DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~” Results

May 6, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym
565 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi defeated Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Daiki Shimomura by Disqualification when Shimomura unmasked Hiratimo (8:26).
2. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase defeated Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Kincaid pinned Shimatani with the Philosopher’s Stomp (8:34).
3. Koji Yoshida & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Konosuke Takeshita & MAO when Iwasaki pinned MAO with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (9:44).
4. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated HARASHIMA, Tomoya & Makoto Oishi when KUDO pinned Oishi with the Diving Double Knee Drop (12:45).
5. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dieno defeated Antonio Honda with a Finger Lock Armbar (14:06).
6. Special Single Match: Soma Takao defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Gin And Tonic (9:57).
7. Sapporo Specialty From The Northern Countries Special 4 Way Match: Keisuke Ishii defeated Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi and Kota Umeda when Ishii pinned Irie with the Kneel Kick (10:22).

Shigehiro Irie was left in bad shape when Keisuke Ishii defeated him in the 4 Way Match. At first Irie was dominant. He wiped out Kazusada Higuchi with the Best Bomber then when Higuchi was seated in the corner, Irie gave Ishii a Cannonball Death Valley Driver into Higuchi. If that wasn’t enough, Irie later gave Higuchi a Piledriver on top of Ishii! Kota Umeda was there to cut off Irie’s pins. Irie Headbutted Umeda but Ishii got up and gave Irie a German Suplex. Ishii targeted Irie’s right knee until Irie had difficulty moving on his feet. That left him vulnerable to the Kneel Kick and gave Ishii a big victory. Irie was being checked on by his friends when Ishii grabbed the microphone. Ishii said it’s now ten years since he debuted in DDT and he now must win the KO-D Openweight Title! Backstage Irie said he will make Ishii regret ever challenging him for the title.

A heated match between Soma Takao and Tetsuya Endo was made even more hectic when Mad Paulie interfered and HARASHIMA came out to even the odds. Paulie had attacked HARASHIMA earlier in the show after Match #4 ended. Paulie dragged Yukinori Matsui out of the ring then hit Takao with a Lariat. Endo climbed the corner to finish the match but HARASHIMA appeared and Dropkicked Paulie into Endo! Takao gave Endo the Gin And Tonic while HARASHIMA revived Matsui so he could count the pin. Takao still wants to destroy Daisuke Sasaki but next on his hitlist is Mad Paulie!

Danshoku Dieno looked up Antonio Honda’s medical record before their match and discovered that Honda currently has an injured finger on his right hand. According to Honda’s doctor, if he does the Gongitsune sign with his hand one more time his fingers will crumble and fall apart! Honda couldn’t resist doing the sign so Dieno grabbed his hand and bent his finger in a Seated Finger Lock to make him give up. Honda mourned over not being able to do the pose until he recovers but he was still able to do a Too Sweet sign with Dieno.

At the beginning of the show Kouki Iwasaki told everyone he was hoping to win his match because he has never won in Hokkaido before. Well fortune was on his side today because he did win his match!

In the opener both Takatimo Dragon and Hiratimo Dragon unmasked behind the referee’s back. They handed their masks over to Daiki Shimomura and when the referee saw him with the masks he disqualified him.

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BASARA “VAJRA 67 ~EMBRACING THE AMBITION~” Results

May 6, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 67 ~EMBRACING THE AMBITION~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym
381 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Akiyori Takizawa defeated Takato Nakano with the Sleng Teng (11:42).
2. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Katsuo defeated Daichi Kazato, Hiroshi Kondo & Daiki Shimomura when FUMA pinned Shimomura with the Heavy Metal Anthem (15:20).
3. Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT when Tsukamoto pinned SAGAT with the Dragon Kick (15:20).
4. Naoki Tanizaki & Manabu Hara defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu when Tanizaki pinned Nakatsu with the Implant (17:04).
5. NWA World Jr. Heavyweight & International Jr. Heavyweight Titles: Isami Kodaka (c) defeated Ikuto Hidaka with the Isamuashi Zan (19:07).
*V1 for Isami Kodaka.

