Last Heaven Summit Block Matches, Tokyo Princess Cup Draw, DDT And BASARA Visitors For July

June 16, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 38 WU”, 25/06/2017
Nagoya Sportiva Arena

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Best Stretchman V3 Vs Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (8) Vs Ryuichi Sekine (6)
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (6) Vs Ryota Nakatsu (4)
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka (4) Vs FUMA (6)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: SAGAT (0) Vs Gouma Ryu (0)

These are the final matches in the group stage. A Block will be decided by Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Ryuichi Sekine. If Sekine wins then the top spot will be tied and a tiebreaker will take place on the final show. In B Block Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and FUMA are chasing each other on different paths. Ryota Nakatsu and Isami Kodaka can not only ruin some runs but could find a way to sneak into a tiebreaker situation if they both win.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 4TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP OPENER”, 02/07/2017
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1A: Reika Saiki Vs Nodoka-oneesan
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1B: Nonoko Vs Mizuki
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1C: Syoko Nakajima Vs Maho Kurone
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1D: Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuna Manase
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Miyu Yamashita

The current TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion is drawn against the first ever champion in the opening round.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.34 ~STARTING OVER~”, 04/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mike Bailey & Cody Hall Vs Diego & Rekka
2. Shiro Koshinaka & Kotaro Suzuki Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial Final Battle: Hideki Suzuki, Jun Kasai, NOSAWA Rongai & Gurukun Mask Vs Dai Suzuki
4. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs MAO
5. Kazusada Higuchi Graduation Memorial Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Special Single Match: Koji Kanemoto Vs Mizuki Watase
7. MAIN GIG: Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno

MAO gets a big match against Tetsuya Endo.

BASARA “VAJRA 39 ~UCHOUTEN SKY~”, 05/07/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: Winner Of A Block Vs Winner Of B Block

Magnitude Kishiwada, Abdullah Kobayashi and Naoki Tanizaki will be on the show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM NIWATORI KASHIWA MESHI~”, 08/07/2017
Fukuoka Kokura Pastel Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuni

Trueno Guerrero and Tessho from Gamshara Pro Wrestling will be on the show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 09/07/2017
Hakata Star Lane

1. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Joey Ryan
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi

YaroZ’s next defence is against Shuten-dōji.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 4TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP 2ND ROUND”, 15/07/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Winner Of 1A Vs Yuu
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Winner Of 1B Vs Azusa Takigawa
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Winner Of 1C Vs Itoh Maki
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Winner Of 1D Vs Winner Of 1E

Yuu, Azusa Takigawa and Itoh Maki drew the lucky spots that give them byes into the 2nd round.


Fighting Beer Garden 2017 Schedule

June 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Just a quick update on who is hosting each of the Beer Garden shows this year.


King Of DDT Semi-Finals Set, Bailey Ready For Title Shot, Suzuki’s Last Stand

June 6, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 10/06/2017
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii
2. Anton Trials 1st Battle!: Mad Paulie (140kg) Vs Antonio Honda (100kg)
3. Gay! Sumo Wrestling Idol! Enchanted Tag Match: Danshoku Dino & Toru Owashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
4. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Lassera! Aomori Specialty Nebu Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Mike Bailey, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase

Antonio Honda is being put through a series of matches against heavier opponents. First up is Mad Paulie.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 11/06/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Anton Trials 2nd Battle!: Toru Owashi (110kg) Vs Antonio Honda (100kg)
3. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
4. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase
5. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao

The KO-D Tag Team Champions are looking to hold on to the titles long enough to defend them at a YaroZ show.

Shunma Katsumata & MAO will be entering the Global Junior Heavyweight Tag League in NOAH next month. As part of preparations they’re being pitted against Shuten-dōji.

Honda’s second match in his trial is against Toru Owashi. It’s a lighter opponent than Paulie but Owashi is still a big lad.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 17/06/2017
Hiroshima JMS Aster Plaza

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Danshoku Dino & Rey Paloma Vs Antonio Honda & Saki Akai
3. Soma Takao Vs Mad Paulie
4. Sanshiro Takai, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Makoto Oishi, Kenshin Chikano & Lowther
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & MAO
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Mike Bailey, Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
7. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi

Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shunma Katsumata is a rematch from King Of DDT Round 1. Sakaguchi almost knocked Katsumata’s jaw off with the Right Knee Of God. Hopefully Katsumata keeps his guard up this time.

DDT “WRESTLE FEST IN MATSUYAMA 2017”, 18/06/2017
Matsuyama City Community Center – Planning Exhibition Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Saki Akai
2. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Diego
3. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
4. Good Luck! Matsuyama Two Big Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Kouki Iwasaki
5. Good Luck! Matsuyama Two Big Single Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazusada Higuchi
6. Wrestling If You Do It Like This Matsuyama Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

DDT and Big Japan are running a double shot in Matsuyama. This is the DDT card running in the day time. Big Japan will hold their show later at night.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RAINY MELODY 2017”, 24/06/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. New And Old Masked Women Showdown!: HARUKAZE Vs Bambi
2. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die!: The Ganbare Corps Appear!: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter Vs X & X
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs New York Head Hunters: Ken Ohka, Yukihiro Abe & Yumehito Imanari Vs KENSO, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Hollywood GOTA

Now that the obsession of replacing Ganbare☆Wrestling with a knock off has gone away, KENSO is back to being himself. He and KAZMA SAKAMOTO are now using their history with WWE to motivate them and they recruited Gota Ihashi to their cause. The power has already gone to Ihashi’s head because he is now Hollywood GOTA in Ganpuro.

Shuichiro Katsumura was convinced by Ganbare The Great to team with him. Turns out he was also convinced to put on a mask and become Ganbare The Shooter for the occassion.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 25/06/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito
2. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie
3. King Of DDT 2017 – Final: X Vs X

HARASHIMA has beaten Shigehiro Irie in every singles meeting they’ve ever had. Irie knows that if he can beat HARASHIMA then he will win the King Of DDT.

Akito and Tetsuya Endo spent their time at the press conference bickering about whether or not Endo is a hard working person only pretending to be a rebel. Akito teased Endo by revealing how much time he spends training and preparing his meals. Endo denies this and tried to convince everyone he is a lazy jerk who only eats Cup Noodles.

DDT “ARIO KITASUNA PRO WRESTLING FESTIVAL ~DDT PRO WRESTLING IS COMING!~”, 01/07/2017
Tokyo Ario Kitasuna 1F Leaf Court

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda & Cherry
2. Mike Bailey, Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

NωA celebrates its one year anniversary at the Ario Kitasuna shopping mall in Tokyo. A mat will be used for the fighting area but let’s not even pretend the fighting will stay there.

DDT “HELLO FROM SHINJUKU VILLAGE 2017”, 02/07/2017
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Mike Bailey
*Mike Bailey will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

Former KO-D Tag Champions collide with the KO-D Openweight Title on the line! Mike Bailey won himself a Right To Challenge Contract and is setting his sights on a title match in Shinjuku in one month’s time.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.34 ~STARTING OVER~”, 04/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial Final Battle: Hideki Suzuki, Jun Kasai, NOSAWA Rongai & Gurukun Mask Vs Dai Suzuki
2. Kazusada Higuchi Graduation Memorial Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Special Single Match: Koji Kanemoto Vs Mizuki Watase
4. MAIN GIG: Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno

The final match in Dai Suzuki’s trial is a real doozy. He is in a 4 Vs 1 Handicap Tag match but all four opponents have to pin him within the 7 minute time limit. Suzuki only has to beat one opponent or last until the time expires. If Suzuki loses the entire match then he will be banished from DNA!

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DAI SUZUKI DEBUT 4TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE ~TODAY, INEXPERIENCED 2017~”, 08/07/2017
Tochigi Sogo Bunka Center Sub Hall

1. Ganpuro Three Big Single Match ~ Philosopher Of The Fat Vs Philosopher Of The Ring: Yumehito Imanari Vs Yasu Urano
2. Ganpuro Three Big Single Match ~ Forgotten K Again: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs KAZMA SAKAMOTO
3. Ganpuro Three Big Single Match ~ Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Naoshi Sano
4. Dai Suzuki Local Triumphant Match: Dai Suzuki & Rekka Vs Shiro Koshinaka & GENTARO

If Dai Suzuki gets kicked out of DNA then at least he has Ganpuro to welcome him home to Tochigi. His homecoming involves Shiro Koshinaka coming over too.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 09/07/2017
Hakata Star Lane

1. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Joey Ryan

Joey Ryan has a DDT Extreme Title shot waiting for him when he returns to Japan next month. Maybe he’ll have the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title with him, maybe he won’t.


Trans-Am ★ Family Lead Itadaki, Sasaki Vs Honda No DQ, “AUDIENCE 2017” Card

May 16, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 37 ~PARTY~ SUMPTUOUS FEAST”, 17/05/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ryuji Ito, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe Vs Masamune, Yusuke Kubo & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA (2) Vs Ryota Nakatsu (2)
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka (2) Vs Gouma Ryu (0)
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (4) Vs SAGAT (0)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (0) Vs Takato Nakano (0)
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (4) Vs Best Stretchman V3 (2)

The two Trans-Am ★ Family wrestlers are currently undefeated in both Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ blocks.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 21/05/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Koji Yoshida
2. Toru Owashi, KUDO & Tomoya Vs Soma Takao, Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Hokkaido Specialty! Abashiri Outdoor Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs
4. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Smile Squash Vs DNA!: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Kouki Iwasaki & MAO
6. DDT Extreme Title Match – No DQ Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Antonio Honda
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles Decision Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie

Antonio Honda suggested to Daisuke Sasaki that they should have no disqualifications in their DDT Extreme Title match. Sasaki has been beating Honda with Low Blows and other dirty tactics while Honda recently pinned Sasaki by going the same route. So why try to hide the cheating?

DDT “AUDIENCE 2017”, 28/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
1. Saki Akai & Heidi Katrina Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Toru Owashi, Hirata Collection A.T. & Hiranito Collection A.T. Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Smile Squash Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Akito & X
5. Super Sasadango Machine Return: Sanshiro Takagi & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Minoru Suzuki & Rocky Kawamura
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Royce Isaacs
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Yasu Urano
*Yasu Urano will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

ALL OUT will debut a new member on the show. No hints have been given so far in regards to who it could be.

Shuji Ishikawa appears in DDT for the first time since winning the Champion Carnival.

Daiki Shimomura’s Italian cousin Hiranito Collection A.T. makes his debut, helping out Hirata Collection A.T. against Shuten-dōji.

Now that Sasaki’s dodgy translations are behind them, Saki Akai & Heidi Katrina have put aside their differences to form a tag team. They think they can be the best and most beautiful tag team in the world.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “NISHI E HIGASHI E 2017”, 31/05/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Debut Match: Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Vs Kaori Yoneyama
2. Karate Chop And Corkscrew Blow, Fusion Of Miracles!: Yukihiro Abe & Yumehito Imanari Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Chikara
3. Ganpuro Counting Again: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs GENTARO
4. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die! Decisive Battle!: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Ganbare The Great
5. When It Is A Match! Show Me Ganbare Soul!: Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Last month it was Kickboxing Vs Karate Chops. This month Kickboxing and Karate Chops will join forces!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN SHINJUKU!”, 04/06/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. The Debut From The First Year And A Half Showdown!: Nodoka-oneesan Vs Marika Kobashi
2. Now, Fighting Idol Vs Underground Idol Announcer! Special Single Match: Itoh Maki Vs Azusa Takigawa
3. Miss Tokyo Sports 2017 Struggle: Yuna Manase Vs Nonoko
4. Shinjuku Special Single Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki
5. Tokyo Joshi Pro The Smallest And Biggest Decisive Battle!: Syoko Nakajima Vs Reika Saiki
6. Grudge Settlement! Losing Unit Dissolution Match: Saki-nami & Martha (w/ Dr. Hayashi) Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki

Rika Tatsumi’s plan of bringing in a doctor to reveal Martha’s real identity backfired when the Dr. Hayashi switched sides to join SIN Biishiki-gun. Now there will be one more match between SIN Biishiki-gun and the Dragon Bombers. This time the losing team must disband!

Azusa Takigawa will go back to her underground idol days by reuniting her group Aime for one night only.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.34 ~STARTING OVER~”, 04/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi Graduation Memorial Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs X
2. MAIN GIG: Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno

It looks like the rookie Yuki Ueno is being given a headline spot for DNA’s return to Korakuen Hall. But the spotlight will be on Kazusada Higuchi for his final match in DNA before he goes full time to DDT.


DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~” Results

May 10, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~”, 10/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
796 Fans

1. Conflict Settlement! Thoroughbred Vs Mad Dog: LEONA defeated Mizuki Watase with a Running Elbow Bat (5:55).
2. 1st DNA Spring Character Festival: Royce Isaacs, Rekka & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuji Okabayashi, Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Yoshimura pinned Shimatani with the Throwaway Power Bomb (9:42).
*Naomi Yoshimura wins Nobuhiro Shimatani’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 3rd Battle: Go Shiozaki defeated Dai Suzuki with the Strong Lariat (5:28).
4. Spaceman Plancha Confrontation: TAKA Michinoku defeated MAO with the Just Facelock (9:19).
5. Osaka City Blooming Flower High School Classmate Confrontation: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuki Ueno with the German Suplex (6:58).
6. Third Degree Honesty: Kazushi Sakuraba defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Perfect Yurikamome Hold (6:58).
7. PREMIUM GIG – I Will Get The DNA Of Junior: Kotaro Suzuki defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Mass Driver (9:50).
8. MAIN GIG – DNA Strongest Decision: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Mike Bailey with the Goten (18:57).

How does that saying go, “If you come at the king, you best not miss?” Well, Mike Bailey didn’t exactly miss but Kazusada Higuchi was there ready and waiting for him with a bang. The main event of DNA’s first show in Korakuen Hall ended when Bailey went for the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop. While he was in the air Higuchi got up to his feet and caught Bailey on the way down with a Lariat. It was such a big hit that nothing could stop Higuchi from hitting the Goten afterwards to win.

The end of the show had Sanshiro Takagi come down to the ring for an announcement. Today Higuchi is graduating from DNA and from tomorrow he will be fully affiliated with DDT! Higuchi thanked Takagi but had one favour to ask in return. He wants to help DNA fill up Korakuen Hall when they return on 4th July so he asked if he could stay affiliated with DNA until then. Takagi accepted the request. Higuchi’s final match as a DNA wrestler takes place on 4th July.

For the last few months in DNA, Shunma Katsumata has bonded with Kotaro Suzuki as both an opponent and a teammate. He got to put everything he learned into one more test with Suzuki but sadly could not beat him. Suzuki countered the Swan Dive X Factor with a Rolling Elbow then hit the Blue Destiny. Katsumata kicked out but it was all over when Suzuki did the Mass Driver. Katsumata wishes he could have done more to win but if he relived the last two months in DNA he would not have changed a thing.

It’s not everyday you get to see Kazushi Sakuraba hit a Plancha but he did one to Kouki Iwasaki. He also twisted Iwasaki in knots but Iwasaki wouldn’t give up. Sakuraba eventually got bored so held Iwasaki’s shoulders down to the match for the three count. Iwasaki was left frustrated by the loss.

From the high school classroom to the wrestling ring, Yuki Ueno got to face his buddy Konosuke Takeshita one on one for the first time. Even though they are the same age the gap in experience is huge and Ueno faced an uphill battle throughout. Takeshita encouraged him to continue but the end result was of no surprise to anyone. What was surprising was Ueno slapping Takeshita’s hand away when he was offered a handshake after the match.

High dives out of the ring was promised in the match between MAO and TAKA Michinoku. MAO delivered with a Spaceman Topé Con Hilo. However a missed Cannonball 450 gave TAKA control of the match and MAO could never get back into it. He kicked out of the Super Kick but ultimately failed to fight off the Cross Facelock. TAKA was impressed with MAO’s dives. He really thought it looked like an alien was flying towards him. He also thinks MAO has the kind of body that can let him become a heavyweight without losing his agility. The match was important for MAO because he is from Tohoku, the home of Michinoku Pro. Plus he was a fan of TAKA when he was a kid.

Dai Suzuki came out with new gear and new music for the big occasion. Now he needs a new chest after Go Shiozaki obliterated it with Machine Gun Chops. A few Lariats and Brainbusters made the five minute match feel like an eternity for poor Suzuki. For the rest of his trial series Suzuki will got through a 4 Vs 1 gauntlet match. However to give him a decent chance to survive the seven minute time limit will apply to the four matches combined. Surely Suzuki can’t lose four times in seven minutes.

Naomi Yoshimura got his hands on a Right To Challenge Contract! He blocked a Tornado DDT from Nobuhiro Shimatani and countered a Cradle into a Power Slam. A painful landing from the Throwaway Power Bomb ended the match. Rekka said Yuji Okabayashi’s Chops hurts so much but he still wants to take them. He hopes to have a singles match with Okabayashi soon.

In a battle of Running Forearms and Elbow Smashes, LEONA came out on top against Mizuki Watase. As much as he tried to tough it out, one clean Elbow Bat put Watase down for the three count. He accepted the result and shook LEONA’s hand afterwards. Today was LEONA’s day but next time, Watase will get his!

DNA returns to Korakuen Hall on 4th July. DNA will also hold their own Beer Garden show in Shinjuku FACE on 5th August. That show is being advertised as the beginning of Chapter 3 for DNA.


KO-D Tag Titles Vacated, Ganbare☆Joshi Returns, Ganbare☆Climax

May 9, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~”, 10/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Conflict Settlement! Thoroughbred Vs Mad Dog: LEONA Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 1st DNA Spring Character Festival: Yuji Okabayashi, Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Royce Isaacs, Rekka & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 3rd Battle: Dai Suzuki Vs Go Shiozaki
4. Space Plancha Confrontation: TAKA Michinoku Vs MAO
5. Osaka City Blooming Flower High School Classmate Confrontation: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno
6. Third Degree Honesty: Kazushi Sakuraba Vs Kouki Iwasaki
7. PREMIUM GIG – I Will Get The DNA Of Junior: Kotaro Suzuki Vs Shunma Katsumata
8. MAIN GIG – DNA Strongest Decision: Mike Bailey Vs Kazusada Higuchi

The main event has even more on the line now that Kazusada Higuchi has a Right To Challenge contract in his possession.

BASARA “VAJRA 35 WU”, 12/05/2017
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Yusuke Kubo
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Best Stretchman V3 Vs Takato Nakano
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Gouma Ryu
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka Vs Ryota Nakatsu
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA Vs SAGAT

The first B Block matches take place here.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN KASUKABE”, 14/05/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Nonoko Vs Yuna Manase Vs Maho Kurone
2. Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Miyu Yamashita Vs Azusa Takigawa
4. Saki-nami Vs Rika Tatsumi
5. Yuu & Syoko Nakajima Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Reika Saiki

Yuka Sakazaki has her first match back since September 2016.

Rika Tatsumi will be bringing a doctor with her to prove that Saki-nami’s maid Martha is really a man in disguise.

BASARA “VAJRA 36 ~OSHU HAO~”, 14/05/2017
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

1. Yu Iizuka & Hiroshi Kondo Vs & Keisuke Goto
2. FUMA & Ken45 Vs SAGAT & Agu
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Ryuichi Sekine
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Yusuke Kubo Vs Best Stretchman V3
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Isami Kodaka
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Gouma Ryu

BASARA is bringing in some HEAT-Up wrestlers for their trip to Sendai.

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 20”, 14/05/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai Vs Mad Paulie & Heidi Katrina
2. Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs Vs Toru Owashi & Shigehiro Irie
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Antonio Honda & Keisuke Ishii
5. ALL OUT Vs DNA!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

The Saki Akai Vs Heidi Katrina feud continues.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 21/05/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Koji Yoshida
2. Toru Owashi, KUDO & Tomoya Vs Soma Takao, Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Hokkaido Specialty! Abashiri Outdoor Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs
4. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Smile Squash Vs DNA!: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Kouki Iwasaki & MAO
6. DDT Extreme Title Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Antonio Honda
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles Decision Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie

New No Fear have vacated the KO-D Tag Team Titles due to Yoshihiro Takayama’s injury. The new champions will be determined in a match between ALL OUT and Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie. Higuchi & Irie were chosen to be ALL OUT’s opponents because of their victory over HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey at “MAX BUMP 2017”. Also all four wrestlers in the match represent the future of DDT.

Daisuke Sasaki came up with a match idea for his DDT Extreme Title defence but got drunk afterwords and forgot about it.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “NISHI E HIGASHI E 2017”, 31/05/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Debut Match: Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Vs Kaori Yoneyama
2. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die! Decisive Battle!: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Ganbare The Great
3. When It Is A Match! Show Me Ganbare Soul!: Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Ganbare☆Wrestling is attempting to bring back its Ganbare☆Joshi brand. The joshi project came about for a show two years ago but nothing had been done with it since. After witnessing female shootboxers from around the world at the RIZIN Martial Arts EXPO, Ganpuro was inspired to bring the project back. This time Ganbare☆Joshi will be built around a brand new masked wrestler Ken Ohka is raising from scratch. The wrestler is actually Haruka Kato and she even admits as such but she is willing to reinvent herself. Her dream is to wrestle overseas and she hopes this experiment will help her achieve it. She hopes her new name will be something world class like Asuka. Her “debut” match will be against Kaori Yoneyama.

More details on the first Ganbare☆Climax emerged today. It will be a 16 man tournament open to both domestic and foreign wrestlers. Several Ganpuro wrestlers will participate but they will also be looking out for strong talent to fill in the remaining spots. It is a complete coincidence that a tournament of this calibur is taking place in Tokyo on the 11th, 12th and 13th August. Nope, no attempt at riding on another tournament’s coat tails here. None at all. Ken Ohka chose this date only because he wants to have wrestling on in the summer and the Climax refers to the end of summer. Nothing else!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN SHINJUKU!”, 04/06/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Now, Fighting Idol Vs Underground Idol Announcer! Special Single Match: Itoh Maki Vs Azusa Takigawa
2. Special Single Match: Nonoko Vs Yuna Manase
3. Special Single Match: Syoko Nakajima Vs Reika Saiki
4. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki

Nonoko challenges Yuna Manase to put her Miss Tokyo Sports Award on the line in a match.


Takayama Update, Urano’s Right To Challenge, Tokyo Dome

May 5, 2017

DDT “IBARAKI IS THE BEST 2017”, 06/05/2017
Ibaraki Tsukuba Capio

1. Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Keisuke Ishii & Masahiro Takanashi
2. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki
3. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey Vs Makoto Oishi
4. Hell Gate Of The Idol Challenge: Danshoku Dino Vs Shunma Katsumata
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Antonio Honda & Shigehiro Irie
6. Tsukuba Specialty! Gama Oil Selling Special 3 Way Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO

DDT has provided an update on Yoshihiro Takayama after his injury during yesterday’s show. Takayama suffered a cervical spinal cord injury and was diagnosed with degenerative cervical spondylosis. However he is still going under examinations so the diagnosis could change. With that said, Takayama will be out of action for a while and there is no date yet for his return.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRL’S FIGHT OUT #4”, 07/05/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Mizuki Vs Azusa Takigawa
2. 3 Way Match: Nonoko Vs Yuna Manase Vs Marika Kobashi
3. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Dragon Bombers: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
4. Mil Clown Goodbye Match: Yuu, Syoko Nakajima & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Mil Clown, Miyu Yamashita & Reika Saiki

A loaded match for Mil Clown’s farewell.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DANCE POPOCHOLINE 2017”, 07/05/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Decisive Battle! Osaka’s Tiger Vs Chiba’s Queen: Atsushi Maruyama Vs Bambi
2. Yumehito Vs “X”: Yumehito Imanari Vs X
3. Mixed Martial Arts Warfare ~ Kickboxing Vs Karate Chop: Tanomusaku Toba Vs Chikara
4. Great COSMOS 2017: Shuichiro Katsumura & Yukihiro Abe Vs Ganbare The Great & Takafumi Ito
5. GANPRO SUPERSTAR WAR!!: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Atsushi Maruyama Vs Bambi is added to the card.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~”, 10/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Conflict Settlement! Thoroughbred Vs Mad Dog: LEONA Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 1st DNA Spring Character Festival: Yuji Okabayashi, Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Royce Isaacs, Rekka & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 3rd Battle: Dai Suzuki Vs Go Shiozaki
4. Space Plancha Confrontation: TAKA Michinoku Vs MAO
5. Osaka City Blooming Flower High School Classmate Confrontation: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno
6. Third Degree Honesty: Kazushi Sakuraba Vs Kouki Iwasaki
7. PREMIUM GIG – I Will Get The DNA Of Junior: Kotaro Suzuki Vs Shunma Katsumata
8. MAIN GIG – DNA Strongest Decision: Mike Bailey Vs Kazusada Higuchi

A bunch of titles have been given to the matches again. This is going to be a regular part of the presentation.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 21/05/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. DDT Extreme Title Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Antonio Honda

The KO-D Tag Team Titles were supposed to be defended on this show but Takayama’s injury has put it into doubt. We’ll find out soon what DDT will do with the belts.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2017”, 28/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Super Sasadango Machine Return: Sanshiro Takagi & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Minoru Suzuki & Rocky Kawamura
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Royce Isaacs
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Yasu Urano
*Yasu Urano will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

Takayama was originally going to cash in his Right To Challenge Contract for a KO-D Openweight Title shot on this show. But his injury resulted in him losing to Yasu Urano by TKO. Urano was given the RTC contract because of this. I’m probably jumping the gun but Urano did give a big hint that he will cash in on the show instead of Takayama.

DDT “STREET WRESTLING IN TOKYO DOME”, 01/06/2017
Tokyo Dome

No People Street Wrestling Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Minoru Suzuki

The Street Wrestling match in the Tokyo Dome is going ahead! For security reasons there will be no spectators for the match between Sanshiro Takagi and Minoru Suzuki. It will just be them and the cameraman filming the match live for DDT UNIVERSE. The entire Tokyo Dome will be available for them to fight through.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN SHINJUKU!”, 04/06/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Now, Fighting Idol Vs Underground Idol Announcer! Special Single Match: Itoh Maki Vs Azusa Takigawa
2. Special Single Match: Syoko Nakajima Vs Reika Saiki
3. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki

Even though she has a poor win/loss record, Azusa Takigawa wants to put Itoh Maki in her place. Maki isn’t the only idol wrestler around here.

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

1. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: X, X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X, X & X
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs King Of DDT 2017 Winner

More championships! More wrestlers! More teams! More! More! More!