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.


Kojima Injured, Arai Gets More Matches, Next KO-D Title Defence At Wrestle Peter Pan

June 7, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 1ST ROUND”, 10/06/2021
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match ~ Blow Away King Of DDT 2021!: Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Gota Ihashi Vs Yusuke Okada, Yuki Iino, Yukio Naya, Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
1. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1A: HARASHIMA Vs Makoto Oishi
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1B: Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1C: MAO Vs Soma Takao
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1D: Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1E: Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1F: Shunma Katsumata Vs Jun Akiyama
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1G: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura
8. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1H: Tetsuya Endo Vs Chris Brookes

Toui Kojima dislocated his left elbow at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” and is out of action for a while. The injury happened during the match but Kojima gutted it out until the finish, earning some respect from the senior wrestlers. Yuki Iino is moved over to the other team to fill his spot and Gota Ihashi is coming in to be on Iino’s original team.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TOUR 2021 IN HIROSHIMA (NOON)”, 12/06/2021
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Studio

1. Chris Brookes & Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
2. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Akito, Yusuke Okada & Yukio Naya
3. Eruption Vs Junretsu!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani
4. Danshoku Dieno, Local Hiroshima Triumphant Return! Playfulness Series Act 2: Danshoku Dieno Vs Yuya Koroku
5. The Fate Of Those Who Are Chosen To Win! Hiroshima Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Rey Paloma & Antonio Honda
6. DISASTER BOX Vs The 37 KAMIINA!: HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO

Kojima is being replaced with Yuya Koroku for the Danshoku Dieno match.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “ADDITIONAL ATTACK”, 17/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Raku & Pom Harajuku Vs Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Kaya Toribami
3. Yuki Kamifuku & Nao Kakuta Vs Miu Watanabe & Mahiro Kiryu
4. Mirai Maiumi Vs Yuki Arai
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Rika Tatsumi & Hyper Misao
6. International Princess Title: Hikari Noa (c) Vs Marika Kobashi
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh

The plan for Yuki Arai was to only wrestle one match a month. However she is going to have two more matches this month because watching the rest of her classmates in Tokyo Joshi Pro wrestling often is making her impatient. In response to this, Tetsuya Koda is booking Arai’s first singles match and her opponent will be Mirai Maiumi.

BASARA “BASARA 161 ~GLITTER~”, 29/06/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Minoru Fujita Vs Yasu Urano
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: SAGAT Vs FUMA

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ is now down to the final four. Two out of Minoru Fujita, Yasu Urano, SAGAT and FUMA will make it to the final on 7th July.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

1. Current Blast Death Match: Atsushi Onita Vs X
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs X

The next KO-D Openweight Title defence will be held in Kawasaki Stadium. The challenger is likely going to be the winner of King Of DDT 2021. The champion himself Jun Akiyama is entering the tournament and gets to nominate his challenger if he wins it. Akiyama has gone on record wanting to choose Sanshiro Takagi as his opponent so two wrestlers in their 50s will be fighting for the championship.

I guess if you’re going to do a major outdoor show at Kawasaki Stadium you have to have Atsushi Onita in an exploding ring death match. The venue will have two rings set up with one of them being used for the explosion match.

TAMURA and Raimu Imai from HEAT-UP will both be on the show. TAMURA is an 18 year veteran while Imai only turned professional last December.


YAROZ “YAROZ PART 9 ~THE SAME DAY AND SAME VENUE DECISIVE BATTLE WITH THE FATEFUL BOYZ!~” Results

April 4, 2021

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 9 ~THE SAME DAY AND SAME VENUE DECISIVE BATTLE WITH THE FATEFUL BOYZ! NEVER LOSE TO THOSE WHO ARE POPULAR! RAISE UP THE YAROS! SHOW OFF A MAN’S STORY OF BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS!~”, 04/04/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall 1st Floor
100 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yusuke Okada “YaroZ” Welcome Match: Antonio Honda & Yusuke Okada defeated Yuki Iino & Keigo Nakamura when Honda pinned Nakamura with a Sunset Flip (8:11).
2. Yukio Naya “YaroZ Tradition” Trial 5th Match Round 1: Danshoku Dieno Vs Yukio Naya ended in a Double Countout (10:37).
3. Round System Mixed Martial Arts Rules: Shinya Aoki (2) defeated Gota Ihashi (0).
3a. Shinya Aoki defeated Gota Ihashi with a Choke Sleeper (R1 0:08).
3b. Shinya Aoki defeated Gota Ihashi with a School Boy (R4 0:40).
4. FFF (Fundoshi For Future) Match: Yukio Sakaguchi and Hoshitango defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani after the Birthday Double Press (4:27).
5. YaroZ-gun Vs BOYZ-gun Full Scale Battle!: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi & Ken Ohka defeated Makoto Oishi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno when Ohka pinned Hirata with the Flame Spear (11:26).

Today in Itabashi Green Hall there were two competing shows taking place at the same time. The 1st Floor was the location of the YaroZ show for men. In the regular room on the 2nd Floor where the pro wrestling shows are held was the BOYZ show for women. There would be invasions from both sides on both shows taking place throughout the day.

Midway through the show the special guest Tsukasa Wachi was kidnapped by a squad of BOYZ wearing bath towels led by Makoto Oishi. It was up to Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi & Ken Ohka to rescue her in the main event. Oishi tried to lure Higuchi and Owashi over to the BOYZ side with the promise of Higuchi looking cool in front of Wachi and Higuchi getting booked in the BOYZ main event. When Owashi realized he was getting tricked, he lost his temper and used lucha to get rid of Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno. All of the BOYZ ganged up on Ohka but an opportunity opened up for the YaroZ to do a train attack. Hirata was singled out and was beaten with Ohka’s Flame Spear.

Oishi refused to let Wachi go after the match when an unlikely figure came to the rescue. Yusuke Okada attacked Oishi with a Back Elbow and freed Wachi! He learned how important the YaroZ fans are and finally accepts he is YaroZ both physically and mentally. Yukio Naya invited Wachi to come over to the post-show party at his family’s restaurant. She declined with the made up excuse that she has a photoshoot to attend at 4am. Tetsuya Endo then walked by ready to leave the venue and Wachi ran over to join him. She told him it’s time to go and they made their exit. Ohka had to remind everyone they are not doing pro wrestling to be popular but because they are YaroZ!

