DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2018 FINAL ROUND” Results

August 26, 2018

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 26/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,033 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Crab Hold (8:09).
1. T2Hide Goodbye Series Final Match ~ Lucha Libre Rules: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Akito, Yuki Iino, Gorgeous Matsuno & Saki Akai when Hirata pinned Iino with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (10:01).
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo defeated MAO with a Modified Yurikamome Hold (9:45).
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Daisuke Sasaki defeated HARASHIMA with a Crucifix Pin (10:20).
4. No Touch 4 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi and Keisuke Ishii & Mike Bailey when Takao pinned Takanashi with the Gin And Tonic (6:46).
5. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase when Dieno submitted Watase with the Meiko Killer II/Homo Naciente (4:47).
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami, Antonio Honda & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Gota Ihashi & Yuki Ueno when Fujinami submitted Ihashi with the Dragon Sleeper (9:39).
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Final: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Crossover Facelock (21:36).

Daisuke Sasaki is the winner of King Of DDT 2018! For the last three years DAMNATION has dominated the tournament and this year was the exclamation point because both Sasaki and last year’s winner Tetsuya Endo reached the final. Sasaki ordered Endo to lay down and take an easy pin at the beginning of the final but Endo kicked out at two and tried to steal the win from his leader. From there both men fought each other with the truest of intentions to win. Endo used the Yurikamome Hold that got him past the semi-final earlier but Sasaki reached the ropes. Endo surprised everyone by countering the Crossface into a Paulie Buster! Sasaki took everything that Endo could throw at him and wouldn’t be beaten. He blocked the Tetsuya In The Sky With Diamonds and on the turnbuckles and turned the move into an Avalanche Pedigree! From there, Sasaki locked in the Crossover Facelock and made Endo submit.

Sasaki’s prize is 1,000,000 yen and a year’s worth of BLACK OUT energy drink. More importantly than that he now gets the main even KO-D Openweight Title match at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018”! Sasaki called Endo strong then asked him who is stronger? Endo admitted it’s Daisuke Sasaki. With the next KO-D Title match taking place on Tuesday, Sasaki said he doesn’t care if the champion is Danshoku Dieno or Meiko Satomura. He will take the championship from either of them at Sumo Hall! When Sasaki was done speaking, Nobuhiro Shimatani excitedly tried to rally the fans to support the 2018 King Of DDT, “Charisma” Daisuke Sasaki! He was then cut off with a Low Blow by Sasaki. When Sasaki wins the KO-D Title, he will not be crying like other people because he will always be angry. 2016. 2017. 2018. DAMNATION will always be on top!

Sasaki’s path to the final saw him overcome HARASHIMA in the semi-final by the skin of his teeth. He countered a Cross Armbreaker into a Crucifix Pin to steal the win away from HARASHIMA. Disappointed by the result, HARASHIMA assured himself that he will get a chance to become KO-D Champion again some day, it just won’t be at Sumo Hall in October.

Endo had to get past MAO in his semi-final and almost made a quick job of it when he hit the Tetsuya In The Sky early. Endo avoided the Cannonball 450 and rolled a Hurricanrana into the Yurikamome Hold to make MAO give up. For MAO the defeat gives him something to think about. He never thought he would lose to the man he pinned to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles a month ago.

The return of Tatsumi Fujinami to DDT turned out to be a big occasion for a few people. Yuki Ueno debuted new white gear with the words “Deltoid Biceps” on the front of the trunks and “Latissimus Dorsi Muscle” on the back. Gota Ihashi also got to step in the ring against one of the greats and prove he is worthy of being a pro wrestler. Although Fujinami defeated him, Fujinami liked what he saw. Fujinami then made a big promise for Ihashi. Next time he will bring Riki Choshu to him! In a backstage interview after the match Fujinami found it funny that he got to team with an Antonio and a Sakaguchi again. Antonio Honda even did the Enzuigiri as part of the finish.

Dieno came up with a sneaky tactic to get his team the win over RENEGADES. Dieno and Super Sasadango Machine switched costumes before the match with Sasadango using a towel to cover his head until the disguises were blown. Still, Dieno used the F5 on Jason Kincaid and then put Mizuki Watase in the Sol Naciente to make him submit. Normally Dieno would name that move the Homo Naciente but with his KO-D Title defence against Meiko Satomura coming up on Tuesday he’s calling it the Meiko Killer II! He now has two Meiko Killer moves with one more being kept secret.

After the match Shigehiro Irie grabbed the microphone and demanded Dieno’s attention. Irie isn’t worrying about regaining the KO-D Title for now. Instead he just wants a singles match with Dieno. Unfortunately for him Dieno had a surprise announcement to make. He resigned as DDT Producer yesterday. Now that he is KO-D Champion and has a spot in the Sumo Hall main event he no longer needs the Producer role. He can’t have a singles match with Irie because he no longer has the power to book it! A furious Irie hit Dieno with the Beast Bomber and then destroyed his shoulder with the Pentagon Jr. Armbreaker. Irie ranted backstage that he will kill Dieno!

Match #4 was a mess thanks to the Brahman Brothers. They threw eggs and buckets of water at everyone. Mike Bailey wore one of the buckets over his head and took over the Brahman’s usual bowling ball suitcase spot. Gorgeous Matsuno got involved in the match to help the Brahmans but got accidentally blinded by their ink spray. Mad Paulie took the ink and sprayed it in Masahiro Takanashi’s face so Soma Takao could win with the Gin And Tonic.

It’s back to business as usual for Kazuki Hirata. His dance entrance was stopped by everyone else in the match attacking him. Then all of the ringside attendants attacked him. Then all of the DDT staff attacked him. Then the Don Quijote mascot who was there for sponsorship reasons waddled into the ring and attacked him. Later in the match Gorgeous Matsuno tried to sing until Akito Suplexed him mid-song. Everybody put on Hirata GO! glasses and started dancing until Matsuno sang again. Hirata then pinned Yuki Iino to end the match. Since today was T2Hide’s final match together, Hirata asked Sanshiro Takagi and Toru Owashi to dance with him one last time. The music began and Hirata danced while Takagi & Owashi both broke down into tears, hugged each other and left the ring ignoring Hirata.

Kouki Iwasaki survived the Standing Shooting Stars from Nobuhiro Shimatani to submit him with a Crab Hold.

The show began with big news that Jun Kasai will become a regular part of DDT shows beginning on 4th September! His first major match of this tenure will be on 23rd September at Korakuen Hall when Kasai teams up with Sabu and a mystery partner to face ALL OUT. Kasai wants to show DDT fans things they have never seen before. He also realises he will be a part of Konosuke Takeshita’s first match back from injury and warns that Takeshita might break again when they fight each other. Kasai finished the announcement by declaring his entry into the Dramatic General Election.

A big match was announced for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018”. I mean literally because the match is Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda! Sasadango informed everyone that this panda eats 40kg of bamboo a day and it puts bamboo at risk of becoming endangered. He promises to crush Andreza when they clash!


DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND” Results

August 25, 2018

DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
718 Fans

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Kouki Iwasaki, Daiki Shimomura & Rekka defeated Toru Owashi, Yuki Ueno, Akito & Yuki Iino when Iwasaki pinned Iino with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (6:55).
2. DAMNATION Vs RENEGADES!: Mizuki Watase, Jason Kincaid & Ryan Davidson defeated Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Davidson pinned Shimatani with the Davidson Driver (9:58).
3. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Gorgeous Matsuno when Dieno submitted Matsuno with the Meiko Killer III (7:43).
4. Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Taiyo Kea defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda when Irie pinned Honda with the Beast Bomber (12:47).
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: MAO defeated Mike Bailey with the Cannonball 450 (11:33).
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (12:22).
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: HARASHIMA defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with the Somato (14:59).
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Crossover Facelock (22:49).

We’re down to four in the King Of DDT. Tomorrow sees MAO, Tetsuya Endo, HARASHIMA and Daisuke Sasaki battle it out in the final rounds. But today they all went through some tough matches. In the main event Sasaki dug deep into his moveset to beat Keisuke Ishii. At one point he Superplexed Ishii out of the ring onto DAMNATION outside the ring. Sasaki kicked out of the Tiger Suplex, Final Cut and High Angle Double Arm DDT. In return, Sasaki avoided the Kneel Kick to hit the NOW OR NEVER. He then performed the Italian DDT from his Sasaki & Gabbana days before making Ishii submit to the Crossover Facelock.

HARASHIMA avoided the God’s Right Knee more often than not in his match against Yukio Sakaguchi. The vital moment came when he cut off Sakaguchi’s finisher with a short range Somato. HARASHIMA then hit the full length version to get the win.

The miracle run for Kazuki Hirata has ended at the Quarter Final stage. Endo made fun of him for being the underdog but Hirata really brought the fight to him. Hirata countered the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb by tightening his grip around Endo’s head so he could apply a Headlock. Endo tried to fight out of it with back drops but Hirata refused to let go until he could position himself for an Asai DDT out of nowhere. Hirata hit the Sliding Kick twice but still couldn’t get the pin so he went for the Viagra Driver. Endo blocked it and changed the course of the match by hitting the Handspring Kneel Kick and Tetsuya In The Sky for a nearfall. Endo finally put Hirata away with the Torture Rack Bomb.

In the match between KO-D Tag Team Champions, both Mike Bailey and MAO went high risk from the start. A lot of dives out of the ring didn’t slow either of them down until MAO won with the Cannonball 450. The two hugged afterwards.

It’s been a while since Taiyo Kea last wrestled in Japan. He remembers Shigehiro Irie but said he has turned into a different person from the last time they met. He thinks Irie is now a fairly strong wrestler with amazing power. Together they defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda but it wasn’t a dominant victory. Honda successfully pulled off his Gongitsune trick on Kea. He recovered and gave Honda the TKO before Irie finished him off with the Beast Bomber.

A still injured Danshoku Dieno had to change his battle plan today knowing that his right shoulder would definitely be targeted. Gorgeous Matsuno tried to make Dieno tap with a Cross Armbreaker but Dieno countered the move into an Indian Deathlock and Headscissors combo to make Matsuno give up. Dieno has now discovered a new effective wrestling hold that will surely come in handy soon, so he named it the Meiko Killer III.

Nobuhiro Shimatani was eager to throw his weight around now that he is mostly accepted into DAMNATION. Mad Paulie also got to throw him around too onto their opponents. That all stopped when Ryan Davidson struck Shimatani with a Lariat and pinned him with the Davidson Driver.

Sanshiro Takagi got to say goodbye to three wrestlers all leaving on their own separate journeys. With Kouki Iwasaki moving to Ganbare☆Wrestling, Daiki Shimomura moving to BASARA and Rekka going overseas (not back home to Taiwan as previously reported), Takagi felt like today was farewell. He hopes that all of them will grow and treat this as the first chapter of their new story. There is only one advice he can give to them and that’s for them to really do their best.

The list of current entries in this year’s Dramatic General Election was revealed during the show. Most of the regular roster is involved. Yumehito Imanari and Maki Ito also volunteered to compete. Sanshiro Takagi, Shigehiro Irie, Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Mike Bailey all declined to enter the contest. Danshoku Dieno is undecided and has until tomorrow to make up his mind. DAMNATION, ALL OUT, Shuten-dōji and DISASTER BOX are the current units involved with the deadline also being for tomorrow.


Dieno’s Plan Succeeds, Korakuen Double Header, Imanari Everywhere

August 17, 2018

Still a lot to unpack over the last few days. Danshoku Dieno is the new KO-D Openweight Champion after pulling off a plan that was months in the making. Super Sasadango Machine gave Dieno his Right To Challenge Gauntlet so Dieno could cash it in and win the title from a beaten up Shigehiro Irie after the main event of this week’s “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” episode. According to Dieno’s interview after the show, he’s been planning this ever since the ending of “JUDGEMENT 2018” back in March! That Irie was the champion when he pulled this off is a little bit of a coincidence. Sure, Irie holds a grudge with Dieno over the current state of DDT and Dieno got in a panic when Irie briefly lost the title in America but Dieno’s motivation in this is purely to get himself into the main event of “JUDGEMENT 2018” in October. He also didn’t break any rules to achieve this. Gauntlet owners are allowed to transfer their prize to another person, which has happened before and his cash in was not at all unusual for that kind of gimmick. To insure that he makes it there with as few road blocks as possible, Dieno will only defend the title against those with a Right To Challenge Gauntlet. That there is only one left active in Japan right now means in theory he only has to make one successful defence and it is smooth sailing from there. If only it was that easy…

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENMUSU~”, 18/08/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre No. 2

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Ueno Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
3. Makoto Oishi, Akito & Cherry Vs Masahiro Takanashi, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki
4. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Ryan Davidson Vs HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kouki Iwasaki
5. T2Hide Goodbye Series: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs KUDO, Alex Ace & Nobuhiro Shimatani
6. Antonio Vs Pale One For The First Time In 42 Years! Nagoya Specialty Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Konaka = Pale One
7. King Of DDT 2018 Best 8 Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO

The bad news for Dieno coming out of his win is he injured his right shoulder on the show. It isn’t clear if he was hurt by Irie’s Beast Bomber during the title match or if Dieno got hurt by the scheduled match he participated in earlier in the show. Dieno is taking the situation seriously and has taken himself off of this weekend’s shows.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONDOYAKI~”, 19/08/2018
Osaka Nishi Kumin Center

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. My Study Of Toughness ~ Yuni’s Study Of Freedom: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Yuni Vs Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi
3. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
4. Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
5. Makorin Dangerous Affair Once A Year 2018: KUDO Vs Makoto Oishi
6. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
7. King Of DDT 2018 Best 8 Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Keisuke Ishii

Mizuki Watase sprained his ankle at Maji Manji so he too will be out of action this weekend. Both Dieno and Watase are expected to return in time for the 25th August Korakuen Hall show.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Toru Owashi, Yuki Ueno, Akito & Yuki Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Kouki Iwasaki, Daiki Shimomura & Rekka
2. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine Vs KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Gorgeous Matsuno
3. DAMNATION Vs RENEGADES!: Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mizuki Watase, Jason Kincaid & Ryan Davidson
4. Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Taiyo Kea Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final 1: Mike Bailey Vs MAO
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final 2: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazuki Hirata
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final 3: HARASHIMA Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final 4: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii

Some of the recent roster changes have come into effect. Kouki Iwasaki, Daiki Shimomura and Rekka will have their chance to say goodbye to DDT. For Rekka it will be goodbye to Japan. I assume Iwasaki and Shimomura will be back here and there whenever DDT needs a undercard spot to fill.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 26/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 1 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 2
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 3 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 4
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
4. Special Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami & Antonio Honda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Ueno
5. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Final: X Vs X

Dieno better pray he makes it out of Korakuen in one piece if Irie gets his hands on him. But I wouldn’t be giving him enough credit to think he doesn’t have a plan in place to protect himself.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #15”, 28/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Special Single Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Right To Date 2nd Generation Bachelor Rintaro Oyaizu 4 Way Match: Cherry Vs Yuna Manase Vs Maki Ito Vs Yuki Kamifuku
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Meiko Satomura
*Meiko Satomura will cash in her Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

Meiko Satomura currently has the last remaining Gauntlet in Japan and she intends to get her title match on 28th August. If she wins and becomes the champion her first action will be to grant Irie a title shot. She originally wanted her championship match to be against Irie before Dieno got involved.

Rintaro Oyaizu is the star of Japan’s version of The Bachelor season 2. He appeared on Maji Manji this week and had several women wrestlers pushing each other out of the way to get his attention. The solution is to have a match where the winner gets to date him. It’s kind of odd because three of the participants are banned by their company from dating men but hey, a blind eye can be turned if it gets some mainstream attention I guess.

Good news about Gota Ihashi. He looks in better shape every time I’ve seen him this year. Bad news about Ihashi, he has to fight MMA star Shinya Aoki. I’m not even sure if this is part of his trial series.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KIDS RETURN 2018”, 13/09/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic

1. Rain With Fists In Ichigaya In Fine Weather! Summer Punching Fever In Ichigaya!!: Yumehito Imanari Vs Tanomusaku Toba
2. From Commando To Tomb Raider! The Soul Was Handed Over! Rain Of Slaughter Falls In Ichigaya In Fine Weather!!! Tomb Raider Haruhi Is Born!!!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Shin Mokujin Ken (Special Referee: Yumehito Imanari)
3. Kouki Iwasaki Belongs To Ganbare 1st Round Special Tag Match: Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shota

Ken Ohka has gone AWOL from Ganbare☆Wrestling which means Yumehito Imanari is taking over the main event and then some. Imanari is going to be all over this show and is already featured in every match announced so far. He’s welcoming Kouki Iwasaki to Ganpro, passing over his heroic attributes to Moeka Haruhi and getting into a kickboxing scrap with Tanomusaku Toba.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #14” Results

August 14, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #14”, 14/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
240 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Soma Takao defeated Mizuki Watase with the Sorarina (7:22).
0. NO TV Match: Ryan Davidson & Facade defeated Toru Owashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Davidson pinned Shimatani with the Davidson Driver (8:25).
1. Akito & Gota Ihashi defeated Yuki Ueno & Yuki Iino when Akito submitted Iino with a Modified Leg Lock (7:23).
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Meiko Satomura defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi & Cherry when Satomura pinned Oishi with the Scorpio Rising (7:05).
*Meiko Satomura wins Makoto Oishi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda when KUDO pinned Honda with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:07).
4. Road to King Of DDT 2018 3rd Round 4 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey, Yukio Sakaguchi & MAO and Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata when Endo pinned Hirata with a Swan Dive 450 Splash (10:20).
5. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid defeated Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie when Irie pinned Paulie with the Beast Bomber (19:20).
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno defeated Shigehiro Irie (c) with the Gaydo Clutch (1:37).
*Super Sasadango Machine gives his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract to Danshoku Dieno. Shigehiro Irie fails in V1. Danshoku Dieno cashes in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet. Danshoku Dieno becomes the 65th KO-D Openweight Champion!

Today’s episode sparked plenty of changes in the DDT landscape. There was the planned roster switch-up freshening up some of the units but some added surprises completely changed the course of as we head towards the King Of DDT finale. Things seemed normal during the main event. Shigehiro Irie made his first appearance in DDT since his latest US tour and after the title loss incident in Ohio he had the KO-D Openweight Title with him safe and sound. He and Jason Kincaid were victorious over Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie but it was a close call. Irie kicked out of a Double Choke Slam and the Reverse Splash. It was only when he hit a desperate Beast Bomber to Paulie that he was able to win the match. Ishikawa said he got to have a strong match after spending time away from DDT. He told everyone when he is the Triple Crown Champion he would like to face Irie again.

When DAMNATION left the ring, Meiko Satomura came out with her eyes set on Irie. With the yellow Right To Challenge Gauntlet in her possession, Satomura challenged Irie to a title match on the 28th August episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”! An exhausted Irie got up and accepted the challenge. But when they were about to shake hands, Danshoku Dieno interrupted them with important news. Producer Dieno will not accept Irie Vs Satomura as the next KO-D Title match because the next title match will happen right now! Dieno then suddenly pulled out the blue Gauntlet belonging to Super Sasadango Machine. A video played on the screen of Sasadango announcing that he is giving his Gauntlet to Dieno as a gift. It now belongs to Dieno and he is cashing it in straight away!

The match began and Dieno immediately gave Irie the Danshoku Driver several times. Irie kicked out of them and fought back. He hit the Beast Bomber but when Irie went for the pin, Dieno caught him in the Gaydo Clutch and pinned him! Danshoku Dieno is the new KO-D Champion! A furious Irie had to be held back by the rest of RENEGADES until they finally got him to leave the ring. He still tossed a chair from the front row at Dieno as he was leaving. Dieno taunted Irie by telling him what he did today was all in the rules. Dieno waited so long and played the good boss all this time so he could pull this off. This plan was why Dieno did not enter King Of DDT this year. He may be the weakest champion of any wrestling company right now but that doesn’t matter. He is going straight to the main event of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” as the champion! Just one problem. Meiko Satomura is still here with the last Right To Challenge Gauntlet (more about that below) and her intention to challenge the champion on 28th August still stands. She told Dieno she will win the KO-D Title, defend it against Irie and then defend it at the main event of Sumo Hall!

The DNA Draft and resulting roster reshuffle took place at the start of the episode. It was already decided that Daiki Shimomura would join BASARA and Kouki Iwasaki would join Ganbare☆Wrestling. Rekka also announced he will be leaving Japan for a while so he will not be transferring to another brand. The remaining DNA wrestlers were given the chance to nominate the group or unit they wished to join and it would be up to those groups to accept them or not. Some of the obvious moves were made first. Mizuki Watase chose RENEGADES (side note: Ryan Davidson has also joined the unit) and Shunma Katsumata picked ALL OUT. No surprises there. MAO wants to continue teaming with Mike Bailey so he picked the default DDT Sekigun group. Yuki Ueno also picked DDT. Naomi Yoshimura didn’t pick anybody. Instead he will go wherever he wants, whenever he wants. Konosuke Takeshita of all people asked him to join ALL OUT instead. Yoshimura declined because he has no motivation to fight with them. He’d rather fight against them. Yuki Iino asked if he could join ALL OUT. Akito wasn’t convinced so he would use their match later as an audition. Kota Umeda chose to stick with DDT. He will be on the same side as his old unit Shuten-dōji and he wants to set a fire under his former older brothers. Nobuhiro Shimatani declared himself the leader of DAMNATION but Daisuke Sasaki said the unit doesn’t need him. Shimatani then nominated Tokyo Joshi Pro but their producer Tetsuya Koda outright refused him. Shimatani went back to DAMNATION and promised to find a beautiful blonde woman for Sasaki, cook delicious meat for Mad Paulie, handcraft a new ring costume for Soma Takao, give Tetsuya Endo a better haircut than the one he currently has and teach new songs to Shuji Ishikawa. Sasaki finally gave in and inducted Shimatani into DAMNATION, but only as a temporary manager. Good enough!

In the middle of the draft, T2Hide announced they are splitting up. Kazuki Hirata is doing well without them although he protested the decision. HARASHIMA approached Toru Owashi and asked him to reform Disaster BOX, their old unit from the 2000s. Owashi liked the idea but they needed a third member to make them a unit. They nominated Yuki Ueno. He has no idea what Disaster BOX is or how important they are in DDT’s history but ok, he’ll join them instead of the default DDT side.

Now all of that craziness has been touched upon, let’s get into the rest of the show. The eight remaining King Of DDT participants met in an 4-Way Tag Match. Some of the pairings were unusual and led to a mix up. MAO & Mike Bailey were on two different teams but in the heat of the action they worked together to wipe out a few of the other wrestlers with a Double Moonsault to the outside. Kazuki Hirata tried to continue his miracle run by going straight at Tetsuya Endo with Cradles but in the end he was pinned by Endo with a Swan Dive 450 Splash. Despite winning the match, Endo says he does not feel any momentum from today’s result. That stuff means nothing when you’re only in the Quarter Finals.

Judging from his earlier performance on the episode you wouldn’t have thought Dieno would end up as champion by the end of it. He got into his usual shenanigans with Antonio Honda against KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi. Honda’s double Gongistune backfired when KUDO & Takanashi grabbed both of his hands and made Honda poke himself in both eyes. They then finised him off with the Takatonic followed by the Diving Double Knee Drop.

It turns out the Right To Challenge Gauntlet rules do apply overseas. Meiko Satomura apologised to the fans for losing the red Gauntlet during her recent visit to America for the Mae Young Classic. I’d go into more detail about the possible consequences for that but it veers into spoiler territory and I’m not in the mood to get into arguments about that right now. To make up for it Satomura made it her goal today to win another Gauntlet so she can challenge for the KO-D Title. Good thing she was in a match against the holder of the yellow Gauntlet Makoto Oishi. Satomura pinned Oishi with the Scorpio Rising and now holds the last remaining Right To Challenge Gauntlet in Japan. Before this match Sanshiro Takagi said if his team won then he would set up the Meiko Young Classic, a tournament for all women wrestlers over the age of 40. Meiko Satomura is 38.

Iino impressed ALL OUT enough in his match to be accepted into their unit. He hit Akito with the Spear but Akito grabbed onto Iino’s leg and pulled him down into a Leg Lock to make him submit.

There was an extra special guest appearing on the show this week. Rintaro Oyaizu from Season 2 of The Bachelor Japan greeted everyone and very quickly attracted attention from several wrestlers. Cherry, Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku and Maki Ito all entered the ring wanting to woo Oyaizu. They all agreed to fight each other in a 4 Way Match on 28th August with the winner getting a date with The Bachelor.


DDT Plans For The Rest Of August

August 13, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #14”, 14/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Soma Takao Vs Mizuki Watase
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ryan Davidson & Facade
1. Akito & Gota Ihashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Yuki Iino
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Meiko Satomura Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi & Cherry
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
4. Road to King Of DDT 2018 3rd Round 4 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & MAO Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata
5. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie

Shigehiro Irie returns to DDT after a let’s say, minor setback during his latest tour of America. He has the KO-D Openweight Title back but I don’t think everyone will be happy enough to forget about what happened.

Shunma Katsumata was supposed to be on the show teaming with Akito but he is out of action with an orbital fracture. Katsumata is expected to miss one or two months before he is cleared to return. Gota Ihashi takes his place in the tag match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENMUSU~”, 18/08/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre No. 2

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Cherry Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Akito & Mizuki
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Ueno
4. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Antonio Vs Pale One For The First Time In 42 Years! Nagoya Specialty Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Konaka = Pale One
6. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kouki Iwasaki
7. King Of DDT 2018 Best 8 Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO

With the King Of DDT Quarter Finals near DDT is putting the final eight in a variety of tag matches to build up anticipation for the big finale. First up are the two tag team pairings left in the tournament.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONDOYAKI~”, 19/08/2018
Osaka Nishi Kumin Center

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Akito Vs Kouki Iwasaki
3. My Study Of Toughness ~ Yuni’s Study Of Freedom: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Yuni Vs Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi
4. The Heartfelt Woman’s Compassion Is The Greatest Humiliation For A Man! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs KUDO & Kazusada Higuchi
6. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
7. King Of DDT 2018 Best 8 Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Keisuke Ishii

The second part mixes up the four singles participants.

BASARA “BASARA 76 ~FEAST~”, 20/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. FUMA & SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano & Daiki Shimomura
2. Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Third Best Stretchman? Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Gouma Ryu & Yasu Urano
3. Isami Kodaka & Minoru Fujita Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo
4. Official Tag No. 1 Decision Battle: Fuminori Abe Vs Ikuto Hidaka
5. Naoki Tanizaki & Manabu Hara Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine

Daiki Shimomura is the newest full time member of BASARA.

Banana Senga is meant to transform into a Best Stretchman at some point so I guess he is the third man here.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Mike Bailey Vs MAO
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: HARASHIMA Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii
5. Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Taiyo Kea Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

Say what you want about the Irie situation but DDT isn’t punishing him for it. He gets to team up with Taiyo Kea for the first of two Korakuen Hall shows later this month.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 26/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 1 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 2
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 3 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 4
3. Special Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami & Antonio Honda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Ueno
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Final: X Vs X

Meanwhile on Night 2, Antonio Honda gets to team with Tatsumi Fujinami. Will we get a Gongitsune Dragon Screw for the occasion?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “CAN YOU CELEBRATE? 2018”, 29/09/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Kouki Iwasaki

Kouki Iwasaki has decided to join Ganbare☆Wrestling and he already has a list of things to do. First up is to get his match with Shuichiro Katsumura. They were originally supposed to face off on New Year’s Eve when Ganpro was in Saitama Super Arena but Iwasaki pulled out with the flu.


Beer Garden Is Done, Time To Sober Up

August 6, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #13”, 07/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Jason Kincaid & Facade
0. “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji NO TV Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
1. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Kendo Kashin, NOSAWA Rongai & Keisuke Okuda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi
2. DDT NEW ATTITUDE 10-Man Tag Match: MAO, Shunma Katsumata, Naomi Yoshimura, Rekka & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Yuki Iino
3. Gothic And Lolita Tag Death Match: Lady Beard & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
5. Danshoku Soul Tradition Part 6: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

The 6-Man Tag between DDT and Hagure IGF was supposed to be the main event but Kendo Kashin requested the match to be moved down the card because he thinks Gota Ihashi is useless. The DDT team agreed and moved the match to the opener.

Kota Umeda hurt his left foot in his return match and is unable to wrestle tomorrow. MAO was switched over to Umeda’s team to take his place. Kazusada Higuchi takes MAO’s spot on the other team.

DNA “DNA 47”, 10/08/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Fighting Gran Millimeters!: Daiki Shimomura Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Yuki Iino Vs Tomoya Hirata
3. MAO, Rising HAYATO & Takato Nakano Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase & Rekka
4. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Akito
5. First And Final Trampling! Naomi Kingdom Same Gate Confrontation!: Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo
6. DNA End Of A Chapter 2014.11.28 – 2018.8.10: Kota Umeda & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kazusada Higuchi

Konosuke Takeshita’s shoulder injury means he misses DNA’s final show. Akito and Takato Nakano are added to a freshened up card to make up for it.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2018 1ST ROUND”, 11/08/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: Takeshi Okada Vs HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi Vs Chikara Vs Hagane Vs Shuichiro Katsumura Vs X
2. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1A – No DQ & No Ropes Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shin Mokujin Ken
3. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1B: Shota Vs Mitsuo Momota
4. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1C: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yuu Yamagata
5. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1D – No DQ & No Ropes Match: Ken Ohka Vs Survival Tobita
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Ayumu Honda

One more twist has been added to the Ganpro Vs Saitama feud at the Ganbare☆Climax. The Ken Ohka Vs Survival Tobita and Yumehito Imanari Vs Shin Mokujin Ken matches were previously agreed to be fought under No DQ Rules. Now it will also take place “Saitama Wrestling Style” which means there will be no ring ropes either!

BASARA “BASARA 75 ~AKATSUKA ROKU-KASON~”, 11/08/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Benmaru Tournament 0 – Round 1A: Takato Nakano Vs Jun Masaoka
2. Benmaru Tournament 0 – Round 1B: Daiki Shimomura Vs Akiyori Takizawa
3. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Gouma Ryu Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano
4. Sakigake! Iron Family Vs Bloody Brothers!: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Ryuji & SAGAT Vs Masaya Takahashi, Toshiyuki Sakuda & Takayuki Ueki
5. Cavalry Vs Astronauts!: Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Takuya Nomura & Fuminori Abe
6. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Daisuke Sekimoto

I can’t find any information on what the Benmaru Tournament is supposed to be other than something for the low card wrestlers to do.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN ITABASHI!”, 12/08/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs Shoko Nakajima & Raku
2. Hyper Misao Vs Hinano
3. Mizuki Vs Miu
4. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. Sakisama Vs Yuki Kamifuku
6. Miyu Yamashita & Hikari Vs Yuu & Yuna Manase

This month is all about Tokyo Joshi Pro heading its way to Korakuen Hall.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN NAGOYA!”, 18/08/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre No. 2

1. Hyper Misao Vs Raku
2. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Yuki Aino Vs Reika Saiki, Maki Ito & Miu
3. 3 Way Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuna Manase Vs Hinano
4. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Priscilla Kelly
5. Sakisama Vs Hikari
6. Miyu Yamashita & Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan

Mae Young Classic 2018 competitor Priscilla Kelly’s return to Tokyo Joshi is still on starting with this show.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Mike Bailey Vs MAO
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: HARASHIMA Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii

Taiyo Kea will also be on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING 2 ~NOW IT’S TIME TO ATTACK~”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Nodoka Graduation From “Oneesan” Match: Nodoka-oneesan Vs X
2. Special Single Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Riho
3. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Maki Ito
4. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuu

There is a lot of unfortunate news going around involving injuries and another one came from Marika Kobashi during Beer Garden week. Her shoulder injury has not healed yet and she will not be medically cleared until at least after August. She and Reika Saiki agreed to relinquish the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (now called the Magical Sugar Rabbits) were given the chance to win the vacant titles when they won the Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament. Maki Ito convinced Saiki to team up and fight for the belts that Saiki was never beaten for.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 26/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 1 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 2
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 3 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 4
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Final: X Vs X

Tatsumi Fujinami and the Brahman Brothers will be on the show.

BASARA “BASARA 77 ~FEAST~”, 05/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Benmaru Tournament 0: Winner of Round 1A Vs Winner Of Round 1B

All I cand find out is Benmaru was the childhood name of Sanada Yukimura, a samurai from the Sengoku era. So that fits with all of the tournament entries being rookies.

BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LU YANG HOKO~”, 21/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hardcore Cage Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Masashi Takeda
2. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Isami Kodaka Vs Masashi Takeda is now a Steel Cage Match! There has previously been only one cage match in BASARA that was held back in April 2016.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 2ND ROUND” Results

August 4, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 2ND ROUND”, 04/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE
457 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. 3 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Mad Paulie when Yoshimura pinned Matsunaga with a Lariat (5:55).
2. KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid when KUDO pinned Watase with the Diving Double Knee Drop (4:35).
3. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani & Yuni when Dieno pinned Shimatani with the Danshoku Driver (8:36).
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Keisuke Ishii defeated Akito with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (9:41).
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Mike Bailey defeated Shunma Katsumata with a Buzzsaw Kick (9:01).
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Soma Takao by TKO with the Modified Cobra Clutch (9:46).
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: HARASHIMA defeated Toru Owashi with the Somato (10:57).
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: MAO defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Chile Driver (7:35).
9. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Shooting Star Press (12:41).
10. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Antonio Honda with La Mistica Cross Facelock (18:53).
11. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Kazuki Hirata defeated Tanomusaku Toba with the Sliding Kick (8:20).

The King Of DDT has been whittled down to the final eight. Kazuki Hirata’s miracle run continues with a victory over Tanomusaku Toba in the main event. There was no Gongitsune to be seen as Antonio Honda lose to Daisuke Sasaki in a close bout. Tetsuya Endo put Kazusada Higuchi through a table with the Firebird Splash in the crowd on route to winning his match. Yukio Sakaguchi sent Soma Takao into unconsciousness with the Cobra Clutch. Mike Bailey escaped a Stretch Muffler from Shunma Katsumata and struck a Buzzsaw Kick for the three count. Keisuke Ishii survived a European Clutch to pin Akito with the Double Arm DDT.

For the match between Masahiro Takanashi and MAO, there were several traps laid by Takanashi to distract his opponent. First the match began with KUDO walking out dressed in Makoto Oishi’s NωA costume singing “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU”. Later when MAO chased Takanashi out of the room. He reappeared dragging a person dressed like Takanashi into the ring but it turned out to be Chinsuke Nakamura! All of Takanashi’s distractions couldn’t get him the win though. MAO got the upper hand and hit the Chile Driver on Takanashi to advance.

Toru Owashi had his one major serious performance of the year against his former Disaster-BOX partner HARASHIMA but couldn’t get the win. Owashi felt like it was the last big match he had in him so he will go back to teaming with T2Hide in comedy matches.

The Quarter Final draw took place at the end of the show. The matches taking place at Korakuen Hall on 25th August are Bailey Vs MAO, Endo Vs Hirata, HARASHIMA Vs Sakaguchi and Sasaki Vs Ishii. Hirata closed out the show by dancing to “TOKYO GO”.

Danshoku Dieno booked Yuni on the show today and told him that the summer break is enough time for him to grow up into an adult. Nobuhiro Shimatani swore he would protect Yuni but that was a difficult task with Dieno involved. Yuni got the upper hand when he gave both Dieno and Oishi the Kancho. Yuni also tried to defend Shimatani but he ended up getting the Lip Lock from Dieno. Dieno then pinned Shimatani with the Danshoku Driver.

Continuing on from yesterday’s show, Tomomitsu Matsunaga drank even more beer during his match. He even got Naomi Yoshimura and Mad Paulie to get involved while they wrestled each other.