Video – King Of DDT 2021 Semi-Finals

July 7, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!”, 04/07/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
621 Fans – Super No Vacancy

2. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yuji Hino


DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!” Results

July 4, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!”, 04/07/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
621 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) when Yatsu submitted Naya with the Jail Lock (12:06).
*Team Thoroughbred fails in V2. Team Olympian becomes the 5th KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Champions!
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock (16:58).
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Yuji Hino defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Fuckin’ BOMB (12:36).
4. 4 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda, Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino and Yusuke Okada & Yuya Koroku when Sakaguchi pinned Koroku with the Danshoku Driver (9:24).
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata defeated Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Hirata pinned Shimatani with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (11:51).
6. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani when MAO pinned Okatani with the Cannonball 450 (11:05).
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuji Hino with the Cross-Arm German Suplex (18:09).

Konosuke Takeshita is now a two time King Of DDT winner! He had to go through one of his worst enemies and then one of his largest opponents to make it back to the top. In the final, Yuji Hino stood across the ring and was shocked when the match begun because he was immediately thrown into a Blue Thunder Bomb for a nearfall. Hino took over with heavy Chops and a Sleeper Hold. The match turned into a game of one-upmanship with Elbow Strikes and Lariats thrown everywhere. Takeshita kept himself planted to block the Fuckin’ BOMB but had to become more agile idea to avoid the move by doing a Hurricanrana. Hino was almost pinned with the German Suplex and then found himself in an unusual position when Takeshita caught his arm from a Lariat. Takeshita held onto the arm and then ducked a Short-Range Lariat from Hino’s other arm. That ended up with Takeshita is perfect position to give Hino the Cross-Arm German Suplex to win the match.

Takeshita received his prize money and, more importantly, he will face Jun Akiyama for the KO-D Openweight Title at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” on 21st August! He said he is satisfied with his performances throughout the tournament and has nothing to be afraid of anymore. He’s been away from the KO-D Title for a long time but is confident to go against Akiyama in their big rematch. Backstage he said the last year and a half being away from the KO-D Title scene has not been a waste of time for him. He wants to fight as the ace of DDT and the future of pro wrestling. He won the tournament with this attitude and with the support of The 37KAMIINA behind him. Meanwhile Hino is impressed that Takeshita had a move kept up his sleeve to beat him. He might have found a kindred spirit in Takeshita and wants to fight him in a rematch. When they does happen, maybe Hino will be the one who will use a secret move to win.

All of 37KAMIINA are aiming to be champions at the same time. Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO have a chance to gain a lot of ground with a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles shot coming up. But first they had to get past Junretsu. Katsumata kept urging Akiyama to do the NeppoWER!! pose but he refused. Hideki Okatani did it to mock Katsumata. Akiyama finally gave in and did it after he and Makoto Oishi beat Katsumata up. Okatani held his own against the sauna club but Ueno stunned him with the Standing Shining Wizard and MAO got the win with the Cannonball 450. Katsumata popped a cracker at Akiyama while this was going on. After the match Katsumata pointed to the sky and told the others he could see the aurora wishing for Takeshita’s King Of DDT victory.

Kazuki Hirata ambushed DAMNATION with Tegatana chops during their entrance. They had no effect and DAMNATION all ganged up on him. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura kept the hopes alive for DISASTER BOX but whenever Hirata was tagged in, DAMNATION took over and ganged up on him again. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie attacked him one by one. But when Nobuhiro Shimatani had his turn, Hirata pinned him out of nowhere with the Miracle One Shot Cradle!

Just like last month, there were bottles of a mysterious drink found backstage by the DDT locker room, this time with the letter D on them. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino (wearing Danshoku tights) drank some on their way to the ring and handed bottles out to some of the other teams. It appeared whoever drank it would become Danshoku. Eruption grabbed some bottles backstage but Yukio Sakaguchi walked out not looking any different. Saki Akai though ran out wearing Danshoku tights and fighting the urge to go grab fans in the audience. She snapped out of it but later had the urge to do the Danshoku Nightmare as a counter to Yuya Koroku’s Sunset Flip. The Iyasareru ran in to stop her from doing anything lewd. Sakaguchi later pulled down his trunks to show he was wearing Danshoku tights all along and he pinned Koroku with the Danshoku Driver. An annoyed Yusuke Okada spanked Iino after the match for being partly responsible for what happened.

