Mr. Gannosuke would face off against Mammoth Sasaki in a Barbed wire Street Fight in their final battle on July 31, 2005 at the last ever show at the Tokyo Takenotsuka Battle Sphere. They would lock up and right away Mammoth would use the barbed wire to his advantage by sending Gannosuke into the barbed wire. Mammoth would throw Gannosuke repeatedly into the barbed wire, each time Gannosuke getting caught into it screaming. Mammoth would set up a stack of chairs and deliver a powerbomb sending Gannosuke right through both of them. A desperate bloody Gannosuke would go low and kick Mammoth repeatedly downstairs before delivering the Fire Thunder for a two count on Mammoth. Both Mammoth and Gannosuke would make it back to their feet and both would begin charging one another with lariats before Gannosuke would catch Mammoth and attempt to lock the Gannosuke Clutch, but Mammoth would once again be able to over power it and send Gannosuke flying. Mammoth would go for another lariat, but Gannosuke would manage to duck it and grab Mammoth and deliver a German Supplex. Mammoth would still get right back on his feet, but Gannosuke would just deliver a lariat to Mammoth for a two count. Gannosuke would go after Mammoth again with the lariat, this time nailing him so hard both would fall down as Gannosuke would land on top of him and be able to score the victory over Mammoth. Mammoth would announce afterwards that he along with Seiji Ikeda were leaving WMF to become full time freelancers although it would not take long for Mammoth to officially become a member of the Apache Army promotion as WMF's roster would continue to get thinner as Garuda was also as leaving the promotion.
Mr. Gannosuke would announce the next WMF show promoted by him would be on September 9, 2005 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as he would have a Mystery Partner against Soldier and Mineo Fujita going by the name MINEPYON. Gannosuke would end announcing his mystery partner as a man from his past as it would turn out to be Tarzan Goto. Gannosuke who had left Goto's group to rejoin FMW had remained friends with his former teacher and would team up with him for the first time since December 1996. Goto and Gannosuke would be way too much to handle for the much younger tag team as Goto would take care of Soldier, and Gannosuke would end up finishing MINEPYON off with the Fire Thunder for the win. Gannosuke and WMF would form a talent exchange with Tarzan Goto and his promotion as Gannosuke would work Goto's October 2, 2005 show beating Shimzu Nogahaku rather easily in their match.
Gannosuke would continue to work for Tarzan Goto as he waited and collected money to be able to promote another WMF show. Gannosuke would team up with Goto and Fushico Karasu whose gimmick is based off of Hayabusa to face the team of Hisakatsu Oya, Ricky Fuji, and Gosaku on October 23, 2005 with Goto getting the victory after a facebuster on Gosaku for the win.
Gannosuke would promote his next WMF show on December 25, 2005 at the building made to replace the old Takenotsuka Battle Sphere called the New Battle Sphere in Tokyo. Gannosuke's partner would be Garuda coming back for a freelance deal with the promotion he was once apart of to face the team of GOEMON and returning back to his real name Mineo Fujita as Gannosuke would hook GOEMON in the Gannosuke Clutch for the victory. The big news afterwards would be that Soldier would form a new heel group called The New Generation Army making up of all the younger wrestlers tired of the older wrestlers still hanging around in the promotion based off for younger wrestlers to excel. The group would consist of Soldier, Mineo Fujita, Kenji Sawaragi, and later Kenichi Kono.
The New Generation Army would challenge Mr. Gannosuke and GOEMON and another old timer for January 20, 2006 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Gannosuke wouldn't pick an old timer as his partner though, instead he would counter someone just 17 years old in Katsuhiko Nakajima as GOEMON would end up getting the pinfall victory over Fujita with the Gannosuke Clutch.
The New Generation Army would challenge Gannosuke and GOEMON, this time would just be Soldier and Kenji Sawaragi in the match on February 5, 2006 at the Osaka Delfin Arena, and once again the old timers would prevail as GOEMON would deliver the Swanton Bomb on Sawaragi for the win. But after the match, Black Buffalo of Osaka Pro would hit the ring and attack Gannosuke and GOEMON and help out the New Generation Army. But a friend of both Gannosuke and GOEMON's would come to the rescue in Hisakatsu Oya who would help the clear the ring as a six man match would be made for the next WMF show.
Mr. Gannosuke through his connection with Tarzan Goto would get in contact with the Kings Road promotion that would be running at Korakuen Hall on February 28, 2006. It would be the first time Gannosuke would appear at Korakuen Hall since August 19, 2004. Gannosuke would team up with Ricky Fuji to take on the team of Mitsuya Nagai and Taichi Ishikari with Nagai getting the win for his team after hitting Ricky with the Michinoku Driver II for the win. It would be Gannosuke's only appearence for the short lived failed promotion.
After getting into Tokyo to get ready for the upcoming show on March 3rd, Gannosuke would get a call from his father that Gannosuke's mother Kyoko Honda had passed away at age 67 at 1:34 AM due to the rare disease of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Gannosuke would decide to stay the night in Tokyo and work the upcoming show before going back to Nagasaki to attend his mothers wake and funeral. Gannosuke would team up with GOEMON and Hisakatsu Oya on March 3, 2006 to take on the team of Soldier, Mineo Fujita, and Black Buffalo at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Gannosuke would end up finally defeating the leader of the New Generation Army in Soldier by putting him away with the Fire Thunder. Gannosuke afterwards would announce that victory was dedicated to his mother.
Gannosuke and GOEMON would team up once again to take on Soldier and Gosaku Goshogawara who had formed a friendship with one another after a barbed wire street fight between the two. This match would also be a barbed wire street fight at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring on April 21, 2006. Gannosuke and GOEMON would both show that they still were able to handle the FMW environment of a Barbed wire Street Fight as well as weapons the likes of staple guns, barbed wire baseball bats and fluorescent light tubes. Gosaku Goshogawara would end up stapling Gannosuke's arm during the match, but Gannosuke would gain his revenge as he would manage to stable Gosaku's arm and shove his forehead into the barbed wire cutting open Gosaku. Gannosuke and Soldier would battle among each other, trying to send one another through a fluorescent light tube stick with Soldier delivering a bulldog to Gannosuke through the florescent light tube stick. Gannosuke would recover and place a fluorescent light tube in Gosaku's shirt and then break it by hitting it with a barbed wire baseball bat. Gannosuke would then deliver the lariat on Gosaku and manage to get the victory for his team.
Mr. Gannosuke would team up with Tarzan Goto once again for Goto's promoted show on May 5, 2006 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE to go up against Masato Tanaka and Gosaku Goshogawara in a Street Fight. It would be the first time since December 5, 2003 in the War Games match that Gannosuke and Tanaka would be going up against each other in the ring. Gannosuke and Tanaka would easily be the best ring work of the match, but Tanaka would end up screwing his already injured shoulder and would be unable to finish the match, leaving Goshogawara to have to fight for himself before getting by Goto's facebuster.
Mr. Gannosuke and GOEMON would once again battle the New Generation Army team of Soldier and Mineo Fujita on June 11, 2009 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Gannosuke and Fujita would face off against one another with Gannosuke working on Fujita's elbow for the early parts of the match. Fujita would manage to fight back and attempt to go for the 450 Fire Bird Splash that Gannosuke would manage to move out of the way. Gannosuke and Fujita would end up brawling into the stands while GOEMON and Soldier would wrestle in the ring and Soldier would manage to be too much for GOEMON after delivering a BUU and then following that would with a lariat to score the victory for the New Generation Army. After the match, Gannosuke would grab the mic and state how Mineo Fujita had impressed him during the match and requested a match with Fujita for the next months show.
Mr. Gannosuke would face Mineo Fujita on July 1, 2006 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring against Mineo Fujita in the main event. The match would be laid out like an old Hayabusa vs. Gannosuke match with Fujita using his quickness and highflying ability to overcome Gannosuke's power moves. Fujita would even use Hayabusa's 450 Fire Bird Splash but Gannosuke would manage to move out of the way. Gannosuke would follow that up with a Praying Powerbomb and a Fishermans supplex but would be unable to finish Fujita off. Gannosuke would then charge at Fujita with his Choshu Lariat but Fujita would manage to catch him and put in Gannosuke in his own Gannosuke Clutch for a two count. Gannosuke would counter by catching Fujita in his own attempt at a lariat by putting him in the Gannosuke Clutch for a two. Fighting back Fujita would take control and come back and this time deliver a Fire Bird 450 Splash on Gannosuke that would sucessfully hit for two. Fujita would miss a flying dropkick and Gannosuke would come back with a Praying Powerbomb, but as the referee was making the count, Fujita would clutch onto Gannosuke's arm for an armbar with Gannosuke having to get his foot to the rope to break it. Gannosuke and Fujita would then begin throwing forearms at one another with Gannosuke knocking Fujita down and delivering the Fire Thunder with Fujita managing to kick out. Gannosuke would follow that up by delivering another Fire Thunder, this time drilling Fujita's head viciously into the mat and Gannosuke would manage to get the win. Gannosuke would get on the mic and show much respect much towards Mineo Fujita and claiming that if he were to get up to heavyweight status then he could he become the 2nd stage of Hayabusa and the WMF ace instead of Gannosuke who would begin to phase himself down in WMF.
