GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TRY ME 2018” Results

January 20, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TRY ME 2018”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
138 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shuhei Washida Debut Match: Ken Ohka defeated Shuhei Washida with a Half Crab Hold (6:43).
2. Special Single Match: Yukihiro Abe defeated Space Galaxy Warrior Andros with the Silent Cherry Blossom Nightmare (6:34).
3. New Spring Special Mixed Tag Match ~ Ganpuro Vs Last Jedi: Chikara & Kaho Kobayashi defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE when Kobayashi pinned HARUKAZE with a Cradle (8:29).
4. America Vs India! Ganpuro Special International In Ōji: Shota defeated Brian Aki with the Frog Splash (10:31).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Shuichiro Katsumura & Takeshi Okada defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when Okada submitted Imanari with the Shivering Armlock (18:56).

Shuichiro Katsumura has been demanding Ganbare☆Wrestling to put him into a real fight so Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari tried to give him what he wanted. Unfortunately for them, Katsumura & Takeshi Okada were far too much for them to handle. Katsumura caught Ohka in a Sleeper Hold while Okada bombarded Imanari with German Suplexes until he tapped him out to an Armlock. Katsumura told Ohka afterwards that he is different from the bad guys Ohka had fought in the past. The strength Katsumura has is real strength. Imanari responded that he will continue to fight until he wins. He will even train at Katsumura’s gym if he has to! Imanari challenged Katsumura & Okada to a rematch on 11th February but Okada is already booked on a FREEDOMS show that day. They agreed to a match on 11th March instead. But Katsumura does have a partner for 11th February. Out came a mysterious wrestler wearing a Tiger Mask. He attacked Ohka and Imanari with Thrust Kicks and Frog Splashes. Katsumura told Ohka to do his best next month then left with the mystery Tiger Mask.

They weren’t kidding when Chikara & Kaho Kobayashi were being advertised as the Last Jedi team. Both of them came out wearing robes and carrying lightsabers. Kobayashi was also wearing a Darth Vader helmet and a chestpiece that was handmade by her parents. They used the Force to mixed results. Sometimes Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE were knocked back and other times they just stood there as if nothing happened. Kobayashi also told HARUKAZE she was her father. The mind games worked because HARUKAZE was hesitant to attack her from that point on. That allowed Kobayashi to Cradle HARUKAZE for the three count.

Yukihiro Abe was originally supposed to fight Gota Ihashi but Ihashi pulled out of the show earlier in the week after some negative comments by Riki Choshu gave him an identity crisis. Abe’s new opponent was Space Galaxy Warrior Andros and the spaceman had a secret to tell. Yukihiro Abe is not Abe’s real name. His real name is Cosmic Galactic Warrior ABE! Abe told Andros to knock it off because this wasn’t a SECRET BASE show. Abe beat Andros with a Half Nelson Chicken Wing submission hold. After the match Andros told ABE that Earth has been protected and they would meet again at SECRET BASE tomorrow. Abe accepted the challenge.

The debuting Shuhei Washida took on Ken Ohka for his first pro wrestling match. Washida passed the Ganpuro audition back in February last year and has been training ever since. He is going through the black trunks treatment with no music or fancy entrance for when he climbed into the ring. Ohka had control for most of the match but Washida showed some fire when he struck Ohka with a series of Middle Kicks. Ohka cut him off with a Brainbuster and made him tap to a Half Crab. Washida got chants from the audience afterwards. In his backstage interview, Washida said he became a pro wrestler so he could have pride and confidence in himself while becoming stronger.

Some matches for Ganpuro’s upcoming shows were announced during the opening messages. Shinichiro Tominaga Vs MEN’S Teioh will take place on 11th February and HARUKAZE Vs Miyako Matsumoto will happen on 11th March in Osaka. Also on the Osaka show is Ken Ohka Vs Magnitude Kishiwada! Ohka thinks Osaka is a city that is vital for Ganpuro’s growth so he must beat one of Osaka’s strongest to claim the city.

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DDT “UTAN FESTA 2017” Results

October 15, 2017

DDT “UTAN FESTA 2017”, 15/10/2017
Tokyo JR Omori Station
1,016 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Keisuke Ishii & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata when Ishii submitted Hirata with a Scorpion Deathlock (8:46).
2. Saki Akai defeated Nodoka-oneesan with the Rookie Award (7:40).
3. Masahiro Takanashi & Gurukun Mask defeated Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Mask pinned MAO with a Rolling Leg Clutch (10:00).
4. World Omori Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: Antonio Honda defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Manjigatame (9:32).
Order Of Elimination: Toru Owashi, Diego, Akito, Danshoku Dino and Kouki Iwasaki.
5. World Omori Title: Chikara defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with a School Boy (8:18).
*Makoto Oishi fails in V2. Chikara becomes the 7th World Omori Champion!
6. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when HARASHIMA pinned Paulie with the Somato (12:17).

Rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of DDT for their annual outdoor show at the Tokyo JR Omori Station. Also included in the show was the annual World Omori Title defence. Chikara defeated the defending champion Makoto Oishi to win his first ever singles title. Earlier in the show Antonio Honda won the Battle Royal to determine the No. 1 Contender for next year’s title defence. Honda told everyone that when Star Wars came out in 1977 it was the No. 1 movie at the US box office. However the movie that came in 2nd place was Trans Am 7000 (the Japanese title for Smokey And The Bandit). Honda thinks that is the real best movie of all time and he will beat Chikara for the title next year to get revenge for Burt Reynolds!

Michael Nakazawa showed up during the Battle Royal wanting to cancel it because Danshoku Dino had the back of his tights pulled down for all of the train station to see. His attempts were thwarted and his head was shoved into Dino’s backside. Nakazawa stuck around to judge a wrestling costume contest during intermission.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 FINAL ROUND” Results

August 13, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 13/08/2017
Tokyo KFC Hall
247 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Semi Final: Ken Ohka defeated GENTARO with a Cross Armbreaker Cutback (6:44).
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Semi Final: KENSO defeated Dave Crist with the Soul’s Leg Lock (10:57).
3. HARUKAZE’s Hot Summer: Saori Anou defeated HARUKAZE with the To Be Continued (8:10).
4. Ganbare☆Climax Special 6-Man Tag Match: Takafumi Ito, Tanomusaku Toba & Hollywood GOTA defeated Shinichiro Tominaga, Yukihiro Abe & Shinichiro Wakita when Ito pinned Wakita with a German Suplex (12:30).
5. Special Tag Match: Mitsuo Momota & Chikara defeated Kendo Kashin & Yumehito Imanari when Momota pinned Imanari with a School Boy (9:20).
6. Special Tag Match: Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated Shigehiro Irie & Shinichiro Tominaga when Fujita pinned Tominaga with a Modified Choke Hold (12:23).
7. Ganbare☆Climax – Final: Ken Ohka defeated KENSO with the Fire Spear (16:08).

Ken Ohka is your winner of the 2017 Ganbare☆Climax! Ohka had to face and beat one of his rivals KENSO to be crowned the tournament’s first winner. KENSO had KAZMA SAKAMOTO in his corner to help out but that plan backfired late in the match when a Lariat aimed for Ohka hit KENSO instead. Ohka hit the Fire Spear several times but the referee was out of action every time. Another Fire Spear hitting KENSO in mid-air led to one final Spear for the three count.

KENSO congratulated Ohka for winning the tournament and called him the “fucking best”. He then switched the subject over to his ally Hollywood GOTA. KENSO announced that GOTA was dismissed from the New York Head Hunters! GOTA was as surprised as anyone else but left when SAKAMOTO hugged him goodbye. KENSO said he wants the Ganbare☆Climax to become as big a prize as the G1 Climax then left the ring. Ohka thanked the fans, friends and family for their support. There was no prize money or championship on the line but everyone still fought their best. He then announced his next Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title defence will be on 21st September. His opponent is somebody from his past, a wrestler who was part of the same Dragon System class that he flunked out of. It’s “brother” YASSHI!

KENSO defeated Dave Crist to advance to the final. At first KENSO showed respect to Crist and fought clean. But as the match went and the fans rallied behind Crist, KENSO became more aggressive and refused to break holds or follow the ref’s orders. He countered Crist’s Axe Bomber with the Soul’s Leg Lock and forced Crist to submit.

Ohka was able to beat GENTARO in the semi-final by countering a Cross Armbreaker into a Cradle pin. GENTARO was upset over the result and still wanted to fight Ohka after the bell. He had to be held back by the referee. It was clear he was disappointed in his tournament run ending this way.

