DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.31 ~LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT~” Results

March 14, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.31 ~LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT~”, 14/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE
315 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Gran MilliMeters Team Leader Decision Battle: Daiki Shimomura defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Running Elbow Smash (6:17).
2. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 1st Battle: Kohei Sato defeated Dai Suzuki with a Running Elbow Bat (2:48).
3. Road To The Best Tag Manager In 2017 ~ One Nominated Bout Without Permission: Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato defeated Guanchulo & Rekka when Sato submitted Guanchulo with the Cross Armbreaker (16:12).
4. Our DNA ~ Six Men Full Of Grudges: Akebono, Shogun Okamoto & LEONA defeated Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Akebono pinned Ueno with an Elbow Drop (9:27).
5. PREMIUM GIG TOP OF THE NEXT: Kouki Iwasaki defeated MAO with a Verical Drop Brainbuster (9:53).
6. “THE RIVALS” Each Stand By Me: Shunma Katsumata & Kotaro Suzuki defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey when Katsumata pinned Higuchi with the Kasadora (16:32).

Shunma Katsumata got the surprise pin on Kazusada Higuchi, beating the big man for the first time in his career. Katsumata thanked Kotaro Suzuki for giving him the power in their singles match at “DNA EP.30” to beat Higuchi. He wants to make DNA more exciting by collaborating with Suzuki more in the future. But Higuchi is still in the way. Earlier in the show it was announced that Mike Bailey will main event the DNA Korakuen Hall show on 10th May. Higuchi wants to be Bailey’s opponent so he can avenge his defeat to from last year’s DNA Grand Prix final. Katsumata wants that spot too so he challenged Higuchi to a match on 21st April. The winner will face Bailey at Korakuen.

Kouki Iwasaki got the victory over MAO by rolling out of the way of the Cannonball 450. MAO kicked out of a Soccer Kick but the Vertical Drop Brainbuster afterwards had him beat. Iwasaki said afterwards that he will fight any big names that come to DNA. Suddenly Kazushi Sakuraba appeared. He said he likes to tease people and bully the younger wrestlers in the ring so he’s coming back to DNA on 21st April to bully Iwasaki again. The Gracie Hunter is now the DNA Hunter! He is also bringing somebody to team up with, Kendo Kashin! After the announcement a mystery man in a lion mask ran into the ring and sprayed Iwasaki in the eyes with the cold spray. He then saluted to Sakuraba and ran out of the ring.

Mizuki Watase and LEONA were at each other’s throats for most of the 6-Man Tag. They brawled up to the stage while Akebono took care of Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Ueno inside the ring.

The YOUNG DONUTS were picked apart by Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato. Guanchulo is happy just to be teaming with Rekka and show off YOUNG DONUTS to the world. In the backstage interview Sato pointed at the DNA logo. He doesn’t know what the D, N, A or GIG stand for but FIGHTING is at the beginning and that means everything to him. Don’t you forget it!

The first match in Dai Suzuki’s 7 bout series ended in failure. Kohei Sato was too scary for Suzuki to stand up to and he was clobbered in under 3 minutes. It’s only going to get worse because opponent #2 is Masato Tanaka!

The match to determine the team leader of Gran MilliMeters ended a bit rougher than intended. Nobuhiro Shimatani suffered a bloody nose after being hit with a Running Elbow Smash from Daiki Shimomura.


BOYZ In Bloom, Bust Deluxe Reunion, Speedball Returns To DNA, BASARA Takes Over Tavern

March 2, 2017

BOYZ “HINAMATSURI SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 14~”, 03/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Daiki Shimomura
2. KUDO & MAO Vs Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase
3. I Am Like Him And He Is Like Me Part 2: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Rekka
4. BOYZ Refreshing Struggle With GuyZ!: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Antonio Honda
5. DAMNATION Vs Blooming Flower High School Tag: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno
6. BOYZ Being BOYZ Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Ishii, Akito & Kazuki Hirata

Former high school classmates Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno get to team together for the first time.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKODAI STATION EVENT WRESTLING PART 1”, 04/03/2017
Kanagawa Yokodai Station

1. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: FUMA Vs SAGAT
2. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Yusuke Kubo
3. Nonoko Vs Nodoka-oneesan
4. Akane Miura Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. Miyu Yamashita & Mil Clown Vs Syoko Nakajima & Maho Kurone

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKODAI STATION EVENT WRESTLING PART 2”, 04/03/2017
Kanagawa Yokodai Station

1. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: FUMA Vs Yusuke Kubo
2. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Isami Kodaka Vs SAGAT
3. Mil Clown Vs Azusa Takigawa
4. Rika Tatsumi Vs Akane Miura
5. Yuu & Syoko Nakajima Vs Miyu Yamashita & Nodoka-oneesan

Tokyo Joshi Pro returns to the Yokodai Train Station for their annual outdoor afternoon and evening shows. Isami Kodaka wrestles on the show for the first time.

