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(Hayabusa holdin the brass knuckle title belts)

The Man With Wings



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Eiji Ezaki was born on November 29, 1968 in Kumamoto, Yatsuhiro Japan.

In 1987, Eiji Ezaki went to college where he would meet Masashi Honda. Both Eiji and Honda quickly found out that both of them shared a love for wrestling.


At the age of 23, Eiji and Honda would begin to wrestle in college at very small shows for fun, but it wasn't until February 1991 when Masashi Honda would put in a FMW tape where Atsushi Onita wrestled Tarzan Goto in the first ever Exploding Barbwire match and tell Eiji that he was planning on joining the FMW Dojo. Masashi was sure that he wanted to enter FMW, and asked Eiji if he would like to join it. Eiji turned down the offer as he felt that FMW was just too dangerous to enter. Honda ended up packing his bags to move to the FMW Dojo where he could train to be a pro wrestler, as Honda was leaving, Eiji was already outside packed and ready to go.

Tarzan Goto was assigned their trainer, and before they even got started, Eiji and Honda were force to do 1000 pushups to prove themselves.

Eiji and Honda were forced to do many obstacles including scrubbing every inch of the Dojo everyday, and doing a treacherous training everyday for several months while learning the basics of pro-wrestling.

After the months of suffering in the Dojo, Goto agreed that it was time for them to become professional wrestlers.

Eiji Ezaki wrestled his first ever career match for FMW on May 5, 1991 in Nagoya with Amigo Ultra who would later be known as Damian as they lost to the team of Yukihide Ueno & El Pandita. Ezaki considered it to be a very disappointing performance in his debut match. His second match would be a handicap match as Ezaki teamed with Flying Kid Ichihara against The Gladiator. It was a quick squash for Gladiator and another disappointing performance in Ezaki's mind.

Then in June 1991, Eiji Ezaki wrestled his first singles professional match against Yukihide Ueno, the same day Masashi Honda would made his debut against Flying Kid Ichihara. Both were very happy with the outcome, and Ezaki considered the match to be his real debut. That night FMW threw a party for the wrestlers, as FMW Dojo teachers Atsushi Onita and Tarzan Goto went up to Ezaki and Honda to congratulate them on their performances. Onita & Goto being the Dojo teachers trying to get the younger green wrestlers to pay their dues in the business suggest that the light a firecracker for the celebration, in their ass'.
In the Dojo, both Ezaki and Honda were force to put firecrackers up each other's ass and explode them while still in the ass Ezaki and Honda were injured after the display, but after people got word of the experience, it would become a very famous incident for FMW and its Dojo.

Eiji Ezaki & Masashi Honda wrestled in the biggest match of their career at the time in the opening match at the biggest FMW show at the time against each other on September 23, 1991 at Kawasaki Stadium. Eiji Ezaki won the match, but many people who saw the match saw the potential in Honda and not Ezaki.

Eiji Ezaki & Masashi Honda went back to training in the Dojo and opening FMW shows when FMW Booker and Referee Go Ito felt it was time to take Masashi Honda to the next level and give him a new name. Mr. Gannosuke. Mr. Gannosuke would be one of Atsushi Onita and Tarzan Goto's teammate in main events of FMW shows while Ezaki would stay in preliminary matches.


Ezaki was used as a preliminary worker for wrestlers like The Gladiator, Lance Storm, and Chris Jericho to be put over on houseshows., while Gannosuke began to team with Atsushi Onita and Tarzan Goto in the main event on those same houseshows.

Eiji Ezaki began to feel like overshadowed by how his best friend was getting all this attention, while he was just some prelim jobber still training in the FMW Dojo. Soon after Gannosuke left the Dojo to focus fulltime to become a midcard singles wrestler or partner with Onita and Goto in the main event, while Eiji Ezaki and new Dojo member Koji Nakagawa began training with each other.

On September 19, 1992 at the Yokohama Stadium, Eiji Ezaki and Koji Nakagawa teamed up to take on Kevin Faule & Chris Jericho which would be the prelim tag teams debut at a major show, Jericho would end up getting the pinfall victory over Nakagawa in the matchup.

Eiji Ezaki & Koji Nakagawa were then given a shot as they would have the opening match up on May 5, 1993 at Kawasaki Stadium. Ezaki on this show impressed many people with his highflying ability that he had, and many people after the match felt that Eiji Ezaki with a lot work on him could be the next big thing for FMW.

Eiji Ezaki & Koji Nakagawa remained training in the FMW Dojo for most of 1993, and on July 22, 1993 after Atsushi Onita was being attacked by his main rival Mr. Pogo, Ezaki ran out to the ring to try and help Onita after Mr. Pogo had blown fire allover Onita's back.


In the later part of 1993, FMW decided for Eiji to send to Mexico along with wrestlers such as Flying Kid Ichihara so that he could work on his in-ring flaws before returning to the promotion.

In 1994, Ezaki met with New Japan Wrestler Jushin Liger who had been good friends with Ezaki for awhile, and Liger suggested that Eiji Ezaki could use a gimmick that was similar to his gimmick. Eiji tried it by using a unique outfit like Liger's was, and Eiji called himself "Hayabusa" which means Falcon and "The Bird that never dies" Ezaki used the gimmick is several matches in Mexico which was very well received, and Hayabusa began doing very spectacular moves like the Shooting Star Press.


The New Japan Super J Cup 1994 would be happening soon and Liger wanted his two friends from FMW to enter the tournament, Hayabusa and Ricky Fuji. Liger wanted to be Ezaki's first opponent under the Hayabusa gimmick in Ezaki's first Japanese match under the gimmick. Liger booked himself in a first round match against Hayabusa, where Liger defeated Hayabusa who still was very green.

Ezaki was then sent back to Mexico in 1994, where he worked on moves like the 450 splash which he called the Fire Bird Splash.

August 28, 1994 in Osaka, FMW wanted Eiji to try out to Hayabusa gimmick in the promotion and called him back for one match against Sabu who was leaving the company for a fulltime deal with ECW. Eiji showed off all his moves that he learned in Mexico to a shocked crowd that could not believe at how well Ezaki had improved within the year as far as moves, he still had a lot of work to do with other parts in wrestling though.

Ezaki returned to Mexico to work on those flaws, and then moved to Florida began working in the Florida Independents in April 1995 where he competed in the Florida Wrestling Federation and defeated The Navy Seal for the PWF Heavyweight Championship. He wrestled the likes of Green Beret, Vern Henderson, Bill Garrett and would eventually lose the title two weeks after winning it to Randy Fuller in Hayabusa's first and only match where he played the heel of the match.

During his stint in Florida, he got a call from FMW to return to Japan as soon as he could, because something big had just happen.

Ezaki's trainer Tarzan Goto and his best friend who he trained with Mr. Gannosuke had left FMW for a better spot in IWA. Goto refused to job to Onita at Onita's Retirement Show on May 5, 1995. FMW then decided that with Goto and Gannosuke gone, and Onita retiring, that they would have to create a new star, and that new star would be someone who they thought had so much potential for the last two years in Hayabusa.

So on April 30, 1995 FMW ran a angle where Hayabusa came in during the a press conference Atsushi Onita was conducting on who would he would wrestle in his retirement match now that Goto had left the promotion.. Hayabusa asked if he could be the man to wrestle Onita at the May 5th 1995 Onita Retirement show.. Onita was angered at the youngster for barging in on the press conference but then agreed to the match.


May 5, 1995 at Kawasaki Stadium Hayabusa wrestles the biggest match of his career as he wrestles the retiring Atsushi Onita in front of over 58,000 fans in a Exploding Barbwire Cage Match. Hayabusa takes bumps like he never had as he is sent into the exploding cage several times, and even gets sent into the cage while the Cage explodes. Even after all that Hayabusa still manages to be able to climb the cage and do an incredible moonsault off the top of the cage, but misses and Onita takes advantage of it by putting Hayabusa away for the victory in his Retirement Match. Hayabusa is stretcher out to a loud "Ezaki" chant and is unmasked backstage by the paramedics showing his face for the first time in over a year.

May 17, 1995, With Hayabusa now being the main leader of the promotion, they could no longer use Mr. Pogo as the top heel, with him and Hayabusa's style being so completely different. They decide to push The Gladiator who had been with the promotion for over five years, and in Hayabusa's first match after the Exploding Cage Match, Gladiator pins Hayabusa after a Running Awesome Bomb for the win.
After the match, Ricky Fuji proclaims that he has started a group called Lethal Weapon that consist of The Gladiator, Horace Boulder, Hisakatsu Oya, and Mr. Pogo that will take out Hayabusa.

June 26, 1995 at Korakuen Hall, after Onita retired, he vacated the FMW Brass Knuckles Championship. FMW announced that Hayabusa would wrestle Hisakatsu Oya for this vacated Title. Hayabusa shows a side he had not shown before, where he and Oya work on a incredible mat wrestling match with Hayabusa getting the victory on Oya after debuting "The Falcon Arrow" to win the Brass Knuckles Championship. After the match, Hayabusa is presented the belt in the locker room but suffered a injury during the match to his neck and was forced to vacate the Brass Knuckles Title once again.

July 30, 1995, Hayabusa returns to the ring and wrestles The Gladiator for the first time in a Single Match but is not enough for The Gladiator's Awesome Bombs as Hayabusa hurts his neck tremendously from an Awesome Bomb, which set him up for the Kamikaze Awesome Bomb and the lost. Hayabusa is quickly put into an ambulance and taken to the hospital to check and see the injuries he sustained in the neck from the Awesome Bomb.

August 1995, FMW announces that they will have a 8 Man Round Robin Tournament which will culminate on September 26, 1995 at Korakuen Hall. The eight men are Hayabusa, The Gladiator, Hisakatsu Oya, Katsutoshi Niiyama, Super Leather, Masato Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Matsunaga, and W*ING Kanemura.

August 31, 1995 in Osaka, Hayabusa had won the three matches of the tournament with only one lost to Super Leather. He was scheduled to have a match with Hisakatsu Oya, a wrestler who Hayabusa worked very well against. The two went to an awesome thirty minute time limit match up where Oya spent almost the entire match dropping Hayabusa on his head with some devastating supplex. Hayabusa in tremendous pain gets a standing ovation from the crowd for the awesome match, he and Oya had just put on.

September 5, 1995 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center, Hayabusa and The Gladiator meet once again one on one, this time in the Tournament and Hayabusa finally defeats The Gladiator, keeping him alive in the Tournament. He would have to wrestle Mitsuhiro Matsunaga to make it into the finals.

September 24, 1995, Hayabusa is scheduled to go up against Mitsuhiro Matsunaga in the last match of the tournament, the winner faces The Gladiator in the finals who had defeated Super Leather at the same show to make it. Hayabusa finishes Matsunaga off with a Shooting Star Press for the victory. Hayabusa would get in second place overall in the tournament and would be scheduled to face The Gladiator who got first place overall in the tournament in two days at Korakuen Hall for the Brass Knuckles Championship.

September 26, 1995 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa meets The Gladiator in the finals for the FMW Brass Knuckles Championship. The match goes over 20 minutes and is both one of Hayabusa and Gladiator's best matches of their careers. Hayabusa would eventually climb the top rope but The Gladiator would climb it as well and win the fight for control over it and The Gladiator would score a Awesome Bomb off the top rope to get the pinfall victory over Hayabusa to win the tournament for the Brass Knuckles Championship. Hayabusa and Gladiator would embrace after the match and congratulate afterwards on a hard fought battle.


October 28, 1995 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga team up to take on Masato Tanaka & W*ING Kanemura a bloody fight where Tanaka pulls off Hayabusa's mask in the middle of it causing him to lose the mask for the first time during a match. Hayabusa & Matsunaga still manage to put away Kanemura and Tanaka as Hayabusa pins Tanaka with a Falcon Arrow. After the match, Hayabusa, Mastuanga, Kanemura, and Tanaka all show each other respect but are suddenly attacked by Ricky Fuji, Hisakatsu Oya, The Gladiator, Horace Boulder, and Super Leather. After the attack, Hayabusa & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Masato Tanaka & W*ING Kanemura all form an alliance together to take out Lethal Weapon and Super Leather.

November 11, 1995 at Korakuen Hall, Kanemura offers his W*ING friends Hideki Hosaka and Hido to join him, Hayabusa & Tanaka & Matsunaga to help take out Lethal Weapon. Hosaka accepts, but Hido rejects the offer and sides with Lethal Weapon and Super Leather. In the main event, Hayabusa & Kanemura & Tanaka defeat The Gladiator & Hisakatsu Oya & Super Leather after Tanaka pins Oya. Hido runs in and attacks Hayabusa & Tanaka, but is ran off by Kanemura.

November 20, 1995 Mr. Pogo returns after a short leave from FMW and sides with Lethal Weapon & W*ING and who attack Hayabusa right after a match, unmasks him and leave Hayabusa laying. Hayabusa questions why Kanemura did not help him out and questions whether he is back with W*ING and Lethal Weapon. Kanemura becomes very upset that Hayabusa would assume such a thing, and leaves.

November 26, 1995, W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga turn on Hayabusa and Tanaka while Hido and Super Leather turn on Horace Boulder during a match up, as Jason the Terrible & W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Mastuanga & Super Leather & Hideki Hosaka & Hido reform W*ING.

