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Friday W4 December 2017
Osaka Athletic Stadium, Kinki
Attendance: 5.000 (sold out)


Double K & Shuzo Utagawa vs Threepwood, Goto & Bright
Six man tag to open the show and two of BCG's top tag teams were involved with a chance for Double K to earn themselves a title shot if they managed to pin either Threepwood or Goto. T-Bone Bright was the one who got pinned in the end though, his somewhat sloppy performance exposing him to a decapitating Lariat from Katou who scored the pin.
In a decent match, Shuzo Utagawa and Double K defeated T-Bone Bright and Threepwood & Goto in 10:03 when Gidayu Katou defeated T-Bone Bright by pinfall with a Lariat.



Diazawa vs Harker & Hadley
Diaz and Takizawa had a chance to showcase their natural chemistry at BCG's 6 Year Anniversary show two weeks earlier, but Harker and Hadley somehow topped that in their first ever match together. Between Harker's wild brawling and Hadley's precision strong style, those two looked like they were engineered to team up and that had them control most of the match, especially near the end where Takizawa's stamina betrayed him and Harker was able to flatten him with a Stump Piledriver.
In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Harker & Hadley defeated Diazawa in 10:27 when Animal Harker defeated Masao Takizawa by pinfall with a Stump Piledriver.



Muscle Blasters vs Partnership of Pain
Chemistry isn't everything in tag team wrestling though and that's what this next match proved, as both teams had plenty of experience with each other on top of them being on the same page anyway, leading to a hard hitting bout that wrapped up the undercard.
In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Partnership Of Pain defeated Muscle Blasters in 9:31 when Giant Brody defeated MUSCLE Serizawa by pinfall with a Single Handed Choke Slam.




BCG Challengers Series title match
Motoyuki Miyake © vs Kyuichi Matsumoto
Not so long ago, Matsumoto stood at the very bottom of the BCG food chain, losing match after match. Few years later, he found himself in his first ever title match against fellow youngster Motoyuki Miyake. Despite a passable performance, Matsumoto seemed to break under the pressure of the big fight and Miyake had little trouble in controlling the match to mark his fifth title defense.
In a decent match, Motoyuki Miyake defeated Kyuichi Matsumoto in 10:45 by pinfall with a Knock Out Kick.
Motoyuki Miyake makes defence number 5 of his BCG Challengers Series title



Three Way Elimination match
Bunrakuken Torii vs Funakoshi vs Ray Snow
Three top level competitors entered the ring for the semi main event, two former BCG World champions and the PGHW battle-hardened Ray Snow who sought to prove a point, hopefully even earn himself a chance to hold the prestigious title as well. Snow's technical style helped pace the match but his in-ring psychology seemed a bit lacking so it was up to Torii and Funakoshi to hold the match together with their hard hitting blows and unyieldable fighting spirit. Funakoshi was the one to come out on top when he hit the Butterfly Backbreaker to eliminate Torii, but the fight up to that point had taken a great toll on his body and he wasn't firing on all cylinders against Snow, who scored a major win for his resume once the final bell rang.
In a bout that had superb wrestling and good heat, Ray Snow defeated Bunrakuken Torii and Funakoshi in an Elimination match in 16:05; the order of elimination was Bunrakuken Torii first, and then Funakoshi.




BCG World title match
Yoshinaka Taku © vs Pavel Vanzycha
Taku and Vanzycha have clashed several times during the recent BCG tours which may have taken some excitement off the live crowd, but they've never faced each other for the top title yet. For all their familiarity, they still paced themselves and spent the better part of the first ten or so minutes testing the waters, well aware of the extended time limit available and the importance of the match that demanded a well thought-out strategy and flawless execution. Vanzycha pushed the young champion to his limits, taking the match past the twenty minute mark, but Taku was relentless in his pursuit of a good Full Nelson hold and once he finally managed to lock it in good, he hit his finisher to win and retain.
In a bout that had superb wrestling and good heat, Yoshinaka Taku defeated Pavel Vanzycha in 21:29 by pinfall with a Full Nelson Bomb.
Yoshinaka Taku makes defence number 1 of his BCG World title.


