MAO’s Thoughts On Tanaka, Hole Brothers Chasing Gold, STRONGHEARTS/DAMNATION Further Their Alliance

February 4, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 08/02/2020
Aichi NGK Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

1. Miu Watanabe Vs Raku
2. Rika Tatsumi & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
3. Yuna Manase & Mirai Maiumi Vs Hyper Misao & Pom Harajuku
4. Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Haruna Neko Vs Mizuki, Suzume & Sena Shiori
5. Saki Akai Vs Hikari Noa
6. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
7. Yuka Sakazaki & Maki Itoh Vs Lana Austin & Yuki Aino

Yuka Sakazaki will be wrestling on AEW Dynamite tomorrow night. She’ll be back in Japan this weekend to prepare for her another preview match against Lana Austin.

Raku begins her quest to win a match. Miu Watanabe won’t go light on her just because they are both Up Up Girls.

A bunch of the Tokyo Joshi Pro roster had cameos on the latest episode of the CBS cop drama S.W.A.T. I’m not making this up. Miyu Yamashita fights a detective inside Robot Restaurant while Shoko Nakajima tries to pull a gun on the guy from Better Off Ted. I swear I’m not making this up!

DDT “SUNDAY KASUKABIAN! 2020”, 09/02/2020
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi
4. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno Vs Cody Hall
6. Charisma Vs Gongitsune!: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda
7. Harashimao Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

Cody Hall gets his hands on one half of the KO-D Tag Team Champions. He should be careful though. If Yuki Ueno beats him then Ueno takes the black Right To Challenge Gauntlet from Hall.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 11/02/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase Vs Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma
2. Mahiro Kiryu Vs Sena Shiori
3. Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume Vs Maki Itoh, Raku & Pom Harajuku
4. Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko
5. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa Vs Mizuki & Mirai Maiumi
6. Mina Shirakawa Spanish Tour: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mina Shirakawa
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Lana Austin

A few days before Mina Shirakawa travels over to Spain for a weekend of wrestling in RCW, she gets a match against Yamashita.

DDT “DRAMATIC DO IT! 2020”, 16/02/2020
Kumamoto City Distribution Information Hall

1. Cody Hall Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshihiko
3. Soma Takao Vs Yuki Iino
4. DDT Megatonweight Single: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya
5. HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akito & Mizuki Watase
6. Burn, The Land Of Fire! Burn, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match ~ DDT Sauna Club Vs DAMNATION: Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Two more singles matches are added to the show.

BASARA “BASARA 122 ~BANQUET~”, 18/02/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yasu Urano & Daichi Kazato Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
2. Handicap Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Gouma Ryu & Tetsuo Usui
3. Fuminori Abe Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
5. IRON FIST TAG Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine
6. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

Sento Minzoku have the chance to win both BASARA titles in two weeks time.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2020”, 23/02/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase
3. All Human Beings Are Brothers Vs We Are Family 6-Man Tag Match: Dansoku Dieno, Cody Hall & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Shinya Aoki, Hiroshi Yamato & Kazuki Hirata
4. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs CIMA & Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
5. 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindman Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Chihiro Hashimoto
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs MAO

MAO said he is honored to be competing for the KO-D Openweight Title less than 5 years into his pro wrestling career. Masato Tanaka has been wrestling since before MAO was born. MAO saw him for the first time on TV Asahi’s “World Pro Wrestling” television program back in 2010. He thinks Tanaka is one of the people who made him dream of becoming a pro wrestler so this will be a very special match. Also MAO believes the core of DDT is now made up of the DNA generation with Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo right in the centre. Winning the KO-D Title will make MAO join the centre. Tanaka wants MAO to deliver his strange brand of wrestling because he does not want to lose against that style.

The #STRONGHEARTS return to continue their business partnership with DAMNATION. They face ALL OUT with their honorary member Chihiro Hashimoto in an Elimination Tag match. Hopefully Yuki Iino has gotten over his problems with Hashimoto. Also Shunma Katsumata is back from his minor surgery. Elsewhere CIMA teams up with Soma Takao, who used to wrestle as BIMA in his college club days.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020”, 24/02/2020
Nagoya City East Sports Center

1. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
2. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: X & X Vs Kengo Takai & X
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Cody Hall

Hall joined forces with Danshoku Dieno to form The Hole Brothers. This is all part of Dieno’s plan to win every championship he can in DDT. The first target in his sight is the KO-D Tag Titles held by Nautilus.

A sudden challenge has been made by Nagoya wrestler Kengo Takai. He is bringing a team with him to take on a selection of DDT wrestlers.

DDT “DRAMATIC RED READY! 2020”, 01/03/2020
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Match: Yuni Vs X
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

The #STRONGHEARTS/DAMNATION alliance continue with a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles shot. This all seems to be Tetsuya Endo’s idea. His work with T-Hawk & El Lindaman lately has worked out so far.

CIMA and Maku Donaruto will be on the show. Put them in the same match. Don’t put Donaruto with Yuni!

DDT “KAZUKI HIRATA 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW! 10 YEARS OF HIRATA GO!!”, 14/03/2020
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Unusual Junior And Unusual Junior And Takeshita: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Maku Donaruto Vs Best Stretchman V3
2. Ora Ora Vs Danshoku Kitsune ~Please Enjoy Tominaga In DDT~: Yukio Sakaguchi & Punch Tominaga Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
3. Special 8-Man Dokken Battle!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Yasu Urano & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato
4. Synchronized Reunion! 10 Years OF HIRATA GO!: Kazuki Hirata & Keisuke Ishii Vs YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano

I should figure out how long Kazuki Hirata has been doing his gimmick for. Is it longer than Magnum TOKYO at this point?

Katsumi Tamagawa will be the referee for the main event.

FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Kouki Iwasaki will be on the show.


DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020” Results

January 13, 2020

DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall
243 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Makoto Oishi defeated Saki Akai with the Luminous Press (7:19).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Yuni Kids Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Special Tag Match In Osaka: Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated Tetsuya Endo & Yuni when Ueno pinned Yuni with a Crushed La Magistral Cradle (8:55).
*Yuki Ueno becomes the 1,471st champion.
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Chris Brookes & Mizuki Watase when Sakaguchi submitted Watase with a Triangle Choke (9:36).
4. Hiroshi Yamato defeated Akito with the Northern Lights Bomb (8:46).
5. Takoyaki! Kushikatsu! Like A Bowl 3 Way Match: MAO defeated Soma Takao and Yukio Naya when MAO pinned Naya with the Michinoku Driver II (8:50).
6. Yuni Kids Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Osaka Specialty Special Exhibition Match: CIMA defeated Yuni with a Camel Clutch (6:12).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) defeated Kuishinbo Kamen, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata when Iino pinned Kamen with the Haka Elbow (22:23).
*V3 for ALL OUT.
8. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie when Yoshimura pinned Paulie with the Drill-A-Hole Piledriver (15:54).
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Yuki Ueno (c) with a School Boy (2:42 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,472nd champion.
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a School Boy (2:43 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,473rd champion.

The right arm of Naomi Yoshimura was targeted by DAMNATION throughout the main event. Daisuke Sasaki attacked the arm with chairs outside the ring. However Yoshimura’s power couldn’t be contained and he was still able to smash Mad Paulie around. HARASHIMA helped Yoshimura set up Lariats. From there Yoshimura gave Paulie the Drill-A-Hole Piledriver for the win. This was a successful tour in his home of Osaka because he won the main events of both DDT shows.

The inclusion of Kuishinbo Kamen in the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match delivered some Osaka flavored comedy to the proceedings. When the match began Kamen sat in the front row and refused to wrestle. He finally got involved when Kazuki Hirata needed to make a hot tag. Kamen tagged in and started a chain reaction of Low Kicks to the leg with everyone over reacting the sell. Yuki Iino missed the Haka Elbow on Antonio Honda. When Honda attempted the same move he tripped and injured himself. He told his Gongitsune joke and Hirata did his dance afterwards. Iino joined in with the Haka and became too excited. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata tried to calm him down but he knocked them back and ran around ringside. Takeshita got him back under control. He then yelled “Iino Rocket” and threw him into Honda. Honda maneuvered Iino back around and made him Spear his ALL OUT teammates. All six wrestlers got into the ring and did a chain reaction of Low Blows ending with Yukinori Matsui. He unintentionally hit Kamen with a Lariat then hit Honda & Hirata with a Double Lariat when they both grabbed him in protest. Iino pinned Kamen with the Haka Elbow to ensure ALL OUT kept the titles. Takeshita swore he will invade OSW (the Osaka one, not the Review one) and show Kamen what strong style really is!

Yuni begun the day as DAMNATION’s temporary signboard holder, lost the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title to Yuki Ueno in a tag match and then got to face CIMA one on one! Yuni got a nearfall on CIMA with a Moonsault. CIMA came out on top by countering a Hurricanrana into a slow drop Power Bomb. He then applied a Camel Clutch to make Yuni give up. CIMA said that El Lindaman told him about a talented elementary school student training in DDT so he came here to have a look. When CIMA was 16 he spent a month in Mexico on his own. He joked that Yuni can do the same when he gets to that age. When Yuni graduates into a real pro wrestler, CIMA wants to face him again in a DDT ring. He promised this time he will fight Yuni at 120%! He also teased more appearances in DDT thanks to the business relationship between #STRONGHEARTS and DAMNATION.

Akito had the bright idea of loosening some of the corner turnbuckle pads. The plan backfired when Hiroshi Yamato tried to give him a German Suplex. Akito grabbed the turnbuckle to block the move but the loose pad made him slip through his grip and get Suplexed. Yamato went on to win with the Northern Lights Bomb.

At the end of the show Makoto Oishi tried to win the Iron Man Title from Ueno. He failed and ran off. Hirata then got the jump on Ueno and succeeded. Yukio Sakaguchi stood at the entrance gate waiting for Hirata. He chased him into Toru Owashi and Owashi pinned Hirata to end the show as the champion.


D-Ou Rolls On, Cherry O-40 Challenge, January Title Matches

December 4, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN ITABASHI”, 05/12/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Akito, Makoto Oishi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Mizuki Watase
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Bull James & Antonio Honda
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Iino (2) Vs Chris Brookes (1)
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (1) Vs Yuki Ueno (2)
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi (2) Vs Masato Tanaka (6)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (2) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (2)

After a short break the D-Ou Grand Prix is back for a show tomorrow before embarking on a tripleshot next week.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 14/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Akito & Yukio Naya Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda
3. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
4. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Bull James
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Keisuke Ishii
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Iino Vs Chihiro Hashimoto

The tripleshot begins with two days in Harajuku.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 15/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata Vs Bull James & Antonio Honda
2. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Saki Akai Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
4. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) Vs Cherry
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA Vs Masato Tanaka
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Naomi Yoshimura
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

There once was a time when Cherry’s age was one of the greatest secrets in pro wrestling. But nowadays she is comfortable with people knowing how old she is. Plus at 45 years of age she qualifies for the O-40 Title. She expressed interest in challenging for the belt when she found out about its existence.

The Battle Royal will go ahead with or without the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title.

DDT “WRESTLE SHIOKONBU! 2020”, 12/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Mike Bailey

Speedball returns for a DDT Extreme Title match in January.

DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Kuishinbo Kamen, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match gets a little Osaka flavour with Kuishinbo Kamen on the challenger side.


BASARA Generation 61 Minute Clash, Sasadango Vs Aoki, Title Matches In January

November 26, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 30/11/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Nodoka Tenma Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Haruna Neko
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Mina Shirakawa
3. Miu Watanabe Vs Yuki Aino
4. Maki Itoh & Pom Harajuku Vs Hikari Noa & Mahiro Kiryu
5. Sakisama Vs Raku
6. Rika Tatsumi Vs Misao
7. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Suzume Vs Miyu Yamashita, Yuna Manase & Mirai Maiumi

Is this Rika Tatsumi’s last chance to bring Hyper Misao back? She has an idea to do something for her one on one match with Misao. What on earth could it be?

Marika Kobashi will be in attendance to give an update on her status. She has been absent from Tokyo Joshi Pro since the summer to study for her university entrance exam.

BASARA “BASARA 113 ~NISHIARAI DAISHI RING~”, 15/12/2019
Tokyo Nishiarai Daishi West Studio

0. Exhibition Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Tetsuo Usui
1. Customer Lottery Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu, Fuminori Abe, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT
2. Customer Lottery Decision Only Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Masato Kamino
3. 61 Minute Best 2 Out Of Three Falls: Daiki Shimomura Vs Takato Nakano

The BASARA generation rivalry between Daiki Shimomura and Takato Nakano has come to this. They will face off in a three fall match with a combined 61 minute time limit. It is a stipulation so big that it will main event the show.

The other two matches will heavily feature crowd participation. The audience will randomly choose who teams with who in Match #1. For Match #2 Isami Kodaka and Masato Kamino will only be allowed to use moves pulled out of a box by members of the audience.

Tetsuo Usui is a new trainee for BASARA. Can’t find any details about him yet.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 THE FINAL!!”, 28/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi Return Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs X
2. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match: Sakura Hirota Vs Saki Akai
3. Toshiwasure! Special Single Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Super Sasadango Machine
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – Final: Winner Of A Block vs Winner Of B Block

One of the upsets of the year happened when Super Sasadango Machine pinned Shinya Aoki last weekend. Even Sasadango has been struggling to believe it was a deserved victory. He does comedy so much that he can’t tell if he has some legitimate wrestling ability anymore. To find out if Sasadango actually has skill in the ring he will face Aoki in a singles match. If he hits the Lehmann Shock three times in a row again then nobody can question the result.

DDT “NEW YEAR SPECIAL GIFT! ALL SEATS 2,000 YEN BOX OFFICE!! 2020”, 03/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. New Year! Special 3 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Super Sasadango Machine

DDT kicks off the 2020 schedule with three of their classic wrestlers facing off against each other.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) Vs Hikari Noa
2. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

Hikari Noa convinced Maki Itoh to give her an International Princess Title shot. She wants to win the title and defend it against Natsumi Maki when she returns from injury. Maybe it’s out of jealousy or maybe it is out of respect but Itoh accepted the challenge and wants it at the big 4th January show at Korakuen Hall.

DDT “WRESTLE SHIOKONBU! 2020”, 12/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

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

There will be no more title matches in DDT until January. I bet the D-Ou Grand Prix group stage will determine some challengers for HARASHIMA.

DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs X, X & X

ALL OUT’s position in DDT has been weakened now that Konosuke Takeshita is no longer the KO-D Openweight Champion. An attempt from Yuki Iino to win the belt failed and Shunma Katsumata hasn’t been able to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles whenever he had the chance to. All they have to fight for at the moment is the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2020”, 26/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs X

It’s possible that the D-Ou winner could challenge HARASHIMA here but that is not a guarantee.


6-Man Titles Rematch, Road To Ultimate Party, 10-Man Title Teams Picked

October 9, 2019

DDT “LEGEND THE DDT PRO WRESTLING”, 12/10/2019
Aichi Nagoya Legend Hall

1. MAO Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Cody Hall & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
3. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Toru Owashi, Masahiro Takanashi & Mizuki Watase
4. Nobuhiro Shimatani Marunage Match ~ Drop Kick Bar One Day Store Manager 3 Way Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito Vs Asuka
5. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs FUMA
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

The recent KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match between ALL OUT and DISASTER BOX was such a good warm up for Sumo Hall that the two teams agreed to have a rematch with the belts on the line again. Konosuke Takeshita and HARASHIMA get to prepare for their Sumo Hall main event while a rivalry between Yuki Iino and Naomi Yoshimura begins to grow. Maybe something will spark off between Shunma Katsumata and Yuki Ueno too.

DDT “DDT IN BIWAKO PART 3 ~BOAT RACING IS MARTIAL ARTS ON WATER!~”, 14/10/2019
Shiga Boat Race Biwako

1. Yukio Naya & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Cody Hall & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs MAO, Asuka & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
4. Boat Race Biwako Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani

DDT will be hosting matches at the venue in between some boat races.

DDT “RYOGOKU COLONEL SANDERS 2019”, 19/10/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Keigo Nakamura Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Cody Hall Vs Yukio Naya
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Jiro Kuroshio
5. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Antono & Yamashita 3 Match Trial: Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita Vs Danshoku Dieno & Mizuki Watase, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata and Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 8-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Asuka
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita are being put through a gauntlet to prepare for their match with Kenny Omega & Riho. They must face all three teams in the gauntlet no matter the result of each match.

Keigo Nakamura has already achieved his goal of shifting his weight up to 75kg. His debut match is going ahead.

DDT “PRE ULTIMATE PARTY 2019 ~ READY TO GO! ~RYOGOKU BIG EVE FESTIVAL!!~”, 27/10/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keigo Nakamura
1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Cody Hall & Antonio Honda
2. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 10-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Asuka, Saki Akai
3. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Hiroshi Yamato
5. Next KO-D Tag Team Titles Challenger Battle: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito Vs FUMA Vs Daiki Shimomura
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Ken Ohka & Shoko Nakajima Vs HARASHIMA, Isami Kodaka & Yuka Sakazaki

Cram everything in there!

At the end of Chris Brookes’s first tour with DDT he formed a tag team with Masahiro Takanashi called Calamari Drunken Kings. With Brookes coming in for a new tour the team are immediately setting their sights on the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Another new team have also wanted a title shot. That team is the Nautilus duo of Ueno & Yoshimura. The solution is a No. 1 Contenders match! The winners get whatever remains of the 4 Way Tag Title match from Sumo Hall.

There is unfinished business between Jiro Kuroshio and Tetsuya Endo. Part of the reason Kuroshio lost the DDT Extreme Title to HARASHIMA was because he focused too much on Endo in the 3 Way Match. Kuroshio then pinned Endo at last weekend’s show in Sapporo. Endo said that result doesn’t matter because it was in a tag match. They will get a singles match to settle the matter.

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG SET!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: X Vs X
0. Under Match – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Yukio Naya Vs Cody Hall Vs Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs SAGAT Vs Pokotan Vs Yoshihiko Vs X
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes
2. Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
3. Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
4. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
6. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs X & X
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
9. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
11. KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

Danshoku Dieno and Super Sasadango Machine have drafted their teams for the vacant KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles match. Dieno has picked Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. Sasadango chose Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi.


DDT “SAPPORO NEW LEGEND 2019 ~AOI~” Results

October 8, 2019

DDT “SAPPORO NEW LEGEND 2019 ~AOI~”, 06/10/2019
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym
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1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya defeated Mad Paulie Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee (9:14).
2. Mars Specialty! Soup Curry, Jingisukan, Miso Ramen 3 Way Match: Cody Hall defeated Masahiro Takanashi and Makoto Oishi when Hall pinned Oishi with the Thunder Buster (6:44).
3. Danshoku Dieno, Akito & Tomoya defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase when Akito pinned Hirata with an Inside Cradle (0:27).
3a. Rematch: Danshoku Dieno, Akito & Tomoya defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase when Akito pinned Hirata with the Hanamase (9:18).
4. Hokkaido Two Big Singles Match ~Ikemen Vs Gongitsune!~: Jiro Kuroshio defeated Antonio Honda with the Swanton Bomb (11:06).
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated Koji Yoshida & MAO when Sasaki submitted MAO with La Mistica Cross Facelock (12:57).
6. Hokkaido Two Big Singles Match ~DAMNATION Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling!~: Tetsuya Endo defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Shooting Star Press (15:49).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) defeated HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Iino pinned Yoshimura with the Spear (21:10).
*V2 for ALL OUT.

Yesterday Naomi Yoshimura pinned Yuki Iino in a tag match. Today Iino got his win back and made sure the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles stay with ALL OUT. After the match Iino asked Yoshimura to shake his hand and joked “No side, no side.” Yoshimura hit him with a Lariat in response. Iino wanted to hit back but figured out his mistake. The “No Side” term doesn’t exist in pro wrestling like it does in rugby. He threw the idea of a rematch with Yoshimura. Speaking of rematches, Konosuke Takeshita told HARASHIMA to get ready because the days are counting down to Sumo Hall. They could even do more ALL OUT Vs DISASTER BOX rematches to prepare.

Kouki Iwasaki explained to the fans that he used to live with Tetsuya Endo so he knows all of his strengths and weaknesses. That knowledge wasn’t enough and Endo was left standing as the winner.

Antonio Honda did something unthinkable to Jiro Kuroshio. He pulled off his jacket! Honda put the jacket on himself but somehow it got his arms all tangled up when he wound up for the Bionic Elbow. Kuroshio knocked him down with a Super Kick and pinned him with the Swanton Bomb before getting his jacket back.


Injury Updates, Survival 3 Way, Iino Back In The Fold

September 24, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 28/09/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Maki Itoh Vs Hikari Noa
2. Mina Shirakawa Vs Himawari Unagi
3. 3 Way Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Raku Vs YUMI
4. Sakisama & Misao Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu
5. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Suzume
6. Shoko Nakajima Vs Mirai Maiumi
7. Miyu Yamashita, Mizuki & Pom Harajuku Vs Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

Natsumi Maki will be getting surgery on her right MCL and is expected to miss at least the rest of the year. The only prediction of a return for her is sometime in 2020.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP 2019”, 29/09/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Takato Nakano
1. Danshoku Dieno, Hoshitango & Gota Ihashi Vs Toru Owashi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hirata
2. Masahiro Takanashi & MAO Vs Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Cody Hall & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
4. Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Asuka
5. O-40 Title: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
7. DDT Extreme Title – Survival 3 Way Match: Jiro Kuroshio (c) Vs HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo

The main event is now an elimination 3 Way Match. Jiro Kuroshio decided this because he wants to beat both HARASHIMA and Tetsuya Endo in the one match. Also he wants to cherish his time wrestling in Japan before he relocates to America next year. That’s why he did not choose a stipulation that allows weapon usage. HARASHIMA has experience wrestling in such a match, winning one in a Sumo Hall main event back in 2014. Endo thinks HARASHIMA is deteriorating as proved by his recent wins over him including a direct pinfall. Endo also says he will move to America next year so he can go back home to New York. When he was corrected about his hometown really being Shiraishi City in Miyagi, he dismisses it with “That’s not America” as his response.

The power of rugby has given Yuki Iino a massive boost in confidence while Daisuke Sasaki is trying to figure out if he likes or hates the sport. Iino pinned Sasaki at yesterday’s show in Fukushima in a match featuring rugby tackles from both of them. Sasaki refuses to accept the result but also can’t handle being unable to tackle Iino effectively.

Yuki Ueno injured his left foot during the Campsite Pro Wrestling match last week. He already missed the past weekend’s shows but has been given the all clear to return at Korakuen Hall.

A note was found in the DDT office written by Saki Akai’s demon relative Saki. She may show up again soon but the complete card for Korakuen has already been decided without her.

DDT “SAPPORO NEW LEGEND 2019 ~KUMON~”, 05/10/2019
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Akito & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Cody Hall, Antonio Honda & Tomoya Vs Makoto Oishi, MAO & Yukio Naya
3. HARASHIMA & Koji Yoshida Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Mars Specialty! Sea Urchin, Salmon Roe, Scallop 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Toru Owashi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
5. ALL OUT Vs Nautilus!: Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Soma Takao Marunage Match – Hardcore Match: Soma Takao Vs Kazuki Hirata
7. Sapporo Specialty! Special Tag Match From The North Country: Konosuke Takeshita & Jiro Kuroshio Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

Possible Sumo Hall opponents will be teaming together.

DDT “SAPPORO NEW LEGEND 2019 ~AOI~”, 06/10/2019
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya Vs Mad Paulie Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Danshoku Dieno, Akito & Tomoya Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Koji Yoshida & MAO
4. Mars Specialty! Soup Curry, Jingisukan, Miso Ramen 3 Way Match: Cody Hall Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Makoto Oishi
5. Hokkaido Two Big Singles Match ~Ikemen Vs Gongitsune!~: Jiro Kuroshio Vs Antonio Honda
6. Hokkaido Two Big Singles Match ~DAMNATION Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling!~: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kouki Iwasaki
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles haven’t been defended since July. Now that Shunma Katsumata is healthy and Iino is done with his TV work, the belts can be defended by ALL OUT again.

DDT “LEGEND THE DDT PRO WRESTLING”, 12/10/2019
Aichi Nagoya Legend Hall

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Marunage Match ~ Drop Kick Bar One Day Store Manager 3 Way Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito Vs Asuka

Nobuhiro Shimatani wants to challenge Akito over the management rights to the Drop Kick Bar. If Shimatani wins he gets to run the bar for a day and he promises to make it DAMNATION themed. Akito is already the Drop Kick manager so nothing changes if he wins. Asuka is in the match because Shimatani would rather work for her than Akito.

DDT “FROM THE DRAMATIC NEW WORLD! 2019”, 13/10/2019
Osaka World Hall

1. Yuki Iino Marunage Match: Hiroshi Yamato & Yuki Iino Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto

Iino and Hiroshi Yamato went to nearby colleges so maybe they can work as a team. Iino also likes reading the kind of kinky stories that Yamato writes in his spare time. Now that filming for No Side Game has ended, Iino no longer has to hide his kinky side in public. He promises Osaka will get a kinky match! And who is kinkier than Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto!