Shaolin Temple Man, Easy Itadaki Matches, Drift BOYZ

May 23, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “NISHI E HIGASHI E 2017”, 31/05/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Karate Chop And Corkscrew Blow, Fusion Of Miracles!: Yukihiro Abe & Yumehito Imanari Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Chikara
2. Shaolin Temple Vs Gatoh Move~ Complete Settlement Match!: Shaolin Temple Man Vs “Kotori”
3. Ganpuro Counting Again: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs GENTARO
4. Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Debut Match: Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Vs Kaori Yoneyama
5. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die! Decisive Battle!: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Ganbare The Great
6. When It Is A Match! Show Me Ganbare Soul!: Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Atsushi Maruyama was originally supposed to be on this show in a match against “Kotori” but he had to pull out for unknown reasons. The mysterious Shaolin Temple Man takes his place.

BASARA “VAJRA 37 WU”, 01/06/2017
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (6) Vs Takato Nakano (0)
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (2) Vs Best Stretchman V3 (2)
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (4) Vs Yusuke Kubo (4)
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA (4) Vs Gouma Ryu (0)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu (2) Vs SAGAT (0)
6. MC.33 & Fuminori Abe Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Shinya

With only two matches left for Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, he is on an easy route to winning his block. The winner of Ryuichi Sekine and Yusuke Kubo will be the only person with a realistic chance of catching up with him. In B Block, FUMA also has an easy chance to tie with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi in first place.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 11/06/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao

The new KO-D Tag Team Champions already have their first defence lined up. Shigehiro Irie’s goal is to keep the titles so he and Kazusada Higuchi can defend them in a YaroZ show. The challengers are Smile Squash but they may be renamed before then. Soma Takao thinks they should not use the name without Yasu Urano who will be out of contract with DDT by then.

BOYZ “DRAMATIC RAIN SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 15~”, 14/06/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao Vs Mizuki Watase & Rekka
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Lady Beard & Shunma Katsumata
3. HARASHIMA Vs Yuki Ueno
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Akito & Masahiro Takanashi Vs KUDO & Makoto Oishi

A mini Team Drift reunion is on the cards as Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao team together for the first time in over a year since that unit disbanded last May.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DANCE POPOCHOLINE 2017” Results

May 8, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DANCE POPOCHOLINE 2017”, 07/05/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
117 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yumehito Vs “X”: Gota Ihashi defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Moonsault (6:07).
2. Decisive Battle! Osaka’s Tiger Vs Chiba’s Queen: Bambi defeated Atsushi Maruyama with an Automatic Falling Moonsault (8:59).
3. Mixed Martial Arts Warfare ~ Kickboxing Vs Karate Chop: Tanomusaku Toba defeated Chikara by KO with a Straight Right (3R 2:36).
4. Great COSMOS 2017: Ganbare The Great & Takafumi Ito defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Yukihiro Abe when Ito pinned Abe with a German Suplex (16:46).
5. GANPRO SUPERSTAR WAR!!: Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga when SAKAMOTO pinned Tominaga with the Knee Kick (11:37).

In the main event Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling were victorious again over the usual Ganbare☆Wrestling. They weren’t satisfied with the result alone so they continued to attack after the match. Gota Ihashi came to the rescue and ran them off. Ihashi said he is tired of Shin Ganpuro’s dirty tactics and declared war on them! Ken Ohka asked him to team up against Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO at Shin-Kiba 1st RING on 31st May.

Shuichiro Katsumura is absolutely determined to beat Takafumi Ito. No matter how many times he loses to him, no matter how tired the audience is of seeing them fight, he will not quit until he beats him. Katsumura then demanded a singles match on 31st May. Ganbare The Great thought the challenge was aimed at him so he accepted it. Both Katsumura and Ito were confused but Ganbare rallied the fans behind him to get the match. Katsumura didn’t want to give in but had to when Ganbare began to lie down and act like he was going to die. That made Katsumura change his mind and accept the match.

Atsushi Maruyama armed himself with cardboard to battle Bambi and her whip. He convinced Daisuke Kiso to stop Bambi from using her whip while he got to Power Bomb her onto the cardboard. He then put Bambi in the Tree Of Woe position against the corner. Kiso stepped in again, this time to confront Maruyama for using cardboard as a foreign object. Kiso wound up reversing an Irish Whip and threw Maruyama into Bambi. Maruyama fell down and Bambi collapsed on top of him for the pinfall.

