Some Injuries, Up Up Warriors, Sasaki Is Drunk, Higuchi Family Values

August 6, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 SUMMER ~SUNSHINE CARNIVAL~”, 10/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Makoto Kiryu
2. Miu Watanabe Vs Unagi Himawari
3. Rika Tatsumi & Hikari Noa Vs Yuki Aino & YUMI
4. Natsumi Maki Vs Raku
5. Sakisama & Misao Vs Miyu Yamashita & Mirai Maiumi
6. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Pom Harajuku
7. Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Maki Itoh Vs Mizuki, Yuna Manase & Mina Shirakawa

The summer isn’t over yet! Still a lot more shows to get through on the road to the big Korakuen Hall and Osaka shows in 3-4 weeks time.

DDT “CRY TO THE FIRE! 2019”, 10/08/2019
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Kazuki Hirata Marunage Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (w/ Sanshiro Takagi) Vs Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma
2. Soma Takao, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato Vs MAO, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
3. The Last Time Was Only A Signing Event, Danshoku Dieno Will Wrestle In Hiroshima For The First Time In A Year And Two Months 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Makoto Oishi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Yuki Ueno
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazusada Higuchi

Sanshiro Takagi is still recovering from his injuries so he will not be wrestling on the show. He was originally expected to have healed in time. His match has been changed with Kazuki Hirata now teaming with Toru Owashi. That is if Hirata arrives at the venue in time from his hitchhiking.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE MONSTER GREEN 2019”, 11/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Shuhei Washida Vs Ryotaro Watanabe
2. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: HARUKAZE Vs Cherry
3. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Keisuke Ishii Vs Chikara
4. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat – Iwasaki Vs BJW All Out Match Second Round: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Takeshi Okada
6. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota

Guts Ishijima injured his right arm in a match a few days ago and will be unable to compete in the main event. Kenichiro Arai will be his replacement on the Real GUTS Army team.

DDT “DRAMATIC I WILL DO IT 2019”, 11/08/2019
Kumamoto Ryutsujoho Hall

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Hiroshi Yamato
2. MAO Vs Mizuki Watase
3. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi (w/ Yoshihiko) Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. DAMNATION Vs W Yukio!: Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
5. Naomi Yoshimura Marunage Match: Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kodai Nozaki
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
7. Burn, The Country Of Fire! Fight, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda

It’s Double Yukio! W Yukio! Get it? The newcomer Yukio Naya is still finding his place in DDT but if him and Yukio Sakaguchi are already getting a team name there may be something to this.

BASARA “BASARA 103 ~BURNING SWORD~”, 11/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Daichi Kazato
2. Aiseki Tag Vs Aijin Tag: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
3. Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano
4. Sakigake!! Iron Family Tag Match To Reconfirm Their Bonds: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
5. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Things are a little awkward in the Iron Family now that FUMA has sided with Dove Pro for the summer series against BASARA. His relationship with Yusuke Kubo in particular looks like it could get strained. A few of the unit members have put together a match between themselves in order to get FUMA & Kubo on the same page again.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW FAN CLUB BOX OFFICE – PURE TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 3”, 12/08/2019
Saitama Warabi Wrestle Battlehouse

0. Exhibition Match: Izumi Vs X

There is always something going on at these fan club events that results in talent no-shows. At least this time we were told in advance that Miu Watanabe & Raku are unavailable. Replacing them are the Up Up Warriors! The team is made up of Warrior Miu & Warrior Raku.

DDT “WRESTLING TOKOTSU 2019”, 12/08/2019
Fukuoka Hakata Sazanpia

1. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Antonio Honda, Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase
2. Shunma Katsumata Vs Hiroshi Yamato
3. 4 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Lowther
4. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yuto Aijima & Azul Dragon
5. Pokotan Marunage Match: Chair Vs Chair (Special Referee: Pokotan)
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Masahiro Takanashi, MAO & Yukio Naya
7. Hakata Specialty! Seimon Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura

Chair Vs Chair is all that matters here.

DDT “IT IS DRAMATIC YEAH 2019”, 18/08/2019
Aichi Nagoya City Kashiwajima Sports Center

1. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
2. Shunma Katsumata Marunage Match – Toy Block Hardcore Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Antonio Honda & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
4. Nagoya Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Kazusada Higuchi

I thought the DERA Nagoya Pro wrestler was just called Grand Passion Mask #4. Turns out his full name is The Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION MEMORIES 2019”, 25/08/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Yukio Naya Vs Mizuki Watase & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Calbee & Frito Lay Collaboration Match ~Love And Potato Snacks Save The Earth~: King Potato Chips & Dragon Potato Mask Vs Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Yamato
3. Saki & Su Yung Vs Asuka & Makoto
4. Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi
5. Summer Jumbo Special Two Big Singles Match: Puma King Vs Yuki Ueno
6. Summer Jumbo Special Two Big Singles Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Makoto Oishi
7. Konosuke Takeshita’s Summer Measures Against Shinya Aoki: Konosuke Takeshita, Yukio Sakaguchi, Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda Vs Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine, MAO & Santino Marella
8. DDT Extreme Title: Jiro Kuroshio (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Daisuke Sasaki was so drunk by the end of Beer Garden week that he has no memory of how he got a DDT Extreme Title match with Jiro Kuroshio. He remembers eating watermelon and also Kuroshio’s wonderful hair but that’s it. Kuroshio says this is a match that nobody should laugh at. In fact Kuroshio Vs Sasaki is a match he thinks fans want to see. He also didn’t know that he gets to make the stipulation. So he hasn’t thought of one yet but promises it will be something serious.

So Konosuke Takeshita’s summer challenge before Shinya Aoki is an 8-Man Tag with Santino Marella involved. Didn’t see that coming.

DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019”, 01/09/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. DD Army Vs ALL OUT!: Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
2. O-40 Title: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Ken Ohka
3. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio & Kazusada Higuchi
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shinya Aoki

Kuroshio is acting like he is Kazusada Higuchi’s little brother so they can challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Higuchi is happy to go along with it and promises to win the belt for their family. They’re not related by blood but if they win then it is proof that they are real brothers. If they do become the champions Kuroshio wants to defend the belts against The Brahman Brothers. In response to this, Sasaki is making fun of the situation by saying he is Higuchi’s dad. Higuchi points out that Sasaki is only three years older than him. Sasaki fired back by saying he was only three years old when he was with Higuchi’s mother. Sasaki was still drunk when he said this but how much of that is an excuse, I don’t know. Kuroshio made the argument even more confusing by saying his and Kazusada’s father is a 56 year old man named Jiro Higuchi.

Yay, Shuji Ishikawa is back again!

Who’s idea was it to team up Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto!?!


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DDT~” Results

August 4, 2019

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DDT~”, 03/08/2019
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Yukio Naya defeated Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato when Oishi pinned Shimatani with a European Clutch (8:25).
2. Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated A. YAZAWA, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata and Yuni when Sakaguchi pinned Hirata with a PK (11:18).
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Asuka ended in a No Contest when everybody got drunk (16:10).
4. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO & Mizuki Watase ended in a No Contest when everybody turned into Danshoku Dieno (10:31).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Watermelon Split Match: Jiro Kuroshio defeated Akito when Kuroshio split the watermelon (13:15).
*Akito fails in V2. Jiro Kuroshio becomes the 46th DDT Extreme Champion!
6. Beer Garden Special Feature Customer Lottery 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Naomi Yoshimura when Higuchi pinned Yoshimura with the Doctor Bomb (20:31).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (c) with a Beer Can Attack (9:14 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,394th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Saki Akai (c) with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (9:15 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,395th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with the Sleeper Hold (9:16 pm).
*Yukio Sakaguchi becomes the 1,396th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Can Of Beer defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (c) by Pinfall (9:17 pm).
*Can Of Beer becomes the 1,397th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuki Ueno defeated Can Of Beer (c) by drinking the beer (9:18 pm).
*Yuki Ueno becomes the 1,398th champion.

The second half of today’s Shinjuku FACE double header was DDT hosting the final show of this year’s Beer Garden series. The main event was the annual Beer Garden finale, a 6-Man Tag Match with the teams organised by fans picking balls out of a box. The match everyone got was Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Naomi Yoshimura. Bailey hit the Green Tea Plunge on Takeshita and HARASHIMA jumped on top of them with a Springboard Body Press. Takao broke the pin with a chair and the four of them fought their way out of the ring. That left Higuchi to thump Yoshimura with a Lariat and pin him with the Doctor Bomb.

The DDT Extreme Title was on the line in a Watermelon Split Match. A watermelon was placed in the ring. If a wrestler damaged the watermelon they would be disqualified. However if a wrestler got a one count pin, they would be given a chance to split the watermelon with a shovel after spinning around in circles ten times while wearing a blindfold. If they damaged the watermelon that way then they would be the winner. Akito and Jiro Kuroshio both had their chances to win but smashing a watermelon while dizzy and blindfolded is a difficult task. Kuroshio only won by accident when he swung the shovel at the ropes, the shovel bounced back, hit Kuroshio in the face and he fell on top of the watermelon to split it into pieces.

Daisuke Sasaki entered the ring after the match but it was just to compliment Kuroshio’s hair and also eat some watermelon. Hisaya Imabayashi didn’t believe him and said he really wanted to be the next Extreme Title challenger. He booked a title match between Kuroshio and Sasaki for 25th August. Kuroshio then asked for a KO-D Tag Team Titles match on the 1st September Osaka show. He wanted either Takeshita or Sanshiro Takagi to be his partner but they both have title defences on that show. Kuroshio then said his partner will be… his older brother Kazutoshi? Imabayashi didn’t know who he was talking about until Kuroshio said he meant Kazusada Higuchi. He got his “brother’s” name wrong. Higuchi accepted the offer and promised to win the tag titles with his “true brother”. A drunk Sasaki fell asleep in the corner while this was going on.

Catastrophe struck at the start of the show when Danshoku Dieno, Yuki Ueno, MAO and Mizuki Watase all collided head first into each other during a respectful handshake. When it was time for their tag match nobody knew what condition the four of them would be in. Dieno came out thinking he was Watase and Ueno thought he was MAO. Then MAO & Watase both came out thinking they were Dieno! They wrestled the match using each other’s moves until Dieno and Ueno had their tights pulled down revealing Danshoku tights underneath. Everybody was now Danshoku Dieno! They all chased after Keigo Nakamura, causing the match to be stopped.

The tag match before that also ended without a winner. Here the two teams agreed to take a drink after every kickout and rope break. Obviously it was another excuse for Sasaki and Masahiro Takanashi to get drunk again. Tetsuya Endo and Asuka got to join in. Even Daisuke Kiso was convinced to take some shots. Yukinori Matsui argued with Kiso for drinking at work but Kiso gave him a Lariat. Everyone laughed but the bell rang and the match was ruled a No Contest. No one cared because they still got to drink.

There was a whole lot of dancing in the Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match. A. YAZAWA did his thing until he was choked out by his own suspenders. Yuni gave Kazuki Hirata an Old School rope walk then danced with Toru Owashi. It wasn’t just rock music, Yukio Sakaguchi wound up dancing to “Swan Lake”! Kazuki Hirata joined in when the music turned to something more danceable for him but Sakaguchi Penalty Kicked him for the win.

Since this was the last day of Beer Garden you can’t be mad that most of the wrestlers were more interested in eating and drinking instead of wrestling. That is what Yukio Naya and Mad Paulie got up to in the opening match. When it was time for them to get involved in the ring they were able to clear house handily. Nobuhiro Shimatani got himself tagged in assuring his partners to leave the match to him. Shunma Katsumata and Hiroshi Yamato took each other out which left no one around to stop Makoto Oishi’s European Clutch on Shimatani.

The show ended with each of the wrestlers raising a toast and shouting “Kanpai” at the fans. Hirata then got a party going by starting the Hirata GO! dance and getting others to join in. Sakaguchi was ready to take part when Saki Akai suddenly knocked him out with a can of beer! Akai pinned him to become the new Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion. Hirata then pinned Akai with the Miracle One Shot Cradle to win the belt. Sakaguchi got back up and choked out Hirata with the Sleeper Hold to get the title back.

Ueno then offered Sakaguchi a beer but he drank it back so deep that he fell to the mat with the can still on top of his face. Matsui counted to three and declared the Can Of Beer as the new champion! Ueno drank what was left in the can and Matsui then declared him the champion! Sakaguchi chased Ueno out of the ring while HARASHIMA and Takagi said their final words. Takagi said Beer Garden will live forever even though he missed it due to injury.


Video – Highlights From Wrestle Peter Pan 2019!

July 22, 2019

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium
3,798 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. DDT Extreme Title – IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match: Akito (c) Vs Asuka
2. O-40 Title – Weapon Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine
3. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Shinya Aoki
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Souken Holdings Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano
5. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACK OUT Presents: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita


DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2019” Results

July 21, 2019

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2019”, 21/07/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,192 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Kota Umeda Great Match: Kota Umeda, Shunma Katsumata, Mike Bailey & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Daiki Shimomura when Umeda pinned Watase with the Umeda Driver (10:01).
2. Calbee & Frito Lay Collaboration Match ~Potato Snacks Agency War No. 1 Final Battle~: King Potato Chips, Masahiro Takanashi & Gota & Asuka Ihashi defeated Dragon Potato Mask, Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai when Chips pinned Mask with La Magistral Cradle (7:00).
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie and Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya when Sakaguchi submitted Oishi with the Cobra Clutch (7:08).
4. No DQ Match: Jiro Kuroshio defeated MAO with a Chair Assisted Pin (12:18).
5. After Wrestle Peter Pan 2019 Special 6-Man Tag Match ~What Is Personal Information?~: Hideki Suzuki, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka (w/ Yumehito Imanari) defeated HARASHIMA, Sanshiro Takagi & Shinya Aoki when Ohka pinned Takagi with the Fire Spear (9:57).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated Joey Ryan & Hiroshi Yamato when Sasaki submitted Yamato with the Crossover Face Lock (17:34).
*V5 for DAMNATION.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Chris Brookes with the Cross-Arm German Suplex (29:30).
*V1 for Konosuke Takeshita.

The main event was a battle for the spirit of DDT. On the one side there was Konosuke Takeshita, the defending KO-D Openweight Champion and current generation ace of the company. Facing him was Chris Brookes, a British wrestler who in short time embraced the company and was given the same affection in return. Brookes implemented some out of the ring tactics to break down the champion. They fought up towards one of the Korakuen Hall entry ways and it ended with Brookes giving Takeshita a flying RKO onto a table below them. When they returned to the ring Takeshita missed a Big Boot and struck Yukinori Matsui by accident. Brookes used this as an opportunity to take out a ladder and crush Takeshita through some plastic cases with a Diving Senton. Another ref bumped saved Brookes because he tapped out to the Walls Of Takeshita but no one was there to end the match. When Takeshita revived Matsui, Brookes hit the Praying Mantis Bomb but a slow count from a struggling ref allowed Takeshita to kick out. Takeshita hit a Lariat and a German Suplex for a nearfall. He then hit the Fable but Brookes had enough energy left to give him the middle finger. Takeshita finished him off with the Cross-Arm German Suplex for a successful first defence.

Takeshita sent Brookes off and was told by Hisaya Imabayashi that his next title defence will be in Osaka on 1st September. Takeshita called out to the locker room asking if there was anyone who wanted to fight him. Takeshita said it would be “first come, first served” and Shinya Aoki came out! He wanted to accept a serious challenge. Takeshita told him they would have a match worthy of the KO-D Title’s history.

The dangerous combination of seaweed and lollipops were not enough for Joey Ryan & Hiroshi Yamato to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Ryan brought out a supersized plastic lolly with seaweed on it and shoved it into Soma Takao’s mouth to take him out. He and Yamato then gave Daisuke Sasaki a Spider German Superplex combo for a nearfall. When Ryan and Takao were wiped out after a Suicide Dive, Sasaki caught Yamato in the Crossover Facelock and got a quick tap out from it. Takao doesn’t want a rematch because he is currently haunted by the image of seaweed and he might not survive it.

A PowerPoint presentation titled “The Power Harassment Problem in Wrestling Groups And Purpose Of Today’s Six-Man Tag Match” explained the situation surrounding Sanshiro Takagi’s part of the show. Takagi was going to reveal Super Sasadango Machine’s phone number during their Weapon Rumble at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” last week. However Yumehito Imanari decided to expose Takagi’s number instead because he felt Takagi’s plan was employee harassment. Sasadango explained that there are three ways to make an apology: retire, cancel your contract or wrestle a 6-Man Tag Match. Clearly everyone went with Option C. Imanari couldn’t wrestle because of a concussion so Ken Ohka took his place. As serious as the situation is, folks like Shinya Aoki and Hideki Suzuki couldn’t help but get silly. Aoki grappled with Sasadango’s belt and Suzuki broke up a pin by pulling down the back of Aoki’s tights. It seems like the only time Suzuki took the match seriously was when he fought HARASHIMA. Ohka got the pin on Takagi with the Fire Spear, sparing Sasadango & Imanari from further work harassment.

After the match Ohka told Takagi what happened in the past doesn’t matter because we’re all living in the now! Ohka is ambitious and also 42 years old which means he qualifies for a shot at the O-40 Title. Takagi accepted the challenge and said a match between himself and Ohka needs to be at a big show. Imabayashi decided to book the match for “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019” on 1st September.

That Jiro Kuroshio fella looks like he doesn’t have a nasty bone in his body. But when he was put into a No DQ match with MAO he had to come up with some weapons. What did he make and bring to the match? A giant duck thing. MAO chased Kuroshio out of the ring, the two then climbed some pipes up to the balcony and then tried to throw each other out to the audience below! Kuroshio later lost the audience support when he made a kid cry and found out it was KUDO’s daughter. Back at ringside MAO dropped Kuroshio onto the apron with a Michinoku Driver. He then placed Kuroshio on a castle of chairs and hit a 450 Splash onto them. Kuroshio fought back in the ring by giving MAO the Hybrid Blaster onto the duck. He missed a Moonsault with a trash can which gave MAO an opening. But Kuroshio rolled him into a Cradle and used a chair to tangle up his legs for the three count.

After the match Kuroshio invited Akito into the ring and they talked about some things that happened between them in the past. Like the time Akito first met Kuroshio he was drunk and completely naked. It’s a long story, you should have been there. Then there was that other time when Akito got into a fight with NOSAWA Rongai. Anyway, Akito told Kuroshio they will have a match for the DDT Extreme Title at the 3rd August Beer Garden show. Akito promised the rules he will use is the one that Kuroshio likes the best.

Yukio Sakaguchi was targeted for having the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title during the 3 Way Tag. Makoto Oishi in particular wanted the belt and convinced Tetsuya Endo to help him a little. Yukio Naya helped too which he was supposed to because he was his tag partner. Kazusada Higuchi kept Mad Paulie at bay and Sakaguchi was able to catch Oishi in the Cobra Clutch for the victory.

A sponsorship deal with Calbee & Frito Lay brought along the debuts of King Potato Chips and Dragon Potato Mask. Sadly Toru Owashi and Antonio Honda couldn’t be here to take part in the match. They ate snacks to power up themselves and their partners. Dragon Potato Mask told a story about “Dragon, The Little Fox” and summoned everyone to join together for a super attack. It misfired and hit Kazuki Hirata. King Potato Chip pinned Dragon with La Magistral Cradle to get the win. Hirata attacked Dragon out of frustration after the mask but King came to the rescue. He booted Hirata out of the ring then promoted the snacks with Dragon.

Kota Umeda took part in and won his final DDT match. His last time in the ring was spent with other wrestlers from DNA, the brand he helped start. He pinned Mizuki Watase with the Umeda Driver and then got everyone together for a group photo.

The show ended with Umeda being invited into the ring one last time. Takeshita told him he wanted to defend the KO-D Title against him one day. He knows this isn’t the end of Umeda’s wrestling career so he will look forward to the day they have their title match. Umeda thanked everyone for his five years in DDT. He asked for everyone to support him again if he ever does come back. Another group photo took place in the ring and everyone threw Umeda in the air to celebrate him.

“ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” in Sumo Hall on 3rd November will feature a KO-D Openweight Title match, a Union MAX Title match, a Princess Of Princess Title match and a Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title match. So each DDT brand has their main championships being defended on the show.

DDT will be having matches at the Animate Girls Festival in Ikebukuro on 9th and 10th November.


Summer Vacation, BASARA, Beer Garden, Ganpro

July 19, 2019

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2019”, 21/07/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kota Umeda Great Match: Kota Umeda, Shunma Katsumata, Mike Bailey & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Daiki Shimomura
2. Calbee & Frito Lay Collaboration Match ~Potato Snacks Agency War No. 1 Final Battle~: King Potato Chips, Masahiro Takanashi & Gota & Asuka Ihashi Vs Dragon Potato Mask, Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
4. No DQ Match: MAO Vs Jiro Kuroshio
5. After Wrestle Peter Pan 2019 Special 6-Man Tag Match ~What Is Personal Information?~: Hideki Suzuki, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka (w/ Yumehito Imanari) Vs HARASHIMA, Sanshiro Takagi & Shinya Aoki
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Joey Ryan & Hiroshi Yamato
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Chris Brookes

Yumehito Imanari suffered a mild concussion during this week’s Ganbare☆Wrestling show. Ken Ohka replaces him in the 6-Man Tag but Imanari will still be making his presence felt so he can embarrass Sanshiro Takagi again.

BASARA “BASARA 101 ~BANQUET~”, 24/07/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Special Rules: Daichi Kazato & Yusuke Kubo Vs Ryota Nakatsu &
2. Special Rules: X Vs X
3. Special Rules: X & X Vs X & X
4. FUMA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto
5. Isami Kodaka, Naoki Tanizaki & Takato Nakano Vs Minoru Fujita, Yasu Urano & X

Team Isami: Isami Kodaka, Naoki Tanizaki, Ryuichi Sekine, FUMA, Fuminori Abe, Yusuke Kubo, Gouma Ryu, Daichi Kazato, Takato Nakano

Team Fujita: Minoru Fujita, Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryota Nakatsu, Yasu Urano, SAGAT, Daiki Shimomura, Masato Kamino, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, X

Even though Isami Kodaka won this year’s Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~, he gave the prize money over to Minoru Fujita so he could produce his own BASARA show. Fujita came up with the idea of a team challenge called “Banquet Fight 2019” between himself and Kodaka. A partial card has been made after the two teams were drafted by the captains. Due to an odd number of wrestlers available, Fujita’s team is one man short so the missing name in the main event is a mystery for now.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2019 ~JULY~”, 27/07/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Akito & Yukio Naya Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase
2. MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Asuka & Shunma Katsumata
3. Saki Akai & Makoto Oishi Vs Miyako Matsumoto & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Soma Takao Vs Shunsuke Sayama
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Antonio Honda
7. Akito Marunage Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno

The Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Antonio Honda match will be happening even if Sakaguchi loses the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title before the show takes place.

This is the period of the summer where DDT’s schedule is mad busy. The Yokohama show kicks off 9 days in a row of wrestling shows!

BASARA “BASARA 102 ~OSAKA SUMMER CAMP~HIRANO~”, 28/07/2019
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Masato Kamino
2. Fuminori Abe Vs Jun Masaoka
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
4. Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano Vs Naoki Tanizaki & Kouhei Kinoshita
5. Hiroshi du Soleil Vs Speed Of Sounds: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
6. Sento Minzoku Vs Dove Pro Wrestling!: Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kid & Yuki Aoki

The annual BASARA Vs Dove Pro feud is back for another go around but this time things are a little different. Dove’s Naoki Tanizaki is now on friendly terms with the BASARA side and is part of Sparky. Also Sento Minzoku is just as much fighting for themselves as they are for BASARA’s honour.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 29/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Akito Vs Shota
2. Toru Owashi Rubber Mask Army Vs Danshoku Dieno Rubber Mask Army: Toru Owashi, Toru Owashi & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Danshoku Dieno & Danshoku Dieno
3. Gongitsune Vs World’s Strongest Married Woman: Antonio Honda Vs Sakura Hirota
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe

Three Toru Owashi’s versus three Danshoku Dieno’s. What could go wrong?

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DISASTER BOX DAY~”, 30/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Place: HARASHIMA Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Mike Bailey Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Gota Ihashi Vs SAGAT
2. Surplus Girl And Sukeban And Children And Gays: Margaret☆Owashi, Saki Sukeban & Yuni Vs Mascara Gayrera Jr. & Gay Urano
3. Doki! Entirely Hoss Mermaids Hardcore 3 Way Match: Naomi Vs Francoise☆Takagi Vs Kazuko Higuchi
4. DISASTER Joshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Shinjuku Super Whirlwind!~: Hara Shimako, Kazuko Hirata & Yuko Ueno Vs Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Shun❤️Carousel

Match #2 is going to get someone in trouble.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DANSHOKU DIENO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 31/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE

0. Special Under Match “Star Of Shining Friendship! Eternal Wrestling Boys Legend”: Tetsuya Koda Vs Hisaya Imabayashi
1. “Summer Feature” Laripro: Keisuke Ishii, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Antonio Honda, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Yuna Manase
2. Some Kind Of Dark PowerPoint By Super Sasadango Machine: X Vs X
3. Hana No Sandman Match: X Vs X

The Sandman match returns as does Lariat Pro Wrestling.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~MOONLIGHT EXPRESS DAY~”, 01/08/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. 4 Rounds Of Mizuki Watase Trials: Mizuki Watase Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Mike Bailey, Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihiko
2. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Gabaiji-chan Vs Yuki Ueno & Hiroshi Yamato
4. Fear! Big Boss Brahman Attack! ~Cold Iron Pillar~: MAO, Mike Bailey & Asuka Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei

Oh hey, The Moonlight Express has also noticed that Mizuki Watase needs some encouragement to do something.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 02/08/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Gabaiji-chan Vs Hoshitango, Keisuke Ishii & Shota
2. NC-18 Fictional Novels Death Match: Hiroshi Yamato Vs Antonio Honda
3. Last Man Standing Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Shuji Ishikawa Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani

Shuji Ishikawa is back for DAMNATION’s day in the Beer Garden!

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DDT~”, 03/08/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT Extreme Title: Akito (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio

Akito gets his DDT Extreme Title defence against the delightful Jiro Kuroshio. Well maybe he won’t be as delightful after his No DQ Match with MAO this weekend.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE MONSTER RED 2019”, 10/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Army Vs Real GUTS Army: Yumehito Imanari Vs X
2. Ganpro Army Vs Real GUTS Army: Miss Mongol Vs Shota
3. Ganpro Army Vs Real GUTS Army: Ken Ohka Vs Masked Mystery
4. Iwasaki Vs BJW All Out Match First Round: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Akira Hyodo
5. A Phantom Dream! Single Match Of Fate!: Shuichiro Katsumata Vs Minoru Fujita

Fujita wanted a match with Shuichiro Katsumata so badly that he is willing to show up in Ganpro again to make it happen.

Kouki Iwasaki has been given a challenge against Big Japan wrestlers during this August weekend.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE MONSTER GREEN 2019”, 11/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Iwasaki Vs BJW All Out Match Second Round: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami
2. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery & Shota

Guts Ishijima is absent from the day before due to another booking but he and his Real GUTS Army will get a chance to reclaim the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles here.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE ORANGE☆ROAD 2019”, 24/08/2019
Saitama Orange Town

1. Ganbare Opening☆Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shuhei Washida
2. Come Out Or Rakugo Showdown! Special Mixed Match: Shota & Moeki Haruha Vs Gota Ihashi & HARUKAZE
3. Masterclass Combination Confrontation! Special Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii Vs Shuichiro Katsumata & Yumehito Imanari

A new venue for a mat wrestling show.


Ganbare Tomorrow, Summer Vacation On Sunday, New Marunage Matches

July 16, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “LAST DANCE IS FOR ME 2019”, 17/07/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Kochoranbu! Ganjo Vs Actwres girl’Z All Round Fight Round 2: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Momo Tani & Ayumi Hayashi
2. If It Fights, It Is a Man! The Gate Of Confrontation Has Finally Been Opened!!: Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida Vs Ultra Soki & Yuta Suzuki
3. Great Conflict That Is Not Over Yet! Momota Family Vs Naoshi Sano: Chikara Vs Naoshi Sano
4. Ganpro Vs P.P.P. Full Battle: Keisuke Ishii Vs Mitomi Masayuki
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 20th Champions Decision Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol Vs Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery & Shota
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Hiroshi Yamato

The crazy busy week of wrestling isn’t over yet. Who has space for some greasy Ganbare☆Wrestling dessert? It’s so greasy…

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2019”, 21/07/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Calbee & Frito Lay Collaboration Match ~Potato Snacks Agency War No. 1 Final Battle~: King Potato Chips, Masahiro Takanashi & Gota & Asuka Ihashi Vs Dragon Potato Mask, Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
3. Kota Umeda Great Match: Kota Umeda, Shunma Katsumata, Mike Bailey & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Daiki Shimomura
4. After Wrestle Peter Pan 2019 Special 6-Man Tag Match ~What Is Personal Information?~: Hideki Suzuki, Super Sasadango Machine & Yumehito Imanari Vs HARASHIMA, Sanshiro Takagi & Shinya Aoki
5. No DQ Match: MAO Vs Jiro Kuroshio
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Joey Ryan & Hiroshi Yamato
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Chris Brookes

Chris Brookes is calling Konosuke Takeshita a boring wrestler. He even felt a little disappointed when he watched Takeshita win the KO-D Openweight Title in the main event yesterday. Takeshita in response calls Brookes the UK’s best wrestler, but then called himself the world’s best wrestler. Before this match takes places, Takeshita will be wrestling in Hindmarsh, Australia for Sub-Zero Pro this Friday. His goal is to win the title there and collect championships from around the world until the Olympics begin.

Akito has nominated Jiro Kuroshio as the next challenger for the DDT Extreme Title. However Kuroshio is already booked on this show so there is no date decided yet for the title match. Akito would like the match to take place on 3rd August at Beer Garden week.

Sanshiro Takagi wants revenge on Yumehito Imanari for revealing his phone number during yesterday’s Weapon Rumble. Takagi was still getting phone calls in the middle of the night. Imanari said the prank is opening up new opportunities for DDT because every company now knows where to call Takagi.

Makoto Oishi is being moved to the 3 Way Tag match since he has partnered up with Yukio Naya before. He is being replaced by Saki Akai in the product placement match.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2019 ~JULY~”, 27/07/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Akito Marunage Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno

That is not a mistake. Akito wants Yuki Ueno to be wrestling on both teams. Akito is not in his own Marunage match because he thinks his only responsibility is to produce it. Ueno regularly teams with Naomi Yoshimura but also regularly trains with Takeshita. Oh, there is also the fact that Yoshimura and Takeshita don’t get along. This is a good three way relationship for Akito to experiment which is why he made this match.

Mike Bailey and Shunsuke Sayama will be on the show.

DDT “CRY TO THE FIRE! 2019”, 10/08/2019
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Kazuki Hirata Marunage Match: X Vs X

Hiroshi Yamato, Kenshin Chikano and Rey Paloma will be on the show.

DDT “DRAMATIC I WILL DO IT 2019”, 11/08/2019
Kumamoto Ryutsujoho Hall

1. Naomi Yoshimura Marunage Match: X Vs X

Hiroshi Yamato will be on the show.

DDT “WRESTLING TOKOTSU 2019”, 12/08/2019
Fukuoka Hakata Sazanpia

1. Pokotan Marunage Match: X Vs X

Hiroshi Yamato, Yuto Aijima, Azul Dragon and Lowther will be on the show.

DDT “IT IS DRAMATIC YEAH 2019”, 18/08/2019
Aichi Nagoya City Kashiwajima Sports Center

1. Shunma Katsumata Marunage Match: X Vs X

Hiroshi Yamato will be on the show.

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE ~FOLLOW ME, THE DREAM IS STILL AHEAD~”, 15/09/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Kagetora & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno
2. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno

Emi Sakura, Yasu Urano and Cherry will be on the show.


DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” Results

July 15, 2019

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium
3,798 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Presents Exhibition Match: Kota Umeda defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Low Kick (5:07).
0. Nihon Partner Kaikei Services Presents Tokyo Joshi Pro Under Match: Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Natsumi Maki, Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi when Tatsumi pinned Unagi with the Missile Hips (10:35).
1. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase defeated Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Iino pinned Shimatani with the Spear (12:11).
2. DNA First Life Alumni Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki when Higuchi pinned Umeda with the Goten (13:26).
3. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2019: Yoshiko defeated Saki Akai with the Diving Senton (8:32).
4. DDT Extreme Title – IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match: Akito (c) defeated Asuka when Asuka broke the Lighttube (11:48).
*V1 for Akito.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Furitsuke Kamen defeated Toru Owashi (c) by Pinfall (3:54 pm).
*Furitsuke Kamen becomes the 1,375th champion.
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Furitsuke Kamen (Lucky Ikeda) (c), Toru Owashi, Kurochan, Shiro Koshinaka, Joey Ryan, Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda, Kazuki Hirata, Mad Paulie, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gorgeous Matsuno, Hiroshi Yamato, Pokotan and Yuki Kamifuku (20:04).
5a. Gorgeous Matsuno eliminated Furitsuke Kamen (c) with a School Boy (3:37).
*Gorgeous Matsuno becomes the 1,376th champion.
5b. Tomomitsu Matsunaga eliminated Gorgeous Matsuno (c) with a School Boy (3:48).
*Tomomitsu Matsunaga becomes the 1,377th champion.
5c. Mad Paulie eliminated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (c) with the Reverse Splash (5:40).
*Mad Paulie becomes the 1,378th champion.
5d. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Mad Paulie (c) with a School Boy (7:49).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,379th champion.
5e. Joey Ryan eliminated Kurochan by Ring Out (11:30).
5f. Joey Ryan eliminated Yuki Kamifuku by Ring Out (11:43).
5g. Shiro Koshinaka eliminated Pokotan by Ring Out (14:09).
5h. Shiro Koshinaka eliminated Makoto Oishi, Hiroshi Yamato and Joey Ryan by Ring Out (18:34).
5i. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Toru Owashi, Shiro Koshinaka and Antonio Honda by Ring Out (19:08).
*V1, V2 & V3 for Kazuki Hirata.
5j. Yukio Sakaguchi eliminated Kazuki Hirata (c) with the God’s Right Knee (20:04).
*Yukio Sakaguchi becomes the 1,380th champion.
6. Human Windmill 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki defeated Yukio Naya with the V1 Armlock (7:59).
7. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi defeated MAO & Mike Bailey when Brookes pinned MAO with the Praying Mantis Bomb (11:24).
8. O-40 Title – Weapon Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi defeated Super Sasadango Machine with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb onto a Plastic Case (28:56).
*Sanshiro Takagi becomes the 1st O-40 Champion!
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki defeated Danshoku Dieno by Knockout with the Sleeper Hold (4R 2:54).
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Souken Holdings Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano when Takao pinned Urano with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (20:38).
*V4 for DAMNATION.
11. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACK OUT Presents: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Tetsuya Endo (c) with the Walls Of Takeshita (31:38).
*Tetsuya Endo fails in V5. Konosuke Takeshita becomes the 72nd KO-D Openweight Champion!

An exposed turnbuckle may be the reason for Tetsuya Endo’s downfall and why we have a new KO-D Openweight Champion. When he and Konosuke Takeshita fought outside the ring early in the main event, Nobuhiro Shimatani removed one of the corner turnbuckles while Yukinori Matsui was focused on the fighting. The exposed corner played its part when both champion and challenger were spent. Endo had Takeshita stunned on the top rope with an Overhead Kick but his attempt at a Superplex was countered into the Chicago Skyline chest first onto the metal bracket! Takeshita went on to hit the Fable but Endo still had some fight left in him, escaping from the Cross-Arm German Suplex to hit a Canadian Destroyer. Endo then hit a Cross-Arm Canadian Destroyer and went for the Shooting Star Press. But in a flash Takeshita blocked it with his knees and put Endo in the Walls Of Takeshita. Endo tried to fight out but when Takeshita dragged him to the middle of the ring and applied more pressure it was all over!

There wasn’t much interaction between Takeshita and Endo after the match. When Endo left the ring, Takeshita was given his sponsorship prize of 2,000,000 yen. Chris Brookes interrupted Takeshita’s victory speech. Brookes said he will win the KO-D Title at Korakuen Hall in 6 days time. Takeshita called himself the eternal champion. Next week he will win and Brookes will lose. It is destiny! He ended the show by congratulating the rest of ALL OUT for their success today. This is the DDT he wants and he is glad to share it with everyone. ALL OUT will continue to do their best and wish everyone to come see DDT again in the future.

Soma Takao can smile again because Smile Squash has been vanquished! HARASHIMA wiped himself out with a Swan Dive Somato out of the ring when Daisuke Sasaki got out of the way. The rest of DISASTER BOX were who HARASHIMA landed on instead. Daisuke Kiso was pushed into Yasu Urano which allowed Sasaki to bring a chair into the ring for him & Takao to use. They gave Urano a Gin And Tonic/Pedigree combination then Takao finished him off with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb.

After the match Takao talked about how he was born in Ota Ward, grew up in Ota Ward and now he’s defended a championship in Ota Ward’s biggest venue. Joey Ryan approached DAMNATION to tell them he and Hiroshi Yamato will be the next KO-D Tag Team Title challengers on 21st July. Sasaki denied the match was happening so Ryan took out packaged seaweed that Hiroshi was selling at the merchandise area. He rubbed the seaweed over his body, wrapped it over a lollipop and shoved it into Sasaki’s mouth! He tried to do the same to Takao but he escaped.

Before Danshoku Dieno Vs Shinya Aoki began the rules for the bout were revealed. The match was limited to 10 rounds lasting 3 minutes each. Every odd numbered round was strict fighting rules with no pinfalls allowed. Every even numbered round was normal pro wrestling rules but “courtship” was also permitted. Also Aoki was allowed to throw strikes from the 3 Point Position because there was a 20kg weight difference between him and Dieno. Mina Shirakawa and Yuki Iino provided the fanservice between the rounds. In Round 1 Dieno tried to bend the rules by targeting Aoki’s groin in a defensive manner but he was given a yellow card over it. Aoki overwhelmed Dieno for the rest of the round but Dieno lasted the entire time. In Round 2 Dieno got to do his moves without penalty. A double down spot led to a moment where the lights dimmed and music from “Beauty & The Beast” played. Dieno got Aoki to dance with him until the music stopped and Dieno went to do some dry humping. Round 3 went back to serious fighing but this time Aoki had a damaged rear end holding him back! The fight was more even this time but Aoki was still able to defend himself. In Round 4 Dieno went for a big attack but missed a Moonsault. Aoki applied a Sleeper Hold but again the lights went dim and this time music from “Aladdin” could be heard. The match slowed down and Dieno got out by grabbing Aoki’s crotch. He slowly gave Aoki a Lip Lock then dropped him with the Danshoku Driver. However Aoki slowly countered the pin into a Double Wristlock. Dieno slowly reached the ropes but was slowly put back into another Sleeper Hold. Dieno slowly reached for the ropes once more but went unconscious. The speed of reality went back to normal and Aoki was declared the winner by KO. When Dieno recovered, Aoki told him the match was good. Dieno warned Aoki that he is the weakest of the Four Heavenly Kings. From this point on he better be prepared for how the remaining three will respond!

The first O-40 Champion was determined in a Weapon Rumble between Sanshiro Takagi and Super Sasadango Machine. The first weapon introduced in the match was “The Poison Tongue Commnetator” Kero Tanaka distracting Takagi with insults from the announce table. He called the match “Third Class” mimicking TAJIRI’s tweet that started this whole thing. The next weapon was a collection of tables, ladders and chairs for Takagi to use. Sasadango then brought out a doctor to get a blood donation from Takagi inside the ring. That on its own would make Takagi weaker but Sasadango caused even more damage by doing an Armbreaker to the arm the blood was taken from. Takagi was rescued by Miyako Matsumoto. She did a Diving Foot Stomp to Sasadango then told everyone she has left Ice Ribbon to go freelance. She asked Takagi if she can wrestle in DDT from now on? Takagi agreed but that piece of news was cut off by the appearance of Kurochan. He kept Matsumoto grounded by licking her knee then did the same to Takagi. Tanaka complained about Kurochan’s behavior on commentary and told him to go home. Sasadango grabbed Tanaka and made Kurochan lick his knee until he fainted. Kurochan then chased Matsumoto away from ringside while a pile of plastic cases were brought down for Takagi. A few of them were smashed until Super Sasadango Machine Strong Version appeared. He was unmasked and revealed to be Hideki Suzuki! Takagi’s next weapon was supposed to be Sasadango’s phone number but Yumehito Imanari revealed he was showing everybody Takagi’s phone number instead because he is a brutal boss! Takagi’s phone started ringing over and over so Suzuki was given the task of answering the calls while the match continued. Sasadango then introduced his PowerPoint presentation as his next weapon. In it he talked about how DDT’s management is not always good. If Takagi cannot figure out how to restructure DDT’s cost cutting it is suggested he may have to retire from his role. The PowerPoint then moved on to TAJIRI’s tweet about comedy wrestling. Sasadango defended Takagi by telling everyone he has changed so many lives with DDT from the wrestlers to the staff and even the fans. There was one final weapon to be revealed by Takagi. It was a video announcement that DDT will hold “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” at Saitama Super Arena on 7th June next year! Sasadango was so surprised by the news that he couldn’t defend himself from Takagi and was pinned after a Sunflower Bomb onto a plastic case.

Takagi brought a revived Kero Tanaka into the ring after the match. Tanaka said it is very hard to make him laugh but Takagi was able to do it today. He encouraged to make pack Saitama Super Arena super packed next year. Takagi asked Tanaka if he would do ring announcing for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020”? Tanaka accepted the offer. Takagi thanked Sasadango for putting together such a stupid match and assured him he isn’t going to retire anytime soon. He has so much to do and wants to take on big challenges in the same year when the Olympics are in the country. He told everyone who came here for free and are watching for free to buy tickets for next year’s big show! Oh and Takagi won the O-40 Title. Are we going to see this again or will it be forgotten about like the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles?

Brookes is going into his KO-D Title match in strong form. He did some “Sick Fucking Tag Moves” with Masahiro Takanashi then saved his partner from The Moonlight Express Michinoku Tornado Driver. They got rid of Mike Bailey then set MAO up for the finish. Brookes held MAO up in the Praying Mantis Bomb then Takanashi hit a Thrust Kick at MAO’s face before Brookes dropped him on his head. Takanashi gives Brookes his support and wants wrestling fans around the world to know that Brookes will be the next KO-D Champion! Brookes calls Takanashi the most talented wrestler in DDT even though he doesn’t get the spotlight. Brookes will be heading home to England soon but when he returns, not only will he be the KO-D Champion but the Calamari Drunken Kings will go after the KO-D Tag Titles too! Over at the Express end, MAO is confused over why he felt nervous wrestling today. He also mentions wanting to wrestle in Britain for Fight Club: PRO as part of DDT’s relationship with the UK promotion. He brought up a potential Moonlight Express Vs CCK match if Brookes’s original partner Kid Lykos ever comes back. Their message is loud and clear. “Hey Martin Zaki, book The Moonlight Express!”

Yukio Naya came out all guns blazing but was quickly extinguished by Hideki Suzuki. The rookie’s power kept him in the match and gave him some moments of hope. That ended when Suzuki put him in a Necklock, transitioned to the V1 Armlock and wrenched it in until Naya gave up. Suzuki says the match went exactly how he thought it would. It wasn’t beautiful but it was messy. What’s important is how will Naya respond to this? Naya knows his lack of experience was a big factor in his defeat but Suzuki told him not to give up wrestling.

Moments before the Battle Royal took place, Toru Owashi was seen breaking up an argument between Gorgeous Matsuno and Furitsuke Kamen backstage. The two elderly gentlemen began fighting until Kamen was unmasked. Owashi was shocked to learn that Kamen is Lucky Ikeda in disguise and everyone piled on top of him to get the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. A three count was made and Kamen/Ikeda was declared the champion because he was directly on top of Owashi. In the Battle Royal itself the belt moved around a few times from Kamen to Matsuno to Tomomitsu Matsunaga to Mad Paulie and then to Kazuki Hirata. The pervert Kurochan chased around Yuki Kamifuku trying to lick her until Yukio Sakaguchi came in and kicked him away. Joey Ryan eliminated both Kurochan and Kamifuku with lollipops. He also did a massive Dick Flip in sync to Hiroshi Yamato’s singing. Pokotan lost its head and was revealed to be wearing a Toru Owashi rubber mask underneath. Shiro Koshinaka came in and Hip Attacked everyone. Antonio Honda needed to power up Gongitsune so he invited Makoto Oishi, Hisaya Imabayashi, Inoue Mic, and a bunch of other wrestlers to fuse together while the theme to the “The Avengers” played in the background. Sakaguchi wanted to be involved too but he was ignored. Good thing too because the combined forces were wiped out by another one of Koshinaka’s Hip Attacks. Sakaguchi won the Rumble when he last eliminated Hirata with the God’s Right Knee. Michiaki Nakano from Souken Holdings presented Sakaguchi with the match prize then tried to roll him up to win the Iron Man Title. Sakaguchi easily stopped him with a stomp.

Safety and ring awareness was of the upmost importance in the IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match. Mizuki Watase and trainee Keigo Nakamura demonstrated the rules to everybody using a baseball bat before the match began. The Lighttube even got its own entrance to the tune of “Tomaranai Ha~Ha” by Eikichi Yazawa. The challenger Asuka was left frustrated by Akito shielding himself with the Lighttube. When the action got going both wrestlers did what they could to avoid breaking or landing on it. Things got so overwhelming that Asuka focused so much on a strike exchange she didn’t realise Akito held up the Lighttube to block a Middle Kick. Asuka smashed the Lighttube with her kick, meaning she lost the match! Akito apologised to Asuka for any insults he made about her in the buildup to the match. It’s okay if she hates him as long as she likes DDT more and more. Akito then announced he will be choosing his next challenger for the DDT Extreme Title.

Saki Akai had a few brief chances at beating Yoshiko. She hit the Rookie Award after Yoshiko missed a Diving Senton. She also gave her the Quetzalcoatl but Yoshiko was able to grab a rope to break the pin. Akai kicked out of a 2nd rope Diving Senton but another one from the top put her away. Yoshiko stepped on Akai’s head while flipping everyone off after the match. In her post-match interview she called the Quetzalcoatl a shallow move. Akai disagrees. Her move has a 100% success rate and Yoshiko only avoided defeat because she landed close enough to the ropes. As far as Akai is concerned, her finishing move hasn’t been beaten yet.

Kota Umeda pulled double duty for one of his few remaining DDT appearances left. His tag match was a DNA reunion with Kouki Iwasaki, Kazusada Higuchi and Ryota Nakatsu. Higuchi got the win for his team by cutting off Umeda’s kicks with a Lariat. He used his old Goten finisher to get the three count as well. The four of them reminisced about DNA backstage after the match. Higuchi mentioned the DNA shirt he wore to the ring was something he kept because it was so important. Today was his chance to wear it again.

The proper show opener saw Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase defeat Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani. Katsumata & Iino were pleased to win a match on the big stage. Watase was the odd man out in the match because he is not a part of a unit. However he is still connected to the others through DNA so he was able to channel that energy to mesh with the ALL OUT wrestlers.

There were two pre-show matches. The latter one was presented by Tokyo Joshi Pro. The trio of Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino were victorious over Natsumi Maki, Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi.

The other pre-show match was an exhibition bout between Kota Umeda and trainee Keigo Nakamura. Rather than beat him with a Crab Hold, Umeda just kicked the rookie in the chest instead.

Part of the introduction video involved a comedy skit between Ryota Yamasato and Danshoku Dieno. Yamazato was reminded to behave or else he will get fireworks shoved up his backside as ordered by his new wife.