DDT “DAY AND NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018” Results

June 17, 2018

DDT “DAY & NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018”, 17/06/2018
Matsuyama City Community Center Planning Exhibition Hall
371 Fans

1. Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno defeated Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Ueno pinned Katsumata with the Frog Splash (10:34).
2. Ryutaro Watanabe Debut Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Ryutaro Watanbe with a Yurikamome (9:42).
3. 4 Way Match: MAO defeated Naomi Yoshimura, Kazusada Higuchi and Antonio Honda when MAO pinned Honda with the Cannonball 450 (10:59).
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino when Irie pinned Iino with the Beast Bomber (11:50).
5. Lucha Libre Rules: Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi defeated Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai by Disqualification when Takatimo was unmasked by Saki Akai (11:56).
6. Konosuke Takeshita defeated Mike Bailey with the German Suplex (13:34).
7. If You Wrestle, Do Something Like This! Matsuyama Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when HARASHIMA pinned Paulie with the Somato (15:39).
*HARASHIMA wins Mad Paulie’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

The tide is turning in the HARASHIMA Vs DAMNATION feud and it’s given HARASHIMA a big prize in the process. He pinned Mad Paulie in the main event to win his Right To Challenge Gauntlet. HARASHIMA took Soma Takao’s version of the Somato during the match and said it works unexpectedly well. He admits it is a move he has to watch out for in the DDT Extreme Title 3 Way Match.

Almost one year on from their match for KO-D Openweight Title, Konosuke Takeshita and Mike Bailey were brought together for another round. Like last time Takeshita came out of it the winner. Takeshita said backstage that both he and Bailey have upgraded their abilities since their last match. He praised Bailey for getting used to the Japanese style and using that to improve himself.

Makoto Oishi foiled Takatimo Dragon’s unmasking technique by simply throwing the mask into the audience before Yukinori Matsui saw him with it. Takatimo then left to search for his mask Oishi and Danshoku Dieno then formed a Hell Gate tower in the corner. Hiratimo Dragon had his head shoved inbetween both of their backsides and got stuck. His mask slipped off when he was pulled out. Takatimo returned with his mask, handed it to Saki Akai and tricked Matsui into disqualifying her. After the match Takatimo asked the crowd if they wanted to see Hiratimo cash in one of his Right To Challenge Gauntlets. Hiratimo refused to do it. He said he would not be able to win after getting his head stuck between two smelly asses.

Former DDT trainee turned amateur MMA fighter Ryutaro Watanabe had his debut pro wrestling match against Tetsuya Endo. Although he didn’t win, Watanabe was pleased to finally go through with his debut. He remembers Endo from their training days. They got along back then but he thinks Endo is a different person now. Still, having Endo as your first opponent is a good starting point. Watanabe will stay where he is now but it open to wrestling more whenever shows will be held in his region.

ALL OUT’s momentum against the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions was halted when Yuki Ueno pinned Shunma Katsumata in their final preview match. Akito pointed out to Katsumata that they can’t treat Ueno like a junior like they used to in DNA. Their opponents are champions and should be treated as such. Ueno thinks that Katsumata hasn’t gained much from his Gold’s Gym workouts.

Sanshiro Takagi said that next year is the 5th year DDT will be promoting shows in Matsuyama. He promises there will be a big match on next year’s show to celebrate the milestone. The hope is to find a venue with a capacity of around 1,000 people for the show.

The “Day & Night” part of the show’s name referred to a doubleshot DDT was doing with Big Japan today. This DDT show was held in the afternoon and Big Japan held their show in the evening. There was little interaction between the two companies though. The only Big Japan presence here was Ryuichi Kawakami promoting their show during intermission.

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

June 16, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 16/06/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall
214 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) defeated Yuki Iino by Kickout (5:59 pm).
*V1 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
1. Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki when Akito pinned Iwasaki with a Modified Facebuster (6:46).
2. Soma Takao defeated Makoto Oishi with the Soma-to (6:56).
3. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi defeated Yuki Ueno & Saki Akai by Disqualification when Akai unmasked Dragon (8:20).
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Naomi Yoshimura, Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada defeated Mike Bailey, MAO & Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) when Chikano pinned Shimatani with the Buzzsaw Kick (10:10).
*Kenshin Chikano becomes the 1,318th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kenshin Chikano (c) defeated Naomi Yoshimura by Kickout (7:49 pm).
*V1 for Kenshin Chikano.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Takeshi Okada defeated Kenshin Chikano (c) with a School Boy (7:50 pm).
*Takeshi Okada becomes the 1,319th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Takeshi Okada (c) defeated Naomi Yoshimura by Kickout (7:50 pm).
*V1 for Takeshi Okada.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Takeshi Okada (c) with a School Boy (7:51 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,320th champion.
5. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dieno Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno defeated Konosuke Takeshita and Rey Paloma when Dieno pinned Takeshita with the Rope Assisted Gay-do Clutch (10:23).
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Endo pinned Takanashi with the Shooting Star Press (13:03).
7. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase when Higuchi pinned Watase with the Doctor Bomb (13:21).

When the main event was over, Antonio Honda interviewed Kazusada Higuchi in the ring. He asked Higuchi how he feels after every win against Irie-gun. Higuchi says he always gives his full effort and wants to continue this momentum all the way to Korakuen Hall. Higuchi also thanked the fans in attendance today for cheering him on. Honda then asked Higuchi what was it like to team with Antonio Honda today? Higuchi says Honda is a wonderful person but he isn’t interested in him talking about “Gon, The Little Fox” all the time. Higuchi ended the interview by saying he will beat Shigehiro Irie for the KO-D Openweight Title at Korakuen.

DAMNATION taped HARASHIMA by his hands to the ring post so they could get a numbers advantage. The plan worked and DAMNATION got the win. They continued to attack HARASHIMA after the match and choked him with a collar.

Hiroshima natives Danshoku Dieno and Rey Paloma wanted to face Osaka’s Konosuke Takeshita in a comedy 3 Way Match. Shenanigans included each wrestler crotching themselves on the ropes and having their shorts pulled down. Takeshita was about to give Paloma the German Suplex when Dieno stopped him with a Lip Lock and trapped him in the Gay-do Clutch. Dieno held onto the ropes for leverage to get the three count. Even though Paloma didn’t win, he declared the match a victory for Hiroshima. Takeshita joined in the fun by putting on Paloma’s entrance gear then he danced with him.

As soon as Kenshin Chikano won the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title, his entire team began to squabble over the belt. The title moved to Takeshi Okada while Naomi Yoshimura failed over and over to become the champion. When Okada though he had escaped with the belt, Makoto Oishi snuck up with a Low Blow and a School Boy to steal the title from him.

Some of the DDT wrestlers are beginning to wise up to Hiratimo Dragon’s match plan. Yuki Ueno didn’t fall for his unmasking tactic. However Saki Akai did and it cost them the match. Progress is being made but it’s not a lot.

Shunma Katsumata said Kota Umeda is strong but they are not 1:1 equal.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #8” Results

