Fantastic Imanari, Wrestle Princess II Title Matches, Record Of Ragnarok, Ganpro Goes Shopping

September 17, 2021

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 18/09/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari
4. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Koroku
5. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano
6. Yokohama Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Keigo Nakamura Vs Chris Brookes & HARASHIMA

The third man in Pheromones has been revealed. Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari has been won over by the erotic antics of this new unit and has joined their cause. The first three matches of the show have been altered slightly to fit him into the card.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~”, 20/09/2021
Aichi East Sports Center 2nd Stadium

1. Hyper Misao Vs Pom Harajuku
2. 3 Way Match: Nodoka Tenma Vs Miu Watanabe Vs Kaya Toribami
3. Mizuki Vs Arisu Endo
4. Maki Itoh Vs Moka Miyamoto
5. Hikari Noa & Suzume & Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko
6. Miyu Yamashita, Nao Kakuta & Raku Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Kamifuku

Things are heating up as we get closer and closer to “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”. Champions and their challengers have a few more warm-up matches with each other until then.

BASARA “BASARA 170 ~HOJIRO~”, 20/09/2021
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs SAGAT & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Jacket Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Shiori Asahi
3. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: FUMA (4) Vs Takato Nakano (2)
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (4) Vs Masato Kamino (2)
5. Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano Vs Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Leo Isaka

Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League Standings

1. FUMA (4)
-. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
4. Masato Kamino (2)
-. Takato Nakano (2)

The league is reaching the final stage of matches. The top two wrestlers at the end of the show will face off in the final on 28th September. I don’t have the energy to figure out what happens if Takato Nakano and Masato Kamino win their matches. If both of them win then that means all five wrestlers finish in first place tied at 4 points each!

The last day of Jacket Matches were a mixed bag for Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. He won one and lost one, leaving him stuck at #8 in the rankings. His latest opponent Shiori Asahi is currently ranked #15.

GANBARE☆PRO “BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA PLEASURE STYLE 2021”, 25/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Ganjo Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuna Manase, Yuna Mizumori & YuuRI Vs Asuka, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. THE HALFEE Vs Team Sanyo Sanin Full Scale Battle: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Minoru Fujita, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & MAO Vs Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki
4. IJ Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai & Shota (c) Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganpro Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shigehiro Irie
6. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

Shinjiro Otani is unable to wrestle on the show after fracturing his left arm at the last Ganbare☆Pro show. Keisuke Ishii will now face Shigehiro Irie in the special singles match. It will be the first singles match between them in over three years. MAO is also coming in to take Irie’s place in Match #3.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuya Koroku
0. Under Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yumiko Hotta Vs Shinya Aoki & Mizuki Watase
1. Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari (w/ Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno) Vs Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani
2. Record Of Ragnarok Collaboration Match ~ Gods Vs Humanity~: Daisuke “Zeus” Sekimoto, Kazusada “Beelzebub” Higuchi, Yukio “Susanoo-no-Mikoto” Naya & “Apollo” Vs Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno, MAO & Keigo Nakamura
3. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
4. Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiko Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata
5. DAMNATION Dissolution Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

Both Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes are aiming high for their KO-D Openweight Title match. Brookes is calling this the most important match in his 14 year career and he will not waste his opportunity. Takeshita wants his rivalry with Brookes to be the peak for this era of DDT, just like Kota Ibushi Vs Kenny Omega was for a previous era.

DDT is collaborating with “Record Of Ragnarok” for a special match. The series is about Humanity fighting for its very survival in a deadly fighting tournament against Gods. It has a manga, a Netflix produced anime and will soon launch a live action stage show. One team led by Daisuke Sekimoto will represent the Gods from the anime and will wrestle in special costumes made for the match. If that’s not enough, Riki Choshu will also be there to provide special guest commentary.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”, 09/10/2021
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

1. International Princess Title: Yuki Kamifuku (c) Vs Yuki Aino
2. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Maki Itoh

Two more title matches are now official. NEO Biishiki-gun have still shown interest in getting Mizuki to join them. She refuses and along with Yuka Sakazaki wants to regain the Princess Tag Team Titles.

Yuki Aino bounced back from her clean loss to Miyu Yamashita by pinning Hikari Noa in a tag match. With her recent record against champions, Aino has enough claim to challenge for the International Princess Title. Noa isn’t afraid to take the match to dangerous levels in order to keep the belt over her shoulder.

The complete card for “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” will be revealed tomorrow.

GANBARE☆PRO “TOKOROZAWA PARK TOWN BOX SHOPPING STREET SHOW”, 16/10/2021
Saitama Tokorozawa Park Town Shopping Street Fresh Ariyama

1. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & YuuRI Vs Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Shuichiro Katsumura & SAGAT Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Gota Ihashi
3. Fresh Ariyama Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Yasu Urano, Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga

Ganpro are holding a free show outside the Fresh Ariyama store in Tokorozawa Park Town. They held a show like this before two years ago but this time there will be a wrestling ring set up.


