GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 2ND ROUND” Results

August 12, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 2ND ROUND”, 12/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
119 Fans

1. Tanomusaku Toba, Naoshi Sano & Shinichiro Wakita defeated Ben McCoy, Yanni Gianos & Hollywood GOTA when Toba pinned GOTA with the Buzzsaw Kick (9:53).
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2: GENTARO defeated Takafumi Ito with a High Angle Forward Rotation Cradle (11:02).
3. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2: KENSO defeated Kendo Kashin by Counout (12:20).
4. Ganbare The Great, Ganbare The Shooter & HARUKAZE defeated Chikara, Yukinori Abe & Yumehiro Imanari when Shooter submitted Imanari with the Ganbare The Expression Cross Armbreaker (10:36).
5. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2: Ken Ohka defeated KAZMA SAKAMOTO with the Fire Spear (14:59).
6. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2: Dave Crist defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Magdalene (16:11).

Day 2 of the Ganbare☆Climax focused on the quarter finals of the tournament. The main event saw Shinichiro Tominaga and Dave Crist getting the spotlight as the final match in the 2nd round. Tominaga tried playing mind games by daring Crist to grapple with him on the ground. That didn’t work because Crist has MMA experience. Tominaga later tried to convince Crist to take it easy on him because he has a daughter. That also didn’t work because Crist didn’t see the daughter anywhere in the room. Tominaga finally got something going when he convinced the referee to check on Crist’s shoes. The pause in action gave Tominaga the chance to do a Jumping Cutter to Crist while his guard down. Crist kicked out and hit the Square And Compass but Tominaga kicked out too. Crist then hit the Magdalene to eliminate Tominaga from the tournament. Crist brought Shigehiro Irie into the ring to translate his victory speech. He said Tominaga was a terribly strong wrestler. When Crist got on his flight to Japan he was worried he wouldn’t get to fight a good hand like Tominaga. Crist ended the speech by saying “We’re family! We are Ganbare Pro!”

Ken Ohka’s strong run continued with a victory over KAZMA SAKAMOTO. He countered the Michinoku Driver II with a Dragon Suplex then definitively put down his opponent with a Lariat, a Vertical Drop Brainbuster and finally the Fire Spear.

KENSO Vs Kendo Kashin. How those words when spoken aloud by Shota didn’t scare off the audience I will never know. Today Kashin weighed in at 120kg, way up from the 48kg he claimed to be at the day before. Kashin saw that KENSO’s shoulder was taped up and asked if he was allowed to attack it. When KENSO ignored him to try and get the fans to chant his name, Kashin decided that he could target the body part. The fans also chanted for Kashin which made KENSO angry. The two brawled outside and risked getting counted out. KENSO made it back in on time but when Kashin was about to re-enter on the 19th second, Mitsuo Momota came out and pulled Kashin away from the ring. KENSO was declared the winner by countout. Kashin challenged Momota to a 5 Vs 5 match between Ganbare☆Wrestling and NEW to be held at Sumo Hall with Yukinori Matsui as the referee. Matsui wouldn’t agree to it. Kashin then challenged Momota & Chikara to a match tomorrow. Momota accepted. Yumehito Imanari offered to be Kashin’s tag partner for the bout and he accepted him.

GENTARO Vs Takafumi Ito was mostly ground based with GENTARO coming out on top with a Forward Roll counter to Ito’s Cradle pin attempt.

Tomorrow’s semi-finals are Ken Ohka Vs GENTARO and Dave Crist Vs KENSO.

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 1ST ROUND” Results

August 11, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 1ST ROUND”, 11/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
141 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: GENTARO defeated Shinichiro Wakita with a German Suplex (6:35).
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Takafumi Ito defeated Hollywood GOTA with a Sleeper Hold (4:39).
3. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Dave Crist defeated Yukihiro Abe with the Square And Compass (9:12).
4. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: KENSO defeated Ben McCoy with the Soul’s Leg Lock (9:58).
5. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Kendo Kashin defeated Chikara with a Chicken Wing Arm Lock (6:07).
6. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated Tanomusaku Toba with the Michinoku Driver II (7:37).
7. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Shuichiro Katsumura with a Frankensteiner (13:36).
8. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Ken Ohka defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Fire Spear (13:35).

