Yasu Urano Becomes A Freelancer, Golden Week Schedule, Ganpuro Nonsense

April 28, 2017

Yasu Urano announced yesterday that he will no longer be affiliated with DDT and will be going freelance at the end of May. Urano has been wrestling for 17 years and has been with DDT for the last ten. He wants to expand his horizons with the remaining time he has left as a wrestler. He has no concrete plan for the future but there are many wrestlers out there that he has never fought before. Sanshiro Takagi encouraged him to consider wrestling abroad. He also suggested Urano to set up his own group and call it either Socrates or Wrestle Socrates because Urano is a wrestling philosopher. Urano had already gone over his decision with the rest of Smile Squash before going public. HARASHIMA didn’t believe him the first time he was told. The second time Urano told him he assured that he wasn’t quitting pro wrestling. As for Soma Takao, Urano didn’t know what to tell him so he just sent him a LINE message saying “Sorry”. He will still be a part of Smile Squash until he goes freelance but what will happen to that relationship afterwards is anyone’s guess. Urano still intends to make appearances for DDT here and there. He confirmed that he will a part of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” on 20th August.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2017”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Daiki Shimomura Vs Yuki Ueno
1. Hungry Black Bass Again Vs Crimson Nobelman: Akito Vs Soma Takao
2. Rocky Of Naniwa II And Blonde Beautiful Heidi First Time Encounter: KUDO, Masahiro Taknashi & Saki Akai Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Heidi Katrina
3. Worldwide Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi
4. DDT Extreme Title Next Challenger Decision 5 Way Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Royce Isaacs
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Kazuki Hirata Only Loser Deportation Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

Golden Week begins with a DDT/BASARA double header in Korakuen Hall. Best friends turned bitter enemies Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo headline the DDT show with the KO-D Openweight Title on the line. Endo doesn’t care much about becoming the champion. His primary goal is to crush and humiliate Takeshita.

NωA will debut their new song “We are the HERO” during the show.

The current Right To Challenge contract holders are HARASHIMA, Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazuki Hirata and Nobuhiro Shimatani.

BASARA “VAJRA 34 ~LION DASH~”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takato Nakano Debut Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial “Best Stretchman V3 In Reverse”: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Best Stretchman V3 Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Gingin Boys: FUMA & Hagane Vs YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT Vs Gunso & Shoichi Uchida
5. Super Pro Wrestling Ring Wars 2017 ~Japan Vs Trans-Am~ True Patriotic Pinfall: Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Tanaka
6. BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Yusuke Kubo Vs Dick Togo
7. BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Yuji Okabayashi
8. Union MAX Title – BASARA Three Major Special Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi is boasting of his abilities with his clear, easy to understand English spoken in an obviously American accent. He call himself the best stripper and best wrestler in the world with a perfect body that Ryota Nakatsu cannot beat. Nakatsu doesn’t believe a word that comes out of Ryuichi’s mouth. He is convinced it is really Ryuichi Kawamura playing a character. Regardless it is Nakatsu’s desire to win the Union MAX Title that drives him. He watched the belt be defended in Union Pro but never progressed far enough to challenge for the title before Union closed down.

Isami Kodaka has two matches to prepare for on the show. He will be the first opponent for the debuting rookie Takato Nakano. Then later in the show he faces the Big Japan golem Yuji Okabayashi in a first time singles match. When thinking up strategies for the match Kodaka came to the conclusion that it will be impossible to beat Okabayashi in a straightforward wrestling match. With that said he is still practicing a lot of different ideas to try and win.

The Japan Vs America rivalry continues further down the card. Ryuichi Sekine doesn’t care if the political relationship between the two countries is currently nice and friendly. He thinks his 6-Man Tag match against the Trans-Am ★ Family will be the biggest fight of the century. He wants to this match to show all the great things about the Japanese. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi responded that he loves Japan. He loves the beautiful scenery, the delicious food, the pretty women in kimonos and Tokyo Disneyland. The only thing he does not like about Japan are three particular people: Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe! Japan can improve as a country if those three people learn to speak English. So Hiroshi asked for the match to be a True Patriotic Pinfall match. The match can only be won by pinfall and the wrestlers have to cover their opponent with their country’s flag on top of them. Sekine is against the stipulation because his finisher is a submission move. The rule may also backfire on the Trans-Am ★ Family if the rumour that Trans-Am ★ Tanaka is really submission specialist Minoru Tanaka turns out to be true.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN OSAKA!”, 30/04/2017
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Yuna Manase Vs Azusa Takigawa
2. Miyu Yamashita Vs Nonoko
3. Itoh Maki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Syoko Nakajima & Mil Clown
5. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Dragon Bombers – No Countout Rules: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone

Is the No Countout Rule enough for the Dragon Bombers to finally beat SIN Biishiki-gun?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOKYO 2017”, 30/04/2017
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Enjo-gun, Osaka’s First Visit!: Mitomi Masayuki & Shibata Vs Daina Mido & Hiroto Okubo
2. Ganbare Wrestling In OSAKA Special Single Match: Yukinori Abe Vs Hiro Tonai
3. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Bombardment Double Sweet Death Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Bambi
4. I Return To Chiba’s Grace In Osaka: Minoru Fujita & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano & MIYAWAKI
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Atsushi Maruyama

According to Atsushi Maruyama, his Buzzsaw Kick has been given the official TAJIRI seal of approval. Maruyama’s next booking for Ganpuro after this show won’t be until 31st May. Ken Ohka has confirmed that if he loses the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title to Maryama then there will not be a title rematch on that date.

During the press conference to promote Ganpuro’s upcoming events, Minoru Fujita briefly dropped by to give Ohka a gift he bought in Shinjuku.

Yumehito Imanari is training for the Double Sweet Death Match by eating a very sweet cinnamon roll he purchased last week. The downside to this is the roll is already a bit mouldy.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM DEBASAKI~”, 03/05/2017
Nagoya City North Sports Center

1. Smile Squash Vs DNA!: Soma Takao & Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Cutlet Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs MAO

Will Urano and Soma Takao’s awkward partnership be fixed before Urano leaves DDT?

DDT “TOYONAKA LOVE STORY 2017”, 04/05/2017
Osaka Toyonaka City Rose Cultural Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni Vs Makoto Oishi & MAO
2. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mad Paulie

DDT is offering some Big Boy Wrestling in Toyonaka!

DDT “IBARAKI IS THE BEST 2017”, 06/05/2017
Ibaraki Tsukuba Capio

1. Hell Gate Of The Idol Challenge: Danshoku Dino Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi

Can’t let Urano leave without one more match against Shuten-dōji.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DANCE POPOCHOLINE 2017”, 07/05/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Mixed Martial Arts Warfare ~ Kickboxing Vs Karate Chop: Tanomusaku Toba Vs Chikara
2. Yumehito Vs “X”: Yumehito Imanari Vs X
3. Great COSMOS 2017: Shuichiro Katsumura & Yukihiro Abe Vs Ganbare The Great & Takafumi Ito
4. GANPRO SUPERSTAR WAR!!: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

During the press conference to promote Ganpuro’s upcoming events, Ganbare The Great briefly dropped by to give Ohka a gift he bought in Shinjuku.

The only hint Ohka is giving for the identity of Imanari’s mystery opponent is it’s a superb and popular wrestler.

The Kickboxing Vs Karate Chop match will consist of an unlimited amount of three minute rounds until there is a winner.


Fitness Shop Wrestling, Mil Clown’s Goodbye, DNA Kill The King

April 25, 2017

DDT “STREET WRESTLING IN FITNESS SHOP HARAJUKU”, 30/04/2017
Tokyo Fitness Shop Harajuku

Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Mizuki Watase Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Gota Ihashi

To celebrate the opening of a new Fitness Shop in the basement of Gold’s Gym in Harajuku, DDT will host a Street Wrestling match in the shop.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRL’S FIGHT OUT #4”, 07/05/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Mil Clown Goodbye Match: Mil Clown Vs X

It is time for Mil Clown to return home to the Magical Country. Maybe she will get the chance to see her twin sister Yuka Sakazaki over there before Sakazaki returns to Tokyo Joshi Pro one week later. Clown’s teddy companion Kumaun will also be leaving and has written a farewell message. They’ve spent 6 months on Earth and decided that it’s a nice place. They’ll miss it so hope that everyone will come to this show to say their goodbyes.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~”, 10/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. LEONA Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Yuji Okabayashi, Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Royce Isaacs, Rekka & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 3rd Battle: Dai Suzuki Vs Go Shiozaki
4. TAKA Michinoku Vs MAO
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno
6. Kazushi Sakuraba Vs Kouki Iwasaki
7. PREMIUM GIG: Kotaro Suzuki Vs Shunma Katsumata
8. MAIN GIG: Mike Bailey Vs Kazusada Higuchi

The rematch of the DNA Grand Prix final headlines the first DNA show in Korakuen Hall.


Minoru Replaces Sato For DAMNATION Show, Train Wrestling Update

April 13, 2017

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING”, 14/04/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs X
2. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryuichi Sekine Vs Yusuke Kodama
3. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Team Match: HARASHIMA, Brahmin Shu & Brahmin Kei Vs Antonio Honda, Masahiro Takanashi & Gota Ihashi
4. Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Minoru Tanaka
5. DDT Extreme Title – Ultimate Submission Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Dick Togo

Kohei Sato had to pull out of the show due to suffering from a poor physical condition. Minoru Tanaka takes his place in the semi-main event.

CHOSHI ELECTRIC RAIL X DDT “TRAIN PRO WRESTLING”, 16/04/2017
Nakano Town Station

Falls Count Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: HARASHIMA Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Rekka Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X

It was decided that HARASHIMA, Sanshiro Takagi and Rekka will be the first three wrestlers to start the match in the train. A new wrestler enters from every train station they stop at. The match will air live on DDT UNIVERSE at around 1:10 pm Japan time. However there is a possibility that poor coverage will interrupt the broadcast. If there is no stream for most of the match then DDT will add it to their on-demand archive as a free video for all DDT UNIVERSE accounts at a later date.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN OSAKA!”, 30/04/2017
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Yuna Manase Vs Azusa Takigawa
2. Miyu Yamashita Vs Nonoko
3. Itoh Maki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
4. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Dragon Bombers – No Countout Rules: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
5. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Syoko Nakajima & Mil Clown

Before Yuka Sakazaki returns from the Magical Country for a title shot, her twin sister Mil Clown gets to tangle with the champion in tag action.

A No Countout rule was added to the SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Dragon Bombers rematch.

BASARA “VAJRA 35 ~OSAKA CLUB SPRING~”, 04/05/2017
Osaka Toyonaka City Rose Cultural Hall

1. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Naoki Tanizaki

I’m down with this match.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DANCE POPOCHOLINE 2017”, 07/05/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yumehito Vs “X”: Yumehito Imanari Vs X
2. GANPRO SUPERSTAR WAR!!: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Ken Ohka wanted to team with Ganbare The Great to avenge their loss at the World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament final. But the masked wrestler isn’t responding to him on LINE so Shinichiro Tominaga will have to do instead.

On 8th July Ganbare☆Wrestling will be hosting a special 4th Anniversary show for Dai Suzuki in his hometown of Tochigi. This is news for Suzuki because he has never wrestled for Ganpuro. This is really just an excuse for Ohka to promote a show outside of Tokyo and spread Ganpuro over to a new region and apparently Suzuki owed him a favour going back to his debut match.


Sasaki Vs Togo Ultimate Submission, Royce Isaac’s Miracle Ass, Kodaka Gets Okabayashi

April 10, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TANKOSETSU~”, 11/04/2017
Fukuoka Omuta City Cultural Center Small Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Antonio Honda
2. Noble Child! Idol! Sumo Wrestler! Enchanting 3 Way Match: Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi
3. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
4. T2Hide Vs DAMNATION!: Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
5. Takeshita & Akito Vs Shuten-dōji!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
6. Omuta Specialty! The Moon Comes Out! Gorgeous 6-Man Tag Match: Yoshihiro Takayama, Shigehiro Irie & Yuto Aijima Vs Akebono, HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano

Smile Squash found a big name for a temporary replacement for Akito. They now have Akebono!

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENMANGU~”, 12/04/2017
Fukuoka Sazanpia Hakata

1. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama, Danshoku Dino & Toru Owashi
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao & Kazusada Higuchi
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
4. Speaking Of Idols The Second Game Of Trials!: Shunma Katsumata Vs Keisuke Ishii
5. Speaking Of Idols The Second Game Of Trials!: Makoto Oishi Vs Azul Dragon
6. Takeshita & Akito Vs Smile Squash!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano

The main event is a little awkward but we’ll see what Akito is like going against his former teammates.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING”, 14/04/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs X
2. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryuichi Sekine Vs Yusuke Kodama
3. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Team Match: HARASHIMA, Brahmin Shu & Brahmin Kei Vs Antonio Honda, Masahiro Takanashi & Gota Ihashi
4. Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kohei Sato
5. DDT Extreme Title – Ultimate Submission Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Dick Togo

The Ultimate Submission Match has a 30 minute time limit. Whoever gets the most submission victories within that time limit wins the DDT Extreme Title.

The last time DAMNATION put Nobuhiro Shimatani in a singles match it was against Shuji Ishikawa. Then they had several rematches throughout that show. Shimatani is going to have a long day ahead of him.

BASARA “VAJRA 33 ~RICH IN SPRING AND FALL~”, 19/04/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Preliminary Preparation For Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama
2. Episode 3 – “Best Stretchman V3 Angry Special Training”: Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe
3. IRON PRIEST Vs B FAULTLESS JUNKY’s: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Jaki Numazawa & Masashi Takeda
4. Double ★ Trans-Am Vs Cavalry!: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
5. Hardcore Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & SAGAT Vs Gunso & Naoki Tanizaki

Gunso’s success in Hardcore Matches in BASARA has now gotten Isami Kodaka’s attention. So now Gunso has Naoki Tanizaki coming in to back him up!

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.32 ~COME TOGETHER~”, 21/04/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Shogun Okamoto & Royce Isaacs Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 2nd Battle: Dai Suzuki Vs Masato Tanaka
4. Kotaro Suzuki & LEONA Vs Mizuki Watase & MAO
5. Kazushi Sakuraba & Kendo Kashin Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Mike Bailey
6. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shunma Katsumata

The winner of the main event faces Mike Bailey at the 10th May Korakuen Hall show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOGETSUKYO~”, 22/04/2017
Kyoto KBS Hall

1. Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
2. 3 Way Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs KUDO Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Yoshihiro Takayama, Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs Vs Toru Owashi, Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata
5. Takeshita & Akito Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
6. Saki Akai, The Second Local Triumph! Kyoto Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Syoko Nakajima

Syoko Nakajima gets the call up from Tokyo Joshi Pro to oppose Saki Akai in her homecoming match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TEMPURAMANJU~”, 23/04/2017
Nagano City Arts Center

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Keisuke Ishii
2. KUDO & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda & Mike Bailey
3. Smile Squash Vs DNA!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo
4. Number One In DDT Most Popular Decision Battle!: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Takeshita & Akito Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
6. DDT Nagano Sales Manager, Toru Owashi Local Triumph ~ T2Hide Vs World’s Cutest Hips: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Royce Isaacs

Danshoku Dino held a Coming Out party for Royce Isaacs at the Cholesterol Bar in Shinjuku earlier today. Isaacs explained that when he used the Lip Lock on Antonio Honda during their match at the weekend he felt comfortable with the action. Although he worked hard in America he was never happy with the situation he was in. But when he came to Japan and met Dino he was convinced to come out as gay. Dino explained that he saw the gay wrestler in Isaacs and felt a little outraged that Isaacs was holding it back. So to help him out he brought him to this bar and asked the owner Mr. Takuya if Isaacs can become accepted as a gay wrestler. Takuya said of course he would, he can even reach high enough to be No. 1! Isaacs said that even though he currently holds a Right To Challenge contract, he knows that everyone is more interested in his “Miracle Ass”. He then showed some examples of what he is talking about by using his ass to cut a banana in half, open a bottle of champagne and cook raw eggs. Dino, Takuya and Amon Tsurumi tasted each of the food and were delighted by the taste! Isaacs said everyone will get to see the Miracle Ass in action before he cashes in his RTC contract.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2017”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Kazuki Hirata Only Loser Deportation Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

In order to get a title shot, T2Hide agreed to put Kazuki Hirata’s citizenship on the line. If they lose, Hirata gets kicked out of Japan. If that’s not bad enough, Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi might have to sing his entrance music a cappella again.

