July 30, 2016


Tokyo Akasaka Sacas
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1. Akito defeated Gota Ihashi with a Figure Four Leg Lock (9:26).
2. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Ishii pinned Oishi with the Tiger Suplex (10:45).
3. Tetsuya Endo defeated MAO with the Torture Rack Bomb (8:47).
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda when Takeshita pinned Umeda with the German Suplex (15:06).

A case of Suntory drinks were awarded to the winners of every match throughout the series. Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda were also given a Meat Milage Card that allows them to buy 10,000 yen worth of steak across the country. Takeshita used it immediately.


Tokyo Akasaka Sacas
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1. Hi69 defeated SAGAT with the Stuka Splash (7:30).
2. Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Ryu Gouma with the Thrust Kick (7:17).
3. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when Sekine pinned Kubo with the Let’s Combine (11:33).
4. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Isami Kodaka & Daichi Kazato when Hiroshi pinned Kazato with the Perfect Plex (14:18).

Ryu Gouma didn’t want to risk injury before BASARA’s show in Shin-Kiba the next day so he offered to forfeit his match with Takumi Tsukamoto. In return he wanted to take one third of Tsukamoto’s prize. Tsukamoto accepted the offer but it was a trick! Gouma rolled up Tsukamoto but couldn’t pin him. Gouma later tried to hit him with his law book but he got a Thrust Kick to the face for his troubles.

Hi69 won the Meat Milage Card on the this show. Ryuichi Sekine somehow got his hands on the card and bought 3,000 yen worth of steak for himself after the show.


Tokyo Akasaka Sacas
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1. Makoto Oishi defeated Rekka with the Miracle Ecstasy (9:03).
2. Daiki Shimomura & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani & Akito when Shimomura pinned Shimatani with a Moonsault (11:07).
3. Soma Takao defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Gin And Tonic (9:02).
4. Kazusada Higuchi & MAO defeated Kota Umeda & Guanchulo when Higuchi pinned Guanchulo with the Doctor Bomb (13:32).

MAO wasn’t allowed to have the Suntory prize because he is only 19 and too young to drink alcohol. He was given natural water instead.


Tokyo Akasaka Sacas
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1. Tetsuya Endo defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Torture Rack Bomb (7:53).
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Hoshitango when Sasaki pinned Hoshitango with the Diving Elbow Drop (10:07).
3. Soma Takao defeated Danshoku Dino by Disqualification because Dino did a lewd act (8:07).
4. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano defeated Toru Owashi & Guanchulo when HARASHIMA pinned Guanchulo with the Somato (12:08).

Danshoku Dino’s desire for Soma Takao was so strong it cost him the match. Amon Tsurumi and the referee tried to cut in and stop Dino when he went out of control but he rendered the ref unconscious with the Lip Lock. Tsurumi had to call for the bell and disqualify Dino when he couldn’t revive the ref.


Tokyo Akasaka Sacas
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1. Keisuke Ishii & Akito defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda when Akito submitted Umeda with a Crab Hold (11:33).
2. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Gota Ihashi with a Diving Body Press (7:20).
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Makoto Oishi & MAO when Takeshita pinned MAO with the German Suplex (11:38).

Two Meat Milage Cards were awarded on this show. They were given to the pairings of Keisuke Ishii & Akito and Konosuke Takeshita & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. A famished Takeshita tucked into a steak meal in the ring during the show’s closure.



July 29, 2016


BASARA “VAJRA 16 ~FLAWLESS~”, 28/07/2016
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
203 Fans

1. Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto defeated Daichi Kazato & Tsutomu Oosugi when Nakatsu pinned Kazato with the V Slider (10:06).
2. Reverse Wrestling Court: Hi69 defeated Ryu Gouma and Atsushi Maruyama when Hi69 pinned both Gouma and Maruyama with the Stuka Splash (11:13).
*Hi69 is not guilty.
3. Chain Match: Yusuke Kubo defeated SAGAT by Referee Stoppage with a Chain-Assisted Camel Clutch (12:38).
4. TLC Match: FUMA defeated Takumi Tsukamoto with the Heavy Metal Anthem (13:35).
5. Special Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Masamune defeated Kengo Mashimo & Madoka when Kodaka pinned Madoka with the Zeyyari (16:53).
6. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Ryuichi Sekine with the Perfect Plex (15:12).

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi’s claim of being the best wrestler, “foriegn” or otherwise in BASARA stays intact with a win over Ryuichi Sekine. Hiroshi mentioned this was his fifth singles match with Sekine and his first victory against him.

