Reminiscing About Happy Motels, Right To Challenge Line Up, Heaven Summit Round 2

May 24, 2018

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. 4 Way Tag Match ~ NAMBARAMBU!: Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Mizuki Watase & Daiki Shimomura
2. Yuni’s Net 2: Makoto Oishi, Saki Akai & Yuni Vs Danshoku Dieno, Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon
3. Sumo! Sumo! Sumo! U-Genes!: Toru Owashi & Hoshitango Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
5. Special Single Match ~Steel~: Dick Togo Vs Naomi Yoshimura
6. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
7. DDT elder brothers Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (w/ Daisuke Sasaki)
8. Special Single Match ~Sustainable~: Shigehiro Irie Vs Magnitude Kishiwada
9. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

Konosuke Takeshita described his wrestling family. Yasu Urano was his dad, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi was his older brother and Antonio Honda was both his strange grandfather and respected uncle. Honda admits that his life changed after he and Takeshita wrestled together as part of the Happy Motels unit. He thinks Takeshita is so overflowing with positivity that it encouraged his own impulses to embrace everything. A pro wrestler can be both an athlete and a poet. Honda believes Takeshita has both of those qualities. Honda has always been there for Takeshita whether it was to give him advice about wrestling or just to lend him a CD or DVD. It was this relationship that made Takeshita understand the importance of having a “wrestling family”.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #6”, 29/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Keisuke Ishii & Daiki Shimomura
2. Shigehiro Irie Vs Rekka
3. Danshoku Soul Tradition: Danshoku Dieno Vs Tanomusaku Toba
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi (c) Vs Yoshihiko
5. HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani (w/ Daisuke Sasaki)
6. KO-D Openweight Title Next Challenger Decision & Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Rumble: KUDO Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mike Bailey Vs MAO Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kota Umeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Ken Ohka

Pretty much all of the notable contenders you’d expect are entering the Right To Challenge Rumble. The amount of prizes on offer in total won’t be revealed until the show takes place.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #7”, 05/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

ALL OUT were granted the No. 1 Contendership of the KO-D Tag Team Titles under one condition. Shunma Katsumata had to sign up for a Gold’s Gym membership. He did it and the title match can go ahead.

BASARA “VAJRA 70 ~NAGASONE KOTETSU~”, 10/06/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Gouma Ryu Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Best Stretchman Final Chapter? “Why Did They Have To Fight?”: Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Hercules Senga & SAGAT
3. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Yasu Urano & Daiki Shimomura
4. Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Manabu Hara Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi

Cavalry collide in the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ 2nd Round.

BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~”, 17/06/2018
Miyagi Ward Cultural Center

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Fuminori Abe Vs Yasu Urano
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: FUMA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

The rivalry between FUMA and Takumi Tsukamoto has come back thanks to the tournament.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Fresh Confrontation! Sweet Spring Cucumbers!: HARUKAZE Vs Kyuri
2. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura

Kyuri is from Ice Ribbon.

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title – DAMNATION Picks The Match Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Winner of 29/5 Rumble

HARASHIMA gave DAMNATION the rights to pick the stipulation match so he could get his hands on Soma Takao.

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I HAVE NEVER SEEN 2018” Results

May 19, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I HAVE NEVER SEEN 2018”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall
126 Fans

1. Shimokita Super Mixed Battle: Brian Aki & HARUKAZE defeated Hagane & Koharu Hinata when HARUKAZE submitted Hinata with the Haru Ichiban (9:58).
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yukinori Abe defeated Takeshi Okada & Black Ribera when Ohka pinned Ribera with the Fire Spear (13:52).
3. Ganbare☆Gift To Wrestling: Jason Kincaid defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Philosopher’s Stomp (15:38).
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Shota with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (15:41).
*V1 for Keisuke Ishii.
5. Attitude Of The Imanari Revolution: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Yumehito Imanari with a Sliding Kick (18:23).

The Imanari Revolution continued with a second straight main event singles match for Yumehito Imanari. However this match ended in defeat to Shuichiro Tominaga. Imanari did his best though and did not tap out to the Ninja Choke. Tominaga had to hit him with a Sliding Kick to get the win. He told Imanari after the match that he has gotten stronger. He thought the Imanari Revolution was some kind of joke that went over his head but now he realises that it is a genuine attempt by Imanari to improve. He thanked him for the match and said Imanari is welcome to come back to his dojo anytime.

The closing speeches were cut off when Keisuke Ishii approached Katsumura. Ishii wanted to nominate him as the next challenger for his Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title! Katsumura accepted the offer but refused to shake Ishii’s hand. He knows that Ishii is in tomorrow’s KO-D Openweight Title match in DDT. He told him to bring that belt with him too if he wins it.

Ken Ohka announced the Ganbare☆Climax tournament will return for its second year in August. This time however the tournament will run for two shows instead of three. The shows will be held on the 11th and 12th August.

Both Imanari and Shota showed each other support for their matches at the start of the show.


Takao Joins DAMNATION, Audience 2018 Matches, The Rest Happening In May

May 12, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOFU CHIKUWA~”, 12/05/2018
Tottori Yonago Industrial Gymnasium Sub Arena

1. Tottori Darazu Pro Wrestling Tag Match: Rey Falcon & Gaina Tiger Vs COW Saeki & DAISUKE
2. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Danshoku Dieno & Lowther Vs Toru Owashi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. 4 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs KUDO Vs Mad Paulie Vs Mizuki Watase
6. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
7. Yonago Specialty Irakuru! Special! Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi

The big news happening in DDT this week is Soma Takao breaking up the remains of Smile Squash so he can join with DAMNATION. This was a plan that had been brewing in the background for a long time and Takao isn’t just joining the unit to be another one of Dasuke Sasaki’s pets. Maybe by teaming with Tetsuya Endo, Takao can make Endo focus more. Endo seems to be more interested in showing off his pet beetle than wrestling his best lately.

Kouki Iwasaki was supposed to be wrestling this weekend but had to pull out due to acute gastroenteritis. In other words he has diarrhoea.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
2. Toru Owashi & Yuto Aijima Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Makoto Oishi & Azul Dragon
4. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
5. Hakata Specialty Special 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
6. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Daiki Shimomura
7. DDT Extreme Title – Regular Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

HARASHIMA is using the same logic for his DDT Extreme Title defence against KUDO as Yuko Miyamoto did for him. HARASHIMA wants to be certain he can beat KUDO in a fair fight with no extra rules needed. This comes from KUDO beating HARASHIMA in their previous singles match last September.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO KITAZAWA IN THE SPRING, BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER!”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Shoko Nakajima & Miu Vs Hyper Misao & Hinano
2. Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuki Aino
3. Miyu Yamashita Vs Raku
4. 3 Way Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Maho Kurone Vs Nodoka-oneesan
5. Saki-sama, Azusa Christie & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuu, Yuna Manase & Hikari
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi (c) Vs Maki Ito & Mizuki

Yuki Kamifuku has been accepted into NEO Biishiki-gun as an apprentice. Everybody associated with the unit is against this idea except for Saki-sama. Whatever she wants, she gets.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I HAVE NEVER SEEN 2018”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Shimokita Super Mixed Battle: Brian Aki & HARUKAZE Vs Hagane & Koharu Hinata
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yukinori Abe Vs Takeshi Okada & Black Ribera
3. Ganbare☆Gift To Wrestling: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Jason Kincaid
4. Attitude Of The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shota

Jason Kincaid has been impressing a lot of people in DDT during his stay. Ganbare☆Wrestling gets him for a show so he’s going against their own indie specialist Shinichiro Tominaga.

