DDT “EARLY FALL ITABA SERIES” Results

September 13, 2020

DDT “EARLY FALL ITABA SERIES”, 13/09/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
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1. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase when Takao pinned Watase with the Official Endless Waltz (10:37).
2. Akito defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Goliath Birdeater (8:24).
3. Playfulness Series Act 2: Danshoku Dieno defeated Hideki Okatani with the Gaydo Clutch (8:31).
4. Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Yukio Naya defeated HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura when Honda pinned Nakamura with the Diving Fist Drop (13:24).
5. Nautilus Vs Eruption!: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai when Ueno pinned Akai with the Frog Splash (11:39).
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Sasaki submitted Katsumata with the Cross Facelock (16:44).

There are two similar situations over the big title matches in DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro. Over in TJPW, The Magical Sugar Rabbits are getting along and everything is hunky dory with them. So far in DDT the same is happening with Daisuke Sasaki and Tetsuya Endo. But a crack appeared today when Endo accidentally struck Sasaki with an Overhead Kick. They got over that bump in the road and won the match. Sasaki told Endo he has become 10 times better since the day he was picked as the No. 1 Contender. He will become 100 times better at the Nagoya show next week. By the time “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020” comes around Sasaki will be 100 million times better! Endo praised Sasaki for being in great shape but no matter how better he gets, it isn’t good enough to beat Endo right now. Sasaki said the audience knows who will win at “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020” but he got a mixed response.

The KO-D Tag Team Champions are now interested in winning the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. After Nautilus defeated two thirds of Eruption they asked if it was okay for them to make a title challenge. Kazusada Higuchi was ready to answer but Saki Akai stopped him and they left without saying a word. Yuki Ueno wondered if they needed Yukio Sakaguchi’s opinion before making a decision. Also Nautilus needs a third partner to challenge. Maybe HARASHIMA, maybe Toru Owashi, maybe even Naomichi Marufuji? Oh yeah, or maybe Kazuki Hirata. They will worry about that later. First Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura have to defend the Tag Titles against the two British guys.

Antonio Honda is confident he will win the DDT Extreme Title, because it will be interesting if he is the one to beat Shinya Aoki.

Everybody, especially Hideki Okatani, was warned that Danshoku Dieno was patiently waiting to strike at the right moment. Dieno proved this by entering the ring from another part of the room and ambushing Okatani from behind. Makoto Oishi shouted encouragement towards Okatani even when Dieno stripped Okatani down to his underwear. Oishi told Okatani not to be embarrassed when things like this happen in the ring, otherwise he will never be at the top of DDT! Oishi stripped himself down to his underwear to show there is nothing to worry about if this is the most embarrassing thing that will happen. Okatani found his courage and fought back against Dieno. Unfortunately he bumped into Yukinori Matsui and Dieno gave him a Low Blow afterward. Dieno then stole the win with the Gaydo Clutch, grabbing onto the bottom rope for leverage.

Hirata walked to the ring with a purpose today. There was no dance entrance. He instead wanted to wrestle a serious match with Akito just like they used to do when they were rookies. The current fans may not remember that Hirata can do more than a Brainbuster or that he used to wrestle the likes of Hiromu Takahashi. Akito pointed out that Takahashi’s first win was against Hirata but it’s not listed on Wikipedia at all. Hirata is upset that this fact is not part of Takahashi’s Wikipedia entry. He and Akito wrestled a serious match until Hirata used the Tegatana strike to knock out both Akito and Daisuke Kiso. Hirata was about to dance when Akito woke up and asked to join in. They danced and then Kiso got up and danced with them. Akito and Hirata shook hands and Akito turned it into the Goliath Birdeater to immediately win by tap out.


Tug Of War Series, Matsui’s A Good Booker, CIMA Vs BIMA, Endo Chose Sasaki

September 8, 2020

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2020”, 27/09/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Toru Owashi, Saki Akai & Hideki Okatani Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Playfulness Series Act 2: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Special 8-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman Vs HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
4. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Antonio Honda
5. Junretsu Vs ALL OUT 3 To 3 Tug Of War!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Chris Brookes & Drew Parker

Two visits to Korakuen Hall for DDT this month. After yesterday’s show in the building two interesting challenges were made in the aftermath. Chris Brookes & Drew Parker have mended their friendship and are going after Nautilus for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. The DDT fans seem to be warming up to Parker (kind of hard to tell when cheering is prohibited). Also it continues the relationship between DDT and Big Japan since Shunma Katsumata has been crossing over to the other side for death matches.

A special three match series is happening between Junretsu and ALL OUT. This is a gimmick I’ve seen done in places like Dragon Gate and Michinoku Pro. The way they do it is several tug of war ropes are placed in the ring loosely tangled together and covered beneath a large mat. Each wrestler chooses a different rope hanging out of the ring and then the mat is pulled to reveal who are holding the same ropes. That is how the matches are selected. It’s possible that Konosuke Takeshita and Jun Akiyama will pick the same rope and have to do their big singles match weeks before their advertised bout at “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020”. However Akito and Katsumata have also made it clear they want to wrestle Akiyama one on one.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 7 ~KEEP IT ON YAMATO SOUL~”, 18/10/2020
Osaka City Higashisei Residents Center

1. Double Main Event ~ Special Tag Match: Masato Tanaka & Shigehiro Irie Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi
2. Double Main Event ~ Special Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & HUB Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Billy Ken Kid

DDT’s next show in Osaka is the annual Yukinori Matsui booked show. His big idea for the main event is Yuki Ueno & HUB teaming together. HUB used the WR back when he wrestled as Super Dolphin. Yuki Ueno adopted the move after getting his permission. HUB had a match in Osaka against Konosuke Takeshita four years ago that Matsui remembers fondly. Takeshita is teaming with Billy Ken Kid because everyone respects Billy for everything he’s done in the Osaka wrestling scene.

The other match involves a rivalry that Matsui enjoys a lot. It’s time to pit Shigehiro Irie against Yukio Sakaguchi again! But that’s not enough. Let’s also get Masato Tanaka and Kazusada Higuchi in the same ring to give everyone a taste of what the “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” main event could have been.

Also appearing on the show are Kengo Takai, Trans-am ☆ Hiroshi, Magnitude Kishiwada, Tsubaba, Kuishinbo Kamen, Yasu Urano and CIMA.

DDT “ROAD TO ULTIMATE PARTY 2020”, 25/10/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Road To Ultimate Party 2020! Special Single Match: CIMA Vs Soma Takao

CIMA wants a warm up match between him and Soma Takao before they face HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji in November. This is a dream come true for Takao. Who could have guessed that little college club wrestler named BIMA would grow up to fight the man he admires most?

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020”, 03/11/2020
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

1. Special Tag Match – HarashiMarafuji Vs CimaSoma: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
2. Special Single Match: Jun Akiyama Vs Konosuke Takeshita
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

The champion has spoken. Tetsuya Endo wants to defend the KO-D Openweight Title against Daisuke Sasaki! This is not betrayal but out of respect. Endo believes there are only two wrestlers ahead of him, Kenny Omega and Daisuke Sasaki. Omega can’t travel to Japan so Sasaki is the only other suitable choice. Endo has been loyal to Sasaki from the moment he joined DAMNATION four years ago. But Sasaki is making it clear that this match has nothing to do with the stable. There is no power struggle happening. The title match is to prove who is the better man, full stop. Is Sasaki really being honest about this?


DDT “GET ALIVE 2020” Results

September 7, 2020

DDT “GET ALIVE 2020”, 07/09/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
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1. Akito & Yukio Naya defeated Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase when Akito submitted Watase with the Goliath Birdeater (8:42).
2. Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda defeated Kazuki Hirata & Keigo Nakamura when Honda pinned Nakamura with the Diving Fist Drop (9:34).
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai (c) defeated Danshoku Dieno, Seigo Tachibana & Yoshiko when Sakaguchi pinned Dieno with the Gay-do Clutch (11:57).
*V2 for Eruption.
4. Team Big Boomers Vs ALL OUT!: Jun Akiyama & Sanshiro Takagi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Akiyama pinned Katsumata with the Exploder Suplex (10:48).
5. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – No DQ Match: Chris Brookes (c) defeated Drew Parker with the Praying Mantis Bomb (13:55).
*V1 for Chris Brookes.
6. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX Full Scale Battle! Elimination 10-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Toru Owashi (23:37).
6a. Soma Takao eliminated Naomichi Marufuji by Ring Out (13:48).
6b. Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani and Toru Owashi were all eliminated by Triple Ring Out (15:24).
6c. Daisuke Sasaki eliminated Naomi Yoshimura with a School Boy (17:11).
6d. HARASHIMA eliminated Soma Takao by Ring Out (18:43).
6e. Tetsuya Endo eliminated HARASHIMA by Ring Out (21:13).
6f. Yuki Ueno eliminated Daisuke Sasaki by Ring Out (22:36).
6g. Tetsuya Endo eliminated Yuki Ueno with the Shooting Star Press (23:37).

The main event elimination match had No Tag and Over The Top Rope rules added to it before everyone came out. Naomichi Marufuji was the surprise first elimination when Soma Takao blocked the Shiranui, knocked him onto the apron and then Missile Dropkicked him to the floor. Toru Owashi evened the score in a big way by holding on to both Mad Paulie and Nobuhiro Shimatani in the apron. HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno understood his plan and Dropkicked the group to the floor, bringing the match down to 3 Vs 3. Paulie & Shimatani stuck around however and distracted the referee so Daisuke Sasaki could Low Blow Naomi Yoshimura twice before pinning him. The entire DAMNATION side continued their attack until the full DISASTER BOX team fought back and HARASHIMA eliminated Takao by countering the Gin And Tonic into a Headscissors over the rope and out of the ring. Sasaki hit a Topé Suicida to Ueno while Tetsuya Endo caught HARASHIMA with the Overhead Kick. He lifted him up for the Torture Rack but instead of going for the Bomb like he normally does, he ran across the ring and threw HARASHIMA to the floor instead. DAMNATION’s 2 on 1 advantage backfired when Endo accidentally kicked Sasaki out the ring when he aimed for Ueno. Endo recovered from that mistake and pinned Ueno with the Shooting Star Press to win.

After the match there were two things DAMNATION had to talk about in regards to “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020”. Takao was discussing his tag match against HarashiMarufuji when he received two video messages from CIMA. The first message was CIMA saying how much he is looking forward to the match after it was delayed. Then the second video was CIMA suggesting he and Takao have a warm up match before that. But instead of them teaming together CIMA and Takao will have a match against each other on 27th September!

The other issue needing attention was Endo’s big announcement. Who will he choose to defend the KO-D Openweight Title against at Ota Ward Gymnasium? He chooses Daisuke Sasaki! Endo explained there are two wrestlers left he has to surpass. One is Kenny Omega but that match cannot happen for now. That means he will go with his other influence and that is Sasaki. The challenge was accepted but Sasaki made something clear. DAMNATION has nothing to do with this. It will be Endo Vs Sasaki, nothing else!

Years of friendship was put aside when Chris Brookes defended the DDT UNIVERSAL Title against Drew Parker in a No DQ Match. Parker had Abdullah Kobayashi in his corner while Masahiro Takanashi accompanied Brookes to the ring. The smashed birthday mug that led to all of this was a hint of what was to come. Parker Double Stomped Brookes through a pile of plastic cases from a ladder. He also threw him through a board of plastic forks. Brookes stapled paper to Parker’s cheeks and broke a chair over his head. He then used the Praying Mantis Bomb to put his friend away. The two got along again after the match and Brookes told the fans this won’t be the last time Parker is in DDT. Together they will go after the KO-D Tag Team Titles! They got permission from Hisaya Imabayashi to challenge Nautilus and the match will happen on 27th September.

