Dog Chain Match, Nakazawa Returns, Big DNA Main Event

February 3, 2017

DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017”, 04/02/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Soma Takao & Yuni Vs Yasu Urano & Guanchulo
3. DAMNATION Vs DNA Naniwa Army: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno
4. The Best Soup Is A Song Or Something! No, And Dance! If You Do Not Say It’s The Final Settling Match!!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Ultra Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Danshoku Dino
6. Humanity Is A Battle Blooming In A Huge Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
8. DDT Extreme Title – Dog Chain Death Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Mad Paulie

The show is live on DDT UNIVERSE starting at 5:30pm JST, 8:30am GMT, 3:30am EST.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS FIGHT OUT #2”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Akane Miure Vs Itoh Maki
2. You Will Be In Time For Valentine’s Day! Encounter Just Before Valentine’s Day!: Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko Vs Miyu Yamashita & Mil Clown
3. Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Reika Saiki & Syoko Nakajima

The build up for Yuu Vs Reika Saiki continues.

BASARA “VAJRA 28 ~DESTRUCTION OF HEART~”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Wrestling Consultation Center Where You Can Have A Matrix: Gouma Ryu Vs Shinya Ishida
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. Trans-Am ★ Challenge: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Daichi Kazato
4. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Challengers Decision Battle: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
5. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Sean Guinness

Two shows in a week for BASARA, both headlining with NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Matches.

BASARA “VAJRA 29 ~TENKA FUBU~”, 12/02/2017
Nagoya City Higashi Sports Center

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Konaka = Pale One Vs Mammoth Handa
2. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs X & X

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Shinya Ishida and Nori da Funky Shibire-sasu will be on the show. This will be Nori’s debut for BASARA.

GUYZ “GUYZ PART 4”, 14/02/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match ~A Bite Of A Cool Sensation The Sweep! Actress Girls Incoming!!~: Saori Anou Vs Tam Nakano
2. GuyZ Annual Round Boxing Handicap Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi & Dai Suzuki
3. Last Gun Standing Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Takayuki Ueki
4. Brand Anticipated Hardcore 6 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs SAGAT Vs Nonoko Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Colt Cabana
6. GuyZ Army Vs Sexy Army Full Challenge: Kazusada Higuchi, Ryuichi Sekine & Ken Ohka Vs Makoto Oishi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Mineo Fujita

Saori Anou regularly wrestles in Stardom. Tam Nakano mostly wrestles in Actwres girl’Z but has appeared for promotions like Diana and REINA in the past.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino

After spending a year working in Thailand, Michael Nakazawa is taking a break for a while and coming back home to Japan. That means Nakazawa is returning to DDT! This will be his first match in DDT since “JUDGEMENT 2016” when Kota Ibushi memorably gave him a Piledriver into a toilet.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
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1. FIGHTING GIG STARTING SIGNAL Run!: Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Youth’s Esperanza 2017: MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Dai Suzuki Which Way Is Your Tomorrow?: Dai Suzuki Vs Shogun Okamoto
4. Stand By The Sky: Shunma Katsumata Vs Kotaro Suzuki
5. Running Without End: Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA
6. FIRST GIG MAIN EVENT “THE POWER”: Kazusada Higuchi & Akebono Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuji Okabayashi

A big main event is in store. Not just in physical size but in ego too. Naomi Yoshimura attended the match announcement wearing sunglasses and a fancy suit. He didn’t care about Akebono’s sumo accomplishments and ran down Kazusada Higuchi for losing to Mike Bailey and Ryota Nakatsu late last year. He threatened to blow away anyone who stands in his path. Higuchi was more polite. Being in the presence of Akebono is enough encouragement to withstand whatever Yuji Okabayashi throws at him. Akebono warned Yoshimura to respect him or be crushed.


