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