Team Big Boomers put those young up ‘n comers in their place. Shunma Katsumata had his back targeted because he still had wounds over it from a recent death match he had in Big Japan. There was a small setback when Sanshiro Takagi accidentally kicked Jun Akiyama in the face outside the ring but other than that their teamwork was flawless. Konosuke Takeshita got to fight evenly with Akiyama again but was taken aside and had to watch his rival pin Katsumata with the Exploder Suplex. Makoto Oishi approached Takeshita after the match with a challenge. He wants to do three Junretsu Vs ALL OUT singles matches at the next Korakuen Hall show. They will put down three tug of war ropes hidden from view and whichever wrestlers choose the same rope will wrestle each other. Akito pointed out the possibility of Takeshita and Akiyama choosing the same rope which means their first singles match could happen before “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020”. But this rivalry between the two factions is now more than just Takeshita Vs Akiyama. The rest of ALL OUT also want to get that match against Akiyama.

The pantyhose joke is still funny to Yukio Sakaguchi so Eruption’s challengers had their gameplan ready. That was until Yoshiko refused to wear pantyhose over her head. Danshoku Dieno got her to wear jokey sunglasses instead and that worked just as well on Sakaguchi. Kazusada Higuchi wasn’t in a laughing move though. His goal was to slice off Seigo Tachibana’s little finger with a karate chop! Saki Akai was the only one on the champion team fully focused on the match and that’s because she was in the ring with her career rival Yoshiko again. Dieno took out more masks to make Sakaguchi laugh including a horse head he put over one of the production staff. Sakaguchi finally figured out he could unmask his opponents but Dieno still put the masks on other people to distract him. Sakaguchi got out of the ring only to come back in wearing the horse head himself. Dieno pulled it off to reveal Sakaguchi was wearing pantyhose on his head underneath! Dieno burst into laughter allowing Sakaguchi to put him in a Sleeper Hold. He then rolled him into a Gaydo Clutch to get the three count.

Normally in pro wrestling rookies get yelled at because they are not taking things seriously. In DDT rookies get yelled at when they do take things seriously! Keigo Nakamura got a grilling from Super Sasadango Machine, Antonio Honda and Kazuki Hirata because all he was doing in the match was wrestling. He didn’t dance, tell rude jokes or even do a PowerPoint presentation. Why even be in DDT if you don’t want to do stuff like this? To show Nakamura what he is missing, the others came up with a creative musical called TOKYO Gon. Honda sang “TOKYO GO!” with his own rude lyrics and Hirata danced to them. Nakamura got into it and joined in until Sasadango & Honda attacked Hirata & Nakamura with Bionic Elbows. Sasadango gave Nakamura the Verdict and Honda pinned him with the Diving Fist Drop while still singing “TOKYO GO!”

Junretsu came close to winning in the opener but they are still an unpolished product when Akiyama isn’t in the match. Oishi wiped out Yukio Naya with a Plancha. Mizuki Watase used a Wrist Clutch DDT and got a nearfall out of it. But Akito countered the Back Drop into an Anklelock. He turned it into the Goliath Birdeater submission and that made Watase give up.

The D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 will take place between 22nd November and 27th December. Three of the shows from the tournament will be broadcast on DDT TV SHOW when the series comes back on WRESTLE UNIVERSE.


DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS” Results

August 29, 2020

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS”, 29/08/2020
Shinjuku FACE
??? Fans – Withheld

1. Reiwa’s Summer Battle!: Chikara defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the Saber Chop (10:12).
2. 3 Way Match: El Lindaman defeated Antonio Honda and Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 when Lindaman pinned Honda with the German Suplex (14:10).
3. Soma Takao & T-Hawk defeated Mineo Fujita & Leo Isaka when Takaon pinned Isaka after an Accidental Dropkick from Fujita (11:58).
4. Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya when Paulie pinned Naya with the Reverse Splash (12:54).
5. Tetsuya Endo Debut 8th Anniversary Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Ryuichi Sekine with the Shooting Star Press (15:04).
6. Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Tsutomu Oosugi with La Mistica Cross Facelock (20:40).

The main event lost control when Tsutomu Oosugi accidentally knocked down Yukinori Matsui. After that happened, Daisuke Sasaki pulled Oosugi into the Cross Facelock and made him tap out with no referee there to see it. Matsui was revived in time to see Oosugi roll himself on top of Sasaki almost pinning him for the three count. Sasaki went for La Mistica Cross Facelock and eventually got it in. Oosugi reached for the ropes but gave up when Sasaki re-positioned themselves back to the middle of the ring.

After the match, Sasaki did something that is rare for him. He thanked his opponent. He chose Oosugi to be his opponent today because Oosugi showed him how fun pro wrestling is. There’s probably other reasons but Sasaki can’t remember them. He told Oosugi he respects him. Oosugi asked if Sasaki kicks every person he admires in the crotch? He thinks Sasaki’s life has gotten a lot worse, more than he ever realised in their previous tag matches. However, Sasaki showed him his true colours in today’s singles match. Oosugi believes wrestling is all inclusive and he will always remember the Sasaki he knew from their days in Mexico. Sasaki said they should go back to Mexico and have a match there.

Tetsuya Endo has been warned before by Sasaki not to get too close to Ryuichi Sekine. However Endo respects Sekine so much that he got him to be his opponent for his 8th anniversary match. Although Endo admitted afterwards that Sekine was his third choice. Still, he thinks they had a really good match.

The return of Shuji Ishikawa was meant to be a good time. It looked that way when he and Mad Paulie defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya. But after the match Ishikawa told Paulie he only came here to wrestle, not to sing. This was not the time for karaoke. He would only sing when he thinks the time is right. Ishikawa apologised for the disappointing news.

The master of unintentional groin attacks Mineo Fujita showcased his abilities. Soma Takao in particular was scared to fight him and backed off whenever he felt his crotch was in danger. T-Hawk also refused to tag in when Fujita was in the ring. Fujita eventually found ways to do his thing, falling headbutt first onto Takao’s groin then giving T-Hawk a Facecrusher onto the same spot. Fujita’s cursed ability was his team’s downfall because he accidentally Dropkicked Leo Isaka in the dick. Takao pinned Isaka to save everyone’s manhoods from further harm.

