December 17, 2017
DDT “TAISHIDO SHOPPING DISTRICT YEAR END WRESTLING”, 17/12/2017
Tokyo Taishido Shopping District Pedestrian Paradise
1. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase when HARASHIMA pinned Watase with the Somato (14:40).
2. 4 Way Match: MAO defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dino and Gota Ihashi when MAO pinned Ihashi with Cannonball 450 onto the box (13:31).
3. Yuka Sakazaki & Yuu defeated Miyu Yamashita & Maho Kurone when Sakazaki pinned Kurone with the Sliding Radish (12:14).
Report to come soon.
December 17, 2017
DDT X RING DREAM “LOVE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MEET ~ 3RD ANNIVERSARY, BUT LIFE GOES ON”, 16/12/2017
1. Keisuke Ishii & Diego defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Diego pinned Shimatani with the V.H.S (6:38).
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone defeated Syoko Nakajima & Nodoka-oneesan when Tatsumi pinned Nodoka with the Missile Hips (12:21).
3. Battle Royal For Pretty Girlfriend: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata ended in a Draw after a Double Pin (9:37).
Order Of Elimination: Mad Paulie, Rekka, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase, Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata.
4. Saki-sama & Yukio Saint Laurent defeated Antonio Honda & Cherry when Laurent submitted Cherry with the Euthanasia (9:45).
5. Danshoku Dino, Ken Ohka & Yoshihiko defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Ohka pinned Oishi with the Fire Spear (9:34).
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki when Endo pinned Iwasaki with the Swan Dive Firebird Splash (17:20).
7. Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & KUDO (w/ Orange Jelly) defeated Akito, Soma Takao & Masahiro Takanashi (w/ Orange Jelly) when Takeshita pinned Takanashi with the Surprise Rose (13:40).
DDT and Ring☆Dream were together again to run an outdoor show at the Tokyo Toshimaen theme park.
Match #6 went away from the ring as the wrestlers all wanted to go on some rides while they fought each other. The first ride they found wasn’t active. The second one they found was and they punched each other while enjoying the ride.
DJ Nira interfered in Match #5 to save Yoshihiko from an NωA Super Power Bomb. He hit Makoto Oishi with the Rocket Punch allowing Danshoku Dino & Ken Ohka to set up the finish.
Toru Owashi and Kazuki Hirata were the last two wrestlers in the Battle Royal. After trading Cradles back and forth both of them ended up pinning each other at the same time. That meant was no official winner of the match. However both Owashi and Hirata complained over the result. Both of them desperately wanted to win so they could be transformed into a girl for the Ring☆Dream game. The game’s producer felt for them both and decided that Owashi and Hirata will get their own characters after all.
December 14, 2017
DDT “DRAMATIC IS IT NOT? 2017”, 14/12/2017
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center
234 Fans – No Vacancy
1. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Makoto Oishi & MAO when Irie pinned Oishi after the Tower Of Terror (7:25).
2. Crazy Gold Wolf And Gay And Dancer Slightly Special 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Danshoku Dino and Kazuki Hirata when Sakaguchi pinned Hirata with the PK (9:11).
3. The Legendary Man, Jet, Finally His Last Match Of The Year!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Shogo Takagi defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Kouki Iwasaki when Takagi pinned Iwasaki with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (8:02).
4. Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda defeated Shunma Katsumata & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Yoshimura pinned Shimtani with a Lariat (9:34).
5. Adios Diego Tres! Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Diego with the German Suplex (13:39).
6. Road To D-King GP Special Single Match: Akito defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Hanamasa (8:42).
7. Nagoya Specialty! Stir-fried Miso Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda when Endo pinned Honda with the Shooting Star Press (14:20).
Tetsuya Endo saved Daisuke Sasaki from the Somato by giving HARASHIMA a Shiranui. From there, Endo defeated Antonio Honda with a Springboard Overhead Kick and the Shooting Star Press. After the match Endo & Mad Paulie rushed over to Sasaki fearing the worst. Sasaki weakly said he was feeling cold but before he goes, he has a secret to tell. Sasaki then jumped up and said HARASHIMA isn’t the only wrestler who trains hard. Also Naomichi Marufuji isn’t the only wrestling genius either. DAMNATION will beat them on Christmas Eve to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles and will celebrate with a Christmas party!
Both Akito and Keisuke Ishii are confident of their chances in the upcoming D-King Grand Prix. Akito beat Ishii today but Ishii still thinks he has momentum going into his block and likes his chances of making the final. Akito is looking forward to a variety of opponents. A rematch with Sasaki will trigger bad memories of Akito losing his hair while a match with Shuji Ishikawa will be focused on targeting his legs and feet. Akito also thinks Mike Bailey is not paying much attention to him so that is a first time singles match to look forward to.
Konosuke Takeshita was glad to have a singles match with Diego before Diego left Japan. He hopes Diego becomes a big wrestler in Chile someday and then come back to Japan. It doesn’t matter how long it will take, even if Diego gets old enough to become a grandpa. Grandpa Takeshita will still be the KO-D Openweight Champion by then so he can give Grandpa Diego a title match.
December 14, 2017
DNA “DNA 39”, 13/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
241 Fans – No Vacancy
1. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda defeated MAO & Rekka when Ueno pinned Rekka with a School Boy (9:02).
2. Toru Sugiura & Tomoya Hirata defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Tomoya submitted Shimatani with a Crab Hold (8:35).
3. Dai Suzuki Retirement Match ~Farewell Inexperienced Person~: Ryota Nakatsu, Kota Umeda & Ken Ohka defeated Dai Suzuki.
3a. Ryota Nakatsu defeated Dai Suzuki with the Crescent Moon (5:14).
3b. Kota Umeda defeated Dai Suzuki with a PK (4:49).
3c. Ken Ohka defeated Dai Suzuki with the Fire Spear (6:04).
4. DNA Vs IGF!: Keisuke Okuda defeated Mizuki Watase by TKO with the Sleeper Hold (7:55).
5. Diego DNA Last Match!: Diego defeated Shunma Katsumata with the V.H.S (11:07).
6. DNA Vs Yoshimura-gun: Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Akira Jo by Disqualification when Yoshimura assaulted the referee (8:51).
6a. Emergency Decision Match: Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO defeated Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo when Umeda pinned Jo with the Umeda Driver (8:51).
Yoshimura-gun caused some chaos in the main event. First they ambushed Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki then Naomi Yoshimura attacked the referee when the DNA team were making their comeback. By the time Yoshimura threw a chair at them his team was disqualified. Yoshimura got mad at the decision and gave Yukinori Matsui a Lariat in response. Yoshimura got on the microphone and said he doesn’t care about weak people. He was suddenly interrupted by a Dropkick from MAO. MAO grabbed the mic and asked if Yoshimura knows anything about pro wrestling? You win by pinfall or submission to settle your grudges. What kind of main event is Yoshimura having while everyone else in DNA is working hard? A bad finish like they just had only makes fans want to go home. MAO then challenged Yoshimura-gun to an impromptu 6-Man Tag Match. It was accepted and the chaos restarted. Yoshimura tried to bring a chair back in but Mizuki Watase grabbed it off him. The distraction helped MAO dive onto Yoshimura afterwards. Umeda & Iwasaki then double teamed Akira Jo until Umeda pinned him with the Umeda Driver. There was still some fighting after the match ended. When everything calmed down Umeda told Yoshimura he embarrassed himself for losing twice in one day. Yoshimura’s excuse was the match became 4 Vs 3 so it wasn’t fair. Umeda told him to bring Kengo next time so they can go 4 Vs 4.
For his last match in DNA, Diego took on his Amigo Shunma Katsumata. They were all smiles at the start until the match heated up and Katsumata encouraged Diego to fight harder. Diego countered the Casadora into a Foot Stomp and pinned Katsumata with the V.H.S to win a spirited match. The two were friendly with each other afterwards with Diego making sure his friend was ok. In DDT they were in separate units but they still sat together on the bus trips to shows and hung out together away from wrestling. They cried while saying they love each other. Katsumata also promised to visit Chile next time they see each other.
Keisuke Okuda beat Mizuki Watase but it wasn’t a walkover at all. Watase put all he had into his Dropkicks and Back Drops to the point where Okuda his the STO but was too beaten up to go for the pin. The two got into an Elbow Strike battle as they both stood up. Okuda gave Watase another STO then locked in a tight Sleeper Hold. Watase wouldn’t give up and eventually fainted so the match had to be stopped in favour of Okuda.
It turns out the retiring Dai Suzuki was more liked by the DNA roster than he thought. At the start of the show former DNA wrestler Ryota Nakatsu appeared asking to be Suzuki’s final opponent instead of Ken Ohka. He was told that the match had already been booked for a month so why didn’t he say anything sooner? While Ohka and Nakatsu argued, Kota Umeda entered the ring also asking to be Suzuki’s last opponent. Suzuki was so touched by the situation that he couldn’t decide who to wrestle. Ohka suggested Suzuki to do three matches for his retirement today, one against each of them. Suzuki agreed with the idea. The matches went ahead later in the shot and Suzuki lost all three of them. Nakatsu used an Arm Capture Half Crab Hold called the Crescent Moon to win the first bout, Umeda won the second with a Penalty Kick and Ohka won the finale with the Fire Spear. Suzuki was worn out by the end of the series but he still fought as hard as he could. Afterwards Ohka said that at 40 years old he himself will never retire until he accomplishes his task as a pro wrestler. For as long as he knew, wrestlers never retired under their own circumstances, instead they would leave without permission and escape from the dojo. However when he learned that Suzuki is retiring from wrestling so he can work in welfare, he now wants nothing more than for Suzuki to work hard at that job. Suzuki said he has ran away from many painful things in his life but he loves pro wrestling and feels like it saved him. He is proud of everyone he met through pro wrestling even though he himself was never a worthy wrestler. Suzuki thanked everyone and hopes to return his gratitude somehow with his future life.
Tomoya Hirata earned his first win since debuting as a wrestler last month. His tag partner Toru Sugiura described the FREEDOMS newcomer as a monster in the making. Both of them would like to wrestle in DNA more in the future to gain lots of experience. Nobuhiro Shimatani didn’t take the loss kindly because he submitted to someone who has only been wrestling for over a month. Daiki Shimomura is hoping to wrestle in another tag match next month but he doesn’t want Hirata to be involved.
December 10, 2017
TOKYO JOSHI PRO “I TIGHTEN MY HELMET AND LEAVE FOR KORAKUEN”, 10/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
279 Fans – Super No Vacancy
1. Rika Tatsumi defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Dragon Sleeper (8:49).
2. Nonoko & Yuna Manase defeated Yuu & Hyper Misao when Nonoko pinned Misao with the Boinmaker (15:29).
3. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki ended in a Time Limit Draw (15:00).
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Syoko Nakajima & Marika Kobashi when Christie pinned Kobashi with Christie Agape (14:06).
5. Reika Saiki & Maho Kurone defeated Miyu Yamashita & Nodoka-oneesan when Saiki pinned Nodoka with the Jackhammer (16:01).
This is the last stop before Tokyo Joshi Pro returns to Korakuen Hall on 4th January. Reika Saiki and Miyu Yamashita gave each other a taste of what’s to come in their double title main event. But today, Saiki got the upper hand with some help from Maho Kurone. Yamashita was taken out by Kurone’s Ouroboros. That gave Saiki the opportunity to beat Nodoka-oneesan with a Back Drop, the Shining Wizard and the Jackhammer. Saiki told Yamashita afterwards that it is fun to fight her and it will be fun to beat her in Korakuen. Yamashita didn’t respond. She also refused to shake Saiki’s hand before leaving the ring.
Azusa Takigawa has appeared for the first time since she was kidnapped by Saki-sama and Yukio Saint Laurent. She is now Sister Azusa Christie, Saki-sama’s nun. Azusa explained that Saki-sama changed everything that was weak about her and transformed her into Azusa Christie. According to the Book Of Genesis in The Bible, God created mankind in his own image. For Azusa, God is Saki-sama. The new Azusa was calm and collected during her tag team match against Syoko Nakajima & Marika Kobashi. Azusa & Saki-sama got rid of Nakajima with an Elevated Codebreaker. Azusa then gave Kobashi the Christie Agape (Skull Crushing Finale) to earn her first victory. After the match Nonoko and Yuna Manase entered the ring. Nonoko was stunned to see what Azusa had turned into. As she was trying to speak, Azusa raised her bible and threatened to hit Nonoko with it. Nonoko told her they do not hit people with books ever since they were told not to by Zexy Magazine. Azusa ignored her and knocked Nonoko out with the bible. Saki-sama then challenged the Super Milk Combination to a match at Korakuen Hall.
The Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki match ended in a time limit draw. Sakazaki targeted Mizuki’s foot and that saved Sakazaki from defeat during the final moments. Mizuki rolled her into the Cutie Special but could not hold on to the pin because of her damaged foot. She still risked it by hitting a Diving Foot Stomp afterwards but Sakazaki kicked out and the time expired. After the match Mizuki revealed who she will be teaming with when she faces the Miracle Apricots for the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles. It’s Mizuki’s best friend Riho! When Riho introduced herself, Sakazaki asked if this meant she was the newest member of the Ito Respect Army. Mizuki immediately said no and tried to change the subject. Syoko Nakajima said she is looking forward to fighting Riho because it is an opportunity to “conquer” Thailand (Gatoh Move’s home base) and from there, eventually the world!
Earlier in the week Nonoko announced her plans to graduate from Tokyo Joshi Pro. Today was her first match since her announcement and the other girls in the match protested the news. Hyper Misao and Yuu carried protest signs and asked Nonoko to reconsider. Nonoko loved the attention but grew annoyed at Misao’s constant chanting so she attacked her to start the match.
The Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) were told that they will all be involved in a tag team match against each other for their debuts on 4th January. Hikari, Hinano, Raku and Miu all said how enthusiastic they are to wrestle soon.
December 10, 2017
DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2017”, 10/12/2017
Hakata Star Lane
450 Fans – No Vacancy
1. Antonio Honda & Soma Takao defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Honda submitted Hirata with an Anaconda Vice (8:51).
2. Yuto Aijima, Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata defeated Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki when Katsumata pinned Iwasaki with a Foot Stomp (7:51).
3. Shigehiro Irie defeated Yuki Ueno with the Beast Bomber (9:45).
4. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Azul Dragon & Mizuki Watase when Endo pinned Watase with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (9:03).
5. Hakata Specialty! Wonderful! Beautiful! Unbelievable! Falls Count Anywhere! Scramble Bunkhouse 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Danshoku Dino, Sanshiro Takagi and MAO when Sasaki submitted MAO with the Barbed Wire Bat Assisted Cross Facelock (13:52).
6. Road To D-King GP Special Single Match: HARASHIMA defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Somato (11:53).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego (c) when Takanashi pinned Diego with the Takatonic (21:28).
*ALL OUT fail in V2. Shuten-dōji becomes the 32nd KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
Diego’s plan to keep defending the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles until he leaves Japan came to an end today. Shuten-dōji isolated him from the rest of ALL OUT, finishing him off with a combination of a Backspin Kick, the Right Knee Of God and the Takatonic. Masahiro Takanashi rubbed the victory in Diego’s face afterwards, telling him if Shuten-dōji fights ALL OUT in a future title match Diego won’t be there for it. Diego tearfully apologised to his partners for letting them down. He was still glad to wrestle in Hakata one more time before he goes home.
In the first preview of the D-King Grand Prix, HARASHIMA toppled Kazusada Higuchi. Although Higuchi lost, he said afterwards that the match made him remember everything about their previous matches together. He had forgotten how intense it is to wrestle HARASHIMA and all this loss did today was wake him up. He will knock down everyone in his group who stands in his way. HARASHIMA noted he has now wrestled and beaten Higuchi in three singles matches. While he was happy with today’s result he realises that his body may not hold up for the entire tournament if he has too many matches like that. He will have to think more about his upcoming match strategies from now on.
The 4 Way Match was changed in the last minute to become a Scramble Bunkhouse match with a barbed wire bat placed inside the ring. Sanshiro Takagi was placed onto a carriage and wheeled into a nearby stairway. MAO would have won the match when he hit the Cannonball 450 on Danshoku Dino but Daisuke Sasaki broke the pin with a chair assisted Diving Elbow Drop. Sasaki then used the barbed wire bat as part of the Cross Facelock to make MAO give up.