DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2019 THE FINAL!!” Results

May 19, 2019

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2019 THE FINAL!!”, 19/05/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
979 Fans

0. Under Match: Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks defeated Gota Ihashi & Nobuhrio Shimatani when Starks pinned Shimatani with a Spear (6:32).
1. Akito, Masahiro Takanashi, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai defeated Antonio Honda, Toru Owashi, Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi when Akito submitted Sasadango with the Figure 4 Leg Lock (7:09).
2. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Kazusada Higuchi with a Lariat (8:41).
3. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (12:49).
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Scramble Bunkhouse Hardcore 5 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi defeated MAO, Yuki Ueno, Kota Umeda and Naomi Yoshimura when Takagi pinned Ueno with a Cradle (8:00).
*Sanshiro Takagi defends his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
-. KO-Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Shooting Star Press (18:14).
*V2 for Tetsuya Endo. Keisuke Ishii cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
5. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie by Knockout when Sakaguchi knocked out Endo with the God’s Right Knee (1:13).
6. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Handicap Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto when Sasaki submitted Hirata with La Mistica Cross Facelock (11:46).
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Soma Takao with the Fable (21:11).

When it comes to tournaments, the last six months have been a dominant one for Konosuke Takeshita. He now adds the King Of DDT to his 2019 collection along with the D-Ou Grand Prix and New Year’s Shuffle Tag Tournament. In the final Takeshita defeated Soma Takao, ending DAMNATION’s three year iron grip on the competition. He kicked out of the Official Endless Waltz and also the Reverse Gory Special Bomb. The big reversal in fortune came when Takeshita countered a top rope Gin And Tonic into an Avalanche Canadian Destroyer. From there he hit a Lariat, a Zehi Knee Strike and then the Fable to win. With this victory Takeshita now has a KO-D Openweight Title shot at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” on 15th July. He doesn’t know who if he will face Tetsuya Endo or Yukio Sakaguchi for the title but either way there will a break in the new era. He will either have to fight the glamorous high flying of Endo or the killer aura of Sakaguchi. Either one will be an exciting path for him. In the end, Takeshita says he will be the one to choose this new era. The new era of Konosuke Takeshita will begin at Ota Ward Gymnasium on 15th July! For Takao his dream of main eventing Ota Ward is over. That is unless he can win the last remaining Right To Challenge Gauntlet…

The Canadian Destroyer being used as a counter for the Gin And Tonic was something that haunted Takao throughout the show. A big version from Takeshita ended his hopes of winning the final but in the semi-final HARASHIMA also hit the counter on Takao in the middle of the ring. However Takao had HARASHIMA scouted and he countered the Somato into the Official Endless Waltz for a nearfall. When the two got back up Takao did a High Kick and dropped HARASHIMA with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb for the win.

The earlier semi-final left both Takeshita and Kazusada Higuchi drawing blood from each other. Takeshita got a bloody nose from a Headbutt while Higuchi bled from the mouth after some late strikes. The match ended with a Lariat duel. Higuchi hit first but Takeshita hit harder and that gave him the win.

A 2 Vs 1 Handicap Match gave us a preview for next month’s KO-D Tag Team Title match. The outcome does not look so good for the challengers. Daisuke Sasaki had his hands full by dealing with both Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto but Donaruto’s lewd antics took the match in a different direction. For his big spot Donaruto stripped out of his gear and wore nothing but a gold thong underneath. Whatever he tried to do, the plan backfired and Hirata took the brunt of the attack instead of Sasaki. What little hope the team had left vanished when Donaruto missed the McFly Bomb and Sasaki trapped Hirata with La Mistica Cross Facelock to get the submission. Hirata apologised to Donaruto backstage for the poor teamwork but he noticed something when Donaruto spoke back to him. Donaruto’s voice wasn’t as low as it was before. Is he slowly turning back into Hirata’s old roommate from the Kobe dojo? Hirata remembers taking a picture with him pretending to be tag team champions back when they lived together. Maybe they can make that a reality on 2nd June after all.

The fifth match of the show was ready to begin when Keisuke Ishii suddenly came out. He lived up to his promise to cash in his Right To Challenge Guantlet. However to him it made no sense to get his title shot after Tetsuya Endo’s match when Endo would be too tired. That would make the winning the KO-D Title meaningless in his mind. So instead he was cashing in his title match now before the tag bout could begin! Despite the noble intentions, Ishii was unable to beat Endo. The champion kicked out of the Tiger Suplex and dodged the Kneel Kick. Ishii kicked out of the Torture Rack Bomb but was put away with the Shooting Star Press.

Endo got on the microphone to brag about his victory but he completely forgot that Yukio Sakaguchi was still at ringside waiting for their tag match to begin. From out of nowhere Sakaguchi ran in and hit Endo from behind with the God’s Right Knee. The tag match was officially declared to have begun while Sakaguchi had Endo locked in a Sleeper Hold. Mad Paulie tried to save his partner but Sakaguchi got rid of him with the God’s Right Knee. One more God’s Right Knee struck an exhausted Endo and Daisuke Kiso ruled he was unable to continue. I’m not even sure Mizuki Watase did anything of note, the win was all Sakaguchi’s.

Sanshiro Takagi was dared by the younger generation of wrestlers to put his Right To Challenge Gauntlet on the line in a 5 Way Match. Before the match begun it was announced that the match would also be fought under Scramble Bunkhouse Hardcore rules. Everyone begun the match starting at a different part of Korakuen Hall but when the bell rang Takagi was immediately targeted by the other four. For the most part it felt like a Handicap Match. MAO broke plastic cases over Takagi’s head, Kota Umeda put him through a table and the two of them were aided by Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Ueno for a Tower Of Doom Suplex spot to Takagi. Ueno then turned on the others by smashing a case over Yoshimura and attacking the rest with a chair. Ueno went for the Diving Body Press but Takagi used another plastic case to break Ueno’s fall then rolled him over for the three count. Takagi celebrated by hitting a Diving Press onto one more plastic case next to the stage. He said backstage that all of his opponents are stronger than him but they are also really bad friends so he saw Ueno’s betrayal coming.

