GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~” Results

September 4, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
92 Fans

0. Urgent Decision Match: Yuna Manase defeated YuuRI with the Suzuki Dynamic (3:59).
1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori defeated Tokiko Kirihara with a 2nd Rope Diving Body Press (8:10).
2. 3 Way Match: Hong Kong Domestic Ladies Police Man defeated Hong Kong International Ladies Police Man and Hong Kong International Undercover Mafia when Domestic Ladies Police Man pinned Undercover Mafia with the Spear (8:07).
3. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Tiger Suplex (10:55).
4. Texas Tornado Street Fight Special Mixed Tag Match: Miss Mongol & Yumehito Imanari defeated Cherry & Shota when Mongol pinned Cherry with the Diving Senton onto a chair (13:02).
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuu Yamagata & HARUKAZE defeated Yuna Manase & Moeka Haruhi when HARUKAZE pinned Manase with the Fire Spear (11:57).

There was good moments and bad moments for Yuna Manase on today’s Ganbare☆Joshi show. The bad moment was losing to HARUKAZE in the main event. Yuu Yamagata cut down Manase with a Buzzsaw Kick and HARUKAZE finished her off with the Fire Spear. This is the first time HARUKAZE has beaten Manase. Yamagata rubbed the result in Manase’s face and said Ganjo only became interesting when she showed up. Yamagata isn’t the wrestler she used to be but she isn’t ever going to let Manase beat her! Moeka Haruhi had to motivate Manase to do her best because that is what Ganbare means. Manase agreed and promised to get stronger, beat Yamagata and return HARUKAZE to Ganjo!

The good news for Manase and Ganjo happened at the start of the show. Manase’s opening speech was interrupted when suddenly YuuRI entered the ring. The former JUST TAP OUT wrestler surprised everyone even further when she announced that as of today she is now signed to Ganbare☆Pro! Manase didn’t know about this but is happy to have a new companion in Ganjo. They agreed to an impromptu match which Manase won. She told YuuRI afterwards to never give up on Ganbare☆Joshi. Backstage YuuRI explained why she signed with Ganpro instead of another company that fans were expecting she would go to. She is the only woman in Ganpro who is under 30 and she wants to freshen up the promotion while also showing her strength.

Both Makoto and Itsuki Aoki were unable to be at the show so they were replaced with Hong Kong Domestic Ladies Police Man and Hong Kong International Ladies Police Man. The Hong Kong International Police Man that was replacing Choun-Shiryu turned out to be crooked. His true identity is Hong Kong International Undercover Mafia. He may have attempted a hit on Ken Ohka. He definitely paid off the referee in a failed attempt to win.


Dramatic Survivor Tomorrow, Ganjo Conflict Continues

September 3, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 SUMMER ~STEP AND A STEP~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Hikari Noa & Kaya Toribami
2. Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Arisu Endo
3. Shoko Nakajima, Raku & Moka Miyamoto Vs Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Haruna Neko
4. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Pom Harajuku Vs Hyper Misao, Nao Kakuta & Nodoka Tenma
5. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh Vs Yuki Aino & Marika Kobashi

I seriously doubt any of the women here will make the last minute trip to Chicago for the All Out Casino Battle Royal. Don’t think that needed to be said but it’s been a crazy year.

DDT “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021”, 04/09/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino
3. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Tournament – Round 1: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & MAO
4. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito & Yukio Naya
5. Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
6. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
7. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Tournament – Decision Match: Losers Of Match #1 Vs Losers Of Match #2

Tomorrow either DISASTER BOX, DAMNATION, Junretsu or The 37KAMIINA will be no more. A fan vote on DDT’s Twitter account has DISASTER BOX as the “favourites” to lose everything and break up. Remember, if the losing team features either the KO-D Tag Team Champions or KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions then those belts must be vacated too!

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Tokiko Kirihara
2. 3 Way Match: Hong Kong International Police Man Vs Makoto Vs Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Texas Tornado Street Fight Special Mixed Tag Match: Miss Mongol & Yumehito Imanari Vs Cherry & Shota
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Moeka Haruhi Vs Yuu Yamagata & HARUKAZE

Yuna Manase already got a small piece of HARUKAZE ever since the latter betrayed Ganbare☆Joshi to join Yuu Yamagata’s side. Manase still wants HARUKAZE to come back to her senses so her anger is aimed more at Yamagata. What position Moeka Haruhi will take in this situation remains to be seen.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN OSAKA”, 05/09/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yuki “Sexy” Iino
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
4. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani
5. Special Single Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno
6. Osaka Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi

So does the rest of the shows in September have to change some of their matches when one of the units splits up or will there be a farewell period for the losing group? DDT hasn’t said either way.


Final Preparations For Wrestle Peter Pan, Takanashi Show Postponed Again, Wrestle Princess II Main Event

August 17, 2021

BASARA X DOVE “R.E.S.P.E.C.T”, 18/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yusuke Kubo, Daichi Kazato & Kenshin Chikano Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino & TORU
2. Fuminori Abe & Shoichi Uchida Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Rey Paloma
3. FUMA Vs “brother” YASSHI
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Gunso Vs SAGAT & Naoki Tanizaki
5. Daiki Shimomura Vs Kohei Kinoshita

The first leg of BASARA X Dove Pro 2021 series takes place tomorrow.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa
1. Special 10-Man Tag Match – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Yusuke Okada, Reimu Imai & El Unicorn Vs Yuji Okabayashi, TAMURA, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino & Ilusion
2. Double Ring Double Single Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
2. Double Ring Double Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

I am aiming to have a preview written and posted by Thursday night at the latest.