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I didn’t see this coming back but nonetheless, good show!
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I scrolled down the 2017 End of the Year awards, barely registering who won what. Not like we'd win anything, but if any of the Modern Japan group did, it'd be interesting.

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Wrestler of the Year: Champagne Lover (SOTBPW)
Company of the Year: SOTBPW
Tag Team of the Year: Golden Kings (Pharaoh King & Multimillionario, SOTBPW)
Match of the Year: Yoshimi Musashibo def. Tetsunori Yasuda (PGHW)
Show of the Year: Super Slam (NOTBPW)
Young Wrestler of the Year: Brooke Tyler (Unemployed)
Veteran Wrestler of the Year: Owen Love (NOTBPW)
Female Wrestler of the Year: Fuyuko Higa (5SSW)
Most Improved Company of the Year: PGHW
Independent Wrestler of the Year: Thurston Darcy III (Unemployed)
Manager of the Year: Floyd Goldworthy (TCW)
Announcer of the Year: Peter Michaels (USPW)
Color Commentator of the Year: Emma Chase (SWF)
Referee of the Year: Francis Long (NOTBPW, CGC, CWWF)

"My dear friend, that was an excellent year!"

Maeda was in a good mood. We had a more or less solid roster core by now, a track record of consistently good shows and a bunch of local TV deals. The economy was slowly recovering from the tsunami and he would probably want us to ride that wave, no pun intended.

"It's been two full years since we started implementing your loyalty plan" he said with a smile of satisfaction. "Two years and it paid off already. Plus we haven't lost any fans or gotten into debt, despite the disaster that struck our islands."

"Indeed" I responded, trying to accept the compliment without sounding boastful. "But we have yet to strike a significant blow to our enemies."

"Patience, Kazu-san... What good is a blow if it lacks power behind it?"

I took a moment to decipher whether he was being funny or saying something actually deep. With Maeda's deadpan delivery, you never knew. Sure, we'd avoided a negative balance sheet, but we were still bleeding money, hard. The TV deals brought some exposure and a bit of cash, but we still had to find a new balance between that and the costs of a much heavier show schedule.

"We need to have a war chest that can finance this war," Maeda continued, as if I hadn't gotten his point and needed it explained "or we'll be driving ourselves to extinction faster. I want you to stock up. 2020 should find us debt-free and with a minimum of 250.000 in our accounts."

I nodded and cracked my knuckles, as if I was physically going to wrestle with the finances. Time to turn in some profit...
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Saturday W1 January 2018
Hakodate Athletic Field, Hokkaido

def.
Ray Snow and Logan Diaz defeated Yoshinaka Taku and Masao Takizawa
Finish:
Ray Snow pinned Masao Takizawa after a Spinning Back Fist

def.
Rokuemon Matsushita and Eikichi Itou defeated Pavel Vanzycha and T-Bone Bright
Finish:
Eikichi Itou pinned T-Bone Bright after an Itou Bomb

def.
Harker & Hadley defeated Funakoshi and Jotaro Tanaka
Finish:
Hammer Hadley pinned Jotaro Tanaka after a Lariat

def.
Muscle Blasters defeated Bunrakuken Torii and Shuzo Utagawa
Finish:
Blast Ikoma pinned Shuzo Utagawa after a Northern Lights Bomb
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I didnít see this coming back but nonetheless, good show!
Thanks! Got a bunch of ongoing diaries and life's been hectic, but this one isn't dead unless I put up some notification saying I'm giving up on it.


