GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~” Results

September 4, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
92 Fans

0. Urgent Decision Match: Yuna Manase defeated YuuRI with the Suzuki Dynamic (3:59).
1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori defeated Tokiko Kirihara with a 2nd Rope Diving Body Press (8:10).
2. 3 Way Match: Hong Kong Domestic Ladies Police Man defeated Hong Kong International Ladies Police Man and Hong Kong International Undercover Mafia when Domestic Ladies Police Man pinned Undercover Mafia with the Spear (8:07).
3. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Tiger Suplex (10:55).
4. Texas Tornado Street Fight Special Mixed Tag Match: Miss Mongol & Yumehito Imanari defeated Cherry & Shota when Mongol pinned Cherry with the Diving Senton onto a chair (13:02).
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuu Yamagata & HARUKAZE defeated Yuna Manase & Moeka Haruhi when HARUKAZE pinned Manase with the Fire Spear (11:57).

There was good moments and bad moments for Yuna Manase on today’s Ganbare☆Joshi show. The bad moment was losing to HARUKAZE in the main event. Yuu Yamagata cut down Manase with a Buzzsaw Kick and HARUKAZE finished her off with the Fire Spear. This is the first time HARUKAZE has beaten Manase. Yamagata rubbed the result in Manase’s face and said Ganjo only became interesting when she showed up. Yamagata isn’t the wrestler she used to be but she isn’t ever going to let Manase beat her! Moeka Haruhi had to motivate Manase to do her best because that is what Ganbare means. Manase agreed and promised to get stronger, beat Yamagata and return HARUKAZE to Ganjo!

The good news for Manase and Ganjo happened at the start of the show. Manase’s opening speech was interrupted when suddenly YuuRI entered the ring. The former JUST TAP OUT wrestler surprised everyone even further when she announced that as of today she is now signed to Ganbare☆Pro! Manase didn’t know about this but is happy to have a new companion in Ganjo. They agreed to an impromptu match which Manase won. She told YuuRI afterwards to never give up on Ganbare☆Joshi. Backstage YuuRI explained why she signed with Ganpro instead of another company that fans were expecting she would go to. She is the only woman in Ganpro who is under 30 and she wants to freshen up the promotion while also showing her strength.

Both Makoto and Itsuki Aoki were unable to be at the show so they were replaced with Hong Kong Domestic Ladies Police Man and Hong Kong International Ladies Police Man. The Hong Kong International Police Man that was replacing Choun-Shiryu turned out to be crooked. His true identity is Hong Kong International Undercover Mafia. He may have attempted a hit on Ken Ohka. He definitely paid off the referee in a failed attempt to win.


MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE” Results

September 1, 2021

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~”, 01/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
565 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Pro Wrestling “Kata” Group Final: Federal Republic Of Isubekistan (2) defeated Republic Of Creatord Tobago (1) and United States Of Finish (1).
1a. Single Match Section: Takaku Karahiko defeated Kazusada Kokuyo and DJ Nira by Audience Judgment.
1b. Tag Team Match Section: Itoki Oyoshi & Shota Okamura defeated Totaro Omoiki & Baseball Bat Swing and Yuki Rock & Minamikawa by Audience Judgment.
1c. 3 Way Match Section: Amon Tsurumi defeated Knee Cross Kinya and Herman Miller Mao by Audience Judgment.
1d. Backstage Comment Section: AK Racing Yoshimura, Eames Watase & Human Chair Imanari defeated Marume Komimatsu and Hondusty Rhodes by Advisor Judgement (Honorary Advisor: Danshoku Dieno).
*Gold: Federal Republic Of Isubekistan, Silver: Republic Of Creatord Tobago, Bronze: United States Of Finish.
2. Remote Pro Wrestling: Tetsu Inada defeated Shota Okamura with the Last Ride (23:47).
*Gold: Tetsu Inada, Silver: Haruo Murata, Bronze: Super Sasadango Machine.

United States Of Finish: Totaro Omoiki (Konosuke Takeshita), Takaku Karahiko (Yuki Ueno), Baseball Bat Swing (Shunma Katsumata), Knee Cross Kinya (Akito) & Marume Komimatsu (Kazuki Hirata)

Federal Republic Of Isubekistan: Kazusada Kokuyo (Kazusada Higuchi), Herman Miller Mao (MAO), AK Racing Yoshimura (Naomi Yoshimura), Itoki Oyoshi (Choun-Shiryu), Shota Okamura (Shota), Eames Watase (Mizuki Watase) & Human Chair Imanari (Yumehito Imanari)

Republic Of Creatord Tobago: Yuki Rock, Minamikawa, Amon Tsurumi, DJ Nira, RAM RIDER & Hondusty Rhodes (Antonio Honda)

The latest adventures of Hiragana Muscle began with a PowerPoint presentation from Super Sasadango Machine. It was called “What Is Public Awareness?” and he talked about his struggles to make Muscle famous around the world. His hopes for 2.9 Dimensional Pro Wrestling catching on fell on deaf ears and his mood got worse when he found out Super Delfin is successfully putting together a similar idea with his own musical pro wrestling show. To solve this problem, today’s special guest is famous voice actor Tetsu Inada. The idea already paid off with evidence of The Great O-Kharn allegedly tweeting about the show.

Inada narrated the story while the producers Yuki Rock and Minamikawa introduced everyone to the show. Amon Tsurumi then came out and gave a huge announcement. A big sports festival is taking place today and they’re hosting it! This event only happens every 40 years because of the toll it takes on the athletes taking part. The opening ceremony began with a speech from Yuriko Koikebukuro, who looks like the Governor Of Tokyo. Rock got bored and started arguing with Koikebukuro. Each of the producers were then fired because Rock implied he has taken illegal drugs, Minamikawa previously made inappropriate TV shows and Tsurumi was caught looking at porn on the company laptop. The producers all swore revenge.

Meanwhile The Finisher Boys were busy training when they found out about the sports festival. Most countries declined to participant due to the pandemic leaving only three teams. The Finisher Boys will be there representing the United States Of Finish. Their enemies The Steel Chair Boys from the Federal Republic Of Isubekistan will also compete. Last but not least is the Republic Of Creatord Tobago consisting of all the creative types. The Finisher Boys had the least members on a team until a trainee named Secondotti Tetsuji (played by Inada) approached them asking to join. They accepted him but only when he said everybody in DDT are his favourite wrestlers.

Suddenly, The Steel Chair Boys entered the scene. Shota challenged The Finisher Boys to a fight in the form of pictograms. They easily defeated him but it was all a distraction so The Steel Chair Boys could kidnap Tetsuji! If our heroes want to rescue him, they need to win the sports festival! Luckily for Tetsuji he is being played by a famous voice actor so the villains actually took good care of him while he was captive.

