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===Return to Japan (2013–present)===
 
===Return to Japan (2013–present)===
On 11 June 2013, Kazma, billed under the ring name Kazma Sakamoto, returned to Japan at a [[Pro Wrestling Zero1]] event, where he announced that he would be taking part in the [[Fire Festival#2013|2013 Fire Festival]].<ref name="Zero1Evolution">{{cite web|title=Zero1「Evolution」|url=http://live.sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/live/fight/all/2013061101/|work=Sports Navi|publisher=[[Yahoo!]]|date=11 June 2013|accessdate=11 June 2013|language=Japanese}}</ref> On 15 July, Sakamoto wrestled his first match since his WWE release, when he defeated Tank Nagai at a Kaientai Dojo event.<ref>{{cite web|title=2013年7月15日(月・祝)Club-K Super in 千葉ポートアリーナ(千葉・千葉ポートアリーナ サブアリーナ)|url=http://www.k-dojo.co.jp/results/1307/130715.html|work=[[Kaientai Dojo]]|accessdate=15 July 2013|language=Japanese}}</ref> Sakamoto finished his Fire Festival on 4 August with a record of two wins, one draw and two losses, failing to advance to the finals of the tournament.<ref>{{cite web|script-title=ja:8月4日(日) 東京 後楽園ホール ~決勝戦~ 直前情報|url=http://www.z-1.co.jp/zero1/interview?targetId=136|work=[[Pro Wrestling Zero1]]|date=4 August 2013|accessdate=4 August 2013|language=Japanese}}</ref> On 15 September, Sakamoto made his debut for [[Wrestle-1]], teaming with [[Ryoji Sai]] in a tag team match, where they defeated [[Ryota Hama]] and [[Yasufumi Nakanoue]].<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.w-1.co.jp/schedule/tour.php?id=424 | title = W-1旗揚げツアー | accessdate=15 September 2013 | work=[[Wrestle-1]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> Sakamoto replaced an injured [[Kohei Sato]] as a member of a heel stable named Desperado, led by [[Masayuki Kono]], and later in the event helped Kono defeat [[Masakatsu Funaki]].<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/184558/ | script-title=ja:船木が河野一派に屈辱リンチ負け | date=16 September 2013 | accessdate=16 September 2013 | work=[[Tokyo Sports]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> Back in Kaientai Dojo the following day, Sakamoto and Kengo Mashimo defeated Daigoro Kashiwa and Ricky Fuji to win the Strongest-K Tag Team Championship.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.k-dojo.co.jp/results/1309/130916.html | title = 2013年9月16日(月・祝)Club-K Super in Blue Field[千葉・Blue Field] | accessdate=17 September 2013 | work=[[Kaientai Dojo]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> They lost the title in their first defense on 10 November to the team of Kaji Tomato and Taka Michinoku.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.k-dojo.co.jp/results/1311/131110.html | title = 2013年11月10日(日)Club-K Tour in Osaka(大阪・道頓堀アリーナ) | accessdate=10 November 2013 | work=[[Kaientai Dojo]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> On 11 January 2014, Sakamoto made his debut for [[Wrestling New Classic]] (WNC), defeating Masaya Takahashi, after which he challenged and attacked [[WNC Championship|WNC Champion]] [[Yoshihiro Tajiri|Tajiri]].<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.wnc-pro.com/information.php?p=36&ckey=575 | archiveurl = http://www.webcitation.org/6N0twkT1Q | title = 1・30新宿大会はTajiri vs Kazma Sakamotoの元WWEスーパースター対決!! |archivedate=30 January 2014 | date=12 January 2014 |work=[[Wrestling New Classic]] | language=Japanese |deadurl=no |accessdate=17 June 2014}}</ref> This led to a title match between the two on 30 January, where Tajiri retained his title.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.wnc-pro.com/result.php?p=1&ckey=52 | archiveurl = http://www.webcitation.org/6N0tSbHTt | title = 2014-01-30 WNC新宿Face大会 試合結果 |archivedate=30 January 2014 | date=30 January 2014 |work=[[Wrestling New Classic]] | language=Japanese |deadurl=no |accessdate=17 June 2014}}</ref> Through Wrestle-1's working relationship with American promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), Sakamoto worked TNA's Bound for Glory event in Tokyo on 12 October, losing to [[MVP]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.wrestleview.com/tna-bound-for-glory-results/51149-tna-bound-for-glory-ppv-results-10-12-14-from-tokyo-japan|title=TNA Bound for Glory PPV Results - 10/12/14 (From Tokyo, Japan)|last=McNeish|first=Greg|date=2014-10-12|accessdate=2014-10-13|work=Wrestleview}}</ref> On 30 January 2015, Sakamoto received his first title shot in Wrestle-1, when he and Desperado's newest member [[Koji Doi]] unsuccessfully challenged [[Kaz Hayashi]] and [[Shuji Kondo]] for the [[Wrestle-1 Tag Team Championship]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.w-1.co.jp/schedule/tour.php?id=1532|title=Wrestle-1 Sunrise Tour 2015|date=2015-01-30|accessdate=2015-01-30|work=[[Wrestle-1]]|language=Japanese}}</ref> On 26 June 2015, it was announced that Sakamoto had signed with Wrestle-1, officially ending his days as a freelancer.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.w-1.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=3722|script-title=ja:契約選手に関するお知らせ|date=2015-06-26|accessdate=2015-06-27|work=[[Wrestle-1]]|language=Japanese}}</ref> Shortly afterwards, Sakamoto became the new leader of Desperado, after kicking Kono out of the group.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.w-1.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=3865|script-title=ja:新生Desperado始動!「この3人が本物。リアルの『Desperado』です」―2015.9.7記者会見|date=2015-09-07|accessdate=2015-09-10|work=[[Wrestle-1]]|language=Japanese}}</ref> Under the new leadership, the stable was renamed "[[Real Desperado]]" on October 13.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.w-1.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=3951|script-title=ja:『Real Desperado』本格始動!手始めにUWA世界6人タッグに照準!|date=2015-10-13|accessdate=2015-10-13|work=[[Wrestle-1]]|language=Japanese}}</ref> On November 3, Sakamoto, Koji Doi and [[Nosawa Rongai]] defeated [[Jackets]] ([[Jiro Kuroshio]], [[Seiki Yoshioka]] and [[Yasufumi Nakanoue]]) for the [[UWA World Trios Championship]].<ref name="W1110315">{{cite web | url = http://www.w-1.co.jp/schedule/tour.php?id=1572 | title = 「Wrestle-1 Tour 2015 Autumn Bout」 | date=2015-11-03 | accessdate=2015-11-03 | work=[[Wrestle-1]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> They lost the title back to Jackets on November 27.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.w-1.co.jp/schedule/tour.php?id=1576 | title = Wrestle-1 Tour 2015 Autumn Bout | date=2015-11-27 | accessdate=2015-11-27 | work=[[Wrestle-1]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> On March 6, 2016, Sakamoto and Real Desperado's newest member, Yuji Hino defeated Masayuki Kono and Shuji Kondo for the Wrestle-1 Tag Team Championship.<ref name="Wrestle1030616">{{cite web | url = http://www.w-1.co.jp/schedule/tour.php?id=1595 | title = 「Wrestle-1 Tour 2016 Trans Magic」 | date=2016-03-06 | accessdate=2016-03-06 | work=[[Wrestle-1]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> They lost the title to Yasufumi Nakanoue and [[Yuji Okabayashi]] on June 8.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.w-1.co.jp/schedule/tour.php?id=1615 | title = 「Wrestle-1 Tour 2016 Outbreak」 | date=2016-06-08 | accessdate=2016-06-08 | work=[[Wrestle-1]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> On August 31, Sakamoto's contract with Wrestle-1 expired and he became a freelancer once again.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.w-1.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=4553 | title = 契約選手に関するお知らせ | date=2016-08-17 | accessdate=2016-09-03 | work=[[Wrestle-1]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> On September 28, 2018 at [[Dangerous Gate (2018)|Dangerous Gate]], Kazma was revealed to be the newest member of [[Eita]]'s stable [[R.E.D]]. On December 23 at [[Final Gate (2018)|Final Gate]], Sakamoto along with [[Takashi Yoshida]] and [[Yasushi Kanda]] defeated [[Kzy]], [[Genki Horiguchi]] and [[Susumu Yokosuka]] to win the [[Open The Triangle Gate Championship]]. They lost the titles to [[Strong Machines]] ([[Strong Machine J]], [[Don Fujii|Strong Machine F]] and [[Gamma|Strong Machine G]]) on July 21, 2019, at [[Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival (2019)|Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival]].
