August 27, 1999 in Ashikawa, Eiji Ezaki would debut as H in a Single Elimination Match, with H pinning Hido, Jado, Yukihiro Kanemura, and Kodo Fuyuki all with his new finisher the H Edge for his teams win. H would also come off the top rope with a dropkick on Gannosuke that would apparently dislocate his knee as Gannosuke would be taken to a hospital afterwards.
September 3, 1999 in Hokkaido, H, Masato Tanaka, and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would take on Kodo Fuyuki, Yukihiro Kanemura, and Hido which would see Mr. Gannosuke coming out in Hayabusa's mask to attack H. Gannosuke in the Hayabusa costume would jump on the turnbuckle and take off the legitimate Hayabusa mask and reveal another mask to fit his look better. Gannosuke would come off the top rope and nail H with a flying dropkick and begin to brawl with H around the ringside area. With all the chaos going on, Kuroda would manage to nail Hido with lariat to get the win for his team. Fuyuki and the rest of TNR would take off to the back where Gannosuke would himself Hayabusa. Gannosuke as Hayabusa would also announce that he would be doing a porno as Hayabusa along with Japanese porn star Chocoball Mukai.
September 24, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, H, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Flying Kid Ichihara, and Yoshinori Sasaki would beat the team of Hayabusa, Koji Nakagawa, Gedo, and their mystery tag partner who would be revealed as turn out to be the Japanese porn star Chocoball Mukai. During the match, Hayabusa would tie Flying Kid Ichihara's valet Sena Wakana to a dog collar, and when Chocoball would see what Hayabusa was about to do to her, he quickly would push Hayabusa out of the way, but would be attacked for his efforts Hayabusa, and would and get nailed with the Super Powerbomb by his partners and left laying. H would end up pinning Gedo with the H Edge for the victory for his team. H would then grab the mic and challenge Hayabusa to a match where the stipulation wouldn't be something new to Masashi Honda. H would challenge 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 1991 when Onita set firecrackers off from the the back for making their singles debuts.
October 29, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, H would face Masashi Honda as Hayabusa in an Anus Exploding Match. The two would brawl around the building for a majority of match until Hayabusa would lock H to the turnbuckle with handcuffs and then pull down H's shorts and then place a bottle rocket on his ass with the bottle rocket going off and Hayabusa laughing at the experience H had just gone through like they both had to do after their first single matches of their career in June 1991. Naohiko Yamazaki would finally manage to get the key and unlock H as Hayabusa would run laughing at the experience Ezaki just went through. Later in the show, Honda as Gannosuke would come back out with a baseball bat and call out Fuyuki as Honda as Hayabusa had been suffering a losing streak since he became Hayabusa and was blaming Fuyuki for as it was his idea to have become Hayabusa. H instead would end up coming out and attacking Hayabusa as they would again brawl all over the building and eventually police and other wrestlers would have to separate the two Also, days later H would end up cutting off his long hair due to the dying everyday killing it which would cause Eiji Ezaki to have short hair for the first time in 6 years.
November 23, 1999 at the Yokohama Arena, H would take on Hayabusa in the main event 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 would team up with Masashi Honda for the first time since 1993 as they would defeat the WEW Tag Team Champions Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Hisakatsu Oya for the WEW World Tag Team titles after H would hit the H Thunder on Kuroda for the pinfall victory. Although the friendship between H and Mr. Gannosuke was very high, Masato Tanaka would make it very clear to reporters that he was disgusted that H would become friends with Gannosuke after all that Gannosuke had done to him over the years.
December 3, 1999 in Nagoya, H and Mr. Gannosuke would team with Masato Tanaka in a 6 man match against Kintaro Kanemura, Koji Nakagawa and Gedo. H would end up getting the pinfall over Gedo with an H Edge but after the match Masato Tanaka would walk out of the ring after the match while H and Gannosuke were celebrating obviously still disgusted in their new friendship.
December 11, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Hisakatsu Oya would be granted a rematch for the WEW Tag Team Titles against H and Mr. Gannosuke, but the Tag Team Champions would be again too much for Kuroda and Oya as Gannosuke would finish Oya off with the Fire Thunder for the victory to retain the Tag Titles. The four would congratulate each other on a great performance, as Tetsuhiro Kuroda would announce that he will get a victory over H and Gannosuke with Masato Tanaka as his partner the next day.
December 12, 1999 at Korakuen Hall, Tetsuhiro Kuroda would team up with WEW World Champion Masato Tanaka to take on H and Mr. Gannosuke in a non title match, and again the team of H & Mr. Gannosuke would be too much for a set of former FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Champions as they would defeat Tanaka & Kuroda after H would debut 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 would return to FMW as the leader of the new ECW Japan faction with Kyoko Inoue, Pitbull # 1, and Balls Mahoney and defeat H, Mr. Gannosuke, Hisakatsu Oya, and Ricky Fuji in a bloody brawl after Fuyuki would pin Ricky with a lariat. Fuyuki would claim 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 in Sendai, H would suffer an humiliating lost in a tag match with Mr. Gannosuke against Kodo Fuyuki and Kyoko Inoue as he would be pinned by women's wrestler Kyoko Inoue after Balls Mahoney would interfere to setup the upset victory. This would make Kodo Fuyuki and Kyoko Inoue the number one contenders for the WEW Tag Team Titles as a result of their win.
February 18, 2000 in the Kawasaki Club Citta, H would get even with Balls Mahoney in a bloody Street Fight where H would become busted open and bleed all over during the match. Mr. Gannosuke would help keep Fuyuki and Kyoko Inoue from interfering as H would send Mahoney through a table and then finish him off with a 450 Fire Bird Splash.
February 25, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Kodo Fuyuki & Kyoko Inoue would defeat H & Mr. Gannosuke for the WEW Tag Team Titles after Chocoball Mukai who had told everyone he would pay his dues and train in the FMW Dojo before returning the ring would help turn on FMW and join with Fuyuki's ECW Japan. During all the confusion, Fuyuki would end up rolling Gannosuke up with the Samson Clutch for the three count and the victory to win the WEW Tag Titles from H & Mr. Gannosuke.
March 27, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Mr. Gannosuke would be force to cancel for the tour and H would have to take over Gannosuke's spot in a WEW 6 Man Tag match where Team No Respect's Koji Nakagawa, Jado, and Gedo who would defeat H, Yoshinori Sasaki, and Naohiko Yamazaki when Jado would pin Yamazaki. H would then take on Kyoko Inoue, and control almost the entire match. Kyoko would still to kick out of many. In the main event, Masato Tanaka who had left FMW for ECW a few months earlier would return and run in and attack Tetsuhiro Kuroda. H would run in and Tanaka would attack him as well. That would give Fuyuki the idea that Tanaka was joining ECW Japan but Tanaka would knock Fuyuki out instead and claim that ECW Japan was and that he was representing the real ECW that would take over FMW.
April 3, 2000 at Zepp Sapporo, Fuyuki would state earlier in the week that if he did not win on April 3rd and 4th, he would retire for good from wrestling. On the first show, H would take on Kodo Fuyuki in a singles match, and H would end up losing after a fan of Chocoball Mukai's would interfere to help Fuyuki get the pinfall over H.
April 4, 2000 at the Zepp Sapporo, in a Come out and Play match, H would come out for the FMW's Team as their last hope for Fuyuki to finally retire, and H would easily put away Chocoball Mukai in sixteen seconds, and then go on to defeat Kyoko Inoue right after, and then defeat Kodo Fuyuki, causing the FMW team to win the match. Kodo Fuyuki, Kyoko Inoue and Chocoball Mukai would be kicked out of ECW Japan afterwards by Masato Tanaka for the loss. Fuyuki would later announce that he had announced he would retire if he lost on April Fools Day so the joke was on the fans and he would never retire.
April 11, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, H would team up with the returning Mr. Gannosuke to wrestle Masato Tanaka and Balls Mahoney. At the beginning of the match, Balls Mahoney would attack H while he is on the top rope and deliver a Nutcrackers Sweet. H would have to be carried off by Yoshinori Sasaki to the locker room. Mr. Gannosuke would have to go at it alone against Mahoney and Tanaka until Kodo Fuyuki would come out to even the odds and help Gannosuke through the match. Fuyuki would end up being laid out as well during the match though, and as it seems like Gannosuke is back to defending against himself, out of nowhere to a loud pop is heard as Eiji Ezaki returns as Hayabusa. Hayabusa would deliver his trademark Asai Moonsault with the crowd going crazy, but even with the return of Hayabusa, it would not be enough as Masato Tanaka would end up hitting the Diamond Dust on Hayabusa and getting the pinfall and his first ever pinfall over Eiji Ezaki in his career. Eiji Ezaki would go back as H after the match, but it would later be announced that Eiji Ezaki will return as Hayabusa for one more time on May 5th at the Komazawa Olympic Gym against Masato Tanaka. Ezaki would also send out an invitation on April 28th for Jinsei Shinzaki to appear at the show.
May 5, 2000 at the Komazawa Olympic Gym, Eiji Ezaki
would return as
Hayabusa in the main event against ECW Japan's Masato Tanaka. Jinsei Shinzaki would
appear before the match and take a seat in the crowd and watch the match.
Hayabusa would go all out against
his former friend by delivering all the Hayabusa signature moves such as the
Falcon Arrow, Fire Bird Splash, and Phoenix Splash. Hayabusa also take a beating from
Tanaka with a
Powerbomb into a table and a Powerbomb to the outside onto a table, and even
getting hit with the Awesome Bomb and the Roaring
Elbow, as well as the Diamond Dust. Hayabusa would eventually manage to put Tanaka away
with the H Thunder for the win. After the match,
Shinzaki would just quietly walk off. Hayabusa would take off his mask and
demand a challenge for Kodo Fuyuki's WEW World Title.