Yumehito Imanari is bad at putting clues together. He came to the conclusion that his opponent would be Yuna Manase from Tokyo Joshi Pro. It wasn’t her. Instead he got Gota Ihashi! Imanari wanted someone chubby but not that chubby! Still, Imanari got some kicks out of the match and when he grabbed Ihashi’s abdomen he exclaimed it felt just like Bambi’s. Ihashi won the match and was approached by Shin Ganpuro. They tempted him with dreams of following in Shinsuke Nakamura’s footsteps and becoming the next big global Japanese star. Ihashi laughed them off and asked if either of them were wrestling in England like he was a few months ago, or like Nakamura is right now. They couldn’t answer him so Ihashi rejected their offer to join Shin Ganpuro.

The first ever Ganbare☆Climax will take place in Itabashi Green Hall on 11th and 12th August and the final will be in Tokyo KFC Hall on 13th August.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOKYO 2017” Results

April 30, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOKYO 2017”, 30/04/2017
Osaka Hirano Community Hall
165 Fans

1. Enjo-gun, Osaka’s First Visit!: Daina Mido & Hiroto Okubo defeated Mitomi Masayuki & Shibata when Okubo pinned Shibata with a German Suplex (11:15).
2. Ganbare Wrestling In OSAKA Special Single Match: Hiro Tonai defeated Yukinori Abe with an Armbar (10:44).
3. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Bombardment Double Sweet Death Match: Bambi defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Umaibō Assisted Standing Shining Wizard (9:50).
4. I Return To Chiba’s Grace In Osaka: Yasu Urano & MIYAWAKI defeated Minoru Fujita & Shinichiro Tominaga when MIYAWAKI pinned Tominaga with the Death Penalty (17:00).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) defeated Atsushi Maruyama with the Fire Spear (18:35).
*V1 for Ken Ohka.

The champion Ken Ohka was able to beat Atsushi Maruyama even with the challenger getting support from Yasu Urano and MIYAWAKI at ringside. Urano got a few punches in when the ref was distracted and MIYAWAKI pulled the ref out of the ring when Ohka had Maruyama pinned. Maruyama gave Ohka a Low Blow and hit his TAJIRI certified Buzzsaw Kick. Ohka kicked out of the pin and countered another Buzzsaw Kick into a Dragon Screw. He then hit a Dragon Suplex and finished the match with the Fire Spear. Despite the dirty fighting, Ohka was happy to get his first title defence with Maruyama in Osaka. He spoke about his memories of Delfin Arena and how if it wasn’t for that place he may not be here today. Maruyama congratulated Ohka but said he would never beat him twice in a row. Ohka had to correct him and brought up the match they had back in December, which Ohka also won. Ohka said he wants to defend the title in Kansai, Kyushu, Hokkaido, the United States and Canada! If the Olympics ever include pro wrestling as an official sport of the Games then he wants to defend the title there too!

Yasu Urano wondered why Ganpuro reached out to book him for the show. He figured it out when he saw he was going against Shinichiro Tominaga. The match was to rekindle his memories of K-DOJO. He also got to see what MIYAWAKI and Minoru Fujita had been up to. Urano admitted he hates Ohka but it was nice to see his old friends find something like Ganpuro to support.

Sugar, sweets, candy, chocolate and crisps. Anything that will rot your teeth was on display for the 15,000 Calorie Double Sweet Death Match. There was also an exploding cracker launcher set up in one of the corners. Yumehito Imanari and Bambi fought and force fed each other for almost 10 gruelling minutes. Bambi had to load her kneepad with candy to knock Imanari down and out with the Standing Shining Wizard. After the match Imanari talked about his other job working on DDT’s video team. Part of his work is to look over old tapes and he got to see a lot of Bambi’s matches back when she wrestled as “Showa”. He told Bambi she looked so thin back then but he is happy to see how big she is in comparison now. According to Imanari, Bambi passes his test! Bambi hugged Imanari but the two accidentally fell into the corner where the cracker launcher was and the collision made it explode.

Enjo-gun fell apart when Shibata accidentally hit Mitomi Masayuki with a Superman Punch. The two then fought each other. Shibata grabbed a can of beer and swung at Masayuki. He missed and found himself right into the arms of Hiroto Okubo. When Okubo gave Shibata a German Suplex, his partner Daina Mido drank the beer. Mido & Okuba promised to work hard so they can get more recognition and get regular spots in Ganpuro.


Yasu Urano Becomes A Freelancer, Golden Week Schedule, Ganpuro Nonsense

April 28, 2017

Yasu Urano announced yesterday that he will no longer be affiliated with DDT and will be going freelance at the end of May. Urano has been wrestling for 17 years and has been with DDT for the last ten. He wants to expand his horizons with the remaining time he has left as a wrestler. He has no concrete plan for the future but there are many wrestlers out there that he has never fought before. Sanshiro Takagi encouraged him to consider wrestling abroad. He also suggested Urano to set up his own group and call it either Socrates or Wrestle Socrates because Urano is a wrestling philosopher. Urano had already gone over his decision with the rest of Smile Squash before going public. HARASHIMA didn’t believe him the first time he was told. The second time Urano told him he assured that he wasn’t quitting pro wrestling. As for Soma Takao, Urano didn’t know what to tell him so he just sent him a LINE message saying “Sorry”. He will still be a part of Smile Squash until he goes freelance but what will happen to that relationship afterwards is anyone’s guess. Urano still intends to make appearances for DDT here and there. He confirmed that he will a part of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” on 20th August.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2017”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Daiki Shimomura Vs Yuki Ueno
1. Hungry Black Bass Again Vs Crimson Nobelman: Akito Vs Soma Takao
2. Rocky Of Naniwa II And Blonde Beautiful Heidi First Time Encounter: KUDO, Masahiro Taknashi & Saki Akai Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Heidi Katrina
3. Worldwide Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi
4. DDT Extreme Title Next Challenger Decision 5 Way Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Royce Isaacs
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Kazuki Hirata Only Loser Deportation Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

Golden Week begins with a DDT/BASARA double header in Korakuen Hall. Best friends turned bitter enemies Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo headline the DDT show with the KO-D Openweight Title on the line. Endo doesn’t care much about becoming the champion. His primary goal is to crush and humiliate Takeshita.

NωA will debut their new song “We are the HERO” during the show.

The current Right To Challenge contract holders are HARASHIMA, Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazuki Hirata and Nobuhiro Shimatani.

BASARA “VAJRA 34 ~LION DASH~”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takato Nakano Debut Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial “Best Stretchman V3 In Reverse”: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Best Stretchman V3 Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Gingin Boys: FUMA & Hagane Vs YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT Vs Gunso & Shoichi Uchida
5. Super Pro Wrestling Ring Wars 2017 ~Japan Vs Trans-Am~ True Patriotic Pinfall: Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Tanaka
6. BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Yusuke Kubo Vs Dick Togo
7. BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Yuji Okabayashi
8. Union MAX Title – BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi is boasting of his abilities with his clear, easy to understand English spoken in an obviously American accent. He call himself the best stripper and best wrestler in the world with a perfect body that Ryota Nakatsu cannot beat. Nakatsu doesn’t believe a word that comes out of Ryuichi’s mouth. He is convinced it is really Ryuichi Kawamura playing a character. Regardless it is Nakatsu’s desire to win the Union MAX Title that drives him. He watched the belt be defended in Union Pro but never progressed far enough to challenge for the title before Union closed down.

Isami Kodaka has two matches to prepare for on the show. He will be the first opponent for the debuting rookie Takato Nakano. Then later in the show he faces the Big Japan golem Yuji Okabayashi in a first time singles match. When thinking up strategies for the match Kodaka came to the conclusion that it will be impossible to beat Okabayashi in a straightforward wrestling match. With that said he is still practicing a lot of different ideas to try and win.

The Japan Vs America rivalry continues further down the card. Ryuichi Sekine doesn’t care if the political relationship between the two countries is currently nice and friendly. He thinks his 6-Man Tag match against the Trans-Am ★ Family will be the biggest fight of the century. He wants to this match to show all the great things about the Japanese. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi responded that he loves Japan. He loves the beautiful scenery, the delicious food, the pretty women in kimonos and Tokyo Disneyland. The only thing he does not like about Japan are three particular people: Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe! Japan can improve as a country if those three people learn to speak English. So Hiroshi asked for the match to be a True Patriotic Pinfall match. The match can only be won by pinfall and the wrestlers have to cover their opponent with their country’s flag on top of them. Sekine is against the stipulation because his finisher is a submission move. The rule may also backfire on the Trans-Am ★ Family if the rumour that Trans-Am ★ Tanaka is really submission specialist Minoru Tanaka turns out to be true.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN OSAKA!”, 30/04/2017
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Yuna Manase Vs Azusa Takigawa
2. Miyu Yamashita Vs Nonoko
3. Itoh Maki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Syoko Nakajima & Mil Clown
5. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Dragon Bombers – No Countout Rules: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone

Is the No Countout Rule enough for the Dragon Bombers to finally beat SIN Biishiki-gun?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOKYO 2017”, 30/04/2017
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Enjo-gun, Osaka’s First Visit!: Mitomi Masayuki & Shibata Vs Daina Mido & Hiroto Okubo
2. Ganbare Wrestling In OSAKA Special Single Match: Yukinori Abe Vs Hiro Tonai
3. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Bombardment Double Sweet Death Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Bambi
4. I Return To Chiba’s Grace In Osaka: Minoru Fujita & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano & MIYAWAKI
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Atsushi Maruyama

According to Atsushi Maruyama, his Buzzsaw Kick has been given the official TAJIRI seal of approval. Maruyama’s next booking for Ganpuro after this show won’t be until 31st May. Ken Ohka has confirmed that if he loses the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title to Maryama then there will not be a title rematch on that date.

During the press conference to promote Ganpuro’s upcoming events, Minoru Fujita briefly dropped by to give Ohka a gift he bought in Shinjuku.

Yumehito Imanari is training for the Double Sweet Death Match by eating a very sweet cinnamon roll he purchased last week. The downside to this is the roll is already a bit mouldy.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM DEBASAKI~”, 03/05/2017
Nagoya City North Sports Center

1. Smile Squash Vs DNA!: Soma Takao & Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Cutlet Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs MAO

Will Urano and Soma Takao’s awkward partnership be fixed before Urano leaves DDT?

DDT “TOYONAKA LOVE STORY 2017”, 04/05/2017
Osaka Toyonaka City Rose Cultural Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni Vs Makoto Oishi & MAO
2. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mad Paulie

DDT is offering some Big Boy Wrestling in Toyonaka!

DDT “IBARAKI IS THE BEST 2017”, 06/05/2017
Ibaraki Tsukuba Capio

1. Hell Gate Of The Idol Challenge: Danshoku Dino Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi

Can’t let Urano leave without one more match against Shuten-dōji.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DANCE POPOCHOLINE 2017”, 07/05/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Mixed Martial Arts Warfare ~ Kickboxing Vs Karate Chop: Tanomusaku Toba Vs Chikara
2. Yumehito Vs “X”: Yumehito Imanari Vs X
3. Great COSMOS 2017: Shuichiro Katsumura & Yukihiro Abe Vs Ganbare The Great & Takafumi Ito
4. GANPRO SUPERSTAR WAR!!: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

During the press conference to promote Ganpuro’s upcoming events, Ganbare The Great briefly dropped by to give Ohka a gift he bought in Shinjuku.

The only hint Ohka is giving for the identity of Imanari’s mystery opponent is it’s a superb and popular wrestler.

The Kickboxing Vs Karate Chop match will consist of an unlimited amount of three minute rounds until there is a winner.


BASARA “VAJRA 33 ~RICH IN SPRING AND FALL~” Results

April 19, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 33 ~RICH IN SPRING AND FALL~”, 19/04/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
184 Fans

1. Episode 3 – “Best Stretchman V3 Angry Special Training”: Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe when Stretchman pinned Abe with the Best Stretch Bomb (8:42).
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Preliminary Preparation For Trial: Gouma Ryu defeated Atsushi Maruyama with an Inverted Reverse Splash (5:44).
3. IRON PRIEST Vs B FAULTLESS JUNKY’s: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Jaki Numazawa & Masashi Takeda when Kubo pinned Tsukamoto with the Death Metal Roll (15:04).
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Gunso & Naoki Tanizaki defeated Isami Kodaka & SAGAT when Gunso pinned SAGAT with the Diving Guillotine Drop from the Ladder (18:31).
5. Double ★ Trans-Am Vs Cavalry!: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Ryuichi pinned Sekine with the Perfect Five (15:40).

