DDT “DNA 21 ~THANK YOU KITAZAWA TOWN HALL! THE LAST PRO WRESTLING BEFORE RENOVATION~” Results

September 30, 2016

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DDT “DNA 21 ~THANK YOU KITAZAWA TOWN HALL! THE LAST PRO WRESTLING BEFORE RENOVATION~”, 30/09/2016
Kitazawa Town Hall
177 Fans

1. Ryuichi Sekine defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Let’s Combine (7:49).
2. Keisuke Ishii defeated Rekka with the Tiger Suplex (8:00).
3. NωA Sub-Leader Playoff: MAO defeated Makoto Oishi with the Chile Driver (6:25).
4. Same Grade Of Claim: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (11:03).
5. Hardcore Match: Jun Kasai defeated Mizuki Watase with the Pearl Harbour Splash (12:12).
6. Road To DNA-GP: Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata Vs Guanchulo & Kouki Iwasaki ended in a Time Limit Draw (30:00).

As the show name suggests this is the last DNA show held in Kitazawa Town Hall for now while the building goes through renovations for the next 18 months. That means the hall won’t be available until 2018. At the end of the show all of the DNA wrestlers lined up to say goodbye to the building that supported the brand since its very first show in 2014. Kazusada Higuchi said he has many memories of hard work and a hot summer wrestling in the building.

The main event took both teams to their limit and a winner could not be decided. Guanchulo gave Higuchi the Death Valley Bomb then Shunma Katsumata caught Guanchulo with the Swan Dive X Factor. Kouki Iwasaki locked a Triangle Choke on Higuchi but he powered out of it and hit a Lariat in the final seconds before the time expired.

If fighting Jun Kasai wasn’t bad enough, Mizuki Watase now had to fight the Crazy Monkey in a Hardcore Match! And it was his idea! Kasai was kind enough to let Watase start off with a chair but it didn’t take long for that object to be used against him. Kasai turned the match into a ringside brawl where he Body Slammed Watase onto the floor and scratched at his pretty face. Kasai brought out a table but Watase suddenly began throwing chairs at Kasai to stop him. Watase placed Kasai on top of the table and hit a Diving Body Press through it! Back in the ring Watase kicked out of the Reverse Tiger Driver but couldn’t kick out of the Pearl Harbour Splash. Watase said he wanted to have a Hardcore match so he could get a taste of Kasai when he’s at 100%. He described it as mortifying but delicious.

Konosuke Takeshita gave a lot of praise to the DNA wrestlers after his match with Nobuhiro Shimatani. Everybody from Higuchi to Rekka have been working hard. He said he feels Kota Umeda’s frustration from getting injured before the DNA Grand Prix. He wished Shimatani luck and hopes the next time they face each other, Shimatani will be the Grand Prix champion.

The NωA leader was already determined a while ago. That’s Shunma Katsumata. However the other two members decided to fight over who gets to be the sub-leader of the band. MAO hit a modified Tombstone called the Chile Driver to beat Makoto Oishi. Although he won the match MAO’s right knee was targeted a lot and he now worries if its current condition will harm his chances going into the Grand Prix.

The DNA Grand Prix group draws were revealed. Block A contains Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki, MAO, Rekka, Yuki Ueno and Royse Isaacs. Ueno’s debut match will be against Higuchi. Block B has Shunma Katsumata, Guanchulo, Mizuki Watase, Daiki Shimomura, Nobuhiro Shimatani and Mike Bailey. Shimatani is determined to do anything for the one way ticket to New York. His generation rival Shimomura pointed out he is on a two match winning streak against Shimatani. Watase claims he has the most experience in his group thanks to his DNA matches with Shinjiro Otani, Yuko Miyamoto and now Jun Kasai. Guanchulo warned Katsumata that although they are amigos, they are now also rivals in the same block.


DDT Dramatic Election 2016 Results

September 29, 2016

DDT Dramatic Election 2016 Final Standings

1. HARASHIMA (906 Votes)
2. Danshoku Dino (897 Votes)
3. Daisuke Sasaki (537 Votes)
4. Masahiro Takanashi (359 Votes)
5. Tetsuya Endo (350 Votes)
6. Konosuke Takeshita (347 Votes)
7. Soma Takao (300 Votes)
8. KUDO (275 Votes)
9. Saki Akai (273 Votes)
10. Akito (272 Votes)
11. Shunma Katsumata (266 Votes)
12. Antonio Honda (264 Votes)
13. Keisuke Ishii (255 Votes)
14. Kazuki Hirata (240 Votes)
15. Yukio Sakaguchi (239 Votes)
16. Ken Ohka (230 Votes)
17. Makoto Oishi (225 Votes)
18. Super Sasadango Machine (209 Votes)
19. Yasu Urano (206 Votes)
20. Cherry (186 Votes)

As the overall winner, HARASHIMA is given a KO-D Openweight Title shot at Osaka Edion Arena #1 on 4th December as well as 1,000,000 yen in prize money. For finishing in second, Danshoku Dino gets a KO-D Title shot at Korakuen Hall on 23rd October and also 300,000 yen. The rest of the Top 20 will fill up the main card on that Korakuen show.

21. MAO (183 Votes)
-. Toru Owashi (183 Votes)
23. Kazusada Higuchi (174 Votes)
24. Yuko Miyamoto (134 Votes)

The four wrestlers who just missed out on the Top 20 will compete in the pre-show.

25. Mad Polly (111 Votes)
26. Mizuki Watase (96 Votes)
27. Rekka (72 Votes)
28. Yoshihiko (71 Votes)

Total Number Of Valid Votes: 8,240 Votes

Unforunately these were the four who came close but not close enough to get on the show.

Unit Election Final Standings

1. DAMNATION (1,697 Votes)
2. Shuten-dōji (1,398 Votes)
3. Smile Squash (1,293 Votes)
4. NωA (1,038 Votes)
5. T2Hide (699 Votes)
6. Happy Motels (621 Votes)
7. Fantastic Memories (617 Votes)
8. Bad Comi (519 Votes)
9. Pigging 2016 (185 Votes)

DAMNATION’s prize for winning the Unit Election is the right to book a show in Korakuen Hall later this year. For finishing in last place, Pigging 2016 has to disband. This is the third year in a row Pigging has come last and been forced to break up.


BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA WRESTLING ~ 2ND SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI” Results

September 28, 2016

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BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA WRESTLING ~ 2ND SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI”, 28/09/2016
Shinjuku FACE
520 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Shiori Asahi defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino by Ring Out (7:12).
2. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Isami Kodaka defeated Brahman Kei (w/ Brahman Shu) with a School Boy (3:54).
3. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Kengo Mashimo defeated FUMA with the Mudo (8:30).
4. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Yasu Urano Vs Daisuke Sekimoto ended in a Draw by Double Ring Out (7:02).
4a. Rematch: Daisuke Sekimoto defeated Yasu Urano with a Scorpion Deathlock (0:48).
5. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Riho defeated Shiori Asahi by Ring Out (4:52).
6. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Isami Kodaka defeated Manami Toyota by Ring Out (5:09).
-. Reserve Match: FUMA defeated Yasu Urano by Ring Out (4:21).
7. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: FUMA defeated Riho by Ring Out (7:01).
8. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka defeated Daisuke Sekimoto by Ring Out (10:30).
9. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT defeated Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto when SAGAT pinned Nakatsu with the Goregrind (11:41).
10. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Final: Isami Kodaka defeated FUMA with the Isamuashi Zan (12:34).

The second Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament featured a brand new BASARA ring canvas. Round 1 began with no ropes attached so ring outs could happen easily. Tatsuhiko Yoshino found this out the hard way when he tried to pin Shiori Asahi with a Jackknife but a kickout was strong enough to push him out of the ring. Both of them really wanted to win the match so they could fight Riho in Round 2. Yoshino was upset at the loss but Asahi whispered something into his ear that made him cheer up.