The 3 Way match involved Yukio Sakaguchi, Hoshitango and Nobuhiro Shimatani all wrestling in fundoshi. Shimatani had his fundoshi pulled off so he was left defenceless in order to hide his shame. Sakaguchi and Hoshitango ganged up on him until they got the double pin to both be declared the winners. Shimatani complained that he might get fired because of this so Sakaguchi and Hoshitango both agreed to take off their fundoshi as a show of solidarity. The three of them had to be forcibly removed from ringside.

Wachi’s original role on the show was to be the ring girl for the MMA match. She wanted to take off a piece of clothing after every round so everyone wanted the match to take as long as possible. However Brother Mon was told by CyberAgent’s compliance officer before the show warning him he’ll be fired if things get out of control. So Mon told Yukinori Matsui to do a proper officiating job. Instead Matsui complained when Shinya Aoki immediately tapped out Gota Ihashi and forced the match to restart. Matsui allowed Aoki to beat up Ihashi for four rounds so Wachi could take off more clothes but that ended when Brother Mon counted Aoki pinning Ihashi to end the match. Matsui attacked Mon and chaos was about to break out when Wachi stripped down to her swimsuit to stop everyone from fighting. The BOYZ then broke into the show to kidnap her and set up the main event.

Yukio Naya was introduced as Reiwa YaroZ because his father is Heisei Yaroz and his grandfather was Showa YaroZ. Danshoku Dieno saw this as strong preparation for his upcoming match with Jun Akiyama. Their match was interrupted by the Keisuke Ishii Vs MAO match from BOYZ that somehow made its way downstairs. Dieno and Naya then brawled there way upstairs to BOYZ show. While they were gone the ring announcer tried to keep everyone occupied by guessing who X was going to be at today’s New Japan show. Dieno and Naya reappeared with Yuki Iino behind them wearing Dieno’s wrestling gear. Dieno and Iino kept giving each other Lip Locks and everyone was counted out before Naya could make it back to the ring. The hosts Brother Mon and Brother Tommy at least thought it was revolutionary to have two wrestling matches interact with each other at the same time.

The beginning of the show was delayed for three minutes because Yusuke Okada and Toru Owashi both snuck off to try and join the BOYZ show. They were dragged back and Okada had to wrestle his opening match with Antonio Honda, Yuki Iino and Keigo Nakamura. He stormed off afterwards but saw the light later in the show. Meanwhile Honda, Iino & Nakamura had to prepare for wrestling in the BOYZ main event.


DDT “DAY DREAM BELIEVER 2021” Results

March 14, 2021

DDT “DAY DREAM BELIEVER 2021”, 14/03/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
508 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Hideki Okatani defeated Toui Kojima with the Northern Lights Suplex (4:19).
1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Top Of The Super Book 2021: The Young Bucks Autobiography “Killing The Business”, Danshoku Dieno & Keigo Nakamura defeated Saki Akai Photo Book “Lip Hip Shake” (c), Saki Akai & Antonio Honda when Nakamura pinned “Lip Hip Shake” with the Exquisite (8:33).
*Keigo Nakamura becomes the 1,500th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Keigo Nakamura (c) with the Rookie Award (6:20 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,501st champion.
2. 4 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie, Konosuke Takeshita & MAO and Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya when HARASHIMA pinned Iino with the Somato (8:44).
3. Junretsu Vs Eruption!: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi ended in a Double Countout (7:44).
4. DDT Extreme Title – Barbed Wire Casket Death Match: Chris Brookes defeated Shunma Katsumata (c) by Casket Burial (14:10).
*Shunma Katsumata fails in V2. Chris Brookes becomes the 51st DDT Extreme Champion!
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino defeated Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Shota (c) when Takao pinned Shota with the Running Elbow Butt (13:07).
*Young Communication Generation fails in V3. DAMNATION becomes the 43rd KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Yuki Ueno (c) defeated Yusuke Okada with the WR (20:01).
*V4 for Yuki Ueno.

The young champion Yuki Ueno took another step up the DDT ladder in what turned out to be a big day for his group. The show began with the DDT Sauna Club revealing it has been renamed to The 37KAMIINA (pronounced “Sauna Kamiina”) to establish itself as a proper stable. Then in the main event, Ueno put the DDT UNIVERSAL Title on the line against Yusuke Okada. He went big with a Flying Hurricanara out of the ring then later kicked out of Okada’s newly named Tricolor. A Dropkick turned the match to his favour and Ueno won with the WR for his fourth defence. Ueno told Okada it was fun to wrestle him and he wants them to have more main events together. He also said The 37KAMIINA will work hard towards being a forwards thinking group in 2021.

The rest of the championship matches on the cards all had title changes. DAMNATION took the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles away from the Young Communication Generation. The defending champions tried using speed but hit a road bump when Yuji Hino got involved. Akito & Kazuki Hirata together couldn’t knock him off his feet and it was only with Shota’s help were they able to get him out of the ring. Tetsuya Endo had an exchange of submission counters with Akito until he wiped out everyone on the floor with the Sasuke Special. That left Shota alone with Soma Takao in the ring. They both ran the ropes and Takao got his strike in first with the Running Elbow Butt. That was enough to get him the three count and bring the belts back to DAMNATION! But they’re not too impressed with the title belts themselves. Backstage Daisuke Sasaki called them 100 yen belts. Endo suggested they leave them behind at the Suidobashi Station when they go home tonight. Takao is at least pleased he took the titles from those bottom feeders at Young Communication.

