DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN SHINKIBA” Results

December 7, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN SHINKIBA”, 07/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
213 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Keisuke Okuda & Yuki Iino defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai and Antonio Honda & Veda Scott when Iino pinned Hirata with the Haka Elbow (7:16).
2. No Tag Rules: MAO, Sammy Guevara & Puma King defeated Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno when King pinned Ueno with La Casita (7:45).
3. Husband Vs Wife! Oishi Asahi Vs AvidRival: Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi Vs Ryo Mizunami & Misaki Ohata ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Akito (4) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (2) with the Perfect Figure 4 Leg Lock (13:05).
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Soma Takao (2) defeated Tetsuya Endo (c) (4) with La Magistral Cradle (13:28).
*Soma Takao becomes the 1,340th champion.
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Shinya Aoki (4) defeated Mike Bailey (2) with a Rotation Armlock (4:28).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita (2) defeated Masahiro Takanashi (2) with the Fable (13:53).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi (2) defeated HARASHIMA (0) with the Doctor Bomb (17:13).

A Block

1. Go Shiozaki (6)
2. Akito (4)
-. MAO (4)
4. Puma King (2)
-. Daisuke Sasaki (2)
-. Kazusada Higuchi (2)
7. HARASHIMA (0)

B Block

1. Shinya Aoki (4)
-. Tetsuya Endo (4)
-. Sammy Guevara (4)
4. Mike Bailey (2)
-. Konosuke Takeshita (2)
-. Masahiro Takanashi (2)
-. Soma Takao (2)

After a few days off the D-Ou Grand Prix was back in action today but one wrestler in particular continues to struggle out of the starting gates. HARASHIMA is now the only person in the tournament who is winless. Even worse is his defeat today was against Kazusada Higuchi, a rival who has not had the best of luck against HARASHIMA in singles matches until now. HARASHIMA did have Higuchi beaten with the Somato but was too slow to pin him. That allowed Higuchi time to fight back and hit the Doctor Bomb twice to win. Higuchi called HARASHIMA his wall and today he was able to climb over it! HARASHIMA gave credit to Higuchi for staying calm throughout the match. His mental strength has improved since their last match against each other and that was the difference maker.

Konosuke Takeshita took a page out of Mike Bailey’s book by bringing out a new finishing move to win his first match in the Grand Prix. Takeshita has created the Fable, a Swanton Bomb from the middle of the top rope onto an opponent sitting in the middle of the ring. Masahiro Takanashi takes the “honour” of being the first victim of the move. Takeshita was inspired by CIMA’s Meteora to create a similar move. He would have used it in his first match against Bailey but the opportunity was never there. Takeshita now wants to change his style whenever he loses so nobody from the wrestlers to the fans can predict what he’ll do in the ring next.

In his second match of the tournament, Shinya Aoki again won in under five minutes this time against Mike Bailey. Aoki chased down his opponent and applied a deep Sleeper Hold, keeping it on while Bailey rolled them out of the ring and onto the entrance ramp. When he finally let go and went back into the ring, Bailey caught him with a High Kick and went for the Ultima Weapon. Aoki instead caught him in a Rotation Arm Lock and got the submission victory. Aoki later complained about his opponents not being a good fit for him so far. He thinks none of his tournament matches have meshed and he’s felt no danger.

The DAMNATION Vs DAMNATION match had the added bonus of being an Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match. Despite being in the same stable, Tetsuya Endo and Soma Takao did not hold back against each other. Endo thought he had the match won with the Tetsuya In The Sky but Takao turned the pin into the Official Endless Waltz. With Endo left dizzy, Takao then applied La Magistral Cradle to win the match and the title! Takao apologised to Endo for taking his belt. He didn’t even want it. Takao then asked Nobuhiro Shimatani where Mad Paulie was. He’s having his food time. Shimatani then addressed the audience about DAMNATION’s performance today with Takao being the only one in the group to win. He accidentally called Takao “BIMA” and Takao knocked him out to shut him up. Takao also claims his official record in the tournament is 3 wins and 0 losses. Today is really his first win.

As mentioned above, DAMNATION didn’t have the most success today. Daisuke Sasaki lost his match to Akito in a match where Akito constantly targets Sasaki’s knees. The damage took its toll and Akito was able to escape from Sasaki’s Cross Facelock to drop Sasaki knees first onto the canvas. From there Akito got Sasaki to submit to the Perfect Figure 4 Leg Lock. Akito says this victory is bigger than anything he’s gotten before. He got valuable league points and more important than that, he’s beaten the reigning KO-D Openweight Champion! Sasaki was left in despair over the result. Backstage he begged reporters to give him scissors so he could cut his own hair as a forfeit. When he got no answers Sasaki instead decided to make Akito his challenger for the KO-D Title on 3rd January!

Husband and wife Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata got their wish to wrestle each other with Shiori Asahi & Ryo Mizunami also involved. Oishi & Asahi had Ohata beaten with the Cactus Flower but time ran out before they could get the pin. Oishi & Ohata embraced after the match before AvidRival left Oishi & Asahi in the ring. Oishi pointed out that he and Asahi are currently the STRONGEST-K TAG Champions in K-DOJO. Maybe they should go after the KO-D Tag Team Titles in DDT too! MAO entered the ring with both of the KO-D Tag belts to confront them but Oishi & Asahi instead decided to change their minds and leave him be.

The Muscle brand will provide a pre-show match on the 30th December Korakuen Hall show. Super Sasadango Machine, Antonio Honda, Choun-Shiryu, Pedro Takaishi, Yasu Urano and Makoto Oishi will be part of the match.


Video – Ohka/HARASHIMA/Honda Vs DAMNATION

December 7, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN NANTO”, 01/12/2018
Toyama Nanto City Fukuno B & G Ocean Center
308 Fans – Super No Vacancy

Ken Ohka Local Triumph! Nanto Specialty How Surprising Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ken Ohka, HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN NANTO” Results

December 1, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN NANTO”, 01/12/2018
Toyama Nanto City Fukuno B & G Ocean Center
308 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Iino & Kota Umeda defeated Mike Bailey, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Ueno when Takeshita submitted Ueno with the Wall Of Takeshita (10:35).
2. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: MAO (4) defeated Puma King (2) with the Momo☆Clutch (10:43).
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Sammy Guevara (2) defeated Soma Takao (0) with the Shooting Star Press (10:14).
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo (2) defeated Masahiro Takanashi (2) with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (12:05).
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Go Shiozaki (4) defeated Akito (0) with the Strong Arm Lariat (13:03).
6. Ken Ohka Local Triumph! Nanto Specialty How Surprising Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ken Ohka, HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Ohka pinned Shimatani with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (15:43).

A Block

1. MAO (4)
-. Go Shiozaki (4)
3. Puma King (2)
4. Akito (0)
-. HARASHIMA (0)
-. Kazusada Higuchi (0)
-. Daisuke Sasaki (0)

B Block

1. Mike Bailey (2)
-. Shinya Aoki (2)
-. Tetsuya Endo (2)
-. Masahiro Takanashi (2)
-. Sammy Guevara (2)
6. Konosuke Takeshita (0)
-. Soma Takao (0)

While the D-Ou Grand Prix moved into its second day, the show was more focused on Ken Ohka’s homecoming. His father was part of the show opening introductions because he will be honored by the governor of Toyama on 22nd December for his volunteer work. The moment was interrupted by DAMNATION who surrounded Ohka’s dad. Ohka, HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda ran out to protect him and chase off DAMNATION. In the main event Ohka valiantly fought his best and was able to pin Nobuhiro Shimatani with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Ohka spoke about getting married a few years ago and becoming a father, something he never thought about until he turned 39. He’s 41 now and having a child makes him appreciate his father even more. Ohka’s dad thanked everyone and gave details about how to help his volunteer work in the area. Ohka then closed the show out by tearfully celebrating with the fans at ringside.

Akito played dirty late in his match with Go Shiozaki by using the referee as a shield so he could Dropkick Shiozaki in the knee. The plan didn’t work because Shiozaki recovered to hit the Go Flasher and the Strong Arm Lariat to win. Akito voiced his complaints backstage about the tournament having outsiders when it’s supposed to determine who is the best in DDT. He’s not looking forward to facing Puma King later in the block for this reason.

Masahiro Takanashi tried to trap Tetsuya Endo underneath a guardrail to count him out. He countered the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb into a DDT but Endo was able to lock in the Modified Yurikamome Hold to win his first match in the Grand Prix. Endo said he is highly motivated to compete in the tournament this time around after his unexpected confrontation with Daisuke Sasaki at the last Korakuen Hall show. However Endo won’t explicitly say why he has now become so motivated.

