May 9, 2014


Shinjuku FACE
550 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Dark Exhibition Match: Gota Ihashi defeated Shun Miyatake with a German Suplex (3:33).
1. Makoto Oishi defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Miracle Ecstasy (6:05).
2. MIKAMI, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Hoshitango defeated Antonio Honda, DJ Nira & Guanchulo when Matsunaga pinned Guanchulo with a Back Drop (8:27).
3. Special Single Match: Minoru Suzuki defeated Michael Nakazawa with the Gotch-Style Piledriver (8:22).
4. Akito, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao with the Kinniku Buster (13:03).
5. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Ibushi pinned Hirata after the PK Heart (13:54).
6. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Times Fall Match: Masa Takanashi defeated Danshoku Dino (c) with a Leg Roll Clutch (13:48).
*Danshonu Dino fails in V2. Masa Takanashi becomes the 27th DDT Extreme Champion!
7. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano when KUDO pinned Urano with the Diving Double Knee Drop (16:13).

Akito found himself at a crossroads now that he is out of the KO-D Openweight Title picture. He could have gone back to teaming with Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi but he instead decided to do something new to become more powerful. What that was he didn’t reveal until after the main event. He approached the victorious Shuten-dōji with a can of beer in his hand. But just when it looked like he was about to have a toast with them he instead sprayed the beer in Masa Takanashi’s face! Akito then walked over to HARASHIMA and said they could make many dreams come true if they teamed together. HARASHIMA welcomed him to the team and he told Yasu Urano it was pretty nifty that Akito wanted to join them.

The DDT Extreme Title was up for grabs in a 3 Times Fall Match. The goal of the match is to pin your opponent for three seconds in a row. The catch is it did not have to happen in the same pinning attempt. For example at the start of the match Masa Takanashi quickly cradled Danshoku Dino for a two count. If Takanashi pinned Dino again he would just need a one count to win since he would have scored 3 seconds in a row. However quickly afterwards Dino pinned Takanashi for a two count, so Dino’s pin score was set back to zero while Takanashi was now in danger of losing. Takanashi was able to pin Dino to win the champiosnhip with a straight three count (pun not intended) when he countered the Gay-do Clutch into a Leg Roll Clutch. The new Extreme Champion then “honored” the former champ by calling him a “dumb bastard” and an “ugly fucking loser”. Makoto Oishi came to Dino’s aid and challenged Takanashi to a title match. Amon Tsurumi booked the match for Nagoya on 25th May. Oishi then said he wanted it to be the return of the Idol Lumberjack Death Match! Takanashi accepted and said he would have Emi Sakura on his side. Oishi mentioned she’s too mature to count as an idol but whatever.

Michael Nakazawa had a mountain to climb as he took on the no nonsense badass Minoru Suzuki. Nakazawa was convinced he could win and tried his best, he even attempted to summon his fighting spirit by getting into a chop battle. Suzuki wasn’t impressed and easily trapped Nakazawa in different submission holds. Every time Nakazawa was put in a hold he yelled “Impossible!” and wanted to give up. But Suzuki didn’t want the match to end so soon and he let go of his opponent just so he could apply more submissions. Suzuki eventually choked out Nakazawa with a Sleeper and was going to do the Gotch-Style Piledriver until Nakazawa tapped out before he was lifted off his feet. Suzuki didn’t care and he lifted up Nakazawa for the move until Yukinori Matsui stepped in and stopped him. When Nakazawa regained consciousness he asked Suzuki if they could team together. Suzuki shook Nakazawa’s hand but refused to let go. If Nakazawa wants to team with him so much then he’ll do it! In three months time they will team together. During those three months he’ll be training very hard and he wants Nakazawa to do the same so by the time they team up Nakazawa won’t be what he is now but he will instead become a hybrid wrestler! Suzuki already ordered Nakazawa to begin his first training session by doing 100 push ups right there in the ring. Nakazawa complained but Suzuki yelled that he summoned the demon instructor and must do what he says. Nakazawa could only do 10 push ups before collapsing. It’s going to be a long road ahead for him.

The Falls Count Anywhere Match was chaos. First of all, Kazuki Hirata did not appear with his team mates when they entered the ring. The match began with Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi suffering a 3-on-2 Handicap disadvantage until Hirata finally appeared in the crowd dancing to Magnum TOKYO’s theme song. When he entered the ring, Owashi stopped the dancing by Shoulder Blocking his partner. Takagi dragged Kota Ibushi out of the ring and then attacked him with a kewpie doll. Ibushi defended himself by twisting Takagi’s arm over and over. Hirata threw Kenny Omega into a closing elevator and turned around thinking he was now gone. The elevator opened up and Kenny reappeared to School Boy Hirata for a nearfall. Takagi and Daisuke Sasaki brawled over to a place selling adult DVDs and they had a duel using the DVDs as swords. Ibushi got a bicycle!!! He cycled into Hirata’s crotch while Omega and Sasaki held him in place. A box of posters was then brought in and used to great effect. Ibushi did his best Steve Blackman impression and attacked Hirata with the rolled up posters. Omega then somehow used a poster to power up his Hadouken launching Hirata into Ibushi’s German Suplex. Omega then placed the cardboard box over Hirata’s head and with Sasaki performed the PK Heart to win the match. Afterwards Takagi talked about Minoru Suzuki training somebody as useless as Michael Nakazawa. Suzuki then walked out with Nakazawa and forced him to wheelbarrow down to the ring. Suzuki said he can turn a useless dickwad into a hybrid wrestler in three months. He then lifted up Nakazawa for a Gotch-Style Piledriver and forced him to do push ups from that position.

Danshoku Dino passed a message on to Guanchulo from his mother. Guanchulo wanted his mom to attend his final show for DDT on 20th May but according to her message she will be visiting China on that date. However, she will send another message that will be shown to Guanchulo on the 20th.

Shun Miyatake was again told he will not debut properly if he keeps losing so easily in his exhibition matches.

Akitoshi Saito will compete on the 25th May show. Danshoku Dino expressed interest in having a match with him that night.

The line-up for King Of DDT 2014 was revealed. The winner of the 16-man tournament gets a main event KO-D Openweight Title shot at Sumo Hall on 17th August. This year there will be three qualifying matches for tournament spots. Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Daisuke Sasaki, Akito, Soma Takao, Kazuki Hirata and Tetsuya Endo will have to wrestle each other in matches that will take place on the 17th, 25th and 29th of May. The rest of the field are Makoto Oishi, Keisuke Ishii, Konosuke Takeshita, MIKAMI, Masa Takanashi, Yasu Urano, Yukio Sakaguchi, Danshoku Dino, Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi and the loser of KUDO Vs HARASHIMA. Shigehiro Irie will not enter because he has a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

Cherry announced the main event of her 10th Anniversary show on 1st June will be her against Aja Kong! They previously had a singles match on 13th November 2011 for Cherry’s “FANTASY ILLUSION” show. Cherry wrestled that match with a broken jaw so she was given a special rule where Jaiko Ishikawa was allowed to interfere and fight Kong. This time Cherry is in full health and she wants to face Kong under normal circumstances. Cherry also decided she will team with Danshoku Dino for her mixed tag match against Ladybeard & Saki Akai in Union on 18th May.

Antonio Honda announced a new match for his Anniversary show also on 1st June. It will be HARASHIMA, Riho & DJ Nira Vs Yuji Hino, Emi Sakura and The Great Kojika.


November 10, 2013


Nagoya Telepia Hall
399 – Super No Vacancy

1. Daisuke Sasaki defeated Guanchulo with the Crippler Crossface (10:05).
2. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated MIKAMI, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Tetsuya Endo when Irie pinned Endo with the Fire Thunder Driver (12:59).
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi defeated Kengo Takai & Koji Iwamoto when Owashi pinned Iwamoto with the Diving Body Press (11:32).
4. Stripped Bra Match: Antonio Honda defeated Michael Nakazawa when Honda stripped Nakazawa of his bra (9:28).
5. Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & DJ Nira defeated Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Gota Ihashi when Oishi pinned Ihashi with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (12:26).
6. Yasu Urano defeated Masa Takanashi with a Backwards Leg Roll (11:59).
7. HARASHIMA & KUDO defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Akito when HARASHIMA pinned Akito with the Somato (13:17).

Antonio Honda and Michael Nakazawa went kinky for their Irregular Rules match. Both of them had to wear a bra and whoever stripped the opponent of his bra would win. Nakazawa panicked during the match when he realised he didn’t know how to unhook a bra. He later unintentionally knocked out Yukinori Matsui when Honda used him as a human shield to block the Ultimate Venom Arm. He hit Honda with another Venom Arm and took off the bra but the ref was still down. Honda got up, hit Nakazawa with the Bionic Elbow, put his bra back on, woke up Matsui, landed a Diving Fist Drop and took off Nakazawa’s bra to win. He then called out HARASHIMA and said he will see him at the DDT Extreme Title match next week.

No Glass Slipper Necessary, More Hulk Hogan Gymnastics

April 29, 2013

Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
5,500 Fans

Mayu Iwatani, Lin Bairon, Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi defeated Eri Susa, Makoto, Michael Nakazawa & Hikaru Sato when Iwatani pinned Nakazawa with a Dragon Suplex (12:26).

Today was the big day for the Stardom joshi promotion. They ran an important show in Sumo Hall dedicated to the retirement of Yuzuki Aikawa. Miss Bouncy Bouncy received a lot of support from DDT during her pro wrestling career so it was fitting to see some of the wrestlers having a match on the undercard. The 8-Person Tag Team match had a crossover of talent from Stardom, DDT and Wrestling New Classic as Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi teamed with Stardom’s Mayu Iwatani and the new WNC Women’s Champion Lin Bairon to face Michael Nakazawa, Hikaru Sato, Eri Susa and the former WNC Women’s Champion Makoto. Nakazawa and Sato were in hentai mode with Nakazawa dressed as a nurse while Sato wore a women’s bathing suit. Ibushi and Makoto got to reignite their small rivalry when they paired off in the ring. Nakazawa was his usual creepy sense and attempted to apply the Ultimate Venom Arm on Iwatani. Makoto did not want her team to win that way and tried to stop him but got caught in the crossfire. Iwatani capitalised on the backfire and pinned Nakazawa with a Dragon Suplex in an impressive feat. Now, if someone from DDT is reading this could they please go console Sanshiro Takagi?


Meanwhile a few other DDT wrestlers appeared at the the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo to attend the Nico Douga Conference. Antonio Honda put on his red and yellow tights and brought Hulkamania to life again with a Hulk Hogan Gymnastics performance. He was cheered on by Danshoku Dino, Tsurumi Amon, Daisuke Sasaki, Hiroshi Fukuda and Chikage Kiba. The video of the original performance is one of the more popular sport videos on the website. The video can be seen here: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1333972847


February 28, 2013


Shin-Kiba 1st RING
266 Fans – Super No Vacancy

KO-D Openweight Title – Last Man Standing Falls Count Anywhere Match: Kenny Omega (c) defeated Michael Nakazawa with the One-Winged Angel (35:59).
*V3 for Kenny Omega.

Michael Nakazawa was in serious mode when he took on Kenny Omega for the KO-D Championship at today’s special one match show in Shin-Kiba 1st RING. Stakes were raised when Kenny added a Falls Count Anywhere rule to the Last Man Standing stipulation. Kenny wanted to make sure his friend was going to take this match seriously. He asked Michael if he wanted to wear his nurse’s outfit with the leather whip included. Michael refused. Kenny then offered Michael a bottle of lotion but that was also rejected. Kenny then took a swig of the bottle and sprayed Michael in the face with a mist of lotion. Michael attacked Kenny out of anger and the match began.

Throughout the 35 minute war, Kenny pinned Nakazawa with the Reverse Frankensteiner, the Croyt’s Wrath and a Doctor Bomb. Nakazawa was able to pin the champion after a Spear through the ropes, crashing into a table set up at ringside. He also got a pinfall after a few chairshots over the head, which Nakazawa apologised for as he struck Kenny over the head with them. However, the end finally came when Omega pinned Nakazawa with the One-Winged Angel followed by the complete 10 count from the referee. Shigehiro Irie came out to confront the champion he will face at Korakuen Hall on 20th March but the two settled their brief meeting with a handshake.

Kenny told the audience to all stand up and cheer for Michael. He was super happy to defend the title against his friend in an amazing match. Michael thanked Kenny and the fans, said today was painful but he did his best. They both hugged and Kenny left with his final words “This is really Michael Nakazawa. This is real DDT Pro Wrestling.”

Some announcements were made be Tsurumi Amon at the beginning of the show. Yuji Hino will face Tetsuya Endo at the 10th March show in Yokohama. The Monster Army will defend the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles against Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Gabaiji-chan on the 20th March show.

Teenage rookie sensation Konosuke Takeshita will be returning to high school in April to continue his senior year and will not be able to continue wrestling for the time being. He will appear on every DDT show in March for his last couple of matches for now. His two scheduled matches so far are against Masa Takanashi on 10/3 and Tatsumi Fujinami on 20/3.

A good friend of Kota Ibushi will make his pro wrestling debut on 20/3. Kizaemon Saiga is a pro kickboxer who has competed in K-1 and Krush. He became friends with Ibushi when they both modelled for a manga series called Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru back in 2009. Saiga’s will be tagging with Ibushi for his debut to take on Yasu Urano and FUMA.


February 24, 2013

Shin-Kiba 1st RING
359 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yuji Hino, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Tetsuya Endo when Sasaki pinned Endo with an Inside Cradle (11:35).
2. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Tournament – Semi Final: Makoto Oishi defeated KUDO with a Kneebar (13:23).
3. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Tournament – Semi Final: Shigehiro Irie defeated Yasu Urano with a Lariat (11:40).
4. NAKAZAWA 7 Match: MIKAMI, Danshoku Dino, Masa Takanashi, Takao Soma, DJ Nira & Hikaru Sato defeated Michael Nakazawa.
4a. MIKAMI defeated Michael Nakazawa with the Swanton Bom (1:32).
4b. Masa Takanashi defeated Michael Nakazawa after the Danshoku Driver from Danshoku Dino (2:24).
4c. Danshoku Dino defeated Michael Nakazawa with an Armlock (2:38).
4d. DJ Nira defeated Michael Nakazawa with a Low Altitude Huracanrana (4:27).
4e. Takao Soma defeated Michael Nakazawa with the Boma Ye (5:51).
4f. Hikaru Sato defeated Michael Nakazawa by Referee Stoppage with an Ankle Hold (10:45).
5. Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi when Ihashi pinned Takagi with an Inside Cradle (11:35).
6. Teach Me What I Am Missing: Tomoaki Honma defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Kokeshi (12:53).
7. DDT Extreme Title – Fan’s Choice: Kenny Omega (c) Vs Seiya Morohashi
7a. Bodybuilding Match: Kenny Omega defeated Seiya Morohashi by Audience Decision.
7b. One Count Match: Seiya Morohashi defeated Kenny Omega with a Cradle Cutback (5:41).
7c. ABC Match: Kenny Omega defeated Seiya Morohashi with the Croyt’s Wrath (10:45).
*V1 for Kenny Omega.
8. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Tournament – Final: Shigehiro Irie defeated Makoto Oishi with the Vertical Drop Back Flip (13:19).

As the winner of the MAGP Award tournament, Shigehiro Irie was given the grand prize of a KO-D Openweight Title shot on 20/3 and also 2000 yen. Irie correctly identified the cash prize in English this time. But he already knew how to say “two thousand,” so it’s hard to tell if his English is improving.

The DDT Extreme Title match was fought as a Best 2-out-of-3 match with each fall having a different stipulation chosen by a fan vote leading up to the show. The first round was a bodybuilding contest which Kenny won by audience vote. The second round was a match was a One Count match where you only have to pin your opponent for one second. Morohashi won by countering a Cradle from Omega. The final fall was an ABC Match where you can only win with a move beginning with the letter A, B or C. Omega won with the Croyt’s Wrath.

Michael Nakazawa approached Kenny after the match offering an apology for the sneak attack on him last week. This is despite the fact that Nakazawa did the same thing to Hikaru Sato after the NAKAZAWA 7 match earlier in the show. Kenny responded by kicking Nakazawa between the legs and yelled “Show me your guts! Show me your spirit!”

After defeating Keisuke IshiiTomoaki Honma said he will tell Ishii what he was missing. But disaster struck when and invisible blow dart shot into his neck and made him faint. Ishii had enough with the constant teasing and challenged Sanshiro Takagi to a match at Yokohama on 10th March.

Michael Nakazawa created the NAKAZAWA 7 match to help prepare for his upcoming KO-D Title shot in four days time. It was pretty much a 6-on-1 Handicap match where a wrestler exits the match after beating Nakazawa. It ended with Hikaru Sato placing Nakazawa in an Ankle Hold but Nakazawa refused to submit. He tried to withstand the pain for as long as he could but Tetsuya Endo threw in a t-shirt to forfeit the match for Nakazawa’s safety. Sato told Nakazawa he was rooting for him against Kenny Omega and Nakazawa’s response, as mentioned above, was to kick Sato in the groin. Nakazawa then yelled he will always be standing and will continue to stand. If I understood him correctly, Nakazawa could be facing Omega in a Last Man Standing match for the KO-D Title.

The Monster Army declared the ring as their battlefield after winning the opening match.

HARASHIMA appeared and apologised to the fans for pulling out of the show due to a mandible fracture.

Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi compared their rivalry to the likes of Stan Hansen & Bruiser Brody or Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta.

The second Tokyo Women’s Wrestling preview event will take place on 25th March.

Ken Ohka held a press conference inside the building to announce his brand new promotion Ganbare☆Wrestling. Out of the 15,000 yen Ohka stole from Tsurumi Amon found, he still has 10,005 yen to spend. He is planning to hold Ganbare’s first event in Nankai on 6th March.


February 19, 2013

Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. NAKAZAWA 7 Match: Michael Nakazawa Vs MIKAMI Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Masa Takanashi Vs Takao Soma Vs DJ Nira Vs Hikaru Sato
2. Yuji Hino, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Tetsuya Endo
3. Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi
4. Teach Me What I Am Missing: Keisuke Ishii Vs Tomoaki Honma
5. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Tournament – Semi Final: Makoto Oishi Vs KUDO
6. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Tournament – Semi Final: Yasu Urano Vs Shigehiro Irie
7. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Tournament – Final: Winner of Semi Final 1 Vs Winner of Semi Final 2
8. DDT Extreme Title – Fan’s Choice: Kenny Omega (c) Vs Seiya Morohashi

Something is brewing in regards to Michael Nakazawa. Four days before his KO-D Title shot against Kenny Omega, he has set up the NAKAZAWA 7 which at the moment looks like a 7-Way free for all. But knowing how sneaky Michael can be, it may become something very different.

KO-D Challenger Tournament, Kenny Vs Nakazawa

February 18, 2013

Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Teach Me What I Am Missing: Keisuke Ishii Vs Tomoaki Honma
2. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Tournament – Semi Final: Makoto Oishi Vs KUDO
3. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Tournament – Semi Final: Yasu Urano Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Tournament – Final: Winner of Semi Final 1 Vs Winner of Semi Final 2
5. DDT Extreme Title – Fan’s Choice: Kenny Omega (c) Vs Seiya Morohashi

The previous winners of the MAGP Award have been entered into a one night tournament to determine the next challenger for the KO-D Openweight Title. The winner will get the title match at Korakuen Hall on 20/3.

Keisuke Ishii continues to search for his missing element. The next wrestler who is said to have the answer he wants is the grouchy voiced badass Tomoaki Honma.

HARD HIT “YOUTH”, 24/02/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yasu Kubota Vs FUMA
2. Hidetaka Monma Vs Kotaro Nasu
3. ISAO Vs Kyosuke Sasaki
4. Super Shooter Kamen Rider Vs NOSAWA Rongai
5. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Asaki Honda
6. Masayuki Kono Vs Hayato Mashita
7. Hikaru Sato Vs Yuji Sakuragi

HARASHIMA will be out of action for at least a month. Masayuki Kono from All Japan takes his place at the Hard Hit show.

Shin-Kiba 1st RING

KO-D Openweight Title: Kenny Omega (c) Vs Michael Nakazawa

Kenny Omega Vs Michael Nakazawa is a match so important it has to get it’s own show! Even though Omega nominated Nakazawa to be his next challenger out of friendship, Michael wants to prove he is good enough to be champion. With the KO-D Title on stake, this match won’t be fun and games for either man.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2013”, 20/03/2013
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract Battle Royal:
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Kenny Omega (c) Vs Winner of 24/2 Tournament

One wonders what prizes and punishments will be in store for this year’s Royal Rumble Ladder match.


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