Speedball And Endo Cut Google Translate Promos, Differ Cup Teams Speak (Without Google Translate)

November 16, 2017

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
3. King’s Game The Animation Infomercial Match – 1 Vs 5 Handicap Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata, Koji Yoshida, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Saki Akai
4. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shiro Koshinaka, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title – No DQ Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

A press conference was held in DDT HQ to announce the stipulations for the DDT Extreme Title match. Soma Takao showed up but the champion Daisuke Sasaki was absent. Hisaya Imabayashi called Sasaki on the phone to find out where he was. Sasaki admitted he was at his home sleeping and the phonecall just woke him up. He told Imabayashi that any match stipulation is fine, quickly picked a No DQ Match and then hung up. Takao was so angry at Sasaki’s behaviour that he grabbed a chair and threw it at the phone on the table.

There were no interpreters available to translate for Mike Bailey so he used Google Translate on his phone to speak to Tetsuya Endo. Bailey said Endo is a strong wrestler, he is very smart but also very angry. Bailey thinks if he can stay calm then he can beat Endo. He calls Endo one of the best high flyers in DDT. Bailey wants to prove he is the best high flyer. He said all of this into his phone but the Japanese translation was difficult for Endo and Imabayashi to understand. Bailey’s idea took them by so much surprise that they both struggled to keep in their laughter. Endo took out his own phone and spoke into it, translating his message to Bailey in English. He said Bailey is a good wrestler but also one pattern (I think he means one dimensional). Endo thinks it will be an easy match for him.

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada Vs Kenou & Hajime Ohara
5. Differ Cup Memorial Special Single Match: Taiji Ishimori Vs Mike Bailey
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

The four teams all appeared at a press conference held in the SKY PerfecTV Media Center to give their thoughts on the Differ Cup. Konosuke Takeshita & Kota Umeda are the youngest team in the tournament. Takeshita wants to show everyone that DDT is the strongest group. Ueno is thankful to get such a big opportunity going into his second year as a pro wrestler. Jun Kasai said he chose the newly debuted Tomoya Hirata as his partner to give him some experience. Kasai has faith that Hirata is competent enough to rely on even though he just had his first match a few days ago. Hirata hopes to beat Takeshita. On the NOAH team, Hitoshi Kumano said he already has a lot of good memories wrestling in Differ Ariake. He wants to win this tournament as an act of gratitude to the venue. Katsuhiko Nakajima wants himself and Kumano to wrestle together with pride. Tatsuhito Takaiwa mentioned he was a runner up in the first Differ Cup. He wonders what the tournament will be like now that heavyweights are allowed to enter. Sean Guinness says his team with Takaiwa is called Team Highball because they both drink Highballs together after training.

Mike Bailey found out that Taiji Ishimori recently won the X Division Title in Canada. Bailey wants a title shot if he can beat Ishimori at the Differ Cup. Imabayashi will check with NOAH to see if that can be done.

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King’s Game Handicap Match, More Ganbare News, Dai Suzuki Retirement

November 14, 2017

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
3. King’s Game The Animation Infomercial Match – 1 Vs 5 Handicap Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata, Koji Yoshida, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Saki Akai
4. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shiro Koshinaka, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

Sanshiro Takagi accidentally spoiled the reveal of his team’s mystery captain for the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles match. It is Shiro Koshinaka.

Danshoku Dino’s latest attention grabbing idea is to put himself into a Handicap match against 5 other wrestlers and have it sponsored by King’s Game The Animation. King’s Game is a horror anime based on a popular visual novel. Several voice actors from the show will also be involved in the match somehow.

DDT “BIG HOUSE ARROW HOMETOWN 2017”, 25/11/2017
Toyama Takaoka Coeur

1. Akito Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
3. Tale Of Toyama – Ken Ohka’s Triumphant Return! Takaoka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Ken Ohka Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

DDT is back in Ken Ohka’s hometown so he will be teaming with Smile Squash to face DAMNATION.