When the 3 Way Match began, Antonio Honda got upset over being left out. He was about to tell a Gongitsune joke when El Lindaman and Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 both attacked him. Lindaman (25) and Passion Mask (39) then began arguing over their ages. It led to everyone sitting down in the middle of the ring and refusing to be the first to move. Honda yelled at everyone to stand back up and start Chopping each other. The three wrestlers eventually had their tights accidentally pulled down and they all fought in their underwear. Honda hit the Diving Fist Drop 2020 ~Homecoming~ on Passion Mask but Lindaman then gave him a German Suplex to steal the win.

Nobuhiro Shimatani and Chikara kept yelling their names at each other inbetween moves. They mostly Chopped each other a lot.

All of DAMNATION got in the ring at the end of the show. Ishikawa explained to Sasaki his self-ban on singing karaoke. Sasaki called him stupid and asked what does Ishikawa want to do? Ishikawa wants to sing! He got to sing while Takao, Endo and Paulie danced around him. When they finished, Sasaki announced “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL.2” will happen on 11th December!

Sasaki had a message to give at the start of the show. It is something everyone is thinking. “Fuck Corona!” Everyone applauded.


DDT “ATSUSHI ONITA IMMEDIATELY RETIRE IF YOU LOSE SP CURRENT BLAST ON THE STREET” Results

August 27, 2020

DDT “DDT LIVE! ~SAYONARA TOSHIMAEN~ ATSUSHI ONITA IMMEDIATELY RETIRE IF YOU LOSE SP CURRENT BLAST ON THE STREET”, 27/08/2020
Tokyo Toshimaen
128,500 ABEMA Viewers

1. Jiro Kuroshio defeated Shunma Katsumata by submission when Katsumata was too scared to fall into the pond (14:36).
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Danshoku Dieno, Yukio Naya & Kazuki Hirata when Akai pinned Dieno, Naya & Hirata with a Diving Body Attack from the Yumbo (9:45).
3. Akito, Mizuki Watase & An Chamu (w/ Otake) defeated Super Sasadango Machine, Keigo Nakamura & Yuna Manase (w/ Kuro-chan) when Chamu pinned Akamura with a Running Double Knee Attack from poolside (10:52).
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Sasaki pinned Ueno with a Diving Elbow Drop from a vending machine (16:18).
5. Retirement Match If Onita Loses ~ Street Current Blast 3 Vs 4 Handciap Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi & Chris Brookes defeated Shinya Aoki, Konosuke Takeshita, Caol Uno & Kuro-chan when Onita pinned Kuro-chan with a Current Blast Swing (15:44).

DDT bid the Toshimaen theme park farewell by putting Atsushi Onita’s career on the line in a Current Blast Death Match. It was supposed to be 3 Vs 3 but Onita wanted Kuro-chan to get involved. He refused, only staying around to serve as witness to the match. It began with a full brawl until they split off. Onita and Shinya Aoki fought over to a Current Blast Baseball Bat. Aoki swung the bat but Chris Brookes blocked it with a Stop sign and no explosion went off. Onita had to hit Caol Uno with the bat twice for it to explode. Kuro-chan ran in to break pins so Sanshiro Takagi forced him to enter the match on Aoki’s team. Onita and Aoki fought over to a staging area where the experimental Blast Rocket was aimed. Konosuke Takeshita hesitated setting the rocket off so Kuro-chan fired it instead! Aoki crawled on top of Onita for the pin but Takagi broke it up. Takeshita shouted out “Thank you Toshimaen for 94 years of hard work!” before putting Brookes through a table with a Diving Body Press. Kuro-chan stomped on Onita until Onita stood back up, grabbed the Blast Bat and hit Kuro-chan with it. Kuro-chan went down and Onita pinned him to win and avoid retirement for the 7th(?) time. Onita demanded a singles match with Kuro-chan afterwards.

DAMNATION made their entrances on slow moving animal vehicles. Daisuke Sasaki was clad in Toshimaen shirts and towels, blaming his opponents for closing the theme park down. When DISASTER BOX had the upper hand in the match, Sasaki pleaded to go on one of the rides one last time. HARASHIMA accepted his request and all of the wrestlers went on the Magic ride. When it ended they all fought each other again except for Mad Paulie and Naomi Yoshimura. They had difficulty getting on and off the ride because of their size. HARASHIMA was thrown onto the lion vehicle and very slowly went away. Sasaki sprayed Yuki Ueno with a fire extinguisher. Tetsuya Endo pinned Ueno down between chairs and a ladder while Sasaki climbed a vending machine. He shouted “Toshimaen forever!” and landed a Diving Elbow Drop onto Ueno for the finish. He really doesn’t want the place to close down.

One of the matches took place in the poolside area. Yuna Manase and An Chamu got their teams to lift them up for a game of horseback riding. It got so rough it turned into a wrestling match. Wrestlers suplexed each other into the pool. Kuro-chan kept trying to lick Manase’s knee so they threw him onto a float and pushed him across the pool away from everyone else. Mizuki Watase unmasked Super Sasadango Machine and pushed his face under the water. Chamu stripped off Manase’s top and threw it into the pool. Manase jumped in afterwards to retrieve it. Akito gave Keigo Nakamura an Avalanche Brainbuster into the pool from the observation platform. Chamu ran along poolside and hit a Double Knee Attack onto Nakamura on a floating ring. She pinned him on the water’s surface.

Over at the stage, Danshoku Dieno came up with some very lewd ideas to use on Eruption. He called in samba dancers to come in while he did the Brazilian Nightmare to Saki Akai. “TOKYO GO!” then played and Kazuki Hirata made a grand entrance on the stage. That ended when Yukio Sakaguchi drove in on a jumbo digger and attacked Hirata with it. Kazusada Higuchi also grabbed onto the digger’s shovel to swing around and knock over his opponents. Dieno found a large bubble blower on the stage and unleashed the “Anal Soap Samba”, soaking everyone in foam while the samba dancers performed on stage. Akai climbed the digger and dove onto everyone below, pinning the entire opposing team to win.

Jiro Kuroshio and Shunma Katsumata kept trying to throw each other into any pool of water they could find. Kuroshio was about to succeed pushing his opponent over a fence when Katsumata verbally gave up. He can’t swim so he would rather lose the match. Kuroshio pushed him into the water anyway.


DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 2ND ROUND” Results

August 9, 2020

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 2ND ROUND”, 09/08/2020
Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall
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1. Loser Revival Battle Royal “Dramatic Chance”: Tetsuya Endo defeated Chris Brookes by Ring Out (16:31).
Order Of Elimination: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Mizuki Watase, Yukio Sakaguchi, Yukio Naya, Mad Paulie, Naomi Yoshimura, Yuki Iino, Seigo Tachibana, Soma Takao, Antonio Honda, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Kazuki Hirata and Chris Brookes.
2. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2: T-Hawk defeated Makoto Oishi with a Fujiyama Knee Lock Cut Back (11:00).
3. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2: Yuki Ueno defeated Danshoku Dieno with the BME (10:18).
4. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2: Akito defeated Toru Owashi with the Goliath Birdeater (5:33).
5. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2: Shinya Aoki defeated Daisuke Sasaki with a Tekubikatame (7:46).
6. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2: Minoru Tanaka defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Tanaka Legbar (11:52).
7. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2: Konosuke Takeshita defeated El Lindaman with the German Suplex (13:54).
8. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2: Kazusada Higuchi defeated HARASHIMA with the Doctor Bomb (13:47).

Could this be Kazusada Higuchi’s year? He defeated HARASHIMA pretty soundly in the main event and that’s a man who was always a big wall for him to climb over. The match came down to a striking battle between Higuchi’s Chops and HARASHIMA’s kicks. Higuchi switched to Headbutts with three in a row leaving his opponent defenceless. The Doctor Bomb got him the pin afterwards. Higuchi credits the Head To Head positioning for his wins over HARASHIMA and Mizuki Watase this weekend. It brings him back to his sumo roots and that is where his Headbutt power comes from.

Konosuke Takeshita versus El Lindaman was the battle of German Suplexes. Lindaman’s goal was to do that move to his larger opponent which led to Takeshita taunting him when he couldn’t do it. He was eventually able to hit the move but Takeshita kicked out of the pin. In return Takeshita went for the move, Lindaman rolled throught it but Takeshita rolled him back and swung him into the German Suplex to win the match. Takeshita identifies with Lindaman the most out of all the #STRONGHEARTS members. Maybe it’s because of the different style and physique but he can sense some kind of similarity between them.

Shunma Katsumata used up all his luck against Yukio Sakaguchi yesterday. He attempted to out-wrestle Minoru Tanaka which is probably not the smartest idea. Tanaka would tangle him into a Figure 4 Leglock and turn it into a Legbar for the submission victory. After the match Tanaka called out Tetsuya Endo, his opponent in the next round. Tanaka has won a lot of championships in different companies but not any here in DDT. So he is really looking forward to wrestling Endo tomorrow. In his backstage interview, Tanaka even demanded the KO-D Openweight Title be put on the line tomorrow! Endo likes the idea but it is up to DDT to grant his request.

MMA gloves. That is what Daisuke Sasaki thought he needed to go toe to toe with Shinya Aoki. He grappled with Aoki for a few minutes but when it became clear it wasn’t working, Sasaki brought in a chair to use as a weapon while Nobuhiro Shimatani distracted the referee. Sasaki went back to MMA mode with Mounted Punches to soften Aoki up for the Crossface Lock. The Sasaki Hurricanrana was countered into a Power Bomb and Aoki applied a Grounded Wristlock for the tapout. Aoki said afterwards that it was a strange match where he and Sasaki somehow both meshed together and did not mesh together.

The CyberFight Vice President looks unbeatable now! Akito attacked Toru Owashi and quickly targeted the legs. Confident, Akito told Owashi he is not scared of him now. He used to be scared of Owashi when he was in T2P but he doesn’t exist anymore. This fired up Owashi and he did the Running Nodowa Otoshi. But in the end Akito escaped from a Power Bomb and countered La Magistral Cradle into the Goliath Birdeater submission hold. Owashi eventually gave up. He also remembers seeing that move before. That was originally Taku Iwasa’s submission hold! Akito really knows his Toryumon history. He admits to being an Iwasa fan which is why he does the Goliath Birdeater with no modifications.

A warning was sent out that Danshoku Dieno is once again in a frustrated modd due to social distancing limiting his antics. Yuki Ueno in particular was told to watch out. Dieno used the Danshoku Nightmare 4K, the Lip Lock, the Gaydo Clutch and the Danshoku Driver but Ueno kept fighting back. Ueno stood up to Dieno by pulling off his own wrestling tights and getting into a Lip Lock duel. Ueno overpowered Dieno with the move until Dieno was weak enough to take the Blizzard Suplex. Ueno then finished him off with the BME. Dieno says it’s a little scary how the feelings he gets wrestling Ueno are like the ones he got from wrestling Kota Ibushi. He never thought he would feel something that special again. Ueno sees the funny side. If somebody asks him how his match went today he can tell them he took his tights off.

Makoto Oishi was left rattled over today’s result. Yesterday he beat the DDT UNIVERSAL Champion with the Fujiyama Knee Lock but today the move was scouted. T-Hawk used Oishi’s momentum against him and rolled the move over into a pin for the three count. T-Hawk is studying every opponent he is coming up against so he is gaining more experience with every win.

Endo got inserted back into the tournament straight into the Quarter Finals by winning the Loser Revival Battle Royal. Every wrestler who was eliminated in Round 1 was entered into the match. Endo won by last eliminated Chris Brookes with a Candian Destroyer on the ring apron. Endo kept himself on the ring apron while Brookes fell to the floor below. Endo said he is now carrying the souls of all the eliminated wrestlers for reviving his tournament run.

The King Of DDT Quarter Finals tomorrow will be Yuki Ueno Vs T-Hawk, Shinya Aoki Vs Akito, Tetsuya Endo Vs Minoru Tanaka and Kazusada Higuchi Vs Konosuke Takeshita.


DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 1ST ROUND” Results

August 8, 2020

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 1ST ROUND”, 08/08/2020
Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall
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1. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: El Lindaman defeated Yukio Naya with a Cradle (10:17).
2. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: Toru Owashi defeated Seigo Tachibana with the Nodowa Otoshi (4:31).
3. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: Danshoku Dieno defeated Antonio Honda with two Moonsaults (2:57).
4. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Mizuki Watase with a Short Range Lariat (3:37).
5. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: Yuki Ueno defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the BME (10:11).
6. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with the Crossface Lock (6:51).
7. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: Shunma Katsumata defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with a Cradle (3:46).
8. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: HARASHIMA defeated Mad Paulie with the Somato (11:19).
9. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: Shinya Aoki defeated Yuki Iino with an Armpit Lock (0:36).
10. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: Makoto Oishi defeated Chris Brookes with the Fujiyama Knee Lock (8:41).
11. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: T-Hawk defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Nightride (7:45).
12. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: Minoru Tanaka defeated Soma Takao with the Minoru Special (8:30).
13. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Naomi Yoshimura with the German Suplex (8:07).
14. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1: Akito defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Goliath Birdeater (17:21).

The KO-D Openweight Champion is out in the 1st Round! Akito scored what is no doubt the biggest upset of the 2020 King Of DDT by beating Tetsuya Endo. Akito targeted Endo’s arm but switched to the legs in reaction to his opponent going for his own. The arm work paid off when Akito grabbed Endo’s wrist to free himself from the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb. He shifted over to an Anklelock and when Endo tried to escape, Akito turned it into the Goliath Birdeater. With no chance of escaping the hold, Endo gave up. Akito said he can’t be as acrobatic as Endo but with his own pro wrestling style, the new CyberFight Vice President can make it to the top of DDT for a long time!

Naomi Yoshimura surprised everyone by showing off his freshly shaved head. It was the latest dramatic turn in his lifelong rivalry with Konosuke Takeshita. Sadly for him the rivalry continues to be one sided. Takeshita beat him again, this time with the German Suplex.

The visiting Minoru Tanaka is entering the tournament in his best condition. He took everything Soma Takao threw at him from the Running Elbow Butt to the Official Endless Waltz. Takao couldn’t do the same, he tapped to the Minoru Special.

Kazuki Hirata wanted T-Hawk to shake his hand before their match because Hirata claims to be Hawk’s former senpai. Apparently there was a brief window of a few months where both of them trained in Kobe at the same time. It’s safe to say T-Hawk has surpassed Hirata.

There were a few Round 1 upsets today. The DDT UNIVERSAL Champion lost his match too! Chris Brookes gave up to Makoto Oishi when the Praying Mantis Bomb was countered into a Complete Shot. Oishi then applied the Fujiyama Knee Lock for the submission victory.

36 seconds is the time to beat for the quickest match of the tournament. Yuki Iino quickly Speared Shinya Aoki and hit an Elbow Drop. Aoki scrambled out of the pin and caught Iino in an Armpit Lock for the quick submission.

HARASHIMA thinks he was a little off today despite beating Mad Paulie. He managed to keep his pace but still felt he rushed his attacks against Paulie.

Another upset was Shunma Katsumata over Yukio Sakaguchi. Katsumata went for roll ups and cradles throughout the match. He got his three count eventually, rolling up Sakaguchi from the Sleeper Hold position.

DAMNATION is already having a bad tournament. Only Daisuke Sasaki won his 1st Round match with a victory over Tomomitsu Matsunaga. If you count DAMNHEARTS things are looking better though.

An even pace from both Yuki Ueno and Nobuhiro Shimatani kept them on their toes. Ueno kicked out of the Fisherman Buster and used a Dropkick to turn the match in his favour. A Blizzard Suplex and the Best Moonsault Ever got Ueno the win.

A Headbutt and a Lariat gave Kazusada Higuchi the win over Mizuki Watase. That’s all you need to know. That’s not meant to disparage Watase, it was that big of a Headbutt and a Lariat from Higuchi.

Antonio Honda already tripped into the ring before the match began to set up his Gongitsune spot. He and Danshoku Dieno wasted no time in finding a winner. They immediately went for the big moves and Dieno won with two Moonsaults.

The bad attitude of Seigo Tachibana didn’t intimidate Toru Owashi at all. He fought him face to face, eye to eye and crouch to crouch. Tachibana was tough enough to kick out after most of Owashi’s big attacks but he was down for good when he was given the Choke Slam.

The complaints of Yukio Naya not fighting like a big man was proven when the big boy was lifted off his feet by El Lindaman. Some cheating from Lindaman went a long way too. He blinded Naya with cold spray, used tape to wrap his limbs together and rolled him into a pin for the three count.

The 2nd Round matches are T-Hawk Vs Makoto Oishi, Yuki Ueno Vs Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi Vs Akito, Daisuke Sasaki Vs Shinya Aoki, Shunma Katsumata Vs Minoru Tanaka, El Lindaman Vs Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA Vs Kazusada Higuchi. There is also the Loser Revival Battle Royal featuring all of the losers from Round 1 in an all or nothing chance to get into the Quarter Final.


DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2020 DAY 3” Results

August 1, 2020

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2020 DAY 3”, 01/08/2020
Shinjuku FACE
202 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Special Under Match “I Cannot Stand Losing”: Tetsuya Koda defeated Hisaya Imabayashi by TKO with a Sleeper Hold (8:24).
1. Mizuki Watase defeated Yukio Naya with a Frankensteiner (7:26).
2. Crocodile Triple Hell Death Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino ended in a No Contest (R9 0:28).
3. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Danshoku Dieno & Akito when Takao pinned Dieno with a School Boy (8:58).
4. Rock And Roll 4 Way Death Match: A.YAZAWA defeated Saki Akai, “brother” KAZUKI and Shunma Katsumata when YAZAWA pinned KAZUKI with an Upright Kick (12:54).
5. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani when HARASHIMA pinned Okatani with the Somato (11:19).
6. Customer Lottery 6-Man Tag Match That Looks Like A Beer Garden Specialty: Chris Brookes, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Tetsuya Endo, Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno when Yoshimura pinned Ueno with the Throwaway Power Bomb (18:38).

The lottery draw for the main event pitted friends against each other and had enemies teaming together. Nautilus found themselves on opposite sides but agreed that they would do their best when it was time for them to fight. Tetsuya Endo surprised Konosuke Takeshita and everyone else by coming out wearing his old Happy Motels gear! He was on his best behavior and shook everyone’s hands to prove it. But in the end it was all a big ruse. He Headbutted Takeshita then gave Yuki Ueno the Testuya In The Sky. Endo took off his Happy Motels clothes to show he was wearing his regular gear underneath then walked out on the match. Chris Brookes, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazusada Higuchi took advantage of the situation to win the match. Ueno still had some fight left in him but Yoshimura put him away with the Power Bomb. Afterwards Yoshimura tried to cool things down and thanked Ueno for wrestling him after a long time. He hopes next year everyone will actually be able to drink beer at the Beer Garden shows. But first he will beat Takeshita at the King Of DDT tournament!

Jun Akiyama got to wrestle with HARASHIMA for the first time ever. Hideki Okatani is making progress hitting the Northern Lights Suplex on a consistant basis but he can’t say the same when he attempts the Double Arm Suplex. HARASHIMA countered that and pinned him with the Somato. Keigo Nakamura refused to shake hands with Akiyama after the match. Makoto Oishi had to apologize to Akiyama for the rookie’s rudeness.

Antonio Honda was too lovesick to wrestle in the Rock And Roll 4 Way Death Match. A.YAZAWA took his place. It was already announced yesterday that “brother” KAZUKI was substituting for the recently banished Kazuki Hirata. Everyone had to dance whenever rock music played. Shunma Katsumata complained because it was not the kind of death match he was expecting. The music player broke halfway through the match which meant any genre of music would be randomly chosen from now on. “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU” by NωA played so Katsumata and KAZUKI sang karaoke for it. YAZAWA and Saki Akai did the same when “Otoko To Onna No Love Game” played. A song used for drinking games then came on causing all four to get drunk. KAZUKI was about to beat YAZAWA when “TOKYO GO!” of all things played. KAZUKI couldn’t resist and danced until YAZAWA pinned him with an Upright Kick.

After the match YAZAWA told KAZUKI he knows he is really Kazuki Hirata in disguise. He could tell from the way he danced. KAZUKI tried to deny it but eventually admitted it to no reaction. He admitted it again so the crowd would react this time. He can’t leave the country because of the Coronavirus so he bought a bandana and made hair extensions out of vinyl tape to create this disguise. “brother” KAZUKI will be retired today and he will go back to normal.

Akito warned DAMNATION that Danshoku Dieno was feeling frustrated today. The Coronavirus prevents him from running through the crowd kissing fans during his entrance so it left him with pent up energy. Soma Takao in particular was told to beware of him. Dieno immediately entered the ring from another part of the room so he could get his hands on Takao. He later went for the Lip Lock but got Akito by mistake instead. Mad Paulie then gave Dieno the Lip Lock. He stretched out his tights wanting to give Dieno the Danshoku Driver but Takao instead rolled Dieno over in a School Boy for the three count.

The Crocodile Triple Hell Death Match involves a toy crocodile with button teeth that you push. If the toy bites you then you have to drink a cup of tequila. The other participants get to drink beer. Every round lasted 30 seconds as an excuse to play the game and drink more alcohol. Daisuke Sasaki, Yukio Sakaguchi and Yuki Iino all got drunk then got Yukinori Matsui to play so he could get drunk too. Iino stripped down to his underwear. Sasaki and Sakaguchi used scissors to cut the strings off his underwear and pulled them off so he was completely naked (except for his wrestling shoes). Iino used the crocodile toy to cover his shame as the match got called off.

Yukio Naya is getting criticism for not being dominant like a man with his size snd power should be. Mizuki Watase took the wind out of his sails by countering the Choke Slam into a Hurricanrana to steal the win from him.

The annual summer clash between the DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro authority figures was as desperate looking as always. Hisaya Imabayashi told everyone to look out for his new Rainmaker Backfist move. However, Tetsuya Koda said he is sick of this feud being used as a joke for the wrestlers to laugh at backstage. He would instead lay down for Imabayashi and let him pin him. It was a trap and Koda caught him in a deadly Sleeper Hold. Imabayashi reached the rope but Koda would attack him with foreign objects and put him in another Sleeper Hold. Imabayashi was about to lose consciousness when voices of his children spoke to him. They told him they’ve been studying at home because they can’t go to school. They are also upset they can’t go to the shows this year but they still want their daddy to do his best! Suddenly Imabayashi woke up and fought back. He hit Koda with the Backfist and then the Kamigoye! Koda kicked out and put Imabayashi in one more Sleeper Hold. Imabayashi tried to fight it but could no longer go on. He shouted out the names of his kids and said he loved them before going out cold.


DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2020 DAY 2” Results

July 31, 2020

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2020 DAY 2”, 31/07/2020
Shinjuku FACE
175 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Soma Takao defeated Hideki Okatani with the Diving Foot Stomp (5:58).
2. Chris Brookes & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie ended in a No Contest when Paulie ran away (11:53).
3. Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Akiyama pinned Matsunaga with the Exploder Suplex (10:39).
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Elimination Tornado Pantyhose Generation Fight!: Seigo Tachibana, Yuki Iino, Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura defeated Danshoku Dieno, Muscle Sakai, Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda when Iino pinned Dieno with the Spear (11:38).
5. HARASHIMA Produce Loser Punishment 5 Way Match – Over The Top Rope Losing Rule: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Yuki Ueno and Naomi Yoshimura defeated Kazuki Hirata (11:32).
5a. Yuki Ueno defeated HARASHIMA by Ring Out (7:06).
5b. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Kazuki Hirata hy Ring Out (9:15).
5c. HARASHIMA defeated Kazuki Hirata with a Crab Hold (11:32).
*Kazuki Hirata is deported from Japan.
6. Tetsuya Endo Produce Hardcore Tag Match – DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Katsumata pinned Shimatani with a Samson Clutch (19:00).

Day 2 of the Beer Garden-Like shows was a bit more comic book like in the main event. Tetsuya Endo put together a Hardcore Match expecting Shunma Katsumata would turn up in his Super Hardcore form. Endo’s counter to that was giving Nobuhiro Shimatani his own Super Hardcore look! Even Konosuke Takeshita was blown away by how big Shimatani had become. However Katsumata appeared in his regular gear and wrestled his normal style. Midway through the match Endo got on the microphone and dared Super Hardcore Katsumata to get involved. Katsumata finally agreed when the fans applauded the idea so he ran out of the arena. Takeshita was left alone to fight two against one until Super Hardcore Katsumata arrived. The wrestlers slammed each other onto chairs and through tables. Lego filled the ring too making the match even more dangerous. A blown Super Kick from Katsumata to Takeshita allowed Endo to hit both of them with the Overhead Kick. Shimatani gave Katsumata the Fisherman Suplex for a nearfall. Katsumata snuck in a Samson Clutch to squeeze in the win. Endo apologized to Shimatani after the match and praised his Super Hardcore form. If he keeps at it he will become the No. 1 Hardcore wrestler before Katsumura does!

DISASTER BOX pitted themselves against each other in a Punishment 5 Way Match. The rules were every winner leaves the match until one wrestler is left, then that loser would be punished. Over the top rope eliminations were included so Kazuki Hirata jumped over by himself thinking he would be done with the match. Self eliminations didn’t count so he had to get back in the ring. Tension built up and even the closest of friends wouldn’t trust each other. Yuki Ueno thought Naomi Yoshimura would backstab him so Nautilus began fighting each other. Hirata tried to help HARASHIMA throw other opponents out of the ring but that backfired and Ueno threw out HARASHIMA to safely leave the match. Hirata tried to lure Toru Owashi and Yoshimura over the top rope but they used the rope to slingshot Hirata to the floor. The referee decided both Owashi and Yoshimura eliminated him so they were both safe. That left HARASHIMA and Hirata as the final two. Hirata did his best but HARASHIMA came out with the win. Hirata’s punishment is he must be banished from Japan! DDT then announced that newcomer “brother” KAZUKI will take Hirata’s place on tomorrow’s show. Hirata complained but was carried out of the ring by a group of wrestlers with pantyhose over their heads.

All of those wrestlers were from the match before where they all had to wear pantyhose while they fought. There is a new generation of wrestlers trying this match for the first time so Makoto Oishi taught them how to wear it. Danshoku Dieno also explained to them that it is ridiculous but if you do something ridiculous with all of your might then you will get funny faces out of it. Muscle Sakai was added to the match because Super Sasadango Machine left his costume behind at the hotel he is staying at. Akito came out and refused to allow the pantyhose match to go ahead. That joke is for kids and is not needed for the new DDT where he is the Vice President. Yukinori Matsui wanted to watch the match and convinced Akito to let it go on because the pantyhose joke represents everything about DDT. Akito agreed but only if everyone wrestled the match seriously. Everyone couldn’t help but laugh at the unintentional funny faces beneath the pantyhose. Akito kept complaining but it kept happening so he pulled Daisuke Kiso out of the ring. Matsui ran in to replace him but did so wearing pantyhose over his head. Hisaya Imabayashi tried to block him but Matsui gave him an Atomic Drop and allowed the match to finish. Akito learned his lesson after seeing that Matsui still did his job seriously underneath the pantyhose. He apologized to the wrestlers and promised the pantyhose match will be brought back.

Jun Akiyama is getting to know more of the DDT roster. This time Kazusada Higuchi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga wanted to test their skills against him. Akiyama and Higuchi got into a Chop battle. Matsunaga put Akiyama in a Scorion Deathlock until Mizuki Watase broke it up. Akiyama slowed down Matsunaga’s momentum with Knee Strikes and finished him off with the Exploder. Watase noted that he is Higuchi’s opponent in the King Of DDT 1st Round.

Daisuke Sasaki hadn’t stopped drinking from the day before. He carried out a load of cans and wanted to drink while he wrestled. Akito told him to stop because he didn’t want to already have a scandal on his hands after becoming Vice President. Sasaki promised to drink responsibly with Chris Brookes. He also promised not to give Mad Paulie beer because he is only 4 years old. Think of the match as a Captain’s Drink Tag Match! Akito agreed but soon regretted it. Sasaki and Brookes got too drunk to wrestle properly. Brookes then forced Paulie to drink a beer. Paulie said it was tasty and continued to drink until Sasaki knocked the beer out of his hands. Paulie cried and attacked Sasaki, then attacked Akito & Brookes, then attacked Matsui causing the match to get thrown out. A drunk Paulie flattened Sasaki with a Body Attack and pinned his tag partner thinking the match was still going on.

Hideki Okatani eagerly attacked Soma Takao before the bell rang. He did a Running Neckbreaker and a Running Bulldog but his Northern Lights Suplex was blocked. From there, Takao took over until Okatani hit the Northern Lights for a nearfall. Takao struck him with the Running Elbow Butt and got the three count with the Diving Foot Stomp.


Video – Brookes/Parker Vs Sasaki/Shimatani

July 29, 2020

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2020”, 23/07/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
435 Fans – Super No Vacancy

Chris Brookes & Drew Parker Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani