Video – HARASHIMA Vs Kota Ibushi From “RYOGOKU PETER PAN”

July 9, 2021

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN”, 23/08/2009
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
8,865 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Kota Ibushi


No DQ No Submission, Darkunesu K, Akiyama Vs Takeshita At Wrestle Peter Pan

July 6, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 162 ~HOSHIAI NO SORA~”, 07/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Takato Nakano Vs Kosuke Sato
2. Jacket Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (Special Referee: Gouma)
3. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
4. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura (c) Vs Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura
5. ReOStaff Presents Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: SAGAT Vs Minoru Fujita

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ final takes place tomorrow.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 10/07/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuya Koroku
2. Toru Owashi & Yusuke Okada Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes, Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
4. Yokohama Two Major Singles Match: Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata
5. Yokohama Two Major Singles Match: Antonio Honda Vs Mad Paulie
6. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO

The spotlight shines on Akito, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda and Mad Paulie as they get the singles match slots on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO GIRL 2 ~WOMEN ONLY ENTERTAINMENT~”, 11/07/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

NEO Biishiki-gun shows up for the first time since Sakisama lost to Miyu Yamashita. They still have the Princess Tag Team Titles under their name so it’s time for them to get over the bump in the road.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHINJUKU”, 15/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – No DQ, No Submission Rules: Chris Brookes (E/c) Vs Shinya Aoki (I/c)

A lot of time was spent by Chris Brookes thinking up the stipulation for the double title match against Shinya Aoki. He decided on No DQs and also No Submission rules. Moves that are normally illegal are allowed but almost all kinds of submission holds will be banned. The only kinds that can be used are holds the referee will deem too dangerous to use in normal matches. Aoki complained about the rules but Brookes explained that he also is at a disadvantage because he cannot use the Octopus Hold. Therefore they will be on equal footing. Aoki thinks the rules will create the worst wrestling match of the century. Brookes disagrees. His felt his title defence against Saki Akai brought new aspects to her wrestling game. So from now on he is using his DDT Extreme Title matches to show new sides of his opponents that no one has ever seen before. Aoki had no choice but to accept the stipulation. He had to be reminded that his Choke Holds won’t be allowed either.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4”, 26/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Kikutaro
2. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Shigehiro Irie & Daiki Shimomura
3. Tetsuya Endo Vs Leo Isaka
4. Mad Paulie’s Five Years And A Few Months After His Birth Anniversary Match: Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Kengo Mashimo, Masashi Takeda & Keizo Matsuda
5. MONDAY NIGHT WAR: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Minoru Fujita

There will be a special guest on the show in the form of Darkunesu K. This being is a character Keigo Nakamura came up with during the Lords Mobile promotional campaign DDT was a part of recently. Nakamura needs to do a lot of dark activities during the day in order to summon Darkunesu K from within himself.

I’m hoping for a big showing from Leo Isaka against Tetsuya Endo here.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1”, 30/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match ~Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Are Also A Classic!~: X Vs X
2. Saki Akai Produce Match: Kazusada Higuchi’s Relative, Yukio Sakaguchi’s Relative & Saki Akai’s Relative Vs Kazuki Hirata’s Relative, Yuki Iino’s Relative & Keigo Nakamura’s Relative
3. HARASHIMA Produce Match: X Vs X

It’s all relatives for one of the matches on the first day of Beer Garden. It is Saki Akai’s idea to get some “enchanted blood” wrestling in her segment.

Hisaya Imabayashi gets to tell his annual ghost story. Where does he keep getting them?

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 2”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shunma Katsumata Produce – Hardcore 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
2. Tetsuya Endo Produce Match: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Seiya Morohashi & X
3. Makoto Oishi Produce Match ~ Our Youth: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs MEN’S Teioh, Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi

I think this is the first time Jun Akiyama and MEN’S Teioh will be in the same match together. Makoto Oishi has gone all out with this booking with Shiori Asahi included to make it a more complete Men’s Club reunion.

Seiya Morohashi? Boy it’s been years since he was last in DDT. I mean yeah there was an appearance on a Masahiro Takanashi booked show in 2019 but other than that his last DDT match was in 2016.

