“CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” Results

June 6, 2021

“CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena
4,800 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. STARTING BATTLE KICKOFF ~Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer 10-Woman Tag Match~ Kaya Toribami Debut Match: Mirai Maiumi, Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo defeated Nao Kakuta, Raku, Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami when Maiumi pinned Kiryu with the Lariat (12:29).
0. STARTING BATTLE ~ Staggered Admission Battle Royal: Antonio Honda defeated Masao Inoue with a School Boy (22:31).
Order Of Elimination: Yuna Manase, Makoto Oishi, Yusuke Okada, Shu Sakurai, Yuya Koroku, Yoshiaki Yatsu, Kazuki Hirata, Shuhei Taniguchi & Yuji Hino, Akitoshi Saito, Saki Akai, Mohammed Yone, Toru Owashi and Masao Inoue.
0. STARTING BATTLE MAIN ~ Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Yumehito Imanari defeated Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Shota when Iwasaki pinned Shota with the Vertical Drop Reverse DDT (8:43).
1. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Junta Miyawaki & Kinya Okada defeated Yuki Iino & Toui Kojima when Miyawaki submitted Kojima with a Cross Armbreaker (7:39).
2. 3 Way Tag Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao defeated Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe and Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino when Nakajima pinned Aino with the Diving Senton (8:04).
3. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Takashi Sugiura & Kazushi Sakuraba defeated Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine when Sugiura pinned Sasadango with the Olympic Slam (9:25).
4. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Masa Kitamiya defeated Hideki Okatani with the Jail Hold (2:25).
5. Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi defeated Hikari Noa, Mizuki & Yuki Arai when Itoh submitted Arai with the Itoh Punish (13:02).
6. Match Provided By NOAH: Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada & Hajime Ohara defeated Yoshinari Ogawa, HAYATA & Seiki Yoshioka when Harada pinned Yoshioka with the Katayama German Suplex (13:33).
7. Match Provided By DDT: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao (w/ Mad Paulie) defeated Chris Brookes, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Sasaki submitted MAO with the Crossover Facelock (14:36).
8. DDT Vs Kongo Full Scale 12-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Akito, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya defeated Kenoh, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Manabu Soya, Haoh, Nioh & Tadasuke when Takagi pinned Haoh with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (19:59).
9. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno defeated Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura when Ueno pinned Kiyomiya with the BME (17:51).
10. Princess Of Princess Title – Triple Main Event I: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Yuka Sakazaki with the Crash Rabbit Heat (16:36).
*V1 for Miyu Yamashita.
11. KO-D Openweight Title – Triple Main Event II: Jun Akiyama (c) defeated HARASHIMA by TKO with the Front Neck Lock (18:53).
*V3 for Jun Akiyama.
12. GHC Heavyweight Title – Triple Main Event III: Naomichi Marufuji defeated Keiji Muto (c) with the Tiger King Zero (23:30).
*Keiji Muto fails in V3. Naomichi Marufuji becomes the 35th GHC Heavyweight Champion!

The big supershow came and went without a hitch! DDT, NOAH, Tokyo Joshi Pro and Ganbare☆Pro all worked together to offer their best effort at Saitama Super Arena in front of 4,800 fans. When the three main events were done the three main champions of DDT, NOAH & TJPW entered the ring to thank the fans for coming to see them. Naomichi Marufuji said the CyberFight promotions will energize everyone with the power of pro wrestling. Jun Akiyama thanked everyone for attending even in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. He also thanked the fans watching on WRESTLE UNIVERSE. Last but not least Miyu Yamashita pointed out this was the largest crowd TJPW has performed in front of. She is certain that many people saw TJPW for the first time today and will be happy if any of them will stick around to see more. The entire cast of wrestlers gathered together on the stage for a massive group photo to close out the show.

Only one title changed hands out of the three main event championship matches. On the NOAH side, Marufuji won the GHC Heavyweight Title from Keiji Muto in what was called a “Genius Showdown”. Muto pulled out all the stops to try and win, going far enough to pull out the Moonsault that he retired three years ago! Just as shocking was Marufuji kicking out of the pin. He then got on the attack and unleashed all of his kicking and knee strikes on the champion. Muto tried to block what he could but he fell to the Tiger King Zero and the title now belongs to Marufuji.

DDT’s main event saw Akiyama choke out HARASHIMA to retain the KO-D Openweight Title. Akiyama entered the ring carrying the giant hammer commonly seen in DDT’s hardcore matches as a sign of loyalty to the company. HARASHIMA took the big risk of doing the Swan Dive Somato but Akiyama rolled out of the way. The champion then struck HARASHIMA with a Knee Kick and then dropped him with the Wrist Clutch Exploder. For weeks the Front Neck Lock was the finishing move used by both wrestlers so it was only fitting for Akiyama to sink it in on his opponent until the referee called for the bell. Backstage Akiyama said he has now defeated all of DDT’s icons. Next in line for him is whoever wins King Of DDT. If Akiyama wins the tournament then he promises to nominate Sanshiro Takagi so they can see which of them in their 50s is stronger.

Over at TJPW, Yamashita scored her first Princess Of Princess Title defence by beating Yuka Sakazaki. The match meant a lot to both wrestlers and they brought out their big moves. Sakazaki attempted the Magical Girl 450 Splash but missed, Yamashita hit the Skull Kick but was too tired to go for the pin allowing Sakazaki enough recovery time to reach for a rope break when she was pinned. Yamashita feigned a Crash Rabbit Heat to make Sakazaki flinch, then redirected herself to hit the move from another angle. With her opponent’s defence down, Yamashita hit the move proper for the victory. Yamashita tried to communicate with Sakazaki after the match but got a big slap across the face instead. Sakazaki stormed off while Yamashita celebrated with her title. Backstage Yamashita said she wants TJPW to push even further and aim for their own event at Sumo Hall.

The big DDT Vs NOAH match of the show provided the perfect storm to show two wrestlers going in opposite directions. DDT’s Yuki Ueno is having a banner year while NOAH’s Kaito Kiyomiya is currently going through a rough slump of results. The DDT’s team lived up to Konosuke Takeshita’s promise of getting an overwhelming win over Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura. Takeshita used his power to do a German Suplex to Kiyomiya and his own partner Ueno. A big Dropkick from Ueno to Kiyomiya’s face was the move that captured everyone’s attention and the Best Moonsault Ever sealed the deal. Both of the DDT wrestlers were impressed with Inamura’s power though. This might not be the last time they cross paths. Kiyomiya insists that this current run of bad results is just a passing point for him.

The spirit of DDT was on full display when they went into battle against Kongo. The DDT team led by Sanshiro Takagi were as motivated as ever after Kenoh called the company a place only for wrestlers with side jobs. They armed themselves with many of DDT’s signature weapons: the Dramatic Dream Cycle, the rotary drill, the big hammer and the strongest of them all… Yoshihiko! The big meeting in the ring was when Yukio Sakaguchi and Kenoh faced off. During the chaos Kenoh must have lost his mind because he decided to use the Dramatic Dream to run over Takagi on the ramp! He and Katsuhiko Nakajima continued to beat on Takagi when Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi came to the rescue. Sakaguchi hit Kenoh with the God’s Right Knee. Then, with Yoshihiko’s help, he caught Kenoh in the Sleeper Hold and held him back while Takagi pinned Haoh with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb. Takagi told Kenoh afterwards that he hates him but he will never force him to change his style. Every promotion in CyberFight can do the pro wrestling they want to do. There is only one goal and that is become the No. 1 pro wrestling power in the industry!

DDT’s offer match for the show was DAMNATION taking on the combined power of Chris Brookes & The 37KAMIINA in a trios match. MAO pulled out a firecracker but Daisuke Sasaki ducked and the pop hit Shunma Katsumata instead. DAMNATION went on a tear with Soma Takao using a Hurricanrana to Brookes out of the ring onto everyone outside, Tetsuya Endo then hitting a Swan Dive Shooting Star Press and even Mad Paulie getting involved behind the referee’s back. Sasaki finished MAO off with the Crossover Facelock to give DAMNATION the victory.

There were no heel turns in the NOAH Jr. Heavyweight match. I repeat, there were no heel turns in the NOAH Jr. Heavyweight match! The champion trio of Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada & Hajime Ohara went toe to toe against STINGER. Kotoge & Ohara cut off Yoshinari Ogawa & HAYATA outside the ring while Harada pinned Seiki Yoshioka with the Katayama German Suplex. Harada said it gives his team confidence to go into the match as champions and win.

The SKE48 idol Yuki Arai has gotten a lot of attention with her move into pro wrestling. Today was only her second match but it was still given a big spot on the card given it was her first bout in front of an audience. SKE48 graduate Jurina Matsui was in attendance to see her fight. Arai’s immediate rival Maki Itoh formed the Saitama Itoh Respect Army 2021 to steal the attention away from her. Having Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi on Itoh’s side worked out in the end because Arai almost pinned Itoh with the Finally (Axe Kick). They broke the count then got into a fight with Hikari Noa & Mizuki. With all of them out of the way, Itoh caught Arai in a Crab Hold then twisted it in a different angle to get the submission win. That version of the move is called the Itoh Punish. Jurina cheered her friend on when Arai was helped out of the ring by her partners.

One of the DDT Vs NOAH matches had Masa Kitamiya smash through Hideki Okatani in under three minutes. Okatani put up a fight in that short time but Suplexes, a Lariat and the Jail Hold resulted in Kitamiya getting his hand raised.

The unofficial SUGI & SAKU Titles match is one that Takashi Sugiura will not remember fondly in years to come. Probably not the weirdest thing Kazushi Sakuraba has ever been a part of though, to be honest. Sugiura & Sakuraba wrestled most of the match wearing their custom Super Strong Machine masks anyway. Before the match began, Super Sasadango Machine held a PowerPoint presentation titled “How To Beat Sugiura & Sakuraba”. You cannot beat them under normal conditions but Sugiura-gun are also not used to fighting against comedy wrestlers. The plan then is to make them laugh to throw them off their game. Sasadango brought out plastic bats to play a Guru Guru spinning game but Sugiura attacked him with it instead. Danshoku Dieno wore a mask of actress Takako Tokiwa’s face to seduce Sakuraba but his trap was foiled by an Ankle Lock. Sasadango unmasked in a moment that looked serious, but it was just so he could wear pantyhose on his head. Sugiura was then forced to wear pantyhose over his head too. He pinned Sasadango to end the bout and then apologised to the fans for having them watch a shit match.

The TJPW 3 Way Tag Match involved three teams all in position to get a future Princess Tag Team Titles shot. Kyoraku Kyomei warned that Shoko Nakajima was going to destroy Saitama Super Arena in a kaiju rampage but Hyper Misao would immediately fix it afterwards like the hero she is. The match went wild with Daydream and The Bakuretsu Sisters also involved. Kyoraku Kyomei came out on top in the end. Rika Tatsumi argued that Daydream still won because she and Miu Watanabe did not get pinned. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino said they still had fun despite Aino dropping the fall.

Yuki Iino revealed a new pink wrestling outfit when he came out for the opening match. The NOAH team of Junta Miyawaki & Kinya Okada were determined to start the show off on the right track for their company. Miyawaki made Toui Kojima tap out to get his team the win. Kojima ended up with a dislocated left elbow at some point but continued to fight until the end.

The STARTING BATTLE pre-show consisted of three matches and was home to Ganpro’s matches on the day. The headline bout of this section had Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Yumehito Imanari defeat Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Shota. Everyone involved treated the match as if they were fighting to become the hero of Saitama Super Arena. Iwasaki got the pin and said he is ready to fight with anyone in Ganpro and was proud to do his thing inside this building. Ohka closed out this portion of the show by shouting “We are Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling!”

Antonio Honda was the last person standing in the Battle Royal. The match featured the return to the ring of Yoshiaki Yatsu for the first time in two years. He wrestled with his specailly made prosthetic foot after his right leg was amputated due to worsening diabetes. Yatsu was the first entrant in the match so he wasn’t taking things easy. Wrestlers from DDT, NOAH and Ganpro filled the ring and in the end, Honda used the power of Gongitsune to guide his way to victory.

The very first match of the day was the debut match of TJPW’s newest wrestler, Kaya Toribami. There was very little information about the masked woman given out and a solid performance in the ring today raises some questions. Is this somebody who already has wrestling experience going incognito? For the rest of the field, they could hardly contain themselves to perform in a major venue.


BASARA’s Handling Of Covid, DDT Gets Ready For Sunday’s CyberFight Festival, Irie Becomes Miyako’s Tag Partner

June 4, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 158 ~THE 11TH FOX PRINCE~”, 05/06/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Masato Kamino
2. Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Daichi Kazato
3. FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT
4. Fuminori Abe & Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2A: Minoru Fujita Vs Daiki Shimomura

Following Big Japan’s decision to cancel their shows this week over a Covid-19 breakout in the roster, Takuya Nomura and Kosuke Sato have been pulled from tomorrow’s BASARA shows. Isami Kodaka and Daiki Shimomura are being taken out of their scheduled 3 Way Matches to replace the Big Japan wrestlers.

BASARA “BASARA 159 ~THE 12TH FOX PRINCE~”, 05/06/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
2. Ryota Nakatsu Vs Masato Kamino
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano Vs Fuminori Abe & Daiki Shimomura
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2C: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs SAGAT
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2D: FUMA Vs Isami Kodaka

BASARA has gone back on their decision to allow fans cheering at their shows in order to follow the current Tokyo Metropolitan safety guidelines. However they are using the same guidelines to allow banners and paper streamers again. Also they will no longer disinfect the wresting ring after every match. The guidelines suggest there is low risk of Covid-19 infection from touching surfaces and objects. Spectators are still required to wear masks, stay clean, take their temperatures and have contact information on hand if positive cases do happen.

DDT/NOAH/TOKYO JOSHI PRO/GANBARE☆PRO “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena

0. STARTING BATTLE KICKOFF ~Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer 10-Woman Tag Match~ Kaya Toribami Debut Match: Mirai Maiumi, Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo Vs Nao Kakuta, Raku, Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami
0. STARTING BATTLE ~ Staggered Admission Battle Royal: Yoshiaki Yatsu Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yusuke Okada Vs Yuya Koroku Vs Yuji Hino Vs Mohammed Yone Vs Shuhei Taniguchi Vs Akitoshi Saito Vs Masao Inoue Vs Yuna Manase Vs Shu Sakurai
0. STARTING BATTLE MAIN ~ Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Yumehito Imanari
1. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Yuki Iino & Toui Kojima Vs Junta Miyawaki & Kinya Okada
2. 3 Way Tag Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
3. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Takashi Sugiura & Kazushi Sakuraba
4. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Hideki Okatani Vs Masa Kitamiya
5. Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Hikari Noa, Mizuki & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi
6. Match Provided By NOAH: Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada & Hajime Ohara Vs Yoshinari Ogawa, HAYATA & Seiki Yoshioka
7. Match Provided By DDT: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao (w/ Mad Paulie) Vs Chris Brookes, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
8. DDT Vs Kongo Full Scale 12-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Akito, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya Vs Kenoh, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Manabu Soya, Haoh, Nioh & Tadasuke
9. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura
10. Princess Of Princess Title – Triple Main Event I: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
11. KO-D Openweight Title – Triple Main Event II: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs HARASHIMA
12. GHC Heavyweight Title – Triple Main Event III: Keiji Muto (c) Vs Naomichi Marufuji

Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno see their match against Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura as a battle between the modern generation of DDT and NOAH. Takeshita wants to win the match by a large margin while Ueno wants to prove DDT’s style of wrestling is strong because it is fun. Takeshita is treating the match like it is the main event.

The DDT Vs Kongo 12-Man Tag looks to be focusing on Yukio Sakaguchi and Kenoh. The rest of the DDT squad also take issue with Kenoh’s opinions about their company but Sakaguchi more than any other wants to face off with him. Sanshiro Takagi said the DDT team are all united. Akito threw out a jab by saying Kenoh is the only one out of Kongo that is talking and he’s not convinced that Kenoh wants to be in the match.

Yuki Arai admits to being nervous going into her second pro wrestling match. This will be the first one in front of fans. Maki Itoh is calling her team Saitama Itoh Respect Army 2021. Her partners Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi have been secretly working for her for the last six months. They seem to be okay with it because it is keeping them employed during the pandemic. Either that or they’ve been brainwashed.

GANBARE☆PRO “FACE/OFF 2021”, 12/06/2021
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Ken Ohka & Cherry Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi
2. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase Vs Shota & Miss Mongol
3. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1C: Kouki Iwasaki & Itsuki Aoki Vs Asuka & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Miyako Matsumoto & Shigehiro Irie

Shigehiro Irie has stepped forward to be Miyako Matsumoto’s tag team partner. He says as long as she loves the band Kinniku Shojo Tai as much as he does, they will win.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 2ND ROUND”, 20/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Steak Kuiyagare Presents Special Single Match: Yusuke Okada Vs Big Name X (Special Witness: Kiyoshi Hayashishita)
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H

A steak restaurant is sponsoring a match between Yusuke Okada and a mystery opponent. Why is this such a big deal? Well the restaurant belongs to “Big Daddy” Kiyoshi Hayashishita and he will be at ringside to watch the match. If that name sounds familiar it’s because Kiyoshi is the father of Utami Hayashishita from Stardom. To say she comes from a big family is the understatement of the century.


Video – NOAH Vs DDT From “TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE 2”

May 8, 2021

“TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE 2”, 26/08/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,500 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Kaito Kiyomiya, Daisuke Harada & Junta Miyawaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & Mizuke Watase


Video – The 37KAMIINA Vs Junretsu In Osaka

April 23, 2021

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021 TOUR IN ASAKUSA”, 15/04/2021
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater
120 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Asakusa Specialty! Hana Special 6-Man Tag Match: Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Jun Akiyama, Hideki Okatani & Yusuke Okada


DDT “MAX BUMP 2021 TOUR IN ASAKUSA” Results

April 15, 2021

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021 TOUR IN ASAKUSA”, 15/04/2021
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater
120 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Makoto Oishi defeated Toui Kojima with the Miracle Ecstasy (7:03).
2. Danshoku Dieno & Sanshiro Takagi Vs Akito & Keigo Nakamura ended in a No Contest (6:19).
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Yuya Koroku when Higuchi pinned Koroku with a Shoulder Tackle (9:30).
4. 5 Count Fall Rule: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Endo pinned Hirata with a Hip Toss (0:18).
4a. Rematch: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Endo pinned Hirata with the Shooting Star Press (0:18).
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino defeated HARASHIMA, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya when Sasaki pinned Iino with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (12:55).
6. Asakusa Specialty! Hana Special 6-Man Tag Match: Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Jun Akiyama, Hideki Okatani & Yusuke Okada when Ueno pinned Okatani with the BME (18:34).

DDT welcomed two guests from NOAH over to their show today. Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura sat at ringside to watch Yuki Ueno in the main event. After the match Ueno called them to approach the ring and meet him face to face. They did and things remained calm between the two sides. Kiyomiya said backstage that he wanted to see something from his opponents before “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” takes place in June. He could sense Ueno’s feelings just from looking at him so he has a lot of info to analyze from that alone. Inamura is disappointed that Konosuke Takeshita wasn’t there but that won’t stop him hitting the guy with all his power when the match happens.

Both Chris Brookes and Saki Akai are keeping an eye on each other. Brookes thought he was going to push Akai up another gear today but understands it wasn’t necessary. All he wants to know is if the one in a hundred chance of Akai beating him will show up at Korakuen Hall next month. Akai does wish she did more in the ring today and wonders if she should think more selfishly. She knows she won’t become a double champion if she can’t surpass Brookes’ strength.

Keigo Nakamura met with Hisaya Imabayashi to ask for a shot at the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles. When he said his team is all of the young DDT rookies (Nakamura, Hideki Okatani, Toui Kojima & Yuya Koroku), Imabayashi refused because the four of them have no track record as a team. Nakamura then challenged Sanshiro Takagi directly and he was turned down for the same reason. Akito encouraged Takagi to change his mind but couldn’t get him to do so. Their tag match was then called off when Nakamura followed Danshoku Dieno’s advice to a hilt and both tried to get naked in the ring to show how passionate they are. Imabayashi accepted Nakamura’s argument that he was being passionate and ordered Takagi to accept the challenge.


Kiyomiya Visiting DDT, Yuki Arai Joins TJPW, Ueno Not A Weak Champion

April 14, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THAT’S J-PW”, 15/04/2021
WRESTLE UNIVERSE

1. Maki Itoh Vs Pom Harajuku

The second “THAT’S J-PW” episode airs on WRESTLE UNIVERSE tomorrow.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021 TOUR IN ASAKUSA”, 15/04/2021
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater

1. Makoto Oishi Vs Toui Kojima
2. Danshoku Dieno & Sanshiro Takagi Vs Akito & Keigo Nakamura
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Yuya Koroku
4. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
6. Asakusa Specialty! Hana Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Hideki Okatani & Yusuke Okada Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

NOAH wrestler Kaito Kiyomiya tweeted he will be at the show tomorrow. He wants to have a look at the competition for “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”. He won’t find one of his opponents Konosuke Takeshita there though. He’s over in America wrestling for AEW at the moment.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021 TOUR IN NIIGATA”, 18/04/2021
Niigata Bandaishima Multipurpose Plaza

1. Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino Vs Hideki Okatani & Toui Kojima
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito, Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura
3. Tetsuya Endo Vs Yusuke Okada
4. Gorgeous Matsuno 60th Birthday Commemorative Match: Gorgeous Matsuno, Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. “Celebrity Of Niigata” Super Sasadango Machine Local Triumphant Return!: Super Sasadango Machine, Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

Just to remind everyone, the leader of Junretsu is Makoto Oishi, not Jun Akiyama. However Oishi hasn’t achieved the results that a man with his position should be getting. He can spin that around by winning the KO-D Tag Team Titles with Akiyama right before the Ultimate Tag League 2021 begins. What motivates Akiyama to win is so he can appear on the cover of Weekly Pro-Wrestling again with a cool picture this time. The cover of the current issue shows his head stuck in Danshoku Dieno’s tights and he finds it embarrassing. HARASHIMA is excited to defend the tag titles in Niigata for the first time ever. Yuji Okabayashi is excited to fight against the mighty Akiyama & Oishi. Both Akiyama and HARASHIMA will not let the result of this match shake their confidence going into “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”.

BASARA “BASARA 155 ~GLITTER~”, 20/04/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Daichi Kazato Vs Minoru Fujita, Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
2. 3 Way Match: Fuminori Abe Vs Gouma Vs Yasu Urano
3. FUMA Vs Takato Nakano
4. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT
5. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Masato Kamino

A big test for Takato Nakano fresh off of his match with Isami Kodaka. If it is his time to step up a level then beating FUMA would do that for him.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2021 ~WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR DREAMS~”, 04/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuki Arai Debut Match: Yuki Arai Vs X

This week Tokyo Sports reported that SKE48 idol Yuki Arai was going to attend this weekend’s Tokyo Joshi Pro show in Korakuen Hall. Arai, who in 2018 wrestled a match in DDT and is a former Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion, was expected to announce she was joining TJPW to become an active pro wrestler and her “re-debut” match was taking place on 4th May. TJPW pushed their announcement to today and confirmed the news is true.

Arai’s previous involvement with pro wrestling outside of DDT was with the Tofu Pro Wrestling project where she used the name Bubbly Arai. When she had her match in DDT, Sanshiro Takagi was impressed with her performance and has held discussions with SKE48 management since then over getting her to continue wrestling. Arai wants to work as both an idol and a pro wrestler so for the moment her deal is to wrestle one match a month while Miyu Yamashita helps trains her. She is currently preparing her theme music and wrestling outfit. One of her goals is to avenge losing the Iron Man Title to Maki Itoh. Also attending the show is another SKE48 idol, Jurina Matsui. She will be there to support Arai.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021”, 04/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) Vs X, X, X & X
3. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Chris Brookes (E/c) Vs Saki Akai (I/c)
4. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Soma Takao

