August 30, 2015


Shinjuku FACE
467 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Judo Army Vs Karate Bodybuilding Allies Final Settlement: Hiroshi Fukuda, Gorgeous Matsuno, Mame Endo & Pedro Takaishi defeated Kazuhiko Ogasawara, Ryu Gouma, Seiya Morohashi & Macho Michaels when Fukuda submitted Gouma with the This Morning Lock (6:40).
2. Mitomi Masayuki & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kazuhiro Tamura & Daisuke Kanehira when Masayuki pinned Kanehira with the Salty Splash (9:59).
3. Aoi Kizuki & Ladybeard defeated Cherry & Masako Takanashi when Kizuki pinned Takanashi with a German Suplex (11:47).
4. Hardcore Match: Jun Kasai defeated Mio Shirai with (12:54).
5. Go Shiozaki & Kotaro Suzuki defeated Shuji Ishikawa & Daichi Kazato when Suzuki pinned Kazato with the Tiger Driver (16:51).
6. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka defeated FUMA (c) with the Isamuashi Zan (16:55).
*FUMA fails in V4. Isami Kodaka becomes the 5th Union MAX Champion!

The King has finally been defeated! After months of dominating Union, FUMA lost his Union MAX Title to Isami Kodaka. FUMA had SAGAT trying to help with when he hit Kodaka with the Goregrind but it didn’t work. Kodaka fought back with a Sliding Lariat and hit the Isamuashi Zan to win the title for the second time. Kodaka mentioned Union only has two shows left before it shuts down and he has a selfish idea. He wants to put the MAX Title on the line against Shuji Ishikawa in the main event of Union’s final show on 4th October.

Shuji Ishikawa & Daichi Kazato fought two of All Japan’s best in the semi-main event. They lost to Go Shiozaki & Kotaro Suzuki but Kazato impressed them. In the post-match interview Suzuki said Kazato is an energetic, gutsy young man. Shiozaki noticed a kind of vigor about him. They both thought Union had a good atmosphere to wrestle in because they sensed unity between everyone invovled.

The Hardcore match between Mio Shirai and Jun Kasai was not pretty. Before the match began Shirai said she was prepared to win but she wasn’t the one who brought a barbed wire bat with her. Kasai busted Shirai open with a chairshot and also by rubbing the bat against her head. She fought back when she applied the Figure Four Neck Lock with the bat pressed against Kasai’s forehead. She kicked out of a Brainbuster and the Reverse Tiger Driver but was eventually put away with the Pearl Harbour Splash. Kasai told Shirai she showed a lot of guts today and he was amazed by the spirit she showed.

Last month Mio Shirai lost the Fly To Everywhere Title to Aoi Kizuki in Ice Ribbon. Kizuki came over to Union today to compete but Cherry wasn’t happy to see her. Cherry wants to be the Fly To Everywhere Champion when Union closes down so she challenged Kizuki to a title match on 15th September.

Ayumu Honda suffered a nose injury and was unable to wrestle in the opener. Gorgeous Matsuno took his place in the Judo Army. That’s not all, Pedro Takaishi from the old MUSCLE promotion was the mysterious fourth member. The Judo Army went against an alliance of Karate people and bodybuilders. Ryu Gouma didn’t know much about karate but he had a rulebook to help him. Unfortunately Hiroshi Fukuda threw him down and tapped him out.



August 30, 2015


Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. King Of Dark Title: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Gota Ihashi (c) with a Cobra Twist (1:30).
*D9 for Gota Ihashi.
1. Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata defeated Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine when Katsumata pinned Machine with the Firebird Splash (5:45).
2. Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi when Iwasaki pinned Takagi with a Ground Cobra Twist (7:25).
3. 4 Way Match: Masa Takanashi defeated Kazuki Hirata, Hiroshi Fukuda and Gorgeous Matsuno when Takanashi pinned both Hirata and Fukuda with a Double Small Package (7:26).
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & KUDO defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda when Sakaguchi pinned Umeda with the Right Knee Of God (14:33).
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Kota Ibushi & Suguru Miyatake whe Endo pinned Miyatake with the Torture Rack Bomb (16:48).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) defeated HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Akito when Irie pinned Akito with the Final Impact (19:25).
*V5 for Team Dream Futures.

Shigehiro Irie sent out a message to Ken Ohka by using the Spear Of Flame on the way to successfully defending the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles with Team Drift. At 5 defences Drift has the most successful title run in the championship’s history and Irie said this is proof that Drift is the strongest unit in DDT. #OhkaEmpire interrupted the victory speech to again challenge Drift to a title match. Amon Tsurumi came out and denied them the title shot. Instead he booked Irie Vs Danshoku Dino on 6th September.

Super Sasadango Machine is in trouble for violating a rule in the DDT Dramatic General Election. He was inspired by Makoto Oishi’s free hug campaign to do a “Free Princess Hug” campaign. Imagine a groom carrying his bride at a wedding, that’s what a princess hug is. That part is ok but the campaign also invited people to take multiple photos with Sasadango. The election only allows two fan photographs with the wrestlers per meeting. Sasadango was warned that another offence will disqualify #OhkaEmpire from the election. Sasadango and Ohka apologised after the show.

Konosuke Takeshita was full of praise for Tetsuya Endo after they defeated two thirds of the Golden☆Storm Riders. He said Endo is on top form since coming back from his injury. Suguru Miyatake was annoyed at losing again. When asked which of his and Kota Ibushi’s attacks was the most effective today, Suguru said it was the Diving Foot Stomp he accidentally took from Ibushi when Endo rolled out of the way. Ibushi apologised.

Everything was back to normal for Yukio Sakaguchi and KUDO. The two were on the same page in their tag match and there was no bad blood between them after their KO-D Openweight Title match at Sumo Hall. This was also KUDO & Kota Umeda’s last match before entering the NOAH Jr. Heavyweight Tag League.

Masa Takanashi won the 4 Way Match with an impressive double pin. Hiroshi Fukuda had Kazuki Hirata sitting on his shoulders. Takanashi was able to grab Hirata and roll both him and Fukuda into a Small Package, pinning both at the same time. Fukuda and Hirata blamed each other for losing the match.

Pigging 2015 took a page out of former member Michael Nakazawa’s playbook to win their match. Gota Ihashi took off his tights and threw them to Kouki Iwasaki when the referee was down. Iwasaki put Sanshiro Takagi in the Cobra Twist and then rubbed the tights in Takagi’s face, stunning him long enough to be pinned. Takagi demanded a rematch and one will happen on the 6th September Kasukabe Hall show.

KAT-TOO were able to beat #OhkaEmpire when Ohka accidentally Speared Super Sasadango Machine in a botched interference. Still it was a big boost for Shunma Katsumata to pin a DDT veteran and to do so with the Firebird Splash.

An impromptu King Of Dark Title match kicked off the show. Gota Ihashi brought down his Pigging 2015 partner Kouki Iwasaki. Ihashi called himself the leader of the group and ordered Iwasaki to lie down and be pinned. Iwasaki almost did what he was told but kicked out of the pin. Iwasaki said his body was moving on its own and he wasn’t doing it on purpose. He kept kicking out and Ihashi got so frsutrated he went for a Splash. Iwasaki rolled out of the way and then pinned Ihashi out of instinct with a Cobra Twist.

PWG’s king of sleaze is coming to DDT. Joey Ryan will be wrestling on 5 DDT shows (one is a DNA show) between 19th to 27th September.

Keisuke Ishii will produce his own event next January in Tokorozawa Citizen Gymnasium Sub Arena. For the moment the event is called “NEW YEAR! PINK KNEEL KICK 2016” and will take place on 23rd January.


