DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.31 ~LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT~” Results

March 14, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.31 ~LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT~”, 14/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE
315 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Gran MilliMeters Team Leader Decision Battle: Daiki Shimomura defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Running Elbow Smash (6:17).
2. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 1st Battle: Kohei Sato defeated Dai Suzuki with a Running Elbow Bat (2:48).
3. Road To The Best Tag Manager In 2017 ~ One Nominated Bout Without Permission: Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato defeated Guanchulo & Rekka when Sato submitted Guanchulo with the Cross Armbreaker (16:12).
4. Our DNA ~ Six Men Full Of Grudges: Akebono, Shogun Okamoto & LEONA defeated Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Akebono pinned Ueno with an Elbow Drop (9:27).
5. PREMIUM GIG TOP OF THE NEXT: Kouki Iwasaki defeated MAO with a Verical Drop Brainbuster (9:53).
6. “THE RIVALS” Each Stand By Me: Shunma Katsumata & Kotaro Suzuki defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey when Katsumata pinned Higuchi with the Kasadora (16:32).

Shunma Katsumata got the surprise pin on Kazusada Higuchi, beating the big man for the first time in his career. Katsumata thanked Kotaro Suzuki for giving him the power in their singles match at “DNA EP.30” to beat Higuchi. He wants to make DNA more exciting by collaborating with Suzuki more in the future. But Higuchi is still in the way. Earlier in the show it was announced that Mike Bailey will main event the DNA Korakuen Hall show on 10th May. Higuchi wants to be Bailey’s opponent so he can avenge his defeat to from last year’s DNA Grand Prix final. Katsumata wants that spot too so he challenged Higuchi to a match on 21st April. The winner will face Bailey at Korakuen.

Kouki Iwasaki got the victory over MAO by rolling out of the way of the Cannonball 450. MAO kicked out of a Soccer Kick but the Vertical Drop Brainbuster afterwards had him beat. Iwasaki said afterwards that he will fight any big names that come to DNA. Suddenly Kazushi Sakuraba appeared. He said he likes to tease people and bully the younger wrestlers in the ring so he’s coming back to DNA on 21st April to bully Iwasaki again. The Gracie Hunter is now the DNA Hunter! He is also bringing somebody to team up with, Kendo Kashin! After the announcement a mystery man in a lion mask ran into the ring and sprayed Iwasaki in the eyes with the cold spray. He then saluted to Sakuraba and ran out of the ring.

Mizuki Watase and LEONA were at each other’s throats for most of the 6-Man Tag. They brawled up to the stage while Akebono took care of Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Ueno inside the ring.

The YOUNG DONUTS were picked apart by Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato. Guanchulo is happy just to be teaming with Rekka and show off YOUNG DONUTS to the world. In the backstage interview Sato pointed at the DNA logo. He doesn’t know what the D, N, A or GIG stand for but FIGHTING is at the beginning and that means everything to him. Don’t you forget it!

The first match in Dai Suzuki’s 7 bout series ended in failure. Kohei Sato was too scary for Suzuki to stand up to and he was clobbered in under 3 minutes. It’s only going to get worse because opponent #2 is Masato Tanaka!

The match to determine the team leader of Gran MilliMeters ended a bit rougher than intended. Nobuhiro Shimatani suffered a bloody nose after being hit with a Running Elbow Smash from Daiki Shimomura.


DDT “JUDGEMENT 2016 ~DDT 19th ANNIVERSARY~” Results

March 21, 2016

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DDT “JUDGEMENT 2016 ~DDT 19th ANNIVERSARY~”, 21/03/2016
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
6,938 Fans – No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: DJ Nira & Dai Suzuki defeated Seiya Morohashi (c) & Hoshitango when Nira pinned Morohashi with the Ravioli (3:31).
*D1 for Seiya Morohashi.
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Battle Royal: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Syoko Nakajima with the Osaekomi Backslide (8:37).
Order Of Elimination: Poison Miura, Yuu, Hyper Misao, Nodoka-onesan, Ai Shimizu and Rika Tatsumi, Marika Kobashi, Nonoko, Azusa Takigawa, KANNA, Miyu Yamashita.
0. DNA Offer Match – Mao Inoue Comeback: Shunma Katsumata, Guanchulo & Mao Inoue defeated Kouki Iwasaki, Rainbow Kawamura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Katsumata pinned Shimatani with the Lightning Spiral (6:53).
0. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Ryu Gouma when FUMA pinned Kazato with the HEAVY METAL ANTHEM (5:28).
1. Ryogoku First Appearance! Next KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Decision And Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Battle Royal: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Soma Takao with the Goten (16:53).
1a. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Blue: Ken Ohka (6:26).
1b. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Yellow: Tomomitsu Matsunaga (8:27).
1c. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Red: Toru Owashi (10:43).
1d. Right To Date Aja Kong: Kazuki Hirata (13:19).
Order Of Elimination: Gorgeous Matsuno, Cherry, Ryuichi Sekine, Masa Takanshi, Yoshihiko, Ryota Nakatsu.
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae and Akito & Yasu Urano when Irie pinned Akito with the Beast Bomber (9:57).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: LiLiCo (c), Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase defeated Saki Akai, Makoto Oishi & Lady Beard when LiLiCo submitted Oishi with a Manjigatame (9:38).
*V1 for LiLiCo.
4. Special Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami & LEONA defeated Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda when Fujinami submitted Fukuda with the Dragon Sleeper (12:10).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Ultimate Royal Barbed Wire PowerPoint No Power Blast PWF Rules: Super Sasadango Machine defeated Kendo Kashin (c) with a Cross Armbreaker Crush (7:07).
*Kendo Kashin fails in V4. Super Sasadango Machine becomes the 35th DDT Extreme Champion!
6. Kota Ibushi Comeback & Ibushi Wrestling Institute 1st Leg – East & West Toward The Front Over The Entire Surface Falls Count Anywhere Weapon Treasure Hunt Match: Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Jun Kasai and KENSO & Michael Nakazawa when Ibushi pinned Nakazawa with the Phoenix Splash (23:12).
7. Dramatic Dream Match: Minoru Suzuki defeated Yukio Sakaguchi by TKO with the Sleeper Hold (16:15).
8. Dramatic Dream Match: Akebono defeated Danshoku Dino with the Danshoku Yokozuna Impact (10:20).
9. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchicomi! Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) when Sasaki submitted Takeshita with La Mistica Cross Facelock (17:22).
*New Generation Combination fails in V2. Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa become the 54th KO-D Tag Team Champions!
10. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: HARASHIMA defeated Isami Kodaka (c) with the Swan Dive Somato (18:15).
*Isami Kodaka fails in V4. HARASHIMA becomes the 56th KO-D Openweight Champion!

