GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 2ND ROUND” Results

August 12, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 2ND ROUND”, 12/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
119 Fans

1. Tanomusaku Toba, Naoshi Sano & Shinichiro Wakita defeated Ben McCoy, Yanni Gianos & Hollywood GOTA when Toba pinned GOTA with the Buzzsaw Kick (9:53).
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2: GENTARO defeated Takafumi Ito with a High Angle Forward Rotation Cradle (11:02).
3. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2: KENSO defeated Kendo Kashin by Counout (12:20).
4. Ganbare The Great, Ganbare The Shooter & HARUKAZE defeated Chikara, Yukinori Abe & Yumehiro Imanari when Shooter submitted Imanari with the Ganbare The Expression Cross Armbreaker (10:36).
5. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2: Ken Ohka defeated KAZMA SAKAMOTO with the Fire Spear (14:59).
6. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2: Dave Crist defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Magdalene (16:11).

Day 2 of the Ganbare☆Climax focused on the quarter finals of the tournament. The main event saw Shinichiro Tominaga and Dave Crist getting the spotlight as the final match in the 2nd round. Tominaga tried playing mind games by daring Crist to grapple with him on the ground. That didn’t work because Crist has MMA experience. Tominaga later tried to convince Crist to take it easy on him because he has a daughter. That also didn’t work because Crist didn’t see the daughter anywhere in the room. Tominaga finally got something going when he convinced the referee to check on Crist’s shoes. The pause in action gave Tominaga the chance to do a Jumping Cutter to Crist while his guard down. Crist kicked out and hit the Square And Compass but Tominaga kicked out too. Crist then hit the Magdalene to eliminate Tominaga from the tournament. Crist brought Shigehiro Irie into the ring to translate his victory speech. He said Tominaga was a terribly strong wrestler. When Crist got on his flight to Japan he was worried he wouldn’t get to fight a good hand like Tominaga. Crist ended the speech by saying “We’re family! We are Ganbare Pro!”

Ken Ohka’s strong run continued with a victory over KAZMA SAKAMOTO. He countered the Michinoku Driver II with a Dragon Suplex then definitively put down his opponent with a Lariat, a Vertical Drop Brainbuster and finally the Fire Spear.

KENSO Vs Kendo Kashin. How those words when spoken aloud by Shota didn’t scare off the audience I will never know. Today Kashin weighed in at 120kg, way up from the 48kg he claimed to be at the day before. Kashin saw that KENSO’s shoulder was taped up and asked if he was allowed to attack it. When KENSO ignored him to try and get the fans to chant his name, Kashin decided that he could target the body part. The fans also chanted for Kashin which made KENSO angry. The two brawled outside and risked getting counted out. KENSO made it back in on time but when Kashin was about to re-enter on the 19th second, Mitsuo Momota came out and pulled Kashin away from the ring. KENSO was declared the winner by countout. Kashin challenged Momota to a 5 Vs 5 match between Ganbare☆Wrestling and NEW to be held at Sumo Hall with Yukinori Matsui as the referee. Matsui wouldn’t agree to it. Kashin then challenged Momota & Chikara to a match tomorrow. Momota accepted. Yumehito Imanari offered to be Kashin’s tag partner for the bout and he accepted him.

GENTARO Vs Takafumi Ito was mostly ground based with GENTARO coming out on top with a Forward Roll counter to Ito’s Cradle pin attempt.

Tomorrow’s semi-finals are Ken Ohka Vs GENTARO and Dave Crist Vs KENSO.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 1ST ROUND” Results

August 11, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 1ST ROUND”, 11/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
141 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: GENTARO defeated Shinichiro Wakita with a German Suplex (6:35).
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Takafumi Ito defeated Hollywood GOTA with a Sleeper Hold (4:39).
3. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Dave Crist defeated Yukihiro Abe with the Square And Compass (9:12).
4. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: KENSO defeated Ben McCoy with the Soul’s Leg Lock (9:58).
5. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Kendo Kashin defeated Chikara with a Chicken Wing Arm Lock (6:07).
6. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated Tanomusaku Toba with the Michinoku Driver II (7:37).
7. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Shuichiro Katsumura with a Frankensteiner (13:36).
8. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Ken Ohka defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Fire Spear (13:35).