With yesterday’s humiliation now behind him, Sammy Guevara got his first win by beating Soma Takao. He countered the Gin And Tonic into the Canadian Destroyer and got the three count with the Shooting Star Press. Takao is trying to deny losing two block matches in a row because he has no memory of it. He thinks he won his first two matches and will make it three in a row when he takes on his stablemate Endo at Shin-Kiba 1st RING next week. Guevara bragged about having the most impact out of anyone when he is on the show whether the match lasts one minute or sixteen. He is spending his birthday here in Japan instead of being at home with his family so he will definitely be winning the Grand Prix and become a champion!

MAO joins Shiozaki at the top of A Block with a win over Puma King. MAO wanted to go high flying but King was ready for him most of the time, either grounding his opponent or catching his moves. MAO got one over him though by doing the Momo☆Clutch for the win. MAO said that lucha libre is something that has become easier to access and learn in Japan but even then he just knows the basic stuff. His plan today was to use the Momo☆Clutch at the right time. It worked. He now looks forward to his next match, a champion versus champion bout with Daisuke Sasaki.


DDT “KOI NI KOI KOGARE KOI NI NAKU! 2018” Results

November 16, 2018

DDT “KOI NI KOI KOGARE KOI NI NAKU! 2018”, 16/11/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multi-Purpose Studio
189 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata defeated Kazuki Hirata & Yoshihiko when Oishi pinned Hirata after the Reincarnation from Yoshihiko (8:40).
2. MAO & Kota Umeda defeated Takeshi Okada & Mizuki Watase when Umeda pinned Watase with the Umeda Driver (10:22).
3. Kenshin Chikano defeated Yuki Ueno with the Sliding Leg Lariat (11:06).
4. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Antonio Honda & Rey Paloma when Takao pinned Paloma with the Official Endless Waltz (11:46).
5. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Jun Kasai defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino when Kasai pinned Iino with the Pearl Harbor Splash (12:25).
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when Takanashi pinned Sasaki with the Takatonic (14:26).

The back and forth between Daisuke Sasaki and Masahiro Takanashi continues with both wrestlers attempting each other’s finishing moves during the main event. This time around Takanashi was able to hit the Takatonic to pin the KO-D Openweight Champion. Takanashi told the crowd afterwards he will beat Sasaki again later this month to become the champion.

Antonio Honda & Rey Paloma lost to DAMNATION when they both charged in to do Bionic Elbows only to hit each other by accident. The two both made up for it by dancing with each other after the match.

The team of Kazuki Hirata & Yoshihiko also had problems working together except this one completely fell apart. Yoshihiko was taking care of Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata until Kazuki Hirata stepped in and knocked down his partner in the process. Yoshihiko got angry and gave Hirata the Reincarnation. Oishi then piled on top of them to pin Hirata.

Danshoku Dieno greeted the fans at the start of the show. He was upset that he couldn’t remember anything by being in his hometown of Hiroshima. Hisaya Imabayashi tried to remind him of his college days in the region but Dieno got a headache and had to leave the ring. Despite his amnesia, Dieno was able to take part in an autograph signing during the show.


DDT “MAO LOCAL BOX OFFICE ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAISEIKAN~ SATO IS WHERE THE SCHOOL IS LOCATED” Results

November 11, 2018

DDT “MAO LOCAL BOX OFFICE ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAISEIKAN~ SATO IS WHERE THE SCHOOL IS LOCATED”, 11/11/2018
Miyagi Osaki-shi Matsuyama B & G Ocean Center
486 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Toru Owashi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the Nodowa Otoshi (7:55).
2. Municipal Gatekeeper, Volunteering To Challenge The Champion Of Ganryu Island!: Keisuke Okuda & Makoto Oishi defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Gorgeous Matsuno when Oishi pinned Matsuno with a School Boy (10:34).
3. Shunma Katsumata defeated Kazuki Hirata with the ¡Hasta La Vista! (9:37).
4. Yuki Iino Knock On Series Round 6: Mad Paulie defeated Yuki Iino with the Reverse Splash (8:37).
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase when Takeshita submitted Watase with a Modified Armbar (11:20).
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda when Sasaki submitted Takanashi with La Mistica Cross Facelock (15:55).
7. MAO Local Triumph! Osaki Specialty Special Tag Match: MAO & Kazusada Higuchi defeated HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno when MAO pinned Ueno with the Cannonball 450 (20:57).

MAO thanked the “many, many, many, many” fans that came to see the show today. He calls the show a success and next time wants DDT to do an even bigger event in Matsuyama. Other wrestlers from Konosuke Takeshita to Gorgeous Matsuno praised MAO throughout the shot and built him up to be Osaki’s next big star. The mayor of Osaki City was even in attendance to offer his welcome to MAO and DDT.

