March 14, 2017

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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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.

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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!