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A lot happened at DDT’s 19th Anniversary show. I mean a lot. Three title changes, a mental Falls Count Anywhere match, bare asses, new challengers determined and a few announcements for DDT’s future too. DDT also had an entire seating setup of Sumo Hall available to them instead of having one side blocked off for the entrance stage like in previous years.

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In the main event HARASHIMA took the KO-D Openweight Title from Isami Kodaka to become an 8-time KO-D Champion. No amount of Isamuashi Zan kicks and Zeyyari knee strikes could keep the challenger down. Once again the Somato was the difference maker. During an intense back and forth HARASHIMA hit a short range Somato and followed up with a Swan Dive version to put Kodaka away. HARASHIMA said that little difference between him and Kodaka was needed to win and he will keep on winning. He said the scenery around him in Sumo Hall was amazing and when DDT returns in the summer he’ll be ready for whoever is thrown in front of him.

When HARASHIMA’s victory speech was over a message was shown on the video screen. On 20th March, 2017 DDT will hold its 20th Anniversary show in Saitama Super Arena! Previously DDT ran the Community Hub area of the building but this time the show takes place inside the main hall! Sanshiro Takagi said he wants to chase the dream with everyone and the show ended with the ring showered in cherry blossoms raining from the sky.

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The KO-D Tag Team Titles changed hands when Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa dethroned the New Generation Combination. The former champions went down fighting though. Ishikawa took out Tetsuya Endo with the Fire Thunder but Konosuke Takeshita never tapped out to Sasaki’s La Mistica Cross Facelock. Instead the referee had to call for the bell when Takeshita went motionless. After the match Sasaki said if the New Gen Combo can hear him then they should know the future is now in his and Ishikawa’s hands. In the post-match interview the former champions said they will go back to the drawing board but they also don’t know what their next step will be. Sasaki was quick to nominated The World’s Cutest Tag Team as the No. 1 Contenders. He still wants revenge on Candice LeRae for rejecting his marriage proposal earlier this year.

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We finally got to see what Danshoku Dino wanted to do with the collection of asses he gathered for Akebono. Dino had the turnbuckle pads removed from all corner posts and in their place was the bare asses of the DDT roster! Four corners and three asses per corner meant twelve asses surrounding the ring. However Akebono had his own trick up his sleeve. He put Dino in a Lip Lock then put on a pair of Danshoku tights. He used the power of Danshoku to deliver the Danshoku Yokozuna Impact to Dino and that was the end of that.

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Minoru Suzuki didn’t care where he was or what company he is fighting in. It could be DDT or NOAH or some joshi promotion, as long as there was a squared circle to stand in Suzuki was ready for his match. It didn’t matter that his opponent Yukio Sakaguchi is a former KO-D Champion and somebody he never faced before. He was ready regardless. Sakaguchi had the rest of Shuten-dōji in his corner and tried to go hold for hold. His attempts to hit the Right Knee Of God were foiled but he was able to lock on the Modified Cobra Clutch. The big turning point came when Suzuki hit Sakaguchi with a Dropkick. By this point Sakaguchi barely had enough energy to fight off the Sleeper Hold and Gotch-Style Piledriver. But Suzuki was quick to catch him in another Sleeper Hold and choke him out to earn the victory. Suzuki showed good sportsmanship after the match and hugged Sakaguchi. Despite the loss Sakaguchi thinks he has grown stronger because of that match.

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Before Kota Ibushi’s comeback match began a teaser trailer played for DDT’s next movie called Dai Kaiju Mono, directed by Minoru Kawasaki. He is behind such films as Calamari Wrestler, Executive Koala, Kabuto-O Beetle, Everyone But Japan Sinks and Crab Goalkeeper. The Treasure Hunt Match began with Sanshiro Takagi & Jun Kasai carrying a locker and barbed wire board to the ring before everybody walked out of Sumo Hall to the outdoor starting area. When the bell rang there was chaos. Takagi and KENSO went straight for each other, Kasai threw Ibushi into the crowd of people watching them, everybody went over to cardboard cutouts of sumo wrestlers so they could takes pictures then Ibushi kicked Michael Nakazawa down a flight of stairs. Nakazawa was then dragged indoors to a restroom and Ibushi gave him a Piledriver into a toilet! Back in the arena everyone fought throughout the crowd and a giant hammer was brought out. KENSO and Takagi fought in the lobby and eventually found their way down to ringside. They both got on bicycles and cycled around the ring until they crashed into each other. Meanwhile Ibushi did a Moonsault from an entrance onto Nakazawa and Gota Ihashi below. Kasai brought Ibushi over to a table and climbed the top rope. He put Ibushi through the table with the Pearl Harbour Splash but he only got a two count. Back in the ring Takagi got the better of KENSO and wanted to throw him into the locker. He opened the longer and inside was former DDT wrestler Tanomusaku Toba! The kickboxer popped out and attacked whoever got in his way. Ihashi entered the ring with boxing gloves and got immediately knocked out. Ibushi entered with gloves and faired much better. Ihashi was somehow knocked out again during this by Toba and then Ibushi. In fact Ibushi lost track of what was happening and decided to beat up his partner until Toba regained his attention. Toba knocked out Ibushi and decided to leave. KENSO hit a Diving Elbow on Ibushi but his pin was interrupted by Takagi spraying him with a fire extinguisher. Nakazawa tried to clear the ring but was stopped by Kasai and a piece of the broken table. Nakazawa was then thrown into the barbed wire board. Kasai climbed the locker and hit the Pearl Harbour Splash on KENSO but Ibushi stopped the pin. With encouragement from Ibushi, Ihashi hit a Running Body Press onto both Takagi & Kasai outside the ring. Ibushi prevented Nakazawa from doing the Ultimate Venom Arm and knocked him out with a straight right hand punch. Ibushi paid tribute to Hayabusa by doing his pose before climbing the turnbuckles and then hit the match winning Phoenix Splash.

