DDT Dramatic General Election 2017

August 7, 2017

The DDT Dramatic General Election is back to drive DDT’s season for the autumn once Sumo Hall is over and done with. 43 wrestlers will be pleading for the fans to vote for them and get them booked on the 22nd October Korakuen Hall card. The top 20 wrestlers will be guaranteed spots on the main card while spots 21 to 24 will be put in the dark match.

This year the election winner will get a million yen cash prize and also a KO-D Openweight Title shot on the 22nd October show. If the reigning champion himself happens to be the winner then he gets to choose his opponent. The person who finishes in 2nd place will earn a 300,000 yen prize and also a title shot for any of the secondary DDT championships on 22nd October (KO-D Tag Team, DDT Extreme, KO-D 6-Man Tag, KO-D 10-Man Tag and Iron Man Heavymetalweight Titles). If the KO-D Champion finishes in 2nd then his secondary title shot will be held on another show because his own title defence takes priority.

The full field of candidates this year are (in order of last year’s placement followed by newcomers):

HARASHIMA, Danshoku Dino, Daisuke Sasaki, Masahiro Takanashi, Tetsuya Endo, Konosuke Takeshita, Soma Takao, KUDO, Saki Akai, Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Antonio Honda, Keisuke Ishii, Kazuki Hirata, Yukio Sakaguchi, Ken Ohka, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Cherry, MAO, Toru Owashi, Kazusada Higuchi, Mad Paulie, Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Yoshihiko, Shigehiro Irie, Diego, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gota Ihashi, Hoshitango, Matsuno Collection A.T., Yuni, Kouki Iwasaki, Daiki Shimomura, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Dai Suzuki, Yuki Ino, Masato Kamino, Royce Isaacs and Rocky Kawamura.

The Unit Election will also be held at the same time. The winning unit will be given booking rights for DDT’s daytime Korakuen Hall show on 30th December. Some of the units also contain wrestlers who are not competing in the solo election. The units are:

1. DAMNATION: Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
2. Smile Squash: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Yasu Urano & Yuko Miyamoto
3. Shuten-dōji: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
4. ALL OUT: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego
5. NωA: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. T2Hide: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
7. YaroZ: Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda, Ryuichi Sekine & Rocky Kawamura
8. Ohka Empire Returns: Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii
9. Super DNA Revolution: Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Daiki Shimomura & Yuki Ueno
10. Pigging 2017: Nobuhiro Shimatani, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Gota Ihashi

Voting begins on the 25th August and will be open at DDT shows until the 27th September. However early voting ballots will be handed out at the Sumo Hall show on 20th August. There is currently no date set on when the results will be announced.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DAMNATION DAY~” Results

August 2, 2017

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 01/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE
572 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Round System Drinking & Driving Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Tricycle Assisted Cross Facelock (R9 0:21).
2. Bull Rope Tag Match: Dave Crist & Shigehiro Irie defeated Yuko Miyamoto & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Crist pinned Shimatani with the Magdaline (11:27).
3. Lumberjack Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi ended in a Double Countout (6:44).
3a. Rematch: Tetsuya Endo & Man Man Kai Kind defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Endo pinned Shimatani with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (4:37).
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie defeated Antonio Honda, Rocky Kawamura & Tanomusaku Toba when Sasaki submitted Honda with La Mistica Cross Facelock (19:13).

DAMNATION had their turn for drinking and debauchery at Beer Garden today. In the main event Daisuke Sasaki led his team to beat the boxing (?) trio of Antonio Honda, Rocky Kawamura & Tanomusaku Toba. Sasaki introduced Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie as his pets “Adrian” & “Paulie”. This confused Kawamura. Those two aren’t the Adrian and Paulie he knows of so he attacked them. But DAMNATION were too strong and Sasaki got the win in the end. Afterwards Sasaki explained to Kawamura that there are many Adrians and Paulies in the would and he isn’t Rocky! Sasaki closed out the show by saying Tetsuya Endo will win the KO-D Openweight Title, Ishikawa will stay as the Triple Crown Champion and he himself will keep the DDT Extreme Title. As for Paulie, maybe he will go fight in RIZIN.

A couple of “American” wrestlers were brought in to be lumberjacks for the Endo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi match. Man Man Kai Kind and Stone Cold Sekine Ryuichin got too invested in their roles and kept both Endo and Hiroshi out of the ring long enough to get both of them counted out. Man Man Kai Kind got on the microphone and told Hiroshi he will listen to him no more! Suddenly Nobuhiro Shimatani came in still wearing his bra and bounded in rope from his earlier match. He finally wants to settle his grudge with Endo now! The bell rang and it was now an impromptu tag match between Endo & Kind against Hiroshi & Shimatani. Sekine Ryuichin returned and gave Hiroshi the Stone Cold Stunnger. Endo pinned Shimatani to win then stripped him of his bra afterwards.

