Beer Garden Begins Tomorrow, Takanashi Box Office Update, Ohka 20th Anniversary

July 29, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1”, 30/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Akito & Gota Ihashi Vs MAO & Yukio Naya
2. Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs SHINGO
3. Saki Akai Produce Match: Kazusada Higuchi’s Relative, Yukio Sakaguchi’s Relative & Saki Akai’s Relative Vs Kazuki Hirata’s Relative, Yuki Iino’s Relative & Keigo Nakamura’s Relative
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match ~Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Are Also A Classic!~: Danshoku Dieno Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno
5. HARASHIMA Produce Match – DISASTER BOX Vs Ganpro!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuya Koroku Vs Chris Brookes & Hideki Okatani

The main event spotlight for the opening day of Beer Garden will shine over the rookies Hideki Okatani and Yuya Koroku. The same match also has Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes rekindle their friendly(?) rivalry.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma Vs Haruna Neko
2. Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Moka Miyamoto Vs Mirai Maiumi, Pom Harajuku & Kaya Toribami
3. Hikari Noa, Raku & Yuki Arai Vs Nao Kakuta, Marika Kobashi & Arisu Endo
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Yuki Aino Vs Miu Watanabe
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Maki Itoh Vs Suzume
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki

What happens when Yuki Arai gets added to the Up Up Girls for a match?

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mizuki Watase Return Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Hideki Okatani
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura
3. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
4. Yuki Ueno & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
5. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
6. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

The returning Mizuki Watase keeps it inside Junretsu for his first match back. How much has Okatani grown while Watase was injured?

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 03/09/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Dragon Sakurabo, “Old Wise Man” Human-Zee & Tiger Jeet Singh-juku Sumidagawa (w/ Haru Miyako) Vs Gota Ihashi & Antonio Honda (w/ Sayaka Obihiro & KUDO)
2. Saki Akai & Rina Yamashita Vs Yuna Mizumori & Mei Suruga
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, ken45° & Manabu Murakami Vs Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Yasu Urano
4. Kenichiro Arai Vs Baliyan Akki
5. Masahiro Takanashi & Chris Brookes Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei (w/ Gorgeous Matsuno)

The card for this rescheduled show looks very different than the original. Masahiro Takanashi has since had his return match so for this show the Calamari Drunken Kings will team together for the first time since February 2020. The Brahman Brothers will make it a filthy job for them whether they like it or not.

GANBARE☆PRO “BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA PLEASURE STYLE 2021”, 25/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

Earlier this month Ken Ohka was promising to do something special for his 20th anniversary match. He came up with a big one here. Ohka teams with Isami Kodaka to face HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo! Ohka has close ties with each wrestler in this match and there is plenty of history found in every combination you can put together.

Shinjiro Otani, Minoru Fujita, Shigehiro Irie and Moeka Haruhi will be on the show.


DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 2 ~DAISUKE SASAKI 15TH ANNIVERSARY SP~” Results

November 12, 2020

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 2 ~DAISUKE SASAKI 15TH ANNIVERSARY SP~”, 12/11/2020
Shinjuku FACE
??? Fans – Withheld

1. Chikara & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Tsutomu Oosugi & Yasutaka Oosera when Shimatani submitted Oosera with a Modified Camel Clutch (8:48).
2. Yasu Urano, Antonio Honda & Gouma Ryu defeated T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Mad Paulie when Ryu pinned Paulie with a School Boy (9:23).
3. Amigo Suzuki defeated Hiroshi Yamato with the Mezcal (8:16).
4. Tetsuya Endo & Ryuichi Sekine defeated Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei when Endo submitted Kei with the Combine (8:36).
5. Soma Takao defeated Yusuke Kubo with the Official Endless Waltz (10:31).
6. Daisuke Contra Daisuke: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sekimoto ended in a Time Limit Draw (30:00).

The main event went to a 30 minute draw so Daisuke Sasaki and Daisuke Sekimoto don’t have to lose their first names. Sasaki said they could have done a one versus one sudden death overtime but he felt like death after the match. So instead he forgave Sekimoto for also being named Daisuke. Sekimoto congratulated Sasaki on his 15th anniversary and said he looks forward to fighting him again. Sasaki told a story about leaving Tokyo at 19 years old to join the SUPER CREW wrestling school in Saitama. Shuji Ishikawa interrupted the story because he wanted to sing karaoke with somebody. Neither Sasaki nor Tetsuya Endo wanted to join in but Soma Takao and Hiroshi Yamato began to play air instruments. Yuko Miyamoto then joined Ishikawa in singing his theme song “One Night Carnival” by Kishidan. Sasaki hit Ishikawa with the DAMNATION signboard to stop them. He then announced “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 3” will take place on 19th February, which is also Yasu Urano’s birthday. He also had one more surprise he was working on in secret even when he was kicked out of DAMNATION. He announced Endo will be releasing a nude photobook next year!!!

