TOKYO Princess Tag Title Tournament

August 30, 2017

The brand new TOKYO Tag Team Championships are up for grabs in a 7 team tournament taking place over the next two months. A lottery was held to determine the first round matches as well as which team would get a bye into the semi-final. The competing teams are:

Muscle Strikers: Reika Saiki & Miyu Yamashita
Miracle Apricots: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima
BRAVE☆MATES: Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan
Dragon Bombers: Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
Ito Respect Army: Maki Ito & Mizuki
Konkatsu-gun: Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko
trick student: Yuna Manase & Marika Kobashi

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SHINKIBA DE BAKOON!”, 09/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1A: Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Miyu Yamashita
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1B: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima Vs Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko
3. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1C: Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone

Mizuki says she usually feels anxious when she wrestles on her own. But she’s never scared when she’s with Maki Ito. Ito is so brave that she originally wanted to fight on her own against three opponents! Reika Saiki recently won the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title and wants the Tag Title belt to throw over her other shoulder. Miyu Yamashita just doesn’t want to lose to two girls with weird ribbons in their hair.

The Miracle Apricots are the longest serving tag team in Tokyo Joshi Pro. They were originally called the Fighting Comedians but both Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima feel that they have matured a lot since then. Together they can achieve miracles and can conquer the world! Azusa Takigawa thinks Konkatsu-gun are in luck because the title belts are colored pink and silver, the colours of love. Nonoko thinks the belts were literally made for her & Takigawa.

Nodoka-oneesan says it takes just as much courage to fight with your friends by your side than it is to fight on your own. So that’s why her team with Yuu is called BRAVE☆MATES. The Dragon Bombers would prefer the belts to be blood red so Maho Kurone could eat them. Rika Tatsumi hopes to win the title with Kurone so they can edit Kurone’s Wikipedia page to say she won this and also the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. If only Tatsumi could figure out how to edit Wikipedia pages first…

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKOHAMA DE BAKOON!”, 16/09/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: Yuna Manase & Marika Kobashi Vs Winners Of Match 1C

trick student is the sole team that are already in the semi final. Marika Kobashi thinks she is the cutest in Tokyo Joshi and deserves the cutest championship so she will fight hard to win this title with Yuna Manase. Their team name comes from their costume colours, Kobashi’s orange and Manase’s purple, being suitable for Hallowe’en. They are also both students in different schools (Kobashi in high school and Manase in vocational school). Thus they are two students who wants to play tricks.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES YOKOHAMA”, 14/10/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

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Irie To Go On Another Excursion

August 30, 2017

Shigehiro Irie will be going on another excursion to the United States later this year. Irie approached DDT for permission to take the trip after “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017”. His final show for DDT before he leaves will be the Nagoya show on 18th September and his excursion is planned to last for almost the rest of this year. Because of this, Irie has removed himself from the Dramatic General Election. But if YaroZ win the Unit Election and get to book their own Korakuen Hall show on 30th December, Irie is eligible to be a part of the show.

Irie explained that he felt confident he and Kazusada Higuchi would not lose to anyone but HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji proved them wrong at Sumo Hall. Now that he is no longer a KO-D Tag Team Champion, Irie thinks it is necessary to discover new experiences. Also all of his friends in America have been asking him when he would visit them again. He received one message in particular that evening after Sumo Hall that fired up his desire to travel again. This time around he wants a variety of different challenges to face in America. There are so many more wrestlers over there who match his size and there are also so many strange styles that aren’t found in Japan.

One of his last matches in Japan will be against Yuki Ino for DNA on 7th September. They are having a Knock On Match which is referencing Ino’s rugby experience. It sounds like fouls will be treated like in rugby instead of the normal pro wrestling rules. Irie doesn’t foul people and promises to fight a clean match.


And Now On To The DDT News

August 29, 2017

DDT “SATURDAY KASKABIAN! 2017”, 02/09/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Hoshitango Vs Antonio Honda, Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi
3. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
4. We Are The World! Four Countries Wrestling Summit!: Mike Bailey Vs Diego Vs Rekka Vs Royce Isaacs
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie

NωA get their chance to reclaim the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles from Shuten-dōji.

Canada Vs Chile Vs Taiwan Vs America in the 4 Way Match.

Call it a hunch but I bet the HARASHIMA and Danshoku Dino tag match will become Falls Count Anywhere again.

DDT “CAMPSITE PRO WRESTLING 2017 ~ LET’S GO TO NEVERLAND AFTER RYOGOKU! ALTHOUGH IT IS REALLY A NATURELAND ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL EXTRA EDITION VOL. 1”, 03/09/2017
Yamanashi Natureland Om

Special 5 Way Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Ippanjin SM Ki-san

The return of DDT Campsite Wrestling will air live on DDT UNIVERSE for free to all registered accounts. You can register an account without having to sign up for the paid service.

I think Ippanjin SM Ki-san is Super Sasadango Machine in another gimmick but we’ll see.

DDT “TOKUSHIMA FIRST LANDING!! NARUTO UZUSHIO ENTERTAINMENT 1ST ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE ~AZUUZU FESTA SPECIAL~”, 09/09/2017
Tokushima Naruto City Municipal Hall

1. Akito & Diego Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
2. KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Mike Bailey
3. Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi
5. Sakaguchi Dojo Vs Sambo Master Idol!: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi
6. Tokushima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Jinsei Shinzaki & GAINA Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

This show is happening at a fetival and will have idol performances inbetween some of the matches. Jinsei Shinzaki & GAINA are the guests featured in the main event teaming with Konosuke Takeshita.

DDT “THIS FLOWER BLOOMS NOW WITH AUTUMN 2017”, 10/09/2017
Osaka City Konohana Community Center

1. TAHide Vs YuniωA!: Toru Owashi, Saki Akai & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, MAO & Yuni
2. 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey Vs Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Today’s Yoshimura Vs Miracle Ass!: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Royce Isaacs
4. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Diego
6. Tired Outrageous! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
7. Osaka City Blooming Flower High School Classmate Showdown Chapter 2!: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno

Schoolmates Takeshita and Yuki Ueno get a rematch of their singles bout from April.

Some of the units are getting mixed up in the opening match. Saki Akai joins T2Hide for the show and Yuni is back teaming with NωA. Maybe his costume won’t be too big for him this time.


So Much To Get Through, Let’s Start With Non DDT News

August 29, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 45 ~OSHU BATTLE~”, 02/09/2017
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

1. SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano
2. Single Match With Beef Tongue As Ingredients: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Best Stretchman V3
4. Sendai Fest: FUMA & X Vs Yusuke Kubo & Hagane
5. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Miyagino Ward~: Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita & Masamune

All of IRON PRIEST are fighting each other in a match. Who is FUMA bringing in to join the fun?

DNA “DNA 36”, 07/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Dai Suzuki Vs Tanomusaku Toba
2. Shunma Katsumata & Mike Bailey
3. Daiki Shimomura Vs Masato Kamino
4. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Diego & Royce Isaacs
5. Yuki Ino “Knock On” Series – 1st Match: Yuki Ino Vs Shigehiro Irie
6. Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda & Mizuki Watase
7. MAO & Rekka Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo

Naomi Yoshimura’s teasing and troublemaking has reached another level when he visited DDT’s headquarters for an interview. He arrived carrying an unconscious Full Face into the room and dumped him onto a chair. He then announced who his true tag team partner for his match at the next DNA show will be. It’s Kengo from Michinoku Pro! Kengo entered the room and gave his reasons for teaming with Yoshimura. He’s been looking at all of the DNA roster’s Twitter accounts and found most of them boring. They’re always either training, cooking or taking care of their hair. This is supposed to be pro wrestling and this lot are just plastic personalities. The only guy in DNA he likes is Yoshimura because he is self-asserted. He was even approached by Yoshimura directly to ask him about teaming together. And to show how threatening they are together, they brought a gift in the form of the unconscious Full Face. Yoshimura took off his helmet and it was revealed to be the Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda with his face scribbled all over! Yoshimura threatened to do the same to Hisaya Imabayashi when Rekka came in tried to rescue him. Yoshimura shrugged him off and with Kengo, left Rekka in a beaten heap.

Yuki Ino will go through a 7 match series. First up is Shigehiro Irie!

