DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DDT~” Results

July 30, 2017

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DDT~”, 30/07/2017
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Sakaguchi submitted Oishi with the Cobra Clutch (7:28).
2. That Man Finally Came Back! Kazuki Hirata Triumphant Ultraman Chanko Special 6 Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & MAO defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Ishii pinned Hirata with a Running Knee Attack (10:59).
3. Shigehiro Irie defeated Rekka with the Beast Bomber (10:07).
4. Blindfold Hidden Breast 3 Way Death Match: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Antonio Honda and Nobuhiro Shimatani when Takanashi stripped off Honda’s bra (12:06).
5. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when HARASHIMA pinned Iwasaki with the Somato (15:34).
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego when Endo pinned Diego with the Shooting Star Press (16:42).

Kanpai! This year’s Beer Garden series began with an explosive start from DDT. More matches and drama were made for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” at Sumo Hall. In the main event, DAMNATION were victorious over ALL OUT in a highly tense match-up. This was a preview of both Konosuke Takeshita Vs Tetsuya Endo and Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki with some Diego and Mad Paulie thrown in for good measure. Endo took out both Takeshita & Diego with the Springboard Overhead Kick then pinned Diego with the Shooting Star Press. After the match Sasaki played nice and offered a handshake to ALL OUT. Even Endo was confused by Sasaki’s sudden nice behaviour. Endo shook Takeshita’s hand but held on tight. He then kicked Takeshita and the rest of DAMNATION attacked ALL OUT. Endo yelled “Wrestling is not fighting” at Takeshita while Sasaki brought out a pair of scissors and cut off pieces of Diego’s hair! Sasaki was in the middle of saying his catchphrase when Takeshita grabbed him from behind and gave him a German Suplex. DAMNATION fled out of the ring. Both Takeshita and Akito swore they will get their revenge at Sumo Hall. Diego was the calm one of the three and assured the others he was okay. He asked both of them to win their matches at Sumo Hall. But today, let’s forget about DAMNATION’s disgusting actions by drinking some delicious alcohol!

Kazusada Higuchi provoked HARASHIMA with a muscular pose after their tag match.

Movement was slow in the 3 Way Blindfold Match. Antonio Honda, Masahiro Takanashi and Nobuhiro Shimatani all had to wrestle blindfolded while also wearing bras. The first person to strip off an opponent’s bra would be declared the winner. Honda told his “Gon, The Little Fox” story but missed all of his sneak attacks afterward. The three of them wandered outside the ring and were all nearly counted out. Back in the ring, Takanashi thought the referee was one of his opponents so he tried to give him the Takatonic. He slid off the ref and bumped into Honda’s back. Takanashi then pulled off Honda’s bra to win the match.

Nobody really wanted to wait for Kazuki Hirata to make his entrance before Match #2 could begin. Hirata pleaded to everyone to let him have his entrance because it’s been so long since he last did it. The song played but everyone else ignored it and began the match. Danshoku Dino then grabbed Hirata and fought with him through the crowd. Dino’s attention was then grabbed by Sanshiro Takagi when Takagi used the Danshoku Nightmare on Keisuke Ishii to taunt Dino. Hirata put on his Hirata Go! glasses and got to dance again until Dino put him in the Lip Lock. Ishii then hit a Running Knee Attack for the victory. Takagi told Hirata after the match that nothing about him has changed in the last three months. He’s still using the same song they are not allowed to use on DDT UNIVERSE. Maybe the reason he can’t become strong is because his power up music gets muted every time he appears on DDT UNIVERSE! But there’s a way around this. DDT can make a substitute song to “TOKYO GO!” but they’ll need somebody to do the vocals. John Robinson isn’t going to do it so Hirata should! Takagi is giving Hirata the rest of the week to study English, record the perfect cover of “TOKYO GO!” and make the song his own! Hirata is expected to present his song on the final day of Beer Garden.

Takagi’s day wasn’t over. He still had Dino to deal with. They will fight each other at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” to celebrate 20 years of DDT. But Dino wants something out of it. Takagi has done a good job running DDT not just this year but for all 20 years. But what would it be like if Dino was in charge? Dino wants full authority over all of DDT’s decisions if he beats Takagi at Sumo Hall! Takagi considered it and came up with a demand of his own. If Takagi wins the Dino will have to go find a romantic partner and get married! Takagi revealed that Dino’s mother spoke to him recently. She doesn’t want her son to be single at 40 years old. She wants Takagi to help her find another gay wrestler for Dino to marry. Dino accepted the decision. After all, DDT has always been the place where Dino decides the most important things in his life. The risk is worth the reward of rewriting DDT in his own image. But a match of this calibur cannot be a normal singles match. Dino brought up the Weapon Rumble rule. It is the match that best symbolises DDT and it hasn’t been done in years. They both agreed. Takagi Vs Dino at Sumo Hall is now a Weapon Rumble Match. If Dino wins he takes over DDT but if Takagi wins, Dino must get married!

Dave Crist introduced himself to the DDT fans after the intermission. He thanked DDT for bringing him back to the beautiful country of Japan. Nobuhiro Shimatani, still wearing his bra from the earlier blindfold match, didn’t take kindly to Crist and attacked him. Crist knocked Shimatani out with his finishing move, the Square & Compass.

The first round draw was held for the DNA Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 tournament being held this Saturday. All entrants were in attendance except for Dai Suzuki who was still recovering from the mystery biker attack last week. The mystery biker made his appearance again here and this time attacked MAO with a chair! The first round matches are Mizuki Watase Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Naomi Yoshimura Vs Dai Suzuki, Diego Vs Yuki Ueno and Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO.


DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 4 ~NEVER COME~” Results

July 16, 2017

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 4 ~NEVER COME~”, 16/07/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2
829 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Battle Royal – Winner Becomes GM For One Day: Saki Akai defeated Hirata Collection A.T. and Joey Ryan by Ring Out (10:12).
Order Of Elimination: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kengo Takai, Shoichi Uchida, Kouki Iwasaki, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Hirata Collection A.T. and Joey Ryan.
2. Shuten-dōji Vs DNA OSAKA: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when KUDO pinned Ueno with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:13).
3. Yuni’s Enclosing Network: Makoto Oishi, Jun Kasai & Yuni defeated Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Atsushi Maruyama when Yuni pinned Sasadango with the 2nd Rope Sky Twister Press (7:12).
4. Ikemen Master Combination Vs ALL OUT: Keisuke Ishii & Kaz Hayashi defeated Akito & Diego when Ishii pinned Diego with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (8:46).
5. Craftsman – Special Single Match: HUB defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Poisonous Wavecloth Bomber (10:53).
6. I Am Coming From A Distant Place, I Cannot Wait Again – Special 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda defeated Kikutaro and Kuishinbo Kamen when Honda submitted Kikutaro with a Crab Hold (14:50).
7. Wrestling Hunters Vs DAMNATION ~ Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Dick Togo & Mike Bailey when Sasaki submitted Bailey with La Mistica Cross Facelock (17:23).
8. Triple Crown Giant Vs DNA-gun ~ Super Heavy Special Single Match: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Splash Mountain (13:37).
9. Osaka Wrestling School Vs Kishiwada Gurentai – Challenge to Yukinobu ~ Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie defeated “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo when Takeshita pinned Buffalo with the Cross-Arm German Suplex (25:22).

DDT’s tribute to Osaka wrestling was headlined by their two top wrestlers from the region taking on two legendary figures. When Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie got a match against Magnitude Kishiwada and Buffalo they wanted them in their original Osaka Pro forms, “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo. They got their wish and their opponents made it clear they weren’t going to play nice. MA-G-MA & Buffalo attacked the DDT team the moment the bell rang. MA-G-MA put Takeshita through a table outside the ring with a Diving Body Press. However the tables turned when MA-G-MA accidentally Clotheslined Buffalo. Irie flattened Buffalo with a Running Cannonball into the corner. MA-G-MA did what he could to save Buffalo but soon ran out of chances. Takeshita then hit the Cross-Arm German Suplex to seal the victory.

Before the Osaka team left, MA-G-MA appealed to Takeshita for a singles match some day down the line. Takeshita and Irie showed admiration for their opponents and said it is now their own era of pro wrestling. When Takeshita was finished, Naomi Yoshimura came down to the ring to grab his attention. He said Takeshita forgot about someone. Yoshimura then went back to the entrance and brought out Takeshita’s mother, Keiko Takeshita! Yoshimura said he was stealing Keiko so her son won’t be able to eat any meals when he comes home. Keiko didn’t seem to mind because she was busy waving to the audience as they were chanting her name. Takeshita was annoyed but he can still protect his KO-D Openweight Title so please continue to support him. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi closed out the show by singing “A Woman Born Is Osaka”.

Big men doing big moves was the theme of the other main event. Kazusada Higuchi stepped up to Shuji Ishikawa and wasn’t intimidated by the Triple Crown Champion. Back Drops, Lariats and even the Doctor Bomb could not win the match for Higuchi. Instead Ishikawa cut him off with a Knee Lift, a Sliding D, the Fire Thunder and then the Splash Mountain to finish it.

Dick Togo and Mad Paulie continued to fight each other at the end of the Wrestling Hunters Vs DAMNATION match. The rest of DAMNATION had to pull Paulie away from Togo. Save that energy for the Paulie Joshi, buddy.

Antonio Honda had the opportunity to join in with Kikutaro and Kuishinbo Kamen’s famous wrestling exchanges but was struck with anxiety. He was up all of last night thinking of “Gon, The Little Fox” as usual. This annoyed his opponents so they decided to fight Honda two on one with some nonsense along the way. Kikutaro tired himself out and Honda easily submitted him with a Crab Hold to win. Honda thanked both of his opponents for the match. Kikutaro said he would like to do it again whenever the cost of his flights from and to Nevada are cheap.

In a moment of true villainy, Super Sasadango Machine rummaged through Yuni’s carry case before their trios match. Inside he found the kid’s fidget spinner and he stole it! Sasadango taunted Yuni by playing with the spinner in the ring then challenged him to take it back with his strength. To make it worse, Sasadango then stuffed the spinner down the front of Danshoku Dino’s tights. Yuni got help from Makoto Oishi and Jun Kasai to beat Dino, Sasadango & Atsushi Maruyama. Oishi gave Sasadango a Stunner, Kasai then hit the Pearl Harbour Splash and Yuni got the pin with the Sky Twister Press from the 2nd turnbuckle. After the match Kasai reached into Dino’s tights, pulled out the spinner and gave it back to Yuni.