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After the match Takagi and Ibushi shared an emotional moment in the ring. Takagi congratulated Ibushi for his return, called him crazy and said he can now do whatever he wants to do. He hopes the Ibushi Wrestling Institute will discover new and interesting ways to do pro wrestling. Ibushi thanked him and said he would like to come back to DDT in the future. He did some backflips for the fans and then left. But KENSO was still there and he wanted to talk to Takagi. He said he came to DDT to chase after Takagi but then discovered DDT is the best and their fans are the best. So he wants to join DDT! Takagi instantly refused and demanded his music to cut off KENSO’s mic. KENSO asked again and Takagi instantly refused again. KENSO asked one more time and this time Kasai stepped in to offer his opinion. Kasai thinks a psychopath like KENSO joining DDT wouldn’t be a bad idea. Takagi thought about it but said no and left the ring to his music while KENSO fainted.

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The Ultimate Royal Barbed Wire PowerPoint No Power Blast PWF Rules match began with Super Sasadango Machine doing a PowerPoint presentation on a laptop that was surrounded in barbed wire and rigged to explode in 5 minutes. Thankfully there was no explosion because Sasadango got to explain the rules of the match within the time limit. He was joined by four men wearing Machine masks and he called them the Sasadango Machine Army. During the match a wrestler can pull out one of three Ultimate Royal cards. Doing so would activate Ultimate Royale Mode and the Machine Army will attack their opponent to the music of Chocoball Mukai’s entrance theme. Oh and the cards have a drawing of The Ultimate Warrior on them. Sasadango pulled out a card while Kendo Kashin had him in an Indian Deathlock. Kashin stole the second card and used it to turn the Army against Sasadango. This time they and also Yukinori Matsui wore Kashin masks. Kashin tried to lock in the Cross Armbreaker when Sasadango pulled out the final card. Matsui switched the Kashin mask with a Machine mask and fast counted the pin to make Sasadango the new DDT Extreme Champion!

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There was really nothing that Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda could do to beat Tatsumi Fujinami & LEONA. Even Fukuda singing “Macho Dragon” to distract Fujinami so Honda could sneak attack him didn’t do much in the long run. Fujinami said wrestling in Sumo Hall again for the first time in years made him feel nostalgic. LEONA admitted to being nervous by teaming with his father in such an important building. LEONA was asked in an interview if he would like to wrestle in DDT again in the future and he answered “By all means, please.” Fujinami thinks it will be good experience for him to do it.

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LiLiCo now stands triumphant over the Kawaii Connection. She escaped from Makoto Oishi’s Miracle Ecstasy and locked on a Manjigatame after Kota Umeda softened Oishi up with a Back Spin Kick. LiLiCo bragged about her success and credited it to being beautiful and eating good meat because she will forever be a carnivore. Saki Akai snuck up and gave her a School Boy to try and win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title but LiLiCo kicked out. Umeda & Mizuki Watase then blocked off Akai from any further attacks. LiLiCo demanded revenge and said she will keep her schedule open for the 24th April Korakuen Hall show.

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Team Drift came out on top in the 3 Way Tag match. Joey Ryan’s penis got to do the voodoo that you do so well and Candice Lerae delivered a double Ball Plex as part of a Tower Of Doom spot but she was then taken out with a Black Hole Slam from Shigehiro Irie. Akito tried his best to stop Irie but the Beast Bomber put an end to him and the match. The World’s Cutest Tag Team were still happy to wrestle in Sumo Hall and noted that although they didn’t win, they didn’t take the fall either. Keisuke Ishii felt confident about the win and revealed his goal is to now main event Sumo Hall. Irie is also disappointed that he went from headlining Sumo Hall a few years ago to wrestling in an undercard tag bout although he is happy he won with his friend Ishii.

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The show began with the first Right To Challenge Rumble to take place inside Sumo Hall. Kazuki Hirata entered at No. 1 hoping to grab a contract before anyone else could but someone was always there do stop him. Ken Ohka easily grabbed the first contract when he headbutted Hirata off of the ladder. Tomomitsu Matsunaga grabbed the second when he spat Lotion Mist at Hirata and he fell. Hirata was able to pull down the third contract when Soma Takao Dropkicked him off the ladder but the contract slipped out of his hands and Toru Owashi picked it up to win possession. One more was left and Hirata fought his heart out to claim it, escaping Kazusada Higuchi’s Canadian Backbreaker to step up the ladder and grab his prize. The Rumble part of the match continued and Higuchi outlasted both Takao and Ryota Nakatsu to win. Higuchi now has a KO-D Title shot on 24th April in Korakuen Hall. The contract holders returned to reveal their prize. Ohka, Matsunaga and Owashi all got Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contracts as expected. Hirata however got something different. His prize is a date with Aja Kong! She came out wearing HIRATA GO! glasses and she told Hirata they will go out dancing together. Hirata ran away and Kong chased after him. When that was done Ohka announced he will not wait long to cash in his contract. He wants his title match to take place on 26th March in Shinjuku FACE! Matsunaga and Owashi declined to say when they will cash in their contracts.

