GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2018” Results

December 16, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2018”, 16/12/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
769 Fans

1. Yukihiro Abe & Shuhei Washida Return To Battle: Shuichiro Katsumura, Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Takeshi Okada defeated Hiroshi Yamato, Yukihiro Abe & Shuhei Washida when Katsumura submitted Washida with a Toe Hold (7:56).
2. Bloom In The Sacred Place! GanJo No Hana!: Fairy Suidobashi & Sumire Natsu defeated Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE when Natsu pinned HARUKAZE with the Yoran (14:03).
3. Special Tag Match: Naoshi Sano & Carbell Ito defeated Chikara & Mitomi Masayuki when Sano pinned Chikara with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (10:54).
4. Hitori Shiten No Puroresu, All Or Nothing Big Battle: Jun Akiyama defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Sternness Dust α (11:39).
5. Fate Of POWER OF DREAM Showdown: Jake Lee defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Back Drop (11:18).
6. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku In Korakuen Hall!! – Texas Tornado Singapore Cane Tag Match: Yumehito Imanari & Shota defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura when Imanari pinned Shimomura with the Chubby Knee (10:44).
7. No Rope Barbed Wire Death Match: Minoru Fujita defeated Ken Ohka with the Modified SAYONARA (19:51).

Ganbare☆Wrestling’s return to Korakuen Hall was headlined by Ken Ohka and Minoru Fujita fighting tooth and nail in a ring surrounded with barbed wire instead of ropes. Barbed wired wasn’t enough for them as a ladder also came into play during the match. Ohka Suplexed Fujita from the top of the ladder while later on Fujita dove off the ladder onto Ohka with barbed wire wrapped around his waist. Ohka wouldn’t give up and kept fighting to get up after Fujita hit him with the Fire Spear and a Vertical Drop Brainbuster. It took a modified Tombstone Piledriver for Fujita to finally put his rival away.

Fujita told Ohka that this was the result of the last two years going back to the previous time Ganpro was in Korakuen. Fujita even ran down Ohka for drawing a smaller crowd this time! If Ohka still believes he is trying his best and working his hardest then he should be miserable from today’s result. Fujita doesn’t care if he does his best so he has no regrets. He said Sento Minzoku are done with Ganpro and will not come back. When they left the ring, Yumehito Imanari called for them to stop. Imanari promised Fujita that he has a purpose for him to stay in Ganpro. He wants to fight Fujita at Kitazawa Town Hall on 6th January! Imanari described Fujita as an “A Class War Criminal” that he should fight. Fujita accepted the challenge while Imanari was encouraging Ohka to stand back up. When Sento Minzoku did leave, Ohka and Imanari admitted that today’s show was a poorer draw than two years ago but they will learn from it. They won’t show their weak points anymore. Everyone in Ganpro will give their energy and full feelings toward the company to make it even bigger! Everyone will work hard so more fans will come see them. Imanari then told everyone his phone number and to call him if they have anything exciting to tell him.

Imanari and Shota continued to rally a crowd around him inside the Korakuen lobby after the show was over. There was a lot of video game talk like how Imanari bought Toukon Retsuden for the original Playstation and that he has to evolve like a Pokémon. Shota said that the indies have been evolving during the 2010s and strangely enough he thinks the scene now reminds him of the 1990s. Imanari then told everyone they will return pro wrestling to the golden age once more. Ganbare☆Wrestling will be their DeLorean!

Imanari & Shota have good reason to be confident. They are riding high from beating Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura in a Texas Tornado Singapore Cane Tag Match. No tags were needed and Singapore Canes were all legal. Imanari Back Body Dropped Shota over the ropes and onto Sekine to take him out of the match. He then wound up breaking a cane over his knees before hitting Shimomura with the match winning Chubby Knee Strike.

Kouki Iwasaki came close to beating Jake Lee with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster 10 minutes into their match. Lee struck back with Middle Kicks until he could get in a Back Drop for the three count. Lee would be happy to share the ring with Iwasaki again some day either as opponents or partners. Iwasaki would rather be his opponent and maybe have it happen over in All Japan.

Speaking of All Japan, the group’s head honcho Jun Akiyama was in action kneeing the crap out of Keisuke Ishii. The newly costumed Ishii had some power in his Suplexes but was struck down with Running Knee Strikes and and Exploder Suplex. Ishii was able to kick out of them but was done when Akiyama gave him the Sternness Dust α. Akiyama patted Ishii on the chest after the match. Ishii was hoping that today would be the start of Chapter 3 in his wrestling career. He adores this kind of pro wrestling so he is thankful to Akiyama for giving him this match. He is now even more motivated to grow and also study Akiyama’s style.