May 28, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, the new WEW World Champion Kodo Fuyuki would referee a three way dance between H and his friends Mr. Gannosuke and Tetsuhiro Kuroda to see who would become the number one contender for the WEW World Title. Gannosuke who had suffered a leg injury earlier in the month, would walk to the ring on crutches. H and Kuroda would wrestle the majority of the match as Gannosuke would spend the majority of the time watching the match and sometimes helping either H or Kuroda double team the other. Kuroda would begin to get frustrated at Gannosuke and begin kicking and attacking the cast on his injured leg. H would take this as an opportunity to try and rollup Kuroda for the win as Kodo Fuyuki would do an extreme fast count but only get a two. H and Kuroda would then begin trading off pinfall attempts as Kodo Fuyuki would begin giving very fast counts until H would deliver a hurricanrana on Kuroda for the very fast 3 count for the elimination. But as H would get up from pinning Kuroda, Gannosuke would go over to the corner, and grab his crutch and smash it over H's back with Gannosuke covering H and Fuyuki jumping on Gannosuke's back to make sure to get the three count for the Gannosuke victory. H would grab the mic as Fuyuki and Gannosuke would become all smiles, as H would begin screaming that this decision better not stand with such a biased referee. FMW President Shoichi Arai would come out with Kyoko Inoue, Koji Nakagawa, and 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 would be attacked by friends Hideki Hosaka & Yoshinori Sasaki as Mr. Gannosuke and others would begin beating on H and Tetsuhiro Kuroda. Hosaka & Sasaki would hold H up as Fuyuki would claim this new group of wrestlers have formed the new Fuyuki Army and would go over and slaps H in the face, followed by a slap from Shoichi Arai. That slap from Arai would upset H enough to manage to pull away from Hosaka and Sasaki and go right after Arai. Hisakatsu Oya, Naohiko Yamazaki, Flying Kid Ichihara and Ricky Fuji would run into the ring to help out H and Kuroda. Ricky would quickly over after Arai after not trusting Arai in the first place because of what had happened last August and would throw Arai down and along with Oya begin choking Arai out as all of New Fuyuki Army grab him and manage to retreat. Arai backstage would explains how Ricky Fuji had just made the worst mistake of his life.
May 30, 2000 in Kanawa, Koji Nakagawa who had turned on Team No Respect on May 28th at Korakuen Hall and joined the New Fuyuki Army would debut his new gimmick after the name of a legendary thief in Japan named GOEMON. During the match, H would hurt his knee causing him to miss a couple of house shows.
June 6, 2000 in Fukushima, Ricky Fuji who would be signing autographs at a souvenir stand, would end up being attacked and kidnapped. The new Fuyuki Army would come over and attack Ricky and quickly tie him up and throw him into their fan and take off with him. The new Fuyuki Army would throw Ricky into a basement where they throw him some grub and begin taking pictures of Ricky all tied up as Fuyuki would announce that they will blow up Ricky Fuji if Hand his partner are not successful against himself and GOEMON at the June 16th Korakuen Hall show. H would announce several days afterwards that his upcoming partner for June 16th at Korakuen Hall would be "Hayabusa."
June 16, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, through out the entire show, Mr. Gannosuke would be 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 H would be double teamed throughout the entire match and end up as a bloody mess until Genichiro Tenryu would come out Hayabusa mask and costume to help save H. Tenryu would quickly knock GOEMON out with a chair and begin taking out Fuyuki and delivering a Powerbomb to set up H hitting a 450 Fire Bird Splash on Fuyuki for the victory. While H is celebrating the win and Tenryu is leaving the ring, the big screen would show a huge explosion take place as H and the crowd had just realized the explosion had to do with Ricky Fuji being kidnapped. The crowd would begin chanting "Sexy Storm" as H would run out of the of the building to help his friend.
June 21, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Mr. Gannosuke would come out and announce that he didn't have the guts to actually explode Ricky, as he took off with Ricky before the explosion took place. GOEMON would come out and begin arguing at Gannosuke that he didn't get the job done and that Ricky Fuji is still alive as a result.. H would be scheduled to team up with Hayabusa, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and a mystery partner against Shin Fuyuki Army's Kodo Fuyuki, Mr. Gannosuke, GOEMON, and Kyoko Inoue. The mystery partner turns out to be Ricky Fuji who goes right after GOEMON and Mr. Gannosuke while Hayabusa and Fuyuki go at it, as Hayabusa pulls off his mask to finally reveal Genichiro Tenryu who again lays out Fuyuki for the Firebird Splash by H on Fuyuki for the win.
July 13, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Eiji Ezaki would face off against his recent partner in Genichiro Tenryu in the main event of Tenryu's WAR promotion. This time though, it would be Ezaki in the Hayabusa costume instead of Tenryu. Hayabusa would return using all his Hayabusa signature moves, but would end being defeated in a singles match as Hayabusa for the first time since February 21, 1999 against Mr. Gannosuke when Tenryu would deliver a Powerbomb on Hayabusa for the win. The reaction towards Hayabusa over H would become way too noticeable as this match showed the H gimmick was on its last legs.
July 22, 2000 at the Messe Wing, H & Tetsuhiro Kuroda would defeat The Samoans after H would nail Fatu with the H Edge for the win. After the match, H would get on the microphone and announce that this would be his last match as H and starting the next day he would be going back as Hayabusa officially for good.
23, 2000 at the Differ Ariake, Eiji Ezaki would become Hayabusa permanently and is
given his WEW World Title shot after pinning Fuyuki at the June 16th Korakuen
Hall tag match. But he would have defeat all 10 members of Shin Fuyuki-gun to win the
WEW title. H would quickly put away Chocoball Mukai in seconds, and then put away new
Shin Fuyuki-gun member Flying Kid Ichihara who would be on crutches in seconds as
well, and then quickly defeat Shin Fuyuki-gun members Kintaro Kanemura, Yoshinori Sasaki,
Hideki Hosaka, Kyoko Inoue and 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 would
come out and is quickly attacked by Hayabusa. Fuyuki would have 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 would begin to attempt a Charging Lariat on
Tanaka would come back from his near three month absence and lay out Fuyuki with a
Roaring Elbow as Tanaka would return to Team FMW. Hayabusa would then try
to put away Fuyuki, but he would go up to the top rope for a 450 Fire Bird
Splash but Jinsei Shinzaki would come out and attack Hayabusa. Shinzaki would
deliver a Praying Powerbomb before leaving. Fuyuki would then finish the job by
delivering the Charging Lariat and nailing Hayabusa with it to score the victory
and retain his WEW World Title.
July 28, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa would team up with the returning Masato Tanaka as well as Hisakatsu Oya against Kodo Fuyuki & Jinsei Shinzaki & Mr. Gannosuke. Shinzaki & Gannosuke would beat on Hayabusa throughout the whole match and mock him as they do every key Hayabusa and Shinzaki tag team spot on Hayabusa, as well as both of them hitting a Praying Powerbombs on Hayabusa. 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 would hit Gannosuke with a Praying Powerbomb and was followed by with a 450 Firebird Splash from Hayabusa for the pinfall and victory over Mr. Gannosuke.
August 20, 2000 at the Tokyo Differ Ariake, Hayabusa would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda amd Hisakatsu Oya to face Mr. Gannosuke, Kintaro Kanemura, and GOEMON in a match where the losing team would have to take pies to the face by the winning team. GOEMON would end up getting the pinfall over Kuroda with the Gannosuke Clutch. Hayabusa, Kuroda, and Oya would all end up being force to take pie shots to the face, and then the fans would be allowed to come to the ring, and throw pies in the face of Hayabusa, Kuroda, and Oya.
August 28, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Jinsei Shinzaki would get stuck in traffic and would be unable to participate in his match with Masato Tanaka against Kintaro Kanemura and GOEMON, so Japanese Independent wrestler Onryo would replace him in his FMW debut but would fall victim to Kanemura's Thunder Fire Power Bomb for the lost. Seconds after the match would end, Shinzaki would finally make it to the arena and quickly run to the ring as quick as he could, but would be ambushed by Gannosuke, Kanemura, and GOEMON and be triple teamed and receive a bloody beat down before Hayabusa would run out to make the save for his friend. Hayabusa would quickly knock out Kanemura and GOEMON. Hayabusa would then go after Mr. Gannosuke for their scheduled main event match for the right to have Hayabusa get another shot at Kodo Fuyuki's WEW World Championship Title. Gannosuke would have the early advantage through the match as Kanemura and GOEMON would interfere throughout the match. Just when it would seem like Hayabusa would be getting some offense started, Kodo Fuyuki would come out and help on the outside interference, including a Triple Team Powerbomb off the top rope. Gannosuke would then hit a picture perfect Thunder Fire, but still only gets a two. Gannosuke would then pick up Hayabusa as Kanemura would grab a chair and climb the top rope when Shinzaki run back out and send Kanemura flying off the top rope. This would distract Gannosuke and allow Hayabusa to hit him with a reverse flying kick to the head. Hayabusa would then pick Gannosuke up and hold him to allow Shinzaki to deliver a Praying shoulder block off the top rope. Shinzaki would then knock down GOEMON, and then hit a super kick to the head on Fuyuki sending him out of the ring. Hayabusa and Shinzaki would hit some of their signature tag team moves before Hayabusa would pick Gannosuke up and hit him with a H Thunder for the three count victory over his former best friend.
Hayabusa would travel to Roanoke, Virginia on September 12, 2000 for WCW where through Johnny Ace he would be booked for the WCW World Wide tapings earlier in the show for photos to be taken for the Japanese magazines. Hayabusa would meet up with his former friend The Gladiator while there as well as meet others for the first time like Kevin Nash and Vince Russo. Hayabusa's scheduled opponent would be The Frog but at the last moment the match would be scrapped as someone in WCW would decide it was pointless to have a match with an outsider that nobody knows about being put in a match on TV even though it was just World Wide. Hayabusa would end up hanging out with Keiji Muto that night after the show and the two would decide to announce that they would be forming a Dream Tag Team of The Great Muta and Hayabusa for the January 4, 2001 New Japan Tokyo Dome show.
September 21, 2000 at the Sapporo Green Dome, the 15,000 Volt Thunderbolt Cage Death Match would start as Kodo Fuyuki would throw his jacket at the cage to set off a huge explosion as the bell would ring to stun Hayabusa, and set up Fuyuki to hit a Charging Lariat on Hayabusa right away to try and steal the win from Hayabusa in a matter of seconds. But Hayabusa would manage to quickly kick out. Both Hayabusa and Fuyuki would manage to throw one other into the cage setting off huge explosions until they both end up sending each other to the cage setting off another huge explosion which would knock out Fuyuki. Hayabusa smelling the end was near would go for the H Edge, but Fuyuki would kick out of, causing Hayabusa to deliver a 450 Fire Bird Splash on Fuyuki for the win in the Thunderbolt Cage to become the number one contender for the WEW World Championship once again while Fuyuki would be rushed into an ambulance and taken to a Sapporo hospital from the all the pain the explosions that he had suffered.
September 26, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa would prepare 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 would get the first win with a Charging Lariat. Fuyuki smelling blood and seeing how worn out and tired Hayabusa already was, would go for another Charging Lariat and gets another pinfall over Hayabusa minutes later. Just a few minutes later after that, Fuyuki would begin to get tired and begin to make a few mistakes causing Hayabusa to get the offense and allowing Hayabusa to get his first pinfall as he would hit the H Thunder on Fuyuki to make 2-1 Fuyuki in the lead. Fuyuki would come back minutes later and unmask Hayabusa and then cut up Hayabusa's forehead with a piece of a table outside the ring. Fuyuki would come back in the ring to make it as the referee begins to count them both out. Fuyuki would wait for the tired Hayabusa to attempt to come back in the ring, and then as Hayabusa would slowly climb up to the apron, Fuyuki would hit a Charging Lariat sending Hayabusa back to the floor and allow the referee to count Hayabusa out and give Fuyuki a 3-1advantage.
Fuyuki would bring Hayabusa back in the ring, and hit a supplex on Hayabusa who lands on his feet and attempts to hit a palm strike on Fuyuki, but Fuyuki would grab Hayabusa by the arms and attempt another supplex but Hayabusa would manage to counter and roll Fuyuki up with Fuyuki's own Samson Clutch for the three count and the cut down on Fuyuki's lead to 3-2. Fuyuki would quickly take Hayabusa down after that and then put Hayabusa in a Fuyuki Special submission maneuver with Hayabusa grabbing the ropes to break the submission hold. Just as Fuyuki would let go, and begin to pick up Hayabusa, out of nowhere Hayabusa would spit red mist into Fuyuki's face blinding him, as Hayabusa would hit a spinning heel kick and then set 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 would begin trading signature finishing moves before Fuyuki would bring Hayabusa to outside where they begin to brawl into the crowd as Fuyuki would powerbomb Hayabusa through the FMW announcing table. Fuyuki then would quickly throw Hayabusa back in the ring, but still can only manage to get a two count. Both men out of breath would try everything they had left for the last 10 minutes, as Hayabusa would even attempt a Charging Lariat of his own, but Fuyuki would manage to block it. With a few minutes left, Fuyuki would begin several Charging Lariats out of desperation, but Hayabusa would manage to kick out of everyone. With thirty seconds left, Fuyuki would attempt a powerbomb but Hayabusa would manage to block it with Fuyuki would turning it into a sunset flip for one last chance at a victory. Hayabusa would manage to kick out and turns over for a pinfall attempt at his own, but still only get a two. With only 10 seconds left, Hayabusa would get up and hit an H Edge on Fuyuki and with only seconds left at one last chance at the pinfall, but Fuyuki would kick out at two. The 60 minute time limit would expire, as both wrestlers wrestled to a draw. After the match, as they both lay on the mat to catch their breath. They both would get up, shake each others hand and hug. Hayabusa would grab the mic and ask for one more chance, which Fuyuki would agree to at the November 12, 2000 Yokohama Bunka Gym show. Hayabusa would later state that the match was the hardest match of his career.
October 10, 2000 at the Hakata Star Lanes, in a rematch from the May 27, 1998 at the Hakata Star Lanes, Hayabusa would team up with Masato Tanaka against Kodo Fuyuki and Kintaro Kanemura. Hayabusa and Tanaka would get their long awaited revenge against the former New Footloose as Hayabusa would pin Kanemura with the 450 Firebird Splash. After the match, Hayabusa would the mic and announce 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 November 12th Yokohama Bunka Gym show against Fuyuki, he announced he would return at the FMW May 5, 2001 Kawasaki Stadium show. This would cause the cancellation of the Hayabusa and The Great Muta tag team at the New Japan Tokyo Dome show for January 4th.
October 29, 2000 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa would team up with Onryo to do battle against Kodo Fuyuki and GOEMON in the main event. Fuyuki and GOEMON would attack Hayabusa's right arm throughout the whole match after cutting it open with GOEMON's fork the entire match. GOEMON even spit would red mist into Hayabusa's face blinding him before going back after Hayabusa's arm. In the end, Hayabusa would get revenge as Onryo would knock out GOEMON, and Hayabusa would hit his 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 would wrestle his last match for the next 6 months against Kodo Fuyuki for the WEW World Championship. Fuyuki would spend a majority of the match taking it to Hayabusa on the mat going after Hayabusa's injured arms. Hayabusa would counter by hitting Fuyuki with all his key highflying moves including the Asai Moonsault, but a missed Phoenix Splash once again signals the end for Hayabusa as Fuyuki come back with several Charging Lariats before putting away Hayabusa to end their feud. Fuyuki would shake hands with Hayabusa and take off with his belts as Hayabusa would say goodbye to the fans for the time being. But as Hayabusa would be shaking the hands of the crowd, Tetsuhiro Kuroda who had been in the ring since Fuyuki won the match would go over to Hayabusa in the middle of the ring to shake his hand and then out of nowhere Kuroda would kick Hayabusa in the gut and hit Hayabusa with his Technan Buster DDT. Kuroda would grab the mic and claim that he doesn't care how long Hayabusa will be out, and that he will be the new ace of the promotion of FMW. Kuroda would leave to a loud chant of booing by the fans as Hayabusa would lay 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 would have a 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 would return to an event for the first time since the double arm reconstructive surgery and watch Kodo Fuyuki, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and Kintaro Kanemura take on Masato Tanaka, Jado, and Gedo in a Barbed wire Street Fight Death Match, 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 would get pinfall victory over Jado with the Technan Buster DDT, he would call Hayabusa to the ring who had been sitting at ringside watching the match. Kuroda would begin to mock Hayabusa and make fun of him, as well as screaming "CHICKEN! CHICKEN!" as Hayabusa would rip off his mask and head to the ring before Honda would come to the ring to hold Ezaki back as Kuroda would continue to mock the both of them as Ezaki and Honda would leave.
February 6, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa would make his second appearance since the surgery. Along with The Masked Sumo who was FMW's ring announcer Nakamura in a mask and attempting to wrestle would make his FMW debut earlier in the show would come out to confront Kuroda after the whole December 20th Korakuen incident. The Masked Sumo would turn on Hayabusa and the two would attack Hayabusa that would result in Kuroda grabbing 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. Hayabusa would stare at Sasuke with an intense look but would end up walking out together with him.
February 23, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Mammoth Sasaki would take on Kodo Fuyuki & The Great Sasuke. Kuroda would end up with the advantage on Sasuke during the match, when all of a sudden Hayabusa would run out all decked out in his Hayabusa uniform to the ring and attack Kuroda as well as all the members of Team Kuroda sitting at ringside distracting Kuroda and allowing Sasuke to get the rollup pinfall victory on Kuroda as a result.
April 1, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Shoichi Arai would agree to reinstate Mr. Gannosuke back into FMW earlier in the show. In the Main Event, Hayabusa would come out 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 would get up and notice what Gannosuke was 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. Hayabusa would get up and attack Gannosuke as Fuyuki would get back up and charge right after Kuroda, but Kuroda would block the clothesline and turn it into the Gannosuke Clutch for the victory to win the WEW World Title. Kuroda and Gannosuke then would begin a double team beat down on Hayabusa as The Great Sasuke would run out to help out Hayabusa. Sasuke would clear the ring of Kuroda, Gannosuke, and the rest of Team Kuroda and help get Hayabusa out of the ring. Hayabusa would grab the mic and issue 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 would announce main event match for Kawasaki Stadium as a Exploding Octagon Cage Death Match between Hayabusa and The Great Sasuke against Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Mr. Gannosuke. The beginning of the show would show Hayabusa walking to the building talking to the camera man, when out of nowhere a motorcycle would come from behind running over Hayabusa's foot which would knock him and the camera man down. Later in the show, Team Kuroda members Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Mr. Gannosuke, and Mammoth Sasaki would get the victory over The Great Sasuke, GOEMON, and Onryo when Kuroda would nail Onryo with his Technan Buster. Team Kuroda would then begin beating down on Sasuke as Hayabusa's music would begin to play, but instead of Hayabusa coming out, it would be Shinjuku Shark and Azusa Kudo holding an injured Hayabusa and throwing him in the ring to have Kuroda and Gannosuke beat down on Hayabusa well. Gannosuke would end up tearing off Sasuke's mask and putting it on himself as the two would mock the injured and beaten down Hayabusa and The Great Sasuke leading up to their Kawasaki Stadium match.
May 5, 2001 at Kawasaki Stadium, Hayabusa would return from his reconstructive double arm surgery to team up with The Great Sasuke to take on 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 would battle around the ring with Hayabusa going at it with Gannosuke as Kuroda and Sasuke would take on each other. 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 would pull off his mask and announces that Hayabusa was back.
May 11, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa would make 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 be able to setup Kuroda for the 450 Fire Bird Splash for the pinfall victory over the WEW World Champion Tetsuhiro Kuroda. The pinfall would make Hayabusa the Number 1 contender for the WEW World Title going into the May 22nd Sapporo Green Dome show. Gannosuke and Kuroda would argue after the match blaming the other for the lost eventually causing the end to Kuroda and Gannosuke's friendship.
May 22, 2001 at the Sapporo Green Dome, Hayabusa would face off against his rival Tetsuhiro Kuroda for the WEW World Championship in a Exploding Double Hell Death Match with Kodo Fuyuki as the Special Referee. It would be the second death match that for both Hayabusa and Kuroda with Hayabusa's body not having fully recovered from the Kawasaki match yet. Hayabusa would be the first one to be thrown into the landmine causing a huge explosion on the outside of the ring. Hayabusa would come back and knock Kuroda outside the ring into the landmine causing another explosion. Hayabusa would then follow that by diving over the top turnbuckle on to Kuroda outside. The two manage to make their way back in the ring with both showing obvious pain from the huge explosions until Mr. Gannosuke would rush the ring to attempt to attack his former Team Kuroda partner. Fuyuki would attempt to get Gannosuke out of the way, but Hayabusa and Kuroda would both dropkick Gannosuke who would cause Fuyuki to be knocked into the landmine for the third explosion. Kanemura would quickly rush into the ring and get Gannosuke out of the there as the two would brawl to the back. Kuroda would nail his finishing Technan Buster DDT on Hayabusa but Fuyuki would still out of it after exploding landmine. Kuroda would then attempt to throw Hayabusa over the ropes, but Hayabusa would bring Kuroda over with him and the two would begin fighting on the apron trying to throw one another into the final landmine. Kuroda would eventually clothesline Hayabusa but it would result in both being sent into the final exploding landmine. Hayabusa and Kuroda would make it back in the ring, and Kuroda would begin going for the win by hitting several lariats but not managing to put Hayabusa away. Hayabusa would eventually duck a Kuroda lariat and land a kick to the head and then would deliver his H Thunder with Kuroda becoming the first wrestler to ever kick out of. Hayabusa would then finally finish Kuroda with a 450 Fire Bird Splash and then follow that up with another H Thunder with Kodo Fuyuki making the three count for the Hayabusa win and his first reign as WEW World Champion.
May 25, 2001 in Fukuoka, Hayabusa would return to Michinoku Pro for the first time in almost three years by teaming with Tiger Mask as they would take on the team of Dick Togo and Kazuya Yuasa as Hayabusa would put away Yuasa for the win. It would be announced that Hayabusa would be returning for Michinoku Pro the next month in Sapporo.
