BASARA In Korakuen, Miyako Vs Brookes, Ganpro’s February Tripleshot

December 12, 2019

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

1. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Banana Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
3. Losers Of 17/12 No. 1 Contenders Match Vs Daichi Kazato & Masato Kamino
4. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa
5. IRON FIST TAG Titles: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Winners Of 17/12 No. 1 Contenders Match
6. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

The winners of the Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura match on 17/12 will get an IRON FIST TAG Titles shot at Korakuen Hall. The losers will have to face Daichi Kazato & Masato Kamino in an undercard match.

Osamu Nishimura returns to share the ring with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. In the summer of 2018 they faced off in a battle of yoga. This time around they will join forces against The Brahman Brothers.

GAKENOFUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI SNOW WHITE 2020”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Miyako Matsumoto Vs Chris Brookes

So much of the wrestling world’s attention will be on Japan this 4th January. For Gakenofuchi Joshi to get some of that attention, they will need to put on a world class event that everyone would be proud to watch. To do this, the show will air live on Youtube with English and Spanish commentary options included (Shota will do the English commentary).

Chris Brookes is a completely new kind of opponent for Miyako Matsumoto. A really tall foreign male wrestler is something that Matsumoto has never fought before. Also Brookes has watched her previous Gakenofuchi matches so he knows what kind of wrestling to expect from her. No rules have been decided yet but both of them like the idea of playing a game where they beat up Daisuke Kiso.

Matsumoto would like to hold Gakenofuchi Joshi abroad in places like America and Britain. It would be affordable to do because the company only consists of one person (her) and everything else like the venue and opponent could be set up by a local promotion.

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, X & X Vs Shota, X & X

There will be a Ganbare☆Wrestling tripleshot in Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR taking place on 2nd February. The first show will only consist of one match that will focus on the rivalry between Shuichiro Katsumura and Shota. Both men will find two partners each for a 6-Man Tag.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Special Singles Match: HARUKAZE Vs Yuu

Four years ago Ganpro held a joshi only show under the Ganbare☆Joshi banner. In February 2020 it will come back thanks to the referee Daisuke Kiso. He will produce the show using his experience working in places like Tokyo Joshi Pro and Stardom before it.

HARUKAZE has become confident in her ground game so she went looking for an opponent that could fit that aspect. Yuu with her judo background is the perfect choice.

Moeka Haruhi, Miss Mongol and Keisuke Ishii will be on the show.


Ganpro Vs Japan, The Ittenyon Joshi War

November 22, 2019

DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2019”, 24/11/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Kazuki Hirata (c) Vs Michiaki Nakano Vs Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Asuka Vs Hiroshi Yamato
3. Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Shinya Aoki & Keigo Nakamura
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 1st Match: Saki Akai Vs Tsukasa Fujimoto
5. After Ultimate Party 2019 Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Jiro Kuroshio Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Chris Brookes
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Yuki Iino

Can the momentum of Japan’s rugby team give Yuki Iino all the power he needs to beat HARASHIMA for the championship?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GRACE GROUP PRESENTS SNOW BLIND 2019”, 08/12/2019
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. The Third Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Shuhei Washida Vs Katsumi Oribe
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match ~I Love And Hate Osaka~: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Cherry & Itsuki Aoki
3. UWF Kanto Student Pro Wrestling & SWS Gakusei Pro Wrestling Allied Forces Vs Shooto & Pancrase Allied Forces: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Takaku Fuke
4. Poccha Libre Master Vs Mucha Libre Master: Yumehito Imanari Vs Kuuga
5. Ganpro Vs Dotonbori Pro Wrestling: Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuto Kikuchi
6. Ganpro Vs Osaka The Strongest Tag: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Shigehiro Irie

Most of the show is focused on Ganbare☆Wrestling taking on local wrestlers from across the Osaka wrestling scene.

Itsuki Aoki was trained by Makoto and debuted for REINA in 2017. She has since wrestled mainly in the Kansai region.

