Time for an update on the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title’s tour of America. When we last left the belt it was being held by Ricochet, you know the guy from that gif? No, not the English fella the other one. Yeah him. Since then the title lineage went like this: Brian Metz, Matt Striker, Cheerleader Melissa (by massage), Matt Cross (via too much food), Brian Cage, Joey Ryan, Laura James (as burlesque luchadora Alacrana Plata #2), Buggy Nova (in a proper wrestling match!), Ryan again (not in a proper wrestling match), Scarlett Bordeaux, Rhyno (traded an autograph for the title) and now Robbie E (his win counts as a Ladder Match). Last one is interesting because it’s a TNA guy beating someone who just appeared on an NXT broadcast. So yeah, this championship of all things is now providing the inter-promotional competition some fans have craved for years.
DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN KORIYAMA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKASHIBADEKOYASHIKI~”, 18/07/2016
Koriyama City Southern Tohoku General Wholesale Center
1. Yasu Urano & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
5. Soma Takao Vs MAO
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo & Antonio Honda Vs HARASHIMA, Akito & Guanchulo
One day after the KO-D Openweight Title match, Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo will have to team together no matter how they feel over the result of their match.
BASARA “VAJRA 15 WU”, 20/07/2016
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum
1. FUMA Vs SAGAT
2. Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Yusuke Kubo
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
4. Hi69 & Daichi Kazato Vs Koji Iwamoto & Ryu Gouma
5. MC.33 Comeback ~ Ultra Special Premium Deluxe Single Match: MC.33 Vs Atsushi Maruyama
Isami Kodaka is absent from the show. Masked wrestler MC.33 takes his place. As far as I know MC.33 hasn’t wrestled since Cruiser’s Game in 2006.
TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKOHAMA LOVE RIN”, 23/07/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall
1. Reika Saiki Vs Nodoka Onee-san
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Akane Miura Vs Rika Tatsumi
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Syoko Nakajima
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuu Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Hyper Misao Vs KANNA
6. 3 Way Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Nonoko Vs Marika Kobashi
Can Hyper Misao get on a roll after beating the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion in the first round?
DDT “HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES 2016”, 24/07/2016
Tokyo Big Sight
Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Tag Match: Konosuke Takashita & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & MAO Vs Soma Takao & Kota Umeda
DDT returns to the HandMade In Japan Festival for arts and crafts with their annual Falls Count Anywhere match. MAO and Kota Umeda will experience DDT’s Anywhere Pro Wrestling for the first time.
GANBARE☆WRESTLING “OSAKA BEER GARDEN WRESTLING 2016”, 24/07/2016
Osaka Okinawa Hall
1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs OSAKA Joshi Wrestling: Mitomi Masayuki & Chikara Vs Sawako Shimono & Rina Yamashita
2. Hybrid☆Ganbare: Takaku Fuke Vs Takafumi Ito
3. Ganpuro In OSAKA Special Tag Match: Shota & TORU Vs YO-HEY & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Yukihiro Abe Tomodachi-gun Graduation Test: Minoru Fujita Vs Yukihiro Abe
5. Ganpuro Hardcore Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Ai Shimizu Vs Yumehito Imanari & Bambi
Ken Ohka is continuing his hard work to make Ganbare☆Wrestling’s Korakuen Hall debut a success. Ideas include different seating layouts including a reserved seat placed inside the ring for the entire show. Ohka was told this was done recently by Kuishinbo Kamen at Shin-Kiba 1st RING but he is not deterred by that. Ohka has hundreds of ideas like having chairs placed in the arena balconies. He thinks they can fill thousands more people that way.
It seems that Yumehito Imanari and Bambi have sorted out their problems and are willing to team together. Imanari is thrilled by this news. This Hardcore match is put together to show Osaka what Ganpuro is all about. Each wrestler will have a weapon with them for the match. Bambi has her whip and Imanari is bringing a lot of candy.
GANBARE☆WRESTLING “UNTIL THE WORLD ENDS… 2016”, 30/07/2016
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
1. USA! USA! USA!: Shota Vs American Balloon
2. Transformation And Goddesses, Encounter Gatomubu!: Shinichiro Tominaga & Ai Shimizu Vs Sayaka Obihiro & X
3. Stop It A Veteran Of The Mystery!: Mars Spector Vs Mitomi Masayuki & Rainbow Kawamura
4. Wrestling & Martial Arts DX: Chikara & Yumehito Imanari Vs Takafumi Ito & Shuichiro Katsumura
5. Is He A True Friend?: Ken Ohka Vs Minoru Fujita
Ohka stormed a Gatoh Move show in Ichigaya earlier this week requesting Emi Sakura to wrestle for Ganpro in August. Sakura was offended by Ohka’s attitude and turned down the offer. However Sayaka Obihiro took up the offer instead. Ohka wants to make sure Obihiro will be a good enough replacement by putting her in a tryout match at the end of the month.
Mitomi Masayuki is becoming obsessed over Mars Spector. He wants to avenge Shibata’s loss to Spector and is determined to fight him again and again and again until he wins. His stablemate Rainbow Kawamura offered to help. An enemy of Enjo-gun is his enemy too.