Video – Sasadango/Oishi Vs Higuchi/Honda To Regain Dieno’s Memory

November 16, 2018

DDT “CELEBRITIES IN NIIGATA ~SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE TRIUMPHANT BOX OFFICE~ DRAMATIC! NIIGATA 2018”, 10/11/2018
Niigata City Nishikawa Multipurpose Hall
274 Fans – No Vacancy

Recollect The Memories Of Danshoku Dieno! Niigata Specialty! The Compliance Presents Special Unit Confrontation!: Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda


Haruna Neko Debut, Takanashi Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is, Satomura Vs Saiki

November 15, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN THREE”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Haruna Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Haruna Neko
2. Yuu Vs Yuki Aino
3. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Hinano
4. 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase Vs Raku Vs Mina Shirakawa
5. Miyu Yamashita & Nodoka Tenma Vs Maki Ito & Hyper Misao
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Hikari & Miu

Haruna Neko is the first of the upcoming trainees to debut before the end of the year. Haruna is 19 years old, born in Yamanashi on 28th December, 1998. She 143cm tall and has O Type blood. No other information has been given about her yet.

DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS DDT SPECIAL 2018”, 25/11/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase (#21) & Yuki Ueno (#24) Vs Gota Ihashi (#22) & Makoto Oishi (#23)
1. 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda (#12) Vs Saki Akai (#14) Vs Toru Owashi (#19)
2. KUDO (#15), Shunma Katsumata (#16) & Kazusada Higuchi (#17) Vs Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel
3. Tetsuya Endo (#6) & Soma Takao (#8) Vs Keisuke Ishii (#10) & Yumehito Imanari (#11)
4. DISASTER BOX Vs #STRONGHEARTS: HARASHIMA (#4) & Kazuki Hirata (#18) Vs CIMA & El Lindaman
5. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: MAO (#9) Vs Jun Kasai (#20)
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title ~ DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Maki Ito (#3) (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita (#13) (Witness: Michiaki Nakano)
7. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Akito (#2) Vs Danshoku Dieno (#7)
8. KO-D Openweight Title & 1,000,000 Yen Prize Money ~ DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Daisuke Sasaki (#5) (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#1)

The KO-D Openweight Champion and his challenger have gotten into a war of words over each other’s drinking habits. Masahiro Takanashi heard a story earlier this week about Daisuke Sasaki getting drunk at a restaurant that Takanashi regularly eats at. According to Takanashi, Sasaki ate other people’s food during his stay and fled towards a nearby taxi without paying his bill. After learning of this, Takanashi swears he will not lose to a man who does not know how to handle his drink. Sasaki denies being drunk and refuses to apologise for what went down. The two argued during a press conference while both drinking from the same bottle of sake. Their ramblings included Sasaki asking for a lend of 5,000 yen to get the train home. That somehow led to Takanashi agreeing to put the 1,000,000 yen cash he won from the Dramatic General Election on the line in to go along with the KO-D Title.

Remember Michiaki Nakano? He was the Uchikomi/Souken Holdings advertising director in charge of dealing with DDT for a marketing campaign back in July. He got stuck with Ken Ohka as the star for his adverts. Well the ads did terrible numbers and Mr. Nakano was demoted down to a regular employee as a result. He blames DDT for this so to make it up to him, he’s been invited to watch the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match between Maki Ito and Konosuke Takeshita from ringside. Mr. Nakano accepted the offer fully knowing the rules of the Iron Man Title…

Takeshita isn’t distracted by the complete and utter differences between himself and Ito. It’s a wrestling match and when he’s in the ring, Takeshita is a pro wrestler against anyone whether it is men, women, grandparents or children. Takeshita and Ito are both the same age and have the same goal of making pro wrestling an interesting place. His only criticism of Ito is she sticks up her middle finger in the ring too much. Even though Ito did not win the Dramatic Election, she thinks she got the better match with Takeshita instead of Sasaki. She said Takeshita comfortably fits in place as her generational rival. Also if she beats Takeshita then she can absolutely beat Miyu Yamashita on 4th January. Takeshita calls Ito more of a rival to him than Tetsuya Endo because rivals are meant to be people who are doing their best against each other.