If Masahiro Takanashi thought he had turned the tables on Daisuke Sasaki after yesterday’s result, he was in for a rude awakening today. Sasaki avoided the Takatonic and used La Mistica to put his opponent into the Cross Facelock for the victory. Sasaki brought up Takanashi’s comments from yesterday only to tell him that he doesn’t remember yesterday so he wasn’t effected by it! Sasaki joked that Takanashi usually wins around three matches a year. Sasaki is fine with being involved in one of those results but he sweats that Takanashi will never beat him ever again! Nobuhiro Shimatani then took the microphone to praise Tetsuya Endo and declare war on Osaki City on behalf of DAMNATION. Sasaki gave Shimatani a Low Blow to shut him up.

Yuki Iino is now at 6 losses in 6 matches for his trial series. He has one more match left but when, where and who it will be against is currently a mystery.

Shunma Katsumata made a request to Kazuki Hirata before their match began. Since the show was in MAO’s hometown, Katsumata wanted Hirata to sing and dance to an NωA song instead of “TOKYO GO!” Hirata agreed and he played MAO’s role in a performance of “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU” with Katsumata and Makoto Oishi. Hirata then Clotheslined the both of them when the song ended. Katsumata got his revenge with the ¡Hasta La Vista! and won the match.

Gorgeous Matsuno wanted to sing during Match #2. Makoto Oishi rolled him up during the performance to pin him. Matsuno came back out during intermission and sang again this time without any interruption.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!” Results

October 28, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,106 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Unit Opposing 4 Way Match: Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi and Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi when Akito submitted Honda with the Scorpion Lock (8:13).
2. El Lindaman defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the German Suplex (7:00).
3. Loser Punishment Match: Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine & Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Yumehito Imanari & Michael Wolf when Oishi pinned Takagi with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (5:22).
4. Keisuke Ishii, MAO & Yuki Iino defeated Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno when Ishii pinned Ueno with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (8:09).
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Joshi Battle Royal: Maki Ito defeated Yuki Arai (c) (w/ Makoto Oishi) with a Crab Hold (11:39).
Order Of Elimination: Yuki Kamifuku, Saki Akai, Mizuki, Cherry, Emi Sakura, Yuki Arai.
*Maki Ito becomes the 1,330th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Maki Ito (c) defeated Yuki Arai by Kickout (12:46 pm).
*V1 for Maki Ito.
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: CIMA, T-Hawk & Duan Yingnan defeated Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) when CIMA pinned Takao with the Mad Splash (13:09).
*DAMNATION fails in V2. STRONG HEARTS becomes the 36th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
7. DDT Extreme Title – Wrestling Rules: Shinya Aoki defeated HARASHIMA (c) by TKO with a Triangle Choke (8:26).
*HARASHIMA fails in V4. Shinya Aoki becomes the 42nd DDT Extreme Champion!
8. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).

Shortly before today came, news went around that this show was going to be the final episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”. Rumour was the AbemaTV producers were not happy with Danshoku Dieno’s naked wrestling stunt in last week’s “RYOGOKU PETER PAN” main event which aired live on the service. Instead the story turned out to be rather different. A video was shown after the main event announcing a new monthly DDT series called “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI SUPER” beginning with the 3rd January Korakuen Hall show. AbemaTV assures everyone that DDT is not in trouble for what happened at Sumo Hall. Also Maji Manji Super is not going to be the monthly Korakuen shows. DDT is running Korakuen twice in January so they are able to dedicate the first of those shows to the new series. They will also sell every ticket for just 2,000 yen, which is the return of a marketing gimmick DDT used to do for their first show of the year.

The main event went the full twenty minutes as Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa fought to a draw against Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita. The end of Maji Manji meant one last table spot on the show which was done when Ishikawa gave Takeshita the Fire Thunder through a table at ringside. Marufuji took Ishikawa out with the Shiranui while Takeshita and Sasaki fought during the dying minutes of the match. Sasaki kicked out of a Lariat while Takeshita kicked out of the Hurricanrana. The two were trading Elbow Smashes when the bell rang and the match ended. Ishikawa wanted to end the show and the series with karaoke but Sasaki stopped him. They left to go sing karaoke on their own while Marufuji thanked Takeshita for the match. The fans then cheered Takeshita to sing karaoke. It was here when everyone got the news of Maji Manji Super to end the show.

The DDT Extreme Title match stayed mostly on the ground as the champion HARASHIMA wanted to out-grapple Shinya Aoki. A Piledriver had no effect on the challenger and Aoki avoided the Somato to lock in a Sleeper Hold. HARASHIMA shifted his position to apply a Cross Armbreaker but Aoki then trapped him in a Triangle Choke. HARASHIMA Power Bombed Aoki but the hold wouldn’t break. HARASHIMA lost consciousness and Aoki became the new Extreme Champion! HARASHIMA hesitated to shake Aoki’s hand after the match but eventually did so. Aoki then dedicated today’s victory to Kendo Kashin because this is the first championship a Hagure IGF fighter has won since its formation.

STRONG HEARTS are here to stay now that they’ve won the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. The match begun with CIMA and Soma Takao in the ring. Takao got “BIMA” chants from the crowd, referencing his CIMA tribute gimmick way back when he was in a college wrestling club. Takao tried to out-CIMA CIMA by hitting the Schwein and then trying to win with the Mad Splash. CIMA blocked the splash then hit his moves of doom. Venus, Iconoclasm then the original Mad Splash put Takao away and made STRONG HEARTS the new champions! CIMA said the result was obvious after he beat Takeshita in Sumo Hall. T-Hawk warned the rest of DDT that they will be waiting here forever. If that bothers them then step up and try to take the belts away! CIMA announced that the unit will be sticking around in DDT for November and will be here in full force. Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel are coming to DDT with STRONG HEARTS! CIMA also said he is waiting for Danshoku Dieno to come back and might invite Gorgeous Matsuno to join the unit in Dieno’s absence. One last thing, CIMA wants to defend the 6-Man Titles in China for OWE before their next DDT appearance!

Danshoku Dieno made his first public appearance since Sumo Hall but not in the way anyone expected. KUDO found Dieno wandering around with no memory of anything. Hisaya Imabayashi asked KUDO to pull down his pants because it might help Dieno regain his memory. Dieno was disgusted at the idea of somebody stripping naked in front of a big audience. Imabayashi thinks Dieno is in a deep state of shock after he was locked inside a casket at Sumo Hall. He is giving Dieno time to mentally recover. However, if Dieno finishes in the Dramatic General Election Top 20 then he must wrestle at the next Korakuen Hall show on 25th November, whether he has his memories back or not!

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title is no longer in the hands of SKE48 thanks to Maki Ito. The previous champion Yuki Arai defended the title in an all joshi Battle Royal. When it came down to Arai and Ito, Makoto Oishi got involved so Arai wouldn’t have to fight. However, Arai scolded Oishi because she wanted to wrestle and she gave him a Heel Kick. She did the same Heel Kick to Ito but it was dodged. Ito then put Arai in a Crab Hold to submit her and win the title. They shook hands after the match but Arai suddenly gave her a School Boy. Ito kicked out then chased Arai out of the ring.

Since today was the final day of voting in the Dramatic Election, the wrestlers in the 6-Man Tag all wanted to impress their voters. Mizuki Watase is back to wrestling in his old gear and he is now dying his hair red. Keisuke Ishii picked up the win for his team.

Sanshiro Takagi had his body painted up to look like a pumpkin monster for Halloween. The AbemaTV audience voted for what punishment the loser of Match #3 would take. Each option involved a Muay Thai kickboxer. The fans chose the loser getting kicked in the ass with 79% of the vote. Oishi pinned Takagi and he took the punishment. Everyone then lost control of the kickboxer and he kicked all of them away from the ring.

Nobuhiro Shimatani and El Lindaman were both making fun of each other for being short so their heights were measured by the referee before their match. Lindaman is taller but Shimatani blamed Lindaman for using his hair to cheat. Lindaman ended up beating Shimatani while CIMA interacted with Mad Paulie outside the ring.

Daisuke Kiso wound up getting involved in the multi-man cascading leg split spot during the opener. At one point “Thriller” played and everyone did the zombie dance. Honda interrupted it to do his Gongitsune strikes to everybody. It didn’t work on Akito because he was wearing glasses. Akito was then able to put Honda in the Scorpion Lock to give ALL OUT the win. Akito describes today as the beginning of ALL OUT’s rebuilding process. They want to regain the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles.

The D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 blocks were announced. Block A consists of Daisuke Sasaki, HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi, Akito, MAO, Puma King and Go Shiozaki. Block B consists of Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Masahiro Takanashi, Mike Bailey, Sammy Guevara and Shinya Aoki.