Yusuke Kubo came out wearing his old Goro Jr. mask. He wanted to wrestle while wearing it but Takao made him take it off.

The Brahman Brothers used disinfectant spray as a weapon instead of their usual liquids. Endo & Ryuichi Sekine ended up using each other’s signature submission holds on the Brahmans to beat them.

Yamato is back to singing the lyrics to his entrance song. He still has the black marks over his eyes though.


Daisuke Contra Daisuke, Sauna Club, Air Time Bomb Death Match, Takanashi Returns

November 11, 2020

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 2 ~DAISUKE SASAKI 15TH ANNIVERSARY SP~”, 12/11/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Chikara & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Yasutaka Oosera
2. T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Mad Paulie Vs Yasu Urano, Antonio Honda & Gouma Ryu
3. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Amigo Suzuki
4. Tetsuya Endo & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
5. Soma Takao Vs Yusuke Kubo
6. Daisuke Contra Daisuke: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sekimoto

The main event has an extra edge added to it. Daisuke Sasaki thinks there are too many people named Daisuke or Sasaki in pro wrestling. For his 15th Anniversary he wants to hunt down a Daisuke and take his name. So he demands Daisuke Sekimoto to put his name on the line in a Daisuke Contra Daisuke match! The loser loses his first name!

All is good and calm in DAMNATION again so the wrestlers Sasaki originally banished from the show are allowed come back in. It means Sasaki doesn’t have to work double duty anymore. Let Tetsuya Endo & Ryuichi Sekine worry about The Brahman Brothers now.

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #12”, 14/11/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

1. Makoto Oishi Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Playfulness Series Act 2: Danshoku Dieno Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
3. Tetsuya Endo & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura
4. DDT Sauna Club Stepping Together!: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Chris Brookes & Yukio Naya
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai (c) Vs Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Shota

With MAO back in action the entire DDT Sauna Club can be together in the ring again. MAO wants this friend group to all team up together for a match.

Is Gorgeous Matsuno obsessed with the O-40 Title? He lost the championship to Toru Owashi last week and Danshoku Dieno came out to stand up for him. Instead Matsuno thought Dieno was trying to push him out of the O-40 Title picture so he could get the belt for himself. The two face off and whoever wins should have nobody stopping them from getting the next title shot.

DDT “DRAMATIC LOVE FOR FUJI! 2020”, 15/11/2020
Shizuoka Fuji-san Messe

1. Akito Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Antonio Honda Vs Keigo Nakamura
3. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie
4. DAMNATION Vs DDT Sauna Club!: Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Yuki Ueno
5. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
6. Makoto Oishi 42 Year Old Local Triumph! Fuji Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase Vs HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata

Maybe the Sauna Club becomes a regular fixture? Yuki Ueno is without a unit, MAO and Shunma Katsumata are considering becoming a tag team again. Maybe merge it with ALL OUT? Being a VP must be stressful for Akito so a sauna trip can help him relax. It would do Yuki Iino some good too. Why stop there? Get DISASTER BOX involved. DAMNTION too. All of DDT becomes the Sauna Club! ALL OF CYBERFIGHT BECOMES THE SAUNA CLUB! THE WHOLE WORLD BECOMES THE SAUNA CLUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STYLE OF MY LOVE”, 20/11/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hyper Misao Vs Super Sasadango Machine

Two very imaginative wrestlers cross paths. Is Hyper Misao into computers? Is Super Sasadango Machine into superheroes?

BAKUHA KOSHIEN “BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2020 ~30TH ANNIVERSARY OF CURRENT BLAST~”, 29/11/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Mizuki Watase Vs Maku Donaruto
2. Yuna Manase Vs Ayumi Hayashi
3. Ricky Fuji Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Rikidozan III Vs Taiho III: Chikara & Yumehito Imanari Vs Yukio Naya & Hoshitango Imachi
5. First In History! Air Time Bomb & Current Blast Bat x3 Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Mecha Pandita & Rambo Kawamura Vs Takashi Sugiura, NOSAWA Rongai & Hidetaka Monma

A time bomb will be hanging above the ring for the main event. After a certain amount of time it will explode with a large shower of sparks falling down onto everyone below!

DDT “OH LIFE IS ABOUT PRO WRESTLING”, 04/12/2020
PIA LIVE STREAM

1. Single Match Where Life Intersects: Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi

Danshoku Dieno is producing his own iPPV series of matches where the wrestlers can have conversations about their lives and careers while they wrestle each other. He thinks Yasu Urano and Makoto Oishi have had strange wrestling careers so they should have plenty to talk about. The match will only be on the PIA LIVE STREAM service. It will not stream on WRESTLE UNIVERSE.

