DDT “AUDIENCE 2018” Results

May 20, 2018

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,064 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Rekka with a Cradle (5:55).
1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon, Rihotimo Dragon & Toru Owashi defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai by Disqualification when KUDO unmasked all of the Dragons (7:26).
2. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Mike Bailey & MAO, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase and Kouki Iwasaki & Shota when Endo pinned Shota with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (6:30).
3. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda ended in a Double Knockout (6:58).
4. Konosuke Takeshita defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Brainbustaaaaahhhhh!!!!! (13:01).
5. Now Variety Group Vs New Variety Group – Summer Night Fever In Korakuen: Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Makoto Oishi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Daiki Shimomura (w/ Yuki Iino) when Dieno pinned Oishi with the Gay-do Clutch (9:44).
6. Special Single Match: Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA with the Gin And Tonic (8:41).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Beast Bomber (18:25).
*V1 for Shigehiro Irie.

Years of friendship were cast aside all in the name of glory as Shigehiro Irie defended the KO-D Openweight Title against Keisuke Ishii. Both dealt big damage early with Ishii giving Irie a Neckbreaker onto the apron and later Irie Power Bombed Ishii onto the same spot. Irie took the Kneel Kick and kicked out of an Exploder Suplex. He gained control of the match with an Avalanche Death Valley Driver and got a nearfall with the Cannonball Drop. Ishii had a glimmer of hope left with a Hurricanrana but Irie hit back with the Beast Bomber to win. Irie wanted to shake Ishii’s hand after the match but Ishii refused. The next KO-D Title defence will take place on 24th June. The challenger will be determined on 29th May at the return of the Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Rumble! The winner of the match gets the 29/5 title shot but there will also be other Right To Challenge prizes on the line too. Irie said he will defend the title anytime, he doesn’t care where or against who. His goal as champion is to defend the KO-D Title around the world in order to create a new scenery for DDT.

A new costume marked Soma Takao’s turn to DAMNATION complete. More than that, constant cheating helped him beat HARASHIMA. A distraction from Tetsuya Endo allowed Takao to Low Blow his opponent. Takao was about to be pinned with a Hurricane Driver when Daisuke Sasaki pulled the referee away. A turnbuckle pad was removed and HARASHIMA collided with the exposed metal. Takao then struck him with a chair and pinned him with the Gin And Tonic.

When the match was over, Sasaki told everyone that Takao achieved a perfect victory over HARASHIMA. Takao didn’t respond and stayed quiet. Sasaki then mockingly asked HARASHIMA to apologise to his fans for losing. Endo pretended to speak for him. All of DAMNATION ganged up on HARASHIMA until suddenly Shuten-dōji came to the rescue! They chased DAMNATION out of the ring and each of them shook HARASHIMA’s hand. Is this the start of a new alliance against DAMNATION?

Makoto Oishi wasn’t joking when he said he wanted a new generation of DDT wrestlers to replace the current generation. He made Nobuhiro Shimatani dress up like Danshoku Dieno, Daiki Shimomura dress up like Antonio Honda and Yuki Iino dress up like Super Sasadango Machine. They weren’t quite perfect copies. Iino had a PowerPoem to read instead of a PowerPoint presentation. However he wanted to review it by himself so he didn’t get involved in the match until late into it when Oishi ordered him to help. Iino entered the ring and Speared Oishi by accident. Dieno then pinned Oishi with the Gay-do Clutch. After the match Honda said his team were still mentally and physically energetic even though they were all over forty. Honda fainted from exhaustion before he could finish his sentence. Everyone else congratulated Dieno for turning 41 two days earlier.

Konosuke Takeshita pulled out the Turnbuckle Brainbuster to beat Shunma Katsumata. He wanted this match to motivate Katsumata. Part of that is to make Katsumata face his criticisms. He is a pro wrestler and pro wrestlers should not have to worry about criticism according to Takeshita. Katsumata also learned more about himself. He always pretended to be a nice little boy and he never knew what he was fighting for. Now he understands what to do and he hopes not to disappoint the rest of ALL OUT from now on.