Saturday W3 January 2018
Yamanashi Athletic Stadium, Chubu

Main Event
BCG Challengers Series title match

Motoyuki Miyake © vs Kiyotaka

Semi-Main Event
Blast Ikoma vs Gidayu Katou

BCG World Tag Team titles match
Threepwood & Goto © vs Partnership of Pain

Bunrakuken Torii & Yoshinaka Taku vs Animal Harker & Ray Snow

Funakoshi & Jotaro Tanaka vs Kyuichi Matsumoto & Shuzo Utagawa

Vanzycha, Serizawa & Itou vs Hadley, Diaz & Takizawa
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Heartening to see how much Pavel Vanzycha and Yoshinaka Taka have grown since the beginning of the year.
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Saturday W3 January 2018
Yamanashi Athletic Stadium, Chubu

Main Event
BCG Challengers Series title match
Motoyuki Miyake © vs Kiyotaka

Semi-Main Event
Blast Ikoma vs Gidayu Katou

BCG World Tag Team titles match
Threepwood & Goto © vs Partnership of Pain

Bunrakuken Torii & Yoshinaka Taku vs Animal Harker & Ray Snow

Funakoshi & Jotaro Tanaka
vs Kyuichi Matsumoto & Shuzo Utagawa

Vanzycha, Serizawa & Itou
vs Hadley, Diaz & Takizawa

Taking the whole left side.
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Heartening to see how much Pavel Vanzycha and Yoshinaka Taka have grown since the beginning of the year.
Taku's growth has been pretty organic and I've enjoyed building him up to essentially replace Blast Ikoma. Vanzycha was a good fit from the start, but a tour with PGHW gave him the fine-tuning and popularity to jump to the main event. Same with Ray Snow, and before them Reynolds, Whitlock etc.

I'm trying a new visual presentation, as you may have noticed. Also some changes to my booking style, but those should be a bit more subtle.
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Saturday W3 January 2018
Yamanashi Athletic Stadium, Chubu
Attendance: 4.862


Pavel Vanzycha, MUSCLE Serizawa & Eikichi Itou vs Hammer Hadley & Diazawa
Standard multi-man undercard match to start the show and warm up the fans, with Vanzycha keeping things together as the only veteran among all the young lions. Since he's the one who usually takes the pins in Muscle Blasters matches, Serizawa regained some much needed credibility here when he scored the pin over the greenest man in this match, Masao Takizawa.
In a decent match, Pavel Vanzycha, MUSCLE Serizawa and Eikichi Itou defeated Hammer Hadley and Diazawa in 10:29 when MUSCLE Serizawa defeated Masao Takizawa by pinfall with a MUSCLE Lariat.



Funakoshi & Jotaro Tanaka vs Kyuichi Matsumoto & Shuzo Utagawa
Similar setup for the following undercard match that cut things down to tag team action as the ace of BCG and his apparent young lion protege showed some great teamwork against the mix of intensity and technique their opponents brought to this match. By this point, it seems impossible for Funakoshi to have even a mediocre match but he took things futher by carrying his less experienced co-workers through a hidden gem of a match that put in an early candidacy for the night's show stealer, even if his team was the one who ended up losing to the revitalized Matsumoto.
In a decent match, Kyuichi Matsumoto and Shuzo Utagawa defeated Funakoshi & Tanaka in 11:11 when Kyuichi Matsumoto defeated Jotaro Tanaka by pinfall with a Matsumoto Murder Bomb.



Animal Harker & Ray Snow vs Bunrakuken Torii & Yoshinaka Taku
If the previous match raised the bar a bit too early, the participants in this one were all too happy to pick up the gauntlet and deliver an equally exciting performance. Textbook tag team action for over fifteen minutes and a much needed bounce back win for Torii, following his losses at Generations and Rise.
In a bout that had superb wrestling and good heat, Yoshinaka Taku and Bunrakuken Torii defeated Animal Harker and Ray Snow in 16:12 when Bunrakuken Torii defeated Animal Harker by pinfall with a Spinning Forearm Smash.




