Weekend Schedule Under Threat From Typhoon

October 10, 2019

DDT “LEGEND THE DDT PRO WRESTLING”, 12/10/2019
Aichi Nagoya Legend Hall

1. MAO Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Cody Hall & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
3. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Toru Owashi, Masahiro Takanashi & Mizuki Watase
4. Nobuhiro Shimatani Marunage Match ~ Drop Kick Bar One Day Store Manager 3 Way Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito Vs Asuka
5. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs FUMA
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

The weekend schedule is going to be effected by Typhoon Hagibis (aka Typhoon No. 19). The typhoon is currently approaching Japan and is expected to hit the country this weekend. DDT will announce tomorrow if their Saturday show in Nagoya will go ahead or be cancelled due to the weather.

UPDATE 11/10: DDT has confirmed that Saturday’s show is cancelled.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆TOKOROZAWA FESTIVAL”, 13/10/2019
Tokorozawa Ginza Central Square

1. Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida

The outdoor wrestling match Ganbare☆Wrestling had scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled because of the typhoon.


Tokorozawa Festival, Shota Provokes HEAT-UP, Indie Jr. All Star Tag, Washida Trial Series

October 9, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆TOKOROZAWA FESTIVAL”, 13/10/2019
Tokorozawa Ginza Central Square

1. Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida

A little mat pro wrestling match has been added to the Ganbare☆Wrestling calendar. The match will be held during a big festival in Tokorozawa that is expected to draw 200,000 visitors.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WORKING MAN 2019”, 26/10/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. If You Do It, Start Over! Shuhei Washida Trial Singles Match: Shuhei Washida Vs Shigehiro Irie
2. Iwasaki Family Vs Momota Family: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Chikara
3. Halloween Cosplay 3 Way Match: Moeka Haruhi Vs HARUKAZE Vs Cherry
4. Special Tag Match Right Before Ryogoku – Indie Jr. Champions! Defended 11 Times In Total: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shuichiro Katsumura
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles ~ Hattoshite Good Alps Industry Vs Gakusei Pro Wrestlers: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) Vs Yumehito Imanari, Shinichiro Tominaga & Joji Otani

At a recent HEAT-UP show Shota defeated Joji Otani in a singles match. Shota told him if he wanted a rematch it would have to be in a Ganpro ring. Otani approached Ganpro asking to get another match with Shota, this time for the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Ganpro is giving him what he wants and even provided the tag partners for him.

The Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title gets its own all star match with the current champion as well as previous champions teaming up against each other. The theme is both teams have a combined 11 title defences between them. Ken Ohka has 3 defences and Isami Kodaka has 8. Keisuke Ishii has 6 defences and Shuichiro Katsumura has 5.

Shuhei Washida is going through a trial series of singles matches, as is normal for pro wrestling rookies. First up he gets Shigehiro Irie.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR MAN 2019”, 09/11/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~The Second Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida~: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shuhei Washida
2. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Power Of Dream Vs Pancrase P’s Lab Yokohama~: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shunsuke Sayama
3. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Mr. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Mr. Showtime~: Ken Ohka Vs Shota

Shota has been the cause of bringing True GUTS-gun into Ganpro. Ohka gets his hands on him but this doesn’t look like the end of the rivalry.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “EIGHT PILLARS DRAGON CASTLE 2019”, 16/11/2019
Aichi NGK Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

1. Special Tag Match That Is Obsessed With The Distant Night Sky: Shuichiro Katsumura & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Masked Mystery & Shota
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DEP All Out Battle! The Third Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Shuhei Washida Vs Takaya Shibayama
3. Monthly Young Communication November Issue ~The First Time In Nine Years~: Keisuke Ishii Vs Michio Kageyama
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs ~Barren Twitter’s Perfect Match~: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kengo Takai & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4

Ganpro’s visit to Aichi is full of inter-promotional matches, mainly with DEP (Daiwa Entertainment Pro Wrestling).


