Video – “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019” Digest Highlights

September 5, 2019

DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019”, 01/09/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2
678 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yukio Sakaguchi, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya Vs Cody Hall, Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Osaka Octopus Cup Battle Royal: Puma King (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Saki Akai Vs Asuka Vs Yuni
3. DD Army Vs ALL OUT!: Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
4. O-40 Title – Recycling Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Ken Ohka
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio & Kazusada Higuchi
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shinya Aoki


Higuchi Tears His PCL, Tokyo Joshi KFC Double Header, Ultimate Party Gets Double Title Match!

September 4, 2019

DDT “WEEKDAY ASAKUSA PARADISE 2019”, 05/09/2019
Tokyo Hanayashinai Asakusa Flower Theater

1. Mad Paulie Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Masahiro Takanashi, Gorgeous Matsuno & Makoto Vs Danshoku Dieno, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
4. Antonio Honda & Cody Hall Vs Toru Owashi & Akito
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO & Asuka
6. DAMNATION Vs Pro Wrestling BASARA!: Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Isami Kodaka & Takato Nakano
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Puma King Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

A few injuries during the week alters tomorrow’s card. The light one is Sanshiro Takagi. He injured his right eye and is missing this show. He will be getting it further examined next week but hopes to be clear for Masahiro Takanashi’s show on the 15th. Gorgeous Matsuno took it upon himself to replace Takagi in Match #2.

The bad injury happened to Kazusada Higuchi during yesterday’s “UNIVERSE.1” show. He tore his right PCL and has no timetable for a return. He does not need surgery and will be aiming to recover as soon as possible. Ryota Nakatsu takes Higuchi’s place in Match #3.

DDT “PEANUT, YOU CAN GET SOME PROTEIN TOO! 2019”, 07/09/2019
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Cody Hall Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Masahiro Takanashi & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase
4. Antonio Honda Marunage Match: Pero Pero Master & Daniel Nobryan Vs Poro Poro Master & M Samurai
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
6. Uchibo, Tobo, Dai Boso! Chiba Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Puma King

Tomomitsu Matsunaga replaces Higuchi at the Chiba show.

DDT “CAMPSITE PRO WRESTLING 2019 ~THE PROMISED NATURE LAND~”, 08/09/2019
Yamanashi Natureland Om

1. Falls Count Anywhere 5 Way 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Antonio Honda Vs Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii Vs Isami Kodaka, FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa

Sadly this means Higuchi will be missing the campsite match as well. Yukio Sakaguchi replaces him here. Also SAGAT is sick with the flu so he is being substituted with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi.

BASARA “BASARA 105 ~THE 2nd FOX PRINCE~”, 14/09/2019
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Masato Kamino
2. Sakigake!! Iron Family Special Rules – Give Up Only Match: Yusuke Kubo Vs Daichi Kazato
3. Sakigake!! Iron Family Special Rules – 2 Count Fall Match: FUMA Vs Minoru Fujita
4. Sakigake!! Iron Family Special Rules – Last Man Standing Match: SAGAT Vs Fuminori Abe
5. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura (c) Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano

Takato Nakano approached Sento Minzoku asking for a UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles shot. He gathered together Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano to be his partners.

Hopefully SAGAT will be well again in time for his Last Man Standing match.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KFC 2 DAYS ’19 ~TEMPLE OF THE SUN~”, 15/09/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

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

With the new 2nd Gen belt over her shoulder, Shoko Nakajima is now even more motivated to defend the Princess Title. Her next challenger is the wrestler who has by far progressed the most among the roster this year, Misao. Ever since Misao shed her superhero persona and joined NEO Biishiki-gun she has gone from strength to strength.

I wonder if Sakisama holds a grudge with Yuki Kamifuku over her attempt to join NEO Biishiki-gun last year? Kamifuku joined the unit as an apprentice last May then quit after two weeks when she figured out it was a bad fit for her.

Miu Watanabe Vs Hikari Noa is a match to watch out for. The two members of the Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) have developed so much in the ring this year and part of the reason why is they branched out to other tag teams outside of their unit (Momoiro Sparkling for Watanabe and Pandemic Boo-Boo for Noa). Gotta be honest here, I think Raku is in danger of never catching up to them.

DDT “DRAMATIC SAINT INN☆ONISAN 2019”, 16/09/2019
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki

1. OPG Offer Match: Gota Ihashi, Great Mutiger & Yunosuke Vs Takuya Yamauchi, Tomoya Uehara & Scoville
2. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hiroshi Yamato
3. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yukio Sakaguchi
4. Cody Hall & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
5. Mizuki Watase Marunage Match ~ Advent Of God!! Falls Count Anywhere In Kurashiki Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Mizuki Watase, MAO & Asuka Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
7. Kurashiki Specialty Beauty Area Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

HARASHIMA and Tetsuya Endo continue their feud. The danger here is they could do so much damage to each other that there won’t be much left for Jiro Kuroshio to deal with at the end of the month.

No word yet on who will replace Higuchi in the Marunage match.

Gota Ihashi gets his Oretachi Pro Wrestling buddies into the opener.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KFC 2 DAYS ’19 ~DESERT MOON~”, 16/09/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Mahiro Kiryu Vs Mirai Maiumi
2. Maki Itoh Vs YUMI
3. Miyu Yamashita & Himawari Unagi Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
4. Sakisama & Misao Vs Rika Tatsumi & Suzume
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Yuki Aino & Pom Harajuku Vs Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa & Raku
6. Shoko Nakajima & Mizuki Vs Dalys & Nodoka Tenma
7. International Princess Title: Natsumi Maki (c) Vs Yuna Manase

Natsumi Maki and Yuna Manase kind of have a sisterly relationship going back to their early years in Actwres girl’Z (am I allowed to mention that place?). Manase pinned Maki in Maki’s first match since becoming the International Princess Champion so obviously Manase gets the first shot.

CMLL luchadora Dalys makes her Tokyo Joshi debut. The 10 year veteran from Panama is being thrown right into the top card mix.

DDT “DRAMATIC OMUTA SKYSCRAPER 2019”, 17/09/2019
Fukuoka Omuta Culture Hall Small Hall

1. Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
2. Soma Takao Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Antonio Honda & Cody Hall Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Gota Ihashi Marunage Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Gota Ihashi
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs MAO & Asuka
6. DDT Has A Variety Of Teams!: Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi (w/ Yoshihiko) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Yamato
7. Omuta Specialty! The Moon Came Out The Moon Came Out! Barisugo Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuto Aijima Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Yukio Sakaguchi

I guess Higuchi is missing the heavyweight 3 Way too.

DDT “BEST WESTERN LARIAT SERIES 2019 ~REIWA FIRST BATTLE~”, 22/09/2019
Tokyo Machida Best Western Rembrandt Hotel B1F

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa Vs Rika Tatsumi & Mirai Maiumi
2. Akito & Asuka Vs Mizuki Watase & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Antonio Honda & Cody Hall Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yukio Naya
4. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi
5. Please Spend A Wonderful Time With Delicious Meals And Gorgeous Dance: Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
6. Best Western Lariat Series 2019 Special 4 Way Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs Jiro Kuroshio & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

Hotel wrestling but sadly not in the hallways.

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

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
2. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: Jiro Kuroshio (c) Vs HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo

The winner of the main event not only becomes the DDT Extreme Champion but also earns a main event spot at “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!”

Yuki Iino is done filming his rugby TV show. He comes back to go after the KO-D Tag Team Titles with Akito.

Asuka, Hiroshi Yamato and Cody Hall will be on the show.

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

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs X
2. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs X
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs X
4. Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
5. Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
6. KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio (E/c)

DDT: Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi, Makoto Oishi, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Naya, Mizuki Watase, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gorgeous Matsuno, Super Sasadango Machine, Pokotan, Yoshihiko

Tokyo Joshi Pro: Shoko Nakajima, Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Pom Harajuku, YUMI, Himawari Unagi, Mahiro Kiryu, Mirai Maiumi, Suzumi, Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa, Raku, Yuna Manase, Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa, Natsumi Maki, Mizuki, Sakisama, Misao

BASARA: Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryota Nakatsu, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Yusuke Kubo, Daichi Kazato, SAGAT, Fuminori Abe, Daiki Shimomura, Takato Nakano, Masato Kamino

Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Keisuke Ishii, Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki, Shota, Shuhei Washida, HARUKAZE

Other: Kenny Omega, Riho, Jiro Kuroshio, Chris Brookes, Asuka, Hiroshi Yamato, Yasu Urano, Minoru Fujita, Miss Mongolia

To really make this an Ultimate Party, Konosuke Takeshita wants to defend the KO-D Openweight Title against the DDT Extreme Champion in a double title match! Right now the Extreme Champ in Jiro Kuroshio. All he has to do is get past HARASHIMA and Endo in the 3 Way Match. Easier said than done.


DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019” Results

September 1, 2019

DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019”, 01/09/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2
678 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Cody Hall, Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya when Hall pinned Watase with the Thunder Buster (10:15).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Osaka Octopus Cup Battle Royal: Asuka defeated Puma King (c), Masahiro Takanashi, Kazuki Hirata, Mad Paulie, Saki Akai and Yuni (9:16).
2a. Yuni eliminated Puma King (c) with an Inverted Hurricanrana (6:45)
*Yuni becomes the 1,409th champion.
2b. Mad Paulie eliminated Masahiro Takanashi by Pinfall (7:08).
2c. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Mad Paulie by Ring Out (7:51).
2d. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Yuni (c) with the Egoist Driver (8:22).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,410th champion.
2e. Saki Akai eliminated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a School Boy (9:01).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,411st champion.
2f. Asuka eliminated Saki Akai (c) with the ASUKA FANTASY (9:16).
*Asuka becomes the 1,412nd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Asuka (c) with a School Boy (6:34 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,413rd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Puma King defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with the Puma Kingdom (6:35 pm).
*Puma King becomes the 1,414th champion.
3. HARASHIMA & MAO defeated Jun Masaoka & Kouhei Kinoshita when HARASHIMA pinned Kinoshita with the Somato (10:50).
4. DD Army Vs ALL OUT!: Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata ended in a No Contest (14:10).
5. O-40 Title – Recycling Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi (c) defeated Ken Ohka with the Himawari Bomb onto a plastic case (12:40).
*V1 for Sanshiro Takagi.
6. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Ishikawa pinned Yoshimura with the Fire Thunder (17:08).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated Jiro Kuroshio & Kazusada Higuchi when Sasaki submitted Kuroshio with the Crossover Face Lock (17:22).
*V6 for DAMNATION.
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Shinya Aoki by TKO with the Walls Of Takeshita (16:45).
*V2 for Konosuke Takeshita.

Just like in their last singles match, Konosuke Takeshita decided to wrestle barefoot against Shinya Aoki. Takeshita went for the Walls Of Takeshita but Aoki positioned himself into a Triangle Choke. Takeshita powered out of the move by lifting up and slamming down Aoki. He then reapplied the Walls Of Takeshita and kept the pressure until Aoki went unresponsive. Yukinori Matsui stopped the match and declared Takeshita the winner.

Takeshita expressed his sincere gratitude to Aoki after the match. He was then told that the next KO-D Openweight Title defence will be at Sumo Hall on 3rd November. No challenger was decided yet so Takeshita had an idea. Since “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” is bringing together all of the DDT brands, he wants to find out who the absolute best wrestler in DDT is. That means the KO-D Champion and the DDT Extreme Champion should face off in a double title match! Hisaya Imabayashi reminded him that the current Extreme Champion Jiro Kuroshio is defending the title against HARASHIMA and Tetsuya Endo in a 3 Way Match on 29th September. They confirmed that the winner and champion coming out of that match will face Takeshita in Sumo Hall.

Sadly for Kuroshio he didn’t add the KO-D Tag Team Titles to his possessions. He and his “brother” Kazusada Higuchi were defeated by DAMNATION. Higuchi got rid of Soma Takao and left Ikemen to seal the deal. Kuroshio blocked Daisuke Sasaki’s La Mistica Cross Facelock and turned it into a Tombstone Piledriver. However Ikemen’s Moonsault ended badly when Sasaki caught him and applied the Crossover Face Lock for the submission win. Akito came out and challenged DAMNATION for the Tag Titles on 29th September. His partner is the “TV Star” Yuki Iino! He has been away from wrestling the last few months working on a TV drama called No Side Game.

Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura are now called Nautilus. The team impressed Shuji Ishikawa, he called them amazing talents. He also likes tagging with Tetsuya Endo and suggested the idea of the two of them facing off against Sasaki & Takao sometime.

The Recycling Death Match featured plenty of items from DDT’s history. A lot of it was trash left around in storage but some of the items do have some history to them. There was the dojo’s vacuum cleaner from 2015, an office heater from 2016, plastic cases from this year, the bear traps from the 2018 Super Sasadango Machine Vs Jiro Kuroshio match, 200 empty beer cans that they never threw out after one of this year’s earlier Beer Garden shows, Mecha Mummy’s weapons from 2006 and finally a big electric signboard T that was part of a stage prop from DDT’s first ever Sumo Hall show back in 2009. The last one still works. Sanshiro Takagi threw Ken Ohka onto the T with the Spicolli Driver then pinned him with the Himawari Bomb through a plastic case. Takagi and Ohka agreed to repair the T and use it at next year’s Saitama Super Arena show.

The pairing of Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto acted exactly how we thought they would. They got their hands all over Akito & Shunma Katsumata until Yukinori Matsui called off the match.

MAO brought along the two glass globes he has earned so far from the Tenkaichi Jr. tournament in ZERO1. He and HARASHIMA defeated Jun Masaoka & Kouhei Kinoshita. HARASHIMA commiserated his opponents afterwards.

Yuni was able to pin Puma King with a Hurricanrana because all of the other wrestlers in the Battle Royal piled on top of them. Yuni was declared the new Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion but Kazuki Hirata quickly pinned him with the Egoist Driver to win the belt. Saki Akai won it next then Asuka pinned her with the ASUKA FANTASY to win both the title and the Battle Royal itself. Hirata got the belt back after the match with a School Boy then Puma King got the last title switch with the Puma Kingdom.

The debuting Cody Hall showed his strength by throwing around Yukio Sakaguchi, Lariating Yukio Naya and pinning Mizuki Watase with the Thunder Buster.


Video – Opening Portion Of Takeshita Vs Brookes For The KO-D Title

July 26, 2019

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2019”, 21/07/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,192 Fans – Super No Vacancy

KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes


Takagi Injured, Summer Card Updates, Chair Vs Chair

July 23, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 SUMMER ~SUNSHINE CARNIVAL~”, 28/07/2019
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

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

What will Mizuki be like now that the Itoh Respect Army has broken up? Will her head still be in the game? How far can Maki Itoh progress on her own before they face each other?

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 29/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Akito Vs Shota
2. Toru Owashi Rubber Mask Army Vs Danshoku Dieno Rubber Mask Army: Toru Owashi, Toru Owashi & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Danshoku Dieno & Danshoku Dieno
3. Gongitsune Vs World’s Strongest Married Woman: Antonio Honda Vs Sakura Hirota
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe

Things are looking well for the BASARA team heading into this show. Ikuto Hidaka considers himself a BASARA wrestler for this match much to the delight of his partners. Isami Kodaka won the vacant UWA World Trios Titles with Sento Minzoku a few days ago when Big Japan decided to revive the championships. He is now extra motivated to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles so he can be a Triple Crown champion along with the BJW belts. Together he, Kodaka and Fuminori Abe are called Aiseki Hidakaya.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DISASTER BOX DAY~”, 30/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Place: HARASHIMA Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Mike Bailey Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs MAO Vs SAGAT
2. Surplus Girl And Sukeban And Children And Gays: Margaret☆Owashi, Saki Sukeban & Yuni Vs Mascara Gayrera Jr. & Gay Urano
3. Doki! Entirely Hoss Mermaids Hardcore 3 Way Match: Naomi Vs Kazuko Higuchi Vs Francoise☆Ihashi (w/ Francoise☆Takagi)
4. DISASTER Joshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Shinjuku Super Whirlwind!~: Hara Shimako, Kazuko Hirata & Yuko Ueno Vs Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Shun❤️Carousel

Sanshiro Takagi tore a right pec and also muscles in his right arm during his match a few days ago. He will be unable to wrestle during Beer Garden week and has been replaced in the matches already announced. In an unfortunate coincidence Takagi’s cousin Francoise☆Takagi also suffered the same injury during her own activities over the weekend so she cannot wrestle either. She will be replaced by her sister Francoise☆Ihashi but will still be in attendance to support her team.

MAO replaces Gota Ihashi in the sumo tournament. No reason has been given.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DANSHOKU DIENO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 31/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE

0. Special Under Match “Star Of Shining Friendship! Eternal Wrestling Boys Legend”: Tetsuya Koda Vs Hisaya Imabayashi
1. Some Kind Of Dark PowerPoint By Super Sasadango Machine: X Vs X
2. “Summer Feature” Laripro: Keisuke Ishii, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Antonio Honda, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Yuna Manase
3. Hana No Sandman Match: X Vs X

DDT strongly encourages fans to bring a towel and a change of clothes. The Sandman match will get you soaked in beer.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~MOONLIGHT EXPRESS DAY~”, 01/08/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. 4 Rounds Of Mizuki Watase Trials: Mizuki Watase Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Mike Bailey, Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihiko
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Gabaiji-chan Vs Yuki Ueno & Hiroshi Yamato
3. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
4. Fear! Big Boss Brahman Attack! ~Cold Iron Pillar~: MAO, Mike Bailey & Asuka Vs Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei & Jiro Kuroshio

Takagi’s replacement on here is Jiro Kuroshio. He has unfinished business with MAO and this time can let The Brahman Brothers do the dirty work.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 02/08/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Last Man Standing Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Gabaiji-chan Vs Hoshitango, Keisuke Ishii & Shota
3. NC-18 Fictional Novels Death Match: Hiroshi Yamato Vs Antonio Honda
4. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Shuji Ishikawa Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani

I missed Shuji Ishikawa a lot.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FUN FUN SUMMER VACATION! ~TOKYO JOSHI☆SUMMER FESTIVAL 2019~”, 04/08/2019
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Summer Vacation Special Plan, I’m Excited About Summer Tokyo Joshi Festival 2019 “Chu! Natsu Party Death Match”: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Nodoka Tenma & Mina Shirakawa

The following items are allowed to be used in the Natsu Party Death Match: pool rings, float rings, water guns, water balloons and summer related items like watermelons. It’s pretty much a water fight.

“The Gatekeeper From Hell” Demonio Uno will appear on the show. It is an old gimmick from IWA Japan that used to wrestle whenever IWA held shows in Tsurumi and similar venues. Uno had a tag team partner called Demonio Dos and they held the IWA Tag Team Titles together. Only Uno is being advertised for the show.

Natsumi Maki and YUMI will not be on the show due to family related circumstances.

DDT “CRY TO THE FIRE! 2019”, 10/08/2019
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Kazuki Hirata Marunage Match: Kazuki Hirata, Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi

For his Marunage match, Kazuki Hirata put together a 3 On 2 Handicap bout with some kindhearted friends to get the advantage over Takagi & Toru Owashi. However as per the stipulation from the Osaka match two week’s ago, Hirata is being forced to hitchhike his way from Tokyo to Hiroshima on the day of this show. If he cannot get to the venue on time then the match will change into a regular tag with Takagi & Owashi facing Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma.

DDT “DRAMATIC I WILL DO IT 2019”, 11/08/2019
Kumamoto Ryutsujoho Hall

1. Naomi Yoshimura Marunage Match: Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kodai Nozaki

Kodai Nozaki is from Kyushu Pro Wrestling, is 21 years old, weighs 130kg and has been wrestling for almost 3 years. Naomi Yoshimura saw some of his matches on Youtube and wanted to wrestle him.

DDT “WRESTLING TOKOTSU 2019”, 12/08/2019
Fukuoka Hakata Sazanpia

1. Pokotan Marunage Match: Chair Vs Chair (Special Referee: Pokotan)

It is literally a chair fighting another chair. If that’s not enough to get you excited, Pokotan also came up with a backstory. In the year 199X the world has been destroyed by nuclear flames! The sea is dead, the earth has been ripped open and all forms of life have become extinct. But the chairs still live! The two chairs fighting each other come from the same family and have two other brothers. One of them was excommunicated. The eldest chair Zao is the strongest but the third son Zagi will fight it for a final decisive battle! It’s Fist Of The North Star as seen through the eyes of a pro wrestling mascot!

DDT “IT IS DRAMATIC YEAH 2019”, 18/08/2019
Aichi Nagoya City Kashiwajima Sports Center

1. Shunma Katsumata Marunage Match – Toy Block Hardcore Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO

No need to tell the Lego people, it’s already been sorted. This was supposed to be a Lego Block Death Match but was quickly corrected to a Toy Block Death Match. Unfortunately for Shunma Katsumata the exact wording of the match has backfired on him. MAO used to play with concrete blocks from an early age. It was his favorite educational toy and made him the intelligent man he is today. That means concrete blocks are allowed to be used in the match! Katsumata is trying to protest the rules because he only wanted Lego involved. If he can’t change it then he’ll try to get MAO banned from Twitter like Chris Brookes. Either way, MAO’s going to smash him with a brick.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING 2019 ~STRONGER THAN ANYONE!~”, 25/08/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Izumi Debut Match: Izumi Vs X
2. Special Single Match: Maki Itoh Vs Mizuki
3. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe
4. International Princess Title – 1st Champion Decision Battle: Natsumi Maki Vs International Representative

Miyu Yamashita has come to Miu Watanabe’s aid, reigniting her feud with Sakisama in the process.

Before Mizuki fights for the Princess Title, she has to battle Maki Itoh first. She’s beaten her before but always stayed supportive of her and the Itoh Respect Army. But now the unit is done and Itoh wants to advance even if it means trampling over her former partner!

The match order is not official yet. Three or four more matches will be added.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION MEMORIES 2019”, 25/08/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Calbee & Frito Lay Collaboration Match ~Love And Potato Snacks Save The Earth~: King Potato Chips & Dragon Potato Mask Vs Kazuki Hirata & X

The snack wars continue but this time King Potato Chips & Dragon Potato Mask are joining forces to fight Hirata and a mysterious enemy.

DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019”, 01/09/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. O-40 Title: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Ken Ohka
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shinya Aoki

The KO-D Openweight Champion called out for a challenger and said it would be first come first served. Shinya Aoki answered and gets the rubber match with Konosuke Takeshita in Osaka. Takeshita won the first match in December, Aoki won the rematch in April.

Takagi will be healed in time to defend the O-40 Title against Ken Ohka.

Yasu Urano, Asuka, Maku Donaruto, Jun Masaoka and Kouhei Kinoshita will be on the show.


Video – Highlights From Wrestle Peter Pan 2019!

July 22, 2019

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium
3,798 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. DDT Extreme Title – IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match: Akito (c) Vs Asuka
2. O-40 Title – Weapon Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine
3. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Shinya Aoki
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Souken Holdings Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano
5. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACK OUT Presents: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita


DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2019” Results

July 21, 2019

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2019”, 21/07/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,192 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Kota Umeda Great Match: Kota Umeda, Shunma Katsumata, Mike Bailey & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Daiki Shimomura when Umeda pinned Watase with the Umeda Driver (10:01).
2. Calbee & Frito Lay Collaboration Match ~Potato Snacks Agency War No. 1 Final Battle~: King Potato Chips, Masahiro Takanashi & Gota & Asuka Ihashi defeated Dragon Potato Mask, Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai when Chips pinned Mask with La Magistral Cradle (7:00).
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie and Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya when Sakaguchi submitted Oishi with the Cobra Clutch (7:08).
4. No DQ Match: Jiro Kuroshio defeated MAO with a Chair Assisted Pin (12:18).
5. After Wrestle Peter Pan 2019 Special 6-Man Tag Match ~What Is Personal Information?~: Hideki Suzuki, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka (w/ Yumehito Imanari) defeated HARASHIMA, Sanshiro Takagi & Shinya Aoki when Ohka pinned Takagi with the Fire Spear (9:57).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated Joey Ryan & Hiroshi Yamato when Sasaki submitted Yamato with the Crossover Face Lock (17:34).
*V5 for DAMNATION.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Chris Brookes with the Cross-Arm German Suplex (29:30).
*V1 for Konosuke Takeshita.

The main event was a battle for the spirit of DDT. On the one side there was Konosuke Takeshita, the defending KO-D Openweight Champion and current generation ace of the company. Facing him was Chris Brookes, a British wrestler who in short time embraced the company and was given the same affection in return. Brookes implemented some out of the ring tactics to break down the champion. They fought up towards one of the Korakuen Hall entry ways and it ended with Brookes giving Takeshita a flying RKO onto a table below them. When they returned to the ring Takeshita missed a Big Boot and struck Yukinori Matsui by accident. Brookes used this as an opportunity to take out a ladder and crush Takeshita through some plastic cases with a Diving Senton. Another ref bumped saved Brookes because he tapped out to the Walls Of Takeshita but no one was there to end the match. When Takeshita revived Matsui, Brookes hit the Praying Mantis Bomb but a slow count from a struggling ref allowed Takeshita to kick out. Takeshita hit a Lariat and a German Suplex for a nearfall. He then hit the Fable but Brookes had enough energy left to give him the middle finger. Takeshita finished him off with the Cross-Arm German Suplex for a successful first defence.

Takeshita sent Brookes off and was told by Hisaya Imabayashi that his next title defence will be in Osaka on 1st September. Takeshita called out to the locker room asking if there was anyone who wanted to fight him. Takeshita said it would be “first come, first served” and Shinya Aoki came out! He wanted to accept a serious challenge. Takeshita told him they would have a match worthy of the KO-D Title’s history.

The dangerous combination of seaweed and lollipops were not enough for Joey Ryan & Hiroshi Yamato to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Ryan brought out a supersized plastic lolly with seaweed on it and shoved it into Soma Takao’s mouth to take him out. He and Yamato then gave Daisuke Sasaki a Spider German Superplex combo for a nearfall. When Ryan and Takao were wiped out after a Suicide Dive, Sasaki caught Yamato in the Crossover Facelock and got a quick tap out from it. Takao doesn’t want a rematch because he is currently haunted by the image of seaweed and he might not survive it.

A PowerPoint presentation titled “The Power Harassment Problem in Wrestling Groups And Purpose Of Today’s Six-Man Tag Match” explained the situation surrounding Sanshiro Takagi’s part of the show. Takagi was going to reveal Super Sasadango Machine’s phone number during their Weapon Rumble at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” last week. However Yumehito Imanari decided to expose Takagi’s number instead because he felt Takagi’s plan was employee harassment. Sasadango explained that there are three ways to make an apology: retire, cancel your contract or wrestle a 6-Man Tag Match. Clearly everyone went with Option C. Imanari couldn’t wrestle because of a concussion so Ken Ohka took his place. As serious as the situation is, folks like Shinya Aoki and Hideki Suzuki couldn’t help but get silly. Aoki grappled with Sasadango’s belt and Suzuki broke up a pin by pulling down the back of Aoki’s tights. It seems like the only time Suzuki took the match seriously was when he fought HARASHIMA. Ohka got the pin on Takagi with the Fire Spear, sparing Sasadango & Imanari from further work harassment.

After the match Ohka told Takagi what happened in the past doesn’t matter because we’re all living in the now! Ohka is ambitious and also 42 years old which means he qualifies for a shot at the O-40 Title. Takagi accepted the challenge and said a match between himself and Ohka needs to be at a big show. Imabayashi decided to book the match for “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2019” on 1st September.

That Jiro Kuroshio fella looks like he doesn’t have a nasty bone in his body. But when he was put into a No DQ match with MAO he had to come up with some weapons. What did he make and bring to the match? A giant duck thing. MAO chased Kuroshio out of the ring, the two then climbed some pipes up to the balcony and then tried to throw each other out to the audience below! Kuroshio later lost the audience support when he made a kid cry and found out it was KUDO’s daughter. Back at ringside MAO dropped Kuroshio onto the apron with a Michinoku Driver. He then placed Kuroshio on a castle of chairs and hit a 450 Splash onto them. Kuroshio fought back in the ring by giving MAO the Hybrid Blaster onto the duck. He missed a Moonsault with a trash can which gave MAO an opening. But Kuroshio rolled him into a Cradle and used a chair to tangle up his legs for the three count.

After the match Kuroshio invited Akito into the ring and they talked about some things that happened between them in the past. Like the time Akito first met Kuroshio he was drunk and completely naked. It’s a long story, you should have been there. Then there was that other time when Akito got into a fight with NOSAWA Rongai. Anyway, Akito told Kuroshio they will have a match for the DDT Extreme Title at the 3rd August Beer Garden show. Akito promised the rules he will use is the one that Kuroshio likes the best.

Yukio Sakaguchi was targeted for having the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title during the 3 Way Tag. Makoto Oishi in particular wanted the belt and convinced Tetsuya Endo to help him a little. Yukio Naya helped too which he was supposed to because he was his tag partner. Kazusada Higuchi kept Mad Paulie at bay and Sakaguchi was able to catch Oishi in the Cobra Clutch for the victory.

A sponsorship deal with Calbee & Frito Lay brought along the debuts of King Potato Chips and Dragon Potato Mask. Sadly Toru Owashi and Antonio Honda couldn’t be here to take part in the match. They ate snacks to power up themselves and their partners. Dragon Potato Mask told a story about “Dragon, The Little Fox” and summoned everyone to join together for a super attack. It misfired and hit Kazuki Hirata. King Potato Chip pinned Dragon with La Magistral Cradle to get the win. Hirata attacked Dragon out of frustration after the mask but King came to the rescue. He booted Hirata out of the ring then promoted the snacks with Dragon.

Kota Umeda took part in and won his final DDT match. His last time in the ring was spent with other wrestlers from DNA, the brand he helped start. He pinned Mizuki Watase with the Umeda Driver and then got everyone together for a group photo.

The show ended with Umeda being invited into the ring one last time. Takeshita told him he wanted to defend the KO-D Title against him one day. He knows this isn’t the end of Umeda’s wrestling career so he will look forward to the day they have their title match. Umeda thanked everyone for his five years in DDT. He asked for everyone to support him again if he ever does come back. Another group photo took place in the ring and everyone threw Umeda in the air to celebrate him.

“ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” in Sumo Hall on 3rd November will feature a KO-D Openweight Title match, a Union MAX Title match, a Princess Of Princess Title match and a Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title match. So each DDT brand has their main championships being defended on the show.

DDT will be having matches at the Animate Girls Festival in Ikebukuro on 9th and 10th November.