It was time for the festival to begin. Every team would take part in several rounds of Pro Wrestling “Kata” against each other. Each participant would perform no contact pro wrestling against an invisible opponent and fans would vote for the best performance. The master of ceremonies Danshoku Dieno oversaw the proceedings and would give the deciding vote if any audience poll ended in a tie. In the Singles Match Section, Yuki Ueno won the vote with his rendition of a midcarder wrestling in the second match of the third show during a tour outside of Tokyo. It beat Kazusada Higuchi’s performance of a heavyweight double down spot and DJ Nira doing the standard opening moments of a wrestling match.

Round 2 was in the Tag Team Section. Yuki Rock & Minamikawa performed the Tetsuya Naito & SANADA tag team. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata choreographed a tag team style that will become popular in the American indies some day in the future. But the winners were Choun-Shiryu & Shota Okamura who bounced around the ring as if they were getting beaten up by Strong BJ.

Round 3 was fittingly the 3 Way Match Section. Akito, MAO and Amon Tsurumi worked together to tell the story of a 3 Way Match that has a complete amateur also involved. Tsurumi was that amateur but he tricked Kinya & Mao into linking their arms together while back to back. He then pushed both of them over upside down onto their shoulders for a double pin. That won him the support of the crowd, tying the medals table at one victory a piece.

It all came down to the final round. The Backstage Comment Section. The remaining participants from each of the teams went backstage and gave post-match interviews for famous moments in wrestling. Hondusty Rhodes did a promo based on the aftermath of Wrestlemania III. Next was Kazuki Hirata throwing a chair around like a mentor pushing around his student. Finally Naomi Yoshimura, Mizuki Watase & Yumehito Imanari did a reenactment of Tatsumi Fujinami’s “Dragon Revolution”. It’s a famous scene where Fujinami confronted Antonio Inoki for not stepping aside and letting his generation step up. Watase committed to the bit and cut off bits of his hair just like Fujinami did. It was worth it because that won his team the gold!

The sports festival ended and the next scene was Sasadango recording his radio show with Inada. Things took a turn when Inada realised this is a wrestling show and he has a chance to live out his dream of becoming a pro wrestler. Sasadango refused because he doesn’t want to deal with any trouble caused if Inada gets hurt. RAM RIDER came up with a solution. They can do a Remote Pro Wrestling match with Inada shouting out orders to his team of wrestlers. Inada and Sasadango agreed to it and they went down to the ring.

The match itself is 5 Vs 5 with Inada coaching The Steel Chair Boys while Sasadango ordered around The Finisher Boys. Things went south when Sasadango was hit over the head several times with chairs. He needed to be replaced so Haruo Murata took his spot. The Steel Chair Boys continued to dominate under Inada’s commands until Tetsuya Endo made his mandatory run in and cleared the ring. He then gave a motivating speech to Murata before leaving. Inada and Murata then spoke to each other about each of them living their dreams. They both agreed it was time for them to wrestle! They begun their match when suddenly, Shota ran in with a chair ready to attack Murata. Inada stopped Shota with a Lariat and, with the help of everyone else, delivered the Last Ride to win the match!

Inada and Murata embraced after the match. Inada then received the gold medal from Yuriko Koikebukuro. The show ended with Inada talking about his love for pro wrestling. He also wished both Tsurumi and Yuki Ueno a happy birthday.


Video – DDT Vs Uki-Inter Full Scale Grappling War

August 31, 2021

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 3 II ~FINISH DAI RANPATSU~”, 09/11/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
??? Fans – Withheld

1. DDT Vs Uki-Inter Full Scale Grappling War ~ 2.9 (Dimension) Int Rules: Marume Komimatsu (Kazuki Hirata), Takaku Karahiko (Yuki Ueno), Totaro Omoiki (Konosuke Takeshita), Knee Cross Kinya (Akito) & Baseball Bat Swing (Shunma Katsumata) Vs Itoki Oyoshi (Choun-Shiryu), Shota Okamura (Shota), Herman Miller Mao (MAO), Kazusada Kokuyo (Kazusada Higuchi) & Eames Watase (Mizuki Watase)
1a. Marume Komimatsu (Kazuki Hirata) Vs Itoki Oyoshi (Choun-Shiryu)
1b. Takaku Karahiko (Yuki Ueno) Vs Shota Okamura (Shota)
1c. Takaku Karahiko (Yuki Ueno) Vs Herman Miller Mao (MAO)
1d. Totaro Omoiki (Konosuke Takeshita) Vs Herman Miller Mao (MAO)
1e. Knee Cross Kinya (Akito) Vs Kazusada Kokuyo (Kazusada Higuchi)
1f. Baseball Bat Swing (Shunma Katsumata) Vs Kazusada Kokuyo (Kazusada Higuchi)


Dramatic Survivor, A Unit Must Split Up! Dieno And Iino New Team Name, Takanashi Comeback, Sasaki Wants CM Punk?!?

August 23, 2021

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SENDAI”, 29/08/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT

1. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Kazuki Hirata
2. Shunma Katsumata & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Saki Akai & Hideki Okatani Vs Akito & Yuna Manase
4. DDT Teenage Project Special Single Match: El Unicorn Vs Ilusion
5. Junretsu Vs DAMANTION!: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Sendai Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Chihiro Hashimoto Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
7. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi & Keigo Nakamura

Now that “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” is in the rear view mirror, DDT is starting to shake up a little bit with new champions, new youth, a new team and the threat of existing alliances getting torn apart. We’ll get to each one show by show.

DDT “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021”, 04/09/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Team Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino
2. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Team Tournament – Round 1: Junretsu, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & MAO
3. Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
4. Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura
5. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito & Yukio Naya
6. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
7. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Team Tournament – Decision Match: Losers Of Match #1 Vs Losers Of Match #2

The name of the show isn’t just there to sound cool. The Dramatic Survivor Unit tournament was revealed to be a reverse bracket where the losing teams advance to the final. Win a match and your team is safe, lose all your matches and your unit must split up! Sanshiro Takagi came up with the idea to avoid DDT getting stale. He wants all the teams to fight for survival and there is no bigger motivation than the survival of your unit! To make things even more riskier, if a champion team is in the disbanding unit they will be forced to vacate their titles too! So if The 37KAMIINA lose and splits up they vacate the KO-D Tag Team Titles. If DAMNATION lose and splits up they vacate the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. For Junretsu and DISASTER BOX there will be no championships stripped.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Tokiko Kirihara
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
3. Texas Tornado Street Fight Special Mixed Tag Match: Miss Mongol & Yumehito Imanari Vs Cherry & Shota
4. 3 Way Match: Hong Kong International Police Man Vs Makoto Vs Itsuki Aoki
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Moeka Haruhi Vs Yuu Yamagata & HARUKAZE

Choun-Shiryu is unable to be on the show due to “circumstances”. His spot in the 3 Way Match is coincidentally being filled by the rarely seen Hong Kong International Police Man.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match ~ DRAMATIC WARS: Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
2. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase
3. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino

Back at the Beer Garden shows Danshoku Dieno and Yuki Iino appealed to form a tag team. Their request wasn’t met because they couldn’t come up with a suitable or tasteful team name. Well today they have their team name and also nicknames to match. From now on Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino are Pheromones! They immediately challenged Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata for the KO-D Tag Titles and got their shot so they would stop annoying the champions.

