Takao Joins Smile Squash, Sakaguchi Fights DAMNATION, Tokyo Joshi Signs Manase

February 16, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS FIGHT OUT #3”, 18/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Syoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka-oneesan
2. Yuu & Miyu Yamashita Vs Mil Clown & Rika Tatsumi
3. “Back Bancho” Akane Miura Road To Graduation: Akane Miura Vs Maho Kurone
4. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Konkatsu-gun: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko

No Reika Saiki on this show so Yuu doesn’t have to worry about her here.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) Vs Gota Ihashi
1. Takagi-gun Vs Michael-gun Loser Exiled Overseas Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai Vs Michael Nakazawa, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Cherry
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase & Guanchulo Vs Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 3 Way Match: Kotatsu (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda
4. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino
5. Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
6. ROAD TO SSA COUNTDOWN Special Single Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. DDT Pre-20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & KUDO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Dick Togo

Yukio Sakaguchi has the nothing but DAMNATION ahead of him on the road to Saitama Super Arena. He and Masakatsu Funaki are set to defend the KO-D Tag Team Titles against Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo in Saitama. Until then Sakaguchi will be fighting against DAMNATION with his Shuten-dōji partners.

Soma Takao is now a part of Smile Squash and this weekend is his first match as a member.

Nobuhiro Shimatani has one more chance to lose the King Of Dark Title before the DNA relaunch. Unfortunately he was defeated in his last two defences to Gota Ihashi. Will the third time be a charm?

BASARA “VAJRA 30 ~WINTER SUMMER BLUE~”, 20/02/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Hagane
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Shinya Ishida Vs Daichi Kazato & Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Hardcore Match: SAGAT Vs Gunso
4. Metal Special Match: Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Tanaka
5. Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Koji Iwamoto & Fuminori Abe
6 Union MAX Title: FUMA (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Hagane is from Fighting Musical Makai, a dramatic musical wrestling show where warriors duel with evil. In unrelated news, Madoka is missing from this card for some reason…

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKYO BAY~”, 25/02/2017
Chiba Blue Field

1. Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Inner Chamber, Outer Chamber, Big Runaway! Chiba Specialty Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino Vs Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi
3. Smile Squash Vs Happy Motel Fight Against All Sides!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Guanchulo

All of Smile Squash will be together for the first time since Takao’s induction to the group.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONTON~”, 26/02/2017
Maebashi Green Dome Sub Arena

1. Mad Paulie Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
3. Maebashi Specialty! DDT Does Not Know The Gunman Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda

HARASHIMA and Konosuke Takeshita have a few more tag matches to get through. HARASHIMA won the first one in Osaka two weeks ago.

Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION continues with two matches on this show.

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

1. DAMNATION Vs FREEDOMS!: Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Jun Kasai & GENTARO
2. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
3. ROAD TO SSA MAIN EVENT Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda

DAMNATION is now fighting on two fronts, one against Shuten-dōji and one against FREEDOMS. Jun Kasai is bringing GENTARO back to DDT to put Daisuke Sasaki in check.

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

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Reika Saiki

The newest Tokyo Joshi Pro signing will have her debut match in Coconeri Hall next month. Yuna Manase is from Actwres girl’Z and has been wrestling for three years. She will be be a regular wrestler for Tokyo Joshi from March onwards. Manase recently participated in the Miss Tokyo Sports contest and is not shy to flaunt her body. In fact she appeared at her press conference wearing a white swimsuit and posing for the cameras. She said she is learning about Tokyo Joshi through DDT UNIVERSE and is looking forward to being in the same ring as Saki Akai. She would love to form a tag team with Akai and they can be called SM Gun together.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2017 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE”, 20/03/2017
Saitama Super Arena

0. DNA Offer Match: Rekka, Daiki Shimomura & Yuki Ueno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani, Naomi Yoshimura & Dai Suzuki
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuu, Mil Clown & Itoh Maki Vs Reika Saiki, Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa
0. DDT Pro Wrestling 20th Anniversary Memorial Celebration Dramatic Rumble: MIKAMI Vs GENTARO Vs Bambi Vs Rion Mizuki Vs X
1. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2017: Saki Akai, Meiko Satomura & Syoko Nakajima Vs Aja Kong, Cherry & Miyu Yamashita
2. Kou Shibusawa 35th Anniversary “Nobunaga’s Ambition ~Our Warring States~” Sengoku Warlords Match: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sanshiro Takagi), Shingen Takeda (Keiji Muto) & Yukimura Sanada (Isami Kodaka) Vs Katsuie Shibata (Daisuke Sekimoto), Kenshin Uesugi (Jun Akiyama) & Nobunaga Oda (Kota Ibushi)
3. Special 8-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Lady Beard Vs Jaguar Yokota, Yuni, X & X
4. Shungo Oyama Pro Wrestling Challenge Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Dick Togo Vs KUDO & Shungo Oyama
5. Shigehiro Irie Triennial Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mike Bailey
6. “DDT Is DDT” 20 Years Entertainment Culmination! The Best In The World Bad Guy Decisive Battle: Danshoku Dino Vs Joey Ryan
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs X, X & X
8. DDT Extreme Title – Sekichu Presents Hardcore Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
9. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
10. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

All that is left to complete the card is the challengers for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles as well as Jaguar Yokota’s remaining partners for the special 8-Man Tag Match. I reckon we will find out who they are at the Korakuen Hall show this Sunday.


DDT “NEVER MIND 2016” Results

December 25, 2016

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DDT “NEVER MIND 2016”, 25/12/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,016 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Dramatic Christmas Carnival: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Jiro Kuroshio defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Ishii pinned Hirata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (9:53).
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase and Antonio Honda & Guanchulo when Katsumata pinned Guanchulo with the Kasadora (7:24).
3. Joey Ryan & Laura James defeated Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai when Ryan pinned Oishi with the Super Kick (5:50).
4. Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Akito, Yasu Urano & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Higuchi pinned Matsunaga with the Doctor Bomb (11:13).
5. New Year’s Big Bang Bout: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Mad Paulie with the Pull Out German Suplex (11:15).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo when Takanashi pinned Sasaki with the Bacchus (15:37).
*V1 for Shuten-dōji.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Somato (23:53).
*V1 for HARASHIMA.

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Merry Christmas everyone! The final DDT show of the year had HARASHIMA’s first defence of his current KO-D Openweight Title reign. The challenger Shigehiro Irie had a lot of momentum on his side ever since he came back from America. He had pinned HARASHIMA in his first match back and was on the winning side for most of their tag matches in the lead up to today. Irie would even taunt HARASHIMA by giving him the thumbs down after all of their matches. HARASHIMA targeted Irie’s abdomen early on, hitting the John Woo Dropkick, some Knee Drops and Foot Stomps then a Cobra Twist. He did the deed by doing a Falcon Arrow but Irie kicked out and turned the tables with a Traffic Accident Tackle. HARASHIMA avoided both a Piledriver and the Flying Sausage but Irie finally hit a move with the Black Hole Slam. He tried to do a Piledriver on the apron but HARASHIMA slipped out and hit a Buzzsaw Kick. Irie quickly cut his momentum at ringside with a Power Bomb onto the apron instead. When HARASHIMA was rolled back into the ring he kicked out of the pin. He blocked Irie from doing the Flying Sausage and did a Superplex instead. A Swan Dive Foot Stomp got a two count. Irie applied the Tazzmission and tried to do a Suplex variation but HARASHIMA fought his way out of it. HARASHIMA hit three middle kicks but Irie hit back with the Beast Bomber and then gave a thumbs down. He went for the Vertical Drop Back Flip but HARASHIMA slipped out and hit a Jumping High Kick. The end came with both wrestlers trying to hit either the Somato or the Beast Bomber and HARASHIMA came out on top.

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Irie finally gave HARASHIMA the thumbs up after the match. HARASHIMA said that everyone now sees how strong Irie has become and he would be happy to fight him again. HARASHIMA is now looking forward to defending the title against Mike Bailey on 3rd January. The rest of the roster then came out including Super Sasadango Machine wearing a Santa costume. Several of the wrestlers gave out their goals for 2017. Konosuke Takeshita wants to win back the KO-D Title. Yukio Sakaguchi will kill everyone who stands before his eyes. KUDO has spent this year recovering from his injuries and becoming a father so he wants to show everyone a strong KUDO next year. Yoshihiro Takayama has gotten so used to wrestling in DDT he now wants something to wrap around his waist to keep warm. Danshoku Dino will go on a diet. Keisuke Ishii wants to be more central to DDT. Saki Akai wants to spread the world of DDT. Kazusada Higuchi wants to win the New Year Tag Team Tournament. Shunma Katsumata wants to release a solo album, record more songs with NωA, win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles and recruit a new member for NωA. Sasadango wants to return to the ring and live vigorously in good health. Sanshiro Takagi wants to send DDT across the whole world through DDT UNIVERSE. Finally HARASHIMA wants everyone to continue their support for DDT.

