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.


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

October 11, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TARABAGANI~”, 06/10/2018
Hokkaido Nemuro City Youth Center
516 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Akito submitted Shimatani with the Scorpion Lock (8:03).
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata when Takanashi pinned Honda with a Samson Clutch (8:54).
3. Mike Bailey, MAO & Ethan Page defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Super Sasadango Machine when Bailey pinned Matsunaga with the Ultima Weapon (7:27).
4. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase defeated HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno when Watase pinned Ueno with the Back Drop (11:01).
5. A Man Survived Many Hardships And Reached The Place Of Nemuro! Giant Single Match: Andreza Giant Panda defeated Gorgeous Matsuno by Pinfall (1:16).
5a. Rematch: Andreza Giant Panda defeated Gorgeous Matsuno with the Andreza Press (3:40).
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Kazusada Higuchi when Takao pinned Oishi with the Gin And Tonic (13:29).
7. UWA Asia Pacific Heavyweight Champion Kouki Iwasaki Local Triumph! Nemuro Specialty Special Tag Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Keisuke Ishii defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Iwasaki pinned Katsumata with a Vertical Drop Reverse DDT (19:18).

The hometown hero Kouki Iwasaki was in tears as he addressed the crowd after the main event. He didn’t think so many people would come see him wrestle today. He promised to take the next step in the pro wrestling world. He described today as the best situation possible from the opponents to his choice of tag team partner. Everything was in place for him to work his hardest and do his best. He no longer feels like he is a part of DDT because he will now be wrestling in Ganbare☆Wrestling, NOAH and also Real Japan. He appreciates what DDT has done for him and he hopes to repay them in some way.

Daisuke Sasaki was able to give Danshoku Dieno a Low Blow while Nobuhiro Shimatani distracted the referee. Sasaki said he drowned in the sea of pleasure today. In two weeks at Sumo Hall he will be able to overcome those pleasures.

Gorgeous Matsuno fell on his back wanting to do the Inoki Kicks to Andreza Giant Panda. What he didn’t expect was Andreza to simply step on him for the three count. An immediate rematch was agreed to and Matsuno did a little better. However he was squashed by the Andreza Press to lose again. After the match Super Sasadango Machine entered the ring carrying a rope. Before today he thought Andreza had no weaknesses. But Sasadango discovered one by watching this match. Andreza’s weak spot is his handler Samson Miyamoto! Sasadango tied up Miyamoto with the rope and gave him the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock. Andreza was lost and couldn’t do anything without Miyamoto instructing him. Sasadango taunted Andreza by telling him to go enjoy his freedom. If the Panda wants to come back to the ring and rescue his master, he should go to the DDT show in Sapporo tomorrow. That’s if Andreza can figure out how to get there.

Now that he’s become a freelancer, Shigehiro Irie is starting to rediscover the joys of DDT again. It helps that he is already seeing Mizuki Watase grow stronger and win more matches.

MAO and Sanshiro Takagi attacked each other on the stage with a volleyball they found lying about. They later threw chairs at each other in the audience.


Mr. No TV, Iwasaki Gets The Spotlight, Freelance Irie, Rondo Bell Info Match

October 1, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #19”, 02/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match I – “Mr. No TV” Makoto Oishi Appears In His 5th NO TV Match!: Makoto Oishi Vs Gota Ihashi
0. NO TV Match II: Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Ueno
1. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima Vs Mizuki & Azusa Takigawa
3. Maji Manji Two Serious Big Match: Jun Kasai Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Mike Bailey, Antonio Honda & Keisuke Okuda
5. Maji Manji Two Serious Big Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Ethan Page
6. Danshoku Dieno & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie

Makoto Oishi has lost his self-chosen nickname of “Mr. Maji Manji”. He’s been relegated to the dark matches so often that DDT is now calling him “Mr. No TV”.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TARABAGANI~”, 06/10/2018
Hokkaido Nemuro City Youth Center

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
2. Mike Bailey, MAO & Ethan Page Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Super Sasadango Machine
3. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
4. A Man Survived Many Hardships And Reached The Place Of Nemuro! Giant Single Match: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Adreza Giant Panda
5. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase
6. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
7. UWA Asia Pacific Heavyweight Champion Kouki Iwasaki Local Triumph! Nemuro Specialty Special Tag Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Keisuke Ishii Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

Kouki Iwasaki is doing well for himself ever since he jumped ship to Ganbare☆Wrestling. He’s been wrestling in other promotions like Real Japan and even won the UWA Asia Pacific Heavyweight Title. Since DDT is going to his hometown for a show this week it is only fair that he gets to be continue this momentum by getting a main event spot.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMOROKOSHI~”, 07/10/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Super Sasadango Machine & Gorgeous Matsuno
2. Shunma Katsumata & Maki Ito Vs Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi
3. HARASHIMA, Tomoya & Koji Yoshida Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
4. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
5. Mars Specialty! Sea Urchin, Salmon, Scallops, Crab Bowl 4 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Jason Kincaid & Ethan Page
6. How About Hokkaido Singles!: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yuki Ueno
7. Sapporo Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match From The North: Danshoku Dieno, Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

This is Shigehiro Irie’s first match in DDT as a freelancer. He’s in a match against two guys who have jumped to Ganpro. That’s not a coincidence because Irie will appear at a Ganpro show on 11th October.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TORUHOKAKE~”, 08/10/2018
Hokkaido Hakodate General Wholesale Center Distribution Hall

1. Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Makoto Oishi & Kazuki Hirata
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Katsuo & Keisuke Ishii
3. Gorgeous Matsuno 57 Years Old, A Trial Match!: Danshoku Dieno & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
4. Yuki Iino Knock On Series Round 4: Ethan Page Vs Yuki Iino
5. Infomercial Match – Culture Bar “Rondo Bell”: Sanshiro Takagi & Yumehito Imanari Vs Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi
6. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
7. Hakodate Specialty! 1,000,000 Yen Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase

Daisuke Sasaki doesn’t have much love for anything these days but he will always fight for big cash.

The Rondo Bell Infomercial Match is Gundam related which means the return of Sanshiro Takagi’s Gundam costume!

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 5th Tiger Mask (Self-Named) Vs Monster Halloween Vs Gundan Hitori Vs X
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. 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
2. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
3. 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
4. Soken Holdings Present – Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
6. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2018: Saki Akai & Maki Ito Vs Meiko Satomura & Cassandra Miyagi
7. ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
8. Shigehiro Irie’s Grand Fight: HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs CIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Some of the indy wrestlers from the ALL DOIN project are now in the pre-show Rumble.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “CAN YOU CELEBRATE? 2018” Results

September 30, 2018

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

1. Passion Overflowing! Stop Endeavor! Hiroshi Yamato, First Look At Ganpro!: Hagane, Takashi Okada & Katsumi Oribe defeated Hiroshi Yamato, Shota & Shota Nakagawa when Hagane pinned Shota with the Ranhei (10:14).
2. Spring! Summer! Autumn! Spring Comes Without Winter! Ganjo Special Tag Match!: Yuu Yamagata & Shiori Akiba defeated Moeka Haruhi & Sumire Natsu when Yamagata pinned Natsu with the L.A. (13:26).
3. Do Judge!! “Typical Disqualification” Or “Representative Resurrection”!?: Ken Ohka defeated Nobuhiro Tsurumaki with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (10:52).
4. Roar of POWER OF DREAM: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Kouki Iwasaki by TKO with the Ninja Choke (15:07).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Throwaway Tiger Suplex (16:04).
*V5 for Keisuke Ishii.

Keisuke Ishii called Yumehito Imanari a suitable challenger and someone he hopes to wrestle again someday. But for now Ishii is looking for his next opponent to defend the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title against. Ishii wants the new and improved Ken Ohka! There’s a reason for this. Ishii wants to help Ganbare☆Wrestling compete against BASARA and he is offering to side with them! Ohka accepted his offer and said he’s been working hard at changing himself for the last month. He told Imanari that the Imanari Revolution is not over yet. It is now united with Ohka as they go towards Korakeun Hall this December! It’s not just the two of them either. The rest of the Ganpro roster joined them in the ring to rally together.

It’s been a big couple of weeks for Kouki Iwasaki. After joining Ganpro he also went over to Real Japan and won the UWA Asia Pacific Heavyweight Title from Rey Angel. Now today he was taking on Shuichiro Katsumura. Although he lost by ref stoppage, Iwasaki seems to have won Katsumura’s respect. Katsumura asked Iwasaki to team up together in other places to show more people the strength of Ganpro. He offered a handshake but Iwasaki kicked it away and left the ring.

The new and improved Ken Ohka now wears red trunks and kneepads. His return to Ganpro was a successful one, defeating Nobuhiro Tsurumaki with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster. His victory was cut short when Ryuichi Sekine from BASARA entered the ring. He had a monkey tail attached to him and introduced himself as a member of a unit called Sento Minzoku. He congratulated Ohka but when they shook hands he attacked Ohka with the Kamikaze! Sekine challenged Ohka to a Ganpro Vs Sento Minzoku match at the 11th October Ganpro show in Shin-Kiba.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KIDS RETURN 2018” Results

September 13, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KIDS RETURN 2018”, 13/09/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic
70 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Rain With Fists In Ichigaya In Fine Weather! Summer Punching Fever In Ichigaya!!: Yumehito Imanari Vs Tanomusaku Toba ended in a Time Limit Draw (3R 2:00).
2. From Commando To Tomb Raider! The Soul Was Handed Over! Rain Of Slaughter Falls In Ichigaya In Fine Weather!!! Tomb Raider Haruhi Is Born!!!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Shin Mokujin Ken ended in a No Contest when Yumehito Imanari turned it into a 3 Way Match. (Special Referee: Yumehito Imanari)
2a. 3 Way Match: Moeka Haruhi defeated Shin Mokujin Ken and Yumehito Imanari when Haruhi pinned Imanari with a School Boy (4:20).
3. Kouki Iwasaki Belongs To Ganbare 1st Round Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Shota defeated Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki when Ishii pinned Imanari with a Back Sky Kick (10:45).

Ganbare☆Wrestling was back with a show that felt like a Yumehito Imanari Appreciation Night because he was involved in every match. In the main event he teamed with Kouki Iwasaki in Iwasaki’s first match as a Ganpro regular. He turned a match between Moeka Haruhi and Shin Mokujin Ken he was officiating into a 3 Way Match so he could also be in it. Also he fought Tanomusaku Toba to a draw to kick off the show.

Imanari went through the entire show without winning any matches. Despite that record, Imanari asked Keisuke Ishii if they could have a match for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. He wants to fight for the belt that was created in FMW because he admires Atsushi Onita and Koji Nakagawa so much. Ishii accepted the challenge and it will take place on 29th September. Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shuichiro Katsumura is also booked on that show. Iwasaki will also get a match against Hideki Suzuki on 11th October. He was given a signed copy of Suzuki’s book “Introduction To Catch As Catch Can” that he can read to prepare for the match. Iwasaki said this was the reason why he wanted to join Ganpro.

Somebody in the audience then called out to Imanari. It was Hiroshi Yamato! He enjoyed today’s show and wants to give Ganpro a shot. Imanari happily booked him on the 11th October show. One last figure then appeared in the room. It was Ken Ohka! However Ohka looked different from the last time he was seen storming out of a Ganpro show. He was wearing a ten gallon hat and cowboy boots. He told Imanari he only came here to see the show, nothing else. Imanari asked Ohka what he was doing and tried to encourage him to come back. Imanari wants Ohka to work together with him as Ganpro heads towards Korakuen Hall later this year. He offered Ohka a match with Nobuhiro Tsurumaki on 29th September to determine if Ohka is still capable of doing his best. Ohka agreed to the match and told everyone that the 29th will be his resurrection day! He will change, Ganpro will change and the entire world will change too!

Moeka Haruhi brought a machine gun as part of her Tomb Raider cosplay. She wanted to shoot Shin Mokujin Ken with it but Imanari stopped her because of Ichigaya’s gun laws. Imanari was the referee of the match but he got so into it he begun to wrestle the others so it was turned into a 3 Way Match. Imanari pissed off Haruhi when he implied she will soon get fat. That comment also pissed off Ken apparently because it then decided to help Haruhi beat Imanari. Haruhi thanked Ken after the match by planting a rose on its head.


DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND” Results

August 25, 2018

DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
718 Fans

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Kouki Iwasaki, Daiki Shimomura & Rekka defeated Toru Owashi, Yuki Ueno, Akito & Yuki Iino when Iwasaki pinned Iino with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (6:55).
2. DAMNATION Vs RENEGADES!: Mizuki Watase, Jason Kincaid & Ryan Davidson defeated Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Davidson pinned Shimatani with the Davidson Driver (9:58).
3. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Gorgeous Matsuno when Dieno submitted Matsuno with the Meiko Killer III (7:43).
4. Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Taiyo Kea defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda when Irie pinned Honda with the Beast Bomber (12:47).
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: MAO defeated Mike Bailey with the Cannonball 450 (11:33).
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (12:22).
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: HARASHIMA defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with the Somato (14:59).
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Crossover Facelock (22:49).

We’re down to four in the King Of DDT. Tomorrow sees MAO, Tetsuya Endo, HARASHIMA and Daisuke Sasaki battle it out in the final rounds. But today they all went through some tough matches. In the main event Sasaki dug deep into his moveset to beat Keisuke Ishii. At one point he Superplexed Ishii out of the ring onto DAMNATION outside the ring. Sasaki kicked out of the Tiger Suplex, Final Cut and High Angle Double Arm DDT. In return, Sasaki avoided the Kneel Kick to hit the NOW OR NEVER. He then performed the Italian DDT from his Sasaki & Gabbana days before making Ishii submit to the Crossover Facelock.

HARASHIMA avoided the God’s Right Knee more often than not in his match against Yukio Sakaguchi. The vital moment came when he cut off Sakaguchi’s finisher with a short range Somato. HARASHIMA then hit the full length version to get the win.

The miracle run for Kazuki Hirata has ended at the Quarter Final stage. Endo made fun of him for being the underdog but Hirata really brought the fight to him. Hirata countered the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb by tightening his grip around Endo’s head so he could apply a Headlock. Endo tried to fight out of it with back drops but Hirata refused to let go until he could position himself for an Asai DDT out of nowhere. Hirata hit the Sliding Kick twice but still couldn’t get the pin so he went for the Viagra Driver. Endo blocked it and changed the course of the match by hitting the Handspring Kneel Kick and Tetsuya In The Sky for a nearfall. Endo finally put Hirata away with the Torture Rack Bomb.

In the match between KO-D Tag Team Champions, both Mike Bailey and MAO went high risk from the start. A lot of dives out of the ring didn’t slow either of them down until MAO won with the Cannonball 450. The two hugged afterwards.

It’s been a while since Taiyo Kea last wrestled in Japan. He remembers Shigehiro Irie but said he has turned into a different person from the last time they met. He thinks Irie is now a fairly strong wrestler with amazing power. Together they defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda but it wasn’t a dominant victory. Honda successfully pulled off his Gongitsune trick on Kea. He recovered and gave Honda the TKO before Irie finished him off with the Beast Bomber.

A still injured Danshoku Dieno had to change his battle plan today knowing that his right shoulder would definitely be targeted. Gorgeous Matsuno tried to make Dieno tap with a Cross Armbreaker but Dieno countered the move into an Indian Deathlock and Headscissors combo to make Matsuno give up. Dieno has now discovered a new effective wrestling hold that will surely come in handy soon, so he named it the Meiko Killer III.

Nobuhiro Shimatani was eager to throw his weight around now that he is mostly accepted into DAMNATION. Mad Paulie also got to throw him around too onto their opponents. That all stopped when Ryan Davidson struck Shimatani with a Lariat and pinned him with the Davidson Driver.

Sanshiro Takagi got to say goodbye to three wrestlers all leaving on their own separate journeys. With Kouki Iwasaki moving to Ganbare☆Wrestling, Daiki Shimomura moving to BASARA and Rekka going overseas (not back home to Taiwan as previously reported), Takagi felt like today was farewell. He hopes that all of them will grow and treat this as the first chapter of their new story. There is only one advice he can give to them and that’s for them to really do their best.

The list of current entries in this year’s Dramatic General Election was revealed during the show. Most of the regular roster is involved. Yumehito Imanari and Maki Ito also volunteered to compete. Sanshiro Takagi, Shigehiro Irie, Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Mike Bailey all declined to enter the contest. Danshoku Dieno is undecided and has until tomorrow to make up his mind. DAMNATION, ALL OUT, Shuten-dōji and DISASTER BOX are the current units involved with the deadline also being for tomorrow.