DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS” Results

December 15, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 15/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall
201 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino defeated Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura when Takeshita pinned Nakamura with a Blue Thunder Bomb (11:30).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Limit Battle Royal: Saki Akai defeated Makoto Oishi (c), Toru Owashi, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase, Yukio Naya, Hisaya Imabayashi and D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy (10:00).
2a. Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:30).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,449th champion.
2b. Saki Akai defeated Toru Owashi (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:35).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,450th champion.
2c. Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Saki Akai (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:39).
*Tomomitsu Matsunaga becomes the 1,451st champion.
2d. Masahiro Takanashi defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:42).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1,452nd champion.
2e. D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c) by Pinfall (6:18).
*D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy becomes the 1,453rd champion.
2f. Hisaya Imabayashi defeated D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy (c) by Pinfall (7:21).
*Hisaya Imabayashi becomes the 1,454th champion.
2g. Saki Akai defeated Hisaya Imabayashi (c) by submission (9:22).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,455th champion.
3. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) defeated Cherry with the Spring Night Love (6:15).
*V1 for Gorgeous Matsuno.
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Endo submitted Modified Yurikamome Hold (8:08).
5. Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata defeated Bull James & Antonio Honda when Hirata pinned Honda with the GO! GO! Splash (11:07).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi (4) defeated Soma Takao (4) with the God’s Right Knee (8:16).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Naomi Yoshimura (2) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (8) with a Cradle (16:12).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (9) Vs Masato Tanaka (11) ended in a Time Limit Draw (30:00).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Saki Akai (c) with a Cradle (4:42 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,456th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Cradle (4:43 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,457th champion.

B Block

1. Masato Tanaka (11)
2. HARASHIMA (9)
3. Daisuke Sasaki (8)
4. Yukio Sakaguchi (4)
-. Soma Takao (4)
-. Bull James (4)
7. Naomi Yoshimura (2)

The final of the D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 is now set. Masato Tanaka completes an undefeated run in the B Block but has not quite pulled off a clean sweep. With an earlier result on the show giving HARASHIMA one last lifeline to reach the final, he couldn’t afford to lose against Tanaka. With both becoming their most stubborn version of themselves as the match progressed, a win was not coming for either of them. Tanaka kicked out of the Firebird Splash while HARASHIMA got a rope break after the Sliding D to the back of the head. Tanaka avoided the Somato and gave HARASHIMA a Back Drop Hold when the bell rang for the time limit draw. With this result, Tanaka finishes on top of the block uncontested. He and HARASHIMA shook hands after the match and praised each other.

The final at Korakuen Hall on 28th December is now confirmed to be Tetsuya Endo Vs Masato Tanaka! Endo came out and said he worked out long ago that Tanaka was going to make it this far. He then asked Tanaka if he wanted to come work for DAMNATION. Tanaka slapped away Endo’s hand, rejecting his offer. Endo warned at Korakuen he will show what it means to decline his offer. Tanaka said there are a lot of companies with new young wrestlers now on top. But there are still the older wrestlers around and he is different from everyone else. The two pressed their heads together for a face off before Endo left.

Whatever slim chances Daisuke Sasaki had left to top the group vanished when he lost to Naomi Yoshimura. For Yoshimura the result ended his Grand Prix losing streak. In an even stronger message, Yoshimura kicked out of the Pedigree with a one count. Almost a year ago Yoshimura suffered a cervical sprain when Sasaki spiked him with that move. Sasaki hit another Pedigree but Yoshimura kicked out again this time at 2. Sasaki went for La Mistica Crossface Lock but Yoshimura used his power to block the transition and then drop down on top of Sasaki to pin him for the three count. With this win Yoshimura wants a KO-D Tag Team Titles match. He also wants that match to avenge his earlier defeat to Soma Takao.

The other remaining D-Ou match had nothing but pride on the line. Yukio Sakaguchi countered the Reverse Gory Special Bomb into a Sleeper Hold. Takao rolled him into a pin to break it up then attempted the Gin And Tonic. When that didn’t work, Takao ran to the ropes. On the rebound Sakaguchi struck him with the God’s Right Knee for the win. Backstage Sakaguchi reflected on the current state of the D-Ou Grand Prix after three tournaments. He mentioned some of the absences. Kazusada Higuchi was injured and MAO is wrestling overseas so they have excuses. But Sakaguchi doesn’t understand why half of ALL OUT stayed away from the Grand Prix this time around.