The King Of DDT semi-finals happened in the early portion of the show. Hino defeated Kazusada Higuchi to advance in a heavyweight showdown. Higuchi’s reliance on the Brain Claw wasn’t as effective on Hino compared to his previous opponents. Hino used his own Claw Hold to fight back. Higuchi tried to finish him off with the Buchikamashi sumo charge but Hino cut him off with the Lariat and pinned him with the Fuckin’ BOMB. Higuchi was left disappointed over the status quo being maintained by that result because once again he gets knocked out in the semi-final.

Takeshita’s grudge with Daisuke Sasaki was on show in the other semi-final. He also had Mad Paulie to worry about outside the ring. Some of the dirty tactics were avoided and Sasaki even gave Paulie a mistaken Low Blow over it. The 37KAMIINA took Paulie to the back so the match could continue one versus one. Sasaki was able to send Takeshita crashing into Yukinori Matsui meaning that no on was around to call the match when Sasaki gave up to the Modified Chickenwing Facelock. Sasaki hit a Low Blow before Matsui recovered. Takeshita turned things around by catching a Topé Suicida and delivering a Brainbuster in return. After a lot of fighting to get the move locked in, Takeshita finally got Sasaki back in the Modified Chickenwing Facelock and got him to submit. Sasaki vowed to get revenge in 2025 or so but until then he talked about disappearing for a while. Whether he is serious or just giving out another of his empty threats remains to be seen.

In the month when the Olympic Games will finally go ahead, a team of “Olympians” have won the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles! The squad led by Yoshiaki Yatsu all had handkerchiefs in their gear because it is a necessary item in amateur wrestling. It was Keigo Nakamura’s return from injury and he wrestled in new gear for the occasion. The match fell apart for Team Thoroughbred when their Triple Saber Chop missed its target and all hit Yukio Naya by accident. Akito & Hiroshi Yamato targeted Naya’s knees and left him for Yatsu to finish off. Yatsu did the Iron Knee/Yatsugoye with his prosthetic leg on Naya. Then all of Team Olympian put Team Thoroughbred in four separate Jail Locks until Naya gave up. Sanshiro Takagi wrapped one of the title belts around Nakamura’s waist while Naya did the same for Yatsu. Backstage Akito explained that the Iron Knee/Yatsugoye is a completely original move that utilizes Yatsu’s greatest weapon. It’s an original move because the angle of the strike is different from the Kamigoye. Yatsu bluntly said it’s because of his prosthetic leg but agrees that the move is legal and there is no foul play intended.

Super Sasadango Machine announced the ticket sales for “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5” on 1st September are doing so well that two additional show performances will take place on the 5th.

The first complete match for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” was announced during the show. It is Shunma Katsumata & MAO against Jun Kasai & Chris Brookes in a Hardcore Tag Match!

The next D-Ou Grand Prix will begin on 3rd November in Ota Ward Gymnasium. It is being called D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 Part II.


King Of DDT Final Tomorrow, Chase For 1st Win, Ganpro Vs TTT

July 3, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!”, 04/07/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) Vs Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yuji Hino
4. 4 Way Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino Vs Yusuke Okada & Yuya Koroku
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata
6. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Final: X Vs X

A million yen and a year’s supply of BLACK OUT energy drink goes to the King Of DDT winner.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DON’T MISS THE SIGNS”, 10/07/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Moka Miyamoto Vs Yuki Arai
2. 3 Way Match: Nodoka Tenma Vs Pom Harajuku Vs Mahiro Kiryu
3. Hyper Misao, Nao Kakuta & Haruna Neko Vs Suzume, Arisu Endo & Kaya Toribami
4. Ameba Presents 8th Tokyo Princess Cup Pre-Battle Special 10-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Yuki Aino & Marika Kobashi Vs Shoko Nakajima, Mizuki, Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Mirai Maiumi
5. International Princess Title: Hikari Noa (c) Vs Raku

A big preview for the Tokyo Princess Cup is added to the show in the form of a 10-Woman Tag Match.

Moka Miyamoto came close to winning her first singles match during the win but had to settle with a time limit draw. Now she is heading into a second identical scenario where her and her opponent are fighting for their first win. Yuki Arai is trying to keep patient over her lack of success in the ring so far but this is still only going to be her fifth match.

