Nakama AID, Brookes Presents DDT English Show, Summer Vacation 2020

June 29, 2020

DDT “SEE YOU AT DDT 2020”, 03/07/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi & Yukio Naya Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
4. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT!: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Kabukichio Specialty Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Maku Donaruto
7. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – Final Match: Meiko Satomura Vs Saki Akai

It’s the match Coronavirus did not want to happen! Chris Brookes Vs Maku Donaruto has been booked twice already but both times were cancelled when COVID-19 prevented the shows from happening. Third time’s the charm.

It is confirmed that Jun Akiyama will belong to DDT from 1st July until the end of this year. Now he can fully focus on the feud between his own Akiyama-gun against ALL OUT.

DDT “NAKAMA AID”, 05/07/2020
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1. Kazusada Higuchi, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase

DDT is providing an offer match for Nakama AID, a collaboration within Japan’s entertainment industry to hold live performances again.

DDT “CHRIS BROOKES PRODUCE SHOW – SHINKIBA NO FANS EXTRAVAGANZA #1”, 06/07/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. SUPER HARDCORE HARDCORE MATCH: Drew Parker Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Chris Brookes Vs Miyu Yamashita

DDT and Chris Brookes are working together to present DDT’s first ever show entirely produced in English! The empty arena show will consist of two matches and a talk show. Brookes and Miyu Yamashita finally clash one on one while the Welsh Big Japan wrestler Drew Parker makes his DDT debut against Shunma Katsumata with Shunma in his Super Hardcore form.

DDT “SUMMER ITABASHI SERIES”, 12/07/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. The Evil Yankee Wrestler Seigo Tachibana’s Road To The Top: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Seigo Tachibana

It is HARASHIMA’s opinion that Seigo Tachibana needs to learn his manners. Danshoku Dieno’s solution is to get Yukio Sakaguchi to teach Tachibana those manners in the ring.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2020”, 23/07/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura
2. Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Seigo Tachibana
3. Chris Brookes & Drew Parker Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT All Out Battle!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Antonio Honda & Riho
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Yuki Ueno

Yuki Ueno gets a second crack at winning the KO-D Openweight Title from Tetsuya Endo. His first try was a failed Right To Challenge cash in on DDT TV SHOW two weeks ago. Since then Ueno pinned Endo in a KO-D Tag Team Titles defence to shoot him right back into championship contention.

Eruption said they would accept any challengers for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. That includes if the challenge comes from somebody they beat on a regular basis. However Antonio Honda has some strong allies this time. Riho returns to DDT for the first time since “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019” and HARASHIMA tags along for a new task to overcome.


King Of DDT 2020

June 29, 2020

This year’s edition of the King Of DDT is going to be a bit of a sprint. 28 wrestlers will enter the single elimination tournament and the first three rounds will take place in three back-to-back days at Kanda Myojin Hall. The final rounds take place in Korakuen Hall. This time the reigning KO-D Openweight Champion (currently Tetsuya Endo, could switch to Yuki Ueno) will be entering the tournament! The prize is 1,000,000 yen from the sponsor BLACK OUT energy drink.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 1ST ROUND”, 08/08/2020
Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall

1. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1A: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yuki Ueno
2. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1B: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda
3. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1C: Kazuki Hirata Vs T-Hawk
4. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1D: Chris Brookes Vs Makoto Oishi
5. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1E: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
6. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1F: Yuki Iino Vs Shinya Aoki
7. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1G: Seigo Tachibana Vs Makoto Oishi
8. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1H: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito
9. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1I: Shunma Katsumata & Yukio Sakaguchi
10. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1J: Minoru Tanaka Vs Soma Takao
11. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1K: Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA
12. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1L: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mizuki Watase
13. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1M: El Lindaman Vs Yukio Naya
14. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1N: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Naomi Yoshimura

The tournament newcomers this year are Shinya Aoki, El Lindaman, Chris Brookes, Seigo Tachibana, Minoru Tanaka, T-Hawk and Yukio Naya.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 2ND ROUND”, 09/08/2020
Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall

1. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2A: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
2. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2B: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
3. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2C: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F
4. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2D: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H
5. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2E: Winner Of Match 1I Vs Winner Of Match 1J
6. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2F: Winner Of Match 1K Vs Winner Of Match 1L
7. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2G: Winner Of Match 1M Vs Winner Of Match 1N
8. Loser Revival Battle Royal “Dramatic Chance”: X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X

All of the losers from the 1st Round will be thrown into the Dramatic Chance Battle Royal to re-enter the tournament.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 3RD ROUND”, 10/08/2020
Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall

1. King Of DDT 2020 – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2A Vs Winner Of Match 2B
2. King Of DDT 2020 – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2C Vs Winner Of Match 2D
3. King Of DDT 2020 – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2E Vs Loser Revival Battle Royal “Dramatic Chance”
4. King Of DDT 2020 – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2F Vs Winner Of Match 2G

The winner of the Dramatic Chance Battle Royal will take the empty spot in Round 2.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 FINAL!!”, 23/08/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2020 – Semi-Final: X Vs X
2. King Of DDT 2020 – Semi-Final: X Vs X
3. King Of DDT 2020 – Final: X Vs X

The brackets end at the semi-finals. The semi-final matches will be paired off by a lottery before the show.


Video – DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8” Digest Highlights

June 29, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8”, 27/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE
155 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura
2. Danshoku Dieno & Akito Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. The Evil Wrestler Seigo Tachibana’s Road To The Top: HARASHIMA Vs Seigo Tachibana
4. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Yamato & Yukio Naya
5. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Chris Brookes


DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 2” Results

June 28, 2020

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 2”, 28/06/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market
125 Fans

0. Exhibition Match: Shunma Katsumata defeated Toi Kojima with a Texas Cloverleaf (4:57).
1. Soma Takao defeated Hideki Okatani with the Running Elbow Butt (8:59).
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Higuchi submitted Hirata with the Modified Canadian Backbreaker (11:54).
3. Mystery Lumberjack Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Naya defeated Akito & Keigo Nakamura when Takagi pinned Nakamura with the Stone Cold Stunner (8:03).
4. 4 Way Match: Yuki Iino defeated Danshoku Dieno, Chris Brookes and Antonio Honda when Iino pinned Honda with the Haka Elbow (11:58).
5. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT!: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase when Katsumata pinned Watase with a Modified Figure 4 Jackknife Pin (13:45).
6. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when HARASHIMA pinned Shimatani with the Somato (16:08).

A right ankle injury suffered during yesterday’s show removed Tetsuya Endo from today’s event. Nobuhiro Shimatani took his place and tried to do the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb in tribute but HARASHIMA countered it into a Sleeper Hold. HARASHIMA gave his support to Yuki Ueno to go win the KO-D Openweight Title.

Now Jun Akiyama’s presence in DDT is grabbing the attention of Shunma Katsumata. He kept trying to provoke Akiyama in the latest ALL OUT Vs Akiyama-gun match. With some help from Konosuke Takeshita, Katsumata won the match by getting the pin on Mizuki Watase. Akiyama and Katsumata had another face off afterwards.

The 4 Way Match was worked more like a tag bout with Danshoku Dieno and Yuki Iino pairing up against Antonio Honda and Chris Brookes.

The Mystery Lumberjack match only had one Lumberjack. The World Mystery Wrestler Association only sent Demonio Uno because of limitations caused by the Coronavirus. Uno was out of control, attacking the wrestlers, dragging Keiko Nakamura backstage and knocking out the referee. Akito called for help and “Scatman” played over the speakers. Nakamura returned wearing a mask and being announced as Scatman K! He unmasked Uno and sent him fleeing. Sanshiro Takagi wore Uno’s mask then gave Nakamura the Stunner for the win. An announcement afterwards said the battle between DDT and the Mystery Wrestler Army will continue with three more enemies coming to invade soon. Good luck Scatman K!

Kazuki Hirata’s entrance gear went missing and he accused Yukio Sakaguchi of stealing it all. He was right, Sakaguchi entered the ring carrying Hirata’s entrance gown and GO! glasses. Hirata got even more annoyed because Sakaguchi wouldn’t even wear the stuff he stole! Sakaguchi ignored Hirata, found his wallet and went off to spend his money at the gacha machines. Hirata chased after him. The way they returned, Sakaguchi drove a forklift into the venue with Hirata stuck in a basket that Sakaguchi won from the machine.

A new trainee had an exhibition match today. Toi Kojima is 20 years old from Saitama and his sports background is in soccer. He went five minutes in the ring with Katsumata, losing to a Texas Cloverleaf.


DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8” Results

June 27, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8”, 27/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE
155 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura when Takao pinned Nakamura with the Diving Foot Stomp (6:15).
2. Danshoku Dieno & Akito defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Dieno pinned Hirata with the Danshoku Driver (9:28).
3. The Evil Villainous Wrestler Seigo Tachibana’s Road To The Top: HARASHIMA defeated Seigo Tachibana with the Somato (8:09).
4. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Yamato & Yukio Naya when Sakaguchi pinned Naya with the God’s Right Knee (7:21).
5. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT!: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani when Iino pinned Okatani with the Spear (11:53).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) defeated Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Ueno pinned Endo with the WR (18:46).
*V5 for Nautilus.
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Chris Brookes defeated Daisuke Sasaki (c) with the Bacchus (24:04).
*Daisuke Sasaki fails in V4. Chris Brookes becomes the 3rd DDT UNIVERSAL Champion!

Even though Masahiro Takanashi was not in the main event, he was there in spirit to direct how Daisuke Sasaki versus Chris Brookes went. Sasaki purposely set up situations to get rid of referees. One was pushing Brookes into Yukinori Matsui and another was using Daisuke Kiso to shield himself from a Cutter. With no officials around, Sasaki took hit Brookes across the head with a crutch (was it Takanashi’s?) and used the Sasatonic in a mean callback to Takanashi’s finisher. Matsui recovered and counted the pin but Brookes kicked out. Brookes got a measure of revenge by putting Sasaki through a table at ringside with the Praying Mantis Bomb. Sasaki countered another Praying Mantis Bomb by using Soma Takao’s Gin And Tonic for a nearfall. Being tall allowed Brookes to block La Mistica Crossface Lock and use Takanashi’s Bacchus cradle to win the match and regain the DDT UNIVERSAL Title!

A defeated Sasaki tried to convince Brookes that he changed his tune after the match. He wanted to hand the belt over to him but it was a trick to set up a Low Blow. Brookes saw it coming though and he closed his legs together to clamp Sasaki’s arm in place. Brookes then hit Sasaki with the belt and gave him the Praying Mantis Bomb to end their feud. Hisaya Imabayashi then told Brookes who his first challenger will be. It’s Maku Donaruto! Brookes and Donaruto were supposed to have a match months ago but twice COVID-19 cancelled the shows they were on. Donaruto came out and Brookes immediately fled the ring. He refused to accept the challenge but Imabayashi ignored him. The title match will happen on 3rd July. While Donaruto “celebrated” with Imabayashi, Brookes got a microphone near the entrance and spoke to the crowd. When he lost the title, that was when the world started to get messed up. But now he has the belt back hopefully that means the world can start to improve.

What a time to be Yuki Ueno. In the month he’s been back in the ring he has become a constant thorn in Tetsuya Endo’s side. Today’s KO-D Tag Team Titles match was a way for Endo to push Ueno aside for good but instead Ueno beat him clean! Not even a boosted underdog performance from Nobuhiro Shimatani could stop this from happening. Endo set Ueno up for a Canadian Destroyer when Naomi Yoshimura broke it with a Lariat. Nautilus hit the Osaka Strad but Ueno kicked out of the pin. Ueno then did the Frog Splash but rather than go for a pin, he instead did the WR and that is what ended the match with the champions retaining. After the match Ueno brought up his failed Right To Challenge cash in. Endo beat him back then and that was how DAMNATION got the Tag Titles shot. Now the opposite is happening. Ueno beat Endo so that means he should get a KO-D Openweight Title match! Endo was given a microphone but he refused to answer. Imabayashi agreed to book the title match at Korakuen Hall on 23rd July. Endo accepted and told Ueno he will embarrass him.

Jun Akiyama now belongs to DDT for the rest of the year. To mark this change in his career, his old entrance song “SHADOW EXPLOSION” was used instead of “STERNNESS”. For now his focus is leading Akiyama-gun to battle against ALL OUT. He started the match facing Konosuke Takeshita although Hideki Okatani also wanted to be in that position. The match broke down with Makoto Oishi giving Takeshita a Swirling Complete Shot, Shunma Katsumata stunning Oishi with a Thrust Kick and then Oishi firing back with a Running Forearm. Okatani and Yuki Iino were tagged in and Iino hit two Spears for the win. In the post-match interview, Iino regrets not hurting Akiyama more than he did in the match. Over on the other team, Akiyama admits whatever the hell DDT is, that’s what Takeshita represents. It’s up to Takeshita to figure out what he wants his DDT to be. When he does figure it out, that is when he will become a great wrestler. That’s what Kota Ibushi did to become a major star. Akiyama thinks Takeshita has the same potential but he has to find himself first. Akiyama is in the same boat now he is a DDT wrestler. What the fuck is he doing here? He’s working on finding that out.

The ragtag trio of Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Yamato & Yukio Naya had a special attack ready for Eruption. They formed the Giant Gongitusune with Honda sitting atop of Naya’s shoulders and Yamato leading the charge across the ring. Yukio Sakaguchi dodged it so the Giant Gongitsune crashed into the corner. Kazusada Higuchi carried Honda away on his shoulders, Saki Akai dove onto Naya with a Cross Body and Sakaguchi pinned him with the God’s Right Knee. Honda challenged Eruption to a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match anyway. His first partner came out. It’s Riho! She said she was supposed to come out when Honda won the match but that never happened. Riho then introduced the other partner, the man who helped make her what she is today. It’s HARASHIMA! Akai said Eruption would take on anyone’s challenge and they are staying true to their word. Higuchi & Sakaguchi both nodded to that. The match will happen on 23rd July.

Seigo Tachibana is now added to the rare list of wrestlers who brought out HARASHIMA’s angry side. His evil antics irritated HARASHIMA to the point where Matsui had to hold him back at certain points. HARASHIMA won with the Somato but called Danshoku Dieno out to answer why he wants Tachibana in DDT. He’s not saying Tachibana is a bad wrestler but he has no manners. Tachibana’s defence is he grew up this way so he can’t help it. Dieno came up with a solution. Tachibana needs to learn how to behave and if there is anyone that can teach him that it’s Yukio Sakaguchi! Tachibana Vs Sakaguchi will happen in Itabashi on 12th July.

A harsh lesson was learned by Kazuki Hirata recently. He is not as strong as he thought he was. So for today’s match he wanted to study Toru Owashi, Dieno and Akito so he could improve. He got excited by learning new things during the match but it got in the way of you know, actually trying to win. When Akito put Owashi in a Figure 4 Leg Lock, Hirata cared more about filming the move on his phone than rescuing his tag partner. He was most impressed by the knockout power of Dieno’s Lip Lock. Dieno gave him the move then beat him with the Danshoku Driver.

Keigo Nakamura’s eagerness may have cost his team a victory. He and Mizuki Watase were holding their own against Soma Takao & Mad Paulie. It got to a point where Watase felt there was a chance to beat Takao there and then. That was when Nakamura convinced him to tag out so he could do his stuff instead. Takao took control, did a Dropkick & Flapjack combo with Paulie and later pinned Nakamura with the Diving Foot Stomp.

The DDT TV SHOW finale began with a press conference confirming Jun Akiyama’s temporary transfer to DDT from All Japan. Akiyama was joined by Sanshiro Takagi and AJPW President Tsuyoki Fukuda. Akiyama’s DDT tenure officially begins on 1st July.

KING OF DDT 2020 was announced after intermission. The tournament will take place in August.


Akiyama Transferring To DDT, Customer Lottery Show

June 26, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8”, 27/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura
2. Danshoku Dieno & Akito Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. The Evil Wrestler Seigo Tachibana’s Road To The Top: HARASHIMA Vs Seigo Tachibana
4. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Yamato & Yukio Naya
5. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Chris Brookes

It was reported in Tokyo Sports this morning that Jun Akiyama is preparing to transfer from All Japan to DDT for the rest of 2020. Sanshiro Takagi is so impressed with Akiyama’s role as a guest coach so far that he wants him to stick around. The jump is said to only be a “rental” but it is possible Akiyama could stay in DDT permanently if all parties agree to it at the end of the deal. Hours after the article came out, DDT announced that a press conference between them and All Japan will take place at tomorrow’s episode of DDT TV SHOW with Akiyama in attendance. This most certainly confirms a deal has been made. Akiyama said in the article that he feels his time wrestling for All Japan is coming to an end and he has no reason to turn down this offer of a new experience.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 2”, 28/06/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Soma Takao Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Naya Vs Akito & Keigo Nakamura
4. 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Chris Brookes Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yuki Iino
5. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT!: Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata
6. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

Maybe Akiyama-gun will get an official unit name.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 3”, 19/07/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Eruption Vs DAMNATION!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Saki Akai & Gota Ihashi
3. Customer Lottery Tag Match: A & B Vs C & D
4. Customer Lottery 3 Way Match: E Vs F Vs G
5. Customer Lottery Single Match: H Vs I
6. Customer Lottery 6-Man Tag Team Match: J, K & L Vs M, N & O
7. Customer Lottery Tag Match: P & Q Vs R & S

Most of the matches will be determined by a lottery picked by different fans before the show begins. The wrestlers involved in the series are Sanshiro Takagi, HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Konosuke Takeshita, Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase, Hideki Okatani, Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Yukio Naya and Keigo Nakamura.


TV SHOW Finale, Akiyama-gun, Saki Vs Meiko, Aino Aims For The Top

June 23, 2020

First things first, I hope Joey Ryan never appears in a DDT ring or any other for that matter ever again. I regret ever supporting him after reading all of the allegations from the last few days.

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8”, 27/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura
2. Danshoku Dieno & Akito Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Yamato & Yukio Naya
4. The Evil Wrestler Seigo Tachibana’s Road To The Top: HARASHIMA Vs Seigo Tachibana
5. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Chris Brookes
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani

This looks to be the finale of DDT TV SHOW now that a more regular schedule is coming back. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani have been getting the better of Nautilus whether it is by Endo winning matches against them or Shimatani attacking Yuki Ueno. Both Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura agree that the worst thing that could happen to them is if they lose the KO-D Tag Team Titles to Shimatani. Endo is understandable, but Shimatani? No way!

The fighting between Daisuke Sasaki and Chris Brookes is getting more wild but their DDT UNIVERSAL Title match is under regular rules. After the last couple of defences were held in stipulation matches, maybe having a calm head is the way to win this one. Or maybe smashing a signboard over the other guy’s head is the better idea. I don’t know, I’m not the wrestler here.

Jun Akiyama has gathered some disciples under his wing for a feud with ALL OUT. It seems that Konosuke Takeshita has figured something out though. Akiyama is teaching the Royal Road style to the DDT roster but it’s not exactly his own personal style, is it? That is what Takeshita wants to experience when they fight. Akiyama-gun was just going to be the coach, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase but the youngster Hideki Okatani found himself a spot after he stepped up for himself against Takeshita.

If Seigo Tachibana wants to be in DDT so bad he can fight one of the best around in HARASHIMA.

MAO is currently recovering from an MCL injury in his left knee. There is no timetable for his return but he is speaking with his doctor over how to treat it.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 2”, 28/06/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Soma Takao Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Naya Vs Akito & Keigo Nakamura
4. 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Chris Brookes Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yuki Iino
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT!: Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

Watase enters the Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT feud here.

DDT “SEE YOU AT DDT 2020”, 03/07/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – Final Match: Meiko Satomura Vs Saki Akai

The finale of Saki Akai’s Okibariyasu trial is a main event match against Meiko Satomura! In fact this is the first time a DDT show has ever had an all women main event. Akai’s record in the trial so far is 3-3 so she gets the toughest challenge possible to end with a winning record.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 04/07/2020
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Princess Of Princess Title Challenger Match: Yuki Aino Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku

The progress Yuki Aino has made over the last few months has been something to behold. Back in February she picked up the win in the Main Event Prospect tag match then she reached the final of the Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament. Since then she has been close to the top of the card in the few Tokyo Joshi Pro shows that went ahead over the COVID-19 shutdown. So it’s fair for her to challenge for the Princess Of Princess Title. However, Yuki Kamifuku thinks she should get the next shot instead so we’re getting a No. 1 Contender match.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “CRAZY DIAMOND 2020”, 12/07/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Washi Sakurai Trial Single Match: Washi Sakurai Vs Chikara
2. Special Single Match: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Asuka
3. Ganjo-gun Vs Pocchajo-gun Total Battle: Ken Ohka, Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Yumehito Imanari, Miss Mongol & Yuna Manase
4. Ganpro Vs RENEGADES: Shota & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
5. Special Tag Match Full Of Indie Jr. Champions: Keisuke Ishii & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shiori Asahi & Hagane Shinno

A lot of reunions and past faces appearing for next month’s Ganbare☆Wrestling show. A bunch of Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champions get together, RENEGADES are showing up for a fight and the two joshi sub-brands Ganbare☆Joshi & Pocchari Joshi are set to clash.

That opening match is… sheesh!

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2020”, 23/07/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai (c) Vs X, X & X

The newly crowned KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions hold their first defence at Korakuen Hall next month. For now Eruption has to wait until a trio of challengers are chosen for them.


Video – “DDT TV SHOW! #7” Digest Highlights

June 22, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #7”, 20/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE
127 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Admission Battle Royal: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Shinya Aoki Vs Antonio Honda Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
3. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
4. Yuki Ueno Vs Mad Paulie
5. Jun Akiyama Vs Makoto Oishi
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai


DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 1” Results

June 21, 2020

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 1”, 21/06/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market
114 Fans – No Vacancy

1. I Will Win Today!: Mad Paulie defeated Hideki Okatani with a Running Body Press (6:18).
2. I Will Win Today!: Yukio Naya defeated Gota Ihashi with the Back Drop (7:00).
3. I Will Win Today!: Makoto Oishi defeated Mizuki Watase with a Modified Knee Lock (7:29).
4. KING’S TREASURE BOX 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi defeated Danshoku Dieno and Antonio Honda when Owashi pinned Honda with La Magistral Cradle (13:27).
5. Eruption Vs ALL OUT!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Akito & Yuki Iino when Sakaguchi pinned Iino with the God’s Right Knee (11:17).
6. Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata and Sanshiro Takagi & Keigo Nakamura when Hirata pinned Nakamura after a High Angle Last Ride from Takeshita (15:20).
7. Good Town Tsurumi Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao defeated Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Chris Brookes when Endo pinned Ueno with the Shooting Star Press (18:25).

The DAMNATION signboard is in pieces but the unit itself is as strong as ever. After the main event, Tetsuya Endo told the fans that today is the last time they will see Nautilus carrying the KO-D Tag Team Titles. A beaten Yuki Ueno said to Naomi Yoshimura that they cannot lose the belts to a team with Nobuhiro Shimatani in it. When they left, Daisuke Sasaki said his heart is as broken as the signboard. Endo promised they will make a new sign after Sasaki beats Chris Brookes.

The 3 Way Tag was changed into a Falls Count Anywhere match after all teams agreed to practice social distancing from the fans. Sanshiro Takagi & Keigo Nakamura even wore protective face shields. HARASHIMA entered the match alone because Kazuki Hirata had to do his dance away from the crowds. It would have taken Hirata five minutes to reach the ring so Konosuke Takeshita jumped the gun and started the match. He gave Nakamura a Last Ride then climbed the turnbuckles with Shunma Katsumata for a big double team move. However Hirata snuck into the ring and pinned Nakamura before ALL OUT could do it. They ended up doing the Iconoclasm double team move to Hirata while he celebrated.

The KING’S TREASURE BOX 3 Way Match allowed any 1,000 yen gacha toys in the area to be used as weapons. Potential weapons included a Nintendo Switch, a drone and tickets to a theme park. But in reality the wrestlers got bracelets, pens, a USB cord and earphones. Antonio Honda attached the plug of the earphones into Danshoku Dieno’s rear end then made Toru Owashi listen to them. Owashi ended up winning the match but Dieno got some money back by selling the weapons to fans afterward.

Makoto Oishi and Mizuki Watase both shook hands after their match. They are part of Akiyama-gun so they get along.

MAO suffered a knee injury yesterday so he was pulled from the show. Yukio Naya took his place in Match #2.

The next time DDT comes to Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market will be on 19th July. Five of the seven matches on the show will be determined by a fan lottery.


DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #7” Results

June 20, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #7”, 20/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE
127 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Hideki Okatani defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Double Arm Suplex (6:59).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Admission Battle Royal: Antonio Honda defeated Danshoku Dieno (c), Shinya Aoki, Shunma Katsumata, MAO, Mizuki Watase and Yukio Naya (8:01).
2a. Shinya Aoki eliminated Yukio Naya with a Triangle Choke (6:54).
2b. Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Mizuki Watase eliminated Aoki by Pinfall (6:59).
2c. MAO & Shunma Katsumata eliminated Danshoku Dieno (c) & Mizuki Watase by Ring Out (7:47).
2d. MAO and Shunma Katsumata eliminated each other by Double Ring Out (8:01).
*Antonio Honda becomes the 1,482nd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno defeated Antonio Honda (c) with a School Boy (7:32 pm).
*Danshoku Dieno becomes the 1,483rd champion.
3. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata when Iino pinned Hirata with the Spear (10:57).
4. Yuki Ueno defeated Mad Paulie by Disqualification when Nobuhiro Shimatani interfered (9:05).
5. Jun Akiyama defeated Makoto Oishi with the Exploder Suplex (10:20).
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes when Sasaki submitted Brookes with La Mistica Cross Facelock (10:36).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) when Higuchi pinned Lindaman with the Goten (18:16).
*#DAMNHEARTS fail in V3. Eruption becomes the 41st KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

Not feeling so big now are you, El Lindaman? He played his tricks to get the upper hand on Saki Akai like tagging in T-Hawk then ambushing Akai when her attention was turned. #DAMNHEARTS ran into a wall when Kazusada Higuchi tagged in. Lindaman tried to tackle him to the mat but failed over and over even with Tetsuya Endo encouraging him. The champions returned to targeting Akai but she broke free by reversing a Brainbuster on T-Hawk. Higuchi and Endo both tagged in for a fresh restart in the ring. The match heated up from there. Eruption took control and isolated Lindaman from his team. Akai tried to use the Quetzalcoatl on Lindaman but he had a counter for it which gave enough space for his partners to run in. But Eruption were there to cut them off. Lindaman placed Akai in position for the Tiger Suplex but she was able to stretch out her leg and tag in Higuchi. He ran in and threw Lariats at all of #DAMNHEARTS. He then got rid of Endo & T-Hawk with a Double Choke Slam. Lindaman was left on his own to take the God’s Right Knee from Yukio Sakaguchi, the Quetzalcoatl from Akai and finally the Goten from Higuchi. In their first attempt, Eruption have become the new KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

Eruption celebrated their title win when Hisaya Imabayashi informed them about their first defence. It will be at Korakuen Hall on 23rd July against a team to be determined. He also told Akai who her final opponent in the Okibariyasu series will be. It’s Meiko Satomura! Akai Vs Satomura will be the main event on 3rd July. Sakaguchi joked that it may turn out to be Sakura Hirota dressed as Satomura. He and Higuchi were strong today but it was Akai’s hard work that pushed them over the line. Akai said the match was painful but she does not feel hurt. She is now a champion and she will beat Satomura no matter what!

The first time combination of HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes had a tough time against DAMNATION. From the beginning Brookes was jumped by Daisuke Sasaki. To make things worse, Sasaki & Soma Takao did their own fancy tag moves to Brookes. He almost had Sasaki beaten with a Tombstone Piledriver but Takao blocked the ref from counting to three. Sasaki brought in the DDT UNIVERSAL Title belt but it was a feint to distract the ref while he kicked Brookes low and hit him with the DAMNATION signboard. Brookes had no choice but to tap to the Cross Facelock. After the match Sasaki bragged about how he’ll win when he and Brookes fight for the UNIVERSAL Title on the 27th. Brookes grabbed the signboard and broke it over Sasaki’s head for a little bit of revenge.

Makoto Oishi got his wish to experience the Royal Road with Jun Akiyama. Something to be noted is that Mizuki Watase was in Akiyama’s corner. Oishi’s big chance to win was when he trapped Akiyama in the Knee Lock. Akiyama reached the ropes then went for the Running Knee Strikes when he got back to his feet. Oishi kicked out and surprised his opponent with a Modified Calf Killer. Akiyama again reached the ropes and hit another Jumping Knee Strike for a nearfall. The Exploder Suplex ended the match.

After the match Akiyama and Oishi were going to shake hands when ALL OUT entered the ring. Konosuke Takeshita told Akiyama that the Royal Road style is fine but he would rather learn Akiyama’s personal style of pro wrestling instead. Akiyama isn’t getting the full DDT experience by wrestling Oishi. He can get it from wrestling Takeshita too. Akiyama accepted the challenge and told ALL OUT he even has his own team of Watase and Oishi with him. Suddenly Hideki Okatani shouted for attention. He wants to be on the team too. Akiyama refused, saying his team can do it with only three wrestlers. Okatani told Akiyama that he has the momentum that can help the team beat ALL OUT. Takeshita warned the rookie not to buy into his hype just because he won his first match today (more on that below). However he wants Okatani to be on Akiyama’s team. It’s not just a fight between Takeshita and Akiyama now. It’s also a fight between Takeshita and Okatani!

Yuki Ueno was moments away from beating Mad Paulie clean when Nobuhiro Shimatani caused the match to be thrown out. Ueno was climbing the turnbuckles when Shimatani threw a chair at him and then hit the referee in his excitement. Shimatani also gave Ueno the Fisherman Buster for extra measure. Shimatani got on the microphone and complained to Imabayashi about not being booked despite having a KO-D Tag Team Titles shot to prepare for. He’s supposed to be a DDT regular again, God damn it! Shimatani blamed Ueno for this and said the attack was a warning for the 27th June title match.

Today was Kazuki Hirata’s first appearance on DDT TV SHOW. He warned ALL OUT that they were facing the strongest combination of DISASTER BOX. The bond of this trio deepened after last week’s loss and that increased Hirata’s skill to a high level. Yuki Iino pushed Hirata away and Takeshita scared him off the ring apron, causing Toru Owashi to walk away and Naomi Yoshimura to start the match instead. Hirata got back in and trapped Takeshita & Akito in Paradise Locks. He then put Owashi & Yoshimura in Paradise Locks. The Hirata GO! glasses were worn and Hirata danced until Iino ran the ropes and Speared him into oblivion.

There was a slight change in the rules for the Rumble match. The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title would only be given to the winner of the match. So even though the champion Danshoku Dieno was eliminated midway through by MAO and Shunma Katsumata, it did not count as a title change. What did count was when MAO and Katsumata eliminated themselves by diving onto everyone outside the ring, leaving Antonio Honda as the winner and new champion by default. Dieno then snuck into the ring and pinned Honda to win back the title.

Okatani’s first win came by beating Keigo Nakamura in the opener. Even though both are rookies the result is still an upset because Nakamura is Okatani’s senior. Okatani hit a Running Neckbreaker and a Northern Lights Suplex for a nearfall, then used a Double Arm Suplex for the win.

It was announced that the annual Beer Garden series will be held this year under a reduced schedule. The “Beer Garden-Like” shows will be held from 30th July to 1st August.