GANBARE☆PRO “HARLEY DAVIDSON AND MARLBORO MAN 2021” Results

September 12, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “HARLEY DAVIDSON & MARLBORO MAN 2021”, 12/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
104 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match I: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Takahiro Katori with the Crossface Lock (10:15).
2. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match II: Cherry defeated YuuRI with the Cherryton Bomb (9:31).
3. Ganpro Special Mixed 6-Person Tag Match: Shinichiro Tominaga, Makoto & HARUKAZE defeated Shota, Moeka Haruhi & Miyako Matsumoto when Tominaga pinned Shota with a Crushed Oklahoma Roll (10:58).
4. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match III: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Shu Sakurai by Referee Stoppage with the Ninja Choke (15:38).
5. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match Part 2: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when Ishii pinned Imanari with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (13:52).
6. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match ~ 26 Year Revenge For The Master: Shinjiro Otani defeated Kouki Iwasaki with a Cobra Hold (20:39).

Shinjiro Otani won the main event but may have come out of it with an injury to his left arm. He ignored the pain to continue fighting Kouki Iwasaki, eventually making him submit to the Cobra Hold. Otani said he is glad to have met Iwasaki in the ring. He also thinks that he himself now belongs in Ganbare☆Pro and wants the promotion to continue inspiring him.

An eager Ken Ohka wanted to deal with both Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie at the same time. Yumehito Imanari didn’t want to feel left out of the anniversary celebration so he stood with Ohka ready to fight. Late in the match Ohka hit Irie with the Fire Spear and left it all to Imanari. Unfortunately Ishii got the upper hand and pinned Imanari with the Tiger Suplex. At the end of the show, Ohka gave a speech saying he believes Ganpro can become just as good as NOAH, DDT, New Japan, WWE and AEW! Ganpro’s Korakuen Hall show on 25th September will be the next stepping stone towards that goal.

For his final singles match Shu Sakurai brought out the big gun. He used the Splash Mountain on Shuichiro Katsumura but was too close to the ropes for the pin to count. Katsumura took advantage of the mistake by trapping Sakurai in a Cross Armbreaker. He then transitioned to the Ninja Choke and held on until Daisuke Kiso stopped the match in his favour. Katsumura was honest after the match and said he was going to win easily. But he was lenient to Sakurai to make the match a bit more enjoyable for everyone. Next time in Korakuen all of THE HALFEE will be together for Sakurai’s send off match. Sakurai reminded everyone this isn’t a retirement match.

Shinichiro Tominaga got one over on Shota by pinning him to win the trios match. Shota reminded him that Miyako Matsumoto is not his tag partner so things will be different at the IJ Tag Team Titles match.

The newcomer YuuRI was put to the test by Cherry. YuuRI focused on using a Sleeper Hold but Cherry figured her game plan out and targeted her opponent’s legs. From there Cherry kept up the pressure and won with the Cherryton Bomb.

Takahiro Katori taunted Nobuhiro Shimatani during their match. He asked if his attacks were weakened because DAMNATION is disbanding? The insults fired up Shimatani into making a comeback and winning the match.


Endo Visits Kobashi, 121000000 Still Alive, Ganpro’s Big Matches

August 31, 2021

Earlier this week Tetsuya Endo visited Kenta Kobashi at his gym to talk about his successful KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”. Kobashi praised Endo for getting bigger. He noticed Endo’s movements haven’t changed and his posture in the air is good so his weight gain isn’t negatively effecting his performance. Endo was advised to target 95-100kg for his ideal weight. However Kobashi also said that Endo didn’t stand out much during the match. Instead the focus was entirely on Yuji Hino and Saki Akai.

Kobashi moved on to talking about Endo’s rivalries with Konosuke Takeshita and Jun Akiyama. He thinks Takeshita defeating Akiyama while Endo couldn’t is the kind of frustration Endo needs in order to become stronger. That along with the support of his fans is what can make Endo the champion again. Endo then showed Kobashi a video of a brand new finishing move he is working on, one nobody else has seen yet. Kobashi approves of it and recommends Endo to work on his arm strength because it is the key to make this mystery move work. He also told him to give it a good name so it will become the move that represents Endo. After an hour long talk, Endo worked out in the gym with Kobashi coaching him.

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~”, 01/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

My nightmare of trying to write up the Muscle show report is back. Let’s see what 2.9 Dimensional ideas Muscle Sakai has for The Finisher Boys and The Folding Chair Boys this time. Maybe Endo will do another run in.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 SUMMER ~STEP AND A STEP~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Hikari Noa & Kaya Toribami
2. Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Arisu Endo
3. Shoko Nakajima, Raku & Moka Miyamoto Vs Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Haruna Neko
4. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Pom Harajuku Vs Hyper Misao, Nao Kakuta & Nodoka Tenma
5. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh Vs Yuki Aino & Marika Kobashi

The 121000000 tag team is still alive even though Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh have a big match against each other coming up. Itoh originally thought they would have to split up but Yamashita convinced her that continuing their team will not effect their match at “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”.

GANBARE☆PRO “HARLEY DAVIDSON & MARLBORO MAN 2021”, 12/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Special Mixed 6-Person Tag Match: Shota, Moeka Haruhi & Miyako Matsumoto Vs Shinichiro Tominaga, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Triple Big Singles Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Takahiro Katori
3. Ganpro Triple Big Singles Match: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shu Sakurai
4. Ganpro Triple Big Singles Match ~ 26 Year Revenge For The Master: Shinjiro Otani Vs Kouki Iwasaki
5. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match Part 2: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Look at Shinjiro Otani. He is spoiled for choice when it comes to matches against the Ganbare☆Pro roster. They all want a piece of him and he wants them too. Otani asked for a match against Kouki Iwasaki because Iwasaki’s mentor is Kenichi Yamamoto. In 1995 Yamamoto defeated Otani at a UWFi event. 26 years later Otani gets a chance to get some measure of revenge by fighting his student.

Shu Sakurai will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from Ganpro after 25th September. He explains this decision is being made for positive reasons and he will be using his experience from wrestling to take on new challenges. This is not a retirement from pro wrestling so he may return some day having grown as a pro wrestler and also as a person. Before he leaves, Sakurai wants to wrestle Shuichiro Katsumura so he gets to have that match.

GANBARE☆PRO “BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA PLEASURE STYLE 2021”, 25/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Yuna Mizumori Vs Asuka & HARUKAZE
2. THE HALFEE Vs Team Sanyo Sanin Full Scale Battle: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Minoru Fujita, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Shigehiro Irie Vs Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki
4. IJ Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai & Shota (c) Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganpro Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinjiro Otani
6. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

Otani’s other big singles match this month is a first time one on one meeting with Keisuke Ishii. His appearance in Ganpro has given Ishii new motivation after he went through a slump from losing the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. Ishii made the challenge and Otani has been impressed enough with his work to accept it.

Tenryu Project has approved of Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga’s challenge for the IJ Tag Team Titles. They gave Kenichiro Arai & Shota permission to defend the belts after the champions accepted the challenge.

It was Otani’s idea to get Tatsuhito Takaiwa booked on the show. I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been noticing this Ganpro/ZERO1 relationship for a while and I wonder if it will lead to anything more permanent down the road.

Sakurai ends his wrestling career with the rest of THE HALFEE.


GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021” Results

August 29, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021”, 28/08/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
101 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganpro Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie defeated Takahiro Katori with the Beast Bomber (12:32).
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Asuka defeated Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE when Asuka pinned HARUKAZE with the Liger Bomb (8:28).
3. Special Tag Match That Leaves No Stone Unturned: Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Yasu Urano & Shota when Tominaga pinned Shota with the JK (12:28).
4. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Seiya Morohashi defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Shu Sakurai when Ohka pinned Sakurai with the Flame Spear (14:09).
5. Ganpro Special 6-Man Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka defeated Shinjiro Otani, Yumehito Imanari & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Ishii pinned Shimatani with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (22:29).

Ever since Keisuke Ishii lost the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title he felt like he had taken a step backwards in Ganbare☆Pro. But he has gotten out of his sad state and regained motivation once Shinjiro Otani started wrestling here. After winning today’s main event, Ishii asked Otani for a singles match at the 25th September Korakuen Hall show! Otani has been impressed by Ishii’s matches and can’t refuse a challenge from him so he accepted. However Otani also had a few requests of his own. First, he wants a singles match against Kouki Iwasaki somewhere down the road. He found out Iwasaki is a disciple of Kenichi Yamamoto, an old rival of his. He wants to wrestle Iwasaki for that reason. And second, he invited Tatsuhito Takaiwa to participate on the Korakuen show because he has the date free in his schedule. He hopes Ganpro will put him in a suitable match.

The first match in Ken Ohka’s 20th Anniversary celebration went a bit off the rails. Seiya Morohashi ignored the big team entrance and went straight to fighting Shuichiro Katsumura & Shu Sakurai. A Waterwheel Drop from Sakurai almost pinned Ohka but he kicked out. Sakurai was then hit with two Spears, one from Morohashi and then the Flame Spear from Ohka to end the match. Ohka and Katsumura almost came to blows afterwards but Sakurai stopped them and gave an important announcement. For private reasons he will have his final pro wrestling match on 25th September. He explains this is a positive decision and to treat this more like a vacation away from wrestling rather than a retirement. He now only has one month left to wrestle but he will do his best for the remainder of it. Ohka supports Sakurai’s decision and told him to come back when he is able to. Sakurai said backstage that he wants his remaining matches to be with THE HALFEE and Katsumura in particular. He noticed Katsumura left the ring during his announcement.

Both Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga are currently in the hunt to win championships. That’s why today was a big match for them because Shota currently holds one half of the IJ Tag Team Titles that were revived by Tenryu Project earlier this year. Tominaga pinned Shota in today’s match and challenged him to put the titles on the line against them at Korakuen Hall. Shota blamed the defeat on Yasu Urano and said he would not have lost today if the other champion Kenichiro Arai was teaming with him. Shota accepted the challenge but warned that Tenryu Project needs to authorize the title match first before it can take place.


DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1” Results

July 30, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1”, 30/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE
186 Fans – No Vacancy

1. MAO & Yukio Naya defeated Akito & Gota Ihashi when Naya submitted Ihashi with the Naya Link E (9:15).
2. Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi defeated SHINGO with the Dramatic Dream Twister (10:31).
3. Saki Akai Produce Match: Kazusada Clark, Yukio Ochanomizu & Saki Akamon defeated Regent Hirata, Yuko Kamisori & One Punch Nakamura when Clark pinned Kamisori with a Lariat (11:35).
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match ~Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Are Also A Classic!~: Toru Owashi, Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Yuki Ueno defeated Shinigami after they moved his heart (4:43).
5. HARASHIMA Produce Match – DISASTER BOX Vs Ganpro!: Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii defeated HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura when Katsumura submitted Yoshimura with the Ninja Choke (17:28).
6. Chris Brookes & Hideki Okatani defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Yuya Koroku when Okatani submitted Koroku with a Crab Hold (22:18).

Summertime means it’s time for DDT to go back to the beer garden. Normally the headline match goes to one of the wrestler self-produced matches but this year the Day 1 spotlight was given to Hideki Okatani and Yuya Koroku. The tag match also involved Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes but the final moments came down to the youngsters. Okatani got the better of Koroku in a duel of Elbow Strikes and almost won with a Running Elbow Smash. He had to make Koroku give up to a Crab Hold to get the win in the end. Okatani got to give the show closing speech. He wants to win his matches on all the Beer Garden shows this year.

The visiting Ganbare☆Pro team were victorious over DISASTER BOX. Even they were surprised by the result! While HARASHIMA and Keisuke Ishii kicked each other back and forth on the ring apron, Naomi Yoshimura tangled with Shuichiro Katsumura in the ring. Katsumura caught his opponent’s Lariat and countered it into the Ninja Choke. He kept the move locked in until the referee stopped the match in his favour. HARASHIMA took the loss well and along with Yoshimura shook hands with his opponents after the match.

The annual ghost story from Hisaya Imabayashi almost never took place. First a delay was announced because everyone involved in the match was caught in a traffic accident on the way to the venue. Imabayashi arrived in a hurry and explained to everyone they crashed into a dump truck. He wasn’t hurt in the accident but the four wrestlers were all sent to the hospital in an unconscious state. He broke down and cried in the ring until suddenly Toru Owashi, Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine and Yuki Ueno all climbed into the ring and began wrestling their match. However nobody at ringside was reacting to them, leaving the wrestlers feeling confused. All of a sudden, a Shinigami appeared and told the wrestlers they all died in the traffic accident earlier due to Sasadango’s bad driving. Their souls made it to Shinjuku FACE because it was their duty to still wrestle but the time had come for him to take their souls to the afterlife. The wrestlers begged for their lives and struck a deal with the Shinigami. He would bring them back to life for five minutes so they could wrestle their last match. They were revived, giving Yukinori Matsui a big shock, and they went straight into the 4 Way. But there was a twist from Shinigami. He would spare the winner of the match and only take the souls of the losers! Ueno ended up winning the match by making Sasadango tap out to a Sleeper Hold. However Ueno offered to sacrifice himself to Shinigami in order to spare the other three. Each of the wrestlers all did the same until Shinigami got annoyed and decided to revive all of them. The wrestlers celebrated until Imabayashi tried to scare them all with the evil point he always does during his ghost stories. But nothing happened. They didn’t even notice him. Imabayashi was confused until the Shinigami tapped on his shoulder and told him it was time for them to leave. That was when Imabayashi realized he was dead all along. The room went dark and then “Wild Thing” played.

It was a bunch of family fortunes in Match #3. The relatives of six DDT wrestlers were gathered together for a 6-Man Tag Match. One team was made up of well behaved high school students: Kazusada Clark, Yukio Ochanomizu & Saki Akamon. Their opponents Regent Hirata, Yuko Kamisori & One Punch Nakamura were all delinquents. Hirata bullied Ochanomizu for his money. Ochanomizu offered him his lunch bread instead but Hirata slapped it away. They continued to bully the students until they stripped off Ochanomizu’s jacket to discover his body was covered in tattoos. The tables turned anf Ochanomizu led his team to fight back against the bullies. Clark confessed his love for Kamisori after the match and they kissed in the ring.

Bicycles were legal when Sanshiro Takagi went to war with wrestler/cyclist SHINGO. First SHINGO cycled out in his full costume then Takagi appeared with the revived and upgraded Dramatic Dream! SHINGO asked for his legs to not be targeted because he has a race next week but his pleas were ignored as Takagi attacked them. They soon brought their bikes into the ring and cycled into each other. SHINGO got the upper hand at first but Takagi eventually lifted both him and his bicycle high in the air for an Argentine Backbreaker. Takagi then attached a drill to the Dramatic Dream and used it to smash a plastic box into SHINGO. Takagi then finished him off with the Dramatic Dream Twister. He praised SHINGO and his trainers at HEAT-UP for a great performance after the match.

MAO & Yukio Naya were a well oiled machine together against Akito & Gota Ihashi. Naya Choke Slammed Akito onto his partner and then put Ihashi in a Cobra Twist. MAO made the letter E with his body and climbed on top of them to add more pressure to the hold, causing Ihashi to give up.


This Weekend Revolves Around The Trios Titles, Complete Beer Garden Cards, DDT Teenage Project

July 16, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 17/07/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Hikari Noa & Marika Kobashi Vs Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto
2. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Arisu Endo & Kaya Toribami
3. 3 Way Match: Yuki Kamifuku Vs Raku Vs Pom Harajuku
4. Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Nao Kakuta & Mahiro Kiryu
5. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Mizuki Vs Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume

Haruna Neko will be absent from the show due to family circumstances.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN UTSUNOMIYA”, 17/07/2021
Tochigi Prefectural Cultural Center Sub-Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Akito
2. Goro Tsurumi’s Genes Vs Mysterious Faction!: Sanshiro Takagi & Naoshi Sano Vs Danshoku Dieno & Demonio Uno
3. Utsunomiya Specialty Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Antonio Honda
4. Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
5. HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuki Iino
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie

This weekend The 37KAMIINA turns its attention over to DAMNATION.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHIROISHI”, 18/07/2021
Miyagi Shiroishi White Cube

1. Hideki Okatani Vs Yuya Koroku
2. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino Vs Akito & Kazuki Hirata
3. Chris Brookes Vs Yusuke Okada
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
5. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
6. Shiroishi Specialty Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles will be a big focus on this show. The 37KAMIINA and DAMNATION battle over the belts in the main event. Not far away from them, Saki Akai is cooking up an idea to bring the titles back to Eruption. The rest of Eruption aren’t hot on the idea and think Akai isn’t ready to go through with it. Whatever it is she is planning, she will take charge over it.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN NAGOYA”, 23/07/2021
Nagoya City Tsuyuhashi Sports Center

1. Antonio Honda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Miso Nikomi Udon! Kishimen! Ankake Spaghetti Special 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs The Intelligent Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Saki Akai & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Yusuke Okada & Yukio Naya
4. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Chris Brookes
5. Nagoya Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuya Koroku
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

As the summer tour rolls on, Konosuke Takeshita and Jun Akiyama are adding more stakes to their big title match. Now it is two big title matches.

DDT “JUN AKIYAMA LOCAL TRIUMPHANT RETURN! SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IZUMI”, 24/07/2021
Osaka Izumi City Plaza Yayoi no Kaze Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Momen! Shinju! Glass-like 3 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda
3. Eruption Vs DAMNATION!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura
5. Izumi Specialty Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Akito
6. HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Iino, Yukio Naya & Yuya Koroku
7. PIONEER NEXT Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jin Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Yuki Ueno’s focus is solely on Daisuke Sasaki, no matter what the rest of their units are up to.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1”, 30/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Akito & Gota Ihashi Vs MAO & Yukio Naya
2. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuya Koroku Vs Chris Brookes & Hideki Okatani
3. Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs SHINGO
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match ~Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Are Also A Classic!~: Danshoku Dieno Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno
5. Saki Akai Produce Match: Kazusada Higuchi’s Relative, Yukio Sakaguchi’s Relative & Saki Akai’s Relative Vs Kazuki Hirata’s Relative, Yuki Iino’s Relative & Keigo Nakamura’s Relative
6. HARASHIMA Produce Match – DISASTER BOX Vs Ganpro!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii

All three Beer Garden shows now have their full list of matches. HARASHIMA is inviting Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii from Ganbare☆Pro to test their mettle against him and Naomi Yoshimura.

The Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match means anything involving bicycles are legal! Sanshiro Takagi put the match together to celebrate a successful repair job on the Dramatic Dream bike after Kenoh broke it at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”. His opponent SHINGO is a relatively new wrestler from HEAT-UP. However his main career is in pro cycling with over 100 race wins under his belt.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 2”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Soma Takao Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Korku
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Chris Brookes, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda
4. Shunma Katsumata Produce – Hardcore 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
5. Makoto Oishi Produce Match ~ Our Youth: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs MEN’S Teioh, Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi
6. Tetsuya Endo Produce Match ~ CyberFight Concurso – DDT Novice Championship: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Seiya Morohashi & Gorgeous Matsuno

Four of the fittest bodies as deemed by Tetsuya Endo will face off in the main event. Hiroshi Yamato and Seiya Morohashi are both proud of their physiques. Gorgeous Matsuno’s body isn’t nothing to make fun of either at his age.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

0. Special Under Match – Ultimate Vs Supreme: Tetsuya Koda Vs Hisaya Imabayashi
1. Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Yukio Naya & Yuya Koroku
3. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Yuki Iino
4. Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
5. Rock & Roll Death Match: Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. Drunk Match: HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: Jun Akiyama, Yuki Ueno, Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo, Kazusada Higuchi, Naomi Yoshimura

The luck of the fan lottery might make Akiyama and Takeshita team together in the middle of their rivalry.