As the ride to Korakuen Hall nears its end, BASARA had one more show to get past before the big event. The Trans-Am ★ Family were victorious over Cavalry with one Ryuichi pinning another. Ryota Nakatsu called Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi a strong wrestler but then claimed he knew his real identity. Nakatsu accused him of being Ryuichi Kawakami from Big Japan! Ryuichi denied the accusation but Nakatsu told him he didn’t care either way. When Nakatsu said he wants nothing more than the Union MAX Title, Ryuichi cut him off and said he loves the belt more.

Dove Pro Wrestling scored a big win over BASARA in a Hardcore Tag Match. Gunso’s impressive win streak in BASARA continues to grow while Naoki Tanizaki was happy to finally get his hands on Isami Kodaka. Tanizaki and Kodaka will fight again on 4th May.

Both Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama weren’t in the mood to compete in their warm up match for Korakuen Hall later this month. Neither of them had anything prepared for the bout. Kodaka, Best Stretchman V3 and Tatsuhiko Yoshino all had to motivate them into wrestling each other. The match only ended with a winner when the referee accidentally knocked over Maruyama and pushed Ryu on top of him. Gouma and Maruyama explained afterwards that they just cannot be motivated to wrestle if a criminal trial is not attached to it.

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament returns later this year. Kodaka is putting 500,000 yen of his own pocket money into the prize pot. The tournament begins on 4th May and lasts until 5th July.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WANNA BE A DREAMMAKER 2017” Results

March 4, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WANNA BE A DREAMMAKER 2017”, 04/03/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
119 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Love Call Wrestling: Yukihiro Abe defeated Chikara with a Minoru Fujita Style Cradle (8:09).
2. Osaka Vs Hokkaido Ganbare☆Wrestling International Match: Sayaka Obihiro defeated Atsushi Maruyama with a Backslide Pin (12:42).
3. G-COSMOS 2017 in Prince Special Double Bout: Takafumi Ito & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari when Tsurumaki submitted Imanari with the Back Facelock (13:25).
4. Flames, Heart, Repeatedly: Mitomi Masayuki defeated Shibata with the Salty Splash (8:42).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Kenso Ohka & Osamu Namiguchi when Ohka pinned Namaguchi with the Spear Of Fire (16:17).

Alliances old and new were formed throughout today’s show because the World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament is taking place in April. Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling were defeated in the main event and Kenso Ohka placed the blame on Osamu Namiguchi. Kenso dropped a surprise and said he’ll be teaming with someone else in the tournament. He’ll be teaming with KAZMA SAKAMOTO! After Kenso left, Ken Ohka asked Shinichiro Tominaga to be enter the tournament with him. Tominaga politely declined because he already asked Hi69 to team with him. When the show was over Ohka went searching for a tag partner. Atsushi Maruyama agreed at first but then remembered he is already booked elsewhere. Both Takafumi Ito and Shuichiro Katsumura asked to team with Ohka but he couldn’t choose between them. So Ito and Katsumura decided to team together instead. Finally Ohka got a Facetime call from Ai Shimizu. She is currently in Toyama, Ohka’s hometown. Shimizu is training to become stronger and went to Toyama to learn Ohka’s secrets. To prove it she told Ohka she was on the call with his dad! When the call ended Ohka accepted that he wouldn’t find a tag partner today.

The atmosphere for Mitomi Masayuki Vs Shibata was tense as there was still some uneasiness in their friendship. Masayuki wanted to bury the hatchet but Shibata kept rejecting him. It wasn’t until the match ended that Shibata saw the light and agreed to reform Enjo-gun with Masayuki.

Yumehito Imanari was in a good mood because he just purchased a guide to Catch-As-Catch-Can wrestling written by Billy Robinson. Imanari studied the book and predicted he would win his match with the Double Arm Suplex. Whatever he studied didn’t stick because he had to flick through the book again before the bell rang. His attempts to do the Double Arm Suplex failed. Ito countered the move into a Manjigatame then Tsurumaki tapped him out with the Back Facelock. Ito and Katsumura got into a brawl after the match. Ito challenged Katsumura to a singles match then admitted he was getting bored with their current situation.

Sayaka Obihiro began her match with Maruyama by warning him that she’s been taking Shorinji Kempo lessons. He didn’t take her seriously. In fact, Marutama told Obuhiro he’s been studying her matches in preparation and listed all of her signature moves as proof. He challenged her to perform those moves and then pin him so he could kick out of them. He succeeded in kicking out of all of them but an unexpected collision ended with Obihiro falling on top of him and getting the three count. Afterwards Obihiro said she is from Hokkaido, Maruyama is from Osaka and Ohka is from Toyama. She now wants to wrestle opponents from all the other prefectures in Japan.

