DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #14” Results

August 14, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #14”, 14/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
240 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Soma Takao defeated Mizuki Watase with the Sorarina (7:22).
0. NO TV Match: Ryan Davidson & Facade defeated Toru Owashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Davidson pinned Shimatani with the Davidson Driver (8:25).
1. Akito & Gota Ihashi defeated Yuki Ueno & Yuki Iino when Akito submitted Iino with a Modified Leg Lock (7:23).
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Meiko Satomura defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi & Cherry when Satomura pinned Oishi with the Scorpio Rising (7:05).
*Meiko Satomura wins Makoto Oishi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda when KUDO pinned Honda with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:07).
4. Road to King Of DDT 2018 3rd Round 4 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey, Yukio Sakaguchi & MAO and Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata when Endo pinned Hirata with a Swan Dive 450 Splash (10:20).
5. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid defeated Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie when Irie pinned Paulie with the Beast Bomber (19:20).
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno defeated Shigehiro Irie (c) with the Gaydo Clutch (1:37).
*Super Sasadango Machine gives his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract to Danshoku Dieno. Shigehiro Irie fails in V1. Danshoku Dieno cashes in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet. Danshoku Dieno becomes the 65th KO-D Openweight Champion!

Today’s episode sparked plenty of changes in the DDT landscape. There was the planned roster switch-up freshening up some of the units but some added surprises completely changed the course of as we head towards the King Of DDT finale. Things seemed normal during the main event. Shigehiro Irie made his first appearance in DDT since his latest US tour and after the title loss incident in Ohio he had the KO-D Openweight Title with him safe and sound. He and Jason Kincaid were victorious over Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie but it was a close call. Irie kicked out of a Double Choke Slam and the Reverse Splash. It was only when he hit a desperate Beast Bomber to Paulie that he was able to win the match. Ishikawa said he got to have a strong match after spending time away from DDT. He told everyone when he is the Triple Crown Champion he would like to face Irie again.

When DAMNATION left the ring, Meiko Satomura came out with her eyes set on Irie. With the yellow Right To Challenge Gauntlet in her possession, Satomura challenged Irie to a title match on the 28th August episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”! An exhausted Irie got up and accepted the challenge. But when they were about to shake hands, Danshoku Dieno interrupted them with important news. Producer Dieno will not accept Irie Vs Satomura as the next KO-D Title match because the next title match will happen right now! Dieno then suddenly pulled out the blue Gauntlet belonging to Super Sasadango Machine. A video played on the screen of Sasadango announcing that he is giving his Gauntlet to Dieno as a gift. It now belongs to Dieno and he is cashing it in straight away!

The match began and Dieno immediately gave Irie the Danshoku Driver several times. Irie kicked out of them and fought back. He hit the Beast Bomber but when Irie went for the pin, Dieno caught him in the Gaydo Clutch and pinned him! Danshoku Dieno is the new KO-D Champion! A furious Irie had to be held back by the rest of RENEGADES until they finally got him to leave the ring. He still tossed a chair from the front row at Dieno as he was leaving. Dieno taunted Irie by telling him what he did today was all in the rules. Dieno waited so long and played the good boss all this time so he could pull this off. This plan was why Dieno did not enter King Of DDT this year. He may be the weakest champion of any wrestling company right now but that doesn’t matter. He is going straight to the main event of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” as the champion! Just one problem. Meiko Satomura is still here with the last Right To Challenge Gauntlet (more about that below) and her intention to challenge the champion on 28th August still stands. She told Dieno she will win the KO-D Title, defend it against Irie and then defend it at the main event of Sumo Hall!

The DNA Draft and resulting roster reshuffle took place at the start of the episode. It was already decided that Daiki Shimomura would join BASARA and Kouki Iwasaki would join Ganbare☆Wrestling. Rekka also announced he will be leaving Japan for a while so he will not be transferring to another brand. The remaining DNA wrestlers were given the chance to nominate the group or unit they wished to join and it would be up to those groups to accept them or not. Some of the obvious moves were made first. Mizuki Watase chose RENEGADES (side note: Ryan Davidson has also joined the unit) and Shunma Katsumata picked ALL OUT. No surprises there. MAO wants to continue teaming with Mike Bailey so he picked the default DDT Sekigun group. Yuki Ueno also picked DDT. Naomi Yoshimura didn’t pick anybody. Instead he will go wherever he wants, whenever he wants. Konosuke Takeshita of all people asked him to join ALL OUT instead. Yoshimura declined because he has no motivation to fight with them. He’d rather fight against them. Yuki Iino asked if he could join ALL OUT. Akito wasn’t convinced so he would use their match later as an audition. Kota Umeda chose to stick with DDT. He will be on the same side as his old unit Shuten-dōji and he wants to set a fire under his former older brothers. Nobuhiro Shimatani declared himself the leader of DAMNATION but Daisuke Sasaki said the unit doesn’t need him. Shimatani then nominated Tokyo Joshi Pro but their producer Tetsuya Koda outright refused him. Shimatani went back to DAMNATION and promised to find a beautiful blonde woman for Sasaki, cook delicious meat for Mad Paulie, handcraft a new ring costume for Soma Takao, give Tetsuya Endo a better haircut than the one he currently has and teach new songs to Shuji Ishikawa. Sasaki finally gave in and inducted Shimatani into DAMNATION, but only as a temporary manager. Good enough!