Mr. Gannosuke's first taste of the undercard in WMF in awhile would take place the 4th anniversary show on August 27, 2006 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as he would team up with 666 wrestler Shinobu against Gosaku and 666 wrestler Yuko Miyamoto who Gannosuke had trained. Miyamoto would attempt a handspring elbow at Gannosuke but Gannosuke would manage to catch Miyamoto and drop him straight on his head with Gannosuke finishing off Miyamoto with an Arm Arrangement Northern Lights Bomb for the win.
Mr. Gannosuke would return back in the main event picture for WMF on September 30, 2006 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as he would team up with Ricky Fuji and Gosaku against Soldier, Mineo Fujita, and Kamui. Gannosuke's job this match would be though to put over the otherside as he would roll up Soldier with a Gannosuke Clutch and Soldier would manage to counteract Gannosuke's move and put Gannosuke in the Gannosuke Clutch itself as Soldier would end up getting the pinfall victory over Mr. Gannosuke. Gannosuke would follow up the loss by taking on his former student in Yuko Miyamoto on October 15, 2006 at the Osaka Delfin Arena in the semi-main event as Gannosuke would end up hitting the Fire Thunder on Miyamoto to get the win.
Gannosuke and Mineo Fujita would team up against former New Japan wrestler Tatsutoshi Goto and Soldier on November 4, 2006 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Gannosuke and Goto would go right at it with chops to one another with Goto trying to land a back supplex and Gannosuke countering with a lowblow to Goto. Goto and Gannosuke would end up fighting to the outside with Goto busting Gannosuke open during the fight while Soldier and Mineo Fujita would continue to wrestle in the ring with Fujita getting the pinfall victory over Soldier with the Fire Bird 450 Splash. Gannosuke would call back Goto in the ring with the brawl continuing between the two as a match would be setup for the next months show.
Gannosuke would get his shot at Tatsutoshi Goto in a singles match on December 9, 2006 but the Muga World star would end up delivering a Backdrop Supplex on Gannosuke for the win. Gannosuke would once again team up with Shinobu on December 17, 2006 in Toyohashi but the team of GOEMON and Mineo Fujita would end up defeating them as Fujita would the Fire Bird 450 Splash on Shinobu for the win.
Mr. Gannosuke would team up with Soldier in the Marvelous Future Tag Team Tournament on January 13, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring in a first round match against the team of 666's Onryo and Yuko Miyamoto. Gannosuke and Onryo would go at it at first, fighting over Onryo's bamboo stick with Miyamoto helping Onryo pull the stick away from Gannosuke and begin whacking the stick across Gannosuke's shoulder multiple times. Onryo would then tag in to Miyamoto who would deliver a springboard that Gannosuke would catch and deliver a German Supplex to Miyamoto. Gannosuke would tag in to Soldier and Miyamoto would take control of the match delivering a spinning heel kick to Soldier, but when Miyamoto would go to the top rope to deliver a moonsault, Gannosuke would throw a chair at Miyamoto allowing Soldier to climb the top rope and deliver the BUU on Miyamoto to score the pinfall victory and move on to the second round of the Marvelous Future Tag Team Tournament. Soldier would grab the mic afterwards and proclaim that the mega team of him and Gannosuke could not be beat in this tournament, with Gannosuke grabbing the mic from Soldier and proclaiming to Soldier to not be so cocky or it will end up hurting them in the end.
Gannosuke would return to Korakuen Hall for the first time since February 28, 2006 when through connections with Tatsutoshi Goto he would tour with the Muga World promotion on January 28, 2007 against Buck Quartermine. Quartermine would spend most of the match overpowering Gannosuke, but as Quartermine was attempting to powerbomb Gannosuke, Gannosuke would reverse it into a Gannosuke Clutch and eventually get Quartermine in a Japanese Leg Clutch Hold for the win in Gannosuke's return to Korakuen Hall.
Gannosuke and Soldier would then face off against the team of Mineo Fujita and Kitten Kid on February 17, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring the semi-finals of the Marvelous Future Tag Team Tournament and Gannosuke's warning of Soldier to not be so cocky about them automatically winning the tournament would not be listened to by Soldier as Soldier would be cocky the entire match, but as Soldier was taking his sweet time setting Kitten Kid in the BUU, out of nowhere Kitten Kid would manage to reverse it and nail Soldier with his own BUU for the upset win. Mr. Gannosuke would not say anything to Soldier after the match as Mineo Fujita and Kitten Kid would go on to win the tournament later in the show.
Mr. Gannosuke would reform his tag team with Soldier to take on former FMW wrestlers GOEMON and Hideki Hosaka on April 14, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Gannosuke would end up finally snapping at Soldier for not listening to his words during the tag team tournament and turn on Soldier during the match. Gannosuke, Hosaka, and GOEMON would deliver a Super Powerbomb on Soldier before Kamui, Kengo Takai, Kankuro Hoshino, and Kenichi Kono would rush to the ring to help Soldier out from a three on one beating with the refereeing declaring the match a No Contest after getting so out of hand. Gannosuke would end up announcing that he was leaving WMF and would become a freelance wrestler instead. Soldier would challenge Gannosuke to a singles match but Gannosuke would reply that he did not have to wrestle Soldier as he was no longer obligated to wrestle for WMF. Gannosuke later would announce that as a freelance wrestler that he would wrestle for Emi Sakura's Ice Ribbon promotion.
Gannosuke would not be gone from WMF for long as he would end up being revealed as a Mystery Partner for GOEMON and Hideki Hosaka's team on May 19, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring against Soldier, Mineo Fujita, and Kengo Takai. Soldier would end up being turned on once again as Mineo Fujita would out of nowhere throw a fireball at Soldier's face, and then climb the top rope and deliver a flying dropkick as Soldier setting up Gannosuke to pick up Soldier and nail him with the Fire Thunder for the win. Gannosuke would announce that he was forming an anti-WMF group called the "KHM" that would consist of Gannosuke, Mineo Fujita, GOEMON, Hideki Hosaka, Leatherface, and Yasu Urano to do battle against WMF. Gannosuke would also announce that he would be promoting a show under his own name on July 5, 2007.
The KHM Army would debut successfully on June 9, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as Gannosuke, Mineo Fujita, and Yasu Urano would face the WMF Army of Soldier, Kengo Takai, and Kamui with Soldier attacking Gannosuke right out the gate and spearing him and laying him with punches before Gannosuke's team mates would be able to break it up. The KHM Army would focus on the weak link of the WMF Army in Kamui as Gannosuke, Fujita, and Urano would give Kamui repeated lowblows and repeated headbutts to the groin before Fujita would deliver a KHM-Style Downburst which is a similar looking move as Gannosuke's Fire Thunder for the KHM Army's first main event win as a group.
A unique type of match would take place on June 30, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as Gannosuke would team up with GOEMON, Hideki Hosaka, Yasu Urano against Soldier, Ricky Fuji, Kamui, and Kankuro Hoshino in a match where the wrestlers would start off having to drink a large bottle of alcohol and would have to take a break from the match every 5 minutes and go back to the entrance and drink another bottle of alcohol. All the wrestlers would begin to stagger all around during the match with Ricky Fuji, GOEMON and Yasu Urano passing out early on. During one of the intermissions to drink another bottle of alcohol and head back to the ring, Gannosuke would grab his bottle and begin pouring it down Kamui's throat causing him to pass out. Gannosuke would then do the same thing to Soldier in the ring before it would just be Gannosuke and Hideki Hosaka against Kankuro Hoshino left standing with a drunk Hosaka nailing a lariat on the wobbly Hoshino to get the victory for the KHM Army.
Mr. Gannosuke's first promoted show under his own name would place on July 5, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Gannosuke would team up with fellow KHM friend GOEMON to take on Dick Togo and Apache Army's GENTARO. It would be the first time since Gannosuke and Kanemura's friendship had ended that Gannosuke had wrestled against an Apache Army wrestler. The show would end up being a success as Gannosuke and GOEMON would end up losing after Dick Togo would snatch on the Crossface to GOEMON and making him tap for the win. Another Gannosuke promoted show would be announced for November 29, 2007.
Gannosuke and GOEMON would again team up on July 21, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring against Soldier and Kitten Kid with Gannosuke attempting unmask Kitten Kid and then with GOEMON holding onto Kitten Kid's tail, Gannosuke would charge right into it. Gannosuke would end up charging at Kitten Kid with Kitten moving out of the way and Gannosuke charging into the referee knocking him out. Gannosuke would deliver a lariat to the Kitten Kid and then nail a Fire Thunder on him with no referee to make the count. Allowing time for the referee to get to his feet, Gannosuke would continue to beat on the Kitten Kid and then as Gannosuke would attempt a Praying Powerbomb he would be rolled up with a sunset flip by the Kitten Kid who would score the huge upset victory over Mr. Gannosuke. Gannosuke would rush right at Kitten Kid and begin stomping at him and then grab some scissors and cut Kitten Kid's tail off causing Kitten Kid to scream in pain to setup a singles match between the two.