BASARA “VAJRA 34 ~LION DASH~”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takato Nakano Debut Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial “Best Stretchman V3 In Reverse”: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Best Stretchman V3 Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT Vs Gunso & Shoichi Uchida
4. Super Pro Wrestling Ring Wars 2017 ~Japan Vs Trans-Am~: Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Tanaka
5. IRON PRIEST Vs Gingin Boys: FUMA & Hagane Vs YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano
6. BASARA Three Major Single Match: Yusuke Kubo Vs Dick Togo
7. BASARA Three Major Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Yuji Okabayashi
8. Union MAX Title – BASARA Three Major Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Isami Kodaka is working twice on this show. First up he will introduce rookie Takato Nakano to BASARA then he will go one on one with Yuji Okabayashi! This will be the first ever singles match between the two.

In another big match, Yusuke Kubo faces his mentor Dick Togo.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN SHINJUKU!”, 04/06/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki

Yuka Sakazaki has finished her training and is ready to come back from the Magical Country to win the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title. She’ll be switching places back with her twin sister Mil Clown. Clown received a message to go back to the Magical Country. Is this the last we have seen of her?


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN NARIMASU” Results

April 8, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN NARIMASU”, 08/04/2017
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
312 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Mizuki defeated Itoh Maki with the Cutie Special (6:09).
2. Marika Kobashi Return Battle: Nonoko & Mil Clown defeated Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi when Clown pinned Kobashi with the Mil Clutch α (12:13).
3. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Dragon Bombers: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone ended in a Double Countout (13:09).
4. Syoko Nakajima & Reika Saiki defeated Yuna Manase & Nodoka-oneesan when Nakajima pinned Nodoka with the Northern Lights Suplex (10:13).
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Match: Yuu (c) defeated Azusa Takigawa by TKO with the Katahajime (14:04).
*V4 for Yuu.

Whoever sang “Love Is All You Need” is a dirty stinking liar! Yuu defeated Azusa Takigawa with a combination of Chops, Judo Throws and the Katahajime. Takigawa did have some moments but they were grounded to a halt when Yuu blocked the Codebreaker and turned it into a Judo Throw. In her victory speech Yuu called herself a really strong fighter but realises that she will have to keep fighting the competition to keep her momentum. Suddenly Mil Clown and her teddy bear companion Kumaun entered the ring. Kumaun said it knows of an athlete worthy enough to challenge Yuu for the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title. Kumaun would like to say that athlete is Mil Clown but sadly she has been called back to return to the Magical Country. The good news however is Yuka Sakazaki is coming back! Kumaun says Sakazaki has completed her training and will challenge Yuu to a title match at the 4th June Shinjuku FACE show!

The match between SIN Biishiki-gun and Dragon Bombers ended without a winner. Martha was so scared of Maho Kurone that she had to wear sunglasses to avoid seeing Kurone’s face. During the bout Martha handed Saki-nami a bag and told her to open it up. Saki did so and pulled out the iron mask of Saki Akamiya! They forced the mask onto Kurone’s head but it split open after a Rock Punch from Saki-nami. Kurone chased Martha out of the ring while Rika Tatsumi and Saki-nami fought around ringside leading to a double countout.

Marika Kobashi returned to Tokyo Joshi Pro for her first match since becoming a high school student. She understands that she still has a long way to go as was shown here by her taking the fall. One change she is making is to reduce the amount of Chops used in her moveset. She wants to improve the accuracy and precision of the move so she has become more careful with them.

Itoh Maki was so impressed by Mizuki that she invited her to be the first member of her new unit, the Itoh Respect Army. Mizuki was happy to join because she was thinking about making new friends in Tokyo Joshi anyway.

Maki also promoted the 26th August Korakuen Hall show by showing off the event poster. A blown up image of her head takes up almost the entire poster.


Happy Motels Finale, Ganbare Tag Tournaments, Sasaki Vs Togo

March 29, 2017

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 19”, 01/04/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi
2. Toru Owashi & Shigehiro Irie Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. KUDO Vs Mad Paulie
4. Akito Vs Yasu Urano
5. Unit Opposition 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino
6. Happy Motels Final Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo

One last match for Happy Motels and it is against their bitter enemies DAMNATION.

Akito is immediately pitted against a former Smile Squash friend. Will his match with Yasu Urano be a friendly affair?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I TELL A LIE WITH MY EYES 2017”, 02/04/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Space Of Ganbare: Space Galaxy Warrior Andros Vs Andromeda KEN
2. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Ken Ohka & X Vs Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Chikara
3. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Yukihiro Abe & Keisuke Ishii Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Takafumi Ito
4. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Round 1C: Shinichiro Tominaga & Hi69 Vs Yumehito Imanari & Bambi
5. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Mitomi Masayuki & Shibata Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Ken Ohka still has not decided who he will team with in the tournament. He might even enter the tournament by himself!

Space Galaxy Warrior Andros and Andromeda KEN are wrestling each other because they both have “Andro” in their names.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “THIS IS MY WAY TO LIVE 2017”, 02/04/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
2. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
3. I Will Not Give Up Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Losers Of Match 1A Vs Losers Of Match 1B
4. I Will Not Give Up Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Losers Of Match 1C Vs Losers Of Match 1D
5. I Will Not Give Up Tag Tournament – Final: Losers Of Losers Semi Final 1 Vs Losers Of Losers Semi Final 2
6. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Final: Winners Of Semi Final 1 Vs Winners Of Semi Final 2

The Losers Tournament has been renamed the I Will Not Give Up Tournament. Still no mention of what the prizes are for the two tournaments.

BASARA “VAJRA 32 ~SPRING BAMBOO AFTER RAIN~”, 06/04/2017
Yokohama Nigiwai-za Noge Share

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Konaka = Pale One Vs PSYCHO
2. Hardcore Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Gunso
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Double ★ Trans-Am: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Abe
4. Episode 2 – Death Penalty Of Best Stretchman V3: Isami Kodaka Vs Best Stretchman V3
5. Cavalry Vs Hiroshi du Soleil: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT

Fuminori Abe is the latest wrestler to get a Trans-Am ★ Upgrade. For some reason every picture of him that Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi has been posting on Twitter is actually pictures of Maven photoshopped with the rest of the group.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN NARIMASU”, 08/04/2017
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Syoko Nakajima & Reika Saiki Vs Yuna Manase & Nodoka-oneesan
2. Marika Kobashi Return Battle: Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Nonoko & Mil Clown
3. Mizuki Vs Itoh Maki
4. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Dragon Bombers: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Match: Yuu (c) Vs Azusa Takigawa

Mizuki (formerly all upper case but now written normally) is from Kobe, is 158cm tall and was born on 16th March, 1995. She’s been wrestling on and off since December 2012. She previously wrestled for JWP and Ice Ribbon. Her signature moves are the Aquamarina and the Cutie Special. Mizuki will be a regular wrestler for Toyko Joshi Pro starting in April.

DDT “FIRST TIME ADVANCE! 2017”, 08/04/2017
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Battle Royal: X Vs X
2. You Will Kill Or Get Hurt! You Will Get Caught Or Killed! Special Single Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino
3. Spring Big Bang Battle: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mad Paulie

The annual Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Battle Royal is back! DDT’s answer to both the Royal Rumble and the Money In The Bank is used to determine the next couple of KO-D Openweight Title challengers throughout the summer.

Royce Isaacs will be making his DDT debut on this show. Isaacs participated in the DNA Grand Prix last year and was impressive enough to be brought in for a main tour in DDT.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING”, 14/04/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kohei Sato
2. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Dick Togo

The postcard plan Daisuke Sasaki put in place to find a challenger probably worked too well. Dick Togo is stepping up to the plate! Sasaki and his mentor still have bad blood brewing between them over the last year.