Danshoku Dieno regained his memories at the press conference when Akito kissed him. Unfortunately he lost it again when Mr. Nakano felt cold in the room and brought out a heater still in its boxed package. Nakano accidentally dropped the box on Dieno’s head. Akito is due to have a championship match of his choosing for finishing second in the Dramatic Election. However he badly wants to have a match with Dieno first. He won’t be satisfied if Dieno can’t keep his memories together.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’19”, 04/01/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Meiko Satomura Vs Reika Saiki
2. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita (P/c) Vs Maki Ito (I/c)

Reika Saiki is preparing for a lot more pro wrestling in her life. She recently graduated from the Cheer1 idol group so she could put more focus on her wrestling career. Now she’s taking on the “Final Boss” of joshi, Meiko Satomura! However, Saiki isn’t looking at this match as a destination. This is going to be a gateway opening up new paths for her. She is prepared to hit Satomura at full force with all of her Pro Wrestling LOVE! Satomura has been keeping an eye on Saiki over the last three years and is impressed by her professionalism. She admits that Saiki might even be too powerful for her to handle so the timing of her attacks will be vital. Satomura’s opinion on this match is a lot different to the one she had with Miyu Yamashita in August 2017. Satomura hasn’t paid a lot of attention to Tokyo Joshi Pro as a whole since then but she knows enough to acknowledge that the group can turn into a dangerous rival for Sendai Girls. Saiki hopes that their match will steal the show from the Yamashita Vs Ito main event.


Boob Flag Death Match, DDT Hometown Tours, Weather Forecaster Vs Fortune Teller

November 13, 2018

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 7”, 14/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. FFF (Fundoshi For Future) Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yuki Iino
2. YaroZ Specialty! Heisei Last Glamorous No. 1 Decision Fight!: Yuna Manase Vs Himeka Arita (Special Referee: Yumehito Imanari)
3. YaroZ Specialty! Boob Flag Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs Ryuichi Sekine
4. Pro Wrestling Round System Match ~Super Dragon Vs Self-Proclaimed Gatekeeper Of DDT~: Tatsuhito Takaiwa Vs Gorgeous Matsuno (Special Ring Girl: Karin Tachibana)
5. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote Army All Out Fight!: Gota Ihashi Vs Konosuke Takeshita
6. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote Army All Out Fight!: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi & SAGAT Vs Akito, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno

The Boob Flag Death Match involves having the wrestlers stick a flag onto their chests. The first one to strip off their opponent’s flag will be the winner.

DDT “CARP IS BURNING AND WEEPING TO CARP! 2018”, 16/11/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multi-Purpose Studio

1. Kenshin Chikano Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Kazuki Hirata & Yoshihiko Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Antonio Honda & Rey Paloma
4. MAO & Kota Umeda Vs Takeshi Okada & Mizuki Watase
5. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Jun Kasai Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Danshoku Dieno will be in attendance for an autograph session. DDT is warning fans that due to Dieno’s memory loss, they cannot guarantee what his signature will look like from autograph to autograph. They also don’t know what messages Dieno will write on them so it’s probably best for fans to clearly request what they want him to say.

DDT “DRAMATIC FIGHTING SPIRIT! 2018”, 17/11/2018
Kumamoto Food Park

1. Kazuki Hirata Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Yoshihiko Vs Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi
3. Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Ueno
4. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Jun Kasai
6. Kota Umeda Local Triumph! Kumamoto Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kota Umeda & MAO

DDT’s tour of its roster’s hometowns continues with a stop in Kumamoto for Kota Umeda.

DDT “NOBUHIRO SHIMATANI LOCAL TRIUMPH BOX OFFICE! DRAMATIC DREAM TOTTEN 2018”, 18/11/2018
Yamaguchi Shimonoseki Kaikyo Messe

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Akito Vs Makoto Oishi & Kazuki Hirata
2. MAO & Antonio Honda Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yoshihiko
3. Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Iino
4. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mizuki Watase
5. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. Nobuhiro Shimatani Local Triumph! Shimonoseki Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani

The next day sees DDT heading over to Nobuhiro Shimatani’s neck of the woods. He can hardly stay in place at the other shows, what will he be like in Shimonoseki?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOTAL RECALL 2018”, 22/11/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic

1. Forecast For Tomorrow, Occupy The Future! Clash Of Fate! Weather Forecaster Wrestler Vs Fortune Telling Wrestler!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Cherry
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling’s 41 Year Old Representative Ken Ohka Send Off Match For Korakuen Hall: Ken Ohka Vs X
3. Mr. Showtime Vs Real Tiger Mask Again!!: Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
4. Elegy Of Ganpro Transfers: Keisuke Ishii Vs Kouki Iwasaki

Moeka Haruhi has been working a side gig in weather forecasting since 2014, apparently becoming one of the first professional athletes in Japan to take up such a role. Ganbare☆Wrestling came up with an idea to pit her against another forecaster, except in this case Cherry is in the fortune telling field.

