February 24, 2020

Tokyo Seijo Hall
125 Fans

1. Ganpro World Tryout: Shin Suzuki defeated E10 with the Besitanic (8:53).
2. Ganpro Specialty Special 3 Way Match ~HARUKAZE’s Close Call~: Kuishinbo Kamen & Kuishinbo Kamen (Shota) defeated HARUKAZE by Disqualification when HARUKAZE unmasked both Kamens (7:59).
3. Ganpro & GanJo Special Mixed Tag Match: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & Asuka when Katsumura submitted Tominaga with a Cross Armbreaker (12:29).
4. Ganpro Vs TTT Full Battle: Ken Ohka defeated Guts Ishijima with the Fire Spear (7:41).
5. Ganpro Vs Pro Wrestling BASARA Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki & Washi Sakurai defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Tetsuo Usui when Iwasaki submitted Usui with a Texas Cloverleaf (12:56).
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Yumehito Imanari by TKO with the Double Arm Neck Lock (22:48).
*V5 for Keisuke Ishii.

A never say die attitude from Yumehito Imanari led to him having the match of his life. After a hard fight for over 20 minutes, Keisuke Ishii gave Imanari the Tiger Driver. Imanari didn’t respond so the referee began a 10 count. Imanari was able to get back to his feet on time but he couldn’t defend himself against Ishii’s next attacks. When the Double Arm Neck Lock was applied, Imanari was motionless and the match was called. Ishii has achieved the 5th defence of his current Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title reign. He gave Imanari credit and called him a wonderful pro wrestler.

Kouki Iwasaki came out to challenge Ishii next. He said Ishii always wins and that has made Ganbare☆Wrestling really boring. They are usually a tag team but Iwasaki wants to win the title from Ishii and stand in the middle of the ring as a symbol of Ganpro’s strength! Ishii reached out for a handshake but found himself ducking a High Kick from Iwasaki! Iwasaki left the ring smiling.

Washi Sakurai and Ryuichi Sekine had to be pulled apart after Match #5. They kept trying to attack each other even after Iwasaki had submitted Tetsuo Usui.

The feud between Ganpro and what’s left of the Real GUTS Army can be put to rest. Ken Ohka defeated Guts Ishijima in a clean and decisive manner.

Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi are continuing to dress up in THE HALFEE costumes and perform a song for their entrance. Asuka hit a big Moonsault onto them out of the ring. But back in the ring Katsumura caught Shinichiro Tominaga in a Cross Armbreaker. Tominaga tried to fight out of it until Haruhi landed a Double Stomp on him. Katsumura then tightened the Armbreaker until Tominaga gave up.

Shota disguised himself as Kuishinbo Kamen by wearing a similar looking mask. However he also wore a grey tracksuit instead of a costume similar to Kamen’s. After a collision with the Daisuke Kiso, Shota unmasked the real Kamen and threw the mask to HARUKAZE. Shota acted like he was also unmasked, despite still wearing a mask. When Kiso got back up he saw HARUKAZE holding the mask and disqualified her, rewarding the match to both of her opponents. HARUKAZE sat down in a chair to protest the result but the two Kamens lifted the chair out of the room with her still sitting on it.

The visiting E10 was described as “Now on honeymoon” during his introduction. Unfortunately he lost his match to Shin Suzuki so let’s hope the wife wasn’t around to see that.

At the start of the show Asuka announced she will be regularly wrestling in Ganpro starting from today.

“Quiet” Weekend Ahead, Thunder Challenges Shoko, E10 & Royce Chambers

February 7, 2020

Aichi NGK Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

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

Quiet weekend. Only three shows. Yes that’s a quiet weekend now.

DDT “SUNDAY KASUKABIAN! 2020”, 09/02/2020
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi
4. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno Vs Cody Hall
6. Charisma Vs Gongitsune!: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda
7. Harashimao Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

Heading into this weekend Daisuke Sasaki currently holds the Right To Challenge At Saitama Super Arena Sword. The Right To Challenge Gauntlets are attached to Shinya Aoki (Blue), Naomi Yoshimura (Yellow), Akito (Green) and Cody Hall (Black).

BASARA “BASARA 121 ~OKEHAMA~”, 09/02/2020
Aichi Tsubohashi Sports Center

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano Vs Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yasu Urano Vs Masato Kamino & Tetsuo Usui
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
5. Fuminori Abe Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Fuminori Abe hasn’t been pinned since December. Ryota Nakatsu is coming off of a loss to Isami Kodaka. I’m thinking Abe is closing in on a Union MAX Title shot.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020”, 24/02/2020
Nagoya City East Sports Center

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
5. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
6. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Makoto Oishi Vs Kengo Takai, Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 & Hiroaki Ura
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Cody Hall

The Nagoya Army led by Kengo Takai has been decided. DDT has their defence force set in response.

Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Ganpro World Tryout: Shin Suzuki Vs E10
2. Ganpro Specialty Special 3 Way Match ~HARUKAZE’s Close Call~: Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs Kuishinbo Kamen
3. Ganpro & GanJo Special Mixed Tag Match: Shuichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi Vs Shinichiro Tominaga & Asuka
4. Ganpro Vs Pro Wrestling BASARA Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki & Washi Sakurai Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Tetsuo Usui
5. Ganpro Vs TTT Full Battle: Ken Ohka Vs Guts Ishijima
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Yumehito Imanari

For fuck sake Guts Ishijima, stick to one affiliation please! He formed TTT (Total Triumph Team) in December and the promotion held its first show on 25th January. That explains why the Real GUTS Army angle got a bit wonky for the last couple of shows with the enemy team constantly changing its name and intentions.

With THE HALFEE idea now put on the shelf, Shuichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi are going back to their regular ring names. However Shuhei Washida has taken to the name Washi Sakurai and wants to stick with it.

When Shota went on tour in Australia last year he wrestled for a promotion called Pro Wrestling Power in Cairns, Queensland. One of the locals who caught his attention goes by the name of E10. He is coming over to Japan later this month for a tryout in Ganbare☆Wrestling. E10 is 178cm tall, weighs 77kg and his signature moves are the Side Effect and the Frog Splash.

DDT “DRAMATIC SHINYURESE 2020”, 28/02/2020
Kanagawa Shinyuri Twenty One Hall

1. HARASHIMA & Makoto Oishi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Hiroshi Yamato
2. Shinyuri Specialty! Two Major Singles Match: MAO Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Shinyuri Specialty! Two Major Singles Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito

Two big singles matches are set for Kanagawa. If it happened today then Akito’s Right To Challenge Gauntlet is on the line. MAO might be the KO-D Openweight Champion by the time the show takes place.

DDT “DDT DOES NOT KNOW GUNMA YET 2020”, 29/02/2020
Gunma Yamada Green Dome Maebashi Sub Event Area

1. ALL OUT Vs Eruption!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
2. The First Leap Year Of Reiwa! Inevitable Laughter Once Every 4 Years Ultra Super Mechanko Special 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi
3. Akagi Mountain Is Also Tonight! Maebashi Specialty Special Single Match: Yutaka Yoshie Vs Yuki Iino

Big boys collide in Maebashi! Yutaka Yoshie made his first appearance in DDT last year in a comedy match involving a daruma and a kokeshi. This time it’s a more serious challenge in the form of Yuki Iino.

Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

A message was sent to the Tokyo Joshi Pro office by Thunder Rosa earlier today. She nominates Shoko Nakajima as the No. 1 Contender for the International Princess Title. The two previously faced each other for the Princess Of Princess Title back in May last year. Nakajima won the match and Rosa wants revenge. She thinks she has the upper hand because this time she is the champion and Nakajima is the challenger.

DDT “DRAMATIC RED READY! 2020”, 01/03/2020
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Chris Brookes Vs Maku Donaruto
2. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Match: Yuni Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

There’s another Australian heading over to Japan soon, this one for DDT. Melbourne high flyer Royce Chambers will be in DDT from 1st to 20th March. His acrobatic moves and matches from Melbourne Championship Wrestling have been getting attention online and impressed the likes of Konosuke Takeshita. DDT is bringing in Chambers on Takeshita’s recommendation. Chambers is 180cm tall, weighs 86kg and has only been wrestling for two years.

Yuni closes out the childhood portion of his wrestling life by facing his career rival Kazuki Hirata.

Thanks for sticking with DDT, Brookes. Here’s Maku Donaruto for you.


December 22, 2019

Tokyo Art Center White Studio
176 Fans

1. Ganpro Vs Real GUTS Army ~The Fourth Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida~: Guts Ishijima defeated Shuhei Washida with the Ghostbuster (6:10).
2. Ganpro Special Mixed Match ~A Beautiful Man, Beautiful Women And A Pervert~: Hagane Shinno & Moeka Haruhi defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE when Shinno submitted HARUKAZE with the Ultimate Manjigatame (11:29).
3. The Third Emergency Battle! Show Me What You Mean!: Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shin Suzuki & Shigeyuki Kawahara when Katsumura pinned Suzuki with the Bena-Driller (13:48).
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol defeated Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) when Imanari pinned Shota with the Koshi Clutch (14:40).
*Hattoshite Good Alps Industry fails in V3. GPW becomes the 22nd GWC 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Delayed Young Drama Cup Final: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (20:28).
*V4 for Keisuke Ishii.

This was not your regular Kazuki Hirata appearance. When he entered for the main event his usual “TOKYO GO!” song switched over to Hirata’s first entry song “Katare! Namida!” by SEX MACHINEGUN. There was no dancing or comedy, Hirata was here to win the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title from Keisuke Ishii! Hirata hit the GO! GO! Splash for a nearfall but couldn’t go through with the Egoist Driver when he needed to. Ishii slipped out of the move and hit a Tiger Suplex to turn the tide against his opponent. The High Angle Double Arm DDT ended up finishing Hirata and giving Ishii another title defence. After the match Ishii said his goal is to defend the title 17 times so he can break the championship record for most defences. This is only his fourth one so he couldn’t lost to Hirata today. Hirata accepted total defeat and encouraged Ishii to reach his goal. The show ended with all of Ganbare☆Wrestling gathering together in the ring. A tearful Ken Ohka spoke about how wonderful the group became this year. But it won’t be enough until Ganpro makes it to Korakuen Hall, Sumo Hall and even the Tokyo Dome! In 2020 Ganpro will become a major pro wrestling company!

Okay so I didn’t know this but the current Real GUTS Army team have actually been called Hattoshite Good Alps Industry because Guts Ishijima was no longer involved. The Hattoshite name is based off of a Toshihiko Tahara song. It probably doesn’t matter anymore because Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol beat them to win back the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles. It was the result of a months long plan by Imanari to discover Kenichiro Arai’s weakness. Whenever they locked up, Imanari would make a strange noise that would make Arai run away with fear. He regained some control when Masked Mystery distracted the referee so he could remove a turnbuckle pad. Shota swung the pad but Imanari ducked and Arai took the hit. Ohka & Mongol held the others back while Imanari pinned Shota with his version of the Gedo Clutch, causing the title change. Ohka wants to claim the belts as a Ganpro championship from now on. All they have to do is pretend the “GW” in GWC stands for Ganbare☆Wrestling instead of Guts World. Mongol revealed in a backstage interview that her daughter is currently sick in hospital. When Mongol visits her later in the day she will cheer her up by telling her the good news about her mother winning a championship.


September 14, 2019

113 Fans

1. Ryotaro Watanabe’s Most Challenging Battle: Naoshi Sano defeated Ryotaro Watanabe with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (8:04).
2. Ganjo Vs 2AW Out Battle: Bambi & Ayame Sasamura defeated Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE when Bambi pinned HARUKAZE with a Lariat (9:53).
3. Shinichiro Tominaga Return Match ~Old & New Ganpro Human Intersection~: Keisuke Ishii & Shuhei Washida defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & Kouki Iwasaki when Ishii pinned Tominaga with the Double Arm Clutch Driver (14:12).
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Show Me The Meaning & Pride Of Ganbare☆Wrestling: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) defeated Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol when Mystery pinned Imanari with the Choke Slam (13:29).
*V1 for Real GUTS Army.
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – 4 Years Of Memories In Oji: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) defeated Mitomi Masayuki with a Key Lock (20:15).
*V5 for Shuichiro Katsumura.

With five defences after today, Shuichiro Katsumura is ready to go into Sumo Hall this November as the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion. He said that ever since he won the title from Keisuke Ishii, he has been defending the title as a representative of Ganbare☆Wrestling. At Sumo Hall he will show everyone the strength of Ganpro! However Ishii came out and challenged Katsumura to a title match, thinking he should be the Ganpro wrestler holding the belt going into Sumo Hall. Their title match will happen on 28th September.

The GPW trio failed to win back the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles from Real GUTS Army. A frustrated Ken Ohka complained about the champions cheating during the match but Yumehito Imanari was eager to continue wrestling. He told Kenichiro Arai that he is persistent and wants a singles match against him on 28th September. Arai agreed. He has faced many kinds of wrestlers but Imanari is a new type he has discovered. DDT always ignored Arai but somehow Arai has become addicted to wrestling inside a DDT related ring.

14 months after his last match in Ganpro, Shinichiro Tominaga returned from his long absence. He put up a good fight against Ishii but his Jumping Knee Kick was blocked. Ishii stunned him with three Baseball Chops and got the win with a Double Arm Clutch Driver. Tominaga said it was his second match against Ishii, the first one happened around eight years ago. He said next time he will win! But first he’ll focus on getting stronger.

Ryotaro Watanabe is calling Naoshi Sano his “final” opponent. He doesn’t mean his last opponent, Sano is supposed to be his most challenging one. So he’s more like Watanabe’s final boss.

At the beginning of the show Mitomi Masayuki held a Q&A session with the Ganpro fan club. He claims to have gotten huge investments for his new P.P.P. Tokyo promotion.

Ohka would have loved to be part of “BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2019” in Tsurumi on 17th November but he is already booked for a show happening in his hometown of Toyama that day. It was his high school dream to participate in a Koshien tournament.

Naya Injured, Suzume Debut, 2nd Gen Princess Title Belt, Katsumura’s Ryogoku Goal

August 14, 2019

DDT “IT IS DRAMATIC YEAH 2019”, 18/08/2019
Aichi Nagoya City Kashiwajima Sports Center

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Mizuki Watase
3. Biwajima Specialty! Kishimen, Hitabushi, Doteni, Miso 4 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yuki Ueno
4. Shunma Katsumata Marunage Match – Toy Block Hardcore Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Antonio Honda & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
6. Nagoya Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Kazusada Higuchi

Yukio Naya suffered a left knee injury at Monday’s show in Hakata. He will miss this weekend’s show in Nagoya. Tomomitsu Matsunaga takes his spot.

Saitama Tokorozawa Air Park Town Shopping Street

1. Falls Count Anywhere Tag Team Match: Ken Ohka & Shuhei Washida Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shota

There is already a Ganbare☆Wrestling show taking place in Saitama on this day. A few of the wrestlers decided to add an outdoor Falls Count Anywhere Match in the evening.

