Ganbare☆Pro-Wrestling
AcronymGanPro
FoundedApril 17, 2013
StylePuroresu
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Founder(s)Ken Ohka
ParentCyberFight
(CyberAgent)
SisterDDT Pro-Wrestling
Pro Wrestling Noah
Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling

Ganbare☆Pro-Wrestling (ガンバレ☆プロレス, Ganbare☆Puroresu), often abbreviated to GanPro, is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded in 2013 as a sister promotion of DDT Pro-Wrestling. Although it originated as a special event by the parent company DDT, it has since become its own promotion. GanPro is promoted under the CyberFight banner as a sister promotion to DDT, Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Noah.[1][2]

History

Ganbare☆Pro-Wrestling (GanPro) was created in 2013 by Ken Ohka as a brand of DDT Pro-Wrestling. The brand was created to capture the spirit of small independent promotions in Japan and, to do so, regularly brought in wrestlers from outside the promotion. In September 2021, GanPro revived the Ganbare☆Climax and created the Spirit of Ganbare World Openweight Championship as a prize for the winner of the tournament.[3]

On December 15, 2023, GanPro was announced as one of the founding members of the United Japan Pro-Wrestling alliance, a joint effort to further develop professional wrestling in Japan through promotion and organization, with Seiji Sakaguchi being named as the chairman of the project.[4]

Roster

Wrestlers

Mizuki Watase
Ring name Real name Notes
Harukaze[5] Haruka Kato
Keisuke Ishii[6] Keisuke Ishii Kōkū-kōen Park Town Champion
Ken Ohka[7] Ken Ohka
Mizuki Watase[8] Mizuki Watase Signed to Yoshimoto Kogyo Talent Agency
Munetatsu Nakamura[9] Munetatsu Nakamura
Riara[10] Unknown
Shota[11] Shota Suzuki KO-D Tag Team Champion
Shu Sakurai [ja][12] Shuhei Washita
Shuichiro Katsumura[13] Shuichiro Katsumura Spirit of Ganbare World Openweight Champion
Spirit of Ganbare World Tag Team Champion
Affiliate signed to Reversal Gym Yokohama Groundslam
Yoshiko Hasegawa [ja][14] Yoshiko Hasegawa
Yumehito Imanari[15] Yumehito Imanari
Yuna Manase[16] Yuna Suzuki
Yuuri[17] Unknown

Joshi talent

Championships

Current championships

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Successful
defenses
Location Notes Ref.
Spirit of Ganbare World Openweight Championship
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Shuichiro Katsumura 1 December 27, 2023 26+ 1 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Isami Kodaka at Bad Communication 2023. [18][19]
Spirit of Ganbare World Tag Team Championship
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GroundAbsolute
(Shuichiro Katsumura and Takuya Wada)
1 July 9, 2023 197+ 4 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Hentai Punch Drunkers (Hikaru Sato and Tyson Maeguchi [ja]) at Wrestle Sekigahara II. [20]

Tournaments

Accomplishment Last winner(s) Date won Location Notes
Ganbare☆Climax Tatsuhito Takaiwa November 23, 2021 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Yumehito Imanari in the tournament final.
Mixed Tag Tournament Moeka Haruhi and Shuichiro Katsumura June 27, 2021 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Harukaze and Keisuke Ishii in the tournament final.[21]

Pay-per-views

Event Date Location Venue Main event Notes
Wrestle Sekigahara July 10, 2022 Tokyo, Japan Ota City General Gymnasium Yumehito Imanari (c) vs. Ken Ohka for the Spirit of Ganbare World Openweight Championship [22]

References

  1. ^ "Ganbare Pro-Wrestling official site".
  2. ^ Thomas, Jeremy (July 27, 2020). "Pro Wrestling NOAH and DDT to Merge Into New Company CyberFight". 411Mania. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  3. ^ 【ガンプロ】初代スピリット・オブ・ガンバレ世界無差別級王座決定トーナメント組み合わせ決定!. Proresu Today (in Japanese). September 29, 2021. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  4. ^ 新日、全日、ノアら9団体が「日本プロレスリング連盟」設立 来年5月には設立記念興行も [Nine organizations, including NJPW, AJPW, and Noah, establish "United Japan Pro-wrestling"; launching event to be held next May]. Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). December 15, 2023. Retrieved January 3, 2024.
  5. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" HARUKAZE. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  6. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" 石井慧介. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  7. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" 大家健. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  8. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" 渡瀬瑞基. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  9. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" 中村宗達. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved March 22, 2023.
  10. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" リアラ. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved May 30, 2023.
  11. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" 翔太. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  12. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" 桜井鷲. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  13. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" 勝村周一朗. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  14. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" 長谷川美子. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  15. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" 今成夢人. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  16. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" まなせゆうな. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  17. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling. "DDT ProWrestling" YuuRI. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved September 6, 2021.
  18. ^ スピリット・オブ・ガンバレ世界無差別級王座. Extreme Party (in Japanese). Retrieved December 30, 2023.
  19. ^ BAD COMMUNICATION 2023. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). DDT Pro-Wrestling. December 27, 2023. Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  20. ^ スピリット・オブ・ガンバレ世界タッグ王座. Extreme Party (in Japanese). Retrieved May 5, 2023.
  21. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Ganbare Pro Mixed Tag Tournament". Cagematch. Retrieved November 23, 2021.
  22. ^ "[GanPuro] 7.10 Ota-ku Sōgō Taiikukan "WRESTLE SEKIGAHARA" ni te shin-nyūdan joshi senshu o happyō e" 【ガンプロ】7・10大田区総合体育館『WRESTLE SEKIGAHARA』にて新入団女子選手を発表へ [[GanPro] A new female athlete to be announced at "WRESTLE SEKIGAHARA" at Ota City General Gymnasium on July 10]. proresu-today.com (in Japanese). July 5, 2022. Retrieved July 6, 2022.