TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!” Results

June 20, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!”, 20/06/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
142 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Mizuki defeated Sena Shiori with the Cutie Special (6:28).
2. Hikari Noa defeated Haruna Neko with the Uranage (5:44).
3. Miyu Yamashita & Yuna Manase defeated Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao when Yamashita pinned Misao with the Skull Kick (0:58).
3a. Rematch: Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao defeated Miyu Yamashita & Yuna Manase when Misao pinned Yamashita with La Magistral Cradle (8:38).
4. Maki Itoh, Raku & Pom Harajuku defeated Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume when Itoh submitted Suzume with the Itoh Deluxe (13:14).
5. Natsumi Maki defeated Mahiro Kiryu with the Backlash (7:01).
6. Yuka Sakazaki, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi when Aino pinned Maiumi with the Venus DDT (15:44).

Yuki Aino challenged Yuka Sakazaki for the Princess Of Princess Title after the main event. She explained she thought progress would come slowly but she recently learned in pro wrestling you have to be sudden. So she wants to test her strength against the champion for the belt. Suddenly Yuki Kamifuku Dropkicked Aino and grabbed the microphone. She wants to challenge Sakazaki first. Sakazaki said she is happy to see so many girls in Tokyo Joshi Pro aiming to become the champion. But Aino and Kamifuku will have to fight each other to get the next shot. Their match will happen on 4th July at Ryogoku KFC Hall.

Natsumi Maki had her first match back in three months, winning against Mahiro Kiryu. She wants to wrestle matches that will give her enough energy to challenge for any of the three Tokyo Joshi championships. She also tried to paint “Poi” on her cheek but used a mirror so it ended up looking like “109”. It’s something a little different she wanted to do now she is back.

In a preview of their Princess Tag Team Titles match, Maki Itoh & Raku were on the winning side against the champions. Itoh shouted threats to Daydream afterwards. Pom Harajuku had to pull her away from them.

The Backspin Kick Miyu Yamashita uses to great effect is now called the Skull Kick. She used it to pin Hyper Misao to ended their tag match in under a minute. Misao’s plan was to make Yamashita dance to “Genghis Khan” and it worked until Yamashita kicked her. They agreed to an immediate rematch. This time Misao blinded Yamashita with cold spray and stole the win with La Magistral Cradle.

TJPW trainee Aona will have her debut match on the 23rd July Korakuen Hall show. She was originally supposed to have her match on 3rd May before the show was cancelled.


DDT “MONEY IN THE BAG ~TOSOCHU~” Results

June 19, 2020

DDT “MONEY IN THE BAG ~TOSOCHU~”, 19/06/2020
Tokyo Chateau Amoeba Studio
159,300 ABEMA Views

1. Chateau Amoeba 1F: Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Shinya Aoki & Keigo Nakamura when Oishi pinned Nakamura with a Cradle (6:58).
2. Chateau Amoeba B2F: HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated MAO, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya when HARASHIMA pinned Watase with the Somato (7:33).
3. Chateau Amoeba 4F: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Gota Ihashi when Takeshita pinned Ihashi after giving Higuchi a Vertical Drop Brainbuster onto Ihashi (12:20).
4. Chateau Amoeba 1F: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki defeated Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa when Sakazaki & Mizuki pinned Kamifuku & Shirakawa with Diving Body Attacks from a Ladder (7:31).
5. Chateau Amoeba 5F: Saki Sukeban, Yoshiko & Seigo Tachibana defeated Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi when Yoshiko pinned Sasadango with the Running Senton (6:15).
6. Chateau Amoeba 3F: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Sasaki grabbed the bag (11:48).
7. Shibuya HARLEM: Atsushi Onita, Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino when Onita pinned Katsumata after the Current Blast Full Swing (15:36).

Three teams entered the Chateau Amoeba Studio looking for Money In The Bag but only one would leave with it. At least that was supposed to be the plan. HARASHIMA, Konosuke Takeshita and Danshoku Dieno each captained a team and met up outside the studio. There they were met by CyberZ president and DDT director Takehiro Yamauchi along with comedian Shinji Saito. They explained the Money In The Bag was hidden somewhere inside the building but they also hired teams of hunters to protect it. If a team loses a match to the hunters they would be eliminated from the competition.

The first match took place on the 1st Floor. This is where DDT records episodes of TheNight on ABEBA. Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi entered the room and found out Shinya Aoki was recording his own episode of TheNight with Sanshiro Takagi & Keigo Nakamura as his guests. There was a bag behind them but they attacked Dieno’s team to start the first match. The two teams fought out to the hallway where Dieno’s backside was sprayed with disinfectant. The fight then went through the studio where AbemaMix Friday was broadcasting a hip hop set. They went back to TheNight where Nakamura knocked out Dieno with a High Kick. Dieno slumped over the desk with his backside hanging out and Oishi threw Nakamura face first into him. Oishi then Cradled Nakamura for the three count. Dieno’s team grabbed the bag but found out it only contained signed copies of Takagi’s autobiography.

DISASTER BOX went to the 2nd Floor Basement where they found a sign on the dressing room door with “I Have A Bag” written on it. They went inside and saw a bag hanging from the ceiling. But Saito sprung three hunters on them! MAO, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya appeared for the 2nd match. Naya took out a mat covered in massage stones and his team removed HARASHIMA’s boots. HARASHIMA’s exposed feet hurt when he ran on the mat so he couldn’t do the Somato. Yuki Ueno found a pair of padded slippers that HARASHIMA could wear for protection. The plan worked and HARASHIMA hit Naya with the Somato to win. Naomi Yoshimura propped HARASHIMA up to grab the bag but they only contained sponges.

Over at the 4th Floor, ALL OUT bumped into Hisaya Imabayashi and found a bag hanging near the 7 Star Stage. When Takeshita went to get it he was ambushed by Gota Ihashi. Takeshita swatted him aside and went to climb it again only for Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi to appear for the next match. They fought through the studios where Midnight Bicycle Race and Shogi Battle Commentary were being recorded. The ABEMA staff told the wrestlers to get out so the match moved back out to the hall. Ihashi tried to hold one of the staff hostage but she ran away. Ihashi chased after her with a traffic cone and Akito came to the rescue, taking the cone to his stomach to protect the woman. Ihashi was then accidentally hit with the God’s Right Knee from Sakaguchi when it was meant to hit Takeshita. Higuchi tried to step in but Takeshita gave him a Brainbuster onto Ihashi. Takeshita pinned Ihashi then went to get the bag but Shunma Katsumata told him Akito was unconscious. ALL OUT are down a man but on the bright side they found a mysterious map inside the bag. Where would it lead them?

Back to Dieno’s team. They were still on the 1st Floor and walked in on two Tokyo Joshi Pro teams getting ready for a photoshoot. The Magical Sugar Rabbits and Pink Ready were arguing over who the shoot was supposed to be for. Dieno suggested they should wrestle for it. MagiRabi shoved Pink Ready onto some chairs and spun them around the room. Yuka Sakazaki found a fire extinguisher and sprayed it over Mina Shirakawa, freezing her face. The teams then fought over to the Reception Area where Shirakawa gave Mizuki the Romero Special on top of the reception desk while Yuki Kamifuku held Sakazaki in a Headscissors beside them. Back in the studio Dieno & Sasadango got caught up in the action. They got mixed up with Pink Ready, allowing MagiRabi to climb a nearby ladder and dive onto everyone below for the win. They told Dieno the bag he’s looking for is on the 5th Floor then went on to have their photoshoot.

Up Dieno’s team went to the 5th Floor. They found a bag but it was being guarded by Saki Sukeban, Yoshiko & Seigo Tachibana. These three were raring for a fight too. Saki attacked Oishi with her bamboo sword. Dieno tried to get on Yoshiko’s good side by wanting to film a TikTok video with her. Tachibana cycled into the room and placed his bike on a table. He spun the wheels on the spot so Saki could press Sasadango’s unmasked head into it. Yoshiko hit Sasadango with a Lariat then pinned him with a Running Senton. Dieno’s team were eliminated from the competition.

In the 3rd Floor, ALL OUT found DAMNATION drinking loads and loads of sake on their own. They also found a bag hanging above them. When Daisuke Sasaki found out about the contest he wanted to take it for himself. An impromptu Ladder Match broke out. Tetsuya Endo tried to climb the ladder but HARASHIMA pulled down the back of his shorts to stop him. Ueno tried to climb but Soma Takao did the same to him. Yoshimura Power Bombed Sasaki onto a table. HARASHIMA missed the Somato on Sasaki and landed on a chair, sliding himself away in the process. He turned this into a good idea by sliding the chair into his opponents. Endo threw Ueno onto the rest of DISASTER BOX, allowing Sasaki to climb the ladder and take the bag. Sasaki found 3,000 yen inside. Turns out it wasn’t the right bag, it in fact belonged to Hisaya Imabayashi. Whatever, DAMNATION went off to spend the money on more alcohol. DISASTER BOX lost the match so they were eliminated.

