Azusa Takigawa To Graduate, Sakisama Leaving For Paris

August 14, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING 2 ~NOW IT’S TIME TO ATTACK~”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hikari & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Nodoka’s New Ring Name, New Costume, New Theme Song: Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku
3. Hyper Misao Vs Priscilla Kelly
4. Azusa Takigawa Vs Saki Akai
5. Special Single Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Riho
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Maki Ito
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuu

More sad news coming out of Tokyo Joshi Pro in the lead-up to their next Korakuen Hall show. Azusa Takigawa has announced she will graduate from Tokyo Joshi later this year with her final match taking place on 27th October. This had been planned for around a year with Takigawa consulting with management over the decision. Talks went away when Takigawa was brainwashed by NEO Biishiki-gun and transformed into Azusa Christie. But with her persona back to normal and her memories returned, she is sticking with her plan to graduate this year. For her final appearance in Korakuen Hall, Takigawa wanted to fight Saki Akai. When Takigawa visited Tetsuya Koda in late 2014 to join Tokyo Joshi it happened around the same time when Akai won the Best Rookie category in the Tokyo Sports Awards. Takigawa was worried about entering wrestling when she was given the article about Akai winning the award. What Takigawa saw was a beautiful person working so hard on pro wrestling and she admired Akai ever since. Akai has spent all this time working for DDT instead of Tokyo Joshi so Takigawa never got the chance to wrestle her until now. Since Akai has a modelling contract with Oscar Promotion, Takigawa hopes that if she wins the match she can use Akai’s connection to get signed to the agency as a caster or reporter. She’s been working hard for the last three years so she believes she has the power to make her dream come true! While Akai has been absent from Tokyo Joshi for a long time, she’s still been paying attention to the brand and has watched Takigawa grow. She thinks Takigawa is showing great courage to graduate at this time.

That isn’t the only absence in the roster coming up. Sakisama next gave everyone the news that she will be returning to Paris after the 18th August show and will no longer be wrestling for Tokyo Joshi, for a while at least. Sakisama was already planning to leave with the rest of NEO Biishiki-gun earlier this month but she decided to stay behind for a little bit for a personal reason. She has an eye out for her upcoming opponent Hikari. She called her the “Blue Fruit” of the Up Up Girls and she wants to squeeze all the juice out of her before she leaves for Paris. Sakisama said it was inspiring to see Azusa Christie wrestle against her at the Beer Garden show. Before Christie was too dependent on her like a child but Sakisama got to see her change as they fought each other. Plus it was even a little fun, Sakisama admits.

The two teams in the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles match have signed the contract to make it official. Mizuki said she has twice tried to win the belts with Maki Ito for Maki Ito. This time she has the chance to win it for herself so she doesn’t want to miss that opportunity. Yuka Sakazaki wants revenge on Reika Saiki for losing the TOKYO Princess Title to her last year. Saiki has come around on the idea of teaming with Ito for the match. She thinks having Ito as her partner raises her chances of regaining the titles she never lost. Ito describes her feelings about Mizuki joining another team being like finding out a boyfriend has found another woman. However she can use this disappointment as motivation to win the championships. Even if she fails it will be valuable experience.


DDT Plans For The Rest Of August

August 13, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #14”, 14/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Soma Takao Vs Mizuki Watase
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ryan Davidson & Facade
1. Akito & Gota Ihashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Yuki Iino
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Meiko Satomura Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi & Cherry
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
4. Road to King Of DDT 2018 3rd Round 4 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & MAO Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata
5. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie

Shigehiro Irie returns to DDT after a let’s say, minor setback during his latest tour of America. He has the KO-D Openweight Title back but I don’t think everyone will be happy enough to forget about what happened.

