DNA “DNA 37” Results

October 12, 2017

DNA “DNA 37”, 12/10/2017
Kitasenju Theatre 1010
123 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Diego defeated Masato Kamino with the VHS (7:48).
2. Rekka defeated Dai Suzuki by TKO after a Referee Stoppage (3:17).
3. MAO & Daiki Shimomura defeated Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ino when MAO pinned Ino with the 450 Cannonball (10:33).
4. Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo defeated Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Okuda pinned Shimatani with a Face Kick (13:39).
5. Koju Takeda defeated Yuki Ueno with a German Suplex (10:52).
6. Kengo defeated Kouki Iwasaki with La Magistral Cradle (10:24).

Even though he was pulled from the show with a hand injury, Naomi Yoshimura still made his presence felt in the main event. He attacked Kouki Iwasaki with a chair outside the ring then when the referee was distracted from trying to get rid of him, Kengo kicked Iwasaki low. When the referee turned back to them, Kengo pinned Iwasaki with La Magistral Cradle. Yoshimura climbed into the ring after the match and was met by Yuki Ueno, MAO, Diego and Rekka. Yoshimura & Kengo fought both of them off and either threw them out of the ring or attacked them with the chair. Yoshimura gave an insincere apology about missing the match because of his injury. He and Kengo then called for anyone else in DNA to stand up to them. This led to the appearance of Kota Umeda! He cleared the ring with Dropkicks and sent Yoshimura & Kengo fleeing. Umeda said Yoshimura debuted in DNA during his absence so he can’t go around bragging about being DNA’s best. Yoshimura tried to brush Umeda off by saying he was injured but Umeda pointed out that Yoshimura is injured too. Umeda announced he is cleared to return to the ring and his first match since September 2016 will take place next month!

Last month they were teaming together but today Yuki Ueno and Koju Takeda were opponents. Ueno lost but he wants to continue wrestling with Takeda either as a team or as opponents. Takeda has a similar opinion and he wonders if there is something meaningful happening in their matches.

Keisuke Okuda showed a lot of disrespect to Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani in their match, furthering the grudge between the two sides. Shimatani kicked out of Okuda’s STO thanks to Watase breaking up the pin. Akira Jo got rid of Watase with a German Suplex. Okuda gave Shimatani another STO then kicked him in the head repeatedly until he stopped trying to get up. Only after that did Okuda pin him. Okuda continued to call the DNA wrestlers “elementary school students” then insulted the fans for paying money to see these students wrestle. Backstage Okuda complained about how uninteresting DNA is unlike IGF which is an amazing place! In Shimatani’s interview he said Okuda can break his arms and his legs but he will never break his heart. Watase apologised to the fans for suffering a “perfect defeat” today. He wants one more shot against Okuda to make it up for them and for all of DNA.

Dai Suzuki collapsed in pain after Rekka hit him with a Back Elbow and a Lariat in the corner. Suzuki somehow hurt his left knee during the moment and the injury was serious enough to stop the match.

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DDT In October

September 29, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “OSAKA DE BAKOON!”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Miyakojima Kumin Center

1. Maho Kurone Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Rika Tatsumi Vs Nonoko
3. 3 Way Match: Syoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Maki Ito
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Marika Kobashi
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Yuna Manase Vs Miyu Yamashita & Azusa Takigawa
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Mizuki

The aftermath of Reika Saiki’s championship win hasn’t been strong. She was pinned by Mizuki in the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Tournament to set up tomorrow’s title match.

After a little mishap involving chopsticks last weekend, Yuu regained the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title and is expected to defend it here.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Toshima Citizen Center

1. Fumihiko Uwai Produce Match: Dai Suzuki Vs Kamui
2. Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun: Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Mizuki Watase
3. Forgotten K ICE BREAK: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano
4. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Blow Up Double Sweet Tag Death Match: Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu Vs Shota & HARUKAZE
5. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka Vs MIYAWAKI

The main event has been downgraded because Ken Ohka is no longer the Independent World Jr. Heavy Champion.

DDT “DDT THIRD NUMAZU TOURNAMANT! IN NUMAZU 2017”, 30/09/2017
Shizuoka Kiramesse Numazu

1. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
2. Tetsuya Endo Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Sumo! Sumo! Gongitsune! Antonio Trial 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Antonio Honda
4. 1st October NOAH Supreme Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. DAMNATION Vs Smile Squash: Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao
6. Takashigani Is The World’s Largest Crustacean! Numazu Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii

Shunma Katsumata & MAO will be fighting for the GHC Jr. Heavy Tag Team Titles in NOAH on Sunday. So DDT is giving them a warm up match with Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata, the DDT team that I presume most resemble the champions HAYATA & YO-HEY!

BASARA “VAJRA 48 ~ISAMI KODAKA 15TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 01/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Masamune & Fuminori Abe Vs Shiori Asahi & Takato Nakano
2. Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu Vs Mineo Fujita & Kazuhiro Tamura
3. Special 6-Man Tag Match: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & HUB Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Yuji Hino & Yasu Urano
4. B FAULTLESS JUNKY’S Vs DOVE Pro Hardcore Steel Battle: Takumi Tsukamoto, Masashi Takeda & Jaki Numazawa Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kida & Naoki Tanizaki
5. Special Single Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Yuko Miyamoto
6. SAGAT Into Heaven!: SAGAT Vs Daisuke Sekimoto
7. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Isami Kodaka is BASARA’s last line of defence against Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi. If the Union MAX Champion wins then he pretty much rules the company.

The Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match will allow the use of Ladders, Chairs and Steel Boxes.

DDT “READY PRO WRESTLING! FEELING SEIJO↑↑ 2017”, 04/10/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Memorial For The First Advance To Seijo Hall! T2Hide Vs NωA Uncontested Unit Conflict! This Is The Real Final Settlement!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (w/ Dino Nominated Seconds)
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Mizuki Watase
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Diego
4. HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii

The new World Jr. Champion will be having some title defences in DDT for as long as he holds the belt. Daisuke Sasaki’s first challenger is Shuichiro Katsumura from Ganbare☆Wrestling. Can Katsumura get revenge for Ohka and bring the belt back to Ganpuro?

Producer Danshoku Dino will be putting mystery people in the NωA’s corner. I’m unsure if their roles are meant to be ring seconds or lumberjacks.

DDT “WRESTLE OYAMA”, 07/10/2017
Oyama City Cultural Center

1. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Purple Volume~: MAO Vs Danshoku Dino
2. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Red Volume~: Shunma Katsumata Vs Daiki Shimomura
3. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Blue Volume~: Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda

A three match series has been set for NωA.

DDT “HOW ABOUT SUNDAY 2017”, 08/10/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii & Koji Yoshida
2. DAMNATION Vs NωA!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Fierce Fight! Dong Bang Battle!: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki
4. Sapporo Specialty! Sea Urchin, Scallop, Cuttlefish, Crab Bowl Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Danshoku Dino Vs HARASHIMA Vs KUDO

That is a powerful looking 4 Way Match.

Tomoya will be on the show.

DDT “HOW ABOUT MONDAY 2017”, 09/10/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao, Tomoya & Koji Yoshida
2. Idol! Gongitsune! Model! 3 Way Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai
3. Sapporo Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match From The North: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi

This is familiar territory for Shuten-dōji. First up is a chance to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

DNA “DNA 37”, 12/10/2017
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

1. Diego Vs Masato Kamino
2. Rekka Vs Dai Suzuki
3. Yuki Ueno Vs Koju Takeda
4. Kouki Iwasaki Vs
5. Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ino Vs MAO & Daiki Shimomura
6. Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo

Naomi Yoshimura suffered a fractured right hand and has been pulled from the show. It is unknown how long he will be out of action for. His tag match with Kengo against Kouki Iwasaki & Diego is cancelled and the card was reshuffled.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~AUTUMN~”, 14/10/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego

Then the next step for Shuten-dōji is to defend their KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

DDT “UTAN FESTA 2017”, 15/10/2017
Tokyo JR Omori Station

1. World Omori Title: Makoto Oishi (c) Vs Chikara

Oh God why?

DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2017”, 22/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

1. Special Single Match: Soma Takao (#3) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#5)
2. Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii (#13) Vs Suwama
2. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (#4) (c) Vs HARASHIMA (#2)
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (#7) (c) Vs Danshoku Dino (#1)

The Dramatic Election results are starting to bear its fruits. Danshoku Dino held his strong reputation in the competition by winning it again, giving him the KO-D Openweight Title shot. HARASHIMA finished second and nominated Daisuke Sasaki to put the DDT Extreme Title on the line against him. Keisuke Ishii is getting an All Japan treat in the form of Suwama.

Hideki Suzuki, Ultimo Dragon and Abdullah Kobayashi will all be wrestling on the show.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~」”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
2. FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

Ricky Fuji will be on the card.


DDT Pro Acquired By CyberAgent

September 22, 2017

It was announced today that DDT Pro Wrestling has been acquired by CyberAgent, the company behind the AbemaTV online streaming service. DDT will continue to do business as a subsidiary of CyberAgent and there is no change to the company name or its organisational structure. Sanshiro Takagi will continue his role as president of DDT. In addition the director of CyberAgent Takahiro Yamauchi will now become the director of DDT.

The deal between DDT and CyberAgent was made on 1st September when DDT transferred 100% of its outstanding shares to CyberAgent. The amount of money it cost has not been made public. Sanshiro Takagi commented on the deal by saying he wants to increase awareness of DDT, make it more appealing and aim for further expansion of the business. CyberAgent’s statement on their website mentions “the professional wrestling boom in recent years” being a reason why they are adding DDT content to the AbemaTV service.

All of the DDT spin offs are included in the acquisition so BASARA, DNA, Tokyo Joshi Pro and Ganbare☆Wrestling will also have their content appearing on AbemaTV. The first live show on the service will be this Sunday’s “WHO’S GONNA TOP?” event in Korakuen Hall. It will be free to all site members and registration to the website is free too. A special announcement about DDT’s future will be revealed during the show. Takagi promises DDT will continue to provide more of the fun, intense and dramatic stories that they are known for.

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Right, so with that out of the way, I should probably give an opinion on this. Well, it’s been about 12 hours since the news came out and I still don’t know what to make of it. I hope DDT gets to continue doing all the stuff that makes it DDT. Everything announced so far isn’t ringing any alarm bells. Takagi is still president, the only change to the structure is the addition of a director and there’s now an extra service DDT gets to be a part of. Doesn’t sound like any drastic changes are in the works. But that’s what is only announced so far and it sounds like there is more news to come on Sunday. Companies don’t get purchased just to continue being run the same way.

I’m in the dark about AbemaTV and its influence over in Japan. Some comments I’ve been able to make out on a few Japanese sites sound like it’s a big enough deal to be compared to Bushiroad buying New Japan. But my limited understanding of the company isn’t enough to figure out how accurate that claim is. Plus there have been plenty of times when a wrestling company expects to reach new levels with their broadcast deals only for them to fizzle out in demoralising ways (speaking of that, what crazy timing of this news to come out by the way).

Maybe it will work out. As mentioned above, AbemaTV wants in on the pro wrestling scene as it is on an upswing in Japan. There’s a good revival going on being led by NJPW with Dragon Gate behind them. DDT I reckon is third and All Japan are doing a wonderful job recovering from what was an absolute wreck a few years ago. Hopefully NOAH can find a way back to their feet. DDT has been constantly looking at ways to grow by being different to everyone else. The variety of projects on offer is probably what helped made DDT appealing to CyberAgent. Personally I didn’t think much of Tokyo Joshi when it began but that thing has grown far above my expectations. DNA scratches that itch I get for watching new wrestlers develop show by show. BASARA I think is struggling because its small roster often makes their shows repetitive but it offers a different change of pace from DDT. Ganpuro is the little rascal I can’t help but give a pat on its head to every once in a while.

For us outside of Japan, your guess is as good as mine in regards to how or even if we’ll get effected by this. There was no mention about DDT UNIVERSE in any of the statements. Can that service coincide with the AbemaTV deal? I don’t expect my enjoyment to change anyhow. The role of this blog is staying the same. Crazy things in DDT will continue to happen. I will want to continue describing them to you. People in the company will continue to be confused as to why a stranger in Ireland has made this his hobby. Such is life. Wrestling is weird. Have fun with it.

With that said, I’m crossing my fingers this acquisition will work out.


NON-FIX, Princess Tag, Double Sweet Death Match

September 12, 2017

DDT “NON-FIX ~ 9.13 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL EXTRA EDITION VOL. 2”, 13/09/2017
Shibuya Club ATOM

1. Soma Takao Vs Diego
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Keisuke Ishii & Mike Bailey
3. DAMNATION Vs YaroZ!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. 4 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Muscle Sakai Vs Ken Ohka
5. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs HERO!, MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Poison Sawada JULIE Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Donation boxes for TAKAYAMANIA will be provided at the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKOHAMA DE BAKOON!”, 16/09/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Nonoko
3. 3 Way Match: Reika Saiki Vs Azusa Takigawa Vs Nodoka-oneesan
4. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima Vs Maki Ito & Mizuki
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: Yuna Manase & Marika Kobashi Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone

Three teams are gone, four remain in the tournament.

BASARA “VAJRA 47 ~FEAST~”, 19/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. A Professional Wrestling Agency Which Can Be A Matrix: Gouma Ryu Vs Kuishinbo Kamen
2. Betrayal Of Senga? Danger Team Best Stretch: Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Hercules Senga & Takato Nakano
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano
4. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
5. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Blessed Edition~: Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ryuji Ito & GENTARO

What would Kuishinbo Kamen need legal advice for?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Power! Vs Yeah Come On!: Chikara Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Ganpuro Wrestling Summit: GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
3. Battle Without Injustice ~Shinjuku Death Battle~: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Osamu Namiguchi
4. Shota’s Ganbare☆Wrestling Return Warfare: Shota & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe
5. “Kamen Women” Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura Vs Emi Sakura & Riho
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs “brother” YASSHI

As much as Ken Ohka is looking ahead to future challenges as mentioned below, some of his plans will fall apart if he loses to “brother” YASSHI.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? ~DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~LAST REQUEST SPECIAL!~”, 24/09/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Diego Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase
2. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Rocky Kawamura & Ryuichi Sekine
3. Soma Takao & Yasu Urano Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Yuu (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Akito Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuni Vs Royce Isaacs Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Yoshihiko
5. DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match That Danshoku Producer Wants To Show Everyone But Is Worried Whether It Will Be Suitable Content: Danshoku Dino Vs Super Sasadango Machine
6. DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match That Danshoku Producer Wants To Show Everyone: HARASHIMA Vs KUDO
7. KO-D Openweight Title, DDT Extreme Title & Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (E/c) Vs Ken Ohka (I/c)

The YaroZ team have sent a warning that they will target Saki Akai in Match #2.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “OSAKA DE BAKOON!”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Miyakojima Kumin Center

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

Mizuki pinned Reika Saiki in the TOKYO Princess Tag Tournament, so that makes her the No. 1 Contender.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Toshima Citizen Center

1. Fumihiko Uwai Produce Match: Dai Suzuki Vs X
2. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Blow Up Double Sweet Tag Death Match: Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu Vs Katsumi Oribe & HARUKAZE
3. Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun: Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shota
4. Forgotten K ICE BREAK: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano
5. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka Vs MIYAWAKI

Ganbare☆Wrestling only visits Osaka a couple of times a year so when Ohka found out he had an opportunity to wrestle MIYAWAKI, he couldn’t say no. If Ohka is still the Independent World Jr. Champion then he will defend the title against him.

Yumehito Imanari is still upset over the lack of plump women in Ganpuro so he’s making his match with Sumire Natsu and HARUKAZE a Double Sweet Death Match! Candy will be everywhere for this one. He was hoping Viper would get booked because she is in Japan for a Stardom tour. He’d be happy to book Toni Storm too. She doesn’t seem to be his type but he likes her face. Ohka is refusing to book them for the show because they already have Natsu and HARUKAZE.

Promoter Fumihiko Uwai will be attending the show to do some ring announcing and also select Dai Suzuki’s opponent.

DNA “DNA 37”, 12/10/2017
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

1. Yuki Ueno Vs Koju Takeda
2. Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo
3. Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Diego

DNA continues to be attack on two fronts. Kouki Iwasaki & Diego are trying to stop Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo’s new reign of terror. Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani are standing up to Keisuke Okuda after his claims that DNA’s wrestlers are lukewarm talents. It looks like the only outsider getting along with DNA is Koju Takeda. He and Yuki Ueno enjoyed teaming together at “DNA 36” and now want to see who is the better man between them.


DNA “DNA 36” Results

September 7, 2017

DNA “DNA 36”, 07/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
235 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Daiki Shimomura defeated Masato Kamino with the Asai DDT (6:58).
2. Tanomusaku Toba defeated Dai Suzuki with the Backhand Blow (6:08).
3. Diego & Royce Isaacs defeated Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda when Isaacs pinned Ueno with The Zenith (11:01).
4. Yuki Ino “Knock On” Series – 1st Match: Shigehiro Irie defeated Yuki Ino with the Cannonball Drop (12:17).
5. Keisuke Okuda & Mizuki Watase defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Okuda pinned Shimatani with the STO (14:08).
6. Mike Bailey defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Green Tea Plunge (14:53).
7. Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo defeated MAO & Rekka when Yoshimura pinned Rekka with the Throwaway Power Bomb (18:26).

Naomi Yoshimura wanted to continue “practising” his Throwaway Power Bomb on Rekka after the main event. Diego ran out to rescue Rekka but was cut off by Yoshimura. Kouki Iwasaki then ran out and this time he was successful in protecting his friends. Yoshimura afterwards said he is looking forward to a match between him & Kengo against Iwasaki & Diego in DNA.

Iwasaki is keeping himself busy. His other feud in DNA that’s gaining steam is with Keisuke Okuda. In their tag match, Okuda & Mizuki Watase beat Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani. Okuda used the STO (which to him means Space Tornado Okuda) to pin Shimatani. Iwasaki, Okuda and Watase got into a brawl after the match. Okuda said that all the DNA wrestlers are just elementary students to him. Watase demanded him to stick around and fight him. Shimatani had finally recovered by then and offered to team with Watase for another shot at Okuda.

Shigehiro Irie wonders if Yuki Ino can grow big enough to become his rival when he returns from his excursion. Since Ino’s goal is to one day become the KO-D Openweight Champion, he relished the chance to fight a former champion in just his second wrestling match. He also got to experience just how powerful a former champion is.

Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda enjoyed wrestling together as a team today and both want a singles match against each other in the future.


So Much To Get Through, Let’s Start With Non DDT News

August 29, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 45 ~OSHU BATTLE~”, 02/09/2017
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

1. SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano
2. Single Match With Beef Tongue As Ingredients: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Best Stretchman V3
4. Sendai Fest: FUMA & X Vs Yusuke Kubo & Hagane
5. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Miyagino Ward~: Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita & Masamune

All of IRON PRIEST are fighting each other in a match. Who is FUMA bringing in to join the fun?

DNA “DNA 36”, 07/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Dai Suzuki Vs Tanomusaku Toba
2. Shunma Katsumata & Mike Bailey
3. Daiki Shimomura Vs Masato Kamino
4. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Diego & Royce Isaacs
5. Yuki Ino “Knock On” Series – 1st Match: Yuki Ino Vs Shigehiro Irie
6. Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda & Mizuki Watase
7. MAO & Rekka Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo

Naomi Yoshimura’s teasing and troublemaking has reached another level when he visited DDT’s headquarters for an interview. He arrived carrying an unconscious Full Face into the room and dumped him onto a chair. He then announced who his true tag team partner for his match at the next DNA show will be. It’s Kengo from Michinoku Pro! Kengo entered the room and gave his reasons for teaming with Yoshimura. He’s been looking at all of the DNA roster’s Twitter accounts and found most of them boring. They’re always either training, cooking or taking care of their hair. This is supposed to be pro wrestling and this lot are just plastic personalities. The only guy in DNA he likes is Yoshimura because he is self-asserted. He was even approached by Yoshimura directly to ask him about teaming together. And to show how threatening they are together, they brought a gift in the form of the unconscious Full Face. Yoshimura took off his helmet and it was revealed to be the Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda with his face scribbled all over! Yoshimura threatened to do the same to Hisaya Imabayashi when Rekka came in tried to rescue him. Yoshimura shrugged him off and with Kengo, left Rekka in a beaten heap.

Yuki Ino will go through a 7 match series. First up is Shigehiro Irie!

BASARA “VAJRA 46 ~TEN GREAT COMPANIONS~”, 10/09/2017
Chiba Blue Field

1. Takato Nakano Vs Kyu Mogami
2. Temple Of Doubt! The Curse Of Abe-chan to Best Stretchman V3…!: Best Stretchman V3 Vs Fuminori Abe
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Trans-Am ★ Family: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Trans-Am ★ Tomato, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & SAGAT
4. Takumi Tsukamoto & Heijitsu Mask vs Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma
5. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Important Edition~: Isami Kodaka Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
6. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Yuji Hino & Yasu Urano

BASARA is in K-DOJO’s home base so it is only fair for a bunch of K-DOJO wrestlers to show up.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Power! Vs Yeah Come On!: Chikara Vs Gota Ihashi
2. “Kamen Women” Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura Vs Emi Sakura & Riho
3. Ganpuro Wrestling Summit: GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Battle Without Injustice ~Shinjuku Death Battle~: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Osamu Namiguchi
5. Shota’s Ganbare☆Wrestling Return Warfare: Shota & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs “brother” YASSHI

Shota returns to Ganbare☆Wrestling after being out of action with a knee injury since December.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Toshima Citizen Center

1. Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun: Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shota
2. Forgotten K ICE BREAK: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano
3. Special Mixed Tag Match in OSAKA: Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu Vs Katsumi Oribe & HARUKAZE

Batsuichi is a Japanese phrase for divorced men. So that suits both Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida just fine.

BASARA “VAJRA 48 ~ISAMI KODAKA 15TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 01/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. B FAULTLESS JUNKY’S Vs DOVE Special 6-Man Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Masashi Takeda & Jaki Numazawa Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kida & Naoki Tanizaki
2. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

It’s not just the Union MAX Title on the line in the main event. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi wants to take over BASARA if he beats Isami Kodaka.

Yuko Miyamoto, Daisuke Sekimoto, Shiori Asahi and Fuminori Abe will all be at the show.


Hunt For Full Face, Okuda Will Take DNA To School, TOKYO Princess Tag Titles

August 16, 2017

DNA “DNA 36”, 07/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yuki Ino Vs X
2. Daiki Shimomura Vs Masato Kamino
3. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Diego & Royce Isaacs
4. Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda & Mizuki Watase
5. Dai Suzuki Vs Tanomusaku Toba
6. Shunma Katsumata & Mike Bailey
7. MAO & Rekka Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Full Face

Both MAO & Rekka have been victims of attacks by the mysterious Full Face. MAO blames Naomi Yoshimura for being involved in the mystery too. He was already determined to unmask Full Face and discover the biker’s real identity but is even more so now that DNA has promised to refund tickets to people who do not enjoy the show.

Keisuke Okuda’s comments about about the DNA roster being lukewarm talents has ruffled some feathers. Both Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani would be happy to prove him wrong. Even Mizuki Watase would rather fight him than team with him. But Watase promises to bring an exciting fight for Iwasaki & Shimatani out of respect for them. Okuda has called the three of them elementary students and he will teach them all how to fight properly.

Koju Takeda is from Triple Six.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SHINKIBA DE BAKOON!”, 09/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
4. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKOHAMA DE BAKOON!”, 16/09/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES YOKOHAMA”, 14/10/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

Tokyo Joshi Pro is creating its own tag team championship. The TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament will be up for grabs in a tournament spanning three shows in September and October. The teams will be announced at a later date but there should be a few guaranteed entries. Tokyo Joshi’s regular teams include the Dragon Bombers (Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone), NEO Biishiki-gun (Saki-nami & Martha), Konkatsu-gun (Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko) and the Ito Respect Army (Maki Ito & Mizuki). Three more examples of teams that could enter are Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima, Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi and Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan.