January 22, 2017


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


December 22, 2016


Shin-Kiba 1st RING
168 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Beat The Opponent! Eat Lightning, Crap Thunder! Become A Scary Guy!: Rocky Kawamura defeated Chikara with the Balboa Blow (5:55).
2. Ganpuro Special Christmas Present ~Chubby Vs Slim Beauty~: Maya Yukihi & Tequila Saya defeated Bambi & Manami Kanda when Yukihi pinned Kanda with the Wheelwind (11:25).
3. K-reboot: Hi69 & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Yukinori Abe & Mitomi Masayuki when Tominaga pinned Masayuki with the Repeated JK2 (12:48).
4. Ai Shimizu Ganbare☆Wrestling Trial 3rd Match: Shota defeated Ai Shimizu with the Sharpshooter (10:01).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Kenso Ohka & Osamu Namiguchi defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari when Ohka pinned Imanari with the Spear Of Fire (18:45).
6. Ken Ohka 15th Anniversary Debut Memorial Match: Ken Ohka defeated Atsushi Maruyama with the Spear Of Fire (15:24).

From the Eternal Young Lion to the Crying Charisma of Ganbare☆Wrestling, a lot has happened to Ken Ohka in his 15 years as a pro wrestler. To celebrate his 15th Anniversary in wrestling, Ohka wanted a match against Atsushi Maruyama. Maruyama has been an inspiration to Ohka ever since he saw him wrestle a big match in 2008. Ohka was also a big Osaka Pro fan before he joined DDT. He kicked out of the Tiger Suplex and pinned Maruyama with the Spear Of Fire. Maruyama said he envies Ohka for making so many friends with his clumsy wrestling while he himself has been scattered around the wrestling scene ever since he quit Osaka Pro. Now it is Ohka who inspires Maruyama because Maruyama now wants to create his own wrestling group. If Ganpuro wants to become a major sports brand then Maruyama’s group will become a major entertainment brand. His rival will be the Yoshimoto Kogyo company!

Ohka had one more announcement to give at the end of the show. His first child was born today! The fans chanted “Dad!” at Ohka as the show ended.

The team of Kenso Ohka & Osamu Namiguchi tried to steal all of the attention with their Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling match. They wouldn’t stop talking about how the Shin Ganpuro fans are the best in the world and the Shin Ganpuro wrestlers are the best in the world too.

Even though he was able to wrestle and win his match today, Shota had some bad news to give. He will be going under surgery to his right knee in January and he is expected to miss nearly all of 2017. Ai Shimizu said wrestling Shota taught her the importance of not giving up. Her next match in her series will be against Hiroyo Matsumoto on 21st January.

Shinichiro Tominaga announced he will be teaming with Shiori Asahi as part of the BO-SO Golden Tag League in K-DOJO next year. Ohka said Tominaga will continue to tag with Hi69 in Ganpuro, booking those two against Asahi & Makoto Oishi on 21st January.

Yumehito Imanari used company money to buy female Santa costumes from Don Quijote for the women to wear during their match. Only Bambi wore her costume. Imanari then tried to help out Bambi & Manami Kanda whenever he could. That backfired when Bambi used her whip and hit Imanari by mistake. That allowed Maya Yukihi to pin Kanda without any interruption.

Rocky Kawamura screamed “Adrian!” before knocking out Chikara with a Running Punch.

Ganpuro will once again be providing matches for the RIZIN Martial Arts EXPO on New Year’s weekend at Saitama Super Arena.


October 2, 2016


Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,091 Fans – Super No Vacancy

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

IRON PRIEST Wants To Make Shopping Titles Heavy Metal, Joshi Cards, Street Wrestling Series

August 17, 2016

Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Isami Kodaka Vs Daichi Kazato
2. Ryuichi Sekine & Koji Iwamoto Vs Takuya Nomura & Fuminori Abe
3. Toba Troubleshooting Theatre: Ryu Gouma Vs Tanomusaku Toba
4. Ryota Nakatsu Vs Masashi Takeda
5. Hardcore Tag Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Shinya Ishida Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT
6. Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles: FUMA, Madoka & Yusuke Kubo Vs Abdullah Kobayashi, Masaya Takahashi & Takayuki Ueki

FUMA thinks his Big Japan opponents are not heavy metal enough to deserve the Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles so IRON PRIEST wants the belts to be on the line. FUMA wants to win the title because Yokohama is in the Kanagawa Prefecture. FUMA is from the Kanagawa Prefecture which means Kanagawa has been heavy metal ever since he was born!

Kitazawa Town Hall

1. KANNA Vs Miyu Yamashita

KANNA gets one more chance to beat Miyu Yamashita before she graduates from Tokyo Joshi Pro.

Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Abe-chan And Director Imanari: Yukihiro Abe Vs Yumehito Imanari

Shiori Asahi will be at the show.

