Tatsumi’s Return Match, Ganpro Visits HEAT-UP, Nakatsu Vs Kodaka For MAX Title

February 12, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Mahiro Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima & Mina Shirakawa Vs Himawari Unagi & Mahiro
2. Yuki Kamifuku & Pinano Pipipipi Vs Yuki Aino & Raku
3. 2 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Yuna Manase & Hikari Noa Vs Haruna Neko, Pom Harajuku & YUMI
4. Sakisama Vs Miu Watanabe
5. Rika Tatsumi Return Battle: Rika Tatsumi Vs Hyper Misao
6. Maki Ito Vs Natsumi Maki
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
8. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma

When Hyper Misao came back from a long term injury during 2017, Rika Tatsumi was her first opponent back. In 2019 the roles are reversed. Tatsumi is returning from injury and Misao is there to welcome her back in the ring.

Anyone notice that Yuna Manase hasn’t been pinned for a three count since last June?

BASARA “BASARA 89 ~THREE ARROWS~”, 24/02/2019
Hiroshima Industry Center West Exhibition Hall

1. Kenshin Chikano Vs Takato Nakano
2. Devil Magician & Yuya Susumu Vs Fuminori Abe & Masato Kamino
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & Rey Paloma Vs Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man
4. Steel Can Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
5. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!! Full Confrontation Single Match: Akiyori Takizawa Vs Daiki Shimomura
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!! Full Confrontation Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine

The Korakuen Hall main event for BASARA in March has been made. The rest of the card should start filling up from the aftermath of this show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KYOSO TANJO 2019”, 09/03/2019
Kanagawa HEAT-UP Dojo

1. Special Battle Royal: X Vs X
2. This Is Ganpro Soul! Pure Blood Mutual Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shota & Shuhei Washida
3. Dream Match Showdown! ~Ganpro, HEAT-UP, Katsumura Dojo And PoJo~: Ken Ohka & TAMURA Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari

A couple of Ganpro wrestlers made a visit to HEAT-UP during December. They’re going back in March for a show of their own. Although a few HEAT-UP wrestlers will be there with them.

BASARA “BASARA 91 ~BETTER BREAK~”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Isami Kodaka

The win-loss record for Sento Minzoku hasn’t been perfect since Isami Kodaka’s return. The Sparky group have been victorious over them a couple of times, enough for Kodaka to shy away from the idea of challenging for the Union MAX Title. However in a twist Ryota Nakatsu approached him for a match with the championship on the line. Nakatsu’s run as champion is approaching a high level of success among the title’s history. A defence against Kodaka will bring it to another level.


Sakazaki In AEW, Sunday’s Tripleheader, RAGE Sponsors Ryogoku Main Event, Miyagi Back In Ganpro

February 9, 2019

This week All Elite Wrestling announced they will be bringing Yuka Sakazaki to Las Vegas for their “DOUBLE OR NOTHING” show on 25th May. Tokyo Joshi Pro have a show at Kitazawa Town Hall taking place the same day and confirmed that Sakazaki will not be there. Both DDT Universe and their official Youtube channel have uploaded a bunch of Sakazaki matches for everyone to watch, which I recommend you do if you haven’t seen much of her yet. It’s a good choice as she is essentially Tokyo Joshi’s number two wrestler after Miyu Yamashita. What Sakazaki has over Yamashita in this instance is a bit more flexibility with the AEW women’s roster announced so far. For example I think AEW could team Sakazaki with Kylie Rae for a match against Aja Kong and Nyla Rose. Based onn personality alone the pairing of Sakazaki and Rae would mesh well although the combination might be so sugary sweet it would give everybody sitting in the first three rows diabetes.

Here’s where we can have fun making speculations over the news. A couple of days before this announcement, Sanshiro Takagi recorded a Q&A session on DDT Universe. One of the questions asked about DDT working with AEW and (going by @ddtpro_eng’s translation) Takagi flat out said “yup”. Gossip online about the two groups forming an alliance has been around since the days of AEW’s launch too. Meanwhile this is going around while talk of WWE entering the Japan market and teaming up with a Japanese company for a hypothetical NXT Japan is heating up. Add DDT’s new relationship with Fight Club: PRO and their association with WWN for Wrestlemania week this year along with companies all around the world deciding who to buddy up with and we can make a relationship chart that is nigh on impossible to comprehend at a time when lines are supposedly being drawn for a new wrestling war that is about to begin.

Wrestlemania week this year really feels like it’s going to be the climactic final chapter in this current era of the wrestling industry. Between this being the last Wrestlemania before WWE’s gigantic TV deal kicks in, the New Japan & ROH alliance hitting its peak in Madison Square Garden, the shadow of AEW looming over everyone and a ton of promotions from North America, Europe AND Japan charging head first into the state of New York praying to hit a jackpot for their efforts the aftermath is going to be crazy even if nothing about our own wrestling following habits change.

Oh right, this is meant to be a DDT blog. Let’s go back to talking about them again then.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 10/02/2019
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Pom Harajuku Vs YUMI
2. Shoko Nakajima & Natsumi Maki Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
3. Yuka Sakazaki, Haruna Neko & Himawari Unagi Vs Maki Ito, Yuna Manase & Pinano Pipipipi
4. Mizuki & Raku Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
5. Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino
6. Nodoka Tenma Vs Miu Watanabe
7. Miyu Yamashita Vs Hikari Noa

A contract signing ceremony for the two championship matches scheduled for 23rd February will take place before this show.

DDT “KEISUKE OKUDA TRIUMPH! DRAMATIC ISEMAIRI! 2019”, 10/02/2019
Mie Boat Race Tsu Dome

1. Soma Takao Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Akito Vs Akira Jo
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi & Kazusada Higuchi
4. MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. DISASTER BOX Vs Gon Gift!: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Jason Kincaid & Antonio Honda
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Iino & Space Monkey
7. Keisuke Okuda Local Triumph! Tsu Specialty Special Tag Match: Keisuke Okuda & Naomi Kingdom Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda

Keisuke Okuda is back home and doesn’t have to team with Makoto Oishi. It will be a good day for him.

BASARA “BASARA 88 ~LIKE A ROSE~”, 10/02/2019
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Jun Masaoka Vs Fuminori Abe, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
2. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Yusuke Kubo
3. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura
4. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen Full Scale Single Match: SAGAT Vs Stretchman Man
5. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen Full Scale Single Match: FUMA Vs Best Stretchman Amazon
6. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen Full Scale Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Best Stretchman V3

The fate of the Best Stretch shop is so important that the second half of the show is entirely dedicated to it!

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2019 ~DDT 22ND ANNIVERSARY~”, 17/02/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Miu Watanabe
1. Shunma Katsumata Return Match: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Space Monkey Vs Antonio Honda, Jason Kincaid & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Special Single Match: Akito Vs T-Hawk
3. Taiho Koki’s Grandson Yukio Naya Ryogoku Kokugikan First Participation!: Go Shiozaki, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sekimoto, Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Yuru-chara “Pokotan” Debut Match: Danshoku Dieno, Pokotan & KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
5. Special Hardcore 6-Person Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Takumi Iroha
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Asuka (c) Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Okuda Vs Saki Akai Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yuni Vs Yasu Urano Vs El Lindaman Vs Scorpio X2 Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Chinsuke Nakamura Vs Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs CIMA & Seiki Yoshioka
9. DDT Extreme Title – Souken Holdings Presents – Our Pride Rules: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs HARASHIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title – RAGE Presents: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

CyberAgent’s major esports festival RAGE is sponsoring the main event and awarding 2 million yen to the winner.

I’ll have a preview for the show written a few days before the show. Feels like it has snuck up on me so fast.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T STOP ME NOW 2019”, 21/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Kicking The Soul: Hiroshi Yamato & Nobuhiko Tsurumaki Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida
2. Ganpro Special Dream Match!: Chikara Vs Naoshi Sano
3. There Are Evil Spaces In the Middle Of Ganjo!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Andras Miyagi
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fate Reunion! Ohka & Isami!~: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fort Of Ganpro~: Keisuke Ishii Vs Minoru Fujita
6. Are You In A Wrestling Textbook? Yumehito Imanari’s Believe S-Road: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shinjiro Otani

Andras Miyagi (formerly known as Cassandra Miyagi) is coming back to Ganbare☆Wrestling now that she is a freelancer. She previously had a match here back in February 2017.


Sasaki Turns Over A New Leaf, Tokyo Joshi Roster Grows, New York Main Event Revealed

February 4, 2019

DDT “ROAD TO WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019 ~FREE BOX OFFICE SIMULATION SPECIAL~”, 06/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Saki Akai
2. Akito & Space Monkey Vs Jason Kincaid & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kota Umeda & Makoto Oishi
5. MAO Vs Masahiro Takanashi
6. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Soma Takao
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

Daisuke Sasaki has so far lived up to his promise to wrestle fair and square. Konosuke Takeshita is convinced Sasaki has turned over a new leaf. Will the rest of DAMNATION follow suit?

MAO has been getting victories over Yukio Sakaguchi and Masahiro Takanashi under fluke circumstances. He now faces Takanashi one on one and Takanashi has used some creative ideas to win his singles matches recently.

Naomi Yoshimura has ditched Danshoku Dieno and is now on his own. However Yuki Ueno wants him to join DISASTER BOX and he has the approval of HARASHIMA to invite him in. Yoshimura hasn’t answered yet. He and Ueno are generational rivals but maybe forming a tag team together isn’t a bad idea. It worked out well the last time with Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo. Just ignore the part where Endo hates Takeshita’s guts now.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 10/02/2019
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Pom Harajuku Vs YUMI
2. Shoko Nakajima & Natsumi Maki Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
3. Yuka Sakazaki, Haruna Neko & Himawari Unagi Vs Maki Ito, Yuna Manase & Pinano Pipipipi
4. Mizuki & Raku Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
5. Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino
6. Nodoka Tenma Vs Miu Watanabe
7. Miyu Yamashita Vs Hikari Noa

The current Tokyo Joshi Pro title programs continue. Also Hyper Misao has returned from her break and Haruna Neko has recovered from her minor injury.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Mahiro Debut Match: Mahiro Vs X
2. Rika Tatsumi Return Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs X
3. Sakisama Vs X
4. Maki Ito Vs Natsumi Maki
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma

Sakisama is back, Rika Tatsumi is back and Mahiro makes her debut. The roster has grown a lot these last few months.

DDT “DDT IS COMING TO AMERICA”, 04/04/2019
La Boom, Queens, New York

1. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita

The main event for DDT’s trip to New York is Sasaki Vs Takeshita in a “JUDGEMENT 2019” rematch! No mention yet if the KO-D Openweight Title will be on the line. There will most likely be a defence in March first so there’s no guarantee the champion coming out of Sumo Hall will still hold the belt come April.


Two Weeks Before Judgement 2019, Okuda Homecoming, Yoga Vs Best Stretch

February 1, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 02/02/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Shoko Nakajima Vs Himawari Unagi
2. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Pom Harajuku
3. Maki Ito & Raku Vs Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa
4. Yuna Manase Vs YUMI
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Pinano Pipipipi Vs Reika Saiki, Marika Kobashi & Mina Shirakawa
6. Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

A few preview of the upcoming TOKYO Princess Title matches happening on the 23rd February.

DDT “ORETACHI, DDT! 2019”, 02/02/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. 4 Way Match: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Asuka
2. Toru Owashi & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. HARASHIMA & Kota Umeda Vs Jason Kincaid & Antonio Honda
4. Kazuki Hirata Vs Space Monkey
5. Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura
6. MAO Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

It’s been a little quiet for news over in DDT land this week. I’d call it the calm before the storm with the next Sumo Hall shows being just over a fortnight away.

The feud between ALL OUT and DAMNATION now has the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles involved. ALL OUT have their first defence while Konosuke Takeshita and Daisuke Sasaki get a chance to scout each other even further.

DDT “WRESTLING OKEHAZAMA 2019”, 03/02/2019
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center

1. Kota Umeda Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Keisuke Okuda & Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO & Jason Kincaid
5. Nagoya Specialty! Where Are You Single Match: Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi
6. DISASTER BOX Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Space Monkey

Space Monkey is now a part of ALL OUT. How will he and Mad Paulie react to each other when they face off?

DDT “KEISUKE OKUDA TRIUMPH! DRAMATIC ISEMAIRI! 2019”, 10/02/2019
Mie Boat Race Tsu Dome

1. Soma Takao Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Akito Vs Akira Jo
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi & Kazusada Higuchi
4. MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. DISASTER BOX Vs Gon Gift!: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Jason Kincaid & Antonio Honda
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Iino & Space Monkey
7. Keisuke Okuda Local Triumph! Tsu Specialty Special Tag Match: Keisuke Okuda & Naomi Kingdom Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda

The homecoming show for Keisuke Okuda will also be a reunion for the Naomi Kingdom. Okuda and Naomi Yoshimura team up in the main event while Akira Jo is back for a match lower down in the card.

BASARA “BASARA 88 ~LIKE A ROSE~”, 10/02/2019
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Jun Masaoka Vs Fuminori Abe, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
2. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Yusuke Kubo
3. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen Full Scale Single Match: SAGAT Vs Stretchman Man
4. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen Full Scale Single Match: FUMA Vs Best Stretchman Amazon
5. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen Full Scale Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Best Stretchman V3
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura

The fate of the Best Stretch store is still on the line. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi won the rights to transform the store into a yoga centre but Best Stretchman V3 is fighting with everything he’s got to prevent it. This situation leads to a three match challenge between the Iron Family and the Best Stretchmen. Whichever side wins the most matches gets the store.


Pedro Takaishi I Hardly Know You, Takagi Vs Takao, Ohka And Isami Reunion, Yamashita Wants Nodoka

January 28, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 02/02/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Shoko Nakajima Vs Himawari Unagi
2. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Pom Harajuku
3. Maki Ito & Raku Vs Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa
4. Yuna Manase Vs YUMI
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Pinano Pipipipi Vs Reika Saiki, Marika Kobashi & Mina Shirakawa
6. Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

Haruna Neko will miss the show due to a back injury.

DDT “ROAD TO WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019 ~FREE BOX OFFICE SIMULATION SPECIAL~”, 06/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Soma Takao

The history between Sanshiro Takagi and Soma Takao has been coming back to the surface lately. Takagi thinks that Takao is treading water and limiting himself by being a member of DAMNATION. Back when they were teaming together as nWJ, Takao had all of the potential in the world and Takagi wants him to be like that again. Takao doesn’t buy it and is satisfied with being a DAMNATION wrestler. Before they face off at Sumo Hall they will have a singles match at a special free show at Shin-Kiba 1st RING. All tickets for the show have already been given out.

MUSCLE “MUSCLE MANIA 2019 IN RYOGOKU ~ OUR SECOND CAREER”, 16/02/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Pedro Takaishi Retirement Match: Pedro Takaishi Vs X

What is there to say about Pedro Takaishi? No really, what is there? Muscle in its prime days came and went before this blog existed so the importance of this guy is unknown to me. All I know is he is a business man who learned capoeira and joined Muscle to became a pro wrestler. Now in his 50s, Takaishi will now call an end to his pro wrestling career. Or at least Super Sasadango Machine is making him do it as a selling point for this show.

So I looked up the website that was made to promote the show. Oh God my eyes! Oh and don’t think I haven’t noticed where they got the pictures. So that’s where the views for my Muscle Roster page are coming from…

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2019 ~DDT 22ND ANNIVERSARY~”, 17/02/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Miu Watanabe
1. Shunma Katsumata Return Match: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Space Monkey Vs Antonio Honda, Jason Kincaid & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Special Single Match: Akito Vs T-Hawk
3. Taiho Koki’s Grandson Yukio Naya Ryogoku Kokugikan First Participation!: Go Shiozaki, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sekimoto, Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Yuru-chara “Pokotan” Debut Match: Danshoku Dieno, Pokotan & KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
5. Special Hardcore 6-Person Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Takumi Iroha
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Asuka (c) Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Okuda Vs Saki Akai Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yuni Vs Yasu Urano Vs El Lindaman Vs Scorpio X2 Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Chinsuke Nakamura Vs Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs CIMA & Seiki Yoshioka
9. DDT Extreme Title – Souken Holdings Presents: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs HARASHIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

No stipulations for the DDT Extreme Title match. It will be a straight forward singles rematch between Shinya Aoki and HARASHIMA.

Asuka is now expected to be the defending Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion going into the Battle Royal. Chinsuke Nakamura will still be part of the match with or without the belt. He can bring back his homemade US Title now.

With Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani pulled from the show, a new pre-show match was made featuring BASARA wrestlers.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T STOP ME NOW 2019”, 21/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fate Reunion! Ohka & Isami!~: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fort Of Ganpro~: Keisuke Ishii Vs Minoru Fujita
3. Are You In A Wrestling Textbook? Yumehito Imanari’s Believe S-Road: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shinjiro Otani

If there is one person who is qualified to write the definitive textbook on pro wrestling, it’s Shinjiro Otani. He’s coming to Ganbare☆Wrestling to teach a lesson or two towards Yumehito Imanari.

Keisuke Ishii is ready to defend Ganpro’s honour against Minoru Fujita. Most of the roster have fallen to Fujita so now it’s up to Ishii.

As of 26th January Shuichiro Katsumura has a full time member of Ganpro.

The Sento Minzoku feud has led to a reunion between Ken Ohka and Isami Kodaka. The two have a long history together from their Union Pro days and plenty has changed with both since they were last in the ring together.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Sakisama Vs X
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
3. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma

Miyu Yamashita found her next challenger for the TOKYO Princess Title. The list of contenders must be running low at this point in her reign but that isn’t dampening her desire to defend the title against Nodoka Tenma.


Ending January With A Cheer, Shimatani Out Of Action

January 25, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 26/01/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Haruna Neko Vs Pom Harajuku
2. Maki Ito & Raku Vs Yuna Manase & Pinano Pipipipi
3. Yuka Sakazaki Vs YUMI
4. Mizuki Vs Mina Shirakawa
5. Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Miu Watanabe Vs Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Next Challengers Decision Match: Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi Vs Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa

The next challengers for the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles will be determined but still no sign for Miyu Yamashita’s next title defence yet. At least that’s from what I’m seeing. I would have figured Natsumi Maki but she’s gunning after the tag titles here. Maybe Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma or even Yuki Aino can kick up some dust about it.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “IF…2019”, 26/01/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Shuhei Washida 1st Anniversary, Show It! The Meaning Of Growing Out!: Takashi Okada & Shuhei Washida Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Mitomi Masayuki
2. Iwasaki, Learn From The Master Of The Momota Family: Ken Ohka, Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Naoshi Sano Vs Mitsuo Momota, Chikara & Kouki Iwasaki
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku In Itabashi ~ Texas Tornado Singapore Cane 6-Man Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Yumehito Imanari & Baliyan Akki Vs Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura
4. Bathe In The End Of Mr. Wrestling! Women’s Obsession!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Minoru Fujita
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Shota

Moeka Haruhi is getting a special cheer song to support her as she takes part in the most difficult match of her career. A practice sing-a-long will be held before the show so fans can get to know the lyrics and cheers in time for her entrance.

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2019”, 27/01/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Antonio Honda & Jason Kincaid Vs Akito & Space Monkey
2. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Takumi Iroha Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Chinsuke Nakamura (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Iino Vs Kikutaro Vs Asuka
4. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – Final Match: Shuji Ishikawa Vs Kota Umeda
5. Heisei’s Last Grudge Match Check: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs El Lindaman
6. Special 3 Way Match: MAO Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs CIMA
7. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & HARASHIMA Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shinya Aoki

Nobuhiro Shimatani is out of action for around two months with an injured left rotator cuff. This means he is off the shows until at least March. The good news is he does not need to have surgery. Daisuke Sasaki was so upset over Shimatani’s injury that he briefly considered splitting up DAMNATION. Not because he’s concerned for Shimatani but more because they will now get nothing done without their manager running around doing their chores for them.

Danshoku Dieno is keeping himself busy at shows while he recovers from his injuries. At Korakuen Hall he will be give out tarot readings to fans for 1,000 yen.

DDT “ORETACHI, DDT! 2019”, 02/02/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. 4 Way Match: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Asuka
2. Toru Owashi & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. HARASHIMA & Kota Umeda Vs Jason Kincaid & Antonio Honda
4. Kazuki Hirata Vs Space Monkey
5. Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura
6. MAO Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

The match to look out for here is MAO Vs Yukio Sakaguchi. The winner of this might find themselves with enough bragging rights to get a shot at one of the singles titles after Sumo Hall.

DDT “WRESTLING OKEHAZAMA 2019”, 03/02/2019
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center

1. Kota Umeda Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Keisuke Okuda & Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO & Jason Kincaid
5. Nagoya Specialty! Where Are You Single Match: Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi
6. DISASTER BOX Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Space Monkey

Space Monkey is siding with ALL OUT for his first tour with DDT.


Challengers Form For Princess Tag Titles, Tsukamoto Vs FUMA Get Steel Can Match, Chinsuke Defends Iron Man Title

January 21, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 26/01/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Haruna Neko Vs Pom Harajuku
2. Maki Ito & Raku Vs Yuna Manase & Pinano Pipipipi
3. Yuka Sakazaki Vs YUMI
4. Mizuki Vs Mina Shirakawa
5. Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Miu Watanabe Vs Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Next Challengers Decision Match: Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi Vs Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa

With Marika Kobashi back in the groove she wants to team up with Reika Saiki again and regain the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles. The Muscle JK team won the belts last May but had to vacate them three months later when Kobashi went down with her injury. They did not get an immediate title shot for two reason. One, Saiki already had a chance to win them back when she teamed with Maki Ito during Kobashi’s absence but lost the match. And two, another team wants to be in the next title match. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa are that other team. In her short time here in Tokyo Joshi Pro, Maki has spent most it in the ring with Noa both as teammates and opponents.

BASARA “BASARA 87 ~FEAST~”, 29/01/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano & Jun Masaoka
2. Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Masato Kamino & Yasu Urano
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Ryuji & Gouma Ryu Vs Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man
4. Sento Minzoku Vs Sparky!: Isami Kodaka & Minoru Fujita Vs Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa
5. Steel Can Hardcore Death Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs FUMA
6. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

The feud between Takumi Tsukamoto and FUMA has been bubbling for months. BASARA is bringing back their can filled version of the Hardcore Match to settle their differences.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2019 ~DDT 22ND ANNIVERSARY~”, 17/02/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Miu Watanabe
0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. Shunma Katsumata Return Match: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Space Monkey Vs Antonio Honda, Jason Kincaid & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Akito Vs T-Hawk
3. Go Shiozaki, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sekimoto, Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Yuru-chara “Kari Tachinu” Debut Match: Danshoku Dieno, Kari Tachinu & KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
5. Special Hardcore 6-Person Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Takumi Iroha
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Chinsuke Nakamura (c) Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Okuda Vs Saki Akai Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yuni Vs Yasu Urano Vs El Lindaman Vs Scorpio X2 Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Asuka Vs Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs CIMA & Seiki Yoshioka
9. DDT Extreme Title – ??? Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs HARASHIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Chinsuke Nakamura spent today fighting off other pro wrestling impersonators outside Shin-Kiba 1st RING. The impersonators Hiroshi Tanabota and Monooki Goto approached Chinsuke several times to try and win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Chinsuke chased them off each time until the venue’s manager Mr. Sato opened a door and accidentally knocked Chinsuke out. Mr. Sato unintentionally pinned Chinsuke while he checked on him and ended up becoming the champion. Chinsuke won back the title a little while later when he ambushed Sato inside the building and trapped him under a ringside mat. Tanabota and Goto applauded from the bleachers.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Winners Of 26/1 Tag Match

Yuka Sakazaki stood beside the arguments going on between the two teams vying for a title shot. She misread the situation and thought they were asking for a 4 Vs 2 match of some sort. To her credit, that kind of thinking might have avoided putting the Magical Sugar Rabbits in a situation where they would defend the titles against both teams in a 3 Way Tag Match. Instead they will go head to head with the better team out of the two potential challengers.