Shunma Katsumata was supposed to be on the show teaming with Akito but he is out of action with an orbital fracture. Katsumata is expected to miss one or two months before he is cleared to return. Gota Ihashi takes his place in the tag match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENMUSU~”, 18/08/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre No. 2

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Cherry Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Akito & Mizuki
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Ueno
4. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Antonio Vs Pale One For The First Time In 42 Years! Nagoya Specialty Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Konaka = Pale One
6. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kouki Iwasaki
7. King Of DDT 2018 Best 8 Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO

With the King Of DDT Quarter Finals near DDT is putting the final eight in a variety of tag matches to build up anticipation for the big finale. First up are the two tag team pairings left in the tournament.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONDOYAKI~”, 19/08/2018
Osaka Nishi Kumin Center

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Akito Vs Kouki Iwasaki
3. My Study Of Toughness ~ Yuni’s Study Of Freedom: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Yuni Vs Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi
4. The Heartfelt Woman’s Compassion Is The Greatest Humiliation For A Man! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs KUDO & Kazusada Higuchi
6. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
7. King Of DDT 2018 Best 8 Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Keisuke Ishii

The second part mixes up the four singles participants.

BASARA “BASARA 76 ~FEAST~”, 20/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. FUMA & SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano & Daiki Shimomura
2. Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Third Best Stretchman? Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Gouma Ryu & Yasu Urano
3. Isami Kodaka & Minoru Fujita Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo
4. Official Tag No. 1 Decision Battle: Fuminori Abe Vs Ikuto Hidaka
5. Naoki Tanizaki & Manabu Hara Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine

Daiki Shimomura is the newest full time member of BASARA.

Banana Senga is meant to transform into a Best Stretchman at some point so I guess he is the third man here.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Mike Bailey Vs MAO
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: HARASHIMA Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii
5. Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Taiyo Kea Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

Say what you want about the Irie situation but DDT isn’t punishing him for it. He gets to team up with Taiyo Kea for the first of two Korakuen Hall shows later this month.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 26/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 1 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 2
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 3 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 4
3. Special Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami & Antonio Honda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Ueno
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Final: X Vs X

Meanwhile on Night 2, Antonio Honda gets to team with Tatsumi Fujinami. Will we get a Gongitsune Dragon Screw for the occasion?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “CAN YOU CELEBRATE? 2018”, 29/09/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Kouki Iwasaki

Kouki Iwasaki has decided to join Ganbare☆Wrestling and he already has a list of things to do. First up is to get his match with Shuichiro Katsumura. They were originally supposed to face off on New Year’s Eve when Ganpro was in Saitama Super Arena but Iwasaki pulled out with the flu.


Irie Wins Back KO-D Title!

August 9, 2018

ROCKSTAR PRO “AMPED”, 08/08/2018
Rockstar Pro Arena, Dayton, Ohio
??? Fans

KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie defeated Sami Callihan (c) with the Beast Bomber (??:??).
*Sami Callihan fails in V1. Shigehiro Irie becomes the 64th KO-D Openweight Champion!

Now don’t let that happen again!


Beer Garden Is Done, Time To Sober Up

August 6, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #13”, 07/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Jason Kincaid & Facade
0. “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji NO TV Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
1. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Kendo Kashin, NOSAWA Rongai & Keisuke Okuda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi
2. DDT NEW ATTITUDE 10-Man Tag Match: MAO, Shunma Katsumata, Naomi Yoshimura, Rekka & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Yuki Iino
3. Gothic And Lolita Tag Death Match: Lady Beard & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
5. Danshoku Soul Tradition Part 6: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

The 6-Man Tag between DDT and Hagure IGF was supposed to be the main event but Kendo Kashin requested the match to be moved down the card because he thinks Gota Ihashi is useless. The DDT team agreed and moved the match to the opener.

Kota Umeda hurt his left foot in his return match and is unable to wrestle tomorrow. MAO was switched over to Umeda’s team to take his place. Kazusada Higuchi takes MAO’s spot on the other team.