DDT “DRAMATIC 2017 MARCH SPECIAL ~ROAD TO SUPER ARENA~”, 05/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. KUDO Vs MAO
2. Kouki Iwasaki & Guanchulo Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase
4. Yoshihiro Takayama, Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
5. DAMNATION Vs FREEDOMS!: Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Jun Kasai & GENTARO
6. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
7. ROAD TO SSA MAIN EVENT Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda

This is the DDT go home show for “JUDGEMENT 2017” in Saitama Super Arena.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN NERIMA!”, 12/03/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. Yuna Manase Vs Nodoka-oneesan
2. 3 Way Match: Mil Clown Vs Maho Kurone Vs Itoh Maki
3. “Back Bancho” Akane Miura Road To Graduation – Bust Deluxe Reunion!: Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima Vs Nonoko & Akane Miura
4. Defeat SIN Biishiki-gun!: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Reika Saiki

Before Akane Miura graduates from Tokyo Joshi she gets to reform Bust Deluxe with Nonoko for one night only.

BASARA “VAJRA 31 ~NERIMA WHITE SNAKE~”, 12/03/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Fuminori Abe
2. Daichi Kazato Vs Hagane
3. Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT Vs Gunso & Kabuki Kid
4. IRON PRIEST Vs Double ★ Trans-Am: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Shinya
5. Special Tag Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Dick Togo & Ikuto Hidaka
6. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Minoru Tanaka

The NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles are no longer in play but Dick Togo & Ikuto Hidaka are still coming over to BASARA to face Cavalry. The titles went back to Zero1 today when The Aldini Brothers lost to Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto. Tanaka submitted Kodaka with the HEAT Clutch in that match. Now Kodaka has a chance to get some revenge back in BASARA.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.31 ~LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT~”, 14/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Kouki Iwasaki Vs MAO
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 1st Battle: Dai Suzuki Vs Kohei Sato
4. Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato
5. Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akebono, Shogun Okamoto & LEONA
6. Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kotaro Suzuki

Mike Bailey returns to DNA for the first time since winning the DNA Grand Prix and wouldn’t you know it he’s teaming with the man he beat in the final. Their opponents have also developed respect after battling each other.

Dai Suzuki must go through a 7 match trial to save his DNA career. Each match has a 7 minute time limit and he only needs to win or draw one match to succeed. If he loses all 7 matches he must retire from DNA!

TAVERN WRESTLING “ALCOHOL MANIA 2017”, 23/03/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: FUMA (c) Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi

The Tavern Wrestling brand is coming to an end. BASARA will soon take over the concept and use its All You Can Drink format for their own Shin-Kiba 1st RING shows. FUMA was pinned by Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi on yesterday’s show so that sets up the title match here.


DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~” Results

February 23, 2017

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DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
Shinjuku FACE
450 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. FIGHTING GIG STARTING SIGNAL Run!: Guanchulo & Rekka defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Guanchulo pinned Shimatani with the DVD (9:52).
2. Youth’s Esperanza 2017: MAO defeated Yuki Ueno with the Cannonball 450 (9:52).
3. Dai Suzuki Which Way Is Your Tomorrow?: Shogun Okamoto defeated Dai Suzuki with a Back Drop (4:14).
4. Stand By The Sky: Kotaro Suzuki defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Tiger Driver (14:27).
5. Running Without End: Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase when Sakuraba submitted Iwasaki with the Perfect Yurikamome (10:50).
6. FIRST GIG MAIN EVENT “THE POWER”: Kazusada Higuchi & Akebono defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Yuji Okabayashi when Higuchi pinned Yoshimura with the Goten (15:18).

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DDT New Attitude is now Fighting Gig DNA! The development brand for DDT took a big step towards establishing themselves as its own product. With S.P.E. Entertainment managing the events, DNA redesigned its logo and now has its own new theme song. Also some of the wrestlers came out with new gear and entrance music. The show began with all 18 wrestlers lining up while the guest ring announcer Masahiro Ehara announced the beginning of DNA’s next story.