BASARA “BASARA 83 ~TENACITY~”, 23/11/2018
Saitama Industrial Technology Center

1. Yuko Miyamoto Vs Takato Nakano
2. Daichi Kazato Vs Yasu Urano
3. FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Fuminori Abe
4. Nakatsu Gundan Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family: Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizara Vs SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo
5. Sento Minzoku Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs X & X
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Daiki Shimomura

Ganpro’s team will likely be announced this Saturday in Shin-Kiba 1st RING at either BASARA’s show or their own one.

Nakatsu Gundan’s early battles are still against the Iron Family.


DDT “CELEBRITIES IN NIIGATA ~SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE TRIUMPHANT BOX OFFICE~ DRAMATIC! NIIGATA 2018” Results

November 10, 2018

DDT “CELEBRITIES IN NIIGATA ~SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE TRIUMPHANT BOX OFFICE~ DRAMATIC! NIIGATA 2018”, 10/11/2018
Niigata City Nishikawa Multipurpose Hall
274 Fans – No Vacancy

1. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno when Endo pinned Hirata with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (9:39).
2. Akito & Kota Umeda defeated Keisuke Okuda & Mizuki Watase when Akito submitted Watase with the Scorpion Lock (10:39).
3. Yuki Iino Knock On Series Round 5: Jun Kasai defeated Yuki Iino with the Pearl Harbor Splash (11:31).
4. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when HARASHIMA pinned Katsumata with the Somato (11:22).
5. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when Takanashi pinned Sasaki with the Laphroaig (16:25).
6. Recollect The Memories Of Danshoku Dieno! Niigata Specialty! The Compliance Presents Special Unit Confrontation!: Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda defeated Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi when Honda pinned Oishi with the Diving Fist Drop (13:07) (Special Witness: Danshoku Dieno).

Even though today’s show was in Super Sasadango Machine’s hometown of Niigata, the focus was on Danshoku Dieno trying to get his memory back. Wearing jeans and a grey jumper, Dieno was encouraged by the other wrestlers to go kiss an audience member. Dieno instead just gave the man a friendly hug. He watched the main event and mentioned the atmosphere surrounding it felt familiar. However the match wasn’t exciting enough to keep his attention and DJ Nira came out to tell the others he fell asleep. The Compliance all tried to make the match more exciting but Nira decided to take matters into his own hands and he threw Dieno into the ring. Dieno got his head shoved into Makoto Oishi’s backside in a bid to wake him up. Dieno pointed at the wrestlers and shouted “You!” but denied he was Dieno when asked if he regained his memories. Oishi gave Dieno a Stunner and that seemed to finally work. Dieno took off his clothes revealing his Danshoku gear underneath and he gave Oishi the Danshoku Driver. Antonio Honda then pinned Oishi with the Diving Fist Drop.

Honda & Kazusada Higuchi were rewarded with bags of rice from the local sponsor for winning the main event. Everybody welcomed Dieno back. Oishi called himself the second generation of Danshoku Dieno but really Dieno is the one and only. Oishi wanted to give a bag of rice over to Dieno but somehow he ended up dropping it onto Dieno’s head, knocking him out! When Dieno came to he asked where he was and who he was? He’s lost his memory again! Akito entered the ring concerned about Dieno because they are supposed to have a big match together at Korakuen Hall on 25th November. Akito can’t get the match he wants if Dieno doesn’t remember anything. Sasadango promised him Dieno’s amnesia will be cured by the time the match happens.

Masahiro Takanashi unveiled a new pinning move and successfully used it to beat Daisuke Sasaki. The Laphroaig is set up like a Paradise Lock but instead of rolling the opponent over, Takanashi instead spins himself around and bridges himself over the opponent to pin them while they are still twisted like a knot. The move is named after a scotch whisky. Takanashi made fun of Sasaki over the result. Sasaki’s been calling him the weakest link of Shuten-dōji so how must he feel about losing to him today? How will he feel when the weakest link beats him again to win the KO-D Openweight Title?

HARASHIMA added his concerns over Dieno’s situation and gave his best wishes for Dieno to get his memory back.


Hirata Vs Yuni Returns, Tokyo Joshi Battle Royal, More STRONG HEARTS

November 1, 2018

DDT “DRAMATIC TENJINBASHI! 2018”, 03/11/2018
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase Vs MAO & Rising Hayato
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino Vs Keisuke Okuda & Makoto Oishi
4. God Of Trials! In Oyado: Antonio Honda Vs Yuki Ueno
5. Road To D-Oh GP 2019 Special Single Match: Soma Takao Vs Akito
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Jun Kasai
7. Road To D-Oh GP 2019 Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi

The long running rivalry between grown man Kazuki Hirata and little Yuni is back in the spotlight.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN TWO”, 04/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Yuu & Nodoka Tenma Vs Yuna Manase & Raku
3. Miyu Yamashita, Hikari & Miu Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Hinano
4. Reika Saiki & Mina Shirakawa Vs Shoko Nakajima & Maki Ito
5. Ittenyon Challenger Decision Time Difference Battle Royal: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki Vs Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma Vs Yuki Aino Vs Reika Saiki Vs Maki Ito Vs Yuna Manase Vs Yuki Kamifuki Vs Hikari Vs Miu

12 girls are being entered into the Battle Royal. The winner gets the TOKYO Princess Title shot at the 4th January, 2019 Korakuen Hall show.

DDT “MIZUKI WATASE TRIUMPHANT BOX OFFICE ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENORI TIGER~”, 04/11/2018
Nagano Obuse Middle School Gymnasium

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kota Umeda
3. God Of Trials! In Obuse: Antonio Honda Vs MAO
4. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Makoto Oishi Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai
5. HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Kazusada Higuchi
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
7. Mizuki Watase Local Triumph! Obuse Specialty Special Tag Match: Mizuki Watase & Minoru Vs Koji Kanemoto & Keisuke Ishii

Was Jun Kasai serious about quitting DDT after his poor finish in the Dramatic General Election? We’ll see if his performances throughout November tells that story.

DDT “CELEBRITIES IN NIIGATA ~SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE TRIUMPHANT BOX OFFICE~ DRAMATIC! NIIGATA 2018”, 10/11/2018
Niigata City Nishikawa Multipurpose Hall

1. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata
2. Recollect The Memories Of Danshoku Dieno! Niigata Specialty! The Compliance Presents Special Unit Confrontation!: Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda (Special Witness: Danshoku Dieno)

Danshoku Dieno’s buddies in The Compliance are getting together for a special match to help bring his memory back. Will their antics remind Dieno of who he is?

DDT “SOKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS DDT SPECIAL 2018”, 25/11/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (#5) (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#1)

The Dramatic Election Top 20 will be booked on the show as well as STRONG HEARTS. The STRONG HEARTS contingent will be made up of CIMA, El Lindaman and the DDT debuts of Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel.


DDT Dramatic Election 2018 Results

October 30, 2018

DDT “DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2018 VOTING EVENT”, 30/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
231 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the Canadian Backbreaker (8:26).
2. MAO, Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno defeated Shunma Katsumata, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino when Umeda pinned Iino with a Right High Kick (9:31).

DDT Dramatic Election 2018 Final Standings

1. Masahiro Takanashi (1,963 Votes)
2. Akito (1,669 Votes)
3. Maki Ito (1,412 Votes)
4. HARASHIMA (907 Votes)
5. Daisuke Sasaki (853 Votes)
6. Tetsuya Endo (605 Votes)
7. Danshoku Dieno (547 Votes)
8. Soma Takao (438 Votes)
9. MAO (430 Votes)
10. Keisuke Ishii (387 Votes)
11. Yumehito Imanari (377 Votes)
12. Antonio Honda (374 Votes)
13. Konosuke Takeshita (350 Votes)
14. Saki Akai (328 Votes)
15. KUDO (304 Votes)
16. Shunma Katsumata (272 Votes)
17. Kazusada Higuchi (257 Votes)
18. Kazuki Hirata (246 Votes)
19. Toru Owashi (243 Votes)
20. Jun Kasai (239 Votes)

Masahiro Takanashi wins a KO-D Openweight Title shot on the 25th November Korakuen Hall show. He also receives a 1,000,000 yen cash prize. Akito gets 300,000 yen and a shot at any of the other DDT championships. The Top 7 wrestlers are also guaranteed to appear at “COMING TO AMERICA” in New York on 4th April, 2019.

Takanashi promised to give a big speech but only when he win the KO-D Title on 25/11. He admits that the current champion is a great guy, better than all of the previous KO-D Champions he challenged and couldn’t beat.

Akito admitted he’s had an average year. It was his dream to win an election, so much so that he made it his goal this year. He did more election related activities than any other wrestler in the contest. He purposely did not choose which championship to challenge for because he wants the fans to decide for him. As for the prize money, he is saving it up so he can some day start an inter-promotional war with BASARA!

Maki Ito wanted to finish in 1st but she is still pleased to finish 3rd. She wondered during the election why is she so popular? She realised that the people who like her wrestling are also going through hard times in their lives and they sympathise with her. Ito wants to give those fans hope and also boost Tokyo Joshi Pro in the process.

