Takeshita Back In Action, Umeda And HARUKAZE Out Of Action

September 14, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKADORO~”, 16/09/2018
Osaka Suminoe Maiko Hall

1. Two Big Single Match! ~Minami~: Toru Owashi Vs Super Sasadango Machine
2. Two Big Single Match! ~Kita~: Jun Kasai Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi Vs Yuni & Yuki Iino
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs MAO & Kazusada Higuchi Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii
5. Sanshiro Takagi & Hiroaki Moriya Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. RENEGADES Vs ALL OUT!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
7. Battle In The Big Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Meiko Satomura, HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Konosuke Takeshita is back from his injury a few shows earlier than planned and he wants to get right back into the action.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAIWAN RAMEN~”, 17/09/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre

1. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO, Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi
2. Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. Do Not Stop The DDT Video Group Camera! 3 Way Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Norikazu Fujioka Vs Yumehito Imanari
5. The Strongest Oyaji Decision Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Tanomusaku Toba
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
7. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special Tag Match: Meiko Satomura & HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

The question I have here is what does Takeshita want to do for Sumo Hall next month?

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE SHINKIBA?”, 22/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Hyper Misao Vs Hinano
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Kamifuku
3. Reika Saiki & Miu Vs Yuu & Raku
4. Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
5. Azusa Takigawa Debut 3rd Anniversary Memorial Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Miyu Yamashita
6. Mizuki Vs Maki Ito

Maki Ito is dominating the Dramatic General Election at the moment. Can this momentum be transferred into the wrestling ring when she faces her former teammate?

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018”, 23/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match ~ Booing 2018 New Member Audition: Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs X
0. Under Match: Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai & Yuni
1. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Ethan Page
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba, Keisuke Okuda & Yumehito Imanari
3. Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Iino Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase
4. Road To Ryogoku! 10-Man Elimination Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno & Super Sasadango Machine
5. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Kasai, Sabu & X Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
7. KO-D Openweight Title – Survival 3 Way Match: Meiko Satomura (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Danshoku Dieno

Kota Umeda is having more problems with his left knee and has opted to miss this show to take care of it. Keisuke Okuda takes his place in Match #2.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “CAN YOU CELEBRATE? 2018”, 29/09/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Spring! Summer! Autumn! Spring Comes Without Winter! Ganjo Special Tag Match!: Moeka Haruhi & Sumire Natsu Vs Yuu Yamagata & Shiori Akiba
2. Roar of POWER OF DREAM: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Kouki Iwasaki

HARUKAZE is out with an achilles tendon injury. Yuu Yamagata is now added to the women’s match and the teams are switched around a bit. Moeka Haruhi & Sumire Natsu were supposed to be opponents but will now team together.


DDT “WE WILL HAVE OUR SECOND MEETING! 2018” Results

September 8, 2018

DDT “WE WILL HAVE OUR SECOND MEETING! 2018”, 08/09/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
210 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Keisuke Ishii & MAO defeated Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani when MAO pinned Shimatani with the Michinoku Driver I (9:19).
2. Narimasu Three Big Single Match!: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Ryan Davidson with the Doctor Bomb (9:35).
3. Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Okuda defeated Akito & Yuki Iino when Oishi pinned Iino with a Jackknife Pin (6:50).
4. Narimasu Three Big Single Match!: Yumehito Imanari defeated Antonio Honda with a Samson Clutch (12:24).
5. Narimasu Three Big Single Match! ~ Loser DVD “Kazuki Hirata Exercise & Stretch” Purchased Falls Count Anywhere Match: Sanshiro Takagi (8) defeated Kazuki Hirata (1) (12:20).
5a. Sanshiro Takagi (1) pinned Kazuki Hirata (0) with a Lariat (0:08).
5b. Sanshiro Takagi (2) pinned Kazuki Hirata (0) with a Power Bomb (0:21).
5c. Sanshiro Takagi (3) submitted Kazuki Hirata (0) with a Back STF (0:39).
5d. Sanshiro Takagi (4) pinned Kazuki Hirata (0) when Hirata was thrown into the ring post (1:57).
5e. Sanshiro Takagi (5) pinned Kazuki Hirata (0) with a Brainbuster (3:40).
5f. Sanshiro Takagi (6) submitted Kazuki Hirata (0) with a Cobra Twist (5:08).
5g. Sanshiro Takagi (7) pinned Kazuki Hirata (0) with the Punk Free Avalanche Brainbuster (7:20).
5h. Sanshiro Takagi (8) pinned Kazuki Hirata (0) with a Dropkick (9:33).
5i. Kazuki Hirata (1) pinned Sanshiro Takagi (8) with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (12:20).
6. Shuten-dōji Vs RENEGADES!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi when Irie pinned Takanashi with the Beast Bomber (11:05).
7. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when Ueno pinned Paulie with a Frankensteiner (18:24).

Today’s result is a good sign for DISASTER BOX as they prepare for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match next month. HARASHIMA hit Mad Paulie with the Standing Somato, stunning Paulie long enough for Yuki Ueno to pin him with a Frankensteiner. HARASHIMA encouraged the newborn DISASTER BOX to rise rapidly and win the titles from DAMNATION!

DDT had 50 copies of Kazuki Hirata’s exercise DVD still in stock that they needed to get rid of. They were able to sell 41 of them up until today’s show and came to the conclusion that nobody else will buy the remaining copies. Sanshiro Takagi wanted Hirata to buy the remaining 9 copies but Hirata refused. They agreed to make their match a 60 minute time limit Falls Count Anywhere match set for 9 falls! Every time a wrestler lost a fall they are forced to buy a DVD for 3,000 yen a piece. All 9 falls had to be done within the 60 minutes. Takagi won the first 8 falls but failed to make a clean sweep when Hirata caught him in the Miracle One Shot Cradle to win the final fall. That was enough of a moral victory to satisfy Hirata. Plus he now gets 8 votes for the Dramatic General Election because he spent 24,000 yen at the DDT merch table! I guess there’s no rules prohibiting the contestants from buying their own voting ballots to vote for themselves.

The unlikely pairing of Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Okuda had trouble meshing together but they ultimately pulled it off in the end. Oishi positioned himself in front of Yuki Iino and provoked Okuda to come and kick him. Oishi dodged it and Okuda kicked Iino. Oishi then pinned Iino with a Jackknife.

After intermission Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga came out to make an announcement. They are displeased over Booing 2018 being left off the 23rd September Korakuen Hall show. They also noticed that DDT for the last few years has been light on showcasing independent wrestlers. DDT is owned by CyberAgent (in fact the Korakuen show takes place on the 1st anniversary of the sale) but they will always remember their past as an indie league. So they want to hold a special audition match on the Korakuen pre-show with the goal of recruiting new independent wrestlers, local wrestlers and student wrestlers for a massive dream indie show called “ALL DOIN”! Takagi is aware of the super indie show called “ALL IN” that recently took place in America. He admits this idea is probably a rip off. He wants anybody in Japan interested in taking part to DM him on social media with the hashtag #ALLDOIN.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONDOYAKI~” Results

August 19, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONDOYAKI~”, 19/08/2018
Osaka Nishi Kumin Center
232 Fans – No Vacancy

1. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Akito pinned Shimatani with the Hanamasa (8:40).
2. My Study Of Toughness ~ Yuni’s Study Of Freedom: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Yuni defeated Antonio Honda, Masahiro Takanashi & Hisaya Imabayashi when Yuni pinned Imabayashi with a School Boy (10:25).
3. Keisuke Okuda defeated Yuki Ueno by Knockout with a Left High Kick (9:45).
4. Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Bailey pinned Iwasaki after the Michinoku Tornado Driver (8:09).
5. Akkun Makorin Dangerous Affair Once A Year 2018: KUDO defeated Makoto Oishi with the Backspin Kick (10:42).
6. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid when Sasaki submitted Kincaid with the Cross Facelock (15:35).
7. King Of DDT 2018 Best 8 Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Keisuke Ishii when Hirata pinned Sakaguchi with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (17:23).

The finish to the main event had Yukio Sakaguchi missing the God’s Right Knee on Kazuki Hirata. HARASHIMA hit Sakaguchi into the turnbuckles with the Somato then Hirata got the win with the Miracle One Shot Cradle. HARASHIMA was full of praise for Hirata’s accomplishment today. HARASHIMA added that he gave him an assist but still, pinning Sakaguchi is the kind of momentum Hirata needs for the King Of DDT finale next weekend. Hirata ended the show with his “TOKYO GO!” dance because it is rare for him to win a main event match in Osaka. Sakaguchi was so surprised by the result he thought he was dreaming.

