Video – Nakazawa/Matsunaga Vs Cherry/Kana (Asuka’s DDT Debut)

April 10, 2020

DDT “ALL-NIGHT NON-FIX ~9.13~”, 13/09/2008
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
347 Fans – Super No Vacancy

Nakazawa-ryu Campground Pro Wrestling ~ Please Tent Up Together!: Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Cherry & Kana


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 2020” Results

February 2, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR
105 Fans – No Vacancy

1. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – 2 Count Fall Match: Moeka Haruhi defeated Banny Oikawa with the Double Wrist Armsault (5:52).
2. Special Singles Match – Jacket Match: Yuu defeated HARUKAZE with the Sode-guruma (7:29).
3. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Count-Up Fall Match: Asuka (21) Vs Cherry (45) ended in a Draw (6:21).
4. GanJo Type Lariat Pro Wrestling: Shigeko Deluxe, Miss Mongol & Kokoro Suzuki defeated KEIKO, Beauty Suzuki & Eagle Washida when Deluxe pinned Washida with a Lariat (10:51).
5. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Secret Captain’s Fall 6-Woman Tag Team Elimination Match: Moeka Haruhi, HARUKAZE (C) & Asuka defeated Cherry (C), Yuu & Banny Oikawa (9:16).
5a. Asuka eliminated Yuu by Ring Out (2:48).
5b. Cherry (C) eliminated Asuka by Ring Out (3:41).
5c. Moeka Haruhi and Banny Oikawa eliminated each other by Double Ring Out (5:42).
5d. HARUKAZE (C) eliminated Cherry (C) by Ring Out (9:16).

For the first time in almost 5 years, Ganbare☆Joshi got an entire show to themselves. This was the third of four events Ganbare☆Wrestling held in Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR today. Moeka Haruhi, HARUKAZE and Asuka got together for an exciting show against a trio representing the DDT Wrestling Classroom. Haruhi said her goal was to have a better show than the Katsumura-gun Vs Shota-gun event that took place earlier in the day.

The opening bout saw Haruhi take on Banny Oikawa in a 2 Count Fall match. With only two seconds needed to pin the opponent, the match was more tense than usual. Haruhi got one count nearfalls with a Diving Body Press and a Missile Dropkick. She was finally able to pin Oikawa with a Double Wrist Armsault.

HARUKAZE wanted a match with Yuu solely focused on mat wrestling so they both wore judo jackets. Yuu’s power was too much to handle. She used a Power Bomb to break out of a Cross Armbreaker and got a submission win by using the sleeve of HARUKAZE’s jacket to choke her out.

The last singles match of the challenge was between Asuka and Cherry in a Count Up Falls Match. Every second of a pin was added together until a target number was reached. The judges Ken Ohka, Kouki Iwasaki and Yumehito Imanari decided that the targets would be the wrestlers’ respective ages. So Asuka needed to reach 21 seconds while Cherry needed to get 45 seconds. It was an uphill battle for Cherry but her ring experience kept her on pace with Asuka. The match reached the point where Asuka was on 20 while Cherry made it to 44. One more second was needed for a winner to be declared. A Backslide Pin led to both women having their shoulders pinned at the same time so the match resulted in a draw. The team challenge would be decided in the main event.

The side attraction was a Lariat match between a bunch of mostly male wrestlers doing cross dressing gimmicks. Miss Mongol was the odd one out here. There was confusion when KEIKO (Keisuke Ishii) wrestled topless. Shigeko Deluxe (Shigehiro Irie) made her regret it with Chops in the corner. Theme songs of famous Lariat users played throughout the match. The Lariats turned to Dropkicks when the music changed to the AJW theme song. Eagle Washida (Shuhei Washida) got booed when he did Big Boots although to be fair “Soul Of A Champion” began to play so she was really doing a Giant Baba tribute. She did Neckbreaker Drops which are close enough to Lariats. She then did Sling Blades when “HIGH ENERGY” played. She then did a Rainmaker pose but Shigeko clocked her with a Lariat for the win.

The main event was a Secret Captain’s Fall Elimination match. Defeat the team captain to win but the captain would not be revealed until they were eliminated. Over The Top Rope eliminations were included and that was how the wrestlers were taken out of the match. When it came down to HARUKAZE and Cherry it was clear that they were both the captains. Cherry ended up standing on the ring apron and was knocked to the floor with a Spear to make the GanJo team the winners!

HARUKAZE said when she joined Ganpro, she was the only woman in the group so she was worried if she would be accepted. She didn’t get much cheers for her early matches but as time went by more and more fans supported her. Now she feels like she is a member of Ganpro.


MAO Vs HARASHIMA Or Tanaka? How Many Right To Challenge Gauntlets? Who Is Showing Up Now?

January 24, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 25/01/2020
Osaka City Higashinari Ward Center

1. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1A: Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa & Raku Vs Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko
2. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Round 1B: Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Rka Tatsumi Vs Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Sena Shiori
3. Akemi Daredasore Vs La Jarochita
4. Maki Itoh Vs Dalys
5. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Winners Of Match 1A
6. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Winners Of Match 1B
7. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
8. Osaka Sannin Matsuri – Final: X, X & X Vs X, X & X

Which trio will win the 30,000 yen gift voucher for restaurants around the Osaka area?

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2020”, 26/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Masahiro Takanashi, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura
2. Gamo & L’Oréal Presents Hair Arrange Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Super Sasadango Machine Vs MAO & Hiroshi Yamato
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Yukio Naya Vs Antonio Honda Vs Shinya Aoki Vs Yasu Urano
5. Special Single Match To Have Naomichi Marufuji Remember Your Name: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuki Iino
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Masato Tanaka

Even though he won the D-Ou Grand Prix and was undefeated throughout the tournament, Masato Tanaka will not consider himself the strongest wrestler in DDT until he beats HARASHIMA to win the KO-D Openweight Title. He realises that the circumstances around this weekend’s match is very different from the 30 minute draw they had back in December. HARASHIMA claims he fought to win that time but still had fun, perhaps too much of it. This time he wants to fight like the champion he is.

Yuki Iino is fired up to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles on his own. He doesn’t trust Chihiro Hashimoto and she doesn’t trust him. Hashimoto has since made comments calling Iino an idiot that has made him angry.

Naomichi Marufuji still does not remember ever meeting Kazuki Hirata or having drinks with him. Hirata handed over a pair of Hirata GO! glasses to jog his memory but Marufuji broke them instead.

Three Right To Challenge Gauntlets are up for grabs in the Battle Royal. The match will end when all three prizes are claimed. However they don’t seem to be the only Gauntlets around this time.

BASARA “BASARA 118 ~THE 4TH FOX PRINCE DAY~”, 26/01/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

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

Over at BASARA the crew is putting on a same day doubleheader. On the afternoon show the IRON FIST TAG Titles are on the line in a rematch between new champions Speed Of Sounds against the former champs IRON PRIEST.

BASARA “BASARA 119 ~THE 4TH FOX PRINCE NIGHT~”, 26/01/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: SAGAT, Tsutomu Oosugi & Masato Kamino Vs Daiki Shimomura, Yasu Urano & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Takumi Tsukamoto, Banana Senga & Tetsuo Usui Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Daichi Kazato
3. FUMA & Takato Nakano Vs Yusuke Kubo & Fuminori Abe
4. Isami Kodaka Vs Ryota Nakatsu

The evening show looks a bit random other than the main event. That match is between the two wrestlers who failed to win the Union MAX Title from Masahiro Takanashi. If the match set up is good enough for Kota Ibushi and Jay White then it’s good enough for Isami Kodaka and Ryota Nakatsu.

DDT “VALENTINE ITABASHI SERIES 2020”, 01/02/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Match: Yuki Iino Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 3 Way Match Anytime Anywhere: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie
3. 4 Way Match Anytime Anywhere: Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao Vs Akito
4. Beloved Hometown! Itabashi Specialty Special 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Masato Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda Vs MAO & Makoto Oishi

Apparently there’s three more Gauntlets for a total of six?

We know MAO will be facing the KO-D Champion in February but DDT aren’t taking any chances for one of the preview matches. MAO will face both HARASHIMA and Tanaka in a 3 Way Tag no matter who the KO-D Champion is after this weekend. Tanaka is bringing in his old FMW buddy Tetsuhiro Kuroda to team with him.

Cody Hall and Hiroshi Yamato will be on the show.

DDT “IBARAKI DE IKAPPEYO KATSUPE 2020”, 02/02/2020
Ibaraki Kasumigaura Cultural Gymnasium

1. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs MAO, Makoto Oishi Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Cody Hall Vs Yuki Iino
3. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
4. Ibaraki Hero Hayato “Mach” Sakurai & Tanomusaku Toba Triumph! Kasumigaura Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Hayato Sakurai & Tanomusaku Toba Vs Masahiro Takanashi, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya

MMA fighter Hayato “Mach” Sakurai returns to DDT after making a few visits to the promotion just over a year ago. Last time he accompanied Tanomusaku Toba to coach him from ringside. This time he will join him inside the ring to wrestle a match.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Count-Up Fall Match: Asuka Vs Cherry
2. Special Singles Match – Jacket Match: HARUKAZE Vs Yuu
3. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – 2 Count Fall Match: Moehiko Harumisawa Vs Banny Oikawa
4. GanJo Type Lariat Pro Wrestling: KEIKO, Beauty Suzuki & Eagle Washida Vs Shigeko Deluxe, Miss Mongol & Kokoro Suzuki
5. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Secret Captain’s Fall 6-Woman Tag Team Elimination Match: Moehiko Harumisawa, HARUKAZE & Asuka Vs Cherry, Yuu & Banny Oikawa

The surprise opponent for Cherry is Asuka! The original plan was to reveal her on the day of the show but Ganbare☆Wrestling pushed ahead to announce her due to fans not wanting to wait that long.

Daisuke Kiso is making the main event a Secret Captain’s Fall Elimination match. The match will end when a team captain is eliminated. The twist is no one knows who the captains are until the elimination happens.

Kiso only found out recently that HARUKAZE does not own a judo jacket. She might have to borrow one from Gota Ihashi.

Moeka Haruhi had to be renamed Moehiko Harumisawa after a 3 Way Match gone wrong yesterday. More on that below.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “AIJO 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Toyama Vs Hokkaido Full Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Shigeyuki Kawahara
2. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Lotte Vs Hiroshima Full Battle: Shota Vs Shiori Asahi
3. Ganpro Three Big Singles Match – Nemuro Vs Hakodate Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuhiro Kuroda
4. Be A Man, Ihashi! Ganpro Special Tag Match: Gota Ihashi & HARUKAZE Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Ganpocha-gun Vs THE HALFEE: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Moehiko Harumisawa, Katsuzaki Shunosuke & Washi Sakurai

Yesterday a match was held between Moeka Haruhi, Shuichiro Katsumura and Shuhei Washida where the loser had to change their name. A contested result ended up with all three wrestlers changing their name. As mentioned above Haruhi is now Harumisawa, Katsumura is now Katsuzaki Shunosuke and Washida is now Washi Sakurai. Together the trio are called THE HALFEE.

BOYZ “(BRAND NEW) BOYZ α -VALENTINE EDITION-”, 11/02/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. BOYZ Style Dancing Song Show -Nori, Glasses, Hiroshi And Kazuki-: Hiroshi Yamato Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. BOYZ Ace Showdown: MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Fairy BOYZ: Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura
4. BOYZ-Like Exchange Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shuichiro Tominaga & Shota
5. HomoClo Revival: Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Akito Vs HARASHIMA, Keisuke Ishii & Mizuki Watase

The latest match added to the BOYZ show is an all singing, all dancing affair between Yamato and Hirata.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIZUMOTO GENERAL SPORTS CENTER GYM 4TH ANNIVERSARY POOL PRO WRESTLING”, 22/03/2020
Tokyo Mizumoto Sports Center Gymnasium Heated Pool

1. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Yumehito Imanari & Shota Vs Hiroshi Yamato, Cherry & Gota Ihashi

Ganpro saw DDT hold a wrestling match at a swimming pool and thought “We gotta try that out!”


New Year’s Tag Changes, January Updates, Great Nita Returns, Tanaka Gets Title Shot

December 30, 2019

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

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Daichi Hashimoto & Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Hideyoshi Kamitani
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Iino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hashimoto
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1C: HARASHIMA & Yuya Aoki Vs El Lindaman & Yukio Naya
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Yuji Okabayashi & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1E: Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk Vs Soma Takao & Kota Sekifuda
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1F: Brahman Kei & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1G: Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yuki Ueno & Takuho Kato
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1H: Takumi Tsukamoto & Kankuro Hoshino Vs Toshiyuki Sakuda & Shunma Katsumata
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1E Vs Winners Of Match 1F
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1G Vs Winners Of Match 1H
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
15. New Year’s Eve! Defeat Hunger! Very Funny! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino, Drew Parker & Mizuki Watase
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

There is a flu going around this week and it hit the Big Japan roster pretty hard. A number of wrestlers had to pull out of shows this week either due to the flu or high fevers. Ryuji Ito, Isami Kodaka, Ryota Hama, Brahman Shu, Orca Uto and Yuki Ishikawa are all out of the New Year’s Eve show. This means five teams had to be changed with one team entirely getting replaced. The changes are as follows:

Konosuke Takeshita & Orca Uto -> Konosuke Takeshita & Hideyoshi Kamitani
Ryota Hama & Yuki Ueno -> Yuki Ueno & Takuho Kato
Brahman Brothers & Naomi Yoshimura -> Brahman Kei & Naomi Yoshimura
Isami Kodaka & Yuki Ishikawa -> Takumi Tsukamoto & Kankuro Hoshino
Ryuji Ito & Shunma Katsumata -> Toshiyuki Sakuda & Shunma Katsumata

DDT “NEW YEAR SPECIAL GIFT! ALL SEATS 2,000 YEN BOX OFFICE!! 2020”, 03/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Iino Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato
3. New Year! Special 3 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Super Sasadango Machine
4. HARASHIMA & Shinya Aoki Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
5. MAO Triumph Match: MAO Vs Shunma Katsumata
6. New Year! Special Worldwide Match: Masato Tanaka Vs Chris Brookes
7. Tetsuya Endo & X Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

This is the match order for the first DDT show of 2020.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Sena Shiori Debut Match: Sena Shiori & Makoto Kiryu Vs Haruna Neko & Mina Shirakawa
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
3. Saki Akai Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Aja Kong, Raku & Pom Harajuku Vs Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi
5. Natsumi Maki Return Match: Natsumi Maki Vs Sareee
6. Mizuki Vs Thunder Rosa
7. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) Vs Hikari Noa
8. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
9. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

And this is the match order for the first Tokyo Joshi Pro show of 2020.

DDT “NEW YEAR DRAMATIC ITABASHI SERIES 2020”, 05/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. MAO Vs Makoto Oishi
3. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata

The newly established team of Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi are ready to cause havoc in DDT. Higuchi thinks the place just hasn’t been the same without him.

DDT “ROJO PRO WRESTLING IN HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES WINTER (2020)”, 11/01/2020
Tokyo Big Sight West 1.2 Hall

1. Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya Vs MAO & Keigo Nakamura

A new year and a new chance to take up a visit to the arts & crafts festival.

DDT “WRESTLE SHIOKONBU! 2020”, 12/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. Akito Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
3. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Saki Akai Vs Rina Yamashita
4. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Pokotan (w/ Danshoku Dieno)
5. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Osaka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Makoto Oishi Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuni

Yuni will say farewell to his childhood as he gets ready for full-fledged pro wrestling training.

The 3rd opponent in Saki Akai’s series is Rina Yamashita. She has been making waves lately as a death match wrestler.

DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi
2. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Akito
3. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Special Tag Match In Osaka: Tetsuya Endo & Yuni Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Kuishinbo Kamen, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
5. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie

Oh shit what if Yuni joins DAMNATION when he’s old enough?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆ONITA OYA☆PRO WRESTLING RAISING A FLAG”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. Special 3 Way Match: Miss Mongol Vs Ultimate Spider Jr. Vs Shuhei Washida
2. Special Single Match: Thunder Rosa Vs Itsuki Aoki
3. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki
5. Scramble Bunkhouse Street Fight 6-Man Tag Death Match: The Great Nita, Ken Ohka & Hiroaki Moriya Vs Kenichiro Arai, Guts Ishijima & Shota

Due to other commitments of the legal kind, Atsushi Onita is unable to wrestle on this show. However he already went and gotten his replacement. He found The Great Nita wandering around the Indian Ocean and heard Nita wanted to celebrate the new year in Japan. So Onita invited him to visit and take his place in the main event. This will be the first wrestling match for The Great Nita since August 2017.

Yukio Naya met with Onita and asked if he could be part of the next Bakuha Koshien show on 28th March. Onita will consider it if Naya renames himself Taiho III after his grandfather Taiho Koki.

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2020”, 26/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Masato Tanaka

In the D-Ou Grand Prix, the final block match between HARASHIMA and Masato Tanaka ended in a time limit draw. Out of this result Tanaka qualified for the final and ended up winning the tournament. But he will not consider DDT fully conquered until he can beat HARASHIMA. The KO-D Openweight Champion feels the same and is putting the title on the line for the chance to beat Tanaka.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 2020”, 02/02/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – Count-Up Fall Match: X Vs Cherry
2. Special Singles Match – Jacket Match: HARUKAZE Vs Yuu
3. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle – 2 Count Fall Match: Moeka Haruhi Vs Banny Oikawa
4. GanJo Type Lariat Pro Wrestling: KEIKO, Beauty Suzuki & Eagle Washida Vs Shigeko Deluxe, Miss Mongol & Kokoro Suzuki
5. GanJo Vs DDT Wrestling Classroom Full Battle 6-Woman Tag Team Elimination Match: Moeka Haruhi, HARUKAZE & X Vs Cherry, Yuu & Banny Oikawa

Daisuke Kiso wanted the main event to definitively decided which team is better so he made it an Elimination Tag Match.

The 2 Count match was made to even the playing field between Moeka Haruhi and the less experienced Banny Oikawa.

Both HARUKAZE and Yuu will be wrestling in judo jackets because HARUKAZE wants the match to be entirely about grappling and groundwork.

The Count-Up Fall Match adds up the pinfall counts a wrestler makes. The first to reach their total count up to a predetermined number wins. Cherry’s opponent will be revealed on the day of the show. The mystery wrestler is hinted to be very beautiful and will also be a regular for Ganbare☆Wrestling in 2020.

Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie, Shota, Shuhei Washida and Shin Suzuki were all meant to be on the show but now they will not be there. Luckily a bunch of “joshi” replacements were quickly found.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS” Results

December 15, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 15/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall
201 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino defeated Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura when Takeshita pinned Nakamura with a Blue Thunder Bomb (11:30).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Limit Battle Royal: Saki Akai defeated Makoto Oishi (c), Toru Owashi, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase, Yukio Naya, Hisaya Imabayashi and D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy (10:00).
2a. Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:30).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,449th champion.
2b. Saki Akai defeated Toru Owashi (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:35).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,450th champion.
2c. Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Saki Akai (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:39).
*Tomomitsu Matsunaga becomes the 1,451st champion.
2d. Masahiro Takanashi defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:42).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1,452nd champion.
2e. D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c) by Pinfall (6:18).
*D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy becomes the 1,453rd champion.
2f. Hisaya Imabayashi defeated D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy (c) by Pinfall (7:21).
*Hisaya Imabayashi becomes the 1,454th champion.
2g. Saki Akai defeated Hisaya Imabayashi (c) by submission (9:22).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,455th champion.
3. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) defeated Cherry with the Spring Night Love (6:15).
*V1 for Gorgeous Matsuno.
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Endo submitted Modified Yurikamome Hold (8:08).
5. Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata defeated Bull James & Antonio Honda when Hirata pinned Honda with the GO! GO! Splash (11:07).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi (4) defeated Soma Takao (4) with the God’s Right Knee (8:16).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Naomi Yoshimura (2) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (8) with a Cradle (16:12).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (9) Vs Masato Tanaka (11) ended in a Time Limit Draw (30:00).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Saki Akai (c) with a Cradle (4:42 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,456th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Cradle (4:43 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,457th champion.

B Block

1. Masato Tanaka (11)
2. HARASHIMA (9)
3. Daisuke Sasaki (8)
4. Yukio Sakaguchi (4)
-. Soma Takao (4)
-. Bull James (4)
7. Naomi Yoshimura (2)

The final of the D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 is now set. Masato Tanaka completes an undefeated run in the B Block but has not quite pulled off a clean sweep. With an earlier result on the show giving HARASHIMA one last lifeline to reach the final, he couldn’t afford to lose against Tanaka. With both becoming their most stubborn version of themselves as the match progressed, a win was not coming for either of them. Tanaka kicked out of the Firebird Splash while HARASHIMA got a rope break after the Sliding D to the back of the head. Tanaka avoided the Somato and gave HARASHIMA a Back Drop Hold when the bell rang for the time limit draw. With this result, Tanaka finishes on top of the block uncontested. He and HARASHIMA shook hands after the match and praised each other.

The final at Korakuen Hall on 28th December is now confirmed to be Tetsuya Endo Vs Masato Tanaka! Endo came out and said he worked out long ago that Tanaka was going to make it this far. He then asked Tanaka if he wanted to come work for DAMNATION. Tanaka slapped away Endo’s hand, rejecting his offer. Endo warned at Korakuen he will show what it means to decline his offer. Tanaka said there are a lot of companies with new young wrestlers now on top. But there are still the older wrestlers around and he is different from everyone else. The two pressed their heads together for a face off before Endo left.

Whatever slim chances Daisuke Sasaki had left to top the group vanished when he lost to Naomi Yoshimura. For Yoshimura the result ended his Grand Prix losing streak. In an even stronger message, Yoshimura kicked out of the Pedigree with a one count. Almost a year ago Yoshimura suffered a cervical sprain when Sasaki spiked him with that move. Sasaki hit another Pedigree but Yoshimura kicked out again this time at 2. Sasaki went for La Mistica Crossface Lock but Yoshimura used his power to block the transition and then drop down on top of Sasaki to pin him for the three count. With this win Yoshimura wants a KO-D Tag Team Titles match. He also wants that match to avenge his earlier defeat to Soma Takao.

The other remaining D-Ou match had nothing but pride on the line. Yukio Sakaguchi countered the Reverse Gory Special Bomb into a Sleeper Hold. Takao rolled him into a pin to break it up then attempted the Gin And Tonic. When that didn’t work, Takao ran to the ropes. On the rebound Sakaguchi struck him with the God’s Right Knee for the win. Backstage Sakaguchi reflected on the current state of the D-Ou Grand Prix after three tournaments. He mentioned some of the absences. Kazusada Higuchi was injured and MAO is wrestling overseas so they have excuses. But Sakaguchi doesn’t understand why half of ALL OUT stayed away from the Grand Prix this time around.

In non-tournament matches, Chris Brookes used a chop to the neck to knockout Bull James. James fell on top of Antonio Honda and Kazuki Hirata did the GO! GO! Splash onto both of them for the pin. Hirata said he is going to change gears when he challenges Keisuke Ishii for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title in Ganbare☆Wrestling on 22nd December. Hirata will also hold a special 10th Anniversary show on 14th March next year.

Gorgeous Matsuno used one of Cherry’s trademark moves against her to defend the O-40 Title. Cherry went for the Spring Night Love but Matsuno ended up pinning her with a reversal. Matsuno called Cherry an unexpected dark horse to challenge him. Even though the title is for over-forties there is still an 18 year difference between the two of them. Matsuno will continue to defend the title so he can share his middle-aged dreams, hopes and spirits with the fans.

The Time Limit Battle Royal was dusted off for today’s Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title defence. Makoto Oishi entered as the champion and had to survive 10 minutes against the rest of the field. He told his opponents he wanted to protect the championship until his new born daughter grows up. However Yukio Naya wanted to win the title because he hasn’t won a belt in DDT yet, so Oishi’s plea fell on deaf ears. A chain of Headscissors outside the ring resulted in the Iron Man Title changing hands four times at once with Masahiro Takanashi ending up as the current champion. Mizuki Watase noticed the D-Ou Grand Prix trophy was nearby so he carried it over and pressed it down on Takanashi to pin him. However Yukinori Matsui declared that the trophy was now the champion and not Watase! Matsui brought the trophy into the ring and Watase climbed the ropes threatening to hit it with a Missile Dropkick. Hisaya Imabayashi ran in and dove onto the trophy to protect it but Matsui thought he was pinning it so he counted to three and made Imabayashi the new champion! Imabayashi used the microphone to defend himself from Naya and the others until Saki Akai got her hands on him. She set him up for the Quetzalcoatl and Imabayashi got so scared of taking the move that he instantly gave up. Akai was the champion when time ran out which means she won the match. However at the end of the show more title changes happened and Toru Owashi left as the champion.


D-Ou Rolls On, Cherry O-40 Challenge, January Title Matches

December 4, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN ITABASHI”, 05/12/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Akito, Makoto Oishi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Mizuki Watase
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Bull James & Antonio Honda
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Iino (2) Vs Chris Brookes (1)
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (1) Vs Yuki Ueno (2)
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi (2) Vs Masato Tanaka (6)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (2) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (2)

After a short break the D-Ou Grand Prix is back for a show tomorrow before embarking on a tripleshot next week.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 14/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Akito & Yukio Naya Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda
3. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
4. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Bull James
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Keisuke Ishii
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Iino Vs Chihiro Hashimoto

The tripleshot begins with two days in Harajuku.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 15/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata Vs Bull James & Antonio Honda
2. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Saki Akai Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
4. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) Vs Cherry
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA Vs Masato Tanaka
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Naomi Yoshimura
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

There once was a time when Cherry’s age was one of the greatest secrets in pro wrestling. But nowadays she is comfortable with people knowing how old she is. Plus at 45 years of age she qualifies for the O-40 Title. She expressed interest in challenging for the belt when she found out about its existence.

The Battle Royal will go ahead with or without the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title.

DDT “WRESTLE SHIOKONBU! 2020”, 12/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Mike Bailey

Speedball returns for a DDT Extreme Title match in January.

DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Kuishinbo Kamen, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match gets a little Osaka flavour with Kuishinbo Kamen on the challenger side.


YAROZ “YAROZ PART 8” Results

November 12, 2019

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 8”, 12/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
132 Fans

1. YaroZ-gun Vs Ikemen-gun All Out Battle!: Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated SAGAT & Naomi Yoshimura when Akito pinned SAGAT with a School Boy (10:43).
2. Reiwa’s 1st YaroZ Cover Girl Decision Match: Cherry defeated Banny Oikawa with the Cherryton Bomb (6:12).
3. FFF (Fundoshi For Future) Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Hoshitango Vs Yuki Iino & Yumehito Imanari ended in a No Contest (9:20).
4. Rounds Handicap Match: Hideki Sekine defeated Gota Ihashi & Keigo Nakamura by TKO when Sekine used a Bearhug on Nakamura (R4 1:49).
5. Sensual Novel Death Match: Naoki Tanizaki Vs Hiroshi Yamato (Special Referee: Danshoku Dieno) was won by Enya (19:33).
6. YaroZ-gun Vs Ikemen-gun All Out Battle!: Ken Ohka, Antonio Honda & Toru Owashi defeated Jiro Kuroshio, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase when Honda pinned Watase with the Diving Fist Drop (12:48).

See if this sounds familiar. The Ikemen Army kidnapped the guest idol (this time it was Sakurako-san) and the YaroZ Army beat them in the main event to rescue her. The Ikemen refused to let her go but Cherry and Banny Oikawa entered the ring for the save. This time however Jiro Kuroshio and Makoto Oishi fought them off and said the usual YaroZ ending wasn’t going to be repeated. When all hope was lost, Yukio Sakaguchi entered the ring. He isn’t with BOYZ anymore so he is joining YaroZ today! Sakaguchi chased off the Ikemen Army and rescued the women. The YaroZ asked Oikawa and Sakurako-san to hang out with them after the show but they turned them all down. Cherry wanted to hang out though, specifically with Keigo Nakamura. He didn’t want to because he thinks Cherry is as old as his mother. Cherry didn’t care and she dragged Nakamura out of the ring.

The Sensual Novel Death Match had Naoki Tanizaki and Hiroshi Yamato reading erotica to Ryuichi Sekine after every 2 count pin or submission. Danshoku Dieno was there to help determine if Sekine was aroused enough to end the match. Unfortunately no amount of erotic storytelling could excite Sekine. As more stories were told, wrestlers and ringside personnel were getting aroused, even Dieno! Sekine was exiting the ring when an Enya song played over the speakers. That did it! Everyone was too aroused to do anything so the match ended with Enya as the winner.

Sakurako-san was on the show to be the round girl for the Handicap Match. She began fully dressed and took off a piece of clothing after every round. Hideki Sekine destroyed Gota Ihashi & Keigo Nakamura but all of the referees and other wrestlers did what they could to keep the match going and complete the striptease. Yuya Okada eventually had enough and ended the match when Sekine squeezed the life out of Nakamura with a Bearhug. Yukinori Matsui attacked Okada and wrestled him over the decision. Sakurako-san calmed everyone down by stripping down to her bikini. That was when the Ikemen Army kidnapped her.

The Fundoshi match ended in a No Contest when Yuki Iino was so excited from hitting the Spear that he tried to remove his loincloth. Matsui blocked him and called for the bell.


Video – Halloween Cosplay 3 Way Match

October 30, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WORKING MAN 2019”, 26/10/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
136 Fans

Halloween Cosplay 3 Way Match: Moeka Haruhi Vs HARUKAZE Vs Cherry


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WORKING MAN 2019” Results

October 26, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WORKING MAN 2019”, 26/10/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
136 Fans

1. If You Do It, Start Over! Shuhei Washida Trial Singles Match: Shigehiro Irie defeated Shuhei Washida with the Beast Splash (9:43).
2. Halloween Cosplay 3 Way Match: Cherry defeated Moeka Haruhi and HARUKAZE when Cherry pinned HARUKAZE with the Spring Night Love (5:18).
3. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka defeated Takato Nakano with the Fire Spear (8:46).
4. Iwasaki Family Vs Momota Family: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Chikara with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (12:01).
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles ~ Hattoshite Good Alps Industry Vs Gakusei Pro Wrestlers: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) defeated Yumehito Imanari, Joji Otani & Shin Suzuki when Shota pinned Imanari with a Leg Roll Clutch (15:46).
*V2 for Real GUTS Army.
6. Special Tag Match Right Before Ryogoku – Indie Jr. Champions! Defended 11 Times In Total: Keisuke Ishii & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka when Katsumura submitted Ohka with the Ninja Choke (29:50).

The main event came close to ending in a time limit draw. In the final minute Shuichiro Katsumura put Ken Ohka in the Ninja Choke while Keisuke Ishii got rid of Isami Kodaka with the Tiger Suplex. Ohka used a Vertical Drop Brainbuster to try and fight out of the choke but Katsumura held on and got the submission victory. Kodaka criticised Ohka for not lasting another 10 seconds to get the draw. But he was impressed by how strong Ishii & Katsumura are. He hopes to face them again even if his independent status makes it a little less possible. Ishii said he was surrounded by champions so he couldn’t lose today. He is now the best Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion of the bunch! Katsumura credited his drive to win back the title as the reason he won today. Ohka pointed out that he wrestled twice on the show.

For the Cosplay match Moeka Haruhi dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood, HARUKAZE was dressed as a Kyonshi vampire and Cherry was dressed as Haruhi, wearing her entire wrestling gear. The match finish had Haruhi climbing the corner to do the Diving Foot Stomp to HARUKAZE but Cherry snuck in and pinned HARUKAZE with the Spring Night Love before Haruhi could jump.

Shigehiro Irie offered to shake Shuhei Washida’s hand after their match. Washida slapped him across the face. An angry Irie kicked Washida away in response.

Kodaka got to reunite with Cherry at the end of the show. The two were part of Union Pro together from its launch to its closure. Their message is all wrestling is connected. You are alive with professional wrestling!


DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE ~FOLLOW ME, THE DREAM IS STILL AHEAD~” Results

September 15, 2019

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE ~FOLLOW ME, THE DREAM IS STILL AHEAD~”, 15/09/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall
430 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Yoshimura pinned Shimatani with the Shonenba (8:59).
0. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno Proxy War – Glove Match: Pokotan (w/ Sayaka Obihiro) defeated Chupacabra (w/ Miyako Haru) with a Straight Right Punch (R1 1:15).
1. Ryogoku Gauntlet Tag Match: Hoshitango & Seiya Morohashi defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Riho, Gaijin A & Gaijin A, Konosuke Takeshita & Gorgeous Matsuno, Emi Sakura & Cherry, Saki Akai & Mei Suruga, Gota Ihashi & Shota (w/ Chinsuke Nakamura) and Yasu Urano & Ken Ohka.
1a. Antonio Honda & Riho defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Riho pinned Hirata with the Kurukuru Ribbon (1:47).
1b. Antonio Honda & Riho defeated Gaijin A & Gaijin A by Ring Out (5:46).
1c. Konosuke Takeshita & Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Antonio Honda & Riho when Takeshita submitted Honda with the Walls Of Takeshita (9:44).
1d. Emi Sakura & Cherry defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Gorgeous Matsuno when Sakura pinned Matsuno with a Cradle (3:14).
1e. Saki Akai & Mei Suruga defeated Emi Sakura & Cherry when Suruga pinned Sakura with the Shoulder Wheel Propeller Clutch (3:37).
1f. Saki Akai & Mei Suruga defeated Gota Ihashi & Shota (w/ Chinsuke Nakamura) when Akai pinned Ihashi with the Rookie Award (1:38).
1g. Yasu Urano & Ken Ohka defeated Saki Akai & Mei Suruga when Urano pinned Suruga with a Cradle (1:12).
1h. Hoshitango & Seiya Morohashi defeated Yasu Urano & Ken Ohka when Morohashi submitted Ohka with the Crippler Crossface (4:00).
2. Super Sasadango Machine defeated DJ Nira with the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock (10:40).
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO & Tanomusaku Toba (w/ Poison Sawada JULIE) when Sasaki pinned Takagi with a School Boy (10:18).
4. Kagetora & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno when Kagetora pinned Ueno with the Gurumakakari (12:50).
5. Masahiro Takanashi defeated Danshoku Dieno with the Takatonic (17:45).

There were a lot of reunions and old faces appearing today to celebrate Masahiro Takanashi’s 16 years as a pro wrestler. In the main event Takanashi fought Danshoku Dieno with Muscle Sakai and Yusuke Inokuma in Dieno’s corner. Takanashi used some of Dieno’s own moves against him including a Lip Lock on the top turnbuckle. It was to set up an Avalanche Takatonic but Dieno countered it into an Avalanche Implant. But there was still life left in Takanashi. He avoided the Danshoku Driver and stunned Dieno with Thrust Kicks until he could win with the Takatonic.

After the match Takanashi was reunited with KUDO and Yukio Sakaguchi. KUDO said it felt good to be inside a wrestling ring again. It’s not a place to talk but a place to fight. He assured everyone that he will come back to wrestling in the near future. Takanashi said that today felt like everybody was coming home. Everyone here is different but they all protect DDT with their own way of fighting. He will continue to do the same because there must be a ring for everyone to come home to, no matter where they are. Last year Takanashi lost his 15th anniversary match in this venue. He walked out without saying a word. This year things went better for him and he wants to stand in front of the fans, thanking them for coming today to see him. Later backstage Takanashi announced that he is will not be entering the upcoming D-Ou Grand Prix tournament. He cited his poor performances in the previous two tournaments as his reason. DDT was going to offer him a spot again but Takanashi turned it down so he can go on a different path he wants to take.

HARASHIMA and Kagetora shook hands after their tag match.

DAMNATION thought they were going to have a 4 on 1 advantage against Sanshiro Takagi. However Takagi gathered together an all star team of DDT legends to even the odds. Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO & Tanomusaku Toba fought with Takagi while Poison Sawada JULIE watched from their corner. But in a twist JULIE betrayed Takagi by spraying Green Mist into his face while Takagi tried to give Daisuke Sasaki the Sit Down Himawari Bomb. Sasaki slipped out and pinned Takagi with a School Boy. JULIE told Takagi that they are enemies for life. Takashi Sasaki and Daisuke Sasaki teased a Sasaki Contra Sasaki Showdown. Daisuke Sasaki then told JULIE that if he ever comes back, he will quit DAMNATION so the two of them can run the Snake World together.

Before Match #2 began Takanashi reminded everyone that the Consumption Tax in Japan will increase to 10% this October. There are many things Takanashi wants to do before this change happens, like sending a message to two important people in his life in order to settle a lifelong rivalry between them. Hence the match between Super Sasadango Machine and DJ Nira. Sasadango came out as Muscle Sakai dressed in casual clothes. Sakai refused to wrestle Nira because he is retired. He got tricked into doing some moves and had his clothes removed to reveal his wrestling gear underneath. He still refused to wrestle. Hisaya Imabayashi got in the ring and put the Sasadango mask over Sakai’s head, granting him his approval to wrestle the match. Sasadango took control of the match and hit an F5. He then went for a Vertical Drop Brainbuster but the room went dark. A voiceover said that the Brainbuster went wrong and this was how Sasadango created his famous Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock finishing move! This entire match turned out to be Sasadango’s origin story called “Super Sasadango Machine Episode Zero”!

The Gauntlet Tag match was a visit through DDT’s past as well as Takanashi’s wrestling relationships outside the company. Antonio Honda & Riho first eliminated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Riho blocked Hirata’s knockout chop and rolled him up. The next team was supposed to be Yusuke Inokuma & MAO but they were injured before the show and a expected to be out of action for the next 30 years. Replacing them was the menacing return of Gaijin A & Gaijin A! They attacked Honda, Riho and Yukinori Matsui with sellotape, even hanging Riho over the ring ropes with it! Honda fought back and used the tape to hang both of the Gaijin A’s before knocking them to the floor for the elimination. Riho recovered in time for Konosuke Takeshita & Gorgeous Matsuno’s entry into the match. The unexpectedly sharp teamwork between Takeshita & Matsuno led to Takeshita submitting Honda with the Walls Of Takeshita after Matsuno his the Gorgeous Star Elbow. When Emi Sakura & Cherry came out, Takeshita attempted the Gorgeous Star Elbow but got caught in the ropes. Sakura was easily able to pin Matsuno without anyone there to stop her. A collision between Sakura & Cherry allowed Mei Suruga to pin Sakura with the Shoulder Propeller Clutch. Next up were Gota Ihashi, Shota & Chinsuke Nakamura all dressed up like Shuten-dōji wrestlers. Ihashi was Yukio Sakaguchi, Shota was Masahiro Takanashi and Chinsuke was KUDO. Suruga stopped Chinsuke from doing the Diving Double Knee Drop while Saki Akai pinned Ihashi with the Rookie Award. The joshi team’s run came to an end when Yasu Urano & Ken Ohka eliminated them. Urano countered the Propeller Clutch into a Cradle for the pin. The last team to come out was Hoshitango & Seiya Morohashi. They won the match when Morohashi made Ohka give up to the Crippler Crossface. However Morohashi and Ohka continued to fight after the match prompting Hoshitango and Urano to break them up.

In the boxing match Miyako Haru whistled Chupacabra down to the ring. It knocked Pokotan’s head off with an uppercut, revealing a rubber Danshoku Dieno mask underneath. Pokoton then knocked out Chupacabra with a Straight Right. Afterwards Sayako Obihiro pulled the rubber mask off to reveal Pokotan was Daichi Kakimoto!

Tomomitsu Matsunaga decided to wrestle in a sumo mawashi.