DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” Preview

July 13, 2019

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

0. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Presents Exhibition Match: Kota Umeda Vs Keigo Nakamura
0. Nihon Partner Kaikei Services Presents Tokyo Joshi Pro Under Match: Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi
1. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. DNA First Life Alumni Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
3. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2019: Saki Akai Vs Yoshiko
4. DDT Extreme Title – IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match: Akito (c) Vs Asuka
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Kurochan Vs Shiro Koshinaka Vs Furitsuke Kamen Vs Joey Ryan Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Pokotan Vs Yuki Kamifuku
6. Human Windmill 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki Vs Yukio Naya
7. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
8. O-40 Title – Weapon Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Danshoku Dieno
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Souken Holdings Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano
11. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACK OUT Presents: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

For the first time DDT’s annual supershow is being held inside Ota Ward Gymnasium for an ambitious experiment. This year’s “WRESTLE PETER PAN” will be a free show with tickets being given out through DDT’s website. At the time of writing two of the three sections advertised are sold out, the Arena seats and the A Stand seats. The B Stand seats are still available and whatever is left on the day of the show will be given out one way or another so expect a packed venue. Just ignore that there is a 350 yen processing fee, because of course there’s a processing fee. The goal of this event is to spread the name of DDT and the best way to do that is hold a free show inside a big building to attract fans new and old. DDT’s connections with CyberAgent and AbemaTV helped make this happen.

This show also kickstarts DDT’s goal for 2020, to approach the level of New Japan without sacrificing what makes DDT, well, DDT. During an interview with Yahoo Japan/Weekly Playboy, it was mentioned that DDT’s last peak happened five years ago. Seeds have been planted since then with the new generation of DDT wrestlers. If it takes five years for a new boom period to begin then DDT believes now is the time to strike! If it doesn’t work, then no matter. The show must go on and DDT will do what they can to avoid being repetitive.

So what is happening on the card? There is the return of this generation’s biggest feud over the top championship, a heel aims to destroy his babyface past, an MMA superstar faces the heart of DDT, a new championship for senior wrestlers is created, the next No. 1 Contender is being kept busy, the grandson of a famous sumo wrestler takes on one of the most skillful wrestlers around, a wacky Battle Royal will happen, only one lighttube will get smashed, a joshi rivalry is reignited and a class reunion leads to a farewell.

0. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Presents Exhibition Match: Kota Umeda Vs Keigo Nakamura

Kota Umeda is pulling double duty. His match on the main card is more important but DDT wants to give their newest trainee Keigo Nakamura some ring time so Umeda gets to wrestle twice. Also DDT has sponsored pre-show matches that need to be filled. Nakamura has had two previous exhibition matches and played minor roles in a few street wrestling matches this year so he is quickly getting the DDT experience.

0. Nihon Partner Kaikei Services Presents Tokyo Joshi Pro Under Match: Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi

The Tokyo Joshi Pro midcard get the Ota Ward spotlight this time around. Seems fair since the main eventers have now reached the level where they are getting bookings in America and Europe. While they are out flying the flag abroad, they are plenty of others around to represent TJPW at DDT’s biggest show. Rika Tatsumi is still finding her footing since coming back from an arm injury back in February. Her efforts to get into the title scene had been disrupted by drama over her former friend Hyper Misao joining the dark side. She also has her hands full wrestling the HiSPC class girls that came after her. The Bakuretsu Sisters may be going into Ota Ward as the new Tokyo Princess Tag Team Champions if things work out for them. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino have a title shot two days before “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. Natsumi Maki’s time in Tokyo Joshi has been free of the controversy that followed her when she debuted for the company in January. She formed the Pandemic Boo-Boo tag team with Hikari Noa and rarely takes the fall in losses. Yuna Manase is fresh out of reaching the Tokyo Princess Cup final. Her performance in that tournament seems to have breathed new life into her career so now the world is her oyster. Himawari Unagi won a fan vote to get into the Princess Cup and has gathered a following online over her love of bubble tea. She also teams with Manase a fair bit whenever she isn’t put with the rest of her classmates.

1. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani

The redundant DNA brand has its fingerprints all over the first two matches on the main card. Shunma Katsumata returned from his cheek bone fracture and with Yuki Iino got deep into the feud between ALL OUT and the Sendai Girls. Both of them are heading into this match as two thirds of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions. Joining them is Mizuki Watase who is still struggling to find a higher place on cards without Shigehiro Irie being there to prop him up. There is talent in Watase but a lot is still missing for him to step up. I don’t know if a move to BASARA or Ganbare☆Wrestling is needed to solve this problem but he looks like a man without a country right now. The other team is an unholy mix of DISASTER BOX and DAMNATION. The pair of Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura have to team with Nobuhiro Shimatani after they failed to become tag champions. Other than that things have been working out swimmingly for the two ever since Yoshimura joined DISASTER BOX. Shimatani has the most important job out of all the DAMNATION wrestlers on this show and that is to carry around the DAMNATION signboard.

2. DNA First Life Alumni Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki

The other DNA match involves multiple brands and is the last time Kota Umeda will wrestle in a big venue before he leaves the profession. Umeda is quitting DDT on 21st July to work for his family’s business in Kumamoto. Family has always been important to Umeda and he was going to go as far as retire from pro wrestling for them despite only being 24 years old. However DDT convinced him just to quit the company so if he ever wants to come back, he won’t be breaking any retirement vows. Umeda’s partner for his second last match is Kouki Iwasaki. He hasn’t looked back since joining Ganpro and spreading out to other promotions. Their opponents are probably the two top graduates from DNA. Kazusada Higuchi has now firmly found his balance between heavyweight wrestling and wacky comedy behavior. Ryota Nakatsu is coming off of a strong Union MAX Title run in BASARA. He won’t have his Sparky stablemates with him but he never really needed to rely on them either.

3. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2019: Saki Akai Vs Yoshiko

Throughout Saki Akai’s wrestling career there has been one figure who she thinks has played an important role as a rival. That’s Yoshiko. She was one of Akai’s debut opponents and Akai was her first challenger when she was the World Of Stardom Champion. In another world the two could have been childhood friends like Sakisama and Yoshiko-sama are. But whenever Akai gets the opportunity to make her own match, Yoshiko’s name usually pops up as an opponent. This is what’s happening here. Akai wanted a singles joshi match on DDT’s biggest show of the year and decided now is the chance for her to surpass Yoshiko. Maybe it’s possible because the match is happening a few days after Yoshiko was in a big Beyond The Sea Tag Team Titles defence in SEAdLINNNG. Her entire focus was on that match and she admits she didn’t have much time to think about Akai. But what she can promise is she will show everyone in Ota Ward how harsh and pitiful Akai really is. Akai on the other hand has had time to plan and think about this match. She will use her feelings as a pro wrestler to power her way to victory!

4. DDT Extreme Title – IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match: Akito (c) Vs Asuka

Akito is the DDT Extreme Champion but he is also fighting to answer a simple question that’s been bothering him lately. Is he boring? He has the skills for sure but his challenger Asuka thinks he is dull as dirt (it could be worse, he could be as boring as the current WWE or ROH main event scenes). Asuka thinks the Extreme Title would be a much better fit for her than Akito. She wanted a death match with hundreds of lighttubes involved to prove it but Akito turned it around by making her fight in an IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match instead. There is only one lighttube and whoever breaks it is the loser. Akito explains that the fear of only breaking one lighttube rather than smashing through hundreds of them is what makes this match type more thrilling. Plus with no pinfalls needed to win, Akito can feel more relaxed in the ring and not worry about getting rolled up. See, he put a lot of thought into this. Would a boring man act that way? Asuka is at a disadvantage because she is struggling to understand the point of the match even after watching videos of the previous times the rule was used.

5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Kurochan Vs Shiro Koshinaka Vs Furitsuke Kamen Vs Joey Ryan Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Pokotan Vs Yuki Kamifuku

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title has had a little bit of a quiet 2019 so far. Don’t get me wrong there was some eventful title changes that happened. The belt swapped hands a bunch of times in New York, the Governor Of Ehime became champion and a chair held the title. But other than that it’s been the usual stories about the championship. Maybe there’s not much to do because it’s been overshadowed by the new WWE 24/7 Title. But like I said at the start, the show must go on. Toru Owashi is the champion as this is being written and DDT is selling a rubber mask of his face at the show. Kurochan is the comedian from the Muscle show at Sumo Hall back in February. Shiro Koshinaka celebrated his 40th anniversary in wrestling at the start of the year. Other than an office pro wrestling cameo this is his first proper match in DDT since November 2017. Furitsuke Kamen is the pro wrestling alter ego of celebrity choreographer Lucky Ikeda. He showed up in DDT for a dance match back in March. Joey Ryan is back in DDT and is in a new stage of his career where he has no contracts to worry about. His matches still gives Jim Cornette material for his podcast. Yukio Sakaguchi went through a roaring rampage of revenge against DAMNATION in the early summer but wound up empty handed. Makoto Oishi had a little time in the spotlight in April when he was chosen for a title match. He was supposed to be an easy defence but proved to be anything but. Antonio Honda won the Extreme Title in a Panty☆Hunt Tiger Cub Rope Death Match but lost the belt to Akito in his first defence. Kazuki Hirata continues to dance and feud with an 11 year old. Mad Paulie has been trusted by the rest of DAMNATION to win the Iron Man Title so the unit will sweep all of their title matches on the show. Tomomitsu Matsunaga’s highlight of the year has been… I don’t know, losing to Bull James or something? Gorgeous Matsuno has taken a step back from his gatekeeping duties and only appeared in DDT for special occasions. Hiroshi Yamato has begun to proudly talk about the amount of different promotions he wrestles in. If you don’t see him wrestling, you’ll see him singing or shilling his erotic fiction instead. The DDT mascot Pokotan hasn’t been perfect since its debut. It often loses its head during matches which makes it violently malfunction. Last but not least there is Yuki Kamifuku. She was added to the match when Kurochan asked for a woman to be included. Kamifuku agreed to take part but got cold feet when she figured out Kurochan only wanted a woman included so he could act the pervert. He wants to hit three birds with one stone: win the Iron Man Title, kiss Kamifuku and then go get married together.

6. Human Windmill 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki Vs Yukio Naya

Yukio Naya made his DDT debut at “JUDGEMENT 2019” in Sumo Hall. He liked the experience so much that he signed with the company three months later! The grandson of sumo yokozuna Taiho Koki didn’t waste any time picking his targets. He wants to be the best heavyweight in DDT so he immediately set his sights on the big boys like Higuchi and Mad Paulie. A lack of experience lets him down but Naya has been picking up wins against smaller competition. His next big match is against Hideki Suzuki, a frustratingly talented veteran. He hasn’t watched any of Naya’s matches, only saw pictures of his bout with Higuchi and has no special thoughts about his opponent. He does have some criticism though. Naya has said in interviews that he does not expect to beat Suzuki but wants to do his best to at least make the match enjoyable. Suzuki thinks if Naya is not wrestling to win then he shouldn’t be wrestling at all. Otherwise this match is just a waste of time. If Suzuki has to teach him that lesson in the ring then so be it.

7. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO & Mike Bailey

At first this match seemed a little throwaway and was positioned further down the card. But when Chris Brookes instantly became DDT’s new favourite adopted son things changed. The English wrestler has only been in DDT for a month but he has taken the company by storm in ways I have not seen since El Generico’s run in the company seven years ago. He took to the street wrestling matches like a duck to water (partly because one of those matches was in a pool )and in his spare time lived a dream puroresu holiday that would leave even the most hardcore wrestling fan green with envy (shhh, don’t tell Will Ospreay that). The crowning achievement of this tour may not have happened yet. On 21st July Brookes will be challenging for the company’s main championship so he will definitely keep a close eye on the main event. Masahiro Takanashi’s profile has dropped a little bit ever since Shuten-dōji split up in April but he hasn’t been keeping quiet. There’s been times this year when Takanashi brought in his friends Shota, Yumehito Imanari and Baliyan Akki to disguise themselves as him and distract opponents. It’s been a winning tactic for the most part but not used as often as its success rate would suggest. Brookes & Takanashi have tagged together only once so far but they already have a team name: Calamari Drunken Kings! Facing them is The Moonlight Express, one of DDT’s top tag teams in recent years. MAO & Mike Bailey were at their strongest in the springtime when they held the KO-D Tag Team Titles and STRONGEST-K TAG Titles at the same time. MAO continues to do fucked up wrestling for a fucked up world, which crosses the big boss sometimes. Speedball has been the nice boy he always is but he’s starting to get lost in the crowd with no clear direction for now. Maybe his shot at putting together a Beer Garden show with MAO next month can spark some inspiration.

8. O-40 Title – Weapon Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine

Things were looking rough for Sanshiro Takagi on the road to “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. His failure to convert a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet into a championship victory left him absent from the card and frozen out of the show. So imagine how random his luck is when of all things a tweet from TAJIRI not only leads to Takagi getting a match but a rather significant one too. When TAJIRI tweeted about how pro wrestling as an art is split into different tiers with comedy wrestling being in Tier 3, Super Sasadango Machine took offence to that opinion. Particularly, he took offence on behalf of Takagi thinking the tweet was directly aimed at the Big Boss. Takagi doesn’t believe for a second that TAJIRI was talking about him but if Sasadango is demanding to wrestle Takagi in a Weapon Rumble to prove TAJIRI wrong then he may as well go along with it.

It doesn’t end there. Sasadango also asked for a new championship to be on the line for the match. He noticed that there are now many pro wrestlers competing into their forties and that can be inspiring for the DDT fanbase in the same age group. So he has created the O-40 Title (O-40 meaning “Over Forty” of course) with the hopes it will be defended across the wrestling industry. Takagi accepted the proposal and thinks it is a nice parallel to the main event being between two wrestlers in their twenties. Both men have their weapons prepared to be at their most devastating, both physically and mentally. But what of TAJIRI? Will he be there? Sasadango had been expecting to get an apology from him but has heard nothing since the match was announced. He knows TAJIRI is touring Europe at the moment so maybe he got lost somewhere in Malta.

9. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Danshoku Dieno

What can Danshoku Dieno do to prepare for Shinya Aoki? Putting himself through a gauntlet of different martial arts gave him some experience of what to expect. Although when some of the representation included swimming and kabbadi then maybe the results are a little suspect. It doesn’t help that Dieno isn’t entirely sure what kind of match he is having with Aoki. It can’t be MMA because everyone knows he’ll get slaughtered. Maybe there’s a chance if it is just a regular pro wrestling match but who the hell would expect DDT to go that direction? Dieno’s tactic should be to bring out the most ridiculous shenanigans he can think of. Aoki can only go along so much with it before he starts losing his mind. But it would be unfair to assume Aoki’s tolerance for wackiness is limited. He had no problem disguising himself as Pokotan to sneak attack Dieno a few weeks ago. Who knows what silly ideas of his own will be brought to life here.

10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Souken Holdings Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano

What was once happy memories for Soma Takao are now nothing more than horrible nightmares. There was a time when he was in a unit called Smile Squash with HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano. The group fell apart when Urano left DDT to go freelance and Takao stabbed HARASHIMA in the back to join DAMNATION. But if you take Takao’s word for it, his time in Smile Squash was terrible to the point where even saying the unit name out loud makes him cry. It was Takao’s dream to have a championship match in his hometown but Smile Squash just had to come back and ruin the moment for him. But luckily for Takao he has Daisuke Sasaki looking out for him with a solution. When they successfully defend the KO-D Tag Team Champions, Sasaki & Takao will become the newborn Smile Squash! Of course, DAMNATION’s comments should be taken with a lot of salt. HARASHIMA & Urano are the same good nurtured wrestlers they always are. Urano is extremely happy to compete for a DDT championship again which is something he did not expect when he left the company two years ago. Sasaki made fun of Urano at the contract signing for looking like he hadn’t changed a bit since he left. Urano thinks he doesn’t need to change because he’s always been himself. If he does change anything, it will be him winning the tag titles with HARASHIMA!

11. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACK OUT Presents: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Two years ago this match main evented Sumo Hall with Konosuke Takeshita defending the KO-D Openweight Title against Tetsuya Endo. This time around the positions are reversed and what a road it took to get here. When DDT went to New York in April, Takeshita lost the KO-D Title to Daisuke Sasaki. That by itself would be one of the biggest DDT stories of the year but another title change happened minutes later when Endo fell to temptation and cashed in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet to become the champion at his leader’s expense. Endo came back to Japan as a newly reborn New Yorker and has defended the title four times. His reign has brought stability to the championship after a crazy eight months of title changes. Meanwhile Takeshita earned his spot by winning the King Of DDT tournament and closing out an inter-promotional feud with the Sendai Girls.

This isn’t a rivalry because according to Takeshita rivals are meant to motivate each other to do their best against each other. What he has with Endo is more of a grudge or in Endo’s case outright hatred. The two have not been in each other’s good books ever since Endo joined DAMNATION back in the summer of 2016. In their singles matches Takeshita has usually gotten the better of Endo but they have only had two singles bouts since “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” and Takeshita won neither of them. Endo has also gotten over on Takeshita with some mind games during the build up. An ankle injury prevented Endo from competing in a 3 Way with Takeshita and Endo at the last Korakuen Hall show. But when the match was over Endo attacked Takeshita and showed his injury wasn’t as bad as it seemed. He’s also gotten into the habit of throwing Takeshita out of the ring from a Torture Rack to the floor. Whoever wins they won’t have much time to recover. In a week’s time the KO-D Champion will be defending against Chris Brookes and he doesn’t care who he faces. Whatever happens after that is anyone’s guess!


Early Beer Garden Cards, Mizuki Gets Princess Title Match

July 8, 2019

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

1. Gongitsune Vs World’s Strongest Married Woman: Antonio Honda Vs Sakura Hirota
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe

Time to spend another summer at the Beer Garden. ALL OUT kicks off this year’s series with their first KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence. Their opponents are the trio of Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe. Not quite Team BASARA, not quite Team ZERO1. It’s somewhere inbetween.

Sakura Hirota gets to come back for DDT after her impressive comedy work at the ALL OUT x Sendai Girls show.

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 X
2. DISASTER Joshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Shinjuku Super Whirlwind!~: Hara Shimako, Kazuko Hirata & Yuko Ueno Vs Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Shun❤️Carousel

Kazuki Hirata’s distant cousin Kazuko Hirata won the rights to book a show for T2Hide last March. However that unit doesn’t exist anymore so DISASTER BOX will offer their spot to her and her cast of other wrestlers’ distant relatives. The regular DISASTER BOX unit gets to do some Sumo in the meantime.

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. Some Kind Of Dark PowerPoint By Super Sasadango Machine: X Vs X

Normally we get a scary ghost story during Beer Garden week but this time it sounds like Super Sasadango Machine is going to tell it instead of Hisaya Imabayashi. Speaking of Imabayashi, his rivalry with the DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda reappears in the pre-show match.

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

1. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
2. Fear! Big Boss Brahman Attack! ~Cold Iron Pillar~: MAO, Mike Bailey & Asuka Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei

The Moonlight Express and Asuka join forces to take on the combined threat of Sanshiro Takagi and The Brahman Brothers!

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

1. Last Man Standing Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi

The last couple of years have always featured a match between Daisuke Sasaki and Masahiro Takanashi that was just an excuse for both men to drink their misery away. This year’s Last Man Standing stipulation is going to push their limits of how blackout drunk they can get.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE MOUNTAIN TOP 2019 ~I WILL NOT LOSE TO ANYONE~”, 01/09/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Mizuki

Mizuki gets the title shot for winning the Tokyo Princess Cup. Since this show is happening a week after Tokyo Joshi’s event at Korakuen Hall it leaves me wondering what will they have planned for the Korakuen show?

Su Yung will be on the show, returning after her first tour from May last year.


DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TANABATA~” Results

July 7, 2019

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TANABATA~”, 07/07/2019
Osaka Hirano Community Hall
247 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Exhibition Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Camel Clutch (5:07).
1. MAO & Mike Bailey defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi when MAO pinned Oishi after the Michinoku Tornado Driver (9:42).
2. Hirata & Yuni Historical Reconciliation! Friends, Love Is Everything!!: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuni Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda ended in a No Contest when Hirata turned on Yuni (1:14).
2a. Rematch: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Yuni defeated Kazuki Hirata, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda when Yuni pinned Hirata with an Inverted Hurricanrana (8:40).
3. Osaka Specialty! Eat Away 4 Way Match: Soma Takao defeated Hiroshi Yamato, Maku Donaruto and Mizuki Watase when Takao pinned Watase with the Gin And Tonic (8:51).
4. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Mad Paulie defeated Yukio Naya with the Reverse Splash (8:30).
5. 2 Count Fall Match: Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Asuka & Kazusada Higuchi when Akito pinned Asuka with a Cradle (9:22).
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes when Sasaki pinned HARASHIMA with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (13:26).
7. Yuki Ueno Marunage Match ~BRAND NEW TOMORROW~ Classmate Farewell Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Kota Umeda defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Ueno pinned Shimatani with the Frog Splash (21:28).

Every wrestler in the main event was born in the fiscal year of 1995. A lottery determined the two teams, Konosuke Takeshita & Nobuhiro Shimatani on one and Yuki Ueno & Kota Umeda on the other. While Takeshita and Umeda fought outside the ring, Shimatani almost beat Ueno with a Fisherman Suplex. But Ueno fought back with a Wrist Clutch Suplex and won with the Frog Splash. Ueno thanked the others for taking care of him when he entered DDT through the DNA brand. Both he and Takeshita joked about feeling lonely once Umeda leaves wrestling. Shimatani said today will be an unforgettable day for him. However the good feeling was disturbed at the end when Umeda slapped away Takeshita’s offer of a handshake.

DAMNATION’s cheating got them the win over HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes. When the referee was distracted by Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki threw a chair at HARASHIMA, kicked him between the legs and hit the Sasaki Hurricanrana to get the pin. HARASHIMA came out of the match thinking he needs to be more cautious at the KO-D Tag Team Titles match. Brookes respects HARASHIMA too much to blame him for today’s tag loss, unlike yesterday’s tag loss that was totally Takeshita’s fault if Brookes is to be believed.

Akito asked for his tag match against Asuka to be turned into a 2 Count match to make the bout more interesting. The rule was agreed to and Akito was able to pin Asuka after blocking the Moonsault Pin with his feet. Asuka admitted the match idea was really fun and she went to shake Akito’s hand. Instead Asuka spate in Akito’s face and struck him with a right hand. When she left the ring Akito said he will make Asuka cry with the IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match.

Yukio Naya isn’t going to let today’s loss to Mad Paulie keep him down. He is already moving his attention over to his match with Hideki Suzuki on 15th July. He isn’t guaranteeing a win or even a good performance against Suzuki. But Naya really wants to hit him with everything he’s got.

In the 4 Way Match Maku Donaruto was too busy kissing Hiroshi Yamato to stop Soma Takao from beating Mizuki Watase.

It turns out Kazuki Hirata’s truce with and Yuni was a ruse all along. Minutes into the match Hirata turned on Yuni, joining forces with Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda to surround the youngster. The match was called off then restarted with new teams. Honda tried to summon Gongitsune but was too weak. He called upon the other wrestlers to combine all of their Gongitsune hands together. This also led to some of the ringside reporters getting involved. Together the group charged at Yuni but missed and hit Hirata instead. Yuni then pinned Hirata with an Inverted Hurricanrana.

When the match was over Hirata began complaining about the punishment he received yesterday for losing his match. He refuses to hitchhike to Hiroshima next month. Sanshiro Takagi came in and changed the subject. He brought up how around a year ago Kazuko Hirata won the rights to produce a T2HiJoshi show. Hirata said the idea can still happen but T2Hide doesn’t exist anymore. How about giving the Beer Garden week a DISASTER BOX Joshi Day instead! He asked HARASHIMA for permission and HARASHIMA agreed. After all, there will be a lot of “distant relatives” coming to see DISASTER BOX anyway.


DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019” Results

June 30, 2019

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019”, 30/06/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,031 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Shota defeated Mizuki Watase with a Casadora (3:35).
1. Saki Akai & Asuka defeated Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Asuka pinned Akito with the Moonsault Press (7:04).
2. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yukio Naya with the Doctor Bomb (8:16).
3. HARASHIMA & Shinya Aoki defeated MAO & Mike Bailey when Aoki pinned MAO with a Modified Backslide Pin (11:54).
4. Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kota Umeda with an Arm Triangle Choke (7:40).
5. Danshoku Dieno MMA Countermeasure Series: Danshoku Dieno finishes with a 1-7-0 record.
5a. Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi (Sambo) ended in a Time Limit Draw (1:00).
5b. Danshoku Dieno Vs Masahiro Takanashi (Boxercise) ended in a Time Limit Draw (1:00).
5c. Danshoku Dieno Vs Hiroshi Yamato (Wrestling) ended in a Time Limit Draw (1:00).
5d. Danshoku Dieno Vs Super Sasadango Machine (Kendo) ended in a Time Limit Draw (1:00).
5e. Danshoku Dieno Vs Toru Owashi (Sumo) ended in a Time Limit Draw (1:00).
5f. Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata (Swimming) ended in a Time Limit Draw (1:00).
5g. Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda (Judo) ended in a Time Limit Draw (1:00).
5h. Danshoku Dieno defeated Mad Paulie (Kabaddi) with La Magistral Cradle (1:05).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Sasaki submitted Yoshimura with La Mistica Cross Facelock (21:27).
*V3 for DAMNATION.
7. Road To Wrestle Peter Pan! Special 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Chris Brookes and Sanshiro Takagi when Takshita pinned Takagi with the German Suplex (23:21).

With “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” just over two weeks away, a preview of the big main event was scheduled to headline this show with champion Tetsuya Endo, challenger Konosuke Takeshita and future title contender Chris Brookes facing each other in a 3 Way Match. Endo pulled out of the match a while ago citing a heel injury suffered at the Pool Wrestling show. Sanshiro Takagi took his place and completely changed the match dynamic. When Yukinori Matsui was taken out of action, Takagi called for plastic boxes to be brought into the ring. The Dramatic Dream bicycle also made an appearance with Brookes cycling it into a ladder pressed against Takagi’s crotch. Brookes hit a Maki Itoh style falling Headbutt to confirm his membership in the Itoh Respect Army. He tried to put Takagi through a stack of cases with a Diving Senton but Takagi rolled out of the way. Takagi went for the pin but Takeshita broke it up with a Diving Body Press. Brookes later used Matsui as a shield to prevent Takeshita from hitting the Fable, then gave Takeshita a Low Blow after Matsui was pushed out of the way. Brookes had the match won with the Praying Mantis Bomb to Takeshita but Takagi pulled Matsui out of the ring mid-count. Brookes went for a Topé Suicida but Takagi smacked him with another plastic case in mid-air. Takagi set up the finish by putting Takeshita on a table then leaping off the ladder with a plastic case. Takeshita got away and Takagi crashed through both the case and the table. Takeshita won the match by deadlifting Takagi and German Suplexing him for the pin.

After the match Takeshita promised Brookes that the 21st July Korakuen Hall show will have them fighting each other for the KO-D Openweight Title. He then thanked Takagi for the match and called for Endo to meet him in the ring right now. Endo came out with his left heel wrapped up and he was using a crutch to support himself. Takeshita told Endo he doesn’t know what condition his ankle is in but he is still looking forward to their match at Ota Ward Gymnasium. Endo agreed but just when it looked like things were becoming okay between the two, Endo struck Takeshita with the crutch! He then did the Torture Rack Bomb to show that his heel is completely healthy. He ended the show by saying there are two people here, one is the KO-D Champion and the other is just a stupid challenger who was fooled by his appearance.

Experience and craftiness were the keys for Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao to win today. Their latest KO-D Tag Team Titles defence was against the youngster team of Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura. The challengers knew when to look out for Sasaki’s Low Blow but they didn’t have Takao scouted. When Yoshimura lifted Sasaki up from the Pedigree, Takao blinded him with the Red Mist. Sasaki hit the Pedigree for a nearfall but the Cross Facelock got Yoshimura to give up.

The result means DAMNATION will be the ones defending the Tag Titles against HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano on 15th July. HARASHIMA thanked DAMNATION for including their names in the Amidakuji chart. Urano reintroduced himself to the DDT fans just in case they forgot who he was after he went freelance two years ago. Sasaki asked if their team was called Smile Squash which suddenly made Takao burst into tears. Sasaki told them that Takao has many bad memories from his time in Smile Squash to they will dispose of them at Ota Ward. It won’t just be a title match, it will be a memory cancellation match!

Danshoku Dieno put himself through a gauntlet of different martial arts to prepare himself for Shinya Aoki. Each round was a one minute match against a wrestler representing a different sport. The time limit wasn’t enough for a result to happen until the end. Super Sasadango Machine used his match with Dieno to host a PowerPoint presentation about the most powerful forms of sleeping techniques. He described Aoki’s Sleeper Hold as a top level sleeping technique. He is worried he may have to retire if Dieno loses to Aoki. But if Dieno wins Sasadango will be happy to continue offering his PowerPoint services to him. Whatever happens, he fears that Dieno Vs Aoki will end up as disturbing as the infamous 4th January Shinya Hashimoto Vs Naoya Ogawa match. The last entrant in the gauntlet was Mad Paulie and Pokotan appeared to cheer Dieno on to victory. Dieno pinned Paulie with a School Boy five seconds over the limit (if you want to explain the concept of time to Mad Paulie then be my guest) then promised he will have the most ridiculous match with Aoki. Suddenly Pokotan grabbed Dieno and choked him out with the Sleeper Hold. Its head fell off revealing it was Aoki underneath! Aoki politely told an unconscious Dieno that he doesn’t like that idea then left.

Yes, Yukio Sakaguchi and Kota Umeda kicked the shit out of each other. Sakaguchi escaped from the Umeda Driver and hit a High Kick before submitting Umeda with an Armlock inside a Triangle Choke. The two walked side by side together to the back after the match. Sakaguchi said in his interview afterwards that the match brought back memories of their time together in Shuten-dōji. He asked him to tag together one last time before Umeda leaves pro wrestling on 21st July. Umeda said he will continue fighting while he still can.

All this fear over Aoki’s Sleeper Hold only gives him the chance to surprise everyone with other moves in his arsenal. He and HARASHIMA got the win over The Moonlight Express when Aoki countered MAO’s Facelock into a Backslide Pin for the three count.

Big lads collided when the rookie Yukio Naya fought Kazusada Higuchi. A battle of Elbow Smashes ended with Higuchi hitting a Lariat and putting Naya away with the Doctor Bomb. Naya was disappointed with the result and made it his goal to beat Higuchi as revenge for the loss. On the bright side, he feels at home in DDT. Higuchi admits that Naya in his current state has a scary amount of power. He wants to wrestle him more and more.

Asuka sent Akito a big message by pinning him with the Moonsault Press in their tag match. Akito had to send a bigger message afterwards so he told her he made his decision for their DDT Extreme Title match at Ota Ward. It will be a Fluorescent Lighttube Match! Asuka told Akito she loves that match and asked how many lighttubes there would be. 100? 200? No, Akito answered there will only be one lighttube! That’s right, it’s the return of the IPPON Lighttube Death Match! Akito then asked Hisaya Imabayashi if they have permission from the venue to do that match. Otherwise Akito won’t defend the title!

What a bad slump Mizuki Watase is in. Stuck in the pre-show and he can’t even win that. Shota came in to replace a sick Nobuhiro Shimatani and caught Watase with a Casadora to get his hand raised.

At the beginning of the show Imabayashi read through the recent DDT news announcements like new merchandise and upcoming show dates. Afterwards Mr. Nakano from Soken Holdings entered the ring to complain about only have 10 followers on Twitter and having none of the DDT wrestlers follow him back. Imabayashi cheered him up by asking him to be the official witness for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title Battle Royal at Ota Ward. He called out Toru Owashi to confirm it. Someone looking like Owashi but in a much thinner form came out carrying the title belt. Mr. Nakano snuck up on him and pinned him with a School Boy. He thought he was the new champion but the real Owashi then walked out. It turns out this was all a marketing stunt to advertise the brand new Owashi rubber masks that will be sold at Ota Ward. If only they told Mr. Nakano that before the real Owashi knocked him out.


DDT “SAKI AKAI TRIUMPH! ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOJI~” Results

June 15, 2019

DDT “SAKI AKAI TRIUMPH! ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOJI~”, 15/06/2019
Kyoto KBS Hall
368 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 3 Way Match: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Toru Owashi and Gota Ihashi when Takanashi pinned Ihashi with an Oklahoma Roll (7:55).
2. Yukio Sakaguchi, Antonio Honda & Yukio Naya defeated Hiroshi Yamato, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase when Naya pinned Watase with the Choke Slam (12:40).
3. Kazusada Higuchi Marunage Match ~ DDT Yuru-chara Rebellion: Pokotan defeated Doradori-kun by Disqualification after a Chair Attack (8:41).
4. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Yoshimura pinned Sasaki with the Throwaway Power Bomb (14:47).
5. Japanese English Handsome King No. 1 Decision Match: Chris Brookes defeated Makoto Oishi with the Praying Mantis Bomb (9:43).
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Endo pinned Katsumata with a Swan Dive Firebird Splash (16:22).
7. Saki Akai, The 4th Local Triumph! Kyoto Specialty Special Tag: HARASHIMA & Saki Akai defeated MAO & Asuka when HARASHIMA pinned MAO with the Somato (17:44).

Saki Akai got to join in with HARASHIMA’s usual show closing speech.

A Lariat from Konosuke Takeshita was meant to be for Tetsuya Endo but he dodged it and Akito took the hit instead. Endo then took over with Shunma Katsumata and pinned him with the Spinning Torture Rack Bomb followed by a Swan Dive Firebird Splash.

The debuting Chris Brookes got to mess around with Makoto Oishi as the two tried to one up each other with little tricks and holds. Brookes said the match was just him adjusting himself so he can get ready for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”. He has seen Takeshita and Endo’s matches before and thinks he can beat either of them for the KO-D Openweight Title. But first he wants to concentrate on tomorrow’s 3 Way Tag Match with Masahiro Takanashi as his partner.

Both Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura are so sick of being kicked in the balls by Daisuke Sasaki that they figured out when he sets up the move. Sasaki pulled Daisuke Kiso into Yoshimura’s way but when he went for the Low Blow, Yoshimura had him scouted and struck Sasaki down with a Lariat. He hit the Throwaway Power Bomb and Ueno recovered Kiso to count the pin. Ueno said he and Yoshimura will definitely win the KO-D Tag Team Titles and bring the belts to DISASTER BOX.

The battle of the DDT mascots saw Yukinori Matsui somehow getting the brunt of the attacks. With the ref down, Pokotan brought in a chair but couldn’t use it because Matsui was about to get up. So instead Pokotan took off its head, made a dent in it, put it back on and passed the chair over to Doradori-kun. The trick worked and Matsui disqualified Doradori-kun, thinking he attacked Pokotan with the chair. This match was booked by Kazusada Higuchi. He said he couldn’t be in the venue to see it but somehow he showed up at the end of the show to lead the audience to the exit…

Yukio Naya gets his first direct win in DDT. He wants to gradually release his strength as time goes by. Tomorrow in Nagoya he will be even stronger.


Princess Cup Round 2, Brookes Put In KO-D 3 Way Preview, Wrestle Peter Pan Update

June 4, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 08/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Way Match: Nodoka Tenma Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Raku
2. Miyu Yamashita, Himawari Unagi & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Miu Watanabe, Pom Harajuku & Mirai Maiumi
3. Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Aino Vs Hikari Noa & Mina Shirakawa
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Natsumi Maki Vs Maki Itoh
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuna Manase
6. Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Sakisama & Misao

Here is what to look out for during this show. NEO Biishiki-gun are just as interested in acquiring Mizuki as they are for winning the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles. Also the previous time Yuka Sakazaki lost the belts it was to Sakisama and her stable.

In the Tokyo Princess Cup quarter finals we begin with the return of Natsumi Maki and Maki Itoh’s idol wrestling rivalry. Rika Tatsumi is climbing back up the ladder since returning from injury while Yuna Manase fights to prove she belongs in the high tier of the Tokyo Joshi Pro roster.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOCHIOTOME~”, 08/06/2019
Tochigi Ashikaga Citizen Plaza Small Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Mizuki Watase
3. Kazusada Higuchi & MAO Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
5. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Marunage Match ~ Matsunaga Style Costume Change Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
6. I Really Like The Sunset Seen At Watarase Bridge! Ashikaga Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata

Since it is now confirmed that Tetsuya Endo and Konosuke Takeshita will headline “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” it’s time to build up their match.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKAASHIGANI~”, 09/06/2019
Shizuoka Kira Messe Numazu

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Antonio Honda
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Yukio Naya
3. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno
4. MAO Marunage Match ~ Falls Count Anywhere Tag Match: MAO & Sanshiro Takagi Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Shunma Katsumata
5. Hero Of Shizuoka, 40 Year Old Makoto Oishi! Trial Single Match!: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi
6. The World’s Most Healthy Numazu Specialty! Special Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

DAMNATION has their hands full with ALL OUT one side and DISASTER BOX on another. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao currently do not have a KO-D Tag Team Titles defence lined up for “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. The serious side of the DISASTER BOX unit are also currently absent from the card so the tag match i Shizuoka might set something up along the way.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “N.O. 2019”, 16/06/2019
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Australian Single Match! First Time Visiting Japan Vs Living In Japan: Champ Phoenix Vs Choun-Shiryu
2. Aim For First Victory! Young Warrior Vs Song Writer!: Shuhei Washida Vs Mitomi Masayuki
3. Flying To Saitama Vs Flying Cross Armbreaker!: Keisuke Ishii & Moeka Haruhi Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & HARUKAZE
4. Oji Chief Rivals! Ganpro & PochaJo Allied Forces Vs Real GUTS Army & Yoshimura Pro Wrestling Allied Forces: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol Vs Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery & Shota
5. Grasp The Best WONDERFUL LIFE! Iwasaki’s Greatest: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie

Shigehiro Irie’s presence at Ganbare☆Wrestling this past weekend has lit a fire under Kouki Iwasaki. He asked for a singles match and he will get it.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 22/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Shoko Nakajima Vs Mizuki
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Miu Watanabe

Both of The Magical Sugar Rabbits made it to Round 2 of the Princess Cup but are facing very different opponents. Sakazaki is facing Miu Watanabe who is flying high after her upset win over Nodoka Tenma. Mizuki made a statement by beating Miyu Yamashita but her opponent Shoko Nakajima is historically at her strongest when she competes in this tournament.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019”, 30/06/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kota Umeda
2. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya
3. HARASHIMA & Shinya Aoki Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
4. Road To Wrestle Peter Pan! Special 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes

Here’s an intriguing scenario. The KO-D Openweight Champion and his next contender are put in the ring with the person who will be challenging for the belt one week later. What kind of a wild card will Chris Brookes be here?

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

0. Nihon Partner Kaikei Services Presents Under Match: X Vs X
1. DNA First Life Alumni Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Shiro Koshinaka Vs Furitsuke Kamen Vs X
3. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
4. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2019: Saki Akai Vs Yoshiko
5. Windmill Suplex 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki Vs Yukio Naya
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Danshoku Dieno
7. DDT Extreme Title: Akito (c) Vs Asuka
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

New matches featuring Saki Akai, Yoshiko, The Moonlight Express, Shiro Koshinaka and more have been added.


DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA 2019” Results

June 2, 2019

DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Ehime World Trade Center
711 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Kota Umeda defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Umeda Driver (8:09).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Danshoku Dieno (c) with a School Boy (1:24 pm).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,364th champion.
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c), Danshoku Dieno, Pokotan, Toru Owashi, Makoto Oishi, Mad Paulie, Asuka, Hiroshi Yamato and Pulp Bonjin (w/ Cutiely The Ehime) (13:01).
2a. Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) and Pulp Bonjin eliminated Pokotan by Ring Out (2:28).
*V1 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
2b. Mad Paulie eliminated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) by Pinfall (4:04).
*Mad Paulie becomes the 1,365th champion.
2c. Asuka eliminated Mad Paulie (c) with the Moonsault (5:57).
*Asuka becomes the 1,366th champion.
2d. Asuka (c) & Makoto Oishi eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (10:17).
*V1 for Asuka.
2e. Asuka (c) & Makoto Oishi eliminated by Hiroshi Yamato Ring Out (10:57).
*V2 for Asuka.
2f. Asuka (c) & Makoto Oishi eliminated by Pulp Bonjin Ring Out (12:12).
*V3 for Asuka.
2g. Makoto Oishi eliminated Asuka (c) with a Cradle (12:46).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,367th champion.
2h. Makoto Oishi eliminated Danshoku Dieno by Ring Out (13:01).
*V1 for Makoto Oishi.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Tokihiro Nakamura defeated Makoto Oishi (c) by Pinfall (1:39 pm).
*Tokihiro Nakamura becomes the 1,368th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno defeated Tokihiro Nakamura (c) by Submission (1:40 pm).
*Danshoku Dieno becomes the 1,369th champion.
3. Model Wrestler Vs Gravure Wrestler! Innocent Single Match: Saki Akai defeated Mina Shirakawa with the Quetzalcoatl (8:32).
4. There ☆ Is A Dream! Ryutaro Watanabe (DDT Matsuyama Affiliation) Big Match!: Hideki Suzuki defeated Ryutaro Watanabe by Knockout with a Face Kick (9:32).
5. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & MAO when HARASHIMA pinned Honda with the Somato (10:52).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Danshoku Dieno (c) with a Low Blow (2:42 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,370th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with the Nodowa Otoshi (2:43 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,371st champion.
6. From Showa To Heisei And To The Reiwa! Matsuyama Famous Special 8-Man Tag Match That Keeps Running With The Times: Tatsumi Fujinami, Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya & Rising HAYATO when Fujinami submitted Naya with the Dragon Sleeper (12:27).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto when Takao pinned Hirata with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (18:33).
*V2 for DAMNATION.
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with the Shooting Star Press (14:31).
*V3 for Tetsuya Endo.

Yukio Sakaguchi’s roaring rampage of revenge has been stopped dead by Tetsuya Endo. The only times Sakaguchi was able to put Endo in a Sleeper Hold was once over the ropes and a second time quickly afterwards. Endo made his opponent even more angry when he hit a Low Kick to Sakaguchi’s back. Sakaguchi responded in kind. It took a combination of a Sit Down Power Bomb, the Swinging Torture Rack Bomb and a Handspring Leg Lariat to put Sakaguchi in danger. Endo then finished him off with the Shooting Star Press.

The “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” on 15th July is now set. Endo will be defending the KO-D Openweight Title against his biggest enemy Konosuke Takeshita! That is unless Sanshiro Takagi cashes in the last remaining Right To Challenge Gauntlet and wins the belt before that. Takagi says he will cash in while Endo is in a perfect state. Takeshita is happy to wait a little bit and let those two fight over the title if it happens before “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. Endo called out Takeshita for being Takagi’s favourite and he promised to beat Takeshita inside Ota Ward Gymnasium.

It was a fair effort from Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto but not enough to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Donaruto’s lewd exploits kept DAMNATION off their game. Stripping down to a gold thong and diving onto people can do that to an opponent. He wiped out Daisuke Sasaki with a Quebrada while Hirata and Soma Takao fought over the Viagra Driver. Takao got the upper hand and pinned Hirata with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb. DAMNATION’s next title defence will be at “WRESTLE PETER PAN” but Sasaki said they will decide who they will fight and also where. DAMNATION wants to decide everything by their ways.

ALL OUT had the honour of teaming with Tatsumi Fujinami for a special 8-Man Tag against a diverse team lead by Yoshiaki Yatsu. It was the first time Takeshita and Fujinami were in the ring together since their singles match back in 2013. Takagi tried adding lucha libre to the match and Rising HAYATO stepped in to help however he could. Yukio Naya stepped up to both Fujinami and Takeshita but the experience level was far too high for him to overcome. Fujinami would put him in the Dragon Sleeper to get the submission victory.

HARASHIMA was in a thankful mood as always. He was thankful to Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura for their part in DISASTER BOX’s victory today. He is also thankful for the fans for coming to see today’s big show in Matsuyama.

It was expected that Ryutaro Watanabe would lose to Hideki Suzuki but he went down fighting. He fought out of Suzuki’s Double Arm Suplex but Suzuki kicked him repeatedly until the referee stopped the match. Suzuki’s advice for Watanabe is to never run away if he wants to keep wrestling.

Saki Akai declined to shake hands with Mina Shirakawa until after their match. Akai rolled away from a Casadora and hit a High Kick, setting up the match winning Quetzalcoatl.

There were a lot of Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title changes on this show. After the opening match Danshoku Dieno was chased into the ring by Hiroshi Yamato and Pulp Bonjin. Dieno fought them off but Nobuhiro Shimatani snuck in and pinned him with a School Boy to win the title. Then in the Battle Royal the belt went from Shimatani to Mad Paulie to Asuka to the eventual match winner Makoto Oishi. The governor of Ehime Tokihiro Nakamura entered the ring for a congratulatory photo with Oishi but that was interrupted by an attack by Asuka and Toru Owashi. Governor Nakamura then surprised everyone by jumping on top of Oishi to become the new champion! Dieno chased the governor away then later came back to the ring with the belt, informing everyone he had won the championship backstage. Oishi gave Dieno a Low Blow and pinned him. Then Owashi gave Oishi a Choke Slam for the final title change of the day.

Former Shuten-dōji members Masahiro Takanashi and Kota Umeda faced off as one of Umeda’s final matches before he leaves DDT next month. Takanashi went for a bunch of Cradles until Umeda dropped him with the Umeda Driver.