This weekend is a hot one all over Tokyo especially in the ring. Sure there is a gigantic wrestling tournament down the road heading into its final stages but Ganbare☆Wrestling had something to offer too. The first ever Ganbare☆Climax admittedly does not have any prizes for the winner but everybody competing in it wanted to fight to their best abilities.

The main event saw two close friends battling it out for supremacy. Yumehito Imanari’s wrestling gear had a slight upgrade with brand new white boots and shinpads but he’s still wrestling in his denim shorts. Ken Ohka came close to losing when he was put in a Chicken Wing Arm Lock and was warned by the referee that the match could be stopped if he didn’t respond. Ohka was able to crawl to the ropes and break the hold. Ohka ducked a Lariat and threw Imanari with a pair of Dragon Suplexes. After that the Fire Spear ended the match and Ohka was through to the next round.

Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shinichiro Tominaga was the longest match of the show by just one second, beating out the main event. Tominaga got desperate late in the match when he placed his feet on the ropes for leverage during a School Boy pin. Katsumura lost his temper at Tominaga’s cheating and went straight on the attack. Tominaga used the referee Daisuke Kiso as a shield to stop Katsumura, then he leaped over him for a Frankensteiner to get the pin. Katsumura protested to Kiso but the result stood.

KAZMA SAKAMOTO was a good sport to Tanomusaku Toba after their match. SAKAMOTO took Toba’s best punches and got the win with the Michinoku Driver II. He praised Toba for his performance afterwards.

Chikara was accompanied by his father Mitsuo Momota for his match against Kendo Kashin. Kashin’s weight was announced as 48kg. He also thought he was going to fight Momota instead of Chikara. Kashin continued to glare at Momota throughout the match. He brought in a chair and when the ref’s back was turned, threw it at Momota and blamed him for a phantom chair shot. While the ref argued with Momota, Chikara tried to avoid Kashin’s chair swinging but eventually got caught. Kashin submitted Chikara with a Chicken Wing Arm Lock but refused to let go until Momota stopped him.

KENSO caught Ben McCoy’s Missile Dropkick and turned it into a Leg Lock for the submission victory. KENSO goaded McCoy at the start by asking for a handshake and then cheap shotting him. He later attacked him with a chair outside the ring.

Yukihiro Abe was having a bad weekend. Not only was he eliminated in the first round by Dave Crist but he had to miss this year’s Comiket to compete in the tournament. Crist countered Abe’s Sister Abigail into the Square And Compass to win.

Takafumi Ito was displeased to be paired with Hollywood GOTA in the first round. This sloppy wrestler isn’t going to provide a challenge for him. He was proven right when GOTA slipped off the top rope. Ito quickly applied a Sleeper Hold and the referee stopped the match for GOTA’s safety. Ito goes through.

GENTARO and Shinichiro Wakita kicked off the tournament with a respectful back and forth match. GENTARO encouraged Wakita to fight him with all he’s got but the skill gap between them was clear to see. GENTARO blocked a Brainbuster and finished with a German Suplex to advance.

Tormorrow’s 2nd Round matches are Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Dave Crist, KENSO Vs Kendo Kashin, KAZMA SAKAMOTO Vs Ken Ohka and Takafumi Ito Vs GENTARO.