December 10, 1995 at Korakuen Hall in a 10 Man Street Fight W*ING members Jason the Terrible & Super Leather & Mitsuhiro Mastuanga & W*ING Kanemura & Hido defeat Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Lethal Weapons Horace Boulder after Kanemura pins Kuroda.

December 21, 1995 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym, Hayabusa & Great Sasuke & Koji Nakagawa team up to wrestle Super Delfin, TAKA Michinoku, and Lethal Weapons Ricky Fuji in a highflying 6 man which show cases how great Hayabusa has become as a highflyer as he pins Ricky Fuji with a Phoenix Splash to win the contest.


January 10, 1996 in a Spider Net Barbwire Caribbean Glass Death Match between Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa against the W*ING team of Mastuanga, Kanemura, and Hido. Hayabusa is dumped into the barbwire net with glass in it and is severely injured as he is pinned by Mastuanga. Hayabusa is then hospitalized and treated for his scarred and bloodied back and stomach. Hayabusa remains out of action for almost four months, but is cleared to return to the ring for the big May 5, 1996 Kawasaki Stadium show to team with Masato Tanaka to do battle with the returning Victor Quinones' group of Mr. Pogo and a Mystery Partner in a Exploding Ring Barbwire, Landmine Death Match.


May 5, 1996 at Kawasaki Stadium, Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka team up to wrestle Victor Quinones' team of Mr. Pogo and their Mystery Partner Terry Funk with the winner receiving 1 Million Yen in the Death Match. Hayabusa is again severely injured as his back is cut open after being tossed onto Exploding Barbwire and being dropped into a Exploding Land Mind, and then tossed onto a burning chair, and is finally pinned after a Powerbomb from Funk for the lost. Funk and Pogo then begin to tear off Hayabusa's to show every the bloody face of Eiji Ezaki. Hayabusa is quickly stretcher off as Terry Funk grabs the mic and begins calling out the retired Atsushi Onita who is in the stands watching the match. In the locker room, a bloodied mask less Hayabusa begins crying because of how much money he had just cost the promotion and says he was full of shit to think he could lead this promotion.. Atsushi Onita goes over to the locker room, and begins screaming at Hayabusa for sobbing and tells Hayabusa that if he wants to lead this promotion to greatness like he did, he'll need to grow up and take these kind of incidents like a man would. The scarred up and bloodied Hayabusa gets up and goes back to his locker room before taking another trip to the hospital to receive over 100 stitches for his cut up back.

Eiji Ezaki remained out of action for a couple months as he healed and waited for his contract with FMW to expire so he could decide what to do with his career. While in Florida, he decided to go backstage to a WCW World Wide taping show where his best friend Jushin Liger would be. Liger and Ezaki talked for awhile which lead to Liger offering Ezaki a contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling, where Ezaki would be pushed as one of the top Jr. Heavyweights for the promotion for much more money than he was receiving with FMW. Ezaki sat back and waited awhile to make the decision that would probably affect the rest of his wrestling career. He ended up choosing to go back to FMW, where he would be used as the Number one wrestler in the promotion. When he called to tell his best friend Jushin Liger, that he was going to stay with FMW instead of going with New Japan, it made Liger furious and Liger began screaming and yelling at his best friend for the stupid decision he apparently was making. Liger then told Ezaki, that if that was his choice, then their friendship was over, Ezaki still decided that staying with FMW was the best thing to do, and he and Liger have not talk to each other since the incident.


June 26, 1996 at Korakuen Hall, Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeat Super Leather & The Headhunters for the FMW 6 Man Street Fight Tag Team Championship. Ezaki comes out in normal street clothes to see the celebration, but is spotted by Koji Nakagawa who is very pissed off at Ezaki goes right after him, and attacks him and is forced to be held back by Tanaka & Kuroda as Ezaki walks off just looking at Nakagawa. Nakagawa claims that is he is upset at Ezaki for running out of FMW after the Kawasaki Stadium show when FMW needed him the most with Victor Quinones' group trying to take over.

August 1, 1996 at Shiodome, Hayabusa agrees to come back to FMW and wrestle former Dojo buddy Koji Nakagawa, but are unable to work well with each other as the miss just about every single of each others spots, and are just not able get back on track with each other, as the both knock each other out, and Ezaki barely manages to get up by the ten count for the knock out victory.

August 23, 1996 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa frustrated over his win on Nakagawa, and the match in general requests a rematch, as the two put on a much better performance with Nakagawa eventually scoring a major upset pin on Hayabusa. Nakagawa does finally forgive Hayabusa, and accepts him back into the FMW team.

September 15, 1996, Hayabusa teams with Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda to attempt win back some of the money that was lost at Kawasaki Stadium as they wrestle Hisakatsu Oya & Super Leather & The Headhunters in a Yen on a Pole match, which turns out to be a wild brawl but results in Hayabusa climbing the ladder to win back some of the promotions lost Yen.

September 20, 1996 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center, Hayabusa wrestles rival Hisakatsu Oya, Hayabusa is unable to put away Oya and then becomes an easy victim to many of Oya's supplexs which ends up finishing Hayabusa off for the easy three count and Oya's first singles pinfall victory over Hayabusa. As Hayabusa stays in the ring clearly frustrated after losing to Oya from the crowd comes Michinoku Pro's Jinsei Shinzaki who enters the ring and just looks at Hayabusa, the two would end up scheduling a match for Michinoku Pro's October 10, 1996 Sumo Hall show.

September 26, 1996 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka team up to battle Terry Funk & The Gladiator in a big street fight that goes all over the arena including the crowd, Hayabusa suffers a huge beating from the two before being pinned once again by rival The Gladiator with an Awesome Bomb. After the match, Hisakatsu Oya & Super Leather & The Headhunters come out and put the American flag over Hayabusa's body as Terry Funk announces his group is the REAL FMW in Funk Masters of Wrestling, because of Onita's FMW failing to have the heart that his F-M-W has.

October 10, 1996 at Michinoku Pro's Ryogoku Sumo Hall, Hayabusa wrestles Jinsei Shinzaki in the Main Event, the two put on a lackluster match which again shows that Hayabusa is still in a slump has still lost a step as he eventually falls victim to Jinsei Shinzaki's Praying Powerbomb for the easy victory for Shinzaki. After the match Shinzaki and Hayabusa proclaim a friendship with each as The Great Sasuke comes out and issues a challenge to Hayabusa at the FMW December 11th show at the Komazawa Olympic Gym.


December 11, 1996 at the Komazawa Olympic Gym, Hayabusa and Great Sasuke wrestle a very mat oriented match up, with both masked men hitting their signature high flying maneuvers until Hayabusa puts it away with a Falcon Arrow off the top rope for the win.

January 5, 1997 at Korakuen Hall, After losing in a match against The Headhunters, the crowd is shock as Mr. Gannosuke along with Flying Kid Ichihara return to FMW. Gannosuke begins screaming at his former friend for not leaving to IWA with him, and tells him that the FMW group is certainly going to pay because of it.

January 9, 1997, Gannosuke and Ichihara attack Mr. Pogo 2 backstage and leave him a bloody mess. Masato Tanaka tells Hayabusa to do something about Gannosuke, or it will get a lot worst.

Mr. Gannosuke and Flying Kid Ichihara then join Former IWA Wrestler Terry Funk's Funk Masters of Wrestling Stable.

February 19, 1997 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa and Ricky Fuji wrestle Mr. Gannosuke and Hisakatsu Oya at Korakuen Hall, in Hayabusa first match against Gannosuke since his return, Gannosuke puts away Ricky Fuji for the victory and claims that the end of FMW is near, which causes Hayabusa to attack his former friend, but get laid out and dumped out of the ring.

March 28, 1997 at Korakuen Hall, Gannosuke strikes again, this time getting a pinfall victory over Hayabusa with Fire Thunder to setup their Yokohama Arena match. This would be the first pinfall Gannosuke scored on Hayabusa since their prelim days back in 1993. After the match, word spreads quick that Onita is being attacked by The Funk Masters of Wrestling, quickly Hayabusa, Tanaka, and Nakagawa just fresh off their match run to Onita's locker room where they see Gladiator, Gannosuke, and The Headhunters beating down on a badly bruised Onita.

April 2, 1997, Hayabusa makes his All Japan debut and also becomes the first non All Japan to wrestle for All Japan in many years. Hayabusa teams up with Masked Tornado to take on Kentaro Shiga & Manukea Mossman, and Hayabusa gets his first win in a All Japan ring pinning Shiga with the 450 Fire Bird Splash.


April 29, 1997 at the Yokohama Arena, the stipulation of the match is that Hayabusa wins, then Gannosuke must shave his head, but if Gannosuke wins, then Hayabusa must take off the mask forever. Mr. Gannosuke surprises many people by having such a good match with Hayabusa. Hayabusa manages to beat Gannosuke after a Falcon Arrow and then grabs the mic and states that Gannosuke will not have to cut his hair, if he leaves The Funk Masters of Wrestling group and sides with Hayabusa and the FMW Team. As Gannosuke looks at Hayabusa and puts out his hand, as Hayabusa is about to shake it, Gannosuke kicks him in the stomach and becomes beating the crap out of Hayabusa, and then pulls off his mask. As Gannosuke begins to get ready to spit fire at him, Jinsei Shinzaki runs to the ring to make the save. Gannosuke leaves declaring war on both wrestlers as he leaves with the Hayabusa mask. Hayabusa does an interview backstage where he begins to cry at what his former best friend just did to him. Atsushi Onita who has returned on December 11, 1996 to the ring overhears Hayabusa's interview and begins screaming at him and tells him to "quit acting like a pussy", and take it like a man. Hayabusa looks at him and walks off once again.

June 12, 1997 Jinsei Shinzaki announces that he will be wrestling for FMW fulltime as a Michinoku Wrestler, as he is leaving to the locker room Mr. Gannosuke attacks him from behind with a Hayabusa mask on, and begins to beat the crap out of Shinzaki with a stick which bust Shinzaki's head open badly, as Gannosuke rips off the Hayabusa mask and sets it on fire, as Gannosuke proclaims his revenge on Shinzaki for what he did at the Yokohama Arena.


August 31, 1997 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa win the FMW 6 Man Street Fight Titles against The Funk Masters of Wrestling team of The Gladiator & Hisakatsu Oya & Mr. Gannosuke, as Hayabusa is Awesome Bomb off the top rope through the table, but still manages to stay in the match and eventually pin Oya with a supplex for the win and the Titles.


September 28, 1997 at Kawasaki Stadium, Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki team up to take on All Japan's Kenta Kobashi & Manukea Mossman in one of the best matches of their career's as well as one of the best matches ever in FMW has the crowd cheers like crazy for Hayabusa and Shinzaki to get the upset victory over the All Japan team. Hayabusa and Shinzaki do everything they can including double teaming Kobashi and Mossman and hitting their signature spots including a Praying Powerbomb by Shinzaki and then a 450 Fire Bird Splash by Hayabusa and Hayabusa even hits a perfect Phoenix Splash, but that's still not enough as Kobashi ends up clotheslining the hell out of Hayabusa for the victory as the FMW crowd boos like crazy at the result and sight of Hayabusa and Shinzaki losing to the All Japan team.

October 14, 1997 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center, Onita's newly formed team of Yukihiro Kanemura & Tetsuhiro Kuroda which is called ZEN destroy Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa and win the FMW 6 Man Street Fight Titles after Onita powerbombs Nakagawa for the win. Mr. Gannosuke & The Gladiator & Hisakatsu Oya would later leaving the dying Funk Masters of Wrestling group to join Onita's ZEN group.

November 15, 1997 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki participate in the All Japan Real World Tag Tournament League 97. They end up winning their first match beating the team of Giant Kimala and Jun Izumida when Shinzaki pins Izumida earning themselves their first two points for the tournament.

November 16, 1997 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki end up losing their first match of the tournament as they end up losing to the team of Tamon Honda & Takao Omori in a brutal battle where Honda pins Shinzaki with a Powerbomb.

November 19, 1997, Hayabusa ends up suffering his first All Japan pinfall lost as the WWF's team of The New Blackjacks, Barry Windham and Justin Bradshaw defeat Hayabusa and Jinsei Shinzaki when Bradshaw pins Hayabusa, giving Hayabusa and Shinzaki another lost in the Tag Tournament.

November 20, 1997, Hayabusa misses his first FMW show in over a year to take on the team of Stan Hansen and Bobby Duncum, Jr. Hayabusa and Jinsei end up suffering another lost in the tournament which ends up causing them to have no chance to reach the finals anymore as the legendary Hansen ends up pinning Hayabusa for his second straight pinfall lost in a All Japan ring.

November 23, 1997, Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki meet another tough task ahead, two former All Japan Triple Crown winners, Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue where Hayabusa and Shinzaki give it all to pull the upset on the team that would eventually win the tournament, but Kawada would end up pinning Shinzaki with a powerbomb as it would look that Hayabusa & Shinzaki would now be ranked as one the last teams in the tournament.

November 27, 1997 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center, although eliminated Hayabusa and Shinzaki take on their biggest task yet, taking on then All Japan Triple Crown Champion Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama in a match where the four just pulled everything they had, and saw Hayabusa hit a rare perfect Phoenix Splash on Jun Akiyama. As it seems like Hayabusa is about to pull the upset on Akiyama for the win, Akiyama ends up pinning Hayabusa with a supplex for the victory in a great twenty plus minute match.

November 28, 1997 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka wrestle ZEN's Mr. Gannosuke & Yukihiro Kanemura for the vacant FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championships. Hayabusa suffers another lost, his third in a one week span as Gannosuke hits a Fire Thunder on Hayabusa for the pinfall to win the Tag Titles.

December 1, 1997, another lost by Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki in the Tag Tournament, this time to Steve Williams & Gary Albright as Albright would pin Shinzaki with a Powerbomb which would be the teams sixth lost in seven Tournament matches.

December 2, 1997, Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki get their second win of the Tournament against Wolf Hawkfield & Johnny Smith as Hayabusa gets his first pinfall win in the tournament after pinning Smith to earn themselves four points in the Tournament on the second to last match.

December 3, 1997, Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki wrestle in their last All Japan Real World Tag Team Tournament by facing Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace in a match that goes over twenty minutes before Hayabusa & Shinzaki suffer their last lost in the tournament when Kobashi pins Hayabusa. Hayabusa & Shinzaki would end the tournament tied for last place with four points.


December 19, 1997 at the Komazawa Olympic Gym, Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki wrestle Mr. Gannosuke & Yukihiro Kanemura for the FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship, but again Hayabusa comes up short after the ribs he had injured earlier in the month are repeatedly attacked in the match, and as it seems like Hayabusa finally has the offensive movement in the match, and flies off the ropes, Kanemura knees him in the ribs and rolls him up for the win and Kanemura's first pinfall over Hayabusa ever for the successful Tag Title Defense.

December 21, 1997, due to the tension Mr. Gannosuke, Yukihiro Kanemura, and Hido were causing towards the rest of ZEN due to the fact that Onita was putting himself in the main event instead of them, Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Hisakatsu Oya are able to beat Atsushi Onita & Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hido after a miscommunication helps Oya pin Hido for the Titles.


December 22, 1997 at Korakuen Hall, Gannosuke & Kanemura who are pissed at ZEN leader Atsushi Onita after Onita made his match against Masato Tanaka the main event of the Komazawa show instead of Gannosuke & Kanemura against Hayabusa & Shinzaki team up with him against Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki & Masato Tanaka in a 6 man War Games cage match with a barbwire baseball bat above the cage match. Gannosuke & Kanemura mainly ignore Onita throughout the whole match, and only attempt to help him when he is being covered. Gannosuke & Kanemura eventually handcuff Shinzaki to the cage but Tanaka eventually hits Gannosuke with a Roaring Elbow causing him to fly back and right into arms of the cuffed Shinzaki who manages to choke Gannosuke out while Tanaka lays out Kanemura, and then holds down Onita as Hayabusa climbs the top of the cage and attempts the moonsault off the cage on Onita he attempted to do back on May 5, 1995 at Kawasaki Stadium against Onita in his retirement match, this time though, Hayabusa hits it on Onita and covers him for the pin and the victory for one of Hayabusa's greatest victories against Atsushi Onita. Little celebration is done though, as Gannosuke & Kanemura quickly attacks Hayabusa & Tanaka and toss them out of the cage as well Shinzaki who had just been unlocked from the handcuffs. Gannosuke & Kanemura go over to the fallen Onita and begin to kick the crap out of him, and even lock him to the cage with the handcuffs and begin to slap him in the face and hit him with a chair as ZEN members Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hideki Hosaka attempt to make the save, but are eventually tossed out of the cage as well, but Koji Nakagawa who had attacked Hayabusa and quit FMW earlier in the month comes out ZEN's colors of all black, and lays Gannosuke and Kanemura out with a chair to help save Onita. Gannosuke & Kanemura & Hido walk out and form their own little freelancers group as Nakagawa and the rest of ZEN help Onita to the back, where Onita proclaims revenge on Gannosuke's group.

January 6, 1998 at Korakuen Hall, Mr. Gannosuke defeats Masato Tanaka in a bloody match to win the FMW Double Titles after pinning him with the Gannosuke clutch.

January 7, 1998 at Korakuen Hall on ZEN's first promoted show, Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki team up to defeat Fuyuki-gun members Kodo Fuyuki & Jado in tag match after Hayabusa pins Jado. In the main event though, Atsushi Onita & Koji Nakagawa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeat Mr. Gannosuke & Yukihiro Kanemura & Hido in a street fight, and after the match Fuyuki & Jado run out to help Gannosuke's group beat down Atsushi Onita and the rest of ZEN. They all leave the ring at the same time and in the locker room announced that Gannosuke's and Fuyuki-gun have formed together to create a new group called "Team No Respect"

January 16, 1998, Team No Respect starts out strong as Mr. Gannosuke & Yukihiro Kanemura & Jado defeat Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Hisakatsu Oya for the FMW 6 Man Street Fight Titles after Jado pins Oya.

Hayabusa is entered in a 8 Man Tournament to see who will be given a shot at the New FMW Double Titles Champion, Mr. Gannosuke on April 30, 1998 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym. Hayabusa's first round opponent is scheduled to be fellow Team FMW member, Masato Tanaka.

February 16, 1998 at Korakuen Hall, Kodo Fuyuki's Fuyuki-gun show, Hayabusa wrestles Kodo Fuyuki, but is beaten, unmasked, and bloodied before he is pinned by Fuyuki's charging lariat.

March 13, 1998 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center show, Hayabusa and Masato Tanaka put on an absolute fantastic match up in the first round which sees Hayabusa defeat Tanaka with a Falcon Arrow to move onto the semi-finals of the tournament for a shot at the FMW Double Titles.

March 16, 1998, Hayabusa's Semi Final opponent in the Tournament is Jado, who has Mr. Gannosuke in his corner for the match. Gannosuke helps out Jado every chance he gets when the ref is not looking until Gannosuke's help backfires and costs Hayabusa the match and the right to wrestle The Gladiator the next day at Korakuen Hall in the Finals.


March 17, 1998 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa wrestles long time rival The Gladiator in the Finals of the Tournament for the right to wrestle Mr. Gannosuke for the FMW Double Titles at the Yokohama Bunka Gym on April 30, 1998. Hayabusa goes all out to finally get revenge on The Gladiator after Gladiator defeated Hayabusa for the FMW Brass Knuckles Title back in the Finals of the Round Robin Tournament on September 26, 1995. Hayabusa sends Gladiator through a table and then flies off the top rope onto the fallen Gladiator, and then as Gladiator has Hayabusa set for the Awesome Bomb off the top rope, Hayabusa turns it into a Hurricanrana and finally puts away Gladiator for the three count to become the Number one contender for Mr. Gannosuke's FMW Double Titles as they finally have their rematch from April 29, 1997 at the Yokohama Arena.

April 21, 1998 at Korakuen Hall, Jinsei Shinzaki finally gets revenge on long time rival Mr. Gannosuke in a street fight as he pins Gannosuke with a Praying Running Powerbomb a week before returning to Michinoku Pro fulltime.

April 26, 1998, Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki lose in a shocker to Yukihiro Kanemura & Jado after Gannosuke comes in the ring and blows fire at Hayabusa which causes Jado to score the upset with a Brainbuster for the win, as everyone quickly runs into the ring to attend to Hayabusa's burns.


April 30, 1998 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym, Hayabusa wrestles Mr. Gannosuke for the FMW Double Titles where Hayabusa dropkicks Gannosuke's knee and causes him to severely injure it. Gannosuke still continues the match and puts on one hell of a performance and the two put on a great showing and both have one of their greatest matches in their career as Hayabusa works on Gannosuke's injured knee, and tries to take out Gannosuke with his highflying moves, while Gannosuke tries grounding Hayabusa and hits Hayabusa with his finishers like the Fire Thunder in front of most of the FMW roster at ringside including Masato Tanaka and Jinsei Shinzaki. The two wrestle for over twenty minutes before Hayabusa hits a picture perfect Phoenix Splash on Gannosuke for the cover and the FMW Double Titles consisting of the FMW Brass Knuckles and Independent Titles.. Hayabusa holds up his newly won titles in glory with his friends and Shinzaki walks off without congratulating Hayabusa while Gannosuke is helped out by his Team No Respect allies and taken to a hospital where he would later find out due to his knee injury he would miss the next 6 months. Hayabusa finally gets his shot as the major player in FMW for the first time since he won the Brass Knuckles Title back on June 26, 1995.

May 1, 1998 at the Tokyo Dome, at All Japan's first ever Tokyo Dome show, Hayabusa teams up with Kentaro Shiga and the legendary Giant Baba to take on Jun Izumida, Kimala II and his tag team partner Jinsei Shinzaki in a 6 man tag. Hayabusa faces Shinzaki who had walked off right after watching Hayabusa win the FMW Double Titles the day before without congratulating him square off several times, trying to get the upper hand on each other, but it is Hayabusa who gets the pinfall victory after pinning Izumida with the 450 Firebird Splash. After everyone walks away from the ring, Hayabusa and Shinzaki stay in the ring and stare at each other and Shinzaki finally shakes Hayabusa's hand to the crowds delight as they walk off together.

May 19, 1998 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa's first Double Titles defense is scheduled against longtime friend Masato Tanaka. The two put on one of the best matches of their respected careers as Tanaka debuts his new reverse DDT off the top rope which he would continue to use on Ezaki in everyone of their matches for the next several years. Hayabusa finally finishes Masato Tanaka off with a Falcon Arrow in a twenty minute plus awesome match.

May 27, 1998 at the Hakata Star Lanes, Kodo Fuyuki & Yukihiro Kanemura defeat Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka for the FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship after Kanemura rolls up long time rival Masato Tanaka to win the Titles.

June 19, 1998 at Korakuen Hall, Masato Tanaka wrestles his last match before going to ECW for the rest of year. Hayabusa announces a mystery partner for the main event who turns out to be Battlarts' wrestler and former FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Champion Daisuke Ikeda. Hayabusa & Daisuke Ikeda & Hisakatsu Oya & Ricky Fuji defeat Kodo Fuyuki & New Team No Respect member Koji Nakagawa & Yukihiro Kanemura & Gedo. Ricky Fuji pins Gedo with a Rolling Brainbuster as it begins The New Team No Respect against Hayabusa's new Phoenix group feud.

June 26, 1998, Hayabusa successfully defends the FMW Double Titles against Yukihiro Kanemura as he on several occasion avoids Kanemura's barbwire baseball bat and puts him away for the victory for his second title defense.

July 10, 1998 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa and partners Daisuke Ikeda & Hisakatsu Oya & Ricky Fuji against Team No Respect in Kodo Fuyuki & Koji Nakagawa & Jado & Gedo in a single elimination match. Hayabusa is the last man left on his team to take on Fuyuki and Nakagawa. Fuyuki quickly holds Hayabusa down and then unmasks him as Nakagawa bloodies him with several shots to the head with a fork, as it seems like Hayabusa is finally going to get revenge as he grabs Nakagawa's fork, and has he goes over to him out of nowhere Nakagawa spits green mist in Hayabusa's face and rolls him up for the victory. In the locker room a frustrated and bloody Hayabusa begins trashing his locker room and begins screaming how is he sick of Team No Respect's crap and no longer going to put up with it.

August 22, 1998 at a Tokyo TV Studio, Ezaki lets out the Darkside of him as he comes out as The Darkside of Hayabusa who refuses to play by the rules in his match against Koji Nakagawa. The Darkside of Hayabusa beats Nakagawa senseless most of the match, and even Tombstone Piledrove his manager Go Ito, but as the Darkside of Hayabusa went to the top rope for a Phoenix Splash, the lights went out and Hayabusa was laid out by someone wearing a Shinzaki outfit who quickly exited as the lights went back on and Nakagawa was on top of The Darkside of Hayabusa for the victory.

September 1, 1998 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center, Hayabusa defends his FMW Double Titles against Hisakatsu Oya who had wrestled with him to a thirty minute time limit draw a month ago in the building in which Oya

September 8, 1998 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa & Daisuke Ikeda defeat Kodo Fuyuki & Yukihiro Kanemura to earn their selves a shot at the FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship. After the match, Fuyuki attacks Hayabusa and demands that he give him a shot at the FMW Double Titles at the Yokohama Bunka Gym on November 20th.

September 20, 1998 at a Fuyuki-gun show which is promoted by Kodo Fuyuki, Hayabusa successfully defends the FMW Double Titles against Team No Respect member Jado after Jado earned the shot by pinned Hayabusa in a tag match back in April, and then defeating Hisakatsu Oya at Korakuen Hall earlier in the month. After Hayabusa puts Jado away for the Title defense, Kodo Fuyuki, Koji Nakagawa, and Gedo all run in and begin to attack Hayabusa as Ricky Fuji runs into make the save for Hayabusa, the bell is rung and it becomes an official handicap match. Fuyuki quickly unmasks Hayabusa as Nakagawa begins to stab him with a forehead as he begins to bleed, Hayabusa is then bodyslammed to the outside by a table, and has to be carried out, thus leaving Ricky Fuji to defend against Fuyuki, Nakagawa, and Gedo all by himself. Fuji survives a couple of minutes and even a Super Powerbomb by Fuyuki as Hayabusa comes back wearing a different mask then earlier to a loud pop, but Fuyuki still manages to put away Hayabusa and pin him after a charging lariat for the win. FMW President Shoichi Arai announces that both Kodo Fuyuki & Koji Nakagawa have earned Double Titles shots for the win. Fuyuki announces that he will let Nakagawa get the first shot on October 6th at Korakuen Hall, and if he doesn't win then Fuyuki will get the next shot on November 20th at the Yokohama Bunka Gym.