That left ALL OUT as the last team remaining. Katsumata was now in his Super Hardcore form. They also replaced Akito with Yuki Iino. The map brought ALL OUT over to Shibuya HARLEM where Saito was waiting for them. At last the remaining elite contestants had arrived for the final battle. The real bag was nearby but to get it they needed to win a Current Blast Death Match! Out came Atsushi Onita and the NEO Itoh Respect Army as the final hunters. Onita put Katsumata through a table with a Piledriver then fought with Iino inside a restroom. Maki Itoh knocked Takeshita off a ladder with a Headbutt. She then switched on the current for the blast bat. Takeshita grabbed the bat and swung it at Itoh but Chris Brookes jumped in to shield her and take the blast! Onita found another blast bat and hit Katsumata with it at full swing. He pinned him afterwards to win the match and eliminate ALL OUT.

Saito walked out feeling victorious. None of the teams could beat his challenge. However Onita then started to attack Saito, blaming him for never doing a Current Blast Deathmatch in Yoshimoto like he promised the last time they were together. Onita told him the next time they meet it should be in a pro wrestling match!


Video – TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!” Digest Highlights

June 19, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!”, 13/06/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
82 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yuna Manase Vs Sena Shiori
2. Hyper Misao Vs Haruna Neko
3. 3 Way Match: Yuki Kamifuku Vs Hikari Noa Vs Mahiro Kiryu
4. Shoko Nakajima & Pom Harajuku Vs Maki Itoh & Raku
5. Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi
6. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Suzume Vs Miyu Yamashita, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino


Money In The Bag Participants, June’s Title Matches, Stand Proud In July

June 16, 2020

DDT “MONEY IN THE BAG ~TOSOCHU~”, 19/06/2020
Tokyo Chateau Amoeba Studio

1. Money In The Bag Match: HARASHIMA, Danshoku Dieno & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Atsushi Onita, Shinya Aoki, Yoshiko, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai, Chris Brookes, Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, MAO, Mizuki Watase, Yukio Naya, Keigo Nakamura, Gota Ihashi, Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa & Seigo Tachibana

This is not an accurate listing explaining what the Money In The Bag match is but I don’t know how else to write it. HARASHIMA, Danshoku Dieno & Konosuke Takeshita will be going through DDT’s version of a TV game show called Tosochu Run For Money. They will fight through multiple floors of the Chateau Amoeba Studio looking for a bag containing prize money. There are wrestlers located on every floor acting as hunters tasked with stopping the contestants. What I don’t know is if HARASHIMA, Dieno and Takeshita are teaming together, competing solo against each other or captaining their own teams. But if you’ve seen previous Street Wrestling shows held in corporate buildings then you know what to expect. Each floor will pretty much be a different match building up to the finale.

The guests showing up include Atsushi Onita, Shinya Aoki, Yoshiko (I hear she’s become big on TikTok) and Seigo Tachibana (still looking for a job).

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!”, 20/06/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

The card for Tokyo Joshi Pro’s return to Shin-Kiba 1st RING is being kept secret until the show takes place. Tokyo will be entering Step 3 in the roadmap to open up after COVID-19 which means they may be allowed to add an extra 42 seats on the day of the show. The current capacity limit in the venue is 100 fans.

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #7”, 20/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuki Ueno Vs Mad Paulie
3. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Ueno
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Admission Battle Royal: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Shinya Aoki Vs Antonio Honda Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
6. Jun Akiyama Vs Makoto Oishi
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai

Fans will be allowed in for this show.

DDT already have their big matches for the rest of June in place. The next episode of DDT TV SHOW sees #DAMNHEARTS put the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on the line against Eruption. There is the added stipulation where if the champions win then Saki Akai will have to kneel down to El Lindaman, ask him how he got so big and then lick his boots.

It’s not just the youngsters who are interested in being coached by Jun Akiyama during his stay here. Makoto Oishi also wants to walk down the Royal Road. The only downside is he has to fight Akiyama when he originally wanted to team with him. It’s going to be more painful this way.

Chris Brookes has to make some unlikely short term alliances in order to fight DAMNATION for now.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 1”, 21/06/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Danshoku Dieno & Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda & Yukio Naya
2. I Will Win Today!: Mad Paulie Vs Hideki Okatani
3. I Will Win Today!: Makoto Oishi Vs Mizuki Watase
4. I Will Win Today!: MAO Vs Gota Ihashi
5. Eruption Vs ALL OUT!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
6. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Keigo Nakamura
7. Good Town Tsurumi Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Chris Brookes

The next day DDT goes over to the spacious indoor market in Tsurumi.

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8”, 27/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Chris Brookes
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani

Then next week there is two more title matches. Yuki Ueno has become a thorn in Endo’s side recently and was seconds away from beating him in the trios main event a few days ago. However Endo defended the KO-D Openweight Title against him so it’s his turn to call the shots. Endo chose Nobuhiro Shimatani to team with him and take the KO-D Tag Team Titles away from Nautilus.

Sasaki’s attempt to ice the DDT UNIVERSAL Title backfired. He nominated Masahiro Takanashi as his next challenger knowing he is many months away from recovery. That way Sasaki wouldn’t have to defend the title any time soon. Takanashi eventually accepted but nominated his friend Brookes to wrestle in his place. This finally gets Brookes his singles rematch with the man who took the title from him.

Jun Akiyama will be on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 04/07/2020
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku

Raku’s in-ring ability was progressing nicely before the lockdown. She added the Doctor Yellow to her arsenal and formed a winning team with Maki Itoh. They were supposed to get a Princess Tag Team Titles match against Daydream back in March but it got cancelled. Both teams agreed to do the match eventually but wanted it on an important show. The return to Ryogoku KFC Hall in July fits the bill.


Video – #DAMNHEARTS Vs Eruption!

June 15, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #6”, 13/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio
0 Fans

#DAMNHEARTS Vs Eruption!: Mad Paulie, El Lindaman & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “COMEBACK ANYTIME 2020” Results

June 14, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “COMEBACK ANYTIME 2020”, 14/06/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
82 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Shuhei Washida Trial Singles Match: Minoru Fujita defeated Washi Sakurai with the Suffering Lock (10:35).
2. Master And Disciple Confrontation! Special Mixed Tag Match: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi defeated Yumehito Imanari & HARUKAZE when Katsumura pinned Imanari with a Low Kick (18:37).
3. Special Single Match: Asuka defeated Shota with the ASKA FANTASY (10:48).
4. Ganpro Vs RENEGADES Full Face to Face Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase when Tominaga pinned Watase with a Power Bomb Switchback (17:05).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Ken Ohka with the Neck And Arm Lock (14:38).
*V7 for Keisuke Ishii.

Ganbare☆Wrestling is the next compaby to say they are now back to holding shows after a two and a half month absence. The roster all came down to the ring one by one at the start of the show. Only Ken Ohka and Yumehito Imanari got into the ring after Ohka told the others to respect social distancing. Together Ganpro promised to make today’s show a success in front of the crowd.

In the main event Keisuke Ishii successfully defended the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title for the 7th straight time. Ohka hit the Fire Spear twice but couldn’t get the pin. In return Ishii struck Ohka with a Kneelift to the face, landed a Double Knee Drop and locked in the Neck And Arm Lock to get the submission victory. Afterwards Ishii said if he makes it to over 10 defences in this title reign then he will break the record for most overall defences in the championship’s history. He wanted to defend the title today and originally thought Ohka didn’t deserve to be the challenger. However, Ohka’s passion for pro wrestling in the match they just had proved Ishii wrong. Ohka reminded Ishii that their Loser Leaves Town Match in Union Pro seven years ago is what led to the creation of Ganbare☆Wrestling! He encouraged Ishii to break the title defence record but warned he wants to be the one who stops his reign.

The semi-main event tag had an awkward ending where Shinichiro Tominaga grabbed onto the referee to prevent Mizuki Watase from doing a Tiger Suplex. Watase tried to do a Power Bomb instead but Tominaga Cradled him to steal the three count. He was happy to win it that way. Meanwhile Kouki Iwasaki and Shigehiro Irie had a staredown with each other after the match.