I can’t remember if HARASHIMA is a happy drunk or not. He shouldn’t be following Sasaki’s habits, that’s for sure.

The biggest feud in wrestling that nobody ever talks about, and for good reason, is back for another year. The DDT GM Hisaya Imabayashi takes another swing at the Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda. Just don’t embarrass yourself again, Imabayashi.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: X Vs X
2. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Shinya Aoki (c/c) Vs MAO
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

Yesterday Makoto Oishi made Shunma Katsumata submit and then demanded a KO-D Tag Team Titles shot. He is the leader of Junretsu so Akiyama has to go along with another big title match against Takeshita just one week before he defends the KO-D Openweight Title against him.

Speaking of double titles, Shinya Aoki now holds the DDT Extreme Title and the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. He has to defend both but he is busy falling for scams and losing his savings in the process. MAO was chosen to be his next opponent.

In news that makes zero difference to us non-Japanese speakers, the DDT Extreme Title has been renamed to… the DDT Extreme Title. In Japanese they are changing the name from DDT EXTREME級王座 to DDT EXTREME王座. So they’re just getting rid of 級 which means weight class or grade. I and everyone else always ignored that bit for the Extreme Title so nothing changes for us. While I’m at it I’m going to stop typing UNIVERSAL in upper case for the DDT Universal Title so I can keep things consistent.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
3. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
4. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Sasaki keeps getting quick wins over Ueno, all thanks to kicking him in the groin. Ueno wants to fight Sasaki in a clean match for once but he also realises this is just who Sasaki is. With that said, Ueno feels the need to defend the Universal Title no matter which version of Sasaki shows up. Sasaki accepts the match but warns that the humiliation he keeps putting him through is not good for Ueno’s career in the long run.

You are not reading the list wrong, there are currently two Match #1s. Since there will be two wrestling rings set up on site, DDT decided to put two singles matches that will both take place at the same time, one in each ring. There was not enough space on the card to do Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda and Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata one after the other so this was the compromise.

Two new debuts will take place on the show as part of a secret project DDT has been putting together. The DDT Teenage Project is a new class of young pro wrestlers that have been training in DDT’s dojo. The first two wrestlers to debut are El Unicorn (13) and Ilusion (18). There are two others currently in training and DDT are looking for more male students aged 15-18. DDT are still holding regular tryouts for new trainees over 18 alongside this project. This class is completely separate from DDT’s regular dojo training and the goal is to eventually launch a new sub-brand of wrestling shows for these wrestlers. El Unicorn stands out because his age is below the range allowed. There’s evidence out there suggesting who the kid will be under the mask. Not naming names but it’s obviously a certain kid DDT was already booking and training before the pandemic hit. Also Rekka on Twitter spoils it by pointing out the pun in El Unicorn’s name.


GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021” Results

June 27, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021”, 27/06/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
110 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE defeated Asuka & Shinichiro Tominaga when Ishii pinned Tominaga with a Rolling Cradle (7:31).
2. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi defeated Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase when Katsumura submitted Imanari with a Triangle Choke (11:38).
3. Jacket Match: Ken Ohka defeated Cherry by Disqualification when Cherry hung Ohka with a belt (7:56).
4. Hardcore 4 Way Match: Miss Mongol defeated Shota, Miyako Matsumoto and Itsuki Aoki when Mongol pinned Matsumoto with a Lariat (0:34).
4a. Rematch: Miss Mongol defeated Shota, Miyako Matsumoto and Itsuki Aoki when Mongol pinned Shota with a Lariat (15:56).
5. Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shinjiro Otani & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Iwasaki submitted Shimatani with the Texas Clover Hold (23:00).
6. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Final: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi defeated Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE when Haruhi pinned HARUKAZE with the Diving Foot Stomp (18:25).

After all the rumours going around backstage, the reward for winning the Mixed Tag Tournament is not a new championship or prize money. Instead, Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi will get a match on 11th July against an “super super special” tag team that will be revealed tomorrow. Katsumura said he wants THE HALFEE to wait for Shu Sakurai’s return from injury so all three of them can fight for a championship together again. He also said only 13% of fans thought they were going to win the tournament in a poll so the other 83% should buy their T-shirt as an apology. Haruhi said she is still proud to create history as the first Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament winner. She wants to make more history and be seen on equal footing to the men.

As a result of their defeat, Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE will no longer team together. They did this before when they lost the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles with Kouki Iwasaki. HARUKAZE doesn’t want to break up the team because she finally got a tag partner. Ishii told her that today’s regrets will make her stronger and they will meet again some day.

Shinjiro Otani is quickly becoming a wanted man in Ganpro. He has both Shigehiro Irie and Kouki Iwasaki demanding singles matches against him. Irie wants it to be at the Fire Festival which caused Otani to give him the Fire Festival sword pose. When they Irie & Iwasaki left, Otani praised Nobuhiro Shimatani for a good performance. Otani later spoke good things about Ganpro for how exciting the card and the wrestlers were today. He is sure there are some people who are annoyed that he’s there but he is just as much appearing on these shows to improve himself as he is to improve his opponents.

The Hardcore 4 Way Match ended quickly when Miyako Matsumoto attacked everyone with a barbed wire bat until Miss Mongol knocked her down with a Lariat and pinned her. Matsumoto then successfully appealed for the match to restart. The second match was a lot more chaotic. Itsuki Aoki put Shota through a table. Matsumoto was wheeled into a stack of chairs. She was also thrown off the top of a ladder onto Ken Ohka outside the ring. Mongol got the win with the Lariat again but this time it was to Shota for the three count.

The Jacket Match took on a new meaning when Ohka entered the ring wearing a suit and tie. Cherry, who was dressed in her judo outfit got angry and turned the bout into even more of a grudge match. As the match got more heated, both Ohka and Cherry removed their jackets to reveal they were wearing tanktops underneath. Cherry then used her blue belt to choke Ohka and hang him over the ropes. The bell rang but it was then announced that Cherry was disqualified. Ohka asked if Cherry was angry because they lost in the 1st Round of the Mixed Tag Tournament. He explained that if Katsumura & Haruhi go on to win the tournament then that means Ohka & Cherry are 2nd place by default (I guess the logic is from losing to the eventual champions). Cherry believed him and agreed to support Katsumura & Haruhi.

Yumehito Imanari isn’t letting today’s semi-final loss get him down. His MMA namesake Masakazu Imanari also lost today at the RIZIN show. He believes both of them are making “Imanari” the new trend in mixed martial arts!

It looks like The Weekend Lovers are hitting a rough patch. Shinichiro Tominaga told Asuka that when the weekend is over you should look forward to the next weekend. Asuka glared at him and left without saying a word.

Yuna Manase stormed the ring after the match angry at the fact that there is not another Ganbare☆Joshi show until August. She begged Ohka to let her put together a Ganjo show next month. He promised her she can do it.


GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~I’LL BE LIKE A FLOWER BLOOMING ON THE MOON 2021~” Results

June 19, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~I’LL BE LIKE A FLOWER BLOOMING ON THE MOON 2021~”, 19/06/2021
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
102 Fans

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Sayaka Obihiro defeated Yuna Mizumori with the Birth (10:17).
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari when Iwasaki pinned Imanari with a Ground Cobra Twist (12:14).
3. Virtual Tenshin Nasukawa! ~ Special Rules: Tanomusaku Toba defeated Miyako Matsumoto by TKO with Repeated Punches (R3 1:30).
4. Team MAKAI Vs 2AW Full Scale Battle: Shiori Asahi & Ayame Sasamura defeated Shota & Asuka when Asahi pinned Shota with a Cradle (12:26).
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuu Yamagata & Moeka Haruhi defeated Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE when Haruhi pinned Manase with the Diving Foot Stomp (13:51).

It took a lot of effort from Yuna Manase to convince Yuu Yamagata into coming back for another Ganbare☆Joshi show. She had to disguise herself as an UberEats driver just to see her in person again. So Manase & HARUKAZE could not waste their opportunity to prove Yamagata wrong today. In the early going, HARUKAZE was facing off with Yamagata with attempts to submit her only for Moeka Haruhi to break up the holds. Manase’s time to shine was in the latter half but Yamagata fought back. She avoided the Suzuki Dynamic and hit two Somatos before tagging out. Haruhi hesitated taking advantage of her friends but went ahead and pinned Manase with the Diving Foot Stomp.

After the match, Yamagata asked Manase where was all of the bravado she had when she pulled off the UberEats stunt at her home a few weeks ago? Yamagata spoke about how embarrassed she was having to explain to her neighbors what was going on. She told Manase never to annoy her like that ever again. HARUKAZE though is fine in her book. She’s not improving because she hangs out with Manase but if she ever decides to join Yamagata’s side, she will start to improve. That was all Yamagata wanted to say so she left the ring when she finished. Manase shouted to Yamagata over being embarrassed. She’s done a lot of things she is ashamed of but she still wants to win in the ring. Manase and Haruhi agreed they will never give up and they encouraged HARUKAZE to stick with Ganjo. Ken Ohka agreed and gave a speech about having to live no matter how hard things get. The Ganjo wrestlers lost today but they can win the next time and laugh about it.

Asuka and Ayame Sasamura are on good terms in and out of the ring so they were apologetic to each other whenever it looked like one hurt the other. Shota had no such problems with causing harm to Sasamura, fighting dirty to get the upper hand. Asuka missed a Spin Kick to Shiori Asahi, hitting her partner by mistake. She regained control by hitting Asahi with a Kneel Kick and instructed Shota to pin him. But Asahi Cradled Shota out of nowhere to steal the victory.

The match between Tanomusaku Toba and Miyako Matsumoto was going to consist of three five minute rounds with different rules every round. Round 1 was Kickboxing Rules. Matsumoto’s plan was to imitate Toba’s fighting style but Toba pummeled her until she was saved by the bell. Round 2 was MMA Rules so Miyamoto went for a takedown but Toba easily escaped her ground game. Matsumoto got a big moment by kicking Toba below the belt and went wild until the round ended. Round 3 was Pro Wrestling rules which evened the playing field a little bit. Matsumoto got nearfalls with the Miyako Clutch and Shining Wizard. Toba ended her momentum with a Straight Right then rushed into the corner with more punches until the referee called for the TKO.

The Ganbare☆Pro Offer Match went off the rails after the finish. Kouki Iwasaki skillfully pinned Yumehito Imanari but Imanari attacked him with a Lariat afterwards. Keisuke Ishii ran in hitting Imanari with a Knee Strike but Imanari rebounded with another Lariat. Then as he was leaving ringside he got into a fight with his own tag partner Shuichiro Katsumura.

Yuna Mizumori tried using an autographed photo of Ken Ohka as a foreign object against Sayaka Obihiro.


GANBARE☆PRO “FACE/OFF 2021” Results

June 12, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “FACE/OFF 2021”, 12/06/2021
Kitazawa Town Hall
104 Fans

1. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase defeated Shota & Miss Mongol when Imanari pinned Shota with an Aerial Body Drop (10:31).
2. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1: Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE defeated Shigehiro Irie & Miyako Matsumoto when Ishii pinned Matsumoto with the Hidoiwaza (10:00).
3. Shu Sakurai Trial Single Match: Shinjiro Otani defeated Shu Sakurai with a Knifehand Strike Chop (16:45).
4. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1: Asuka & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Itsuki Aoki when Asuka pinned Aoki with the Safflower Robe (13:39).
5. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi defeated Ken Ohka & Cherry when Katsumura submitted Ohka with the Ninja Choke (16:36).

The 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament is finally under way. Every match in the opening round had a 30 minute time limit and any time limit draw would be decided with 1 Count Sudden Death rules. Most of the teams entering the tournament has their own team name to add to the fun. Also there were rumours spreading in the locker room during the show that a Mixed Tag Team Championship might be created and rewarded to the tournament winners.

In the main event Harukatsu Shoot (Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi) defeated Ken-chan Cherry-chan (Ken Ohka & Cherry). Katsumura blocked the Fire Spear with the Ninja Choke and held onto the move even when Ohka turned it into the Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Ohka couldn’t shake him off and had to give up. Cherry blamed Ohka for the lost and kept telling him he shouldn’t have tapped out no matter how bad his neck was getting twisted. Haruhi said her team will go on to win the tournament. They will also be defending the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles tomorrow outside of Ganbare☆Pro.

The Weekend Lovers of Asuka & Shinichiro Tominaga advance after beating Team Frenzy (Kouki Iwasaki & Itsuki Aoki). The teamwork shown by Weekend Lovers was the deciding factor. They used a Double Super Kick to get rid of Iwasaki then doubleteamed Aoki until the finish. Iwasaki asked Aoki if they should practice under Ikuto Hidaka to get better. Aoki suggested bringing in Munenori Sawa instead. Asuka isn’t sure if the rumours of a new championship are true but if it is then she wants to be the first champion.

The non-tournament match had Shinjiro Otani beat Shu Sakurai as part of Sakurai’s trial series. It was Yumehito Imanari’s idea to put the match together because he wants Otani to wrestle in Ganpro more often. Imanari thinks there were some NOAH fans who came to the show today because of “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”. He is happy to see Ganpro grow but understands there is a limit due to its size which is why he called upon Otani to help them out. The heat of Ohka and the heat of Otani combined will create a hot pot of pro wrestling!

Back to the tournament. Harukaze Kogyo (Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE) eliminated Kinniku Kurukuru Shojo Tai (Shigehiro Irie & Miyako Matsumoto) in an even 10 minutes. Ishii pinned Matsumoto with his modified version of the Emerald Flowsion. Irie shook his opponents’ hands after the match but ignored Matsumoto and left her alone in the ring. Backstage Irie threw in his support for a Mixed Tag Team Championship to be created. He’d fight for one with a different tag partner though. Meanwhile Ishii told HARUKAZE that he wants them to fight like they are going to split up if they lose, just like how it happened with DREAMS HARU TRUE. However HARUKAZE said she is fighting with the goal of reuniting DREAMS HARU TRUE.

Last but not least, Gyaku Funka Murasaki En-gun (Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase) defeated the team known as Yasashiku Naritai (Shota & Miss Mongol). The power of FMW was summoned when Shota & Miss Mongol did a United Thunder Fire Power Bomb to Imanari. But Imanari blocked Shota’s Frog Splash with his knees and pinned him with a Lou Thesz Press.

The semi-finals on 27th June are Harukatsu Shoot Vs Gyaku Funka Murasaki En-gun and Weekend Lovers Vs Harukaze Kogyo. The final is held on the same day.


Video – Ganpro Offer Match From CyberFight Festival

June 9, 2021

“CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena
4,800 Fans – Super No Vacancy

STARTING BATTLE MAIN ~ Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Yumehito Imanari