Tricolour Clash, Eruption Invade Ganpro, International Princess Title Match In Tampa

March 5, 2020

I’ll be travelling this weekend so the blog will be quiet until next Tuesday at the earliest.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SHUFFLE UNIT BATTLE BY COLOR – RED, BLUE, YELLOW GREAT CLASH IN DOJO”, 08/03/2020
Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo

1. Team Red A Vs Team Blue A
2. Team Red B Vs Team Yellow A
3. Team Blue B Vs Team Yellow B
4. 3 Way Match: Team Red C Vs Team Blue C Vs Team Yellow C
5. Team Yellow D & Team Yellow E Vs Team Blue D & Team Blue E
6. Team Blue F & Team Blue G Vs Team Red D & Team Red E
7. Team Yellow F & Team Yellow G Vs Team Red F & Team Red G

Team Red: Shoko Nakajima, Miu Watanabe, Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh, Mizuki, Yuki Aino and Mina Shirakawa

Team Blue: Hyper Misao, Yuna Manase, Hikari Noa, Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu, Mirai Maiumi and Sena Shiori

Team Yellow: Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi, Natsumi Maki, Nodoka Tenma, Raku, Pom Harajuku & Suzume

Since the last dojo show worked out so well for Tokyo Joshi Pro, they’re back for another one to keep themselves busy. The format this time is a three team tournament with each wrestler placed in a team depending on their costume colours. The girls in red and pink are in Team Red, the girls in blue and purple are in Team Blue and the girls in yellow and orange are in Team Yellow.

Each match is worth 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. If at the end of the tournament there is a tie for first place then a bonus One Count Fall match will take place featuring one chosen wrestler from each contesting team. A prize will be given to the winning team but it has not been determined yet.

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

1. That Tragedy Again? Enter The Entertainer’s Wife In The Second Call Of HARUKAZE!: Shota & HARUKAZE Vs Kuishinbo Kamen & Miss Mongol
2. Now Hit The Iron While It’s Hot! Ganpro Vs BASARA Battle: Ken Ohka Vs Tetsuo Usui
3. Worldwide Tag Match ~The Wonders Of Seiseki Sakuragaoka When India, Canada And Toyama Collide!~: Yumehito Imanari & Baliyan Akki Vs Mike Bailey & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Special 6-Man Tag Match ~THE HALFEE Vs Eruption~: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Washi Sakurai Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Kouki Iwasaki

During the week Yukio Sakaguchi used the Ninja Choke in a match to send a message out to Shuichiro Katsumura. Now Eruption are entering Ganbare☆Wrestling looking for a fight! Katsumura and his buddies are going back to using THE HALFEE alter egos to face the invaders.

BASARA rookie Tetsuo Usui isn’t even five months into his active pro wrestling career and he’s already gotten into a feud. He is now part of the bigger picture that is Ganpro Vs BASARA.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW IS COMING TO AMERICA WITH DDT”, 03/04/2020
The Ritz Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

1. DDT Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno
2. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Su Yung

The postponed International Princess Title match will now happen in Tampa!


Big Head Vs Diamond Hips, Takeshita Becomes Part Of Tanaka’s History, Old Dog Sasaki, Princess Title In USA

February 25, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 01/03/2020
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Yuna Manase, Pom Harajuku & Haruna Neko Vs Nodoka Tenma, Mina Shirakawa & Mahiro Kiryu
2. Hikari Noa Vs Sena Shiori
3. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuki Aino
4. Mizuki Vs Hyper Misao
5. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
6. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku
7. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

The contract for the Princess Tag Team Titles match was signed at the beginning of yesterday’s show. Raku is excited to have a title match and wants to be taken to a world she has never seen before. Maki Itoh is happy to have somebody as pure as Raku teaming with her. She will bring the colour of Itoh out of Raku. Miu Watanabe is still feeling frustrated over losing to Raku recently. The result makes her want to spring into defending the tag titles. Rika Tatsumi started a fight with Itoh which is stronger, Tatsumi’s “diamond hips” or Itoh’s “big head”. Tatsumi is also still bitter over losing a singles match to Itoh last year.

DDT “SHIMOKITAZAWA FIGHTING THEATER 2020”, 03/03/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Toru Owashi, Masahiro Takanashi & Keigo Nakamura
2. Special No DQ Match With Spicy Curry: Shunma Katsumata Vs Maku Donaruto
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Mizuki Watase & Thunder Rosa
4. Worldwide Match: Chris Brookes Vs Royce Chambers
5. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: Soma Takao Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO Vs Yuki Iino Vs Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Yukio Naya
6. Special Tag Match: Masato Tanaka & Takuya Sugawara Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
7. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki

Masato Tanaka is bringing over more of his outsider friends for his match against future challengers. Now Takuya Sugawara from ZERO1 is coming in to team with Tanaka and take on ALL OUT.

Not sure if having a No DQ Match against Maku Donaruto is a suitable welcome back gift but Shunma Katsumata is getting it anyway.

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKU GANRYU 2020”, 07/03/2020
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Akito Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
3. Sendai Specialty! 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Toru Owashi Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
5. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Royce Chambers
6. Born In Osaki City, MAO Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: MAO & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
7. Born In Shiraishi, Tetsuya Endo Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Iino

Nothing unusual has been added to complete the Miyagi card.

DDT “DRAMATIC PASSION OF MOBARA! 2020”, 08/03/2020
Chiba Mobara City Gymnasium Main Arena

1. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akito & Keigo Nakamura
2. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match: Nao Kakuta Vs Yoshiko Hasegawa
3. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mizuki Watase
4. Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
5. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
6. DAMNATION Vs DDT Sauna Club!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
7. Mobara City Reconstruction Support Special 6-Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Yamato, HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers

The DDT Sauna Club continues their tour across Japan.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SILVER CHARIOTS 2020”, 08/03/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Ganpro & Ganjo Special Mixed Match: Moeka Haruhi & Washi Sakurai Vs Gota Ihashi & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Battle Without Honour! Special Tag Match: Shota & Heijitsu Mask Vs Kuishinbo Kamen & Space Galaxy Warrior Andros
3. Strike While The Iron Is Hot! Ganpro Vs BASARA Battle: Ken Ohka Vs Tetsuo Usui
4. Toyama Vs India Full Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Baliyan Akki
5. Yesterday’s Enemy Is Today’s Friend! Indie Jr. Title Preliminary Battle Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Shigeyuki Kawahara

There are a few changes to this card. Keito Murota pulled out due to ill health. Tetsuo Usui is now Ken Ohka’s opponent, continuing the permanent rivalry between Ganbare☆Wrestling and BASARA. Also missing is Shuichiro Katsumura. He will be producing a ZST mixed martial arts event on the same day so he is unable to appear here.

DDT “DRAMATIC FURINKAZAN! 2020”, 15/03/2020
Aimesse Yamanashi

1. Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. Yuki Ueno Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Yamanashi Specialty! Wild Forest Volcano Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Royce Chambers

The current DDT ring announcer Inoue Mic is bringing along someone to join him as a special guest for the show. It his wife, former pro wrestler Ai Shimizu!

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~”, 20/03/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hideki Okatani Debut Match: Shunma Katsumata & Hideki Okatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. CIMA, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & El Lindaman Vs Shinya Aoki, MAO, Mike Bailey & Makoto Oishi
3. Business Alliance Vs Eruption!: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya Vs Hiroshi Yamato
5. HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji & Yuki Ueno Vs Akito, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Chris Brookes (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

After being away from the KO-D Openweight Title scene for a while, Konosuke Takeshita is excited to be chosen as the next challenger. He remembers his dad once renting an FMW video tape with Tanaka’s matches on it. Ever since then Takeshita has followed Tanaka’s career. Now his name will be written into the Reiwa era of Tanaka’s wrestling history. Tanaka was honored to hear this but he still thinks he will beat Takeshita. He is from the land of athletes worthy of being athletes because of his background with Gold’s Gym. When the match takes place, Tanaka will make the fans think he is still strong. He named the four wrestlers he thinks are the symbols of DDT: HARASHIMA, Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki and Konosuke Takeshita. Tanaka is one win away from having a clean sweep against all of them.

Sasaki briefly stole the DDT UNIVERSAL Title right after Chris Brookes became the first champion. He gave the belt back and apologised for his thievery. He promised to reflect on his actions and will only claim the title belt by winning it as an athlete. Brookes does not believe Sasaki is being honest. He thinks Sasaki is strange like an old dog. His promise is to put Sasaki out of his misery and maybe even stab him. Brookes warned that their match for the UNIVERSAL Title will not be a true representation of his ring skill. It will be a dirty match on both sides.

A lot more is happening on this show. Naomichu Marufuji returns to wrestle for DISASTER BOX, the Business Alliance of DAMNATION & #STRONGHEARTS are pitted against the newest DDT unit Eruption and 19 year old Hideki Okatani has his debut match.

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

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Kouki Iwasaki

Sometimes having a dominant champion can be boring. Kouki Iwasaki thinks that way about Keisuke Ishii and the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. Iwasaki wants to be the strongest wrestler in Ganpro. Beating Ishii and winning the title will make him just that.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIZUMOTO GENERAL SPORTS CENTER GYM 4TH ANNIVERSARY POOL PRO WRESTLING”, 22/03/2020
Tokyo Mizumoto Sports Center Gymnasium Heated Pool

1. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Yumehito Imanari & Shota Vs Hiroshi Yamato, Cherry & Gota Ihashi

This show has been cancelled. The match was supposed to be held as part of the venue’s 4th anniversary celebrations but management has called off all public events over concerns of the Coronavirus epidemic.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW IS COMING TO AMERICA WITH DDT”, 03/04/2020
The Ritz Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

1. DDT Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Su Yung

Tampa’s main event will be a rematch from last August’s Korakuen Hall show. Yuka Sakazaki and Su Yung fought to a double knockout when they choked each other out with Mandible Claws. This time around the Princess Of Princess Title is on the line so a winner must be determined!


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.


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.


MAO Vs HARASHIMA Or Tanaka? How Many Right To Challenge Gauntlets? Who Is Showing Up Now?

January 24, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 25/01/2020
Osaka City Higashinari Ward Center

1. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1A: Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa & Raku Vs Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko
2. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1B: Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Rka Tatsumi Vs Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Sena Shiori
3. Akemi Daredasore Vs La Jarochita
4. Maki Itoh Vs Dalys
5. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Winners Of Match 1A
6. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Winners Of Match 1B
7. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
8. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Final: X, X & X Vs X, X & X

Which trio will win the 30,000 yen gift voucher for restaurants around the Osaka area?

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2020”, 26/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Masahiro Takanashi, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura
2. Gamo & L’Oréal Presents Hair Arrange Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Super Sasadango Machine Vs MAO & Hiroshi Yamato
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Yukio Naya Vs Antonio Honda Vs Shinya Aoki Vs Yasu Urano
5. Special Single Match To Have Naomichi Marufuji Remember Your Name: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuki Iino
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Masato Tanaka

Even though he won the D-Ou Grand Prix and was undefeated throughout the tournament, Masato Tanaka will not consider himself the strongest wrestler in DDT until he beats HARASHIMA to win the KO-D Openweight Title. He realises that the circumstances around this weekend’s match is very different from the 30 minute draw they had back in December. HARASHIMA claims he fought to win that time but still had fun, perhaps too much of it. This time he wants to fight like the champion he is.

Yuki Iino is fired up to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles on his own. He doesn’t trust Chihiro Hashimoto and she doesn’t trust him. Hashimoto has since made comments calling Iino an idiot that has made him angry.

Naomichi Marufuji still does not remember ever meeting Kazuki Hirata or having drinks with him. Hirata handed over a pair of Hirata GO! glasses to jog his memory but Marufuji broke them instead.

Three Right To Challenge Gauntlets are up for grabs in the Battle Royal. The match will end when all three prizes are claimed. However they don’t seem to be the only Gauntlets around this time.

BASARA “BASARA 118 ~THE 4TH FOX PRINCE DAY~”, 26/01/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Daichi Kazato Vs Masato Kamino
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Ryuichi Sekine Vs SAGAT
5. Isami Kodaka Vs Tetsuo Usui
6. IRON FIST TAG Match: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo

Over at BASARA the crew is putting on a same day doubleheader. On the afternoon show the IRON FIST TAG Titles are on the line in a rematch between new champions Speed Of Sounds against the former champs IRON PRIEST.