GANBARE☆PRO “MEAN STREET 2021 ~BEER GARDEN-LIKE GANBARE☆PRO WRESTLING~”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Beer Garden Specialty! Yumehito Imanari Produce Match “Pocchari Joshi 2.5” ~1st BEST OF THE SUPER Pocchari Decision Match~: Yuna Manase Vs Yuna Mizumori (Special Refeere: Nikkan Lee)
2. Beer Garden Specialty! Keisuke Ishii Produce Match “The Return Of Lariat Pro Wrestling 2021”: Keisuke Ishii, Shinichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi Vs Onryo, Shota & HARUKAZE
3. Beer Garden Specialty! Shu Vs Eagle Full-Scale Battle!: Shu Sakurai Vs Takahiro Katori
4. Beer Garden Specialty! Ganpro Vs TTT Full-Scale Battle! Ganpro Style Survival Tag Match: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura, Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery, TORU & Akiyori Takizawa

Inter-promotional warfare is the name of the game in the main event. Ganbare☆Pro challenges TTT to a Survival Tag Match!

Shu Sakurai will return from his back injury. He faces the newcomer Takahiro Katori.


Video – Akiyama Vs Sasaki From King Of DDT 2021

June 23, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 2ND ROUND”, 20/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
507 Fans – No Vacancy

King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Jun Akiyama Vs Daisuke Sasaki


Contracts Signed For Title Matches, King Of DDT Final 4, Team (Junior) Olympia, Princess Cup Korakuen Doubleheader

June 22, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 26/06/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Sakisama

The contract for the Princess Of Princess Title match was signed on Saturday before the Narimasu Act Hall show. Miyu Yamashita expressed disappointment over failing to win the Princess Tag Team Titles with Maki Itoh last week. She’s going to show Sakisama what she can really do at their match. Sakisama isn’t used to being called a challenger. She heard about Yamashita’s dream of becoming a double champion but she couldn’t pull it off. If Yamashita couldn’t make her dream come true then Sakisama promises to make it come true on her behalf.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN OSAKA”, 26/06/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi, Akito & Yuya Koroku
3. Takoyaki! Kushikatsu! A Perfect Bowl Like 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Iino
4. Tetsuya Endo & Yuji Hino Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno, MAO & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
6. I Really Like It! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: Jun Akiyama Vs Yusuke Okada
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

The two teams for the main event met for a press conference today and it turned into an argument between Yuji Okabayashi and Shunma Katsumtata. They kept shouting “Pissari!” and “NeppoWER!!” back and forth to each other throughout the meeting. HARASHIMA and Konosuke Takeshita are keeping their eyes on the prize. Takeshita said his recent form shows he is returning to the centre of DDT. He doesn’t want his momentum to stop and would like to be KO-D Tag Team Champions with Katsumata. Winning the belts in Osaka too would be a miracle for them. HARASHIMA is aware that it’s been a long time since he was focused on the Tag Titles. He looks forward to fighting against the Ultimate Tag League winners.

DDT “SHIRO NO YU PRESENTS CASTLE HOT SPRING ROJO PRO WRESTLING”, 26/06/2021
Kumamoto Castle Natural Hot Spring

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Chris Brookes Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs Yukio Naya

Over the last year the Kumamoto Castle Natural Hot Spring became a popular location for DDT to hold Falls Count Anywhere matches. They’re going back for a 4 Way Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match that will be broadcast on WRESTLE UNIVERSE.

BASARA “BASARA 161 ~GLITTER~”, 29/06/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Daichi Kazato Vs Fuminori Abe, Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
2. Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano Vs Takuya Nomura & Kosuke Sato
3. Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Masato Kamino
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Minoru Fujita Vs Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: SAGAT Vs FUMA

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ final will be held on 7th July.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!”, 04/07/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yuji Hino
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino Vs Yusuke Okada & Yuya Koroku
4. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata
5. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) Vs Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Final: X Vs X

The King Of DDT final four have given their thoughts going into the final rounds. Daisuke Sasaki thinks he is now the strongest wrestler after beating both the DDT UNIVERSAL Champion and KO-D Openweight Champion in the first two rounds. However whenever he sees Takeshita he still feels the pain in the rib he broke from their D-Ou Grand Prix match last November. It’s time for revenge. But if he wins and faces Yuji Hino in the final, he will accept his fate and lose to Hino in 5 seconds. He’ll get the prize money anyway. Takeshita argues that Sasaki only beat the champions because he used Low Blows in those matches. He thinks he can beat him if he dodges those kind of attacks. Hino admits the tournament has been hard and he’s been fighting some big names throughout. If Takeshita does beat Sasaki then Hino promises to break his ribs in the final so Sasaki will get his revenge. Kazusada Higuchi is determined to advance past the semi-final for the first time. He won’t think about the final until he gets there.

