DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 6 ~YUKINORI MATSUI REFEREE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT RUT~” Results

May 26, 2019

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 6 ~YUKINORI MATSUI REFEREE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT RUT~”, 26/05/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2
687 Fans – No Vacancy

1. GENERATION BATTLE ~Young Communication Generation Vs DNA Generation~: Akito, Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata defeated Kota Umeda, MAO & Mizuki Watase when Hirata pinned Watase with the One Shot Miracle Cradle (7:37).
2. Favourite Mixed Tag Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni defeated Saki Akai & Asuka, Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida, Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani and Hiroshi Yamato & Shunma Katsumata (8:18).
2a. Hiroshi Yamato & Shunma Katsumata eliminated Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga by Ring Out (1:53).
2b. Saki Akai & Asuka eliminated Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani by Ring Out (2:55).
2c. Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida eliminated Hiroshi Yamato & Shunma Katsumata by Ring Out (3:31).
2d. Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida eliminated Saki Akai & Asuka by Ring Out (4:12).
2e. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni eliminated Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida by Ring Out (8:18).
3. Special 6-Man Tag Match Of Genius People: Toru Owashi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Billy Ken Kid defeated Super Sasadango Machine, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Iino (w/ Pokotan) when Hiroshi pinned Sasadango with an F5 Turnback (0:18). (Special Referee: Danshoku Dieno)
3a. Rematch: 3. Toru Owashi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Billy Ken Kid defeated Super Sasadango Machine, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Iino (w/ Danshoku Dieno & Pokotan) when Kid pinned Oishi with the Koumori Tsuri Otoshi (5:26).
4. Get The New Glory! Special Tag Match: HUB & Isami Kodaka defeated Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when HUB pinned Ueno with the Arumaka Shuryo (11:38).
5. Gongitsune Vs US Freelance Special Single Match: Antonio Honda defeated Kikutaro with the Diving Fist Drop (12:05).
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match ~Wadachi~: Yukio Sakaguchi, Tsubasa & Jinsei Shinzaki defeated Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when Sakaguchi pinned Paulie with the God’s Right Knee (13:13).
7. Master Vs Skill ~ Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Yasu Urano with La Mistica Cross Facelock (13:31).
8. Super Space Time Wars Kaientai DX Vs Kishiwada Brigade ~ Special Tag Match: Dick Togo & MEN’S Teioh defeated Magnitude Kishiwada & Buffalo when Togo pinned Buffalo with a School Boy (19:45).
9. Special Tag Match ~Dramatic Dream~: Konosuke Takeshita & HARASHIMA defeated Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi when Takeshita pinned Higuchi with the German Suplex (27:14).

Referee Yukinori Matsui celebrated his 25th anniversary in the business with a special show featuring DDT and Osaka talent. The main event featured Shigehiro Irie’s first match back in DDT since “DDT IS COMING TO AMERICA” in April. His interactions with Konosuke Takeshita stood out in the match. Takeshita gave Irie a Brainbuster on the entry ramp. Later on Irie cut off Takeshita’s Fable by hitting him with the Traffic Accident Tackle in mid-air! HARASHIMA got rid of Irie by hitting a Flying Double Knee Strike to the outside. Takeshita was able to hit the Fable on Kazusada Higuchi. He then pinned him with the German Suplex.

Takeshita said after the match he did not want to shake hands with Higuchi or Irie. Especially Irie because he was the one to end his record breaking KO-D Openweight Title reign over a year ago. However fighting him today reminded Takeshita that Irie is a rival and what he would like is to fight him again someday. Irie said he is happy with how much everyone has grown since he left DDT. He came here today to celebrate Matsui’s career and take another group photo with him.

The semi-main event was a scrap between Kaientai DX and the Kishiwada Brigade. A ringside brawl left Dick Togo & MEN’S Teioh both bleeding from their heads. Togo and Magnitude Kishiwada then brought in chairs and took turns hitting each other over the head with them. Kishiwada put Togo through a table with a Diving Body Press to the outside. Buffalo didn’t come out in one piece either. His mask was torn up and he too was busted open by Teioh. A collision between him and Kishiwada led to Togo getting the pin on Buffalo with a School Boy. The result angered Kishiwada so much that he gave his partner a Lariat before leaving the ring.

Kikutaro misunderstood what the show was and thought it was supposed to be Matsui’s funeral.

Matsui spent so many days putting this show together that Super Sasadango Machine wanted to give him a break. So Danshoku Dieno became the referee for Match #3. Sasadango went to give Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi the F5 but Hiroshi fell on top of him and immediately pinned him. Hisaya Imabayashi demanded a restart with Matsui as the ref again. The match went on as normal. Well as normal as a match with this lot could be.

Kuishinbo Kamen sent a video message apologising for missing the show because of an injury.


DDT “GOLDEN DDT THEATER 2019” Results

May 25, 2019

DDT “GOLDEN DDT THEATER 2019”, 25/05/2019
Kitazawa Town Hall
201 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Kota Umeda defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the PK (7:09).
2. 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi and Hiroshi Yamato when Owashi pinned Oishi with La Magistral Cradle (8:08).
3. Masahiro Takanashi & Asuka defeated MAO & Mizuki Watase when Takanashi pinned Watase with a Cradle (9:54).
4. Shunma Katsumata Return Battle: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Yoshimura pinned Katsumata with the Shonenba (15:31).
5. Soma Takao defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Egoist Driver (9:58).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Yogi Yogi Death Match: Akito defeated Antonio Honda (c) with the Scorpion Lock (13:02).
*Antonio Honda fails in V1. Akito becomes the 45th DDT Extreme Champion!
7. Yukio Sakaguchi, HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Higuchi pinned Paulie with the Doctor Bomb (13:06).

DAMNATION used Mad Paulie’s collar and leash to choke Yukio Sakaguchi with. However Sakaguchi was able to render Daisuke Sasaki useless with a Sleeper Hold, hit Paulie with the God’s Right Knee and got rid of Tetsuya Endo with an Apron PK outside the ring. HARASHIMA kept a look out while Kazusada Higuchi pinned Paulie with the Doctor Bomb. Sakaguchi told Endo he wants to kill him right now but he’d rather wait until their match at Matsuyama. Endo feels the same way. He said the KO-D Openweight Title means everything to him because he won it from Sasaki.

The DDT Extreme Title match featured a stipulation that starts off peacefully but descends into mayhem if something goes wrong. Antonio Honda and Akito wrestled each other while bystanders Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Konaka = Pale One would meditate and do yoga next to them. The slightest touch to either Hiroshi or Konaka would send them into a rage and result in a sudden attack before they returned to meditating. The provoked attacks would continue until Hiroshi and Konaka touched each other, leading to a fight between themselves. When this happened Honda had enough space in the ring to hit the Diving Fist Drop to Akito. He went for the pin but Hiroshi broke it with the Yoga Ye to Honda! Akito put Honda in the Scorpion Deathlock and made Honda tap to win the Extreme Title. The trainee at ringside, Nakamura, accidentally made contact with Hiroshi and Konaka after the match. He suffered the consequences.

Akito thanked Honda for the match and was ecstatic to become the Extreme Champion again after five years. Asuka congratulated Akito and asked for a title match. She is starving for a championship ever since she lost the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Hisaya Imabayashi loved the idea and wants the match to happen at Ota Ward on 15th July. However Akito struggled to accept it and even argued with Imabayashi over the idea. He eventually gave in and will put the belt on the line against Asuka at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”.

Soma Takao already had Kazuki Hirata beaten with the Gin And Tonic. He decided to add insult to injury by pinning Hirata with his own finisher, the Egoist Driver!

The returning Shunma Katsumata took the fall in Match #4. Konosuke Takaeshita said he’s been annoyed by how much Katsumata’s career had stalled this year because of his injuries. He asked him to do his best to start again from scratch. Katsumata promised to do that and also to do his best for ALL OUT’s upcoming series with the Sendai Girls.

It was announced that Chris Brookes will get a KO-D Title shot at the 21st July Korakuen Hall show.

Higuchi found out he will be facing Yukio Naya on 30th June. When they met in the ring for the announcement Naya shoved Higuchi. Naya doesn’t care about his bloodline. He wants to show everyone his power under his own terms.


Video – Yoshiaki Yatsu’s First DDT Match

May 23, 2019

DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS MAX BUMP 2019”, 28/04/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,130 Fans – No Vacancy

Legendary Wrestler Yoshiaki Yatsu First Match In DDT: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Hiroshi Yamato


Fit & GO, Yogi Yogi Death Match, Mascot Grudge, Wrestle Peter Pan Matches

May 21, 2019

DDT “ROJO PRO WRESTLING IN FIT & GO KANNAI STORE”, 22/05/2019
Kanagawa Fit & GO Kannai Store

1. Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

30 fans will be let into the Fit & GO shop and given a free day pass for the latest Rojo Pro Wrestling match.

DDT “GOLDEN DDT THEATER 2019”, 25/05/2019
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Kota Umeda Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. MAO & Mizuki Watase Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Asuka
3. 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Hiroshi Yamato
4. Soma Takao Vs Kazuki Hirata
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi
6. Shunma Katsumata Return Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
7. DDT Extreme Title – Yogi Yogi Death Match: Antonio Honda (c) Vs Akito

The Yogi Yogi Death Match will feature Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Konaka = Pale One as two yogis meditating inside the ring. The rule is Antonio Honda and Akito are not allowed to disturb the meditation. If they do, Hiroshi and Konaka will not hesitate to attack them in a fit of rage.

DDT “SAKI AKAI TRIUMPH! ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOJI~”, 15/06/2019
Kyoto KBS Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi Marunage Match ~ DDT Yuru-chara Rebellion: Doradori-kun Vs Pokotan

Kazusada Higuchi has a Marunage match but is unable to appear in Kyoto for this show. His idea is to bring back DDT’s first mascot character Doradori-kun for a match against the current mascot Pokotan. Doradori-kun made his appearance looking much larger than he did previously but was attacked by Pokotan with a chair! Pokotan wrote several messages to get its point across. The messages were “I’ll kill you!”, “Kyoto will be your graveyard!” and “I am the No. 1 DDT Yuru-chara!”

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

1. Windmill Suplex 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki Vs Yukio Naya
2. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Danshoku Dieno
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

The only guaranteed spot in the main event belongs to Konosuke Takeshita. The KO-D Openweight Title could change hands if either Yukio Sakaguchi beats Tetsuya Endo on 2nd June or if the last remaining Right To Challenge Gauntlet (currently held by Sanshiro Takagi) gets successfully cashed in.

Yoshiaki Yatsu and Chris Brookes will be on the show.


DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2019 THE FINAL!!” Results

May 19, 2019

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2019 THE FINAL!!”, 19/05/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
979 Fans

0. Under Match: Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks defeated Gota Ihashi & Nobuhrio Shimatani when Starks pinned Shimatani with a Spear (6:32).
1. Akito, Masahiro Takanashi, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai defeated Antonio Honda, Toru Owashi, Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi when Akito submitted Sasadango with the Figure 4 Leg Lock (7:09).
2. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Kazusada Higuchi with a Lariat (8:41).
3. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (12:49).
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Scramble Bunkhouse Hardcore 5 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi defeated MAO, Yuki Ueno, Kota Umeda and Naomi Yoshimura when Takagi pinned Ueno with a Cradle (8:00).
*Sanshiro Takagi defends his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
-. KO-Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Shooting Star Press (18:14).
*V2 for Tetsuya Endo. Keisuke Ishii cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
5. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie by Knockout when Sakaguchi knocked out Endo with the God’s Right Knee (1:13).
6. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Handicap Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto when Sasaki submitted Hirata with La Mistica Cross Facelock (11:46).
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Soma Takao with the Fable (21:11).

When it comes to tournaments, the last six months have been a dominant one for Konosuke Takeshita. He now adds the King Of DDT to his 2019 collection along with the D-Ou Grand Prix and New Year’s Shuffle Tag Tournament. In the final Takeshita defeated Soma Takao, ending DAMNATION’s three year iron grip on the competition. He kicked out of the Official Endless Waltz and also the Reverse Gory Special Bomb. The big reversal in fortune came when Takeshita countered a top rope Gin And Tonic into an Avalanche Canadian Destroyer. From there he hit a Lariat, a Zehi Knee Strike and then the Fable to win. With this victory Takeshita now has a KO-D Openweight Title shot at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” on 15th July. He doesn’t know who if he will face Tetsuya Endo or Yukio Sakaguchi for the title but either way there will a break in the new era. He will either have to fight the glamorous high flying of Endo or the killer aura of Sakaguchi. Either one will be an exciting path for him. In the end, Takeshita says he will be the one to choose this new era. The new era of Konosuke Takeshita will begin at Ota Ward Gymnasium on 15th July! For Takao his dream of main eventing Ota Ward is over. That is unless he can win the last remaining Right To Challenge Gauntlet…

The Canadian Destroyer being used as a counter for the Gin And Tonic was something that haunted Takao throughout the show. A big version from Takeshita ended his hopes of winning the final but in the semi-final HARASHIMA also hit the counter on Takao in the middle of the ring. However Takao had HARASHIMA scouted and he countered the Somato into the Official Endless Waltz for a nearfall. When the two got back up Takao did a High Kick and dropped HARASHIMA with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb for the win.

The earlier semi-final left both Takeshita and Kazusada Higuchi drawing blood from each other. Takeshita got a bloody nose from a Headbutt while Higuchi bled from the mouth after some late strikes. The match ended with a Lariat duel. Higuchi hit first but Takeshita hit harder and that gave him the win.

A 2 Vs 1 Handicap Match gave us a preview for next month’s KO-D Tag Team Title match. The outcome does not look so good for the challengers. Daisuke Sasaki had his hands full by dealing with both Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto but Donaruto’s lewd antics took the match in a different direction. For his big spot Donaruto stripped out of his gear and wore nothing but a gold thong underneath. Whatever he tried to do, the plan backfired and Hirata took the brunt of the attack instead of Sasaki. What little hope the team had left vanished when Donaruto missed the McFly Bomb and Sasaki trapped Hirata with La Mistica Cross Facelock to get the submission. Hirata apologised to Donaruto backstage for the poor teamwork but he noticed something when Donaruto spoke back to him. Donaruto’s voice wasn’t as low as it was before. Is he slowly turning back into Hirata’s old roommate from the Kobe dojo? Hirata remembers taking a picture with him pretending to be tag team champions back when they lived together. Maybe they can make that a reality on 2nd June after all.

The fifth match of the show was ready to begin when Keisuke Ishii suddenly came out. He lived up to his promise to cash in his Right To Challenge Guantlet. However to him it made no sense to get his title shot after Tetsuya Endo’s match when Endo would be too tired. That would make the winning the KO-D Title meaningless in his mind. So instead he was cashing in his title match now before the tag bout could begin! Despite the noble intentions, Ishii was unable to beat Endo. The champion kicked out of the Tiger Suplex and dodged the Kneel Kick. Ishii kicked out of the Torture Rack Bomb but was put away with the Shooting Star Press.

Endo got on the microphone to brag about his victory but he completely forgot that Yukio Sakaguchi was still at ringside waiting for their tag match to begin. From out of nowhere Sakaguchi ran in and hit Endo from behind with the God’s Right Knee. The tag match was officially declared to have begun while Sakaguchi had Endo locked in a Sleeper Hold. Mad Paulie tried to save his partner but Sakaguchi got rid of him with the God’s Right Knee. One more God’s Right Knee struck an exhausted Endo and Daisuke Kiso ruled he was unable to continue. I’m not even sure Mizuki Watase did anything of note, the win was all Sakaguchi’s.

Sanshiro Takagi was dared by the younger generation of wrestlers to put his Right To Challenge Gauntlet on the line in a 5 Way Match. Before the match begun it was announced that the match would also be fought under Scramble Bunkhouse Hardcore rules. Everyone begun the match starting at a different part of Korakuen Hall but when the bell rang Takagi was immediately targeted by the other four. For the most part it felt like a Handicap Match. MAO broke plastic cases over Takagi’s head, Kota Umeda put him through a table and the two of them were aided by Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Ueno for a Tower Of Doom Suplex spot to Takagi. Ueno then turned on the others by smashing a case over Yoshimura and attacking the rest with a chair. Ueno went for the Diving Body Press but Takagi used another plastic case to break Ueno’s fall then rolled him over for the three count. Takagi celebrated by hitting a Diving Press onto one more plastic case next to the stage. He said backstage that all of his opponents are stronger than him but they are also really bad friends so he saw Ueno’s betrayal coming.

Antonio Honda damaged his right hand and was unable to do the Gongitsune effectively. He tried doing it with his left hand but the move was still underpowered. His solution was to summon Toru Owashi, Makoto Oishi and Danshoku Dieno to form an Avengers Gongitsune for one big powerful attack! It was so powerful that Saki Akai could not block it. Unfortunately the attack missed its target and Super Sasadango Machine took the blow. Akito then made Sasadango submit to a Figure 4 Leg Lock. Akito says he is physically and mentally ready for the DDT Extreme Title match with Honda. He just has to wait for Honda to choose the match stipulation.

In the pre-show match Ricky Starks got to show off his vocal skills by singing “Livin’ la Vida Loca” while doing the Old School rope walk on Gota Ihashi. Mike Rollins took care of Nobuhrio Shimatani while Starks pinned Ihashi with a Spear.

Some more matches were announced for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”. DDT’s newest signing Yukio Naya will take on Hideki Suzuki. Naya says he is close with Suzuki so he is glad to get a singles match with him. The other new match is Danshoku Dieno Vs Shinya Aoki!

Chris Brookes will be wrestling in DDT throughout June and July as part of DDT’s relationship with Fight Club: PRO. He was introduced in a video parodying the Time’s Up teasers New Japan have been showing on their events lately. This was done to make fun of Brookes being a popular guess for that reveal. Takagi said he met Brookes in New York and was surprised with what he saw in him. He thinks Brookes can do a better job of making DDT more exciting than the current young wrestlers in the company. If the younger Japanese wrestlers can’t do this job then Takagi has no problem with relying on the young foreigners instead.


DDT “ROJO PRO WRESTLING IN GRANDUO KAMATA” Results

May 10, 2019

DDT “ROJO PRO WRESTLING IN GRANDUO KAMATA”, 10/05/2019
Tokyo Granduo Kamata
??? Fans

1. Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito, HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura and Makoto Oishi & MAO (w/ Danshoku Dieno) when Higuchi pinned Oishi with a Canadian Backbreaker Drop onto a table (42:32).

The latest in DDT’s outdoor shenanigans had them put together a 4 Way Tag match inside the Granduo Kamata shopping centre. The day began up on the roof where a small futsal court is located. The four teams were introduced and ready to start the match when Danshoku Dieno entered the court carrying a football. He wanted everyone to have a kickaround instead of fighting each other.

A fun game was played but when the goals started being scored, the wrestlers started getting agitated over bad tackles including one from Makoto Oishi to Konosuke Takeshita that Takeshita said was certainly a foul. The game fell apart when the wrestlers attacked each other and we were back to the wrestling match.

The match found its way to the Beauty & Relaxation centre on the 8th floor. HARASHIMA put MAO in a Rolling Cradle while Akito used some products to mess with Oishi’s hair.

MAO escaped from HARASHIMA to fight Naomi Yoshimura at the entrance to a restaurant. Akito cut off MAO and put him in a Figure 4 Leglock, starting a chain of submission holds between all the wrestlers.

Next up was a book store where Sanshiro Takagi warned everyone to be quiet. He then found a ring bell, snuck up behind the others and hit the gong by their ears. Takeshita lifted Takagi up into a Torture Rack and carried him out of the store.

Another chain of submissions was created over in the fashion section, this time a chain of Necklocks. Dieno took the opportunity to go down the chain giving everyone the Danshoku Nightmare. He then created the Danshoku Hell Car with Oishi until Pokotan showed up and gave Dieno a Low Blow. It was explained that the Hell Car was rolling towards Shibata Station and Pokotan prevented them from going out to the street into public.

They got no further than to the concourse where Takagi slammed Oishi onto some cardboard boxes with the Spicolli Driver. Kazusada Higuchi also gave Takeshita a Brainbuster onto another pile of boxes. Everyone then found a white sofa to do moves onto like Yoshimura Suplexing MAO onto it then MAO giving Akito the Michinoku Driver.

HARASHIMA took control and had Takeshita where he wanted him after a Buzzsaw Kick. But Dieno reappeared and gave HARASHIMA the Lip Lock. Oishi brought out a Ladder and had Dieno put himself in the Hell Gate position on it. Yoshimura, Takagi, MAO, Akito and Pokotan were all thrown into the Hell Gate but HARASHIMA blocked Oishi and threw him into Dieno’s rear end too. Higuchi then slammed Oishi onto a table with a Canadian Backbreaker Drop and pinned him to win the match for himself & Takagi.


King Of DDT Semi Finals, Guts Revival, Wrestle Matsuyamania

May 9, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’19 ~ READY SET, GO!”, 12/05/2019
Osaka City Minato City Citizen Center

1. Yuki Aino & Pom Harajuku Vs YUMI & Makoto Kiryu
2. Mizuki Vs Mirai Maiumi
3. Marika Kobashi & Miu Watanabe Vs Hikari Noa & Raku
4. Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma
5. Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
6. Osaka Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Shoko Nakajima, Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi & Natsumi Maki

The next big event coming up for Tokyo Joshi Pro is the annual Tokyo Princess Cup beginning on the 25th.

Haruna Neko will miss this show because of a lower back injury.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2019 THE FINAL!!”, 19/05/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks Vs Gota Ihashi & Nobuhrio Shimatani
1. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: HARASHIMA Vs Soma Takao
3. Antonio Honda, Toru Owashi, Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi Vs Akito, Masahiro Takanashi, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Kota Umeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura
5. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Handicap Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
6. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Final: X Vs X

Four are left in the King Of DDT and there is plenty of history to be found in the semi-final match-ups. Kazusada Higuchi has always treated Konosuke Takeshita as a strong opponent and this time won’t be any different. Takeshita is aware that the occasion may trigger something in Higuchi to change him into something even stronger so his plan is not to trigger it. HARASHIMA and Soma Takao were allies in Smile Squash until Takao betrayed HARASHIMA to join DAMNATION. Takao wants nothing more than to win this tournament and fight for the KO-D Openweight Title in Ota Ward Gymnasium because he was born and raised in Ota.

Even though Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto will be getting a KO-D Tag Team Titles match next month, Hirata is unsure if the combined power of himself and Donaruto can work. He asked for a Handicap Match against Daisuke Sasaki to test the team out and determine if they are good enough to become champions.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 6 ~YUKINORI MATSUI REFEREE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT RUT~”, 26/05/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Favourite Mixed Tag Gauntlet: Saki Akai & Asuka Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida Vs Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni Vs Hiroshi Yamato & X
2. GENERATION BATTLE ~Young Communication Generation Vs DNA Generation~: Keisuke Ishii, Akito & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kota Umeda, MAO & Mizuki Watase
3. Special 6-Man Tag Match Of Genius People: Toru Owashi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Billy Ken Kid Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Makoto Oishi & X (w/ Danshoku Dieno)
4. Get The New Glory! Special Tag Match: HUB & Isami Kodaka Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
5. Master Vs Skill ~ Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yasu Urano
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match ~Wadachi~: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Tsubasa & Jinsei Shinzaki
7. Gongitsune Vs US Freelance Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Kikutaro
8. Super Space Time Wars Kaientai DX Vs Kishiwada Brigade ~ Special Tag Match: Dick Togo & MEN’S Teioh Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Buffalo
9. Special Tag Match ~Dramatic Dream~: Konosuke Takeshita & HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi

The team names in the gauntlet are Team Beauty And Beauty (Saki Akai & Asuka), Most Technical Combo (Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga), Original Osaka’s (Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida), Team Boo And Noise (Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani) and Team President And Small 6 (Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni). Hiroshi Yamato’s team does not have a name or a second wrestler yet.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SHANGRI-LA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Tokyo BumB Sports Culture Museum Multi Studio

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs True Guts Army 2nd Round: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Guts Ishijima & Shota
2. PochaJo Another Story ~Encounter With The Female Version Of Atsushi Onita~: Yumehito Imanari Vs Miss Mongolia
3. Inevitability Or Fate’s Mischief? Team Drift And DNA Clash In Ganpro!: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

Guts Ishijima has created a Guts World revival in a bid to unite the independent scene under his influence. Ken Ohka doesn’t trust Ishijima’s ability to do that given his reputation of quitting and failing many of his previous projects.

Moeka Haruhi, HARUKAZE and Shuhei Washida will be on the show.

DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Ehime World Trade Center

1. There ☆ Is A Dream! Ryutaro Watanabe (DDT Matsuyamania Affiliation) Big Match!: Hideki Suzuki Vs Ryutaro Watanabe
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

Tetsuya Endo ambushed Yukio Sakaguchi at the contract signing to send a message to his challenger. Nobuhiro Shimatani provoked Sakaguchi to distract him while Endo grabbed a chair for the attack. Endo also gave Sakaguchi a Low Blow before signing the contract. To add extra insult to injury, Shimatani said he would sign the contract on Sakaguchi’s behalf. He signed the words “I’m Sorry” into the column meant for Sakaguchi.

The failed DDT trainee is back for another match. Ryutaro Watanabe trained with DDT back in 2012 but injuries prevented him from ever debuting. It wasn’t until DDT came to his hometown in Matsuyama last year when he finally got his debut match. With DDT coming back to the region they want him to wrestle against Hideki Suzuki. They wanted Watanabe to face the toughest opponent available and Suzuki fits that description to a tee. The two have been in the ring together before as part of a recent Hard Hit tag match that happened in March. The time they wrestled each other was short but it was enough for Watanabe to realise how large the wall is he has to climb.