Kicks from Kota Umeda and Lariats from Kazuzada Higuchi took such a toll on each other that both were left down for the count at the same time, resulting in a draw. Higuchi offered a handshake afterwards but Umeda kicked his hand away.

A left foot injury took Yuki Ueno out of the 4 Way Tag Match. DDT was still searching for a replacement when they found Shota working in the venue as part of the staff. Shota declined at first but took the spot when the audience chanted his name. He ended up losing the match to DAMNATION.

All three of the Dragon wrestlers unmasked themselves and successfully framed KUDO to win the match by DQ. Hiratimo Dragon is being coy about how many -timo Dragon wrestlers there are. Maybe there are more, maybe there aren’t.

Tomomitsu Matsunaga beat Rekka again. This time he blocked a cradle pin and pushed all his weight down on Rekka to get the three count.

This year’s Beer Garden week will be held in Shinjuku FACE from 30th July to 5th August. Tokyo Joshi Pro and BASARA will have their own produce days during the series. Also the King Of DDT 1st Round will be held on 31st July as part of the festivities. This year’s tournament is the largest ever with 32 wrestlers competing for a 1,000,000 yen prize.

The new DDT mascot that was introduced back in April has been named Doradori-kun.

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BASARA “VAJRA 68 ~OSAKA CLUB SHOGETSUKI~” Results

May 20, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 68 ~OSAKA CLUB SHOGETSUKI~”, 20/05/2018
Osaka Oyodo Community Center
221 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Billy Ken Kid defeated Takato Nakano with the Koumori Tsuri Otoshi (8:28).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Fuminori Abe defeated Gouma Ryu and Hercules Senga when Abe pinned Ryu with the Buddha (8:26).
3. Manabu Hara & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo when Hara submitted Kubo with the Chickenwing Arm Lock (10:49).
4. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon defeated Yasu Urano & Fuminori Abe when V3 pinned Abe after the Double Stretch Kick (9:52).
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated FUMA, SAGAT & HUB when Kodaka pinned SAGAT with the Diving Double Knee Drop (15:48).
6. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) defeated Takumi Tsukamoto with the Implant (17:27).
*V1 for Naoki Tanizaki.

Naoki Tanizaki kept hitting Takumi Tsukamoto with the Casanova knee strikes until he was too hurt to counter the Implant. After the match Tanizaki bragged about being a double champion and dared anyone from BASARA to come out and challenge him for the Union MAX Title. All of the roster came out and faced him in the ring. Tanizaki told all of them there will be a BASARA x DOVE Pro event at Azalea Taisho Hall in Osaka on 15th July. He will be ready for one of them to challenge him then. He then singled out Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and told him he will prepare a great opportunity for him. When he left, Kodaka rallied all the BASARA wrestlers together for a closing speech to the fans.

Kodaka wore his Son Goku costume with the tail included. That led to him and HUB grabbing and pulling each other by their tails while they fought each other.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I HAVE NEVER SEEN 2018” Results

May 19, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I HAVE NEVER SEEN 2018”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall
126 Fans

1. Shimokita Super Mixed Battle: Brian Aki & HARUKAZE defeated Hagane & Koharu Hinata when HARUKAZE submitted Hinata with the Haru Ichiban (9:58).
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yukinori Abe defeated Takeshi Okada & Black Ribera when Ohka pinned Ribera with the Fire Spear (13:52).
3. Ganbare☆Gift To Wrestling: Jason Kincaid defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Philosopher’s Stomp (15:38).
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Shota with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (15:41).
*V1 for Keisuke Ishii.
5. Attitude Of The Imanari Revolution: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Yumehito Imanari with a Sliding Kick (18:23).

The Imanari Revolution continued with a second straight main event singles match for Yumehito Imanari. However this match ended in defeat to Shuichiro Tominaga. Imanari did his best though and did not tap out to the Ninja Choke. Tominaga had to hit him with a Sliding Kick to get the win. He told Imanari after the match that he has gotten stronger. He thought the Imanari Revolution was some kind of joke that went over his head but now he realises that it is a genuine attempt by Imanari to improve. He thanked him for the match and said Imanari is welcome to come back to his dojo anytime.