Team No Respect then earns the right for both a Title shot at Korakuen Hall on October 6th and the Yokohama Bunka Gym on November 20th.

October 6, 1998 at Korakuen Hall, Koji Nakagawa is granted his shot at the FMW Double Titles against Hayabusa but after a twenty five minute match and a bloody mouth to Hayabusa which causes his mask to be stained with blood, Hayabusa finally pins Koji Nakagawa in a singles match after two years with a Falcon Arrow to successfully defend the FMW Double Titles. Kodo Fuyuki comes out with a champagne bottle which was suppose to be for Nakagawa's Championship victory, instead Fuyuki opens it as it splatters all over Hayabusa's face. Fuyuki announces that he will be the one that will finally take the Titles from Hayabusa on November 20th at the Yokohama Bunka Gym.

October 24, 1998 in new a style of match is debut in FMW called "Come out and Play" where two teams of seven start off in a regular tag team match, once a wrestler is pinned he must go back to the locker room while another wrestler on his team comes out in the match, and it goes like that until all seven members of one team have been eliminated. This match which happens to hold the record for the longest FMW match of all time sees Hayabusa's Team Phoenix wrestle Kodo Fuyuki's Team No Respect and sees Hayabusa come out at the near end of the match, but manages to pin number one contender Kodo Fuyuki with a Firebird 450 Splash to win the match for his team.

October 26, 1998 at Chiba, Hayabusa & Daisuke Ikeda defeat The FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Champions Kodo Fuyuki & Yukihiro Kanemura for the Titles after Ikeda pins Kanemura, they would later have to vacate the titles after Ikeda suffers some health problems later in the year.

November 20, 1998 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym, Kodo Fuyuki is finally given his shot at the FMW Double Titles, and works the hardest he has in years in the match, the match goes over twenty five minutes with Hayabusa hitting his key spots off the turnbuckle, and Fuyuki tossing Hayabusa around the ring. Hayabusa goes for the Phoenix Splash, but completely misses Fuyuki, and it sets up for Fuyuki to hit charging lariat several times which eventually is too much as Kodo Fuyuki gets the pinfall victory on Hayabusa to win the FMW Double Titles.

November 22, 1998, FMW announces a 16 man tournament called "Over The Top" to determine the number one contender for the FMW Double Titles, Hayabusa is put in the first round of the tournament against Gedo as the winner would end up taking on Fuyuki who had put himself in the tournament and Hisakatsu Oya. At this press conference, Hayabusa begins arrogantly speaking how he is glad he will be getting another shot at Fuyuki in the second round on December 13th, and that he will get his revenge by winning the Double Titles against Fuyuki on March 19th in Sapporo which gets Oya very upset with the attitude of that this will just be task for him.

December 5, 1998 in Osaka, In the first round of the "Over the Top" tournament, Hayabusa is almost shockingly upsetted many times by Gedo, but would eventually get the pinfall victory over the Team No Respect and would take on Hisakatsu Oya who had scored a major upset on Fuyuki earlier in the show at the December 13th Korakuen Hall show.

December 13, 1998 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa goes into the second round match of the tournament again very arrogantly against friend Hisakatsu Oya, the two who had put on several classics back in 1995 go back to their style of match with Oya attempting to avoid Hayabusa's high flyer maneuvers, and Hayabusa attempting to avoid Oya's back supplex, as Hayabusa had the offense and was attempting to soften Oya up to get the victory and move on in the tournament, out of nowhere Oya ends up rolling Hayabusa up and getting the pinfall victory. Hayabusa is completely shocked over what had just happened as Oya begins pointing at Hayabusa as the shocked Hayabusa goes over to the corner and still can't believe that he is now out of the Tournament and will not be getting the Double Titles shot in Sapporo.

January 5, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa takes on Tetsuhiro Kuroda who had gone very far in the Over the Top Tournament before being defeated by Oya. The two put on a great showing that includes the two brawling in the crowd and Hayabusa hitting a Hurricanrana on Kuroda causing him to fly down the steps, and as the two fight back to ringside, Hayabusa places chairs on Kuroda, and hits a Moonsault off the guard rail right onto Kuroda. Hayabusa eventually puts away Kuroda with a Falcon Arrow for the victory in a great match.

January 16, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki team together for the first time in a All Japan ring since December 3, 1997 when they challenge Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida for the All Japan All Asian Tag Team Titles. Hayabusa & Shinzaki fail to win the Tag Titles when a very bloody Shinzaki is pinned by Honda with a Powerbomb.

February 13, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa & Shinzaki are granted another shot at the All Japan All Asian Tag Titles, and this time in a match that goes over twenty minutes, Hayabusa & Shinzaki finally manage to come away with the All Asian Tag Titles when Shinzaki pins Honda to become the 65th team to win the Tag Titles, and to be the first non All Japan team to win an All Japan title.

February 16, 1999, Hayabusa and Masato Tanaka defeat the newly formed alliance of Mr. Gannosuke & Hideki Hosaka when Tanaka pins Hosaka with a Roaring Elbow. After the match though, Tanaka gets on the mic and proclaims that he does not want to be aligned with Hayabusa anymore and he will go at it by himself.

February 18, 1999, Kodo Fuyuki defends his Double Titles against Daisuke Ikeda, after the match, Hayabusa comes out and checks on his friend Ikeda, but as he goes in the ring, he is quickly shoved out of the way by Muhammed Yone and other Battlarts members. In a post match interview, Ikeda proclaims that he also know longer wants anything to do with Hayabusa, and that he will now no longer himself with FMW, but instead the promotion he works for in Battlarts.

February 21, 1999 at the Hakata Star Lanes, Hayabusa challenges long time foe and friend Mr. Gannosuke, but this time, Mr. Gannosuke finally gets revenge from the two past defeats as he scores his first pinfall victory on Ezaki since 1993, after the match, Hideki Hosaka and Super Leather congratulate their team mate Gannosuke, and look to do even more damage to the beaten Hayabusa before Kodo Fuyuki who would have to wrestle Gannosuke next month in Sapporo comes out and chases them off, as he just looks as Hayabusa who begins to crawl over to Fuyuki.

February 27, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa and Hisakatsu Oya team up against Mr. Gannosuke and Hideki Hosaka at Korakuen Hall. Oya convinces that he even though they had bad blood from December, that he will still team with him but as it would turn out, it was all a set up as Oya ends up turning his back on Hayabusa and hitting a back supplex on Hayabusa to setup an easy pinfall victory for Gannosuke on him. As Gannosuke, Oya, Hosaka, and Leather begin beating down on Hayabusa, Fuyuki who had been attacked earlier by Gannosuke's group comes out and saves Hayabusa from the beat down. Fuyuki grabs the mic and proclaims they should group up to take out Gannosuke's Outlaws, Hayabusa seeing that all his other friends have left him decides it would be for the better and hugs Fuyuki as a new team is formed and would enter in the FMW Tag Team Tournament to decide the new FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Champions after Hayabusa & Daisuke Ikeda had vacated it earlier in the year. In the main event, Masato Tanaka would defeat Tetsuhiro Kuroda on the show, and after the match, the two agree to form a team and announce that they want a shot at Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki's AJPW All Asian Tag Team Titles at the March 19, 1999 Sapporo show, as well as that they would be entering the Tag Team Tournament.

March 19, 1999 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center Hayabusa and Jinsei Shinzaki defend the All Japan All Asian Tag Titles for the first time as they beat Masato Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda in a great match that would go over thirty minutes before Hayabusa would put away Kuroda with a Falcon Arrow for the pinfall victory.


March 29, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa & Kodo Fuyuki suffer their only non win in a the FMW Tag Tournament as they end up going to a thirty minute time limit draw with Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda. Hayabusa would go on to defeat Koji Nakagawa & Gedo, Mr. Gannosuke & Hisakatsu Oya, Armageddon, Super Leather & Hideki Hosaka, Yukihiro Kanemura & Hido, and Daisuke Ikeda & Muhammed Yone who they defeated at the April 20th Korakuen Hall show to go into the finals of the Tag Tournament for the vacated FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Titles on May 3rd.


May 2, 1999 at the Tokyo Dome for All Japan Retirement show for the Late Giant Baba, Hayabusa teams with Michinoku Pro's The Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV go to a thirty minute time limit draw against All Japan's Manukea Mossman & Yoshinari Ogawa & Masahito Kakihara in a very well received junior heavyweight style match.

May 3, 1999 Hayabusa and his current partner Kodo Fuyuki lost in the final match for the FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Titles which were vacated against Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda as Hayabusa dumps a bucket of water on Fuyuki, which pisses off which results in Fuyuki going berserk on Hayabusa as it looks like their friendship has been broken up.


May 5, 1999 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym, Hayabusa and Jinsei Shinzaki team for the last time in FMW in a match against Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda, with the winner of the pinfall getting a shot at Kodo Fuyuki for the Double Titles later on in the show. The four have a fantastic match as Kuroda ends up hitting Hayabusa with a Lariat out of nowhere to get the pin on Hayabusa which he had been trying for over 6 months to accomplish which allows him a shot at Kodo Fuyuki's Double Titles later in the show.

In the Main event, Kodo Fuyuki comes out with Mr. Gannosuke & Koji Nakagawa & Yukihiro Kanemura & Jado & Gedo & Hido all have reformed Team No Respect which is just too much for Kuroda as Fuyuki beats Kuroda with help from Team No Respect. Right as Fuyuki pins Kuroda, Hayabusa is out and attacks Fuyuki, but Team No Respect lays Hayabusa out and lays him out until Masato Tanaka comes out and chases Fuyuki away as the rest of Team No Respect follows. Hisakatsu Oya and Hideki Hosaka who had been dumped by Gannosuke so that he could rejoin TNR, come out to calm Hayabusa down who begins screaming at the mic as people begin throwing trash allover the ring after the finish they had just seen. Hayabusa, Tanaka, Kuroda, Ricky Fuji, Hideki Hosaka, Hisakatsu Oya and Flying Kid Ichihara all agree to team together to rage war on Team No Respect.


May 31, 1999, at Korakuen Hall, FMW President Shoichi Arai comes out with Kodo Fuyuki and announces that he hired Fuyuki as the new FMW Commissioner. The FMW team start strong on their war with Team No Respect in a 5 on 5 Elimination Match as Kuroda gets a slight revenge by eliminating Fuyuki, Tanaka eliminates Koji Nakagawa, Hideki Hosaka knocks out Yukihiro Kanemura sending him through a table, Mr. Gannosuke is disqualified after a lowblow on Hayabusa, and Hayabusa hits a 450 on Hido for the victory for Team FMW.

June 4, 1999 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center show, Kodo Fuyuki announces that FMW will no longer be associated with any other Japanese promotion for the time being, forcing All Japan to have a match where Takao Omori and Yoshihiro Takayama defeat Hayabusa and Jinsei Shinzaki after Omori pins Shinzaki for the All Japan All Asian Tag Team Championship

June 15, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, Commissioner Kodo Fuyuki abuses his power right at the start for Hayabusa as he announces that after August 25, 1999 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center show, Hayabusa will no longer be allowed to ever wrestle as Hayabusa in the mask and that he will have to go under his real name Eiji Ezaki.

Hayabusa, Masato Tanaka, and Tetsuhiro Kuroda beat Mr. Gannosuke, Yukihiro Kanemura, and Hido in a Ladder Match after Kuroda pins Hido, and due to the pre stipulation before the match, Kodo Fuyuki must eat dog food. As everyone around ringside looks to see if Fuyuki will actually do it, Fuyuki puts the dog food in his mouth, chews it and then spits it all over Hayabusa's face causing Team No Respect and Team FMW to rush the ring and begin attacking each other and throwing bags and bags of dog food all over the ring until TNR bails out.

June 23, 1999, Hayabusa has a meeting with Shoichi Arai to try and overrule Fuyuki's decision, but Shoichi Arai who has been brainwashed by Fuyuki does not allow the overrule.

July 2, 1999 at a meeting, Kodo Fuyuki announces that he will be replacing the FMW Titles with WEW Titles and the first WEW Title will be the WEW 6 Man Tag Titles and there will be a Four Team Round Robin Tournament to decide the seating for the Tournament on July 31, 1999 at Korakuen Hall. Hayabusa will team Masato Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Mr. Gannosuke will team with Yukihiro Kanemura & Jado, Super Leather will team with Armageddon, and Kodo Fuyuki will team with the Tag Team Champions Koji Nakagawa & Gedo.

July 31, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, After having two thirty minute time limit draws with Gannosuke and Fuyuki's team and losing in a major upset to Super Leather's team, Hayabusa's team is forced to open the Tournament with Super Leather and Armageddon as they easily squash them in four minutes after Hayabusa pins Super Leather. Next comes Mr. Gannosuke, Yukihiro Kanemura, and Jado who put up a 20 minute plus fight with Hayabusa's team until Jado gets rolled up by Hayabusa for the win. Next comes Fuyuki's team to take control and win the WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship after Fuyuki pins Hayabusa with a Lariat.


