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

December 10, 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 Vs Suzume
2. Maki Itoh Vs Haruna Neko
3. Mizuki & Pom Harajuku Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
4. Miyu Yamashita Vs Mahiro Kiryu
5. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Raku
6. Sakisama Vs Misao
7. Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Mirai Maiumi Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Yuna Manase


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.


BASARA’s December Show, Endo’s Homecoming, New Year’s 1st Round

December 6, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 114 ~BANQUET~”, 17/12/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & X Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Masato Kamino & Daiki Shimomura Or Takato Nakano
2. Isami Kodaka Vs Daiki Shimomura Or Takato Nakano
3. Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Daichi Kazato & Tsutomu Oosugi
4. Takanashi Appears In The Turnabout Pro Wrestling Trial!: Gouma Ryu Vs Banana Senga Vs Masahiro Takanashi
5. IRON FIST TAG Titles Next Challenger Decision Match: Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura

The winner of the Daiki Shimomura Vs Takato Nakano match on 15th December will get to decide if they want to be in the 8-Man Tag Match or the singles match against Isami Kodaka. The loser will be put in the match the winner did not pick.

DDT “TETSUYA ENDO’S LOCAL TRIUMPH! D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 PURSUIT BATTLE”, 21/12/2019
Miyagi White Cube

1. Yuki Iino Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. 3 Way Match: Soma Takao Vs Akito Vs Mizuki Watase
4. Chris Brookes & Makoto Oishi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
5. DDT Megatonweight Match: Bull James Vs Yukio Naya
6. Tag Match Of The Tohoku Hero & Gorgeous Matsuno: HARASHIMA & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Danshoku Dieno & Hiroshi Yamato
7. Tetsuya Endo Local Triumph! Shiraishi Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Jinsei Shinzaki

One week before the D-Ou Grand Prix final, DDT will be heading to Tetsuya Endo’s neck of the woods with Jinsei Shinzaki as the special main event guest.

Proceeds from the show will be donated to Shiraishi City for those who were affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2019 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT”, 31/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Daichi Hashimoto & Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Orca Uto
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Iino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hashimoto
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1C: HARASHIMA & Yuya Aoki Vs El Lindaman & Yukio Naya
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Yuji Okabayashi & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1E: Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk Vs Soma Takao & Kota Sekifuda
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1F: Brahman Shu or Brahman Kei & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1G: Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Ryota Hama & Yuki Ueno
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1H: Isami Kodaka & Yuki Ishikawa Vs Ryuji Ito & Shunma Katsumata
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1E Vs Winners Of Match 1F
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1G Vs Winners Of Match 1H
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
15. New Year’s Eve! Defeat Hunger! Very Funny! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino, Drew Parker & Mizuki Watase
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The first two rounds are drawn. The semi-final match-ups will be randomly determined on the night.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN YOKOHAMA 2 DAYS” Digest Highlights

December 6, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN YOKOHAMA 2 DAYS”, 30/11/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall
247 Fans – No Vacancy

1. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura
2. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Bull James
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Ueno Vs Chihiro Hashimoto
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Chris Brookes
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Keisuke Ishii
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masato Tanaka