June 5, 2020

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1. Miyako Matsumoto Vs Cypress Ueno ended in a Time Limit Draw (?:??).

The Coronavirus epidemic led to a lot of ideas being thrown around the wrestling industry for putting on matches that people can watch from the safety of their own homes. Miyako Matsumoto and Munenori Sawa then began to wonder is it possible to do pro wrestling without having anybody in the venue? No fans, no wrestlers, no referees. Nobody. Thus Mujin (Unmanned) Pro Wrestling was born! The match took place from Saitama Wrestle Arena where the voices of everyone involved was the only guidance towards what was going on.

Matsumoto’s opponent today was a rapper named Cypress Ueno. When the match began the two had a staredown with neither wanting to make the first move. Matsumoto sneezed and Ueno ate some ramen but other than that they were entirely still for the opening portion of the match. After slowly circling each other, they locked up and exchanged some limb holds.

There was a standstill until the two traded Shoulder Blocks. Ueno got the better in that exhange but only got a two count. He protested to Daisuke Kiso that it was three but the ref did not agree. Matsumoto took advantage and attacked Ueno with a Hair Whip move. Ueno noticed the attack was particularly strong because Matsumoto had been using shampoo to strengthen her hair. The two grappled over a Cobra Twist, rolling them around the ring in a circle until Matsumoto got caught in the ropes. She had to exit the ring to escape.

Ueno chased after Matsumoto and slammed her head into the apron. He then threw her into the ring post. As they fought up to the entrance stage, Kiso blew a whistle to tell them it was time for a Flag Race! First one to get back to the ring and attack Kiso wins a point. Matsumoto raced to the ring but Kiso avoided her attack and hit her back with a Flying Cross Chop. He won the minigame and was given the point. Matsumoto started biting Kiso until Ueno attack her from behind.

Ueno pulled off the Pro Wrestling LOVE pose and applied a Figure 4 Leg Lock. Matsumoto briefly reversed it but called for help when Ueno regained control. Out came Sawa to the rescue! He threw a Rabbit Punch but Ueno ducked it and knocked him out of the ring. Ueno went back to attacking Matsumoto with a Scorpion Deathlock until suddenly Lingerie Muto came out! Muto hit the Space Rolling Elbow on Ueno then threw him around with a Dragon Screw. Muto went for the Moonsault but his dodgy knee gave out while climbing and he fell to the canvas. Ueno attempted the Shining Wizard but Muto blocked it. Muto then went for the same move but Ueno also blocked it. Ueno trapped him in the Kido Clutch and Kiso decided to count the pin until Matsumoto broke the hold.

With Muto out of the way, Matsumoto and Ueno went back to fighting each other. A brief lapse of concentration from Kiso allowed Matsumoto to give Ueno a Low Blow. She went for the Reverse Tiger Driver but Ueno reversed it for a nearfall. He climbed the top rope, pulled out a pair of goggles and jumped to do the Pearl Harbor Splash! Matsumoto rolled out of the way and hit the Shining Gakezard but had no energy left to go for the cover.

Suddenly Shota ran down to the ring and started a 100 Push Up Challenge. He came close to quitting when he reached 86 push ups but everyone encouraged him to make 100. The room celebrated when he reached his target and everyone began rapping. That ended when Matsumoto jumped on Ueno to continue the match. She climbed the turnbuckle to do the Mamma Mia Z when suddenly a siren went off. It was a warning that only three minutes were left in the match. If the time limit is reached then the venue will explode!

On that bombshell, Sanshiro Takagi made his appearance and did his full entrance. He told Matsumoto he was here to help her. Ueno cut him off and threw him to the ropes. Takagi tried to hit a Stunner but Ueno reversed it with one of his own! He then gave Takagi the One-Winged Angel followed by a V-Trigger! Then a chainsaw could be heard in the distance. It was Leatherface! He ran out and chased Takagi around the ring with the chainsaw! The siren went off again for the final countdown. Matsumoto and Ueno panicked as the last ten seconds reached zero. An explosion went off and the room went dark.

The lights came back on. There in the middle of the ring were the now visible bodies of Matsumoto, Ueno and Kiso. They all recovered from the blast and got back to their feet. Shota and Sawa were then invited into the ring as Matsumoto gave her show closing speech. Everyone was thrilled with today’s match. She shook hands with Ueno to end the show.

DDT TV SHOW #4 Full Card, TJPW PPV, Unmanned Pro Wrestling, Peter Pan Now 2 Nights

May 19, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #4”, 23/05/2020

1. Akito & Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Jonda
3. Special Tag Match: Masato Tanaka & HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao
4. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yoshihiko
5. Jun Akiyama Vs Mizuki Watase
6. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Keigo Nakamura
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Chris Brookes Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs MAO

The DDT TV SHOW is now established on the schedule with more weekly episodes taking place until at least 20th June. Daisuke Sasaki has to defend the DDT UNIVERSAL Title against three wrestlers who all want to take the belt from him. Shinya Aoki versus Keigo Nakamura for the DDT Extreme Title finally takes place. Mizuki Watase dug up the courage to challenge Jun Akiyama. After last week’s calamity of a match, Danshoku Dieno and Antonio Honda get a re-do for their Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title bout.

Next, let’s move over to the KO-D Openweight Title scene. Tetsuya Endo regained the KO-D Challenger Sword and can now challenge Masato Tanaka for the title whenever he wants. Tanaka is coming in to face Endo in a tag match. One bad result for Endo will dash his plans for a second time and whether it is Tanaka or HARASHIMA who pins him it will be another wild twist in the title scene. Or maybe Soma Takao throws a wrench in and beats Tanaka himself?

And let’s not forget about Yoshihiko’s blood feud with ALL OUT. The doll has checked off every member from its list, except for Konosuke Takeshita. This is the last stand for ALL OUT. Either Takeshita banished the threat or it’s a total party kill.


The return of Tokyo Joshi Pro after a two month absence will be a special PPV event broadcasting on the OPENREC streaming service. Seven matches will be on offer with the regular roster taking part. The stream is available in three tiers, each includes live viewing and VOD until 16th June. The show will be added to WRESTLE UNIVERSE after that date.

The Regular Tier costs ¥1650. You get 100 Yell Points which briefly posts a message of support for the wrestlers on screen during matches. The Special Tier costs ¥3300. You get 100 Yell Points, a 10 second video message from a wrestler of your choosing and a poster signed by all the wrestlers. The Premium Tier costs ¥5500. You get everything already mentioned as well as sponsoring a paper tape thrown during an entrance and also a chance to participate in a Zoom party after the show.

The link for the show is


1. Miyako Matsumoto Vs Cypress Ueno

Miyako Matsumoto’s plan to do an unmanned pro wrestling show is going ahead after all. No wrestlers, no referees, no fans but there are commentators. Shota and Munenori Sawa will be somewhere to call play by play for whatever it is Matsumoto and hip hop artist Cypress Ueno are doing.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1”, 06/06/2020

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 2”, 07/06/2020

Clap your hands so “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” can live! Everyone is doing two shows for their biggest event of the year now so DDT is doing the same. Day 1 will be exclusively on WRESTLE UNIVERSE. Day 2 will be on both WRESTLE UNIVERSE and ABEMA.

Partial Card For DDT TV SHOW #3, May’s Gake no Fuchi Show Cancelled

May 11, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #3”, 16/05/2020

1. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
2. Hardcore Match: Yoshihiko Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Jun Akiyama & Keisuke Ishii Vs Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 6th Match: Saori Anou Vs Saki Akai

Saturday’s tag match built up a little bad blood between Saki Akai and Saori Anou. The winning result for Anou left her thinking she is too much of a challenge for Akai in a singles match. Akai’s current record in her series is 2-3.

Jun Akiyama is now working with DDT both as a coach and a wrestler. His first match on this run sees him teaming with Keisuke Ishii. The two were last in the ring together wrestling each other in Ganbare☆Wrestling a year and a half ago. Ishii also once won the All Asia Tag Team Titles from him. Mizuki Watase & rookie Hideki Okatani are the first ones who get to learn King’s Road style from him.

ALL OUT, All Dead” continues with Shunma Katsumata as the next person looking to stop Yoshihiko from hunting the group down. He just lost a Hardcore Match on the last episode but is willing to go through another one just to get his hands on his nemesis. Yoshihiko might also make his presence known when Akito & Konosuke Takeshita have a tag match with their usual enemies in DAMNATION.

Saitama Wrestle Arena

Add this to the growing list of cancelled shows. Miyako Matsumoto thought of replacing the event with a no person, no audience, no wrestler show but sadly that also couldn’t come to pass. She extends her deepest sympathies to all the people around the world who have been infected with Coronavirus. She hopes the pandemic will end as soon as possible.


March 14, 2020

Saitama Wrestle Arena
108 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Chikara (w/ Mao) defeated Miyako Matsumoto (w/ Ippanjin Munenori Sawa) with the Saber Chop (19:38).

The show began with a thrilled Miyako Matsumoto and Munenori Sawa announcing today’s Gake no Fuchi Joshi show has sold out with a bigger crowd than the one they had back on Christmas Eve. Sawa mentioned that Sanshiro Takagi couldn’t be here because he was having a meal with the president of AbemaTV. Matsumoto said if anyone in the audience had any complaints about the show, they should still send them to Takagi. The two left the ring then re-entered as part of the athlete’s ceremony. They remembered that the goal for today was to find a bride for Chikara.

The candidates Mao and Ichiho Shirahata entered the ring to meet Chikara. Before the match began, the two candidates faced off in a rap battle. Matsumoto joined in and the three way got too exciting for Chikara to handle. Daisuke Kiso ended the rap battle and asked the fans to choose the winner. Mao won the audience vote.

Next up was one of the regular challenges on these shows, the Kiso Flag Race. Matsumoto and Mao would race from the stage into the ring. The first one to hit Kiso would be the winner However, Mao turned out to be Sawa dressed in the same clothes. Sawa kicked Matsumoto out of the way and hit Kiso to win.

The show took a break for a special presentation of “Chikara Mania”. Darth Chikara came out to fight Ouchi Yoda in a Lightsaber duel. Matsumoto interrupted it and attacked both of them with a baseball bat “rigged to explode” with confetti. The match was ruled a no contest as the room filled with gun smoke.

Next, Metropoli-chan V entered the ring wearing a wedding dress. She was here to enter the contest and become Chikara’s bride. Matsumoto attacked her with the bat too.

Sawa and Chikara had a karaoke contest. Sawa sang “God Of Romance” and Chikara sang “Young Man”. Chikara won the audience vote.

There’s going to be a wrestling match soon. I swear! But first was another special presentation called “Ichiho Mania”. Shirahata and Mao has a Sailor Uniform Girl Showdown that did not feature sailor uniforms. They instead played a game where they had to push a piece of thread through a needle. Neither of them could do it so the game ended in a draw.

The ring announcer Uta Shima then added herself as a bride candidate. Shima and Shirahata both flirted with Chikara by saying different words in either a sexy or cute manner. Kiso judged Shima to be the winner.

When that was over Matsumoto, Mao, Chikara and Shirahata sat together to mimic a TV morning show debate. They talked about how charming Chikara is then started arguing over each other’s cooking skills. A fight was going to break out so Kiso ended the segment before things got violent. Shirahata was declared the winner of the talk show.

It was finally time for Chikara to make his decision. But just when he was about to choose his bride, his father Mitsuo Momota walked out! Even though Momota wants to have grandchildren as soon as possible, he came here today to watch a wrestling match! Matsumoto Vs Chikara was ready to begin, but first there was a 10 minute break.

At last the match happened. Mao got involved by putting Matsumoto in a Cobra Twist. Sawa ran in to rescue her but Chikara got rid of him with a Chop. Matsumoto grabbed Mao’s baseball cap and threw it away which made Chikara furious. Suddenly there were the surprise appearances of ASHUKA and Lingerie Muto! They fought until ASHUKA told everyone she had to fly back home to America. Muto left too and Sawa returned to fight Chikara in a proper wrestling match. Matsumoto used Sawa’s help to get the better of her opponent until Mao interfered again. Sawa went for the Shining Wizard on Chikara but Matsumoto got in the way and took the hit instead. Mao hit Matsumoto with the Saber Chop and Chikara followed up with one of his own to take the victory.

Chikara thanked Mao for teaming with him today. He was about to nominate her to be his bride when suddenly Shirahata’s manager came out. He said there was a violation of the rules. Chikara was not allowed to contact any of the women before the show but proof was shown on screen that Chikara sent a Twitter DM to Shirahata a few days ago! Matsumoto attacked Chikara for breaking the rules. It was then revealed that the kind of person Chikara really wants to marry is a female pro wrestler. That way then can talk about and share the same dream together. He won’t be able to marry Mao, but at least everybody now forgives him for sending the DM. Everyone then sang together to give the audience a happy ending.

Saitama Super Arena Tomorrow! Matsumoto Learns Ramen, TJPW In Tampa Card, Ganpro 6th Anniversary Match

March 10, 2020

Saitama Super Arena

1. Rojo Current Blast Death Match: Atsushi Onita Vs X
2. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki

A few things about this show. It is being held at Saitama Super Arena empty arena style. This was the plan before the Coronavirus situation appeared. The DDT Extreme Title bout will not be the only match happening. Atsushi Onita will be there expecting to have a Current Blast Death Match of some sort. Oh and now Danshoku Dieno is angry that he was booked without being told so he is forming a locker room coup to wage war against Sanshiro Takagi.

Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Miyako Matsumoto (w/ Ippanjin Munenori Sawa) Vs Chikara (w/ Mao)

Miyako Matsumoto spent yesterday undergoing special ramen training in Shibuya. It was Munenori Sawa’s idea because cooks put their soul into their food just like how wrestlers put their soul into their performance. If Matsumoto can create delicious ramen then the Gake no Fuchi Joshi show this week will surely succeed! After a four hour training course, Matsumoto created her ramen dish and was gifted a 500 yen coin by the chef. Sawa called it a great first step that shows how Gake no Fuchi Joshi can become more and more valuable.

Tochigi Nasumachi Outdoor Training Center

1. Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Rag Match: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs MAO & Keigo Nakamura

The next outdoor wrestling show DDT is doing will be at the Nasumachi Outdoor Training Center. The match is going ahead but will not allow an audience to follow them.

The Ritz Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

1. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Hyper Misao & Raku
2. 3 Way Match: Mizuki Vs Natsumi Maki Vs Yuki Kamifuku
3. Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Miyu Yamashita & Hikari Noa
4. Special Single Match: Maki Itoh Vs Priscilla Kelly
5. DDT Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno
6. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Su Yung

The postponed International Princess Title match between Thunder Rosa and Shoko Nakajima has been moved to Tampa, Maki Itoh gets a big match against Priscilla Kelly and the undercard gets filled up.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Shuji Ishikawa, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & Gouma Ryu
2. CIMA & Soma Takao Vs T-Hawk & Shigehiro Irie
3. Tetsuya Endo’s 8th Anniversary Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryuichi Sekine

The team of CIMA & Soma Takao lives on. Next up for them is the #STRONGHEARTS pairing of T-Hawk & Shigehiro Irie. Meanwhile it wouldn’t be a DAMNATION show without Shuji Ishikawa!