Ganbare☆Climax This Weekend, Nanaka Kawamura Debut, FUMA Fest

August 11, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 1ST ROUND”, 11/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1A: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1B: Dave Crist Vs Yukihiro Abe
3. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1C: KENSO Vs Ben McCoy
4. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1D: Chikara Vs Kendo Kashin
5. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1E: KAZMA SAKAMOTO Vs Tanomusaku Toba
6. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1F: Ken Ohka Vs Yumehito Imanari
7. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1G: Hollywood GOTA Vs Takafumi Ito
8. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1H: Shinichiro Wakita Vs GENTARO

The match order for the show has not been decided yet but the playoff bracket is set.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 2ND ROUND”, 12/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2A: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner of Match 1B
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2B: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner of Match 1D
3. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2C: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner of Match 1F
4. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2D: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner of Match 1H

Minoru Fujita was supposed to appear on this show but had to cancel for unknown reasons. Luckily, Ganbare The Great is around to take his place.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 13/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Semi Final: Winner Of Match 2A Vs Winner of Match 2B
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Semi Final: Winner Of Match 2C Vs Winner of Match 2D
3. HARUKAZE’s Hot Summer: HARUKAZE Vs Saori Anou
4. Ganbare☆Climax – Final: X Vs X

What could overshadow this?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura Vs Emi Sakura & Sato

Way back in February, Ganbare☆Wrestling held an audition to find new trainees. The standout was a 21 year old woman named Nanaka Kawamura who wants to fulfill her mother’s dream of becoming a pro wrestler. Six months passed and she reemerged this week to promote her debut match to be held in September. Kawamura was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa on 26th December, 1995. She is 161cm high and her blood type is O. Away from wrestling, Kawamura is part of an idol group who all wear masks for their opponents, which explains the Jason hockey mask that is part of her outfit. Her aim isn’t to be a cute idol but a cool pro wrestler instead.

BASARA “FUMA FEST”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

FUMA is putting together his own metal gig. Bands lined up to appear are Hammerhead, Hell Dump, Nihonto and Thorn. FUMA’s entrance song will be a live performance by Hammerhead.


BASARA Vs Dove Pro Ramps Up

August 8, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “~AT THIS TIME, EXCITEMENT IN ITABASHI~”, 12/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Mizuki Vs Marika Kobashi
2. Syoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Yuu Vs Yuna Manase
4. Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone Vs Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Miyu Yamashita Vs Reika Saiki & Maki Ito

NEO Biishiki-gun have assured their fans that they will be at the show for an autograph session.

BASARA “VAJRA 42 ~FEAST~”, 23/08/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Takato Nakano
2. Yasu Urano Vs SAGAT
3. Trans-Am Appearance! Release, Best Stretchman V3’s Special Move: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Best Stretchman V3
4. BASARA x DOVE All Round Fight: Yusuke Kubo & Gouma Ryu Vs Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma
5. BASARA x DOVE Full Confrontation Elimination Hardcore 8-Man Tag Match: Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kid, Naoki Tanizaki & “brother” YASSHI

The BASARA Vs Dove Pro rivalry is now at full speed with a weekend of shows dedicated to inter-promotional matches.

BASARA “VAJRA 43 ~FEAST~”, 24/08/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yasu Urano Vs Takato Nakano
2. 3 Way Match: FUMA Vs SAGAT Vs Gouma Ryu
3. BASARA x DOVE Full Combat Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Takumi Tsukamoto & Daichi Kazato Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kid & Rey Paloma
4. BASARA x DOVE All Round Fight: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naoki Tanizaki & “brother” YASSHI
5. BASARA x DOVE All Round Fight: Isami Kodaka Vs Kenshin Chikano
6. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryucihi (c) Vs Yusuke Kubo

Oddly enough, Best Stretchman V3 is reverting back to Daichi Kazato for the Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match. Will this be one time only or is he getting ready to move on from the gimmick?

BASARA “VAJRA 44 ~RED~”, 26/08/2017
Aichi Sportiva Arena

1. FUMA Vs Takato Nakano
2. Lawyer Aims For Best Stretchman V3!: Best Stretchman V3 Vs Gouma Ryu
3. Cavalry Vs Sportiva Army: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shinya Ishida & Fuminori Abe
4. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Yasu Urano & Takumi Tsukamoto
5. Isami Kodaka Vs Yusuke Kubo

If Yusuke Kubo wins the Union MAX Title two days earlier, perhaps Isami Kodaka will get a title shot.

