BASARA In Korakuen, Miyako Vs Brookes, Ganpro’s February Tripleshot

December 12, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 115 ~ALL THINGS IN NATURE~”, 28/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Banana Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
3. Losers Of 17/12 No. 1 Contenders Match Vs Daichi Kazato & Masato Kamino
4. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa
5. IRON FIST TAG Titles: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Winners Of 17/12 No. 1 Contenders Match
6. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

The winners of the Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura match on 17/12 will get an IRON FIST TAG Titles shot at Korakuen Hall. The losers will have to face Daichi Kazato & Masato Kamino in an undercard match.

Osamu Nishimura returns to share the ring with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. In the summer of 2018 they faced off in a battle of yoga. This time around they will join forces against The Brahman Brothers.

GAKENOFUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI SNOW WHITE 2020”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Miyako Matsumoto Vs Chris Brookes

So much of the wrestling world’s attention will be on Japan this 4th January. For Gakenofuchi Joshi to get some of that attention, they will need to put on a world class event that everyone would be proud to watch. To do this, the show will air live on Youtube with English and Spanish commentary options included (Shota will do the English commentary).

Chris Brookes is a completely new kind of opponent for Miyako Matsumoto. A really tall foreign male wrestler is something that Matsumoto has never fought before. Also Brookes has watched her previous Gakenofuchi matches so he knows what kind of wrestling to expect from her. No rules have been decided yet but both of them like the idea of playing a game where they beat up Daisuke Kiso.

Matsumoto would like to hold Gakenofuchi Joshi abroad in places like America and Britain. It would be affordable to do because the company only consists of one person (her) and everything else like the venue and opponent could be set up by a local promotion.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KATSUMURA-GUN VS SHOTA-GUN FULL FIGHT ONE MATCH PERFORMANCE ~BURNOUT! HOT BATTLE, FIERCE BATTLE, GREAT BATTLE!!~”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Shuichiro Katsumura, X & X Vs Shota, X & X

There will be a Ganbare☆Wrestling tripleshot in Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR taking place on 2nd February. The first show will only consist of one match that will focus on the rivalry between Shuichiro Katsumura and Shota. Both men will find two partners each for a 6-Man Tag.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Special Singles Match: HARUKAZE Vs Yuu

Four years ago Ganpro held a joshi only show under the Ganbare☆Joshi banner. In February 2020 it will come back thanks to the referee Daisuke Kiso. He will produce the show using his experience working in places like Tokyo Joshi Pro and Stardom before it.

HARUKAZE has become confident in her ground game so she went looking for an opponent that could fit that aspect. Yuu with her judo background is the perfect choice.

Moeka Haruhi, Miss Mongol and Keisuke Ishii will be on the show.


D-Ou Repercussions, Tokyo Joshi Christmas, Ganbare☆Onita

December 11, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 14/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Akito & Yukio Naya Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda
3. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
4. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Bull James
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Iino (6) Vs Chihiro Hashimoto (4)
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (5) Vs Keisuke Ishii (6)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita (6) Vs Chris Brookes (5)

One round left in the group stage of the D-Ou Grand Prix and it’s all to play for. In the A Block each of the three matches have repercussions for the top spot. For the five still alive they need more than just a win to reach the final. Let’s look at what they need.

Yuki Iino: Needs at least a draw and for Takeshita & Ishii to both not win. If either do win, Iino will lose the tiebreaker against them. If both lose, Iino can qualify with a draw because he wins tiebreakers against Endo & Brookes.

Keisuke Ishii: Needs to win and he will qualify regardless of the other results. He will beat any tiebreakers against Iino & Takeshita. If he gets a draw then he will need Iino to not win and Takeshita Vs Brookes to end in a draw.

Konosuke Takeshita: Needs to win and have Ishii lose. There is no possible tiebreaker he can win.

Tetsuya Endo: Needs to win, have Iino lose and Takeshita Vs Brookes end in a draw. He is still alive if Brookes beats Takeshita because of the draw they had. In that situation Endo Vs Brookes in a playoff decides who wins the block.

Chris Brookes: Needs to win, have Iino lose and Endo Vs Ishii end in a draw. That way his win over Ishii is the tiebreaker. As mentioned above, Brookes and Endo both winning creates a playoff between them unless Iino gets a point.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 15/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura
2. Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata Vs Bull James & Antonio Honda
3. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Saki Akai Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
5. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) Vs Cherry
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Soma Takao (4) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi (2)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki (8) Vs Naomi Yoshimura (0)
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (8) Vs Masato Tanaka (10)

The B Block is simpler to work out but still has a risk of getting messy. Masato Tanaka only needs a draw to qualify. HARASHIMA needs to beat Tanaka and hope Daisuke Sasaki does not beat Naomi Yoshimura. However if HARASHIMA and Sasaki both win, we get a three way tie with the tiebreakers all cancelling each other. The Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi match does not matter in this situation.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “MERRY CHRISTMAS! 2019”, 22/12/2019
Tokyo Art Center White Studio

1. Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Yuki Aino & Raku
2. Christmas Special 3 Way Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka Tenma Vs Haruna Neko
3. Christmas Special Tag Match: Sakisama, Yuna Manase, Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu
4. Christmas Special 4 Big Singles Match: X Vs X
5. Christmas Special 4 Big Singles Match: X Vs X
6. Christmas Special 4 Big Singles Match: X Vs X
7. Christmas Special 4 Big Singles Match: X Vs X

If you haven’t noticed, this is the Christmas show.

Four singles matches each with 10 minute time limits will have its participants determined by a lottery. The 8 wrestlers taking part are Yuka Sakazaki, Maki Itoh, Miyu Yamashita, Hikari Noa, Mizuki, Mina Shirakawa, Mirai Maiumi and Suzume.

Sakisama will be taking an absence from Tokyo Joshi Pro by the end of the year. Before she leaves she takes part in a lottery tag match. How will she handle teaming with either Yuna Manase, Pom Harajuku or Mahiro Kiryu?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WHITE BREATH 2019”, 22/12/2019
Tokyo Art Center White Studio

1. Ganpro Special Mixed Match ~A Beautiful Man, Beautiful Women And A Pervert~: Hagane Shinno & Moeka Haruhi Vs Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Vs Real GUTS Army ~The Fourth Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida~: Shuhei Washida Vs Guts Ishijima
3. The Third Emergency Battle! Show Me What You Mean!: Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shin Suzuki & Shigeyuki Kawahara
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Delayed Young Drama Cup Final: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

Ultra Soki is out of action with peritonitis. Shin Suzuki takes his place in Match #3.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 THE FINAL!!”, 28/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi Return Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs X
2. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match: Sakura Hirota Vs Saki Akai
3. Toshiwasure! Special Single Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Super Sasadango Machine
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – Final: Winner Of A Block vs Winner Of B Block

So if we end up getting a playoff tiebreaker for either of the blocks, they are likely to take place on the same night as the final. That is not for certain but in the previous D-Ou tournaments in DDT it was always the backup plan.

Nobuhiro Shimatani will be on the show. It will be his first appearance in DDT since becoming a freelancer.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Saki Akai Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
3. Mizuki Vs Thunder Rosa
4. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) Vs Hikari Noa
5. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
6. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

Now that she is a superhero again, Hyper Misao is taking time off to train at her local hyperbolic time chamber. Her return match will be against Shoko Nakajima on 4th January. It is fitting for a superhero’s first fight back to be against the Big Kaiju!

Saki Akai makes her annual appearance for Tokyo Joshi. Akai’s opponent is Yuki Kamifuku, who looks up to her not just as a wrestler but as a professional. Kamifuku thinks Akai is a good example of a joshi who can be both feminine and strong in the ring. She asked for this match to see if she can reach Akai’s level with her own style and beauty.

This is not the completed card. Tetsuya Koda is waiting to see if any inactive members of the roster will be ready in time before he sets everything in stone. Could an injured wrestler be close to full recovery?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆ONITA OYA☆PRO WRESTLING RAISING A FLAG”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. Special Single Match: Thunder Rosa Vs Itsuki Aoki
2. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Atsushi Onita, Ken Ohka & Hiroaki Moriya Vs Kenichiro Arai, Guts Ishijima & Shota

The success of last month’s Bakuha Koshien show will be followed up next year with a tour of events across Japan. Atsushi Onita also wants to find a way to bring the show over to Tampa next year for Wrestlemania week. Ken Ohka is so enthusiastic with the project that he asked Onita to co-promote a Ganbare☆Wrestling show with him next January. Onita agreed and Ganbare☆Onita Oya☆Pro Wrestling (Gan☆Nita☆Pro Wrestling for short) was born.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GRACE GROUP PRESENTS SNOW BLIND 2019” Results

December 8, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GRACE GROUP PRESENTS SNOW BLIND 2019”, 08/12/2019
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall
119 Fans

1. The Third Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Katsumi Oribe defeated Shuhei Washida with the Katsumi Leg (8:02).
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match ~I Love And Hate Osaka~: Cherry & Itsuki Aoki defeated Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE when Cherry pinned HARUKAZE with the Spring Night Love (10:57).
3. Ganpro Vs Dotonbori Pro Wrestling: Keisuke Ishii defeated Yuto Kikuchi with the Double Arm Neck Lock (8:36).
4. UWF Kanto Student Pro Wrestling & SWS Gakusei Pro Wrestling Allied Forces Vs Shooto & Pancrase Allied Forces: Shuichiro Katsumura & Takaku Fuke defeated Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga when Katsumura submitted Tominaga with a Cross Armbreaker (13:51).
5. Poccha Libre Master Vs Mucha Libre Master: Kuuga defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Cougar Lock 2 (9:54).
6. Ganpro Vs Osaka The Strongest Tag: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Shigehiro Irie ended in a Double Countout (1:18).
6a. Rematch – Hardcore Tag Match: Magnitude Kishiwada & Shigehiro Irie defeated Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki when Irie pinned Ohka with the Beast Bomber (19:01).

It’s been around 21 months since Ganbare☆Wrestling was last in Osaka. Ken Ohka couldn’t wait any longer to get his hands on Magnitude Kishiwada when it was time for the main event. Both of them brawled around the ring from the bell and got counted out after a minute. Ohka demanded that the match restart under Hardcore rules with no countouts. Kishiwada quickly took advantage and busted Ohka’s forehead with a chairshot. Kouki Iwasaki tried to help Ohka but Kishiwada got rid of him while Shigehiro Irie focused on Ohka. Chairs were piled in the middle of the ring for Irie to give the Fire Thunder to Ohka on to. Ohka would fight back with the chairs and hit the Fire Spear but Kishiwada broke the pin. Ohka would get beaten down with the Last Ride from Kishiwada and a Diving Body Press from Irie but he kicked out. Irie finally put him away with the Beast Bomber.

After the match Kishiwada had some nasty words to say about Ganpro. This led to Iwasaki attacking him and another fight breaking out. Kishiwada called everyone his enemies, including Irie. More fights broke out between Kishiwada and Iwasaki. When Kishiwada finally left, Ohka said there is one strong man in Osaka and he will eventually catch up and overtake him!

Thankfully the rest of the Osaka scene are getting along with Ganpro. Yumehito Imanari appointed Kuuga as the head of the Kansai branch of Pocchari Joshi.


Ganpro Vs Japan, The Ittenyon Joshi War

November 22, 2019

DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2019”, 24/11/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Kazuki Hirata (c) Vs Michiaki Nakano Vs Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Asuka Vs Hiroshi Yamato
3. Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Shinya Aoki & Keigo Nakamura
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 1st Match: Saki Akai Vs Tsukasa Fujimoto
5. After Ultimate Party 2019 Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Jiro Kuroshio Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Chris Brookes
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Yuki Iino

Can the momentum of Japan’s rugby team give Yuki Iino all the power he needs to beat HARASHIMA for the championship?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GRACE GROUP PRESENTS SNOW BLIND 2019”, 08/12/2019
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. The Third Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Shuhei Washida Vs Katsumi Oribe
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match ~I Love And Hate Osaka~: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Cherry & Itsuki Aoki
3. UWF Kanto Student Pro Wrestling & SWS Gakusei Pro Wrestling Allied Forces Vs Shooto & Pancrase Allied Forces: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Takaku Fuke
4. Poccha Libre Master Vs Mucha Libre Master: Yumehito Imanari Vs Kuuga
5. Ganpro Vs Dotonbori Pro Wrestling: Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuto Kikuchi
6. Ganpro Vs Osaka The Strongest Tag: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Shigehiro Irie

Most of the show is focused on Ganbare☆Wrestling taking on local wrestlers from across the Osaka wrestling scene.

Itsuki Aoki was trained by Makoto and debuted for REINA in 2017. She has since wrestled mainly in the Kansai region.

Takeshi Okada was booked to be on the show but had to pull out because of an injury.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WHITE BREATH 2019”, 22/12/2019
Tokyo Art Center White Studio

1. Ganpro Special Mixed Match ~A Beautiful Man, Beautiful Women And A Pervert~: Hagane Shinno & Moeka Haruhi Vs Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Vs Okinawa & Hokkaido Allied Forces: Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ultra Soki & Shigeyuki Kawahara
3. Ganpro Vs Real GUTS Army ~The Fourth Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida~: Shuhei Washida Vs Guts Ishijima
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Delayed Young Drama Cup Final: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

Ganpro’s battle against the regional indies follows them back to Tokyo.

GAKENOFUCHI JOSHI PRO “FLAG RAISING BATTLE”, 24/12/2019
Saitama Wrestle Battle Hall

1. X Vs X
2. Miyako Matsumoto Vs Jiro Kuroshio

Miyako Matsumoto wanted to wrestle Jiro Kuroshio before he moves to America next year. It took some effort to book a match with his schedule but he is available on Christmas Eve. Another match is planned for the event. Bigger cards in the future depend on the success of this show.

GAKENOFUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI SNOW WHITE 2020”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

Sanshiro Takagi noticed that the 4th January is becoming an important date on the calendar for joshi wrestling. Tokyo Joshi Pro has established an annual Korakuen Hall show on that date, Diana will be running that date for a second year in a row and Stardom is getting in on the action too. Takagi wants to make Gakenofuchi Joshi Pro number one so he went ahead and booked Itabashi Green Hall on that date in 2020 without telling Matsumoto! However since this company is independent from DDT that means Gakenofuchi Joshi is now 30,920 yen in debt. The show is called “GAKEPPUCHI SNOW WHITE 2020” because this is an entertainment war and they are competing against “Cinderella”!


Astronauts Showdown! Bookstore Pro Wrestling, Delayed Young Drama Cup Final

November 19, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 112 ~BANQUET~”, 26/11/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Ikuto Hidaka
2. Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Gouma Ryu Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Daichi Kazato & Masato Kamino
3. Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano Vs Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa
4. Saikyo Tag League 2019 ~ Astronauts Showdown!: Fuminori Abe Vs Takuya Nomura
5. Masahiro Takanashi & Isami Kodaka Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
6. IRON FIST TAG Titles: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo (c) Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT

The Union MAX Champion and his next challenger are teaming up for a match. But why? It’s all Isami Kodaka’s idea and is based on his history with Masahiro Takanashi. When Kodaka was the KO-D Openweight Champion in 2016, Takanashi was one of his challengers. The two teamed together before their title match. Kodaka remembers how tense it was as a champion to team with his challenger. He wants Takanashi to experience the same feeling. He has brought in what he thinks is the best team they should fight, the Speed Of Sounds!

Over in Big Japan this year’s Saikyo Tag League has been going on. Fuminori Abe entered the tournament with Takuya Nomura. The two regularly team together in BJW as Astronauts. Sadly the team only scored 6 points in their group and could not qualify for the semi-finals. So while the final rounds of the tournament is happening in Korakuen Hall, Abe and Nomura will instead be at BASARA wrestling each other.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 23/11/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 1 Vs 2 Handicap Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Haruna Neko & Pom Harajuku
2. Mizuki, Yuki Aino & Mirai Maiumi Vs Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu
3. Maki Itoh & Raku Vs Hikari Noa & Mina Shirakawa
4. Misao Vs Suzume
5. Sakisama Vs Rika Tatsumi
6. Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Miu Watanabe & Nodaka Tenma

She had a delay but Shoko Nakajima is back home from her Mexico tour.

Rika Tatsumi and Sakisama fight one on one in the continuing battle for Misao’s soul.

DDT “BOOKSTORE PRO WRESTLING AGAIN”, 23/11/2019
Tokyo Inoo Book Store

1. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Shinya Aoki, Shunma Katsumata & Yukio Naya

In 2008 when Sanshiro Takagi released his first book, DDT held a wrestling match inside of a bookstore. 11 years later to mark the release of Takagi’s next book, DDT is doing it again!

DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2019”, 24/11/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Shinya Aoki & Keigo Nakamura
2. 4 Way Tag Match: Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
3. After Ultimate Party 2019 Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Jiro Kuroshio Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 1st Match: Saki Akai Vs Tsukasa Fujimoto
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Kazuki Hirata (c) Vs Michiaki Nakano Vs Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Asuka Vs Hiroshi Yamato
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Chris Brookes
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Yuki Iino

Yuki Iino has been bench pressing 200kg as part of his training for the main event. He thought the public contract signing was a public workout so HARASHIMA was there to see his lift. The downside for this kind of training is Iino risks re-injuring his elbow before the show. He swears it is in perfect condition.

Michiaki Nakano from Souken Holdings had a sparring session with Keigo Nakamura but he got beaten pretty easily. At least the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title is now part of the Battle Royal he is entering.

Saki Akai has said the reason she is doing a 7 match series is to show her guest opponents how interesting wrestling in DDT can be. Tsukasa Fujimoto is no stranger to DDT so she is going into the match wanting to see if Akai is more than just a gorgeous looking pro wrestler. She is curious to see how Akai wrestles against her because Akai has spent almost her entire wrestling career in a company for male wrestlers.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WHITE BREATH 2019”, 22/12/2019
Tokyo Art Center White Studio

1. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
2. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Delayed Young Drama Cup Final: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

Kazuki Hirata isn’t leaving Ganbare☆Wrestling just yet. He has unfinished business with Keisuke Ishii. A decade ago the generation that Hirata and Ishii belong to had their own rookies tournament called the Young Drama Cup. It only lasted two years. Ishii won the first one in 2009 and reached the final of the second one in 2010. Hirata entered the 2010 tournament but finished last with only a single victory. A lot has changed since then but the history of that tournament now surrounds the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title match.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

Famous ring announcer Kero Tanaka makes his annual appearance.

Thunder Rosa will be on the show. The drums that have been following her around recently will not.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “EIGHT PILLARS DRAGON CASTLE 2019” Results

November 16, 2019

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

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DEP All Out Battle Special Single Match: Takaya Shibayama defeated Shin Suzuki with a Diving Elbow Drop (8:24).
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE defeated Kaho Kobayashi & Konatsu when Haruhi pinned Konatsu with the Diving Foot Stomp (10:57).
3. Special Tag Match That Is Obsessed With The Distant Night Sky: Shuichiro Katsumura & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Masked Mystery & Shota when Tominaga pinned Shota with a Sunset Flip (13:10).
4. Pocchari Joshi World Tryout: Nightshade defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Diving Senton (8:38).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs ~Barren Twitter’s Perfect Match~: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Kengo Takai & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 when Ohka pinned Passion with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (14:32).
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Monthly Young Communication November Issue For Only Two People ~The First Time In Nine Years~: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Michio Kageyama with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (18:36).
*V2 for Keisuke Ishii.

Keisuke Ishii took all that Michio Kageyama had to throw at him and that included tricks from Mr. Gannosuke’s playbook. He came out of the match still carrying the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title over his shoulder. Ken Ohka congratulated him at the end of the show. He also reminded him that he is a former champions and something he will definitely win it back. Ishii said he will always be waiting for Ohka’s challenge.

Ohka and Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 had been arguing with each other on Twitter in the build up to their tag match. They demanded that the other apologised and continued to do so several times during the match. There were points when Kouki Iwasaki and Kengo Takai stepped in and told their partners not to apologise otherwise it would be like giving up. Passion had the back of his trunks pulled down after a Sunset Flip from Ohka. His backside stayed exposed for the rest of the match. Ohka ended up pinning him and wanted to shake his hand afterwards. When Passion wouldn’t do it, Ohka left the ring. But Shota then appeared and helped Passion up to his feet.

A giddy Yumehito Imanari wanted to shake Nightshade’s hand before their match. Nightshade gave him the middle finger in a move that would make Maki Itoh proud. Nightshade hit the Neck Hanging Bomb and the Diving Senton to win. Imanari thanked Nightshade for wrestling him. He begged her to come back to Japan and become a regular foreign member of Pocchari Joshi.


Washida Has The Flu, Nakajima’s Return Match, New Year’s Wrestler List

November 14, 2019

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

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DEP All Out Battle Special Single Match: Shin Suzuki Vs Takaya Shibayama
2. Special Tag Match That Is Obsessed With The Distant Night Sky: Shuichiro Katsumura & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Masked Mystery & Shota
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs ~Barren Twitter’s Perfect Match~: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kengo Takai & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
4. Pocchari Joshi World Tryout: Yumehito Imanari Vs Nightshade
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Kaho Kobayashi & Konatsu
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Monthly Young Communication November Issue For Only Two People ~The First Time In Nine Years~: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Michio Kageyama

Shuhei Washida has the flu and is too sick to wrestle this weekend. Shin Suzuki takes his place.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 23/11/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Shoko Nakajima Triumphant Return Special Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima Vs X & X

When Shoko Nakajima returns from Mexico she teams with Yuka Sakazaki for a Miraclians reunion. Losing the Princess Of Princess Title to her is water under the bridge.

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2019 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT”, 31/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

The team selections will take place on 22nd November.

The Big Japan wrestlers entering the tournament are Ryuji Ito, Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi, Daichi Hashimoto, Ryota Hama, Ryuichi Kawakami, Yasufumi Nakanoue, Takuya Nomura, Orca Uto (what the hell kind of name change is that?), Yuya Aoki, Kazuki Hashimoto, Kota Sekifuda and Yuki Ishikawa.

The DDT wrestlers are Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Yuki Iino, Antonio Honda, Yukio Sakaguchi, Yukio Naya, Akito and Shunma Katsumata.

But wait there’s more. There are wrestlers being booked who are labelled as outsiders. They are Chris Brookes, Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka, The Brahman Brothers, T-Hawk and El Lindaman.