DDT “DRAMATIC IS IT NOT? 2017” Results

December 14, 2017

DDT “DRAMATIC IS IT NOT? 2017”, 14/12/2017
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center
234 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Makoto Oishi & MAO when Irie pinned Oishi after the Tower Of Terror (7:25).
2. Crazy Gold Wolf And Gay And Dancer Slightly Special 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Danshoku Dino and Kazuki Hirata when Sakaguchi pinned Hirata with the PK (9:11).
3. The Legendary Man, Jet, Finally His Last Match Of The Year!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Shogo Takagi defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Kouki Iwasaki when Takagi pinned Iwasaki with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (8:02).
4. Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda defeated Shunma Katsumata & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Yoshimura pinned Shimtani with a Lariat (9:34).
5. Adios Diego Tres! Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Diego with the German Suplex (13:39).
6. Road To D-King GP Special Single Match: Akito defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Hanamasa (8:42).
7. Nagoya Specialty! Stir-fried Miso Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda when Endo pinned Honda with the Shooting Star Press (14:20).

Tetsuya Endo saved Daisuke Sasaki from the Somato by giving HARASHIMA a Shiranui. From there, Endo defeated Antonio Honda with a Springboard Overhead Kick and the Shooting Star Press. After the match Endo & Mad Paulie rushed over to Sasaki fearing the worst. Sasaki weakly said he was feeling cold but before he goes, he has a secret to tell. Sasaki then jumped up and said HARASHIMA isn’t the only wrestler who trains hard. Also Naomichi Marufuji isn’t the only wrestling genius either. DAMNATION will beat them on Christmas Eve to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles and will celebrate with a Christmas party!

Both Akito and Keisuke Ishii are confident of their chances in the upcoming D-King Grand Prix. Akito beat Ishii today but Ishii still thinks he has momentum going into his block and likes his chances of making the final. Akito is looking forward to a variety of opponents. A rematch with Sasaki will trigger bad memories of Akito losing his hair while a match with Shuji Ishikawa will be focused on targeting his legs and feet. Akito also thinks Mike Bailey is not paying much attention to him so that is a first time singles match to look forward to.

Konosuke Takeshita was glad to have a singles match with Diego before Diego left Japan. He hopes Diego becomes a big wrestler in Chile someday and then come back to Japan. It doesn’t matter how long it will take, even if Diego gets old enough to become a grandpa. Grandpa Takeshita will still be the KO-D Openweight Champion by then so he can give Grandpa Diego a title match.

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BASARA Ends The Year, DDT X Ring Dream, Burnin’ X’mas

December 8, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 54 ~FEAST~”, 14/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs X
2. Continuation, Senga’s Oosugi Recapture Strategy: Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Hercules Senga & Takato Nakano
3. Yusuke Kubo Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, FUMA & SAGAT
5. Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Ryuji Ito & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
6. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

Daichi Kazato is switching back to his Best Stretchman V3 persona after a few weeks of being himself. Hercules Senga is still annoyed that Tsutomu Oosugi is teaming with him.

DDT X RING DREAM “LOVE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MEET ~ 3RD ANNIVERSARY, BUT LIFE GOES ON”, 16/12/2017
Tokyo Toshimaen

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii & Diego
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Syoko Nakajima & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
3. Battle Royal For Pretty Girlfriend: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Rekka Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Mad Paulie
4. Saki-sama & Yukio Saint Laurent Vs Antonio Honda & Cherry
5. Danshoku Dino, Ken Ohka & Yoshihiko Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki
7. Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & KUDO (w/ Orange Jelly) Vs Akito, Soma Takao & Masahiro Takanashi (w/ Orange Jelly)

DDT’s collaboration with the Ring Dream browser game series continues. Maybe even more DDT wrestlers will get their own gender switched character announced during the show.

Orange Jelly is an artist who works on the Ring Dream game.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BURNIN’ X’MAS 2017”, 20/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Mao Hoshino Debut And Retirement Match: Mao Hoshino Vs Cherry
2. Defeat The Shabby Thick Makeup!: HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu
3. Burnin’ X’mas Special 3 Way Match: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Yukihiro Abe Vs Chikara
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 1 ~Suyama Suyama Indies Dream~: Shota & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 2 ~Strongest Amateur Vs Jetty Whirlwind~: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Tetsuya Endo
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 3 ~Bet On All~: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Ken Ohka

Daisuke Sasaki Vs Ken Ohka will happen with or without the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. Sasaki is defending the title against TAKA Michinoku in K-DOJO on 17th December. If Sasaki wins, the match with Ohka will be for the championship. If Sasaki loses, he has nothing else to put on the line against Ohka other than the possessions he previously won from him.

BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA PRO WRESTLING ~ THE THIRD SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI”, 28/09/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Naoki Tanizaki Vs Isami Kodaka
2. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Yuko Miyamoto Vs Colt Cabana
3. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Akito Vs Fuminori Abe
4. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 1: Yasu Urano Vs Riho
5. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Ayako Hamada Vs Winner Of Match #1
6. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Round 2: Hideki Suzuki Vs Winner Of Match #2
7. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Winner Of Match #3 Vs Winner Of Match #5
8. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Semi Final: Winner Of Match #4 Vs Winner Of Match #6
9. BASARA Offer Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuchi, SAGAT, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu, Daichi Kazato & Takato Nakano
10. Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai – Final: X Vs X

Isami Kodaka had a few more surprises left for the Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai. Colt Cabana and Ayako Hamada are late additions to the tournament. Hamada accepted the invitation so late that she never knew about the tournament’s gimmick until she visited Kodaka to confirm her involvement. She’s disappointed that she won’t be able to wrestle a normal match unless she reaches the final.

What are those rules? There will be no ring ropes attached for the matches in Rounds 1 and 2. Victory can be achieved by pinfall, submission or ring out. The ropes will be attached for the semi-finals but the ring out rule will still be in effect. The final will be a regular match with no countouts.


D-King Grand Prix 2018 Schedule

December 4, 2017

DDT is trying out a round robin tournament to set up the main event of their next Sumo Hall show in March. The D-King Grand Prix will have two blocks both consisting of seven wrestlers. The winners of each block face each other in the final and the tournament champion gets added to the main event of “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”. This is the first round robin DDT has done since the 2010 Young Drama Cup and I think the first on DDT’s main shows since the 2005 KO-D Tag League. Every block match has a 30 minute time limit, I assume the final will have no time limit. Every show during the group stage will have one or two non-tournament matches as well.

A Block

Konosuke Takeshita
HARASHIMA
Keisuke Ishii
Tetsuya Endo
Masahiro Takanashi
Joey Ryan
Jiro Kuroshio

B Block

Daisuke Sasaki
Yukio Sakaguchi
Soma Takao
Akito
Kazusada Higuchi
Mike Bailey
Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN SHINJUKU”, 05/01/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Jiro Kuroshio
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Keisuke Ishii
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazusada Higuchi
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Mike Bailey Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN OSAKA 2 DAYS”, 07/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Tetsuya Endo
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Joey Ryan
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Akito Vs Mike Bailey

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN OSAKA 2 DAYS”, 08/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Joey Ryan
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Jiro Kuroshio
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Kazusada Higuchi
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Mike Bailey
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Akito Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN NERIMA”, 10/01/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii Vs Joey Ryan
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Soma Takao
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN YOKOHAMA”, 11/01/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii Vs Jiro Kuroshio
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Joey Ryan
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Shuji Ishikawa
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Mike Bailey
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Akito

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN SHIMIZU”, 13/01/2018
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii Vs Tetsuya Endo
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Joey Ryan Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mike Bailey
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN SHINKIBA”, 14/01/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Keisuke Ishii
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Joey Ryan
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Mike Bailey
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 THE FINAL!!”, 28/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – Final: Winner Of A Block Vs Winner Of B Block


DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!” Results

December 1, 2017

DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!”, 01/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
235 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Danshoku P Thanksgiving Year End!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Danshoku Dino, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda when Oishi pinned Honda after the Triple Miracle Ecstasy (6:51).
2. Koda Umeda & Yuki Ueno defeated Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki when Umeda pinned Iwasaki with the Umeda Driver (10:28).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Crash Rabbit Heat (9:55).
*V1 for Miyu Yamashita.
4. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Okuda defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura when Okuda submitted Shimomura with the Manjigatame (10:32).
5. Adios Diego Uno! Special Single Match: Dick Togo defeated Diego with the Diving Senton (16:01).
6. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & TAKA Michinoku defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Michinoku submitted Sasaki with the Just Facelock (15:27).
7. ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi when Akito pinned Takanashi with the Hanamasa (13:05).

There are only a few more shows left for the entire ALL OUT unit to be together. Their goal is to keep the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles until Diego leaves Japan. Their defence against Shuten-dōji in Hakata next week is their last threat to their plan.

Daisuke Sasaki wanted TAKA Michinoku’s attention so he got it. Michinoku countered Sasaki’s Hurricanrana into the Just Facelock to make him tap out. Afterwards Sasaki called to him saying he is the one he wants. Sasaki wants to give TAKA an Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title match. TAKA accepted but since he just beat Sasaki that should mean he picks the date and the place. It will take place at the K-DOJO Shin-Kiba 1st RING show on 17th December. Sasaki gladly agreed. Hisaya Imabayashi tried to point out that Ken Ohka is supposed to get the next title shot on 20th December but nobody cared. TAKA said his match was made first and he won’t hear otherwise. In the backstage interview Sasaki said how much he respects TAKA and talked about the previous times they wrestled together from the Italian Four Horsemen to the Best Of The Super Juniors. Sasaki hopes beating TAKA Michinoku will send him on track towards the WWE. Reaching America is the final life goal for Daisuke Sasaki.

Diego was so happy to have a match with Dick Togo today and called it the most important match in his pro wrestling life. He thanked Togo because his life has changed so much since they first met each other five years ago. Togo said back then Diego was a wrestling otaku but today he has become a fine wrestler. Togo wants Diego to take all that he has learned in Japan and teach it to his friends and juniors in Chile. Diego can changes their lives just as Togo changed his.

Keisuke Okuda got into a fight with both Shigehiro Irie and Kazusada Higuchi after their match.

Kazuki Hirata had Sanshiro Takagi and Toru Owashi as his cornermen for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match. However Takagi & Owashi wanted Miyu Yamashita to win so they helped her out at certain times like pushing the rope towards her when she was put in a submission hold. Yamashita herself started to gain control of the match and had Hirata in position to take the Crash Rabbit Heat. Knowing he was about to be defeated, Hirata called for Nobuhiro Shimatani to come down and hand him something. It was a letter Hirata had written and he wanted to read it before he lost. In the letter Hirata confessed that he is dying. He wanted to tell Yamashita something before he passes. He remembered helping to set up the first ever Toyko Joshi Pro show. At the time he didn’t see what the big deal was about the project and was in a rotten mood having to spend his day working at the event. That all changed when he saw Miyu Yamashita’s debut match where she danced during her entrance. Hirata had one request and that is to dance with Yamashita to her “Genghis Khan” theme tune. Yamashita agreed and they danced together. Hirata afterwards asked for a handshake but it was a trick and he struck Yamashita. She got so mad she kicked the hell out of Hirata and then pinned him with the Crash Rabbit Heat to defend the Iron Man Title. After the match Takagi gave Yamashita the Stunner but she kicked out. Owashi gave her La Magistral Cradle but she kicked out again. Takagi challenged Yamashita to defend the title on 24th December. The Tokyo Joshi GM Tetsuya Koda came out and told Takagi that Yamashita should be preparing for her Korakuen Hall main event match on 4th January. She cannot risk getting injured by wrestling men. Takagi pointed out that she can still wrestle other women so he will contact his relative Francoise☆Takagi, Owashi’s relative Margaret☆Owashi and Hirata’s relative Kazuko Hirata to come over. Tokyo Joshi will soon compete against T2Joshi! Yamashita accepted the challenge.

Kouki Iwasaki showed shades of envy towards Yuki Ueno when Ueno was introduced as a Differ Cup winner. He attacked Ueno and threw a table at him away from ringside. Ueno fought back and set Iwasaki up to be pinned by Kota Umeda. He hit a Missile Dropkick then Umeda did the Umeda Driver.

Danshoku Dino, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda formed the HωA (Homo Wrestling Idol) to take on the NωA. They wore modified NωA shirts and also sang “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU” which made all of NωA mad. NωA got their revenge by forcing Dino to do the Danshoku Nightmare VR to Owashi. They then gave Honda the Triple Miracle Ecstasy to win the match.


Best Western Lariat Series Concludes, FUMA FEST, Ohka Gambles It All

November 28, 2017

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada Vs Kenou & Hajime Ohara
5. Impact X Division Title: Taiji Ishimori (c) Vs Mike Bailey
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

The show is taking place while I am typing this so let me take this time to tell you a fact about the venue. Did you know that Crazy SKB from Triple Six was barred from Differ Ariake when he destroyed equipment and broke into the NOAH offices located inside the building during a show?

DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!”, 01/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Koda Umeda & Yuki Ueno
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Okuda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura
4. Danshoku P Thanksgiving Year End!: Danshoku Dino, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Adios Diego! Special Single Match: Diego Vs Dick Togo
6. ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
7. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & TAKA Michinoku Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Daisuke Sasaki has a lot on his hands when it comes to the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. He has challengers coming elsewhere but the wrestler he wants to defend the title against most is TAKA Michinoku. Maybe he’ll get what he wants when TAKA comes to DDT.

DDT “BEST WESTERN LARIAT SERIES 2017 YEAR END CHANDELIER WRESTLING FINAL RACE”, 03/12/2017
Tokyo Best Western Rembrandt Hotel Tokyo Machida

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Keisuke Ishii, Rekka & Mizuki Watase
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
5. Danshoku P Lunchtime Wrestling Delivering With Sensibility: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Cherry Vs Toru Owashi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Saki Akai
6. You Can Enjoy Meals And Wrestling In Machida! Lunchtime Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki

The Best Westen Lariat Series 2017 continues with it’s second show… eleven months after the first one… This really wasn’t much of a series was it?

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~」”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Nakatsu Dickinson Vs Takato Nakano
2. Ricky Fuji Vs Ryuselmo Sekine
3. Jinbeizamen Vs Yngwie Malmsteen
4. Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
5. Goregrind Match: FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

FUMA wants his match with Jun Kasai to be violent but it needs to be more radical than just a Hardcore Match. So he has created the Goregrind Match. It’s a Hardcore Match with Heavy Metal weapons involved. FUMA describes it as a brutal kind of Death (Metal) Match. FUMA will also be performing vocals for Dragon’s Den during the concert portion of the show.

Jinbeizamen will be coming out to a cover of the Accept song “Fast As A Shark” performed by Crucified.

Nakatsu Dickinson is Ryota Nakatsu doing an impersonation of Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden. In Match #2, Ryuselmo Sekine is Ryuichi Sekine as Phil Anselmo from Pantera.

BASARA “VAJRA 54 ~FEAST~”, 14/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

Isami Kodaka was ready to store away the Union MAX Title until March 2018 until Fuminori Abe came out to challenge him.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BURNIN’ X’MAS 2017”, 20/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Defeat The Shabby Thick Makeup!: HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 1 ~Suyama Suyama Indies Dream~: Shota & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 2 ~Strongest Amateur Vs Jetty Whirlwind~: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Tetsuya Endo
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 3 ~Bet On All~: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Ken Ohka

It’s reached the point where it is all or nothing for Ken Ohka and Ganbare☆Wrestling. He is willing to put everything on the line against Daisuke Sasaki to win back the Independent Jr. Title. His marriage, his family, his remaining wealth and Ganpuro itself are all at risk! But a gamble this big against an opponent so uncaring has caught the attention of the rest of DAMNATION so now they are coming along for the ride!

Sumire Natsu has beaten HARUKAZE in two straight matches but both wins were under shady circumstances. Natsu only accepted one more rematch when she made Ohka pay for her bullet train tickets to and from the show. Also if Natsu wins then she will replace HARUKAZE as the regular women’s wrestler on the Ganpuro roster. Ohka has gotten his own little dig in against Natsu by giving her the nickname “Shabby Thick Makeup”.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2017”, 24/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Colt Cabana

DAMNATION are next to challenge HarashiMarufuji.

BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA PRO WRESTLING ~ THE THIRD SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI”, 28/09/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. BASARA Offer Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuchi, SAGAT, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu, Daichi Kazato & Takato Nakano

The 3rd Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament will make up the majority of this card. The entrants announced so far are Yasu Urano (1st Winner), Isami Kodaka (2nd Winner), Naoki Tanizaki, Yuko Miyamoto, Riho, Hideki Suzuki and Fuminori Abe.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING VOL. 2”, 30/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Runaway Gigantic Combination V Baka Brothers! Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei

This is the show DAMNATION gets to book for winning this year’s Dramatic General Election. The first match announced is two big lads versus two messy boys.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’18”, 04/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Maki Ito Vs Danshoku Dino
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Mizuki & X
3. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

If Miyu Yamashita is still the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion come showtime then that belt will of course also be on the line in the main event.