The Brahman Brothers didn’t care about the new ring canvas so they poured water all over it during their entrance. Isami Kodaka came out dressed as Goku from Dragon Ball, monkey tail included. Kodaka was only meant to fight Brahman Kei but Brahman Shu got involved whenever he could. The numbers game actually turned out to give Kodaka the advantage as the two Brahmans kept hitting each other with their foreign objects by accident. Kodaka was then able to roll up Kei to win. Things went bad after the match when the Brahmans attacked Kodaka and dripped green goo into his mouth. Kodaka went motionless and was carried to the back by the Brahmans.

FUMA ditched his usual heavy metal face mask and instead wore Turisas inspired war paint for the tournament. Kengo Mashimo wasn’t in the mood for FUMA’s antics and got him to fight seriously. Mashimo ended up catching FUMA’s arm and switched from a Cross Armbreaker to the Mudo to force FUMA to submit. Unfortunately Mashimo picked up an injury during the match and was unable to continue in the tournament.

The final first round match pitted Yasu Urano against Daisuke Sekimoto. Urano pulled and pushed the referee around so he could use dirty moves on Sekimoto. It also prevented the ref from seeing Urano tap out at one point. A pinning cradle sent both wrestlers rolling out of the ring. The referee couldn’t tell who hit the ground first so the match had to be restarted. Urano again threw the ref into Sekimoto and rolled him into a pin but Sekimoto kicked out. He then put Urano in a Sharpshooter and made him submit. This time the ref saw it.

In Round 2 Shiori Asahi got what he wanted, a match against Riho. However Tatsuhiko Yoshino came out to the ring with him with a big smile on his face. Yoshino said he too was going to fight Riho! Both of them offered to shake Riho’s hand but she refused. Asahi tried to throw Riho out of the ring but she kept fighting to stay in. She even grabbed Asahi’s hair and pulled some of it off his head, making him angry. Riho bit Asahi’s hand in defence and Dropkicked him out of the ring and onto Yoshino to advance to the semi finals.

The legendary joshi Manami Toyota was Kodaka’s 2nd round opponent. However Kodaka was under the Brahman Brothers’s spell and joined in with their water throwing antics around ringside. Toyota was angry at Kodaka’s actions and wasted no time attacking him. Kodaka didn’t know what was going on and yelled “I’m scared! I’m scared” until the Brahmans came to rescue him. Toyota fought them off and pulled Kodaka over by the tail so she could do the Ocean Cyclone Suplex. Kodaka avoided the move and threw a bucked of water at Toyota, making her slip out of the ring. When the match was over Kodaka began shivering and he threw up the green goo the Brahmans fed him earlier. Seeing him return to normal, the Brahmans ran off to come up with another plan to invade BASARA.

Due to Mashimo’s injury removing him from the tournament, FUMA and Urano were given a second chance by competing in a reserve match. In an upset, FUMA defeated the winner of the first tournament after trying to turn him into a metalhead. When that didn’t work he knocked him out of the ring.

FUMA left the ring but had to come back out for his semi final bout against Riho. The ropes were attached to the ring but the ring out rule was still active. When Riho wouldn’t copy his Metal hand sign he called her a bad kid and tried to force her to make the sign. Riho went for a high risk move but FUMA easily caught her and dropped her out of the ring to win.

Now that Kodaka was back to normal he could now focus clearly on Sekimoto. After a big back and forth battle both of them wound up fighting on the apron. Kodaka succeeded in knocking Sekimoto to the floor with the Zeyyari, clearing his road to the final.

A non-tournament match gave the finalists time to breathe. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT put their little squabbles aside to take on Cavalry. SAGAT finally broke his current funk by hitting the Goregrind on Ryota Nakatsu. The victory gives SAGAT, Hiroshi and Tsukamoto some momentum going into the IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT.