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2019 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT”, 31/12/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

Big Japan Side: Yuji Okabayashi, Takuya Nomura, Daisuke Sekimoto, Drew Parker, Hideyoshi Kamitani, Yasufumi Nakanoue, Yuya Aoki and Akira Hyodo

DDT Side: Tetsuya Endo, Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno, Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi and Yukio Naya

The teams will be drawn via a public lottery on 17th November.

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 29/01/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Fuminori Abe

Today Masahiro Takanashi announced he will be coming back from his injury! He is holding a self-produced voluntary show on 29th January for his first match back since his ankle injury back in March. Fuminori Abe will be his opponent, the same man he lost the Union MAX Title to when the injury happened. Takanashi said this was always the match he wanted for his return. He made that decision the night he was injured.

Takanashi is not entirely out of the woods yet. Next March he is scheduled to get a plate surgically removed from his left knee and also a bolt from his right knee that he’s had for the last 10 years. He doesn’t know how much he will be able to wrestle after 29th January but if the condition of his knees are good then you will see him in DDT and ChocoPro. But for now he is only focused on his return match.

Wrestlers advertised to appear include Chris Brookes, Yukio Sakaguchi, Isami Kodaka, Yasu Urano, the UMA Corps and members of Gatoh Move.


Kong And Sareee Added To Wrestle Princess, Brahman Brothers Anniversary

October 30, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 138 ~THE 6TH FOX PRINCE~”, 31/10/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ryota Nakatsu Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano
3. 4 Way Match: Fuminori Abe Vs Takumo Tsukamoto Vs Masato Kamino Vs Yasu Urano
4. Elimination 8-Man Tag Match: Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Daichi Kazato

An extra match will take place after the show with the participants determined by a fan lottery. Isami Kodaka, Fuminori Abe, Takato Nakano, Masato Kamino and Tetsuo Usui are the options included.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “WRESTLE PRINCESS”, 07/11/2020
Tokyo Dome City Hall

1. Suzume & Sena Shiori Vs Moka Miyamoto & Mei Suruga
2. Marika Kobashi & Haruna Neko Vs Pom Harajuku & Mahiro Kiryu
3. Raku Vs Yuna Manase
4. Miyu Yamashita & Aja Kong Vs Maki Itoh & Sareee
5. Hyper Misao Vs Saki Akai
6. International Princess Title Tournament – Semi Final: Hikari Noa Vs Mirai Maiumi
7. International Princess Title Tournament – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Kamifuku
8. International Princess Title Tournament – Final: X Vs X
9. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
10. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Mizuki

The mystery partners have been revealed. Miyu Yamashita is tagging with Aja Kong while Sareee returns to Tokyo Joshi Pro to be on Maki Itoh’s team. Kong has had several confrontations with Itoh in the pas but Itoh said her only focus is to beat Yamashita. Sareee was on the 4th January show then signed with WWE a month later. She’s been unable to leave Japan because of the Coronavirus so she got permission to continue wrestling in her home country until she is safely able to report to the WWE Performance Centre. In fact her company affiliation in this match is WWE Count Down. This is to show she is not yet fully a part of WWE but she is not freelance either.

Mizuki has named her new Spinning Cross Body move the Whirling Candy.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 2 ~DAISUKE SASAKI 15TH ANNIVERSARY SP~”, 12/11/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Amigo Suzuki
2. Daisuke Sasaki 15th Anniversary Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
3. Daisuke Sasaki 15th Anniversary Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sekimoto

Daisuke Sasaki isn’t the only one celebrating a 15th anniversary this year. The Brahman Brothers are now in their 15th year of using their disgusting cult gimmicks so they get to celebrate alongside Sasaki in a Handicap Match.

Tsutomu Oosugi, Yusuke Kubo and Yasutaka Oosera will be on the show.

DDT “DRAMATIC LOVE FOR FUJI! 2020”, 15/11/2020
Shizuoka Fuji-san Messe

1. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
2. Makoto Oishi 42 Year Old Local Triumph! Fuji Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase Vs HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata

There are only a few days a year where Makoto Oishi gets to be the star of the show. He and Junretsu will be wrestling in front of his hometown fans.


BASARA “BASARA 135 ~GLITTER~” Results

September 30, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 135 ~GLITTER~”, 29/09/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
??? Fans – Withheld

1. FUMA defeated Tetsuo Usui with a Stretch Muffler (7:37).
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Masato Kamino defeated Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano when Kamino pinned Nakano with the Lariat (11:28).
3. Takuya Nomura defeated Yusuke Kubo with an Inverted Cross Armbreaker (9:20).
4. 3 Way Handicap Match: Gouma Ryu defeated Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga and Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Daichi Kazato when Ryu pinned Senga with a School Boy (8:30).
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita defeated Ryota Nakatsu, Akiyori Takizawa & SAGAT when Kodaka pinned Takizawa with the Isamiashi Zan (10:20).
6. Leo Isaka defeated Daiki Shimomura with an Inverted Hurricanrana (12:14).
7. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) defeated Brahman Kei (w/ Brahman Shu) with an Onryo Clutch (12:13).
*V4 for Fuminori Abe.