Video – Ganpro Vs Irie-gun

October 2, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I DO NOT NEED A COMIC MAGAZINE! 2019”, 28/09/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
151 Fans

Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Irie-gun: Ken Ohka, Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida Vs Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Ultra Soki


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I DO NOT NEED A COMIC MAGAZINE! 2019” Results

September 28, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I DO NOT NEED A COMIC MAGAZINE! 2019”, 28/09/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
151 Fans

1. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Right Knee ACL Rupture: Shota defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with an Inside Cradle from a Fisherman Suplex (5:31).
2. Ganbare☆Joshi Vs FMW Joshi All Out Battle: Miss Mongol & Miss Koharu defeated Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE when Mongol pinned HARUKAZE with the Running Senton (10:44).
3. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Toryumon 2nd Class Vs Tama Art University Information Design Course 9th Class: Kenichiro Arai defeated Yumehito Imanari by TKO with (12:32).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Irie-gun: Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Ultra Soki defeated Ken Ohka, Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida when Irie pinned Ohka with the Beast Bomber (22:32).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Itabashi Three Major Singles Match: Keisuke Ishii defeated Shuichiro Katsumura (c) with the Kneel Kick (18:56).
*Shuichiro Katsumura fails in V6. Keisuke Ishii becomes the 29th Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion!

Keisuke Ishii had to throw every big move he could think of to beat Shuichiro Katsumura. He used a Tiger Suplex into the turnbuckles, hit him in midair with the Kneel Kick when Katsumura jumped off the top rope, hit a Running Knee Kick and tried the Double Arm Clutch Driver. Katsumura was finally defeated when Ishii hit one last Kneel Kick.

Ishii said he could feel Katsumura’s desire to wrestle in Sumo Hall but in the end it is Ishii who will defend the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title there. Ishii wants to make Ganbare☆Wrestling more appealing than DDT and BASARA. This claim attracted the attention of Fuminori Abe! He wanted to show off his desire too so he sang to everyone. He then asked Ishii if he could be his challenger at Sumo Hall. Abe revealed that BASARA wants to clear out all of the championships in the DDT family by the time BASARA splits off into independence.

The Ganpro team didn’t waste any time bringing the fight to Irie-gun. They launched an attack during the in-ring introductions. But Irie-gun held together until it was time to launch the counter attack. Mizuki Watase & Ultra Soki held the Ganpro team back while Shigehiro Irie smashed Ken Ohka with the Beast Bomber. Irie asked Ohka afterwards if he was frustrated because he is no longer the energetic wrestler he used to be. Irie said they are on different paths but this won’t be their last battle. He wants to fight Ohka again when he gets stronger.

The big singles match between Yumehito Imanari and Kenichiro Arai ended in controversy. Arai reversed a Figure 4 Leg Lock and Imanari had no way to break out of it. Arai’s cornerman Shota grabbed the towel from Imanari’s cornerman Shinichiro Tominaga and threw it into the ring behind the referee’s back. The referee thought that Tominaga threw in the towel and declared Arai the winner. Imanari wasn’t upset. In fact he was impressed to witness Arai being the wrestling master that he is! Arai didn’t know what to think of Imanari’s attitude and left the ring. Imanari treated this as a moral victory because he now has Arai’s attention.


Pink Ready, Ultimate Party Title Matches, FUMA FEST III

September 27, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 28/09/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Maki Itoh Vs Hikari Noa
2. Mina Shirakawa Vs Himawari Unagi
3. 3 Way Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Raku Vs YUMI
4. Sakisama & Misao Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu
5. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Suzume
6. Shoko Nakajima Vs Mirai Maiumi
7. Miyu Yamashita, Mizuki & Pom Harajuku Vs Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

A contract signing for the Princess Tag Team Titles will be held before the show. Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa are now going by the team name Pink Ready. The Cat’s Pye name is used when they are with Yuna Manase as a trio. It’s getting to the point where every combination you can make out of the Tokyo Joshi Pro roster has a team name even if it only gets used once.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I DO NOT NEED A COMIC MAGAZINE! 2019”, 28/09/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganbare☆Joshi Vs FMW Joshi All Out Battle: Moeka Haruhi Vs HARUKAZE Vs Miss Mongol & Miss Koharu
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Irie-gun: Ken Ohka, Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida Vs Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Ultra Soki
3. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Right Knee ACL Rupture: Shota Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Toryumon 2nd Class Vs Tama Art University Information Design Course 9th Class: Yumehito Imanari Vs Kenichiro Arai
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Itabashi Three Major Singles Match: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

Who goes to Sumo Hall as a champion, Shuichiro Katsumura or Keisuke Ishii?

