BIG JAPAN PROWRESTLING

Mar/07,2011

In this review, we will look at Takashi Sasaki vs. Yuko Miyamoto in a, "Construction Site Death Match One Night Carnival" match from March 14, 2007 at Korakuen Hall. Sasaki was defending the BJW Death Match Heavyweight Championship in this match, and this match was a first- not only for Big Japan Pro Wrestling, but for the entire industry as well. In this type of match, fluorescent light tubes are draped over the ropes, and along with that, a scaffold is connected to a corner of the ring, to be used in whatever way the competitors choose. And considering the fact that the athletes of BJW forge forward into the face of danger every time they step into a BJW ring, there was no doubt that the scaffold would come into play.

To start the match off, Sasaki and Miyamoto engaged in chain wrestling. No, that was not a typo. Two wrestlers currently known as deathmatch specialists in the most hardcore promotion in the industry started the match off with a series of classic moves, thus proving that BJW has something for fans of every pro-wrestling genre, including technical. The hardcore element came into play when, after delivering a sole kick to Miyamoto's midsection, Sasaki attempted to irish whip him into light tubes that were draped over the ropes. Miyamoto did a reversal, Sasaki put on the breaks, ducked a running clothesline attempt, and when he turned around, was smashed over the head with a light tube that Miyamoto had quickly grabbed while Sasaki's back was turned.

Miyamoto then hit Sasaki with a dropkick, sending him crashing into light tubes that were draped over the ropes behind him, exploding them. Sasaki fell to the mat, and began to bleed from the left eye area at this point. Miyamato brought Sasaki to his feet, and went for an irish whip, which was reversed by Sasaki. Miyamoto came off the ropes with a flying shoulder block, which sent Sasaki down to the mat and rolling out of the ring to the floor to recover. Miyamoto however, had a different idea in mind. When Sasaki got back to his feet, Miyamoto flew out of the ring towards him a suicide senton, sending Sasaki back onto the floor.

Miyamoto stomped on Sasaki's head, delivered an elbow smash to the back, and then threw him back into the ring, where Miyamoto delivered more stomps. He then irish whipped Sasaki into a corner, grabbed a light tube & charged towards him, and delivered two high knees to Sasaki's midsection, holding the light tube horizontally across his knees. The light tube exploded into Sasaki's midsection, and when he staggered out of the corner, Miyamoto sent Sasaki to the mat with a single leg takedown, did a floatover and hooked the leg for a cover, only getting a two-count. Staying on him as he got back to his feet, Miyamoto hit Sasaki with forearm shots to the back and back of the neck. Miyamoto then bounced off the ropes to continue the assault, but Sasaki caught him in a fallaway slam position, and then rammed him into light tubes that were draped over the ropes, which exploded upon impact.

Sasaki then irish whipped Miyamoto into light tubes that were draped over the ropes on the other side of the ring. Once again, the sound of exploding light tubes could be heard, and he then fell to the mat. Maintaining control over the match, Sasaki delivered a stomp to Miyamoto's head, grabbed a light tube, and smashed it over Miyamoto's head as he brought himself to one knee. As Miyamoto rolled around on the mat disoriented, Sasaki came over to Miyamoto with another light tube, placed him in a sitting position, and bashed Miyamoto over the head once again.

With Miyamoto now on the mat, Sasaki delivered a knee drop to his ribs, and Miyamoto then rolled out of the ring to the floor. Sasaki followed him to the outside, and rolled him back into the ring. Miyamoto's face was now covered with blood, and Sasaki was still bleeding as well. But unlike what is often seen in the pro-wrestling industry currently, the match was not paused, which would have killed the momentum of the match. In true BJW death match fashion, the match continued. Sasaki stomped on Miyamoto's head. He then brought Miyamoto to his feet, irish whipped him into a corner, and followed Miyamoto with a corner elbow shot. Miyamoto slumped down, and Sasaki roundhouse kicked seven consecutive light tubes into Miyamoto's chest.

Sasaki kicked Miyamoto in the face, and when he was finally able to make it back to this feet, the two men traded forearm shots. When Miyamoto gained the upper hand, he rebounded off the ropes but ran into a sole kick from Sasaki. Wanting to stay in control, Sasaki rebounded off the ropes to hit Miyamoto with a single leg running dropkick, but Miyamoto moved out of the way at the last second. As Sasaki got back to his feet, Miyamoto quickly grabbed a light tube and charged towards Sasaki with it. As Miyamoto swung the light tube, Sasaki ducked out of the way of it, and when Miyamoto turned around, Sasaki roudnhouse kicked the light tube into Miyamoto's chest, with explosive results.

Sasaki then rebounded off the ropes, but Miyamoto caught Sasaki in a belly-to-belly suplex. He stood up and brought Sasaki to his feet, and they began trading forearm shots again. Sasaki suddenly changed his gameplan, rocking Miyamoto with two roundhouse kicks to the chest. When he went for a shoot kick to the side of Miyamoto's head, Miyamoto caught Sasaki's leg and countered with an Exploder suplex. A, "Construction Site" match wouldn't be complete without constuction site signs, and there were a number of them attached to the scaffold. Miyamoto removed one and smashed it over Sasaki's head twice when he got back to his feet, sending Sasaki down to the mat once again.

Miyamoto climbed to the top turnbuckle, and when Sasaki got back to his feet, Miyamoto nailed him with a flying dropkick. Miyamonto then went for a cover, but only managed to get a two-count. Staying in control, he irish whipped Sasaki into a corner, and followed with a corner elbow shot. Miyamoto then set Sasaki onto the top turnbuckle, and sent him falling to the mat with a hurricanrana off the top rope. Miyamoto then brought Sasaki to his feet and sent him to the mat with a German suplex, only getting a two-count once again.

Miyamoto then grabbed a bundle of 5 light tubes, and climbed to the top of the scaffold. Sasaki met him on the other side of the scaffold however, and after Miyamoto hit Sasaki with a forearm to the back of his head as he attempted to stand up, they began trading forearm chops, until Miyamoto stopped Sakasi with a kick to the stomach. As he knelt trying to catch his breath, Miyamoto smashed the bundle of light tubes over Sasaki's head, kicked him in the head, and then delivered two elbow smashes to the head, which sent Sasaki falling off the scaffold to the mat below.