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Shuten-dōji continues to have DAMNATION’s number. They beat DAMNATION to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles earlier this month, beat them again earlier this week and then beat them once more in their first title defence. If that wasn’t enough, Masahiro Takanashi pinned Daisuke Sasaki in all three matches! Even Takanashi has trouble believing it. The third straight loss for DAMNATION has put them in crisis. They stormed out at the end of the show after the rest of the roster gave their resolutions. Is DAMNATION going to split up? Hell no! Sasaki says if they’re breaking up on Christmas Day, they would do it alone during a party for just themselves. Instead Sasaki will prepare for his next match on 3rd January. He will face the love of his life Candice LeRae! Next year DAMNATION will not flock together or flirt or get married… but Sasaki will get married to Candice! Sasaki was also kicking Shuji Ishikawa as he was shouting this out. Mad Paulie wasn’t really paying attention, instead wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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The first two matches for “JUDGEMENT 2017” in Saitama Super Arena next March were announced. A good card has to be prepared since the show celebrates DDT’s 20 year anniversary. First, Tokyo Joshi Pro gets a high profile match by mixing in with DDT’s women and two big joshi names. It will be Meiko Satomura, Saki Akai & Syoko Nakajima Vs Aja Kong, Cherry & Miyu Yamashita! The other match is Danshoku Dino versus whoever he wants. Dino requested Triple H but that was immediately turned down because it is deemed impossible to set up. It is up to Dino to choose his dream opponent under one condition, he cannot spend over 500,000 yen combined in payment, transportation and accommodation expenses.

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Mad Paulie was truly in the Christmas spirit all day. He came down to the ring for his match against Konosuke Takeshita wearing a Santa hat and beard. He dominated the early portion of the bout, overwhelming Takeshita with brute force and throwing him around ringside. Takeshita spent the match defending himself against Paulie’s attacks. The opening he was looking for when he avoided the Reverse Splash. He then hit move after move from Big boots to Lariats to Brainbusters until Paulie couldn’t take anymore. Takeshita then got the win with the German Suplex. Takeshita was happy to spend the last DDT show of the year wrestling in a singles match and his victory was his Christmas gift to the fans.

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Kazusada Higuchi say he has learned a lot by teaming with Yoshihiro Takayama in the last few months. Takayama thinks Higuchi is just trying to flatter him but Higuchi is being honest. Takayama says he too is learning new things by teaming with Higuchi and Kouki Iwasaki. When asked about his desire to want something around his waist, Takayama simply answered he is the man who wants everything.

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Joey Ryan & Laura James have set their sights on becoming DDT’s power couple. Before their match with Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai began, James dared the referee to check her tights for any hidden items. When the ref became uncomfortable, Ryan then demanded him to do it. The couple showed off their deadly double team move during the match. Ryan falls down on his hands and knees next to the target, James pours lotion all over his back, she then charges towards him and slides over his back head first into the opponent. After winning the match, Ryan said their opponents were easy and he match difficult on purpose just to have a challenge. Their goal in DDT for 2017 is to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Also James wants to visit Harajuku and go see a cat cafe.

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Everyone in the 3 Way Tag match agreed to Lucha tag rules for the bout. Antonio Honda got upset when he couldn’t join in on the wrestling between Soma Takao and Shunma Katsumata. So he began telling a story that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Everybody expected him to talk about Star Wars but it instead turned out to be Gon, The Little Fox again.

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Whenever Jiro Kuroshio shows up in DDT it is always a fun time for everyone, except Kazuki Hirata. He’s jealous of Kuroshio’s popularity and hates his entrance song. It’s incomprehensible and annoying unlike his own song. He was going to crush Kuroshio in this match! He also warned him about Dino’s behaviour around handsome wrestlers. Dino was in fact smitten by Kuroshio but that motivated him rather than cause a distraction. Sanshiro Takagi used the brand new DDT Storage Box as a weapon during the match but was cut off with a Dropkick. Kuroshio was ready to end the match until Dino stopped to confess his love to him. Keisuke Ishii took over while this was going on and won the match for his team anyway.


DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM PORK~” Results

December 11, 2016

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DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM PORK~”, 11/12/2016
Hakata Star Lane
446 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 3 Way Tag Match: Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata and Antonio Honda & Guanchulo when Oishi pinned Hirata with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (9:07).
2. Toru Owashi, Yuto Aijima & Azul Dragon defeated Soma Takao, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Owashi pinned Iwasaki with La Magistral Cradle (9:34).
3. Itoh Maki Pro Wrestling Debut: Miyu Yamashita defeated Itoh Maki with the Attitude Adjustment (9:52).
4. Show Me, The Battle Of Those Born In 1975! Classmate Confrontation!: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Yasu Urano with the Running Knee Lift (9:58).
5. Hakata Specialty! Seimonbarai Special Tag Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Shigehiro Irie defeated HARASHIMA & Akito when Irie pinned Akito with the Beast Bomber (13:27).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) when Takanashi pinned Sasaki with the Bacchus (18:24).
*DAMNATION fails in V2. Shuten-dōji becomes the 27th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey (c) defeated Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii when Bailey pinned Dino with the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop (24:00).
*V1 for Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey.

As mentioned after yesterday’s show, Mike Bailey wanted nothing to do with Danshoku Dino in the main event. Dino chased him around ringside until Bailey had to fend him off with kicks. It wasn’t any better for Konosuke Takeshita, he missed a Lariat to Keisuke Ishii and hit his arm off the ring post. Dino & Ishii took advantage and worked over the arm. They tried a Go 2 Sleep style set up for the Danshoku Driver to Bailey but Takeshita cut them off. Takeshita countered Ishii’s Kneel Kick with a Lariat and that took him out of the match. Bailey secured the win with a Buzzsaw Kick to Dino followed by the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop. Bailey said after the match that his problem with Dino has nothing to do with his sexual preference. It’s because Dino keeps grabbing men’s crotches without their consent. Aside from that Bailey called him a good wrestler and “The No. 1 Gay”. With that out of the way Bailey then asked Amon Tsurumi for a request. He recently won the DNA Grand Prix and the KO-D Tag Team Titles so now he wants a shot at the KO-D Openweight Title! Tsurumi confirmed that the winner of HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie will face Bailey at Korakuen Hall on 3rd January with the title on the line!

It’s all falling apart for DAMNATION, they have now lost all of their championships! In the lead up to this match, Daisuke Sasaki said if DAMNATION lost the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles to Shuten-dōji then they should split up. Kota Umeda was at ringside using crutches to stand so he could cheer on his stablemates. Early in the match Sasaki grabbed Masahiro Takanashi’s legs from the apron and pulled him outside the ring. That led to a ringside brawl where Sasaki grabbed Umeda’s crutch and then hit him with it. The end came when Takanashi escaped Sasaki’s Vietnam Driver II. Sasaki fought off the Takatonic but was surprised when Takanashi switched to the Bacchus. That was enough for the three count and the title change! Sasaki was distraught by the result. DAMNATION has lost all of its championships in the space of a week and they deserve to be dissolved because of this! While Sasaki had a mental breakdown backstage, Shuji Ishikawa demanded the group get a rematch at Korakuen Hall on Christmas Day. Mad Paulie already has a match set for that show so Ishikawa will take his spot on the team. The new champions welcome the decision. Takanashi said Sasaki should go wash dishes for DDT’s restaurants if he loses again. As far as he is concerned, Sasaki owed a debt to Shuten-dōji when he lost and that debt was paid for with the 6-Man Tag Titles. If Sasaki loses again, he’ll owe Shuten-dōji another debt and he has nothing left that they want so he may as well start from zero like a rookie and do chores.

Shigehiro Irie was happy to play with his new friend Yoshihiro Takayama in Hakata! He has nothing to be afraid of because his new friend is big and strong! Takayama gave Irie his stamp of approval to be the next KO-D Champion! Together they yelled “No Fear!”

Itoh Maki was all business for her debut wrestling match. After watching Miyu Yamashita’s dance entrance she told her she wasn’t here to do the same. Itoh’s offence included Elbow Strikes, a Body Slam, a Dropkick and even a Headbutt. Yamashita defeated her with a Skewered Knee Strike followed by the Attitude Adjustment. Yamashita said she was happy to be back in her home city of Fukuoka and she was pleased with Maki’s performance. Her true feelings were showcased in the ring because she worked hard. Yamashita also said from now on she and Maki are rivals so they can have more exciting matches together in Fukuoka. Maki admitted defeat but claims she has a cuter face than Yamashita.


All Irie Wants For Christmas Is The KO-D Title

December 6, 2016

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 17”, 10/12/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) & Cherry Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Saki Akai
1. Kazuki Hirata Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. He Is That Guy And He Is Me: Akito Vs Rekka
3. 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Soma Takao
4. Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Toru Owashi & Gota Ihashi
5. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. Prelude To A Healthy Television Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Mike Bailey & Antonio Honda Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Guanchulo
7. Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki

With “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2016” over and done with it’s time for DDT to move its focus over to Christmas Day. HARASHIMA nominated Shigehiro Irie as the first challenger for his latest KO-D Openweight Title reign and that means tag team preview matches to build up the bout.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM PORK~”, 11/12/2016
Hakata Star Lane

1. Toru Owashi, Yuto Aijima & Azul Dragon Vs Soma Takao, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Itoh Maki Pro Wrestling Debut: Miyu Yamashita Vs Itoh Maki
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata Vs Antonio Honda & Guanchulo
4. Show Me, The Battle Of Those Born In 1975! Classmate Confrontation!: Shuji Ishikawa Vs Yasu Urano
5. Hakata Specialty! Seimonbarai Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Shigehiro Irie
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey (c) Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii

Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey will also have their first KO-D Tag Team Title defence taking place during the same weekend.

DAMNATION had a bad night in Osaka and are now down to holding one championship. They still have the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles but Shuten-dōji are gunning after them. This is KUDO’s first shot at the belts since his return from injury. He previously went for the Tag Titles when DAMNATION held them but failed to take it off them.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2016 ~WINTER~”, 17/12/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

Makoto Oishi tried to help Danshoku Dino beat Jun Kasai in Osaka. That failed so now he’s taking matters into his own hands. He’s going to try and win back the DDT Extreme Title himself. But now that Kasai is champion, the match stipulations could become more violent. He did say he wants to dye the belt in “colour” and given how even the brush of a feather can make him bleed he’s going to fulfil his promise easily.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2016”, 25/12/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. New Year’s Big Bang Bout: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mad Paulie
2. Joey Ryan & Laura James Vs Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
3. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

Irie pinned HARASHIMA in his return match and has been on fire since then. The USA trip revitalised him and he wants to return to America with the KO-D Title. That way he can spread the word of DDT all across America!


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 16” Results

November 26, 2016

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DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 16”, 26/11/2016
Saitama Kawaguchi City Industrial Technology Center
270 Fans – No Vacancy

-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Gota Ihashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Body Attack (1:02 pm).
*Gota Ihashi becomes the 1181st champion.
1. Antonio Honda defeated Guanchulo with a Rolling Leg Clutch (9:17).
2. Saki Akai, Shunma Katsumata & Rekka defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Gota Ihashi when Akai pinned Hirata with the Rookie Award (6:25).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Gota Ihashi (c) after a Right High Kick from Saki Akai (1:28 pm)
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1182nd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Toru Owashi (c) with a Cradle (1:29 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1183rd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Standing Shooting Star (1:31 pm).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1184th champion.
3. Shigehiro Irie & Yasu Urano defeated Makoto Oishi Vs MAO when Irie pinned Oishi with the Flying Sausage (10:56).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Gota Ihashi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) by Tights Smothering (1:49 pm).
*Gota Ihashi becomes the 1185th champion.
4. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Soma Takao & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Ishii pinned Takao with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (10:27).
5. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when KUDO pinned Iwasaki with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:26).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Gota Ihashi (c) with a Cradle (2:43 pm).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1186th champion.
6. Road To DAIICHI Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Bailey pinned Paulie with a Sunset Flip (12:08).
7. Road To DAIICHI Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Daisuke Sasaki defeated HARASHIMA & Akito when Sasaki pinned Akito with the NOW OR NEVER (17:07).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c) by forfeit (3:31 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1187th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with La Magistral Cradle (3:32 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1188th champion.

DAMNATION came away from Saitama with one win and one loss out of two important matches. In the main event Daisuke Sasaki pinned Akito but while this was going on Shuji Ishikawa and HARASHIMA traded Elbow Strikes non-stop outside the ring. This continued after the match ended until they finished with a staredown. Ishikawa warned HARASHIMA not to break down in their KO-D Openweight Title match next month. Ishikawa said he will be the last one standing because he is the biggest and most powerful in the pro wrestling world. HARASHIMA said he will not break no matter what Ishikawa throws at him. He will draw power from all of the 906 votes that won him the DDT Dramatic General Election. Ishikawa was given permission by Daisuke Sasaki to give the show closing speech but Sasaki immediately cut him off. Sasaki said the era of DAMNATION will last forever… until he marries Candice LeRae.

DAMNATION’s defeat on this show was dealt by Happy Motels. When Tetsuya Endo’s name was announced in the ring Konosuke Takeshita immediately charged at his former friend. He then rounded up Endo & Mad Paulie outside the ring for Mike Bailey to dive onto them with a Tope Con Hilo. Paulie recovered and tried to give Bailey the Paulie Buster but it was countered into a Sunset Flip for the flash three count. After the match Takeshita provoked Endo by pointing at his KO-D Tag Team Title belt.

Yukio Sakaguchi showed no hesitation from fighting Yoshihiro Takayama again after he was knocked out by the legend last week. However this time he also had Kazusada Higuchi to contend with and by the end of Match #5 it was Sakaguchi and Higuchi who had to be pulled apart from each other. Higuchi said he will crush Sakaguchi in Osaka.

Rumours spread around before the show that Danshoku Dino currently has a cold. He tried to deny it but said so with a raspy voice during a coughing fit. Tomomitsu Matsunaga called Dino irresponsible for wrestling in this state with Soma Takao and Keisuke Ishii. The two of them have a very important AJPW Jr. Title match in Sumo Hall tomorrow. What if either of them caught Dino’s cold? Dino told both of them to show All Japan what DDT is all about, then asked for a hot match to warm up his cold body. Matsunaga forced Dino to wear a surgical mask but Dino later pulled it off to give Takao the Lip Lock. Ishii won the match by pinning Takao, getting a big motivational boost before their title match. Dino wanted to congratulate Ishii with a hug but he scared Ishii away.

Yasu Urano isn’t impressed with all the talk of cute stuff going on in DDT. Between NωA’s idol antics and the 3rd grader Yuni about to debut soon there is a lot of arguing over who is the cutest. Urano thinks Shigehiro Irie is the cutest because he looks like a baby.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title made its return to DDT for the first time since “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016”. Kazuki Hirata eventually won the belt back after infiltrating TV Tokyo and TBS Radio studios to ambush Ryota Yamasato and his friends. Hirata’s triumphant return was cut short when Gota Ihashi flattened him with a Cross Body and won the title. There was then a string of title changes throughout the show with Toru Owashi, Nobuhiro Shimatani and Masahiro Takanashi all briefly becoming champion. Hirata won the belt back from Takanashi by handing him a note written in Thai that said “I give up”. Hirata then ran into Owashi’s Big Boot and was pinned for the final title switch of the show.


DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2016” Results

November 23, 2016

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DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2016”, 23/11/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,344 Fans – No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title – 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) and Guanchulo when Paulie pinned Shimatani with a Reverse Splash (3:39).
*D4 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
1. Rumours In Regions Dance Vs Song Vs ParaPara Sacred 3 Way Battle!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO and Akito, Yasu Urano & Rekka when Hirata pinned Oishi with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (6:05).
2. Soma Takao & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki when Takao pinned Ishii with the Gin And Tonic (9:42).
3. Dick Togo, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Irie submitted Matsunaga with the Tazzmission (11:06).
4. Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Mike Bailey with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (14:06).
5. DDT Extreme Title – No Woman No Cry Match: Danshoku Dino (c) defeated Saki Akai with the Danshoku Driver (15:27).
*V3 for Danshoku Dino.
6. Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Yukio Sakaguchi by TKO with the Running Kneelift (10:51).
7. Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Konosuke Takeshita when Endo pinned Takeshita with the Sky Twister Press (19:39).

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With less than two weeks to go until “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2016” the two headliners faced off in a tag team main event at Korakuen Hall. Shuji Ishikawa teamed with his DAMNATION stablemate Tetsuya Endo while HARASHIMA was paired with Konosuke Takeshita. The end came when Ishikawa caught HARASHIMA during a Double Knee Strike and Power Bombed him outside the ring! Endo avoided Takeshita’s German Suplex and hit a Standing Spanish Fly. Takeshita kicked out of the Torture Rack Bomb but couldn’t survive the Sky Twister Press. After the match, Ishikawa had an important announcement to make. Mad Paulie has a new T-shirt on sale! He said DAMNATION would hold an autograph session after the show but Daisuke Sasaki cut him off with a kick. Ishikawa and Paulie then sang “Happy Birthday” to Sasaki who had turned 31 years old the day before. Sasaki yelled at them to stop but then the crowd joined in. Sasaki shouted “As long as we have DAMNATION there will never be a happy ending!” but the audience drowned him out. Sasaki gave up and mumbled “Thank you”.

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Yukio Sakaguchi had set his sights on Yoshihiro Takayama. Too bad he didn’t see that Knee Strike coming. Sakaguchi tried what he could from single leg tackles and Ankle Locks to the Right Knee Of God. But when Takayama pulled down his knee pad and smashed his knee into Sakaguchi’s face it was all over. The match ended in a TKO. Takayama described Sakaguchi’s angry performance as energetic and funny. It kind of reminded him of his matches in NOAH against Hideo Itami (Takayama referred to him as Hideo, don’t yell at me for not calling him KENTA in this context). When asked what was the difference between himself and Sakaguchi, Takayama called himself the king and Sakaguchi a commoner. He was even disappointed he didn’t get to pin him with the Everest German.

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The DDT Extreme Title match was going to be emotional. Danshoku Dino took on Saki Akai in a No Woman No Cry Match. They would wrestle as normal until they were interrupted by videos of sad stories. If Dino or Akai cried at the videos they would lose. The first sad story was about a dog but neither was upset by it. The next video was footage of Guanchulo’s farewell speech from his first visit to Japan in 2014. Both Dino and Akai struggled but were able to hold back their tears. Dino was about to give Akai the Danshoku Driver when a video of Antonio Honda giving a speech about Dick Togo from “MUSCLE HOUSE 2” played. Dino let go of Akai to stop himself from crying. It was clear that nothing was going to make Dino or Akai cry so the match continued. Dino overpowered Akai with a Brainbuster and then the Danshoku Driver to win the match and keep the title.

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Dino encouraged Akai to get back up under her own strength. He said it does not matter why Akai wants to be in DDT because she has been part of the DDT family for a long time already. The “Wrestling Mentalist” was done treating her and now wanted to know who he will fight next. Out came Jun Kasai! Dino asked Kasai why he came down to the ring. Kasai said he wasn’t here to see Dino, he was drawn down by the belt. Kasai will challenge Dino for the DDT Extreme Title in Osaka on 4th December!

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In another preview of the big Osaka show, Mike Bailey took on Daisuke Sasaki. Bailey has sworn revenge on DAMNATION for losing to them at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016”. Sasaki wound him up even further by rubbing his KO-D Tag Team Title belt over Bailey’s face before the match begun. Mad Paulie got involved by Body Slamming Bailey onto the floor when he was outside the ring. Bailey made it back to the ring at the 18 count. He later hit a Shooting star dive out of the ring, giving Sasaki a near countout of his own. More referee distractions allowed Sasaki to Low Blow Bailey and pin him with the Hurricanrana. Bailey said after the match that Sasaki’s foul play makes their upcoming Tag Title match more serious. Attacking the spirit isn’t good for your health so Bailey is more determined than ever to beat Sasaki with Konosuke Takeshita for that championship.

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In Match #3 Antonio Honda danced to “Linda Linda” by THE BLUE HEARTS. Shigehiro Irie continued his winning ways since his return by tapping out Tomomitsu Matsunaga with the Tazzmission. He is now two for two in DDT.

