GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HERMIT PURPLE 2020” Results

March 21, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HERMIT PURPLE 2020”, 21/03/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
135 Fans

1. Now Hit The Iron While It’s Hot! Ganpro Vs BASARA Battle: Ken Ohka defeated Tetsuo Usui with a Crab Hold (9:33).
2. That Tragedy Again? Enter The Entertainer’s Wife In The Second Call Of HARUKAZE!: Kuishinbo Kamen & Miss Mongol defeated Shota & HARUKAZE when Mongol pinned Shota with a Lariat (0:07).
2a. Rematch – Osaka Style Wrestling Rules: Kuishinbo Kamen & Miss Mongol defeated Shota & HARUKAZE when Mongol pinned Shota with a Lariat (0:08).
3. Worldwide Tag Match ~The Wonders Of Seiseki Sakuragaoka When India, Canada And Toyama Collide!~: Mike Bailey & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Yumehito Imanari & Baliyan Akki when Tominaga pinned Imanari with a Moonsault Press (12:43).
2b. Rematch: Shota & HARUKAZE defeated Kuishinbo Kamen & Miss Mongol when HARUKAZE pinned Kamen with a School Boy (4:28).
4. Special 6-Man Tag Match ~THE HALFEE Vs Eruption~: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Washi Sakurai when Higuchi pinned Sakurai with a Lariat (17:09).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Double Arm Extreme Driver TURBO (20:14).
*V6 for Keisuke Ishii.

Keisuke Ishii pulled out a modified version of his Double Arm Extreme Driver to beat Kouki Iwasaki. The Double Arm Extreme Driver TURBO has Ishii folding his opponent’s arms then dropping him from the side rather than straight down, sort of like an Emerald Flowsion.

Eruption’s entry into Ganbare☆Wrestling saw them defeat THE HALFEE. The home team put up a fight but they were wiped out when Saki Akai gave Moeka Haruhi the Quetzalcoatl, Yukio Sakaguchi knocked down Shuichiro Katsumura with the God’s Right Knee and Kazusada Higuchi pinned Washi Sakurai with a few Lariats. Higuchi admitted it is a big deal to beat THE HALFEE. Eruption are here to beat everybody in Ganpro. Akai said nobody in Ganpro has any glamour or charm. Ken Ohka stepped on the apron to confront Eruption but they left the ring.

The reunion of Yumehito Imanari & Baliyan Akki was like those of two brothers. They were happy to see each other again. Imanari tried to show off a Taekwondo style against Mike Bailey but was quickly shown to be out of his depth. Bailey crushed him with the Ultima Weapon and Shinichiro Tominaga hit a Moonsault Press afterwards for the win.

Nobody was more motivated about today’s show than Shota. He was so motivated that he got pinned immediately by Miss Mongol. Shota convinced his opponents to have a rematch by singing to them. Mongol again pinned him with a Lariat as soon as the bell rang. Later in the show Shota & HARUKAZE returned to the ring demanding another rematch. This time he ducked Mongol’s Lariat and a proper Osaka Style Wrestling rules match took place. Mongol accidentally hit Kuishinbo Kamen with the Lariat and HARUKAZE pinned him with a School Boy. After the match Kamen sat on a chair and refused to move in protest. Shota & HARUKAZE lifted him out of the room. Mongol then sat on the chair in protest. Shota & HARUKAZE couldn’t lift her so she eventually left by herself.

The BASARA rookie Tetsuo Usui threw everything he had at Ohka. But he was dropped on his head with the Hurricane Driver then forced to tap from a Crab Hold. Getting to run the show today reminds Ohka why he loves pro wrestling. He said humans have lived for thousands of years so they will never lose to a virus! Pro wrestling, no wait, Ganbare☆Wrestling will destroy the Coronavirus and save the world! Wash your hands!


Bakuha Koshien Tag Participants, KO-D Tag Title Match Moved

March 15, 2020

DDT “DRAMATIC HYAKUMANGOKU! 2020”, 22/03/2020
Kanazawa Distribution Hall

1. Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs MAO & Antonio Honda
4. Toru Owashi & Ken Ohka Vs Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase
5. HARASHIMA & Yukio Naya Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi
6. Kanazawa Specialty! Stubborn Special Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Makoto Oishi Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

We can only wait and see what gets announced over the next couple of days. The next DDT show on the schedule is supposed to be “JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~” this Friday. For now it is still going to happen but who knows if a decision gets made to cancel it. DDT are still announcing card updates for the shows still on schedule even if it turns out to be a pointless exercise in hindsight.

BAKUHA KOSHIEN FEDERATION “ELECTRIC BLAST 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ~BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2020 IN TOYAMA~”, 28/03/2020
Nanto City Fukuno B & G Ocean Center

1. Bakuha Koshien Tournament In Toyama – Round 1: Atsushi Onita & Chris Brookes Vs Yumehito Imanari & Shota
2. Bakuha Koshien Tournament In Toyama – Round 1: Ken Ohka & Miyako Matsumoto Vs Kazunari Murakami & Yukio Naya
3. Yuna Manase Vs Sae
4. Keisuke Ishii & Gota Ihashi Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Washi Sakurai
5. Bakuha Koshien Tournament In Toyama – Final: X & X Vs X & X

16/3 EDIT: The show has been postponed. No new date has been announced.

The next Bakuha Koshien show will be held near Ken Ohka’s hometown. Atsushi Onita said Ohka’s father has been working hard at selling tickets for the show. If the event was to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus then it would do catastrophic damage to Mr. Ohka’s finances. So Onita wants this show to go ahead no matter what and they will fight as if they are trying to blow up Coronavirus itself! According to Ken Ohka, his father told him how proud he is for his child to grow up and become a pro wrestler.

Yukio Naya found the strongest tag partner around. Kazunari Murakami! This left Onita disappointed because his treatment of Naya up to now was meant to build Naya up in his image. Instead Naya has gone out and found an outlaw in Murakami to run wild through the tournament.

Chris Brookes always wanted to take part in an explosion death match but it was just a dream until he moved to Japan. He promises to blow up Shota’s head with the current blast baseball bat. At the last show Yumehito Imanari got to team with Onita so this time he is looking forward to fighting against him.

The one name sticking out like a sore thumb is Miyako Matsumoto. She doesn’t even want to take part in a Current Blast Match because she finds them scary. But courage can create miracles so she will take the risk and enter the tournament as Ohka’s tag partner.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2020”, 12/04/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs MAO & Mike Bailey

The postponed KO-D Tag Team Titles match has been moved to the April Korakuen Hall show.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR PLATINUM 2020” Results

February 24, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR PLATINUM 2020”, 24/02/2020
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

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 08/02/2020
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.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR PLATINUM 2020”, 24/02/2020
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 JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 01/03/2020
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.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “AIJO 2020” Results

February 2, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “AIJO 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
132 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Toyama Vs Hokkaido Full Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Shigeyuki Kawahara with the JK (7:58).
2. Be A Man, Ihashi! Ganpro Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated Gota Ihashi & HARUKAZE when Ishii submitted HARUKAZE with the Double Arm Neck Lock (10:51).
3. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Lotte Vs Hiroshima Full Battle: Shiori Asahi defeated Shota with the Aun (15:03).
4. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Nemuro Vs Hakodate Full Battle: Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeated Kouki Iwasaki with a Lariat (12:03).
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Ganpocha-gun Vs THE HALFEE: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) defeated Moehiko Harumisawa, Katsuzaki Shunosuke & Washi Sakurai when Imanari pinned Sakurai with the Chubby Knee Kick (18:43).
*V1 for Ganpocha-gun.

The final of four Ganbare☆Wrestling shows today was headlined with a GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence. The challengers are normally Moeka Haruhi, Shuichiro Katsumura & Shuhei Washida. But today they are Moehiko Harumisawa, Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Washi SakuraiTHE HALFEE! They entered the ring singing “Distance Of The Starry Sky” by THE ALFEE. But when they were done they didn’t wait for Ganpocha-gun to finish their own entrance. An ambush began the match. Things got out of hand when Miss Mongol pulled the fake eyelashes off of Harumisawa. Ken Ohka tried to give her the Brainbuster but it was countered into the Double Wrist Armsault. Sakurai kicked out of the Chubby Knee from Yumehito Imanari and slapped his way back into the match. But Imanari took him down with another Chubby Knee Kick for the finish.

Imanari thought THE HALFEE was a weird idea but he is now jealous after seeing their entrance. He was going to close out the show with a speech but Keisuke Ishii ran in and attacked him, just like he did this morning. This time Imanari blocked the Fisherman Suplex but Ishii fought harder and left him laying with the Double Arm Clutch Driver.

When Ishii left, Sakurai ignored what just happened so he could talk about his own problems. He debuted two years ago but today’s defeat was the most frustrating. He will get stronger and everyone will remember the name Washi Sakurai! Ohka shouted at Sakurai and dared him to throw a strike. Sakurai did so and Ohka responded with a Headbutt. It was all to show that Sakurai will do his best. The lesson Sakurai learned is if he is going to climb to the top he will always be attacked along the way. The show closed with THE HALFEE singing “Distance Of The Starry Sky” again.

The rest of the card was made up of regional based matches between Ganpro wrestlers against special guests. Kouki Iwasaki went against Tetsuhiro Kuroda of FMW fame. Iwasaki showed a lot of fight and kicked out of the Technan Buster at one. But his Middle Kick was countered with a Lariat that kept him down for the count.

Shota’s special match was against Shiori Asahi. The two traded submissions and looked evenly matched. The difference came when Asahi removed a turnbuckle pad during a rope break and threw Shota into the exposed corner. Shota was helpless and easily defeated after that moment.

Gota Ihashi got his request to team with HARUKAZE again. Their teamwork together is improving and it kept them motivated whenever Ishii & Shigehiro Irie took control. Late in the match Ishii put HARUKAZE in a Sleeper Hold while Irie applied a Camel Clutch to Ihashi. The underdogs grabbed each other by the hand to keep the pressure off until they were pulled away. There was no coming back after that and HARUKAZE gave up to Ishii’s Double Arm Neck Lock.

The only Ganpro regular to win one of the regional matches was Shinichiro Tominaga. He worked on Shigeyuki Kawahara’s arm until Kawahara’s guard was left open for the JK jumping knee kick.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KATSUMURA-GUN VS SHOTA-GUN FULL FIGHT ONE MATCH PERFORMANCE” Results

February 2, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KATSUMURA-GUN VS SHOTA-GUN FULL FIGHT ONE MATCH PERFORMANCE ~BURNOUT! HOT BATTLE, FIERCE BATTLE, GREAT BATTLE!!~”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
95 Fans

1. Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls: Shuichiro Katsumura, Takafumi Ito & Mitsuhisa Sunabe (2) defeated Shota, Syuri & Mitomi Masayuki (1).
1a. UWF Rules: Takafumi Ito submitted Mitomi Masayuki with a Standing Haragatame (12:11).
1b. Lucha Libre Rules: Syuri pinned Takafumi Ito with a Crushed La Magistral Cradle (6:40).
1c. Pro Wrestling Rules: Shuichiro Katsumura pinned Shota with a Rotating Foot Hold (16:52).

Show #2 of Ganbare☆Wrestling’s quadruple header was a complete conflict between Shuichiro Katsumura and Shota. The two wrestlers had been trading wins back and forth over the last year and agreed to find some tag partners for a final showdown. Katsumura brought in an old rival Takafumi Ito as well as Mitsuhisa Sunabe. Shota’s teammates were Mitomi Masayuki, somebody he knows well in the indie scene, and from out of left field Syuri. The match itself was Best 2 out of 3 Falls with each fall having a different ruleset.

The 1st Fall was UWF Rules. Both teams begun the match with 3 points. They were deducted a point for every rope break. If a team reached 0 points they would automatically lose. Shunabe and Shota started off. Shunabe forced Shota to take a rope break with a Cross Armbreaker. Ito and Masayuki then tagged in. Masayuki proudly warned his opponent that he would show his the prestige of pro wrestling. Ito put him in an Anklelock and gave Shota’s team another rope break, putting them at risk of losing the fall. Syuri rescued the team somewhat by making Katsumura reach for the ropes twice. Masayuki’s “prestigious pro wrestling” turned out to be giving Ito a Low Blow while the referee was looking elsewhere. However Ito countered a Fireman’s Carry into a Haragatame to make Masayuki give up.

The 2nd Fall was Lucha Libre Rules. Both Katsumura and Shota did some acrobatic ringwork to fit in with the stipulation. Ito struggled to keep up with the pace even with both teams instructing him with what to do. They even did the Osaka Pro Hop spot with Ito looking like the fool. Ito eventually had enough and went after whoever was in his way. He attempted to pin Syuri with La Magistral Cradle but Syuro blocked it and got the three count with her own pin.

The final fall was a regular pro wrestling tag match. Both teams brawled around ringside. Back in the ring there was plenty of double team moves used. While everyone was getting their fair share of action, it all came down to Katsumura and Shota in the end. Shota went for a Rolling Cradle but Katsumura reversed it to grab the winning fall of the match.

Everyone in the match shook hands with each other at the end, except for Katsumura and Shota. Katsumura approached Shota and told him that all six of the wrestlers today got to show off various styles and match rules together. This is what Ganpro is all about. He shook Shota’s hand then promoted his GWC 6-Man Tag Team Title challenge with THE HALFEE taking place later tonight.


666/BASARA, Ganpro Super Sunday, Yamashita Vs Maki Rematch, DDT Sauna Club, Finding A Wife For Chikara, FUMA FEST 4

January 31, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 120 ~THE 5TH FOX PRINCE NIGHT~”, 01/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Minoru Fujita Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. 3 Way Match: Fuminori Abe Vs SAGAT Vs Yasu Urano
3. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano
4. Ryota Nakatsu Vs Masato Kamino
5. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Konaka = Pale One
6. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Tsutomu Oosugi, Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato

Minoru Fujita is keeping his BASARA schedule simple as he heads towards a Union MAX Title shot on 18th February.

666 & BASARA “JOINT ONE MATCH BOX OFFICE”, 01/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yuko Miyamoto Vs Isami Kodaka

After the BASARA show there is a bonus one match event co-promoted with 666. Long time friends and tag partners Isami Kodaka and Yuko Miyamoto face off!

DDT “VALENTINE ITABASHI SERIES 2020”, 01/02/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keigo Nakamura
2. Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Danshoku Dieno & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Cody Hall & Yukio Naya
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Match: Yuki Iino Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 3 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie
6. Beloved Hometown! Itabashi Specialty Special 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Masato Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda Vs MAO & Makoto Oishi
7. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 4 Way Match: Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao Vs Akito

Three new Right To Challenge Contracts will come into play tomorrow. Or maybe one of them will have another stipulation twist.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “ZENSHIN IMANARI”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yumehito Imanari Vs X

Who is desperate enough for a booking to wrestle Yumehito Imanari at 9:30am?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KATSUMURA-GUN VS SHOTA-GUN FULL FIGHT ONE MATCH PERFORMANCE ~BURNOUT! HOT BATTLE, FIERCE BATTLE, GREAT BATTLE!!~”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls: Shuichiro Katsumura, Takafumi Ito & Mitsuhisa Sunabe Vs Shota, Syuri & Mitomi Masayuki

The complete battle between Team Shuichiro Katsumura and Team Shota is now 2 out of 3 Falls. The first fall is held under UWF Rules. The second fall is Lucha Libre Rules. If a third falls is needed it will be under Regular Rules.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. GanJo Type Lariat Pro Wrestling: KEIKO, Beauty Suzuki & Eagle Washida Vs Shigeko Deluxe, Miss Mongol & Kokoro Suzuki
2. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Count-Up Fall Match: Asuka Vs Cherry
3. Special Singles Match – Jacket Match: HARUKAZE Vs Yuu
4. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – 2 Count Fall Match: Moehiko Harumisawa Vs Banny Oikawa
5. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Secret Captain’s Fall 6-Woman Tag Team Elimination Match: Moehiko Harumisawa, HARUKAZE & Asuka Vs Cherry, Yuu & Banny Oikawa

Show No. 3 on Ganbare☆Wrestling’s Super Sunday is all about the joshi.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “AIJO 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Be A Man, Ihashi! Ganpro Special Tag Match: Gota Ihashi & HARUKAZE Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie
2. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Toyama Vs Hokkaido Full Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shigeyuki Kawahara
3. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Lotte Vs Hiroshima Full Battle: Shota Vs Shiori Asahi
4. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Nemuro Vs Hakodate Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuhiro Kuroda
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Ganpocha-gun Vs THE HALFEE: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Moehiko Harumisawa, Katsuzaki Shunosuke & Washi Sakurai

The day ends with the proper Ganpro show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 08/02/2020
Aichi NGK Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki

The first meeting was a decisive win for Miyu Yamashita. She welcomes the rematch with Natsumi Maki but only if Maki is fully motivated for it. Whether it is because of ring rust or a mental block, the version of Maki she defeated was not the one who was top tier in the roster before her injury.

Saki Akai will be on the show.

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

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
3. Charisma Vs Gongitsune!: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda
4. Harashimao Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

The cool sword is on the line when Daisuke Sasaki takes on Antonio Honda. Also the KO-D Openweight Title shot at Saitama Super Arena but let’s just focus on the cool sword for now like Sasaki is doing.

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

Shigehiro Irie arrives in BASARA for the second time. His first appearance was at last year’s “FUMA FEST” show. Irie versus Isami Kodaka could be a showstealer.

DDT “DRAMATIC DO IT! 2020”, 16/02/2020
Kumamoto City Distribution Information Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshihiko
2. Soma Takao Vs Yuki Iino
3. DDT Megatonweight Single: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya
4. Burn, The Land Of Fire! Burn, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match ~ DDT Sauna Club Vs DAMNATION: Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

A group of the DDT wrestlers like to visit saunas together during their free time during tours. Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Yuki Ueno usually tweet about their sauna adventures using the hashtag #DDTサウナ部. Their bond has grown so strong that they now will team up for matches. Sadly Katsumata is currently out of action getting a metal plate removed from his cheekbone so he has to miss this one.

GAKE NO FUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI SNOW WHITE 2020”, 12/03/2020
Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Miyako Matsumoto (w/ Ippanjin Munenori Sawa) Vs Chikara (w/ Mao)

The theme of Gake no Fuchi in 2020 is “I Want To Help Those Who Are In Need With Pro Wrestling”. Miyako Matsumoto is continuing this theme by using pro wrestling to find a potential bride for Chikara. This came about when Chikara took part in a rap battle and owned himself by admitting he can’t get married. The “bride” in question is Mao from the idol group Senosister. She describes herself as the Atsushi Onita of the idol world, having attended a Super FMW show in 2016 and getting Onita’s “holy water” thrown at her. She saw a picture of Chikara and was turned off because he looks like her uncle. Nevertheless, she agreed to attend the next show because her rent is due and she wants the money. Munenori Sawa was also invited to help out.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.4 DECADE OF DECADANCE ~FUMA FUCKIN’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 11/04/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. FUMA VS Acer 8

The fourth “FUMA FEST” sees the host take on Acer 8 from Okinawa Pro Wrestling in the main event.

DUEL and Bloody Blizzard are the first two bands announced for the show.