August 5, 2017
DNA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DNA 35~”, 05/08/2017
1. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: Diego defeated Yuki Ueno with the VHS (6:53).
2. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: MAO defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Chile Driver (5:07).
3. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Dai Suzuki with a Lariat (2:39).
4. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: Mizuki Watase Vs Kouki Iwasaki ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
4a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall: Mizuki Watase defeated Kouki Iwasaki with a Frankensteiner (0:31).
5. Masato Kamino Debut Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani & Daiki Shimomura defeated Rekka & Masato Kamino when Shimatani pinned Kamino with a Reverse Strike (10:56).
6. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Semi Final: MAO defeated Diego with the Cannonball 450 (7:11).
7. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Semi Final: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Mizuki Watase with the Shonenba (6:46).
8. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Final: Naomi Yoshimura defeated MAO with the Throwaway Power Bomb (14:19).
DNA prepared for its next chapter by holding the Pro Wrestling Koshien tournament. Not only that but they introduced a brand new helix looking logo too. Naomi Yoshimura powered through the tournament beating Dai Suzuki, Mizuki Watase and MAO to be crowned the winner. Yoshimura said the result was proof that he is the strongest in DNA. With Kazusada Higuchi now gone, Yoshimura will take his place as the ace. He is prepared to do what it takes to make DNA interesting.
A big mystery surrounding the tournament involved an unknown person in biker gear attacking the wrestlers. He showed up again after the Yoshimura Vs Suzuki match. But in a surprise he did not attack Suzuki like he did the first time they met. Instead he shook his hand, hugged him and helped walk him away from the ring. The biker reappeared during Yoshimura’s victory speech but was immediately and easily stopped by Rekka. The biker was unmasked and revealed to be… Dai Suzuki? Yoshimura laughed and told everyone to look forward to his fun ideas.
In non-tournament action, Masato Kamino had his debut match teaming with Rekka to take on Gran MilliMeters. Kamino appeared with a flashy entrance jacket that was rumoured to cost 100,000 yen to make. He took the pinfall loss as expected he was proud of his debut. He had been training for two and a half years for this match. It took so long because of knee injuries derailing him. But his father told he his dreams will come true if he never gives up.
DNA’s 3rd chapter will officially begin with their 7th September show in Shin-Kiba. Mike Bailey, Royce Isaacs and Tanomusaku Toba will be on the show along with Koju Takeda from Triple Six and Keisuke Okuda from IGF. Okuda is planning to become a regular wrestler for DNA. He had been watching the tournament and considered the wrestling minor league. He warned that he is coming to DNA to destroy everyone but wants everyone in DNA to use that as motivation. Do not be afraid of him, come out and fight!
Kota Umeda announced his goal is to return from injury in time for the Kumamoto show on 9th December.
August 4, 2017
DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~SHUTEN-DOJI DAY~”, 04/08/2017
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
1. Gorgeous Matsuno Triumphant Match!: Gorgeous Matsuno, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated Yukio Collection A.T., Kazuki Hirata & Toru Owashi when Matsuno pinned Hirata with a Cradle (8:05).
2. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Rice Ball Wrestling: Saki-nami & Martha defeated Sumire Natsu & Riho (w/ Norika Asatte) when Martha pinned Natsu with a Jacknife and Backslide Pin Combo (15:31).
3. 3 Way Match: Daisuke Kiso defeated KUDO and DJ Nira by Disqualification when Nira assaulted the referee (11:05).
4. Shuten-dōji Vs Monster Army: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (w/ Kota Umeda) defeated Colonel Ima, Private Honda & Superior Private Higuchi (w/ Sgt. Hino) when Sakaguchi pinned Honda with the Right Knee Of God (11:25).
Shuten-dōji were tasked with defending their show from an invasion by the revived Monster Army. In the main even Yuji Hino came out with his soldiers Hoshitango, Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda. Shuten-dōji were backed up by Kota Umeda. When Shuten-dōji won the match, Masahiro Taknashi got everyone to chant Umeda’s name. Umeda said it’s been a long time since he wrestled but his foot is still recovering. He hopes to return in time for the Dramatic General Election so he can help Shuten-dōji make it to first place.
On the surface Match #3 looked like it was KUDO Vs DJ Nira. It went on as any usual match would until Nira gave the referee Daisuke Kiso the Rocket Punch. When Kiso called for the match to end in a disqualification it was revealed to be a 3 Way Match all along and Kiso was the third competitor! Kiso declared himself the winner.
Martha used her mop to pin down Sumire Natsu’s shoulders during a Backslide Pin then Saki-nami added a Jackknife to get the three count. After the match Saki told Riho see shes a little bit of beauty in her but Natsu is ugly and cheap when she wears a rice ball hat on her head. Saki suddenly felt weak and was about to collapse until Yukio Saint Laurent arrived and handed her a small bottle of incense. Saki drank from it and felt better.
Kazuki Hirata was confused by the appearance of Yukio Collection A.T. He wondered if it was Yukio Sakaguchi in disguise. Yukio in response asked if Hirata was Hirata Collection A.T. During the match Yukio attacked everyone during his model walk, especially Hirata. Gorgeous Matsuno missed the Gorgeous Superstar Elbow on Hirata so Yukio just threw him on top for the pin. Toru Owashi asked Matsuno where he went while he was deported from Japan. Matsuno said Fukushima. Owashi told him he was supposed to be banished from the entire country so he should please leave immediately. Matsuno protested and said he was supposed to be performing on tomorrow’s show but everyone grabbed him and carried him out of the building.
KUDO & Sakaguchi met NEO Biishiki-gun for the first time during the opening introductions. Neither group recognised the other. Saki-nami said Sakaguchi reminded her of her doctor but with barbaric eyes. KUDO had to stop Sakaguchi from getting angry by offering a toast. Saki said that Martha is a little girl who is too young to drink but today is a special occasion so she was allowed to join in.
August 3, 2017
DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 03/08/2017
453 Fans – No Vacancy
0. Dark Match ~ Deadlift Recording Association: Yuji Okabayashi (300kg) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (250kg), Yuki Ueno (190kg), Gota Ihashi (180kg), Tomomitsu Matsunaga (160kg), Yuki Ino (200kg) and Daiki Shimomura (150kg).
1. New Beijing Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Choun-Shiryu & Cao Zhang defeated Dragon-Achooooo!!!!! & Son Goku when Zhang pinned Goku with the Broken Phoenix (11:15).
2. Battle Royal Full Of Urano: Yasu Urano (Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi) defeated Yasu Urano (Daiki Shimomura), Yasu Urano (Konosuke Takeshita), Yasu Urano (Yuni) and Yasu Urano (Gota Ihashi) (Special Referee: Yasu Urano (Daisuke Kiso), Special Ring Announcer: Yasu Urano) (7:28).
2a. Yasu Urano (Gota Ihashi) eliminated Yasu Urano (Konosuke Takeshita) by Ring Out (5:34).
2b. Yasu Urano (Gota Ihashi) eliminated Yasu Urano (Daiki Shimomura) with a Diving Body Press (5:54).
2c. Yasu Urano (Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi) eliminated Yasu Urano (Gota Ihashi) with a Jackknife Pin (6:59).
2d. Yasu Urano (Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi) eliminated Yasu Urano (Yuni) with the Modern Times (7:28).
3. Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo defeated Dave Crist & MAO when Guanchulo pinned MAO with the Seijo Scratch (10:39).
4. Manabu Soya, Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego when Okabayashi pinned Diego with the Golem Splash (21:43).
ALL OUT brought in the beef to go with the beer for their main event. Their opponents were the power trio of Manabu Soya, Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie. They were too strong for ALL OUT and even Konosuke Takeshita admitted it. Diego got the worst of it by taking Soya’s Wild Bomber, Irie’s Beast Bomber and then Okabyashi’s Golem Splash for the finish. Akito said his team did not go ALL OUT enough. Takeshita & Diego agreed. If Beer Garden returns next year, the three of them will train every day so they can go ALL OUT for another exciting match.
Diego reverted back to Guanchulo so he could be Los Amigos with Shunma Katsumata one last time. They never got the chance to say goodbye when Katsumata joined NωA. After the match they had a toast and said “Salud” to the fans.
Yasu Urano was everywhere in the second match. The two wrestlers (Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Daiki Shimomura) were Urano, the referee (Daisuke Kiso) was Urano, the second at ringside (Nobuhiro Shimatani) was Urano and even the ring announcer was Urano (the real one). When another Urano (Takeshita) came out during the match everyone found out it was now a Urano Battle Royal! Two more came out (Yuni and Gota Ihashi) and they fought until one Urano was left standing. It was the Hiroshi one who won… I think… I don’t know it was hard to tell them apart…
New Beijing Pro Wrestling marked its return to DDT for the first time in years with a tag team match.
A deadlift weightlifting challenge was held at the beginning of the show. When Yuji Okabayashi showed up to compete it was of no surprise that he would win it, using his last turn to lift 300kg. Takeshita was the runner up with 250kg as his best lift. The trainee Yuki Ino got to show off his strength by lifting 200kg. He finished in third place because of it.
August 2, 2017
DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DANSHOKU DINO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 02/08/2017
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
1. Oishi Tradition ~A Match To Motivate Shigeru-chan~: Makoto Oishi defeated Shigehiro Irie by Judge’s Decision (R2 5:00).
2. LPC ~Lariat Pro Classics~: Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Toru Owashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga by DQ when Matsunaga ignored the rope break (1:19).
2a. Rematch – LPC ~Lariat Pro Classics~: Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Toru Owashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga ended in a Time Limit Draw (“30:00”).
3. Only Yesterday: Ken Ohka defeated Super Sasadango Machine with the Fire Spear (11:18).
4. Play Sandman: Chinsuke Nakamura defeated Danshoku Dino after a Zexy Magazine Attack from Sanshiro Takagi (20:30).
Other Competitors: Dave Crist, Rekka, Keisuke Ishii, Muscle Sakai, Kazusada Higuchi and Ken Ohka.
The main event was a free for all brawl with “Enter Sandman” playing throughout until the end. Danshoku Dino filled the ring with empty cans he poured out of rubbish bags for the wrestlers to be slammed on. That encouraged the audience to throw in their empty cans too although that led to Dino being struck by a few of them. Even though they weren’t part of the match, Daiki Shimomura and DT-YUTA began fighting each other in the ring and YUTA came out on top with a Jackhammer. Dino then put Shimomura in the Lip Lock when the music suddenly changed to “The Rising Sun”. Out came Chinsuke Nakamura! He hit the Kinsasha to Shimomura then tried to do the same to Dino. It was blocked and Chinsuke was given the Lip Lock. Sanshiro Takagi ran out and attacked Dino. He hit Dino with a Stunner then whacked him over the head with a copy of Zexy Magazine! Takagi dragged Chinsuke on top of Dino and the referee counted to three.
Super Sasadango Machine Vs Ken Ohka was a match that was originally meant to happen last October but Sasadango’s health problems prevented it from happening until today. Both Sasadango and Ohka have been wrestling for 15 years but they have never truly given out their honest feelings for each other. Their match would not end until both were satisfied that they fought each other to their full abilities. Ohka was already tearful and he admitted he did not know what to do in this situation but Sasadango encouraged him to go all out. Ohka kicked out of the Lehmann Shock and hit the Fire Spear to win the match. Ohka said he was worrying endlessly about this match ever since Dino put it together. But he will never give up to anything and “Sakai” is no exception! Sasadango thanked him for the match then said they will wrestle the remaining 20 years of their wrestling lives together!
The Lariat Pro match was cut short after a minute without a single Lariat finding its target. Tomomitsu Matsunaga pressed Keisuke Ishii against the ropes and didn’t break after a 5 count so his team was disqualified. Ishii said he came to throw Lariats and make the fans all stomp their feet with excitement. Matsunaga agreed so an immediate restart was decided. “Power Hall” played and everybody started Lariating each other. That ended when Toru Owashi did a Flying Cross Chop instead. After the match concept was explained to him and argument broke out and everybody began Chopping each other to “Thunderstorm”. The song changed to “Sunrise” when the Lariats came back. Nobuhiro Shimatani joined in and so did Cherry but her Lariat was countered by Ishii’s. When “J” came on everybody did Jumping Knee Strikes. There was then a sudden announcement that only one minute was left in the match. There was a flurry of classic All Japan offence from Ishii and Kazusada Higuchi that had the crowd stomping their feet after every nearfall but the time expired without a winner determined. Officially the match went 30 minutes but to everyone watching it felt like 5.
Makoto Oishi and Shigehiro Irie were put in a match together specifically to motivate Irie. The match consisted of two 5 minute rounds and the wrestlers would be scored for how cool they were by Azusa Takigawa, Mita Sayoko and a group of female fans. Irie would presumably become more motivated when given a chance to impress women. The plan didn’t work as Oishi won the match by judges decision. The female fans scored the fight 16-18 in Irie’s favour and Sayoko gave it a 19-19 draw. But Takigawa overwhelmingly voted for Oishi 20-0 so the final score was 55-37 for Oishi. Takigawa admitted that even though Irie worked hard, she couldn’t physiologically like him at all.
August 2, 2017
DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 01/08/2017
572 Fans – Super No Vacancy
1. Round System Drinking & Driving Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Tricycle Assisted Cross Facelock (R9 0:21).
2. Bull Rope Tag Match: Dave Crist & Shigehiro Irie defeated Yuko Miyamoto & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Crist pinned Shimatani with the Magdaline (11:27).
3. Lumberjack Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi ended in a Double Countout (6:44).
3a. Rematch: Tetsuya Endo & Man Man Kai Kind defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Endo pinned Shimatani with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (4:37).
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie defeated Antonio Honda, Rocky Kawamura & Tanomusaku Toba when Sasaki submitted Honda with La Mistica Cross Facelock (19:13).
DAMNATION had their turn for drinking and debauchery at Beer Garden today. In the main event Daisuke Sasaki led his team to beat the boxing (?) trio of Antonio Honda, Rocky Kawamura & Tanomusaku Toba. Sasaki introduced Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie as his pets “Adrian” & “Paulie”. This confused Kawamura. Those two aren’t the Adrian and Paulie he knows of so he attacked them. But DAMNATION were too strong and Sasaki got the win in the end. Afterwards Sasaki explained to Kawamura that there are many Adrians and Paulies in the would and he isn’t Rocky! Sasaki closed out the show by saying Tetsuya Endo will win the KO-D Openweight Title, Ishikawa will stay as the Triple Crown Champion and he himself will keep the DDT Extreme Title. As for Paulie, maybe he will go fight in RIZIN.
A couple of “American” wrestlers were brought in to be lumberjacks for the Endo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi match. Man Man Kai Kind and Stone Cold Sekine Ryuichin got too invested in their roles and kept both Endo and Hiroshi out of the ring long enough to get both of them counted out. Man Man Kai Kind got on the microphone and told Hiroshi he will listen to him no more! Suddenly Nobuhiro Shimatani came in still wearing his bra and bounded in rope from his earlier match. He finally wants to settle his grudge with Endo now! The bell rang and it was now an impromptu tag match between Endo & Kind against Hiroshi & Shimatani. Sekine Ryuichin returned and gave Hiroshi the Stone Cold Stunnger. Endo pinned Shimatani to win then stripped him of his bra afterwards.
Everyone in the Bull Rope match wore rope bondage gear so the bull ropes could be attached to the wrestlers. I guess no dog collars were available. Shigehiro Irie & Dave Crist were victorious and Irie said they were part of one of the best teams in the world, OI4K!
The Drinking & Driving Match sounded funny on paper, right? Sasaki and Masahiro Takanashi would fight each other with bats in 30 second rounds while riding small tricycles and they would get to drink beer in between every round. What could go wrong? Well the tricycles wheels had too much grip on the ring canvas and the wrestlers were getting too drunk to function properly so nothing happened in the early rounds. By the 5th round they both decided to get off the tricycles and finally start fighting. At one point Sasaki was put in the Tree Of Woe against the corner. Takanashi then lined up a tricycle and kicked across the ring into Sasaki. In the 9th round Sasaki on his tricycle somehow put Takanashi in the Cross Facelock and made him submit.
July 31, 2017
DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~SMILE SQUASH DAY~”, 31/07/2017
531 Fans – Super No Vacancy
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA defeated Gota Ihashi.
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Round 1: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Akito.
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Round 1: Keisuke Ishii defeated MAO.
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Round 1: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Yuko Miyamoto.
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Semi Final: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated HARASHIMA.
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Semi Final: Keisuke Ishii defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani.
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Final: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Keisuke Ishii.
1. Soma Takao Produce Match: Soma Takao & Yuma Aoyagi defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Mizuki Watase when Takao pinned Watase with the Gin And Tonic (12:25).
2. Special Single Match: “Danshoku Dino” (Yuki Ueno) Vs “Yuki Ueno” (MAO) ended in a No Contest (9:44).
3. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Yasu Urano & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Dave Crist when HARASHIMA pinned Iwasaki with the Somato (14:46).
Smile Squash showed up in full for their day of Beer Garden fun. Yasu Urano and also Yuko Miyamoto came by to team with HARASHIMA & Soma Takao in an 8-Man Tag main event. HARASHIMA & Miyamoto even wrestled in their Smile Yankee costumes. On the other side were Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki and in his DDT debut Dave Crist. Smile Squash came out on top. Urano thanked everyone for welcoming him back for his first DDT appearance since going freelance. He described the match as a comfortable experience. It’s too early for him to say if he has gotten any stronger but he hopes the next time Smile Squash gets together he will be the strongest member! HARASHIMA said he is happy to be entering the Dramatic General Election with the other three on the same team.
There was a whole lot of body swapping going on throughout the shot. Danshoku Dino, MAO, Yuki Ueno and Daisuke Kiso all clashed heads at some point causing their minds to switch bodies. So when it was time for the Dino Vs Ueno match we got Ueno in Dino’s body, MAO in Ueno’s body, Kiso in MAO’s body and Dino is Kiso’s body. “Dino” gave “Ueno” the Danshoku Driver but refused to pin him and instead dry humped both him and “Kiso”. The match was thrown out and another clash of heads lead to Dino and Ueno getting their bodies back. But then somehow Dino was also in MAO’s body and he dry humped Makoto Oishi. If that wasn’t enough, Dino was also in Nobuhiro Shimatani’s body so he chased after Rekka and finally Dino in Kiso chased after Yukinori Matsui. Intermission had to be called so DDT could figure out how to bring everyone back to normal.
Tomomitsu Matsunaga stood tall in the Big Sumo tournament. He has now won two of the three sumo tournaments held.