So the final was set. Isami Kodaka made it to the final two in the first tournament but couldn’t win it. FUMA was eliminated in the first round but he was given a second chance. With the ring out rule discarded it was now a regular wrestling match to determine who was better. Kodaka summoned his inner strength and threw a Kamehameha on route to a triumphant tournament victory! Kodaka mentioned the tough competition that fought today from Mashimo to Sekimoto. He thinks he will get his chance to fight Mashimo again someday. He shook hands with the wrestlers who stayed behind and even gave FUMA the heavy metal hand sign.


Budokai, NωA Leadership, Ohka Sweats, LiLiCo Blind Date, KO-D Tag Rematch, Tokyo Joshi Changes

September 27, 2016

BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA WRESTLING ~ 2ND SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI”, 28/09/2016
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Shiori Asahi Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
2. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: FUMA Vs Kengo Mashimo
3. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Yasu Urano Vs Daisuke Sekimoto
4. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Isami Kodaka Vs Brahman Kei (w/ Brahman Shu)
5. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Riho Vs Winner Of Match #1
6. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Manami Toyota Vs Winner Of Match #4
7. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Winner Of Match #2 Vs Winner of Match #5
8. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Winner Of Match #3 Vs Winner Of Match #6
9. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Final: Winner Of Semi Final #1 Vs Winner Of Semi Final #2

The first two rounds will take place with no ring ropes attached and wrestlers can lose by ring out. The ropes will be attached for the semi-finals but those matches can still be won by ring out. The final will use normal wrestling rules.

DDT “DNA 21 ~THANK YOU KITAZAWA TOWN HALL! THE LAST PRO WRESTLING BEFORE RENOVATION~”, 30/09/2016
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Ryuichi Sekine
2. NωA Sub-Leader Playoff: Makoto Oishi Vs MAO
3. Same Grade Of Claim: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita
4. Rekka Vs Keisuke Ishii
5. Mizuki Watase Vs Jun Kasai
6. Road To DNA-GP: Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata Vs Guanchulo & Kouki Iwasaki

Shunma Katsumata is the main leader of NωA. Now Makoto Oishi and MAO are fighting over the scraps to be No. 2.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2016”, 02/10/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match – Ganbare☆Royale: Mars Spector Vs J-Soul Pandita III IV Vs Mr. No Vs Shibata Vs Fumihito Kihara Vs American Balloon Vs Tigger Bedscene Vs Choun-Shiryu Vs Dr. Kiriko Vs Naoshi Sano
1. Original Saki Maemura Re-Debut Life Variety: Minoru Fujita & Bambi Vs Madoka & Saki Fujita
2. Forget The Same K: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shiori Asahi
3. 2 People Only Young Drama Cup: Yukihiro Abe Vs Keisuke Ishii
4. G-COSMOS 2016: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Takafumi Ito
5. Cinderella Champion & Ganpuro Goddess Vs Gatoh Move: Aoi Ishibashi & Ai Shimizu Vs Emi Sakura & “Kotori”
6. No Rope Barbed Wire Street Fight Tornado 8-Man Tag Team Death Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Shota & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Atsushi Onita, Osamu Namiguchi, GENTARO & Hideki Hosaka

Ken Ohka is feeling flustered after the Korakuen Hall seating chart for this show appeared on screen during Sunday’s DDT show revealing many unsold tickets. Ohka said Amon Tsurumi put that on the screen without his permission. Ohka has promised to retire if the show doesn’t sell out. Not only that but a lot of money was borrowed to put this show together. If that isn’t bad enough their T-shirt design for the occasion hasn’t been completed yet and the DVD team are too busy putting together a Ganbare Vs Tomodachi-gun release so they can’t immediately work on editing the Korakuen show as soon as it ends. Also Yumehito Imanari wants to put his match with Viper on the DVD even though that has nothing to do with the Tomodachi-gun feud.

BASARA “VAJRA 20 ~FIERCE FIGHTING~”, 05/10/2016
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Hi69 & Madoka Vs Kazuhiro Tamura & Daisuke Kanehira
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1A: Daichi Kazato & Tomoya Kawamura Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
3. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1B: Koji Iwamoto & Fuminori Abe Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
4. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1C: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Gouma Ryu & Masamune
5. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1D: Ikuto Hidaka & Sean Guinness Vs Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto

Madoka is being ignored by his fellow IRON PRIEST friends so he’s gone off to team with Hi69.