June 13, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #8”, 12/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
170 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Gota Ihashi with a Face Kick (4:41).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Yoshihiko (c), Saki Akai, Akito, Antonio Honda, Keisuke Ishii, Toru Owashi, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Hiratimo Dragon, MAO, Makoto and Mad Paulie (15:17).
2a. Makoto eliminated Mad Paulie by Ring Out (4:22).
2b. Yoshihiko (c) eliminated Keisuke Ishii with the Reincarnation (5:01).
*V2 for Yoshihiko.
2c. Makoto Oishi eliminated Yoshihiko (c) with a Cradle (5:06).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,316th champion.
2d. Hiratimo Dragon eliminated Makoto by Disqualification when Makoto unmasked Dragon (10:10).
2e. Hiratimo Dragon eliminated Toru Owashi by Disqualification when Owashi unmasked Dragon (12:26).
2f. Hiratimo Dragon eliminated Nobuhiro Shimatani by Disqualification when Shimatani unmasked Dragon (12:36).
2g. Hiratimo Dragon eliminated Saki Akai by Disqualification when Akai unmasked Dragon (12:46).
2h. Hiratimo Dragon eliminated Antonio Honda by Disqualification when Honda unmasked Dragon (12:56).
2i. Makoto Oishi (c) eliminated Hiratimo Dragon and Akito by Ring Out (14:26).
*V1 and V2 for Makoto Oishi.
2j. Makoto Oishi (c) eliminated MAO with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (15:17).
*V3 for Makoto Oishi.
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi when Takao pinned Takanashi with the Soma-to (7:54).
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda when Takeshita pinned Takeda with the Roll-Through German Suplex (7:15).
5. A Match To Verify What To Do In Order To Keep Ken Ohka From Crying Against Tenshin Nasukawa ~ Losing Rule For Crying: Mike Bailey & Tanomusaku Toba defeated Danshoku Dieno & Ken Ohka when Bailey made Ohka cry (7:17).
6. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Irie submitted Iwasaki with the Tazzmission (7:04).
7. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Masato Tanaka defeated Kota Umeda with the Sliding D (14:20).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with a School Boy (8:50 pm).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,317th champion.

Kota Umeda put up a good fight against Masato Tanaka but it wasn’t enough and he is now 0-3 in his trial series. Tanaka referred to Umeda as “Mad Dog” after the match and told him he loves how bullish he was in the ring. Umeda was then told by Hisaya Imabayashi that his next opponents in the trial is Dick Togo! Umeda Vs Togo will be held on 10th July.

That wasn’t all. Makoto Oishi entered the ring with his newly won Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title to speak with Umeda. He said Umeda just had a great match that almost made him cry with joy. But that doesn’t matter. Oishi is the Iron Man Champion and he declared the championship is the number one prize in “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”. Oishi was in the middle of challenging Umeda to a title match when Nobuhiro Shimatani ran into the ring and pinned him with a School Boy to win the title. Oishi tried to regain his senses and again demanded a match with Umeda until he realised Umeda left him alone in the ring.

Shigehiro Irie wasn’t satisfied by the amount of ring time he had with Kazusada Higuchi this week. The finish had Kouki Iwasaki laid out on a table in the ring. Mizuki Watase gave Higuchi a top rope Diamond Cutter onto Iwasaki to crash him through the table. Irie then made Iwasaki tap out with the Tazzmission. However earlier in the match Higuchi was able to defend himself against Irie’s Traffic Accident tackle. He warned Irie that he will make a big mistake if he thinks power is all that is needed to win their match.

An extra rule was added to Danshoku Dieno & Ken Ohka Vs Mike Bailey & Tanomusaku Toba. If a wrestler cried during the match his team would lose. Both Dieno & Ohka got kicked in the ass a lot and Ohka finally broke after repeated double kicks to the ass from Bailey & Toba. Dieno told Ohka he can’t be crying when he fights Tenshin Nasukawa in two weeks time. They will do a special training exercise on 20th June at the Dropkick Bar. They are going to watch “Grave of the Fireflies” and Ohka will have to not cry during it. Dieno also invited fans to bring in other sad movies for Ohka to watch. Ohka promises he will never cry again for the rest of his life, even if his family dies!

Konosuke Takeshita thinks Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda are fresh opponents for him. He also reminded everyone that he is the same age as Ueno and Kota Umeda. He doesn’t want to lose against this fresh trio of wrestlers. Shunma Katsumata thinks ALL OUT will win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles because their their hearts are fresh. Takeshita disagrees and thinks his own heart is a bit gritty.

DAMNATION continues to get the upper hand over HARASHIMA in their feud. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao ambushed HARASHIMA during his entrance. Takao then rubbed salt into the wounds even further by doing the Somato on Masahiro Takanashi to win the match! However Takao claims it is an original move called the Soma-to, named after himself. It is different to HARASHIMA’s Somato because the knees are positioned at a different angle. Tetsuya Endo later said he is keeping his Right To Challenge Gauntlet as a back up until Mad Paulie figures out how to use his own Gauntlet.

