GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TRY ME 2018” Results

January 20, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TRY ME 2018”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
138 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shuhei Washida Debut Match: Ken Ohka defeated Shuhei Washida with a Half Crab Hold (6:43).
2. Special Single Match: Yukihiro Abe defeated Space Galaxy Warrior Andros with the Silent Cherry Blossom Nightmare (6:34).
3. New Spring Special Mixed Tag Match ~ Ganpuro Vs Last Jedi: Chikara & Kaho Kobayashi defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE when Kobayashi pinned HARUKAZE with a Cradle (8:29).
4. America Vs India! Ganpuro Special International In Ōji: Shota defeated Brian Aki with the Frog Splash (10:31).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Shuichiro Katsumura & Takeshi Okada defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when Okada submitted Imanari with the Shivering Armlock (18:56).

Shuichiro Katsumura has been demanding Ganbare☆Wrestling to put him into a real fight so Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari tried to give him what he wanted. Unfortunately for them, Katsumura & Takeshi Okada were far too much for them to handle. Katsumura caught Ohka in a Sleeper Hold while Okada bombarded Imanari with German Suplexes until he tapped him out to an Armlock. Katsumura told Ohka afterwards that he is different from the bad guys Ohka had fought in the past. The strength Katsumura has is real strength. Imanari responded that he will continue to fight until he wins. He will even train at Katsumura’s gym if he has to! Imanari challenged Katsumura & Okada to a rematch on 11th February but Okada is already booked on a FREEDOMS show that day. They agreed to a match on 11th March instead. But Katsumura does have a partner for 11th February. Out came a mysterious wrestler wearing a Tiger Mask. He attacked Ohka and Imanari with Thrust Kicks and Frog Splashes. Katsumura told Ohka to do his best next month then left with the mystery Tiger Mask.

They weren’t kidding when Chikara & Kaho Kobayashi were being advertised as the Last Jedi team. Both of them came out wearing robes and carrying lightsabers. Kobayashi was also wearing a Darth Vader helmet and a chestpiece that was handmade by her parents. They used the Force to mixed results. Sometimes Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE were knocked back and other times they just stood there as if nothing happened. Kobayashi also told HARUKAZE she was her father. The mind games worked because HARUKAZE was hesitant to attack her from that point on. That allowed Kobayashi to Cradle HARUKAZE for the three count.

Yukihiro Abe was originally supposed to fight Gota Ihashi but Ihashi pulled out of the show earlier in the week after some negative comments by Riki Choshu gave him an identity crisis. Abe’s new opponent was Space Galaxy Warrior Andros and the spaceman had a secret to tell. Yukihiro Abe is not Abe’s real name. His real name is Cosmic Galactic Warrior ABE! Abe told Andros to knock it off because this wasn’t a SECRET BASE show. Abe beat Andros with a Half Nelson Chicken Wing submission hold. After the match Andros told ABE that Earth has been protected and they would meet again at SECRET BASE tomorrow. Abe accepted the challenge.

The debuting Shuhei Washida took on Ken Ohka for his first pro wrestling match. Washida passed the Ganpuro audition back in February last year and has been training ever since. He is going through the black trunks treatment with no music or fancy entrance for when he climbed into the ring. Ohka had control for most of the match but Washida showed some fire when he struck Ohka with a series of Middle Kicks. Ohka cut him off with a Brainbuster and made him tap to a Half Crab. Washida got chants from the audience afterwards. In his backstage interview, Washida said he became a pro wrestler so he could have pride and confidence in himself while becoming stronger.

Some matches for Ganpuro’s upcoming shows were announced during the opening messages. Shinichiro Tominaga Vs MEN’S Teioh will take place on 11th February and HARUKAZE Vs Miyako Matsumoto will happen on 11th March in Osaka. Also on the Osaka show is Ken Ohka Vs Magnitude Kishiwada! Ohka thinks Osaka is a city that is vital for Ganpuro’s growth so he must beat one of Osaka’s strongest to claim the city.

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BURNIN’ X’MAS 2017” Results

December 21, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BURNIN’ X’MAS 2017”, 20/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
260 Fans

1. Burnin’ X’mas Special 3 Way Match: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Yukihiro Abe and Chikara by Referee Stoppage when Katsumura used the Ninja Choke on Abe (6:40).
2. Defeat The Shabby Thick Makeup!: HARUKAZE defeated Sumire Natsu with the Haru Ichiban (9:38).
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 1 ~Suyama Suyama Indies Dream~: Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie defeated Shota & Yumehito Imanari when Ishikawa pinned Imanari with the Running Knee Lift (10:48).
4. Mao Hoshino Debut And Retirement Match: Cherry defeated Mao Hoshino with the Cherryton Bomb (9:49).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 2 ~Strongest Amateur Vs Jetty Whirlwind~: Tetsuya Endo defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Shooting Star Press (12:10).
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 3 ~Bet On All~: Ken Ohka defeated Daisuke Sasaki (c) with the Fire Spear (23:48).
*Daisuke Sasaki fails in V6. Ken Ohka becomes the 26th Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion!

At the beginning of today’s show, Ken Ohka gave a speech about how you are the leading role in the story of your life. Every match on the card featured wrestlers who are the protagonists of their own stories. For Ohka his story was putting everything on the line. His company, his family, his support. All to win back everything Daisuke Sasaki took from him including the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. A few days earlier there was a chance that Ohka was going to lose this opportunity because Sasaki defended the title against TAKA Michinoku in K-DOJO. But Sasaki won that match and brought the belt back to Ganbare☆Wrestling for another title defence. That’s not all, this time Sasaki had the rest of DAMNATION backing him up. The unit distracted the referee so Sasaki could attack Ohka with a chair at ringside. Sasaki also took off one of the turnbuckle covers so he could throw Ohka into the exposed parts of the corner. Ohka kicked out of the Diving Hitman Elbow Drop and fired back with a Headbutt. He then countered the Cross Facelock into a Dragon Suplex. Sasaki blocked the Fire Spear but Ohka recovered and gave him a Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Ohka then hit the Fire Spear properly and that was enough to win the championship! Now everything Sasaki won from Ohka must be returned. Ohka told Sasaki he doesn’t care what he called him in the past. If Ohka is an amateur then he is okay with being called that. Instead what he cherishes most are the people most important to him like his family and everyone in Ganpuro. He invited the Ganpuro roster into the ring to celebrate defending the company from DAMNATION.

The rest of the DAMNATION matches didn’t go so well for Ganpuro. Shinichiro Tominaga lost to Tetsuya Endo in the battle of the high flyers. Tominaga did kick out of the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb. Endo had to use the Shooting Star Press to put him away.

Back in February of this year a woman named Mao Hoshino participated in a Ganpuro tryout and passed the audition. However her plans to become a pro wrestler were dashed when her parents objected to her choice of career. Not wanting to put all of her training to waste, it was decided that Hoshino would get to wrestle once before she moves on with her life. Her debut and retirement match was against her mentor Cherry. Hoshino hit a Perfect Plex for a nearfall but her second attempt at the move was countered. From there Cherry took control and won with the Cherryton Bomb. Cherry praised Hoshino for giving a strong performance and it is unfortunate that she isn’t able to continue. She wished Hoshino the best on her journey to discover herself. Ohka also said his piece and was happy to see how far Hoshino advanced with just a few months of training. She only wrestled once but Mao Hoshino will always be a member of Ganbare☆Wrestling. Hoshino thanked everyone for the opportunity and was given the 10 bell salute. The announcer introduced her as “a professional wrestler for 9 minutes and 49 seconds.”

The first Ganpuro Vs DAMNATION match of the show was Shota & Yumehito Imanari taking on the heavyweights Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie. The Ganpuro team ambushed DAMNATION as they entered the ring but were easily swept aside. From there the home side fought an uphill battle. Shota & Imanari were able to take Ishikawa down with a Double Brainbuster. A Frog Splash followed by a Running Low Kick got them a nearfall. Ishikawa then cut them off with a Lariat and Mad Paulie came in to do a Double Choke Slam. Ishikawa grabbed Imanari by the hair and smashed him with Elbow Strikes before finishing him off with the Running Knee Lift.

HARUKAZE has finally gotten her win over Sumire Natsu and also her first win in Ganpuro! She focused on targeting Natsu’s arm, capturing her in Cross Armbreakers until she was in the position to reach back and grab Natsu’s other arm. The double Armbar is called Haru Ichiban and it was enough to make Natsu submit. HARUKAZE celebrated by calling herself the ace of Ganbare☆Joshi. She also thanked Natsu because their matches together helped to make her a stronger wrestler. She stuck her hand out but Natsu refused to shake it. She chose to raise HARUKAZE’s hand instead.

For the 3 Way Match, Shuichiro Katsumura came out wearing his Ganbare The Shooter mask. When the match began he unmasked, left the ring and found a chair to sit on while Yukihiro Abe and Chikara wrestled each other. He eventually got properly involved with the match and won it by choking out Abe with the Ninja Choke.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BLUE INAZUMA 2017” Results

November 3, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BLUE INAZUMA 2017”, 03/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
206 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 3rd Generation Vs 3rd Generation Vs 2nd Generation! ~I Am The Grandson Panda! I Do Not Need Two Pandas In The Pro Wrestling World~: Yumehito Imanari defeated Chikara and J-Soul Pandita III IV when Imanari pinned Pandita with a Death Penalty (6:47).
2. Ganjo Super Battle: Sumire Natsu & Saki defeated Ami Kanda & HARUKAZE when Natsu pinned HARUKAZE with a Rope Assisted Cradle (10:20).
3. Ganbare The Tryout: Ganbare The Akihabara, Ganbare The Robin & Brian Aki defeated Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter when Robin pinned Great & Shooter with the Diving Body Attack (10:27).
4. Meet The Assassin X From Daisuke Sasaki!: Ken Ohka defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the Fire Spear (12:11).
5. G-POP! Ganpuro New Generation Tryout!: Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Shota with the Just Facelock (16:36).
6. Bonus Track ~72 Hours Honey TV Special Tag Match~ Youtuber Kusanagi Pro Wrestling Debut Match: Danshoku Dino & Youtuber Kusanagi defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when Kusanagi pinned Imanari after the Spike Danshoku Driver (3:38).

The end of the show was interrupted by Danshoku Dino and another person. He came here not out of competition between DDT and Ganbare☆Wrestling but to offer them some attention instead. The person with Dino was Kusanagi, a Youtuber who also hosts a show on AbemaTV called 72 Hour Television. He wants to make a worldwide trending video so Dino suggested him to enter a pro wrestling match which is why they are here today. An impromptu match between Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Dino & Kusanagi took place there and then. Kusanagi and his friends recorded the match while he wrestled and he even got the winning pinfall on Imanari after a Spike Danshoku Driver.

The scheduled main event was Shota Vs Shinichiro Tominaga which Tominaga won. He told Shota the reason he won today was because it is Autumn. Tominaga always fights his best during the Autumn. But he wants to fight Shota again in Spring, Summer and Winter too so they can fight during every season. Tominaga then brought up the time Daisuke Sasaki called him an amateur. Tominaga wants Sasaki to answer what is the line that separates an amateur and a professional. He wants Sasaki to go visit the XVideos website and look up the most searched word on that site. It is “Amateur”. If Tominaga is an amateur then he will take the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title from Sasaki and become the strongest amateur! Tominaga will get his title match on 26th November.

The assassin sent by Sasaki to fight Ohka was revealed to be Nobuhiro Shimatani! Even though Sasaki explicitly said in advance that his assassin is not a member of DAMNATION, Shimatani acted like he was one by wearing the DAMNATION shirt with a leather jacket over it. He said Ohka has lost all his money and today he will lose his wrestling life! He attacked Ohka and immediately went for a Cross Facelock. Ohka defended himself then brawled with Shimatani until he finished him off with the Fire Spear. He sent a message to Sasaki afterwards. Shimatani is not the sort of godly assassin that was promised but still the assassin was defeated. That means Ohka deserves another shot at taking the World Jr. Title from him. Ohka also told Shimatani he is doing fine without DAMNATION and he doesn’t need their vindication to be strong. Shimatani shook Ohka’s hand and left the ring.

A wrestler from India named Brian Aki approached the ring during the opening announcements. He introduced himself to Ohka, told him that Ganpuro is very famous in his country and he travelled all the way to Japan so he can wrestle here. Ohka was amazed by this discovery and he added Aki into the Ganbare Tryout match. In the tryout match Ganbare The Shooter forgot to wear his mask so Ganbare The Great covered his face until one was found. Ganbare The Akihabara carried a Comiket paper bag to the ring containing a Black Spider VII mask he wore later on. Ganbare The Robin wrestled in a Minoru Fujita shirt over his usual gear. Robin got the win the a Diving Cross Body onto the other team but it took some time for everybody to stand in the right position. He wouldn’t risk the move until they were close enough for him to do it successfully. When the match was over Ganbare The Great announced the tryout results. Brain Aki failed because he cannot communicate well with the other wrestlers. Akihabara failed because he is a thief. Robin failed for no reason. So the entire tryout was a failure! Robin complained that should have passed because he won the match. He promised to return on his own terms next time.

Sumire Natsu got heckled by both the audience and the wrestlers for wearing heavy make-up on her face for the match. She got the last laugh by pinning HARUKAZE with her feet on the ropes. HARUKAZE demanded a singles match with Natsu and it will take place on 26th November.

There were times in the opening match when J-Soul Pandita III IV wandered away from the ring leaving Chikara and Imanari to fight each other. It eventually wandered back in. Chikara gave it the Saber Chop but Imanari kicked him away and gave Pandita the Death Penalty to steal the win.


DDT In November 2017

November 1, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES SHINKIBA”, 03/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Syoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito Vs Yuu & Marika Kobashi
3. Azusa Takigawa Vs Nodoka-oneesan
4. Yuka Sakazaki & Maho Kurone Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase
5. Saki-sama Vs Mizuki
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Thanks to some meddling by Saki-sama we are getting a match between the two weakest wrestlers in Tokyo Joshi Pro. Both Azusa Takigawa and Nodoka-oneesan don’t want to be seen as the worst of the bunch.

DDT “DRAMATIC COUNTRY STEALING STORY! 2017”, 03/11/2017
Gifu City Jiroku Plaza Hall

1. Mike Bailey Vs Rekka
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Kouki Iwasaki
3. Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & MAO
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Daiki Shimomura Vs Keisuke Ishii & Keisuke Okuda
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
6. Rocky Kawamura Local Gifu Triumph! Okuhida Love Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Rocky Kawamura Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Break out the trumpets, Rocky Kawamura is running home! Keisuke Okuda is also making the jump from DNA to DDT. Finally Mike Bailey is back for his current stay in Japan.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BLUE INAZUMA 2017”, 03/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganjo Super Battle: Ami Kanda & HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu & Saki
2. 3rd Generation Vs 3rd Generation Vs 2nd Generation! ~I Am The Grandson Panda! I Do Not Need Two Pandas In The Pro Wrestling World~: Chikara Vs J-Soul Pandita III IV Vs Yumehito Imanari
3. G-POP! Ganpuro New Generation Tryout!: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shota
4. Ganbare The Tryout: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter Vs Ganbare The Akihabara & Ganbare The Robin
5. Meet The Assassin X From Daisuke Sasaki!: Ken Ohka Vs X

Yumehito Imanari is inserting himself into the Chikara Vs J-Soul Pandita III IV match with something to prove. He describes Pandita as a creature coming from a wonderful bloodline that stretches back 32 years. But Imanari’s father recently established a new spiritual venture called Rainbow House to heal people’s souls. Imanari finds it a bit odd. He has since visited his father and it felt to him like he was a complete stranger. However he was also impressed by his dad’s newly found vitality. So Imanari wants to spread his dad’s message of posterity and prove how strong the family bloodline is against others. Chikara and Pandita are just the kind of opponents he was looking for.

DDT “GORGEOUS MATSUNO 15TH ANNIVERSARY – GORGEOUS NIGHT”, 04/11/2017
Fukushima City National Memorial Gymnasium Sub-Arena

1. HARASHIMA Vs MAO
2. DDT Megaton 4 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Antonio Honda
3. Soma Takao & Yuki Ueno Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
4. Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Cherry Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & Diego
6. Gorgeous Matsuno 15th Anniversary Wrestler Debut Commemoration! Fukushima Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kouki Iwasaki

Gorgeous Matsuno’s wrestling career began in IWA Japan back in 2002. He spent the year before in the promotion as the manager for Tiger Jeet Singh then had his debut on 1st October, 2002. It wasn’t until 2004 when he began showing up in DDT.

DDT “DRAMATIC NIIGATA! 2017”, 05/11/2017
Niigata City Nishikawa Multi-Purpose Hall

1. Soma Takao Vs Daiki Shimomura
2. Toru Owashi, Kouki Iwasaki & Cherry Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Saki Akai
3. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda & Diego
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Mike Bailey, MAO & Kazusada Higuchi
6. Niigata Specialty Special Bishamonten Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs HARASHIMA & Super Sasadango Machine

This show is in Super Sasadango Machine’s hometown. Bishamonten is the goddess of fortune so Sasadango will hope she will be smiling over him.

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2017”, 12/11/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Memory Of Wonderful Wrestler Vs Gongitsune!: Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda
3. The Best One Is Shiroishi City! No, It Is Osaki City! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO

Tetsuya Endo and MAO are fighting both fighting on behalf of their own home cities to see which is better. Endo is from Shiroishi and MAO is from Osaki.

DDT “HEISEI DAIMYO DRAMATIC-KUN 2017”, 18/11/2017
Shizuoka Create Hamamatsu

1. Hungry Black Trout Vs Tentative Fierce Fighter: Akito Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao, Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey

After a long wait Kota Umeda is getting back on to the DDT cards.

DDT “DRAMATIC FLOWER FAIR 2017”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall

1. Ref. DNA Naniwa War ~Osaka City Vs Yaoshi City~: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno
2. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. DAMNATION Vs Team OsaCanada: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey

By the powers of Osaka and Canada combined, Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey join forces to take on DAMNATION.

Another city versus city battle has Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Ueno duking it out.

DDT “CARP IN THE KOI! 2017”, 20/11/2017
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multi-Purpose Hall

1. MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dino Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 6-Man Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie, Antonio Honda & Rey Paloma Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Ishii
3. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Honorable 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey

Takeshi Okada and Kenshin Chikano will be on the show.

DDT “BOAT RACE BIWAKO”, 21/11/2017
Shiga Boat Race Biwako 1F Central Multi-Purpose Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda
3. Battle Royal: Danshoku Dino Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazusada Higuchi
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase

This show is taking place at a boat racing event. Each match is taking place inbetween the later races.

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
2. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs YaroZ-gun Leader X, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
3. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao

The YaroZ are the first group chosen to challenge for the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles. The only unknown from them is who the team captain will be. On the champion side, Keisuke Ishii is the substitute for Lady Beard.

Koji Yoshida will be on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES SHINJUKU”, 23/11/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase

Former rivals turned allies, the Super Milk Combination of Nonoko & Yuna Manase are going after the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles.

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & FREEDOMS X
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Differ Cup Memorial Special Single Match: Taiji Ishimori Vs Mike Bailey
5. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
5. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

Some more names are added to the show. Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka are the opponents for the NOAH/DDT/UMA Corps super team. Jun Kasai is entering the Differ Cup tournament as part of the FREEDOMS team.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~」”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Jinbeizamen Vs Yngwie Malmsteen
2. Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
3. FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

FUMA is bringing back his old Okinawa Pro gimmick for a match against a Swedish heavy metal musician. I think. This one came out of left field.


DDT “TOYKO RAMEN SHOW 2017” Results

October 26, 2017

DDT “TOYKO RAMEN SHOW 2017”, 26/10/2017
Tokyo Komazawa Olympic Park
??? Fans

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima defeated Nodoka-oneesan & Azusa Takigawa when Nakajima pinned Nodoka after the Malmö Comians (8:46).
2. DDT Pro Wrestling Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi defeated Danshoku Dino & Yumehito Imanari when Ohka pinned Imanari with the Fire Spear (10:29).

This year’s edition of pro wrestling at the Tokyo Ramen Show featured a DDT Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling match. Ken Ohka wanted to advertise noodles but Danshoku Dino wanted oysters instead. Gota Ihashi and Yumehito Imanari got into the argument but ended up swapping teams. Ihashi now wanted to team with Ohka to fight for noodles and Imanari joined Dino’s side because he agreed that oysters are better. Ihashi threw Yuki Ueno at Dino to distract him but Imanari dove off the stage onto the other team. Dino climbed a ladder on the stage but was stopped by Ohka. He grabbed Dino by the trunks, shouted “the Danshoku Noodle Miso Ramen Shop opens!” and pulled down the trunks to expose Dino’s backside to the audience. Hisaya Imabayashi ran in to stop everything but he was sent face first into Dino’s Hell Gate and he fainted. Imanari also got a face full of the Hell Gate and was pinned by Ohka’s Fire Spear. Ohka celebrated today’s victory for noodles and came up with an idea to cheer up Dino. He got Ueno to fetch a bowl of ramen with oyster in it for Dino to taste. Dino loved it. Ohka cried tears of joy over the power of ramen noodles.


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.


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.