Video – Beer Garden Customer Lottery Match

August 4, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE
223 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: Jun Akiyama, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Ueno, Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura


Princess Cup Final 4, Baba Style The Correct Style? Akai Vs Manase, BASARA League

August 2, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE SKY IS THE LIMIT 2021”, 07/08/2021
Nagoya Civic Gymnasium 3rd Stadium

1. Miyu Yamashita & Yuki Arai Vs Yuki Aino & Moka Miyamoto

Yuki Arai’s first match in Nagoya is a big enough deal to main event the show because Nagoya is the home of SKE48. She will team with her mentor Miyu Yamashita against Yuki Aino & Moka Miyamoto. Another SKE48 member Shiori Aoki will be on commentary for the match.

Maki Itoh suffered a fractured left cheekbone in her Tokyo Princess Cup Quarter Final match. It will take two to four weeks for it to heal but she will definitely wrestle on 14th August. She will miss this Saturday’s show though.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IWATE”, 09/08/2021
Iwate Education Center Multipurpose Hall (Morioka City)

1. Toru Owashi Vs Yuya Koroku
2. 3 Way Matches: Chris Brookes Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai
3. HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Danshoku Dieno & Akito
4. Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
5. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Morioka Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura

Daisuke Sasaki is currently absent from shows after coming into close contact with a person who has the Coronavirus. Most of the matches on this show have been changed. Sasaki is expected to be cleared in time for DDT’s return to Korakuen Hall on 15th August.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto Vs Suzume & Arisu Endo
2. Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Raku Vs Nao Kakuta, Haruna Neko, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami
3. Yuki Arai “Midsummer Trials” Single 1st Match: Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuki Arai
4. Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Sakisama, Mei Saint-Michel & Yukio Saint Laurent Vs Rika Tatsumi, Pom Harajuku & Antonio Honda
5. Yuka Sakazaki AEW Triumphant Return Match: Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Noa
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Shoko Nakajima
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Mizuki Vs Maki Itoh

The semi final draw was held and the matchups are confirmed. Itoh is confident she will be fully healed in time to face Mizuki in the main event. Overcoming the pain is what makes Itoh stronger and this is the opponents she wants more than anyone else. Mizuki is aiming for the three-peat and has never lost to Itoh before. Winning this match will give her the confidence she needs to win the final 24 hours later. Miu Watanabe is now four years into her pro wrestling career and has fallen in love with it. She also revealed the idol she looks up to most is Mayu Watanabe from AKB48. Her opponent Shoko Nakajima reaches the final four once again but she isn’t taking it for granted. Tokyo Joshi Pro has grown so much over the years that it motivates her to be the best again.

Yuka Sakazaki has her first match back in Japan since coming home from the latest AEW tour.

A few other return appearances brings the Rika Tatsumi Vs NEO Biishiki-gun feud back to life. Yukio Saint Laurent and Antonio Honda get involved again. The only difference is instead of a zombie we get Pom Harajuku.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~YOUTH FRENZY 2021~”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Chie Koishikawa
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari
3. This Time, A Special Tag Match To Celebrate Katsumura & Haruhi’s Tournament Victory: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto
4. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE Vs Yuu Yamagata & Makoto

The next Ganbare☆Joshi show sees Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE go through another attempt to beat Yuu Yamagata. This time Makoto is coming in to be Yamagata’s tag partner.

The Mixed Tag Match that was promised to Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi will take place here. Their match with Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto was cancelled last time when Haruhi had to go into self isolation over a close contact scare.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuki Arai “Midsummer Trials” Single 2nd Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuki Arai
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

For the first time since November, Aja Kong will be on the show.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mizuki Watase Return Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Hideki Okatani
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura
3. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
4. Yuki Ueno & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
5. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
6. DDT Extreme Title – Hardcore Judo Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

In a press conference today the participants of both title matches got to speak. The KO-D Tag Team Titles match will be Yusuke Okada’s first championship shot in DDT since he signed with the company. Jun Akiyama is looking forward to teaming with his student and trusts him enough to let him do his stuff. Shunma Katsumata is determined not to lose the titles in his first defence. He also wants to pin Akiyama again like he did at the Ultimate Tag League. His partner Konosuke Takeshita said he will focus on Akiyama because he can rely on Katsumata to win the match if it comes down to him. The match serves as a clash of different wrestling styles and philosophies. Takeshita says there is no correct answer for pro wrestling that applies to everybody. Akiyama disagrees because he thinks the Giant Baba style that he learned has all of the right answers. Baba’s way is the correct way and the proof is in Akiyama being the current KO-D Openweight Champion.

The Olympic atmosphere in Japan has inspired Shinya Aoki to defend the DDT Extreme Title against MAO in a Hardcore Judo match. Aoki and MAO aren’t sure themselves what the rules are in a Hardcore Judo match but they are excited to do it.

GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021”, 28/08/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Takahiro Katori
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Asuka Vs Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE
3. Special Tag Match That Leaves No Stone Unturned: Yasu Urano & Shota Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Ganpro Special 6-Man Tag Match: Shinjiro Otani, Yumehito Imanari & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
5. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Seiya Morohashi Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shu Sakurai

A second match is added to Ken Ohka’s 20th Anniversary celebration. Seiya Morohashi comes in representing Ohka’s days in Union Pro.

BASARA “BASARA 166 ~GLITTER~”, 31/08/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

The Union MAX Title match that was meant to happen at the end of July has been pushed back a month. Takumi Tsukamoto no longer has the BJW Death Match Title. Meanwhile Minoru Fujita still has his prize money just waiting to be spent once he becomes champion.

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~”, 01/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Voice actor Tetsu Inada will be involved with the Hiragana Muscle shows in September. His work includes shows from the Gundam and Super Robot Wars series. He also voiced MAO in the Kemono Michi anime DDT was involved with back in 2019. That’s not all. He has also been the voice in DDT’s opening videos for the last year.

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

1. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase

It is a match Yuna Manase originally wanted at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” but it never came to be. She wants a singles match against Saki Akai so much she crashed a DDT show to demand it. Akai doesn’t have any strong feelings about her opponent. She remembers the year she debuted people online were hoping the two of them would team together but other than that they are from completely different parts of the wrestling scene. Akai recently wrestled in Ganpro and felt everyone there has passion but it went away very quickly. If Manase’s fire is red then Akai’s fire is blue and that is much more hotter.

BASARA “BASARA 172 ~FUDO FUKUTSU~”, 24/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (c) Vs X & X
2. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs X

A round robin tournament will be held in BASARA over the next two months to determine who will challenge for the MAX Title at Korakuen Hall. The ten entrants are Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Daichi Kazato, SAGAT, Ryota Nakatsu, Daiki Shimomura, Takato Nakano and Masato Kamino.


DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3” Results

August 1, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE
223 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Special Under Match – Ultimate Vs Supreme: Tetsuya Koda defeated Hisaya Imabayashi by TKO with the Sleeper Hold (11:57).
1. Yukio Naya & Yuki Iino defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Yuya Koroku when Iino pinned Koroku with a Lariat (9:35).
2. Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani ended in a No Contest (5:19).
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Yusuke Okada defeated Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee (8:17).
4. Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match: A.YAZAWA defeated HARASHIMA, Saki Akai, Mad Paulie and Kazuki Hirata when YAZAWA pinned Hirata with a School Boy (14:17).
5. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura when MAO pinned Nakamura after the MADMAX (14:45).
6. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: Jun Akiyama, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yuki Ueno, Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura when Endo pinned Yoshimura with the Shooting Star Press (21:26).

Beer Garden 2021 came to a close with the usual end to DDT’s tradition, a Fan Lottery 6-Man Tag Match. Members of the audience randomly picked the spots for each team and we ended up with Jun Akiyama, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo all on the same side. Any visual sign of tension disappeared when Endo came out dressed in his old wrestling gear and encouraged the others to reform Happy Motels for one night. Akiyama had to play the role of Antonio Honda in this case. The opposing team was Yuki Ueno, Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura. All of them came from the DNA generation so they paid tribute to the old brand by wearing DNA shirts and walking out to the DNA theme song. Akiyama played the part of Honda well by tripping onto his knee and doing the Bionic Elbow with his partners. The three of them worked so well they won the match with Endo getting the pin on Yoshimura.

After the match Endo said Beer Garden is all about having fun so he encouraged Akiyama and Takeshita to let go of their rivalry for the day. He also apologised to Takeshita for cheap shotting him at last year’s Beer Garden finale. Takeshita and Akiyama both agreed to get along but things will go back to normal when they fight each other for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 15th August and the KO-D Openweight Title on the 21st. Endo also promoted his DAMNATION team defending the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on that day too. They all raised their hands together to end the show… and then Endo Headbutted Takeshita. Endo stormed off backstage and stripped out of his old costume embarrassed that he had to act so nice towards Akiyama & Takeshita today.

Chris Brookes didn’t want to team with Keigo Nakamura so he purposely joined the other team to make it a 3 Vs 1 Handicap match. Brookes entered the ring with The 37KAMIINA but Nakamura begged him to team up as planned. Brookes agreed to do it but still helped Shunma Katsumata & MAO do some triple team spots. Brookes eventually took the match seriously but it wasn’t enough for them to win. Katsumata & MAO hit the Power Bomb/Blockbuster version of MADMAX (apparently any double team move involving Katsumata jumping off the top rope is called the MADMAX) on Nakamura to get the win. Afterwards Katsumata told MAO he found out Jun Kasai’s weakness. He doesn’t like stepping on Lego so they’re going to use them against him at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”!

Daisuke Sasaki was pulled from the show on short notice because he might have been in close contact with somebody who recently tested positive for the Coronavirus. The Drunk Match was cancelled and HARASHIMA was moved over to the Rock & Roll Death Match. There was another replacement as Antonio Honda suffered from love sickness and had to be replaced by A.YAZAWA in a rare appearance. Everyone in the match got drunk and danced whenever music played. YAZAWA and Saki Akai did karaoke. A recording of Shuji Ishikawa singing caused Mad Paulie to dance. Everyone fell asleep until Swan Lake played and they all did ballet together. YAZAWA then rolled over Kazuki Hirata to win the match.

Eruption once again got the better of DAMNATION once again in their latest preview match, this time with Yusuke Okada teaming with them. Yuji Hino was already drinking and decided to wrestle in his normal clothing. When he put Akito in a Sleeper Hold he flipped off the rest of his opponents. Eventually he got drunk and when he went to do the Diving Body Press off the top rope, he landed on Nobuhiro Shimatani instead of Yukio Sakaguchi. Hino needed Soma Takao’s help to get out of the ring and while that happened, Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee.

An accidental bump of heads between Danshoku Dieno and Hideki Okatani during the opening of the show led to them swapping bodies before their match. Dieno walked out wearing Okatani’s gear while Okatani ran out in Dieno’s costume acting just like him. Another clash of heads seemed to turn them back to normal. Dieno was himself again and he chased after Daisuke Kiso. However Okatani didn’t change and he got his hands on Yukinori Matsui. That officials had to call of the match as things got out of hand.

Sanshiro Takagi paid a lot of cash to repair the Dramatic Dream so he is going to get his money’s worth! He brought it out for the opening match, crashed into the combined centaur form of Yukio Naya & Yuki Iino and then crashed into his own partner Yuya Koroku. Iino then hit a Lariat on Koroku to take the win for his team.

The most important match of the week, nay, the month took place in the pre-show. It was the DDT GM Hisaya Imabayashi against the Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda in the latest chapter of their never ending one sided rivalry. Imabayashi was spurned on by phonecalls of his increasingly disgruntled wife while Koda showed a more evil side to his wrestling abilities. Sadly for Imabayashi he fell to the Sleeper Hold and as a result won’t be welcomed back home by his family.

Midway through the show, Dieno & Iino confronted Imabayashi demanding to be made into a full time tag team. They kept coming up with sexual innuendos for team names like Osu Academy, The Wizard Of Osu and Will Osupreay. Imabayashi told them he will agree to their demand once they come up with a better tag team name.

Earlier today on the Ganbare☆Pro show, Yuna Manase made it known that she wants a match against Saki Akai. She crashed the DDT show along with Ken Ohka to challenge Akai directly. It is a match she wanted to have at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” and when that never happened it’s been bothering her ever since. Akai accepted the challenge and wants the match to happen in Fukuoka on 12th September. Manase said Ganpro already has a show in Itabashi that day but Ohka encouraged her to go do it. Manase offered to shake hands but Akai left her hanging.

Voice actor Tetsu Inada will be making appearances at the Hiragana Muscle shows in September.


Video – The 1st Ever Kota Ibushi Vs Kenny Omega Match

August 1, 2021

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN! 2008 ~3RD DAY KOTA IBUSHI PRODUCE DAY”, 06/08/2008
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Special Hardcore Rules: Kota Ibushi Vs Kenny Omega


DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 2” Results

July 31, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 2”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE
219 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Soma Takao defeated Keigo Nakamura with the Perfect Driver (5:37).
2. 3 Way Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya Vs Naomi Yoshimura ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
2a. Sumo Battle: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yukio Naya and Naomi Yoshimura.
2a1. Yukio Naya defeated Kazusada Higuchi by Hataki-komi.
2a2. Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yukio Naya by Uwatenage.
2a3. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Naomi Yoshimura by Yorikiri.
2a4. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yukio Naya by Oshidashi.
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie defeated Chris Brookes, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda when Paulie pinned Honda with the Reverse Splash (9:57).
4. Tetsuya Endo Produce Match ~ CyberFight Concurso – DDT Novice Championship: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Seiya Morohashi & Gorgeous Matsuno when Endo pinned Matsuno with a Cradle (0:34).
4a. Rematch: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Seiya Morohashi & Gorgeous Matsuno ended in a No Contest (6:09).
*Hisaya Imabayashi wins the CyberFight Concurso Championship by Audience Judgement.
5. Makoto Oishi Produce Match ~ Our Youth: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani defeated MEN’S Teioh, Shiori Asahi & Yuya Koroku when Okada pinned Koroku with the Sudden Death (14:17).
6. Shunma Katsumata Produce – Hardcore 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata and MAO when Takeshita pinned Katsumata with a Rolling Cradle (19:26).

Day 2 of Beer Garden had The 37KAMIINA all face each other in a Hardcore 4 Way Match. Tables, ladders and chairs were placed around the ring for them to use but each wrestler brought out their own weapons too. MAO brought out a massage gun and homemade shield, Yuki Ueno had training equipment, Konosuke Takeshita had a bat covered in toy blocks and Shunma Katsumata had a plastic box full of toy blocks inside. Since this match was put together by Katsumata he asked the others to join him in a chair duel. They did so but the other three later put Katsumata through a table. MAO also put Ueno through a plastic box and chairs with an Avalanche Package Piledriver. Katsumata threw his boxes at everyone and filled the ring with toy blocks. He gave Takeshita a Hurricanrana onto the pile but Takeshita continued the momentum and rolled his opponent into a pinning combination for the win. After the match Katsumata had to call the rest of the unit back into the ring so they could close out the show together. He asked each of them what they thought of the match but cut off every answer so he could say how awesome he is. He then listed all of the championships The 37KAMIINA are fighting for next month. They will become the central stove of DDT and will turn the company into a sauna!

Makoto Oishi was in attendance to watch Junretsu face MEN’S Club in his produce match. Yusuke Okada won the match in Oishi’s place but Oishi insists he is not his substitute. Despite that, he gives his support to Okada to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles with Jun Akiyama next month. He also wants to book Akiyama versus MEN’S Teioh in a singles match after their first time meeting today. Both Akiyama and Teioh joked that Oishi shouldn’t be booking singles matches between two wrestlers over 50.

The CyberFight Concurso was a chance for DDT’s bodybuilders to strut their stuff in their underwear. That idea was almost ruined when Tetsuya Endo pinned Gorgeous Matsuno in under a minute. Hisaya Imabayashi told Endo to restart the match because Matsuno is his dad’s friend. The match began again, they repeated the spot and this time Matsuno kicked out. However Matsuno then gave Low Blows to everyone in the ring, causing the match to get thrown out. A winner had to be determined so everyone decided on a pose off. They also forced Imabayashi to take part in it. The audience voted for the winner and they chose Imabayashi!

DAMNATION met their mirror opposites when Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Super Sasadango Machine showed up as IyasareNATION! Brookes was Chrisma Brookes, Honda was Mad Anton and Sasadango was Yoshihiro Hino. That last one made Yuji Hino laugh. In a reversal, Mad Paulie took Honda’s comedy spot and told his own Gongitsune joke through grunts. He also got the pin on Honda to win in the end.

The 3 Way Match ended in a 5 minute draw so Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Naya and Naomi Yoshimura decided on a sumo tournament to settle on a winner. Higuchi was the first person to win twice in a row so he was determined the winner.

Every now and then Soma Takao reminds everyone he is influenced by CIMA. He did it here by beating Keigo Nakamura with the Perfect Driver.


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.


Beer Garden Begins Tomorrow, Takanashi Box Office Update, Ohka 20th Anniversary

July 29, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1”, 30/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Akito & Gota Ihashi Vs MAO & Yukio Naya
2. Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs SHINGO
3. Saki Akai Produce Match: Kazusada Higuchi’s Relative, Yukio Sakaguchi’s Relative & Saki Akai’s Relative Vs Kazuki Hirata’s Relative, Yuki Iino’s Relative & Keigo Nakamura’s Relative
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match ~Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Are Also A Classic!~: Danshoku Dieno Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno
5. HARASHIMA Produce Match – DISASTER BOX Vs Ganpro!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuya Koroku Vs Chris Brookes & Hideki Okatani

The main event spotlight for the opening day of Beer Garden will shine over the rookies Hideki Okatani and Yuya Koroku. The same match also has Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes rekindle their friendly(?) rivalry.

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

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

What happens when Yuki Arai gets added to the Up Up Girls for a match?

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mizuki Watase Return Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Hideki Okatani
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura
3. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
4. Yuki Ueno & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
5. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
6. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

The returning Mizuki Watase keeps it inside Junretsu for his first match back. How much has Okatani grown while Watase was injured?

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 03/09/2021
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° & Manabu Murakami 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)

The card for this rescheduled show looks very different than the original. Masahiro Takanashi has since had his return match so for this show the Calamari Drunken Kings will team together for the first time since February 2020. The Brahman Brothers will make it a filthy job for them whether they like it or not.

GANBARE☆PRO “BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA PLEASURE STYLE 2021”, 25/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

Earlier this month Ken Ohka was promising to do something special for his 20th anniversary match. He came up with a big one here. Ohka teams with Isami Kodaka to face HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo! Ohka has close ties with each wrestler in this match and there is plenty of history found in every combination you can put together.

Shinjiro Otani, Minoru Fujita, Shigehiro Irie and Moeka Haruhi will be on the show.


Video – Team Thoroughbred Vs Team Olympian For The KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles

July 28, 2021

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

KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) Vs Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura


Changes To Tomorrow’s BASARA Show, Princess Cup Quarter Final, KO-D Tag Titles Match Back On

July 26, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 164 ~GLITTER~”, 27/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takato Nakano Vs Banana Senga
2. 3 Way Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Masato Kamino Vs Yasu Urano
3. Daiki Shimomura, Tsutomu Oosugi & Yuko Miyamoto Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
4. Itadaki Extra Edition Special Match: Gouma Vs Minoru Fujita
5. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa

There are last minute changes to the card after SAGAT tested positive for Covid-19. SAGAT had been feeling unwell with a low fever during the week and went to get tested. Isami Kodaka and Takumi Tsukamoto were both in close contact with him during the period and will also miss tomorrow’s show. All three of them will be absent for two weeks so they can self isolate.

The Union MAX Title match has been postponed and Minoru Fujita will face Gouma in a singles match instead. The IRON FIST Tag Titles match has been moved up to the main event with Akiyori Takizawa substituting for SAGAT.

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

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Yuki Aino Vs Miu Watanabe
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Maki Itoh Vs Suzume
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki

Eight remain as the Tokyo Princess Cup moves over to Shinjuku FACE. The bracket ends here and a lottery determines who faces who in the Semi Finals.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
2. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

The KO-D Tag Team Titles match is back on! Makoto Oishi is out long term so Yusuke Okada has finally joined Junretsu to make it up to him. Okada and Jun Akiyama challenge Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata for the belts.

The Double Title match is now just for one championship after Shinya Aoki lost the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title at a charity football game DDT was at. Danshoku Dieno is now the current champion. Aoki still has the DDT Extreme Title so that is up for grabs against MAO.


DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4” Results

July 26, 2021

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4”, 26/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE
193 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Choun-Shiryu defeated Darkunesu K with the Chinese Bombs Away (7:35).
2. Hiroshi Yamato defeated Kikutaro with a School Boy (6:54).
3. Tetsuya Endo defeated Leo Isaka with the Shooting Star Press (12:15).
4. Shigehiro Irie & Daiki Shimomura defeated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Shimomura pinned Shimatani with an Inside Cradle (14:35).
5. Mad Paulie’s Five Years And A Few Months After His Birth Anniversary Match: Kohei Sato, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie defeated Kengo Mashimo, Masashi Takeda & Keizo Matsuda when Paulie pinned Matsuda with the Reverse Splash (16:36).
6. MONDAY NIGHT WAR: Minoru Fujita defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Modified Tombstone Piledriver (24:32).

A first time singles match turned out to be no fun and games at all. Minoru Fujita walked out fully representing his Fujita Pro Wrestling☆School and also had the Super Asia Title from Gatoh Move. Meanwhile Daisuke Sasaki came out still carrying the stolen DDT Universal Title. The atmosphere quickly turned sour when Sasaki ignored Fujita’s offer for a handshake. A furious Fujita then said he would kill Sasaki and went to poke his eyes out. Sasaki fought back by biting his fingers. The struggle and dirty fighting continued throughout and Sasaki became motivated enough to wrestle with his shirt off. He used Yukinori Matsui as a shield at one point but Fujita cut him off on top of the turnbuckles. From there Fujita hit an Avalanche Tombstone for a nearfall. He hit another Tombstone as a counter to La Mistica for another two count. Fujita had to do the Somato and then the “Sayonara” version of the Tombstone to finally put Sasaki down for the three count.

Fujita called his victory over Sasaki a miracle. It is a win he will talk about for the rest of his life. He will carry the achievement with him until his retirement, which will happened somewhere between 4 to 50 years from now. Sasaki complained about Fujita ruining the show. Sasaki was supposed to beat him but he was too strong. Sasaki promised to get stronger and win in the rematch. Fujita then cut him off and said they will never wrestle each other again. Sasaki accepted that and asked to be a teacher in the Fujita Pro Wrestling☆School instead. He then told the fans today was supposed to be Sasaki beating Fujita on the road to winning the Universal Title from Yuki Ueno and then he couldn’t be called a thief anymore. At least the audience had more fun here than at the Olympics today so that cheered him up a little.

Mad Paulie got some spotlight by winning his 5th Anniversary match. He was asked to comment backstage and simply grunted “Arigatou!”

Match #4 was a double reunion of sorts. Soma Takao and Shigehiro Irie were both in the Team Dream Futures stable. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani used to team together as Gran MilliMeters in DNA. Shimatani took the fall against his former partner but declared today is the beginning of Chapter 3 of his life as a freelancer. Sasaki asked what happened to Chapter 2 and Nobu told him it already came and went.

Tetsuya Endo had wanted to face Leo Isaka for a while now but DDT were never able to put it together. Endo had to take things into his own hands and book the match at a DAMNATION show like this one. Isaka does the Shooting Star Press because he first saw Endo do the move. He got the chance to use it here but Endo dodged it and later hit his version to win. When Sasaki found out Isaka is like a 22 year old version of Endo, he thought about bringing him in as a replacement. He’ll fire Endo when he turns 30 next month and bring in Isaka to be the new Endo.

There were plenty of antics when Hiroshi Yamato fought Kikutaro. A lot of them had Matsui involuntarily involved. During a mix up, Kikutaro tried pinning Matsui with a Small Package. When nothing happened, Yamato rolled Kikutaro over with a School Boy to get the win.

The risk of darkness surrounding the world has been averted for now. At least it is here, I mean. Choun-Shiryu defeated Darkunesu K with the aid of a cone bar. The evil version of Keigo Nakamura was a bit of a nuisance but nothing that Shiryu couldn’t handle in the end.