January 1, 2018

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2017”, 31/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,411 Fans

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Ryota Hama & Soma Takao when Sekimoto pinned Takao after a missed Okido Press from Hama (6:06).
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Kazuki Hashimoto & Akito defeated Kota Sekifuda & Ryota Nakatsu when Akito submitted Nakatsu with the Perfect Figure 4 Leg Lock (4:32).
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Brahman Kei & Daisuke Sasaki (w/ Brahman Shu) defeated Antonio Honda & Takuya Nomura (w/ Jaki Numazawa) when Sasaki pinned Honda after the Syachihoko Clutch (7:21).
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Danshoku Dino & Daichi Hashimoto defeated Keisuke Ishii & Takayuki Ueki when Dino pinned Ueki with the Danshoku Screwdriver (9:53).
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Aoki when Miyamoto pinned Aoki with the Fire Thunder (3:28).
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Uto pinned Yoshino with the Axis Fall (6:34).
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Abdullah Kobayashi & Colt Cabana defeated Minoru Fujita & Shunma Katsumata when Kobayashi submitted Katsumata with a Crab Hold (4:21).
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Great Kojika & Tetsuya Koda Vs Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
8a. Sudden Death – 1 Count Fall: Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Great Kojika & Tetsuya Koda when Takeshita pinned Kojika with a Rope Assisted School Boy (1:38).
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Kazuki Hashimoto & Akito when Higuchi pinned Akito with a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch (1:52).
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Brahman Shu & Daisuke Sasaki (w/ Brahman Kei) defeated Danshoku Dino & Daichi Hashimoto when Shu pinned Dino with a School Boy (8:09).
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto when HARASHIMA pinned Uto with the Somato (9:57).
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Hideki The Brody & Jimmy Takeshita Vs Stan Kobayashi & Colt “Boom Boom” Butcher ended in a No Contest after a Referee Assault (2:17).
12a. Sudden Death – 1 Count Fall: Hideki The Brodie & Jimmy Takeshita defeated Stan Kobayashi & Colt “Boom Boom” Butcher by Countout (2:50).
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi defeated HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto when Sekimoto pinned Miyamoto with the Roll Through German Suplex (9:47).
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Hideki The Brody & Jimmy Takeshita defeated Brahman Kei & Daisuke Sasaki (w/ Brahman Shu) when Takeshita pinned Kei with the Superfly Splash (7:02).
15. TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Match: Kotaro Yoshino, Dinosaur Takuma, Kazumi Kikuta & MAO defeated TAKA Michinoku, Dick Togo, Ryuji Ito & Sanshiro Takagi when MAO pinned Michinoku with a School Boy (13:16).
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi when Suzuki pinned Higuchi with the Double Arm Suplex (12:44).

DDT and Big Japan ended 2017 and begun 2018 with what they usually do at this time every year, a big pro wrestling get together at Korakuen Hall! This year’s tag team tournament was themed around one wrestler from each company joining forces. Every pairing also had their own custom team name too.

Round 1

Sekiguchi-gumi Vs Hamamatsu. The show kicked off with Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi entering the ring both wearing sunglasses and carrying samurai swords. They won over Ryota Hama & Soma Takao in a match where Hama made the most impact. First he squashed Higuchi with a Hip Attack in the corner. But then he squashed Takao by accident when he missed the Okido Press. Sekimoto pinned a lifeless Takao to win. Hama tried to apologise to Takao afterwards but Takao was too afraid to approach him.

Team Hitomishiri Vs Team 14. Pretty simple first round win for Kazuki Hashimoto & Akito. Although Kota Sekifuda dove onto Hashimoto, he was nowhere to be found when Akito locked Ryota Nakatsu into the Perfect Figure 4 Leg Lock. Sekifuda & Nakatsu didn’t get much time in the ring together but they would like to team up again someday, maybe in next year’s tournament.