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 18” Results

January 7, 2017

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DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 18”, 07/01/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
350 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. King Of Dark: Daiki Shimomura defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with a Crucifix Pin (1:47).
1. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Soma Takao & Gota Ihashi when Hirata pinned Ihashi with a Sliding Kick (7:27).
2. 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey and Shigehiro Irie defeated Mad Paulie by Disqualification when Paulie attacked the referee (11:01).
3. Yoshihiro Takayama, Kouki Iwasaki & Saki Akai defeated Antonio Honda, Guanchulo & Candice LeRae when Takayama pinned Guanchulo with the Running Knee Lift (9:13).
4. Keisuke Ishii & Mizuki Watase defeated Toru Owashi & Yasu Urano when Ishii pinned Urano with an Inside Cradle (10:22).
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA, Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Sasaki submitted Matsunaga with La Mistica Crossover Facelock (13:31).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Sakaguchi pinned MAO with the Right Knee Of God (10:20).
*V2 for Shuten-dōji.
7. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Decision Tournament – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Kazusada Higuchi (25:31).

Konosuke Takeshita is one more match away from reaching the main event of “JUDGEMENT 2017” in March. He defeated Kasusada Higuchi in the first match of a four man playoff. There were Lariats a plenty as both men wanted to outlast the other with their strength. Takeshita kicked out of the Doctor Bomb at two but Higuchi kicked out of a Vertical Drop Brainbuster at one. Takeshita hit the same Horizontal Chops he used to beat Toru Owashi last year but Higuchi survived them. It took a German Suplex to end the match and send Takeshita through to the final. Takeshita said when he wins the KO-D Openweight Title at Saitama Super Arena he will want one more match with Higuchi.

Shuten-dōji are still the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions but they have bigger fish to fry this weekend. They are more invested in seeing KUDO beat Tetsuya Endo tomorrow and eventually win the main event spot for “JUDGEMENT 2017”. They would love nothing more than to see KUDO Vs HARASHIMA for the title to celebrate DDT’s 20th Anniversary.

HARASHIMA has other problems to worry about for now. After losing to DAMNATION, he was approached by Daisuke Sasaki. Calm and polite, Sasaki said he is over Candice LeRae and promised to fight fair against HARASHIMA in their title match on 29th January. They were about to shake hands when Sasaki kicked HARASHIMA and then put him in the Modified Cross Facelock until the champion fainted. Sasaki threw HARASHIMA out of the ring and yelled that he will become the champion on 29/1.

Yasu Urano is worried he now cannot challenge Keisuke Ishii for the AJPW Jr. Title after being pinned by him today. He was told that it’s still possible. It’s all up to the PWF President Dory Funk Jr. Urano wouldn’t dare to ask him immediately. Instead he’s going to be more calculated and wait until the time is right.

The 3 Way Match fell apart when Mad Paulie attacked the referee. Shigehiro Irie and Mike Bailey worked together to fight him off and send him packing. Irie gave Bailey a thumbs up afterwards.

It just goe from bad to worse for Nobuhiro Shimatani. After losing another King Of Dark Title match he was told afterwards that he cannot wrestle for DNA as long as he is champion. Shimatani swears he will get rid of the cursed championship and go back to DNA when it is relaunched next month.

Danshoku Dino was not at the show due to a back injury. Instead the BOYZ president Johnny Etajima appeared to announce his plans for the 12th January BOYZ event. He wants to do something unusual so the show will be based around a competition between two teams captained by Makoto Oishi and HARASHIMA. Oishi has a mystery wrestler on his team, the only clue is it’s an attractive blonde. Everyone assumes it is Yasu Urano.


“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2016” Results

December 31, 2016

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“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2016”, 31/12/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,510 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yukio Sakaguchi & Daichi Hashimoto defeated Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei when Hashimoto pinned Kei with the Shining Wizard (8:03).
2. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Kengo Mashimo & Shigehiro Irie defeated Naoya Nomura & Kouki Iwasaki when Irie pinned Iwasaki with the Beast Bomber (8:30).
3. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Great Kojika & Joey Ryan when Miyamoto pinned Ryan (7:12).
4. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuji Okabayashi & Jiro Kuroshio defeated Ayato Yoshida & Takuya Nomura when Okabayashi submitted Nomura with the Argentine Backbreaker (8:42)
5. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & HARASHIMA Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
5a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall: Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & HARASHIMA when Uto pinned Sekimoto with a Lateral Cradle (1:30).
6. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Manabu Soya & Takayuki Ueki defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi when Soya pinned Takagi with a Horizontal Cradle (4:11).
7. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki & Yuki Sato Vs Atsushi Aoki & Kazuki Hashimoto ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
7a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall: Atsushi Aoki & Kazuki Hashimoto defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Yuki Sato when Aoki submitted Sato with the Cross Armbreaker (0:32).
8. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Kaz Hayashi & Danshoku Dino when Takeshita pinned Dino with the German Suplex (9:38).
9. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Yukio Sakaguchi & Daichi Hashimoto defeated Kengo Mashimo & Shigehiro Irie when Sakaguchi pinned Irie with the Right Knee Of God (6:16).
10. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Yuji Okabayashi & Jiro Kuroshio ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
10a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Yuji Okabayashi & Jiro Kuroshio when Kodaka pinned Kuroshio with a European Clutch (0:51).
11. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Manabu Soya & Takayuki Ueki when Higuchi pinned Ueki with the Doctor Bomb (5:13).
12. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Atsushi Aoki & Kazuki Hashimoto when Kamitani pinned Hashimoto with the Back Drop (8:48).
13. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi-Final: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Daichi Hashimoto when Kamitani pinned Hashimoto with the Back Drop (8:47).
14. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi-Final: Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto when Uto pinned Kodaka with the Lariat (10:15).
15. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita when Higuchi pinned Takeshita with the Goten (20:37).

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Korakuen Hall spent its final hours of 2016 hosting the annual New Year’s Supershow co-hosted by Big Japan, DDT, K-DOJO, WRESTLE-1 and All Japan. The entire show was built around a Shuffle Tag Team Tournament, mixing most of the wrestlers together into odd pairings. Some teams got along with each other, some didn’t but hey it’s the holidays so let’s just have fun.

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The opening match saw Yukio Sakaguchi & Daichi Hashimoto barely working together to beat the Brahman Brothers. Even the evil twins suggested that their opponents would have a better chance of winning if they got along. That came back to haunt them when a stop sign attack backfired and Brahman Shu hit Brahman Kei by accident. Hashimoto then drank the Brahman’s black ink and spat it in Kei’s face, leading to the Shining Wizard to finish him off.

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Kengo Mashimo & Shigehiro Irie beat Naoya Nomura & Kouki Iwasaki. The latter worked well together but they weren’t able to outlast their more experienced opponents. Irie isolated Iwasaki while Mashimo threw Nomura out of the ring. Iwasaki said he felt tense having to wrestle on the final night of the year.

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The 3rd match ended in a sleazy manner thanks to Joey Ryan and Laura James. Ryan kept trying to make Yuko Miyamoto touch his groin. Referee Frank Atsushi was slammed into the turnbuckles so James ran in to interfere. This somehow led to a situation where Great Kojika was knocked onto his back, James fell down on top of him sitting on his face, Atsushi stood over her holding his groin in pain and Ryan was knocked down head first onto Kojika’s crotch. If that wasn’t enough, a dazed Miyamoto was holding a Samurai! TV camera standing over them like he was filming a porn scene. Miyamoto eventually fell on top of them for the winning pin.

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The next odd couple team to come along was Yuji Okabayashi & Jiro Kuroshio. Okabayashi had not time for Kuroshio’s antics and just wanted to wrestle. Kuroshio however wanted to know if Okabayashi had a fancy jacket to match his own. He found one and offered it to Okabayashi after they beat Ayato Yoshida & Takuya Nomura but it was refused.

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Daisuke Sekimoto & HARASHIMA Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto was the first match of the night to end in a Time Limit Draw. From there the match went into sudden death 1 count fall rules. HARASHIMA and Higuchi sprinted to pin each other for just one second but neither could. It took Uto to get the upset pin on Sekimoto to win the match and knock out one-half of last year’s tournament winners in the first round.

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The pairing of Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi were going by the team name GET MILD. They both came out dressed in Takayuki Ueki’s old wrestling costumes with a guiding stick poking out of Takagi’s crotch. Everybody including Manabu Soya pulled out a gun during the match and dared each other to a Western showdown. But it was all a trick, Soya & Ueki both rolled over GET MILD when they turned their backs and got the three count.