Antonio Honda damaged his right hand and was unable to do the Gongitsune effectively. He tried doing it with his left hand but the move was still underpowered. His solution was to summon Toru Owashi, Makoto Oishi and Danshoku Dieno to form an Avengers Gongitsune for one big powerful attack! It was so powerful that Saki Akai could not block it. Unfortunately the attack missed its target and Super Sasadango Machine took the blow. Akito then made Sasadango submit to a Figure 4 Leg Lock. Akito says he is physically and mentally ready for the DDT Extreme Title match with Honda. He just has to wait for Honda to choose the match stipulation.

In the pre-show match Ricky Starks got to show off his vocal skills by singing “Livin’ la Vida Loca” while doing the Old School rope walk on Gota Ihashi. Mike Rollins took care of Nobuhrio Shimatani while Starks pinned Ihashi with a Spear.

Some more matches were announced for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”. DDT’s newest signing Yukio Naya will take on Hideki Suzuki. Naya says he is close with Suzuki so he is glad to get a singles match with him. The other new match is Danshoku Dieno Vs Shinya Aoki!

Chris Brookes will be wrestling in DDT throughout June and July as part of DDT’s relationship with Fight Club: PRO. He was introduced in a video parodying the Time’s Up teasers New Japan have been showing on their events lately. This was done to make fun of Brookes being a popular guess for that reveal. Takagi said he met Brookes in New York and was surprised with what he saw in him. He thinks Brookes can do a better job of making DDT more exciting than the current young wrestlers in the company. If the younger Japanese wrestlers can’t do this job then Takagi has no problem with relying on the young foreigners instead.


DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2019 ~SATSUKI~” Results

April 20, 2019

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2019 ~SATSUKI~”, 20/04/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall
240 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Hiroshi Yamato, Asuka & Ricky Starks defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Gota Ihashi when Asuka pinned Ihashi with the Moonsault (11:06).
2. Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno defeated Masahiro Takanashi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Shunsuke Sayama when Umeda pinned Shimatani with the PK (9:33).
3. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Mad Paulie with a Lariat (4:28).
4. Saki Akai Marunage Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Keisuke Okuda & Rina Yamashita when Sakaguchi pinned Okuda with the God’s Right Knee (10:22).
5. HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey defeated Akito & Yuki Iino when HARASHIMA pinned Iino with the Somato (12:07).
6. Hama Special 4 Way Match: Soma Takao defeated Konosuke Takeshita, MAO and Mike Rollins when Takao pinned Rollins with the Official Endless Waltz (13:05).
7. Hama Special Tag Match: Hama Special Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when Oishi submitted Endo with a Modified Cross Kneebar (17:17).

The loser taps out the champion! All this talk about Tetsuya Endo beating Makoto Oishi 100 times out of 100 and he ends up submitting to the guy just over a week before their KO-D Openweight Title match. The Cross Kneebar that Oishi used to beat Daisuke Sasaki in February came into play today as a counter for Endo’s Yurikamome Hold. Sasaki was there to break the hold once but Kazusada Higuchi made sure he couldn’t do it again when Endo reapplied it from Endo’s Handspring attempt. Endo tapped out but Oishi would not let go of the hold. When they were pulled apart Oishi said that Endo is fine and should not have given up. It was a big statement for Oishi but also only one win. There will another match between them tomorrow before they fight for the title at Korakuen Hall. Oishi asked the fans to please come support him at Korakuen because he never gets to be in this position outside of his homecoming shows. Endo said backstage that he lost to Oishi and also to himself.

Soma Takao came out the winner of the 4 Way Match thanks to the Official Endless Waltz. He kept rolling Mike Rollins and MAO into Cradles until he finally got the pin on Rollins. Konosuke Takeshita was still in the match despite no longer being involved in the upcoming KO-D Tag Team Titles 3 Way. Sasaki thinks he is running away from it because he knows he can’t win. Rollins and Ricky Starks dispute the finish and hold on to the fact they are undefeated as a team because they are sexy and psycho!

Saki Akai continues her call for more women to wrestle in DDT. It will give her a chance to do more in the company.

There was an unusual amount of waterboarding going on in the opener. Toru Owashi’s team brought in seaweed and placed it over Starks’ face then poured water over it. Starks’ team later did the same to Gota Ihashi, leading to the finish where Asuka pinned him with the Moonsault.


DDT “SHUTEN-DOJI 5TH ANNIVERSARY ~DRINKING TURNS YOUR LIFE AROUND~” Results

April 17, 2019

DDT “SHUTEN-DOJI 5TH ANNIVERSARY ~DRINKING TURNS YOUR LIFE AROUND~”, 17/04/2019
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Hikaru Sato defeated Kota Umeda with a Captured Armbar (8:19).
2. Michael Nakazawa Vs DJ Nira ended in a No Contest (7:24).
3. The Final Battle Of The Last Order Of Peace! Group Drama Of Human Beings Born In Showa And Heisei! Which Is Tomorrow! ☆Saki Akai Styling Match☆: Rina Yamashita & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Saki Akai & Kazusada Higuchi when Yoshimura pinned Akai with a Cradle (9:55).
4. Ebisuko Tavern Presents Tag Gauntlet Match: Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated Poison Sawada JULIE & Hoshihebi, Danshoku Dieno & Kappa Kozo (w/ Miyako Haru), Gorgeous Matsuno & Sanshiro Takagi, Emi Sakura & Riho, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda and Ryuichi Sekine & SAKI (w/ Sayaka Obihiro).
4a. Poison Sawada JULIE & Hoshihebi defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Hoshihebi pinned Hirata with the Midnight Buenos Aires (3:04).
4b. Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda defeated Poison Sawada JULIE & Hoshihebi when Honda pinned Hoshihebi with a School Boy (2:07).
4c. Ryuichi Sekine & SAKI (w/ Sayaka Obihiro) defeated Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda when Sekine submitted Honda with the Let’s Combine (3:36).
4d. Danshoku Dieno & Kappa Kozo (w/ Miyako Haru) defeated Ryuichi Sekine & SAKI (w/ Sayaka Obihiro) when Kozo pinned Sekine with the Kappamaki (2:59).
4e. Gorgeous Matsuno & Sanshiro Takagi defeated Danshoku Dieno & Kappa Kozo (w/ Miyako Haru) when Matsuno pinned Kozo with a Kappamaki Cutback (1:08).
4f. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated Gorgeous Matsuno & Sanshiro Takagi when Kei pinned Matsuno after the Five Body Dissatisfaction (1:17).
4g. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated Emi Sakura & Riho when Kei pinned Sakura with a Suitcase Strike (4:32).
5. KUDO & HARASHIMA defeated MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba when KUDO pinned Toba with the Diving Double Knee Drop (13:50).
6. Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the God’s Right Knee (18:32).