August 20, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa revives the Darkside of Hayabusa character one last time as he dyes his hair orange for the show. He teams up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hisakatsu Oya to take on Team No Respect's Yukihiro Kanemura, Hido, and The Darkside of Hayabusa's number one enemy Koji Nakagawa. In a wild man 6 brawl Hayabusa ends up spitting green mist out at Hido and pinning him with a 450 Fire Bird Splash for the victory.


August 23, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa wins the FMW Brass Knuckles Title for the 3rd time as he defeats Yukihiro Kanemura in Eiji Ezaki's last match at Korakuen Hall. Hayabusa is given a ceremony in which people are allowed to say goodbye to the Hayabusa gimmick as many people give flowers to Hayabusa, including Fuyuki who shakes Hayabusa's hand while presenting him the flowers. Everyone in attendance is allowed to go to the ring and say goodbye to Hayabusa. Hayabusa's friends of Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Hisakatsu Oya, Ricky Fuji, and Flying Kid Ichihara all pick up Hayabusa in the air and begin to lift him up to say goodbye to the Hayabusa gimmick.


August 25, 1999 at the Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center, Hayabusa wrestles his last match against Mr. Gannosuke for the FMW Brass Knuckles Championship which sees Hayabusa and Gannosuke go all out on each other including Gannosuke almost breaking Hayabusa's neck with a Reverse Tombstone off the top rope. In the end, Hayabusa defeats Mr. Gannosuke in his last match with a Falcon Arrow in his last match. Commissioner Kodo Fuyuki comes out to present Hayabusa with flowers again, but this time Fuyuki hits Hayabusa with the flowers and then begins attacking him as Team No Respect jumps in the ring to help as Team FMW comes out to try and make the save but are quickly thrown out of the ring as Gannosuke and Fuyuki beat the crap out of Hayabusa and tie a dog collar around his neck and then take out a pair of scissors and cuts off Hayabusa's mask and then begin to cut off his pants until Ezaki is completely naked in the ring until Sena Wakana runs in and puts a towel over him as Shoichi Arai begs Fuyuki to stop which Fuyuki ignores until Arai covers Ezaki with his own body getting Fuyuki raving mad as Masato Tanaka gets in the ring and goes after both Fuyuki and Gannosuke before they do anymore damage.

Eiji Ezaki even though forced to take off the mask by Kodo Fuyuki's ruling would decide that he would not go by his real name anymore, but by the name H.

August 27, 1999 in Ashikawa, H makes his debut in a 10 Man Elimination Match, where H pins Hido, Jado, Yukihiro Kanemura, and Kodo Fuyuki with the H Edge for the pin. H also dropkicks Gannosuke's knee causing him unable to finish him the match and be transferred to a hospital.

September 3, 1999, H & Masato Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda wrestle Kodo Fuyuki& Yukihiro Kanemura & Hido which sees Mr. Gannosuke comes out in Hayabusa's mask jump on the turnbuckle take off the mask and reveal another mask as he hits H with a flying dropkick off the top rope and begins to attack H as Kuroda pins Hido and Fuyuki and the rest of TNR take off to the back where Gannosuke proclaims himself the Real Hayabusa and that H was just an imposter and to prove he has done a soft core porn flick along with Kodo Fuyuki, Jado, Kanemura, and Porn Star Chocoball Mukai.

September 24, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, H & Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Flying Kid Ichihara & Yoshinori Sasaki beat Hayabusa & Koji Nakagawa & Gedo, and their mystery tag partner who turns out to be Chocoball Mukai, who is a Japanese porn star, who's life long dream was to become a Professional Wrestler. During the match, Hayabusa ties Flying Kid Ichihara's valet Sena Wakana to a Dog collar, and when Chocoball sees what Hayabusa is about to do to her, he quickly pushes Hayabusa out of the way, but is then attacked for his efforts by Gannosuke and gets Super Powerbombed by his partners and left laying. H ends up pinning Gedo with a H Edge and then grabs the mic and challenges Hayabusa to a match where the stipulation wouldn't be something new to Masashi Honda. H challenges Hayabusa to an Anus Explosion match at the next Korakuen Hall show where the winner would get to set the other wrestlers ass on fire just like in June 1991 when Ezaki and Honda were force to set each others ass on fire in the Dojo.

October 29, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, H and Hayabusa wrestle in a Anus Exploding Match, the two brawl around the building the whole match until Hayabusa locks H to the turnbuckle with handcuffs and then pulls down his pants and lights and explodes H's ass with a bottle rocket, until Naohiko Yamazaki finally manages to get the key and unlock H as Hayabusa runs off laughing at the experience Ezaki just went through. Later in the show, Hayabusa comes out with a baseball bat and calls out Kodo Fuyuki for costing him several matches earlier in the month, but instead H shows up and goes right after Hayabusa as the begin to brawl all over the arena into the crowd and even onto the announcing table until they are finally separated.


November 23, 1999 at the Yokohama Arena, H finally wrestles Hayabusa in the Main Event of the show with former WWE World Champion Shawn Michaels as the Special Referee. The two put on a very good, solid match which has Hayabusa early in the match many times attempt cheap shot referee Shawn Michaels before being Super kicked to a very loud pop from the fans in the arena. As Hayabusa is down, Shawn goes over to Hayabusa and begins to pull off his mask, but H quickly goes over and stops Michaels from doing so. As H is holding Shawn Michaels back, Hayabusa gets up and looks over both of them and then takes off his mask to finally reveal Mr. Gannosuke under the mask. H and Gannosuke go at it for the rest of the match, with Gannosuke actually hitting a reverse piledriver off the apron onto the outside. Gannosuke then hits many supplexs on H and even brings back the Fire Thunder but still only gets a two count. H then takes the offense and hits an H Edge on Gannosuke, and brings back many of his old Hayabusa moves including the 450 Firebird Splash and the Falcon Arrow, before he finally puts Gannosuke away with a Phoenix Splash for the three count by Shawn Michaels. Shawn Michaels then grabs the mic and congratulates them on a great match, and then tells Gannosuke to be a man and shake Ezaki's hand for great sportsmanship. H puts his hand out, as everyone in the crowd looks at Gannosuke to see if he will do what he did on April 29, 1997at the Yokohama Arena and attack Ezaki after putting his hand out in friendship. But Gannosuke this time does shake Ezaki's hand. Gannosuke then grabs the mic and proclaims that he will not apologize for what he has done. H replies with telling Honda that it doesn't matter right now, all that matters right now is that, is that the moment has come that the past is behind them now they're together once again.

December 1, 1999 in Osaka, Eiji Ezaki teams up with Masashi Honda for the first time since their early preliminary days years ago as they defeat the WEW Tag Team Champions Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hisakatsu Oya for the WEW World Tag Team Championship after H hits the H Thunder on Kuroda for the pinfall victory, as H and Gannosuke celebrate the mark of their new Tag Team with the Tag Team Titles. Before the match Masato Tanaka makes it clear backstage to reporters that he is disgusted that H is friends with Gannosuke after all Gannosuke had done to him in years past, he forgives him just like that and goes back to being his friend.

December 3, 1999 Nagoya, H & Mr. Gannosuke team with Masato Tanaka in a 6 man match against Kintaro Kanemura, Koji Nakagawa and Gedo. H ends up defeating Gedo with an H Edge but not before Masato Tanaka was very clear that he did not want to team with either of them and walks out of the match instead of celebrating with H and Gannosuke.


December 11, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hisakatsu Oya are granted a rematch for the WEW Tag Team Titles against H & Mr. Gannosuke, but the Tag Team Champions are again too much for Kuroda and Oya as Gannosuke hits Oya with the Fire Thunder for the victory to retain the Tag Titles. The four congratulated on a great performance, as Tetsuhiro Kuroda announces that he will get a victory over H & Gannosuke with Masato Tanaka as his partner the next day.

December 12, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, Tetsuhiro Kuroda teams up with WEW World Champion Masato Tanaka to take on H & Mr. Gannosuke in a non title match, and again the team of H & Mr. Gannosuke are too much for the former FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Champions as they defeat Tanaka & Kuroda after H debuts his new finisher the H Thunder on Kuroda for the victory in a great match. As the four look to shake hands, Tanaka grabs the mic and trashes H for forgiving Gannosuke so easily after all the two had been through in years past, and that H & Gannosuke were idiots and FMW is turning into a promotion for pussies with guys like them as Tag Team Champions. Tanaka would go and side with ECW's Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten as they leave together while Kuroda shakes hands with H and Gannosuke and shows that he sides with them.

January 5, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Kodo Fuyuki returns to FMW as the leader of ECW Japan with Kyoko Inoue, Pitbull # 1, and Balls Mahoney who defeat H, Mr. Gannosuke, Hisakatsu Oya, and Ricky Fuji in a bloody battle after Fuyuki pins Ricky. Fuyuki claims that Kyoko Inoue is the person he scouted in the group, and if anyone has a problem with that then bring it on. H would grab the mic and say that he'll run Fuyuki out of FMW again.

January 8, 2000, H suffers an humiliating lost in a tag match with Mr. Gannosuke against Kodo Fuyuki and Kyoko Inoue as he pinned FMW newcomer and women's wrestler Kyoko Inoue after Balls Mahoney interferes to setup the upset victory. This makes Kodo Fuyuki and Kyoko Inoue the number 1 contenders for the WEW Tag Team Titles.


February 18, 2000 in the Kawasaki Club Citta, H gets even with Balls Mahoney in a bloody Street Fight where H loses more blood than he possibly ever has lost in his career and still manages to beat Mahoney after Gannosuke causes Fuyuki and Inoue not to interfere to let H get the win.

February 25, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Kodo Fuyuki & Kyoko Inoue defeat H & Mr. Gannosuke for the WEW Tag Team Championship after Chocoball Mukai who had told everyone he would pay his dues and train in the FMW Dojo before returning the ring helps turns on FMW and joins with Fuyuki's ECW Japan, with all the confusion Fuyuki would end up rolling Gannosuke up for the three count and the victory to win the WEW Tag Titles from H & Mr. Gannosuke.


March 27, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, H takes on Kyoko Inoue, and gives her the beating of a life time. Kyoko still manages to kick out of many Earlier in the show, Mr. Gannosuke is hospitalized and H took over his spot in a WEW 6 Man Tag match where Team No Respect's Koji Nakagawa, Jado, and Gedo defeat H, Yoshinori Sasaki, and Naohiko Yamazaki when Jado pins Yamazaki. In the main event, Masato Tanaka who had left FMW for ECW a few months earlier returns and runs in and attacks Tetsuhiro Kuroda, H runs in and Tanaka attacks him as well. Fuyuki takes it as if Tanaka had joined his ECW Japan, but Fuyuki gets knocked out as well and claims that ECW Japan is dead, and he is starting his group that will represent the real ECW along with Balls Mahoney and Crazy Boy to takeover FMW. Mr. Gannosuke is hospitalized and H takes over his spot in a WEW 6 Man Tag match where Team No Respect's Koji Nakagawa, Jado, and Gedo defeat H, Yoshinori Sasaki, and Naohiko Yamazaki when Jado pins Yamazaki.

April 3, 2000 in Zepp Sapporo, Fuyuki states that if he does not win the next two days, he will retire for good from Pro Wrestling. On the first show, H wrestles Kodo Fuyuki in a singles match for the first time since their Yokohama Bunka Gym November 20, 1998 match, and this match sees the same result as a fan of Chocoball Mukai's fan interferes and helps Fuyuki get the pin on H.

April 4, 2000 in Zepp Sapporo, In a Come out and Play match up, H comes in for the FMW's Team as their last hope for Fuyuki to finally retire, and easily puts away Chocoball Mukai in sixteen seconds, and then goes on to defeat Kyoko Inoue right after, and then shocks everyone as he defeats Kodo Fuyuki, causing the FMW team to win the match, and Kodo Fuyuki who along with Kyoko Inoue and Chocoball Mukai are kicked out ECW Japan as Fuyuki is forced to retire once and for all but would end up lying about his retirement.

April 11, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, H teams up with the returning Mr. Gannosuke to wrestle Masato Tanaka and Balls Mahoney. As H is posing at the top rope, Balls Mahoney sneaks attacks him and hits a Nutcracker off the top rope which seems to seriously injure H. Yoshinori Sasaki carries Hayabusa off to the locker room as Mr. Gannosuke is to be double teamed by Mahoney and Tanaka before Kodo Fuyuki comes out to help Gannosuke through the match, but as the match goes on Fuyuki is laid out as well and as it seems like Gannosuke is back to defending against himself out of nowhere to a loud pop out comes Hayabusa with mask and all to help Gannosuke out. As the crowd goes nuts, but the return of Hayabusa doesn't seem to help as Tanaka hits a Diamond Dust on Hayabusa and covers for the win which was Tanaka's first pinfall win over Ezaki going back to their early days of their career when they wrestled in opening preliminary matches back in 1993.

April 28, 2000 in the locker room H shows everyone a invitation from him to Jinsei Shinzaki to show up for his May 5th Komazawa match against Masato Tanaka.


