August 1, 2021

Shinjuku FACE
223 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Special Under Match – Ultimate Vs Supreme: Tetsuya Koda defeated Hisaya Imabayashi by TKO with the Sleeper Hold (11:57).
1. Yukio Naya & Yuki Iino defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Yuya Koroku when Iino pinned Koroku with a Lariat (9:35).
2. Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani ended in a No Contest (5:19).
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Yusuke Okada defeated Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee (8:17).
4. Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match: A.YAZAWA defeated HARASHIMA, Saki Akai, Mad Paulie and Kazuki Hirata when YAZAWA pinned Hirata with a School Boy (14:17).
5. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura when MAO pinned Nakamura after the MADMAX (14:45).
6. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: Jun Akiyama, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yuki Ueno, Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura when Endo pinned Yoshimura with the Shooting Star Press (21:26).

Beer Garden 2021 came to a close with the usual end to DDT’s tradition, a Fan Lottery 6-Man Tag Match. Members of the audience randomly picked the spots for each team and we ended up with Jun Akiyama, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo all on the same side. Any visual sign of tension disappeared when Endo came out dressed in his old wrestling gear and encouraged the others to reform Happy Motels for one night. Akiyama had to play the role of Antonio Honda in this case. The opposing team was Yuki Ueno, Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura. All of them came from the DNA generation so they paid tribute to the old brand by wearing DNA shirts and walking out to the DNA theme song. Akiyama played the part of Honda well by tripping onto his knee and doing the Bionic Elbow with his partners. The three of them worked so well they won the match with Endo getting the pin on Yoshimura.

After the match Endo said Beer Garden is all about having fun so he encouraged Akiyama and Takeshita to let go of their rivalry for the day. He also apologised to Takeshita for cheap shotting him at last year’s Beer Garden finale. Takeshita and Akiyama both agreed to get along but things will go back to normal when they fight each other for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 15th August and the KO-D Openweight Title on the 21st. Endo also promoted his DAMNATION team defending the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on that day too. They all raised their hands together to end the show… and then Endo Headbutted Takeshita. Endo stormed off backstage and stripped out of his old costume embarrassed that he had to act so nice towards Akiyama & Takeshita today.

Chris Brookes didn’t want to team with Keigo Nakamura so he purposely joined the other team to make it a 3 Vs 1 Handicap match. Brookes entered the ring with The 37KAMIINA but Nakamura begged him to team up as planned. Brookes agreed to do it but still helped Shunma Katsumata & MAO do some triple team spots. Brookes eventually took the match seriously but it wasn’t enough for them to win. Katsumata & MAO hit the Power Bomb/Blockbuster version of MADMAX (apparently any double team move involving Katsumata jumping off the top rope is called the MADMAX) on Nakamura to get the win. Afterwards Katsumata told MAO he found out Jun Kasai’s weakness. He doesn’t like stepping on Lego so they’re going to use them against him at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”!

Daisuke Sasaki was pulled from the show on short notice because he might have been in close contact with somebody who recently tested positive for the Coronavirus. The Drunk Match was cancelled and HARASHIMA was moved over to the Rock & Roll Death Match. There was another replacement as Antonio Honda suffered from love sickness and had to be replaced by A.YAZAWA in a rare appearance. Everyone in the match got drunk and danced whenever music played. YAZAWA and Saki Akai did karaoke. A recording of Shuji Ishikawa singing caused Mad Paulie to dance. Everyone fell asleep until Swan Lake played and they all did ballet together. YAZAWA then rolled over Kazuki Hirata to win the match.

Eruption once again got the better of DAMNATION once again in their latest preview match, this time with Yusuke Okada teaming with them. Yuji Hino was already drinking and decided to wrestle in his normal clothing. When he put Akito in a Sleeper Hold he flipped off the rest of his opponents. Eventually he got drunk and when he went to do the Diving Body Press off the top rope, he landed on Nobuhiro Shimatani instead of Yukio Sakaguchi. Hino needed Soma Takao’s help to get out of the ring and while that happened, Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee.

An accidental bump of heads between Danshoku Dieno and Hideki Okatani during the opening of the show led to them swapping bodies before their match. Dieno walked out wearing Okatani’s gear while Okatani ran out in Dieno’s costume acting just like him. Another clash of heads seemed to turn them back to normal. Dieno was himself again and he chased after Daisuke Kiso. However Okatani didn’t change and he got his hands on Yukinori Matsui. That officials had to call of the match as things got out of hand.

