October 30, 2014


Komazawa Olympic Park
30,000 Fans – Super No Vacancy

4 Way Tag Team Match: KUDO & Gota Ihashi (w/ Akira Shoji) defeated Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki, Sanshiro Takagi & Jun Kasai and Choun-Shiryu & Cao Zhang when Ihashi pinned Shiryu with a Diving Body Press from a ladder through a table (13:07).

Take that attendence number with a grain of salt. I think that’s the attendance of the Tokyo Ramen Show in general.

DDT was at the Tokyo Ramen Show to not only host a Falls Count Anywhere match, but to also promote their Ebisuko curry restaurant. DDT collaborated with former Pride FC fighter Akira Shoji to promote their chicken crab ramen special.

Choun-Shiryu & Cao Zhang were insulted by the food on offer and said when they win they will take over Ebisuko and everyone will be eating Beijing ramen instead. The match while short contained a table, ladder, fire extinguisher, Tonkachi and the Combat Bicycle. Jun Kasai was moments away from putting Shiryu through the table with the Pearl Harbour Splash from the ladder but Cao Zhang stopped him with the Tonkachi. Shiryu gave Ihashi the Chinese Gory Bomb but Akira Shoji came to the rescue! Shoji knocked out Shiryu and placed him on the table. Ihashi then leapt from the ladder and put Shiryu through the table for the 3 count. KUDO thanked Shoji for helping them protect Ebisuko. They then promoted their ramen again.



October 29, 2014


Miyaji Iron Works
200 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

8-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata, Makoto Oishi & DJ Nira defeated Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda, Seiya Morohashi & Gota Ihashi when Oishi pinned Ihashi after Mr. Pogo spat a Fireball at Ihashi (25:37).

Back in February DDT teamed up with the Up Up Girls and it was such a success they’ve done it again. This time it was held at the Miyaji Iron Works, a factory that has in the past been the location of several DDT Falls Count Anywhere matches. The Up Up Girls made their entrance on a forklift and performed some songs until Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda, Seiya Morohashi & Gota Ihashi interrupted the performance. Dino protested that the factory should be silent and no music was allowed. Makoto Oishi came to the rescue and was joined by Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata & DJ Nira. Naturally this turned into an 8-Man Tag Team match to begin there and then.

Everyone attacked each other with shovels filled with lime salt. Even the one of Up Up Girls got involved and aimed the salt at Dino. But Dino ducked everytime, resulting in Oishi and Takagi getting blinded by accident instead. DJ Nira did the most daring thing he’s ever done, Moonsaulting off of a vending machine. Takagi cycled into the brawl with his Combat Bicycle, running over Ihashi and Honda. Dino climbed up the forklift and used it to do an elevated Danshoku Nightmare on Oishi. Meanwhile Hirata started dancing with the Up Up Girls. The idols then threw water balloons at him. Dino gave Oishi the Danshoku Driver on the loading platform. Honda then put Oishi in the Octopus Hold. Oishi was on the verge of giving up but he fought out of it when the Up Up Girls sang to him. Dino grabbed Manami Arai and held her hostage on top of the forklift. Takagi and Nira tried to save her but they all got their heads shoved into Dino’s backside. Manami was about to suffer the same fate until she yelled for her “uncle” to come rescue her. Out came Mr. Pogo! The deathmatch legend saved Manami (they’re both from the same region) and then spat a fireball at Ihashi. Oishi rolled on top of Ihashi for the pin. The Up Up Girls thanked “Uncle Pogo” for his help. Takagi thanked him too and also called him uncle. Pogo told him “Do not call me Uncle, you bastard!”

Remember, Remember, DDT In November

October 27, 2014

Saitama Industrial Technology Centre

1. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Soma Takao & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

A lot to get through next month.

Aichi Loisir Hotel Toyohashi

1. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Gota Ihashi
2. 3 Way Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs DJ Nira
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda & Tetsuya Endo
4. Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs MIKAMI & Hoshitango
5. Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
6. HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Akito Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi

Given there is going to be two KO-D Tag Team Title defences this month, I bet we will know who the second set of challengers are by the time this show is held.

DDT “FIRST TIME IN NUMAZU 2014”, 09/11/2014
Shizuoka Kiramesse Numazu

1. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (c) Vs Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo

After losing to Tetsuya Endo in a quick match, Kazuki Hirata wants to prove he isn’t weak. His T2Hide partners aren’t too happy that he immediately accepted a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Title challenge after the match.

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Akito, Kazuki Hirata & FUMA Vs Koji Iwamoto, Shunma Katsumata & Tetsuya Endo
2. Toru Owashi & DJ Nira Vs Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi
3. Masa Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda
4. 3 Way Tag Team Match: Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
5. DDT Sumo Tournament Aki-Basho: HARASHIMA, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Konosuke Takeshita, Keisuke Ishii, Michael Nakazawa, Goto Ihashi, Shuji Ishikawa, Daisuke Sekimoto
6. Yasu Urano Vs Kendo Kashin
7. HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Togi Makabe

New Japan’s Charisma Gorilla returns to DDT as part of the Smile Squash show. Togi Makabe and HARASHIMA are good friends going back to their college days and were part of the same student pro wrestling group.

You want to see Daisuke Sekimoto do sumo wrestling? Of course you do. Smile Squash has you covered.

West Chofu Martial Arts Arena

1. URRC Round 2 – Mixed Match Super Fight: Manami Koda Vs Yuji Kito
2. Special Super Mixed Match: Madoka & Aoi Ishibashi Vs Yoshihiro Horaguchi & Koharu Hinata
3. Origin Regression: Tiger Bed Scene Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Ganpuro Revolution??: Ken Ohka & Osamu Namiguchi Vs Shota & Mitomi Masayuki

The main event was made when Shota betrayed Ken Ohka and sided with Union invader Mitomi Masayuki. Ohka is teaming with his rival Osamu Namiguchi to get revenge.

Yoshihiro Horaguchi & Koharu Hinata both originally came from Wrestling New Classic. Ganpuro seems to be attracting the WNC rookies lately.

The URRC is back for a second time. Manami Koda was chosen to be the face and body of Yumehito Imanari’s new project aiming to give confidence to female wrestlers. The next step is for Koda to face a male wrestler which is where Yuji Kito comes in.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Special Tag Team Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Daichi Kazato Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Takayuki Ueki
2. 1 Day Tournament ~Shinjuku Maximum Ground Budokai~: Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Cherry, Yasu Urano, Choun-Shiryu, Riho, X, X

Isami Kodaka is putting together a 1 day tournament with special rules in place. The first two rounds will feature matches taking place inside a ring with no ropes attached. Victory it earned by pinfall, submission or ring out. The semi-final will feature the same rules but the ring will have its ropes included. The final will be fought under normal rules.

Hiroshi Fukuda will be the special ring announcer for the event.

DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2014”, 30/11/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs X & X
2. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao

Soma Takao became the No. 1 Contender by winning a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament.

LiLiCo has been invited to attend the show, mostly so DDT can somehow get the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title back.

DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2014” Results

October 26, 2014


DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2014”, 26/10/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,200 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Dark Match: MIKAMI (#21) defeated Shunma Katsumata (#24) with a School Boy (4:19).
0. Dark Match: Shigehiro Irie (#23) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (#22) ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
1. Saki Akai (#6) & Makoto Oishi (#16) defeated Cherry (#7) & Yasu Urano (#11) when Oishi pinned Cherry with the Miracle Ecstasy (6:35).
2. KUDO (#10) & Masa Takanashi (#15) defeated Keisuke Ishii (#4) & Soma Takao (#8) when Takanashi pinned Soma with the Takatonic (7:09).
3. Tetsuya Endo (#20) defeated Kazuki Hirata (#11) with a Cradle (3:38).
4. Yukio Sakaguchi (#17) defeated Super Sasadango Machine (#18) with a Reverse Cross Armbreakr (2:57).
5. Dramatic Send Off ~ Kenny Omega Last DDT Match – Falls Count Anywhere Match: Kota Ibushi (#1) & Kenny Omega (#18) defeated Danshoku Dino (#5) & Konosuke Takeshita (#18) when Omega pinned Dino after the Golden Shower (25:43).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Give Up Only Match: Akito (c) (#9) defeated Antonio Honda (#13) with a Sharpshooter (13:38).
*V2 for Akito.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) (#3) defeated Isami Kodaka (#2) with the Somato (15:21).

KO-D Title Next Challenger Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament

1. Round 1: Tetsuya Endo defeated Super Sasadango Machine with Scissors.
2. Round 1: Makoto Oishi defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with Paper.
3. Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Masa Takanashi with Scissors.
4. Round 1: Yasu Urano defeated Antonio Honda with Paper.
5. Round 1: Kazuki Hirata defeated KUDO with Scissors.
6. Round 1: Soma Takao defeated Akito with Paper.
7. Round 1: Cherry defeated Saki Akai with Paper.
8. Round 1: Keisuke Ishii defeated Danshoku Dino with Scissors.
9. Quarter Final: Makoto Oishi defeated Tetsuya Endo with Paper.
10. Quarter Final: Yasu Urano defeated Konosuke Takeshita with Rock.
11. Quarter Final: Soma Takao defeated Kazuki Hirata with Rock.
12. Quarter Final: Cherry defeated Keisuke Ishii with Paper.
13. Semi Final: Yasu Urano defeated Makoto Oishi with Rock.
14. Semi Final: Soma Takao defeated Cherry with Paper.
15. Final: Soma Takao defeated Yasu Urano with Paper.

The entire card for today’s show was created based on the results of the DDT Dramatic General Election. In the main event HARASHIMA defended the KO-D Openweight Title against the runner up of the election Isami Kodaka. The winner Kota Ibushi gets his title shot in Saitama Super Arena next February. The two were involved in several matches together this year including the main event of Sumo Hall but they never faced each other one on one until today. HARASHIMA once and for all came out on top and told Kodaka the match was fun. Amon Tsurumi came out and declared an immediate Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament to determine the No. 1 Contender for 30th November. Soma Takao beat Yasu Urano in the final and told HARASHIMA afterwards that the General Election wasn’t the end of the tension, it is just the beginning. HARASHIMA said he isn’t nervous because Takao won a tournament based on luck and he’ll have to increase his ability much more if he wants to win.

Akito seems pretty pleased with his DDT Extreme Title run so far. He’s been happy with the rule choices he defends the title under and today was a Give Up only match against Antonio Honda. He thinks he is now making the Extreme Title accessible to both the junior and senior wrestlers of DDT to chase after.

Today was the final match of DDT’s resident charismatic Canadian, Kenny Omega. For six years, Kenny has done almost everything you could think of for the company. Now it is time for him to move on and advance his career over in New Japan. But first he had a Fall Count Anywhere match to compete in. Teaming with Kota Ibushi for what may be the final Golden Lovers match for a while (Ibushi now wrestles as Heavyweight in New Japan, Kenny is sticking with the Jr. Heavyweight division when he moves over), they took on Danshoku Dino & Konosuke Takeshita. Kenny received a golden reaction from the crowd in attendence and the entire ring was covered in streamers for his ring introduction. The match was interrupted near the end by Michael Nakazawa when he pulled Yukinori Matsui out of the ring during a pinfall. Michael said he didn’t want Kenny to leave and so couldn’t let the match finish. Ibushi knocked out Michael and the match continued. Tetsuya Endo then interrupted the match when he pulled Daisuke Kiso out of the ring. Endo also begged Kenny not to leave. Ibushi knocked out Endo and the match continued once more. Kenny was about to pin Dino again the lights went out and his music played and his music played prematurely. Out came Yoshihiko dressed as Kenny! Nakazawa said that even Kennyhiko didn’t want Kenny to leave and the doll suddenly got into a fight with Ibushi in what is probably the weirdest love triangle in wrestling since Perry Saturn, Terri Runnels and Moppy. When the match finally got back on track Kenny gave Takeshita the One-Winged Angel and then joined Ibushi on the top rope to do the Golden Shower onto Dino. After the match Kenny admitted that saying goodbye would not be suitable because he is not retiring. DDT will always be with him and he hopes everyone will continue to cheer for him in New Japan.