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 15”, 08/10/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. LiLiCo’s New Boyfriend Decision 4 Way Match: X (w/ Sanshiro Takagi) Vs X (w/ Amon Tsurumi) Vs X (/w Yukinori Matsui) Vs X (/w Danshoku Dino)

The 5 Way Match to determine LiLiCo’s fiancee fell apart when Danshoku Dino won the match on behalf of Suguru Miyatake. The problem was in the end Miyatake wanted to marry for love not fame, so he declined to marry LiLiCo. Fearing a public relations disaster, Dino and some of the senior members of DDT are now scrambling to find a new boyfriend for LiLiCo. Whoever they turn out to be, they must fight for LiLiCo’s love.

DDT “SAPPORO WRESTLING FESTA 2016 ~DDT SEA URCHIN~”, 09/10/2016
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs Daisuke Sakai & Tetsuya Endo

Even though DAMNATION lost to Smile Yankee on Sunday, they demanded another shot at the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Amon Tsurumi wasn’t going to grant them the rematch but the champions answered the challenge and are happy to fight DAMNATION again. Tsurumi accepted the request because he currently has other duties keeping him from finding new challengers.

DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2016”, 23/10/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs DDT Dramatic General Election Runner Up

The entire card will be made up of the Top 24 wrestlers in the DDT Dramatic General Election.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “IN A CORNER OF A CITY CALLED YOKOHAMA”, 29/10/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Yuu thinks Rika Tatsumi has a cute look but that makes her soft. Tatsumi can’t put into words why she thinks she can win the title from Yuu but it isn’t luck.

Two changes to the Tokyo Joshi Pro roster has been announced. First, Marika Kobashi will be taking six months off from wrestling at the end of October. During that time she will finish her junior high school term and then prepare for her high school entrance exam. She is expected to return next spring, either March or April.

Secondly, Yuka Sakazaki will also take a leave of absence from Tokyo Joshi. Due to her recent performances she decided to travel to Magic Country and begin warrior training to become stronger. It is unknown how long this will take. In the meantime Yuka is sending her previously unacknowledged twin sister from Magic Country to take her place in Tokyo Joshi. Yuka’s sister is a masked luchadora named Mil Clown. She cannot speak any human language so she carries a teddy bear called Kumaun to talk on her behalf.

DDT “DDT FES 2016”, 06/11/2016
Shin-Kiba Studio Coast

1. Shin-Kiba STUDIO COAST Whole Surface Street Wrestling: Sanshiro Takagi, Kota Ibushi, Kazusada Higuchi & Gota Ihashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Polly

Kota Ibushi’s return to DDT is his specialty, Falls Count Anywhere!


DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? ~DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2016 – THE LAST HOPE SPECIAL~” Results

September 25, 2016

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? ~DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2016 – THE LAST HOPE SPECIAL~”, 25/09/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,695 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title – 6-Man Tag Team Match: Chikara (c), KENSO & Gota Ihashi defeated Guanchulo, Rekka & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Chikara pinned Shimatani with the Sabre Chop (8:50).
*Chikara passes D3. Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 18th King Of Dark Champion.
0. Dark Match – Megaton One Match: Mad Polly defeated Hoshitango by Countout (3:53).
1. 4 Way Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Shunma Katsumata & MAO, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki and Keisuke Ishii & Gorgeous Matsuno when Ohka pinned Iwasaki with the Flame Spear (5:02).
2. Akito & Yasu Urano defeated Saki Akai & Cherry when Auto pinned Akai with the Hanamasa (10:40).
3. Original Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Toru Owashi, Soma Takao & Kazuki Hirata when KUDO pinned Hirata with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:33).
4. Get The Name Recognition! Groom Decision Special 5 Way Match: Danshoku Dino defeated Mizuki Watase, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine and Bernard Ackah when Dino grabbed the Marriage Report (7:36).
5. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Yoshihiro Takayama & Dick Togo defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi when Takayama pinned Honda with the Everest German Suplex (14:04).
-. Exhibition Match: Akito Vs Yuki Ueno ended in a Time Limit Draw (2:00).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto (c) defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when HARASHIMA pinned Sasaki with the Somato (15:47).
*V1 for Smile Yankee.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Shuji Ishikawa (c) defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Giant Slam (23:00).
*V1 for Shuji Ishikawa.

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On his 41st birthday, Shuji Ishikawa went head to head with Kazusada Higuchi in his first KO-D Openweight Title defence. They immediately charged each other with Lariats and Shoulder Blocks to start the match. Ishikawa was knocked out of the ring and Higuchi surprised everyone by doing a Plancha onto the champion. They traded chops back and forth around the ring before continuing the exchange back inside. Ishikawa targeted Higuchi’s neck by applying a modified Camel Clutch over the ropes. Higuchi avoided a Brainbuster and lifted Ishikawa up for an Oklahoma Stampede. More Lariats were thrown followed bt an exchange of German Suplexes and Back Drops. That left both wrestlers out on the mat. Higuchi got up first and did a Choke Slam for a nearfall. Ishikawa applied an Iron Claw. Higuchi was unaffected by it so Ishikawa Headbutted him while he was in the hold, forcing Higuchi to reach for a rope break. Higuchi replied to another Headbutt by hitting Ishikawa with a Jumping Knee. He then hit the Goten but took too long to pin Ishikawa so he only got a two count. Ishikawa turned the tables with the Fire Thunder Driver. He followed with a volley of Running Knee Lifts but couldn’t lift Higuchi up for the Giant Slam. Higuchi countered the move into the Doctor Bomb but Ishikawa kicked out at 2.9! Higuchi Headbutted Ishikawa to the ropes but was stopped in his tracks with more Knee Lifts. This time Ishikawa successfully performed the Giant Slam and that was enough to put Higuchi away. After the match Ishikawa told Higuchi to eat more rice and practice harder if he wants to be the champion. Ishikawa was about to thank the fans for coming when Daisuke Sasaki kicked him aside and grabbed the mic. Sasaki called Higuchi a B Class Wrestler who should go back to sumo. Higuchi gave Sasaki the middle finger as he walked away from the ring. Ishikawa’s next title defence will be against the DDT Dramatic General Election runner-up on 23rd October, then the winner of the election on 4th December. Ishikawa was about to thank everyone again when Sasaki again interrupted him so the rest of DAMNATION could wish him a happy birthday.

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DAMNATION’s other title match did not get them the same result. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo challenged Smile Yankee for the KO-D Tag Team Titles but ended up on the losing side. Yuko Miyamoto took out Endo’s dive with a Dropkick then gave Sasaki the Fire Thunder. HARASHIMA followed up with the Somato for the victory. Smile Yankee were really positive about their successful defence. They don’t know who they will face next but they hope it is a strong pair of challengers.

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The newest DNA rookie Yuki Ueno participated in a two minute exhibition match with Akito during intermission. His proper debut will take place when the DNA Grand Prix begins on 17th October.

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Konosuke Takeshita faced off with Yoshihiro Takayama to begin the 6-Man Tag Match. Takeshita’s attempts to work on Takayama’s arm ended in failure when Takayama Hammer Punched him. Takeshita later got the upper hand by Suplexing Takayama. Antonio Honda tried to distract his opponents by talking about “Gon, the Little Fox” and the new Godzilla movie. Takayama Hammer Punched him too. Honda set him up for a Bionic Elbow but was cut off with a Big Boot. Dick Togo gave Honda the Pedigree then Takayama finished him off with the Everest German Suplex. Takeshita was feeling heated after wrestling against Takayama. He doesn’t like Takayama’s attitude and thinks he looks down on the DDT wrestlers. Takeshita’s priority is no longer winning back the KO-D Title. It is now to fight Takayama!

