GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GET DOWN 2017” Results

February 12, 2017

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GET DOWN 2017”, 11/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
129 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: SoCal Crazy defeated Space Galaxy Warrior Andros with La Mistica (7:10).
1. GANBARE NEW WAVE: Shinichiro Tominaga & Shota Nakagawa defeated Yukihiro Abe & Andromeda KEN when Tominaga submitted KEN with the Just Face Lock (8:33).
2. G-COSMOS 2017 ~ Japan Vs Thailand International Combat In Prince – Punch Drunk Rules: Takafumi Ito defeated Tanomusaku Toba by TKO with a Right Hook (R4 2:26).
3. Ai Shimizu Ganbare☆Wrestling Trial – 3rd Round: Cassandra Miyagi defeated Ai Shimizu with the Tombstone Piledriver (15:55).
4. Japanese Psycho ~When You Fight~: Yumehito Imanari defeated Mars Spector with a Sleeper Hold (9:59).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Mitomi Masayuki defeated Kenso Ohka, Osamu Namiguchi & Shibata when Masayuki pinned Shibata with the Salty Splash (17:39).

Ganbare☆Wrestling struck back at their evil doppelganger Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling with a victory in a 6-Man Tag Match. Kenso Ohka was angry at Shibata for taking the fall and banished him from Shin Ganpuro as punishment! Mitomi Masayuki approached Shibata and asked if he wanted them to team up again. Masayuki said the most fun he’s had in wrestling was when they were part of Enjo-gun together. He knows Shibata doesn’t have to rely on wrestling as a career because he has a successful Youtube channel. But if Shibata wants to continue wrestling, Masayuki will be there for him. Shibata told him to die, then left the ring.

The masked Mars Spector has been a powerful force in Ganpuro since May last year. However Yumehito Imanari not only stood up to him today but beat him too! Imanari survived Spector’s attacks to sink in a Sleeper Hold and never letting go. After the match Spector unmasked and was revealed to be Nobuhiro Tsurumaki, MMA fighter and Super FMW wrestler. Tsurumaki explained the Mars Spector gimmick was a tribute to the late Koichiro Kimura. Kimura wrestled under a mask as Super Uchu Power in DDT. Tsurumaki thought about going to DDT when he came up with the idea but then came across Ganpuro. Him in DDT wouldn’t be a big deal, but him in a small company with many weak wrestlers would be easy for him to make an impact. However during his time here he learned that everybody in Ganpuro are doing their best to help the company grow. Tsurumaki felt it was now time for him to leave but Ken Ohka stopped him. Ohka said his debut match 15 years ago involved Kimura. As long as Tsurumaki does his best, he is welcome in Ganpuro.

Ai Shimizu is now 0-3 in her trial series. Her latest loss was against Cassandra Miyagi from Sendai Girls. Miyagi yelled “Dead, Shimizu!” before hitting the match winning Tombstone Piledriver.

The Punch Drunk Rules match had Takafumi Ito and Tanomusaku Toba both wearing boxing gloves as they wrestled. Strikes, throws and submissions were encouraged by the rules and they fought in rounds until one could beat the other. Ito knocked out Toba with a Right Hook in Round 4 to win.

Shota Nakagawa kicked Andromeda KEN in the face when he refused to shake hands after Match #1.

The opening introductions were interrupted when a foreign masked wrestler entered the ring. He introduced himself as SoCal Crazy, world traveller and No. 1 Best Luchador! He heard Ganpuro is the No. 1 promotion in Japan and wanted to see if that’s true. Ohka scrambled to find an opponent to give Crazy a tryout and found another masked wrestler, Space Galaxy Warrior Andros. Andros was in the area searching for a companion he was separated from while they were protecting planet Earth. Crazy used his Lucha skills to beat him and they shook hands after the match.

Ganpuro has some special shows coming up. The Ganbare☆Wrestling Olympic Games take place on 4th March. Then on 2nd April a Ganbare Tag Tournment will be held.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HIGH PRESSURE 2015” Results

July 4, 2015

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HIGH PRESSURE 2015”, 04/07/2015
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
120 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Special Tag Match: Yukihiro Abe & Chikara defeated Hayato Mashita & Kotaro Nasu when Abe pinned Nasu with the Ring Management (10:00).
2. SURVIVAL IS BACK!: Mr. No defeated Survival Tobita with the Diving Headbutt (3:33).
3. Special Tag Match: GENTARO & Osamu Namiguchi defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & Tiger Bedscene when Namiguchi pinned Bedscene with the Lanakila-X (13:28).
4. Student Of The Rainbow Vs Blackjack Of The Rubbish Heap: Minoru Fujita defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Reverse Viper Hold (9:30).
4a. Special Match: Minoru Fujita defeated Tiger Bedscene with the Reverse Viper Hold (1:38).
5. Enjo-gun Presents Special Handicap Match: Ken Ohka defeated Shibata & Mitomi Masayuki when Ohka pinned Masayuki with the Spear Of Flame (16:36).

Shibata’s promise of fighting fair and square in the main event went out the window when he attacked Ken Ohka with a stick. However Shibata was attacked by his partner Mitomi Masayuki for cheating. With Shibata out of the way Masayuki and Ohka continued to fight without resorting to dirty tactics. Ohka pinned Masayuki with the Spear Of Flame but Shibata refused to recognise that as Ohka beating Enjo-gun. Shibata challenged Ohka to a singles match and left ringside.

Masayuki admitted that although he wanted to crush Ganbare☆Wrestling he gained respect for Ohka when he saw him win the KO-D Openweight Title. He is now inspired by Ohka’s growth from lowly wrestler to champion and hopes he himself can achieve the same. Masayuki pleaded with Ohka for a match and it was accepted for 27th July.

Although Minoru Fujita been welcomed into Ganpuro he his starting to cause some problems. After going through a lot of effort travelling to the show, Fujita wasn’t satisfied with just beating Yumehito Imanari. He challenged Tiger Bedscene to a match and quickly beat him too. Fujita criticised the Ganpuro talent for not advancing after two and a half years. He then called out Ohka but got a confrontation with Chikara instead.

Tensions were heated between Shinichiro Tominaga and GENTARO. The two had to be seperated after their tag match. A singles match between the two was booked for 27th July.

Mr. No made quick work of Survival Tobita in Tobita’s first Ganpuro match in over a year. Tobita thinks Mr. No has a weakness and he will soon find out what it is.

The two teams in the opener continued fighting after the match until Ohka seperated them. In order to make peace Ohka asked if the four had anything in common. They admitted to either liking Star Wars, AKB48, Love Live!, Invasion of Astro-Monster and Morning Musume. Ohka called them all nerds but at least they were now getting along.


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 2” Results

May 10, 2015

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DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 2”, 10/05/2015
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
350 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. King Of Dark Title: Mitomi Masayuki & Ryu Gouma defeated Gota Ihashi (c) & DJ Nira when Masayuki pinned Nira with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (4:30).
*D10 for Gota Ihashi. Mitomi Masayuki wins DJ Nira’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
1. Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Shunma Katsumata when Akito submitted Katsumata with a Scorpion Deathlock (8:38).
2. Soma Takao defeated Suguru Miyatake with a Diving Foot Stomp (7:11).
3. Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda when Ishii pinned Fukuda after a Double Brainbuster (12:20).
4. Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi, MIKAMI & X = Shiori Asahi defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai when Asahi pinned Akai with a Backslide Pin (10:56).
5. Daisuke Sasaki defeated Konosuke Takeshita by Countout (16:23).
6. 3 Way Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano and KUDO & Masa Takanashi when Higuchi submitted Takanashi with the Canadian Backbreaker (14:30).

The DNA team surpassed expectations and were victorious in the main event 3 Way Match. Kazusada Higuchi stopped HARASHIMA from hitting the Somato and laid him out with the Goten. Masa Takanashi tried to sneak a pin but Higuchi caught him and applied his Modified Canadian Backbreaker to make him submit. KUDO looked on in interest knowing that when he cashes in he will be fighting either HARASHIMA or Higuchi for the KO-D Openweight Title.