Everyone in the Bull Rope match wore rope bondage gear so the bull ropes could be attached to the wrestlers. I guess no dog collars were available. Shigehiro Irie & Dave Crist were victorious and Irie said they were part of one of the best teams in the world, OI4K!

The Drinking & Driving Match sounded funny on paper, right? Sasaki and Masahiro Takanashi would fight each other with bats in 30 second rounds while riding small tricycles and they would get to drink beer in between every round. What could go wrong? Well the tricycles wheels had too much grip on the ring canvas and the wrestlers were getting too drunk to function properly so nothing happened in the early rounds. By the 5th round they both decided to get off the tricycles and finally start fighting. At one point Sasaki was put in the Tree Of Woe against the corner. Takanashi then lined up a tricycle and kicked across the ring into Sasaki. In the 9th round Sasaki on his tricycle somehow put Takanashi in the Cross Facelock and made him submit.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DDT~” Results

July 30, 2017

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DDT~”, 30/07/2017
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Sakaguchi submitted Oishi with the Cobra Clutch (7:28).
2. That Man Finally Came Back! Kazuki Hirata Triumphant Ultraman Chanko Special 6 Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & MAO defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Ishii pinned Hirata with a Running Knee Attack (10:59).
3. Shigehiro Irie defeated Rekka with the Beast Bomber (10:07).
4. Blindfold Hidden Breast 3 Way Death Match: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Antonio Honda and Nobuhiro Shimatani when Takanashi stripped off Honda’s bra (12:06).
5. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when HARASHIMA pinned Iwasaki with the Somato (15:34).
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego when Endo pinned Diego with the Shooting Star Press (16:42).

Kanpai! This year’s Beer Garden series began with an explosive start from DDT. More matches and drama were made for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” at Sumo Hall. In the main event, DAMNATION were victorious over ALL OUT in a highly tense match-up. This was a preview of both Konosuke Takeshita Vs Tetsuya Endo and Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki with some Diego and Mad Paulie thrown in for good measure. Endo took out both Takeshita & Diego with the Springboard Overhead Kick then pinned Diego with the Shooting Star Press. After the match Sasaki played nice and offered a handshake to ALL OUT. Even Endo was confused by Sasaki’s sudden nice behaviour. Endo shook Takeshita’s hand but held on tight. He then kicked Takeshita and the rest of DAMNATION attacked ALL OUT. Endo yelled “Wrestling is not fighting” at Takeshita while Sasaki brought out a pair of scissors and cut off pieces of Diego’s hair! Sasaki was in the middle of saying his catchphrase when Takeshita grabbed him from behind and gave him a German Suplex. DAMNATION fled out of the ring. Both Takeshita and Akito swore they will get their revenge at Sumo Hall. Diego was the calm one of the three and assured the others he was okay. He asked both of them to win their matches at Sumo Hall. But today, let’s forget about DAMNATION’s disgusting actions by drinking some delicious alcohol!

Kazusada Higuchi provoked HARASHIMA with a muscular pose after their tag match.

Movement was slow in the 3 Way Blindfold Match. Antonio Honda, Masahiro Takanashi and Nobuhiro Shimatani all had to wrestle blindfolded while also wearing bras. The first person to strip off an opponent’s bra would be declared the winner. Honda told his “Gon, The Little Fox” story but missed all of his sneak attacks afterward. The three of them wandered outside the ring and were all nearly counted out. Back in the ring, Takanashi thought the referee was one of his opponents so he tried to give him the Takatonic. He slid off the ref and bumped into Honda’s back. Takanashi then pulled off Honda’s bra to win the match.

Nobody really wanted to wait for Kazuki Hirata to make his entrance before Match #2 could begin. Hirata pleaded to everyone to let him have his entrance because it’s been so long since he last did it. The song played but everyone else ignored it and began the match. Danshoku Dino then grabbed Hirata and fought with him through the crowd. Dino’s attention was then grabbed by Sanshiro Takagi when Takagi used the Danshoku Nightmare on Keisuke Ishii to taunt Dino. Hirata put on his Hirata Go! glasses and got to dance again until Dino put him in the Lip Lock. Ishii then hit a Running Knee Attack for the victory. Takagi told Hirata after the match that nothing about him has changed in the last three months. He’s still using the same song they are not allowed to use on DDT UNIVERSE. Maybe the reason he can’t become strong is because his power up music gets muted every time he appears on DDT UNIVERSE! But there’s a way around this. DDT can make a substitute song to “TOKYO GO!” but they’ll need somebody to do the vocals. John Robinson isn’t going to do it so Hirata should! Takagi is giving Hirata the rest of the week to study English, record the perfect cover of “TOKYO GO!” and make the song his own! Hirata is expected to present his song on the final day of Beer Garden.