In the middle of the draft, T2Hide announced they are splitting up. Kazuki Hirata is doing well without them although he protested the decision. HARASHIMA approached Toru Owashi and asked him to reform Disaster BOX, their old unit from the 2000s. Owashi liked the idea but they needed a third member to make them a unit. They nominated Yuki Ueno. He has no idea what Disaster BOX is or how important they are in DDT’s history but ok, he’ll join them instead of the default DDT side.

Now all of that craziness has been touched upon, let’s get into the rest of the show. The eight remaining King Of DDT participants met in an 4-Way Tag Match. Some of the pairings were unusual and led to a mix up. MAO & Mike Bailey were on two different teams but in the heat of the action they worked together to wipe out a few of the other wrestlers with a Double Moonsault to the outside. Kazuki Hirata tried to continue his miracle run by going straight at Tetsuya Endo with Cradles but in the end he was pinned by Endo with a Swan Dive 450 Splash. Despite winning the match, Endo says he does not feel any momentum from today’s result. That stuff means nothing when you’re only in the Quarter Finals.

Judging from his earlier performance on the episode you wouldn’t have thought Dieno would end up as champion by the end of it. He got into his usual shenanigans with Antonio Honda against KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi. Honda’s double Gongistune backfired when KUDO & Takanashi grabbed both of his hands and made Honda poke himself in both eyes. They then finised him off with the Takatonic followed by the Diving Double Knee Drop.

It turns out the Right To Challenge Gauntlet rules do apply overseas. Meiko Satomura apologised to the fans for losing the red Gauntlet during her recent visit to America for the Mae Young Classic. I’d go into more detail about the possible consequences for that but it veers into spoiler territory and I’m not in the mood to get into arguments about that right now. To make up for it Satomura made it her goal today to win another Gauntlet so she can challenge for the KO-D Title. Good thing she was in a match against the holder of the yellow Gauntlet Makoto Oishi. Satomura pinned Oishi with the Scorpio Rising and now holds the last remaining Right To Challenge Gauntlet in Japan. Before this match Sanshiro Takagi said if his team won then he would set up the Meiko Young Classic, a tournament for all women wrestlers over the age of 40. Meiko Satomura is 38.

Iino impressed ALL OUT enough in his match to be accepted into their unit. He hit Akito with the Spear but Akito grabbed onto Iino’s leg and pulled him down into a Leg Lock to make him submit.

There was an extra special guest appearing on the show this week. Rintaro Oyaizu from Season 2 of The Bachelor Japan greeted everyone and very quickly attracted attention from several wrestlers. Cherry, Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku and Maki Ito all entered the ring wanting to woo Oyaizu. They all agreed to fight each other in a 4 Way Match on 28th August with the winner getting a date with The Bachelor.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ALL OUT DAY~” Results

August 3, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 03/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE
355 Fans

1. Matsunaga Formula Drunk Match ~ Lumberjack Customers Bring The Alcohol Death Match ~ Keisuke Ishii Heisei Last Summer Special: KUDO Vs Yuki Ueno ended in a No Contest (6:27).
1a. Rematch – Complete Settlement Finger Sumo Rule: Yuki Ueno defeated KUDO by 3 Count (11:55).
2. Wrestling Rules: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kuishinbo Kamen with an Achilles Tendon Lock (R2 4:44).
3. Double Main Event: Akito Vs Isami Kodaka ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).
4. Double Main Event II – Falls Count Anywhere Customers Bring The Weapons Death Match: Violento Jack defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Package Piledriver onto a Can Board (18:59).
5. Bonus Track: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yuki Ueno & Yuki Iino when Katsumata pinned Iino with a Diving Foot Stomp (3:38).

Today was ALL OUT’s turn to have a go at Beer Garden. At this point in the week a few wrestlers have gotten more than their fill of alcohol. They all wanted Shunma Katsumata to drink with them after the main event. Yukio Sakaguchi stepped in and told everyone it was not good for Katsumata’s health to be forced into drinking alcohol. Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yuki Ueno & Yuki Iino all decided to attack Sakaguchi, Akito & Katsumata causing an impromptu match to close out the show. Sakaguchi used Kuishinbo Kamen’s top as a cape to lure Iino into a bullfight. Iino crashed into the turnbuckles. Akito put Iino into a choke and positioned him for Katsumata to hit the Diving Foot Stomp for the win. Konosuke Takeshita joined the rest of ALL OUT to celebrate with one more drink.

Katsumata’s scheduled match was a Fans Bring The Weapons Death Match against Violento Jack. There were already tables, ladders and barbed wire boards placed in the ring but the wrestlers also got different items from the audience to use on each other. The match found its way over to the counters and Jack gave Katsumata a Package Piledriver through a board with empty cans attached to it. After the match Jack said he will never forget Katsumata’s name after today and he appreciated his hard work. Looks like Katsumata has made a new amigo and he is scary as hell!

Akito and Isami Kodaka spent 20 minutes of grappling back and forth without a winner determined. Before the match began Kodaka went around having a beer bash like Stone Cold Steve Austin. Meanwhile Akito decided to wrestle barefoot. In the final minutes both of them tried to find transitions out of a Headlock to get a flash pin but the time ran out without anybody getting pinned. Kodaka told Akito he doesn’t want to wrestle against him much because the fatigue he gets from it is unlike any other time he wrestles. However he noticed that Akito is still in the King Of DDT tournament. If Akito can win it and become the KO-D Openweight Champion then maybe the next time they fight they will both be standing at the top of DDT!

Nobody told Kuishinbo Kamen about Takeshita’s injury. Also nobody told him that Sakaguchi was his new opponent. He was so surprised when he stood across a large scary man in the ring today. He didn’t want to fight Sakaguchi so he instead took out a picture book to read. Sakaguchi took the book and wanted to fight. Kamen agreed to have a match made up of three rounds, two minutes each. Kamen convinced Sakaguchi to do his comedy spots with like the pose, the hop and the Low Blows. Sakaguchi knocked down Kamen with a High Kick but Yukinori Matsui was recovering from the Low Blow. Takeshita got into the ring and everybody gave each other Leg Kicks. Kamen but Sakaguchi in a Leglock that had no effect. Sakaguchi reversed the move and Kamen immediately tapped out. Sakaguchi felt so bad about making Kamen upset after the match that he gave him back his book and asked him to read it to everyone. Takeshita brought out a large version of the book for the audience to see and everyone had a fun time reading it.

Plans for Tomomitsu Matsunaga’s opening match were changed when most of the participants were declared too drunk to wrestle. The match became KUDO Vs Yuki Ueno in a Lumberjack match where the Lumberjacks forced anyone thrown out of the ring to drink more alcohol. The match reached its most obvious conclusion when both KUDO and Ueno got too drunk to wrestle. The solution to this problem was to determine the winner with a game of Finger Sumo. While that went on the other wrestlers found new drinking games to pass the time. They did a lottery where fans pulled out names. They then brought out a dartboard with everyone’s name on it and got Yuni (how was he allowed in here?) to throw a dart and pick the next drinker. Ishii’s name was far larger than anyone else’s. Back at the Finger Sumo, the theme song to “Over The Top” played. KUDO tried to put Ueno in a Cross Armbreaker position but Ueno outmanoeuvred him and pinned down KUDO’s thumb for the three count.

The wrestlers also drank during Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi’s public yoga session. I think they may have a problem.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 1ST ROUND” Results

July 31, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 1ST ROUND”, 31/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE
400 Fans – No Vacancy

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Akito defeated KUDO with a Cradle (7:24).
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Keisuke Ishii defeated Gota Ihashi with the Kneel Kick (4:05).
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Mike Bailey defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Left High Kick (5:54).
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Shunma Katsumata defeated Alex Ace with the Kasadora (7:21).
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Hoshitango by TKO with the Sleeper Hold (3:10).
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Soma Takao defeated Yuki Iino with La Magistral Cradle (4:36).
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Toru Owashi defeated Mizuki Watase with the Diving Body Press (6:52).
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: HARASHIMA defeated Mad Paulie with the Somato (11:20).
9. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: MAO defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb Cutback (14:53).
10. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Saki Akai with a Crucifix Pin (7:30).
11. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Tetsuya Endo defeated Gorgeous Matsuno with a Yurikamome (8:20).
12. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with the Doctor Bomb (9:11).
13. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Antonio Honda defeated Kouki Iwasaki with a Cradle (6:23).
14. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Jason Kincaid with the Cross Facelock (10:47).
15. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Tanomusaku Toba defeated Yuki Ueno by TKO with the Backhand Blow (6:30).
16. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Kazuki Hirata defeated Naomi Yoshimura with a Power Bomb Switchback (8:59).

The biggest King Of DDT tournament ever kicked off with 16 1st Round matches in one evening. Kazuki Hirata scored an upset win in the main event by beating Naomi Yoshimura. He countered Yoshimura’s Shonenba into a DDT then turned the Throwaway Power Bomb into a Cradle for the three count. Hirata called Yoshimura scary but Hirata has fought wrestlers like Yukio Sakaguchi who are 100 times more scary. Hirata got to dance to “TOKYO GO!” in full to celebrate his victory.

Today’s show aired on AbemaTV in place of the usual “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” episode that takes place on Tuesdays. That meant everybody was treated to the recurring Kazusada Higuchi table spot! Higuchi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga brawled around the room and had a chop battle on one of the Shinjuku FACE bar counters. A table was positioned below and Higuchi tried to Power Bomb Matsunaga through it. Instead Matsunaga Back Body Dropped Higuchi into the table. Matsunaga came close to victory with the Back Drop but Higuchi recovered and got the win with the Doctor Bomb. Higuchi thanked Matsunaga for handling his all of the power he gained from sumo today. He asked to shake Matsunaga’s hand but Matsunaga wanted them to drink beer instead.

