DDT “KING OF DDT 2019 1ST ROUND” Results

April 29, 2019

DDT “KING OF DDT 2019 1ST ROUND”, 29/04/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
235 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Toru Owashi, Antonio Honda, Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks when Endo submitted Starks with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (11:02).
2. Keisuke Okuda Final DDT Match: Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Okuda defeated Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino when Okuda pinned Watase with a Right High Kick (7:57).
3. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Kota Umeda with the Doctor Bomb (13:03).
4. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1: Soma Takao defeated Mike Bailey with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (10:08).
5. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Shonenba (9:42).
6. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with a Rope Assisted Pin (11:37).
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1: Masahiro Takanashi defeated MAO with a Backslide Pin (2:15).
8. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1: Akito defeated HARASHIMA with a Cradle (14:26).
9. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuki Ueno with a Zahi (20:45).

The King Of DDT 2019 first round saw seven wrestlers advance to Round 2. However hope is not all lost for those who were defeated today. The winners all met in the ring at the end of the show to face each other. However Masahiro Takanashi went missing and was instead represented by Baliyan Akki wearing the same clothes. Daisuke Sasaki carried a long bamboo stick with him while Naomi Yoshimura put his full attention on Konosuke Takeshita. When that was happening Tetsuya Endo came out wearing a full suit and using Nobuhiro Shimatani as a stepping stool to get in and out of the ring. Endo announced he will soon choose one of the seven “little fish” that lost today to defend the KO-D Openweight Title against on 2nd June.

The King Of DDT Round 2 matches are Kazusada Higuchi Vs Masahiro Takanashi, Soma Takao Vs Akito, Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita and Daisuke Sasaki Vs the winner of the Losers Battle Royal.

Friendships don’t matter in this tournament. Takeshita proved this after his match with Yuki Ueno. He looked like he was lifting Ueno back to his feet but instead Takeshita threw him out of the ring! Ueno got back into the ring and Takeshita offered a handshake but it was kicked away. Takeshita explained backstage that he was sending a message that he is still No. 1 in DDT. This is how strong his desire is to win. He is always driven but now he should be showing he is something to be feared.

HARASHIMA is entering a bit of a slump. He lost the DDT Extreme Title yesterday and today got eliminated in the 1st Round by Akito. Although Akito is happy with the win he is not convinced that he has surpassed HARASHIMA because he only pinned him with a cradle.

Masahiro Takanashi had to be at his trickiest to beat MAO. He grabbed a chair to distract Yukinori Matsui while Baliyan Akki entered the ring to attack MAO while disguised as Takanashi. MAO later did the Spaceman Plancha but Akki took the blow instead of Takanashi. Then Shota stepped up to the ring disguised as a fan to blow a party popper in MAO’s face. Takanashi used the distraction to pin MAO with a Backslide and advance to Round 2.

More cheating happened down the card as Daisuke Sasaki low blowed Yukio Sakaguchi en route to winning his match with his feet on the ropes.

Last year Kazuki Hirata began his miracle run in the tournament by beating Naomi Yoshimura. Sadly, this year is not going to be the same. This time around Yoshimura beat Hirata to avenge what happened a year ago. A lot has changed since that match. Hirata and Yoshimura are now on the same side in DISASTER BOX for example. They agreed to let bygones be bygones for the sake of their unit.

The Reverse Gory Special Bomb has immediately become a killer move for Soma Takao. In two days he has pinned both members of The Moonlight Express with it. He has learned the move in order to win the KO-D Title from Tetsuya Endo at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” in July. Today’s result was so easy for Takao he is acting like he didn’t even wrestle and he is advancing to Round 2 on a bye!

Memories of DNA were floating through the heads of Kazusada Higuchi and Kota Umeda as they fought each other. But just like back then Higuchi was the one with his arm raised at the end. He faced off with Akki at the end of the show thinking it was Takanashi. All he noticed was the guy he confronted looked more serious than drunk today.

Wait I thought yesterday was Keisuke Okuda’s farewell match. Oh well, here’s another one.


DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS MAX BUMP 2019” Results

April 28, 2019

DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS MAX BUMP 2019”, 28/04/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,130 Fans – No Vacancy

-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) defeated Gota Ihashi by Pinfall (11:32 am).
*V? for Danshoku Dieno.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani by Pinfall (11:33 am).
*V? for Danshoku Dieno.
1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Pokotan (w/ Danshoku Dieno) when Pokotan was Disqualified for attacking the referee (7:23).
2. Keisuke Okuda Farewell Match: Keisuke Okuda, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino when Okuda pinned Iino with a Buzzsaw Kick (8:38).
3. Saki Akai & Asuka defeated Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Akai pinned Shimatani with the Quetzalcoatl (7:48).
4. Legendary Wrestler Yoshiaki Yatsu First Match In DDT: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Hiroshi Yamato when Takagi pinned Yamato with a Clothesline From Hell (8:19).
*Sanshiro Takagi wins Hiroshi Yamato’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
5. DDT Extreme Title – Panty☆Hunt Tiger Cub Rope Death Match: Antonio Honda defeated HARASHIMA when Honda stripped off HARASHIMA’s panties (12:04).
*HARASHIMA fails in V2. Antonio Honda becomes the 44th DDT Extreme Champion!
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated MAO & Mike Bailey and Ricky Starks & Mike Rollins when Takao pinned MAO with a Reverse Gory Special Bomb (13:13).
*V1 for DAMNATION.
7. Special Match: Shinya Aoki defeated Konosuke Takeshita with the Foot Choke (7:03).
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Makoto Oishi with the Shooting Star Press (28:18).
*V1 for Tetsuya Endo.

So close yet so far for Makoto Oishi. He went into the main event with a lot of support but little chance of beating Tetsuya Endo for the KO-D Openweight Title. But boy did he take a crack at it! Knowing that he had already beaten Endo with the Ground Cross 200 earlier this month, Oishi targeted Endo’s legs with Knee Crushers and a hanging Figure Four wrapped around the ring post. When Oishi finally applied the Ground Cross 200, Mad Paulie distracted the referee in order to break the hold. Endo also came close to losing after Oishi hit a Moonsault outside the ring, leaving Endo to barely escape a countout by entering the ring at 19. Oishi had one more unexpected trick to use and that was to give Endo a Danshoku Dieno style Lip Lock so he would be left vulnerable for a Piledriver. A Spinning Backfist and the Jikiden Tornado Clutch was the closest Oishi came to winning with a 2.9 pin count. But when Endo recovered he struck Oishi with the Handspring Overhead Kick and got a nearfall with the Spinning Torture Rack Bomb. From there Endo hit the Shooting Star Press for the victory.

Oishi was taken out of the ring to cheers but Endo stayed to hear what will happen next in the KO-D Title scene. Hisaya Imabayashi told him his next scheduled defence will be in Matsuyama on 2nd June. Endo joked that he wanted Nobuhiro Shimatani to be the challenger. Instead Keisuke Ishii walked out wearing his Right To Challenge Guantlet. Ishii told Endo he will cash in the Gauntlet for a KO-D Title match on 19th May at Korakuen Hall. Imabayashi told Ishii that this year the Gauntlet rules have changed and DDT will not permit any preempted cash ins. Ishii told him he has a plan and will use his cash in at the right time on the show to make it a surprise as the rules intended. So DDT cannot officially confirm or advertise Endo Vs Ishii for the title on the 15th but it will happen there somehow.

In a rematch from last December, Shinya Aoki avenged his loss to Konosuke Takeshita. In order to get into the different vibe of the match, Takeshita wrestled barefoot in plain black trunks. Aoki put him in a Sleeper Hold but Takeshita reached the ropes and stepped out to the apron to break it up. When Aoki let go, Takeshita jumped from the apron and Headbutted his opponent. He did a German Suplex, put Aoki into a Crab Hold and transitioned into a Cross Armbreaker. However control switched to Aoki and he cinched in the Foot Choke to make Takeshita give up. The two shook hands and bumped fists after the match.

The KO-D Tag Team Titles match was chaos as three teams fought it out for the belts. The champions Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao jumped everyone to start things off then The Moonlight Express hit a double Moonsault to the outside onto Ricky Starks & Mike Rollins. Sasaki put both Starks and Mike Bailey into a stacked Cross Facelock until MAO broke it up with a Springboard Senton. The Express gave Sasaki the Michinoku Tornado Driver but Starks & Rollins broke the pin. The Express got rid of Starks & Rollins when Bailey hit a Standing Shooting Star Knee Drop onto Rollins on the apron while MAO hit the Cannonball 450 on Starks. However Sasaki distracted the referee so Takao could give MAO a Low Blow. Takao then used a Vertebreaker (DDT is calling it a Reverse Gory Special Bomb in their results) to get the win and keep the tag belts in DAMNATION. Backstage MAO is disturbed over the result. He revealed his goal for the last three years was to get rid of DAMNATION and revert Tetsuya Endo back to the way he was before he joined that group. Recent events have been a major setback but MAO promises he will achieve his goal some day. Rollins is upset he lost his first Korakuen match. Starks said the two of them are Psycho & Sexy. They will always have a chance to win the tag titles the next time they come back to DDT. Sasaki mocked Takeshita for running away from the match to go play pro wrestling with Aoki.

Both HARASHIMA and Antonio Honda entered the ring wearing towels around their waists. They took off the towels to reveal they were both wearing panties over their gear. It was time for the Panty☆Hunt Tiger Cub Rope Death Match! The rules were the first person to remove their opponent’s panties would be the winner. But HARASHIMA and Honda also had to wrestle while they were tied together with a tiger rope with a cuddly little stuffed tiger toy attached to it. Honda used the tiger toy as a shield because HARASHIMA was too nice to harm the tiger. The two would then tie each other up in the rope until HARASHIMA hit the Somato. But Honda used the momentum to roll on top of HARASHIMA’s back and pull his panties off to become the new DDT Extreme Champion! HARASHIMA congratulated Honda on the win and when he left, Akito came out to challenge Honda. Akito brought up when Honda said the Extreme Title matches were the most exciting of his career. It was the same for Akito which is why he wants a title shot. They agreed to have the match in Kitazawa Town Hall on 25th May.

It’s a little over a year until the Olympic Games reach Tokyo but DDT is getting into the swing of things early by bringing in Yoshiaki Yatsu to wrestle for them. He kept everybody on their toes but it was Sanshiro Takagi who had the winner’s spotlight on him at the end. Takagi yelled “Thank you Heisei!” before he hit Hiroshi Yamato with the flying Clothesline From Hell to end the match. Takagi is now in possession of the Blue Right To Challenge Gauntlet.

Today was the first time Saki Akai & Asuka teamed together. It worked out great for them since they beat Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani. However Akai admitted the teamwork she had with Asuka felt incomplete. It needs more power because that is how Meiko Satomura measures other wrestlers no matter their gender. Since Akai only wrestles in DDT she went looking at other interesting places to find someone to give her team more power. She found that person. Joining Akai & Asuka for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match on 11th May is Hikaru Shida!

Keisuke Okuda ends his tenure with DDT by kicking Yuki Iino in the head. There is no bad blood coming out of the match. Okuda shook hands with everyone and they all posed for a group photo. His history with Yuki Ueno in DNA is also water under the bridge as they were on friendly terms during the backstage interviews. Okuda also said he will miss Naomi Yoshimura because they wrestled as the Naomi Kingdom together. Okuda is now gone from the company but he thinks his path will cross with the DDT roster again in the future.

Two months after its pro wrestling debut, the mascot Pokotan returned to the ring for its second match. Disaster struck when Kazuki Hirata chopped Pokotan’s head off, revealing the top of its robotic frame underneath. Pokotan went haywire and attacked Hirata relentlessly. Yukinori Matsui tried to stop the mascot but he got thrown out of the ring, causing a disqualification. Pokotan then attacked everything in sight until Danshoku Dieno placed its head back on. That fixed the problem and Pokotan was back to its friendly, lovable self.

Dieno was part of the show opening festivities but got ambushed by Gota Ihashi and Nobuhiro Shimatani on two separate occasions. Dieno was able to fight both of them off in ways that only he can to stay as the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion.

Kenta Kobashi appeared after intermission to promote his next Fortune Dream show on 10th June. Kazusada Higuchi will be teaming with Yuji Okabayashi for a match against the NOAH team of Yoshiki Inamura & Go Shiozaki. When Ishii announced his plans at the end of the show he turned over to Kobashi at the commentary table and told him how much of a big fan he is of him. Ishii brought up Kobashi’s match with Terry Gordy on 21st May, 1993 in Sapporo that he is particularly fond of. Ishii said he will shine like Kobashi did on that day when he cashes in his title shot.


Video – Generation Struggle 5 Vs 5 Elimination Match

April 24, 2019

DDT “SHIN SYU VERY MUCH! 2019”, 21/04/2019
Nagano Art Center Pavilion
216 Fans

HARASHIMA Marunage Match ~ Generation Struggle 5 Vs 5 Elimination Match: HARASHIMA, Sanshiro Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi, Super Sasadango Machine & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda


Video – Sakaguchi/Akai Vs Okuda/Yamashita

April 23, 2019

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2019 ~SATSUKI~”, 20/04/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall
240 Fans – No Vacancy

Saki Akai Marunage Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Keisuke Okuda & Rina Yamashita


DDT “DRAMATIC TENJINBASHI! 2019” Results

April 14, 2019

DDT “DRAMATIC TENJINBASHI! 2019”, 14/04/2019
Osaka City Ozo Community Center
219 Fans

1. Lucha Libre Rules: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Mizuki Watase & Yuni when Hirata pinned Watase with the GO! GO! Splash (8:08).
2. 3 Way Tag Match: MAO & Asuka defeated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani and Antonio Honda & Ricky Starks when MAO pinned Shimatani after a German Suplex & Jackknife Pin Combo (8:56).
3. Mike Bailey defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Ultima Weapon (11:46).
4. Naomi Yoshimura defeated Mike Rollins with the Shonenba (9:57).
5. Keisuke Okuda Marunage Match: Kota Umeda & Keisuke Okuda defeated Magnitude Kishiawada & Yuki Iino when Okuda pinned Iino with a Buzzsaw Kick (11:20).
6. DISASTER BOX Vs Shuten-dōji!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated HARASHIMA & Yuki Iino when Sakaguchi pinned Iino with the God’s Right Knee (13:32).
7. I Love It! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Makoto Oishi when Endo submitted Oishi with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (17:56).

Tetsuya Endo looks like he is getting what he wants from Makoto Oishi. That is an easy opponent he can beat all the time. Endo made Oishi submit to the Yurikamome Hold then taunted him for “wrestling with his head”. Endo says pro wrestling is the opposite, it is using everything except your head! He reminded everyone that there are two types of people in the world, losers and the KO-D Openweight Champion Tetsuya Endo!

Mad Paulie continues to require reading hentai novels in order to keep calm during matches.

Keisuke Okuda thanked Magnitude Kishiwada for taking part in his Marunage match. Since Okuda will be a freelancer starting in May, he would like to have another match with Kishiwada anywhere in Osaka.

The most horrible alliance in DDT has been created. Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto are now a tag team! They along with Toru Owashi were able to beat Sanshiro Takagi, Mizuki Watase & Yuni even when Yuni demanded the match to be held under Lucha Libre rules. Donaruto hit the McShake Bomb on Watase then Hirata hit the newly named GO! GO! Splash for the three count. After the match Hirata wanted to know something about Donaruto. Back when Hirata was living in Kobe, he shared a one room apartment with a weird person for 6 months. Was that person Donaruto before he transformed into what he is now? Hirata is happy to be reunited with that guy buy he hates being vulgar. Donaruto told Hirata that they shared a dream together in that dirty room. They can make that dream come true by winning the KO-D Tag Team Titles! Also Donaruto bought 100 tickets for the DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA” show in June that he can sell to people if they team together. He’s already sold 15 of them. Takagi promised the two will get their tag title match on 2nd June if they are able to sell the remaining tickets before then.

It was announced that the Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro match scheduled for Yukinori Matsui’s 25th Anniversary show in May has been cancelled because Kamen is injured. Antonio Honda offered to take Kamen’s place and be Kikutaro’s new opponent. For him that match is more valuable than money or health.


DDT “APRIL FOOL 2019 IN SHINKIBA” Results

April 14, 2019

DDT “APRIL FOOL 2019 IN SHINKIBA”, 11/04/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
192 Fans

1. Dance Vs Nori! Enchanted Single Match: Hiroshi Yamato defeated Kazuki Hirata with a Fisherman Suplex (7:19).
*Hiroshi Yamato wins Kazuki Hirata’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
2. Single Match Of A 40 Year Old Indie Wrestler Trial: Mad Paulie defeated Makoto Oishi with the Paulie Buster (3:59).
3. Asuka, Sanshiro Takagi, Yuki Iino & Rionne Fujiwara defeated Saki Akai, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Mizuki Watase when Asuka pinned Watase with the Moonsault (8:06).
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Ricky Starks & Mike Rollins defeated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani and MAO & Mike Bailey when Rollins pinned Shimatani with the Psycho Punch Baby (10:15).
5. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Keisuke Okuda ended in a Double Knockout (8:22).
6. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda when HARASHIMA pinned Honda with a Cradle (14:11).
7. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Endo pinned Katsumata with the Shooting Star Press (17:03).

DDT is back to work after their American vacation and there is a lot to get through. After the main event Konosuke Takeshita expressed his desire to win back the KO-D Openweight Title. However he has an even bigger desire to avenge his defeat to Daisuke Sasaki so he challenged him to a KO-D Tag Team Titles match instead! Takeshita picked Shunma Katsumata to be his partner, partly because Akito is out of action and Yuki Iino is more suited for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. After his challenge was made, The Moonlight Express came out demanding their title rematch against DAMNATION. If that wasn’t enough the team of Ricky Starks & Mike Rollins also came out wanting a title shot. Sasaki refused to hand out a title match to anybody until Tetsuya Endo talked to him. Endo said there are only two kinds of people in the world, those who take challenges and those who refuse them. Which one is Sasaki? That convinced Sasaki to make a 4 Way Tag match for the Tag Titles on 28th April!

When that was over with, Endo announced his first challenger for the KO-D Title on 28th April. It’s… Makoto Oishi? Even Oishi was surprised to hear this but he asked the fans to support him in Korakuen Hall. Oishi then became more confident, telling Endo he will be a weak champion if he can’t win on the 28th. Oishi will show Endo how he uses his head to win matches. Endo closed out the show telling the audience he was reborn in New York and grew up in New York. There are two kinds of people in this world, losers and the winner, Tetsuya Endo!

HARASHIMA had intentions to tell Antonio Honda their DDT Extreme Title stipulation today but he hasn’t been able to think of anything. Honda asked if he could be given time to come up with the match idea instead. HARASHIMA agreed and they shook hands as a promise to come up with the best rules to create the best match.

One High Kick after another resulted in a double knockout between Yukio Sakaguchi and Keisuke Okuda. Sakaguchi told Okuda he enjoyed that match and to remember they will be together again for a tag match in Yokohama next week.

Although Asuka and Saki Akai were opponents today, they were on the same page after the match. Asuka said she is starving to win a championship again and if Akai can help her, she’ll be happy to team up. Akai now needs one more person to join her team so she can challenge for the 6-Man Tag Titles.

Springtime means that Mad Paulie’s face is turning red again because he is back in heat.

Kazuki Hirata and Hiroshi Yamato complained that the other’s entrance is too long.

Antonio Honda talked about his experience in New York at the start of the show. He doesn’t understand why everyone booed his Hulk Hogan impersonation at the DDT show but when the real Hogan appeared at WrestleMania he was greatly cheered.

The 2019 King Of DDT tournament will begin on 29th April. So far 14 names have been revealed. They are Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki, Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito, Soma Takao, Masahiro Takanashi, Kazusada Higuchi, MAO, Mike Bailey, Kota Umeda, Naomi Yoshimura, Yuki Ueno and Kazuki Hirata. A Battle Royal for the 1st Round losers will take place on 6th May and the winner will qualify for the 2nd Round happening that same day. The tournament winner will receive a KO-D Title shot at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” in July along with a million yen cash prize.


The Big Catch Up

April 10, 2019

DDT “APRIL FOOL 2019 IN SHINKIBA”, 11/04/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. The Big President! Dance! Nori! Enchanting 3 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Hiroshi Yamato
2. Single Match Of A 40 Year Old Indie Wrestler Trial: Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda
4. Saki Akai, Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitdu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase Vs Asuka, Akito, Yuki Iino & Rionne Fujiwara
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Ricky Starks & Mike Rollins
6. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Keisuke Okuda
7. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

Naomi Yoshimura was supposed to be on the show but family circumstances are preventing him from coming this weekend. He will be back in the ring wrestling again on the 14th.

I missed this but on 2nd April DDT announced that Keisuke Okuda will resign from the company at the end of the month and become a freelancer. His contract with DDT was originally just a one year contract but it turned out to be the shortest contract in the company’s history. Okuda is grateful for the opportunities DDT gave to him when he left IGF last year and he’s been a fan of the company since he was in junior high but he wants to move his career in a different direction and go on a new adventure. Okuda wants his big match before he leaves to be against Yukio Sakaguchi.

“Absolute” Ricky Starks is from Louisiana, USA and has been wrestling since 2012. Mike Rollins is from Ontario, Canada and has been wrestling since 2007. Rollins is normally a mild person but during matches he can switch personalities and turn into a mad man named “Psycho” Mike.

The current Right To Challenge Gauntlet holders are Kazuki Hirata (blue) and Keisuke Ishii (yellow).

DDT “DRAMATIC STAR STREET CORNERS”, 13/04/2019
Tottori Yonago Industrial Gymnasium Sub Arena

1. 3 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Ricky Starks & Mike Rollins Vs Asuka & Mizuki Watase
3. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Okuda
4. Konosuke Takeshita Marunage Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Gaina Tiger & G Vs Yuki Ueno, Takuya Fujiwara & COW Saeki
5. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kota Umeda
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
7. Yonago Specialties Come! Special! 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Lowther Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani

Yoshimura was originally teaming with Kota Umeda in a tag match. Umeda’s new partner is Tomomitsu Matsunaga.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’19 ~ READY SET, GO!”, 13/04/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Rika Tatsumi & Haruna Neko Vs Pom Harajuku & Mahiro Kiryu
2. Reika Saiki Vs YUMI
3. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
4. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi
5. Sakisama & Misao Vs Miu Watanabe & Raku
6. Miyu Yamashita, Shoko Nakajima & Marika Kobashi Vs Maki Itoh, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

Miyu Yamashita returns to Japan as a double champion. She now holds both the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title and the SHINE Championship.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “POTCHARI JOSHI PRO WRESTLING – WRESTLE & POCHA”, 14/04/2019
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Special Pocha Libre ~First Impact By Pretty Pochadoras~: Da Pump Matsumoto Vs Beauty Suzuki
2. Second Pocha Libre Match ~ Potchari-gun Vs Mad Slender-gun Innocence RIZAP War: Miss Mongolia & Busses Mongolia Vs Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE
3. Beyond The Chubby ~ The Value Of Mixed Public-Private: Yumehito Imanari Vs Yuna Manase

Clips from a gravure DVD that Yuna Manase made six years ago under the name Yuna Suzuki will be shown on the venue screen at some point during the show.

DDT “DRAMATIC TENJINBASHI! 2019”, 14/04/2019
Osaka City Ozo Community Center

1. Ricky Starks, Mike Rollins & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Maku Donaruto
3. Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mike Bailey, MAO & Asuka
4. Keisuke Okuda Marunage Match: Magnitude Kishiawada & Yuki Iino Vs Kota Umeda & Keisuke Okuda
5. DISASTER BOX Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA & Yuki Iino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura
7. I Love It! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

Let’s see if things really are still good between DAMNATION after what happened in New York. Konosuke Takeshita will be wanting revenge too.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KEISUKE ISHII PRODUCE ENTERTAINMENT – MOMOIRO KNEEL KICK 2019”, 14/04/2019
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Special Bonus Track: Ken Ohka Vs Everybody
2. Ishii’s Friend Ihashi In A Long Time Ganpro Participation Match: Gota Ihashi Vs Shuhei Washida
3. 90’s Style Joshi Pro Wrestling Tag Match: Cherry & HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi & Ken Ohka
4. LariPro Came Back: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Shota Vs Keisuke Ishii, Mitsuo Momota & Yuna Manase
5. Fresh Ariyama Cup Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shuichiro Katsumata & Minoru Fujita

Ishii has decided to make Shuichiro Katsumata & Minoru Fujita team together in the main event. Ishii has lost to both of them in the past so he wants the chance to beat either of them on his own produced show.

Ishii has also added himself and Ken Ohka into the Lariat Match. He thinks the gimmick is so much fun that he wants to get involved too.

Lastly as if the show wasn’t enough of a rib on Ken Ohka, Ishii has added him to the 90’s joshi tribute match. Ohka has promised to do the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex in that match.

DDT “SHUTEN-DOJI 5TH ANNIVERSARY ~DRINKING TURNS YOUR LIFE AROUND~”, 17/04/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Ebisuko Tavern Presents Tag Gauntlet Match: Danshoku Dieno & Kappa Kozo (w/ Miyako Haru) Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei Vs Kazuhiko Ogasawara Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Emi Sakura & Riho Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda Vs Ryuichi Sekine & SAKAI (w/ Sayaka Obihiro)
2. KUDO & HARASHIMA Vs MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba
3. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Masahiro Takanashi

The winners of the Tag Gauntlet match will get one year’s worth of free food and drink tickets for the Ebisuko Tavern.

BASARA “RYOTA NAKATSU LOCAL TRIUMPH ~HARUYAMA LAUGHING~”, 21/04/2019
Kyoto Nagaokakyo City Central Lifelong Learning Center

1. Fuminori Abe Vs Takato Nakano
2. Isami Kodaka Vs Masato Kamino
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Daichi Kazato & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
4. Sento Minzoku Vs Speed Of Sounds!: Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
5. Ryota Nakatsu Local Triumph Match: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa Vs FUMA, SAGAT & Gunso

Gunso returns to BASARA. Hopefully he’s not going to start another BASARA Vs Dove Pro war.

DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS MAX BUMP 2019”, 28/04/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Keisuke Okuda Farewell Match: Keisuke Okuda, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino
2. Saki Akai & Asuka Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Legendary Wrestler Yoshiaki Yatsu First Match In DDT: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Hiroshi Yamato
4. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Antonio Honda
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs X

It must have been fate for Tetsuya Endo to win the KO-D Openweight Title in New York. He was only there for around three days but to him it’s been three years and he has become a true born and raised New Yorker in that time. He wants to become the same kind of foreign KO-D Champion that Kenny Omega and El Generico were. To kick off his title reign, Endo is going to nominate his first challenger for a title defence on 28th April. He wants to pick an opponent he can beat 100 times out of 100. There is concerns among DDT management that Endo’s new American diet of hamburgers will result in him losing the high level physique that he’s been so proud of keeping up until now.

HARASHIMA and Antonio Honda will announce their stipulation match for the DDT Extreme Title on 16th April.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2019 ~OPPORTUNITY IS THERE~”, 03/05/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Aja Kong Vs Maki Itoh
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa

The newly named Pandemic Boo-Boo get their second shot at the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Champions.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAMAKON~”, 04/05/2019
Yamagata Big Wing

1. Sanshiro Takagi Marunage Match ~ Lucha Libre Classica Rules: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazuki Hirata

The Lucha Libre Classica match is supposedly going to take place in a hexagon shaped ring and wrestlers can be disqualified if they use a rope break five times. This stipulation was used once in a match between Sanshiro Takagi and Masahiro Takanashi for the Extreme Title back in 2008. Takagi wants Makoto Oishi to experience this match and convey the charm of llave wrestling.

Hiroshi Yamato will be on the show.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2019
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Makoto Oishi Marunage Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi

Oishi’s Marunage match is against Danshoku Dieno. He wants the match to prove not just who the better wrestler is, but the better human being too.

Hiroshi Yamato will also be on this show.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAREKATSU BOWL~”, 11/05/2019
Nishi Niigata City Hall (Kobari Aoyama Public Hall)

1. Danshoku Dieno Marunage Match ~ Baen Insta☆Photogenic Match: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Meiko Satomura, Chihiro Hashimoto & DASH Chisako (c) Vs Saki Akai, Asuka (?) & X

Saki Akai has said she wants Asuka to be part of her trios team. She just hasn’t asked her yet.

A popular photographer will be at the show taking pictures so Dieno is putting together a match where everyone has to look photogenic while they wrestle each other.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKASAKI DARUMA~”, 12/05/2019
Gunma New Sunpia Takasaki

1. Toru Owashi Marunage Match ~ Kazuki Hirata Time Difference Against 3 People: Kazuki Hirata Vs Usaburo Kokeshi, Daruma Takasaki & Yutaka Yoshie

Toru Owashi wants Hirata to fight two dolls and Yutaka Yoshie in a Rumble style gauntlet. I don’t like Hirata’s chances here.