June 8, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, FMW's Commissioner Kodo Fuyuki would come out to the ring with business associate Stuart Levy from Tokyo Pop. Fuyuki would announce that he has a major announcement and would want the entire FMW locker room to come out. Hayabusa would be the first one out to see what is going on. Kodo Fuyuki would announce that with permission from FMW Vice President Yoshida, that he was going to buy FMW from under Shoichi Arai and has the money from Tokyo Pop to do so, and would want the entire FMW roster to join with him. Everyone thinking they had no other choice would side with Fuyuki besides Hayabusa who would stick with Shoichi Arai while Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Ricky Fuji would not side with individual. Shoichi Arai would announce that he still had 48% ownership of FMW, where as Kodo Fuyuki had only bought 47% of the stock with the backing of Stuart Levy. Hayabusa had bought 5% of the stock so Fuyuki would not have enough control to give the promotion to Tokyo Pop and then ask 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 would side with Arai and Hayabusa. Tetsuhiro Kuroda would come from his corner and grab the mic and state that he will never side with Fuyuki, so if that means that he had to side with Arai and Hayabusa then so be it. Fuyuki would then announce that in the main event of the show, Hayabusa would have to team up with Kuroda to take on Mr. Gannosuke and Kintaro Kanemura.
Gannosuke and Kanemura would end up getting the victory over Hayabusa and Kuroda after Gannosuke would end up getting the pinfall on Hayabusa with the Gannosuke Clutch to Fuyuki's happiness. Fuyuki would get in the ring and begin making his new employee Arai kiss his feet and demand Arai to slap Hayabusa. As Arai would begin crying he delivering some very light slaps until Fuyuki would force Arai to punch Hayabusa. Arai would then begin punching Hayabusa into the corner which would not even phase Hayabusa until Arai would begin crying right on Hayabusa as Hayabusa would hold Arai in disgust of what Fuyuki had just forced Arai to do.
June 17, 2001 at the Sapporo Green Dome, Hayabusa would return to Michinoku Pro to team with The Great Sasuke for the last time as well as Alexander Otsuka against the team of Dick Togo, Men's Teioh, and Ricky Fuji with Sasuke getting the win after pinning Ricky with a Senton Atomico to get the win in Hayabusa's final Michinoku Pro match of his career.
July 2, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Fuyuki would make 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 were to get pinned then he will be fired as an active performer with FMW. Hayabusa would score the pinfall on Mr. Gannosuke after Fuyuki makes a 2 count but freezes before making a three count, until referee Marty Asano would run to the ring and knock Fuyuki's hand down for the three count and the victory for Hayabusa's team.
July 30, 2001 at the Hakata Star Lanes, Hayabusa would successfully defend the WEW World Championship for the first time in a grueling battle against Mammoth Sasaki where Mammoth would setup a table on top of the turnbuckle and attempt to Super Chokeslam Hayabusa off the table placed on the turnbuckle. Hayabusa would manage to counter it and flip Sasaki off the table instead and hit 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 would agree that if he were to team with GOEMON and Onryo and lose to Mr. Gannosuke, Kintaro Kanemura, and Mammoth Sasaki then he will put up 5% of his stock at the August 11th Komazawa Olympic Gym show. Hayabusa would fall 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 would score only his second pinfall over Hayabusa to win the match and force Hayabusa to put up 5% of the stock he owned in FMW on August 11th. It is agreed, that the stock Hayabusa owned would be put in a Best 2 out of 3 matches. 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 would defeat Kodo Fuyuki in just a couple minutes to give the FMW team their first win. Tetsuhiro Kuroda though would lose 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 would announce that Shoichi Arai was now fired as FMW President and replaced by FMW Vice President Senmu Yoshida. This also marked Hayabusa's first singles pinfall lost since last November 12, 2000 against Kodo Fuyuki.
September 5, 2001 at the Sapporo Green Dome, Hayabusa would wear his first non white uniform as Hayabusa since he wrestled in the Hayabusa farewell match back on August 25, 1999 as he would wear red for the match. Hayabusa would be given another shot at the WEW World Title and Kanemura and would manage to kick out of everything. Kanemura would deliver a lot of his powerful offense which would include a Powerbomb off the apron onto a table and one of the fastest supplexs possibly delivered. 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 hit a 450 Fire Bird Splash on Kanemura for the victory and his second WEW World Title victory.
September 9, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, President Yoshida would show footage showing that Hayabusa had in fact lowblow Kanemura in their WEW World Title match in Sapporo, and would strip Hayabusa of the WEW World Title and give it back to Kintaro Kanemura. Later in the show, Hayabusa would team 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 would end up getting another pinfall victory over Kanemura by finishing him off once again 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 October 22, 2001 at the next Korakuen Hall show with the stipulation being that if Hayabusa were to win than Shoichi Arai would regain his position as FMW President.
October 19, 2001 in Tokyo, Hayabusa would meet up and challenge Genichiro Tenryu for a singles match at All Japan's October 28, 2001 Budokan Hall show, where Hayabusa would represent the All Japan team taking on Tenryu's WAR team in a best of 5 singles matches. The match would never take place.
Hayabusa who had a fever, knee, head, shoulder, and elbow pain as well as physically exhausted would then be scheduled to face off against Mammoth Sasaki at the October 22, 2001 Korakuen Hall show put on by FMW. A camera would show Hayabusa getting ready for his entrance up the stairway at Korakuen Hall when a evil spirit creature would show up and deliver these cryptic ironic words to Hayabusa just minutes before his match. "You are cursed. As long as you're fighting in FMW, many curses will be brought to you. You are the one who has been cursed. Even if you struggle to keep on fighting, your wrestling life as Hayabusa will be finished within 2 years at the most. Don't forget it, Hayabusa." before Hayabusa could do anything the spirit would have disappear and a tragedy would then take place.
October 22, 2001 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa would suffer one of the worse injuries in professional wrestling history against 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's initial reaction to having no feeling in his body was that it was the same thing as one time when Masato Tanaka had delivered a Half Nelson Supplex on him and he had lost feeling in his body for about two seconds but once the two seconds had passed and he still had no feeling in body he knew he was in big trouble. Hayabusa would have an out of body experience afterwards feeling his his spirit had left his body like he had just died after the incident and would see himself looking above the ring at himself laying in the ring helpless before going back down to his body. Hayabusa initial reaction would be to keep the match going and would tell referee FMW referee Marty Asano to continue with the match.
Hayabusa despite knowing exactly what had just happened hoped he somehow could find a possible way to finish the match as the wrestlers are taught while learning how to wrestle that no matter to be able to finish the match. Mammoth who would begin to freak out not knowing what exactly had happened since he was on his back looking up when the accident had taken place would begin to just kick Hayabusa and wait for him to get up, and would then would put Hayabusa in a rear chin lock to try and allow Hayabusa some time to recover from whatever had just happened to him. Moving his neck around would cause the injury to become far worse until Hayabusa would realize that he was unable to move and referee Marty Asano would call the match a no contest.
Shoichi Arai, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Hisakatsu Oya, GOEMON, Onryo, Ricky Fuji, and the young FMW wrestlers would come in to the ring due to the tragic accident. Kintaro Kanemura would come to the ring to get Mammoth out of the ring as Mammoth would finally be wised up to what had just happened. A stretcher would be rushed to the ring as Hayabusa would realize that this was the main event and did not want to have the fans go home disappointed and would ask for the mic to address the fans. Hayabusa would state "All of you, I'm truly sorry. It probably might take a long to come back, but, I want to come back. I think I want to come back, so, so please don't abandon FMW that I loved at the risk of my life." Shoichi Arai would ask the fans to clear the building to allow the ambulance to come into Korakuen Hall. Television cameras would then stop filming as paramedics would rush to Korakuen Hall and place him on Ezaki on a stretcher and would take him to Nihon University in Tokyo. Ezaki would stay conscious the whole time and would vividly remember the lights of Korakuen Hall shining down on him but he would enter the hospital feeling he was not going to make it out alive and begin crying as hard as possible with one of the teachers at the University asking him to calm down with the doctors stabilizing him and Ezaki falling asleep immediately . Shoichi Arai and Ezaki's wife would be the only ones allowed to visit him while in the hospital the day of the accident.
Ezaki would be taken to the ICU where he would be told by a doctor that he had cracked his Vertebrae 4 and 5 which resulted in paralysis and he would not be able to feel anything from his head down as a result. Ezaki would ask the doctor when would a full recovery be expected with the doctor giving him the news that he if he did not regain any feeling in his body after three months than he could possibly be bed ridden for the rest of his life. This would send Ezaki into a mental shock as he was a pro wrestler someone that had just been flying around the ring a couple of hours earlier and now there was a possibility that he would be bed ridden the rest of his life.
All he could think about was wanting to die. He was humiliated and disgraced by needing a diaper and having a nurse change him. He looked out the window and wish he could physically get up just so he can jump out of it and fall to his death.
Ezaki would be told that visiting hours would be one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon and only family would be allowed in which would allow him to see his two and four year old daughters. Ezaki would also end up seeing two familiar faces in Mr. Gannosuke and GOEMON show up one day. Ezaki would ask them how they were able to get in as family were the only ones allowed in. Gannosuke would tell him that they told the hospital that they were Ezaki's cousins with Ezaki shocked that the hospital workers would actually buy that story.
Problems would begin to occur while just laying in the hospital filled with germs without being able to move. The first would be Kidney failure. He would also drop from his wrestling weight of 237 pounds down to eventually 127 pounds.
Then Ezaki's body would become constantly dangerously hot as he would experience a deadly fever due to germs getting into the valve of his heart. The doctors would be forced to concentrate on it over his paralysis from the neck down.
Many drugs would be given to Eiji Ezaki to help his
fever which would cause him to hallucinate and reality and dreams would
become one to him. The only thing he had in his hospital room was a radio and
thus would believe things were happening like Harry Potter had been kidnapped by North Korea.
November 5, 2001at Korakuen Hall,
the teams of Hayabusa and Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Hayabusa, Kuroda, and GOEMON
would be stripped of the
WEW Tag Team Titles and WEW 6 Man Tag Team Titles. Tomokazu Morita would brought in under the new
name of Garuda to replace Hayabusa while Hayabusa remains in critical condition
fighting for his life. 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 which would garner loud Gannosuke chants from the FMW loyalists.
November 5, 2001at Korakuen Hall, the teams of Hayabusa and Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Hayabusa, Kuroda, and GOEMON would be stripped of the WEW Tag Team Titles and WEW 6 Man Tag Team Titles. Tomokazu Morita would brought in under the new name of Garuda to replace Hayabusa while Hayabusa remains in critical condition fighting for his life. 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 which would garner loud Gannosuke chants from the FMW loyalists.
December 29, 2001 in Tokyo, Eiji Ezaki would have heart 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 with Ezaki's life being put at risk if the surgery were not a success. The surgery would be a success and very soon after, Ezaki's fever would drop down. Ezaki would wake up from the surgery hours later alone in the dark in the ICU not knowing what was going on as his body was feeling extreme coldness instead of hotness. For the first time in a long time his thoughts were not scrambled dreams. The fever would finally be gone as Ezaki would be transported to the Murayama Hospital in Tokyo for rehabilitation where over two months past the accident Ezaki would finally be able to work on being able to walk once again, although a huge scar would remain down Ezaki's chest from the heart surgery. The three month stay at the Nihon University would result close to a $5 million Yen bill.
Although Ezaki before going into surgery had wanted it to fail so that he could just die and be put out of his misery, once the surgery ended up being a success and his fever had gone down, he would become very glad that he was still alive. He would also begin to have feeling back in a finger giving him the sign that he would not have to be bed ridden the rest of his life like he had feared.
Then on 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 would officially declare 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 would be 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 as well as feeling guilty about Ezaki's injury. 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 would hope 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 as Ezaki was actually one of the few FMW wrestlers that would consider Arai a friend.
Just a few days later after the tragic death of former FMW owner Shoichi Arai, an idea would presented to Hayabusa about a new promotion being started by Mr. Gannosuke with Hayabusa being used as the face of the promotion. The promotion with former FMW wrestlers Mr. Gannosuke, Mammoth Sasaki, GOEMON, Onryo, Garuda, Flying Kid Ichihara, Satoru Makita, and Happy Ikeda all being apart of the promotion called WMF. A Japanese computer company called Laing, Inc. 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 would make 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, Gannosuke, and Shinzaki would announce 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 would run its practice show. Hayabusa would be at the rehabilitation center so would be unable to appear at the show. But Gannosuke would hold a cell phone up the ring with Hayabusa on it as Hayabusa would announce to the crowd that he would appear at the August 28th Differ Ariake show. Mitsuhiro Matsunaga also would appear at the show very upset at Mr. Gannosuke and Mammoth Sasaki over the both of them forcing WMF's new rule of no death matches in the promotion. Matsunaga would appear at the end of the show from the crowd and goes into the ring and bash 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 would be 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 would 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 barbed wire 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 would only be able to attend certain WMF shows, as he would spend the rest of his days resting in his own hospital room, and relearning how to walk. Hayabusa would also begin working on his own personal autobiography covering his entire career that would be released on October 26, 2002.
December 11, 2002 at the Tokyo Rehabilitation Center where Hayabusa would go three hours a day to relearn how to walk would give interview to Nikkan Sports which would be his first interview since the accident to plug the WMF debut for Korakuen Hall the next day as well as his just released autobiography. Hayabusa would talk about his return to Korakuen Hall for the first time since the injury, why WMF was created instead of just all the wrestlers going to WEW like originally planned, and his difference of opinion when it came to Kodo Fuyuki's booking and announced that he would take his first public steps in the building of Korakuen Hall, the sight of the injury the next day.
December 12, 2002 at Korakuen Hall. Hayabusa would return to Korakuen Hall for the first time in 461 days since
being paralyzed on October 22, 2001. Hayabusa would come out with walking crutches connected to his arms and take his first steps to the public injury since the accident. Hayabusa would then give an interview and talk about how he wanted to return to the "holy ground"
of Korakuen Hall and be able to walk. Hayabusa then talked about how one year ago he was fighting for his life in the hospital and how much he
had progressed through the past year with the hopes that he would be able to return to wrestle which has been openly his goal since coming out of his open heart surgery. Hayabusa would later return for color commentating and shake the hands of Garuda, Satoshi Kojima, and Mr. Gannosuke after their matches. After the main event of Mammoth Sasaki vs. Tetsuhiro Kuroda which would result in a Double KO finish, Mammoth Sasaki
would grab the mic and announce to the crowd that when Hayabusa would be able to wrestle again he wanted to be his first opponent when he returned.
December 21, 2002 at Sapporo Teisan Hall, Mr. Gannosuke would turn on partner Jinsei Shinzaki and join GOEMON's Double Cross Army to setup a feud with Mammoth Sasaki as well as renew the Hayabusa/Shinzaki vs. Gannosuke feud. Eventually Gannosuke would leave the Double Cross Army and form the GUN's with two Gannosuke look-alikes in Mr. Rocknosuke and Mr. Iwaonosuke.
March 15, 2003 after leaving the Tokyo Rehabilitation Center with Jinsei Shinzaki strolling him back to the hospital, Mr. Gannosuke along with the GUN's would drive up and and attack both Hayabusa and Shinzaki from behind. Mr. Iwaonosuke would attack Shinzaki while Mr. Gannosuke would knock Hayabusa out of the wheelchair which would be Hayabusa's first bump since the injury since the injury. This would setup Mr. Gannosuke vs. Jinsei Shinzaki for April 11, 2003 for WMF's return to Korakuen Hall.
March 19, 2003 in a Yokohama Hospital, Kodo Fuyuki who had wrestled Hayabusa in some of their most infamous matches including their November 20, 1998 FMW Double Titles match at the Yokohama Bunka Gym and their 60 minute Iron Man match on September 26, 2000 at Korakuen Hall would die of cancer at age 42. The WEW President who had been booker for FMW and lead heel from 1998 to FMW's end would die right beside his wife as well as former FMW wrestlers Kintaro Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Chocoball Mukai, and Shinjuku Shark. Hayabusa would later announce that after Fuyuki had found out about the cancer that he randomly showed up in Hayabusa's hospital room in the middle of the night and asked him if he was going to return to wrestling. Hayabusa would state that he didn't know and Fuyuki replied with wishing him the best before leaving. Hayabusa would attend the vigil on March 22nd in Yokohama and say goodbye to Fuyuki. Former FMW wrestlers of Kintaro Kanemura, Mammoth Sasaki, Mr. Gannosuke, Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Koji Nakagawa, Ricky Fuji, Hido, Yoshihito Sasaki, Flying Kid Ichihara, Shinjuku Shark, Gosaku Goshogawara, and Chocoball Mukai would also attend the vigil.
March 31, 2003, Hayabusa would finally be able to leave the Tokyo Hospital and be able to return to his home after 525 days and just return to the Rehabilitation Center for his 3 hours a day of relearning how to walk. Hayabusa would also show he was be able to learn how to walk down steps for the very first time.
April 11, 2003 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa would give a speech about WMF before the show about its future and that WMF is very interested in fans feedback about the show. Mr. Gannosuke and Jinsei Shinzaki would take on each other in a 5 year rematch from their April 21, 1998 FMW match. Before the match, Mr. Gannosuke would get on the mic and call out Hayabusa who was color commentating. Mr. Gannosuke would insult Hayabusa which would lead to Hayabusa giving Gannosuke the middle finger. That would cause Mr. Rocknosuke and Mr. Iwaonosuke to grab Hayabusa to the wheel chair and wheel him to the ring before Shinzaki would make the save for his friend which would start the match. Shinzaki would have to take on Gannosuke, Rocknosuke, and Iwaonosuke for most of the match with them triple teaming him most of the match until referee Ted Tanabe would finally send Rocknosuke and Iwaonosuke to the back. Shinzaki would be in control afterwards but a bloody Gannosuke would end up hitting a Shining Wizard for the win over Shinzaki. Shinzaki afterwards crawl to Hayabusa sitting down ashamed of his loss to Gannosuke and for not getting revenge for what he did to Hayabusa. Masato Tanaka would also make his WMF debut to a favor for his friend Hayabusa and defeat WMF's ace Mammoth Sasaki in the main event and the best match of the show.
July 7, 2003 at Korakuen Hall for the Fuyuki Army Promotion, WMF and WEW would agree to get together and hold a FMW reunion show. Hayabusa would state that this would be the official end to FMW as FMW was never really given a farewell show when it went under in February 2003, so this would be it. WMF's Double Cross Brand would officially end on this show as GOEMON would return as a team with Onryo. Mammoth Sasaki would team up with Mr. Gannosuke and TAKA Michinoku against Genichiro Tenryu, Kintaro Kanemura, and Masao Orihara. Gannosuke would turn on Mammoth during the match and Kanemura would end up pinning Mammoth to win the match as Hayabusa would watch the match from the entrance in his eyes would officially be the end for FMW.
The rest of 2003 would be a rough time for WMF as the Fuyuki Army Promotion would be using the same wrestlers more effectively with the exception of Mammoth Sasaki. The Apache Army of Kintaro Kanemura, Mr. Gannosuke, Hido, GOEMON, Onryo, and GENTARO would start up and challenge Zero-One. Hayabusa would remain fairly inactive the rest of the year, just color commentating during the top matches for WMF shows. Word would then spread that due to the money losses that WMF had suffered, they would be shutting down after their February 11, 2004 Korakuen Hall show.
February 11, 2004 at Korakuen Hall, fans would attend believing that the show would be the last WMF show. Kensuke Sasaki would defeat Mr. Gannosuke in the main event of the show and afterwards, Gannosuke would inform the crowd that this would become the end of Chapter 1 of WMF, but that Chapter 2 of WMF will hopefully start in 6 months. Afterwards, Gannosuke would begin crying backstage due to the recent problems with WMF's finances. Hayabusa would announce that he would be stepping down as WMF Commissioner and both he and GOEMON would no longer be officially part of the WMF roster due to WMF not being able to pay for Hayabusa in a non wrestling role because of the lack of money. Hayabusa would instead would focus on becoming a singer.
Hayabusa would group himself with Japanese Guitarist Masahiko, and focus a majority on becoming a singer. Hayabusa's CD would be released on May 4th and announce that his first concert entitled "Triple Fight" on June 11, 2004 with Hayabusa singing, Masahiko playing the guitar, and GOEMON participating in the show while videos of Hayabusa's career being played in the background.
May 5, 2004 at Kawasaki Stadium, Hayabusa would attend backstage the last show of the Fuyuki Army Promotion promoted by Kodo Fuyuki's widow Kaoru Fuyuki. Backstage a FMW reunion would be formed with Hayabusa, Mr. Gannosuke, Masato Tanaka, Kintaro Kanemura, Mammoth Sasaki, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, GOEMON, Onryo, Jado, Gedo, Hido, Garuda, Yoshihito Sasaki, Shinjuku Shark and Chocoball Mukai all backstage talking with one another. Although the show would not be the success due to repeated changing of the card, and poor weather with it being cold and windy, it would still mean something to Hayabusa as it was possibly the last time a May 5th show would be held at Kawasaki Stadium, the building that saw some of Hayabusa's biggest matches of his career.