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Love was in the air for the 5 Way Ladder Match to determine LiLiCo’s fiancee. Well not love, fame more like it. A marriage report was held over the ring and the wrestlers entered Korakuen Hall to the “Wedding March” and wearing bowties. LiLiCo then appeared to “The Final Countdown” wearing a wedding dress and sat at ringside to watch the match. It begun under Scramble Bunkhouse rules so every wrestler had to stand at different locations around the hall and race to the ring when the bell rang. Mizuki Watase, Bernard Ackah and Makoto Oishi made it to the ring first and argued over who should get the contract. While this was happening Super Sasadango Machine arrived and set up the ladder himself. Both Watase and Oishi teamed up to knock him off the ladder. Danshoku Dino fighting on behalf of Suguru Miyatake was the last to enter and he fought with Ackah. There were constant moments of wrestlers climbing the ladder only to get knocked down. Ackah had the chance to win but he couldn’t grab the contract with his boxing gloves. Watase knocked him off the ladder and climbed up to win back his love. Unfortunately Dino also got up there and put Watase in the Lip Lock. Dino then grabbed the contract. Miyatake now has the right to marry LiLiCo! Watase tried to protest the result but Oishi slammed him with the Miracle Ecstasy, Sasadango dropped him with the Lehmann Shock and Dino drilled him the Danshoku Driver. Dino told him to accept that Miyatake now gets to marry LiLiCo. Except Miyatake doesn’t want to. Miyatake thought there was no chance Dino would win and he only wants to get married if he’s in love. But he has not true love for LiLiCo. He apologised, admitted he doesn’t love her and then ran off like a scared rabbit. Amon Tsurumi blamed Dino for causing this mess and told him it’s now his responsibility to marry LiLiCo! Sanshiro Takagi came out and blamed the situation on Yukinori Matsui for bad officiating! Dino, Tsurumi, Takagi and Matsui then got together and came up with a solution. They will each go find a candidate, bring them to Kasukabe on 8th October and then determine which one will be LiLiCo’s new boyfriend.

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Chikara has KENSO to thank for getting rid of the King Of Dark Title. KENSO spent most of the match hitting his opponents with Harite Slaps while yelling “Do not stand out from me!” He became useful when he hit a Diving Elbow Drop on Nobuhiro Shimatani. That gave Chikara the chance to hit the Sabre Chop to win the match and pass the cursed title over to Shimatani.

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More musical acts were announced for “DDT FES 2016” in November. Lady Beard was among the acts mentioned. There was then an appearance by an LED Electro group called CTS. They are a trio of DJs who were crazy looking LED helmets and they were also accompanied by SteCase King from Kinnikuman.

Ken Ohka was given time to promote Ganbare☆Wrestling’s first ever Korakuen Hall show on 2nd October. Ohka informed everyone of the stipulation that if the show does not sell out he must retire. A seating chart then appeared on the screen behind him showing many seats were still available. Amon Tsurumi told Ohka that he will definitely retire. Ohka said there is still a week left to sell tickets and the main event is a big once in a lifetime No Rope Barbed Wire Match involving Atsushi Onita.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SHINJUKU LOVE RIN” Results

September 22, 2016

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SHINJUKU LOVE RIN”, 22/09/2016
Shinjuku FACE
412 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Hyper Misao defeated Nodoka-oneesan with the I Am A Hero (5:10).
2. Azusa Takigawa Same Day & Same Place Debut 1 Year Anniversary 3 Way Match: Nonoko defeated Azusa Takigawa and Marika Kobashi when Nonoko pinned Takigawa with the Pai Fly Flow (10:27).
3. Sworn Friend “YukaRika” First Singles Confrontation: Rika Tatsumi defeated Yuka Sakazaki with the Dragon Twist Of Fate (10:53).
4. KANNA Graduation Match: Saki Akai, Ai Shimizu & KANNA defeated Syoko Nakajima, Akane Miura & Maho Kurone when KANNA pinned Kurone with the Spear Of Versailles (12:58).
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu defeated Miyu Yamashita (c) by TKO with the Katahajime (14:26).
*Miyu Yamashita fails in V3. Yuu becomes the 2nd TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion!

We have a new TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion! After an almost 9 month reign as the first champion, Miyu Yamashita fell to her toughest challenge yet. In fact, the new champion Yuu had her debut match on the same show where Yamashita was crowned the first champion. Yamashita threw everything that she could from the Attitude Adjustment to a Cross Arm German Suplex to the Crash Rabbit Heat. But Yuu caught Yamashita in the Katahajime and squeezed the life out of her, winning the match by TKO. When Yamashita regained consciousness she hadn’t the energy to shake Yuu’s hand so she instead bumped Yuu’s shoulder with her fist in congratulations before being helped out of the ring. When Yuu received the title belt she said she was the absolute champion and now she wants to shine more. Rika Tatsumi entered the ring and congratulated Yuu. But she also threw out a challenge. Tatsumi said she has recently become stronger and a championship to go along with her new success would be cool. Yuu accepted the challenge but warned Tatsumi that Yamashita thought she was invincible. Now look what happened to her.

It is now time for KANNA to say farewell to Tokyo Joshi Pro. She was one of the first trainees for the promotion but decided to call time on her wrestling career to become a rapper. For her final match she was reunited with Saki Akai and Ai Shimizu to reform the posh Biishiki-gun group for one night only. Akai was misinformed and thought KANNA was going off to do musicals in Broadway. She prefers the orchestra to rap. Biishiki-gun won their match when Akai gave Syoko Nakajima a PK from the apron, Shimizu gave Akane Miura a Tornado DDT and KANNA got the pin on Maho Kurone with the Spear Of Versailles. Akai told KANNA after the match she was a rose in full bloom. The rest of the roster gave her bouquets and said their goodbyes. Yamashita said she didn’t want to cry before her match but after spending four years training and wrestling with KANNA she was sad to see her leave. KANNA thanked everyone for supporting her and wished herself luck on travelling down a new road.

While Tatsumi is gaining confidence with her win today, her opponent Yuka Sakazaki was distraught over losing. Sakazaki couldn’t muster up the enthusiasm to speak in the ring, called herself weak and left feeling upset. All she said in a backstage interview is after all her training leading up to today she just feels like a useless child.

Tokyo Joshi Pro will hold their second show in Korakuen Hall on 4th January, 2017! Yuu’s goal is to stay as the champion and sell out the show for her one year anniversary.


BOYZ “MOON VIEWING SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 12~” Results

September 22, 2016

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BOYZ “MOON VIEWING SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 12~”, 22/09/2016
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476 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Keisuke Ishii defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Kneel Kick (6:14).
2. BOYZ Famous “I Have In You, It Is In Me”: Masahiro Takanashi, Akito & Rekka defeated Mizuki Watase, Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Akito pinned Shimatani with the Hanamasa (10:52).
3. KUDO & Makoto Oishi defeated Guanchulo & Lady Beard when KUDO pinned Guanchulo with the Diving Double Knee Drop (8:45).
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Soma Takao & Kazuki Hirata when Endo pinned Hirata with the Torture Rack Bomb (12:35).
5. HARASHIMA, Yuko Miyamoto & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Shunma Katsumata ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).

Most of the wrestlers wore cute rabbit costumes for the opening introductions. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo refused to do so and didn’t appear until it was time for their match.

Yuko Miyamoto wound up getting into dueling songs with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi when they wrestled each other. When the main event ended in a time limit draw Makoto Oishi said today was the beginning of a change happening in BOYZ. With young wrestlers like Shunma Katsumata now competing in the main event it feels like there is a big bang occurring in the universe. Oishi thinks its wonderful he gets to see the big bang happening. Everyone then danced to “FANTASTIC BABY” by BIG BANG and “R.Y.U.S.E.I.” by Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe. Everyone that is except for Yukio Sakaguchi who was still embarrassed by having to wear the rabbit costume earlier.

Guanchulo and Lady Beard have named their team IKT, the International Kawaii Team.