The Brahman Brothers disinfected the ring during their entrance because they are still concerned over getting infected with the Coronavirus. Brahman Kei tried to do the twin magic spot with both Brahman Shu and Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi at ringside. Fuminori Abe didn’t fall for it but was still distracted long enough for Kei to attack him from behind. Takuya Nomura helped Abe at certain moments to even out the odds. Shu then took out his secret weapon, an Ultimo Dragon mask! He wore it and tried to do Ultimo Dragon moves until Abe blocked the Asai DDT. Abe then used the Irabu Punch to stun The Brahmans into hitting each other. Shy threw powder in Abe’s face in a moment of desperation and Kei used La Magistral Cradle for a nearfall. Abe regained his senses and pinned Kei with the Onryo Clutch to defend the Union MAX Title.

After the match, Takumi Tsukamoto challenged Abe to be his next challenger. However, Masato Kamino also came out asking for a title shot because he pinned Takato Nakano today. Abe called that a weak reason and suggested a No. 1 Contender match between Tsukamoto and Kamino. He would rather choose the challenger that way than defend the title against both in a 3 Way.

Daiki Shimomura and Leo Isaka both gestured they want a rematch with each other.

Daichi Kazato wants to bring the IRON FIST TAG Titles back to BASARA. He and Hiroshi challenged Speed Of Sounds to a title match at the next Shin-Kiba 1st RING show.


Sasaki Fights DAMNATION Alone, Double Tag Title Matches, Weapon Rumble, Beat Up Katsumata

September 28, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 135 ~BANQUET~”, 29/09/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tetsuo Usui & FUMA
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Masato Kamino Vs Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano
3. Yusuke Kubo Vs Takuya Nomura
4. 3 Way Handicap Match: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Daichi Kazato Vs Gouma Ryu
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Akiyori Takizawa & SAGAT
6. Daiki Shimomura Vs Leo Isaka
7. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) Vs Brahman Kei (w/ Brahman Shu)

Oh good, Brahman Shu is confirmed to be there in Brahman Kei’s corner. That’s a relief. Can’t have one without the other you know.

DDT “THIS WILL BE OUR THIRD NARIMASU EVENT! 2020”, 03/10/2020
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai vd Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
3. Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani
4. HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Jun Akiyama & Chris Brookes Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
6. It Will Be A Narimasu Special Handicap Match!: Tetsuya Endo & T-Hawk Vs Daisuke Sasaki

The next weekend doubleshot on the DDT calendar has a few match changes after the events of yesterday’s show. Daisuke Sasaki is now out of DAMNATION (also #DAMNHEARTS) and is going for revenge on his own. He doesn’t want anyone helping him so he is getting two Handicap Matches against Tetsuya Endo and a different partner on each show. T-Hawk is on Endo’s team for the match in Narimasu.

DDT “SHINSHU CHASHU MINANOSHU 2020”, 04/10/2020
Nagano Arcs Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Chris Brookes Vs Akito Vs Mad Paulie
2. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Keigo Nakamura Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda
3. HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
4. Handicap Match: Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki
5. Junretsu Vs ALL OUT!: Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata
6. DDT Nagano Sales Manager Toru Owashi (Free) Local Triumph! 20th Anniversary Of Debut “Owashi And His Delightful Friends Part 7” Special 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Keigo Nakamura Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda

Over in Nagano Endo will team with Soma Takao against Sasaki.

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #9”, 10/10/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

1. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Chris Brookes (c) Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Yesterday’s KO-D Tag Team Titles match ended with Naomi Yoshimura pinning Chris Brookes. That sets up the next DDT UNIVERSAL Title match on the return episode of “DDT TV SHOW!”

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 7 ~KEEP IT ON YAMATO SOUL~”, 18/10/2020
Osaka City Higashisei Residents Center

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura
1. Mechanic Vs Skillful Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Makoto Oishi
2. #DAMNHEARTS Vs English Mexican Cross-Border Trio Special 6-Man Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & CIMA (w/ Mad Paulie) Vs Chris Brookes, Tsubasa & Kuishinbo Kamen
3. Genius’s Song! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Danshoku Dieno, Kazuki Hirata & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
4. HarashimaUrano Vs Team Gonta-gao! Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Kengo Takai & Naomi Yoshimura
5. Izumi Kishiwada Union! The Strongest Men In Osaka Vs ALL OUT! Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Magnitude Kishiwada Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. Double Main Event = Special Tag Match ~Reserved Yamato Soul~: Masato Tanaka & Shigehiro Irie Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi
7. Double Main Event = Team WR Vs The☆TakeBilly Special Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & HUB Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Billy Ken Kid

An Englishman, a luchador and a clown walk into a bar in Osaka. Stop me if you heard this one before…

DDT “ROAD TO ULTIMATE PARTY 2020”, 25/10/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Road To Ultimate Party 2020! Special Single Match: CIMA Vs Soma Takao
2 or 3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi
2 or 3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai (c) Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata

The last two matches on the next Korakuen Hall show will be the KO-D Tag Title and KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Title defences between Nautilus/DISASTER BOX and Eruption. It has not been decided which title match will take place first but the second match will happen right afterward.

Endo and Sasaki will not be wrestling on the show. Instead they will have a contract signing for their “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020” main event.

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020”, 03/11/2020
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

1. MAO Return Battle: MAO Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. DDT Extreme Title – Weapon Rumble: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi
3. Special Tag Match – HarashiMarafuji Vs CimaSoma: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
4. Special Single Match: Jun Akiyama Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

The Ultimate Party needs the ultimate DDT Extreme Title match stipulation. Sanshiro Takagi is bringing back the Weapon Rumble so Shinya Aoki can experience it. A new weapon is added to the match every minute and it can be literally anything!

MAO returns from his injury to take part in his favourite hobby, beating up Shunma Katsumata.


Who’s Gonna Top, Brahman Title Shot, TIF Online

September 23, 2020

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2020”, 27/09/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Toru Owashi, Saki Akai & Hideki Okatani Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Playfulness Series Act 2: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Antonio Honda
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Chris Brookes & Drew Parker
5. Junretsu Vs ALL OUT 3 On 3 Tug Of War!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. Special 8-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman Vs HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya

The show will be live on both WRESTLE UNIVERSE and FITE. I warned you about the FITE commentary before.

Each match in the Tug Of War challenge will have a 10 minute time limit.

The rules for the DDT Extreme Title match will be revealed on the day of the show.

BASARA “BASARA 135 ~BANQUET~”, 29/09/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tetsuo Usui & FUMA
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Masato Kamino Vs Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano
3. Yusuke Kubo Vs Takuya Nomura
4. 3 Way Handicap Match: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Daichi Kazato Vs Gouma Ryu
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Akiyori Takizawa & SAGAT
6. Daiki Shimomura Vs Leo Isaka
7. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) Vs Brahman Kei

The Union MAX Title is getting a new first time challenger. Brahman Kei wants to take the belt from Fuminori Abe. No mention yet if Brahman Shu will be in his corner. Shu originally wanted the title shot but is paranoid he will fall ill before the show. What makes Kei more immune to illness than Shu at this point, I have no idea.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’20 ~WOMM (WRESTLING OF MY MIND)~”, 03/10/2020
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Marika Kobashi Return Match: Marika Kobashi Vs X
2. Princess Tag Team Titles Next Challenger Decision Battle: Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu

Four Princess Tag Team Title defences are in the bag for Daydream but there are still plenty of challengers out there. The Toyo University pair of Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu are looking for a title shot. Kiryu doesn’t want to let the new class below her take the spotlight like Mirai Maiumi & Suzume just did. Kamifuku is also living up to her promise to become stronger for her friends who recently left Tokyo Joshi Pro. However, The Bakuretsu Sisters think it’s time that they get another chance to win the titles. They too have become stronger since the last time they fought for the belts.

The high school student Marika Kobashi is now a college student. Her return to the ring was delayed for months by COVID-19 but now is time for her comeback.

DDT “TIF ONLINE X DDT ROJO PRO WRESTLING”, 03/10/2020
“TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL Online 2020” Smile Garden

1. Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Naya Vs Danshoku Dieno & Keigo Nakamura Vs Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani

For the third year in a row DDT will be collaborating with the Tokyo Idol Festival. However a big change is this year’s festival will be held entirely in an online format. DDT will record a Falls Count Anywhere match on location at the Smile Garden section. Each team will be accompanied by an idol for the match.


BASARA “BASARA 134 ~THE VICISSITUDES OF LIFE~” Results

September 22, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 134 ~THE VICISSITUDES OF LIFE~”, 22/09/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
??? Fans – Withheld

1. Takuho Kato defeated Tetsuo Usui with the Blockbuster Hold (6:10).
2. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura when Kei pinned Hiroshi with the Gotai Fumanzoku (7:18).
3. Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Leo Isaka when Shimomura pinned Isaka with the Orange Sunset (11:31).
4. Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Naoki Tanizaki, Akiyori Takizawa & SAGAT defeated FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato when SAGAT pinned Kazato with the Goregrind (13:01).
5. Isami Kodaka Vs Takuya Nomura ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).
6. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) defeated Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino when Oosugi pinned Nakano with the Tsuki no Ishi (9:30).
*V6 for Speed Of Sounds.
7. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) defeated Ryota Nakatsu with the Arm Clutch Manjigatame (14:15).
*V3 for Fuminori Abe.

