DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~” Results

May 10, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~”, 10/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
796 Fans

1. Conflict Settlement! Thoroughbred Vs Mad Dog: LEONA defeated Mizuki Watase with a Running Elbow Bat (5:55).
2. 1st DNA Spring Character Festival: Royce Isaacs, Rekka & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuji Okabayashi, Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Yoshimura pinned Shimatani with the Throwaway Power Bomb (9:42).
*Naomi Yoshimura wins Nobuhiro Shimatani’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 3rd Battle: Go Shiozaki defeated Dai Suzuki with the Strong Lariat (5:28).
4. Spaceman Plancha Confrontation: TAKA Michinoku defeated MAO with the Just Facelock (9:19).
5. Osaka City Blooming Flower High School Classmate Confrontation: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuki Ueno with the German Suplex (6:58).
6. Third Degree Honesty: Kazushi Sakuraba defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Perfect Yurikamome Hold (6:58).
7. PREMIUM GIG – I Will Get The DNA Of Junior: Kotaro Suzuki defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Mass Driver (9:50).
8. MAIN GIG – DNA Strongest Decision: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Mike Bailey with the Goten (18:57).

How does that saying go, “If you come at the king, you best not miss?” Well, Mike Bailey didn’t exactly miss but Kazusada Higuchi was there ready and waiting for him with a bang. The main event of DNA’s first show in Korakuen Hall ended when Bailey went for the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop. While he was in the air Higuchi got up to his feet and caught Bailey on the way down with a Lariat. It was such a big hit that nothing could stop Higuchi from hitting the Goten afterwards to win.

The end of the show had Sanshiro Takagi come down to the ring for an announcement. Today Higuchi is graduating from DNA and from tomorrow he will be fully affiliated with DDT! Higuchi thanked Takagi but had one favour to ask in return. He wants to help DNA fill up Korakuen Hall when they return on 4th July so he asked if he could stay affiliated with DNA until then. Takagi accepted the request. Higuchi’s final match as a DNA wrestler takes place on 4th July.

For the last few months in DNA, Shunma Katsumata has bonded with Kotaro Suzuki as both an opponent and a teammate. He got to put everything he learned into one more test with Suzuki but sadly could not beat him. Suzuki countered the Swan Dive X Factor with a Rolling Elbow then hit the Blue Destiny. Katsumata kicked out but it was all over when Suzuki did the Mass Driver. Katsumata wishes he could have done more to win but if he relived the last two months in DNA he would not have changed a thing.

It’s not everyday you get to see Kazushi Sakuraba hit a Plancha but he did one to Kouki Iwasaki. He also twisted Iwasaki in knots but Iwasaki wouldn’t give up. Sakuraba eventually got bored so held Iwasaki’s shoulders down to the match for the three count. Iwasaki was left frustrated by the loss.

From the high school classroom to the wrestling ring, Yuki Ueno got to face his buddy Konosuke Takeshita one on one for the first time. Even though they are the same age the gap in experience is huge and Ueno faced an uphill battle throughout. Takeshita encouraged him to continue but the end result was of no surprise to anyone. What was surprising was Ueno slapping Takeshita’s hand away when he was offered a handshake after the match.

High dives out of the ring was promised in the match between MAO and TAKA Michinoku. MAO delivered with a Spaceman Topé Con Hilo. However a missed Cannonball 450 gave TAKA control of the match and MAO could never get back into it. He kicked out of the Super Kick but ultimately failed to fight off the Cross Facelock. TAKA was impressed with MAO’s dives. He really thought it looked like an alien was flying towards him. He also thinks MAO has the kind of body that can let him become a heavyweight without losing his agility. The match was important for MAO because he is from Tohoku, the home of Michinoku Pro. Plus he was a fan of TAKA when he was a kid.

Dai Suzuki came out with new gear and new music for the big occasion. Now he needs a new chest after Go Shiozaki obliterated it with Machine Gun Chops. A few Lariats and Brainbusters made the five minute match feel like an eternity for poor Suzuki. For the rest of his trial series Suzuki will got through a 4 Vs 1 gauntlet match. However to give him a decent chance to survive the seven minute time limit will apply to the four matches combined. Surely Suzuki can’t lose four times in seven minutes.