BASARA “VAJRA 34 ~LION DASH~”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

The Union MAX Title now belongs to Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi and his first defence takes place in Korakuen Hall. It is Ryota Nakatsu’s desire to win the title because he wrestled in Union Pro for the last year of the brand’s existence but never had the chance to chase after that championship.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOKYO 2017”, 30/04/2017
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Enjo-gun, Osaka’s First Visit!: Mitomi Masayuki & Shibata Vs Daina Mido & Hiroto Okubo
2. Ganbare Wrestling In OSAKA Special Single Match: Yukinori Abe Vs Hiro Tonai
3. I Return To Chiba’s Grace In Osaka: Minoru Fujita & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano & MIYAWAKI
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Atsushi Maruyama

Earlier this month Ken Ohka won the World Jr. Heavyweight Title over in K-DOJO. The title lineage can be traced all the way back to FMW. Ohka wants Atsushi Maruyama to be his first challenger because he has been an inspiration to Ohka and Ganbare☆Wrestling. Also if Ohka wants to be a strong champion he needs to defend the belt against strong challengers so he’s giving Maruyama the home field advantage by holding the title match in Osaka!


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN YOKOHAMA!” Results

March 25, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN YOKOHAMA!”, 25/03/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall
270 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yuna Manase defeated Maho Kurone with the Kakato Drop (6:15).
2. Mil Clown & Nodoka-oneesan defeated Reika Saiki & Maki Itoh when Clown pinned Itoh with the Mil Clutch α (10:14).
3. Yuu & Syoko Nakajima defeated Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko when Yuu submitted Takigawa with the Katahajime (11:09).
4. Red Roses In Paris Vs White Dragon! Special Single Match: Saki-nami (w/ Martha) defeated Rika Tatsumi with the Foot Choke (10:16).
5. Akane Miura Graduation Match: Miyu Yamashita defeated Akane Miura with the Crash Rabbit Heat (10:49).

Akane Miura has now graduated from Tokyo Joshi Pro. In her final match, Miura caught Miyu Yamashita’s Crash Rabbit Heat but a Buzzsaw Kick set her up for a second Crash Rabbit Heat for the three count. Yamashita was sorry that they cannot wrestle like this again from now on. She thought they were really good at fighting each other until the very end. Some old friends and rivals came by for the graduation ceremony including Saki Akamiya and KANNA. Miura said in her speech that she felt extremely sad when the match ended but she was happy to fight Yamashita one more time. When she first came to Tokyo Joshi she was blessed with good seniors and a good environment to look after her. She looks forward to seeing how the promotion will grow without her.

Once again Martha’s interference helped Saki-nami escape with a win over Rika Tatsumi. Saki-nami was almost put to sleep by the Dragon Sleeper but Martha used her mop to distract Daisuke Kiso. Tatsumi let go of the hold to attack Martha and almost pinned Saki with the Dragon Twist Of Fate. But Saki quickly caught Tatsumi in a Triangle Choke and then turned it into the Foot Choke to make Tatsumi give up. Tatsumi complained about Martha’s interference but Saki acted like she was on her own the entire time. Tatsumi figured out if Saki has someone on her side, then she should have a friend nearby too. Saki asked who was friends with Tatsumi? She was interrupted by Maho Kurone’s manic laughter. The zombie has Tatsumi’s back. Together Tatsumi and Kurone are the Dragon Bombers and they will beat SIN Biishiki-gun!

Yuu beat Azusa Takigawa in their preview bout before the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Match next month. Yuu caught Takigawa’s Diving Cross Body and turned it into the Katahajime for the submission victory. Takigawa said that she lost again and doesn’t know what it is like to win. But she believes she can beat Yuu then said how cool it would be for her first victory to also be her first championship.

The newest addition to Tokyo Joshi was introduced during the show. Mizuki is from Kobe and she has been wrestling for almost 5 years. Her debut match will take place on 8th April against Itoh Maki.

Itoh Maki brought 500 tickets for LinQ’s next concert in Nakano Sun Plaza to sell to the fans in attendance. She threatened to quit her idol job if she didn’t sell all of them.

Marika Kobashi announced she will return to wrestling in August. She had taken time off from Tokyo Joshi to focus on her education.