Princess Cup Final Fight, Imanari Revolution Approaches Its Destination, Up Up Tokyo Joshi

June 19, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “UP UP TOKYO JOSHI ~ALL UPPER KICK TOGETHER!~”, 27/06/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Raku
2. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Hikari
3. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hinano
4. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Miu

A random draw held yesterday determined the matches. Miu had wanted a singles match with Miyu Yamashita so she is happy with the draw. A chance to wrestle the TOKYO Princess Champion will make up for her failing to qualify for the Tokyo Princess Cup. Yamashita doesn’t know what to expect from Miu. Her only focus is to defeat whoever is put in front of her. However Yamashita kind of sees Miu in the same position that she herself was in with Meiko Satomura last year. Yamashita obviously isn’t on Satomura’s level but the gap of experience here is kind of similar if on a smaller scale. Hinano says that whenever she fought Yuka Sakazaki in tag matches, she felt the atmosphere in the room change. She thinks Sakazaki is scarily fast and that is her strength. Shoko Nakajima is feeling nostalgic about this show because it reminds her of the early Tokyo Joshi Pro events that featured local idol performances inbetween the matches. She feels like she is just as much going to a music festival than she is going to a wrestling show. Hikari is currently the most experienced of the Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) after competing in the Princess Cup. She lost to Sakazaki but she is looking forward to wrestling the other member of the Miraclians one on one. Rika Tatsumi calls Raku the most beautiful looking girl in the Up Up Girls. She has a mysterious face that cannot be read. Tatsumi was also once a member of an idol group but was kicked out a month after their debut CD was launched. She thinks the Up Up Girls are in a better environment today than she was back then.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL FIGHT”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Rika Tatsumi
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuu Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

The semi-finals are set. Yuka Sakazaki has a chance to make it to the final two years in a row. Yuu is the only previous winner still in the tournament. This is the furthest round that both Rika Tatsumi and Nodoka-oneesan have ever reached.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TAIYO NO SEASON 2018”, 14/07/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. GanJo Spring No. 1!: HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi
2. Road To Independent World Jr!? Hitori Shiten Pro Wrestling Vs Silent Arm Cross: Keisuke Ishii & Chikara Vs Ayumu Honda & Kyu Mogami
3. This Is Ganbare☆Wrestling! ~Charisma Vs Revolutionary~: Ken Ohka Vs Yumehito Imanari

It’s been brewing for two months but the Imanari Revolution will collide with the heart and soul of Ganbare☆Wrestling himself in the main event. Yumehito Imanari launched his revolution to push himself up the card and loosen Ken Ohka’s monopoly of the main event spot in the process. It has led to Imanari winning more than usual and closing the distance while Ohka finds himself a little less relevant in his own promotion.

Keisuke Ishii already has a new challenger for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title even if he doesn’t believe it. Ayumu Honda from K-DOJO came out at the last show to challenge him for a title shot. Ishii ignored the challenge until Honda attacked him. That somehow still didn’t get his message across but the title match will go ahead at some point anyway. Until then Ishii is teaming with Chikara to take on Honda and his fellow K-DOJO pal Kyu Mogami.

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018” Results

June 17, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
147 Fans

1. The Scent Of Ryukyu Blown By Ganpro ~Abandon Small Differences~: Aaron Anders & Black Ribera defeated Shota & Rekka when Anders pinned Rekka with the Twisting Flapjack (10:39).
2. Fresh Confrontation! Sweet Spring Cucumbers!: Kyuri defeated HARUKAZE with the Blockbuster Hold (7:24).
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Chinko Pro Wrestling – First And Last Sexual Battle!?: Mineo Fujita defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Swanton Bomb (10:11).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Ideological Struggle ~The Enemy Of Yesterday Is The Friend Of Today~: Yumehito Imanari & Takeshi Okada defeated Ken Ohka & Brian Aki when Imanari pinned Aki with the Chubby Knee (11:36).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Shuichiro Katsumura with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (21:56).
*V2 for Keisuke Ishii.

From the bottom of his heart, Keisuke Ishii thanked Shuichiro Katsumura for their match today. They hugged and Katsumura left the ring so Ishii could find out who his next challenger would be. Ken Ohka made his way down to the ring but was overtaken by Ayumu Honda from K-DOJO. Honda pointed at the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title belt, shook Ishii’s hand and left the ring. Ishii didn’t take the hint and asked who his next challenger is. Ohka tried to enter the ring again but Honda beat him to it once more and this time gave Ishii a Codebreaker. He then grabbed Ishii’s hand and shook it again before leaving. When Ishii regained consciousness he once again asked who his challenger is. Ohka gave up and told him it was Honda. Ishii agreed to it. He also told Ohka that he wants to defend the title on both days of the Ganbare☆Climax in August because Ishii wants the belt to shine.

The Imanari Revolution is still on a roll with Yumehito Imanari picking up another win. Imanari told Ohka afterwards that he cannot wait any longer for them to finally have their singles match so they should do it on the 14th July show! Ohka accepted the challenge. Later at the end of the show Imanari interrupted Ohka’s closing speech and took it over.

All low blows were legal in the Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Mineo Fujita match. Tominaga eventually had enough and told Fujita that he wants to get married and have children some day. When the Low Blows stopped, Fujita was able to beat Tominaga with the Swanton Bomb.

Ohka told HARUKAZE that her next match in July will be against Moeka Haruhi. She is formerly from WAVE and is now a freelancer.


Not A Lazy Sunday, What Are You Doing Sammy Guevara, TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE

June 15, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 16/06/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Saki Akai
2. Mike Bailey, MAO & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada
3. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
5. HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dieno Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Rey Paloma
7. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

The current Right To Challenge Gauntlet holders are Meiko Satomura (Red), Tetsuya Endo (Yellow), Mad Paulie (Green) and Hiratimo Dragon (Blue and Black).

DDT “DAY & NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018”, 17/06/2018
Matsuyama City Community Center Planning Exhibition Hall

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
2. 4 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO Vs Antonio Honda
3. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
6. Ryutaro Watanabe Debut Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryutaro Watanbe
7. If You Wrestle, Do Something Like This! Matsuyama Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

Sunday begins an incredibly busy day because FOUR shows from the DDT family in three different venues are taking place across Japan!

BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~”, 17/06/2018
Miyagi Ward Cultural Center

1. Best Stretchman V3 Final Chapter? “A Story That Does Not End”: Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Banana Senga & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs Yasutaka Osera & Daiki Shimomura
3. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & GAINA
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Fuminori Abe Vs Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: FUMA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

Three of the shows are taking place at the same time. DDT, BASARA and Tokyo Joshi Pro are all starting at 1:00pm local time.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Mizuki & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Reika Saiki Vs Yuki Aino
3. Maki Ito Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Miyu Yamashita Vs Nodoka-oneesan
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hikari
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi Vs Shoko Nakajima

The bracket goes out the window after this round. Semi final matches will be determined by a lottery.

Yuna Manase is still unable to wrestle because she is recovering from an illness.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Fresh Confrontation! Sweet Spring Cucumbers!: HARUKAZE Vs Kyuri
2. The Scent Of Ryukyu Blown By Ganpro ~Abandon Small Differences~: Shota & Rekka Vs Aaron Anders & Black Ribera
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Ideological Struggle ~The Enemy Of Yesterday Is The Friend Of Today~: Ken Ohka & Brian Aki Vs Yumehito Imanari & Takeshi Okada
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Chinko Pro Wrestling – First And Last Sexual Battle!?: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Mineo Fujita
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura

Ganbare☆Wrestling is all by itself in the evening. Between writing up these shows and watching the World Cup I’m going to be knackered come Monday.

BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH BOX OFFICE ~PUSHING FORWARD~”, 24/06/2018
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Yuki Aoki
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Gunso & Kabuki Kid
3. Takumi Tsukamoto, Akiyori Takizawa & Daiki Shimomura Vs Gouma Ryu, Minoru Fujita & Yasu Urano
4. Fuminori Abe Vs Manabu Hara
5. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
6. Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
7. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Cup Struggle Battle Royal: X Vs X

Takato Nakano gets a big singles match against Isami Kodaka when BASARA travels to his hometown of Kurashiki City.

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase & Aaron Anders
1. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. KUDO 15th Anniversary Memorial Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine
3. Worldwide Match: Mike Bailey Vs Sammy Guevara
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
5. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi

Texas high flyer Sammy Guevara makes his DDT debut. The kid has been tearing it up all over the place for the last two years so putting him against Mike Bailey is sure to result in a very exciting match.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #9”, 26/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Mr. Maji Manji Battle: Makoto Oishi Vs Kota Umeda
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Kota Umeda has been one of the most featured wrestlers on “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” since the first episode. However Makoto Oishi feels that he should be the star of the show. The two of them will fight over the claim. It’s a bigger deal for Oishi than Umeda though. Umeda has bigger fish to fry.

Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will be in attendance so he can kick Ken Ohka’s ass. This is not supposed to be a wrestling match, it is literally going to be Nasukawa kicking Ohka up the ass.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #11”, 10/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 4th Match: Dick Togo Vs Kota Umeda

Here is who Umeda is now focused on. Dick Togo is his next big challenge.

BASARA “VAJRA 73 ~REIGN SUPREME~”, 12/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry!: Gouma Ryu Vs Yoshihisa Uto
2. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Ryuichi Sekine
3. Isami Kodaka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match: Isami Kodaka & Naomichi Marufuji Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: X Vs X

Also appearing on the show are Manabu Hara, Yasu Urano, Tsutomu Oosugi (possibly not in Best Stretchman Amazon form), Hercules Senga (possibly not in banana form), Akiyori Takizawa and Takuya Nomura.

DNA “DNA 46 ~OSAKA’S FIRST EXPANSION! WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE DNA?~”, 16/07/2018
Osaka Konohana Community Hall

1. Irie-gun Vs Naomi Kingdom!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo
2. DNA Naniwa Summit Decisive Battle!: Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Also appearing on the show are Konosuke Takeshita, Koju Takeda, Tomoya Hirata, TORU, Katsumi Oribe, Yuma Kikuchi, Rising HAYATO, Yuki Aoki and Brian Aki.

“TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE”, 31/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takao Omori & Danshoku Dieno Vs Jun Akiyama & Dick Togo
2. Suwama, Ryota Hama & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino & Konosuke Takeshita

DDT will be participating in a special benefit show for Yoshihiro Takayama.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #8” Results

June 13, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #8”, 12/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
170 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Gota Ihashi with a Face Kick (4:41).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Yoshihiko (c), Saki Akai, Akito, Antonio Honda, Keisuke Ishii, Toru Owashi, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Hiratimo Dragon, MAO, Makoto and Mad Paulie (15:17).
2a. Makoto eliminated Mad Paulie by Ring Out (4:22).
2b. Yoshihiko (c) eliminated Keisuke Ishii with the Reincarnation (5:01).
*V2 for Yoshihiko.
2c. Makoto Oishi eliminated Yoshihiko (c) with a Cradle (5:06).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,316th champion.
2d. Hiratimo Dragon eliminated Makoto by Disqualification when Makoto unmasked Dragon (10:10).
2e. Hiratimo Dragon eliminated Toru Owashi by Disqualification when Owashi unmasked Dragon (12:26).
2f. Hiratimo Dragon eliminated Nobuhiro Shimatani by Disqualification when Shimatani unmasked Dragon (12:36).
2g. Hiratimo Dragon eliminated Saki Akai by Disqualification when Akai unmasked Dragon (12:46).
2h. Hiratimo Dragon eliminated Antonio Honda by Disqualification when Honda unmasked Dragon (12:56).
2i. Makoto Oishi (c) eliminated Hiratimo Dragon and Akito by Ring Out (14:26).
*V1 and V2 for Makoto Oishi.
2j. Makoto Oishi (c) eliminated MAO with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (15:17).
*V3 for Makoto Oishi.
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi when Takao pinned Takanashi with the Soma-to (7:54).
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda when Takeshita pinned Takeda with the Roll-Through German Suplex (7:15).
5. A Match To Verify What To Do In Order To Keep Ken Ohka From Crying Against Tenshin Nasukawa ~ Losing Rule For Crying: Mike Bailey & Tanomusaku Toba defeated Danshoku Dieno & Ken Ohka when Bailey made Ohka cry (7:17).
6. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Irie submitted Iwasaki with the Tazzmission (7:04).
7. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Masato Tanaka defeated Kota Umeda with the Sliding D (14:20).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with a School Boy (8:50 pm).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,317th champion.

Kota Umeda put up a good fight against Masato Tanaka but it wasn’t enough and he is now 0-3 in his trial series. Tanaka referred to Umeda as “Mad Dog” after the match and told him he loves how bullish he was in the ring. Umeda was then told by Hisaya Imabayashi that his next opponents in the trial is Dick Togo! Umeda Vs Togo will be held on 10th July.

That wasn’t all. Makoto Oishi entered the ring with his newly won Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title to speak with Umeda. He said Umeda just had a great match that almost made him cry with joy. But that doesn’t matter. Oishi is the Iron Man Champion and he declared the championship is the number one prize in “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”. Oishi was in the middle of challenging Umeda to a title match when Nobuhiro Shimatani ran into the ring and pinned him with a School Boy to win the title. Oishi tried to regain his senses and again demanded a match with Umeda until he realised Umeda left him alone in the ring.

Shigehiro Irie wasn’t satisfied by the amount of ring time he had with Kazusada Higuchi this week. The finish had Kouki Iwasaki laid out on a table in the ring. Mizuki Watase gave Higuchi a top rope Diamond Cutter onto Iwasaki to crash him through the table. Irie then made Iwasaki tap out with the Tazzmission. However earlier in the match Higuchi was able to defend himself against Irie’s Traffic Accident tackle. He warned Irie that he will make a big mistake if he thinks power is all that is needed to win their match.

An extra rule was added to Danshoku Dieno & Ken Ohka Vs Mike Bailey & Tanomusaku Toba. If a wrestler cried during the match his team would lose. Both Dieno & Ohka got kicked in the ass a lot and Ohka finally broke after repeated double kicks to the ass from Bailey & Toba. Dieno told Ohka he can’t be crying when he fights Tenshin Nasukawa in two weeks time. They will do a special training exercise on 20th June at the Dropkick Bar. They are going to watch “Grave of the Fireflies” and Ohka will have to not cry during it. Dieno also invited fans to bring in other sad movies for Ohka to watch. Ohka promises he will never cry again for the rest of his life, even if his family dies!

Konosuke Takeshita thinks Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda are fresh opponents for him. He also reminded everyone that he is the same age as Ueno and Kota Umeda. He doesn’t want to lose against this fresh trio of wrestlers. Shunma Katsumata thinks ALL OUT will win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles because their their hearts are fresh. Takeshita disagrees and thinks his own heart is a bit gritty.

DAMNATION continues to get the upper hand over HARASHIMA in their feud. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao ambushed HARASHIMA during his entrance. Takao then rubbed salt into the wounds even further by doing the Somato on Masahiro Takanashi to win the match! However Takao claims it is an original move called the Soma-to, named after himself. It is different to HARASHIMA’s Somato because the knees are positioned at a different angle. Tetsuya Endo later said he is keeping his Right To Challenge Gauntlet as a back up until Mad Paulie figures out how to use his own Gauntlet.

All of the RTC Gauntlet holders in the Battle Royal were able to breath a sigh of relief when they found out the Gauntlets could not be transferred by ring out eliminations. Hiratimo Dragon eliminated most of the field by tricking the ref into thinking five of them all unmasked him. Makoto Oishi was able to eliminated Hiratimo and eventually win the match to become the Iron Man Champion. Hiratimo promised that next week he and Takatimo Dragon will go on a rampage! A concerned Sanshiro Takagi said on commentary that he won’t be here next week to see what happens.

Gota Ihashi wasn’t able to beat Yukio Sakaguchi but Sakaguchi was able to see how hard he is working towards a chance at redemption with Riki Choshu. Sakaguchi promised Ihashi he will pass on some good words to Choshu. Ihashi is hoping to get booked on Choshu’s next show on 10th July.


Kobashi Exits Princess Cup, Ohka Fears Kickboxer, Return Of A Trainee, Chinko Pro Wrestling

June 6, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 09/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reika Saiki Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao & Hinano Vs Yuna Manase, Hikari & Miu
3. Saki-sama Vs Yuki Aino
4. Miyu Yamashita & Raku Vs Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Azusa Christie Vs Rika Tatsumi
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1G: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki

Marika Kobashi suffered a partially dislocated left shoulder in training last week and is unable to wrestle for the next two months. Unfortunately this means she forfeits her match Tokyo Princess Cup match. Maho Kurone also forfeits her 1st Round match. That means Shoko Nakajima and Hikari are both getting byes to the 2nd Round.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOCHIOTAME~”, 09/06/2018
Tochigi Prefectural Integrated Cultural Center Sub Hall

1. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki
3. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shunma Katsumata
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
6. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
7. Utsunomiya Specialty! Romantic Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi

Kazusada Higuchi has a busy month ahead of him. His focus is on both winning the KO-D Openweight Title and defending the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKASHIGANI~”, 10/06/2018
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill

1. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
2. Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
4. ALL OUT Vs DDT Now Variety Group!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Numazu Global Specialty! Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao

Daisuke Sasaki is healthy enough to wrestle again. Maybe he’s been healthy enough this entire time.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #8”, 12/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yoshihiko (c) Vs Saki Akai Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hiratimo Dragon Vs MAO Vs Makoto Vs Mad Paulie
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda
4. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Masato Tanaka Vs Kota Umeda
5. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo
6. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
7. A Match To Verify What To Do In Order To Keep Ken Ohka From Crying Against Tenshin Nasukawa: Danshoku Dieno & Ken Ohka Vs Mike Bailey & Tanomusaku Toba

On this week’s episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”, Ken Ohka learned he will have to face kickboxing protege Tenshin Nasukawa later this month. Ohka is scared of what will happen to him when he faces the undefeated kickboxer. Danshoku Dieno is coming up with ideas to motivate Ohka and help him handle his fear. Maybe a match against two kick heavy wrestlers isn’t the brightest idea.

Gota Ihashi has been training to get on Riki Choshu’s next event. There are two problems to this. 1) Choshu wants nothing to do with him and 2) some of the DDT wrestlers are getting annoyed by Ihashi’s behaviour and now want to kick his ass. Yukio Sakaguchi mainly.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 16/06/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
2. HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
3. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dieno Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Rey Paloma
4. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

Dieno is going both hard mode and easy mode at the same time for his homecoming match.

DDT “DAY & NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018”, 17/06/2018
Matsuyama City Community Center Planning Exhibition Hall

1. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino
2. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
3. Ryutaro Watanabe Debut Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryutaro Watanbe
4. If You Wrestle, Do Something Like This! Matsuyama Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

DDT and Big Japan are running shows back to back in the same venue that day. However I don’t think there will be cross-promotional matches on either show.

Ryutaro Watanabe was a DDT trainee from 2012 who was never able to wrestle because of two dislocated shoulder injuries. Now he returns years later asking Sanshiro Takagi if he could finally debut and do so in front of his hometown. Takagi accepted and Watanabe will wrestle against Tetsuya Endo. Endo was chosen because his debut in 2012 is the closest to the time Watanabe was in training.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. The Scent Of Ryukyu Blown By Ganpro ~Abandon Small Differences~: Shota & Rekka Vs Aaron Anders & Black Ribera
2. Fresh Confrontation! Sweet Spring Cucumbers!: HARUKAZE Vs Kyuri
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Chinko Pro Wrestling – First And Last Sexual Battle!?: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Mineo Fujita
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Ideological Struggle ~The Enemy Of Yesterday Is The Friend Of Today~: Ken Ohka & Brian Aki Vs Yumehito Imanari & Takeshi Okada
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura

Last year Mineo Fujita created a promotion called Chinko Pro Wrestling and held shows every month or two until a dick injury took him out of action. Fujita blamed the injury on accumulated damage to his dick from wrestling on those shows so this July he is putting the company on hiatus until his dick has fully recovered. Tominaga wants to wrestle Fujita on behalf of Ganbare☆Wrestling to prove that Ganpro is better than Chinko Pro. This impressed Ken Ohka enough to take Tominaga out of his already booked tag match and put him against Fujita one on one.

Aaron Anders is from Compound Pro Wrestling in Oklahoma, USA. He takes Tominaga’s original spot in the opening tag team match.

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
2. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi

Yuki Ueno is back from injury so the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles can be defended again.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #9”, 26/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

The other members of DAMNATION are keeping themselves busy while Sasaki & Soma Takao are making HARASHIMA’s life a groin kicking misery. Endo & Mad Paulie are now going after the KO-D Tag Titles.

DDT “BATTLE OF NAGANO”, 15/07/2018
Nagano Mielparque Hall

1. Shinsyu Pro Wrestling Offer Match: X Vs X
2. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
3. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Shigehiro Irie and Higuchi won’t be finished with each other yet after their title match.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #7” Results

June 5, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #7”, 05/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
162 Fans – No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Crab Hold (7:08).
1. Akito & Makoto Oishi defeated Kota Umeda & Daiki Shimomura when Akito submitted Shimomura with the Scorpion Lock (6:15).
2. Toru Owashi & Riho defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai when Owashi pinned Akai after the Somato from Riho (7:51).
3. Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase when Bailey pinned Watase after the Michinoku Tornado Driver (9:06).
*Mike Bailey wins one of Mizuki Watase’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlets.
4. Danshoku Dieno & Yoshihiko defeated Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda when Yoshihiko pinned Honda after the Danshoku Driver from Dieno (10:20).
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Sasaki pinned HARASHIMA with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (11:41).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Higuchi pinned Katsumata with the Doctor Bomb (19:44).
*V2 for SekiGuchi.

One of the recurring things to happen on “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” is Kazusada Higuchi putting his opponents through tables. This week he got a taste of his own medicine when Shunma Katsumata dove off the entrance gate to crush Higuchi through a table! Daisuke Sekimoto and Konosuke Takeshita did German Suplexes to each other but the result came down to Higuchi pinning Katsumata with the Doctor Bomb. The KO-D Tag Team Champions were told afterwards that their next defence will be on the 26th June episode of Maji Manji against DAMNATION members Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie. This match takes place two days after Higuchi challenges for the KO-D Openweight Title.

Good news everyone! Mad Paulie learned new words, “oppai” and “chininko”. Also Daisuke Sasaki revealed he is healthy enough to wrestle again so he added himself to the DAMNATION Vs DDT Elder Brothers match, giving DAMNATION a 4 on 3 advantage. Masahiro Takanashi came out to even the odds and the match became 4 Vs 4. Once again cheating from DAMNATION was the reason for HARASHIMA losing the match. Sasaki used a chair to block the Somato then Soma Takao gave HARASHIMA a Low Blow. Sasaki pinned him with the Hurricanrana afterwards. Sasaki told Soma and Endo that he heard a rumour about them not getting along and encouraged the two to kiss and make up. Endo took it literally puckered up for a kiss but Soma stayed quiet and left the ring.

Ken Ohka appeared at the show to learn what the Punishment Match he earned last week was going to be. Producer Danshoku Dieno told him that on the 26th June episode of Maji Manji, Ohka will take on the 19 year old kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa! This kid has been competing for four years and currently has a 26-0 pro record. Dieno knows how much Ohka wants to be a major sports player so this pro wrestling versus kickboxing match will be perfect for him. Ohka tried to convince everyone that this isn’t a punishment match and he is excited for it.

Antonio Honda literally tied Yoshihiko into knots during their match. Yoshihiko recovered and hit a big Sasuke Special to both Honda & Keisuke Ishii outside the ring. Yoshihiko stunned Honda with a Lip Lock which allowed Dieno to give him the Danshoku Driver. Dieno then pulled Yoshihiko on top of Honda for the pin.

Mizuki Watase’s time with two Right To Challenge Gauntlets was short lived. Mike Bailey pinned him today to win the rights of the black gauntlet. Both Bailey & MAO want to cash in the gauntlet at the 24th June show in Korakuen Hall for a KO-D Tag Title match. It had to be explained to them that the gauntlet is only used for KO-D Openweight Title shots.

Yesterday Riho celebrated her 21st birthday. HARASHIMA gave her a unique gift, permission to write “Somato” in kanji. Both wrestlers use the Somato as their finishing move but Riho’s version was previously written in hiragana (そうまとう). Now that she is an adult she gets to write it in kanji (蒼魔刀). During today’s tag match, Toru Owashi attempted to do La Magistral Cradle on Saki Akai. Takanashi gave Owashi a Thrust Kick and Akai rolled Owashi into a School Boy. Riho stopped the pin by hitting the Somato on Akai and Owashi was able to pin Akai to win the match.

Akito called out Kota Umeda for failing to defend the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles over the last two months. Earlier in the show it was confirmed that ALL OUT would be challenging Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda for the titles on 24th June. Umeda changed the subject by promoting his match next week with Masato Takana. He was interrupted by Makoto Oishi who wanted to fight him over who the real star of Maji Manji should be. Umeda ignored him.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #6” Results

May 29, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #6”, 29/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
171 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated Keisuke Ishii & Daiki Shimomura when Katsumata pinned Shimomura with the Moonsault Foot Stomp (8:18).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yoshihiko defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with the Reincarnation (9:02).
*Yoshihiko becomes the 1,315th champion.
3. Shigehiro Irie defeated Rekka with the Tazzmission (4:31).
4. Danshoku Soul Tradition – Kiss Only Match: Danshoku Dieno defeated Tanomusaku Toba with the True Danshoku Driver (5:51).
5. HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani (w/ Daisuke Sasaki) when HARASHIMA pinned Shimatani with the Somato (9:27).
6. KO-D Openweight Title Next Challenger Decision & Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Rumble: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Kota Umeda with the Doctor Bomb (29:06).
6a. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Green Gauntlet: Mizuki Watase grabbed the envelope (6:09).
6b. Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Kouki Iwasaki by Ring Out (7:14).
6c. Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mike Bailey & KUDO eliminated Naomi Yoshimura by Pinfall (8:12).
6d. KUDO eliminated Tomomitsu Matsunaga by Ring Out (9:35).
6e. Tetsuya Endo eliminated Mike Bailey by Ring Out (12:09).
6f. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Yellow Gauntlet: Tetsuya Endo grabbed the envelope (12:40).
6g. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Black Gauntlet: MAO grabbed the envelope (13:50).
6h. Antonio Honda eliminated KUDO by Ring Out (17:33).
6i. Kota Umeda & Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Masahiro Takanashi by Ring Out (17:33).
6j. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Blue Gauntlet: Antonio Honda grabbed the envelope (22:17).
6k. Right To Take A Punishment Match: Ken Ohka grabbed the envelope (23:40).
6l. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Red Gauntlet: Meiko Satomura grabbed the envelope (25:22).
6m. Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Akito by Pinfall (26:30)
6n. Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Kota Umeda with the Doctor Bomb (29:06).

Six envelopes were hung above the ring for the main event. Out of the 15 wrestlers fighting over them it was Mizuki Watase, Tetsuya Endo, MAO, Antonio Honda, Ken Ohka and Meiko Satomura who pulled one down each. Kazusada Higuchi went on to win the Battle Royal portion of the match, last pinning his rival Kota Umeda to get the guaranteed KO-D Openweight Title shot on 24th June. After the match each of the prize winners opened their envelopes to discover what they won. Everybody got a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere gauntlet except for Ohka. He pulled out a piece of paper that said “Punishment Game”. He now has to participate in one for next week’s episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”.

The others can cash in their gauntlet for a KO-D Title match whenever they want between now and 14th October. However if any of them lose a wrestling match in any company they must pass the gauntlet over to the person who beats them. That rule stays in effect until the title match is cashed in. Watase has no intention to use his title shot while Shigehiro Irie is the champion. He will wait until somebody else beats Irie but that totally won’t happen. Endo wants to sell his gauntlet. MAO thinks his gauntlet looks cool so he doesn’t want to get rid of it yet. Honda will wait for the right moment to cash in. Satomura has a busy schedule with Sendai Girls but will keep close attention to DDT in the meantime. She wants to get her title match whenever the opportunity is most attractive to her.

Daisuke Sasaki came to a decision over what kind of match HARASHIMA and Soma Takao will have for the DDT Extreme Title. It’s a match where chairshots and low blows don’t matter. It will be a 3 Way Match with himself included! HARASHIMA realised he will be in a 2-on-1 Handicap then wondered is Sasaki was still injured. Sasaki admitted he was never injured! He took that back when Yukio Sakaguchi threatened him. HARASHIMA accepted the match idea and promised the fans he will definitely win.

The AbemaTV audience got to decide the rules for Danshoku Dieno Vs Tanomusaku Toba. The choices included Normal Rules, Pinfall Only and KO Only but the viewers overwhelmingly chose the last option, Kiss Only. Pins and submissions would only count if the wrestler kissed the opponent in the process. Toba told everyone that he got married in February and he now has stepchildren. His 6th grade stepdaughter accepted him but his 1st grade stepson Yuto refuses to call him Dad. Toba wanted to beat Dieno to earn Yuto’s adoration. He hesitated to follow the Kiss Only rule but he had to do what he had to do. Unfortunately Dieno gave his own Lip Lock to Toba, hit an Exploder Suplex and won the match with the True Danshoku Driver. Dieno used his screen time after the match to speak to Yuto on the stream. Dieno said Toba is not even close to being a great person and he likes to visit Chinese salons to pass the time. But no matter how beaten up he gets, he always stands back up through clenched teeth even though he doesn’t have many teeth left. Toba promised he will make Yuto proud somehow. Dieno gave Toba another Lip Lock and he fell down, exposing his ass to the camera.

Makoto Oishi lived up to last week’s ruling and had his head shaved into a Reverse Mohawk. He defended the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title against Yoshihiko in a hard fought battle that ended in defeat. Oishi gave Yoshihiko a Turnbuckle Bomb then he climbed the turnbuckles for Corner Punches. Yoshihiko grabbed Oishi and Power Bombed him into the centre of the ring. It then hit the Resurrection for the three count to become the champion. Oishi swore revenge. At least on the bright side his new wife Misaki Ohata likes the hairstyle.

Shunma Katsumata says he is already feeling great after a week working out in Gold’s Gym. Konosuke Takeshita noticed Katsumata was more confident today and that added a sense of security surrounding their team.

The show began with a new commercial for the Suntory drink Jasmine Tea starring Kota Ibushi and Yuki Ueno. In the ad Ueno plays a salaryman who experiences a refreshing sensation from drinking Jasmine Tea that is represented by Ibushi giving him different wrestling moves.