Naomi Yoshimura got his hands on a Right To Challenge Contract! He blocked a Tornado DDT from Nobuhiro Shimatani and countered a Cradle into a Power Slam. A painful landing from the Throwaway Power Bomb ended the match. Rekka said Yuji Okabayashi’s Chops hurts so much but he still wants to take them. He hopes to have a singles match with Okabayashi soon.

In a battle of Running Forearms and Elbow Smashes, LEONA came out on top against Mizuki Watase. As much as he tried to tough it out, one clean Elbow Bat put Watase down for the three count. He accepted the result and shook LEONA’s hand afterwards. Today was LEONA’s day but next time, Watase will get his!

DNA returns to Korakuen Hall on 4th July. DNA will also hold their own Beer Garden show in Shinjuku FACE on 5th August. That show is being advertised as the beginning of Chapter 3 for DNA.


DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.32 ~COME TOGETHER~” Results

April 21, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.32 ~COME TOGETHER~”, 21/04/2017
Shinjuku FACE
317 Fans – No Vacancy

1. DNA Tag League Assessment Match: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Guanchulo & Rekka when Shimatani pinned Guanchulo with a School Boy (9:52)
2. For Tomorrow Part 1 ~ GO FOR BROKE: Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno defeated Shogun Okamoto & Royce Isaacs when Yoshimura pinned Isaacs with the Throw Away Power Bomb (9:34).
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 2nd Battle: Masato Tanaka defeated Dai Suzuki with the Sliding D (4:46).
4. PROVE YOUR DNA: Kotaro Suzuki & LEONA defeated Mizuki Watase & MAO by Referee Stoppage when LEONA used the Figure Four Leg Lock on Watase (13:35).
5. PREMIUM GIG – Young Hunters Vs Father Hunters: Kazushi Sakuraba & Kendo Kashin defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Mike Bailey when Kashin pinned Iwasaki after the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop from Bailey (7:18).
6. MAIN GIG – The Main Eventer Of NEXT: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Goten (20:28).

In the latest battle to determine who is on top of the DNA mountain, Kazusada Higuchi defeated Shunma Katsumata. Higuchi had to fight off every inch of fight his much smaller opponent threw at him. Katsumata tried to wear him down with a Sleeper Hold in between several Swan Dive attacks. Even a Firebird Splash was done but Higuchi was too tough to be put down. He countered the Swan Dive X Factor with a Big Boot, hit a Lariat, then a big German Suplex and won the match with the Goten. As the winner, Higuchi now faces “Speedball” Mike Bailey in the main event of DNA’s Korakuen Hall debut on 10th May. Higuchi lost to Bailey in the DNA Grand Prix final last October. He will prove he is the strongest in DNA when he finally beats Bailey.

There was more masked shenanigans between Kazushi Sakuraba & Kendo Kashin for their match against Kouki Iwasaki & Mike Bailey. In the opening ceremony the man who was allegedly Kashin wearing a Sakuraba mask had a different body type. Then for the match entrances Sakuraba and Kashin were accompanied by two other masked men. The cornermen interfered by spraying Iwasaki and Bailey in the eyes when the ref was distracted. During the confusion, Kashin took off his own mask and placed it over Iwasaki’s face. He then hit Bailey from behind with a chair and exited the ring. Bailey turned around and thought Iwasaki was Kashin so he attacked him, finishing him off with the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop. Sakuraba then put Bailey in a Sleeper while Kashin pinned Iwasaki for the three count. Iwasaki challenged Sakuraba to a match at Korakuen and it was accepted. Backstage Bailey explained to Iwasaki that he had only seen Kashin’s previous matches on smartphones and the bad video quality meant he couldn’t tell who the real Kashin was supposed to be.

An emotional Mizuki Watase refused to tap out of LEONA’s Figure Four Leg Lock leading to Yukinori Matsui stopping the match for safety reasons and awarding the victory to LEONA & Kotaro Suzuki. Watase crawled over to the microphone and yelled at Matsui for stopping the match because he never gave up. Matsui challenged LEONA to a match at Korakuen to settle their differences. He will not lose to LEONA even if his legs break!

Dai Suzuki tried to ambush Masato Tanaka with a chair before their match began. The plan didn’t work and Tanaka was able to beat him easily in under five minutes. Suzuki was left feeling down over his lack of progress. He was then told his next opponent on 10th May will be Go Shiozaki! Suzuki promises to do his best because he can’t afford to lose the remaining matches in his trial series.

The rookie team of Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno scored a big win over Shogun Okamoto & Royce Isaacs. Yoshimura’s power has caught Okamoto’s attention. Okamoto felt disgusted that he and Isaacs lost the match. He thinks Isaacs is a wonderful wrestler but doesn’t share the same feelings for Yoshimura. Okamoto wants Yoshimura for a singles match and promises to crush him! Yoshimura looks forward to it and said it will be him crushing Okamoto instead!

Nobuhiro Shimatani successfully defended his Right To Challenge contract by pinning Guanchulo in the opening tag match. Sadly this was Guanchulo’s final match in DNA for the time being. He is returning home to Chile for a while. Rekka says he will continue fighting with Guanchulo in his heart.


Sakuraba Kind Of Prepares For DNA, Heidi Katrina Challenges Saki Akai

April 18, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 33 ~RICH IN SPRING AND FALL~”, 19/04/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Preliminary Preparation For Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama
2. Episode 3 – “Best Stretchman V3 Angry Special Training”: Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe
3. IRON PRIEST Vs B FAULTLESS JUNKY’s: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Jaki Numazawa & Masashi Takeda
4. Double ★ Trans-Am Vs Cavalry!: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
5. Hardcore Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & SAGAT Vs Gunso & Naoki Tanizaki

BASARA has its first show in Shin-Kiba 1st RING since taking over the Tavern Wrestling show format. Expect drinks in the audience and lots of it.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.32 ~COME TOGETHER~”, 21/04/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. DNA Tag League Assessment Match: Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. For Tomorrow Part 1 ~ GO FOR BROKE: Shogun Okamoto & Royce Isaacs Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 2nd Battle: Dai Suzuki Vs Masato Tanaka
4. PROVE YOUR DNA: Kotaro Suzuki & LEONA Vs Mizuki Watase & MAO
5. PREMIUM GIG – Young Hunters Vs Father Hunters: Kazushi Sakuraba & Kendo Kashin Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Mike Bailey
6. MAIN GIG – The Main Eventer Of NEXT: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shunma Katsumata

DNA has been labelling Kazushi Sakuraba & Kendo Kashin as the “Young Hunters”, playing off of Sakuraba’s famous “Gracie Hunter” nickname from Pride. He isn’t too fond of the name because he is not fighting in DNA with a hunting mindset. But whatever, he is putting all of his focus into the match. Kind of. The information he learned from his upcoming opponents isn’t really helpful. All he knows is Kouki Iwasaki has long hair and he hasn’t looked up Mike Bailey yet. Kendo Kashin has kept himself silent over accusations that he was the man in the lion mask who attacked Iwasaki at “DNA EP.31”.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2017”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hungry Black Bass Again Vs Crimson Nobelman: Akito Vs Soma Takao
2. DDT Extreme Title Next Challenger Decision 5 Way Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Royce Isaacs
3. Rocky Of Naniwa II And Blonde Beautiful Heidi First Time Encounter: KUDO, Masahiro Taknashi & Saki Akai Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Heidi Katrina
4. Worldwide Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Kazuki Hirata Only Loser Deportation Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

Daisuke Sasaki has taken a liking to DAMNATION’s newest ally Heidi Katrina. The British wrestler appeared unexpectedly at DAMNATION’s self produced show over the weekend and dominated her opponent Nobuhiro Shimatani. Since then she revealed her goal in Japan is to defeat DDT’s top female wrestler Saki Akai. Sasaki is trying to keep his cool around Katrina but cracks began to show during a press conference. He told Amon Tsurumi to shut up when he was asked if he was going to propose to Katrina like he did to Candice LeRae. He then got angry at Guanchulo for translating the questions and answers for Katrina. He took over the task by himself. When Katrina described him as a “wild, strong and exciting” Sasaki translated it into “very kind, very strong and a lovely man” who she wants to marry. The conference then got physical when Masahiro Takanashi criticised Sasaki’s inappropriate translations. Katrina grabbed Takanashi by the jaw and threatened to hurt him until Akai shoved her back.

The winner of the 5 Way Match gets a DDT Extreme Title shot on 21st May.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 21/05/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. DDT Extreme Title Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Winner of 29/04 5 Way Match

Tomoya and Koji Yoshida are scheduled to be on the show.


DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.31 ~LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT~” Results

March 14, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.31 ~LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT~”, 14/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE
315 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Gran MilliMeters Team Leader Decision Battle: Daiki Shimomura defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Running Elbow Smash (6:17).
2. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 1st Battle: Kohei Sato defeated Dai Suzuki with a Running Elbow Bat (2:48).
3. Road To The Best Tag Manager In 2017 ~ One Nominated Bout Without Permission: Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato defeated Guanchulo & Rekka when Sato submitted Guanchulo with the Cross Armbreaker (16:12).
4. Our DNA ~ Six Men Full Of Grudges: Akebono, Shogun Okamoto & LEONA defeated Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Akebono pinned Ueno with an Elbow Drop (9:27).
5. PREMIUM GIG TOP OF THE NEXT: Kouki Iwasaki defeated MAO with a Verical Drop Brainbuster (9:53).
6. “THE RIVALS” Each Stand By Me: Shunma Katsumata & Kotaro Suzuki defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey when Katsumata pinned Higuchi with the Kasadora (16:32).

Shunma Katsumata got the surprise pin on Kazusada Higuchi, beating the big man for the first time in his career. Katsumata thanked Kotaro Suzuki for giving him the power in their singles match at “DNA EP.30” to beat Higuchi. He wants to make DNA more exciting by collaborating with Suzuki more in the future. But Higuchi is still in the way. Earlier in the show it was announced that Mike Bailey will main event the DNA Korakuen Hall show on 10th May. Higuchi wants to be Bailey’s opponent so he can avenge his defeat to from last year’s DNA Grand Prix final. Katsumata wants that spot too so he challenged Higuchi to a match on 21st April. The winner will face Bailey at Korakuen.

Kouki Iwasaki got the victory over MAO by rolling out of the way of the Cannonball 450. MAO kicked out of a Soccer Kick but the Vertical Drop Brainbuster afterwards had him beat. Iwasaki said afterwards that he will fight any big names that come to DNA. Suddenly Kazushi Sakuraba appeared. He said he likes to tease people and bully the younger wrestlers in the ring so he’s coming back to DNA on 21st April to bully Iwasaki again. The Gracie Hunter is now the DNA Hunter! He is also bringing somebody to team up with, Kendo Kashin! After the announcement a mystery man in a lion mask ran into the ring and sprayed Iwasaki in the eyes with the cold spray. He then saluted to Sakuraba and ran out of the ring.

Mizuki Watase and LEONA were at each other’s throats for most of the 6-Man Tag. They brawled up to the stage while Akebono took care of Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Ueno inside the ring.

The YOUNG DONUTS were picked apart by Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato. Guanchulo is happy just to be teaming with Rekka and show off YOUNG DONUTS to the world. In the backstage interview Sato pointed at the DNA logo. He doesn’t know what the D, N, A or GIG stand for but FIGHTING is at the beginning and that means everything to him. Don’t you forget it!

The first match in Dai Suzuki’s 7 bout series ended in failure. Kohei Sato was too scary for Suzuki to stand up to and he was clobbered in under 3 minutes. It’s only going to get worse because opponent #2 is Masato Tanaka!

The match to determine the team leader of Gran MilliMeters ended a bit rougher than intended. Nobuhiro Shimatani suffered a bloody nose after being hit with a Running Elbow Smash from Daiki Shimomura.


DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~” Results

February 23, 2017

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DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
Shinjuku FACE
450 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. FIGHTING GIG STARTING SIGNAL Run!: Guanchulo & Rekka defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Guanchulo pinned Shimatani with the DVD (9:52).
2. Youth’s Esperanza 2017: MAO defeated Yuki Ueno with the Cannonball 450 (9:52).
3. Dai Suzuki Which Way Is Your Tomorrow?: Shogun Okamoto defeated Dai Suzuki with a Back Drop (4:14).
4. Stand By The Sky: Kotaro Suzuki defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Tiger Driver (14:27).
5. Running Without End: Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase when Sakuraba submitted Iwasaki with the Perfect Yurikamome (10:50).
6. FIRST GIG MAIN EVENT “THE POWER”: Kazusada Higuchi & Akebono defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Yuji Okabayashi when Higuchi pinned Yoshimura with the Goten (15:18).

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DDT New Attitude is now Fighting Gig DNA! The development brand for DDT took a big step towards establishing themselves as its own product. With S.P.E. Entertainment managing the events, DNA redesigned its logo and now has its own new theme song. Also some of the wrestlers came out with new gear and entrance music. The show began with all 18 wrestlers lining up while the guest ring announcer Masahiro Ehara announced the beginning of DNA’s next story.

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In the build-up to the relaunch, the least experienced wrestler on the roster was building up the most ego. Naomi Yoshimura was eager to start the main event by charging past his partner Yuji Okabayashi and towards Kazusada Higuchi to catch him off guard. The match turned around when Akebono tagged in to absorb all of the chops and Shoulder Blocks his opponents could throw at him. Yoshimura was a glory hog throughout the match and refused to tag out even though he was overwhelmed. Okabayashi angrily reminded him it was a tag match and finally got to tag in and clean house. Yoshimura tagged back in and with Okabayashi gave Akebono a Double Brainbuster. He wanted to finish off Higuchi with a Lariat but Higuchi stopped him with a Lariat of his own. Yoshimura kicked out of the Doctor Bomb but Higuchi ended up putting him away with the Goten.

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After the match Akebono thanked Higuchi and Okabayashi for the match. He then turned to Yoshimura and complimented him on a good job. Akebono said he would like to come back and then left the ring. Higuchi thanked the fans for coming to see DNA’s relaunch. He told Yoshimura to watch his attitude a little but other than that he would gladly fight him again and again. A representative from one of the show sponsors Premium Water Shop then came out. He thought it was a wonderful show so he wanted to make a donation to DNA. He announced that DNA will have a show in Korakuen Hall on 10th May! Higuchi was excited by the news until Shunma Katsumata grabbed the microphone from him. Katsumata declared that he will main event the Korakuen show, not Higuchi. Higuchi said he is on top of DNA and he won’t give up his throne to anyone. If it is a new era for DNA, he will be leading the charge.

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While Mizuki Watase and LEONA fought each other outside the ring, Kouki Iwasaki had the displeasure of being twisted apart by Kazushi Sakuraba. Watase and LEONA continued fighting after the match ended. LEONA apologised in his backstage interview and blamed it on himself feeling a bit off. Sakuraba said Iwasaki has a strong Low Kick and he’d like to wrestle him again.

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Kotaro Suzuki was full of praise for Shunma Katsumata, describing their match as a wonderful contest. Suzuki said when he was three years into his career he did not have the movement and technique that Katsumata currently has. However a key difference maker in this match was stamina. Suzuki had more of it and Katsumata can’t hit his big moves without it. Suzuki then suggested that Katsumata should team with him so he can steal all his moves… er I mean learn more by watching.

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Dai Suzuki tried to shake off his loss to Shogun Okamoto with as much dignity as he could muster. He then broke down while failing to convince the audience he is still undefeated. The show sponsor then came out accompanied by an MC named MEGA-G. They informed Suzuki he will be going through a 7 match series with every match having a 7 minute time limit. If he loses all 7 matches then he must retire! However a win and even a draw will save Suzuki’s career. His first match in this series will be against Kohei Sato on 14th March.

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MAO’s Screw Kick was the deciding factor in him beating Yuki Ueno. Afterwards Ueno said he can’t figure out where that kick came from so he couldn’t defend against it. Ueno will now focus on more training to make sure he won’t lose his next match. As for MAO, he is just going to keep doing what he is doing in DNA and see where it takes him.

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Guanchulo & Rekka claim that they too have been reborn along with DNA. Together they are calling themselves the YOUNG DONUTS! They aren’t the only wrestlers thinking up team names. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani are thinking about calling themselves Gran Millimeter because they are small but strong like Gran Hamada.

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On the same week NASA discovered seven new planets, DNA introduced seven new trainees. Kento Namatame (生田目研人) is a 26 year old from Tokyo who has experience training with CMLL. Ryota Kimoto (木本凌太) is a 19 year old from Hokkaido and comes from Sapporo Amateur Pro Wrestling. Daisuka Kurahashi (倉橋大亮) is a 23 year old from Akita and was trained by Animal Hamaguchi. Kazuki Yoshida (吉田和樹) is a 20 year old from Niigata and has baseball experience. Mago-ichi (孫一?) is a 30 year old bodybuilder from northern China. Yuki Iino (飯野雄貴) is a 22 year old rugby player from Tokyo. Finally Kenichi Ito (伊藤健一) is a 41 year old MMA fighter from Tokyo.


Sakuraba And LEONA In DNA

January 17, 2017

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DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Stand By The Sky: Shunma Katsumata Vs Kotaro Suzuki
2. Running Without End: Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA

The new look DNA welcomes Kazushi Sakuraba and LEONA to its relaunch next month. The two will take on Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase. The four of them appeared at a press conference with Sakuraba wearing a white jiu-jitsu belt over his suit. Sakuraba explained he wore it to represent his first time in DNA because it is the first belt you earn in jiu-jitsu. Iwasaki is only focusing on Sakuraba and hopes to fight him one on one at some point. Watase is thrilled to fight the man he watched on TV back in elementary school. However he and LEONA had a war of words over whether or not LEONA is worthy of being in the match. Sakuraba admitted he hasn’t seen LEONA wrestle but he thinks they can work together as a team.

Kotaro Suzuki was impressed by what he saw at the last DNA show and said he would be happy to come back. Shunma Katsumata took him up on that offer. Katsumata wants DNA to fight as fierce as Suzuki does.


Sasadango Vs Sakuraba: Once In A Lunchtime! King Of Dark Title

January 20, 2015

UNION “YUMI NIMO MAKEZU 2015”, 24/01/2015
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. SAGAT & Tomoya Kawamura Vs Goro Jr. & Ryota Nakatsu
2. Ladybeard & Riho Vs Cherry & Ryu Gouma
3. Modoka (w/ Harumi Tachibana) Vs Daichi Kazato
4. Union Fly To Everywhere World Title: Mio Shirai (c) Vs Aoi Ishibashi
5. “Mr. Perfect” Hiroshi Fukuda Comeback & Kazushi ‘s GYM Bodybuilding Circle Reunion Memorial Match: Hiroshi Fukuda & MEN’S Teioh Vs Kazushi Miyamoto & Seiya Morohashi
6. UWA World Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka & FUMA (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Masato Shibata

Shuji Ishikawa has chosen U-File Camp fighter Masato Shibata as his partner for the UWA World Tag Team Title match. Ishikawa said there are now less big guys in wrestling than there used to be and what’s better in pro wrestling than big guys colliding into each other? So he has picked someone similar in size to himself to be his teammate.

Mio Shirai admitted she doesn’t know a lot about her next challenger Aoi Ishibashi. However, overcoming the odds is what a champion does so Shirai is willing to take the risk of not studying Ishibashi before their match.

DDT “SWEET DREAMS 2015”, 25/01/2015
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Road To Iron Man Battle Royal: Yasu Urano Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Soma Takao Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs Saki Akai Vs Bernard Ackah
2. Road To Kazushi Sakuraba: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Sanshiro Takagi
3. Road To KO-D 6 Man Tag: Gorgeous Matsuno, Gota Ihashi & DJ Nira Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi
4. Road To Super TLC: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Ire Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake Vs MIKAMI & Shuji Ishikawa
5. Road To Akebono Army Vs Yoshihiko Army: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda & Great Kojika (w/ Yoshihiko)
6. Just Before Saitama Super Arena – Super Special 6 Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kota Ibushi, Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi
7. DDT Extreme Title – No Rope Escape Match: Akito (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

Akito’s reign of technical wrestling over the DDT Extreme Title now brings him into a match where rope escapes are not in effect. He and Makoto Oishi will have to rely on other means to avoid submission holds. Or maybe they both have a few moves up their sleeve that would benefit from rope usage.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “~CHAPTER 2 2ND SEASON~ VOL. 10”, 08/02/2015
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. URRC Vs Erokawa Principle ~No Calories Recording Diet Super Fight~: Angela Ami Vs Kana
2. Let’s Go!! Bedscene!!: Osamu Namiguchi & Tiger Bedscene Vs Yoshihiro Horaguchi & Shinichiro Tominaga
3. Confrontation Of A Dream! Gundan Vs Gundan ~TOP OF THE SUPER ARMY~: Gundan Hitori Vs Ishihara Gundan Man
4. Karate Vs Karate Chop Part 2: Chikara & Yumehito Imanari Vs Kazuhiko Ogasawara & Karate Zebra
5. The Participation Story EPISODE 3 – Moment, Heart, Repeatedly ~ Both Of You, Dance Like You Want To Win!: Ken Ohka & Yukihiro Abe Vs Shota & Tomoya Kawamura

Ganpuro’s ranks have been boosted with the addition of Yukihiro Abe to the roster. Ken Ohka will be relying on him to get some revenge on the turncoat Shota.

UNION, OZ ACADEMY, WAVE, ICE RIBBON “M.I.O 2”, 14/02/2015
Shinjuku FACE

1. Sonoko Kato & Ryo Mizunami Vs Tsukasa Fujimoto & Miyako Matsumoto
2. Isami Kodaka & Mika Iida Vs Yumi Ohka & Daichi Kazato
3. Four Organisations 4 Way Match: Tsukushi Vs Shu Shibutani Vs Cherry Vs Mayumi Ozaki
4. Fairy Nihonbashi, Dynamite Kansai & Shuji Ishikawa Vs Seiya Morohashi, Mochi Miyagi & Aja Kong
5. Mio Shirai Vs Io Shirai

Naomi Susan noted that the relationship Union now has with Oz Academy, Pro Wrestling WAVE and Ice Ribbon thanks to Shirai’s multi-contract has created some fresh women’s matches in Union.

DDT “SAITAMA SUPER DDT 2015”, 15/02/2015
Saitama Super Arena – Community Arena

0. King Of Dark Title – First Champion Final: Gota Ihashi Vs DJ Nira
0. Dark Match – DNA 6-Man Tag Team Match: Tomoya Kawamura, Dai Suzuki, Kazusada Higuchi, Ryota Nakatsu, Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki
1. Love Of Memory: Danshoku Dino Vs Michael Nakazawa (w/ Shigeru Matsuzaki)
2. Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Kazushi Sakuraba
3. Akebono Army Vs Yoshihiko Army: Akebono, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yoshihiko, Antonio Honda & Great Kojika
4. Super TLC Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Jun Kasai Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miytake Vs MIKAMI & Shuji Ishikawa
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Aja Kong (c) Vs Yasu Urano Vs Soma Takao Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hoshitango Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs Saki Akai Vs Bernard Ackah Vs Yuto Aijima Vs Makoto Oishi
6. DDT Extreme Title: Akito (c) Vs X
*X is Shiori Asahi.
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Gorgeous Matsuno, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi
9. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Kota Ibushi

Super Sasadango Machine’s opponent for Saitama Super Arena (the Community Arena, not the giant stadium) is none other than Kazushi Sakuraba! Sasadango’s only knew beforehand that he was getting a “super-heavyweight” opponent. Both men are said to be enthusiastic about the match.

Details have emerged for DDT’s newest… championship? Accomplishment? Reward? Whatever it is, the King Of Dark Title is only defended in dark matches and the first champion will either be Gota Ihashi or DJ Nira. However, the first champion will be whoever loses the match. For you see, the King of Dark is forced to wrestle only in dark matches until they win. Victories by the champion is what causes title changes so I assume defeats count as title defences. It is the championship nobody wants unless you want to wrestle early!