GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TURNED ORANGE 2020” Results

January 19, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TURNED ORANGE 2020”, 19/01/2020
Saitama Orange Town
114 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Orange Town Specialty 3 Way Match: Yumehito Imanari defeated Shota and Shinichiro Tominaga when Imanari pinned Tominaga with the Koshi Michi Clutch (12:40).
2. Orange Town Specialty Mixed Tag Match: Moeka Haruhi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Gota Ihashi & HARUKAZE when Haruhi pinned Ihashi with a School Boy ().
3. Orange Town Specialty Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Keisuke Ishii & Shuhei Washida when Ohka pinned Washida with the Fire Spear (13:36).

The team of Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura were introduced as The Ohka Spears Club. When they won in the main event, Ohka said The Ohka Spears Club will live on forever in Saitama Orange Town! He thanked Keisuke Ishii for putting in all the hard work promoting the show. He also told the fans that if you come to see Ganbare☆Wrestling at least once then you are part of the Ganpro family. Ishii hopes to hold an all day wrestling show in the venue one day.

Gota Ihashi wants to team with HARUKAZE more often. Ohka accepted his request and put together Ihashi & HARUKAZE Vs Ishii & Shigehiro Irie on 2nd February.

The 3 Way Match was mostly comedy which annoyed Shota. He wanted it to be an outrageous brawl around the fans. He kept trying to get members of the audience involved in the match but his opponents kept turning them down to keep them out of harm’s way. All the wrestlers hit each other with Low Blows until the referee also got hit below the belt. Shota had Shinichiro Tominaga pinned with the Delfin Clutch but the ref was still doubled over. Yumehito Imanari hit Shota with the Chubby Knee Kick and when the ref recovered, got the pin with his version of the Gedo Clutch.


Sakazaki & Itoh In EVE, Homoiro Clover Z Reunion

January 15, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 18/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Yuki Aino Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Akemi Daredasore, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Haruna Neko
3. Suzume Vs Sena Shiori
4. Mirai Maiumi Vs Miu Watanabe
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Maki Itoh Vs Yuna Manase & Raku
6. Miyu Yamashita, Rika Tatsumi & Raku Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Pom Harajuku

This past weekend Yuka Sakazaki and Maki Itoh both wrestled in England for “WRESTLE QUEENDOM 3” hosted by Pro-Wrestling: EVE. Sakazaki fought to a 15 minute draw against Lana Austin. After the match Sakazaki told Austin they can have a rematch for the Princess Of Princess Title if Austin ever comes to Japan. In the other match, Itoh defeated “Session Moth” Martina. She was amazed at how Martina controlled the audience support at first but Itoh got them on her side because she is the cutest in the world. Itoh also thinks it was 100 times more exciting to sing in England than it is to sing in Japan.

Anyway long story short, Sakazaki & Itoh are teaming together for their first match back in Japan since the EVE show.

Itoh has invited Bull Nakano to attend the big Tokyo Joshi Pro show at Tokyo Dome City Hall this November. The two met at a talk event yesterday. Nakano’s advice for Itoh was no matter how good she gets, she needs to develop rivalries with other wrestlers from her era. That is what attracts fans and gets them to keep watching.

BASARA “BASARA 117 ~REBORN~”, 22/01/2020
Shinjuku FACE

0. Exhibition Match: Captain Grace & Kamui Vs Takano Nakato & Masato Kamino
1. Daichi Kazato Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Gouma Ryu & Kikutraro
3. Daiki Shimomura & Masato Kamino Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda
4. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano
5. Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura Vs Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa
6. IRON FIST TAG Titles: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo (c) Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
7. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Unfortunately I’m still struggling to keep up with BASARA because they are still only posting the bare minimum of info on their new website. I’ll keep posting results for now. I’ll have to find a way to dig deeper into this.

Anyway, Masahiro Takanashi is not taking it easy as the Union MAX Champion. He defeated Isami Kodaka in his first defence. Now next on the plate for him is another former MAX champion, Ryota Nakatsu. He also pinned Kodaka recently to claim the title shot.

Tsutomu Oosugi pinning FUMA at the last show means Speed Of Sounds get an IRON FIST TAG Titles match.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 25/01/2020
Osaka City Higashinari Ward Center

1. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1A: X, X & X Vs X, X & X
2. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1B: X, X & X Vs X, X & X
3. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: X, X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1A
4. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: X, X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1B
5. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
6. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Final: X, X & X Vs X, X & X

The rush from challenging Sareee is something Natsumi Maki wants to experience again. This means the wait is over for her to finally wrestle against Miyu Yamashita!

The six teams entering the Osaka Sannin Matsuri are:

Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Rika Tatsumi
Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa & Raku
Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko
Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Sena Shiori

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “AIJO 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Toyama Vs Hokkaido Full Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shigeyuki Kawahara
2. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Lotte Vs Hiroshima Full Battle: Shota Vs Shiori Asahi
3. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Nemuro Vs Hakodate Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuhiro Kuroda
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Ganpocha-gun Vs Kaimei-gun: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Shinichiro Tominaga, Moeka Haruhi & Shuhei Washida

GPW is now Ganpocha-gun. Doesn’t really make a difference.

BOYZ “(BRAND NEW) BOYZ α -VALENTINE EDITION-”, 11/02/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. BOYZ Ace Showdown: MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Fairy BOYZ: Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura
3. BOYZ-Like Exchange Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shuichiro Tominaga & Shota
4. HomoClo Revival: Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Akito Vs HARASHIMA, Keisuke Ishii & Mizuki Watase

Homoiro Clover Z are back! This was an idol unit put together by Danshoku Dieno between 2011 and 2012. There were a few reunions here and there afterward and it was never their decision to break up at the time. They had to because the entire roster was reset for new units to take their place.

Since there currently is not much interaction between the different brands on the main DDT shows, Akito is using the BOYZ brand to make matches involving Ganbare☆Wrestling wrestlers. Shota has been looking forward to wrestle against Konosuke Takeshita ever since he witnessed Takaeshita’s debut match back in 2012.

Akito thinks the YaroZ have their place on BOYZ shows too. They have their female fans believe it or not. Akito knows they can be as graceful as fairies if given the opportunity to.

Kazuki Hirata and Hiroshi Yamato will be on the show.

The card announcement was interrupted by a message from DAMNATION. They will be producing their own show in Shinjuku FACE on 7th April.

The next BOYZ show after this will be on 26th April at Itabashi Green Hall. However the next YaroZ show is also scheduled for the venue on the same day at the same time! An agreement was made for the shows to be held on separate floors. BOYZ gets the bigger room on the 2nd floor. YaroZ gets the smaller room on the 1st floor. They will have to use a low floor ring and can only fill in 124 people in the audience but the YaroZ people think the size is just right for them.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR PLATINUM 2020”, 24/02/2020
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Yumehito Imanari

Yumehito Imanari won a Battle Royal to get this title shot. He is the most motivated he’s ever been as a pro wrestler. So even though he knows he will take a beating from Keisuke Ishii, he still likes his odds of winning.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SARABA SEISHUN NO HIKARI 2019” Results

January 12, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SARABA SEISHUN NO HIKARI 2019”, 12/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
133 Fans

1. Ken And Shin Collide At Itabashi! Hokuto Hyakuchiken Vs Nantogoku Sword!: Ken Ohka defeated Shin Suzuki with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (9:30).
2. Someone Is Going To Miss You Special 3 Way Match: Hong Kong International Women Police Man (Moeka Haruhi) and Hong Kong International University Attached Female High School Student (HARUKAZE) defeated Hong Kong International Police Man (Choun-Shiryu) with a Double Jackknife Pin (10:18).
3. The Fifth Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Yumehito Imanari defeated Shuhei Washida with the Imanari Special (12:35).
4. Ro & Ro Vs Hattoshite Good “β”: Shuichiro Katsumura & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Shota & Buffalo when Katsumura submitted Buffalo with the Katsumura Special (11:48).
5. New Year Special Tag Match: Kuma Arashi & Yusuke Kodama defeated Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki when Kodama pinned Iwasaki with a Frankensteiner (16:45).
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: Yumehito Imanari defeated Shota by Ring Out (15:18).
Order Of Elimination: Ken Ohka, Kouki Iwasaki, HARUKAZE, Shuichiro Katsumura, Shin Suzuki, Moeka Haruhi, Shinichiro Tominaga and Shota.

Now more than ever Yumehito Imanari has become confident and comfortable as a pro wrestler. He’s had doubts over the last few years but now he has the chance to become the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion! He knows Keisuke Ishii will give him a battering on 24th February but Imanari is crazy enough to think he can still beat him. When he becomes the champ he will make Ganbare☆Wrestling even more unusual with his ideas. Ishii attacked Imanari after the show and gave him a Fisherman Buster in the ring.

The home team of Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki were so close to getting a victory over Enfants Terribles. They worked over Yusuke Kodama but when Iwasaki turned his attention to keeping Kuma Arashi out of the ring, Kodaka pinned him with a flash Frankensteiner.

Buffalo kept apologizing to Shota for giving up. Shota let slip Buffalo’s real name “Yamada” while he complained to him.

Everybody was replaced in the 3 Way Match. Choun-Shiryu was replaced by Hong Kong International Police Man. Moeka Haruhi was replaced by Hong Kong International Women Police Man. HARUKAZE was supposed to be replaced by Hong Kong Domestic Police Man but his plane was delayed so Hong Kong International University Attached Female High School Student wrestled in their place instead. The fans chanted “Kokusai” (International) during the match. The police wrestlers tried to arrest everyone involved in the match including the referee. Hong Kong International Police Man ended up getting arrested at the end when the other two pinned him.


Takeshita In Manchester, Rosa Pulled From Sunday, Osaka Sannin Matsuri

January 10, 2020

Surprise! Konosuke Takeshita is heading to England in two weeks time! He is going over to wrestle on the “SCHADENFREUDE & FRIENDS” shows taking place in Manchester on the 21st and 22nd January. The shows are already sold out and the cards are being kept a mystery until they happen. Takeshita will not be missing any DDT shows during this short trip.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 12/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Akemi Daredasore Vs Haruna Neko
2. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Pom Harajuku
3. Hikari Noa Vs Sena Shiori
4. Natsumi Maki Vs Suzume
5. Shoko Nakajima & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Mizuki & Mina Shirakawa
6. Miyu Yamashita, Yuna Manase & Raku Vs Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

Thunder Rosa is out with the flu so she has been taken off Sunday’s show. Mizuki takes her place in the semi-main tag. The 3 Way Match Mizuki was originally in is now just a singles bout between Akemi Daredasore and Haruna Neko.

DDT “WRESTLE SHIOKONBU! 2020”, 12/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. Akito Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
3. Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Saki Akai Vs Rina Yamashita
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Chris Brookes, MAO & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Pokotan (w/ Danshoku Dieno)
7. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Osaka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Makoto Oishi Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuni

The stipulation for the DDT Extreme Title match has not been revealed yet.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SARABA SEISHUN NO HIKARI 2019”, 12/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. The Fifth Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuhei Washida
2. Ken And Shin Collide At Itabashi! Hokuto Hyakuchiken Vs Nantogoku Sword!: Ken Ohka Vs Shin Suzuki
3. Someone Is Going To Miss You Special 3 Way Match: Choun-Shiryu Vs Moeka Haruhi Vs HARUKAZE
4. Ro & Ro Vs Hattoshite Good “β”: Shuichiro Katsumura & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shota & Buffalo
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: Ken Ohka Vs Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shota Vs Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shuhei Washida Vs Haruhi Moeka Vs HARUKAZE Vs Shin Suzuki
6. New Year Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kuma Arashi & Yusuke Kodama

The Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Enfants Terribles tag match is now confirmed to be the main event.

DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi
2. Yuni Kids Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Special Tag Match In Osaka: Tetsuya Endo & Yuni Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Chris Brookes & Mizuki Watase
4. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Akito
5. Takoyaki! Kushikatsu! Like A Bowl 3 Way Match: MAO Vs Soma Takao Vs Yukio Naya
6. Yuni Kids Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Osaka Specialty Special Exhibition Match: Yuni Vs X
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Kuishinbo Kamen, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
8. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie

Yuni’s special exhibition match is happening later in the show after his tag match.

BASARA “BASARA 116 ~BANQUET~”, 14/01/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tetsuo Usui Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano (Special Referee: Gouma Ryu)
3. Ryuichi Sekine & Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Fuminori Abe
4. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji Vs Banana Senga, Tsutomu Oosugi & Daichi Kazato
5. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa (c) Vs Isami Kodaka, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura

Now that BASARA has a brand new website operational (https://basarapw.com/) hopefully this means there will be show reports posted there along with the results. Come on lads, give me something to work with.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “IIKOTO CHALLENGE 10TH ANNIVERSARY”, 19/01/2020
Yokohama Nissan Stadium

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Special Tag Match: Pom Harajuku & Mirai Maiumi Vs Mahiro Kiryu & Suzume

An outdoor mat wrestling match is taking place at an annual marathon set around the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. The match will be held on a special stage set in the field.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 25/01/2020
Osaka City Higashinari Ward Center

1. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1A: X, X & X Vs X, X & X
2. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1B: X, X & X Vs X, X & X
3. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: X, X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1A
4. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: X, X & X Vs Winners Of Match 1B
5. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Final: X, X & X Vs X, X & X

A one night trios tournament will take place at Tokyo Joshi Pro’s first Osaka show in 2020. The winning team gets a 30,000 yen gift voucher for shops and restaurants near the venue. There is expected to be 2 or 3 non-tournament matches too.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “ZENSHIN IMANARI”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yumehito Imanari Vs X

There are now going to be four Ganpro related shows taking place in Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR on 2nd February. Yumehito Imanari has decided to hold a self-produced show in the morning. He has little involved in some of the other events happening that day that he was looking for something to keep him occupied. The venue will be set up by then so why not? Who knows what the sleepy audience will get to see that morning?

GAKE NO FUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI SNOW WHITE 2020”, 12/03/2020
Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Miyako Matsumoto Vs X

At the end of the previous Gake no Fuchi show, Miyako Matsumoto told everyone the next show would be back in Itabashi Green Hall. However there was a mistake with the venue booking and the hall is already reserved for something else. The next show will take place in the Saitama Wrestle Arena instead.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 THE FINAL!!” Results

December 28, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 THE FINAL!!”, 28/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,019 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuki Iino defeated Keisuke Ishii & Keigo Nakamura when Hashimoto pinned Nakamura with the Albright (7:01).
2. “Novice Papa” 9-Man Trial Of Makoto Oishi – 1 Count Fall: Makoto Oishi finishes the series 4-5.
2a. Makoto Oishi defeated Danshoku Dieno with a Jackknife Pin (1:02).
2b. Hirosho Yamato defeated Makoto Oishi with the Sliding X (0:58).
2c. Makoto Oishi defeated Mizuki Watase with a Running Forearm (0:44).
2d. Mad Paulie defeated Makoto Oishi with a Flying Body Scissors Drop (1:03).
2e. Makoto Oishi defeated Antonio Honda with a Rolling Cradle (2:04).
2f. Masahiro Takanashi defeated Makoto Oishi with a Crucifix Pin (0:32).
2g. Kazuki Hirata defeated Makoto Oishi with the Extreme Tegatana (1:00).
2h. Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi with a Hand Press Pin (0:30).
2i. Makoto Oishi defeated Yoshihiko with the Sweet Bomb (3:29).
3. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match: Saki Akai defeated Sakura Hirota with the Rookie Award (7:58).
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani and Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Ueno pinned Shimatani after the Osaka Strad (7:50).
5. Toshiwasure! Special Single Match – Pro Wrestling x Oogiri Mix Rules: Shinya Aoki defeated Super Sasadango Machine with a Director Ishii joke (6:48).
6. Kazusada Higuchi Returns To War: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Bull James & Yukio Naya when Higuchi pinned Naya with the Doctor Bomb (7:36).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki and Chris Brookes when Takeshita pinned Brookes with the German Suplex (11:53).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – Final: Masato Tanaka defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Sliding D (23:57).

The tournament master Masato Tanaka becomes the first person to win the D-Ou Grand Prix while undefeated! He didn’t take Tetsuya Endo lightly in the final. He went for the Sliding D at the very first opportunity. Endo dodged it and in return tried to trap Tanaka in the Modified Yurikamome Hold. Tanaka put Endo through a table outside the ring with a Diving Body Press, which ended up leaving a big gash in Endo’s leg. To add insult to the injury, Tanaka then attacked Endo with pieces of the table and also the DAMNATION signboard. Endo’s comebacks would get cut off by Elbow Smashes until he countered the Tornado DDT into a Brainbuster. Tanaka cut him off again with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Endo countered the Diamond Dust into a German Suplex but Tanaka once more stopped his momentum with a Lariat. The match went even when Tanaka blocked the Shooting Star Press then Endo blocked the Superfly afterwards. When they got up Endo hit a Canadian Destroyer only for Tanaka to immediately fire back with a short range Sliding D. Endo finally got his momentum going with the Tetsuya In The Sky, the Swinging Torture Rack Bomb and the Shooting Star Press. Tanaka was able to kick out at two. Endo quickly applied the Yurikamome Hold but Tanaka cradled him for a nearfall. Endo changed it into the Crossface Lock but Tanaka got out of it by biting Endo’s hand. Tanaka stunned Endo with a Backfist then hit several Sliding D’s, finally keeping Endo down for the three count.

After the match Tanaka said fighting against Endo and DAMNATION was interesting. Tanaka has been wrestling for 26 years and is still in his prime. He has to show that in the ring when he faces off against younger wrestlers. Still, he thanked Endo for the match. HARASHIMA entered the ring during the trophy ceremony. He congratulated Tanaka for winning the Grand Prix then told him they will have a KO-D Openweight Title match on 26th January. He promised him a rematch after their 30 minute draw in the group stage so now they get to have one with higher stakes. Tanaka called HARASHIMA the No. 1 wrestler in DDT. Even though Tanaka won today’s main event, he gave the show closing speech to HARASHIMA.

When HARASHIMA finished his speech, Pokotan came out and confronted him to promote their DDT Extreme Title match on 12th January.

Some of the wrestlers who missed out on reaching the final were pitted together in a 4 Way Match. HARASHIMA wanted it to start off peacefully but it went mayhem when Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes both attacked him. Daisuke Sasaki tried to sneak a pin on HARASHIMA afterwards but Takeshita and Brookes then attacked him. Brookes broke off his short alliance with Takeshita and the match was all against each other from that point on. Sasaki put Takeshita in La Mistica Cross Facelock, HARASHIMA broke it up with the Somato then Brookes caught HARASHIMA in mid-air with a Cutter. Takeshita gave HARASHIMA and Sasaki a German Suplex at the same time, emptying the ring down to just him and Brookes. Brookes put Takeshita in an Octopus Hold then tried to pin him with a European Clutch but Takeshita rolled him into the German Suplex to take the win. This result is considered as payback for Brookes beating Takeshita in the group stage.

A reinvigorated and fully recovered Kazusada Higuchi was victorious in his return match. He wasn’t lying when he said he lost wait during his time off, the audience was impressed by his improved physique. Both he and Yukio Sakaguchi came out to brand new theme songs. Sakaguchi struck Bull James with the God’s Right Knee, allowing Higuchi to pin Yukio Naya with the Doctor Bomb. Backstage Higuchi said he’s been watching DDT while he was recovering from his injury and it just wasn’t the same. Sakaguchi agreed. They want to make DDT fun and rampant so Higuchi and Sakaguchi are going to stir up DDT together!

Super Sasadango Machine wanted to make sure his win over Shinya Aoki last month wasn’t a fluke. To ensure the result would be undisputed their match today would consist of two stages. Stage 1 is the Pro Wrestling Stage, a regular pro wrestling match. When that is over they would then move on to the Oogiri Stage, a comedy quiz where judges Yuki Iino, Mizuki Watase and Yumehito Imanari choose who gave the best answer. The winner of the match is the first person to either win both stages back-to-back or win the Oogriri Stage 3 times. The match began and Aoki immediately made Sasadango submit to the Sleeper Hold. The Oogiri question asked for their dream match for a New Year’s Eve MMA show. Sasadango said Tatsuya Kawajiri Vs Erika Sawajiri in an MMA Vs MDMA fight (Sawajiri is an actress who was recently arrested over drug possession). Aoki chose Takeru Vs Tenshin Nasukawa. Sasadango won the judge’s vote. The match began again and Sasadango immediately gave up to a handshake. The Oogiri question asked to name the sequel for Aoki’s book “Strong Instinct”. Sasadango said “Grand Maison Instinct” while Aoki picked “Daddy”. Aoki got some laughs but Sasadango still won the judge’s decision. Aoki tapped out Sasadango once more with a Cross Armbreaker. The Oogiri question asked for a phrase that will be used as a warning in 2020. Sasadango’s arm was so damaged from the Cross Armbreaker that he couldn’t write a decent answer, so he went with “Safety First”. Aoki answered with “Director Ishii” referring to the disgraced K-1 director Kazuyoshi Ishii. Aoki unanimously won the judge’s decision and was declared the winner of the match.

The freelance Nobuhiro Shimatani was back in DDT to do what he does best. Run around with the DAMNATION signboard! What he isn’t good at is being used as a projectile. Soma Takao tried to Body Slam him onto their opponents in the 3 Way Match but they kept rolling out of the way. Shimatani did get a few whacks in on Akito & Shunma Katsumata with his signboard until he accidentally hit Takao with it. From there Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura double teamed on Shimatani and finished him off with the Osaka Strad. Nautilus are now ready to challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 3rd January. They are also taking over the Drop Kick Bar from Akito in the new year.

One of the goals for Saki Akai’s “Okibariyasu” series is to bring in joshi and let them experience what DDT is like. In the case of Sakura Hirota this turned out to be the most DDT match in a long time. First Hirota came out dressed as Akai and mimicking her entrance. Then we found out her children were at ringside where there was a special play area built for them to stay in. Also Antonio Honda was babysitting them. The situation was so distracting that Yukinori Matsui missed some pinfalls. Hirota used Kancho attacks to get the advantage until Honda called for an emergency because one of the kids soiled their diaper. Akai, Hirota and Matsui all agreed to speed up the match with cradles and quick pin counts. Hirota attempted to do the Quetzalcoatl but couldn’t apply it properly. The result was only her flipping onto her back empty handed. Akai gave Hirota a Kancho poke then pinned her with the Rookie Award. It was announced afterwards that Akai’s third opponent in her series will be against Rina Yamashita on 12th January.

Fatherhood is taking it’s toll on Makoto Oishi. So much so that he decided today’s One Count Gauntlet Match would be his last match. He informed all of his opponents backstage before their match and everyone agreed to give him their best. The results went back and forth. Oishi pinned Danshoku Dieno with a Cradled counter to the Danshoku Driver. Hiroshi Yamato pinned Oishi with the Sliding X. Oishi went 2-1 when he caught Mizuki Watase with a Running Forearm. Mad Paulie flattened Oishi with the Lou Thesz Press. Antonio Honda went for his old Gongitsune trick but Oishi saw it coming and cradled him to make it 3-2. Masahiro Takanashi countered the Jikiden Tornado Clutch into a Crucifix Pin to even the score. Kazuki Hirata turned the match into a dance until he overdone the Tegatana strikes to Oishi’s neck. When Toru Owashi entered the match Oishi was still knocked out from the attack. Owashi pleaded with him to get back up but Oishi wouldn’t move. Oishi placed his hand on Oishi’s chest and didn’t realise it counted as a pin. Oishi’s final opponent was Yoshihiko. Oishi fought with all he had left, using all his strength to get a rope break from a Scorpion Deathlock. Yoshihiko was thrown into the air for the Reincarnation but Oishi rolled it into a pin to end the match with a win. All the wrestlers begged with him to reconsider his decision. Oishi then revealed it was all a misunderstanding. Today was his final match… in 2019. He wanted everyone to do their best today because it was the final DDT show of 2019. He’s not retiring. Who said that? Oishi loves pro wrestling and he wants his newborn daughter to grow up and watch him wrestle.

Rivals turning into teammates seems to happen a lot in wrestling nowadays. It happened here with Yuki Iino and Chihiro Hashimoto joining forces to take on Keisuke Ishii & Keigo Nakamura. They weren’t 100% compatible but still came out on top. Iino hit Nakamura with the Haka Elbow and Hashimoto followed up with the Albright to win. When asked if they were interested in going after the KO-D Tag Titles, both liked the idea but think they can do it on their own.

A brand new championship called the DDT Universal Title will crown its first champion on 23rd February. The belt was created as part of DDT’s international plans for 2020. Both Takeshita and Brookes have expressed their interest in becoming the first champion. Takeshita believes being the first champion on any belt is a special thing and he also wants to spread DDT across the world. Brookes thinks him versus Takeshita is the match to make to determine the first champion. Also the Praying Mantis Bomb will always beat Takeshita and Brookes wants another singles match to prove it.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WHITE BREATH 2019” Results

December 22, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WHITE BREATH 2019”, 22/12/2019
Tokyo Art Center White Studio
176 Fans

1. Ganpro Vs Real GUTS Army ~The Fourth Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida~: Guts Ishijima defeated Shuhei Washida with the Ghostbuster (6:10).
2. Ganpro Special Mixed Match ~A Beautiful Man, Beautiful Women And A Pervert~: Hagane Shinno & Moeka Haruhi defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE when Shinno submitted HARUKAZE with the Ultimate Manjigatame (11:29).
3. The Third Emergency Battle! Show Me What You Mean!: Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shin Suzuki & Shigeyuki Kawahara when Katsumura pinned Suzuki with the Bena-Driller (13:48).
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol defeated Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) when Imanari pinned Shota with the Koshi Clutch (14:40).
*Hattoshite Good Alps Industry fails in V3. GPW becomes the 22nd GWC 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Delayed Young Drama Cup Final: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (20:28).
*V4 for Keisuke Ishii.

This was not your regular Kazuki Hirata appearance. When he entered for the main event his usual “TOKYO GO!” song switched over to Hirata’s first entry song “Katare! Namida!” by SEX MACHINEGUN. There was no dancing or comedy, Hirata was here to win the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title from Keisuke Ishii! Hirata hit the GO! GO! Splash for a nearfall but couldn’t go through with the Egoist Driver when he needed to. Ishii slipped out of the move and hit a Tiger Suplex to turn the tide against his opponent. The High Angle Double Arm DDT ended up finishing Hirata and giving Ishii another title defence. After the match Ishii said his goal is to defend the title 17 times so he can break the championship record for most defences. This is only his fourth one so he couldn’t lost to Hirata today. Hirata accepted total defeat and encouraged Ishii to reach his goal. The show ended with all of Ganbare☆Wrestling gathering together in the ring. A tearful Ken Ohka spoke about how wonderful the group became this year. But it won’t be enough until Ganpro makes it to Korakuen Hall, Sumo Hall and even the Tokyo Dome! In 2020 Ganpro will become a major pro wrestling company!

Okay so I didn’t know this but the current Real GUTS Army team have actually been called Hattoshite Good Alps Industry because Guts Ishijima was no longer involved. The Hattoshite name is based off of a Toshihiko Tahara song. It probably doesn’t matter anymore because Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol beat them to win back the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles. It was the result of a months long plan by Imanari to discover Kenichiro Arai’s weakness. Whenever they locked up, Imanari would make a strange noise that would make Arai run away with fear. He regained some control when Masked Mystery distracted the referee so he could remove a turnbuckle pad. Shota swung the pad but Imanari ducked and Arai took the hit. Ohka & Mongol held the others back while Imanari pinned Shota with his version of the Gedo Clutch, causing the title change. Ohka wants to claim the belts as a Ganpro championship from now on. All they have to do is pretend the “GW” in GWC stands for Ganbare☆Wrestling instead of Guts World. Mongol revealed in a backstage interview that her daughter is currently sick in hospital. When Mongol visits her later in the day she will cheer her up by telling her the good news about her mother winning a championship.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GRACE GROUP PRESENTS SNOW BLIND 2019” Results

December 8, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GRACE GROUP PRESENTS SNOW BLIND 2019”, 08/12/2019
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall
119 Fans

1. The Third Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Katsumi Oribe defeated Shuhei Washida with the Katsumi Leg (8:02).
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match ~I Love And Hate Osaka~: Cherry & Itsuki Aoki defeated Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE when Cherry pinned HARUKAZE with the Spring Night Love (10:57).
3. Ganpro Vs Dotonbori Pro Wrestling: Keisuke Ishii defeated Yuto Kikuchi with the Double Arm Neck Lock (8:36).
4. UWF Kanto Student Pro Wrestling & SWS Gakusei Pro Wrestling Allied Forces Vs Shooto & Pancrase Allied Forces: Shuichiro Katsumura & Takaku Fuke defeated Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga when Katsumura submitted Tominaga with a Cross Armbreaker (13:51).
5. Poccha Libre Master Vs Mucha Libre Master: Kuuga defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Cougar Lock 2 (9:54).
6. Ganpro Vs Osaka The Strongest Tag: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Shigehiro Irie ended in a Double Countout (1:18).
6a. Rematch – Hardcore Tag Match: Magnitude Kishiwada & Shigehiro Irie defeated Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki when Irie pinned Ohka with the Beast Bomber (19:01).

It’s been around 21 months since Ganbare☆Wrestling was last in Osaka. Ken Ohka couldn’t wait any longer to get his hands on Magnitude Kishiwada when it was time for the main event. Both of them brawled around the ring from the bell and got counted out after a minute. Ohka demanded that the match restart under Hardcore rules with no countouts. Kishiwada quickly took advantage and busted Ohka’s forehead with a chairshot. Kouki Iwasaki tried to help Ohka but Kishiwada got rid of him while Shigehiro Irie focused on Ohka. Chairs were piled in the middle of the ring for Irie to give the Fire Thunder to Ohka on to. Ohka would fight back with the chairs and hit the Fire Spear but Kishiwada broke the pin. Ohka would get beaten down with the Last Ride from Kishiwada and a Diving Body Press from Irie but he kicked out. Irie finally put him away with the Beast Bomber.

After the match Kishiwada had some nasty words to say about Ganpro. This led to Iwasaki attacking him and another fight breaking out. Kishiwada called everyone his enemies, including Irie. More fights broke out between Kishiwada and Iwasaki. When Kishiwada finally left, Ohka said there is one strong man in Osaka and he will eventually catch up and overtake him!

Thankfully the rest of the Osaka scene are getting along with Ganpro. Yumehito Imanari appointed Kuuga as the head of the Kansai branch of Pocchari Joshi.