Kazuki Hashimoto, Daichi Hashimoto & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Atsushi Maruyama, Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kazumi Kikuta
Big Japan Wrestling
January 4, 2016
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
Daichi Hashimoto might be in the need of some career counseling.
Daichi’s decision back in 2011 to begin his pro wrestling career in the promotion is father founded (ZERO1) not only made sense from a legacy standpoint but was also a fine from a career development point of view. ZERO1 was low profile enough but with enough veteran workers that it made sense as the home base for an inexperience wrestler who was going to have a lot of expectations placed on him. From an outsider’s perspective at least, Daichi’s career appeared to be heading down a fine path through the end of 2012 as he gained some experience wrestling on some NOAH tours and was scheduled to debut in New Japan by teaming with Keiji Mutoh at the Tokyo Dome. New Japan has always seemed like his ultimate destination – particularly if he is as interested in upholding his father’s legacy as he appears to be – and that would have gotten his foot in the door. Instead an injury caused him to pull out of the show. Another injury in 2014 again altered Daichi’s career path. While sidelined, Daichi’s ZERO1 contract expired and he decided not to renew. Continue reading