Takagi’s day wasn’t over. He still had Dino to deal with. They will fight each other at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” to celebrate 20 years of DDT. But Dino wants something out of it. Takagi has done a good job running DDT not just this year but for all 20 years. But what would it be like if Dino was in charge? Dino wants full authority over all of DDT’s decisions if he beats Takagi at Sumo Hall! Takagi considered it and came up with a demand of his own. If Takagi wins the Dino will have to go find a romantic partner and get married! Takagi revealed that Dino’s mother spoke to him recently. She doesn’t want her son to be single at 40 years old. She wants Takagi to help her find another gay wrestler for Dino to marry. Dino accepted the decision. After all, DDT has always been the place where Dino decides the most important things in his life. The risk is worth the reward of rewriting DDT in his own image. But a match of this calibur cannot be a normal singles match. Dino brought up the Weapon Rumble rule. It is the match that best symbolises DDT and it hasn’t been done in years. They both agreed. Takagi Vs Dino at Sumo Hall is now a Weapon Rumble Match. If Dino wins he takes over DDT but if Takagi wins, Dino must get married!

Dave Crist introduced himself to the DDT fans after the intermission. He thanked DDT for bringing him back to the beautiful country of Japan. Nobuhiro Shimatani, still wearing his bra from the earlier blindfold match, didn’t take kindly to Crist and attacked him. Crist knocked Shimatani out with his finishing move, the Square & Compass.

The first round draw was held for the DNA Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 tournament being held this Saturday. All entrants were in attendance except for Dai Suzuki who was still recovering from the mystery biker attack last week. The mystery biker made his appearance again here and this time attacked MAO with a chair! The first round matches are Mizuki Watase Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Naomi Yoshimura Vs Dai Suzuki, Diego Vs Yuki Ueno and Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO.


“DELICIOUS SACAS PRO WRESTLING 2017” Results

July 29, 2017

DDT “DELICIOUS SACAS PRO WRESTLING 2017 OPENING GAME ~DDT~”, 24/07/2017
Tokyo Akasaka Sacas
??? Fans

1. Daiki Shimomura defeated Naomi Yoshimura with the Shonenba (7:05).
2. 24/7 Workout Presents Tag Match: 24/7 Man & Shunma Katsumata defeated Toru Owashi & Gota Ihashi when 24/7 Man pinned Katsumata with the 24/7 (10:59).
3. Ikinari! Steak Presents Tag Match: Ikinari! Mask & MAO defeated KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi when Ikinari! pinned Takanashi with the Ikinari! Driver (7:32).
4. HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda defeated Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki when HARASHIMA pinned Iwasaki with the Somato (15:48).

Just like last year, the winners of the top two matches on every show received a Beef Milage card. The cards allows them to buy 10,000 yen worth of steak meals from Ikinari! Steak outlets. HARASHIMA said the steak will help make him stronger in time for Beer Garden and “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017”.

Some background on the two masked wrestlers. 24/7 Man was a normal person who was rejected by his crush. So he trained at 24/7 Workout to become a pro wrestler and impress her. Ikinari! Mask is a chef at the Ikinari! Steak shop who was given a magic mask by the head chef. The mask transformed him into a pro wrestler.

Naomi Yoshimura is now using the Shouten Kai.

BASARA “DELICIOUS SACAS PRO WRESTLING 2017 ~PRO WRESTLING BASARA~”, 25/07/2017
Tokyo Akasaka Sacas
??? Fans

1. Ryota Nakatsu defeated Takato Nakano with the Cross Armbreaker (8:19).
2. 3 Way Match: Isami Kodaka defeated Best Stretchman V3 and Tsutomu Oosugi when Kodaka pinned Stretchman with the Diving Double Knee Drop (8:00).
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Gouma Ryu when Urano submitted Ryu with a Facelock (12:10).
4. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT when FUMA pinned SAGAT with the Heavy Metal Anthem (12:26).

Gouma Ryu bragged that he is the most complete pro wrestler in Japan. Then he gets submitted with a Facelock. However he really did put up a fight and the crowd gave him a good response after the match.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DELICIOUS SACAS PRO WRESTLING 2017 ~TOKYO JOSHI PRO~”, 26/07/2017
Tokyo Akasaka Sacas
??? Fans

1. Rika Tatsumi defeated Maki Ito with the Dragon Twist Of Fate (11:53).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi defeated Nonoko & Maho Kurone (c) when Yamashita pinned Kurone with the Attitude Adjustment (9:05).
*Miyu Yamashita becomes the 1,261st champion.
3. Yuna Manase defeated Azusa Takigawa with the Kakato Drop (9:49).
4. Yuka Sakazaki & Yuu defeated Syoko Nakajima & Nodoka-oneesan when Sakazaki pinned Nodoka with the Magical Girl Splash (12:07).

There was an Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title change on this show. Miyu Yamashita won it off Maho Kurone. She promised the fans she will be the defending champion at Sumo Hall. She then caught Marika Kobashi trying to sneak a roll up pin on her.