At the end of the main event, Fuminori Abe thanked Ryota Nakatsu for being a strong rival. Suddenly, Brahman Kei appeared and distracted Abe long enough for Brahman Shu to sneak up and throw powder in his face. The Brahman Brothers then attacked Abe with a Stop sign. They did this because they want to take the Union MAX Title at the next Shin-Kiba 1st RING show on 29th September. Kei will be the one wrestling because Shu is worried he will get sick before the show again. Abe accepted the challenge but was warned by Kei that if he dies, he will fall into hell and be reborn as a maggot! Abe is not part of any unit in BASARA so he asked for Takuya Nomura to help him prepare. As a monk, Abe won’t be reincarnated into a maggot. When he dies he will go to paradise.

Nomura was given the middle finger by Isami Kodaka after their draw.

SAGAT is confirmed to be the newest member of Sparky. He has a new look to fit in with the unit including a yellow Big Van Vader style mask worn for his entrance.

BASARA’s 5th Anniversary show will be held in Korakuen Hall on 20th January.


CyberFight Is In Business, BASARA Matches, MagiRabbi Main Events Wrestle Princess

September 1, 2020

Today is the first day of CyberFight being in business. Everyone look busy.

DDT “GET ALIVE 2020”, 07/09/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Akito & Yukio Naya Vs Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase
2. Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata & Keigo Nakamura
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno, Seigo Tachibana & Yoshiko
4. Team Big Boomers Vs ALL OUT!: Jun Akiyama & Sanshiro Takagi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata
5. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – No DQ Match: Chris Brookes (c) Vs Drew Parker
6. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX Full Scale Battle! Elimination 10-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Toru Owashi

The DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX Elimination Match gets the main event over the DDT UNIVERSAL Title bout. It has CyberFight VP Naomichi Marufuji in it. Curse that preferential treatment!

BASARA “BASARA 132 ~BANQUET~”, 08/09/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Tetsuo Usui & Leo Isaka
2. Isami Kodaka Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (Special Referee: Gouma Ryu)
3. FUMA & SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
4. Fuminori Abe & Daichi Kazato Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa
5. Minoru Fujita Vs Yusuke Kubo
6. IRON FIST TAG Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano

Minoru Fujita recently won the BJW Death Match Title. Good for him.

BASARA “BASARA 134 ~THE VICISSITUDES OF LIFE~”, 22/09/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Tetsuo Usui Vs Takuho Kato
2. Isami Kodaka Vs Takuya Nomura
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
4. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

The combined yoga powers of Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura take on The Brahman Brothers in a rescheduled tag match from the previous Korakuen Hall show last December. Brahman Kei was unable to wrestle at the time so the match was changed into a 3 Way at the last minute.

Two BASARA Vs Big Japan matches are added to the undercard. Isami Kodaka and Takuya Nomura will have their first singles match against each other. The two rookies Tetsuo Usui and Takuho Kato are also going to face off.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “WRESTLE PRINCESS”, 07/11/2020
Tokyo Dome City Hall

1. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Mizuki

The biggest match Tokyo Joshi Pro can offer is happening at the biggest stage on their horizon. Mizuki won the Tokyo Princess Cup two years in a row but still sees herself positioned behind Yuka Sakazaki. There are two reasons for this. One, Sakazaki is the Princess Of Princess Champion and two, Mizuki has never beaten her. Tokyo Dome City Hall is where The Magical Sugar Rabbits will pop at their loudest!


“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2019 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT” Results

December 31, 2019

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2019 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT”, 31/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,232 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Hideyoshi Kamitani defeated Daichi Hashimoto & Akito when Kamitani pinned Akito with the Loyly Diving Elbow Drop (9:36).
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Iino defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hashimoto when Nakanoue pinned Hashimoto with a Lariat (6:27).
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA & Yuya Aoki defeated El Lindaman & Yukio Naya when Aoki pinned Lindaman with a Tiger Suplex (9:08).
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes defeated Yuji Okabayashi & Antonio Honda when Brookes submitted Honda with the Octopus Stretch (8:48).
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk Vs Soma Takao & Kota Sekifuda ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
5a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall Rules: Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk defeated Soma Takao & Kota Sekifuda when T-Hawk pinned Sekifuda with the Cerberus (1:02).
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura defeated Brahman Kei & Naomi Yoshimura when Endo pinned Kei with the Puma Toke de Espaldas (7:07).
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Yuki Ueno & Takuho Kato when Sasaki submitted Ueno with the Cross Facelock (7:07).
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1 – Lighttube Death Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Kankuro Hoshino defeated Toshiyuki Sakuda & Shunma Katsumata when Tsukamoto pinned Katsumata with the Suffocation Zudon (7:45).
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Iino defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Hideyoshi Kamitani when Iino pinned Kamitani with the Spear (8:31).
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes defeated HARASHIMA & Yuya Aoki when Sekimoto pinned Aoki with a Lariat (9:03).
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura defeated Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk when Nomura pinned Kawakami with a Cross Legged Cradle (7:44).
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Takumi Tsukamoto & Kankuro Hoshino when Sasaki submitted Hoshino with the Cross Facelock (6:33).
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura defeated Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Iino when Endo pinned Iino with the Shooting Star Press (8:01).
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes defeated Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sasaki when Sekimoto pinned Sasaki with the German Suplex (6:45).
15. New Year’s Eve! Defeat Hunger! Very Funny! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino, Drew Parker & Mizuki Watase when Kobayashi pinned Watase with the Bakachinga Elbow Drop (8:50).
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes when Nomura pinned Sekimoto with the Dragon Suplex (17:19).

