DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMONOURA~” Results

July 28, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMONOURA~”, 28/07/2018
Fukuyama Big Rose
351 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki when Sakaguchi submitted Iwasaki with a Throw In Sleeper Hold (7:41).
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Lowther when Hirata pinned Takanashi with the Miracle On Shot Cradle (11:00).
3. 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda defeated Naomi Yoshimura and Facade when Honda pinned Facade with a Japanese Leg Clutch Hold (8:05).
4. Keisuke Ishii defeated Yuki Iino with the Kneel Kick (7:42).
5. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno defeated Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Dieno pinned Shimatani with the Danshoku Driver (12:49).
6. HARASHIMA, Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase when HARASHIMA pinned Watase with the Somato (10:15).
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Takao pinned Akito with the Gin And Tonic (12:49).

Daisuke Sasaki tried to steal the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Title belts after the main event. When he was caught he told Tetsuya Endo to interview Soma Takao in the ring. Takao was quiet for the interview, only saying thank you to the fans at the end.

The Doomsday Skylab Hurricane followed by the Somato won the match for the champions team in the semi-main event. HARASHIMA said the cooperation between him, Mike Bailey & MAO was amazing. MAO suggested they can form a unit called HarashiMAOBailey. The others like the name but still haven’t decided on the tag name for just Bailey & MAO.

During the show some of the wrestlers noticed Danshoku Dieno wasn’t acting like himself. They discovered his first love Ken-chan was in the audience today and Dieno doesn’t want him to know he became a gay wrestler. Dieno resisted doing his usual spots during the match but that meant his team was fighting against the odds. Both Makoto Oishi and Yuki Ueno pulled up their tights to try and motivate Dieno. Even their one of their opponents Nobuhiro Shimatani did it to show that all the DDT wrestlers love Dieno more than Ken-chan does. Dieno snapped out of his problem and won the match. Everyone then realised the person in the audience they thought was Ken-chan was actually somebody else.


12 Shows In 11 Days

July 26, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMONOURA~”, 28/07/2018
Fukuyama Big Rose

1. 3 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Antonio Honda Vs Facade
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
3. KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Lowther Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs HARASHIMA, Mike Bailey & MAO
6. Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Iino
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao

Injuries to Kota Umeda and Daiki Shimomura leads to some changes on the undercard.

DDT “SHIGEHIRO IRIE DEBUT 10TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL TACHIMUKAU ~PROOF OF MAD BLOOMING HUMAN~”, 29/07/2018
Osaka Taisho Hall

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie & Alex Ace Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda, Akito & Makoto Oishi
2. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs HARASHIMA, Gurukun Mask & Rekka
4. 4 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs Jason Kincaid & Facade
5. Mizuki Watase Vs Kengo Takai
6. Konosuke Takeshita & HUB Vs Daisuke Harada & Kazuaki Mihara
7. Shigehiro Irie 10th Anniversary Memorial Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao

Shigehiro Irie is getting his wish to defend the KO-D Openweight Title in America. Next week he is travelling to Dayton, Ohio to compete in Rockstar Pro Wrestling. On 1st August, Irie is putting the title on the line in a 3 Way Match against Trey Miguel and Jake Crist. Due to this tour, Irie will miss the entire Beer Garden series happening back in Japan.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 30/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match ~ Crocodile Death Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
1. Soma Takao Produce DAMNATION New Member Assessment Match: Soma Takao & Shota Vs PSYCHO & CHANGO
2. DAMNATION Vs Metal Family!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
3. Shuji Ishikawa & Kohei Sato Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Iino
4. DAMNATION Vs NOBUNATION! – Scramble Bunkhouse 10-Man Tornado Tag Death Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani, X, X, X & X

