DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3” Results

May 1, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
220 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Reverse Splash (3:46).
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon defeated Antonio Honda & Kouki Iwasaki when Honda was Disqualified for unmasking Hiratimo (7:53).
1. Keisuke Ishii, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno defeated Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid when Ueno pinned Watase with a Frankensteiner (7:20).
2. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin defeated Gota Ihashi with an Avalanche Cross Armbreaker (6:20).
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Soma Takao by Disqualification when Takao attacked the referee (6:54).
4. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Miyu Yamashita defeated Danshoku Dieno with a School Boy (7:31).
5. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when KUDO pinned Katsumata with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:22).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) defeated Kota Umeda & MAO when Higuchi pinned MAO with the Doctor Bomb (15:44).
*V1 for SekiGuchi.

MAO quickly found out he was in for a rough night. He dove out of the ring onto Kazusada Higuchi during the main event. They then brawled over to the commentary area where MAO did another dive. This time Higuchi caught him and Power Bombed him onto the table, which didn’t break. Kota Umeda did what he could with his kicking moveset to stay in the match while MAO recovered. Together they were able to weaken Higuchi but Daisuke Sekimoto was always there to cut off their momentum. Sekimoto lifted Umeda up into an Argentine Backbreaker while Higuchi pinned MAO with the Doctor Bomb to mark a successful first defence of the KO-D Tag Team Titles. After the match Higuchi told Umeda he can challenge for the title again any time. Yuki Ueno then ran into the ring and asked if he can team with Umeda for that challenge. After all, Ueno did pin Higuchi two days ago. Sekimoto was surprised to learn his tag partner lost while he was away. Sekimoto doesn’t want that to happen again so he accepted the challenge and the title match will happen on the 22nd May episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”.

ALL OUT is in a slump and it continued with a loss to Shuten-dōji. When the match was over Konosuke Takeshita ran down all of the group’s problems. Akito is injured, he is no longer the KO-D Openweight Champion and Shunma Katsumata has been just bad. So bad that Takeshita now wonders why he asked Katsumata to join ALL OUT. Takeshita thinks he is the only person that can help Katsumata change so he challenged him to a match at the 20th May Korakuen Hall show.

This week’s special guest was Maria Nagao, formerly of AKB48. Makoto Oishi was so smitten with her that he turned on Danshoku Dieno during his match with Miyu Yamashita to impress her. Originally Dieno called Oishi to help him do his usual tricks and Oishi went along with it at first. But he was so worried about what Nagao thought of him that he decided to help Yamashita instead. Oishi tripped Dieno from the ropes and Yamashita rolled him over with a School Boy to get the win. As punishment for losing the match, Dieno had to take an explosive baseball bat to the ass. However they weren’t able to attach explosives to the baseball. To make up for that, Nagao struck Dieno with the bat and Yamashita then hit him with a giant paper fan to create a loud bang. Oishi challenged Dieno to a match on next week’s episode.

A referee bump led to DAMNATION attacking HARASHIMA with a chair. Soma Takao took the chair and attacked back but hit the ref in the process, leading to his disqualification. Sasaki was so distraught over his failed attempt to recruit HARASHIMA a few days ago that he refused to introduce his other “new pet”. Tetsuya Endo had a pet too and wanted to show it off. Sasaki wouldn’t let him because his pet is a bug and Sasaki hates bugs. Backstage Takao said he hasn’t forgotten about his DDT Extreme Title loss to Sasaki back in November. He wants a rematch.

Kendo Kashin was accompanied by NOSAWA Rongai while Gota Ihashi had Ken Ohka in his corner. Kashin’s unusual techniques got him out of some holds. Ihashi put Kashin in a Chickenwing and Kashin got out of it by biting Ihashi. He denied doing it then bit the referee’s arm and gave him a Low Blow. Kashin attacked Ihashi with a chair until Ohka ran in and did the Fire Spear to Kashin. Ihashi went for the pin but Kashin kicked out. Ihashi climbed the turnbuckles but was distracted when Hideki Suzuki appeared! NOSAWA threw a chair at Ihashi and Kashin flipped him to the canvas with an Avalanche Cross Armbreaker to make him submit. After the match Kashin’s group offered beer to Ihashi & Ohka. They all drank until Kashin, NOSAWA & Suzuki spat their beer in the other’s faces. Kashin then tried to force feed the commentary team when he walked past them.

Yuki Ueno avoided the Back Drop from Mizuki Watase and surprised him with a Frankensteiner for the pin. Shigehiro Irie said his team’s loss today was a fluke. Watase claims he had his shoulder up before three.

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Irie Brings In A New Dawn, Will Things Change?

April 30, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Kouki Iwasaki
1. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
2. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao
4. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Miyu Yamashita
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & MAO

Unless it’s being done to attract the audience early, surely Shigehiro Irie’s match should be placed later in the card now that he is the champion. The match is also meant to push his title defence against Keisuke Ishii.

Smile Squash gets a shot at revenge on DAMNATION after the heel group tried to recruit HARASHIMA then immediately attacked him.

Kendo Kashin is still sending friendly text messages to the DDT offices that are meant for Gota Ihashi.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 04/05/2018
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KUDO Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi
3. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Mad Paulie
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Osaka City Origin MAO Local Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
7. Born In Shiroishi Tetsuya Endo Triumph! DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Both Tetsuya Endo and MAO are from Miyagi so they have to share their homecoming show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2018
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Hiratimo Dragon
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Toru Owashi Vs MAO & Yuki Ueno
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata, Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Antonio Honda
6. Department Of Civil Engineering, Hachinohe Institute Of Technology (Now Disappearing) Makoto Oishi Triumphant Return! Aomori Specialty Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita

With Kazuki Hirata banished from Japan again, Hiratimo Dragon takes his place in the previously announced 3 Way Match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Antonio Honda
2. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
3. Konosuke Takeshita & MAO Vs Koji Yoshida & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Tomoya Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Smile Squash are down to two members with Yuko Miyamoto and Yasu Urano both cutting ties from the group. Maybe Tomoya can attach himself to the unit.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #4”, 08/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Makoto
2. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match ~ Hardcore Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Kota Umeda

Kota Umeda’s trial continues with a clash against Big Japan’s own Ryuji Ito.

Joshi wrestler Makoto appears in DDT for the first time in a very long while. She has been in sub-brands like Ganbare☆Wrestling and New Beijing a few years ago but I can’t remember when she was last in DDT proper.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

HARASHIMA wants to avenge his defeat to KUDO last year. He is willing to put his newly won DDT Extreme Title on the line to do so.

Yuto Aijima and Azul Dragon will be on the show.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

Irie’s first defence is against an old friend. A former friend too. They held the All Asia Tag Team Titles together but that’s all in the past. Ishii has only beaten Irie twice in singles matches but that was early in their careers. Since then Irie has gotten the upper hand and has won more of their matches against each other. Both are champions now and currently feel they are the best they’ve ever been.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
2. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
3. Crash The Super Heavy Special Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura, Mad Paulie
4. Special Single Match ~Clouds~: Yuki Ueno Vs Dick Togo
5. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

The teams for the Super Heavy Tag match will be determined during the show.

Magnitude Kishiwada and Shoichi Uchida will also be wrestling.


Schedule For Golden Week 2018, Akito Injured, Kincaid Coming To DDT

April 26, 2018

DDT “MAX BUMP 2018”, 29/04/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki
1. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Shunma Katsumata
2. Yukio Sakaguchi, MAO, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao & Yuki Ueno
4. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 1st Match: Kota Umeda Vs Go Shiozaki
5. Cherry’s Last DDT Match!: Danshoku Dino, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Cherry, Francoise☆Takagi & Makoto Oishi
6. DDT Extreme Title – Regular Rules: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs HARASHIMA
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

Akito suffered a ruptured biceps tendon in his right arm during last Sunday’s main event. He is expected to miss several months. With this injury the card for “MAX BUMP 2018” has been changed around not just to accommodate his absence but also to feature a debuting foreign wrestler.

Shigehiro Irie promised to bring over a friend of his from America to DDT. The only hint he gave was by calling his friend “The Gift”. It has since been announced that Jason Kincaid is coming to DDT. Kincaid is a 14 year veteran and had a lengthy 5 year reign as the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion. Kincaid will be teaming with the person who seems to be Irie’s only friend left in DDT, Mizuki Watase as part of a 3 Way Tag. That match replaces the originally planned ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION tag team bout that Akito was meant to be in.

The DDT Extreme Title match will just be a regular pro wrestling match with no extra stipulations added. Yuko Miyamoto made this decision because he has never had a proper one on one match with his friend. He strongly wants to find out if he can beat HARASHIMA under a normal ruleset.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TEKONE SUSHI~”, 30/04/2018
Mie Messe Wing

1. Makoto Oishi 39 Year Old Trial Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Mad Paulie
2. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda Vs Kota Umeda & MAO
4. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Soma Takao
5. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Ishii, Masahiro Takanashi & Kouki Iwasaki
6. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
7. Keisuke Okuda Local Triumph! Special Tag Match: Keisuke Okuda & Naomi Yoshimura Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

DDT gives Keisuke Okuda the limelight for his return home.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Miyu Yamashita
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & MAO

Kendo Kashin has been sending daily messages to DDT addressed to Gota Ihashi. In these messages Kashin talks about drinking tea (every message included this), checking his blood cholesterol level, recommending 1,000 hindu squats, losing sleep because he keeps thinking about Ihashi, talking about a train accident that happened near his home, eating an Siberian onion and describing his experience with using Uber. What the fuck is up with this guy?

BASARA “VAJRA 66 ~COMMEMORATING THE HEAVENLY HEART~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Manabu Hara
2. Fuminori Abe Vs Masato Tanaka
3. Count Down To Extinction ~ Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Jun Kasai & Gunso
4. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Return Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Osamu Nishimura
5. Elimination 8-Man Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Yusuke Kubo
6. Cavalry Vs Aikata Tag!: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
7. Union MAX Title & DOVE World Title: Isami Kodaka (U/c) Vs Naoki Tanizaki (D/c)

The 8-Man Tag Match is now under Elimination rules after a confusing request by Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 04/05/2018
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Mad Paulie
2. Born In Shiroishi Tetsuya Endo Triumph! DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

The latter half of Golden Week focuses on a few Road To Ryogoku shows held in some of the wrestlers’ hometowns.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2018
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Department Of Civil Engineering, Hachinohe Institute Of Technology (Now Disappearing) Makoto Oishi Triumphant Return! Aomori Specialty Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita

A big match for Makoto Oishi. Maybe he can finally get something of a new direction because Shunma Katsumata and MAO have left him for dust ever since the NωA split.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Antonio Honda
2. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Tomoya Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Noriyuki Yoshida will be on the show for his first DDT appearance since October 2017.

BASARA “VAJRA 67 ~EMBRACING THE AMBITION~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Susukino Mars Gym

1. Takato Nakano Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Katsuo Vs Daichi Kazato, Hiroshi Kondo & Daiki Shimomura
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano
4. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naoki Tanizaki & Manabu Hara
5. NWA World Jr. Heavyweight & International Jr. Heavyweight Titles: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka

BASARA is having a busy schedule for Golden Week too.

DNA “DNA 44”, 09/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Joji Otani
2. Chinese Rebirth Of Revenge Match! Endless Battle!: Choun-Shiryu Vs Rekka
3. Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Brian Aki
4. Kota Umeda Vs Daiki Shimomura
5. DNA Vs Cavalry!: Kouki Iwasaki & MAO Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
6. DNA-gun Vs Naomi Kingdom!: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo

The DNA Vs Naomi Kingdom grudge continues. Both Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki have been able to get wins over the enemy unit in singles matches but under tag matches it’s been pretty much all Naomi Kingdom victories save for a DQ loss here and there.


Catching Up On The News – DDT

April 14, 2018

DDT “DDT MUSIC! 2018”, 15/04/2018
Osaka City Yodogawa Citizen Center

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao & Daiki Shimomura
2. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Saki Akai & Yuni
4. Naniwa 2 Big Single Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Naniwa 2 Big Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Mad Paulie
6. Tomorrow Is Good! Osaka Specialty 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs KUDO Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Be Legend Presents: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO

Yukio Sakaguchi was originally supposed to be on this show but will miss it due to a scheduling conflict. Saki Akai takes his place.

Mad Paulie is now in a red rage because of the springtime. Daisuke Sasaki’s anger over HARASHIMA getting the next DDT Extreme Title shot might also have something to do with it. Paulie can only be calmed down and controlled in this condition with porno magazines.

Yuni is jealous of Nicholas, the ten year old boy who won the Raw Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania last weekend. It didn’t help when Sanshiro Takagi joked about searching for Nicholas’s booking details for a tour.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #2”, 17/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Rekka
1. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Kota Umeda Vs Maki Ito
2. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Yuki Ueno Vs MAO
3. 4 Way Tag Match: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Makoto Oishi Vs Ken Ohka & Lady Beard
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda
5. ALL OUT Vs Irie-gun: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
6. Tradition Of The Soul: Danshoku Dino Vs Naomi Yoshimura
7. Maji Manji Tournament – Final: X Vs X

The winner of the Maju Manji tournament will get the full backing of AbemaTV. The semi-finals have a 5 minute time limit and the final has a 10 minute time limit.

Mizuki Watase looks to be Shigehiro Irie’s only ally right now. Watase stood in Irie’s corner for his return match at the start of the month.

DDT “SHIN SYU VERY MUCH! 2018”, 22/04/2018
Nagano Art Center Act Park

1. Antonio Honda Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
6. DDT Nagano Sales Manager Toru Owashi Local Triumph! “Owashi And Funny Friends Part 3” Special 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine

Since the show is in Nagano, DDT’s Nagano resident Toru Owashi is in charge of putting it together.

DDT “VIDEO TEAM BOX OFFICE – BETAMANIA”, 23/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. DT-YUTA Produce Match ~Rotten Bad And Rotten Edge~: 726 Vs KUDO
2. Goodbye Fukuda…Honorable! Crushing! Explosion! Special Exhibition Match!: Ryuhei Fukuda Vs Keisuke Ishii

Yumehiteo Imanari and DT-YUTA from the video team are also scheduled to wrestle.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs X & X

Maji Manji gets its first title match on episode #3.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 FINAL ROUND” Results

August 13, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 13/08/2017
Tokyo KFC Hall
247 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Semi Final: Ken Ohka defeated GENTARO with a Cross Armbreaker Cutback (6:44).
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Semi Final: KENSO defeated Dave Crist with the Soul’s Leg Lock (10:57).
3. HARUKAZE’s Hot Summer: Saori Anou defeated HARUKAZE with the To Be Continued (8:10).
4. Ganbare☆Climax Special 6-Man Tag Match: Takafumi Ito, Tanomusaku Toba & Hollywood GOTA defeated Shinichiro Tominaga, Yukihiro Abe & Shinichiro Wakita when Ito pinned Wakita with a German Suplex (12:30).
5. Special Tag Match: Mitsuo Momota & Chikara defeated Kendo Kashin & Yumehito Imanari when Momota pinned Imanari with a School Boy (9:20).
6. Special Tag Match: Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated Shigehiro Irie & Shinichiro Tominaga when Fujita pinned Tominaga with a Modified Choke Hold (12:23).
7. Ganbare☆Climax – Final: Ken Ohka defeated KENSO with the Fire Spear (16:08).

Ken Ohka is your winner of the 2017 Ganbare☆Climax! Ohka had to face and beat one of his rivals KENSO to be crowned the tournament’s first winner. KENSO had KAZMA SAKAMOTO in his corner to help out but that plan backfired late in the match when a Lariat aimed for Ohka hit KENSO instead. Ohka hit the Fire Spear several times but the referee was out of action every time. Another Fire Spear hitting KENSO in mid-air led to one final Spear for the three count.

KENSO congratulated Ohka for winning the tournament and called him the “fucking best”. He then switched the subject over to his ally Hollywood GOTA. KENSO announced that GOTA was dismissed from the New York Head Hunters! GOTA was as surprised as anyone else but left when SAKAMOTO hugged him goodbye. KENSO said he wants the Ganbare☆Climax to become as big a prize as the G1 Climax then left the ring. Ohka thanked the fans, friends and family for their support. There was no prize money or championship on the line but everyone still fought their best. He then announced his next Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title defence will be on 21st September. His opponent is somebody from his past, a wrestler who was part of the same Dragon System class that he flunked out of. It’s “brother” YASSHI!

KENSO defeated Dave Crist to advance to the final. At first KENSO showed respect to Crist and fought clean. But as the match went and the fans rallied behind Crist, KENSO became more aggressive and refused to break holds or follow the ref’s orders. He countered Crist’s Axe Bomber with the Soul’s Leg Lock and forced Crist to submit.

Ohka was able to beat GENTARO in the semi-final by countering a Cross Armbreaker into a Cradle pin. GENTARO was upset over the result and still wanted to fight Ohka after the bell. He had to be held back by the referee. It was clear he was disappointed in his tournament run ending this way.

The father/son duo of Mitsuo Momota & Chikara won their grudge match against Kendo Kashin & Yumehito Imanari. Kashin today weighed in at 88kg and he entered the ring carrying a wand he borrowed from Fairy Nihonbashi at a WAVE show the day before. The match had a weird ending where Momota held Imanari in place for Chikara to hit him with the Sabre Chop. However, Kashin then grabbed Momota and held him in place too. Chikara hesitated but did the Sabre Chop. Momota somehow ducked so both Imanari & Kashin were hit. Momota then rolled over Imanari in a School Boy for the pin. After the match Kashin said he had a talk with Sanshiro Takagi and they agreed to book Kashin Vs Momota at Sumo Hall on the morning of DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017”. The match will begin at 6:30 am. Takagi was in the audience and he denied making the match or ever talking to Kashin.

Shota was the ring announcer for all three days of the tournament and by the time Day 3 began he was running out of topics to talk about during the opening ceremony. He acknowledged there was another Climax tournament happening nearby and his Twitter timeline was a confusing mixture of tweets about both shows.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 2ND ROUND” Results

August 12, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 2ND ROUND”, 12/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
119 Fans

1. Tanomusaku Toba, Naoshi Sano & Shinichiro Wakita defeated Ben McCoy, Yanni Gianos & Hollywood GOTA when Toba pinned GOTA with the Buzzsaw Kick (9:53).
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2: GENTARO defeated Takafumi Ito with a High Angle Forward Rotation Cradle (11:02).
3. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2: KENSO defeated Kendo Kashin by Counout (12:20).
4. Ganbare The Great, Ganbare The Shooter & HARUKAZE defeated Chikara, Yukinori Abe & Yumehiro Imanari when Shooter submitted Imanari with the Ganbare The Expression Cross Armbreaker (10:36).
5. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2: Ken Ohka defeated KAZMA SAKAMOTO with the Fire Spear (14:59).
6. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 2: Dave Crist defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Magdalene (16:11).

Day 2 of the Ganbare☆Climax focused on the quarter finals of the tournament. The main event saw Shinichiro Tominaga and Dave Crist getting the spotlight as the final match in the 2nd round. Tominaga tried playing mind games by daring Crist to grapple with him on the ground. That didn’t work because Crist has MMA experience. Tominaga later tried to convince Crist to take it easy on him because he has a daughter. That also didn’t work because Crist didn’t see the daughter anywhere in the room. Tominaga finally got something going when he convinced the referee to check on Crist’s shoes. The pause in action gave Tominaga the chance to do a Jumping Cutter to Crist while his guard down. Crist kicked out and hit the Square And Compass but Tominaga kicked out too. Crist then hit the Magdalene to eliminate Tominaga from the tournament. Crist brought Shigehiro Irie into the ring to translate his victory speech. He said Tominaga was a terribly strong wrestler. When Crist got on his flight to Japan he was worried he wouldn’t get to fight a good hand like Tominaga. Crist ended the speech by saying “We’re family! We are Ganbare Pro!”

Ken Ohka’s strong run continued with a victory over KAZMA SAKAMOTO. He countered the Michinoku Driver II with a Dragon Suplex then definitively put down his opponent with a Lariat, a Vertical Drop Brainbuster and finally the Fire Spear.

KENSO Vs Kendo Kashin. How those words when spoken aloud by Shota didn’t scare off the audience I will never know. Today Kashin weighed in at 120kg, way up from the 48kg he claimed to be at the day before. Kashin saw that KENSO’s shoulder was taped up and asked if he was allowed to attack it. When KENSO ignored him to try and get the fans to chant his name, Kashin decided that he could target the body part. The fans also chanted for Kashin which made KENSO angry. The two brawled outside and risked getting counted out. KENSO made it back in on time but when Kashin was about to re-enter on the 19th second, Mitsuo Momota came out and pulled Kashin away from the ring. KENSO was declared the winner by countout. Kashin challenged Momota to a 5 Vs 5 match between Ganbare☆Wrestling and NEW to be held at Sumo Hall with Yukinori Matsui as the referee. Matsui wouldn’t agree to it. Kashin then challenged Momota & Chikara to a match tomorrow. Momota accepted. Yumehito Imanari offered to be Kashin’s tag partner for the bout and he accepted him.

GENTARO Vs Takafumi Ito was mostly ground based with GENTARO coming out on top with a Forward Roll counter to Ito’s Cradle pin attempt.

Tomorrow’s semi-finals are Ken Ohka Vs GENTARO and Dave Crist Vs KENSO.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 1ST ROUND” Results

August 11, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 1ST ROUND”, 11/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
141 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: GENTARO defeated Shinichiro Wakita with a German Suplex (6:35).
2. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Takafumi Ito defeated Hollywood GOTA with a Sleeper Hold (4:39).
3. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Dave Crist defeated Yukihiro Abe with the Square And Compass (9:12).
4. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: KENSO defeated Ben McCoy with the Soul’s Leg Lock (9:58).
5. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Kendo Kashin defeated Chikara with a Chicken Wing Arm Lock (6:07).
6. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated Tanomusaku Toba with the Michinoku Driver II (7:37).
7. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Shuichiro Katsumura with a Frankensteiner (13:36).
8. Ganbare☆Climax – Round 1: Ken Ohka defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Fire Spear (13:35).

This weekend is a hot one all over Tokyo especially in the ring. Sure there is a gigantic wrestling tournament down the road heading into its final stages but Ganbare☆Wrestling had something to offer too. The first ever Ganbare☆Climax admittedly does not have any prizes for the winner but everybody competing in it wanted to fight to their best abilities.

The main event saw two close friends battling it out for supremacy. Yumehito Imanari’s wrestling gear had a slight upgrade with brand new white boots and shinpads but he’s still wrestling in his denim shorts. Ken Ohka came close to losing when he was put in a Chicken Wing Arm Lock and was warned by the referee that the match could be stopped if he didn’t respond. Ohka was able to crawl to the ropes and break the hold. Ohka ducked a Lariat and threw Imanari with a pair of Dragon Suplexes. After that the Fire Spear ended the match and Ohka was through to the next round.

Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shinichiro Tominaga was the longest match of the show by just one second, beating out the main event. Tominaga got desperate late in the match when he placed his feet on the ropes for leverage during a School Boy pin. Katsumura lost his temper at Tominaga’s cheating and went straight on the attack. Tominaga used the referee Daisuke Kiso as a shield to stop Katsumura, then he leaped over him for a Frankensteiner to get the pin. Katsumura protested to Kiso but the result stood.

KAZMA SAKAMOTO was a good sport to Tanomusaku Toba after their match. SAKAMOTO took Toba’s best punches and got the win with the Michinoku Driver II. He praised Toba for his performance afterwards.

Chikara was accompanied by his father Mitsuo Momota for his match against Kendo Kashin. Kashin’s weight was announced as 48kg. He also thought he was going to fight Momota instead of Chikara. Kashin continued to glare at Momota throughout the match. He brought in a chair and when the ref’s back was turned, threw it at Momota and blamed him for a phantom chair shot. While the ref argued with Momota, Chikara tried to avoid Kashin’s chair swinging but eventually got caught. Kashin submitted Chikara with a Chicken Wing Arm Lock but refused to let go until Momota stopped him.

KENSO caught Ben McCoy’s Missile Dropkick and turned it into a Leg Lock for the submission victory. KENSO goaded McCoy at the start by asking for a handshake and then cheap shotting him. He later attacked him with a chair outside the ring.

Yukihiro Abe was having a bad weekend. Not only was he eliminated in the first round by Dave Crist but he had to miss this year’s Comiket to compete in the tournament. Crist countered Abe’s Sister Abigail into the Square And Compass to win.

Takafumi Ito was displeased to be paired with Hollywood GOTA in the first round. This sloppy wrestler isn’t going to provide a challenge for him. He was proven right when GOTA slipped off the top rope. Ito quickly applied a Sleeper Hold and the referee stopped the match for GOTA’s safety. Ito goes through.

GENTARO and Shinichiro Wakita kicked off the tournament with a respectful back and forth match. GENTARO encouraged Wakita to fight him with all he’s got but the skill gap between them was clear to see. GENTARO blocked a Brainbuster and finished with a German Suplex to advance.

Tormorrow’s 2nd Round matches are Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Dave Crist, KENSO Vs Kendo Kashin, KAZMA SAKAMOTO Vs Ken Ohka and Takafumi Ito Vs GENTARO.