October 2, 2016


Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,091 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Dark Match – Ganbare☆Royale: Shibata defeated Mars Spector by Ring Out (11:42).
Order Of Elimination: Fumihito Kihara, Naoshi Sano, Mr. No, American Balloon, Dr. Kiriko, Tigger Bedscene & J-Soul Pandita III IV, Choun-Shiryu, Mars Spector.
*Shibata wins a wish that could possibly be granted by Ken Ohka.
1. Cinderella Champion & Ganpuro Goddess Vs Gatoh Move: Emi Sakura & “Kotori” defeated Aoi Ishibashi & Ai Shimizu when Sakura pinned Ishibashi with La Magistral Cradle (10:23).
2. 2 People Only Young Drama Cup: Keisuke Ishii defeated Yukihiro Abe with a Shooting Star Press (8:50).
3. G-COSMOS 2016: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Takafumi Ito by TKO with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker (10:54).
4. Forget The Same K: Shiori Asahi defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the HIMAWARI-BOMB (10:24).
5. Original Saki Maemura Re-Debut Life Variety: Madoka & Saki Fujita defeated Minoru Fujita & Bambi when Saki pinned Minoru with the It’s Not Lonely (15:34).
6. No Rope Barbed Wire Street Fight Tornado 8-Man Tag Team Death Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Shota & Mitomi Masayuki defeated Atsushi Onita, Osamu Namiguchi, GENTARO & Hideki Hosaka when Ohka pinned Namiguchi with the Flame Spear (9:30).


After months of preparation the day finally came for Ken Ohka and Ganbare☆Wrestling. Ohka had taken a page out of Atsushi Onita’s book by promising to retire if today’s show had failed to sell out. Thankfully the promotion’s first show in Korakuen Hall turned out to be a success with over a 1,000 fans in attendance. Ohka took big risks in the ring as well as out of it. The main event was a No Rope Barbed Wire Street Fight Tornado 8-Man Tag Team Death Match with Ohka’s team versus Onita’s team. Those two fought each other while chaos reigned around them. Shota was put through a table by an Onita Piledriver. Yumehito Imanari & Mitomi Masayuki gave Onita a Double Brainbuster onto a barbed wire board. Imanari then brought in a barbed wire bat to use on Onita’s team. Ohka took his punishment and got the crowd to rally behind him. An opening came when Ohka ducked under Onita’s red mist. Osamu Namiguchi was blinded instead! Ohka gave Namiguchi the Fire Thunder Bomb but Hideki Hosaka stopped the pin. Ohka then hit the Flame Spear and this time there was nobody there to stop him.


After the match Namiguchi demanded Onita to face him but Onita told him it’s enough. Onita invited Ohka to come over to the next FMW show on 24th November and congratulated him on a successful show. Namiguchi said he wasn’t convinced and he will crush Ganpuro but Onita ignored him and began spraying water everywhere. When that was over Ohka had some important announcements to make. He is getting married and he will also become a father in December!


Saki Maemura/Fujita had her first match back from retirement and one of her opponents was her ex-husband Minoru Fujita. Madoka and Bambi were also involved playing the role of their step-children. The crowd booed whenever Minoru attacked Saki. At one point somebody in the crowd yelled “Mom!” to motivate Saki. It looked to be all over when Minoru gave her the Tombstone Piledriver. But Bambi turned on Minoru when she stopped the pin with a Shining Wizard! Madoka then gave Minoru the Ranhyei and Saki hit a low altitude Frankensteiner for the three count. After the match Saki told Minoru there is nothing she regrets from their relationship. She’s thinks wrestling is very good so Minoru should continue doing it until he’s dead. Minoru understood. A year ago he came into Ganpuro spitting venom but over time he learned to work hard for his wrestling. He doesn’t know what lies ahead but he’ll make sure to do something his and Saki’s children will be proud of.


Shinichiro Tominaga won Shiori Asahi’s respect with their match together. They were only in K-DOJO together for a brief amount of time before Tominaga quit and moved over to Union Pro. Asahi told him that today might not be the end of their story. If Tominaga is motivated to come back to K-DOJO some day then Asahi will be there waiting for him.


With all of the chaos happening elsewhere on the show it was nice to have something more straightforward. That’s where Shuichiro Katsumura and Takafumi Ito came in. Katsumura kept trying to lock in the Cross Armbreaker but Ito did what he could to break away. Finally Katsumura applied the move with nowhere for Ito to go. Ito never tapped out but the referee had to stop the match for his safety. Katsumura was declared the winner although Ito was dissatisfied with the result.


Keisuke Ishii decided to pull out something special for his first match against Yukihiro Abe in years. Ishii won the match with a Shooting Star Press! It was crooked but it did the job. Ishii said the show’s theme was surprise so that was his surprise.


The opener was a showcase for Ganpuro’s women as Aoi Ishibashi & Ai Shimizu took on Emi Sakura & “Kotori” from Gatoh Move. Shimizu almost won with a Fisherman Suplex on “Kotori” but she kicked out of the pin. “Kotori” held Shimizu back while Sakura got the three count on Ishibashi with La Magistral Cradle.


A dark match Battle Royal was held featuring the colourful cast of misfits and oddities that have wrestled in Ganpuro during its existence. Fumihito Kihara and Naoshi Sano focused on fighting each other from the moment the bell rang. Both of them continued fighting each other. Choun-Shiryu tried to Headbutt Mr. No but only hurt himself doing so. American Balloon used his massive man boobs to block Mr. No’s Headbutt much to everyone’s disgust. As the eliminations piled up Dr. Kiriko grabbed Balloon and force fed him some mystery medicine to make him faint. Mars Spector cleared the ring until it was down to just him and Shibata. A missed kick from Spector sent him over the top rope and Shibata knocked him off to be the last man standing. Shibata’s prize for winning is one wish to be granted by Ken Ohka within reason.


Iron Man Update, MC.33 Coming To BASARA, Ganbare Prepares For Korakuen

July 13, 2016

Time for an update on the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title’s tour of America. When we last left the belt it was being held by Ricochet, you know the guy from that gif? No, not the English fella the other one. Yeah him. Since then the title lineage went like this: Brian Metz, Matt Striker, Cheerleader Melissa (by massage), Matt Cross (via too much food), Brian Cage, Joey Ryan, Laura James (as burlesque luchadora Alacrana Plata #2), Buggy Nova (in a proper wrestling match!), Ryan again (not in a proper wrestling match), Scarlett Bordeaux, Rhyno (traded an autograph for the title) and now Robbie E (his win counts as a Ladder Match). Last one is interesting because it’s a TNA guy beating someone who just appeared on an NXT broadcast. So yeah, this championship of all things is now providing the inter-promotional competition some fans have craved for years.

Koriyama City Southern Tohoku General Wholesale Center

1. Yasu Urano & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
5. Soma Takao Vs MAO
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo & Antonio Honda Vs HARASHIMA, Akito & Guanchulo

One day after the KO-D Openweight Title match, Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo will have to team together no matter how they feel over the result of their match.

BASARA “VAJRA 15 WU”, 20/07/2016
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

2. Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Yusuke Kubo
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
4. Hi69 & Daichi Kazato Vs Koji Iwamoto & Ryu Gouma
5. MC.33 Comeback ~ Ultra Special Premium Deluxe Single Match: MC.33 Vs Atsushi Maruyama

Isami Kodaka is absent from the show. Masked wrestler MC.33 takes his place. As far as I know MC.33 hasn’t wrestled since Cruiser’s Game in 2006.

Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Reika Saiki Vs Nodoka Onee-san
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Akane Miura Vs Rika Tatsumi
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Syoko Nakajima
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuu Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Hyper Misao Vs KANNA
6. 3 Way Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Nonoko Vs Marika Kobashi

Can Hyper Misao get on a roll after beating the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion in the first round?

DDT “HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES 2016”, 24/07/2016
Tokyo Big Sight

Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Tag Match: Konosuke Takashita & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & MAO Vs Soma Takao & Kota Umeda

DDT returns to the HandMade In Japan Festival for arts and crafts with their annual Falls Count Anywhere match. MAO and Kota Umeda will experience DDT’s Anywhere Pro Wrestling for the first time.

Osaka Okinawa Hall

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs OSAKA Joshi Wrestling: Mitomi Masayuki & Chikara Vs Sawako Shimono & Rina Yamashita
2. Hybrid☆Ganbare: Takaku Fuke Vs Takafumi Ito
3. Ganpuro In OSAKA Special Tag Match: Shota & TORU Vs YO-HEY & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Yukihiro Abe Tomodachi-gun Graduation Test: Minoru Fujita Vs Yukihiro Abe
5. Ganpuro Hardcore Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Ai Shimizu Vs Yumehito Imanari & Bambi

Ken Ohka is continuing his hard work to make Ganbare☆Wrestling’s Korakuen Hall debut a success. Ideas include different seating layouts including a reserved seat placed inside the ring for the entire show. Ohka was told this was done recently by Kuishinbo Kamen at Shin-Kiba 1st RING but he is not deterred by that. Ohka has hundreds of ideas like having chairs placed in the arena balconies. He thinks they can fill thousands more people that way.

It seems that Yumehito Imanari and Bambi have sorted out their problems and are willing to team together. Imanari is thrilled by this news. This Hardcore match is put together to show Osaka what Ganpuro is all about. Each wrestler will have a weapon with them for the match. Bambi has her whip and Imanari is bringing a lot of candy.


1. USA! USA! USA!: Shota Vs American Balloon
2. Transformation And Goddesses, Encounter Gatomubu!: Shinichiro Tominaga & Ai Shimizu Vs Sayaka Obihiro & X
3. Stop It A Veteran Of The Mystery!: Mars Spector Vs Mitomi Masayuki & Rainbow Kawamura
4. Wrestling & Martial Arts DX: Chikara & Yumehito Imanari Vs Takafumi Ito & Shuichiro Katsumura
5. Is He A True Friend?: Ken Ohka Vs Minoru Fujita

Ohka stormed a Gatoh Move show in Ichigaya earlier this week requesting Emi Sakura to wrestle for Ganpuro in August. Sakura was offended by Ohka’s attitude and turned down the offer. However Sayaka Obihiro took up the offer instead. Ohka wants to make sure Obihiro will be a good enough replacement by putting her in a tryout match at the end of the month.

Mitomi Masayuki is becoming obsessed over Mars Spector. He wants to avenge Shibata’s loss to Spector and is determined to fight him again and again and again until he wins. His stablemate Rainbow Kawamura offered to help. An enemy of Enjo-gun is his enemy too.

Emi Sakura Wins Right To Challenge Contract (Less Shocking News: She Beats DJ Nira)

May 12, 2013


GATOH MOVE, 11/05/2013
Nanhai Ichigaya Memorial Clinic

Emi Sakura defeated DJ Nira with a La Magistral Cradle (12:06).
*Emi Sakura wins DJ Nira’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

One of the active Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contracts changed hands outside of DDT for the first time. Emi Sakura defeated DJ Nira in the main event of yesterday’s Gatoh Move show in Ichigaya, the same building where Ganbare☆Wrestling held their event the day before. Masa Takanashi was there as the referee for the no time limit main event while Tetsuya Endo and Tokyo Women’s Wrestling manager Tetsuya Koda was also in attendence (Koda was the person who broke the news on DDT’s website). Nira fought his hardest, targeting Sakura’s finger and hitting the DJ Time, but in the end Sakura rolled him up with La Magistral Cradle to win the match and take possession of his contract.