May 5, 2000 at the Komazawa Olympic Gym, Eiji Ezaki returns as Hayabusa in his main event match against Masato Tanaka. Jinsei Shinzaki appears before the match to take a seat and watch the match. Ezaki goes all out against his former friend by delivering all the Hayabusa signature moves such as the Falcon Arrow, Firebird Splash, and Phoenix Splash while taking a beating from a Powerbomb into a table and a Powerbomb to the outside onto a table, and even kicking out of an Awesome Bomb done by Masato Tanaka as well as the Roaring Elbow and the Diamond Dust before Hayabusa hits Tanaka with a H Thunder for the win. After the match Ezaki takes off the mask as Jinsei Shinzaki walks off and begins to issue a future challenge to Fuyuki for the WEW World Title.


May 28, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, the new WEW World Champion Kodo Fuyuki referees a three way dance between H and his friends Mr. Gannosuke and Tetsuhiro Kuroda to see who will become the number1 contender for the WEW World Title. Gannosuke who had suffered a leg injury earlier in the month, walks to the ring on crutches. H and Kuroda do battle the majority of the time, as they fight outside in the ring, and into the crowd where H hits a Hurricanrana on Kuroda on the concrete. Gannosuke spends majority of the time watching the match and sometimes helping either H or Kuroda double team the other. Kuroda begins getting frustrated at Gannosuke and begins kicking and attacking the cast on his injured leg. H takes this as an opportunity to try and rollup Kuroda for the win as Kodo Fuyuki does a extreme fast count but only gets a two. H and Kuroda then begin trading off pinfall attempts as Kodo Fuyuki begins giving some of the fastest two counts ever until H hits a Hurricanrana on Kuroda for the very fast 3 count for the elimination. But as H stands from pinning Kuroda, Gannosuke goes over to the corner, grabs his crutches and smashes it over H's back as Gannosuke pins H, and Fuyuki jumps on Gannosuke backs to make sure to get the 3 count for the Gannosuke victory. H grabs the mic as Fuyuki and Gannosuke are all smiles, as H begins screaming that this decision better not stand with such a biased referee. FMW President Shoichi Arai comes out with Kyoko Inoue & Koji Nakagawa & Chocoball Mukai and grabs the mic and says that the referee decision is final and says maybe H should concentrate less on being such an egotistical bastard and learn how to win a match every once in awhile which causes H to go right after Arai, but is attacked by friends Hideki Hosaka & Yoshinori Sasaki as Mr. Gannosuke and others begin beating on H and Tetsuhiro Kuroda. Hosaka & Sasaki hold H up as Fuyuki claims this new group of wrestlers Shin Fuyuki-gun and goes over and slaps H in the face, followed by a slap from Shoichi Arai which pisses off H enough to go get away from Hosaka& Sasaki and go right after Arai, as Hisakatsu Oya & Naohiko Yamazaki& Flying Kid Ichihara & Ricky Fuji run into the ring to help out H and Kuroda. Ricky quickly goes over after Arai after not trusting Arai in the first place because of what happen last August and throws Arai down and along with Oya begins choking Arai out as all of Shin Fuyuki-gun try and pull them off of the boss and retreats. Arai backstage explains how Ricky Fuji just made the worst mistake of his life.

May 30, 2000, Koji Nakagawa who had turned on Team No Respect on May 28 at Korakuen Hall and joined Shin Fuyuki-gun debuts his new gimmick after the name of a legendary thief in Japan named GOEMON. During the match H hurts his knee causing him to miss a couple of house shows, which would be the first set of shows Ezaki had missed since November 20, 1997.

June 6, 2000, As Ricky Fuji is at the souvenir stand signing autographs, Shin Fuyuki-gun come over and attack Ricky and quickly tie him up and throw him into their fan and take off with him. Shin Fuyuki-gun throw Ricky into a basement where they throw him some grub and begin taking pictures of Ricky all tied up as Fuyuki announces that they will blow up Ricky Fuji if Hand his partner are not successful against himself and GOEMON at the June 16thKorakuen Hall show.

June 8, 2000 H announces that he will team up wit "Hayabusa" at the June 16th Korakuen Hall show.

June 16, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, through out the entire show, Mr. Gannosuke is shown with a tied up Ricky Fuji as he begins mocking the tied up Ricky, and begins to get ready to explode Ricky once Fuyuki and GOEMON win the match. H comes out as the Darkside of H to do battle with Kodo Fuyuki and GOEMON without Hayabusa as his partner, and as a result the is double teamed throughout the entire match and a bloodied mess until Genichiro Tenryu comes out in the Hayabusa mask and costume to answer Fuyuki's challenge to him at the May 5th show. Tenryu quickly knocks GOEMON out with a chair and begins beating on Fuyuki and hits Fuyuki with a Powerbomb as H goes to the top and hits a Firebird 450 Splash on Fuyuki for the victory. As H is celebrating and Hayabusa walks off, the big screen shows a huge explosion as the shocked crowd and H figure out what just happen to Ricky. The crowd begins chanting "Sexy Storm" as H runs out of the arena looking to find his friend.


June 21, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Mr. Gannosuke comes out and announces that he didn't have the guts to actually explode Ricky, as he took off with Ricky before the explosion took place. GOEMON comes out and begins arguing at Gannosuke that he didn't get the job done and that Ricky Fuji is still alive as a result.. H is scheduled to team with Hayabusa, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and a mystery partner against Shin Fuyuki-guns Kodo Fuyuki, Mr. Gannosuke, GOEMON, and Kyoko Inoue. The mystery partner turns out to be Ricky Fuji who goes after GOEMON and Mr. Gannosuke while Hayabusa and Fuyuki goat it, as Hayabusa pulls off his mask to reveal Genichiro Tenryu who again lays out Fuyuki for the Firebird Splash by H on Fuyuki for the win.

July22, 2000, H & Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeat The Samoans, after the match, H gets on the mic and announces that this is his last match as H, and that starting tomorrow he will return as Hayabusa for good.

July23, 2000 at the Differ Ariake, Eiji Ezaki becomes Hayabusa permanently is given his WEW World Title shot after pinning Fuyuki at the June 16th Korakuen Hall tag match, but he must defeat all 10 members of Shin Fuyuki-gun to win the Title. He quickly puts away Chocoball Mukai in seconds, and then puts away new Shin Fuyuki-gun member Flying Kid Ichihara who is on crutches in seconds as well, and then quickly defeats Shin Fuyuki-gun members Kintaro Kanemura & Yoshinori Sasaki& Hideki Hosaka & Kyoko Inoue & GOEMON in minutes, as well as knocking out Mr. Gannosuke and causing him to not even be able to compete before the bell rings for the match to start. Kodo Fuyuki then comes out and is quickly attacked by Hayabusa. Fuyuki has all members of his group throw Hayabusa into the crowd and begin to beating him down with chairs to make it an easy win for Fuyuki. But as Fuyuki begins to attempt a Charging Lariat, Masato Tanaka comes back from his near three month absence and lays Fuyuki with a Roaring Elbow a she goes back to Team FMW. But as Hayabusa goes to the top rope and hits a 450Splash, Jinsei Shinzaki also makes his return to FMW, but this time to attack Hayabusa and hit him with a Praying Powerbomb, as he leaves and sets up Fuyuki for the charging lariat and the pinfall over Hayabusa as he successfully defends the WEW World Title.


July 28, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa teams with the returning Masato Tanaka & Hisakatsu Oya against Kodo Fuyuki & Jinsei Shinzaki & Mr. Gannosuke. Shinzaki & Gannosuke beat on Hayabusa throughout the whole match and mock him as they do every key Hayabusa/Shinzaki tag team spot on Hayabusa, as well as both of them hitting a Praying Powerbombs on him. But as Gannosuke grew more and more confidence with teaming with his former hated rival, the more he was surprised when he attempted to throw Shinzaki into the corner to hit Hayabusa, but was instead swung the other side of the ring and then hit with a flying backwards kick to the head and then hit again with flying kick to the head, this time by both Hayabusa & Shinzaki as the crowd began to go nuts that Hayabusa & Shinzaki were back together as friends. Shinzaki then hit Gannosuke with a Praying Powerbomb and was followed by with a 450 Firebird Splash by Hayabusa for the pinfall and victory over Mr. Gannosuke.

August 28, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Jinsei Shinzaki is stuck in traffic and is unable to participate in his match with Masato Tanaka against Kintaro Kanemura and GOEMON, so Japanese Independent Wrestler Onryo replaces him in his FMW debut but falls victim to a Kanemura Thunder Fire Power Bomb for the lost, seconds after the match ends, Shinzaki finally makes it to the arena and quickly runs to the ring as quick as he can, but is ambushed by Gannosuke, Kanemura, and GOEMON and is triple teamed and receives a bloody beat down before Hayabusa runs out to make the save for his friend. Hayabusa quickly knocks out Kanemura and GOEMON. Hayabusa then goes at Mr. Gannosuke as their scheduled main event for the right to have Hayabusa get another shot at Kodo Fuyuki's WEW World Championship Title starts. Gannosuke has the early advantage through the match as Kanemura and GOEMON interfere throughout the match, just when Hayabusa seems like he's going to get an offensive started, Kodo Fuyuki comes out and helps on the outside interference, including a Triple Team Powerbomb off the top rope which sets Gannosuke to hit a picture perfect Thunder Fire, but still only gets a two as Gannosuke picks Hayabusa up, and Kanemura grabs a chair and climbs the top rope, Jinsei Shinzaki runs back out and sends Kanemura flying off the top rope, this distracts Gannosuke and allows Hayabusa to hit him with a reverse flying kick to the head. Hayabusa quickly picks Gannosuke up and holds him as Shinzaki hits a Praying shoulder block off the top rope. Shinzaki quickly knocks down GOEMON, and then hits a super kick to the head on Fuyuki sending him out of the ring, as Hayabusa and Shinzaki hit some of their signature tag team moves before Hayabusa picks Gannosuke up and hits him with a H Thunder for the three count on his former best friend.

September 21, 2000 at the Sapporo Green Dome, the 15,000 Volt Thunderbolt Cage Death Match starts as Kodo Fuyuki throws his jacket at the cage which sets off a huge explosion as the bell rings which stuns Hayabusa and sets up Fuyuki to hit a Charging Lariat on Hayabusa as Fuyuki attempts to get the cover in a matter of seconds, but Hayabusa manages to quickly kick out. The two battle for several minutes which has them both throw each other into the cage setting off huge explosions until they both end up sending each other to the cage setting off another huge explosions which knocks out Fuyuki. Hayabusa smelling the end is near goes for the H Edge which Fuyuki kicks out of, and then hits a 450 Firebird Splash on Fuyuki for the cover and the victory in the Thunderbolt Cage as he becomes the number one contender for the WEW World Championship once again while Fuyuki is rushed into an ambulance and taken to the Sapporo hospital from the all the pain the explosions brought.


September 26, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa prepares to do battle against Kodo Fuyuki in the first ever Japanese sixty minute Iron man match. The two go to the mat to start things off slowly in the first few minutes, but then at the twenty minute mark begin trying to finish each other one off with signature moves before Fuyuki gets the first win with a Charging Lariat, Fuyuki smelling blood and sees how warn out and tired Hayabusa already is, goes for another Charging Lariat and gets another pinfall over Hayabusa minutes later. A few minutes later, Fuyuki begins to get tired and begins to make a few mistakes causing Hayabusa to get the offense and allowing Hayabusa to get his first pinfall as he hits the H Thunder on Fuyuki. Fuyuki comes back minutes later as Hayabusa is unmasked and then cut up to the head with a piece of a table outside the ring. Fuyuki comes back in the ring to make it as the referee begins to count them out, Fuyuki waits for the tired Hayabusa to attempt to come back in the ring, and then as Hayabusa slowly climbs up to the apron, Fuyuki hits a Charging Lariat sending Hayabusa back to the floor and allows the referee to count Hayabusa out, to give Fuyuki a 3-1 advantage. As Fuyuki sends Hayabusa back in the ring, he hits a supplex on Hayabusa who lands on his feet and attempts to hit a palm strike on Fuyuki, but Fuyuki grabs Hayabusa by the arms and attempts another supplex which Hayabusa rolls Fuyuki up with a Fuyuki Special 2 for the three count and the cut down on Fuyuki's lead. Fuyuki quickly takes Hayabusa down after that and then puts Hayabusa in a Fuyuki Special 1 submission maneuver which Hayabusa grabs the ropes to break the submission. As Fuyuki lets go and begins to pick up Hayabusa, out of nowhere Hayabusa spits red mist into Fuyuki's face blinding him as Hayabusa hits a spinning heel kick and then sets Fuyuki up next to the turnbuckle for a 450 Firebird Splash for the pinfall to tie everything up with about 15 minutes to go in the hour. The tired two begin trading signature finishing moves before Fuyuki brings Hayabusa to outside where they begin to brawl into the crowd as Fuyuki Powerbombs Hayabusa through the FMW announcing table. Fuyuki then quickly throws Hayabusa back in the ring, but still can only get a two count. Both men out of breath try everything they got the last 10 minutes, as Hayabusa even attempts a Charging Lariat of his own which Fuyuki blocks. With a few minutes left Fuyuki begins several Charging Lariats out of desperation, but Hayabusa manages to kick out of everyone. With thirty seconds left, Fuyuki attempts a Powerbomb, which Hayabusa blocks, but Fuyuki turns it into a sunset flip for one last chance at a victory which Hayabusa kicks out and turns over for a pinfall attempt at his own, but still only gets a two. With only 10 seconds left, Hayabusa gets up and hits an H Edge on Fuyuki with only seconds left at one last chance at the pinfall, but as Fuyuki kicks out at two, the 60 minute time expires as both wrestlers wrestle to a draw. After the match, as they both try to catch their breath, they both get up, shake each others hand and hug. Hayabusa grabs the mic and asks for one more chance, which Fuyuki agrees to at the November 12, 2000 Yokohama Bunka Gym show.

