Virus Concerns, Potential Bride For Chikara, Okinawa Title Match, Nakano Back For Iron Man Title

February 19, 2020

There is no change to the DDT Group’s entire event schedule despite growing fears over the coronavirus outbreak. However DDT is taking measures to prevent the virus from spreading. People attending the shows are advised to wear face masks and also use any hand sanitizers provided by the venue. All wrestlers will also be wearing face masks during autograph and photo sessions (yes that means they will be wearing the masks while getting their photos taken with fans). This will be the plan going forward until the status of virus infections changes.

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

Full card for the return to Ryogoku KFC Hall.

BASARA “BASARA 123 ~NISHIARAI DAISHI RING 2~”, 01/03/2020
Tokyo Nishiarai Daishi West Studio

1. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Daiki Shimomura
2. Takato Nakano Vs Masato Kamino
3. Customer Lottery Limited Skill Match: SAGAT Vs Fuminori Abe
4. Customer Lottery Tag Match: Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryuichi Sekine, Tetsuo Usui

The Customer Lottery concept is back for another go around.

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)

Due to Sanshiro Takagi’s increasingly busy schedule, he will no longer have the time to make public appearances for Gake no Fuchi Joshi. He has selected Munenori Sawa to take his place as the deputy owner. Takagi is still the proper owner of Gake no Fuchi but anything regarding public announcements, decisions and appearances will be done by Sawa from now on. Sawa wanted to decline the position but was guilted into taking it because they were broadcasting the announcement live online at the time.

Another potential bride has been found for Chikara! The idol Mao is bringing along Ichiho Shirahata from Gekijo-ban Gokigen Teikoku Ω to see the show. Shirahata is familiar with pro wrestling and has seen both Miyako Matsumoto and Tokyo Joshi Pro matches live in person. At first Chikara was worried about having to wrestle against Matsumoto because he did not want to hit a woman. But with Mao supporting him and a potential marriage with Shirahata on the line, he is motivated and ready to fight like a warrior.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.4 DECADE OF DECADANCE ~FUMA FUCKIN’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 11/04/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Okinawa Pro Title: Eisa8 (c) Vs FUMA

The inactive Okinawa Pro Title is on the line in the main event. The promotion ended five years ago and Eisa8 somehow won the title two years after he left the place. It didn’t live long but it definitely has a place in FUMA’s heart.

Kazuki Hirata will be on the show.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020”, 07/06/2020
Saitama Super Arena

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Michiaki Nakano Vs X

Souken Holdings will once again sponsor a match at DDT’s biggest show of the year. That of course also means that one of the company director’s Michiaki Nakano will be there. He still desires the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title even after briefly becoming the champion for around 30 seconds last year. He wants to be in the Battle Royal to win the title again. Takagi is considering the idea but is worried that the fans would get turned off the show when they see Nakano’s physique. Takagi will only allow Nakano to enter the match if he gets in shape for it.


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 “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 2020” Results

February 2, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
105 Fans – No Vacancy

1. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – 2 Count Fall Match: Moeka Haruhi defeated Banny Oikawa with the Double Wrist Armsault (5:52).
2. Special Singles Match – Jacket Match: Yuu defeated HARUKAZE with the Sode-guruma (7:29).
3. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Count-Up Fall Match: Asuka (21) Vs Cherry (45) ended in a Draw (6:21).
4. GanJo Type Lariat Pro Wrestling: Shigeko Deluxe, Miss Mongol & Kokoro Suzuki defeated KEIKO, Beauty Suzuki & Eagle Washida when Deluxe pinned Washida with a Lariat (10:51).
5. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Secret Captain’s Fall 6-Woman Tag Team Elimination Match: Moeka Haruhi, HARUKAZE (C) & Asuka defeated Cherry (C), Yuu & Banny Oikawa (9:16).
5a. Asuka eliminated Yuu by Ring Out (2:48).
5b. Cherry (C) eliminated Asuka by Ring Out (3:41).
5c. Moeka Haruhi and Banny Oikawa eliminated each other by Double Ring Out (5:42).
5d. HARUKAZE (C) eliminated Cherry (C) by Ring Out (9:16).

For the first time in almost 5 years, Ganbare☆Joshi got an entire show to themselves. This was the third of four events Ganbare☆Wrestling held in Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR today. Moeka Haruhi, HARUKAZE and Asuka got together for an exciting show against a trio representing the DDT Wrestling Classroom. Haruhi said her goal was to have a better show than the Katsumura-gun Vs Shota-gun event that took place earlier in the day.

The opening bout saw Haruhi take on Banny Oikawa in a 2 Count Fall match. With only two seconds needed to pin the opponent, the match was more tense than usual. Haruhi got one count nearfalls with a Diving Body Press and a Missile Dropkick. She was finally able to pin Oikawa with a Double Wrist Armsault.

HARUKAZE wanted a match with Yuu solely focused on mat wrestling so they both wore judo jackets. Yuu’s power was too much to handle. She used a Power Bomb to break out of a Cross Armbreaker and got a submission win by using the sleeve of HARUKAZE’s jacket to choke her out.

The last singles match of the challenge was between Asuka and Cherry in a Count Up Falls Match. Every second of a pin was added together until a target number was reached. The judges Ken Ohka, Kouki Iwasaki and Yumehito Imanari decided that the targets would be the wrestlers’ respective ages. So Asuka needed to reach 21 seconds while Cherry needed to get 45 seconds. It was an uphill battle for Cherry but her ring experience kept her on pace with Asuka. The match reached the point where Asuka was on 20 while Cherry made it to 44. One more second was needed for a winner to be declared. A Backslide Pin led to both women having their shoulders pinned at the same time so the match resulted in a draw. The team challenge would be decided in the main event.

The side attraction was a Lariat match between a bunch of mostly male wrestlers doing cross dressing gimmicks. Miss Mongol was the odd one out here. There was confusion when KEIKO (Keisuke Ishii) wrestled topless. Shigeko Deluxe (Shigehiro Irie) made her regret it with Chops in the corner. Theme songs of famous Lariat users played throughout the match. The Lariats turned to Dropkicks when the music changed to the AJW theme song. Eagle Washida (Shuhei Washida) got booed when he did Big Boots although to be fair “Soul Of A Champion” began to play so she was really doing a Giant Baba tribute. She did Neckbreaker Drops which are close enough to Lariats. She then did Sling Blades when “HIGH ENERGY” played. She then did a Rainmaker pose but Shigeko clocked her with a Lariat for the win.

The main event was a Secret Captain’s Fall Elimination match. Defeat the team captain to win but the captain would not be revealed until they were eliminated. Over The Top Rope eliminations were included and that was how the wrestlers were taken out of the match. When it came down to HARUKAZE and Cherry it was clear that they were both the captains. Cherry ended up standing on the ring apron and was knocked to the floor with a Spear to make the GanJo team the winners!

HARUKAZE said when she joined Ganpro, she was the only woman in the group so she was worried if she would be accepted. She didn’t get much cheers for her early matches but as time went by more and more fans supported her. Now she feels like she is a member of Ganpro.


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.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “ZENSHIN IMANARI” Results

February 2, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “ZENSHIN IMANARI”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
102 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Hero Imanari defeated Ganbare☆Slime with a DDT (?:??).
2. Hero Imanari defeated Genkaku no Yamazaki with a Bean Attack (?:??).
3. Hero Imanari defeated Mr. Lawson with a DDT (?:??).
4. Hero Imanari defeated Artificial Intelligence by Referee Stoppage (?:??).

Life is an adventure. That is the message being told by the first of four Ganbare☆Wrestling shows being held today. Yumehito Imanari put together his own Dragon Quest style adventure for the morning show. Fans entering the venue could see a collection of personal photos from Imanari’s life on display.

Inside the ring stood Ken Ohka playing the Priest class. He told the audience that the integral part of a lifelong adventure is a map. He struck a pose while the audience were given pens and paper to draw him for two minutes. When they were done, Ohka told everyone their drawing was not of him but of their own hero! The adventure they were about to embark on is their own. Hero Imanari appeared in the ring to represent everybody’s own hero.

The first battle Imanari found himself in was against the classic enemy, a Slime. A Ganbare☆Slime in fact. Imanari pinned it with a DDT to level up.

Imanari then told a story about a traumatic job he once had with a TV station in Nagoya. His boss Mr. Yamazaki hated him. An illusion of Mr. Yamazaki appeared at ringside using the power of harassment to harm Imanari. The hero was almost defeated but looked deep into his soul. He shouted back at the illusion, telling it “I am a different person from ten years ago!” He threw  bean at the illusion and it was defeated. Imanari leveled up again.

Low on HP, Imanari needed to find a shop to stock up on healing items. The ring turned into a Lawson store. However when Imanari found out the coffee he asked for did not come in the right size he found himself in a battle against Mr. Lawson. Imanari won with a DDT but suddenly the adventure began to get unstable.

The adventure’s Artificial Intelligence now had a life of its own! It demanded to know Imanari’s annual income as part of a questionnaire about the pro wrestling industry. It kept asking until Imanari gave his answer. He hasn’t changed his annual income for the last ten years but he still has a dream! He grabbed the Playstation in the ring and pulled out the game CD. The A.I. went into overdrive and shut down due to a heart malfunction. Imanari had defeated the final boss!

Ohka the Priest came back out and told Imanari that peace had returned to the temple. He praised Imanari for always being motivated going back to the first time they met. Imanari thanked Ohka for creating Ganpro and giving him a place to wrestle. He then told the audience that they are the heroes in their lives. Are you ready to unleash the hero sleeping inside you?

The show had a happy ending until Keisuke Ishii suddenly ran into the ring and gave Imanari a Fisherman Suplex. Game over.


666 And BASARA “JOINT ONE MATCH BOX OFFICE” Results

February 1, 2020

666 & BASARA “JOINT ONE MATCH BOX OFFICE”, 01/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
??? Fans

1. Iron Man Match: Yuko Miyamoto (4) Vs Isami Kodaka (4) ended in a Draw (45:00).
1a. Isami Kodaka (1) defeated Yuko Miyamoto (0) with an Inside Cradle (6:30).
1b. Puroresu Mania Mask & Barbridge (1) Vs Matsu Samurai & Masato Kamino (2) ended in a Quadruple Knockout (14:14).
1c. Shinobu (2) defeated Buddy Mask II (2) with the Naked STF (34:05).
1d. Matsu Samurai (3) defeated Shinobu (2) with the Reverse DDT (34:38).
1e. Yuko Kandori (3) defeated Matsu Samurai (3) with a Cross Armbreaker (41:04).
1f. Yuko Miyamoto (4) Vs Isami Kodaka (4) ended in a Time Limit Draw (45:00).

Yuko Miyamoto disguised himself as Puroresu Mania Mask and Yuko Kandori (his Shinobu Kandori impersonation) while Isami Kodaka turned into Matsu Samurai (his El Samurai impersonation) during the match.


BASARA “BASARA 120 ~THE 5TH FOX PRINCE NIGHT~” Results

February 1, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 120 ~THE 5TH FOX PRINCE NIGHT~”, 01/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
150 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Minoru Fujita defeated Tetsuo Usui with a Reverse Viper Hold (7:42).
2. 3 Way Match: Fuminori Abe defeated SAGAT and Yasu Urano when Abe submitted SAGAT with the Manjigatame (6:57).
3. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo defeated Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano when FUMA pinned Nakano with a Side Cradle (10:30).
4. Ryota Nakatsu defeated Masato Kaminowith a Cross Armbreaker (11:06).
5. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Konaka = Pale One ended in a Double Countout (11:31).
6. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura defeated Tsutomu Oosugi, Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato when Sekine submitted Kazato with the Combine (16:25).