There was a problem about the Battle Royal that needed to be solved. The original plan was for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Championship to be defended in the match but the current champion Maho Kurone was nowhere to be found. Yukinori Matsui told Amon Tsurumi that there needed to be a prize to motivate the contestants. Tsurumi thought about it and came up with an idea. He took off his afro and handed it over to Matsui. You see, the afro represents the power held by the DDT General Manager. Tsurumi announced that the winner will become the GM for one day. This will allow the winner to make any match or personal request that they desire. Saki Akai won the Battle Royal without eliminating anybody. She was tied up into a ball by Hirata Collection A.T. and left alone afterwards. Hirata and Joey Ryan were the last wrestlers left fighting and they eliminated each other so Akai was declared the winner. After Tsurumi freed her, he gave her the afro and asked her not to throw it away because she will have to wear it on the day she becomes the GM.

Shunma Katsumata & MAO recorded a message for the DDT fans while they were away competing in the NOAH Jr. Tag League. Unfortunately the audio was indecipherable because there was a strong wind while they were recording outdoors.


DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~EARLY SUMMER~” Results

July 15, 2017

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~EARLY SUMMER~”, 15/07/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall
246 Fans – No Vacancy

Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Maho Kurone defeated Joey Ryan (c) with a School Boy (5:40 pm).
*Maho Kurone becomes the 1,260th(?) champion.
1. Match To Verify If Hira-Colle is Hirata Or Hirata: Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi defeated Hirata Collection A.T. & Gorgeous Matsuno when Owashi pinned Hirata with La Magistral Cradle (7:33).
2. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Shigehiro Irie & Rekka when KUDO pinned Rekka with the Diving Double Knee Drop (6:36).
3. 3 Way Match: Akito defeated Daisuke Sasaki and Joey Ryan when Akito submitted Ryan with the Scorpion Lock (11:00).
4. HARASHIMA & Mizuki Watase defeated Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi when HARASHIMA pinned Oishi with the Somato (11:38).
5. Crazy Gold Wolf Vs Gon, The Little Fox: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Antonio Honda with the Right Knee Of God (7:56).
6. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Paulie pinned Iwasaki with the Reverse Splash (11:14).
7. ‘Hama Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Mike Bailey defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Diego when Bailey pinned Diego with the Ultima Weapon (16:50).

Keisuke Ishii continues to build momentum against Konosuke Takeshita and he’s doing it without the need for the Final Cut yet. Ishii gave Takeshita the Double Arm DDT on the floor outside the ring while Mike Bailey pinned Diego with the Ultima Weapon. Afterwards Ishii described Takeshita as a wonderful champion. But Ishii needs the KO-D Openweight Title to give the second half of his 2017 meaning.

Tetsua Endo mocked Kazusada Higuchi’s body after DAMNATION won their tag match. Endo said Higuchi has the body of a former sumo wrestler and he should be more like Mad Paulie if he wants to be strong. Paulie eats ramen three times a day to get his stoic body. Endo then announced on 23rd July he will help Paulie establish the Paulie Joshi club. It’s like Sumo Joshi clubs where women love sumo but this one is for women who love Paulie. It is Endo’s dream to buy an uninhabited island for Paulie and the Paulie Joshi to live in paradise. He may even use his King Of DDT winnings to pay for it.

Yukio Sakaguchi did everything he could to physically stop Antonio Honda from reciting “Gon, The Little Fox”. Every time Honda began to tell the tale, Sakaguchi kicked him. Honda agreed he would tell a different story instead like Snow White but it was obvious he was still trying to do “Gon, The Little Fox”. Sakaguchi ended up winning the match. He said it was fun, it’s just that he is tired of Honda telling the same story over and over. He already told it three times today!

Mizuki Watase replaced Soma Takao in Match #4. Takao had to be taken off the show when he became ill with cellulitis. HARASHIMA was pleased with the results as he and Watase beat Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi. But with Sumo Hall on the horizon HARASHIMA is looking into what he can do on the show. He hasn’t given up on the possibility that he can still be in the main event somehow. He has two choices ahead of him. Do something for himself or do something for DDT. He has an idea to something for himself.

Joey Ryan went into the 3 Way Match without the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title because he lost it to Maho Kurone earlier in the show (more on that later). Akito won the match by submitting Joey but now had no prize to claim. Daisuke Sasaki gave Akito his DDT Extreme Title belt and left the ring, like he did the last time Akito won a match over him. Akito would have kept the belt but Nobuhiro Shimatani took it off him and ran backstage to give it back to Sasaki. Akito is now left wondering how the hell do championships work in this company? Once he figures it out, he’s hoping to enter Sumo Hall with a title over his shoulder.

