Haruna Neko Debut, Takanashi Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is, Satomura Vs Saiki

November 15, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN THREE”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Haruna Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Haruna Neko
2. Yuu Vs Yuki Aino
3. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Hinano
4. 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase Vs Raku Vs Mina Shirakawa
5. Miyu Yamashita & Nodoka Tenma Vs Maki Ito & Hyper Misao
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Hikari & Miu

Haruna Neko is the first of the upcoming trainees to debut before the end of the year. Haruna is 19 years old, born in Yamanashi on 28th December, 1998. She 143cm tall and has O Type blood. No other information has been given about her yet.

DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS DDT SPECIAL 2018”, 25/11/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase (#21) & Yuki Ueno (#24) Vs Gota Ihashi (#22) & Makoto Oishi (#23)
1. 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda (#12) Vs Saki Akai (#14) Vs Toru Owashi (#19)
2. KUDO (#15), Shunma Katsumata (#16) & Kazusada Higuchi (#17) Vs Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel
3. Tetsuya Endo (#6) & Soma Takao (#8) Vs Keisuke Ishii (#10) & Yumehito Imanari (#11)
4. DISASTER BOX Vs #STRONGHEARTS: HARASHIMA (#4) & Kazuki Hirata (#18) Vs CIMA & El Lindaman
5. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: MAO (#9) Vs Jun Kasai (#20)
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title ~ DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Maki Ito (#3) (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita (#13) (Witness: Michiaki Nakano)
7. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Akito (#2) Vs Danshoku Dieno (#7)
8. KO-D Openweight Title & 1,000,000 Yen Prize Money ~ DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Daisuke Sasaki (#5) (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#1)

The KO-D Openweight Champion and his challenger have gotten into a war of words over each other’s drinking habits. Masahiro Takanashi heard a story earlier this week about Daisuke Sasaki getting drunk at a restaurant that Takanashi regularly eats at. According to Takanashi, Sasaki ate other people’s food during his stay and fled towards a nearby taxi without paying his bill. After learning of this, Takanashi swears he will not lose to a man who does not know how to handle his drink. Sasaki denies being drunk and refuses to apologise for what went down. The two argued during a press conference while both drinking from the same bottle of sake. Their ramblings included Sasaki asking for a lend of 5,000 yen to get the train home. That somehow led to Takanashi agreeing to put the 1,000,000 yen cash he won from the Dramatic General Election on the line in to go along with the KO-D Title.

Remember Michiaki Nakano? He was the Uchikomi/Souken Holdings advertising director in charge of dealing with DDT for a marketing campaign back in July. He got stuck with Ken Ohka as the star for his adverts. Well the ads did terrible numbers and Mr. Nakano was demoted down to a regular employee as a result. He blames DDT for this so to make it up to him, he’s been invited to watch the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match between Maki Ito and Konosuke Takeshita from ringside. Mr. Nakano accepted the offer fully knowing the rules of the Iron Man Title…

Takeshita isn’t distracted by the complete and utter differences between himself and Ito. It’s a wrestling match and when he’s in the ring, Takeshita is a pro wrestler against anyone whether it is men, women, grandparents or children. Takeshita and Ito are both the same age and have the same goal of making pro wrestling an interesting place. His only criticism of Ito is she sticks up her middle finger in the ring too much. Even though Ito did not win the Dramatic Election, she thinks she got the better match with Takeshita instead of Sasaki. She said Takeshita comfortably fits in place as her generational rival. Also if she beats Takeshita then she can absolutely beat Miyu Yamashita on 4th January. Takeshita calls Ito more of a rival to him than Tetsuya Endo because rivals are meant to be people who are doing their best against each other.

Danshoku Dieno regained his memories at the press conference when Akito kissed him. Unfortunately he lost it again when Mr. Nakano felt cold in the room and brought out a heater still in its boxed package. Nakano accidentally dropped the box on Dieno’s head. Akito is due to have a championship match of his choosing for finishing second in the Dramatic Election. However he badly wants to have a match with Dieno first. He won’t be satisfied if Dieno can’t keep his memories together.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’19”, 04/01/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Meiko Satomura Vs Reika Saiki
2. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita (P/c) Vs Maki Ito (I/c)

