January 22, 2017


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I’M PROUD 2017”, 21/01/2017
141 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. OVER THE TOP: Yumehito Imanari & Bambi defeated Yukihiro Abe & Mitomi Masayuki when Imanari pinned Masayuki with the Chubby Knee (11:25).
2. Ai Shimizu Ganbare☆Wrestling Third Trial – 2nd Round: Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Ai Shimizu with a Reverse Splash Double Knee Drop (10:53).
3. Revenge Match: Mars Spector defeated Chikara with an Inverted Crab Hold (7:27).
4. Recovery And Memory Of K: Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi defeated Hi69 & Shinichiro Tominaga when Oishi pinned Tominaga after the Cactus Flower (13:03).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Kenso Ohka & Osamu Namiguchi defeated Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura when Namiguchi pinned Ken Ohka after Kenso Ohka did the Spear Of Fire From The Heart (18:30).

The Twin Ganbare War continued with the original promotion and its counterfit battling each other in a Tag Team Match. Both teams came out to “Bad Communication” and a ringside brawl was quick to happen. Shibata interfered to help out Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling but Ken Ohka got rid of him and hit Osamu Namiguchi with the Spear Of Fire. The referee counted the pin until Shibata pulled him out of the ring. Namiguchi gave Ohka the Lanakila-X then Kenso Ohka hit his version of the Spear Of Fire. Namiguchi got the pin while Shibata held onto Shuichiro Katsumura outside the ring. Kenso gave the referee a Vertical Drop Brainbuster after the match. Shibata was introduced as the newest member of Shin Ganpuro. When they left, Ken Ohka tried to rally his fans. He’s spent four years building Ganbare☆Wrestling and no matter how bad things get he will always be proud of the company. He’s not going to quit if he doesn’t have any talent. If that was true he would have quit wrestling ten years ago. He challenged Shin Ganpuro to a 6-Man Tag for 11th February. It will be Ken Ohka, Katsumura & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Namiguchi, Kenso Ohka & Shibata!

Shinichiro Tominaga’s re-introduction to K-DOJO continued with a tag match with him and Hi69 against Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi. Although he lost, Tominaga is getting noticed. Oishi pointed out that everyone in the ring was an ex-K-DOJO wrestler. Asahi shook his head in denial then told Tominaga to get ready to visit Chiba for their participation in K-DOJO’s upcoming Tag League.

Mars Spector refused to let go of the Crab Hold on Chikara after beating him. The referee was able to break them up and Yumehito Imanari then ran in to confront Spector and challenge him to a match next month. Without saying a word, Spector accepted. During the closing speeches, Imanari said he’s been secretly training at the DDT dojo specifically for this challenge.

Ai Shimizu is now zero for two in her trial series after losing to Hiroyo Matsumoto. Her third match in the series will be against Cassandra Miyagi!

Imanari was excited to team with Bambi again but the feeling was not mutual. Either way they won their match when Bambi hit Masayuki with the Standing Shining Wizard then Imanari followed up with a Busaiku Knee Kick that now has a name based around his big girl fetish.

Shota was brought into the ring at the end of the show. He is getting knee surgery that will put him out of action for the rest of the year. All the wrestlers on the roster who previously had surgery gave him words of encouragement and wished him the best.


November 13, 2016


142 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Real Tiger Mask Vs Rikidozan III: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Chikara with the Jumping Cross Armbreaker (7:25).
2. Ganpuro Special Mixed Tag: American Balloon & Sayaka Obihiro defeated Kenta Hattori & Ai Shimizu when Obihiro pinned Shimizu with the Bath (10:09).
3. G-COSMOS 2016 in Prince: Takafumi Ito defeated Rionne Fujiwara with a Crooked Headscissors (10:30).
4. Double Main Event I: Shota & Mitomi Masayuki defeated Yukihiro Abe & Shinichiro Tominaga when Shota pinned Tominaga with a Kido Clutch (16:07).
5. Double Main Event II – Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling Raising An Army: Osamu Namiguchi & Kenso Ohka defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when Ohka pinned Imanari with a Spear (12:24).

The show began with Osamu Namiguchi welcoming everyone to Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling. He said the theme of Shin Ganpuro is major pro wrestling and the main event would prove that. All of the regular Ganbare☆Wrestling matches happening before the main event were just toilet breaks as far as he was concerned. Ken Ohka stormed out and said he will show Namiguchi what the real Ganpuro is like in the main event.

Namiguchi had a big surprise in store for Ohka. The second member of Shin Ganpuro was revealed to be KENSO! However, KENSO came out to Ohka’s entrance music and wore matching gear. He is now Kenso Ohka! Not only did KENSO steal Ohka’s gimmick but he stole his finisher as well when he pinned Yumehito Imanari with the Spear. KENSO calls it a major Spear that is completely different from the fake one Ken Ohka does. Shuichiro Katsumura unexpectedly came out to confront Shin Ganpuro. He doesn’t see himself as a Ganpuro wrestler but he likes it here and won’t stand for this copycat coming in to ruin things. He invited Ken Ohka & Imanari to come train with him in his gym. Ohka said that Ganpuro stands for Ken Ohka, Ganpuro stands for Yumehito Imanari and Ganpuro stands for Shuichiro Katsumura. Together they will fight against Shin Ganpuro!

Kenta Hattori & Ai Shimizu both felt sorry for American Balloon’s sagging man boobs. Balloon’s man boobs came in handy when he used them to stop Shimizu from giving Sayaka Obihiro the Kamikaze. Obihiro then rolled Shimizu over for the win. Ohka was critical of Shimizu losing the match and encouraged her to try harder for her next match. Ohka said by the time Shimizu’s Ganpuro trial series is done she will become a worthy pro wrestler. Her next match in this series will be against Shota.

Ganpuro will run a special 15th Anniversary show for Ken Ohka at Shin-Kiba 1st RING on 22nd December. Ohka has a certain opponent in mind that he is eager to wrestle against but cannot guarantee if he can even negotiate with him. Imanari wants to put together a special women’s match for the show. His original idea was Bambi & Manami Kanda Vs Viper and somebody else. However it seems that Viper is unavailable on that date. Ohka promised Imanari that he will find two beautiful wrestlers to take on Bambi & Kanda.

Sasadango Ill, Kawamura Injured, Shin Ganbare Created

October 26, 2016

My best wishes go out to Super Sasadango Machine for a healthy recovery. He was taken off last Sunday’s Korakuen Hall show with poor health as the reason. A few days later DDT announced that a check up in a hospital found out he is suffering from a mild heart disease. His physician said rest is necessary and he will not be able to wrestle again until further notice. Some of the card changes as the result of this can be seen below.

Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto
3. Get Lost In Life – Lawyer Or Priest: Gouma Ryu Vs Masamune Vs Fuminori Abe
4. Madoka & Sean Guinness Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Koji Iwamoto
5. Ikuto Hidaka Vs Daichi Kazato
6. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Final: Winners Of Semi Final 1 vs Winners Of Semi Final 2

Tomoya Kawamura suffered a right dislocated shoulder during last weekend’s Tokyo Joshi Pro shows. There is no time set yet for his return. Tatsuhiko Yoshino takes his place on this Saturday’s Yokohama show.

Osaka Higashinari Kumin Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Shoichi Uchida & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Saki Akai & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Polly Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
4. Road To DAIICHI Special Two Major Single Match: Akito Vs Makoto Oishi
5. Road To DAIICHI Special Two Major Single Match: Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
6. Road To DAIICHI Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Guanchulo
7. Road To DAIICHI Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano

Shuji Ishikawa Vs HARASHIMA as the next big programme means the DAMNATION Vs Smile Squash rivalry continues.

DDT “DDT FES 2016”, 06/11/2016
Shin-Kiba Studio Coast

1. Yasu Urano, Keisuke Ishii & Kikutaro Vs KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Yoshihiko
2. BLACK OUT Presents Tag Match: LiLiCo & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Guanchulo & Cherry
3. Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazuki Hirata & Kouki Iwasaki (w/ Up Up Girls) Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
4. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
5. Kamereo-gun Vs Macho 29-gun: Toru Owashi, Saki Akai & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Seiya Morohashi, Reika Saiki & Lady Beard
6. DISH//Danshoku Trials Pilgrimage: Danshoku Dino & Mizuki Watase Vs Soma Takao & Akito (w/ DISH)
7. Shin-Kiba STUDIO COAST Whole Surface Street Wrestling: Sanshiro Takagi, Kota Ibushi, Kazusada Higuchi & Gota Ihashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Polly
8. Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie

Gorgeous Matsuno replaces Super Sasadango Machine in the BLACK OUT tag match.


1. Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling Raising An Army: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Osamu Namiguchi & X

The folks at Ganbare☆Wrestling had some time to relax after their successful Korakuen Hall debut but now a familiar threat has returned in new clothing. Osamu Namiguchi suddenly announced this week he is creating his own pro wrestling group called Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling (シン・ガンバレ☆プロレス)! The use of Shin (シン) in this name does not mean “new”, it means “thin” as in “Thin Godzilla” from the new kaiju movie. Namiguchi thinks Ganpuro is fake like Hollywood’s Godzilla but Shin Ganpuro will be pure just like “Thin Godzilla”. Shin Ganpuro’s debut will take place on 12th November in Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR at the same time as the normal Ganpuro’s scheduled show. It will only consist of one match and Namiguchi challenged Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari to a tag team match. Namiguchi has a mystery partner for the occasion. Ohka accepted and the match will also technically be the main event of the normal Ganpuro show.


1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs JOKER
2. Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Soma Takao & Akito
3. Mask de Nitori Debut: Mask de Nitori & Rekka Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Senkuma
4. Showtimes Offer Match: KUDO & Yoshihiko Vs Yasu Urano & Lady Beard
5. N-Sleep Use Sleep Prevention Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
6. Yui Offer Match: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai (w/ Takuya)
7. DDT Taiwan’s First Foray Anniversary Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

Sasadango’s absence has changed a few matches on the Taiwan show. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi takes his place in the Sleep Prevention Death Match. That has the knock on effect of reshuffling other parts of the undercard.

DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2016”, 23/11/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title: Danshoku Dino (c) Vs Saki Akai

Saki Akai won the annual Rock Paper Scissors tournament to earn her title shot.

Osaka Edion Arena #1

1. Yuni Debut Match: Yuni Vs X
2. Special Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs HARASHIMA

Other names signed to appear are Kota Ibushi, Aja Kong, LiLiCo, Kuishinbo Kamen and Kikutaro. Also Sanshiro Takagi is trying to get performer Hyota Echizenya to show up.


October 2, 2016


Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,091 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Dark Match – Ganbare☆Royale: Shibata defeated Mars Spector by Ring Out (11:42).
Order Of Elimination: Fumihito Kihara, Naoshi Sano, Mr. No, American Balloon, Dr. Kiriko, Tigger Bedscene & J-Soul Pandita III IV, Choun-Shiryu, Mars Spector.
*Shibata wins a wish that could possibly be granted by Ken Ohka.
1. Cinderella Champion & Ganpuro Goddess Vs Gatoh Move: Emi Sakura & “Kotori” defeated Aoi Ishibashi & Ai Shimizu when Sakura pinned Ishibashi with La Magistral Cradle (10:23).
2. 2 People Only Young Drama Cup: Keisuke Ishii defeated Yukihiro Abe with a Shooting Star Press (8:50).
3. G-COSMOS 2016: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Takafumi Ito by TKO with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker (10:54).
4. Forget The Same K: Shiori Asahi defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the HIMAWARI-BOMB (10:24).
5. Original Saki Maemura Re-Debut Life Variety: Madoka & Saki Fujita defeated Minoru Fujita & Bambi when Saki pinned Minoru with the It’s Not Lonely (15:34).
6. No Rope Barbed Wire Street Fight Tornado 8-Man Tag Team Death Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Shota & Mitomi Masayuki defeated Atsushi Onita, Osamu Namiguchi, GENTARO & Hideki Hosaka when Ohka pinned Namiguchi with the Flame Spear (9:30).


After months of preparation the day finally came for Ken Ohka and Ganbare☆Wrestling. Ohka had taken a page out of Atsushi Onita’s book by promising to retire if today’s show had failed to sell out. Thankfully the promotion’s first show in Korakuen Hall turned out to be a success with over a 1,000 fans in attendance. Ohka took big risks in the ring as well as out of it. The main event was a No Rope Barbed Wire Street Fight Tornado 8-Man Tag Team Death Match with Ohka’s team versus Onita’s team. Those two fought each other while chaos reigned around them. Shota was put through a table by an Onita Piledriver. Yumehito Imanari & Mitomi Masayuki gave Onita a Double Brainbuster onto a barbed wire board. Imanari then brought in a barbed wire bat to use on Onita’s team. Ohka took his punishment and got the crowd to rally behind him. An opening came when Ohka ducked under Onita’s red mist. Osamu Namiguchi was blinded instead! Ohka gave Namiguchi the Fire Thunder Bomb but Hideki Hosaka stopped the pin. Ohka then hit the Flame Spear and this time there was nobody there to stop him.