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Sumo Hall got a taste of heavy metal when FUMA’s team won the BASARA match. Although SAGAT is not a part of Kotetsu Gundan he fit in pretty well with his aggressive wrestling style. His GOREGRIND followed by Yusuke Kubo’s Goro Suplex left Daichi Kazato as an easy picking for FUMA’s HEAVY METAL ANTHEM Diving Elbow finisher.

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Mao Inoue’s return to action in the DNA match ended with him on the winning team. He wiped out Kouki Iwasaki and Rainbow Kawamura with the Alien Plancha allowing Guanchulo to set up Nobuhiro Shimatani for Shunma Katsumata’s Lightning Spiral.

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Poison Sawada JULIE appeared in the Tokyo Joshi Pro Battle Royal with his protege Poison Miura. He tried to eliminate everyone with his snake magic but Hyper Misao stopped him and eliminated Miura. When the match came down to three girls the Fighting Comedians double-teamed Miyu Yamashita to eliminate the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion. Yuka Sakazaki then pinned her teammate with a Leg Clutch Backslide to score the biggest win of her career.

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DJ Nira won a match in Sumo Hall. This is the first sign of the apocalypse. Seiya Morohashi was pretty lackadaisical with a pin attempt and Nira capitalized by shifting his dead weight on Morohashi’s shoulders.

DDT announced plans of an overseas expansion for later this year. They will hold a show in Taipai, Taiwan this November at the ATT SHOW BOX. The show is being sponsored by Nitori, a brand of furniture stores.

After the dark matches were over Amon Tsurumi and Mita Sayoko announced the winners of this year’s Dramatic Awards.

MVP: HARASHIMA
Best Bout: HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka Vs Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yohei Komatsu (DDT “#OHKAEMPIRE BOX OFFICE ~MUSCLE MATES 2015~”, 17/11/2015)
Best Tag: Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine
Best Microphone: Minoru Fujita (GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WOW WAR TONIGHT 2015”, 16/05/2015)
Worst Bout: All Japan Hand Sumo Championship Final: Kazunori Huzioka Vs Ryota Yamazato (DDT “#OHKAEMPIRE BOX OFFICE ~MUSCLE MATES 2015~”, 17/11/2015)
Best Sexy: Shigeru Matsuzaki singing “Obsession” (DDT “SAITAMA SUPER DDT 2015”, 15/02/2015)
Best Shot: Ayano Fujiwara for Sanshiro Takagi 20th Anniversary Falls Count Anywhere Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Jun Kasai Vs Kota Ibushi & Suguru Miyatake (DDT “JUDGEMENT 2015”, 29/03/2015)
Best SNS: Sanshiro Takagi
Best Hype Video: HARASHIMA Vs Hiroshi Tanahashi (DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2015 ~FROM DDT WITH LOVE~”, 23/08/2015)
Best Tonpachi: Kota Ibushi
Best Joshi: Saki Akai
Best Performance: Kazuki Hirata


DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2016” Results

February 28, 2016

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DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2016”, 28/02/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,596 Fans – No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark: Mizuki Watase (c) & Kota Umeda defeated Hiroshi Fukuda & Guanchulo when Watase pinned Guanchulo with a Back Drop (7:19).
*Mizuki Watase passes D3. Guanchulo becomes the 12th King Of Dark Champion.
1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (c) when Iwasaki pinned Hirata with a Cradle (11:58).
*T2Hide fails in V1. Higuchi-gumi becomes the 24th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
2. Saki Akai & Makoto Oishi defeated Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine when Oishi pinned Dino with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (8:38).
3. Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Konosuke Takeshita with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (1:41).
4. 4 Way Tag Team Match: Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine defeated Yasu Urano & Akito, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi and Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao when Kodaka pinned Akito with the Zeyyari (8:50).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Single Match With 3 People: Kendo Kashin (c) defeated Antonio Honda and Yoshihiko when Kashin submitted Yoshihiko with a Cross Armbreaker (10:44)
*V3 for Kendo Kashin.
6. Special Single Match: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Splash Mountain (14:44).
7. KO-D Openweight Title Next Challenger Final: HARASHIMA defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Somato (19:52).

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The main event for DDT’s 19th Anniversary show in Sumo Hall is now official. HARASHIMA won the right to challenge Isami Kodaka for the KO-D Openweight Title on 21st March. He had to go through the difficult task of beating Shigehiro Irie to earn his title shot. Kodaka watched the match from ringside. The first sign of the match going in HARASHIMA’s favour was when he dodged a charging Irie outside the ring and Irie ran abdomen first into an iron fence. HARASHIMA targeted Irie’s abdomen until he was hit with a Lariat and the Teddy Bear. A Black Hole Slam, the Flying Sausage and the Beast Bomber only got Irie a two count. HARASHIMA avoided the Vertial Drop Back Flip, hit some Jumping High Kicks and the Reverse Frankensteiner. He hit the Somato but Irie kicked out! HARASHIMA then pulled out his rarely used Firebird Splash but Irie also kicked out of that! Irie blocked another Somato and turned HARASHIMA upside down for the Drill-A-Hole Piledriver. He hit another big Beast Bomber but HARASHIMA would not stay down for the three count. There was a strike exchange with Irie doing a Headbutt but HARASHIMA then stunned him with a High Kick. He then did a Canadian Destroyer but that was yet another nearfall. HARASHIMA followed up with a Buzzsaw Kick but Irie caught his foot. HARASHIMA surprised Irie with a short range Somato from that position and then hit a proper Somato one more time. That was enough to keep Irie down for the count. HARASHIMA thanked Irie for the match and said this was the strongest Irie has ever been. He wants to fight him again and again and again. Kodaka was then brought into the ring to say some words about the Sumo Hall main event. He wasn’t in the mood to start any arguements. He is confident in his ability to defend the title. He shook hands with HARASHIMA but HARASHIMA started pushing Kodaka’s hand down as if they were arm wrestling. Kodaka kicked him away and left the ring.

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Tetsuya Endo wasted no time going after Shuji Ishikawa. After attacking him right away he tried to set up the Sky Twister Press but Ishikawa rolled out of the ring. Endo brawled with Shuji up to the north side of Korakuen Hall where Endo was Body Slammed onto some chairs. He just about got back into the ring before the 20 count. Ishikawa was in control until Endo hit a Missile Dropkick. However Ishikawa was too heavy for the Torture Rack Bomb. Endo escaped the Splash Mountain and kicked out of the Running Knee Lift but his momentum was stopped with the Fire Thunder. He still had life in him and he kicked kept kicking out of Ishikawa’s signature moves until the Splash Mountain put him away for good. Daisuke Sasaki attached a leash to Ishikawa after the match and said he and his pet “Adrian” will win the KO-D Tag Team Titles at Sumo Hall.

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The DDT Extreme Title was defended in a normal one on one match with an extra wrestler involved. Totally not a Triple Threat Match. The champion Kendo Kashin entered with a body paint image of politician Kensuke Miyazaki. Yoshihiko was accompanied by his elder brother Muscle Sakai who was wearing an all black bodysuit. Sakai stood by Yoshihiko for the entire match to aid him with his moves. Kashin and Antonio Honda ignored them to brawl with each other around ringside. Kashin knocked out the referee and grabbed a chair. He attacked Honda and Sakai with the chair and then played dead. Yukinori Matsui woke up and saw Yoshihiko on the chair surrounded by unconscious bodies. He called a foul on Yoshihiko. Kashin used the distraction to sneak behind Yoshihiko and pin it but Honda stopped the count. Honda gave Kashin a Scorpion Death Drop and then hit the Diving Fist Drop on Yoshihiko. Yoshihiko recovered and Dropkicked Honda out of the ring with Sakai’s help. They went over to Kashin but it was a trap! Kashin locked them into a Cross Armbreaker and both Yoshihiko and Sakai tapped out! After the match Honda asked Kashin for one more title match. Kashin assured Honda that he will get what he wants and nominated… Super Sasadango Machine! Suddenly Sakai was gone and Sasadango appeared to accept the match!

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The Zeyyari Isami Kodaka used to pin Akito is a Running Knee Kick to the side of the head. Kodaka said he will continue to defend the KO-D Title once he beats the next guy DDT throws at him. Ryuichi Sekine asked if he could get a title shot. Kodaka said yes. Ryota Nakatsu told them they could do the match in BASARA. Amon Tsurumi told them the next challenger will be determined at Sumo Hall in the Right To Anywhere Rumble match. Sekine & Nakatsu demanded to enter the match. They agreed with Tsurumi to take themselves out of the BASARA offer match so they can be in the Rumble.

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Daisuke Sasaki became grumpy when he was told at the start of the show his match with Konosuke Takeshita would not be for the MAX Lucha Libre Maximo Title. It didn’t matter because Sasaki stunned Takeshita by quickly pinning him with a flash Hurricanrana. However the result came from a dirty gameplan. Sasaki escaped the ring and attacked Hiroshi Fukuda at ringside, prompting Takeshita to chase him. Takeshita caught up and hit Sasaki with a Lariat but was pinned out of nowhere by the Hurricanrana afterwards.

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LiLiCo appeared after Match #2 with Suguru Miyatake by her side. Makoto Oishi asked her who she is teaming with to take on the Kawaii Connection at Sumo Hall. LiLiCo said Miyatake was supposed to be one of her partners but he is injured. Instead she found two other ikemen she fancies, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase! The two entered the ring and were presented to LiLiCo. She looked at them approvingly and called both of them delicious. Akai said it doesn’t matter who the old hag teams with, she’ll win back the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. The two grabbed each other and had to be pulled apart.

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Danshoku Dino’s current goal is to collect other wrestlers’ asses. Doing so will prepare him for his match with Akebono in Sumo Hall next month. Saki Akai was worried Dino would target her ass but he wasn’t interested for obvious reasons. Super Sasadango Machine had his mask twisted around after he was thrown into Dino’s Hell Gate. A blinded Sasadango gave Dino the Lehmann Shock and Oishi capitalised to grab the win for himself and Akai.

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Before the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Title match began Kazuki Hirata took the time to ask the DNA team if they did enough training. He then mockingly wished them luck. The DNA team wasted no time in targeting Hirata. The champions gained control and Hirata looked to pin Kouki Iwasaki for the third time in a month. He caught Iwasaki in the Miracle One Shot Cradle but this time Iwasaki blocked it and cradled Hirata for the surprise three count. Shunma Katsumata credited Iwasaki’s luck for winning them the titles. Kazusada Higuchi was proud to be part of the first DNA wrestlers to win a championship.

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Amon Tsurumi had to explain the King Of Dark Title to Guanchulo when he became the new champion. He wasn’t happy to learn he is being demoted to dark matches.

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The show ended with Sanshiro Takagi bringing the roster into the ring for one last speech in Korakuen before they go to Sumo Hall. He spoke about DDT running inside Saitama Super Arena this time last year. He then brought up DDT running Sumo Hall twice this year. It is a big step for DDT and everyone will make sure it will be successful. The entire roster formed a circle inside the ring and all yelled “Ryogoku Gonna Be Full House! Ooh!” as the show ended.

Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Tatsumi Fujinami & LEONA was announced for the 21/3 Sumo Hall show!

DDT is currently looking for companies to sponsor their shows in Korakuen Hall. The first sponsored show will be “BLACKOUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2016 TOKYO” on 28th June. BLACKOUT is an energy drink DDT has promoted in the past on their “SAITAMA SLAM” shows.

The Ring☆Dream characters for Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dino and KUDO will soon be voiced in the web browser game.


February’s Already Full

February 2, 2016

Congratulations goes out to KUDO for becoming a father for the first time! Not many details are public yet apart from a tweet he sent out earlier today. He says he now has a new commitment to grow both as a father and a professional wrestler.

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 8”, 07/02/2016
Saitama Kawaguchi City Industrial Science and Technology Center

0. King Of Dark Title: Mizuki Watase (c) Vs Yasu Urano
1. 3 Way Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Guanchulo Vs DJ Nira
2. Masa Takanashi & Hoshitango Vs Keisuke Ishii & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Kota Umeda & Saki Akai Vs Seiya Morohashi, Cherry & Gota Ihashi
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
5. Antonio Honda & Tetsuya Endo Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa
6. 3 Way Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu Vs HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Elimination Match: Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & KENSO (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata

As the feud between Sanshiro Takagi and KENSO nears its end so too does the rivalry between T2Hide and #OhkaEmpire. If an Elimination Tag Match can determine which team is better then what is it they are truly fighting for? Oh right, the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

Daisuke Sasaki surprised everyone by bringing in Shuji Ishikawa to be his new tag partner. They begin their journey to Sumo Hall in Saitama.

DDT “IKAPPE YOKAPPE IN IBARAKI 2016”, 11/02/2016
Ibaraki Mito Aoyagi Park Citizen Gymnasium Sub Stadium

1. MAX LUCHA LIBRE Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Guanchulo
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
4. HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao

A King Of Dark Title match is planned for the show. If any of the wrestlers in the announced card is the champion then their match is relegated to the pre-show. Yasu Urano I’m looking in your direction.

DDT “WRESTLING OKEHAZAMA 2016”, 14/02/2016
Aichi Nagoya Naka Sports Center

1. Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi & Gota Ihashi
2. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano
4. Isami Kodaka Vs Kota Umeda

Kota Umeda is the last person Isami Kodaka needs to beat to get a full sweep on all active members of Shuten-dōji. Unless you also count Saki Akai who is a part time member of the group.

DDT “DRAMATIC SWAN MAIDEN 2016”, 20/02/2016
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Building

1. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
2. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo
3. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

HARASHIMA and Shigehiro Irie have a few skirmishes lined up before their No. 1 Contender’s match at the end of the month.

BASARA “VAJRA 3 ~OSAKA WINTER CAMP DEPARTURE~”, 21/02/2016
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Ryu Gouma Vs X
2. Hiroshi Fukuda & SAGAT Vs Kazuaki Mihara & Koji Iwamoto
3. Daichi Kazato & Hi69 Vs Atsushi Maruyama & Tsutomu Oosugi
4. FUMA & HAYATA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yusuke Kubo
5. Ryota Nakatsu Vs HUB
6. Isami Kodaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

The match order will be determined on the day of the show. Isami Kodaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine is guaranteed to be the main event.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MACHINE GUN O BUPPANASE 2016”, 21/02/2016
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ganpuro Terrace House 3 Way Match -Public And Private Confusion-: Yumehito Imanari Vs Bambi Vs Manami Kanda
2. Wrestle Counselling: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs GENTARO
3. Ganpuro-gun Vs Tomodachi-gun ~Declaration Of War~: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Osamu Namiguchi Vs Minoru Fujita, Madoka & Yukihiro Abe

The rules of the Terrace House 3 Way Match will be revealed at a later date.

BASARA “VAJRA 4 ~POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE~”, 26/02/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. FUMA & Madoka Vs Hiroshi Fukuda & SAGAT
2. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

Speed Of Sounds are coming over to BASARA.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2016”, 28/02/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki
2. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Shuji Ishikawa
3. DDT Extreme Title – Single Match With 3 People: Kendo Kashin (c) Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yoshihiko
4. KO-D Openweight Title Next Challenger Final: HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie

Kendo Kashin has come up with another revolutionary match stipulation. He will put the DDT Extreme Title on the line in a One On One Match with three wrestlers competing in it.


Best Supporting Honda

January 29, 2016

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2016”, 31/01/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Falls Count Anywhere Iron Man Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs KENSO
0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi (c) & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hiroshi Fukuda & Mizuki Watase
1. Shunma Katsumata & Kota Umeda Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Guanchulo
2. Saki Akai & DJ Nira Vs Makoto Oishi & Cherry
3. Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Keisuke Ishii, Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki
5. Special 4 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Kazusada Higuchi
6. DDT Extreme Title – Single Match With Partners: Kendo Kashin (c) & X Vs Yasu Urano & Akito
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Masa Takanashi

Kendo Kashin will not reveal who his partner is until the match takes place. However Antonio Honda has come out saying he will be Kashin’s partner. Honda will play a supporting role much like Sylvester Stallone does in the movie Creed. Honda also thinks Stallone will definitely win the Best Supporting Actor Award at this year’s Oscars. Honda is doing this so Kashin can beat Yasu Urano and nominate Honda as the rightful No. 1 Contender for the DDT Extreme Title.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BATTLE MISSION 2016 CODE.2”, 06/02/2016
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Syoko Nakajima Vs Marika Kobashi
2. Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa Vs Yu & Nodoka Onesan
3. Miyu Yamashita & Yuka Sakazaki Vs Nonoko & Ai Shimizu
4. Saki Akamiya & Hyper Misao Vs Poison Miura & Poison KANNA (w/ Poison Sawada JULIE)

Poison Sawada JULIE wants to transform Tokyo Joshi Pro into Snake World Joshi and currently has two women under his spell. Akane Miura & KANNA both came to him looking to become more powerful. Saki Akamiya & Hyper Misao are trying to stop him and are being aided by people from JULIE’s past like Kero Tanaka and Mitsuya Nagai.

MIZUHO is taking another leave of absence. She has recently been suffering from dizziness in her matches and it has resulted in poor performances. She will be out of action for the immediate future.


BASARA Signs Sekine, Tomodachi Additions, Kendo’s Partner Match

January 12, 2016

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BASARA “RAISING AN ARMY VAJRA 1 ~STAKE EVERYTHING~”, 21/01/2016
Shinjuku FACE

1. Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ikuto Hidaka
2. SAGAT & Kazuaki Mihara Vs Madoka & Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Yusuke Kubo Vs Hi69
4. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Koji Iwamoto
5. 3 Way Match: Ryu Gouma Vs Konoka = Pale One Vs Atsushi Maruyama
6. Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Daisuke Sekimoto
7. Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs FUMA & Daichi Kazato

The Japanese wrestling scene is kind of falling apart at the moment but hey, at least Pro Wrestling BASARA signed a new wrestler. Ryuichi Sekine is jumping from K-DOJO to BASARA citing an opportunity to try new things in new places. TAKA Michinoku and Isami Kodaka confirmed the transfer at a press conference held today in Shinjuku and the change will be official on 21st January, the date of BASARA’s debut show. Sekine will honour his existing bookings with K-DOJO including a match against Tatsumi Fujinami set to take place in March. TAKA noted Sekine’s recent growth by wrestling in Big Japan and DDT’s spin off Tavern Wrestling. He also compared it to when he himself left Michinoku Pro. He is confident of Sekine’s new home promotion because Kodaka is also a K-DOJO graduate.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOMODACHI-GUN PRODUCE NEW YEAR SPECIAL BOX OFFICE ~ RUBBISH HEAP☆WRESTLING 2016 (INNOCENT WORLD 2016)”, 24/01/2016
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Imanari Cinematographer Lottery Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Bambi
2. New Year Hidden Ball Special Tag Match: Shinichiro Tominaga & Tigger Bedscene Vs Madoka & X
3. We’re The Heroes Of Ganpro! New Year Flames 3 Way: Shibata (w/ Tomoya Kawamura) Vs Mitomi Masayuki (w/ Tomoya Kawamura) Vs Haruka Kato (w/ Tomoya Kawamura)
4. New Year Spectacle Cottage Tag Match: Mr. No & J-Soul Pandita III IV Vs Dr. Kirico & Shibaten
5. New Year Lottery 5 Way Match: Minoru Fujita Vs Hi69 Vs Yukihiro Abe Vs Osamu Namiguchi Vs Ken Ohka

Wasn’t Dr. Kiriko here before? Wasn’t he one of Atsushi Maruyama’s alter egos? Didn’t he put down the original J-Soul Pandita III?

Yes, Tomoya Kawamura will be in the corner of every wrestler in the 3 Way Match.

Madoka’s mystery tag partner will be the newest member of Tomodachi-gun.

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2016”, 31/01/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi Vs KENSO
2. DDT Extreme Title – Single Match With Partners: Kendo Kashin (c) & X Vs Yasu Urano & Akito
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Masa Takanashi

The DDT Extreme Title will be defended in a tag team match a normal singles match but each wrestler has a partner that can take their place when touched. The partners are eligible to win the title. Kendo Kashin says he is legally not allowed to reveal his partner at this time and he is consulting with his lawyer over when the announcement can be made. He name dropped IGF during his tirade.

BASARA “VAJRA 3 ~OSAKA WINTER CAMP DEPARTURE~”, 21/02/2016
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Ryota Nakatsu Vs HUB
2. Isami Kodaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Sekine won’t be waiting long to wrestle Kodaka in BASARA.


DDT “NEVER MIND 2015” Results

December 23, 2015

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DDT “NEVER MIND 2015”, 23/12/2015
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,015 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: Dai Suzuki (c) & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Gota Ihashi & Gorgeous Matsuno when Suzuki pinned Ihashi with a School Boy (0:15).
*Dai Suzuki passes D1. Gota Ihashi becomes the 8th King Of Dark Champion.
0. King Of Dark Title: Dai Suzuki & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Gota Ihashi (c) & Gorgeous Matsuno when Iwasaki pinned Ihashi with the Running PK (2:55).
*D1 for Gota Ihashi.
1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai (c) & Lady Beard defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Cherry when Sakaguchi submitted Katsumata with the Cobra Clutch (6:03).
2. Ultra Heroes EXPO Collaboration Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Fukuda & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Takagi pinned Fukuda with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (6:31).
3. Yasu Urano defeated Daisuke Sasaki with a School Boy (10:47).
4. 4 Way Tag Team Match: Masa Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu, Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao and Kazusada Higuchi & Suguru Miyatake when Takanashi pinned Nakatsu with the Takatonic (8:50).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Special Amares Rules: Kendo Kashin (c) defeated Akito with (6:36).
*V1 for Kendo Kashin.
6. Turn-Based Wrestling ~ Endless Gig: HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka defeated Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine when Ohka pinned Dino with the Spear Of Flame (12:31).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles Tournament – Final: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie when Takeshita pinned Irie with the German Suplex (19:12).
*New Generation Combination becomes the 53rd KO-D Tag Team Champions!

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The KO-D Tag Team Titles have found a home again after almost a month and a half on the shelf. In the tournament final the New Generation Combination went against the joined forces of DDT and Big Japan strong style wrestlers. The Mix Of Danger obviously overpowered their opponents but couldn’t put them away. Konosuke Takeshita kicked out of a Fire Thunder from Shigehiro Irie then took control with a Frankensteiner and the Touchdown. Tetsuya Endo followed up with the Sky Twister Press for a nearfall. Endo held Yuji Okabayashi back while Takeshita hit the Deadlift German Suplex on Irie to win the titles. After the match Takeshita said he was happy to regain the titles after losing them back in February and then thanked Endo for teaming with him. Endo talked about when his injury took him out of action for four months shortly after losing the belts. He said they will be real champions when they begin defending the titles.

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Isami Kodaka approached Takeshita afterwards to talk about their KO-D Openweight Title match on 3rd January. He told Takeshita that there was no confidence in his words and he will beat him just like he did Endo. Kodaka also said he is a real champion who cannot lose to the future of DDT.

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At first it looked like the match between HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka against Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine was going to be a friendly one. Sasadango had no Powerpoint presentation, instead he and Dino brought out cans of beer and offered a toast to their opponents. They requested the match to take place under Turn Based rules. Dino & Sasadango were allowed to attack whenever a Tomoyasu Hotei song was played. When the song changes to a B’z track then it is HARASHIMA & Ohka’s turn to attack. It turned out to be a trap when Dino & Sasadango both spat beer in their opponent’s faces and Hotei’s music began to start the match. They both hit their finishers on Ohka but HARASHIMA recovered in time for the save. The beer attacks continued when Dino hit a Moonsault on Ohka while spitting out his drink in mid-air. However the music then changed to B’z and HARASHIMA hit a Swan Dive Elbow followed by the Somato. Ohka then hit the Spear Of Flame on Dino to win the match. Ohka said that #OhkaEmpire has expanded from three members to five with the additions of HARASHIMA and KENSO. So it is now time for him to leave the group and move on to bigger things. #OhkaEmpire is still active and Ohka hopes it will grow larger. He just has other plans and problems over in Ganbare☆Wrestling to take care of. HARASHIMA will also stop teaming with them, his only reason is he’s “busy”.

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The DDT Extreme Title match was fought under Amateur Wrestling rules with 3 count pinfalls, submissions, knockouts and countouts allowed. Kendo Kashin fought dirty but Akito was able to out wrestle him. He even added some salt to the wound by applying the Nagata Lock 1 with the salute pose included. Kashin got some unlikely help from Antonio Honda who handed him a steel can. Honda distracted the referee, allowing Kashin to attack Akito with the can. He then applied a Figure 4 Leg Lock and yelled at Honda to throw in the towel on Akito’s behalf but Akito fought out of it before Honda could do so. Kashin loosened his own shoelaces so when Akito applied an Anklelock, Kashin could slip his foot out of his boot and escape the hold. He then Cradled Akito to score his first defence of the title. Honda congratulated Kashin and prematurely thanked him for setting up a title rematch between the two. Kashin ignored Honda and said Yasu Urano is his next challenger. Urano came out and apologised to both Honda and Akito. He never thought he would get an opportunity to get a title match with Kendo Kashin but he wants to beat him for mistreating the Extreme Title.

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All members of Shuten-dōji got in the ring for a toast after Masa Takanashi & Kota Umeda won the 4 Way Match.

Yasu Urano used a lot of dirty tactics to beat Daisuke Sasaki. He threw Sasaki into the referee and then kicked him low. When the ref recovered all he saw was Urano rolling over Sasaki with a School Boy so he counted the pin.

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DDT GM Amon Tsurumi was kidnapped by aliens during the opening show speeches. They also tried to lure away Sanshiro Takagi but he told them to wait until the second match. The leader known as Alien Magma brainwashed T2Hide’s opponents and ordered them to flog Tsurumi. T2Hide came to the rescue but the brainwashed team was ready for them and the two teams began fighting. Kazuki Hirata found the opportunity to start dancing on his own which prompted Alien Magma to ask if he even cared about rescuing Tsurumi. Hirata ignored him and continued dancing. Ultraman X arrived at ringside to fight Alien Magma and save Tsurumi while Takagi won the match for his team.

Yukio Sakaguchi was made to wear a reindeer headband by his tag team partners for the night. Saki Akai & Lady Beard also wanted him to wear a Santa hat and glasses but he refused. Late in the match when Sakaguchi was down on the mat, his partners placed the hat and glasses on his head. When he got up his opponents started laughing and calling him cute. They were too distracted to see Saki Akai dive onto them. Sakaguchi then finished them off while looking as jolly as he will ever be.

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Poor Gota Ihashi. He is now a three time King Of Dark Champion after being instantly pinned by Dai Suzuki. An immediate rematch also ended in defeat. Amon Tsurumi told him afterwards that the belt suits him best out of everyone in DDT.

Sanshiro Takagi gave a small speech at the end of the show about the year DDT just had. A lot of things happened both good and bad but there will be plenty to look forward to in 2016 including the next Sumo Hall show on 21st March.

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The Tokyo Joshi Championship belt was publicly displayed for the first time. The title is a white belt with a gold and pink plate with heart designs on it. Miyu Yamashita and Syoko Nakajima will fight to be crowned the first champion on 4th January in Korakuen Hall.

Soma Takao and Ken Ohka are the newest wrestlers to get gender swapped characters for the Ring☆Dream web browser game. One more DDT character will be added and it will be the winner of a Battle Royal taking place at the co-promoted DDT and Ring☆Dream show on 29th December.

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Big Japan wrestler Takumi Tsukamoto announced he is the latest signing for Pro Wrestling BASARA. Tsukamoto joined BASARA because he wants to learn more and more skills. Kodaka explained that his good relationship with Big Japan allowed this deal to happen.

Joey Ryan and LiLiCo were announced to appear on the 21st March Sumo Hall show.