A flu pandemic didn’t stop Big Japan from joining up with DDT for the annual New Year’s Eve Wrestling party. In the runup to the show six wrestlers fell ill and had to pull out of the show. While it was a shame that they couldn’t be here it did open up slots for some different faces to take their place.

Round 1

The opening match turned out to be an unusual tribute to Shinjiro Otani. The pairing of Daichi Hashimoto & Akito named themselves Team Shinjiro Otani due to his influence over them. Their opponents Konosuke Takeshita & Hideyoshi Kamitani responded by paying tribute to Masato Tanaka. They both did Tanaka’s pose together while Hashimoto & Akito did Otani’s Fire Sword pose. The Otani team both did the Facewash spot and all looked to be over when Akito punt Takeshita in a Figure 4 Leglock. That was until Kamitani climbed the top rope and hit a Diving Elbow Drop on Akito to get the pin. The losers decided they could no longer call themselves Team Shinjiro Otani so they renamed themselves The Shinjiro Otani Victims Association. They hope Otani will be a member some day.

The next match was all about brute strength against kicking power. Yuki Iino was about to do the Haka Elbow on Yukio Sakaguchi when Kazuki Hashimoto kicked him away. The kickers gave Yasufumi Nakanoue a PK Sandwich but Iino hit both of them with a Double Spear afterwards. Nakanoue & Iino then used their combined strength to Choke Slam Hashimoto. A Lariat from Nakanoue ended the match.

At first it looked like El Lindaman & Yukio Naya were going to get along great. Then they figured out the harsh truth that they are not the same size. They tried doing double team moves together but the 40cm height difference between them made it difficult. Meanwhile HARASHIMA & Yuya Aoki had no such trouble working together. The Lindaman & Naya team fell apart when Naya accidentally hit Lindaman with a Diving Shoulder Block. Lindaman snapped and said some unpleasant things to his partner. An angry Naya Choke Slammed Lindaman and left him to get pinned by Aoki’s Tiger Suplex.

The next match had wrestlers wearing matching gear in their teams. Yuji Okabayashi came out dressed like Antonio Honda while Chris Brookes wore Daisuke Sekimoto’s entrance robe. Honda unleashed Gongitsune after a hot tag. He got Sekimoto in the eyes but Brookes then grabbed both Gon hands and made Honda pinch Okabayashi’s nipples. Brookes locked Honda in an Octopus Stretch for the win. Honda hopes everyone will at least remember Okabayashi’s strawberry costume.

The only match on the show to last the full time limit was Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk Vs Soma Takao & Kota Sekifuda. A lot of the match featured a cuddly toy cobra that Takao brought down to the ring. Unfortunately the cobra ripped in half when Takao & Sekifuda used it to Clothesline on T-Hawk. The time ran out while Sekifuda and T-Hawk had a tug of war over the cobra. Overtime began and Soma swung the cobra at T-Hawk. He ducked and Sekifuda took the hit as the cobra’s remans exploded. T-Hawk gave Sekifuda the Nightride and then the Cerberus knee strike for the one count victory.

We got a rare sighting of a single Brahman Brother wrestling. Brahman Shu was out sing so Brahman Kei was by himself. Good thing Naomi Yoshimura got in the Brahman spirit of things and joined in with Shu’s antics. So did Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura. They stole the buckets of water and threw them at their opponents. Shu placed a suitcase against Endo & Nomura for Yoshimura to throw a bowling ball at. Kei threw the briefcase but Endo ducked and Yoshimura got hit. Nomura blinded Kei with the black India Ink and Endo pinned him with the Puma Toke de Espaldas. Kei blamed the loss on the flu.

The team bonding continued with Daisuke Sasaki wearing similar yankee gear as Yuko Miyamoto. The team of Yuki Ueno & Takuho Kato gelled well together too. Kato held Ueno up on seated on his shoulders and threw him on top of Sasaki for a nearfall. Miyamoto hit Yeno with a Handspring Kneel Kick and then dropped him with the Fire Thunder. The match ended when Sasaki submitted Ueno with the Cross Facelock.

The 1st Round ended with a Lighttube Death Match. Shunma Katsumata has been wanting to do more violent matches so this was his chance. He brought along his own lighttube with Lego attached to it. Takumi Tsukamoto & Kankuro Hoshino gave Katsumata a death match baptism by smashing lighttubes over him. They had control early until Katsumata did some violent spots of his own with the help of Toshiyuki Sakuda. He broke a bundle of lighttubes taped together and revealed there were even more Lego blocks hidden inside it! He gave Hoshino the ¡Hasta la vista! onto the pile but Tsukamoto broke it up. Tsukamoto placed a plastic bag over Katsumata to suffocate him then hit the Zudon for the win. They shook hands after the match and Katsumata smashed the last remaining lighttube over his own head.

Round 2

Round 2 began with a bit of an upset. Nakanoue & Iino defeated Takeshita & Kamitani, ending Takeshita’s streak of reaching the final! The Double Choke Slam was the difference maker again, this time with Iino hitting the Spear on Kamitani to in the match.

As the tournament progressed, the team bonds were getting stronger. Aoki came out wearing matching HARASHIMA gear. Meanwhile Sekimoto joined Brookes in given Aoki a wet willy while he was in a Camel Clutch. HARASHIMA went for the Somato but Brookes dodged it and caught him in the Octopus Stretch. With HARASHIMA held in place, nobody could stop Sekimoto from pinning Aoki with a Lariat.

There was no nonsense in the Endo & Nomura versus Kawakami & T-Hawk match. Nomura was double teamed on while Endo was cut off from rescuing him. But Nomura escaped from the Nightraide and put Kawakami in a Cross Armbreaker. Kawakami tried to roll out but Nomura clasped his legs into a Cradle to pin him for the flash three count.

The last match in the 2n Round turned weird. Miyamoto came out dressed like Shinobu Kandori. Then Hoshino came out looking like Kenshiro from Fist Of The North Star. He used many of Kenshiro’s attacks but when he told Sasaki “You are already dead” Miyamoto hit him in the back with a chair. Sasaki then made Hoshino quickly tap to the Cross Facelock.

Semi Finals

The tournament was now down to four teams. Nakanoue & Iino threw Endo off the top rope then set Nomura up for the Haka Elbow. Iino went for the Spear but Nomura blocked it with a High Kick. Endo came in to hit a Handspring Overhead Kick before pinning Iino with the Shooting Star Press.

Miyamoto decided to return the favour to Sasaki by wearing a leather jacket and carrying around the DAMNATION signboard. Their run came to an end here when Brookes caught Sasaki by surprise with a Cutter and Sekimoto capitalised with the German Suplex.

Special 6-Man Tag Match

Before the final took place there was a non-tournament 6-Man Tag to get through. At this point in the show it was almost midnight. The countdown appeared on the screen while Danshoku Dieno was up to his usual behavior in the ring. As the final seconds counted down, the locker room emptied out and everybody celebrated the new year. When they left we discovered that the wrestlers in the match were all trampled during the celebration. They recovered and slowly wrestled the rest of the match while the song “SEVEN DAYS WAR” by TM Network played over the speakers.

Final

The first complete pro wrestling match of the new decade saw Endo & Nomura defeated Sekimoto & Brookes. Sekimoto tried to German Suplex Nomura but Endo cut him off with the Springboard Overhead Kick. Nomura then tried to German Suplex Sekimoto but Brookes cut him off with a Diving Foot Stomp. Endo had to wipe out Brookes with the Sasuke Special so Nomura could hit the Dragon Suplex on Sekimoto to win the tournment!

Japan Indie Grand Prix Awards

MVP
1. Isami Kodaka
2. Konosuke Takeshita
3. Daisuke Sekimoto
4. HARASHIMA
5. Minoru Fujita

Best Bout
1. Daisuke Sekimoto Vs Michael Elgin (Big Japan, 24th August)
2. Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA (DDT, 3rd November)
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Yuko Miyamoto (Big Japan, 4th November)
4. Daisuke Sekimoto & Walter Vs Yuji Okabayashi & Yuji Hino (Big Japan, 4th November)
5. Jun Kasai Vs Toru Sugiura (FREEDOMS, 1st October)

Best Unit
1. #STRONGHEARTS
2. Kobayashi-gun
3. DAMNATION
4. Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie
5. Sento Minzoku

Best Box Office
Tied 1. DDT at Sumo Hall, 3rd November & Big Japan at Sumo Hall, 4th November
3. Muscle at Sumo Hall, 16th February
4. Shin Nemuro Pro Wrestling at Shin-Kiba 1st RING, 13th October
5. Michinoku Pro at Shinjuku FACE, 27th November

Best Newcomer
1. Keigo Nakamura
2. Toshiyuki Sakuda
3. Maku Donaruto
4. Chris Brookes
5. Asuka