After the match Namiguchi demanded Onita to face him but Onita told him it’s enough. Onita invited Ohka to come over to the next FMW show on 24th November and congratulated him on a successful show. Namiguchi said he wasn’t convinced and he will crush Ganpuro but Onita ignored him and began spraying water everywhere. When that was over Ohka had some important announcements to make. He is getting married and he will also become a father in December!


Saki Maemura/Fujita had her first match back from retirement and one of her opponents was her ex-husband Minoru Fujita. Madoka and Bambi were also involved playing the role of their step-children. The crowd booed whenever Minoru attacked Saki. At one point somebody in the crowd yelled “Mom!” to motivate Saki. It looked to be all over when Minoru gave her the Tombstone Piledriver. But Bambi turned on Minoru when she stopped the pin with a Shining Wizard! Madoka then gave Minoru the Ranhyei and Saki hit a low altitude Frankensteiner for the three count. After the match Saki told Minoru there is nothing she regrets from their relationship. She’s thinks wrestling is very good so Minoru should continue doing it until he’s dead. Minoru understood. A year ago he came into Ganpuro spitting venom but over time he learned to work hard for his wrestling. He doesn’t know what lies ahead but he’ll make sure to do something his and Saki’s children will be proud of.


Shinichiro Tominaga won Shiori Asahi’s respect with their match together. They were only in K-DOJO together for a brief amount of time before Tominaga quit and moved over to Union Pro. Asahi told him that today might not be the end of their story. If Tominaga is motivated to come back to K-DOJO some day then Asahi will be there waiting for him.


With all of the chaos happening elsewhere on the show it was nice to have something more straightforward. That’s where Shuichiro Katsumura and Takafumi Ito came in. Katsumura kept trying to lock in the Cross Armbreaker but Ito did what he could to break away. Finally Katsumura applied the move with nowhere for Ito to go. Ito never tapped out but the referee had to stop the match for his safety. Katsumura was declared the winner although Ito was dissatisfied with the result.


Keisuke Ishii decided to pull out something special for his first match against Yukihiro Abe in years. Ishii won the match with a Shooting Star Press! It was crooked but it did the job. Ishii said the show’s theme was surprise so that was his surprise.


The opener was a showcase for Ganpuro’s women as Aoi Ishibashi & Ai Shimizu took on Emi Sakura & “Kotori” from Gatoh Move. Shimizu almost won with a Fisherman Suplex on “Kotori” but she kicked out of the pin. “Kotori” held Shimizu back while Sakura got the three count on Ishibashi with La Magistral Cradle.


A dark match Battle Royal was held featuring the colourful cast of misfits and oddities that have wrestled in Ganpuro during its existence. Fumihito Kihara and Naoshi Sano focused on fighting each other from the moment the bell rang. Both of them continued fighting each other. Choun-Shiryu tried to Headbutt Mr. No but only hurt himself doing so. American Balloon used his massive man boobs to block Mr. No’s Headbutt much to everyone’s disgust. As the eliminations piled up Dr. Kiriko grabbed Balloon and force fed him some mystery medicine to make him faint. Mars Spector cleared the ring until it was down to just him and Shibata. A missed kick from Spector sent him over the top rope and Shibata knocked him off to be the last man standing. Shibata’s prize for winning is one wish to be granted by Ken Ohka within reason.


September 2, 2016


Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum
82 Fans

1. Abe-chan And Director Imanari: Yukihiro Abe defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Isamuashi Zan (8:26).
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Public Inspection! Unidentified Hong Kong Police Corps Invasion!: Hong Kong International Women’s Police Man (Ai Shimizu) defeated Hong Kong International Police Man (Choun-Shiryu) and Hong Kong Domestic Bank Robbery Man (Atsushi Maruyama) when Women’s Police Man pinned both Police Man and Bank Robbery Man with a Double Brainbuster (9:30).
3. The Road To Ganpuro Korakuen “G” Vs “K” Special Tag Match: Shinichiro Tominaga & Tigger Bedscene defeated Shiori Asahi & Marines Mask IV when Tominaga submitted Mask with the Just Facelock (11:10).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Tsukaisute-gun: Osamu Namiguchi, GENTARO & Shibata defeated Ken Ohka, Shota & Chikara when Namiguchi pinned Shota with the Lanakila-X (14:49).

The currently named Tsukaisute-gun (Disposable Army) were victorious over Ganbare☆Wrestling in the main event. Chikara wanted a fair fight and offered a handshake before the match but GENTARO attacked him instead. There was a ringside brawl but in the end Ken Ohka and Chikara were held back and forced to watch Osamu Namiguchi pin Shota. They were then put in Sharpshooters while Namiguchi taunted Ohka. Namiguchi also had a surprise for everyone. “Wild Thing” played and Atsushi Onita appeared! Onita talked to Ohka about Ganpuro’s first Korakuen Hall show on 2nd October. Onita brought up the possibility of him against Ohka happening on the show. Ohka excitedly agreed to it although it wasn’t booked. All that is confirmed for now is Onita will be at the Korakuen show. Ohka was then asked what will happen if the show does not sell out. Ohka said he will quit Ganbare☆Wrestling!

The semi-main event was the last piece of research Shinichiro Tominaga needed for his upcoming match with Shiori Asahi. He got the win when he caught Marines Mask IV with the RKO in mid-air then tapped him out with the Just Facelock. Tominaga said he now knows all he needs to beat Asahi and he’ll show off his research on 2nd October.

Hong Kong Domestic Police Man was supposed to be in Match #2 but never showed up. Hong Kong Domestic Bank Robbery Man took his place. There was a lot of nonsense that I can’t make out because the translation says Hong Kong International Police Man over and over. The female one pinned the other two when she reversed a Double Brainbuster. Two two men were unmasked after the match and revealed to be Choun-Shiryu and Atsushi Maruyama.

Yumehito Imanari Vs Yukihiro Abe was a match between two good friends. When Imanari first entered the wrestling industry it was as a cameraman filming a documentary about Abe. It was a matc neither wanted to lose. At one point Imanari yelled “I will not shake” after taking Chops from Imanari. However Abe was having fun and yelled at Imanari to be more creative. Abe scored the win and was greeted by Ohka afterwards. Ohka told him he found his opponent for the Korakuen show. Out came Keisuke Ishii form DDT! Ohka noted that Abe has never beaten Ishii but does have two time limit draws against him. He is the perfect choice of a senior wrestler for Abe to wrestle.

It was announced that Minoru Fujita will graduate from Ganbare☆Wrestling at the 2nd October Korakuen Hall show. He wanted Bambi to team with him for his last match. It was decided their opponents will be Madoka and Fujita’s ex-wife Saki Maemura! She retired back in 2009 and married Fujita a year later but they divorced in 2015. She will even use Saki Fujita as her ring name! Ken Ohka said in order to turn Ganpuro into a major company like WWE they should allow family problems to be settled in the ring.


August 16, 2016


Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
157 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Regain The Smile Of Abe-chan!!: Yukihiro Abe defeated Rainbow Kawamura with the Endless Eight (9:54).
2. Rikidozan III Vs Veteran Mystery: Mars Spector defeated Chikara with the Cross Armbreaker (4:59).
3. World Of Professional Wrestling Strongest Animal Playoff: “Kotori” defeated J-Soul Pandita III IV with the Bird Ridge (7:45).
4. Rebound Queen Cherry Tree Runway Vs Transformation And Goddesses: Shinichiro Tominaga & Ai Shimizu defeated Yumehito Imanari & Emi Sakura when Tominaga pinned Imanari with the JK (7:45).
5. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Osamu Namiguchi, Shibata & GENTARO defeated Ken Ohka, Shota & Mitomi Masayuki when Namiguchi pinned Shota with the Lanaila-X (16:45).

GENTARO surprised everyone in Ganbare☆Wrestling by joining forces with Osamu Namiguchi. GENTARO was working with Ganpuro as an official wrestling counselor for the roster but now he is helping Namiguchi prove his superiority over the company. They along with Shibata were able to do that in the 6-Man Tag main event. Shibata trapped his former Enjo-gun partner Mitomi Masayuki in a Cross Armbreaker while GENTARO did the same to Ken Ohka. That gave Namiguchi all the time in the world beat Shota with the Lanakila-X. Namiguchi added insult to injury by stepping on both Ohka and Imanari to celebrate while Shibata filmed it with his GoPro camera. Namiguchi then kicked Ohka while calling him a disposable wrestler who is only getting a KO-D Tag Team Title shot at Sumo Hall because of KAI. He said he might show up at Ganpuro’s Korakuen Hall show so he can see the company in its final days and tell them “Thank you for the good memories!” Namiguchi had crawled up from the bottom sipping mud to become a pro wrestler. He’s been kicked and beaten but guys like him, GENTARO and Shibata all know how it feels to be a pro wrestler unlike the people in Ganpuro who try to hog the glory. When they left, Ohka got back to his feet and was upset by the accusations. Ohka likes pro wrestling and he supports pro wrestling. Ganpuro is his wrestling life and he has precious support from guys like Shota, Masayuki and Shinichiro Tominaga to back him up. On 2nd October at Korakuen Hall Ohka will crush Namiguchi because Ganbare☆Wrestling is a major sport!

Ai Shimizu received a warm applause for her first match since getting married to DDT announcer Mic Inoue. Yumehito Imanari congratulated her before their tag match but then used his speech as an excuse to to flirt with Emi Sakura. She was left insulted by his lines and began the attack to start the match. Sakura then took pause to congratulate Shimizu before going back to attacking Imanari who wouldn’t take her seriously. Imanari was left to regret his behavior when Sakura was able to put him in a Romero Special. Shinichiro Tominaga later finished the job with a Reverse DDT and the JK. Sakura said she was mortified by Imanari’s behavior but he did show some ability out there. Imanari proclaimed his love for her and thinks them getting married would be the best news in pro wrestling. Shimizu was impressed at how fast men seem to fall for Sakura and she should be happy. Sakura was just annoyed by the whole thing.

Ohka approached Tominaga after his match to announce his opponent at Korakuen Hall. Tominaga will face Shiori Asahi from K-DOJO! Tominaga has a brief history with Asahi going back to his college wrestling club days. Five years later he now has a chance to see how he’s grown in comparison.

In the opening match Yukihiro Abe was given a chance to have some fun after spending months as an angst ridden sidekick to Minoru Fujita. He came out wearing a Haruhi Suzumiya costume to fit in with his opponent Rainbow Kawamura. However the match became less friendly when both wrestlers pulled each other’s wigs off and threw them at each other. Abe applied a Sleeper Hold but Kawamura pulled out an adult manga to distract him and escape. There was more nonsense with Abe getting stripped down to his blue striped underwear as the match progressed. Kawamura sprayed him in the face with disinfectant but during a scramble of pinning holds Abe got the three count with a Backslide he calls the Endless Eight. Thankfully this Endless Eight only lasts three seconds. After the match Abe told everyone that cosplaying and being a transvestite are two different things. He was also in a rush because he wanted to go to Comiket and buy a fanzine from his favourite writer.

DNA, Saitama Slam, Beer Garden Cards, Namiguchi Threatens Ganbare

August 5, 2016

DDT “DNA 19”, 06/08/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Character Wrestler King Final: Rainbow Kawamura Vs Gota Ihashi
3. MAO & Rekka Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata
4. Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo Vs Mike Bailey & Kouki Iwasaki
5. Mizuki Watase Vs Kengo Mashimo
6. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda

Oh dear. Maybe Kengo Mashimo will go easy on Mizuki Watase. Nah!

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 13”, 06/08/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano
3. Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Rekka Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase
4. Antonio Honda & Mike Bailey Vs Keisuke Ishii & Guanchulo
5. Infomercial Match – Shosen: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai Vs Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango & Gota Ihashi
6. Single Match To Assess If KENSO Can Wrestle At Ryogoku On 28th August: Sanshiro Takagi Vs KENSO
7. Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Toru Owashi Vs Shuji Ishikawa Vs Kazusada Higuchi
8. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Tournament – Final: Winners Of Semi Final 1 Vs Winners Of Semi Final 2

Very interesting 4 Way Match taking place here. The two participants in the “PETER PAN 2016” main event are in the match but that can change that drastically if Toru Owashi takes the fall and loses his Right To Challenge Contract. Heck, Kazusada Higuchi could argue for a spot in the main event were he to pin either Konosuke Takeshita or Shuji Ishikawa.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2016 ~DDT DAY~”, 08/08/2016
Shinjuku FACE

1. Mad Paulie & Gota Ihashi Vs Akito & MAO
2. Rock ‘N’ Roll Tag Death Match: Antonio Honda & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Kazuki Hirata & Kazusada Higuchi
3. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & Guanchulo
5. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
6. Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Hikaru Sato & Atsushi Aoki
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Toru Owashi
*Toru Owashi will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

Hikaru Sato is stopping by and he’s bring Atsushi Aoki with him. Soma Takao couldn’t get a better scouting opportunity.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Masahiro Takanashi & Cherry Vs Emi Sakura & “Kotori”
2. Glove Match: Saki Akai Vs Gota Ihashi (Special Referee: KUDO)
3. Scary Story That Surrounds Yukio Sakaguchi: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Soma Takao Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs DJ Nira
4. Kota Umeda Vs Mike Bailey

DJ Nira’s back. He hasn’t been seen in DDT since the 19th Anniversary show in March. He must love a good scary story.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Happy Motels Dinner Show: X Vs X
2. Hot Pants! Shuran! Multinational! Corps Combat Final Liqueur Decisive Battle: Ryu Gouma & Yumehito Imanari Vs Masahiro Takanashi & DJ Nira Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Choun-Shiryu
3. Antonio Honda Vs Kikutaro
4. Tuxedo Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi

In the 3 Way Tag Match Ryu Gouma & Yumehito Imanari are Team Hot Pants, Masahiro Takanashi & DJ Nira are Team Shuran and Ryuichi Sekine & Choun-Shiryu are Team Multinational.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Objectively And Scientifically Determine The Group Leader Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
2. Lariat Pro Vs Knee Pro: Keisuke Ishii & Tanomusaku Toba Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Daiki Shimomura
3. Beer Garden Specialty Falls Count Anywhere Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs X
4. Match With Someone Breaking In Every Few Minutes: Danshoku Dino Vs Mike Bailey

DDT recommends anyone coming to see this event to bring a towel and a spare set of clothes. It’s expected to be a messy show.

Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT Grand Sumo Tournament Summer Tournament: HARASHIMA, Konosuke Takeshita, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Keisuke Ishii
2. Akito Produce Match: Akito Vs Danshoku Dino
3. Akito Style Wrestler & Yasu Urano Style Wrestler Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Guanchulo
4. 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs Akito Vs Yasu Urano

Smile Squash collide in what will probably be a friendlier version of The Shield Triple Threat.

Shinjuku FACE

0. Dark Match – Something Other Than Wrestling: Suguru Miyatake Vs Shunma Katsumata
1. Fat Lumberjack Match: Shuji Ishikawa Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani (Lumberjacks: Mad Paulie, Gota Ihashi)
2. Rounds Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
3. Survival Anywhere Blindfold Bra 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi Vs Yoshiko
4. Hardcore 6-Man Tag Team Match: Shuji Ishikawa, Mad Paulie & Tetsuya Endo Vs Masashi Takeda, Kazusada Higuchi & Choun-Shiryu

Suguru Miyatake has been out of action since January. He’s still recovering from his shoulder problems, he was first told it would take him around 15 months to fully recover. Since he is not going to be wrestling we’ll see what his current state is.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuu Vs Akane Miura
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Syoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
3. Maho Debut Match: Nodoka-oneesan Vs Maho
4. Yuka Sakazaki & KANNA Vs Nonoko & Rika Tatsumi
5. Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Reika Saiki & Azusa Takigawa
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

Maho will reveal her official ring name at a later date.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2016 ~DDT DAY~”, 13/08/2016
Shinjuku FACE

Barring any challenges that get thrown out during the week, the card for this show won’t be revealed until it takes place.


1. World Of Professional Wrestling Strongest Animal Playoff: “Kotori” Vs J-Soul Pandita III IV
2. Rebound Queen Cherry Tree Runway Vs Transformation And Goddesses: Yumehito Imanari & Emi Sakura Vs Shinichiro Tominaga & Ai Shimizu
3. Rikidozan III Vs Veteran Mystery: Chikara VS Mars Spector
4. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Ken Ohka, Shota & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Osamu Namiguchi, Shibata & X

Osamu Namiguchi is returning to Ganbare☆Wrestling after last appearing for the group in April. He admits Ganpuro getting to Korakuen Hall is a big deal but he still thinks it’s a worthless company run by wasted wrestlers. He is bringing Shibata and another mystery wrestler to his side to crush Ganpuro before it reaches Korakuen.