September 12, 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.

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 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”.

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.

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.


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.

Video – Otani/Shimatani Vs Irie/Iwasaki

August 25, 2021

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

Special Tag Match: Shinjiro Otani & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki


August 1, 2021

Shinjuku FACE
167 Fans

1. Beer Garden Specialty! Shu Vs Eagle Full-Scale Battle!: Takahiro Katori defeated Shu Sakurai with the Child Lock (10:11).
2. Beer Garden Specialty! Yumehito Imanari Produce Match “Pocchari Joshi 2.5” ~ Mid-Summer “P1 CLIMAX” Decision Match~: Yuna Manase defeated Yuna Mizumori with the Lariat (8:23). (Special Refeere: Nikkan Lee)
3. Beer Garden Specialty! Keisuke Ishii Produce Match “The Return Of Lariat Pro Wrestling 2021”: Onryo, Shota & HARUKAZE defeated Keisuke Ishii, Shinichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi when Onryo pinned Tominaga with a Tiger Driver (16:14).
4. Beer Garden Specialty! Ganpro Vs TTT Full-Scale Battle! Ganpro Style Survival Tag Match: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura, Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki (3) defeated Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery, TORU & Akiyori Takizawa (2).
4a. TORU & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki when Takizawa eliminated Iwasaki by Ring Out (12:22).
4b. TORU & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when TORU pinned Imanari with a Frankensteiner (6:10).
4c. Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated TORU & Akiyori Takizawa when Katsumura submitted Takizawa with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker (0:12).
4d. Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Masked Mystery & TORU when Katsumura eliminated Mystery by Ring Out (5:40).
4e. Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Guts Ishijima & TORU when Ohka pinned Ishijima with the Flame Spear (10:53).

Every year the Beer Garden series is such good fun that you can’t blame some of the other promotions for joining in. Ganbare☆Pro held their Beer Garden-like show before DDT closed out the weekend. In the main event, a squad of Ganpro wrestlers fought against a group from the TTT promotion. This match continued the rivalry between the two groups spearheaded by Ken Ohka and Guts Ishijima. TTT got off to a strong start by eliminating Kouki Iwasaki and Yumehito Imanari back to back. The entrance of Shuichiro Katsumura quickly turned the tables when he tapped out Akiyori Takizawa and then knocked Masked Mystery out of the ring. The final part of the match saw Ohka & Katsumura beat Ishijima & TORU to give Ganpro the victory. However TTT went off to lick their wounds and gave the message that this inter-promotional feud is not over yet. Ohka is open to the idea of beating Ishijima as many times as he wants.

Yuna Manase defeated Yuna Mizumori in the P1 Climax (changed from BEST OF THE SUPER Pocchari) and received 10,000 yen as her prize. However when she was given the giant cheque she tore it in half and gave one piece over to Mizumori to share the prize. She welcomed Mizumori to Pocchari Joshi and Nikkan Lee also threw in her support for the group. At the end of the show Manase confronted Ohka and told him her idea to make Ganbare☆Joshi even bigger. She wants a singles match against Saki Akai! Ohka promised to meet with DDT management later in the night to put the match together.

Video – Kouki Iwasaki Vs Jake Lee From 2018

July 14, 2021

Tokyo Korakuen Hall
769 Fans

Fate Of POWER OF DREAM Showdown: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Jake Lee


July 11, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “LOST HIGHWAY 2021”, 11/07/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
102 Fans

1. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Keisuke Ishii defeated Takahiro Katori with the Double Arm Neck Lock (7:34).
2. Ken Ohka, Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE defeated Yuna Manase, Shu Sakurai & SAGAT when Ohka pinned Sakurai with the Flame Spear (13:32).
3. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Shigehiro Irie defeated Shota with a Samson Clutch Rollback (14:58).
4. Miyako Close Call! Special 3 Way Match: Miyako Matsumoto defeated Shuichiro Katsumura and Tanomusaku Toba when Matsumoto double pinned Katsumura and Toba (7:35).
5. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Back Drop Hold (17:24).

The main event was given to Yumehito Imanari and Kouki Iwasaki in a battle of different wrestling philosophies. Iwasaki called Imanari a one of a kind character he really envies. But there are always some things in pro wrestling that should never be forgotten. Iwasaki thinks strength and technique should be most important and wrestlers who only imitate others cannot make it to the top of Ganbare☆Pro. With that said, Iwasaki told Imanari if he fights like he did today, it will resonate with him more. The two hugged and Iwasaki said he wants another brotherly fight against Imanari in the future.

Moeka Haruhi had to be pulled off the show in short notice because she found out she was recently in close contact with someone who has Covid-19. The mixed tag match was turned into a 3 Way. Miyako Matsumoto stole the win when Shuichiro Katsumura and Tanomusaku Toba knocked each other down and she jumped on top of both of them for the double pin. Afterwards Katsumura told Ganpro to get a real team of opponents as a reward next time. Also now that Shu Sakurai is back, THE HALFEE want to fight for championships again.

At the end of the show, Ken Ohka said he wants to do a special match somewhere for his upcoming 20th anniversary in wrestling.

This Weekend’s Match Orders, Ganjo Bonus Show, Wrestle Peter Pan Exploding Pre-Show Match Gets Its Teams

July 9, 2021

Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Moka Miyamoto Vs Yuki Arai
2. Nodoka Tenma Vs Mahiro Kiryu
3. Suzume & Arisu Endo Vs Haruna Neko & Kaya Toribami
4. Ameba Presents 8th Tokyo Princess Cup Pre-Battle Special 10-Woman Tag Match: Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao, Mizuki, Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Nao Kakuta, Marika Kobashi & Mirai Maiumi
5. International Princess Title: Hikari Noa (c) Vs Raku

Nothing said yet about the card for “GO GIRL 2” on Sunday being changed. They’re probably going to work from whatever results come out of tomorrow’s show.

Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Yusuke Okada Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino
2. Yokohama Two Major Singles Match: Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuya Koroku
4. Yokohama Two Major Singles Match: Antonio Honda Vs Mad Paulie
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes, Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
6. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO

Here’s the match order DDT is going with.

GANBARE☆PRO “LOST HIGHWAY 2021”, 11/07/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ken Ohka, Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE Vs Yuna Manase, Shu Sakurai & SAGAT
2. Special Tag Match To Celebrate Katsumura & Haruhi’s Tournament Victory: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto
3. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Takahiro Katori
4. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Shota Vs Shigehiro Irie
5. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Kouki Iwasaki

Yumehito Imanari Vs Kouki Iwasaki gets the nod for the main event.

Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hideki Okatani
1. DDT Variety Group Summer Greeting Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
2. Tetsuya Endo, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Cs Akito, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
4. Yuki Ueno & Yuya Koroku Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao
5. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – No DQ, No Submission Rules: Chris Brookes (E/c) Vs Shinya Aoki (I/c)
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

In a correction from the last time I posted about this show, Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hideki Okatani is a pre-show match and not on the main card.

Saitama Wrestle Butokan

1. Special Single Match: Moeka Haruhi Vs Shota
2. Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament Ranking Battle & LariPro Outpost Battle: Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase
3. Ganjo Special 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase Vs HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi

Ganbare☆Joshi is something Yuna Manase wants to push more of. The next show wasn’t supposed to be happening for a while. Manase convinced Ken Ohka to add an extra small show to the schedule this month to keep the brand active until then. There are only three matches but Manase, HARUKAZE and Moeka Haruhi will have a lot to do. They will be involved with non-wrestling activities inbetween the matches. Even Shota and Imanari will provide some similar entertainment with their SayamaSayama stand up routine.

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. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Ever since Kuro-chan pinned Atsushi Onita in a Current Explosion Death Match last December, he has avoided all of Onita’s calls for a rematch. Sanshiro Takagi needed to find wrestlers for the “WRESTLE PETER PAN” pre-show explosion match and felt it is the perfect time and place for that rematch to happen. Kuro-chan himself doesn’t want to do it but his manager signed the agreement for him along with Super Sasadango Machine to do the match. Sasadango told Kuro-chan that Hikari Noa thinks he is cute and wants to team with him so he agreed to take part. The truth is Noa wants to fight in a deathmatch and will team with anybody to do so. She also threatened to blow up Takagi. Kuro-chan also gets Tetsuhiro Kuroda on his team. Onita’s partners will be Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh. Everyone is also being warned that the amount of gunpowder being used for the explosions will be 3 to 5 times higher than usual.


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.


June 19, 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.