My best wishes go out to Super Sasadango Machine for a healthy recovery. He was taken off last Sunday’s Korakuen Hall show with poor health as the reason. A few days later DDT announced that a check up in a hospital found out he is suffering from a mild heart disease. His physician said rest is necessary and he will not be able to wrestle again until further notice. Some of the card changes as the result of this can be seen below.
BASARA “VAJRA 21 ~TEN THOUSAND RIICHI SKY~”, 29/10/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall
1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto
3. Get Lost In Life – Lawyer Or Priest: Gouma Ryu Vs Masamune Vs Fuminori Abe
4. Madoka & Sean Guinness Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Koji Iwamoto
5. Ikuto Hidaka Vs Daichi Kazato
6. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Final: Winners Of Semi Final 1 vs Winners Of Semi Final 2
Tomoya Kawamura suffered a right dislocated shoulder during last weekend’s Tokyo Joshi Pro shows. There is no time set yet for his return. Tatsuhiko Yoshino takes his place on this Saturday’s Yokohama show.
DDT “ROAD TO DAIICHI 2016 IN OSAKA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUBE~”, 30/10/2016
Osaka Higashinari Kumin Hall
1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Shoichi Uchida & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Saki Akai & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Polly Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
4. Road To DAIICHI Special Two Major Single Match: Akito Vs Makoto Oishi
5. Road To DAIICHI Special Two Major Single Match: Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
6. Road To DAIICHI Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Guanchulo
7. Road To DAIICHI Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano
Shuji Ishikawa Vs HARASHIMA as the next big programme means the DAMNATION Vs Smile Squash rivalry continues.
DDT “DDT FES 2016”, 06/11/2016
Shin-Kiba Studio Coast
1. Yasu Urano, Keisuke Ishii & Kikutaro Vs KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Yoshihiko
2. BLACK OUT Presents Tag Match: LiLiCo & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Guanchulo & Cherry
3. Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazuki Hirata & Kouki Iwasaki (w/ Up Up Girls) Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
4. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
5. Kamereo-gun Vs Macho 29-gun: Toru Owashi, Saki Akai & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Seiya Morohashi, Reika Saiki & Lady Beard
6. DISH//Danshoku Trials Pilgrimage: Danshoku Dino & Mizuki Watase Vs Soma Takao & Akito (w/ DISH)
7. 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
8. Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie
Gorgeous Matsuno replaces Super Sasadango Machine in the BLACK OUT tag match.
GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BEYOND THE NIGHT SKY 2016”, 12/11/2016
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
1. Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling Raising An Army: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Osamu Namiguchi & X
The folks at Ganbare☆Wrestling had some time to relax after their successful Korakuen Hall debut but now a familiar threat has returned in new clothing. Osamu Namiguchi suddenly announced this week he is creating his own pro wrestling group called Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling (シン・ガンバレ☆プロレス)! The use of Shin (シン) in this name does not mean “new”, it means “thin” as in “Thin Godzilla” from the new kaiju movie. Namiguchi thinks Ganpuro is fake like Hollywood’s Godzilla but Shin Ganpuro will be pure just like “Thin Godzilla”. Shin Ganpuro’s debut will take place on 12th November in Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR at the same time as the normal Ganpuro’s scheduled show. It will only consist of one match and Namiguchi challenged Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari to a tag team match. Namiguchi has a mystery partner for the occasion. Ohka accepted and the match will also technically be the main event of the normal Ganpuro show.
DDT “NITORI TAIWAN PRESENTS DDT ~ DRAMATIC DREAM TAIWAN”, 20/11/2016
Taiwan ATT SHOW BOX
1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs JOKER
2. Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Soma Takao & Akito
3. Mask de Nitori Debut: Mask de Nitori & Rekka Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Senkuma
4. Showtimes Offer Match: KUDO & Yoshihiko Vs Yasu Urano & Lady Beard
5. N-Sleep Use Sleep Prevention Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
6. Yui Offer Match: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai (w/ Takuya)
7. DDT Taiwan’s First Foray Anniversary Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
Sasadango’s absence has changed a few matches on the Taiwan show. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi takes his place in the Sleep Prevention Death Match. That has the knock on effect of reshuffling other parts of the undercard.
DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2016”, 23/11/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1. DDT Extreme Title: Danshoku Dino (c) Vs Saki Akai
Saki Akai won the annual Rock Paper Scissors tournament to earn her title shot.
DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2016 ~IT’S NANIWABUSHI WRESTLING~”, 04/12/2016
Osaka Edion Arena #1
1. Yuni Debut Match: Yuni Vs X
2. Special Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs HARASHIMA
Other names signed to appear are Kota Ibushi, Aja Kong, LiLiCo, Kuishinbo Kamen and Kikutaro. Also Sanshiro Takagi is trying to get performer Hyota Echizenya to show up.