GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SHANGRI-LA 2019” Results

June 2, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SHANGRI-LA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Tokyo BumB Sports Culture Museum Multi Studio
132 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganpro Vs Hokuto Pro Wrestling! Hot And Strong Bounce Young Boys: Shigeyuki Kawahara defeated Shuhei Washida with the Swanton Bomb (8:46).
2. Haru HARU Vs Actwres girl’Z! Four Flowers Bloom In BumB!: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE defeated Himeka Arita & Misa Matsui when Haruhi pinned Matsui with the 79.5MHz (13:33).
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Real GUTS Army 2nd Round ~Remake Of Smoke~: Guts Ishijima & Shota defeated Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura when Shota pinned Ohka with the Gannosuke Clutch (12:31).
4. PochaJo Another Story ~Encounter With The Female Version Of Atsushi Onita~: Miss Mongol defeated Yumehito Imanari with a Senton (12:12).
5. Inevitability Or Fate’s Mischief? Team Drift And DNA Clash In Ganpro!: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase when Ishii pinned Watase with the Flying Kneel Kick (18:14).

Keisuke Ishii noticed that the main event ended after 18 minutes and 14 seconds, the same exact amount of time as his match with Tetsuya Endo for the KO-D Openweight Title a few weeks ago. He also said it was so much fun and exciting to wrestle Shigehiro Irie again. He now wants to wrestle him one on one.

The new war between Ganbare☆Wrestling and Real GUTS Army went ahead today. Guts Ishijima & Shota won the first battle over Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura in the middle of the show but they made their presence felt again later. When the show ended, Ohka’s speech in front of the fans was cut short by an attack by GUTS. Ishijima was about to give Ohka the Facebuster when Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol came to the rescue. With the enemy sent fleeing, Imanari called for an alliance between Ganpro and Pocchari Joshi. Together they can be called GPW! The three challenged Guts-gun to a trios match on 16th June. Ishijima accepted with Shota and Masked Mystery as his partners. Ishijima also said that Yoshimura Pro Wrestling is on his side in this war.

Imanari’s Pocchari Joshi project will show up again at Shin-Kiba 1st RING on 20th August.


Princess Cup, Wrestle Matsuyamania, Heaven Summit, Nakano’s Big Matches

May 31, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 01/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Way Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Pom Harajuku Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Sakisama & Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma & Himawari Unagi
3. Shoko Nakajima, Yuka Sakazaki & Miu Watanabe Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Mirai Maiumi
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1H: Yuna Manase Vs Yuki Aino
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1G: Maki Itoh Vs Raku
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1F: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mina Shirakawa
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki

The other half of the Tokyo Princess Cup 1st Round takes place tomorrow.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SHANGRI-LA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Tokyo BumB Sports Culture Museum Multi Studio

1. Ganpro Vs Hokuto Pro Wrestling! Hot And Strong Bounce Young Boys: Shuhei Washida Vs Shigeyuki Kawahara
2. Haru HARU Vs Actwres girl’Z! Four Flowers Bloom In BumB!: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Himeka Arita & Misa Matsui
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs True Guts-gun 2nd Round ~Remake Of Smoke~: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Guts Ishijima & Shota
4. PochaJo Another Story ~Encounter With The Female Version Of Atsushi Onita~: Yumehito Imanari Vs Miss Mongolia
5. Inevitability Or Fate’s Mischief? Team Drift And DNA Clash In Ganpro!: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

Members of RENEGADES are reunited, members of Team Drift are reunited and members of DNA are reunited in the main event.

DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Ehime World Trade Center

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Pokotan Vs Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Asuka Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Pulp Bonjin (w/ Cutiely The Ehime)
3. Model Wrestler Vs Gravure Wrestler! Innocent Single Match: Saki Akai Vs Mina Shirakawa
4. There ☆ Is A Dream! Ryutaro Watanabe (DDT Matsuyama Affiliation) Big Match!: Hideki Suzuki Vs Ryutaro Watanabe
5. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
6. From Showa To Heisei And To The Reiwa! Matsuyama Famous Special 8-Man Tag Match That Keeps Running With The Times: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya & Rising HAYATO Vs Tatsumi Fujinami, Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

A big show in Ehime before we go to Ota Ward.

BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH ~TRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE~”, 09/06/2019
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki

1. Masato Kamino Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
2. Best Stretchman V3 & Stretchman Man Vs Yusukue Kubo & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Takumi Tsukamoto & Fuminori Abe
4. Takato Nakano Local Triumph! Special Single Match: Takato Nakano Vs Yuko Miyamoto
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2C: Minoru Fujita Vs FUMA
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2D: Yasu Urano Vs SAGAT

A great homecoming gift for Takato Nakano. He gets a match with Yuko Miyamoto!

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ goes into the 2nd Round. The winners of the two matches here will face each other in the semis.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “N.O. 2019”, 16/06/2019
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Australian Single Match! First Time Visiting Japan Vs Living In Japan: Champ Phoenix Vs Choun-Shiryu
2. Aim For First Victory! Young Warrior Vs Song Writer!: Shuhei Washida Vs Mitomi Masayuki

Australian wrestler Champ Phoenix is coming over to Ganbare☆Wrestling from Pro Wrestling Power. He is 180cm tall, weighs 92kg and is from Queensland. Shota discovered him when he went on an excursion to Australia this past April.

BASARA “BASARA 98 ~ASUKAYAMA~”, 16/06/2019
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2A: Takato Nakano Vs Ryota Nakatsu
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2B: Isami Kodaka Vs Tsutomu Oosugi (w/ Banana Senga)

Nakano already eliminated one former tournament winner. Next he gets the chance to eliminate last year’s winner!

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RAMPAGE IN THE HOLY LAND OF YOSHIMURA PRO WRESTLING SP!”, 18/06/2019
ARENA Shimo-kitazawa

1. Yoshimura Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Guts Ishijima Vs Masked Mystery

Ganpro is holding a special small scale show for DDT UNIVERSE members at a bar called ARENA Shimo-kitazawa. The venue is home for a tiny indy outfit called Yoshimura Pro Wrestling. I looked them up and found a match between an MMA guy against a swing with Kuishinbo Kamen as the referee. So this is right up my alley.


Yukio Naya Joins DDT, New Maruange Matches, Sendai Girls Vs ALL OUT

May 14, 2019

DDT “GOLDEN DDT THEATER 2019”, 25/05/2019
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Shunma Katsumata Return Battle: Shunma Katsumata Vs X
2. DDT Extreme Title: Antonio Honda (c) Vs Akito

Shunma Katsumata is back from injury and he’s just in time to help ALL OUT fight the Sendai Girls.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SHANGRI-LA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Tokyo BumB Sports Culture Museum Multi Studio

1. Ganpro Vs Hokuto Pro Wrestling! Hot And Strong Bounce Young Boys: Shuhei Washida Vs Shigeyuki Kawahara
2. Haru HARU Vs Actwres girl’Z! Four Flowers Bloom In BumB!: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Himeka Arita & Misa Matsui
3. Inevitability Or Fate’s Mischief? Team Drift And DNA Clash In Ganpro!: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
4. PochaJo Another Story ~Encounter With The Female Version Of Atsushi Onita~: Yumehito Imanari Vs Miss Mongol
5. Inevitability Or Fate’s Mischief? Team Drift And DNA Clash In Ganpro!: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

Actwres girl’Z and Hokuto Pro Wrestling get some representation on this show.

DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Ehime World Trade Center

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda
2. Model Wrestler Vs Gravure Wrestler! Innocent Single Match: Saki Akai Vs Mina Shirakawa
3. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Pokotan Vs Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Asuka Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Pulp Bonjin (w/ Cutiely The Ehime).
5. From Showa To Heisei And To The Reiwa! Matsuyama Famous Special 8-Man Tag Match That Keeps Running With The Times: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya & Rising HAYATO Vs Tatsumi Fujinami, Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. There ☆ Is A Dream! Ryutaro Watanabe (DDT Matsuyama Affiliation) Big Match!: Hideki Suzuki Vs Ryutaro Watanabe
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

Yukio Naya returns to DDT after his Sumo Hall appearance back in February and this time he is here to stay. On 1st May he transferred from Real Japan over to DDT after requesting the move. Turns out he likes what he sees in DDT and thinks this is where he should be. DDT has a good relationship with Real Japan so the deal was easy to make. Naya is the grandson of famous sumo wrestler and 48th Yokozuna Taiho Koki. He is 25 years old, 201cm tall, weighs 130kg and has two years of experience under his belt. Naya would like to wrestle the other heavyweights in DDT like Kazusada Higuchi and Yuki Iino. He also wants to participate in the Rojo Wrestling outdoor shows. After all he wants to be in DDT to wrestle in DDT matches.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOCHIOTOME~”, 08/06/2019
Tochigi Ashikaga Citizen Plaza Small Hall

1. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Marunage Match ~ Matsunaga Style Costume Change Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno

The Marunage matches have given DDT wrestlers the chance to get more creative. Tomomitsu Matsunaga wants the wrestlers in his match to wear different gear. He suggested Yuki Ueno to wear long tights and Keisuke Ishii to wear short talents for example.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKAASHIGANI~”, 09/06/2019
Shizuoka Kira Messe Numazu

1. MAO Marunage Match ~ Falls Count Anywhere Tag Match: MAO & Sanshiro Takagi Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Shunma Katsumata

MAO noticed that Hiroshi Yamato has been appearing in loads of different wrestling shows lately and wants to include him in DDT’s trademark Fall Count Anywhere match. He wants Katsumata to join in too because his emerging Hardcore style fits in with the stipulation. Finally MAO has decided to team with Sanshiro Takagi just to see what will happen between them. Kid playing with matches next to dynamite, folks.

DDT “SUIYO KASUKABIAN! 2019”, 12/06/2019
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki Marunage Match ~ Nerima Japan Wrestling Ring Flag Fried Series 3rd Round In Kasukabe: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Nerima Sting

Hang on a minute…

DDT & SENDAI GIRLS “ALL OUT X SENDAI GIRL’S PRO-WRESTLING”, 24/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Mika Iwata Vs Akito
2. DASH Chisako Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Chihiro Hashimoto Vs Yuki Iino
4. Meiko Satomura Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Meiko Satomura, Chihiro Hashimoto & DASH Chisako (c) Vs ALL OUT X, X & X

The feud between ALL OUT and the Sendai Girls is getting its own event! In order to settle this rivalry completely, they agreed to four separate singles matches followed by a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence as the headliner. The ALL OUT team has not been determined yet so could they have a surprise in store for the champions? What if Space Monkey comes in as a swerve?!?

Meiko Satomura has promised that the Sendai Girls will be fighting with all of their strength until they and their opponents will burn out. Konosuke Takeshita likes that because ALL OUT’s theme is that they use their full power in the ring. Yuki Iino is still embarrassed that he was pinned by Chihiro Hashimoto’s German Suplex to lose the trios titles. Katsumata’s match with DASH Chisako is under regular rules but he hopes it can be fought like a Hardcore bout. Akito said he doesn’t know much about Mika Iwata other than she does kicks. He’s used to wrestling against kickers in DDT so he thinks she doesn’t have much of a chance against him.


King Of DDT Semi Finals, Guts Revival, Wrestle Matsuyamania

May 9, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’19 ~ READY SET, GO!”, 12/05/2019
Osaka City Minato City Citizen Center

1. Yuki Aino & Pom Harajuku Vs YUMI & Makoto Kiryu
2. Mizuki Vs Mirai Maiumi
3. Marika Kobashi & Miu Watanabe Vs Hikari Noa & Raku
4. Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma
5. Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
6. Osaka Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Shoko Nakajima, Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi & Natsumi Maki

The next big event coming up for Tokyo Joshi Pro is the annual Tokyo Princess Cup beginning on the 25th.

Haruna Neko will miss this show because of a lower back injury.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2019 THE FINAL!!”, 19/05/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks Vs Gota Ihashi & Nobuhrio Shimatani
1. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: HARASHIMA Vs Soma Takao
3. Antonio Honda, Toru Owashi, Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi Vs Akito, Masahiro Takanashi, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Kota Umeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura
5. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Handicap Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
6. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Final: X Vs X

Four are left in the King Of DDT and there is plenty of history to be found in the semi-final match-ups. Kazusada Higuchi has always treated Konosuke Takeshita as a strong opponent and this time won’t be any different. Takeshita is aware that the occasion may trigger something in Higuchi to change him into something even stronger so his plan is not to trigger it. HARASHIMA and Soma Takao were allies in Smile Squash until Takao betrayed HARASHIMA to join DAMNATION. Takao wants nothing more than to win this tournament and fight for the KO-D Openweight Title in Ota Ward Gymnasium because he was born and raised in Ota.

Even though Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto will be getting a KO-D Tag Team Titles match next month, Hirata is unsure if the combined power of himself and Donaruto can work. He asked for a Handicap Match against Daisuke Sasaki to test the team out and determine if they are good enough to become champions.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 6 ~YUKINORI MATSUI REFEREE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT RUT~”, 26/05/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Favourite Mixed Tag Gauntlet: Saki Akai & Asuka Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida Vs Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni Vs Hiroshi Yamato & X
2. GENERATION BATTLE ~Young Communication Generation Vs DNA Generation~: Keisuke Ishii, Akito & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kota Umeda, MAO & Mizuki Watase
3. Special 6-Man Tag Match Of Genius People: Toru Owashi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Billy Ken Kid Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Makoto Oishi & X (w/ Danshoku Dieno)
4. Get The New Glory! Special Tag Match: HUB & Isami Kodaka Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
5. Master Vs Skill ~ Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yasu Urano
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match ~Wadachi~: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Tsubasa & Jinsei Shinzaki
7. Gongitsune Vs US Freelance Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Kikutaro
8. Super Space Time Wars Kaientai DX Vs Kishiwada Brigade ~ Special Tag Match: Dick Togo & MEN’S Teioh Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Buffalo
9. Special Tag Match ~Dramatic Dream~: Konosuke Takeshita & HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi

The team names in the gauntlet are Team Beauty And Beauty (Saki Akai & Asuka), Most Technical Combo (Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga), Original Osaka’s (Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida), Team Boo And Noise (Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani) and Team President And Small 6 (Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni). Hiroshi Yamato’s team does not have a name or a second wrestler yet.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SHANGRI-LA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Tokyo BumB Sports Culture Museum Multi Studio

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Real GUTS Army 2nd Round: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Guts Ishijima & Shota
2. PochaJo Another Story ~Encounter With The Female Version Of Atsushi Onita~: Yumehito Imanari Vs Miss Mongol
3. Inevitability Or Fate’s Mischief? Team Drift And DNA Clash In Ganpro!: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

Guts Ishijima has created a Guts World revival in a bid to unite the independent scene under his influence. Ken Ohka doesn’t trust Ishijima’s ability to do that given his reputation of quitting and failing many of his previous projects.

Moeka Haruhi, HARUKAZE and Shuhei Washida will be on the show.

DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Ehime World Trade Center

1. There ☆ Is A Dream! Ryutaro Watanabe (DDT Matsuyamania Affiliation) Big Match!: Hideki Suzuki Vs Ryutaro Watanabe
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

Tetsuya Endo ambushed Yukio Sakaguchi at the contract signing to send a message to his challenger. Nobuhiro Shimatani provoked Sakaguchi to distract him while Endo grabbed a chair for the attack. Endo also gave Sakaguchi a Low Blow before signing the contract. To add extra insult to injury, Shimatani said he would sign the contract on Sakaguchi’s behalf. He signed the words “I’m Sorry” into the column meant for Sakaguchi.

The failed DDT trainee is back for another match. Ryutaro Watanabe trained with DDT back in 2012 but injuries prevented him from ever debuting. It wasn’t until DDT came to his hometown in Matsuyama last year when he finally got his debut match. With DDT coming back to the region they want him to wrestle against Hideki Suzuki. They wanted Watanabe to face the toughest opponent available and Suzuki fits that description to a tee. The two have been in the ring together before as part of a recent Hard Hit tag match that happened in March. The time they wrestled each other was short but it was enough for Watanabe to realise how large the wall is he has to climb.