DDT Universe Coming Soon!

October 24, 2016



DDT is the latest wrestling company to set up a video on-demand service. DDT Universe will be available on computers, phones and tablets from January 2017. The service gives subscribers unlimited access to shows from DDT, DNA, BASARA, Tokyo Joshi Pro, Ganbare☆Wrestling and other spin-offs such as Street Wrestling matches. The intention is to have all the shows from Korakuen Hall and Sumo Hall throughout the year be aired live on the service. Monthly subscriptions cost 900 yen which at the time of writing is about €7.95/$8.65/£7.05 per month.

So far so good but there’s a few things we don’t know about yet. DDT has been around for almost 20 years so they have a lot of matches and shows in their archives. The website trailer did show clips of old DDT gimmicks like Super Uchu Power and HERO! as well as early footage of Sanshiro Takagi. Music is already dubbed over with in-house songs on the official DVDs so I assume that is also how the website will handle entrances. Region locking shouldn’t be a problem. The price is in line with the other services out there and when you combine all the brands together the DDT family there should be a lot of new videos added every month. And if wrestling isn’t enough there are plans to do reality style shows for some of the DDT roster. No mention of compatibility with devices such as Chromecast which would be a bit of a downer. Still given how little of the spin offs make tape it’s great to see this service get set up.

DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2016” Results

October 23, 2016


DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2016”, 23/10/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,563 Fans – No Vacancy
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Dark Match: Yuko Miyamoto (#24) & Mad Paulie (#25) defeated Mizuki Watase (#26) & Rekka (#27) when Paulie pinned Watase with the Paulie Buster (6:34).
1. Makoto Oishi (#17) & MAO (#21) defeated Kazuki Hirata (#14) & Toru Owashi (#21) when Oishi pinned Hirata with a School Boy (7:13).
2. DDT Special Great Single Match: Cherry (#20) defeated Saki Akai (#9) with the Cherryton Bomb (7:29).
3. Soma Takao (#8) & Akito (#11) defeated Keisuke Ishii (#13) & Yasu Urano (#19) when Takao pinned Urano with the Gin And Tonic (8:47).
4. KUDO (#8) & Yukio Sakaguchi (#15) defeated Antonio Honda (#12) & Kazusada Higuchi (#23) when KUDO pinned Honda with the Diving Double Knee Drop (10:30).
5. DDT Special Great Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita (#6) defeated Ken Ohka (#16) with the German Suplex (8:43).
6. DDT Special Great Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki (#3) defeated Masahiro Takanashi (#4) with the Vietnam Driver II (12:22).
7. DDT Special Great Single Match: HARASHIMA (#1) defeated Tetsuya Endo (#5) with the Somato (16:33).
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Shuji Ishikawa (c) defeated Danshoku Dino (#2) with the Giant Slam (21:27).
*V2 for Shuji Ishikawa.

Dramatic Dream Rock-Paper-Scissors 2016

1. Qualifying Round: Cherry defeated Yasu Urano with Rock.
2. Round 1: Cherry defeated Makoto Oishi with Rock.
3. Round 1: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Ken Ohka with Scissors.
4. Round 1: Keisuke Ishii defeated Kazuki Hirata with Paper.
5. Round 1: Shunma Katsumata defeated Antonio Honda with Scissors.
6. Round 1: Saki Akai defeated Akito with Scissors
7. Round 1: Soma Takao defeated KUDO with Scissors.
8. Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Tetsuya Endo with Paper.
9. Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Masahiro Takanashi with Scissors.
10. Round 2: Cherry defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with Scissors.
11. Round 2: Shunma Katsumata defeated Keisuke Ishii with Rock.
12. Round 2: Saki Akai defeated Soma Takao with Paper.
13. Round 2: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Konosuke Takeshita with Paper.
14. Semi Final: Shunma Katsumata defeated Cherry with Scissors.
15. Semi Final: Saki Akai defeated Daisuke Sasaki with Paper.
16. Final: Saki Akai defeated Shunma Katsumata with Paper.


As the runner-up of this year’s DDT Dramatic General Election, Danshoku Dino received a KO-D Openweight Title shot against Shuji Ishikawa. It’s a situation Dino has been in before, earning KO-D Title matches through popularity contests. However each time Dino came up short and today was no different. Dino targeted Ishikawa’s legs by applying Crab Holds and an STF. Ishikawa fired back with Knee Lifts and even added insult to injury by attempting a Danshoku Nightmare to Dino. The champion of course hit his Headbutts but Dino responded with a middle finger and a Headbutt of his own! Dino wore down Ishikawa with the Sliding Lip Lock, hit the Danshoku Driver and rolled him over with the Gay-do Clutch but Ishikawa kicked out! A Rainmaker Lip Lock was countered with an Elbow Strike. The Danshoku Driver was countered into the Fire Thunder. All seemed lost for Dino but he wouldn’t give up and continued to flip off Ishikawa. Sadly a Running Knee Strike and Rainmaker Headbutt took away the last of Dino’s energy and Ishikawa won with the Giant Driver. Ishikawa stood proud of himself for beating DDT’s icon. Dino gave him one more middle finger before collapsing. Ishikawa moved forward to shake Dino’s hand but Daisuke Sasaki kicked him away so he could rub the victory in Dino’s face. HARASHIMA then showed up to congratulate the champion. He said he will face Ishikawa for the title at Osaka Edion Arena #1 in December and he will beat him fair and square! Ishikawa said he will beat HARASHIMA because he is the strongest in pro wrestling. Sasaki interrupted him again to close out the show.


The annual Rock Paper Scissors tournament took place with a DDT Extreme Title shot on the line. Saki Akai was the last woman standing beating out Shunma Katsumata in the final. Akai will face Dino for the belt at the 23rd November Korakuen Hall show. Akai said after that night she will be walking down the runway with the championship belt wrapped around her!


HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo began with HARASHIMA Dropkicking his opponent out of the ring. However Endo took the opportunity to hide away from HARASHIMA and lure him outside. Endo snuck back into the ring behind HARASHIMA’s back and then dove onto him with a No Touch Topé. Endo stomped on HARASHIMA back in the ring, mockingly calling him “Ace” as he did so. The match went back and forth with Endo cutting off HARASHIMA through Dragon Screws. Endo got a nearfall with the Torture Rack Bomb then went for the Sky Twister Press. HARASHIMA rolled out of the way and countered with the Somato. He was too tired to go for the pin but a second Somato later was enough to put Endo away.


Due to their opportunistic personalities, both Daisuke Sasaki and Masahiro Takanashi were careful not to make any mistakes while wrestling each other. Sasaki forced Takanashi to sit on a chair at ringside so he could go for his Super Diving Elbow but Takanashi cut him off by throwing the chair at him as he climbed the turnbuckles. Sasaki later countered the Takatonic into the Cross Facelock but that itself was countered into a Cradle for a two count. Sasaki pushed Takanashi into the referee and used the distraction to hit the Vietnam Driver II for the three count.


Part of the card had to be reshuffled when Super Sasadango Machine was unable to wrestle due to poor physical condition. Ken Ohka now had to wrestle Konosuke Takeshita. Ohka brought out a barbed wire baseball bat and used it to choke Takeshita. However Ohka was given a taste of his own medicine when Takeshita gave him the Blue Thunder Bomb onto the bat! Ohka kicked out of that but he couldn’t kick out of the German Suplex afterwards. Takeshita thanked Ohka for the match because they both have the same goals. Ohka disagreed and thinks they are on different paths, Ohka only does things the Ganbare way!


With Takeshita moved over to fave Ohka, Antonio Honda now had to team with Kazusada Higuchi for his match against Shuten-dōji. Honda stopped the match so he could show off his new ballet skills. He went to see The Nutcracker the night before and has been practicing ever since. As he tried to dance he hit KUDO and Yukio Sakaguchi with Brain Chops. Shuten-dōji got their payback by kicking the hell out of him. They’re now looking forward to winning the KO-D Tag Team Titles in Nagano on 3rd November.


The rivalry between former teammates Soma Takao and Keisuke Ishii is heating up now that the AJPW Jr. Title is involved. Ishii recently became the No. 1 Contender for the championship and he will get his shot in All Japan on 27th November. Ishii thinks their title match is the culmination of their time spent in All Japan over the last three years. Soma got the better of him here with a Thrust Kick. Then he pinned Yasu Urano with the Gin And Tonic while Akito kept Ishii at bay.


I don’t know if you noticed but Saki Akai and Cherry don’t like each other. Cherry refused to shake Akai’s hand before their match and instead attacked her. After some stomping and hair pulling the match properly begun. Cherry won the match but Akai got a little bit of revenge by Dropkicking Cherry out of the ring afterwards.


Toru Owashi took time out of the opening bout to complain that T2Hide weren’t being invited to perform as idols at “DDT FES 2016”. While he complained, NωA took advantage and pinned Kazuki Hirata. When the match was over Makoto Oishi called Sanshiro Takagi into the ring. If NωA wasn’t going to be added to “DDT FES 2016” then he will quit the group! Takagi told him the group was originally set up so they could be a part of the festival. Oishi’s threat showed just how serious he took his role so Takagi agreed to add them to the festival! NωA then performed “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU”. They also have a second song in the works.


The last change to the card involved adding Rekka to the dark match. Rekka took Higuchi’s place in the match, teaming with Mizuki Watase against Yuko Miyamoto & Mad Paulie. Miyamoto patted Paulie like a pet when they won the match.


Shigehiro Irie made his first appearance in DDT since his excursion to America back in July. Irie spoke about how he gained experience in USA that he could not have gotten in Japan. He got to wrestle against people who are more his size like Colt Cabana, Chris Hero and Tommy Dreamer. While Irie’s first match back in Japan is set for 6th November at “DDT FES 2016” he won’t go back to regular competition in DDT until the 4th December Osaka show. Also he is looking forward more to seeing his favourite idol group perform at “DDT FES 2016” than he is wrestling. Irie then showed off the English he learned in America. “Nice to meet you. My name is SHIGEHIRO IRIE. From Japan. ……I Love You. I Miss You. I Need You.”

More details to come later but DDT will launch its own video on-demand service next year! DDT Universe will launch on January 2017 and for 900 yen a month subscribers will get access to watch DDT, DNA, BASARA, Tokyo Joshi Pro, Ganbare☆Wrestling and Street Wrestling shows. All Korakuen Hall shows and major events in big buildings will air live on the service. There will also be other content like reality shows featuring the DDT roster.

Yukio Sakaguchi & Masakatsu Funaki Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi was announced for “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2016” on 4th December.

A secret series of Spring wrestling shows were made public starting with an event in Best Western Rembrandt Hotel Tokyo Machida on 22nd January. The tour will be called the Best Western Lariat Series. Also the GuyZ brand will be brought back for a St. Valentine’s Day show in Shin-Kiba 1st RING.

DDT’s branch of restaurants and bars including the Drop Kick Bar, Ebisuko Tavern and SWANDIVE will now belong to a new parent company called DDT Foods. KUDO was chosen to be the new president of the company.


October 23, 2016


Kanagawa JR Yokodai Station
??? Fans

1. Miyu Yamashita defeated Maho Kurone with the Attitude Adjustment (4:58).
2. J:COM East Yokohama TV Cup: Syoko Nakajima defeated Marika Kobashi with the Northern Lights Suplex (7:50).
3. BASARA Offer Match: FUMA defeated Tomoya Kawamura with the Metal Fire From Hell (9:17).
4. BASARA Offer Match: Yusuke Kubo defeated SAGAT with an Inside Cradle (10:42).
5. Kanagawa Nissan Motor Cup: Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan defeated Rika Tatsumi & Hyper Misao when Yuu submitted Misao with the Katahajime (13:53).