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Hataage 6th Anniversary Match ~New And Old Ganpro Vs Tomodachi-gun~: Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii Vs Minoru Fujita & Hagane Shinno

The match name is sort of misleading. Originally Ganbare☆Wrestling began in 2013 and regularly ran shows for the year. It then took a break in the first few months of 2014 to relaunch as a “major sports league” in April of that year. So this match is the 6th Anniversary of the relaunch.

Ganpro celebrates its anniversary with a return to the promotion’s deepest feud. Minoru Fujita and the Tomodachi-gun unit were a thorn in Ken Ohka’s side from 2015 to 2016. Now Fujita has revived it for the special occasion with one of the original members Hagane Shinno (he was wrestling under the name Madoka back then). Keisuke Ishii gets to find out for himself what this unit was like to fight.

Weekend Card, Missing Gauntlet Returns, Current Blast Tag Tournament, Endo 8th Anniversary Match

February 21, 2020

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2020”, 23/02/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase
3. All Human Beings Are Brothers Vs We Are Family 6-Man Tag Match: Dansoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Yasu Urano Vs Shinya Aoki, Hiroshi Yamato & Kazuki Hirata
4. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs CIMA & Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
5. 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindman Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Chihiro Hashimoto
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs MAO

Plenty of things to look forward to this Sunday. Masato Tanaka defends the KO-D Openweight Title against MAO. The first ever DDT UNIVERSAL Champion will be crowned. DAMNATION and #STRONGHEARTS face ALL OUT in a big elimination match.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020”, 24/02/2020
Nagoya City East Sports Center

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
5. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Makoto Oishi Vs Kengo Takai, Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 & Hiroaki Ura
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine

The challengers have a battle plan in place. Danshoku Dieno wants to target Yuki Ueno. This will throw Ueno off because he was originally preparing to fight Cody Hall before he got canned. Ueno says he isn’t afraid of Dieno and won’t be intimidated by Dieno’s plan. Naomi Yoshimura meanwhile is confident that his size and strength will easily surpass that from Super Sasadango Machine.

Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Mizuki Watase & Thunder Rosa
2. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: X Vs X
3. Worldwide Match: Chris Brookes Vs Royce Chambers
4. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki

The vacant black Right To Challenge Gauntlet will be reactivated and given to the winner of the Battle Royal.

Thunder Rosa makes her DDT debut.

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKU GANRYU 2020”, 07/03/2020
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Royce Chambers
2. Born In Osaki City, MAO Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: MAO & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
3. Born In Shiraishi, Tetsuya Endo Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Iino

Konosuke Takeshita has been talking about forming an Australian branch of ALL OUT. He’s testing the idea out with Royce Chambers teaming with the originals throughout his tour.

Chiba Mobara City Gymnasium Main Arena

1. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match: Nao Kakuta Vs Yoshiko Hasegawa
2. Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
3. Mobara City Reconstruction Support Special 6-Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Yamato, HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers

Musical acts Power of Smile and Chu♡Chu♡mille will perform during the show.

Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Miyako Matsumoto (w/ Ippanjin Munenori Sawa) Vs Chikara (w/ Mao)

Comedian Uta Shima will be the special ring announcer. She is also being brought in by Miyako Matsumoto as a potential bride candidate for Chikara.

Nanto City Fukuno B & G Ocean Center

1. Current Blast Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Atsushi Onita & Chris Brookes Vs X & X
2. Current Blast Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
3. Current Blast Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

A one day Current Blast Tag Team tournament is being held at the next Bakuha Koshien show. The Semi Final matches will each feature one exploding baseball bat while the final will contain two of them. Four teams will enter, one of them being the alliance between Atsushi Onita & Chris Brookes! Onita chose Brookes to be his tag partner after hearing he was a big fan of both himself and explosion death matches.

Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari and Yukio Naya will be on the show. Onita has said he will only wrestle Naya if they both make it to the tournament final.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Tetsuya Endo’s 8th Anniversary Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryuichi Sekine

A first time singles match together for Tetusya Endo and Ryuichi Sekine.

Virus Concerns, Potential Bride For Chikara, Okinawa Title Match, Nakano Back For Iron Man Title

February 19, 2020

There is no change to the DDT Group’s entire event schedule despite growing fears over the coronavirus outbreak. However DDT is taking measures to prevent the virus from spreading. People attending the shows are advised to wear face masks and also use any hand sanitizers provided by the venue. All wrestlers will also be wearing face masks during autograph and photo sessions (yes that means they will be wearing the masks while getting their photos taken with fans). This will be the plan going forward until the status of virus infections changes.

Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Yuna Manase, Pom Harajuku & Haruna Neko Vs Nodoka Tenma, Mina Shirakawa & Mahiro Kiryu
2. Hikari Noa Vs Sena Shiori
3. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuki Aino
4. Mizuki Vs Hyper Misao
5. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
6. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku
7. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

Full card for the return to Ryogoku KFC Hall.

Tokyo Nishiarai Daishi West Studio

1. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Daiki Shimomura
2. Takato Nakano Vs Masato Kamino
3. Customer Lottery Limited Skill Match: SAGAT Vs Fuminori Abe
4. Customer Lottery Tag Match: Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryuichi Sekine, Tetsuo Usui

The Customer Lottery concept is back for another go around.

Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Miyako Matsumoto (w/ Ippanjin Munenori Sawa) Vs Chikara (w/ Mao)

Due to Sanshiro Takagi’s increasingly busy schedule, he will no longer have the time to make public appearances for Gake no Fuchi Joshi. He has selected Munenori Sawa to take his place as the deputy owner. Takagi is still the proper owner of Gake no Fuchi but anything regarding public announcements, decisions and appearances will be done by Sawa from now on. Sawa wanted to decline the position but was guilted into taking it because they were broadcasting the announcement live online at the time.

Another potential bride has been found for Chikara! The idol Mao is bringing along Ichiho Shirahata from Gekijo-ban Gokigen Teikoku Ω to see the show. Shirahata is familiar with pro wrestling and has seen both Miyako Matsumoto and Tokyo Joshi Pro matches live in person. At first Chikara was worried about having to wrestle against Matsumoto because he did not want to hit a woman. But with Mao supporting him and a potential marriage with Shirahata on the line, he is motivated and ready to fight like a warrior.


1. Okinawa Pro Title: Eisa8 (c) Vs FUMA

The inactive Okinawa Pro Title is on the line in the main event. The promotion ended five years ago and Eisa8 somehow won the title two years after he left the place. It didn’t live long but it definitely has a place in FUMA’s heart.

Kazuki Hirata will be on the show.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020”, 07/06/2020
Saitama Super Arena

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Michiaki Nakano Vs X

Souken Holdings will once again sponsor a match at DDT’s biggest show of the year. That of course also means that one of the company director’s Michiaki Nakano will be there. He still desires the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title even after briefly becoming the champion for around 30 seconds last year. He wants to be in the Battle Royal to win the title again. Takagi is considering the idea but is worried that the fans would get turned off the show when they see Nakano’s physique. Takagi will only allow Nakano to enter the match if he gets in shape for it.

666/BASARA, Ganpro Super Sunday, Yamashita Vs Maki Rematch, DDT Sauna Club, Finding A Wife For Chikara, FUMA FEST 4

January 31, 2020


1. Minoru Fujita Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. 3 Way Match: Fuminori Abe Vs SAGAT Vs Yasu Urano
3. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano
4. Ryota Nakatsu Vs Masato Kamino
5. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Konaka = Pale One
6. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Tsutomu Oosugi, Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato

Minoru Fujita is keeping his BASARA schedule simple as he heads towards a Union MAX Title shot on 18th February.


1. Yuko Miyamoto Vs Isami Kodaka

After the BASARA show there is a bonus one match event co-promoted with 666. Long time friends and tag partners Isami Kodaka and Yuko Miyamoto face off!

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keigo Nakamura
2. Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Danshoku Dieno & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Cody Hall & Yukio Naya
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Match: Yuki Iino Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 3 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie
6. Beloved Hometown! Itabashi Specialty Special 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Masato Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda Vs MAO & Makoto Oishi
7. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 4 Way Match: Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao Vs Akito

Three new Right To Challenge Contracts will come into play tomorrow. Or maybe one of them will have another stipulation twist.


1. Yumehito Imanari Vs X

Who is desperate enough for a booking to wrestle Yumehito Imanari at 9:30am?


1. Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls: Shuichiro Katsumura, Takafumi Ito & Mitsuhisa Sunabe Vs Shota, Syuri & Mitomi Masayuki

The complete battle between Team Shuichiro Katsumura and Team Shota is now 2 out of 3 Falls. The first fall is held under UWF Rules. The second fall is Lucha Libre Rules. If a third falls is needed it will be under Regular Rules.


1. GanJo Type Lariat Pro Wrestling: KEIKO, Beauty Suzuki & Eagle Washida Vs Shigeko Deluxe, Miss Mongol & Kokoro Suzuki
2. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Count-Up Fall Match: Asuka Vs Cherry
3. Special Singles Match – Jacket Match: HARUKAZE Vs Yuu
4. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – 2 Count Fall Match: Moehiko Harumisawa Vs Banny Oikawa
5. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Secret Captain’s Fall 6-Woman Tag Team Elimination Match: Moehiko Harumisawa, HARUKAZE & Asuka Vs Cherry, Yuu & Banny Oikawa

Show No. 3 on Ganbare☆Wrestling’s Super Sunday is all about the joshi.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “AIJO 2020”, 02/02/2020

1. Be A Man, Ihashi! Ganpro Special Tag Match: Gota Ihashi & HARUKAZE Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie
2. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Toyama Vs Hokkaido Full Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shigeyuki Kawahara
3. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Lotte Vs Hiroshima Full Battle: Shota Vs Shiori Asahi
4. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Nemuro Vs Hakodate Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuhiro Kuroda
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Ganpocha-gun Vs THE HALFEE: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Moehiko Harumisawa, Katsuzaki Shunosuke & Washi Sakurai

The day ends with the proper Ganpro show.

Aichi NGK Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki

The first meeting was a decisive win for Miyu Yamashita. She welcomes the rematch with Natsumi Maki but only if Maki is fully motivated for it. Whether it is because of ring rust or a mental block, the version of Maki she defeated was not the one who was top tier in the roster before her injury.

Saki Akai will be on the show.

DDT “SUNDAY KASUKABIAN! 2020”, 09/02/2020
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
3. Charisma Vs Gongitsune!: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda
4. Harashimao Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

The cool sword is on the line when Daisuke Sasaki takes on Antonio Honda. Also the KO-D Openweight Title shot at Saitama Super Arena but let’s just focus on the cool sword for now like Sasaki is doing.

BASARA “BASARA 121 ~OKEHAMA~”, 09/02/2020
Aichi Tsubohashi Sports Center

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano Vs Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yasu Urano Vs Masato Kamino & Tetsuo Usui
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
5. Fuminori Abe Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Shigehiro Irie arrives in BASARA for the second time. His first appearance was at last year’s “FUMA FEST” show. Irie versus Isami Kodaka could be a showstealer.

DDT “DRAMATIC DO IT! 2020”, 16/02/2020
Kumamoto City Distribution Information Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshihiko
2. Soma Takao Vs Yuki Iino
3. DDT Megatonweight Single: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya
4. Burn, The Land Of Fire! Burn, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match ~ DDT Sauna Club Vs DAMNATION: Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

A group of the DDT wrestlers like to visit saunas together during their free time during tours. Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Yuki Ueno usually tweet about their sauna adventures using the hashtag #DDTサウナ部. Their bond has grown so strong that they now will team up for matches. Sadly Katsumata is currently out of action getting a metal plate removed from his cheekbone so he has to miss this one.

Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Miyako Matsumoto (w/ Ippanjin Munenori Sawa) Vs Chikara (w/ Mao)

The theme of Gake no Fuchi in 2020 is “I Want To Help Those Who Are In Need With Pro Wrestling”. Miyako Matsumoto is continuing this theme by using pro wrestling to find a potential bride for Chikara. This came about when Chikara took part in a rap battle and owned himself by admitting he can’t get married. The “bride” in question is Mao from the idol group Senosister. She describes herself as the Atsushi Onita of the idol world, having attended a Super FMW show in 2016 and getting Onita’s “holy water” thrown at her. She saw a picture of Chikara and was turned off because he looks like her uncle. Nevertheless, she agreed to attend the next show because her rent is due and she wants the money. Munenori Sawa was also invited to help out.


1. FUMA VS Acer 8

The fourth “FUMA FEST” sees the host take on Acer 8 from Okinawa Pro Wrestling in the main event.

DUEL and Bloody Blizzard are the first two bands announced for the show.

Takeshita In Manchester, Rosa Pulled From Sunday, Osaka Sannin Matsuri

January 10, 2020

Surprise! Konosuke Takeshita is heading to England in two weeks time! He is going over to wrestle on the “SCHADENFREUDE & FRIENDS” shows taking place in Manchester on the 21st and 22nd January. The shows are already sold out and the cards are being kept a mystery until they happen. Takeshita will not be missing any DDT shows during this short trip.

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Akemi Daredasore Vs Haruna Neko
2. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Pom Harajuku
3. Hikari Noa Vs Sena Shiori
4. Natsumi Maki Vs Suzume
5. Shoko Nakajima & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Mizuki & Mina Shirakawa
6. Miyu Yamashita, Yuna Manase & Raku Vs Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

Thunder Rosa is out with the flu so she has been taken off Sunday’s show. Mizuki takes her place in the semi-main tag. The 3 Way Match Mizuki was originally in is now just a singles bout between Akemi Daredasore and Haruna Neko.

DDT “WRESTLE SHIOKONBU! 2020”, 12/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. Akito Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
3. Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Saki Akai Vs Rina Yamashita
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Chris Brookes, MAO & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Pokotan (w/ Danshoku Dieno)
7. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Osaka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Makoto Oishi Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuni

The stipulation for the DDT Extreme Title match has not been revealed yet.

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. The Fifth Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuhei Washida
2. Ken And Shin Collide At Itabashi! Hokuto Hyakuchiken Vs Nantogoku Sword!: Ken Ohka Vs Shin Suzuki
3. Someone Is Going To Miss You Special 3 Way Match: Choun-Shiryu Vs Moeka Haruhi Vs HARUKAZE
4. Ro & Ro Vs Hattoshite Good “β”: Shuichiro Katsumura & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shota & Buffalo
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: Ken Ohka Vs Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shota Vs Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shuhei Washida Vs Haruhi Moeka Vs HARUKAZE Vs Shin Suzuki
6. New Year Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kuma Arashi & Yusuke Kodama

The Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Enfants Terribles tag match is now confirmed to be the main event.

DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi
2. Yuni Kids Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Special Tag Match In Osaka: Tetsuya Endo & Yuni Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Chris Brookes & Mizuki Watase
4. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Akito
5. Takoyaki! Kushikatsu! Like A Bowl 3 Way Match: MAO Vs Soma Takao Vs Yukio Naya
6. Yuni Kids Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Osaka Specialty Special Exhibition Match: Yuni Vs X
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Kuishinbo Kamen, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
8. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie

Yuni’s special exhibition match is happening later in the show after his tag match.

BASARA “BASARA 116 ~BANQUET~”, 14/01/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tetsuo Usui Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano (Special Referee: Gouma Ryu)
3. Ryuichi Sekine & Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Fuminori Abe
4. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji Vs Banana Senga, Tsutomu Oosugi & Daichi Kazato
5. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa (c) Vs Isami Kodaka, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura

Now that BASARA has a brand new website operational ( hopefully this means there will be show reports posted there along with the results. Come on lads, give me something to work with.

Yokohama Nissan Stadium

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Special Tag Match: Pom Harajuku & Mirai Maiumi Vs Mahiro Kiryu & Suzume

An outdoor mat wrestling match is taking place at an annual marathon set around the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. The match will be held on a special stage set in the field.

Osaka City Higashinari Ward Center

1. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1A: X, X & X Vs X, X & X
2. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1B: X, X & X Vs X, X & X
3. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: X, X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1A
4. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: X, X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1B
5. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Final: X, X & X Vs X, X & X

A one night trios tournament will take place at Tokyo Joshi Pro’s first Osaka show in 2020. The winning team gets a 30,000 yen gift voucher for shops and restaurants near the venue. There is expected to be 2 or 3 non-tournament matches too.


1. Yumehito Imanari Vs X

There are now going to be four Ganpro related shows taking place in Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR on 2nd February. Yumehito Imanari has decided to hold a self-produced show in the morning. He has little involved in some of the other events happening that day that he was looking for something to keep him occupied. The venue will be set up by then so why not? Who knows what the sleepy audience will get to see that morning?

Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Miyako Matsumoto Vs X

At the end of the previous Gake no Fuchi show, Miyako Matsumoto told everyone the next show would be back in Itabashi Green Hall. However there was a mistake with the venue booking and the hall is already reserved for something else. The next show will take place in the Saitama Wrestle Arena instead.


January 4, 2020

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
114 Fans

1. Gake no Fuchi New Year Falls Count Anywhere Hardcore Match: Chris Brookes (3,007 pts) defeated Miyako Matsumoto (1 pt) with the Praying Mantis Bomb (55:45).

Who is crazy enough to run against the Tokyo Dome on 4th January. This year it turns out to be a lot of people, actually. One of them was Gake no Fuchi Joshi, running their second show after a successful debut. Miyako Matsumoto thanked the fans for coming to the show today, especially the one person who was watching wrestling for the first time.

The theme of today’s show was “Overseas Expansion”. There were fans  from around the world who came here to see Chris Brookes. Matsumoto threatened to kill all of them. The match was broadcasting on Youtube so English commentary was provided by Shota and Mr. Haku. A Spanish announce table was also set up but the one Spanish person who bought a ticket went to Suidobashi instead of this show so the Spanish commentary was no longer going ahead.

The Gake no Fuchi rules for Matsumoto Vs Brookes was Hardcore, falls count anywhere, no rope breaks and no time limits. The match would end after a pinfall, submission, referee stoppage or knockout. However the winner would be determined over who had the higher amount of points from the minigames. After the entrances, both wrestlers stood for each other’s national anthems. Brookes had the British anthem and Matsumoto sang the Gake no Fuchi anthem. Brookes then attacked Matsumoto to start the match.

The 1st minigame was “Gake no Fuchi Sumo Match Day 1”. Brookes easily threw down Matsumoto to win a point. “Gake no Fuchi Sumo Match Day 2” then began. This time Matsumoto took on Brooke’s ringside second Drew Parker. Matsumoto went to grab his leg but fell on her knees, giving Brookes a second point. Brookes and Matsumoto fought outside where Brookes gave Matsumoto a Back Body Drop onto the ring apron. He put her in a Romero Special when Kuishinbo Kamen suddenly appeared! Matsumoto called on him to help her. Kamen instead threw candy into the audience and walked off.

The 3rd minigame was “Gake No Fuchi Kiso Flag Race” where the first to attack Daisuke Kiso wins. Matsumoto stopped Brookes from entering the ring first but missed her attack on Kiso. Brookes booted Kiso in the face to win a point. Brookes then gave Matsumoto a Soccer Kick to the back but Kiso was too hurt to count the pin. That was when Sanshiro Takagi made his entrance and declared himself the special referee! He was too busy doing his “Fire!” entrance to count Brookes’ pin. When he did count it was slow enough for Matsumoto to kick out. Takagi kept slow counting Brookes. When Brookes complained about it, Takagi pushed him into a School Boy from Matsumoto for a fast count nearfall. Brookes gave Takagi a Stunner to make him go away.