BCG World Tag Team titles match
Threepwood & Goto © vs Partnership of Pain
The first title defense for Threepwood and Goto was against the former title holders as Brody and Matsushita got their rematch for the gold. This bout was way better than it had any right to be, between the hosses underselling each other's attacks and Threepwood's technical prowess getting somewhat lost in the mix. Regardless, both teams have a natural connection and much experience between them, on top of the four men being largely over with the BCG fans in Chubu, all of which helped overshadow any weaknesses and make this ten or so minute title match truly great.
In a bout that had superb wrestling and good heat, Threepwood & Goto defeated Partnership Of Pain in 10:57 when Naozane Goto defeated Giant Brody by pinfall with a Goto Slam. Threepwood & Goto make defence number 1 of their BCG World Tag Team titles.



Blast Ikoma vs Gidayu Katou
Both men are mainly known as tag team wrestlers, so this singles match was a challenge as much as it was a test for them. Katou's warrior heart and power served him well in controlling most of the match, with Ikoma mostly doing comebacks using his trademark explosiveness for a suplex. In the end though it came down to ring IQ and experience, with the edge going to Ikoma as he outmaneuvered the impatient youngster to deliver his finisher and score the pin.
In a good match, Blast Ikoma defeated Gidayu Katou in 14:01 by pinfall with a Northern Lights Bomb.




BCG Challengers Series title match
Motoyuki Miyake © vs Kiyotaka
Much like in the semi main event, Kiyotaka here had to change his usual approach of tag team wrestling against the champion Miyake. Both men really showed their growth as they left their usual "rookie enthusiasm" behind in order to have a stellar slow burner of a match that pushed their bodies and spirits to the limit. The intensity was there, as was the drama and fans were on the edge of their seats as the match reached its climax, with Miyake delivering a decapitating KO Kick for the pin.
In a bout that had superb wrestling and good heat, Motoyuki Miyake defeated Kiyotaka in 16:05 by pinfall with a Knock Out Kick. Motoyuki Miyake makes defence number 6 of his BCG Challengers Series title.


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Friday W4 January 2018
Osaka Athletic Stadium, Kinki
Attendance: 5.000 (sold out)


Double K vs Diazawa
Tag team action to start the show and a predictable loss for the young lion pairing of Diazawa, though it did come with another spectacular performance from Logan Diaz, to the point where fans and media have begun regarding him as Motoyuki Miyake's successor for the title of BCG's hottest young lion prospect.
In a bout that had great wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Double K defeated Diazawa in 9:37 when Gidayu Katou defeated YL Masao Takizawa by pinfall with a Lariat.



Muscle Blasters & Shuzo Utagawa vs Partnership of Pain & Eikichi Itou
The presence of twin towers Brody and Matsushita made their team heavy favourite, but it was Itou that proved to be the weak link and ended up costing them the match, falling to Blast Ikoma and his devastating finisher after a strong showing from all six workers involved in this match.
In a decent match, Shuzo Utagawa and Muscle Blasters defeated Eikichi Itou and Partnership Of Pain in 9:39 when Blast Ikoma defeated Eikichi Itou by pinfall with a Northern Lights Bomb.



Funakoshi & Tanaka vs Harker & Hadley
Revisiting their match earlier this month at RISE, the two teams clashed once more in an equally solid bout that also had the same result, although this time it was Harker who scored the pin over Tanaka.
In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Harker & Hadley defeated Funakoshi & Tanaka in 14:16 when Animal Harker defeated Jotaro Tanaka by pinfall with a Stump Piledriver.



Bunrakuken Torii, Motoyuki Miyake & Kyuichi Matsumoto vs Pavel Vanzycha, Threepwood & Goto
With both the tag team champions and the holder of the BCG Challengers Series in this match, there was a good chance of earning a title shot for anyone who could pin them in this match and that fact added an extra layer of urgency to the bout. However, it was Matsumoto who tapped out to Vanzycha's Cross Armlock, perhaps a lackluster finish to an otherwise great match all around.
In a bout that had great wrestling and good heat, Pavel Vanzycha and Threepwood & Goto defeated Bunrakuken Torii, Motoyuki Miyake and Kyuichi Matsumoto in 15:50 when Pavel Vanzycha defeated Kyuichi Matsumoto by submission with a Cross Armlock.




BCG World title match
Yoshinaka Taku © vs Ray Snow
After defeating Torii and Funakoshi in a three way match last month at Generations, Ray Snow found himself in the main event for a shot at Yoshi Taku's BCG World title. His sharpened skills after touring with PGHW were on display, but Taku isn't champion by accident and he fought back, pushing this dramatic contest past the twenty minute mark. Tension and drama built up slowly and in the final sequence, Taku hit the second Full Nelson Bomb of the match, after the first one had only gotten him a two count, to retain.
In a bout that had superb wrestling and good heat, Yoshinaka Taku defeated Ray Snow in 21:07 by pinfall with a Full Nelson Bomb. Yoshinaka Taku makes defence number 2 of his BCG World title.


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"Son? What are you thinking about?"


His father's words snapped Yoshinaka Taku out of whatever funk he had drifted into. He glanced at the faces gathered around their dinner table. Other than his mother, the only non-family members were his father's two proteges.

Nobuhiko Serizawa was every bit as serious as he usually was in the ring or around the locker room. It wasn't just the gravitas of the occasion, it was his everyday character, whether performing in front of the audience or living his life away from the business. On the plate in front of him were carefully selected and placed pieces of sashimi. His glass contained only water. He took his diet as seriously as he took his workout routine and his body was a testament to that devotion, earning him the nickname of MUSCLE Serizawa.

Kimi Kawano was as much of an odd sight in this table as he was in the ring. His face had that permanent scowl on it; his body was covered in scars and tattoos to the point where you could assume he was a foot soldier for the yakuza. An outcast and a misfit through and through, it was no wonder he'd found a home in Ryu Kajahara's garbage promotion of Warrior Engine XXV. Somehow his father took a shine to him and took him under his wing a couple of years ago, when Kawano and Battle Sakata toured with Black Canvas for the TagMania tournament. Maybe ol' Toshi thought he could straighten this man out. Make him a proper wrestler.

"You're probably wondering why I've gathered you all here tonight over dinner..." Toshinobu Taku began, glass in hand. "First of all, because I always wanted to say that line..."

The group giggled. His mother less so than everyone else, Yoshinaka noticed.

"I spoke to my fellow old timer, Masayuki Shiga, on the phone before calling you" Toshi Taku continued. ""It seems we've both made up our minds at the same time, we're hanging up the boots and I wanted you let you know first before we go public."

Serizawa looked shocked. Yoshinaka more or less knew it was coming since his dad stopped working for Black Canvas. Kawano's expression hadn't changed one bit from that permanent scowl on his face. You could probably tell him his mom died in the tsunami and he wouldn't move a muscle still.

"Taku-sama" Serizawa spoke, but only after he was sure his mentor was done talking. "Surely you can delay this a little more? TagMania is coming up and I'm sure everyone would love to see Team Taku reunited for one last time. Think of it as your farewell tour."

"That's not your decision to make" Toshinobu replied, badly faking wisdom in the tone of his voice. "They haven't called me and they probably won't. I said my goodbyes at the Lion's Roar. I'm not taking it back and there's no way TagMania is going to be bigger. Besides, I'd only be stinking up that ring anyhow. I'm old, I'm rusty and the bar is insanely high thanks to youngsters like you. My contacts at Golden Canvas tell me Kudo's got the company in debt and it doesn't look like they can turn it around. Maeda would love nothing more than to buy back the rights to the Golden Lion and win his war. When that happens, you'll have the GCG roster in your locker room as well. No room for old lions like me."

"The bigger they are, the harder they fall" Kawano interrupted. "Burning Hammer have been doing so bad, they fired Kaneko and re-hired Komine in hopes he can restore them to glory. How ironic is that?" Yoshinaka almost had the mental image of Kawano throwing up a middle finger in his mind. He would never be good enough for the likes of PGHW, Burning Hammer or Golden Canvas even, so he enjoyed their downfall. Probably another reason why he was a perfect fit for Kajahara's counter culture circus.

"It is a time of change, for sure" Toshinobu replied. "And as I look back, I am proud of what I see. I've had a good career. I've had the honour of seeing my son enter the business. I wrestled next to him, winning gold more than once. But I'm even prouder as I look forward. Black Canvas is about to prove its point and win the war, with my son leading the charge as its world champion. It is the best retirement gift I could hope for. So tonight, it is really a passing of the torch. I want us to celebrate my past achievements as much as we celebrate my son and his future achievements."

They raised their glasses and drank to the toast. Yoshinaka couldn't help but question how glad his father's guests really were though...
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Saturday W1 February 2018
Yamanashi Athletic Stadium, Chubu

def.
Partnership Of Pain defeated Pavel Vanzycha and Shuzo Utagawa
Finish:
Rokuemon Matsushita pinned Shuzo Utagawa after a One-Handed Choke Slam.

def.
Funakoshi & Tanaka defeated Yoshinaka Taku and Masao Takizawa
Finish:
Jotaro Tanaka forced Masao Takizawa to tap out with a Tanaka Clutch.

def.
Muscle Blasters defeated Ray Snow and Logan Diaz
Finish:
MUSCLE Serizawa pinned Logan Diaz after a MUSCLE Lariat.

def.
Double K defeated Bunrakuken Torii and Motoyuki Miyake
Finish:
Gidayu Katou pinned Motoyuki Miyake after a Lariat.
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Black Canvas Updates


Tag Trouble for Black Canvas
BCG's latest RISE show was a resounding success, nearly filling the 5.000 seat Yamanashi Athletic Stadium in Chubu for what is essentially a secondary monthly show for the promotion, however Maeda and Yoshizawa had little time to savour their victory as tragedy struck twice, ironically just before their upcoming TagMania tournament. Rokuemon Matsushita was reported to have hurt his wrist delivering his finisher during his RISE opening match and according to doctors, will not be fully recovered until after the tournament show. This means that neither him, nor Giant Brody will be participating in this year's tournament, a heavy blow for the former BCG World Tag Team champions. On top of that, negotiations to bring in former WEXXV stars The Berzerkers fell through, as Tatsukichi Shichirobei signed an exclusive deal with Pride Glory Honor Wrestling just days after he and Toyokuni Hardcore were contacted by BCG officials.


Blast from the Past
Black Canvas Grappling has never been shy about honoring traditions and looking to the past as well as the future, so their response to the removal of both the Partnership of Pain and the Berzerkers from the TagMania tournament should make absolute sense. Former participants Dean Waldorf and Marv Statler have been confirmed to be making a return for the tournament, as has the unlikely duo of Yoshisada Matsuzawa and Omezo Shikitei. Both former members of the BCG roster and partners in the tournament exactly two years ago, Matsuzawa and Shikitei left shortly after to join Golden Canvas Grappling. When the promotion recently released several of its workers citing financial limitations, Matsuzawa and Shikitei were among those who were cut and it will be interesting to see how the BCG fans will receive them, as well as whether their tournament return could evolve into a more permanent connection with the company.


Demolished no more
TagMania will also see the return from injury of reigning BCG National champion, Bulldozer Brandon Smith. Following a long absence, Smith will be teaming up once again with Animal Harker as American Demolition Mk.II to enter the tournament and it will be interesting to see if his absence has caused him any ring rust, as well as whether his injury will be giving him any issues due to lingering effects. Opponents are sure to target his injured back, but Smith has shown resiliency during his entire career and now is once more back on the warpath to win the tournament once again like he did two years ago next to Big Bruiser Findlay, this time with Harker as his partner.


Changing of the Guard
Masayuki Shiga and Toshinobu Taku both announced their upcoming retirement from in-ring action and immediately rumors sprang about them making one last return to Black Canvas Grappling for the Yoshifusa Maeda Grand Prix and TagMania tournaments respectively. Although both men have openly denied such rumors, they are said to still have a good relationship with the promotion and several of their proteges currently employed by it, a fact that was confirmed by a BCG announcement that both men will be introduced to its Hall of Fame upon retirement. This has led many fans to assume that one or both of them may find employment once again with BCG as backstage staff.


