Takeshita Back In Action, Umeda And HARUKAZE Out Of Action

September 14, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKADORO~”, 16/09/2018
Osaka Suminoe Maiko Hall

1. Two Big Single Match! ~Minami~: Toru Owashi Vs Super Sasadango Machine
2. Two Big Single Match! ~Kita~: Jun Kasai Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi Vs Yuni & Yuki Iino
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs MAO & Kazusada Higuchi Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii
5. Sanshiro Takagi & Hiroaki Moriya Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. RENEGADES Vs ALL OUT!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
7. Battle In The Big Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Meiko Satomura, HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Konosuke Takeshita is back from his injury a few shows earlier than planned and he wants to get right back into the action.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAIWAN RAMEN~”, 17/09/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre

1. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO, Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi
2. Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. Do Not Stop The DDT Video Group Camera! 3 Way Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Norikazu Fujioka Vs Yumehito Imanari
5. The Strongest Oyaji Decision Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Tanomusaku Toba
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
7. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special Tag Match: Meiko Satomura & HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

The question I have here is what does Takeshita want to do for Sumo Hall next month?

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE SHINKIBA?”, 22/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Hyper Misao Vs Hinano
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Kamifuku
3. Reika Saiki & Miu Vs Yuu & Raku
4. Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
5. Azusa Takigawa Debut 3rd Anniversary Memorial Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Miyu Yamashita
6. Mizuki Vs Maki Ito

Maki Ito is dominating the Dramatic General Election at the moment. Can this momentum be transferred into the wrestling ring when she faces her former teammate?

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018”, 23/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match ~ Booing 2018 New Member Audition: Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs X
0. Under Match: Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai & Yuni
1. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Ethan Page
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba, Keisuke Okuda & Yumehito Imanari
3. Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Iino Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase
4. Road To Ryogoku! 10-Man Elimination Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno & Super Sasadango Machine
5. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Kasai, Sabu & X Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
7. KO-D Openweight Title – Survival 3 Way Match: Meiko Satomura (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Danshoku Dieno

Kota Umeda is having more problems with his left knee and has opted to miss this show to take care of it. Keisuke Okuda takes his place in Match #2.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “CAN YOU CELEBRATE? 2018”, 29/09/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Spring! Summer! Autumn! Spring Comes Without Winter! Ganjo Special Tag Match!: Moeka Haruhi & Sumire Natsu Vs Yuu Yamagata & Shiori Akiba
2. Roar of POWER OF DREAM: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Kouki Iwasaki

HARUKAZE is out with an achilles tendon injury. Yuu Yamagata is now added to the women’s match and the teams are switched around a bit. Moeka Haruhi & Sumire Natsu were supposed to be opponents but will now team together.


Introducing Nodoka Tenma, BASARA Gets Ready For Korakuen

August 22, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING 2 ~NOW IT’S TIME TO ATTACK~”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hikari & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku
3. Hyper Misao Vs Priscilla Kelly
4. Azusa Takigawa Vs Saki Akai
5. Special Single Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Riho
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Maki Ito
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuu

The big sister Nodoka-oneesan is gone. Taking her place is Nodoka Tenma! Nodoka revealed her new name and her brand new look on Monday. This change is closer to Nodoka’s real personality than her previous gimmick. So far the fan response to her new look has been completely positive. She will also be getting a new entrance song for her first match as Tenma.

BASARA “BASARA 77 ~FEAST~”, 05/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Stretchman Man Vs Gouma Ryu
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano
3. Benmaru Tournament 0: Jun Masaoka Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Aikata Vs Bozu! Tag Showdown: Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe
5. Doki! Hardcore Match Full Of Cans: Isami Kodaka Vs FUMA
6. Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano

The main event is a nice mix of veterans and rookies teaming together to continue the BASARA Vs Dove Pro feud.

How much has changed since Isami Kodaka and FUMA last fought each other one on one? Normally a match like this would determine a future challenger for the Union MAX Title but this time around I think BASARA will go a different direction. This feels more like a tune-up match for Kodaka before he goes into the steel cage against Masashi Takeda.

It looks like we’re not getting any more Pro Wrestling Trials now that Banana Senga has transformed into Stretchman Man. I don’t think prosecutors are allowed to have a big hook over their hand inside a court room. At least I don’t remember seeing that in Boston Legal or any of the Phoenix Wright games.

BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LU YANG HOKO~”, 21/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Special Dark Match ~ Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry! Season 2: Gouma Ryu Vs Yasu Urano
1. Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Manabu Hara & Jun Masaoka
2. Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man Vs Daiki Shimomura, Akiyori Takizawa & Takato Nakano
3. Cielo Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji Vs Don Fujii, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe
4. Yoga Vs Aikata! Tag Showdown!: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
5. Takumi Tsukamoto 9th Anniversary Memorial Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Toru Sugiura Vs Kazuki Hashimoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
6. Hardcore Cage Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Masashi Takeda
7. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Takumi Tsukamoto is bringing is bringing in some pals from Big Japan and FREEDOMS to celebrate his 9 years as a pro wrestler.

At the last BASARA Korakuen Hall show in May we got to see Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Osamu Nishimura bond over yoga. Nishimura is back and this time he and Hiroshi are joining forces.

Alright Don Fujii!

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “CAN YOU CELEBRATE? 2018”, 29/09/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Spring! Summer! Autumn! Spring Comes Without Winter! Ganjo Special Tag Match!: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu & Shiori Akiba
2. Roar of POWER OF DREAM: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Kouki Iwasaki

Last year Sumire Natsu was a right pain in the neck for HARUKAZE. She’s back to cause more trouble.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2018 FINAL ROUND” Results

August 12, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 12/08/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
196 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Semi-Final: Yumehito Imanari defeated Shota with the Chubby Knee (15:00).
2. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Semi-Final: Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Survival Tobita with a Moonsault (3:24).
3. Over The Top Rope Only 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Hagane, Yuu Yamagata & Takeshi Okada defeated Ayumu Honda, Moeka Haruhi & Ryan Davidson (11:02).
3a. Moeka Haruhi eliminated Hagane by Ring Out (1:43).
3b. Takeshi Okada eliminated Ayumu Honda by Ring Out (6:02).
3c. Takeshi Okada and Moeka Haruhi eliminated each other by Double Ring Out (8:10).
3d. Yuu Yamagata eliminated Ryan Davidson by Ring Out (11:02).
4. Mitsuo Momota & Chikara defeated Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura when Momota pinned Ohka with the Backdrop (12:06).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated HARUKAZE with a Knee Drop (12:32).
*V4 for Keisuke Ishii.
6. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Final: Yumehito Imanari defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Chubby Knee (19:08).

Change is afoot in Ganbare☆Wrestling. The Imanari Revolution has succeeded in its goal in making Yumehito Imanari a main eventer but there were plenty of other stories on this show that mark a new landscape for the brand. Imanari’s hard fought victories over Shota and Shinichiro Tominaga resulted in him winning the second ever Ganbare☆Climax. To celebrate his achievement, Imanari said Ganpro will return to the location of its very first show, the Nanhai Ichigaya Memorial Clinic on 13th September.

Imanari’s victory speech was interrupted by an unexpected figure. Kouki Iwasaki entered the ring. He said there is a lot he wants to do in Ganpro like the match with Shuichiro Katsumura he was supposed to have on New Year’s Eve. Imanari thanked Iwasaki for coming and is happy to have him on board with Ganpro. Imanari then invited Sanshiro Takagi to enter the ring for a favour. He told him he wants Ganpro to run Korakuen Hall again and he found out that DDT has the venue booked for 16th December. Takagi wanted to know who leaked him that information but Imanari said Takagi left the schedule visible on his desk at DDT HQ. Imanari invited everyone to tweet non-stop at Takagi to give over the date but he immediately gave it up.

You may have noticed something isn’t right about what was written so far. How come Imanari gets to make the decisions now instead of Ganpro’s founder Ken Ohka? Well that’s because Ohka has walked out! He was beaten again today this time by Mitsuo Momota in a tag match. Afterwards Ohka grabbed his suitcase and left the building yelling “I don’t know” and “I am in trouble” at nearby reporters.

HARUKAZE put up a good effort against Keisuke Ishii by targeting his arm with Cross Armbreakers. But she fell to a Lariat and a Middle Kick both to the back of the head followed by a Knee Drop.

It looks like Survival Tobita isn’t up to scratch when he wrestles a regular match. He quickly ran out of steam and was easily put away by Tominaga in the Ganbare☆Climax semi-final.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2018 1ST ROUND” Results

August 11, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2018 1ST ROUND”, 11/08/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
158 Fans

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Ayumu Honda with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (12:43).
*V3 for Keisuke Ishii.
2. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1: Shota defeated Mitsuo Momota with a School Boy (7:23).
3. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1: Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Yuu Yamagata with an Inside Cradle (6:03).
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: HARUKAZE defeated Hagane by Ring Out (11:23).
Order Of Elimination: Ryan Davidson, Moeka Haruhi, Chikara, Shuichiro Katsumura, Takeshi Okada and Hagane.
5. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1 – No DQ & No Ropes Match: Survival Tobita defeated Ken Ohka with the Piledriver onto a Chair (13:10).
6. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1 – No DQ & No Ropes Match: Yumehito Imanari defeated Shin Mokujin Ken by Knockout with a Diving Elbow from the balcony (8:10).