DDT “WITH DRAMATIC DREAM TEAM” Results

June 14, 2020

DDT “WITH DRAMATIC DREAM TEAM”, 14/06/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
82 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda defeated Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura when Dieno pinned Nakamura with the Danshoku Driver (11:14).
2. Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino defeated MAO & Mizuki Watase when Katsumata pinned Watase with the ¡Hasta la vista! (12:35).
3. Itabashi Two Big Singles Match I: Akito defeated Makoto Oishi with the Goliath Birdeater (7:56).
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Yukio Naya & Hideki Okatani when Sakaguchi submitted Okatani with a Triangle Choke (9:56).
5. Itabashi Two Big Singles Match II: Chris Brookes defeated Mad Paulie with a School Boy (10:28).
6. DISASTER BOX Same Gate Confrontation!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Kazuki Hirata when HARASHIMA pinned Hirata with a Front High Kick (0:12).
6a. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura defeated HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata when Yoshimura pinned Hirata with a Guillotine Drop (11:40).
7. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Ueno ended in a Time Limit Draw (30:00).

DDT’s return to audiences offered a look at some of the top wrestlers in the company facing off for 30 minutes. The dying moments of the match saw Tetsuya Endo and Yuki Ueno scrapping for the victory. Konosuke Takeshita & Kazusada Higuchi both wiped out Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao with Planchas. Endo blocked Ueno’s BME with his knees but suffered the same result when Ueno blocked his Shooting Star Press the same way. Ueno then hit his new WR finisher but was too tired to make the pin. Time ran out and the trios match was ruled a draw.

Ueno warned Endo that he is stronger than he was on the DDT TV SHOW yesterday and he will be stronger again for the KO-D Tag Team Titles defence on 27th June. Then Higuchi stepped in to tell Endo he is also hunting him down for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles next week. Takeshita tried to lighten the mood by saying how hard it was to stay motivated wrestling without fans. Today was finally the day the fans came back. Sasaki said nobody wanted to hear from the B-Class wrestlers, they want to listen to the champ! Endo got to speak and he told his rivals he will give them a hard time. He gives Ueno and Higuchi credit but neither of them have a chance of taking the KO-D Openweight Title from him. He even told Higuchi that in the end, he is just a man beneath Yukio Sakaguchi. Endo had nothing to say to Takeshita.

Kazuki Hirata has spent his time away from the ring the last three months training like mad. He wanted to show off his new overwhelming strength by challenging three of his DISASTER BOX mates to a Handicap Match so he can take over the unit as leader! HARASHIMA pinned him in 12 seconds. Hirata backed down and admitted 3 Vs 1 is a cowardly scenario. He convinced HARASHIMA to team with him for a match against Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura. Hirata left his Hirata GO! glasses backstage so he told HARASHIMA to go get a spare. He came back with a medical mask instead. Hirata eventually got his glasses but his hot run got cut off with a Lariat from Yoshimura followed by the Somato from HARASHIMA. Yoshimura then got the pin with a Guillotine Leg Drop.

Chris Brookes avoided some cheating from DAMNATION to beat Mad Paulie. During the match Sasaki ran into the ring wearing a Paulie mask in an attempt to attack Brookes with the signboard. Brookes ducked and Paulie got hit instead. Brookes rolled Paulie up with a School Boy to get away with the win.

Akito used a Grapevine Leglock to submit Makoto Oishi. He calls the move the Goliath Birdeater.

Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda used a Doomsday Gongitsune en route to win the opening match.


DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #6” Results

June 13, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #6”, 13/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio
0 Fans

1. Toru Owashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yukio Naya defeated Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Hideki Okatani when Naya submitted Okatani with a Cobra Twist (8:08).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Antonio Honda defeated Danshoku Dieno (c) with the Super Gongitsune 3 (8:41).
*Antonio Honda becomes the 1,480th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno defeated Antonio Honda (c) with the Lip Lock (9:31 pm).
*Danshoku Dieno becomes the 1,481st champion.
3. #DAMNHEARTS Vs Eruption!: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Mad Paulie, El Lindaman & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee (10:39).
4. Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase defeated Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura when Watase pinned Kanamura with the Back Drop (10:07).
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura when Sasaki pinned Yoshimura with the Sasatonic (11:02).
6. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Match: Yuki Ueno defeated MAO with an Inverted Hurricanrana (7:38).
*Yuki Ueno wins the Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
7. #DAMNHEARTS Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & T-Hawk defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Endo pinned Akito with the Shooting Star Press (18:16).
-. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Yuki Ueno with the Modified Yurikamome (16:54).
*V1 for Tetsuya Endo. Yuki Ueno cashed in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