Chikara was given a bouquet to celebrate his fifth year in wrestling. Carbell Ito threw out Christmas candy into the audience then told Chikara he came here today to judge him. They went into a long chop exchange during the match. Chikara accidentally hit Mitomi Masayuki with the Saber Chop and Ito dove onto Masayuki afterwards. He then hit a Diving Body Press to Chikara. Naoshi Sano took over the match and pinned Chikara with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Ito stomped on Chikara when the match was over.

It was announced that Fairy Nihonbashi had gone missing and had to be replaced. Taking her spot was Fairy Suidobashi, the same person but wearing a Yomiuri Giants jersey and announced as the “Fairy Of The Tokyo Dome“. She carried a mini baseball bat and used it as a wand to cast spells on Moeka Haruhi, HARUKAZE and even the referee. The late part of the match focused on HARUKAZE and Sumire Natsu squaring off against each other. Natsu countered an Armbar into a Power Bomb and pinned HARUKAZE with the Yoran DDT.

The in ring return for Shuhei Washida ended in defeat. Shuichiro Katsumura trapped him in a Toe Hold while Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Takeshi Okada held Hiroshi Yamato & Yukihiro Abe back from breaking the hold.


DDT “UTAN FESTA 2018” Results

October 14, 2018

DDT “UTAN FESTA 2018”, 14/10/2018
Tokyo JR Omori Station
1,014 Fans

1. Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase when MAO pinned Watase after the Michinoku Tornado Driver (8:36).
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo defeated KUDO, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno when Endi pinned Ueno with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (10:28).
3. Gurukun Mask defeated Shunma Katsumata with a Moonsault (10:22).
4. World Omori Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Jun Kasai by Ring Out (10:45).
Order Of Elimination: Saki Akai, Michael Wolf, Mad Paulie, Kazuki Hirata, HARASHIMA and Jun Kasai.
5. World Omori Title: Chikara (c) defeated Antonio Honda with a Back Drop (15:01).
*V1 for Chikara.
6. Danshoku Dieno, Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino when Dieno pinned Iino with the Danshoku Driver (17:47).

Hisaya Imabayashi asked the referee and all of the wrestlers in the main event to prevent Danshoku Dieno from hunting for men in the audience. Yukinori Matsui immediately began counting out Dieno as he made his entrance to get him into the ring ASAP while the wrestlers tried to block his more lewd wrestling moves during the match. Dieno understood there were rules put in place to keep him under control today but he has his own rules which he must abide with. Kazusada Higuchi ended up agreeing with Dieno and actively helped him use his moveset, even if it meant pushing their other partner Keisuke Ishii’s face into Dieno’s bare backside. After the match Dieno told the audience that rules are definitely important in DDT but they change on a daily basis. He promoted DDT’s biggest show of the year happening next Sunday and if they want to see more of Dieno’s extraordinary life then they should come down to Sumo Hall.

Chikara defeated Antonio Honda to clear his first defence of the World Omori Title. His next challenger in 2019 will be against Masahiro Takanashi, the winner of the Battle Royal earlier in the show. Takanashi appeared after the match as part of a group of wrestlers carrying Jason Kincaid down to the ring. Takanashi congratulated Chikara but called his match bad. It took 4 years for Takanashi to finally get this title shot so he will not waste his chance! He only has one shot but that’s all he needs. Chikara said he once received guidance from Kazushi Sakuraba and Katsuyori Shibata at the Laughter7 gym in Omori. Because of that he cannot be defeated in this town!

Takanashi was able to win the Battle Royal thanks to some help. Jun Kasai knocked him out of the ring but Takanashi landed on KUDO outside, avoiding the ground because KUDO caught him. Takanashi got back into the ring and eliminated Kasai to win.

Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Yuki Ueno and Chinsuke Nakamura hosted a wrestling costume contest during intermission. The contestants dressed up as Keiji Muto, HARASHIMA, Keisuke Ishii, Gabaiji-chan, the Brahman Brothers, Kazuki Hirata, Kento Miyahara and there was one who just wore a generic yellow mask. The Miyahara impersonator was voted MVP and the female Brahamn Brothers also won an award.


