GANBARE☆WRESTLING “FAN APPRECIATION DAY ~KANSHA 2017~” Results

October 11, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “FAN APPRECIATION DAY ~KANSHA 2017~”, 11/10/2017
Tokyo Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic
64 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganjo Super Fight In Ichigaya: Kaho Kobayashi defeated HARUKAZE with the 120% School Boy (4:49).
2. Who Is X??: Showtime Hart defeated Chinsuke Nakamura with a Sleeper Cutback (7:12).
3. Ganpuro Special Tag Match In Ichigaya: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when Great pinned Imanari with the Fire Spear (8:53).
4. Special Bonus Track ~ Volunteer Ganbare☆Rumble: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Ken Ohka with the Cross Facelock (8:53).
Order Of Elimination: Chinsuke Nakamura, HARUKAZE, Shuichiro Katsumura, Ganbare The Great, Shota, Yumehito Imanari, Ken Ohka.

Ganbare☆Wrestling put together a small fan appreciation show inside the Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic. Since the room is so small there was no wrestling ring. Instead some mats were placed down next to a wall with two big empty window frames in it. The main event was an open invitation Royal Rumble with eliminations occurring by pinfall, submission or being thrown out of the room through one of the window frames. As an added bonus, the winner of the match would get a portion of today’s revenue from the ticket sales as a prize. This led to Daisuke Sasaki crashing the show and winning the match after attacking Ken Ohka with a chair. Once again Sasaki was stealing money from Ohka.

Sasaki sat down next to the beaten Ohka and took out his stolen savings book. Sasaki said he went to the bank to withdraw all of Ohka’s money only to find out the account was empty! It turned out Ohka still had his bank card and the money was already taken out while Sasaki was too hungover to visit the bank. Sasaki knows Ohka’s PIN number so he demanded Ohka give him the card so he can go get the 710,000 yen. Ohka refused and demanded the return of his cash and savings book. Sasaki was confused. He thought Ohka already had his money. That’s when Yumehito Imanari confessed it was he who went to the bank to get the cash. He also knows Ohka’s PIN number so it was easy to withdraw from the account. Imanari also admitted the cash prize for today’s show was just a ruse to lure Sasaki to the show and deceive him. That’s not all. Imanari discovered Ohka often uses a Family Mart T-Point card to save money and worked out a way to triple Ohka’s savings if he can take everything back from Sasaki! Ohka promised to get his money back, triple it, build up Ganpro and also to change his PIN number.

Ganbare The Great had a silly request for the Special Tag Match. He wanted himself & Ganbare The Shooter to swap identities with Ohka & Imanari for the match. So we had Minoru Fujita & Shuichiro Katsumura wrestle as Ohka & Imanari respectively while Ohka & Imanari wore the Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter masks. Imanari decided to wrestle like a masked man and did Gran Naniwa’s Crab Walk on the window frame. Fujita pinned him with the Fire Spear. He continued to impersonate Ohka afterwards and said he will continue to say bad things every day, every week and every month. Ohka in character as Fujita promised to start paying his child support again. The two teams hugged each other and everyone had fun. Except for the referee Daisuke Kiso, he didn’t want anything to do with it.

Shota came out to the mat dressed in his normal clothing to announce he could not wrestle today because of an injury. He said his replacement was Showtime Hart. He then took off his clothes to reveal he was wearing pink and green wrestling gear underneath. This is his Showtime Hart gimmick. His mystery opponent turned out to be Chinsuke Nakamura. Hart demanded a “This Is Wrestling” chant while he had Chinsuke in a Cobra Twist. Chinsuke applied a Sleeper Hold but Hart fell back on top of him to get the three count.

Kaho Kobayashi took the time in her match to complain about the “Pro Wrestling Cannonball” movie that was made in 2014. She participated in the filming of the project but all of her appearances were cut from the movie save for a one second cameo somewhere. Ohka approached her after the match to apologise and offer her a spot in the Ganbare☆Rumble. She turned it down because she had to travel to Odate for another wrestling show taking place tomorrow.

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017” Results

September 30, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Toshima Citizen Center
138 Fans

1. Fumihiko Uwai Produce Match: Kamui defeated Dai Suzuki with the Swanton Bomb (5:29).
2. Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun: Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Mizuki Watase when Fujita pinned Watase with a Modified Cradle (14:55).
3. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Blow Up Double Sweet Tag Death Match: Shota & HARUKAZE defeated Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu when Shota pinned Imanari with the Frog Splash (12:15).
4. Forgotten K ICE BREAK: Yasu Urano defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with a Cradle (11:30).
5. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka defeated MIYAWAKI with the Fire Spear (21:06).

Ken Ohka’s road to recovery since losing his money and his championship began with a victory over MIYAWAKI. Hs spoke about MIYAWAKI’s debut match that took place in Differ Ariake back in 2002 and how both have progressed over the last 15 years. Ohka then said how hard he works at making Ganbare☆Wrestling succeed while some other chubby men stay at home doing nothing. Both Ganbare The Great and Shoichi Uchida at ringside got mad when they heard this but Ohka told them to use that anger as motivation. Great told Ohka he’ll kill him then left.

The mess made by the Double Sweet Death Match made both Shinichiro Tominaga and Yasu Urano conscious over bits of food flying at the audience while they wrestled each other. So they tried to take it easy at first until the tension between them grew and grew.

The entire venue was filled with the smell of food after the Double Sweet Death Match. The teams of Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu and Shota & HARUKAZE battled it out in a ring filled with snacks and candy. Long marshmallow bars were attached to the ropes like lighttubes and cracker pops were placed on the turnbuckles rigged to explode at a certain point. The ring was a mess by the end of the match. A bell rang again to warn everyone of something. Everyone continued fighting until the crackers all exploded, knocking everyone out.

Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida spent their match finding different ways to misbehave. They both shook Shuichiro Katsumura & Mizuki Watase’s hands then refused to let go. They then complained about how hard it was for them to wrestle today whenever their opponents got the upper hand. It was only when some young fans in the audience started cheering “Batsuichi!” that they became motivated to wrestle. Fujita low blowed Watase and pinned him with a Wrist Clutch Small Package to more chants of “Batsuichi!”

Ganpuro were given a boost by the visit of wrestling promoter Fumihiko Uwai to their show. Uwai congratulated Ohka on bringing Ganpuro this far including a successful show in Korakuen Hall. He is looking forward to seeing what is next for the company. Uwai stuck around to do ring announcing for the Dai Suzuki Vs Kamui match.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017” Results

September 22, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE
419 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Power! Vs Yeah Come On!: Chikara defeated Gota Ihashi with the Saber Chop (4:49).
2. “Kamen Women” Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: Emi Sakura & Riho defeated HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura when Sakura submitted Kawamura with the Shukurimu (9:20).
3. Battle Without Injustice ~Shinjuku Death Battle~: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Osamu Namiguchi by TKO with a High Kick (8:50).
4. Shota’s Ganbare☆Wrestling Return Warfare: Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe defeated Shota & Yumehito Imanari when Ishii pinned Abe with the Awakening Power Bomb (12:25).
5. Ganpuro Wrestling Summit: Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga when SAKAMOTO pinned Tominaga with an Arm Cradle (11:30).
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) defeated “brother” YASSHI with the Fire Spear (20:45).
*V3 for Ken Ohka.

The Independent World Jr. Title still belongs to Ken Ohka after a hard fought victory against “brother” YASSHI. Ohka kicked out of YASSHI’s big moves like the Nice Jamaica and the Flying Big Head. Ohka hit back with a Headbutt and a short range Fire Spear for a nearfall. Ohka then finished YASSHI off with a Veritcal Drop Brainbuster and another Fire Spear to win. Ohka gave an emotional speech to YASSHI after the match. Ohka didn’t know anything when they first met. He wasn’t physically strong or had any athletic achievements but he still wanted to be a pro wrestler. So he found the Dragon System, joined their wrestling school and met YASSHI for the first time. Ohka can’t say who was the bigger fool of the two when they went their seperate ways. Ohka had quit and returned to wrestling so many times over 17 years. Today in Shinjuku FACE he and YASSHI had a big match together. He is so happy he gets to wrestle his colleagues now. Ohka fell onto YASSHI and hugged him. YASSHI was crying too and he didn’t know why. He didn’t care about winning a championship today. He came here today to look for an answer and now he found it. He wanted to fight a confident and emotional wrestler who would put it all on the line with no regrets. Today’s match wasn’t for “brother” YASSHI, it was for Yasushi Tsujimoto. He said there is not a single wrestler like Ken Ohka in this industry. YASSHI pleaded with Ohka to continue wrestling and to do so with pride. With the silly emotional stuff out of the way, YASSHI snapped back to his regular self and told Ohka he made a jealous enemy today. When they meet again in this ring, YASSHI will kill him!

When YASSHI left ringside, Ohka went into his finishing speech but was suddenly interrupted by an unexpected visitor. It was Daisuke Sasaki and he was carrying the DDT Extreme Title! Sasaki thought Ohka was going to lose but he proved him wrong. Sasaki called it a great match that moved him and he hopes the 3 Way Match in DDT on 24th September will be just as good. He wanted to shake Ohka’s hand. It was a trap and Sasaki kicked Ohka below the belt! Sasaki mocked Ohka for falling for his trap. He doesn’t care about championships, he’s here to win the 660,000 yen that Ohka would have gambled had he lost his championship today. Ohka told Sasaki he has no need to gamble it now. His Independent World Jr. Title will be defended in the match as planned so he has no need to put his money on the line anymore. Sasaki silenced Ohka when he pulled something out of his pocket. It was Ohka’s savings book! Sasaki stole it backstage during the main event. Sasaki looked through it and discovered that Ohka now has 714,146 yen in his account. Ohka called for help and several Ganpuro wrestlers ran into the ring to grab the book. Sasaki fought all of them off. Ohka got up and Headbutted Sasaki. He went for the Fire Spear but Sasaki dodged it and Ohka speared himself into the turnbuckles. Sasaki fled the ring with Ohka’s savings book. Ohka’s money is gone but he will still defend his title in DDT on 24th September. Then he will defend it again against MIYAWAKI back in Ganbare☆Wrestling on 30th September.

The Awakening Power Bomb that Keisuke Ishii used to win his match is a Sit Down Thunder Fire Power Bomb. The match was also Shota’s return bout for Ganbare☆Wrestling. His first match back from injury happened the day before in Guts World. His partner for the match Yumehito Imanari apologised for taking the fall and letting him down.

Shuichiro Katsumura stopped Osamu Namiguchi with a Benadryller style High Kick to win by TKO. Although he was still dazed, Namiguchi grabbed a microphone and thanked Katsumura for not holding back against this dying semi-pro wrestler. However Namiguchi wasn’t satisfied by how he lost and now feels like the worst wrestler in Japan. He begged Katsumura to strike him right in the brain and finish him off. Katsumura said he didn’t understand what Namiguchi was saying. He noted that the match they just had was advertised as a Shinjuku bout. So they should have more matches against each other in places like Shin-Kiba and other cities. Namiguchi shouted with approval.

Nanaka Kawamura made quite an entrance for her debut wrestling match. She entered wearing a hockey mask, carrying a floral designed chainsaw and was accompanied by four other girls doing the same. Emi Sakura was announced as the “Youngest Active Idol Wrestler” during her introduction, which made her glare at the ring announcer. She also glared at Kawamura when she offered a respectful handshake at the start of the match. Sakura & Riho put Kawamura through the usual rookie’s welcome while HARUKAZE did what she could to aid her partner. Kawamura eventually submitted to Sakura’s Shukurimu but was praised by Ken Ohka after the match. Ohka urged Kawamura to continue and one day she will get her first victory. Ohka then praised Sakura for her entire career but accidentaly made her mad when he said she gave up the chance of marriage to do what she does. Sakura scolded Ohka for his words then turned to Kawamura. Sakura is happy to get new challenges and Kawamura should be too. Kawamura said it was her mother’s dream to become a pro wrestler and today she made it come true on her behalf. Kawamura wants Sakura to come back so they can have more matches together.

There was a special guest in attendance for today’s show. Katsuji Nagashima has worked behind the scenes for New Japan and World Japan. He spoke with several wrestlers in the ring throughout the show and asked for everyone to nickname him Wolf. He handed a book to Imanari and told him it was the same book he gave to Kensuke Sasaki when he convinced him to leave New Japan for World Japan. He said he made Sasaki betray Riki Choshu. Now he thinks Imanari should betray Sanshiro Takagi! At the end of the show he told Ohka he was surprised by what he saw. He felt like he watched pro wrestling for the first time again. He offered to lend Ohka 10,000 yen after he saw Sasaki steal his money. He then asked Ohka to call him Wolf again.


NON-FIX, Princess Tag, Double Sweet Death Match

September 12, 2017

DDT “NON-FIX ~ 9.13 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL EXTRA EDITION VOL. 2”, 13/09/2017
Shibuya Club ATOM

1. Soma Takao Vs Diego
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Keisuke Ishii & Mike Bailey
3. DAMNATION Vs YaroZ!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. 4 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Muscle Sakai Vs Ken Ohka
5. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs HERO!, MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Poison Sawada JULIE Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Donation boxes for TAKAYAMANIA will be provided at the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKOHAMA DE BAKOON!”, 16/09/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Nonoko
3. 3 Way Match: Reika Saiki Vs Azusa Takigawa Vs Nodoka-oneesan
4. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima Vs Maki Ito & Mizuki
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: Yuna Manase & Marika Kobashi Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone

Three teams are gone, four remain in the tournament.

BASARA “VAJRA 47 ~FEAST~”, 19/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. A Professional Wrestling Agency Which Can Be A Matrix: Gouma Ryu Vs Kuishinbo Kamen
2. Betrayal Of Senga? Danger Team Best Stretch: Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Hercules Senga & Takato Nakano
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano
4. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
5. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Blessed Edition~: Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ryuji Ito & GENTARO

What would Kuishinbo Kamen need legal advice for?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Power! Vs Yeah Come On!: Chikara Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Ganpuro Wrestling Summit: GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
3. Battle Without Injustice ~Shinjuku Death Battle~: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Osamu Namiguchi
4. Shota’s Ganbare☆Wrestling Return Warfare: Shota & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe
5. “Kamen Women” Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura Vs Emi Sakura & Riho
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs “brother” YASSHI

As much as Ken Ohka is looking ahead to future challenges as mentioned below, some of his plans will fall apart if he loses to “brother” YASSHI.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? ~DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~LAST REQUEST SPECIAL!~”, 24/09/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Diego Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase
2. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Rocky Kawamura & Ryuichi Sekine
3. Soma Takao & Yasu Urano Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Yuu (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Akito Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuni Vs Royce Isaacs Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Yoshihiko
5. DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match That Danshoku Producer Wants To Show Everyone But Is Worried Whether It Will Be Suitable Content: Danshoku Dino Vs Super Sasadango Machine
6. DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match That Danshoku Producer Wants To Show Everyone: HARASHIMA Vs KUDO
7. KO-D Openweight Title, DDT Extreme Title & Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (E/c) Vs Ken Ohka (I/c)

The YaroZ team have sent a warning that they will target Saki Akai in Match #2.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “OSAKA DE BAKOON!”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Miyakojima Kumin Center

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Mizuki

Mizuki pinned Reika Saiki in the TOKYO Princess Tag Tournament, so that makes her the No. 1 Contender.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Toshima Citizen Center

1. Fumihiko Uwai Produce Match: Dai Suzuki Vs X
2. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Blow Up Double Sweet Tag Death Match: Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu Vs Katsumi Oribe & HARUKAZE
3. Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun: Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shota
4. Forgotten K ICE BREAK: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano
5. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka Vs MIYAWAKI

Ganbare☆Wrestling only visits Osaka a couple of times a year so when Ohka found out he had an opportunity to wrestle MIYAWAKI, he couldn’t say no. If Ohka is still the Independent World Jr. Champion then he will defend the title against him.

Yumehito Imanari is still upset over the lack of plump women in Ganpuro so he’s making his match with Sumire Natsu and HARUKAZE a Double Sweet Death Match! Candy will be everywhere for this one. He was hoping Viper would get booked because she is in Japan for a Stardom tour. He’d be happy to book Toni Storm too. She doesn’t seem to be his type but he likes her face. Ohka is refusing to book them for the show because they already have Natsu and HARUKAZE.

Promoter Fumihiko Uwai will be attending the show to do some ring announcing and also select Dai Suzuki’s opponent.

DNA “DNA 37”, 12/10/2017
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

1. Yuki Ueno Vs Koju Takeda
2. Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo
3. Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Diego

DNA continues to be attack on two fronts. Kouki Iwasaki & Diego are trying to stop Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo’s new reign of terror. Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani are standing up to Keisuke Okuda after his claims that DNA’s wrestlers are lukewarm talents. It looks like the only outsider getting along with DNA is Koju Takeda. He and Yuki Ueno enjoyed teaming together at “DNA 36” and now want to see who is the better man between them.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 FINAL ROUND” Results

August 13, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 13/08/2017
Tokyo KFC Hall
247 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Semi Final: Ken Ohka defeated GENTARO with a Cross Armbreaker Cutback (6:44).
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Semi Final: KENSO defeated Dave Crist with the Soul’s Leg Lock (10:57).
3. HARUKAZE’s Hot Summer: Saori Anou defeated HARUKAZE with the To Be Continued (8:10).
4. Ganbare☆Climax Special 6-Man Tag Match: Takafumi Ito, Tanomusaku Toba & Hollywood GOTA defeated Shinichiro Tominaga, Yukihiro Abe & Shinichiro Wakita when Ito pinned Wakita with a German Suplex (12:30).
5. Special Tag Match: Mitsuo Momota & Chikara defeated Kendo Kashin & Yumehito Imanari when Momota pinned Imanari with a School Boy (9:20).
6. Special Tag Match: Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated Shigehiro Irie & Shinichiro Tominaga when Fujita pinned Tominaga with a Modified Choke Hold (12:23).
7. Ganbare☆Climax – Final: Ken Ohka defeated KENSO with the Fire Spear (16:08).

Ken Ohka is your winner of the 2017 Ganbare☆Climax! Ohka had to face and beat one of his rivals KENSO to be crowned the tournament’s first winner. KENSO had KAZMA SAKAMOTO in his corner to help out but that plan backfired late in the match when a Lariat aimed for Ohka hit KENSO instead. Ohka hit the Fire Spear several times but the referee was out of action every time. Another Fire Spear hitting KENSO in mid-air led to one final Spear for the three count.

KENSO congratulated Ohka for winning the tournament and called him the “fucking best”. He then switched the subject over to his ally Hollywood GOTA. KENSO announced that GOTA was dismissed from the New York Head Hunters! GOTA was as surprised as anyone else but left when SAKAMOTO hugged him goodbye. KENSO said he wants the Ganbare☆Climax to become as big a prize as the G1 Climax then left the ring. Ohka thanked the fans, friends and family for their support. There was no prize money or championship on the line but everyone still fought their best. He then announced his next Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title defence will be on 21st September. His opponent is somebody from his past, a wrestler who was part of the same Dragon System class that he flunked out of. It’s “brother” YASSHI!

KENSO defeated Dave Crist to advance to the final. At first KENSO showed respect to Crist and fought clean. But as the match went and the fans rallied behind Crist, KENSO became more aggressive and refused to break holds or follow the ref’s orders. He countered Crist’s Axe Bomber with the Soul’s Leg Lock and forced Crist to submit.

Ohka was able to beat GENTARO in the semi-final by countering a Cross Armbreaker into a Cradle pin. GENTARO was upset over the result and still wanted to fight Ohka after the bell. He had to be held back by the referee. It was clear he was disappointed in his tournament run ending this way.

The father/son duo of Mitsuo Momota & Chikara won their grudge match against Kendo Kashin & Yumehito Imanari. Kashin today weighed in at 88kg and he entered the ring carrying a wand he borrowed from Fairy Nihonbashi at a WAVE show the day before. The match had a weird ending where Momota held Imanari in place for Chikara to hit him with the Sabre Chop. However, Kashin then grabbed Momota and held him in place too. Chikara hesitated but did the Sabre Chop. Momota somehow ducked so both Imanari & Kashin were hit. Momota then rolled over Imanari in a School Boy for the pin. After the match Kashin said he had a talk with Sanshiro Takagi and they agreed to book Kashin Vs Momota at Sumo Hall on the morning of DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017”. The match will begin at 6:30 am. Takagi was in the audience and he denied making the match or ever talking to Kashin.

Shota was the ring announcer for all three days of the tournament and by the time Day 3 began he was running out of topics to talk about during the opening ceremony. He acknowledged there was another Climax tournament happening nearby and his Twitter timeline was a confusing mixture of tweets about both shows.


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 “TOKYO 2017” Results

April 30, 2017

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

1. Enjo-gun, Osaka’s First Visit!: Daina Mido & Hiroto Okubo defeated Mitomi Masayuki & Shibata when Okubo pinned Shibata with a German Suplex (11:15).
2. Ganbare Wrestling In OSAKA Special Single Match: Hiro Tonai defeated Yukinori Abe with an Armbar (10:44).
3. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Bombardment Double Sweet Death Match: Bambi defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Umaibō Assisted Standing Shining Wizard (9:50).
4. I Return To Chiba’s Grace In Osaka: Yasu Urano & MIYAWAKI defeated Minoru Fujita & Shinichiro Tominaga when MIYAWAKI pinned Tominaga with the Death Penalty (17:00).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) defeated Atsushi Maruyama with the Fire Spear (18:35).
*V1 for Ken Ohka.

The champion Ken Ohka was able to beat Atsushi Maruyama even with the challenger getting support from Yasu Urano and MIYAWAKI at ringside. Urano got a few punches in when the ref was distracted and MIYAWAKI pulled the ref out of the ring when Ohka had Maruyama pinned. Maruyama gave Ohka a Low Blow and hit his TAJIRI certified Buzzsaw Kick. Ohka kicked out of the pin and countered another Buzzsaw Kick into a Dragon Screw. He then hit a Dragon Suplex and finished the match with the Fire Spear. Despite the dirty fighting, Ohka was happy to get his first title defence with Maruyama in Osaka. He spoke about his memories of Delfin Arena and how if it wasn’t for that place he may not be here today. Maruyama congratulated Ohka but said he would never beat him twice in a row. Ohka had to correct him and brought up the match they had back in December, which Ohka also won. Ohka said he wants to defend the title in Kansai, Kyushu, Hokkaido, the United States and Canada! If the Olympics ever include pro wrestling as an official sport of the Games then he wants to defend the title there too!

Yasu Urano wondered why Ganpuro reached out to book him for the show. He figured it out when he saw he was going against Shinichiro Tominaga. The match was to rekindle his memories of K-DOJO. He also got to see what MIYAWAKI and Minoru Fujita had been up to. Urano admitted he hates Ohka but it was nice to see his old friends find something like Ganpuro to support.

Sugar, sweets, candy, chocolate and crisps. Anything that will rot your teeth was on display for the 15,000 Calorie Double Sweet Death Match. There was also an exploding cracker launcher set up in one of the corners. Yumehito Imanari and Bambi fought and force fed each other for almost 10 gruelling minutes. Bambi had to load her kneepad with candy to knock Imanari down and out with the Standing Shining Wizard. After the match Imanari talked about his other job working on DDT’s video team. Part of his work is to look over old tapes and he got to see a lot of Bambi’s matches back when she wrestled as “Showa”. He told Bambi she looked so thin back then but he is happy to see how big she is in comparison now. According to Imanari, Bambi passes his test! Bambi hugged Imanari but the two accidentally fell into the corner where the cracker launcher was and the collision made it explode.

Enjo-gun fell apart when Shibata accidentally hit Mitomi Masayuki with a Superman Punch. The two then fought each other. Shibata grabbed a can of beer and swung at Masayuki. He missed and found himself right into the arms of Hiroto Okubo. When Okubo gave Shibata a German Suplex, his partner Daina Mido drank the beer. Mido & Okuba promised to work hard so they can get more recognition and get regular spots in Ganpuro.