BURST Pro Wrestling was launched in 2021, and it is the first pro-wrestling promotion based in Saga Prefecture of Kyushu, the southwesternmost of Japan’s main islands. The parent company of BURST is ONE STEP / Life Learning Class, an organization that gives back to its community by hosting and co-sponsoring training camps and lectures, and providing disaster prevention/mitigation and relief support activities.
ONE STEP is represented by two men who are very familiar faces in the Japanese pro-wrestling scene. Two of Its directors are 6-time former ZERO1 World Heavyweight Champion and former AJPW World Tag Team Champion Kohei Sato; and Towa Iwasaki, the third longest reigning ZERO1 United National Heavyweight Champion in history and also a former NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion.
Other notable talents who have competed in a BURST ring include former ZERO1 World Junior Heavyweight Champion / ZERO1 International Junior Heavyweight Champion and current BJW Tag Team Champion Fuminori Abe, and former BJW Death Match Heavyweight Champion Takumi Tsukamoto.
While presenting a product that will appeal to many pro-wrestling fans, BURST wants to be an alternative pro-wrestling promotion, seeking to draw people who used to watch pro-wrestling, people who have previously never watched pro-wrestling, and children who know nothing about pro-wrestling,
BURST’s next event will be this Sunday, July 17 at KANZAKI BASE in Kanzaki City with a 2:30pm start time. The card will be as follows:
Yuko Miyamoto (former BJW Death Match Heavyweight Champion) vs. Takumi Tsukamoto (former BJW Death Match Heavyweight Champion)
Towa Iwasaki (former NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champion) Daichi Hashimoto (former BJW Tag Team Champion) vs. Kohei Sato (former AJPW World Tag Team Champion) Yuji Okabayashi (current BJW World Strong Heavyweight Champion and former BJW Tag Team Champion)
Keita Yano (former DDT Iron Man Heavy Metal Champion) vs Fuminori Abe (former ZERO1 World Junior Heavyweight Champion / ZERO1 International Junior Heavyweight Champion and current BJW Tag Team Champion)
BURST can be contacted here.