GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR PLATINUM 2020” Results

February 24, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR PLATINUM 2020”, 24/02/2020
Tokyo Seijo Hall
125 Fans

1. Ganpro World Tryout: Shin Suzuki defeated E10 with the Besitanic (8:53).
2. Ganpro Specialty Special 3 Way Match ~HARUKAZE’s Close Call~: Kuishinbo Kamen & Kuishinbo Kamen (Shota) defeated HARUKAZE by Disqualification when HARUKAZE unmasked both Kamens (7:59).
3. Ganpro & GanJo Special Mixed Tag Match: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & Asuka when Katsumura submitted Tominaga with a Cross Armbreaker (12:29).
4. Ganpro Vs TTT Full Battle: Ken Ohka defeated Guts Ishijima with the Fire Spear (7:41).
5. Ganpro Vs Pro Wrestling BASARA Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki & Washi Sakurai defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Tetsuo Usui when Iwasaki submitted Usui with a Texas Cloverleaf (12:56).
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Yumehito Imanari by TKO with the Double Arm Neck Lock (22:48).
*V5 for Keisuke Ishii.

A never say die attitude from Yumehito Imanari led to him having the match of his life. After a hard fight for over 20 minutes, Keisuke Ishii gave Imanari the Tiger Driver. Imanari didn’t respond so the referee began a 10 count. Imanari was able to get back to his feet on time but he couldn’t defend himself against Ishii’s next attacks. When the Double Arm Neck Lock was applied, Imanari was motionless and the match was called. Ishii has achieved the 5th defence of his current Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title reign. He gave Imanari credit and called him a wonderful pro wrestler.

Kouki Iwasaki came out to challenge Ishii next. He said Ishii always wins and that has made Ganbare☆Wrestling really boring. They are usually a tag team but Iwasaki wants to win the title from Ishii and stand in the middle of the ring as a symbol of Ganpro’s strength! Ishii reached out for a handshake but found himself ducking a High Kick from Iwasaki! Iwasaki left the ring smiling.

Washi Sakurai and Ryuichi Sekine had to be pulled apart after Match #5. They kept trying to attack each other even after Iwasaki had submitted Tetsuo Usui.

The feud between Ganpro and what’s left of the Real GUTS Army can be put to rest. Ken Ohka defeated Guts Ishijima in a clean and decisive manner.

Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi are continuing to dress up in THE HALFEE costumes and perform a song for their entrance. Asuka hit a big Moonsault onto them out of the ring. But back in the ring Katsumura caught Shinichiro Tominaga in a Cross Armbreaker. Tominaga tried to fight out of it until Haruhi landed a Double Stomp on him. Katsumura then tightened the Armbreaker until Tominaga gave up.

Shota disguised himself as Kuishinbo Kamen by wearing a similar looking mask. However he also wore a grey tracksuit instead of a costume similar to Kamen’s. After a collision with the Daisuke Kiso, Shota unmasked the real Kamen and threw the mask to HARUKAZE. Shota acted like he was also unmasked, despite still wearing a mask. When Kiso got back up he saw HARUKAZE holding the mask and disqualified her, rewarding the match to both of her opponents. HARUKAZE sat down in a chair to protest the result but the two Kamens lifted the chair out of the room with her still sitting on it.

The visiting E10 was described as “Now on honeymoon” during his introduction. Unfortunately he lost his match to Shin Suzuki so let’s hope the wife wasn’t around to see that.

At the start of the show Asuka announced she will be regularly wrestling in Ganpro starting from today.


“Quiet” Weekend Ahead, Thunder Challenges Shoko, E10 & Royce Chambers

February 7, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 08/02/2020
Aichi NGK Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

1. Miu Watanabe Vs Raku
2. Rika Tatsumi & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
3. Yuna Manase & Mirai Maiumi Vs Hyper Misao & Pom Harajuku
4. Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Haruna Neko Vs Mizuki, Suzume & Sena Shiori
5. Saki Akai Vs Hikari Noa
6. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
7. Yuka Sakazaki & Maki Itoh Vs Lana Austin & Yuki Aino

Quiet weekend. Only three shows. Yes that’s a quiet weekend now.

DDT “SUNDAY KASUKABIAN! 2020”, 09/02/2020
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi
4. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno Vs Cody Hall
6. Charisma Vs Gongitsune!: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda
7. Harashimao Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

Heading into this weekend Daisuke Sasaki currently holds the Right To Challenge At Saitama Super Arena Sword. The Right To Challenge Gauntlets are attached to Shinya Aoki (Blue), Naomi Yoshimura (Yellow), Akito (Green) and Cody Hall (Black).

BASARA “BASARA 121 ~OKEHAMA~”, 09/02/2020
Aichi Tsubohashi Sports Center

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano Vs Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yasu Urano Vs Masato Kamino & Tetsuo Usui
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
5. Fuminori Abe Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Fuminori Abe hasn’t been pinned since December. Ryota Nakatsu is coming off of a loss to Isami Kodaka. I’m thinking Abe is closing in on a Union MAX Title shot.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020”, 24/02/2020
Nagoya City East Sports Center

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
5. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
6. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Makoto Oishi Vs Kengo Takai, Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 & Hiroaki Ura
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Cody Hall

The Nagoya Army led by Kengo Takai has been decided. DDT has their defence force set in response.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR PLATINUM 2020”, 24/02/2020
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Ganpro World Tryout: Shin Suzuki Vs E10
2. Ganpro Specialty Special 3 Way Match ~HARUKAZE’s Close Call~: Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs Kuishinbo Kamen
3. Ganpro & GanJo Special Mixed Tag Match: Shuichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi Vs Shinichiro Tominaga & Asuka
4. Ganpro Vs Pro Wrestling BASARA Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki & Washi Sakurai Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Tetsuo Usui
5. Ganpro Vs TTT Full Battle: Ken Ohka Vs Guts Ishijima
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Yumehito Imanari

For fuck sake Guts Ishijima, stick to one affiliation please! He formed TTT (Total Triumph Team) in December and the promotion held its first show on 25th January. That explains why the Real GUTS Army angle got a bit wonky for the last couple of shows with the enemy team constantly changing its name and intentions.

With THE HALFEE idea now put on the shelf, Shuichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi are going back to their regular ring names. However Shuhei Washida has taken to the name Washi Sakurai and wants to stick with it.

When Shota went on tour in Australia last year he wrestled for a promotion called Pro Wrestling Power in Cairns, Queensland. One of the locals who caught his attention goes by the name of E10. He is coming over to Japan later this month for a tryout in Ganbare☆Wrestling. E10 is 178cm tall, weighs 77kg and his signature moves are the Side Effect and the Frog Splash.

DDT “DRAMATIC SHINYURESE 2020”, 28/02/2020
Kanagawa Shinyuri Twenty One Hall

1. HARASHIMA & Makoto Oishi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Hiroshi Yamato
2. Shinyuri Specialty! Two Major Singles Match: MAO Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Shinyuri Specialty! Two Major Singles Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito

Two big singles matches are set for Kanagawa. If it happened today then Akito’s Right To Challenge Gauntlet is on the line. MAO might be the KO-D Openweight Champion by the time the show takes place.

DDT “DDT DOES NOT KNOW GUNMA YET 2020”, 29/02/2020
Gunma Yamada Green Dome Maebashi Sub Event Area

1. ALL OUT Vs Eruption!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
2. The First Leap Year Of Reiwa! Inevitable Laughter Once Every 4 Years Ultra Super Mechanko Special 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi
3. Akagi Mountain Is Also Tonight! Maebashi Specialty Special Single Match: Yutaka Yoshie Vs Yuki Iino

Big boys collide in Maebashi! Yutaka Yoshie made his first appearance in DDT last year in a comedy match involving a daruma and a kokeshi. This time it’s a more serious challenge in the form of Yuki Iino.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 01/03/2020
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

A message was sent to the Tokyo Joshi Pro office by Thunder Rosa earlier today. She nominates Shoko Nakajima as the No. 1 Contender for the International Princess Title. The two previously faced each other for the Princess Of Princess Title back in May last year. Nakajima won the match and Rosa wants revenge. She thinks she has the upper hand because this time she is the champion and Nakajima is the challenger.

DDT “DRAMATIC RED READY! 2020”, 01/03/2020
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Chris Brookes Vs Maku Donaruto
2. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Match: Yuni Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

There’s another Australian heading over to Japan soon, this one for DDT. Melbourne high flyer Royce Chambers will be in DDT from 1st to 20th March. His acrobatic moves and matches from Melbourne Championship Wrestling have been getting attention online and impressed the likes of Konosuke Takeshita. DDT is bringing in Chambers on Takeshita’s recommendation. Chambers is 180cm tall, weighs 86kg and has only been wrestling for two years.

Yuni closes out the childhood portion of his wrestling life by facing his career rival Kazuki Hirata.

Thanks for sticking with DDT, Brookes. Here’s Maku Donaruto for you.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆ONITA OYA☆PRO WRESTLING RAISING A FLAG” Results

January 13, 2020

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

1. Ganpro Vs DDT Full Battle: Shunma Katsumata defeated Shuhei Washida with a Buzzsaw Kick (12:54).
2. Special Tag Match: Ultimate Spider Jr. & Itsuki Aoki defeated Miss Mongol & Mizuki Watase when Spider pinned Watase with an Inverted Hurricanrana (9:54).
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari when Ishii pinned Imanari with the Double Arm Extreme Driver (13:53).
4. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Praying Mantis Bomb (14:02).
5. Scramble Bunkhouse Street Fight 6-Man Tag Death Match: The Great Nita, Ken Ohka & Hiroaki Moriya defeated Kenichiro Arai, Guts Ishijima & Shota when Ohka pinned Shota with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (17:05).

The return of The Great Nita saw him attack Shota with a sickle, blind him with the Poison Mist and put him through a table with a Piledriver. He also attacked Guts Ishijima with the remains of the table. Ken Ohka got rid of Kenichiro Arai with the Fire Spear while Hiroaki Moriya took out Ishijima with a Lariat. The finish came when Ohka pinned Shota with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster.

But that wasn’t the end. Nita attacked Yukio Naya at ringside after the match and left him in a bloody mess with his sickle. Nita then wandered away and banged the sickle against the ring post. Ohka promoted the next Bakuha Koshien show on 28th March. He mentioned Atsushi Onita being absent from today’s show and assured everyone he will be back at Bakuha Koshien. Nita then attacked Ohka with the sickle but he got away mostly unharmed.

The language barrier was a little difficult but Chris Brookes got the message across to Ohka that he wants to be part of the Bakuha Koshien show when he comes back to Japan. Brookes was a big FMW fan growing up and he could never do an explosion match in England. He not only wants to take part in the match, he also wants to fight against Onita! It might kill him. If it does, it could also get him on the cover of Shukan Puroresu.

The second match turned out to be a lot more dangerous than expected. Mizuki Watase missed a Missile Dropkick intended for Ultimate Spider Jr. and hit Miss Mongol by accident instead. Mongol fainted which sent Watase into a rage. He charged at Spider but got pinned with an Inverted Hurricanrana. After the match Spider told everyone he wanted the match to be safer. He placed a chair down at the entrance stage and sat down in protest over how careless the match turned out. The other wrestlers simply lifted up the chair with him still sitting on it and carried him out of the room.

A 10 bell tribute was given to the late Kendo Nagasaki before the main event.


Some Injuries, Up Up Warriors, Sasaki Is Drunk, Higuchi Family Values

August 6, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 SUMMER ~SUNSHINE CARNIVAL~”, 10/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

The summer isn’t over yet! Still a lot more shows to get through on the road to the big Korakuen Hall and Osaka shows in 3-4 weeks time.

DDT “CRY TO THE FIRE! 2019”, 10/08/2019
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Kazuki Hirata Marunage Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (w/ Sanshiro Takagi) Vs Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma
2. Soma Takao, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato Vs MAO, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
3. The Last Time Was Only A Signing Event, Danshoku Dieno Will Wrestle In Hiroshima For The First Time In A Year And Two Months 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Makoto Oishi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Yuki Ueno
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazusada Higuchi

Sanshiro Takagi is still recovering from his injuries so he will not be wrestling on the show. He was originally expected to have healed in time. His match has been changed with Kazuki Hirata now teaming with Toru Owashi. That is if Hirata arrives at the venue in time from his hitchhiking.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE MONSTER GREEN 2019”, 11/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Shuhei Washida Vs Ryotaro Watanabe
2. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: HARUKAZE Vs Cherry
3. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Keisuke Ishii Vs Chikara
4. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat – Iwasaki Vs BJW All Out Match Second Round: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Takeshi Okada
6. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota

Guts Ishijima injured his right arm in a match a few days ago and will be unable to compete in the main event. Kenichiro Arai will be his replacement on the Real GUTS Army team.

DDT “DRAMATIC I WILL DO IT 2019”, 11/08/2019
Kumamoto Ryutsujoho Hall

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Hiroshi Yamato
2. MAO Vs Mizuki Watase
3. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi (w/ Yoshihiko) Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. DAMNATION Vs W Yukio!: Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
5. Naomi Yoshimura Marunage Match: Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kodai Nozaki
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
7. Burn, The Country Of Fire! Fight, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda

It’s Double Yukio! W Yukio! Get it? The newcomer Yukio Naya is still finding his place in DDT but if him and Yukio Sakaguchi are already getting a team name there may be something to this.

BASARA “BASARA 103 ~BURNING SWORD~”, 11/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Daichi Kazato
2. Aiseki Tag Vs Aijin Tag: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
3. Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano
4. Sakigake!! Iron Family Tag Match To Reconfirm Their Bonds: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
5. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Things are a little awkward in the Iron Family now that FUMA has sided with Dove Pro for the summer series against BASARA. His relationship with Yusuke Kubo in particular looks like it could get strained. A few of the unit members have put together a match between themselves in order to get FUMA & Kubo on the same page again.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW FAN CLUB BOX OFFICE – PURE TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 3”, 12/08/2019
Saitama Warabi Wrestle Battlehouse

0. Exhibition Match: Izumi Vs X

There is always something going on at these fan club events that results in talent no-shows. At least this time we were told in advance that Miu Watanabe & Raku are unavailable. Replacing them are the Up Up Warriors! The team is made up of Warrior Miu & Warrior Raku.

DDT “WRESTLING TOKOTSU 2019”, 12/08/2019
Fukuoka Hakata Sazanpia

1. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Antonio Honda, Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase
2. Shunma Katsumata Vs Hiroshi Yamato
3. 4 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Lowther
4. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yuto Aijima & Azul Dragon
5. Pokotan Marunage Match: Chair Vs Chair (Special Referee: Pokotan)
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Masahiro Takanashi, MAO & Yukio Naya
7. Hakata Specialty! Seimon Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura

Chair Vs Chair is all that matters here.

DDT “IT IS DRAMATIC YEAH 2019”, 18/08/2019
Aichi Nagoya City Kashiwajima Sports Center

1. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
2. Shunma Katsumata Marunage Match – Toy Block Hardcore Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Antonio Honda & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
4. Nagoya Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Kazusada Higuchi

I thought the DERA Nagoya Pro wrestler was just called Grand Passion Mask #4. Turns out his full name is The Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION MEMORIES 2019”, 25/08/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Yukio Naya Vs Mizuki Watase & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Calbee & Frito Lay Collaboration Match ~Love And Potato Snacks Save The Earth~: King Potato Chips & Dragon Potato Mask Vs Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Yamato
3. Saki & Su Yung Vs Asuka & Makoto
4. Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi
5. Summer Jumbo Special Two Big Singles Match: Puma King Vs Yuki Ueno
6. Summer Jumbo Special Two Big Singles Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Makoto Oishi
7. Konosuke Takeshita’s Summer Measures Against Shinya Aoki: Konosuke Takeshita, Yukio Sakaguchi, Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda Vs Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine, MAO & Santino Marella
8. DDT Extreme Title: Jiro Kuroshio (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Daisuke Sasaki was so drunk by the end of Beer Garden week that he has no memory of how he got a DDT Extreme Title match with Jiro Kuroshio. He remembers eating watermelon and also Kuroshio’s wonderful hair but that’s it. Kuroshio says this is a match that nobody should laugh at. In fact Kuroshio Vs Sasaki is a match he thinks fans want to see. He also didn’t know that he gets to make the stipulation. So he hasn’t thought of one yet but promises it will be something serious.

So Konosuke Takeshita’s summer challenge before Shinya Aoki is an 8-Man Tag with Santino Marella involved. Didn’t see that coming.

DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019”, 01/09/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. DD Army Vs ALL OUT!: Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
2. O-40 Title: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Ken Ohka
3. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio & Kazusada Higuchi
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shinya Aoki

Kuroshio is acting like he is Kazusada Higuchi’s little brother so they can challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Higuchi is happy to go along with it and promises to win the belt for their family. They’re not related by blood but if they win then it is proof that they are real brothers. If they do become the champions Kuroshio wants to defend the belts against The Brahman Brothers. In response to this, Sasaki is making fun of the situation by saying he is Higuchi’s dad. Higuchi points out that Sasaki is only three years older than him. Sasaki fired back by saying he was only three years old when he was with Higuchi’s mother. Sasaki was still drunk when he said this but how much of that is an excuse, I don’t know. Kuroshio made the argument even more confusing by saying his and Kazusada’s father is a 56 year old man named Jiro Higuchi.

Yay, Shuji Ishikawa is back again!

Who’s idea was it to team up Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto!?!


Summer Vacation, BASARA, Beer Garden, Ganpro

July 19, 2019

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2019”, 21/07/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kota Umeda Great Match: Kota Umeda, Shunma Katsumata, Mike Bailey & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Daiki Shimomura
2. Calbee & Frito Lay Collaboration Match ~Potato Snacks Agency War No. 1 Final Battle~: King Potato Chips, Masahiro Takanashi & Gota & Asuka Ihashi Vs Dragon Potato Mask, Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
4. No DQ Match: MAO Vs Jiro Kuroshio
5. After Wrestle Peter Pan 2019 Special 6-Man Tag Match ~What Is Personal Information?~: Hideki Suzuki, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka (w/ Yumehito Imanari) Vs HARASHIMA, Sanshiro Takagi & Shinya Aoki
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Joey Ryan & Hiroshi Yamato
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Chris Brookes

Yumehito Imanari suffered a mild concussion during this week’s Ganbare☆Wrestling show. Ken Ohka replaces him in the 6-Man Tag but Imanari will still be making his presence felt so he can embarrass Sanshiro Takagi again.

BASARA “BASARA 101 ~BANQUET~”, 24/07/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Special Rules: Daichi Kazato & Yusuke Kubo Vs Ryota Nakatsu &
2. Special Rules: X Vs X
3. Special Rules: X & X Vs X & X
4. FUMA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto
5. Isami Kodaka, Naoki Tanizaki & Takato Nakano Vs Minoru Fujita, Yasu Urano & X

Team Isami: Isami Kodaka, Naoki Tanizaki, Ryuichi Sekine, FUMA, Fuminori Abe, Yusuke Kubo, Gouma Ryu, Daichi Kazato, Takato Nakano

Team Fujita: Minoru Fujita, Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryota Nakatsu, Yasu Urano, SAGAT, Daiki Shimomura, Masato Kamino, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, X

Even though Isami Kodaka won this year’s Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~, he gave the prize money over to Minoru Fujita so he could produce his own BASARA show. Fujita came up with the idea of a team challenge called “Banquet Fight 2019” between himself and Kodaka. A partial card has been made after the two teams were drafted by the captains. Due to an odd number of wrestlers available, Fujita’s team is one man short so the missing name in the main event is a mystery for now.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2019 ~JULY~”, 27/07/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Akito & Yukio Naya Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase
2. MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Asuka & Shunma Katsumata
3. Saki Akai & Makoto Oishi Vs Miyako Matsumoto & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Soma Takao Vs Shunsuke Sayama
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Antonio Honda
7. Akito Marunage Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno

The Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Antonio Honda match will be happening even if Sakaguchi loses the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title before the show takes place.

This is the period of the summer where DDT’s schedule is mad busy. The Yokohama show kicks off 9 days in a row of wrestling shows!

BASARA “BASARA 102 ~OSAKA SUMMER CAMP~HIRANO~”, 28/07/2019
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Masato Kamino
2. Fuminori Abe Vs Jun Masaoka
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
4. Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano Vs Naoki Tanizaki & Kouhei Kinoshita
5. Hiroshi du Soleil Vs Speed Of Sounds: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
6. Sento Minzoku Vs Dove Pro Wrestling!: Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kid & Yuki Aoki

The annual BASARA Vs Dove Pro feud is back for another go around but this time things are a little different. Dove’s Naoki Tanizaki is now on friendly terms with the BASARA side and is part of Sparky. Also Sento Minzoku is just as much fighting for themselves as they are for BASARA’s honour.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 29/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Akito Vs Shota
2. Toru Owashi Rubber Mask Army Vs Danshoku Dieno Rubber Mask Army: Toru Owashi, Toru Owashi & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Danshoku Dieno & Danshoku Dieno
3. Gongitsune Vs World’s Strongest Married Woman: Antonio Honda Vs Sakura Hirota
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe

Three Toru Owashi’s versus three Danshoku Dieno’s. What could go wrong?

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DISASTER BOX DAY~”, 30/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Place: HARASHIMA Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Mike Bailey Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Gota Ihashi Vs SAGAT
2. Surplus Girl And Sukeban And Children And Gays: Margaret☆Owashi, Saki Sukeban & Yuni Vs Mascara Gayrera Jr. & Gay Urano
3. Doki! Entirely Hoss Mermaids Hardcore 3 Way Match: Naomi Vs Francoise☆Takagi Vs Kazuko Higuchi
4. DISASTER Joshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Shinjuku Super Whirlwind!~: Hara Shimako, Kazuko Hirata & Yuko Ueno Vs Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Shun❤️Carousel

Match #2 is going to get someone in trouble.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DANSHOKU DIENO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 31/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE

0. Special Under Match “Star Of Shining Friendship! Eternal Wrestling Boys Legend”: Tetsuya Koda Vs Hisaya Imabayashi
1. “Summer Feature” Laripro: Keisuke Ishii, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Antonio Honda, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Yuna Manase
2. Some Kind Of Dark PowerPoint By Super Sasadango Machine: X Vs X
3. Hana No Sandman Match: X Vs X

The Sandman match returns as does Lariat Pro Wrestling.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~MOONLIGHT EXPRESS DAY~”, 01/08/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. 4 Rounds Of Mizuki Watase Trials: Mizuki Watase Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Mike Bailey, Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihiko
2. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Gabaiji-chan Vs Yuki Ueno & Hiroshi Yamato
4. Fear! Big Boss Brahman Attack! ~Cold Iron Pillar~: MAO, Mike Bailey & Asuka Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei

Oh hey, The Moonlight Express has also noticed that Mizuki Watase needs some encouragement to do something.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 02/08/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Gabaiji-chan Vs Hoshitango, Keisuke Ishii & Shota
2. NC-18 Fictional Novels Death Match: Hiroshi Yamato Vs Antonio Honda
3. Last Man Standing Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Shuji Ishikawa Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani

Shuji Ishikawa is back for DAMNATION’s day in the Beer Garden!

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DDT~”, 03/08/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT Extreme Title: Akito (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio

Akito gets his DDT Extreme Title defence against the delightful Jiro Kuroshio. Well maybe he won’t be as delightful after his No DQ Match with MAO this weekend.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE MONSTER RED 2019”, 10/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Army Vs Real GUTS Army: Yumehito Imanari Vs X
2. Ganpro Army Vs Real GUTS Army: Miss Mongol Vs Shota
3. Ganpro Army Vs Real GUTS Army: Ken Ohka Vs Masked Mystery
4. Iwasaki Vs BJW All Out Match First Round: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Akira Hyodo
5. A Phantom Dream! Single Match Of Fate!: Shuichiro Katsumata Vs Minoru Fujita

Fujita wanted a match with Shuichiro Katsumata so badly that he is willing to show up in Ganpro again to make it happen.

Kouki Iwasaki has been given a challenge against Big Japan wrestlers during this August weekend.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE MONSTER GREEN 2019”, 11/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Iwasaki Vs BJW All Out Match Second Round: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami
2. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery & Shota

Guts Ishijima is absent from the day before due to another booking but he and his Real GUTS Army will get a chance to reclaim the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles here.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE ORANGE☆ROAD 2019”, 24/08/2019
Saitama Orange Town

1. Ganbare Opening☆Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shuhei Washida
2. Come Out Or Rakugo Showdown! Special Mixed Match: Shota & Moeki Haruha Vs Gota Ihashi & HARUKAZE
3. Masterclass Combination Confrontation! Special Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii Vs Shuichiro Katsumata & Yumehito Imanari

A new venue for a mat wrestling show.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “LAST DANCE IS FOR ME 2019” Results

July 17, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “LAST DANCE IS FOR ME 2019”, 17/07/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
141 Fans

1. If It Fights, It Is a Man! The Gate Of Confrontation Has Finally Been Opened!!: Ultra Soki & Yuta Suzuki defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida when Soki pinned Washida with the Nishime Otoshi (10:55).
2. Kochoranbu! Ganjo Vs Actwres girl’Z All Round Fight Round 2: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE defeated Momo Tani & Ayumi Hayashi when Haruhi pinned Tani with the 79.5MHz (10:38).
3. Great Conflict That Is Not Over Yet! Momota Family Vs Naoshi Sano: Naoshi Sano defeated Chikara with an Axe Bomber (11:15).
4. Ganpro Vs P.P.P. Full Battle: Keisuke Ishii defeated Mitomi Masayuki with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (10:32).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) defeated Hiroshi Yamato with the Ninja Choke (19:22).
*V2 for Shuichiro Katsumura.
6. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 20th Champions Decision Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol defeated Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery & Shota when Mongol pinned Shota with a Cross Body (13:06).
*GPW become the 20th GWC 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

Miss Mongol thanked Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari for giving her the opportunities to wrestle even at her age. Before the show took place Mongol contacted Atsushi Onita for permission to close out the show the same way he used to. Onita gave her his blessing but after she did it, the Real GUTS Army attacked them. Shota said today’s result was a fluke and he demanded some rematches to take place on 10th and 11th August. Guts Ishijima won’t be at the 10th August show because he already has a booking with 666. Shota promised to bring along a replacement.

Minoru Fujita approached Shuichiro Katsumura after the semi-main and asked for a match with him. Fujita originally promised he would never come back to Ganbare☆Wrestling but he really wants to wrestle Katsumura. They agreed to have a match on 10th August but the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title will not be on the line.

Naoshi Sano beat Chikara clean then challenged Mitsuo Momota to a match. However Momota had another idea. It is clear that he and his son cannot beat Sano so rather then fight him again, they should all team up instead! That would be a better way for them to study Sano’s strength. Sano and Chikara were both puzzled by the idea but Momota convinced them to try it out.

Ken Ohka had some big news for Kouki Iwasaki. Next month he is going to have a couple of opponents from Big Japan coming in! Iwasaki faces Akira Hyodo on 10th August and Ryuichi Kawakami on the 11th!

Ohka and Shuhei Washida attempted to Bottle Cap Challenge before the show began but they both failed. So they changed the rules into a water drinking contest. Washida beat Ohka.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “N.O. 2019” Results

June 16, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “N.O. 2019”, 16/06/2019
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
119 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Aim For First Victory! Young Warrior Vs Song Writer!: Mitomi Masayuki defeated Shuhei Washida with the Baby Clutch (8:12).
2. Australian Single Match! First Time Visiting Japan Vs Living In Japan: Choun-Shiryu defeated Champ Phoenix with La Magistral Cradle (8:19).
3. Flying To Saitama Vs Flying Cross Armbreaker!: Keisuke Ishii & Moeka Haruhi defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & HARUKAZE when Ishii pinned HARUKAZE with the Double Arm Clutch Driver (13:31).
4. Oji Chief Rivals! Ganpro & PochaJo Allied Forces Vs Real GUTS Army & Yoshimura Pro Wrestling Allied Forces – Scramble Bunkhouse 6-Man Tag Team Street Fight: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol defeated Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery & Shota when Ohka pinned Shota with a Thunder Fire Power Bomb (11:44).
5. Grasp The Best WONDERFUL LIFE! Iwasaki’s Greatest! – Southside Wrestling World Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Beast Bomber (16:41)
*V6 for Shigehiro Irie.

Shigehiro Irie’s tour of Japan with the Southside Wrestling World Title has lead to a string of defences in a short period of time. The sixth and latest defence was against Kouki Iwasaki at Ganbare☆Wrestling. Irie said that he will be going back to Europe with the title but he hopes to wrestle Iwasaki again. However Ken Ohka entered the ring and demanded a shot at the title on 17th July. Irie said he won’t be in Japan that day. Ohka then asked for a match in August. Irie couldn’t commit so Ohka then told Irie to challenge him the next time he comes back to Japan. Irie then suddenly knocked out Ohka with the Beast Bomber.

The combined powers of the GPW alliance succeeded in beating Real GUTS Army in a violent clash. Yumehito Imanari came out wearing a leather jacket similar to Jon Moxley’s “MOX” jacket but with “SEX” on the back instead. Ohka was busted open but with the help of Imanari & Miss Mongol, was able to pin Shota with the Thunder Fire Power Bomb. After the match Ohka demanded Guts Ishijima to bring back the retired GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles that used to be defended in Guts World until its closure. Ohka explained that life is a fight with guts. If GUTS do not want to be in a title match then they have no guts! Ishijima accepted the demand and will bring back the titles on 17th July.

Hiroshi Yamato challenged Shuichiro Katsumura for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. Yamato said he has now wrestled in over 50 different wrestling promotions and if he becomes the Independent Jr. Champion he can then raise the belt’s prestige and also the wrestling scene at large by defending it in various different promotions.

Champ Phoenix made the mistake of taking Choun-Shiryu lightly, treating him as an easy opponent and leaving his guard open so Shiryu could pin him with La Magistral Cradle. Shiryu told Phoenix that he’s been living in Japan for 15 years so he should have been treated with respect.

The rookie Shuhei Washida is showing more aggression in his matches. He refused to shake Mitomi Masayuki’s hand before their match and even had to be held back by the referee at one point. However Masayuki took over and used a modified Camel Clutch called the Baby Clutch to make Washida submit.

Masayuki announced before the show that he is forming his own promotion called P.P.P. Tokyo. He said he learned to work hard in Ganpro and will use that spirit to make this new project succeed. P.P.P. will have a business relationship with Ganpro. The first sign of this is Ganpro hosting a match at the debut P.P.P. show in Shinjuku FACE on 30th September.