HARASHIMA understands the importance of even just one vote so he is thankful for getting 907 votes.

The KO-D Champion Daisuke Sasaki finished in 5th but only prepared a speech for winning the contest. He gave the speech anyway. Sasaki wanted to defend the title against Laura James so they could wrestle in Korakuen Hall and then spend the night having sex in the Tokyo Dome Hotel.

Both Tetsuya Endo and Soma Takao thought they would get prize money for their placements. Endo thought he would get 60,000 yen for finishing 6th and Takao would get 80,000 for finishing 8th. It was pointed out to him that that doesn’t make any sense. They wwanted to spend the money on buying pet beetles. They were told there isn’t any money for them.

Danshoku Dieno still has amnesia and didn’t understand what was going on. All he could figure out is he must be cool and popular if so many people voted for him. Even if he doesn’t recover his memory he will wrestle on 25th November.

MAO has done a lot of strange things this year but even he feels weird to qualify for the Korakuen show on his own. He will carry his 430 votes in his chest.

Keisuke Ishii said he was happy to wrestle in Korakuen Hall again through the Election. He will go back to Ganbare☆Wrestling motivated to aim above DDT with the group.

Yumehito Imanari told everyone that he quit his job at a TV station 8 years ago. Everyone thought he was a loser for doing it but DDT found him and hired him. He didn’t join DDT as a pro wrestler but today he is standing here as a pro wrestler.

Antonio Honda is using his #10 ranking to request a new tag team of himself and Jason Kincaid. It was something he wanted to ask for if he finished in the top ten because they have become great friends during Kincaid’s stay. Hisaya Imabayashi told Honda he would consider it.

Konosuke Takeshita promised to wrestle as hard as he can for DDT and also everyone who voted for him.

Every year Saki Akai gets more nervous and excited for the election results. She said she loves DDT. As more fans vote every year, she wants to be a woman worth voting for.

KUDO wanted to be the highest voted husband in the election. He beat Makoto Oishi so he thinks he achieved that goal.

Shunma Katsumata was worried that his injury earlier this year would have harmed his popularity. He promises to repay the fans who voted for him.

Kazusada Higuchi is pleased to reach the main card for the first time in the election.

Toru Owashi feels awesome about his placement but his happiness was diminished when he found out Kazuki Hirata finished one spot ahead of him.

Jun Kasai promoted his 20th Anniversary feature in the new issue of Shukan Puroresu. He was also embarrassed by finishing so low. He threatened to leave DDT in December then come back next year as somebody worthy of winning the election

21. Mizuki Watase (238 Votes)
22. Gota Ihashi (231 Votes)
23. Makoto Oishi (224 Votes)
24. Yuki Ueno (200 Votes)

The wrestlers who finished between 21st to 24th will compete in the 25/11 pre-show match. They will also act as reserves if anybody qualified for the main card has to pull out before the show takes place. Mizuki Watase misses out on the main card by one vote!

25. Super Sasadango Machine (189 Votes)
26. Yukio Sakaguchi (178 Votes)
27. Tanomusaku Toba (133 Votes)
28. Yuki Iino (83 Votes)

These four were the next closest entries to the pre-show spot but they just didn’t get enough votes. They can also be used as a reserve if any of the above pre-show wrestlers get bumped up to the main card.

Unit Election Final Standings

1. Shuten-dōji (3,663 Votes)
2. DAMNATION (3,119 Votes)
3. ALL OUT (1,756 Votes)
4. The Compliance ( Votes)
5. DISASTER BOX (1,515 Votes)
6. Moonlight Express (863 Votes)
7. Booing 2018 (536 Votes)

Total Number Of Votes: 14,065 Votes

DAMNATION have been denied the three-peat. Shuten-dōji will be the unit to get their own self-produced show at some point in the next couple of months. The 2017 DAMNATION show was held at the end of December but this year’s December date is already being used for the D-Oh Grand Prix final.

KUDO said that there are more people to credit than just Shuten-dōji for today’s victory. He mentioned DJ Nira but wanted to bring out the one person who has fought by their side more than anyone else. Saki Akai! Masahiro Takanashi promised they will all put together the best show possible. Yukio Sakaguchi said that while Shuten-dōji is changing a lot, they will still always be the same at heart. “Sakamori!”

Goodbye Booing 2018. We hardly knew you. They thanked the fans who voted for them because they really appreciated it. They also promoted the “ALL DOIN” show taking place on 9th November.


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.