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Himawari Unagi & Pom Harajuku Vs YUMI & Mahiro Kiryu
2. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifukue & Mina Shirakawa Vs Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Raku
3. Yuki Aino Vs Hikari Noa
4. Suzume Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima & Riho Vs Mirai Maiumi & Suzume
5. Special Single Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Su Yung
6. Special Single Match: Maki Itoh Vs Mizuki
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe
8. International Princess Title – 1st Champion Decision Battle: Natsumi Maki Vs Gisele Shaw

The trainee Izumi is now Suzume! The debuting wrestler was born in Ibaraki on 27th November, 1998. She is 152cm tall and her blood type is A. Suzume became a fan of Tokyo Joshi Pro when one of her friends invited her along to see a show. She moved to Tokyo to join the company and has been training for around 7 months. There’s no mention of any athletic background in her profile but she put illustrations down as her special skill. So at least we know she’ll become a wrestler who can draw (oh come on you knew I would make that joke).

The team of Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe are now called Momoiro Sparkling.

Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Himawari Unagi & YUMI Vs Pom Harajuku & Mahiro Kiryu
2. Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe Vs Gisele Shaw & Yuki Kamifuku
3. Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Raku Vs Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
4. Mirai Maiumi Vs Suzume
5. Maki Itoh Vs Su Yung
6. Sakisama, Misao & Martha (w/ Yukio Saint Laurent) Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi & Antonio Honda
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Mizuki

The original Princess Of Princess Title belt is being replaced with a redesigned “2nd Generation” belt. The current champion Shoko Nakajima will continue to use the 1st Gen belt until the 1st September. On that day the new belt will be given to the winner and champion after the title match main event. The original belt had been used since the championship’s debut back in January 2016. The new belt is currently being made overseas so all we have to look at for the moment is the concept design above.


1. Shinichiro Tominaga Return Match: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs X
2. Ryotaro Watanabe’s Most Challenging Battle: Naoshi Sano Vs Ryotaro Watanabe
3. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Show Me The Meaning & Pride Of Ganbare☆Wrestling: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – 4 Years Of Memories In Oji: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Mitomi Masayuki

Four defences into his reign, Shuichiro Katsumura has made his goal clear as the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion. He wants to defend the belt at Sumo Hall this November at DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!”

The GPW trio get a chance to win back the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles from Real GUTS Army.

An ACL injury will have kept Shinichiro Tominaga out of Ganpro for over a year by the time his return match happens.


August 11, 2019

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
119 Fans

1. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Shuhei Washida defeated Ryotaro Watanabe with a Crab Hold (6:59).
2. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Cherry defeated HARUKAZE with a School Boy (8:13).
3. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Keisuke Ishii defeated Chikara with the Double Arm Neck Lock (8:49).
4. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat – Iwasaki Vs BJW All Out Match Second Round: Ryuichi Kawakami defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Hurricane Driver (13:50).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) defeated Takeshi Okada with the Kurosawa Special (9:55).
*V4 for Shuichiro Katsumura.
6. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota defeated Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) when Arai pinned Imanari with a Cradle (15:15).
*GPW fails in V1. Real GUTS Army becomes the 21st GWC 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

The bad times keep on coming for Ganbare☆Wrestling in their feud with Real GUTS Army. After yesterday’s clean sweep in singles matches, today saw the GUTS Army win the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles. A blind tag was the key to victory. Kenichiro Arai made contact with Shota before Shota was hit with the Chubby Knee Kick. Yumehito Imanari was confused when his pin on Shota wasn’t being counted. Arai then jumped in and Cradled Imanari for the three count.

Arai introduced himself to the audience after the match. He explained he’s been wrestling on the independent scene for almost a decade now but the DDT System never booked him until today. He thinks the DDT System is afraid of him! His comments provoked Ken Ohka into challenging him to a match on 14th September. Ohka also saw Guts Ishijima in the room and told him they can have a match too whenever Ishijima’s injury goes away.

Shuichiro Katsumura’s next challenger for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title is Mitomi Masayuki on 14/9. Katsumura’s goal as champion is to hold onto the belt long enough to defend it at “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” in Sumo Hall this November.

Kouki Iwasaki ends his Big Japan challenge with a 1-1 record. He kicked away Ryuichi Kawakami’s offer of a handshake after their match.

Both HARUKAZE and Cherry were dressed in summer clothing for their match. HARUKAZE wore a yukata while Cherry wrestled in a swimsuit. Cherry was armed with a floating ring and didn’t hesitate to use it.

Shinichiro Tominaga appeared for the first time in a long time. He is currently recovering from a an ACL injury. He announced his return to the ring is on track to happen in September.


August 10, 2019

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
152 Fans

1. East Japan Vs West Japan Full War!: Takeshi Okada & Ryutaro Watanabe defeated Keisuke Ishii & Shuhei Washida when Okada submitted Washida with a Chickenwing Armlock (7:20).
2. Iwasaki Vs BJW All Out Match First Round: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Akira Hyodo with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (7:53).
3. Ganpro Army Vs Real GUTS Army: Masked Mystery defeated Ken Ohka with the Mystery Magic (4:08).
4. Ganpro Army Vs Real GUTS Army: Shota defeated Miss Mongol by Disqualification when Ken Ohka interfered (6:54).
5. Ganpro Army Vs Real GUTS Army: Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeated Yumehito Imanari with a Lariat (12:18).
6. Jinjiryu! Ganjo Vs Actwres girl’Z All Round Fight Round 3: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE defeated Miyuki Takase & Ayumi Hayashi when HARUKAZE submitted Hayashi with the Haru Ichiban (11:18).
7. A Phantom Dream! Single Match Of Fate!: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Minoru Fujita ended in a Time Limit Draw (30:00).

To show how much today’s main event meant to Minoru Fujita, he wore his old gear going back to when he was a regular in Ganbare☆Wrestling. He used chairs to his advantage early on. The match also meant a lot to Shuichiro Katsumura and his relationship with Ganpro. As the match entered its final minutes, Katsumura started using the finishing moves of other Ganpro wrestlers like the Chubby Knee Kick, the Double Arm DDT, the Sharpshooter, the Fisherman Suplex and the Fire Spear. In the final minute Fujita defended himself to prevent Katsumura from locking in a Torso Sleeper Hold. He was about to get trapped in a Cross Armbreaker when the time expired and the bell rang.

After the match Fujita announced he is graduating from Ganpro. He regrets not asking for today’s match to be for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. He also joked that since he is with BASARA he won’t lose to Ganpro. To him, Katsumura is no longer his rival. He is his friend and the next time they wrestle it will be even better. Katsumura told him that Ganpro will always wait for their graduates to come back. There were a few times during this conversation when Yumehito Imanari cut in to sing a graduation song for Fujita.

The Real GUTS Army completely ran through Ganpro in their three match series. Masked Mystery ambushed Ken Ohka during his ring introduction and snuck away with the victory thanks to his Mystery Magic cradle. In the second match Mystery returned to help Shota beat up Miss Mongol. Ohka came to the rescue and got rid of Mystery. Shota then struck Ohka with a foreign object. Ohka recovered to put Shota in a Figure 4 Leg Lock but the referee was there to see it, leading to Mongol getting disqualified.

Before the third match began a brawl took place between the two sides. When it calmed down the newest member of Real GUTS Army appeared. It was Tetsuhiro Kuroda! He defeated Yumehito Imanari but at least this match was fought fair and square with respect shown from both wrestlers. In fact when the match was over Imanari wouldn’t stop talking about how much of a Kuroda fan he is. He loved all his matches in FMW, thought it was cool when he joined ZEN and even liked his work in HUSTLE. Kuroda apologised to the GUTS Army and sent them off because he has no reason to feud with Ganpro. Imanari then asked if he could get permission to use the Tetsu-chan Cutter and call his version the Yume-chan Cutter. He can use it to beat GUTS Army tomorrow. Kuroda gave him his blessing.

The show began with Ganbare☆The☆Shooter entering the ring. He unmasked himself to reveal it was Katsumura all along.