 

For five years Shuten-dōji were a constant presence on DDT shows from opening matches at touring shows to midcard bouts in Korakuen Hall all the way up to the main event of Sumo Hall. But time has been called on the unit and the three members (plus their allies) are ready to go their separate ways. Their popularity made them win last year’s unit category in the Dramatic General Election so they were owed a show to produce by themselves. This was the perfect chance for Shuten-dōji to say goodbye and get their last calls in.

For the main event Yukio Sakaguchi and Masahiro Takanashi faced off in a singles match. Both had each other scouted late in the match with Takanashi kicking out Sakaguchi’s ankle to escape the Cobra Clutch. Sakaguchi also fought his way out of the Takatonic and caught his friend with a big kick when Takanashi went to roll him into a pin. The two pressed their foreheads together knowing the match was about to end. Sakaguchi then stepped back to the opposite corner and struck Takanashi with the God’s Right Knee for the win.

KUDO joined them in the ring after the match. He reminded everyone he will be taking a break from pro wrestling for a while but when he comes back he will have no choice but to do so with his best friends in front of the best fans. He doesn’t know when his return will happen but he wants everyone to wait for that day. Sakaguchi said he and his “brothers” have seen it all together. He admitted he was scared to do this match with Takanashi today but it ended up being fun.

For KUDO’s last match he got to team with HARASHIMA one more time against The Suicide Boyz of MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba. HARASHIMA marked the occasion by wearing a HERO! mask to the ring. KUDO got the victory when he hit Toba with a Buzzsaw Kick and pinned him with the Diving Double Knee Drop. The four posed for a photograph afterwards and KUDO left the ring to large cheers from the fans.

The Brahman Brothers were the winners of the tag gauntlet but they refused to accept the prize of a year’s worth of meals from Ebisuko Tavern. Instead Gorgeous Matsuno, who helped them beat Emi Sakura & Riho at the end of the gauntlet, accepted the prize on their behalf. He also said he will continue to team with them in the future and together they want to win a trios championship again!

Before the gauntlet began, Poison Sawada JULIE transformed several wrestlers backstage into his snake servants so they could do a group dance for his team’s entrance.

The Heisei and Showa generations of the fashion world went to war and in this atmosphere Saki Akai showed a violent side to her never seen before. Akai attacked Rina Yamashita with a bamboo sword then tried to smother Naomi Yoshimura by pressing a plastic bag into his mouth! Kazusada Higuchi was also vile because he grabbed Yamashita’s Pikachu rucksack and pulled its tail off! It was only because of a misfired attack by Higuchi that Yoshimura was able to cradle Akai into a pin to sneak away with a victory. The pin was fatal because Akai was left motionless afterwards. Higuchi was so upset that he sang a song called “The Road” while images representing the Showa era were displayed on the video screen. Miraculously, Akai regained consciousness and everyone joined in with the song. On a more serious note, Akai thanked Shuten-dōji in her backstage interview for becoming her older brothers in the wrestling world. They taught her how to enjoy wrestling inside the ring as well as how to celebrate with drinks afterwards.

There were two unannounced matches added to the show. One was the surprise appearance of Michael Nakazawa from AEW against DJ Nira in a match where anything goes. The stipulation turned out to be a poor idea because whenever it looked liked somebody would win MAO, Nobuhiro Shimatani and even Hisaya Imabayashi would enter the ring and break the pin so the match would continue. They enjoyed the match up between Nakazawa and Nira so much that they wanted them to fight forever! Even when Nakazawa or Nira wanted to give up the others prevented the referees from stopping the match. Mayhem broke out between the wrestlers, Imabayashi, Daisuke Kiso and Yukinori Matsui until all of them had fallen from each others attacks. With no end in sight and everybody out of action the room lights shut off so the show could finally move on.

The other surprise match was former Shuten-dōji member Kota Umeda taking on Hikaru Sato! The match had plenty of stiff kicks but Sato’s submission expertise was the difference maker.

The show began with Shuten-dōji coming out but they didn’t look like themselves. It was actually Chinsuke Nakamura dressed as KUDO, Gota Ihashi dressed as Sakaguchi (including body tattoos) and Shota dressed as Takanashi! The real Shuten-dōji interrupted the parody speech and chased off the imitators.

The closing moments of the show had all of the wrestlers gathering in the ring to share a toast for Shuten-dōji. They then left leaving just KUDO, Sakaguchi and Takanashi alone in the ring for one more toast by themselves. They then placed their cups down on the ring mat along with the bottle of sake and went their separate ways.


DDT “I DO NOT WANT TO ADMIT, THAT I CAN’T GO TO AMERICA 2019” Results

April 4, 2019

DDT “I DO NOT WANT TO ADMIT, THAT I CAN’T GO TO AMERICA 2019”, 04/04/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
157 Fans

1. DDT Pro Wrestling Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling!: Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii defeated Kota Umeda & Keisuke Okuda when Ishii submitted Umeda with a Double Arm Neck Lock (14:51).
*Keisuke Ishii wins Kota Umeda’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
2. Hiroshi Yamato defeated Gota Ihashi with the Sliding X (6:01).
3. No No DQ Match: Yuki Ueno (4) defeated Super Sasadango Machine (5) by Disqualification (10:26).
4. Hardcore Match: Gunso defeated Shunma Katsumata with a Chairshot (16:31).
5. DISASTER BOX Vs Sparky!: Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki defeated Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura when Nakatsu submitted Yoshimura with the Crescent Moon (13:49).
6. Banana Senga & Daiki Shimomura defeated Tsutomu Oosugi & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Shimomura pinned Shimatani with the Orange Sunset (9:09).
7. Yuki Iino Knock On Series Round 7 – Final Round: Daisuke Sekimoto defeated Yuki Iino with the German Suplex (15:08).

