Hardcore Cans, Tokyo Joshi In Kanagawa, Imanari Revolution, Kelly & Yung On The Way

March 23, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 63 ~FEAST~”, 29/03/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT Vs Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano
3. Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naoki Tanizaki
4. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe
5. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman? Vs Hercules Senga & Gouma Ryu
6. Union MAX Title – Doki! Hardcore Can Match: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

Hardcore matches featuring steel cans have become common in BASARA over the last year. Takumi Tsukamoto has appeared in a bunch of them too. He’s the next challenger for the Union MAX Title so it’s no surprise to see this stipulation be used against Isami Kodaka.

Good grief there’s another Best Stretchman.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKODAI STATION EVENT WRESTLING PART 1”, 31/03/2018
Kanagawa Yokodai Station

1. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
2. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs SAGAT
3. Miyu Yamashita Vs Nodoka-oneesan
4. Marika Kobashi Vs Maho Kurone
5. Syoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki Vs Yuu & Hikari

Tokyo Joshi Pro returns to Marika Kobashi’s hometown Kanagawa for their annual outdoor double event. BASARA joins them to fill up the card as usual.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKODAI STATION EVENT WRESTLING PART 2”, 31/03/2018
Kanagawa Yokodai Station

1. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Isami Kodaka Vs SAGAT
2. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Takato Nakano
3. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Raku
4. Rika Tatsumi Vs Miu
5. Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Syoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao

Hinano is unable to compete on the shows because of an ankle injury.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DREAMING I WAS DREAMING 2018”, 28/04/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Fanfare For The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Okuda

Yumehito Imanari pinned Keisuke Okuda to win the Ganpuro Vs Katsumura-gun elimination match during the week. Can he repeat the achievement when it is only one on one?

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2018 ~BREAK MYSELF!~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Maho Kurone & Su Yung Vs X & X
2. Yuki Aino Debut Match: Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs X & X
3. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
4. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

There will be seven matches on the show in total. Marika Kobashi gets another crack at winning the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles this time with Reika Saiki on her team. Also the current ring announcer Yuki Aino is graduating from that role to become a pro wrestler. She and Nodoka-oneesan are eager to team up together and have adopted the Steiner Brothers team pose as their own.

Two new international wrestlers will be touring with Tokyo Joshi Pro over the next couple of months. In April, Priscilla Kelly is currently being booked for three shows. Kelly is from Georgia, America and was the first ever SHINE NOVA Champion. In May, Su Yung will appear at the Korakuen Hall show. Yung is from Washington and a few years ago transformed into the undead “Bloody Bride” wrestler. Naturally Tokyo Joshi is putting her in a tag team with Maho Kurone. Together their team name is Dead Of Alive (not Dead Or Alive like I first thought). Both DDT and Tokyo Joshi are planning on bringing in more foreign wrestlers to their shows throughout the rest of 2018.

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “A WALK IN THE PARK 2018” Results

March 21, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “A WALK IN THE PARK 2018”, 21/03/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
107 Fans

1. Young Ganbare’s Challenge!: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Shuhei Washida with a Half Crab (14:21).
2. Special Pinch Hitter Match: Saki defeated Hikaru Shimizu with the Kawaii Buster (9:21).
3. Mysterious Moment! India And Panda Come Together! Special Tag Match!: Yukihiro Abe & Chikara defeated Brian Aki & J-Soul Pandita III IV when Abe pinned Pandita with the Kamigoye (Permission Acquired) (9:23).
4. Ganbare, Ihashi! Continue Showing It! The “U” Of Ihashi: Nobuhiro Tsurumaki defeated Gota Ihashi with a Cross Heel Hold (9:34).
5. Student Pro Wrestler Returns: MEN’S Teioh & Onryo defeated Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga when Teioh pinned Tominaga with the Tokai Special (17:36).
6. Ganpuro Family Vs Katsumura-gun 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Katsumi Oribe defeated Shuichiro Katsumura, Keisuke Okuda & Black Ribera (19:38).
6a. Katsumi Oribe eliminated Black Ribera by Ring Out (10:23).
6b. Shuichiro Katsumura eliminated Katsumi Oribe with the Ninja Choke (12:23).
6c. Ken Ohka and Shuichiro Katsumura eliminated each other by Double Ring Out (17:38).
6d. Yumehito Imanari eliminated Keisuke Okuda with the Chubby Knee (19:38).

Yumehito Imanari was the hero of the day for Ganbare☆Wrestling as they beat Katsumura-gun in an Elimination Match. The tricky Black Ribera was eliminated first when Katsumi Oribe blocked his Hurricanrana to the apron and lifted him out of the ring. Shuichiro Katsumura evened the score by choking out Oribe with the Ninja Choke. Katsumura and Ken Ohka eliminated each other when they fought on the apron and Imanari knocked both of them to the floor. That left Imanari alone against Keisuke Okuda. Katsumura-gun tried to interfere but Imanari hit the Chubby Knee kick and got the winning pinfall. Okada demanded to continue and Imanari challenged him to a match on 28th April.

