Takigawa’s Graduation Match, STRONG HEARTS Seek Championships, Oishi The Bodyguard

October 22, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN ONE”, 27/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Nodoka Tenma & Hinano Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Hikari
2. Yuki Aino Vs Raku
3. Yuna Manase Vs Miu
4. Special 8-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Reika Saiki, Yuu & Hyper Misao Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Shoko Nakajima & Maki Ito
5. Azusa Takigawa Graduation Memorial Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao, Yuu, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Reika Saiki, Maki Ito, Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku, Miu, Hikari, Hinano & Raku

Two firsts for Tokyo Joshi Pro are happening on this show. We’re getting a 4 Vs 4 Tokyo Joshi tag match for the first time. We are also getting a 1 Vs 16 match for the first time to celebrate Azusa Takigawa’s graduation. No further details yet have been given on how the match will work. Other companies have done special gauntlet matches for their retiring wrestlers in the past where every round only has a one minute time limit and the chosen wrestler goes through all opponents no matter how much they win, lose or draw. I guess it will be something similar here.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs El Lindaman
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Joshi Battle Royal: Yuki Arai (c) (w/ Makoto Oishi) Vs Saki Akai Vs Maki Ito Vs Cherry Vs Emi Sakura Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mizuki
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs CIMA, T-Hawk & Duan Yingnan
4. DDT Extreme Title – Wrestling Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki
5. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

The new KO-D Openweight Champion has been drinking non-stop in celebration since winning the title yesterday. Daisuke Sasaki doesn’t remember much about the last 24 hours because of this. His prize money is already gone because he recently spent 4 million yen on things including a brand new car. The prize money from the main event was 2 million yen by the way. Sasaki hopes his victory was enough to impress both Laura James and Candice LeRae. His first defence is confirmed to be against the Dramatic General Election winner at Korakuen Hall on 25th November.

Danshoku Dieno has not been seen or heard from since the ending of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” when DAMNATION locked him into a coffin. Sasaki ordered Nobuhiro Shimatani to go burn it when the show was over. Dieno is not expected to appear at Korakuen this weekend.

With ALL OUT swept aside, STRONG HEARTS are sticking around in DDT so they can win a championship. CIMA’s goal is to become a champion one more time before he turns 41 at his next birthday. The group has chosen the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles as their target. CIMA, T-Hawk and Duan Yingnan will be the trio challenging DAMNATION in the match. T-Hawk said STRONG HEARTS share everything together. That is what makes them the strongest unit. Yingnan is hoping to bring a championship back to Shanghai. CIMA calls Konosuke Takeshita the standard of DDT. It is up to the rest of the DDT roster to prove they are better otherwise they will only disappoint CIMA. Tetsuya Endo admitted that Takeshita beating CIMA yesterday would have been a happy ending for all of DDT, except for Endo because he still hates Takeshita to death. All of the attention should now be on DAMNATION because of the championships they hold. Also Endo believes that Mad Paulie will be the key wrestler to watch when the match happens. This is all bringing back awkward memories for Soma Takao. Back when he was a college pro wrestler he was called BIMA and he was, yes you guessed it, a CIMA parody. Shimatani was more than happy to tell CIMA that over and over when the two teams met at today’s press conference. The letter B is above C for a reason according to Shimatani.

Shimatani’s posturing was quick to annoy El Lindaman. The two argued back and forth about their short heights until they were booked to face each other.

Makoto Oishi has offered to help SKE48 idol Yuki Arai defend her Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title in the Joshi Battle Royal. The reason is Oishi loves idols, especially ones named Arai. This must be fate! It’s enough for Arai to trust him at least. Maki Ito is already upset with Arai because she never introduced herself to her, even though they only met today when Ito stormed the conference. Ito finds that disrespectful because she is Arai’s senior in the idol world.

“ALL DOIN”, 09/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tiger Mask V (Self-Proclaimed) Vs Pero Pero Master
2. Eririn Takagi, Monster Halloween & ONAKIN Vs MEN’S Teioh, HARASHIMA & Shota

MEN’S Teioh was chosen by Sanshiro Takagi to be the executive chairman of the “ALL DOIN” committee. HARASHIMA is considered one of the strongest wrestlers in Japan’s independent scene so why not put him on the show celebrating independent wrestling? Shota also has a lot of experience in that section of the industry.