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In the build-up to the relaunch, the least experienced wrestler on the roster was building up the most ego. Naomi Yoshimura was eager to start the main event by charging past his partner Yuji Okabayashi and towards Kazusada Higuchi to catch him off guard. The match turned around when Akebono tagged in to absorb all of the chops and Shoulder Blocks his opponents could throw at him. Yoshimura was a glory hog throughout the match and refused to tag out even though he was overwhelmed. Okabayashi angrily reminded him it was a tag match and finally got to tag in and clean house. Yoshimura tagged back in and with Okabayashi gave Akebono a Double Brainbuster. He wanted to finish off Higuchi with a Lariat but Higuchi stopped him with a Lariat of his own. Yoshimura kicked out of the Doctor Bomb but Higuchi ended up putting him away with the Goten.

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After the match Akebono thanked Higuchi and Okabayashi for the match. He then turned to Yoshimura and complimented him on a good job. Akebono said he would like to come back and then left the ring. Higuchi thanked the fans for coming to see DNA’s relaunch. He told Yoshimura to watch his attitude a little but other than that he would gladly fight him again and again. A representative from one of the show sponsors Premium Water Shop then came out. He thought it was a wonderful show so he wanted to make a donation to DNA. He announced that DNA will have a show in Korakuen Hall on 10th May! Higuchi was excited by the news until Shunma Katsumata grabbed the microphone from him. Katsumata declared that he will main event the Korakuen show, not Higuchi. Higuchi said he is on top of DNA and he won’t give up his throne to anyone. If it is a new era for DNA, he will be leading the charge.

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While Mizuki Watase and LEONA fought each other outside the ring, Kouki Iwasaki had the displeasure of being twisted apart by Kazushi Sakuraba. Watase and LEONA continued fighting after the match ended. LEONA apologised in his backstage interview and blamed it on himself feeling a bit off. Sakuraba said Iwasaki has a strong Low Kick and he’d like to wrestle him again.

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Kotaro Suzuki was full of praise for Shunma Katsumata, describing their match as a wonderful contest. Suzuki said when he was three years into his career he did not have the movement and technique that Katsumata currently has. However a key difference maker in this match was stamina. Suzuki had more of it and Katsumata can’t hit his big moves without it. Suzuki then suggested that Katsumata should team with him so he can steal all his moves… er I mean learn more by watching.

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Dai Suzuki tried to shake off his loss to Shogun Okamoto with as much dignity as he could muster. He then broke down while failing to convince the audience he is still undefeated. The show sponsor then came out accompanied by an MC named MEGA-G. They informed Suzuki he will be going through a 7 match series with every match having a 7 minute time limit. If he loses all 7 matches then he must retire! However a win and even a draw will save Suzuki’s career. His first match in this series will be against Kohei Sato on 14th March.

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MAO’s Screw Kick was the deciding factor in him beating Yuki Ueno. Afterwards Ueno said he can’t figure out where that kick came from so he couldn’t defend against it. Ueno will now focus on more training to make sure he won’t lose his next match. As for MAO, he is just going to keep doing what he is doing in DNA and see where it takes him.

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Guanchulo & Rekka claim that they too have been reborn along with DNA. Together they are calling themselves the YOUNG DONUTS! They aren’t the only wrestlers thinking up team names. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani are thinking about calling themselves Gran Millimeter because they are small but strong like Gran Hamada.

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On the same week NASA discovered seven new planets, DNA introduced seven new trainees. Kento Namatame (生田目研人) is a 26 year old from Tokyo who has experience training with CMLL. Ryota Kimoto (木本凌太) is a 19 year old from Hokkaido and comes from Sapporo Amateur Pro Wrestling. Daisuka Kurahashi (倉橋大亮) is a 23 year old from Akita and was trained by Animal Hamaguchi. Kazuki Yoshida (吉田和樹) is a 20 year old from Niigata and has baseball experience. Mago-ichi (孫一?) is a 30 year old bodybuilder from northern China. Yuki Iino (飯野雄貴) is a 22 year old rugby player from Tokyo. Finally Kenichi Ito (伊藤健一) is a 41 year old MMA fighter from Tokyo.


GUYZ “GUYZ PART 4” Results

February 14, 2017

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GUYZ “GUYZ PART 4”, 14/02/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
259 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Brand Anticipated Scramble Bunkhouse Hardcore 6 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi defeated Toru Owashi, SAGAT, Nonoko, Yumehito Imanari and Nobuhiro Shimatani when Takagi pinned Shimatani with a Diving Body Press from the Ladder onto the Zexy Magazine through the Table (11:16).
2. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match ~A Bite Of A Cool Sensation The Sweep! Actress Girls Incoming!!~: Saori Anou defeated Tam Nakano with a Fisherman Suplex (6:36).
3. GuyZ Annual Round Boxing Handicap Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi & Dai Suzuki ended in a No Contest (R4 2:19).
4. Last Gun Standing Match: Danshoku Dino defeated Takayuki Ueki with the Electrical Parade (11:33).
5. Special Single Match: Colt Cabana defeated Antonio Honda with the Superman Dive (13:31).
6. GuyZ Army Vs Sexy Army Full Challenge: Kazusada Higuchi, Ryuichi Sekine & Ken Ohka defeated Makoto Oishi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Mineo Fujita when Sekine pinned Oishi with the Kamikaze (7:08).

The Sexy Army did not come to the show to mess around although they did wear bath towels around their waists for the entire show. With Makoto Oishi giving the orders, he and his boys kidnapped guest idol Tsukasa Wachi and had her tied to the ring post with a rope during the main event. The GuyZ Army fought them to save her with Ryuichi Sekine pinning Oishi after a Lariat from Kazusada Higuchi, the Spear from Ken Ohka and a Kamikaze from Sekine. Oishi grovelled for forgiveness after the match but it was a ruse for the Sexy Army to ambush GuyZ. The fighting was stopped by the Actwres girl’Z wrestlers who rescued Wachi and forced the Sexy Army to flee. Sekine invited all of the girls to spend the rest of Valentine’s Day with GuyZ but they each came up with excuses to turn them down.

Colt Cabana and Antonio Honda both took their time wrestling each other. Whenever the action heated up one of them would ask the other to wait a second so they could catch their breath. When the match became more active, Yukinori Matsui ended up getting knocked out after a Bionic Elbow duel. Honda had Cabana beat with the Diving Elbow Drop but Matsui wasn’t there to count the pin. By the time Matsui recovered, Cabana leapt on top of Honda with the Superman Dive for the three count. Honda has no hard feelings over the result. He and Cabana instead bonded over their love of the Bionic Elbow.

The goal of the Last Gun Standing match was for your opponent to get an erection. Danshoku Dino claimed before the match that he is not attracted to Takayuki Ueki so he had the advantage. However none of his usual moves could excite Ueki in that manner. It turned out Ueki did have a gun in his pants and he wasn’t happy to see Dino. He held up Dino at gunpoint with the demand that he could get a date with Tsukasa Wachi. Dino knocked him off the ropes to disarm him and after an exchange of finishers both men were down and out. Wachi came out wearing her bikini and began to cheer for Ueki. That caused Ueki to stand up in more ways than one resulting in him losing the match.

Wachi was all over this show. She was originally brought in to be the ring girl for the annual GuyZ boxing match but did her job fully clothed. She took more clothing after every round, attracting more and more men to ringside to watch. The only men not enjoying this were the boxers. Yukio Sakaguchi was only focused on winning while Gota Ihashi & Dai Suzuki were getting slaughtered as a result. Even worse for Ihashi & Suzuki, everyone else did whatever they could to avoid ending the fight so Wachi could continue stripping. Yukinori Matsui for example pretended to faint when he was about to finish a 10 count. The situation got so bad that Suzuki punched the cameraman for getting in the way in order to get a better view of Wachi. The other referee Yuya Okada had enough and called for the match to end, saying it’s what Kyohei Wada would have done. Matsui got so mad that he attacked Okada. The place was about to descend into chaos when Wachi told everyone to stop. She then stripped down to a blue bikini, solving everyone’s problems.

Nobuhiro Shimatani complained about having to wrestle on Valentine’s Day. He claimed he had other more important things to do. The others then accused him of being a virgin. Shimatani grabbed Nonoko’s issue of Zexy Magazine and threatened to destroy it. But he was stopped by Sanshiro Takagi who placed him on a table. Takagi then placed the magazine on top of him, climbed a ladder and Splashed Shimatani through the table to win. After the match Takagi told him he shouldn’t be ashamed of being a 20 year old virgin because that means he is still pure. SAGAT then admitted that he too is a virgin. Shimatani hugged him with joy.


DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2016 ~IT’S NANIWABUSHI WRESTLING~” Results

December 4, 2016

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DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2016 ~IT’S NANIWABUSHI WRESTLING~”, 04/12/2016
Osaka Edion Arena #1
2,355 Fans

0. King Of Dark Title: Kouki Iwasaki, Guanchulo & Daiki Shimomura defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c), Mizuki Watase & Rekka when Iwasaki submitted Shimatani with a Crab Hold (6:43).
*D5 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
1. Naomi Yoshimura Debut Match: KUDO, Soma Takao & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Keisuke Ishii, Akito & Yuki Ueno when Yoshimura pinned Ueno with the Throw Away Power Bomb (11:47).
2. Naniwa Woman Saga: Aja Kong & LiLiCo defeated Saki Akai & Lady Beard when Kong pinned Akai with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (8:12).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Pork Bun defeated Toru Owashi (c) by Pinfall (4:44 pm).
*Pork Bun becomes the 1,200th champion.
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Kuishinbo Kamen defeated Pork Bun (c), Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Mad Paulie, Kikutaro, Dai Suzuki, Shoichi Uchida, Kenshin Chikano and Yoshihiko (17:48).
3a. Mad Paulie eliminated Porn Bun (c) by eating it (5:15).
*Mad Paulie becomes the 1,201st champion.
3b. Dai Suzuki eliminated Mad Paulie (c) by Submission (9:07).
*Dai Suzuki becomes the 1,202nd champion.
3c. Toru Owashi eliminated Dai Suzuki (c) with the Paradise Lock (11:36).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,203rd champion.
3d. Yoshihiko eliminated Shoichi Uchida by Ring Out (13:08).
3e. Yoshihiko eliminated Kenshin Chikano by Ring Out (13:11).
3f. Yoshihiko eliminated Masahiro Takanashi by Ring Out (13:16).
3g. Yoshihiko eliminated Kazuki Hirata with the Reincarnation (13:24).
3h. Kuishinbo Kamen eliminated Yoshihiko by Ring Out (13:40).
3i. Kuishinbo Kamen eliminated Toru Owashi (c) with by Pinfall (15:23).
*Kuishinbo Kamen becomes the 1,204th champion.
3j. Kuishinbo Kamen eliminated Kikutaro by Pinfall (17:48).
*V1 for Kuishinbo Kamen.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kikutaro defeated Kuishinbo Kamen (c) with the Shining Kikuzard (5:07 pm).
*Kikutraro becomes the 1,205th champion.
4. Elementary School 3rd Grader – Yuni Debut Match: Shigehiro Irie, Yasu Urano & Yuni defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Irie pinned MAO with the Beast Bomber (9:23).
5. Special Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi when Sakaguchi pinned Higuchi with the Right Knee Of God (9:39).
6. DDT Launch Pre-20th Anniversary Commemoration TLC (Takoyaki, Ladder & Chair) Special 6-Man Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi defeated Dick Togo, Antonio Honda & Takashi Sasaki when Ibushi pinned Honda with the Sit Down Last Ride onto a Kotatsu (15:03).
7. DDT Extreme Title – Doyama Hardcore Match: Jun Kasai defeated Danshoku Dino (c) with the Danshoku Reverse Tiger Driver (13:05).
*Danshoku Dino fails in V4. Jun Kasai becomes the 38th DDT Extreme Champion!
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo (c) when Takeshita pinned Sasaki with the German Suplex (23:34).
*DAMNATION fails in V2. Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey becomes the 58th KO-D Tag Team Champions!
9. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA defeated Shuji Ishikawa (c) with the Swandive Somato (20:08).
*Shuji Ishikawa fails in V3. HARASHIMA becomes the 60th KO-D Openweight Champion!
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kotatsu defeated Kikutaro (c) by Pinfall (8:08 pm).
*Kotatsu becomes the 1,206th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Hyota Echizenya defeated Kotatsu (c) by Pinfall (8:09 pm).
*Hyota Echizenya becomes the 1,207th champion.