BASARA “VAJRA 46 ~TEN GREAT COMPANIONS~”, 10/09/2017
Chiba Blue Field

1. Takato Nakano Vs Kyu Mogami
2. Temple Of Doubt! The Curse Of Abe-chan to Best Stretchman V3…!: Best Stretchman V3 Vs Fuminori Abe
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Trans-Am ★ Family: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Trans-Am ★ Tomato, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & SAGAT
4. Takumi Tsukamoto & Heijitsu Mask vs Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma
5. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Important Edition~: Isami Kodaka Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
6. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Yuji Hino & Yasu Urano

BASARA is in K-DOJO’s home base so it is only fair for a bunch of K-DOJO wrestlers to show up.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Power! Vs Yeah Come On!: Chikara Vs Gota Ihashi
2. “Kamen Women” Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura Vs Emi Sakura & Riho
3. Ganpuro Wrestling Summit: GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Battle Without Injustice ~Shinjuku Death Battle~: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Osamu Namiguchi
5. Shota’s Ganbare☆Wrestling Return Warfare: Shota & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs “brother” YASSHI

Shota returns to Ganbare☆Wrestling after being out of action with a knee injury since December.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Toshima Citizen Center

1. Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun: Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shota
2. Forgotten K ICE BREAK: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano
3. Special Mixed Tag Match in OSAKA: Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu Vs Katsumi Oribe & HARUKAZE

Batsuichi is a Japanese phrase for divorced men. So that suits both Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida just fine.

BASARA “VAJRA 48 ~ISAMI KODAKA 15TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 01/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. B FAULTLESS JUNKY’S Vs DOVE Special 6-Man Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Masashi Takeda & Jaki Numazawa Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kida & Naoki Tanizaki
2. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

It’s not just the Union MAX Title on the line in the main event. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi wants to take over BASARA if he beats Isami Kodaka.

Yuko Miyamoto, Daisuke Sekimoto, Shiori Asahi and Fuminori Abe will all be at the show.


BASARA “VAJRA 44 ~BLUE~” Results

August 28, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 44 ~BLUE~”, 27/08/2017
Aichi Sportiva Arena
107 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano defeated Yusuke Kubo & Best Stretchman V3 when Tsukamoto pinned Stretchman with the Zudon (9:15).
2. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT defeated Isami Kodaka & Trans-Am ★ Shinya when SAGAT pinned Shinya with a Cradle (11:40).
3. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Yasu Urano & FUMA defeated Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano when Urano submitted Nakano with a Neck Lock (14:39).
4. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Gouma Ryu when Nakatsu submitted Ryu with the Cross Armbreaker (9:58).
5. Lottery Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Yasu Urano & FUMA defeated Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT when FUMA pinned SAGAT with the Heavy Metal Anthem (14:51).

Yasu Urano & FUMA got along well as they fought all the way towards winning the Lottery Tag Tournament. FUMA nicknamed Urano “YASU-METAL” and chanted it often to motivate him. FUMA also gave Urano his custom heavy metal jacket to celebrate winning the tournament. FUMA said teaming with Urano brought back memories of them wrestling together as part of Ura-Shima-Kudo. According to FUMA he became so popular that the other members including Urano became jealous and they kicked him out before he could become the leader. But today FUMA saw the heavy metal in Urano’s soul and he wants to team with him more often. Urano asked if this means he is joining IRON PRIEST. FUMA said no because IRON PRIEST is a 3 piece band and he isn’t looking for new members at the moment. But Urano could be a support act for them. Urano admitted he is not good at heavy metal and he doesn’t like headbanging. He isn’t a part of BASARA and he doesn’t understand FUMA’s heavy metal references but everyone here is his friend.

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi tried to get over his disappointment of missing today’s show by singing to the audience before the final took place.


DDT “DRAMATIC ARMS ATTACK! 2017” Results

August 27, 2017

DDT “DRAMATIC ARMS ATTACK! 2017”, 27/08/2017
Kanagawa Odawara Arena
168 Fans

0. King Of Dark Title: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Dai Suzuki (c) with a Crab Hold (6:04).
*D1 for Dai Suzuki.
1. Big Single Match At Late Summer ~ 41 Year Old Chubby Wrestler Vs 38 Year Old Idol Wrestler!: Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi with La Magistral Cradle (4:08).
2. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata when Katsumata pinned Hirata with the Kasadora (4:08).
2a. Emergency Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Katsumata pinned Hirata with the Kasadora (3:22).
3. Big Single Match At Late Summer ~ Crazy Gold Wolf Vs Crazy D●ck Throw!: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Joey Ryan with a Triangle Choke (6:08).
4. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi defeated KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi when Irie pinned Takanashi with the Tower Of Terror (10:15).
5. Falls Count Anywhere Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao defeated Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii when HARASHIMA pinned Dino with the Somato in the 2nd Floor Seating Area (13:51).
6. Odawara Specialty! Kanagawa Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego when Sasaki submitted Akito with the Cross Facelock (15:57).

Daisuke Sasaki told Konosuke Takeshita he is the same C level garbage wrestler as Ken Ohka. The two of them are only good for keeping Sasaki entertained in the 3 Way Match before he wins one of their championships.

Producer Danshoku Dino decided that today’s tag match against HARASHIMA was going to be another Falls Count Anywhere Match. While those two were fighting, both Keisuke Ishii and Soma Takao found Pico Pico Hammers beneath the ring and attacked each other with them. Takao won because he had the bigger hammer. HARASHIMA and Dino took the fight outside where HARASHIMA covered both of his arms with traffic cones and swung them at Dino. They ended up fighting up to the 2nd floor balcony inside the arena. HARASHIMA knocked Dino down some steps then flattened him with the Somato to win. HARASHIMA said he has now beaten Dino twice in Falls Count Anywhere matches. This is good practice for the Factory Pro Wrestling Match.

The Tower Of Terror is the name for the Electric Chair Choke Slam double team move used by Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi. Today was the first time they won a match with the move.

Joey Ryan was able to break out of Yukio Sakaguchi’s submission moves by shoving a lollipop into his mouth. Sakaguchi overpowered Ryan and put him in a Cross Armbreaker. He then transitioned into a Triangle Choke and forced Ryan to eat his own lollipop to make him submit.


BASARA “VAJRA 44 ~RED~” Results

August 27, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 44 ~RED~”, 26/08/2017
Aichi Sportiva Arena
86 Fans – No Vacancy

1. FUMA defeated Takato Nakano with a Crab Hold (8:39).
2. Lawyer Aims For Best Stretchman V3!: Best Stretchman V3 defeated Gouma Ryu with a Camel Stretch (9:05).
3. Yasu Urano & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT when Tsukamoto pinned SAGAT with the Zudon (13:44).
4. Cavalry Vs Sportiva Army: Shinya Ishida & Fuminori Abe defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Abe pinned Nakatsu with a Cradle (14:26).
5. Isami Kodaka defeated Yusuke Kubo with a Backslide Pin (29:33).

Midway through the main event Isami Kodaka decided to wrestle barefoot. He also removed his arm bands. Yusuke Kubo saw what he was doing and decided to do the same with his boots and elbow pads. The match came close to finishing with a time limit draw but Kodaka used a Backslide to pin Kubo in the last 30 seconds. The two shook hands and hugged each other afterwards.

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi is still injured so Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi took his place in Match #3. He offered a handshake to Yasu Urano and told him “I respect you!” in English. But when Urano went to shake it, Ryuichi pulled his hand back and yelled “Woooooooo!” SAGAT ended up dropping the fall to Takumi Tsukamoto.

There was confusion between Best Stretchman V3 and Gouma Ryu over what their match would be. Stretchman thought it was a stretching exhibition while Ryu thought Stretchman was being put on trial. There was nobody around to be the prosecutor so Ryu decided it would be a civil trial. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi appeared all upset that his shoulder injury is preventing him from wrestling at an upcoming All Japan show (he really has bad luck with that company). Everything makes his shoulder hurt from feeling the wind blow against it to drinking alcohol. Stretchman ignored Hiroshi’s complaints and began exercising. Ryu stopped him and accused Stretchman of injuring Hiroshi during their match on 23rd August. As such, Stretchman owed Hiroshi money to pay for his damage. Stretchman wanted to prove that his stretching exercises couldn’t have injured Hiroshi and opted to give Ryu a demonstration to prove it. He put Ryu in a Camel Stretch and made him submit. Ryu was sore but he wasn’t injured by the move so Stretchman was declared not guilty.

A draw was held to determine the playoff bracket for tomorrow’s one day Lottery Tag Team Tournament. The first opening round match is Takato Nakano & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Best Stretchman V3 & Yusuke Kubo. The winners face Yasu Urano & FUMA in the semi-final. The other opening round match is Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT Vs Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Isami Kodaka. The winners fight Ryuichi Sekine & Gouma Ryu in the other semi-final.