GANBARE☆PRO “MEAN STREET 2021 ~BEER GARDEN-LIKE GANBARE☆PRO WRESTLING~” Results

August 1, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “MEAN STREET 2021 ~BEER GARDEN-LIKE GANBARE☆PRO WRESTLING~”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE
167 Fans

1. Beer Garden Specialty! Shu Vs Eagle Full-Scale Battle!: Takahiro Katori defeated Shu Sakurai with the Child Lock (10:11).
2. Beer Garden Specialty! Yumehito Imanari Produce Match “Pocchari Joshi 2.5” ~ Mid-Summer “P1 CLIMAX” Decision Match~: Yuna Manase defeated Yuna Mizumori with the Lariat (8:23). (Special Refeere: Nikkan Lee)
3. Beer Garden Specialty! Keisuke Ishii Produce Match “The Return Of Lariat Pro Wrestling 2021”: Onryo, Shota & HARUKAZE defeated Keisuke Ishii, Shinichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi when Onryo pinned Tominaga with a Tiger Driver (16:14).
4. Beer Garden Specialty! Ganpro Vs TTT Full-Scale Battle! Ganpro Style Survival Tag Match: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura, Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki (3) defeated Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery, TORU & Akiyori Takizawa (2).
4a. TORU & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki when Takizawa eliminated Iwasaki by Ring Out (12:22).
4b. TORU & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when TORU pinned Imanari with a Frankensteiner (6:10).
4c. Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated TORU & Akiyori Takizawa when Katsumura submitted Takizawa with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker (0:12).
4d. Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Masked Mystery & TORU when Katsumura eliminated Mystery by Ring Out (5:40).
4e. Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Guts Ishijima & TORU when Ohka pinned Ishijima with the Flame Spear (10:53).

Every year the Beer Garden series is such good fun that you can’t blame some of the other promotions for joining in. Ganbare☆Pro held their Beer Garden-like show before DDT closed out the weekend. In the main event, a squad of Ganpro wrestlers fought against a group from the TTT promotion. This match continued the rivalry between the two groups spearheaded by Ken Ohka and Guts Ishijima. TTT got off to a strong start by eliminating Kouki Iwasaki and Yumehito Imanari back to back. The entrance of Shuichiro Katsumura quickly turned the tables when he tapped out Akiyori Takizawa and then knocked Masked Mystery out of the ring. The final part of the match saw Ohka & Katsumura beat Ishijima & TORU to give Ganpro the victory. However TTT went off to lick their wounds and gave the message that this inter-promotional feud is not over yet. Ohka is open to the idea of beating Ishijima as many times as he wants.

Yuna Manase defeated Yuna Mizumori in the P1 Climax (changed from BEST OF THE SUPER Pocchari) and received 10,000 yen as her prize. However when she was given the giant cheque she tore it in half and gave one piece over to Mizumori to share the prize. She welcomed Mizumori to Pocchari Joshi and Nikkan Lee also threw in her support for the group. At the end of the show Manase confronted Ohka and told him her idea to make Ganbare☆Joshi even bigger. She wants a singles match against Saki Akai! Ohka promised to meet with DDT management later in the night to put the match together.


Inspiration Tomorrow, Astronauts 2nd Chance, Ganpro Beer Garden

June 30, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW INSPIRATION”, 01/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Moka Miyamoto Vs Arisu Endo
2. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Suzume
3. UWF Rules: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mirai Maiumi

The UWF Rules being used is a 20 minute time limit that can end by Knockout, Submission, Referee Stoppage or a 5 Point TKO. Points are lost by knock downs and rope breaks. Wrestlers cannot be attacked during the knockdown count. Headbutts, elbow strikes, closed fist punches to the face and hitting below the belt are all prohibited. Wrestlers will be given two warnings for breaking those rules and will be disqualified if it’s done a third time.

This is Yuka Sakazaki’s final match in Japan before her excursion to AEW next month.

Moka Miyamoto and Arisu Endo are both fighting for their first singles victory.

BASARA “BASARA 162 ~HOSHIAI NO SORA~”, 07/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Takato Nakano Vs Kosuke Sato
2. Jacket Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (Special Referee: Gouma)
3. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
4. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura (c) Vs Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura
5. ReOStaff Presents Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: SAGAT Vs Minoru Fujita

The IRON FIST Tag Titles will be on the line with Astronauts getting their second shot at becoming the champions. They previously fought for the titles at the end of 2019.

Takato Nakano and Kosuke Sato are building up a small grudge between each other from yesterday’s show. It gets settled here.

GANBARE☆PRO “LOST HIGHWAY 2021”, 11/07/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ken Ohka, Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE Vs Yuna Manase, Shu Sakurai & SAGAT
2. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Takahiro Katori
3. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Shota Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Yumehito Imanati Vs Kouki Iwasaki
5. Special Tag Match To Celebrate Katsumura & Haruhi’s Tournament Victory: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto

After all the rumours and teases, the special opponents for Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi for winning the Mixed Tag Tournament are… Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto? That’s it? Something’s not right here.

Takahiro Katori is a freelancer originally from Tochigi’s EAGLE Pro Wrestling.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHIROISHI”, 18/07/2021
Miyagi Shiroishi White Cube

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Is it really a good idea to rain on somebody’s homecoming parade? The 37KAMIINA demanded to be DAMNATION’s opponents in Tetsuya Endo’s hometown!

GANBARE☆PRO “MEAN STREET 2021 ~BEER GARDEN-LIKE GANBARE☆PRO WRESTLING~”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Beer Garden Specialty! Yumehito Imanari Produce Match “Pocchari Joshi 2.5” ~1st BEST OF THE SUPER Pocchari Decision Match~: Yuna Manase Vs Yuna Mizumori (Special Refeere: Nikkan Lee)
2. Beer Garden Specialty! Keisuke Ishii Produce Match “The Return Of Lariat Pro Wrestling 2021”: Keisuke Ishii, Shinichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi Vs Onryo, Shota & HARUKAZE

DDT isn’t the only place running a Beer Garden show this year. Ganbare☆Pro is joining in on the fun with some Lariat Pro and Pocchari Joshi on the side.

Takahiro Katori will be on the show.


GANBARE☆PRO “OVER THE TOP 2021” Results

February 7, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “OVER THE TOP 2021”, 07/02/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
110 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Seiseki Sakuragaoka Vs Taiwan Full Scale Battle: Yumehito Imanari defeated Rekka with the Tiger Driver (10:11).
2. Ganjo Special Single Match: Asuka defeated Yuna Manase with the ASKA FANTASY (8:33).
3. Ganpro Vs Aka Rangers Full-Scale Battle: Takashi Sasaki & GENTARO defeated Ken Ohka & Shota when GENTARO pinned Shota with the Back Drop Hold (17:43).
4. The Strongest Amateur Vs The Strongest Outside Enemy: Ikuto Hidaka defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Shawn Capture (15:56).
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & HARUKAZE defeated Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai (c) when Ishii pinned Sakurai with the Double Arm Driver (17:05).
*THE HALFEE fails in V3. DREAMS HARU TRUE becomes the 24th GWC 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

For the first time in her career, HARUKAZE is a champion! She’s been wrestling for 8 years and felt she was the only one in her generation getting beaten up while everyone else got stronger. Now thanks to Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki the three of them are the new GWC 6-Man Tag Team Champions! She named their trio DREAMS HARU TRUE and everyone agreed she was the hero of the show. The entire roster celebrated with her and as a group threw her up and down in the ring as the show ended. Backstage, HARUKAZE requested the first defence to be against a team representing Pocchari Joshi. She wants to beat Yuna Manase in the race to become the ace of Ganbare☆Pro.

However, Asuka also approached Ken Ohka after the show asking for a title shot with Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga on her team. The only reason she is still wrestling in Ganpro is to win championships so Ohka agreed under fear she would quit. Asuka’s team will get their title match on 21st February.

Ikuto Hidaka claimed another scalp as part of his unbeaten run in Ganpro. Tominaga came so close to beating him when he hit the Schwein and went for the JK finish. But Hidaka used the Shawn Capture out of nowhere to make his opponent tap out. Yumehito Imanari praised Hidaka for an exciting match against his friend and asked for a match at Narimasu on the 21st. Hidaka joked that he doesn’t have time to do the match but he wants to see if Imanari really does live and die for Ganpro. Imanari told him he is ready to be Ganpro’s messiah.

Today saw the reformation of the Aka Rangers, the old DDT tag team of Takashi Sasaki & GENTARO. It was Ohka’s request to fight them and he was overwhelmed by their skill as a team. Sasaki held Ohka down while GENTARO pinned Shota with the Back Drop. Sasaki was pleased to do the match for Ohka but believes he hasn’t changed much over the last twenty years. Ohka said he lost today but he will win next time. The Rangers agreed they will come back to Ganpro for a rematch because it seems like the fans want to see them beat up Ohka again. Ohka told them to show up in Narimasu on the 21st for the rematch. Sasaki said he and GENTARO are already wrestling in Chiba at noon that day but they promise to make the show in time.


GAKE NO FUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI INFINITE TRAIN 2021” Results

February 5, 2021

GAKE NO FUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI INFINITE TRAIN 2021”, 05/02/2021
Saitama Wrestle Butokan
50 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Gake no Fuchi Joshi Vs Pocchari Joshi Full-Scale Competition – Gake no Fuchi Rules: Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase (3,003 pts) defeated Miyako Matsumoto & Chris Brookes (3 pts) when Manase pinned Matsumoto with the Suzuki Dynamic onto a chair (37:15).

The first Gake no Fuchi Joshi event of 2021 had big stakes attached to it. Miyako Matsumoto announced that the losing side in the only match of the show would be forced to disband their promotion. Ippanjin Munenori Sawa had promised the owner Sanshiro Takagi that Gake no Fuchi would continue for 1,000 years so he was here to support Matsumoto today.

Before the match took place, there was the matter of Gold Karen auditioning to join Gake no Fuchi as the promotion’s first trainee. She was nervous when she introduced herself but said her favourite wrestler is Himeka Arita from Stardom and then sang “Imitation Gold” by Momoe Yamaguchi. Afterwards, Matsumoto made her decision and rejected Karen’s audition because there was no heart in her performance. However every pro wrestler starts their career by losing so she’ll get another chance. After intermission Karen gave her audition another go and sang “Blue Coral Reef” by Seiko Matsuda. Matsumoto rejected her again and repeated her earlier reasoning word for word.

With that out of the way, it was time for Gake no Fuchi Joshi Vs Pocchari Joshi. The loser must disband stipulation was music to Chris Brookes’ ears because he would do anything not to team with Matsumoto again. He wanted to replace her with Toui Kojima who was perfoming tasks at ringside but Daisuke Kiso refused to allow it.

The two teams were told to each sing a song before the match began. Yumehito Imanari decided to sing Jushin Liger’s theme song for some reason. Next, Matsumoto sang her new song but didn’t notice Brookes laying down on his back behind her for Imanari to get an easy three count. Matsumoto wouldn’t accept the result and demanded a restart. Yuna Manase grabbed Brookes in a Wristlock and he instantly gave up for another quick finish. Matsumoto demanded another restart and told Brookes she would destroy his residence card if he doesn’t try to win. Brookes did what he was told and they attacked Pocchari Joshi to start the match properly.