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HARASHIMA is now a 9-time KO-D Openweight Champion! If he was feeling intimidated by the challenge to topple Shuji Ishikawa off his throne, he didn’t show it. Instead he made every kick and Knee Strike count, wearing down the champion. Ishikawa did hit the Splash Mountain but HARASHIMA kicked out of that. Eventually the kicks were all too much for Ishikawa to bear and HARASHIMA ended the match with the Swan Dive Somato. HARASHIMA credited the crowd’s support for helping him win back the title. He enjoyed fighting Shuji with all of his effort and wants to do it again and again. GM Amon Tsurumi asked if HARASHIMA wanted a particular wrestler to face him in a title match at Korakuen Hall on Christmas Day. HARASHIMA thought about it and nominated Shigehiro Irie because he was pinned by Irie in a tag match back last month. Irie says he will return to America in 2017. His first trip was done to make him stronger. Now his goal is to win the KO-D Title and bring it with him to the USA!

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DAMANTION had a bad night overall. Not only did Ishikawa lose the KO-D Title but Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo lost the KO-D Tag Team Titles too. Not only that but they lost it to their bitter rivals Happy Motels. Sasaki again did his Low Blow to Sasaki Hurricanrana combo that’s been so effective this year but this time Konosuke Takeshita kicked out. Meanwhile Mike Bailey was focused on getting revenge against the champions which ended with him intercepting Endo’s Springboard Dropkick with a Springboard Dropkick of his own. He then flattened Endo outside the ring with a Shooting Star Press. With a clear target on Sasaki, Takeshita threw him over with the Geman Suplex and got the three count to win the tag titles. This is Takeshita’s third time holding the tag title while Bailey gets his first championship in DDT.

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The DDT Extreme Title was put on the line in a straight up Hardcore Match. Danshoku Dino had to be violent against Jun Kasai and did so by putting him through a table with the Danshoku Driver. Kasai fought back by grabbing a bundle of bamboo skewers and shoving them in Dino where there sun doesn’t shine. That plan came back to haunt Kasai when Dino grabbed the skewers and shoved them into Kasai’s mouth. He then dug them into the top of Kasai’s head and gave him another Danshoku Driver but Kasai kicked out! Kasai dug the skewers into Dino’s head and hit the Reverse Tiger Driver but Dino kicked out of that too! Finally Kasai pulled his tights down and gave Dino a Danshoku version of the Reverse Tiger Driver. This time it did the job and Kasai became the new Extreme Champion! Kasai said before the match Dino told him how handsome he was and his love for him was true. Kasai’s response is he’s not gay but thanks for the match. Dino gave him the middle finger, said he loves him and returned to the locker room. Kasai said now he is the champion he will dye the belt with colour. As he left the ring he went over to the commentary table and gave Yoshihiro Takayama a deep kiss, making him faint into his chair.

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To commemorate DDT’s upcoming 20th Anniversary a special TLC Match took place between Sanshiro Takagi, Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi against Dick Togo, Antonio Honda & former DDT turned FREEDOMS wrestler Takashi Sasaki. The “T” in this match stood for Takoyaki which was being cooked by Nobuhiro Shimatani at ringside. Togo immediately slumped into the corner when the match began. He apologised but his heart wasn’t in it. He could only gain the spirit to wrestle if Honda told the tale of “Gon, The Little Fox”. This was all just a ruse for Togo’s team to attack when their opponents dropped their guard. Togo grabbed Takagi’s bicycle and spun the rear tyre against Ihashi’s head. Ibushi intercepted the bicycle but Togo cut him off by spraying him with a fire extinguisher. Togo and Ihashi both climbed a ladder and Togo knocked him off it by feeding him piping hot Takoyaki. He then put Ihashi in the Crippler Crossface while Honda fed Ihashi more Takoyaki. Special guest Hyota Echizenya made an appearance wearing a Kotatsu table over his back. Takagi put the Kotatsu over himself and tried to splash Sasaki through another table but missed. Outside the ring another table was set up to act as a ramp for Ibushi to cycle jump into Togo. However Togo moved and Ibushi crashed into Ihashi instead. Back in the ring Takagi used the Kotatsu as a shield to block chairshots. He then lied down and ordered Ibushi to give Honda the Last Ride onto the Kotatsu above him. After the match Togo shook Takagi’s hand but then gave him the Pedigree, all while Takagi was still wearing the Kotatsu table.

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Yukio Sakaguchi rebounded from his TKO defeat to Yoshihiro Takayama last month with a victory here. With Masakatsu Funaki holding back Takayama, Sakaguchi was able to pin Kazusada Higuchi with the Right Knee Of God. Funaki said backstage that he has teamed with various wrestlers but did not get along with many of them. He gets along with Sakaguchi though and both of them are interested in winning championships.

