Video – Ishii Vs Iwasaki

November 28, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOTAL RECALL 2018”, 22/11/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic
54 Fans – No Vacancy

Elegy Of Ganpro Transfers: Keisuke Ishii Vs Kouki Iwasaki


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOTAL RECALL 2018” Results

November 22, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOTAL RECALL 2018”, 22/11/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic
54 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Forecast For Tomorrow, Occupy The Future! Clash Of Fate! Weather Forecaster Wrestler Vs Fortune Telling Wrestler!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Cherry ended in a No Contest when Yumehito Imanari interfered (5:18).
2. Mr. Showtime Vs Real Tiger Mask Again!!: Shota defeated Shuichiro Katsumura with a Cradle (8:24).
3. Elegy Of Ganpro Transfers: Keisuke Ishii Vs Kouki Iwasaki ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling’s 41 Year Old Representative Ken Ohka Send Off Match For Korakuen Hall: Ken Ohka Vs Mitomi Masayuki ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
5. Special Match: Ken Ohka defeated Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki, Shota & Yumehito Imanari when Ohka pinned Imanari with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (3:14).

Mitomi Masayuki answered Ken Ohka’s challenge in the main event, coming back to Ganbare☆Wrestling after an almost 2 year absence. Ohka came close to winning when he hit the Fire Spear but the time ran out before he could get the pin. Masayuki told Ohka he’s been watching him from the shadows ever since the last Ganpro show in Korakuen Hall. He’s watched everything from Ohka’s feud with Katsumura-gun, Ohka’s disappearance, the rise of the Imanari Revolution and now the arrival of Sento Minzoku. He understands that the fans come to see Ohka do his best and Masayuki is now inspired to do his best at Korakuen next month.

When Masayuki left the room a bunch of the regular Ganpro wrestlers approached Ohka. They all want a match with him but realise there are no more shows scheduled until Korakuen. So all of them want a match with Ohka right now! A special 4 Vs 1 Handicap Match began and Ohka survived the odds to win. Ohka thanked them for being his really good friends and he rallied the fans to end the show.

Kouki Iwasaki had Keisuke Ishii pinned in a Cradle during the final seconds of the match. Ishii was able to reach out and touch the wall. In Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic that counts as a rope break so Ishii avoided defeat and the match ended in a time limit draw.

In a rematch from last month, Shota got his win back against Shuichiro Katsumura by faking a foot injury. By playing possum, Shota lured Katsumura into giving him a Figure 4 Leg Lock. Shota countered the move into an Inside Cradle to get the three count. Shota then showed Katsumura that his injury was faked. The two of them now want one more match to settle the score.

Yumehito Imanari’s presence was felt for almost the entire show. He was mostly filming footage to be used for the intro video for December’s big event in Korakuen. He also set up an interview space on the wrestling mat to talk to some of the wrestlers between the matches. Moeka Haruhi straight up told Imanari during her interview that she didn’t want him involved in her match with Cherry because of his current habit of causing no contests whenever women wrestle each other here. Imanari tried to sneak into the match as the referee but the real referee Daisuke Kiso blocked him off. Imanari pulled Kiso away during a pin which caused Haruhi and Cherry to both attack him. Kiso then called off the match.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RED ANGEL 2018” Results

November 17, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RED ANGEL 2018”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
126 Fans

1. GanJo Final Settlement Match!: Moeka Haruhi defeated Manami Kanda with the Diving Foot Stomp (9:08).
2. THE ROOT OF WRESTLING TAG BATTLE!!: Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Takeshi Okada when Iwasaki pinned Okada with a Grounded Cobra Twist (12:07).
3. Hitori Shiten No Pro Wrestling, Encounter With The Mystery Of India: Keisuke Ishii defeated Baliyan Akki with the Body Strangle Reverse Full Nelson (12:55).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs MAD DOG CLUB: Ben McCoy, Justin Dread & Vic Capri defeated Hiroshi Yamato, Yumehito Imanari & Shota when Dread pinned Shota with the Firebird Splash (12:16).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku Again!: Ken Ohka defeated Ryuichi Sekine with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (11:36).

Ken Ohka was left bloodied by Ryuichi Sekine but not beaten. Sekine busted Ohka open with a metal spike as they brawled outside the ring. Ohka escaped from the Let’s Combine and took control with some Dragon Screws and the Kamikaze. The two traded chops and heabutts until Ohka hit the Fire Spear and pinned Sekine with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Ohka called Sekine his friend but also said if he is now his enemy because of Sento Minzoku then he will fight him as many times as possible. But now Ohka has another target in his sights. Minoru Fujita! Ohka needs an opponent for the big Korakuen Hall show on 16th January and he has a lot of history with Fujita. Ohka is challenging Fujita to a No Ropes Barbed Wire match for the main event! Fujita says his kind of pro wrestling isn’t going to get on the cover of Shukan Puroresu but the feelings he puts into it aren’t lies. He will give it his all at Korakuen!

The Ganbare☆Wrestling rookie Shuhei Washida approached Ohka at the end of the show pleading to be added to the Korakuen card. Washida cannot stand being away from Ganpro especially as more and more wrestlers join the group. He slapped Ohka to prove how serious he is and it was enough to convince him. Ohka was then blindsided when Minoru Fujita attacked him. Fujita set up a table at ringside and crushed Ohka through it with a Diving Body Press from the top rope. Fujita told Ohka that Sento Minzoku only has one purpose and that’s to destroy Ganpro!

The MAD DOG CLUB ruined everyone’s fun when they attacked Hiroshi Yamato, Yumehito Imanari & Shota before their match. The Ganpro team were dancing with radishes to entertain the fans when the MDC ambushed them.

Referee Daisuke Kiso got knocked out during the Moeka Haruhi Vs Manami Kanda match. Yumehito Imanari got in the ring all dressed up to take his place but Haruhi and Kanda quickly got rid of him.

HARUKAZE will return to Ganpro on 16th December. She will team with Moeka Haruhi to take on Sumire Natsu & Fairy Nihonbashi. Other matches announced are Kouki Iwasaki Vs Jake Lee and Keisuke Ishii Vs Jun Akiyama! Two other names were announced to appear. Yukihiro Abe and Mitomi Masayuki make their Ganpro returns!


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018” Results

October 26, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018”, 26/10/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic
57 Fans

1. There Is Not Enough Fat! I Do Not Want Such A Thing! Ganpro International No Diet Day Memorial Special Match!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Manami Kanda ended in a No Contest when Imanari ruled that the wrestlers were underweight (5:37) (Special Referee: Yumehito Imanari)
1a. Special Match: Manami Kanda defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Hamburger Splash (2:55) (Special Referee: Moeka Haruhi).
2. Mr. Showtime Vs Real Tiger Mask!!: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Shota with the Squeezing Sleeper Hold (10:41).
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling’s Great Crazy Party!!: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when Iwasaki pinned Imanari with a Right High Kick (12:49).

Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki are ready to take the next step as a team and go after a championship. The one they have in mind is the GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Titles in NOAH! Ken Ohka encouraged them to do it because Ganbare☆Wrestling wants to give freedom to its wrestlers to do whatever they want. The proof of that is some of the other wrestlers walked into the room eating hamburgers while Ohka was giving his show closing speech.

Shota shook Shuichiro Katsumura’s hand after their match. He then gave Katsumura a School Boy and counted to three so he could walk off having felt some sort of victory over him today.

Manami Kanda is currently on a diet and has lost 15kg so far. Yumehito Imanari was so worried by the weight loss that he brought in burgers for both her and Moeka Haruhi to eat. He got even more annoyed when he noticed how much faster Kanda moved. She even performed La Magistral Cradle and would have won if Imanari didn’t cancel the match there and then. Imanari then challenged Kanda to a match and mocked her attacks for being too light like her. Haruhi stood up for Kanda and helped her beat up Imanari. Kanda then took a bite out of the burger and climbed the window sill. She shouted “Hamburger Splash” and jumped onto Imanari to pin him for the three count.


Peter Pan Match Order, Tokyo Ramen Show, Ganpro Party

October 17, 2018

I’m aiming to get my Ryogoku Peter Pan preview finished by Friday night at the latest.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Time Difference Battle Royal: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Shota Vs Michael Wolf Vs 5th Tiger Mask (Self-Named) Vs Monster Halloween Vs Gundan Hitori
0. Mina Shirakawa DDT First Participation War! Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima
1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
2. Gauntlet Tag Match: Mike Bailey & Antonio Honda Vs Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Keisuke Okuda Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa
3. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2018: Saki Akai & Maki Ito Vs Meiko Satomura & Cassandra Miyagi
4. ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
5. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
6. Soken Holdings Present – Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
7. The Difference In 27 Years Of Age! Representative Director And President (48 Years Old) And Belonging Wrestler (21 Years Old) Waste Blood Washing Conflict Play – Final Settlement Weapon Rumble!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
8. Shigehiro Irie’s Grand Fight: Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii Vs HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs CIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

This is the confirmed match order for the Sumo Hall show.

DDT “TOKYO RAMEN SHOW 2018”, 26/10/2018
Tokyo Komazawa Olympic Park

1. Miyu Yamashita & Hyper Misao Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Azusa Takigawa
2. DDT Ramen-bu Vs ALL OUT!: Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino

A few days after Sumo Hall, DDT will be heading back outdoors for their annual appearance in the Tokyo Ramen Show. Not only will a mat be laid out for some wrestling matches on one of the days but the Ebisuko Tavern will be offering samples of their salty Chinese noodle dish all week during the festival.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title – Wrestling Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki
2. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

Slight update on the DDT Extreme Title Match. HARASHIMA, Shinya Aoki and Gouma Ryu have agreed on calling it a Wrestling Rules match but they are still hammering out the details on the exact ruleset.

The STRONG HEARTS will be at this show as will Yuki Arai, the SKE48 idol who is currently the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018”, 26/10/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic

1. There Is Not Enough Fat! I Do Not Want Such A Thing! Ganpro International No Diet Day Memorial Special Match!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Manami Kanda (Special Referee: Yumehito Imanari)
2. Mr. Showtime Vs Real Tiger Mask!!: Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling’s Great Crazy Party!!: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki

The new team of Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki take on the two faces of Ganbare☆Wrestling.

Moeka Haruhi is now a part of the Ganpro roster. He first match is against one of the early figures Ganpro attempted to build a joshi division around, Manami Kanda. The match-up seems more to be an excuse for Yumehito Imanari to perv over Kanda’s figure again though.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RED ANGEL 2018”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku Again!: Ken Ohka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Ganpro will be running Shin-Kiba 1st RING on the same day as BASARA. As part of the growing feud between Ganpro and Sento Minzoku, Ken Ohka has agreed to wrestle two singles matches on the day. Here in his home promotion he faces the Sento leader Ryuichi Sekine. He will face Minoru Fujita on the BASARA show although that match has not been officially advertised by BASARA yet.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018” Results

October 12, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018”, 11/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
157 Fans

1. Fanfare Supporting Imanari Revolution: Shuichiro Katsumura & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki defeated Hiroshi Yamato & Yumehito Imanari when Katsumura submitted Imanari with the Ninja Choke (11:07).
2. “Spring” Is Not Over Yet!: Moeka Haruhi & Koharu Hinata defeated Saki & Manami Kanda when Haruhi pinned Kanda with the Diving Foot Stomp (9:27).
3. Ganpro Flow! Shigehiro Irie Spectacular Match!: Shigehiro Irie defeated Chikara with the Beast Bomber (11:47).
4. THE ROOT OF WRESTLING: Hideki Suzuki defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Double Arm Suplex (11:37).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku Singles Series: Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita (3) defeated Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Shota (2).
5a. Shota eliminated Daiki Shimomura with a Casadora (5:41).
5b. Minoru Fujita eliminated Shota with the SAYONARA (3:18).
5c. Minoru Fujita eliminated Keisuke Ishii by Ring Out (11:50).
5d. Ken Ohka eliminated Minoru Fujita by Ring Out (1:15).
5e. Ryuichi Sekine eliminated Ken Ohka with the Dragon Kick (11:26).

The first meeting between Ganbare☆Wrestling and Sento Minzoku took place as a singles Gauntlet match with Ring Out rules in effect until the final match. Things started off well for Ganpro when Shota pinned Daiki Shimomura. Sento Minzoku’s newest member Minoru Fujita turned the tables by beating Shota and then Keisuke Ishii. When Ken Ohka stepped into the ring to fight him, Fujita instead decided to eliminate himself. Ryuichi Sekine then attacked Ohka from behind to begin the final round of the match. Sekine bloodied Ohka’s forehead outside the ring and he blocked the Fire Spear with a Kneelift inside the ring. Sekine wrapped his tail around his leg and hit Ohka with the Dragon Kick. The extra power behind the move got Sekine and Sento Minzoku the victory, although Ohka did kick out right as the ref counted three.

The disputed finish led to a brawl between the two sides. During Sekine’s attempts to tell everyone it was a three count, Shimomura grabbed the microphone off him and told Ishii he was coming after him. He’s ready for a fight anytime, anywhere. Fujita then bragged about being back in the main story of Ganpro. He both won and lost his matches today, showing that this invasion isn’t as black and white as it seems. His purpose in the unit is to make everything good in both BASARA and Ganpro. Ohka said his side lost today but losing is never the end when it comes to wrestling. Life goes on and Ohka still has fight in him to have another match. He told everyone that both Ganpro and BASARA will be holding shows in Shin-Kiba 1st RING on 17th November. Ohka wants singles matches against Sekine on one show and Fujita on the other. They both accepted. Sekine promised to be in perfect condition while Fujita told Ohka to borrow the power of B’z and “BAD COMMUNICATION” when they face off again.

Hideki Suzuki isn’t sure if Kouki Iwasaki has earned his respect yet, but Suzuki never wanted to give him that in the first place. Suzuki would rather have Iwasaki show no respect and come at him with a killer instinct. That is how Suzuki does it and he wants his opponents to do that too. With that said he did shake Iwasaki’s hand after the match.

The match between Shigehiro Irie and Chikara featured unexpected interference from Shin Mokujin Ken, Mizuki Watase and Keisuke Ishii. Both Watase and Ishii launched an attack train on Irie as a good gestured farewell. They encouraged the referee Daisuke Kiso to join in but Irie caught him. He threatened to give Kiso the Black Hole Slam but instead gently put him down and gave him a hug. Irie went on to beat Chikara and they shook with their left hands. Irie left the ring with a big smile on his face.

Both teams in the women’s match wanted to be called Team HARUKAZE. At the beginning of the show Moeka Haruhi announced she is joining Ganpro to support the Ganbare☆Joshi division in HARUKAZE’s absence.

Hiroshi Yamato & Yumehito Imanari brought radishes to the ring and used them as weapons on their opponents. Shuichiro Katsumura & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki turned the radishes against the team and won the match.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMOROKOSHI~” Results

October 11, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMOROKOSHI~”, 07/10/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym
423 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Mars Specialty! Sea Urchin, Salmon, Scallops, Crab Bowl 4 Way Tag Match: Jason Kincaid & Ethan Page defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata and Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Kincaid pinned Shimatani with the Philosopher’s Stomp (9:20).
2. Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi defeated Shunma Katsumata & Maki Ito when Honda pinned Katsumata with a Sunset Flip (8:27).
3. Sanshiro Takagi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Hisaya Imabayashi defeated Super Sasadango Machine, Gorgeous Matsuno & Samson Miyamoto when Imabayashi pinned Sasadango after a Lightspeed 3m Headbutt from Andreza Giant Panda (6:25).
4. How About Hokkaido Singles!: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yuki Ueno with the Doctor Bomb (12:32).
5. HARASHIMA, Tomoya & Koji Yoshida defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino when HARASHIMA pinned Iino with the Somato (15:14).
6. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase when Ishii pinned Watase with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (16:12).
7. Sapporo Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match From The North: Danshoku Dieno, Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Dieno pinned Paulie with the Danshoku Driver (18:06).

The continuing back and forth between Danshoku Dieno and his attempts to overwhelm Daisuke Sasaki with his, erm, Danshoku-ness is now back in Dieno’s favour. This time Dieno knocked out Sasaki with a Tombstone Piledriver before pinning Mad Paulie with the Danshoku Driver. After the match Dieno told the audience he can hear them calling his name. He also said DDT stands for Danshoku Dieno Team. When DDT returns to Hokkaido Dieno will have turned 40% to 70% roster gay and the first victim will be Daisuke Sasaki at Sumo Hall!

Keisuke Ishii and Kouki Iwasaki are working so well together that they now want to be a regular tag team. They can become one because they are now both Ganbare☆Wrestling regulars.

With a singles win today, Kazusada Higuchi is working on keeping his momentum going into Sumo Hall and sustaining it for the rest of the year. Higuchi will be competing in NOAH for their annual Global League tournament in November. Then straight after that he wishes to win the second D-Ou Grand Prix. Winning both will make him climb up to the leading role in DDT.

Yesterday in Nemuro, Super Sasadango Machine kidnapped Samson Miyamoto the master of Andreza Giant Panda. Sasadango assured everyone he was following the rules of the Geneva Convention and Miyamoto was given enough food and water to be kept in a healthy state as Sasadango’s prisoner. Sasadango said that the nearby typhoon cancelled the trains to Sapporo. He also said that Andreza cannot drive a car so there is absolutely no way that Andreza was able to come and rescue Miyamoto today. Booing 2018 misread the situation and thought Miyamoto was joining Sasadango’s team to make it a 3 Vs 2 Handicap Match. They demanded Hisaya Imabayashi to join their team to turn it into a trios match. Imabayashi had to wear Yumehito Imanari’s shorts and an NωA shirt to wrestle in. Both were too short for him. Sasadango then learned he should never to underestimate a vengeful panda. Andreza appeared and crashed the match, swiping aside any wrestler who stepped in his way. A scared Sasadango offered a handshake but Andreza knocked him out with the Lightspeed 3m Headbutt. Imabayashi then jumped on top of Sasadango for the pin. Andreza was reunited with Miyamoto after the match. Miyamoto told Sasadango that this was the power of Andreza and he will do more to him at Sumo Hall! Sasadango is now left alone to come up with a new strategy to beat the panda.

Jason Kincaid got to experience the power of the Hirata GO! glasses. Kincaid, Kazuki Hirata and Nobuhiro Shimatani all wore the glasses and danced in a philosophical way together until Kincaid gave both of them a Double Stunner and then pinned Shimatani with the Philosopher’s Stomp.