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This Monday Soma Takao will defend the AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title against Keisuke Ishii in Sumo Hall for All Japan. He sent a loud message today by beating Ishii in a tag team match, pinning him with the Gin And Tonic. Ishii is now feeling rattled by the loss because he thinks the upcoming match will be his last opportunity to win the title.

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Match #1 fell apart when the HIRATA GO! glasses came out and there was duelling music between “TOKYO GO!” and “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU”. During this nonsense Kazuki Hirata pinned Makoto Oishi to win the match for T2Hide. Amon Tsurumi approached Hirata in the ring about the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. He showed a video of Hirata’s ambush on Ryota Yamasato at a TV Tokyo set. There were a string of title changes between TV personalities until Hirata became the champion. He then ran into a camera crane that collapsed on top of him. The camera crane was then declared the champion. Yamasato somehow pinned the camera crane to win back the title. Back in the ring Tsurumi ordered Hirata to ambush Yamasato tomorrow over at the TBS Radio studio and win back the belt.

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It was a good day for Mad Paulie. Not only did he get a new T-shirt, he also won the dark match so he wasn’t saddled down with the King Of Dark Title. Everything’s coming up Paulie!

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Super Sasadango Machine gave everyone an update on his condition. He was hospitalised one month ago and found out he is suffering from a mild heart disease. He was operated on twice and needs roughly six months of rehab. His doctor discovered through watching Sasadango’s matches on Youtube that he no longer has the stamina he once had. Sasadango now only has around 50% of his normal motor ability. His rehab involved daily weight training and aerobic exercise. He hoped to be back in time for the 20th Anniversary show in Saitama Super Arena next March but asked the fans to wait a little bit longer. Sasadango then unmasked to turn back into Muscle Sakai so he could talk about “Cultural Pro Wrestling DDT”, the next DDT film he is producing.

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Several BASARA wrestlers were in attendance to promote the brand’s Korakuen Hall debut on Christmas Day. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi announced a Six-Man Tag Match will happen on the show. All three members of IRON PRIEST will take on Jun Kasai, MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba. Afterwards SAGAT whispered into Hiroshi’s ear. He wanted to get the message across that he is nervous to fight against Jun Akiyama on the card but he is still looking forward to the match. Hiroshi instead said that Akiyama better be careful because SAGAT is coming to kick his ass!


DDT “DRAMATIC MOMOTARO DENSETSU” Results

November 13, 2016

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DDT “DRAMATIC MOMOTARO DENSETSU”, 13/11/2016
Okayama Future Hall
321 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Toru Owashi & Yasu Urano defeated Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Owashi pinned Katsumata with La Magistral Cradle (10:04).
2. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata when Ishii pinned Hirata with the Tiger Suplex (12:22).
3. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match – Nodoka-oneesan Local Okayama Triumph: Miyu Yamashita defeated Nodoka-oneesan with the Attitude Adjustment (9:12).
4. Okayama Specialty! Please Give Me One Of The Millet Dumplings: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi when Sasaki submitted Honda with La Mistica Cross Facelock (18:24).
5. HARASHIMA & Akito defeated Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki when HARASHIMA pinned Iwasaki with the Somato (11:34).
6. Crazy Gold Wolves Vs The Emperor Of The Pro Wrestling World: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Guanchulo when KUDO pinned Guanchulo with the Diving Double Knee Drop (13:46).

Yukio Sakaguchi and Yoshihiro Takayama kept targeting each other during the main event and had to be held apart after the match. As Takayama was being led away from the ring Sakaguchi taunted him for “running away”. Sakaguchi said he will destroy Takayama at Korakuen Hall on 23rd November.

Daisuke Sasaki got on the microphone after DAMNATION defeated Happy Motels. He said he is sick and tired of Happy Motels and Tetsuya Endo thinks the same. That’s why he joined DAMNATION.

This is the first time DDT held a show in Okayama. It was also a homecoming for Tokyo Joshi Pro wrestler Nodoka-oneesan. Even though she lost to Miyu Yamashita, Nodoka was still thankful to wrestle in her hometown and received a lot of streamers for her entrance. She hopes Tokyo Joshi and other companies will come here someday because the area is not familiar with pro wrestling. That way she can always be close to pro wrestling because shows will be closer to her.