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On 11 June 2013, Kazma, billed under the ring name Kazma Sakamoto, returned to Japan at a [[Pro Wrestling Zero1]] event, where he announced that he would be taking part in the [[Fire Festival#2013|2013 Fire Festival]].<ref name="Zero1Evolution">{{cite web|title=Zero1「Evolution」|url=http://live.sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/live/fight/all/2013061101/|work=Sports Navi|publisher=[[Yahoo!]]|date=11 June 2013|accessdate=11 June 2013|language=Japanese}}</ref> On 15 July, Sakamoto wrestled his first match since his WWE release, when he defeated Tank Nagai at a Kaientai Dojo event.<ref>{{cite web|title=2013年7月15日(月・祝)Club-K Super in 千葉ポートアリーナ(千葉・千葉ポートアリーナ サブアリーナ)|url=http://www.k-dojo.co.jp/results/1307/130715.html|work=[[Kaientai Dojo]]|accessdate=15 July 2013|language=Japanese}}</ref> Sakamoto finished his Fire Festival on 4 August with a record of two wins, one draw and two losses, failing to advance to the finals of the tournament.<ref>{{cite web|script-title=ja:8月4日(日) 東京 後楽園ホール ~決勝戦~ 直前情報|url=http://www.z-1.co.jp/zero1/interview?targetId=136|work=[[Pro Wrestling Zero1]]|date=4 August 2013|accessdate=4 August 2013|language=Japanese}}</ref> On 15 September, Sakamoto made his debut for [[Wrestle-1]], teaming with [[Ryoji Sai]] in a tag team match, where they defeated [[Ryota Hama]] and [[Yasufumi Nakanoue]].<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.w-1.co.jp/schedule/tour.php?id=424 | title = W-1旗揚げツアー | accessdate=15 September 2013 | work=[[Wrestle-1]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> Sakamoto replaced an injured [[Kohei Sato]] as a member of a heel stable named Desperado, led by [[Masayuki Kono]], and later in the event helped Kono defeat [[Masakatsu Funaki]].<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/184558/ | script-title=ja:船木が河野一派に屈辱リンチ負け | date=16 September 2013 | accessdate=16 September 2013 | work=[[Tokyo Sports]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> Back in Kaientai Dojo the following day, Sakamoto and Kengo Mashimo defeated Daigoro Kashiwa and Ricky Fuji to win the Strongest-K Tag Team Championship.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.k-dojo.co.jp/results/1309/130916.html | title = 2013年9月16日(月・祝)Club-K Super in Blue Field[千葉・Blue Field] | accessdate=17 September 2013 | work=[[Kaientai Dojo]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> They lost the title in their first defense on 10 November to the team of Kaji Tomato and Taka Michinoku.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.k-dojo.co.jp/results/1311/131110.html | title = 2013年11月10日(日)Club-K Tour in Osaka(大阪・道頓堀アリーナ) | accessdate=10 November 2013 | work=[[Kaientai Dojo]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> On 11 January 2014, Sakamoto made his debut for [[Wrestling New Classic]] (WNC), defeating Masaya Takahashi, after which he challenged and attacked [[WNC Championship|WNC Champion]] [[Yoshihiro Tajiri|Tajiri]].<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.wnc-pro.com/information.php?p=36&ckey=575 | archiveurl = http://www.webcitation.org/6N0twkT1Q | title = 1・30新宿大会はTajiri vs Kazma Sakamotoの元WWEスーパースター対決!! |archivedate=30 January 2014 | date=12 January 2014 |work=[[Wrestling New Classic]] | language=Japanese |deadurl=no |accessdate=17 June 2014}}</ref> This led to a title match between the two on 30 January, where Tajiri retained his title.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.wnc-pro.com/result.php?p=1&ckey=52 | archiveurl = http://www.webcitation.org/6N0tSbHTt | title = 2014-01-30 WNC新宿Face大会 試合結果 |archivedate=30 January 2014 | date=30 January 2014 |work=[[Wrestling New Classic]] | language=Japanese |deadurl=no |accessdate=17 June 2014}}</ref> Through Wrestle-1's working relationship with American promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), Sakamoto worked TNA's Bound for Glory event in Tokyo on 12 October, losing to [[MVP]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.wrestleview.com/tna-bound-for-glory-results/51149-tna-bound-for-glory-ppv-results-10-12-14-from-tokyo-japan|title=TNA Bound for Glory PPV Results - 10/12/14 (From Tokyo, Japan)|last=McNeish|first=Greg|date=2014-10-12|accessdate=2014-10-13|work=Wrestleview}}</ref> On 30 January 2015, Sakamoto received his first title shot in Wrestle-1, when he and Desperado's newest member [[Koji Doi]] unsuccessfully challenged [[Kaz Hayashi]] and [[Shuji Kondo]] for the [[Wrestle-1 Tag Team Championship]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.w-1.co.jp/schedule/tour.php?id=1532|title=Wrestle-1 Sunrise Tour 2015|date=2015-01-30|accessdate=2015-01-30|work=[[Wrestle-1]]|language=Japanese}}</ref> On 26 June 2015, it was announced that Sakamoto had signed with Wrestle-1, officially ending his days as a freelancer.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.w-1.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=3722|script-title=ja:契約選手に関するお知らせ|date=2015-06-26|accessdate=2015-06-27|work=[[Wrestle-1]]|language=Japanese}}</ref> Shortly afterwards, Sakamoto became the new leader of Desperado, after kicking Kono out of the group.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.w-1.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=3865|script-title=ja:新生Desperado始動!「この3人が本物。リアルの『Desperado』です」―2015.9.7記者会見|date=2015-09-07|accessdate=2015-09-10|work=[[Wrestle-1]]|language=Japanese}}</ref> Under the new leadership, the stable was renamed "[[Real Desperado]]" on October 13.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.w-1.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=3951|script-title=ja:『Real Desperado』本格始動!手始めにUWA世界6人タッグに照準!|date=2015-10-13|accessdate=2015-10-13|work=[[Wrestle-1]]|language=Japanese}}</ref> On November 3, Sakamoto, Koji Doi and [[Nosawa Rongai]] defeated [[Jackets]] ([[Jiro Kuroshio]], [[Seiki Yoshioka]] and [[Yasufumi Nakanoue]]) for the [[UWA World Trios Championship]].<ref name="W1110315">{{cite web | url = http://www.w-1.co.jp/schedule/tour.php?id=1572 | title = 「Wrestle-1 Tour 2015 Autumn Bout」 | date=2015-11-03 | accessdate=2015-11-03 | work=[[Wrestle-1]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> They lost the title back to Jackets on November 27.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.w-1.co.jp/schedule/tour.php?id=1576 | title = Wrestle-1 Tour 2015 Autumn Bout | date=2015-11-27 | accessdate=2015-11-27 | work=[[Wrestle-1]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> On March 6, 2016, Sakamoto and Real Desperado's newest member, Yuji Hino defeated Masayuki Kono and Shuji Kondo for the Wrestle-1 Tag Team Championship.<ref name="Wrestle1030616">{{cite web | url = http://www.w-1.co.jp/schedule/tour.php?id=1595 | title = 「Wrestle-1 Tour 2016 Trans Magic」 | date=2016-03-06 | accessdate=2016-03-06 | work=[[Wrestle-1]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> They lost the title to Yasufumi Nakanoue and [[Yuji Okabayashi]] on June 8.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.w-1.co.jp/schedule/tour.php?id=1615 | title = 「Wrestle-1 Tour 2016 Outbreak」 | date=2016-06-08 | accessdate=2016-06-08 | work=[[Wrestle-1]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> On August 31, Sakamoto's contract with Wrestle-1 expired and he became a freelancer once again.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.w-1.co.jp/news/detail.php?id=4553 | title = 契約選手に関するお知らせ | date=2016-08-17 | accessdate=2016-09-03 | work=[[Wrestle-1]] | language=Japanese}}</ref> On September 28, 2018 at [[Dangerous Gate (2018)|Dangerous Gate]], Kazma was revealed to be the newest member of [[Eita]]'s stable [[R.E.D]]. On December 23 at [[Final Gate (2018)|Final Gate]], Sakamoto along with [[Takashi Yoshida]] and [[Yasushi Kanda]] defeated [[Kzy]], [[Genki Horiguchi]] and [[Susumu Yokosuka]] to win the [[Open The Triangle Gate Championship]]. They lost the titles to [[Machine Army]] (Strong Machine J, [[Don Fujii|Strong Machine F]] and [[Gamma|Strong Machine G]]) on July 21, 2019, at [[Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival (2019)|Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival]].
   
 
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