June 11, 2004 in Sapporo, Hayabusa would hold his first concert entitled "Triple Fight" with Masahiko & GOEMON participating in the concert while Hayabusa would sing his songs. The show would overall be a success, and another show would soon booked for "Triple Threat II". It would be a tough month for Hayabusa personally though as he would go through a divorce with his wife and the mother of his two children. Hayabusa's injury of always needing help and being home would become too much of a burden on his wife with her already working as a nurse and raising two children. The divorce would be official, although Hayabusa's love for his wife would never go away, and he would still be in constant touch with his wife and children. The stress of everything in his life, he finds himself crying alone by himself once a week.
July 29, 2004 at a Tokyo Press Conference, Hayabusa would accompany Jinsei Shinzaki with Motoko Baba on July 29th to announce that Jinsei Shinzaki would be taking part for the 6th year anniversary of the death of Giant Baba show on February 5, 2005 at Budokan Hall. Hayabusa would also be participating in the show out of the respect he had for his late friend Giant Baba.
August 31, 2004 in Kumamoto, Hayabusa would hold his second concert "Triple Fight II" in front of his friends and family in his hometown. Again, with clips with Hayabusa's matches from FMW playing on the screen in the background, with Hayabusa singing, Masahiko playing the guitar, and GOEMON intervening in between the shows, it would be another successful show for a small building in front of his friends and family.
November 10, 2004 in Sendai, "Triple Fight III" would take place in Northern Japan to allow Hayabusa to participate singing with Michinoku Pro friends The Great Sasuke & Jinsei Shinzaki. Both Hayabusa and Jinsei Shinzaki who had teamed together in FMW, Michinoku Pro, All Japan, and ECW would be now be singing together to Masahiko's guitar play while The Great Sasuke & GOEMON would sing along.
December 22, 2004 at the Sapporo Sports Cafe, a Christmas "Triple Fight" show would then be planned which would be entitled "Hayabusa's Christmas Special" and also planned to air on Sapporo Radio. Auctioning for Hayabusa pictures and cigarette liters would also be planned until days before the show, the show would have to be postponed for another month, causing the "Christmas Special" theme to be scrapped.
February 5, 2005 at Budokan Hall, Hayabusa & Masahiko would sing a song dedicated to Hayabusa's late friend Giant Baba at the 6year anniversary show of Giant Baba's death. During a break between the matches, Hayabusa would sing in front of his largest audience ever of around 6,000 to 8,000 fans at Budokan Hall. Jinsei Shinzaki and GOEMON would also participate in matches during the show.
February 15, 2005 at KRAPS Hall, the postponed Triple Fight show in December would be made up at KRAPS Hall instead on the 3rd year anniversary of the death of FMW. GOEMON would handle the auctioning off of the pictures of Hayabusa and the Hayabusa cigarette lighters in between songs.
April 17, 2005 at the Tokyo Differ Ariake, two shows are held to benefit Sabu from an illness. Out of the respect and friendship for Sabu from the old FMW wrestlers, almost all of them perform for the show in one way or another. Hayabusa would sing a song dedicated to Sabu who he patterned his style early in his career off of. Hayabusa also in English states that he wishes to have a match with Sabu once again. The show would also allow Hayabusa to not only meet with Sabu afterwards face to face for the first time in almost a year, but many of the former FMW wrestlers as well including Megumi Kudo, Shark Tsuchiya, Kaori Nakayama, and Hisakatsu Oya backstage for the first time in months. Hayabusa would also meet with Sanshiro Takagi of DDT and agrees to attend a DDT show on July 3, 2005 for a benefit show for the victims of the Earthquake in South Japan earlier in the year.
April 22, 2005 in Tokyo, Hayabusa would meet face to face Jushin Liger for a interview together for Weekly Gong Magazine where they would discuss their past friendship, their time in Mexico together, their Super J Cup match, and Hayabusa turning down Jushin Liger's offer to join the New Japan Junior Heavyweight division. Hayabusa's second CD "Proof" would come out days later on May 1, 2005.
July 3, 2005 in Niigata, Hayabusa would attend the DDT promotion's Earthquake Relief Benefit show for the victims of the earthquake that hit Niigata back in March. Hayabusa who is from Kumamoto, which is near Niigata agreed to do the show to help out the victims as much as he possibly could. GOEMON would also wrestle on the show in a tag team match. It would be only the third wrestling show that Hayabusa has gone to in the last year. Hayabusa would perform a song in front of the crowd about the tragedy of the earthquake, which the crowd sat quietly but obviously emotional throughout the whole song. Hayabusa would also get to meet several wrestlers for the first time, and many wrestlers for the first time in years. Mitsunobu Kikuzawa as Kikutaro, AKINO, Mariko Yoshida, and MIKAMI would all take pictures with Hayabusa backstage. Both Kikuzawa and MIKAMI would bring a big smile to Hayabusa's face interacting and talking with each other.
July 30, 2005 in Tokyo, Hayabusa would attend the 5 Year Anniversary Commemoration Party for the Pro Wrestling NOAH promotion. Hayabusa would be invited by NOAH President Mitsuharu Misawa and got the chance to meet with wrestlers that he had not gotten to talk to in years. He was greeted by Mitsuharu Misawa and took pictures with Jun Akiyama, his good friend Masato Tanaka, and Yoshihiro Takayama as well others. Hayabusa would be very grateful towards Misawa who earlier in the month had given Hayabusa free sky box tickets to the NOAH Tokyo Dome show as well.
November 29, 2005 at the Osaka Tsukamoto Live house, Hayabusa's Triple Fight concert would be a way for many of Hayabusa's biggest fans to support Hayabusa for his 37th birthday. The fans would sing to Hayabusa themselves as they would sing Happy Birthday to their hero.
April 2, 2006 in Tokyo, a small FMW reunion would be held by the man that trained Hayabusa in Tarzan Goto. Hayabusa would sing a song and host a talk show to the fans as GOEMON, Gosaku, and Ricky Fuji would also participate in the show as Ricky and Gosaku would have a match against each other.
June 23, 2006 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa would return to Korakuen Hall for the first time since WMF's last Korakuen Hall show on February 11, 2004 as Hayabusa would sing to the crowd for Ultimo Dragon Fiesta promotion. Hayabusa would then hold another concert on June 24, 2006 just down the road from Korakuen Hall at the Suidobashi Fighting Cafe Colosseo which would be restaurant that is just down the road from Korakuen Hall that all the wrestlers attend with all the pictures of the wrestlers hanging on the walls like Riberia's.
July 3, 2006 at the Tokyo Ota Ward Gym, Hayabusa would make his first appearance at an All Japan event since losing the All Asian Tag Team Titles with Jinsei Shinzaki to Yoshihiro Takayama and Takao Omori on June 4, 1999. Hayabusa and his protégé Hayabusa-cito would come out to Hayabusa's "Fight with Dream II" theme to team with Kikutaro to take on CMLL's Virus and MAZADA. Hayabusa-cito would deliver some of Hayabusa's old moves like the Moonsault Press, the Asai Moonsault, and the Phoenix Splash while Hayabusa watched in his corner. Hayabusa-cito would also took a good beating like Hayabusa was known for, but Kikutaro would end up being the one taking the fall after Virus would put him the in Virus Lock II for the submission victory.
August 19, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hayabusa's trip to the United States would start with a sit down interview scheduled for 10 AM with Fumi Saito helping translate the interview. Hayabusa would talk about getting into the wrestling business, and admit that he had hard feelings towards Atsushi Onita coming back to FMW back in 1996 to retake Hayabusa's position as ace of FMW like Hayabusa had failed at his position. Hayabusa would then attend a PWU show that night at the ECW Arena where he would sign autographs for many fans at the show, and receive a standing ovation from the crowd as Hayabusa would sing a song to the fans and receive another respectful round of applause. Hayabusa stayed backstage and watched the rest of the show on the monitor until getting 200 dollars for his performance and taking a taxi back to his hotel. He had dinner at 12:30 AM with Fumi Saito at the restaurant in the hotel where he was told his schedule for the upcoming day that would start at 3 AM. Hayabusa would only get to take a two hour cat nap before having to get ready for another day in the United States.
August 20, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts, Hayabusa and Saito would attend WWE's SummerSlam at the former Fleet Center. Due to the show being a big event, the security was incredible as Hayabusa would meet with Johnny Ace first to be allowed backstage for the event. While backstage Hayabusa would see Sabu in person as Hayabusa would yell "Brother!" with Sabu replying back "Super Star!" which caused a smile on Hayabusa's face as they both went into the waiting room together. While talking Hayabusa realized that Sabu had not changed at all in the fourteen years that they had known each other. While talking with Sabu, somebody would shout "Hayabusa" out loud. It would turn out to be Rey Mysterio, Jr. who had trained with Hayabusa while in Tijuana in 1993. It was the first time that Hayabusa had seen Mysterio in ten years. Mysterio would kneel to Hayabusa and begin talking with him as both would begin getting teary eyed. Hayabusa couldn't believe that this sixteen year old he knew while training in Tijuana would become one of the biggest stars in wrestling today but couldn't be more proud of his old friend. Hayabusa would then watch the show backstage, while eating more than he has in years including hot dogs, hamburgers, and potato chips. After the show, Sabu would meet up with Hayabusa and introduce Hayabusa to WWE owner Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon. After the McMahons would leave, Fumi Saito would introduce Hayabusa to John Cena as the two would greet each other. Edge and Lita would soon greet Hayabusa as well before many other WWE wrestlers would get the chance to meet with Hayabusa.
August 21, 2006 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Hayabusa and Fumi Saito would take a bus to the next nights RAW. Hayabusa would receive passes from Johnny Ace once again. Jeff Hardy who was returning to the WWE that night and thus did not get to meet Hayabusa the night earlier at SummerSlam would come up to Hayabusa and show him much praise and respect.
August 22, 2006 in Stanford, Connecticut, Hayabusa and Fumi would visit WWE headquarters to meet with people working in the building as well as look at the many wrestling pictures on the wall. They would then take a flight to Queens, New York. Hayabusa and Fumi would visit Central Park, Times Square, and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant before leaving New York to travel to Wilkes Baree, Pennsylvania for the SmackDown and ECW tapings.
Hayabusa's third CD "To You Who is Holding Out" would come out on September 6, 2006 and it would be his first CD that would be able to be bought by American fans on websites such as amazon.com.
December 17, 2006 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE, Chocoball Mukai would hold his Retirement show teaming up with Mammoth Sasaki against Yuki Ishikawa and Ryuji Walters. Hayabusa would attend the Retirement ceremony after the match and present Mukai with flowers and shake hands with his former FMW co-worker.