Gake no Fuchi rules were in effect which means a bunch of minigames took place as the match progressed. It was also further explained that the winner of the match is whoever has the most points at the end, not from who pins who. Manase got a few points in a Ryogoku Style Sumo Match against both Matsumoto & Brookes. Matsumoto and Imanari then had a rap battle. Manase joined in and it somehow led to her and Matsumoto creating profiles for a dating app to see who would get more hits. Meanwhile Brookes beat Imanari in a game of Tetris that was being played on the big screen.

There was a comedy face-off which Imanari won using impersonations. A 4 Way Gake no Fuchi Boxing Challenge saw everyone don the gloves and punch each other out until Matsumoto accidentally punched Kiso in the face to get disqualified. One of the most regular games made a comeback when Brookes won the Gake no Fuchi Kiso Flag round. However he won it by Super Kicking Kiso so there was no referee to count any pins. Shota was forced to take Kiso’s place. He begun to count Matsumoto’s pin on Manase but stopped and Clotheslined her instead! He wants to destroy Gake no Fuchi! Suddenly, Sawa ran into the ring and delivered Dragon Screws to Shota, Imanari and Manase. He made a promise to Takagi that Gake no Fuchi Joshi would last for 1,000 years and he will live up to it!

The match went back on track with Brookes pressing Manase down on the ropes and holding a rubber strap to her mouth. Matsumoto pulled the strap and pulled it towards the back of the room. Manase was able to let go of the strap on her end causing it to snap into Matsumoto. They tried repeating the trick with Sawa taking Matsumoto’s place and this time Manase ducked and it snapped into Brookes instead. Brookes took out two tables and set them up at ringside as a launch pad for a plastic case attack with Matsumoto sitting in it. The plan didn’t work and Matsumoto crashed onto the floor. Imanari then threatened Brookes with a stapler and stapled a flyer for this Sunday’s DDT show onto Brookes’ head.

Shota and Sawa were still at ringside so the match kind of turned into a 6-Man Tag. Sawa blinded Shota with a party popper and placed him on one of the tables outside the ring. Matsumoto then climbed the ropes and, using Kiso to keep balance, put Shota through the table with a Diving Body Press. Sawa went for the Irabu Punch on Imanari but he ducked and Sawa knocked out Brookes instead. Determined to save Gake no Fuchi, Matsumoto continued fighting and hit Imanari over the head with a chair. He wouldn’t go down until he was kicked below the belt. Manase jumped in and hit Matsumoto with a Lariat. She then did the Suzuki Dynamic onto the chair to get the winning pinfall.

The result should have brought and end to Gake no Fuchi Joshi but Imanari & Manase had regrets over the decision. Pocchari Joshi wants to do more crazy matches against Gake no Fuchi because the two sides have a relationship like the moon and the sun. Matsumoto began to cry and said she surprisingly feels much better now despite losing. She will accept the stipulation and close down Gake no Fuchi. She thinks she might find a partner on the dating app she used earlier. Shota began to prepare a retirement ceremony for the promotion when suddenly Sanshiro Takagi appeared!

Takagi thanked Matsumoto for all of the hard work she did and admitted he thought she only had a 5% chance of winning today. However, he also reminded Matsumoto that she has a trainee now. Back in the 90s, Takagi was part of a company called PWC that closed down out of the blue. Out of desperation he created DDT. What if Gake no Fuchi Joshi closes down today and Gold Karen launches her own company to replace it? Then she would have her own DDT! It is Matsumoto’s responsibility to nurture her new student otherwise she is just running away from reality. Matsumoto said she wants to continue Gake no Fuchi and won’t split it up when it has so many new members. Brookes tried to protest being included but Takagi ignored him. Matsumoto promised Gake no Fuchi will be immortalized forever as long as there is still one of her still around! She asked for her theme music to play but instead got the Kamen Rider BLACK RX song instead. Shota sang along to it to close out the show.


Last News Dump For 2020

December 29, 2020

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2019 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT”, 31/12/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Yuji Okabayashi & HARASHIMA Vs Yuya Aoki & Yukio Naya
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Akira Hyodo & Makoto Oishi Vs Takuya Nomura & Konosuke Takeshita
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1C: Drew Parker & Danshoku Dieno Vs Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Ueno
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Tetsuya Endo
5. Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Shunma Katsumata
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
8. New Year’s Wrestling 2020 Special 8-Man Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Kazuki Hashimoto, Daichi Hashimoto & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Takuho Kato, Kosuke Sato, Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

An earlier start time and smaller card means the show will not cross over into the early hours of 2021. They’re aiming to have the show last only two and a half hours this time around. The Japan Indies Awards 2020 presented by Samurai TV will be handed out in the pre-show.

DDT “NEW YEAR’S DAY GIFT SPECIAL! ALL SEATS 3,000 YEN SPECIAL BOX OFFICE!! 2021”, 03/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Antonio Honda 43rd Birthday & 16th Anniversary Debut Match: Antonio Honda Vs Choun-Shiryu

One day after his birthday and one day before the anniversary of his debut match. A perfectly balanced celebration for Antonio Honda. The rest of the card will be announced on the day of the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’21”, 04/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Arisu Endo Debut Match: Suzume Vs Arisu Endo
2. Marika Kobashi & Moka Miyamoto Vs Pom Harajuku & Haruna Neko
3. Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
4. Aja Kong, Mizuki & Raku Vs Miu Watanabe, Nao Kakuta & Mirai Maiumi
5. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Hikari Noa & Sena Shiori
6. Miyu Yamashita Vs Maki Itoh
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino (c) Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Arisu Endo was born in Fukushima on 27th April, 1998. She is 150cm tall and her blood type is A. Endo is also a member of the idol group Cheer♡1 and looks up to former unit member Reika Saiki.

DDT “GO TO DDT! VOL. 1”, 09/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Keigo Nakamura Vs Toi Kojima
2. Chris Brookes & Shunma Katsumura Vs Mad Paulie & Yuji Hino
3. HARASHIMA & Yukio Naya Vs Konosuke Takeshita & MAO
4. Written By Hajime Takahashi & Masaki Inoue “Does Momotaro’s Kibidango Recognize As An Expense?” Infomercial Match: Akito, Kazuki Hirata, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Saki Akai
5. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Shota

Shota is having a late career resurgence, winning the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles and Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title in short succession. He believes that is why Yuki Ueno accepted his challenge for the DDT UNIVERSAL Title. Shota wants to become a leader of the independent scene in 2021 and travel around the world for wrestling. He thinks winning the UNIVERSAL Title will get him overseas bookings. Ueno didn’t want to end 2020 with him getting pinned by Shota so his new year resolution is to avenge that loss as soon as possible. He should respect Shota more and not look down on that result but as the UNIVERSAL Champion he has a standard to live up to. He must not let the title go to someone who can’t decide if he is indie or major.

Unless he shows up on 3rd January, this is Daisuke Sasaki’s return match from injury.

GANBARE☆PRO “CONAN THE GREAT 2021”, 10/01/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. THE HALFEE Vs Pochajo Full Scale Competition: Moeka Haruhi & Shu Sakurai Vs Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase
2. Ganjo Special Single Match: HARUKAZE Vs Asuka
3. Ganpro Vs Chiba Full Scale Competition: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Yasu Urano, Shinichiro Tominaga & Yuma 24
4. A Special Single Match To Determine Whether “Age Is Just A Number”: Ikuto Hidaka Vs Keisuke Ishii
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Street Fight Style Special Hardcore Match: Shota (c) Vs Miss Mongol

The day after Shota main events Korakuen Hall for DDT, he gets to defend the World Jr. Indie Title in Ganbare☆Pro against an FMW original. Miss Mongol is annoyed that Ganpro hasn’t booked her in months so she got bold and challenged Shota to a title match. She also wants it to be a Street Fight because of the championship’s origins with FMW.

Ikuto Hidaka’s appearances in Ganpro this year was to show he still has a lot left in the tank despite his age. Keisuke Ishii wants to see it for himself after he beat Hidaka in a tag match a few days ago.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC! 2021”, 11/01/2021
Nagoya City Biwajima Sports Center

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Shunma Katsumata & Toi Kojima
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura
3. Konosuke Takeshita & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
4. Young Communication Generation Vs DDT Legend Army!: Akito & Shota Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dieno
5. Nagoya Specialty! Doerya Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yukio Naya Vs Mad Paulie & Yuji Hino
6. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase

The buildup to “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021” is filled with DAMNATION Vs Junretsu matches. We also see the temporary formation of the DDT Legend Army as they prepare for their KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles shot.

Yuji Hino is quickly making friends in DAMNATION, particularly with Mad Paulie.

DDT “REPRINT YOUNG COMMUNICATION SPECIAL ISSUE”, 16/01/2021
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Gota Ihashi & Rion Mizuki Vs Michio Kageyama & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
2. Soma Takao & Shota Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Daichi Kazato
3. Akito Vs Toru Sugiura
4. Main Event 6-Man Tag Match: Yukihiro Abe, Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie, Ryuichi Sekine, Kazuki Hirata, FUMA

The Young Communication gang is all back together. Akito and Toru Sugiura are both from the Aichi prefecture so they’re getting paired against each other.

GANBARE☆PRO “BATTLE RUNNER 2021”, 17/01/2021
Osaka Hirano Kumin Hall

1. Ganpro East-West Battle 2021!: Shinichiro Tominaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tsuyoshi Okada & Kota Umeda
2. Woman In Osaka Castle ~Ganjo Special Tag Match~: HARUKAZE & Momoka Hanazono Vs SAKI & Haruka Aikawa
3. Battle Without Honor ~Father Of 2 Children At Home Vs Father Of 2 Children With Child Support~: Ken Ohka Vs Shoichi Uchida
4. Ganpro Osaka Winter Team! THE HALFEE Vs Pocchari Joshi East-West Allied Forces Full Scale Battle!: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Kuuga, Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase
5. Ganpro Sanada Maru! Team Drift Vs Team MAKAI Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Shota & Asuka

Shota and Asuka are still on good terms after Shota won the World Jr. Indie Title from her. At least they better be when Team Drift returns to Ganpro.

No comment on the title of Match #3.

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2021 ~MOTSUNABE~”, 17/01/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Akito & Makoto Oishi Vs Soma Takao & Azul Dragon
2. Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
3. Hakata Specialty! Seimonbarai Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Chris Brookes Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Haven’t seen Azul Dragon in a while. Wonder what he’s been up to. DDT is doing both an afternoon and evening show in Nishitetsu Hall.

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2021 ~MIZUTAKI~”, 17/01/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & MAO
2. Yuji Hino Vs Hideki Okatani
3. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase
4. Only Because It Is! Hakata Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda

Yuto Aijima will be on the evening show.

BASARA “BASARA 146 ~5TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 20/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Dragon Contra Dragon: Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuji
2. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura
3. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs FUMA

Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura have won the IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT, granting them a shot at Speed Of Sounds.

The loser of the Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuji match will no longer be allowed to use “Ryu” in their name.

DDT “DRAMATIC EVERYONE’S DREAM HAS COME TRUE! 2021”, 23/01/2021
Osaka City Minato Ward Citizens Center

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes & Danshoku Dieno
2. HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Yuji Hino
3. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

I have to say, Hino taking on HARASHIMA and the Eruption lads has me excited.

DDT “DRAMATIC 2021 JANUARY SPECIAL”, 28/01/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Keigo Nakamura
2. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Naya

However, Hino taking on Yukio Naya does not.

DDT “NEW YEAR DRAMATIC ITABA SERIES 2021”, 31/01/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Akito & Kazuki Hirata Vs HARASHIMA & Danshoku Dieno
2. DAMNATION VS Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Jun Akiyama & Hideki Okatani

This is DDT’s go home show for “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021”. The two matches announced so far preview the two title matches advertised for Culttz Kawasaki.

GAKE NO FUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI INFINITE TRAIN 2021”, 05/02/2021
Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Gake no Fuchi Joshi Vs Pocchari Joshi Full-Scale Competition: Miyako Matsumoto & Chris Brookes Vs Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase

After taking half a year off, Gake no Fuchi Joshi will be back in action. Miyako Matsumoto is currently looking for joshi trainees of all shapes and sizes so they can help her make the world a little bit more interesting. In August Matsumoto & Chris Brookes lost to the Pocchari Joshi team of Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase at a Bakuha Koshien show. The rematch under Gake no Fuchi Joshi rules promises to be a lot more crazier.

DDT “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021”, 14/02/2021
Culttz Kawasaki

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, X, X & X Vs Shinya Aoki, X, X & X
2. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Super Delfin, Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh Vs MAO, Keigo Nakamura & Mirai Maiumi
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Jun Akiyama

The D-Ou Grand Prix is over for another year and the winner Jun Akiyama gets the KO-D Openweight Title shot against Tetsuya Endo in February. Akiyama put over Endo and the KO-D Title huge by including Endo with Tetsuya Naito and Go Shiozaki as the only three champions that matter to him. Endo did beat Akiyama in their D-Ou group match so Akiyama needs to fight his heart out if he wants to win. Endo watched the final between Akiyama and Konosuke Takeshita, leaving him with some strong opinions. He can tell the difference between the two wrestlers. According to Endo, Takeshita only thinks about himself while Akiyama is thinking about the entire wrestling industry. Endo likes the praise of his title reign he is getting from Akiyama and it makes him proud of increasing the KO-D Title’s value. So when Endo beats Akiyama again in Culttz Kawasaki, he will call the KO-D Title the number one championship in Japan and himself the number one wrestler in Japan!

DDT “FRIENDSHIP, EFFORT, VICTORY IN NAGOYA 2021”, 23/02/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Shota (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, HARASHIMA & Danshoku Dieno

The Young Communication Generation want to defend the 6-Man Tag Titles against the top wrestlers in DDT. To them that means the top names from the generation before them.

The #STRONGHEARTS contingent of CIMA, T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Shigehiro Irie will be on the show. Although I don’t know if Irie will be associated with the group when it comes to the match making.


BAKUHA KOSHIEN “STREET FIGHT CLUB” Results

August 25, 2020

BAKUHA KOSHIEN “STREET FIGHT CLUB”, 25/08/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
??? Fans

1. The Mystery Of Laos! Amazing Mecha Pandita First Time Out!: Shunma Katsumata defeated Mecha Pandita with a Diving Body Press (10:36).
2. Gake no Fuchi Joshi Vs Pocchari Joshi Full Face To Face Battle!: Yuna Manase & Yumehito Imanari defeated Miyako Matsumoto & Chris Brookes when Manase pinned Matsumoto with the Suzuki Dynamic (11:41).
3. Hage Torongezu Vs #STRONGHEARTS! – No DQ Match: T-Hawk & El Lindaman defeated Jiro Kuroshio & Seigo Tachibana when Lindaman pinned Tachibana with the German Suplex (12:27).
4. STREET FIGHT CLUB Special Match ~Royal Traditions Match~: Jun Akiyama defeated Yukio Naya with the Exploder Suplex (12:04).
5. Street Fight Scramble Bunkhouse 6-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Yuko Miyamoto & Rocky Kawamura defeated Takashi Sugiura, NOSAWA Rongai & Kaz Hayashi when Onita pinned Rongai with a Chair Attack (15:49).

Normally in a Scramble Bunkhouse, both teams stand in opposite sides of the room, wait for a countdown and then charge down to the ring to grab the weapons first. Atsushi Onita’s team didn’t have the patience for that and he attacked Takashi Sugiura during Sugiura-gun’s entrance. Chairs were whacked over heads, people were thrown into barbed wire boards and NOSAWA Rongai smashed a guitar over Onita’s head. Yuko Miyamoto and Kaz Hayashi briefly brought some athleticism into the match but other than that it was a brawl. Rocky Kawamura got some punches in on Sugiura. In the end, Onita hit NOSAWA with chairshots until NOSAWA couldn’t get back up. After the match, Onita said he might have broken some ribs so he couldn’t do his usual Onita Theatre ending where he spits water into the crowd. That’s the reason along with the Coronavirus. Onita assured everyone he tested negative before the show but he wouldn’t risk passing along the virus that way.

Jun Akiyama was surprised to see the rest of Junretsu standing in Yukio Naya’s corner for their match. Makoto Oishi explained to him it was only for today. Naya got a nearfall with a Running Kneelift. Akiyama hit his own one then lowered his kneepad down before doing it again. Naya was able to kick out but he was done for after the Exploder Suplex.