BASARA “VAJRA 44 ~BLUE~”, 27/08/2017
Aichi Sportiva Arena

1. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1
4. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs Winners Of Match 2
5. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The names entering the tournament are Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo, Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu, Best Stretchman V3, Gouma Ryu, Takato Nakano and Yasu Urano. The teams and matches will be randomly determined the day before the show.

DNA “DNA 36”, 07/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Dai Suzuki Vs Tanomusaku Toba
2. Shunma Katsumata & Mike Bailey
3. MAO & Rekka Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Full Face

The biker mystery in DNA continues and Naomi Yoshimura seems to be involved in it. The biker, now going by the name Full Face, was unmasked as Dai Suzuki during DNA’s Beer Garden show. But that makes no sense because the biker had interacted with Suzuki in front of the audience earlier in the show. Yoshimura said this is all to make DNA more interesting and he seems to enjoy it. In fact, if anybody attending the event thinks it was a boring show then DNA promises to give them a full refund.


DDT Dramatic General Election 2017

August 7, 2017

The DDT Dramatic General Election is back to drive DDT’s season for the autumn once Sumo Hall is over and done with. 43 wrestlers will be pleading for the fans to vote for them and get them booked on the 22nd October Korakuen Hall card. The top 20 wrestlers will be guaranteed spots on the main card while spots 21 to 24 will be put in the dark match.

This year the election winner will get a million yen cash prize and also a KO-D Openweight Title shot on the 22nd October show. If the reigning champion himself happens to be the winner then he gets to choose his opponent. The person who finishes in 2nd place will earn a 300,000 yen prize and also a title shot for any of the secondary DDT championships on 22nd October (KO-D Tag Team, DDT Extreme, KO-D 6-Man Tag, KO-D 10-Man Tag and Iron Man Heavymetalweight Titles). If the KO-D Champion finishes in 2nd then his secondary title shot will be held on another show because his own title defence takes priority.

The full field of candidates this year are (in order of last year’s placement followed by newcomers):

HARASHIMA, Danshoku Dino, Daisuke Sasaki, Masahiro Takanashi, Tetsuya Endo, Konosuke Takeshita, Soma Takao, KUDO, Saki Akai, Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Antonio Honda, Keisuke Ishii, Kazuki Hirata, Yukio Sakaguchi, Ken Ohka, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Cherry, MAO, Toru Owashi, Kazusada Higuchi, Mad Paulie, Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Yoshihiko, Shigehiro Irie, Diego, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gota Ihashi, Hoshitango, Matsuno Collection A.T., Yuni, Kouki Iwasaki, Daiki Shimomura, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Dai Suzuki, Yuki Ino, Masato Kamino, Royce Isaacs and Rocky Kawamura.

The Unit Election will also be held at the same time. The winning unit will be given booking rights for DDT’s daytime Korakuen Hall show on 30th December. Some of the units also contain wrestlers who are not competing in the solo election. The units are:

1. DAMNATION: Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
2. Smile Squash: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Yasu Urano & Yuko Miyamoto
3. Shuten-dōji: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
4. ALL OUT: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego
5. NωA: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. T2Hide: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
7. YaroZ: Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda, Ryuichi Sekine & Rocky Kawamura
8. Ohka Empire Returns: Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii
9. Super DNA Revolution: Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Daiki Shimomura & Yuki Ueno
10. Pigging 2017: Nobuhiro Shimatani, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Gota Ihashi

Voting begins on the 25th August and will be open at DDT shows until the 27th September. However early voting ballots will be handed out at the Sumo Hall show on 20th August. There is currently no date set on when the results will be announced.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DDT~” Results

August 6, 2017

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DDT~”, 05/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Tetsuya Koda defeated Cherry (c) with a School Boy (5:41 pm).
*Tetsuya Koda becomes the 1,264th champion.
0. Dark Match: Daiki Shimomura Vs Yuni ended in a Time Limit Draw (3:00).
0. King Of Dark Title: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Gota Ijashi (c) with the Back Drop (5:12).
*D2 for Gota Ihashi.
1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Keisuke Ishii, Makoto Oishi & Matsuno Collection A.T. when Hirata pinned Matsuno with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (7:16).
2. Chubby Name Match!: Antonio Honda (100kg) defeated Mad Paulie (140kg) with La Magistral Cradle (9:22).
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Soma Takao, Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno when KUDO pinned Ueno with the Diving Double Knee Drop (8:14).
4. Strangest Ghost Story In The World Shinnosuka Death Match: Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai ended in a fright (14:40).
5. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Dave Crist & Diego when MAO pinned Diego with an Oklahoma Roll (11:29).
6. Beer Garden Specialty Lottery 6-Man Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo, Shigehiro Irie & Akito defeated Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Daisuke Sasaki when Irie pinned Sasaki with the Beast Bomber (20:28).

Last call for orders came before DDT heads off to Sumo Hall. The Beer Garden finale featured some of the usual highlights like the Lottery 6-Man Tag Team main event. The two teams were put together by random draw with audience members pulling out the names. On one side we got Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Daisuke Sasaki as the trio of KO-D Openweight Champions. Their opponents were Tetsuya Endo, Shigehiro Irie & Akito. Despite being on opposite teams, Endo and Sasaki came to each other’s aid throughout the match. They even tried the Finger Poke Of Doom spot when they had to wrestle each other. Later Sasaki put Irie in the Cross Facelock and Endo kept his guard. Akito got sick of it and put Endo in the Scorpion Lock but Sasaki stopped him with a chairshot to the back. Takeshita gave Endo a Dragon Suplex but Endo immediately fired back with Tetsuya In The Sky. HARASHIMA and Sasaki collided by accident and that mistake cost them the match. Irie took advantage on a dazed Sasaki by hitting the Cannonball and then the Beast Bomber for the pin. The two DAMNATION wrestlers didn’t stick around for the closing speeches. Irie said he missed last year’s Beer Garden so to be here this year was enjoyable. He has a new goal today and that is to grow YaroZ.

Hisaya Imabayashi returned from the dead to tell his annual ghost story. He explained that he died last year but he made a deal in the afterlife that allows him to return to the land of the living once a year to tell his stories. A cold presence was felt in the ring and for some reason Nobuhiro Shimatani was sitting in the centre with his face painted white. Nobody else in the ring noticed him. After three minutes of wrestling around Shimatani, the time came for the story to begin. Imabayashi told the scary tale of the Coin Locker Baby and Shimatani began crying over it. Imabayashi finally acknowledged Shimatani, spat holy water and poured salt over him so he would leave the ring. He explained that Shimatani snuck into the segment because he wasn’t booked for anything else on today’s show. With the story completed, Imabayashi talked about DDT with the wrestlers. Danshoku Dino asked who his favourite was? Imabayashi suddenly pointed at Dino and yelled “It’s you!” causing Dino to faint in fright. He then pointed to Super Sasadango Machine. “It’s you!” Then Kazusada Higuchi. “It’s you!” Then Saki Akai. “It’s you!” Then Yukinori Matsui. “It’s you!” Then the audience. “It’s you!” Suddenly “Wild Thing” played and Imabayashi threw water at everyone. He thanked everyone and asked to be invited back next year. Suddenly two crying children entered the room and climbed into the ring. Imabayashi asked if they were lost. No, they were looking for their father. Imabayashi asked who is he. They pointed and screamed “It’s you!” Imabayashi introduced everyone to his two sons and told them he will go buy fidget spinners for them. But his sons handed him a letter from their mother. He read it and was in shock. The wrestlers then read it and were also shocked. The letter was shown on the screen and everyone was shocked. It read “The father is not you!”

Kazuki Hirata succeeded in recording his own version on “TOKYO GO!” that can be used on DDT UNIVERSE without being muted. A video was him recording the lyrics was played during his entrance to prove he made it. Makoto Oishi announced that since Gorgeous Matsuno was deported from Japan, his team had to bring in his Italian cousin Matsuno Collection A.T. as a replacement. Nobody believed it was him but Sanshiro Takagi is allowing him to stay in DDT until Gorgeous Matsuno’s exile is completed.

