This Weekend’s Cards, Mashimo On Trial, Rocky’s Departure, DDT Vs Osaka

June 9, 2017

Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii
2. Gay! Sumo Wrestling Idol! Enchanted Tag Match: Danshoku Dino & Toru Owashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
4. Lassera! Aomori Specialty Nebu Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki
5. Anton Trials 1st Battle!: Mad Paulie (140kg) Vs Antonio Honda (100kg)
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Mike Bailey, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase

Mike Bailey, Makoto Oishi and Naomi Yoshimura hold the three remaining Right To Challenge contracts.

Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase
3. Anton Trials 2nd Battle!: Toru Owashi (110kg) Vs Antonio Honda (100kg)
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao

Bailey has already decided he will cash in his title shot on 2nd July. Yoshimura is plotting on how to cause Konosuke Takeshita the most grief when he cashes in. Oishi is the current wild card of the three since he hasn’t given any hints as to when he wants his title match.

Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tsutomu Oosugi, Best Stretchman V3 & Masaya Takahashi Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Kengo Mashimo
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (4) Vs Yusuke Kubo (4)
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (6) Vs Takato Nakano (0)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (6) Vs FUMA (6)
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka (4) Vs SAGAT (0)

Hercules Senga is taking Kengo Mashimo to court. We’ll find out why Mashimo is being put on trial at the show.


1. New And Old Masked Women Showdown!: HARUKAZE Vs Bambi
2. Dai Suzuki Ganbare☆Big Match: Dai Suzuki Vs Chikara
3. Wrestling Experiment Group GUYZ Vs Canadian Wrestling: Shinichiro Wakita Vs Danny Duggan
4. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die! Ganbare The Army Appears!: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter Vs GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs New York Head Hunters: Ken Ohka, Yukihiro Abe & Yumehito Imanari Vs KENSO, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Hollywood GOTA

I predict Ganbare The Army is going to gain more members as the months go by.

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito
2. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie
3. Rocky’s Departure! Special 6-Man Tag Match “Friendship Of The Fire”: Rocky Kawamura, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi, Hirata Collection A.T. & Soma Takao
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. King Of DDT 2017 – Final: X Vs X

Later this month Rocky Kawamura, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda will form a team called the Rockies. Kawamura nowadays does a Rocky gimmick, Akai’s father was nicknamed “The Rocky Of Naniwa” during his boxing days and Honda really likes the Rocky movies. Sayaka Obihiro is helping to train them and promises they will turn Korakuen Hall into Philadelphia Hall on the day. When asked to pick their favourite movie in the series, Kawamura said Rocky V. Akai admitted Creed is the only one she’s seen.

Tochigi Sogo Bunka Center Sub Hall

1. Ganpuro Three Big Single Match ~ Philosopher Of The Fat Vs Philosopher Of The Ring: Yumehito Imanari Vs Yasu Urano
2. Ganbare☆Joshi Vs Actwres girl’Z: HARUKAZE Vs Saori Anou
3. Ganpuro Three Big Single Match ~ Forgotten K Again: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Ganbare The Army Vs New York Head Hunters: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter Vs KENSO & Hollywood GOTA
5. Ganpuro Three Big Single Match ~ Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Naoshi Sano
6. Dai Suzuki Local Triumphant Match: Dai Suzuki & Rekka Vs Shiro Koshinaka & GENTARO

The New York Head Hunters are spreading out to find more opponents. They’re not just interested in fighting the usual Ken Ohka led teams all the time.

Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Shuten-dōji Vs DNA OSAKA: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
2. You Come From Far Away, So Not Have Fun – Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Antonio Honda
3. Craftsman – Special Single Match: Masahiro Takanashi Vs HUB
4. Osaka Wrestling School Vs Kishiwada Gurentai – Challenge to Yukinobu ~ Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie Vs “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo

Magnitude Kishiwada will be wrestling as “Big Boss” MA-G-MA for the first time in 12 years. Buffalo will be Black Buffalo for the first time in 3 years.