The 2018 Ganbare☆Climax kicked off in violent fashion with the top two matches of the 1st Round. It was agreed that the main event and semi-main event would take place under Saitama Wrestling rules which meant no DQs, no countouts and no ropes attached to the ring. Yumehito Imanari knew that he had to go the extra mile to beat the stiff wooden monster known as Shin Mokujin Ken so he dressed Commando style for the match. He hid underneath a box so he could ambush Ken during its entrance but Ken was ready for him. Next, Imanari took out a machine gun and fired at Ken but the creature was not effected by the bullets. They brawled outside over to the balcony and Imanari knocked Ken into the wall with the Chubby Knee strike. Ken fell on top of a pile of boxes and couldn’t get up. Imanari then finished it off by finding his way up to the balcony and jumping off to hit a Diving Elbow Drop! Imanari was able to get up but Ken couldn’t answer the referee so Imanari was declared the winner by Knockout! When the match was over Imanari said for the last month he hated Ken. But today he felt a fresh sensation when they fought each other. Imanari now realises Ken isn’t a monster, he’s more like a forest fairy! Imanari broke down into tears and apologised for shooting Ken with a machine gun. He admits that was unnecessary. The world needs to be more peaceful and to do that Imanari will wrestle his enemies instead of shooting guns at them. Ken accepted his apology and the two gave each other a fist bump.

The other No Ropes, No DQ Match did not have as happy of an ending. Last year’s Ganbare☆Climax winner Ken Ohka was eliminated by Survival Tobita! Ohka was busted open early during an outside brawl and Tobita made it worse with more weapon attacks including a sawblade and a plunger. Ohka fought back with his own weapons which were all ordinary items found inside a suitcase. He got a nearfall with the Fire Spear outside the ring. The match went back into the ring and Ohka tried to finish off Tobita with a Piledriver. But Tobita countered it with a Back Body Drop onto chairs and the suitcase. Tobita hit a Piledriver of his own onto the chairs and that got him the win. Both men were on the mat by the end but Tobita still had enough in him to speak. He questioned if Ohka did his best today. Tobita gives his best because he knows as a 50 year old man that it will all be taken away from him someday. If Ohka is just going to tread water he may as well go smoke cigarettes instead of wrestle. Tobita told Ohka to ask himself again what is Ganbare☆Wrestling? Ohka still has more to do to answer that.

In the remaining 1st Round matches Shota beat a grumpy Mitsuo Momota by holding onto his tights during a School Boy. Shinichiro Tominaga eliminated Yuu Yamagata from the tournament by kissing her for a distraction then rolling her up with a Small Package for the three count. The semi-finals tomorrow will be Shota Vs Imanari and Tobita Vs Tominaga.

Besides the Ganbare☆Climax opening round, the rest of the show was all about the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. The day kicked off with Keisuke Ishii successfully defending the belt against Ayumu Honda. Later in the show HARUKAZE won a Battle Royal to get the next title shot tomorrow. The match included a last minute entry from Texas wrestler Ryan Davidson. He looked to be a threat early so the rest of the field all joined forces to eliminate him. Ishii congratulated HARUKAZE for winning the match and told her it was great to see a woman getting a title match. He then called for his next challenger to come into the ring. HARUKAZE told Ishii that she is the next challenger. Ishii was a little annoyed by the idea but he agreed to the match. He won’t lose to a chick show! HARUKAZE got fired up and told Ishii she will beat him to become the new champion tomorrow!


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TAIYO NO SEASON 2018” Results

July 15, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TAIYO NO SEASON 2018”, 14/07/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall
181 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Prince Of Uguisudani Vs Prince Of Taiwan: Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Rekka with the Uguisudani Crossface (8:02).
2. GanJo Spring No. 1!: Moeka Haruhi defeated HARUKAZE with a Diving Foot Stomp (8:15).
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Shuichiro Katsumura & Facade defeated Shota & Katsumi Oribe when Katsumura submitted Oribe with the Ninja Choke (13:52).
4. Road To Independent World Jr!? Hitori Shiten Pro Wrestling Vs Silent Arm Cross: Ayumu Honda & Kyu Mogami defeated Keisuke Ishii & Chikara when Honda submitted Chikara with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker (12:29).
5. This Is Ganbare☆Wrestling! ~Charisma Vs Revolutionary~: Ken Ohka Vs Yumehito Imanari ended in a No Contest when Survival Tobita and Shin Mokujin Ken interfered. (13:30).
5a. Emergency Special Match: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari defeated Survival Tobita & Shin Mokujin Ken by Disqualification when Ken attacked the referee (2:33).

The battle for Ganbare☆Wrestling went in a bizarre direction when the main event was interrupted by Survival Tobita and a new version of one of his most infamous monster wrestlers Shin Mokujin Ken (I think the original was killed by Mecha Mummy in Chikara Pro)! Tobita gave Ken Ohka a Piledriver while Ken attacked Yumehito Imanari. Ohka immediately changed the main event into a tag team match but that was thrown out when Ken attacked the referee. Tobita told Ohka he wasn’t working hard enough. Tobita is crazier than Ohka is and to prove it he captured Mokujin Ken and brought him to Ganpro to cause some chaos! Ohka called for a truce with Imanari so they can fight back together. They decided that Ohka will face Tobita and Imanari will fight Ken in the first round of the Ganbare☆Climax on 11th August! Imanari said that the Imanari Revolution is no joke. His dream is to lead Ganpro back to Korakuen Hall!

Ayumu Honda used the referee as a shield to block Chikara and leave him open for the Cross Armbreaker. After the match Keisuke Ishii announced he will defend the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title against Honda on 11th August. Honda wanted to change the date because he is already booked for a K-DOJO show in Chiba that day. Ishii convinced Honda to take the match because the Ganpro show in Narimasu takes place early in the afternoon while the K-DOJO show will be at night.

Shuichiro Katsumura & Facade are both ninjas so they made a good team today. They both did ninja poses to celebrate their win.

HARUKAZE wanted a rematch with Moeka Haruhi on 11th August but there is not enough room on the card to make it happen. Ohka instead offered to enter both HARUKAZE and Haruhi into the Battle Royal to determine who faces the Independent World Jr. Champion the next day. Both accepted.

The Uguisudani Crossface used by Shinichiro Tominaga is also known as the Buffalo Sleeper.

The eight participants for the 2018 Ganbare☆Climax are Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Shinichiro Tominaga, Shota, Survival Tobita, Shin Makujin Ken, Mitsuo Momota and Yuu Yamagata.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018” Results

June 17, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
147 Fans

1. The Scent Of Ryukyu Blown By Ganpro ~Abandon Small Differences~: Aaron Anders & Black Ribera defeated Shota & Rekka when Anders pinned Rekka with the Twisting Flapjack (10:39).
2. Fresh Confrontation! Sweet Spring Cucumbers!: Kyuri defeated HARUKAZE with the Blockbuster Hold (7:24).
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Chinko Pro Wrestling – First And Last Sexual Battle!?: Mineo Fujita defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Swanton Bomb (10:11).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Ideological Struggle ~The Enemy Of Yesterday Is The Friend Of Today~: Yumehito Imanari & Takeshi Okada defeated Ken Ohka & Brian Aki when Imanari pinned Aki with the Chubby Knee (11:36).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Shuichiro Katsumura with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (21:56).
*V2 for Keisuke Ishii.

From the bottom of his heart, Keisuke Ishii thanked Shuichiro Katsumura for their match today. They hugged and Katsumura left the ring so Ishii could find out who his next challenger would be. Ken Ohka made his way down to the ring but was overtaken by Ayumu Honda from K-DOJO. Honda pointed at the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title belt, shook Ishii’s hand and left the ring. Ishii didn’t take the hint and asked who his next challenger is. Ohka tried to enter the ring again but Honda beat him to it once more and this time gave Ishii a Codebreaker. He then grabbed Ishii’s hand and shook it again before leaving. When Ishii regained consciousness he once again asked who his challenger is. Ohka gave up and told him it was Honda. Ishii agreed to it. He also told Ohka that he wants to defend the title on both days of the Ganbare☆Climax in August because Ishii wants the belt to shine.

The Imanari Revolution is still on a roll with Yumehito Imanari picking up another win. Imanari told Ohka afterwards that he cannot wait any longer for them to finally have their singles match so they should do it on the 14th July show! Ohka accepted the challenge. Later at the end of the show Imanari interrupted Ohka’s closing speech and took it over.

All low blows were legal in the Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Mineo Fujita match. Tominaga eventually had enough and told Fujita that he wants to get married and have children some day. When the Low Blows stopped, Fujita was able to beat Tominaga with the Swanton Bomb.

Ohka told HARUKAZE that her next match in July will be against Moeka Haruhi. She is formerly from WAVE and is now a freelancer.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DREAMING I WAS DREAMING 2018” Results

April 29, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DREAMING I WAS DREAMING 2018”, 28/04/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
156 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Waiting Room And Backstage Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Chikara defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Gota Ihashi and Yukihiro Abe when Chikara pinned Ihashi with the Saber Chop from the Ladder (11:09).
2. HARUKAZE, Triumphant Return From A Family Trip: Saki defeated HARUKAZE with the Kawaii Knee Drop (7:33).
3. Ganpuro Family Vs Katsumura-gun: Shuichiro Katsumura & Black Ribera defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & Katsumi Oribe when Katsumura submitted Tominaga with the Ninja Choke (16:02).
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii defeated Ken Ohka (c) with the Kneel Kick (14:27).
*Ken Ohka fails in V1. Keisuke Ishii becomes the 27th Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion!
5. Fanfare For The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari defeated Takeshi Okada with a Clothesline (11:13).

This show marks five years of Ganbare☆Wrestling. The promotion has always been about Ken Ohka first and foremost but Yumehito Imanari now takes offence to that. When the show began Imanari asked Ohka why does he always get the main event? Why does Ohka get to be the face of Ganpuro? Imanari asked if Ohka ever tweeted from the official Ganpuro account. He then asked if Ohka even knows the account’s password. Ohka stayed silent. If Ohka doesn’t know the password then he doesn’t deserve to be the face of Ganpuro. Today is the beginning of the Imanari Revolution! Ohka defended himself and said as the face of Ganpuro and the reigning Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion he had to be in today’s main event. The ring announcer proved him wrong when he revealed the match order that had Imanari Vs Takeshi Okada in the main event and Ohka’s title defence underneath.

In the main event Imanari was accompanied by Yukihiro Abe carrying homemade flags with “Imanari Revolution” written on it. With a new wave of confidence, Imanari took the fight to Okada. He dropped him with the Northern Lights Bomb and hit Clothesline after Clothesline from all directions until Okada could not kick out of the pins any longer. Okada protested that he raised his shoulder up in time but the result stood. As part of their agreement before the match, Okada now has to give the LINE ID address of the cute woman who cuts his hair to Imanari. Imanari also wants to challenge Shuichiro Katsumura to a one on one match next month. Katsumura approves of Imanari grabbing momentum when it comes to him but that doesn’t mean his skill has grown also. His revolution won’t succeed without strength. With that said, Katsumura accepted the challenge. Imanari closed the show by playing “BAD COMMUNICATION”. The song is the tune for Ganpuro as well as Ohka. Ohka and Imanari had another argument after the show over who should be the face of Ganpuro. Ohka also wants to know what their Twitter password is.

Ohka’s day went from bad to worse when he lost his championship to Keisuke Ishii. Ohka quickly went for the Brainbuster on the outside but Ishii reversed it. Ohka later went for the Fire Spear but it was countered with a Front Knee Kick. Ohka came back with a short range Spear. Ishii turned the tables by countering a Kido Clutch into a Tiger Suplex. He then hit the Kneel Kick for the three count. Ishii was so happy to win a title that he’s dreamed of ever since he was a trainee. He told Ohka if any Ganpuro wrestler ever wants to challenge him for the title he will accept it.

Shuichiro Katsumura kicked Shinichiro Tominaga in the face so many times during their tag match that Tominaga begged him to stop. He said that he needed to help with his daughter’s spring break homework but it was just a distraction so he could push Katsumura into the referee. Tominaga went for the Erotic Driver but Katsumura turned it into the Ninja Choke and quickly made him give up.

Saki refused to shake HARUKAZE’s hand at the start of their match because HARUKAZE missed last month’s show. They were supposed to face each other last month but HARUKAZE missed it to go on a family trip to Dubai. They had a conversation about her vacation while they wrestled.

Everyone in the Falls Count Anywhere Match came armed with a weapon. Sanshiro Takagi had bottle rockets, Gota Ihashi wore boxing gloves and Chikara brought out a ladder. Takagi also brought out a bag of erotic magazines and forced them onto his opponent’s faces until Yukihiro Abe stopped him with an Enzuigiri. Abe and Ihashi then gave Takagi the Golden☆Trigger. Chikara spun around with the ladder on his shoulders to knock everyone down then hit the Saber Chop from the ladder to Ihashi for the win.

Shuhei Washida came out at the start of the show and said he is out of action with a herniated disc. He regrets getting injured so soon into his career with only four matches under his belt. He hopes he will be back soon.