First week as the champion and there wasn’t a dull moment for Tetsuya Endo. When he was in the middle of having his hand raised for winning the main event, Yuki Ueno attacked him from behind and used the Right To Challenge Gauntlet to get his KO-D Openweight Title match! When the match began Ueno went for some quick pins but Endo created some distance by throwing him out of the ring with the Torture Rack Bomb. A confident Endo shrugged off Ueno’s Elbow Strikes by calling them weaker than Masato Tanaka’s. He blocked the BME with his knees and eventually applied the Modified Yurikamome to make Ueno submit.

After the match Endo gave Ueno credit for cashing in his shot now but he should have read the room better. Endo is the man who won the title from Tanaka so he is too strong to lost the belt like this. Now it’s time for Endo to challenge for Ueno’s title! He called over Nobuhiro Shimatani and said they will face Nautilus for the KO-D Tag Team Titles! Nautilus accepted the challenge and the match will take place on 27th June.

The actual main event before this saw Endo & T-Hawk defeat Konosuke Takeshita & Akito. They got some help when El Lindaman dove out of the ring onto Takeshita while the referee was preoccupied. From there Endo pinned Akito with the Shooting Star Press.

Ueno got the Right To Challenge Gauntlet earlier in the show by beating MAO. The Gauntlet was held up when MAO got injured but today was his chance to reclaim it. An Inverted Hurricanrana from Ueno changed the course of this story and led to everything written above to happen.

Daisuke Sasaki was serious when he nominated the injured Masahiro Takanashi for his next defence of the DDT UNIVERSAL Title. Sasaki used the Takatonic (renamed the Sasatonic) to pin Naomi Yoshimura in the tag match. Takanashi actually showed up after the match. This was the first time he got into a ring since March but he told Sasaki he is in no way close to recovery. However he took Sasaki’s challenge as something that was done with positive intentions so he offered a handshake. Sasaki instead kicked Takanashi in his injured leg! Chris Brookes immediately ran out to save his friend and he gave Sasaki the Praying Mantis Bomb. Takanashi then told Sasaki he will transfer his next challenger nomination over to Brookes! The title match will happen on 27th June.

The training is paying off for Mizuki Watase. With Jun Akiyama keeping Brookes at bay, Watase used what he learned the last few weeks to beat Keigo Nakamura. After the match, Makoto Oishi walked out to talk to Akiyama. He was really excited when he found out Akiyama was going to coach in DDT. He thinks the Royal Road training shouldn’t just be for the younger wrestlers in DDT. He wants to learn it too by teaming with him. Akiyama agreed to help but said the best way to learn is to fight him. So Oishi Vs Akiyama is now going to happen.

Eruption’s win over #DAMNHEARTS has given the unit a new goal. They want the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles! Endo, T-Hawk & Lindaman were called out to meet the challenge. Yukio Sakaguchi thanked him for bringing the KO-D Title back to DDT. Saki Akai told the champs that Eruption have the strength and momentum to win the titles from them. Lindaman said Eruption is a million miles away from deserving a shot. He also doesn’t think a woman should be challenging men to wrestling matches. Akai called Lindaman scared of finding out what she is capable of. Lindaman changed his mind and accepted the challenge but on one condition. If #DAMNHEARTS win then Akai will have to kneel to Lindaman and ask him “Why are you so big?” Then Lindaman can say “Why not!” and make Akai lick his boots. The title match will take place on next week’s episode of DDT TV SHOW.

After so many misfires, the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match finally took place. Things went extreme when Danshoku Dieno used the Space Tornado Danshoku Driver. When the move hit he was confident to have won but Antonio Honda found the strength to get back up. Using all of his power, Honda summoned the Super Gongitsune 3 to destroy Dieno and become the new champion! Then Dieno reappeared and won the title back with the Lip Lock.

In the opener, Tomomitsu Matsunaga spent the entire match wrestling in a medical mask. Toru Owashi tried to make Shunma Katsumata shake his hand. Yuki Iino tried to do the Haka Elbow on both Matsunaga and Yukio Naya but the move failed. Naya got the win for his team by submitting Hideki Okatani.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!” Results

June 13, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!”, 13/06/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
82 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yuna Manase defeated Sena Shiori with the Suzuki Dynamic (4:56).
2. Hyper Misao defeated Haruna Neko with the I Am A Hero (6:36).
3. 3 Way Match: Hikari Noa defeated Yuki Kamifuku and Mahiro Kiryu when Noa pinned Kiryu with the Uranage (6:10).
4. Maki Itoh & Raku defeated Shoko Nakajima & Pom Harajuku when Raku pinned Harajuku with the Doctor Yellow (8:05).
5. Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe defeated Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi when Tatsumi pinned Maiumi after the Daydream Eternity (11:35).
6. Miyu Yamashita, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Suzume when Yamashita pinned Suzume with the Attitude Adjustment (14:59).

The women of Tokyo Joshi Pro welcomed fans back to shows for the first time in almost four months. The audience was limited to 82 fans today but the wrestlers hope that gradually it will safely increase and the company can grow again. Miyu Yamashita was happy for the first show back to take place in Itabashi Green Hall because the venue has hosted the most TJPW shows. Nodoka Tenma described the show as both a restart and a reunion. Yuki Aino wants to protect it.

Daydream now have a double team finish. The Daydream Eternity is a Canadian Backbreaker from Miu Watanabe passed into the Dragon Twist Of Fate from Rika Tatsumi. After Daydream’s win, Maki Itoh & Raku approached them as a reminder for their next Princess Tag Team Titles match. Both teams agreed to have the match on the 4th July Ryogoku KFC Hall show. Tatsumi said Daydream is not going to end. “Daydream is not dead!”

Hyper Misao wrestled wearing cat ears and a cat nose to understand her opponent Haruna Neko better. She acted like a cat for most of the match but eventually snapped out of it and went back to normal. When she was human again she was able to beat Neko.


What’s Next After Peter Pan? Money In The Bag!

June 9, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #6”, 13/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

1. Toru Owashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yukio Naya Vs Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Hideki Okatani
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Honda
3. Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase Vs Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
4. #DAMNHEARTS Vs Eruption!: Mad Paulie, El Lindaman & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura
6. #DAMNHEARTS Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & T-Hawk Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
7. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Match: Yuki Ueno Vs MAO

There are currently three more DDT TV SHOW episodes on the schedule. The next one takes place one day before crowds can return to DDT shows. In the main event the recently expired Right To Challenge Gauntlet becomes reactivated. MAO was the last holder and an injury prevented him from using it before it became invalid. To make up for it he gets the chance to reclaim it if he can beat Yuki Ueno, otherwise Ueno gets it. The new Gauntlet will be active for the rest of 2020 and can only be used for immediate championship matches.

Maybe a few clues of future opponents for Tetsuya Endo and Daisuke Sasaki in the tag matches. Konosuke Takeshita is always there as a challenger for Endo. It’s a matchup that happened so many times that it does not need to be protected anymore. I like an Endo Vs Akito match and it’s something they could burn in one of the remaining empty arena shows if they’re not confident it would fill even a limited venue. But above all else there’s one idea for a title challenge I really like but don’t want to commit to in writing for fear of leading you all down the wrong path. All I’m saying is Endo should have a pair of eyes in the back of his head…

Sasaki wants Masahiro Takanashi to be his next challenger but that’s only because Takanashi is injured. That means the potential match would take place months down the line and Sasaki would happily keep the DDT UNIVERSAL Title on ice until then.

Makoto Oishi is out of action so we’re back to Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. What could go wrong this time?

DDT “MONEY IN THE BAG ~TOSOCHU~”, 19/06/2020
Tokyo Chateau Amoeba Studio

1. Money In The Bag Match: X Vs X

Now I know what you’re thinking. I thought it too. A Money In The Bank match inside a corporate building has already been done. But this might not be it. There’s a show on Fuji TV called Tosochu Run For Money where contestants are chased through an empty shopping mall by a bunch of people dressed like secret agents. Maybe the Money In The Bag match will be a mixture of that TV show and Money In The Bank. The studio where the match takes place is also where “DDT Thursday The NIGHT” on ABEMA is recorded.

Atsushi Onita will be involved somehow.