GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KATSUMURA-GUN VS SHOTA-GUN FULL FIGHT ONE MATCH PERFORMANCE” Results

February 2, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KATSUMURA-GUN VS SHOTA-GUN FULL FIGHT ONE MATCH PERFORMANCE ~BURNOUT! HOT BATTLE, FIERCE BATTLE, GREAT BATTLE!!~”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
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1. Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls: Shuichiro Katsumura, Takafumi Ito & Mitsuhisa Sunabe (2) defeated Shota, Syuri & Mitomi Masayuki (1).
1a. UWF Rules: Takafumi Ito submitted Mitomi Masayuki with a Standing Haragatame (12:11).
1b. Lucha Libre Rules: Syuri pinned Takafumi Ito with a Crushed La Magistral Cradle (6:40).
1c. Pro Wrestling Rules: Shuichiro Katsumura pinned Shota with a Rotating Foot Hold (16:52).

Show #2 of Ganbare☆Wrestling’s quadruple header was a complete conflict between Shuichiro Katsumura and Shota. The two wrestlers had been trading wins back and forth over the last year and agreed to find some tag partners for a final showdown. Katsumura brought in an old rival Takafumi Ito as well as Mitsuhisa Sunabe. Shota’s teammates were Mitomi Masayuki, somebody he knows well in the indie scene, and from out of left field Syuri. The match itself was Best 2 out of 3 Falls with each fall having a different ruleset.

The 1st Fall was UWF Rules. Both teams begun the match with 3 points. They were deducted a point for every rope break. If a team reached 0 points they would automatically lose. Shunabe and Shota started off. Shunabe forced Shota to take a rope break with a Cross Armbreaker. Ito and Masayuki then tagged in. Masayuki proudly warned his opponent that he would show his the prestige of pro wrestling. Ito put him in an Anklelock and gave Shota’s team another rope break, putting them at risk of losing the fall. Syuri rescued the team somewhat by making Katsumura reach for the ropes twice. Masayuki’s “prestigious pro wrestling” turned out to be giving Ito a Low Blow while the referee was looking elsewhere. However Ito countered a Fireman’s Carry into a Haragatame to make Masayuki give up.

The 2nd Fall was Lucha Libre Rules. Both Katsumura and Shota did some acrobatic ringwork to fit in with the stipulation. Ito struggled to keep up with the pace even with both teams instructing him with what to do. They even did the Osaka Pro Hop spot with Ito looking like the fool. Ito eventually had enough and went after whoever was in his way. He attempted to pin Syuri with La Magistral Cradle but Syuro blocked it and got the three count with her own pin.

The final fall was a regular pro wrestling tag match. Both teams brawled around ringside. Back in the ring there was plenty of double team moves used. While everyone was getting their fair share of action, it all came down to Katsumura and Shota in the end. Shota went for a Rolling Cradle but Katsumura reversed it to grab the winning fall of the match.

Everyone in the match shook hands with each other at the end, except for Katsumura and Shota. Katsumura approached Shota and told him that all six of the wrestlers today got to show off various styles and match rules together. This is what Ganpro is all about. He shook Shota’s hand then promoted his GWC 6-Man Tag Team Title challenge with THE HALFEE taking place later tonight.


Korakuen For The Holidays, Speedball Can’t Make It To Japan, Space Pro Wrestling?

December 26, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE FINAL BATTLE ~I HOPE THERE WILL BE LOTS OF FUN AND JOY NEXT YEAR~”, 27/12/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Haruna Neko
2. Yuna Manase Vs Mirai Maiumi
3. Shoko Nakajima & Raku Vs Mizuki & Suzume
4. Sakisama’s France Return Commemorative Match: Sakisama Vs Pom Harajuku
5. Special 8-Woman Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Maki Itoh Vs Miyu Yamashita, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Hikari Noa

Sakisama has one more match before she goes home to Paris. She probably doesn’t want it to be against Pom Harajuku.

Mina Shirakawa and Mahiro Kiryu are both absent from the show. Shirakawa has family circumstances and Kiryu has a minor injury.

BASARA “BASARA 115 ~ALL THINGS IN NATURE~”, 28/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Tetsuo Usui Debut Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. Russia Will Not Appear In The Tokyo Olympics But Kamino Will Appear In Korakuen! Sento Minzoku Vs Kamino Brothers!: Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Daichi Kazato & Masato Kamino
3. GRAN MILLIMETERS ONE NIGHT STAND: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Banana Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi
4. Starring Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi ~Eat, Pray & Pour Water~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
5. IRON FIST TAG Titles: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo (c) Vs Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura
6. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa
7. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

The BASARA roster spent their days before Christmas working security at the Nakayama Racecourse during the big Arima Kinen race. The job worked perfectly but none of the wrestlers won any of their bets.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 THE FINAL!!”, 28/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuki Iino Vs Keisuke Ishii & Keigo Nakamura
2. “Novice Papa” 9-Man Trial Of Makoto Oishi: Makoto Oishi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Masahiro Takanashi, Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Yamato, Mizuki Watase, Mad Paulie & Yoshihiko
3. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match: Sakura Hirota Vs Saki Akai
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
5. Toshiwasure! Special Single Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Super Sasadango Machine
6. Kazusada Higuchi Returns To War: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Bull James & Yukio Naya
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 Special 4 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Masato Tanaka

Friday kicks off a very busy Korakuen Hall schedule for everyone. BASARA and DDT have their doubleheader, then there is the New Year’s Eve Show a few days later. DDT returns on the 3rd and Tokyo Joshi Pro wraps it up a day later. That’s not including all of the other wrestling companies of course.

DDT “NEW YEAR SPECIAL GIFT! ALL SEATS 2,000 YEN BOX OFFICE!! 2020”, 03/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato
2. HARASHIMA & Shinya Aoki Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Iino Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigi Nakamura
4. MAO Triumph Match: MAO Vs Shunma Katsumata
5. Tetsuya Endo & X Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
6. New Year! Special Worldwide Match: Masato Tanaka Vs Chris Brookes
7. New Year! Special 3 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Super Sasadango Machine
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

Daisuke Sasaki has revealed his big plan if DAMNATION makes it to 10 KO-D Tag Team Title defences in a row. In 2020 Sasaki wants to launch Space Pro Wrestling! That’s right, Sasaki wants to go to outer space and defend the belts against aliens! Soma Takao found out about the idea the same time as everyone else but he approves of it. Sasaki claims to have the mayor of Shiraishi City sponsoring the project.

Tetsuya Endo is bringing in a mystery partner to face Konosuke Takeshita & Akito. Whoever it will be is the choice of Endo and Endo alone.

DDT “NEW YEAR DRAMATIC ITABASHI SERIES 2020”, 05/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata

Unfortunately Mike Bailey’s visa documents needed to enter Japan were lost by the international courier service. That means Bailey is unable to visit Japan next month and cannot be on the DDT shows. Bailey and DDT are currently working together for him to obtain his visa so he can wrestle here again as soon as possible.

Bailey’s problem means he will be replaced in the title matches he was previously booked for. Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata stepped up to challenge for the KO-D Tag Titles. Ishii said he has had a good 2019 and wants to have an even better start for 2020 by winning a championship. He thinks he and Hirata can do it if Hirata puts fourth the same amount of effort as he did in last week’s Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title match.

DDT “WRESTLE SHIOKONBU! 2020”, 12/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Pokotan (w/ Danshoku Dieno)

Bailey’s DDT Extreme Title shot now goes to Pokotan! Apparently nobody asked for the spot when it opened up so it was there for Pokotan to take it.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KATSUMURA-GUN VS SHOTA-GUN FULL FIGHT ONE MATCH PERFORMANCE ~BURNOUT! HOT BATTLE, FIERCE BATTLE, GREAT BATTLE!!~”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Shuichiro Katsumura, Takafumi Ito & Mitsuhisa Sunabe Vs Shota, Syuri & Mitomi Masayuki

The wrestlers chosen by Shuichiro Katsumura and Shota for their one match Ganbare☆Wrestling show have been revealed. Katsumura is bringing in his first Ganpro friend/rival Takafumi Ito and also Mitsuhisa Sunabe. Shota has Mitomi Masayuki and in a surprise, returning joshi and former UFC fighter Syuri.