Daisuke Sasaki has made it his goal to collect all of the Right To Challenge Contracts. However this means he is also willing to get cheap wins to avoid losing any of them. Sasaki lured Konosuke Takeshita outside the ring and was chased over to the entrance stage. They both climbed up the entrance gate but Sasaki quickly jumped off and tried to run back to the ring. Takeshita caught up and they brawled until Sasaki found an open closet and trapped his opponent inside. Sasaki made it back to the ring in time while Takeshita got counted out. Sasaki later demanded a 3 Way match between himself, KUDO and Kazusada Higuchi for 17th May.

Sanshiro Takagi predicted X was going to be Shiori Asahi. He was correct. He got to dance with Saki Akai when the HIRATA GO glasses came into play. He also pinned Akai with a Backslide Pin that involved shoving both his and Akai’s heads into the bare asses of Makoto Oishi and Danshoku Dino respectively before doing the move properly.

One of the contracts is now in Union hands. Mitomi Masayuki pinned DJ Nira in the dark match to win his contract. Masayuki said he doesn’t know when he will cash in but he wants to do it on a Union show.

It was revealed the Right To Challenge Contract holders will not be allowed compete in this year’s King Of DDT tournament.


Dino & Masayuki Injuries, Storm Riders Audition

December 16, 2014

UNION “SHIWASU NO UNION 2014”, 17/12/2014
Shinjuku FACE

1. Cherry & Ladybeard Vs Riho & Sayaka Obihiro
2. Mio Shirai Vs Ryu Gouma
3. Madoka (w/ Harumi Tachibana) Vs SAGAT
4. MEN’S Teioh & Tigers Mask (w/ Hiroshi Fukuda) Vs Daichi & Goro Jr.
5. Kazushi ‘s GYM Bodybuilding Circle First Leg Final Match: Kazushi Miyamoto & Seiya Morohashi Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tomoya Kawamura
6. Isami Kodaka & Daichi Kazato Vs Atsushi Aoki & Shibata
7. Union MAX Title: Hikaru Sato (c) Vs FUMA

Life sure does suck for Mitomi Masayuki right now. After getting suspended from Union for 60 days for misbehaving on Twitter, he was reduced to wrestling for a micro indie show. Unfortunately during the match he suffered a cervical sprain and thoracic contusion. There is no timeframe for his recovery but it is certain he will be gone from Union for longer than the 60 day suspension.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2014”, 23/12/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Kouta Umeda
1. Yasu Urano, MIKAMI, Antonio Honda & DJ Nira Vs Keisuke Ishii, Soma Takao, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. Akito Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Bernard Ackah (w/ LiLiCo)
4. Michael Nakazawa Holiday Countdown 4 – Nakazawa’s Untold History ~History Did Not Move Much At The Time~: Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi
5. Golden☆Storm Riders New Member Final Audition: Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Gota Ihashi, Shunma Katsumata, Suguru Miyatake & Chinsuke Nakamura
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

The Golden☆Storm Riders auditions have been whittled down to four people. Former member Gota Ihashi, Shunma Katsumata, Suguru Miyatake and the Pauper of Strong Style Chinsuke Nakamura.

DDT, BJW, K-DOJO “NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2014”, 31/12/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Block A Round 1: Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
2. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Block A Round 1: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi
3. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Block B Round 1: Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazuki Hashimoto Vs Yuji Hino & Yuji Okabayashi
4. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Block B Round 1: Saburo Inematsu & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Antonio Honda
5. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Block C Round 1: Kengo Mashimo & Tank Nagai Vs Kankuro Hoshino & Masato Inaba
6. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Block C Round 1: Ryuji Ito & Jaki Numazawa Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo
7. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Block D Round 1: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
8. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Block D Round 1: TAKA Michinoku & X Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi
9. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Block A Round 2: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2
10. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Block B Round 2: Winners Of Match #3 Vs Winners Of Match #4
11. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Block C Round 2: Winners Of Match #5 Vs Winners Of Match #6
12. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Block D Round 2: Winners Of Match #7 Vs Winners Of Match #8
13. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
14. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
15. Unification! Three Company Powerhouse Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

Danshoku Dino is out of action with a herniated disc and is not scheduled to come back until 2015. Unfortunately that means Dino won’t be able to team with Big Japan’s Daisuke Sekimoto in the New Year’s Eve tag tournament. Antonio Honda was chosen to take Dino’s place in the team.

First and second round matches have a 10 minute time limit, the semi-finals have a 15 minute time limit and the final has no time limit. Overtime uses one count pinfall rules. The semi-final pairings will be decided with a lottery.


Mitomi Masayuki Suspended, Michael Nakazawa Holiday Countdown

December 5, 2014

Mitomi Masayuki has been suspended from all Union and DDT related activity for 60 days starting from 6th December. Masayuki got in trouble after insulting DDT’s female fans on Twitter while promoting the upcoming BOYZ event being held later this month. Since BOYZ is marketed exclusively to women you can see that was a very stupid move on his part. As is usually the case, the tweets have since been deleted. Masayuki has apologised and the DDT website says he will reflect deeply on what he has done. Again, the usual stuff you hear when somebody gets into trouble.

DDT “USHIKU BIG BUDDHA 2014”, 07/12/2014
Ibaraki Ushiku Sports Park Gymnasium Sabuarina

1. Soma Takao & Shunma Katsumata Vs Tetsuya Endo & Kota Umeda
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs MIKAMI, Gota Ihashi & Mitsuhiro Yoshida
3. Masa Takanashi Vs DJ Nira
4. Michael Nakazawa Holiday Countdown 1 – ●● Lore! Special Single Match: Michael Nakazawa Vs Shun Miyatake
5. Antonio Honda & Konosuke Takeshita Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
6. Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi
7. 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tomomitsu Matsunaga

I’ve no idea what to expect from Michael Nakazawa in regards to his Holiday Countdown series.

BOYZ “CHRISTMAS EVE X 15 ~WOMAN FESTIVAL 5~”, 10/12/2014
Shinjuku FACE

1. Kota Umeda Vs Koju Iwasaki
2. 3 Way Match: Masa Takanashi Vs Tomoya Kawamura Vs Rion Mizuki
3. Kota Ibushi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shunma Katsumata
4. Isami Kodaka Vs Makoto Oishi
5. HARASHIMA, Akito, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao

BOYZ continues the tradition of having a great looking main event that will only be seen by all female audience that will attend the show.

Mitomi Masayuki was originally going to be in Match #2 teaming with Rion Mizuki against Masa Takanashi & Tomoya Kawamura. With Masayuki’s suspension that match is now a 3 Way with the remaining wrestlers.

DDT “ROAD TO SAITAMA SUPER ARENA 8”, 13/12/2014
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. 3 Way Match: MIKAMI Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Soma Takao
2. Michael Nakazawa Holiday Countdown 2 – I Do Not Think Licking Feet Is Cheating: Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Saki Akai & Michael Nakazawa
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo & Antonio Honda Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi
4. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie
5. Golden☆Storm Riders New Member 1st Audition: Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Shun Miyatake, Gota Ihashi, Shunma Katsumata & X
6. Kazuki Hirata Vs Bernard Ackah
7. DDT Extreme Title: Akito (c) Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga

The Golden☆Storm Riders have some participants for their audition including their former member Gota Ihashi. More spots are available as we head closer to the show.

DDT “TENKSANBU NO KEI”, 14/12/2014
Hakata Star Lane

1. Daisuke Sasaki & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Azul Dragon, Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao Vs Yuto Aijima, Akito & MIKAMI
3. Infomercial Match: Fish-Man Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Yasu Urano
4. Michael Nakazawa Holiday Countdown 2 – Farewell Formidable Enemy! Nakazawa’s Unexpected Retreat! Flattery Unexpected! Reflection Unexpected!: Kota Ibushi Vs Michael Nakazawa
5. KUDO & Masa Takanashi Vs Tetsuya Endo & Antonio Honda
6. Hakata Specialty 4 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Gorgeous Matsuno, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata

The Infomercial Match is promoting Fish-Man’s tavern in Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka. The tavern is called “Fish-Man Hakata Fireside“.

UNION “SHIWASU NO UNION 2014”, 17/12/2014
Shinjuku FACE

1. Mio Shirai Vs Ryu Gouma
2. Cherry & Ladybeard Vs Riho & Sayaka Obihiro
3. Madoka (w/ Harumi Tachibana) Vs SAGAT
4. Kazushi ‘s GYM Bodybuilding Circle First Leg Final Match: Kazushi Miyamoto & Seiya Morohashi Vs X & X
5. Union MAX Title: Hikaru Sato (c) Vs FUMA

Atsushi Aoki will also be involved in the show. No opponent has been announced for him which leaves me to guess he was originally supposed to face Masayuki.

HARD HIT “~MOONRIZE~”, 21/12/2014
Shinjuku FACE

1. Kenta Hattori Vs Hiroshi Kobayashi
2. Ryuki Ueyama Vs Hayato Mashita
3. Atsushi Aoki Vs Chongwen Ito
4. HARASHIMA & Masaharu Tsuchihashi Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Takatoshi Matsumoto
5. Super Tiger Vs Nobuhiro Tsurumaki
6. Yukio Kubota Vs Michael Nakazawa
7. Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
8. Hiromitsu Kanehara Vs Koji Iwamoto
9. Hikaru Sato Vs Ryo Kawamura

Michael Nakazawa goes to Hard Hit one last time.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2014”, 23/12/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Michael Nakazawa Holiday Countdown 4 – Nakazawa’s Untold History ~History Did Not Move Much At The Time~: Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi
2. Golden☆Storm Riders New Member Final Audition: X Vs X
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
4. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

Hikaru Sato returns to DDT to help bid farewell to Nakazawa.


Ganbare Literally Crashes Union Press Conference

March 11, 2014

UNION “MARCH OF THE UNION 2014”, 23/03/2014
Kawasaki Plaza Sol

1. Mitomi Masayuki Vs Yumehito Imanari
2. Seiya Morohashi & Daichi Kazato Vs Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga
3. Hikaru Sato Vs SAGAT
4. Union Fly To Everywhere World Title: Cherry (c) Vs Mio Shirai
5. Union MAX Title: Ivan Markov (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

The war between Union and Ganbare☆Wrestling heats up in Miyagi with two matches booked between the two promotions. Mitomi Masayuki admits he is in a complex position because his next match is personal. Masayuki went to the same university as his opponent Yumehito Imanari. Masayuki was a first year student while Imanari was a senior when they were both in the college wrestling club. Back then Imanari wrestled under the name Sakuragaoka Kinteki and Masayuki remembered how much he wanted to become a pro wrestler despite suffering many setbacks. However, Masayuki believes that Imanari is not the person he used to know thanks to Ganbare☆Wrestling. He called Ganpuro a vanity project and he will show Imanari what he lacks as a pro wrestler. Imanari’s response was the wrestling ring is just a square and he asked what will Masayuki do when he takes the fight outside of the square. If Masayuki can only wrestle inside the sqaure then Imanari will end him on the 23rd.

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The press conference for the show was literally crashed by Ken Ohka, who arrived late, entered the room on a bicycle and cycled into Seiya Morohashi. Imanari then attacked Morohashi and held him in place so Ohka could cycle into him again.

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There was also a discussion about the Fly To Everywhere Title match. The champion Cherry was in attendance but Mio Shirai was unable to appear due to other commitments. So she was represented by a person holding a drawing of a fox in front of their face. “Mio” praised Cherry for being strong, youthful and always shining. “She” asked how to make “her” ageing face look as youthful and Cherry said “she” needed heavy make up. Cherry also brought up the Age Contra Makeup match she and Shirai were supposed to have in May 2012. Shirai wound up getting injured before the match and had to be replaced my Emi Sakura, who beat Cherry and forced her to finally reveal her true date of birth. Cherry said “Mio” ran away from that match and she still resents her for that.