The Barbed Wire Casket Death Match was dangerous but Yukinori Matsui made sure it wasn’t too dangerous. He prohibited Chris Brookes from using a sickle he brought to the ring with him. All of the barbed wire boards, thumbtacks, ladders, construction signs, chairs and toy blocks were okay though. The casket used was covered in blocks and the barbed wire was found to be inside the casket when it was opened up. Shunma Katsumata also hid a few fire poppers in there to catch Brookes by surprise. Katsumata wasn’t the only person who appeared in Super Hardcore form. Konosuke Takeshita & MAO showed up dressed as druids with Joker facepaint to aid Katsumata with a Springboard Tornado DDT. Katsumata placed Brookes leaning over the casket and climbed the top rope. Brookes got out of the way and Katsumata’s Stuka Splash ended with him landing inside the casket. Brookes closed the lid on top and became the new DDT Extreme Champion! He hammered a few nails into the lid to close the casket shut for good measure. He is very much looking forward to defending the Extreme Title in stupid ways because that is the Dramatic Dream Team way!

The pressure is growing between Jun Akiyama and Kazusada Higuchi as we get closer to their KO-D Openweight Title match. Today Higuchi decided to wrestle barefoot and fought with Akiyama outside the ring. He was thrown head first into the ring post and no sold it. Akiyama did get him off his feet with an Exploder onto the floor. Yukio Sakaguchi intercepted Akiyama with an Apron PK but then Makoto Oishi took out Sakaguchi with a low Dropkick. All four men were unable to get back into the ring and the match ended in a Double Countout. Higuchi thinks now the situation is starting to get interesting. Akiyama is getting serious now, which is what Higuchi has been hoping for all along. He thinks they have to fight this way otherwise it wouldn’t be interesting.

Former stablemates Takeshita and Yuki Iino now have to be opponents for the 4 Way Tag. It’s a chance for new directions and Takeshita proved that by deciding to cooperate with Sasaki when it was offered to him! Iino went wild with Spears, using it to take out Toru Owashi, MAO and then a double one to Sasaki & Mad Paulie. Takeshita made Iino spear Yukio Naya by accident then dropped him with the Last Ride. However HARASHIMA then hit Takeshita with a High Kick and ran away with the win by pinning Iino with the Somato.

In a match that would be a main event in any library around the world, The Young Bucks autobiography “Killing The Business” got its chance to reclaim the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title from Saki Akai’s photo book “Lip Hip Shake”. But first DDT had to get “Lip Hip Shake” away from Gota Ihashi’s possession. He refused to let it go backstage so Antonio Honda had to knock him out. The match began with the two books squaring off much like Go Shiozaki and Kazuyuki Fujita did. The match was interrupted when Ihashi ran out armed with a plastic spoon. He stabbed Danshoku Dieno with it, then stabbed “Killing The Business” to protect his photo book. Nothing will come between Ihashi and Akai’s photo book, not even the real Akai herself! He knocked her down and climbed the ropes for a Moonsault but Akai rolled out of the way and Ihashi went splat. Dieno gave Akai the Danshoku Driver but was then attack by the photo book! Dieno was almost pinned until Keigo Nakamura broke it up. He placed “Lip Hip Shake” on the canvas and did the Exquisite Springboard Moonsault onto it. Nobody was there to stop the pin and Nakamura became the new Iron Man Champion!

Nakamura wanted to celebrate winning his first ever championship but he got distracted by “Lip Hip Shake”. He gave it a read in the ring and suddenly found himself experiencing an embarrassing moment in public. Akai took advantage and hit the Rookie Award to pin Nakamura and become the new Iron Man Champion. She ran off with the belt, her photo book and Ihashi chasing after her. Backstage Honda said it felt like he was teaming with two Saki Akai’s out there. He also found out the price for other copies of the photo book have risen on Mercari ever since it showed up in DDT.

In the pre-show match, Hideki Okatani defeated Toui Kojima. The had a meeting of chops and elbow strikes that ended with Okatani using a Running Neckbreaker. He then got the win with the Northern Lights Suplex.

Sanshiro Takagi came out after the death match to reveal his team for the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles match on 28th March. His first partner is Yukio Naya, who was busy cleaning up the ring when he found out. Takagi explained that the most important thing in pro wrestling is not physical or technical ability. The most important thing is bloodlines! So Takagi’s team is made up of wrestlers who come from successful families. Naya is one because of his yokozuna grandfather. The second partner is Chikara, the grandson of Rikidozan! Last but not least, filling out the team is comedian Nabe Yakan, whose father was also a successful comedian from the Showa era. Takagi promised to protect these noble bloodlines as they unite to win the 8-Man Tag Titles. Together this team is called Team Thoroughbred!

23 year old trainee Yuya Koroku was introduced to the audience at the start of the show. He will have his debut match on 11th April. He promised to spend the next month working hard preparing for his debut.

Ten years ago the Great East Japan Earthquake happened. When DDT ran their Korakuen Hall show that month, they decided not to record an intro video for the show to preserve energy. Instead the show intro took place live in the ring with all of the wrestlers entering and posing when their match was announced. For the 10th anniversary, DDT did the same thing for today’s show.


DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2021” Results

February 28, 2021

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2021”, 28/02/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
584 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yusuke Okada & Toui Kojima defeated Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura when Okada pinned Ueno with the Tricolor (9:22).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 6 Way Match: Saki Akai Photo Book “Lip Hip Shake” defeated The Young Bucks Autobiography “Killing The Business” (c), Kazuki Hirata, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda and Saki Akai when “Lip Hip Shake” pinned “Killing The Business” (9:09).
*Saki Akai Photo Book “Lip Hip Shake” becomes the 1,499th champion.
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yukio Naya defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when HARASHIMA pinned Shimatani with the Somato (9:27).
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino when Takao pinned Iino with the Official Endless Waltz (15:17).
5. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Chris Brookes defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani when Brookes pinned Okatani with the Praying Mantis Bomb (12:07).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Kids Room Death Match 37 (Sauna) Count Edition: Shunma Katsumata (c) (37) defeated MAO (36) (21:59).
*V1 for Shunma Katsumata.

For the first time in his career, Shunma Katsumata beats MAO! The ring resembled a play room with toys displayed all over the canvas for the wrestlers to use. There were also tables and concrete blocks because that is what MAO played with when he was a kid. He had to convince Yukinori Matsui that they were safe enough to use in the match. The eventual goal was to pin your opponent for enough counts to reach a total of 37 seconds. MAO reached 36 which caused Katsumata to get desperate. He took out barbed wire and wrapped it around his body before doing a Diving Body Press. MAO moved out of the way but Katsumata caught him with one last pin to get his 37th and winning count.

Katsumata said his first DDT Extreme Title defence could only be done with MAO and he thanked him for it. Chris Brookes then entered the ring, praised Katsumata for the match and then challenged him for the title. He also wants the match to be straightforward and a clean fight. Hisaya Imabayashi granted his request and made the title match for 14th March. Katsumata got worried because he is supposed to be spending the entire month in Big Japan for the Ikki Tousen tournament. He shook hands with Brookes but Brookes suddenly kicked him low and said he was only joking about having a clean fight because he hates Katsumata! He went for the Praying Mantis Bomb but Katsumata blocked it and kicked Brookes out of the ring. He then asked to cancel the title match but it’s too late. Imabayashi booked it and he isn’t changing his mind.

The challenger for the KO-D Openweight Title looked ferocious out there today. Kazusada Higuchi aimed to get the Brain Claw on Jun Akiyama and once he got it, he wouldn’t let it go. Akiyama rolled out of the ring but Higuchi still had him in his grasp and tightened his grip further. Even after Brookes pinned Hideki Okatani to end the match, Higuchi still wouldn’t let go until Yukio Sakaguchi broke him off. As Higuchi was helped to the back, Higuchi told him to be prepared for 28th March! Backstage Akiyama can’t help but compliment his opponent for using such a simple maneuver so effectively especially at an age when Higuchi should be at his physical peak. He is also still angry over how often he has been losing ever since he became the KO-D Champion.

DAMNATION defeated ALL OUT in the 6-Man Tag where Yuki Iino still wanted to fight Yuji Hino and treated all of his opponents as if they were Hino. He went to do the Diving Hip Drop but Hino cut him off and gave Tetsuya Endo a chance to Power Bomb him from the corner. Instead Iino was too heavy and Endo collapsed underneath him, taking a de facto Hip Drop anyway. Konosuke Takeshita directed traffic by throwing Iino Spear first into Hino. Hino then went for the Spear on Soma Takao but he dodged it and pinned Iino with the Official Endless Waltz. Takao won but he is getting annoyed at Akito reminding him of the Young Communication shows they used to be a part of.

The notable news coming after the match happened when Akito called the rest of ALL OUT into the ring. He said when Iino returned from injury, he thought what was the future of ALL OUT going to be. Everybody in the group is moving in different directions because they now have bigger priorities so Akito thinks now is the time for ALL OUT to disband. Takeshita understands the reasoning and brought up the foreign members of the group that have come and gone over the unit’s four year existence (Diego, Space Monkey & Royce Chambers). Katsumata agrees that everyone has grown out of the unit. Iino is thankful that the unit was kept alive for him to come back. He’s disappointed that it has to end but he must focus on his goal to beat Yuji Hino. After a quick discussion with Imabayashi, it was agreed that ALL OUT will split up on 12th March.

The DAMNATION signboard Nobuhiro Shimatani carries around is now made of wood so he used it as an effective weapon to keep Toru Owashi & Yukio Naya at bay. However he bit off more than he could chew when he wanted to do the Somato on HARASHIMA. He was cut off with a short range Somato and HARASHIMA finished him off with a proper one. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie were so confused by Shimatani’s plan they didn’t even enter the ring to break the pin and allowed HARASHIMA to win the match.

Imabayashi safely brought The Young Bucks book “Killing The Business” out to the ring for it to defend the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title in a 5 Way Match. The wrestlers all fought each other trying to pin the book. Danshoku Dieno cleared the ring and came up with an idea. He will instead form a team with the book because it has the potential to become a great DDT champion! Dieno attacked Antonio Honda and Saki Akai with the book and then set Kazuki Hirata for the Danshoku Driver onto the book. Akai flipped the book to stand vertically so Dieno hurt himself landing butt first onto it. Hirata fled backstage and found something in Gota Ihashi’s bag to counter the book. It was a copy of Akai’s first photo book “Lip Hip Shake”! Hirata attacked everyone with the book and showed it off to the audience while Akai tried to block it from view. The skirmish ended with all of the wrestlers incapacitated and Akai’s book falling on top of The Young Bucks book. Matsui figured it was a pin and counted to three, declaring “Lip Hip Shake” as the new champion!

Hirata cut a promo on the book after the match. He called it the new King Of DDT who must be defeated! Hirata gave the book the Egoist Driver but it kicked out at two. The book then hit Hirata in the head and knocked him out with a Hurricanrana. Ihashi ran down to the ring, grabbed the book and said “Saki-chan… let’s go home…”

Yusuke Okada had been looking for a name to give his Tornado DDT finisher. It is now called the Tricolor and he pinned Yuki Ueno with it! The Tricolor name comes from Okada’s favourite football club, the Yokohama F. Marinos. Okada said he’ll be here in the ring waiting for Ueno and the DDT UNIVERSAL Title on 14th March.

The DDT Assistant Producer Hisaya Imabayashi has been promoted back to the General Manager position. He was originally the GM from 2010 to 2017 under the name Amon Tsurumi until Dieno won a Producer role in DDT and fired him. He was able to keep some power in regards to match making by taking an Assistant Producer job.

Makoto Oishi and his wife Misaki Ohata are launching their own Youtube channel called “Mikomako Channel ~ Fighting Family”.


DDT “NEW YEAR’S DAY GIFT SPECIAL! ALL SEATS 3,000 YEN SPECIAL BOX OFFICE!! 2021” Results

January 3, 2021

DDT “NEW YEAR’S DAY GIFT SPECIAL! ALL SEATS 3,000 YEN SPECIAL BOX OFFICE!! 2021”, 03/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
713 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Keigo Nakamura defeated Hideki Okatani with a Cradle (7:42).
2. Antonio Honda 43rd Birthday & 16th Anniversary Debut Match: Antonio Honda defeated Choun-Shiryu with the Diving Fist Drop (9:14).
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Gota Ihashi defeated Toru Owashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Toui Kojima when Sakaguchi pinned Kojima with the PK (9:37).
4. Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya when Paulie pinned Watase with the Reverse Splash (12:19).
5. 1 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Shinya Aoki, Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Sanshiro Takagi when Aoki pinned Takagi with a Jackknife Pin (10:00).
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Yuki Ueno defeated Akito, Kazuki Hirata, Shota & Keisuke Ishii when Ueno pinned Shota with the BME (14:34).
7. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (w/ Daisuke Sasaki) defeated HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi & Chris Brookes when Endo pinned Brookes with the Shooting Star Press (17:18).

The first DDT show of 2021 was almost entirely a surprise card. The audience only knew what the matches were once they were ready to begin. For the main event HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi & Chris Brookes joined forces to fight DAMNATION. While all of DAMNATION were at ringside, Daisuke Sasaki got directly involved by grabbing Brookes by the leg. Yuji Hino brought it to both HARASHIMA & Higuchi. Soma Takao overheard Higuchi insult CIMA which spurred him on to fight through the Brain Claw. Tetsuya Endo got the win in the end by hitting Brookes with Tetsuya In The Sky, the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb and finally the Shooting Star Press. Endo looked over to Jun Akiyama at the commentary table while the pin was counted.

Shouting was heard over by the entrance after the match. It was Yuki Iino calling for Hino’s attention while the rest of ALL OUT tried to hold him back. Iino pushed his teammates back, entered the ring and demanded to face Hino in an arm wrestling contest on the canvas. Hino was confused but he accepted the challenge and won. Iino got mad over losing and had to be held back again while Konosuke Takeshita introduced him to Hino. He then explained that Iino’s return match from injury will be at “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021” on 14th February when ALL OUT takes on DAMNATION. He then suggested that Iino and Hino have a singles match at the next big event after that. Hisaya Imabayashi agreed to book Iino Vs Hino in Nagoya on 23rd February. ALL OUT dragged Iino away while Endo took the microphone and warned Akiyama that he is always ready. Endo closed out the show by saying this year he is aiming for more than just the Tokyo Sports MVP Award. He wants to make scandalous news stories with glamourous women in the tabloids too!

Another 8-Man Tag pitted the two new units that have unexpectedly taken over DDT in the last few months. All four members of the DDT Sauna Club came out first, followed by the Young Communication Generation. The latter team then surprised everyone by bringing out Keisuke Ishii! Akito warned him about the Sauna Club’s “Heat Wave WER!!” pose but he didn’t understand it. Kazuki Hirata did a Plancha to the outside while Ishii did his work. The Sauna Club isolated Shota and piled on the top rope moves to him. Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Yuki Ueno hit Diving Body Presses one after the other but Ueno’s pin was broken up. Shota caught Ueno in the Gannosuke Clutch but MAO was there to break that pin up. Ueno got to recover and beat Shota with the BME. Backstage Ishii said it was the first time in a long while he wrestled in DDT (not counting BOYZ) and he would like to appear more in 2021 to be with his friends in Young Communication again. Shota wants to make it a year where Ganbare☆Pro doesn’t lose to DDT. Meanwhile Katsumata wants to make 2021 the year of the Sauna Club!

One of the matches was supposed to be Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dieno Vs Shinya Aoki & Super Sasadango Machine. But backstage before the match Dieno, Aoki & Sasadango were all complaining about Takagi’s tweets including one that where Takagi was showing off his calves. The three of them instead decided to gang up on Takagi in a Handicap Match and purposely target his calf. Aoki put him in a Jail Hold while Dieno & Sasadango brought out a bag containing some of Takagi’s personal belongings. Sasadango found Takagi’s wallet, pulled out 29,000 yen in cash and raffled it off to three fans in the audience. Dieno eventually thought things went overboard and he felt sorry for Takagi. It is thanks to Takagi that they get to wrestle this year so the best New Year’s gift is to give Takagi his first win of 2021. Sasadango agreed and with Dieno they both attacked Aoki. Dieno is still recovering from the fire extinguisher attack to his rear but Takagi forced to go into the Hell Gate position. That lost him Sasadango’s support and Takagi was thrown face first into the Hell Gate. Aoki kicked Takagi in the calf, Sasadango did the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock and Aoki pinned him with a Jackknife. Backstage Sasadango offered to be on Aoki’s team at “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021” because they should be fighting for a better goal than satisfying Takagi’s desires. They like Takagi but will not be used by him anymore!

As Takagi was leaving the ring after his match, he was suddenly approached at ringside by Yusuke Okada! The former All Japan wrestler introduced himself to the audience and told them he wants to experience a new world of pro wrestling now that he became freelance. He asked Takagi if he could have a match in DDT. Takagi questioned his interest in DDT after seeing the match that just happened. He then passed the request over to Imabayashi, who wasn’t expecting that. Imabayashi told Okada he will book him on next week’s Korakuen Hall show on 9th January.

DAMNATION’s good run begun earlier in the show when Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato beat Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya. Paulie threw Yamato onto Watase with an X-Style Iconoclasm. Shimatani then hopped onto Paulie’s back and they jumped on top of Watase for a nearfall when Oishi & Naya broke it up. Paulie then hit Watase with a Lariat and won with the Reverse Splash.

Gota Ihashi didn’t get to wrestle in Korakuen Hall last year so he wanted to make up for lost time. This year he wants to join a unit and rampage all over DDT. There is only one unit he wants to join and that’s Eruption! He came out with his own custom entrance video wearing an Eruption coat made out of posters. He even drew his own version of the Eruption logo calling it Ihaption. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai were bemused over this but it kind of worked out in the end. Akai gave Toru Owashi a Brainbuster and Ihashi went toe to toe with Tomomitsu Matsunaga. Eruption(?) then focused their attacks on Toui Kojima. Ihashi almost lost the match when he missed the Moonsault. Akai kicked Ihashi out of frustration and Sakaguchi tagged himself in to finish Kojima off. Sakaguchi & Akai had enough of Ihashi and walked off on him backstage. However he believes he can continue teaming with Eruption and together they can all go after the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles.

Antonio Honda’s big day was almost ruined when he tripped on the ropes and hurt his knee. Choun-Shiryu knew what was coming and attacked Honda before he could tell his latest Gongitsune joke. Honda lived up to the big occasion though and hit a Topé Suicida and the Tenzan Tombstone Driver on route to victory.

The first DDT match of 2021 was Keigo Nakamura’s first ever singles victory! He defeated his generation rival Hideki Okatani by cradling his way out of the Double Arm Suplex. Nakamura currently has a 1-3 record against Okatani so he wants to reverse the numbers this year.

Some more matches were booked for “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021”. Akai will be teaming with Maya Yukihi from Ice Ribbon to take on Saori Anou & Miyako Matsumoto. Yukihi said she discovered DDT more than 10 years ago so she is deeply moved to be wrestling a match for them. She thought she was going to fight against Akai but Imabayashi corrected her. Akai always wanted to team with her because she is beautiful and strong. She is also excited to face Anou again. When Imabayashi asked Akai & Yukihi about Matsumoto, they both declined to answer. They were asked again backstage and Yukihi finally had something to say. “In terms of strength, beauty and glamour, Miyako-san will never the best.”

The New Year’s Shuffle Tag Tournament winners Smile Pissari will team again at the Culttz Kawasaki show. HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi will face a team yet to be determined.

Takagi will return to the battlefield for his next DDT Extreme Title defence. He takes on Nabe Yakan from Best Body Pro Wrestling on 10th January. The match was made when earlier in the day Yakan led a bunch of soldiers armed with air guns into the locker room to steal the Extreme Title belt.


BAKUHA KOSHIEN “BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2020 ~30TH ANNIVERSARY OF CURRENT BLAST~” Results

November 29, 2020

BAKUHA KOSHIEN “BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2020 ~30TH ANNIVERSARY OF CURRENT BLAST~”, 29/11/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market
??? Fans – Withheld

1. Ricky Fuji defeated Gota Ihashi with the 9999 (6:11).
2. Maku Donaruto defeated Mizuki Watase when Donaruto pressed his crotch onto Watase’s face (11:39).
3. Yuna Manase defeated Ayumi Hayashi with the Suzuki Dynamic (6:48).
4. Rikidozan III Vs Taiho III: Yukio Naya & Hoshitango Imachi defeated Chikara & Yumehito Imanari when Naya pinned Imanari with the Back Drop (12:25).
5. First In History! Air Time Bomb & Current Blast Bat x 3 Death Match: Takashi Sugiura, NOSAWA Rongai & Hidetaka Monma defeated Atsushi Onita, Mecha Pandita & Rambo Kawamura when Sugiura pinned Pandita with the Current Blast Bat Swing (12:28).

For the main event, three Current Blast bats were placed in the ring while an Air Time Bomb hung over everyone from above, rigged to explode after ten minutes. Sugiura-gun came out armed with weapons. Takashi Sugiura had a chair, NOSAWA Rongai had a guitar and Hidetaka Monma had a barbed wire bat. The two teams brawled around the venue for the first five minutes. Atsushi Onita put NOSAWA through a table with a Piledriver. Monma immediately grabbed Onita so Sugiura could hit him with a Barbed Wire Bat. Rambo Kawamura got into the ring and mimicked firing a machine gun until he ran out of bullets. Time ran out and the Air Time Bomb exploded over everyone. Onita covered Daisuke Kiso to protect him while sparks poured down from the ceiling. When things calmed down, Sugiura grabbed a Current Blast Bat and hit Onita with an explosion. Monma picked Onita up so Sugiura could hit him with a second Blast Bat but Onita got out of the way and Monma took the blow instead. Onita yelled at Sugiura to keep fighting so Sugiura attacked him. He then grabbed the last Blast Bat and hit Mecha Pandita with it. He pinned the robot afterwards to win the match.

Sugiura & NOSAWA posed for their victory over Onita but didn’t stick around for the ending. Onita put on his leather jacket and thanked the fans for coming despite the cold weather and also the epidemic. Onita joked that he doesn’t notice the cold because he lives in the countryside where it is zero degrees everyday. He invited Sanshiro Takagi and guest The Great Kojika in to join in the closing speech. Onita later confronted Takagi accusing him of avoiding the Bakuha Koshien shows so he wouldn’t have to do any explosion death matches. They then argued over what is stronger, pandas or dogs. Takagi said dogs because the dog beat the panda today. Onita admitted that Mecha Pandita probably needs to be sent back to the factory in Laos for maintenance.

For the first time since 2017, the Power Of Dreams were together again. Chikara teamed up with Yumehito Imanari to take on the sumo pairing of Yukio Naya & Hoshitango. The match focused on Chikara and Naya, two 3rd generation wrestlers fighting each other. Chikara missed a Diving Saber Chop and hit his partner by mistake, causing Naya to pin Imanari with the Back Drop. Chikara challenged Naya to a singles match afterwards but Naya told him to go home.

Ayumi Hayashi encouraged Yuna Manase to join in her wasshoi chants just so she would drop her guard. Manase had trouble pinning her opponent down until she hit a Lariat and won with the Suzuki Dynamic. She praised Hayashi for a good match afterwards.

Mizuki Watase was thrown off by Maku Donaruto’s behavior after Donaruto tried to pull his tights off. Watase got so annoyed that he pulled down his tights himself and threw them at Donaruto. Both wrestlers were reduced to fighting in their underwear with Donaruto encouraging Watase to give him more. He countered Watase’s Back Drop into a Triangle Choke, purposely pressing Watase’s face into his crotch. Watase gave up from this.

Yesterday was Gota Ihashi’s birthday. Sadly he couldn’t celebrate today because he lost to Ricky Fuji. Ihashi missed the Moonsault and Fuji capitalised with the 9999.


Last Minute BASARA Changes, Nobu Also Out, Aoki Homecoming

November 27, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 141 ~THE 8TH FOX PRINCE~”, 28/11/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA
2. Banana Senga Vs Masato Kamino
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Fuminori Abe
4. Daichi Kazato Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
5. Ryuichi Sekine Vs SAGAT
6. Takato Nakano Vs Takumi Tsukamoto
7. Yusuke Kubo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi

BASARA “BASARA 142 ~THE 9TH FOX PRINCE~”, 28/11/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs SAGAT & Fuminori Abe
2. Isami Kodaka & Banana Senga Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Masato Kamino
3. Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Daichi Kazato Vs FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Tsutomu Oosugi
4. Each Army Selection Elimination 6-Man Tag Match: X, X & X Vs X, X & X

Team Isami: Isami Kodaka, Ryota Nakatsu, Ryuichi Sekine, Yusuke Kubo, Banana Senga, Daichi Kazato and Takato Nakano

Team Abe: Fuminori Abe, Takumi Tsukamoto, FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Tsutomu Oosugi, SAGAT and Masato Kamino

Unfortunately there are a lot of last minute changes going on because of COVID-19. Yasu Urano went for a PCR test this week after getting a fever and it came back positive. Meanwhile Daiki Shimomura, Tetsuo Usui and referee Yuya Okada have gone into quarantine after coming into close contact with someone who has the virus while wrestling for other promotions (it is unclear if they are referring to Urano). The Shimomura Vs Usui match on the afternoon show has now been cancelled. The evening show is also mixing some matches around. The new main event will be 6-Man Tag Team Elimination match with teams decided right before it takes place.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2021 IN NARIMASU”, 28/11/2020
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

-. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – A Block: Yukio Sakaguchi (4) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (2) by Forfeit.
1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura Vs Saki Akai, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yukio Naya
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – A Block: Akito (4) Vs Chris Brookes (2)
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – A Block: HARASHIMA (4) Vs MAO (2)
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – B Block: Soma Takao (2) Vs Makoto Oishi (2)
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – B Block: Shunma Katsumata (0) Vs Jun Akiyama (0)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo (4) Vs Kazusada Higuchi (2)

Still early in the grand prix but when the weekend is over we’ll be past the halfway point.

BAKUHA KOSHIEN “BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2020 ~30TH ANNIVERSARY OF CURRENT BLAST~”, 29/11/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Mizuki Watase Vs Maku Donaruto
2. Yuna Manase Vs Ayumi Hayashi
3. Ricky Fuji Vs Gota Ihashi
4. Rikidozan III Vs Taiho III: Chikara & Yumehito Imanari Vs Yukio Naya & Hoshitango Imachi
5. First In History! Air Time Bomb & Current Blast Bat x 3 Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Mecha Pandita & Rambo Kawamura Vs Takashi Sugiura, NOSAWA Rongai & Hidetaka Monma

In other absence news, Nobuhiro Shimatani has a fever and will not be at the Bakuha Koshien show this Sunday. He was tested for COVID and thankfully the result came back negative. The decision was still made for him to stay home and rest just to be safe. Gota Ihashi takes his place in the match against Ricky Fuji.

DDT “SATURDAY KASUKABIAN! 2020”, 19/12/2020
Saitama Kasukabe Fureai Cube

1. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

With Daisuke Sasaki out of action probably for the rest of the year, Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato are given the chance to team up together.

DDT “DRAMATIC 2020 MARINE!”, 20/12/2020
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill

1. MAO Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. A Rumble Of Laughter! DDT Variety Group Sangokushi: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito, Chris Brookes & Yukio Naya
4. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Jun Akiyama & Hideki Okatani
5. 42 Years Old Soon!: Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
6. Shinya Aoki Shizuoka Triumph! Shimizu Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Shinya Aoki Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno

Shinya Aoki’s first match back since losing the DDT Extreme Title will be in his hometown.


DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2020 DAY 1” Results

July 30, 2020

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2020 DAY 1”, 30/07/2020
Shinjuku FACE
192 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Chinko KISS Touch Rule: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Yuki Iino defeated Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya when Endo pinned Watase with the Puma Toke de Espaldas (10:54).
2. HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes defeated Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when Brookes pinned Paulie with a School Boy (10:59).
3. Super Sasadango Machine Produce Match – Hell In A Blue Sheet Timed Blast! Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match: Muscle Sakai, Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda Vs Akito, Yumehito Imanari & Shota ended when Honda used the Golden Tailed Kitsune on Hisanoyuki Imabayashi (16:51).
4. Jun Akiyama & Hideki Okatani defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura when Okatani pinned Nakamura with the Double Arm Suplex (10:38).
5. Saki Akai Produce Match – NEO Biishiki-gun New Member Open Audition: Sakisama, Yukio Saint Laurent & Jiroko “Kawaii” Kuroshio defeated Kazuko Hirata, Margaret☆Owashi, Francoise☆Ihashi, Generic Martha & Kazuko Higuchi when Laurent submitted Hirata with the YSL (7:17).
6. Konosuke Takeshita Produce Match – DDT Sauna Club Vs DDT Legend Army!: Sanshiro Takagi, MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno when Toba pinned Ueno with the Backhand Blow (16:32).

DDT was met with a blast from the past at the end of Beer Garden-Like Day 1. Sanshiro Takagi reunited with former alumni MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba to defeat the DDT Sauna Club. Takagi called for the match to go Lucha style but his attempt at a Flying Cross Chop failed against Yuki Ueno. He was still eager to fight the younger wrestlers, particularly egging on Konosuke Takeshita to hit him harder. Meanwhile The Suicide Boyz turned back the clock and were too much for the Sauna Club to handle. MIKAMI hit his Swanton Bomb on Ueno then wiped out Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata with a Tornillo dive. Toba then took the stage and pinned Ueno with the Backhand Blow.

After the match MIKAMI said he doesn’t know how long it’s been since the DDT Legend Army fought together. Takagi muttered that he and Toba don’t even follow him on Twitter. MIKAMI was aware Ueno holds a title but he didn’t know which. When he was told it’s the KO-D Tag Team Titles. This led to The Suicide Boyz challenging Nautilus to a title match. They agreed to have the match on 15th August. When they left, the Sauna Club regrouped. Takeshita was disappointed to lose his own Produce Match. He underestimated Toba’s Punch, Takagi’s Stunner and MIKAMI’s School Boy. Not even MAO standing around at ringside with lignum vitae leaves helped them. He cheered up when he realised it is only the first day of these Beer Garden replacement shows. “The hotter the sauna, the better. The hotter the match, the better. 1, 2, Sauna!”

The NEO Biishiki-gun unit was looking for new members so Sakisama held an audition. How did she get from Paris to Tokyo under the current global situation? I dunno, the Channel Tunnel? Anyway, one by one the contestants were judged by Sakisama & Yukio Saint Laurent. First was Generic Martha. She kind of looked like Martha but she wasn’t Martha, so pass. Next was the duo of Margaret☆Owashi and Francoise☆Ihashi. They danced to “Lonely Magical Fish” by Wink. It only left Sakisama & Laurent confused. Pirako was next and she got a nod from Laurent. Last was Kazuko Higuchi who was very shy. Sakisama was left even more confused by the end. There were 50,000 applicants and these were the best five out of all of them? No matter, the 5 Way Match to decide who joins NEO Biishiki-gun would go ahead. That is until Pirako interrupted her. She was actually Kazuko Hirata in disguise! She is here to lead T2HiJoshi and destroy NEO Biishiki-gun! She had one more surprise too. “HELLO” started playing and out came Jiroko “Kawaii” Kuroshio! She took a long time doing her entrance but her beauty grabbed Sakisama’s attention. Would she like to join NEO Biishiki-gun? Sure! The match turned into a 3 Vs 5 Handicap and NEO Biishiki-gun were victorious in the end. Afterwards Kuroshio has a confession to make. She wasn’t here for the audition. She was here to find her separated sister, Kazuki Higuchi! The two hugged while Laurent snuck up behind Higuchi and knocked her out with a syringe.

Jun Akiyama got to tussle with Naomi Yoshimura in their tag match. He approves of how energetic Yoshimura is. Hideki Okatani got the pin on Keigo Nakamura but that didn’t stop Nakamura from getting face to face with Akiyama after the match. Backstage Nakamura said he is losing momentum because he is Okatani’s senior but is losing to him more and more.

The most dangerous match in pro wrestling was used in DDT for the first time. Hell In A Blue Sheet! It’s so dangerous that nobody can see what happens under that blue sheet. A rule was added where if the match lasted five minutes then the sheet would be lifted and storyteller Hisanoyuki Imabayashi would tell his annual ghost story. Akito was proudly introduced as a CyberFight Vice President. He exchanged business cards with Muscle Sakai during the match. Shota brought in a microphone to call what was happening under the sheet. Whatever happened under there brought all the wrestlers to tears. The match reached the time limit and Imabayashi began his story. He pointed at every wrestler one by one, making them faint out of fright. Antonio Honda stopped him to point out he was making the Gongitsune hand sign. He figured out it is the Golden Tailed Kitsune! Honda convinced the spirit to use him as his new host and he used his new power to defeat Imabayashi! And that was how Antonio Honda learned the Gongitsune.

DAMNATION keep getting new signboards and they keep getting broken over heads. Soma Takao aimed for Chris Brookes but he ducked and Mad Paulie got hit instead. Brookes rolled over Paulie while HARASHIMA threw Takao out.

The Chanko KISS match is where tags only count when one wrestler kisses his tag partner in the crotch. Yukio Naya did not want to do that with Yuki Iino so the 3 Way Tag was turned into a 6-Man Tag with them on opposite sides.


DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 3” Results

July 19, 2020

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 3”, 19/07/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market
92 Fans

1. Eruption Vs DAMNATION!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when Sakaguchi pinned Paulie with the God’s Right Knee (14:31).
2. Saki Akai & Gota Ihashi defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when Akai pinned Ihashi with the Rookie Award (11:15)?
3. Customer Lottery Tag Match: Kazuki Hirata & Akito defeated Antonio Honda & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Hirata pinned Honda with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (12:53).
4. Customer Lottery 3 Way Match: Shunma Katsumata defeated Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Iino when Katsumata pinned Iino with a Cradle (11:07).
5. Customer Lottery Single Match: Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi with La Magistral Cradle (9:04).
6. Customer Lottery 6-Man Tag Team Match: Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Sanshiro Takagi defeated Yuki Ueno, Danshoku Dieno & Keigo Nakamura when Takeshita submitted Nakamura with the Cabello 2020 (18:34).
7. Customer Lottery Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Hideki Okatani defeated Yukio Naya & Mizuki Watase when Brookes submitted Watase with a Modified Ground Octopus Stretch (18:10).

Five of today’s seven matches were determined by a fan lottery held at the start of the show. Yukio Naya & Mizuki Watase were left in a nervous state when their names were chosen for one of the teams in the main event. The rookie Hideki Okatani was in a similar position but he had Chris Brookes to rely on. They won the match and Brookes complimented Okatani for putting up a good fight in his first main event.

Tetsuya Endo attacked Yuki Ueno backstage before the main event. Endo instructed the photographers to take pictures of an attempted move that involved a Wrist Clutch and also a Half Nelson lift. Ueno escaped from the mystery move and forced Endo to back off. Endo left him alone and warned him not to let his guard down.

Match #2 began with Daisuke Sasaki tempting Gota Ihashi to join his side. He told him “Everything Is EVIL” then gave him the Too Sweet hand gesture. Ihashi refused because he wanted to team with Saki Akai. Unfortunately, Ihashi’s moves kept backfiring and Akai got so angry she slapped him for being so useless. Sasaki again asked Ihashi to join his team because “Everything Is EVIL” and this time Ihashi joined in the Too Sweet pose. The match turned 3 on 1 and Sasaki gave Ihashi a chair while Endo held Akai in place. Akai still kicked the chair into Ihashi’s face and started beating him up. Ihashi told everyone to pause so he could spend 1,000 yen on a nearby gacha machine. He came back with a prize wallet and proposed to Akai! Sasaki & Endo attacked both of them, leading to Ihashi to accidentaly Clothesline Akai. He turned his back to her in shame and apologised because he loves her. He turned around expecting a kiss but instead found out he was talking to Yukinori Matsui. The ref gave Ihashi a High Kick, Akai then hit the Rookie Award and Matsui counted the pin. Akai and Ihashi were on the same team but whatever, Akai won.