KUDO and Makoto Oishi had their annual singles match together with KUDO coming out as the victor. KUDO called the match fun but Oishi is annoyed that he only has one win in the series so far. He doesn’t know when or where their match in 2019 will take place but he will train like mad to prepare for it. KUDO raised a toast to celebrate Oishi’s upcoming marriage.

Antonio Honda complained about being in a 2 Vs 3 Handicap Match. He was told that Yuni was allowed to take part because his school is currently on its summer vacation. Honda said that children are the treasure of Japan but he and Masahiro Takanashi were still going to have a numbers disadvantage. Honda had an idea to even the numbers. He wanted Hisaya Imabayashi to join his team! Imabayashi tried to decline but he was stripped of his suit, revealing he was wearing wrestling trunks underneath. Imabayashi was convinced to take part and the match became 3 Vs 3. He took Yuni lightly until Yuni tripped him with a kick and put him in an Armbar. Imabayashi somehow had better luck fighting against Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi but was pinned by a School Boy from Yuni.

Keisuke Okuda interrupted the announcement of the next Osaka show to demand entry into this year’s Dramatic General Election! With DNA now gone, Okuda wants to move on and leave his mark in DDT. Earlier in the show Okuda defeated Yuki Ueno by High Kicking him to death.


More Stuff

August 1, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DANSHOKU DIENO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 02/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Today’s Gruelling Under Match ~ Terrible Gruesomeness: Hisaya Imabayashi Vs Tetsuya Koda
1. Our Lariat Pro Wrestling ’18: Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Rekka Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yumehito Imanari
2. Warming Up Muscle “10,000,000 Yen If You Beat ○○○”: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Antonio Honda Vs Choun-Shiryu Vs Pedro Takashi Vs Yasu Urano Vs X
3. The Usual Sandman Match: X Vs X

I jumped the gun with today’s news post so here’s more updated lineups.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DDT~”, 05/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Naomi Kingdom Vs RENEGADES: Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda Vs Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Makoto Oishi Vs Super Sasadango Machine & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. A New Ghost Story You Do Not Know Death Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Saki Akai Vs Yasu Urano Vs X
4. Beer Garden Specialty King Of DDT 2018 Customer Lottery 8-Man Tag Match: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X

The eight wrestlers who qualify for the King Of DDT Quarter Finals will be pitted against each other in the annual Lottery Tag Match. We also get the scary ghost story again.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #13”, 07/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji NO TV Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
0. NO TV Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Jason Kincaid & Facade
1. DDT NEW ATTITUDE 10-Man Tag Match: Kota Umeda, Shunma Katsumata, Naomi Yoshimura, Rekka & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO, Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Yuki Iino
2. HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
3. Gothic And Lolita Tag Death Match: Lady Beard & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
4. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
5. Danshoku Soul Tradition Part 6: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Kendo Kashin, NOSAWA Rongai & Keisuke Okuda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi

Oh God that’s not a good replacement for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match!

Everybody involved in the Gothic Lolita Tag Match has to wear gothic lolita style clothing to impress the episode’s special guest Misako Aoki.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENMUSU~”, 18/08/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre No. 2

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Cherry Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Mizuki
3. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs HARASHIMA, KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Antonio Vs Pale One For The First Time In 42 Years! Nagoya Specialty Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Konaka = Pale One

I think this is the first ever singles match between Antonio Honda and Konaka = Pale One. If not then it’s going to be the most high profile one.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONDOYAKI~”, 19/08/2018
Osaka Nishi Kumin Center

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. The Heartfelt Woman’s Compassion Is The Greatest Humiliation For A Man! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi
3. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

Keisuke Okuda will be hunting down the two Yuki’s during that weekend.

BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LU YANG HOKO~”, 21/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Masashi Takeda
2. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Former Big Japan tag team partners collide! Isami Kodaka and Masashi Takeda have both taken their own paths to the top since they were teaming together back in 2009. They’ve had a singles match against each other for Big Japan in June. Takeda won that. I know Kodaka won a Death Match against him in Union back in 2009.

Yasu Urano, Tsutomu Oosugi, Banana Senga and Akiyori Takizawa are booked for the show.


DNA “DNA 46 ~OSAKA’S FIRST EXPANSION! WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE DNA?~” Results

July 16, 2018

DNA “DNA 46 ~OSAKA’S FIRST EXPANSION! WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE DNA?~”, 16/07/2018
Osaka Konohana Community Hall
220 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani, Daiki Shimomura & Koju Takeda defeated Katsumi Oribe, Yuto Kikuchi & Yuki Aoki when Shimatani pinned Kikuchi with a Cradle after a Sliding Elbow Smash from Shimomura (10:38).
2. Kouki Iwasaki & Tomoya Hirata defeated Baliyan Akki & Rekka when Iwasaki submitted Akki with a Triangle Choke (8:32).
3. MAO & Rising HAYATO defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino when MAO pinned Iino with the Cannonball 450 (12:03).
4. TORU defeated Shunma Katsumata with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (10:59).
5. Ryota Nakatsu Vs Sammy Guevara ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).
6. Irie-gun Vs Naomi Kingdom!: Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase by Referee Stoppage when Okuda used a Torso Sleeper Hold on Watase (12:39).
7. DNA Naniwa Summit Decisive Battle!: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuki Ueno with the Throwaway Power Bomb (22:36).

On the penultimate DNA show, Naomi Yoshimura gave a heartfelt speech after the main event. Being from Osaka himself, Yoshimura wanted many people to come see DNA in this area for the final time today. He and Yuki Ueno have had many matches against each other. Today he could feel Ueno’s momentum as they wrestled and normally that would be deserving of a handshake so they could reconcile their differences. Maybe this rivalry deserves a happy ending because Ueno and also Kota Umeda will soon be moving up to DDT. Yoshimura has also decided his future path. As long as Yoshimura wrestles he cannot lose! With a rebellious heart on his side Yoshimura will never lose again! Today is Yoshimura’s happy ending!

The match between Irie-gun and Naomi Kingdom turned into a ringside brawl with wrestlers getting throw into the seats on two sides of the room. Keisuke Okuda countered Mizuki Watase’s Back Drop into a Sleeper Hold. Okuda then wrapped his legs around Watase to leave him helpless until the referee called for the bell. Another brawl broke out after the match which led to Shigehiro Irie chasing Okuda & Akira Jo out of the ring.

A knee injury prevented Kota Umeda from wrestling on the show so Ryota Nakatsu from BASARA was brought in as his replacement. Nakatsu took on Sammy Guevara in a bout that was too close to call. Neither could get the win by the time the time limit expired. Nakatsu thanked Guevara for the match and promoted BASARA’s show at Osaka Okinawa Hall on 22nd July. He forgot to bring tickets so he advised everyone to go buy them at the nearest convenience store so his employers won’t get angry at him.

A missed Spear from Yuki Iino accidentally hit Konosuke Takeshita instead of MAO. From there Iino was outnumbered and taken down by a Missile Dropkick from Rising HAYATO. MAO then hit the Cannonball 450 for the win.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #11” Results

July 10, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #11”, 10/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
220 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Danshoku Dieno defeated Rekka with the Danshoku Driver onto some Beer Cans (4:31).
0. NO TV Match: Akito defeated Yuki Ueno with a Reverse Figure 4 Leg Lock (5:44).
1. Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda defeated Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki when Okuda submitted Iwasaki with the Sleeper Hold (7:45).
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Asuka defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi when Asuka pinned Oishi with the Moonsault (6:49).
3. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie, Sammy Guevara & Facade defeated Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie and Keisuke Ishii, MAO & Daiki Shimomura when Guevara pinned Shimomura with the 630 Splash (8:43).
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal Survival Triathlon Rules: Konosuke Takeshita defeated KUDO (c), Toru Owashi, Masahiro Takanashi, Saki Akai, Nobuhiro Shimatani and Saori Anou (10:00).
4a. Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated KUDO (c) with a School Boy (1:28).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,322nd champion.
4b. Saori Anou defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with the Fisherman Suplex (4:46).
*Saori Anou becomes the 1,323rd champion.
4c. Saki Akai defeated Saori Anou (c) with a Diving Cross Body (7:55).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,324th champion.
4d. Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Saki Akai (c) with an Inside Cradle (8:01).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,325th champion.
4e. Konosuke Takeshita defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster onto the Iron Man Title (9:08).
*Konosuke Takeshita becomes the 1,326th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Akari Suda defeated Konosuke Takeshita (c) by Referee Stoppage with an Octopus Hold (9:07 pm).
*Akari Suda becomes the 1,327th champion.
5. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 4th Match: Dick Togo defeated Kota Umeda with the Modified Cross Facelock (11:12).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Blindfolded Hidden Breasts Death Match: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Antonio Honda when he stripped off Honda’s bra (13:42).
*V3 for HARASHIMA.

Maybe it was skill or maybe it was blind luck but HARASHIMA defeated Antonio Honda in the Blindfold & Bra Match. At one point Honda rolled out of the ring and HARASHIMA tried to chase after him. Honda pulled the shirts off of Yuki Iino and Nobuhiro Shimatani when they stood too close to him. They were both wearing bras underneath even though it wasn’t mandatory for them to do so. Back in the ring Honda applied an Octopus Hold to HARASHIMA and succeeded in unhooking his bra. HARASHIMA defended himself well so Honda rolled him into a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch. That was a grave mistake because the positioning allowed HARASHIMA to unhook Honda’s bra and strip it right off him by kicking out of the hold, resulting in a victory for HARASHIMA! After the match he said he hasn’t decided on the next challenger for the DDT Extreme Title. For now his focus is on winning the KO-D Openweight Title from Shigehiro Irie on 22nd July!

Another good effort from Kota Umeda that just wasn’t enough in his latest match of the Mad Dog Trials. Dick Togo’s ring awareness allowed him to trap Umeda in the Cross Facelock several times. The one that made Umeda finally tap out was transitioned into a modified version of the move that looks similar to the Dick Killer. Togo thinks Umeda can still grow into becoming the so called “Mad Dog” that he claims to be but for now he is still in the stage where he should be establishing a style for himself. His advice to Umeda is to wrestle more and more because pro wrestling is more than a career, it’s an experience.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title was up for grabs in a 10 minute long Battle Royal. The champion KUDO had Masahiro Takanashi fighting by his side against the rest of the field but the chaos was too much to handle. Nobuhiro Shimatani found his moment to strike and he pinned KUDO with a School Boy to win the title. Everyone ganged up on him until Saori Anou found her spot to win the belt with a Fisherman Suplex. KUDO had a change of heart and decided to protect Anou by fending off those who attacked her including including his friends Takanashi and Saki Akai. Anou didn’t appreciate KUDO’s aid and she kicked him out of the ring. She got into a back and forth with Akai until Akai pinned her with a Diving Cross Body. Shimatani got the title back with a Small Package with two minutes left to go. Konosuke Takeshita made his presence felt by giving Shimatani a Brainbuster onto the title belt. Takeshita got the pin and stayed as champion for the final minute of the match.

The Battle Royal was over but there were still people who wanted the Iron Man Title. Yuki Iino tried to pin Takeshita with a School Boy outside the ring but he kicked out. Danshoku Dieno then ran out and gave Takeshita the Lip Lock in the ring. He went for the pin but Sanshiro Takagi suddenly broke it up by throwing a chair at Dieno! Takagi invited this week’s special guest Akari Suda from SKE48 down to the ring so she can become the champion! Yukinori Matsui was against the idea but immediately changed his mind when Suda shook his hand. Takagi gave Takeshita a Stunner then Suda locked him into the Ocotpus Hold, the dreaded finishing move of World Idol Pro Wrestling star Octopus Suda! Takeshita clearly did not give up but Matsui ruled he was knocked out and rewarded the Iron Man Title to Suda! Takagi warned Suda that she may be attacked by people who want the championship at any time. Suda asked Takagi if he can protect her if that is the case.

The 3 Way Trios match wasn’t held under Hardcore rules but MAO still used a plastic toy hammer on some of his opponents during the match. Sammy Guevara and Facade ran circles around the rest of the participants and floored them all with dives out of the ring. Guevara then finished off Daiki Shimomura with the 630 Splash to give Irie-gun the victory. Tetsuya Endo wants MAO to know that their KO-D Tag Team Titles match on 22nd July won’t be a Hardcore match so he better leave the weapons at home. Mad Paulie stole some pictures of Facade from the merch stand. Endo scolded Paulie until he found a picture of Saori Anou among them.

The BIG LOVE between Daisuke Sasaki and Asuka is strong for the most part. Well there was that moment when Sasaki accidentally hit Asuka with a Clothesline but that honestly was an accident. Asuka recovered and countered Makoto Oishi’s Miracle Ecstasy into a Choke Slam of her own. She then pinned Oishi with the Moonsault. Sasaki begged Asuka to forgive him after the match. What he did was the biggest tragedy of this century and he promised to never do it again. Asuka said “BIG LOVE!” to Sasaki and they hugged. When asked about their upcoming singles match against each other at Korakuen Hall, Sasaki told everyone to look forward to it because they will show love to each other in the ring.

With the future of DNA up in the air, the Naomi Kingdom are looking to the future and it involves finishing off their rivals on the final show. Keisuke Okuda doesn’t care where they end up because he isn’t afraid of anything. If all of the juniors below him have fear then they should stop wrestling. Naomi Yoshimura wants to take down Yuki Ueno once and for all before DNA is done. After that he will be free to do what he wants whether it is in DDT, DNA or anywhere else in the company.

Akito’s submission skills got him out of a jam. He reversed a Figure 4 Leg Lock from Yuki Ueno to grab the victory.

Danshoku Dieno didn’t let his one show suspension from the main Maji Manji card let him down. He came out for his dark match with cans of beer ready to get the crowd fired up! He was also drinking to promote the Beer Garden shows taking place in August. He invited Rekka to join in the fun and they both wrestled while drinking. It got a bit out of control when they spat beer with each other and used the beer cans as weapons.


DNA “DNA 45” Results

June 3, 2018

DNA “DNA 45”, 03/06/2018
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106
270 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Koju Takeda & Rising HAYATO when Shimatani pinned HAYATO after a Running Elbow Smash from Shimomura (9:37).
2. Great China Alliance Vs New Beijing Pro Wrestling!: Cao Modao & Yasuura No defeated Choun-Shiryu & Rekka when No pinned Rekka with an Inside Cradle (11:57).
3. Yuki Iino Return Match – Yuki Iino Knock On Series Round 2: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuki Iino with the German Suplex (10:27).
4. Koji Kanemoto & Mizuki Watase defeated Mike Bailey & MAO when Watase pinned MAO with the Tiger Suplex (11:43).
*Mizuki Watase wins MAO’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
5. Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Crescent Moon (14:19).
6. Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo when Katsumata pinned Okuda with the ¡Hasta la vista! (15:03).
7. Kota Umeda defeated Naomi Yoshimura with the Umeda Driver (17:00).

Kota Umeda cements his place at the top of DNA with a decisive victory over Naomi Yoshimura. He overcame everything Yoshimura threw at him including a chairshot that was done to block Umeda’s Tope Con Hilo. Umeda found a counter for Yoshimura’s Power Bombs at almost every opportunity. On offence, Umeda’s kicks and knee strikes chipped away at Yoshimura until he fell to the Umeda Driver. After the match Umeda called out Yoshimura for trying to take over DNA during his absence. Then when Umeda came back, Yoshimura had the Naomi Kingdom backing him up. It took months of waiting but they were finally able have their match and end their conflict today. Umeda offered to shake Yoshimura’s hand. Yoshimura wanted to resist but he conceded defeat and accepted it before leaving with the rest of the Kingdom. Umeda ended the show by telling the fans that a good wave is coming to DNA and he is looking forward to seeing everyone at the next couple of DNA shows this summer.

The other Naomi Kingdom members also lost their match today to ALL OUT. An ambush at the venue’s stairway where the wrestlers entered through gave Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo the advantage at first. But Akito & Shunma Katsumata persisted until they found their opening. Katsumata kept Okuda in the ring and stunned him with a Buzzsaw Kick before getting the three count with the ¡Hasta la vista! Lightning Spiral.

Ryota Nakatsu returned to DNA to beat Kouki Iwasaki. That result isn’t the end of their rivalry. Now Iwasaki wants to return the favour and go have a match in BASARA! Nakatsu is open to the idea but isn’t sure if Iwasaki has the guts to go by himself like he did today.

Things are looking good for Mizuki Watase. Today’s win means he now has two Right To Challenge Gauntlets in his possession! He likes the idea of collecting all of them so maybe he will chase after the three remaining ones. Also Koji Kanemoto enjoyed teaming with him so much that he wants to do it again.

Yuki Iino returned to action with a hard hitting match against Konosuke Takeshita. Iino’s big moves were Spears and rugby tackles. He also got into chop battles but his momentum was cut short with a Lariat. Takeshita put him away with the German Suplex. Iino was disappointed with the loss but he felt comfortable handling the pressure of fighting one of DDT’s main eventers.