If the KO-D Tag Titles happen to be vacated because The 37KAMIINA lose the Dramatic Survivor tournament, then the match will be changed into a decision bout to determine the new champions. So at least Takeshita & Katsumata have a chance to reclaim the belts after they are forced to give them up.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

The new KO-D Openweight Champion Takeshita took some time to reflect on his latest accomplishment. After finally beating Jun Akiyama, the KO-D Title belt now has a different weight to it and Takeshita feels a different responsibility when it comes to defending it. He is in his best condition because of this pressure and is ready to take on Chris Brookes. He hasn’t beaten Brookes since July 2019 when he defended the KO-D Title against him back then. Brookes has won every singles match they’ve had together since then, which were either championship or tournament matches.

Masahiro Takanashi has become active again since coming back from injury. Not in the ring though because ChocoPro doesn’t have one. He wrestles his first match in DDT since March 2020.

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 01/10/2021
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° & Manjimaru 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)

Third time’s the charm. Takanashi even got to keep the entire card this time.

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs X

After stealing the belt multiple times over the last month, Daisuke Sasaki in now officially the DDT Universal Champion. His first title defence will be on 12th October and he has the right to choose his challenger. He chose CM Punk but DDT cannot make that happen for multiple reasons. Sasaki then picked Minoru Fujita as his back-up choice. Fujita beat Sasaki at July’s DAMNATION produced show so Sasaki wants to avenge that loss. The match is not official yet but DDT will send the challenge over to Fujita.


DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4” Results

July 26, 2021

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4”, 26/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE
193 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Choun-Shiryu defeated Darkunesu K with the Chinese Bombs Away (7:35).
2. Hiroshi Yamato defeated Kikutaro with a School Boy (6:54).
3. Tetsuya Endo defeated Leo Isaka with the Shooting Star Press (12:15).
4. Shigehiro Irie & Daiki Shimomura defeated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Shimomura pinned Shimatani with an Inside Cradle (14:35).
5. Mad Paulie’s Five Years And A Few Months After His Birth Anniversary Match: Kohei Sato, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie defeated Kengo Mashimo, Masashi Takeda & Keizo Matsuda when Paulie pinned Matsuda with the Reverse Splash (16:36).
6. MONDAY NIGHT WAR: Minoru Fujita defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Modified Tombstone Piledriver (24:32).

A first time singles match turned out to be no fun and games at all. Minoru Fujita walked out fully representing his Fujita Pro Wrestling☆School and also had the Super Asia Title from Gatoh Move. Meanwhile Daisuke Sasaki came out still carrying the stolen DDT Universal Title. The atmosphere quickly turned sour when Sasaki ignored Fujita’s offer for a handshake. A furious Fujita then said he would kill Sasaki and went to poke his eyes out. Sasaki fought back by biting his fingers. The struggle and dirty fighting continued throughout and Sasaki became motivated enough to wrestle with his shirt off. He used Yukinori Matsui as a shield at one point but Fujita cut him off on top of the turnbuckles. From there Fujita hit an Avalanche Tombstone for a nearfall. He hit another Tombstone as a counter to La Mistica for another two count. Fujita had to do the Somato and then the “Sayonara” version of the Tombstone to finally put Sasaki down for the three count.

Fujita called his victory over Sasaki a miracle. It is a win he will talk about for the rest of his life. He will carry the achievement with him until his retirement, which will happened somewhere between 4 to 50 years from now. Sasaki complained about Fujita ruining the show. Sasaki was supposed to beat him but he was too strong. Sasaki promised to get stronger and win in the rematch. Fujita then cut him off and said they will never wrestle each other again. Sasaki accepted that and asked to be a teacher in the Fujita Pro Wrestling☆School instead. He then told the fans today was supposed to be Sasaki beating Fujita on the road to winning the Universal Title from Yuki Ueno and then he couldn’t be called a thief anymore. At least the audience had more fun here than at the Olympics today so that cheered him up a little.

Mad Paulie got some spotlight by winning his 5th Anniversary match. He was asked to comment backstage and simply grunted “Arigatou!”

Match #4 was a double reunion of sorts. Soma Takao and Shigehiro Irie were both in the Team Dream Futures stable. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani used to team together as Gran MilliMeters in DNA. Shimatani took the fall against his former partner but declared today is the beginning of Chapter 3 of his life as a freelancer. Sasaki asked what happened to Chapter 2 and Nobu told him it already came and went.

Tetsuya Endo had wanted to face Leo Isaka for a while now but DDT were never able to put it together. Endo had to take things into his own hands and book the match at a DAMNATION show like this one. Isaka does the Shooting Star Press because he first saw Endo do the move. He got the chance to use it here but Endo dodged it and later hit his version to win. When Sasaki found out Isaka is like a 22 year old version of Endo, he thought about bringing him in as a replacement. He’ll fire Endo when he turns 30 next month and bring in Isaka to be the new Endo.

There were plenty of antics when Hiroshi Yamato fought Kikutaro. A lot of them had Matsui involuntarily involved. During a mix up, Kikutaro tried pinning Matsui with a Small Package. When nothing happened, Yamato rolled Kikutaro over with a School Boy to get the win.

The risk of darkness surrounding the world has been averted for now. At least it is here, I mean. Choun-Shiryu defeated Darkunesu K with the aid of a cone bar. The evil version of Keigo Nakamura was a bit of a nuisance but nothing that Shiryu couldn’t handle in the end.


MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 4 TOKYO PERFORMANCE” Results

March 9, 2021

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 4 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~THE OTHER SIDE OF SPECIAL MOVES~ HIRAGANA MUSCLE FESTIVAL 2021”, 09/03/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
588 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Opening Act – Mixed Systema Martial Arts Rules Showdown: Shinya Aoki defeated Minamikawa when Minamikawa said “Ouch!” (R1 3:44).
2. 2nd Act – Manzai Showdown: Yuki Rock & Hisaya Imabayashi Vs Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya ended in a draw.
3. 3rd Act – Freestyle Mike Performance Showdown: Kazusada Kokuyo (Kazusada Higuchu), Herman Miller Mao (MAO), Shota Okamura (Shota), Itoki Oyoshi (Choun-Shiryu) & Velbon Imanari (Yumehito Imanari) (3) defeated Naguttaro Omoikiri (Konosuke Takeshita), Dokufuki Wagner Jr. (Yuki Ueno), Kota Metsubusi (Akito), Tsubushigaoka Kinteki (Shunma Katsumata) & Rantonio Rodorigo Nogueira (Kazuki Hirata) (2).
3a. Tsubushigaoka Kinteki defeated Herman Miller Mao by Audience Judgement.
3b. Itoki Oyoshi defeated Rantonio Rodorigo Nogueira by Audience Judgement.
3c. Dokufuki Wagner Jr. defeated Velbon Imanari by Audience Judgement.
3d. Kazusada Kokuyo defeated Kota Metsubusi by Audience Judgement.
3e. Shota Okamura defeated Naguttaro Omoikiri by Audience Judgement.
4. Main Act – Wrestling Showdown: Hondusty Rhodes (Antonio Honda) & Ramridusty Rhodes (RAM RIDER) defeated DJ Nira & Naguttaro Omoikiri (Konosuke Takeshita) when Hondusty pinned Nira with the Bionic Elbow (19:05).

The Hiragana Muscle brand is growing with today’s show being the first of two performances being held this month. There’s a problem though. Yuki Rock and South River Minamikawa want to know why is Muscle not included in the big “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” event taking place on 6th June? Joining in with the complaint is RAM RIDER, the musician who has been producing the songs used in Muscle’s musical acts. He believes the 2.9 Dimensional Pro Wrestling concept is still lacking in the music department because the wrestlers can’t sing, they can only lip sync. That problem was suddenly put on hold when the crew received a phone call. RAM’s father has fallen ill and is in critical condition. What follows is the “Story Of RAM’s House”.

Rock, Minamikawa & Amon Tsurumi were entered the ring to introduce the show. Tsurumi talked about becoming the DDT General Manager again, Rock mentioned losing his access to New Japan and being blacklisted by the company after he started appearing on Muscle shows. He demanded to be made the Muscle GM then challenged another comedian Kuniko Yamada to fight over who gets to be the NOAH GM. Tsurumi changed topics back to RAM RIDER’s situation. He explained RAM is from a family of pro wrestlers such as his father Hondusty Rhodes. But now that Hondusty is undergoing medical treatment, it is up to RAM to enter the pro wrestling business! Super Sasadango Machine agreed to handle RAM’s musical role in the meantime. Time to start the show.

The Finisher Boys were working out when they received an invitation to perform at the Hiragana Festival. That sounds exciting except for one thing. No lip syncing is allowed! Shota entered the ring along with Choun-Shiryu & Yumehito Imanari representing The Steel Chair Boys. He asked The Finisher Boys why they haven’t replied to the invitation yet? A fight broke out with The Finisher Boys coming out on top but they were left in a tired state. How can they sing live with such low stamina? DJ Nira entered the scene and suggested they all turn heel to become stronger performers. The Finisher Boys then danced.

The Folding Chair Boys returned to their base to lick their wounds and wonder if The Finisher Boys are turning heel. Kazusada Higuchi & MAO appeared on the western balcony declaring their intentions to destroy The Finisher Boys. In order to do that they will have to walk down the “Main Road” of pro wrestling. They are going to pay a visit to a house belonging to the parents of a certain musician. Rumour is the musician is trying to become a pro wrestler himself. They can train him! The Folding Chair Boys then danced.

Over at the Hondusty Dojo, RAM RIDER is learning Bionic Elbows from his family. He hears about the Hiragana Festival and finds out he can earn 100,000 yen to perform there. There is no pro wrestling involved, just singing and dancing. He shows up in disguise and performs as DJ One More Taima.

However his collaboration with The Folding Chair Boys is interrupted when DJ Nira attacks Taima. The Finisher Boys also run in and attack The Folding Chair Boys in heel like fashion! They complete their heel turn by changing their names to The Foul (Gimmick) Boys! Taima tried to fight them off with the Bionic Elbow but gets ganged up on. Hondusty entered the ring pleading with the Gimmick Boys to stop but they Power Bomb him instead.

Tsurumi threatened not to pay RAM RIDER because his performance had no singing. However RAM recorded the illegal threat on his phone and threatened to sent it to the media. This sent Tsurumi, Rock & Minamikawa into a panic. If this goes public then all of the future Muscle plans will get cancelled! They might all lose their jobs and will have to go work in Sasadango’s factory. Sasadango then put together a PowerPoint presentation to explain what went wrong and how it can be fixed.

Sasadango decided Minamikawa would have a Mixed Systema Martial Arts match against the strongest opponent he could find. It’s Shinya Aoki! The rules allowed three breaks per round so the fighters could take a breather. Also the first person to react in pain loses. Aoki only needed one round to submit Minamikawa, placing him in a Front Neck Lock and making him shout out “Ouch!”

With that over with, Sasadango showed his plans for Rock & Tsurumi. They were going to have a manzai comedy challenge against Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya. Rock & Tsurumi’s duo name was The Harigane Sisters and they joked about Tsurumi’s family. Watase & Naya were called Taiho Tiger and they made fun of Real Japan. When they were done an epilogue flashed on the screen about the fictional comedy career of Hisaya Imabayashi after he left DDT. He performed on stage 30,000 times and passed away at the age of 80. Meanwhile Taiho Tiger qualified for the next round of this year’s M-1 Grand Prix.

Two more acts to go and it’s going to stay strange. The Gimmick Boys and The Folding Chair Boys were now going to have a rap battle! Five rounds took place as everyone rapped to puro theme remixes that Taima put together. The audience voted for each winner and The Folding Chair Boys ended up taking the challenge 3 rounds to 2.

Sasadango began the final act by announcing Muscle will be back in Korakuen Hall on 1st September. It was time for RAM RIDER to finally wrestle a match. He dropped the One More Taima gimmick and renamed himself Ramridusty Rhodes so he could fight alongside his father Hondusty. Together they took on the heel team of DJ Nira & Konosuke Takeshita. A ref bump caused a massive brawl to happen at ringside. That was the cue for Tetsuya Endo to make his advertised run in and dive onto everyone outside the ring. Takeshita grabbed a chair but Hondusty talked him out of using it. The dramatic finish then happened with Hondusty pinning Nira with the Bionic Elbow while RAM RIDER played music on his keyboard.

With the show coming to a close, RAM RIDER wanted to return to normal and go back to being a music producer. Takeshita apologised for turning heel and promised never to do it again. Also he needs to be a babyface for Muscle’s Osaka performance next week. Sasadango said he wants to continue making these kind of fun shows.


Video – Antonio Honda 43rd Birthday & 16th Anniversary Debut Match

January 6, 2021

DDT “NEW YEAR’S DAY GIFT SPECIAL! ALL SEATS 3,000 YEN SPECIAL BOX OFFICE!! 2021”, 03/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
713 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Antonio Honda 43rd Birthday & 16th Anniversary Debut Match: Antonio Honda Vs Choun-Shiryu


DDT “NEW YEAR’S DAY GIFT SPECIAL! ALL SEATS 3,000 YEN SPECIAL BOX OFFICE!! 2021” Results

January 3, 2021

DDT “NEW YEAR’S DAY GIFT SPECIAL! ALL SEATS 3,000 YEN SPECIAL BOX OFFICE!! 2021”, 03/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
713 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Keigo Nakamura defeated Hideki Okatani with a Cradle (7:42).
2. Antonio Honda 43rd Birthday & 16th Anniversary Debut Match: Antonio Honda defeated Choun-Shiryu with the Diving Fist Drop (9:14).
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Gota Ihashi defeated Toru Owashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Toui Kojima when Sakaguchi pinned Kojima with the PK (9:37).
4. Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya when Paulie pinned Watase with the Reverse Splash (12:19).
5. 1 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Shinya Aoki, Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Sanshiro Takagi when Aoki pinned Takagi with a Jackknife Pin (10:00).
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Yuki Ueno defeated Akito, Kazuki Hirata, Shota & Keisuke Ishii when Ueno pinned Shota with the BME (14:34).
7. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (w/ Daisuke Sasaki) defeated HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi & Chris Brookes when Endo pinned Brookes with the Shooting Star Press (17:18).

The first DDT show of 2021 was almost entirely a surprise card. The audience only knew what the matches were once they were ready to begin. For the main event HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi & Chris Brookes joined forces to fight DAMNATION. While all of DAMNATION were at ringside, Daisuke Sasaki got directly involved by grabbing Brookes by the leg. Yuji Hino brought it to both HARASHIMA & Higuchi. Soma Takao overheard Higuchi insult CIMA which spurred him on to fight through the Brain Claw. Tetsuya Endo got the win in the end by hitting Brookes with Tetsuya In The Sky, the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb and finally the Shooting Star Press. Endo looked over to Jun Akiyama at the commentary table while the pin was counted.

Shouting was heard over by the entrance after the match. It was Yuki Iino calling for Hino’s attention while the rest of ALL OUT tried to hold him back. Iino pushed his teammates back, entered the ring and demanded to face Hino in an arm wrestling contest on the canvas. Hino was confused but he accepted the challenge and won. Iino got mad over losing and had to be held back again while Konosuke Takeshita introduced him to Hino. He then explained that Iino’s return match from injury will be at “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021” on 14th February when ALL OUT takes on DAMNATION. He then suggested that Iino and Hino have a singles match at the next big event after that. Hisaya Imabayashi agreed to book Iino Vs Hino in Nagoya on 23rd February. ALL OUT dragged Iino away while Endo took the microphone and warned Akiyama that he is always ready. Endo closed out the show by saying this year he is aiming for more than just the Tokyo Sports MVP Award. He wants to make scandalous news stories with glamourous women in the tabloids too!

Another 8-Man Tag pitted the two new units that have unexpectedly taken over DDT in the last few months. All four members of the DDT Sauna Club came out first, followed by the Young Communication Generation. The latter team then surprised everyone by bringing out Keisuke Ishii! Akito warned him about the Sauna Club’s “Heat Wave WER!!” pose but he didn’t understand it. Kazuki Hirata did a Plancha to the outside while Ishii did his work. The Sauna Club isolated Shota and piled on the top rope moves to him. Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Yuki Ueno hit Diving Body Presses one after the other but Ueno’s pin was broken up. Shota caught Ueno in the Gannosuke Clutch but MAO was there to break that pin up. Ueno got to recover and beat Shota with the BME. Backstage Ishii said it was the first time in a long while he wrestled in DDT (not counting BOYZ) and he would like to appear more in 2021 to be with his friends in Young Communication again. Shota wants to make it a year where Ganbare☆Pro doesn’t lose to DDT. Meanwhile Katsumata wants to make 2021 the year of the Sauna Club!

One of the matches was supposed to be Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dieno Vs Shinya Aoki & Super Sasadango Machine. But backstage before the match Dieno, Aoki & Sasadango were all complaining about Takagi’s tweets including one that where Takagi was showing off his calves. The three of them instead decided to gang up on Takagi in a Handicap Match and purposely target his calf. Aoki put him in a Jail Hold while Dieno & Sasadango brought out a bag containing some of Takagi’s personal belongings. Sasadango found Takagi’s wallet, pulled out 29,000 yen in cash and raffled it off to three fans in the audience. Dieno eventually thought things went overboard and he felt sorry for Takagi. It is thanks to Takagi that they get to wrestle this year so the best New Year’s gift is to give Takagi his first win of 2021. Sasadango agreed and with Dieno they both attacked Aoki. Dieno is still recovering from the fire extinguisher attack to his rear but Takagi forced to go into the Hell Gate position. That lost him Sasadango’s support and Takagi was thrown face first into the Hell Gate. Aoki kicked Takagi in the calf, Sasadango did the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock and Aoki pinned him with a Jackknife. Backstage Sasadango offered to be on Aoki’s team at “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021” because they should be fighting for a better goal than satisfying Takagi’s desires. They like Takagi but will not be used by him anymore!

As Takagi was leaving the ring after his match, he was suddenly approached at ringside by Yusuke Okada! The former All Japan wrestler introduced himself to the audience and told them he wants to experience a new world of pro wrestling now that he became freelance. He asked Takagi if he could have a match in DDT. Takagi questioned his interest in DDT after seeing the match that just happened. He then passed the request over to Imabayashi, who wasn’t expecting that. Imabayashi told Okada he will book him on next week’s Korakuen Hall show on 9th January.

DAMNATION’s good run begun earlier in the show when Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato beat Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya. Paulie threw Yamato onto Watase with an X-Style Iconoclasm. Shimatani then hopped onto Paulie’s back and they jumped on top of Watase for a nearfall when Oishi & Naya broke it up. Paulie then hit Watase with a Lariat and won with the Reverse Splash.

Gota Ihashi didn’t get to wrestle in Korakuen Hall last year so he wanted to make up for lost time. This year he wants to join a unit and rampage all over DDT. There is only one unit he wants to join and that’s Eruption! He came out with his own custom entrance video wearing an Eruption coat made out of posters. He even drew his own version of the Eruption logo calling it Ihaption. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai were bemused over this but it kind of worked out in the end. Akai gave Toru Owashi a Brainbuster and Ihashi went toe to toe with Tomomitsu Matsunaga. Eruption(?) then focused their attacks on Toui Kojima. Ihashi almost lost the match when he missed the Moonsault. Akai kicked Ihashi out of frustration and Sakaguchi tagged himself in to finish Kojima off. Sakaguchi & Akai had enough of Ihashi and walked off on him backstage. However he believes he can continue teaming with Eruption and together they can all go after the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles.

Antonio Honda’s big day was almost ruined when he tripped on the ropes and hurt his knee. Choun-Shiryu knew what was coming and attacked Honda before he could tell his latest Gongitsune joke. Honda lived up to the big occasion though and hit a Topé Suicida and the Tenzan Tombstone Driver on route to victory.

The first DDT match of 2021 was Keigo Nakamura’s first ever singles victory! He defeated his generation rival Hideki Okatani by cradling his way out of the Double Arm Suplex. Nakamura currently has a 1-3 record against Okatani so he wants to reverse the numbers this year.

Some more matches were booked for “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021”. Akai will be teaming with Maya Yukihi from Ice Ribbon to take on Saori Anou & Miyako Matsumoto. Yukihi said she discovered DDT more than 10 years ago so she is deeply moved to be wrestling a match for them. She thought she was going to fight against Akai but Imabayashi corrected her. Akai always wanted to team with her because she is beautiful and strong. She is also excited to face Anou again. When Imabayashi asked Akai & Yukihi about Matsumoto, they both declined to answer. They were asked again backstage and Yukihi finally had something to say. “In terms of strength, beauty and glamour, Miyako-san will never the best.”

The New Year’s Shuffle Tag Tournament winners Smile Pissari will team again at the Culttz Kawasaki show. HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi will face a team yet to be determined.

Takagi will return to the battlefield for his next DDT Extreme Title defence. He takes on Nabe Yakan from Best Body Pro Wrestling on 10th January. The match was made when earlier in the day Yakan led a bunch of soldiers armed with air guns into the locker room to steal the Extreme Title belt.


Last News Dump For 2020

December 29, 2020

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

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Yuji Okabayashi & HARASHIMA Vs Yuya Aoki & Yukio Naya
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Akira Hyodo & Makoto Oishi Vs Takuya Nomura & Konosuke Takeshita
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1C: Drew Parker & Danshoku Dieno Vs Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Ueno
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Tetsuya Endo
5. Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Shunma Katsumata
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
8. New Year’s Wrestling 2020 Special 8-Man Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Kazuki Hashimoto, Daichi Hashimoto & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Takuho Kato, Kosuke Sato, Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

An earlier start time and smaller card means the show will not cross over into the early hours of 2021. They’re aiming to have the show last only two and a half hours this time around. The Japan Indies Awards 2020 presented by Samurai TV will be handed out in the pre-show.

DDT “NEW YEAR’S DAY GIFT SPECIAL! ALL SEATS 3,000 YEN SPECIAL BOX OFFICE!! 2021”, 03/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Antonio Honda 43rd Birthday & 16th Anniversary Debut Match: Antonio Honda Vs Choun-Shiryu

One day after his birthday and one day before the anniversary of his debut match. A perfectly balanced celebration for Antonio Honda. The rest of the card will be announced on the day of the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’21”, 04/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Arisu Endo Debut Match: Suzume Vs Arisu Endo
2. Marika Kobashi & Moka Miyamoto Vs Pom Harajuku & Haruna Neko
3. Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
4. Aja Kong, Mizuki & Raku Vs Miu Watanabe, Nao Kakuta & Mirai Maiumi
5. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Hikari Noa & Sena Shiori
6. Miyu Yamashita Vs Maki Itoh
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino (c) Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Arisu Endo was born in Fukushima on 27th April, 1998. She is 150cm tall and her blood type is A. Endo is also a member of the idol group Cheer♡1 and looks up to former unit member Reika Saiki.

DDT “GO TO DDT! VOL. 1”, 09/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Keigo Nakamura Vs Toi Kojima
2. Chris Brookes & Shunma Katsumura Vs Mad Paulie & Yuji Hino
3. HARASHIMA & Yukio Naya Vs Konosuke Takeshita & MAO
4. Written By Hajime Takahashi & Masaki Inoue “Does Momotaro’s Kibidango Recognize As An Expense?” Infomercial Match: Akito, Kazuki Hirata, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Saki Akai
5. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Shota

Shota is having a late career resurgence, winning the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles and Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title in short succession. He believes that is why Yuki Ueno accepted his challenge for the DDT UNIVERSAL Title. Shota wants to become a leader of the independent scene in 2021 and travel around the world for wrestling. He thinks winning the UNIVERSAL Title will get him overseas bookings. Ueno didn’t want to end 2020 with him getting pinned by Shota so his new year resolution is to avenge that loss as soon as possible. He should respect Shota more and not look down on that result but as the UNIVERSAL Champion he has a standard to live up to. He must not let the title go to someone who can’t decide if he is indie or major.

Unless he shows up on 3rd January, this is Daisuke Sasaki’s return match from injury.

GANBARE☆PRO “CONAN THE GREAT 2021”, 10/01/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. THE HALFEE Vs Pochajo Full Scale Competition: Moeka Haruhi & Shu Sakurai Vs Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase
2. Ganjo Special Single Match: HARUKAZE Vs Asuka
3. Ganpro Vs Chiba Full Scale Competition: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Yasu Urano, Shinichiro Tominaga & Yuma 24
4. A Special Single Match To Determine Whether “Age Is Just A Number”: Ikuto Hidaka Vs Keisuke Ishii
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Street Fight Style Special Hardcore Match: Shota (c) Vs Miss Mongol

The day after Shota main events Korakuen Hall for DDT, he gets to defend the World Jr. Indie Title in Ganbare☆Pro against an FMW original. Miss Mongol is annoyed that Ganpro hasn’t booked her in months so she got bold and challenged Shota to a title match. She also wants it to be a Street Fight because of the championship’s origins with FMW.

Ikuto Hidaka’s appearances in Ganpro this year was to show he still has a lot left in the tank despite his age. Keisuke Ishii wants to see it for himself after he beat Hidaka in a tag match a few days ago.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC! 2021”, 11/01/2021
Nagoya City Biwajima Sports Center

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Shunma Katsumata & Toi Kojima
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura
3. Konosuke Takeshita & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
4. Young Communication Generation Vs DDT Legend Army!: Akito & Shota Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dieno
5. Nagoya Specialty! Doerya Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yukio Naya Vs Mad Paulie & Yuji Hino
6. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase

The buildup to “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021” is filled with DAMNATION Vs Junretsu matches. We also see the temporary formation of the DDT Legend Army as they prepare for their KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles shot.

Yuji Hino is quickly making friends in DAMNATION, particularly with Mad Paulie.

DDT “REPRINT YOUNG COMMUNICATION SPECIAL ISSUE”, 16/01/2021
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Gota Ihashi & Rion Mizuki Vs Michio Kageyama & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
2. Soma Takao & Shota Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Daichi Kazato
3. Akito Vs Toru Sugiura
4. Main Event 6-Man Tag Match: Yukihiro Abe, Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie, Ryuichi Sekine, Kazuki Hirata, FUMA

The Young Communication gang is all back together. Akito and Toru Sugiura are both from the Aichi prefecture so they’re getting paired against each other.

GANBARE☆PRO “BATTLE RUNNER 2021”, 17/01/2021
Osaka Hirano Kumin Hall

1. Ganpro East-West Battle 2021!: Shinichiro Tominaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tsuyoshi Okada & Kota Umeda
2. Woman In Osaka Castle ~Ganjo Special Tag Match~: HARUKAZE & Momoka Hanazono Vs SAKI & Haruka Aikawa
3. Battle Without Honor ~Father Of 2 Children At Home Vs Father Of 2 Children With Child Support~: Ken Ohka Vs Shoichi Uchida
4. Ganpro Osaka Winter Team! THE HALFEE Vs Pocchari Joshi East-West Allied Forces Full Scale Battle!: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Kuuga, Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase
5. Ganpro Sanada Maru! Team Drift Vs Team MAKAI Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Shota & Asuka

Shota and Asuka are still on good terms after Shota won the World Jr. Indie Title from her. At least they better be when Team Drift returns to Ganpro.

No comment on the title of Match #3.

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2021 ~MOTSUNABE~”, 17/01/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Akito & Makoto Oishi Vs Soma Takao & Azul Dragon
2. Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
3. Hakata Specialty! Seimonbarai Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Chris Brookes Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Haven’t seen Azul Dragon in a while. Wonder what he’s been up to. DDT is doing both an afternoon and evening show in Nishitetsu Hall.

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2021 ~MIZUTAKI~”, 17/01/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & MAO
2. Yuji Hino Vs Hideki Okatani
3. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase
4. Only Because It Is! Hakata Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda

Yuto Aijima will be on the evening show.

BASARA “BASARA 146 ~5TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 20/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Dragon Contra Dragon: Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuji
2. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura
3. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs FUMA

Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura have won the IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT, granting them a shot at Speed Of Sounds.

The loser of the Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuji match will no longer be allowed to use “Ryu” in their name.

DDT “DRAMATIC EVERYONE’S DREAM HAS COME TRUE! 2021”, 23/01/2021
Osaka City Minato Ward Citizens Center

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes & Danshoku Dieno
2. HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Yuji Hino
3. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

I have to say, Hino taking on HARASHIMA and the Eruption lads has me excited.

DDT “DRAMATIC 2021 JANUARY SPECIAL”, 28/01/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Keigo Nakamura
2. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Naya

However, Hino taking on Yukio Naya does not.

DDT “NEW YEAR DRAMATIC ITABA SERIES 2021”, 31/01/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Akito & Kazuki Hirata Vs HARASHIMA & Danshoku Dieno
2. DAMNATION VS Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Jun Akiyama & Hideki Okatani

This is DDT’s go home show for “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021”. The two matches announced so far preview the two title matches advertised for Culttz Kawasaki.

GAKE NO FUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI INFINITE TRAIN 2021”, 05/02/2021
Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Gake no Fuchi Joshi Vs Pocchari Joshi Full-Scale Competition: Miyako Matsumoto & Chris Brookes Vs Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase

After taking half a year off, Gake no Fuchi Joshi will be back in action. Miyako Matsumoto is currently looking for joshi trainees of all shapes and sizes so they can help her make the world a little bit more interesting. In August Matsumoto & Chris Brookes lost to the Pocchari Joshi team of Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase at a Bakuha Koshien show. The rematch under Gake no Fuchi Joshi rules promises to be a lot more crazier.

DDT “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021”, 14/02/2021
Culttz Kawasaki

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, X, X & X Vs Shinya Aoki, X, X & X
2. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Super Delfin, Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh Vs MAO, Keigo Nakamura & Mirai Maiumi
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Jun Akiyama

The D-Ou Grand Prix is over for another year and the winner Jun Akiyama gets the KO-D Openweight Title shot against Tetsuya Endo in February. Akiyama put over Endo and the KO-D Title huge by including Endo with Tetsuya Naito and Go Shiozaki as the only three champions that matter to him. Endo did beat Akiyama in their D-Ou group match so Akiyama needs to fight his heart out if he wants to win. Endo watched the final between Akiyama and Konosuke Takeshita, leaving him with some strong opinions. He can tell the difference between the two wrestlers. According to Endo, Takeshita only thinks about himself while Akiyama is thinking about the entire wrestling industry. Endo likes the praise of his title reign he is getting from Akiyama and it makes him proud of increasing the KO-D Title’s value. So when Endo beats Akiyama again in Culttz Kawasaki, he will call the KO-D Title the number one championship in Japan and himself the number one wrestler in Japan!

DDT “FRIENDSHIP, EFFORT, VICTORY IN NAGOYA 2021”, 23/02/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Shota (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, HARASHIMA & Danshoku Dieno

The Young Communication Generation want to defend the 6-Man Tag Titles against the top wrestlers in DDT. To them that means the top names from the generation before them.

The #STRONGHEARTS contingent of CIMA, T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Shigehiro Irie will be on the show. Although I don’t know if Irie will be associated with the group when it comes to the match making.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2021 THE FINAL!!” Results

December 27, 2020

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2021 THE FINAL!!”, 27/12/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
??? Fans – Withheld

1. Toui Kojima Debut Match: Hideki Okatani defeated Toui Kojima with a Crab Hold (5:59).
2. 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda defeated Toru Owashi and Nobuhiro Shimatani when Honda pinned Shimatani with the Diving Fist Drop (8:15).
3. Hold Your Stomach! Forget The Year Special Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dieno defeated Nayashiro Nayagi & Super Sasadango Machine when Takagi pinned Nayagi with the Stone Cold Stunner (7:40).
4. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Higuchi submitted Watase with the Brain Claw (7:35).
5. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Yuji Hino (w/ Daisuke Sasaki) defeated HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes, Shinya Aoki & Keigo Nakamura when Hino pinned Nakamura with the Diving Body Press (12:56).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Shota (c) defeated Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Yuki Ueno when Shota pinned Ueno with the Gannosuke Clutch (12:53).
*V1 for Young Communicaton Generation.
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – Final: Jun Akiyama defeated Konosuke Takeshita by TKO with a Modified Armlock (23:29).

You can now add a former Champion Carnival winner to the short list of D-Ou Grand Prix champions. Jun Akiyama overcame an injured leg to defeat his foe Konosuke Takeshita in the final. The leg injury came when Takeshita caught a Stomp and gave Akiyama a Dragon Screw. From there Takeshita targeted the leg with attacks against the ring post as well as wrestling holds to that limb. What evened the score was Takeshita going into the match with an injured arm that Akiyama could focus on. German and Exploder Suplexes were exchanged and Akiyama Headbutted his way out of a Cross-Arm German Suplex. Seeing his chance, Akiyama applied a Chickenwing Armlock and rolled Takeshita into the centre of the ring. Takeshita struggled to move and soon became lifeless. That caused Yukinori Matsui to end the match and award Akiyama the tournament!

Akiyama received his trophy and praised the field of wrestlers who competed in the Grand Prix this year. He faced a lot of great DDT wrestlers. In fact he lost to two of them in the tournament. But he is the one standing on top in the end. There are only three singles champions in Japan he recognises today: Tetsuya Naito with the IWGP Heavyweight Title, Go Shiozaki with the GHC Heavyweight Title and Tetsuya Endo with the KO-D Openweight Title. (Akiyama later explained he only recognises those championships because Naito, Shiozaki and Endo all won Tokyo Sports Awards this year. All Japan was shut out of the awards so he unfortunately no longer sees the Triple Crown as a major championship. If AJPW can win over the community and the pro wrestling media in 2021, then he will change his tune.) Akiyama now gets to face Endo in a rematch on 14th February in Culttz Kawasaki, this time for the KO-D Title. Akiyama thanked Sanshiro Takagi for inviting him to coach in DDT back in May. He also thanked the wrestlers, staff and fans for accepting him. Lastly, he thanked the All Japan fans too.

From the get go, the DDT Sauna Club did their “Heat Wave WER!!” pose to the Young Communication Generation. In response, Kazuki Hirata & Shota did the post back to their opponents while Akito looked on embarrassed by the situation. Shunma Katsumata hit the Stuka Splash on Hirata. MAO & Yuki Ueno then both leapt across the ring with Frog Splashes on Shota & Hirata. Ueno tried to hit Shota with the WR but Shota maneuvered his way into the Gannosuke Clutch to steal the win. The two teams were satisfied with their match and Akito now understands the power of the sauna.

Shota then turned his attention to Ueno and challenged him for the DDT UNIVERSAL Title. Shota wants to become a leader of the independent scene in 2021 and he is already on his way with two championshps. That’s not enough, he wants a third title that can let him travel around the world. Ueno accepted and the match will happen on 9th January as the Korakuen Hall main event! Akito then asked if his team can next defend the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles in his hometown of Nagoya when DDT goes there on 23rd February. He wants to defend the belts against DDT’s top wrestlers: Sanshiro Takagi, HARASHIMA & Danshoku Dieno! Young Communication want to beat the guys they looked up to when they were young. Then in 2021 they will all become main eventers of the indie world!

DAMNATION are looking unstoppable with the addition of Yuji Hino to their ranks. The heavyweight freelancer crushed Keigo Nakamura with a Diving Body Press to win the 8-Man Tag. He also overpowered HARASHIMA in a Chop Battle. Endo went through a few exchanges with Chris Brookes that ultimately ended with Endo hitting the Sasuke Special onto Brookes and a bunch of other wrestlers outside the ring. Shinya Aoki was the one who posed a big threat when he took down Soma Takao but DAMNATION all ganged up on him. Still, Aoki kicked out after taking a string of diving moves Endo and Takao did off of Mad Paulie’s back. After the match Daisuke Sasaki reintroduced Hino to the DDT fans. He said DAMNATION will mess up DDT’s ring in 2021! Hino told him he would like to go wild and have fun with his new friends. Backstage he also said he would like to win the KO-D Title because he thinks he held it before (he did). Endo doesn’t seem too enthused about that.

2020 ends on a strong note for Eruption. The finish to their match saw Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai run opposite ways on the apron to do Penalty Kicks to Makoto Oishi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga. Akai then dove on top of them while Kazusada Higuchi applied a Lifted Brain Claw to Mizuki Watase for the victory.

Let’s be frank, Yukio Naya doesn’t know how to be Sanshiro Takagi. He needed Super Sasadango Machine to teach him when to do the “FIRE!” pose in time with the entrance music. The real Takagi demanded Danshoku Dieno to go into the Hell Gate position but he declined. Sasadango had to explain that Dieno’s backside was burned after he was sprayed with a CO2 fire extinguisher during this week’s Street Wrestling match. Takagi eventually made Dieno climb the turnbuckle and bend over, no matter how much it hurt him. Sasadango revealed he is now a shareholder of CyberAgent and attacked Takagi with his stock certificate to prove it. Sasadango’s mask slipped up when he took an Atomic Drop and he fell face first into Dieno’s backside. Takagi then stuck his fingers into Dieno’s butt, stuck them up to Naya’s nose and gave him the Stunner for the win.

The 3 Way Match briefly became two on one with Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani joining forces to fight Toru Owashi. Gongitusune was turned into a heart shape that attracted Honda and Owashi to each other. Shimatani kept them apart but then found himself moving towards Yukinori Matsui for a possible tender embrace. Owashi & Honda both gave Shimatani a School Boy but no count happened because Matsui had his eye closed waiting to be kissed. Matsui was brought back down to Earth and Honda pinned Shimatani with the Diving Fist Drop.

The debuting Toui Kojima was put to the test against Hideki Okatani. Kojima used a Diving Body Attack from the middle rope and also a Running Double Chop. His big move of the match was a Full Nelson Buster for a 2 count. Okatani hit back with a Vertical Chop and the Northern Lights Suplex. Kojima kicked out but was put in a Crab Hold to make him submit. In his post-match interview Kojima said he wants to be a cool wrestler just by standing, like Randy Orton. He was also nervous about today’s debut. Last night he received a message of encouragement from Satoshi Kojima which only made him even more nervous. Satoshi supports him because he always likes seeing another Kojima in wrestling.

Honda’s 16th Anniversary match will be against Choun-Shiryu on 3rd January. The rest of the card for that Korakuen show will be kept secret until the show starts.