Saitama Sekichu Kumagai Kojima Shop

Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata

Once Sumo Hall is out of the way DDT is heading back to the streets for a series of Falls Count Anywhere matches.

Toyama Super Center Shemaiah Tateyama Shop

Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Ken Ohka Vs HARASHIMA Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Shunma Katsumata

A trip to Toyama means Ken Ohka gets to tag along in his hometown.

Shunjuku FACE

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuu

Yuu gets her TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title shot for winning the Tokyo Princess Cup.

KANNA will graduate from Tokyo Joshi on this show. She wants to move on from wrestling and become a pro rapper.

Saki Akai & Ai Shimizu will be at the show for KANNA’s graduation.

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Forget The Same K: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shiori Asahi

The first match for Ganbare☆Wrestling’s first ever Korakuen Hall show has Shinichiro Tominaga going back to his K-DOJO past.

Minoru Fujita will be on the show.


April 18, 2013


Shin-Kiba 1st RING
189 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Commando Bolshoi & Rabbit Miu defeated Ganbare Tamagawa & Nana Kawasa when Bolshoi pinned Tamagawa with the Bolshoi Clutch (9:54).
2. Fumihito Kihara defeated Shota with a European Clutch (12:01).
3. Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Tomohiro Otani with the Satan Doll (9:51).
4. Osamu Namiguchi defeated Yumehito Imanari by Referee Stoppage with a Boston Crab (8:36).
5. Gachinko Cement Match: Ken Ohka defeated Brian Cannon with the Spear Of Fire onto the cement board (13:02).

Ganbare☆Wrestling held their first proper event and it was actually a success, claiming a Super No Vacancy crowd at Shin-Kiba 1st RING. The main event was a grudge match between Ken Ohka and Brian Cannon. Ohka, who is quickly morphing into an Atsushi Onita type figure protecting his home promotion from outside forces by any means necessary. He wanted to prove that he never disgraced the honour of Cannon’s hero Jushin Liger. They fought in a Gachinko Cement match where a board with cement blocks on top was laid in the middle of the ring. The ending was pretty hardcore. Ohka drove Cannon through a table with the Fire Thunder from the middle rope. He then finished off his rival with the Spear of Fire onto the cement blocks. But he didn’t get a chance to celebrate his victory. Osamu Namiguchi attacked Ohka after the match and was joined in the ring by Kazuhiko Ogawasawa. The karate master said he was hired to destroy Ganbare☆Wrestling. Ohka and Shinichiro Tominaga challenged Ogawasawa & Namiguchi to a tag team match at Ganpuro’s next preview event on 10th May.

Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Tomohiro Otani was supposed to be the opening match but Otani was nowhere to be found. Ohka and Yumehito Imanari both came out of the ring cursing him for escaping. The match was moved to the third spot of the card and Otani finally appeared apologizing and reluctantly agreeing to wrestle. Tominaga beat him with the Satan Doll, his name for the RKO.

Nana Kawasa said she wants to become the Cinderella of Ganpuro.

2012 Contract Renewels

February 1, 2012

Every year, the end of January brings along the annual contract renewals for DDT and Union. This year had nothing earth-shattering taking place, like the 2009 period where Michael Nakazawa’s attempt to re-sign his contract involved Danshoku Dino assaulting him and his wife in their home, then Nakazawa escaping in a car that exploded when it was switched on.

The following is the list of wrestlers who renewed their contract for the year.

Dramatic Dream Team

Sanshiro Takagi, Poison JULIE Sawada, MIKAMI, HARASHIMA, KUDO, Danshoku Dino, Masa Takanashi, Kota Ibushi, Michael Nakazawa, Yasu Urano, Makoto Oishi, Hoshitango, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Keisuke Ishii, Rion Mizuki, Gota Ihashi, Takao Soma, Kazuki Hirata and Gorgeous Matsuno.


Shuji Ishikawa, Seiya Morohashi (aka Big Rude), Isami Kodaka, Cherry, Ken Ohka, Hiro Tsumaki and Hiroshi Fukuda.

Only one person turned down his contract renewal, Union’s Shinichiro Tominaga. Unfortunately the promising rookie was never able to return to the ring after fracturing his right forearm last June. He thanked the fans for cheering him on during his brief time in Union.

DDT And Union In NEVER Tournament

March 5, 2011

Looks like Ken Ohka’s begging paid off. The NEVER brand from New Japan Pro Wrestling will be hosting a 16-Man Tournament on the 7th & 8th of April. Both DDT and Union will be represented in the tournament. DDT will enter Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata, both of whom have already wrestled in NEVER. Union will have Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga representing them. Other wrestlers involved here who also regularly appear in DDT and Union include Daisuke Sasaki, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi and Madoka. We are not far away from the annual Best Of The Super Juniors tournament and a great, breakout performance by any of these wrestlers could potentially pave the way for an invitation to take part in the competition.