The main crew are gone to America but who needs them? Back in Japan all of the DDT wrestlers who did not go on the trip for whatever reason (pretty much most of them being the youngest and least experienced wrestlers on the roster) were allowed to gather together and produce their own DDT show in Shin-Kiba 1st RING. In the main event Yuki Iino completed his seven match series losing in inevitable fashion against Daisuke Sekimoto. It was a good effort and Sekimoto praised Iino after the match, telling him he felt like his neck was going to come off. Iino badly wanted to win the match but learned today that he has power but not the technique to go with it.

The semi-main tag match was supposed to be Gran MilliMeters Vs Speed Of Sounds but Nobuhiro Shimatani did not want to team with his former partner Daiki Shimomura. When the match was suddenly announced to be a Tornado Tag, the teams were switched to Shimatani & Tsutomu Oosugi against Shimomura & Banana Senga. When Shimatani introduced himself to Senga with “I am Nobu” Senga responded with “I am a Banana!” Shimomura kicked out of Shimatani’s Fisherman Buster then pinned him with the Orange Sunset. The two eventually shook hands after the match.

Toru Owashi told Naoki Tanizaki today was the first time in a long time that they wrestled in the same match together. He blamed Naomi Yoshimura’s tiredness as the reason for DISASTER BOX losing to Sparky. Tanizaki was left confused. He heard that Owashi turned into a comedy wrestler but the Owashi he fought today was as serious as he remembered.

Shunma Katsumata is leaning back into his interest for hardcore wrestling. His match with Gunso left him bloodied and sore thanks to a spike attack, getting crushed under a ladder, being put through a table break and falling onto legos. Katsumata was tough enough to kick out of pins after all of those moments but a chairshot to the head finally put him out for the count. Gunso said before today he didn’t know who Katsumata was. Gunso even subscribed to DDT Universe just to watch and study his matches. He is impressed by what he saw today and he welcomes Katsumata to follow him down the hardcore road.

Before the No No DQ Match began, Super Sasadango Machine revealed something shocking. Yuki Ueno blocked him on Twitter! The goal of the match is to get your opponent to commit fouls five times. Sasadango asked the audience to help him by grabbing and pulling Ueno towards them if he gets thrown out of the ring. That will allow Sasadango to place a bear trap on the ring steps so when Ueno is freed and has to run back into the ring to break the count, he’ll step on the trap. Ueno didn’t fall for it, instead he picked up the trap and threw it away. Sasadango also encouraged fans to chant “Splash” at Ueno so he would be encouraged to do a Diving Body Press from the top rope. Climbing the turnbuckle counts as a foul so Ueno was deducted a point. Sasadango also tricked Ueno into punching him with a closed fist during a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Another foul happened when Sasadango framed Ueno for ripping off his mask. Ueno however got to hit a Frog Splash from the top rope when the ref wasn’t looking. He also got Sasadango DQ’ed five separate times to be declared the winner. Sasadango asked Ueno if he would unblock him on Twitter. Ueno refused.

Gota Ihashi isn’t a fan of Hiroshi Yamato’s singing, particularly today’s attempt at a salsa song. When Yamato beat Ihashi, he got to sing his song.

Keisuke Ishii’s new Double Arm Neck Lock won him another match and he now has a Right To Challenge Gauntlet. Now that a Gauntlet is in Ganbare☆Wrestling what’s going to happen if Ishii wants to cash it in there under the new rules?


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI SUPER ROJO PRO WRESTLING IN ABEMA TOWERS” Results

March 29, 2019

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI SUPER ROJO PRO WRESTLING IN ABEMA TOWERS”, 29/03/2019
Tokyo Abema Towers
170,000 Viewers

1. 1st Floor Entrance & Studio: Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase when Ueno pinned Watase with a Frankensteiner (8:36).
2. 4th Floor AbemaTV Office: Miyu Yamashita & Mina Shirakawa defeated Natsumi Maki & Yuki Aino when Yamashita pinned Aino with the Crash Rabbit Heat (8:27).
3. 5th Floor President’s Office: Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Bull James & Antonio Honda when Akito pinned Honda with a School Boy (8:12).
4. 11th Floor Lounge – Penalty Kick Showdown: Pokotan (2) Vs Zelvy-kun (2) ended in a Draw.
4a. Rematch: Zelvy-kun defeated Pokotan with the Beak Attack (1:45).
5. 16th Floor Spirit & Tech Room: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino defeated Shiro Koshinaka & Gota Ihashi (w/ Yuka Kuramochi) when Takeshita pinned Ihashi with a Lariat (9:52).
6. 9th Floor Legal Compliance Office – Hardcore Tag Match: HARASHIMA & MAO defeated Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura when HARASHIMA pinned Shimomura with the Somato (6:38).
7. 15th Floor Office – Ketsu Kick Tag Death Match: Danshoku Dieno, Konosuke Takeshita & HARASHIMA (w/ Kurochan) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).

At the end of 2017 DDT caused some mayhem inside CyberAgent’s head office and it was all because Danshoku Dieno wanted to kiss the company president Susumu Fujita. His mission failed and it took until now for him to track down Fujita at the Abema Towers in Tokyo. He gathered together a top team of wrestlers to help him while Tenshin Nasukawa hung around with the commentary team because he’s never seen Street Wrestling before.

Dieno was approached by an old foe at the 1st Floor Lobby. Sanshiro Takagi learned of Dieno’s plan to kiss Fujita and he was here to stop him! Takagi was accompanied by Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase, both dressed as security guards. They challenged Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno to a match right now!

Dieno fought Watase all the way into an empty production studio. When they came back out, Takagi gave Dieno a Kancho poke then stuck his fingers into Oishi’s nose. Ueno came to the rescue and stuck his fingers into both Takagi and Higuchi’s noses. Watase gave Ueno a DDT but Ueno recovered and pinned Watase with a Frankensteiner right at the tower entrance.