Kengo Mashimo had to be held back from Isami Kodaka after their tag match. Mashimo yelled that it wasn’t over between them two. Kodaka said he was holding the 2nd ever Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament on 28th September and he wants Mashimo to enter. Mashimo considered but when he found out Daisuke Sekimoto and Yasu Urano were also entering he accepted the invitation.

The feud between Tsukasaga Army and the Kotetsu Gundan came to a conclusion with two different hardcore matches. Kotetsu Gundan came out on top of both bouts to definitively win the feud. In the Chain Match Yusuke Kubo choked out SAGAT with the chain, forcing the referee to call for the bell. Although the unit feud is over, the rivalry between these two may return in the future. FUMA then defeated Takumi Tsukamoto in a TLC Match. Tsukamoto admitted defeat and called FUMA a strong wrestler even if his heavy metal antics get in the way. FUMA then began to ramble on about instrumental songs and how they emit a melody of sorrow without the need for words. He offered a truce to Tsukamoto. Together they can be comrades united by hearts made out of the same steel. Tsukamoto called himself the Ballad Fighter and gave the heavy metal hand sign. Backstage, Tsukamoto and Kubo announced the official name of their unit. Gone is Kotetsu Gundan, now they are IRON PRIEST!

Beer Garden Fight 2016

July 26, 2016

DDT’s summer tradition is now in a new home. This year’s Beer Garden week takes place in Shinjuku FACE instead of Shin-Kiba 1st RING. Most of the shows are put together by a different wrestler or group every night. What follows is a whirlwind of beer and creativity with some crazy match ideas and side events.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2016 ~DDT DAY~”, 08/08/2016
Shinjuku FACE

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Toru Owashi
*Toru Owashi will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

The week is supposed to begin with a KO-D Openweight Title match. This could change if Toru Owashi loses his Right To Challenge contract to someone else before then.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Scary Story That Surrounds Yukio Sakaguchi: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs X
2. Glove Match: Saki Akai Vs Gota Ihashi (Special Referee: KUDO)

Two Beer Garden traditions take place here. First is Hisaya Imabayashi telling a scary ghost story. The other is Gota Ihashi getting punched in the head so many times that it should be registered as a crime. This year might be more pleasant for him since he’s fighting the love of his life Saki Akai.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Happy Motels Dinner Show: X Vs X
2. Tuxedo Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi

Next up Happy Motels will go the classy route. Konosuke Takeshita and Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi wrestling in tuxedos. What could go wrong?

Shinjuku FACE

1. Objectively And Scientifically Determine The Group Leader Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
2. Lariat Pro Vs Knee Pro: Keisuke Ishii & Tanomusaku Toba Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Daiki Shimomura
3. Beer Garden Specialty Falls Count Anywhere Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs X
4. Something By Danshoku Dino: Danshoku Dino Vs X

There is usually one match where there is nothing but Lariats or Jumping Knee Strikes. Danshoku Dino decided to kill two birds with one stone. Meanwhile NωA fights among themselves to determine who is the leader.

Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT Grand Sumo Tournament Summer Tournament: X Vs X
2. Akito Produce Match: Akito Vs Danshoku Dino

Smile Squash like their sumo tournaments.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Fat Lumberjack Match: Shuji Ishikawa Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani (Lumberjacks: Mad Paulie, Gota Ihashi)
2. Rounds Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
3. Survival Anywhere Blindfold Bra 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi Vs Yoshiko
4. Hardcore 6-Man Tag Team Match: Shuji Ishikawa, Mad Paulie & Tetsuya Endo Vs Masashi Takeda, Kazusada Higuchi & Choun-Shiryu

Oh dear God whose idea was it to put Yoshiko in the Blindfold Bra match?

Shinjuku FACE

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuu Vs Akane Miura
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Syoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

The last day begins with the final rounds of the Tokyo Princess Cup.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2016 ~DDT DAY~”, 13/08/2016
Shinjuku FACE

So far nothing is announced for the final day. Since it is the final DDT show before “PETER PAN 2016” expect things to go out of control.

Speedball In DNA, DAMNATION & NωA Meet Again, New Peter Pan Bouts

July 26, 2016

DDT “DNA 19”, 06/08/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. MAO & Rekka Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata
3. Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo Vs Mike Bailey & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda

Mike Bailey’s tour of Japan now includes a stop in DNA.

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 13”, 06/08/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match C Vs Winners Of Match D
3. Infomercial Match – Shosen: X Vs X
4. Single Match To Assess If KENSO Can Wrestle At Ryogoku On 28th August: Sanshiro Takagi Vs KENSO
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Tournament – Final: Winners Of Semi Final 1 Vs Winners Of Semi Final 2

If T2Hide make it to the Semi-Finals then Sanshiro Takagi will have to wrestle twice on this show.

Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Akane Miura Vs Syoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao & Yuu
1. NωA Road To DDT Fes 2016 ~ Sasadango Teaches How To Survive Showbiz: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Antonio Honda, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Lady Beard & Gorgeous Matsuno
2. KUDO Comeback ~YELLOW DRAGON COME BACK!!~: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito & Yasu Urano
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: ??? (c) Vs Reika Saiki Vs X
4. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Terry Funk, Sanshiro Takagi & NOSAWA Rongai Vs Great Kabuki, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda
5. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Dick Togo & Mike Bailey
6. AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Hikaru Sato (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. DDT Extreme Title – Watase Contra Watase: LiLiCo (c) Vs Danshoku Dino
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: Ken Ohka & KAI (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto
9. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

Dick Togo wants revenge on Daisuke Sasaki for attacking him at Korakuen Hall last week. He also wants to teach Tetsuya Endo a lesson after he tried to get in the way of Togo’s confrontation with Sasaki in Yokohama this past weekend. He challenged both of them to a Tag Team match but didn’t realise he needed a partner. Amon Tsurumi solved that problem by pairing him with Bailey.


July 25, 2016


DDT “HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES 2016”, 24/07/2016
Tokyo Big Sight
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Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Tag Match: Konosuke Takashita & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Sanshiro Takagi & MAO and Soma Takao & Kota Umeda when Takeshita pinned MAO with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster onto the floor (19:27).


DDT returned to the HandMade In Japan Festival for another Street Wrestling match. The bout took place over at the Music & Play Stage and began with Sanshiro Takagi climbing a table to get everyone chanting along with his theme song. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi arrived wearing new leopard print wrestling gear. When the match began Konosuke Takeshita throwing Soma Takao onto the ground with an Arm Drag. Takao yelled the move didn’t hurt. Takagi and Kota Umeda wrestled until others come in and formed a chain of submission holds with Takai and Umeda in the centre. When the chain broke Takagi held Umeda in a Headlock and dragged him off the stage. He yelled at everyone to take the match outside!


The match found its way over to the café area and they wrestled while other festival visitors were eating their meals. Umeda held MAO upside down inside a rubbish bin and then a link of Figure Four Neck Locks were formed. Takagi encouraged the crowd to take pictures of the chain before it broke apart. The fight then made its way back to the stage.


Hiroshi made it to the stage first and grabbed a microphone. “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Everyone gather around. My name is Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. Although Japanese people do not know this, the top level of artists really come from the United States. I would like to show this off by singing a song to everyone today.” But before Hiroshi could sing, Takagi attacked him from behind. Takagi wanted to sing instead and began to play air guitar to “Jagged Heart Lullabye”. Hiroshi chased Takagi away and tried to sing again. While he got the crowd to clap along, Takagi returned on his Comat Bicycle and pushed Hiroshi off the stage. Amon Tsurumi and Yukinori Matsui were worried by what they just saw. If that microphone Hiroshi was holding got damaged there would have been Hell to pay!


Takagi next cycled towards Takeshita and ran him over while yelling “Die, Takeshita!” MAO then did a Moonsault from the stage onto Takeshita & Hiroshi. Takao & Umeda pushed out a pallet truck with Kazusada Higuchi standing on it and used it to crash into Takagi’s bicycle. MAO countered a Power Bomb from Takeshita into a Hurricanrana for a nearfall. Takeshita grabbed MAO again and gave him a Vertical Drop Brainbuster for the three count. After the match Takeshita invited the crowd to follow DDT and come see them at Sumo Hall on 28th August. The festival chairman came out and congratulated the wrestlers for a good show.


July 25, 2016


Osaka Okinawa Hall
167 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs OSAKA Joshi Wrestling: Sawako Shimono & Rina Yamashita defeated Mitomi Masayuki & Chikara when Yamashita pinned Masayuki with a Samson Clutch Cutback (8:36).
2. Hybrid☆Ganbare: Takaku Fuke defeated Takafumi Ito with a Cross Armbreaker (10:59).
3. Ganpuro In OSAKA Special Tag Match: Shota & TORU defeated YO-HEY & Shinichiro Tominaga when Shota submitted Tominaga with the Sharpshooter (14:12).
4. Yukihiro Abe Tomodachi-gun Graduation Test: Minoru Fujita defeated Yukihiro Abe with the Tombstone Piledriver (17:42).
5. Ganpuro Hardcore Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Ai Shimizu defeated Yumehito Imanari & Bambi when Ohka pinned Imanari with the Spear Of Flame (12:51).

