June 23, 2019

Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall
269 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated Kouhei Kinoshita & Jun Masaoka when Takeshita pinned Kinoshita with the Zahi (12:18).
2. Good Shape Match: Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda when Yamato pinned Ueno with the X Latch (9:06).
3. Keisuke Ishii defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Kneel Kick (7:25).
4. Yukio Sakaguchi, Chris Brookes & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Tsutomu Oosugi, MAO & Mizuki Watase when Brookes pinned Watase with the Praying Mantis Bomb (12:40).
5. Daisuke Sasaki defeated Kota Umeda with La Mistica Cross Facelock (11:08).
6. The First BOYZ For Being BOYZ Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Makoto Oishi & Akito when Takanashi pinned Oishi with the Hangover!! (11:03).

Everybody in the main event wanted to put on the best match possible because it’s been so long since the last BOYZ show. Makoto Oishi dodged the Somato from HARASHIMA. That gave Akito an opening to hit HARASHIMA with an upper Knee Strike. Oishi then put HARASHIMA in the Jikiden Tornado Clutch but Masahiro Takanashi swooped in and pinned Oishi with the Hangover!! cradle out of nowhere.

Sanshiro Takagi came out at the end of the show. He said today was he first BOYZ show in over a year and eight months. He asked the fans if they wanted the BOYZ brand to come back on a more regular basis. When the audience of women applauded, Takagi chose Akito as the new BOYZ producer. Akito is now responsible for everything BOYZ related. He was surprised by the news but says it is a good opportunity for him to create something new, both for BOYZ and for himself.

Keisuke Ishii knocked out Kazuki Hirata with the Kneel Kick. He apologised to the fans who were hoping to see Hirata dance. To make up for it he put on the Hirata GO! glasses and did a dance. He then put the glasses on Hirata’s head and lifted his unconscious body to the rhythm of the music until he got bored.

“Summer Date” was the theme for the show. During the show opening introductions each wrestler dressed in an outfit they thought was suitable for a summer date. Shunma Katsumata had some dogs with him, Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda wore Disney merch for a double date in Disney Land, Ishii wore a Seibu Lions jersey for a date at the Seibu Dome, Hirata wore swimming trunks, both MAO and Nobuhiro Shimatani were dressed for bug catching and Yukio Sakaguchi wore a lucha mask because his idea is to have a pro wrestling date.

Video – Ishii/Haruhi Vs Katsumura/HARUKAZE

June 20, 2019

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “N.O. 2019”, 16/06/2019
119 Fans – No Vacancy

Flying To Saitama Vs Flying Cross Armbreaker!: Keisuke Ishii & Moeka Haruhi Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & HARUKAZE

Video – Matsunaga’s Costume Change Match

June 13, 2019

Tochigi Ashikaga Citizen Plaza Small Hall
156 Fans

Tomomitsu Matsunaga Marunage Match ~ Matsunaga Style Costume Change Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno


June 8, 2019

Tochigi Ashikaga Citizen Plaza Small Hall
156 Fans

1. Kazusada Higuchi & MAO defeated Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when MAO pinned Shimatani with the Michinoku Driver II (12:45).
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Yamato pinned Hirata with the X Clutch (10:12).
3. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Marunage Match ~ Matsunaga Style Costume Change Match: Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda when Ishii pinned Matsunaga with a Crushed Samson Clutch (15:33).
4. Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Mizuki Watase with the God’s Right Knee (11:00).
5. HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya when HARASHIMA pinned Oishi with the Somato (12:11).
6. I Really Like The Sunset Seen At Watarase Bridge! Ashikaga Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Endo submitted Katsumata with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (20:19).

Tetsuya Endo gave Konosuke Takeshita a Low Blow and then threw him out of the ring from the Torture Rack position before getting the submission win on Shunma Katsumata.

Yukio Naya tried to Power Bomb Makoto Oishi onto HARASHIMA but HARASHIMA rolled out of the way. Naomi Yoshimura got Naya out of the way while HARASHIMA hit Oishi with the Somato for the win. Yoshimura said backstage that Naya is different from the other heavyweights in DDT. But that doesn’t mean he’s scared of him. HARASHIMA wants Naya to wrestle a variety of wrestlers in DDT so he can expand his potential.

Here is the list of the costume changes in Match #3. Masahiro Takanashi dressed as Antonio Honda, Honda dressed as Takanashi, Keisuke Ishii dressed as Hisaya Imabayashi, Kota Umeda was dressed as the referee, Yuki Ueno was dressed as Umeda, Imabayashi was dressed as Ueno and the referee was dressed as Ishii. Tomomitsu Matsunaga didn’t have to change costumes so he got to be himself.

A 10 bell tribute was given to the late Atsushi Aoki at the start of the show.


June 2, 2019

Tokyo BumB Sports Culture Museum Multi Studio
132 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganpro Vs Hokuto Pro Wrestling! Hot And Strong Bounce Young Boys: Shigeyuki Kawahara defeated Shuhei Washida with the Swanton Bomb (8:46).
2. Haru HARU Vs Actwres girl’Z! Four Flowers Bloom In BumB!: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE defeated Himeka Arita & Misa Matsui when Haruhi pinned Matsui with the 79.5MHz (13:33).
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Real GUTS Army 2nd Round ~Remake Of Smoke~: Guts Ishijima & Shota defeated Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura when Shota pinned Ohka with the Gannosuke Clutch (12:31).
4. PochaJo Another Story ~Encounter With The Female Version Of Atsushi Onita~: Miss Mongol defeated Yumehito Imanari with a Senton (12:12).
5. Inevitability Or Fate’s Mischief? Team Drift And DNA Clash In Ganpro!: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase when Ishii pinned Watase with the Flying Kneel Kick (18:14).

Keisuke Ishii noticed that the main event ended after 18 minutes and 14 seconds, the same exact amount of time as his match with Tetsuya Endo for the KO-D Openweight Title a few weeks ago. He also said it was so much fun and exciting to wrestle Shigehiro Irie again. He now wants to wrestle him one on one.

The new war between Ganbare☆Wrestling and Real GUTS Army went ahead today. Guts Ishijima & Shota won the first battle over Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura in the middle of the show but they made their presence felt again later. When the show ended, Ohka’s speech in front of the fans was cut short by an attack by GUTS. Ishijima was about to give Ohka the Facebuster when Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol came to the rescue. With the enemy sent fleeing, Imanari called for an alliance between Ganpro and Pocchari Joshi. Together they can be called GPW! The three challenged Guts-gun to a trios match on 16th June. Ishijima accepted with Shota and Masked Mystery as his partners. Ishijima also said that Yoshimura Pro Wrestling is on his side in this war.

Imanari’s Pocchari Joshi project will show up again at Shin-Kiba 1st RING on 20th August.

Princess Cup, Wrestle Matsuyamania, Heaven Summit, Nakano’s Big Matches

May 31, 2019

Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Way Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Pom Harajuku Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Sakisama & Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma & Himawari Unagi
3. Shoko Nakajima, Yuka Sakazaki & Miu Watanabe Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Mirai Maiumi
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1H: Yuna Manase Vs Yuki Aino
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1G: Maki Itoh Vs Raku
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1F: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mina Shirakawa
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki

The other half of the Tokyo Princess Cup 1st Round takes place tomorrow.

Tokyo BumB Sports Culture Museum Multi Studio

1. Ganpro Vs Hokuto Pro Wrestling! Hot And Strong Bounce Young Boys: Shuhei Washida Vs Shigeyuki Kawahara
2. Haru HARU Vs Actwres girl’Z! Four Flowers Bloom In BumB!: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Himeka Arita & Misa Matsui
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs True Guts-gun 2nd Round ~Remake Of Smoke~: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Guts Ishijima & Shota
4. PochaJo Another Story ~Encounter With The Female Version Of Atsushi Onita~: Yumehito Imanari Vs Miss Mongolia
5. Inevitability Or Fate’s Mischief? Team Drift And DNA Clash In Ganpro!: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

Members of RENEGADES are reunited, members of Team Drift are reunited and members of DNA are reunited in the main event.

Ehime World Trade Center

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Pokotan Vs Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Asuka Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Pulp Bonjin (w/ Cutiely The Ehime)
3. Model Wrestler Vs Gravure Wrestler! Innocent Single Match: Saki Akai Vs Mina Shirakawa
4. There ☆ Is A Dream! Ryutaro Watanabe (DDT Matsuyama Affiliation) Big Match!: Hideki Suzuki Vs Ryutaro Watanabe
5. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
6. From Showa To Heisei And To The Reiwa! Matsuyama Famous Special 8-Man Tag Match That Keeps Running With The Times: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya & Rising HAYATO Vs Tatsumi Fujinami, Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

A big show in Ehime before we go to Ota Ward.

Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki

1. Masato Kamino Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
2. Best Stretchman V3 & Stretchman Man Vs Yusukue Kubo & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Takumi Tsukamoto & Fuminori Abe
4. Takato Nakano Local Triumph! Special Single Match: Takato Nakano Vs Yuko Miyamoto
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2C: Minoru Fujita Vs FUMA
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2D: Yasu Urano Vs SAGAT

A great homecoming gift for Takato Nakano. He gets a match with Yuko Miyamoto!

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ goes into the 2nd Round. The winners of the two matches here will face each other in the semis.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “N.O. 2019”, 16/06/2019

1. Australian Single Match! First Time Visiting Japan Vs Living In Japan: Champ Phoenix Vs Choun-Shiryu
2. Aim For First Victory! Young Warrior Vs Song Writer!: Shuhei Washida Vs Mitomi Masayuki

Australian wrestler Champ Phoenix is coming over to Ganbare☆Wrestling from Pro Wrestling Power. He is 180cm tall, weighs 92kg and is from Queensland. Shota discovered him when he went on an excursion to Australia this past April.

BASARA “BASARA 98 ~ASUKAYAMA~”, 16/06/2019

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2A: Takato Nakano Vs Ryota Nakatsu
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2B: Isami Kodaka Vs Tsutomu Oosugi (w/ Banana Senga)

Nakano already eliminated one former tournament winner. Next he gets the chance to eliminate last year’s winner!

ARENA Shimo-kitazawa

1. Yoshimura Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Guts Ishijima Vs Masked Mystery

Ganpro is holding a special small scale show for DDT UNIVERSE members at a bar called ARENA Shimo-kitazawa. The venue is home for a tiny indy outfit called Yoshimura Pro Wrestling. I looked them up and found a match between an MMA guy against a swing with Kuishinbo Kamen as the referee. So this is right up my alley.


May 19, 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.