This weekend is a hot one all over Tokyo especially in the ring. Sure there is a gigantic wrestling tournament down the road heading into its final stages but Ganbare☆Wrestling had something to offer too. The first ever Ganbare☆Climax admittedly does not have any prizes for the winner but everybody competing in it wanted to fight to their best abilities.

The main event saw two close friends battling it out for supremacy. Yumehito Imanari’s wrestling gear had a slight upgrade with brand new white boots and shinpads but he’s still wrestling in his denim shorts. Ken Ohka came close to losing when he was put in a Chicken Wing Arm Lock and was warned by the referee that the match could be stopped if he didn’t respond. Ohka was able to crawl to the ropes and break the hold. Ohka ducked a Lariat and threw Imanari with a pair of Dragon Suplexes. After that the Fire Spear ended the match and Ohka was through to the next round.

Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shinichiro Tominaga was the longest match of the show by just one second, beating out the main event. Tominaga got desperate late in the match when he placed his feet on the ropes for leverage during a School Boy pin. Katsumura lost his temper at Tominaga’s cheating and went straight on the attack. Tominaga used the referee Daisuke Kiso as a shield to stop Katsumura, then he leaped over him for a Frankensteiner to get the pin. Katsumura protested to Kiso but the result stood.

KAZMA SAKAMOTO was a good sport to Tanomusaku Toba after their match. SAKAMOTO took Toba’s best punches and got the win with the Michinoku Driver II. He praised Toba for his performance afterwards.

Chikara was accompanied by his father Mitsuo Momota for his match against Kendo Kashin. Kashin’s weight was announced as 48kg. He also thought he was going to fight Momota instead of Chikara. Kashin continued to glare at Momota throughout the match. He brought in a chair and when the ref’s back was turned, threw it at Momota and blamed him for a phantom chair shot. While the ref argued with Momota, Chikara tried to avoid Kashin’s chair swinging but eventually got caught. Kashin submitted Chikara with a Chicken Wing Arm Lock but refused to let go until Momota stopped him.

KENSO caught Ben McCoy’s Missile Dropkick and turned it into a Leg Lock for the submission victory. KENSO goaded McCoy at the start by asking for a handshake and then cheap shotting him. He later attacked him with a chair outside the ring.

Yukihiro Abe was having a bad weekend. Not only was he eliminated in the first round by Dave Crist but he had to miss this year’s Comiket to compete in the tournament. Crist countered Abe’s Sister Abigail into the Square And Compass to win.

Takafumi Ito was displeased to be paired with Hollywood GOTA in the first round. This sloppy wrestler isn’t going to provide a challenge for him. He was proven right when GOTA slipped off the top rope. Ito quickly applied a Sleeper Hold and the referee stopped the match for GOTA’s safety. Ito goes through.

GENTARO and Shinichiro Wakita kicked off the tournament with a respectful back and forth match. GENTARO encouraged Wakita to fight him with all he’s got but the skill gap between them was clear to see. GENTARO blocked a Brainbuster and finished with a German Suplex to advance.

Tormorrow’s 2nd Round matches are Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Dave Crist, KENSO Vs Kendo Kashin, KAZMA SAKAMOTO Vs Ken Ohka and Takafumi Ito Vs GENTARO.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2016” Results

October 2, 2016

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2016”, 02/10/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,091 Fans – Super No Vacancy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

August 1, 2016

ohka-beats-fujita

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “UNTIL THE WORLD ENDS… 2016”, 30/07/2016
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
165 Fans – Super No Vacancy Fulle House

1. USA! USA! USA!: Shota defeated American Balloon with a Sunset Flip (6:40).
2. Stop It A Veteran Of The Mystery!: Mars Spector defeated Mitomi Masayuki & Rainbow Kawamura when Spector submitted Masayuki with an Achiiles Tendon Hold and Kawamura with a Guillotine Choke at the same time (6:28).
3. Transformation And Goddesses, Encounter Gatomubu!: Yukihiro Abe & Sayaka Obihiro defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & Ai Shimizu when Abe pinned Tominaga with the Abe☆Jienotsu☆Clutch (12:17).
4. Wrestling & Martial Arts DX: Takafumi Ito & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Chikara & Yumehito Imanari when Katsumura submitted Imanari with the Ninja Choke (15:59).
5. Is He A True Friend?: Ken Ohka defeated Minoru Fujita with the Spear Of Flame (21:34).