Saki Akai came real close to beating her friend Masahiro Takanashi but a rollover ended her chances. Akai hit Takanashi with the Rookie Award making an upset win seemed certain. When Akai went on top of Takanashi for the pin and leaned over to hook the leg, Takanashi trapped Akai in a Crucifix and rolled her onto her shoulders for the flash three count. Akai is the first woman to ever compete in King Of DDT. She originally thought she was never included because she was the only active female wrestler on the roster but now there are more women appearing in DDT she realises that is a bad excuse on her part.

Sanshiro Takagi and MAO used their match to prepare for DDT’s return of Campsite Pro Wrestling later this year. The two are becoming rivals over the new generation of Street Wrestling clashing with the old. Takagi brought out boxes of stuff to use as weapons while MAO appeared equipped to the gills with his own homemade weapons. Takagi convinced Yukinori Matsui to allow the weapon usage because of the 5 Count Rule. MAO also encouraged a lot of outside fighting away from the ring because he promised Matsui they would return to the ring at the 19 count. Lawn tables were smashed, plastic boxes were destroyed and bicycles were crashed around the room as the match progressed. The end came when MAO countered Takagi’s Sit Down Himawari Bomb into a Rolling Cradle for the pin. After the match a surprised Takagi realised how big of a mess they caused and worried about how long the AbemaTV broadcast will be delayed so the ring could be cleaned up. Takagi thanked MAO for the match and asked for a handshake but it was a ruse so Takagi could give him the Stunner. He told MAO that the Campsite Pro Wrestling show on 2nd September will be the deciding battle between them! MAO said Takagi is older than his mother but he is excited to see the scary Sanshiro Takagi coming back.

HARASHIMA praised Mad Paulie for a tough match. He squeezed Paulie’s hand while telling him how much fun he had with the challenge. Now HARASHIMA is looking forward to facing Toru Owashi in the 2nd Round because it is a Disaster-BOX reunion. When Owashi beat Mizuki Watase the match before (with the Diving Body Press he hasn’t done in years), Owashi simply said “HARASHIMA, I’m waiting” on the microphone.

The show opened up with an unexpected result when Akito defeated KUDO. Akito ducked the Buzzsaw Kick and put KUDO in an Anklelock. Akito then positioned himself on top of KUDO and pinned him for three. Akito said KUDO can now spend his time concentrating on his restaurant.

The 2nd Round matches on 4th August are Akito Vs Keisuke Ishii, Mike Bailey Vs Shunma Katsumata, Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao, Toru Owashi Vs HARASHIMA, MAO Vs Masahiro Takanashi, Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki and Tanomusaku Toba Vs Kazuki Hirata.

Konosuke Takeshita greeted the audience at the start of the show. He revealed he dislocated his right shoulder at the Fukuyama show last Saturday and will be taking time off to recover. He does not need to go under surgery so he hopes to return in two to three months time. As a result of this the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles held by ALL OUT have been vacated.


12 Shows In 11 Days

July 26, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMONOURA~”, 28/07/2018
Fukuyama Big Rose

1. 3 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Antonio Honda Vs Facade
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
3. KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Lowther Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs HARASHIMA, Mike Bailey & MAO
6. Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Iino
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao

Injuries to Kota Umeda and Daiki Shimomura leads to some changes on the undercard.

DDT “SHIGEHIRO IRIE DEBUT 10TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL TACHIMUKAU ~PROOF OF MAD BLOOMING HUMAN~”, 29/07/2018
Osaka Taisho Hall

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie & Alex Ace Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda, Akito & Makoto Oishi
2. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs HARASHIMA, Gurukun Mask & Rekka
4. 4 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs Jason Kincaid & Facade
5. Mizuki Watase Vs Kengo Takai
6. Konosuke Takeshita & HUB Vs Daisuke Harada & Kazuaki Mihara
7. Shigehiro Irie 10th Anniversary Memorial Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao

Shigehiro Irie is getting his wish to defend the KO-D Openweight Title in America. Next week he is travelling to Dayton, Ohio to compete in Rockstar Pro Wrestling. On 1st August, Irie is putting the title on the line in a 3 Way Match against Trey Miguel and Jake Crist. Due to this tour, Irie will miss the entire Beer Garden series happening back in Japan.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 30/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match ~ Crocodile Death Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
1. Soma Takao Produce DAMNATION New Member Assessment Match: Soma Takao & Shota Vs PSYCHO & CHANGO
2. DAMNATION Vs Metal Family!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
3. Shuji Ishikawa & Kohei Sato Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Iino
4. DAMNATION Vs NOBUNATION! – Scramble Bunkhouse 10-Man Tornado Tag Death Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani, X, X, X & X

All five members of DAMNATION are ready to step up to whatever the rebellious Nobuhiro Shimatani will throw at them.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 1ST ROUND”, 31/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1A: KUDO Vs Akito
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1B: Gota Ihashi Vs Keisuke Ishii
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1C: Mike Bailey Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1D: Shunma Katsumata Vs Alex Ace
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1E: Hoshitango Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1F: Yuki Iino Vs Some Takao
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1G: Toru Owashi Vs Mizuki Watase
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1H: Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA
9. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1I: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
10. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1J: Saki Akai Vs Masahiro Takanashi
11. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1K: Tetsuya Endo Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
12. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1L: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazusada Higuchi
13. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1M: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Antonio Honda
14. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1N: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Jason Kincaid
15. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1O: Yuki Ueno Vs Tanomusaku Toba
16. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1P: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Shimomura injured his left MCL and will be out of action for a while. Saki Akai replaces him in the King Of DDT tournament.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~SHUTEN-DOJI & HARASHIMA DAY~”, 01/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Gatoh Move: Sakisama, Martha & Yoshikosama Vs Emi Sakura, Riho & Mei Suruga
2. Shuten-dōji Vs Hebikai Tensai!: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs JARASHIMA, Hoshihebi & Kazusada Jaguchi (w/ Poison Sawada JULIE)
3. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Danshoku Dieno Vs Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei & Gorgeous Matsuno

Former KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions return to DDT. The Brahman Brothers always make a mess and Gorgeous Matsuno likes to join in.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DANSHOKU DIENO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 02/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Today’s Gruelling Under Match ~ Terrible Gruesomeness: Hisaya Imabayashi Vs Tetsuya Koda
1. Warming Up Muscle: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Antonio Honda Vs Choun-Shiryu Vs Pedro Takashi Vs Yasu Urano Vs X
2. Our Lariat Pro Wrestling ’18: Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Rekka Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yumehito Imanari
3. The Usual Sandman Match: X Vs X

DDT is warning all visitors to bring towels and a change of clothes because a lot of food and beer will be thrown around during The Sandman match.

Almost one year ago Hisaya Imabayashi (then Amon Tsurumi) and Tetsuya Koda had a match to determine if Imabayashi could keep his job as the DDT General Manager. Koda won that battle but Imabayashi was able to stick around. No is time for the rematch! Imabayashi is representing his local theatre group. Koda is representing the Hello Project Official Fan Club (his membership number is 022-058729).

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 03/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match ~ Trans-Am ★ Yoga Classroom: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs X
1. Matsunaga Formula Drunk Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs X
2. Triple Main Event – ??? Rules: Shunma Katsumata Vs Violento Jack
3. Triple Main Event: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kuishinbo Kamen
4. Triple Main Event: Akito Vs Isami Kodaka

An excellent choice by Akito.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~TOKYO JOSHI PRO DAY~”, 04/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1A: Reika Saiki & Miu Vs Yuu & Yuki Kamifuku
2. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1B: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Raku
3. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1C: Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Yuna Manase & Hinano
4. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1D: Hikari & Yuki Aino Vs Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito
5. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Semi-Final: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
6. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Semi-Final: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
7. Sakisama & Martha Vs Azusa Christie & Yukio Saint Laurent
8. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Final: X & X Vs X & X

Every tournament match in the 1st Round and semi-finals have a 10 minute time limit. If a match ends in a draw then sudden death will be determined by a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The winning team will be rewarded with a one night trip to Karuizawa in Nagano.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 2ND ROUND”, 04/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1I Vs Winner Of Match 1J
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1K Vs Winner Of Match 1L
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1M Vs Winner Of Match 1N
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1O Vs Winner Of Match 1P

The bracket will be reshuffled after this round.

BASARA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~BASARA DAY~”, 05/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle: FUMA, Takumi Tsukamoto, Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs “brother” YASSHI, Kenshin Chikano, Yuki Aoki & Kouhei Kinoshita
2. Rey Paloma Management “Acapulco” Ownership Acquisition Anomaly Battle Royale: Rey Paloma Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs SAGAT Vs Gouma Ryu Vs Best Stretchman V3
3. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle ~ Drunkers Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Shoichi Uchida
4. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle ~ Hardcore Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Gunso & Kabuki Kid
5. DOVE World Title – Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle: Naoki Tanizaki (c) vs Fuminori Abe

Isami Kodaka has really enjoyed doing beer bashes lately.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DDT~”, 05/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. X Vs X

Nothing is announced yet. Past years have featured a fan lottery 6-Man Tag Match involving the main eventers.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #13”, 07/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Kendo Kashin, NOSAWA Rongai & Keisuke Okuda

Kendo Kashin is bringing in a team of IGF wrestlers to challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles. However even he is convinced that they cannot win the championships after watching ALL OUT successfully defend them on Tuesday. He wants a golf style handicap put in place to make up for the skills mismatch. Kashin has requested for the IGF team to also include Sanshiro Takagi, Ken Ohka and Yukinori Matsui to make it a 6 Vs 3 match.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #12” Results

