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I just returned back home to Finland from a double-header with Wrestling New Classic in Tokyo and Osaka on May 15 & 16.

The big news coming out of my latest wrestling excursion the Land of the Rising Sun is that Team FCF is no more: I have disassociated myself with Hajime Ohara after our team failed to defeat TAJIRI and Naomichi Marufuji (of NOAH fame) at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo on Sunday, May 15.

Ohara was under tight scrutiny in Tokyo (photo by Yuichi Kojima)

First of all, I have to say that I was greatly honored to be in the ring opposite Marufuji, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest active pro wrestlers today out of Japan.  The man is just an amazing talent, and I would one day love to get the chance to wrestle him one-on-one.  Time will tell if that comes to fruition!

Marufuji elbow smashes StarBuck with full force (photo by Yuichi Kojima)

Ohara had been on an extended losing streak as of late, and I had forwarned Ohara that he had better bring his A-game to the matches when I arrived in Japan. After falling to Marufuji’s Sliced Bread finishing drop, Ohara pleaded with Yours Truly in an attempt to make amends for his shortcomings in that bout. I had however made up my mind that I was moving on, and in so doing I dropped my former teammate with my infamous spike piledriver, shocking the fans on hand into stunned silence.

The Tokyo crowd is hushed as I have dropped Ohara (photo by Susumu Tobari)

The next night on May 16 in Osaka, I clashed with Ohara in the main event of the card, making our separation final. Ohara fought tooth and nail for all he was worth, putting up a valiant and spirited fight, but in the end I managed to catch him out with a double-thrustkick to the abdomen, which set him up for my piledriver once again. The finishing pinfall was academic at that point, as there was no way Ohara was rising any time soon.

War of attrition! (photo by Nobuya Iwatsubo)

After the match, I took the microphone and made a public statement to my former charge, telling him “No more FCF, no more Ohara!”. This only served to incite Ohara more, so much so that he tried to attack me with his last reserves, but I quickly pummeled him into the ground, bringing out TAJIRI to pull us apart before I could inflict further damage.

The definitive pinfall as StarBuck defeats Ohara (photo by Nobuya Iwatsubo)

At this point, all I can say is that I have already amassed a new contingent, and very soon I will release the blockbuster announcement about my new team to the world!

Japanese pro wrestling will never be the same.

Get ready!

I am happy to announce my long-awaited return to the Land of the Rising Sun on July 15 in Tokyo at Korakuen Hall, where I will tag up with my FCF teammate Hajime Ohara to face the combination of TAJIRI and Naomichi Marufuji at Wrestling New Classic’s show.

Ohara has been on a bad losing streak since he and I teamed up last at SMASH.FINAL back on March 14 this year in Tokyo, losing to TAJIRI and Akira Nogami, when Nogami pinned Ohara following a top rope bodypress splash.  I only hope that my protége Ohara steps it up and delivers the goods on July 15, because FCF is a top tier team in Japan, and we must do everything to keep our position and dominance.

I am looking forward to fighting Marufuji, who is widely considered one of the top 10 wrestlers in the entire country of Japan these days.  For anyone who is unfamiliar with Marufuji, check out the following match.

On July 16 in Osaka, I will step into the ring myself against Ohara to check his fighting stock and see if he still has fighting spirit and the determination to be an FCF player.  It was back in August 2010 in Helsinki, that Ohara came to Finland to challenge me, back when I was the FCF Champion.  At the end of that match, Ohara pledged his alleigance to Yours Truly, falling in defeat to my spike piledriver, and thereby joining the ranks of FCF under my wings (see video below).

Get ready, Japanese fans!  The Lord of FCF is coming back!!!