Brookes put Matsumoto in another Romero Special, prompting another masked man to enter the room. Jushin Liger’s music played and out came Ohuchi Thunder Rider! However Shota attacked him, upset at the bait and switch. Ohuchi Rider left without doing anything.

The 4th minigame was “Gake no Fuchi Hagoita Showdown” based on a game that kind of looks like badminton. Matsumoto immediately missed her show so Brookes won the point. Brookes was then allowed write on Shota’s face as the other reward. “Gake no Fuchi Hagoita Showdown 2” then took place between Matsumoto and Parker. This time Parker missed his shot, giving Matsumoto her first point! Parker took his frustration out on Shota by doodling on his face. “Gake no Fuchi Hagoita Showdown 3” was then held but it was a repeat of the first game, giving Brookes another point. Shota’s face was covered in ink by this point.

Brookes began to light up Matsumoto’s chest with Chops, prompting her to cry for help. Kuishinbo Kamen came back and he got to fight Parker in the “Gake no Fuchi Boxing Match”. Kamen put on boxing gloves and was ready to fight until Parker started kicking him. Kamen sat down on a chair at ringside and refused to participate any further until there is proper boxing. He had to be lifted on the chair and carried out of the room. Brookes won the point by forfeit.

It was not time for the “Gake no Fuchi Drunkers Match”. A shot of sake must be drunk after every pin otherwise the wrestler is disqualified. Kamen returned and started wrestling with Brookes but he missed the announcement and did not understand the rules. Once he found out he asked Shota to take his place. After Shota drank a shot, Matsumoto took his place. She and Brookes had a bunch of nearfalls that resulted in both of them having to drink 5 shots. Matsumoto spat her second shot at Brookes and was disqualified.

Matsumoto found the boxing gloves and used them to punch Brookes a lot. They fought outside the ring where Brookes put her in an Octopus Stretch. The “Gake no Fuchi Sumo Match Final Day” came along this time with Matsumoto & Ohuchi Rider teaming up against Kamen. Matsumoto jumped on Rider and told him to charge. She fell off. Kamen was given a point.

The final minigame to take place was the “Gaki no Fuchi Darts Showdown”. Parker gave everyone some darts then took off his shirt to reveal a dartboard was drawn on his back! That’s right the wrestlers had to play darts with Parker’s back! Brookes was winning despite his friend being in a lot of pain. That was when Matsumoto pulled out a knife. This is the point of the match where things got out of control.

She said this is is a new year and everyone came to see pro wrestling, not this farce! She attempted to stab Brookes but he took the knife off her. When he approached Matsumoto with the knife, she told him they should wrestle instead. Without the knife. He agreed. Matsumoto then took out a “death bottle” and force fed it to Brookes on the ropes. Brookes pressed the knife up to her face to escape. Matsumoto then took out a stapler and stapled a NOAH flyer onto Brookes’ head. If that wasn’t enough, Matsumoto also bit his head and screamed “Blood!” when he finally got cut.

As the fighting went back and forth, Brookes was sent outside of the ring. Matsumoto dove onto him with an assistance from Metropoli-chan V. They then set up a ladder and moved the Spanish announce table up next to the ring. Brookes was placed on the table and Matsumoto put him through it with a dive from the ladder! Brookes was able to kick out and get back into the ring.

Brookes gathered together a bunch of plastic cases. He dived at Matsumoto but she dodged it and Brookes went through the cases. Brookes then took out a bag but Matsumoto kicked him and took it off him. She emptied the bag to reveal thumbtacks! However Brookes ended up Power Bombing her onto the tacks. He later did a Michinoku Driver II onto the tacks and Parker hit a Firebird Splash afterwards. Somehow Matsumoto kicked out of the pin!

Matsumoto was still fighting. She countered the Praying Mantis Bomb into a Cradle for a nearfall. She then kicked a chair into Brookes’ head with a Shining Gakezard. After that she did a Diving Foot Stomp from the top rope but Brookes kicked out.

Matsumoto then took out a bunch of bamboo skewers. She told Brookes “Thank you so much, goodbye!” before trying to push them into his scalp. Brookes blocked her and instead pushed the skewers into the top of Matsumoto’s head!

Finally the match ended when Brookes gave Matsumoto the Praying Mantis Bomb with the skewers still sticking out of her head. Brookes was rewarded with 3,000 points for getting the three count. The final score was Brookes: 3,007, Matsumoto: 1 and Kamen: 1.

Brookes had a lot to say about the match. He called it “fuckin’ stupid” but Matsumoto took it as a compliment. She told him this was going to be his best match for the year he stays in Japan. After today nothing in Japan will scare him. Brookes thanked Matsumoto but also said he won’t do this match again. When he left with Parker, Matsumoto said 2020 will definitely be a good year for her because she overcame such a fierce match today. She sang the Gake no Fuchi national anthem again and wished all the fans a happy new year.