Video – Oishi/Asahi Vs AvidRival

December 11, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN SHINKIBA”, 07/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
213 Fans – No Vacancy

Husband Vs Wife! Oishi Asahi Vs AvidRival: Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi Vs Ryo Mizunami & Misaki Ohata


Video – Takeshita Vs Aoki From D-Ou Grand Prix

December 10, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN HAKATA”, 09/12/2018
Hakata Star Lanes
379 Fans – No Vacancy

Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Shinya Aoki (c) (6) Vs Konosuke Takeshita (2)


Video – Speedball Vs Endo From D-Ou Grand Prix

December 10, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN FUJI”, 02/12/2018
Shizuoka Fuji-san Messe
163 Fans

Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Mike Bailey (c) (2) Vs Tetsuya Endo (2)


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN HAKATA” Results

December 9, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN HAKATA”, 09/12/2018
Hakata Star Lanes
379 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Mizuki Watase defeated Soma Takao, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Azul Dragon when Sakaguchi submitted Shimatani with the Modified Cobra Clutch (8:55).
2. Lucha Libre Rules: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno & Yuto Aijima defeated Mike Bailey, Antonio Honda, Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino when Hirata pinned Honda with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (11:36).
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Puma King (4) defeated Akito (4) with a Romero Special (10:28).
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi (6) defeated MAO (4) with the Doctor Bomb (13:46).
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Sammy Guevara (6) defeated Tetsuya Endo (6) with the 450 Splash (11:59).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA (4) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (4) with the Somato (15:47).
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita (4) defeated Shinya Aoki (c) (6) with the German Suplex (8:53).
*Konosuke Takeshita becomes the 1,342nd champion.

A Block

1. Go Shiozaki (6)
-. Kazusada Higuchi (6)
3. Akito (4)
-. MAO (4)
-. Daisuke Sasaki (4)
-. Puma King (4)
-. HARASHIMA (4)

B Block

1. Shinya Aoki (6)
-. Tetsuya Endo (6)
-. Sammy Guevara (6)
4. Mike Bailey (4)
-. Konosuke Takeshita (4)
6. Masahiro Takanashi (2)
-. Soma Takao (2)

Shinya Aoki’s winning streak in DDT comes to an end but the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title continues to be the hot potato it is meant to be. Konosuke Takeshita decided to wrestle the main event barefoot so he would be on equal terms with Aoki. He avoided being counted down for a knockout after taking a Guillotine Choke. Takeshita was able to get in control with his Horizontal Chops, knocking down the champion and leaving him open for the German Suplex to end the match. The two bowed to each other and shook hands. Takeshita said that Aoki’s strengths is different from the DDT wrestlers. He felt that from watching Aoki win his other matches in DDT for what felt to him like forever. He wants Aoki to soak in the DDT world even more. This is the current strength of DDT’s wrestlers and Takeshita made a promise to the fans that everyone in DDT will always prove that this way of wrestling is the strongest.

The match between Daisuke Sasaki and HARASHIMA saw plenty of action outside the ring. Sasaki wrapped a chair around HARASHIMA’s upper body and threw him chair first into the ring post. Sasaki later hit a Topé Suicida for more damage. However HARASHIMA escaped from La Mistica Cross Facelock and hit the Reverse Frankensteiner. With Sasaki stunned, HARASHIMA hit a standing Somato followed by the regular Somato to beat the KO-D Openweight Champion. HARASHIMA noted that his neck was hurt bad by Sasaki’s attacks but the cheers in the venue spurred him on to victory. He still has a lot of work to do to climb to the top of A Block but he will not give up. Sasaki however is starting to crack now that his chances of winning the block are becoming slim.

The styles of Tetsuya Endo and Sammy Guevara are so similar that Endo called Sammy his alter ego after their match. An alter ego that didn’t get Endo’s permission to use his moves. Endo did the Tetsuya In The Sky, Guevara responded with his own Standing Spanish Fly. Endo did the Shooting Star Press and missed, Guevara hit his own Shooting Star and won. Guevara doesn’t care who he has left to face in his block. He says he is the best not just in Japan but in the world!

Kazusada Higuchi is now on a three match winning streak after losing his first two tournament bouts. Not even MAO’s tricky wrestling around the entrance stage was enough to stop Higuchi’s momentum. A Headbutt, a Torpedo Lariat and a Choke Slam left MAO fighting for survival until he was eventually put away with the Doctor Bomb. MAO thinks this is the kind of match-up that will some day be on top of the DDT pyramid. They wrestled each other in DNA, it moved up to the DDT midcard and some day it will to move up to the main event! While Higuchi appreciates the sentiment for DNA, he isn’t spending his time reminiscing about the past. He has a Grand Prix to win.

Puma King countered Akito’s Figure 4 Leglock attempt into a Romero Special. By the time he applied pressure by locking onto Akito’s jaw and pulling it down, Akito gave up. King calls Akito a tough opponent because of his focus on attacking legs and knees. King was happy to face someone like that because it gave him a chance to show off his submission repertoire to the DDT fans. Akito hopes King will come back so he can learn those kind of holds from him.

Hakata Star Lanes will be temporarily closing down next April to undergo earthquake-proof reconstruction. DDT, Tokyo Joshi Pro and Big Japan will each be holding special farewell shows for the venue in its current state on 31st March.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN OSAKA” Results

December 9, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN OSAKA”, 08/12/2018
Osaka World Pavilion
244 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Antonio Honda and Yuki Iino when Sakaguchi submitted Honda with the Modified Cobra Clutch (7:42).
2. Lucha Libre Rules: MAO, Sammy Guevara & Mizuki Watase defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno when MAO pinned Hirata with a Jackknife Pin (9:17).
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi (4) defeated Puma King (2) with the Doctor Bomb (7:53).
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Mike Bailey (4) defeated Masahiro Takanashi (2) with the Green Tea Plunge (10:40).
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA (2) defeated Akito (4) with the Somato (11:59).
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Shinya Aoki (6) defeated Soma Takao (c) (2) with a Triangle Choke (5:34).
*Shinya Aoki becomes the 1,341st champion.
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki (4) defeated Go Shiozaki (6) with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (18:22).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo (6) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (2) with the Shooting Star Press (22:11).

A Block

1. Go Shiozaki (6)
2. Akito (4)
-. MAO (4)
-. Daisuke Sasaki (4)
-. Kazusada Higuchi (4)
6. Puma King (2)
-. HARASHIMA (2)

B Block

1. Shinya Aoki (6)
-. Tetsuya Endo (6)
3. Sammy Guevara (4)
-. Mike Bailey (4)
5. Konosuke Takeshita (2)
-. Masahiro Takanashi (2)
-. Soma Takao (2)

The D-Ou Grand Prix rolled into Osaka for the next battle in DDT’s biggest feud. Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo faced off one on one for the first time since the first Grand Prix in January. That one ended in a time limit draw but today there was a winner. Endo blocked Takeshita’s new Fable finisher with a Handspring Kick and later countered the move with a Sit Down Power Bomb. From there Endo hit the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb and pinned Takeshita with the Shooting Star Press. Endo told everyone that this was reality. He never liked Takeshita even when they were teaming together. Every time they wrestle he hates him even more. Endo then staked his claim that he will win the Grand Prix for DAMNATION. Not Daisuke Sasaki and not Soma Takao. His speech was interrupted when Nobuhiro Shimatani tried to finish it for Endo. Endo Low Blowed Shimatani to shut him up.

Daisuke Sasaki got back on track by beating the A Block leader Go Shiozaki, handing the NOAH wrestler his first defeat in the Grand Prix. Sasaki was in danger after taking the Strong Arm Lariat and a Fisherman Buster. But he escaped with the two points thanks to his flash Hurricanrana pinning Shiozaki from out of nowhere. Sasaki taunted Shiozaki after the match by lifting up the KO-D Openweight Title over him. Sasaki also has his confidence back with this win and thinks he is the strongest man in the universe. Even stronger than “that asshole” Thanos from the Avengers.

Two tournament trends continued today. Shinya Aoki winning matches in short times and the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title changing hands. Aoki is now a double champion in DDT after beating Soma Takao. This was his longest block match yet thanks to Takao’s dirty tactics like ringside brawling and a low blow. Aoki recovered from it to counter the Official Endless Waltz into a Triangle Choke to get the submission victory. Takao doesn’t accept the result and is telling everyone his B Block record is now 7-0. He only has 6 matches in his block…

HARASHIMA finally gets his first win, beating Akito by breaking out of the Perfect Figure 4 and hitting two Somatos. He doesn’t know what his chances are at winning his block after his rocky start but there is still something good to be found in winning his remaining matches.

The match between Mike Bailey and Masahiro Takanashi was promised to be a clean fight. At least Takanashi kept swearing to Bailey that he would fight fair. Instead he pounced on Bailey when his guard dropped. His tricks weren’t enough though and Bailey won with the Green Tea Plunge.

Kazusada Higuchi followed up on yesterday’s win over HARASHIMA by beating Puma King with the Doctor Bomb. He knew he was going up against a mysterious opponent but was confident he would be the stronger man. King is disappointed that his record will most likely make him miss the final. He wants the Japanese fans to see how powerful a wrestler he is but he might have lost too many matches to prove it.


BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.2 ~WRESTLE THRASHING MAD~” Results

December 9, 2018

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.2 ~WRESTLE THRASHING MAD~”, 08/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
269 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Jinbeizamen defeated Stanley Nakano with a Falcon Arrow (8:36).
2. Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura defeated Nakatsu Dickinson & Abe Halford when Sekine submitted Halford with the Combine (11:32).
3. Ricky Fuji defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with the 9999 (5:34).
4. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yuka Miyamoto defeated Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT when Tsukamoto pinned SAGAT with a Cradle (15:38).
5. Hardcore Match: Great Sasuke defeated FUMA with the Sasuke Special X Ver.10.2 (Imitation Prohibited) With TLC (24:31).

It was heavy metal galore in Shin-Kiba 1st RING for the second FUMA FEST show. Bands like Hellhound, Barbatos, Gotsu-Totsu-Kotsu, Black Sweet, Nihonto, Alice In Hell, Dragon’s Den and The Kandarivas all performed songs inbetween matches.

In the main event FUMA took on The Great Sasuke in a Hardcore Match. A ladder was laid down onto one of the bleachers for FUMA to do an Exploder Suplex onto. Sasuke got revenge by Power Bombing FUMA onto a table then Thunder Fire Bombing him onto a pile of chairs on top of the ladder. To finish it off Sasuke placed FUMA on the table, laid the chairs over him and stood the ladder beside him. Sasuke then hit the Sasuke Special X Ver.10.2 Missile Dropkick into the pile to get the three count.

FUMA thanked Sasuke for wrestling him today. He told Sasuke that he’s admired him for championing smaller wrestlers during the 90s and had been longing to wrestle him. FUMA took back what he said earlier this year when he accused Sasuke of blasphemy towards heavy metal for liking the band Anvil. FUMA now understands that Sasuke has had the heavy metal spirit inside him all along. Sasuke said “Hell yeah!” and they shook hands. FUMA then put his jacket on Sasuke and they sang together with the last rock performance from Hellhound. FUMA said FUMA FEST will definitely be coming back next year. As long as he is here, FUMA FEST is immortal!

Nakatsu Dickinson is Ryota Nakatsu acting like Bruce Dickinson. Abe Halford is Fuminori Abe acting like Rob Halford.

Former DNA wrestler Masato Kamino announced he signed a contract with BASARA on 1st December and will debut for the group on the 18th. Kamino didn’t get to wrestle much in DNA because he was plagued with knee injuries. At the time he was known for wearing a fancy ring jacket but he seems to have gotten rid of it.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN SHINKIBA” Results

December 7, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN SHINKIBA”, 07/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
213 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Keisuke Okuda & Yuki Iino defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai and Antonio Honda & Veda Scott when Iino pinned Hirata with the Haka Elbow (7:16).
2. No Tag Rules: MAO, Sammy Guevara & Puma King defeated Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno when King pinned Ueno with La Casita (7:45).
3. Husband Vs Wife! Oishi Asahi Vs AvidRival: Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi Vs Ryo Mizunami & Misaki Ohata ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Akito (4) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (2) with the Perfect Figure 4 Leg Lock (13:05).
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Soma Takao (2) defeated Tetsuya Endo (c) (4) with La Magistral Cradle (13:28).
*Soma Takao becomes the 1,340th champion.
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Shinya Aoki (4) defeated Mike Bailey (2) with a Rotation Armlock (4:28).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita (2) defeated Masahiro Takanashi (2) with the Fable (13:53).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi (2) defeated HARASHIMA (0) with the Doctor Bomb (17:13).