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The 3rd grade student Yuni made his debut, probably being the youngest person to ever wrestle in Osaka Edion Arena. The 8 year old’s big spots in the match were a Moonsault and also an elevated Dropkick using Irie and Yasu Urano as steps to get the height necessary to hit the target. Urano thought Yuni’s performance was amazing and gave him a score of 100 points. Yuni’s goal is to win the KO-D Title before he turns 10 years old.

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Ever since the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title came back to DDT the champion has had sleepless nights. Whoever holds the belt becomes so paranoid that they lose sleep. Toru Owashi entered the building as the champion but he was so tired from fighting off ambushes that he needed rest. He ate a Pork Bun he found on a bed backstage but then fell asleep with the Pork Bun on top of him. 1…2…3! The Pork Bun was now champion. It was brought down to the ring for the Battle Royal and somehow outwrestled Kazuki Hirata. Everything was going great until Mad Paulie entered and ate the Pork Bun to win the title. He knocked Dai Suzuki around the ring until everyone piled on top them. Paulie was pinned and Suzuki was declared the champion. When Owashi woke up and entered the hall he stopped Suzuki from fleeing and trapped him in the Paradise Lock on the entrance ramp where Suzuki stayed for the rest of the match. It took the combined powers of Kuishinbo Kamen and Kikutaro to send Owashi back to sleep. The match came down to them and although Kamen won the title, Kikutaro crotched him on the ropes after the match and used the 24/7 rule to escape with the belt. However at the end of the show Kikutaro found the Kotatsu used in the TLC match and used it to take a nap. 1…2…3! The Kotatsu became the champion. Hyota Echizenya walked in and tried to pick up the table. 1…2…3! Echizenya is now the champion!

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Aja Kong & LiLiCo were too strong for the Kawaii Connection to handle. They cut off Saki Akai from Lady Beard and Kong dominated her up until the finish. LiLiCo even did her own version of the Spinning Backfist. In the post-match interview Kong reiterated that DDT was wrong to use LiLiCo like a toy by parading her around for some dating nonsense. Maybe as punishment they should go after the KO-D Tag Team Titles!

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The show kicked off proper with the debut of Naomi Yoshimura, the latest rookie to wrestle for DNA. He got to show off his power by repeatedly Body Slamming Yuki Ueno then hitting a big Power Slam. His finishing move was a release Power Bomb. KUDO notes that it is a new era for DDT and it’s his job now not to lose to the new blood. Yoshimura says he wants to fight Higuchi because he is the strongest in DNA however he also wants to be on his side until he is ready to fight him. Also Yoshimura looks up to Zeus and Yuji Hino as wrestlers of inspiration.

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Nobuhiro Shimatani continues his downward spiral to the bottom of DDT when he was defeated in the dark match. The current King Of Dark Champion hit a couple of Standing Shooting Stars in a row to Kouki Iwasaki but eventually fell to the usual rookie killer move, the Crab Hold.

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Super Sasadango Machine hopes to return to the ring in time for DDT’s 20th Anniversary show in Saitama Super Arena on 20th March. He received a message of support from Yoshihiro Takayama on Facebook which has given him encouragement.

More information for DDT Universe has become known. The video on demand service launches on 23rd January, 2017 and the first live broadcast will be “SWEET DREAMS! 2017” on 29th January. The monthly price is 900 yen a month but the first month of the subscription will be free.


DDT “DNA 27” Results

November 16, 2016

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DDT “DNA 27”, 16/11/2016
Hanayashiki Park Hall
163 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Guanchulo defeated Yuki Ueno with the Death Valley Driver (8:09).
2. Dai Suzuki Comeback: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Dai Suzuki with a Single Leg Crab Hold (10:43).
3. Average Height 163cm Minimum Load: Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Oosugi pinned Shimatani with the PICTURES (7:09).
4. Shiori Asahi defeated MAO with a Cradle (9:19).
5. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Goten (12:16).
6. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase when Nakatsu pinned Watase with the V Slider (16:40).

An angry Mizuki Watase fought against Cavalry but ultimately fell to Ryota Nakatsu. A High Kick, a German Suplex and the V Slider won the match for Cavalry. Nakatsu’s night wasn’t done however as Kouki Iwasaki challenged him to a match one on one. Kazusada Higuchi then came out and said he will stop being silent. He also wants a match with Nakatsu. Iwasaki and Higuchi began arguing over who should get the match until Nakatsu told them he is willing to fight either of them in a single or a tag match. Nakatsu then repeatedly shouted “BASARA is better than DNA!”

An injury kept Shunma Katsumata from entering the DNA Grand Prix. His goal for the tournament was to beat Higuchi on route to winning the entire tournament. He at least got his chance to face Higuchi here. He focused on hitting Higuchi with Dropkicks until he could put Higuchi in position for the Swan Dive X Factor. But Higuchi caught him in midair and delivered the Oklahoma Stampede. Katsumata still had life left in him but Higuchi put him away with the Goten.

MAO was overwhelmed by the gap of experience between himself and Shiori Asahi. He tried to prepare for Asahi’s intelligence, stamina and movement pattern but could not beat his opponent. He still saw the match as a good opportunity to learn from a highly technical wrestler.

Dai Suzuki had been missing from DNA and the rest of DDT since March. His goal for his return match was using pro wrestling to make people happy. However when Konosuke Takeshita submitted him with a Crab Hold, Suzuki refused to shake his hand after the match. He claims to be filled with happy feelings but that means nothing if he does not improve and work harder.


DDT “DNA 14” Results

March 5, 2016

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DDT “DNA 14”, 05/03/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
350 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Debut Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Trampled Crab Hold (8:14).
2. Daiki Shimomura Debut Match: Kota Umeda defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Umeda Driver (10:49).
3. Tomoya Kawamura/Rainbow Kawamura Comeback Match: Rainbow Kawamura & Daichi Kazato defeated Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo when Kazato pinned Guanchulo with the Sister Abigail (9:57).
4. Bear The Same Fate If They Take The Same Road! Brothers Take Different Paths!: Tigger Bedscene & Shiori Asahi defeated Dai Suzuki & Ken Ohka when Bedscene pinned Suzuki with a Northern Lights Suplex (11:39).
5. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Mizuki Watase with a Canadian Backbreaker (10:26).
6. Kota Umeda defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Umeda Driver (15:45).

Kota Umeda used a new finisher to win both of his matches. The temporarily named Umeda Driver is a modified Fisherman Buster that looks like it lands similarly to a Northern Lights Bomb. Umeda pointed out that two thirds of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions lost today while he beat two wrestlers in separate matches. In order to prove he is the strongest in DNA, Umeda must beat the only champion who has yet to be defeated, Kazusada Higuchi!

Mizuki Watase was able to give Higuchi a Back Drop for a nearfall but ultimately fell to Higuchi’s Canadian Backbreaker. Watase figured out that the Back Drop that won him his first wrestling match isn’t polished enough to beat someone like Higuchi. The feeling he got when he won a match was fun but useless if he can’t beat stronger opponents. He wants to have the same motivation he felt when he wrestled Shinjiro Otani.

Dai Suzuki is now 0-4 in DNA matches against his brother Tigger Bedscene. His partner for the match Ken Ohka praised Suzuki for his daring performance despite losing. Ohka told him to hang in there. It was revealed Suzuki wrestled with a cracked meniscus in his left knee. He hasn’t decided to get surgery or to let it heal naturally.

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The returning Tomoya Kawamura declined to appear at the show’s opening ceremony. A message was passed along saying Kawamura was going to debut a new costume and ring name but wanted to wait until his match to reveal it. And reveal it he did. Wearing a Hatsune Miku wig, a colourful vest and a big ruffled collar to go with his normal tights Kawamura is now known as Rainbow Kawamura. He used a bottle of hand disinfectant to clean himself during the match. He explained that he spent a lot of time in Shinjuku while recovering from injury. He is called Rainbow Kawamura because his new costume has beautiful rainbow colours and he will use his disinfectant to clean up the world of pro wrestling.

DNA’s newest rookies Nobuhiro Shimatani and Daiki Shimomura both had their debut matches on this show, each against one of the wrestlers involved in the main event. Shimatani wore red gear for his match against Iwasaki. He wants to be the kind of wrestler who is brave with his strikes. Shimomura wore orange shorts and green kneepads as he wrestled Umeda. He received a lot of streamers for his introduction. He had a high flying style, hitting a Quebrada followed by a Swan Dive Lariat on Kouki Iwasaki during his hot streak in the match. Unfortunately Shimomura dislocated his left arm and has been told to rest for three weeks. He will have to miss the Sumo Hall show.

Mao Inoue will return from injury in time for the DDT 19th Anniversary show in Sumo Hall on 21st March.

A memorial for the late Eiji Esaki, aka Hayabusa was held by Sanshiro Takagi at the beginning of the show.