Nakamura Loses Weight, IRON FIST Finals, All Star Trios Match, Ultimate Party Sponsors

October 15, 2019

DDT “RYOGOKU COLONEL SANDERS 2019”, 19/10/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Keigo Nakamura Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Isami Kodaka Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Cody Hall Vs Yukio Naya
5. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Antono & Yamashita 3 Match Trial: Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita Vs Danshoku Dieno & Mizuki Watase, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno and Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 8-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Asuka
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi

At last Sunday’s show in Osaka, Toru Owashi threw in a shirt like it was a towel to call off the main event when HARASHIMA would not submit to the Walls Of Takeshita. Afterwards Owashi stood up to Konosuke Takeshita and said he will now be teaming with HARASHIMA at this Saturday’s show. Yuki Ueno was originally in that spot but now he is teaming with Kazuki Hirata in the Gauntlet Tag match.

It looks like Keigo Nakamura wasn’t being honest about his weight gain. Last week he announced that he reached his goal of reaching 75kg. Naomi Yoshimura made Nakamura weigh himself again today and they found out he is now actually at 68kg! Somehow he is losing weight instead of gaining it. At least his match with Yoshimura is still going ahead.

BASARA “BASARA 109 ~BANQUET~”, 23/10/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano
3. IRON FIST TAG Titles – IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The final four teams will be fighting to become the first ever IRON FIST TAG Champions!

DDT “PRE ULTIMATE PARTY 2019 ~ READY TO GO! ~RYOGOKU BIG EVE FESTIVAL!!~”, 27/10/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keigo Nakamura
1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Cody Hall & Antonio Honda
2. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 10-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Asuka, Saki Akai
3. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Hiroshi Yamato
5. Next KO-D Tag Team Titles Challenger Battle: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Hardcore 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito Vs FUMA Vs Daiki Shimomura
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 6-Man Tag Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Ken Ohka & Shoko Nakajima Vs HARASHIMA, Isami Kodaka & Yuka Sakazaki

The main event has a 30 minute time limit but is also now best 2 out of 3 falls. The people involved has made this such an all star affair that DDT didn’t want the match to only last for one fall. HARASHIMA is not 100% physically fit after what happened on Sunday but he promises he is 100% mentally ready for this match and also Sumo Hall. Takeshita wants this to be a great match at a global level because it is significant for all of the DDT brands involved.

Daisuke Sasaki welcomes the idea of defending the KO-D Tag Team Titles at Sumo Hall in a Hardcore Match. That means he and the rest of DAMNATION can cheat to their heart’s content. The preview 4 Way at Korakuen Hall is also now a Hardcore match so we may get more examples of what they can do.

Masahiro Takanashi is impressed by how quickly Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura have bonded as a team. When he saw them challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles with HARASHIMA last week, he didn’t see DISASTER BOX but rather HARASHIMA with Nautilus by his side. They will become KO-D Tag Team Champions some day which is why Takanashi & Chris Brookes need to beat them now. Also Takanashi wants to win the Tag Titles so the world will recognise him as Brookes’ DDT partner instead of Maki Itoh.

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG SET!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: X Vs X
0. Under Match – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Yukio Naya Vs Cody Hall Vs Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs SAGAT Vs Pokotan Vs Yoshihiko Vs X
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes
2. Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
3. Souken Holdings Presents Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
4. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
6. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs X & X
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
9. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
11. BLACK OUT Presents KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

The main event is sponsored by DDT’s official energy drink BLACK OUT. The winner receives a 2,000,000 yen prize as well as a year’s supply of BLACK OUT. The Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita match is sponsored by Souken Holdings. The winning team gets a coupon worth 1,000,000 yen for home renovation. This might be a useless prize for Omega because he doesn’t live in Japan anymore.

Michiaki Nakano from Souken Holdings will be at ringside for the pre-show Battle Royal. He likes to attend these matches so he can try and win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. However the belt is currently being held by Kikutaro and he’s living in America now. Hisaya Imabayashi has pledged to bring the Iron Man Title back to Japan in time for the show.


Video – Takeshita/Akito Vs Sasaki/King

September 11, 2019

DDT “PEANUT, YOU CAN GET SOME PROTEIN TOO! 2019”, 07/09/2019
Chiba 2AW Square
117 Fans

Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Uchibo, Tobo, Dai Boso! Chiba Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Puma King (c)


DDT “PEANUT, YOU CAN GET SOME PROTEIN TOO! 2019” Results

September 7, 2019

DDT “PEANUT, YOU CAN GET SOME PROTEIN TOO! 2019”, 07/09/2019
Chiba 2AW Square
117 Fans

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase when Sakaguchi submitted Watase with an Arm Trapped Triangle Choke (11:45).
2. Cody Hall defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Thunder Buster (8:35).
3. Masahiro Takanashi & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya when Yamato pinned Oishi with a Northern Lights Bomb (11:08).
4. Antonio Honda Marunage Match: Poro Poro Master & M Samurai defeated Pero Pero Master & Daniel Nobryan when Samurai submitted Nobryan with a Wrist Lock (1:38).
4a. Rematch: Pero Pero Master & Daniel Nobryan defeated Poro Poro Master & S Samurai when Pero Master pinned Samurai with the Ultimate Pero Pero Driver (9:51).
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno when Paulie pinned Ueno with the Paulie Buster (14:35).
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Uchibo, Tobo, Dai Boso! Chiba Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Puma King (c) when Akito pinned King with a Cradle (16:01).
*Akito becomes the 1,415th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Puma King defeated Akito (c) with a School Boy (7:41 pm).
*Puma King becomes the 1,416th champion.

It looked like ALL OUT was going to finish the show on a happy ending. Akito pinned Puma King in the main event, making him the new Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion. Akito told everyone that ALL OUT was on track to win all of the championships in DDT. All that is left for them to get is the DDT Extreme Title and the KO-D Tag Team Titles. While he was talking to Konosuke Takeshita about putting together a potential DDT Triple Crown match between them, Keigo Nakamura snuck into the ring to try and pin Akito. It failed and Akito gave Nakamura a Michinoku Driver II. Daisuke Sasaki & Puma King then attacked ALL OUT and King pinned Akito with a School Boy to become the champion again. King told everyone that this was the last show of his tour and he is going back to Mexico with the Iron Man Title!

Tetsuya Endo held HARASHIMA in an Achilles Tendon Lock outside the ring while Match #5 reached its conclusion. He held it on for as long as he could after the match ended.

The Marunage match featured a lot of vest tearing, licking and “Yes!” chants. Pero Pero Master came out to a version of “Real American” with different lyrics. Poro Poro Master came out to “Voodoo Child”. M Samurai put Daniel Nobryan in a Wristlock then pulled off his beard for a quick submission victory. Nobryan technically submitted because “Yes!” is all he can say so Yukinori Matsui thought he verbally gave up. A rematch was agreed to but M Samurai didn’t feel like he was up to the task. He stopped wrestling midway through and declared he is now S Samurai! The difference is now used chair attacks and gave Low Blows to his opponents. Nobryan hit Samurai with the Running Knee and Pero Pero Master pinned him with a no handed Pedigree. Pero Pero Master and Poro Poro Master shook hands after the match.

Hiroshi Yamato promoted DDT’s show in Kimitsu City, Chiba on 1st December after he won his match.

Makoto Oishi spoke about his history with Chiba 2AW Square at the start of the show. He said he dyed this venue blue back when he wrestled for K-DOJO and it still looks like home to him.


Video – “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019” Digest Highlights

September 5, 2019

DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019”, 01/09/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2
678 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yukio Sakaguchi, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya Vs Cody Hall, Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Osaka Octopus Cup Battle Royal: Puma King (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Saki Akai Vs Asuka Vs Yuni
3. DD Army Vs ALL OUT!: Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
4. O-40 Title – Recycling Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Ken Ohka
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio & Kazusada Higuchi
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shinya Aoki


DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019” Results

September 1, 2019

DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019”, 01/09/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2
678 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Cody Hall, Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya when Hall pinned Watase with the Thunder Buster (10:15).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Osaka Octopus Cup Battle Royal: Asuka defeated Puma King (c), Masahiro Takanashi, Kazuki Hirata, Mad Paulie, Saki Akai and Yuni (9:16).
2a. Yuni eliminated Puma King (c) with an Inverted Hurricanrana (6:45)
*Yuni becomes the 1,409th champion.
2b. Mad Paulie eliminated Masahiro Takanashi by Pinfall (7:08).
2c. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Mad Paulie by Ring Out (7:51).
2d. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Yuni (c) with the Egoist Driver (8:22).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,410th champion.
2e. Saki Akai eliminated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a School Boy (9:01).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,411st champion.
2f. Asuka eliminated Saki Akai (c) with the ASUKA FANTASY (9:16).
*Asuka becomes the 1,412nd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Asuka (c) with a School Boy (6:34 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,413rd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Puma King defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with the Puma Kingdom (6:35 pm).
*Puma King becomes the 1,414th champion.
3. HARASHIMA & MAO defeated Jun Masaoka & Kouhei Kinoshita when HARASHIMA pinned Kinoshita with the Somato (10:50).
4. DD Army Vs ALL OUT!: Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata ended in a No Contest (14:10).
5. O-40 Title – Recycling Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi (c) defeated Ken Ohka with the Himawari Bomb onto a plastic case (12:40).
*V1 for Sanshiro Takagi.
6. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Ishikawa pinned Yoshimura with the Fire Thunder (17:08).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated Jiro Kuroshio & Kazusada Higuchi when Sasaki submitted Kuroshio with the Crossover Face Lock (17:22).
*V6 for DAMNATION.
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Shinya Aoki by TKO with the Walls Of Takeshita (16:45).
*V2 for Konosuke Takeshita.

Just like in their last singles match, Konosuke Takeshita decided to wrestle barefoot against Shinya Aoki. Takeshita went for the Walls Of Takeshita but Aoki positioned himself into a Triangle Choke. Takeshita powered out of the move by lifting up and slamming down Aoki. He then reapplied the Walls Of Takeshita and kept the pressure until Aoki went unresponsive. Yukinori Matsui stopped the match and declared Takeshita the winner.

Takeshita expressed his sincere gratitude to Aoki after the match. He was then told that the next KO-D Openweight Title defence will be at Sumo Hall on 3rd November. No challenger was decided yet so Takeshita had an idea. Since “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” is bringing together all of the DDT brands, he wants to find out who the absolute best wrestler in DDT is. That means the KO-D Champion and the DDT Extreme Champion should face off in a double title match! Hisaya Imabayashi reminded him that the current Extreme Champion Jiro Kuroshio is defending the title against HARASHIMA and Tetsuya Endo in a 3 Way Match on 29th September. They confirmed that the winner and champion coming out of that match will face Takeshita in Sumo Hall.

Sadly for Kuroshio he didn’t add the KO-D Tag Team Titles to his possessions. He and his “brother” Kazusada Higuchi were defeated by DAMNATION. Higuchi got rid of Soma Takao and left Ikemen to seal the deal. Kuroshio blocked Daisuke Sasaki’s La Mistica Cross Facelock and turned it into a Tombstone Piledriver. However Ikemen’s Moonsault ended badly when Sasaki caught him and applied the Crossover Face Lock for the submission win. Akito came out and challenged DAMNATION for the Tag Titles on 29th September. His partner is the “TV Star” Yuki Iino! He has been away from wrestling the last few months working on a TV drama called No Side Game.

Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura are now called Nautilus. The team impressed Shuji Ishikawa, he called them amazing talents. He also likes tagging with Tetsuya Endo and suggested the idea of the two of them facing off against Sasaki & Takao sometime.

The Recycling Death Match featured plenty of items from DDT’s history. A lot of it was trash left around in storage but some of the items do have some history to them. There was the dojo’s vacuum cleaner from 2015, an office heater from 2016, plastic cases from this year, the bear traps from the 2018 Super Sasadango Machine Vs Jiro Kuroshio match, 200 empty beer cans that they never threw out after one of this year’s earlier Beer Garden shows, Mecha Mummy’s weapons from 2006 and finally a big electric signboard T that was part of a stage prop from DDT’s first ever Sumo Hall show back in 2009. The last one still works. Sanshiro Takagi threw Ken Ohka onto the T with the Spicolli Driver then pinned him with the Himawari Bomb through a plastic case. Takagi and Ohka agreed to repair the T and use it at next year’s Saitama Super Arena show.

The pairing of Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto acted exactly how we thought they would. They got their hands all over Akito & Shunma Katsumata until Yukinori Matsui called off the match.

MAO brought along the two glass globes he has earned so far from the Tenkaichi Jr. tournament in ZERO1. He and HARASHIMA defeated Jun Masaoka & Kouhei Kinoshita. HARASHIMA commiserated his opponents afterwards.

Yuni was able to pin Puma King with a Hurricanrana because all of the other wrestlers in the Battle Royal piled on top of them. Yuni was declared the new Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion but Kazuki Hirata quickly pinned him with the Egoist Driver to win the belt. Saki Akai won it next then Asuka pinned her with the ASUKA FANTASY to win both the title and the Battle Royal itself. Hirata got the belt back after the match with a School Boy then Puma King got the last title switch with the Puma Kingdom.

The debuting Cody Hall showed his strength by throwing around Yukio Sakaguchi, Lariating Yukio Naya and pinning Mizuki Watase with the Thunder Buster.


Budweiser Sponsorship, Recycling Death Match, Cody Hall, (Brand New) BOYZ, Ultimate Party Preparations

August 29, 2019

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 EXTRA EDITION ~SHINKIBA BEER GARDEN ONE NIGHT STAND~”, 30/08/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Asuka Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Saki Akai & Gisele Shaw
2. Tetsuya Endo & Puma King Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
3. Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Ken Ohka
4. Blindfold 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazuki Hirata
5. I Don’t Know If It Is A Lie Or A True Ghost Story Shin Numabukuro Death Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Yukio Naya
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Jiro Kuroshio & Kazusada Higuchi
7. Special Single Match ~Gongitsune Vs Cobra~: Antonio Honda Vs Santino Marella

The Fox and The Cobra face off in the ultimate wrestle of arms!

Budweiser is sponsoring the show so the fans will get the option of drinking Budweiser, Corona Extra and Hoegaarden White.

Yuki Ueno has a chance to take back the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title from Puma King.

DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019”, 01/09/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Yukio Sakaguchi, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya Vs Cody Hall, Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Osaka Octopus Cup Battle Royal: Puma King (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Saki Akai Vs Asuka Vs Yuni
3. HARASHIMA & MAO Vs Jun Masaoka & Kouhei Kinoshita
4. O-40 Title – Recycling Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Ken Ohka
5. DD Army Vs ALL OUT!: Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio & Kazusada Higuchi
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shinya Aoki

The Recycling Death Match will involve weapons and items used in previous DDT and Ganbare☆Wrestling matches that were just left lying around in storage afterwards. An example was used by Sanshiro Takagi when he kept a chair he used at the TAKAYAMANIA show from earlier this week. Ohka’s example is the jacket and ten gallon hat he wore during his absence from Ganpro shows last year.

Cody Hall is the mystery wrestler in the opener. He met Antonio Honda and got along with him because the Gongitsune hand gesture resembles the Wolfpac gesture that Cody’s dad Scott Hall is known for.

DDT “WEEKDAY ASAKUSA PARADISE 2019”, 05/09/2019
Tokyo Hanayashinai Asakusa Flower Theater

1. Mad Paulie Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Vs Danshoku Dieno, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
4. Antonio Honda & Cody Hall Vs Toru Owashi & Akito
5. DAMNATION Vs Pro Wrestling BASARA!: Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Isami Kodaka & Takato Nakano
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO & Asuka
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Puma King Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

MAO is being linked to Konosuke Takeshita for his final matches in DDT before he goes on his English excursion.

DDT “PEANUT, YOU CAN GET SOME PROTEIN TOO! 2019”, 07/09/2019
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Masahiro Takanashi & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
2. Antonio Honda Marunage Match: Pero Pero Master & Daniel Nobryan Vs Poro Poro Master & M Samurai
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase
4. Cody Hall Vs Shunma Katsumata
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
6. Uchibo, Tobo, Dai Boso! Chiba Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Puma King

With Honda absent from the show, Hall goes out on his own against Shunma Katsumata.

DDT “CAMPSITE PRO WRESTLING 2019 ~THE PROMISED NATURE LAND~”, 08/09/2019
Yamanashi Natureland Om

1. Falls Count Anywhere 5 Way 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii Vs Isami Kodaka, FUMA & SAGAT Vs Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa

The campsite match this year also serves as a preview for “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!”. Every team represents a different brand. DDT has HARASHIMA, Honda & Kazusada Higuchi on one team and Takeshita, MAO & Ueno on another. BASARA is sending Isami Kodaka, FUMA & SAGAT rather than wrestlers from just one unit. Last but not least Tokyo Joshi Pro has the newly formed Cat’s Pye squad taking part.

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE ~FOLLOW ME, THE DREAM IS STILL AHEAD~”, 15/09/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Ryogoku Gauntlet Tag Match: Antonio Honda & Riho Vs Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Emi Sakura & Cherry Vs Yusuke Inokuma & MAO Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Saki Akai & Mei Suruga
2. DAMNATION Vs Sanshiro Takagi
3. Kagetora & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno
4. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno

Something will happen between Takagi and all the members of DAMNATION but it’s being kept vague for now.

Yasu Urano will be on the show.

DDT “BEST WESTERN LARIAT SERIES 2019 ~REIWA FIRST BATTLE~”, 22/09/2019
Tokyo Machida Best Western Rembrandt Hotel B1F

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa Vs Rika Tatsumi & Mirai Maiumi

Mirai Maiumi wrestles in DDT for the first time.

BASARA “BASARA 106 ~BANQUET~”, 24/09/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs SAGAT

SAGAT pinned and eliminated Ryuichi Sekine at this week’s Shinkiba show. That is enough of a claim for him to get the next Union MAX Title shot. SAGAT has challenged for the title once before, losing to the previous champion Ryota Nakatsu last November.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP 2019”, 29/09/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: Jiro Kuroshio (c) Vs HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo

The grudge between HARASHIMA and Tetsuya Endo has gotten both of them a title match. They wanted the next shot at the DDT Extreme Title but got in each other’s way. Jiro Kuroshio doesn’t want to wait for a single challenger to be determined so he decided to face both of them at the same time.

BOYZ “(BRAND NEW) BOYZ 1 -DDT SPECIAL EDITION-”, 20/10/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Plump BOYZ: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. MAO UK Expedition BOYZ Send Off Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs MAO
3. Yukihero Pro Wrestling Collaboration Match: Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Yamato

The BOYZ brand is getting a fresh start under Akito’s management. Wrestlers booked on the first show will also be appearing at the SHIBUYA FASHION AWARD-BE Vint-Age 2019 festival the same day to promote a fashion brand called Yukihero Pro Wrestling. The main event will feature the wrestlers involved wearing costumes from that clothing line.

Akito doesn’t remember ever seeing MAO wrestle Takeshita in a singles match so he decided to book it before MAO’s excursion. Kouki Iwasaki is being booked on BOYZ because Akito wants to see him interact with DDT wrestlers more often. Higuchi and Yuki Iino are also being booked despite their alliance to the YaroZ brand. Akito believes there are women at these shows who find those kind of men attractive too. Akito plans to present them in a way that makes them more suitable for the BOYZ brand. DAMNATION wrestlers are disallowed except for Nobuhiro Shimatani because he works under Akito at the Drop Kick Bar.

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG SET!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs X
2. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs X
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs X
4. Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
5. Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs X

DDT: Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi, Makoto Oishi, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Naya, Mizuki Watase, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gorgeous Matsuno, Super Sasadango Machine, Pokotan, Yoshihiko

Tokyo Joshi Pro: Shoko Nakajima, Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Pom Harajuku, YUMI, Himawari Unagi, Mahiro Kiryu, Mirai Maiumi, Suzumi, Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa, Raku, Yuna Manase, Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa, Natsumi Maki, Mizuki, Sakisama, Misao

BASARA: Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryota Nakatsu, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Yusuke Kubo, Daichi Kazato, SAGAT, Fuminori Abe, Daiki Shimomura, Takato Nakano, Masato Kamino

Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Keisuke Ishii, Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki, Shota, Shuhei Washida, HARUKAZE

Other: Kenny Omega, Riho, Jiro Kuroshio, Chris Brookes, Asuka, Hiroshi Yamato, Yasu Urano, Minoru Fujita, Miss Mongolia

81 wrestlers in total have been booked for the show and each promotion’s main championship will be defended in their own matches.

Kenny Omega returns to wrestle in DDT after a five year absence. A lot has changed since then but for now the people he wanted in his match are his biggest rival (Honda), his first tag partner (Riho, not “him”) and the wrestler who possibly might have caught his attention the most (Miyu Yamashita). Will there be more coming out of this? Wouldn’t be a party without surprises, would it?


DDT “SUMMER VACATION MEMORIES 2019” Results

August 25, 2019

DDT “SUMMER VACATION MEMORIES 2019”, 25/08/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,195 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani, Masahiro Takanashi & Yukio Naya and Mizuki Watase & Naomi Yoshimura when Katsumata pinned Shimatani with the ¡Hasta la vista! (8:31).
2. Calbee & Frito Lay Collaboration Match ~Love And Potato Snacks Save The Earth~: King Potato Chips & Dragon Potato Mask (w/ Noriyuki Ishibashi) defeated Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Yamato when Dragon submitted Hirata with the Dragon Potato Sleeper (8:57).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Summer Jumbo Special Two Big Singles Match: Puma King defeated Yuki Ueno (c) with the Avalanche Power Bomb (13:43).
*Puma King becomes the 1,408th champion.
4. Asuka & Makoto defeated Saki & Su Yung by Disqualification when Yung attacked the referee (8:38).
5. Summer Jumbo Special Two Big Singles Match: Shinya Aoki defeated Makoto Oishi with a European Clutch (8:30).
6. HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo when HARASHIMA pinned Endo with a Modified Jackknife Pin (13:17).
7. Konosuke Takeshita’s Summer Measures Against Shinya Aoki!: Konosuke Takeshita, Yukio Sakaguchi, Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda defeated Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine, MAO & Santino Marella when Takeshita pinned Sasadango with a Cradle (12:25).
8. DDT Extreme Title – Ladder Match: Jiro Kuroshio (c) defeated Daisuke Sasaki when Kuroshio grabbed the title belt (21:43).
*V1 for Jiro Kuroshio.

In the days leading up to the show, all Jiro Kuroshio said for his DDT Extreme Title defence against Daisuke Sasaki was it would be a Ladder Match. When the belt was handed over to be hung above the ring, the match began and it didn’t take long for more than one ladder to be brought in. One ladder was lodged into the other horizontally with the other end placed on the middle rope. Kuroshio ended up Power Bombing Sasaki onto that ladder. But Sasaki got some big help when he put Kuroshio in La Mistica Crossface Lock. When Kuroshio reached over and grabbed the rope, Nobuhiro Shimatani used wrist tape to stick Kuroshio’s hand to it. Help for Kuroshio came when his “brother” Kazusada Higuchi cut him free from the tape so he could stop Sasaki from grabbing the belt. Kuroshio grabbed Sasaki and put him through a table with an Avalanche Death Valley Driver! Another table was placed on top of both ladders beneath the belt. Sasaki tried to give Kuroshio the Pedigree onto it but Kuroshio countered it with the Implant. He must of had faith that the table wouldn’t break because it was still in one piece and stable enough for Kuroshio to pull down the belt and win the match.

Kuroshio celebrated his first title defence and told everyone today is his first main event in Korakuen Hall as a freelancer. He was told his next defence is scheduled for 29th September. Both Tetsuya Endo and HARASHIMA stepped into the ring both asking for a title shot. Endo said he beat Kuroshio in the first D-Ou Grand Prix while HARASHIMA is interested in becoming the Extreme Champion again. Hisaya Imabayashi offered to make a No. 1 Contender match but instead Kuroshio asked for a 3 Way Match!

If the semi-main event was supposed to prepare Konosuke Takeshita for next week’s KO-D Openweight Title defence, you wouldn’t have noticed. Danshoku Dieno claimed that everyone in the match was picked to hone Takeshita’s skills, especially Santino Marella with his judo background. But when the match went ahead nobody would tag in Takeshita. MAO fought with Sanshiro Takagi but all the attention moved to Marella facing off against Antonio Honda. To be more clear, the attention was on The Cobra against Gongitsune! The Cobra struck first but Gongitsune got Marella in the eyes. Takeshita finally tagged in when he made his own Gongitsune hand sign to get Honda’s attention. Dieno positioned himself in the corner to open up Hell’s Gate and the Cobra was thrown into it. The result was Marella’s Cobra going out of control until Super Sasadango Machine threw his mask over it and encouraged everyone else to pull down their tights and throw them on top too. Even Yukio Sakaguchi agreed to help out that way. But the Cobra burst out and struck Sasadango. Takeshita took advantage and pinned Sasadango to win.

After the match Honda told Marella that his fox wants to eat the cobra. Marella called him crazy if he thinks the fox can beat the cobra. A match between Honda and Marella will now take place on 30th August. Next up Pokotan suddenly appeared on the ring apron gesturing for Takeshita’s attention. It was a distraction and Shinya Aoki ambushed Takeshita from the other side with a Sleeper Hold. Aoki choked out Takeshita and took a picture of his unconscious body with his phone.

The hatred between HARASHIMA and Endo grew larger when HARASHIMA pinned Endo in their tag match. It looked like it was going to be a DAMNATION victory when Endo put HARASHIMA in the Modified Yurikamome Hold. Soma Takao had Higuchi held back but couldn’t do anything when HARASHIMA suddenly countered Endo’s submission hold into a Jackknife Pin for the surprise three count. Endo attacked HARASHIMA after the match and got some stomps in.

Aoki had a respectful match with Makoto Oishi. He went hold for hold with him in a match that was mostly kept on the mat. Oishi even surprised Aoki with some escapes. The end came with Aoki catching Oishi with a European Clutch, a move that Oishi himself has used to win matches. Oishi was disappointed with the loss but will leave it up to Takeshita to beat Aoki on 1st September.

Nothing could prepare Asuka & Makoto for the horrors they were about to face. From the moment the demonic pair of Saki & Su Yung entered the ring, things got scary. They cared more for trying to bite and eat their opponents than wrestle them. Yung blinded Asuka with Poison Mist then Daisuke Kiso tried to break things up. Saki & Yung responded by biting Kiso’s arms, causing a disqualification. Saki & Yung then turned their attention on the trainees and attendants at ringside, assaulting them with bites and Poison Mist.

“The Coolest Cat” is now the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion! When Puma King made his entrance, he climbed the entrance gate and stayed there waiting for Yuki Ueno to come out. He then jumped onto Ueno during his entrance. In the ring Puma King blocked Ueno on the top rope and hit an Avalanche Power Bomb for the victory. Puma King said his title win today means he is the best. His next goal is to win the KO-D Title because he is the best! Ueno said backstage that he will try to win the title back when Puma King falls asleep. The only problem is he doesn’t know what hotel Puma King is staying at.

The masked snack wrestlers King Potato Chips & Dragon Potato Mask returned for their second match in DDT. This time they were joined by Noriyuki Ishibashi, the Frito Lay employee who created the gimmicks. He also went to university with Antonio Honda who was definitely not part of this match. Kazuki Hirata decided to take Ishibashi hostage during the match but Dragon Potato Mask calmed down the situation by telling a story. Time slowed down as Hirata and Ishibashi leaned towards each other for a kiss but Hiroshi Yamato broke them up. The snack wrestlers hit Double Bionic Elbows and Dragon Potato Mask made Hirata submit to the Dragon Potato Sleeper. The winning team was awarded with a year’s worth of Calbee and Frito Lay snacks.

A chaotic 4 Way Tag opener was won by Akito & Shunma Katsumata. Akito used the Gourdbuster/Moai Of Easter on Shimatani and Katsumata finished him off with the ¡Hasta la vista!

Some big announcements were made for “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” at Sumo Hall on 3rd November. A grand total of 81 wrestlers representing all forms of DDT were revealed to be on the show. The biggest surprise is the return of Kenny Omega! He & Riho will take on Miyu Yamashita & Antonio Honda in a match that Omega himself requested. He calls Honda one of his biggest rivals, refers to Riho as his first tag partner (“Even before him”) and is excited to see Yamashita for himself.

Antonio Honda announced that his mystery partner for 1st September is Cody Hall! He explained that Hall loves his Gongitsune hand sign.  Imabayashi had to explain to Honda that Gongitsune resembles the “Too Sweet” hand gesture that Cody’s father Scott Hall is famous for. Hall agreed and said he went with Honda because he saw the Wolfpac sign.

MAO announced he will be going on an overseas excursion to England at the end of October. He does not have an exact date for his return but he expects to be gone for the rest of the year. He promised not to immediately quit DDT when he comes back.