Dieno demanded Watase to tell him where President Fujita was but Watase desperately bit his own tongue to stay quiet. He was eventually pressured into raising his hand and sticking out four fingers. Fujita must be in the 4th Floor! Oishi suddenly collapsed, exhausted by the fight. Everyone cried over his prone body then decided to go on without him.

On the 4th Floor the team discovered Natsumi Maki & Yuki Aino were sitting at desks doing work. Miyu Yamashita & Mina Shirakawa approached them but Maki & Aino said they were busy and to stop bothering them. This resulted in a Tokyo Joshi Pro tag match.

The women fought each other using office chairs while the other wrestlers tried to keep them away from the regular workers. Shirakawa gave Aino the Romero Special on a desk then Maki dove off another desk onto the other team. Yamashita weakened Aino with her kicks then finished her off with the Crash Rabbit Heat. Maki told Dieno to move on to the 5th Floor. Yamashita & Shirakawa then said they were going home because they had both exhausted all of their power in the match.

On the 5th Floor Dieno discovered President Fujita’s office! But when he tried to enter he was cut off by Antonio Honda and Bull James! Everyone saw that James had the key card for the office hanging from his neck. Dieno & Ueno were still recovering from their earlier match so they weren’t ready to fight again. Luckily reinforcements were just around the corner when Akito & Shunma Katsumata arrived. They agreed to take to Honda & James.

Honda struggled to do the Gongitsune because Akito kept twisting his arm in different holds. Honda saw there was a crane game in the room and he brought Akito over to it while still in a Hammerlock to distract him. While the wrestlers were playing the crane game, Dieno sneakily stole James’ key card and entered the office. Inside sitting at his desk was President Fujita! Dieno went over and tried to kiss him but Honda & James returned to stop him just in time. Honda gave everyone the Gongitsune Eye Pokes but James got caught in the crossfire. Akito then pinned Honda with a roll up.

With Fujita’s back-up taken care of, Dieno again went for a kiss but this time Sanshiro Takagi was there to stop him. Takagi choked out Dieno with a Sleeper Hold.

When Dieno woke up he was somewhere completely different in the tower. He was now on the 11th Floor and placed in front of him were goalposts and Zelvy-kun the mascot of FC Machida Zelvia! Dieno didn’t know what to do because he is unable to fall in love with a mascot. Suddenly his own mascot Pokotan appeared! The two mascots challenged each other to a penalty shootout for Dieno’s love.

The shootout ended in a 2-2 draw so the mascots decided to have a wrestling match instead. Pokotan’s head was knocked off after a Lariat, exposing it as a robot! Zelvy-kun hit Pokotan with the Beak Attack and pinned it for the three count. The commentary team promoted Machida Zelvia’s next match and Zelvy-kun told Dieno to go up to the 16th Floor.

The 16th Floor is the Spirit & Tech Room. Standing there waiting for Dieno was gravure idol Yuka Kuramochi. She doesn’t like all the chaos Dieno and his buddies are causing because she likes CyberAgent and she was promised her own apartment in the tower if she stopped him. She called out Gota Ihashi to fight Dieno but she also summoned an even bigger threat, Shiro Koshinaka! Dieno called for help too and out came Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino.

Koshinaka got the better of ALL OUT with his Hip Attacks until Takeshita found some balance balls near the lobby and used them to fight back. Koshinaka missed a Hip Attack and hit Ihashi instead. Ihashi shook it off and then asked Kuramochi to give him a Hip Attack! She obliged. Koshinaka was impressed by her attack and Ihashi was overjoyed until Koshinaka hit him with another Hip Attack, Iino Speared him and Takeshita pinned him with a Lariat. Kuramochi told Dieno she really wanted to live in the tower. Dieno said when he kisses Fujita as part of his plan to take over CyberAgent, she will get her apartment. The two shook hands and Kuramochi instructed Dieno to go to the 9th Floor.

The 9th Floor is where the legal office is located. Dieno asked around for Fujita’s whereabouts until Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura appeared. They told the employees “not to comply with The Compliance“. Dieno and his troops were too tired to fight them but HARASHIMA & MAO were in the room and ready to have a Hardcore Tag Team Match with Sento Minzoku.

The match began with the teams smashing each other with computer keyboards then moved on to them Suplexing each other onto the desks. Shimomura attacked HARASHIMA with an umbrella but his Asai DDT was blocked. HARASHIMA then ran the length of the room to hit the Somato for the win. Kodaka directed Dieno to the 15th floor. Fujita is definitely there.

Dieno was ready to go when one of the employees was suddenly being abducted by Keisuke Okuda! The employee was held hostage and Okuda held a stack of dynamite next to him. Okuda attempted to light it but Ueno, Iino and MAO charged him. They all fought as the door closed behind them until a loud explosion was heard from inside the room. Dieno paused and thought about what to do. He realised that if he isn’t here to kiss President Fujita then this whole mission was pointless. On to the 15th Floor!

And so Dieno made it to the last level. Tenshin Nasukawa was there waiting to see what would happen next (and also to advertise a phone game for the AbemaTV stream). Takagi emerged from a mahjong table nearby. He told Dieno that Fujita is near but he has hired Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo to make sure that Dieno would not get any further! Dieno, Takeshita & HARASHIMA were ready to fight them and they got one more ally in the form of Kurochan. Takagi asked for a 10 minute time limit and also said that if Dieno’s team can’t win then one of them would have to get kicked by Nasukawa.

The match began and things went crazy. Endo wheeled Sasaki on a pallet truck so Sasaki could do a Lariat but he accidentally hit it on Takagi. Yuka Kuramochi reappeared and got her face pushed into Dieno’s backside. Endo Moonsaulted off a desk onto everyone. Takeshita climbed a ladder, almost took the ceiling out with his head and splashed Sasaki through a table. Kurochan got accidentally chopped by Takeshita. He also attacked Takagi by licking his arms and legs. Unfortunately time ran out and the match ended in a draw.