The closing speeches were cut off when Keisuke Ishii approached Katsumura. Ishii wanted to nominate him as the next challenger for his Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title! Katsumura accepted the offer but refused to shake Ishii’s hand. He knows that Ishii is in tomorrow’s KO-D Openweight Title match in DDT. He told him to bring that belt with him too if he wins it.

Ken Ohka announced the Ganbare☆Climax tournament will return for its second year in August. This time however the tournament will run for two shows instead of three. The shows will be held on the 11th and 12th August.

Both Imanari and Shota showed each other support for their matches at the start of the show.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO KITAZAWA IN THE SPRING, BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER!” Results

May 19, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO KITAZAWA IN THE SPRING, BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER!”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall
294 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Rika Tatsumi defeated Yuki Aino with the Dragon Twist Of Fate (8:12).
2. Shoko Nakajima & Miu defeated Hyper Misao & Hinano when Nakajima pinned Hinano with the Unmanned Local Train Hold (9:31).
3. Miyu Yamashita defeated Raku with a Modified Cobra Clutch (6:46).
4. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Nodoka-oneesan with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (9:00).
5. Yuu, Yuna Manase & Hikari defeated Saki-sama, Azusa Christie & Yuki Kamifuku when Yuu submitted Kamifuku with the Katahajime (11:35).
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi (c) defeated Maki Ito & Mizuki when Saiki pinned Ito with the Jackhammer (19:34).
*V1 for Muscle JK Strikers.

Two days after her 17th birthday, Marika Kobashi celebrated with a successful TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles defence alongside Reika Saiki. Kobashi said she was given a wonderful gift of being a pro wrestler. She aims to be a wrestler that suits both the championship and the Muscle JK lifestyle.

Yuki Kamifuku’s apprenticeship with NEO Biishiki-gun is already off to a bad start. First she ignored her entrance cue and appeared on the stage too early. Azusa Christie had to pull her back up the stage so they could do the team entrance properly. Kamifuku later tried to attack Yuu with a rose but was easily disposed of, leading to her team’s defeat. After the match, Kamifuku thanked NEO Biishiki-gun for making her an apprentice then announced she is leaving the unit! Turns out it wasn’t a good fit for her. Still, Kamifuku would like to hang out with them again whenever they have a tea party. Saki-sama and Christie were left stunned by her decision.

Match #4 was changed from a 3 Way Match to a Singles Match between Yuka Sakazaki and Nodoka-oneesan. The third girl Maho Kurone had to miss the show because she had a high fever.

Raku was a ball of nerves before her match with Miyu Yamashita, to the point where she was reportedly crying backstage before her entrance. However she was able to do her best and came out of it thinking it was the most fun she’s had in the ring so far.

Pro wrestling is a wonderful sport that can make dreams come true. Hyper Misao believes that and is living proof after she wrestled her inspiration Jun Kasai. Now she has a new dream to be an idol with the Up Up Girls! She convinced Miu and Hinano to dance with her while Shoko Nakajima was left confused over what to do. It was all a trick so Misao & Hinano could jump attack their opponents to start their match.


Next Week’s Maji Manji, Theme Park Wrestling Returns

May 16, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #5”, 22/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Mike Bailey Vs Jason Kincaid
2. Makoto Oishi 39 Year Old Perm Announcement Match: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs X & X
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Maki Ito Vs X
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno

The next episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” will take place because this week is a Korakuen Hall show. Maji Manji takes breaks whenever DDT is running Korakuen the same week.

Mike Bailey is back after a month away wrestling back in Canada. Will Jason Kincaid take his spot as the new foreign star for DDT?