All five members of DAMNATION are ready to step up to whatever the rebellious Nobuhiro Shimatani will throw at them.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 1ST ROUND”, 31/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1A: KUDO Vs Akito
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1B: Gota Ihashi Vs Keisuke Ishii
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1C: Mike Bailey Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1D: Shunma Katsumata Vs Alex Ace
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1E: Hoshitango Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1F: Yuki Iino Vs Some Takao
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1G: Toru Owashi Vs Mizuki Watase
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1H: Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA
9. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1I: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
10. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1J: Saki Akai Vs Masahiro Takanashi
11. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1K: Tetsuya Endo Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
12. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1L: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazusada Higuchi
13. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1M: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Antonio Honda
14. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1N: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Jason Kincaid
15. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1O: Yuki Ueno Vs Tanomusaku Toba
16. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1P: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Shimomura injured his left MCL and will be out of action for a while. Saki Akai replaces him in the King Of DDT tournament.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~SHUTEN-DOJI & HARASHIMA DAY~”, 01/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Gatoh Move: Sakisama, Martha & Yoshikosama Vs Emi Sakura, Riho & Mei Suruga
2. Shuten-dōji Vs Hebikai Tensai!: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs JARASHIMA, Hoshihebi & Kazusada Jaguchi (w/ Poison Sawada JULIE)
3. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Danshoku Dieno Vs Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei & Gorgeous Matsuno

Former KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions return to DDT. The Brahman Brothers always make a mess and Gorgeous Matsuno likes to join in.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DANSHOKU DIENO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 02/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Today’s Gruelling Under Match ~ Terrible Gruesomeness: Hisaya Imabayashi Vs Tetsuya Koda
1. Warming Up Muscle: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Antonio Honda Vs Choun-Shiryu Vs Pedro Takashi Vs Yasu Urano Vs X
2. Our Lariat Pro Wrestling ’18: Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Rekka Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yumehito Imanari
3. The Usual Sandman Match: X Vs X

DDT is warning all visitors to bring towels and a change of clothes because a lot of food and beer will be thrown around during The Sandman match.

Almost one year ago Hisaya Imabayashi (then Amon Tsurumi) and Tetsuya Koda had a match to determine if Imabayashi could keep his job as the DDT General Manager. Koda won that battle but Imabayashi was able to stick around. No is time for the rematch! Imabayashi is representing his local theatre group. Koda is representing the Hello Project Official Fan Club (his membership number is 022-058729).

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 03/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match ~ Trans-Am ★ Yoga Classroom: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs X
1. Matsunaga Formula Drunk Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs X
2. Triple Main Event – ??? Rules: Shunma Katsumata Vs Violento Jack
3. Triple Main Event: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kuishinbo Kamen
4. Triple Main Event: Akito Vs Isami Kodaka

An excellent choice by Akito.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~TOKYO JOSHI PRO DAY~”, 04/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1A: Reika Saiki & Miu Vs Yuu & Yuki Kamifuku
2. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1B: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Raku
3. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1C: Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Yuna Manase & Hinano
4. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1D: Hikari & Yuki Aino Vs Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito
5. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Semi-Final: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
6. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Semi-Final: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
7. Sakisama & Martha Vs Azusa Christie & Yukio Saint Laurent
8. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Final: X & X Vs X & X

Every tournament match in the 1st Round and semi-finals have a 10 minute time limit. If a match ends in a draw then sudden death will be determined by a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The winning team will be rewarded with a one night trip to Karuizawa in Nagano.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 2ND ROUND”, 04/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1I Vs Winner Of Match 1J
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1K Vs Winner Of Match 1L
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1M Vs Winner Of Match 1N
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1O Vs Winner Of Match 1P

The bracket will be reshuffled after this round.

BASARA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~BASARA DAY~”, 05/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle: FUMA, Takumi Tsukamoto, Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs “brother” YASSHI, Kenshin Chikano, Yuki Aoki & Kouhei Kinoshita
2. Rey Paloma Management “Acapulco” Ownership Acquisition Anomaly Battle Royale: Rey Paloma Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs SAGAT Vs Gouma Ryu Vs Best Stretchman V3
3. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle ~ Drunkers Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Shoichi Uchida
4. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle ~ Hardcore Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Gunso & Kabuki Kid
5. DOVE World Title – Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle: Naoki Tanizaki (c) vs Fuminori Abe

