Fujita Close Contact, CDK Comeback, Otani Injured At Ganpro

September 14, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~”, 15/09/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hyper Misao Vs Kaya Toribami
2. Yuka Sakazaki, Suzume & Haruna Neko Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Kamifuku & Arisu Endo
3. Hikari Noa & Nao Kakuta Vs Yuki Aino & Raku
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Mizuki & Pom Harajuku
5. Miyu Yamashita, Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Shoko Nakajima & Moka Miyamoto

The team-ups are done for now. Miyu Yamashita and Maki Itoh are on opposite sides for their next “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” warmup match.

Yuki Arai is quickly forming teams with her senpais. Yamashita helped train her so that’s a natural duo and she is getting along in the ring with Miu Watanabe too. The three of them team up together for the first time. Meanwhile Moka Miyamoto is becoming something of a rival to Arai as the two rookies breaking in around the same time. Shoko Nakajima gets to be the x factor in the match.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 18/09/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Koroku
4. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yukio Naya
5. Yokohama Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Keigo Nakamura Vs Chris Brookes & HARASHIMA
6. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano

Minoru Fujita has been pulled from the show because he may have recently been in close contact with the Coronavirus. He is still waiting on an update so he will not be ready to compete in time if it turns out to be a negative case. Takumi Tsukamoto takes his place at the Yokohama show.

BASARA “BASARA 170 ~HOJIRO~”, 20/09/2021
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: FUMA (4) Vs Takato Nakano (2)
2. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (4) Vs Masato Kamino (2)

The “Nameless Corps” of Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano were supposed to challenge for the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles on this show. However Fujita is one third of the champions and cannot be at this show either. The title match has been cancelled for that reason.

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura (c) Vs Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura
3. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

Fujita will likely be good to go in time for the DDT Universal Title match to go ahead.

Two former KO-D Tag Team Champions are looking to take hold of the belts again. HARASHIMA was the previous champion as part of Smile Pissari until The 37KAMIINA defeated them. This time HARASHIMA is staying inside DISASTER BOX to look for a tag partner and he ended up with Naomi Yoshimura. These wrestlers are all no strangers to each other but it is still a first time tag team match up.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 8 ~LAUGHING GATE FORTUNE~”, 17/10/2021
Osaka City Abeno Ward Center

1. Masahiro Takanashi Returns To Osaka! Special Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs X & X
2. Special Singles Match To Commemorate Yukinori Matsui’s 25th Anniversary Of His Debut Two Years Later: Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro
3. Special Tag Match ~OSAKA THE BEST~: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Shigehiro Irie & Naomi Yoshimura
4. Special Tag Match ~ South Osaka Great War! Izumi Vs Kishiwada: Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Inaba no Buffalo

Four Osaka wrestlers all forged by DDT are put together in one match by Yukinori Matsui. Out of the four, Shigehiro Irie is sort of the black sheep of the group. But when Matsui wants him to show up at a DDT show he is booking, Irie will always oblige.

Osaka gets the first CDK tag match in DDT since Masahiro Takanashi’s comeback.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2021 1ST ROUND”, 24/10/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

The Ganbare☆Climax tournament returns for the first time in three years. The single elimination tournament will consist of three shows in October and November. The last tournament winner was Yumehito Imanari in 2018.

Shinjiro Otani fractured his left forearm during Sunday’s match against Kouki Iwasaki. The injury requires surgery and he will not be at any of Ganbare☆Pro’s upcoming shows in September and October.


DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021” Results

September 12, 2021

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall
233 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. 3 Way Match: Akito defeated Yuki Ueno and Yukio Naya when Akito pinned Naya with a School Boy (8:50).
2. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match ~ DRAMATIC WARS: Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda when Yoshihiko pinned Honda with the Exploder Suplex (10:15).
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino defeated Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku when Endo pinned Koroku with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (12:14).
4. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai defeated Yuna Manase with the Rookie Award (11:19).
5. DDT Extreme Title – All Men Are Equal! Kazuki Hirata Death Match: Shinya Aoki (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (12:20).
*V2 for Shinya Aoki.
6. HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, MAO & Yuto Aijima defeated Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Hideki Okatani & Azul Dragon when HARASHIMA pinned Okatani with the Somato (10:41).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (T/c) defeated Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno (I/c) & Yuki “Sexy” Iino when Katsumata pinned Dieno after the MADMAX (19:34).
*V2 for The 37KAMIINA. Shunma Katsumata becomes the 1,516th Iron Man Heavymetalweight champion.

The smell of victory was not coming from Pheromones today. Far from it. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata were ready to defend against their shenanigans and isolated Danshoku Dieno. After a brief absence from the ring, Yuki Iino returned with “Taboo” music playing over the speakers and he stripped off his wrestling gear. Dieno made Takeshita & Katsumata Lip Lock each other and Iino climbed the ropes to set up the Badonkadonk. However, Katsumata used a Casadora to drop Dieno onto the canvas and then Buzzsaw Kicked him, positioning Dieno beneath Iino. Iino didn’t know who was below him so he Badonkadonked his own partner! The 37KAMIINA got rid of Iino with Sandwich kicks and pinned Dieno with the MADMAX.

The result is a second successful KO-D Tag Team Titles defence for The 37KAMIINA. Also since Katsumata pinned Dieno it means Katsumata is the new Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion so he is now a double crown champion just like Takeshita! Their next challengers came out when HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura entered the ring. HARASHIMA wants to take the Tag Titles back after Katsumata pinned him for it back in June. He was champions with Yuji Okabayashi then but this time he wants both titles to be with DISASTER BOX so Yoshimura will team with him. The challenge was accepted and will take place in Korakuen Hall on 12th October. Backstage Dieno warned that this is not the end of Pheromones because they will reveal the third member soon.

It was revealed that Yuto Aijima will be retiring from pro wrestling later this year and he asked DDT to host his final match in his hometown of Omuta, Fukuoka. Aijima’s been wrestling for over 25 years and now that he is in his mid-50’s it is time to hang up his boots. He had discussed these plans with Sanshiro Takagi for two years because of the Covid-19 restrictions prevented the show from taking place anywhere. But now they have a venue and when the date is cleared it can finally go ahead.

The rules of the DDT Extreme Title match forced Shinya Aoki to wrestle like Kazuki Hirata. So he literally became Hirata and wrestled in an identical costume. Hisaya Imabayashi and Toru Owashi were the judges and it was up to them to determine if Aoki was only using moves that Hirata could do. On the bright side this gave Hirata a fighting chance. On the negative side the judges spent the entire match insulting Hirata on the microphone while they described his abilities, or lack there of. Aoki put Hirata in a Sleeper Hold but was told to stop because Hirata would rather dance in this situation. Aoki put on the glasses and dance while Hirata put him in a School Boy for a nearfall. Aoki had to use the Miracle One Shot Cradle but Hirata kicked out of it. Hirata then used his authentic version of the move but Aoki used the momentum to roll back on top and sneak away with the win. Hirata praised Aoki for how accurate the imitation is and will challenge him again when Aoki spreads the image of Kazuki Hirata across the world!

Saki Akai got the win over Yuna Manase and told her how she felt afterwards. Manase is too loud and proud which annoys Akai. But they’re both from the same generation and their careers began around the same time. It is up to the likes of them to create new wrestling fans. If the passion of Ganbare☆Joshi works for Manase then she should continue down that path. Akai accepts it might not be the wrong way after all and if Manase ever becomes stronger, they will have a rematch. They had a pinkie swear to mark that promise.

Three of DDT’s most bizarre gimmicks were put together in a trio and the results were as weird as expected. Takagi noticed that Mecha Mummy was shorter than the last time it appeared. Yoshihiko didn’t do anything until it was provoked. Pokotan’s movement was familiar enough for Antonio Honda to think it was Mizuki Watase in disguise. Mummy was rendered useless thanks to cold spray and Yoshihiko was thrown out of ringside. But when Honda demanded Pokotan to give up, Pokotan shouted for help and Yoshihiko returned this time with a noticeably bigger “shadow” behind it. Yoshihiko cleared the ring and gave Honda the Exploder Suplex. The shadow then unmasked to reveal Jun Akiyama! He threw Yoshihiko on top of Honda for the pin to end the match. Akiyama had to join in with the team’s post-match interview backstage and had to ask if any of them could talk. Akiyama had to answer questions on their behalf until he got fed up and went home.

After intermission Takagi announced a new addition to the DDT Teenage Project. It is Vent Vert Jack from the MY WAY promotion in Kyushu. Jack is 16 years old but has been wrestling with his father Vent Vert Negro for almost a decade. He has been in DDT before and is even a former Iron Man Champion. He isn’t the only one joining the brand though. Jack said his MY WAY classmate and rival Yousei☆Estrella will also be joining the project. Backstage Takagi joked about knowing several child wrestlers across Japan and name dropped Mr. #6 from Nagoya.


All Men Are Equal Death Match, DDT Upgrades The Undercard

September 9, 2021

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~ ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE DAY TIME”, 10/09/2021
Kitazawa Town Hall

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~ ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE NIGHT TIME”, 10/09/2021
Kitazawa Town Hall

The Hiragana Muscle show that was held in Korakuen Hall last week is having two repeat performances at Kitazawa Town Hall tomorrow. The shows should be a largely identical story to the first one. Any differences will come from audience participation and the fan voting sections.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LIVE WITH YOUR TIME”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Kaya Toribami
2. Maki Itoh Vs Nodoka Tenma
3. Mizuki & Moka Miyamoto Vs Hyper Misao & Yuki Kamifuku
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Nao Kakuta & Haruna Neko
5. Hikari Noa & Pom Harajuku Vs Raku & Suzume
6. Shoko Nakajima & Arisu Endo Vs Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai
7. Miyu Yamashita Vs Yuki Aino

Two last minute changes. Rika Tatsumi has pulled out of the show due to family circumstances. She tweeted she will be taking a break from shows and social media for a while.

Marika Kobashi misses the show with a rib injury.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
2. 3 Way Match: Yuki Ueno Vs Akito Vs Yukio Naya
3. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Hideki Okatani & Azul Dragon Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, MAO & Yuto Aijima
4. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match ~ DRAMATIC WARS: Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
5. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino
7. DDT Extreme Title – All Men Are Equal! Kazuki Hirata Death Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

Normally it is the DDT Extreme Champion who chooses the match stipulation for title defences. However Shinya Aoki allowed Kazuki Hirata to pick the match gimmick this time. They agreed to an “All Men Are Equal!” match. Hirata explained that Aoki’s fighting power is 530,000 while his own power is just 20 (he promises to level up to 25 in time for the match). To make it a fair fight Aoki has to fight at Hirata’s level and only use moves that Hirata would do. For example, Aoki is not allowed to use a Cobra Clutch because Hirata never used that move himself. The match will be stopped if Aoki doesn’t fight like Hirata. Two referees, Hisaya Imabayashi and another person will be at ringside to judge what Aoki can and cannot do. This also means Aoki must learn to dance like Hirata because that is inevitable.

Shunma Katsumata is getting annoyed by the behavior of Pheromones. His button was pushed even more when he signed the contract for the match and noticed a funny smell coming from the pen. He found out the pen was in Yuki Iino’s mouth and covered in his drool. Konosuke Takeshita isn’t bothered by the mind games because as the champion of DDT he is prepared for everything his opponents will throw at him. Katsumata doesn’t have that patience and tried to attack Pheromones. Danshoku Dieno stopped him in his tracks with the Lip Lock.

Yuna Manase is as fired up as she’s ever been to promote her match against Saki Akai. It makes her angry that Akai hasn’t been putting in the same amount of effort and will make it all the sweeter if she beats her. Akai is surprised to see Manase act like this. She always assumed she was the older sister type. Instead Akai thinks she is trying to hide how smaller and weaker she actually is.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SAPPORO DAY 1”, 22/09/2021
Hokkaido Sapporo ii-one Stadium

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Antonio Honda & Yusuke Okada
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito, Kazuki Hirata & MAO
3. Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Tomoya & Yuya Koroku
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino Vs Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
5. Sapporo Specialty Special Single Match: Jun Akiyama Vs Noriyuki Yoshida
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DISASTER BOX!: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura

The experience of survival breathes new life into The 37KAMIINA and DISASTER BOX. Where do they go from here?

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SAPPORO DAY 2”, 23/09/2021
Hokkaido Sapporo ii-one Stadium

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Tomoya Vs Antonio Honda & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Saki Akai
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Keigo Nakamura
4. Yuji Hino Vs Hideki Okatani
5. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Noriyuki Yoshida Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. Sapporo Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Chris Brookes & Akito

Jun Akiyama goes from fighting Noriyuki Yoshida on Day 1 to teaming with him on Day 2.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuya Koroku
0. Under Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yumiko Hotta Vs Shinya Aoki & Mizuki Watase
1. Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Pheromones X Vs Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani
2. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno, MAO & Keigo Nakamura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Akito, Yukio Naya & X
3. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
4. Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiko Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata
5. DAMNATION Dissolution Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

Seven members of DAMNATION gather together for the unit’s final match. Shuji Ishikawa unfortunately will not get his wish to sing karaoke with DAMNATION at the Tokyo Dome. However Hiroshi Yamato is missing from the lineup too but I don’t know what his schedule is.

DDT wants to put more effort into the early matches of their shows to make up for the shorter run times enforced by the pandemic. Putting together the undercard under these conditions is a problem Sanshiro Takagi is trying to figure out. The restrictions prevent DDT from filling venues with fans so DDT have decided to stream the first three matches (the two pre-show matches and Match #1) live on their Youtube channel for those who cannot attend shows.

Normally the early matches are for the young wrestlers but Takagi wants to get creative. So he’s putting Yumiko Hotta and Shinya Aoki on opposite teams. Both of them fought in RIZIN and Takagi wants to see how they would fare against each other for that reason. This is also surprising because Hotta was publicly upset over Natsumi Maki leaving Actwres girl’Z for Tokyo Joshi Pro at the end of 2018. If she held any grudge with DDT over that then it looks like it is all water under the bridge now.


DDT “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021” Results

September 4, 2021

DDT “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021”, 04/09/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall
220 Fans

1. Mad Paulie defeated Keigo Nakamura with the Reverse Splash (6:13).
2. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino when Hirata pinned Takao with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (12:25).
3. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Tournament – Round 1: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & MAO when Okada pinned MAO after a Running Knee Butt from Akiyama (13:27).
4. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai defeated Akito & Yukio Naya when Higuchi pinned Naya with the Brain Claw Slam (9:19).
5. Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda when Iino pinned Takagi with the Badonkadonk (12:40).
6. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes defeated Yukio Sakaguchi by Referee Stoppage with the Modified Ground Octopus Stretch (14:55).
7. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Tournament – Decision Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & MAO defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino when Ueno pinned Sasaki with the WR (22:16).
*DAMNATION are forced to disband. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino vacate the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

It’s all over for DAMNATION. After over five years as a powerful force in DDT, the unit is now forced to disband after becoming the ultimate losers of the first ever DRAMATIC SURVIVOR tournament. The “final” came down to DAMNATION against The 37KAMIINA. Both units have tag team champions within them so a championship was also guaranteed to be vacated due to the rules of the tournament. MAO was the immediate target for DAMNATION because he was the one pinned in 37KAMIINA’s earlier match and was identified as the weak point. He had a chance to end the match with the Hollywood Star Press but Soma Takao moved out of the way. DAMNATION then switched over to Shunma Katsumata after Daisuke Sasaki hit him with the DAMNATION signboard. Katsumata held on and turned the tables with Konosuke Takeshita’s help. Tetsuya Endo was almost pinned but he tagged out to Yuji Hino to carry the load. The match came down to Sasaki and Yuki Ueno fighting for survival. Endo tried to help by doing the Springboard Overhead Kick but Ueno dodged it and Sasaki got kicked instead! The 37KAMIINA ganged up on Sasaki while keeping the rest of DAMNATION away. They hit the MADMAX and Ueno followed up with the BME but Hino broke the count. Another clearing of the ring allowed Ueno to give Sasaki the WR and win the match, killing off DAMNATION in the process.

The result means Ueno gets some measure of revenge on Sasaki over what happened at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”. Ueno said The 37KAMIINA couldn’t be defeated in the end because everyone in the group has evolved. Sasaki said DAMNATION was going to break up in 2025 anyway so they will wait until then to officially do it. Hisaya Imabayashi then immediately corrected Sasaki and said DAMNATION’s final match will happen on 26th September. Also Endo, Takao & Hino now have to forfeit the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Ueno closed out the show by saying The 37KAMIINA will continue to be brighter, happier and hotter that anyone else in DDT!

Backstage MAO apologized for always needing to be saved by the others. Katsumata assured him it is no one’s fault and the power of all four combined is why they won. That cheered MAO up and made him want to run over Sanshiro Takagi with a car because this entire tournament was his idea in the first place. MAO also wonders what Endo will become now he will be on his own. He wants to reach out to his fellow countryman but Takeshita does not. The mood was bad over in DAMNATION. Mad Paulie cried, Takao doesn’t know what to do, Sasaki kind of blamed Endo but swore revenge on Ueno, Hino blamed Takao, Endo calmed everyone down and then Sasaki finally took responsibility for what happened. Even Sanshiro Takagi admits that losing DAMNATION will hurt DDT because they were a popular unit. But Takagi doesn’t want DDT to be stuck in a rut so a shakeup like this was necessary. If something bad happens because of this, he will take care of it.

In the earlier round, DISASTER BOX and Junretsu defied expectations and both won their survival early. DISASTER BOX were the favourites to disband so they threw everyone for a loop from the get go. Kazuki Hirata pulled off the miracle by cradling Takao for the three count. HARASHIMA was relieved with the result and gave Hirata credit for doing his best. Toru Owashi admitted to feeling despair when the match came down to only him and Hirata against DAMNATION. Naomi Yoshimura saw the funny side and called Hirata the main character of today’s show. Hirata said everyone in DISASTER BOX loves being here because the unit gives them all a home to go back to. Everyone then wished Hirata luck in going after the DDT Extreme Title next weekend.

Junretsu were safe after a good moment of timing. MAO had Yusuke Okada beaten with the Michinoku Driver II until Jun Akiyama rushed in and hit MAO with the Running Knee Butt. Okada then rolled MAO over and scored the three count for the win. Mizuki Watase said their unit was able to win because they have the best bond and unity in the world. He is now confident that Junretsu can become the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Champions. The rest of the unit aren’t as enthusiastic about the idea but Makoto Oishi thinks the only reason they won today was to avoid splitting up. So maybe they can win the 8-Man Tag Titles if they have to risk disbanding the unit again. Akiyama told the other four to go do that because he would rather team with Yoshihiko.

Chris Brookes is working on his submission game to keep Takeshita on his toes. He used a grounded version of the Octopus Hold to beat Yukio Sakaguchi by TKO. What’s remarkable is Sakaguchi attempted to use the Plus Ultra hold that Takeshita created but Brookes countered it into the Octopus Hold. However Brookes is expecting Takeshita to study this match in preparation for the KO-D Openweight Title bout and will learn how to avoid that counter. He knows he can’t reveal his full hand before then.

The Badonkadonk used by Yuki Iino is a Banzai Drop but with most of Iino’s clothing missing. After Pheromones won their match, Danshoku Dieno teased that the team will soon get a third member. They can sniff this mystery wrestler’s presence in the air but think now is not the time to identify who it is.

DDT will return to Nagoya Congress Center on 18th December.


Dramatic Survivor Tomorrow, Ganjo Conflict Continues

September 3, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 SUMMER ~STEP AND A STEP~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Hikari Noa & Kaya Toribami
2. Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Arisu Endo
3. Shoko Nakajima, Raku & Moka Miyamoto Vs Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Haruna Neko
4. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Pom Harajuku Vs Hyper Misao, Nao Kakuta & Nodoka Tenma
5. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh Vs Yuki Aino & Marika Kobashi

I seriously doubt any of the women here will make the last minute trip to Chicago for the All Out Casino Battle Royal. Don’t think that needed to be said but it’s been a crazy year.

DDT “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021”, 04/09/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino
3. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Tournament – Round 1: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & MAO
4. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito & Yukio Naya
5. Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
6. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
7. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Tournament – Decision Match: Losers Of Match #1 Vs Losers Of Match #2

Tomorrow either DISASTER BOX, DAMNATION, Junretsu or The 37KAMIINA will be no more. A fan vote on DDT’s Twitter account has DISASTER BOX as the “favourites” to lose everything and break up. Remember, if the losing team features either the KO-D Tag Team Champions or KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions then those belts must be vacated too!

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Tokiko Kirihara
2. 3 Way Match: Hong Kong International Police Man Vs Makoto Vs Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Texas Tornado Street Fight Special Mixed Tag Match: Miss Mongol & Yumehito Imanari Vs Cherry & Shota
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Moeka Haruhi Vs Yuu Yamagata & HARUKAZE

Yuna Manase already got a small piece of HARUKAZE ever since the latter betrayed Ganbare☆Joshi to join Yuu Yamagata’s side. Manase still wants HARUKAZE to come back to her senses so her anger is aimed more at Yamagata. What position Moeka Haruhi will take in this situation remains to be seen.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN OSAKA”, 05/09/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yuki “Sexy” Iino
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
4. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani
5. Special Single Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno
6. Osaka Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi

So does the rest of the shows in September have to change some of their matches when one of the units splits up or will there be a farewell period for the losing group? DDT hasn’t said either way.


Dramatic Survivor, A Unit Must Split Up! Dieno And Iino New Team Name, Takanashi Comeback, Sasaki Wants CM Punk?!?

August 23, 2021

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SENDAI”, 29/08/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT

1. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Kazuki Hirata
2. Shunma Katsumata & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Saki Akai & Hideki Okatani Vs Akito & Yuna Manase
4. DDT Teenage Project Special Single Match: El Unicorn Vs Ilusion
5. Junretsu Vs DAMANTION!: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Sendai Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Chihiro Hashimoto Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
7. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi & Keigo Nakamura

Now that “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” is in the rear view mirror, DDT is starting to shake up a little bit with new champions, new youth, a new team and the threat of existing alliances getting torn apart. We’ll get to each one show by show.

DDT “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021”, 04/09/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Team Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino
2. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Team Tournament – Round 1: Junretsu, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & MAO
3. Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
4. Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura
5. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito & Yukio Naya
6. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
7. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Team Tournament – Decision Match: Losers Of Match #1 Vs Losers Of Match #2

The name of the show isn’t just there to sound cool. The Dramatic Survivor Unit tournament was revealed to be a reverse bracket where the losing teams advance to the final. Win a match and your team is safe, lose all your matches and your unit must split up! Sanshiro Takagi came up with the idea to avoid DDT getting stale. He wants all the teams to fight for survival and there is no bigger motivation than the survival of your unit! To make things even more riskier, if a champion team is in the disbanding unit they will be forced to vacate their titles too! So if The 37KAMIINA lose and splits up they vacate the KO-D Tag Team Titles. If DAMNATION lose and splits up they vacate the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. For Junretsu and DISASTER BOX there will be no championships stripped.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Tokiko Kirihara
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
3. Texas Tornado Street Fight Special Mixed Tag Match: Miss Mongol & Yumehito Imanari Vs Cherry & Shota
4. 3 Way Match: Hong Kong International Police Man Vs Makoto Vs Itsuki Aoki
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Moeka Haruhi Vs Yuu Yamagata & HARUKAZE

Choun-Shiryu is unable to be on the show due to “circumstances”. His spot in the 3 Way Match is coincidentally being filled by the rarely seen Hong Kong International Police Man.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match ~ DRAMATIC WARS: Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
2. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase
3. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino

Back at the Beer Garden shows Danshoku Dieno and Yuki Iino appealed to form a tag team. Their request wasn’t met because they couldn’t come up with a suitable or tasteful team name. Well today they have their team name and also nicknames to match. From now on Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino are Pheromones! They immediately challenged Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata for the KO-D Tag Titles and got their shot so they would stop annoying the champions.

If the KO-D Tag Titles happen to be vacated because The 37KAMIINA lose the Dramatic Survivor tournament, then the match will be changed into a decision bout to determine the new champions. So at least Takeshita & Katsumata have a chance to reclaim the belts after they are forced to give them up.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

The new KO-D Openweight Champion Takeshita took some time to reflect on his latest accomplishment. After finally beating Jun Akiyama, the KO-D Title belt now has a different weight to it and Takeshita feels a different responsibility when it comes to defending it. He is in his best condition because of this pressure and is ready to take on Chris Brookes. He hasn’t beaten Brookes since July 2019 when he defended the KO-D Title against him back then. Brookes has won every singles match they’ve had together since then, which were either championship or tournament matches.

Masahiro Takanashi has become active again since coming back from injury. Not in the ring though because ChocoPro doesn’t have one. He wrestles his first match in DDT since March 2020.

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 01/10/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Dragon Sakurabo, “Old Wise Man” Human-Zee & Tiger Jeet Singh-juku Sumidagawa (w/ Haru Miyako) Vs Gota Ihashi & Antonio Honda (w/ Sayaka Obihiro & KUDO)
2. Saki Akai & Rina Yamashita Vs Yuna Mizumori & Mei Suruga
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, ken45° & Manjimaru Vs Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Yasu Urano
4. Kenichiro Arai Vs Baliyan Akki
5. Masahiro Takanashi & Chris Brookes Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei (w/ Gorgeous Matsuno)

Third time’s the charm. Takanashi even got to keep the entire card this time.

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs X

After stealing the belt multiple times over the last month, Daisuke Sasaki in now officially the DDT Universal Champion. His first title defence will be on 12th October and he has the right to choose his challenger. He chose CM Punk but DDT cannot make that happen for multiple reasons. Sasaki then picked Minoru Fujita as his back-up choice. Fujita beat Sasaki at July’s DAMNATION produced show so Sasaki wants to avenge that loss. The match is not official yet but DDT will send the challenge over to Fujita.


DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1” Results

July 30, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1”, 30/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE
186 Fans – No Vacancy

1. MAO & Yukio Naya defeated Akito & Gota Ihashi when Naya submitted Ihashi with the Naya Link E (9:15).
2. Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi defeated SHINGO with the Dramatic Dream Twister (10:31).
3. Saki Akai Produce Match: Kazusada Clark, Yukio Ochanomizu & Saki Akamon defeated Regent Hirata, Yuko Kamisori & One Punch Nakamura when Clark pinned Kamisori with a Lariat (11:35).
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match ~Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Are Also A Classic!~: Toru Owashi, Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Yuki Ueno defeated Shinigami after they moved his heart (4:43).
5. HARASHIMA Produce Match – DISASTER BOX Vs Ganpro!: Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii defeated HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura when Katsumura submitted Yoshimura with the Ninja Choke (17:28).
6. Chris Brookes & Hideki Okatani defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Yuya Koroku when Okatani submitted Koroku with a Crab Hold (22:18).

Summertime means it’s time for DDT to go back to the beer garden. Normally the headline match goes to one of the wrestler self-produced matches but this year the Day 1 spotlight was given to Hideki Okatani and Yuya Koroku. The tag match also involved Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes but the final moments came down to the youngsters. Okatani got the better of Koroku in a duel of Elbow Strikes and almost won with a Running Elbow Smash. He had to make Koroku give up to a Crab Hold to get the win in the end. Okatani got to give the show closing speech. He wants to win his matches on all the Beer Garden shows this year.

The visiting Ganbare☆Pro team were victorious over DISASTER BOX. Even they were surprised by the result! While HARASHIMA and Keisuke Ishii kicked each other back and forth on the ring apron, Naomi Yoshimura tangled with Shuichiro Katsumura in the ring. Katsumura caught his opponent’s Lariat and countered it into the Ninja Choke. He kept the move locked in until the referee stopped the match in his favour. HARASHIMA took the loss well and along with Yoshimura shook hands with his opponents after the match.

The annual ghost story from Hisaya Imabayashi almost never took place. First a delay was announced because everyone involved in the match was caught in a traffic accident on the way to the venue. Imabayashi arrived in a hurry and explained to everyone they crashed into a dump truck. He wasn’t hurt in the accident but the four wrestlers were all sent to the hospital in an unconscious state. He broke down and cried in the ring until suddenly Toru Owashi, Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine and Yuki Ueno all climbed into the ring and began wrestling their match. However nobody at ringside was reacting to them, leaving the wrestlers feeling confused. All of a sudden, a Shinigami appeared and told the wrestlers they all died in the traffic accident earlier due to Sasadango’s bad driving. Their souls made it to Shinjuku FACE because it was their duty to still wrestle but the time had come for him to take their souls to the afterlife. The wrestlers begged for their lives and struck a deal with the Shinigami. He would bring them back to life for five minutes so they could wrestle their last match. They were revived, giving Yukinori Matsui a big shock, and they went straight into the 4 Way. But there was a twist from Shinigami. He would spare the winner of the match and only take the souls of the losers! Ueno ended up winning the match by making Sasadango tap out to a Sleeper Hold. However Ueno offered to sacrifice himself to Shinigami in order to spare the other three. Each of the wrestlers all did the same until Shinigami got annoyed and decided to revive all of them. The wrestlers celebrated until Imabayashi tried to scare them all with the evil point he always does during his ghost stories. But nothing happened. They didn’t even notice him. Imabayashi was confused until the Shinigami tapped on his shoulder and told him it was time for them to leave. That was when Imabayashi realized he was dead all along. The room went dark and then “Wild Thing” played.

It was a bunch of family fortunes in Match #3. The relatives of six DDT wrestlers were gathered together for a 6-Man Tag Match. One team was made up of well behaved high school students: Kazusada Clark, Yukio Ochanomizu & Saki Akamon. Their opponents Regent Hirata, Yuko Kamisori & One Punch Nakamura were all delinquents. Hirata bullied Ochanomizu for his money. Ochanomizu offered him his lunch bread instead but Hirata slapped it away. They continued to bully the students until they stripped off Ochanomizu’s jacket to discover his body was covered in tattoos. The tables turned anf Ochanomizu led his team to fight back against the bullies. Clark confessed his love for Kamisori after the match and they kissed in the ring.

Bicycles were legal when Sanshiro Takagi went to war with wrestler/cyclist SHINGO. First SHINGO cycled out in his full costume then Takagi appeared with the revived and upgraded Dramatic Dream! SHINGO asked for his legs to not be targeted because he has a race next week but his pleas were ignored as Takagi attacked them. They soon brought their bikes into the ring and cycled into each other. SHINGO got the upper hand at first but Takagi eventually lifted both him and his bicycle high in the air for an Argentine Backbreaker. Takagi then attached a drill to the Dramatic Dream and used it to smash a plastic box into SHINGO. Takagi then finished him off with the Dramatic Dream Twister. He praised SHINGO and his trainers at HEAT-UP for a great performance after the match.

MAO & Yukio Naya were a well oiled machine together against Akito & Gota Ihashi. Naya Choke Slammed Akito onto his partner and then put Ihashi in a Cobra Twist. MAO made the letter E with his body and climbed on top of them to add more pressure to the hold, causing Ihashi to give up.


Princess Cup Enters Round 2, Dramatic Survivor

July 23, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 24/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Nao Kakuta Vs Arisu Endo
2. Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Moka Miyamoto Vs Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai
3. Hikari Noa, Raku, Pom Harajuku & Suzume Vs Maki Itoh, Marika Kobashi, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2E: Yuki Aino Vs Haruna Neko
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2B: Mirai Maiumi Vs Mizuki
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2A: Miyu Yamashita Vs Yuki Kamifuku

Two shows in, two shows to go for the opening round rush of the Tokyo Princess Cup. The big story seems to be Mizuki having a target on her back with both Miyu Yamashita and Maki Itoh wanting to be the ones to eliminate her. If Yamashita and Mizuki both win tomorrow then they face each other in the Quarter Final. That’s if Mirai Maiumi doesn’t deliver the Miramare Shock she is always promising first. Yuki Kamifuku recently got her motorbike license so her dream of winning the tournament and being gifted with a prize bike is as strong as ever. Haruna Neko won a non-tournament 3 Way match today but can she pull it off against Yuki Aino in the Cup tomorrow?

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 25/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2C: Raku Vs Maki Itoh
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2D: Mahiro Kiryu Vs Suzume
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2F: Rika Tatsumi Vs Hyper Misao
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2G: Marika Kobashi Vs Shoko Nakajima

Sunday ends the series of shows and gives everyone a well deserved break for a few days. Itoh, Suzume, Hyper Misao and Shoko Nakajima jump into the action. Rika Tatsumi is determined become a champion again and will use this tournament to launch herself back to the top. Meanwhile Raku, Mahiro Kiryu and Marika Kobashi are all taking the opportunity to climb up the ladder by themselves.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2A Vs Winner Of Match 2B
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2C Vs Winner Of Match 2D
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Miu Watanabe Vs Winner Of Match 2E
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2F Vs Winner Of Match 2G

Miu Watanabe is the first person to reach the quarter finals so she gets to relax a little bit.

DDT “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021”, 04/09/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. 1 Day Unit Tournament – Semi Final: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X
2. 1 Day Unit Tournament – Semi Final: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X
3. 1 Day Unit Tournament – Final: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X

A 1 Day tournament will be held between the four big units in DDT. Every match is an 8-Man Tag Match. The units entering are DISASTER BOX, DAMNATION, Junretsu and The 37KAMIINA. The teams of four representing each unit will be decided on a later date.


DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!” Results

July 4, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!”, 04/07/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
621 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) when Yatsu submitted Naya with the Jail Lock (12:06).
*Team Thoroughbred fails in V2. Team Olympian becomes the 5th KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Champions!
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock (16:58).
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Yuji Hino defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Fuckin’ BOMB (12:36).
4. 4 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda, Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino and Yusuke Okada & Yuya Koroku when Sakaguchi pinned Koroku with the Danshoku Driver (9:24).
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata defeated Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Hirata pinned Shimatani with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (11:51).
6. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani when MAO pinned Okatani with the Cannonball 450 (11:05).
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuji Hino with the Cross-Arm German Suplex (18:09).

Konosuke Takeshita is now a two time King Of DDT winner! He had to go through one of his worst enemies and then one of his largest opponents to make it back to the top. In the final, Yuji Hino stood across the ring and was shocked when the match begun because he was immediately thrown into a Blue Thunder Bomb for a nearfall. Hino took over with heavy Chops and a Sleeper Hold. The match turned into a game of one-upmanship with Elbow Strikes and Lariats thrown everywhere. Takeshita kept himself planted to block the Fuckin’ BOMB but had to become more agile idea to avoid the move by doing a Hurricanrana. Hino was almost pinned with the German Suplex and then found himself in an unusual position when Takeshita caught his arm from a Lariat. Takeshita held onto the arm and then ducked a Short-Range Lariat from Hino’s other arm. That ended up with Takeshita is perfect position to give Hino the Cross-Arm German Suplex to win the match.

Takeshita received his prize money and, more importantly, he will face Jun Akiyama for the KO-D Openweight Title at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” on 21st August! He said he is satisfied with his performances throughout the tournament and has nothing to be afraid of anymore. He’s been away from the KO-D Title for a long time but is confident to go against Akiyama in their big rematch. Backstage he said the last year and a half being away from the KO-D Title scene has not been a waste of time for him. He wants to fight as the ace of DDT and the future of pro wrestling. He won the tournament with this attitude and with the support of The 37KAMIINA behind him. Meanwhile Hino is impressed that Takeshita had a move kept up his sleeve to beat him. He might have found a kindred spirit in Takeshita and wants to fight him in a rematch. When they does happen, maybe Hino will be the one who will use a secret move to win.

All of 37KAMIINA are aiming to be champions at the same time. Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO have a chance to gain a lot of ground with a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles shot coming up. But first they had to get past Junretsu. Katsumata kept urging Akiyama to do the NeppoWER!! pose but he refused. Hideki Okatani did it to mock Katsumata. Akiyama finally gave in and did it after he and Makoto Oishi beat Katsumata up. Okatani held his own against the sauna club but Ueno stunned him with the Standing Shining Wizard and MAO got the win with the Cannonball 450. Katsumata popped a cracker at Akiyama while this was going on. After the match Katsumata pointed to the sky and told the others he could see the aurora wishing for Takeshita’s King Of DDT victory.

Kazuki Hirata ambushed DAMNATION with Tegatana chops during their entrance. They had no effect and DAMNATION all ganged up on him. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura kept the hopes alive for DISASTER BOX but whenever Hirata was tagged in, DAMNATION took over and ganged up on him again. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie attacked him one by one. But when Nobuhiro Shimatani had his turn, Hirata pinned him out of nowhere with the Miracle One Shot Cradle!

Just like last month, there were bottles of a mysterious drink found backstage by the DDT locker room, this time with the letter D on them. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino (wearing Danshoku tights) drank some on their way to the ring and handed bottles out to some of the other teams. It appeared whoever drank it would become Danshoku. Eruption grabbed some bottles backstage but Yukio Sakaguchi walked out not looking any different. Saki Akai though ran out wearing Danshoku tights and fighting the urge to go grab fans in the audience. She snapped out of it but later had the urge to do the Danshoku Nightmare as a counter to Yuya Koroku’s Sunset Flip. The Iyasareru ran in to stop her from doing anything lewd. Sakaguchi later pulled down his trunks to show he was wearing Danshoku tights all along and he pinned Koroku with the Danshoku Driver. An annoyed Yusuke Okada spanked Iino after the match for being partly responsible for what happened.

The King Of DDT semi-finals happened in the early portion of the show. Hino defeated Kazusada Higuchi to advance in a heavyweight showdown. Higuchi’s reliance on the Brain Claw wasn’t as effective on Hino compared to his previous opponents. Hino used his own Claw Hold to fight back. Higuchi tried to finish him off with the Buchikamashi sumo charge but Hino cut him off with the Lariat and pinned him with the Fuckin’ BOMB. Higuchi was left disappointed over the status quo being maintained by that result because once again he gets knocked out in the semi-final.

Takeshita’s grudge with Daisuke Sasaki was on show in the other semi-final. He also had Mad Paulie to worry about outside the ring. Some of the dirty tactics were avoided and Sasaki even gave Paulie a mistaken Low Blow over it. The 37KAMIINA took Paulie to the back so the match could continue one versus one. Sasaki was able to send Takeshita crashing into Yukinori Matsui meaning that no on was around to call the match when Sasaki gave up to the Modified Chickenwing Facelock. Sasaki hit a Low Blow before Matsui recovered. Takeshita turned things around by catching a Topé Suicida and delivering a Brainbuster in return. After a lot of fighting to get the move locked in, Takeshita finally got Sasaki back in the Modified Chickenwing Facelock and got him to submit. Sasaki vowed to get revenge in 2025 or so but until then he talked about disappearing for a while. Whether he is serious or just giving out another of his empty threats remains to be seen.

In the month when the Olympic Games will finally go ahead, a team of “Olympians” have won the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles! The squad led by Yoshiaki Yatsu all had handkerchiefs in their gear because it is a necessary item in amateur wrestling. It was Keigo Nakamura’s return from injury and he wrestled in new gear for the occasion. The match fell apart for Team Thoroughbred when their Triple Saber Chop missed its target and all hit Yukio Naya by accident. Akito & Hiroshi Yamato targeted Naya’s knees and left him for Yatsu to finish off. Yatsu did the Iron Knee/Yatsugoye with his prosthetic leg on Naya. Then all of Team Olympian put Team Thoroughbred in four separate Jail Locks until Naya gave up. Sanshiro Takagi wrapped one of the title belts around Nakamura’s waist while Naya did the same for Yatsu. Backstage Akito explained that the Iron Knee/Yatsugoye is a completely original move that utilizes Yatsu’s greatest weapon. It’s an original move because the angle of the strike is different from the Kamigoye. Yatsu bluntly said it’s because of his prosthetic leg but agrees that the move is legal and there is no foul play intended.

Super Sasadango Machine announced the ticket sales for “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5” on 1st September are doing so well that two additional show performances will take place on the 5th.

The first complete match for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” was announced during the show. It is Shunma Katsumata & MAO against Jun Kasai & Chris Brookes in a Hardcore Tag Match!

The next D-Ou Grand Prix will begin on 3rd November in Ota Ward Gymnasium. It is being called D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 Part II.


DDT “AUDIENCE 2021 TOUR IN KUMAMOTO” Results

May 30, 2021

DDT “AUDIENCE 2021 TOUR IN KUMAMOTO”, 30/05/2021
Kumamoto Castle Hall Civic Hall
196 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Antonio Honda when Sakaguchi submitted Honda with a Cobra Clutch (11:39).
2. Kumamoto Specialty! Horse Sashimi, Mustard Renkon, Taipien 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Shunma Katsumata ended in a No Contest (8:33).
3. MAO defeated Yuki Iino with the Michinoku Driver II (10:51).
4. Burn, The Land Of Fire! Burn, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada defeated HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura when Akiyama submitted Nakamura with the Front Neck Lock (13:23).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Shinya Aoki defeated Saki Akai (c) with a School Boy (18:25).
*Shinya Aoki becomes the 1,512th champion.
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno defeated Shinya Aoki & Yukio Naya when Takeshita submitted Naya with the Walls Of Takeshita (14:13).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) defeated Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata when Hino pinned Hirata with the Fucking BOMB (26:55).
*V1 for DAMNATION.

DAMNATION faced a serious challenge from DISASTER BOX. The title contenders dropped the comedy and went in determined to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. It was clear when Kazuki Hirata blocked Tetsuya Endo’s Shooting Star Press, causing big damage to Endo’s ribs. Soma Takao saved the match for DAMNATION by pulling the referee out of the ring while Naomi Yoshimura had Endo pinned. Endo wiped out Toru Owashi & Hirata with the Sasuke Special, leaving Yuji Hino to carry on the heavy lifting from that point on. Hino lifted that load by Fucking BOMBing Yoshimura for the victory.

Endo told they audience that DAMNATION couldn’t afford to lost against such small fish. He accused DDT of leaving him alone after he lost the KO-D Openweight Title to Jun Akiyama back in February (Hisaya Imabayashi denied that) so Endo was going to do something selfish. He demanded the next KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles defence to take place in his hometown of Shiroishi on 18th July! Imabayashi accepted the demand which caught Endo by surprise. He thought there would have been some resistance but the GM said it was fair for the champion to want such a thing. Someone in the audience not paying attention shouted where the show was and Endo responded it is in Shiroishi, a beautiful city just like Kumamoto. That got a good response from the local fans.

Before the semi-main event took place, Saki Akai received a one year pass for Kumamoto Castle Natural Hot Spring (a location previously used for DDT’s Street Wrestling matches) from the director. Then suddenly Shinya Aoki ran into the ring and pinned Akai with a School Boy to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title! Aoki then ran away but was ordered to re-enter the ring to wrestle his tag match happening next. His tag partner Yukio Naya dropped the fall, submitting to the Walls Of Takeshita. The focus then switched to Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno promoting their DDT Vs NOAH match at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” next week.

Twice now HARASHIMA has won recent matches with the Front Neck Lock to send a message to Akiyama. He got it alright and used the same move to submit Keigo Nakamura while HARASHIMA could only stand nearby and watch. The two had a stare down after the match. Today was the last preview match so next time they are in the ring together is when the KO-D Openweight Title is on the line!

MAO’s unusual movements threw Yuki Iino off his game and left him confused at points. It led to Iino losing his temper and trying to first fight Daisuke Kiso and then Hideki Okatani, thinking they were both MAO. Iino eventually got his head straight but still went charging in for his attacks without thinking. MAO was able to catch Iino with the Michinoku Driver II twice with the second time getting him the win.

Something was odd about Daisuke Sasaki when the 3 Way Match began. He had the kanji “男” (otoko/man, the first character in Danshoku Dieno’s name) written on his forehead and started behaving in a Danshoku-like manner. It was then revealed that Dieno brainwashed him so they could gang up on Shunma Katsumata! After a Lip Lock ref bump happened, Toui Kojima ran into the ring to rescue Katsumata and win approval from The 37KAMIINA. Sasaki grabbed Kojima and they briefly fought outside of the room. Sasaki disappeared but Kojima returned looking like he would rescue Katsumata from Dieno again. Instead Kojima took off his clothes to reveal he was wearing a Danshoku outfit underneath! Kojima grabbed Katsumata to do unspeakable things to him and Yukinori Matsui called off the match once he regained consciousness.