“Quiet” Weekend Ahead, Thunder Challenges Shoko, E10 & Royce Chambers

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 08/02/2020
Aichi NGK Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

1. Miu Watanabe Vs Raku
2. Rika Tatsumi & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
3. Yuna Manase & Mirai Maiumi Vs Hyper Misao & Pom Harajuku
4. Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Haruna Neko Vs Mizuki, Suzume & Sena Shiori
5. Saki Akai Vs Hikari Noa
6. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
7. Yuka Sakazaki & Maki Itoh Vs Lana Austin & Yuki Aino

Quiet weekend. Only three shows. Yes that’s a quiet weekend now.

DDT “SUNDAY KASUKABIAN! 2020”, 09/02/2020
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi
4. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno Vs Cody Hall
6. Charisma Vs Gongitsune!: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda
7. Harashimao Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

Heading into this weekend Daisuke Sasaki currently holds the Right To Challenge At Saitama Super Arena Sword. The Right To Challenge Gauntlets are attached to Shinya Aoki (Blue), Naomi Yoshimura (Yellow), Akito (Green) and Cody Hall (Black).

BASARA “BASARA 121 ~OKEHAMA~”, 09/02/2020
Aichi Tsubohashi Sports Center

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano Vs Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yasu Urano Vs Masato Kamino & Tetsuo Usui
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
5. Fuminori Abe Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Fuminori Abe hasn’t been pinned since December. Ryota Nakatsu is coming off of a loss to Isami Kodaka. I’m thinking Abe is closing in on a Union MAX Title shot.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020”, 24/02/2020
Nagoya City East Sports Center

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
5. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
6. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Makoto Oishi Vs Kengo Takai, Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 & Hiroaki Ura
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Cody Hall

The Nagoya Army led by Kengo Takai has been decided. DDT has their defence force set in response.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR PLATINUM 2020”, 24/02/2020
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Ganpro World Tryout: Shin Suzuki Vs E10
2. Ganpro Specialty Special 3 Way Match ~HARUKAZE’s Close Call~: Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs Kuishinbo Kamen
3. Ganpro & GanJo Special Mixed Tag Match: Shuichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi Vs Shinichiro Tominaga & Asuka
4. Ganpro Vs Pro Wrestling BASARA Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki & Washi Sakurai Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Tetsuo Usui
5. Ganpro Vs TTT Full Battle: Ken Ohka Vs Guts Ishijima
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Yumehito Imanari

For fuck sake Guts Ishijima, stick to one affiliation please! He formed TTT (Total Triumph Team) in December and the promotion held its first show on 25th January. That explains why the Real GUTS Army angle got a bit wonky for the last couple of shows with the enemy team constantly changing its name and intentions.

With THE HALFEE idea now put on the shelf, Shuichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi are going back to their regular ring names. However Shuhei Washida has taken to the name Washi Sakurai and wants to stick with it.

When Shota went on tour in Australia last year he wrestled for a promotion called Pro Wrestling Power in Cairns, Queensland. One of the locals who caught his attention goes by the name of E10. He is coming over to Japan later this month for a tryout in Ganbare☆Wrestling. E10 is 178cm tall, weighs 77kg and his signature moves are the Side Effect and the Frog Splash.

DDT “DRAMATIC SHINYURESE 2020”, 28/02/2020
Kanagawa Shinyuri Twenty One Hall

1. HARASHIMA & Makoto Oishi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Hiroshi Yamato
2. Shinyuri Specialty! Two Major Singles Match: MAO Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Shinyuri Specialty! Two Major Singles Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito

Two big singles matches are set for Kanagawa. If it happened today then Akito’s Right To Challenge Gauntlet is on the line. MAO might be the KO-D Openweight Champion by the time the show takes place.

DDT “DDT DOES NOT KNOW GUNMA YET 2020”, 29/02/2020
Gunma Yamada Green Dome Maebashi Sub Event Area

1. ALL OUT Vs Eruption!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
2. The First Leap Year Of Reiwa! Inevitable Laughter Once Every 4 Years Ultra Super Mechanko Special 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi
3. Akagi Mountain Is Also Tonight! Maebashi Specialty Special Single Match: Yutaka Yoshie Vs Yuki Iino

Big boys collide in Maebashi! Yutaka Yoshie made his first appearance in DDT last year in a comedy match involving a daruma and a kokeshi. This time it’s a more serious challenge in the form of Yuki Iino.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 01/03/2020
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

A message was sent to the Tokyo Joshi Pro office by Thunder Rosa earlier today. She nominates Shoko Nakajima as the No. 1 Contender for the International Princess Title. The two previously faced each other for the Princess Of Princess Title back in May last year. Nakajima won the match and Rosa wants revenge. She thinks she has the upper hand because this time she is the champion and Nakajima is the challenger.

DDT “DRAMATIC RED READY! 2020”, 01/03/2020
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Chris Brookes Vs Maku Donaruto
2. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Match: Yuni Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

There’s another Australian heading over to Japan soon, this one for DDT. Melbourne high flyer Royce Chambers will be in DDT from 1st to 20th March. His acrobatic moves and matches from Melbourne Championship Wrestling have been getting attention online and impressed the likes of Konosuke Takeshita. DDT is bringing in Chambers on Takeshita’s recommendation. Chambers is 180cm tall, weighs 86kg and has only been wrestling for two years.

Yuni closes out the childhood portion of his wrestling life by facing his career rival Kazuki Hirata.

Thanks for sticking with DDT, Brookes. Here’s Maku Donaruto for you.

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