The main event will have Kenta Kobashi at ringside to witness the KO-D Openweight Title match. Whenever he shows up for big matches involving Jun Akiyama, Akiyama usually wins so he is kind of a good luck charm for him. That isn’t meant to be the intention of his appearances though. Last time he appeared in DDT he was invited by Tetsuya Endo to give advice for fighting against Akiyama.

Yuki Ueno briefly had the DDT Universal Title returned to him during today’s press conference. Hisaya Imabayashi convinced Daisuke Sasaki to send the belt back in order to sign the match contract but Sasaki did not attend the signing. Instead he sent a video message that Ueno watched. That turned out to be a trap and Sasaki was in the room all along! He ambushed Ueno, stole the belt and ran off with it yet again!

Saki Akai is determined to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles and silence those who are uncomfortable with her wrestling against men. Like Yuji Hino for example. He thinks having a woman on the team is like taking part in a Handicap match. Akai admits she is afraid of taking Chops from Yuji Hino (and he swears he won’t Chop her because it would result in murder) but she needs to overcome those fears to become a champion again. Yukio Sakaguchi credits Akai for burning a fire within himself and Kazusada Higuchi that they have been missing recently. That has been shown during Sakaguchi’s clashes with Soma Takao. They may have to face a cruel reality though. Endo has warned that he has only gotten better since the title match was put together. DAMNATION’s comments made Akai mad and she slapped the rest of Eruption to fire them up.

There has been an attempt by DDT recently to put together more hardcore matches. Jun Kasai has watched some and feels lukewarm towards them. They’re a bit too relaxed for his tastes. But rumours are going around that Kasai has a low pain threshold for stepping on Lego. Shunma Katsumata brought it up and Kasai avoided the topic by saying he never feels pain when he is in front of an audience. MAO wants to prove there is nothing “relaxed” about DDT’s hardcore style. Chris Brookes thinks he is being ignored because he doesn’t feature in the hype video for the match.

The youngsters from the DDT Teenage Project want to make an impact. Ilusion promises to make that impact and be the standout of the match so he can become the symbol of the project. El Unicorn is the smallest wrestler in the match but wants to be in the ring with the likes of Yuji Okabayashi and Naomi Yoshimura. They’re not the only teenagers in the match. Reimu Imai is 16 years old and looks forward to hitting the larger opponents with all he’s got. TAMURA is fascinated to see how these teenagers will fare. HARASHIMA is excited to see DDT run a big show outdoors and it reminds him of the other outdoor shows DDT has held throughout his time with them.

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 03/09/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Dragon Sakurabo, “Old Wise Man” Human-Zee & Tiger Jeet Singh-juku Sumidagawa (w/ Haru Miyako) Vs Gota Ihashi & Antonio Honda (w/ Sayaka Obihiro & KUDO)
2. Saki Akai & Rina Yamashita Vs Yuna Mizumori & Mei Suruga
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, ken45° & Manabu Murakami Vs Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Yasu Urano
4. Kenichiro Arai Vs Baliyan Akki
5. Masahiro Takanashi & Chris Brookes Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei (w/ Gorgeous Matsuno)

Unfortunately Masahiro Takanashi’s self-produced show has been postpone again. He decided it is still not safe to run the show under current circumstances. He is currently in discussions with the venue to arrange a new date for the show.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Tokiko Kirihara
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
3. Texas Tornado Street Fight Special Mixed Tag Match: Miss Mongol & Yumehito Imanari Vs Cherry & Shota
4. 3 Way Match: Choun-Shiryu Vs Makoto Vs Itsuki Aoki
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Moeka Haruhi Vs Yuu Yamagata & HARUKAZE

Oh the betrayal! HARUKAZE got Yuu Yamagata’s message loud and clear, ditching Yuna Manase after all they did to build up Ganbare☆Joshi together. Now HARUKAZE is siding with Yamagata to learn how to become stronger. Manase still has Moeka Haruhi to rely on and they will fight to bring HARUKAZE back to Ganjo.

Makoto is also sticking around for a while as part of Yamagata’s group. That’s a woman with a lot of different links and connections in the industry so not all of her matches will be attached to the Manase/Yamagata feud.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase
2. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

Kazuki Hirata gets a DDT Extreme Title shot after threatening to quit DDT and leave all of the jobs nobody else wants to do. He also wants Shinya Aoki to come up with a match stipulation that can allow even the weakest wrestler like Hirata an even chance to win. He swears it’s to make the match more exciting before Aoki beats him.