I’m not sure who Pero Pero Master (ぺろぺろ親方) is. Google isn’t offering much.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.2 ~WRESTLE THRASHING MAD~”, 08/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ricky Fuji
2. Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yuka Miyamoto
3. FUMA Vs Great Sasuke

Nihonto and Barbatos are the latest bands signed to appear on the show.


Peter Pan Match Order, Tokyo Ramen Show, Ganpro Party

October 17, 2018

I’m aiming to get my Ryogoku Peter Pan preview finished by Friday night at the latest.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Time Difference Battle Royal: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Shota Vs Michael Wolf Vs 5th Tiger Mask (Self-Named) Vs Monster Halloween Vs Gundan Hitori
0. Mina Shirakawa DDT First Participation War! Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima
1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
2. Gauntlet Tag Match: Mike Bailey & Antonio Honda Vs Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Keisuke Okuda Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa
3. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2018: Saki Akai & Maki Ito Vs Meiko Satomura & Cassandra Miyagi
4. ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
5. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
6. Soken Holdings Present – Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
7. The Difference In 27 Years Of Age! Representative Director And President (48 Years Old) And Belonging Wrestler (21 Years Old) Waste Blood Washing Conflict Play – Final Settlement Weapon Rumble!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
8. Shigehiro Irie’s Grand Fight: Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii Vs HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs CIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

This is the confirmed match order for the Sumo Hall show.

DDT “TOKYO RAMEN SHOW 2018”, 26/10/2018
Tokyo Komazawa Olympic Park

1. Miyu Yamashita & Hyper Misao Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Azusa Takigawa
2. DDT Ramen-bu Vs ALL OUT!: Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino

A few days after Sumo Hall, DDT will be heading back outdoors for their annual appearance in the Tokyo Ramen Show. Not only will a mat be laid out for some wrestling matches on one of the days but the Ebisuko Tavern will be offering samples of their salty Chinese noodle dish all week during the festival.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title – Wrestling Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki
2. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

Slight update on the DDT Extreme Title Match. HARASHIMA, Shinya Aoki and Gouma Ryu have agreed on calling it a Wrestling Rules match but they are still hammering out the details on the exact ruleset.

The STRONG HEARTS will be at this show as will Yuki Arai, the SKE48 idol who is currently the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018”, 26/10/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic

1. There Is Not Enough Fat! I Do Not Want Such A Thing! Ganpro International No Diet Day Memorial Special Match!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Manami Kanda (Special Referee: Yumehito Imanari)
2. Mr. Showtime Vs Real Tiger Mask!!: Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling’s Great Crazy Party!!: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki

The new team of Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki take on the two faces of Ganbare☆Wrestling.

Moeka Haruhi is now a part of the Ganpro roster. He first match is against one of the early figures Ganpro attempted to build a joshi division around, Manami Kanda. The match-up seems more to be an excuse for Yumehito Imanari to perv over Kanda’s figure again though.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RED ANGEL 2018”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku Again!: Ken Ohka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Ganpro will be running Shin-Kiba 1st RING on the same day as BASARA. As part of the growing feud between Ganpro and Sento Minzoku, Ken Ohka has agreed to wrestle two singles matches on the day. Here in his home promotion he faces the Sento leader Ryuichi Sekine. He will face Minoru Fujita on the BASARA show although that match has not been officially advertised by BASARA yet.


All Caught Up

October 12, 2018

DDT “DDT IN BIWAKO PART 2 ~BOAT RACE IS WATER FIGHTING!~”, 13/10/2018
Shiga Boat Race Biwako

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Mike Bailey, MAO & Kazusada Higuchi
3. Battle Royal: Danshoku Dieno Vs Saki Akai Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao Vs Jason Kincaid Vs Michael Wolf
4. Boat Race Biwako Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino

DDT will be hosting matches at the boat show throughout the day

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE OSAKA?”, 13/10/2018
Osaka World Pavilion

1. Azusa Takigawa & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Reika Saiki
3. Yuna Manase Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
5. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito Vs Priscilla Kelly & Hikari

Miyu Yamashita is still trying to figure out Priscilla Kelly. This will be her last chance the day before their TOKYO Princess Title Match. Meanwhile Maki Ito is losing distance to the rest of the Dramatic General Election field. She’ll be desperate the keep the votes coming.

BASARA “BASARA 80 ~OSAKA’S TEAM THE WORLD~”, 13/10/2018
Osaka World Pavilion

1. Best Stretchman V3 & Stretchman Man Vs Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Jun Masaoka Vs Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
3. Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita
4. BASARA World’s Three Big Singles Match ~Buddha Slash On The Tail Of The Monkey~: Daiki Shimomura Vs Fuminori Abe
5. BASARA World’s Three Big Singles Match ~Yoga Also Handled Care~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Naoki Tanizaki
6. BASARA World’s Three Big Singles Match ~FUMA FEST extra track~: FUMA Vs HUB

Sento Minzoku won the first battle against Ganbare☆Wrestling. There are plans for Ganpro to come back to BASARA in November to continue the feud but will they show up for an earlier ambush?

DDT “UTAN FESTA 2018”, 14/10/2018
Tokyo JR Omori Station

1. Gurukun Mask Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs KUDO, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
4. Danshoku Dieno, Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
5. World Omori Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: HARASHIMA Vs Jun Kasai Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Saki Akai Vs Mad Paulie Vs Michael Wolf
6. World Omori Title: Chikara (c) Vs Antonio Honda

The annual outdoor show features the annual World Omori Title defence and the annual Battle Royal to decide next year’s challenger.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Time Difference Battle Royal: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs 5th Tiger Mask (Self-Named) Vs Monster Halloween Vs Gundan Hitori Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Shota Vs Michael Wolf
0. Mina Shirakawa DDT First Participation War! Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Mike Bailey & Antonio Honda Vs Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Keisuke Okuda Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa
2. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
3. The Difference In 27 Years Of Age! Representative Director And President (48 Years Old) And Belonging Wrestler (21 Years Old) Waste Blood Washing Conflict Play – Final Settlement Weapon Rumble!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
4. Soken Holdings Present – Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
6. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2018: Saki Akai & Maki Ito Vs Meiko Satomura & Cassandra Miyagi
7. ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
8. Shigehiro Irie’s Grand Fight: HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs CIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Yumehito Imanari, Shota and Michael Wolf are added to the pre-show Battle Royal.

I’ll aim to write up the big preview next week.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title – ??? Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki
2. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

HARASHIMA has sent Gouma Ryu to negotiate with Shinya Aoki over the exact ruleset to be used in the DDT Extreme Title match. Pro wrestling being as loose with the rules as it can be means nobody wants to leave anything to chance for this enticing match-up.

BASARA “BASARA 81 ~WIND, CLOUDS AND RAINBOW~”, 03/11/2018
Chiba Blue Field

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Jun Masaoka
2. Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano Vs FUMA, SAGAT & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Daiki Shimomura Vs Kaji Tomato
4. Sento Minzoku Vs FITNESS BEAUTY: Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita Vs Yuji Hino & Yuta Suzuki
5. NEW GENERATION TAG MATCH: Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano

With Isami Kodaka out injured it’s time for new faces to take over BASARA’s main event scene. Ryota Nakatsu already grabbed his place by becoming the Union MAX Champion. Now it’s time for others to step up and join him.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.2 ~WRESTLE THRASHING MAD~”, 08/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. FUMA Vs Great Sasuke

Something that has bothered FUMA for years was the period when The Great Sasuke came out to “Metal On Metal” by Anvil. That song isn’t heavy metal enough by FUMA’s standards so he wants to show Sasuke what real heavy metal is like!