August 30, 2007 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa would be brought in for Michinoku's Fukumen Tournament at the beginning of the show. Jinsei Shinzaki would help roll Hayabusa in his wheel chair and hand him the mic as he would stand up and wish all the masked wrestlers luck in the tournament.
Hayabusa would release his fourth CD on November 11, 2007 along with friend former FMW referee Nobuyoshi Nakamura also known as Dragon Gate's Dragon Kid. Dragon Gate Records would be the label for the CD which would be entitled "Trust!" with Hayabusa and Dragon Kid singing separate songs and songs together. Both Hayabusa and Dragon Kid who had been friends for years going back to the FMW days would get matching half and half mask of each others signature masks to wear within another while promoting the album.
September 5, 2008 in Los Angeles, Hayabusa would return to the United States for the first time since his trip in 2006 through the Northeast. This time it would be through his connection with Dragon Gate as Dragon Gate would run one of its first shows in the United States. Hayabusa would be there to take pictures with the fans and sing to the crowd one of his songs.
November 29, 2008 in Tokyo, a Birthday celebration would take place for Hayabusa's 40th birthday. Hayabusa's friends and family would attend the party with a cake of a picture of Hayabusa being presented. Hayabusa would also announce that he would be promoting his very first show in 2009 under the name "FIESTA DEL HAYABUSA ~ PHOENIX" at the Shinjuku FACE.
December 15, 2008 in Asagoya, Hayabusa would hold a concert entitled "Hayabusa vs. Mr. Gannosuke talk show" with Hayabusa singing along side with Dragon Kid, Ricky Fuji, Ichiro Yaguchi, and Emi Sakura. Mr. Gannosuke who had announced back on May 1, 2008 that he would be retiring from wrestling at the end of the year would appear and sit down with the man he friends talked with another for about an hour about Hayabusa's singing career, Mr. Gannosuke's upcoming retirement and beer among other things. The show would end with Hayabusa wishing his long time friend the best of luck with his upcoming retirement.
December 27, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, Mr. Gannosuke would hold his Retirement show to officially put an end to his near 18 year career as a pro-wrestler. Gannosuke's retirement match which would be an old style FMW Street Fight with Gannosuke teaming with Jinsei Shinzaki and Mammoth Sasaki against Masato Tanaka, Kintaro Kanemura, and Tetsuhiro Kuroda with Gannosuke pinning Kanemura in the end with the Fire Thunder. Gannosuke's retirement ceremony would then take place with Hayabusa's music playing and Mineo Fujita and Yuko Miyamoto rolling Hayabusa down the Shin-Kiba ramp. Hayabusa would hand Gannosuke flowers and talk to Gannosuke with tears running down his face about starting together and now their careers coming to an end with Gannosuke walking over to Hayabusa to hug him. A 10 bell salute would then take place with Gannosuke crying in the ring to symbolize the end of his career as a pro-wrestler. Gannosuke would meet up with Hayabusa after the show in the back to answer questions together by reporters right by the door to the shower with former FMW wrestlers coming by to take their shower and talking with Hayabusa and Gannosuke before an FMW reunion of Hayabusa, Mr. Gannosuke, Masato Tanaka, Kintaro Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Koji Nakagawa, Ricky Fuji, Mammoth Sasaki, Flying Kid Ichihara, and Gosaku Goshogawara would end up taking place with the group taking pictures with one another.
December 28, 2008 at the Fukuoka International Center, Hayabusa would appear as a color commentator announcer for the Dragon Gate Pay-Per-View show. He would appear for a couple of more shows for the promotion due to his friendship with Dragon Kid and connection with Dragon Gate being the official label to his CD's. Hayabusa when ask would state that if he was still wrestling today that it would be for the Dragon Gate promotion as it his favorite promotion today.
January 24, 2009 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE, Hayabusa would promote his first and to date only show entitled "FIESTA DEL HAYABUSA ~ PHOENIX" with the show being a mix of Dragon Gate wrestlers and FMW friends competing on the show. The first two matches would bring back old FMW gimmicks from the early 1990's of Battle Ranger, Pandita, and the Cockroaches. The next match would see former FMW wrestlers Mammoth Sasaki and GOEMON taking on Hisakatsu Oya and Ricky Fuji. The next match would be an FMW vs. Dragon Gate match of Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda against Shingo Takagi and Akira Tozawa. The main event would then see Dragon Gate wrestlers compete under Eiji Ezaki's gimmicks. Dragon Kid would dress up in the Hayabusa costume and wrestle as Hayabusa Kid, BxB Hulk would wrestle as H, and PAC would wrestle as Darkside Hayabusa. They would face off against NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA, and Magnitude Kishiwada revising his old FMW gimmick as Toryu with the finish seeing PAC as Darkside Hayabusa hitting the Phoenix Splash on MAZADA for the win. Hayabusa afterwards would grab the mic and announce that his dream is for next time to be able to team with the three wrestlers and compete again in the ring. The show would overall be considered a success drawing 467 fans, but to date there still has been no plan on second Hayabusa promoted wrestling show.
October 20, 2009 at the Yokohama Star Ship, Hayabusa along with Ricky Fuji and Command Bolshoi would sing along with Hayabusa for the "Intoxication Vol. 5" show with fans just having to pay the 20 dollars to attend the concert and 5 dollars a drink for the show.
December 22, 2009 at the Yokohama Star Ship, one of Hayabusa's biggest concerts would be the end of the year Christmas show with Hayabusa dressed up in his old Team Phoenix outfit and singing along with former Team Phoenix member Ricky Fuji singing songs from Hayabusa's fifth album "The Dream Goes On" that was released back on May 27, 2009 as well as Ichiro Yaguchi playing his guitar and the last song with Hayabusa wearing a Santa hat singing with Ricky Fuji to "Santa is coming to town" to end the show.
Hayabusa would begin attending the Walking Rehabilitation Center called Forest of the Heart on January 2, 2010 which would give Hayabusa more improvement on his walking more than any other time since 2002. Hayabusa will still need a cain, but can walk as much as he wants with the help of the cain, which is a far improvement than when he was first able to begin taking steps again in 2002.
February 14, 2010 at Sumo Hall, Hayabusa would make an appearance at Sumo Hall for the first time since his Super J Cup match in 1994. Hayabusa would attend the New Japan show for Milano Collection A.T.'s Retirement Ceremony. Hayabusa would be one of the several wrestlers to present Milano with flowers as Hayabusa would stand up out of his wheel chair to present the flowers and wish Milano the best of luck for his future outside of wrestling. After the 10 bell salute to symbolize the end of Milano's career and streamers were thrown in the ring, Milano would go over to Hayabusa and roll Hayabusa out with him for the last time in the former Toryumon and New Japan wrestler. Hayabusa would also meet up with friend Koji Kanemoto at the show with Kanemoto agreeing to participate at a Hayabusa concert in the future.
March 23, 2010 at the Yokohama Star Ship, Hayabusa's guest singers for the show would be long term friends Mr. Gannosuke and Ricky Fuji with Hayabusa celebrating their friendship in its 23rd year as well as Ricky Fuji who had been friends with Hayabusa since Hayabusa started in FMW and met Ricky Fuji in 1991.
April 18, 2010 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa would return to Korakuen Hall to perform a concert for the JWP promotion during their biggest show of the year. The month of April would turn out to be a very depressing month for Ezaki as his father would end up passing away.
May 4, 2010 at the Toshima LIVE IN ROSA, Hayabusa would hold another concert called the FUMi ROCK FESTIVAL 10 with Ricky Fuji singing and Ichiro Yaguchi playing. Former FMW wrestlers Yoshihito Sasaki and Soldier would attend the concert and have drinks with Hayabusa after the show. Hayabusa would then spend the next day on May 5th which would mark the 19th anniversary of his debut in pro wrestling with best friend Jinsei Shinzaki at Shinzaki's house as the two would eat lunch together.
Hayabusa's fifth CD called "Drink with Hayabusa" would be released June 2, 2010 and would feature a new piano version of his Fight with Dream theme song included in it which would be the fifth version of the popular song.
July 16, 2010 at the NHK Broadcasting Center, an interview with Hayabusa would be filmed for a three night special on the NHK TV show "Hartnett TV" which covered the life of handicap people and people on their show live the life of a handicap person to show the struggles of everyday from just getting around to having to take a bath alone. Hayabusa would be part of the group interviewed and discuss his life of being in a wheel chair everyday with the segment being MC'd by pop singer Mari Yaguchi.
October 11, 2010 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, Hayabusa would attend Mil Mascaras' Mask Nobility Fiesta show. Hayabusa would watch the match between El Samurai against Kikutaro on the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring entrance ramp. Hayabusa would also get to once again meet with his first favorite wrestler in Mil Mascaras for the first time since Hayabusa was in Mexico in 1994. Hayabusa would also get to meet with Genichiro Tenryu, El Pantera, and Kikutaro after the show.
January 24, 2011 at the Tokyo JCB Hall, Hayabusa would attend GAORA's 20th Anniversary show backstage and meet with many of the wrestlers at the show. Hayabusa would meet up and take pictures with friends Keiji Muto, Jushin Thunder Liger, and The Great Sasuke and as well as others while there.
February 14, 2011 at the Ota KUSHI-ZARU, Ezaki would revise his H gimmick for the first time since July 22, 2000 for a concert. Ezaki would dye his hair from blonde to gray to bring back his H look from early 2000. SMASH's AKIRA would attend the concert and meet up with Ezaki to talk and take pictures together afterwards.
A 9.0 earthquake would occur on March 11, 2011 in the Tohoku region followed by a tsunami killing thousands and misplacing hundreds of thousands of people along many cities that Hayabusa regularly toured at like Sendai and Iwate. Hayabusa's apartment in Tokyo did not suffer any damage but Hayabusa made it a point to himself right afterwards to try and do whatever he could for the people in the Tohoku region. Hayabusa would get a collection plate and begin singing on the streets of Tokyo to help earn as much as money as he could for the people devastated by the earthquake and tsunami. He would also announce that his next concert on March 29th at the AFR Yokohama would be postponed as a result of the disaster.
March 31, 2011 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa would attend SMASH's show at Korakuen Hall and meet with long time friend Sabu after the show. Hayabusa and Sabu would hug and talk about the earthquake and the Nuclear Power Plant problems that occurred as a result of the earthquake which brought Sabu great fear when coming back to Japan but knowing he had to honor his already booked appearance.
May 5, 2011 would mark the 20th Anniversary of Eiji Ezaki's debut in pro-wrestling. Hayabusa would spend the day in Fukushima at a event called Kickout which was to help feed the homeless effected by the Tohoku Earthquake. Hayabusa would end up releasing a different t-shirt for every month of the year as well as a new mask the number 20 on it to symbolize the anniversary.