All of the RTC Gauntlet holders in the Battle Royal were able to breath a sigh of relief when they found out the Gauntlets could not be transferred by ring out eliminations. Hiratimo Dragon eliminated most of the field by tricking the ref into thinking five of them all unmasked him. Makoto Oishi was able to eliminated Hiratimo and eventually win the match to become the Iron Man Champion. Hiratimo promised that next week he and Takatimo Dragon will go on a rampage! A concerned Sanshiro Takagi said on commentary that he won’t be here next week to see what happens.

Gota Ihashi wasn’t able to beat Yukio Sakaguchi but Sakaguchi was able to see how hard he is working towards a chance at redemption with Riki Choshu. Sakaguchi promised Ihashi he will pass on some good words to Choshu. Ihashi is hoping to get booked on Choshu’s next show on 10th July.


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

June 9, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOCHIOTAME~”, 09/06/2018
Tochigi Prefectural Integrated Cultural Center Sub Hall
163 Fans

1. Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Right Knee Of God (7:14).
2. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi defeated Mike Bailey & MAO by Disqualification when Bailey unmasked Hiratimo (11:25).
*Hiratimo Dragon wins Mike Bailey’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
3. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Keisuke Ishii & Shunma Katsumata when Paulie pinned Katsumata with the Paulie Buster (8:07).
4. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno defeated Antonio Honda and Daiki Shimomura when Dieno pinned Shimomura with the True Danshoku Driver (8:35).
5. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani when KUDO pinned Shimatani with the Backspin Kick (10:03).
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno when Takeshita pinned Ueno with the Surprise Rose (13:17).
7. Utsunomiya Specialty! Romantic Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi when Irie pinned Oishi with the Beast Bomber (12:55).

Shigehiro Irie told Kazusada Higuchi that today’s main event was won by the kind of pro wrestling that Irie believes in. He will shows Higuchi more of it at their KO-D Openweight Title match later this month.

Konosuke Takeshita used the Surprise Rose to win today’s match because the new season of The Bachelor Japan begun recently. He doesn’t appear in the show but maybe he can get a spot for the next season. Until then the Surprise Rose is what bachelor Takeshita will give to other wrestlers in the ring.

HARASHIMA was again struck below the belt in a match against DAMNATION. This time when Soma Takao caught one of his kicks it was Daisuke Sasaki who snuck behind HARASHIMA and gave him the low blow. However the DDT Elder Brothers got the win afterwards when KUDO pinned Nobuhiro Shimatani.

Before the 3 Way Match began Daiki Shimomura told his opponents he will go to the top of DDT by beating them. Danshoku Dieno told him that they aren’t at the top right now so that can’t be accurate.

Hiratimo Dragon now has two Right To Challenge Gauntlets in his possession. When Yukinori Matsui was taken out during the match, Hiratimo unmasked and gave it to Mike Bailey, telling him it was a gift. Bailey happily accepted the mask and put it on. Matsui came back, Hiratimo acted like Bailey unmasked him and Bailey was disqualified.


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

June 2, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUKUBASAN~”, 02/06/2018
Ibaraki Tsukuba Capio
120 Fans

1. Lucha Libre Rules: Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi defeated KUDO, Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Honda was Disqualified for unmasking Hiratimo (11:45).
*Hiratimo Dragon wins Antonio Honda’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
2. Naomi Yoshimura defeated Daiki Shimomura with a Short Range Lariat (9:03).
3. Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki when Akito pinned Iwasaki with a Modified Facebuster (13:16).
4. Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi when Bailey pinned Oishi with the Ultima Weapon (13:54).
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase and Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Higuchi pinned Katsumata with the Doctor Bomb (12:44).
6. Tsukaba Specialty! Gama Oil Sales Special 6-Man Tag Match: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Endo pinned Takanashi with the Shooting Star Press (18:24).