BASARA “BASARA 119 ~THE 4TH FOX PRINCE NIGHT~”, 26/01/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: SAGAT, Tsutomu Oosugi & Masato Kamino Vs Daiki Shimomura, Yasu Urano & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Takumi Tsukamoto, Banana Senga & Tetsuo Usui Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Daichi Kazato
3. FUMA & Takato Nakano Vs Yusuke Kubo & Fuminori Abe
4. Isami Kodaka Vs Ryota Nakatsu

The evening show looks a bit random other than the main event. That match is between the two wrestlers who failed to win the Union MAX Title from Masahiro Takanashi. If the match set up is good enough for Kota Ibushi and Jay White then it’s good enough for Isami Kodaka and Ryota Nakatsu.

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

1. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Match: Yuki Iino Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 3 Way Match Anytime Anywhere: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie
3. 4 Way Match Anytime Anywhere: Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao Vs Akito
4. Beloved Hometown! Itabashi Specialty Special 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Masato Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda Vs MAO & Makoto Oishi

Apparently there’s three more Gauntlets for a total of six?

We know MAO will be facing the KO-D Champion in February but DDT aren’t taking any chances for one of the preview matches. MAO will face both HARASHIMA and Tanaka in a 3 Way Tag no matter who the KO-D Champion is after this weekend. Tanaka is bringing in his old FMW buddy Tetsuhiro Kuroda to team with him.

Cody Hall and Hiroshi Yamato will be on the show.

DDT “IBARAKI DE IKAPPEYO KATSUPE 2020”, 02/02/2020
Ibaraki Kasumigaura Cultural Gymnasium

1. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs MAO, Makoto Oishi Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Cody Hall Vs Yuki Iino
3. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
4. Ibaraki Hero Hayato “Mach” Sakurai & Tanomusaku Toba Triumph! Kasumigaura Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Hayato Sakurai & Tanomusaku Toba Vs Masahiro Takanashi, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya

MMA fighter Hayato “Mach” Sakurai returns to DDT after making a few visits to the promotion just over a year ago. Last time he accompanied Tanomusaku Toba to coach him from ringside. This time he will join him inside the ring to wrestle a match.

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

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

The surprise opponent for Cherry is Asuka! The original plan was to reveal her on the day of the show but Ganbare☆Wrestling pushed ahead to announce her due to fans not wanting to wait that long.

Daisuke Kiso is making the main event a Secret Captain’s Fall Elimination match. The match will end when a team captain is eliminated. The twist is no one knows who the captains are until the elimination happens.

Kiso only found out recently that HARUKAZE does not own a judo jacket. She might have to borrow one from Gota Ihashi.

Moeka Haruhi had to be renamed Moehiko Harumisawa after a 3 Way Match gone wrong yesterday. More on that below.

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

1. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Toyama Vs Hokkaido Full Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shigeyuki Kawahara
2. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Lotte Vs Hiroshima Full Battle: Shota Vs Shiori Asahi
3. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Nemuro Vs Hakodate Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuhiro Kuroda
4. Be A Man, Ihashi! Ganpro Special Tag Match: Gota Ihashi & HARUKAZE Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie
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

Yesterday a match was held between Moeka Haruhi, Shuichiro Katsumura and Shuhei Washida where the loser had to change their name. A contested result ended up with all three wrestlers changing their name. As mentioned above Haruhi is now Harumisawa, Katsumura is now Katsuzaki Shunosuke and Washida is now Washi Sakurai. Together the trio are called THE HALFEE.

BOYZ “(BRAND NEW) BOYZ α -VALENTINE EDITION-”, 11/02/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. BOYZ Style Dancing Song Show -Nori, Glasses, Hiroshi And Kazuki-: Hiroshi Yamato Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. BOYZ Ace Showdown: MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Fairy BOYZ: Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura
4. BOYZ-Like Exchange Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shuichiro Tominaga & Shota
5. HomoClo Revival: Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Akito Vs HARASHIMA, Keisuke Ishii & Mizuki Watase

The latest match added to the BOYZ show is an all singing, all dancing affair between Yamato and Hirata.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIZUMOTO GENERAL SPORTS CENTER GYM 4TH ANNIVERSARY POOL PRO WRESTLING”, 22/03/2020
Tokyo Mizumoto Sports Center Gymnasium Heated Pool

1. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Yumehito Imanari & Shota Vs Hiroshi Yamato, Cherry & Gota Ihashi

Ganpro saw DDT hold a wrestling match at a swimming pool and thought “We gotta try that out!”