Reika Saiki is preparing for a lot more pro wrestling in her life. She recently graduated from the Cheer1 idol group so she could put more focus on her wrestling career. Now she’s taking on the “Final Boss” of joshi, Meiko Satomura! However, Saiki isn’t looking at this match as a destination. This is going to be a gateway opening up new paths for her. She is prepared to hit Satomura at full force with all of her Pro Wrestling LOVE! Satomura has been keeping an eye on Saiki over the last three years and is impressed by her professionalism. She admits that Saiki might even be too powerful for her to handle so the timing of her attacks will be vital. Satomura’s opinion on this match is a lot different to the one she had with Miyu Yamashita in August 2017. Satomura hasn’t paid a lot of attention to Tokyo Joshi Pro as a whole since then but she knows enough to acknowledge that the group can turn into a dangerous rival for Sendai Girls. Saiki hopes that their match will steal the show from the Yamashita Vs Ito main event.


YaroZ Returns, DDT Special Card, Ito Prepares For Korakuen

November 5, 2018

DDT “CELEBRITIES IN NIIGATA ~SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE TRIUMPHANT BOX OFFICE~ DRAMATIC! NIIGATA 2018”, 10/11/2018
Niigata City Nishikawa Multipurpose Hall

1. Akito & Kota Umeda Vs Keisuke Okuda & Mizuki Watase
2. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
3. Yuki Iino Knock On Series Round 5: Jun Kasai Vs Yuki Iino
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
5. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata
6. Recollect The Memories Of Danshoku Dieno! Niigata Specialty! The Compliance Presents Special Unit Confrontation!: Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda (Special Witness: Danshoku Dieno)

Tetsuya Endo is cleared to return to the ring next weekend.

DDT “MAO LOCAL BOX OFFICE ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAISEIKAN~ SATO IS WHERE THE SCHOOL IS LOCATED”, 11/11/2018
Miyagi Osaki-shi Matsuyama B & G Ocean Center

1. Kazuki Hirata Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Toru Owashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Municipal Gatekeeper, Volunteering To Challenge The Champion Of Ganryu Island!: Sanshiro Takagi & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Keisuke Okuda & Makoto Oishi
4. Yuki Iino Knock On Series Round 6: Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Iino
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda
7. MAO Local Triumph! Osaki Specialty Special Tag Match: MAO & Kazusada Higuchi Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

Gorgeous Matsuno is continuing to act like he is the gatekeeper of DDT.

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 7”, 14/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. YaroZ Specialty! Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Ryuichi Sekine
2. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote Army All Out Fight!: Gota Ihashi Vs Konosuke Takeshita
3. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote Army All Out Fight!: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi & SAGAT Vs Akito, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno

The YaroZ brand is back for the first time without Shigehiro Irie at the helm. The leading role has been passed over to Kazusada Higuchi as the YaroZ face off against those no good pretty boys in the Mote Mote Army.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN THREE”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Hikari & Miu

The two most advanced members of the Up Up Girls are next to step up to the Magical Sugar Rabbits. Hikari & Miu even struck the first blow this past weekend by eliminating both Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki from the Rumble match.

DDT “SOKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS DDT SPECIAL 2018”, 25/11/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase (#21) & Yuki Ueno (#24) Vs Gota Ihashi (#22) & Makoto Oishi (#23)
1. 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda (#12) Vs Saki Akai (#14) Vs Toru Owashi (#19)
2. KUDO (#15), Shunma Katsumata (#16) & Kazusada Higuchi (#17) Vs Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel
3. Tetsuya Endo (#6) & Soma Takao (#8) Vs Keisuke Ishii (#10) & Yumehito Imanari (#11)
4. DISASTER BOX Vs STRONG HEARTS: HARASHIMA (#4) & Kazuki Hirata (#18) Vs CIMA & El Lindaman
5. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: MAO (#9) Vs Jun Kasai (#20)
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title ~ DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Maki Ito (#3) (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita (#13)
7. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Akito (#2) Vs Danshoku Dieno (#7)
8. KO-D Openweight Title ~ DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Daisuke Sasaki (#5) (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#1)

This is the grand result of the Dramatic General Election. We have Masahiro Takanashi getting the KO-D Openweight Title shot against the new champion Daisuke Sasaki for being the most popular wrestler in DDT. Akito faces the previous champion Danshoku Dieno who may still be suffering from drastic memory loss when the match takes place. Maki Ito defends the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title against the man who was screwed out of the title last July Konosuke Takeshita. MAO gets to continue his crazy path by taking on one of the craziest of them all Jun Kasai. DISASTER BOX are the latest force in DDT to step up to STRONG HEARTS when HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata face CIMA & El Lindaman. Maybe Hirata’s persona can distract CIMA when they fight each other. Maybe bring back some awkward past acquaintances.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’19”, 04/01/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita (P/c) Vs Maki Ito (I/c)

Friends become rivals when they’re put in the main event against each other. Maki Ito won a Rumble match to earn the next TOKYO Princess Title shot at Korakuen Hall. If she somehow still has the Iron Man Title by the time the show takes place then we’ll be in for a double title match!

Veda Scott will be on the show. She will be touring with Tokyo Joshi Pro for all of December and also the first half of January.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN TWO” Results

November 4, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN TWO”, 04/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
289 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao defeated Yuki Aino and Yuki Kamifuku when Misao pinned Kamifuku with a Rope Assisted School Boy (7:02).
2. Shoko Nakajima & Maki Ito defeated Reika Saiki & Mina Shirakawa when Nakajima pinned Shirakawa with the Northern Lights Suplex (10:14).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Shoko Nakajima defeated Maki Ito (c) with a School Boy (12:40 pm).
*Shoko Nakajima becomes the 1,331st champion.
3. Miyu Yamashita, Hikari & Miu defeated Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Hinano when Hikari pinned Hinano with a Missile Kick (15:22).
4. Yuu & Nodoka Tenma defeated Yuna Manase & Raku when Yuu submitted Raku with the Katahajime (11:49).
5. Ittenyon Challenger Decision Time Difference Battle Royal: Maki Ito defeated Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Reika Saiki, Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuki, Hikari and Miu (16:01).
5a. Hyper Misao eliminated Nodoka Tenma by Ring Out (3:02).
5b. Hyper Misao eliminated Yuki Aino by Ring Out (5:26).
5c. Yuna Manase eliminated Hyper Misao by Ring Out (6:26).
5d. Yuka Sakazaki eliminated Yuna Manase by Ring Out (7:32).
5e. Hikari & Miu eliminated Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki by Double Ring Out (9:07).
5f. Shoko Nakajima eliminated Miu with a Sunset Flip (9:39).
5g. Reika Saiki eliminated Hikari by Ring Out (10:32).
5h. Shoko Nakajima eliminated Reika Saiki by Ring Out (12:19).
5i. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Maki Ito eliminated Shoko Nakajima (c) with a Cradle (13:58).
*Maki Ito becomes the 1,332nd champion.
5j. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Maki Ito (c) eliminated Yuki Kamifuku with the Flying Big Head (16:01).
*V1 for Maki Ito.

What a day it was for Maki Ito! Earlier in the show she lost her Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title to Shoko Nakajima after their tag match. However when they faced off again the the main event Rumble, Ito countered the Northern Lights Suplex into a Cradle to eliminate Nakajima and regain the title. Ito then pinned Yuki Kamifuku with the Flying Big Head to win the match and earn the TOKYO Princess Title shot on 4th January! Ito and Miyu Yamashita stood opposite from each other in the ring after the main event. Yamashita is excited to finally defend the title against Ito. However, Ito immediately set the mood by saying the match isn’t going to be for fun. Yamashita’s time is over, the next era of Tokyo Joshi Pro belongs to Ito!

Yuu told the fans about her plan to leave Tokyo Joshi and become a freelancer. She apologised for delaying the news because she didn’t want to overshadow Azusa Takigawa’s graduation last month. Yuu thinks she made a positive decision and she thanks everyone for supporting her.

Hikari stopped the Magical Sugar Rabbits from leaving the ring after Match #4. She told them that while the up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) have only been wrestling for less than a year, they’ve been rapidly progressing. Hikari wants to raise the unit’s position on the roster before the new set of trainees debut so she and Miu asked for a TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles shot. The champions weren’t sure about the challengers but they accepted the request. The title match takes place on 17th November. Later in the Rumble, Hikari & Miu sent a message to Sakazaki & Mizuki by eliminating the both of them from the match.

Mina Shirakawa wanted to win her first match in Tokyo Joshi so she could immediately make an impact. Instead she quickly found out how much of a struggle it was just to avoid getting pinned. Shoko Nakajima pinned her with the Northern Lights Suplex to start Shirakawa’s run with a loss. Nakajima then snuck in a School Boy on Maki Ito on the entrance ramp to win the Iron Man Title.

Hyper Misao doesn’t understand why there are two girls named Yuki on the Tokyo Joshi roster. She proposed the creation of the YUKI Of YUKI Championship to distinguish the two. Misao also wanted the loser of the 3 Way Match be renamed either Hyper Aino or Hyper Kamifuku depending on who got pinned. Yuki Kamifuku gave Yuki Aino the Fame Asser but Misao got in and pinned Kamifuku with a rope assisted School Boy. Her stipulations didn’t stand afterwards.

Rika Tatsumi gave a live performance of her entrance song after intermission.

Veda Scott will be returning to Tokyo Joshi on 1st December. She will be wrestling on Tokyo Joshi shows up until 13th January.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!” Results

October 28, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,106 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Unit Opposing 4 Way Match: Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi and Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi when Akito submitted Honda with the Scorpion Lock (8:13).
2. El Lindaman defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the German Suplex (7:00).
3. Loser Punishment Match: Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine & Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Yumehito Imanari & Michael Wolf when Oishi pinned Takagi with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (5:22).
4. Keisuke Ishii, MAO & Yuki Iino defeated Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno when Ishii pinned Ueno with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (8:09).
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Joshi Battle Royal: Maki Ito defeated Yuki Arai (c) (w/ Makoto Oishi) with a Crab Hold (11:39).
Order Of Elimination: Yuki Kamifuku, Saki Akai, Mizuki, Cherry, Emi Sakura, Yuki Arai.
*Maki Ito becomes the 1,330th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Maki Ito (c) defeated Yuki Arai by Kickout (12:46 pm).
*V1 for Maki Ito.
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: CIMA, T-Hawk & Duan Yingnan defeated Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) when CIMA pinned Takao with the Mad Splash (13:09).
*DAMNATION fails in V2. STRONG HEARTS becomes the 36th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
7. DDT Extreme Title – Wrestling Rules: Shinya Aoki defeated HARASHIMA (c) by TKO with a Triangle Choke (8:26).
*HARASHIMA fails in V4. Shinya Aoki becomes the 42nd DDT Extreme Champion!
8. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).

Shortly before today came, news went around that this show was going to be the final episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”. Rumour was the AbemaTV producers were not happy with Danshoku Dieno’s naked wrestling stunt in last week’s “RYOGOKU PETER PAN” main event which aired live on the service. Instead the story turned out to be rather different. A video was shown after the main event announcing a new monthly DDT series called “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI SUPER” beginning with the 3rd January Korakuen Hall show. AbemaTV assures everyone that DDT is not in trouble for what happened at Sumo Hall. Also Maji Manji Super is not going to be the monthly Korakuen shows. DDT is running Korakuen twice in January so they are able to dedicate the first of those shows to the new series. They will also sell every ticket for just 2,000 yen, which is the return of a marketing gimmick DDT used to do for their first show of the year.

The main event went the full twenty minutes as Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa fought to a draw against Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita. The end of Maji Manji meant one last table spot on the show which was done when Ishikawa gave Takeshita the Fire Thunder through a table at ringside. Marufuji took Ishikawa out with the Shiranui while Takeshita and Sasaki fought during the dying minutes of the match. Sasaki kicked out of a Lariat while Takeshita kicked out of the Hurricanrana. The two were trading Elbow Smashes when the bell rang and the match ended. Ishikawa wanted to end the show and the series with karaoke but Sasaki stopped him. They left to go sing karaoke on their own while Marufuji thanked Takeshita for the match. The fans then cheered Takeshita to sing karaoke. It was here when everyone got the news of Maji Manji Super to end the show.

The DDT Extreme Title match stayed mostly on the ground as the champion HARASHIMA wanted to out-grapple Shinya Aoki. A Piledriver had no effect on the challenger and Aoki avoided the Somato to lock in a Sleeper Hold. HARASHIMA shifted his position to apply a Cross Armbreaker but Aoki then trapped him in a Triangle Choke. HARASHIMA Power Bombed Aoki but the hold wouldn’t break. HARASHIMA lost consciousness and Aoki became the new Extreme Champion! HARASHIMA hesitated to shake Aoki’s hand after the match but eventually did so. Aoki then dedicated today’s victory to Kendo Kashin because this is the first championship a Hagure IGF fighter has won since its formation.

STRONG HEARTS are here to stay now that they’ve won the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. The match begun with CIMA and Soma Takao in the ring. Takao got “BIMA” chants from the crowd, referencing his CIMA tribute gimmick way back when he was in a college wrestling club. Takao tried to out-CIMA CIMA by hitting the Schwein and then trying to win with the Mad Splash. CIMA blocked the splash then hit his moves of doom. Venus, Iconoclasm then the original Mad Splash put Takao away and made STRONG HEARTS the new champions! CIMA said the result was obvious after he beat Takeshita in Sumo Hall. T-Hawk warned the rest of DDT that they will be waiting here forever. If that bothers them then step up and try to take the belts away! CIMA announced that the unit will be sticking around in DDT for November and will be here in full force. Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel are coming to DDT with STRONG HEARTS! CIMA also said he is waiting for Danshoku Dieno to come back and might invite Gorgeous Matsuno to join the unit in Dieno’s absence. One last thing, CIMA wants to defend the 6-Man Titles in China for OWE before their next DDT appearance!

Danshoku Dieno made his first public appearance since Sumo Hall but not in the way anyone expected. KUDO found Dieno wandering around with no memory of anything. Hisaya Imabayashi asked KUDO to pull down his pants because it might help Dieno regain his memory. Dieno was disgusted at the idea of somebody stripping naked in front of a big audience. Imabayashi thinks Dieno is in a deep state of shock after he was locked inside a casket at Sumo Hall. He is giving Dieno time to mentally recover. However, if Dieno finishes in the Dramatic General Election Top 20 then he must wrestle at the next Korakuen Hall show on 25th November, whether he has his memories back or not!

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title is no longer in the hands of SKE48 thanks to Maki Ito. The previous champion Yuki Arai defended the title in an all joshi Battle Royal. When it came down to Arai and Ito, Makoto Oishi got involved so Arai wouldn’t have to fight. However, Arai scolded Oishi because she wanted to wrestle and she gave him a Heel Kick. She did the same Heel Kick to Ito but it was dodged. Ito then put Arai in a Crab Hold to submit her and win the title. They shook hands after the match but Arai suddenly gave her a School Boy. Ito kicked out then chased Arai out of the ring.

Since today was the final day of voting in the Dramatic Election, the wrestlers in the 6-Man Tag all wanted to impress their voters. Mizuki Watase is back to wrestling in his old gear and he is now dying his hair red. Keisuke Ishii picked up the win for his team.

Sanshiro Takagi had his body painted up to look like a pumpkin monster for Halloween. The AbemaTV audience voted for what punishment the loser of Match #3 would take. Each option involved a Muay Thai kickboxer. The fans chose the loser getting kicked in the ass with 79% of the vote. Oishi pinned Takagi and he took the punishment. Everyone then lost control of the kickboxer and he kicked all of them away from the ring.

Nobuhiro Shimatani and El Lindaman were both making fun of each other for being short so their heights were measured by the referee before their match. Lindaman is taller but Shimatani blamed Lindaman for using his hair to cheat. Lindaman ended up beating Shimatani while CIMA interacted with Mad Paulie outside the ring.

Daisuke Kiso wound up getting involved in the multi-man cascading leg split spot during the opener. At one point “Thriller” played and everyone did the zombie dance. Honda interrupted it to do his Gongitsune strikes to everybody. It didn’t work on Akito because he was wearing glasses. Akito was then able to put Honda in the Scorpion Lock to give ALL OUT the win. Akito describes today as the beginning of ALL OUT’s rebuilding process. They want to regain the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles.

The D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 blocks were announced. Block A consists of Daisuke Sasaki, HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi, Akito, MAO, Puma King and Go Shiozaki. Block B consists of Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Masahiro Takanashi, Mike Bailey, Sammy Guevara and Shinya Aoki.


Takigawa’s Graduation Match, STRONG HEARTS Seek Championships, Oishi The Bodyguard

October 22, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN ONE”, 27/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Nodoka Tenma & Hinano Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Hikari
2. Yuki Aino Vs Raku
3. Yuna Manase Vs Miu
4. Special 8-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Reika Saiki, Yuu & Hyper Misao Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Shoko Nakajima & Maki Ito
5. Azusa Takigawa Graduation Memorial Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao, Yuu, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Reika Saiki, Maki Ito, Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku, Miu, Hikari, Hinano & Raku

Two firsts for Tokyo Joshi Pro are happening on this show. We’re getting a 4 Vs 4 Tokyo Joshi tag match for the first time. We are also getting a 1 Vs 16 match for the first time to celebrate Azusa Takigawa’s graduation. No further details yet have been given on how the match will work. Other companies have done special gauntlet matches for their retiring wrestlers in the past where every round only has a one minute time limit and the chosen wrestler goes through all opponents no matter how much they win, lose or draw. I guess it will be something similar here.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs El Lindaman
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Joshi Battle Royal: Yuki Arai (c) (w/ Makoto Oishi) Vs Saki Akai Vs Maki Ito Vs Cherry Vs Emi Sakura Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mizuki
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs CIMA, T-Hawk & Duan Yingnan
4. DDT Extreme Title – Wrestling Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki
5. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

The new KO-D Openweight Champion has been drinking non-stop in celebration since winning the title yesterday. Daisuke Sasaki doesn’t remember much about the last 24 hours because of this. His prize money is already gone because he recently spent 4 million yen on things including a brand new car. The prize money from the main event was 2 million yen by the way. Sasaki hopes his victory was enough to impress both Laura James and Candice LeRae. His first defence is confirmed to be against the Dramatic General Election winner at Korakuen Hall on 25th November.

Danshoku Dieno has not been seen or heard from since the ending of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” when DAMNATION locked him into a coffin. Sasaki ordered Nobuhiro Shimatani to go burn it when the show was over. Dieno is not expected to appear at Korakuen this weekend.

With ALL OUT swept aside, STRONG HEARTS are sticking around in DDT so they can win a championship. CIMA’s goal is to become a champion one more time before he turns 41 at his next birthday. The group has chosen the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles as their target. CIMA, T-Hawk and Duan Yingnan will be the trio challenging DAMNATION in the match. T-Hawk said STRONG HEARTS share everything together. That is what makes them the strongest unit. Yingnan is hoping to bring a championship back to Shanghai. CIMA calls Konosuke Takeshita the standard of DDT. It is up to the rest of the DDT roster to prove they are better otherwise they will only disappoint CIMA. Tetsuya Endo admitted that Takeshita beating CIMA yesterday would have been a happy ending for all of DDT, except for Endo because he still hates Takeshita to death. All of the attention should now be on DAMNATION because of the championships they hold. Also Endo believes that Mad Paulie will be the key wrestler to watch when the match happens. This is all bringing back awkward memories for Soma Takao. Back when he was a college pro wrestler he was called BIMA and he was, yes you guessed it, a CIMA parody. Shimatani was more than happy to tell CIMA that over and over when the two teams met at today’s press conference. The letter B is above C for a reason according to Shimatani.

Shimatani’s posturing was quick to annoy El Lindaman. The two argued back and forth about their short heights until they were booked to face each other.

Makoto Oishi has offered to help SKE48 idol Yuki Arai defend her Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title in the Joshi Battle Royal. The reason is Oishi loves idols, especially ones named Arai. This must be fate! It’s enough for Arai to trust him at least. Maki Ito is already upset with Arai because she never introduced herself to her, even though they only met today when Ito stormed the conference. Ito finds that disrespectful because she is Arai’s senior in the idol world.

“ALL DOIN”, 09/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tiger Mask V (Self-Proclaimed) Vs Pero Pero Master
2. Eririn Takagi, Monster Halloween & ONAKIN Vs MEN’S Teioh, HARASHIMA & Shota

MEN’S Teioh was chosen by Sanshiro Takagi to be the executive chairman of the “ALL DOIN” committee. HARASHIMA is considered one of the strongest wrestlers in Japan’s independent scene so why not put him on the show celebrating independent wrestling? Shota also has a lot of experience in that section of the industry.

I’m not sure who Pero Pero Master (ぺろぺろ親方) is. Google isn’t offering much.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.2 ~WRESTLE THRASHING MAD~”, 08/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ricky Fuji
2. Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yuka Miyamoto
3. FUMA Vs Great Sasuke

Nihonto and Barbatos are the latest bands signed to appear on the show.


Peter Pan Match Order, Tokyo Ramen Show, Ganpro Party

October 17, 2018

I’m aiming to get my Ryogoku Peter Pan preview finished by Friday night at the latest.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Time Difference Battle Royal: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Shota Vs Michael Wolf Vs 5th Tiger Mask (Self-Named) Vs Monster Halloween Vs Gundan Hitori
0. Mina Shirakawa DDT First Participation War! Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima
1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
2. Gauntlet Tag Match: Mike Bailey & Antonio Honda Vs Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Keisuke Okuda Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa
3. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2018: Saki Akai & Maki Ito Vs Meiko Satomura & Cassandra Miyagi
4. ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
5. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
6. Soken Holdings Present – Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
7. The Difference In 27 Years Of Age! Representative Director And President (48 Years Old) And Belonging Wrestler (21 Years Old) Waste Blood Washing Conflict Play – Final Settlement Weapon Rumble!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
8. Shigehiro Irie’s Grand Fight: Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii Vs HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs CIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

This is the confirmed match order for the Sumo Hall show.

DDT “TOKYO RAMEN SHOW 2018”, 26/10/2018
Tokyo Komazawa Olympic Park

1. Miyu Yamashita & Hyper Misao Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Azusa Takigawa
2. DDT Ramen-bu Vs ALL OUT!: Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino

A few days after Sumo Hall, DDT will be heading back outdoors for their annual appearance in the Tokyo Ramen Show. Not only will a mat be laid out for some wrestling matches on one of the days but the Ebisuko Tavern will be offering samples of their salty Chinese noodle dish all week during the festival.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title – Wrestling Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki
2. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

Slight update on the DDT Extreme Title Match. HARASHIMA, Shinya Aoki and Gouma Ryu have agreed on calling it a Wrestling Rules match but they are still hammering out the details on the exact ruleset.

The STRONG HEARTS will be at this show as will Yuki Arai, the SKE48 idol who is currently the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018”, 26/10/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic

1. There Is Not Enough Fat! I Do Not Want Such A Thing! Ganpro International No Diet Day Memorial Special Match!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Manami Kanda (Special Referee: Yumehito Imanari)
2. Mr. Showtime Vs Real Tiger Mask!!: Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling’s Great Crazy Party!!: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki

The new team of Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki take on the two faces of Ganbare☆Wrestling.

Moeka Haruhi is now a part of the Ganpro roster. He first match is against one of the early figures Ganpro attempted to build a joshi division around, Manami Kanda. The match-up seems more to be an excuse for Yumehito Imanari to perv over Kanda’s figure again though.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RED ANGEL 2018”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku Again!: Ken Ohka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Ganpro will be running Shin-Kiba 1st RING on the same day as BASARA. As part of the growing feud between Ganpro and Sento Minzoku, Ken Ohka has agreed to wrestle two singles matches on the day. Here in his home promotion he faces the Sento leader Ryuichi Sekine. He will face Minoru Fujita on the BASARA show although that match has not been officially advertised by BASARA yet.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #20” Results

October 12, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #20”, 10/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
220 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. NO TV Match: Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari defeated Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Ishii submitted Shimatani with a Body Strangle Reverse Full Nelson (7:55).
0. NO TV Match: Jason Kincaid & Michael Wolf defeated Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino when Kincaid pinned Iino with the Philosopher’s Stomp (8:46).
1. Shigehiro Irie defeated Mizuki Watase with the Clothesline From Close To His Heart (8:26).
2. Super Sasadango Machine defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock (3:58).
3. MAO, Mike Bailey, Ethan Page & Priscilla Kelly defeated Jun Kasai, Akito, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai when MAO pinned Takanashi after the Michinoku Tornado Driver (11:24).
4. Mote Mote Army Vs Not Mote Army All Out Fight!: Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Shigehiro Irie defeated Makoto Oishi, Yuki Ueno & Konosuke Takeshita when Irie pinned Ueno with the YaroZ Bomber (10:35).
5. Special Single Match: HARASHIMA defeated Keisuke Okuda with the Somato (9:41).
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo defeated Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Sasaki submitted Dieno with La Mistica Cross Facelock (12:56).

Momentum has swung back in Daisuke Sasaki’s favour but it took some creative thinking to win today’s mind game against Danshoku Dieno. When Dieno put him in a Lip Lock, Sasaki pulled down his pants to reveal he was wearing fishnet tights underneath! This distracted Dieno enough for Sasaki to take control and tap out the KO-D Openweight Champion with the Cross Facelock. Sasaki told Dieno after the match that he has gone to the other side of Danshoku today and is now unbeatable! He is now sure he will win the KO-D Title at Sumo Hall. Dieno admits that Sasaki now has what it takes to go the extra mile. Dieno will activate all of his power to stand in Sasaki’s way and crush him! Sasaki ended the show by reminding everyone that DAMNATION still have the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles and the group will all leave Sumo Hall with championships.

Keisuke Okuda didn’t come alone for his match with HARASHIMA. He had HARASHIMA’s next DDT Extreme Title challenger Shinya Aoki backing him up in his corner. There was no foul play and HARASHIMA defeated Okuda with the Somato. Afterwards Aoki scorned Okuda for not having a good match, as usual. Okuda said he knows DDT is the place to be and he will scratch it.

After Okuda left, Aoki asked HARASHIMA what the rules for their Extreme Title match will be. HARASHIMA invited Gouma Ryu, the wrestling lawyer from BASARA, into the ring. Ryu explained that the rules of pro wrestling can be ambiguous. He’d like to meet with Aoki to discuss the exact rules of the match from the number of strikes allowed to how many seconds of illegal behaviour will be accepted before a wrestler is penalised. They’re aiming to have the entire ruleset figured out before the match takes place on the 28th October.

The battle between Mote Mote wrestlers and Not Mote wrestlers began with a surprise when Shigehiro Irie was revealed to be the final member of the Not Mote Army. Together with Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda they isolated Yuki Ueno and beat him with the YaroZ Bomber, although Irie yelled out “Mote Bomber” when he hit the move. Makoto Oishi tried to brush off the loss by asking “The Bachelor” Rintaro Oyaizu if their dinner party was still on. Oyaizu asked to cancel it because the women going are not interested in Oishi’s type. This week’s special guest Akane Takayanagi was then invited to the ring to be asked what was the coolest thing she saw on the show today. She said Irie. Oishi realised Takayanagi is from SKE48, the idol group that currently possess the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. He charged to attack her but Irie knocked him away with the Traffic Accident Tackle. Irie got to take a picture with Takayanagi and shake her left hand as thanks. He then asked her to keep in touch on LINE but she admitted she doesn’t use it. Lastly, Irie decided to make Higuchi the new leader of the YaroZ brand. The next YaroZ show will take place on 14th November.

Priscilla Kelly had a lot of interactions in her match. She licked Saki Akai and kicked Jun Kasai between the legs after he kicked her below the belt. She and Ethan Page dove out of the ring and the Moonlight Express swept up the pieces to win.

MAO was attacked by Sanshiro Takagi (dressed as a panda) after the match and was given a Stunner. Takagi tried to smash MAO through a plastic box but MAO turned the tables and put Takagi through it with the Michinoku Driver II instead. The two went to a stand still, each armed with a broken shard of the box.

The reason Takagi was dressed as a panda was to help out Super Sasadango Machine with some research. Sasadango’s PowerPoint was titled “How To Beat Andreza Giant Panda“. So far Sasadango has learned Andreza’s weakness, Andreza’s finishing moves and the fact that DDT is not going to get sued for animal mistreatment. Now he wanted to simulate a match against the Giant Panda so he asked Takagi to dress up as a panda and act like one in their match. Takagi did so and was in control until Sasadango pulled out bamboo. Takagi was so distracted that Sasadango easily hit the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock and got the victory. Sasadango thanked Takagi for his accurate portrayal of a giant panda. This was exactly the preparation Sasadango needs for Sumo Hall!

To show how seriously Mizuki Watase took his match with Irie, Watase wrestled without a shirt on. He shook Irie by the left hand to start the match but held on to him while they traded Elbow Smashes. Watase gave it all that he got and even hit Irie with a Running Cannonball in the corner. Irie survived the Back Drop and avoided the Tiger Suplex to hit the Beast Bomber. Rather than pin Watase immediately he instead placed Watase’s left hand over his chest. He then hit another Beast Bomber and this time pinned him. Irie, Watase and Jason Kincaid all embraced after the match.

Michael Wolf’s first proper match in Japan ended in victory. He and Jason Kincaid were able to handle Shunma Katsumata but things got difficult when Yuki Iino got in. That didn’t last long though and Kincaid took down Iino with a Diamond Cutter before pinning him with the Philosopher’s Stomp.

The audience ignored Nobuhiro Shimatani’s call for a “Nobu” chant so they could cheer for Yumehiti Imanari instead. Keisuke Ishii’s new Reverse Full Nelson got him another win.

An update on the Dramatic General Election shows that Maki Ito is still leading the singles contest with 627 votes but Masahiro Takanashi and Akito are catching up with 514 and 504 votes respectively. The big change is in the unit election where for the first time DAMNATION has been knocked off the top spot. Shuten-dōji are now in front with 1,058 votes to DAMNATION’s 1,032.

Another Iron Man Title change took place within SKE48 during the show. Yuki Arai won the title from Kaori Matsumura. Arai then announced she will show up at the next DDT Korakuen Hall show on 28th October!