May 10, 2011 at the Yokohama AFR, the Phoenix Music Fiesta that had been scheduled for March 29th but had been postponed due to the Tohoku Earthquake would take place. Megumi Kudo would appear at the concert and meet with Hayabusa for the first time in around ten years and first time since FMW had closed down and Hayabusa had become paralyzed. Hayabusa and Megumi Kudo would have a talk segment at the beginning show discussing their time in FMW from the early days to NEO-FMW when both Hayabusa and Kudo were responsible for keeping FMW going after Onita's Retirement up to Megumi Kudo retirement. Ricky Fuji, Command Bolshoi, and Ichiro Yaguchi would also end up performing at the concert with wrestlers Takashi Sasaki, Miwa Sato, and Taiji Ishimori in the crowd watching the show. Hayabusa, Megumi Kudo, and Ricky Fuji would take pictures after the show together for the first time years with both Kudo and Ricky drunk.
June 30, 2011 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa would appear among the crowd during the Dick Togo Retirement Match against Gedo. Although Togo and Gedo would brawl right in front of Hayabusa during the match when it was time for Togo's Retirement Ceremony following the match and Hayabusa's name would be called out to deliver flowers and say to Togo it would shock Togo not knowing that Hayabusa would there. Hayabusa and Togo would pose for pictures before Togo would go back to the ring for the ceremony.
July 17, 2011 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, Hayabusa would attend the Meteor Mask Fiesta which would be the Retirement show for the Masked Superstar Bill Eadie. After the incredibly hot show, Hayabusa would go drinking with Yoshiaki. Fujiwara with Fujiwara stating that he wanted to have a match with Hayabusa and did not mind waiting for him as he was going to be old anyway with Hayabusa feeling very honored that the legendary wrestler would want to have a match with him.
July 23, 2011 at the Kumamoto Circulation Information Hall, an event called "The Triumph Return of Hayabusa vs. Mr. Gannosuke Talk Live" would take place. It would be a talk show with Hayabusa and Gannosuke talking about starting their careers with FMW to the audience and then followed it up by answering questions from the audience. The sponsor of the event named Murata who would be a long time Hayabusa and Mr. Gannosuke fan and also from the area and famous for making a lot of money off creating an Antonio Inoki bronze statue in the 90's would include himself wearing a Hayabusa mask during the talk show and announce that he had made enough Hayabusa and Mr. Gannosuke bronze statues of themselves to circulate and sell them at Hayabusa's concerts and Gannosuke's own promoted wrestling shows.
August 27, 2011 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym # 2, Hayabusa would return to the Osaka building for the first time since October 13, 2001 for Nanjyo Hayato's debut promotion called FFF. The show would be a nostaglic FMW show with many former FMW wrestlers on the undercard including Megumi Kudo, Mammoth Sasaki, Flying Kid Ichihara, Bad Nurse Nakamura, and Battle Ranger Z with the main event consisting of Atsushi Onita, The Great Sasuke, and Nanjyo Hayato against W*ING Kanemura, Magnitude Kishiwada, and Ricky Fuji in a Barbed wire Street Fight Death Match. Hayabusa would come out to watch the main event and take pictures with Nanjyo and Kudo around ringside and then afterwards take pictures with many other former FMW wrestlers including Atsushi Onita who had not seen since 2003.
It would be announced that another Mil Mascaras Mask Fiesta would be taking place in October 2011 this time at Korakuen Hall. Hayabusa would not only be booked for the show like last year but also get to book his own match for the show. Hayabusa would book the match of three of his good friends consisting of Jinsei Shinzaki, The Great Sasuke, and Genichiro Tenryu revising his role as Big Hayabusa against Kensuke Sasaki, Prince Devitt, and El Samurai. Hayabusa and Tenryu with the Hayabusa mask on would get together in September 2011 and take part in a interview for Pro-Wrestling Weekly discussing many different things including FMW and Atsushi Onita.
October 6, 2011 at the Yokohama AFR, another Hayabusa Music Fiesta would take place this time with many different wrestlers on the show including Mr. Gannosuke, Ricky Fuji, Megumi Kudo, Ichiro Yaguchi, MASU-ME, and Command Bolshoi. Hayabusa while standing up would perform a song along with his long time friend Mr. Gannosuke while Tetsuhiro Kuroda would be in the audience watching the show. Afterwards, a group picture would take place as it was the first time in years the group of Hayabusa, Mr. Gannosuke, Megumi Kudo, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and Ricky Fuji had been together in the same room.
October 7, 2011 at Korakuen Hall, Hayabusa before the show would get to meet and take pictures with Kensuke Sasaki's wife Akira Hokuto who toured with Hayabusa while in Mexico together in EMLL in 1994 as well as his child hood favorite Mil Mascaras once again.
The Hayabusa Productions match of Big Hayabusa, Jinsei Shinzaki, and The Great Sasuke taking on Kensuke Sasaki, Prince Devitt, and El Samurai would have Hayabusa commentating for Samurai TV during the match as Big Hayabusa would end up getting the win with the Texas Cloverleaf. After the main event of the show, all the wrestlers would get in the ring when Hayabusa's "Fight with Dream" would begin to play as Hayabusa would head towards the ring. Hayabusa would get out of his wheel chair and with the assistance of many of the wrestlers holding open the ropes he would manage to get in the ring. It would be the first time since his injury almost exactly 10 years earlier on October 22, 2001 that he had stepped foot in a ring notably Korakuen Hall the same building the accident occurred. Hayabusa would first take pictures along side Genichiro Tenryu as Big Hayabusa and then get in the middle next to Mil Mascaras and Dos Caras for group pictures of everybody from the show. It would bring back child hood memories as Hayabusa would be right next to not only Mil Mascaras his first favorite wrestler as a child but also next to Satoru Sayama as Tiger Mask his favorite wrestler as a teenager as he had an amazing time that night.
October 22, 2011 would mark ten years of Hayabusa becoming paralyzed after slipping on the middle rope attempting an Asai Moonsault. Hayabusa would write about the incident and state that although most would consider the day an unhappy misfortunate day he treats October 22nd like his second birthday every year. He feels that the injury has made him appreciate life more. He would also state that his original diagnosis for the injury was that he was going to be bed ridden for the rest of his life so even though he is restricted in things he is capable of doing that things could be so much worse. Although its been ten years since the injury he thinks of it as it has just just been 10 years and that he is still working on his goal of coming out to the ring in his full Hayabusa costume and being introduced as Hayabusa one last time.
One of the coolest moments of my twenty years as a fan of wrestling was getting to meet and talk with Eiji Ezaki on January 4, 2008. I had the privileged of having lunch with him at the Tokyo Dome Sizzler. It was an incredible day getting to talk to, ask questions, and make the man that I have followed for years laugh. Fumi Saito who had helped Hayabusa with translation during his trip to America in 2006 was there to help with translation again, but I really felt very proud that I never needed the translation help to talk with Hayabusa like everyone else did. After the lunch, we went outside to take pictures right outside Korakuen Hall. After putting on the mask, many fans recognized him and a small crowd gathered around us taking pictures of Hayabusa with their cell phones. It was definitely a day I will never forget. Since then I was able to get in contact with Hayabusa online and send him a link to this Biography of him that he ended up posting a link on his own Blog and has since used pictures from here for his blog.
When Hayabusa is not working on his music or holding his concerts, he spends much of his free time reading about paralysis and the struggles that people go through life with it. He also wants to work on nursing medical treatment for handicapped people. Although so much has happened to his life since October 22, 2001 when the tragic accident took place, he still tries to stay as strong as possible, and still states that he will be able to get into the Hayabusa costume one more time in the ring because that is what he promised the fans. Hayabusa will always stay positive no matter what, and even states himself that he has no regrets about anything.
Eiji Ezaki's Title History
PCWF Florida Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Navy Seal 2/95
Lost to: Randy Fuller 4/6/95
FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship
Defeated Hisakatsu Oya 6/27/95
Lost to: Vacated on 6/27/95
FMW 6 Man Street Fight Titles w/ Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa
Defeated: The Gladiator & Hisakatsu Oya & Mr. Gannosuke 8/31/97
Lost to: Atsushi Onita & Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hido 10/14/97
FMW 6 Man Street Fight Titles w/ Masato Tanaka & Hisakatsu Oya
Defeated: Atsushi Onita & Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hido 12/20/97
Lost to: Mr. Gannosuke & Yukihiro Kanemura & Jado 1/16/98
FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship w/ Masato Tanaka
Defeated: Kodo Fuyuki & Hido 4/17/98
Lost to: Kodo Fuyuki & Yukihiro Kanemura 5/27/98
FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Mr. Gannosuke 4/30/98
Lost to: Kodo Fuyuki 11/20/98
FMW Independent Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Mr. Gannosuke 4/30/98
Lost to: Kodo Fuyuki 11/20/98
FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship w/ Daisuke Ikeda
Defeated: Kodo Fuyuki & Yukihiro Kanemura 10/26/98
Lost to: Vacated in 1/99
All Japan All Asian Tag Team Championship w/ Jinsei Shinzaki
Defeated: Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida 2/13/99
Lost to: Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama 6/4/99
FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Yukihiro Kanemura 8/23/99
Lost to: Vacated on 8/25/99
WEW Tag Team Championship w/ Mr. Gannosuke
Defeated: Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hisakatsu Oya 12/1/99
Lost to: Kodo Fuyuki & Kyoko Inoue 2/25/00
WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship w/ Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hisakatsu Oya
Defeated: Kodo Fuyuki & Kyoko Inoue & Chocoball Mukai 6/26/00
Lost to: Kodo Fuyuki & Mr. Gannosuke & Shinjuku Shark 9/15/00
WEW World Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Tetsuhiro Kuroda 5/22/01
Lost to: Kintaro Kanemura 8/11/01
WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship w/ Tetsuhiro Kuroda & GOEMON
Defeated: Kintaro Kanemura & Kodo Fuyuki & Mr. Gannosuke 9/9/01
Lost to: Vacated on 11/5/01
WEW Tag Team Championship w/ Tetsuhiro Kuroda
Defeated: Mr. Gannosuke & Mammoth Sasaki 10/9/01
Lost to: Vacated on 11/5/01
Every result of Eiji Ezaki's career as Hayabusa and H in Japan from 4/16/94 to 10/22/01 can be located at http://fmwwrestling.us/HayabusaResults.html (Updated 11/5/2011)
Pictures of Hayabusa's trip to America in 2006 can be found at http://fmwwrestling.us/Hayabusapictures.html
Record from 4/16/94 to 10/22/01.
Single Matches: 77-19-6
Tag Team Matches: 263-278-6
Getting the pinfall and being pinned in tag match record: 195-34
Last Updated 11/5/2011