BASARA’s first visit to Sapporo was highlighted by Isami Kodaka match against Ikuto Hidaka with the NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Title and International Jr. Heavyweight Title both on the line. Kodaka came out wearing the same kind of “flame” mask that Hidaka had worn sometimes. Kodaka was able to bounce back from losing the Union MAX Title earlier in the week by successfully defending his remaining singles titles. After the match Kodaka joked that everybody makes Hidaka look like a fool. Hidaka corrected him and said only he and Yuko Miyamoto do. Kodaka told him that it was an honour to fight him at BASARA’s first Sapporo show. He then gave him 6,000 yen to pay for the “flame” mask he wore for his entrance.

Ryota Nakatsu tried to give Naoki Tanizaki a Cross Armbreaker but it was countered into a Reverse Implant. Nakatsu was able to kick out but a regular Implant after that was enough to keep him down.


Daisuke Sasaki Injured, Korakuen Ready For Tokyo Joshi And BASARA, DDT In May

May 2, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2018 ~BREAK MYSELF!~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuna Manase Return Match: Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Hinano Vs Mizuki, Raku & Miu
2. Yuki Aino Debut Match: Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs Yuu & Hikari
3. Maki Ito Vs Riho
4. Maho Kurone & Su Yung Vs Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki
5. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Hyper Misao Vs Jun Kasai
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Still a lot to come during Golden Week. Tomorrow is the big day for both Tokyo Joshi Pro and BASARA. First up is Tokyo Joshi and plenty of the wrestlers there are going into the show with something to prove. Rika Tatsumi wants to prove she is worthy of becoming the champion. Marika Kobashi wants to prove to NEO Biishiki-gun that she is no longer the weak little girl they like to bully. Hyper Misao wants to prove that pro wrestling can be a creative outlet for anybody. Maki Ito wants to prove that she doesn’t need a decade plus of experience like her opponent Riho to succeed. We also have the in-ring debut of Yuki Aino, the first appearance of Su Yung and the return of Yuna Manase.

BASARA “VAJRA 66 ~COMMEMORATING THE HEAVENLY HEART~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Elimination 8-Man Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Yusuke Kubo
2. Takato Nakano Vs Manabu Hara
3. Fuminori Abe Vs Masato Tanaka
4. Count Down To Extinction ~ Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Jun Kasai & Gunso
5. Cavalry Vs Aikata Tag!: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
6. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Return Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Osamu Nishimura
7. Union MAX Title & DOVE World Title: Isami Kodaka (U/c) Vs Naoki Tanizaki (D/c)

BASARA then gets the spotlight in the evening as Isami Kodaka defends the Union MAX Title against the DOVE World Champion Naoki Tanizaki in a double championship match. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi returns from a long absence with a new peace of mind and a desire to wrestle against Osamu Nishimura. Cavalry get in the ring with Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita and Fuminori Abe faces Masato Tanaka in a battle between goofy monk and human bullet.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 04/05/2018
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Toru Owashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. 3 Way Match: Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda Vs Tsuyoshi Kikuchi
3. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Mad Paulie
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Born In Shiroishi Tetsuya Endo Triumph! DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Osaka City Origin MAO Local Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO

Daisuke Sasaki suffered an injury to his right leg during yesterday’s show. He has been taken off the remaining DDT shows taking place this week and the cards have been reshuffled as a result.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2018
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Uendo & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
3. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hiratima Dragon
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & MAO Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Antonio Honda
6. Department Of Civil Engineering, Hachinohe Institute Of Technology (Now Disappearing) Makoto Oishi Triumphant Return! Aomori Specialty Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita

MAO is added to the Smile Squash side to take on the whole of Shuten-dōji. With Yukio Sakaguchi now in that match, Danshoku Dieno gets Hiratimo Dragon all to himself.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. HARASHIMA, Tomoya & Makoto Oishi Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
2. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Konosuke Takeshita & MAO Vs Koji Yoshida & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Daiki Shimomura
5. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda
6. Special Single Match: Soma Takao Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. Sapporo Specialty From The North Special 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda

Soma Takao was supposed to get a singles match with Sasaki here. He gets Tetsuya Endo instead.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #4”, 08/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Rekka
0. NO TV Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. 3 Way Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Makoto
3. Men’s Soul Tradition: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi
4. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match ~ Hardcore Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Kota Umeda
5. Maji Manji Big Three Single Match: Soma Takao Vs Mad Paulie
6. Maji Manji Big Three Single Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yuki Ueno
7. Maji Manji Big Three Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo

Makoto Oishi is tired of being Dieno’s lackey or at least he is whenever there is a cute idol watching at the commentary table. Dieno has been made a fool of in every episode so far. Can he end his Maji Manji losing streak here?

