GANBARE☆WRESTLING “AIJO 2020” Results

February 2, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “AIJO 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
132 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Toyama Vs Hokkaido Full Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Shigeyuki Kawahara with the JK (7:58).
2. Be A Man, Ihashi! Ganpro Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated Gota Ihashi & HARUKAZE when Ishii submitted HARUKAZE with the Double Arm Neck Lock (10:51).
3. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Lotte Vs Hiroshima Full Battle: Shiori Asahi defeated Shota with the Aun (15:03).
4. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Nemuro Vs Hakodate Full Battle: Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeated Kouki Iwasaki with a Lariat (12:03).
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Ganpocha-gun Vs THE HALFEE: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) defeated Moehiko Harumisawa, Katsuzaki Shunosuke & Washi Sakurai when Imanari pinned Sakurai with the Chubby Knee Kick (18:43).
*V1 for Ganpocha-gun.

The final of four Ganbare☆Wrestling shows today was headlined with a GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence. The challengers are normally Moeka Haruhi, Shuichiro Katsumura & Shuhei Washida. But today they are Moehiko Harumisawa, Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Washi SakuraiTHE HALFEE! They entered the ring singing “Distance Of The Starry Sky” by THE ALFEE. But when they were done they didn’t wait for Ganpocha-gun to finish their own entrance. An ambush began the match. Things got out of hand when Miss Mongol pulled the fake eyelashes off of Harumisawa. Ken Ohka tried to give her the Brainbuster but it was countered into the Double Wrist Armsault. Sakurai kicked out of the Chubby Knee from Yumehito Imanari and slapped his way back into the match. But Imanari took him down with another Chubby Knee Kick for the finish.

Imanari thought THE HALFEE was a weird idea but he is now jealous after seeing their entrance. He was going to close out the show with a speech but Keisuke Ishii ran in and attacked him, just like he did this morning. This time Imanari blocked the Fisherman Suplex but Ishii fought harder and left him laying with the Double Arm Clutch Driver.

When Ishii left, Sakurai ignored what just happened so he could talk about his own problems. He debuted two years ago but today’s defeat was the most frustrating. He will get stronger and everyone will remember the name Washi Sakurai! Ohka shouted at Sakurai and dared him to throw a strike. Sakurai did so and Ohka responded with a Headbutt. It was all to show that Sakurai will do his best. The lesson Sakurai learned is if he is going to climb to the top he will always be attacked along the way. The show closed with THE HALFEE singing “Distance Of The Starry Sky” again.

The rest of the card was made up of regional based matches between Ganpro wrestlers against special guests. Kouki Iwasaki went against Tetsuhiro Kuroda of FMW fame. Iwasaki showed a lot of fight and kicked out of the Technan Buster at one. But his Middle Kick was countered with a Lariat that kept him down for the count.

Shota’s special match was against Shiori Asahi. The two traded submissions and looked evenly matched. The difference came when Asahi removed a turnbuckle pad during a rope break and threw Shota into the exposed corner. Shota was helpless and easily defeated after that moment.

Gota Ihashi got his request to team with HARUKAZE again. Their teamwork together is improving and it kept them motivated whenever Ishii & Shigehiro Irie took control. Late in the match Ishii put HARUKAZE in a Sleeper Hold while Irie applied a Camel Clutch to Ihashi. The underdogs grabbed each other by the hand to keep the pressure off until they were pulled away. There was no coming back after that and HARUKAZE gave up to Ishii’s Double Arm Neck Lock.

The only Ganpro regular to win one of the regional matches was Shinichiro Tominaga. He worked on Shigeyuki Kawahara’s arm until Kawahara’s guard was left open for the JK jumping knee kick.


Sakazaki & Itoh In EVE, Homoiro Clover Z Reunion

January 15, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 18/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

This past weekend Yuka Sakazaki and Maki Itoh both wrestled in England for “WRESTLE QUEENDOM 3” hosted by Pro-Wrestling: EVE. Sakazaki fought to a 15 minute draw against Lana Austin. After the match Sakazaki told Austin they can have a rematch for the Princess Of Princess Title if Austin ever comes to Japan. In the other match, Itoh defeated “Session Moth” Martina. She was amazed at how Martina controlled the audience support at first but Itoh got them on her side because she is the cutest in the world. Itoh also thinks it was 100 times more exciting to sing in England than it is to sing in Japan.

Anyway long story short, Sakazaki & Itoh are teaming together for their first match back in Japan since the EVE show.

Itoh has invited Bull Nakano to attend the big Tokyo Joshi Pro show at Tokyo Dome City Hall this November. The two met at a talk event yesterday. Nakano’s advice for Itoh was no matter how good she gets, she needs to develop rivalries with other wrestlers from her era. That is what attracts fans and gets them to keep watching.

BASARA “BASARA 117 ~REBORN~”, 22/01/2020
Shinjuku FACE

0. Exhibition Match: Captain Grace & Kamui Vs Takano Nakato & Masato Kamino
1. Daichi Kazato Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Gouma Ryu & Kikutraro
3. Daiki Shimomura & Masato Kamino Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda
4. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano
5. Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura Vs Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa
6. IRON FIST TAG Titles: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo (c) Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
7. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Unfortunately I’m still struggling to keep up with BASARA because they are still only posting the bare minimum of info on their new website. I’ll keep posting results for now. I’ll have to find a way to dig deeper into this.

Anyway, Masahiro Takanashi is not taking it easy as the Union MAX Champion. He defeated Isami Kodaka in his first defence. Now next on the plate for him is another former MAX champion, Ryota Nakatsu. He also pinned Kodaka recently to claim the title shot.

Tsutomu Oosugi pinning FUMA at the last show means Speed Of Sounds get an IRON FIST TAG Titles match.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 25/01/2020
Osaka City Higashinari Ward Center

1. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1A: X, X & X Vs X, X & X
2. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1B: X, X & X Vs X, X & X
3. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: X, X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1A
4. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: X, X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1B
5. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
6. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Final: X, X & X Vs X, X & X

The rush from challenging Sareee is something Natsumi Maki wants to experience again. This means the wait is over for her to finally wrestle against Miyu Yamashita!

The six teams entering the Osaka Sannin Matsuri are:

Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Rika Tatsumi
Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa & Raku
Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko
Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Sena Shiori

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

1. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Toyama Vs Hokkaido Full Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shigeyuki Kawahara
2. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Lotte Vs Hiroshima Full Battle: Shota Vs Shiori Asahi
3. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Nemuro Vs Hakodate Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuhiro Kuroda
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Ganpocha-gun Vs Kaimei-gun: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Shinichiro Tominaga, Moeka Haruhi & Shuhei Washida

GPW is now Ganpocha-gun. Doesn’t really make a difference.

BOYZ “(BRAND NEW) BOYZ α -VALENTINE EDITION-”, 11/02/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. BOYZ Ace Showdown: MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Fairy BOYZ: Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura
3. BOYZ-Like Exchange Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shuichiro Tominaga & Shota
4. HomoClo Revival: Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Akito Vs HARASHIMA, Keisuke Ishii & Mizuki Watase

Homoiro Clover Z are back! This was an idol unit put together by Danshoku Dieno between 2011 and 2012. There were a few reunions here and there afterward and it was never their decision to break up at the time. They had to because the entire roster was reset for new units to take their place.

Since there currently is not much interaction between the different brands on the main DDT shows, Akito is using the BOYZ brand to make matches involving Ganbare☆Wrestling wrestlers. Shota has been looking forward to wrestle against Konosuke Takeshita ever since he witnessed Takaeshita’s debut match back in 2012.

Akito thinks the YaroZ have their place on BOYZ shows too. They have their female fans believe it or not. Akito knows they can be as graceful as fairies if given the opportunity to.

Kazuki Hirata and Hiroshi Yamato will be on the show.

The card announcement was interrupted by a message from DAMNATION. They will be producing their own show in Shinjuku FACE on 7th April.

The next BOYZ show after this will be on 26th April at Itabashi Green Hall. However the next YaroZ show is also scheduled for the venue on the same day at the same time! An agreement was made for the shows to be held on separate floors. BOYZ gets the bigger room on the 2nd floor. YaroZ gets the smaller room on the 1st floor. They will have to use a low floor ring and can only fill in 124 people in the audience but the YaroZ people think the size is just right for them.

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

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Yumehito Imanari

Yumehito Imanari won a Battle Royal to get this title shot. He is the most motivated he’s ever been as a pro wrestler. So even though he knows he will take a beating from Keisuke Ishii, he still likes his odds of winning.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WHITE BREATH 2019” Results

December 22, 2019

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

1. Ganpro Vs Real GUTS Army ~The Fourth Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida~: Guts Ishijima defeated Shuhei Washida with the Ghostbuster (6:10).
2. Ganpro Special Mixed Match ~A Beautiful Man, Beautiful Women And A Pervert~: Hagane Shinno & Moeka Haruhi defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE when Shinno submitted HARUKAZE with the Ultimate Manjigatame (11:29).
3. The Third Emergency Battle! Show Me What You Mean!: Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shin Suzuki & Shigeyuki Kawahara when Katsumura pinned Suzuki with the Bena-Driller (13:48).
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol defeated Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) when Imanari pinned Shota with the Koshi Clutch (14:40).
*Hattoshite Good Alps Industry fails in V3. GPW becomes the 22nd GWC 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Delayed Young Drama Cup Final: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (20:28).
*V4 for Keisuke Ishii.

This was not your regular Kazuki Hirata appearance. When he entered for the main event his usual “TOKYO GO!” song switched over to Hirata’s first entry song “Katare! Namida!” by SEX MACHINEGUN. There was no dancing or comedy, Hirata was here to win the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title from Keisuke Ishii! Hirata hit the GO! GO! Splash for a nearfall but couldn’t go through with the Egoist Driver when he needed to. Ishii slipped out of the move and hit a Tiger Suplex to turn the tide against his opponent. The High Angle Double Arm DDT ended up finishing Hirata and giving Ishii another title defence. After the match Ishii said his goal is to defend the title 17 times so he can break the championship record for most defences. This is only his fourth one so he couldn’t lost to Hirata today. Hirata accepted total defeat and encouraged Ishii to reach his goal. The show ended with all of Ganbare☆Wrestling gathering together in the ring. A tearful Ken Ohka spoke about how wonderful the group became this year. But it won’t be enough until Ganpro makes it to Korakuen Hall, Sumo Hall and even the Tokyo Dome! In 2020 Ganpro will become a major pro wrestling company!

Okay so I didn’t know this but the current Real GUTS Army team have actually been called Hattoshite Good Alps Industry because Guts Ishijima was no longer involved. The Hattoshite name is based off of a Toshihiko Tahara song. It probably doesn’t matter anymore because Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol beat them to win back the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles. It was the result of a months long plan by Imanari to discover Kenichiro Arai’s weakness. Whenever they locked up, Imanari would make a strange noise that would make Arai run away with fear. He regained some control when Masked Mystery distracted the referee so he could remove a turnbuckle pad. Shota swung the pad but Imanari ducked and Arai took the hit. Ohka & Mongol held the others back while Imanari pinned Shota with his version of the Gedo Clutch, causing the title change. Ohka wants to claim the belts as a Ganpro championship from now on. All they have to do is pretend the “GW” in GWC stands for Ganbare☆Wrestling instead of Guts World. Mongol revealed in a backstage interview that her daughter is currently sick in hospital. When Mongol visits her later in the day she will cheer her up by telling her the good news about her mother winning a championship.


Tatsumi Wants Her Hero Back, 10 Vs 1, November Korakuen, Another GWC Title Rematch

November 11, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 16/11/2019
Aichi Nippon Gaishi Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

1. Hikari Noa Vs Haruna Neko
2. Yuki Aino Vs Suzume
3. 3 Way Match: Nodoka Tenma Vs Pom Harajuku Vs Mahiro Kiryu
4. Miyu Yamashita & Yuna Manase Vs Miu Watanabe & Mirai Maiumi
5. Sakisama & Misao Vs Rika Tatsumi & Raku
6. Nagoya Special Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
7. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) Vs Nightshade

After everything they have been through this year, Rika Tatsumi is still convinced she can turn Misao back into Hyper Misao. She gets another attempt to get this message through in the ring.

DDT “DRAMATIC NIIGATA! 2019 ~SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE LOCAL TRIUMPH~”, 16/11/2019
Niigata Kobari Aoyama Public Hall

1. Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Masahiro Takanashi, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase
3. Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs Antonio Honda & Yuki Iino
4. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
5. “Local Celebrity” Super Sasadango Machine Local Triumph! Niigata Specialty Ultra Super Mechanko Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Konosuke Takeshita
6. DDT Extreme Title – 10 Vs 1 Captain’s Fall Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs DJ Nira

The main event is now 10 Vs 1. What we don’t know is who is on the team of 10 wrestlers. That includes the champion and the challenger. It might end up being HARASHIMA leading 9 others against DJ Nira. I don’t know!

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

1. Special Tag Match That Is Obsessed With The Distant Night Sky: Shuichiro Katsumura & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Masked Mystery & Shota
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DEP All Out Battle! The Third Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Shuhei Washida Vs Takaya Shibayama
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 Tag Match: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Kaho Kobayashi & Konatsu
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Monthly Young Communication November Issue ~The First Time In Nine Years~: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Michio Kageyama

Fresh off of defending his Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title against Makoto Oishi a few days ago, Keisuke Ishii wants to keep his momentum going. He wants to beat his previous title run of 6 title defences. He’ll be at 3 if he beats the freelancer Michio Kageyama.

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. Time Difference Battle Royal: Michiaki Nakano Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Asuka Vs Hiroshi Yamato
3. Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Shinya Aoki & Keigo Nakamura
4. After Ultimate Party 2019 Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Jiro Kuroshio Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
5. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 1st Match: Saki Akai Vs Tsukasa Fujimoto
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 won last weekend’s Gauntlet match to get the KO-D Openweight Title shot.

Jiro Kuroshio’s dad requested that Jiro and Konosuke Takeshita team together for Jiro’s final match in DDT. Takeshita agreed to it as long as Antonio Honda could be one of their opponents. Honda accepted the offer because he already has a tag team with Miyu Yamashita.

Honda was supposed to be in Match #3 but he pulled out to do the Kuroshio match. Danshoku Dieno takes his place as Super Sasadango Machine’s tag partner.

There is a problem with the Battle Royal. The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title was supposed to be defended in it for the sake of Souken’s Michiaki Nakano. However Dieno is now the champion and he is booked on the match afterwards. So what does Nakano have to fight for?

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

The feud between True GUTS-gun and GPW over the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles continues for another round. The challengers had to email Kenichiro Arai for his permission to do the match again.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR MAN 2019” Results

November 9, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR MAN 2019”, 09/11/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
114 Fans

1. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~The Second Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida~: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Shuhei Washida with the Kurosawa Special 3 (8:57).
2. Ganjo Vs Mongolia & Britain Allies: Moeka Haruhi & Nightshade defeated Miss Mongol & Hara Mongol when Nightshade pinned Hara with the Neck Hanging Bomb (9:59).
3. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Power Of Dream Vs Pancrase P’s Lab Yokohama~: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shunsuke Sayama with a Vertical Drop Reverse DDT (12:46).
4. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Mr. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Mr. Showtime~: Ken Ohka defeated Shota with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (11:00).
5. Young Communication Vs Gakusei Pro Wrestler Special 6-Man Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Kazuki Hirata defeated Yumehito Imanari, Mitomi Masayuki & Shinichiro Tominaga when Hirata pinned Tominaga with the Egoist Driver (21:53).

The reunited Young Communication generation were victorious over the College Club team. The ending had Yumehito Imanari get isolated. Keisuke Ishii threw him with a German Suplex, Shigehiro Irie crushed him with a Cannonball in the corner and Kazuki Hirata hit the GO! GO! Splash. Imanari kicked out of the pin but was put away with the Egoist Driver.

After Ken Ohka defeated Shota he demanded that he, Imanari & Miss Mongol get another shot at the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Shota told him he will have to send an email to Kenichiro Arai for his permission. Ohka wants the title match to take place on 22nd December because everybody on both teams will be available on that date.

HARUKAZE was absent from the show. Replacing her was Hara Mongol. She was supposed to team with Nightshade but instead joined Miss Mongol’s side. Nightshade teamed with Moeka Haruhi and they were able to beat the Mongol team.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WORKING MAN 2019” Results

October 26, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WORKING MAN 2019”, 26/10/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
136 Fans

1. If You Do It, Start Over! Shuhei Washida Trial Singles Match: Shigehiro Irie defeated Shuhei Washida with the Beast Splash (9:43).
2. Halloween Cosplay 3 Way Match: Cherry defeated Moeka Haruhi and HARUKAZE when Cherry pinned HARUKAZE with the Spring Night Love (5:18).
3. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka defeated Takato Nakano with the Fire Spear (8:46).
4. Iwasaki Family Vs Momota Family: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Chikara with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (12:01).
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles ~ Hattoshite Good Alps Industry Vs Gakusei Pro Wrestlers: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) defeated Yumehito Imanari, Joji Otani & Shin Suzuki when Shota pinned Imanari with a Leg Roll Clutch (15:46).
*V2 for Real GUTS Army.
6. Special Tag Match Right Before Ryogoku – Indie Jr. Champions! Defended 11 Times In Total: Keisuke Ishii & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka when Katsumura submitted Ohka with the Ninja Choke (29:50).

The main event came close to ending in a time limit draw. In the final minute Shuichiro Katsumura put Ken Ohka in the Ninja Choke while Keisuke Ishii got rid of Isami Kodaka with the Tiger Suplex. Ohka used a Vertical Drop Brainbuster to try and fight out of the choke but Katsumura held on and got the submission victory. Kodaka criticised Ohka for not lasting another 10 seconds to get the draw. But he was impressed by how strong Ishii & Katsumura are. He hopes to face them again even if his independent status makes it a little less possible. Ishii said he was surrounded by champions so he couldn’t lose today. He is now the best Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion of the bunch! Katsumura credited his drive to win back the title as the reason he won today. Ohka pointed out that he wrestled twice on the show.

For the Cosplay match Moeka Haruhi dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood, HARUKAZE was dressed as a Kyonshi vampire and Cherry was dressed as Haruhi, wearing her entire wrestling gear. The match finish had Haruhi climbing the corner to do the Diving Foot Stomp to HARUKAZE but Cherry snuck in and pinned HARUKAZE with the Spring Night Love before Haruhi could jump.

Shigehiro Irie offered to shake Shuhei Washida’s hand after their match. Washida slapped him across the face. An angry Irie kicked Washida away in response.

Kodaka got to reunite with Cherry at the end of the show. The two were part of Union Pro together from its launch to its closure. Their message is all wrestling is connected. You are alive with professional wrestling!


Tokorozawa Festival, Shota Provokes HEAT-UP, Indie Jr. All Star Tag, Washida Trial Series

October 9, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆TOKOROZAWA FESTIVAL”, 13/10/2019
Tokorozawa Ginza Central Square

1. Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida

A little mat pro wrestling match has been added to the Ganbare☆Wrestling calendar. The match will be held during a big festival in Tokorozawa that is expected to draw 200,000 visitors.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WORKING MAN 2019”, 26/10/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. If You Do It, Start Over! Shuhei Washida Trial Singles Match: Shuhei Washida Vs Shigehiro Irie
2. Iwasaki Family Vs Momota Family: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Chikara
3. Halloween Cosplay 3 Way Match: Moeka Haruhi Vs HARUKAZE Vs Cherry
4. Special Tag Match Right Before Ryogoku – Indie Jr. Champions! Defended 11 Times In Total: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shuichiro Katsumura
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles ~ Hattoshite Good Alps Industry Vs Gakusei Pro Wrestlers: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) Vs Yumehito Imanari, Shinichiro Tominaga & Joji Otani

At a recent HEAT-UP show Shota defeated Joji Otani in a singles match. Shota told him if he wanted a rematch it would have to be in a Ganpro ring. Otani approached Ganpro asking to get another match with Shota, this time for the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Ganpro is giving him what he wants and even provided the tag partners for him.

The Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title gets its own all star match with the current champion as well as previous champions teaming up against each other. The theme is both teams have a combined 11 title defences between them. Ken Ohka has 3 defences and Isami Kodaka has 8. Keisuke Ishii has 6 defences and Shuichiro Katsumura has 5.

Shuhei Washida is going through a trial series of singles matches, as is normal for pro wrestling rookies. First up he gets Shigehiro Irie.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR MAN 2019”, 09/11/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~The Second Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida~: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shuhei Washida
2. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Power Of Dream Vs Pancrase P’s Lab Yokohama~: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shunsuke Sayama
3. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Mr. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Mr. Showtime~: Ken Ohka Vs Shota

Shota has been the cause of bringing True GUTS-gun into Ganpro. Ohka gets his hands on him but this doesn’t look like the end of the rivalry.

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

1. Special Tag Match That Is Obsessed With The Distant Night Sky: Shuichiro Katsumura & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Masked Mystery & Shota
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DEP All Out Battle! The Third Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Shuhei Washida Vs Takaya Shibayama
3. Monthly Young Communication November Issue ~The First Time In Nine Years~: Keisuke Ishii Vs Michio Kageyama
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs ~Barren Twitter’s Perfect Match~: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kengo Takai & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4

Ganpro’s visit to Aichi is full of inter-promotional matches, mainly with DEP (Daiwa Entertainment Pro Wrestling).