Of course Shunma Katsumata’s idea for his slot is to put all of The 37KAMIINA into a hardcore match.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Rock & Roll Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs X
2. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: X, X & X Vs X, X & X

Can’t leave out Antonio Honda from the Rock & Roll Death Match. Unless he gets hurt, that is.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: X Vs X

There will be an Infomercial match promoting a new show on WOWOW called Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~. The series explores different forms of creativity and one of the episodes will focus on DDT. The two hosts Noritake Kinsahi and Cunning Takeyama will be special guests at Korakuen Hall to witness what DDT has cooked up for them.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Current Blast Death Match: Atsushi Onita Vs X
1. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Konosuke Takeshita says everything is in order for him to become the KO-D Openweight Champion again. His King Of DDT victory showed he now has the physical ability, mental attributes, luck and momentum to be the top wrestler in DDT. He has lost two singles matches to Akiyama that both took place last winter. It was up to Takeshita to fix his own problems and it began with his appearances in AEW back in April. As a result of his own actions over the last three months, Takeshita is now confident to fight Akiyama to see who is best. Even though Akiyama is well accepted into the DDT family at this point, Takeshita is still going to treat him as the enemy.

As if having Atsushi Onita isn’t enough to keep the hardcore flavour around, Jun Kasai will be on the show too. Katsumata and Brookes have a little bit of tag history with him. MAO fought him in a Hardcore match a few years ago too.


Video – Highlights Of The CyberFight Festival Triple Main Events

June 15, 2021

“CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena
4,800 Fans – Super No Vacancy

10. Princess Of Princess Title – Triple Main Event I: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
11. KO-D Openweight Title – Triple Main Event II: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs HARASHIMA
12. GHC Heavyweight Title – Triple Main Event III: Keiji Muto (c) Vs Naomichi Marufuji


Kojima Injured, Arai Gets More Matches, Next KO-D Title Defence At Wrestle Peter Pan

June 7, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 1ST ROUND”, 10/06/2021
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match ~ Blow Away King Of DDT 2021!: Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Gota Ihashi Vs Yusuke Okada, Yuki Iino, Yukio Naya, Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
1. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1A: HARASHIMA Vs Makoto Oishi
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1B: Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1C: MAO Vs Soma Takao
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1D: Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1E: Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1F: Shunma Katsumata Vs Jun Akiyama
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1G: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura
8. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1H: Tetsuya Endo Vs Chris Brookes

Toui Kojima dislocated his left elbow at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” and is out of action for a while. The injury happened during the match but Kojima gutted it out until the finish, earning some respect from the senior wrestlers. Yuki Iino is moved over to the other team to fill his spot and Gota Ihashi is coming in to be on Iino’s original team.

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

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

Kojima is being replaced with Yuya Koroku for the Danshoku Dieno match.

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

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

The plan for Yuki Arai was to only wrestle one match a month. However she is going to have two more matches this month because watching the rest of her classmates in Tokyo Joshi Pro wrestling often is making her impatient. In response to this, Tetsuya Koda is booking Arai’s first singles match and her opponent will be Mirai Maiumi.

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

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Minoru Fujita Vs Yasu Urano
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: SAGAT Vs FUMA

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ is now down to the final four. Two out of Minoru Fujita, Yasu Urano, SAGAT and FUMA will make it to the final on 7th July.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

1. Current Blast Death Match: Atsushi Onita Vs X
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs X

The next KO-D Openweight Title defence will be held in Kawasaki Stadium. The challenger is likely going to be the winner of King Of DDT 2021. The champion himself Jun Akiyama is entering the tournament and gets to nominate his challenger if he wins it. Akiyama has gone on record wanting to choose Sanshiro Takagi as his opponent so two wrestlers in their 50s will be fighting for the championship.

I guess if you’re going to do a major outdoor show at Kawasaki Stadium you have to have Atsushi Onita in an exploding ring death match. The venue will have two rings set up with one of them being used for the explosion match.

TAMURA and Raimu Imai from HEAT-UP will both be on the show. TAMURA is an 18 year veteran while Imai only turned professional last December.


“CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” Results

June 6, 2021

“CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena
4,800 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. STARTING BATTLE KICKOFF ~Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer 10-Woman Tag Match~ Kaya Toribami Debut Match: Mirai Maiumi, Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo defeated Nao Kakuta, Raku, Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami when Maiumi pinned Kiryu with the Lariat (12:29).
0. STARTING BATTLE ~ Staggered Admission Battle Royal: Antonio Honda defeated Masao Inoue with a School Boy (22:31).
Order Of Elimination: Yuna Manase, Makoto Oishi, Yusuke Okada, Shu Sakurai, Yuya Koroku, Yoshiaki Yatsu, Kazuki Hirata, Shuhei Taniguchi & Yuji Hino, Akitoshi Saito, Saki Akai, Mohammed Yone, Toru Owashi and Masao Inoue.
0. STARTING BATTLE MAIN ~ Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Yumehito Imanari defeated Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Shota when Iwasaki pinned Shota with the Vertical Drop Reverse DDT (8:43).
1. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Junta Miyawaki & Kinya Okada defeated Yuki Iino & Toui Kojima when Miyawaki submitted Kojima with a Cross Armbreaker (7:39).
2. 3 Way Tag Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao defeated Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe and Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino when Nakajima pinned Aino with the Diving Senton (8:04).
3. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Takashi Sugiura & Kazushi Sakuraba defeated Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine when Sugiura pinned Sasadango with the Olympic Slam (9:25).
4. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Masa Kitamiya defeated Hideki Okatani with the Jail Hold (2:25).
5. Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi defeated Hikari Noa, Mizuki & Yuki Arai when Itoh submitted Arai with the Itoh Punish (13:02).
6. Match Provided By NOAH: Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada & Hajime Ohara defeated Yoshinari Ogawa, HAYATA & Seiki Yoshioka when Harada pinned Yoshioka with the Katayama German Suplex (13:33).
7. Match Provided By DDT: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao (w/ Mad Paulie) defeated Chris Brookes, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Sasaki submitted MAO with the Crossover Facelock (14:36).
8. DDT Vs Kongo Full Scale 12-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Akito, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya defeated Kenoh, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Manabu Soya, Haoh, Nioh & Tadasuke when Takagi pinned Haoh with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (19:59).
9. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno defeated Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura when Ueno pinned Kiyomiya with the BME (17:51).
10. Princess Of Princess Title – Triple Main Event I: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Yuka Sakazaki with the Crash Rabbit Heat (16:36).
*V1 for Miyu Yamashita.
11. KO-D Openweight Title – Triple Main Event II: Jun Akiyama (c) defeated HARASHIMA by TKO with the Front Neck Lock (18:53).
*V3 for Jun Akiyama.
12. GHC Heavyweight Title – Triple Main Event III: Naomichi Marufuji defeated Keiji Muto (c) with the Tiger King Zero (23:30).
*Keiji Muto fails in V3. Naomichi Marufuji becomes the 35th GHC Heavyweight Champion!

The big supershow came and went without a hitch! DDT, NOAH, Tokyo Joshi Pro and Ganbare☆Pro all worked together to offer their best effort at Saitama Super Arena in front of 4,800 fans. When the three main events were done the three main champions of DDT, NOAH & TJPW entered the ring to thank the fans for coming to see them. Naomichi Marufuji said the CyberFight promotions will energize everyone with the power of pro wrestling. Jun Akiyama thanked everyone for attending even in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. He also thanked the fans watching on WRESTLE UNIVERSE. Last but not least Miyu Yamashita pointed out this was the largest crowd TJPW has performed in front of. She is certain that many people saw TJPW for the first time today and will be happy if any of them will stick around to see more. The entire cast of wrestlers gathered together on the stage for a massive group photo to close out the show.

Only one title changed hands out of the three main event championship matches. On the NOAH side, Marufuji won the GHC Heavyweight Title from Keiji Muto in what was called a “Genius Showdown”. Muto pulled out all the stops to try and win, going far enough to pull out the Moonsault that he retired three years ago! Just as shocking was Marufuji kicking out of the pin. He then got on the attack and unleashed all of his kicking and knee strikes on the champion. Muto tried to block what he could but he fell to the Tiger King Zero and the title now belongs to Marufuji.

DDT’s main event saw Akiyama choke out HARASHIMA to retain the KO-D Openweight Title. Akiyama entered the ring carrying the giant hammer commonly seen in DDT’s hardcore matches as a sign of loyalty to the company. HARASHIMA took the big risk of doing the Swan Dive Somato but Akiyama rolled out of the way. The champion then struck HARASHIMA with a Knee Kick and then dropped him with the Wrist Clutch Exploder. For weeks the Front Neck Lock was the finishing move used by both wrestlers so it was only fitting for Akiyama to sink it in on his opponent until the referee called for the bell. Backstage Akiyama said he has now defeated all of DDT’s icons. Next in line for him is whoever wins King Of DDT. If Akiyama wins the tournament then he promises to nominate Sanshiro Takagi so they can see which of them in their 50s is stronger.

Over at TJPW, Yamashita scored her first Princess Of Princess Title defence by beating Yuka Sakazaki. The match meant a lot to both wrestlers and they brought out their big moves. Sakazaki attempted the Magical Girl 450 Splash but missed, Yamashita hit the Skull Kick but was too tired to go for the pin allowing Sakazaki enough recovery time to reach for a rope break when she was pinned. Yamashita feigned a Crash Rabbit Heat to make Sakazaki flinch, then redirected herself to hit the move from another angle. With her opponent’s defence down, Yamashita hit the move proper for the victory. Yamashita tried to communicate with Sakazaki after the match but got a big slap across the face instead. Sakazaki stormed off while Yamashita celebrated with her title. Backstage Yamashita said she wants TJPW to push even further and aim for their own event at Sumo Hall.

The big DDT Vs NOAH match of the show provided the perfect storm to show two wrestlers going in opposite directions. DDT’s Yuki Ueno is having a banner year while NOAH’s Kaito Kiyomiya is currently going through a rough slump of results. The DDT’s team lived up to Konosuke Takeshita’s promise of getting an overwhelming win over Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura. Takeshita used his power to do a German Suplex to Kiyomiya and his own partner Ueno. A big Dropkick from Ueno to Kiyomiya’s face was the move that captured everyone’s attention and the Best Moonsault Ever sealed the deal. Both of the DDT wrestlers were impressed with Inamura’s power though. This might not be the last time they cross paths. Kiyomiya insists that this current run of bad results is just a passing point for him.

The spirit of DDT was on full display when they went into battle against Kongo. The DDT team led by Sanshiro Takagi were as motivated as ever after Kenoh called the company a place only for wrestlers with side jobs. They armed themselves with many of DDT’s signature weapons: the Dramatic Dream Cycle, the rotary drill, the big hammer and the strongest of them all… Yoshihiko! The big meeting in the ring was when Yukio Sakaguchi and Kenoh faced off. During the chaos Kenoh must have lost his mind because he decided to use the Dramatic Dream to run over Takagi on the ramp! He and Katsuhiko Nakajima continued to beat on Takagi when Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi came to the rescue. Sakaguchi hit Kenoh with the God’s Right Knee. Then, with Yoshihiko’s help, he caught Kenoh in the Sleeper Hold and held him back while Takagi pinned Haoh with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb. Takagi told Kenoh afterwards that he hates him but he will never force him to change his style. Every promotion in CyberFight can do the pro wrestling they want to do. There is only one goal and that is become the No. 1 pro wrestling power in the industry!

DDT’s offer match for the show was DAMNATION taking on the combined power of Chris Brookes & The 37KAMIINA in a trios match. MAO pulled out a firecracker but Daisuke Sasaki ducked and the pop hit Shunma Katsumata instead. DAMNATION went on a tear with Soma Takao using a Hurricanrana to Brookes out of the ring onto everyone outside, Tetsuya Endo then hitting a Swan Dive Shooting Star Press and even Mad Paulie getting involved behind the referee’s back. Sasaki finished MAO off with the Crossover Facelock to give DAMNATION the victory.

There were no heel turns in the NOAH Jr. Heavyweight match. I repeat, there were no heel turns in the NOAH Jr. Heavyweight match! The champion trio of Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada & Hajime Ohara went toe to toe against STINGER. Kotoge & Ohara cut off Yoshinari Ogawa & HAYATA outside the ring while Harada pinned Seiki Yoshioka with the Katayama German Suplex. Harada said it gives his team confidence to go into the match as champions and win.

The SKE48 idol Yuki Arai has gotten a lot of attention with her move into pro wrestling. Today was only her second match but it was still given a big spot on the card given it was her first bout in front of an audience. SKE48 graduate Jurina Matsui was in attendance to see her fight. Arai’s immediate rival Maki Itoh formed the Saitama Itoh Respect Army 2021 to steal the attention away from her. Having Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi on Itoh’s side worked out in the end because Arai almost pinned Itoh with the Finally (Axe Kick). They broke the count then got into a fight with Hikari Noa & Mizuki. With all of them out of the way, Itoh caught Arai in a Crab Hold then twisted it in a different angle to get the submission win. That version of the move is called the Itoh Punish. Jurina cheered her friend on when Arai was helped out of the ring by her partners.

One of the DDT Vs NOAH matches had Masa Kitamiya smash through Hideki Okatani in under three minutes. Okatani put up a fight in that short time but Suplexes, a Lariat and the Jail Hold resulted in Kitamiya getting his hand raised.

The unofficial SUGI & SAKU Titles match is one that Takashi Sugiura will not remember fondly in years to come. Probably not the weirdest thing Kazushi Sakuraba has ever been a part of though, to be honest. Sugiura & Sakuraba wrestled most of the match wearing their custom Super Strong Machine masks anyway. Before the match began, Super Sasadango Machine held a PowerPoint presentation titled “How To Beat Sugiura & Sakuraba”. You cannot beat them under normal conditions but Sugiura-gun are also not used to fighting against comedy wrestlers. The plan then is to make them laugh to throw them off their game. Sasadango brought out plastic bats to play a Guru Guru spinning game but Sugiura attacked him with it instead. Danshoku Dieno wore a mask of actress Takako Tokiwa’s face to seduce Sakuraba but his trap was foiled by an Ankle Lock. Sasadango unmasked in a moment that looked serious, but it was just so he could wear pantyhose on his head. Sugiura was then forced to wear pantyhose over his head too. He pinned Sasadango to end the bout and then apologised to the fans for having them watch a shit match.

The TJPW 3 Way Tag Match involved three teams all in position to get a future Princess Tag Team Titles shot. Kyoraku Kyomei warned that Shoko Nakajima was going to destroy Saitama Super Arena in a kaiju rampage but Hyper Misao would immediately fix it afterwards like the hero she is. The match went wild with Daydream and The Bakuretsu Sisters also involved. Kyoraku Kyomei came out on top in the end. Rika Tatsumi argued that Daydream still won because she and Miu Watanabe did not get pinned. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino said they still had fun despite Aino dropping the fall.

Yuki Iino revealed a new pink wrestling outfit when he came out for the opening match. The NOAH team of Junta Miyawaki & Kinya Okada were determined to start the show off on the right track for their company. Miyawaki made Toui Kojima tap out to get his team the win. Kojima ended up with a dislocated left elbow at some point but continued to fight until the end.

The STARTING BATTLE pre-show consisted of three matches and was home to Ganpro’s matches on the day. The headline bout of this section had Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Yumehito Imanari defeat Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Shota. Everyone involved treated the match as if they were fighting to become the hero of Saitama Super Arena. Iwasaki got the pin and said he is ready to fight with anyone in Ganpro and was proud to do his thing inside this building. Ohka closed out this portion of the show by shouting “We are Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling!”

Antonio Honda was the last person standing in the Battle Royal. The match featured the return to the ring of Yoshiaki Yatsu for the first time in two years. He wrestled with his specailly made prosthetic foot after his right leg was amputated due to worsening diabetes. Yatsu was the first entrant in the match so he wasn’t taking things easy. Wrestlers from DDT, NOAH and Ganpro filled the ring and in the end, Honda used the power of Gongitsune to guide his way to victory.

The very first match of the day was the debut match of TJPW’s newest wrestler, Kaya Toribami. There was very little information about the masked woman given out and a solid performance in the ring today raises some questions. Is this somebody who already has wrestling experience going incognito? For the rest of the field, they could hardly contain themselves to perform in a major venue.


Video – Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA Double Title Match From “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!”

June 3, 2021

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG GATHERING!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
5,869 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

BLACK OUT Presents – KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)


CyberFight Festival Title Match Order, Heaven Summit Round 2, Additional Attack

May 18, 2021

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 THE FINAL!!”, 27/05/2021
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match: Keigo Nakamura & Yuya Koroku Vs Hideki Okatani & Toui Kojima
1. DDT Variety Team Beat The Ultimate Tag League!: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Iino
2. Yuki Ueno, Chris Brookes & MAO Vs Akito, Yukio Naya & Yusuke Okada
3. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
4. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino
5. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

As we head into the final stretch of the Ultimate Tag League, the rest of the undercard is being given to the portion of the roster known as the DDT Variety Team.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2021 TOUR IN FUKUOKA (NOON)”, 29/05/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Soma Takao Vs Yukio Naya
2. Yuki Ueno & Shunma Katsumata Vs Akito & Yuto Aijima
3. Only Because It Is! DDT Variety Team Specialty Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yuki Iino Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
4. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi, Yusuke Okada & Keigo Nakamura
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Yuji Hino Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Tenjin Specialty! Parental Misfortune Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes Vs Konosuke Takeshita & MAO

He hasn’t been wrestling much lately but Sanshiro Takagi will shake off any ring rust he has before “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” the only way he knows how. Through comedy matches.

GANBARE☆PRO “TRUE ROMANCE 2021”, 29/05/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ganpro Survival Tag Match – Ohka-gun Vs Ishii-gun: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Shota & Yuna Mizumori Vs Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie, Kouki Iwasaki & HARUKAZE
2. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Asuka, Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga (c) Vs Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai

Yuna Manase has pulled out of the Survival Tag Match after injuring her left knee during training. Yuna Mizumori from Gatoh Move/ChocoPro takes her place.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2021 TOUR IN FUKUOKA (NIGHT)”, 29/05/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda & Yukio Naya
2. Chris Brookes & Danshoku Dieno Vs Toru Owashi & Hideki Okatani
3. Soma Takao & Azul Dragon Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Iino
4. DAMNATION Vs The 37KAMIINA: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Yuji Hino Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Tenjin Specialty! Oyakoko Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Akito

The DDT UNIVERSAL Title match headlines the second half of the Fukuoka doubleheader.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2021 TOUR IN KUMAMOTO”, 30/05/2021
Kumamoto Castle Hall Civic Hall

1. MAO Vs Yuki Iino
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Antonio Honda
3. Kumamoto Specialty! Horse Sashimi, Mustard Renkon, Taipien 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Shunma Katsumata
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Shinya Aoki & Yukio Naya
5. Burn, The Land Of Fire! Burn, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata

If there is money involved in the 3 Way Match then Daisuke Sasaki will be motivated.

BASARA “BASARA 158 ~THE 11TH FOX PRINCE~”, 05/06/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2A: Minoru Fujita Vs Daiki Shimomura

Only one Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ match is happening on this show because Fuminori Abe Vs Takuya Nomura ended in a time limit draw, eliminating both of them from the tournament. Yasu Urano receives a bye straight to the semi-finals because of this. Daiki Shimomura is coming off of the biggest upset in Round 1, beating two time Itadaki winner Ryota Nakatsu. However that was under 2 Count Rules. Can he do the same against the veteran Minoru Fujita under the normal ruleset?

BASARA “BASARA 159 ~THE 12TH FOX PRINCE~”, 05/06/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2C: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs SAGAT
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2D: FUMA Vs Isami Kodaka

The other half of the bracket isn’t missing anything. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi is freshly motivated coming off of his 10th Anniversary show and his win over Takumi Tsukamoto in Round 1. His former ally SAGAT with his wild fighting style is waiting for him next. Meanwhile the Isami Kodaka versus FUMA rivalry is reignited with their latest battle coming up.

DDT/NOAH/TOKYO JOSHI PRO/GANBARE☆PRO “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena

0. STARTING BATTLE KICKOFF ~Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer 10-Woman Tag Match~: Mirai Maiumi, Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo Vs Nao Kakuta, Raku, Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & X
0. STARTING BATTLE ~ Staggered Admission Battle Royal: Yoshiaki Yatsu Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yusuke Okada Vs Yuya Koroku Vs Yuji Hino Vs Yuna Manase Vs Shu Sakurai Vs NOAH Wrestlers TBA
0. STARTING BATTLE MAIN ~ Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishhi & Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Yumehito Imanari
1. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Yuki Iino, Keigo Nakamura & Toui Kojima Vs Junta Miyawaki, Kinya Okada & Yasutaka Yano
2. Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Hikari Noa, Mizuki & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi
3. 3 Way Tag Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
4. Match Provided By NOAH: Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada & Hajime Ohara Vs Yoshinari Ogawa, HAYATA & Seiki Yoshioka
5. Match Provided By DDT: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao (w/ Mad Paulie) Vs Chris Brookes, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. DDT Vs Kongo Full Scale 14-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Akito, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura, Yukio Naya & Hideki Okatani Vs Kenoh, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Masa Kitamiya, Manabu Soya, Haoh, Nioh & Tadasuke
7. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine Vs NOAH X & NOAH X
8. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura
9. Princess Of Princess Title – Triple Main Event I: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
10. KO-D Openweight Title – Triple Main Event II: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs HARASHIMA
11. GHC Heavyweight Title – Triple Main Event III: Keiji Muto (c) Vs Naomichi Marufuji

The contracts have been signed for the three championship matches. The match order was decided by measuring the career achievements of the three current champions. That means the GHC Heavyweight Title match will be the last match on the show, the KO-D Openweight Title match will be before the GHC match and the Princess Of Princess Title match will be before the KO-D match.

Super Sasadango Machine tried to invade the NOAH show at Korakuen Hall on Saturday to negotiate who he will fight at Saitama Super Arena. Unfortunately he doesn’t understand how wrestlers are able to crash other companies and couldn’t get past the entrance because he had no ticket for the show.

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

1. International Princess Title: Hikari Noa (c) Vs Marika Kobashi
2. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh

Maki Itoh has a grand vision for 121000000. She wants herself and Miyu Yamashita to hold all the championships in Tokyo Joshi Pro. Yamashita can have the Princess Title, Itoh can get back the International Princess Title and they will also take one Princess Tag Team Title belt each. Now comes the tough job, beating NEO Biishiki-gun. They did it once before in February but NEO Biishiki-gun got their win back in the Max Heart Tournament final a month later. Time for the rubber match!

Now 20 years old, Marika Kobashi is challenging for her first singles title to prove she has grown up. There is some jealousy behind the move because she didn’t like seeing Hikari Noa win the IP Title before she did.

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

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Winner Of Match 2A Vs Yasu Urano
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Winner Of Match 2C Vs Winner Of Match 2D

Urano waits for the winner of Fujita Vs Shimomura.


Video – Akiyama Vs Dieno For The KO-D Title!

May 11, 2021

DDT “APRIL FOOL 2021”, 11/04/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
650 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno


Video – Akiyama Vs Higuchi For The KO-D Title!

April 27, 2021

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2021 ~DDT 24TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 28/03/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
669 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi


Video – Takeshita Vs Cabana For The KO-D Title From 2017

April 14, 2021

DDT “NEVER MIND 2017”, 24/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,017 Fans – No Vacancy

KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Colt Cabana