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Yusuke Kubo and SAGAT are also booked on the show. Bands announced to perform include Dragon’s Den, Hellhound, Alice In Hell, Collar Bone, The Kandarivas and Black Sweet. Hellhound will perform “Warriors Of Rising Sun” live for FUMA’s ring entrance.


HARASHIMA Vs Okuda, FUMA Vs HUB, Bakuretsu Sisters

October 3, 2018

I’ll be going on holiday tomorrow for a week so any upcoming news and results won’t be posted until next Thursday at the earliest. I’m going to have around 7 shows from all of the active brands to catch up on by the time I’m back so if anything big happens I’ll be sure to tweet about it once I find out.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #20”, 10/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari
0. NO TV Match: Jason Kincaid & Michael Wolf Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
1. MAO, Mike Bailey, Ethan Page & Priscilla Kelly Vs Jun Kasai, Akito, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai
2. Super Sasadango Machine Vs Sanshiro Takagi
3. Shigehiro Irie Vs Mizuki Watase
4. Mote Mote Army Vs Not Mote Army All Out Fight!: Makoto Oishi, Yuki Ueno & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Not Mote Super Large X
5. Special Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Keisuke Okuda
6. Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo

An unprovoked attack by Keisuke Okuda on Kazuki Hirata led to a pull apart between him and HARASHIMA on this week’s episode of Maji Manji. A singles match between the two will settle their differences.

Konosuke Takeshita is the third Mote Mote wrestler.

The battle of RENEGADES sees Shigehiro Irie face off against Mizuki Watase. There is no bad blood between them so this will be more of a chance for them to say goodbye to each other.

Michael Wolf is an Oklahoma wrestler from Compound Pro Wrestling. He is 173cm tall and weighs 89kg.

BASARA “BASARA 80 ~OSAKA’S TEAM THE WORLD~”, 13/10/2018
Osaka World Pavilion

1. Best Stretchman V3 & Stretchman Man Vs Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Jun Masaoka Vs Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
3. Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita
4. BASARA World’s Three Big Singles Match ~Buddha Slash On The Tail Of The Monkey~: Daiki Shimomura Vs Fuminori Abe
5. BASARA World’s Three Big Singles Match ~Yoga Also Handled Care~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Naoki Tanizaki
6. BASARA World’s Three Big Singles Match ~FUMA FEST extra track~: FUMA Vs HUB

In his previous BASARA appearances, HUB has acted as an on again off again member of IRON PRIEST and the the Metal Family. FUMA gets to face him in a match promoting “FUMA FEST VOL.2”.

The new Sento Minzoku unit is already finding a list of opponents to fight. Ryuichi Sekine will no doubt want to see how powerful his friend Ryota Nakatsu has become since becoming the Union MAX Champion. They both vowed to fight each other to become stronger wrestlers. Fuminori Abe is too pure and well behaved to fit in with the unit so he has to become a rival instead. Somebody speaking on behalf of Minoru Fujita signed him up for membership but we’ll see if he’s really up for it.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SABAKU NO TAKA 2018”, 14/10/2018
Fukuoka Oki Gakuen Dome

1. Yuna Manase Vs Raku
2. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Miu
3. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Hinano
4. Azusa Takigawa & Hikari Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
5. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Shoko Nakajima & Yuu
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Priscilla Kelly

Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino are now called The Bakuretsu Sisters. They’ve been doing well together ever since Tenma’s makeover so more changes for them won’t hurt.


Goodbye To Shibuya DESEO, Sento Minzoku, Tokyo Joshi’s Forbidden 3 Rule, Irie In Ganpro

October 1, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THANK YOU SHIBUYA DESEO ~5 YEARS LATER I TREMBLE IN A MIRACLE I SET UP IN THIS PLACE~”, 03/10/2018
Shibuya DESEO

1. Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuu
2. Yuka Sakazaki & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
3. Miyu Yamashita & Yuna Manase Vs Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao

The original home venue for the early years of Tokyo Joshi Pro will be closing down for renovations and relocating to another part of Shibuya at the end of November. Tokyo Joshi are coming back for one more ringless show to send the place off. The first half of the event will consist of live performances from the Ito Respect Army, Konkatsu-gun, Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma and Yuki Aino. The second half of the show will be the three wrestling matches.

BASARA “BASARA 79 ~FEAST~”, 05/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano Vs Manabu Hara, Jun Masaoka & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Banana Senga Vs X
3. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo
4. Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe
5. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Brahman Brothers!: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
6. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Daiki Shimomura

A press conference was held on the 27th September to announce the full card. Daiki Shimomura is the first person to challenge Ryota Nakatsu for the Union MAX Title. Shimomura admits he doesn’t know much about the history of that championship but he thinks he will become an interesting champion because of that reason. He also wants to beat Nakatsu more than he wants the belt. It’s been two years since they last faced each other one on one in the DNA Grand Prix. Shimomura cannot wait to show how much he has changed since then.

The other news to come out of the conference also involves Shimomura. Isami Kodaka sent a written message explaining that he is recovering from both a fractured jaw and a neck injury. He is interested in seeing what interesting things will happen to BASARA while he is gone. Who will gain power? Who will behave differently without him around? He will watch from the shadows but will do so as part of a new unit called Sento Minzoku. Also part of this unit are Ryuichi Sekine and Daiki Shimomura. Sekine has now grown a monkey’s tail just like Shimomura and he will be the leader of the group in Kodaka’s absence. They have made an offer to Minoru Fujita to join them. A person with a bag over his head claiming to be Fujita just said he will turn BASARA into a lawless zone now that the general is gone. Fuminori Abe offered his opinion on the matter and said his behaviour is too good for him to join Sento Minzoku.

Stretchman Man is back to being Banana Senga so he can do the Reversal Wrestling Trial again.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE KITAZAWA?”, 08/10/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Raku
2. Maki Ito Vs Hinano
3. Yuu Vs Miu
4. Reika Saiki Vs Hikari
5. Miyu Yamashita & Hyper Misao Vs Priscilla Kelly & Shoko Nakajima
6. Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuna Manase (Special Referee: Nonoko)
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

In two days time Sanshiro Takagi will be holding a meeting with several Tokyo Joshi wrestlers to discuss the Forbidden Three rule used by the promotion. There is confusion over how established the rules are because they were never strictly enforced. The women also think the rules aren’t even necessary for the majority of the roster because most of them are adults.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018”, 11/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. “Spring” Is Not Over Yet!: Moeka Haruhi & Koharu Hinata Vs Saki & Manami Kanda
2. Ganpro Flow! Shigehiro Irie Spectacular Match!: Shigehiro Irie Vs Chikara
3. Fanfare Supporting Imanari Revolution: Hiroshi Yamato & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Shota Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Daichi Shimomura & X
5. THE ROOT OF WRESTLING: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Hideki Suzuki

Sento Minzoku isn’t just going to stay put in BASARA. Sekine visited the recent Ganbare☆Wrestling show to challenge Ken Ohka to a match between the two groups. That challenge turned into an attack by Sekine so this isn’t going to be a friendly kickabout.

Shigehiro Irie’s first non-DDT appearance as a freelancer is with Ganpro. This will be his second match for the group. The first took place in August 2017.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE OSAKA?”, 13/10/2018
Osaka World Pavilion

1. Azusa Takigawa & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Reika Saiki
3. Yuna Manase Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
5. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito Vs Priscilla Kelly & Hikari

The combination of the Magical Sugar Rabbits and Miraclians has created the MagiRabIans!

Yuna Manase and Yuki Kamifuku are feuding over Kamifuku’s recent photoshoot for FRIDAY magazine.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SABAKU NO TAKA 2018”, 14/10/2018
Fukuoka Oki Gakuen Dome

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Priscilla Kelly

Maki Ito’s former idol group LinQ will be performing a musical number on the show.


Mr. No TV, Iwasaki Gets The Spotlight, Freelance Irie, Rondo Bell Info Match

October 1, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #19”, 02/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match I – “Mr. No TV” Makoto Oishi Appears In His 5th NO TV Match!: Makoto Oishi Vs Gota Ihashi
0. NO TV Match II: Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Ueno
1. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima Vs Mizuki & Azusa Takigawa
3. Maji Manji Two Serious Big Match: Jun Kasai Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Mike Bailey, Antonio Honda & Keisuke Okuda
5. Maji Manji Two Serious Big Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Ethan Page
6. Danshoku Dieno & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie

Makoto Oishi has lost his self-chosen nickname of “Mr. Maji Manji”. He’s been relegated to the dark matches so often that DDT is now calling him “Mr. No TV”.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TARABAGANI~”, 06/10/2018
Hokkaido Nemuro City Youth Center

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
2. Mike Bailey, MAO & Ethan Page Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Super Sasadango Machine
3. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
4. A Man Survived Many Hardships And Reached The Place Of Nemuro! Giant Single Match: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Adreza Giant Panda
5. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase
6. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
7. UWA Asia Pacific Heavyweight Champion Kouki Iwasaki Local Triumph! Nemuro Specialty Special Tag Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Keisuke Ishii Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

Kouki Iwasaki is doing well for himself ever since he jumped ship to Ganbare☆Wrestling. He’s been wrestling in other promotions like Real Japan and even won the UWA Asia Pacific Heavyweight Title. Since DDT is going to his hometown for a show this week it is only fair that he gets to be continue this momentum by getting a main event spot.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMOROKOSHI~”, 07/10/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Super Sasadango Machine & Gorgeous Matsuno
2. Shunma Katsumata & Maki Ito Vs Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi
3. HARASHIMA, Tomoya & Koji Yoshida Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
4. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
5. Mars Specialty! Sea Urchin, Salmon, Scallops, Crab Bowl 4 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Jason Kincaid & Ethan Page
6. How About Hokkaido Singles!: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yuki Ueno
7. Sapporo Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match From The North: Danshoku Dieno, Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

This is Shigehiro Irie’s first match in DDT as a freelancer. He’s in a match against two guys who have jumped to Ganpro. That’s not a coincidence because Irie will appear at a Ganpro show on 11th October.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TORUHOKAKE~”, 08/10/2018
Hokkaido Hakodate General Wholesale Center Distribution Hall

1. Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Makoto Oishi & Kazuki Hirata
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Katsuo & Keisuke Ishii
3. Gorgeous Matsuno 57 Years Old, A Trial Match!: Danshoku Dieno & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
4. Yuki Iino Knock On Series Round 4: Ethan Page Vs Yuki Iino
5. Infomercial Match – Culture Bar “Rondo Bell”: Sanshiro Takagi & Yumehito Imanari Vs Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi
6. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
7. Hakodate Specialty! 1,000,000 Yen Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase

Daisuke Sasaki doesn’t have much love for anything these days but he will always fight for big cash.

The Rondo Bell Infomercial Match is Gundam related which means the return of Sanshiro Takagi’s Gundam costume!

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Time Difference Battle Royal: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs 5th Tiger Mask (Self-Named) Vs Monster Halloween Vs Gundan Hitori Vs X
0. Mina Shirakawa DDT First Participation War! Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Mike Bailey & Antonio Honda Vs Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Keisuke Okuda Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa
2. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
3. The Difference In 27 Years Of Age! Representative Director And President (48 Years Old) And Belonging Wrestler (21 Years Old) Waste Blood Washing Conflict Play – Final Settlement Weapon Rumble!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
4. Soken Holdings Present – Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
6. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2018: Saki Akai & Maki Ito Vs Meiko Satomura & Cassandra Miyagi
7. ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
8. Shigehiro Irie’s Grand Fight: HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs CIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Some of the indy wrestlers from the ALL DOIN project are now in the pre-show Rumble.


Updated Ryogoku Card, Undefeated Ethan Page, Special Referee Nonoko, Big Matches For Maji Manji

September 26, 2018

DDT “BEST WESTERN LARIAT SERIES 2018 ~REBORN~ BATTLE OF CORAL”, 30/09/2018
Tokyo Best Western Rembrandt Hotel Tokyo Machida

1. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Tanomusaku Toba & Gota Ihashi
2. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Takanashi Vs Akito & Keisuke Ishii
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Maki Ito
4. Please Spend A Wonderful Time With Delicious Meals And Gorgeous Dance: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Mike Bailey, Ethan Page & Antonio Honda
6. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

MAO’s foot injury keeps him off this Sunday’s hotel show. Antonio Honda takes his place in the semi-main event and Gota Ihashi takes Honda’s place in the opener.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #19”, 02/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima Vs Mizuki & Azusa Takigawa
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Mike Bailey, Antonio Honda & Keisuke Okuda
3. Maji Bankai Two Serious Big Match: Jun Kasai Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Maji Bankai Two Serious Big Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Ethan Page
5. Danshoku Dieno & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie

Ethan Page is tweeting a lot about being undefeated during his current tour with DDT. God only knows what he’ll be like if he beats Konosuke Takeshita.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TARABAGANI~”, 06/10/2018
Hokkaido Nemuro City Youth Center

1. A Man Survived Many Hardships And Reached The Place Of Nemuro! Giant Single Match: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Adreza Giant Panda

Before the massive bear steps foot inside Sumo Hall, Andreza Giant Panda must go through a DDT veteran. Gorgeous Matsuno has appointed himself the gatekeeper of DDT and he isn’t going to let Andreza waltz into his territory to do whatever he wants. Andreza will have to go through Matsuno in order to reach Super Sasadango Machine. Speaking of Sasadango, he will be in attendance for the show. No doubt Sasadango will be scouting his giant opponent.

Kouki Iwasaki will also be wrestling on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE KITAZAWA?”, 08/10/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuna Manase (Special Referee: Nonoko)
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

Azusa Takigawa’s remaining dates before her graduation are the 8th, 10th, 13th, 14th and finally the 27th October. Her match with Yuna Manase has become a collision between Konkatsu-gun and the Super Milk Combination thanks to the inclusion of Nonoko as the special guest referee. Nonoko has promised to officiate the match strictly and fairly according to good sportsmanship.

Priscilla Kelly will be on the show.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #20”, 10/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Mote Mote Army Vs Not Mote Army All Out Fight!: Makoto Oishi, Yuki Ueno & Mote Mote Super Large X Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Not Mote Super Large X

The return of The Bachelor Japan’s Rintaro Oyaizu has caused infighting among The Compliance. Oyaizu has been teaching Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno how to be popular with women. Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda are mad that they are being left out. The two sides have been told to go find a partner and settle their problem with a 6-Man Tag Match. Here’s something I learned about Oyaizu and why he’s able to do these appearances for DDT. His day job is being a director for CyberAgent’s video game division! How’s that for company synergy?

Jun Kasai, Super Sasadango Machine and Yumehito Imanari will be on the show.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Time Difference Battle Royal: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs X
0. Mina Shirakawa DDT First Participation War! Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Mike Bailey & Antonio Honda Vs Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Keisuke Okuda Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa
2. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
3. The Difference In 27 Years Of Age! Representative Director And President (48 Years Old) And Belonging Wrestler (21 Years Old) Waste Blood Washing Conflict Play – Final Settlement Weapon Rumble!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
4. Soken Holdings Present – Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
6. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2018: Saki Akai & Maki Ito Vs Meiko Satomura & Cassandra Miyagi
7. ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
8. Shigehiro Irie’s Grand Fight: HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs CIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

A few spots still needs to be filled in but this is the twelve match card for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018”. The new additions are Shigehiro Irie’s farewell match teaming with Keisuke Ishii to face HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi. The Super Joshi Pro Wars match is back this time with Saki Akai & Maki Ito facing the Sendai Girls team of Meiko Satomura & Cassandra Miyagi. Sasadango Vs Andreza now has a match sponsor. The Tag Gauntlet and Battle Royal has a bunch of new entries too. The Battle Royal is still missing something though. Where’s the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title when you need it?

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki
2. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

A week after Sumo Hall takes place, Maji Manji will broadcast from Korakuen Hall for the first time. DDT is already putting together two big matches as the headliners.

Super Sasadango Machine, Yumehito Imanari and Maki Ito will be on the show.