DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #19” Results

October 2, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #19”, 02/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
129 Fans

0. NO TV Match I – “Mr. No TV” Makoto Oishi Appears In His 5th NO TV Match!: Makoto Oishi defeated Gota Ihashi with a Feather Hold (5:46).
0. NO TV Match II: Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid defeated Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Ueno when Watase pinned Ueno with the Back Drop (8:24).
1. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino defeated Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Iino pinned Shimatani with the Football Spear (10:23).
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima defeated Mizuki & Azusa Takigawa when Nakajima pinned Takigawa with the Northern Lights Suplex (10:31).
3. Maji Manji Two Serious Big Match: Jun Kasai defeated Masahiro Takanashi with a Cradle (8:26).
4. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Mike Bailey, Antonio Honda & Keisuke Okuda when Hirata pinned Honda with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (13:03).
5. Maji Manji Two Serious Big Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Ethan Page with the German Suplex (13:48).
6. Danshoku Dieno & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie when Dieno pinned Sasaki with the Danshoku Driver (14:12).

Daisuke Sasaki continued his training to resist Danshoku Dieno’s moveset but he doesn’t have enough endurance to make it effective. Instead Sasaki found a cardboard cutout of Dieno and destroyed it with a chair to make Dieno upset. Dieno later wore Sasaki down with the Lip Lock and was able to pin his Sumo Hall opponent with the Danshoku Driver. After the match Makoto Oishi brought in a cardboard frame and Dieno lewdly posed with Sasaki in it. Dieno told Sasaki he will irritate him more until “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018”.

Ethan Page’s current unbeaten run is brought to an end by Konosuke Takehsita. At one point the two fought their way up to the commentary table and Takeshita accidentally hit Sanshiro Takagi with a Big Boot. Back in the ring the Big Boot found its proper target and that led to Takeshita hitting the German Suplex to win. Takeshita asked Page for a rematch but this time in Page’s home ring. Page is welcome to the idea and wants it to happen in either Canada or America. Takeshita is now going to focus on his next big match, the one against CIMA.

A fight broke out between HARASHIMA and Keisuke Okuda after Match #4. Moments after Kazuki Hirata won the match, Okuda gave him a High Kick unprovoked. HARASHIMA jumped at Okuda and the two had to be separated. Tetsuya Koda said he was going to strike while the iron is hot and he booked a match between HARASHIMA and Okuda for the 10th October episode of Maji Manji.

Masahiro Takanashi wanted to wrestle a clean match with Jun Kasai. That led to some awkward moments when Kasai attacked him with a chair because to Kasai that is not cheating. Kasai then called out to a fan who regularly attends these shows so he can use their bag as a weapon. However the fan was nowhere to be seen. Takanashi snuck in a Low Blow and then called Sayaka Obihiro in the audience to hand her bag over to him. A miscommunication between them and the bad allowed Kasai to take back control. He missed the Pearl Harbor Splash but countered an Oklahoma Roll to pin Takanashi for the three count.

Azusa Takigawa used her time in her match to promote her photobook “Last News” coming out on 8th October.

Yuki Iino wins his first match as part of ALL OUT, hitting the Football Spear on Nobuhiro Shimatani. Backstage Shunma Katsumata called Iino ALL OUT’s secret weapon. Akito joked that he never knew Iino had such a powerful finisher in him. Iino said he will use this momentum to crush STRONG HEARTS at Sumo Hall.

It’s still unsure what Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid will do in the future without RENEGADES but as a team they still work well together.

Gota Ihashi missed a Moonsault. Makoto Oishi did better and hit a Lionsault before submitting Ihashi with a Feather Hold.

There was an Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title change shown during the episode. The champion Akari Suda was attacked and pinned by her fellow SKE48 member Kaori Matsumura. Or at least she was a member of the group before she graduated a few weeks ago.


DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI DEBUT 15th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL” Results

July 9, 2018

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI DEBUT 15th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL ~IN THE WORLD THERE IS NO STOREHOUSE~”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall
430 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase defeated Daiki Shimomura with a Collapsed La Magistral Cradle (2:38).
1. Ryogoku Style Gauntlet Tag Match: Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano, Akito & Shunma Katsumata, Makoto Oishi & Cherry, Antonio Honda & Riho, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka and Danshoku Dieno & Yoshihiko (w/ Yusuke Inokuma).
1a. Antonio Honda & Riho eliminated Makoto Oishi & Cherry when Honda pinned Oishi after the Somato from Riho (3:06).
1b. Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano eliminated Antonio Honda & Riho by Ring Out when Urano threw out Honda (3:49).
1c. Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano eliminated Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka when Takeshita pinned Rekka with a Lariat (3:02).
1d. Danshoku Dieno & Yoshihiko (w/ Yusuke Inokuma) eliminated Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano by Ring Out when Yoshihiko threw out Takeshita (4:40).
1e. Akito & Shunma Katsumata eliminated Danshoku Dieno & Yoshihiko (w/ Yusuke Inokuma) by Referee Stoppage when Shimomura choked out Inokuma (3:39).
1f. Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Higuchi pinned Katsumata with a Hurricanrana Cutback (0:43).
1g. Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keisuke Ishii when Hoshitango pinned Matsunaga with the Midnight Buenos Aires (3:49).
2. MAO Vs DJ Nira ended in a No Contest (12:59).
3. DAMNATION Vs Irie-gun: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Shigehiro Irie, Sammy Guevara, Facade & Baliyan Akki when Sasaki pinned Akki with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (13:14).
4. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Saki Akai & Gota Ihashi defeated Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei, Gorgeous Matsuno, Emi Sakura & Chupacabra (w/ Miyako Haru) when Akai pinned Chupacabra with a Diving Body Attack (7:46).
5. Yukio Sakaguchi & Manjimaru defeated Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno when Sakaguchi submitted Ueno with the Modified Cobra Clutch (14:00).
6. KUDO, HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka defeated Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO & Tanomusaku Toba when KUDO pinned Toba with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:59).
7. Isami Kodaka defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Isamuashi Zan (27:11).

Even though this show was put together to celebrate Masahiro Takanashi’s 15th anniversary in wrestling, he only appeared for the main event match against Isami Kodaka. He never came out at the start of the show, instead nominating Sayaka Obihiro to give the opening speech. After the main event, he bowed in the centre of the ring to every side of the building then made his exit. KUDO and Yukio Sakaguchi closed out the show with a speech on his behalf. He didn’t stick around for any backstage interviews either. Kodaka said that the generation that he and Takanashi are a part of still need to step up against the younger wrestlers.

There was a nostalgic theme to the show with a lot of former DDT wrestlers showing up. Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO & Tanomusaku Toba were the mystery trio taking on KUDO, HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka. Everyone shook hands with each other after the match, but slapped Ken Ohka when he tried to shake them.

The UMA Corps targeted Saki Akai earlier in the week by sending one of their monsters to stalk her. Today she got to face off against the Chupacabra as part of a colourful 10-Man Tag Match also featuring the returns of T2Hide, Gota Ihashi, the Brahman BrothersGorgeous Matsuno and Emi Sakura. Ihashi wanted to protect Akai but the other team easily beat him up. Kazuki Hirata brought back the Hirata GO! glasses and danced to his music. The song annoyed the Brahman Brothers because it brought back bad memories from their Toryumon lives. Brahman Shu threw a briefcase at Akai but she ducked and it hit Chupacabra instead. Akai then pinned Chupacabra with a Diving Body Press. The Brahmans fled after the match but the UMA leader Miyako Haru warned Akai that the UMA are everywhere like a black shadow. Hirata interrupted her by giving Hirata GO! glasses to everyone and they all danced.

Both MAO and DJ Nira kept putting Daisuke Kiso in harm’s way. They kept blaming each other until Kiso took one bump too many and called off the match for his own safety.

The Tag Gauntlet had plenty on offer. Makoto Oishi & Cherry were ambushed by Antonio Honda & Riho at the start. Riho later saved Honda from getting pinned by hitting Oishi with the Somato, rolling Honda back on top for the three count. Konosuke Takeshita did not hesitate to fight Riho one on one. Honda & Riho hit each other with Bionic Elbows when Yasu Urano dodged them. Urano then threw Honda out of the ring to eliminated that team. Takeshita tried to use Rekka’s Nishinari Elbow against him but missed. Takeshita was able to pin him with a Lariat afterwards. The mystery team were revealed to be Danshoku Dieno & Yoshihiko with Yusuke Inokuma as Yoshihiko’s holder. Inokuma threw Yoshihiko at Takeshita to knock him off the apron and eliminate his team. Dieno & Yoshihiko were then eliminated by Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Inakuma got tangled up in Yoshihiko’s string and accidentally hung himself over the ropes while Katsumata gave Yoshihiko a Piledriver. Rather than count the pin, Yukinori Matsui immediately eliminated Dieno & Yoshihiko to save Inokuma. Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi entered in sumo gear and quickly beat ALL OUT. Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keisuke Ishii were the final entry but they lost out to the sumo team.


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

June 9, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 10/06/2017
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.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 11/06/2017
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.

BASARA “VAJRA 38 ~FEAST~ DRINKING PARTY”, 19/06/2017
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.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RAINY MELODY 2017”, 24/06/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

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.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 25/06/2017
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.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DAI SUZUKI DEBUT 4TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE ~TODAY, INEXPERIENCED 2017~”, 08/07/2017
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.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 4 ~NEVER COME~”, 16/07/2017
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.


TAVERN WRESTLING “ALCOHOL MANIA 2017” Results

March 23, 2017

TAVERN WRESTLING “ALCOHOL MANIA 2017”, 23/03/2017
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.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WANNA BE A DREAMMAKER 2017” Results

March 4, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WANNA BE A DREAMMAKER 2017”, 04/03/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
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.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “UNTIL THE WORLD ENDS… 2016” Results

August 1, 2016

ohka-beats-fujita

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “UNTIL THE WORLD ENDS… 2016”, 30/07/2016
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
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.


TAVERN WRESTLING “DON’T THE HANGOVER 2016” Results

July 6, 2016

dont-fear-hangover

TAVERN WRESTLING “DON’T THE HANGOVER 2016”, 06/07/2016
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.