Takeshi Okada was booked to be on the show but had to pull out because of an injury.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WHITE BREATH 2019”, 22/12/2019
Tokyo Art Center White Studio

1. Ganpro Special Mixed Match ~A Beautiful Man, Beautiful Women And A Pervert~: Hagane Shinno & Moeka Haruhi Vs Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Vs Okinawa & Hokkaido Allied Forces: Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ultra Soki & Shigeyuki Kawahara
3. Ganpro Vs Real GUTS Army ~The Fourth Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida~: Shuhei Washida Vs Guts Ishijima
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Delayed Young Drama Cup Final: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

Ganpro’s battle against the regional indies follows them back to Tokyo.

GAKENOFUCHI JOSHI PRO “FLAG RAISING BATTLE”, 24/12/2019
Saitama Wrestle Battle Hall

1. X Vs X
2. Miyako Matsumoto Vs Jiro Kuroshio

Miyako Matsumoto wanted to wrestle Jiro Kuroshio before he moves to America next year. It took some effort to book a match with his schedule but he is available on Christmas Eve. Another match is planned for the event. Bigger cards in the future depend on the success of this show.

GAKENOFUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI SNOW WHITE 2020”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

Sanshiro Takagi noticed that the 4th January is becoming an important date on the calendar for joshi wrestling. Tokyo Joshi Pro has established an annual Korakuen Hall show on that date, Diana will be running that date for a second year in a row and Stardom is getting in on the action too. Takagi wants to make Gakenofuchi Joshi Pro number one so he went ahead and booked Itabashi Green Hall on that date in 2020 without telling Matsumoto! However since this company is independent from DDT that means Gakenofuchi Joshi is now 30,920 yen in debt. The show is called “GAKEPPUCHI SNOW WHITE 2020” because this is an entertainment war and they are competing against “Cinderella”!


Takagi Takes Over Gakenofuchi Pro

November 11, 2019

It was announced at a book signing today that Sanshiro Takagi will be taking over Gakenofuchi Pro Wrestling, the one woman wrestling company previously created by Miyako Matsumoto. This is a business move that Takagi is personally involved with and has nothing to do with DDT, Tokyo Joshi Pro or CyberAgent.

But let’s talk about it anyway.

Gakenofuchi Pro was set up by Matsumoto in 2011 when she felt her wrestling career was at a crossroads. She decided to form her own company to challenge other wrestlers who were in a similar position, thinking about their futures as if they were standing on a cliff edge (hence where Gakenofuchi/Gake No Fuchi comes from). At times the company was associated with Ice Ribbon and it continued running a few shows a year up until 2016. The show format involved Matsumoto taking on an opponent (male or female) in a series of five challenges, only some of which were pro wrestling related. Some examples of opponents include Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, The Great Sasuke, Tsukasa Fujimoto, Emi Sakura and Minoru Suzuki.

The company has been given a slightly new name of Gakenofuchi Joshi Pro Wrestling, switching it to strictly women’s pro wrestling. Matsumoto will continue to play a leading role in the company and the first show will be held on Christmas Eve at Saitama Wrestle Battle Hall. DDT referee Daisuke Kiso and BASARA ring announcer Rikiya Shindo will be there to perform their duties.

While Takagi is pleased with the developments going on with Tokyo Joshi, he wanted to do something more in the joshi scene as it gains popularity. When Matsumoto left Ice Ribbon back in July and appeared at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” only hours later, they began to talk. Takagi felt Matsumoto created something with Gakenofuchi Pro that works with his style of Cultural Pro Wrestling so they ended up striking a deal together. Matsumoto believes she could have brought back Gakenofuchi Pro on her own but she is happy to have Takagi backing her.

A few ground rules had to be put down during the announcement. Matsumoto talked about signing wrestlers from other companies but Takagi told her this isn’t the Showa era anymore. They have to follow the laws behind contracts. Matsumoto also brought up the wide range of contacts Takagi has in the business. She wants her first match to be against Asuka from WWE so she expects Takagi to get in touch with her. Takagi confirmed that he sent Asuka a DM on Twitter. He also admitted he did not follow Matsumoto on Twitter until today. Matsumoto would also like to get Rika Tatsumi and Maki Itoh involved. However Tokyo Joshi’s GM Tetsuya Koda had already made it clear that he does not want Tokyo Joshi and Gakenofuchi Joshi to interact with each other.


DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2019 ~JULY~” Results

July 27, 2019

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2019 ~JULY~”, 27/07/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall
246 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Akito & Yukio Naya defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase when Akito submitted Watase with the Scorpion Lock (9:36).
2. Saki Akai & Makoto Oishi defeated Miyako Matsumoto & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Oishi pinned Shimatani with a European Clutch (8:38).
3. Soma Takao defeated Shunsuke Sayama with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (10:02).
4. Asuka & Shunma Katsumata defeated MAO & Mike Bailey by Disqualification when MAO used a box of toy blocks (9:26).
5. Akito Marunage Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno by Countout (19:58).
6. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Sasaki pinned Hirata with a Diving Elbow Drop (14:36).
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi (c) defeated Antonio Honda with the Modified Cobra Clutch (13:50).
*V? for Yukio Sakaguchi.

Yukio Sakaguchi used Antonio Honda’s Gongitsune against him, forcing his hand into his eye while the Cobra Clutch was applied for the submission victory. During the match Miyako Matsumoto and Saki Akai both tried to pin Sakaguchi to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title but he kicked out of their School Boys. When the match was over Yukio Naya and Keigo Nakamura also tried pinning Sakaguchi with School Boys but failed to win the title. Naya demanded to be put into the Battle Royal at the Tokyo Idol Festival next week.

There was a lot of focus on HARASHIMA and Tetsuya Endo in the 6-Man Tag Match. When the match ended HARASHIMA checked on his partners but suddenly got kicked in the head by Endo. The two got into a fight and had to be pulled away from each other. When the ring was cleared Mad Paulie was left on his own. He found a pair of Hirata GO! glasses, put them on and danced.

Yuki Ueno worked double duty in the same match by being on both tag teams. He made his entrance with Naomi Yoshimura then left the ring to re-enter with Konosuke Takeshita. He performed double team moves with both of his partners/opponents until they both decided to tag him in. When Ueno was the legal man on both teams he wound up wrestling himself. An outside brawl resulted in Yoshimura injuring his leg. Takeshita made it back to the ring but Ueno didn’t know which wrestler to be with. Akito got on the microphone and told Ueno he would win if he abandoned Yoshimura and got in the ring. Ueno instead chose to help his DISASTER BOX partner and got counted out.

Akito applauded Ueno for sticking with Yoshimura and said they could win the KO-D Tag Team Titles in the near future. Ueno said that Takeshita was still his best friend. That comment made Shunma Katsumata upset because he thought he was Ueno’s best friend. He got so angry he took out a chopstick and stabbed Ueno in the stomach! The lights briefly went out and the room went dark. When the lights came back on the ring was empty so everyone decided it was time to call intermission.

Katsumata won his tag match by DQ with some trickery. When the referee was knocked down, Katsumata brought in a box of toy blocks and emptied it over the ring canvas. He then passed the empty box over to MAO and played dead. The ref saw MAO with the box but he tried to give it to Asuka. When that failed he hit himself over the head with the box in anger until he was disqualified.

Soma Takao and Shunsuke Sayama are drinking buddies so they were happy to have a match together today. Takao wouldn’t mind teaming with him for a match in the future.


DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” Results

July 15, 2019

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium
3,798 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Presents Exhibition Match: Kota Umeda defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Low Kick (5:07).
0. Nihon Partner Kaikei Services Presents Tokyo Joshi Pro Under Match: Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Natsumi Maki, Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi when Tatsumi pinned Unagi with the Missile Hips (10:35).
1. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase defeated Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Iino pinned Shimatani with the Spear (12:11).
2. DNA First Life Alumni Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki when Higuchi pinned Umeda with the Goten (13:26).
3. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2019: Yoshiko defeated Saki Akai with the Diving Senton (8:32).
4. DDT Extreme Title – IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match: Akito (c) defeated Asuka when Asuka broke the Lighttube (11:48).
*V1 for Akito.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Furitsuke Kamen defeated Toru Owashi (c) by Pinfall (3:54 pm).
*Furitsuke Kamen becomes the 1,375th champion.
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Furitsuke Kamen (Lucky Ikeda) (c), Toru Owashi, Kurochan, Shiro Koshinaka, Joey Ryan, Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda, Kazuki Hirata, Mad Paulie, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gorgeous Matsuno, Hiroshi Yamato, Pokotan and Yuki Kamifuku (20:04).
5a. Gorgeous Matsuno eliminated Furitsuke Kamen (c) with a School Boy (3:37).
*Gorgeous Matsuno becomes the 1,376th champion.
5b. Tomomitsu Matsunaga eliminated Gorgeous Matsuno (c) with a School Boy (3:48).
*Tomomitsu Matsunaga becomes the 1,377th champion.
5c. Mad Paulie eliminated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (c) with the Reverse Splash (5:40).
*Mad Paulie becomes the 1,378th champion.
5d. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Mad Paulie (c) with a School Boy (7:49).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,379th champion.
5e. Joey Ryan eliminated Kurochan by Ring Out (11:30).
5f. Joey Ryan eliminated Yuki Kamifuku by Ring Out (11:43).
5g. Shiro Koshinaka eliminated Pokotan by Ring Out (14:09).
5h. Shiro Koshinaka eliminated Makoto Oishi, Hiroshi Yamato and Joey Ryan by Ring Out (18:34).
5i. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Toru Owashi, Shiro Koshinaka and Antonio Honda by Ring Out (19:08).
*V1, V2 & V3 for Kazuki Hirata.
5j. Yukio Sakaguchi eliminated Kazuki Hirata (c) with the God’s Right Knee (20:04).
*Yukio Sakaguchi becomes the 1,380th champion.
6. Human Windmill 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki defeated Yukio Naya with the V1 Armlock (7:59).
7. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi defeated MAO & Mike Bailey when Brookes pinned MAO with the Praying Mantis Bomb (11:24).
8. O-40 Title – Weapon Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi defeated Super Sasadango Machine with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb onto a Plastic Case (28:56).
*Sanshiro Takagi becomes the 1st O-40 Champion!
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki defeated Danshoku Dieno by Knockout with the Sleeper Hold (4R 2:54).
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Souken Holdings Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano when Takao pinned Urano with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (20:38).
*V4 for DAMNATION.
11. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACK OUT Presents: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Tetsuya Endo (c) with the Walls Of Takeshita (31:38).
*Tetsuya Endo fails in V5. Konosuke Takeshita becomes the 72nd KO-D Openweight Champion!

An exposed turnbuckle may be the reason for Tetsuya Endo’s downfall and why we have a new KO-D Openweight Champion. When he and Konosuke Takeshita fought outside the ring early in the main event, Nobuhiro Shimatani removed one of the corner turnbuckles while Yukinori Matsui was focused on the fighting. The exposed corner played its part when both champion and challenger were spent. Endo had Takeshita stunned on the top rope with an Overhead Kick but his attempt at a Superplex was countered into the Chicago Skyline chest first onto the metal bracket! Takeshita went on to hit the Fable but Endo still had some fight left in him, escaping from the Cross-Arm German Suplex to hit a Canadian Destroyer. Endo then hit a Cross-Arm Canadian Destroyer and went for the Shooting Star Press. But in a flash Takeshita blocked it with his knees and put Endo in the Walls Of Takeshita. Endo tried to fight out but when Takeshita dragged him to the middle of the ring and applied more pressure it was all over!

There wasn’t much interaction between Takeshita and Endo after the match. When Endo left the ring, Takeshita was given his sponsorship prize of 2,000,000 yen. Chris Brookes interrupted Takeshita’s victory speech. Brookes said he will win the KO-D Title at Korakuen Hall in 6 days time. Takeshita called himself the eternal champion. Next week he will win and Brookes will lose. It is destiny! He ended the show by congratulating the rest of ALL OUT for their success today. This is the DDT he wants and he is glad to share it with everyone. ALL OUT will continue to do their best and wish everyone to come see DDT again in the future.

Soma Takao can smile again because Smile Squash has been vanquished! HARASHIMA wiped himself out with a Swan Dive Somato out of the ring when Daisuke Sasaki got out of the way. The rest of DISASTER BOX were who HARASHIMA landed on instead. Daisuke Kiso was pushed into Yasu Urano which allowed Sasaki to bring a chair into the ring for him & Takao to use. They gave Urano a Gin And Tonic/Pedigree combination then Takao finished him off with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb.

After the match Takao talked about how he was born in Ota Ward, grew up in Ota Ward and now he’s defended a championship in Ota Ward’s biggest venue. Joey Ryan approached DAMNATION to tell them he and Hiroshi Yamato will be the next KO-D Tag Team Title challengers on 21st July. Sasaki denied the match was happening so Ryan took out packaged seaweed that Hiroshi was selling at the merchandise area. He rubbed the seaweed over his body, wrapped it over a lollipop and shoved it into Sasaki’s mouth! He tried to do the same to Takao but he escaped.

Before Danshoku Dieno Vs Shinya Aoki began the rules for the bout were revealed. The match was limited to 10 rounds lasting 3 minutes each. Every odd numbered round was strict fighting rules with no pinfalls allowed. Every even numbered round was normal pro wrestling rules but “courtship” was also permitted. Also Aoki was allowed to throw strikes from the 3 Point Position because there was a 20kg weight difference between him and Dieno. Mina Shirakawa and Yuki Iino provided the fanservice between the rounds. In Round 1 Dieno tried to bend the rules by targeting Aoki’s groin in a defensive manner but he was given a yellow card over it. Aoki overwhelmed Dieno for the rest of the round but Dieno lasted the entire time. In Round 2 Dieno got to do his moves without penalty. A double down spot led to a moment where the lights dimmed and music from “Beauty & The Beast” played. Dieno got Aoki to dance with him until the music stopped and Dieno went to do some dry humping. Round 3 went back to serious fighing but this time Aoki had a damaged rear end holding him back! The fight was more even this time but Aoki was still able to defend himself. In Round 4 Dieno went for a big attack but missed a Moonsault. Aoki applied a Sleeper Hold but again the lights went dim and this time music from “Aladdin” could be heard. The match slowed down and Dieno got out by grabbing Aoki’s crotch. He slowly gave Aoki a Lip Lock then dropped him with the Danshoku Driver. However Aoki slowly countered the pin into a Double Wristlock. Dieno slowly reached the ropes but was slowly put back into another Sleeper Hold. Dieno slowly reached for the ropes once more but went unconscious. The speed of reality went back to normal and Aoki was declared the winner by KO. When Dieno recovered, Aoki told him the match was good. Dieno warned Aoki that he is the weakest of the Four Heavenly Kings. From this point on he better be prepared for how the remaining three will respond!

The first O-40 Champion was determined in a Weapon Rumble between Sanshiro Takagi and Super Sasadango Machine. The first weapon introduced in the match was “The Poison Tongue Commnetator” Kero Tanaka distracting Takagi with insults from the announce table. He called the match “Third Class” mimicking TAJIRI’s tweet that started this whole thing. The next weapon was a collection of tables, ladders and chairs for Takagi to use. Sasadango then brought out a doctor to get a blood donation from Takagi inside the ring. That on its own would make Takagi weaker but Sasadango caused even more damage by doing an Armbreaker to the arm the blood was taken from. Takagi was rescued by Miyako Matsumoto. She did a Diving Foot Stomp to Sasadango then told everyone she has left Ice Ribbon to go freelance. She asked Takagi if she can wrestle in DDT from now on? Takagi agreed but that piece of news was cut off by the appearance of Kurochan. He kept Matsumoto grounded by licking her knee then did the same to Takagi. Tanaka complained about Kurochan’s behavior on commentary and told him to go home. Sasadango grabbed Tanaka and made Kurochan lick his knee until he fainted. Kurochan then chased Matsumoto away from ringside while a pile of plastic cases were brought down for Takagi. A few of them were smashed until Super Sasadango Machine Strong Version appeared. He was unmasked and revealed to be Hideki Suzuki! Takagi’s next weapon was supposed to be Sasadango’s phone number but Yumehito Imanari revealed he was showing everybody Takagi’s phone number instead because he is a brutal boss! Takagi’s phone started ringing over and over so Suzuki was given the task of answering the calls while the match continued. Sasadango then introduced his PowerPoint presentation as his next weapon. In it he talked about how DDT’s management is not always good. If Takagi cannot figure out how to restructure DDT’s cost cutting it is suggested he may have to retire from his role. The PowerPoint then moved on to TAJIRI’s tweet about comedy wrestling. Sasadango defended Takagi by telling everyone he has changed so many lives with DDT from the wrestlers to the staff and even the fans. There was one final weapon to be revealed by Takagi. It was a video announcement that DDT will hold “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” at Saitama Super Arena on 7th June next year! Sasadango was so surprised by the news that he couldn’t defend himself from Takagi and was pinned after a Sunflower Bomb onto a plastic case.

Takagi brought a revived Kero Tanaka into the ring after the match. Tanaka said it is very hard to make him laugh but Takagi was able to do it today. He encouraged to make pack Saitama Super Arena super packed next year. Takagi asked Tanaka if he would do ring announcing for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020”? Tanaka accepted the offer. Takagi thanked Sasadango for putting together such a stupid match and assured him he isn’t going to retire anytime soon. He has so much to do and wants to take on big challenges in the same year when the Olympics are in the country. He told everyone who came here for free and are watching for free to buy tickets for next year’s big show! Oh and Takagi won the O-40 Title. Are we going to see this again or will it be forgotten about like the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles?

Brookes is going into his KO-D Title match in strong form. He did some “Sick Fucking Tag Moves” with Masahiro Takanashi then saved his partner from The Moonlight Express Michinoku Tornado Driver. They got rid of Mike Bailey then set MAO up for the finish. Brookes held MAO up in the Praying Mantis Bomb then Takanashi hit a Thrust Kick at MAO’s face before Brookes dropped him on his head. Takanashi gives Brookes his support and wants wrestling fans around the world to know that Brookes will be the next KO-D Champion! Brookes calls Takanashi the most talented wrestler in DDT even though he doesn’t get the spotlight. Brookes will be heading home to England soon but when he returns, not only will he be the KO-D Champion but the Calamari Drunken Kings will go after the KO-D Tag Titles too! Over at the Express end, MAO is confused over why he felt nervous wrestling today. He also mentions wanting to wrestle in Britain for Fight Club: PRO as part of DDT’s relationship with the UK promotion. He brought up a potential Moonlight Express Vs CCK match if Brookes’s original partner Kid Lykos ever comes back. Their message is loud and clear. “Hey Martin Zaki, book The Moonlight Express!”

Yukio Naya came out all guns blazing but was quickly extinguished by Hideki Suzuki. The rookie’s power kept him in the match and gave him some moments of hope. That ended when Suzuki put him in a Necklock, transitioned to the V1 Armlock and wrenched it in until Naya gave up. Suzuki says the match went exactly how he thought it would. It wasn’t beautiful but it was messy. What’s important is how will Naya respond to this? Naya knows his lack of experience was a big factor in his defeat but Suzuki told him not to give up wrestling.

Moments before the Battle Royal took place, Toru Owashi was seen breaking up an argument between Gorgeous Matsuno and Furitsuke Kamen backstage. The two elderly gentlemen began fighting until Kamen was unmasked. Owashi was shocked to learn that Kamen is Lucky Ikeda in disguise and everyone piled on top of him to get the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. A three count was made and Kamen/Ikeda was declared the champion because he was directly on top of Owashi. In the Battle Royal itself the belt moved around a few times from Kamen to Matsuno to Tomomitsu Matsunaga to Mad Paulie and then to Kazuki Hirata. The pervert Kurochan chased around Yuki Kamifuku trying to lick her until Yukio Sakaguchi came in and kicked him away. Joey Ryan eliminated both Kurochan and Kamifuku with lollipops. He also did a massive Dick Flip in sync to Hiroshi Yamato’s singing. Pokotan lost its head and was revealed to be wearing a Toru Owashi rubber mask underneath. Shiro Koshinaka came in and Hip Attacked everyone. Antonio Honda needed to power up Gongitsune so he invited Makoto Oishi, Hisaya Imabayashi, Inoue Mic, and a bunch of other wrestlers to fuse together while the theme to the “The Avengers” played in the background. Sakaguchi wanted to be involved too but he was ignored. Good thing too because the combined forces were wiped out by another one of Koshinaka’s Hip Attacks. Sakaguchi won the Rumble when he last eliminated Hirata with the God’s Right Knee. Michiaki Nakano from Souken Holdings presented Sakaguchi with the match prize then tried to roll him up to win the Iron Man Title. Sakaguchi easily stopped him with a stomp.

Safety and ring awareness was of the upmost importance in the IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match. Mizuki Watase and trainee Keigo Nakamura demonstrated the rules to everybody using a baseball bat before the match began. The Lighttube even got its own entrance to the tune of “Tomaranai Ha~Ha” by Eikichi Yazawa. The challenger Asuka was left frustrated by Akito shielding himself with the Lighttube. When the action got going both wrestlers did what they could to avoid breaking or landing on it. Things got so overwhelming that Asuka focused so much on a strike exchange she didn’t realise Akito held up the Lighttube to block a Middle Kick. Asuka smashed the Lighttube with her kick, meaning she lost the match! Akito apologised to Asuka for any insults he made about her in the buildup to the match. It’s okay if she hates him as long as she likes DDT more and more. Akito then announced he will be choosing his next challenger for the DDT Extreme Title.

Saki Akai had a few brief chances at beating Yoshiko. She hit the Rookie Award after Yoshiko missed a Diving Senton. She also gave her the Quetzalcoatl but Yoshiko was able to grab a rope to break the pin. Akai kicked out of a 2nd rope Diving Senton but another one from the top put her away. Yoshiko stepped on Akai’s head while flipping everyone off after the match. In her post-match interview she called the Quetzalcoatl a shallow move. Akai disagrees. Her move has a 100% success rate and Yoshiko only avoided defeat because she landed close enough to the ropes. As far as Akai is concerned, her finishing move hasn’t been beaten yet.

Kota Umeda pulled double duty for one of his few remaining DDT appearances left. His tag match was a DNA reunion with Kouki Iwasaki, Kazusada Higuchi and Ryota Nakatsu. Higuchi got the win for his team by cutting off Umeda’s kicks with a Lariat. He used his old Goten finisher to get the three count as well. The four of them reminisced about DNA backstage after the match. Higuchi mentioned the DNA shirt he wore to the ring was something he kept because it was so important. Today was his chance to wear it again.

The proper show opener saw Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase defeat Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani. Katsumata & Iino were pleased to win a match on the big stage. Watase was the odd man out in the match because he is not a part of a unit. However he is still connected to the others through DNA so he was able to channel that energy to mesh with the ALL OUT wrestlers.

There were two pre-show matches. The latter one was presented by Tokyo Joshi Pro. The trio of Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino were victorious over Natsumi Maki, Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi.

The other pre-show match was an exhibition bout between Kota Umeda and trainee Keigo Nakamura. Rather than beat him with a Crab Hold, Umeda just kicked the rookie in the chest instead.

Part of the introduction video involved a comedy skit between Ryota Yamasato and Danshoku Dieno. Yamazato was reminded to behave or else he will get fireworks shoved up his backside as ordered by his new wife.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE 2018” Results

March 13, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE 2018”, 11/03/2018
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1. Ganbare, Ihashi! Show It! The “U” Of Ihashi: Takaku Fuke defeated Gota Ihashi with a Scorpion Lock (7:59).
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun In OSAKA: Shuichiro Katsumura & Takeshi Okada defeated Yumehito Imanari & Shuhei Washida when Katsumura submitted Washida with the Ninja Choke (15:20).
3. Do You Regulate The City In Osaka!?: HARUKAZE defeated Miyako Matsumoto by beating up Daisuke Kiso (13:26).
4. Decisive Battle! Ganpuro Vs Osaka!: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated TORU & Katsumi Oribe when Shota pinned Oribe with a School Boy (13:39).
5. Special Single Match ~ Charisma Of Ganpuro Vs The Strongest Man In Osaka: Magnitude Kishiwada defeated Ken Ohka with a Chicken Wing Armlock (17:31).
5a. Rematch: Magnitude Kishiwada defeated Ken Ohka with an Arm Lock (3:22).

For Ganbare☆Wrestling’s visit to Osaka, Ken Ohka wanted to face the strongest wrestler the city has. That’s where Magnitude Kishiwada comes in. The Osaka brute bloodied Ohka with a chairshot and took his best moves before dropping him with the Last Ride and winning with a Chicken Wing Armlock submission. Kishiwada ran down Ohka on the microphone afterwards and asked if he was still feeling motivated. Ohka despite being beaten down said that he could still wrestle for another hour or two. He can fight Kishiwada again right now! An immediate rematch was agreed to and the bell rang. Kishiwada hit a Moonsault and went for another Last Ride. Ohka escaped the move and hit the Fire Spear for a nearfall. Kishiwada hit back with a Lariat and the Diving Body Press but Ohka kicked out of the pin. Kishiwada grabbed Ohka’s arm again and pulled it back in an Arm Lock. The match was stopped and the seconds at ringside broke up the hold. Kishiwada ran down Ohka again. He doesn’t care that Ohka does his best because he does his best dozens of times, hundreds of times and thousands of times better than Ohka! He left Ohka in the ring to soak in the defeat. Ohka was upset over being so weak but he will not give up. It is a stupid idea but he will not give up so the next time he comes to Osaka he can beat Kishiwada! Those words brought Kishiwada back out. Is Ohka being honest? Would he fight Kishiwada over and over in any venue until he can win even if Kishiwada breaks his arms? Ohka told him he would but Kishiwada walked off as he was speaking. Kishiwada complained that Ohka was being noisy but suggested that maybe they will have a rematch again some day.

The match between HARUKAZE and Miyako Matsumoto took a break so both women could have a talk show style conversation about divorce. Daisuke Kiso was invited into the talk and he revealed this year is the 10th anniversary of his divorce from his first marriage. Matsumoto attacked HARUKAZE to continue the match. Ken Ohka entered the ring and announced due to strong demand that the match was now taking place under “Flag Koda” rules. Both women were given a single boxing glove and the first one to punch Koda would win. However Kiso was handed a bat to defend himself with. Kiso fought off Matsumoto with the bat but turned around and took a punch from HARUKAZE. Ohka declared HARUKAZE the winner. He praised both of them for a great match. Ohka encouraged HARUKAZE to continue being the ace of Ganbare☆Joshi and also wished Matsumoto luck on her upcoming championship match in Ice Ribbon.

Yumehito Imanari and Takeshi Okada kept fighting after Match #2. When they were kept apart, Shuichiro Katsumura asked Imanari how he feels about his current losing streak. He doesn’t mind if he continues beating him in matches and challenged Imanari to a 3 Vs 3 match on 21st March. Katsumura will bring along his regular Katsumura-gun partners Takeshi Okada and Black Ribera to be on his team.

Takaku Fuke gave Gota Ihashi some words of encouragement after their match.