October 10, 2000 at the Hakata Star Lanes, in a rematch from the 5/27/98 Hakata Star Lanes match, Hayabusa teams up with Masato Tanaka against Kodo Fuyuki and Kintaro Kanemura, where Hayabusa and Tanaka get their long awaited revenge against the former New Footloose as Hayabusa pins Kanemura with a 450 Firebird Splash. After the match, Hayabusa grabs the mic and announces because of both injuries that he has received to his arms throughout the past five and half years with all the highflying, he will need surgery on both arms which will cause him to be out of action for 6 months after the 11/12 Yokohama Bunka Gym show against Fuyuki, he announced he would return at the FMW 5/5/01Show.


October 29, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa teams up with Onryo to do battle against Kodo Fuyuki & GOEMON, Fuyuki & GOEMON attack Hayabusa's right arm throughout the whole match after cutting it open with GOEMON's fork the entire match. GOEMON even spit red mist into Hayabusa's face blinding him before going back after Hayabusa's arm. In the end, Hayabusa would get revenge as Onryo knocked out GOEMON, and Hayabusa hit a Firebird 450 Splash on Fuyuki for the cover and the win. After the match, Fuyuki would attack Hayabusa's injured arms once again trying to softened them up for their Yokohama Bunka Gym match on November 12th.


November 12, 2000 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym, Hayabusa wrestles his last match for the next 6 months against Kodo Fuyuki for the WEW World Championship. Fuyuki spends a majority of the match taking it to Hayabusa on the mat going after Hayabusa's injured arms. Hayabusa doesn't have any of it though as he hits Fuyuki with all his key Hayabusa highflying spots, but a missed Phoenix Splash signals the end for Hayabusa as Fuyuki comes back with several Charging Lariats before putting away Hayabusa to end their feud. Fuyuki shakes hands with Hayabusa and takes off with his belts as Hayabusa says goodbye to the fans until 2001. But as Hayabusa is shaking hands with all the fans, Tetsuhiro Kuroda who had been in the ring since Fuyuki won the match goes over to Hayabusa in the middle of the ring to shake his hand, and as Hayabusa shakes Kuroda's hand, out of nowhere Kuroda kicks Hayabusa in the gut and hits Hayabusa with a Technan Buster DDT and grabs the mic and claims that he doesn't care how long Hayabusa will be out, and that he will be the new ace of the promotion! Kuroda takes off to a loud chant of boo's by the fan as Hayabusa lays in the middle of the ring completely knocked out, before the new FMW Dojo students run in to the ring and pick up Hayabusa and help him to the back.
November 22,2000, Eiji Ezaki has an successful double elbow surgery to heal both his injured arms after the pain they had started to cause him after years of doing highflying maneuvers.

December 20, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa returns to an event for the first time since the double arm reconstructive surgery where he watches Kodo Fuyuki, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and Kintaro Kanemura battle Masato Tanaka, Jado, and Gedo in a Barbwire Street Fight, also doing color commentating is Masashi Honda as Mr. Gannosuke had been retired from wrestling after a lost to Tetsuhiro Kuroda on November 12th at the Yokohama Bunka Gym. After Kuroda got the pinfall victory over Jado with the Technan Buster DDT, he calls Hayabusa to the ring who had been sitting at ringside watching the match, Kuroda begins to mock Hayabusa and make fun of him, as well as screaming "CHICKEN! CHICKEN!" as Hayabusa rips the mask off and goes to the ring, before Honda comes up to Ezaki and holds him back as Kuroda continues to call him to the ring, as Ezaki and Honda leave together.

February 6, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa makes his second appearance since the surgery. Along with The Masked Sumo who had made his first appearance in FMW earlier in the show came out to confront Kuroda after the whole 12/20 Korakuen incident. As the two confronted each other, The Masked Sumo would turn on Hayabusa and the two beat down that would result in Kuroda getting a folding chair and pillmanizing one of Hayabusa's injured arms. As Team Kuroda would walk off celebrating their accomplishments and left the injured Hayabusa laying in the ring, all of a sudden the Michinoku Pro theme played and out came The Great Sasuke who went to the ring and helped Hayabusa up. There was a few tense seconds where they stared at each other, but they would end up leaving together.


February 23, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Mammoth Sasaki take on Kodo Fuyuki & Great Sasuke. As the match is going on, Kuroda has the advantage on Sasuke, when all of a sudden Hayabusa runs out all decked out in the Hayabusa uniform to the ring and begins to attack Kuroda and all the members of Team Kuroda sitting at ringside, which distracts Kuroda and allows Sasuke to get the rollup pinfall victory on Kuroda. Thus setting up The Great Sasuke vs. Tetsuhiro Kuroda at the next Korakuen Hall show. Hayabusa will be returning at the FMW 5/5/01 Kawasaki Stadium show from his double elbow re-constructive surgery, and will most likely be facing Tetsuhiro Kuroda in his return match.

April 1, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Shoichi Arai agrees to reinstate Mr. Gannosuke back into FMW earlier in the show. In the Main Event, Hayabusa comes down to sit down to watch Kodo Fuyuki put up his WEW World Title on the line against Tetsuhiro Kuroda, during the match Fuyuki sets Kuroda for Fuyuki with the Muscle Buster when all of a sudden Gannosuke's music plays and out comes Gannosuke with a chair who charges the ring and begins swinging it at Fuyuki. Kuroda gets up and notices what Gannosuke is doing and charges right at him eye to eye before both of them notice Fuyuki getting up and both hitting him with a Double Drop kick as Hayabusa gets up and attacks Gannosuke, Fuyuki is back up and charges right at Kuroda, but Kuroda blocks the clothesline and turns it into the Gannosuke Clutch for the victory to win the WEW World Title. Kuroda and Gannosuke then begin to double team on Hayabusa as The Great Sasuke runs out to help out Hayabusa. Sasuke clears the ring of Kuroda, Gannosuke, and the rest of Team Kuroda and helps get Hayabusa out of the ring. Hayabusa grabs the mic and issues a challenge for their upcoming Kawasaki Stadium match in a tag team match between Hayabusa and Great Sasuke against Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Mr. Gannosuke.

April 15, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Kodo Fuyuki announces the Tag Team match for Kawasaki Stadium as a Exploding Octagon Cage Death Match between Hayabusa& Sasuke against Kuroda & Gannosuke. As Hayabusa is going to the building talking to the camera man, out of nowhere a motorcycle comes from behind running over his foot knocking him and the camera man down. Later in the show, Team Kuroda scores a victory over Sasuke, GOEMON, and Onryo when Kuroda pins Onryo with the Technan Buster. Team Kuroda begins to beat down on Sasuke as Hayabusa begins to play, but instead of Hayabusa comes out to make a save, Shinjuku Shark and Azusa Kudo have the injured Hayabusa and throw him in the ring to have Kuroda and Gannosuke beat down on the both of them including Gannosuke tearing off Sasuke's mask and putting it on as the two mock the injured and beaten down Hayabusa and The Great Sasuke.


May 5, 2001 at Kawasaki Stadium, Hayabusa returns from his reconstructive double arm surgery to team up with The Great Sasuke to wrestle WEW World Champion Tetsuhiro Kuroda and fellow Team Kuroda member Mr. Gannosuke in a Exploding Octagon Cage Death Match on the 10 Year Anniversary of Eiji Ezaki's debut match. The four battle around the ring with Hayabusa mostly fighting Gannosuke and Kuroda and Sasuke fighting. Hayabusa would be the first to be thrown into the explosions after being shoved into it by Gannosuke. Hayabusa and Gannosuke would begin battling on the outside before both hitting the side of the cage for another explosion as the entire ring blows up at the same time. Both Hayabusa and Gannosuke are knocked out for along time as Sasuke and Kuroda begin battling as the ring is filled with dust going everywhere as Hayabusa climbs in the ring and throws the knocked out Gannosuke in the ring as well. Hayabusa begins to go for the pin on Gannosuke and tries for an H Bottom when Gannosuke comes out of nowhere and gets a Gannosuke Clutch on Hayabusa but only gets a two count. Hayabusa then sets up Gannosuke for a 450 Fire Bird Splash which Gannosuke kicks out. Hayabusa finally finishes Gannosuke off with an H Thunder for the pinfall victory in his return match and his 10th year anniversary of his pro debut in FMW match. Gannosuke and Kuroda barely are able to walk out of the ring to the back as Hayabusa pulls off his mask and announces that he is now back.

May 11, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa makes his return to Korakuen Hall by teaming with friends Hisakatsu Oya and Ricky Fuji to take on Team Kuroda's Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Mr. Gannosuke, and Mammoth Sasaki, during the match Gannosuke and Kuroda have a miscommunication as Gannosuke accidentally clotheslines Kuroda allowing Hayabusa to hit the 450 Fire Bird Splash for the pinfall victory over the WEW World Champion Tetsuhiro Kuroda making Hayabusa the Number 1 contender for the WEW World Title going into the May 22nd Sapporo Green Dome show. Gannosuke and Kuroda argue after the match blaming the other for the lost.

May 22, 2001 at the Sapporo Green Dome, Hayabusa challenges his rival Tetsuhiro Kuroda for the WEW World Championship in a Barbwire Landmine Death Match with Kodo Fuyuki as the Special Referee. The two work some basic spots at the beginning until Hayabusa climbs up the top rope and is caught by Kuroda who drops on the turnbuckle causing Hayabusa to fall right into the Landmine setting off a huge explosion. Hayabusa would manage to get into the ring before Fuyuki would count him out, and Kuroda would begin to go to work on Hayabusa but Hayabusa would eventually kick him out to the apron and as Hayabusa attempted to throw Kuroda into the Landmines, Kuroda would hold on to the ropes for dear life until Hayabusa quickly jumps on the top rope and delivers a dropkick off the top rope sending Kuroda into the landmine setting off a even bigger explosion on that side, as Kuroda finally begins to make his way up, Hayabusa doesn't wait any longer for Kuroda to get back in the ring, and Hayabusa does a running tope con Hilo from the top rope onto Kuroda. The two manage to make their way back in as Kuroda shows obvious pain from the explosion but still manages to go right at it with Hayabusa until Mr. Gannosuke runs in the ring and tries to attack Kuroda, but Fuyuki is there to tries getting Gannosuke out of the ring, Fuyuki goes onto the apron trying to pull Gannosuke out of the ring, but Hayabusa and Kuroda double dropkick Gannosuke who hits Fuyuki and causes Fuyuki to fall into the landmine setting off another explosion. Kanemura quickly runs in and throws Gannosuke out of the ring and begins brawling him to the back as Kuroda hits the Technan Buster DDT on Hayabusa but Fuyuki is still laying on the barbwire covered landmine. Kuroda attempts to throw Hayabusa into the last remaining landmine outside of the ring, but as Hayabusa gets throw to the apron he brings Kuroda along with him and the two begin punching at each other on the apron until Kuroda clotheslines Hayabusa causing them both fall into the landmine setting off the final explosion as Fuyuki finally begins to get up and back into the ring. Both Hayabusa and Kuroda manage to get back in the ring in time and Kuroda begins going for the win by hitting Lariat after Lariat on Hayabusa for a close two count each time until Hayabusa finally ducks a lariat and hits a Tiger Supplex which Kuroda immediately gets up to and hits another clothesline for another close count by Fuyuki. Again, Kuroda goes for another clothesline but Hayabusa again ducks it and kicks Kuroda right in the head and then hits an H Thunder which surprises everyone as Kuroda manages to be the first person to kick out of the H Thunder. Hayabusa ends up hitting a German supplex on Kuroda and then sets him up and hits the 450 Fire Bird Splash and hits the H Thunder for the three count by Fuyuki for the victory and Hayabusa finally wins the WEW World Title the first major title won by Hayabusa since August 23, 1999 when he won the FMW Brass Knuckles Title for the last time in one of the best matches in Hayabusa's career.

June 8, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, FMW announcer Shoichi Arai is in the ring when FMW's Commissioner Kodo Fuyuki comes out with many business associate Stuart Levy from Tokyo pop. Fuyuki announces that he has a major announcement and wants the entire FMW locker room to come out. Hayabusa is the first one out to see what is going on. Kodo Fuyuki announces that with permission from FMW Vice President Yoshida he is going to buy FMW from under Shoichi Arai and has the money from Tokyo Pop to do so, and wants the entire FMW roster to join with him. Everyone thinking they have no choice but to do sides with Fuyuki besides Hayabusa who sticks with Shoichi Arai and Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Ricky Fuji who side at individual corners of the ring. Arai announces that he still owns 48% of FMW, where as Kodo Fuyuki has only bought 47% of the stock with the backing of Stuart Levy, and Hayabusa had bought 5% of the stock so Fuyuki does not have enough control to give the promotion to Tokyo pop and then asks all the wrestlers to come back if they want to side with FMW instead of Fuyuki. Ricky Fuji, Hisakatsu Oya, GOEMON, Azusa Kudo, Naohiko Yamazaki and eventually Onryo side with Arai and Hayabusa. Tetsuhiro Kuroda comes from his corner and grabs the mic and says that he will never side with Fuyuki no matter what, so if that means that he has to side with Arai and Hayabusa then so be it and then throws the microphone down and leaves the ring. Hayabusa and Arai's side leave. Fuyuki announces that in the main event, Hayabusa will team up with Kuroda to take on Mr. Gannosuke and Kintaro Kanemura. In the match, Gannosuke ends up getting a victory over Hayabusa with a Gannosuke Clutch to Fuyuki's happiness. Fuyuki gets in the ring and begins making his new employee Arai kiss his feet and wants Arai to slap Hayabusa. As Arai begins crying he delivers some very light slaps until Fuyuki forces Arai to punch Hayabusa, Arai begins punching Hayabusa into the corner that don't even phase Hayabusa until Arai begins crying right on Hayabusa as Hayabusa holds Arai in disgust of what Fuyuki has just forced Arai to do.