Before Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Super Sasadango Machine could begin, Sasadango held a PowerPoint presentation titled “Measuring The Tendency Of Martial Artists In Pro Wrestling”. Sasadango worked out that he has no advantages over Sakaguchi other than height and weight. Sakaguchi’s strength is his striking ability and his weakness is his lack of experience as a pro wrestler. Sasadango needed more research so he then called the University of Europe to look up if a father’s weaknesses can be inherited by his children. He somehow worked out that Seiji Sakaguchi was the weakest amongst his siblings, therefore Yukio must be weak too. To mark this discovery, Sasadango developed a new pinning move called the Kids Clutch Lehmann Shock. Applying it once would remove 35% of the victim’s hit points, applying it twice would reduce 75% and applying it three times would take away 105%. The match began and Sasadango did the move twice, both getting nearfalls. He did it a third time but Sakaguchi countered it into a Reverse Cross Armbreaker and forced Sasadango to submit.

Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazuki Hirata pretty quickly, countering the Viagra Driver into a roll up for the pin. Afterwards Endo threw out the challenge for T2Hide Vs Happy Motel for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Hirata was about to accept and wanted the match to be in Shizuoka Kiramesse Numazu but his partners Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi physically stopped him from saying it. Owashi called Hirata irresponsible for acting so rash, especially since they could hold the match at Korakuen Hall in front of a bigger audience. Hirata then slapped both Owashi and Takagi! He didn’t care how many people would see it or how small the venue is, he wants to show Happy Motel he isn’t a loser. The challenge was accepted and the title match will be in Shizuoka on 9th November.

DDT revealed some of its big matches for the rest of the year. The KO-D Openweight Title will be defended in Korakuen Hall on 30th November and 23rd December. Those are the final defences for the title until DDT goes to Saitama Super Arena next February. Big Japan powerhouse Daisuke Sekimoto will compete at the Saitama Super Arena show. The KO-D Tag Team Titles will be defended in Kawaguchi on 2nd November and then on the 30th November Korakuen show. Yasu Urano also announced that Kendo Kashin will wrestle at the Smile Squash produced event in Korakuen on 11th December.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title may soon be vacated. Sanshiro Takagi noticed that the belt hasn’t been seen since “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2014” when popstar LiLiCo became the champion. Amon Tsurumi said that LiLiCo has a busy schedule so she has been unable to appear at any DDT show. Takagi then demanded that LiLiCo appears at Korakuen on 30th November otherwise she will be stripped of the title! Takagi also pointed out that the title is still active and it is possible she could lose it to somebody else until then.

Some new projects are on the way. There will be two DDT apps released on iPhone next month. DDT Nyokinyoki is a training game of some sort and DDT Camera lets you add DDT wrestlers to your pictures. The DDT Manga Project was also announced in collaboration with GANMA!, an online manga service. Sanshiro Takagi and Danshoku Dino will audition professional and amateur manga artsits for a serialized DDT manga.


October 26, 2014


Ibaraki Bando Hokoten
800 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Makoto Oishi & Gota Ihashi when Irie pinned Ihashi with the Beast Bomber (8:00).
2. 4 Way Tag Team Match: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Tetsuya Endo and Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when HARASHIMA pinned Nakazawa with the Somato (22:23).

DDT travelled over to Ibaraki to wrestle inside a street market as part of a campaign to bring visitors into the area. A mat was placed out to act as the squared circle and the wrestlers in the first match stayed inside it. The main event however ignored it pretty quickly and took the fighting over to different stalls and shops. Tables, ladders and chairs were also involved in the match. Sanshiro Takagi took a page out of Jun Kasai’s book and leapt off a ladder to splash Tomomitsu Matsunaga through a table. The finish came when HARASHIMA hit the Somato on Michael Nakazawa while he was sitting on the chair.

Give Up The Street Wrestling? NEVER!!!

October 22, 2014

Ibaraki Bando Hokoten

1. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Makoto Oishi & Gota Ihashi
2. 4 Way Tag Team Match: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda & Tetsuya Endo Vs Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga

Bando Hokoten is a street filled with outdoor shops and cafes. DDT will be holding two wrestling matches as part of a tourist promotion.

DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2014”, 26/10/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Dark Match: MIKAMI (#21) Vs Shunma Katsumata (#24)
0. Dark Match: Shigehiro Irie (#23) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (#22)
1. Yukio Sakaguchi (#17) Vs Super Sasadango Machine (#18)
2. Kazuki Hirata (#11) Vs Tetsuya Endo (#20)
3. Saki Akai (#6) & Makoto Oishi (#16) Vs Cherry (#7) & Yasu Urano (#11)
4. Keisuke Ishii (#4) & Soma Takao (#8) Vs KUDO (#10) & Masa Takanashi (#15)
5. Dramatic Send Off ~ Kenny Omega Last DDT Match – Falls Count Anywhere Match: Kota Ibushi (#1) & Kenny Omega (#18) Vs Danshoku Dino (#5) & Konosuke Takeshita (#18).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Give Up Only Match: Akito (c) (#9) Vs Antonio Honda (#13)
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) (#3) Vs Isami Kodaka (#2)

Akito has decided he will defend the DDT Extreme Title against Antonio Honda in a Give Up Only match. While Akito uses the Triangle Scorpion as his submission finisher, Honda has won plenty of matches with the Octopus Hold.

Komazawa Olympic Park

4 Way Tag Team Match: Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Jun Kasai Vs KUDO & Gota Ihashi Vs Choun-Shiryu & Cao Zhang

DDT will show up at the Tokyo Ramen Show (apparently one of the largest outdoor ramen events in Tokyo) and they are bringing Jun Kasai and New Beijing with them.


October 19, 2014


DDT “OMORI UTAN FESTA 2014”, 19/10/2014
Tokyo JR Omori Station
1,019 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. UTAN FESTA Exhibition Match: Asaki Honda Vs Shibata ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
1. Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi when Irie pinned Takanashi with the Flying Sausage (7:50).
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Presents: Miyu Yamashita, KANNA & Erin defeated Nonoko, Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki when Yamashita pinned Sakazaki with the Crash Rabbit Heat (12:09).
3. Next Omori Title Challenger Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi defeated Soma Takao by Ring Out (7:32).
Order Of Elimination: Sanshiro Takagi, MIKAMI, KUDO, Tomomitsu Matsnaga, Michael Nakazawa and Soma Takao.
4. Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Chikara & Yumehito Imanari when Sasaki pinned Imanari with the Now Or Never (11:23).
5. Omori World Title: Gurukun Mask defeated Danshoku Dino (c) with the Gurukun Driver (9:15)
*Danshoku Dino fails in V6. Gurukun becoms the 5th Omori World Champion!
6. Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Akito when Honda submitted Akito with the Ocotopus Hold (20:51).

Antonio Honda got the better of Akito in the main event match between Happy Motel and Smile Squash. Honda submitted the DDT Extreme Champion with the Octopus Stretch. There is no doubt he wants to add that title to go with Happy Motel’s KO-D Tag Team Titles.

Danshoku Dino’s five year run as Omori World Champion has finally come to an end. Gurukun Mask won a Battle Royal at last year’s Omori Station event and had to wait a year to get his title shot. Late in the match Gurukun gained posession of Dino’s shorts and put them on to gain the ability to do Danshoku moves. That proved to be the difference maker as he gave Dino the Lip Lock followed by his own version of the Danshoku Driver to become the new champion. Makoto Oishi won a Battle Royal earlier in the show to become the No. 1 Contender. He appeared after the title match and was carried down to ringside by the trainee Kazusada Higuchi to taunt the new champion.


A wrestler impersonation contest was held during the show. Contestants dressed up and impersonated as their favourite wrestlers. There were impersonations of Riki Choshu, Ricky Fuji, a female Atsushi Onita, Gedo, Shinsuke Nakamura, Mitsuharu Misawa and a five year old boy as Danshoku Dino. Tomomitsu Matsunaga was the judge and he chose Nakamura as the winner with Gedo and 5 year old Dino as the runners up.

Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie had female comedian Magical☆Ayaka in their corner for the opener.