Ohka approached Yukihiro Abe after the opening match and asked him if he had a partner in mind for the Tag League. Suddenly Keisuke Ishii appeared and did a Double Dropkick with Abe to Ohka. Ishii thinks he himself is a good choice for Abe to team with. Ishii wants to enter a tag league because it reminds him of his favourite AJPW Real World Tag League match, Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama Vs Stan Hansen & Akira Taue from 1999. Now Ishii & Abe are thinking of a team name. They will either be Return Of Young Drama or Memory Of Young Drama.

Another team was formed during the show. Nobuhiro Tsurumaki wants to team with Chikara. The two fought each other before when Tsurumaki under the mask as Mars Spector. Chikara earned his respect during those matches.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “ITSUKA NO MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016” Results

December 22, 2016

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “ITSUKA NO MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016”, 22/12/2016
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
168 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Beat The Opponent! Eat Lightning, Crap Thunder! Become A Scary Guy!: Rocky Kawamura defeated Chikara with the Balboa Blow (5:55).
2. Ganpuro Special Christmas Present ~Chubby Vs Slim Beauty~: Maya Yukihi & Tequila Saya defeated Bambi & Manami Kanda when Yukihi pinned Kanda with the Wheelwind (11:25).
3. K-reboot: Hi69 & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Yukinori Abe & Mitomi Masayuki when Tominaga pinned Masayuki with the Repeated JK2 (12:48).
4. Ai Shimizu Ganbare☆Wrestling Trial 3rd Match: Shota defeated Ai Shimizu with the Sharpshooter (10:01).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Kenso Ohka & Osamu Namiguchi defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari when Ohka pinned Imanari with the Spear Of Fire (18:45).
6. Ken Ohka 15th Anniversary Debut Memorial Match: Ken Ohka defeated Atsushi Maruyama with the Spear Of Fire (15:24).

From the Eternal Young Lion to the Crying Charisma of Ganbare☆Wrestling, a lot has happened to Ken Ohka in his 15 years as a pro wrestler. To celebrate his 15th Anniversary in wrestling, Ohka wanted a match against Atsushi Maruyama. Maruyama has been an inspiration to Ohka ever since he saw him wrestle a big match in 2008. Ohka was also a big Osaka Pro fan before he joined DDT. He kicked out of the Tiger Suplex and pinned Maruyama with the Spear Of Fire. Maruyama said he envies Ohka for making so many friends with his clumsy wrestling while he himself has been scattered around the wrestling scene ever since he quit Osaka Pro. Now it is Ohka who inspires Maruyama because Maruyama now wants to create his own wrestling group. If Ganpuro wants to become a major sports brand then Maruyama’s group will become a major entertainment brand. His rival will be the Yoshimoto Kogyo company!

Ohka had one more announcement to give at the end of the show. His first child was born today! The fans chanted “Dad!” at Ohka as the show ended.

The team of Kenso Ohka & Osamu Namiguchi tried to steal all of the attention with their Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling match. They wouldn’t stop talking about how the Shin Ganpuro fans are the best in the world and the Shin Ganpuro wrestlers are the best in the world too.

Even though he was able to wrestle and win his match today, Shota had some bad news to give. He will be going under surgery to his right knee in January and he is expected to miss nearly all of 2017. Ai Shimizu said wrestling Shota taught her the importance of not giving up. Her next match in her series will be against Hiroyo Matsumoto on 21st January.

Shinichiro Tominaga announced he will be teaming with Shiori Asahi as part of the BO-SO Golden Tag League in K-DOJO next year. Ohka said Tominaga will continue to tag with Hi69 in Ganpuro, booking those two against Asahi & Makoto Oishi on 21st January.

Yumehito Imanari used company money to buy female Santa costumes from Don Quijote for the women to wear during their match. Only Bambi wore her costume. Imanari then tried to help out Bambi & Manami Kanda whenever he could. That backfired when Bambi used her whip and hit Imanari by mistake. That allowed Maya Yukihi to pin Kanda without any interruption.

Rocky Kawamura screamed “Adrian!” before knocking out Chikara with a Running Punch.

Ganpuro will once again be providing matches for the RIZIN Martial Arts EXPO on New Year’s weekend at Saitama Super Arena.