Tetsuya Endo had Masahiro Takanashi pinned when Takanashi countered the hold into a Sunset Flip. Unfortunately for Takanashi he did this right when HARASHIMA charged in to do the Somato to Endo. That meant Takanashi accidentally took the move instead. Soma Takao kicked HARASHIMA below the belt while the referee was focused on Endo hitting the Shooting Star Press on Takanashi, giving DAMNATION the win.

Kazusada Higuchi had messages involving both of his upcoming championship programs. He told ALL OUT that they won’t be able to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles from himself and Daisuke Sekimoto with the performance they gave today. He then told Shigehiro Irie to promise they will have a fierce battle for the KO-D Openweight Title at Korakuen Hall later this month.

Makoto Oishi has shaved off all his hair so he no longer has the reverse mohawk. He told everyone that he and his new fiancee both have a dream to become world champions by the time they get married. Oishi’s goal today was to beat MAO directly so he could get his Right To Challenge Gauntlet. That didn’t happen but Danshoku Dieno promised to help Oishi achieve his goal to become a champion somehow.

The first Right To Challenge Gauntlet transfer did take place today when Hiratimo Dragon took the one from Antonio Honda thanks to his usual unmasking antics. Takatimo Dragon asked Hiratimo when he would cash it in but Hiratimo stayed quiet. He then knocked Takatimo out with a chop to the neck when Takatimo began speculating.


DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~” Results

May 27, 2018

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2
625 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 4 Way Tag Match ~ NAMBARAMBU!: Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda, Mike Bailey & MAO and Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Akito pinned Shimatani with a Modified Facebuster (7:53).
2. Yuni’s Net 2: Danshoku Dieno, Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon defeated Makoto Oishi, Saki Akai & Yuni by Disqualification when Yuni unmasked Hiratimo (5:24).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuni defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with a Cradle (5:32 pm).
*Yuni becomes the 1,312th champion.
3. Sumo! Sumo! Sumo! U-Genes!: Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Toru Owashi & Hoshitango when Higuchi pinned Hoshitango with the Doctor Bomb (7:21).
4. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh when Takanashi pinned Urano with the Takatonic (11:11).
5. Special Single Match ~Steel~: Dick Togo defeated Naomi Yoshimura with the Diving Senton (11:36).
6. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro defeated Kuishinbo Kamen and Super Sasadango Machine when Kikutaro submitted Sasadango with a Half Crab (8:02).
7. DDT elder brothers Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (w/ Daisuke Sasaki) when HARASHIMA pinned Paulie with the Somato (12:43).
8. Special Single Match ~Sustainable~: Shigehiro Irie defeated Magnitude Kishiwada with the Beast Bomber (19:07).
9. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Antonio Honda by Knockout with a Bionic Elbow (29:46).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Yuni (c) by Pinfall (8:33 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,313rd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Saki Akai (c) by Pinfall (8:34 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,314th champion.

For almost 30 minutes both Konosuke Takeshita and Antonio Honda fought their hearts out in front of the Osaka crowd. The main event was a Happy Motels reunion with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Yasu Urano accompanying Honda to the ring while Takeshita came out to the Happy Motels entrance theme. Honda acted sentimental when he did his “Gon, The Little Fox” spot, telling Takeshita and the others that if this becomes his last match he does not want it to end. Honda then poked Takeshita in the eyes and hit a Topé Suicida after Takeshita rolled out of the ring to recover. Honda threw many punches and Bionic Elbows to combat against Takeshita’s Lariats. When Takeshita countered a Sleeper Hold into a Blue Thunder Bomb 25 minutes in the match it was clear that both were tired. They narrowly avoided a double countout and continued hitting their big moves until the match devolved into duelling Bionic Elbows. The ended in another double knockdown with Yukinori Matsui beginning to count both of them out again. Takeshita made it to his feet in time but Honda couldn’t. That was enough for Matsui to end the match and declare Takeshita the winner by KO. After the match Takeshita talked about going to see his brother’s high school soccer game earlier in the day. It made him think about his own high school days and he realised he spent all of his time outside of school with wrestlers like Honda, Urano and Hiroshi. That time of his life was a happy won because he was wrestling in Happy Motels. There was only one thing about it he didn’t like and that was never getting the chance to wrestle a meaningful match with Honda. He got that today. Honda thanked Takeshita for the match and said he was glad to wrestle him for 30 minutes today.

Shigehiro Irie Vs Magnitude Kishiwada immediately started with a ringside brawl. Kishiwada attacked Irie with a chair, targeting Irie’s arms whenever he could. Kishiwada continued the heavy attacks by doing the Last Ride and the Diving Body Press plus more chairshots. Irie fought back with a Death Valley Bomb as well as Beast Bombers to counter Kishiwada’s Lariats. The Beast Bombers as well as the Cannonball Drop wore down Kishiwada until one more Beast Bomber kept him down for the three count. After the match Irie said he wanted to become a pro wrestler after watching figures like Kishiwada and Kengo Takai compete all over Osaka. Irie not only achieved his dream but he is also now the KO-D Openweight Champion. However, Irie is still not satisfied. There are still many things he must learn to become stronger and stronger. Irie asked Kishiwada to plese fight him again some day. Kishiwada told him they had a good match today and he shook his hand. He then told Irie to defend the KO-D Title many times so he can become Osaka’s strongest wrestler!

Kikutaro, Kuishinbo Kamen and Super Sasadango Machine all found ways to get Matsui involved in their match. Sasadango had Kamen pinned after a Diving Knee Drop but Kikutaro grabbed Sasadango’s leg and applied a Crab Hold to make him submit.

Naomi Yoshimura said he experienced a similar feeling from wrestling Dick Togo to the one he got when he wrestled Akebono.

The usual unmasking tricks by Hiratimo Dragon made Yuni cry when he was disqualified for it. Makoto Oishi tried to cheer him up but it was a trap! Yuni caught him in a Small Package and pinned him to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Later at the end of the show Saki Akai encouraged Yuni to join her in the ring to say goodbye to the fans. That too was a trap for Akai to win the belt from Yuni. Oishi came back out, pinned Akai to take back the title and ran off. The show then closed with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi singing to the audience.

Turns out Akito’s recovery time was a short one. He was back in action competing in the opener and even got the winning pinfall. He made fun of Shunma Katsumata for only signing up for the standard membership at Gold’s Gym instead of the Master membership. While Katsumata is preparing to go after the KO-D Tag Team Titles, Akito personally wants to challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

Matsui wanted to give out the opening announcements but Hisaya Imabayashi wouldn’t let him. Yuki Iino was ordered to hold Matsui back in the corner while Imabayashi finished the segment.


DDT “AUDIENCE 2018” Results

May 20, 2018

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,064 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Rekka with a Cradle (5:55).
1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon, Rihotimo Dragon & Toru Owashi defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai by Disqualification when KUDO unmasked all of the Dragons (7:26).
2. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Mike Bailey & MAO, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase and Kouki Iwasaki & Shota when Endo pinned Shota with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (6:30).
3. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda ended in a Double Knockout (6:58).
4. Konosuke Takeshita defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Brainbustaaaaahhhhh!!!!! (13:01).
5. Now Variety Group Vs New Variety Group – Summer Night Fever In Korakuen: Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Makoto Oishi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Daiki Shimomura (w/ Yuki Iino) when Dieno pinned Oishi with the Gay-do Clutch (9:44).
6. Special Single Match: Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA with the Gin And Tonic (8:41).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Beast Bomber (18:25).
*V1 for Shigehiro Irie.

Years of friendship were cast aside all in the name of glory as Shigehiro Irie defended the KO-D Openweight Title against Keisuke Ishii. Both dealt big damage early with Ishii giving Irie a Neckbreaker onto the apron and later Irie Power Bombed Ishii onto the same spot. Irie took the Kneel Kick and kicked out of an Exploder Suplex. He gained control of the match with an Avalanche Death Valley Driver and got a nearfall with the Cannonball Drop. Ishii had a glimmer of hope left with a Hurricanrana but Irie hit back with the Beast Bomber to win. Irie wanted to shake Ishii’s hand after the match but Ishii refused. The next KO-D Title defence will take place on 24th June. The challenger will be determined on 29th May at the return of the Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Rumble! The winner of the match gets the 29/5 title shot but there will also be other Right To Challenge prizes on the line too. Irie said he will defend the title anytime, he doesn’t care where or against who. His goal as champion is to defend the KO-D Title around the world in order to create a new scenery for DDT.

A new costume marked Soma Takao’s turn to DAMNATION complete. More than that, constant cheating helped him beat HARASHIMA. A distraction from Tetsuya Endo allowed Takao to Low Blow his opponent. Takao was about to be pinned with a Hurricane Driver when Daisuke Sasaki pulled the referee away. A turnbuckle pad was removed and HARASHIMA collided with the exposed metal. Takao then struck him with a chair and pinned him with the Gin And Tonic.

When the match was over, Sasaki told everyone that Takao achieved a perfect victory over HARASHIMA. Takao didn’t respond and stayed quiet. Sasaki then mockingly asked HARASHIMA to apologise to his fans for losing. Endo pretended to speak for him. All of DAMNATION ganged up on HARASHIMA until suddenly Shuten-dōji came to the rescue! They chased DAMNATION out of the ring and each of them shook HARASHIMA’s hand. Is this the start of a new alliance against DAMNATION?

Makoto Oishi wasn’t joking when he said he wanted a new generation of DDT wrestlers to replace the current generation. He made Nobuhiro Shimatani dress up like Danshoku Dieno, Daiki Shimomura dress up like Antonio Honda and Yuki Iino dress up like Super Sasadango Machine. They weren’t quite perfect copies. Iino had a PowerPoem to read instead of a PowerPoint presentation. However he wanted to review it by himself so he didn’t get involved in the match until late into it when Oishi ordered him to help. Iino entered the ring and Speared Oishi by accident. Dieno then pinned Oishi with the Gay-do Clutch. After the match Honda said his team were still mentally and physically energetic even though they were all over forty. Honda fainted from exhaustion before he could finish his sentence. Everyone else congratulated Dieno for turning 41 two days earlier.

Konosuke Takeshita pulled out the Turnbuckle Brainbuster to beat Shunma Katsumata. He wanted this match to motivate Katsumata. Part of that is to make Katsumata face his criticisms. He is a pro wrestler and pro wrestlers should not have to worry about criticism according to Takeshita. Katsumata also learned more about himself. He always pretended to be a nice little boy and he never knew what he was fighting for. Now he understands what to do and he hopes not to disappoint the rest of ALL OUT from now on.

Kicks from Kota Umeda and Lariats from Kazuzada Higuchi took such a toll on each other that both were left down for the count at the same time, resulting in a draw. Higuchi offered a handshake afterwards but Umeda kicked his hand away.

A left foot injury took Yuki Ueno out of the 4 Way Tag Match. DDT was still searching for a replacement when they found Shota working in the venue as part of the staff. Shota declined at first but took the spot when the audience chanted his name. He ended up losing the match to DAMNATION.

All three of the Dragon wrestlers unmasked themselves and successfully framed KUDO to win the match by DQ. Hiratimo Dragon is being coy about how many -timo Dragon wrestlers there are. Maybe there are more, maybe there aren’t.

Tomomitsu Matsunaga beat Rekka again. This time he blocked a cradle pin and pushed all his weight down on Rekka to get the three count.

This year’s Beer Garden week will be held in Shinjuku FACE from 30th July to 5th August. Tokyo Joshi Pro and BASARA will have their own produce days during the series. Also the King Of DDT 1st Round will be held on 31st July as part of the festivities. This year’s tournament is the largest ever with 32 wrestlers competing for a 1,000,000 yen prize.

The new DDT mascot that was introduced back in April has been named Doradori-kun.