All Caught Up

October 12, 2018

DDT “DDT IN BIWAKO PART 2 ~BOAT RACE IS WATER FIGHTING!~”, 13/10/2018
Shiga Boat Race Biwako

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Mike Bailey, MAO & Kazusada Higuchi
3. Battle Royal: Danshoku Dieno Vs Saki Akai Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao Vs Jason Kincaid Vs Michael Wolf
4. Boat Race Biwako Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino

DDT will be hosting matches at the boat show throughout the day

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE OSAKA?”, 13/10/2018
Osaka World Pavilion

1. Azusa Takigawa & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Reika Saiki
3. Yuna Manase Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
5. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito Vs Priscilla Kelly & Hikari

Miyu Yamashita is still trying to figure out Priscilla Kelly. This will be her last chance the day before their TOKYO Princess Title Match. Meanwhile Maki Ito is losing distance to the rest of the Dramatic General Election field. She’ll be desperate the keep the votes coming.

BASARA “BASARA 80 ~OSAKA’S TEAM THE WORLD~”, 13/10/2018
Osaka World Pavilion

1. Best Stretchman V3 & Stretchman Man Vs Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Jun Masaoka Vs Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
3. Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita
4. BASARA World’s Three Big Singles Match ~Buddha Slash On The Tail Of The Monkey~: Daiki Shimomura Vs Fuminori Abe
5. BASARA World’s Three Big Singles Match ~Yoga Also Handled Care~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Naoki Tanizaki
6. BASARA World’s Three Big Singles Match ~FUMA FEST extra track~: FUMA Vs HUB

Sento Minzoku won the first battle against Ganbare☆Wrestling. There are plans for Ganpro to come back to BASARA in November to continue the feud but will they show up for an earlier ambush?

DDT “UTAN FESTA 2018”, 14/10/2018
Tokyo JR Omori Station

1. Gurukun Mask Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs KUDO, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
4. Danshoku Dieno, Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
5. World Omori Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: HARASHIMA Vs Jun Kasai Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Saki Akai Vs Mad Paulie Vs Michael Wolf
6. World Omori Title: Chikara (c) Vs Antonio Honda

The annual outdoor show features the annual World Omori Title defence and the annual Battle Royal to decide next year’s challenger.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Time Difference Battle Royal: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs 5th Tiger Mask (Self-Named) Vs Monster Halloween Vs Gundan Hitori Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Shota Vs Michael Wolf
0. Mina Shirakawa DDT First Participation War! Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Mike Bailey & Antonio Honda Vs Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Keisuke Okuda Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa
2. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
3. The Difference In 27 Years Of Age! Representative Director And President (48 Years Old) And Belonging Wrestler (21 Years Old) Waste Blood Washing Conflict Play – Final Settlement Weapon Rumble!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
4. Soken Holdings Present – Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
6. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2018: Saki Akai & Maki Ito Vs Meiko Satomura & Cassandra Miyagi
7. ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
8. Shigehiro Irie’s Grand Fight: HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs CIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Yumehito Imanari, Shota and Michael Wolf are added to the pre-show Battle Royal.

I’ll aim to write up the big preview next week.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title – ??? Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki
2. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

HARASHIMA has sent Gouma Ryu to negotiate with Shinya Aoki over the exact ruleset to be used in the DDT Extreme Title match. Pro wrestling being as loose with the rules as it can be means nobody wants to leave anything to chance for this enticing match-up.

BASARA “BASARA 81 ~WIND, CLOUDS AND RAINBOW~”, 03/11/2018
Chiba Blue Field

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Jun Masaoka
2. Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano Vs FUMA, SAGAT & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Daiki Shimomura Vs Kaji Tomato
4. Sento Minzoku Vs FITNESS BEAUTY: Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita Vs Yuji Hino & Yuta Suzuki
5. NEW GENERATION TAG MATCH: Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano

With Isami Kodaka out injured it’s time for new faces to take over BASARA’s main event scene. Ryota Nakatsu already grabbed his place by becoming the Union MAX Champion. Now it’s time for others to step up and join him.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.2 ~WRESTLE THRASHING MAD~”, 08/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. FUMA Vs Great Sasuke

Something that has bothered FUMA for years was the period when The Great Sasuke came out to “Metal On Metal” by Anvil. That song isn’t heavy metal enough by FUMA’s standards so he wants to show Sasuke what real heavy metal is like!

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Yusuke Kubo and SAGAT are also booked on the show. Bands announced to perform include Dragon’s Den, Hellhound, Alice In Hell, Collar Bone, The Kandarivas and Black Sweet. Hellhound will perform “Warriors Of Rising Sun” live for FUMA’s ring entrance.