Yuki Ueno is taking it personally when Soma Takao calls him a weak champion. He’s beaten some amazing wrestlers in his title reign and he feels bad for them when Takao pinned him at Korakuen last weekend. It’s a frustrating feeling but it made him think. It would be frustrating for Takao is if he loses to the “weak champion” in a main event championship match at Korakuen Hall. So Ueno convinced Hisaya Imabayashi to make the DDT UNIVERSAL Title match the main event of “MAX BUMP 2021”. Takao complained and said he should be fighting the weak champion in the dark match. He agreed to it anyway because he thinks Ueno will only nominate weak replacements if he turned it down. He got under Ueno’s skin further by pouring a drink over his head during the press conference.

The double title match will not have any extra stipulations added to it. Chris Brookes decided it will be a normal singles match after he thought about Saki Akai’s challenge to him last week. He found out Akai last had a singles title match five years ago and she only got the shot by winning a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament. He has a lot of respect for her and wants to show it by facing her in a regular rules match. Akai understands she might lose this match 99 times out of 100 but she will take that chance to become a double champion.

Kikutaro will be on the show. He had trouble travelling to America last month using an ESTA instead of his work visa because it expired. The immigration officer checking him believed he was trying to enter the country illegally to work. Kikutaro claims he was only visiting to sort out a matter with his home in Las Vegas. The result was Kikutaro getting detained for two days and then deported back to Japan. He thinks he was discriminated against and is trying to clear his name through the Japanese Embassy. For now he has to stay in Japan.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KORAKUEN HALL!!”, 09/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yusuke Okada
2. Naomi Yoshimura Return Match: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno & MAO
3. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
4. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino

Naomi Yoshimura gets his wish. Yuki Ueno will be one of his opponents in his return match. DISASTER BOX will be further represented with HARASHIMA involved. There’s no hard feelings over Ueno leaving the unit for The 37KAMIINA. At least I don’t think there is. MAO will do something to annoy them probably.


Yusuke Okada Signs With DDT, Goddess Of YaroZ Returns, Bakuha Koshien Tag Tournament, 1st Cyberfight DDT Vs NOAH Bouts

March 26, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 27/03/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Sakisama (w/ Mei Saint-Michel) Vs Moka Miyamoto
2. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Hyper Misao Vs Mahiro Kiryu, Mirai Maiumi & Suzume
3. Yuki Kamifuku, Marika Kobashi & Arisu Endo Vs Shoko Nakajima, Nao Kakuta & Haruna Neko
4. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Hikari Noa & Sena Shiori
5. Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Pom Harajuku Vs Maki Itoh, Miyu Yamashita & Raku

It’s a packed weekend. You’ll be sick of watching wrestling long before you get to Tampa.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2021 ~DDT 24TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 28/03/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Chris Brookes & Toui Kojima Vs Yusuke Okada & Yuki Iino
2. Soma Takao Vs Hideki Okatani
3. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Akito & Keigo Nakamura
4. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Shinya Aoki, Super Sasadango Machine, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan
5. DDT 24th Anniversary Special Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
6. DAMNATION Vs The 37KAMIINA: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi

As of today, Yusuke Okada has signed a full time deal with DDT! On the DDT side, they were interested in signing him at some point and the deciding factor was when Okada fought Yuki Ueno for the DDT UNIVERSAL Title on 14th March. Sanshiro Takagi was worried that he might have missed the window to sign Okada because as a freelancer he could have gone somewhere else afterwards. Okada admitted he wasn’t thinking about his status with DDT after that match. His only concern was standing out in the ring. He still wants to broaden his wrestling horizons and DDT is a world he doesn’t know about so he will devote himself to find out. His goal for now is to win the UNIVERSAL Title because he is becoming obsessed with surpassing Ueno. It won’t be easy for him so he will build himself up to it step by step so the DDT fans will recognize him. Takagi said the signing of Okada happening so soon after signing Jun Akiyama is just a coincidence. Takagi wants Okada to wrestle everyone in DDT from all generations. If the timing is right then Takagi believes Okada will be active in DDT for a long time.

The date and location for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” will be announced during the show. All that has been said so far is the event will be held in front of fans and is taking place in a first time big venue for DDT.

BASARA “FUMINORI ABE PRODUCE PERFORMANCE”, 28/03/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Takato Nakano Vs Masato Kamino
2. Daiki Shimomura Vs Minoru Fujita
3. Ryota Nakatsu Vs SAGAT
4. Fuminori Abe, Takumi Tsukamoto & X Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
5. Jacket Battle Royal: X Vs X

Isami Kodaka and Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi will be providing commentary for all the matches on the show.

BASARA “BASARA 153 ~THE 10TH FOX PRINCE~”, 28/03/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Daichi Kazato
2. FUMA Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT Vs Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita
4. BASARA Official Rules Jacket Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Fuminori Abe
5. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino

In the Jacket Match rankings, Fuminori Abe is currently 3rd and Isami Kodaka is placed 4th.

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 9 ~THE SAME DAY AND SAME VENUE DECISIVE BATTLE WITH THE FATEFUL BOYZ! NEVER LOSE TO THOSE WHO ARE POPULAR! RAISE UP THE YAROS! SHOW OFF A MAN’S STORY OF BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS!~”, 04/04/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall 1st Floor

The return of YaroZ is bringing in the big guns for their double booked show against BOYZ. “The Goddess Of YaroZ” Tsukasa Wachi will be part of the show as a Round Girl. She has been in two YaroZ events before back in 2017. Matches won’t be announced until the day of the show but the use of a Round Girl suggests a boxing style match will be added.

BASARA “HAMAMATSU SLUDGE BASARA~”, 04/04/2021
Shizuoka Kamikoen General Center

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs SAGAT
2. Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki Vs FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino Vs Yasu Urano & Michio Kageyama
4. Daichi Kazato Vs Minoru Fujita
5. Takumi Tsukamoto, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Fuminori Abe, Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga

The full card for BASARA’s first show for April.

BAKUHA KOSHIEN “BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2021 SPRING”, 02/05/2021
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Bakuha Koshien Spring Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. Bakuha Koshien Spring Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. Bakuha Koshien Spring Tag Tournament – Final – Current Blast Death Match: X & X Vs X & X

A one day tournament is the format for the next Bakuha Koshien show. Four tag teams will be involved and the final is a Current Blast Death Match. Shunma Katsumata & MAO are the first team announced. Atsushi Onita is on the show but no word yet if he is taking part in the tournament.

DDT/NOAH/TOKYO JOSHI PRO/GANBARE☆PRO “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena

1. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Yuki Iino, Keigo Nakamura & Toui Kojima Vs Junta Miyawaki, Kinya Okada & Yasutaka Yano
2. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Rika Tatsumi (c) Vs X
4. GHC Heavyweight Title: Keiji Muto (c) Vs X
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs X

The first two DDT Vs NOAH matches have been made. The big one is Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno from DDT against NOAH’s Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura. There is a little bit of history to this match. Kiyomiya was part of a NOAH team that defeated a DDT team featuring Takeshita & Ueno in a 6-Man Tag match at “TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE 2” back in August 2019. Inamura now wants a piece of them to show how strong his team is. Kiyomiya sees himself in a similar position to Takeshita since both are former heavyweight champions for their promotions and neither will be challenging for a title at the show. Ueno thinks people misunderstand him whenever he says DDT is fun pro wrestling. Fun and strength are two different things but they also go hand and hand together. Ueno wants his team to win to prove DDT is fun, strong and shouldn’t be underestimated. Takeshita also seems to have a chip on his shoulder over any opinion that NOAH is better than DDT.

The other DDT Vs NOAH match is based around the newer wrestlers from both companies. It is confirmed to be the opening match.


Video – Higuchi Vs Kiyomiya From NOAH Global League

November 13, 2018

NOAH “GLOBAL LEAGUE 2018”, 12/11/2018
Hiroshima Industrial Center West Exhibition Hall
402 Fans – No Vacancy

Global League 2018 – Block B: Kaito Kiyomiya Vs Kazusada Higuchi