BASARA “VAJRA 68 ~OSAKA CLUB SHOGETSUKI~”, 20/05/2018
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Billy Ken Kid Vs Takato Nakano
2. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Yasu Urano & Fuminori Abe
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo Vs Manabu Hara & Akiyori Takizawa
4. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs X
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA, SAGAT & HUB
6. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

HUB is back to help out the IRON PRIEST half of the Metal Family.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Rekka Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
1. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon, Rihotimo Dragon & Toru Owashi
3. Now Variety Group Vs New Variety Group – Summer Night Fever In Korakuen: Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Daiki Shimomura (w/ Yuki Iino)
4. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shunma Katsumata
6. Special Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

HARASHIMA gets his shot at revenge on Takao. But with Smile Squash pretty much done for, the numbers game is way against him now.

Kazusada Higuchi already defeated one half of the tag team No. 1 Contenders. Now he’s facing the other. Higuchi and Kota Umeda had a lot of battles against each other in the early years of DNA. It’s time to reginite that feud!

Makoto Oishi thinks the time for change has come. For too long DDT was built around men like Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda and Super Sasadango Machine. Oishi has found the next generation of wrestlers to take their place: Nobuhiro Shimatani, Daiki Shimomura, Yuki Iino and lastly of course himself. The two sides will battle for the future of DDT! At least that’s what Oishi wants to think.

We have another Lucha Libre superstar joining the ranks. Rihotimo Dragon makes her debut.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #5”, 22/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno

Popteen cover model Kumiko Funayama will be the special guest.

DNA “DNA 45”, 03/06/2018
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106

1. Great China Alliance Vs New Beijing Pro Wrestling!: Choun-Shiryu & Rekka Vs X & X
2. Yuki Iino Return Match: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Iino
3. Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryota Nakatsu
4. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno

The comeback rally by DNA has put Naomi Kingdom on the ropes. Yuki Ueno is winning more often and has become confident enough to challenge Naomi Yoshimura to a match.

Yuki Iino is making up for lost time by picking Umeda for his first match back.

Choun-Shiryu & Rekka have put aside their differences and are now strong allies again. Shiryu is confident that Rekka has what it takes to take part in New Beijing Pro Wrestling. China’s oldest wrestling promotion doesn’t want to be overshadowed by that fancy new stuff.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #8”, 12/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Masato Tanaka Vs Kota Umeda

Umeda is 0-2 in his trial series so far and the matches are only going to get more difficult from here. Masato Tanaka is next on his list.


Kurone Vs Yung Tomorrow, DDT In Tottori, Shota Signs With Ganpro

May 4, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO ITABASHI IN THE SPRING, BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER!”, 05/05/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Yuna Manase & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Aino
3. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuu & Hikari
5. Maho Kurone Vs Su Yung
6. Miyu Yamashita, Marika Kobashi & Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Maki Ito & Mizuki

The Dead Of Alive didn’t last long. One loss and they are already at each other’s throats.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOFU CHIKUWA~”, 12/05/2018
Tottori Yonago Industrial Gymnasium Sub Arena

1. Tottori Darazu Pro Wrestling Tag Match: Rey Falcon & Gaina Tiger Vs COW Saeki & DAISUKE
2. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Shunma Katsumata
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Danshoku Dieno & Lowther Vs Toru Owashi, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO
4. Yonago Specialty Irakuru! Special! Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi

DDT is working with local indy Tottori Darazu Pro Wrestling to put this show together so several Tottori wrestlers are involved. Lowther is a masked wrestler nicknamed “Sexy Tarzan” and his finisher is the Superfly Splash.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I HAVE NEVER SEEN 2018”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Attitude Of The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
2. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shota

On 1st May Shota signed a full time contract with Ganbare☆Wrestling. To mark the occasion he challenged Keisuke Ishii for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. Shota was working with Guts World then went on an excursion to America after the company closed in April. Ohka had always wanted Shota to join Ganpro proper and approached him to make it happen when Shota no longer had a home promotion.

Yumehito Imanari has started the Imanari Revolution so he can be recognised as a main eventer. His campaign began successfully when he defeated Takeshi Okada in the main event of last month’s show. Now he faces Shuichiro Katsumura, the leader of Katsumura-gun and also the person who previously helped train him to fight Ganpro’s enemies. Imanari hopes that this match will be the main event.

BASARA “VAJRA 68 ~OSAKA CLUB SHOGETSUKI~”, 20/05/2018
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

There is a brand new Union MAX Champion and his name is Naoki Tanizaki! The Dove Pro wrestler already thinks he has beaten the best wrestler in BASARA when he won the belt from Isami Kodaka. It’s up to Takumi Tsukamoto to prove him wrong.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
2. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Hakata Specialty Special 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
4. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

The 4 Way Match happening on Sunday’s show in Sapporo will take place again a week later in Hakata.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Yuni’s Net 2: Makoto Oishi, Saki Akai & Yuni Vs Danshoku Dieno, Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon
2. Crash The Super Heavy Special Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura, Mad Paulie
3. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
4. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
5. Special Single Match ~Clouds~: Yuki Ueno Vs Dick Togo
6. Special Single Match ~Sustainable~: Shigehiro Irie Vs Magnitude Kishiwada
7. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

Shoichi Uchida still has a spot in this show. There are two or three more matches to be added so he’ll pop up somewhere.


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.


Catching Up On The News – The Others

April 14, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO OSAKA IN THE SPRING, TOGETHER WITH YOUR FRIENDS!”, 15/04/2018
Osaka City Yodogawa Citizen Center

1. Hikari Vs Miu
2. Mizuki & Raku Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Hinano
3. Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao & Priscilla Kelly
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuu & Yuki Kamifuku
5. Miyu Yamashita, Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi Vs Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Maki Ito

This is the go home show for Korakuen Hall.

BASARA “VAJRA 65 ~FEAST~”, 20/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Fuminori Abe Vs Tanomusaku Toba
2. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Daichi Kazato
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Best Stretchman Amazon
4. FUMA, SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Akiyori Takizawa
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano Vs Naoki Tanizaki, Yuki Aoki & Manabu Hara
6. Special Single Match: Minoru Tanaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Isami Kodaka will be hosting a celebration party at the show because he now holds five different championships at the same time. The Union MAX Title, the NWA World Jr. Title, the NWA International Jr. Title, the Big Japan Tag Team Title and the STRONGEST-K Tag Team Title.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DREAMING I WAS DREAMING 2018”, 28/04/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. HARUKAZE, Triumphant Return From A Family Trip: HARUKAZE Vs Saki
2. Ganpuro Family Vs Katsumura-gun: Shinichiro Tominaga & Katsumi Oribe Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Black Ribera
3. Waiting Room And Backstage Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yukihiro Abe Vs Chikara
4. Fanfare For The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Okuda
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

What a fall from grace for Sanshiro Takagi. Banished from DDT and immediately gets booked for Ganbare☆Wrestling.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2018 ~BREAK MYSELF!~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuna Manase Return Match: Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Hinano Vs Mizuki, Raku & Miu
2. Yuki Aino Debut Match: Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs Yuu & Hikari
3. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Hyper Misao Vs Jun Kasai
4. Maki Ito Vs Riho
5. Maho Kurone & Su Yung Vs Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Rika Tatsumi is willing to do anything to show she is ready for the main event. She will even cut off her own hair if she has to.

The Miraclians aren’t afraid of any ghosts, zombies or other creatures of the undead.

Hyper Misao discovered pro wrestling through one of DDT’s falls count anywhere matches. Her career has now gone full circle and she faces one of the premier names in Japan for that kind of match, Jun Kasai.

Yuna Manase wrestles for the first time since February after getting a clavicle plate surgically removed from her collarbone.

BASARA “VAJRA 66 ~IT GOES THROUGH TO HEAVENLY HEAVEN~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Yusuke Kubo
2. Takato Nakano Vs Manabu Hara
3. Fuminori Abe Vs Masato Tanaka
4. Count Down To Extinction ~ Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Jun Kasai & Gunso
5. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Return Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Osamu Nishimura
6. Cavalry Vs Aikata Tag!: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
7. Union MAX Title & DOVE World Title: Isami Kodaka (U/c) Vs Naoki Tanizaki (D/c)

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi has peacefully challenged Osamu Nishimura to be his opponent for his comeback match. Nishimura was somebody who used yoga to turn his life around just like Hiroshi is trying to right now. But Nishimura has since broken his abstinence, gotten married and became a politician back in the real world. Hiroshi wants to test Nishimura’s mind and see if a great leader in the yoga world is still in there.

BASARA “VAJRA 67 ~EMBRACING THE AMBITION~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Susukino Mars Gym

1. NWA World Jr. Heavyweight & International Jr. Heavyweight Titles: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka

Naoki Tanizaki, Manabu Hara, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Yasu Urano, Hiroshi Kondo, Akiyori Takizawa and Katsuo will all be on the show.


Hardcore Cans, Tokyo Joshi In Kanagawa, Imanari Revolution, Kelly & Yung On The Way

March 23, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 63 ~FEAST~”, 29/03/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT Vs Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano
3. Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naoki Tanizaki
4. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe
5. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman? Vs Hercules Senga & Gouma Ryu
6. Union MAX Title – Doki! Hardcore Can Match: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

Hardcore matches featuring steel cans have become common in BASARA over the last year. Takumi Tsukamoto has appeared in a bunch of them too. He’s the next challenger for the Union MAX Title so it’s no surprise to see this stipulation be used against Isami Kodaka.

Good grief there’s another Best Stretchman.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKODAI STATION EVENT WRESTLING PART 1”, 31/03/2018
Kanagawa Yokodai Station

1. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
2. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs SAGAT
3. Miyu Yamashita Vs Nodoka-oneesan
4. Marika Kobashi Vs Maho Kurone
5. Syoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki Vs Yuu & Hikari

Tokyo Joshi Pro returns to Marika Kobashi’s hometown Kanagawa for their annual outdoor double event. BASARA joins them to fill up the card as usual.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKODAI STATION EVENT WRESTLING PART 2”, 31/03/2018
Kanagawa Yokodai Station

1. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Isami Kodaka Vs SAGAT
2. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Takato Nakano
3. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Raku
4. Rika Tatsumi Vs Miu
5. Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Syoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao

Hinano is unable to compete on the shows because of an ankle injury.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DREAMING I WAS DREAMING 2018”, 28/04/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Fanfare For The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Okuda

Yumehito Imanari pinned Keisuke Okuda to win the Ganpuro Vs Katsumura-gun elimination match during the week. Can he repeat the achievement when it is only one on one?

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2018 ~BREAK MYSELF!~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Maho Kurone & Su Yung Vs X & X
2. Yuki Aino Debut Match: Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs X & X
3. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
4. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

There will be seven matches on the show in total. Marika Kobashi gets another crack at winning the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles this time with Reika Saiki on her team. Also the current ring announcer Yuki Aino is graduating from that role to become a pro wrestler. She and Nodoka-oneesan are eager to team up together and have adopted the Steiner Brothers team pose as their own.

Two new international wrestlers will be touring with Tokyo Joshi Pro over the next couple of months. In April, Priscilla Kelly is currently being booked for three shows. Kelly is from Georgia, America and was the first ever SHINE NOVA Champion. In May, Su Yung will appear at the Korakuen Hall show. Yung is from Washington and a few years ago transformed into the undead “Bloody Bride” wrestler. Naturally Tokyo Joshi is putting her in a tag team with Maho Kurone. Together their team name is Dead Of Alive (not Dead Or Alive like I first thought). Both DDT and Tokyo Joshi are planning on bringing in more foreign wrestlers to their shows throughout the rest of 2018.