With the mission failed, somebody had to take a kick from Nasukawa. One by one everyone on Dieno’s team offered to sacrificed themselves. When Kurochan was the last to offer himself, everyone immediately accepted and told him to go ahead. Kurochan tried to flee but Higuchi & Watase did their job as security and caught him. Nasukawa then kicked Kurochan in the ass. Sadly for Dieno, President Fujita was gone. He has escaped him again! Dieno sadly made his way to the exit and walked past a portrait of Fujita. Pokotan appeared and Dieno was so tired he fell asleep next to him. A narrator said that Dieno and Pokotan would travel to a distant country with their families. They will all live happily without feeling cold, sad or hungry ever again. The end.


DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2019” Results

March 21, 2019

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2019”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,433 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Under Match: Shunma Katsumata defeated Mizuki Watase with a Casadora Foot Stomp (5:42).
1. Bull James, Kota Umeda & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when James pinned Shimatani with the Doink Drop (14:49).
2. A Miraculous Ending! Goodbye Michael! Till We Meet Again! – Michael Nakazawa Send-Off Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Keisuke Okuda & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Michael Nakazawa when Yamato pinned Nakazawa with the Sliding X (0:18).
2a. Rematch: Sanshiro Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Keisuke Okuda & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Michael Nakazawa when Okuda submitted Nakazawa with the Cross Armbreaker (0:25).
2b. Another Match: Michael Nakazawa, Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Keisuke Okuda & Hiroshi Yamato when Nakazawa pinned Takagi with the Michael Slam (8:50).
3. The Hirata Dance Is The Best! No, It’s The Pro Wrestling Exercise! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda & Asuka defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai (w/ Furitsuke Kamen) when Oishi pinned Hirata with a Cradle (8:27).
4. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Riki Choshu, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Ueno defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Gota Ihashi when Higuchi pinned Ihashi with the Doctor Bomb (9:26).
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako & Chihiro Hashimoto defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino (c) when Hashimoto pinned Iino with the Albright (15:34).
*ALL OUT fails in V3. Sendai Girls become the 38th KO-d 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated Mike Bailey & MAO (c) when Takao pinned MAO with the Gin And Tonic (14:52).
*The Moonlight Express fails in V4. DAMNATION becomes the 66th KO-D Tag Team Champions!
7. DDT Extreme Title – #IThoughtOfTheExtremeRules Best 2 Out Of 3 Match: HARASHIMA (c) (2) defeated Muscle Sakai (1).
7a. Daruma-san ga Koronda Death Match: Muscle Sakai defeated HARASHIMA (c) by TKO (4:20).
7b. Telephone Death Match: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Muscle Sakai (4:50).
7c. Get Pinned For 3 Seconds Match: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Muscle Sakai with a High Kick From Below (4:25).
*V1 for HARASHIMA.

The creative juices were flowing for HARASHIMA and Muscle Sakai in their DDT Extreme Title match. It was best two out of three with a different stipulation in each fall. First fall was a game of Daruma-san ga Koronda. When that phrase was shouted into the microphone, both wrestlers had to freeze. If anyone moved they would be deducted a point and the first one to lose three points would be disqualified. Both HARASHIMA and Sakai lost their first point at the same time because the phrase was said while they were in the middle of a Brianbuster. HARASHIMA lost his second point while he was doing the Swan Dive Superplex. He was then DQ’ed when the phrase was called while he hit Sakai with the Somato.

Fall #2 was a Telephone Death Match. Both wrestlers had to constantly have a conversation with other people on their phones while they wrestled. If they get interrupted for three seconds they will lose. Sakai said he was at a disadvantage because he had poor reception in the ring. He was on the line to Michael Nakazawa and told him to come out and help when HARASHIMA was beating him. Nakazawa came out but his attack backfired and knocked Sakai’s phone away. Sakai couldn’t pick up his phone in time and he was counted out.

The third and final fall could only be won by a wrestler if he was pinned by his opponent. HARASHIMA purposely used moves that placed himself on his back and shoulders so he could get pinned but Sakai struggled away. Sakai gave HARASHIMA the Lehmann Shock twice and tried to do it a third time, enough to statistically guarantee he would win the match! But HARASHIMA suddenly kicked Sakai in the head and Sakai fell on top of him for the unintentional pin. This means HARASHIMA won the third fall and is ultimately the winner and still the Extreme Champion!

HARASHIMA thanked Sakai for the match but was quickly interrupted when Antonio Honda entered the ring only wearing a t-shirt, underwear and socks. He didn’t think about putting pants on because he is only focused on getting an Extreme Title shot! The matches he’s had when fighting for this title is the most he’s enjoyed wrestling so he wants to experience that again. Tetsuya Koda was against the idea because Honda doesn’t have the track record to deserve a title match. Hisaya Imabayashi stood up for Honda by pointing out he recently main evented Sumo Hall. That was enough to convince Koda and the title match was booked for the 28th April Korakuen Hall show.

The show was reaching its end so HARASHIMA invited Nakazawa to come out and have his farewell ceremony. Sanshiro Takagi handed Nakazawa a bouquet and admitted that even though he beat Nakazawa up over the last 14 years, he would have liked him to stay in DDT. But if Kenny Omega needs Nakazawa over in America for AEW then Takagi is more than happy to send him over. Nakazawa also said he would like to stay in DDT but he wants to help out his best friend Kenny. Nakazawa was given the 10 bell salute but it was interrupted by a video message from Omega himself! In the video Omega said it’s been a long time since he’s been with the DDT fans and he wishes he could have been at the show today. He apologised to DDT for stealing Nakazawa from them to be the AEW Vice President’s Vice President. AEW needs Nakazawa but Omega also knows that you should never forget your family. So even though Nakazawa is a part of AEW he will also continue to be a part of DDT! Nakazawa can still wrestle in DDT and who knows, maybe Kenny will also show up in DDT again someday? The video ended and Takagi’s first response was to give Nakazawa a Stunner. Maybe out of celebration for keeping Nakazawa or maybe because Omega is coming back to DDT someday. Either way it’s good news.

Both of the KO-D Tag Titles changed hands on the show today. The KO-D Tag Team Titles are back in the hands of DAMNATION when Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao beat The Moonlight Express. For weeks Sasaki had been in a slump losing one match after another. But with nothing left to lose he went to his cheating ways and that gave DAMNATION the chance to win. Sasaki attacked Mike Bailey with a chair then threw it at MAO when MAO jumped off the turnbuckle. The Express fought back and looked to have the match won when MAO went for the Cannonball 450 on Soma Takao while Bailey Moonsaulted out of the ring onto Sasaki. Bailey hit his target but Takao rolled away from MAO’s Cannonball. MAO tried to give Takao the Michinoku Driver I but Takao countered it into the Gin And Tonic to win.

Takao told everyone it’s been seven years since his previous KO-D Tag Title reign. He finally has it back. He would talk about it more but he has somewhere to go so he passed the microphone over to Sasaki. The DAMNATION leader mourned about today being his last day in DDT. He’s been here for 10 years and while it was good he now wants to go abroad and sign with a company like AEW. Tetsuya Endo and Mad Paulie cried as Sasaki walked away. Takao said thank you to Sasaki, something he has never said out loud. Nobuhiro Shimatani however saw an opportunity and declared himself the new leader of DAMNATION! It only lasted a few seconds because Sasaki got back into the ring and he gave Shimatani a Low Blow. Sasaki changed his mind. He is staying in DDT and will take over from Shimatani to become the new, third leader of DAMNATION!

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles also changed hands when the Sendai Girls defeated ALL OUT! The growing rivalry between Konosuke Takeshita and Meiko Satomura continued while they led their teams into battle. Yuki Iino found himself matching power with power against Chihiro Hashimoto while Akito faced off with DASH Chisako. Chisako dealt out RKOs and used a Top Rope Hurricanrana to fling Hashimoto onto Takeshita. Her momentum was stopped dead by Iino’s Spear. Hashimoto used her own Spears to great effect. The Sendai Girls isolated Iino and dropped him big with a Triple Tower Of Doom where Satomura & Chisako Superplexed him from an assisted Hashimoto Power Bomb. Iino struggled to fight out of Hashimoto’s grasp so Satomura hit him with the Scorpio Rising. From there Hashimoto pulled off the Albright German Suplex, resulting in new champions!

Satomura and Takeshita faced off after the match but a frustrated Takeshita backed off and left. Hashimoto told everyone that the Sendai Girls are the strongest out there among both men and women. Saki Akai then came down to the ring. She congratulated the new champions then said she wanted to be part of their first defence. Tetsuya Koda asked Akai if she has any tag partners. Akai admitted she doesn’t have any. She was so excited to come out and challenge the Sendai Girls that she never thought about who her partners should be. Satomura told Akai to go out and find her team. There is something about Akai that hasn’t been shown yet and Satomura wants to help wake up this sleeping talent.

The time for redemption was here for Gota Ihashi. After so much hard work he finally got to step in the ring again with Riki Choshu. Did he win Choshu’s respect? Eh… not really. Ihashi did his best and had the fan support despite getting pinned by Kazusada Higuchi. His effort even had Yukio Sakaguchi calling out to Choshu after the match to give the poor lad some credit. When asked about it backstage, Choshu said he didn’t care. He was fine teaming with Higuchi and Yuki Ueno though.

A sneaky Kazuki Hirata discovered that Furitsuke Kamen is unable to do his Pro Wrestling Exercises without his mask. So Hirata stole the mask before their match took place. Kamen confronted Hirata in the ring and the two duelled while the match continued. When Hirata thought he won he celebrated but Kamen chopped him in the neck and reclaimed his mask. Hirata then recovered and chopped back at Kamen. The two continued fighting until they started to like each other. They approached and looked like they were about to kiss when Makoto Oishi cradled Hirata for the three count. Hirata agreed to give Kamen his mask back so the entire venue could experience the Pro Wrestling Exercise. Everyone who was in the match was joined by Hiroshi Yamato, Pokotan and some masked dancers for a big dance performance.

Michael Nakazawa’s farewell match had a couple of restarts because he kept getting pinned within seconds. Eventually they all agreed to changed the 5 Vs 1 Handicap Match into a regular trios match. Miraculously, Nakazawa won by pinning Takagi! He got hug Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga and his farewell ceremony was pushed to the end of the show.

When Bull James was running wild in the opener, DAMNATION threw the trainee Nakamura into the ring to try and stop him. James picked up Nakamura and threw him out of the ring onto them instead! James went on to crush Shimatani with a Samoan Drop and then the Doink Drop for the win.

Shunma Katsumata used the Casadora to set up a Double Foot Stomp to win the pre-show match against Mizuki Watase.

Tenshin Nasukawa will be a special guest at the AbemaTowers Wrestling show on 29th March. Danshoku Dieno will also be there looking for the AbemaTV president again.

Next month’s Korakuen show will be sponsored by Souken Holdings. The company spokesman Mr. Nakano tried whatever he could to be part of the show opening announcements. He also offered to make entrance music for some of the wrestlers. His eagerness was such a nuisance that Takeshita had to chop him while Imabayashi held Nakano back. With Nakano taken care of, Takeshita changed the subject to his recent trip to the UK. He missed a connecting flight so his entire journey from Japan to England lasted 36 hours!


A Whole Lot Of News For March

February 25, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 90 ~FEAST~”, 26/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Masato Kamino
2. FUMA, SAGAT & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano
3. Turnabout Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Banana Senga Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
4. Aiseki Tag Vs Stretchmen!: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka Vs Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon
5. Yusuke Kubo Vs Jun Masaoka
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizara Vs Isami Kodaka, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura

This is the last BASARA show currently on schedule before their Korakuen Hall return on 21st March.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’19 ~ READY SET, GO!”, 02/03/2019
Osaka Okinawa Hall

1. Rika Tatsumi Vs Himawari Unagi
2. Maki Itoh & Raku Vs Marika Kobashi & Mina Shirakawa
3. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku
4. Shoko Nakajima, Haruna Neko & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Natsumi Maki, Pinano Pipipipi & Pom Harajuku
5. Mizuki Vs YUMI
6. Miyu Yamashita & Hikari Noa Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Miu Watanabe

No sign of Sakisama or the former Hyper Misao anywhere since Masao’s unexpected actions over the weekend. She has abandoned her entire persona to join Sakisama’s side and become stronger.

DDT “OSAKA 24 DISTRICT TOUR ~TAISHO WARD~”, 02/03/2019
Osaka Okinawa Hall

1. Bull James Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuni
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Keisuke Okuda, Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
4. Gongitsune Vs Yellow Devil In Tokushima!: Antonio Honda Vs Maku Donaruto
5. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs MAO, Asuka & Mizuki Watase
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
7. As Always I Like It! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: Mike Bailey Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Former NXT wrestler Bull James will be touring with DDT throughout March. He’s been busy wrestling in the New York indy scene over the last few years.

DDT “THREE DREAMS 2019”, 03/03/2019
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Rey Paloma Vs Asuka, Kenshin Chikano & Lowther
2. HARASHIMA & Takeshi Okada Vs Keisuke Okuda & Makoto Oishi
3. Raw Oysters, Grilled Oysters, Steamed Oysters 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yoshihiko
4. Soma Takao Vs Akito
5. Hiroshima Specialty! Jingi Naki Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Bull James

The three Right To Challenge Gauntlets are now in effect. Tetsuya Endo, Makoto Oishi and Yuki Iino currently possess them.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2019”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Riki Choshu, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Yeno Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Gota Ihashi
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako & Chihiro Hashimoto
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao
4. DDT Extreme Title – #ExtremeRuleThoughts: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Muscle Sakai

The DDT fans have been asked to tweet ideas for rules and match stipulations for the DDT Extreme Title bout between HARASHIMA and Muscle Sakai under the hashtag #エクストリームのルール考えました. HARASHIMA will pick his favourite idea on 11th March. Sakai apologises for the current state of the pro wrestling world because a man like him can qualify for a championship match without having any skills or previous achievements. But when he watched HARASHIMA wrestle Shinya Aoki in Sumo Hall he was inspired by what he saw and became determined to challenge the winner no matter what.

Daisuke Sasaki is falling down the well and falling hard since he lost the KO-D Openweight Title. He just lost a match clean to Makoto Oishi for cripes’ sake! He is now so down in the dumps that he believes his wrestling career is coming to an end and he will have no choice but to leave Japan in shame. But before he goes he wants to make some final happy memories to keep him company so he and Soma Takao are challenging The Moonlight Express for the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

The Sendai Girls are coming back for a shot at redemption and also the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. They failed to beat ALL OUT for the belts last July and the result has been festering inside Meiko Satomura all this time. She wants to take out her frustration on Konosuke Takeshita most of all. DASH Chisako is along for the ride again but this time the third member of the team is Chihiro Hashimoto! She too is holding a grudge with Takeshita because an enemy of Satomura is an enemy of hers too!

Speaking of redemption, finally Gota Ihashi will face Riki Choshu again inside the ring! For over a year Ihashi has worked tirelessly on his fitness and his pro wrestling to make up for an embarrassing performance he had while teaming with the legendary Choshu. All his hard work is leading up to this match.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS SHINING, I WILL FLY TO HAKATA”, 31/03/2019
Hakata Star Lanes

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki

Yuka Sakazaki has been chosen by Miyu Yamashita to be her next challenger for the TOKYO Princess Title. Yamashita’s goal is to get at least 10 title defences in her current reign. She is currently on 8. She also wants this match to happen before Sakazaki travels to America for her AEW debut.

Aja Kong, Mika Iwata and Rina Shingaki will all be on the show.

DDT “GOODBYE HAKATA STAR LANES”, 31/03/2019
Hakata Star Lanes

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio

It’s about bloody time they’re doing this match! In January 2018, Jiro Kuroshio defeated Takeshita in a non-title match as part of the first D-Ou Grand Prix tournament. Normal wrestling etiquette suggests that a rematch with the KO-D Title on the line would come out of it. That never happened. Well a year has passed, Takeshita is the champion again and now the match is happening as part of Takeshita’s plan to defend the KO-D Title against a wider variety of wrestlers. But there is something that could happen to make the match even more interesting. Kuroshio is challenging T-Hawk for the WRESTLE-1 Title on 21st March. If Kuroshio wins and becomes champion then the match with Takeshita may become a double title match!

Isami Kodaka and Takumi Tsukamoto will be on the show so BASARA can be a part of DDT’s final event in Hakata Star Lanes.

DDT “DDT IS COMING TO AMERICA”, 04/04/2019
La Boom, Queens, New York

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Maki Itoh
2. Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda Vs Joey Ryan & Royce Isaacs
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yoshihiko Vs Kikutaro Vs Colt Cabana Vs X
4. Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Akito & Ethan Page Vs Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid
6. Weapon Rumble In U.S.A.: MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi
7. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita

That’s an authentic looking DDT card for sure. The “JUDGEMENT 2019” main event rematch, the Weapon Rumble rematch, Tokyo Joshi Pro representation, a Rumble for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title and Danshoku Dieno crosses paths with Joey Ryan again. There’s even a RENEGADES reunion with Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid. The North American talent announced so far have all been established in DDT too.

DDT “SHUTEN-DOJI 5TH ANNIVERSARY ~DRINKING TURNS YOUR LIFE AROUND~”, 17/04/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. KUDO & HARASHIMA Vs MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Masahiro Takanashi

The Shuten-dōji unit will be taking a break from each other after this show. KUDO is taking an indefinite leave of absence from pro wrestling so he can recover from a list of different injuries he’s been living with. He has nerve paralysis in his left eye, a lumbar hernia and suffers from dizziness from time to time. His doctor told him the best treatment is to take rest. KUDO promises he will return to the ring eventually and even apologises if this only turns out to be a short break and he quickly returns.

With KUDO out of action, the rest of Shuten-dōji agreed to call it a day as a group. Yukio Sakaguchi and Masahiro Takanashi will be going their separate ways as wrestlers. They will face each other one on one to celebrate the end of Shuten-dōji for now. KUDO meanwhile will team with his old partner HARASHIMA to take on the reunited Suicide Boyz for this special occasion. This will be MIKAMI’s first match for DDT in over three and a half years.