The 2 Vs 1 Handicap Match was turned into a normal tag team bout when Gorgeous Matsuno asked to team with Hirata Collection A.T. Matsuno hadn’t wrestled in DDT since “JUDGEMENT 2017” in March and he grew tired of waiting for his next booking. Everyone wanted to know Hirata’s true identity. And I mean everyone because they all entered the ring to gang up and stomp on Hirata. After the match, Sanshiro Takagi came to a conclusion. Hirata Collection A.T. is… not Kazuki Hirata! Why? Because Hirata Collection A.T. cannot wrestle to save his life. Matsuno didn’t care about this nonsense. He wanted to know when DDT will book him again. Takagi asked the audience if they wanted to see Matsuno again. They cheered. Takagi then announced that at Korakuen Hall on 23rd July, Hirata Collection A.T. will have to win his match or else he will be deported! Also Matsuno won’t be on the show. Danshoku Dino convinced Takagi to change his mind and add Matsuno to Hirata’s match. Now if Hirata’s team loses then both Hirata and Matsuno will be deported out of Japan!

Before the first match began, Joey Ryan wanted to send a message to Daisuke Sasaki so he went to the ring and had Antonio Honda translate for him. Joey mentioned he was attacked by a zombie girl at Tokyo Joshi Pro earlier in the day but this is a DDT show so he isn’t worried about bumping into her again. As he was saying this, Maho Kurone snuck into the ring with a severed arm and a referee. She tapped Joey’s shoulder with the arm to get his attention. When Joey turned around he tried to defend himself by grabbing the severed arm and making it grab his crotch. However Kurone let go of the arm and pinned Joey with a School Boy to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title! Joey ran off with the severed hand still grabbing his crotch while Honda finished up the opening call.

Takeshita opened the show by promoting the upcoming “HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES 2017” but he was interrupted by Naomi Yoshimura as usual. Yoshimura claimed he had stolen Takaeshita’s power blocks and this time he got the correct ones. He brought them out and to Takeshita’s surprise they really were his blocks. Amon Tsurumi asked Yoshimura when he will finally use his Right To Challenge Contract to cash for the KO-D Title shot. Yoshimura said he wants to do it in a venue that can fill 10,000 people where he can humiliate Takeshita the most, so Sumo Hall on 20th August. Tsurumi had some bad news for Yoshimura. The Right To Challenge contract will expire after the Beer Garden series finale on 5th August. That’s before Sumo Hall! Yoshimura was taken aback but then acted like he knew that all along. He’ll cash in on 3rd August or 5th August or whatever date Tsurumi said it expires. Yoshimura was in such a hurry to leave ringside that he left behind Takeshita’s power blocks for Takeshita to take back.


DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2017 FINAL ROUND” Results

June 25, 2017

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 25/06/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,333 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Danny Duggan & Daiki Shimomura when Iwasaki pinned Shimomura with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (7:10).
1. Rocky’s Departure! Special 6-Man Tag Match “Friendship Of The Fire”: Rocky Kawamura, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda defeated Toru Owashi, Hirata Collection A.T. & Soma Takao when Kawamura pinned Hirata with an Uppercut (7:00).
2. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: HARASHIMA defeated Shigehiro Irie with a Crucifix Pin (2:47).
3. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo defeated Akito with a Roll Up (11:30).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) when Takanashi pinned Oishi with the Takatonic (7:12).
*NωA fails in V4. Shuten-dōji becomes the 30th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. Pro Wrestling Version Of “Honnō-ji Incident” 1 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Sanshiro Takagi defeated Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka when Takagi pinned Machine with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (7:50).
6. Kaz Hayashi & Keisuke Ishii defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie when Ishii pinned Paulie with the Kneel Kick (11:10).
*Keisuke Ishii wins Mad Paulie’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
7. Mike Bailey & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Diego when Bailey pinned Diego after the Ultima Weapon and Canadian Backbreaker Combo (12:02).
8. King Of DDT 2017 – Final: Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA with the Shooting Star Press (22:08).

Tetsuya Endo is the 2017 King Of DDT winner! His knees are probably killing him after today’s show but it was worth it. Endo defeated HARASHIMA in the final, overcoming the odds against a fresher and more experienced opponent after the semi-finals. Endo’s knees were not in 100% condition when the main event began so they were the target of HARASHIMA’s offence. Despite the disadvantage, Endo still pulled out his big moves. He prevented HARASHIMA from hitting the Firebird Splash so he could do Tetsuya In The Sky With Diamonds instead. He later put all his might into the Torture Rack Bomb. That placed HARASHIMA in the perfect position for the match winning Shooting Star Press.

Endo was rewarded with a 1,000,000 yen prize as well as the main event spot for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” in August. Daisuke Sasaki puts his faith in Endo to win the KO-D Openweight Title at that show. Sasaki said he lives his life thinking he could die at anytime but he swears he won’t die until Endo wins the title at Sumo Hall! The crowd chanted Endo’s name and he tried to shrug them off. He claims he is not interested in main eventing Sumo Hall and winning the KO-D Title there. But he then reconsidered his opinion. He’s been through a lot this year so he realises that he can’t complain about the opportunity. He’ll main event Sumo Hall after all!

The reason Endo went into the final with bad knees is all because of Akito. They fought in the semi-final where Akito used his arsenal of submissions to wear down Endo’s legs. Things looked bad for Endo when he missed a Swan Dive Kneel Kick and fell into an Anklelock. Akito then turned it into a Figure 4 Leg Lock with the intent of turning it into his Perfect version of the move. Endo fought his way on top of Akito and suddenly pinned him for the surprise three count. Akito said in his post match interview that he never expected the match to end that way. He realises that only focusing on Akito’s legs could have been a mistake. On the other hand, Akito also wonders that maybe Endo is just the better wrestler and is good enough to become the ace of DDT.

The other semi-final was a highly anticipated match between HARASHIMA and Shigehiro Irie. The two are no strangers to each other, having had five singles matches previously. HARASHIMA had won every single bout so Irie went in determined to finally beat his rival. Shockingly, HARASHIMA pinned Irie in under three minutes with a Crucifix Pin! In a flashback to their match from Christmas Day last year, Irie tried to Power Bomb HARASHIMA onto the apron. HARASHIMA avoided that and brought the match back into the ring where they rushed into a wild series of missed Enzuigiris and Beast Bombers. After that HARASHIMA hooked Irie into the Crucifix Pin and to the surprise of everyone that was enough. Irie knew what had happened and immediately left the ring in anger.

Mike Bailey is becoming ever more smug in his attempts to show sportsmanship to Konosuke Takeshita. He enthusiastically applauded Takeshita during their tag match. Then after he knocked out Diego, Bailey taunted Takeshita by dragging Diego over and pretending he was trying to tag out. Takeshita was left fighting a 2-on-1 disadvantage until Diego recovered. Unfortunately Diego was put away with a painful combination of the Canadian Backbreaker from Kazusada Higuchi followed by the Ultima Weapon by Bailey while Diego was still held in the air.

A happy Bailey told Takeshita after the match that he wants to fight him every week, even if he was the eternal challenger and Takeshita was the eternal champion. But Bailey then said he will win their KO-D Title match in Shinjuku so maybe that means he will be the eternal champion and Takeshita the eternal challenger instead. Takeshita saw the funny side and joked with Bailey until Keisuke Ishii stepped into the ring with his newly won Right To Challenge Contract. Ishii said he will cash in his title shot on 23rd July, a show that takes place weeks after Takeshita Vs Bailey. Ishii stared at Takeshita until Bailey stepped right up to his face. Takeshita got both of their attention by saying today’s main event will determine one half of the Sumo Hall main event. He will be standing on the other side of the ring as the champion and neither Bailey, Ishii or Naomi Yoshimura will stop him!

Keisuke Ishii is back on track and he has Kaz Hayashi to thank for that. The two defeated DAMNATION with Ishii pinning Mad Paulie. As a bonus, Ishii now has a Right To Challenge contract and as mentioned above, he was quick to decide when to use it. Hayashi noticed that Ishii used the Final Cut during the match. He’s alright with Ishii borrowing the move but he should practice it with him first so it can be done better.

The trio of Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine and Ken Ohka sent a threatening video to Sanshiro Takagi before their 3 Vs 1 match. Dino warned Takagi that Ohka isn’t the only person in the company who holds a grudge against him, there are more who will betray him tonight! Ohka wants to tell Takagi what he thinks of him but instead he will let the hat on his head say it. He then showed off a baseball cap on his head with the word “FUCK” written on it. When the match began Takagi had little trouble fighting off his three opponents. But when he ran to the ropes the first betrayal happened. Hirata Collection A.T. tripped Takagi, gave him the middle fingers then began stomping on him. Ohka missed a Spear which allowed Takagi to fight back and give Hirata the Stunner. Takagi pinned Sasadango after the Spicolli Driver but Yukinori Matsui stopped counting after two. Matsui was the next betrayer! Takagi gave him a Stunner then tried to pin Dino. Daisuke Kiso ran down and counted but he also stopped at two. He is also betraying Takagi! So Takagi gave him a Stunner too. Amon Tsurumi ran down to the ring and put on a referee shirt after Takagi gave Sasadango an Avalanche Brainbuster. But he too betrayed Takagi! He survived a Stunner when his afro slipped off but Takagi then gave him a Death Valley Bomb onto Sasadango. More trouble came when Toru Owashi ran in wearing a referee shirt that was too small for him. He briefly paused the pin count but it turned out he was on Takagi’s side and he counted to three.

Takagi won the match to put an end to Ohka’s attempted coup d’etat but he has a coup d’etat of his own to do. He wants a singles match with Dino and he wants it in Korakuen Hall next month. Dino objected. This year is DDT’s 20th year in existence. If a coup of this size is going to happen it should happen on the big stage. Dino Vs Takagi should happen at Sumo Hall! Takagi hesitated to accept the challenge. He said he tries to avoid putting himself in the major singles matches at DDT’s big events. Dino said that he’s been preparing for this match for a long time. Takagi said he’s been prepared for the last 20 years. He accepts the match. Takagi Vs Dino at Sumo Hall to celebrate 20 years of DDT!

The CD release of NωA’s new single is coming out at a bad time because they just lost the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles to Shuten-dōji. KUDO knocked down Makoto Oishi with a Backspin Kick, Yukio Sakaguchi hit an Apron PK to the other NωA members and Masahiro Takanashi gave Oishi the Takatonic to win the belts. NωA are trying to stay positive and hope success at the NOAH Jr. Tag League will see an increase in autographs and CD sales. Meanwhile Shuten-dōji already found out what their plans for Sumo Hall is. They will defend the titles against Dick Togo, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda!

The opening match was The Rockies Vs The Italians, except Soma Takao wanted nothing to do with Hirata Collection A.T.’s shenanigans. Toru Owashi however came out wearing Collection gear and carrying a toy pig on a leash. He looked just as surprised as everyone else. The Rockies all came out wearing boxing gloves and humming along to the Rocky song. Antonio Honda said he spent all night drinking raw eggs then tried to eye poke his opponents. It didn’t work because of the gloves. Honda later intercepted Hirata’s glasses. The Rocky theme played proper when he put them on. The music boost was powerful enough for The Rockies to win the match. Rocky Kawamura yelled “Adrian!” to celebrate.

Both Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Danny Duggan had the back of their wrestling tights pulled down during the dark match. Both of them continued to wrestle with their backsides exposed.

Takaeshita was supposed to start off the show’s opening call but he was interrupted by Naomi Yoshimura. Of course he ran down all of his life problems which he blames Takeshita for then began the next chapter of his story. After his grandmother was arrested and his favourite restaurant had closed down, Yoshimura was alone in the world with absolutely nothing in his possession. Life was so bad he had to resort to thievery everyday. This continued until one day Yoshimura walked past a muscular man carrying a bag of money. He grabbed the bag off of him and ran as fast as he could. He thought he would escape until he saw someone standing ahead of him at the intersection. It was Konosuke Takeshita! Yoshimura was so surprised and enraged at the sight of Takeshita that he stopped in his tracks. The police chasing after him then caught him. Yoshimura thought his life was over until a voice from behind told the police to let him go if he gave back the bag. Yoshimura looked over and saw that the muscular man showing him mercy was Zeus! From that day onwards, Yoshimura trained hard at KING GYM so he could follow Zeus’s path and become a pro wrestler. Zeus, this god-like being, gave Yoshimura’s life meaning while all Takeshita had done was take everything away from him. Not only will he use his Right To Challenge contract to take the KO-D Title away from Takeshita, he will also take everything Takeshita values one by one. First up, the show opening call! Yoshimura smugly yelled “DDT Korakuen Tournament Start!” into the microphone. Takeshita tried asking Yoshimura when he was going to cash in his title shot but his microphone cut off so the intro video could be played.

Two new DNA trainees were introduced. Masato Kamino is 23 years old and from the Nara Prefecture. He is 175cm high, weighs 82kg and trained as a swimmer for 15 years. He will debut in Shinjuku on 5th August. He originally began training at the same time as MAO but an injury held him back. Kamino had considered transitioning into a ring announcing job instead but was determined to debut as a wrestler. Yuki Ino is 22 years old and from Tokyo. He is 178cm high, weighs 120kg and played rugby in Kokushikan University. He had several offers from other sports teams but DDT became interested when they heard he could bench press 205kg, dead lift 300kg and leg press 560kg. Ino said when he played rugby he blew past every opponent that was in front of his eyes. He would like to do the same to all of the best wrestlers. His goal is to win the KO-D Title. He will debut at Sumo Hall.

The show began with a 10 bell tribute to Mr. Pogo who passed away on 23rd June. Pogo once appeared at a DDT Street Wrestling show held in an iron factory back in 2014. He had also made appearances for Union Pro in 2006.

LiLiCo will return to DDT at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017”.

DDT will return to the Delicious Sacas Festival in July for a week long series of free shows. This year’s festival takes place from 24th to 30th July

Dave Crist from Rockstar Pro Wrestling in Ohio, USA will be a part of the Beer Garden shows in August. Irie became good friends with Crist during his American excursions. Irie’s “Space Panda” aesthetic is a shoutout to Crist and his other Ohio buddies.

Rekka Vs MAO will be the main event of DDT’s return to Taiwan on 29th July.


This Weekend’s Cards, Mashimo On Trial, Rocky’s Departure, DDT Vs Osaka

June 9, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 10/06/2017
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii
2. Gay! Sumo Wrestling Idol! Enchanted Tag Match: Danshoku Dino & Toru Owashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
4. Lassera! Aomori Specialty Nebu Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki
5. Anton Trials 1st Battle!: Mad Paulie (140kg) Vs Antonio Honda (100kg)
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Mike Bailey, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase

Mike Bailey, Makoto Oishi and Naomi Yoshimura hold the three remaining Right To Challenge contracts.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 11/06/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase
3. Anton Trials 2nd Battle!: Toru Owashi (110kg) Vs Antonio Honda (100kg)
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao

Bailey has already decided he will cash in his title shot on 2nd July. Yoshimura is plotting on how to cause Konosuke Takeshita the most grief when he cashes in. Oishi is the current wild card of the three since he hasn’t given any hints as to when he wants his title match.

BASARA “VAJRA 38 ~FEAST~ DRINKING PARTY”, 19/06/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tsutomu Oosugi, Best Stretchman V3 & Masaya Takahashi Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Kengo Mashimo
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (4) Vs Yusuke Kubo (4)
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (6) Vs Takato Nakano (0)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (6) Vs FUMA (6)
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka (4) Vs SAGAT (0)

Hercules Senga is taking Kengo Mashimo to court. We’ll find out why Mashimo is being put on trial at the show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RAINY MELODY 2017”, 24/06/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. New And Old Masked Women Showdown!: HARUKAZE Vs Bambi
2. Dai Suzuki Ganbare☆Big Match: Dai Suzuki Vs Chikara
3. Wrestling Experiment Group GUYZ Vs Canadian Wrestling: Shinichiro Wakita Vs Danny Duggan
4. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die! Ganbare The Army Appears!: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter Vs GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs New York Head Hunters: Ken Ohka, Yukihiro Abe & Yumehito Imanari Vs KENSO, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Hollywood GOTA

I predict Ganbare The Army is going to gain more members as the months go by.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 25/06/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito
2. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie
3. Rocky’s Departure! Special 6-Man Tag Match “Friendship Of The Fire”: Rocky Kawamura, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi, Hirata Collection A.T. & Soma Takao
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. King Of DDT 2017 – Final: X Vs X

Later this month Rocky Kawamura, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda will form a team called the Rockies. Kawamura nowadays does a Rocky gimmick, Akai’s father was nicknamed “The Rocky Of Naniwa” during his boxing days and Honda really likes the Rocky movies. Sayaka Obihiro is helping to train them and promises they will turn Korakuen Hall into Philadelphia Hall on the day. When asked to pick their favourite movie in the series, Kawamura said Rocky V. Akai admitted Creed is the only one she’s seen.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DAI SUZUKI DEBUT 4TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE ~TODAY, INEXPERIENCED 2017~”, 08/07/2017
Tochigi Sogo Bunka Center Sub Hall

1. Ganpuro Three Big Single Match ~ Philosopher Of The Fat Vs Philosopher Of The Ring: Yumehito Imanari Vs Yasu Urano
2. Ganbare☆Joshi Vs Actwres girl’Z: HARUKAZE Vs Saori Anou
3. Ganpuro Three Big Single Match ~ Forgotten K Again: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Ganbare The Army Vs New York Head Hunters: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter Vs KENSO & Hollywood GOTA
5. Ganpuro Three Big Single Match ~ Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Naoshi Sano
6. Dai Suzuki Local Triumphant Match: Dai Suzuki & Rekka Vs Shiro Koshinaka & GENTARO

The New York Head Hunters are spreading out to find more opponents. They’re not just interested in fighting the usual Ken Ohka led teams all the time.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 4 ~NEVER COME~”, 16/07/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Shuten-dōji Vs DNA OSAKA: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
2. You Come From Far Away, So Not Have Fun – Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Antonio Honda
3. Craftsman – Special Single Match: Masahiro Takanashi Vs HUB
4. Osaka Wrestling School Vs Kishiwada Gurentai – Challenge to Yukinobu ~ Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie Vs “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo

Magnitude Kishiwada will be wrestling as “Big Boss” MA-G-MA for the first time in 12 years. Buffalo will be Black Buffalo for the first time in 3 years.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~” Results

May 21, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 21/05/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym
509 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Hokkaido Specialty! Abashiri Outdoor Tag Match: Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. when Isaacs submitted Takagi with the Miracle Ass Stretch (10:48).
*Royce Isaacs wins Sanshiro Takagi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
2. Toru Owashi, KUDO & Tomoya defeated Soma Takao, Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when KUDO pinned Oishi with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:33).
3. Keisuke Ishii defeated Koji Yoshida with a Tiger Suplex (8:41).
4. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Endo pinned Takanashi with the Shooting Star Press (9:52).
5. Smile Squash Vs DNA!: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano defeated Kouki Iwasaki & MAO when Urano pinned MAO with the Tombstone Piledriver (14:13).
6. DDT Extreme Title Match – No DQ Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Antonio Honda with La Mistica Cross Facelock (22:53).
*V2 for Daisuke Sasaki.
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles Decision Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Higuchi pinned Akito with a Nodowa Bomb (24:41).
*Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie become the 61st KO-D Tag Team Champions!

A pair of YaroZ are now the KO-D Tag Team Champions! The titles were up for grabs after the champions New No Fear had to vacate the belts because of Yoshihiro Takayama’s cervical injury. The original challengers ALL OUT were now against the team of Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie. ALL OUT’s momentum was cut short when Higuchi countered Akito’s Omoplatta into a Nodowa Bomb for the three count. Nobody was happier with the result than Irie, who hugged Amon Tsurumi when he was presented with the title belt. Konosuke Takeshita tried to sweep away the result by lifting up his KO-D Openweight Title belt to Higuchi but he then shook his hand and left the ring. Irie was quick to ask for the first title defence to take place at a YaroZ show. Tsurumi couldn’t agree to it because he already signed off on their challengers. Higuchi & Irie will defend the titles in Sendai on 11th June against HARASHIMA & Soma Takao. Irie is fine with that because it means he and Higuchi both get to beat up some BOYZ.

The DDT Extreme Title match was No DQ and both Daisuke Sasaki and Antonio Honda took advantage of the stipulation. Hair pulling, closed fist punches, crowd brawling and chair attacks were all on display. Sasaki also had help from Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie. Honda did what he could to fight them off but was beaten down with chair shots from Sasaki. Honda kicked out of the pin after a Diving Elbow with the chair but finally gave up when Sasaki flipped him into the Cross Facelock. Sasaki admitted that his motivation to wrestle has gone away ever since his title defence with Dick Togo. But his match with Honda today has fully ressurected his Charisma! And in even more good news for DAMNATION, Sasaki reported that Shuji Ishikawa won the Triple Crown over at All Japan today!

Yasu Urano suffered a bloody mouth from his match today but it was only a minor setback as he scored the winning pinfall for Smile Squash. Although he is quitting DDT to become a freelancer he promised that Smile Squash will last forever. Soma Takao changed the subject somewhat and asked if he and HARASHIMA should use a new name for their team. He thinks HARASHIMA and Urano are Smile Squash, not HARASHIMA and himself. Takao suggests that they get a new name and go back to Smile Squash whenever Urano comes back to visit DDT.

The latest victims of Royce Isaacs’s Miracle Ass were Sanshiro Takagi’s arm and Hirata Collection A.T.’s glasses. Hirata fainted from shock after witnessing his glasses get snapped in half. That left Isaacs free to damage Takagi’s arm and kept it trapped in his tights while he applied a Cobra Twist. Takagi gave up and Isaacs now has his Right To Challenge Contract.


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 20” Results

May 14, 2017

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 20”, 14/05/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
326 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. defeated Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Hirata submitted MAO with the Hirata Lock (8:13).
2. Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai defeated Mad Paulie & Heidi Katrina when Akai pinned Katrina with the Rookie Award (7:05).
3. Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs Vs Toru Owashi & Shigehiro Irie ended in a No Contest (8:40).
4. Antonio Honda & Keisuke Ishii defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when Honda pinned Sasaki with the Diving Fist Drop (14:59).
5. ALL OUT Vs DNA!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Takeshita pinned Higuchi with the Surprise Rose (13:55).
*Konosuke Takeshita wins Kazusada Higuchi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
6. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Urano pinned Takanashi with the Tombstone Piledriver (22:01).

Yasu Urano is picking up steam on the way to his KO-D Openweight Title shot. Today he scored the victory for Smile Squash over Shuten-dōji. But it was a bitter sweet result for Urano. This was his final match against his longtime friends and rivals as a DDT contracted wrestler. Urano was originally invited by KUDO to wrestle in DDT a decade ago and for that he will always be grateful. He is also inspired by Yukio Sakaguchi who showed him that you are never too old to try something new. Last but not least he respects Masahiro Takanashi for making up for his lack of size and power by working hard on his techniques.

The Right To Challenge Contracts took an unexpected turn when the KO-D Champion himself Konosuke Takeshita got his hands on one. Takeshita used his new Wrist Clutch Fisherman Buster to pin Kazusada Higuchi and take his gauntlet. We found out afterwards that the move is called the Surprise Rose. Akito kept asking Takeshita if he could have the RTC Contract because the champion shouldn’t need it. Takeshita kept telling him no because he knew Akito would just cash it in on him immediately. When that was settled, ALL OUT announced they will be revealing a new member of the team at the 28th May Korakuen Hall show.

Today didn’t go so well for Daisuke Sasaki. He also lost to Antonio Honda for the first time in their current series of matches. Sasaki brought in a chair after a referee bump but Honda stopped him with a Low Blow and the Scorpion Death Drop. Honda then hit the Diving Fist Drop for the finish. If that wasn’t bad enough, Sasaki also went through some women problems earlier in the show. I’ll get to that later.

The International Gay Factory’s antics were so out of control during their match with Toru Owashi & Shigehiro Irie that it ended in a No Contest. Danshoku Dino grabbed the arms of anyone from ringside from referees to wrestlers to even the GM Amon Tsurumi. Dino would grab their arms and use Royce Isaac’s Miracle Ass to break them until NωA came down to stop them. Makoto Oishi told IGF that he cannot forgive them for their actions.

Sasaki was caught red handed doing his fake translations of Heidi Katrina’s promos. After Saki Akai pinned Katrina in their tag match, Akai wanted to put an end to their feud and team up together. This time Tetsuya Koda gave the proper interpretations to Katrina and she was furious to find out Sasaki was lying to her the entire time. Sasaki kicked Koda away but the damage was done and Katrina attacked Sasaki with Akai’s help. She then accepted Akai’s offer to team up.

Masahiro Takanashi attacked Hirata Collection A.T. after the opening match. Sanshiro Takagi decided to join in by stomping his buddy because he felt like it. Takanashi demanded a singles match with Hirata at Korakuen. Amon Tsurumi decided they will get a tag team match instead. Hirata suddenly announced his partner for the match will be Daiki Shimomura’s cousin from Italy. Shimomura didn’t know he has a cousin from Italy. He was even more confused when Hirata said the cousin’s name is Hiranito Collection A.T. but whatever, he’ll go with it.