Charming Dolls Vs Charisma Brahman. Throughout the night the Brahman Brothers switched back and forth to team with Daisuke Sasaki in their matches. For the first match, Brahman Kei was the legal participant. Sasaki gleefully joined in with their act of throwing water at the audience during their entrance. Meanwhile Takuya Nomura wore identical wrestling gear to Antonio Honda and they were accompanied by Jaki Numzawa in their corner. The match broke down into a 6 Way at one point when Brahman Shu and Numazawa got involved in the fighting. Kei accidentally blinded Sasaki with the black ink. Nomura grabbed the Brahmans’ bucket of water and threw it at them in the corner. But Sasaki & Kei rallied to pin Honda with the Crucifix And Jackknife pinning combination. As the Brahmans walked off they had an idea. For the next match they should become Charisma like Sasaki!

Hakai Kyodai Vs With Love And Enthrallment And Reassurance. Keisuke Ishii & Takayuki Ueki came out dressed as Ryu and Zangief from Street Fighter. At first they acted like the characters but Ueki then got so frustrated by Danshoku Dino & Daichi Hashimoto that he pulled out his gun. Ueki held Dino hostage and demanded that they switch tights so he could possess Dino’s Danshoku skills. Unfortunately Ueki slipped off the top rope and crotched himself. Dino, now wearing the Zangief tights, gave Ueki a Zangief style Spinning Piledriver to advance his team to the next round.

Smile Yankee Vs Team Yokohama. The match begun quickly when Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Aoki attacked HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto. But once Smile Yankee isolated Aoki it didn’t take long for them to put him down. Sakaguchi apologised to Aoki for coming up with the reckless plan but Aoki apologised too for being weak.

Yoshino-ka Vs Jikujion. Masahiro Takanashi joined in with Tatsuhiko Yoshino’s local boy gimmick. Yoshihisa Uto carried Isami Kodaka on his shoulders for their entrance but accidentally whacked Kodaka’s head off of the stage. This would happen for all of their matches tonight. Kodaka trusted Uto to carry both him and his victim of a Superplex but Uto struggled to pull it off. He finally succeeded but Kodaka was hurt in the process as if he was given a German Suplex. The move worked well enough to pin Yoshino though.

Shunma To Minoru Vs KobaCabana. Minoru Fujita wanted to sing along with Shunma Katsumata during their entrance but his microphone was switched off for a lot of it. He also wore a strand of barbwire disguised as a headband around his forehead. Sadly their idol behaviour didn’t work and they both submitted to Abdullah Kobayashi & Colt Cabana.

Great To Mago Vs Most Strongest Combi. In a rare occurrence for this tournament, only one match in the entire show went to a time limit draw. The combined skills of Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita were not enough to figure out The Great Kojika in under 10 minutes. Tetsuya Endo tried his best to beat Takeshita for the second time in two days but the time ran out during their skirmish. 1 Count Pinfalls were activated for overtime and Kojika surprisingly came close to pinning Takeshita with the Iron Claw. Shockingly, Suzuki pulled the referee away to stop him from counting. Takeshita then used the distraction to School Boy Kojika and Suzuki held down his feet onto the ropes for leverage. Yes, it took that much cheating to pin The Great Kojika for one second!

Round 2

Sekiguchi-gumi Vs Team Hitomishiri. The first bout of Round 2 ended in quick fashion when Higuchi of all people pinned Akito with a Rolling Leg Clutch. Akito & Hashimoto tried to tap out their opponents with Scorpion Locks and Ankle Locks but it wasn’t enough. Akito promised to keep in touch with Hashumoto through LINE.

Charisma Brahman Vs Hakai Kyodai. This time Brahman Shu was teaming with Sasaki. Also this time the Brahmans dressed like Sasaki and were also armed with plates filled with…well…some sort of foul substance I don’t want to think about. Sasaki accidentally got a face full of it. At one point Dino suddenly started grabbing around his partner and pulled out Ueki’s gun from his pants! Sasaki and the Brahmans stopped him with a traffic sign attack then made him sit onto a chair with the plate of dirt placed on it. Sasaki took out toilet roll to wipe the substance off of Dino’s backside and then rub it into his face. Shu then pinned Dino with a School Boy to end the madness. The Brahmans praised Sasaki for his technique in using the plate.

Smile Yankee Vs Jikujion. Uto again carried Kodaka head first into the entrance stage. Their double team Suplex attempt off the top rope failed when Miyamoto held onto HARASHIMA to keep him on the corner. Uto ended up just giving Kodaka a German Suplex instead. Miyamoto dropped Uto with a Fire Thunder then narrowly rolled out of the way of HARASHIMA’s Somato. That was it for Uto & Kodaka’s run in the tournament.

KobaCabana? Vs Most Strongest Combi?. Due to earlier injuries dealt to everyone involved in this match, both teams had to be replaced. Luckily a bunch of “legends” happened to be in the building and stepped in to fill the gap. Suzuki & Takeshita were replaced by Hideki The Brody & Jimmy Takeshita while Kobayashi & Cabana were replaced by Stan Kobayashi & Colt “Boom Boom” Butcher. The two teams brawled with each other around the ring and then all threatened to attack Yukinori Matsui with their weapons. The match ended in a Double DQ because of the threats and had to be restarted. The four then brawled up towards the crowd and Brodie wrapped his chain around both Kobayashi & Cabana. He held them back while Takeshita crawled back to the ring to win the match by countout. When the match was over they all re-entered the ring and attacked a ringside assistant with their finishing moves.

Japan Indie Grand Prize Awards

Samurai TV and Occupation Of The Indies held their annual Japan Indie Grand Prize awards after Round 2. The MVP Award went to Hideki Suzuki. The Best Bout Award went to the Big Japan match between Masashi Takeda Vs Masaya Takahashi from 17th December. Best Unit went to DAMNATION. Best Show went to Big Japan for their 17th November outdoor event in Ueno Park. Best Newcomer went to Andre The Giant Panda. The Special Achievement Award was given to the late Mr. Pogo.

Semi Finals

Sekiguchi-gumi Vs Smile Yankee. A random drawing put together the semi final matchups. Lariats from Sekimoto & Higuchi were the difference maker. Miyamoto also wasn’t prepared for Sekimoto to roll him into the German Suplex from the ropes.

Charisma Brahman Vs Most Strongest Combi. Remember when I said the madness was over? It came back. Suzuki & Takeshita were still in their legend gimmicks and this time they had Kobayashi & Cabana on their side to combat Sasaki & The Brahmans’ tricks. Kei was isolated from his teammates and was put through the Western Lariat, the King Kong Knee Drop, the Poisoned Elbow Drop and finally the Superfly Splash to lose the match. Sasaki and The Brahmans still threw water at the audience afterwards.

TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Match

The final pro wrestling match of 2017 in Japan was TAKA Michinoku’s 25th Anniversary match. He led a veteran team of K-DOJO, Big Japan and DDT wrestlers to face some of the new generation coming from those companies. MAO became a butt of a joke by being the victim of a never ending Corner Train Attack featuring everyone else in the match, loads of wrestlers who weren’t in the match and even one of the Samurai TV cameramen! Cabana was involved too but he just wanted to take a selfie with MAO. This went on for so long that the countdown to the new year began. In the final seconds Michinoku charged in but MAO rolled him over with a School Boy to pin him right as the clock struck zero! Happy new year!


Sekiguchi-gumi Vs Most Strongest Combi. The tournament final is the first wrestling match in Japan of 2018. Suzuki & Takeshita were now back to normal. Both teams threw all that they had left at each other. It all came down to Higuchi and Suzuki fighting each other. Higuchi hit the Doctor Bomb but it wasn’t enough. Takeshita gave Higuchi a Dragon Suplex and Suzuki followed it up with a Dragon Suplex of his own. Higuchi kicked out! Suzuki then used the Double Arm Suplex and that wasn enough to beat Higuchi. The Most Strongest Combi are the Shuffle Tag Tournament winners! When they were given the rewards Takeshita joked that they only wrestled twice in the tournament this year and still won. Suzuki said he was honoured to fight Sekimoto & Higuchi. He also bragged that he wasn’t feeling tired at all. Sekimoto grabbed the microphone and swore into it.



October 11, 2017

Tokyo Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic
64 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganjo Super Fight In Ichigaya: Kaho Kobayashi defeated HARUKAZE with the 120% School Boy (4:49).
2. Who Is X??: Showtime Hart defeated Chinsuke Nakamura with a Sleeper Cutback (7:12).
3. Ganpuro Special Tag Match In Ichigaya: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when Great pinned Imanari with the Fire Spear (8:53).
4. Special Bonus Track ~ Volunteer Ganbare☆Rumble: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Ken Ohka with the Cross Facelock (8:53).
Order Of Elimination: Chinsuke Nakamura, HARUKAZE, Shuichiro Katsumura, Ganbare The Great, Shota, Yumehito Imanari, Ken Ohka.

Ganbare☆Wrestling put together a small fan appreciation show inside the Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic. Since the room is so small there was no wrestling ring. Instead some mats were placed down next to a wall with two big empty window frames in it. The main event was an open invitation Royal Rumble with eliminations occurring by pinfall, submission or being thrown out of the room through one of the window frames. As an added bonus, the winner of the match would get a portion of today’s revenue from the ticket sales as a prize. This led to Daisuke Sasaki crashing the show and winning the match after attacking Ken Ohka with a chair. Once again Sasaki was stealing money from Ohka.

Sasaki sat down next to the beaten Ohka and took out his stolen savings book. Sasaki said he went to the bank to withdraw all of Ohka’s money only to find out the account was empty! It turned out Ohka still had his bank card and the money was already taken out while Sasaki was too hungover to visit the bank. Sasaki knows Ohka’s PIN number so he demanded Ohka give him the card so he can go get the 710,000 yen. Ohka refused and demanded the return of his cash and savings book. Sasaki was confused. He thought Ohka already had his money. That’s when Yumehito Imanari confessed it was he who went to the bank to get the cash. He also knows Ohka’s PIN number so it was easy to withdraw from the account. Imanari also admitted the cash prize for today’s show was just a ruse to lure Sasaki to the show and deceive him. That’s not all. Imanari discovered Ohka often uses a Family Mart T-Point card to save money and worked out a way to triple Ohka’s savings if he can take everything back from Sasaki! Ohka promised to get his money back, triple it, build up Ganpro and also to change his PIN number.

Ganbare The Great had a silly request for the Special Tag Match. He wanted himself & Ganbare The Shooter to swap identities with Ohka & Imanari for the match. So we had Minoru Fujita & Shuichiro Katsumura wrestle as Ohka & Imanari respectively while Ohka & Imanari wore the Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter masks. Imanari decided to wrestle like a masked man and did Gran Naniwa’s Crab Walk on the window frame. Fujita pinned him with the Fire Spear. He continued to impersonate Ohka afterwards and said he will continue to say bad things every day, every week and every month. Ohka in character as Fujita promised to start paying his child support again. The two teams hugged each other and everyone had fun. Except for the referee Daisuke Kiso, he didn’t want anything to do with it.

Shota came out to the mat dressed in his normal clothing to announce he could not wrestle today because of an injury. He said his replacement was Showtime Hart. He then took off his clothes to reveal he was wearing pink and green wrestling gear underneath. This is his Showtime Hart gimmick. His mystery opponent turned out to be Chinsuke Nakamura. Hart demanded a “This Is Wrestling” chant while he had Chinsuke in a Cobra Twist. Chinsuke applied a Sleeper Hold but Hart fell back on top of him to get the three count.

Kaho Kobayashi took the time in her match to complain about the “Pro Wrestling Cannonball” movie that was made in 2014. She participated in the filming of the project but all of her appearances were cut from the movie save for a one second cameo somewhere. Ohka approached her after the match to apologise and offer her a spot in the Ganbare☆Rumble. She turned it down because she had to travel to Odate for another wrestling show taking place tomorrow.


September 30, 2017

Osaka Toshima Citizen Center
138 Fans

1. Fumihiko Uwai Produce Match: Kamui defeated Dai Suzuki with the Swanton Bomb (5:29).
2. Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun: Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Mizuki Watase when Fujita pinned Watase with a Modified Cradle (14:55).
3. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Blow Up Double Sweet Tag Death Match: Shota & HARUKAZE defeated Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu when Shota pinned Imanari with the Frog Splash (12:15).
4. Forgotten K ICE BREAK: Yasu Urano defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with a Cradle (11:30).
5. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka defeated MIYAWAKI with the Fire Spear (21:06).

Ken Ohka’s road to recovery since losing his money and his championship began with a victory over MIYAWAKI. Hs spoke about MIYAWAKI’s debut match that took place in Differ Ariake back in 2002 and how both have progressed over the last 15 years. Ohka then said how hard he works at making Ganbare☆Wrestling succeed while some other chubby men stay at home doing nothing. Both Ganbare The Great and Shoichi Uchida at ringside got mad when they heard this but Ohka told them to use that anger as motivation. Great told Ohka he’ll kill him then left.

The mess made by the Double Sweet Death Match made both Shinichiro Tominaga and Yasu Urano conscious over bits of food flying at the audience while they wrestled each other. So they tried to take it easy at first until the tension between them grew and grew.

The entire venue was filled with the smell of food after the Double Sweet Death Match. The teams of Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu and Shota & HARUKAZE battled it out in a ring filled with snacks and candy. Long marshmallow bars were attached to the ropes like lighttubes and cracker pops were placed on the turnbuckles rigged to explode at a certain point. The ring was a mess by the end of the match. A bell rang again to warn everyone of something. Everyone continued fighting until the crackers all exploded, knocking everyone out.

Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida spent their match finding different ways to misbehave. They both shook Shuichiro Katsumura & Mizuki Watase’s hands then refused to let go. They then complained about how hard it was for them to wrestle today whenever their opponents got the upper hand. It was only when some young fans in the audience started cheering “Batsuichi!” that they became motivated to wrestle. Fujita low blowed Watase and pinned him with a Wrist Clutch Small Package to more chants of “Batsuichi!”

Ganpuro were given a boost by the visit of wrestling promoter Fumihiko Uwai to their show. Uwai congratulated Ohka on bringing Ganpuro this far including a successful show in Korakuen Hall. He is looking forward to seeing what is next for the company. Uwai stuck around to do ring announcing for the Dai Suzuki Vs Kamui match.


September 4, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 45 ~OSHU BATTLE~”, 02/09/2017
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center
136 Fans

1. SAGAT defeated Takato Nakano with the Trans-Am ★ Recliner (8:12).
2. Single Match With Beef Tongue As Ingredients: Atsushi Maruyama defeated Gouma Ryu by TKO (5:21).
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Best Stretchman V3 when Tsumakoto pinned Stretchman with the Zudon (14:22).
4. Sendai Fest: FUMA & Ricky Fuji defeated Yusuke Kubo & Hagane when FUMA pinned Kubo with the Heavy Metal Anthem (14:24).
5. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Miyagino Ward~: Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita & Masamune ended in a Time Limit (30:00).

Isami Kodaka said that the main event felt like it lasted a blink of an eye. He talked about travelling to Puerto Rico for K-DOJO fifteen years ago. When he returned he found out that Minoru Fujita was now his teacher. He’s been learning from him ever since. Ryuichi Sekine wanted to say a few words but Fujita cut him off and told Kodaka to keep his indy wrestler silent. Sekine snapped back and told Fujita he’s an indy wrestler too. Fujita hugged everyone but didn’t look happy doing so.

FUMA got Ricky Fuji as his surprise tag team partner for the IRON PRIEST tag match. FUMA called the match perfect. He also announced Fuji will be a part of FUMA FEST in December.

Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama fought in a match involving a beef tongue and a 5 point system. Knock downs, rope breaks and beef tongue usage were scored against the wrestlers and the first to reach 5 points would lose. Maruyama won by the skin of his teeth with the beef tongue but wasn’t satisfied by the result. He attacked Gouma again but Gouma trapped him in a Cross Armbreaker until Maruyama tapped out.


June 1, 2017

Shin-Kiba 1st RING
131 Fans

1. Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Debut Match: Kaori Yoneyama defeated HARUKAZE with a Crab Hold (9:55).
2. Karate Chop And Corkscrew Blow, Fusion Of Miracles!: Tanomusaku Toba & Chikara defeated Yukihiro Abe & Yumehito Imanari when Toba pinned Imanari after the Master And Padawan (11:44).
3. Shaolin Temple Vs Gatoh Move~ Complete Settlement Match!: “Kotori” defeated Shaolin Temple Man with a Switch Back from the Nagata Lock (11:23).
4. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die! Decisive Battle!: Ganbare The Great defeated Shuichiro Katsumura with the Ganbare☆Clutch (12:14).
5. Ganpuro Counting Again: GENTARO defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with a Jackknife Pin (14:40).
6. When It Is A Match! Show Me Ganbare Soul!: Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi when SAKAMOTO pinned Ohka after a Moonsault from Ihashi (12:03).

Ken Ohka has been betrayed by Gota Ihashi! Just when it looked like Ohka had the main event won, Ihashi stopped the count and attacked him! Ihashi hit the Moonsault on Ohka and allowed KAZMA SAKAMOTO to get the three count. After the match Kenso Ohka announced that Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling is over after today. Taking its place is a gathering of “New Yorkers” from all over the world. They are now the New York Head Hunters and their newest member is Hollywood Gota! Ken Ohka was devastated that a lifelong friend betrayed him. He swore to protect Ganbare☆Wrestling from the Head Hunters and save Ihashi from this dark path.

Shuichiro Katsumura accidentally unmasked Ganbare The Great during a Sleeper Hold. The surprise allowed the exposed Ganbare to roll Katsumura into the Ganbare☆Clutch for the three count. Katsumura knew Ganbare is Minoru Fujita and hated that he lost to him this way. He challenged him to more matches but Ganbare turned him down. Ganbare wants to team with Katsumura instead. The offer was accepted and they will team together on 24th June.

Tanomusaku Toba & Chikara combined their finishers to win their tag match. Chikara hit Yumehito Imanari with the Saber Chop then Toba hit Imanari with the Backblow. The move combination is now called the Master And Padawan.

The debut of HARUKAZE ended in a defeat to Kaori Yoneyama. HARUKAZE hit the Fire Spear for a nearfall but her opponent was just to strong for her. Ohka motivated her after the match by saying it is okay to lose many matches as long as you never forget how frustrating that can be. HARUKAZE’s next match is against Bambi.

Ken Ohka will next defend his Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title in Ganpuro on 8th July. His opponent is… oh for fuck sake it’s Naoshi Sano.

Yasu Urano Becomes A Freelancer, Golden Week Schedule, Ganpuro Nonsense

April 28, 2017

Yasu Urano announced yesterday that he will no longer be affiliated with DDT and will be going freelance at the end of May. Urano has been wrestling for 17 years and has been with DDT for the last ten. He wants to expand his horizons with the remaining time he has left as a wrestler. He has no concrete plan for the future but there are many wrestlers out there that he has never fought before. Sanshiro Takagi encouraged him to consider wrestling abroad. He also suggested Urano to set up his own group and call it either Socrates or Wrestle Socrates because Urano is a wrestling philosopher. Urano had already gone over his decision with the rest of Smile Squash before going public. HARASHIMA didn’t believe him the first time he was told. The second time Urano told him he assured that he wasn’t quitting pro wrestling. As for Soma Takao, Urano didn’t know what to tell him so he just sent him a LINE message saying “Sorry”. He will still be a part of Smile Squash until he goes freelance but what will happen to that relationship afterwards is anyone’s guess. Urano still intends to make appearances for DDT here and there. He confirmed that he will a part of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” on 20th August.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2017”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Daiki Shimomura Vs Yuki Ueno
1. Hungry Black Bass Again Vs Crimson Nobelman: Akito Vs Soma Takao
2. Rocky Of Naniwa II And Blonde Beautiful Heidi First Time Encounter: KUDO, Masahiro Taknashi & Saki Akai Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Heidi Katrina
3. Worldwide Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi
4. DDT Extreme Title Next Challenger Decision 5 Way Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Royce Isaacs
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Kazuki Hirata Only Loser Deportation Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

Golden Week begins with a DDT/BASARA double header in Korakuen Hall. Best friends turned bitter enemies Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo headline the DDT show with the KO-D Openweight Title on the line. Endo doesn’t care much about becoming the champion. His primary goal is to crush and humiliate Takeshita.

NωA will debut their new song “We are the HERO” during the show.

The current Right To Challenge contract holders are HARASHIMA, Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazuki Hirata and Nobuhiro Shimatani.

BASARA “VAJRA 34 ~LION DASH~”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takato Nakano Debut Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial “Best Stretchman V3 In Reverse”: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Best Stretchman V3 Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Gingin Boys: FUMA & Hagane Vs YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT Vs Gunso & Shoichi Uchida
5. Super Pro Wrestling Ring Wars 2017 ~Japan Vs Trans-Am~ True Patriotic Pinfall: Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Tanaka
6. BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Yusuke Kubo Vs Dick Togo
7. BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Yuji Okabayashi
8. Union MAX Title – BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi is boasting of his abilities with his clear, easy to understand English spoken in an obviously American accent. He call himself the best stripper and best wrestler in the world with a perfect body that Ryota Nakatsu cannot beat. Nakatsu doesn’t believe a word that comes out of Ryuichi’s mouth. He is convinced it is really Ryuichi Kawamura playing a character. Regardless it is Nakatsu’s desire to win the Union MAX Title that drives him. He watched the belt be defended in Union Pro but never progressed far enough to challenge for the title before Union closed down.

Isami Kodaka has two matches to prepare for on the show. He will be the first opponent for the debuting rookie Takato Nakano. Then later in the show he faces the Big Japan golem Yuji Okabayashi in a first time singles match. When thinking up strategies for the match Kodaka came to the conclusion that it will be impossible to beat Okabayashi in a straightforward wrestling match. With that said he is still practicing a lot of different ideas to try and win.

The Japan Vs America rivalry continues further down the card. Ryuichi Sekine doesn’t care if the political relationship between the two countries is currently nice and friendly. He thinks his 6-Man Tag match against the Trans-Am ★ Family will be the biggest fight of the century. He wants to this match to show all the great things about the Japanese. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi responded that he loves Japan. He loves the beautiful scenery, the delicious food, the pretty women in kimonos and Tokyo Disneyland. The only thing he does not like about Japan are three particular people: Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe! Japan can improve as a country if those three people learn to speak English. So Hiroshi asked for the match to be a True Patriotic Pinfall match. The match can only be won by pinfall and the wrestlers have to cover their opponent with their country’s flag on top of them. Sekine is against the stipulation because his finisher is a submission move. The rule may also backfire on the Trans-Am ★ Family if the rumour that Trans-Am ★ Tanaka is really submission specialist Minoru Tanaka turns out to be true.

Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Yuna Manase Vs Azusa Takigawa
2. Miyu Yamashita Vs Nonoko
3. Itoh Maki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Syoko Nakajima & Mil Clown
5. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Dragon Bombers – No Countout Rules: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone

Is the No Countout Rule enough for the Dragon Bombers to finally beat SIN Biishiki-gun?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOKYO 2017”, 30/04/2017
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Enjo-gun, Osaka’s First Visit!: Mitomi Masayuki & Shibata Vs Daina Mido & Hiroto Okubo
2. Ganbare Wrestling In OSAKA Special Single Match: Yukinori Abe Vs Hiro Tonai
3. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Bombardment Double Sweet Death Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Bambi
4. I Return To Chiba’s Grace In Osaka: Minoru Fujita & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano & MIYAWAKI
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Atsushi Maruyama

According to Atsushi Maruyama, his Buzzsaw Kick has been given the official TAJIRI seal of approval. Maruyama’s next booking for Ganpuro after this show won’t be until 31st May. Ken Ohka has confirmed that if he loses the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title to Maryama then there will not be a title rematch on that date.

During the press conference to promote Ganpuro’s upcoming events, Minoru Fujita briefly dropped by to give Ohka a gift he bought in Shinjuku.

Yumehito Imanari is training for the Double Sweet Death Match by eating a very sweet cinnamon roll he purchased last week. The downside to this is the roll is already a bit mouldy.

Nagoya City North Sports Center

1. Smile Squash Vs DNA!: Soma Takao & Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Cutlet Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs MAO

Will Urano and Soma Takao’s awkward partnership be fixed before Urano leaves DDT?

DDT “TOYONAKA LOVE STORY 2017”, 04/05/2017
Osaka Toyonaka City Rose Cultural Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni Vs Makoto Oishi & MAO
2. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mad Paulie

DDT is offering some Big Boy Wrestling in Toyonaka!

DDT “IBARAKI IS THE BEST 2017”, 06/05/2017
Ibaraki Tsukuba Capio

1. Hell Gate Of The Idol Challenge: Danshoku Dino Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi

Can’t let Urano leave without one more match against Shuten-dōji.


1. Mixed Martial Arts Warfare ~ Kickboxing Vs Karate Chop: Tanomusaku Toba Vs Chikara
2. Yumehito Vs “X”: Yumehito Imanari Vs X
3. Great COSMOS 2017: Shuichiro Katsumura & Yukihiro Abe Vs Ganbare The Great & Takafumi Ito
4. GANPRO SUPERSTAR WAR!!: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

During the press conference to promote Ganpuro’s upcoming events, Ganbare The Great briefly dropped by to give Ohka a gift he bought in Shinjuku.

The only hint Ohka is giving for the identity of Imanari’s mystery opponent is it’s a superb and popular wrestler.

The Kickboxing Vs Karate Chop match will consist of an unlimited amount of three minute rounds until there is a winner.


April 2, 2017

140 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & Hi69 when SAKAMOTO pinned Tominaga with the Michinoku Driver II (14:24).
2. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Ken Ohka & Ganbare The Great defeated Yukihiro Abe & Keisuke Ishii when Ohka pinned Abe with the Fire Spear (16:11).
3. I Will Not Give Up Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Mitomi Masayuki & Shibata defeated Yumehito Imanari & Bambi when Masayuki pinned Imanari with the Salty Splash (6:40).
4. I Will Not Give Up Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Shuichiro Katsumura & Takafumi Ito defeated Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Chikara when Katsumura submitted Chikara with a Jumping Crucifix Armbreaker (8:37).
5. I Will Not Give Up Tag Tournament – Final: Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Chikara defeated Yumehito Imanari & Bambi when Chikara pinned Imanari with the Saber Chop (5:45).
6. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Final: Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated Ken Ohka & Ganbare The Great when Kenso Ohka submitted Ken Ohka with a Figure Four Leg Lock (17:32).

The second show of the day featured the remaining rounds of the World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament. It began with Ken Ohka & Ganbare The Great entering the ring to the Big Japan theme song. Ohka wondered why they were using that music. Ganbare said he chose the song because they were taking part in a big Japanese pro wrestling show. The song played again when they left the ring and the crowd chanted “Dai Nippon!” at them.

In the semi-finals Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling eliminated Shinichiro Tominaga & Hi69 while Ohka & Ganbare advanced over Yukihiro Abe & Keisuke Ishii. In the final, KAZMA SAKAMOTO unmasked Ganbare, revealing that it really was Minoru Fujita under the mask. Kenso Ohka targeted Ken Ohka’s leg effectively enough for him to tap out to a Figure Four Leg Lock. Kenso complained that there was no trophy then praised SAKAMOTO for being best, kindest tag wrestler ever. When they left, Ken Ohka called for Fujita to come over to him. Fujita put his mask back on and went back to his Ganbare character. Ohka admitted he knew it was Fujita all along and that their defeat was not his fault. Ohka said he has never won a tournament but more opportunities will come along. He then joked that Fujita can go to over Big Japan. Fujita threatened to quit instead even though he doesn’t know why he would do that.

A second tournament took place throughout the show but this one was done using Losers Advance rules. I Will Not Give Up Tag Tournament featured all of the teams that were eliminated in Round 1. Both Enjo-gun and Shuichiro Katsumura & Takafumi Ito won their matches so they survived the embarrassment of being in the final. That went to the teams of Yumehito Imanari & Bambi and Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Chikara. Chikara overcame his hesitation to hit Bambi to win the match, using as many Saber Chops as his heart desired. Imanari & Bambi were “rewarded” with the title of Weakest Team. Imanari blamed Bambi for their failure because she recently lost weight. To make up for this Imanari challenged Bambi to a Double Sweet Death Match in Osaka on 30th April. Imanari wants to fill Bambi with 15,000 calories of candy!