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP 2019”, 29/09/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Takato Nakano
1. Danshoku Dieno, Hoshitango & Gota Ihashi Vs Toru Owashi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hirata
2. Masahiro Takanashi & MAO Vs Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Cody Hall & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
4. O-40 Title: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
5. Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Asuka
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
7. DDT Extreme Title – Survival 3 Way Match: Jiro Kuroshio (c) Vs HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo

The competitors for the 2020 D-Ou Grand Prix will be announced at the show.

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG SET!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs X
2. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
4. Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
5. Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
6. KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio (E/c)

DDT: HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Danshoku Dieno, Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yukio Sakaguchi, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Mizuki Watase, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gorgeous Matsuno, Super Sasadango Machine, Pokotan, Yoshihiko

Tokyo Joshi Pro: Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Pom Harajuku, YUMI, Himawari Unagi, Mahiro Kiryu, Mirai Maiumi, Suzumi, Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa, Raku, Yuna Manase, Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa, Mizuki, Sakisama, Misao

BASARA: FUMA, Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryota Nakatsu, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Yusuke Kubo, Daichi Kazato, SAGAT, Fuminori Abe, Daiki Shimomura, Takato Nakano, Masato Kamino

Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki, Shota, Shuhei Washida, HARUKAZE

Other: Chris Brookes, Asuka, Hiroshi Yamato, Yasu Urano, Minoru Fujita, Miss Mongol

On paper the Union MAX Title match just added is a DDT Vs BASARA contest. However Masahiro Takanashi wants the match to just be about himself facing Ryuichi Sekine for the title. This isn’t about promotions or having allies like Sento Minzoku. It’s simply one on one to see who is better.

Unfortunately it has been confirmed that Kazusada Higuchi and Natsumi Maki are both unable to participate on the show because of their injuries.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.3 ~WRESTLERS OF THE FAITH~”, 16/11/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. SAGAT Vs Shigehiro Irie
2. Hardcore Match: FUMA Vs TAJIRI

The annual heavy metal wrestling festival is back for a third year. FUMA will face TAJIRI in the main event Hardcore Match. SAGAT has challenged Shigehiro Irie to a match too.

The band lineup includes Clandestined, Hellhound, Hell Dump, Pornostate, Neuroticos, Zero Fighter, Visions of the Night and Dragon’s Den.


DDT “CAMPSITE PRO WRESTLING 2019 ~THE PROMISED NATURE LAND~” Results

September 19, 2019

DDT “CAMPSITE PRO WRESTLING 2019 ~THE PROMISED NATURE LAND~”, 19/09/2019
Yamanashi Natureland Om
80 Fans

0. Exhibition Match: Shunma Katsumata defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Texas Clover Hold (6:21).
1. Falls Count Anywhere 5 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Isami Kodaka, FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Ueno, HARASHIMA, Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi, Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari and Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa when Kodaka pinned Ueno with the Diving Double Knee Drop from the cliff into the trout pond (83:09).

Bad weather postponed the original date of the match but other than that nothing stops Campsite Pro Wrestling!

Before the advertised match began, an exhibition took place with the trainee Keigo Nakamura taking on Shunma Katsumata. The match stayed in and around the gym mats representing the ring. Katsumata won with a Texas Cloverleaf then sang “Going my ωay!!!!!~You Are Not Alone” over a megaphone.

After a performance of the Japanese national anthem, it was time for the big match to begin! The Ganbare☆Wrestling team were led by Ken Ohka wearing a gas mask. Cat’s Pye all entered standing on the back of a truck. The BASARA team looked ready to go until Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi went to the ground and laid himself out flat. Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Ueno were all dressed in military gear as if they were about to enter a survival Battle Royal game. The other DDT team were just in their regular wrestling gear and were by default the most normal team involved.

Things got off to an odd start when FUMA chased after opponents with nunchucks while Hiroshi began doing yoga stretches. Others liked what they saw and decided to join in. Yuki Kamifuku then tried to attract everyone’s attention with her modelling poses.

Ohka had enough and went in search of another area of the park. He ended up falling into a trout pond.

Everyone came across a pitched tent. Yumehito Imanari opened it up to look inside and found Cody Hall! An angry Hall attacked Imanari and a few others for disturbing his camping experience. He wouldn’t attack the women though and they were grateful to him because of it. He went back into his tent and the wrestlers moved elsewhere.

HARASHIMA and Isami Kodaka pushed Ueno inbetween some trees until he got stuck. HARASHIMA then scared Ueno by placing bugs on him.

All three women on Cat’s Pye climbed onto the roof of a nearby shack. They all encouraged each other to dive off onto everyone below. Only Mina Shirakawa went through with it. Kamifuku & Yuna Manase tricked her into jumping by saying they would all go together. They just stayed in place when Shirakawa jumped.

A large chain of wrestling holds between everyone took them up a hill where Hiroshi and Antonio Honda were seen meditating together. Hiroshi led everyone in a stretching exercise then demanded 3,500 yen from each person for the class fee.

FUMA found another tent and threatened whoever was inside to come out. It was SAGAT! He was supposed to be in the match on the original date but went ill with the flu. Now that it was postponed until today, he got recovered but never got invited back! He attacked his supposed teammates Kodaka & FUMA. They retaliated by burning down his tent!

The match went through a new route and Imanari found somewhere familiar. It was the hut he hid in during last year’s match when everybody shot fireworks at him! He told everyone it was his house and tried to step in. Unfortunately for him it was already occupied by Cody Hall! He threatened Imanari but calmed down when he saw Shirakawa, picking up a flower for her.

With everybody paying attention to Hall, Imanari took Manase hostage and hid inside the hut. He threatened to start filming movies of Manase but everybody shot fireworks at them until he let her go.

MAO and HARASHIMA fought by a small waterfall and both tried to down each other in it. Ueno and FUMA fought on top of a roof with Kodaka shooting fireworks at them. Ueno finally had enough and climbed down to the ground. It was here where he found something shocking.

Ueno saw a fence in the distance where both Kamifuku and Shirakawa were found strangled to death with nooses! Ueno asked who could have done such a thing. Imanari suddenly turned detective and found pieces of the girls’ costumes in Ueno’s pocket. Ueno grabbed Imanari and tried to strangle him. Imanari was rescued when Makoto Oishi struck Ueno over the head with a rock.

Oishi then went over to Kamifuku and Shirakawa and tried to revive them. They woke up, yelled “We’re zombies!” then chased after him.

MAO successfully used his gilly suit to hide away from the action and ambush Kodaka.

FUMA jumped off a tree to put Imanari through a table.

MAO used his gilly suit again to scare Keisuke Ishii off the roof of a hut. He then Moonsaulted onto everyone.

The match moved back to the starting area where the BASARA team continued to shoot fireworks at their opponents. Ohka & Imanari fought back by spraying fire extinguishers at them.

Imanari found the truck that Cat’s Pye entered in. He wanted to drive it but found out Cody Hall was in the driver’s seat! Hall attacked Imanari while Ohka got in the truck and drove into his opponents.

The truck was stopped single handedly by Takeshita. He stopped the truck in its tracks and even pushed it backwards.

Ishii attacked Takeshita and held him in front of the pond. Ohka charged over to do the Flame Spear but Takeshita got out of the way and Ohka plunged into the pond.

One by one everyone got thrown or slammed into the pond. It ended with Kodaka jumping off a cliff and hitting the Diving Double Knee Drop onto everyone in the pond below. He pinned Ueno in the water to give Team BASARA the victory after one hour and twenty minutes!

Kodaka said that this might be his last Campsite Match because BASARA will be leaving the DDT family soon. If it is then he is glad to have been rewarded with the win today. Meanwhile MAO found a gun that shot fireworks and fired it at the trainees for everyone’s entertainment. SAGAT tried to stop him with the Goregrind but MAO jumped out of the way. SAGAT landed in the campfire, again for everyone’s entertainment.


Video – Shinichiro Tominaga Return Match

September 19, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MOSQUITO ON THE TENTH FLOOR 2019”, 14/09/2019
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
113 Fans

Shinichiro Tominaga Return Match ~Old & New Ganpro Human Intersection~: Shinichiro Tominaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shuhei Washida