A team of Olympians in one form or another are going after the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles together. Joining Yoshiaki Yatsu is Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura. All three of them asked to join by pointing to their amateur wrestling experience in the Junior Olympics. Akito finished 2nd in his 2004 class, Yamato finished 3rd in his 2002 class and Nakamura… was eliminated in the first round at the 2016 competition.

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 13/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tiger Jeet Singh-juku Sumidagawa & “Old Wise Man” Human-Zee (w/ Haru Miyako & Gorgeous Matsuno) Vs Gota Ihashi & Antonio Honda (w/ Sayaka Obihiro & KUDO)
2. Emi Sakura & Yuna Mizumori Vs Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel
3. Isami Kodaka, Yasu Urano & Daiki Shimomura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, KEN45° & Manjimaru
4. Takashi Sasaki & Chris Brookes Vs HARASHIMA & Baliyan Akki
5. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Fuminori Abe

The wrestling world according to Masahiro Takanashi surrounds Shinjuku FACE for his big return to wrestling. From Gatoh Move to BASARA to IWA Japan and everything inbetween, there are plenty of indie promotions represented on this show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

An additional Korakuen Hall show is being added to this year’s Tokyo Princess Cup tour. With this added date, Tokyo Joshi Pro will be running Korakuen two days in a row for the first time ever. Also the tournament gets its first sponsorship in the form of the online network Ameba. They will provide the prize for the tournament winner.


DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 2ND ROUND” Results

June 20, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 2ND ROUND”, 20/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
507 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Hideki Okatani defeated Yuki Iino & Yuya Koroku when Okatani pinned Koroku with the Northern Lights Suplex (7:49).
1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Shinya Aoki (c), Saki Akai, Makoto Oishi, Chris Brookes, Mad Anton, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata and Mad Paulie (11:03).
1a. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Shinya Aoki with a Cradle (3:08).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,513rd champion.
1b. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Chris Brookes by Ring Out (9:49).
*V1 for Kazuki Hirata.
1c. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Saki Akai by Ring Out (9:50).
*V2 for Kazuki Hirata.
1d. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (9:51).
*V3 for Kazuki Hirata.
1e. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Makoto Oishi by Ring Out (9:52).
*V4 for Kazuki Hirata.
1f. Kazuki Hirata (c), Mad Paulie & Mad Anton eliminated each other by Triple Ring Out (11:03).
*No title change because the match had no current participants left when the triple elimination happened.
2. Steak Kuiyagare Presents Yusuke Okada DDT Pro Wrestling Affiliation Commemoration! Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno defeated Yusuke Okada with the Gaydo Clutch (6:41). (Special Witness: Kiyoshi Hayashishita)
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Akito & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuki Ueno & Shunma Katsumata and Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Akito submitted Shimatani with the Figure 4 Leg Lock (8:21).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Shiyna Aoki defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Sleeper Hold (12:26 pm).
*Shinya Aoki becomes the 1,514th champion.
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Brain Claw Slam (11:50).
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Konosuke Takeshita defeated MAO with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock (13:08).
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Jun Akiyama with a Cradle (4:02).
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Yuji Hino defeated HARASHIMA with the Fuckin’ BOMB (24:49).

The King Of DDT field has been cut down from eight to four after today. The hardest fought match in Round 2 was the main event where Yuji Hino eliminated HARASHIMA after almost 25 minutes. Hino took everything HARASHIMA threw at him and asked for more. The regular Somato couldn’t work so HARASHIMA went for the Swan Dive version. Hino blocked him before he could pull it off and attempted the Fuckin’ BOMB only for HARASHIMA to escape. HARASHIMA used Leg Kicks and Buzzsaw Kicks to break Hino down for one more Somato. But Hino got the better of him and hit the Fuckin’ BOMB to win. The two gave each other a fist bump after the match as a show of respect.

Daisuke Sasaki has found a winning formula for the tournament. Cheat like hell! Mad Paulie pulled the referee out of the ring when it looked like Jun Akiyama was about to beat Sasaki in minutes. Akiyama fought him off but was vulnerable to a Low Blow. Akiyama countered the Sasaki Hurricanrana into a Power Bomb and went for the Running Knee Strike. Sasaki dodged it, hit another Low Blow when Akiyama stopped himself from colliding with the ref and then rolled up Akiyama for the upset.

In the battle of The 37KAMIINA, handshakes were replaced with the “NeppoWER!!” pose. MAO dug deep into his box of tricks and used Mike Bailey’s Ultima Weapon move to get ahead. Konosuke Takeshita rolled away from the Cannonball 450 and hit some Zahi knee strikes to try and put MAO down for good. MAO kept kicking out of moves until he finally succumbed to the Modified Chickenwing Facelock. Takeshita asked for a handshake after the match and got the NeppoWER pose instead. Backstage MAO said the match will make The 37KAMIINA more united than ever. He will do his best to change his image from the slapstick guy of the group to the strong slapstick guy of the group.

Last year’s winner is out of the tournament! In a rematch from the 2020 semi-final, Kazusada Higuchi gets his revenge by beating Tetsuya Endo in the latest chapter of their rivalry. The use of the Brain Claw was the difference maker here. The move helped Higuchi break out of the Yurikamome Hold. Endo freed himself to go for one last gasp but Higuchi grabbed him in the Brain Claw again and hit a Twisting Brain Claw Slam to get the three count.

At the end of the show the semi-finalists took part in a lottery to determine who will face who in the final rounds on 4th July. Daisuke Sasaki and Konosuke Takeshita both pulled out blue balls so they will fight each other. That left Yuji Hino and Kazusada Higuchi staring each other down to set up the other semi-final. Backstage, Takeshita said it doesn’t matter if he is in good shape or not. He knows he has to stay alert against Sasaki. The match will come down to luck. Sasaki admitted that his version of King’s Road didn’t work today but he’ll use it to crush Takeshita. Higuchi calls Hino a high wall to climb over. He has to break through him because Higuchi never makes it past the semi-finals. Hino didn’t have much of substance to say because he was tired after the main event. He’ll be happy is Sasaki wins and they meet in an all DAMNATION final. But he would like to face Takeshita in the final too.

The 3 Way Tag match had its wacky stuff happening. Nobuhiro Shimatani kept shouting “I’m Nobu!” in response to Shunma Katsumata doing the NeppoWER pose. They then teamed up to double team Naomi Yoshimura when he tried to stop the both of them. Soma Takao picked his moments to Double Stomp opponents and slam Shimatani onto them. Akito grabbed a lot of limbs to twist people into each other. Yuki Ueno convinced Yoshimura to work together again for a Nautilus reunion. When Ueno was done with it he hit Yoshimura with a Missile Dropkick to end the alliance. Yoshimura knocked him out of the ring with a Lariat and left it clear for Akito to submit Shimatani.

Danshoku Dieno announced his goal today was to beat Yusuke Okada so he can fully take over “Big Daddy” Kiyoshi Hayashishita’s restaurant. Then the customers will get to suck meat instead of eating it. After Dieno got his hands on Okada during the match, Big Daddy entered the ring to rescue his friend. Dieno grabbed him and attempted to do the Danshoku Driver but Okada stopped it. Okada went to give Dieno the Lip Lock but Dieno ducked and Big Daddy got it instead. Dieno then pinned Okada with the Gaydo Clutch. After the match Okada told Big Daddy that he will continue to do his best as a DDT wrestler. Big Daddy told him you win some, you lose some. He also admitted Okada is a surprisingly good kisser.

Before the Battle Royal began, some of the wrestlers found a mystery drink in the locker room with a note attached to it. The note said it was a “pick me up” from Mad Paulie. Only Antonio Honda drank it but he said it tasted great. Yukio Sakaguchi also grabbed the bottle when nobody was looking. The effects of the drink were revealed when Mad Anton walked out instead of Honda. Kazuki Hirata won the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title from Shinya Aoki by eliminating him early in the match. Hirata was eliminated along with Paulie and Anton when all three of them pulled each other out of the ring to the floor. The ring was empty at this point so it did not count as a title change. There was one last entrant though. Yukio Sakaguchi walked out with a face like Mad Paulie and he won the match by default. He gave a victory speech afterwards but only said “Po.”

Hirata escaped from the Paulies but was chased back into the ring later in the show. Hirata fought off Paulie, Anton and Sakaguchi then celebrated with the Iron Man Title. Suddenly, Shinya Aoki returned with his face also looking like Mad Paulie. Aoki choked out Hirata to win back the title then celebrated with the rest of the Paulies.

The pre-show match mixed together heavyweights with the rookies. Yuki Iino and Yukio Naya cancelled each other out so it came down to Hideki Okatani and Yuya Koroku to break the deadlock. Koroku got a nearfall with a Backslide Pin but Okatani got him in the end with the Northern Lights Suplex.

Yoshiaki Yatsu attended the show to find out who he will team with for the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles match on 4th July. Hisaya Imabayashi told him that Hiroshi Yamato & Akito both offered to be on the team because they competed in amateur wrestling for the Junior Olympics. Keigo Nakamura then entered the ring asking to join because he too competed in that competition in high school. He was eliminated in the first round but he wants to take on the challenge side by side with the other “Olympians”. Yatsu agreed to team with all three of them and they will be Team (Junior) Olympia!


Otani Works With Ganpro, Yamashita Vs Sakisama Title Match, Mentor Vs Student In Osaka

June 18, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 19/06/2021
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Maki Itoh Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Miu Watanabe Vs Pom Harajuku
3. Mizuki & Marika Kobashi, & Kaya Toribami Vs Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Arisu Endo
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Raku & Moka Miyamoto
5. Hikari Noa, Yuki Kamifuku & Yuki Aino Vs Rika Tatsumi, Nao Kakuta & Haruna Neko
6. Special Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita & Yuka Sakazaki Vs Shoko Nakajima & Nodoka Tenma

Things are moving quickly in Tokyo Joshi Pro right now. Another show tomorrow before next week’s big title match that was just announced yesterday.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~I’LL BE LIKE A FLOWER BLOOMING ON THE MOON 2021~”, 19/06/2021
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari
2. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Sayaka Obihiro
3. Virtual Tenshin Nasukawa! ~ Kickboxing Rules: Miyako Matsumoto Vs Tanomusaku Toba
4. Team MAKAI Vs 2AW Full Scale Battle: Shota & Asuka Vs Shiori Asahi & Ayame Sasamura
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE Vs Yuu Yamagata & Moeka Haruhi

Yesterday Shinjiro Otani confirmed he will regularly participate in Ganbare☆Pro events beginning on 27th June. Otani’s priority is still with ZERO1 but when his schedule allows it, he will wrestle in Ganpro too. At first Otani didn’t understand why his Hot Japan tag team partner Yumehito Imanari asked him to come help Ganpro. He couldn’t figure out why Ganpro needed him. But when he had a match with Shu Sakurai last week he finally understood. He thought Ganpro wrestlers were only concerned with entertaining their audience but found out they also have the will to fight. So Ganpro does need Otani and he is happy to help. Once Imanari got permission from CyberFight to increase Ganpro’s budget for Otani’s pay the deal was made. Hot Japan are currently the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champions and they’re looking to defend it on a Ganpro show.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 2ND ROUND”, 20/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Yuki Iino & Yuya Koroku Vs Yukio Naya & Hideki Okatani
1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Chris Brookes Vs Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie
2. Steak Kuiyagare Presents Yusuke Okada DDT Pro Wrestling Affiliation Commemoration! Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Yusuke Okada (Special Witness: Kiyoshi Hayashishita)
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Shunma Katsumata Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Naomi Yoshimura
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Tetsuya Endo
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Jun Akiyama
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: HARASHIMA Vs Yuji Iino

The match order has been decided. The brackets get jumbled up after this round so no result from one match heavily foreshadows the result of another.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 26/06/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Sakisama

This is what I was warning about on Wednesday. Sakisama chokes out Miyu Yamashita and gets her first ever shot at the Princess Of Princess Title. Championships are small change for a lady like Sakisama which is why she has never wanted the Princess Title. She already has so many accomplishments to her name that a prize like that does not interest her. What’s motivating her here is the chance to humiliate Yamashita more than she ever has done before. The champion has never beaten Sakisama in singles matches or directly in tag matches. Sakisama’s been a thorn in Yamashita’s side going back to 2015 (I’m retconning a name for kayfabe reasons to reach back that far but don’t worry about it).

Yuki Arai will be on the show.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN OSAKA”, 26/06/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi, Akito & Yuya Koroku
3. Takoyaki! Kushikatsu! A Perfect Bowl Like 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Iino
4. Tetsuya Endo & Yuji Hino Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno, MAO & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
6. I Really Like It! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: Jun Akiyama Vs Yusuke Okada
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

Osaka gets a special mentor versus student match. Yusuke Okada always stays close to Jun Akiyama even though he is not a part of Junretsu. Getting a match in his hometown against Akiyama means a lot to Okada.


Video – Endo Vs Brookes From King Of DDT 2021

June 16, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 1ST ROUND”, 10/06/2021
Shinjuku FACE
197 Fans – No Vacancy

King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1: Tetsuya Endo Vs Chris Brookes


DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TOUR 2021 IN HIROSHIMA (NIGHT)” Results

June 12, 2021

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TOUR 2021 IN HIROSHIMA (NIGHT)”, 12/06/2021
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Studio
110 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Naomi Yoshimura defeated Hideki Okatani with the Lariat (7:17).
2. Danshoku Dieno, Show It In Your Hometown, Hiroshima! DDT Variety Team Soul!!: Danshoku Dieno & MAO defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when MAO pinned Hirata with a Cradle (0:13).
2a. Rematch: Danshoku Dieno & MAO defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Dieno pinned Hirata after the Spike Danshoku Driver (13:37).
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & Shunma Katsumata defeated Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Iino when Takeshita submitted Iino with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock (13:24).
4. DAMNATION Vs The Iyasareru!: Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda when Paulie pinned Honda with the Reverse Splash (12:44).
5. HARASHIMA & Kenshin Chikano defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya when HARASHIMA pinned Naya with the Somato (13:30).
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match Without Justice: Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada when Sasaki submitte Okada with the Crossface Lock (18:39).

A supposed King Of DDT preview between Jun Akiyama and Daisuke Sasaki happened with them hardly laying a finger on each other. Sasaki tagged himself out of the match when Akiyama was ready to fight him. The only physical contact to happen came from breaking pins or submission holds. Instead Akiyama spent more time fighting Yuji Hino while Sasaki tangled with Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada. Sasaki made Okada give up in the end then had a staredown with Akiyama. When Akiyama left the ring, Sasaki said he is now confident he can beat him in the tournament. Hiroshi Yamato then got to sing his song to close out the show.

The Iyasareru came out for their match pretending to be DAMNATION to confuse their opponents. Chris Brookes held a sign with IyasareNATION written on it and Honda had his face painted to look like Mad Paulie. The plan did not work and DAMNATION won the match instead.

Kazusada Higuchi wants Tetsuya Endo to know that he will be in the ring at Korakuen Hall waiting for him to have their 2nd Round match. He owes Endo a debt because Endo’s injury means both of them are currently in a situation where there is no victory or defeat between them. Higuchi wants to settle this debt in the ring whether Endo will still be injured or not.


Endo Knee Injury, Sakurai’s Otani Trial, Isami 19th Anniversary, Additional Attack

June 11, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 12/06/2021
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Miu Watanabe Vs Moka Miyamoto
2. Rika Tatsumi Vs Pom Harajuku
3. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko
4. Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao & Nodoka Tenma Vs Yuki Kamifuku, Mirai Maiumi & Mahiro Kiryu
5. Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo Vs Marika Kobashi & Suzume
6. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh Vs Nao Kakuta & Raku

Five days before Tokyo Joshi Pro heads back to Korakuen Hall, they have a trip to Kitazawa to take care of.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TOUR 2021 IN HIROSHIMA (NOON)”, 12/06/2021
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Studio

1. Eruption Vs Junretsu!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani
2. Danshoku Dieno, Local Hiroshima Triumphant Return! Playfulness Series Act 2: Danshoku Dieno Vs Yuya Koroku
3. Chris Brookes & Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
4. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Akito, Yusuke Okada & Yukio Naya
5. The Fate Of Those Who Are Chosen To Win! Hiroshima Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Rey Paloma & Antonio Honda
6. DISASTER BOX Vs The 37 KAMIINA!: HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO

Tetsuya Endo injured his right knee during his match yesterday and will not be wrestling this weekend. Mad Paulie takes his place on both shows. Endo is encouraging him to do the Shooting Paulie Press in his matches.

GANBARE☆PRO “FACE/OFF 2021”, 12/06/2021
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Ken Ohka & Cherry Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi
2. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase Vs Shota & Miss Mongol
3. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1C: Kouki Iwasaki & Itsuki Aoki Vs Asuka & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Miyako Matsumoto & Shigehiro Irie
5. Shu Sakurai Trial Single Match: Shu Sakurai Vs Shinjiro Otani

Non-tournament action has Shu Sakurai continuing his trial series of matches. This time a big opponent is coming in to face him. It’s Shinjiro Otani!

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TOUR 2021 IN HIROSHIMA (NIGHT)”, 12/06/2021
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Studio

1. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Danshoku Dieno, Show It In Your Hometown, Hiroshima! DDT Variety Team Soul!!: Danshoku Dieno & MAO Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & Shunma Katsumata Vs Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Iino
4. DAMNATION Vs The Iyasareru!: Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
5. HARASHIMA & Kenshin Chikano Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match Without Justice: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato

Endo’s injury doesn’t seem to be a bad one so at least right now his spot in King Of DDT is not in danger.

BASARA “BASARA 160 ~NANOKA~”, 13/06/2021
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Daichi Kazato
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Fuminori Abe & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Takato Nakano Vs Masato Kamino
4. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT
5. Isami Kodaka 19th Anniversary Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Kengo Mashimo

For a match to celebrate 19 years in the industry, Isami Kodaka has picked Kengo Mashimo as his opponent. Sometimes they get along, usually when they have to. But most of the time they don’t. There is a level of respect between them and I’m sure Mashimo will behave. With that said, he probably isn’t going to care if Kodaka gets roughed up more than usual on his special day.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “ADDITIONAL ATTACK”, 17/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Raku & Pom Harajuku Vs Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Kaya Toribami
3. Yuki Kamifuku & Nao Kakuta Vs Miu Watanabe & Mahiro Kiryu
4. Mirai Maiumi Vs Yuki Arai
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Rika Tatsumi & Hyper Misao
6. International Princess Title: Hikari Noa (c) Vs Marika Kobashi
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh

With momentum on her side Miyu Yamashita now aims to be the first Double Princess Champion in Tokyo Joshi. Her tag partner Maki Itoh was upset that Yamashita didn’t call on her to join the photo call with Jun Akiyama and Naomichi Marufuji at the end of “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” that was used for the front cover of the latest Weekly Pro-Wrestling issue. Yoshihiko was on it but not Itoh? Come on! Yamashita cheered her up by saying she loves her and knows it was Itoh who cheered for her the most. They’ll make it to the cover of the next issue when they win the Princess Tag Team Titles.

Mei Saint-Michel has been preparing for the match by doing everything but pro wrestling. She’s been playing the piano, writing, learning ballet, doing tea ceremonies and much more. Sakisama promises to make the challengers scream. The more she makes them scream, the more it excites her. The date of the title match was scheduled without her permission so she’ll take her anger out on 121000000.

Six years into her career, Marika Kobashi is ready for her first singles title shot. She wants to win the International Princess Title, turn it into the International Gal Title and bring it to Shibuya where she will become the strongest Gal in the world! Hikari Noa is excited for the match because it proves the IP Title is all about the individuality of the champion and her challengers. She thinks of herself as the main character and her opponents are monsters she must beat one by one.

There is a lot of attention surrounding Yuki Arai’s arrival into TJPW. She is nervous going into her first singles match but wants to show everyone what she is capable of. Her opponent Mirai Maiumi isn’t going to let her hog all the spotlight. She too understands it is an important match. An unbreakable spirit is the biggest weapon a pro wrestler can have and Arai is sure to get one from her countless supporters. To combat this, Mirai has created her own idol unit called MSS48 (Mirai Strong Style 48). She is the only member so far but will recruit anyone who has the power, speed, mentality and excellence that matches her own.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 2ND ROUND”, 20/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Yuki Iino & Yuya Koroku Vs Yukio Naya & Hideki Okatani
1. 3 Way Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Shunma Katsumata Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Steak Kuiyagare Presents Yusuke Okada DDT Pro Wrestling Affiliation Commemoration! Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Yusuke Okada (Special Witness: Kiyoshi Hayashishita)
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Chris Brookes Vs Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: HARASHIMA Vs Yuji Iino
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Jun Akiyama
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Tetsuya Endo

The winners who advance to the semi-finals will be jumbled together to determine who faces who. There is now second chances for those who were eliminated in Round 1 this year. They are all back to filling up the undercard.