DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017” Results

February 19, 2017

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DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,280 Fans – No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) defeated Gota Ihashi with a High Angle Cradle (5:01).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani passes D12. Gota Ihashi becomes the 19th King Of Dark Champion.
1. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano defeated Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase & Guanchulo and Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Akito pinned Watase with the Hanamasa (8:07).
2. Takagi-gun Vs Michael-gun Loser Exiled Overseas Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai defeated Michael Nakazawa, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Cherry when Hirata pinned Nakazawa with the One Shot Miracle Cradle (10:08).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 3 Way Match: Kotatsu (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii and Antonio Honda when Kotatsu pinned Honda with a Jumping Body Attack (9:01).
*V? for Kotatsu.
4. Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie when Takayama pinned Paulie with the Everest German Suplex (10:04).
5. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino ended in a No Contest (9:23).
6. ROAD TO SSA COUNTDOWN Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with the Sky Twister Press (12:39).
7. DDT Pre-20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & KUDO defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Dick Togo when HARASHIMA pinned Takeshita with the Somato (20:54).

 

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We are now one month away from DDT’s 20th Anniversary show being held in Saitama Super Arena. The main event at Korakuen Hall was a special tag team bout containing the past, present and future of DDT. Generation rivals HARASHIMA & KUDO teamed together to defeat Konosuke Takeshita & Dick Togo. The victory was even sweeter for HARASHIMA because he pinned his Saitama opponent Takeshita to win the match. While Takeshita was still shaken by the Reverse Hurricanrana and Somato combo, he was still able to point at HARASHIMA while being taken away from the ring.

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Sanshiro Takagi then took centre stage and was joined by almost the entire DDT roster. Only Takeshita and the DAMNATION wrestlers were absent. Takagi asked the audience what day it is. They answered “Pro Wrestling Day”. Takagi said they were correct, the first international pro wrestling match in the original Sumo Hall took place on 19th February, 1954 when Rikidozan & Masahiko Kimura fought the Sharpe Brothers. On the same date 20 years ago Takagi was preparing DDT’s first ever show. Today, DDT is one month away from running at Saitama Super Arena. Takagi thanked the fans for their support throughout the years and is looking forward to seeing them in Saitama next month. HARASHIMA took over and said everyone in DDT is different but together they will succeed so DDT will celebrate a 30th anniversary, a 40th anniversary and a 50th anniversary!

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Tetsuya Endo got the jump on Yukio Sakaguchi with a German Suplex before their match began. Endo left the ring but a pissed off Sakaguchi dove over the ropes on top of him. Sakaguchi later countered the Torture Rack Bomb into a Sleeper Hold and held on until Endo backed him into the corner. Sakaguchi went back to the Sleeper Hold, even catching Endo with one after a Handspring. Endo fought to reach the ropes but didn’t move afterwards and Yukinori Matsui had to push Sakaguchi back just in case Endo was too hurt to continue. It turned out Endo was playing possum and he threw Matsui into Sakaguchi. Then he hit the unaware Sakaguchi with a Handspring Kneel Kick. Sakaguchi was too disoriented to defend himself and Endo won with the Torture Rack Facebuster followed by the Sky Twister Press.

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There was a meeting of two cultures when Colt Cabana faced Danshoku Dino. Since Cabana was using his “Boom Boom” nickname Dino decided to come up with his own, “Bin Bin” which is a Japanese slang for an erection. There were duelling chants of “Boom Boom” and “Bin Bin” as the two tangled. Cabana tried to copy Joey Ryan’s dick technique but this time Dino was able to overpower it. The match fell apart due to Dino’s shenanigans and the result was a No Contest. Dino continued trying to grab Dino after the match and then decided to strip naked. Other wrestlers had to run in and cover Dino’s modesty with whatever piece of clothing they could find. Dino didn’t care, this was all preparation for his match at Saitama Super Arena where he’ll be wrestling on a global stage. He’s not done with Cabana either and asked him to please come back. Cabana responded in Japanese. He loves wrestling, he loves DDT, he loves Korakuen Hall and he loves DDT UNIVERSE. But he doesn’t love Dino.

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Yoshihiro Takayama noticed that Shungo Oyama was sitting at the commentary table and invited him to the ring after his match. Oyama entered the ring and was willing to show respect but Takayama attacked him. Oyama ducked and put Takayama down with a Sleeper Hold.

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It is the table and it is still the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion! Kotatsu toughened out the combined powers of Keisuke Ishii and Antonio Honda to keep the title in a 3 Way Match. Honda wore Kotatsu over his back like a turtle shell and used it to block Ishii’s Kneel Kick. He then gave Ishii the Tombstone onto Kotatsu. But Honda was defeated when he swung Kotatsu at the ropes and it bounced back landing on top of him for the pin. Both Kazuki Hirata and Michael Nakazawa attacked Kotatsu after the match but then turned on each other. A double strike knocked both of them out and Kotatsu was left standing… because it’s a table…

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Michael Nakazawa was so used to the weather in Thailand that he was unprepared for the cold weather back in Japan. It affected his performance in a match where the loser would be deported from Japan. Nakazawa needed to be warm to do the Ultimate Venom Arm so one by one members of DDT staff offered their underwear to Nakazawa to form a Spirit Ball. Even his wife Keiko offered her red panties and held Kazuki Hirata in place for Nakazawa to strike. Unfortunately Hirata ducked and Nakazawa’s spirit ball of underwear landed on Keiko instead. Keiko was left stunned and she slapped Michael. That allowed Hirata to roll Michael up for the three count. Michael Nakazawa must now leave Japan. At least he still has his home in Thailand.

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Things are going well for Soma Takao now that he is part of Smile Squash. They won the 3 Way Trios Match and Akito called for a shot at the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions. However NωA also wants a title shot and although they lost the match, they weren’t beaten. The decision was made to do a 3 Way Match for the titles between Team DNA, Smile Squash and NωA at Saitama Super Arena.

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Nobuhiro Shimatani can see the light again and the King Of Dark Title has gone back home to its rightful owner. Gota Ihashi is now a 6 time champion. Shimatani can now compete at the DNA relaunch on 23rd February. He wants to team up with Daiki Shimomura to take on Guanchulo & Rekka.


Takao Joins Smile Squash, Sakaguchi Fights DAMNATION, Tokyo Joshi Signs Manase

February 16, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS FIGHT OUT #3”, 18/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Syoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka-oneesan
2. Yuu & Miyu Yamashita Vs Mil Clown & Rika Tatsumi
3. “Back Bancho” Akane Miura Road To Graduation: Akane Miura Vs Maho Kurone
4. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Konkatsu-gun: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko

No Reika Saiki on this show so Yuu doesn’t have to worry about her here.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) Vs Gota Ihashi
1. Takagi-gun Vs Michael-gun Loser Exiled Overseas Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai Vs Michael Nakazawa, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Cherry
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase & Guanchulo Vs Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 3 Way Match: Kotatsu (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda
4. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino
5. Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
6. ROAD TO SSA COUNTDOWN Special Single Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. DDT Pre-20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & KUDO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Dick Togo

Yukio Sakaguchi has the nothing but DAMNATION ahead of him on the road to Saitama Super Arena. He and Masakatsu Funaki are set to defend the KO-D Tag Team Titles against Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo in Saitama. Until then Sakaguchi will be fighting against DAMNATION with his Shuten-dōji partners.

Soma Takao is now a part of Smile Squash and this weekend is his first match as a member.

Nobuhiro Shimatani has one more chance to lose the King Of Dark Title before the DNA relaunch. Unfortunately he was defeated in his last two defences to Gota Ihashi. Will the third time be a charm?

BASARA “VAJRA 30 ~WINTER SUMMER BLUE~”, 20/02/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Hagane
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Shinya Ishida Vs Daichi Kazato & Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Hardcore Match: SAGAT Vs Gunso
4. Metal Special Match: Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Tanaka
5. Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Koji Iwamoto & Fuminori Abe
6 Union MAX Title: FUMA (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Hagane is from Fighting Musical Makai, a dramatic musical wrestling show where warriors duel with evil. In unrelated news, Madoka is missing from this card for some reason…

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKYO BAY~”, 25/02/2017
Chiba Blue Field

1. Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Inner Chamber, Outer Chamber, Big Runaway! Chiba Specialty Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino Vs Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi
3. Smile Squash Vs Happy Motel Fight Against All Sides!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Guanchulo

All of Smile Squash will be together for the first time since Takao’s induction to the group.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONTON~”, 26/02/2017
Maebashi Green Dome Sub Arena

1. Mad Paulie Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
3. Maebashi Specialty! DDT Does Not Know The Gunman Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda

HARASHIMA and Konosuke Takeshita have a few more tag matches to get through. HARASHIMA won the first one in Osaka two weeks ago.

Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION continues with two matches on this show.

DDT “DRAMATIC 2017 MARCH SPECIAL ~ROAD TO SUPER ARENA~”, 05/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. DAMNATION Vs FREEDOMS!: Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Jun Kasai & GENTARO
2. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
3. ROAD TO SSA MAIN EVENT Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda

DAMNATION is now fighting on two fronts, one against Shuten-dōji and one against FREEDOMS. Jun Kasai is bringing GENTARO back to DDT to put Daisuke Sasaki in check.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN NERIMA!”, 12/03/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Reika Saiki

The newest Tokyo Joshi Pro signing will have her debut match in Coconeri Hall next month. Yuna Manase is from Actwres girl’Z and has been wrestling for three years. She will be be a regular wrestler for Tokyo Joshi from March onwards. Manase recently participated in the Miss Tokyo Sports contest and is not shy to flaunt her body. In fact she appeared at her press conference wearing a white swimsuit and posing for the cameras. She said she is learning about Tokyo Joshi through DDT UNIVERSE and is looking forward to being in the same ring as Saki Akai. She would love to form a tag team with Akai and they can be called SM Gun together.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2017 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE”, 20/03/2017
Saitama Super Arena

0. DNA Offer Match: Rekka, Daiki Shimomura & Yuki Ueno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani, Naomi Yoshimura & Dai Suzuki
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuu, Mil Clown & Itoh Maki Vs Reika Saiki, Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa
0. DDT Pro Wrestling 20th Anniversary Memorial Celebration Dramatic Rumble: MIKAMI Vs GENTARO Vs Bambi Vs Rion Mizuki Vs X
1. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2017: Saki Akai, Meiko Satomura & Syoko Nakajima Vs Aja Kong, Cherry & Miyu Yamashita
2. Kou Shibusawa 35th Anniversary “Nobunaga’s Ambition ~Our Warring States~” Sengoku Warlords Match: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sanshiro Takagi), Shingen Takeda (Keiji Muto) & Yukimura Sanada (Isami Kodaka) Vs Katsuie Shibata (Daisuke Sekimoto), Kenshin Uesugi (Jun Akiyama) & Nobunaga Oda (Kota Ibushi)
3. Special 8-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Lady Beard Vs Jaguar Yokota, Yuni, X & X
4. Shungo Oyama Pro Wrestling Challenge Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Dick Togo Vs KUDO & Shungo Oyama
5. Shigehiro Irie Triennial Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mike Bailey
6. “DDT Is DDT” 20 Years Entertainment Culmination! The Best In The World Bad Guy Decisive Battle: Danshoku Dino Vs Joey Ryan
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs X, X & X
8. DDT Extreme Title – Sekichu Presents Hardcore Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
9. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
10. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

All that is left to complete the card is the challengers for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles as well as Jaguar Yokota’s remaining partners for the special 8-Man Tag Match. I reckon we will find out who they are at the Korakuen Hall show this Sunday.


DDT “DRAMATIC NERIMA THE FIGHTER 2017” Results

February 12, 2017

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DDT “DRAMATIC NERIMA THE FIGHTER 2017”, 12/02/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall
511 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with a Running Body Press (3:45).
*D11 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
1. Mad Paulie defeated Shunma Katsumata with a Reverse Splash (5:15).
2. Scramble Bunkhouse Lucha Glasses 6-Man Tag Death Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Keisuke Ishii defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Ishii pinned Matsunaga with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (8:53).
3. Soma Takao Contending Unit Determination Special 6 Way Match: Soma Takao defeated Yasu Urano, Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi, Rekka and Saki Akai (11:13).
3a. Soma Takao eliminated Rekka by Ring Out (1:45).
3b. Makoto Oishi eliminated Sanshiro Takagi with a Cradle (3:09).
3c. Makoto Oishi eliminated Saki Akai with a Cradle (5:52).
3d. Yasu Urano and Soma Takao eliminated Makoto Oishi with a Double Thrust Kick (6:29).
3e. Soma Takao eliminated Yasu Urano with the Gin And Tonic (11:13).
4. Real, No Fear Start!: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino defeated KUDO & Guanchulo when Dino ponned Guanchulo with the Axe Guillotine Danshoku Driver (12:16).
5. Special 3 Way Match: Colt Cabana defeated Konosuke Takeshita and MAO when Cabana pinned MAO with a Superman Dive (8:11).
6. Daisuke Sasaki First Local Triumph! Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Jun Kasai & Antonio Honda when Sasaki submitted Honda with La Mistica Cross Facelock (12:37).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) defeated HARASHIMA & Akito when Sakaguchi submitted Akito with the Modified Cobra Clutch (18:29).
*V1 for Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi.

It was a mixed day for Smile Squash. They weren’t able to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles but they at least gained a new member. In the tag title match, Akito tapped out to Yukio Sakaguchi’s Modified Cobra Clutch. That was Sakaguchi’s revenge for losing to Akito by submission back in January. Sakaguchi asked who wanted to fight him and Masakatsu Funaki next. Out came Tetsuya Endo followed by Shuji Ishikawa! The DAMNATION team will get their title shot at Saitama Super Arena in March!

Daisuke Sasaki was celebrated his return home to Nerima with a tag team victory over Jun Kasai. Sasaki taunted Kasai during the match by stealing his goggles and copying his salute. Sasaki said Kasai was truly amazing, as expected from such a charismatic death match wrestler. He then stomped on Kasai and said he really isn’t such a big deal. Kasai is not as charismatic as he is. They’re going to have some fun in Saitama.

Colt Cabana’s first match in DDT was a success, pinning MAO in a 3 Way Match also featuring Konosuke Takeshita. However his victory speech was cut short when Danshoku Dino attacked him! Dino accused Cabana of being gay and he wants him to admit it in English! This was Cabana’s welcome to DDT and next Sunday at Korakuen Hall Dino will make sure Cabana will come out of the closet! When Dino left Cabana took the microphone. He said his crotch is bigger than Joey Ryan’s.

Yoshihiro Takayama is warming up to the idea of Danshoku Dino being his new No Fear tag partner. He hesitated to participate in Dino’s fighting style but eventually decided “No Fear!” After that he threw KUDO face first into Dino’s exposed rear end. Dino then put Guanchulo in position for the Axe Guillotine Driver but Takayama told him to hold still. Takayama then pulled Dino’s tights over Guanchulo’s head to turn the move into the Axe Guillotine Danshoku Driver! Takayama told Dino it was a good start for their new team.

Soma Takao is now a member of Smile Squash! He won a 6 Way Elimination Match where the winner would earn Takao’s membership. Before the match began, Sanshiro Takagi gave Takao one last offer. If Takao joins T2Hide they can kick out Kazuki Hirata and rename the unit T2T. Makoto Oishi thinks Takao has a future as a pop idol. Rekka tempted Takao with promises of becoming the ace of New Taiwan Pro Wrestling. Saki Akai said Takao can travel the world if he joins the Oscar Promotion agency. The only person who didn’t appeal for Takao to join his unit was Yasu Urano. That made things awkward because Takao wants to join Smile Squash and the match eventually came down to those two. Takao scored the win and earned the right to join Smile Squash under his own power. Urano wasn’t pleased by this. He thinks Takao joining Smile Squash is a dangerous idea. However Akito is ok with the idea and HARASHIMA welcomed Takao into the group with open arms. Urano then accepted Takao’s induction. If nothing else at least this means he now has a new friend.

The Kotatsu table made its presence felt in Match #2, somehow attacking Kazuki Hirata while Keisuke Ishii pinned Tomomitsu Matsunaga. Ishii talked to the table after the match. Ishii said he fights with pride as the AJPW Jr. Champion so he hopes Kotatsu is the same as the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion. He offered a handshake but then began to stomp the table! He then gave Kotatsu the Emerald Frosion and went for a pin but Antonio Honda stopped the count. Honda then tried to pin Kotatsu but Ishii stopped him. Ishii and Honda then knocked each other out with a Lariat and Bionic Elbow collision, leaving Kotatsu just standing there probably triumphant.

Nobuhiro Shimatani is coming close to tying Gota Ihashi’s record for the most King Of Dark Title defences. Shimatani is more concerned about being forced to miss the DNA relaunch in two weeks time. He has one more chance to get rid of the title on 19th February. If he can’t win that match then he will miss the DNA show. Shimatani tried to pin the Kotatsu table to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title but Amon Tsurumi kicked him away.


Ganbare New Century Audition

February 10, 2017

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GET DOWN 2017”, 11/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. GANBARE NEW WAVE: Shinichiro Tominaga & Shota Nakagawa Vs Yukihiro Abe & Andromeda KEN
2. Japanese Psycho ~When You Fight~: Yumehito Imanari Vs Mars Spector
3. Ai Shimizu Ganbare☆Wrestling Trial – 3rd Round: Ai Shimizu Vs Cassandra Miyagi
4. G-COSMOS 2017 ~ Japan Vs Thailand International Combat In Prince – Punch Drunk Rules: Takafumi Ito Vs Tanomusaku Toba
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Kenso Ohka, Osamu Namiguchi & Shibata

The match between Takafumi Ito and Tanomusaku Toba will now be contested under Punch Drunk Rules. Both men will compete wearing boxing gloves. Strikes are encouraged but throws and joint submissions are also allowed. The match will be fought for an unlimited number of 3 minute rounds until a winner is decided.

Ganbare☆Wrestling held tryouts earlier this week to find new talent to add to its roster. The auditions involved workouts, interviews and skill demonstrations. At the end Ken Ohka asked all of the trainees to line up and slap him across the face. Some hesitated but everyone did what they were told. All nine people passed the auditions and were invited to train at Ganpuro with the goal of debuting for them in the future. The person who caught the most attention was a 21 year old woman wearing a hockey mask named Nanaka Kawamura. She wants to become a pro wrestler because it was her mother’s dream to be one. Her mother was high school champion but was too short to turn professional so Kawamura wants to fulfil that dream for her.

BASARA “VAJRA 29 ~TENKA FUBU~”, 12/02/2017
Nagoya City Higashi Sports Center

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Konaka = Pale One Vs Mammoth Handa
2. Daichi Kazato Vs Nori da Funky Shibire-sasu
3. SAGAT Vs Shinya Ishida
4. Double ★ Trans-Am Vs IRON PRIEST: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
5. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto

This Sunday has two shows headlined with tag team title matches. First up is BASARA in Nagoya…

DDT “DRAMATIC NERIMA THE FIGHTER 2017”, 12/02/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) Vs Gota Ihashi
1. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Daisuke Sasaki First Local Triumph! Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Jun Kasai & Antonio Honda
4. Real, No Fear Start!: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino Vs KUDO & Guanchulo
5. Soma Takao Contending Unit Determination Special 6 Way Match: Soma Takao Vs Yasu Urano Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Rekka Vs Saki Akai
6. Special 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs MAO Vs Colt Cabana
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Akito

… Then we go to Tokyo for DDT. Not only that but we are also going to find out which unit Soma Takao will join and Colt Cabana makes his DDT debut.


DDT Tests Out Fan Film Rules, Akane Miura Announces Tokyo Joshi Graduation

February 8, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 29 ~TENKA FUBU~”, 12/02/2017
Nagoya City Higashi Sports Center

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Nori da Funky Shibire-sasu
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Konaka = Pale One Vs Mammoth Handa
3. SAGAT Vs Shinya Ishida
4. Double ★ Trans-Am Vs IRON PRIEST: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
5. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto

Whoever comes out of the show as the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champions will have Ikuto Hidaka & Dick Togo waiting for them.

I’m seeing double. Four Trans-Ams.

DDT “DRAMATIC NERIMA THE FIGHTER 2017”, 12/02/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) Vs Gota Ihashi
1. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Daisuke Sasaki First Local Triumph! Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Jun Kasai & Antonio Honda
4. Real, No Fear Start!: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino Vs KUDO & Guanchulo
5. Soma Takao Contending Unit Determination Special 6 Way Match: Soma Takao Vs Yasu Urano Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Rekka Vs Saki Akai
6. Special 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs MAO Vs Colt Cabana
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Akito

DDT is considering lifting its ban of fan recordings at its live shows. A trial run will take place at the Nerima show. Fans in attendance will be allowed to record video as long as they film just the matches (no entrances because of music rights). Fans can only use phones (no tablets or cameras) that are held below eye level and nobody is allowed to deliberately film other people in the audience. Depending on results and feedback DDT will experiment with these rules as time goes on.

Soma Takao now finds himself as the hottest free agent in DDT. Units all around are falling over themselves to sign him so a 6 Way Match will determine where he goes. Whoever wins will have their unit recruit Soma. If Soma himself wins he gets to choose who to join, which is most likely Smile Squash. But T2Hide and NωA badly want him. That’s not all, Rekka wants Soma to be the ace of his home promotion New Taiwan Pro Wrestling. T2Hide promises to make him their leader. NωA want him because he has a higher singing voice that none of the other members have. Last but not least, Saki Akai wants Soma to sign with the Oscar Promotion talent agency. Akai calls Oscar the largest unit in the wrestling world.

Kotatsu was asked to comment on its Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title defence but it kept silent.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS FIGHT OUT #3”, 18/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. “Back Bancho” Akane Miura Road To Graduation: Akane Miura Vs Maho Kurone
2. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Konkatsu-gun: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko

Akane Miura announced today on her 20th birthday that she will be graduating from Tokyo Joshi Pro on 25th March. Miura was given an offer to go back to senior high school in April and she wishes to complete her education. She is unable to wrestle and concentrate on her studies at the same time so she had to make a decision. She had previously dropped out of high school but desired to return and thinks now is the perfect time in her life to do it. When she graduates in four years time she’ll consider returning to pro wrestling. She will continue to fight hard until her final match. Her next opponent is Maho Kurone who was upset to hear the news. One of the reasons Kurone came to Tokyo Joshi was to eat Miura. Now that Miura is leaving, Kurone promises she will only eat her hair and eyeballs.

There was even more sad news today. Azusa Takigawa and Nonoko were told to stop using issues of Zexy Magazine as a weapon in their matches. Zexy’s editorial department got in contact with Tokyo Joshi over the gimmick. While they appreciate having Konkatsu-gun as regular readers, they do not like their magazine being used as a weapon. Konsho-gun apologised to the editors and readers of the magazine and promised not to use Zexy for anything other than its intended purpose. They will refrain from using it as a weapon. Both Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko were crying their eyes out as they apologised. Zexy was their bible and now they feel like they just ended a relationship. The team is now in crisis. If they are no longer allowed to use marriage information magazines then can they still be called Konkatsu-gun (Marriage Army)?

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takagi-gun Vs Michael-gun Loser Exiled Overseas Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai Vs Michael Nakazawa, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Cherry
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 3 Way Match: Kotatsu (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda
3. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino
4. DDT Pre-20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & KUDO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Dick Togo

Michael Nakazawa returns to Japan but risks getting kicked out of the country just as quickly. He and Sanshiro Takagi are captaining two teams for a special 8-Man Tag Match. Whoever gets pinned or submits will be exiled from Japan!

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2017 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE”, 20/03/2017
Saitama Super Arena

0. DNA Offer Match: Rekka, Daiki Shimomura & Yuki Ueno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani, Naomi Yoshimura & Dai Suzuki
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuu, Mil Clown & Itoh Maki Vs Reika Saiki, Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa
0. DDT Pro Wrestling 20th Anniversary Memorial Celebration Dramatic Rumble: MIKAMI Vs GENTARO Vs Bambi Vs Rion Mizuki Vs X
1. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2017: Saki Akai, Meiko Satomura & Syoko Nakajima Vs Aja Kong, Cherry & Miyu Yamashita
2. Kou Shibusawa 35th Anniversary “Nobunaga’s Ambition ~Our Warring States~” Sengoku Warlords Match: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sanshiro Takagi), Shingen Takeda (Keiji Muto) & Yukimura Sanada (Isami Kodaka) Vs Katsuie Shibata (Daisuke Sekimoto), Kenshin Uesugi (Jun Akiyama) & Nobunaga Oda (Kota Ibushi)
3. Special 8-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Lady Beard Vs Jaguar Yokota, Yuni, X & X
4. Shungo Oyama Pro Wrestling Challenge Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Dick Togo Vs KUDO & Shungo Oyama
5. Shigehiro Irie Triennial Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mike Bailey
6. “DDT Is DDT” 20 Years Entertainment Culmination! The Best In The World Bad Guy Decisive Battle: Danshoku Dino Vs Joey Ryan
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs X, X & X
8. DDT Extreme Title – Sekichu Presents Hardcore Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
9. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Jun Kasai picked Daisuke Sasaki to be his opponent at the 20th Anniversary show. The previously announced Hardcore Match using items from Sekichu will now be used for the DDT Extreme Title bout between Kasai and Sasaki.


DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017” Results

February 4, 2017

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DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017”, 04/02/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2
481 Fans

1. The Best Soup Is A Song Or Something! No, And Dance! If You Do Not Say It’s The Final Settling Match!!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Katsumata pinned Hirata with a School Boy (7:52).
2. Keisuke Ishii defeated Gota Ihashi with a Dangerous Exploder (4:04).
3. Soma Takao & Yuni defeated Yasu Urano & Guanchulo when Takao pinned Guanchulo with the Gin And Tonic (9:42).
4. DAMNATION Vs DNA Naniwa Army: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno when Sasaki submitted Ueno with the Cross Facelock (11:21).
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Iwasaki pinned Takanashi with the Leg Capture Suplex (12:18).
*V1 for Team DNA.
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kotatsu defeated Hyota Echizenya (c) by Pinfall (7:12 pm).
*Kotatsu becomes the 1,207th champion.
6. DDT Extreme Title – Dog Chain Death Match: Jun Kasai (c) defeated Mad Paulie with the Pearl Harbour Splash (13:53).
*V3 for Jun Kasai.
7. Ultra Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Danshoku Dino with the Lip Lock (10:36).
8. Humanity Is A Battle Blooming In A Huge Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Akito defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda when HARASHIMA pinned Honda with the Somato (19:26).

Konosuke Takeshita remains confident he can beat HARASHIMA at Saitama Super Arena. He’s been telling himself he is the future of DDT ever since he debuted. Now that the Saitama Super Arena main event has been decided, he must beat HARASHIMA there to prove it. HARASHIMA told him he’s looking forward to the match and shook his hand with a big smile. But when Takeshita didn’t smile back, HARASHIMA’s expression changed and he refused to let go of the handshake until they were pulled away.

For the last week Soma Takao has been thinking of his own future. He was advised by Amon Tsurumi to join one of DDT’s units in order to improve his position on the roster. At the end of the show Takao approached Smile Squash and asked if he could join their side. He fought against them many times and ultimately he wants to beat HARASHIMA but until then he would like to work with him. T2Hide interrupted, Sanshiro Takagi wants Takao to join them instead. They’ll even trade Kazuki Hirata to Smile Squash if they have to! Yasu Urano told him they don’t want Hirata. Then NωA came out. They want Takao to be an idol like them. Tsurumi stopped the arguing and came up with a solution. There will be a Takao Battle Match on 12th February between Takao, Urano, Takagi and Oishi. If Takao wins he gets to join whichever unit he wants. If any other wrestler wins then their unit claims Takao. Any of the units not currently involved in the match can also enter it if they want to.

Danshoku Dino actually had Yoshihiro Takayama beaten with the Hell Car Combination with Makoto Oishi but pulled him up from the pin before the ref counted to three. Dino wasn’t done with him yet. He applied the Lip Lock but Takayama Hulked out of it and gave Dino his own Lip Lock. It was so powerful that Dino lost consciousness and was easily pinned afterwards. When he woke up Takayama told him the match was a painful struggle but the fighting is over. Takayama is no longer afraid of Dino. They both hugged and screamed “No Fear!” together.

Jun Kasai survived a Choke Slam through a table to beat Mad Paulie. A dog chain kept the two close to each other but Kasai decided to detach it from his collar and use the chain to tie up Paulie. With no way of escaping, Paulie was a sitting duck for the Pearl Harbour Splash. After the match Kasai nominated his DDT Extreme Title challenger for Saitama Super Arena. It’s Daisuke Sasaki! Kasai mentioned he has a relative’s wedding ceremony to attend that day but he wouldn’t miss this match for anything, even his parent’s funeral!

There is no question now that Team DNA are deserving KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions. They won the belts without beating the previous champions Shuten-dōji so naturally Shuten-dōji wanted the first title shot. Masahiro Takanashi’s run of victories ended when Kouki Iwasaki pinned him with the Leg Capture Suplex. Yukio Sakaguchi looked like he still wanted to fight after the match but instead he took one of the title belts and handed it to Kazusada Higuchi, accepting the result.

Hyota Echizenya appeared with the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title to talk with Takagi and Tsurumi. He entered the room wearing a Kotatsu table over his back and then invited the others to sit by the Kotatsu. Echizenya talked about being unable to write his current manuscript because of the pressures of defending the Iron Man title all the time. Their conversation was interrupted by Gota Ihashi and Dai Suzuki both wanting to attack the champion. Takagi stood up to defend Echizenya but accidentally flipped the Kotatsu on top of him in the process. 1…2…3! The Kotatsu table is the new champion! Tsurumi told Echizenya to pin the table and win the belt back but he declined. Echizenya originally won the title by beating the table so it is only fitting that the table won it back from him. He thanked DDT for the wonderful experience and he will now go back to writing his manuscript.

Naomi Yoshimura denied that he lost his tag match against DAMNATION. It was Yuki Ueno who submitted so under Yoshimura’s logic he’s the one who lost.

Guanchulo yelled about how much he hates children while he fought Yuni.

The opening match was held under Scramble Bunkhouse Lucha Glasses Rules.


Dog Chain Match, Nakazawa Returns, Big DNA Main Event

February 3, 2017

DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017”, 04/02/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Soma Takao & Yuni Vs Yasu Urano & Guanchulo
3. DAMNATION Vs DNA Naniwa Army: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno
4. The Best Soup Is A Song Or Something! No, And Dance! If You Do Not Say It’s The Final Settling Match!!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Ultra Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Danshoku Dino
6. Humanity Is A Battle Blooming In A Huge Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
8. DDT Extreme Title – Dog Chain Death Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Mad Paulie

The show is live on DDT UNIVERSE starting at 5:30pm JST, 8:30am GMT, 3:30am EST.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS FIGHT OUT #2”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Akane Miure Vs Itoh Maki
2. You Will Be In Time For Valentine’s Day! Encounter Just Before Valentine’s Day!: Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko Vs Miyu Yamashita & Mil Clown
3. Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Reika Saiki & Syoko Nakajima

The build up for Yuu Vs Reika Saiki continues.

BASARA “VAJRA 28 ~DESTRUCTION OF HEART~”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Wrestling Consultation Center Where You Can Have A Matrix: Gouma Ryu Vs Shinya Ishida
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. Trans-Am ★ Challenge: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Daichi Kazato
4. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Challengers Decision Battle: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
5. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Sean Guinness

Two shows in a week for BASARA, both headlining with NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Matches.

BASARA “VAJRA 29 ~TENKA FUBU~”, 12/02/2017
Nagoya City Higashi Sports Center

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Konaka = Pale One Vs Mammoth Handa
2. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs X & X

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Shinya Ishida and Nori da Funky Shibire-sasu will be on the show. This will be Nori’s debut for BASARA.

GUYZ “GUYZ PART 4”, 14/02/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match ~A Bite Of A Cool Sensation The Sweep! Actress Girls Incoming!!~: Saori Anou Vs Tam Nakano
2. GuyZ Annual Round Boxing Handicap Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi & Dai Suzuki
3. Last Gun Standing Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Takayuki Ueki
4. Brand Anticipated Hardcore 6 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs SAGAT Vs Nonoko Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Colt Cabana
6. GuyZ Army Vs Sexy Army Full Challenge: Kazusada Higuchi, Ryuichi Sekine & Ken Ohka Vs Makoto Oishi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Mineo Fujita

Saori Anou regularly wrestles in Stardom. Tam Nakano mostly wrestles in Actwres girl’Z but has appeared for promotions like Diana and REINA in the past.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino

After spending a year working in Thailand, Michael Nakazawa is taking a break for a while and coming back home to Japan. That means Nakazawa is returning to DDT! This will be his first match in DDT since “JUDGEMENT 2016” when Kota Ibushi memorably gave him a Piledriver into a toilet.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. FIGHTING GIG STARTING SIGNAL Run!: Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Youth’s Esperanza 2017: MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Dai Suzuki Which Way Is Your Tomorrow?: Dai Suzuki Vs Shogun Okamoto
4. Stand By The Sky: Shunma Katsumata Vs Kotaro Suzuki
5. Running Without End: Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA
6. FIRST GIG MAIN EVENT “THE POWER”: Kazusada Higuchi & Akebono Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuji Okabayashi

A big main event is in store. Not just in physical size but in ego too. Naomi Yoshimura attended the match announcement wearing sunglasses and a fancy suit. He didn’t care about Akebono’s sumo accomplishments and ran down Kazusada Higuchi for losing to Mike Bailey and Ryota Nakatsu late last year. He threatened to blow away anyone who stands in his path. Higuchi was more polite. Being in the presence of Akebono is enough encouragement to withstand whatever Yuji Okabayashi throws at him. Akebono warned Yoshimura to respect him or be crushed.