GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOTAL RECALL 2018” Results

November 22, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOTAL RECALL 2018”, 22/11/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic
54 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Forecast For Tomorrow, Occupy The Future! Clash Of Fate! Weather Forecaster Wrestler Vs Fortune Telling Wrestler!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Cherry ended in a No Contest when Yumehito Imanari interfered (5:18).
2. Mr. Showtime Vs Real Tiger Mask Again!!: Shota defeated Shuichiro Katsumura with a Cradle (8:24).
3. Elegy Of Ganpro Transfers: Keisuke Ishii Vs Kouki Iwasaki ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling’s 41 Year Old Representative Ken Ohka Send Off Match For Korakuen Hall: Ken Ohka Vs Mitomi Masayuki ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
5. Special Match: Ken Ohka defeated Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki, Shota & Yumehito Imanari when Ohka pinned Imanari with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (3:14).

Mitomi Masayuki answered Ken Ohka’s challenge in the main event, coming back to Ganbare☆Wrestling after an almost 2 year absence. Ohka came close to winning when he hit the Fire Spear but the time ran out before he could get the pin. Masayuki told Ohka he’s been watching him from the shadows ever since the last Ganpro show in Korakuen Hall. He’s watched everything from Ohka’s feud with Katsumura-gun, Ohka’s disappearance, the rise of the Imanari Revolution and now the arrival of Sento Minzoku. He understands that the fans come to see Ohka do his best and Masayuki is now inspired to do his best at Korakuen next month.

When Masayuki left the room a bunch of the regular Ganpro wrestlers approached Ohka. They all want a match with him but realise there are no more shows scheduled until Korakuen. So all of them want a match with Ohka right now! A special 4 Vs 1 Handicap Match began and Ohka survived the odds to win. Ohka thanked them for being his really good friends and he rallied the fans to end the show.

Kouki Iwasaki had Keisuke Ishii pinned in a Cradle during the final seconds of the match. Ishii was able to reach out and touch the wall. In Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic that counts as a rope break so Ishii avoided defeat and the match ended in a time limit draw.

In a rematch from last month, Shota got his win back against Shuichiro Katsumura by faking a foot injury. By playing possum, Shota lured Katsumura into giving him a Figure 4 Leg Lock. Shota countered the move into an Inside Cradle to get the three count. Shota then showed Katsumura that his injury was faked. The two of them now want one more match to settle the score.

Yumehito Imanari’s presence was felt for almost the entire show. He was mostly filming footage to be used for the intro video for December’s big event in Korakuen. He also set up an interview space on the wrestling mat to talk to some of the wrestlers between the matches. Moeka Haruhi straight up told Imanari during her interview that she didn’t want him involved in her match with Cherry because of his current habit of causing no contests whenever women wrestle each other here. Imanari tried to sneak into the match as the referee but the real referee Daisuke Kiso blocked him off. Imanari pulled Kiso away during a pin which caused Haruhi and Cherry to both attack him. Kiso then called off the match.


Boob Flag Death Match, DDT Hometown Tours, Weather Forecaster Vs Fortune Teller

November 13, 2018

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 7”, 14/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. FFF (Fundoshi For Future) Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yuki Iino
2. YaroZ Specialty! Heisei Last Glamorous No. 1 Decision Fight!: Yuna Manase Vs Himeka Arita (Special Referee: Yumehito Imanari)
3. YaroZ Specialty! Boob Flag Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs Ryuichi Sekine
4. Pro Wrestling Round System Match ~Super Dragon Vs Self-Proclaimed Gatekeeper Of DDT~: Tatsuhito Takaiwa Vs Gorgeous Matsuno (Special Ring Girl: Karin Tachibana)
5. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote Army All Out Fight!: Gota Ihashi Vs Konosuke Takeshita
6. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote Army All Out Fight!: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi & SAGAT Vs Akito, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno

The Boob Flag Death Match involves having the wrestlers stick a flag onto their chests. The first one to strip off their opponent’s flag will be the winner.

DDT “CARP IS BURNING AND WEEPING TO CARP! 2018”, 16/11/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multi-Purpose Studio

1. Kenshin Chikano Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Kazuki Hirata & Yoshihiko Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Antonio Honda & Rey Paloma
4. MAO & Kota Umeda Vs Takeshi Okada & Mizuki Watase
5. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Jun Kasai Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Danshoku Dieno will be in attendance for an autograph session. DDT is warning fans that due to Dieno’s memory loss, they cannot guarantee what his signature will look like from autograph to autograph. They also don’t know what messages Dieno will write on them so it’s probably best for fans to clearly request what they want him to say.

DDT “DRAMATIC FIGHTING SPIRIT! 2018”, 17/11/2018
Kumamoto Food Park

1. Kazuki Hirata Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Yoshihiko Vs Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi
3. Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Ueno
4. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Jun Kasai
6. Kota Umeda Local Triumph! Kumamoto Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kota Umeda & MAO

DDT’s tour of its roster’s hometowns continues with a stop in Kumamoto for Kota Umeda.

DDT “NOBUHIRO SHIMATANI LOCAL TRIUMPH BOX OFFICE! DRAMATIC DREAM TOTTEN 2018”, 18/11/2018
Yamaguchi Shimonoseki Kaikyo Messe

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Akito Vs Makoto Oishi & Kazuki Hirata
2. MAO & Antonio Honda Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yoshihiko
3. Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Iino
4. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mizuki Watase
5. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. Nobuhiro Shimatani Local Triumph! Shimonoseki Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani

The next day sees DDT heading over to Nobuhiro Shimatani’s neck of the woods. He can hardly stay in place at the other shows, what will he be like in Shimonoseki?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOTAL RECALL 2018”, 22/11/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic

1. Forecast For Tomorrow, Occupy The Future! Clash Of Fate! Weather Forecaster Wrestler Vs Fortune Telling Wrestler!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Cherry
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling’s 41 Year Old Representative Ken Ohka Send Off Match For Korakuen Hall: Ken Ohka Vs X
3. Mr. Showtime Vs Real Tiger Mask Again!!: Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
4. Elegy Of Ganpro Transfers: Keisuke Ishii Vs Kouki Iwasaki

Moeka Haruhi has been working a side gig in weather forecasting since 2014, apparently becoming one of the first professional athletes in Japan to take up such a role. Ganbare☆Wrestling came up with an idea to pit her against another forecaster, except in this case Cherry is in the fortune telling field.

BASARA “BASARA 83 ~TENACITY~”, 23/11/2018
Saitama Industrial Technology Center

1. Yuko Miyamoto Vs Takato Nakano
2. Daichi Kazato Vs Yasu Urano
3. FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Fuminori Abe
4. Nakatsu Gundan Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family: Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizara Vs SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo
5. Sento Minzoku Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs X & X
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Daiki Shimomura

Ganpro’s team will likely be announced this Saturday in Shin-Kiba 1st RING at either BASARA’s show or their own one.

Nakatsu Gundan’s early battles are still against the Iron Family.


“ALL DOIN” Results

November 9, 2018

“ALL DOIN”, 09/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
186 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Fuminori Abe, Big Bear & Movie Star defeated Naoshi Sano, Momo Ne & ZIMA Yoshida when Abe submitted Bear with a Half Crab (9:21).
3. Cherry defeated El Uranai with the Spring Night Love (4:46).
2. Hyper Misao defeated Mizuhime Saijo with a Rope Assisted School Boy (7:25).
4. Yumehito Imanari & Mikiya Sasaki (w/ GM Okuma) defeated Fumihito Kihara & Kentochu Miyahara when Sasaki submitted Miyahara with a Spinning Toe Hold (11:05).
5. 100 Glow Sticks No Electricity No Explosion Delayed Entry Battle Royal: Pipe Chair defeated Hen China (w/ Marilyn & Amy), Kim Yotchan, Sanshiro Takagi, Paul Ishida, Kim Yotchan V3, Gundan Hitori and Kim Michinoku (18:38).
5a. Sanshiro Takagi eliminated Kim Yotchan with the Stone Cold Stunner (1:29).
5b. Paul Ishida eliminated Sanshiro Takagi with the Curse (3:09).
5c. Hen China (w/ Marilyn & Amy) eliminated Kim Yotchan V3 by Ring Out (5:14).
5d. Gundan Hitori eliminated Hen China with the Mentos Cola Attack (14:34).
5e. Pipe Chair eliminated Kim Michinoku by Ring Out (18:37).
5f. Pipe Chair eliminated Gundan Hitori & Paul Ishida by Double Ring Out (18:38).
6. First Encounter! The Monster Man Of The Indies Vs Tokyo Sports 2006 Buzz Award! Special Single Match: Mecha Mummy defeated Survival Tobita with the Mach Drill (9:38).
7. MEN’S Teioh, HARASHIMA & Shota defeated Eririn Takagi, Monster Halloween & ONAKIN when Teioh submitted ONAKIN with a Cross Facelock (13:15).
8. Pero Pero Master defeated Tiger Mask V (Self-Proclaimed) with the Ultimate Pero Pero Driver (13:26).

Oh, Pero Pero Master is the name of Antonio Honda’s Hulk Hogan parody. He was victorious over Tiger Mask V (Self-Proclaimed) in the main event. Tiger Mask was as graceful as a tiger flying a blimp and was left stunned when he pulled down Pero Pero’s tights and saw he was wearing a thong with an elephant’s head on the front. Pero Pero hit the Ultimate Pero Pero Driver which is a no hands Pedigree for the win. After the match Tiger Mask had his own tights pulled down to reveal he too wears an elephant thong.

Eririn Takagi, Monster Halloween & ONAKIN did well against the veteran team of MEN’S Teioh, HARASHIMA & Shota but it all fell apart in the end. Takagi and Halloween got at each other’s throats while ONAKIN was left alone helpless against Teioh. ONAKIN was given a Back Drop and was trapped in a Cross Facelock to end the match.

For the first time in years the mythical Mecha Mummy came back to this mortal realm for a first time encounter against the man among monsters, Survival Tobita. Mummy was now armed with duel Mach Drills and hadn’t aged a day since his last match… because it’s a robot. Mummy drilled Tobita into submission and the damage was so bad, Tobita had to be stretchered out of the ring. However he still had the strength to spean into the microphone and swear revenge on Mecha Mummy!

The Battle Royal involved 100 flashlights attached to the ropes the same way lighttubes would be for deathmatches. The stipulation was so dangerous that the ring out rule was changed for everyone’s safety. Wrestlers would now get eliminated when they get thrown out over the middle rope as well as the top rope. Also before the match began it was announced that the two invisible wrestlers scheduled to enter the match both died in an unexpected accident so they would not be competing today. The 10 bell salute for them was given while the flashlights were being attached to the ropes. Among the highlights were Paul Ishida using voodoo to eliminate Sanshiro Takagi, Kim Yotchan turning into Kim Yotchan V3 by covering his face in cream, Gundan Hitori & Hen China stretching rubber bands and snapping them into Ishida, Takagi reappearing wearing a skirt made of flashlights, Hitori using the dreaded cola and Mentos combination to eliminate China and the remaining wrestlers all getting eliminated when they left the ring to rave with the fans, leaving a chair all alone in the ring. The chair was declared the winner.

Yumehito Imanari & Mikiya Sasaki entered the ring dressed like the Funk Brothers and used some of their moves to beat Fumihito Kihara & Kentochu Miyahara. Miyahara did a good Kento Miyahara parody but pointed out his one flaw. He carried a replica IWGP Title belt to the ring instead of a Triple Crown belt. He wanted to make a replica Triple Crown but admits it was easier to just buy the IWGP replica and pretend it’s the other one.

Match #2 was actually the third match on the card because Mizuhime Saijo was delayed travelling to the show. She left her phone behind in a taxi and had to go collect it. Hyper Misao pointed out that the distance from Shin-Kiba station to Shin-Kiba 1st RING is only a three minute walk so Saijo didn’t even need to take the taxi in the first place. Saijo used her water gun on Misao, Daisuke Kiso, Yuki Ueno and Yuki Iino. Apparently the water gun is harmless only to those with a beautiful heart. Kiso, Ueno and Iino were all knocked out by it. Misao claimed her heart is beautiful so she willingly got shot and collapsed afterwards. Saijo had Misao pinned but Kiso was unconscious. When he recovered, Misao rolled up Saijo with a School Boy and placed her feet on the ropes for leverage to get the three count.

El Uranai played mind games with Cherry by telling her stuff about life being short and she still isn’t married yet. It worked at first until Uranai made Cherry grab his crotch. Cherry snapped out of it when she realised how “small” Uranai is. She went on the counterattack and pinned the masked man with the Spring Night Love. Cherry not only won the match but now gained the confidence to still be living by herself.

Movie Star used a rubber swimming ring to trap his opponents by the leg and cover them with body blow punches. Everybody else in the match seemed kind of normal by comparison.

The man in charge of today MEN’S Teioh thanked everyone for coming to see the shitshow. The reason these kind of wrestling shows take place is because you can find diamonds in the rough here. “ALL DOIN” was all about bringing together the best of these diamonds to do things that can only be possible in pro wrestling. Teioh then ended the show with a battle cry. “1, 2, 3…4!”

Sanshiro Takagi thinks he may have something in his hands with ALL DOIN as a brand. He thinks the indie scene has been a bit quiet lately with a lot of doubt and cynicism whenever he talks to people about it. He remembers when FMW was considered a super indie. While ALL DOIN is obviously a very different beast, today’s show makes him wonder if something similar can be done on a regular basis today.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #15” Results

August 28, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #15”, 28/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
220 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. NO TV Match I ~ “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji Appears In His 2nd NO TV Match!: Makoto Oishi defeated Antonio Honda with a Reverse Cradle (4:39).
0. NO TV Match II ~ DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Akito & Yuki Iino when Paulie pinned Iino with the Reverse Splash (8:51).
1. Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kazuki Hirata when Bailey pinned Hirata with a Buzzsaw Kick (7:50).
2. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Ryan Davidson defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Keisuke Ishii when Irie pinned Takanashi with the Beast Bomber (8:46).
3. 2nd Generation Bachelor Rintaro Oyaizu Dating Rights 4 Way Match: Cherry defeated Yuna Manase, Maki Ito and Yuki Kamifuku when Cherry pinned Kamifuku with the Spring Night Love (7:20).
4. Special Single Match: Shinya Aoki defeated Gota Ihashi with a Foot Choke (4:22).
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani when HARASHIMA pinned Shimatani with the Somato (9:22).
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Meiko Satomura defeated Danshoku Dieno (c) with the Scorpio Rising (11:56).
*Danshoku Dieno fails in V1. Meiko Satomura cashes in her Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet. Meiko Satomura becomes the 66th KO-D Openweight Champion!

The entire direction of DDT on the road towards Sumo Hall took a massive shift today when Meiko Satomura defeated Danshoku Dieno to become the first ever female KO-D Openweight Champion! There were no games or tricks up Dieno’s sleeve for this match, he took the fight to Satomura as hard as he ever did. Even the Danshoku Nightmare used during the match was performed more like a heavy Sit Down Splash rather than just the usual humiliating squats. Satomura targeted Dieno’s shoulder but struggled when Dieno’s size advantage came into play, allowing him to absorb her kicks. The one thing Dieno didn’t count on was Satomura’s determination. She kicked out of three different Danshoku Drivers: the standard version, the Gotch-Style version and a Screwdriver version. A Vertical Drop Brainbuster did big damage to Satomura’s neck but Dieno didn’t go for the cover. Instead he went to puch Satomura into the corner with his Ippatsu move. Normally that would be a hip thrust but since his opponent was a woman, he kicked her into the corner instead. That had no effect and Satomura backed into him with an Overhead Kick. The critical moment came when Satomura did the Scorpio Rising and hit Dieno’s injured shoulder. With Dieno to hurt to defend himself, Satomura used all her power to give him a Death Valley Driver then hit one more Scorpio Rising direct to Dieno’s head for the three count.

Satomura celebrated becoming the first woman to hold the KO-D Title. Dieno requested a rematch but Satomura told him there is already somebody else she wants to defend the belt against. Shigehiro Irie! Satomura had wanted that match to be for the belt before Dieno pulled off his plan. Irie however cannot accept it. There is one thing he wants more than to win back the KO-D Title and main event Sumo Hall. He wants a singles match with Dieno, the man he blames for changing the DDT that he loved into something else! Satomura took offence to this and asked if Irie is running away from her challenge. The arguing continued until Sanshiro Takagi came down to the ring to sort it out. After congratulating Satomura for her accomplishment today, he looked at the story unfurling in front of him. Satomura wants to fight Irie, Irie wants to fight Dieno and Dieno wants to main event Sumo Hall as the champion. Takagi’s solution is a 3 Way Elimination Match with the championship on the line at the 23rd September Korakuen Hall show! The winner will without any doubt go on to main event “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” in October.

With the match agreed upon by all parties, Satomura was left to close out the show with her victory speech. She will soon become the centerpiece of Sumo Hall. She told the women of the world that the time to endure is already over. She will rise to fight the strongest men and women as the first ever female KO-D Champion!

The return of DISASTER BOX is off to a good start. HARASHIMA has an idea to improve the group and that’s to invite Kazuki Hirata to join them! Toru Owashi didn’t approve of the idea because he thought he would never have to deal with Hirata ever again. HARASHIMA cited Hirata’s performance in the King Of DDT tournament as well as a recent pinfall victory over Yukio Sakaguchi as the reasons to give him a chance. That success also got Hirata coverage in the latest issue of Shukan Puroresu so he has to be a good wrestler now. Yuki Ueno was neutral about the idea but Owashi was against it. Everyone agreed to a tag team match on next week’s episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” to determine if Hirata can join. It will be HARASHIMA & Hirata Vs Owashi & Ueno.

At first the size difference between Gota Ihashi and Shinya Aoki worked in Ihashi’s favour. He was able to stay standing from a Sleeper Hold and then squash Aoki with a Splash. It all went wrong when Ihashi missed a Moonsault and was open for Aoki to tap him out with a Foot Choke. When the two were finished thanking each other for the match, Kota Umeda entered the ring and challenged Aoki to a match as part of Umeda’s “Mad Dog” series. Aoki asked if Umeda had recovered from his injury and the two agreed to a bout for the 17th September episode of Maji Manji. Umeda promises it will be a way more serious match compared to what Aoki experienced today.

Cherry won the 4 Way Match but was surprised to find out it didn’t mean she would get to date Rintaro Oyaizu from The Bachelor. When Hisaya Imabayashi put the match together he never agreed to the stipulation that the winner automatically gets Oyaizu. Instead Oyaizu would get to choose whoever impressed him the most. In a shocking twist, Oyaizu apologised to all of the women in the ring because there is another attractive woman he saw today working as the lighting assistant at ringside. The assistant revealed herself to be Aja Kong! She got the lighting assistant job because DDT stopped booking her to wrestle. When Kong and Oyaizu left to go out on their date to any place that has meat, the four women in the ring all attacked Imabayashi for wasting their time.

The combined firepower of the RENEGADES were too much for KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Keisuke Ishii to handle. Mizuki Watase has added the Koji Cutter to his moveset and he shouts “Kojikoji-kun” during the move. Takanashi was pummeled with a Lariat from Ryan Davidson, a corner to corner Dropkick from Watase and then the Beast Bomber from Irie for the finish.

Kazusada Higuchi encouraged Hirata to wear the Hirata GO! glasses during their tag match because he wanted to see him dance. Hirata didn’t want to do it because he was going to win without them. So Higuchi knocked him out of the way and wore the glasses himself. Higuchi’s dancing was very different but was fun enough to get Mike Bailey & MAO also involved. The weird dancing annoyed Hirata and distracted him enough to get rolled into a School Boy. Hirata kicked out but then got pinned by a Buzzsaw Kick from Bailey. After the match Bailey & MAO announced their new team name. They are now the Moonlight Express! The name came about because both of them would like to go to the moon where there is less gravity. They can then jump very high like they do on trampolines.

Yuki Iino was building up momentum when he hit Mad Paulie with the Spear. He went to repeat the move but the second Spear was blocked by Paulie’s Lou Thesz Press. A Backflip and the Reverse Splash got DAMNATION the win over ALL OUT.

Antonio Honda’s Gongitsune went badly wrong to the point where his hand got stuck pinching his own nipple. Honda had to go out into the audience to get help letting go.

Some unit organisations were made for the Dramatic General Election. Dieno formed The Compliance with Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi and Super Sasadango Machine as the other members. Each member has a different role in the group all with the goal of keeping DDT under control and out of trouble. Oishi’s job is to crack down on wrestlers’ romantic relationships with women, Honda is cracking down on animal cruelty, Higuchi is cracking down on anti-social behaviour and Sasadango is cracking down on internet flame wars.

Tomomitsu Matsunaga announced that he and the currently absent Michael Nakazawa are bringing back Booing for their annual election run. This time around Ihashi will not be a part of the group. Instead Matsunaga promises a super big mystery wrestler will join himself and Nakazawa to form Booing 2018. Nakazawa is also a last second entry in the singles portion of the election. He just missed the cutoff date but DDT decided to let him in because they think he isn’t going to get many votes anyway.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #14” Results

August 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


DDT “ROJO WRESTLING IN TOSHIMAEN ~MASS!! DANSHOKU SCHOOL FIGHTING GARDEN UNIVERSITY OF MARTIAL ARTS~” Results

May 25, 2018

DDT “ROJO WRESTLING IN TOSHIMAEN ~MASS!! DANSHOKU SCHOOL FIGHTING GARDEN UNIVERSITY OF MARTIAL ARTS~”, 25/05/2018
Tokyo Toshimaen
300 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Makoto Oishi, Raiden (Choun-Shiryu) & Cassandra Miyagi defeated HARASHIMA, Gota Ihashi & Makoto when Oishi pinned Ihashi after a Missed Somato from HARASHIMA (9:30).
2. Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Cherry defeated Mike Bailey, MAO & Tsukasa Fujimoto when Takeshita pinned MAO with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (9:19).
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Tanomusaku Toba & Misaki Ohata when Akai pinned Higuchi & Toba with a Diving Cross Body from a Truck (8:45).
4. Konosuke Takeshita, King Otona (Choun-Shiryu) & Space Warrior Galaxy Sophia defeated Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Asuka (w/ Daisuke Sasaki) when Takeshita pinned Paulie with a Diving Body Press from a Ladder through a Table (9:35).
5. Sanshiro Takagi, Ippanjin Munenori Sawa & Meiko Satomura defeated Danshoku Dieno, Isami Kodaka & Cassandra Miyagi when Satomura pinned Dieno with the Scorpio Rising (33:35).

By day the Tokyo Toshimaen is an amusement park full of fun and games. But at night it transforms into a secret battlefield designed to train warriors. Today DDT made use of the park to determine Japan’s national team for the Fighting World Cup, a mysterious global competition that is held every four years. Teams made up of two men and one woman would fight each other in battles to the death throughout the night. Danshoku Dieno arrived at the park with his selection of troops: Raiden (Choun-Shiryu), Makoto Oishi, Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Cherry and Cassandra Miyagi. It didn’t take long for their first set of opponents to appear.

The first bout was Oishi, Raiden & Miyagi against HARASHIMA, Gota Ihashi & Makoto. When the girls fought each other Makoto would intentionally use moves on Cassandra that allowed her to do sexy poses in the process. Cassandra then challenged Makoto to a race. She would sit on a cart pushed by Raiden while Makoto found a bike to cycle on. Makoto won. HARASHIMA appeared with traffic cones over his arms that he used to Lariat his opponents. He ran from a long distance over to Oishi to give him the Somato but Oishi moved out of the way. HARASHIMA hit Ihashi instead by accident and Oishi pinned Ihashi to win the match. Dieno’s group past their first trial but not without casualties. Both Raiden and Miyagi died from their injuries after the match.

Dieno’s group advanced to the plaza. Waiting for them were Mike Bailey, MAO & Tsukasa Fujimoto all standing in hero poses. Dieno sent Takeshita, Katsumata & Cherry to fight them. Bailey and Katsumata fought their way over to a pond allegedly filled with sulphuric acid. Katsumata fell into it when he missed a flying kick and was never seen again. The fighting moved back towards the plaza stage where Takeshita found himself in a 3 on 1 situation. However he was able to fight against the odds and he pinned MAO with a Veritcal Drop Brainbuster. Again the damage dealt to Dieno’s side during the battle proved to be too much and Takeshita collapsed. His final words to his friends before losing consciousness were “Muscle is justice!”

There was no time to mourn because Kazusada Higuchi, Tanomusaku Toba & Misaki Ohata were next to challenge our heroes. Dieno began to panic because there were no more women left on his team to fight for him. The cavalry of Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai arrived in a truck just in time to fight Higuchi, Toba & Ohata. The battle was horrific to see as the savage warriors took to the rides and had the time of their lives… Anyway when they were done sampling the fun of the park they went back to fighting. Takanashi lured Higuchi and Toba onto the truck’s loading platform and ordered Sakaguchi to raise it. Sakaguchi did so and the fighters slid off as the platform tilted over. Akai climbed the truck and dove onto everyone below. She stayed on top of both Higuchi and Toba to pin them.

The dust settled but Sakaguchi didn’t. In a rage of bloodlust, Sakaguchi grabbed a sledgehammer and threatened to kill Ohata with it. Suddenly Makoto Oishi stepped in between them. He pleaded with Sakaguchi to spare her because they are dating! Oishi then turned to Ohata and placed a metal nut on her finger. “Misaki-san, please marry me!” Ohata punched Oishi. Sakaguchi got back into the truck and drove towards Ohata but Oishi jumped in front of the truck! “I’m dying! I love you! I will make you happy!” were Oishi’s words to Ohata afterwards. Ohata accepted Oishi’s proposal and they got on the truck to go get married!

Back to the death battles. Akai decided to stay and help Dieno’s team but an arrow from out of nowhere struck her in the head and killed her. Once again Dieno was without enough warriors to continue until King Otono (Choun-Shiryu again) and Space Warrior Galaxy Sophia (Cherry) appeared along with a revived Takeshita. They approached the park square where they found DAMNATION hanging out. Daisuke Sasaki was making out with Asuka while the others were just minding their own business until they saw Dieno’s team stepping into their territory. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Asuka decided to fight them while Dieno, Sasaki and Soma Takao went over to enjoy a rollercoaster. Paulie perched himself on a bench so both Endo and Asuka could do Moonsaults off of him until Takeshita hit him with a Knee Strike. Takeshita then put Paulie through a table with a Diving Body Press from a Ladder. That ended the match but the damage took its toll again. Takeshita was left clutching his knee while screaming “Muscle is justice!” over to Dieno.

And so Dieno approached the final area for one more battle but he was alone. All of his friends and allies were either slain or on their honeymoon. Luckily for him Isami Kodaka appeared with a resurrected Cassandra Miyagi. Both were willing to help Dieno so they could take part in an exciting battle. Waiting for them were Sanshiro Takagi & Ippanjin Munenori Sawa. Behind them was the massive Flying Pirate ride and standing right there inside it was Meiko Satomura. The two sides fought until Kodaka asked if he could go on the Flying Pirate ride. They all agreed and went on the ride. Some of them felt sick after the ride but were encouraged by the crowd to go on it a second time. This is why the match lasted half an hour!

They eventually got back to fighting. Takagi, Sawa & Satomura climbed a bench to attempt the Sendai Golden Shower but Miyagi cut them off. Dieno positioned himself for the Hell Gate and Miyagi threw both Takagi and Sawa into it. She tried to do the same to Satomura but it was countered and Satomura threw Miyagi into Dieno’s backside. Kodaka climbed a ladder and hit the Giga Ladder Break Diving Double Knee Drop on Takagi. The wrestlers found a merry-go-round and went for a ride on that. They had a lot more fun on that than on the Flying Pirate ship. When they got off Takagi gave Dieno the Stunner, Sawa gave Dieno the Shining Wizard and Satomura gave Dieno the Scorpio Rising for the three count.

The challenge is over and Japan’s team has been decided. Team Hentai Sendai Big Boss are Japan’s strongest warriors! A signboard used as a symbol of real power was given to them but suddenly Satomura attacked Takagi & Sawa! She takes the signboard from them and calls the other women to join her side. Toshimaen belongs to them! Dieno collapsed in shock as the show was completed.

Satomura said she had fun doing street wrestling for the first time. It was dangerous but she enjoyed it and learned how any location can become a battlefield. She wants to fight in DDT and appear on AbemaTV more, it doesn’t matter if it to wrestle against men or women. Hisaya Imabayashi heard her and came up with an idea. He invited her to the 29th May episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” so she can compete in the Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Rumble. Satomura agreed. She later expressed interest in also having a match against Isami Kodaka.


Next Week’s Maji Manji, Theme Park Wrestling Returns

May 16, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #5”, 22/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Mike Bailey Vs Jason Kincaid
2. Makoto Oishi 39 Year Old Perm Announcement Match: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs X & X
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Maki Ito Vs X
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno

The next episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” will take place because this week is a Korakuen Hall show. Maji Manji takes breaks whenever DDT is running Korakuen the same week.

Mike Bailey is back after a month away wrestling back in Canada. Will Jason Kincaid take his spot as the new foreign star for DDT?

DDT “ROJO WRESTLING IN TOSHIMAEN”, 25/05/2018
Tokyo Toshimaen

DDT returns to the Toshimaen theme park for a big Rojo Wrestling Falls Count Anywhere show for AbemaTV. This time they are inviting joshi wrestlers from outside the company to join them. Tsukasa Fujimoto, Misaki Ohata, Asuka (the WAVE one not the WWE one), Cherry and Makoto are all coming along for the rides with more apparently to be announced on a later date. DDT were previously in the theme park last December for a sponsored show with the Ring☆Dream online game.