Takigawa’s Graduation Match, STRONG HEARTS Seek Championships, Oishi The Bodyguard

October 22, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN ONE”, 27/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Nodoka Tenma & Hinano Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Hikari
2. Yuki Aino Vs Raku
3. Yuna Manase Vs Miu
4. Special 8-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Reika Saiki, Yuu & Hyper Misao Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Shoko Nakajima & Maki Ito
5. Azusa Takigawa Graduation Memorial Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao, Yuu, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Reika Saiki, Maki Ito, Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku, Miu, Hikari, Hinano & Raku

Two firsts for Tokyo Joshi Pro are happening on this show. We’re getting a 4 Vs 4 Tokyo Joshi tag match for the first time. We are also getting a 1 Vs 16 match for the first time to celebrate Azusa Takigawa’s graduation. No further details yet have been given on how the match will work. Other companies have done special gauntlet matches for their retiring wrestlers in the past where every round only has a one minute time limit and the chosen wrestler goes through all opponents no matter how much they win, lose or draw. I guess it will be something similar here.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs El Lindaman
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Joshi Battle Royal: Yuki Arai (c) (w/ Makoto Oishi) Vs Saki Akai Vs Maki Ito Vs Cherry Vs Emi Sakura Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mizuki
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs CIMA, T-Hawk & Duan Yingnan
4. DDT Extreme Title – Wrestling Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki
5. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

The new KO-D Openweight Champion has been drinking non-stop in celebration since winning the title yesterday. Daisuke Sasaki doesn’t remember much about the last 24 hours because of this. His prize money is already gone because he recently spent 4 million yen on things including a brand new car. The prize money from the main event was 2 million yen by the way. Sasaki hopes his victory was enough to impress both Laura James and Candice LeRae. His first defence is confirmed to be against the Dramatic General Election winner at Korakuen Hall on 25th November.

Danshoku Dieno has not been seen or heard from since the ending of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” when DAMNATION locked him into a coffin. Sasaki ordered Nobuhiro Shimatani to go burn it when the show was over. Dieno is not expected to appear at Korakuen this weekend.

With ALL OUT swept aside, STRONG HEARTS are sticking around in DDT so they can win a championship. CIMA’s goal is to become a champion one more time before he turns 41 at his next birthday. The group has chosen the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles as their target. CIMA, T-Hawk and Duan Yingnan will be the trio challenging DAMNATION in the match. T-Hawk said STRONG HEARTS share everything together. That is what makes them the strongest unit. Yingnan is hoping to bring a championship back to Shanghai. CIMA calls Konosuke Takeshita the standard of DDT. It is up to the rest of the DDT roster to prove they are better otherwise they will only disappoint CIMA. Tetsuya Endo admitted that Takeshita beating CIMA yesterday would have been a happy ending for all of DDT, except for Endo because he still hates Takeshita to death. All of the attention should now be on DAMNATION because of the championships they hold. Also Endo believes that Mad Paulie will be the key wrestler to watch when the match happens. This is all bringing back awkward memories for Soma Takao. Back when he was a college pro wrestler he was called BIMA and he was, yes you guessed it, a CIMA parody. Shimatani was more than happy to tell CIMA that over and over when the two teams met at today’s press conference. The letter B is above C for a reason according to Shimatani.

Shimatani’s posturing was quick to annoy El Lindaman. The two argued back and forth about their short heights until they were booked to face each other.

Makoto Oishi has offered to help SKE48 idol Yuki Arai defend her Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title in the Joshi Battle Royal. The reason is Oishi loves idols, especially ones named Arai. This must be fate! It’s enough for Arai to trust him at least. Maki Ito is already upset with Arai because she never introduced herself to her, even though they only met today when Ito stormed the conference. Ito finds that disrespectful because she is Arai’s senior in the idol world.

“ALL DOIN”, 09/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tiger Mask V (Self-Proclaimed) Vs Pero Pero Master
2. Eririn Takagi, Monster Halloween & ONAKIN Vs MEN’S Teioh, HARASHIMA & Shota

MEN’S Teioh was chosen by Sanshiro Takagi to be the executive chairman of the “ALL DOIN” committee. HARASHIMA is considered one of the strongest wrestlers in Japan’s independent scene so why not put him on the show celebrating independent wrestling? Shota also has a lot of experience in that section of the industry.

I’m not sure who Pero Pero Master (ぺろぺろ親方) is. Google isn’t offering much.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.2 ~WRESTLE THRASHING MAD~”, 08/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ricky Fuji
2. Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yuka Miyamoto
3. FUMA Vs Great Sasuke

Nihonto and Barbatos are the latest bands signed to appear on the show.