Sanshiro Takagi paid a lot of cash to repair the Dramatic Dream so he is going to get his money’s worth! He brought it out for the opening match, crashed into the combined centaur form of Yukio Naya & Yuki Iino and then crashed into his own partner Yuya Koroku. Iino then hit a Lariat on Koroku to take the win for his team.

The most important match of the week, nay, the month took place in the pre-show. It was the DDT GM Hisaya Imabayashi against the Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda in the latest chapter of their never ending one sided rivalry. Imabayashi was spurned on by phonecalls of his increasingly disgruntled wife while Koda showed a more evil side to his wrestling abilities. Sadly for Imabayashi he fell to the Sleeper Hold and as a result won’t be welcomed back home by his family.

Midway through the show, Dieno & Iino confronted Imabayashi demanding to be made into a full time tag team. They kept coming up with sexual innuendos for team names like Osu Academy, The Wizard Of Osu and Will Osupreay. Imabayashi told them he will agree to their demand once they come up with a better tag team name.

Earlier today on the Ganbare☆Pro show, Yuna Manase made it known that she wants a match against Saki Akai. She crashed the DDT show along with Ken Ohka to challenge Akai directly. It is a match she wanted to have at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” and when that never happened it’s been bothering her ever since. Akai accepted the challenge and wants the match to happen in Fukuoka on 12th September. Manase said Ganpro already has a show in Itabashi that day but Ohka encouraged her to go do it. Manase offered to shake hands but Akai left her hanging.

Voice actor Tetsu Inada will be making appearances at the Hiragana Muscle shows in September.


August 1, 2021

Shinjuku FACE
167 Fans

1. Beer Garden Specialty! Shu Vs Eagle Full-Scale Battle!: Takahiro Katori defeated Shu Sakurai with the Child Lock (10:11).
2. Beer Garden Specialty! Yumehito Imanari Produce Match “Pocchari Joshi 2.5” ~ Mid-Summer “P1 CLIMAX” Decision Match~: Yuna Manase defeated Yuna Mizumori with the Lariat (8:23). (Special Refeere: Nikkan Lee)
3. Beer Garden Specialty! Keisuke Ishii Produce Match “The Return Of Lariat Pro Wrestling 2021”: Onryo, Shota & HARUKAZE defeated Keisuke Ishii, Shinichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi when Onryo pinned Tominaga with a Tiger Driver (16:14).
4. Beer Garden Specialty! Ganpro Vs TTT Full-Scale Battle! Ganpro Style Survival Tag Match: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura, Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki (3) defeated Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery, TORU & Akiyori Takizawa (2).
4a. TORU & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki when Takizawa eliminated Iwasaki by Ring Out (12:22).
4b. TORU & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when TORU pinned Imanari with a Frankensteiner (6:10).
4c. Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated TORU & Akiyori Takizawa when Katsumura submitted Takizawa with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker (0:12).
4d. Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Masked Mystery & TORU when Katsumura eliminated Mystery by Ring Out (5:40).
4e. Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Guts Ishijima & TORU when Ohka pinned Ishijima with the Flame Spear (10:53).

Every year the Beer Garden series is such good fun that you can’t blame some of the other promotions for joining in. Ganbare☆Pro held their Beer Garden-like show before DDT closed out the weekend. In the main event, a squad of Ganpro wrestlers fought against a group from the TTT promotion. This match continued the rivalry between the two groups spearheaded by Ken Ohka and Guts Ishijima. TTT got off to a strong start by eliminating Kouki Iwasaki and Yumehito Imanari back to back. The entrance of Shuichiro Katsumura quickly turned the tables when he tapped out Akiyori Takizawa and then knocked Masked Mystery out of the ring. The final part of the match saw Ohka & Katsumura beat Ishijima & TORU to give Ganpro the victory. However TTT went off to lick their wounds and gave the message that this inter-promotional feud is not over yet. Ohka is open to the idea of beating Ishijima as many times as he wants.

Yuna Manase defeated Yuna Mizumori in the P1 Climax (changed from BEST OF THE SUPER Pocchari) and received 10,000 yen as her prize. However when she was given the giant cheque she tore it in half and gave one piece over to Mizumori to share the prize. She welcomed Mizumori to Pocchari Joshi and Nikkan Lee also threw in her support for the group. At the end of the show Manase confronted Ohka and told him her idea to make Ganbare☆Joshi even bigger. She wants a singles match against Saki Akai! Ohka promised to meet with DDT management later in the night to put the match together.