Before the show began, Cherry and Rekka demonstrated a pro wrestling training class to advertise the DDT Dojo. While Cherry was doing her exercises, the Tokyo Joshi Pro matchmaker Tetsuya Koda snuck into the ring and pinned her to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title! DDT confirmed that Koda will now be part of the Tokyo Joshi Battle Royal at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” as the defending champion. Cherry will also still be part of the match.

Some new units were formed for the upcoming DDT Dramatic General Election. YaroZ is now a full unit consisting of Irie, Higuchi, Antonio Honda, Ryuichi Sekine and Rocky Kawamura. Ohka Empire Returns is Dino, Sasadango, Ken Ohka and Keisuke Ishii. Super DNA Revolution has Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Daiki Shimomura and Yuki Ueno. Nobuhiro Shimatani was originally supposed to be a part of the group but he was convinced by Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Gota Ihashi to join Pigging 2017 as their leader. Yuko Miyamoto was confirmed as a member of Smile Squash for the Election.

FUMA will be part of a pro wrestling and heavy metal event in Shin-Kiba on 9th December. For the wrestling portion of the show FUMA will take on Jun Kasai. The rock bands performing on the show include Thorn, Hell Dump, Nihonto (Ricky Fuji’s band) and Hammerhead.


DNA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DNA 35~” Results

August 5, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DNA 35~”, 05/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE
338 Fans

1. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: Diego defeated Yuki Ueno with the VHS (6:53).
2. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: MAO defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Chile Driver (5:07).
3. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Dai Suzuki with a Lariat (2:39).
4. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: Mizuki Watase Vs Kouki Iwasaki ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
4a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall: Mizuki Watase defeated Kouki Iwasaki with a Frankensteiner (0:31).
5. Masato Kamino Debut Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani & Daiki Shimomura defeated Rekka & Masato Kamino when Shimatani pinned Kamino with a Reverse Strike (10:56).
6. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Semi Final: MAO defeated Diego with the Cannonball 450 (7:11).
7. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Semi Final: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Mizuki Watase with the Shonenba (6:46).
8. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Final: Naomi Yoshimura defeated MAO with the Throwaway Power Bomb (14:19).

DNA prepared for its next chapter by holding the Pro Wrestling Koshien tournament. Not only that but they introduced a brand new helix looking logo too. Naomi Yoshimura powered through the tournament beating Dai Suzuki, Mizuki Watase and MAO to be crowned the winner. Yoshimura said the result was proof that he is the strongest in DNA. With Kazusada Higuchi now gone, Yoshimura will take his place as the ace. He is prepared to do what it takes to make DNA interesting.

A big mystery surrounding the tournament involved an unknown person in biker gear attacking the wrestlers. He showed up again after the Yoshimura Vs Suzuki match. But in a surprise he did not attack Suzuki like he did the first time they met. Instead he shook his hand, hugged him and helped walk him away from the ring. The biker reappeared during Yoshimura’s victory speech but was immediately and easily stopped by Rekka. The biker was unmasked and revealed to be… Dai Suzuki? Yoshimura laughed and told everyone to look forward to his fun ideas.

In non-tournament action, Masato Kamino had his debut match teaming with Rekka to take on Gran MilliMeters. Kamino appeared with a flashy entrance jacket that was rumoured to cost 100,000 yen to make. He took the pinfall loss as expected he was proud of his debut. He had been training for two and a half years for this match. It took so long because of knee injuries derailing him. But his father told he his dreams will come true if he never gives up.

DNA’s 3rd chapter will officially begin with their 7th September show in Shin-Kiba. Mike Bailey, Royce Isaacs and Tanomusaku Toba will be on the show along with Koju Takeda from Triple Six and Keisuke Okuda from IGF. Okuda is planning to become a regular wrestler for DNA. He had been watching the tournament and considered the wrestling minor league. He warned that he is coming to DNA to destroy everyone but wants everyone in DNA to use that as motivation. Do not be afraid of him, come out and fight!

Kota Umeda announced his goal is to return from injury in time for the Kumamoto show on 9th December.