Friday W4 February 2018
Hakodate Athletic Field, Hokkaido

Main Event
Tournament Finals match

Winner of SF 1 vs Winner of SF 2

Semi Main Event
Six Man Tag Showcase match

Yoshinaka Taku, Bunrakuken Torii & Motoyuki Miyake vs Pavel Vanzycha, Ray Snow & Giant Brody

Tournament Semi Final 2
Winner of QF 2 vs Winner of QF 3

Tournament Semi Final 1
Winner of QF 1 vs Winner of QF 4

Tournament Quarter Final 4
American Demolition Mk. II vs Double K

Tournament Quarter Final 3
Funakoshi & Tanaka vs Matsuzawa & Shikitei

Tournament Quarter Final 2
Threepwood & Goto vs Diazawa

Tournament Quarter Final 1
Muscle Blasters vs The Ring Generals

Opening match
Kyuichi Matsumoto, Eikichi Itou & Shuzo Utagawa vs T-Bone Bright, Hammer Hadley & Ryobe Uno
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Friday W4 February 2018
Hakodate Athletic Field, Hokkaido
Attendance: 1.952


Kyuichi Matsumoto, Eikichi Itou & Shuzo Utagawa vs T-Bone Bright, Hammer Hadley & Ryobe Uno
A solid six man tag match to start off the show, with local talent Ryobe Uno joining the mix of young lions. Every man had a chance to show what they can do, with Matsumoto and Bright leading their respective teams until Itou flattened Uno with his patented Itou Bomb for the finish. Decent action, if somewhat sub-par for current BCG standards, but still good enough to warm up the live crowd.
In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Kyuichi Matsumoto, Eikichi Itou and Shuzo Utagawa defeated T-Bone Bright, Ryobe Uno and Hammer Hadley in 10:06 when Eikichi Itou defeated Ryobe Uno by pinfall with an Itou Bomb.


Tournament Quarter Final 1

Muscle Blasters vs The Ring Generals
The tournament kicked off next, featuring the returning Ring Generals and a brand new, sharper look from Shuzo Utagawa to go with his new status after having outgrown being a young lion by the end of last year. This was also evident in the in-ring action, with Muscle Blasters making the best of their chemistry and experience against the former COTT World Tag Team champions to start the tournament strong with a big win over two high profile competitors.
In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Muscle Blasters defeated The Ring Generals in 10:25 when Blast Ikoma defeated Dean Waldorf by pinfall with a Northern Lights Bomb.


Tournament Quarter Final 2

Threepwood & Goto vs Diazawa
Utagawa wasn't the only one to debut a new look in this show, as Conner Threepwood also sported some new ring gear to go along with his boosted confidence now that he's obviously adapted to Japan and puroresu. The match itself though was nothing like the previous one, as the reigning BCG World Tag Team champions threw their opponents from pillar to post in a very one-sided bout. Diaz had some bright moments, but Takizawa quickly ran out of steam and the champions steamrolled their way to the next stage of the tournament with characteristic ease
In a bout that had good wrestling but didn't have much heat, Threepwood & Goto defeated Diazawa in 5:54 when Naozane Goto defeated Masao Takizawa by pinfall with a Goto Slam.


Tournament Quarter Final 3

Funakoshi & Tanaka vs Matsuzawa & Shikitei
Matsuzawa and Shikitei got a loud, if mixed reaction from the crowd and wrestling against BCG icon Funakoshi in this match was highly symbolic. Their tactic was simple, but effective: avoid the former BCG World champion and focus on his young, inexperienced partner. It worked too, because Matsuzawa did indeed manage to score the pin and send his team to the next phase, with fans booing the outcome of the match but unable to change anything about it.
In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Matsuzawa & Shikitei defeated Funakoshi & Tanaka in 9:48 when Yoshisada Matsuzawa defeated Jotaro Tanaka by pinfall with a Double Arm DDT.