BASARA “VAJRA 53 ~LIFE LOVE LIFE~”, 26/11/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano Vs Kazuhiro Tamura, Daisuke Kanehira & Fuminori Abe
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Defendant X
4. Trans-Am ★ Family Vs IRON PRIEST: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
5. Special Single Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Minoru Tanaka
6. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Minoru Tanaka returns to BASARA this time as himself instead of his Trans-Am alter ego.

DDT “I WANT TO SPREAD THE WINGS AND FLY 2017”, 26/11/2017
Yamagata Big Wing

1. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
2. Gorgeous Matsuno Debut In Yamagata 15th Anniversary Special Single Match: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Masahiro Takanashi
3. The Yaro Full Of YaroZ Full Conflict!: Toru Owashi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda

The celebration of Gorgeous Matsuno’s 15 year long wrestling career continues.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I LOVE YOU MUSCAT 2017”, 26/11/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Ganjo’s Symbol Vs Shabby Thick Makeup!: HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu
2. Ganpuro “Kotori” Farewell Rumble!: “Kotori” Vs X
3. Ganbare The Tryout Season 2: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter Vs Ganbare The Akihabara & Ganbare The Power
4. Ken Ohka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Toryumon 7th Graders Vs Sayama Sayama~: Ken Ohka & “brother” YASSHI Vs Shota & Yumehito Imanari
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Shinichiro Tominaga

Daisuke Sasaki wants to defend his title against TAKA Michinoku but DDT’s schedule is currently preventing that from happening. Until that gets sorted, Sasaki has to put his belt on the line against Shinichiro Tominaga instead. Tominaga wants to prove that his low tier status will not hold him back from beating Sasaki and becoming a champion.

The Ganbare masked man tryouts are moving on to a second audition after the first failed horribly. Yukihiro Abe is getting a second chance as Ganbare The Akihabara. Joining him is Ganbare The Power, presumably Chikara.

DNA “DNA 39”, 13/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. DNA Vs IGF!: Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Okuda
2. Diego DNA Last Match!: Diego Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Dai Suzuki Retirement Match ~Farewell Inexperienced Person~: Dai Suzuki Vs Ken Ohka

In sad DNA news Dai Suzuki has announced he will retire from pro wrestling on 13th December. Away from wrestling, Suzuki has been working in an after school day service for children. While he enjoyed wrestling, Suzuki feels a stronger desire to work for social services and decided to put his focus on that as his career. Suzuki wants his retirement match to be against Ken Ohka because he is an inspiration to him. There was a time before Suzuki debuted in DNA where he got injured and by coincidence met Ohka in the same hospital. Ohka gave him the following advice: “I do not know how hard I can go, but I will still work hard.” Those words stuck with Suzuki and has motivated him ever since.


DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2017” Results

November 12, 2017

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2017”, 12/11/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall
286 – No Vacancy

1. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Irie pinned Hirata with an Electric Chair (7:33).
2. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Takanashi pinned Oishi with the Hangover!! (7:08).
3. Memory Of Wonderful Wrestler Vs Gongitsune!: Keisuke Ishii defeated Antonio Honda with a Frankensteiner (8:31).
4. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Danshoku Dino & Nobuhiro Shimatani by TKO when Sakaguchi used the Sleeper Hold With Mustard On Shimatani (8:38).
5. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki when Takeshita pinned Iwasaki with the Surprise Rose (12:06).
6. The Best One Is Shiroishi City! No, It Is Osaki City! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Mike Bailey & MAO when Endo pinned MAO with the Shooting Star Press (16:44).

In the Battle of Miyagi Tetsuya Endo and MAO fought representing their respective hometowns, Shiroishi City for Endo and Osaki City for MAO. The match sponsor presented a 30kg bag of rice to MAO & Mike Bailey before the match began as a gift of encouragement. Unfortunately for them, Endo got the better of MAO and pinned him with the Shooting Star Press. Endo called out to Bailey after the match and told him the DDT ring is not his to love. He asked if his Japanese has gotten any better. If not then Bailey should study more because the other Canadian Endo knows can speak it fluently. Daisuke Sasaki cooled down the situation by suggesting Endo and MAO get along and unite for the good of the Miyagi prefecture. It was a trap and the DAMNATION wrestlers attacked MAO & Bailey. Sasaki then said he doesn’t know anything about Miyagi but Shiroishi is the best! Endo told MAO to return to the Osaki countryside.

ALL OUT and HARASHIMA came close to trading blows again after their latest match together. The two sides held up their respective championships belts during their face off after the match ended.

Danshoku Dino was shocked to discover that one of the fans he kissed during his entrance was a woman! When he recovered from the shock he changed subject to Nobuhiro Shimatani. He found out that somebody covered Shimatani’s mouth guard in mustard before the match. Dino decided to become “Sherlock Homo” so he can solve the mystery. Shimatani accused Yukio Sakaguchi for being behind the prank. Dino declared if their team could beat Shuten-dōji then that proves Sakaguchi is guilty. But if Shuten-dōji wins then Shimatani would have to apologise to him. Sakaguchi got his hands on the mustard tube and shoved it into Shimatani’s face during a Sleeper Hold. Yukinori Matsui thought the situation was so dangerous to Shimatani’s well being that he stopped the match and declared Shuten-dōji the winners. Sakaguchi was still in a sour move after the match but he washed the bad taste out of his mouth with sake.


DDT “KEISUKE ISHII BOX OFFICE PINK KNEEL KICK 2017 ~GOOD DAY’S TRAVEL~” Results

November 12, 2017

DDT “KEISUKE ISHII BOX OFFICE PINK KNEEL KICK 2017 ~GOOD DAY’S TRAVEL~”, 11/11/2017
Tokorozawa Citizen Gymnasium Sub-Arena
489 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Monbetsu Cannon Vs Shimatani’s Small Rifle: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Nodowa Otoshi (9:19).
2. Fresh Ariyama Greengrocer Cup Rumble: Mad Paulie defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Paulie Buster (14:38).
Order Of Elimination: Tetsuya Endo, Toru Owashi, Antonio Honda, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito and Kazuki Hirata.
3. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Danshoku Dino, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki when MAO pinned Matsunaga with the Cannonball 450 (8:21).
4. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase when KUDO pinned Watase with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:51).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Diego with La Mistica Cross Facelock (15:07.
*V3 for Daisuke Sasaki.
6. Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano when Ishii pinned Urano with the Kneel Kick (24:59).

Keisuke Ishii celebrated a successful box office in his family’s hometown of Tokorozawa. In the main event Ishii teamed with Shigehiro Irie fresh off of Irie’s latest excursion to America. They were victorious over Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano after the Beast Bomber followed by the Kneel Kick kept Urano down for the count. Ishii was happy with how the match turned out and he thanked the other three for getting involved. Ishii also asked Irie to team with him again because they make for a strong pairing. Irie told Ishii that they will be opponents on 23rd November for the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles match at Korakuen Hall. Irie will have to fight him because he wants to be a champion.

Diego failed to win the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title from Daisuke Sasaki. The two butted heads after the match and said some words in the heat of the moment after the match. Diego can’t remember what was said because he took so much damage during the match. In his post-match interview, Sasaki recalled the first time he met Diego. He was wrestling in Bolivia and came across this strange person who was able to speak to him in Japanese. He kept telling him he really wanted to go to Japan and wrestle there. Their paths would cross again a few times until Diego, then known as Guanchulo, finally made his way to Japan to wrestle for DDT. Sasaki’s next title defence is against Shinichiro Tominaga in Ganbare☆Wrestling. However, Sasaki wants to defend the belt against TAKA Michinoku somewhere else instead.

Today was KUDO’s first match back after the concussion from last month. It was also Kota Umeda’s first DDT match since September 2016. Shuten-dōji held a toast for the successful returns of them both. KUDO said that at last all four “sake drinks” are in stock again. Now it is time to go get some championships!

NωA invited Keisuke Ishii’s father to become the newest member of their group. He thanked them for the offer but turned them down because he wants to stay in Tokorozawa with his family.

Everybody entering the Fresh Ariyama Greengrocer Cup Rumble came equipped with a different vegetable provided by the match sponsor. Each wrestler had to take a bite out of their vegetable when they entered the ring and tell the audience how delicious it tastes. Tetsuya Endo didn’t do it so Mad Paulie had to stuff an onion into his mouth to prevent him from being disqualified. Paulie’s prize for winning the match was a bunch of matsutake mushrooms. Endo had to stop him from immediately eating all of it.

Makoto Oishi, Sanshiro Takagi and Toru Owashi met in the ring at the start of the show to promote the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles match on 23rd November. Takagi brought up the mystery captain of the YaroZ team and accidentally let slip that it is Shiro Koshinaka. He and Owashi quickly fled the ring when he realised what he did.


DNA “DNA 38” Results

November 9, 2017

DNA “DNA 38”, 09/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
226 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Makoto Oishi defeated Rekka with a European Clutch (7:50).
2. Kouki Iwasaki & Daiki Shimomura defeated Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda when Iwasaki pinned Ueno with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (9:14).
3. Keisuke Okuda defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Manjigatame (6:48).
4. Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Shunma Katsumata & Diego when Miyamoto pinned Katsumata with the Moonsault (12:27).
5. Mizuki Watase defeated Akira Jo with the Back Drop (13:12).
6. Kota Umeda Return Match: Kota Umeda & MAO defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo when MAO pinned Yoshimura with the Cannonball 450 (15:44).

The return of Kota Umeda was just what DNA needed to fight back against Naomi Yoshimura and his attempted takeover with Kengo. Umeda got rid of Kengo and hit Yoshimura with a High Kick. From there MAO hit the Screw High Kick and then the Cannonball 450 to get the win. However their celebration was cut off by Keisuke Okuda and Akira Jo. The IGF fighters attacked the DNA wrestlers then shook hands with Yoshimura and Kengo. Yoshimura said he and Kengo have decided to join forces with Okuda and Jo. Okuda corrected him by saying this had been the plan from the beginning. They posed over the DNA wrestlers and left the ring. Umeda called them weak because they rely on surprise attacks. Also he, MAO and Mizuki Watase won their matches against them today so the DNA wrestlers are getting stronger.

Mizuki Watase survived a chair attack at ringside to beat Akira Jo, scoring the biggest singles win of his career so far. With a surge of momentum on his side, Watase challenged Okuda to a singles match.

Diego told everyone he will be leaving DDT and DNA in December because he is returning to his home in Chile. He has been in DNA for two years and is happy to make so many friends here. Shunma Katsumata challenged Diego to be his final DNA opponent. Diego agreed and will face his amigo on 13th December.

Nobuhiro Shimatani fought stubbornly against Okuda but a High Kick and the Octopus Hold put an end to his effort.


ALL OUT Vs Smile Squash, Other November Cards

November 8, 2017

DNA “DNA 38”, 09/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Rekka Vs Makoto Oishi
2. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Daiki Shimomura
3. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda
4. Mizuki Watase Vs Akira Jo
5. Shunma Katsumata & Diego Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
6. Kota Umeda Return Match: Kota Umeda & MAO Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo

Yuki Iino has been out of action for the last month because of an old elbow injury from his days playing rugby. After a medical examination it was discovered Iino fractured a ligament in his elbow and also has damage on the right side of his ulnar nerve. He will continue to miss shows for the time being. The earliest prediction of his return is in three months time but that is likely to change.

DDT “KEISUKE ISHII BOX OFFICE PINK KNEEL KICK 2017 ~GOOD DAY’S TRAVEL~”, 11/11/2017
Tokorozawa Citizen Gymnasium Sub-Arena

1. Monbetsu Cannon Vs Shimatani’s Small Rifle: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Danshoku Dino, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Fresh Ariyama Greengrocer Cup Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Mad Paulie Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Diego
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Diego recently won his first proper championship in DDT. He has his sights on one more title before he heads home to Chile in December. Diego is hoping to beat Daisuke Sasaki again, this time to win the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title.

There is a 28cm height difference between Kazusada Higuchi and Nobuhiro Shimatani. That’s the selling point of their match.

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2017”, 12/11/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Memory Of Wonderful Wrestler Vs Gongitsune!: Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
5. The Best One Is Shiroishi City! No, It Is Osaki City! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki

ALL OUT Vs Smile Squash sets up the rest of the month for DDT.

DDT “HEISEI DAIMYO DRAMATIC-KUN 2017”, 18/11/2017
Shizuoka Create Hamamatsu

1. Hungry Black Trout Vs Tentative Fierce Fighter: Akito Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Naomi Yoshimura
3. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao, Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey
6. Hanamatsu Specialty! If You Do Not Sing, Wait Until Crying Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki

Naomi Yoshimura gets another shot in DDT after his hand injury kept him away.

BASARA “VAJRA 52 ~OSAKA WINTER CLUB FLOWER~”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Yuki Aoki
2. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & HUB Vs Yasu Urano, Shinya Ishida & Fuminori Abe
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Daichi Kazato vs Tsubasa & Billy Ken Kid
4. Hardcore Match: SAGAT Vs Naoki Tanizaki
5. Isami Kodaka & Masamune Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu

One week before their Union MAX Title match, Isami Kodaka and Ryuichi Sekine square off in one more tag match.

DDT “DRAMATIC FLOWER FAIR 2017”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall

1. Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Toru Owashi, Keisuke Ishii, Kazuki Hirata & MAO
3. Ref. DNA Naniwa War ~Osaka City Vs Yaoshi City~: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno
4. YuniωA Handicap Match Trials!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Yuni Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
5. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. DAMNATION Vs Team OsaCanada: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano

The ALL OUT Vs Smile Squash rivalry involves two title matches this month. First up is ALL OUT’s first defence of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Smile Squash is bringing back Yasu Urano in a bid to take the straps.

DDT “CARP IN THE KOI! 2017”, 20/11/2017
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multi-Purpose Hall

1. MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dino Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 6-Man Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie, Antonio Honda & Rey Paloma Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Ishii
3. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Akito & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Honorable 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey

Way back in June, former MMA fighter turned pro wrestler Takeshi Okada announced he would be appearing on this DDT show in Hiroshima. Now we finally know what his match is. He’s teaming with Kenshin Chikano to face Akito & Kouki Iwasaki.

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
3. Something By Danshoku P: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Saki Akai Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Koji Yoshida
4. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs YaroZ-gun Leader X, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

Last week in Shin-Kiba, Konosuke Takeshita & Akito stepped up to challenge HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Akito fought Marufuji once before and is counting down the days to this match so he can wrestle him again. He even promised to tweet Marufuji the day before the show to remind him.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES SHINJUKU”, 23/11/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Maho Kurone Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Marika Kobashi
3. Hyper Misao Return Match: Hyper Misao Vs Rika Tatsumi
4. Saki-sama Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Next Challenger & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

The No. 1 Contendership for the TOKYO Princess Title will be between Miyu Yamashita and Yuu. If Yuu is still the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion then that belt will be on the line too. Their only previous singles match took place in September 2016 when Yuu beat Yamashita to win the Princess Title. Yamashita has promised to attack, attack, attack and attack to avenge her loss.

The Miracle Apricots are not taking their first challengers lightly. Yuka Sakazaki lost to the Super Milk Combination in a non-title tag match last week. She sees them as a giant gate to climb over. Syoko Nakajima also knows that the challengers’ team name is not a gag, it’s a description of their strength. Nonoko & Yuna Manase want to use their big chests to overpower the champion team’s speed and technical abilities.

Hyper Misao is back in action after an ACL and meniscus surgery took her out of action for over 10 months. Her debut match took place in Shinjuku FACE so her return match in the same venue feels like a re-debut. Rika Tatsumi is her chosen opponent. They went to see the movie “IT” together recently and Tatsumi had to restrain herself from figuring out what Misao’s match strategy will be.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I LOVE YOU MUSCAT 2017”, 26/11/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Ganjo’s Symbol Vs Shabby Thick Makeup!: HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu
2. Ganpuro “Kotori” Farewell Rumble!: “Kotori” Vs X
3. Ken Ohka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Toryumon 7th Graders Vs Sayama Sayama~: Ken Ohka & “brother” YASSHI Vs Shota & Yumehito Imanari
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION!: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Daisuke Sasaki

No word yet on if the main event will be for the Indy World Jr. Title. I expect so if Sasaki beats Diego. Shinichiro Tominaga deserves it after his Amateurs Vs Professionals comparison at the last show.

It’s a Toryumon reunion of sorts for Ken Ohka’s 16th Anniversary.

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada Vs Kenou & Hajime Ohara
5. Differ Cup Memorial Special Single Match: Taiji Ishimori Vs Mike Bailey
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

Tomoya Hirata is the second half of the FREEDOMS team.


DDT “DRAMATIC NIIGATA! 2017” Results

November 6, 2017

DDT “DRAMATIC NIIGATA! 2017”, 05/11/2017
Niigata City Nishikawa Multi-Purpose Hall
292 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata when Sakaguchi pinned Hirata with the PK (9:01).
2. Soma Takao defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Diving Foot Stomp (7:44).
3. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Saki Akai defeated Toru Owashi, Kouki Iwasaki & Cherry when Katsumata pinned Iwasaki with a Foot Stomp (9:54).
4. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Antonio Honda & Diego when Dino pinned Honda with the G Driver (12:45).
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Mike Bailey, MAO & Kazusada Higuchi when Sasaki submitted MAO with the Cross Facelock (12:42).
6. Niigata Specialty Special Bishamonten Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated HARASHIMA & Super Sasadango Machine when Takeshita submitted Sasadango with a Cross Armbreaker (20:18).

The show took place in Super Sasadango Machine’s hometown so he came out at the start of the show to welcome everyone. He was interrupted by Danshoku Dino who accused Yuki Ueno of causing a fuss at ringside. Dino asked Ueno if there was something he wanted to say. Ueno did have something to tell Sasadango… “Happy birthday to you!” Dino, Ueno, HARASHIMA and Antonio Honda all wished Sasadango a happy 40th birthday and brought in a cake for him too. The birthday celebrations continued in the main event where Sasadango & HARASHIMA took on ALL OUT. Although Sasadango took the fall and lost the match, he was given more presents by the wrestlers and Yukinori Matsui afterwards. Akito dropped pretenses and told Sasadango he was happy to finally wrestle Muscle Sakai today after wanting to do it for a long time. Hisaya Imabayashi then informed Sasadango that he forgot to tell him about the commiserations prize for losing the main event. Sanshiro Takagi came out with the prize, another birthday cake for Sasadango. Takagi told him that when he was 40 years old he booked the first DDT show in Sumo Hall. He wants Sasadango/Sakai to spend his 40th year in life doing something big in Niigata. Sasadango thanked him and the rest of DDT for putting this event together for his birthday. He cannot keep up with the speed and fitness of the younger wrestlers but he still tries and feels refreshed. He looks forward to working towards reaching Takagi’s expectations for him.

MAO was about to do the Cannonball 450 on Daisuke Sasaki but Sasaki pushed the referee into the turnbuckles to knock him down. Sasaki then kicked MAO below the belt and pulled him into the Cross Facelock to make him submit.

It seems that management are starting to get tired of Antonio Honda’s obsession with the children’s tale “Gon, The Little Fox”. Danshoku Dino put together today’s tag match against Honda to prevent Honda from telling everybody in Niigata about Gon, The Little Fox. Dino revealed he is now the chairman of the Gongitsune Diffusion Committee and he was given permission to use a murderous move called the G Driver to stop Honda. Imabayashi protested Dino’s plan on behalf of Honda’s safety but Dino ordered Keisuke Ishii to keep him quiet. Honda tried to talk about “Gon, The Little Fox” but Dino successfully used the G Driver (which is apparently just the Danshoku Driver) to stop him. Dino & Ishii celebrated their mission of keeping Niigata as a Gay Town instead of a Gongitsune Town.