT and UNION, in which I should add against opponents outside of DDT. As they can face anyone from their home promotions at anytime. This will keep things fresh while offering chances to the up-and-comers that they would not get anywhere else. Keep in mind that most of these guys are still early on in their careers and that makes it hard to criticize them. I originally began to plug these shows on the puro group but I noticed that I gave a simple analysis for each match and thought it might make a decent article if I pieced it together. [BushidoRX])
(1) Kota Umeda vs. Ryuichi Sekine [K-DOJO] ~ K-DOJO’s resident heavy kicker against DDT’s new rookie who has history in kickboxing. The match starts of quickly with a lot of back and forth of the two trying to deliver the solid blows. Sekine gives the younger Umeda plenty of chances to show his worth, but also doesn’t hold back in pegging the rookie with solid shots. Umeda shows more promise with taking high-flying risks and even shows a somewhat better version of his handspring jumping face kick, which could be one of his signature moves with more practice.
(2) Dai Suzuki vs. Shota [FREE] ~ Shota who is a freelance wrestler, also known as Mr.SHOWTIME, currently belonging to GUTS World and Sano-Damashii, taking on the rookie Dai. Shota is pretty crafty in the ring and tries his best to even shows some moves in respect to one of his idols in the late Eddie Guerrero. In regards to Dai, he shows plenty of fight against Shota and even manages to hold his own against the more seasoned competitor.
(3) Tomoya Kawamura vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio [WRESTLE-1] The UNION rookie getting his chance against younger, but more established W-1 rookie Kuroshio. Kuroshio is known for “Ikemen” gimmick which portrays him as the “cool/good looking guy” who tries to leave a noteworthy impression every time he competes. Kawamura manages to get some openings on the highly charismatic Kuroshio and even almost bests him while Kuroshio focuses too much on the “finish”. This match definitely got a few laughs out of me, but with Kawamura getting some decent spots in as well.
(4) Ryota Nakatsu & Kouki Iwasaki vs. Hideki Szuuki [FREE] & Koji Iwamoto [Sportiva] ~ This match features two of the promising shoot fighters/grapplers from DDT taking on the established Hideki Suzuki, currently in ZERO1, and a grappler in his own Koji Iwamoto from the Nagoya area. Now I should say from the start that Koji Iwamoto I have followed for a couple years now and has been one of the talents I have wished would get more chances in the bigger promotions. Maybe the showing from this match could do that for him? I could only wish myself. Both Hideki and Iwamoto don’t hold back on the new guys and give them the chances to show their best, if they have the fight in them to deliver. The much larger Hideki certainly controls much of the pace when he gets in the ring, but Nakatsu and Iwasaki show that promise as guys able to take a pounding and come back for more.
(5) Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING] & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya [NOAH] ~ Higuchi, the true heavyweight rookie of the DNA guys, and Katsumata, the potential next high-flying star, taking on the two established competitors known currently from Pro Wrestling NOAH. This match truly is not as one sided as one would expect just looking at it as it is listed. Nakajima and Kitamiya give the rookies room to show their worth in the ring as they even mange, for better or worse in Katsumata’s case, striking their opponents nerve and paying for it. Higuchi continues to show his strength as a power wrestler and Katsumata shows a lot of fight for being one of the smaller guys in the ring.
(6) Main Event: Suguru Miyatake vs. Jun Kasai [FREEDOMS] ~ The leading man of the DDT rookies getting a big single oppurtunity against the deathmatch veteran “Crazy Monkey” Jun Kasai. Miyatake has already been making himself known on the main stage of DDT, but has yet to face anyone like Kasai in a match. Kasai takes charge early in the match as he keeps the match in his favor, as some may forget, or know, that Kasai is a skilled wrestler outside of his love and dedication to the death match style. Miyatake looked to have suffered an arm injury heading into the match as Kasai focused plenty on Miyatake’s weakness. Miyatake though showed that he has the ability to take plenty of punishment.
DDT “DNA1 ~ DDT New Attitude 1”, 11/28/2014 [Fri] 19:00 @ KitazawaTownHall in Tokyo
(This is set to be a new special set of shows which focuses on the up and coming talent / new rookies in DDT and UNION. Keep in mind that most of these guys are just making their debut’s and it that makes it hard to criticize them. I originally began to plug these shows on the puro group but I noticed that I gave a simple analysis for each match and thought it might make a decent article if I pieced it together. [BushidoRX])
(1) Double Debut Match: Suguru Miyatake vs. Kouki Iwasaki ~ Two of the more promising talents of the who bunch kicked of the show. Miyatake [177cm/90kg, 23 years old] was originally set to debut earlier in 2014, but he suffered a fractured leg that kept him held back. He definitely has one of the better physiques of and has been noted for his strength. Iwasaki [175/85kg, 23 years old] comes out looking decent with his focus of the old UWF style and that will certainly help him as he further develops in the coming years. Definitely a stand-out match of the show and has me interested in seeing where they are in the coming years.
(2) Dai Suzuki’s Debut Match: Shunma Katsumata vs. Dai Suzuki ~ Katsumata [167cm, 70kg, 22 years old (21 as of this match)] was originally a trainee under TAJIRI’s SMASH back in 2011, but never managed to make his debut. He joined DDT in 2013 and made his pro-debut in early 2014. Katsumata makes the best of his smaller stature and relies heavy on high-flying and speed to keep the flow of the matches in his favor. Dai [163cm, 80kg, 24 years old] hails as the smallest in height of all the new rookies, but seems to make up for it with some bulk. Not much is known about him, but he hails from Okinawa and appears to have trained in pro-wrestling while there as well.
(3) Double Debut Match: Kazusada Higuchi vs. Kota Umeda ~ This match features a former sumo wrestler in Higuchi taking on a kickboxer turned wrestler in Umeda. Higuchi [185cm, 103kg, 26 years old] is the biggest of all the new rookies and certainly carries a bigger presence with himself already. Something that will surely will only improve as he gets more seasoned in the ring. Umeda [175cm, 80kg, 19 years old] is the youngest of the new rookies as he focuses mainly on his kickboxing background against the bigger Higuchi. Higuchi I really enjoyed in the match and like I mentioned does shows the beginnings of a powerful presence in the ring given this is his debut. This will definitely be something to keep an eye on for as he begins to climb up DDT. Umeda doesn’t show as much in terms of wrestling, but has some solid kicks for a younger guy.
(4) Ryota Nakatsu’s Debut Match: Tomoya Kawamura vs. Ryota Nakatsu ~ Kawamura [174cm, 80kg, 25 years old (24 as of the match)] was a part of UNION, the sister promotion of DDT, and made his debut just a year prior in 2013, before now being aligned with DNA. He has an amateur background and even belonged to the same university and wrestling club of NJPW’s Hiroshi Tanahashi. Kawamura shows some traits/homages to Tanahashi as he looks up to the senior. Nakatsu [170cm, 85 kg, 23 years old] is an experienced mixed martial artist that took part in underground fights before joining DDT. His grappling background shows through in the match and should help him differentiate from the rest of his debuting class.
(5) Main Event Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & Suguru Miyatake vs. Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu ~ The winners of the previous match move on to compete in a special tag match to close out the show. Higuchi and Suguru with the power, Nakatsu with the grappling, and then Shunma with his speed. Each guy got a chance to show off their styles once more with and I felt it helped cement these 4 guys as talent to keep an eye and ear open for in the future.