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.