Gannosuke would take on the Kitten Kid on August 25, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Gannosuke would setup Kitten Kid right away by bringing a cheese stick to the ring and allowing Kitten Kid to sniff it and then dropping it down onto the ring. Kitten Kid would lower himself to eat the stick and Gannosuke would take the opportunity to begin stomping away at him. The referee would once again end up getting knocked out and this would allow one of the Ice Ribbon girl wrestler to enter the ring and deliver a Shining Wizard on the Kitten Kid. Gannosuke would wait for the referee to get up once and again, but this time he would put Kitten Kid in the Nirvana Strangle with the Kitten Kid tapping out. Gannosuke would then offer Kitten Kid back his tail if he were to join the KHM Army with the Kitten Kid accepting and getting his tail put back on him in return.
The newest member of the KHM Army in Kitten Kid would team up with Mr. Gannosuke and Mineo Fujita against the WMF Army of Soldier, Yuko Miyamoto, and Kamui on September 29, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Mineo Fujita would be picking up Yuko Miyamoto for the KHM Style Downburst when Kitten Kid would climb the top rope and dropkick Fujita turning on the KHM Army. Kitten Kid would clear the ring of Gannosuke as Miyamoto and Kamui would help Soldier powerbomb Fujita and then hit the Styles Clash on him to get the win over Fujita for the WMF Army win.
The KHM Army team of Mr. Gannosuke, Mineo Fujita, Hideki Hosaka, and Leatherface would team up against Soldier, Kamui, SYU, and Kankuro Hoshino in an Elimination match on October 26, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. The KHM Army had broken into Kitten Kid's locker and stole the Kitten Kid's outfit and taken pictures of Gannosuke holding a stake with the Kitten Kid head on it causing Kitten Kid to wrestle in the match as his human persona SYU. Mineo Fujita would come to the ring with Kitten Kid's ear on it in mocking fashion. Gannosuke would end up eliminating SYU with the Fire Thunder. Gannosuke would be eliminated right after though after Kamui would send him over the top rope and eliminate him. Mineo Fujita being the last man for the KHM Army against Soldier as Gannosuke would nail Soldier in the back as he was running the ropes and Fujita would end up applying a Reverse Gannosuke Clutch for the KHM win.
The KHM Army vs. WMF Army feud would continue on November 24, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring in Singles Elimination Matches between Gannosuke, Fujita, Hideki Hosaka, and Leatherface against Soldier, SYU, Kamui, and Kankuro Hoshino. After a bloody SYU would eliminate Hideki Hosaka it would lead to a fresh Mr. Gannosuke coming out as the last two members left for their factions as Gannosuke would continue to beat on SYU. SYU would end up fighting back and delivering a Tornado DDT on Gannosuke, but Gannosuke would end up being too much for SYU as he would deliver a Praying Powerbomb and after SYU would kick out, Gannosuke would hit the Fire Thunder for the pinfall victory for KHM.
Mr. Gannosuke would promote his second show under his own name on November 29, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. The big name announcement for the show would be that the Apache Army's Mammoth Sasaki would be working the show. Mammoth Sasaki would be teaming up with Yuko Miyamoto to take on Mr. Gannosuke and Mineo Fujita in the main event in what would be Mammoth's first match against Gannosuke since July 31, 2005 when Mammoth announced that he was leaving WMF for the Apache Army. Gannosuke and Mammoth would start off the match by feeling each other before getting forearming one another until Gannosuke would slap Mammoth in the face. Mammoth would return the slap and the two would begin slapping each other in the face until the more powerful Mammoth would slap Gannosuke so hard he'd fall to his knees. The two would begin trading clotheslines with one another until Mammoth would pick Gannosuke and deliver a powerslam but not get much height on it sending Gannosuke's head into the mat hard. Mammoth would pick up Gannosuke by the throat and attempt to chokeslam Gannosuke, but Gannosuke would manage to escape it and attempt at a Gannosuke Clutch that Mammoth would overpower and send Gannosuke flying across the ring. Mammoth would charge at a lariat that Gannosuke would duck and deliver a German Supplex to Mammoth. Gannosuke would only get a two count and once Gannosuke would charge at Mammoth he would caught and sent down to the mat. Mammoth would then deliver an Awesome Bomb to Gannosuke for two when Fujita would make the save. Miyamoto would come in the ring and attempt a handspring elbow at Gannosuke but would get caught and Gannosuke would end up just throwing Miyamoto across the ring landing on his head. Miyamoto would make it to his feet first and deliver a spinning heel kick and then follow up with a moonsault that Gannosuke would get his knees up to. Gannosuke would deliver the Praying Powerbomb to Miyamoto and then the lariat for two. Gannosuke would then nail the Fire Thunder for the three count and the win. Gannosuke and Mammoth would shake hands and hug after the match.
The KHM Army of Mr. Gannosuke, Mineo Fujita, and Yasu Urano would team up on December 29, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring to take on the WMF Army of Soldier, Kamui, and Kitten Kid who had gotten back his outfit to return to his cat persona. A brawl between the groups would see Gannosuke and Soldier fight into the stands with Soldier sending Gannosuke into the wall. When all the wrestlers would make it back in the ring. Gannosuke and Kitten Kid would begin to go at it with Kitten trying to knock Gannosuke off his feet, but once running to ropes to get some steam, he would be kicked in the back by Urano. Gannosuke would later then go after Kamui by untying his mask but instead of just ripping it off, he would just turn it around so that Kamui could not see Gannosuke's attack. Gannosuke would even mock Kamui by calling for a Brainbuster but instead would deliver a back supplex to Kamui before tagging in to Fujita. Gannosuke would get tagged back in but as soon as he would get tagged in he would get speared by Soldier. Soldier would then follow up by delivering a jawbreaker and then a lariat to Gannosuke. Soldier would hit Gannosuke with the BUU and after only getting a two count, tag in Kamui who would deliver a dropkick to Gannosuke sending him flying back into his corner to make the tag once again to Fujita. Gannosuke would get tagged back in and with Fujita and Urano the three would deliver a Super Powerbomb to Kamui with Soldier making the save. Gannosuke then would nail the Praying Powerbomb for two on Kamui. Gannosuke would then setup for Fujita to deliver the Swanton Bomb but again Kamui would manage to kick out. Fujita would deliver a hurricanrana to Kamui but Kamui would manage to botch the reversal causing Fujita to make the pinfall attempt but with Kamui then gaining back his composure and turning into a reverse Jackknife rollup for the WMF Army win.
Mr. Gannosuke would then appear for Ice Ribbon's big Future Star Volume 5 show on January 5, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Gannosuke would open up the show with Emi Sakura as the two would sing and dance together to open the show. Gannosuke would team up with Chon-Shiryu to face the Battlarts team of Munenori Sawa and Keita Yano with Gannosuke hitting the Fire Thunder on Yano for the win.
The KHM Army would open up 2008 together on January 14, 2008 at the Osaka World Hall with Gannosuke teaming with Hideki Hosaka and Leatherface against the WMF Army of Soldier, Kengo Takai, and Kamui with the WMF getting the win after Kamui would hit the Firebird Splash on Leatherface for the win.
The KHM Army would schedule a match between themselves to wrestle in the opening match at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring on February 17, 2008. Gannosuke would team up with Yasu Urano against Hideki Hosaka and Mineo Fujita with the match going to a twenty minute limit draw. After the match, Gannosuke would announce that the KHM Army was disbanding and ending their war with the WMF Army. Gannosuke announced that he and Hideki Hosaka would be leaving WMF while Mineo Fujita and Yasu Urano would continue to wrestle for the promotion. The real reason that Gannosuke had decided to end the group was that he had decided to end his WMF promotion in August and wanted to have the promotion be focused on the younger talent like it was originally designed to in 2002. Gannosuke would keep a partnership with Mineo Fujita outside of WMF as he would team up wit Fujita on February 23, 2008 to take on Ultimo Dragon and Takeshi Minamino for Muga World promotion that had now become the Dradition promotion at the Osaka Prefectural Gym # 2 with Dragon getting the pinfall over Fujita with the Asai DDT. Through his connections with the promotion, Gannosuke would be able to land Mineo Fujita spot for the Dradition promotion.
Another couple of connections were about to happen in Gannosuke's favor as Kintaro Kanemura who had blocked Gannosuke out from working other promotions due to Kanemura's ties with the other promoters due to the heat between the two former friends since 2004 would end up being expelled from his own Apache Army promotion after getting drunk and rubbing a female who was working for the Big Japan newsletter through her pants and talking dirty to her at a Big Japan show on January 20, 2008 in Chiba. The news would come out one month later on February 19, 2008 and Kanemura would lose all his bookings and his own promotion as a result of his drunken mistake.
Mr. Gannosuke would run his own promoted show once again on May 1, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as he would team up with former KHM partner Yasu Urano to team up against two Apache Army wrestlers in Mammoth Sasaki and Takashi Sasaki. The Apache Army team would end up getting the win after Mammoth would nail Urano with the 29 Years Old for the win. Gannosuke then get on the mic and despite the recent expelling of Kanemura to give Gannosuke more bookings that he would not have had otherwise, the pain his body had gone through the 17 years of the wrestling and hardcore style had become too much for Gannosuke to take and he would announce that he would be retiring from pro-wrestling at the end of 2008.
Mr. Gannosuke would wrestle his first match since announcing his planned retirement on May 11, 2008 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE for the Yutaka Yoshie promoted show by teaming up with Dradition wrestler Hiro Saito to take on Bear Fukuda and Takeshi Minamino with Gannosuke rolling up Fukuda with the Gannosuke Clutch for the win.
Mr. Gannosuke would then return to Korakuen Hall for the first since January 28, 2007 on June 5, 2008 for the Dradition promotion as he would team up with Mineo Fujita to take on Tatsumi Fujinami and Ultimo Dragon. Although Gannosuke's favorite wrestler was Riki Choshu growing up, Fujinami was a close second as it was a huge thrill to face one of his idols growing up, but it would Ultimo Dragon that would end up getting the win after getting Fujita in a Japanese Clutch Hold for the win. Gannosuke would challenge Tatsumi Fujinami to a singles match later in the year after the match.
With Kintaro Kanemura being expelled from the Apache Army promotion and Tetsuhiro Kuroda being put in charge of the promotion, a deal between the Apache Army and WMF would take place with Mammoth Sasaki returning to WMF and Mr. Gannosuke being booked for the Apache Army shows. Also, due to the announcement of his retirement, Masato Tanaka would announce that he would like to face Mr. Gannosuke atleast one more time before he retires and a match for the Zero-One MAX promotion that Gannosuke had been blackballed for years from due to Kanemura would be scheduled as an FMW match would be booked with Gannosuke and Tetsuhiro Kuroda reuniting their team against Masato Tanaka and Ricky Fuji for the Zero-One MAX promotion.
Mr. Gannosuke and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would reform their former WEW Tag Team Champion team on July 13, 2008 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE against Masato Tanaka and Ricky Fuji for the Zero-One MAX promotion. Gannosuke and Tanaka would begin exchanging chops right away at each other until Tanaka would knock Gannosuke to the outside. Tanaka would grab a chair and smash it over Gannosuke's head. Gannosuke would manage to fight back before tagging in Kuroda with Tanaka tagging in Ricky. Tanaka and Gannosuke would quickly get tagged back in and Tanaka would exit the ring and challenge Gannosuke to a chair sword fight on the ramp with Gannosuke getting the better and smashing Tanaka across the stomach with it. Gannosuke would attempt a Praying Powerbomb on the ramp but Tanaka would manage to flip over Gannosuke onto the ramp. Tanaka would then setup Gannosuke onto a table on the outside and deliver a frog splash off the top rope to send Gannosuke through the table. Tanaka would grab the broken table and smash it across Gannosuke's head. Kuroda would come in to help Gannosuke but Tanaka would manage to hit a double clothesline on both of them. Ricky would end up coming in for Tanaka and Kuroda would end up staying in the ring and Kuroda would end up finishing off Ricky with a lariat for the former Team Kuroda win. All four would shake hands hands and raise each others hand up in friendship with the old FMW theme music playing.
Mr. Gannosuke would make his Apache Army debut on July 17, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as he would once again team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda to face the Apache Army team of Mammoth Sasaki and Takashi Sasaki with Gannosuke and Kuroda once again coming away victorious after Gannosuke would roll up Mammoth with the Gannosuke Clutch for the win. Gannosuke would offer a challenge to the team of Jun Kasai, The Winger, and Mammoth Sasaki after the match for the next Apache Army show and that he would reveal an old FMW wrestler on his team.
Mr. Gannosuke would return to the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring the next day on July 18, 2009 at Yasu Urano's promoted show. It would be the beginning of Gannosuke wrestling his friends, rivals, and pupils in singles matches for the last time or the only time as Gannosuke and Urano would wrestle for over 34 minutes before Gannosuke would manage to put away Urano in the main event of the show.
Gannosuke would then face former Team No Respect friend Hido in one of Hido's first matches in almost two years after suffering a liver problems on July 25, 2008 at Team Vader's Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring show. Gannosuke and Hido would end up brawling right away all around ringside with the referee throwing the match away between the two.
Mr. Gannosuke would return to wrestle for his WMF for one time only on July 27, 2008 at the Osaka World Hall against his student Kamui. Gannosuke wanting to have wrestled all his students in a singles match before his career would end would come back to main event the show. Kamui would work on Gannosuke's knee during the match, putting him in the figure four and then placing Gannosuke on the turnbuckle and putting Gannosuke on the middle rope and then hitting a dropkick right at Gannosuke's knee and then placing on a leglock. Kamui would end up sending Gannosuke to the outside where he would deliver an Asai Moonsault onto Gannosuke to the outside. But Kamui would end up messing up and falling too short so instead of Gannosuke catching him, Gannosuke would catch a boot hard to the face and Kamui would hit the floor hard. Kamui would send Gannosuke back into the ring and come off the top rope with a flying dropkick. Kamui would then attempt a moonsault but Gannosuke would manage to put his knees up in the air with Kamui with crashing down into them. Gannosuke would nail Kamui with a hard lariat, followed by Gannosuke climbing the top rope but Kamui would catch Gannosuke and deliver a kick to the head and then deliver a hurricanrana off the top rope. Kamui would then deliver the 450 Firebird Splash that Gannosuke would kick out of. Kamui would climb up the top rope and jump off the turnbuckle trying to deliver a hurricanrana to Gannosuke but Gannosuke would manage to catch him and send Kamui down hard with a powerbomb. Gannosuke would deliver a Falcon Arrow but Kamui would manage to kick out. Gannosuke then would follow it up with the Praying Powerbomb that Kamui would also kick out of, but Gannosuke would finish things off with the Fire Thunder to score the win over Kamui. Gannosuke would say his goodbye to the promotion that he created and raise the hand of Kamui in respect to officially end his run in WMF.
Gannosuke would then face off against another one of his WMF Dojo students in Yuko Miyamoto on August 2, 2008 at 666's Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Miyamoto would do all he could to impress his former mentor and hit Gannosuke with his moonsault and his handspring elbow but Gannosuke would manage to finish off Miyamoto with the Fire Thunder with Gannosuke shaking the hand of his most successful student.
Mr. Gannosuke's fourth promoted show under his name would be on August 16, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as Gannosuke would team up with Dradition's Hiro Saito against Dick Togo and GOEMON in the main event. Both GOEMON and Togo would aim for Gannosuke's bad knee with both teaming in and out to do damage to Gannosuke. Gannosuke would slap Togo hard in the face repeatedly but would just get kicked in the knee as a result. Togo would put Gannosuke in a leglock and Gannosuke would begin screaming in agony, desperately trying to reach the rope for a break before making it to it. Togo would tag in GOEMON would lift up Gannosuke's bad knee and begin hitting it until Gannosuke counter with an enziguiri using his other leg with Gannosuke making the tag to Saito. Gannosuke and Togo would both be tagged back in soon afterwards with Togo trying to climb the top rope and Gannosuke catching him and throwing into the ring. Gannosuke would then deliver the Falcon Arrow and then attempt the Praying Powerbomb that Togo would roll up Gannosuke for a two count. Gannosuke would attempt at a clothesline but Togo would bring him down and put Gannosuke in the Crossface with Gannosuke having to reach the ropes with his foot. Togo would then attempt at the Pedigree on Gannosuke but Gannosuke would end flipping Togo over his back to counter. GOEMON would then come in and put Gannosuke in the figure four leglock to do even more damage to Gannosuke's knee. While GOEMON would have the figure four on Gannosuke, Togo would come off the top rope and hit the senton on Gannosuke with GOEMON making the cover and Saito having to make the save. GOEMON would begin punching Gannosuke in the face until Gannosuke would duck one and use a backside cradle on GOEMON for two. GOEMON would attempt at a clothesline and Gannosuke would manage to catch it and roll up GOEMON with the Gannosuke Clutch for two. Gannosuke would then attempt at the Fire Thunder but GOEMON would manage to slide out of it and when Gannosuke would attempt at a clothesline, GOEMON would manage to catch it and cradle up Gannosuke with the Gannosuke Clutch for two. Gannosuke would then attempt at the Fire Thunder but GOEMON would manage to slide out of it and when Gannosuke would attempt at a clothesline, GOEMON would manage to catch it and cradle up Gannosuke with the Gannosuke Clutch for two. Gannosuke would make it up first and deliver the Praying Powerbomb and then follow it up with the Fire Thunder on GOEMON to get the pinfall for his team. Gannosuke would announce that his retirement show will take place on December 27, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring and Gannosuke leave to the song "Hey Jude" playing.
An FMW alliance would begin as Mr. Gannosuke would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and returning to his old persona Koji Nakagawa against Jun Kasai, The Winger, and their mystery partner Hido in a Street Fight on August 22, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Gannosuke and Hido would continue their brawl from a month earlier with the Apache side getting the win with Hido getting the inside cradle on Nakagawa for the win. Gannosuke would announce that he along with Kuroda, Nakagawa, and Ricky Fuji would be forming a faction called the FMW Legends Army to do battle with the Apache Army.
Gannosuke would promote his last WMF show on August 31, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Due to his upcoming retirement, Gannosuke no longer wanted to try and keep his struggling promotion running and thus decided to end it at its 6th year anniversary show. Former WMF ace Mammoth Sasaki would defeat Kamui in the semi-finals and Mineo Fujita would defeat Soldier in the main event of the show. Soldier would announce that he would also be retiring at the end of the year. Mineo Fujita, Soldier, Kitten Kid, Kamui, Ricky Fuji, and Yuko Miyamoto would all raise their hands together to end Mr. Gannosuke's creation of the WMF promotion.
The FMW Legend Army team of Mr. Gannosuke and Koji Nakagawa would face off against Mammoth Sasaki and YOSHIYA on September 12, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Mammoth losing his emotion during the match and when beating Nakagawa in the corner and the referee would try to step in, Mammoth would end up throwing the referee across the ring causing his team to get disqualified as a brawl would breakout between the FMW Legend Army and the Apache Army.
Mr. Gannosuke would get to have a match that he had been looking forward to a long time as he would take on one of his childhood idols in Tatsumi Fujinami on September 21, 2008 at Korakuen Hall for the Dradition promotion. Gannosuke would get to hit all signature moves like the Choshu Lariat and the Gannosuke Clutch, but Fujinami would manage to get the Octupus Hold on Gannosuke and Gannosuke would submit. Fujinami would raise Gannosuke's hand in respect and the two would hug afterwards.
The FMW Legends Army of Gannosuke, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Koji Nakagawa, and Ricky Fuji would take on the Apache Army team of Mammoth Sasaki, Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO, and YOSHIYA in a Iron Cage Scramble Street Fight on September 22, 2008 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Gannosuke once again getting the better of Mammoth by nailing him wit a Lariat to score the pinfall causing Mammoth to become enrage once again. Mammoth would get on the mic and challenge Gannosuke to a Barbed wire Death Match to settle the score between them once and for all.
Mr. Gannosuke would take on Mammoth Sasaki in a Barbed wire Death Match on October 10, 2008 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. It would be a rematch of their barbed wire Death Match back on July 31, 2005 in WMF. Mammoth would overpower Gannosuke at first and begin carving Gannosuke's forehead with blood pouring all over Gannosuke's face. A bloody Gannosuke would end up fighting back and dropkicking Mammoth into the barbed wire, but Mammoth would end up becoming too much for Gannosuke as he would clothesline Gannosuke and then nail the 29 Years Old on the bloody Gannosuke for the win. Gannosuke afterwards would grab the mic and an FMW t-shirt and congratulate Mammoth on the victory and ask Mammoth to return to his roots and join them in the FMW Legends Army. Mammoth would end up accepting the offer causing the Apache Army team of Takashi Sasaki, Jun Kasai, GENTARO, and The Winger to come out and take exception to Mammoth leaving their army. Mammoth would respond by attacking by the Apache Army and laying out Takashi Sasaki with a powerbomb as Ricky Fuji and Koji Nakagawa would run in as all eight wrestlers would fight with GENTARO being cut open from the barbed wire. Mammoth would put on his FMW t-shirt as the FMW Legends Army had just grown one stronger.
Mr. Gannosuke would return to the Zero-One MAX promotion on October 11, 2008 at the Kira Messe Numazu to take on Zero-One wrestler Kamikaze with Gannosuke getting victory after rolling Kamikaze with the Gannosuke Clutch for the win. Also, on the show would be Kintaro Kanemura as the two would meet backstage and Gannosuke would ask Kanemura to put their differences aside and wrestle in his Retirement show in December due to the importance of Kanemura in Gannosuke's career with Kanemura accepting.
The last ever Mr. Gannosuke match against Hayabusa would not be what many would have thought that would have meant in the 90's in FMW. Mr. Gannosuke would team up with GOEMON to take on Genichiro Tenryu as Big Hayabusa and Ricky Fuji for the Guts World promotion on October 19, 2008 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE. Big Hayabusa and Gannosuke would end up brawling all over ringside and Big Hayabusa would end up getting unmasked to reveal Tenryu but like every other time Tenryu had faced off against the former FMW wrestlers he would once again overpower them and end up finishing off GOEMON with a lariat.
The FMW Legends Army of Mr. Gannosuke, Mammoth Sasaki, and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would team up to take on the Apache Army of Takashi Sasaki, Jun Kasai, and GENTARO in a Barbed wire Boards Death Match on October 24, 2008 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. The FMW Legends Army would end up coming out victorious as Mammoth would hit the 29 Years Old on Takashi Sasaki and getting the pinfall victory.
Mr. Gannosuke would revise his 2003 group in WMF on October 26, 2008 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE for the DDT promotion. Gannosuke would team with his look-alikes of Mr. Iwaonosuke (Katsumi Hirano) and Mr. Rocknosuke (Ichiro Yaguchi) to reform his GUNS stable and take on the DDT team of Poison Sawada JULIE, Michael Nakazawa, and Tomomitsu Matsunaga. JULIE would use his powers to cause the GUN's to begin smacking each other across the chest allowing Nakazawa and Matsunaga to clear the ring to leave Gannosuke and JULIE in the ring together as JULIE would hit Gannosuke with a chokeslam. JULIE would then place Gannosuke in the Cattle Mutilation with the GUN's having to make the save. Nakazawa would come in for JULIE and begin a chop exchange with Gannosuke. Nakazawa would then stop and pull down his pants randomly and then promote Gannosuke's Retirement show for December 27th at Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring to the crowd before kicking Gannosuke in the gut. Gannosuke would fire back with a lariat and then with the GUN's help hit a Super Powerbomb on Nakazawa. Gannosuke would then follow up with a Choshu Lariat and deliver the Fire Thunder on Nakazawa for the win and officially putting an end to his GUNS group one last time.
Mr. Gannosuke would return to DDT on November 5, 2008 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring teaming up with Chon-Shiryu against Muscle Saki and Danshoku Dino. Sakai and Dino would get on the mics before the match and begin talking about Mr. Gannosuke being gay with Chon-Shiryu having to step in and try and defend Gannosuke for not being gay. Dino would get Shiryu on the mat and begin humping him from behind while asking Gannosuke if he enjoyed watching this. Dino would then pull his pants off and again ask Gannosuke if he enjoyed watching this causing Gannosuke to come in and elbow Dino in the head as Dino and Shiryu would make the tags to their partners. Gannosuke would come in and deliver a swinging neckbreaker to Sakai. Gannosuke would make a cover on Sakai but Dino would break it up by poking Gannosuke from behind. Chon-Shiryu would get tagged in and after Gannosuke would break up a pin attempt, Dino would rush in the ring and begin kissing Gannosuke allowing Sakai to hit the Muscle Bomber on Sakai and causing Gannosuke to be unable to make the save as Sakai would get the pinfall victory. Dino would then challenge Gannosuke to a match to determine whether Gannosuke was gay or not. Gannosuke would at first refuse but after Chon-Shiryu would grab the mic and demand that Gannosuke prove that he was not gay, Gannosuke would grab the mic and accept Dino's challenge to a Last Gang Standing match at DDT's November 30th Korakuen Hall show.
Mr. Gannosuke would face off against GENTARO on November 14, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as the two would do everything to try and put one another but both would kick out of every move they would hit on one another until the thirty minute time limit had expire. Gannosuke and GENTARO would request for the match to keep going and another ten minutes would be added to their match and still both wrestlers would be unable to put one another away as the extra ten minute overtime time limit had expired with the match being ruled a draw after an exhausting forty minutes between the two wrestlers and Gannosuke's longest match of his career.
Mr. Gannosuke would promote his fifth show under his own name, this time at the Kumamoto Circulation Information Hall on November 22, 2008. Gannosuke had originally scheduled to have one last singles match against his former rival Mr. Pogo but Pogo would suffer a hernia a couple of days before the match and Mammoth Sasaki would be put in his place. It would be Gannosuke's last match against Mammoth Sasaki and a rematch of their match from the month before with Gannosuke looking for revenge. Gannosuke and Mammoth would begin exchanging chops with one another before Mammoth would deliver a chokeslam to Gannosuke. Mammoth would then climb the top rope and Gannosuke would climb up to the top and deliver a supplex off the turnbuckle. Gannosuke would hit a lariat and then the Praying Powerbomb for two. Mammoth would fight back and hit a lariat but as Mammoth would go for another lariat, Gannosuke would catch him with the Gannosuke Clutch for the win. Gannosuke and Mammoth would embrace and hug with one another and raise each others hand in respect for the tough battles they had put each other throughout the years. Gran Hamada would present Gannosuke flowers afterwards and a man would also give Gannosuke a small bronzed statue of Gannosuke that FMW produced in 2000.
Mr. Gannosuke would return to Korakuen Hall for the Zero-One MAX promotion on November 28, 2008 by teaming up with former Team No Respect friend Hido against Masato Tanaka and Munenori Sawa in a "Revival of FMW" match. Gannosuke and Tanaka would start off and begin exchanging chops at one another. Sawa would end up being tagged in and begin kicking Gannosuke's leg repeatedly until Gannosuke would counter with a lowblow and throw Sawa outside the ring. Hido would begin smashing chairs across Sawa's back as Gannosuke and Tanaka would fight among ringside. Hido would bring back Sawa into the chair busted open and Gannosuke would begin working on Sawa's cut and Hido would follow suit by stabbing Sawa's cut with scissors. Sawa would manage to fight back as he would deliver a Dragon Screw legwhip to Gannosuke and then deliver one both to Gannosuke and Hido at the same time. Gannosuke and Hido would team up to overmatch Sawa and then deliver a Super Powerbomb for a two count. Tanaka would come in and deliver a clothesline to both Gannosuke and Hido and deliver a Superfly Splash to Gannosuke. A bloody Sawa would then hit the Shining Wizard on Gannosuke for two. Sawa would then attempt to throw a punch with Gannosuke catching him and placing on the Gannosuke Clutch for two. Gannosuke would then deliver the Praying Powerbomb to Sawa with Tanaka making the save. Gannosuke would then hit the Fire Thunder and finish off Sawa for good for the win. Gannosuke would challenge Tanaka to one last singles match between the two that Tanaka would accept.
Gannosuke's last Korakuen Hall match of his career would also be one of his most unique as Gannosuke would take on Danshoku Dino in a Last Gang Standing Match on November 30, 2008 at DDT's Korakuen Hall show. Gannosuke and Dino would both put machines in their pants to detect how turned on one another is. A screen would then show in percentage how much Gannosuke and Dino were turned on during the match and once one of them got to 100% of being turned on they would be the loser of the match. Gannosuke would not be happy right away as their face be put in place of the head of a penis to show how much they were turned on. Gannosuke would put Dino in a headlock and right away Dino would become 20% turned on. Gannosuke would then put Dino in an armbar and Dino would become 40% turned on. Dino would then quickly become 60% turned on after getting Gannosuke down on the mat and rolling over and touching his back and this would continue until Dino would reach 80%. The man that had put the machines in Gannosuke and Dino's pants would jump on the apron and drop his pants sending Dino all the way back down to 0% right away. Dino would grab Gannosuke's crotch and right away he would go back to 20% and eventually up to 60% before another DDT wrestler would run in the ring and Dino would begin rubbing his body all over to cause Gannosuke to go up to 20% to the crowds laughter. Dino would begin acting like he was penetrating the other wrestler until Gannosuke himself was at 80%. Dino would then pull down his tights and right away Gannosuke would drop down to 0%. Gannosuke would hit Dino with the Falcon Arrow and then as he would attempt to deliver the Fire Thunder, Dino would slide out and then begin kissing Gannosuke to cause Dino to pop up to 80%. That wouldn't stop Dino as he would keep kissing Gannosuke and then Gannosuke would go up to 20%. Dino would keep kissing until Gannosuke would reach at 60%. Dino would then begin rubbing Gannosuke's crotch causing Gannosuke to reach at 80% and in danger mode. Dino would put Gannosuke's head in his tights and then deliver a piledriver causing Gannosuke to drop back to 0%. Gannosuke would then take off his shirt and pants to reveal Dino's tights underneath and would then begin kissing Dino and then placing Dino's head in his tights causing Dino to hit 100% and give Gannosuke the win. Gannosuke would go to congratulate Dino and Dino would take the opportunity to go for one last kiss for Gannosuke.
In the final battle between the FMW Legends Army and the Apache Army at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring on December 12, 2008, Gannosuke would team with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Mammoth Sasaki against Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO, and The Winger in a Barbed wire Double Hell Death Match. Mr. Gannosuke would deliver a Praying Powerbomb on Sasaki, but as Mammoth was attempting to hit the 29 Years old on Sasaki he would be hit by GENTARO. GENTARO and The Winger would end up sending Mammoth into the barbed wire and The Winger would end up coming off a ladder and crashing into a barbed wire board on top of Mammoth and Sasaki would hit Mammoth with the Fuyuki Lariat causing Mammoth to fall on the barbed wire board as Sasaki would get the pinfall over Mammoth for the Apache Army win over the FMW Legends Army to end their bloody war.
Mr. Gannosuke would wrestle his final DDT match on December 14, 2008 at the Hakata Star Lanes teaming with Yasu Urano against Sanshiro Takagi and Poison Sawada JULIE. Gannosuke would come in and as soon as he would attempt the Choshu Lariat he would get stopped by JULIE's powers as Gannosuke would make run into his partner Urano. Takagi would get tagged in and deliver a Death Valley Driver to Gannosuke with Urano making the save. Takagi would attempt at a lariat but Gannosuke manage to catch him and turn it into a Gannosuke Clutch for two and would tag in Urano. Gannosuke would get tagged back in to face off against JULIE again with Urano helping Gannosuke hit a Super Powerbomb on JULIE. Gannosuke would then attempt at the Fire Thunder but JULIE would slide out and just as JULIE would attempt to use his powers again, Gannosuke would grab his hand and hit a lariat on him. Gannosuke would then hit the Praying Powerbomb and then finish off JULIE with the Fire Thunder for the win.
Mr. Gannosuke would wrestle his last Zero-One show MAX on December 17, 2008 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE. His opponent would be long time rival Masato Tanaka in their final singles match in a match entitled "Trace of the F". The two would shake hands before exchanging chops at one another. They would end up fighting to the outside before Tanaka would place Gannosuke on the table and fly off the top turnbuckle to the outside and send Gannosuke though the table. They would make their way back into the ring where Gannosuke would deliver a Praying Powerbomb on Tanaka and then grab a piece of the table and begin smashing it over Tanaka's head and then following it up with a clothesline for two. Tanaka would begin to fight back hitting Gannosuke with hard elbows and hitting his Sliding D that Gannosuke would manage to kick out of. Tanaka would go for a clothesline when Gannosuke would catch Tanaka and place on the Gannosuke Clutch for two. Tanaka and Gannosuke would once again begin exchanging clotheslines at one another and then Tanaka would follow up with a hard elbow to the face of Gannosuke and then deliver his Sliding D once again and this time manage to put away Mr. Gannosuke for good in their last singles match against each other. Tanaka would grab the mic and thank Gannosuke for all the help and their wars with one another over the last 15 years. Gannosuke would then get the mic and thank Tanaka for that FMW style match and that he has been very proud of what Tanaka has become over the years and is what FMW represented. Gannosuke and Tanaka would hug and raise each others hand in respect for one another.
Mr. Gannosuke's last appearance for the Ice Ribbon promotion would be on December 23, 2008 at the Tokyo Kitazawa Town Hall where he would team up with Emi Sakura and Aoi Kizuki against Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Haruka Matsuo, and Minami Hikari. Gannosuke and Kizuki would come out wearing brand new green TNR t-shirts with Emi not being let in on it and wearing the original black TNR t-shirt. Gannosuke and Kizuki would laugh at Sakura for wearing the original as Emi would try to join the opponents with Kuroda refusing. Emi would then take off the TNR t-shirt and begin stomping on it with Gannosuke shoving her to stop her and then picking up the t-shirt and folding it nicely and handing it to a ring girl for safety. As Kizuki and Matsuo were about to start Gannosuke would begin shouting at Matsuo as she would begin talking back to Gannosuke and requesting he start off the match with Kizuki making the tag for Gannosuke. Gannosuke would lock up with Matsuo and she would follow up with a lowblow to Gannosuke but as she would charge with Gannosuke, she would be met with a hard clothesline sending her down. Matsuo would end up fighting back and even knocking Gannosuke and having him tag back in Kizuki. Emi and Kizuki would end up knocking all three of their opponents down as Gannosuke would join in on stepping on them and posing to mock them. They all three would begin rolling over on Kuroda repeatedly. Emi would grab Hikari and hold on to her but as Gannosuke would go to clothesline Hikari she would move out of the way and Gannosuke would end up hitting Emi instead. Kuroda would end up coming in and Emi to escape having to face him would claw Kuroda's chest and tag in Gannosuke. Kuroda would hit the lariat on Gannosuke but as Kuroda would go up to the top rope, Gannosuke would climb up and attempt to hit a brainbuster off the top rope but Kuroda would fight back and call for his Technan Buster, but Gannosuke would fight back as well and then call for a Gannchan Buster with the two fighting back over and over until Kuroda would finally win and hit his Technan Buster off the top turnbuckle on Gannosuke. Kuroda would then charge at Gannosuke with a clothesline with Gannosuke fighting back and delivering a clothesline of his own and then ducking Kuroda's clothesline and catching him and delivering a release German Supplex on Kuroda but Kuroda would make it back to his feet and deliver the lariat to Gannosuke with both Kuroda and Gannosuke making the tag. Matsuo would end up getting the better of Kizuki and Gannosuke would have to make the save and then deliver a Praying Powerbomb to Matsuo with Kizuki making the cover and only getting two. Kizuki and Hikari would begin battling each other with Kizuki catching a swing thrown by Hikari and Kizuki would put Hikari in the Gannosuke Clutch for the win for her team. Gannosuke would say his goodbye to Ice Ribbon and shake Kizuki and Emi Sakura's hand as a show of respect amongst each other.
Mr. Gannosuke would face off against former FMW wrestler Yoshihito Sasaki on December 25, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring for a Jun Kasai promoted all death match show in a Barbed wire Baseball Bat Death Match. The barbed wire baseball bat would be placed in the ring with a countdown for the wrestlers to rush to the ring to try and grab the bat first. Gannosuke would cheat by running to the ring with the countdown going on and grab the bat first. Gannosuke would smash the barbed wire bat across Sasaki's chest sending him to the outside. Gannosuke and Sasaki would begin brawling in the crowd where Gannosuke would begin carving up Sasaki's forehead with the barbed wire bat causing Sasaki to begin to bleed. Gannosuke would bring Sasaki back to the ringside area but Sasaki would toss Gannosuke into the seats in the crowd before making it back it in the ring. Gannosuke would gain control once again very quickly after and begin to go after Sasaki's cut and continue to cut it open more using the barbed wire bat. Gannosuke would then deliver the Falcon Arrow and then attempt at the Praying Powerbomb before Sasaki would flip him over. Sasaki would then hit a spear on Gannosuke and picking him up for the Argentine Backbreaker with Gannosuke having to breakout by grabbing Sasaki's neck to bring himself down. Gannosuke would then deliver a belly to back supplex and then successfully hit the Praying Powerbomb for two. Gannosuke would then hit a clothesline that Sasaki would not fall down from and as he was going for another one Sasaki would nail Gannosuke with a hard clothesline sending him down to the mat for the two count. Sasaki would go for another clothesline but Gannosuke would manage to catch him and put on the Gannosuke Clutch for two. Sasaki would get up and charge at Gannosuke but be caught with a hard clothesline as a result. Gannosuke would then pick up Sasaki and deliver the Fire Thunder for two. Gannosuke would then put Sasaki in the Nirvana Strangle with Sasaki being force to submit for the Gannosuke win just two days before his retirement.
Mr. Gannosuke would promote the sixth show under his own and his retirement show on December 27, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Gannosuke not wanting to put up the money for Korakuen Hall would state that he chose Shin-Kiba because it is a building that symbolizes independent wrestling and he is an independent wrestler. Mr. Gannosuke would team up with Jinsei Shinzaki and Mammoth Sasaki against the team of Masato Tanaka, Kintaro Kanemura, and Tetsuhiro Kuroda all five men in the match having a long history with Gannosuke of being friends and rivals in the ring at one point in their career in a Street Fight. The Shin-Kiba 1st Ring would be overfilled with fans coming to see Gannosuke's last match and hold over 100 more people than it was made for. "Come out and Play" would begin to play as Kintaro Kanemura wearing a TNR 2000 t-shirt, Masato Tanaka, and Tetsuhiro Kuroda carrying a table would come to the ring and begin doing the TNR Dance. Mammoth Sasaki would then come out wearing a TNR t-shirt himself followed by Jinsei Shinzaki and then for the last time Mr. Gannosuke. As soon as Gannosuke's name would be introduced and streamers would be thrown into the ring, Gannosuke's team would be jumped as Tanaka would go after Gannosuke while Kanemura and Shinzaki would go at it as well as Mammoth and Kuroda. Gannosuke and Tanaka would begin brawling on the outside as Gannosuke would smack Tanaka across the stomach with a chair. Kuroda would begin to go after Gannosuke in the crowd and hit Gannosuke across the stomach with a chair with the overcrowded fans trying to move out of the way. Gannosuke and Kuroda would brawl to the the upper portion of the stands in the building before heading back to ringside but Gannosuke would be met by a chair shot by Tanaka before getting out of the crowd. Tanaka would then smash Gannosuke into the table placed among the turnbuckle with Mammoth coming to make the save for Gannosuke. Tanaka would bring Gannosuke back in the ring and throw him into the turnbuckle and smack Gannosuke in the face with a running elbow. Gannosuke would fight back and begin exchanging chops across the chest with Tanaka with Gannosuke resorting to raking Tanaka's eyes to end the chops. Gannosuke would tag in to Mammoth and would tag back in to take on Kuroda who would quickly throw Gannosuke back to the outside. Tanaka awaiting Gannosuke on the outside would toss Gannosuke back into the crowd and begin attacking him with a chair once again. Tanaka would then place Gannosuke on top of the chair with Kanemura climbing the top turnbuckle and diving off it to send Gannosuke through the table. Kanemura would set up the broken table on one corner and place a chair in the other corner and bring Gannosuke in the ring and smash Gannosuke's head into the chair and then throw Gannosuke into the table. Kuroda would then come in and lay out Gannosuke and then Kanemura and Kuroda would kiss each other before dropping their elbows onto Gannosuke a spot that Gannosuke and Kanemura had created together during their TNR days. Kuroda would make the cover but Mammoth would make the save for Gannosuke. Kuroda would then crotch Gannosuke against the turnbuckle and Tanaka would begin smashing Gannosuke's knee with a chair. Kuroda would then slap on the figure four with Tanaka would drive an elbow to Gannosuke's sternum. Gannosuke would fight to grab the rope but before he could manage to, Kanemura would grab Gannosuke's wrist to prevent him to grab the rope to a loud number of boo's from the crowd. Gannosuke would still manage to grab the rope. Tanaka would then come in and send Gannosuke to the ropes and Gannosuke would come back and jump over Tanaka and sunset flip him for two. Tanaka would then attempt to supplex Gannosuke but Gannosuke would manage to overpower Tanaka and supplex him. Tanaka would charge at Gannosuke and Gannosuke would come back with a dropkick to Tanaka and make the tag to Shinzaki. Gannosuke would get tagged back in and as soon as he would come in, Kanemura would go after him with a piece of the broken table. Gannosuke would kick Kanemura in the stomach and then grab the piece of the table and smash it over Kanemura's head and then Kuroda & Tanaka's heads. Gannosuke would come back with a clothesline to Kanemura and then the Falcon Arrow for two. Gannosuke would then attempt a Praying Powerbomb but Kanemura would end up flipping Gannosuke over. Kanemura, Kuroda, and Tanaka would send Gannosuke into the turnbuckle with Tanaka coming in hard a running elbow to the face of Gannosuke. Kanemura would hold down Gannosuke as Kuroda would off the top turnbuckle with a flying elbow and Tanaka coming off with the Superfly Splash with Mammoth once again making the save. Kanemura would then come off the top turnbuckle and deliver the Blast YAMA Senton Special for two. Kanemura would charge at Gannosuke with a clothesline but Gannosuke would catch him and place on the Gannosuke Clutch one last time for a two count. Kanemura would setup Gannosuke for a Praying Powerbomb of his own when Shinzaki would come off the top rope and chop Kanemura's across the head. Gannosuke and Shinzaki would both do the Praying Powerbomb together with Gannosuke delivering it to Tanaka and Shinzaki hitting his on Kanemura at the same time with both Kanemura and Tanaka kicking out. Gannosuke and Shinzaki would then both follow that up by Gannosuke putting Tanaka in the Nirvana Strangle and Shinzaki putting Kanemura in his Nirvana Strangle at the same time with Kuroda having to make the save for both his partners. Gannosuke would then pick up Kanemura at an attempt for the Fire Thunder with Kanemura sliding off and elbowing Gannosuke before charging at Gannosuke and begin met with a hard clothesline for two. Gannosuke would then pick up Kanemura and deliver the Fire Thunder for the last time of his career and make the cover Kanemura for the three count and the win in Mr. Gannosuke's last ever match.
Gannosuke would then pick up Kanemura from the mat with Kanemura just tapping him on the shoulder for a job well done before walking away from Gannosuke. Gannosuke would go over and shake both Tanaka and Kuroda's hand with Kanemura grabbing the mic to talk to Gannosuke. Kanemura would tell Gannosuke that their beef was officially over and walk up and hug Gannosuke with Gannosuke hugging back. Gannosuke would thank all the wrestlers in the match especially Kanemura for having such an influence on his careers having have hard fought battles with all of them and then shaking Kanemura's hand in respect and then saying it was time to dance. Shinzaki would quickly exit the ring but the crowd would begin to demand Shinzaki come back in the ring to to the TNR Dance for the first time in his career. Shinzaki would screw up by moving the wrong hands at first but then get the hang of it as the six wrestlers would TNR Dance for the last time together with Gannosuke screwing up at the end himself by attempting to pose the way they use to during the dance in FMW with no one else following him on it to laughter from the crowd. Gannosuke would shake Kanemura, Shinzaki, Mammoth, Kuroda, and Tanaka's hand one last time as they would all leave the room and Gannosuke would begin shaking hands of the fans.
The retirement ceremony would then take place with Mr. Gannosuke standing in the middle of the ring while the announcer would run down Gannosuke's career. Some fans would then come up to the ring to bring Gannosuke flowers with the old FMW theme music followed by the WMF theme music playing in the background including one fan presenting a blown up picture of his match against H at the Yokohama Arena on November 23, 1999. Tatsumi Fujinami's theme music would then play and Fujinami would personally hand Gannosuke's flowers and raise his hand in respect. Hayabusa's music would then begin to play as Hayabusa would come down the aisle in his wheelchair with the help of Mineo Fujita and Yuko Miyamoto and personally hand Gannosuke flowers as well. Hayabusa would then get the mic and with tears in his eyes begin talking to Gannosuke about how they started their career together and how proud he was of his life long friend Mr. Gannosuke. Gannosuke would walk over and hug Hayabusa and thank him for being a lifelong friend.
Mr. Gannosuke would then grab the mic and while trying to say his last goodbye as a wrestler to begin to cry with the crowd chanting his name. Gannosuke would then stand in the middle in the ring as a 10 bell salute would begin to symbolize the end of his near 18 year career as a professional wrestler. Streamers would be thrown into the ring after the ten bell salute and then Masato Tanaka, Jinsei Shinzaki, Kintaro Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Mammoth Sasaki, Koji Nakagawa, GENTARO, Ricky Fuji, Mineo Fujita, Yuko Miyamoto, Yasu Urano, Magnitude Kishiwada, and Kamui would come into the ring to show congratulate Gannosuke. All the wrestlers would then pick up Gannosuke and toss him up in the air and drop him after the third time. While Gannosuke's music of "Kishindoh" playing in the background as he would shake the hands of all the wrestlers and then the fans before bowing and leaving to "Hey Jude". After Gannosuke had gone to the back, Gosaku would end up rushing to ring late for the whole ceremony claiming he has a present for Gannosuke to loud boo's for being late. Gannosuke would come back to the ring and begin screaming at Gosaku for missing the ceremony. Gosaku would apologize and swear that his present would make up for being late but it would turn out to be a cheap lame present causing Gosaku to get boo'd again. Gannosuke would take off his glasses and throw Gosaku into the rope and deliver one last clothesline to the crowds delight as Gannosuke would walk away to Kishindoh playing for the last time as an active wrestler.
Mr. Gannosuke and Hayabusa would meet backstage and begin talking to reporters and answering questions when Kanemura, Tanaka, Kuroda, Nakagawa, Mammoth, Ricky, Gosaku, and Flying Kid would join in and begin talking with them with an FMW reunion taking place as all of them would pose for pictures for possibly the last time with all of them together in the same room together.
Mr. Gannosuke would go on Samurai TV's Occupation of the Indies days after his retirement to to go through the highlights of his Retirement Match and Retirement Ceremony. Gannosuke would announce the reason for his retirement was due to being 40 years old and feeling his body was was shot with a deformation of the neck, compression fractures of the spine, a lumbar hernia, a partially torn knee ligament, a partial tear of the ligaments of the ankle and a decline in vigor and strength that comes from age. Gannosuke said that pro-wrestling was for people in their physical prime which is in their 20's and 30's and although he knows it's very hard to quit from wrestling it was time to hang it up and he is glad that Mr. Gannosuke made it without a life alternating severe injury.
Since retiring Mr. Gannosuke has worked on going on a diet and help training the girls at the Ice Ribbon Dojo. Gannosuke will promote his seventh show under his own name and the first one that will not include him wrestling on it at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Masato Tanaka and Mineo Fujita taking on Yuko Miyamoto and Kenny Omega in a Street Fight in the main event on September 5, 2009.
Since retiring Mr. Gannosuke has worked on going on a diet and help training the girls at the Ice Ribbon Dojo. Gannosuke will promote his seventh show under his own name and the first one that will not include him wrestling on it at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Masato Tanaka and Mineo Fujita taking on Yuko Miyamoto and Kenny Omega in a Street Fight in the main event on September 5, 2009. Gannosuke would attend the Apache Army June 26, 2009 show at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring and watch matches between his students of Yuko Miyamoto and Kamui and friend Tetsuhiro Kuroda in person before going outside to sell tickets to his show on September 5th during intermission and after the show. Gannosuke's biggest success of a student in Yuko Miyamoto would become Big Japan Death Match Champion and now uses the Fire Thunder as a sign of respect towards his teacher Mr. Gannosuke, Mineo Fujita works for the Dradition promotion that Mr. Gannosuke got him connections in as well as Men's Club matches in Big Japan, and Kamui will be working for the new FREEDOMS promotion.
Mr. Gannosuke ended his near 18 year career as a professional wrestler lasted from June 22, 1991 to December 27, 2008. Gannosuke became an excellent wrestler and incredibly underrated most of his career. I got to meet Mr. Gannosuke on January 5, 2008 during an Ice Ribbon show and once again on June 26, 2009 at an Apache Army show which were both surprises and big thrills for me personally. Another thing about Gannosuke's career was how many factions he was in during his career as was apart of Team FMW, Shin-FMW, The Funk Masters of Wrestling, ZEN, Team No Respect, Gannosuke's Outlaws, Shin-Fuyuki-gun, Team Kuroda, Team WMF, Brand Double Cross, The GUN's, Apache Army, KHM Army, and the FMW Legends Army. Gannosuke had one of the most unique careers that you can have as he has wrestled in Exploding Pool Death Matches, Bath House Death Matches, and Anus Explosion Death Matches. He wrestled in the main event of the Yokohama Arena and wrestled a midcard match at the Suginamiku Asagaya Loft A building. He went from a bad "garbage" wrestler to a great technical wrestler and an awesome heel with great chemistry. He has been loved and loved to be hated. His contributions to wrestling in Japan and what he did in FMW will never be forgotten. Mr. Gannosuke will always be beloved member of the FMW family.
FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship w/ Atsushi Onita
Defeated: Mr. Pogo & The Gladiator 2/24/95
Lost to: Mr. Pogo & Yukihiro Kanemura 3/7/95
IWA Tag Team Championship w/ Tarzan Goto
Defeated: Cactus Jack & Tracy Smothers 9/29/95
Vacated on 10/26/96
NWA Tag Team Championship w/ Tarzan Goto
Defeated: Tiger Jeet Singh & Cactus Jack 12/9/95
Vacated on 10/26/96
FMW 6 Man Street Fight Tag Team Championship w/ The Gladiator & Hisakatsu Oya
Defeated: Kodo Fuyuki & Jado & Gedo 8/5/97
Lost to: Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa 8/31/97
FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship w/ Hisakatsu Oya
Defeated: W*ING Kanemura & Hido 8/21/97
Lost to: Atsushi Onita & Yukihiro Kanemura 10/19/97
FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship w/ Yukihiro Kanemura
Defeated: Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka 11/28/97
Lost to: Kodo Fuyuki & Hido 3/29/98
FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Masato Tanaka 1/6/98
Lost to: Hayabusa 4/30/98
FMW Independent Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Masato Tanaka 1/6/98
Lost to: Hayabusa 4/30/98
FMW 6 Man Street Fight Tag Team Championship w/ Yukihiro Kanemura & Jado
Defeated: Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Hisakatsu Oya 1/16/98
Lost to: Atsushi Onita & Koji Nakagawa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda 2/13/98
FMW Independent Heavyweight Championship
Rewarded by Kodo Fuyuki 5/18/99
Lost to: Masato Tanaka 8/20/99
WEW Tag Team Championship w/ H
Defeated: Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hisakatsu Oya 12/1/99
Lost to: Kodo Fuyuki & Kyoko Inoue 2/25/00
WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship w/ Kodo Fuyuki & Shinjuku Shark
Defeated: Hayabusa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hisakatsu Oya 9/17/00
Lost to: Jado & Gedo & Kaori Nakayama 9/21/00
WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship w/ Kodo Fuyuki & Kintaro Kanemura
Defeated: Hisakatsu Oya & Ricky Fuji & Flying Kid Ichihara 7/30/00
Lost to: Hayabusa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda & GOEMON 9/9/01
WEW Tag Team Championship w/ Mammoth Sasaki
Defeated: GOEMON & Onryo 9/5/01
Lost to: Hayabusa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda 10/9/01
WEW Tag Team Championship w/ Mammoth Sasaki
Defeated: Biomonster DNA & Dr. Luther 11/23/01
Vacated on 11/23/01
WEW Tag Team Championship w/ Tetsuhiro Kuroda
Defeated: Kintaro Kanemura & Mammoth Sasaki 12/21/01
Vacated on 1/6/02
All Japan All Asian Tag Team Championship w/ Tetsuhiro Kuroda
Defeated: Tengu Kaiser & Jun Kasai 12/25/03
Lost to: The Great Kosuke & Shiryu 1/2/04
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Last updated 8/14/09