The Tokai Special is MEN’S Teioh and Onryo doing T-Pose Power Bombs.

Nobuhiro Tsurumaki encouraged Gota Ihashi to continue wrestling. He’s been doing this for twenty years and no bad matches have ever stopped him.

J-Soul Pandita III IV wore a Tiger Jeet Singh style turban to mark the occasion of him teaming with Brian Aki. A landmark event in the relationship between India and wherever on earth Pandita is from. Pandita ruined the moment by attacking his opponents with an umbrella but Yukihiro Abe & Chikara stopped him with a Sling Blade, Sabre Chops and the Kamigoye.

Saki and Hikaru Shimizu were brought in as “pinch hitters” for the women’s match because HARUKAZE was away on a family vacation.

The rookie Shuhei Washida was put through the ringer by Tomomitsu Matsunaga. When they were fighting outside the ring Matsunaga threw Washida’s knee into a wall the targeted it for the rest of the match. Matsunaga then finished off a tired Washida with a Half Crab.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE 2018” Results

March 13, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE 2018”, 11/03/2018
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall
101 Fans

1. Ganbare, Ihashi! Show It! The “U” Of Ihashi: Takaku Fuke defeated Gota Ihashi with a Scorpion Lock (7:59).
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun In OSAKA: Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Okuda defeated Yumehito Imanari & Shuhei Washida when Katsumura submitted Washida with the Ninja Choke (15:20).
3. Do You Regulate The City In Osaka!?: HARUKAZE defeated Miyako Matsumoto by beating up Daisuke Kiso (13:26).
4. Decisive Battle! Ganpuro Vs Osaka!: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated TORU & Katsumi Oribe when Shota pinned Oribe with a School Boy (13:39).
5. Special Single Match ~ Charisma Of Ganpuro Vs The Strongest Man In Osaka: Magnitude Kishiwada defeated Ken Ohka with a Chicken Wing Armlock (17:31).
5a. Rematch: Magnitude Kishiwada defeated Ken Ohka with an Arm Lock (3:22).

For Ganbare☆Wrestling’s visit to Osaka, Ken Ohka wanted to face the strongest wrestler the city has. That’s where Magnitude Kishiwada comes in. The Osaka brute bloodied Ohka with a chairshot and took his best moves before dropping him with the Last Ride and winning with a Chicken Wing Armlock submission. Kishiwada ran down Ohka on the microphone afterwards and asked if he was still feeling motivated. Ohka despite being beaten down said that he could still wrestle for another hour or two. He can fight Kishiwada again right now! An immediate rematch was agreed to and the bell rang. Kishiwada hit a Moonsault and went for another Last Ride. Ohka escaped the move and hit the Fire Spear for a nearfall. Kishiwada hit back with a Lariat and the Diving Body Press but Ohka kicked out of the pin. Kishiwada grabbed Ohka’s arm again and pulled it back in an Arm Lock. The match was stopped and the seconds at ringside broke up the hold. Kishiwada ran down Ohka again. He doesn’t care that Ohka does his best because he does his best dozens of times, hundreds of times and thousands of times better than Ohka! He left Ohka in the ring to soak in the defeat. Ohka was upset over being so weak but he will not give up. It is a stupid idea but he will not give up so the next time he comes to Osaka he can beat Kishiwada! Those words brought Kishiwada back out. Is Ohka being honest? Would he fight Kishiwada over and over in any venue until he can win even if Kishiwada breaks his arms? Ohka told him he would but Kishiwada walked off as he was speaking. Kishiwada complained that Ohka was being noisy but suggested that maybe they will have a rematch again some day.

The match between HARUKAZE and Miyako Matsumoto took a break so both women could have a talk show style conversation about divorce. Daisuke Kiso was invited into the talk and he revealed this year is the 10th anniversary of his divorce from his first marriage. Matsumoto attacked HARUKAZE to continue the match. Ken Ohka entered the ring and announced due to strong demand that the match was now taking place under “Flag Koda” rules. Both women were given a single boxing glove and the first one to punch Koda would win. However Kiso was handed a bat to defend himself with. Kiso fought off Matsumoto with the bat but turned around and took a punch from HARUKAZE. Ohka declared HARUKAZE the winner. He praised both of them for a great match. Ohka encouraged HARUKAZE to continue being the ace of Ganbare☆Joshi and also wished Matsumoto luck on her upcoming championship match in Ice Ribbon.

Yumehito Imanari and Keisuke Okuda kept fighting after Match #2. When they were kept apart, Shuichiro Katsumura asked Imanari how he feels about his current losing streak. He doesn’t mind if he continues beating him in matches and challenged Imanari to a 3 Vs 3 match on 21st March. Katsumura will bring along his regular Katsumura-gun partners Takeshi Okada and Black Ribera to be on his team.

Takaku Fuke gave Gota Ihashi some words of encouragement after their match.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BODY FEELS EXIT 2018” Results

February 11, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BODY FEELS EXIT 2018”, 11/02/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
134 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shuhei Washida Debut 2nd Round: Katsumi Oribe defeated Shuhei Washida with the Katsumiga (6:51).
2. Recurrence Of Ihashi! Show Your Old Ally, Ganbare Soul: Yukihiro Abe defeated Gota Ihashi with the Kamigoe (7:05).
3. Ganpuro Vs India ~Oji, Dancing Maharaja!~: Brian Aki & Samara defeated Shota & HARUKAZE when Samara pinned HARUKAZE with the Snake Charmer (12:58).
4. Student Pro Wrestler Begins! ~Defeat Pioneer!~: MEN’S Teioh defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Spinning Toe Hold (10:43).
5. Overall War! Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Shuichiro Katsumura & Black Ribera defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when Ribera pinned Imanari with the OSCURO (19:58).

The addition of Black Ribera to Katsumura-gun was too much for Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari to handle. The small high flyer countered a Super Power Bomb into a Hurricanrana. Shuichiro Katsumura choked out Ohka with the Ninja Choke then joined Ribera in kicking lumps out of Imanari. There was a glimpse of hope for Imanari when he hit a Double Lariat but his momentum was killed by a Fisherman Buster by Katsumura. Ribera then finished him off with the OSCURO Frog Splash. Katsumura told the Ganpuro team that no matter how many times they fight, he will never lose to them. Ribera decided that now was the time for him to introduce himself to everyone although he kept his nationality a secret. He said the Ganpuro fans are pretty good because they are lively even when they have to watch wrestlers like Ohka, Imanari and Shuhei Washida. Tension rose between the two sides which caused Katsumura-gun to leave. Washida begged Ohka to let him fight them. Ohka was touched to see the trainee has his back so he came up with a match. On 11th March in Osaka Ohka, Imanari & Washida will take on Katsumura-gun! Ohka said it has been five years since Ganbare☆Wrestling was created. Since then he has gained two families, his real one and his Ganpuro one. He doesn’t know if they can beat Katsumura-gun but they will fight them with all that they have.

Shinichiro Tominaga used some creative ideas to try and beat the legendary MEN’S Teioh. He used the referee twice to his advantage. The first time was to escape from the Spinning Toe Hold and the second time was Tominaga leap frogging over the ref to Dropkick an unsuspecting Teioh. Tominaga later countered the Miracle Ecstasy into a Hurricanrana but only got a nearfall out of it. Teioh succeeded hitting his move the second time and he made Tominaga submit to the Spinning Toe Hold. Tominaga called Teioh a god of Student Pro Wrestling but Teioh stopped him. Teioh said he isn’t a god although he did dye his hair red today to resemble a Super Saiyan God. He told Tominaga that pro wrestling isn’t just limited to 1 Vs 1. Next time they should bring together their Student Wrestling friends for another match. His university club was No. 1 but he’s welcome to take on any challengers to that claim. Tell him the place and he will be there along with Onryo! Teioh left to UWF chants but this UWF is referring to his Kanto Student Pro Wrestling club.

Shota was blinded and mistook HARUKAZE for one of his opponents. He gave her a Brainbuster and Samara followed up with a Blackout style Leg Drop called the Snake Charmer on HARUKAZE to get the pin. Samara & Brian Aki then taunted their opponents and told them to “Suck it!”

Gota Ihashi lost when he missed the Moonsault. Yukihiro Abe then used the Kamigoe to pin him. Ihashi bowed to the audience after the match.

Shuhei Washida refused to shake hands with Katsumi Oribe after their match.

At the end of the show Ken Ohka told the audience his e-mail address if they ever need consulting from him. Doesn’t matter what hardships they have, from debt to divorce he wants to give everyone fatherly advice. He will be everyone’s Ganbare☆Dad!


YAROZ “YAROZ PART 6” Results

February 6, 2018

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 6”, 06/02/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
227 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Naomi Kingdom (YaroZ) Vs BOYZ All Out Fight! One: Naomi Yoshimura & Akira Jo defeated Akito & Daiki Shimomura when Yoshimura pinned Shimomura with a Lariat (7:39).
2. Worldwide Greatest Funny YaroZ Diva Tag Match: Samara & Saori Anou defeated Cherry & Nao Kakuta when Anou pinned Kakuta with the Pottering (10:14).
3. We Appeal Sanshiro Takagi!: Yumehito Imanari & DT-YUTA defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi when Imanari pinned Takagi with a Power Attack (8:26).
4. YaroZ Specialty! Kickboxing Match: Kohei Sato defeated Kazuki Hirata & Brother Mon by Forfeit (R4 1:54).
5. YaroZ Specialty! Special 4 Way Match: Ryuichi Sekine defeated Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda and Kikutaro when Sekine pinned Dino with a School Boy (9:34).
6. Naomi Kingdom (YaroZ) Vs BOYZ All Out Fight! Two: Kazusada Higuchi, Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi defeated Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & Konosuke Takeshita when Ohka pinned Oishi with the Fire Spear (14:07).

The YaroZ returned but so too did their feud with BOYZ. The special guest gravure model Shihomi Yoshino was kidnapped by Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase during the show so it was up to Kazusada Higuchi, Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi to rescue her. The BOYZ had a secret weapon though. It wasn’t the towels they were wrestling in, it was Konosuke Takeshita as their mystery partner in the main event! But the combined power of manliness led the YaroZ to victory. Higuchi gave Oishi a Choke Slam, Ihashi followed up by doing the Kamigoe for the first time and Ohka finished it off with the Fire Spear. Oishi apologised on behalf of his team after the match but it was a trap to drop their guard so Takeshita could attack them. Saoru Anou, Samara and Nao Kakuta came to the rescue and sent the BOYZ packing. Higuchi invited Yoshino out for a drink after the show. She said yes but her manager came out and pulled her away from the ring complaining about how her client was treated today. Higuchi passed the invite over to the other women but they all turned him down. The rest of the YaroZ blamed Higuchi for ruining the show until Yoshino came back. She wanted to stop everyone from fighting and did so by stripping down to her swimsuit. Ohka thanked her because swimsuits make the world become peaceful. The other YaroZ had to hold him back because he was getting too excited.

The winner of the 4 Way Match would be given the right to date one of the female wrestlers who competed earlier in the show. Danshoku Dino pointed out he is gay so they agreed to let him date Yuki Ueno if he won. Dino was on track to win the match by setting Antonio Honda up for the Danshoku Driver but Ryuichi Sekine School Boy’d him for the flash three count. Sekine’s date prize would be decided by an entrance roulette performed by the women. When Sekine pressed the button it stopped on Cherry, much to his dismay. Cherry tried to flirt with him but Sekine turned Stone Cold, gave her a Stunner and drank some cans of beer afterward.

Nobuhiro Shimatani was originally supposed to be in the Kickboxing Match but he had to miss the show because of appendicitis. That may have been the best thing for him because Kohei Sato beat the hell out of his replacement Kazuki Hirata. The ring girl Shihomi Yoshino promised to take off a piece of clothing after every round until she was down to her swimsuit. No man in the building wanted to miss this so everyone did what they could to prevent the fight from being stopped even though Hirata was getting knocked out over and over. When it was clear that Hirata could not continue, there was a dash to find another replacement. One of the YaroZ MCs Brother Mon was forced to get into the ring against his will. He dodged a punch that hit Yukinori Matsui instead, knocking out the referee. Mon immediately gave up out of fear. A riot was about to break out among the wrestlers when Yoshino stopped all of them and promised to reveal the rest of her swimsuit. However her striptease was interrupted by the BOYZ wrestlers and they kidnapped her, leading to the main event showdown mentioned above.

Video staff member DT-YUTA returned to the ring for his first match in around nine years. He and his colleague Yumehito Imanari volunteered to fight against Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi, mostly so they could take out their frustrations on their bosses. They attacked with chairs until Takagi & Owashi fought back. Takagi choked Imanari against the ropes while demanding him to update the DDT UNIVERSE archive. His comments angered one of the other staff members Ryohei Fukuda in the audience and spurred him to confront Takagi in the ring. Takagi kicked him down. As this was going on, Owashi swung a broom at Imanari but missed and hit Takagi instead. Fukuda then threw powder into Takagi’s eyes, YUTA Dropkicked Takagi and Imanari rolled him over in a School Boy for the three count. When the match was over Imanari & YUTA complained to Takagi about their low wages. Their list of demands included a higher salary, more overtime offers and improved workplace treatment. Fukuda also asked Takagi to create an environment that will allow DDT’s video staff to be more creative. Doing so will bring out their talents more. Takagi came up with an idea. On 23rd April in Shin-Kiba 1st RING, the DDT Video Staff will organise and produce their own show!

Kikutaro offered to be the assistant referee for the women’s tag match. Cherry felt upstaged by Samara’s Indian dancing so she attacked her. When Samara, Anou and Kakuta all ganged up on Cherry to stomp on her, Kikutaro ruled it was fair and joined in. Kikutaro’s behaviour later turned perverted and Kakuta kicked him between the legs in self defence. Tetsuya Koda was still there to continue the match as the official referee.

The two teams in the opening match were fighting over an erotic magazine. A box of tissues also found its way into the match.


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.


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.