Event sponsors gave prizes to the winners of each match. Such prizes included a dessert sets and boxes filled with either bananas or oranges and they were presented to the wrestlers by children.

Hyper Misao has noticed how often Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan team together. They’ve been wrestling together ever since they debuted back in January. Misao told them that they are linked by “love of the truth”. While Yuu got to grapple with Rika Tatsumi a bit, she had to settle with submitting Misao to win the match.

When one of the children presented FUMA with his prize, FUMA forced him to do the Heavy Metal hand gesture.

Maho Kurone’s bloody make-up scared the children at ringside. She even chased a few away during her entrance.


Kanagawa JR Yokodai Station
??? Fans

1. Nonoko defeated Azusa Takigawa with the Pai Fly Flow (4:46).
2. Mil Clown defeated Hyper Misao with the Mil Clutch α (6:30).
3. BASARA Offer Match: Yusuke Kubo defeated Gouma Ryu with a Statute Book Attack (4:55).
4. BASARA Offer Match: FUMA defeated SAGAT with the Heavy Metal Anthem (10:40).
5. San Mall Yokodai Cup: Syoko Nakajima & Akane Miura defeated Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi when Miura pinned Marika with the Lariat (11:21).

Tomoya Kawamura was injured in his earlier match with FUMA so Gouma Ryu had to take his place for the evening show. The audience groaned when he was announced as the replacement. Gouma asked Yusuke Kubo if he could lose the match on purpose so Ryu would win the box of oranges for his daughter. Kubo refused and decked Ryu with his own law book to win.

Mil Clown chased the child who gave her her prize around the ring.


October 22, 2016


DDT “DNA 26 ~ DNA GRAND PRIX 2016 FINAL ROUND”, 21/10/2016
Shinjuku FACE
199 Fans

1. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Royce Isaacs (6) defeated Yuki Ueno (0) with the Zenith (6:47).
2. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Daiki Shimomura (4) defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (0) with the Asai DDT (5:37).
3. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: MAO (6) defeated Rekka (2) with the Chile Driver (8:59).
4. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Mizuki Watase (4) defeated Guanchulo (6) with a Cradle Crush (10:18).
5. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Mike Bailey (8) defeated Ryota Nakatsu (8) with the Toryochagi (10:24).
6. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi (10) defeated Kouki Iwasaki (6) with the Doctor Bomb (9:27).
7. DDT Offer Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Soma Takao & Makoto Oishi when Takeshita pinned Oishi with the German Suplex (9:39).
8. DNA Grand Prix – Final: Mike Bailey defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop (12:48).

A Block Standings

1. Kazusada Higuchi (10)
2. Kouki Iwasaki (6)
-. Royce Isaacs (6)
-. MAO (6)
5. Rekka (2)
6. Yuki Ueno (0)

B Block Standings

1. Mike Bailey (8)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (8)
3. Guanchulo (6)
4. Daiki Shimomura (4)
-. Mizuki Watase (4)
6. Nobuhiro Shimatani (0)


“Speedball” Mike Bailey is the DNA Grand Prix winner! The final came down to him and Kazusada Higuchi with a one way flight to New York on the line. After five days straight of tough matches both of them still gave it all that they had to win. Bailey used his Middle Kicks, Tornado Kicks and Shooting Star Knee Drops to cut down his opponent. But Higuchi’s size and power kept him standing to deliver some big drop moves. However Higuchi took one kick too many and finally fell allowing Bailey to hit the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop. Finally the unbeaten big man was defeated! Bailey said he was proud to be a part of the first ever DNA-GP and the match he just had with Higuchi will forever be in his chest. When asked what his next goal is Bailey said he wants to win all the championships in DDT. He also wants revenge on DAMNATION! Bailey was given the prize plane ticket to New York but surprisingly he turned it down. He said he doesn’t need the ticket and it should go to someone who needs it more than him. He then pointed to Higuchi. Higuchi said he was frustrated to see a samurai like Bailey offer him mercy. However their match taught him that there is a big world out there and there is a lot he needs to learn before he can chase after the KO-D Openweight Title again. So he accepted the ticket.


There were five wrestlers who were still in the running going into the final day. In A Block Higuchi was undefeated and only had Kouki Iwasaki left standing in his way. But if Iwasaki could beat him then he would sneak into the final because of the Direct Confrontation tiebreaker rule. Over in B Block Ryota Nakatsu was in a similar situation with Mike Bailey. However Guanchulo was also bringing up the rear and certain results could have led to a 3 Way tie finish. In the end Higuchi beat Iwasaki to finish his A Block run on top and undefeated. Iwasaki locked in the Triangle Choke as hard as he could and held on after a few Power Bombs but Higuchi dramatically Spiral Bombed his way out of it. Iwasaki had a little fight left afterwards but the Doctor Bomb put him away.


Bailey’s road to the final led him to Ryota Nakatsu. The BASARA wrestler was a last minute entrant into the Grand Prix but he blew through the competition. However Bailey was the one to finally stop him after a kick heavy battle. Bailey escaped from an Ankle Lock and hit a Sliding Tornado Kick for the three count. Although they were now tied with 8 points each, this win meant Bailey went through to the final. Nakatsu was knocked silly by the kick and didn’t know he lost when he came to.


But what about Guanchulo? He had a slim chance of reaching the final but that went away after a loss to Mizuki Watase. Guanchulo’s Seijo Scratch was blocked by Watase who put all his weight down to get a pin of his own. While Watase is disappointed to not make the final he now wants to avenge his defeat to Nakatsu. When Nakatsu found out about this he invited Watase to challenge him either in BASARA or Tavern Wrestling. Maybe they can have a street fight, the crowd would like that.


Both MAO and Rekka are coming out of the tournament thinking how they can improve. MAO was able to beat Rekka with the Chile Driver, a finisher that is earning MAO more wins. He is now going back to being an idol for NωA. Rekka says with only one win out of five matches he really needs to work harder and harder.


The two generation rivals Daiki Shimomura and Nobuhiro Shimatani got to clash again. Shimomura finally got to hit the Asai DDT and continues to be unbeaten against Shimatani. Unfortunately this meant Shimatani ended the tournament with zero wins. He mentioned he hurt his neck on the second day and also at one point wrestled with numbness in his right hand. His bad record reduced him to tears in the post-match interview.


Throughout the Grand Prix, Royve Isaacs made his entrance wearing a mink scarf around his neck. The scarf somehow bit his and Yukinori Matsui’s fingers when he took it off. Yuki Ueno may have lost the match and finished with zero points but the rookie is looking at the bright side. He obtained so much experience in five days, moreso than other newcomers could ever get. Isaacs said he hopes to come back to DNA and even make it to DDT.

Tokyo Joshi In Yokohama Festival, Road To Daiichi, DDT Taiwan Card

October 21, 2016

Kanagawa JR Yokodai Station

1. BASARA Offer Match: Yusuke Kubo Vs SAGAT
2. BASARA Offer Match: FUMA VS Tomoya Kawamura
3. Syoko Nakajima Vs Marika Kobashi
4. Miyu Yamashita Vs Maho Kurone
5. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Rika Tatsumi & Hyper Misao

Kanagawa JR Yokodai Station

1. BASARA Offer Match: Yusuke Kubo Vs Tomoya Kawamura
2. BASARA Offer Match: FUMA Vs SAGAT
3. Hyper Misao Vs Mil Clown
4. Nonoko Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Syoko Nakajima & Akane Miura

Back in June Tokyo Joshi Pro held two shows outside the JR Yokodai Station in Kanagawa. The shows went so well they are doing it again this time as part of the Yokohama Music & Super Universal Festival.

DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2016”, 23/10/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Dark Match: Kazusada Higuchi (#23) & Mizuki Watase (#26) Vs Yuko Miyamoto (#24) & Mad Polly (#25)
1. Soma Takao (#8) & Akito (#11) Vs Keisuke Ishii (#13) & Yasu Urano (#19)
2. Kazuki Hirata (#14) & Toru Owashi (#21) Vs Makoto Oishi (#17) & MAO (#21)
3. Konosuke Takeshita (#6) & Antonio Honda (#12) Vs KUDO (#8) & Yukio Sakaguchi (#15)
4. DDT Special Great Single Match: Ken Ohka (#16) Vs Super Sasadango Machine (#18)
5. DDT Special Great Single Match: Saki Akai (#9) Vs Cherry (#20)
6. DDT Special Great Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki (#3) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#4)
7. DDT Special Great Single Match: HARASHIMA (#1) Vs Tetsuya Endo (#5)
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs Danshoku Dino (#2)

The annual Rock Paper Scissors tournament will take place at the end of the show. This year the winner will get a DDT Extreme Title shot on the 23rd November Korakuen Hall show.

Tokyo Komazawa Olympic Park

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Miyu Yamashita & Rika Tatsumi Vs Syoko Nakajima & Maho Kurone
2. NωA Vs DDT Ramen & Ebisuko Allies: Makoto Oishi & MAO Vs Akito & Gota Ihashi

NωA will debut their brand new song at this event.

Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Syoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao Vs Mil Clown
2. Nonoko Vs Azusa Takigawa
3. Muscle Idol Vs Back Bancho First Confrontation!: Reika Saiki Vs Akane Miura
4. Marika Kobashi High School Exam Send-Off Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Marika Kobashi
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Don’t know what Syoko Nakajima will make of Mil Clown. She is best friends with Clown’s twin sister Yuka Sakazaki but that’s an entirely different person.

Osaka Higashinari Kumin Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Polly Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
2. Road To DAIICHI Special Two Major Single Match: Akito Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Road To DAIICHI Special Two Major Single Match: Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Road To DAIICHI Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Guanchulo

Has Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Yoshihiro Takayama happened before in some form?

DDT “SHINSU CHASHU MINA NO SHU 2016”, 03/11/2016
Nagano Saku Innovation Center

1. After The Large Giant Festival 2016 in SAKU: Shuji Ishikawa Vs Hoshitango
2. Mizuki Watase’s Second Time In Nagano Arc!: Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi
3. Saku Specialty! Chikuma River Summer Time Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Toru Owashi, HARASHIMA & Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Shiro Koshinaka
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi

Super Sasadango Machine is also on the show. Good for him.


1. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yasu Urano & Senkuma
2. Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Soma Takao & Akito
3. Mask de Nitori Debut: Mask de Nitori & Rekka Vs Masahiro Takanashi & JOKER
4. Showtimes Offer Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Lady Beard (w/ Yoshihiko)
5. N-Sleep Use Sleep Prevention Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs Super Sasadango Machine
6. Yui Offer Match: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai (w/ Takuya)
7. DDT Taiwan’s First Foray Anniversary Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

JOKER and Senkuma are both from New Taiwan Wrestling.

DDT “DNA 25 ~ DNA GRAND PRIX 2016” Results

October 20, 2016


DDT “DNA 25 ~ DNA GRAND PRIX 2016”, 20/10/2016
Shinjuku FACE
136 Fans

1. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Kouki Iwasaki (6) defeated Yuki Ueno (0) with a Crab Hold (8:47).
2. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Mike Bailey (6) defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (0) with the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop (5:39).
3. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Guanchulo (6) defeated Daiki Shimomura (2) with the Death Valley Driver (8:29).
4. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Royce Isaacs (4) defeated MAO (4) with the Zenith (9:54).
5. DDT Offer Match: Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Ishii pinned Takanashi with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (11:09).
6. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi (8) defeated Rekka (2) with the Doctor Bomb (11:39).
7. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu (8) defeated Mizuki Watase (2) with the V Slider (16:09).

A Block Standings

1. Kazusada Higuchi (8)
2. Kouki Iwasaki (6)
3. Royce Isaacs (4)
-. MAO (4)
5. Rekka (2)
6. Yuki Ueno (0)

B Block Standings

1. Ryota Nakatsu (8)
2. Guanchulo (6)
-. Mike Bailey (6)
4. Mizuki Watase (2)
-. Daiki Shimomura (2)
6. Nobuhiro Shimatani (0)

The penultimate day of the DNA Grand Prix sees Kazusada Higuchi and Ryota Nakatsu leading their blocks. In A Block Higuchi only has Kouki Iwasaki to worry about when they meet on the final day. If Iwasaki beats Higuchi then they will both finish tied in 1st place. The Direct Confrontation rule is in effect for tiebreakers so in this case Iwasaki will qualify for the final if he beats Higuchi. Over in B Block Guanchulo and Mike Bailey are chasing after Nakatsu. Bailey and Nakatsu face each other on the last day while Guanchulo takes on Mizuki Watase. Nakatsu only needs a draw to reach the final. Bailey will go through if he wins and Guanchulo doesn’t. There will be a 3 Way tie if both Bailey and Guanchulo win and I don’t know how that will be broken up.

Nakatsu continued his unbeaten streak with a win over Watase in the main event. Watase wouldn’t give up to Nakatsu’s submissions so he had to be put away with a German Suplex and the V Slider. Nakatsu said Bailey will die tomorrow. He then promoted BASARA to the audience.

Higuchi saw past Rekka to go into the final day with only Iwasaki to worry about. However he seems more interested in the result of Nakatsu Vs Bailey. Whatever happens, Higuchi see himself winning the Grand Prix undefeated.

MAO’s chances of catching up to Higuchi were finally put out by Royce Isaacs. The turning point in their match came when Isaacs avoided the Cannonball 450. MAO recovered with a John Woo Dropkick but his momentum was then cut with a Lariat. The Zenith ended the match in Isaacs favour. Isaacs describes MAO as tough but handsome. He was surprised with MAO’s judo technique. It makes him more powerful than he looks. With the Grand Prix final out of his reach, Isaacs wants to finish his tournament run by showing the full force of American style. He hopes he will come back to DNA someday.

Why was Guanchulo able to beat Daiki Shimomura? Because he is Chilean! Guanchulo warned Watase that he will murderize him tomorrow.

Mike Bailey recovered from yesterday’s loss to Guanchulo by beating Nobuhiro Shimatani, who still hasn’t won a point yet. When Bailey hasn’t been wrestling he was instead intently watching Nakatsu’s matches. He thinks Nakatsu’s footwork is amazing but Bailey isn’t afraid because his punches are also strong like his kicks.

You can’t be a pro wrestling rookie in Japan without tapping out to the Crab Hold. It took four matches to happen but Yuki Ueno finally got to experience that right of passage. Iwasaki made it his mission during this tournament to beat Higuchi. Now it will be his destiny.

DDT “DNA 24 ~ DNA GRAND PRIX 2016” Results

October 19, 2016


DDT “DNA 24 ~ DNA GRAND PRIX 2016”, 19/10/2016
Shinjuku FACE
129 Fans

1. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Rekka (2) defeated Yuki Ueno (0) with a Modified Facebuster (7:37).
2. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu (6) defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (0) with a Extreme Foot Camel Clutch (2:59).
3. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Daiki Shimomura (2) defeated Mizuki Watase (2) with the Kasadora (5:45).
4. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Kouki Iwasaki (4) defeated Royce Isaacs (2) with a Triangle Choke (6:54).
5. DDT Offer Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda defeated Akito & Yasu Urano when Honda submitted Urano with the Octopus Hold (11:17).
6. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi (6) defeated MAO (4) with the Modified Canadian Backbreaker (13:05).
7. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Guanchulo (4) defeated Mike Bailey (4) with the Seijo Scratch (15:07).

A Block Standings

1. Kazusada Higuchi (6)
2. Kouki Iwasaki (4)
-. MAO (4)
4. Royce Isaacs (2)
-. Rekka (2)
6. Yuki Ueno (0)

B Block Standings

1. Ryota Nakatsu (6)
2. Guanchulo (4)
-. Mike Bailey (4)
4. Mizuki Watase (2)
-. Daiki Shimomura (2)
6. Nobuhiro Shimatani (0)

The first two upsets in the DNA Grand Prix happened on Day 3 of the tournament. Guanchulo survived Mike Bailey’s kick heavy offence including a running Penalty Kick along one of the bar counters outside of the ring. Late in the match Guanchulo blocked the Shooting Star Press with his knees. That stunned Bailey long enough to be pinned and suffer his first loss in his block. Bailey kicked a chair away in frustration as he walked back to the locker room. He blamed the referee for giving a slow count outside the ring, allowing Guanchulo the chance to come back before the 20 count. Guanchulo said his body is still in tatters after his match with Ryota Nakatsu on Day 1. He also said he fought for the name that is written on his wrist tape. That name is Shunma Katsumata.

Kazusada Higuchi currently looks unstoppable in A Block. His third win in a row came over MAO who was also undefeated until today. Higuchi jumped MAO during his entrance and tried to beat him with a countout but MAO entered the ring in time. Higuchi countered MAO’s Screw Kick with a Lariat and then bent him backwards in half with the Canadian Backbreaker to win. MAO thought Higuchi’s pre-match attack was strange. Higuchi meanwhile is already thinking of the prize trip to New York. Maybe he’ll go visit Madison Square Garden

Kouki Iwasaki was caught carrying a foreign object in his tights before his match with Royce Isaacs began. But that was part of his plan because when Yukinori Matsui took the object and turned to remove it from the ring Iwasaki charged an unsuspecting Isaacs. Iwasaki soon locked in the Triangle Choke. Isaacs used his strength to Power Bomb a few times but Iwasaki refused to let go of the hold until Isaacs tapped out. Iwasaki said DNA is his ring and he’s not going to lose to a guy who came from somewhere else.

The other upset was Daiki Shimomura beating Mizuki Watase. He countered Watase’s Back Drop into a Kasadora roll up to score his first win in B Block. Shimomura felt he barely won the match but a win is a win.

Ryota Nakatsu made quick work of Nobuhiro Shimatani to increase his lead in B Block. It’s becoming apparent that there is bad blood forming between Nakatsu and the DNA wrestlers. Shimatani threw his DNA shirt at Nakatsu when the match begun but Nakatsu survived the opening flurry and applied an Ankle Lock. Nakatsu continued to target Shimatani’s leg and then put him in his version of the Camel Clutch to win just shy of three minutes.

The show began with Rekka entering the ring in a new red mask. He took it off for his match with Yuki Ueno. Rekka attacked Ueno with Chops until a high Dropkick fended him off. Rekka hit a Dropkick of his own to block Ueno’s Missile Dropkick. He lifted Ueno up for a Back Drop then dropped him down for a sit out Facebuster for the three count. That was Rekka’s first win in A Block but he’s still not happy with his weak performance so far.

Suguru Miyatake and Dai Suzuki had a warm up session in the ring again before they show. During the session they accidentally confessed to gambling 60,000 yen on horse racing the day before.