January 13, 2020

Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall
163 Fans

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

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

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

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

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

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


December 22, 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.

Video – Bakuha Koshien Current Blast Match

November 17, 2019

Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market
359 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Bakuha Koshien Tournament Final – Current Blast 6-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Kenichiro Arai, Asuka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Sanshiro Takago, Shinya Aoki, FUMA & Yukio Naya


November 17, 2019

Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market
359 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Bakuha Koshien Tournament – Round 1: Asuka defeated Yukio Naya with a Casadora (5:18).
2. Bakuha Koshien Tournament – Round 1: FUMA defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Iron Maiden (8:04).
3. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Guts Ishijima & Shota when Ishii submitted Shota with the Double Arm Neck Lock (7:52).
4. Ayame Sasamura defeated Ami Kanda with a Cradle (7:59).
5. Bakuha Koshien Tournament Final – Current Blast 6-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Kenichiro Arai, Asuka & Yumehito Imanari defeated Sanshiro Takago, Shinya Aoki, FUMA & Yukio Naya when Onita pinned Naya with a Current Blast Bat Swing (10:27).

So much preparation went into today’s show. Sanshiro Takagi wanted four Current Blast baseball bats and Atsushi Onita demanded that the gunpowder within them be tripled so the explosions would be even more powerful than advertised. Asuka and FUMA won the qualifying matches to enter the main event but Onita then demanded that the losers Yukio Naya and Yumehito Imanari also be included in the match. This was the debut Bakuha Koshien show so Onita wanted to give everyone the chance to experience this match.

There was a switch on one of the corner posts that needed to be pressed when a wrestler wanted to use a Current Blast bat. The first explosion came when Takagi swung the bat at Onita in the corner. Imanari jumped in and took the blow, shielding Onita from the blast. Onita put FUMA through a table with a Piledriver but Shinya Aoki cut him off with a Sleeper Hold. Naya held onto Onita for Aoki to hit with a bat for the next explosion. Aoki put Kenichiro Arai in a Jumping Cross Armbreaker before turning his attention back to Onita. Suddenly Onita sprayed Aoki’s face with red Mist! Asuka then held Aoki for Onita to hit with an explosive bat. Onita used the Mist again this time to blind Naya. Asuka Moonsaulted onto Naya then Onita hit him once more with a blast bat, the biggest explosion yet before pinning him to win.

Onita did his usual kind of speech after the match before calling for Naya’s attention. Naya told him this wasn’t the end between them and he wanted to do another Current Blast match. Onita thanked the sponsors and gave his match prize to Naya. He then threw his water at everyone to close the show.

In his qualifying match, Imanari copied Onita’s famous entrance with the chair and cigarette from the 1999 Tokyo Dome match against Masahiro Chono.

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

November 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.

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!

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?

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.

BASARA’s October Cards, Bakuha Koshien Federation

October 18, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 109 ~BANQUET~”, 23/10/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Daichi Kazato & Masato Kamino
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga Vs Yasu Urano & Gouma Ryu
5. Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita Vs Masahiro Takanashi & P-Nutz

I’d go look up who P-Nutz is but I immediately think of the Peanuts song from Shooting Stars and I fall down the hole of watching clips from that show instead of writing this.

Alright, alright, I’ll snap out of it. P-Nutz is a Gatoh Move wrestler from Thailand. Masahiro Takanashi is regularly involved with Gatoh Move away from his DDT appearances. This kind of match up continues to prove that Takanashi’s upcoming Union MAX Title match with Ryuichi Sekine is not about BASARA Vs DDT.

Chiba 2AW Square

1. Takato Nakano Vs Tatsuya Hanami
2. Daichi Kazato Vs Jun Masaoka
3. FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa
4. Takumi Tsukamoto & Masato Kamino Vs Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
5. Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Yuji Hino, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano

Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano are bringing in a tank of a Fxxkin’ tank of a man to help them fight Sento Minzoku. Whenever BASARA shows up in Chiba, Yuji Hino is usually close by.

Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Bakuha Koshien Tournament Final – Current Blast 6-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Kenichiro Arai & Tournament Finalist A Vs Sanshiro Takago, Shinya Aoki & Tournament Finalist A

What on earth is going on here? Today Atsushi Onita announced that Shinya Aoki will be participating in the “BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2019” main event. Onita wants Aoki to experience what a Current Blast Death Match is like. The news seems to be a surprise for Aoki. He was left confused by the announcement and is already trying to get Hideki Suzuki to take his place. The organisers think Aoki is just joking. The main event will also feature Kenichiro Arai as well as the two finalists of a mini tournament that is currently being planned. The participants for the mini tournament are expected to be announced next week, probably on 24th October since that fits with Onita’s schedule. Only the final will be a Current Blast Death Match.

Then the news gets a bit weirder. Sanshiro Takagi held a press conference to announce the formation of the Bakuha Koshien Federation (Bakuharen for short). That’s not weird. What is weird is Takagi appointed Pro Wrestling NOAH’s former president Masayuki Uchida as the president of Bakuharen! Takagi wants this project to be taken care of properly and he thinks Uchida is the man for the job. Uchida is both nervous and excited to take on the role. He wants Bakuharen to leave a lasting legacy in Japan’s wrestling world. His first task is examining applications with Onita and Takagi from the wrestlers around the world wanting to be on the show.


September 28, 2019

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
151 Fans

1. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Right Knee ACL Rupture: Shota defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with an Inside Cradle from a Fisherman Suplex (5:31).
2. Ganbare☆Joshi Vs FMW Joshi All Out Battle: Miss Mongol & Miss Koharu defeated Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE when Mongol pinned HARUKAZE with the Running Senton (10:44).
3. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Toryumon 2nd Class Vs Tama Art University Information Design Course 9th Class: Kenichiro Arai defeated Yumehito Imanari by TKO with (12:32).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Irie-gun: Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Ultra Soki defeated Ken Ohka, Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida when Irie pinned Ohka with the Beast Bomber (22:32).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Itabashi Three Major Singles Match: Keisuke Ishii defeated Shuichiro Katsumura (c) with the Kneel Kick (18:56).
*Shuichiro Katsumura fails in V6. Keisuke Ishii becomes the 29th Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion!

Keisuke Ishii had to throw every big move he could think of to beat Shuichiro Katsumura. He used a Tiger Suplex into the turnbuckles, hit him in midair with the Kneel Kick when Katsumura jumped off the top rope, hit a Running Knee Kick and tried the Double Arm Clutch Driver. Katsumura was finally defeated when Ishii hit one last Kneel Kick.

Ishii said he could feel Katsumura’s desire to wrestle in Sumo Hall but in the end it is Ishii who will defend the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title there. Ishii wants to make Ganbare☆Wrestling more appealing than DDT and BASARA. This claim attracted the attention of Fuminori Abe! He wanted to show off his desire too so he sang to everyone. He then asked Ishii if he could be his challenger at Sumo Hall. Abe revealed that BASARA wants to clear out all of the championships in the DDT family by the time BASARA splits off into independence.

The Ganpro team didn’t waste any time bringing the fight to Irie-gun. They launched an attack during the in-ring introductions. But Irie-gun held together until it was time to launch the counter attack. Mizuki Watase & Ultra Soki held the Ganpro team back while Shigehiro Irie smashed Ken Ohka with the Beast Bomber. Irie asked Ohka afterwards if he was frustrated because he is no longer the energetic wrestler he used to be. Irie said they are on different paths but this won’t be their last battle. He wants to fight Ohka again when he gets stronger.

The big singles match between Yumehito Imanari and Kenichiro Arai ended in controversy. Arai reversed a Figure 4 Leg Lock and Imanari had no way to break out of it. Arai’s cornerman Shota grabbed the towel from Imanari’s cornerman Shinichiro Tominaga and threw it into the ring behind the referee’s back. The referee thought that Tominaga threw in the towel and declared Arai the winner. Imanari wasn’t upset. In fact he was impressed to witness Arai being the wrestling master that he is! Arai didn’t know what to think of Imanari’s attitude and left the ring. Imanari treated this as a moral victory because he now has Arai’s attention.