Pro-Wrestling Basara
Founded2015
Style
HeadquartersShinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Founder(s)Isami Kodaka
Owner(s)Isami Kodaka
Websitewww.basarapw.com

Pro-Wrestling Basara (プロレスリングBASARA, Puroresuringu Basara) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion based in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.[1][2] The promotion was founded in 2015 as a sub-brand of DDT Pro-Wrestling and was essentially a relaunch of Union Pro Wrestling, acquired by DDT in 2005.[3] On January 1, 2020, Basara became an independent promotion.[4]

History

Basara in DDT (2015–2019)

Having been active between 1993 and 1995, Union Pro Wrestling (UPW) was revived by DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT) in 2005, with shows headlined by Poison Sawada, Shuji Ishikawa and Isami Kodaka.[5] On October 4, 2015, UPW held its last show, celebrating its 10th anniversary.[6] On October 7, Kodaka announced the formation of a new promotion that would replace UPW, named Pro-Wrestling Basara.[3] The name "Basara" reads either as "eccentricity" (婆娑羅) or "Vajra" (伐折羅) and, according to Kodaka, relates back to the kabukimono which were gangs of samurai who dressed in flamboyant clothing and donned uncommon hairstyles. Basara was founded to "do something rebellious against the new, flashy style of wrestling".[3][7] The Union Max Championship, formerly the top prize in Union Pro, was kept to be contested as the only singles championship in Basara.[8]

Independence (2020–present)

On June 11, 2019, it was announced Basara would be splitting up from DDT and become an independent company starting January 1, 2020.[9][4] In October 2019, the third edition of the annual "Iron Fist Tag Tournament" led to the creation of Basara's first tag team championship, the Iron Fist Tag Team Championship.[10] Since its independence, Basara has had partnerships with other Japanese promotions such as Dove Pro Wrestling[11] or Darkness Pro-Wrestling Organization 666,[12] and has used the UWA World Trios Championship as its trios title along with Big Japan Pro Wrestling.

Roster

Isami Kodaka

As of 2021, there are three central units in Basara:

Ring name Real name Unit [13] Notes
Daichi Kazato [ja][14] Daichi Kazato Asian Kung Fu Revolution
Daiki Shimomura[15] Unknown Sento Minzoku
Fuma [ja][16] Hiroo Tsumaki Asian Kung Fu Revolution
Fuminori Abe[17] Fuminori Abe Main Unit
Gouma [ja][18] Ken'ichirō Kawabe Main Unit
Isami Kodaka[19] Unknown Sento Minzoku
Lil Kraken[20] Unknown Main Unit
Masato Kamino [ja][21] Unknown Main Unit
Ryota Nakatsu[22] Unknown Sparky Union Max Champion
Ryuichi Sekine[23] Undisclosed Sento Minzoku
Sagat[24] Hiroshi Sagawa Sparky
Takato Nakano [ja][25] Unknown Main Unit
Takumi Tsukamoto[26] Takumi Tsukamoto Main Unit
Tetsuo Usui [ja][27] Tetsuo Usui Main Unit
Trans-Am★Hiroshi[28] Hiroshi Fukuda Asian Kung Fu Revolution
Yusuke Kubo [ja][29] Yusuke Kubo Asian Kung Fu Revolution

Championships

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Successful
defenses
Location Notes Ref.
Union Max Championship
Ryota Nakatsu 2 October 24, 2021 48+ 1 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Takumi Tsukamoto at Basara 173: Futō Fukutsu. [8]
Iron Fist Tag Team Championship

Speed Of Sounds
(Tsutomu Oosugi and Banana Senga)
2 October 24, 2021 48+ 1 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Astronauts (Fuminori Abe and Takuya Nomura) at Basara 173: Futō Fukutsu. [30]
UWA World Trios Championship


Aagan Iisou
(Toru Owashi, Shuji Kondo and Takuya Sugawara)
1
(6, 3, 4)
October 24, 2021 48+ 0 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Sento Minzoku (Isami Kodaka, Minoru Fujita and Daiki Shimomura) at Basara 173: Futō Fukutsu.
The title is also recognized by Big Japan Pro Wrestling.
[31]

Tournaments

Accomplishment Last winner(s) Date won Location Notes
Heaven Summit: Itadaki Ryota Nakatsu July 7, 2021 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Sagat in the tournament final.
Iron Fist Tag Tournament Sento Minzoku
(Daiki Shimomura and Isami Kodaka)
December 22, 2020 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Sparky (Ryota Nakatsu and Sagat) in the tournament final.

Broadcaster

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ Asian Kung Fu Revolution (Japanese: アジアン・カンフー・レボリューション, Hepburn: Ajian Kanfū Reboryūshon)
  2. ^ Sento Minzoku (Japanese: 戦闘民族, Hepburn: Sentō Minzoku, lit. "Battle People")
  3. ^ Sparky (Japanese: スパーキー, Hepburn: Supākī)

Footnotes

  1. ^ プロレスリングBASARA. Nico Nico Pedia (in Japanese). Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  2. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Pro Wrestling BASARA (BASARA)". Cagematch.net. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c ユニオンプロレス解散を受けて、イサミがFUMAや福田らと新団体「プロレスリングBASARA」旗揚げを発表!諸橋やチェリーはDDT所属に. Battle-News.com. October 7, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Dark Angelita (January 9, 2020). "BASARA: «Basara 115 – Shinra Bansho» El último paso a la independencia". Superluchas.com (in Spanish). Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "Union Pro Wrestling Timeline". Dramatic DDT. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  6. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Pro Wrestling BASARA (BASARA)". Cagematch.net. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  7. ^ cweaver1025 (November 6, 2019). "A Beginners Guide to Pro Wrestling BASARA". Pro Wrestling BASARA English Update. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  8. ^ a b ユニオンMAX選手権. Extreme Party (in Japanese). Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  9. ^ 【DDT】「BASARA」が独立発表 高木社長は木高にエール. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). June 6, 2019. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  10. ^ Dark Angelita (October 4, 2019). "BASARA: Se anuncia el "Iron Fist Tag Tournament 2019"". Superluchas.com (in Spanish). Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  11. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "BASARA/Dove Pro Respect". Cagematch.net. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  12. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "666/BASARA Joint One Match Show". Cagematch.net. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  13. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 選手紹介. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  14. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 風戸大智. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  15. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 下村大樹. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  16. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. FUMA. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  17. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 阿部史典. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  18. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 竜剛馬. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  19. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 木髙イサミ. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  20. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. リル・クラーケン. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 4, 2021.
  21. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 神野聖人. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  22. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 中津良太. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  23. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 関根龍一. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  24. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. SAGAT. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  25. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 中野貴人. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  26. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 塚本拓海. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  27. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 薄井鉄央. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  28. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. トランザム★ヒロシ. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  29. ^ Pro-Wrestling Basara. 久保佑允. basarapw.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  30. ^ アイアンフィストタッグ選手権. Extreme Party (in Japanese). Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  31. ^ UWA世界6人タッグ選手権. Extreme Party (in Japanese). Retrieved November 18, 2021.