The grudge between Ken Ohka and Minoru Fujita in Ganbare☆Wrestling has been surrounding them for over a year. Alliances, betrayals and a lot of spilt blood had come between the two. When Tomodachi-gun collapses Fujita claimed he turned over a new leaf. Again. He and Ohka faced off one more time to settle their issues and neither of them held back. Fujita was busted open early on when Ohka hit him with a chair during a ringside brawl. Fujita retaliated by targeting Ohka’s foot and bashing it against the ring post. He countered the Spear Of Flame into a Cradle for a nearfall but Ohka hit the move on his second attempt. Fujita locked in a Triangle Choke but Ohka reached the ropes and then hit a Dragon Suplex. Ohka hit the Spear Of Flame again and that got him the three count.

Despite all the bad blood between the two, Ohka just wanted Fujita to be his friend again. Fujita said his plan to take over Ganpuro took the over a year to execute and all came down to this match. And it ended in failure. Fujita admitted defeat and admitted he lost to the pro wrestler, Ken Ohka. Fujita was about to leave until he remembered something. Both Hi69 and Madoka left him high and dry last month. He knows they are still enemies of Ganpuro. Ohka offered Fujita to continue wrestling in Ganpuro and this time he can do it as his friend. Ohka also wants Fujita to wrestle at Ganpuro’s Korakuen Hall debut in October. Fujita gave a wry smile and walked away. He then stopped himself and accepted the offer. He was going to go there as the “ace” anyway.

Takafumi Ito & Shuichiro Katsumura didn’t get along during their tag match with Power Of Dreams. When one was in the ring wrestling the other would yell instructions and criticisms at the wrestling holds. Katsumura got the submission win but when he tried to shake Ito’s hand after the match, Ito grabbed his arm and put him in an Armlock.

Yukihiro Abe is back in Ganpuro’s good graces after he left Tomodachi-gun. Although he lost to Fujita last week he was back to winning ways here with Sayaka Obihiro. Ohka watched them team together and afterwards told Obihiro she passed the test to prove she is a suitable replacement in Ganpuro for Emi Sakura. In Ohka’s eyes Obihiro and Sakura are equals. Obihiro then told Ohka that Sakura will indeed come to Ganpuro soon. If this place is good enough for Obihiro then it’s good enough for Sakura too.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “~RUBBISH HEAP★WRESTLING RAISING AN ARMY 2ND LEG FUJITA’S MUSIC IS THE WORLD 2016~” Results

June 17, 2016

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOMODACHI-GUN BOX OFFICE ~RUBBISH HEAP★WRESTLING RAISING AN ARMY 2ND LEG FUJITA’S MUSIC IS THE WORLD 2016~”, 16/06/2016
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum
142 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka defeated Chikara with the Spear Of Flame (2:37).
2. Shuichiro Katsumura Imperial Inspection: Dr. Kirico (Takafumi Ito) & American Balloon defeated J-Soul Pandita III IV & Uchu Galaxy Alien Rubbish Heap★Andros when Kirico submitted Andros with a Double Wrist Lock (4:24).
3. Enjo-gun General Vs Veteran Of Mystery: Mars Spector defeated Shibata with the Cross Armbreaker (3:40).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Rubbish Heap★Wrestling BAD COMMUNICATION Contra BAD COMMUNICATION Loser Banishment 10-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Shota, Shinichiro Tominaga & Ai Shimizu defeated Minoru Fujita, Hi69, Madoka, Yukihiro Abe & Bambi (26:16).
4a. Rubbish Heap★Wrestling eliminated Shota by Ring Out (3:06).
4b. Minoru Fujita eliminated Ken Ohka with the Tombstone Piledriver (6:35).
4c. Minoru Fujita eliminated Bambi by Ring Out (10:05).
4d. Yumehito Imanari eliminated Yukihiro Abe with a cradle (14:11).
4e. Minoru Fujita eliminated both Yumehito Imanari and Madoka by Double Ring Out (14:11).
4f. Hi69 eliminated Ai Shimizu with the Transformer Rave (19:58).
4g. Shinichiro Tominaga eliminated Minoru Fujita by Ring Out (22:01).
4h. Shinichiro Tominaga eliminated Hi69 with a Cradle (26:16).
*Rubbish Heap★Wrestling is prohibited from using “BAD COMMUNICATION – ULTRA Pleasure Style” as a theme song. Hi69 is expelled from Ganbare☆Wrestling.

A high stakes main event was the big story surrounding this show. Tomodachi-gun was in charge and Minoru Fujita used his power to make Ken Ohka wrestle twice, first in the opener and then in the main event. All members of the losing team in the main event would be prohibited from using “BAD COMMUNICATION” as their theme song. Also the last wrestler eliminated would be banished from Ganbare☆Wrestling. Shota was the first elimination. Fujita attacked Ohka with a chair until Daisuke Kiso stopped him. Fujita then gave Ohka a Tombstone and Kiso counted a fast 3 count. He then took off his shirt to reveal a Fujita shirt underneath! Bambi was furious at what she saw and turned on Tomodachi-gun. Fujita gave Bambi the Tombstone and threw her out of the ring. Tomodachi-gun then began to fall apart when Madoka accidentally struck Yukihiro Abe resulting in Abe getting pinned. Madoka was then eliminated at the same time as Yumehito Imanari when Fujita Dropkicked both of them off the apron. Ai Shimizu was the next elimination which meant Shinichiro Tominaga was the last Ganpuro wrestler remaining. Against all odds he was able to knock Fujita over the top rope and then counter a Cross Facelock from Hi69 into a Cradle to win the match! Hi69 is now banished from Ganpuro!

Tominaga praised Hi69 as he left ringside. Madoka then argued with Fujita over Fujita eliminating him. Fujita said it wasn’t a betrayal but a sacrifice to help win the match. Madoka pointed out that they still lost and decided to quit Tomodachi-gun! With both Bambi and Madoka gone Fujita went over to Abe to find some comfort. He told Abe that Tomodachi-gun will have to disband but they will have a singles match together next month as part of Abe’s graduation from the group. Abe bowed to Fujita and offered a handshake. He then hit Fujita in the gut and DDT’d him! Defeated and alone in the ring, Fujita asked to speak with Ohka. He talked about his fights with Ohka over the last year and how no matter the situation he put in front of him, Ohka always worked hard. Fujita asked if he was a fool all this time? Ohka gave an emotional response and tearfully told Fujita they can fix their friendship. They can fix it by having a wrestling match on 30th July.

Even with some dirty help from Mitomi Masayuki, Shibata was easily defeated by the Mars Spector. When Shibata knocked over the referee, Masayuki came in and Low Blowed Spector. The mysterious wrestler recovered and got rid of Masayuki with Middle Kicks. He then pounded on Shibata before tapping him out.

Unable to wrestle, Shuichiro Katsumura appeared at the show walking on crutches. His role was to watch a tag match between a former American sumo wrestler, an evil doctor, a 4th generation monster whose father was put down by said evil doctor and an alien that threatened to destroy Earth in 3 minutes. The evil doctor turned out to be Takafumi Ito in disguise. He eventually got rid of the disguise and won the match. Ito then yelled at Katsumura to heal quickly so they can fight.

KAI was unable to appear because of a rib injury so Chikara needed a new opponent. Minoru Fujita made Ken Ohka wrestle him in a bid to tire Ohka out before the main event. Ohka quickly beat Chikara then said KAI Vs Chikara will happen in Ganpuro someday.