August 29, 2015


130 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Finally Duel! Hold On And Go Beyond The Soul!: Osamu Namiguchi defeated Tigger Bedscene with a Half Crab Hold (8:50).
2. The Outer Drop ~Beyond The Time Of Love And Hate~: Mitomi Masayuki defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Salty Splash (10:10).
3. Rikidozan Sansei Vs Blackjack Of Rubbish Heap: Minoru Fujita defeated Chikara with a Jackknife Pin (10:05).
4. Special Tag Match: GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Hayato Mashita & Yukihiro Abe when Tominaga pinned Abe with an Inside Cradle (14:33).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Enjo-gun General Warfare: Ken Ohka defeated Shibata with the Spear Of Flame (9:30).

Ken Ohka can now put his feud with Enjo-gun behind him after he defeated the group’s leader Shibata. He was outnumbered when Tomoya Kawamura interfered. Ohka got rid of him but then Mitomi Masayuki came in, re-establishing his connections with the group after originally having a falling out with them. A bloody Ohka got rid of him too and hit the Spear Of Flame on Shibata to win. After the match Ohka said he wants Enjo-gun to stay in Ganbare☆Wrestling because they have the same drive as him to make wrestling a major sport. Shibata said Enjo-gun will set Ganpuro ablaze and their feud isn’t over. Enjo-gun left but then a new problem arrived…

Minoru Fujita confronted Ohka and told him he’s tired of all his third rate drama. He’s frustrated by how Ohka wrestles his matches and how much he struggles. He doesn’t want to team with Ohka at Shinjuku FACE next month, instead he brought along his own friends. Fujita brought out Hi69, who he knows from K-DOJO. He then brought out Osamu Namiguchi! Fujita knows him from their time together in Zero1. Ohka got some backup when GENTARO walked out and stood by his side. Then Shota came out, appearing in Ganpuro for the first time since March! Shota remembered Ohka telling him to come back to Ganpuro whenever he was ready and now is the time. Shota is back to help his buddy Ohka. A challenge was made for a 6-Man Tag Team match on 23rd September but that was suddenly interrupted when Bambi came out! Bambi wore a Fujita shirt but she took it off, threw it at Fujita and shook hands with Ohka. Now the challenge was for a 4-on-3 Tag match. A brawl broke out and the Ganpuro side came out on top to end the show.

Despite losing his match tonight, Chikara promised he will wrestle at 120% when he & Yumehito Imanari fight Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie on 23rd September.

Hayato Mashita’s High Kicks are dangerous! He knocked out GENTARO with one but also accidentally it his partner Yukihiro Abe with another to cost them the match. Abe was pinned by Shinichiro Tominaga but isn’t convinced he can do it again so he challenged Tominaga to a singles match. When GENTARO came to Tominaga jokingly told him good morning and also to watch out for Mashita’s High Kick.

Osamu Namiguchi said he noticed a change in Tigger Bedscene as they wrestled each other. There was a tense moment when Bedscene responded but they both started laughing and the tension disappeared.


August 29, 2015


150 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yuka Sakazaki defeated MIZUHO with an Oklahoma Roll (7:19).
2. Miyu Yamashita defeated Rika Tatsumi with the Attitude Adjustment (5:22).
3. Hyper Misao defeated Nonoko by Countout (9:45).
4. Saki Akai & Ai Shimizu defeated Syoko Nakajima & Akane Miura when Akai pinned Nakajima with the Rookie Award (9:44).

Two matches had to be changed when KANNA injured her left orbital bone during the week. She was unable to wrestle but hopes to be back for the 22nd September Shinjuku FACE show. Ai Shimizu took her place in the main event tag match. Rika Tatsumi was taken out of the 3 Way Match and put in Shimizu’s original spot against Miyu Yamashita.

Saki Akai couldn’t believe it when she pinned Syoko Nakajima in the main event. Akai came to the conclusion that Nakajima winning the Tokyo Princess Cup was just a fluke and is nothing to worry about. Akai will instead go visit a farm with the rest of Biishiki-gun and pick up some prunes and blueberries to eat on the way home. Nakajima said she will accept today’s defeat but her winning the tournament was not a fluke! She is sure things will change in one month’s time when she and Akai will fight alone.

Hyper Misao scored an upset victory over Nonoko by tricking her to come out of the ring. She tried the plan twice, the first time Misao tied Nonoko with a piece of cloth to a pedestal but Nonoko freed herself and made it back to the ring in time. The second time worked when Misao pushed Nonoko into the corner ring post, dazing her long enough to get counted out. Misao was thrilled to get her first victory in Tokyo Joshi Pro and promised she will debut a new superhero costume at Shinjuku FACE next month.

A new girl named Azusa will debut at Shinjuku FACE. She is from Tokyo, is 161cm high, weighs 47kg and trained in kickboxing. Her opponent in her debut match is Miyu Yamashita.


August 28, 2015


Shin-kiba 1st RING
324 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Tetsuya Endo & Ryuichi Sekine defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Kota Umeda when Endo pinned Umeda with the Torture Rack Bomb (9:05).
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuka Sakazaki defeated MIZUHO with a School Boy (8:19).
3. Shinkiba Famous Golden Love Lotion Title – Ladder Match: Jaki Numazawa & Takayuki Ueki defeated Hiroshi Fukuda & Seiya Morohashi when Numazawa grabbed the lotion (14:13).
*Jaki Numazawa becomes the 1st Shinkiba Famous Golden Love Lotion Champion.
4. Somigaku-gatana & Yasuura No defeated Choun-Shiryu & Cao Zhang when Somato pinned Shiryu with the Shin Somato (15:05).
5. Koshien Finals Of Summer: Isami Kodaka defeated Atsushi Maruyama with the Running Isamuashi Homerun (19:01).

A notable journalist was in the crowd to watch DDT for the first time. Yoichi Watanabe was kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2010 and kept captive for five months until he was freed. Isami Kodaka invited him into the ring after the main event for a toast.

A brand new championship was introduced for wrestlers to get their hands on, although it is a little bit slippy. The Shinkiba Famous Golden Love Lotion Title was on the line in a Ladder Match. A bottle of lotion was hung over the ring and whoever climbed the ladder and grabbed it was declared the winner. However there was other bottles of lotion around ringside that could be used. Takayuki Ueki was fixated on using the lotion to wash his chest hair. He also pulled a gun on everybody. Seiya Morohashi was pinned down with the ladder while Hiroshi Fukuda and Jaki Numazawa both climbed to the top despite being covered in lotion. Fukuda had a microphone and he asked Numazawa to sing with him. He did but it was a trick! Fukuda grabbed Numazawa and yelled he was going to do the Perfect Plex off the ladder. However Fukuda instead lost his grip because of the lotion and slipped off the ladder, Numazawa alone to grab the lotion bottle. He and Ueki celebrated the victory by hugging each other’s slippy bodies.

Yuka Sakazaki and MIZUHO both wrestled in yukatas. They used a water gun and rubber floating ring during their match.

Today was the first day of voting for the 2015 DDT Dramatic General Election. Although he wasn’t wrestling on the show, Makoto Oishi was in attendance trying to win votes by giving free hugs to people.

Time To Go Back To Normal, Whatever Normal Is In DDT

August 24, 2015


1. Yuka Sakazaki Vs MIZUHO
2. Miyu Yamashita Vs Ai Shimizu
3. 3 Way Match: Nonoko Vs Rika Tatsumi Vs Hyper Misao
4. Saki Akai & KANNA Vs Syoko Nakajima & Akane Miura

It must have been a confusing weekend for KANNA. She got a bump in Twitter followers when the other Kana appeared on screen at NXT TakeOver. WWE spelt Kana’s name with two ‘N’s leading some thirsty fans to KANNA’s Twitter account by mistake.

Miyu Yamashita had her debut shoot boxing bout on 21st August at the “GIRLS S-CUP 2015” event in Tokyo. She fought Yurika GSB in the 54kg weight class. Unfortunately Yamashita lost the fight by unanimous decision after three rounds. Yamashita said she felt embarrassed by the defeat because she carried the weight of Tokyo Joshi Pro on her shoulders and let everybody down. However she would like to get another fight and will train more in shoot boxing for the time being.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki
2. 4 Way Match: Kazuki Hirata Vs Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Masa Takanashi Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
3. Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
4. Kota Ibushi & Suguru Miyatake Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo
5. Yukio Sakaguchi & KUDO Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Akito

No rest for the wicked. We have new matches and a few title bouts coming up. Team Drift defend their KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles against Smile Squash this weekend. The newly named #OhkaEmpire wanted a rematch with Drift but it was denied. However Shigehiro Irie gave credit to Ken Ohka and said he was a surprisingly strong opponent. He would like to fight that Ken Ohka again someday. But Drift wants to defend their titles against other teams before #OhkaEmpire gets another shot.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Mitomi Masayuki & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kazuhiro Tamura & Daisuke Kanehira
2. Hiroshi Fukuda, Ayumu Honda, Mame Endo & X Vs Kazuhiko Ogasawara, Ryu Gouma, Seiya Morohashi & Macho Michaels
3. Cherry & Masako Takanashi Vs & Aoi Kizuki & Ladybeard
4. Mio Shirai Vs Jun Kasai
5. Shuji Ishikawa & Daichi Kazato Vs Go Shiozaki & Kotaro Suzuki
6. Union MAX Title: FUMA (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

The 8-Man Tag is going to be themed around Judo Vs Karate. Hiroshi Fukuda will be in Judo-gun mode and believes the future of martial arts rests on the result of the match.

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 4”, 06/09/2015
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano
2. 4 Way Tag Team Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi Vs Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki Vs HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo

Antonio Honda and Yasu Urano will meet in a non-title match a week before they go at it for the DDT Extreme Title.

DDT “OSAKA BAY BLUES SPECIAL 2015”, 13/09/2015
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2

1. DDT Extreme Title: Antonio Honda (c) Vs Yasu Urano
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & KUDO Vs HARASHIMA & Akito
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo

Happy Motels are the first team to challenge the Golden☆Storm Riders for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Kota Ibushi said his entire body feels sore after yesterday’s match. Tetsuya Endo said he and Konosuke Takeshita wanted to go after the tag titles as soon as he came back from injury. He has been waiting for the chance to reclaim the belts ever since they lost them in Saitama back in February. Daisuke Sasaki does not want to defend the titles, possibly ever. But he has to.

Shoichi Uchida and Kiai Ryuuken Ecchan are booked for the show.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Animal Planet Special 3 Way Match: J-Soul Pandita III IV Vs Neko Nitta Vs Kris Wolf
2. Go Beyond The Asia ~3rd Generation Grandson Vs 94th All Asia Tag Team Champions~: Chikara & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Stardom wrestler Kris Wolf makes her Ganpuro debut in one of the weirdest looking 3 Way matches ever.

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs X

Yukio Sakaguchi announced his first KO-D Openweight Title defence will take place on 27th September against an opponent to be determined. Sakaguchi said it was a strange feeling when he woke up this morning after the night he had. He was surprised by the amount of messages he received congratulating him on his title victory. The most special of which came from his estranged father Seiji Sakaguchi. In regards to Shuten-dōji, Yukio said yesterday’s match resulted in their bonds becoming even stronger. He also thought the liquor they all drank together after the match was delicious.


August 23, 2015


Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
6,670 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. King Of Dark Title: “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa defeated Gota Ihashi (c) with a School Boy (5:15).
*D8 for Gota Ihashi.
1. Mao Inoue & Mizuki Watase Debut Match: Yasu Urano, Akito & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kota Umeda, Mao Inoue & Mizuki Watase defeated when Akito submitted Watase with the Scorpion Lock (10:07).
2. Time Difference Tag Battle Royal: Aja Kong & Makoto Oishi defeated LiLiCo & Suguru Miyatake when Kong pinned Miyatake with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (16:41).
Order Of Elimination: MIKAMI & Shunma Katsumata, Gorgeous Matsuno & Great Kojika, Hoshitango & Mio Shirai, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki, Hiroshi Fukuda & Yoshihiko and Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata.
3. DDT Extreme Title – Uchikami! Presents Blindfold Bra Stripping Tiger Trap Death Match: Antonio Honda (c) defeated Masa Takanashi when Honda stripped Takanashi of his bra (15:10).
*V1 for Antonio Honda.
4. Tetsuya Endo Comeback Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Tetsuya Endo with the German Suplex (13:32).
5. Genichiro Tenryu Retirement Road Round 15: Genichiro Tenryu, Sanshiro Takagi & Saki Akai defeated Shuji Ishikawa, Kazusada Higuchi & Meiko Satomura when Takagi pinned Higuchi with the Sit Down Himawaro Bomb (13:109.
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) defeated Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka when Takao pinned Ohka with the Gin And Tonic (12:35).
*V4 for Team Dream Futures.
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi (c) when Ibushi pinned Sekimoto with the Phoenix Splash (21:33).
*Strong BJ fail in V5. The Golden☆Storm Riders become the 52nd KO-D Tag Team Champions!
8. Dramatic Dream Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated HARASHIMA with the High Fly Flow (17:00).
9. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated KUDO (c) with the Right Knee Of God (21:20).
*KUDO fails in V1. Yukio Sakaguchi becomes the 54th KO-D Openweight Champion!


The biggest DDT show on the calander has come and gone for another year. Sumo Hall was host to the seventh “PETER PAN” supershow, so called because everybody in DDT are adults who refuse to grow up. However long time followers of the company should notice something odd about the attendence. This was the seventh straight Super No Vacancy Full House for “PETER PAN” but DDT only announced a crowd of 6,670 fans in attendance. That is around 2,000-2,500 less than their previous announced attendances in the building. Even weirder is how the show has been advertised as being sold out for weeks until more seats near the entrance (which was a lot bigger this year) were made available days before the show. Either DDT booked less seats in the building this year or maybe they are being more honest about their crowd numbers. DDT will have two shows in Sumo Hall next year on 21st March and 28th August. It will be interesting to see what they draw for both events. Also this was a really long show. The dark match began at 13:45 local time and ended at around 19:00.



The main event was between two good friends turned rivals. KUDO put the KO-D Openweight Title on the line against Yukio Sakaguchi in the battle of Shuten-dōji. Sakaguchi went into the match with his hair, beard and eyebrows dyed gold for the occassion. The third member of the stable Masa Takanashi spent the match standing at a neutral corner, refusing to pick a side. The match was as kick heavy as expected. Sakaguchi kicked out of the Diving Double Knee Drop while KUDO survived the Cobra Clutch. Sakaguchi ran to the ropes for the Penalty Kick but KUDO met him on the rebound with a Backspin Kick. KUDO went for the Diving Double Knee Drop again but Sakaguchi met him with the Flying Knee Strike followed by the Right Knee Of God in the corner for the three count.


KUDO was stunned by the result but accepted defeat and wrapped the belt around Sakaguchi’s waist. After the two hugged each other Sakaguchi was handed the giant cheque of 2 million yen from Good Com Assets. All of Shuten-dōji agreed to literally split the cheque three ways and share it with each other. Sakaguchi spoke on the mic and said he lived a life well worn. Today he arrived at this wonderful ring after wrestling for three years. He said he achieved his dream ambition of winning the KO-D Title and he did so on the big stage along with his “big brother” KUDO. Sakaguchi said tomorrow will be the beginning of his second chapter and he challenged anyone to take the belt from him. The show ended with all three approaching a shrine placed by the ring entrance. Sakaguchi stood in the shrine and was lifted up by the DDT wrestlers. He was paraded around ringside to celebrate his championship victory before reuniting with KUDO & Takanashi for a toast that involved banging a festival drum and drinking sake.


Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated HARASHIMA in the Dramatic Dream Match between two aces. HARASHIMA had the crowd support in his favour but Tanahashi took control by targeting his opponent’s left knee. The crowd booed but Tanahashi ignored it to focus on the match. However he did take time to play the air guitar while working the knee for more heel heat. HARASHIMA turned the tables when he sent Tanahashi into the turnbuckles with the John Woo Dropkick. Foot Stomps and a Superplex couldn’t put the New Japan superstar away and he regained control with the Dragon Screw followed by a Texas Cloverleaf. HARASHIMA fought back with a High Kick but his Somato attempt was countered into the Sling Blade. HARASHIMA eventually hit the Somato but was in too much pain to get the pin in time. He went for the Swan Dive Somato but Tanahashi avoided it. HARASHIMA hit a stiff punch out of desperation but Tanahashi gave him the Dharma Suplex and won with the the High Fly Flow. After the match HARASHIMA offered to shake hands but Tanahashi refused. Tanahashi recently said in a podcast that he hates shaking hands after a match and he doesn’t understand why some wrestlers do it immediately after a heated fight. Tanahashi vented his frustrations in the post-match interview.


Finally one of the strongest teams in Japan was defeated to bring the KO-D Tag Team Titles back to DDT. The Golden☆Storm Riders beat Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi when Kota Ibushi pinned Sekimoto for the first time in his career. Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki had some help with a trolley at ringside to wheel the champions down the entrance ramp to the ringside floor. Sasaki did a high risk dive off the top rope to a seated Okabayashi at ringside. The champions powered their way into control and German Suplexed Sasaki into oblivion. The Riders came back when Sasaki lifted up Sasaki in the Electric Chair position on the ring apron. Ibushi jumped onto the top rope behind them, grabbed Sekimoto and German Suplexed him into the ring! Sasaki wiped out Okabayashi with a Suicide Dive allowing Ibushi to pin Sekimoto with the Phoenix Splash.


Ken Ohka is the most important part of the Gunma Wrestle Dream Factory, at least according to Super Sasadango Machine’s PowerPoint presentation. The presentations is title “How Ken Ohka is the 6-Man Tag Team Champion” and it contained a secret Sasadango discovered about Ohka. Aparrantly on 8th April, 1977 Ohka’s parents visited Tokyo to watch Antonio Inoki fight Muhammad Ali. That was also the night when Ken Ohka was conceived which means Inoki’s fighting spirit is indirectly tied to Ohka’s genes! Illustrations of Ohka doing Inoki’s grounded leg kicks were shown on the screen. The plan was fot Ohka to cut down Team Drift with the Leg Kicks then shove their faces into Danshoku Dino’s backside. The parasites in Dino’s rear end will fill the victim’s nasal cavity and render him light headed, allowing Sasadango to finish the job. The plan didn’t work as intended. Team Drift weren’t going to lose the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles when they were debuting new outfits. Soma Takao was hit with Ohka’s Leg Kicks, Dino’s Danshoku Driver and then Sasadango’s Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock but he was saved by his partners from getting pinned. Ohka went for the Spear Of Flame but Keisuke Ishii stopped him dead with the Kneel Kick. Takao then hit the Gin And Tonic to score a successful title defence and remain undefeated in “PETER PAN”. After the match Dino, Sasadango & Ohka regrouped and decided on a new permanent unit name. Taking inspiration on Ohka’s growth from young lion to champion they chose the name #OhkaEmpire (#大家帝国). They asked for a title rematch to take place at Korakuen Hall on 27th September but Ishii refused and the champs walked out.


“Thunder Storm” played over the speakers to mark the one time appearance of Genichiro Tenryu in DDT! Saki Akai wore a new all white costume to mark the occasion while Meiko Satomura tried her best to keep Tenryu and Shuji Ishikawa from going at it before the bell. Tenryu punched her in the face. He did it again to counter a Short Range Lariat. Satomura got some measure of revenge with a few Low Kicks. She had a much easier time in the ring with Akai. Tenryu did more of his punches but this time to Kazusada Higuchi. The match broke down with all six fighting in the ring until Sanshiro Takagi slammed Higuchi with the Spiccoli Driver and then joined Tenryu in giving Higuchi a Lariat Sandwich. One Sit Down Himawari Bomb later and it was all over.


Tetsuya Endo is back and Konosuke Takeshita got new wrestling gear to celebrate. They also had a match together. Both men wanted to steal the show and went full blast. Endo was surely trying to make up for lost time. He went for the Sky Twister Press but missed, allowing Takeshita to hit a Lariat and then the German Suplex to win. This was Takeshita’s first win in a “PETER PAN” show as well as in Sumo Hall.


I write up a paragraph about how today could be Antonio Honda’s time in the spotlight. Then Honda picks a wacky stipulation for his DDT Extreme Title defence involving bras, blindfolds and a gigantic claw trap. I really should have seen this coming. Honda wanted a match based on fear and decided a Blindfold Bra Stripping Tiger Trap Death Match was most suitable. Both himself and Masa Takanashi had to wear a blindfold and a bra. Meanwhile a large tiger trap was placed in the ring for them to avoid. The match could be won by usual means or by stripping the opponent of his bra. Late in the match, Honda found a mic and told the audience to give him their bras so he could power up just like how Goku can gather energy from other living beings! Cameraman Norikazu Fujioka answered the call and took his shirt off to reveal his bra. Honda said needed more. Suddenly Michael Nakazawa appears wearing a bra! Nakazawa said he took a flight from Singapore this morning to be at the show and he wants to help his friend Honda. Honda was given the bras and he wrapped them around his fist. He climbed the ropes and delivered the Diving Fist Drop… right into the tiger trap! Takanashi got his hands on Honda and tried to capitalise with the Takatonic but he himself then stepped onto the tiger trap! Honda ripped off Takanashi’s bra and was declared the winner! Takanashi had to drag along the tiger trap stuck to his leg as he walked backstage.


LiLiCo made her official pro wrestling debut despite winning the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title at last year’s “PETER PAN” show. She was in a Tag Team Battle Royal with Suguru Miyatake as her partner and wore an eye-catching black outfit with wings and face paint over her eyes. She & Miyatake were one of the final two teams along with Aja Kong & Makoto Oishi. Kong was holding the Iron Man Title LiLiCo wanted but Kong was too powerful for both her and Miyatake. Kong pinned Miyatake but after the match raised LiLiCo’s hand as a show of respect. LiLiCo snuck behind Kong and School Boyed her to try and win the Iron Man Title but Kong kicked out. Kong angrily told LiLiCo “Welcome to professional wrestling!” and challenged LiLiCo to try and take the belt from her anytime, anyplace.

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Mao Inoue & Mizuki Watase both made their debuts in the opening match. Inoue wore black and purple camouflage shorts while Watase’s ring gear was in black and gold. They were put through the grind by Yasu Urano, Akito & Ryota Nakatsu. Akito even dared them to do their best Dropkicks on him. The rookies showed some spirit but Akito put an end to it when he tapped out Watase with the Scorpion Lock.


“Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa didn’t understand the rules of the King Of Dark Championship and before the match began said he will win the title. Gota Ihashi convinced the ref to do fast counts but it backfired when Ichikawa pinned him and got a fast three count. Afterwards Ichikawa was confused because he wasn’t given the championship for winning the match. Ihashi tried to retire the belt but Amon Tsurumi refused to let it happen. Stalker demanded to have the belt. Tsurumi told him to go back to Kobe.

Kota Ibushi will release his autobiography on 28th October. There will be two versions available: “The Strongest Edition” and “The Most Mad Edition”.

Two guest names were announced for “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2015” on 28th November. Comedians RG and Ryota Yamasato will both wrestle at the show. Yamasato was sitting by the commentary table during the announcement and he was surprised to learn he will be wrestling.

Muscle Sakai will film DDT’s second movie “DDT Liberal Arts Pro Wrestling” later this year. The first movie “DDT Wrestling Cannonball 2014” was released on DVD today and available at the show.

This was already announced back in February but as a reminder DDT will hold two shows in Sumo Hall next year. The dates are 21st March and 28th August. A Falls Count Anywhere Street Wrestling Treasure Hunt match was confirmed for the 21st March show.