UNION “GOLDEN UNION IN SENDAI”, 04/05/2014
Miyagi El Park Sendai

1. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi Vs X

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi returns to Union after a two year absence. Kikuchi retired from wrestling back in August 2012 due to a serious injury adding to his already poor physical condition. He has since found a job at a training company in Miyagi where he still works to this day. Now recovered and with permission from his boss, Kikuchi promises to return to Union with a blast!


UNION “SCHOOL ENTRANCE CEREMONY” Results

April 10, 2013

UNION “SCHOOL ENTRANCE CEREMONY”, 05/04/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
199 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Union Withdrawl Contra Mask Match: Seiya Morohashi, Cherry & Masato Shibata Vs Nazo Fukumen A, Nazo Fukumen P & Nazo Fukumen G ended in a draw when Morohashi and Fukumen G both pinned each other with a Double Backslide (7:50).
*Seiya Morohashi withdraws from Union. Nazo Fukumen G is revealed to be Gabaiji-chan.
2. Ryu Gouma Return Match: Ryu Gouma defeated Choun-Shiryu (w/ SAGAT & Cao Zhang) with a Cradle (6:54).
3. Ryuichi Sekine & Kotaro Nasu defeated FUMA & Kazuhiko Ogasawara when Sekine pinned FUMA with the Dragon Rises (10:05).
4. Shuji Ishikawa defeated Daichi Kazato with a Cobra Twist (9:33).
5. Union Fly To Everywhere World Title: Kaori Yoneyama (c) defeated Nazo Fukumen B with a Rolling Reverse Cradle (4:51).
*V1 for Kaori Yoneyama.
6. 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Isami Kodaka, Kengo Ohka & Madoka defeated Kenny Omega, Cao Zhang & Menso~re Oyaji (28:11).
6a. Kenny Omega eliminated Madoka by Ring Out (12:17).
6b. Kengo Ohka and Menso~re Oyaji eliminated each other by Ring Out (21:10).
6c. Isami Kodaka eliminated Kenny Omega by Ring Out (26:23).
6d. Isami Kodaka eliminated Cao Zhang with the Isamu Leg Ki (28:11).

Isami Kodaka challenged Kenny Omega to a DDT Extreme Title match on 3rd May in Korakuen Hall. Nazo Fukumen A & P confronted the two and P said he should get a title shot… on 4th January. P said Union should have one giant match a year just like at Wrestle Kingdom. The Fukumen then attacked Kenny and Isami but were easily defeated.

The Nazo Fukumen also interfered in the Fly To Everywhere Title match. Cherry came to Kaori Yoneyama’s rescue and helped her defend the title. Yoneyama’s next defence will be in a 3 Way Match at the May Korakuen show against both Cherry and Nazo Fukumen B.

FUMA wrestled in a karate gi that was given to him by Kazuhiko Ogasawara.

Ryu Gouma was able to free SAGAT from Choun-Shiryu’s Chinese Vampire spell by feeding him bread. Shiryu has sworn he will get revenge on Gouma at Korakuen Hall and turn him into a Chinese Vampire Lawyer.

The war between Union and the Nazo Fukumen has caused even more casualties. Seiya Morohashi is the latest wrestler forced to withdraw from Union after getting pinned in a Mask Contra Withdrawl match. One of the Fukumen was also pinned and he unmasked. It was old man Gabaiji-chan! Morohashi was given a mini farewell ceremony including a video of his highlights in Union (2009: Morohashi joins Union. 2013: Morohashi withdraws from Union) and a fast 10 bell salute.

Mitomi Masayuki, the rookie who was supposed to debut last month until a traffic accident put him on the shelf announced he is going begin rehabbing the injuries.