DNA “DNA 47”, 10/08/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Fighting Gran Millimeters!: Daiki Shimomura Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Yuki Iino Vs Tomoya Hirata
3. MAO, Rising HAYATO & Takato Nakano Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase & Rekka
4. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Akito
5. First And Final Trampling! Naomi Kingdom Same Gate Confrontation!: Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo
6. DNA End Of A Chapter 2014.11.28 – 2018.8.10: Kota Umeda & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kazusada Higuchi

Konosuke Takeshita’s shoulder injury means he misses DNA’s final show. Akito and Takato Nakano are added to a freshened up card to make up for it.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2018 1ST ROUND”, 11/08/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: Takeshi Okada Vs HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi Vs Chikara Vs Hagane Vs Shuichiro Katsumura Vs X
2. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1A – No DQ & No Ropes Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shin Mokujin Ken
3. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1B: Shota Vs Mitsuo Momota
4. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1C: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yuu Yamagata
5. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1D – No DQ & No Ropes Match: Ken Ohka Vs Survival Tobita
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Ayumu Honda

One more twist has been added to the Ganpro Vs Saitama feud at the Ganbare☆Climax. The Ken Ohka Vs Survival Tobita and Yumehito Imanari Vs Shin Mokujin Ken matches were previously agreed to be fought under No DQ Rules. Now it will also take place “Saitama Wrestling Style” which means there will be no ring ropes either!

BASARA “BASARA 75 ~AKATSUKA ROKU-KASON~”, 11/08/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Benmaru Tournament 0 – Round 1A: Takato Nakano Vs Jun Masaoka
2. Benmaru Tournament 0 – Round 1B: Daiki Shimomura Vs Akiyori Takizawa
3. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Gouma Ryu Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano
4. Sakigake! Iron Family Vs Bloody Brothers!: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Ryuji & SAGAT Vs Masaya Takahashi, Toshiyuki Sakuda & Takayuki Ueki
5. Cavalry Vs Astronauts!: Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Takuya Nomura & Fuminori Abe
6. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Daisuke Sekimoto

I can’t find any information on what the Benmaru Tournament is supposed to be other than something for the low card wrestlers to do.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN ITABASHI!”, 12/08/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs Shoko Nakajima & Raku
2. Hyper Misao Vs Hinano
3. Mizuki Vs Miu
4. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. Sakisama Vs Yuki Kamifuku
6. Miyu Yamashita & Hikari Vs Yuu & Yuna Manase

This month is all about Tokyo Joshi Pro heading its way to Korakuen Hall.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN NAGOYA!”, 18/08/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre No. 2

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

Mae Young Classic 2018 competitor Priscilla Kelly’s return to Tokyo Joshi is still on starting with this show.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Mike Bailey Vs MAO
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: HARASHIMA Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii

Taiyo Kea will also be on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING 2 ~NOW IT’S TIME TO ATTACK~”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Nodoka Graduation From “Oneesan” Match: Nodoka-oneesan Vs X
2. Special Single Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Riho
3. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Maki Ito
4. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuu

There is a lot of unfortunate news going around involving injuries and another one came from Marika Kobashi during Beer Garden week. Her shoulder injury has not healed yet and she will not be medically cleared until at least after August. She and Reika Saiki agreed to relinquish the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (now called the Magical Sugar Rabbits) were given the chance to win the vacant titles when they won the Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament. Maki Ito convinced Saiki to team up and fight for the belts that Saiki was never beaten for.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 26/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 1 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 2
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 3 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 4
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Final: X Vs X

Tatsumi Fujinami and the Brahman Brothers will be on the show.

BASARA “BASARA 77 ~FEAST~”, 05/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Benmaru Tournament 0: Winner of Round 1A Vs Winner Of Round 1B

All I cand find out is Benmaru was the childhood name of Sanada Yukimura, a samurai from the Sengoku era. So that fits with all of the tournament entries being rookies.

BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LU YANG HOKO~”, 21/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hardcore Cage Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Masashi Takeda
2. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Isami Kodaka Vs Masashi Takeda is now a Steel Cage Match! There has previously been only one cage match in BASARA that was held back in April 2016.


KO-D Title Fallout

August 3, 2018

A day has passed and I should write a bit more about yesterday’s news than just a proverbial slap on the forehead. Shigehiro Irie began his latest USA tour by losing the KO-D Openweight Title to Sami Callihan. Originally Irie was scheduled to defend the title in a 3 Way Match against Jake Crist and Trey Miguel. Crist pulled out of the match a day before the show due to injury and Callihan took his spot. As you know by now the match happened and Callihan pinned Irie to become the new KO-D Champion. It is the first time the title has changed hands outside of Japan. It was also the first time the belt was officially defended overseas. El Generico put the belt on the line when he was touring the UK a few years ago but DDT never acknowledged those matches as title defences.

The immediate reaction to the title change has been negative on a couple of fronts. For the storyline side, everybody in DDT is shocked by the result. Sanshiro Takagi and Danshoku Dieno are scrambling to sort out what to do to get the title back whether it’s by negotiating with Callihan to come over to Japan for a tour, hoping Irie gets a title rematch before he travels home or figuring out how to get another DDT wrestler out to America to chase after the champion. Takagi himself has volunteered to travel if that last option is chosen. His attempts at researching online who Callihan is immediately brought up pictures of Callihan kissing New Japan wrestlers in the ring back when he toured with that company last year. The wrestlers are also not happy with Irie. Those who remember Akito being the loudest critic of Irie’s behavior for the last year will not be surprised to learn that he accused Irie of embarrassing the company and damaging its reputation. This tour was supposed to show the strength of DDT to the world. Instead Irie loses their top prize to a complete outsider in his first match. And let’s not forget that this scenario was exactly the reason why Dieno and DDT were always hesitant to allow Irie to defend the championship overseas.

On the international front this is already becoming the most unpopular decision by DDT among the foreign fanbase for as long as I have run this site. Given the scale of the audience now the immediate response might even be the most negative in the entire company’s existence (Kenny Omega Vs Haruka happened in Stardom so go annoy them if you’re still angry over it). Callihan is not liked by sections of the wrestling fanbase for a bunch of reasons both privately and professionally. The tonal whiplash between the different reasons makes it difficult for me to talk about this without coming off as insensitive so I apologise if that’s the case. The most serious opinions about Callihan involves past accusations of domestic abuse from his ex-wife. In regards to his wrestling career, his involvement in accidentally injuring Eddie Edwards’s eye with a botched baseball bat spot along with his behavior online in response to criticisms of that incident earned him a lot of scorn too. On the other hand Callihan’s supporters believe his actions and attitude at events since then is exactly what his gimmick is supposed to be. After all a heel is supposed to be hated and unlikable. For those who aren’t bothered by his behavior and see it as him playing the heel there are still parts of that audience who just think he’s not talented enough to warrant the influence he currently holds in America’s wrestling scene. Like it or not, if there’s one thing Callihan can do right it’s capitalize on his controversies and come out of it as a more larger than life figure. And pro wrestling is made for larger than life figures.

With that out of the way, I believe the intention here without a doubt was to serve the storyline between Irie and Dieno back in Japan. Irie believes Dieno in his current role as Producer represents everything that he now hates about DDT. The failed pushes, the change in wrestling styles, a perceived failure in evolving the entertainment side of the product and the promises that never came to fruition. Promises like Irie going abroad to defend the championship. When Irie finally got what he wanted Dieno was the person warning him to protect the KO-D Title and not to get in over his head. It could be that Irie will be more bothered by Dieno being proved right than he is with losing the championship. Even if Irie wins back the title soon he will still return to Japan with a lot of angry eyes on him.

Here are the directions I guess the story can go from here:

1. Irie still has several bookings in America before he returns to Japan. It’s possible that somewhere he can get a rematch with Callihan and win back the title. Irie returns to Japan with the belt but the damage has been done and he faces a lot of conflict with Dieno/DDT over the incident. This begins the push for whatever Irie does at Sumo Hall in October, either a KO-D Title defence against the King Of DDT winner or a grudge match with Dieno. I reckon this is the most likely option, a short-term international title switch to add a spark to what’s been quite frankly a poor main event storyline this year.

2. Irie returns to Japan without the belt. DDT brings in Callihan to defend the title for however long it’s going to last. I do think it’s likely DDT will book Callihan with or without the title this year because of how close Irie is with the Ohio Versus Everything crew in real life.

3. Irie returns without the belt but Callihan stays in America. DDT chooses the plan to send someone over to chase after Callihan and get the belt back. I don’t think this will happen. Only reason I mention it is because Takagi tweeted the idea yesterday and won a Right To Challenge Gauntlet today.

4. I joked on Twitter about Meiko Satomura cashing in her Right To Challenge Gauntlet on Callihan while she is over in America for the Mae Young Classic tapings. This is absolutely not happening. While the global wrestling scene this year is crazy enough that an idea like this can become a reality, it will not be where the story is going. The RTC gimmick is supposed to be Japan only anyway so don’t worry when Satomura loses to Taynara Conti in the 1st Round. Also those results won’t become canon until the Autumn when the Gauntlet will certainly be cashed in by then unless we get some sort of time paradox like Progress and the NXT Tag Team Titles. I’m rambling so long story short, everything in general is Progress’s fault because their WWE association allowed them to be dicks and mess with time travel………………… It’s too warm today.


Sami Callihan Wins The KO-D Title!

August 2, 2018

ROCKSTAR PRO “AMPED”, 01/08/2018
Rockstar Pro Arena, Dayton, Ohio
??? Fans

KO-D Openweight Title – 3 Way Match: Sami Callihan defeated Shigehiro Irie (c) and Trey Miguel when Callihan pinned Irie with a Backslide (??:??).
*Shigehiro Irie fails in V5. Sami Callihan becomes the 63rd KO-D Openweight Champions!

God damn it Irie! Dieno warned you about this!

After receiving this result DDT has begun negotiations with Sami Callihan.


More Stuff

August 1, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DANSHOKU DIENO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 02/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Today’s Gruelling Under Match ~ Terrible Gruesomeness: Hisaya Imabayashi Vs Tetsuya Koda
1. Our Lariat Pro Wrestling ’18: Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Rekka Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yumehito Imanari
2. Warming Up Muscle “10,000,000 Yen If You Beat ○○○”: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Antonio Honda Vs Choun-Shiryu Vs Pedro Takashi Vs Yasu Urano Vs X
3. The Usual Sandman Match: X Vs X

I jumped the gun with today’s news post so here’s more updated lineups.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DDT~”, 05/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Naomi Kingdom Vs RENEGADES: Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda Vs Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Makoto Oishi Vs Super Sasadango Machine & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. A New Ghost Story You Do Not Know Death Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Saki Akai Vs Yasu Urano Vs X
4. Beer Garden Specialty King Of DDT 2018 Customer Lottery 8-Man Tag Match: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X

The eight wrestlers who qualify for the King Of DDT Quarter Finals will be pitted against each other in the annual Lottery Tag Match. We also get the scary ghost story again.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #13”, 07/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji NO TV Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
0. NO TV Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Jason Kincaid & Facade
1. DDT NEW ATTITUDE 10-Man Tag Match: Kota Umeda, Shunma Katsumata, Naomi Yoshimura, Rekka & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO, Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Yuki Iino
2. HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
3. Gothic And Lolita Tag Death Match: Lady Beard & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
4. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
5. Danshoku Soul Tradition Part 6: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Kendo Kashin, NOSAWA Rongai & Keisuke Okuda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi

Oh God that’s not a good replacement for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match!

Everybody involved in the Gothic Lolita Tag Match has to wear gothic lolita style clothing to impress the episode’s special guest Misako Aoki.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENMUSU~”, 18/08/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre No. 2

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Cherry Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Mizuki
3. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs HARASHIMA, KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Antonio Vs Pale One For The First Time In 42 Years! Nagoya Specialty Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Konaka = Pale One

I think this is the first ever singles match between Antonio Honda and Konaka = Pale One. If not then it’s going to be the most high profile one.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONDOYAKI~”, 19/08/2018
Osaka Nishi Kumin Center

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. The Heartfelt Woman’s Compassion Is The Greatest Humiliation For A Man! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi
3. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

Keisuke Okuda will be hunting down the two Yuki’s during that weekend.

BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LU YANG HOKO~”, 21/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Masashi Takeda
2. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Former Big Japan tag team partners collide! Isami Kodaka and Masashi Takeda have both taken their own paths to the top since they were teaming together back in 2009. They’ve had a singles match against each other for Big Japan in June. Takeda won that. I know Kodaka won a Death Match against him in Union back in 2009.

Yasu Urano, Tsutomu Oosugi, Banana Senga and Akiyori Takizawa are booked for the show.