GANBARE☆PRO “HARLEY DAVIDSON & MARLBORO MAN 2021”, 12/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Special Mixed 6-Person Tag Match: Shota, Moeka Haruhi & Miyako Matsumoto Vs Shinichiro Tominaga, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match Part 2: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Ganbare☆Pro continues putting together intergender tag matches, this time doing one under trios rules.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”, 09/10/2021
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

1. Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Maki Itoh

Doesn’t matter how battered and bruised she is right now because Maki Itoh could not be happier. After winning the Tokyo Princess Cup she will now face Miyu Yamashita for the Princess Of Princess Title at Ota Ward Gymnasium. Yamashita is amazed at how strong Itoh has become and she wants to beat this version of her. They’ve had several singles matches before including two Princess Title bouts and Itoh has never won any of them. They also team together as 121000000 but Itoh thought they should disband. Yamashita talked her out of it because it wouldn’t make a difference to the match. Therefore there’s no need to split the team up.

Yuki Arai is confirmed to be on the show.


GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~YOUTH FRENZY 2021~” Results

August 14, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~YOUTH FRENZY 2021~”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
70 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari defeated Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga when Ishii pinned Tominaga with the Double-Armed Driver (10:40).
2. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori defeated Chie Koishikawa with the Supergirl (10:22).
3. This Time, A Special Tag Match To Celebrate Katsumura & Haruhi’s Tournament Victory: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi defeated Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto when Haruhi submitted Matsumoto with the Excruciating Technique (12:56).
4. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuu Yamagata & Makoto defeated Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE when Yamagata pinned HARUKAZE with the Somato (12:42).

The friendship between Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE is falling apart at the seams. Their teamwork self destructed in the main event when Manase accidentally hit her teammate twice. The first time happened when Yuu Yamagata dodged an Elbow Strike and HARUKAZE got hit behind her. The second time Yamagata purposely pushed Manase into HARUKAZE. Later when Manase called for her partner’s help, HARUKAZE instead hit her with the Fire Spear! Makoto flattened Manase with the W.W.Knee and Yamagata followed up with the Somato to win the match while HARUKAZE stood by.

After the match Yamagata welcomed HARUKAZE to her side and they left with Makoto. Manase was left alone to cry in the ring until Moeka Haruhi came down to comfort her. With Haruhi’s encouragement Manase promised to get revenge on Yamagata and Makoto to bring back her friend HARUKAZE! Backstage, HARUKAZE explained she made her decision to join Yamagata so she can become stronger under her teachings. Yamagata assured her she did not lose today.

The “Excruciating Technique” Haruhi used to submit Miyako Matsumoto is a Cross-Arm Backslide submission hold. Haruhi has not given the hold an official name yet.


Princess Cup Final, Wrestle Peter Pan Warm Up, More Ganbare☆Joshi Shows

August 13, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto Vs Suzume & Arisu Endo
2. Yuki Aino & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Nao Kakuta & Kaya Toribami
3. Aja Kong, Raku & Haruna Neko Vs Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Kamifuku
4. Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Sakisama, Mei Saint-Michel & Yukio Saint Laurent Vs Rika Tatsumi, Pom Harajuku & Antonio Honda
5. Yuka Sakazaki AEW Triumphant Return Match: Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Noa
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Miu Watanabe
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Mizuki Vs Maki Itoh

This weekend is the finale of the Tokyo Princess Cup and also the return of Yuka Sakazaki.

BASARA “BASARA 165 ~TAKAGARI 5~”, 14/08/2021
Takashimadaira Ward Community Center

1. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs SAGAT & Yasu Urano
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Fuminori Abe
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano Vs Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: FUMA Vs Masato Kamino
5. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Isami Kodaka

The Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League begins tomorrow!

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~YOUTH FRENZY 2021~”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Chie Koishikawa
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari
3. This Time, A Special Tag Match To Celebrate Katsumura & Haruhi’s Tournament Victory: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto
4. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE Vs Yuu Yamagata & Makoto

A little extra drama added to the main event is the friendship between HARUKAZE and Makoto. They get along outside the ring so could that somehow effect HARUKAZE teaming with Yuna Manase? The last time Yuu Yamagata was here she told HARUKAZE that Manase is holding back her progress.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: Shoko Nakajima/Miu Watanabe Vs Mizuki/Maki Itoh

A future Princess Of Princess Title shot awaits the winner.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mizuki Watase Return Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Hideki Okatani
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura
3. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Dorago (Yukio Naya) & Haka (Yuki Iino) Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
4. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
5. Yuki Ueno & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
6. DDT Extreme Title – Hardcore Judo Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

The Hardcore Judo match will be a Hardcore match with both participants wearing judo gear. That settles that mystery.

BASARA X DOVE “R.E.S.P.E.C.T”, 18/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yusuke Kubo, Daichi Kazato & Kenshin Chikano Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino & TORU
2. Fuminori Abe & Shoichi Uchida Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Rey Paloma
3. FUMA Vs “brother” YASSHI
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Gunso Vs SAGAT & Naoki Tanizaki
5. Daiki Shimomura Vs Kohei Kinoshita

Kabuki Kid will no longer be on the show due to personal reasons. TORU from the TTT promotion takes his place.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
3. Special 10-Man Tag Match – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Yusuke Okada, Reimu Imai & El Unicorn Vs Yuji Okabayashi, TAMURA, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino & Ilusion
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

A press conference was held today covering some of the important “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” matches. Konosuke Takeshita admitted that losing twice to Jun Akiyama is what helped make him come into this match as a much better wrestler. He wants to win the KO-D Openweight Title and say with pride that “DDT has Takeshita.” Akiyama said that although his opponent is bigger and stronger, he’s going to show him what happens when the feelings in your heart and mind prevail. Akiyama won the previous two matches by submission but will take winning the third match by pinfall if he has to.

Daisuke Sasaki was able to appear on Zoom (goofy background and all) because he is finishing up his quarantine period. His physical absence from the press conference annoyed Yuki Ueno even more because Sasaki still has the stolen DDT Universal Title.

Sanshiro Takagi explained that when students from the DDT Teenage Project turn 20 years old they will become full time members of DDT. Their school education is given priority so will not be wrestling on every show. El Unicorn said he’s been recently inspired by Momiji Nishiya, the 13 year old skateboarder who won gold at the Olympics. Ilusion said he wants to become a big name worldwide. Both of them are just as focused on fighting the big names in their match as they are fighting each other.

Yesterday Atsushi Onita gathered his team together at a parking lot in Chiba to demonstrate the explosions that will be happen for their match. A watermelon was meant to be used as the target. Kuro-chan and his group interrupted the scene and attacked Onita’s team. Super Sasadango Machine smashed the watermelon over Sanshiro Takagi’s head while Akito & Maki Itoh were both taken care of. Kuro-chan & Hikari Noa then grabbed an explosive barbed wire bat and blasted Onita with it. Kuro-chan added insult to injury by pinning Onita while Sasadango counted to three. Kuro-chan promised to retire Onita and take over the rights to explosion death matches!

I will be writing a preview for the show next week.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
2. Texas Tornado Street Fight Special Mixed Tag Match: Miss Mongol & Yumehito Imanari Vs Cherry & Shota

There’s more to Ganbare☆Joshi than just the Manase & HARUKAZE drama. Cherry allegedly won a match against Shota in impressive fashion on the last show but no evidence of it happening exists. Whatever happened between them resulted in them now teaming together. Miss Mongol usually has Shota’s number when they fight each other and Yumehito Imanari isn’t going to be distracted by any Pocchari Joshi shenanigans.

GANBARE☆PRO “HARLEY DAVIDSON & MARLBORO MAN 2021”, 12/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match Part 2: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Another 20th anniversary match for Ken Ohka. Ah, I can’t blame him.

Shinjiro Otani, Nobuhiro Shimatani and Takahiro Katori will be on the show.


Princess Cup Final 4, Baba Style The Correct Style? Akai Vs Manase, BASARA League

August 2, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE SKY IS THE LIMIT 2021”, 07/08/2021
Nagoya Civic Gymnasium 3rd Stadium

1. Miyu Yamashita & Yuki Arai Vs Yuki Aino & Moka Miyamoto

Yuki Arai’s first match in Nagoya is a big enough deal to main event the show because Nagoya is the home of SKE48. She will team with her mentor Miyu Yamashita against Yuki Aino & Moka Miyamoto. Another SKE48 member Shiori Aoki will be on commentary for the match.

Maki Itoh suffered a fractured left cheekbone in her Tokyo Princess Cup Quarter Final match. It will take two to four weeks for it to heal but she will definitely wrestle on 14th August. She will miss this Saturday’s show though.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IWATE”, 09/08/2021
Iwate Education Center Multipurpose Hall (Morioka City)

1. Toru Owashi Vs Yuya Koroku
2. 3 Way Matches: Chris Brookes Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai
3. HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Danshoku Dieno & Akito
4. Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
5. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Morioka Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura

Daisuke Sasaki is currently absent from shows after coming into close contact with a person who has the Coronavirus. Most of the matches on this show have been changed. Sasaki is expected to be cleared in time for DDT’s return to Korakuen Hall on 15th August.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto Vs Suzume & Arisu Endo
2. Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Raku Vs Nao Kakuta, Haruna Neko, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami
3. Yuki Arai “Midsummer Trials” Single 1st Match: Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuki Arai
4. Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Sakisama, Mei Saint-Michel & Yukio Saint Laurent Vs Rika Tatsumi, Pom Harajuku & Antonio Honda
5. Yuka Sakazaki AEW Triumphant Return Match: Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Noa
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Shoko Nakajima
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Mizuki Vs Maki Itoh

The semi final draw was held and the matchups are confirmed. Itoh is confident she will be fully healed in time to face Mizuki in the main event. Overcoming the pain is what makes Itoh stronger and this is the opponents she wants more than anyone else. Mizuki is aiming for the three-peat and has never lost to Itoh before. Winning this match will give her the confidence she needs to win the final 24 hours later. Miu Watanabe is now four years into her pro wrestling career and has fallen in love with it. She also revealed the idol she looks up to most is Mayu Watanabe from AKB48. Her opponent Shoko Nakajima reaches the final four once again but she isn’t taking it for granted. Tokyo Joshi Pro has grown so much over the years that it motivates her to be the best again.

Yuka Sakazaki has her first match back in Japan since coming home from the latest AEW tour.

A few other return appearances brings the Rika Tatsumi Vs NEO Biishiki-gun feud back to life. Yukio Saint Laurent and Antonio Honda get involved again. The only difference is instead of a zombie we get Pom Harajuku.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~YOUTH FRENZY 2021~”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Chie Koishikawa
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari
3. This Time, A Special Tag Match To Celebrate Katsumura & Haruhi’s Tournament Victory: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto
4. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE Vs Yuu Yamagata & Makoto

The next Ganbare☆Joshi show sees Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE go through another attempt to beat Yuu Yamagata. This time Makoto is coming in to be Yamagata’s tag partner.

The Mixed Tag Match that was promised to Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi will take place here. Their match with Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto was cancelled last time when Haruhi had to go into self isolation over a close contact scare.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuki Arai “Midsummer Trials” Single 2nd Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuki Arai
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

For the first time since November, Aja Kong will be on the show.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mizuki Watase Return Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Hideki Okatani
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura
3. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
4. Yuki Ueno & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
5. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
6. DDT Extreme Title – Hardcore Judo Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

In a press conference today the participants of both title matches got to speak. The KO-D Tag Team Titles match will be Yusuke Okada’s first championship shot in DDT since he signed with the company. Jun Akiyama is looking forward to teaming with his student and trusts him enough to let him do his stuff. Shunma Katsumata is determined not to lose the titles in his first defence. He also wants to pin Akiyama again like he did at the Ultimate Tag League. His partner Konosuke Takeshita said he will focus on Akiyama because he can rely on Katsumata to win the match if it comes down to him. The match serves as a clash of different wrestling styles and philosophies. Takeshita says there is no correct answer for pro wrestling that applies to everybody. Akiyama disagrees because he thinks the Giant Baba style that he learned has all of the right answers. Baba’s way is the correct way and the proof is in Akiyama being the current KO-D Openweight Champion.

The Olympic atmosphere in Japan has inspired Shinya Aoki to defend the DDT Extreme Title against MAO in a Hardcore Judo match. Aoki and MAO aren’t sure themselves what the rules are in a Hardcore Judo match but they are excited to do it.

GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021”, 28/08/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Takahiro Katori
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Asuka Vs Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE
3. Special Tag Match That Leaves No Stone Unturned: Yasu Urano & Shota Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Ganpro Special 6-Man Tag Match: Shinjiro Otani, Yumehito Imanari & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
5. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Seiya Morohashi Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shu Sakurai

A second match is added to Ken Ohka’s 20th Anniversary celebration. Seiya Morohashi comes in representing Ohka’s days in Union Pro.

BASARA “BASARA 166 ~GLITTER~”, 31/08/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

The Union MAX Title match that was meant to happen at the end of July has been pushed back a month. Takumi Tsukamoto no longer has the BJW Death Match Title. Meanwhile Minoru Fujita still has his prize money just waiting to be spent once he becomes champion.

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~”, 01/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Voice actor Tetsu Inada will be involved with the Hiragana Muscle shows in September. His work includes shows from the Gundam and Super Robot Wars series. He also voiced MAO in the Kemono Michi anime DDT was involved with back in 2019. That’s not all. He has also been the voice in DDT’s opening videos for the last year.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase

It is a match Yuna Manase originally wanted at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” but it never came to be. She wants a singles match against Saki Akai so much she crashed a DDT show to demand it. Akai doesn’t have any strong feelings about her opponent. She remembers the year she debuted people online were hoping the two of them would team together but other than that they are from completely different parts of the wrestling scene. Akai recently wrestled in Ganpro and felt everyone there has passion but it went away very quickly. If Manase’s fire is red then Akai’s fire is blue and that is much more hotter.

BASARA “BASARA 172 ~FUDO FUKUTSU~”, 24/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (c) Vs X & X
2. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs X

A round robin tournament will be held in BASARA over the next two months to determine who will challenge for the MAX Title at Korakuen Hall. A fan vote will be held to determine the five entrants. The choices fans can vote for are Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Daichi Kazato, SAGAT, Ryota Nakatsu, Daiki Shimomura, Takato Nakano and Masato Kamino.


GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~I’LL BE LIKE A FLOWER BLOOMING ON THE MOON 2021~” Results

June 19, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~I’LL BE LIKE A FLOWER BLOOMING ON THE MOON 2021~”, 19/06/2021
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
102 Fans

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Sayaka Obihiro defeated Yuna Mizumori with the Birth (10:17).
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari when Iwasaki pinned Imanari with a Ground Cobra Twist (12:14).
3. Virtual Tenshin Nasukawa! ~ Special Rules: Tanomusaku Toba defeated Miyako Matsumoto by TKO with Repeated Punches (R3 1:30).
4. Team MAKAI Vs 2AW Full Scale Battle: Shiori Asahi & Ayame Sasamura defeated Shota & Asuka when Asahi pinned Shota with a Cradle (12:26).
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuu Yamagata & Moeka Haruhi defeated Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE when Haruhi pinned Manase with the Diving Foot Stomp (13:51).

It took a lot of effort from Yuna Manase to convince Yuu Yamagata into coming back for another Ganbare☆Joshi show. She had to disguise herself as an UberEats driver just to see her in person again. So Manase & HARUKAZE could not waste their opportunity to prove Yamagata wrong today. In the early going, HARUKAZE was facing off with Yamagata with attempts to submit her only for Moeka Haruhi to break up the holds. Manase’s time to shine was in the latter half but Yamagata fought back. She avoided the Suzuki Dynamic and hit two Somatos before tagging out. Haruhi hesitated taking advantage of her friends but went ahead and pinned Manase with the Diving Foot Stomp.

After the match, Yamagata asked Manase where was all of the bravado she had when she pulled off the UberEats stunt at her home a few weeks ago? Yamagata spoke about how embarrassed she was having to explain to her neighbors what was going on. She told Manase never to annoy her like that ever again. HARUKAZE though is fine in her book. She’s not improving because she hangs out with Manase but if she ever decides to join Yamagata’s side, she will start to improve. That was all Yamagata wanted to say so she left the ring when she finished. Manase shouted to Yamagata over being embarrassed. She’s done a lot of things she is ashamed of but she still wants to win in the ring. Manase and Haruhi agreed they will never give up and they encouraged HARUKAZE to stick with Ganjo. Ken Ohka agreed and gave a speech about having to live no matter how hard things get. The Ganjo wrestlers lost today but they can win the next time and laugh about it.

Asuka and Ayame Sasamura are on good terms in and out of the ring so they were apologetic to each other whenever it looked like one hurt the other. Shota had no such problems with causing harm to Sasamura, fighting dirty to get the upper hand. Asuka missed a Spin Kick to Shiori Asahi, hitting her partner by mistake. She regained control by hitting Asahi with a Kneel Kick and instructed Shota to pin him. But Asahi Cradled Shota out of nowhere to steal the victory.

The match between Tanomusaku Toba and Miyako Matsumoto was going to consist of three five minute rounds with different rules every round. Round 1 was Kickboxing Rules. Matsumoto’s plan was to imitate Toba’s fighting style but Toba pummeled her until she was saved by the bell. Round 2 was MMA Rules so Miyamoto went for a takedown but Toba easily escaped her ground game. Matsumoto got a big moment by kicking Toba below the belt and went wild until the round ended. Round 3 was Pro Wrestling rules which evened the playing field a little bit. Matsumoto got nearfalls with the Miyako Clutch and Shining Wizard. Toba ended her momentum with a Straight Right then rushed into the corner with more punches until the referee called for the TKO.

The Ganbare☆Pro Offer Match went off the rails after the finish. Kouki Iwasaki skillfully pinned Yumehito Imanari but Imanari attacked him with a Lariat afterwards. Keisuke Ishii ran in hitting Imanari with a Knee Strike but Imanari rebounded with another Lariat. Then as he was leaving ringside he got into a fight with his own tag partner Shuichiro Katsumura.

Yuna Mizumori tried using an autographed photo of Ken Ohka as a foreign object against Sayaka Obihiro.


King Of DDT, Manase’s UberEats Plot, Okada Finds Big Name X, Yatsu 8-Man Title Shot, Onita On The Pre-Show?!?

June 9, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 1ST ROUND”, 10/06/2021
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match ~ Blow Away King Of DDT 2021!: Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Gota Ihashi Vs Yusuke Okada, Yuki Iino, Yukio Naya, Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
1. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1A: HARASHIMA Vs Makoto Oishi
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1B: Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1C: MAO Vs Soma Takao
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1D: Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1E: Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1F: Shunma Katsumata Vs Jun Akiyama
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1G: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura
8. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1H: Tetsuya Endo Vs Chris Brookes

The King Of DDT begins tomorrow and a KO-D Openweight Title shot at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” is up for grabs. The major DDT singles champions are all entering the tournament. Jun Akiyama has said if he wins then he will nominated Sanshiro Takagi as the No. 1 Contender. Konosuke Takeshita won’t let him do that because it is his intention to eventually win the KO-D Title back from Akiyama. Everyone is gunning after Akiyama though. Last year’s winner Tetsuya Endo wants to make a big turnaround for the second half of 2021 and recapture all of his glory from last year. He needs to get past Chris Brookes first and their singles matches in the past have all been too close to call. Shunma Katsumata also has a recent pinfall over the champion which is why Akiyama nominated him to be his 1st Round opponent.

The rest of the field have their stories to tell too. Makoto Oishi has a lot of confidence because his Fujiyama Knee Lock made Yukio Sakaguchi submit. HARASHIMA wants a rematch with Akiyama. Yuji Hino is interested in finding out how strong Sakaguchi can be when he gets angry. Soma Takao is interested in the cash prize. MAO is falling behind the rest of The 37KAMIINA so he does not want to become the weakest member of the group. Akito wants to advance past the semi-final stage he reached last year. Daisuke Sasaki is the only one without any motivation. He saw Yuki Ueno pin Kaito Kiyomiya and doesn’t like his own chances of doing any better. Ueno feels he cannot lose while he holds the DDT UNIVERSAL Title. There is a race to the top forming between DNA alumni Naomi Yoshimura and Kazusada Higuchi.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~I’LL BE LIKE A FLOWER BLOOMING ON THE MOON 2021~”, 19/06/2021
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shu Sakurai
2. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Sayaka Obihiro
3. Virtual Tenshin Nasukawa! ~ Kickboxing Rules: Miyako Matsumoto Vs Tanomusaku Toba
4. Team MAKAI Vs 2AW Full Scale Battle: Shota & Asuka Vs Shiori Asahi & Ayame Sasamura
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE Vs Yuu Yamagata & Moeka Haruhi

At the last Ganbare☆Joshi show, Yuu Yamagata defeated both HARUKAZE and Yuna Manase then swore never to come back. After months of trying to make contact, Manase disguised herself as an UberEats driver to find Yamagata’s home and confront her to get a rematch at the next Ganjo show. Yamagata didn’t want to create noise in front of her neighbours so she met with Manase at the parking lot to discuss it. She eventually agreed to come back for another match. She will team with Moeka Haruhi to face both Manase & HARUKAZE in a tag bout.

A bunch of outside help is filling up the card. 2AW, MAKAI, Gatoh Move and Miyako Matsumoto all have their own ideas for what should be on a joshi wrestling card.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 2ND ROUND”, 20/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Steak Kuiyagare Presents Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Yusuke Okada (Special Witness: Kiyoshi Hayashishita)
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H

It turns out that Yusuke Okada and Kiyoshi Hayashishita are friends in real life and Okada promised a “Big Name X” for Hayashishita to see him wrestle in person. That big name is Danshoku Dieno. This is Okada’s idea because fighting Dieno means he can now truly call himself a DDT wrestler. When the three of them met for the contract signing, Dieno gave Hayashishita the Lip Lock and made him faint. Okada swore revenge and promised Hayashishita will be there to see it!

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!”, 04/07/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: X Vs X
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: X Vs X
3. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) Vs Yoshiaki Yatsu, X, X & X
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Final: X Vs X

After achieving his goal of getting to wrestle again, Yoshiaki Yatsu has been invited by Takagi to compete in DDT more often if the timing and conditions allow it. Yatsu accepts the offer but wants to do more than a Battle Royal. Takagi came up with the idea to give Yatsu a shot at the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles. DDT will provide Yatsu his three partners. He’d like to have a team of Olympic quality wrestlers but will be glad to get people with amateur wrestling backgrounds.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Current Blast Death Match: Atsushi Onita Vs X
1. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs X

As soon as Atsushi Onita found out that a second ring would be set up for his Current Blast Death Match, he got in touch with DDT. Onita told them it takes time to set up that kind of match so he wants it to be the very first match of the day, taking place on the pre-show! DDT agreed to his request and plan to move the match over to the main wrestling ring. There will still be two rings set up on the day with something planned for the second ring. DDT just hasn’t figured out what they want to do with it yet.


GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~BUTTERFLY DANCE 2021~” Results

April 24, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~BUTTERFLY DANCE 2021~”, 24/04/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
110 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganjo Vs Actwres girl’Z: Moeka Haruhi defeated Rina Amikura with the Diving Foot Stomp (8:16).
2. Ganjo Jacket Match: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Cherry with the Dogi Ninja Choke (11:52).
3. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yumehito Imanari & Shota defeated Keisuke Ishii & Shu Sakurai when Shota pinned Sakurai with the Frog Splash (10:50).
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Asuka, Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga (c) defeated Chris Brookes, Drew Parker & Miyako Matsumoto when Shinno pinned Parker with the Ranhei (20:31).
*V2 for Asuka, Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga.
5. Special Single Match: Yuu Yamagata defeated HARUKAZE with the Cross Facelock (2:59).
6. Special Single Match: Yuu Yamagata defeated Yuna Manase with the Cross Facelock (7:07).

The second Ganbare☆Joshi produced show was meant to give the spotlight to HARUKAZE and Yuna Manase but sadly for them Yuu Yamagata rained on their parade. Yamagata’s first match was against HARUKAZE and she was given an Armbreaker from HARUKAZE before the match even started. HARUKAZE went all or nothing into an Armbar but Yamagata fought out of it and easily won the match in under three minutes with the Cross Facelock. Her immediate match with Manase afterwards was more challenging but the end result was the same. Yamagata avoided the Suzumi Dynamic and rolled Manase into the Cross Facelock to win both of her matches by submission.

Yamagata was in a bad mood over the two matches. She called her opponents phony idols who don’t really want to lead joshi wrestling. It is impossible for them to shine in the joshi world. Yamagata had one last thing to say before she would leave. She will never be in this organization again! Manase cried over her defeat and was comforted by Moeka Haruhi. She told her no matter what happens, no matter how ugly they look, they are representing Ganbare☆Wrestling. Even if they are completely defeated they should let the fans see it all. Manase understood her point. She came here to Ganpro from Tokyo Joshi Pro with a vow never to give up or run away. There will be another Ganbare☆Joshi show in June. Manase and HARUKAZE promised after Golden Week they will drag Yamagata back to prove her wrong!

Chris Brookes & Drew Parker weren’t exactly thrilled to be teaming with Miyako Matsumoto in the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles match. They were fine when left to their own devices (except for the moment where Parker tried to attack Hagane Shinno with scissors) but when Matsumoto wanted to get involved they would ignore her. Shinichiro Tominaga put them in position outside the ring for Asuka to Moonsault onto them. Matsumoto got a nearfall on Shinno with a Gannosuke Clutch. Shinno got one back and pinned Matsumoto with the Ranhei for a successful title defence. Brookes & Parker didn’t care about Matsumoto and left without her.

Minoru Fujita was at ringside working as a photographer during the Jacket Match. After Shuichiro Katsumura won the match against Cherry, Fujita shoved Ken Ohka into the ring. Katsumura then threw Ohka to the canvas and stole his wallet.

The Mixed Tag Tournament that was supposed to be held next month is confirmed to be cancelled. Haruhi thinks it will be brought back when it is safe to do so. And when it does she wants it to be named The Ganpro tournament.


Akiyama Fired Up, Itoh’s Tokyo Dome Dream, Yamagata Double Booked For Ganjo

April 9, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 10/04/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Shoko Nakajima Vs Arisu Endo
2. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Hyper Misao & Mahiro Kiryu
3. Marika Kobashi & Hikari Noa Vs Pom Harajuku & Haruna Neko
4. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Raku Vs Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Moka Miyamoto
5. Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Nao Kakuta Vs Yuki Kamifuku, Maki Itoh & Miyu Yamashita

Sena Shiori will be absent from the show due to family circumstances.

DDT “APRIL FOOL 2021”, 11/04/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Hideki Okatani Vs Toui Kojima
1. Yuya Koroku Debut Match: Yusuke Okada Vs Yuya Koroku
2. Chris Brookes, Saki Akai, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Makoto Oishi, Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Keigo Nakamura
3. Gorgeous Matsuno Pre-60th Birthday Commemorative Match: Gorgeous Matsuno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. DAMNATION Vs The 37KAMIINA: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno

Jun Akiyama is expecting Danshoku Dieno to be the fan favourite this Sunday. He welcomes that and is encouraging the DDT fans to support him. Why? Because it will fire up Akiyama even more!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STILL INCOMPLETE”, 17/04/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Marika Kobashi & Sena Shiori Vs Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo
2. Miu Watanabe, Raku & Pom Harajuku Vs Yuna Manase, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko
3. Miyu Yamashita Vs Hikari Noa
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Mirai Maiumi & Suzume
5. International Princess Title: Yuki Kamifuku (c) Vs Nao Kakuta
6. Princess Tag Team Titles: Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino (c) Vs Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Rika Tatsumi (c) Vs Maki Itoh

Now that Maki Itoh has achieved her dream of going to AEW she thinks it is time for her to give back to everyone who made her who she is today. There is no bigger gift for her to give than to win the Princess Of Princess Title and bring Tokyo Joshi Pro all the way over to a sold out Tokyo Dome! The difference in popularity between her and Rika Tatsumi hasn’t gone unnoticed by the champion. She admits Itoh has become a major player while she is still on the indies level. But what’s strong is strong no matter what level you are at. Tatsumi crawled her way up to become the Princess Champion and she isn’t giving it away on her second defence.

Sakisama continues to act like The Bakuretsu Sisters are below her despite them being the current Princess Tag Team Champions. She thinks they shouldn’t be walking around with the belts because NEO Biishiki-gun won the Max Heart Tournament and that determines who is the strongest team in TJPW. Mei Saint-Michel is looking forward to decorating her room with the pink title belts. The Sisters said they are taking a piece from all of their previous title match opponents to stay as champions no matter what. They’ve also taken Sakisama’s “Korakuen Pork” insults and turned it into actual “Champion Pork” to sell inside Korakuen Hall during the show.

There is a lot of talk between Yuki Kamifuku and Nao Kakuta over the differences between standing out and being normal. Kamifuku wants to stand out as the International Princess Champion so she can draw in people who aren’t wrestling fans to TJPW. Kakuta believes the value of the IP Title changes depending on the person who claims it. It is valuable because of what Kamifuku has done as champion so far but Kakuta thinks she can become a wonderful champion too with how she is now.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~BUTTERFLY DANCE 2021~”, 24/04/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganjo Jacket Match: Cherry Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii & Shu Sakurai Vs Yumehito Imanari & Shota
3. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Asuka, Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga (c) Vs Chris Brookes, Drew Parker & Miyako Matsumoto
4. Ganjo Vs Actwres girl’Z: Moeka Haruhi Vs Rina Amikura
5. Special Single Match: HARUKAZE Vs Yuu Yamagata
6. Special Single Match: Yuna Manase Vs Yuu Yamagata

The original plan for Yuu Yamagata coming in to the show was just to wrestle HARUKAZE in a singles match. Those two haven’t wrestled each other since 2012. Unfortunately Yamagata has no memory of who HARUKAZE is and doesn’t want to wrestle her. Yuna Manase is the person who put this card together and she appealed to Yamagata to do the match. That caused Yamagata to then challenge Manase to a match on the show instead! After an argument between the three parties it was decided that Yamagata will wrestle twice on the show. Once against HARUKAZE and once against Manase.

Manase was able to make the Asuka, Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga match against Gake no Fuchi Joshi for the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

GANBARE☆PRO “RESERVOIR DOGS 2021”, 01/05/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
4. Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X

The full list of entries are Ken Ohka & Cherry, Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase, Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi, Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE, Shota & Miss Mongol, Shinichiro Tominaga & Asuka, Kouki Iwasaki & Itsuki Aoki and Miyako Matsumoto with a partner to be announced. Matsumoto is currently campaigning on Twitter to get John Cena to team with her.

BAKUHA KOSHIEN “BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2021 SPRING”, 02/05/2021
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Bakuha Koshien Spring Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. Bakuha Koshien Spring Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. Bakuha Koshien Spring Tag Tournament – Final – Current Blast Death Match: X & X Vs X & X

Atsushi Onita & Yumehito Imanari are the third team officially entering the tag tournament. Onita is demanding that Kuro-chan & Super Sasadango Machine be the final team so he can get revenge for losing to them last December.