DDT “ROJO WRESTLING IN TOSHIMAEN”, 25/05/2018
Tokyo Toshimaen

DDT returns to the Toshimaen theme park for a big Rojo Wrestling Falls Count Anywhere show for AbemaTV. This time they are inviting joshi wrestlers from outside the company to join them. Tsukasa Fujimoto, Misaki Ohata, Asuka (the WAVE one not the WWE one), Cherry and Makoto are all coming along for the rides with more apparently to be announced on a later date. DDT were previously in the theme park last December for a sponsored show with the Ring☆Dream online game.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~” Results

May 14, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane
393 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi by Disqualification when Sakaguchi unmasked Hiratimo (5:58).
2. Toru Owashi & Yuto Aijima defeated Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Aijima submitted Shimatani with a Modified Camel Clutch (11:55).
3. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase defeated Makoto Oishi & Azul Dragon when Kincaid pinned Oishi with the Philosopher’s Stomp (8:33).
4. P Playful Series: MAO defeated Danshoku Dieno and Yuki Ueno when MAO pinned Dieno with the Cannonball 450 (7:45).
5. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Daiki Shimomura when Takao pinned Shimomura with the Gin And Tonic (12:05).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Regular Rules: HARASHIMA (c) defeated KUDO with the Somato (13:34).
*V1 for HARASHIMA.
7. Hakata Specialty Special 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie defeated Keisuke Ishii, Kazusada Higuchi and Kota Umeda when Irie pinned Ishii with the Beast Bomber (14:10).

As we get closer to their KO-D Openweight Title match, Shigehiro Irie is starting to figure Keisuke Ishii out. In a reverse from last week’s 4 Way Match this time Irie was able to get the better of his challenger. Irie kicked out of Ishii’s Hurricanrana then dropped him with a Death Valley Driver. Ishii then won with the Cannonball Drop followed by the Beast Bomber.

HARASHIMA avenged last year’s loss to KUDO by beating him in his first DDT Extreme Title defence. Yuko Miyamoto definitely left some influence on the champion because he used the Fire Thunder on KUDO shortly before hitting the Somato for the win. Soma Takao tried to attack HARASHIMA with a chair after his victory speech. HARASHIMA grabbed another chair to fight back but he was attacked from behind by Tetsuya Endo and Mad Paulie. Takao then hit him with a chair shot. Takao said in a later interview that this is the road he chose and he does not regret it.

MAO and Yuki Ueno agreed to work together against Danshoku Dieno. Both of them got groped pretty badly by Dieno but the numbers game soon worked out. Ueno missed the Frog Splash when Dieno rolled out of the way but all that did was position Dieno for MAO’s Cannonball 450. MAO and Ueno were both happy because they perished the evil wrestler together. Dieno then came back and gave Ueno a Lip Lock before chasing MAO out of the ring.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOFU CHIKUWA~” Results

May 13, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOFU CHIKUWA~”, 12/05/2018
Tottori Yonago Industrial Gymnasium Sub Arena
210 Fans

1. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon defeated Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Honda was Disqualified for unmasking Hiratimo (7:31).
2. Tottori Darazu Pro Wrestling Tag Match: Rey Falcon & Gaina Tiger defeated COW Saeki & DAISUKE when Tiger pinned Saeki with a Hurricanrana (8:41).
3. Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura when Umeda pinned Shimomura with the Umeda Driver (7:39).
4. 4 Way Match: KUDO defeated HARASHIMA, Mad Paulie and Mizuki Watase when KUDO pinned Watase with the Diving Double Knee Drop (8:06).
5. Yonago Specialty Irakuru! Special! Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid defeated Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi when Kincaid pinned Oishi with the Philosopher’s Stomp (9:53).
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Danshoku Dieno & Lowther defeated Toru Owashi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Takeshita pinned MAO with a Brute Driver (13:20).
7. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Endo pinned Takanashi with the Shooting Star Press (13:45).

Soma Takao is already beginning to fit into DAMNATION. He gave Masahiro Takanashi a Low Blow during the main event. However he didn’t take kindly to Tetsuya Endo referring him as DAMNATION’s new pet after the match. Endo wanted him to speak during the post match promo but Takao stayed quiet.

Shigehiro Irie has nothing to say other than one thing. Keisuke Ishii will never win the KO-D Openweight Title.

DAMNATION attacked HARASHIMA after the 4 Way Match. Takao left him laying with a chairshot across the head.