Video – Maki Itoh Vs Himawari Unagi

March 13, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’19 ~ READY SET, GO!”, 10/03/2019
Nagoya City Robashi Sports Center Kendo Area
256 Fans – Super No Vacancy

Maki Itoh Vs Himawari Unagi


Video – Ohka/TAMURA Vs Katsumura/Imanari

March 12, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “A GURU IS BORN 2019”, 09/03/2019
Kanagawa HEAT-UP Dojo
57 Fans – No Vacancy

Dream Match Showdown! ~Ganpro, HEAT-UP, Katsumura Dojo And PoJo~: Ken Ohka & TAMURA Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari


Video – Takeshita/Katsumata Vs Higuchi/James

March 12, 2019

DDT “THREE DREAMS 2019”, 03/03/2019
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall
214 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Hiroshima Specialty! Jingi Naki Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Bull James


DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2019” Results

March 11, 2019

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2019”, 10/03/2019
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall
271 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase when Sakaguchi submitted Watase with the Modified Cobra Clutch (8:03).
2. Oshu Three Big Single Match: Keisuke Okuda defeated Kazuki Hirata with a School Boy (15:04).
3. Oshu Three Big Single Match: Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi with a School Boy (7:39).
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Bull James, Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda when Takao pinned Honda with the Gin And Tonic (10:42).
5. Osaki City Origin MAO Local Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Hardcore Match: MAO & Mike Bailey defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Sendai Bean (Tsuyoshi Kikuchi) when MAO pinned Takagi with the Cannonball 450 through a Plastic Case (16:19).
6. ALL OUT Vs DISASTER BOX: HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino when HARASHIMA pinned Katsumata with the Somato (12:41).
7. Born In Shiroishi City Tetsuya Endo Local Triumph! – Oshu Three Big Single Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Akito with the Shooting Star Press (22:46).

After the main event Tetsuya Endo talked about the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake because this weekend was the 8th anniversary of the disaster. On that day, Endo was having his school graduation ceremony. When he stood waiting at the Sendai train station when the earthquake alarm suddenly began. The centre of the station’s ceiling collapsed and he ran away. He wondered if this was reality because it felt like he was in a movie as he ran. It was a horrible experience but now eight years later he is able to wrestle in Miyagi along with the rest of DAMNATION. His point was that human beings are strong, both those in the ring and those who came to see the show today.

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi allegedly wasn’t in the venue in time for his match so Sanshiro Takagi’s new partner was Sendai Bean (Kikuchi doing a weird Mr. Bean imitation). However during the match Sendai Bean went missing and Kikuchi reappeared to take part in the match, despite still wearing the Sendai Bean costume. The Hardcore Tag match saw Takagi put both MAO & Mike Bailey through a table with a Diving Body Press, the return of the Dramatic Dream Cycle, plenty of broken plastic cases, MAO giving Takagi a Michinoku Driver onto a ladder and a Cannonball 450 through a plastic case. MAO apologised to the fans for the sudden decision to make this a hardcore match without any explanation.

Bull James joined in with Antonio Honda’s Gongitsune story after he accidentally tripped over him and hurt himself the same way Honda always does.

Match #2 looked like it was going to have no ending when Keisuke Okuda threatened to snap Kazuki Hirata’s glasses in two. Hirata ran off scared and Okuda chased after him. They reappeared in the next match and accidentally interfered in the contest Toru Owashi and Makoto Oishi were having. After more shenanigans, Okuda and Owashi both pinned Hirata and Oishi with School Boys at the same time to win their matches.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’19 ~ READY SET, GO!” Results

March 11, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’19 ~ READY SET, GO!”, 10/03/2019
Nagoya City Robashi Sports Center Kendo Area
256 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Nodoka Tenma defeated Mahiro Kiryu with the WAR Special (7:33).
2. Rika Tatsumi & Pinano Pipipipi defeated Haruna Neko & Pom Harajuku when Tatsumi pinned Neko with a Running Hip Attack (9:19).
3. Maki Itoh defeated Himawari Unagi with the Itoh Special (7:50).
4. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa defeated Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & YUMI when Manase pinned YUMI with the Suzuki Dynamic (11:04).
5. Sakisama & Misao defeated Yuki Aino & Raku when Misao pinned Raku with the Dies Irae (12:09).
6. Miyu Yamashita, Shoko Nakajima & Marika Kobashi defeated Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Miu Watanabe when Yamashita pinned Noa with the Attitude Adjustment (12:01).

No longer a superhero, now a Royal Guard. Misao returns to Tokyo Joshi Pro with a brand new look and attitude thanks to Sakisama. Before they had their match against Yuki Aino & Raku began, Sakisama had Misao swear an oath of loyalty to her because Sakisama is a symbol of beauty and strength. Misao got the pin on Raku with the Final Cut, or the Dies Irae as it will now be known as.

Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku’s team name is the Kano Sisters. They got the victory today with Mina Shirakawa but the Magical Sugar Rabbits tried to taunt them with the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Title belts as they were leaving the ring.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “A GURU IS BORN 2019” Results

March 11, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “A GURU IS BORN 2019”, 09/03/2019
Kanagawa HEAT-UP Dojo
57 Fans – No Vacancy

1. This Is Ganpro Soul! Pure Blood Mutual Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shota & Shuhei Washida when Ishii pined Washida with a Double Arm Folded Neck Lock (10:01).
2. Dream Match Showdown! ~Ganpro, HEAT-UP, Katsumura Dojo And PoJo~: Ken Ohka & TAMURA defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari when TAMURA submitted Imanari with the Andre (18:08).
3. Special Battle Royal: Yumehito Imanari defeated Ken Ohka by Ring Out (6:36).
Order Of Elimination: Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki, Shuhei Washida, Shuichiro Katsumura, Shota and Ken Ohka.
3a. Rematch: Yumehito Imanari defeated Ken Ohka & TAMURA by Double Ring Out (6:26).
Order Of Elimination: Keisuke Ishii, Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki, Shuhei Washida, Ken Ohka & TAMURA.

The winner of the Battle Royal was supposed to gain ownership of the Kanagawa HEAT-UP Dojo. However when Yumehito Imanari won, he found out the venue is currently 3,000,000 yen in debt and the shows held here have only raised 725,000 yen. TAMURA promised to run the venue in Imanari’s place and hand him the ownership once the building makes a profit. But Imanari is too impatient to go along with the idea so they rematched the Battle Royal to find a new owner. Nobody wanted to win and they all tried to intentionally get eliminated. It ended up with Imanari winning the match again.

Ken Ohka & TAMURA agreed to team up again on the 14th April show at Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR. However after the original main event the two had a falling out and changed the plan to a multi-man match with Ganbare☆Wrestling on one side and HEAT-UP on the other.


Nakazawa Is All Elite, No Seriously He Is, March Korakuen Double Header, Star Lanes Finale

March 7, 2019

The next month is going to be very busy for me but a lot of fun too. I’m travelling to Germany this weekend for the annual wXw 16 Carat tournament. Given the amount of stuff happening in-between the wrestling shows (eating, bowling, visiting the Shellakabookie, seeing if Order #109 has still not been picked up at McDonalds, etc.) this blog won’t be updated again until next Tuesday. If anything crazy happens in DDT I’ll be sure to tweet about it once I find out. Shigehiro Irie is in the tournament and I wouldn’t rule out a strong run from him this weekend especially since wXw is one of the places that is heavily pushing him in Europe. Once that is done it will be time to prepare for New York. But let’s get to that later.

BASARA “BASARA 91 ~BETTER BREAK~”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Yasu Urano
2. Aiseki Tag Vs Sento Minzoku!: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita
3. Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
4. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Kobayashi-gun: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Abdullah Kobayashi, Yoshihisa Uto & Hideki Suzuki
5. Yoga Vs Stretch! Final Settlement Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei Vs Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man
6. Steel Can Hardcore Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Jun Masaoka
7. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

The team of Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka continue to run rings around the competition in BASARA.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2019”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs Mizuki Watase
1. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Bull James, Kota Umeda & Naomi Yoshimura
2. A Miraculous Ending! Goodbye Michael! Till We Meet Again! – Michael Nakazawa Send-Off Match: Michael Nakazawa Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Keisuke Okuda & Hiroshi Yamato
3. The Hirata Dance Is The Best! No, It’s The Pro Wrestling Exercise! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda & Asuka (w/ Furitsuke Kamen)
4. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Riki Choshu, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Yeno Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Gota Ihashi
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako & Chihiro Hashimoto
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao
8. DDT Extreme Title – #ExtremeRuleThoughts: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Muscle Sakai

As revealed on this week’s episode of Being The Elite, the newest AEW signing is Michael Nakazawa! Although the news was played for comedy on the show, this is a sneaky good signing by the company. Nakazawa will most likely be working as the go-between for AEW and whatever Japanese companies they will be working with, DDT obviously among them. Kenny Omega and Sanshiro Takagi haven’t been shy with their public comments about AEW and DDT working together beyond Yuka Sakazaki’s upcoming match. Nakazawa also has links to wrestling in other parts of Asia so that could open up some unexpected talent scouting there too. But before all of that can happen, DDT wants to say farewell to one of its most unappreciated talents. And what better way to send Nakazawa off than to have five people beat him up for our entertainment. Hiroshi Yamato is being included because he wants a place to sell his collection of short stories he wrote and nowhere else will let him do it.

A choreographer named Lucky Ikeda was supposed to be on the show. However in his placed is his “masked friend” Furitsuke Kamen. His role is to teach everyone Pro Wrestling Exercises. He created this so fans can relax whenever pro wrestlers take the action out of the ring and have a brawl in the audience. Kazuki Hirata isn’t convinced that this form of exercise is better than his style of dancing. He and Makoto Oishi agreed that the losing team for their match will have to do the other team’s dance or exercise.

DDT “DATE CITY FIRST LANDING! DDT WRESTLING FUKUSHIMA”, 31/03/2019
Fukushima Date City Yorohara Gymnasium

1. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs MAO, Kazusada Higuchi, Yuki Ueno & Takato Nakano
2. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Mad Paulie Vs Naomi Yoshimura
3. 3 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Keisuke Okuda
4. Saki Akai & Antonio Honda Vs Keisuke Ishii & Moeka Haruhi
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs HARASHIMA & Makoto Oishi
6. Gorgeous Brahman Vs Shuten-dōji! Fukushima Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Gorgeous Matsuno, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

The annual Gorgeous Matsuno appreciation show sees the host teaming with the Brahman Brothers once more.

DDT “GOODBYE HAKATA STAR LANES”, 31/03/2019
Hakata Star Lanes

1. Asuka Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Yuto Aijima, Azul Dragon, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Akito, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Lowther
3. Hakata Star Lanes The Final! Comical! Wonderful! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Batten X Burabura (w/ Pokotan) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
4. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Bull James Vs Yuki Iino
5. Hakata Otoko, The Last Advent Of Hakara Star Lanes! Do You Leave? Shachihoko Hold?!: Tatsuo Nakano Vs Mizuke Watase
6. DAMNATION Vs OishiAsahi!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi
7. Hakata Specialty! Pick Up Special 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kota Umeda Vs Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs MAO & Kazusada Higuchi
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio

DDT is packing the card for their final show in Hakata Star Lanes. They even found Tatsuo Nakano!