Isami Kodaka has really enjoyed doing beer bashes lately.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DDT~”, 05/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. X Vs X

Nothing is announced yet. Past years have featured a fan lottery 6-Man Tag Match involving the main eventers.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #13”, 07/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Kendo Kashin, NOSAWA Rongai & Keisuke Okuda

Kendo Kashin is bringing in a team of IGF wrestlers to challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles. However even he is convinced that they cannot win the championships after watching ALL OUT successfully defend them on Tuesday. He wants a golf style handicap put in place to make up for the skills mismatch. Kashin has requested for the IGF team to also include Sanshiro Takagi, Ken Ohka and Yukinori Matsui to make it a 6 Vs 3 match.


Irie’s Frustration With Dieno Grows, The Uchikomi! Ultimate Title, Nakatsu Targets Tanizaki

July 13, 2018

DDT “DRAMATIC MOOD SEIJO↑↑ 2018”, 14/07/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Yuki Iino
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Kota Umeda
3. Antonio Honda & Keisuke Ishii Vs Akito & Kazusada Higuchi
4. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Facade & Mizuki Watase
6. Shirioshi City Is Number One! No, It Is Osaki City! It Is Seijo In A Way! Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs MAO
7. Shigehiro Irie & Sammy Guevara Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

DDT will set up a donation boxes at this weekend’s shows for restoration projects in the areas that were affected by recent heavy rainfall and floods. The money raised will be given to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TAIYO NO SEASON 2018”, 14/07/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. GanJo Spring No. 1!: HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi
2. Prince Of Uguisudani Vs Prince Of Taiwan: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Rekka
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Shota & Katsumi Oribe Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Facade
4. Road To Independent World Jr!? Hitori Shiten Pro Wrestling Vs Silent Arm Cross: Keisuke Ishii & Chikara Vs Ayumu Honda & Kyu Mogami
5. This Is Ganbare☆Wrestling! ~Charisma Vs Revolutionary~: Ken Ohka Vs Yumehito Imanari

Black Ribera is injured and unable to wrestle on the show so Facade will be replacing him.

DDT “BATTLE OF NAGANO”, 15/07/2018
Nagano Mielparque Hall

1. Shinsyu Pro Wrestling Offer Match: X Vs X
2. Miu & Hinano Vs Hikari & Raku
3. Kazuki Hirata & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

The Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) are added to the card.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN SHINKIBA!”, 21/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Miu Vs Raku
2. Yuna Manase Vs Hinano
3. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Hikari
4. Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Aino
5. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Sakisama, Azusa Christie & Martha
6. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan vs Yuka Sakazaki & Rika Tatsumi

The semi-finalists of the recent Tokyo Princess Cup are split into teams for the main event tag match. Hopefully there are no hard feelings from Nodoka-oneesan and Rika Tatsumi since they have to team with the girls who eliminated them.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2018”, 22/07/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Yuki Ueno
1. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi, Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Sammy Guevara, Jason Kincaid, Facade & Mizuki Watase
2. Uchikomi! Openweight Ultimate Title – Belt Scramble Tag Rumble: KUDO & Saki Akai Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda & Alex Ace Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Super Sasadango Machine & Yuki Iino Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi
3. Big Love! Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Asuka
4. T2HiJoshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Korakuen Super Hot Whirlpool!~: Francoise☆Takagi, Margaret★Owashi & Kazuko Hirata Vs Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Carousel❤Shun
5. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA
*HARASHIMA will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

HARASHIMA only has two more matches to last through until he can cash in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet at Korakuen Hall. He previously held the KO-D Openweight and DDT Extreme Titles at the same time back in late 2013/early 2014. He knows Shigehiro Irie gets faster and stronger every time he goes overseas but still Irie has never been able to beat him one on one. Irie also has other matters on his mind, like how Producer Danshoku Dieno was absent for the press conference on Wednesday to promote this show. He calls Dieno irresponsible for not showing up and making the Assistant Producer Hisaya Imabayashi host the conference in his place. Irie thinks the DDT Producer should be present to oversee the promotion of this match because the KO-D Title is supposed to be the most important championship in DDT.

Who wants another new championship! It’s sponsored this time! The Uchikomi! Openweight Ultimate Title is on the line in a special Scramble Tag Rumble Match. The winning team will immediately face each other in a match to decide the first champion. Ken Ohka is the key figure to look out for here. He has starred in commercials for Uchikomi! but they do poor numbers on Youtube. It looks like the goal for this championship is to find a new face for Uchikomi!’s adverts. Ohka promises to win otherwise he will be fired from his commercial gig!

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMONOURA~”, 28/07/2018
Fukuyama Big Rose

1. 3 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Antonio Honda Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
3. KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Lowther Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs HARASHIMA, Mike Bailey & MAO
6. Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Iino
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao

We’re back to ALL OUT versus DAMNATION matches again but this time Soma Takao is in the mix.

BASARA “VAJRA 78 ~LU YANG HOKO~”, 21/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

After winning the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament, Ryota Nakatsu quickly set forth his next goal. He wants to win the Union MAX Title at Korakuen Hall this September! Naoki Tanizaki is still holding the MAX Title and the DOVE World Title but only the MAX Title will be on the line.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN FUKUYAMA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMONOURA~” Results

June 19, 2016

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DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN FUKUYAMA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMONOURA~”, 18/06/2016
Fukuyama Big Rose
555 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Kouki Iwasaki defeated Mao Inoue with the Leg Capture Suplex (6:05).
2. Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata defeated Toru Owashi & Gota Ihashi when Oishi pinned Ihashi with a Front Rolling Cradle (7:00).
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie defeated HANZO & Guanchulo when Sasaki pinned Guanchulo with the Vietnam Driver II (11:45).
4. After The King Of DDT 2016 1st Round Petit Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii defeated Yasu Urano with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (6:38).
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi when Takeshita pinned Takanashi with the German Suplex (10:38).
6. Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine (w/ Super Sasadango Machinko) defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata when Machine pinned Hirata with the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock (11:33).
7. King Of DDT Special! Hybrid 6-Man Tag Team Match: Soma Takao, Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi defeated HARASHIMA, Shigehiro Irie & Kota Umeda when Takao pinned Umeda with the Gin And Tonic (14:25).

Soma Takao is still getting used to teaming with other wrestlers but since he was able to win that means progress is good.

Saki Akai was at the show for an autograph signing and greeted the fans when the show began. Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine came out and produced a spare Sasadango mask. They explained that Dino created this mask with a special power. The mask transforms the person wearing it into a Super Sasadango Machine! They put the mask on Akai and lo and behold, she turned into Super Sasadango Machinko! With this new power at their fingertips, the S.S. Machine Gundan can grow in numbers. Machinko reappeared for Dino & Machine’s match later that day. Dino’s influence could be seen when Machinko went around kissing women in the audience during their entrance. Kazuki Hirata saved Akai when he removed her mask and placed his Hirata GO! glasses on her face. Unfortunately Akai was thrown into Dino’s “Hell Gate” and Sasadango went on to beat Hirata. Dino & Machine then fled with their special mask.

Konosuke Takeshita said he and Tetsuya Endo learned a lot from wrestling Jun Akiyama and Yuma Aoyogi in All Japan during the week.

Keisuke Ishii beating Yasu Urano must have meant a lot to Ishii. In the post-match interview he rattled off all the previous times he lost a singles match to Urano in great detail. He said he lost to Urano on 24th January 2009, 23rd December 2011 and 13th October 2012. He didn’t hear what the match time was for today’s victory but he’s in a good mood anyway.


I Can See Heaven (Summit), Owashi’s In Charge, Togo Returns

June 9, 2016

BASARA “VAJRA 12 ~RYOKO KYOTO~”, 10/06/2016
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

1. Think About The Troubles Of Foreigners in JAPAN: Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto Vs Ryu Gouma, Beleaguered Foreigner X & Beleaguered Foreigner XX
2. Special Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Hi69 Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Hiroshi Fukuda (2) Vs Daichi Kazato (4)
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: FUMA (4) Vs Takumi Tsukamoto (4)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Yusuke Kubo (2) Vs SAGAT (0)

We’re almost near the end of the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ group stages. The finalists will be determined after this weekend’s two shows.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN NAGANO ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENPURA MANJU~”, 11/06/2016
Nagano Arcs Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Yasu Urano & Guanchulo
2. Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki
3. Soma Takao & Kota Umeda Vs Shunma Katsumata & Heddi French
4. Keisuke Ishii Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. DDT No. 1 Handsome King Final: HARASHIMA Vs Mizuki Watase
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi
7. Owashi Institutions And Pleasant Friends – Special 6-Man Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Kazusada Higuchi

Toru Owashi has been put in charge of DDT’s show in his home region of Nagano.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2016 OSAKA”, 12/06/2016
Osaka Edion Arena #2

0. Dark Match: Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Guanchulo & Heddi French
1. 4 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Yasu Urano & Shunma Katsumata
2. Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi & Kota Umeda
3. King Of DDT 2016 – Round 2: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazuki Hirata
4. King Of DDT 2016 – Round 2: Soma Takao Vs Shuji Ishikawa
5. King Of DDT 2016 – Round 2: KENSO Vs HARASHIMA
6. King Of DDT 2016 – Round 2: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shigehiro Irie
7. All Asia Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi

Earlier in the week Dick Togo announced on Twitter that he is planning to come out of retirement. The influential wrestler said he will attend this show. Maybe he will give details on his plan for the future and maybe DDT will play a part in it.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN FUKUYAMA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMONOURA~”, 18/06/2016
Fukuyama Big Rose

1. Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mao Inoue
2. Toru Owashi & Gota Ihashi Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs HANZO & Guanchulo
4. After The King Of DDT 2016 1st Round Petit Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Yasu Urano
5. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi
7. King Of DDT Special! Hybrid 6-Man Tag Team Match: HARASHIMA, Shigehiro Irie & Kota Umeda Vs Soma Takao, Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi

Looks like Keisuke Ishii and Yasu Urano will battle it out over the wooden spoon award for this year’s King Of DDT tournament.

DDT “RING WRESTLE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2016”, 19/06/2016
Matsuyama Comprehensive Community Center

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao & Ojoka Kid
2. Keisuke Ishii & Gota Ihashi Vs Mitomi Masayuki & Madori Taro
3. Super Sasadango Machine Matsuyama First Landing! Riddled With Popular People Special 3 Way Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Yasu Urano Vs Antonio Honda
4. Wrestling Crazy Journey: Danshoku Dino Vs Daisuke Sasaki
5. Big Thing Is A Good Thing! Small Thing Is Also A Good Thing! Matsuyama Specialty Uneven Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Masa Takanashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi

Madori Taro is the mascot of a real estate company called Sanpuku. Madori’s head is shaped like an apartment floor plan.

DDT “SUPER STAR LANE 2016”, 03/07/2016
Hakata Star Lane

1. Miyu Yamashita Triumph Match!: Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima Vs Saki Akai & Yuka Sakazaki
2. DDT Extreme Title: LiLiCo (c) Vs X
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs Ken Ohka & KAI
4. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs X

KAI is supposed to be at a WRESTLE-1 show in Saitama a few hours before this show takes place. He’s been given permission to compete in the KO-D Tag Team Title Match with his new bash brother Ken Ohka.

Miyu Yamashita is from Fukuoka where Hakata is located.


DDT “WRESTLING ROSE FESTIVAL 2015” Results

September 19, 2015

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DDT “WRESTLING ROSE FESTIVAL 2015”, 19/09/2015
Fukuyama Big Rose
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake defeated Yasu Urano & Ryota Nakatsu when Sasaki pinned Nakatsu with the Vietnam Driver II (12:19).
2. Joey Ryan defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with the Super Kick (9:50).
3. Antonio Honda, Tetsuya Endo & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Eno pinned Hirata with the Sky Twister Press (14:20).
4. Makoto Oishi defeated Danshoku Dino with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (10:38).
5. Akito defeated Masa Takanashi with the Triangle Scorpion (15:05).
6. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, HARASHIMA & Konosuke Takeshita when Takao pinned Takeshita with the Gin And Tonic (18:36).

Kota Ibushi was taken off the show due to being in a poor physical condition according to DDT’s website. Several matches were changed in the last minute because of this. The new main event had Team Drift take on Yukio Sakaguchi, HARASHIMA & Konosuke Takeshita in a non-title match. Soma Takao picked up the win when Takeshita was hit by Shigehiro Irie’s Beast Bomber, Keisuke Ishii’s Kneel Kick and Soma’s Gin And Tonic one after the other. After the match Soma said Team Drift is even more stronger than people think.

The show turned out to be a small homecoming for Danshoku Dino who is from the Hiroshima Prefecture. Dino tried to be on his best behaviour and resisted his Danshoku urges during his match with Makoto Oishi. However everybody from the fans to the wrestlers to the staff backstage wanted Dino to be himself. Amon Tsurumi even bared his ass to encourage Dino. Dino came to his senses and gave Oishi the Danshoku Driver but only got a two count. Oishi caught Dino by surprise with the Tornado Clutch for the flash pin to put a damper on Dino’s homecoming.

Joey Ryan is going to fit in with DDT just fine. Introduced as an “American Indie Super Heavyweight”, Ryan entered his match with a lollipop in his mouth and lotion on his chest. He also kept a lollipop under his tights. He forced the lolly into Tomomitsu Matsunaga’s mouth and then Super Kicked him for the win.


Union’s Final Harvest, Ganpuro Gets Real Tiger Mask, Who’s Gonna Top DDT?

September 14, 2015

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UNION “UNION HARVEST FESTIVAL 2015”, 15/09/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING

1. Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Ryu Gouma (w/ Kazuhiko Ogasawara)
2. Mitomi Masayuki & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Madoka & Ayumu Honda
3. Mio Shirai Last Union Match: Mio Shirai & Ladybeard Vs GENTARO & X
4. Union Fly To Everywhere World Title – Three Match Special Rules: Aoi Kizuki (c) Vs Cherry
5. 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Isami Kodaka, Daichi Kazato, Yusuke Kubo & Masato Shibata Vs FUMA, MEN’S Teioh, Kazushi Miyamoto & SAGAT
6. Last Man Standing Match: Shuji Ishikawa Vs Seiya Morohashi

Shuji Ishikawa Vs Seiya Morohashi is now a Last Man Standing match. This is the kind of pro wrestling where friends who care for one another beat the crap out of each other to prove it.

The Fly To Everywhere Title match between Aoi Kizuki and Cherry will be Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls with each fall having a special rule. The first fall is a 3 Way Match with Miyako Matsumoto also included. Whoever beats Matsumoto first will win the fall. The 2nd fall is a Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match with A.YAZAWA as the special guest referee. If needed, the 3rd and final fall will be a Total 3 Count match. The best I can describe the rule is if you pin your opponent for a two count then your next pin only needs a one count to win. If you pin and get a one count then the next pin needs a two count to win. I’m not entirely sure if three one counts is enough to win or if the amount needed is only based on the previous pin. But the intention here is pinning the opponent for three seconds in total just not necessarily in a row.

This will be Mio Shirai’s final match in Union before she retires on 20th September. Shirai has chosen Kyoko Kimura to be GENTARO’s partner in the match.

Ryu Gouma has admitted defeat in his quest to learn Karate in order to beat Hiroshi Fukuda’s Judo. This last match is not Judo Vs Karate, but American Vs Lawyer.

DDT “WRESTLING ROSE FESTIVAL 2015”, 19/09/2015
Fukuyama Big Rose

1. Yasu Urano Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Joey Ryan Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
4. Danshoku Dino Vs Makoto Oishi
5. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs Kota Ibushi, Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake
6. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi Vs HARASHIMA & Akito

Joey Ryan begins his DDT stint in Fukuyama.

DDT “CAREER DAIMYO DRAMATIC-KUN 2015”, 20/09/2015
Shizuoka Hamamatsu Create

1. Antonio Honda & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Danshoku Dino Vs Keisuke Ishii
3. Joey Ryan Vs Makoto Oishi
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & KUDO Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake
5. Masa Takanashi Vs Tetsuya Endo
6. Kota Ibushi & Kota Umeda Vs Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao
7. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano

Keisuke Ishii is aiming to get revenge on Danshoku Dino after Dino pinned him on Sunday.

DDT “DRAMATIC SCAN NIIGATA! 2015”, 21/09/2015
Niigata Toriyano Gymnasium

1. Akito Vs Suguru Miyatake
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Hoshitango Vs Joey Ryan & Hiroshi Fukuda
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi Vs Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki
5. KUDO Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
6. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo
7. Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano

Yukio Sakaguchi could get one back on Daisuke Sasaki if he & Masa Takanashi win in Niigata. Then they could qualify for a KO-D Tag Team Titles shot.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2015”, 23/09/2015
Shinjuku FACE

1. Animal Planet Special 3 Way Match: J-Soul Pandita III IV Vs Neko Nitta Vs Kris Wolf
2. Do Judge!!: Yukihiro Abe Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
3. GANBARE SUPER FIGHT!!: Kotaro Nasu Vs Tigger Bedscene
4. Go Beyond The Asia ~3rd Generation Grandson Vs 94th All Asia Tag Team Champions~: Chikara & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie
5. Resonance To The Major Sports ~The Real Tiger Mask And Disciple Of Tiger Mask Vs Enjo-gun~: Shuichiro Katsumura & Hayato Mashita Vs Shibata & Mitomi Masayuki
6. Texas Tornado Hardcore Special Handicap Match: Ken Ohka, GENTARO, Shota & Bambi Vs Minoru Fujita, Hi69 & Osamu Namiguchi

Minoru Fujita demanded that the main event will be a Hardcore Match. He also mocked Ganbare☆Wrestling by saying they should worry about Tokyo Joshi Pro outdrawing them in the same building on the same date. Ken Ohka said his team will beat Fujita’s team and they will rehabilitate Fujita out of his bad attitude.

Ganbare☆Wrestling is bringing in a surprise name for this show. The “Real Tiger Mask” Shuichiro Katsumura will wrestle in Ganpuro to help turn it into a major sports company. He will team with Hayato Mashita who was his first opponent in his debut pro wrestling match.

Yumehito Imanari was told that his design of Ganpuro’s new logo plagiarises the logo of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Imanari still denies the claim and even went as far as to print up T-shrts of the new logo to sell at the show. It is too late for Ganpuro to cancel the order so they have no other choice but to sell the shirts once they arrive.

Ken Ohka has wished Kana good luck on her move to WWE. Kana wrestled a match in Ganpuro back in February. She has inspired Ohka to give back to wrestling and for Ganpuro to do its best in Japan while she does the same in America.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? ~DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2015~”, 27/09/2015
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi
1. Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. KUDO & Masa Takanashi Vs Joey Ryan & Hiroshi Fukuda
4. Kota Ibushi & Suguru Miyatake Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda
5. HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) Vs Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Daisuke Sasaki was nominated as the No. 1 Contender by Yukio Sakaguchi himself. With the Vietnam Driver II in his arsenal, Sasaki now thinks he is Earth’s Strongest Man. Sakaguchi may knee that thought straight out of Sasaki’s head.

#OhkaEmpire have impressed and annoyed Team Drift enough to get a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles shot. Danshoku Dino pinned both Keisuke Ishii and Soma Takao yesterday while Ken Ohka is constantly standing up to Shigehiro Irie despite coming off the worse for wear in every encounter. The one wild card is Super Sasadango Machine. He had a secret plan yesterday that he was unable to use because he was quickly eliminated. The upcoming rematch gives him another chance to use it if he wishes.