July 31, 2021

Shinjuku FACE
219 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Soma Takao defeated Keigo Nakamura with the Perfect Driver (5:37).
2. 3 Way Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya Vs Naomi Yoshimura ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
2a. Sumo Battle: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yukio Naya and Naomi Yoshimura.
2a1. Yukio Naya defeated Kazusada Higuchi by Hataki-komi.
2a2. Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yukio Naya by Uwatenage.
2a3. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Naomi Yoshimura by Yorikiri.
2a4. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yukio Naya by Oshidashi.
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie defeated Chris Brookes, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda when Paulie pinned Honda with the Reverse Splash (9:57).
4. Tetsuya Endo Produce Match ~ CyberFight Concurso – DDT Novice Championship: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Seiya Morohashi & Gorgeous Matsuno when Endo pinned Matsuno with a Cradle (0:34).
4a. Rematch: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Seiya Morohashi & Gorgeous Matsuno ended in a No Contest (6:09).
*Hisaya Imabayashi wins the CyberFight Concurso Championship by Audience Judgement.
5. Makoto Oishi Produce Match ~ Our Youth: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani defeated MEN’S Teioh, Shiori Asahi & Yuya Koroku when Okada pinned Koroku with the Sudden Death (14:17).
6. Shunma Katsumata Produce – Hardcore 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata and MAO when Takeshita pinned Katsumata with a Rolling Cradle (19:26).

Day 2 of Beer Garden had The 37KAMIINA all face each other in a Hardcore 4 Way Match. Tables, ladders and chairs were placed around the ring for them to use but each wrestler brought out their own weapons too. MAO brought out a massage gun and homemade shield, Yuki Ueno had training equipment, Konosuke Takeshita had a bat covered in toy blocks and Shunma Katsumata had a plastic box full of toy blocks inside. Since this match was put together by Katsumata he asked the others to join him in a chair duel. They did so but the other three later put Katsumata through a table. MAO also put Ueno through a plastic box and chairs with an Avalanche Package Piledriver. Katsumata threw his boxes at everyone and filled the ring with toy blocks. He gave Takeshita a Hurricanrana onto the pile but Takeshita continued the momentum and rolled his opponent into a pinning combination for the win. After the match Katsumata had to call the rest of the unit back into the ring so they could close out the show together. He asked each of them what they thought of the match but cut off every answer so he could say how awesome he is. He then listed all of the championships The 37KAMIINA are fighting for next month. They will become the central stove of DDT and will turn the company into a sauna!

Makoto Oishi was in attendance to watch Junretsu face MEN’S Club in his produce match. Yusuke Okada won the match in Oishi’s place but Oishi insists he is not his substitute. Despite that, he gives his support to Okada to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles with Jun Akiyama next month. He also wants to book Akiyama versus MEN’S Teioh in a singles match after their first time meeting today. Both Akiyama and Teioh joked that Oishi shouldn’t be booking singles matches between two wrestlers over 50.

The CyberFight Concurso was a chance for DDT’s bodybuilders to strut their stuff in their underwear. That idea was almost ruined when Tetsuya Endo pinned Gorgeous Matsuno in under a minute. Hisaya Imabayashi told Endo to restart the match because Matsuno is his dad’s friend. The match began again, they repeated the spot and this time Matsuno kicked out. However Matsuno then gave Low Blows to everyone in the ring, causing the match to get thrown out. A winner had to be determined so everyone decided on a pose off. They also forced Imabayashi to take part in it. The audience voted for the winner and they chose Imabayashi!

DAMNATION met their mirror opposites when Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Super Sasadango Machine showed up as IyasareNATION! Brookes was Chrisma Brookes, Honda was Mad Anton and Sasadango was Yoshihiro Hino. That last one made Yuji Hino laugh. In a reversal, Mad Paulie took Honda’s comedy spot and told his own Gongitsune joke through grunts. He also got the pin on Honda to win in the end.

The 3 Way Match ended in a 5 minute draw so Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Naya and Naomi Yoshimura decided on a sumo tournament to settle on a winner. Higuchi was the first person to win twice in a row so he was determined the winner.

Every now and then Soma Takao reminds everyone he is influenced by CIMA. He did it here by beating Keigo Nakamura with the Perfect Driver.


July 31, 2021

Shinjuku FACE
226 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Mirai Maiumi, Pom Harajuku & Kaya Toribami defeated Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Moka Miyamoto when Harajuku pinned Miyamoto with the Pom Do Justice (9:19).
2. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao defeated Nodoka Tenma and Haruna Neko when Misao pinned Neko with the Hypami Returns (8:22).
3. Hikari Noa, Raku & Yuki Arai defeated Nao Kakuta, Marika Kobashi & Arisu Endo when Noa pinned Endo with the Blizzard Suplex (11:11).
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Maki Itoh defeated Suzume with the Itoh Punish (11:32).
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Miu Watanabe defeated Yuki Aino with the Tear Drop (12:15).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Shoko Nakajima defeated Rika Tatsumi with the Tear Drop (13:21).
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Mizuki defeated Miyu Yamashita with the Cutie Special (14:31).

The Tokyo Princess Cup Three-peat is still on for Mizuki after she eliminates the biggest threat in the tournament. Miyu Yamashita is out in the Quarter Finals! A big moment came when Yamashita attempted to do an Avalanche Attitude Adjustment but Mizuki left her hanging upside down and hit a Diving Foot Stomp through her. Another big Diving Foot Stomp to the outside put Yamashita in danger but she used her kicks to get out of a defensive state. Mizuki prevented the Crash Rabbit Heat from happening by clinging onto Yamashita’s leg before she could run. Yamashita pulled off a normal Attitude Adjustment but Mizuki kicked out at two. She then dodged the Skull Kick, used a Jackknife Pin for a nearfall and immediately hit a Double Stomp out of it. Mizuki hit the Cutie Special but couldn’t pull off a bridge for the pin. She had to do one more Diving Foot Stomp before doing another Cutie Special to win the match.

Mizuki pulled Yamashita into the centre of the ring so she wouldn’t leave at the end of the show. Mizuki told the fans she defeated a monster today. She used to be jealous of Yamashita for having abilities that she does not have. But then Mizuki figured out that she has abilities that Yamashita doesn’t have too. Mizuki thanked Yamashita for the match and promised to win the Princess Cup for her. She also gave a shoutout to Yuka Sakazaki who has returned from her American excursion but is currently at home in quarantine. Together Mizuki and Yamashita ended the show by shouting “Happy Happy!” Backstage Yamashita said that Mizuki is also a monster in the ring just like her. She is frustrated to get eliminated from the tournament yet again but she will continue to enter the Princess Cup for as long as she is in Tokyo Joshi Pro. She is already looking forward to the 9th one.

There are two things you can count on in the Princess Cup. Yamashita eventually loses and Shoko Nakajima always does great. For the 6th time in 8 tournaments Nakajima reaches the Semi Finals! She defeated Rika Tatsumi by breaking out of the White Dragon Sleeper and hitting the Northern Lights Suplex. She then followed up with a Double Arm DDT and got the three count with the Diving Senton. Nakajima knew that Tatsumi was fighting for something so she counted on one opportunity opening itself up for her to win today. Tatsumi said Nakajima is too big of a kaiju for her to beat. She may look small but she is bigger than Mt. Fuji, the Tokyo Tower and the Sky Tree. She is the size of Mount Everest!

Only one fresh face made it to the Semi Finals this year and it is Miu Watanabe. She showed Yuki Aino just how powerful she is with a very Giant Swing. Later she powered out of the UBV and knocked her down with a big Shoulder Block. A Laserbeam punch was used to set up the Tear Drop and Watanabe punched her ticket to the final four. Watanabe said her matches with Aino are always important and pointed to their Princess Tag Team Titles match last November as an example. She promised to do her best with the Giant Swing as she approaches the final rounds.

Maki Itoh reaches the Semi Final for the second year in a row. She had to go through a scrap to get there though. Suzume ambushed Itoh with a Dropkick from behind during her entrance and they fought around ringside. Back in the ring, Suzume caught Itoh’s Diving Headbutt with the Ring A Bell. Suzume went for her finisher again later but Itoh blocked it and put her in the Itoh Punish for the submission win. Itoh pointed to the scratch under her left eye with one hand while sticking up her middle finger on the other to celebrate her win. You’d think Itoh would be furious at Suzume for damaging the cutest face in the world but that’s not the case. Instead Itoh thinks it is amazing because she doesn’t feel any pain from it at all! It shows she is getting better and she will continue to get better every day.

There was a disappointed response to this year’s Olympic Games opening ceremony. So Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma and Haruna Neko held their own as part of their 3 Way Match. Perfume wasn’t in this one either so the girls had to perform in their place.

At the start of the show it was announced that Yuki Arai will have her first main event match on 7th August. The show is happening in Nagoya, the home of SKE48. Arai will team with Yamashita against Yuki Aino & Moka Miyamoto. SKE48 member Shiori Aoki will be in attendance too.


July 30, 2021

Shinjuku FACE
186 Fans – No Vacancy

1. MAO & Yukio Naya defeated Akito & Gota Ihashi when Naya submitted Ihashi with the Naya Link E (9:15).
2. Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi defeated SHINGO with the Dramatic Dream Twister (10:31).
3. Saki Akai Produce Match: Kazusada Clark, Yukio Ochanomizu & Saki Akamon defeated Regent Hirata, Yuko Kamisori & One Punch Nakamura when Clark pinned Kamisori with a Lariat (11:35).
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match ~Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Are Also A Classic!~: Toru Owashi, Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Yuki Ueno defeated Shinigami after they moved his heart (4:43).
5. HARASHIMA Produce Match – DISASTER BOX Vs Ganpro!: Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii defeated HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura when Katsumura submitted Yoshimura with the Ninja Choke (17:28).
6. Chris Brookes & Hideki Okatani defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Yuya Koroku when Okatani submitted Koroku with a Crab Hold (22:18).

Summertime means it’s time for DDT to go back to the beer garden. Normally the headline match goes to one of the wrestler self-produced matches but this year the Day 1 spotlight was given to Hideki Okatani and Yuya Koroku. The tag match also involved Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes but the final moments came down to the youngsters. Okatani got the better of Koroku in a duel of Elbow Strikes and almost won with a Running Elbow Smash. He had to make Koroku give up to a Crab Hold to get the win in the end. Okatani got to give the show closing speech. He wants to win his matches on all the Beer Garden shows this year.

The visiting Ganbare☆Pro team were victorious over DISASTER BOX. Even they were surprised by the result! While HARASHIMA and Keisuke Ishii kicked each other back and forth on the ring apron, Naomi Yoshimura tangled with Shuichiro Katsumura in the ring. Katsumura caught his opponent’s Lariat and countered it into the Ninja Choke. He kept the move locked in until the referee stopped the match in his favour. HARASHIMA took the loss well and along with Yoshimura shook hands with his opponents after the match.

The annual ghost story from Hisaya Imabayashi almost never took place. First a delay was announced because everyone involved in the match was caught in a traffic accident on the way to the venue. Imabayashi arrived in a hurry and explained to everyone they crashed into a dump truck. He wasn’t hurt in the accident but the four wrestlers were all sent to the hospital in an unconscious state. He broke down and cried in the ring until suddenly Toru Owashi, Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine and Yuki Ueno all climbed into the ring and began wrestling their match. However nobody at ringside was reacting to them, leaving the wrestlers feeling confused. All of a sudden, a Shinigami appeared and told the wrestlers they all died in the traffic accident earlier due to Sasadango’s bad driving. Their souls made it to Shinjuku FACE because it was their duty to still wrestle but the time had come for him to take their souls to the afterlife. The wrestlers begged for their lives and struck a deal with the Shinigami. He would bring them back to life for five minutes so they could wrestle their last match. They were revived, giving Yukinori Matsui a big shock, and they went straight into the 4 Way. But there was a twist from Shinigami. He would spare the winner of the match and only take the souls of the losers! Ueno ended up winning the match by making Sasadango tap out to a Sleeper Hold. However Ueno offered to sacrifice himself to Shinigami in order to spare the other three. Each of the wrestlers all did the same until Shinigami got annoyed and decided to revive all of them. The wrestlers celebrated until Imabayashi tried to scare them all with the evil point he always does during his ghost stories. But nothing happened. They didn’t even notice him. Imabayashi was confused until the Shinigami tapped on his shoulder and told him it was time for them to leave. That was when Imabayashi realized he was dead all along. The room went dark and then “Wild Thing” played.

It was a bunch of family fortunes in Match #3. The relatives of six DDT wrestlers were gathered together for a 6-Man Tag Match. One team was made up of well behaved high school students: Kazusada Clark, Yukio Ochanomizu & Saki Akamon. Their opponents Regent Hirata, Yuko Kamisori & One Punch Nakamura were all delinquents. Hirata bullied Ochanomizu for his money. Ochanomizu offered him his lunch bread instead but Hirata slapped it away. They continued to bully the students until they stripped off Ochanomizu’s jacket to discover his body was covered in tattoos. The tables turned anf Ochanomizu led his team to fight back against the bullies. Clark confessed his love for Kamisori after the match and they kissed in the ring.

Bicycles were legal when Sanshiro Takagi went to war with wrestler/cyclist SHINGO. First SHINGO cycled out in his full costume then Takagi appeared with the revived and upgraded Dramatic Dream! SHINGO asked for his legs to not be targeted because he has a race next week but his pleas were ignored as Takagi attacked them. They soon brought their bikes into the ring and cycled into each other. SHINGO got the upper hand at first but Takagi eventually lifted both him and his bicycle high in the air for an Argentine Backbreaker. Takagi then attached a drill to the Dramatic Dream and used it to smash a plastic box into SHINGO. Takagi then finished him off with the Dramatic Dream Twister. He praised SHINGO and his trainers at HEAT-UP for a great performance after the match.

MAO & Yukio Naya were a well oiled machine together against Akito & Gota Ihashi. Naya Choke Slammed Akito onto his partner and then put Ihashi in a Cobra Twist. MAO made the letter E with his body and climbed on top of them to add more pressure to the hold, causing Ihashi to give up.


July 27, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 164 ~GLITTER~”, 27/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
??? Fans – Withheld

1. Banana Senga defeated Takato Nakano with a Warior’s Return Turnover (7:24).
2. 3 Way Match: Masato Kamino defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Yasu Urano when Kamino pinned Hiroshi with an Angle Slam (11:34).
3. Daiki Shimomura, Tsutomu Oosugi & Yuko Miyamoto defeated FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato when Miyamoto pinned Kazato with the Moonsault Press (13:47).
4. Itadaki Extra Edition Special Match: Gouma Vs Minoru Fujita ended in a Double Countout (13:41).
5. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (c) defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa when Abe pinned Nakatsu with the Onryo Clutch (16:48).
*V1 for Astronauts.

Astronauts say that the momentum of BASARA and Big Japan cannot be stopped by anything, even by Coronavirus or the Olympics! After failing to win the IRON FIST Tag Titles today, Ryota Nakatsu said he will now focus on regaining the Union MAX Title. That’s not all from Sparky, they want another tag title shot when SAGAT is cleared to wrestle again.

Since the MAX Title match was postponed, Minoru Fujita had to fight Gouma instead. The two ended up fighting outside and Gouma held onto Fujita’s leg long enough for both of them to get counted out. After the match Fujita promised that when he wins the MAX Title, he will first defend it against Masahiro Takanashi. He then told Gouma he will be the second defence afterwards!

On the day of the show, it was announced that Takumi Tsukamoto was no longer considered a close contact to SAGAT and is now free to leave quarantine. However he was still absent from the show because he did not have enough time to travel to the venue.


July 26, 2021

Shinjuku FACE
193 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Choun-Shiryu defeated Darkunesu K with the Chinese Bombs Away (7:35).
2. Hiroshi Yamato defeated Kikutaro with a School Boy (6:54).
3. Tetsuya Endo defeated Leo Isaka with the Shooting Star Press (12:15).
4. Shigehiro Irie & Daiki Shimomura defeated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Shimomura pinned Shimatani with an Inside Cradle (14:35).
5. Mad Paulie’s Five Years And A Few Months After His Birth Anniversary Match: Kohei Sato, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie defeated Kengo Mashimo, Masashi Takeda & Keizo Matsuda when Paulie pinned Matsuda with the Reverse Splash (16:36).
6. MONDAY NIGHT WAR: Minoru Fujita defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Modified Tombstone Piledriver (24:32).

A first time singles match turned out to be no fun and games at all. Minoru Fujita walked out fully representing his Fujita Pro Wrestling☆School and also had the Super Asia Title from Gatoh Move. Meanwhile Daisuke Sasaki came out still carrying the stolen DDT Universal Title. The atmosphere quickly turned sour when Sasaki ignored Fujita’s offer for a handshake. A furious Fujita then said he would kill Sasaki and went to poke his eyes out. Sasaki fought back by biting his fingers. The struggle and dirty fighting continued throughout and Sasaki became motivated enough to wrestle with his shirt off. He used Yukinori Matsui as a shield at one point but Fujita cut him off on top of the turnbuckles. From there Fujita hit an Avalanche Tombstone for a nearfall. He hit another Tombstone as a counter to La Mistica for another two count. Fujita had to do the Somato and then the “Sayonara” version of the Tombstone to finally put Sasaki down for the three count.

Fujita called his victory over Sasaki a miracle. It is a win he will talk about for the rest of his life. He will carry the achievement with him until his retirement, which will happened somewhere between 4 to 50 years from now. Sasaki complained about Fujita ruining the show. Sasaki was supposed to beat him but he was too strong. Sasaki promised to get stronger and win in the rematch. Fujita then cut him off and said they will never wrestle each other again. Sasaki accepted that and asked to be a teacher in the Fujita Pro Wrestling☆School instead. He then told the fans today was supposed to be Sasaki beating Fujita on the road to winning the Universal Title from Yuki Ueno and then he couldn’t be called a thief anymore. At least the audience had more fun here than at the Olympics today so that cheered him up a little.

Mad Paulie got some spotlight by winning his 5th Anniversary match. He was asked to comment backstage and simply grunted “Arigatou!”

Match #4 was a double reunion of sorts. Soma Takao and Shigehiro Irie were both in the Team Dream Futures stable. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani used to team together as Gran MilliMeters in DNA. Shimatani took the fall against his former partner but declared today is the beginning of Chapter 3 of his life as a freelancer. Sasaki asked what happened to Chapter 2 and Nobu told him it already came and went.

Tetsuya Endo had wanted to face Leo Isaka for a while now but DDT were never able to put it together. Endo had to take things into his own hands and book the match at a DAMNATION show like this one. Isaka does the Shooting Star Press because he first saw Endo do the move. He got the chance to use it here but Endo dodged it and later hit his version to win. When Sasaki found out Isaka is like a 22 year old version of Endo, he thought about bringing him in as a replacement. He’ll fire Endo when he turns 30 next month and bring in Isaka to be the new Endo.

There were plenty of antics when Hiroshi Yamato fought Kikutaro. A lot of them had Matsui involuntarily involved. During a mix up, Kikutaro tried pinning Matsui with a Small Package. When nothing happened, Yamato rolled Kikutaro over with a School Boy to get the win.

The risk of darkness surrounding the world has been averted for now. At least it is here, I mean. Choun-Shiryu defeated Darkunesu K with the aid of a cone bar. The evil version of Keigo Nakamura was a bit of a nuisance but nothing that Shiryu couldn’t handle in the end.


July 25, 2021

Hokkaido Kushiro Citizens Athletics Stadium
??? Fans – Unannounced

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Falls Count Anywhere 5 Way Match: Shinya Aoki (c) defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dieno, Shunma Katsumata and Yukio Naya when Aoki pinned Naya with the European Clutch (11:15).
*V? for Shinya Aoki.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Masayuki Okano defeated Shinya Aoki (c) after a Chair Attack from Yukio Naya (1:40 pm).
*Masayuki Okano becomes the 1,515th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno defeated Masayuki Okano (c) by submission when Okano was scared by Dieno (?:?? pm).
*Danshoku Dieno becomes the 1,516th champion.

DDT went to Hokkaido to host an Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title defence during a charity football match. Shinya Aoki successfully held onto the title by winning a 5 Way Falls Count Anywhere Match. But afterwards Yukio Naya knocked him out with a chair. Retired football player Masayuki Okano saw an opportunity and pinned Aoki to become the new Iron Man champion! Danshoku Dieno then got his hands on him and Okano submitted the title to him in order to get away.


July 25, 2021

Shin-Kiba 1st RING
142 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Hikari Noa, Nodoka Tenma & Kaya Toribami defeated Yuki Kamifuku, Mirai Maiumi & Haruna Neko when Tenma pinned Neko with the Killswitch (11:07).
2. Mizuki, Yuki Aino, Nao Kakuta & Arisu Endo defeated Miyu Yamashita, Miu Watanabe, Pom Harajuku & Moka Miyamoto when Aino pinned Miyamoto with the Venus DDT (15:06).
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Suzume defeated Mahiro Kiryu with the Ring A Bell (7:53).
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Maki Itoh defeated Raku with the Itoh Punish (9:03).
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Shoko Nakajima defeated Marika Kobashi with the Northern Lights Suplex (5:41).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi defeated Hyper Misao with a Rotating Leg Hold (15:03).

The four days of shows in a row are done and Round 2 is completed. The Tokyo Princess Cup is now down to the final eight. The very last match was an emotional one because it was Rika Tatsumi Vs Hyper Misao. This was their first singles match together since Misao’s phantom retirement match last November. This was so important that Misao dropped all her antics and wrestled a serious match. It was so serious that Misao’s mask got knocked off her face in the final moments but she continued to fight. Tatsumi countered a Gedo Clutch into a Rotating Log Hold to get the win and move on to the Quarter Finals. The two of them bumped fists after the match. Backstage Misao said the match is connected to the story that has been going on since November. She thought she would win today and make it the final episode.

Meeting Tatsumi in the quarters is Shoko Nakajima. Her first match in the tournament was a win against Marika Kobashi. From the get go, Kobashi went for the Front Neck Lock and she would use the move several times. But Nakajima was able to break out of the move and pin Kobashi with the Northern Light Suplex. Kobashi said the God Of Gals sent her encouragement with a day full of beautiful sunlight. She blamed the loss on not getting enough of a tan from that sunlight. It was a message from the God of Gals that she doesn’t have enough vibes as a wrestler or a Gal. Nakajima now moves on to face Tatsumi in the final eight.

Maki Itoh’s determination to meet Mizuki in the later rounds pushed her through to beat Raku. She wore earplugs during the match so she wouldn’t her Raku’s lullabyes. Raku still briefly sent her to sleep with a Sleeper Hold. That was when she noticed the ear plugs. Itoh used a High Angle DDT to counter the Doctor Yellow and narrowly avoided being pinned with the Hurricane Turn. When Itoh put Raku in a Crab Hold she dragged her to the middle of the ring and turned it into the Itoh Punish for the victory. She expected the match to go 60-40 her way but she thinks it ended up more 80-20. So that’s a good sign she is getting stronger.

Last but not least, Suzume breaks through to the Quarter Finals for the first time, pinning Mahiro Kiryu with the Ring A Bell. It is a results Suzume has been waiting for ever since Kiryu beat her in a singles match shortly after she debuted. She admitted she wasn’t even thinking about the tournament while they fought. Next up for her is Itoh.


July 24, 2021

Osaka Izumi City Plaza Yayoi no Kaze Hall
229 Fans

1. Danshoku Dieno Vs Yuya Koroku with the Danshoku Driner (5:48).
2. Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazuki Hirata with a Lariat (0:44).
2a. 2 & 4 Equality Death Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazuki Hirata with a Cross Armbreaker (5:51).
3. Sanshiro Takagi, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya defeated HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Antonio Honda when Iino pinned Honda with the Haka Elbow (11:30).
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura when Takao pinned Nakamura with the Diving Foot Stomp (10:36).
5. Izumi Specialty Special Single Match: Chris Brookes defeated Akito with the Praying Mantis Bomb (13:18).
6. Eruption Vs DAMNATION!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie when Higuchi pinned Paulie with the Brain Claw Slam (13:04).
7. PIONEER NEXT Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Okada pinned Katsumata with the Sudden Death (20:56).

It was an eventful return home for Jun Akiyama. First of all, believe it or not this was the first time Akiyama had a homecoming match in Izumi City. Ever! Before the main event Junretsu were presented with bouquets from his alma mater’s wrestling club and also from the president of the match sponsor PIONEER NEXT. That president also happens to be Hiroyuki Akiyama, Jun’s younger brother. Akiyama’s team came out on top against THE 37KAMIINA despite Konosuke Takeshita claiming his shoulder is in great shape again. Hideki Okatani took out MAO with the Running Neckbreaker. Akiyama & Yusuke Okada gave Shunma Katsumata a Back Drop/Diving Neckbreaker double team move. Akiyama followed up with the Exploder Suplex and tagged in Okada. Katsumata still had fight left in him and wouldn’t be pinned. Okada declined tagging Akiyama back in and was eventually able to win by himself with the Sudden Death.

After the match Okada explained to Akiyama that he taught him never to read the room while wrestling, which is why he never tagged him back in. Akiyama corrected Okada and said you’re supposed to read the room! He never told him to do the opposite! Okada’s excuse is he misheard him. He then asked Akiyama about something serious. Makoto Oishi, the leader of Junretsu, has been forced to take a long break due to injury. Okada is not a member of Junretsu despite always hanging around Akiyama and the rest of the unit. It was Oishi who first welcomed him to DDT and if he is no longer around, then Okada wants to protect Junretsu for him. So today Yusuke Okada is asking to join Junretsu! Not only that but he also wants to team with Akiyama to challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 15th August! Akiyama asked for the audience’s opinion and agreed when they gave a positive response.

Eruption got one over DAMNATION in a preview of the next KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match. Yuji Hino posed with his title belt to provoke Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi. He did so again even after Higuchi pinned Mad Paulie to end the match in Eruption’s favour. Backstage Hino blamed the loss on the sake his drank before the match.

For a brief moment, Yuki Ueno had the DDT Universal Title belt given back to him by staff after his match. Unfortunately Daisuke Sasaki gave him a Low Blow and stole the belt again. Even Sasaki admitted that he is a shameless belt thief.

Kazuki Hirata instantly went for the kill against Tetsuya Endo but a Lariat ended his hopes pretty quickly. He asked for a rematch but with special rules to even the odds. In the rematch, Hirata only has to pin Endo for a 2 Count to win but Endo needs to pin Hirata for a 4 Count. Endo agreed and made Hirata submit to a Cross Armbreaker after the restart.

Yukinori Matsui announced he will be producing a show in Abeno Ward Center, Osaka on 17th October.