ICW:NHB’s Deathmatch Circus Weekend, BJW’s Roster Problems, Freedoms Upcoming Shows, Lots of News and Notes
Top story: ICW:NHB’s Deathmatch Circus
ICW:NHB is going after the deathmatch scene hard and fast and as shown by the Deathmatch Circus weekend on August 7th and 8th they aren’t going to let anything stop them.
The weekend was set to be a convention of sorts for deathmatch wrestling with 2 large shows (NHB Vol. 4 and 5) with a lot of marquee matches, a fan Q&A by Abdullah the Butcher, owner Danny Demanto’s birthday bash, “campfire stories” with Larry Legend and referee Kris Levine and a weapon’s making “seminar” all set to kick off Friday night on an open farm property that used to be a vineyard.
The event was much hyped by IWTV and the SMV filming crew (their previous shows set records on IWTV and even led to a server crash from the demand). As documented last week there were a number of guys off the show due to injury or other complications and it was a daily replacement thread on Twitter it seemed. Then they met the weather.
With bad weather expected and a promise to find the “biggest tent possible” the rain storm proved a lot harsher than expected and the downpour didn’t look to be letting up. Friday night the fans all waited in their cars as the plans kept changing. NHB Vol. 4, was pushed back from 7 PM to 10 until around 9:30 it was looking like a cancellation was going to be in order as well as most all of the side events planned.
A lot of options were floated and it was agreed upon to move the 2 shows to a double header the next day and send the fans home. The ICW office didn’t want that and it was picthed to move the show indoors and run a No Ring show in a barn. This became ICW:NHB 3.75, “Pit Fight”.
They threw together 4 matches and it was a decent filler given the circumstances. They designated a large circular space in the middle, which appeared to just be an open dirt floor, for the wrestlers surrounded by guard rails and would have weapon boards for most of the matches but every one noticed the total lack of social distancing and some iffy mask enforcing here and there. Fans were pretty rowdy so its just part of the game when you move that fast.
Before we go into the show the #1 thing that ICW:NHB should be complimented for is a clear direction of the company after only a few shows.
John Wayne Murdoch has been pushed as the ace with big main-event wins over Shlak, Jeff King and Nick Gage going into this show with Reed Bently as his partner and backup. Akira (Murdoch and Bently’s student) and Alex Ocean are presented as the “next generation” and there is a clear build to the first meeting between them. Just like IWA MS they have ran with the 44.Oh group as the lead heels battling with Murdoch, Bently and Akira, they do a lot of backstage promos and in ring call outs that give more context to the show.
Some bad: There are moments where the direction comes off heavy handed and forced or impatient (outlined below). Indie commentary is usually pretty rough and ICW:NHB has some rough ones I hate to say. Obviously the chain ropes really hinder and limit what can be done in the ring as well as the platforms they have to jump off of in 2 of the corners. Also Danny Demanto is guilty of doing the Ian Rotten speeches after way too many matches.
Now onto the Pit Fight.
Jimmy Lloyd defeated Alex Ocean in the best actual match of the show which featured a pretty crazy balcony dive from the barn balcony by Alex Ocean. They built to a big ending with a flurry of elbows and a driller move.
The Rejects defeated Alex Colon and Eric Ryan in the main event which was a basic weapons brawl around the barn.
The next day they had a double header starting at noon with Vol. 4 in the same barn but this time with a ring set up. The barn looked great on TV but again lots of COVID-Precaution issues were scrutinized on Twitter.
Mance Warner defeated Tony Deppen in a match with a lot of tables. Reed Bently defeated Dale Patricks in a standard deathmatch with lighttubes and other weapons. Jimmy Lloyd defeated Brandon Kirk (which was a rematch from Cage of Death that I totally forgot) in a really good deathmatch with a lot of tubes and a fire spot and afterwards Lloyd cut a fantastic, fired up promo on Akira who was looking down from the balcony. Jimmy called him “the future of shit” and there was a great camera angle from the balcony down to Jimmy. It was a good angle to set up a match on the Vol. 5 show that evening bewteen the 2.
Eric Ryan defeated Eddy Only in a taipei deathmatch. It wasn’t the best match but had a great finish with Ryan “ground and pounding” Only into submission.
Tragedy struck yet again on the weekend when Alex Colon and Alex Ocean had to stop their match due to a deep cut on Alex Colon. Ocean gave Colon a cradled suplex onto a cross of tubes and the ref immediately began telling Alex to stop the match. On Alex’s right side he had a very deep cut oozing blood and it was agreed to end the match which resulted in some card reshuffling.
Shlak defeated Casanova twice in a week in a pretty wild match that ended with another TKO by pounding Casanova with a glass filled bad over his head.
Danny Demanto came out after the show to announce the card changes for Vol. 5. They would redo Bentley vs. Patricks and it would be Eric Ryan vs. Pagano instead of Alex Colon.
Finally Murdoch defeated Akira in the main event in a very entertaining match. The spot every one is going to remember was a Muta Lock from Akira where he used a handsaw to grip Mudoch’s head in a spot where if Akira didn’t have perfect control of his core he would’ve scalped Murdoch badly. They had guard rails with tube bridges, doors, really wild and fun match.
Afterwards they put Akira over on the mic before Atticus Cogar and 44.Oh attacked which set up Murdoch vs. Cogar for Vol. 5.
Overall the show was a big success for a Saturday afternoon show with a lot of buzz and memorable matches. Between the 2 shows New Jack did a fan Q&A and they moved the ring outside for the evening show.
Vol. 5 started with Homicide defeating Shlak in a No Roped Barbed Wire match. Homicide used his “demon” character using the Halloween Michael Myers mask. It was a good but slow barbed wire match (I only say slow because of all the crazy shit just a few hours prior) and ended with a TKO after Homicide poured bleach into his mask and choked Shlak out with the mask and barbed wire.
Tony Deppen came out to issue an open challenge that wound up being accepted by Chris Dickinson. Dickinson had to pull out of 2 back to back ICW shows for legitimate reasons (first a severe flu, the next time was over Mania weekend when he was booked to face Minoru Suzuki at GCW’s Bloodspot and Masashi Takeda at an ICW show the same night due to a heavy commitment to his match with Suzuki) and on July 4th when he refused to take an ICW booking for fear it might interfere with GCW’s Backyard Wrestling. This led to a very public falling out between Dickinson and Danny Demanto.
Dickinson came out to face Deppen in a great match. Deppen won after he hit Dickinson with a tube bundle and some strikes for the pin. It was a big upset. After the match Dickinson explained the beef and did his best to put it to rest.
Reed defeated Patricks for the second time.
Eddy Only defeated Alex Ocean in a match with non-stop stalling and bullshit. Atticus Cogar came out for interference which led to Nick Gage pulling up in the back of a truck. Gage has a leg injury that has him on the sidelines for the moment. He cut a big promo on 44.Oh and Cogar challenged Gage.
Instead New Jack revealed to be in the truck and begin approaching the ring to big applause. New Jack walked very gingerly however and didn’t look very menacing but Cogar sold for him and left the ring. Then New Jack united with Alex Ocean, did the X and the commentators sold this as a “passing of the torch” which made no sense at all since Ocean and New Jack have nothing in common and New Jack was never known for deathmatches, just Abdullah style brawls. This was a bad attempt at forcing this “WWE moment”.
Mance Warner defeated Casanova in a good brawl and Casanova again took the TKO finish being beaten by a boot.
Akira defeated Jimmy Lloyd in a wild match with lots of sick looking board gimmicks. Akira won and was once again put over hard by every one in the ring as the next big thing.
Erik Ryan defeated Pagano in a big upset as Pagano almost never loses in his home of Mexico. I know Alex Colon was really let down to miss out on this match as they had a lot of stuff planned and Pagano is a very big star to face. The match had a lot of lucha high-spots and tons of tubes and glass. Eric Ryan won by another TKO. This was probably match of the show.
And in the main event Murdoch beat Atticus Cogar in a pretty straight foward match.
Overall Vol. 4 was the best show of the weekend.
The hits just kept on coming but ICW:NHB wouldn’t stop and I’m sure they’ll have a lot of crazy gimmicks planned for the future.
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North America and Mexico News
The big news for GCW is they are about to announce some kind of show in the desert. They did a series of vignettes featuring drone shots of desert trailer parks and other ominous locales with a lot of cryptic messaging and numerology. GCW have always used “The Last Outlaws” and it definitely seems like a wild concept for a show.
GCW has announced matches for “Bring ‘Em Out” which will be September 6th from Indianapolis in the same State Park they’ve been running. Matches announced already are Alex Colon vs. Chris Dickinson (with some teases for “fuckery”) and RSP vs. Matthew Justice in a non-title match. AIW have joined on as a double header and will run in the morning.
GCW has added Atticus Cogar, Allie Kat, Shane Mercer and Eric Ryan to the TOS 5 lineup.
Nick Gage appears to be out a while with his leg injury.
There’s new GCW cookies with Calvin Tankman, Mance Warner, Tony Deppen and KTB that will be available from Jonesy.
GCW’s Homecoming Vol. 1 is streaming on the DDT/NOAH Wrestle Universe platform at https://www.ddtpro.com/universe/videos/9037
ICW out of Milwaukee has added a lot of their Insane 8 deathmatch tournament shows to IWTV. I was watching some recently and they’re really some lost gems of deathmatch insanity. Go check them out.
Speaking of ICW they have the 2020 Insane 8 on August 30th from the La Pica Lounge in Milwaukee that will air live on Fite TV. The first round matches will be
John Wayne Murdoch vs. Orin Veidt
Jeff King vs. Akira
Neil Diamond Cutter vs. Dysfunction
Ricky Noren vs. Shlak
IWA Midsouth have renamed their building in Connersville the Axl Rotten Memorial Hall. Their next show will be called Home Improvement. Dates to be announced.
Jimmy Havoc has been released from AEW.
It seems like CZW’s Dojo Wars has been rebranded as “We Want Wrestling” on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/Wewantwrestling1. Dojo Wars was a platform for the CZW students to perform live in front of fans. They would do weekly shows and upload a LOT of content to Youtube.
It led me down a funny rabbit hole where I noticed several of the Dojo Wars videos on youtube had hundreds of thousands, if not millions of views while the rest just had a few hundred or less. If you go down below and check the comments it becomes pretty obvious they have used bots to boost their numbers.
The We Want Wrestling Patreon is lacking content despite a promise of a schedule and there’s just no easy to way that CZW looks to be on life support yet again. The training center is distanced from the CZW name, they have no shows on the horizon and there is almost no buzz at all for the company.
Apparently Corporal Robinson has retired after he beat Chuck Stein and Petere B Beautiful in a pretty insane looking backyard match with glass panes, tubes, weedwhackers and other stuff. Not sure on the date of the show.
Devon Moore is having a “celebrity” boxing match against Pauly Caputi at the Showboat on September 26th.
Zona 23 ran their 4th Anniversary show on August 9th outside of Mexico City in a show I was supposed to attend but my flight got cancelled the morning of. The show did indeed have a ring, it was filmed for IWTV (expect it soon) and it did have fans however there was a torrential downpour the entire day. The wrestlers performed in the rain and the fans hid under makeshift awnings.
USA and North America Results
ICW: NHB 8/7/2020
NHB Vol. 3.5
Akira defeats Eddy Only (7:26)
Casanova Valentine (w/Riley Madison) defeats Dale Patricks (8:43)
Jimmy Lloyd defeats Alex Ocean (7:52)
The Rejects (John Wayne Murdoch & Reed Bentley) defeat Alex Colon & Eric Ryan (7:20)
ICW: NHB 8/8/2020
NHB Vol. 4
Mance Warner defeats Tony Deppen (9:06)
Reed Bentley defeats Dale Patricks (11:15)
Jimmy Lloyd defeats Brandon Kirk (9:03)
Eric Ryan defeats Eddy Only (6:52)
Alex Ocean defeats Alex Colon by referee’s decision (9:50)
SHLAK defeats Casanova Valentine (10:31)
John Wayne Murdoch defeats Akira (14:20)
ICW: NHB 8/8/2020
NHB Vol. 5
No Ropes Barbed Wire Match: Homicide defeats SHLAK (12:10)
Chris Dickinson defeats Tony Deppen (13:35)
Reed Bentley defeats Dale Patricks (8:45)
Eddy Only defeats Alex Ocean (7:42)
Mance Warner defeats Casanova Valentine by referee’s decision (9:28)
Akira defeats Jimmy Lloyd (10:05)
Funhouse Death Match: Eric Ryan defeats Pagano by referee’s decision (10:26)
John Wayne Murdoch defeats Atticus Cogar (9:50)
US and North America Upcoming Shows
GCW 8/22/2020 (FITE)
Tournament of Survival 5
Atlantic City, NJ
RSP, Alex Colon, Atticus Cogar, Allie Kat, Shane Mercer, Eric Ryan
GCW 8/23/2020 (IWTV)
Jimmy Lloyd’s Jersey Shore
Atlantic City, NJ
Pinkie Sanchez, Elayna Black, Lucky 13, Blake Christian
ICW 8/30/20 Fite TV
John Wayne Murdoch vs. Orin Veidt
Jeff King vs. Akira
Neil Diamond Cutter vs. Dysfunction
Ricky Noren vs. Shlak
Bring ’em Out
Chris Dickinson vs. Alex Colon
ACH vs. Blake Christian
RSP vs. Matthew Justice
Timebomb Pro 9/12/20
Nick Gage vs. Orin Veidt
Matthew Justice, AJ Gray, Manders
Slab City, CA
I was able to watch the July 28th Freedoms show from Korakuen Hall and I want to talk about the top 2 matches.
Firstly I want to make note that fans are discouraged from cheering so as not to spread the virus so the crowd was even quieter than usual.
Kasai beat Sakuda in a match that was really a grizzly affair. They had tons of tubes and both were pretty sliced up before they started doing the cheek stabbing. Both wrestled most of the match with the metal skewers through their cheeks. Kasai brought out the straight razor board and he did his spot where he took a chunk out of Sakuda’s head (more on this razor below). They used the spike board we mentioned last week and Kasai won after giving Sakuda 3 driver moves in a row. After the match Sakuda cut a promo backstage, removed his spike through his cheek and spit out a massive clotted bit of blood. Gross.
The main event between Takeda and Sugiura was amazing. They had glass boards, tons of tubes and knife weapons. We went over the highlights last week but in motion this was just an awesome match. The ending spot was Takeda doing the elbow into lighttubes against the guys back, a move I just noticed Danny Havoc did often, and he just fell right onto the broken bundle of tubes as it broke.
Takeda begin gushing blood and within 20 seconds the entire side of his body was covered in blood and his shorts were soaked. It was easily one of the biggest explosions of blood I’ve seen in a long time and nothing you want to see ever.
After the match they announced a rematch however Takeda will be on the shelf for longer it seems. He had surgery to remove the glass that was embedded and there was damage to the muscles so he is going to be recuperating.
Takeda has had to cancel all bookings for the next month.
They held “Unchain Night” on August 9th to set up the final card for August 31st. The show drew 156 fans which is still considered good for Corona-times at Shin-Kiba.
Takeda came out before the show to announce his bad news. In his place Jun Kasai will challenge Toru Sugiura on the August 31st Tokyo Deathmatch Carnival Vol. 2 show which is a rematch from their October 1, 2019 match where Sugiura beat Kasai fro the title.
This leads me back to my thinking that Takeda was going to win the title and face Kasai on August 31st. They also revealed Takumi Tsukamoto as an X partner to take Takeda’s place in the main event on this show.
In a weapons match to set up tag title challengers Violento Jack and Minoru Fujita teamed to defeat Mammoth Sasaki and Kamui. Since Jack and Fujita won Fujita could challenge for the titles (Jack and Sasaki are champs). Minoru Fujita announced his partner would be female wrestler Rina Yamashita.
In the main event Toru Sugiura, Daisuke Masaoka and Tomoya Hirata pinned Kasai, Fukimoto and Takumi Tsukamoto when Hirata pinned Fukimoto. The match was every 6 man Japanese tag you ever saw and featured tons of lighttubes and brawling. There was one moment near the end of the match where Kasai sliced Sugiura with the straight razor and Sugiura was gushing blood badly. It seems like such a dangerous weapon to use in fleeting tag spots. They cut promos after the match and Sugiura looked wrecked.
I can’t stress enough how big of a win this is for Hirata, the main Freedoms youngboy. It is his first ever win in a deathmatch and his first ever pin against an opponent with any standard (Although Fukimoto is pretty low on the totem pole). Japanese trainees really go through a long process of learning on the job before they ever get wins or unique ring attire (and Hirata needs new gear as his legs wind up very badly cut from doing deathmatches in tights).
This sets up the main storied matches for the August 31st show as Kasai vs. Sugiura, Hirata vs. Fukimoto and Violento Jack and Mammoth Sasaki vs. Minoru Fujita and Rina Yamashita. Daisuke Masaoka will also face Takashi Sasaki in a deathmatch.
Masahi Takeda celebrated his 35th birthday on August 13th.
Takeda and Kasai will have a talk event (the first that I know of since Corona-Restrictions) on August 26th. Kasai will have his own meet and greet event on August 22 at the Giant Baba bar.
Jun Kasai’s Twitter and his daughter’s joke Twitter account have both been deleted recently. Not much info is known. It was first believed to be a hacking incident but Kasai has made no statement. Kasai was known for making some political statements on Twitter that weren’t the most popular.
BJW held a big show on August 10th at Korakuen Hall featuring a title change but the attendance was noticeably disappointing at only 375 fans which even in Covid-times was low. Even worse was a joint show the next day on August 11th at Korakuen Hall with 2AW and Zero-One that drew barely over 200 fans.
The only deathmatch on the 8/10 on the show was a 6 man to hype up Ito vs. Fujita on August 29th but they also had a successful BJW Strong title defense from Daichi Hashimoto over Akira Hyoda and in the main event The Astronauts (Takuya Nomura & Fuminori Abe) defeated Sekimoto and Kohei Sato to win the BJW Tag Titles.
Nomura in particular has been a project of BJW for quite some time and despite his small size he is presented as on par with the bigger members of the roster. This win is seen as a “breakthrough” moment for the younger stars.
Myself and Alex Colon have talked about this quite a bit but BJW’s roster is so aged and stale. Ryuji Ito and Abdullah Kobayashi first main evented their first big show in 2003 and they are still the key players in the deathmatch scene. The title always seems to wind up back in their hands which has led to a stagnant roster with guys like Hoshino, Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki, a very aged and injured Jaki Numazawa and others who pose no real threat and aren’t over with the fans in any way. Sakuda and Ishikawa have a lot of steam and fire, Drew Parker is developing as the international member and Kodaka and Miyamoto are always around but again they are very old to the fans eyes. Masashi Takeda remains a big star but it is hard to put the belt back on him at this stage for a lot of reasons and that doesn’t fix all of the problems.
The strong side isn’t much better as they never built any one in any meaningful way except Sekimoto and Okabayashi. Daichi Hashimoto has been their big planned star for years now and he’s never caught on with the fans and his title matches never feel too important (here on the August 10th show he was the semi-main event). The rest of the strong side of the roster just appear to be there and trade wins in the undercard.
BJW are at least a year behind where they need to be as far as star creation goes and it comes down to people wanting to keep their spots. Japan prioritizes loyalty big time and, in a system where wins and losses matter a lot, guys like Ito, Kobayashi and Sekimoto want to maintain their aura so they can keep selling merchandise, take big outside bookings (in Sekimoto’s case) and just have more job security as a whole. I can’t say I’d do any different but BJW’s attendance has flattened badly in the past 18 months and Corona did them no favors.
Also announced on the show was that Takayuki Ueki will return from his knee injury on September 9th at Shin-Kiba.
Frank Atsushi will be leaving wrestling altogether in September. Frank is the head BJW ref with the blonde hair. He has a background in MMA and sometimes will wrestle opening match or comedy stuff for BJW.
Added to the August 30th Yokohama show is a legacy match described as the “Last Deathmatch” in the Yokohama Gymnasium featuring Ryuji Ito, Abdullah Kobayashi, Jaki Numazawa and Takashi Sasaki vs. Masaya Takahashi, Toshiyuki Sakuda, Yuki Ishikawa and Shunma Katsumata. The smart thing to do is for the young guys to win but I’m guessing Ishikawa takes the pin.
BJW is also involved in a mild Corona scare. After this joint show it was discovered that 2AW wrestler Kotaro Yoshino tested positive for COVID-19. This has led to a series of testing for all wrestlers who were with him and some show shut downs.
On August 9th Ice Ribbon ran the Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium (every company is getting in their final shows in the building before its town down) and on the card Risa Sera defeated Rina Yamashita in a hardcore/death match. Risa Sera is married to former BJW wrestler Yoshihiko Uto/Orca Uto and has done a lot of deathmatches in the past including a large gauntlet match against Ito, Kobayashi, Kasai, etc.
FMW legend Manami Toyota rode Rina to the ring on a motorcycle while she had a tube bundle on her shoulder. Risa came out with the light tube fan made famous by her husband. The match featured a tall ladder and several big tube spots. Not the best match ever but pretty great final 5 minutes.
On August 25th at Korakuen Hall DDT is promoting “Street Fight Club” with Onita as the focus. The main event will be a streetfight with Atsushi Onita, Yuko Miyamoto & Rocky Kawamura Vs Takashi Sugiura, NOSAWA Rongai & Kaz Hayashi. They have been given strict rules not to go into the crowd.
Then on August 27th DDT will promote a Blast Current match featuring Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi & Chris Brookes Vs Shinya Aoki, Caol Uno & Konosuke Takeshita.
Mitsuhiro Matsunaga did an interview discussing his Mr. Danger Steakhouse and how he has handled Corona Virus https://wanibooks-newscrunch.com/articles/-/1003.
Youtube channel Indie Uploaded, who uploaded a lot of dead puro footage, had his Youtube account shut down after copyright strikes from “Queststation” who own the rights to W*ing, UWFi, War and others. Its possible we may we some semi-legit re-releases in the near future but who knows.
FREEDOMS “UNCHAIN NIGHT 2020”, 08/09/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
1. GENTARO & Vacuum Mask defeat Takashi Sasaki & Chikara (11:33) after Vacuum’s Wind of Shonan against Sasaki.
2. Dragon Libre Return Match : Hiroshi Yamato defeats Dragon Libre (7:36) with the Just X.
3. Yuya Susumu, Kengo & Takahiro Katori defeat Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei & Karate Brahman (8:32) after a horizontal cradle of Katori versus karate.
4. Weapon Bringing Death Match : Violento Jack & Minoru Fujita defeat Mammoth Sasaki & Kamui (13:48) after a Samson clutch from Fujita against Sasaki.
5.Fluorescent Lighttubes Death Match : Toru Sugiura, Daisuke Masaoka & Tomoya Hirata defeat Jun Kasai, Kenji Fukimoto & Takumi Tsukamoto (18:51) with a German Suplex Hold from Hirata to Fukimoto.
Ice Ribbon “YOKOHAMA BUNKA GYMNASIUM FINAL”, 8/9/2020 (Samurai TV!)
Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium
First FantastICE Title, Decision Match : Risa Sera defeated Rina Yamashita (20:49) with a diving double kneedrop from a ladder – title change (1st Champion).
BJW, 8/10/2020 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
0. Kota Sekifuda & Kosuke Sato defeated Drew Parker & Masaki Morihiro (7:09)
1. Solid & Staple Death Match : Kankuro Hoshino Ando Masaya Takahashi defeated Toshiyuki Sakuta Ando Yuki Ishikawa (6:59)
2. BJW Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Tournament – Semi Final : Tatsuhiko Yoshino defeated Kazuki Hashimoto (6 :29)
3. BJW Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Tournament-Semi Final: Shinobu defeated Yusuke Kodama (6:51) via Count Out.
4. Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazumi Kikuta defeated Shigehiro Irie & Takuho Kato (7:37)
5. Yasufumi Nakanoue, Kuma Arashi & Ryota Hama defeated Yuji Okabayashi, Hideyoshi Kamitani & Yuya Aoki (7:59)
6. Fluorescent Lighttubes & α Death Match : Ryuji Ito, Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka defeated Minoru Fujita, Abdullah Kobayashi & Taku Tsukamoto (12:55)
7. BJW World Strong Heavyweight Title : Daichi Hashimoto (c) defeated Akira Hyodo(17:28) with the Rising DDT (5th defense).
8. BJW Tag Team Title : Takuya Nomura & Fuminori Abe defeat Daisuke Sekimoto & Kohei Sato (c) (19:47) after a Dragon Suplex Hold by Nomura against Sekimoto – title change.
BJW/ZERO1/2AW “3 GROUPS JOINT PERFORMANCE ~ TOKYO DELTA”, 8/11/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1. Daiju Wakamatsu ,Naka Shuma ,Chicharito Shoki & Takumi Baba defeated Yuki Ishikawa ,Takuho Kato ,Kosuke Sato & Masaki Morihiro (7 :18)
2. Ricky Fuji ,Kaji Tomato ,SUGI & Shoki Kitamura defeated Takuya Sugawara ,Tatsuhiko Yoshino, Kota Sekifuda & Drew Parker (7:49)
3. Shu Asakawa ,Taishi Takizawa & Ayumu HondaYuji Okabayashi defeated , Yasufumi Nakanoue Ando Akira Hyodo (11:53 AM)
4. Shinjiro Otani defeated Tatsuya Hanami (11:02 AM)
5. Ryuji Ito Ando Kohei Sato defeated Chris Vice Ando Yoshikazu Yokoyama (7:21)
6. Daichi Hashimoto ,Hideyoshi Kamitani & Hartley Jackson defeated Ryuichi Kawakami ,Kazumi Kikuta & Yuya Aoki (13:22)
7. Daisuke Sekimoto , Masato Tanaka& Ayato Yoshida defeated Tank Nagai Towa Iwasaki & Takuya Nomura (17:59)
BJW “PRO-WRESTLING IS COMING TO ISHIKAWA ~ ISHIKAWA J -WINGS2”, 8/15/2020
Ichikawa City Bunka Center
1. Kazuki Hashimoto vs. Masaki Morihiro
2. Yuya Aoki & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Kota Sekifuda & Drew Parker
3. Abdullah Kobayashi & Yuichi Taniguchi vs. “Black Angel” Jaki Numazawa & Masaya Takahashi
4. Ryota Hama & Kankuro Hoshino vs. Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazumi Kikuta
5. Takuya Nomura vs. Kosuke Sato
6. Ryuji Ito, Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuko Miyamoto vs. Akira Hyodo, Takuho Kato & Yuki Ishikawa
7. Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani vs. Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuji Okabayashi
Japan Upcoming Shows
BAKUHA KOSHIEN “STREET FIGHT CLUB”, 25/08/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1. Gake no Fuchi Joshi Vs Pocchari Joshi Full Face To Face Battle!: Miyako Matsumoto & Chris Brookes Vs Yuna Manase & Yumehito Imanari
2. The Mystery Of Laos! Amazing Mecha Pandita First Time Out!: Mecha Pandita Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Hage Torongezu Vs #STRONGHEARTS!: Jiro Kuroshio & Seigo Tachibana Vs T-Hawk & El Lindaman
4. STREET FIGHT CLUB Special Match ~Royal Traditions Match~: Jun Akiyama Vs Yukio Naya
5. Street Fight 6-Man Tag Match: Atsushi Onita, Yuko Miyamoto & Rocky Kawamura Vs Takashi Sugiura, NOSAWA Rongai & Kaz Hayashi
DDT “DDT LIVE! ~SAYONARA TOSHIMAEN~ ATSUSHI ONITA IMMEDIATELY RETIRE IF YOU LOSE SP CURRENT BLAST ON THE STREET”, 27/08/2020
1. Street Current Blast Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi & Chris Brookes Vs Shinya Aoki, Caol Uno & Konosuke Takeshita
Yokohama Cultural Gynmasium
Abdullah Kobayashi, Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Brahman Kei, Brahman Shu & Yuichi Taniguchi
BJW Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Tournament Final:
Death Match: Jun Kasai & “Black Angel” Jaki Numazawa vs. Toshiyuki Sakuta & Yuki Ishikawa
BJW World Strong Heavyweight Title: Daichi Hashimoto/Akira Hyodo (c) vs. X
BJW Death Match Heavyweight Title: Ryuji Ito (c) vs. Minoru Fujita
Yokohama Cultural Gynmasium
Onryo, Shinobu & Koju Takeda vs. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura
Hardcore Match: Masato Tanaka & Mammoth Sasaki vs. Kamitani & Leatherface
Shuji Ishikawa, Kohei Sato & Tetsuya Endo vs. Ryota Hama, Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazumi Kikuta
Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Yuya Aoki vs. Tatsumi Fujinami, Daichi Hashimoto & Yasufumi Nakanoue
Yokohama Cultural Gynmasium
Deathmatch: Ryuji Ito, Abdullah Kobayashi, Jaki Numazawa and Takashi Sasaki vs. Masaya Takahashi, Toshiyuki Sakuda, Yuki Ishikawa and Shunma Katsumata
Tokyo Deathmatch Carnival Vol. 2
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
Bunkhouse Brawl: Kenji Fukimoto vs. Tomoya Hirata
UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship: Yuya Sasumi vs. Kamui
Deathmatch: Takashi Sasaki vs. Daisuke Masaoka
KFC Tag Team Titles, Hardcore Match: Violento Jack and Mammoth Sasaki vs. Minoru Fujita and Rina Yamashida
KFC Title Match, Deathmatch: Toru Sugiura vs. Jun Kasai