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

It’s been loss after loss after loss for Shunma Katsumata recently. Konosuke Takeshita doesn’t get it. Katsumata was supposed to improve as a wrestler when he joined ALL OUT but the results just aren’t there. Takeshita is looking forward to wrestling in matches without championship consequences for now. He decided to challenge his stablemate to a match to see if Katsumata really is good enough to team with him.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #5”, 22/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno

Kota Umeda gets another crack at SekiGuchi and the KO-D Tag Team Titles. This time Yuki Ueno wants to join him. They won the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles together so they have a chance here.


Irie Brings In A New Dawn, Will Things Change?

April 30, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Kouki Iwasaki
1. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
2. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao
4. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Miyu Yamashita
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & MAO

Unless it’s being done to attract the audience early, surely Shigehiro Irie’s match should be placed later in the card now that he is the champion. The match is also meant to push his title defence against Keisuke Ishii.

Smile Squash gets a shot at revenge on DAMNATION after the heel group tried to recruit HARASHIMA then immediately attacked him.

Kendo Kashin is still sending friendly text messages to the DDT offices that are meant for Gota Ihashi.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 04/05/2018
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KUDO Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi
3. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Mad Paulie
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Osaka City Origin MAO Local Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
7. Born In Shiroishi Tetsuya Endo Triumph! DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Both Tetsuya Endo and MAO are from Miyagi so they have to share their homecoming show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2018
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Hiratimo Dragon
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Toru Owashi Vs MAO & Yuki Ueno
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata, Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Antonio Honda
6. Department Of Civil Engineering, Hachinohe Institute Of Technology (Now Disappearing) Makoto Oishi Triumphant Return! Aomori Specialty Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita

With Kazuki Hirata banished from Japan again, Hiratimo Dragon takes his place in the previously announced 3 Way Match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Antonio Honda
2. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
3. Konosuke Takeshita & MAO Vs Koji Yoshida & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Tomoya Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Smile Squash are down to two members with Yuko Miyamoto and Yasu Urano both cutting ties from the group. Maybe Tomoya can attach himself to the unit.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #4”, 08/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Makoto
2. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match ~ Hardcore Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Kota Umeda

Kota Umeda’s trial continues with a clash against Big Japan’s own Ryuji Ito.

Joshi wrestler Makoto appears in DDT for the first time in a very long while. She has been in sub-brands like Ganbare☆Wrestling and New Beijing a few years ago but I can’t remember when she was last in DDT proper.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

HARASHIMA wants to avenge his defeat to KUDO last year. He is willing to put his newly won DDT Extreme Title on the line to do so.

Yuto Aijima and Azul Dragon will be on the show.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

Irie’s first defence is against an old friend. A former friend too. They held the All Asia Tag Team Titles together but that’s all in the past. Ishii has only beaten Irie twice in singles matches but that was early in their careers. Since then Irie has gotten the upper hand and has won more of their matches against each other. Both are champions now and currently feel they are the best they’ve ever been.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
2. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
3. Crash The Super Heavy Special Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura, Mad Paulie
4. Special Single Match ~Clouds~: Yuki Ueno Vs Dick Togo
5. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

The teams for the Super Heavy Tag match will be determined during the show.

Magnitude Kishiwada and Shoichi Uchida will also be wrestling.


Schedule For Golden Week 2018, Akito Injured, Kincaid Coming To DDT

April 26, 2018

DDT “MAX BUMP 2018”, 29/04/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki
1. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Shunma Katsumata
2. Yukio Sakaguchi, MAO, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao & Yuki Ueno
4. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 1st Match: Kota Umeda Vs Go Shiozaki
5. Cherry’s Last DDT Match!: Danshoku Dino, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Cherry, Francoise☆Takagi & Makoto Oishi
6. DDT Extreme Title – Regular Rules: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs HARASHIMA
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

Akito suffered a ruptured biceps tendon in his right arm during last Sunday’s main event. He is expected to miss several months. With this injury the card for “MAX BUMP 2018” has been changed around not just to accommodate his absence but also to feature a debuting foreign wrestler.

Shigehiro Irie promised to bring over a friend of his from America to DDT. The only hint he gave was by calling his friend “The Gift”. It has since been announced that Jason Kincaid is coming to DDT. Kincaid is a 14 year veteran and had a lengthy 5 year reign as the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion. Kincaid will be teaming with the person who seems to be Irie’s only friend left in DDT, Mizuki Watase as part of a 3 Way Tag. That match replaces the originally planned ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION tag team bout that Akito was meant to be in.

The DDT Extreme Title match will just be a regular pro wrestling match with no extra stipulations added. Yuko Miyamoto made this decision because he has never had a proper one on one match with his friend. He strongly wants to find out if he can beat HARASHIMA under a normal ruleset.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TEKONE SUSHI~”, 30/04/2018
Mie Messe Wing

1. Makoto Oishi 39 Year Old Trial Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Mad Paulie
2. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda Vs Kota Umeda & MAO
4. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Soma Takao
5. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Ishii, Masahiro Takanashi & Kouki Iwasaki
6. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
7. Keisuke Okuda Local Triumph! Special Tag Match: Keisuke Okuda & Naomi Yoshimura Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

DDT gives Keisuke Okuda the limelight for his return home.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Miyu Yamashita
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & MAO

Kendo Kashin has been sending daily messages to DDT addressed to Gota Ihashi. In these messages Kashin talks about drinking tea (every message included this), checking his blood cholesterol level, recommending 1,000 hindu squats, losing sleep because he keeps thinking about Ihashi, talking about a train accident that happened near his home, eating an Siberian onion and describing his experience with using Uber. What the fuck is up with this guy?

BASARA “VAJRA 66 ~COMMEMORATING THE HEAVENLY HEART~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Manabu Hara
2. Fuminori Abe Vs Masato Tanaka
3. Count Down To Extinction ~ Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Jun Kasai & Gunso
4. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Return Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Osamu Nishimura
5. Elimination 8-Man Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Yusuke Kubo
6. Cavalry Vs Aikata Tag!: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
7. Union MAX Title & DOVE World Title: Isami Kodaka (U/c) Vs Naoki Tanizaki (D/c)

The 8-Man Tag Match is now under Elimination rules after a confusing request by Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 04/05/2018
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Mad Paulie
2. Born In Shiroishi Tetsuya Endo Triumph! DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

The latter half of Golden Week focuses on a few Road To Ryogoku shows held in some of the wrestlers’ hometowns.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2018
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Department Of Civil Engineering, Hachinohe Institute Of Technology (Now Disappearing) Makoto Oishi Triumphant Return! Aomori Specialty Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita

A big match for Makoto Oishi. Maybe he can finally get something of a new direction because Shunma Katsumata and MAO have left him for dust ever since the NωA split.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Antonio Honda
2. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Tomoya Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Noriyuki Yoshida will be on the show for his first DDT appearance since October 2017.

BASARA “VAJRA 67 ~EMBRACING THE AMBITION~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Susukino Mars Gym

1. Takato Nakano Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Katsuo Vs Daichi Kazato, Hiroshi Kondo & Daiki Shimomura
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano
4. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naoki Tanizaki & Manabu Hara
5. NWA World Jr. Heavyweight & International Jr. Heavyweight Titles: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka

BASARA is having a busy schedule for Golden Week too.

DNA “DNA 44”, 09/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Joji Otani
2. Chinese Rebirth Of Revenge Match! Endless Battle!: Choun-Shiryu Vs Rekka
3. Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Brian Aki
4. Kota Umeda Vs Daiki Shimomura
5. DNA Vs Cavalry!: Kouki Iwasaki & MAO Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
6. DNA-gun Vs Naomi Kingdom!: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo

The DNA Vs Naomi Kingdom grudge continues. Both Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki have been able to get wins over the enemy unit in singles matches but under tag matches it’s been pretty much all Naomi Kingdom victories save for a DQ loss here and there.


Catching Up On The News – The Others

April 14, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO OSAKA IN THE SPRING, TOGETHER WITH YOUR FRIENDS!”, 15/04/2018
Osaka City Yodogawa Citizen Center

1. Hikari Vs Miu
2. Mizuki & Raku Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Hinano
3. Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao & Priscilla Kelly
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuu & Yuki Kamifuku
5. Miyu Yamashita, Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi Vs Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Maki Ito

This is the go home show for Korakuen Hall.

BASARA “VAJRA 65 ~FEAST~”, 20/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Fuminori Abe Vs Tanomusaku Toba
2. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Daichi Kazato
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Best Stretchman Amazon
4. FUMA, SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Akiyori Takizawa
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano Vs Naoki Tanizaki, Yuki Aoki & Manabu Hara
6. Special Single Match: Minoru Tanaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Isami Kodaka will be hosting a celebration party at the show because he now holds five different championships at the same time. The Union MAX Title, the NWA World Jr. Title, the NWA International Jr. Title, the Big Japan Tag Team Title and the STRONGEST-K Tag Team Title.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DREAMING I WAS DREAMING 2018”, 28/04/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. HARUKAZE, Triumphant Return From A Family Trip: HARUKAZE Vs Saki
2. Ganpuro Family Vs Katsumura-gun: Shinichiro Tominaga & Katsumi Oribe Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Black Ribera
3. Waiting Room And Backstage Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yukihiro Abe Vs Chikara
4. Fanfare For The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Okuda
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

What a fall from grace for Sanshiro Takagi. Banished from DDT and immediately gets booked for Ganbare☆Wrestling.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2018 ~BREAK MYSELF!~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuna Manase Return Match: Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Hinano Vs Mizuki, Raku & Miu
2. Yuki Aino Debut Match: Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs Yuu & Hikari
3. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Hyper Misao Vs Jun Kasai
4. Maki Ito Vs Riho
5. Maho Kurone & Su Yung Vs Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Rika Tatsumi is willing to do anything to show she is ready for the main event. She will even cut off her own hair if she has to.

The Miraclians aren’t afraid of any ghosts, zombies or other creatures of the undead.

Hyper Misao discovered pro wrestling through one of DDT’s falls count anywhere matches. Her career has now gone full circle and she faces one of the premier names in Japan for that kind of match, Jun Kasai.

Yuna Manase wrestles for the first time since February after getting a clavicle plate surgically removed from her collarbone.

BASARA “VAJRA 66 ~IT GOES THROUGH TO HEAVENLY HEAVEN~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Yusuke Kubo
2. Takato Nakano Vs Manabu Hara
3. Fuminori Abe Vs Masato Tanaka
4. Count Down To Extinction ~ Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Jun Kasai & Gunso
5. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Return Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Osamu Nishimura
6. Cavalry Vs Aikata Tag!: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
7. Union MAX Title & DOVE World Title: Isami Kodaka (U/c) Vs Naoki Tanizaki (D/c)

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi has peacefully challenged Osamu Nishimura to be his opponent for his comeback match. Nishimura was somebody who used yoga to turn his life around just like Hiroshi is trying to right now. But Nishimura has since broken his abstinence, gotten married and became a politician back in the real world. Hiroshi wants to test Nishimura’s mind and see if a great leader in the yoga world is still in there.

BASARA “VAJRA 67 ~EMBRACING THE AMBITION~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Susukino Mars Gym

1. NWA World Jr. Heavyweight & International Jr. Heavyweight Titles: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka

Naoki Tanizaki, Manabu Hara, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Yasu Urano, Hiroshi Kondo, Akiyori Takizawa and Katsuo will all be on the show.