Maki Ito found a TBS representative watching the show and complained to him about a recent segment they aired about pro wrestling. She was upset that they interviewed Super Sasadango Machine instead of her. She has four times as many Twitter followers as him God damn it!

DDT “DELICIOUS SACAS PRO WRESTLING 2017 ~DDT~”, 27/07/2017
Tokyo Akasaka Sacas
??? Fans

1. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Ishii pinned Shimomura with the Tiger Suplex (7:46).
2. 24/7 Workout Presents Tag Match: 24/7 Man & Akito defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase when Akito pinned Watase with the Hanamasa (12:50).
3. Ikinari! Steak Presents Single Match: Ikinari! Mask defeated Makoto Oishi with the Ikinari! Sit Down Power Bomb (9:25).
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo ended in a Double Countout (2:05).
4a. Rematch: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Diego when Endo pinned Diego with the Shooting Star Press (13:28).

The main event was so heated that the two teams brawled outside the ring and lost track of the count so everyone was counted out. DAMNATION didn’t care and were ready to leave when Konosuke Takeshita called them back and demanded a rematch so the audience will get their match. And also so Diego could win some steak. Sadly, Diego didn’t get what he wanted in the end. Tetsuya Endo beat him and DAMNATION got the Beef Milage card instead. Endo was looking forward to his meal but Daisuke Sasaki turned down the prize. He was too hungover for steak so he gave the card to Nobuhiro Shimatani instead. Sasaki called over to the TBS guy and said to make sure he got the shot of Endo’s Shooting Star Press.

The Gran MilliMeters team were concerned that Danshoku Dino’s antics would ruin their chances of impressing the TBS people. They tried to stop him from doing what he normally does but failed. Even worse was the cameraman made sure he recorded from the right angles to embarrass Daiki Shimomura & Shimatani even further.

DDT “DELICIOUS SACAS PRO WRESTLING 2017 ~DDT~”, 28/07/2017
Tokyo Akasaka Sacas
??? Fans

1. Toru Owashi & Hoshitango defeated Shunma Katsumata & Daiki Shimomura when Owashi pinned Shimomura with La Magistral Cradle (8:49).
2. Ikinari! Steak Presents Tag Match: Ikinari! Mask & Antonio Honda defeated Keisuke Ishii & Mizuki Watase when Ikinari! pinned Watase with the Ikinari! Diving Foot Stomp (10:42).
3. Danshoku Dino defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the Danshoku Driver (7:18).
4. 24/7 Workout Presents Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & 24/7 Man defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Takeshita pinned Iwasaki with a Diving Body Press (14:50).

Shimatani complained about having to be in another match against Dino after what happened to him the day before. He didn’t want his first kiss to be from a 40 year old gay DDT wrestler! He would only go through with the match on one condition. If he beats Dino then he gets to date one of the women from TBS. Amon Tsurumi couldn’t promise it but sure, whatever gets the match going. Shimatani hulked up and hit Dino with the Leg Drop but in the end couldn’t win. He cried after the match until Tsurumi asked him to close his eyes. He did so. Tsurumi then kissed Shimatani.

DDT “DELICIOUS SACAS PRO WRESTLING 2017 ~DDT~”, 29/07/2017
Tokyo Akasaka Sacas

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Daiki Shimomura
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Diego
3. HARASHIMA & Shunma Katsumata Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
4. Ikinari! Steak And 24/7 Workout Presents Special Single Match: Ikinari! Mask Vs 24/7 Man

This show was cancelled because of bad weather. Sadly we will never know who would win a fight between steak and gym workouts.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DELICIOUS SACAS PRO WRESTLING 2017 FINAL BATTLE ~GANBARE☆WRESTLING~”, 30/07/2017
Tokyo Akasaka Sacas
??? Fans

1. Opening Ganbare: Osamu Namiguchi defeated Shinichiro Wakita with a Single Leg Crab (10:58).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – HARUKAZE Comes To Spring!: Cherry (c) defeated HARUKAZE with the Cherryton Bomb (9:59).
*V? for Cherry.
3. Power Of Dreams Vs New York Head Hunters: KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Hollywood GOTA defeated Chikara & Yumehito Imanari when SAKAMOTO pinned Imanari with the Michinoku Driver II (11:32).
4. Ganpuro SUMMER Special Tag Match in AKASAKA: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Tanomusaku Toba & Yukihiro Abe when Ohka pinned Abe with the Fire Spear (14:59).

Ganbare☆Wrestling finished out the series with their final show before the Ganbare☆Climax.

Cherry had earlier won the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title at the Tokyo Joshi Pro Beer Garden show in Shinjuku.


Updated Fighting Beer Garden 2017 Schedule

July 27, 2017

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~SMILE SQUASH DAY~”, 31/07/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament: X Vs X
2. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Soma Takao Produce Match: Soma Takao & Yuma Aoyagi Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Mizuki Watase
4. HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki

Smile Squash found some opponents for the main event.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 01/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Bull Rope Tag Match: Yuko Miyamoto & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Dave Crist & Shigehiro Irie
2. Tetsuya Endo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Round System Drinking & Driving Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie Vs Antonio Honda, Rocky Kawamura & Tanomusaku Toba

Tetsuya Endo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi is a Happy Motels reunion but there is nothing happy about it.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DANSHOKU DINO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 02/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Only Yesterday: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Ken Ohka
2. Oishi Tradition ~Match Played By Moshi~: Makoto Oishi Vs Shigehiro Irie
3. LPC ~Lariat Pro Classics~: Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Toru Owashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
4. Play Sandman: Dave Crist Vs Danshoku Dino Vs X

Kazusada Higuchi and Toru Owashi are getting involved in the Lariat match.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 03/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE

0. Dark Match – Something Like ALL OUT: X Vs X
1. Shunma Katsumata & Diego Vs Dave Crist & MAO
2. New Beijing Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Zhao Yun & Cao Zhang Vs Dragon-Achooooo!!!!! & Son Goku
3. Single Match Full Of Urano: Yasu Urano Vs Yasu Urano (Special Referee: Yasu Urano)
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Manabu Soya, Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie

ALL OUT are going up against a hefty team of lads.

DNA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DNA 35~”, 05/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: X Vs X
2. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: X Vs X
3. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: X Vs X
4. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: X Vs X
5. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Semi Final: X Vs X
6. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Semi Final: X Vs X
7. Masato Kamino Debut Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani & Daiki Shimomura Vs Rekka & Masato Kamino
8. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Final: X Vs X

The complete field entering the tournament is Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno, Kouki Iwasaki, Naomi Yoshimura, Mizuki Watase, MAO, Diego and Dai Suzuki. The first round matches will be determined via lottery on the 30/7 DDT show. The big concern growing over the tournament was the appearance of an unknown man in a biker helmet who attacked Suzuki and Rekka during yesterday’s qualifying round. Will he reappear here?


Partial Fighting Beer Garden 2017 Schedule

July 25, 2017

It’s that time of year again when DDT spends a week during the summer drinking itself stupid and inviting everyone along to come see the results. Nine different shows in seven days will take place in Shinjuku FACE with plenty of beer being served in the meantime. Every show has a different flavour with many being produced by the wrestlers themselves. So expect to see some ideas that are different or unusual for even regular DDT events. This year the published cards have a lot of gaps in them so some surprises may be in store.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~THE 4TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL ROUND~”, 30/07/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Syoko Nakajima Vs Reika Saiki
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki
3. Fire Fighting Dollars Vs 30’s Underground Idol Final Battle!: Maki Ito Vs Azusa Takigawa
4. Dragon Bombers Vs NEO Biishiki-gun: Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone Vs Yukio Saint Laurent & Martha (w/ Saki-nami)
5. Beer Garden Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Nonoko & Yuna Manase Vs Yuu, Nodoka-oneesan & Marika Kobashi
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

The week begins with a double header held by Tokyo Joshi Pro and DDT. Tokyo Joshi kicks it off with the final rounds of the Tokyo Princess Cup. Syoko Nakajima is aiming to reach the final again for the fourth year in a row. Yuka Sakazaki has been unbeatable since she became the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion. Reika Saiki and Mizuki are both hoping to win the tournament in their first go.

We get to see the regenerated NEO Biishiki-gun back in the ring. There’s also risk of some Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title shenanigans with Maho Kurone in the house.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DDT~”, 30/07/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shigehiro Irie Vs Rekka
2. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Blindfold Hidden Breast 3 Way Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. That Man Finally Came Back! Kazuki Hirata Triumphant Ultraman Chanko Special 6 Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & MAO
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

DDT’s first show of the series is pretty straight forward. Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo get to scramble before their big Sumo Hall main event. Kazuki Hirata returns to DDT after being deported back in April. Oh, and Antonio Honda gets to play with bras again.

The field of candidates for this year’s Dramatic General Election will be announced during this show.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~SMILE SQUASH DAY~”, 31/07/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament: X Vs X
2. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Soma Takao Produce Match: Soma Takao Vs X
4. HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Yuko Miyamoto Vs X, X & X

Smile Squash gets to briefly reunite thanks to Yasu Urano coming back along with Yuko Miyamoto stopping by.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 01/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Bull Rope Tag Match: Yuko Miyamoto & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Dave Crist & Shigehiro Irie
2. Tetsuya Endo Vs X
3. Round System Drinking & Driving Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie Vs Antonio Honda, Rocky Kawamura & Tanomusaku Toba

Out of all the shows that risk drinking the bar dry, this is amongst the most likely. Daisuke Sasaki and Masahiro Takanashi have a rematch from last year where they got to drink inbetween very short rounds. They both got so drunk neither could continue so it was declared a draw. Adding Rocky Kawamura and Tanomusaku Toba to the main event provides the punch drunk effect that usually shows up on one of these events.

Dave Crist makes his DDT debut here teaming with his buddy Shigehiro Irie.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DANSHOKU DINO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 02/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Only Yesterday: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Ken Ohka
2. Oishi Tradition ~Match Played By Moshi~: Makoto Oishi Vs Shigehiro Irie
3. LPC ~Lariat Pro Classics~: Keisuke Ishii & X Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & X
4. Play Sandman: Dave Crist Vs Danshoku Dino Vs X

An open invitation is being sent out for wrestlers to Enter Sandman. Gender, nationality and skill level is not a problem. Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine want to give everyone a chance to have a summer memory. Hopefully music licensing won’t be a problem on DDT UNIVERSE. Who am I kidding?

Super Sasadango Machine Vs Ken Ohka is a match 15 years in the making apparently.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 03/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE

0. Dark Match – Something Like ALL OUT: X Vs X
1. X Vs X
2. Shunma Katsumata & Diego Vs Dave Crist & MAO
3. New Beijing Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Zhao Yun & Cao Zhang Vs Dragon-Achooooo!!!!! & Son Goku
4. Single Match Full Of Urano: Yasu Urano Vs Yasu Urano (Special Referee: Yasu Urano)

Everybody is Yasu Urano in the main event.

What the heck? New Beijing is back in Japan! The Chinese promotion has been pretty quiet for the last few years. Last I heard the owner was murdered by Piccolo Daimao but that was years ago.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~SHUTEN-DOJI DAY~”, 04/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Gorgeous Matsuno Triumphant Match!: Gorgeous Matsuno, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei Vs Yukio Collection A.T., Kazuki Hirata & Toru Owashi
2. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Rice Ball Wrestling: X Vs X
3. Shuten-dōji Vs Monster Army: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs X, X & X (w/ Sgt. Gunso)

Boy that was quick. Gorgeous Matsuno’s deportation isn’t going to last long. Now he’s coming back and bringing the Brahman Brothers with him!

DNA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DNA 35~”, 05/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: X Vs X
2. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: X Vs X
3. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: X Vs X
4. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: X Vs X
5. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Semi Final: X Vs X
6. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Semi Final: X Vs X
7. Masato Kamino Debut Match: Masato Kamino Vs X
8. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Final: X Vs X

The contestants in the Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 tournament are Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno, Kouki Iwasaki, Naomi Yoshimura, Mizuki Watase, MAO, Diego and the winner of tomorrow’s qualifier tournament (Dai Suzuki, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Rekka or Daiki Shimomura).

Masato Kamino is 23 years old and from the Nara Prefecture. He is 175cm high, weighs 82kg and trained as a swimmer for 15 years.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DDT~”, 05/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Dave Crist & Diego
2. Strangest Ghost Story In The World Shinnosuka Death Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Saki Akai
3. Beer Garden Specialty Lottery 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, HARASHIMA, Shigehiro Irie

The series ends with the annual 6-Man Tag Team Lottery where the teams are randomly paired together by fans in the audience. The other annual event to look out for is the Ghost Story Death Match. It’s been kind of difficult to set up because every year the story teller keeps dying on the way to the venue but shows up anyway!


DDT “UCHIKOMI! PRESENTS ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017” Results

July 23, 2017

DDT “UCHIKOMI! PRESENTS ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017”, 23/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,253 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Daiki Shimomura with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (4:03).
1. Hirata Collection A.T. & Gorgeous Matsuno Expulsion Italian Falls Count Anywhere Match Scramble Bunkhouse Street Fight Tornado 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda & Ken Ohka defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. when Dino pinned Hirata with a Hirata Lock Cutback (4:43).
2. Special Tag Match: Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai defeated Makoto Oishi & Yoshiko when Takanashi pinned Oishi with the Don Marco (6:35).
3. Tetsuya Endo defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Tetsuya In The Sky (2:34).
4. Road To Ryogoku 4 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao defeated KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Diego and Mike Bailey & MAO when HARASHIMA pinned MAO with the Somato (7:53).
5. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) defeated Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie when Higuchi pinned Paulie with the Goten (11:32).
*V3 for YaroZ.
6. DDT Extreme Title – Ladder Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Joey Ryan when Sasaki grabbed the title belt (16:08).
*V4 for Daisuke Sasaki.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Surprise Rose (17:51).
*V5 for Konosuke Takeshita. Keisuke Ishii cashed in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
-. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Naomi Yoshimura with a Lariat (11:00).
*V6 for Konosuke Takeshita. Naomi Yoshimura cashed in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

With less than a month away before “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017”, the journey to Sumo Hall went through a lot of bumps and turns in Korakuen Hall today. Konosuke Takeshita had not just one but two KO-D Openweight Title defences, clearing through the last of the Right To Challenge holders. First up was the scheduled main event against Keisuke Ishii. For weeks Ishii had been preparing the Final Cut learned from Kaz Hayashi as his secret weapon. Unfortunately for him, when it was finally time to use it Takeshita countered the move into an Emerald Frosion. Kind of ironic given Ishii’s adoration for classic All Japan that such a move would be used against him. With his battleplan in tatters, Ishii still had it in him to kick out of the German Suplex and some Big Boots. But the Surprise Rose finally put him down for the count.

After the match Takeshita wanted to create peace between his generation and Ishii’s. It isn’t about which generation is better, it’s about doing your best for DDT. He even invited Shigehiro Irie to come out as part of the peace offering. What he got instead was an ambush Lariat from Naomi Yoshimura! Today was the day Yoshimura would give Takeshita his greatest humiliation. He’s cashing in the last Right To Challenge contract for his title shot right now! What followed was Takeshita’s fight for survival as Yoshimura tried to beat him with big move after big move. A high angle choke Slam couldn’t beat Takeshita. A Power Bomb from the apron through a table couldn’t beat him. More Lariats couldn’t beat him. Takeshita finally turned the tables when he escaped the Throwaway Power Bomb and hit back with Lariats and Shoulder Blocks. He was now besting Yoshimura in these sumo-like collisions just like when they were kids. Yoshimura couldn’t handle it and his quest for revenge ended in failure after one Lariat too many. Takeshita won and now has a clear road ahead to Sumo Hall where Tetsuya Endo is waiting for him.

Endo entered the ring to show his disappointment over the result. He thought fighting Yoshimura would be the more interesting match. He reminded Takeshita that it was just over one year ago when Endo joined DAMNATION. A lot has changed since then but one thing remained the same. Endo wants the KO-D Title and he’ll have to beat Takeshita to get it! Takeshita didn’t hold back over what he wanted to say to his former friend. If Takeshita beats Endo in another title match and at Sumo Hall this time then Endo shouldn’t get another shot as long as Takeshita is champion. Endo agreed to the condition. Takeshita then reminded Endo about their 60 minute draw and said everyone at Sumo Hall better be prepared to see another one. He offered a handshake but Endo spat in his face instead. Takeshita remained calm but then grabbed Endo’s hair and pulled him in for a Short Range Lariat. Endo ducked, bounced off the ropes and hit a Handspring Leg Lariat to the champion. He followed it up with the Shooting Star Press. Endo grabbed the title belt and had the final word. Fair and square? Endo isn’t here to kid around. Wrestling isn’t a sport, it’s a fight. Takeshita told him that one year ago. Now Endo will return that message to him!

High risk, high reward was needed to determine a winner between Daisuke Sasaki and Joey Ryan so a Ladder Match was held with the DDT Extreme Title hanging above the ring. Ryan wasted no time when he dove out of the ring onto Sasaki during the champion’s entrance. Ryan later gave Sasaki a Brainbuster onto the ladder outside the ring. He looked all clear to climb the ladder inside the ring and grab the title but Sasaki caught his attention by pulling out a picture of Laura James and kissing it. Ryan got off the ladder but that allowed Sasaki to come back in and take control of the match. Sasaki brought out a trash can to beat Joey up with. He then wrapped a steel chain around his arm and jumped for a Diving Elbow but Joey rolled out of the way. Ryan took out a lollipop covered in thumbtacks and shoved it into Sasaki’s mouth! Sasaki hit back with a Chain Lariat then used the chain to wrap a Cross Facelock on Joey. Sasaki then brought out a barbed wire bat but Joey Super Kicked him with the lollipop still in his mouth! Then Ryan brought out the most dangerous weapon yet… a box of Lego! Ever step on one of those things without shoes on? Then you know how much they hurt. Ryan spilled the Lego onto the canvas and gave Sasaki the Balls Plex onto the Lego. He climbed the ladder but somehow Sasaki recovered, grabbed the second ladder and hit him with it to slow him down. Sasaki then position the second ladder between the first ladder and the top rope. Joey reached for the title belt but Sasaki threw him off with a Back Body Drop onto the second ladder! That left Sasaki free to pull down the belt and stay as the Extreme Champion.

Sasaki celebrated with the title belt and the picture of Laura James. He was approached by Amon Tsurumi and asked who he would like to defend the title against at Sumo Hall. Sasaki said he wants to go to America and defend against Candice LeRae. Tsurumi told him to forget about it because that request is impossible. Akito came out and asked for the title shot. Tsurumi liked the idea. After all, Akito eliminated Sasaki in the King Of DDT tournament and also has wins over him in 3 Way Matches. Sasaki said he would agree to it on one condition. Their match will also be “Cabellera Contra Cabellera”, a Hair Vs Hair Match! Akito accepted because he made up his mind long ago how much he is willing to risk to become a champion again. He’ll bet all of the hair on his head if he has to!

Irie appeared in the ring with his head heavily bandaged for his KO-D Tag Team Titles defence with Kazusada Higuchi. They were in for a fight against the DAMNATION pair of Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie. The four brawled around the ring and it looked like the challengers were coming out on top. Ishikawa gave Irie the Fire Thunder while Paulie hit Higuchi with the Reverse Splash. However Higuchi recovered and sent Paulie into the corner. Irie ran in with a Cannonball Splash to Paulie which stunned him. Higuchi then put the big guy away with the Goten for the three count. The YaroZ were presented with their title belts by Ayumi Goto who herself was wearing the OPBF Oriental Pacific Women’s Super Bantamweight Title.

Afterwards Tsurumi invited HARASHIMA to the ring for an announcement concerning the Tag Titles. HARASHIMA will be challenging for the belts at Sumo Hall with someone who will certainly make DDT more exciting. Out came Naomichi Marufuji! HARASHIMA said he was exciting to put this together. Marufuji wanted everyone to know he isn’t doing this match as a guest wrestler. He is here because he wants to win the Tag Titles with somebody as skillful as HARASHIMA. Irie is pleased. He respects Marufuji and cannot wait to crush him!

Soma Takao must be feeling left out. He returns from illness to win a 4 Way Tag with HARASHIMA then HARASHIMA goes and makes friends with Marufuji for a big championship match. Now what is Takao going to do at Sumo Hall?

Shunma Katsumata Vs Tetsuya Endo didn’t last three minutes. Katsumata attacked Endo during his entrance and tried to get a quick win but it backfired when Endo pinned him with Tetsuya In The Sky. Backstage Katsumata excused the loss by saying he was feeling tired from wrestling in the NOAH Jr. Tag League.

Saki Akai wanted to see how much she has grown since her last meeting with Yoshiko. The result was inconclusive because Masahiro Takanashi pinned Makoto Oishi instead, leaving the two women to glare at each other after the match.

Japanese livelihoods were on the line in the opener. If T2Hide lost then both Hirata Collection A.T. and Gorgeous Matsuno would be deported from the country. But if they won then nobody could ever accuse Hira-Colle of being Kazuki Hirata in disguise ever again. A draw meant only Hira-Colle would be deported and Matsuno would be safe. To make things even more tense the match was held under (deep breath) Italian Falls Count Anywhere Match Scramble Bunkhouse Street Fight Tornado 6-Man Tag rules. Antonio Honda tried to calm the situation by telling the good old summer story “Pirates Of The Caribbean” but he replaced the name Caribbean with Parisian. Danshoku Dino won the match for his team by countering the Hirata Lock into a Cradle for the pin. Everyone celebrated by grabbing Hirata and carrying him out of the building. A message was then produced on the screen advertising Kazuki Hirata’s return to DDT on 30th August.

In the dark match, Daiki Shimomura tried to beat Kouki Iwasaki with Standing Moonsaults. Iwasaki fought back with Knee Lifts and won the match with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster. That is quickly becoming is go to move for beating opponents from the generation below him.

The brand new KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles were shown off for the first time. Each belt is a different colour. The belts are red, blue, pink, yellow and green. The first champions will be decided at Sumo Hall with Toru Owashi and Makoto Oishi captaining the two teams. They will announce their team choices at the first Beer Garden show on 30th July.

Katsumata was told he would be getting a special singles match at Sumo Hall. He will face Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio! The WRESTLE-1 pretty boy ran around Korakuen Hall greeting the audience while Tsurumi tried to get his attention to keep the show on schedule. The match means something to both wrestlers because they are both the same age and were also trainees together in an old promotion called SMASH.

Miyu Yamashita appeared to promote her match against Meiko Satomura in Tokyo Joshi Pro on 26th August. She admitted she had a bad performance at the press conference announcing the match. Satomura’s comments about Yamashita drove her to tears. Yamashita said when she woke up the next day she threw away all of her admiration for Satomura and replaced them with a desire to kill her in the ring!

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017 ~PETER PAN 20 YEARS OLD PETER PAN~”, 20/08/2017
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Battle Royal: Maho Kurone (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita Vs Syoko Nakajima Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Nonoko Vs Rika Tatsumi Vs Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuu Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Marika Kobashi Vs Yuna Manase Vs Mizuki
1. Yuki Ino Debut Match: Yuki Ino Vs X
2. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Toru Owashi, X, X, X & X Vs Makoto Oishi, X, X, X & X
3. Special 3 Way Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Kotaro Suzuki & Soma Takao
4. Ikemen Vs Idol! Handsome Humanity Battle: Jiro Kuroshio Vs Shunma Katsumata
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Dick Togo, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title – Cabellera Contra Cabellera: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Akito
7. DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji
9. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo