Heaven Summit Returns, Umeda Mad Dog Series, Dino’s Bat Butt Woes

April 19, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 65 ~FEAST~”, 20/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Best Stretchman Amazon
2. Fuminori Abe Vs Tanomusaku Toba
3. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Daichi Kazato
4. FUMA, SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Akiyori Takizawa
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano Vs Naoki Tanizaki, Yuki Aoki & Manabu Hara
6. Special Single Match: Minoru Tanaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

The participants for this year’s Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament will be announced during the show. The 2018 edition will be a 16-man single elimination playoff beginning on 23rd May until 12th July. A 500,000 yen cash prize is the reward for the winner. Along with the entrant reveals, the 1st Round match-ups will also be determined tomorrow.

DDT “SHIN SYU VERY MUCH! 2018”, 22/04/2018
Nagano Art Center Act Park

1. Antonio Honda Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO
3. 4 Way Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Shunma Katsumata
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
6. DDT Nagano Sales Manager Toru Owashi Local Triumph! “Owashi And Funny Friends Part 3” Special 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine

Masahiro Takanashi has the flu so he will not be wrestling on this show. Naomi Yoshimura replaces him.

DDT “VIDEO TEAM BOX OFFICE – BETAMANIA”, 23/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Special Single Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Deepthroat (w/ Genome Soldier A & Genome Soldier B)
2. Special Single Match: DT-YUTA Vs X
3. DT-YUTA Produce Match ~Rotten Bad And Rotten Edge~: 726 Vs KUDO
4. Goodbye Fukuda…Honorable! Crushing! Explosion! Special Exhibition Match!: Ryuhei Fukuda Vs Keisuke Ishii

Yumehito Imanari’s opponent sounds like a Metal Gear Solid reference to me.

Minoru Fujita and Shinichiro Tominaga will be involved with the show somehow.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2018”, 29/04/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase
1. Yukio Sakaguchi, MAO, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao & Yuki Ueno
3. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
4. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 1st Match: Kota Umeda Vs Go Shiozaki
5. Cherry’s Last DDT Match!: Danshoku Dino, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Cherry, Francoise☆Takagi & Makoto Oishi
6. DDT Extreme Title: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs HARASHIMA
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

DDT is getting behind Kota Umeda after he won the Maji Manji tournament on “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” earlier this week. As part of the push, Umeda is going through a 7 Match series against some high profile wrestlers. His first opponent is Go Shiozaki from NOAH.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Miyu Yamashita
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & MAO

Umeda was so proud of his match with MAO in the Maji Manji final that he asked him to challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles together.

So far both episodes of the show have featured Danshoku Dino getting hit in the ass with a baseball bat by the weekly guest. He tried to attack the last guest Ririka Suto but Miyu Yamashita rescued her. That’s the set up for Dino versus Yamashita with the same baseball bat stipulation.

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Maji Manji Episode 2, Dramatic Dreams Volume 5

April 16, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #2”, 17/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Rekka
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. 4 Way Tag Match: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Makoto Oishi Vs Ken Ohka & Lady Beard
2. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Yuki Ueno Vs MAO
3. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Kota Umeda Vs Maki Ito
4. Tradition Of The Soul: Danshoku Dino Vs Naomi Yoshimura
5. Kazusada Higuchi, Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey
6. ALL OUT Vs Irie-gun: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
7. Maji Manji Tournament – Final: X Vs X

Week two of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” features the final rounds of the tournament to find DDT’s next star. Also Konosuke Takeshita and Shigehiro Irie continue their feud.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
2. Special Single Match ~Clouds~: Yuki Ueno Vs Dick Togo
3. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

Yasu Urano, Magnitude Kishiwada, HUB and Shoichi Uchida will all be on the show. GAINA was also supposed to be booked but he had to pull out because he already agreed to attend a wedding that day.


Catching Up On The News – The Others

April 14, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO OSAKA IN THE SPRING, TOGETHER WITH YOUR FRIENDS!”, 15/04/2018
Osaka City Yodogawa Citizen Center

1. Hikari Vs Miu
2. Mizuki & Raku Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Hinano
3. Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao & Priscilla Kelly
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuu & Yuki Kamifuku
5. Miyu Yamashita, Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi Vs Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Maki Ito

This is the go home show for Korakuen Hall.

BASARA “VAJRA 65 ~FEAST~”, 20/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Fuminori Abe Vs Tanomusaku Toba
2. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Daichi Kazato
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Best Stretchman Amazon
4. FUMA, SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Akiyori Takizawa
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano Vs Naoki Tanizaki, Yuki Aoki & Manabu Hara
6. Special Single Match: Minoru Tanaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Isami Kodaka will be hosting a celebration party at the show because he now holds five different championships at the same time. The Union MAX Title, the NWA World Jr. Title, the NWA International Jr. Title, the Big Japan Tag Team Title and the STRONGEST-K Tag Team Title.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DREAMING I WAS DREAMING 2018”, 28/04/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. HARUKAZE, Triumphant Return From A Family Trip: HARUKAZE Vs Saki
2. Ganpuro Family Vs Katsumura-gun: Shinichiro Tominaga & Katsumi Oribe Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Black Ribera
3. Waiting Room And Backstage Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yukihiro Abe Vs Chikara
4. Fanfare For The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Okuda
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

What a fall from grace for Sanshiro Takagi. Banished from DDT and immediately gets booked for Ganbare☆Wrestling.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2018 ~BREAK MYSELF!~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuna Manase Return Match: Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Hinano Vs Mizuki, Raku & Miu
2. Yuki Aino Debut Match: Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs Yuu & Hikari
3. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Hyper Misao Vs Jun Kasai
4. Maki Ito Vs Riho
5. Maho Kurone & Su Yung Vs Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Rika Tatsumi is willing to do anything to show she is ready for the main event. She will even cut off her own hair if she has to.

The Miraclians aren’t afraid of any ghosts, zombies or other creatures of the undead.

Hyper Misao discovered pro wrestling through one of DDT’s falls count anywhere matches. Her career has now gone full circle and she faces one of the premier names in Japan for that kind of match, Jun Kasai.

Yuna Manase wrestles for the first time since February after getting a clavicle plate surgically removed from her collarbone.

BASARA “VAJRA 66 ~IT GOES THROUGH TO HEAVENLY HEAVEN~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Yusuke Kubo
2. Takato Nakano Vs Manabu Hara
3. Fuminori Abe Vs Masato Tanaka
4. Count Down To Extinction ~ Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Jun Kasai & Gunso
5. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Return Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Osamu Nishimura
6. Cavalry Vs Aikata Tag!: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
7. Union MAX Title & DOVE World Title: Isami Kodaka (U/c) Vs Naoki Tanizaki (D/c)

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi has peacefully challenged Osamu Nishimura to be his opponent for his comeback match. Nishimura was somebody who used yoga to turn his life around just like Hiroshi is trying to right now. But Nishimura has since broken his abstinence, gotten married and became a politician back in the real world. Hiroshi wants to test Nishimura’s mind and see if a great leader in the yoga world is still in there.

BASARA “VAJRA 67 ~EMBRACING THE AMBITION~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Susukino Mars Gym

1. NWA World Jr. Heavyweight & International Jr. Heavyweight Titles: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka

Naoki Tanizaki, Manabu Hara, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Yasu Urano, Hiroshi Kondo, Akiyori Takizawa and Katsuo will all be on the show.


Catching Up On The News – DDT

April 14, 2018

DDT “DDT MUSIC! 2018”, 15/04/2018
Osaka City Yodogawa Citizen Center

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao & Daiki Shimomura
2. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Saki Akai & Yuni
4. Naniwa 2 Big Single Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Naniwa 2 Big Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Mad Paulie
6. Tomorrow Is Good! Osaka Specialty 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs KUDO Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Be Legend Presents: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO

Yukio Sakaguchi was originally supposed to be on this show but will miss it due to a scheduling conflict. Saki Akai takes his place.

Mad Paulie is now in a red rage because of the springtime. Daisuke Sasaki’s anger over HARASHIMA getting the next DDT Extreme Title shot might also have something to do with it. Paulie can only be calmed down and controlled in this condition with porno magazines.

Yuni is jealous of Nicholas, the ten year old boy who won the Raw Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania last weekend. It didn’t help when Sanshiro Takagi joked about searching for Nicholas’s booking details for a tour.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #2”, 17/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Rekka
1. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Kota Umeda Vs Maki Ito
2. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Yuki Ueno Vs MAO
3. 4 Way Tag Match: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Makoto Oishi Vs Ken Ohka & Lady Beard
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda
5. ALL OUT Vs Irie-gun: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
6. Tradition Of The Soul: Danshoku Dino Vs Naomi Yoshimura
7. Maji Manji Tournament – Final: X Vs X

The winner of the Maju Manji tournament will get the full backing of AbemaTV. The semi-finals have a 5 minute time limit and the final has a 10 minute time limit.

Mizuki Watase looks to be Shigehiro Irie’s only ally right now. Watase stood in Irie’s corner for his return match at the start of the month.

DDT “SHIN SYU VERY MUCH! 2018”, 22/04/2018
Nagano Art Center Act Park

1. Antonio Honda Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
6. DDT Nagano Sales Manager Toru Owashi Local Triumph! “Owashi And Funny Friends Part 3” Special 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine

Since the show is in Nagano, DDT’s Nagano resident Toru Owashi is in charge of putting it together.

DDT “VIDEO TEAM BOX OFFICE – BETAMANIA”, 23/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. DT-YUTA Produce Match ~Rotten Bad And Rotten Edge~: 726 Vs KUDO
2. Goodbye Fukuda…Honorable! Crushing! Explosion! Special Exhibition Match!: Ryuhei Fukuda Vs Keisuke Ishii

Yumehiteo Imanari and DT-YUTA from the video team are also scheduled to wrestle.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs X & X

Maji Manji gets its first title match on episode #3.


BASARA’s 12.12.12, Maji Manji Debut Card, Takeshita Prepares For Irie

April 3, 2018

I’m going on holiday for a week so there won’t be anymore updates until 13th April at the earliest. That means I’ll be late posting results for the next six shows. If anything major happens and I get word of it there will be tweets but other than that, it’s probably going to be a quiet week or two on this page.

BASARA “VAJRA 64 ~CHERRY BLOSSOMS~”, 07/04/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Hercules Senga & Gouma Ryu
2. BASARA’s 12.12.12: FUMA Vs Takato Nakano
3. BASARA’s 12.12.12: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Akiyori Takizawa
4. BASARA’s 12.12.12: SAGAT Vs Ryota Nakatsu
5. BASARA’s 12.12.12: Yusuke Kubo Vs Yasu Urano
6. BASARA’s 12.12.12: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Tank Nagai
7. BASARA’s 12.12.12: Isami Kodaka Vs Manabu Hara

For this show BASARA has created the 12.12.12 series. Twelve wrestlers were selected for a series of matches with a 12 minute time limit. The randomly determined card was also revealed at 12pm on BASARA’s Twitter account.

DDT “SUNDAY KASUKABIAN! 2018”, 08/04/2018
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. KUDO Vs Kouki Iwasaki
3. Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Daiki Shimomura
4. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Priscilla Kelly Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai
5. Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
6. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Makoto Oishi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
7. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase

One thing left hanging over “APRIL FOOL 2018” was the role of Mizuki Watase. He was Shigehiro Irie’s cornerman for the main event and seems to be taking Irie’s place in the build up to the next KO-D Openweight Title match.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #1”, 10/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. No TV Match 1: Mizuki Watase Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. No TV Match 2: Keisuke Ishii Vs Akito Vs Kouki Iwasaki
1. Men’s Soul Legend: Danshoku Dino Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Smile Squash Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Yuko Miyamoto & Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
3. Alcohol, Foreigners, Men And Women: KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Mike Bailey, Antonio Honda & Priscilla Kelly
4. Maji Manji Tournament – Round 1: Yuki Ueno Vs Lady Beard
5. Maji Manji Tournament – Round 1: MAO Vs Ken Ohka
6. Maji Manji Tournament – Round 1: Makoto Oishi Vs Maki Ito
7. Maji Manji Tournament – Round 1: Shunma Katsumata Vs Kota Umeda
8. DDT LIVE!! Maji Manji Broadcast Commemoration Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kazusada Higuchi

The show will air on DDT UNIVERSE as well as AbemaTV.

Priscilla Kelly will also be wrestling for DDT while she is in Japan for Tokyo Joshi Pro.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO OSAKA IN THE SPRING, TOGETHER WITH YOUR FRIENDS!”, 15/04/2018
Osaka City Yodogawa Citizen Center

1. Hikari Vs Miu
2. Mizuki & Raku Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Hinano
3. Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao & Priscilla Kelly
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuu & Yuki Kamifuku
5. Miyu Yamashita, Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi Vs Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Maki Ito

The main event mixes together some of the upcoming Korakuen Hall matches. Miyu Yamashita and Rika Tatsumi face off while Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi team up for the first time.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2018”, 29/04/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Cherry’s Last DDT Match!: Danshoku Dino, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Cherry, Francoise☆Takagi & Makoto Oishi
2. DDT Extreme Title: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs HARASHIMA
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

Irie is back in DDT and is entirely focused on winning the KO-D Title and destroying what DDT has become. Konosuke Takeshita welcomes the challenge so he can continue his record breaking title reign. Their last singles match together was on the “DDT SPECIAL 2015” pre-show back in October 2015 when both of them scored low in the Dramatic General Election that year. The match ended in a 10 minute draw.

There is no stipulation picked yet for the DDT Extreme Title match.

Cherry is going freelance after this show. She has also taken up fortune telling as a hobby so maybe she will show off some of that before she leaves the company.

BASARA “VAJRA 66 ~IT GOES THROUGH TO HEAVENLY HEAVEN~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Count Down To Extinction ~ Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Jun Kasai & Gunso
2. Cavalry Vs Aikata Tag!: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
3. Union MAX Title & DOVE World Title: Isami Kodaka (U/c) Vs Naoki Tanizaki (D/c)

Naoki Tanizaki won the DOVE World Title over at Dove Pro during the weekend. He promised to put the belt on the line when he faces Isami Kodaka so it is now a double championship match!


DDT Universe Getting Overhaul In May

April 3, 2018

On 1st May, DDT will be relaunching their website and online services as part of a new collaboration with C.A.MOBILE, a mobile internet domain owned by CyberAgent. As part of the relaunch, DDT UNIVERSE and the DRAMATIC FAN CLUB will be merged together as a single service with multiple pricing tiers.

Currently I do not know if this has an effect on international subscribers to DDT UNIVERSE. I will try to find out.

Under the new monthly pricing structure the membership categories are as follows:

Bronze: Free. WEB membership card, Limited questionnaire function (one vote per day).

Silver: 500 yen. WEB membership card, Unlimited questionnaire function, priority entry at shows, web newsletter, DDT UNIVERSE access (Archive videos only), fan only events.

Gold: 900 yen. WEB membership card, Unlimited questionnaire function, priority entry at shows, web newsletter, DDT UNIVERSE access (Live, Archive, Offshoot videos), fan only events.

Platinum: 1,200 yen. WEB membership card, Unlimited questionnaire function, priority entry at shows, web newsletter, DDT UNIVERSE access (Live, Archive, Offshoot, Platinum exclusive videos), fan only events.

Current UNIVERSE subscribers can be transferred into Gold membership when the service relaunches but it will not be an automatic process.


Contract Updates: Cherry, Miyatake And Kawamura All Leaving DDT

April 3, 2018

It is the time of the year when several DDT contracts are about to run out. Three wrestlers will not be renewing their contracts this year. They are Cherry for DDT, Suguru Miyatake for DNA and Tomoya Kawamura for BASARA.

Cherry has chosen to leave DDT after spending 14 years associated with the company, both for DDT and Union Pro. At 43 years old she has taken up fortune telling and looked into her future. She came to the conclusion that it was time to move on to new challenges. Her final match as a DDT wrestler will be on 29th April and she will officially become a freelancer the next day. Cherry promises to become the strongest fortune teller in the pro wrestling world!

Suguru Miyatake’s career had been plagued by injuries, the worst of which required shoulder surgery in January 2016 that kept him away from the ring ever since. Miyatake couldn’t train enough to return to his original condition and a return is not possible for him both physically and mentally.

Tomoya Kawamura is another young wrestler who battled through injuries. Originally signed to Union Pro, Kawamura was too hurt to compete at Union’s final show. He reinvented himself as Rainbow Kawamura in DNA then moved on to BASARA only to get his career derailed by more injuries. His contract will end but he does not intend to retire from pro wrestling because he still hopes to recover.