March 23, 2017

Shin-Kiba 1st RING
300 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Best Stretchman V3 Debut Match: Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Kazuhiro Tamura & Hiroshi Kondo when Stretchman pinned Kondo with the Best Stretch Bomber (6:02).
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuu & Miyu Yamashita defeated Akane Miura & Maho Kurone when Yamashita pinned Kurone with the Attitude Adjustment (10:04).
3. Obi-chan Close Call ~Final Chapter~ 5 Way Match: Joey Ryan defeated Sayaka Obihiro, Cherry, Yusuke Kubo and Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Ryan pinned Cherry with the Super Kick (9:10).
4. Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & SAGAT when Nakatsu submitted Hiroshi with the Cross Armbreaker (9:20).
5. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi defeated FUMA (c) with the Perfect Five (13:53).
*FUMA fails in V2. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi becomes the 8th Union MAX Champion!
6. DDT Foods Strongest Store Decision Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Match: Isami Kodaka & Akito defeated KUDO & Gota Ihashi and Soma Takao & Makoto Oishi when Kodaka pinned Ihashi with the Diving Double Knee Drop from the south stage (11:58).

Today’s show was the last call for Tavern Wrestling before BASARA takes over the format for their own events in Shin-Kiba 1st RING later this year. The ring announcer Rikiya Shindo kicked off the show by asking if everybody was already drunk, then he held a toast for the final Tavern Wrestling show.

A wild 3 Way Tag Match fought under Falls Count Anywhere Rules main evented the show. Isami Kodaka took a page out of his recent team mate Keiji Muto’s playbook and hit a Shining Wizard to Gota Ihashi. Meanwhile KUDO laid out Makoto Oishi, Soma Takao and Akito on separate rows of the southern bleachers. Kodaka knocked KUDO off and stepped on each of the wrestlers as he climbed up to the top. From there he jumped over all of them to hit the Diving Double Knee Drop on Ihashi for the victory. Kodaka promised after the match that the BASARA shows under this format will be even more crazy.

The Union MAX Title now belongs to the Trans-Am group! FUMA’s title reign was cut down thanks to Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi. The challenger did well to block and avoid the Jawbreaker kick throughout the closing minutes. His Lariats were the difference maker and FUMA was too dazed by them to do anything. That made it easy for Ryuichi to pick him up and drop him down with the Perfect Five. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi declared that “The Champ Is Here!” as the crowd chanted “USA!” But Ryuichi Sekine then appeared to challenge the new champion. Ryuichi is strong but Nakatsu thinks he is stronger. He was only a trainee when Union Pro closed down but he strongly wants to win the title. Ryuichi called Nakatsu a young boy and accepted the challenge. Nakatsu picked the date and location, Korakuen Hall on 29th April!

Alliances were quickly formed and broken during the 5 Way Match. Wrestlers kept pairing up with each other to double team the opposition then a betrayal would happen so someone could pick a “new friend” to help them. In an awkward moment Joey Ryan ended up grabbing Sayaka Obihiro’s chest then commented on how flat she is. Obihiro froze with shock and was out of it for the rest of the match. Ryan later pinned Cherry while Yusuke Kubo tried to comfort Obihiro outside the ring.

Daichi Kazato is now the Best Stretchman V3. He wrestled in a loud orange and blue superhero bodysuit and used a lot of stretching submission moves on his opponents. With a triumphant debut, Stretchman is now looking forward to creating a stir in BASARA and protecting the world from evil.


March 4, 2017

119 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Love Call Wrestling: Yukihiro Abe defeated Chikara with a Minoru Fujita Style Cradle (8:09).
2. Osaka Vs Hokkaido Ganbare☆Wrestling International Match: Sayaka Obihiro defeated Atsushi Maruyama with a Backslide Pin (12:42).
3. G-COSMOS 2017 in Prince Special Double Bout: Takafumi Ito & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari when Tsurumaki submitted Imanari with the Back Facelock (13:25).
4. Flames, Heart, Repeatedly: Mitomi Masayuki defeated Shibata with the Salty Splash (8:42).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Kenso Ohka & Osamu Namiguchi when Ohka pinned Namaguchi with the Spear Of Fire (16:17).

Alliances old and new were formed throughout today’s show because the World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament is taking place in April. Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling were defeated in the main event and Kenso Ohka placed the blame on Osamu Namiguchi. Kenso dropped a surprise and said he’ll be teaming with someone else in the tournament. He’ll be teaming with KAZMA SAKAMOTO! After Kenso left, Ken Ohka asked Shinichiro Tominaga to be enter the tournament with him. Tominaga politely declined because he already asked Hi69 to team with him. When the show was over Ohka went searching for a tag partner. Atsushi Maruyama agreed at first but then remembered he is already booked elsewhere. Both Takafumi Ito and Shuichiro Katsumura asked to team with Ohka but he couldn’t choose between them. So Ito and Katsumura decided to team together instead. Finally Ohka got a Facetime call from Ai Shimizu. She is currently in Toyama, Ohka’s hometown. Shimizu is training to become stronger and went to Toyama to learn Ohka’s secrets. To prove it she told Ohka she was on the call with his dad! When the call ended Ohka accepted that he wouldn’t find a tag partner today.

The atmosphere for Mitomi Masayuki Vs Shibata was tense as there was still some uneasiness in their friendship. Masayuki wanted to bury the hatchet but Shibata kept rejecting him. It wasn’t until the match ended that Shibata saw the light and agreed to reform Enjo-gun with Masayuki.

Yumehito Imanari was in a good mood because he just purchased a guide to Catch-As-Catch-Can wrestling written by Billy Robinson. Imanari studied the book and predicted he would win his match with the Double Arm Suplex. Whatever he studied didn’t stick because he had to flick through the book again before the bell rang. His attempts to do the Double Arm Suplex failed. Ito countered the move into a Manjigatame then Tsurumaki tapped him out with the Back Facelock. Ito and Katsumura got into a brawl after the match. Ito challenged Katsumura to a singles match then admitted he was getting bored with their current situation.

Sayaka Obihiro began her match with Maruyama by warning him that she’s been taking Shorinji Kempo lessons. He didn’t take her seriously. In fact, Marutama told Obuhiro he’s been studying her matches in preparation and listed all of her signature moves as proof. He challenged her to perform those moves and then pin him so he could kick out of them. He succeeded in kicking out of all of them but an unexpected collision ended with Obihiro falling on top of him and getting the three count. Afterwards Obihiro said she is from Hokkaido, Maruyama is from Osaka and Ohka is from Toyama. She now wants to wrestle opponents from all the other prefectures in Japan.

Ohka approached Yukihiro Abe after the opening match and asked him if he had a partner in mind for the Tag League. Suddenly Keisuke Ishii appeared and did a Double Dropkick with Abe to Ohka. Ishii thinks he himself is a good choice for Abe to team with. Ishii wants to enter a tag league because it reminds him of his favourite AJPW Real World Tag League match, Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama Vs Stan Hansen & Akira Taue from 1999. Now Ishii & Abe are thinking of a team name. They will either be Return Of Young Drama or Memory Of Young Drama.

Another team was formed during the show. Nobuhiro Tsurumaki wants to team with Chikara. The two fought each other before when Tsurumaki under the mask as Mars Spector. Chikara earned his respect during those matches.


August 1, 2016


165 Fans – Super No Vacancy Fulle House

1. USA! USA! USA!: Shota defeated American Balloon with a Sunset Flip (6:40).
2. Stop It A Veteran Of The Mystery!: Mars Spector defeated Mitomi Masayuki & Rainbow Kawamura when Spector submitted Masayuki with an Achiiles Tendon Hold and Kawamura with a Guillotine Choke at the same time (6:28).
3. Transformation And Goddesses, Encounter Gatomubu!: Yukihiro Abe & Sayaka Obihiro defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & Ai Shimizu when Abe pinned Tominaga with the Abe☆Jienotsu☆Clutch (12:17).
4. Wrestling & Martial Arts DX: Takafumi Ito & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Chikara & Yumehito Imanari when Katsumura submitted Imanari with the Ninja Choke (15:59).
5. Is He A True Friend?: Ken Ohka defeated Minoru Fujita with the Spear Of Flame (21:34).

The grudge between Ken Ohka and Minoru Fujita in Ganbare☆Wrestling has been surrounding them for over a year. Alliances, betrayals and a lot of spilt blood had come between the two. When Tomodachi-gun collapses Fujita claimed he turned over a new leaf. Again. He and Ohka faced off one more time to settle their issues and neither of them held back. Fujita was busted open early on when Ohka hit him with a chair during a ringside brawl. Fujita retaliated by targeting Ohka’s foot and bashing it against the ring post. He countered the Spear Of Flame into a Cradle for a nearfall but Ohka hit the move on his second attempt. Fujita locked in a Triangle Choke but Ohka reached the ropes and then hit a Dragon Suplex. Ohka hit the Spear Of Flame again and that got him the three count.

Despite all the bad blood between the two, Ohka just wanted Fujita to be his friend again. Fujita said his plan to take over Ganpuro took the over a year to execute and all came down to this match. And it ended in failure. Fujita admitted defeat and admitted he lost to the pro wrestler, Ken Ohka. Fujita was about to leave until he remembered something. Both Hi69 and Madoka left him high and dry last month. He knows they are still enemies of Ganpuro. Ohka offered Fujita to continue wrestling in Ganpuro and this time he can do it as his friend. Ohka also wants Fujita to wrestle at Ganpuro’s Korakuen Hall debut in October. Fujita gave a wry smile and walked away. He then stopped himself and accepted the offer. He was going to go there as the “ace” anyway.

Takafumi Ito & Shuichiro Katsumura didn’t get along during their tag match with Power Of Dreams. When one was in the ring wrestling the other would yell instructions and criticisms at the wrestling holds. Katsumura got the submission win but when he tried to shake Ito’s hand after the match, Ito grabbed his arm and put him in an Armlock.

Yukihiro Abe is back in Ganpuro’s good graces after he left Tomodachi-gun. Although he lost to Fujita last week he was back to winning ways here with Sayaka Obihiro. Ohka watched them team together and afterwards told Obihiro she passed the test to prove she is a suitable replacement in Ganpuro for Emi Sakura. In Ohka’s eyes Obihiro and Sakura are equals. Obihiro then told Ohka that Sakura will indeed come to Ganpuro soon. If this place is good enough for Obihiro then it’s good enough for Sakura too.


July 6, 2016


Shin-Kiba 1st RING
356 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Special Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Makoto Oishi with the Perfect Plex (8:40).
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Yuu defeated Miyu Yamashita & Azusa Takigawa when Sakazaki pinned Takigawa with the Magical Girl Splash (9:56).
3. Obi-chan Close Call! 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda defeated Shunma Katsumata and Sayaka Obihiro when Honda pinned Katsumata with a Leg Roll Clutch (12:23).
4. New Beijing Vs Cavalry Special Tag Match: Somigaku & Yasuura No (w/ Cao Zhang) defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Somigaku pinned Makatsu with the Shin Somato (10:53).
5. Drop Kick Vs Ebisuko Tavern Entire Surface Of Strife Extra Chapter!: Isami Kodaka & Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Endo pinned Iwasaki with the Sky Twister Press (16:53).

The main event included a No Touch rule allowing wrestlers to tag in without making physical contact with their tag partners. Isami Kodaka used hits to his advantage when he ducked a Clothesline from Kouki Iwasaki and then immediately dove out of the ring onto Kazusada Higuchi. Tetsuya Endo then attacked Iwasaki and finished him with the Sky Twister Press. Endo celebrated a successful defence of his Right To Challenge contract with some drinks.

The 3 Way Match began with Shunma Katsumata and Sayaka Obihiro testing each other’s strength with Hand Sumo. Antonio Honda couldn’t participate and began to cry over being left out. Katsumata and Obihiro grabbed each of Honda’s hands so he could be included then both him in the chest. Honda shrugged off the blows and pointed at both of them shouting “You!” He then attacked his opponents with Southern style Jabs. The three traded pinning combinations until Honda got the three count over Katsumata. Obihiro described her first appearance for Tavern Wrestling as a frenzy and a good experience.

Kakimoto Into The Fight, SUSHI Does Hard Hit, HARASHIMA Vs Dino New York Rules

February 17, 2014


DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2014”, 23/02/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Yasu Urano (c) Vs Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Guanchulo Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs DJ Nira Vs Saki Akai Vs Emi Sakura Vs Daichi Kakimoto
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & MIKAMI Vs Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango
3. Konosuke Takeshita 3-Match Trial Series – 1st Leg: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
4. Do Or Die!? Negligence Match: KUDO Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Match: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Aja Kong (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Toma Sakao
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles Match: Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega (c) Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
7. KO-D Openweight Title Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Masa Takanashi

Daichi Kakimoto has been added to the Battle Royal for his first wrestling appearance since the “BUDOKAN PETER PAN” show back in 2012. Kakimoto will be leaving his job as the Drop Kick bar manager this month.

HARD HIT “~BATTLE FRIDAY~”, 28/02/2014
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 2nd Grappling Tournament – First Round: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Kenta Hattori
2. 2nd Grappling Tournament – First Round: Atsushi Aoki Vs Koji Iwamoto
3. 2nd Grappling Tournament – Final: Winner of Match #1 Vs Winner of Match #2
4. Mitsuyoshi Nakai Vs Kotaru Naso
5. Poai Suganuma Vs Ryuichi Sekine
6. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs SUSHI
7. Hikaru Sato Vs Hayato Mashita
8. HARASHIMA Vs Takafumi Ito
9. Masaaki Mochizuki Vs Hiroshi Kobayashi

Well this is unexpected. SUSHI from All Japan will make his Hard Hit debut against Yukio Sakaguchi.

Hiroshima Industrial Hall West Exhibition Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title – New York Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Danshoku Dino

Much like the KO-D Openweight Division, there has not been a strong contender for the DDT Extreme Title lately. Danshoku Dino stepped up and challenged HARASHIMA for a title shot in his home prefecture of Hiroshima. Dino wants the match to be under New York Rules, an idea he got when he wrestled MEN’S Teioh back in 2007. Under New York Rules you must kiss your opponent while pinning him to win. HARASHIMA accepted the rules and said he will go through special training for the match. He will go into the woods to search for a hibernating bear to kiss. He will then build a snowman and use that for more intense kissing training. When he watched Dino wrestle MEN’S Teioh all those years ago, he felt a chill down his spine. But he knows he cannot back down now and will train hard to beat Dino.


During the announcement of the match, a courier approached Amon Tsurumi claiming to have a package he needed to sign for. But just when Tsurumi was about to sign it, HARASHIMA noticed something was wrong and took the piece of paper from him. The paper turned out to be a contract for the HARASHIMA Vs Masa Takanashi KO-D Openweight Title match on 23rd February. According to the contract, the match would be fought under handicap rules with HARASHIMA needing to pin Takanashi for five seconds to win while Takanashi would only need to pin HARASHIMA for one second. Tsurumi caught the courier and she was revealed to be Sayaka Obihiro!

Takanashi entered the room to rescue his friend while Tsurumi yelled at him for trying to trick him into signing another contract. But Takanashi had a backup plan, he had the key for DDT’s ring truck! Tsurumi began to panic and asked if Takanashi was going to sell off the truck, the ring, the sound system or even the chairs. Takanashi said he was found something more important than any of those things, the championship belts! He was going to steal the belts and become champion without having to fight anybody. Takanashi began taunting Tsurumi until HARASHIMA simply grabbed the keys and gave them back to Daisuke Kiso, who explained they were stolen from him while he was stuck in Yokohama yesterday. Their plan foiled, Takanashi and Obihiro needed a distraction so Obihiro bit her tongue and Takanashi yelled for an ambulance as they fled.