Wanting to finish off Sasaki, Miyamoto jumped down from the scaffold and delivered a diving double foot stomp onto his ribs. Miyamoto went for the cover, but was only able to get a two-count. Frustrated that Sasaki kicked out, Miyamoto then stood and dragged Sasaki to his feet. However, Sasaki surprised Miyamoto from out of nowhere with a high angle belly to back suplex. Both men slowly got back to their feet, then Sasaki kicked Miyamoto in the stomach before delivering a vertical suplex. When Miyamoto staggered to a standing position, Sasaki hit him with a clothesline to send him back to the mat, but Miyamoto didn't stay down. Sasaki clotheslined him again, with the same result. When Sasaki went for the move for a third time, Miyamoto blocked it, and slapped Sasaki hard enough to turn him around. Miyamoto then went for a German suplex, but Sasaki escaped and delivered a German suplex of his own. Miyamoto went with the momentum of the move and landed on his feet. Miyamoto then attempted to clothesline Sasaki, but he ducked and delivered a kick to the stomach. Sasaki then irish whipped Miyamoto into a corner, but Miyamoto exploded out of it with a lariat.

Miyamoto went on to deliver his sitout side powerslam, "Yankee Driver" finisher. Miyamoto wasn't done however, as he sat up two chairs, placed a bundle of five light tubes across them, and attempted to suplerplex Sasaki through the light tubes. However, Sasaki punched his way out the attempt with kidney punches and forearms to the back. Sasaki then attempted to sunset flip powerbomb Miyamoto through the light tubes, but Miyamoto held onto the top rope and then escaped the attempt with punches to Sasaki's head. After delivering shoulder blocks to his gut, Miyamoto climbed to the top rope and appeared to be preparing to give Sasaki another hurricanrana off the top rope, but Sasaki quickly jumped down from the top turnbuckle, and sent Miyamoto crashing through the light tubes with an elevated powerbomb. For a bit of irony, keep in mind that the chair/light tube setup was something Miyamoto had put into place himself.

Ready to end the match, Sasaki hit Miyamoto with a clothesline that turned him inside out and went for cover, but Miyamoto narrowly kicked out at two. Staying on him, Sasaki brought Miyamoto to one knee, struck him a shoot kick to the side of the head, followed by a savate kick flush into Miyamoto's face. Sasaki then put him down with a shining wizard. Sasaki went for the cover, but Miyamoto kicked out only a moment before the referee could make the three-count. Staying on Miyamoto, Sasaki brought him to his feet and hit Miyamoto with a falling powerbomb, and then held him in a prawn hold. Miyamoto narrowly escaped before a three-count could be a made.

When Miyamoto began to stir, Sasaki kicked Miyamoto in the stomach, and with him in a sitting position, placed a bundle of light tubes against Miyamoto's chest. When
Sasaki went for a shoot kick towards Miyamoto's chest, Miyamoto laid on the mat, dodging the kick, did a kip-up, and then caught Sasaki in a hurricanrana pin, which he escaped a second before the referee's hand could slap the mat for a third time. When both men got back to their feet, Sasaki attempted to hit Miyamoto with a savate kick. Miyamoto caught Sasaki's leg and countered with his, "Yankee Driver" finisher onto the bundle of light tubes that Sasaki tried to bring into play earlier.

With Sasaki sprawled out on top of the now-broken light tubes, an exhausted Miyamoto slowly went for the cover. It was a bit too slow however, as those extra few seconds gave Sasaki time to recover enough to lift his left shoulder a moment before a three-count could be rendered. Sasaki and Miyamoto slowly got back to their feet, and they began trading elbow and forearm shots to the face, until Miyamoto began gaining an upper hand and then rocked Sasaki with spinning heel kick to the side of the face. Miyamoto then charged at him for a clothesline, but Sasaki moved out of the way and caught Miyamoto in a full nelson suplex, almost getting a three-count.

Sasaki stood up, and after signaling to the crowd that he was going to finish Miyamoto off, picked him up and appeared to be positioning Miyamoto for a, "Yankee Driver" of his own. However, Miyamoto slipped out of Sasaki's grasp, ducked a clothesline attempt from him, and then did a handspring (his back crashing into light tubes), using the momentum to leap backwards and hit Sasaki with a back elbow smash. Miyamoto then carried him over to a corner of the ring, press slammed him to the mat, and delivered a phoenix senton.

Intending to make sure that Sasaki wouldn't escape his next pin attempt, Miyamoto went one step further. One of the moves that he is best known for is his moonsault, and it is considered one of the best in the industry. Some fans say that Miyamoto stays in the air for so long, that gravity seems to to stop. He grabbed a bundle of light tubes, and performed a moonsault while holding onto them. The light tubes exploded into both men, and Miyamoto then went for the cover. However, the tougher a death match is, the harder Sasaki fights, which he proved by lifting a shoulder off the mat before a three-count could be made.

With one of Miyamoto's signature moves not being enough at this stage of the match, he knew that he would have to take this match to a more extreme level. Miyamoto carried Sasakai over to the corner of the ring where the scaffold was located, press slammed him, and climbed to the top of the scaffold, where he moonsaulted off onto Sasaki! Although the move no doubt hurt Sasaki, it apparently also hurt Miyamoto, as he lied on the mat holding his ribs for a few moments. Miyamoto slowly made his way over to Sasaki and made a weak cover, which enabled Sasaki to kick out at two.

It was apparent that no matter what Miyamoto dished out, as long as Sasaki still had breath in his body, the match was going to continue. Miyamoto, still feeling the effects from his moonsault spot, rolled out of ring and pulled out a table from underneath it. He set it up in the corner of the ring where the scaffold was located, placed Sasaki on top of it, and once again made an ascension to the top of the scaffold. As Miyamoto reached the top however, Sasaki got off the table, climbed up to the top of the scaffold, and took control with elbow shots to Miyamoto's head. Sasaki attempted to powerbomb him off the scaffold, but Miyamoto shifted his weight to prevent that from happening, escaped Sasaki's grasp, and hit him with a forearm shot. What happened next indeed was one of the biggest moves of the night. Miyamoto attempted to give Sasaki his, "Yankee Driver" off the scaffold, Sasaki escaped with punches to Miyamoto's head, and then gave Miyamoto his, "Avalanche D-Geist" finisher off the scaffold and through the table below.

As Miyamoto lied motionless and Sasaki held his left leg in pain, anyone who specializes in the human anatomy would have likely opined that the match was over. When Sasaki saw that Miyamoto was not moving, he crawled over and covered Miyamoto for what was expected to an elementary pinfall. But to everyone's shock, Miyamoto kicked out at two! Sasaki grabbed a bundle of light tubes, pulled Miyamoto up (who was like dead weight) into a sitting position, and laid the bundle up against his head and neck. Sasaki then shoot kicked the bundle, exploding the light tubes into Miyamoto's head, who then lied down on the mat.

Sasaki went for the cover. The match would have been over for most competitors, but not Miyamoto, who kicked out at two. Sasaki was enraged, and determined to keep Miyamoto down. He placed another bundle of light tubes in the center of the ring, picked up Miyamoto, and delivered his, "D-Geist" finisher onto the light tubes. Sasaki went for the cover once more, and finally, after an exciting and gruelling match filled with near pinfalls and hardcore action that kept the fans on their edges of their seats, the three-count was made, and Sasaki had successfully defended the BJW Death Match Heavyweight Championship.

Don't wait, visit the Big Japan Shop right now to order the BJW Death Match Heavyweight Championship Bouts DVD Set! Not only will you see Takashi Sasaki vs. Yuko Miyamoto, but you will also see two DVDs worth of other incredible matches that will show why the BJW Death Match Heavyweight Championship is the most prestigious belt in hardcore wrestling. The matches will feature Ryuji Ito, Jaki Numazawa, Abdullah Kobayashi, Shadow WX, and many more!

Harold Williams
http://www.myspace.com/haroldwilliams
posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 00:54 | BJW BOUT REVIEWS

Jan/30,2011

Craig Classic vs Munenori Sawa March 6, 2011 Zero One Ryogoku Tokyo Japan

It is our pleasure to announce that Craig Classic, who made his debut in Japan with BJW Big Japan Pro Wrestling and is the reigning NWA World Jr. Heavyweight champion and will defend his belt in Japan on March 6, 2011 at Pro Wrestling Zero-One's 10th Anniversary extravaganza in the 13,000 seat Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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BJW-USA, Big Japan Shop, and all of Craig's Japanese sponsor companies wish him the best of luck in what will no doubt be the best bout of the evening. Check out the great card Puroresu 01 put together for their anniversary. BJW had a great card for their 15th anniversary last year, and it looks like Zero One also has a star studded card with some potentially awesome matches.

The official details from Craig Classic's official Facebook page:

Pro Wrestling Zero-One
ZERO1 10th Anniversary

Tokyo, Japan
March 6th, 2011
Ryogoku Kokugikan

FIGHT CARD

Single Match

Shinjiro Otani (ZERO1) vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (Takayama Hall)

Single Match

Ikuto Hidaka (ZERO1) vs. Takafumi Ito (PANCRASE-ism)

Destruction Prince Daichi Hashimoto Debut Match

Masahiro Chono (ARISTRIST) vs. Daichi Hashimoto (ZERO1)

Single Match

Masato Tanaka (ZERO1) vs. Yuji Nagata (NJPW)

NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Title

Single Match

Craig Classic (NWA) vs. Munenori Sawa (BattlArts)

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posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 22:06 | BJW NEWS

Jan/09,2011

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BJW Jaki Numazawa and Masashi Takeda to invade CZW at 2011 Tournament of Death X

BJW and CZW have confirmed that Big Japan Pro Wrestling extreme Japanese hardcore death match superstars The Black Angel "Kokutenshi" Jaki Numazawa and up and coming young blood Masashi Takeda are heading to the US. On June 25, 2011 these B.J.W. deathmatch pro wrestlers will do battle with the best that CZW has to offer.

Keep checking back with us here and the good folks at Combat Zone Wrestling for more details as they unfold. 2011 looks to be a great year for hardcore death match pro wrestling around the world!!!

CZW Official Site: http://www.czwrestling.com/

BJW English Site: http://bjw-usa.com/

Big Japan Shop & BJW English Site TWITTER: http://twitter.com/BigJapanShop
posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 19:18 | BJW NEWS
Mr. Danger Mitsuhiro Matsunaga vs Kendo Nakasaki
YOKOHAMA AMAZON RIVER PIRANHA DEATH MATCH
http://www.bigjapanshop.com/blood-amp-death-history-bjw-dvd-box-set.html
Special Bout Review for BJW by Harold Williams c2011
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In this review, we will look at Kendo Nagasaki vs. Mr. Danger Mitsuhiro Matsunaga from August 19, 1996 in a, "Yokohama Amazon River Piranha Deathmatch". Hardcore wrestling and controversy tend to go hand in hand. Moments that shock the pro-wrestling industry, while also being innovative and setting the bar. This match was a great example of that. Barbed wire boards were placed in the corners of the ring, and in the middle of it- a tank containing piranhas. The winner would be the wrestler who was able to hold their opponent in the tank for ten seconds. It was a specialty match that had never previously been done, nor had ever been conceived.

The ironic aspect of this match is that even though the central part of it was the piranha tank and mere mention of it is enough to paint a nightmarish image in one's mind, it was only a small part of this match. There were many exciting deathmatch spots during this match, which the piranha tank played no part in. The piranha tank was merely a bonus aspect to an already exhilarating match. The two wrestlers who participated in this match were two talents who are not just recognized for their matches in BJW, but outside of it as well. Nagasaki wrestled in WCW using the name, "The Dragonmaster" before his involvement with BJW. Matsunaga wrestled in ECW before coming to BJW.

At the start of the match, Nagasaki and Matsunaga circled each other, glancing down at the piranhas that awaited their unfortunate victim. Nagasaki gained an early advantage by kicking Matsunaga in the stomach after feigning a locking attempt, and then placing him in a side headlock. After unsuccessfully attempting to break out of it, Matsunaga managed to make his way into the ropes, and Nagasaki then broke the hold. Matsunaga then came at Nagasaki with roundhouse and shoot kicks, battering him to a corner. Once Nagasaki was sitting on the mat, Matsunaga delivered a stomp to his back, and then stood on the second rope to stomp on his head and corner foot choke him.

When Nagasaki was able to escape the corner, he hit Matsunaga with kicks of his own to Matsunaga's leg, dropping him to the mat. After hitting Matsunaga with a couple of stomps, Nagasaki picked him up from the mat and brought him over to the piranha tank. As Nagasaki tried to force Matsunaga into it, Matsunaga held on to the top of the tank. Nagasaki eventually let go of him, and kicked Matsunaga in the ribs. Once he got back to his feet, Nagasaki sent him back to the mat again by hitting him with a kick to the chest and a forearm to the back. Nagasaki then continued with kicks to Matsunaga's chest and head, and a knee to the side of his head.

Nagasaki then stood Matsunaga up, placed a hammerlock on him, and led him towards one of the barbed wire boards. Matsunaga placed one of his feet up against the board to prevent Nagasaki from bringing him closer to it. When Matsunaga eventually removed his foot so that he could hit Nagasaki with knees to the right arm in attempt to break the
hammerlock, Nagasaki let him go and nailed him with two forearms. Matsunaga fell backwards into the barbed wire board and immediately felt pain from the sharp wire digging into him.

Nagasaki began pushing Matsunaga further into the wire with his hands, and then with his foot, until the board began to break into two pieces. Matsunaga fell to the mat in a sitting position, one half of the board under him, and the other half on top of him. Nagasaki stood on top of the board, putting Matsunaga in an excruciating barbed wire sandwich.
After Nagasaki got off the board and Matsunaga was finally able to remove himself from the mess of barbed wire, Nagasaki continued his assault with stomps to Matsunaga's left arm and back, and then slapped on a leg lock. In a true display of integrating psychology in such a unique deathmatch, the leg lock wasn't being used as a submission, it was instead being used to weaken him, so that when Nagasaki would attempt to hold Matsunaga in the piranha tank, it would be more difficult for him to resist going in. The legs represent 60 percent of the human body's strength.

After releasing the hold, Nagasaki gave Matsunaga a stomp to the back, brought him to his feet, and led him over to the piranha tank. Eyes filled with fear, Matsunaga grabbed hold of the top of the tank, jumped over it, and rolled out of harm's way. Not wanting him to have even a moment to catch his breath, Nagasaki followed Matsunaga, brought him to his feet, and pushed him back first into a barbed wire board. Matsunaga made a comeback by raking Nagasaki's eyes twice, hitting him with a standing axe kick (which was amazing, considering the fact Nagasaki was still standing at the time and is the taller of the two), and a series of shoot kicks.

Feeling that Nagasaki was now sufficiently weakened enough, Matsunaga brought him over to the piranha tank. Despite his resistance, Matsunaga managed to force the the top of Nagasaki's head into the water, but only for a few seconds. Nonetheless, it was enough time to scare Nagasaki back into action, as he escaped from Matsunaga's grasp with a forearm shot to the back. Nagasaki then tossed Matsunaga through the second rope out to the floor. Nagasaki followed Matsunaga to the outside, threw him into a chair in the front row, and then threw 3 chairs (that connected to each other), on top of Matsunaga. The middle chair struck him on top of his head, opening a cut.

After bringing Matsunaga back into the ring, Nagasaki attempted to push him into the piranha tank again. As Matsunaga's head was forced downward towards the water, blood from his cut poured into it. Piranhas sense blood in water, and when they do, they tend to attack the larger animal- which would not be a good situation for Matsunaga to be in. Although Nagasaki was able to put Matsunaga head into the water a number of times, he wasn't able to keep it there for ten seconds. Nagasaki eventually let Matsunaga go, who fell to the mat.

Nagasaki continued his assault with a stomp to Matsunaga's back, and then stood him up to deliver a punch to the back that sent Matsunaga out of the ring. Nagasaki followed him to the outside, but was met with a series of kicks to the chest and stomach. Matsunaga then picked up a barbed wire board that was on the floor, and bashed Nagasaki over the head with it. Matsunaga then threw the board on top of Nagasaki and jumped on top of it, pressing the sharp wire into him. Matsunaga made further use of the board by placing the edge of it against Nagasaki's neck and choking him with it.

Keeping the momentum, Matsunaga brought Nagasaki to his feet and rammed him into a ringpost, shoulder first. Matsunaga went on to ram Nagasaki's head into a ringside table, followed by delivering a chairshot to the back, sending him to the floor. When Nagasaki got back to his feet, Matsunaga delivered a roundhouse kick, but Nagasaki returned with a kick of his own, a chop to Matsunaga's chest, and then threw him down headfirst onto the leg of a table that was lying on it's side. Nagasaki followed up by picking up the table and throwing it down on top of Matsunaga, who was lying face down on the floor.

Staying in control, Nagasaki picked up the same chair that he had been hit with moments earlier, and whacked Matsunaga in the back with it twice, causing him to writhe on the floor in pain. Nagasaki went on to bring Matsunaga to his feet and throw him into rows of empty chairs (many fans in attendance had left their seats in an effort to get out of the way of the heated brawl), and then picked up the table and hurled it at Matsunaga's head as he tried to get back to his feet, which made contact with a loud crack. As more blood began to flow from Matsunaga's cut, Nagasaki then threw 3 connected chairs onto Matsunaga. The referee attempted to intervene at this point, as it was apparent that Nagasaki didn't plan on taking the match back into the squared circle. Ignoring the referee, he began leaning his 260 pound frame into the chairs, adding pressing onto Matsunaga.

Finally heeding the referee's instruction, Nagasaki reentered the ring. However, he brought the chair that he had been using earlier into the ring with him. When the bloody Matsunaga finally crawled into the ring, he was met with a chairshot to the back, and when he attempted to make it to his feet, was hit with a chairshot to the head, which landed him on his back. Matsunaga then rolled out of the ring to recover from the onslaught. Nagasaki grabbed a barbed wire board that was in a corner of the ring and put it on top of the piranha tank, barbed wire side up. He then pulled Matsunaga into the ring, kicked him in the chest, and then pressed his body onto the wire, the edges piercing Matsunaga's stomach and chest as he yelled in pain. This was very innovative on Nagasaki's part, seeing the tank as being useful for more than just the piranhas that it contained.

Nagasaki went on to remove Matsunaga from the barbed wire board and kicked him in the face, but Matsunaga returned with kicks of his own to Nagasaki's chest and back, sending him to the mat. Matsunaga then maintained his momentum by stomping on Nagasaki's head. Still in control, Matsunaga brought Nagasaki to his feet and rammed him headfirst into the barbed wire board that was still on top of the piranha tank, and then nailed him in the back with roundhouse and axe kicks, followed by shoot kicks to the chest. With Nagasaki now slumped in a corner, Matsunaga, ready to finish him off, uncovered the piranha tank, brought Nagasaki over, and tried to force him into it. However, Nagasaki held on to the top of the tank, and kept his legs draped over it as well. Matsunaga eventually let him go and hit him in the back with an axe kick.

Nagasaki appeared to become desperate at this point, reaching into the piranha tank and splashing water at Matsunaga, but he began to mount a decent defense after Matsunaga punched him in the head. Nagasaki delivered a kick to the stomach and a chop to the chest, leading to the two men trading forearm shots. Nagasaki gained the upper hand and tried to toss Matsunaga over the top rope, to no avail. Matsunaga fell to the mat and rolled onto the apron, where Nagasaki stomped on his head three times, sending him to the floor.

Nagasaki followed Matsunaga to the outside, and threw him back into the ring. Nagasaki then bodyslammed Matsunaga to the mat, picked up a barbed wire board, and delivered a big splash, holding the board in front of him, wire side facing outward. Ready to finish Matsunaga off, Nagasaki picked him up from the mat and delivered a powerbomb, holding Matsunaga in a prawn hold for a few moments. Nagasaki then hit Matsunaga with a jumping piledriver, before bringing him to his feet forcing him all the way into the piranha tank. The piranhas went into a frenzy, and the bell rang, signaling Nagasaki as being the winner. Matsunaga was in obvious pain, and when he was finally able to escape, it could be seen that although Matsunaga was in the tank for mere seconds, the piranhas had enough time to chew a bleeding hole in his chest.

Don't wait, visit the Big Japan Shop right now to order the Blood & Death History BJW DVD Box Set! Not only will you see Kendo Nagasaki vs Mr. Danger Mitsuhiro Matsunaga, but you will also see 37 other unbelievable matches featuring other Kings of the Deathmatch, such as Ryuji Ito, Daisuke Sekimoto, Jaki Numazawa, Abdullah Kobayashi, Shadow WX, and many more!

Harold Williams
http://www.myspace.com/haroldwilliams
posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 15:43 | BJW BOUT REVIEWS

Dec/29,2010

Kitakyushu based vocalist MAKI sang a wonderful rendition of Japan's national anthem Kimigayo at Big Japan Pro Wrestling Hakata Star Lane event in Fukuoka Japan on December 12, 2010. The Japanese National Anthem was sung before the main event featuring Jun Kasai & Kokutenshi Jaki Numazawa vs Masashi Takeda & Isami Kodaka. Currently affiliated with Cocoperi Office, Maki is quickly gaining popularity in Japan. For booking information on booking this singer contact her via http://www.bigjapanshop.com/

posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 22:16 | BJW NEWS
Special Bout Review by Harold Williams for BJW-USA & Big Japan Shop

In this review, we will look at Ryuji Ito & Shuji Ishikawa vs. Masashi
Takeda & Isami Kodaka in a BJW Tag League Series Semi Final from April
28, 2009 in Korakuen Hall. And it wasn't just any semi final match. In
true BJW style, it was a, "Light Tube Death Match"! Light tubes draped
over the ropes, a light tube board at the disposal of the competitors,
bundles of light tubes scattered about- Big Japan Pro-Wrestling
displayed once again what has made them the home of the best in hardcore
wrestling action for over a decade.

With Ito & Ishikawa already in the ring, they didn't have to wait long
for the action to start, as Takeda & Kodaka entered the ring and
attacked before the bell. Light tubes were draped over the ropes, and
Takeda & Kodaka quickly attempted to take advantage of them, as they
irish whipped their opponents towards the ropes. Ito & Ishikawa did a
reversal, Takeda & Kodaka put on the breaks, dodged a rushing attack
from their opponents, and then resumed their assault, knocking them out
of the ring. Takeda & Kodaka then both grabbed a light tube, and
proceeded to smash each other in the head with them, psyching themselves
up for the severely hardcore action that was sure to follow.

As the match continued outside the ring, Kodaka irish whipped Ito
through a row of chairs, while Takeda grabbed hold of a barbed wire
board and placed it on the floor. He attempted to suplex Ishikawa onto
the board, but Ishikawa blocked the move, reversed their positions, and
suplexed Takeda onto the unforgiving barbed wire, following up by raking
the sharp edge of a discarded snack bag across Takeda's eyes, stomping
on his face, and pressing Takeda's forehead against the sharp barbed
wire. Meanwhile, Ito had gained the upper hand in his brawl with Kodaka,
throwing Kodoka into a row of chairs as had been done to him earlier. As
their battle continued in the crowd, Ishikawa brought Takeda over to
ringside. With Takeda laying on the floor after being rammed into a
ringpost headfirst, Ishikawa threw the barbed wire board on top of him
-barbed wire side first- and then jumped on top of the board, digging
the wire deeper into Takeda's flesh.




Ishikawa then rolled Takeda back into the ring, who was bleeding from
his forehead at this point. Ishikawa attempted an irish whip into a
light tube board that was in a corner, but Takedo put on the breaks.
Ishikawa then tried to charge him, but Takeda moved out of the way,
causing Ishikawa to almost run into the board. Takeda atempted a charge
attack of his own, but ran into a knee to the gut by Ishikawa, sending
him to the mat. Ishikawa followed-up with another irish whip attempt,
and this time it was successful. Takeda flipped and hit the board back
first, smashing two of the light tubes. As he rolled around on the mat
in pain, Ito tagged in to continue the assault. He irish whipped Takeda
into light tubes that were draped over the ropes, exploding them, and
then sent him to the mat with a roundhouse kick to the chest. Ito went
for the cover, only getting a two-count.

While Takeda sat on the mat attempting to regain his breath, Ito placed
two light tubes against his back, and then delivered a roudhouse kick,
exploding the light tubes into Takeda's spine. He went for the cover
again, getting a two-count. Ishikawa then tagged in, and after stomping
on Takeda's already injured back, grabbed two light tubes, placed them
on the mat, and bodyslammed Takeda on top of them. Takeda rolled onto
his stomach, writhing in pain, but Ishikawa didn't let up, placing a
light tube on Takeda back and smashing it with knife hand chops,
following that up with a stomp to Takeda's back.

Ito then tagged back in. When Takeda struggled back up to his feet, he
was greeted by three roundhouse kicks to the chest that sent him back to
the mat, and Ito went for the cover, getting only a two-count. Wanting
Takeda to stay down, Ito then placed three light tubes on the mat,
slammed Takedo onto them, and once again went for the cover. However,
Takeda managed to kick out before a three-count could me made. Ishikawa
tagged in, grabbed a chair from a stack that was in one of the corners,
and smashed it across the back of Takeda. He then sat up two more
chairs, placed a bundle of five light tubes across them, and attempted
to suplex Takeda through the light tubes. Takeda blocked the attempt,
reversed their positions, and went for the same move. Ishikawa blocked
it, delivered knees to Takeda's stomach & chest, and took a few steps
back. He charged towards Takeda, and was met with a releasing northern
lights suplex, sending him crashing through the same light tubes that
Ishikawa himself had set up.

While Ishikawa recovered, Takeda took the opportunity to crawl to his
corner and tag out to Kodaka. Once Ishikawa got to his feet, Kodaka
rocked him with a missle dropkick, but it wasn't enough to put Ishikawa
down. He then hit Ishikawa with a front dropkick to the left leg, which
did put him down. Proving that BJW features the best hardcore talents in
the industry, Kodaka then displayed ring psychology by following up on
his leg attack with a dragon screw legwhip. Kodoka then climbed to the
top turnbuckle and attempted a cross body block, but he was caught by
Ishikawa, who went on to smash Kodaka back first into light tubes that
were draped over the ropes, and then hit him with a fallaway slam.
Wanting to continue working on the back, Ishikawa irish whipped Kodaka
into a corner, and then charged towards him. Kodaka met him with two
boots to the face, and then tried to deliver a tornado DDT. When he
jumped forward however, Kodaka was unable to swing Ishikawa around, and
was forced into more light tubes back first. He then sent Kodaka to the
mat with a releasing northern lights suplex before going for the cover,
only getting a two-count.

Ito then tagged in, and when Kodaka stood up, hit him in the stomach
with a sole kick. Kodaka bent over in pain, and was promptly hit in the
back with an Ito axe kick. Kodako fell to the mat, and Ito delivered a
running leg drop, which he had a lot of height on. Ito went for the
cover, but was only able to get a two-count. He then slid the light tube
board into position, and northern light suplexed Kodaka onto it, once
again only getting a two-count. Intent on gaining a pinfall over Kodaka,
Ito quickly followed up with a perfect moonsault. It appeared that a
three-count was on it's way, but a bloody & weary Takeda entered the
ring and broke up the pin.

After Ito tossed Takeda out the ring, Kodaka sat up, and Ito placed a
bundle of light tubes against Kodaka's chest. Ito went for a roudhouse
kick, but Kodaka had done his homework, and knew what Ito had planned on
doing. Kodaka laid on the mat, dodging the kick, quickly sprang up while
holding the light tubes and tried bash Ito in the head with them. Ito
blocked the attack, but retaliated with a kick to Ito's gut, and then
successfully made contact with the light tubes onto Ito's head. Kodaka
followed up by putting Ito down with a savate kick and tagging out to
Takeda.

Not hesitating for a moment, Takeda entered the ring and speared Ito as
soon as he got up. After knocking Ishikawa off the apron and irish
whipping Ito into a corner, Takeda charged towards him a bundle of light
tubes. The impact exploded the light tubes into Ito's midsection, but
also injured Takeda's shoulder in the process. Fighting the pain,
Takeda stayed on Ito with a kick, a double axe handle, and elbow
smashes, while Kodaka entered the ring and picked up a barbed wire
board. After irish whipping Ito into a corner, Takeda and Kodaka smashed
the board into Ito, who then collapsed to the mat on his back. Takeda
placed the board on top of the now-prone Ito, and Takeda and Kodaka then
took turns hitting it with chairs, digging the barbed wire deeper into
Ito's skin. Ishikawa entered the ring to help Ito and was confronted by
Kodaka, who tried to give him a double knee facebreaker, but Ishikawa
escaped. However, Takeda then grabbed him from behind and successfully
executed a belly to back suplex, sending Ishikawa on top of the board
that Ito was still under. Kodaka then delivered a baseball slide to
Ishikawa's upper torso to remove him from the ring.

Takeda & Kodaka continued their doubleteam assault by snapmaring Ito to
the mat and hitting him with front dropkicks. They then hooked his legs
and went for a double pin, but Ito kicked out. Ishikawa was now back in
the ring, and was met by a kick to the stomach from Kodaka. He and
Takeda then hit Ishikawa over the head with light tubes, but they had
little effect, as Ishikawa retaliated with a headbutt to Kodaka and a
knee to Takeda's stomach. He then attempted to double-chokeslam both men
to the mat, but they blocked it, kicked Ishikawa in the stomach, and
then rocked him with a double savate kick, followed by a double suplex.

Ishikawa slowly rolled out of the ring, and Takeda & Kodaka returned
their focus to Ito. Takeda bodylsammed him to the mat and left the ring
to make sure that Ishikawa wouldn't get back in. Meanwhile, Kodaka
climbed to the top rope carrying a chair, appearing that he was
preparing to deliver a diving elbow drop while holding the chair
underneath his arm. However, Ishikawa kicked Takeda in the stomach and
nailed him with a foream outside the ring, got up on the apron, and hit
Kodaka in the head with a light tube, stunning him and causing him to
let go of the chair. Ito recovered at this point and climbed to the
second rope, and he and Ishikawa performed an aided superplex- as Ito
superplexed Kodaka, Ishikawa powerbomb Ito to the mat, putting his own
weight behind the move to increase it's impact on Kodaka. It knocked the
wind out of Ito also, but putting one's own body on the line is nothing
new for the no limit warriors of BJW.

As the match continued, Ito utilized moves that he is best known for in
an attempt to finish Kodaka off. Ito hit him a sitout scoop slam
piledriver, placed a set of light tubes on top of him, and launched
himself to deliver his, "Dragon Splash" finisher. However, at the last
moment, Kodaka had lifted his knees and positioned the light tubes on
top of them, so Ito took the entire brunt of the move, the light tubes
exploding upon impact. When Ito slowly stood up, Takeda hit him with a
German suplex, almost getting a three-count. Wanting to make Ito stay
down, Kodaka took things to another level, bringing a ladder into the
ring. He climbed to the top of it, and after Takeda bodyslammed Ito,
Takeda handed Kodaka a bundle of light tubes. Kodaka prepared to leap
off the ladder onto Ito, but Ishikawa entered the ring and shook the
ladder. Kodaka lost his balance, fell off the ladder and crashed on top
of the light tubes, chest & ribs first. When Kadaka sat up, Ishikawa hit
him with a single leg running dropkick, hooked Kodaka's leg and went for
the pin, but Takeda made the save.

Ishikawa tossed Takeda to the outisde and followed him, leaving Ito and
Kodaka in the ring. When Kodaka sat up, Ito placed a set of light tubes
up against his chest, and then hit them with roundhouse kick, exploding
the light tubes into Kodaka's chest. Ito went for the cover, and victory
seemed certain, but Kodaka lifted a shoulder a fraction of a second
before a three-count could be made. Ito was shocked & frustrated. He
then hit Kodaka with a dragon suplex, but Takeda managed to make it back
into the ring in time to break the pin attempt. Ishikawa, who followed
Takeda back into the ring, kicked Takeda in the stomach as he tried to
stand up, and while Takeda knelt over in pain, smashed three light tubes
over his back. Ito placed the ladder on top of Kadaka, and Ishikawa gave
Takeda a Splash Mountain onto the ladder. Takeda rolled away in pain,
and Ito followed up with the, "Dragon Splash" for the win.

Don't wait, visit the Big Japan Shop right now to order BJW Dainichi
Daisen '09 Vol 3
! Not only will you see Ryuji Ito & Shuji Ishikawa vs.
Masashi Takeda & Isami Kodaka, but you will also see: Jun Kasai &
Kokutenshi Jaki Numazawa vs. Masashi Takeda & Isami Kodaka in an, "Iron
Cage Hell Fluorescent Pool of Blood Kigurui Crazy Sonata" match! Yuko
Miyamoto & Takashi Sasaki vs. Masashi Takeda & Isami Kodaka in a, "4
Corners Death Tower Death Match" BJW Tag League Championship Final! Yuko
Miyamoto & Takashi Sasaki vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Masato Tanaka in a BJW
Tag League Semifinal tag match!

Harold Williams
http://www.myspace.com/haroldwilliams
posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 21:45 | BJW BOUT REVIEWS

Jul/08,2010

Craig Classic, the reigning NWA Florida Jr. Heavyweight Champion will be on the card at the September 4, 2010 NWA show in Fort Pierce, Florida. Although not officially released, the card is shaping up to be a great one. Tickets and info should soon be available at Fusion's site:

http://www.prowrestlingfusion.com/tickets/

NWA FLORIDA Presents: LIVE PRO WRESTLING!!!!

Date: Saturday - September 4, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Street:
City/State: Fort Pierce, FL

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FAMILY FRIENDLY LIVE PRO WRESTLING!!!
See pro wrestling superstars from all over the world!!!

BJW fans in the USA are encouraged to catch Craig Classic in action at this big show.
posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 08:13 | BJW NEWS

Jul/04,2010

BJW's Abdullah Kobayashi Kenzan Match at CZW Tournament of Death

This was a wild one! Abdullah Kobayashi was more than over at the CZW Tournament of Death this June 26, 2010. Fans and industry people from around the world gave accolades to the Japanese butcher.

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Lyle C. Williams took some great photos of the entire tournament, but the BJW Abdullah Kobayashi vs CZW Nick Gage match take the cake. Kenzans embedded in the skull!

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The photos in this entry are from Lyle and photos of the entire tournament can be seen at his page:
http://www.lylecwilliams.com/czw2461.html
At the bottom of each page you can click to move on to the next page.
posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 21:58 | BJW NEWS

Jun/01,2010

BJW's Craig Classic defended his NWA Florida Jr. Heavyweight belt against El Phantasmo on April 16, 2010 in Sanford, Florida.



Also check out Big Japan Pro Wrestling video clips from house shows, the BJW dojo, Japan shows at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/BigJapanShop


posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 00:06 | BJW NEWS

Mar/29,2010

BJW YouTube Channel by Big Japan Shop

We've started putting up some clips on our international shop's YouTube channel.

You can check out Big Japan Pro Wrestling and related clips here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/BigJapanShop


posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 00:30 | BJW NEWS

Mar/22,2010

BJW April 1, 2010 Shin Kiba Card Announced

Big Japan Pro Wrestling is proud to announce the card for BJW's April 1st event at Shin Kiba 1st Ring in Tokyo Japan. Doors open at 6:30 PM and gong is at 7:00 PM. Contact Big Japan Shop for assistance with tickets or directions.

MAIN EVENT
BJW Tag Team Tournament Strong Block Semi-Finals
Daisuke Sekimoto & Yoshihito Sasaki
vs
Shuji Ishikawa & Yuji Okabayashi

SINGLE MATCH
Takashi Sasaki vs Ryuichi Kawakami

TAG DEATHMATCH (Format TBA)
Ryuji Ito & Shadow WX
vs
Yuko Miyamoto & Kankuro Hoshino

TAG DEATHMATCH (Format TBA)
Jun Kasai & Kokutenshi Jaki Numazawa
vs
Abdullah Kobayashi & Masashi Takeda

TAG MATCH
Benkei Daikokubo & The Winger
vs
Men's Teioh & Yuichi Taniguchi

SINGLE MATCH
Kazuki Hashimoto vs Takumi Tsukamoto

(Order of bouts TBA)

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Get HAO Figures at Big Japan Shop
posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 23:02 | BJW NEWS

Mar/21,2010

The BJW 15th Anniversary Show is set for May 4, 2010 during Japanese Golden Week at Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan. It is shaping up to be an unreal card, as well. A tag match between Genichiro Tenryu & Yuji Okabayashi versus Daisuke Sekimoto & Yoshihito Sasaki is one confirmed bout. Nick Gage of CZW Combat Zone Wrestling was announced as confirmed . Also on the card are Kamikaze, Masayoshi Motegi, Kazuhiko Matsuzaki, Jun Kasai, Takashi Sasaki, The Winger, Isami Kodaka, Masashi Takeda, and Ryuji Yamakawa. BJW is also bringing back the joshi pro! Aja Kong, Manami Toyota, Gami, Bullfight Sora, and Ariya are confirmed. If you can't get to Japan to see this, definitely get the DVD when it gets released. For information about getting tickets contact Big Japan Shop from their homepage.

BJW DVDs
posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 20:07 | BJW NEWS

Mar/12,2010

NWA Fusion International Stars - BJW Craig Classic Young Lions NJPW Okada

BJW's own Craig Classic is a rising star in the highly regarded and very international NWA Fusion. This photo shows the diversity and international talent currently in the NWA. Craig Classic is seen with the Young Lions from the UK, and Kazuchika Okada of New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Craig Classic BJW NWA Fusion

posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 22:19 | BJW NEWS

Feb/28,2010

February 27, 2010 CCW Jimmy Snuka BSU and BJW

BJW Craig Classic Jimmy Snuka

Craig Classic of Big Japan Pro Wrestling main evented at this event. Photo is of the final match of the evening. Legends like Jimmy Snuka are still active in the pro wrestling world, bringing a new generation of superstars to be.
posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 22:36 | BJW NEWS

Feb/22,2010

BJW Represented at Pro Wrestling Riot

Big Japan Pro Wrestling's very own Craig Classic was a featured wrestler at World Wrestling Network PRO WRESTLING RIOT. The February 21, 2010 event poster is below.

Pro Wrestling Riot
posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 23:09 | BJW NEWS

Feb/17,2010

BJW Gaijin Wrestler Craig Classic Talent To Wrestle In Puerto Rico

Big Japan Pro Wrestling's Craig Classic is set to wrestle for WWR in Puerto Rico in March 2010. REVOLUCION 2010 World Wrestling Revolution looks to be quite an event. Hopefully we'll have photos to put up after his return.

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posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 22:49 | BJW NEWS

Dec/14,2009

BJW Hakata Star Lane Tag Bout December 13, 2009 Video Clip

NWA Fusion Junior Heavyweight Champion CRAIG CLASSIC in a tag bout with young stars of Big Japan Pro Wrestling. This match was held in Hakata Star Lane, venue of legendary bouts of Japanese puroresu history. Craig Classic and Kazuki Hashimoto take on Takumi Tsukamoto and Ryuichi Kawakami.

posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 01:10 | BJW NEWS

Nov/19,2009

BJW is proud to announce that Craig Classic will be representing Big Japan Pro Wrestling both nights at the Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup 2009. Click the poster images for larger image and information on venue, tickets, etc.


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Craig will then be returning for yet another tour with BJW, but this time as the defending NWA Florida Jr. Heavyweight Champion.

posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 22:42 | BJW NEWS

Nov/05,2009

BJW's Craig Classic now NWA Pro Wrestling Fusion Junior Heavyweight Champion

On the Friday night October 30, 2009 in Tampa, Florida, Craig Classic became the fourth NWA Pro Wrestling Fusion Florida Junior Heavyweight Champion by defeating Chris Jones. Jones, who demanded this match take place after being attacked and left laying by Classic on October 17 in Ft. Pierce, Florida, battled to the end but eventually fell victim to the Blue Thunder Driver.

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Chris Jones is going to have to wait for his rematch because Craig Classic was just offered and has accepted another tour of Big Japan Pro Wrestling. This tour will be Craig's 10th tour of Japan since 2006. Upon receiving word of Craig's returning to Japan, he has received offers from multiple wrestling organizations throughout Japan. Craig is planning on taking the Florida Junior Heavyweight Title with him to defend it against any and all junior heavyweights in Japan.

As Champion, Classic now joins Chris Jones and former WCW World Television and Cruiserweight Champion, Prince Iaukea, as the only men to have held the NWA Pro Wrestling Fusion Florida Junior Heavyweight Championship.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbItvxER5es

http://www.pwinsiderxtra.com/ViewArticle.php?id=14852&p=1
posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 19:35 | BJW NEWS

Oct/18,2009

BJW has released the fight card for its upcoming Korakuen Hall event on October 26, 2009. The main event is part of the death match climax series. It is scheduled to be a 200 fluorescent light tube bulbs and weapons three way tag death match. Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka vs Ryuji Ito & Takashi Sasaki vs Jun Kasai & Kokutenshi Jaki Numazawa. Another match of interest is the fourth match which features up and comer Shinya Ishikawa and Yoshihito Sasaki versus Osaka Pro Wrestling's Black Buffalo and Tigers Mask.


posted by Big Japan Prowrestling at 18:17 | BJW NEWS
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