July 24, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #12”, 24/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
240 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie defeated Mizuki Watase with a Crushed La Magistral Cradle (6:07).
0. NO TV Match: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Facade with the Shonenba (7:25).
1. Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Takao pinned Shimatani with the Sorarina (5:01).
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi when Hirata pinned Hona with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (11:16).
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Mike Bailey & MAO defeated HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi, Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi and Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Ueno when Bailey pinned Oishi with the Ultima Weapon (6:35).
4. Loser Loses By Crying Rules: Tenshin Nasukawa defeated Ken Ohka when Nasukawa made Ohka cry.
5. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid defeated Jun Kasai & Daisuke Sasaki when Irie pinned Sasaki with the Beast Bomber (16:02).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata (c) defeated Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako & Cassandra Miyagi when Takeshita pinned Miyagi with the German Suplex (17:33).
*V1 for ALL OUT.

The Sendai Girls brought it to ALL OUT today with a difficult title defence for the champions to overcome. DASH Chisako climbed the entrance gate at the stage and dove onto ALL OUT below. The champions were rattled but recovered enough to fight back. Konosuke Takeshita got to clash with Meiko Satomura yet the finish came down to Takeshita pinning Cassandra Miyagi with the German Suplex.

After the match Takeshita thanked the Sendai Girls for the match. He then told Satomura that he wants to fight the strongest wrestlers be they man or woman. That means he wants to fight her in a singles match some day. When the Girls left, “Sky Walk” suddenly played over the speakers and Kendo Kashin came out. He invited Sanshiro Takagi, Ken Ohka and even Yukinori Matsui to join him in the ring and stand across from ALL OUT. Takeshita asked if this was the next team to challenge them for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Kashin said he will be one of the challengers along with NOSAWA Rongai and Keisuke Okuda. There was no reason for the others to be there. Everyone was confused but Kashin handed everyone a beer and asked for a toast. He then threw the beer at ALL OUT and announced their title match will take place on 7th August.

A fan vote was made to determine a special weapon for the Hardcore Tag Match. The AbemaTV audience overwhelmingly voted for Option D: Nobuhiro Shimatani wrapped in barbed wire. He didn’t enjoy it. Meanwhile it looked like the past problems between Daisuke Sasaki & Jun Kasai were water under the bridge. They gelled together as a team as they brawled with Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid. Cracks began to form when Kasai tried to stab Irie in the head with bamboo skewers but hit Sasaki instead. Later Kasai and Sasaki brought in a board with knife blades sticking out of it. Sasaki placed it on Irie and Kasai went for the Pearl Harbour Splash. Sasaki then thought it would be funny to flip the board over so Kasai landed on the knives! An angry Kasai attacked Sasaki and gave him the Reverse Tiger Driver. Irie grabbed Sasaki and gave him a Fire Thunder through a ladder at ringside. Kincaid hit the Philosopher’s Stomp and Irie hit the Beast Bomber to win the match.

The time finally came for Ken Ohka to get his ass kicked. Tenshin Nasukawa was healthy enough to come in and literally kick Ohka in the ass. But first he wanted a warm up. A dummy with Ken Ohka’s face was brought out and Nasukawa kicked its head off. The challenge for Ohka was to take the kick up the backside and go ten seconds without crying. Nasukawa kicked Ohka, Ohka tried to tough it out but was quickly reduced to tears. Ohka accepted defeat and realises it is another painful lesson for him to learn in order to make pro wrestling a major sport.

With Kota Umeda missing the show due to injury, Makoto Oishi claimed he was now the most exciting person on “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” and the undisputed Mr. Maji Manji. He challenged the other wrestlers in the 4 Way Tag to bring their best to impress him. That backfired when Mike Bailey & MAO did their work to beat him. Oishi’s partner Danshoku Dieno was too busy chasing after Yuki Ueno to stop the pin. MAO credited Oishi’s hard work and Ueno’s support for the victory. Bailey & MAO have a lot of momentum after winning the KO-D Tag Team Titles on Sunday. MAO just wants everyone to ignore the fact they don’t have a team name yet.

Today was Kazuki Hirata’s first proper appearance on Maji Manji so it was the first time the show got to experience the “TOKYO GO” shenanigans.

Nobuhiro Shimatani didn’t want to get covered in barbed wire for the Hardcore Match so he wanted that role to be given to the loser of the opening match he was in. He became that loser anyway.

A draft to determine where the DNA wrestlers will move to when DNA closes down will take place on 14th August.


DDT “TOYOCHO GOLD’S GYM SUPER CENTER GRAND OPENING MEMORIAL MAT PRO WRESTLING” Results

July 16, 2018

DDT “TOYOCHO GOLD’S GYM SUPER CENTER GRAND OPENING MEMORIAL MAT PRO WRESTLING ~MUSCLE IS A LIFETIME CLOTHING~”, 17/07/2018
Tokyo Toyocho Gold’s Gym Super Center 4th Floor

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & HARASHIMA defeated Danshoku Dieno & Kazusada Higuchi, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie and Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when HARASHIMA pinned Matsunaga with the Somato from a trampoline (38:30).

To celebrate the opening of a new Gold’s Gym branch in Toyocho, DDT came along to hold a pro wrestling match inside it. Mad Paulie got in the mood by having the Gold’s Gym logo painted on the back of his head. The match began inside the gymnasium where a mat was supplied for the wrestlers to grapple on. Obviously the wrestling didn’t stay there.

Sanshiro Takagi found a bunch of basketballs and encouraged everyone to turn the match into a game of dodgeball. The children in the crowd joined in by throwing the balls at Danshoku Dieno. Over at the trampoline Tetsuya Endo used it to do a 450 Splash onto Dieno as he laid on the crash pad.

Akito found a kicking pad and used it to guard himself from HARASHIMA’s kicks. Paulie, Kazusada Higuchi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga approached each other in the centre of the floor and had a sumo contest using the Gold’s Gym logo as the ring. Takagi was inspired by a hula hoop to move the match over to the fitness room.

The people already exercising in the room did not expect to see a wrestling match suddenly appear. Matsunaga and Dieno used a squat machine to put Endo in the Danshoku Nightmare. Higuchi and Mad Paulie went for a jog on the running machines.

The wrestlers were surprised to discover that Masaya Takahashi fro Big Japan was there working out. He got involved in the match by Double Chopping Endo while Akito held Endo back.

The match went up to the rooftop where the tennis and futsal courts can be found. Everybody decided to put the match on hold so they could play a game of football instead. After a long 5 minute game that was decided on a penalty shootout, Takagi decided he had enough and went back to fighting. Somehow he attacked his partner HARASHIMA by mistake, probably because they were on opposite teams for football.

Everybody moved back down to the gymnasium to finish off the match by the mat. However Higuchi and Endo fought their way up to the balcony. Higuchi tried to throw Endo over the edge to the crash mat below. Endo held on for dear life but eventually he fell onto the pad.

Higuchi came back down and lifted a wooden platform onto his shoulders to hit his opponents with. Dieno jumped onto a vault block and laid into the Hell Gate position. Both Takagi and Akito were knocked onto the springboard and they bounced into Dieno’s backside. The same happened to HARASHIMA but he hit the Somato on Dieno!

Takagi dragged Matsunaga back to the mat and he gave him the Stunner. HARASHIMA then ran around the gymnasium to build up speed. He charged towards a trampoline and jumped off it to hit a high Somato on Matsunaga for the three count.

Takagi celebrated the win by shooting a basketball into the hoop and bragging about being in his junior high school’s basketball club. He missed the throw. Takagi then went in search of the gym’s manager to find out if the wrestlers got in trouble for today’s match. The manager told him it was ok and he was happy that all of the different rooms got to be involved.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #11” Results

July 10, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #11”, 10/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
220 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Danshoku Dieno defeated Rekka with the Danshoku Driver onto some Beer Cans (4:31).
0. NO TV Match: Akito defeated Yuki Ueno with a Reverse Figure 4 Leg Lock (5:44).
1. Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda defeated Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki when Okuda submitted Iwasaki with the Sleeper Hold (7:45).
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Asuka defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi when Asuka pinned Oishi with the Moonsault (6:49).
3. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie, Sammy Guevara & Facade defeated Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie and Keisuke Ishii, MAO & Daiki Shimomura when Guevara pinned Shimomura with the 630 Splash (8:43).
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal Survival Triathlon Rules: Konosuke Takeshita defeated KUDO (c), Toru Owashi, Masahiro Takanashi, Saki Akai, Nobuhiro Shimatani and Saori Anou (10:00).
4a. Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated KUDO (c) with a School Boy (1:28).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,322nd champion.
4b. Saori Anou defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with the Fisherman Suplex (4:46).
*Saori Anou becomes the 1,323rd champion.
4c. Saki Akai defeated Saori Anou (c) with a Diving Cross Body (7:55).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,324th champion.
4d. Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Saki Akai (c) with an Inside Cradle (8:01).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,325th champion.
4e. Konosuke Takeshita defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster onto the Iron Man Title (9:08).
*Konosuke Takeshita becomes the 1,326th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Akari Suda defeated Konosuke Takeshita (c) by Referee Stoppage with an Octopus Hold (9:07 pm).
*Akari Suda becomes the 1,327th champion.
5. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 4th Match: Dick Togo defeated Kota Umeda with the Modified Cross Facelock (11:12).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Blindfolded Hidden Breasts Death Match: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Antonio Honda when he stripped off Honda’s bra (13:42).
*V3 for HARASHIMA.