Video – Shigehiro Irie Vs Chikara

October 12, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018”, 11/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
157 Fans

Ganpro Flow! Shigehiro Irie Spectacular Match!: Shigehiro Irie Vs Chikara


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018” Results

October 12, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018”, 11/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
157 Fans

1. Fanfare Supporting Imanari Revolution: Shuichiro Katsumura & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki defeated Hiroshi Yamato & Yumehito Imanari when Katsumura submitted Imanari with the Ninja Choke (11:07).
2. “Spring” Is Not Over Yet!: Moeka Haruhi & Koharu Hinata defeated Saki & Manami Kanda when Haruhi pinned Kanda with the Diving Foot Stomp (9:27).
3. Ganpro Flow! Shigehiro Irie Spectacular Match!: Shigehiro Irie defeated Chikara with the Beast Bomber (11:47).
4. THE ROOT OF WRESTLING: Hideki Suzuki defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Double Arm Suplex (11:37).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku Singles Series: Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita (3) defeated Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Shota (2).
5a. Shota eliminated Daiki Shimomura with a Casadora (5:41).
5b. Minoru Fujita eliminated Shota with the SAYONARA (3:18).
5c. Minoru Fujita eliminated Keisuke Ishii by Ring Out (11:50).
5d. Ken Ohka eliminated Minoru Fujita by Ring Out (1:15).
5e. Ryuichi Sekine eliminated Ken Ohka with the Dragon Kick (11:26).

The first meeting between Ganbare☆Wrestling and Sento Minzoku took place as a singles Gauntlet match with Ring Out rules in effect until the final match. Things started off well for Ganpro when Shota pinned Daiki Shimomura. Sento Minzoku’s newest member Minoru Fujita turned the tables by beating Shota and then Keisuke Ishii. When Ken Ohka stepped into the ring to fight him, Fujita instead decided to eliminate himself. Ryuichi Sekine then attacked Ohka from behind to begin the final round of the match. Sekine bloodied Ohka’s forehead outside the ring and he blocked the Fire Spear with a Kneelift inside the ring. Sekine wrapped his tail around his leg and hit Ohka with the Dragon Kick. The extra power behind the move got Sekine and Sento Minzoku the victory, although Ohka did kick out right as the ref counted three.

The disputed finish led to a brawl between the two sides. During Sekine’s attempts to tell everyone it was a three count, Shimomura grabbed the microphone off him and told Ishii he was coming after him. He’s ready for a fight anytime, anywhere. Fujita then bragged about being back in the main story of Ganpro. He both won and lost his matches today, showing that this invasion isn’t as black and white as it seems. His purpose in the unit is to make everything good in both BASARA and Ganpro. Ohka said his side lost today but losing is never the end when it comes to wrestling. Life goes on and Ohka still has fight in him to have another match. He told everyone that both Ganpro and BASARA will be holding shows in Shin-Kiba 1st RING on 17th November. Ohka wants singles matches against Sekine on one show and Fujita on the other. They both accepted. Sekine promised to be in perfect condition while Fujita told Ohka to borrow the power of B’z and “BAD COMMUNICATION” when they face off again.

Hideki Suzuki isn’t sure if Kouki Iwasaki has earned his respect yet, but Suzuki never wanted to give him that in the first place. Suzuki would rather have Iwasaki show no respect and come at him with a killer instinct. That is how Suzuki does it and he wants his opponents to do that too. With that said he did shake Iwasaki’s hand after the match.

The match between Shigehiro Irie and Chikara featured unexpected interference from Shin Mokujin Ken, Mizuki Watase and Keisuke Ishii. Both Watase and Ishii launched an attack train on Irie as a good gestured farewell. They encouraged the referee Daisuke Kiso to join in but Irie caught him. He threatened to give Kiso the Black Hole Slam but instead gently put him down and gave him a hug. Irie went on to beat Chikara and they shook with their left hands. Irie left the ring with a big smile on his face.

Both teams in the women’s match wanted to be called Team HARUKAZE. At the beginning of the show Moeka Haruhi announced she is joining Ganpro to support the Ganbare☆Joshi division in HARUKAZE’s absence.

Hiroshi Yamato & Yumehito Imanari brought radishes to the ring and used them as weapons on their opponents. Shuichiro Katsumura & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki turned the radishes against the team and won the match.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DREAMING I WAS DREAMING 2018” Results

April 29, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DREAMING I WAS DREAMING 2018”, 28/04/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
156 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Waiting Room And Backstage Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Chikara defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Gota Ihashi and Yukihiro Abe when Chikara pinned Ihashi with the Saber Chop from the Ladder (11:09).
2. HARUKAZE, Triumphant Return From A Family Trip: Saki defeated HARUKAZE with the Kawaii Knee Drop (7:33).
3. Ganpuro Family Vs Katsumura-gun: Shuichiro Katsumura & Black Ribera defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & Katsumi Oribe when Katsumura submitted Tominaga with the Ninja Choke (16:02).
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii defeated Ken Ohka (c) with the Kneel Kick (14:27).
*Ken Ohka fails in V1. Keisuke Ishii becomes the 27th Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion!
5. Fanfare For The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari defeated Takeshi Okada with a Clothesline (11:13).

This show marks five years of Ganbare☆Wrestling. The promotion has always been about Ken Ohka first and foremost but Yumehito Imanari now takes offence to that. When the show began Imanari asked Ohka why does he always get the main event? Why does Ohka get to be the face of Ganpuro? Imanari asked if Ohka ever tweeted from the official Ganpuro account. He then asked if Ohka even knows the account’s password. Ohka stayed silent. If Ohka doesn’t know the password then he doesn’t deserve to be the face of Ganpuro. Today is the beginning of the Imanari Revolution! Ohka defended himself and said as the face of Ganpuro and the reigning Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion he had to be in today’s main event. The ring announcer proved him wrong when he revealed the match order that had Imanari Vs Takeshi Okada in the main event and Ohka’s title defence underneath.

In the main event Imanari was accompanied by Yukihiro Abe carrying homemade flags with “Imanari Revolution” written on it. With a new wave of confidence, Imanari took the fight to Okada. He dropped him with the Northern Lights Bomb and hit Clothesline after Clothesline from all directions until Okada could not kick out of the pins any longer. Okada protested that he raised his shoulder up in time but the result stood. As part of their agreement before the match, Okada now has to give the LINE ID address of the cute woman who cuts his hair to Imanari. Imanari also wants to challenge Shuichiro Katsumura to a one on one match next month. Katsumura approves of Imanari grabbing momentum when it comes to him but that doesn’t mean his skill has grown also. His revolution won’t succeed without strength. With that said, Katsumura accepted the challenge. Imanari closed the show by playing “BAD COMMUNICATION”. The song is the tune for Ganpuro as well as Ohka. Ohka and Imanari had another argument after the show over who should be the face of Ganpuro. Ohka also wants to know what their Twitter password is.

Ohka’s day went from bad to worse when he lost his championship to Keisuke Ishii. Ohka quickly went for the Brainbuster on the outside but Ishii reversed it. Ohka later went for the Fire Spear but it was countered with a Front Knee Kick. Ohka came back with a short range Spear. Ishii turned the tables by countering a Kido Clutch into a Tiger Suplex. He then hit the Kneel Kick for the three count. Ishii was so happy to win a title that he’s dreamed of ever since he was a trainee. He told Ohka if any Ganpuro wrestler ever wants to challenge him for the title he will accept it.

Shuichiro Katsumura kicked Shinichiro Tominaga in the face so many times during their tag match that Tominaga begged him to stop. He said that he needed to help with his daughter’s spring break homework but it was just a distraction so he could push Katsumura into the referee. Tominaga went for the Erotic Driver but Katsumura turned it into the Ninja Choke and quickly made him give up.

Saki refused to shake HARUKAZE’s hand at the start of their match because HARUKAZE missed last month’s show. They were supposed to face each other last month but HARUKAZE missed it to go on a family trip to Dubai. They had a conversation about her vacation while they wrestled.

Everyone in the Falls Count Anywhere Match came armed with a weapon. Sanshiro Takagi had bottle rockets, Gota Ihashi wore boxing gloves and Chikara brought out a ladder. Takagi also brought out a bag of erotic magazines and forced them onto his opponent’s faces until Yukihiro Abe stopped him with an Enzuigiri. Abe and Ihashi then gave Takagi the Golden☆Trigger. Chikara spun around with the ladder on his shoulders to knock everyone down then hit the Saber Chop from the ladder to Ihashi for the win.

Shuhei Washida came out at the start of the show and said he is out of action with a herniated disc. He regrets getting injured so soon into his career with only four matches under his belt. He hopes he will be back soon.


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.