July 2, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Fuyuki makes a match where Arai will be forced to team up with Mr. Gannosuke and Kintaro Kanemura to take on Hayabusa teaming with GOEMON and Onryo and if Arai gets pin then he will be fired as an active performer with FMW. Hayabusa scores the pinfall on Mr. Gannosuke after Fuyuki makes a 2 count but freezes before making a three count until a referee runs to the ring and knocks Fuyuki's hand down for the three count and the victory.

July 30, 2001 at the Hakata Star Lanes, Hayabusa successfully defends the WEW World Championship for the first time in a grueling battle against Mammoth Sasaki where Sasaki sets up a table on top of the turnbuckle and attempts to Super Chokeslam Hayabusa off the table placed on the turnbuckle but Hayabusa counters it and flips Sasaki off the table instead and hits Sasaki with several of his finishers before climbing up the turnbuckle with the table and hitting Sasaki with a 450 Fire Bird Splash for the victory and Hayabusa's first WEW World Title defense.

August 3, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa agrees that if he teams with GOEMON and Onryo and loses to Mr. Gannosuke, Kintaro Kanemura, and Mammoth Sasaki then he will put up 5% of his stock at the August11th Komazawa Olympic Gym. Hayabusa falls victim to Gannosuke's Thunder Fire and then right away is picked up by Kanemura and given a Thunder Fire Power Bomb as Kintaro Kanemura scores only his second pinfall over Hayabusa to win the match and forces Hayabusa to put up 5% of the stock he owns in FMW on August 11th. It is agreed, that the stock Hayabusa owns will be put in a Best 2 out of 3matches. Hayabusa, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and Azusa Kudo will represent for FMW against Kodo Fuyuki, Mr. Gannosuke, and Kintaro Kanemura who will represent for Fuyuki's side. Azusa Kudo's new identity Biomonster DNA will take on Kodo Fuyuki, Tetsuhiro Kuroda will take on Mr. Gannosuke, and Hayabusa will put up his WEW World Title against Kintaro Kanemura in the third match.

August 11, 2001 at the Komazawa Olympic Gym, Biomonster DNA defeats Kodo Fuyuki in mere minutes to give the FMW team their first win. Tetsuhiro Kuroda though loses to Mr. Gannosuke after submitting to a painful arm lock submission thus tying it up it 1 to 1 for each side going into the last match with Hayabusa taking on Kintaro Kanemura for the WEW World Championship. Hayabusa and Kanemura put on a very good match, as Hayabusa tries everything to defeat Kanemura, even trying the Phoenix Splash for the first time since his double reconstructive surgery on his arms the year before but fails to connect with it and ends up being hit with three straight of Kanemura's Thunder Fire Powerbombs for the Kanemura victory over Hayabusa for the WEW World Title and the right of Fuyuki to take claim of Hayabusa's stock in the promotion. Kodo Fuyuki with the stock who had announced earlier that it would be given over to Mixx Entertainment's Stuart Levy who announces that Shoichi Arai is fired as FMW President and is replaced by FMW Vice President Senmu Yoshida. This also marked Hayabusa's first singles pinfall lost since last November 12th against Kodo Fuyuki.

September 5, 2001 at the Sapporo Green Dome, Hayabusa wears his first non white uniform as Hayabusa since he wrestled in the Hayabusa farewell match back on August 25, 1999 as he would wear for this match. Hayabusa is given another shot at the WEW World Title and Kanemura and manages to kick out of everything Kanemura delivers including a Powerbomb off the apron onto a table and one of the fastest supplexs delivered of all time. Kanemura would begin to get desperate in the match and lowblow Hayabusa to get every advantage until Hayabusa would counter and deliver his own lowblow to Kanemura and then hitting the 450 Fire Bird Splash on him for the victory and his second WEW World Title victory.


September 9, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, President Yoshida shows footage showing that Hayabusa had in fact lowblow Kanemura in their WEW World Title match at Sapporo, and strips Hayabusa of the WEW World Title and gives it back to Kintaro Kanemura. Later in the show, Hayabusa teams up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and GOEMON to challenge for the WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship against Kintaro Kanemura, Kodo Fuyuki, and Mr. Gannosuke. Hayabusa ends up getting another pinfall victory over Kanemura, again pinning Kanemura with the Fire Bird Splash for the victory to win the WEW 6 Man Tag Team Titles with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and GOEMON.

October 9, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa and Tetsuhiro Kuroda team up to face WEW Tag Team Champions Mr. Gannosuke and Mammoth Sasaki. Hayabusa and Kuroda would walk away as the Tag Team Champions as Hayabusa would pin Sasaki with the 450 Fire Bird Splash. After the match, Mammoth Sasaki would challenge Hayabusa to a singles match on October22, 2001 at the next Korakuen Hall.


October 22, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa suffers the worst injury in his entire career while facing Mammoth Sasaki in a one on one battle in attempt to win Shoichi Arai his spot back in FMW. Almost ten minutes into the match, Hayabusa would go to do an Asai Moonsault from the inside of the ring on Sasaki when his foot would suddenly slip on the rope and Eiji Ezaki would fall directly on his head causing him to become paralyzed instantly from the neck down. Hayabusa not knowing what to do would tell referee FMW referee Marty Asano for the match to keep going and Asano would tell Mammoth to keep going. Mammoth who was freaking out from what just happen would begin to just kick Hayabusa and wait for him to get up, and then would put Hayabusa in a rear chin lock until Asano had no choice but to stop the match. Shoichi Arai, Kuroda, GOEMON, Onryo Ricky Fuji, among others would head on over to the ring due to the tragic accident. A stretcher would be rushed to the ring as Hayabusa would ask for the mic and address and ask not to rush to the ring and stated to please continue to support FMW for he may have just died for the promotion. Television cameras would then stop filming as paramedics would rush to Korakuen Hall and take off the Hayabusa mask to make it easier for Eiji to breathe as they placed him on the stretcher and would take him to a nearby college hospital in Tokyo. Shoichi Arai and Eiji's wife would be the only ones allowed to visit him while in the hospital the day of the accident.
Days later, while in the hospital, germs would get inside of Hayabusa's body and get into his heart Eiji Ezaki to suffer an incredibly high fever and force the doctors to concentrate on the deathly high fever over being paralyzed from the neck down. Many drugs would be given to Eiji Ezaki to help his fever, all of which would take away his memory from October to late December.

November 5, 2001at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa is stripped of the WEW Tag Team Titles and WEW 6 Man Tag Team Titles, and Tomokazu Morita is brought in under the new of Garuda to replace Hayabusa while Hayabusa remains in the condition he is in. Mr. Gannosuke would address the fans at the show stating that Hayabusa loved FMW, and that Hayabusa would want you to continue to support FMW, and that he believes in his heart that Hayabusa will return one day and fly again.

December 29, 2001, Eiji Ezaki would be placed into surgery to get rid of the germs that had gone into his heart as there was no other way to get rid of them and get rid of his high fever. The surgery is a success and very soon after, Ezaki's fever would drop down, and with the fever gone, Ezaki would be transported to a Tokyo Rehabilitation Center where over two months past the accident, Ezaki would finally be able to work being able to walk once again.

February 15, 2002, with fans interest very low, no sign of Hayabusa coming back anytime in the near future, and 2 million dollars in debt, Shoichi Arai officially declares FMW for bankruptcy. The promotion that Hayabusa had given his body and soul for over 10 years and officially ended. Shoichi Arai would go into hiding as Kodo Fuyuki would visit Ezaki at the rehabilitation center and give him the horrible news but that he would be starting his own promotion with his own money with the FMW roster. Days later, Ezaki would receive a phone call from Shoichi Arai stating how sorry he was about everything as he was not going to be able to afford to pay Ezaki's hospital bills anymore. Arai would also talk about suicide as it was a way to get his family out of depth in the conversation.

March 10, 2002 at Korakuen Hall, Fuyuki would begin to run the shows that were scheduled for FMW before bankruptcy with the FMW roster with Atsushi Onita appearing at the show. The two would work an angle about Onita stating that Fuyuki and friend former FMW ring announcer Kichisuke Nakamura had taken money from FMW and kept it for themselves. Soon after, Mammoth Sasaki, Flying Kid Ichihara, and GOEMON would stop appearing for Fuyuki's shows. Kodo Fuyuki later in the month would also find out that he had intestine cancer and would have to go in for surgery to remove the cancer and would be force to retire from wrestling.

May 16, 2002 at a Tokyo Park, Hayabusa's friend and boss off 11 years, Shoichi Arai's body is found dead after a early morning jogger found Arai's body hung by his own neck tie. Two days before, Eiji had gotten a phone call from Arai stating that he was going to kill himself to help his family out money wise, Eiji would end the conversation with Arai believing that he had convinced Arai otherwise and to not kill himself. Eiji would get a tape the day of Arai's death stating that by the time anyone be hearing this, he would already be dead. Arai would also state that he hopes that the rest of FMW would help continue to support Hayabusa and that he was sorry for disappointing everyone. Eiji Ezaki would soon become very depressed over the lost of his friend Shoichi Arai.

Days later, an idea was presented to Hayabusa about a new promotion being started with Hayabusa being used as the face of the promotion with Hayabusa doing the bookings of the promotion with former FMW wrestlers Mr. Gannosuke, Mammoth Sasaki, GOEMON, Onryo, Garuda, Flying Kid Ichihara, Satoshi Makita, and Happy Ikeda all being apart of the promotion. A Japanese computer company would become the financial backer for the promotion and the WMF would be soon born, but until then it would be kept a secret from everyone until July 1, 2002 when the announcement of the promotion would be announced for July 3rd.


July 3, 2002 at a Tokyo Press Conference, Hayabusa makes his first public appearance in 254 days since being paralyzed on October 22, 2001. Confined to a wheel chair with friends Mr. Gannosuke and Jinsei Shinzaki, Hayabusa announces the official start of the promotion the WMF "Wrestling Marvelous Future" and would have an alliance with Hayabusa's friend The Great Sasuke's Michinoku Pro as well Ultimo Dragon's Toryumon as the promotion would run a practice show on August 18th in Saitama and would run its first show on August 28th at the Tokyo Differ Ariake.

August 18, 2002 at the Saitama Pepe Hall Atlas, WMF run its practice show. Hayabusa is at the rehabilitation center so is unable to appear at the show but on phone announces to the crowd that he will appear at the August 28th Differ Ariake show. Mitsuhiro Matsunaga also appears at the show very upset at Mr. Gannosuke and Mammoth Sasaki over the both of them forcing Hayabusa's rule of no death matches in the WMF. Matsunaga appears at the end of the show from the crowd and goes into the ring and bashes how WMF does not want him or death matches in the promotion. Mr. Gannosuke heads to the ring and brawls with Matsunaga until Matsunaga heads out but before leaving states that this is not the last you have seen of him.


August 28, 2002 at the Differ Ariake, Hayabusa is introduced to the crowd and gives a very emotional speech talking about his is accident and everything he has had to go through including the death of Shoichi Arai. Hayabusa then asks that everybody stand for a 10 bell salute in the memory of Shoichi Arai. Afterwards, a very tearful Hayabusa would begin to stand up with the help from braces attached to his legs and a cane to show how far he has came since such a horrible accident. Hayabusa would stay and watch the match between friends Mr. Gannosuke and Jinsei Shinzaki against Tetsuhiro Kuroda and GOEMON, but during the match a very upset Mitsuhiro Matsunaga would appear and attack both Gannosuke and Shinzaki with his barbwire baseball bat causing Gannosuke to bleed. Matsunaga would then leave but not before staring at an upset Hayabusa watching in his wheelchair when GOEMON would soon appear and high five Matsunaga and make his way to the ring to cheer on Kuroda. Kuroda would soon get the pinfall on Gannosuke and GOEMON would then begin to pound on both the beaten Gannosuke and Shinzaki with help from Kuroda and Oya. The three would then walk over to a very upset Hayabusa as GOEMON would take Hayabusa's water bottle and then take a sip and then poor the bottle over Hayabusa's head and then spit the water in his face. Gannosuke would soon get up and rush at the three, but would be too late. GOEMON would later announce along with Kuroda, Oya, and Soldier that he was forming a group called Brand Double Cross.

Hayabusa is in very good spirits these days with the new promotion despite so much tragedy in the past year. He still rehabs three hours a day everyday and plans on walking by himself as well as plans on returning to the ring to wrestle for the WMF as soon as possible