DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAIWAN RAMEN~” Results

September 17, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAIWAN RAMEN~”, 17/09/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre
249 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Matsunaga pinned Shimatani with a Cradle (6:22).
2. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno defeated MAO, Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi when Hirata pinned Oishi with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (9:08).
3. Do Not Stop The DDT Video Group Camera! 2 Vs 1 Handicap Match: Yumehito Imanari defeated Super Sasadango Machine & Norikazu Fujioka when Imanari pinned Machine with the Chubby Knee (7:53).
4. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda when KUDO pinned Honda with the Diving Double Knee Drop (10:04).
5. The Strongest Oyaji Decision Match: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Tanomusaku Toba by Knockout with a Right High Kick (6:18).
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino when Endo pinned Iino with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (16:20).
7. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special Tag Match: Meiko Satomura & HARASHIMA defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase when HARASHIMA pinned Watase with the Somato (12:09).

Meiko Satomura gave Shigehiro Irie the Death Valley Bomb then held him back while HARASHIMA pinned Mizuki Watase with the Somato. Satomura told the crowd afterward that she wants to appeal her way of life in DDT because she has pride in what she has accomplished in joshi.

A missed Spear ruined ALL OUT’s chances of beating DAMNATION in their latest showdown. Yuki Iino targeted Tetsuya Endo but a well timed dodge led Iino Spearing into Konosuke Takeshita instead. Endo capitalised with the Handspring Leg Lariat and Swivel Torture Rack Bomb to win.

Yukio Sakaguchi and Tanomusaku Toba both focused on trying to get either a knockout win or a submission over the other. A clash between Sakaguchi’s High Kick and Toba’s Right Hook ended in Sakaguchi’s favour and Yukinori Matsui stopped the match when Toba hit the canvas with no sign of recovery. After the match Sakaguchi reminisced about the old days and thanked Toba for bringing him back to his entry to DDT 6 years ago. He asked for another match sometime but Toba pleaded with him not to do it. Shuten-dōji then invited Toba to join them for a toast but they did not have a drink for him, so Toba grabbed tea from a spectator.

Before the DDT Video Group 3 Way Match began, Yumehito Imanari revealed that he is quitting his role in the team and part of it is Super Sasadango Machine’s fault! Norikazu Fujioka pleaded with him to change his mind otherwise the entire team would collapse without him. Imanari then proposed to change the match into a 2 Vs 1 Handicap Match. If Imanari loses to Sasadango & Fujioka then he will not quit the Video Team. Fujioka tried to stand up and act tough but Sasadango reminded him he doesn’t have the body or the training to wrestle. Fujioka proved Sasadango wrong by doing a Hurricanrana. Unfortunately he did it to Sasadango instead of Imanari. That led to Imanari hitting Sasadango with the Chubby Knee to win the match. Sasadango accepted defeat and said he and Fujioka will do their best to run DDT’s video production without Imanari. However Imanari had a change in heart and decided he will keep working with them when he can while he wrestles for Ganbare☆Wrestling.

Kazuki Hirata survived the Miracle Ecstasy from Makoto Oishi. He then countered the Jikiden Tornado Clutch into the Miracle One Shot Cradle to get DISASTER BOX the win. This was good progress for the Hirata, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno as they prepare for their KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match next month.

A big entertainment news story in Japan currently is the retirement of singer Namie Amuro. The DDT wrestler most effected by this news is Nobuhiro Shimatani. He wanted to sing her songs because her music changed his entire life. Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga did what they could to stop him. Booing 2018 won the match and to add insult to injury, sang and danced along to one of Namie Amuro’s songs afterwards. Takagi didn’t know the lyrics so he just hummed along to the music.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKADORO~” Results

September 16, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKADORO~”, 16/09/2018
Osaka Suminoe Maiko Hall
306 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. 3 Way Tag Match: KUDO & Keisuke Ishii defeated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani and MAO & Kazusada Higuchi when Ishii pinned Shimatani with a Running Knee Attack (8:39).
2. Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi defeated Yuni & Yuki Iino when Honda pinned Iino with a Jackknife Pin (9:15).
3. Two Big Single Match! ~Minami~: Toru Owashi, Super Sasadango Machine & Yukinori Matsui defeated Daisuke Kiso by Disqualification (6:21).
4. Sanshiro Takagi & Hiroaki Moriya defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Takagi pinned Takanashi with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (7:50).
5. Two Big Single Match! ~Kita~: Jun Kasai defeated Yuki Ueno with the Pearl Harbor Splash (12:12).
6. Battle In The Big Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Meiko Satomura, HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata when Sasaki submitted Hirata with the Cross Facelock (15:36).
7. RENEGADES Vs ALL OUT!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase when Takeshita pinned Watase with the Surprise Rose (16:49).

Konosuke Takeshita was motivated to have a good performance today to make up for missing the previous DDT show in Osaka because of his injury. His healed shoulder was turned into a target by RENEGADES. Both Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase did what they could to try and destroy Takeshita’s shoulder. But Takeshita escaped from danger and pinned Watase with the Surprise Rose to give himself & Akito the victory. After the match Takeshita said that Osaka will always flow in his blood. He was born in Suminoe, lived there until he was three years old and lived in Osaka until he turned 18. His goal is to bring DDT to bigger buildings in Osaka!

A fight broke out after Match #6 when Daisuke Sasaki tried to steal the KO-D Openweight Title while the rest of DAMNATION blocked off Meiko Satomura. The champion got her way past them and struck Sasaki with an Elbow Smash. Sasaki gave the belt back while HARASHIMA tried to calm Satomura down.

Jun Kasai beat Yuki Ueno up a bit but the youngster earned his respect. Kasai mentioned after the match he could still see life and cockiness in Ueno’s eyes. He told Ueno they can fight again any time and he wanted to shake his hand. Ueno instead gave him both middle fingers. Kasai was left wondering what kind of education does DDT put its young wrestlers through? He also tried to sneak in a call for election votes before Hisaya Imabayashi could cut him off.

Sanshiro Takagi asked Hiroaki Moriya to get involved with the ALL DOIN match later this month. Unfortunately a scheduling conflict prevents Moriya from joining in. He promised to work with Takagi again the next time DDT comes to Suminoe.

There was no video equipment set up in the venue so Super Sasadango Machine posted today’s PowerPoint presentation to Twitter for everyone to see. Sasadango worked out that Toru Owashi has a better win-loss record as a comedy wrestler than as a serious wrestler. So Sasadango’s plan today had three steps involved. 1) Anger Owashi by encouraging the audience to boo him. 2) Have Sasadango switch places with Hisaya Imabayashi in a Sasadango disguise so he could ambush Owashi, making him even more mad. 3) Trick the angered Owashi into attacking the referee. Owashi did indeed hit Daisuke Kiso with a Lariat by accident. Yukinori Matsui came into the ring and Owashi pleaded innocence until Kiso got up and gave both of them a Headlock/Headscissors combo. Somehow, Matsui declared that was illegal and disqualified Kiso! Sasadango, Owashi and Matsui were then declared the winners.


Takeshita Back In Action, Umeda And HARUKAZE Out Of Action

September 14, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKADORO~”, 16/09/2018
Osaka Suminoe Maiko Hall

1. Two Big Single Match! ~Minami~: Toru Owashi Vs Super Sasadango Machine
2. Two Big Single Match! ~Kita~: Jun Kasai Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi Vs Yuni & Yuki Iino
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs MAO & Kazusada Higuchi Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii
5. Sanshiro Takagi & Hiroaki Moriya Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. RENEGADES Vs ALL OUT!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
7. Battle In The Big Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Meiko Satomura, HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Konosuke Takeshita is back from his injury a few shows earlier than planned and he wants to get right back into the action.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAIWAN RAMEN~”, 17/09/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre

1. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO, Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi
2. Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. Do Not Stop The DDT Video Group Camera! 3 Way Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Norikazu Fujioka Vs Yumehito Imanari
5. The Strongest Oyaji Decision Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Tanomusaku Toba
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
7. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special Tag Match: Meiko Satomura & HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

The question I have here is what does Takeshita want to do for Sumo Hall next month?

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE SHINKIBA?”, 22/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Hyper Misao Vs Hinano
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Kamifuku
3. Reika Saiki & Miu Vs Yuu & Raku
4. Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
5. Azusa Takigawa Debut 3rd Anniversary Memorial Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Miyu Yamashita
6. Mizuki Vs Maki Ito

Maki Ito is dominating the Dramatic General Election at the moment. Can this momentum be transferred into the wrestling ring when she faces her former teammate?

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018”, 23/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match ~ Booing 2018 New Member Audition: Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs X
0. Under Match: Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai & Yuni
1. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Ethan Page
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba, Keisuke Okuda & Yumehito Imanari
3. Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Iino Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase
4. Road To Ryogoku! 10-Man Elimination Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno & Super Sasadango Machine
5. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Kasai, Sabu & X Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
7. KO-D Openweight Title – Survival 3 Way Match: Meiko Satomura (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Danshoku Dieno

Kota Umeda is having more problems with his left knee and has opted to miss this show to take care of it. Keisuke Okuda takes his place in Match #2.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “CAN YOU CELEBRATE? 2018”, 29/09/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Spring! Summer! Autumn! Spring Comes Without Winter! Ganjo Special Tag Match!: Moeka Haruhi & Sumire Natsu Vs Yuu Yamagata & Shiori Akiba
2. Roar of POWER OF DREAM: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Kouki Iwasaki

HARUKAZE is out with an achilles tendon injury. Yuu Yamagata is now added to the women’s match and the teams are switched around a bit. Moeka Haruhi & Sumire Natsu were supposed to be opponents but will now team together.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #17” Results

September 11, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #17”, 11/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
165 Fans – No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match I: Keisuke Ishii defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Running Knee Attack (5:59).
0. NO TV Match II ~ “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji Appears In His 4th NO TV Match!: Soma Takao defeated Makoto Oishi with the Gin And Tonic (9:56).
1. MAO defeated Ryan Davidson with the Peach☆Clutch (7:13).
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazusada Higuchi when Owashi pinned Takanashi with a Collapsed La Magistral Cradle (8:43).
3. 3 Way Match: Jun Kasai defeated Antonio Honda and Kazuki Hirata when Kasai pinned Honda with the Pearl Harbour Splash (10:20).
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Nobuhiro Shimatani attacked the referee (2:26).
4a. Rematch: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Takeshita pinned Shimatani with a Crucifix Pin (11:01).
5. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Shinya Aoki defeated Kota Umeda with a Foot Choke (6:42).
6. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated Meiko Satomura & Daisuke Sasaki when Irie pinned Satomura with the Beast Bomber (14:15).

The unusual pairing of Meiko Satomura and Daisuke Sasaki could not put aside their differences against RENEGADES. Sasaki kept trying to avoid being tagged in whenever he could. Satomura hit him hard when she was able to tag him. Sasaki did wrestle seriously against Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase but when the moment was right for him to betray Satomura, he took it. Sasaki hit Satomura with a Thrust Kick and left her for dead so Irie could hit her with the Beast Bomber. Satomura still had strength left in her and she proved it by kicking out of the Missile Kick Piledriver combo from RENEGADES. But another Beast Bomber from Irie put her down for the count. Irie told Satomura that there is a difference in power between men and women. She will be destroyed in Korakuen Hall to the point that she won’t get back up.

When Satomura left ringside, Irie’s promo was interrupted by a video message from Danshoku Dieno. In the message Dieno said he will get revenge on Irie for attacking him but he won’t be a coward. He will fight Irie face to face! Dieno’s music hit and RENEGADES faced the entrance waiting for Dieno to come out. Dieno snuck into the ring from a different angle and blinded everyone with Milk Mist! He then gave Irie the Danshoku Driver. Dieno got on the microphone and acted like he did what he promised. He attacked Irie head on. Now they have to wait until 23rd September for the Survival 3 Way Match. Dieno wonders if Satomura will survive today’s defeat and continue fighting? Will Irie rip apart two people in the ring? Whatever will happen, Dieno will come out of it as the KO-D Openweight Champion!

Kota Umeda kicked away Shinya Aoki’s hand when he was offered a handshake. Bad move! Aoki took Umeda’s kicks and grappled him down to the canvas. Umeda gained momentum with a Dragon Suplex, a Brainbuster and a PK but as soon as Aoki trapped him in a Foot Choke it was all over for Umeda.

Aoki thanked Umeda for the match then talked about the other reason why he stepped into the DDT ring today. Aoki wants to challenge HARASHIMA for the DDT Extreme Title! Aoki is aware that HARASHIMA will get to choose the match stipulation so he asked for the match rules to be sent to him within a week. He will accept either a hand written message or a PDF document. Tetsuya Koda and Hisaya Imabayashi argued over when to book the match and agreed to have it at the 21st October Korakuen show. HARASHIMA welcomed Aoki to the harsh world of EXTREME!

The DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT match was called off when Nobuhiro Shimatani interfered and struck Yukinori Matsui with the DAMNATION placard from the DNA Draft. Konosuke Takeshita stood up from the commentary table and confronted Shimatani. It’s not time for Takeshita’s official return from injury but he asked Koda if the match could restart as a 6-Man Tag with him and Shimatani both included. The match restarted and while Takeshita got his hands on Shimatani, DAMNATION quickly targeted his injured shoulder. It was clear that Takeshita wasn’t ready to return but he was still able to pin Shimatani with a Crucifix to get ALL OUT the win. Takeshita told Akito & Yuki Iino about his frustrations while he was out of action. Now that he is back he wants to wrestle at the rest of this week’s DDT shows.

Jun Kasai used his goggles to protect his eyes from Antonio Honda’s Shining Gongitsune attack. After he won the 3 Way Match, Kasai again got in trouble for talking about the Dramatic General Election while standing inside the ring.

You don’t use La Magistral Cradle on Toru Owashi. You just don’t! Masahiro Takanashi learned that the hard way. The return of DISASTER BOX is getting Owashi his groove back.

Ryan Davidson’s final match on his first tour of DDT ended in defeat to MAO. He got time to say goodbye to the crowd and promised he will be back.

Soma Takao ignored Makoto Oishi’s handshake after their match.

Keisuke Ishii won his match with a Running Knee Strike instead of the usual Kneel Kick.

DDT gave its first update for the Dramatic Election standings. DAMNATION are leading the Unit Election with 261 votes, Shuten-dōji are second with 185 votes and The Compliance are third with 128 votes. Over on the individual side, Maki Ito has stormed ahead of everyone else with 244 votes! The rest of the field making up the current Top 20 have between 68 down to 14 votes.


Tomorrow’s Maji Manji, Mizuki Vs Ito

September 10, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #17”, 11/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match I: Keisuke Ishii Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
0. NO TV Match II ~ “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji Appears In His 4th NO TV Match!: Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
1. MAO Vs Ryan Davidson
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazusada Higuchi
3. 3 Way Match: Jun Kasai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
5. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Kota Umeda
6. Meiko Satomura & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

This week will be a little quiet, schedule wise. There is the latest Maji Manji taking place tomorrow and a small Ganbare☆Wrestling event on Thursday then that’s it until the weekend.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE SHINKIBA?”, 22/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Azusa Takigawa Debut 3rd Anniversary Memorial Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Miyu Yamashita
2. Mizuki Vs Maki Ito

The Ito Respect Army explodes!


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TORA NO SHUIN~” Results

September 9, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TORA NO SHUIN~”, 09/09/2018
Kanagawa Odawara Arena Sub Arena
141 Fans

1. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Ueno pinned Shimatani with the Frog Splash (8:31).
2. Kazuki Hirata defeated Mizuki Watase with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (7:02).
3. Odawara Tornado Tag Match: Akito & Gota Ihashi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
3a. Sudden Death Free Throw: Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga (1) defeated Akito & Gota Ihashi (0).
4. Yuki Iino Knock On Series Round 3: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yuki Iino with a Buchikamashi (7:59).
5. Keisuke Ishii & Yoshihiko defeated Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi when Yoshihiko pinned Honda with the Reincarnation (11:47).
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO when Endo submitted Takanashi with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (12:56).
7. Odawara Specialty! Kamaboko Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Jun Kasai defeated Shigehiro Irie & Ryan Davidson when HARASHIMA pinned Davidson with the Somato (12:29).

The combined power of the Pearl Harbour Splash followed by the Somato won the main event for HARASHIMA & Jun Kasai. The match was a special occasion for Kasai because today is his 44th birthday! HARASHIMA then said today is also his mother’s birthday! He also promised to follow Kasai on Twitter, which he did after the show.

Keisuke Ishii interviewed Yoshihiko after their victory. Ishii pointed out that neither of them are part of any of the units in this year’s Dramatic General Election. He asked if Yoshihiko is interested in forming a new unit with him but he only got silence in return.

Kazusada Higuchi used his sumo strength to push Yuki Iino full force into the turnbuckles to beat him.

Match #3 was supposed to be a Battle Of Wimbledon match but there was no tennis equipment available in the venue. Instead they found a basketball and created the Odawara Tornado Tag Match. For every second a wrestler gets in a pin attempt, they get a free throw at the basketball hoop next to the ring. Nobody was able to make the shot and the match ended in a draw after ten minutes. A sudden death shootout determined the winning team. Tomomatsu Matsunaga was the only person to make his shot so Booing 2018 won!


DDT “WE WILL HAVE OUR SECOND MEETING! 2018” Results

September 8, 2018

DDT “WE WILL HAVE OUR SECOND MEETING! 2018”, 08/09/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
210 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Keisuke Ishii & MAO defeated Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani when MAO pinned Shimatani with the Michinoku Driver I (9:19).
2. Narimasu Three Big Single Match!: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Ryan Davidson with the Doctor Bomb (9:35).
3. Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Okuda defeated Akito & Yuki Iino when Oishi pinned Iino with a Jackknife Pin (6:50).
4. Narimasu Three Big Single Match!: Yumehito Imanari defeated Antonio Honda with a Samson Clutch (12:24).
5. Narimasu Three Big Single Match! ~ Loser DVD “Kazuki Hirata Exercise & Stretch” Purchased Falls Count Anywhere Match: Sanshiro Takagi (8) defeated Kazuki Hirata (1) (12:20).
5a. Sanshiro Takagi (1) pinned Kazuki Hirata (0) with a Lariat (0:08).
5b. Sanshiro Takagi (2) pinned Kazuki Hirata (0) with a Power Bomb (0:21).
5c. Sanshiro Takagi (3) submitted Kazuki Hirata (0) with a Back STF (0:39).
5d. Sanshiro Takagi (4) pinned Kazuki Hirata (0) when Hirata was thrown into the ring post (1:57).
5e. Sanshiro Takagi (5) pinned Kazuki Hirata (0) with a Brainbuster (3:40).
5f. Sanshiro Takagi (6) submitted Kazuki Hirata (0) with a Cobra Twist (5:08).
5g. Sanshiro Takagi (7) pinned Kazuki Hirata (0) with the Punk Free Avalanche Brainbuster (7:20).
5h. Sanshiro Takagi (8) pinned Kazuki Hirata (0) with a Dropkick (9:33).
5i. Kazuki Hirata (1) pinned Sanshiro Takagi (8) with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (12:20).
6. Shuten-dōji Vs RENEGADES!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi when Irie pinned Takanashi with the Beast Bomber (11:05).
7. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when Ueno pinned Paulie with a Frankensteiner (18:24).

Today’s result is a good sign for DISASTER BOX as they prepare for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match next month. HARASHIMA hit Mad Paulie with the Standing Somato, stunning Paulie long enough for Yuki Ueno to pin him with a Frankensteiner. HARASHIMA encouraged the newborn DISASTER BOX to rise rapidly and win the titles from DAMNATION!

DDT had 50 copies of Kazuki Hirata’s exercise DVD still in stock that they needed to get rid of. They were able to sell 41 of them up until today’s show and came to the conclusion that nobody else will buy the remaining copies. Sanshiro Takagi wanted Hirata to buy the remaining 9 copies but Hirata refused. They agreed to make their match a 60 minute time limit Falls Count Anywhere match set for 9 falls! Every time a wrestler lost a fall they are forced to buy a DVD for 3,000 yen a piece. All 9 falls had to be done within the 60 minutes. Takagi won the first 8 falls but failed to make a clean sweep when Hirata caught him in the Miracle One Shot Cradle to win the final fall. That was enough of a moral victory to satisfy Hirata. Plus he now gets 8 votes for the Dramatic General Election because he spent 24,000 yen at the DDT merch table! I guess there’s no rules prohibiting the contestants from buying their own voting ballots to vote for themselves.

The unlikely pairing of Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Okuda had trouble meshing together but they ultimately pulled it off in the end. Oishi positioned himself in front of Yuki Iino and provoked Okuda to come and kick him. Oishi dodged it and Okuda kicked Iino. Oishi then pinned Iino with a Jackknife.

After intermission Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga came out to make an announcement. They are displeased over Booing 2018 being left off the 23rd September Korakuen Hall show. They also noticed that DDT for the last few years has been light on showcasing independent wrestlers. DDT is owned by CyberAgent (in fact the Korakuen show takes place on the 1st anniversary of the sale) but they will always remember their past as an indie league. So they want to hold a special audition match on the Korakuen pre-show with the goal of recruiting new independent wrestlers, local wrestlers and student wrestlers for a massive dream indie show called “ALL DOIN”! Takagi is aware of the super indie show called “ALL IN” that recently took place in America. He admits this idea is probably a rip off. He wants anybody in Japan interested in taking part to DM him on social media with the hashtag #ALLDOIN.