An electric shaver came into play for Match #3. El Lindaman bought it before the show but it went missing. Seigo Tachibana revealed he snuck into the locker room and stole it from Lindaman’s bag. They demanded the match be made No DQ and threatened to shave each other’s heads. T-Hawk and Jiro Kuroshio did the same when they faced off. Lindaman grabbed the shaver and chased after Yukinori Matsui until the ref gave him a Lariat. Tachibana went to give Lindaman a Back Drop but Tachibana escaped by shaving a straight line through the middle of Tachibana’s hair! When Tachibana figured out what happened he was left in a shocked state. It was easy pickings for Lindaman to pin him with the German Suplex. He shaved off more of Tachibana’s hair after the match.

Chris Brookes created a new double team move called the Holy Diver. It involves picking up Miyako Matsumoto and Crucifix Power Bombing her onto the opponent through a plastic box. They tried it on Yuna Manase but Manase rolled out of the way and Matsumoto crashed through the box on her own. She still had enough fight left to counter the Suzuki Dynamic into a Roll Up but Manase hit the move on the second attempt to win. After the match Yumehito Imanari called Brookes and Matsumoto crazy. He wants both Gake no Fuchi Joshi and Pocchari Joshi to show the world how crazy they are.

The debut of Mecha Pandita shows the robot has plenty of kinks that need to be worked out. Controlled by Onita from the locker room, Pandita tried locking up when Shunma Katsumata was nowhere near it. When Pandita was able to attack properly, Katsumata placed it outside the ring and hoped it would get counted out. Pandita got back in on time and took over. It missed a 450 Splash allowing Katsumata to Body Slam it despite being a heavy robot. Katsumata grabbed a cold spray and climbed the top rope, expecting Pandita to follow him. His guess was right and Katsumata froze Pandita with the cold spray, causing it to fall down to the canvas. Katsumata landed a Diving Body Press and got the three count. Backstage Katsumata said the next time he fights Pandita he will destroy it. And someday he will fight Onita too!

Daisuke Kiso was officiating some of the matches so he is safely out of self-isolation.


Princess Cup Quarter Finals, King Of DDT Final 4, Sugiura-gun Enters STREET FIGHT CLUB

August 11, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 15/08/2020
Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final 1: Mizuki Vs Yuki Aino
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final 2: Miu Watanabe Vs Maki Itoh
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final 3: Natsumi Maki Vs Shoko Nakajima
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final 4: Miyu Yamashita Vs Hyper Misao

That was a long stretch of tournament shows we just had. There is a couple of days rest for Tokyo Joshi Pro before they hold the Tokyo Princess Cup quarter finals. Last year’s winner Mizuki faces the most recent Princess Title challenger Yuki Aino. The last remaining Up Up Girls member in the competition Miu Watanabe takes on Maki Itoh. Over on the other side of the bracket, Natsumi Maki and Shoko Nakajima promises to be frantic. Finally Miyu Yamashita’s meets the biggest reminder of her Princess Cup curse. Hyper Misao’s upset over Yamashita back in 2016 is what cemented this jinx in the first place. But did Misao use up all her luck knocking out Yuka Sakazaki?

DDT “BON DEMONE, ATASHA KAMISAMADA YO 2020”, 15/08/2020
Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall

1. HARASHIMA, Konosuke Takeshita & Yukio Naya Vs Chris Brookes, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase
2. It’s Summer! DDT Variety Group Meeting! Fight And Protect Justice!!: Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
3. #DAMNHEARTS Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki, T-Hawk & Soma Takao Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
4. DAMNATION Vs Eruption!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi
5. Team Big Old-Timers Vs Young Dramatics: Jun Akiyama & Sanshiro Takagi Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba

Over in DDT they have a non-tournament show to get through on the same day. Nautilus have to shake off their eliminations and focus on defending the KO-D Tag Team Titles. The undercard has a few previews of next week’s big matches too.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 FINAL!!”, 23/08/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match – 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yukio Naya
1. King Of DDT 2020 – Semi-Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. King Of DDT 2020 – Semi-Final: Akito Vs T-Hawk
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Danshoku Dieno & Seigo Tachibana
4. Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Shinya Aoki
5. KING OF DDT 2020 Special 10-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Minoru Tanaka & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie, El Lindaman & Nobuhiro Shimatani
6. King Of DDT 2020 – Final: X Vs X

The King Of DDT is down to Tetsuya Endo, Kazusada Higuchi, Akito and T-Hawk. The winner headlines “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020” at Ota Ward Gymnasium in November. Endo has different connections with the rest of the final four. He feuded with Higuchi throughout the DDT TV SHOW series earlier this year. He was beaten in the 1st Round by Akito but was rescued from elimination by winning the Dramatic Chance Battle Royal. And his partnership with T-Hawk is the origin of the DAMNHEARTS business alliance. Akito wants revenge on T-Hawk after he lost to him at “JUDGEMENT 2019” in Sumo Hall last February.

BAKUHA KOSHIEN “STREET FIGHT CLUB”, 25/08/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Gake no Fuchi Joshi Vs Pocchari Joshi Full Face To Face Battle!: Miyako Matsumoto & Chris Brookes Vs Yuna Manase & Yumehito Imanari
2. Hage Torongezu Vs #STRONGHEARTS!: Jiro Kuroshio & Seigo Tachibana Vs T-Hawk & El Lindaman
3. STREET FIGHT CLUB Special Match ~Royal Traditions Match~: Jun Akiyama Vs Yukio Naya
4. Street Fight 6-Man Tag Match: Atsushi Onita, Yuko Miyamoto & Rocky Kawamura Vs Takashi Sugiura, NOSAWA Rongai & Kaz Hayashi

Atsushi Onita got the toughest competition to fight his crew in the main event. Sugiura-gun from NOAH are entering the STREET FIGHT CLUB! Onita and Takashi Sugiura had a little death match feud half a decade ago that never really went anywhere. Might as well rekindle it because 2020 is weird enough to make it happen. There is also the two unusual joshi offshoots Gake no Fuchi Joshi and Pocchari Joshi getting paired against each other.

BASARA “BASARA 131 ~BANQUET~”, 25/08/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) Vs Daiki Shimomura

In the main event of the last BASARA show, Daiki Shimomura pinned Fuminori Abe to win the 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match. That grants him a shot at the Union MAX Title. Abe quickly bounced back from that result two days later by winning the BJW Tag Team Titles with Takuya Nomura so he is now a double champion.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL RALLY RETURNS”, 29/08/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya
2. Tetsuya Endo Debut 8th Anniversary Match: Tetsuya Endo vs Ryuichi Sekine
3. Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Tsutomu Oosugi

The DAMNATION produce show that was meant to happen back in June is now happening at the end of August. Shuji Ishikawa comes back for the occasion.

DDT “TAISHO DRAMATIC ROMANTAN 2020”, 05/09/2020
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Taisho Ward Specialty! Jun To Ai Special Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Maku Donaruto Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dieno
2. Junretsu Vs ALL OUT!: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

Junretsu and ALL OUT are back to fighting each other. Jun Akiyama is only scheduled to wrestle on four DDT shows in September. This is the first date. He will also be on the two Korakuen Hall shows as well as an event in Nagoya.

Chris Brookes & Maku Donaruto now get the chance to be more friendly towards each other.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GRACE GROUP PRESENTS SNOW BLIND 2019” Results

December 8, 2019

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

1. The Third Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Katsumi Oribe defeated Shuhei Washida with the Katsumi Leg (8:02).
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match ~I Love And Hate Osaka~: Cherry & Itsuki Aoki defeated Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE when Cherry pinned HARUKAZE with the Spring Night Love (10:57).
3. Ganpro Vs Dotonbori Pro Wrestling: Keisuke Ishii defeated Yuto Kikuchi with the Double Arm Neck Lock (8:36).
4. UWF Kanto Student Pro Wrestling & SWS Gakusei Pro Wrestling Allied Forces Vs Shooto & Pancrase Allied Forces: Shuichiro Katsumura & Takaku Fuke defeated Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga when Katsumura submitted Tominaga with a Cross Armbreaker (13:51).
5. Poccha Libre Master Vs Mucha Libre Master: Kuuga defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Cougar Lock 2 (9:54).
6. Ganpro Vs Osaka The Strongest Tag: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Shigehiro Irie ended in a Double Countout (1:18).
6a. Rematch – Hardcore Tag Match: Magnitude Kishiwada & Shigehiro Irie defeated Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki when Irie pinned Ohka with the Beast Bomber (19:01).

It’s been around 21 months since Ganbare☆Wrestling was last in Osaka. Ken Ohka couldn’t wait any longer to get his hands on Magnitude Kishiwada when it was time for the main event. Both of them brawled around the ring from the bell and got counted out after a minute. Ohka demanded that the match restart under Hardcore rules with no countouts. Kishiwada quickly took advantage and busted Ohka’s forehead with a chairshot. Kouki Iwasaki tried to help Ohka but Kishiwada got rid of him while Shigehiro Irie focused on Ohka. Chairs were piled in the middle of the ring for Irie to give the Fire Thunder to Ohka on to. Ohka would fight back with the chairs and hit the Fire Spear but Kishiwada broke the pin. Ohka would get beaten down with the Last Ride from Kishiwada and a Diving Body Press from Irie but he kicked out. Irie finally put him away with the Beast Bomber.

After the match Kishiwada had some nasty words to say about Ganpro. This led to Iwasaki attacking him and another fight breaking out. Kishiwada called everyone his enemies, including Irie. More fights broke out between Kishiwada and Iwasaki. When Kishiwada finally left, Ohka said there is one strong man in Osaka and he will eventually catch up and overtake him!

Thankfully the rest of the Osaka scene are getting along with Ganpro. Yumehito Imanari appointed Kuuga as the head of the Kansai branch of Pocchari Joshi.


The Go Home Shows For Ultimate Party, 100 Plastic Cases Match, Nightshade In Ganpro, Electric Sponsor For Bakuha Koshien

October 25, 2019

DDT “TOKYO RAMEN SHOW 2019”, 25/10/2019
Tokyo Komazawa Olympic Park

1. Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya & Mizuki Watase

Unfortunately today’s matches at the Tokyo Ramen Show were cancelled due to stormy weather. The matches were scheduled for 4pm but the festival itself was closed to the public until 6pm.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 26/10/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Mina Shirakawa Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku & Raku Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & YUMI
3. Sakisama & Misao Vs Mirai Maiumi & Suzume
4. Yuna Manase Vs Pom Harajuku
5. Mizuki Vs Haruna Neko
6. Shoko Nakajima, Miyu Yamashita & Hikari Noa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe

This weekend is the entire go home series of shows for Sumo Hall from every brand involved. Tokyo Joshi Pro kicks it off on Saturday afternoon.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WORKING MAN 2019”, 26/10/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. If You Do It, Start Over! Shuhei Washida Trial Singles Match: Shuhei Washida Vs Shigehiro Irie
2. Iwasaki Family Vs Momota Family: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Chikara
3. Halloween Cosplay 3 Way Match: Moeka Haruhi Vs HARUKAZE Vs Cherry
4. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka Vs Takato Nakano
5. Special Tag Match Right Before Ryogoku – Indie Jr. Champions! Defended 11 Times In Total: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shuichiro Katsumura
6. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles ~ Hattoshite Good Alps Industry Vs Gakusei Pro Wrestlers: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) Vs Yumehito Imanari, Joji Otani & Shin Suzuki

Shinichiro Tominaga has gone down with the flu and cannot participate in the main event. Replacing him is Shin Suzuki, a friend of his who has a similar college club pro wrestling background.

A fight broke out between Ken Ohka and Takato Nakano at Wednesday’s press conference for Sumo Hall. When the participants for the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles match got together, Urano bragged that Nakano could beat Ohka easily. Ohka took offence and challenged Nakano to a match. When it was accepted the two began fighting until Urano kicked Ohka with a Low Blow.

DDT “PRE ULTIMATE PARTY 2019 ~ READY TO GO! ~RYOGOKU BIG EVE FESTIVAL!!~”, 27/10/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keigo Nakamura
1. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 10-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Asuka & Antonio Honda Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Cody Hall
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Hiroshi Yamato
4. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Hardcore 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito Vs FUMA Vs Daiki Shimomura
5. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jiro Kuroshio
6. Next KO-D Tag Team Titles Challenger Battle: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 6-Man Tag Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Ken Ohka & Shoko Nakajima Vs HARASHIMA, Isami Kodaka & Yuka Sakazaki

A packed Korakuen Hall show exactly one week before “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” If anyone on the card wants to make a final statement, it will be here.

DDT “RYOGOKU FURAGE MATSURI ~HOW TO ENJOY ULTIMATE PARTY 2019 100 TIMES~”, 02/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuki Aino & Suzume Vs Pom Harajuku & Mirai Maiumi
2. Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Shota & Keigo Nakamura
3. Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes Vs Makoto Oishi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

OK there is still the pre-show taking place the day before “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!”. There will be contract signings for the Double Title, Union MAX Title and Princess Of Princess Title matches as well as a public press conference for the Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita match.

The NEO Itoh Respect Army of Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes will team for the first time. Has Brookes learned the lyrics to “Setsunairo” yet?

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG GATHERING!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro 8-Woman Tag Match: Hikari Noa, YUMI, Mahiro Kiryu & Suzume Vs Raku, Pom Harajuku, Haruna Neko & Mirai Maiumi
0. Under Match – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs SAGAT Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Pokotan Vs Yoshihiko
0. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yukio Naya & Cody Hall Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
1. 100 Plastic Cases Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
2. Souken Holdings Presents Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
3. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
5. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
6. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
8. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi
9. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
10. BLACK OUT Presents KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

Both Sanshiro Takagi and Isami Kodaka demanded to make their match a 100 Plastic Cases match! They see it as the most fitting way for Kodaka and BASARA to declare their independence from DDT. The match is also confirmed to be the official opening match for the show because Takagi thinks the first match is the most important after the main event. The Gauntlet Tag is part of the pre-show.

DDT “IN THIS CASE SHINKIBA IS JUST RIGHT 2019”, 08/11/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

Around a decade ago, Makoto Oishi was in his prime as a Jr. Heavyweight and held the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title for over a year. He wants to relive his heyday and is challenging the winner of Keisuke Ishii Vs Fuminori Abe for the title a week after Sumo Hall.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR MAN 2019”, 09/11/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~The Second Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida~: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shuhei Washida
2 Ganjo Vs Mongolia & Britain Allies: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Miss Mongol & Nightshade
3. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Power Of Dream Vs Pancrase P’s Lab Yokohama~: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shunsuke Sayama
4. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Mr. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Mr. Showtime~: Ken Ohka Vs Shota

Nightshade will be doing a few Ganbare☆Wrestling shows while she is in Japan for her Tokyo Joshi tour.

Shigehiro Irie and Mitomi Masayuki will also be on the show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “EIGHT PILLARS DRAGON CASTLE 2019”, 16/11/2019
Aichi NGK Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

1. Pocchari Joshi World Tryout: Yumehito Imanari Vs Nightshade
2. Ganjo Tag Match: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Kaho Kobayashi & Konatsu
3. Special Tag Match That Is Obsessed With The Distant Night Sky: Shuichiro Katsumura & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Masked Mystery & Shota
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DEP All Out Battle! The Third Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Shuhei Washida Vs Takaya Shibayama
5. Monthly Young Communication November Issue ~The First Time In Nine Years~: Keisuke Ishii Vs Michio Kageyama
6. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs ~Barren Twitter’s Perfect Match~: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kengo Takai & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4

Nightshade’s size has caught the attention of Yumehito Imanari. Maybe Pocchari Joshi will get its first European representative.

BAKUHA KOSHIEN FEDERATION “ENE ONE PRESENTS BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2019”, 17/11/2019
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Bakuha Koshien Tournament – Round 1: Asuka Vs Yukio Naya
2. Bakuha Koshien Tournament – Round 1: FUMA Vs Yumehito Imanari
3. Bakuha Koshien Tournament Final – Current Blast 6-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Kenichiro Arai & Tournament Finalist Vs Sanshiro Takago, Shinya Aoki & Tournament Finalist

The four entries in the Bakuha Koshien tournament are now known. Asuka, Yukio Naya, FUMA and Yumehito Imanari have all thrown their names into the hat. Imanari remembers being a high school student when he first saw Atsushi Onita wrestle live. When he was about to take his exams he even contacted Onita for advice via e-mail and received a response. Imanari thanks both Onita and Takagi for making him a pro wrestler, one who will help build the new era of Current Blast death matches! Asuka has already done Hardcore and Death Match wrestling so she is looking forward to doing Current Blast matches. Naya says it has been half a year since he signed with DDT. He wants to break out of his shell and fight under his own will. FUMA was not around to give any comments.

The show is being sponsored by Ene One, an electric power company.


Video – The Pocchaminator

August 22, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “POCCHARI JOSHI PRO WRESTLING – P2 TRAINSPOCCHATTING”, 20/08/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
202 Fans – No Vacancy

Pocchaminator Manah Connor Chronicles: Manah Connor (Yuna Manase) Vs The Pocchaminator (P-800)