Tournament Quarter Final 4

American Demolition Mk. II vs Double K
Perhaps the most high profile match of the first round, this one saw the return of Bulldozer Brandon Smith and reunion of American Demolition Mk. II against the rapidly rising duo of Kiyotaka and Gidayu Katou. This one was intense, with the powerful Katou clashing against the two rough gaijin and holding his own before tagging in Kiyotaka, who tried to slow down the pace of the match and wear down AmDem Mk. II with ground-based submission holds and textbook mat wrestling. It was a dramatic and highly competitive clash, with an equally dramatic finish of Smith trying to protect his injured back only to let his guard down and allow Kiyotaka to slap on the Kimura. Smith fought it, but couldn't hold on forever and eventually tapped out, ending his team's hopes of a tournament win early but also giving Kiyotaka reasonable grounds to request a shot at his BCG National title.
In a bout that had great wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Double K defeated American Demolition Mk.II in 10:29 when Kiyotaka defeated Bulldozer Brandon Smith by submission with a Kimura.


Tournament Semi Final 1

Muscle Blasters vs Double K
Double K had little time to celebrate, as they immediately had to wrestle their next stage match against Blast Ikoma and MUSCLE Serizawa. This proved to be a deciding factor in this match, with Muscle Blasters having a slight advantage due to whatever rest they were able to get during the rest of the quarterfinal matches.
In a bout that had great wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Muscle Blasters defeated Double K in 10:27 when MUSCLE Serizawa defeated Gidayu Katou by pinfall with a MUSCLE Lariat.


Tournament Semi Final 2

Threepwood & Goto vs Matsuzawa & Shikitei
If Matsuzawa & Shikitei's previous match was somewhat symbolic, this was blatantly so as they went up against the reigning BCG World Tag Team champions. Though neither a regular nor an experienced team, Matsuzawa and Shikitei brought enough individual talent to not only stand their ground, but eventually turn the tide as Shikitei managed to force the technical grappler Threepwood to submit.
In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Matsuzawa & Shikitei defeated Threepwood & Goto in 10:19 when Omezo Shikitei defeated Conner Threepwood by submission with a Cross Armbreaker.


Six Man Tag Showcase match

Yoshinaka Taku, Bunrakuken Torii & Motoyuki Miyake vs Pavel Vanzycha, Ray Snow & Giant Brody
Providing fans and wrestlers alike a much needed break before the big tournament final, this one was a great bout all around as three of BCG's mainstays took on three of the roster's top gaijin. This was a textbook strong style match and extremely well received too, with fans erupting in cheers by the time Yoshinaka Taku scored the pin over Ray Snow.
In a bout that had great wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Bunrakuken Torii, Motoyuki Miyake and Yoshinaka Taku defeated Giant Brody, Pavel Vanzycha and Ray Snow in 11:52 when Yoshinaka Taku defeated Ray Snow by pinfall with a Full Nelson Bomb.


Tournament Finals match

Muscle Blasters vs Matsuzawa & Shikitei
It all came down to this. The homegrown team of loyalists versus the duo of men who left to join the opposition. The atmosphere was buzzing and the wrestling was good, but between the four men's exhaustion and having to out-perform the previous match, this wasn't as spectacular as it could or should have been. However, the finale did come with a sense of relief and celebration, as Ikoma hit the Northern Light Bomb on Shikitei for the pin, defeating the unloyal challengers and winning the tournament.
In a decent match, Muscle Blasters defeated Matsuzawa & Shikitei in 14:30 when Blast Ikoma defeated Omezo Shikitei by pinfall with a Northern Lights Bomb. Blast Ikoma and MUSCLE Serizawa win the BCG TagMania titles.



BCG TagMania 5 winners

Muscle Blasters
Blast Ikoma & MUSCLE Serizawa

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