A new member of the Ito Respect Corps will be revealed as Mizuki’s tag partner.

Veda Scott will be on the show.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I LOVE YOU MUSCAT 2017” Results

November 27, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I LOVE YOU MUSCAT 2017”, 26/11/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall
199 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganbare The Tryout Season 2: Ganbare The Akihabara & Ganbare The Power defeated Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter when Power pinned both Great & Shooter with the Unlimited Power (11:36).
2. Ganpuro “Kotori” Farewell Rumble!: “Kotori” defeated J-Soul Pandita III IV with the Morning Star (11:33).
Order Of Elimination: Ken Ohka, Shota, Yumehito Imanari, Dr. Kiriko, J-Soul Pandita III IV.
3. Ganjo’s Symbol Vs Shabby Thick Makeup!: Sumire Natsu defeated HARUKAZE with the Yoran (8:27).
4. Ken Ohka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Toryumon 7th Graders Vs Sayama Sayama~: Ken Ohka & “brother” YASSHI defeated Shota & Yumehito Imanari when Ohka pinned Imanari with the Fire Spear (12:48).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Cross Facelock (18:31).
*V4 for Daisuke Sasaki.

The self-proclaimed “Best And Strongest Amateur” stepped up to face Daisuke Sasaki for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. There was a promise by Sasaki to fight a clean fight but he soon broke it by throwing a chair at Shinichiro Tominaga. Sasaki later kicked Tominaga into the referee. Sasaki went far enough to attempt the Vietnam Driver II onto the ref but Tominaga rescued him. From there Tominaga fought fire with fire and threw the ref at Sasaki then gave Sasaki a Hurricanrana after the distraction. Sasaki applied the Cross Facelock but Tominaga got out of the move by biting Sasaki’s wrist. He later countered the Crossover Facelock with the Kido Clutch for a nearfall. Sasaki hit his flash Hurricanrana for another nearfall but Tominaga broke out an Overhead Kick afterwards. Sasaki locked on the Cross Facelock one more time and got Tominaga to tap out.

Sasaki taunted Tominaga after the match. He knows Tominaga wants him to say he did well but an amateur is an amateur. Is Tominaga still a salaryman away from wrestling? Then he should quit and restart his wrestling training from scratch as a trainee. Sasaki then complained he came all the way from Yamagata to wrestle in Ganbare☆Wrestling, an organisation full of amateurs. Ken Ohka heard Sasaki and stormed out to the ring demanding a title match. Sasaki doesn’t want it nor does he ever want to wrestle in Ganpuro again. Ohka then pulled out Sumire Natsu’s deposit book and offered to put it on the line. Sasaki threw it away and said he doesn’t wrestle for money. The crowd jeered Sasaki for the obvious lie. Sasaki finally broke and accepted Ohka’s challenge but on one condition. If Sasaki wins he takes the most important thing in Ohka’s life other than his family (Sasaki hates kids). When he wins he takes over Ganbare☆Wrestling! And to make sure the debt will be paid Sasaki will be bringing DAMNATION with him to the match on 20th December. Ohka accepted and has the rest of Ganpuro supporting him. Yumehito Imanari even did his own version of DAMNATION’s catchphrase. “We will not flock! We will not flirt! We want to get married! Ganbare☆Wrestling will never be defeated!”

Ken Ohka & “brother” YASSHI teamed up to celebrate Ohka’s 16th anniversary in wrestling. YASSHI gave himself and Ohka a big introduction ending with a shout of “Toryumon” as the match against Shota & Yumehito Imanari began. Ohka was in danger when Shota gave him the Frog Splash and then followed up with a Tope Con Hilo to YASSHI. But when Tominaga took over, Ohka recovered and hit two Fire Spears to win the match.

The rematch between HARUKAZE and Sumire Natsu was meant to be the last meeting between the two but there was another dodgy finish here. Natsu again used the ropes for leverage when she pinned HARUKAZE but this time the referee caught her cheating. When the two argued with each other HARUKAZE tried to grab Natsu. Natsu avoided her and went for a Big Boot but HARUKAZE ducked and the referee took the kick. HARUKAZE hit Natsu with the Fire Spear but couldn’t get the pin because the referee was knocked down. When the ref got up Natsu recovered and hit the Big Boot on HARUKAZE. She did a Cutie Special and a Shining Wizard then finally got the win with the Yoran. Ken Ohka tried to protest the result but realised that HARUKAZE and Natsu had already agreed to make this their last singles match against each other. Ohka begged Natsu to have one more rematch with HARUKAZE. Natsu would only agree to it if Ohka pays for her bullet train ticket from Osaka to Tokyo. She knows Ohka has saved up some cash since he lost his money to Sasaki, Also if Natsu win then she will replace HARUKAZE as the regular female wrestler for Ganpuro. Ohka hesitated but agreed to make the match for 20th December.

“Kotori” was given a special Rumble match as a gift before she retires from pro wrestling on 21st December. She and J-Soul Pandita III IV were the first two entries in the match. “Kotori” challenged Pandita to a game of sumo until the creature lost its temper. The evil Dr. Kiriko was the next entrant and he scared off “Kotori”. Yumehito Imanari, Shota and Ken Ohka rounded out the remaining entries. Ohka was eliminated immediately, getting thrown out while he was in the middle of his entrance. Daisuke Kiso got involved in one of the multi-man spots and Lariated Shota to eliminate him from the match. Imanari asked “Kotori” why she was retiring but he was so tired that he was easily Clotheslined out of the ring by her. “Kotori” continued her elimination streak and pinned Kiriko and then Pandita to win the Rumble. “Kotori” shook hands with Ohka after the match and then flipped him over with a Shoulder Toss. That is her farewell from Ganpuro.

The second Ganbare The Tryout was almost as big of a mess as the first one. Ganbare The Akihabara came out without a mask and was more interested in reading manga. Ganbare The Shooter took off his own mask and offered it to Akihbara but was told to put it back on. Ganbare The Power wouldn’t stop shouting “Power!” and generally ignored everyone else’s shenanigans. He hit the other three wrestlers with Saber Chops, some intentional and some not. He dove on top of all three of them to get the three count. Power asked Ganbare The Great if winning the match meant he passed the audition. Great said “Of course not!” and rejected Power. Akihabara failed because he wouldn’t wear his mask and Shooter failed too. Shooter took off his mask in response to the news. Great then admitted that he himself also failed. He unmasked and threw the mask into the air to end the audition.


DDT “BIG HOUSE ARROW HOMETOWN 2017” Results

November 26, 2017

DDT “BIG HOUSE ARROW HOMETOWN 2017”, 25/11/2017
Toyama Takaoka Coeur
259 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Honda submitted Hirata with the Manjigatame (9:30).
2. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO & Kota Umeda defeated Makoto Oishi & MAO when KUDO pinned Oishi with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:05).
3. Akito defeated Shunma Katsumata with a Figure Four Leglock (8:50).
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey defeated Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii when Bailey pinned Dino with the Ultima Weapon (10:33).
5. ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Diego when Sakaguchi submitted Diego with the Cobra Clutch (11:25).
6. Tale Of Toyama – Ken Ohka’s Triumphant Return! Takaoka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Ken Ohka defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when HARASHIMA pinned Paulie with the Somato (17:56).

DDT was in Ken Ohka’s hometown of Toyama and DAMNATION did not like it one bit. Daisuke Sasaki wanted to have another bet with Ohka in order to wrestle in the main event. Ohka said Sasaki had already taken his money and the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. He has nothing left. Sasaki saw that Ohka’s 70 year old father was in the audience and he demanded the father put his own deposit book on the line! Ohka accepted the challenge but his team was then ambushed by DAMNATION. Ohka, HARASHIMA & Soma Takao eventually isolated Mad Paulie in the ring and overwhelmed him with their signature moves until HARASHIMA got the pin with the Somato. HARASHIMA called Ohka the “Hero Of Toyama” after the match. Ohka then told his life story to the audience. He grew up as a bad child, kind of like Sasaki. When he lost the Independent Jr. Title to Sasaki he felt shame whenever he came back to Toyama. But not matter how embarrassed he gets, he has a dream and even at 40 years old he trusts himself to achieve it.

Masahiro Takanashi said that Shuten-dōji are not fighting ALL OUT to create happy memories for Diego before he leaves Japan. ALL OUT will be finished when Shuten-dōji wins the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles from them.

Ken Ohka’s dad got involved in the opening match. Kazuki Hirata came out complaining that his entrance gown and HIRATA GO! glasses went missing. Ohka’s dad came out wearing them while dancing to Hirata’s music. Sanshiro Takagi said his dancing is better than Hirata’s.