GANBARE☆WRESTLING “FAN APPRECIATION DAY ~KANSHA 2017~” Results

October 11, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “FAN APPRECIATION DAY ~KANSHA 2017~”, 11/10/2017
Tokyo Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic
64 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganjo Super Fight In Ichigaya: Kaho Kobayashi defeated HARUKAZE with the 120% School Boy (4:49).
2. Who Is X??: Showtime Hart defeated Chinsuke Nakamura with a Sleeper Cutback (7:12).
3. Ganpuro Special Tag Match In Ichigaya: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when Great pinned Imanari with the Fire Spear (8:53).
4. Special Bonus Track ~ Volunteer Ganbare☆Rumble: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Ken Ohka with the Cross Facelock (8:53).
Order Of Elimination: Chinsuke Nakamura, HARUKAZE, Shuichiro Katsumura, Ganbare The Great, Shota, Yumehito Imanari, Ken Ohka.

Ganbare☆Wrestling put together a small fan appreciation show inside the Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic. Since the room is so small there was no wrestling ring. Instead some mats were placed down next to a wall with two big empty window frames in it. The main event was an open invitation Royal Rumble with eliminations occurring by pinfall, submission or being thrown out of the room through one of the window frames. As an added bonus, the winner of the match would get a portion of today’s revenue from the ticket sales as a prize. This led to Daisuke Sasaki crashing the show and winning the match after attacking Ken Ohka with a chair. Once again Sasaki was stealing money from Ohka.

Sasaki sat down next to the beaten Ohka and took out his stolen savings book. Sasaki said he went to the bank to withdraw all of Ohka’s money only to find out the account was empty! It turned out Ohka still had his bank card and the money was already taken out while Sasaki was too hungover to visit the bank. Sasaki knows Ohka’s PIN number so he demanded Ohka give him the card so he can go get the 710,000 yen. Ohka refused and demanded the return of his cash and savings book. Sasaki was confused. He thought Ohka already had his money. That’s when Yumehito Imanari confessed it was he who went to the bank to get the cash. He also knows Ohka’s PIN number so it was easy to withdraw from the account. Imanari also admitted the cash prize for today’s show was just a ruse to lure Sasaki to the show and deceive him. That’s not all. Imanari discovered Ohka often uses a Family Mart T-Point card to save money and worked out a way to triple Ohka’s savings if he can take everything back from Sasaki! Ohka promised to get his money back, triple it, build up Ganpro and also to change his PIN number.

Ganbare The Great had a silly request for the Special Tag Match. He wanted himself & Ganbare The Shooter to swap identities with Ohka & Imanari for the match. So we had Minoru Fujita & Shuichiro Katsumura wrestle as Ohka & Imanari respectively while Ohka & Imanari wore the Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter masks. Imanari decided to wrestle like a masked man and did Gran Naniwa’s Crab Walk on the window frame. Fujita pinned him with the Fire Spear. He continued to impersonate Ohka afterwards and said he will continue to say bad things every day, every week and every month. Ohka in character as Fujita promised to start paying his child support again. The two teams hugged each other and everyone had fun. Except for the referee Daisuke Kiso, he didn’t want anything to do with it.

Shota came out to the mat dressed in his normal clothing to announce he could not wrestle today because of an injury. He said his replacement was Showtime Hart. He then took off his clothes to reveal he was wearing pink and green wrestling gear underneath. This is his Showtime Hart gimmick. His mystery opponent turned out to be Chinsuke Nakamura. Hart demanded a “This Is Wrestling” chant while he had Chinsuke in a Cobra Twist. Chinsuke applied a Sleeper Hold but Hart fell back on top of him to get the three count.

Kaho Kobayashi took the time in her match to complain about the “Pro Wrestling Cannonball” movie that was made in 2014. She participated in the filming of the project but all of her appearances were cut from the movie save for a one second cameo somewhere. Ohka approached her after the match to apologise and offer her a spot in the Ganbare☆Rumble. She turned it down because she had to travel to Odate for another wrestling show taking place tomorrow.