Each wrestler in the main event brought along a weapon to use in the Hardcore Match. Yumehito Imanari brought a bag of candy to slam his opponents onto, Bambi had her trusty whip, Ai Shimizu carried a kunai and Ken Ohka found a cushion. Needless to say the ring was left in a mess by the end of the match. Ohka Headbutted Imanari, gave him a Brainbuster onto the candy and finished him off with the Spear Of Flame. Ohka was pleased with Ganbare☆Wrestling’s first show in Osaka and marvelled at how far Ganpuro has grown in its 3 years of existence.

Yukihiro Abe got his opportunity to show he was no longer under Minoru Fujita’s control. The former Tomodachi-gun partners held nothing back as they fought each other. Abe reversed a Tombstone Piledriver but Fujita kicked out and succeeded with a second Tombstone to win. Fujita tried to be sympathetic to the Osaka crowd by calling Abe his friend. He claimed he was selfish to split up Tomodachi-gun and it was painful to see how Abe was now all alone. He was responsible for Abe’s growth as a wrestler but he accepts that Abe may not be suitable for the wrestling life. If Abe only wants to wrestle for fun from now on then so be it. Fujita then bid him adieu.


July 23, 2016


Yokohama Radiant Hall
316 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Masahiro Takanashi defeated Gota Ihashi with the Akvavit (7:16).
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda defeated Soma Takao & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Sakaguchi submitted Matsunaga with the Cobra Clutch (9:48).
3. Shuji Ishikawa defeated Guanchulo with the Fire Thunder (4:00).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Super Sasadango Machine when Oishi pinned Machine with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (9:59).
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase when Endo pinned Watase with the Torture Rack Bomb (14:24).
6. HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano defeated Ken Ohka, KAI & Shota when HARASHIMA pinned Shota with the Somato (18:28).
7. Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Honda submitted Hirata with a Manjigatame (14:41).

Kazuki Hirata spoke on Toru Owashi’s behalf before the main event began. Hirata warned Konosuke Takeshita that Owashi will be seriously strong when they fight for the KO-D Openweight Title at Beer Garden Week, so Takeshita better be prepared! The bell rang and Hirata charged at Takeshita. He took a boot to the face and was almost immediately pinned but he just kicked out before three. Takeshita later took out Owashi with a Plancha out of the ring. Antonio Honda then submitted Hirata with a Manjigatame after he avoided the Viagra Driver. Honda said he could see the look of wonder on Owashi’s face as he wrestled with Takeshita. Honda now looks forward to watching the title match. Takeshita told Owashi he is ready even if Owashi fights at 120%.

KAI was really happy to be back home in Yokohama. He went around singing the Yokohama Baystars cheer song during the show’s opening announcements. However his team’s game plan against Smile Squash fell apart when he accidentally Clotheslined both Shota and Ken Ohka. There was some recovery and the KO-D Tag Team Champions were able to hit HARASHIMA with the Double Spear Of Flame. Unfortunately Shota was the legal man and he failed to capitalise. HARASHIMA recovered, hit the Somato and won the match for Smile Squash. KAI sang the Baystars song again backstage to cheer his team up.

Daisuke Sasaki continued to attack Team DNA after DAMNATION defeated them. This prompted Dick Togo to run out and confront Sasaki for what he did to him at Korakuen Hall last week. Mad Paulie stood in his way but Togo said Sasaki’s pet is also his pet, so sit! Paulie did what Togo said and backed off. Tetsuya Endo blindsided Togo with a Dropkick from behind. Togo retaliated with a Lariat and gave Sasaki the Pedigree. He then challenged Sasaki & Endo to a tag team match at “PETER PAN 2016” in Sumo Hall. Amon Tsurumi stepped in and asked if Togo had a partner? Togo admitted he hadn’t thought that far ahead. Tsurumi decided that Mike Bailey will team with Togo to take on DAMNATION!

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Title tournament began with NωA performing their single “Never Give Up ☆ I LOVE YOU”. Super Sasadango Machine clapped to the song even though he was on the other team. Danshoku Dino questioned Sasadango’s priorities since he is wrestling for Fantastic Memories while managing NωA. Sasadango assured Dino he wanted to win the 6-Man Tag Titles. That became questionable when Sasadango held back from fighting with Makoto Oishi during the match. His Lehmann Shock attempt was unusual and allowed Oishi to cradle him into the match winning pin. Sasadango praised NωA for the win and said they passed their first test. He then apologised to the rest of Fantastic Memories for being careless and promised they will get another opportunity to go after the titles. In a backstage interview Sasadango said he wants Dick Togo to be the NωA’s fourth member.