Maybe it was skill or maybe it was blind luck but HARASHIMA defeated Antonio Honda in the Blindfold & Bra Match. At one point Honda rolled out of the ring and HARASHIMA tried to chase after him. Honda pulled the shirts off of Yuki Iino and Nobuhiro Shimatani when they stood too close to him. They were both wearing bras underneath even though it wasn’t mandatory for them to do so. Back in the ring Honda applied an Octopus Hold to HARASHIMA and succeeded in unhooking his bra. HARASHIMA defended himself well so Honda rolled him into a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch. That was a grave mistake because the positioning allowed HARASHIMA to unhook Honda’s bra and strip it right off him by kicking out of the hold, resulting in a victory for HARASHIMA! After the match he said he hasn’t decided on the next challenger for the DDT Extreme Title. For now his focus is on winning the KO-D Openweight Title from Shigehiro Irie on 22nd July!

Another good effort from Kota Umeda that just wasn’t enough in his latest match of the Mad Dog Trials. Dick Togo’s ring awareness allowed him to trap Umeda in the Cross Facelock several times. The one that made Umeda finally tap out was transitioned into a modified version of the move that looks similar to the Dick Killer. Togo thinks Umeda can still grow into becoming the so called “Mad Dog” that he claims to be but for now he is still in the stage where he should be establishing a style for himself. His advice to Umeda is to wrestle more and more because pro wrestling is more than a career, it’s an experience.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title was up for grabs in a 10 minute long Battle Royal. The champion KUDO had Masahiro Takanashi fighting by his side against the rest of the field but the chaos was too much to handle. Nobuhiro Shimatani found his moment to strike and he pinned KUDO with a School Boy to win the title. Everyone ganged up on him until Saori Anou found her spot to win the belt with a Fisherman Suplex. KUDO had a change of heart and decided to protect Anou by fending off those who attacked her including including his friends Takanashi and Saki Akai. Anou didn’t appreciate KUDO’s aid and she kicked him out of the ring. She got into a back and forth with Akai until Akai pinned her with a Diving Cross Body. Shimatani got the title back with a Small Package with two minutes left to go. Konosuke Takeshita made his presence felt by giving Shimatani a Brainbuster onto the title belt. Takeshita got the pin and stayed as champion for the final minute of the match.

The Battle Royal was over but there were still people who wanted the Iron Man Title. Yuki Iino tried to pin Takeshita with a School Boy outside the ring but he kicked out. Danshoku Dieno then ran out and gave Takeshita the Lip Lock in the ring. He went for the pin but Sanshiro Takagi suddenly broke it up by throwing a chair at Dieno! Takagi invited this week’s special guest Akari Suda from SKE48 down to the ring so she can become the champion! Yukinori Matsui was against the idea but immediately changed his mind when Suda shook his hand. Takagi gave Takeshita a Stunner then Suda locked him into the Ocotpus Hold, the dreaded finishing move of World Idol Pro Wrestling star Octopus Suda! Takeshita clearly did not give up but Matsui ruled he was knocked out and rewarded the Iron Man Title to Suda! Takagi warned Suda that she may be attacked by people who want the championship at any time. Suda asked Takagi if he can protect her if that is the case.

The 3 Way Trios match wasn’t held under Hardcore rules but MAO still used a plastic toy hammer on some of his opponents during the match. Sammy Guevara and Facade ran circles around the rest of the participants and floored them all with dives out of the ring. Guevara then finished off Daiki Shimomura with the 630 Splash to give Irie-gun the victory. Tetsuya Endo wants MAO to know that their KO-D Tag Team Titles match on 22nd July won’t be a Hardcore match so he better leave the weapons at home. Mad Paulie stole some pictures of Facade from the merch stand. Endo scolded Paulie until he found a picture of Saori Anou among them.

The BIG LOVE between Daisuke Sasaki and Asuka is strong for the most part. Well there was that moment when Sasaki accidentally hit Asuka with a Clothesline but that honestly was an accident. Asuka recovered and countered Makoto Oishi’s Miracle Ecstasy into a Choke Slam of her own. She then pinned Oishi with the Moonsault. Sasaki begged Asuka to forgive him after the match. What he did was the biggest tragedy of this century and he promised to never do it again. Asuka said “BIG LOVE!” to Sasaki and they hugged. When asked about their upcoming singles match against each other at Korakuen Hall, Sasaki told everyone to look forward to it because they will show love to each other in the ring.

With the future of DNA up in the air, the Naomi Kingdom are looking to the future and it involves finishing off their rivals on the final show. Keisuke Okuda doesn’t care where they end up because he isn’t afraid of anything. If all of the juniors below him have fear then they should stop wrestling. Naomi Yoshimura wants to take down Yuki Ueno once and for all before DNA is done. After that he will be free to do what he wants whether it is in DDT, DNA or anywhere else in the company.

Akito’s submission skills got him out of a jam. He reversed a Figure 4 Leg Lock from Yuki Ueno to grab the victory.

Danshoku Dieno didn’t let his one show suspension from the main Maji Manji card let him down. He came out for his dark match with cans of beer ready to get the crowd fired up! He was also drinking to promote the Beer Garden shows taking place in August. He invited Rekka to join in the fun and they both wrestled while drinking. It got a bit out of control when they spat beer with each other and used the beer cans as weapons.