In non-tournament matches, Chris Brookes used a chop to the neck to knockout Bull James. James fell on top of Antonio Honda and Kazuki Hirata did the GO! GO! Splash onto both of them for the pin. Hirata said he is going to change gears when he challenges Keisuke Ishii for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title in Ganbare☆Wrestling on 22nd December. Hirata will also hold a special 10th Anniversary show on 14th March next year.

Gorgeous Matsuno used one of Cherry’s trademark moves against her to defend the O-40 Title. Cherry went for the Spring Night Love but Matsuno ended up pinning her with a reversal. Matsuno called Cherry an unexpected dark horse to challenge him. Even though the title is for over-forties there is still an 18 year difference between the two of them. Matsuno will continue to defend the title so he can share his middle-aged dreams, hopes and spirits with the fans.

The Time Limit Battle Royal was dusted off for today’s Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title defence. Makoto Oishi entered as the champion and had to survive 10 minutes against the rest of the field. He told his opponents he wanted to protect the championship until his new born daughter grows up. However Yukio Naya wanted to win the title because he hasn’t won a belt in DDT yet, so Oishi’s plea fell on deaf ears. A chain of Headscissors outside the ring resulted in the Iron Man Title changing hands four times at once with Masahiro Takanashi ending up as the current champion. Mizuki Watase noticed the D-Ou Grand Prix trophy was nearby so he carried it over and pressed it down on Takanashi to pin him. However Yukinori Matsui declared that the trophy was now the champion and not Watase! Matsui brought the trophy into the ring and Watase climbed the ropes threatening to hit it with a Missile Dropkick. Hisaya Imabayashi ran in and dove onto the trophy to protect it but Matsui thought he was pinning it so he counted to three and made Imabayashi the new champion! Imabayashi used the microphone to defend himself from Naya and the others until Saki Akai got her hands on him. She set him up for the Quetzalcoatl and Imabayashi got so scared of taking the move that he instantly gave up. Akai was the champion when time ran out which means she won the match. However at the end of the show more title changes happened and Toru Owashi left as the champion.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS” Results

December 14, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 14/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall
205 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated Akito & Yukio Naya and Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda when Ueno pinned Honda with the Blizzard Suplex (9:14).
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi defeated Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura when Oishi pinned Nakamura with a European Clutch (8:59).
3. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Bull James ended in a No Contest (7:01).
4. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura when Takao pinned Hirata with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (10:46).
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Chihiro Hashimoto (6) defeated Yuki Iino (6) with the Albright (11:53).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Chris Brookes (7) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (6) with a Cradle (19:25).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (7) defeated Keisuke Ishii (6) with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (14:21).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block Tiebreaker: Tetsuya Endo defeated Chris Brookes with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (12:17).

A Block

1. Tetsuya Endo (7)
-. Chris Brookes (7)
3. Keisuke Ishii (6)
-. Konosuke Takeshita (6)
-. Chihiro Hashimoto (6)
-. Yuki Iino (6)
7. Yuki Ueno (4)

The winner of the A Block is… Tetsuya Endo! The results from today’s final matches in the group ended with Endo and Chris Brookes tied for first with 7 points each. Since their group match earlier in the tournament ended in a draw, the direct confrontation rule could not be applied for the tiebreaker. Hisaya Imabayashi entered the ring after the main event and announced Endo and Brookes would have a match to determine the block winner straight away!

Brookes had a slight advantage of having some time to rest while Endo had only just fought in the main event. Brookes targeted Endo’s ankle and hit the Praying Mantis Bomb but Endo kicked out at two. Endo caught his second win on the ring apron when he struck Brookes with an Overhead Kick. He then hit the Canadian Destroyer on the ring apron! Back in the ring Endo did the Shooting Star Press but took too long to pin Brookes, giving him a nearfall. Endo applied the Modified Yurikamome Hold and while Brookes tried to make the move backfire with a Cradle, Endo put the hold back into its proper position and got Brookes to give up.

Endo celebrated with Mad Paulie and said his entire tournament run was calculated, from the bad beginning to the good finish. Endo is the strongest wrestler in the A Block. He doesn’t know who out of HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki and Masato Tanaka will win the B Block tomorrow. But the winner of the D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 will be Tetsuya Endo!

 

But what happened to the frontrunners that allowed both Endo and Brookes to overtake them? Keisuke Ishii fell to Endo in the original main event. Ishii hit his usual moves but also a Fisherman Buster outside of the ring. But Endo blocked the Double Arm DDT and also avoided the Kneel Kick. He caught Ishii in the Yurikamome Hold for the submission victory.

Konosuke Takeshita failed to win the group when he lost to Brookes. The match went back and forth with Takeshita doing an Avalanche German Suplex only for Brookes to counter the Cross-Arm German Suplex into an Octopus Hold. Takeshita rocked Brookes with a Lariat then went for the Walls Of Takeshita. The move that served Takeshita so well this year failed him today because Brookes twisted and rolled himself into a pinning cradle to get the surprise three count on his opponent.

Lastly, Yuki Iino failed to win the group thanks to Chihiro Hashimoto, who at this point has to be recognised as his biggest rival. Hashimoto Speared Iino before finishing him off with the Albright. Iino accepts that he lost this battle of honest power. It was all physical and Hashimoto was the better wrestler. He learned that it will take more than just physical strength to finally beat Hashimoto. For Hashimoto, she hopes to return to DDT next year to challenge for the KO-D Openweight Title.

A few things happened in the non-tournament matches. Daisuke Sasaki led DAMNATION to victory over DISASTER BOX in a 6-Man Tag Match. Mad Paulie took Kazuki Hirata’s GO! glasses and put them on. Music began to play until Sasaki pulled the glasses off. Sasaki believes he will win the Grand Prix so Endo should go find a new signboard for the group.

The match between Danshoku Dieno and Bull James fell apart because of the Lip Lock. But it wasn’t Dieno who used it. James did the move to Dieno, then Yukinori Matsui, then Daisuke Kiso and then Imabayashi, causing the match to get thrown out.

There was also a lot of kissing teases in the 3 Way Tag Match.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HIROSHIMA” Results

December 10, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HIROSHIMA”, 10/12/2019
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall
205 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase defeated Masahiro Takanashi, Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura when Watase pinned Nakamura with the Back Drop (5:29).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Rey Paloma & Antonio Honda defeated Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi (c) when Paloma pinned Oishi with a Prawn Hold (8:22).
*Rey Paloma becomes the 1,447th champion.
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Toru Owashi, Kenshin Chikano & Kazuki Hirata when Endo submitted Hirata with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (7:30).
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Soma Takao (4) defeated Naomi Yoshimura (0) with a Running Elbow Butt (9:08).
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Iino (6) defeated Yuki Ueno (4) with the Spear (10:47).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Chris Brookes (5) defeated Keisuke Ishii (6) with the Praying Mantis Bomb (13:51).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Rey Paloma (c) with a Cradle (8:12 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,448th champion.
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (8) defeated Bull James (4) with the Somato (13:26).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita (6) defeated Chihiro Hashimoto (4) with the German Suplex (20:16).

A Block

1. Keisuke Ishii (6)
-. Konosuke Takeshita (6)
-. Yuki Iino (6)
4. Tetsuya Endo (5)
-. Chris Brookes (5)
6. Chihiro Hashimoto (4)
-. Yuki Ueno (4)

B Block

1. Masato Tanaka (10)
2. Daisuke Sasaki (8)
-. HARASHIMA (8)
4. Soma Takao (4)
-. Bull James (4)
6. Yukio Sakaguchi (2)
7. Naomi Yoshimura (0)

The group stage of this year’s D-Ou Grand Prix is nearing its end. Today confirmed some eliminations while keeping hopes alive for others. One such example was in the main event. Konosuke Takeshita is still alive going into the last set of matches but Chihiro Hashimoto’s chances are now gone. The German Suplexes were flying in there match including one where Hashimoto Suplexed Takeshita on the ring apron. But Takeshita won out in the end, countering the Albright into his own German Suplex and holding on for dear life so Hashimoto wouldn’t kick out. Takeshita thanked his opponent for the match but also said he is stronger than her. His goal is to win the Grand Prix and regain the KO-D Openweight Title. He hopes it will be around his waist again when DDT returns to Hiroshima next year.

HARASHIMA’s victory over Bull James keeps him tied with Daisuke Sasaki right behind the B Block leader Masato Tanaka. HARASHIMA targeted James’ leg early, using a Figure 4 Leg Lock. The plan worked out when James had difficulty moving in to do the Doink Drop. HARASHIMA stunned James with a High Kick and pinned him with the Somato. This was James’ last match in the tournament. He won’t reach the final but he is proud of his overall performance.