The father/son duo of Mitsuo Momota & Chikara won their grudge match against Kendo Kashin & Yumehito Imanari. Kashin today weighed in at 88kg and he entered the ring carrying a wand he borrowed from Fairy Nihonbashi at a WAVE show the day before. The match had a weird ending where Momota held Imanari in place for Chikara to hit him with the Sabre Chop. However, Kashin then grabbed Momota and held him in place too. Chikara hesitated but did the Sabre Chop. Momota somehow ducked so both Imanari & Kashin were hit. Momota then rolled over Imanari in a School Boy for the pin. After the match Kashin said he had a talk with Sanshiro Takagi and they agreed to book Kashin Vs Momota at Sumo Hall on the morning of DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017”. The match will begin at 6:30 am. Takagi was in the audience and he denied making the match or ever talking to Kashin.

Shota was the ring announcer for all three days of the tournament and by the time Day 3 began he was running out of topics to talk about during the opening ceremony. He acknowledged there was another Climax tournament happening nearby and his Twitter timeline was a confusing mixture of tweets about both shows.


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.


DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2016 ~DDT DAY~” Results

August 8, 2016

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DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2016 ~DDT DAY~”, 08/08/2016
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. King Of Dark Title: Sanshiro Takagi defeated Chikara with La Magistral Cradle (3:59).
*D1 for Chikara.
1. Mad Paulie & Gota Ihashi defeated Akito & MAO when Paulie pinned MAO with the Paulie Buster (8:37).
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano and Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Sakaguchi pinned Katsumata with the Right Knee Of God (7:49).
3. Rock ‘N’ Roll Tag Death Match: Kazuki Hirata & Kazusada Higuchi defeated A.YAZAWA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi when Higuchi pinned YAZAWA with the Doctor Bomb (12:44).
4. Hikaru Sato & Atsushi Aoki defeated Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki when Aoki submitted Iwasaki with the Cross Armbreaker (11:10).
5. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase when Dino submitted Watase with the Lip Lock (10:22).
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Mike Bailey & Guanchulo when Sasaki submitted Guanchulo with the Cross Facelock (11:13).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Toru Owashi with a 6 Reverse Horizontal Chop Barrage (19:58).
*V3 for Konosuke Takeshita. Toru Owashi cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

The last of the Right To Challenge Contracts has been used but it resulted in failure for Toru Owashi. After holding on to the contract for almost five months he finally got his KO-D Openweight Title shot against Konosuke Takeshita. He was on the defence from the start when Takeshita Dropkicked him out of the ring but he dodged a Plancha. Takeshita targeted Owashi’s right arm until a Chop battle broke out. Owashi won that and locked in the WAR Special. Another Chop battle ended with Owashi throwing down Takeshita with a Choke Slam. Owashi then hit the Diving Body Press for a nearfall. Takeshita avoided the Power Bomb and threw Lariats to regain control. He hit a Vertical Drop Brainbuster but Owashi kicked out at one! Takeshita hit the Blue Thunder but Owashi kicked out at two. Takeshita hit the German Suplex but Owashi kicked out at two again! Takeshita then hit a Reverse Horizontal Chop and that was the killing blow. “Owashi” chants filled the room when he was helped out to the back but Shuji Ishikawa then appeared. He and Takeshita faced off, confirming the two will fight for the KO-D Title at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016”. Ishikawa congratulated Takeshita for the victory but also said he will get revenge on his 4 minute loss to him from May at DDT’s biggest stage. DAMNATION will prove they are the best team and he will prove he is the strongest when he robs the belt from Takeshita. Takeshita said the strongest in DDT is the person with the belt and that’s him. He will fight Ishikawa with full force at Sumo Hall.

Daisuke Sasaki felt triumphant when he & Tetsuya Endo defeated Mike Bailey & Guanchulo. He told Bailey there is no use fighting him. He then called out Dick Togo and demanded he appear. Bailey in English replied he didn’t know what to say. Sasaki said (in Japanese) he doesn’t know what Bailey is saying but he should listen because Mother Earth revolves around DAMNATION. Remember that!

Danshoku Dino wanted to kick off Beer Garden week with a toast to his fellow opponents. It was all a ruse and he spat beer on Mizuki Watase to kick off the match. Dino later put mayonnaise in his mouth then gave Watase the Lip Lock to make him submit. LiLiCo rushed into the ring to check on her boyfriend after the match. Dino welcomed her to Beer Garden and offered her a toast for their upcoming “hottest summer” in Sumo Hall. This time the offer was genuine and the two drank during their standoff. In a backstage interview Dino said he is convinced Watase is gay and his relationship with LiLiCo is trying to hide it. Dino will prove it at Sumo Hall.

In a preview of the AJPW Jr. Title Match at Sumo Hall, things went off the rails between Hikaru Sato and Soma Takao. While Atsushi Aoki was tapping out Kouki Iwasaki, Sato also had Takao locked in a Cross Armbreaker submission. Sato refused to let go of the hold when his partner won the match and it had to be broken up. Takao retaliated with a Dropkick and the two began fighting around ringside while their seconds tried to stop them.

Chikara was given his only chance to get rid of the King Of Dark Title before Sumo Hall with a dark match against Sanshiro Takagi. Chikara did well with his Chop heavy offence but was outsmarted when Takagi gave him a Low Dropkick to the legs followed by La Magistral Cradle for the three count. Chikara’s father Mitsuo Momota watched the match from the sidelines and approached Amon Tsurumi with an offer. He wants to wrestle with his son at Sumo Hall and help him lose that cursed championship. Momota doesn’t care that it’s the dark match because he had been a curtain jerker for years!

The list of candidates for this year’s DDT Dramatic General Election was announced at intermission. The field is made up almost entirely of DDT regulars but KAI and Yuko Miyamoto are also included due to their involvement in the KO-D Tag Team Title Match at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016”. Mitsuo Momota also successfully negotiated Chikara to be included because of Chikara’s King Of Dark reign. The deadline for more candidates to enter is 13th August.


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 13” Results

August 6, 2016

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DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 13”, 06/08/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
294 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: Yumehito Imanari (c) defeated Chikara with a Samson Clutch (3:54).
*Yumehito Imanari passes D3. Chikara becomes the 17th King Of Dark Champion.
1. Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Rekka when Iwasaki pinned Rekka with the Leg Capture Suplex (8:00).
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Endo pinned Katsumata with the Dumping Torture Rack Bomb (8:50).
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano when Umeda pinned Urano with the Umeda Driver I (16:09).
4. Single Match To Assess If KENSO Can Wrestle At Ryogoku On 28th August: Sanshiro Takagi (2) defeated KENSO (1) by Judges Decision.
4a. KENSO defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Diving Elbow Drop (1:32).
4b. Sanshiro Takagi defeated KENSO with La Magistral Cradle (3:40).
5. Infomercial Match – Shosen: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai (4) defeated Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango & Gota Ihashi (1).
5a. Board Game Floor ~ 1 Count Fall Rules: Danshoku Dino (1) pinned Hirata (0) with a Lariat (0:02).
5b. Military Floor ~ 2 Count Fall Rules: Saki Akai (1) pinned Super Sasadango Machine (1) with a Hurricanrana (2:54).
5c. Railway Floor ~ Give Up Only Rules: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (2) submitted Gota Ihashi (1) with a Cross Armbreaker (2:14).
5d. Idol Floor ~ Over The Top Rope Only Rules: Saki Akai (3) defeated Gota Ihashi (1) by Ring Out (2:27).
5e. Wrestling Only Shop ~ Normal Rules: Saki Akai (4) pinned Danshoku Dino (1) with a Diving Body Attack (4:41).
6. Antonio Honda & Mike Bailey defeated Keisuke Ishii & Guanchulo when Bailey pinned Guanchulo with the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop (11:09).
7. Special 4 Way Match: Toru Owashi defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Shuji Ishikawa and Kazusada Higuchi when Owashi pinned Takeshita with an Inside Cradle (10:32).
8. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Tournament – Final: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda when Sasaki submitted Umeda with the Modified Cross Facelock (14:54).
*DAMNATION becomes the 26th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

After over two months of inactivity we now have new KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions! The finals of the tournament took place in Saitama and in the end DAMNATION tore through NωA and Shuten-dōji to claim the belts. Daisuke Sasaki said DAMNATION will continue to overwhelm DDT when Shuji Ishikawa wins the KO-D Openweight Title at Sumo Hall.

The 4 Way Match presented a unique preview of the “PETER PAN 2016” main event. Ishikawa will definitely be facing the KO-D Champion but the champion could be Toru Owashi instead of Konosuke Takeshita. Kazusada Higuchi was also there as a potential wild card. Takeshita looked to have the match won when he weakened Owashi with a Lariat and Blue Thunder Bomb but Owashi caught him by surprise with an Inside Cradle and pinned the champion out of nowhere. Owashi told Takeshita that two days from now the fun will be over when they fight for the KO-D Title.

With Antonio Honda translating for him, Mike Bailey told the audience he isn’t satisfied with his tour yet because he has a lot more to do in Japan. Today’s DDT debut is only the beginning of Mike Bailey. He is anxious to team with Dick Togo at Sumo Hall because to him, Togo is the most successful wrestler in the world.

This months Infomercial Match was sponsored by the book store Shosen. The match would consist of five rounds between the two teams with different rules to represent the different shop floors found in Shosen stores. Round 1 was one count pinfalls. Danshoku Dino immediately pinned Kazuki Hirata. Round 2 was two count pinfalls. Saki Akai tied the score when she pinned Super Sasadango Machine. From there Akai’s team won the remaining rounds. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi submitted Gota Ihashi in Round 3 where submissions were needed to win. Akai kicked Ihashi out of the ring in Round 4 with Over The Top Rope rules. Finally Round 5 was just a normal match and Akai pinned Dino to end the series 4-1 in favour of her team.

KENSO had to fight Sanshiro Takagi in a 5 minute Iron Man Match to earn a spot on the “PETER PAN 2016” card. The match ended 1-1 but regardless of the outcome KENSO’s fate was left in the hands of three judges: DDT staff member Hisaya Imabayashi, Shukan Puroresu’s DDT correspondent Asata Kato and legendary wrestler Mitsuo Momota. The judges’ scorecards were 30-27, 28-30 and 30-2 resulting in a 2-1 victory for Takagi. KENSO complained about the 30-2 score from Momota. Momota straight up told KENSO he doesn’t want to see him wrestle in Sumo Hall! KENSO said he loves the DDT fans and wanted nothing more than to be at “PETER PAN 2016”. Takagi had a change of heart and told KENSO he can wrestle at Sumo Hall. He then told him about the upcoming DDT Dramatic General Election. It is mentally exhausting to campaign for votes but it will prove once and for all what the DDT fans think of KENSO. KENSO said he has experience with elections because he helped his wife Hiroko Suzuki campaign for her seat in the Funabashi City Council. He agreed to enter and is determined to finish first.

Chikara appeared at the start of the show to announce his participation for “PETER PAN 2016”. He is honoured to wrestle in the same building his father Mitsuo Momota wrestled in many times throughout his career. It was decided that while he was here in Kasukabe Hall he will wrestle in an impromptu match. Yumehito Imanari came out complaining that DDT yet again forgot to organise a King Of Dark Title match in advance. Chikara offered his Power Of Dreams friend to be his opponent. Amon Tsurumi excitedly agreed with the idea and made the match there and then. Chikara did his many Chops but Imanari scored the win with a Samson Clutch, meaning Chikara is now the King Of Dark Champion! Chikara was told he will have to fight in the Sumo Hall dark match unless he wins a DDT dark match before then. He’ll have one chance to get rid of the title at the first show of Beer Garden week.


Cherry & Mio Shirai At JoshiMania

December 7, 2011

CHIKARA PRO “JOSHIMANIA – NIGHT 1”, 02/12/2011
Asylum Arena, Philadelphia, USA

Ayako Hamada & Cherry defeated Mayumi Ozaki & Mio Shirai when Hamada pinned Shirai with the LSD.

CHIKARA PRO “JOSHIMANIA – NIGHT 2”, 03/12/2011
Everett Rec Center, Massachusetts, USA

1. Toshie Uematsu & GAMI defeated Cherry & Sawako Shimono when Uematsu pinned Shimono with a Tiger Suplex (14:10).
4. Mayumi Ozaki defeated Mio Shirai with a Shining Yakuza Kick (9:33).

CHIKARA PRO “JOSHIMANIA – NIGHT 3”, 04/12/2011
Highline Ballroom, New York, USA

4. Toshie Uematsu, Obariyon, Kodama & Kobald defeated Cherry, Soldier Ant, Fire Ant & Green Ant when Uematsu pinned Cherry with a Diving Splash (13:01).
6. Aja Kong, Mio Shirai & Tsubasa Kuragaki defeated Minami Toyota, Sawako Shimono & Hanako Nakamori when Kuragaki pinned Nakamori with the Metal Wing (29:00).

All three shows are available to buy on DVD right now over at Smart Mark Video.