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017” Results

September 30, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Toshima Citizen Center
138 Fans

1. Fumihiko Uwai Produce Match: Kamui defeated Dai Suzuki with the Swanton Bomb (5:29).
2. Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun: Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Mizuki Watase when Fujita pinned Watase with a Modified Cradle (14:55).
3. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Blow Up Double Sweet Tag Death Match: Shota & HARUKAZE defeated Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu when Shota pinned Imanari with the Frog Splash (12:15).
4. Forgotten K ICE BREAK: Yasu Urano defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with a Cradle (11:30).
5. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka defeated MIYAWAKI with the Fire Spear (21:06).

Ken Ohka’s road to recovery since losing his money and his championship began with a victory over MIYAWAKI. Hs spoke about MIYAWAKI’s debut match that took place in Differ Ariake back in 2002 and how both have progressed over the last 15 years. Ohka then said how hard he works at making Ganbare☆Wrestling succeed while some other chubby men stay at home doing nothing. Both Ganbare The Great and Shoichi Uchida at ringside got mad when they heard this but Ohka told them to use that anger as motivation. Great told Ohka he’ll kill him then left.

The mess made by the Double Sweet Death Match made both Shinichiro Tominaga and Yasu Urano conscious over bits of food flying at the audience while they wrestled each other. So they tried to take it easy at first until the tension between them grew and grew.

The entire venue was filled with the smell of food after the Double Sweet Death Match. The teams of Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu and Shota & HARUKAZE battled it out in a ring filled with snacks and candy. Long marshmallow bars were attached to the ropes like lighttubes and cracker pops were placed on the turnbuckles rigged to explode at a certain point. The ring was a mess by the end of the match. A bell rang again to warn everyone of something. Everyone continued fighting until the crackers all exploded, knocking everyone out.

Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida spent their match finding different ways to misbehave. They both shook Shuichiro Katsumura & Mizuki Watase’s hands then refused to let go. They then complained about how hard it was for them to wrestle today whenever their opponents got the upper hand. It was only when some young fans in the audience started cheering “Batsuichi!” that they became motivated to wrestle. Fujita low blowed Watase and pinned him with a Wrist Clutch Small Package to more chants of “Batsuichi!”

Ganpuro were given a boost by the visit of wrestling promoter Fumihiko Uwai to their show. Uwai congratulated Ohka on bringing Ganpuro this far including a successful show in Korakuen Hall. He is looking forward to seeing what is next for the company. Uwai stuck around to do ring announcing for the Dai Suzuki Vs Kamui match.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017” Results

September 22, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE
419 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Power! Vs Yeah Come On!: Chikara defeated Gota Ihashi with the Saber Chop (4:49).
2. “Kamen Women” Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: Emi Sakura & Riho defeated HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura when Sakura submitted Kawamura with the Shukurimu (9:20).
3. Battle Without Injustice ~Shinjuku Death Battle~: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Osamu Namiguchi by TKO with a High Kick (8:50).
4. Shota’s Ganbare☆Wrestling Return Warfare: Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe defeated Shota & Yumehito Imanari when Ishii pinned Abe with the Awakening Power Bomb (12:25).
5. Ganpuro Wrestling Summit: Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga when SAKAMOTO pinned Tominaga with an Arm Cradle (11:30).
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) defeated “brother” YASSHI with the Fire Spear (20:45).
*V3 for Ken Ohka.