It has become a tight race over in the A Block. It’s even tighter now that Chris Brookes is coming in as a late challenger. By beating Keisuke Ishii, Brookes can find a path to the final if a few remaining results go his way. With Takeshita as his final opponent, Brookes warns that he is more prepared for him than anyone else in their block. It was a result that Ishii could have done without. He blamed his defeat on Brookes’ height. A pro wrestler as proud as Ishii should not be losing to tall people.

The Grand Prix is now over for Yuki Ueno. His run ends with a loss to Yuki Iino. Ueno’s excitement got the better of him. When he hit a Half Nelson Suplex he turned his back on Iino to run the ropes. What he didn’t notice was Iino standing right back up so he could grab him for a Bubba Bomb. One Lariat and a Spear later ended the match. Ueno said he has a lot of regrets from this tournament but today’s match is something he will never forget.

Things just keep getting worse for Naomi Yoshimura. His losing streak extended even further after a flash loss to Soma Takao. A Running Elbow Smash of all moves was what put Yoshimura down for the count this time. He protested the pin to Yukinori Matsui after the match. Keigo Nakamura tried to hold him back but Yoshimura retaliated by giving him a Choke Slam before storming off.

In Match #3 Kazuki Hirata unleashed his Knockout Chop on Tetsuya Endo but it had no effect. Hirata was too busy dancing to notice so Endo played dead until he found his moment to strike and win the match for DAMNATION.

Rey Paloma joined in with Antonio Honda’s usual gameplan. He suffered Honda’s usual setbacks too. However Honda came to his partner’s aid after Makoto Oishi threw him into Danshoku Dieno’s Hell Gate. Oishi had Paloma pinned in a Sunset Flip when Honda stuck his fingers in Dieno’s backside to charge up Gongitsune. Honda then used Gongitsune to poke Oishi’s face and Paloma rolled him up for the three count. Paloma won the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title but Oishi would win it back later in the show.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN FUKUOKA” Results

December 9, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN FUKUOKA”, 09/12/2019
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall
262 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Danshoku Dieno, Masahiro Takanashi & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Antonio Honda when Takanashi pinned Honda with a School Boy (7:35).
2. Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Yuto Aijima defeated Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Mizuki Watase & Azul Dragon when Iino pinned Watase with the Spear (8:21).
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki (8) defeated Bull James (4) with the Cross Facelock (8:50).
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Chris Brookes (3) defeated Yuki Ueno (4) with the Itoh Special (10:17).
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Keisuke Ishii (6) defeated Chihiro Hashimoto (4) with the Kneel Kick (10:58).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Masato Tanaka (10) defeated Naomi Yoshimura (0) with the Sliding D (13:46).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (6) defeated Soma Takao (2) with the Somato (10:33).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (5) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (4) with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (23:49).

A Block

1. Keisuke Ishii (6)
2. Tetsuya Endo (5)
3. Konosuke Takeshita (4)
-. Chihiro Hashimoto (4)
-. Yuki Ueno (4)
-. Yuki Iino (4)
7. Chris Brookes (3)

B Block

1. Masato Tanaka (10)
2. Daisuke Sasaki (8)
3. HARASHIMA (6)
4. Bull James (4)
5. Soma Takao (2)
-. Yukio Sakaguchi (2)
7. Naomi Yoshimura (0)

The DDT rivalry for this generation sparked back to life in Fukuoka. With the battle to reach the top of the A Block getting tougher thanks to earlier results, a win was vital for both Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo. The match took a bad turn when Endo applied an Anklelock and Takeshita reached the ropes. Endo would not let go so Yukinori Matsui stepped in to make a 5 count. When Endo let go, Takeshita threw an Enzuigiri but Endo ducked and Matsui got knocked out instead! Takeshita put Endo in the Walls Of Takeshita, making his enemy tap out. But with Matsui out of action the submission didn’t matter. Takeshita revived Matsui but fell foul to Endo’s ambush. Endo used the Puma Toke de Espaldas for a nearfall, Takeshita countered it with his own cradle for another nearfall then Endo countered that into the Yurikamome Hold. The move was sunk in tight enough to make Takeshita give up! With this victory, Endo has gotten revenge on Takeshita from “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” and is now in 2nd place in their group. Endo ended the show telling everyone he will win the 2019 (he means 2020) D-Ou Grand Prix!

Over in B Block the double champion HARASHIMA is catching up with the leaders. He survived a DDT onto a pile of chairs to beat Soma Takao. There was also an Elevated Double Stomp in the corner and the Schwein used by Takao but he couldn’t hit the Reverse Gory Special Bomb to finish the job. HARASHIMA cut him off with a Sole Butt to the face and pinned him with the Somato. All he is sure of in the group is he needs to win his remaining matches to qualify for the final.

Masato Tanaka is one win away from sweeping the entire B Block. His fifth win in a row came against Naomi Yoshimura, who is going the opposite direction by losing all of his matches so far. Power fought power and Tanaka took all that Yoshimura could throw at him. Before Yoshimura went down to the Sliding D, he had one moment of toughness left by kicking out of the Super Fly at one. Too bad that doesn’t earn him any points.

It seems that Chihiro Hashimoto’s momentum has completely stalled. After a great start she has now lost two in a row and has been overtaken by those who have beaten her. A clean Kneel Kick from Keisuke Ishii earned him the win today. According to Ishii this was the 254th time he used the move. He was eager to reintroduce himself as a member of Ganbare☆Wrestling to the Fukuoka crowd afterwards. Hashimoto said backstage that she is not used to losing. She will be embarrassed as both a Sendai Girls champion and a joshi wrestler if this turns out to be her breaking point.

Chris Brookes had to take a page out of a tag partner’s playbook to win his first match of the Grand Prix. He beat Yuki Ueno with the Itoh Special! Brookes found the opportunity to use the move when he caught Ueno’s legs to counter a Missile Dropkick. Ueno reached the bottom rope but was pulled back to the centre and Brookes leaned himself back even further to make his opponent give up.

The size difference between Daisuke Sasaki and Bull James was a factor from the very beginning. Sasaki struggled to lock up with James because he was easily bounced away at every attempt. Sasaki found his opportunity when James hit the corner post outside the ring. Sasaki used a chair to target the legs and also to add more damage to a Diving Elbow Drop. From there the size difference didn’t matter because Sasaki could hit the Pedigree and apply the Crossface Lock. James tried to get back up and lift his way out of the move but Sasaki tightened his grip and got James to give up. With this win Sasaki wonders if he can go to NXT and reunite with Candice LeRae. An angry James explained that his right arm was already weakened by Yukio Sakaguchi yesterday. Sasaki’s attacks today were intended to break his arm. James promised the next time DDT puts him in a match with Sasaki he will break his face with his fist!


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN OSAKA” Results

December 8, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN OSAKA”, 08/12/2019
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall
322 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Yukio Naya, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura when Oishi pinned Nakamura with the Miracle Ecstacy (10:25).
2. 4 Way Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Yuni defeated Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata and Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Yuni pinned Hirata with a Hurricanrana (8:58).
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Bull James (4) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (2) with the Doink Drop (7:37).
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Keisuke Ishii (4) defeated Yuki Iino (4) with the Kneel Kick (7:24).
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (3) defeated Chihiro Hashimoto (4) with the Puma Toke de Espaldas (14:31).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (4) defeated Naomi Yoshimura (0) with the Somato (14:29).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki (6) defeated Soma Takao (2) with a Crucifix Pin (13:35).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita (4) defeated Yuki Ueno (4) with the Walls Of Takeshita (22:39).

A Block

1. Keisuke Ishii (4)
-. Konosuke Takeshita (4)
-. Chihiro Hashimoto (4)
-. Yuki Ueno (4)
-. Yuki Iino (4)
6. Tetsuya Endo (3)
7. Chris Brookes (1)

B Block

1. Masato Tanaka (8)
2. Daisuke Sasaki (6)
3. HARASHIMA (4)
-. Bull James (4)
5. Soma Takao (2)
-. Yukio Sakaguchi (2)
7. Naomi Yoshimura (0)

The next batch of D-Ou Grand Prix shows began with a trip to Osaka. The main event was between two Osaka locals, Konosuke Takeshita and Yuki Ueno. For Ueno he didn’t waste any time and he jumped Takeshita from the bell. He Dropkicked him out of the ring, Moonsaulted onto him and gave him a Brainbuster on the floor. Takeshita threw Ueno into the corner post but when he charged in, Ueno moved out of the way and Takeshita hit the post. Midway through the match Takeshita attempted the Walls Of Takeshita but Ueno escaped. Ueno countered a Lariat into a bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a nearfall. Ueno went for the Frog Splash but Takeshita got up and caught his opponent with a Flapjack in midair. He then applied the Walls Of Takeshita and eventually made Ueno tap out. Takeshita said this was his 4th singles match with Ueno. He has won all of them but Ueno is getting stronger. Takeshita also said he will win the Grand Prix on behalf of Osaka!

Just when their tag team moved past its rough patch, Daisuke Sasaki and Soma Takao had to wrestle each other in their block! Sasaki dropped to the canvas when the match began and gestured for Takao to pin him but it was a trap and Sasaki cradled him for a two count. From there the match was on. Takao chased Sasaki around ringside and knocked him off the top rope by throwing a chair at him. Takao got Sasaki in the Official Endless Waltz after some shenanigans with the referee. Sasaki kicked out and caught Takao in the Crossface Lock. Takao tried to counter it into the Gin And Tonic but Sasaki rolled him back into a Crucifix Pin to get the three count. Sasaki called today a huge win and when he wins the Grand Prix he expects an open car victory parade in Nerima.

Three matches in and Naomi Yoshimura continues to be the only wrestler without any points. His third loss was at the hands of HARASHIMA thanks to a Buzzsaw Kick and the Somato. HARASHIMA would like to face him again because they are part of the same unit.

Tetsuya Endo won his first match in the block and gave Chihiro Hashimoto her first defeat in the process. Hashimoto did the Albright German Suplex but Endo landed on his feet. The then pinned Hashimoto with the Puma Toke de Espaldas. Endo describes the move as his perfect three count. Hashimoto said Endo’s power was completely different from her previous opponents and it was hard to read his movements. She also acknowledged her right knee isn’t 100% so it was natural for Endo to target it during the match.

The top of the A Block has become packed after today’s results. Keisuke Ishii added himself to the pile by beating Yuki Iino. He wore down Iino with a Low Knee Attack, a German Suplex and then won with the Kneel Kick. Ishii called Iino a monster. Ishii had the confidence to beat a monster today.

The size and toughness of Bull James meant he could take what Yukio Sakaguchi could throw at him. Sakaguchi hit him with the God’s Right Knee but went for a Sleeper Hold afterwards. James lifted him up to escape but Sakaguchi then locked in a Jumping Triangle Choke. James lifted him up again and hit him in the corner to escape. James kept the attacks coming until he hit the Doink Drop to win. James praised Sakaguchi for being a great, talented wrestler. It was one of the hardest matches of his career so far.

Chris Brookes & Yuni won the 4 Way Tag Match. Later Yuni revealed that he had moved to Tokyo when he entered junior high school this year. He announced that he will graduate from being a child pro wrestler on 1st March next year and will re-debut as a full fledged pro wrestling trainee. After wrestling for three years, his desire to learn more has become stronger. So he will start all over again as a proper trainee and come back to the ring even stronger!

In the opening match Makoto Oishi told the other wrestlers his newborn daughter is watching him wrestle for the first time on DDT UNIVERSE. He wanted to show off some cool moves for her. He struggled at first when his opponents all brushed off his attacks but Oishi eventually got to hit a Moonsault and win with the Miracle Ecstasy.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GRACE GROUP PRESENTS SNOW BLIND 2019” Results

December 8, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GRACE GROUP PRESENTS SNOW BLIND 2019”, 08/12/2019
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall
119 Fans

1. The Third Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Katsumi Oribe defeated Shuhei Washida with the Katsumi Leg (8:02).
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match ~I Love And Hate Osaka~: Cherry & Itsuki Aoki defeated Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE when Cherry pinned HARUKAZE with the Spring Night Love (10:57).
3. Ganpro Vs Dotonbori Pro Wrestling: Keisuke Ishii defeated Yuto Kikuchi with the Double Arm Neck Lock (8:36).
4. UWF Kanto Student Pro Wrestling & SWS Gakusei Pro Wrestling Allied Forces Vs Shooto & Pancrase Allied Forces: Shuichiro Katsumura & Takaku Fuke defeated Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga when Katsumura submitted Tominaga with a Cross Armbreaker (13:51).
5. Poccha Libre Master Vs Mucha Libre Master: Kuuga defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Cougar Lock 2 (9:54).
6. Ganpro Vs Osaka The Strongest Tag: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Shigehiro Irie ended in a Double Countout (1:18).
6a. Rematch – Hardcore Tag Match: Magnitude Kishiwada & Shigehiro Irie defeated Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki when Irie pinned Ohka with the Beast Bomber (19:01).

It’s been around 21 months since Ganbare☆Wrestling was last in Osaka. Ken Ohka couldn’t wait any longer to get his hands on Magnitude Kishiwada when it was time for the main event. Both of them brawled around the ring from the bell and got counted out after a minute. Ohka demanded that the match restart under Hardcore rules with no countouts. Kishiwada quickly took advantage and busted Ohka’s forehead with a chairshot. Kouki Iwasaki tried to help Ohka but Kishiwada got rid of him while Shigehiro Irie focused on Ohka. Chairs were piled in the middle of the ring for Irie to give the Fire Thunder to Ohka on to. Ohka would fight back with the chairs and hit the Fire Spear but Kishiwada broke the pin. Ohka would get beaten down with the Last Ride from Kishiwada and a Diving Body Press from Irie but he kicked out. Irie finally put him away with the Beast Bomber.

After the match Kishiwada had some nasty words to say about Ganpro. This led to Iwasaki attacking him and another fight breaking out. Kishiwada called everyone his enemies, including Irie. More fights broke out between Kishiwada and Iwasaki. When Kishiwada finally left, Ohka said there is one strong man in Osaka and he will eventually catch up and overtake him!

Thankfully the rest of the Osaka scene are getting along with Ganpro. Yumehito Imanari appointed Kuuga as the head of the Kansai branch of Pocchari Joshi.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “MAKEUP IS VERY FUN. IT LOOKS A LITTLE FLASHY, THAT WILL STRETCH YOUR BACK” Results

December 7, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “MAKEUP IS VERY FUN. IT LOOKS A LITTLE FLASHY, THAT WILL STRETCH YOUR BACK”, 07/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall
222 Fans

1. Hikari Noa defeated Suzume with the Uranage (8:17).
2. Maki Itoh defeated Haruna Neko with the Itoh Special (8:08).
3. Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa defeated Mizuki & Pom Harajuku when Shirakawa pinned Harajuku with the Implant DDT (9:50).
4. Miyu Yamashita defeated Mahiro Kiryu with a Modified Cobra Clutch (6:45).
5. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Raku with the Magical Girl Splash (10:31).
6. Sakisama defeated Misao with the Academy Award (10:12).
7. Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Yuna Manase defeated Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Mirai Maiumi when Tenma pinned Maiumi with the Killswitch (13:56).

Daydream were on the losing side of the main event but they look forward to being challenged by The Bakuretsu Sisters. At the end of the match Rika Tatsumi told the sisters that they should all do more at Korakuen Hall on 4th January. Yuna Manase gave the sisters her support to win the Princess Tag Team Titles.

Misao used most of what she learned under Sakisama’s guidance against her master. She used the Vanitas but Sakisama was too close to the ropes to get pinned. After she escaped from the Versailles Foot Choke, Misao went back to her roots and used a rope assisted School Boy for a nearfall. She also did the I Am The Hero Cross Body from the top rope. However Sakisama took back control and pinned Misao with the Academy Awards.

After the match Sakisama changed her mind. She was going to punish Misao but now she no longer cares what Misao wants to be. She gave Misao the Hyper Misao mask because she doesn’t need that either. Misao said she always wanted to be as strong as Sakisama. She was able to see a beautiful new world thanks to her. But the more she chased after Sakisama’s strength, the further away she was from discovering her own true strength. Misao now believes in herself and wants to follow her own path. Sakisama wasn’t paying attention because she only understands French but she said her goodbyes to Misao anyway. They shook hands until Misao kicked Sakisama in the stomach and put the Hyper Misao mask on. The hero that protects love and peace in Toyko Joshi Pro is back!

For the second show in a row Miyu Yamashita bought some food for Yuka Sakazaki. This time she got her a box of cookies and Sakazaki accepted them because they were her favourites. This means the Princess Of Princess Title match between them on 4th Janaury is now 100% confirmed. They even posed for a commemorative photo together for the occasion.

Mizuki Vs Thunder Rosa was announced for 4th January.