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Daisuke Sasaki & Yuki Sato Vs Atsushi Aoki & Kazuki Hashimoto was the next match to go into overtime. It was part of Sasaki & Sato’s plan to waste time by bringing out selfie sticks and playing around with them. Aoki jammed the stick into Sasaki’s groin then tapped out Sato with the Cross Armbreaker.

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The final first round match featured Danshoku Dino trying to woo his Kaz Hayashi into being his partner in more ways than one. Hayashi eventually reciprocated and revealed he was wearing Danshoku tights under his own. Unfortunately the power of love wasn’t enough to beat Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita.

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Round 2 began with Sakaguchi & Hashimoto on better terms. They needed to be if they wanted to beat Mashimo & Irie. They hit a Penalty Kick/Shining Wizard combo to Irie then Sakaguchi hit the Right Knee Of God for the three count. A handshake at the end cemented that they were now on the right page together.

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The other disgruntled pairing of the tournament also finally got along. Kuroshio convinced Okabayashi to wear his fancy jacket along with a sun visor with a wig attached to it. He got into the spirit of things and did some Ikemen poses while wrestling. Their match with Yankee Two Kenju went into overtime and sadly the Ikemen dream ended badly. Isami Kodaka caught Kuroshio in a European Clutch for the one count.

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Ueki had a crazy plan to beat Higuchi & Uto. It involved drinking out of a 1.5 litre bottle of Coca-Cola then tightrope walking across the top rope. What he was supposed to achieve I don’t know but he wound up slipping and crotching himself on the rope. Higuchi then pinned him with the Doctor Bomb.

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Kamitani & Takeshita were the last team to qualify for the semi-final with a win over Aoki & Hashimoto. Aoki took out Takeshita with a Topé but in the ring Hashimoto was pinned by Kamitani’s Back Drop.

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With the 2nd Round completed it was time for the 2016 Occupation Of The Indies Awards. Best Newcomer was given to Takuya Nomura from Big Japan. Nomura said he debuted in April and will do his best to meet everyone’s expectations. Best Show went to Ganbare☆Wrestling for “BAD COMMUNICATION 2016” held on 2nd October. Ken Ohka was there to accept the award but had to leave early to participate at “SHOTA AID” in Shin-Kiba later that night. Ohka said he eventually wants to book a show at the Tokyo Dome. Best Unit went to DAMNATION from DDT. Shuji Ishikawa celebrated by singing “Only One Flower In The World” by SMAP. He then got angry at the rest of DAMNATION for not joining in. Best Bout went to the Scaffold G Shock Death Match between Ryuji Ito Vs Kokuro Hoshino from Big Japan’s “RYOGOKUTAN” show on 24th July. Ito wasn’t happy that he lost the match but would take the award as commiseration. Finally the MVP Award went to Shuji Ishikawa. At 41 years old he would like to fight new wrestlers and win new championships.

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A lottery was held to determine the semi-final match ups. First up was Kamitani & Takeshita Vs Sakaguchi & Hashimoto. Once again Kamitani’s Back Drop was the difference maker. Sakaguchi admitted he misunderstood Hashimoto at first but got to know him throughout the night in their matches. He thinks they will meet again some day.

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2016 ended and 2017 begun during the Higuchi & Uto Vs Yankee Two Kenju match. Kodaka & Miyamoto both celebrated by diving out of the ring onto their opponents at the stroke of midnight. Uto claimed the first victory of the new year but giving Kodaka a Double Arm Facebuster followed by a Lariat. Miyamoto coped with defeat by grabbing the Samurai! TV camera again.

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So the final was Kamitani & Takeshita Vs Higuchi & Uto in a Big Japan/DDT Vs DNA/Big Japan final. With no time limit a winner would be determined under normal circumstances. Late in the match Higuchi hit Takeshita with a Lariat but only got a one count. Kamitani blocked Higuchi from doing the Doctor Bomb but Uto got rid of him. That allowed Higuchi to give Takeshita the Goten to pin last year’s co-champion and win the tournament! Higuchi & Uto praised their opponents but they were the strongest tonight. Takeshita said he is the one who will lead DDT and he then stood up to Higuchi. In reply Higuchi said he will not lose. Kamitani said he he will lead the entire pro wrestling landscape. Uto calmed everyone down and encouraged everyone to lead pro wrestling in Japan together. The four congratulated one another and posed for the show ending photographs.


DDT “NEVER MIND 2016” Results

December 25, 2016

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DDT “NEVER MIND 2016”, 25/12/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,016 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Dramatic Christmas Carnival: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Jiro Kuroshio defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Ishii pinned Hirata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (9:53).
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase and Antonio Honda & Guanchulo when Katsumata pinned Guanchulo with the Kasadora (7:24).
3. Joey Ryan & Laura James defeated Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai when Ryan pinned Oishi with the Super Kick (5:50).
4. Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Akito, Yasu Urano & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Higuchi pinned Matsunaga with the Doctor Bomb (11:13).
5. New Year’s Big Bang Bout: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Mad Paulie with the Pull Out German Suplex (11:15).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo when Takanashi pinned Sasaki with the Bacchus (15:37).
*V1 for Shuten-dōji.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Somato (23:53).
*V1 for HARASHIMA.

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Merry Christmas everyone! The final DDT show of the year had HARASHIMA’s first defence of his current KO-D Openweight Title reign. The challenger Shigehiro Irie had a lot of momentum on his side ever since he came back from America. He had pinned HARASHIMA in his first match back and was on the winning side for most of their tag matches in the lead up to today. Irie would even taunt HARASHIMA by giving him the thumbs down after all of their matches. HARASHIMA targeted Irie’s abdomen early on, hitting the John Woo Dropkick, some Knee Drops and Foot Stomps then a Cobra Twist. He did the deed by doing a Falcon Arrow but Irie kicked out and turned the tables with a Traffic Accident Tackle. HARASHIMA avoided both a Piledriver and the Flying Sausage but Irie finally hit a move with the Black Hole Slam. He tried to do a Piledriver on the apron but HARASHIMA slipped out and hit a Buzzsaw Kick. Irie quickly cut his momentum at ringside with a Power Bomb onto the apron instead. When HARASHIMA was rolled back into the ring he kicked out of the pin. He blocked Irie from doing the Flying Sausage and did a Superplex instead. A Swan Dive Foot Stomp got a two count. Irie applied the Tazzmission and tried to do a Suplex variation but HARASHIMA fought his way out of it. HARASHIMA hit three middle kicks but Irie hit back with the Beast Bomber and then gave a thumbs down. He went for the Vertical Drop Back Flip but HARASHIMA slipped out and hit a Jumping High Kick. The end came with both wrestlers trying to hit either the Somato or the Beast Bomber and HARASHIMA came out on top.

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Irie finally gave HARASHIMA the thumbs up after the match. HARASHIMA said that everyone now sees how strong Irie has become and he would be happy to fight him again. HARASHIMA is now looking forward to defending the title against Mike Bailey on 3rd January. The rest of the roster then came out including Super Sasadango Machine wearing a Santa costume. Several of the wrestlers gave out their goals for 2017. Konosuke Takeshita wants to win back the KO-D Title. Yukio Sakaguchi will kill everyone who stands before his eyes. KUDO has spent this year recovering from his injuries and becoming a father so he wants to show everyone a strong KUDO next year. Yoshihiro Takayama has gotten so used to wrestling in DDT he now wants something to wrap around his waist to keep warm. Danshoku Dino will go on a diet. Keisuke Ishii wants to be more central to DDT. Saki Akai wants to spread the world of DDT. Kazusada Higuchi wants to win the New Year Tag Team Tournament. Shunma Katsumata wants to release a solo album, record more songs with NωA, win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles and recruit a new member for NωA. Sasadango wants to return to the ring and live vigorously in good health. Sanshiro Takagi wants to send DDT across the whole world through DDT UNIVERSE. Finally HARASHIMA wants everyone to continue their support for DDT.

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Shuten-dōji continues to have DAMNATION’s number. They beat DAMNATION to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles earlier this month, beat them again earlier this week and then beat them once more in their first title defence. If that wasn’t enough, Masahiro Takanashi pinned Daisuke Sasaki in all three matches! Even Takanashi has trouble believing it. The third straight loss for DAMNATION has put them in crisis. They stormed out at the end of the show after the rest of the roster gave their resolutions. Is DAMNATION going to split up? Hell no! Sasaki says if they’re breaking up on Christmas Day, they would do it alone during a party for just themselves. Instead Sasaki will prepare for his next match on 3rd January. He will face the love of his life Candice LeRae! Next year DAMNATION will not flock together or flirt or get married… but Sasaki will get married to Candice! Sasaki was also kicking Shuji Ishikawa as he was shouting this out. Mad Paulie wasn’t really paying attention, instead wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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The first two matches for “JUDGEMENT 2017” in Saitama Super Arena next March were announced. A good card has to be prepared since the show celebrates DDT’s 20 year anniversary. First, Tokyo Joshi Pro gets a high profile match by mixing in with DDT’s women and two big joshi names. It will be Meiko Satomura, Saki Akai & Syoko Nakajima Vs Aja Kong, Cherry & Miyu Yamashita! The other match is Danshoku Dino versus whoever he wants. Dino requested Triple H but that was immediately turned down because it is deemed impossible to set up. It is up to Dino to choose his dream opponent under one condition, he cannot spend over 500,000 yen combined in payment, transportation and accommodation expenses.

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Mad Paulie was truly in the Christmas spirit all day. He came down to the ring for his match against Konosuke Takeshita wearing a Santa hat and beard. He dominated the early portion of the bout, overwhelming Takeshita with brute force and throwing him around ringside. Takeshita spent the match defending himself against Paulie’s attacks. The opening he was looking for when he avoided the Reverse Splash. He then hit move after move from Big boots to Lariats to Brainbusters until Paulie couldn’t take anymore. Takeshita then got the win with the German Suplex. Takeshita was happy to spend the last DDT show of the year wrestling in a singles match and his victory was his Christmas gift to the fans.

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Kazusada Higuchi say he has learned a lot by teaming with Yoshihiro Takayama in the last few months. Takayama thinks Higuchi is just trying to flatter him but Higuchi is being honest. Takayama says he too is learning new things by teaming with Higuchi and Kouki Iwasaki. When asked about his desire to want something around his waist, Takayama simply answered he is the man who wants everything.

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Joey Ryan & Laura James have set their sights on becoming DDT’s power couple. Before their match with Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai began, James dared the referee to check her tights for any hidden items. When the ref became uncomfortable, Ryan then demanded him to do it. The couple showed off their deadly double team move during the match. Ryan falls down on his hands and knees next to the target, James pours lotion all over his back, she then charges towards him and slides over his back head first into the opponent. After winning the match, Ryan said their opponents were easy and he match difficult on purpose just to have a challenge. Their goal in DDT for 2017 is to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Also James wants to visit Harajuku and go see a cat cafe.

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Everyone in the 3 Way Tag match agreed to Lucha tag rules for the bout. Antonio Honda got upset when he couldn’t join in on the wrestling between Soma Takao and Shunma Katsumata. So he began telling a story that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Everybody expected him to talk about Star Wars but it instead turned out to be Gon, The Little Fox again.

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Whenever Jiro Kuroshio shows up in DDT it is always a fun time for everyone, except Kazuki Hirata. He’s jealous of Kuroshio’s popularity and hates his entrance song. It’s incomprehensible and annoying unlike his own song. He was going to crush Kuroshio in this match! He also warned him about Dino’s behaviour around handsome wrestlers. Dino was in fact smitten by Kuroshio but that motivated him rather than cause a distraction. Sanshiro Takagi used the brand new DDT Storage Box as a weapon during the match but was cut off with a Dropkick. Kuroshio was ready to end the match until Dino stopped to confess his love to him. Keisuke Ishii took over while this was going on and won the match for his team anyway.


DDT “DNA 28” Results

December 17, 2016

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DDT “DNA 28”, 17/12/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall
136 Fans

1. Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuki Ueno with the Throwaway Power Bomb (6:18).
2. Farewell To The Strongest Enemy Of His Lifetime!! Farewell! My Beloved Brother!!: Guanchulo & Rekka defeated Dai Suzuki & Tigger Bedscene when Guanchulo pinned Suzuki with the VHS (9:32).
3. Atsushi Maruyama defeated Mizuki Watase with a Cross Armbreaker (10:35).
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Endo pinned Shimatani with the Torture Rack Bomb (14:24).
5. Yuki Sato defeated Shunma Katsumata with the New Tornado Clutch (10:25).
6. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Nakatsu pinned Higuchi with the V Slider (19:50).

Ryota Nakatsu continues to be a nuisance to DNA, this time getting the pin over it’s top wrestler. Nakatsu targeted Kazusada Higuchi’s arm and countered a Lariat with a Cross Armbreaker. Higuchi avoided the V Slider and hit the Lariat on another try but Nakatsu kicked out. Nakatsu cut Higuchi’s momentum short with a Sleeper Hold. Ryuichi Sekine caused damage with a High Kick, then Nakatsu followed up with a Buzzsaw Kick. Higuchi was too dazed to fight off the V Slider and lost the match. After the match Nakatsu bragged that he has now done it all in DNA and won’t be coming back. Kouki Iwasaki stopped him and said they haven’t fought each other one on one yet. Nakatsu shrugged him off. He just beat Higuchi so why should he care about Iwasaki? The challenge wouldn’t go away though so Nakatsu eventually agreed but on one condition. If Iwasaki loses, he has to go back to the bottom and start as a trainee all over again.

Over in K-DOJO, Yuki Sato was hearing stories about a DNA wrestler who wanted a match with him. That wrestler turned out to be Shunma Katsumata. Sato won and thinks that Katsumata is still a rough cut, His technique isn’t fully precise yet.

DAMNATION brought a beating to Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani, throwing them onto chairs at ringside. Daisuke Sasaki gave Shimomura a Brainbuster onto a chair, leaving Shimatani to fend for himself for a lot of the match. Shimomura returned but was taken out again with a Facecrusher and a Diving Body Attack from Sasaki. Tetsuya Endo then finished off Shimatani with the Torture Rack Bomb. Shimomura was left depressed that he couldn’t do anything either on his own or as part of a team. Shimatani said it was his first time being thrown onto a chair and it was really painful.

According to Atsushi Maruyama, Mizuki Watase thinks highly of himself. Watase thinks he is irreplacable in DNA, a treasure for the brand. Maruyama thinks Watase should instead focus on his future because he wasn’t able to do anything that would have won him the match. Maruyama suggested Watase should start using a Tiger Suplex and learn the skills of a tiger.

Naomi Yoshimura is two for two after beating Yuki Ueno in the opener. A Lariat, a Power Slam and then the Throwaway Power Bomb were just too powerful for Ueno to handle. Yoshimura is friends with Ueno but he hopes everyone notices the difference in ability between them.


DDT “DNA 27” Videos

December 9, 2016

DDT “DNA 27”, 16/11/2016
Hanayashiki Park Hall
163 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House


1. Guanchulo Vs Yuki Ueno


2. Dai Suzuki Comeback: Dai Suzuki Vs Konosuke Takeshita


3. Average Height 163cm Minimum Load: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi


4. MAO Vs Shiori Asahi


5. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shunma Katsumata


6. Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 16” Results

November 26, 2016

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DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 16”, 26/11/2016
Saitama Kawaguchi City Industrial Technology Center
270 Fans – No Vacancy

-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Gota Ihashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Body Attack (1:02 pm).
*Gota Ihashi becomes the 1181st champion.
1. Antonio Honda defeated Guanchulo with a Rolling Leg Clutch (9:17).
2. Saki Akai, Shunma Katsumata & Rekka defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Gota Ihashi when Akai pinned Hirata with the Rookie Award (6:25).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Gota Ihashi (c) after a Right High Kick from Saki Akai (1:28 pm)
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1182nd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Toru Owashi (c) with a Cradle (1:29 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1183rd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Standing Shooting Star (1:31 pm).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1184th champion.
3. Shigehiro Irie & Yasu Urano defeated Makoto Oishi Vs MAO when Irie pinned Oishi with the Flying Sausage (10:56).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Gota Ihashi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) by Tights Smothering (1:49 pm).
*Gota Ihashi becomes the 1185th champion.
4. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Soma Takao & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Ishii pinned Takao with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (10:27).
5. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when KUDO pinned Iwasaki with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:26).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Gota Ihashi (c) with a Cradle (2:43 pm).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1186th champion.
6. Road To DAIICHI Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Bailey pinned Paulie with a Sunset Flip (12:08).
7. Road To DAIICHI Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Daisuke Sasaki defeated HARASHIMA & Akito when Sasaki pinned Akito with the NOW OR NEVER (17:07).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c) by forfeit (3:31 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1187th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with La Magistral Cradle (3:32 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1188th champion.

DAMNATION came away from Saitama with one win and one loss out of two important matches. In the main event Daisuke Sasaki pinned Akito but while this was going on Shuji Ishikawa and HARASHIMA traded Elbow Strikes non-stop outside the ring. This continued after the match ended until they finished with a staredown. Ishikawa warned HARASHIMA not to break down in their KO-D Openweight Title match next month. Ishikawa said he will be the last one standing because he is the biggest and most powerful in the pro wrestling world. HARASHIMA said he will not break no matter what Ishikawa throws at him. He will draw power from all of the 906 votes that won him the DDT Dramatic General Election. Ishikawa was given permission by Daisuke Sasaki to give the show closing speech but Sasaki immediately cut him off. Sasaki said the era of DAMNATION will last forever… until he marries Candice LeRae.

DAMNATION’s defeat on this show was dealt by Happy Motels. When Tetsuya Endo’s name was announced in the ring Konosuke Takeshita immediately charged at his former friend. He then rounded up Endo & Mad Paulie outside the ring for Mike Bailey to dive onto them with a Tope Con Hilo. Paulie recovered and tried to give Bailey the Paulie Buster but it was countered into a Sunset Flip for the flash three count. After the match Takeshita provoked Endo by pointing at his KO-D Tag Team Title belt.

Yukio Sakaguchi showed no hesitation from fighting Yoshihiro Takayama again after he was knocked out by the legend last week. However this time he also had Kazusada Higuchi to contend with and by the end of Match #5 it was Sakaguchi and Higuchi who had to be pulled apart from each other. Higuchi said he will crush Sakaguchi in Osaka.

Rumours spread around before the show that Danshoku Dino currently has a cold. He tried to deny it but said so with a raspy voice during a coughing fit. Tomomitsu Matsunaga called Dino irresponsible for wrestling in this state with Soma Takao and Keisuke Ishii. The two of them have a very important AJPW Jr. Title match in Sumo Hall tomorrow. What if either of them caught Dino’s cold? Dino told both of them to show All Japan what DDT is all about, then asked for a hot match to warm up his cold body. Matsunaga forced Dino to wear a surgical mask but Dino later pulled it off to give Takao the Lip Lock. Ishii won the match by pinning Takao, getting a big motivational boost before their title match. Dino wanted to congratulate Ishii with a hug but he scared Ishii away.

Yasu Urano isn’t impressed with all the talk of cute stuff going on in DDT. Between NωA’s idol antics and the 3rd grader Yuni about to debut soon there is a lot of arguing over who is the cutest. Urano thinks Shigehiro Irie is the cutest because he looks like a baby.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title made its return to DDT for the first time since “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016”. Kazuki Hirata eventually won the belt back after infiltrating TV Tokyo and TBS Radio studios to ambush Ryota Yamasato and his friends. Hirata’s triumphant return was cut short when Gota Ihashi flattened him with a Cross Body and won the title. There was then a string of title changes throughout the show with Toru Owashi, Nobuhiro Shimatani and Masahiro Takanashi all briefly becoming champion. Hirata won the belt back from Takanashi by handing him a note written in Thai that said “I give up”. Hirata then ran into Owashi’s Big Boot and was pinned for the final title switch of the show.