A Block

1. Go Shiozaki (6)
2. Akito (4)
-. MAO (4)
4. Puma King (2)
-. Daisuke Sasaki (2)
-. Kazusada Higuchi (2)
7. HARASHIMA (0)

B Block

1. Shinya Aoki (4)
-. Tetsuya Endo (4)
-. Sammy Guevara (4)
4. Mike Bailey (2)
-. Konosuke Takeshita (2)
-. Masahiro Takanashi (2)
-. Soma Takao (2)

After a few days off the D-Ou Grand Prix was back in action today but one wrestler in particular continues to struggle out of the starting gates. HARASHIMA is now the only person in the tournament who is winless. Even worse is his defeat today was against Kazusada Higuchi, a rival who has not had the best of luck against HARASHIMA in singles matches until now. HARASHIMA did have Higuchi beaten with the Somato but was too slow to pin him. That allowed Higuchi time to fight back and hit the Doctor Bomb twice to win. Higuchi called HARASHIMA his wall and today he was able to climb over it! HARASHIMA gave credit to Higuchi for staying calm throughout the match. His mental strength has improved since their last match against each other and that was the difference maker.

Konosuke Takeshita took a page out of Mike Bailey’s book by bringing out a new finishing move to win his first match in the Grand Prix. Takeshita has created the Fable, a Swanton Bomb from the middle of the top rope onto an opponent sitting in the middle of the ring. Masahiro Takanashi takes the “honour” of being the first victim of the move. Takeshita was inspired by CIMA’s Meteora to create a similar move. He would have used it in his first match against Bailey but the opportunity was never there. Takeshita now wants to change his style whenever he loses so nobody from the wrestlers to the fans can predict what he’ll do in the ring next.

In his second match of the tournament, Shinya Aoki again won in under five minutes this time against Mike Bailey. Aoki chased down his opponent and applied a deep Sleeper Hold, keeping it on while Bailey rolled them out of the ring and onto the entrance ramp. When he finally let go and went back into the ring, Bailey caught him with a High Kick and went for the Ultima Weapon. Aoki instead caught him in a Rotation Arm Lock and got the submission victory. Aoki later complained about his opponents not being a good fit for him so far. He thinks none of his tournament matches have meshed and he’s felt no danger.

The DAMNATION Vs DAMNATION match had the added bonus of being an Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match. Despite being in the same stable, Tetsuya Endo and Soma Takao did not hold back against each other. Endo thought he had the match won with the Tetsuya In The Sky but Takao turned the pin into the Official Endless Waltz. With Endo left dizzy, Takao then applied La Magistral Cradle to win the match and the title! Takao apologised to Endo for taking his belt. He didn’t even want it. Takao then asked Nobuhiro Shimatani where Mad Paulie was. He’s having his food time. Shimatani then addressed the audience about DAMNATION’s performance today with Takao being the only one in the group to win. He accidentally called Takao “BIMA” and Takao knocked him out to shut him up. Takao also claims his official record in the tournament is 3 wins and 0 losses. Today is really his first win.

As mentioned above, DAMNATION didn’t have the most success today. Daisuke Sasaki lost his match to Akito in a match where Akito constantly targets Sasaki’s knees. The damage took its toll and Akito was able to escape from Sasaki’s Cross Facelock to drop Sasaki knees first onto the canvas. From there Akito got Sasaki to submit to the Perfect Figure 4 Leg Lock. Akito says this victory is bigger than anything he’s gotten before. He got valuable league points and more important than that, he’s beaten the reigning KO-D Openweight Champion! Sasaki was left in despair over the result. Backstage he begged reporters to give him scissors so he could cut his own hair as a forfeit. When he got no answers Sasaki instead decided to make Akito his challenger for the KO-D Title on 3rd January!

Husband and wife Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata got their wish to wrestle each other with Shiori Asahi & Ryo Mizunami also involved. Oishi & Asahi had Ohata beaten with the Cactus Flower but time ran out before they could get the pin. Oishi & Ohata embraced after the match before AvidRival left Oishi & Asahi in the ring. Oishi pointed out that he and Asahi are currently the STRONGEST-K TAG Champions in K-DOJO. Maybe they should go after the KO-D Tag Team Titles in DDT too! MAO entered the ring with both of the KO-D Tag belts to confront them but Oishi & Asahi instead decided to change their minds and leave him be.

The Muscle brand will provide a pre-show match on the 30th December Korakuen Hall show. Super Sasadango Machine, Antonio Honda, Choun-Shiryu, Pedro Takaishi, Yasu Urano and Makoto Oishi will be part of the match.