The Independent World Jr. Title still belongs to Ken Ohka after a hard fought victory against “brother” YASSHI. Ohka kicked out of YASSHI’s big moves like the Nice Jamaica and the Flying Big Head. Ohka hit back with a Headbutt and a short range Fire Spear for a nearfall. Ohka then finished YASSHI off with a Veritcal Drop Brainbuster and another Fire Spear to win. Ohka gave an emotional speech to YASSHI after the match. Ohka didn’t know anything when they first met. He wasn’t physically strong or had any athletic achievements but he still wanted to be a pro wrestler. So he found the Dragon System, joined their wrestling school and met YASSHI for the first time. Ohka can’t say who was the bigger fool of the two when they went their seperate ways. Ohka had quit and returned to wrestling so many times over 17 years. Today in Shinjuku FACE he and YASSHI had a big match together. He is so happy he gets to wrestle his colleagues now. Ohka fell onto YASSHI and hugged him. YASSHI was crying too and he didn’t know why. He didn’t care about winning a championship today. He came here today to look for an answer and now he found it. He wanted to fight a confident and emotional wrestler who would put it all on the line with no regrets. Today’s match wasn’t for “brother” YASSHI, it was for Yasushi Tsujimoto. He said there is not a single wrestler like Ken Ohka in this industry. YASSHI pleaded with Ohka to continue wrestling and to do so with pride. With the silly emotional stuff out of the way, YASSHI snapped back to his regular self and told Ohka he made a jealous enemy today. When they meet again in this ring, YASSHI will kill him!

When YASSHI left ringside, Ohka went into his finishing speech but was suddenly interrupted by an unexpected visitor. It was Daisuke Sasaki and he was carrying the DDT Extreme Title! Sasaki thought Ohka was going to lose but he proved him wrong. Sasaki called it a great match that moved him and he hopes the 3 Way Match in DDT on 24th September will be just as good. He wanted to shake Ohka’s hand. It was a trap and Sasaki kicked Ohka below the belt! Sasaki mocked Ohka for falling for his trap. He doesn’t care about championships, he’s here to win the 660,000 yen that Ohka would have gambled had he lost his championship today. Ohka told Sasaki he has no need to gamble it now. His Independent World Jr. Title will be defended in the match as planned so he has no need to put his money on the line anymore. Sasaki silenced Ohka when he pulled something out of his pocket. It was Ohka’s savings book! Sasaki stole it backstage during the main event. Sasaki looked through it and discovered that Ohka now has 714,146 yen in his account. Ohka called for help and several Ganpuro wrestlers ran into the ring to grab the book. Sasaki fought all of them off. Ohka got up and Headbutted Sasaki. He went for the Fire Spear but Sasaki dodged it and Ohka speared himself into the turnbuckles. Sasaki fled the ring with Ohka’s savings book. Ohka’s money is gone but he will still defend his title in DDT on 24th September. Then he will defend it again against MIYAWAKI back in Ganbare☆Wrestling on 30th September.

The Awakening Power Bomb that Keisuke Ishii used to win his match is a Sit Down Thunder Fire Power Bomb. The match was also Shota’s return bout for Ganbare☆Wrestling. His first match back from injury happened the day before in Guts World. His partner for the match Yumehito Imanari apologised for taking the fall and letting him down.

Shuichiro Katsumura stopped Osamu Namiguchi with a Benadryller style High Kick to win by TKO. Although he was still dazed, Namiguchi grabbed a microphone and thanked Katsumura for not holding back against this dying semi-pro wrestler. However Namiguchi wasn’t satisfied by how he lost and now feels like the worst wrestler in Japan. He begged Katsumura to strike him right in the brain and finish him off. Katsumura said he didn’t understand what Namiguchi was saying. He noted that the match they just had was advertised as a Shinjuku bout. So they should have more matches against each other in places like Shin-Kiba and other cities. Namiguchi shouted with approval.

