Tatsumi’s Return Match, Ganpro Visits HEAT-UP, Nakatsu Vs Kodaka For MAX Title

February 12, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Mahiro Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima & Mina Shirakawa Vs Himawari Unagi & Mahiro
2. Yuki Kamifuku & Pinano Pipipipi Vs Yuki Aino & Raku
3. 2 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Yuna Manase & Hikari Noa Vs Haruna Neko, Pom Harajuku & YUMI
4. Sakisama Vs Miu Watanabe
5. Rika Tatsumi Return Battle: Rika Tatsumi Vs Hyper Misao
6. Maki Ito Vs Natsumi Maki
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
8. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma

When Hyper Misao came back from a long term injury during 2017, Rika Tatsumi was her first opponent back. In 2019 the roles are reversed. Tatsumi is returning from injury and Misao is there to welcome her back in the ring.

Anyone notice that Yuna Manase hasn’t been pinned for a three count since last June?

BASARA “BASARA 89 ~THREE ARROWS~”, 24/02/2019
Hiroshima Industry Center West Exhibition Hall

1. Kenshin Chikano Vs Takato Nakano
2. Devil Magician & Yuya Susumu Vs Fuminori Abe & Masato Kamino
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & Rey Paloma Vs Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man
4. Steel Can Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
5. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!! Full Confrontation Single Match: Akiyori Takizawa Vs Daiki Shimomura
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!! Full Confrontation Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine

The Korakuen Hall main event for BASARA in March has been made. The rest of the card should start filling up from the aftermath of this show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KYOSO TANJO 2019”, 09/03/2019
Kanagawa HEAT-UP Dojo

1. Special Battle Royal: X Vs X
2. This Is Ganpro Soul! Pure Blood Mutual Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shota & Shuhei Washida
3. Dream Match Showdown! ~Ganpro, HEAT-UP, Katsumura Dojo And PoJo~: Ken Ohka & TAMURA Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari

A couple of Ganpro wrestlers made a visit to HEAT-UP during December. They’re going back in March for a show of their own. Although a few HEAT-UP wrestlers will be there with them.

BASARA “BASARA 91 ~BETTER BREAK~”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Isami Kodaka

The win-loss record for Sento Minzoku hasn’t been perfect since Isami Kodaka’s return. The Sparky group have been victorious over them a couple of times, enough for Kodaka to shy away from the idea of challenging for the Union MAX Title. However in a twist Ryota Nakatsu approached him for a match with the championship on the line. Nakatsu’s run as champion is approaching a high level of success among the title’s history. A defence against Kodaka will bring it to another level.


Sakazaki In AEW, Sunday’s Tripleheader, RAGE Sponsors Ryogoku Main Event, Miyagi Back In Ganpro

February 9, 2019

This week All Elite Wrestling announced they will be bringing Yuka Sakazaki to Las Vegas for their “DOUBLE OR NOTHING” show on 25th May. Tokyo Joshi Pro have a show at Kitazawa Town Hall taking place the same day and confirmed that Sakazaki will not be there. Both DDT Universe and their official Youtube channel have uploaded a bunch of Sakazaki matches for everyone to watch, which I recommend you do if you haven’t seen much of her yet. It’s a good choice as she is essentially Tokyo Joshi’s number two wrestler after Miyu Yamashita. What Sakazaki has over Yamashita in this instance is a bit more flexibility with the AEW women’s roster announced so far. For example I think AEW could team Sakazaki with Kylie Rae for a match against Aja Kong and Nyla Rose. Based onn personality alone the pairing of Sakazaki and Rae would mesh well although the combination might be so sugary sweet it would give everybody sitting in the first three rows diabetes.

Here’s where we can have fun making speculations over the news. A couple of days before this announcement, Sanshiro Takagi recorded a Q&A session on DDT Universe. One of the questions asked about DDT working with AEW and (going by @ddtpro_eng’s translation) Takagi flat out said “yup”. Gossip online about the two groups forming an alliance has been around since the days of AEW’s launch too. Meanwhile this is going around while talk of WWE entering the Japan market and teaming up with a Japanese company for a hypothetical NXT Japan is heating up. Add DDT’s new relationship with Fight Club: PRO and their association with WWN for Wrestlemania week this year along with companies all around the world deciding who to buddy up with and we can make a relationship chart that is nigh on impossible to comprehend at a time when lines are supposedly being drawn for a new wrestling war that is about to begin.

Wrestlemania week this year really feels like it’s going to be the climactic final chapter in this current era of the wrestling industry. Between this being the last Wrestlemania before WWE’s gigantic TV deal kicks in, the New Japan & ROH alliance hitting its peak in Madison Square Garden, the shadow of AEW looming over everyone and a ton of promotions from North America, Europe AND Japan charging head first into the state of New York praying to hit a jackpot for their efforts the aftermath is going to be crazy even if nothing about our own wrestling following habits change.

Oh right, this is meant to be a DDT blog. Let’s go back to talking about them again then.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 10/02/2019
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Pom Harajuku Vs YUMI
2. Shoko Nakajima & Natsumi Maki Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
3. Yuka Sakazaki, Haruna Neko & Himawari Unagi Vs Maki Ito, Yuna Manase & Pinano Pipipipi
4. Mizuki & Raku Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
5. Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino
6. Nodoka Tenma Vs Miu Watanabe
7. Miyu Yamashita Vs Hikari Noa

A contract signing ceremony for the two championship matches scheduled for 23rd February will take place before this show.

DDT “KEISUKE OKUDA TRIUMPH! DRAMATIC ISEMAIRI! 2019”, 10/02/2019
Mie Boat Race Tsu Dome

1. Soma Takao Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Akito Vs Akira Jo
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi & Kazusada Higuchi
4. MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. DISASTER BOX Vs Gon Gift!: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Jason Kincaid & Antonio Honda
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Iino & Space Monkey
7. Keisuke Okuda Local Triumph! Tsu Specialty Special Tag Match: Keisuke Okuda & Naomi Kingdom Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda

Keisuke Okuda is back home and doesn’t have to team with Makoto Oishi. It will be a good day for him.

BASARA “BASARA 88 ~LIKE A ROSE~”, 10/02/2019
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Jun Masaoka Vs Fuminori Abe, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
2. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Yusuke Kubo
3. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura
4. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen Full Scale Single Match: SAGAT Vs Stretchman Man
5. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen Full Scale Single Match: FUMA Vs Best Stretchman Amazon
6. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen Full Scale Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Best Stretchman V3

The fate of the Best Stretch shop is so important that the second half of the show is entirely dedicated to it!

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2019 ~DDT 22ND ANNIVERSARY~”, 17/02/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Miu Watanabe
1. Shunma Katsumata Return Match: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Space Monkey Vs Antonio Honda, Jason Kincaid & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Special Single Match: Akito Vs T-Hawk
3. Taiho Koki’s Grandson Yukio Naya Ryogoku Kokugikan First Participation!: Go Shiozaki, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sekimoto, Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Yuru-chara “Pokotan” Debut Match: Danshoku Dieno, Pokotan & KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
5. Special Hardcore 6-Person Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Takumi Iroha
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Asuka (c) Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Okuda Vs Saki Akai Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yuni Vs Yasu Urano Vs El Lindaman Vs Scorpio X2 Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Chinsuke Nakamura Vs Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs CIMA & Seiki Yoshioka
9. DDT Extreme Title – Souken Holdings Presents – Our Pride Rules: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs HARASHIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title – RAGE Presents: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

CyberAgent’s major esports festival RAGE is sponsoring the main event and awarding 2 million yen to the winner.

I’ll have a preview for the show written a few days before the show. Feels like it has snuck up on me so fast.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T STOP ME NOW 2019”, 21/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Kicking The Soul: Hiroshi Yamato & Nobuhiko Tsurumaki Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida
2. Ganpro Special Dream Match!: Chikara Vs Naoshi Sano
3. There Are Evil Spaces In the Middle Of Ganjo!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Andras Miyagi
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fate Reunion! Ohka & Isami!~: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fort Of Ganpro~: Keisuke Ishii Vs Minoru Fujita
6. Are You In A Wrestling Textbook? Yumehito Imanari’s Believe S-Road: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shinjiro Otani

Andras Miyagi (formerly known as Cassandra Miyagi) is coming back to Ganbare☆Wrestling now that she is a freelancer. She previously had a match here back in February 2017.


Video – DISASTER BOX Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling

February 7, 2019

DDT “WRESTLING OKEHAZAMA 2019”, 03/02/2019
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center
226 Fans – No Vacancy

DISASTER BOX Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki


DDT “WRESTLING OKEHAZAMA 2019” Results

February 3, 2019

DDT “WRESTLING OKEHAZAMA 2019”, 03/02/2019
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center
226 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Kota Umeda defeated Mizuki Watase with the PK (10:25).
2. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Naomi Yoshimura and Kazuki Hirata when Endo pinned Hirata with the Swandive Firebird Splash (6:22).
3. Keisuke Okuda & Makoto Oishi defeated Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda when Oishi pinned Honda with a Cradle (9:57).
4. MAO & Jason Kincaid defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when MAO pinned Takanashi with a Jackknife Pin (12:38).
5. DISASTER BOX Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno when Ishii pinned Ueno with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (12:13).
6. Nagoya Specialty! Where Are You Single Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yuki Iino with the Doctor Bomb (13:37).
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Space Monkey defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when Akito submitted Paulie with the Perfect Figure Four Leg Lock (19:38).

Remember yesterday when Daisuke Sasaki made a promise to Konosuke Takeshita that he would fight clean and never cheat again? Well believe it or not so far he is sticking to his word. When a ref bump happened in the main event, Tetsuya Endo threw a chair into the ring for Sasaki to use. Sasaki however got rid of it. Soma Takao brought the chair back in but Sasaki again threw it out. After the match Takeshita praised Sasaki for turning over a new leaf. Sasaki said he has now learned how to have fun in wrestling and today’s match made him feel good. The two then shook hands again.

Since the show was in Akito’s hometown of Nagoya, he decided to say some words about his upcoming match with T-Hawk. He calls it a match between champions of two different organisations. Akito hopes to wrestle in various places throughout 2019.

Kazusada Higuchi was hurt by Yuki Iino’s Spear but toughed it out to beat the ALL OUT wrestler. Iino is strong but Higuchi is more driven.

The visiting Ganbare☆Wrestling team were victorious over DISASTER BOX. For Keisuke Ishii and Kouki Iwasaki it was the first time in a while since they’ve wrestled in DDT. They were accompanied by Yumehito Imanari who was waving the Ganpro flag for their entrance. Today’s win removes some of the disappointment the team has from earlier in the week when they challenged for the GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Titles in NOAH and lost.

MAO continues to squeak by Shuten-dōji wrestlers. Yesterday he pinned Yukio Sakaguchi with a Cradle, today he pinned Masahiro Takanashi with a Jackknife. MAO still has a headache from the High Kick Sakaguchi gave him yesterday.

Makoto Oishi and Keisuke Okuda have an unusual double team move where Oishi sits in front of his opponent, Okuda charges in to do a Penalty Kick and Oishi moves out of the way so the opponent gets hit instead. Today Oishi and one of his opponents Antonio Honda were in opposite positions and Okuda ended up hitting the Penalty Kick on his own partner. However Oishi was able to fluke cradle Honda into a Gedo Clutch style pin to win the match.


Video – Moeka Haruhi Vs Minoru Fujita

January 30, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “IF…2019”, 26/01/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
190 Fans – No Vacancy

Bathe In The End Of Mr. Wrestling! Women’s Obsession!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Minoru Fujita


Pedro Takaishi I Hardly Know You, Takagi Vs Takao, Ohka And Isami Reunion, Yamashita Wants Nodoka

January 28, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 02/02/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Shoko Nakajima Vs Himawari Unagi
2. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Pom Harajuku
3. Maki Ito & Raku Vs Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa
4. Yuna Manase Vs YUMI
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Pinano Pipipipi Vs Reika Saiki, Marika Kobashi & Mina Shirakawa
6. Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

Haruna Neko will miss the show due to a back injury.

DDT “ROAD TO WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019 ~FREE BOX OFFICE SIMULATION SPECIAL~”, 06/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Soma Takao

The history between Sanshiro Takagi and Soma Takao has been coming back to the surface lately. Takagi thinks that Takao is treading water and limiting himself by being a member of DAMNATION. Back when they were teaming together as nWJ, Takao had all of the potential in the world and Takagi wants him to be like that again. Takao doesn’t buy it and is satisfied with being a DAMNATION wrestler. Before they face off at Sumo Hall they will have a singles match at a special free show at Shin-Kiba 1st RING. All tickets for the show have already been given out.

MUSCLE “MUSCLE MANIA 2019 IN RYOGOKU ~ OUR SECOND CAREER”, 16/02/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Pedro Takaishi Retirement Match: Pedro Takaishi Vs X

What is there to say about Pedro Takaishi? No really, what is there? Muscle in its prime days came and went before this blog existed so the importance of this guy is unknown to me. All I know is he is a business man who learned capoeira and joined Muscle to became a pro wrestler. Now in his 50s, Takaishi will now call an end to his pro wrestling career. Or at least Super Sasadango Machine is making him do it as a selling point for this show.

So I looked up the website that was made to promote the show. Oh God my eyes! Oh and don’t think I haven’t noticed where they got the pictures. So that’s where the views for my Muscle Roster page are coming from…

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2019 ~DDT 22ND ANNIVERSARY~”, 17/02/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Miu Watanabe
1. Shunma Katsumata Return Match: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Space Monkey Vs Antonio Honda, Jason Kincaid & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Special Single Match: Akito Vs T-Hawk
3. Taiho Koki’s Grandson Yukio Naya Ryogoku Kokugikan First Participation!: Go Shiozaki, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sekimoto, Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Yuru-chara “Pokotan” Debut Match: Danshoku Dieno, Pokotan & KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
5. Special Hardcore 6-Person Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Takumi Iroha
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Asuka (c) Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Okuda Vs Saki Akai Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yuni Vs Yasu Urano Vs El Lindaman Vs Scorpio X2 Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Chinsuke Nakamura Vs Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs CIMA & Seiki Yoshioka
9. DDT Extreme Title – Souken Holdings Presents: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs HARASHIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

No stipulations for the DDT Extreme Title match. It will be a straight forward singles rematch between Shinya Aoki and HARASHIMA.

Asuka is now expected to be the defending Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion going into the Battle Royal. Chinsuke Nakamura will still be part of the match with or without the belt. He can bring back his homemade US Title now.

With Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani pulled from the show, a new pre-show match was made featuring BASARA wrestlers.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T STOP ME NOW 2019”, 21/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fate Reunion! Ohka & Isami!~: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fort Of Ganpro~: Keisuke Ishii Vs Minoru Fujita
3. Are You In A Wrestling Textbook? Yumehito Imanari’s Believe S-Road: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shinjiro Otani

If there is one person who is qualified to write the definitive textbook on pro wrestling, it’s Shinjiro Otani. He’s coming to Ganbare☆Wrestling to teach a lesson or two towards Yumehito Imanari.

Keisuke Ishii is ready to defend Ganpro’s honour against Minoru Fujita. Most of the roster have fallen to Fujita so now it’s up to Ishii.

As of 26th January Shuichiro Katsumura has a full time member of Ganpro.

The Sento Minzoku feud has led to a reunion between Ken Ohka and Isami Kodaka. The two have a long history together from their Union Pro days and plenty has changed with both since they were last in the ring together.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Sakisama Vs X
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
3. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma

Miyu Yamashita found her next challenger for the TOKYO Princess Title. The list of contenders must be running low at this point in her reign but that isn’t dampening her desire to defend the title against Nodoka Tenma.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “IF…2019” Results

January 26, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “IF…2019”, 26/01/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
190 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shuhei Washida 1st Anniversary, Show It! The Meaning Of Growing Out!: Hiroshi Yamato & Mitomi Masayuki defeated Takashi Okada & Shuhei Washida when Masayuki submitted Washida with a Cobra Twist (11:31).
2. Iwasaki, Learn From The Master Of The Momota Family: Mitsuo Momota, Chikara & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Ken Ohka, Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Naoshi Sano when Chikara pinned Sano with the Sabre Chop (12:53).
3. Bathe In The End Of Mr. Wrestling! Women’s Obsession!: Minoru Fujita defeated Moeka Haruhi with a Spear (14:26).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku In Itabashi ~ Texas Tornado Singapore Cane 6-Man Tag Match: Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura defeated Keisuke Ishii, Yumehito Imanari & Baliyan Akki when Shimomura pinned Akki with the Swanton Bomb (15:25).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) defeated Shota with the Ninja Choke (31:01).
*V1 for Shuichiro Katsumura.

Shuichiro Katsumura and Shota went through a 30 minute war over the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. Both wrestlers were careful in their approach to the match since neither wanted to make a mistake and open themselves up to counter attacks. Katsumura would target Shota’s left arm and it paid off when the damage prevented Shota from climbing the turnbuckles. Shota was almost beaten after he took a Benadryller but he was able to use a rope break to avoid being pinned. Shota tried to strike back at the champion but Katsumura was able to slip behind him and apply the Ninja Choke to sxore his first successful defence.

Katsumura commiserated Shota after the match then called on the Ganbare☆Wrestling roster to come out. He said he was going to be the one to pull up Ganpro in 2019 and today proved it. He won in the main event for the second show in a row while the rest lost their matches to Sento Minzoku. He asked Ken Ohka if he was ashamed about this. Ohka said it’s only January and Ganpro just starting the year off a little behind. Katsumura told Ohka he will be even more embarrassed because as of today Katsumura is joining Ganpro full time! He sent a warning out to Sento Minzoku. Watch out because Ganpro now has Shuichiro Katsumura on their side!

The trio of Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura defeated Keisuke Ishii, Yumehito Imanari & Baliyan Akki in a Texas Tornado Singapore Cane 6-Man Tag Match. Kodaka called out to Ohka after the match wanting to know if he was hiding from him. Ohka got in the ring to face Kodaka until Ishii stepped in. Ishii asked for a match with Kodaka but Kodaka asked him to challenge Minoru Fujita instead due to Fujita’s history with Ganpro. Fujita was confused by the idea at first but agreed to it. He’s beaten Ohka, he’s beaten Imanari and he’s beaten Moeka Haruhi. All that is left for him to do in Ganpro is to beat Keisuke Ishii!

Haruhi put up a good fight against Fujita despite the obvious result. She kicked out of the Tombstone Piledriver so Fujita had to pull out a Spear to beat her. Fujita said he thought this match was a stupid idea but now he understands that he just had a match against a wonderful wrestler. When he left, Haruhi said she spent a long time thinking about today’s match. Fujita’s words have encouraged her to become stronger so she can stand proudly in the centre of this ring.