Nanaka Kawamura made quite an entrance for her debut wrestling match. She entered wearing a hockey mask, carrying a floral designed chainsaw and was accompanied by four other girls doing the same. Emi Sakura was announced as the “Youngest Active Idol Wrestler” during her introduction, which made her glare at the ring announcer. She also glared at Kawamura when she offered a respectful handshake at the start of the match. Sakura & Riho put Kawamura through the usual rookie’s welcome while HARUKAZE did what she could to aid her partner. Kawamura eventually submitted to Sakura’s Shukurimu but was praised by Ken Ohka after the match. Ohka urged Kawamura to continue and one day she will get her first victory. Ohka then praised Sakura for her entire career but accidentaly made her mad when he said she gave up the chance of marriage to do what she does. Sakura scolded Ohka for his words then turned to Kawamura. Sakura is happy to get new challenges and Kawamura should be too. Kawamura said it was her mother’s dream to become a pro wrestler and today she made it come true on her behalf. Kawamura wants Sakura to come back so they can have more matches together.

There was a special guest in attendance for today’s show. Katsuji Nagashima has worked behind the scenes for New Japan and World Japan. He spoke with several wrestlers in the ring throughout the show and asked for everyone to nickname him Wolf. He handed a book to Imanari and told him it was the same book he gave to Kensuke Sasaki when he convinced him to leave New Japan for World Japan. He said he made Sasaki betray Riki Choshu. Now he thinks Imanari should betray Sanshiro Takagi! At the end of the show he told Ohka he was surprised by what he saw. He felt like he watched pro wrestling for the first time again. He offered to lend Ohka 10,000 yen after he saw Sasaki steal his money. He then asked Ohka to call him Wolf again.


High Stakes For Ganpuro, Tokyo Joshi Title Matches

September 20, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Power! Vs Yeah Come On!: Chikara Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Ganpuro Wrestling Summit: GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
3. Battle Without Injustice ~Shinjuku Death Battle~: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Osamu Namiguchi
4. Shota’s Ganbare☆Wrestling Return Warfare: Shota & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe
5. “Kamen Women” Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura Vs Emi Sakura & Riho
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs “brother” YASSHI

High stakes for Ken Ohka tomorrow. If he loses the Independent World Jr. Title then he goes into next week’s multiple championship 3 Way match in DDT with his entire life savings of 664,911 yen put on the line instead.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “OSAKA DE BAKOON!”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Miyakojima Kumin Center

1. Maho Kurone Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Rika Tatsumi Vs Nonoko
3. 3 Way Match: Syoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Maki Ito
4. Yuu Vs Marika Kobashi
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Yuna Manase Vs Miyu Yamashita & Azusa Takigawa
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Mizuki

As usual, if Yuu is still the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion then her match will be a title defence.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Toshima Citizen Center

1. Fumihiko Uwai Produce Match: Dai Suzuki Vs X
2. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Blow Up Double Sweet Tag Death Match: Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu Vs Shota & HARUKAZE
3. Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun: Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Mizuki Watase
4. Forgotten K ICE BREAK: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano
5. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka Vs MIYAWAKI

Katsumi Oribe is unable to wrestle on the show due to a concussion suffered at a VKF show earlier this week. Oribe will still be attending this show but won’t be wrestling. This has caused a little card reshuffle. Shota is moved from the Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun match to replace Oribe’s spot in the Double Sweet Death Match. Mizuki Watase is bring brought in to take Shota’s original spot in the Batsuichi-gun tag bout.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “FAN APPRECIATION DAY ~KANSHA 2017~”, 11/10/2017
Tokyo Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic

1. Ganpuro Special Tag Match In Ichigaya: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter

It’s Fan Appreciation Day for Ganbare☆Wrestling!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES YOKOHAMA”, 14/10/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Final: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone

The Miracle Apricots and the Dragon Bombers fight to be Tokyo Joshi Pro’s first Tag Team Champions.


So Much To Get Through, Let’s Start With Non DDT News

August 29, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 45 ~OSHU BATTLE~”, 02/09/2017
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

1. SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano
2. Single Match With Beef Tongue As Ingredients: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Best Stretchman V3
4. Sendai Fest: FUMA & X Vs Yusuke Kubo & Hagane
5. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Miyagino Ward~: Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita & Masamune

All of IRON PRIEST are fighting each other in a match. Who is FUMA bringing in to join the fun?

DNA “DNA 36”, 07/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Dai Suzuki Vs Tanomusaku Toba
2. Shunma Katsumata & Mike Bailey
3. Daiki Shimomura Vs Masato Kamino
4. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Diego & Royce Isaacs
5. Yuki Ino “Knock On” Series – 1st Match: Yuki Ino Vs Shigehiro Irie
6. Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda & Mizuki Watase
7. MAO & Rekka Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo

Naomi Yoshimura’s teasing and troublemaking has reached another level when he visited DDT’s headquarters for an interview. He arrived carrying an unconscious Full Face into the room and dumped him onto a chair. He then announced who his true tag team partner for his match at the next DNA show will be. It’s Kengo from Michinoku Pro! Kengo entered the room and gave his reasons for teaming with Yoshimura. He’s been looking at all of the DNA roster’s Twitter accounts and found most of them boring. They’re always either training, cooking or taking care of their hair. This is supposed to be pro wrestling and this lot are just plastic personalities. The only guy in DNA he likes is Yoshimura because he is self-asserted. He was even approached by Yoshimura directly to ask him about teaming together. And to show how threatening they are together, they brought a gift in the form of the unconscious Full Face. Yoshimura took off his helmet and it was revealed to be the Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda with his face scribbled all over! Yoshimura threatened to do the same to Hisaya Imabayashi when Rekka came in tried to rescue him. Yoshimura shrugged him off and with Kengo, left Rekka in a beaten heap.

Yuki Ino will go through a 7 match series. First up is Shigehiro Irie!

BASARA “VAJRA 46 ~TEN GREAT COMPANIONS~”, 10/09/2017
Chiba Blue Field

1. Takato Nakano Vs Kyu Mogami
2. Temple Of Doubt! The Curse Of Abe-chan to Best Stretchman V3…!: Best Stretchman V3 Vs Fuminori Abe
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Trans-Am ★ Family: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Trans-Am ★ Tomato, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & SAGAT
4. Takumi Tsukamoto & Heijitsu Mask vs Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma
5. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Important Edition~: Isami Kodaka Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
6. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Yuji Hino & Yasu Urano

BASARA is in K-DOJO’s home base so it is only fair for a bunch of K-DOJO wrestlers to show up.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Power! Vs Yeah Come On!: Chikara Vs Gota Ihashi
2. “Kamen Women” Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura Vs Emi Sakura & Riho
3. Ganpuro Wrestling Summit: GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Battle Without Injustice ~Shinjuku Death Battle~: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Osamu Namiguchi
5. Shota’s Ganbare☆Wrestling Return Warfare: Shota & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs “brother” YASSHI

Shota returns to Ganbare☆Wrestling after being out of action with a knee injury since December.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Toshima Citizen Center

1. Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun: Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shota
2. Forgotten K ICE BREAK: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano
3. Special Mixed Tag Match in OSAKA: Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu Vs Katsumi Oribe & HARUKAZE

Batsuichi is a Japanese phrase for divorced men. So that suits both Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida just fine.

BASARA “VAJRA 48 ~ISAMI KODAKA 15TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 01/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. B FAULTLESS JUNKY’S Vs DOVE Special 6-Man Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Masashi Takeda & Jaki Numazawa Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kida & Naoki Tanizaki
2. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

It’s not just the Union MAX Title on the line in the main event. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi wants to take over BASARA if he beats Isami Kodaka.

Yuko Miyamoto, Daisuke Sekimoto, Shiori Asahi and Fuminori Abe will all be at the show.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 FINAL ROUND” Results

August 13, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 13/08/2017
Tokyo KFC Hall
247 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Semi Final: Ken Ohka defeated GENTARO with a Cross Armbreaker Cutback (6:44).
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Semi Final: KENSO defeated Dave Crist with the Soul’s Leg Lock (10:57).
3. HARUKAZE’s Hot Summer: Saori Anou defeated HARUKAZE with the To Be Continued (8:10).
4. Ganbare☆Climax Special 6-Man Tag Match: Takafumi Ito, Tanomusaku Toba & Hollywood GOTA defeated Shinichiro Tominaga, Yukihiro Abe & Shinichiro Wakita when Ito pinned Wakita with a German Suplex (12:30).
5. Special Tag Match: Mitsuo Momota & Chikara defeated Kendo Kashin & Yumehito Imanari when Momota pinned Imanari with a School Boy (9:20).
6. Special Tag Match: Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated Shigehiro Irie & Shinichiro Tominaga when Fujita pinned Tominaga with a Modified Choke Hold (12:23).
7. Ganbare☆Climax – Final: Ken Ohka defeated KENSO with the Fire Spear (16:08).

Ken Ohka is your winner of the 2017 Ganbare☆Climax! Ohka had to face and beat one of his rivals KENSO to be crowned the tournament’s first winner. KENSO had KAZMA SAKAMOTO in his corner to help out but that plan backfired late in the match when a Lariat aimed for Ohka hit KENSO instead. Ohka hit the Fire Spear several times but the referee was out of action every time. Another Fire Spear hitting KENSO in mid-air led to one final Spear for the three count.

KENSO congratulated Ohka for winning the tournament and called him the “fucking best”. He then switched the subject over to his ally Hollywood GOTA. KENSO announced that GOTA was dismissed from the New York Head Hunters! GOTA was as surprised as anyone else but left when SAKAMOTO hugged him goodbye. KENSO said he wants the Ganbare☆Climax to become as big a prize as the G1 Climax then left the ring. Ohka thanked the fans, friends and family for their support. There was no prize money or championship on the line but everyone still fought their best. He then announced his next Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title defence will be on 21st September. His opponent is somebody from his past, a wrestler who was part of the same Dragon System class that he flunked out of. It’s “brother” YASSHI!

KENSO defeated Dave Crist to advance to the final. At first KENSO showed respect to Crist and fought clean. But as the match went and the fans rallied behind Crist, KENSO became more aggressive and refused to break holds or follow the ref’s orders. He countered Crist’s Axe Bomber with the Soul’s Leg Lock and forced Crist to submit.

Ohka was able to beat GENTARO in the semi-final by countering a Cross Armbreaker into a Cradle pin. GENTARO was upset over the result and still wanted to fight Ohka after the bell. He had to be held back by the referee. It was clear he was disappointed in his tournament run ending this way.

The father/son duo of Mitsuo Momota & Chikara won their grudge match against Kendo Kashin & Yumehito Imanari. Kashin today weighed in at 88kg and he entered the ring carrying a wand he borrowed from Fairy Nihonbashi at a WAVE show the day before. The match had a weird ending where Momota held Imanari in place for Chikara to hit him with the Sabre Chop. However, Kashin then grabbed Momota and held him in place too. Chikara hesitated but did the Sabre Chop. Momota somehow ducked so both Imanari & Kashin were hit. Momota then rolled over Imanari in a School Boy for the pin. After the match Kashin said he had a talk with Sanshiro Takagi and they agreed to book Kashin Vs Momota at Sumo Hall on the morning of DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017”. The match will begin at 6:30 am. Takagi was in the audience and he denied making the match or ever talking to Kashin.

Shota was the ring announcer for all three days of the tournament and by the time Day 3 began he was running out of topics to talk about during the opening ceremony. He acknowledged there was another Climax tournament happening nearby and his Twitter timeline was a confusing mixture of tweets about both shows.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “ITSUKA NO MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016” Results

December 22, 2016

ohka-15th

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “ITSUKA NO MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016”, 22/12/2016
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.