DDT “NEVER MIND 2017” Results

December 24, 2017

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

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie defeated Gota Ihashi with the Reverse Splash (5:08).
1. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Okuda defeated Soma Takao & Daiki Shimomura when Okuda submitted Shimomura with a Grounded Manjigatame (8:58).
2. T2HiJoshi Vs Tokyo Joshi Pro Fight!: Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Yuna Manase defeated Francoise☆Takagi, Margaret★Owashi & Kazuko Hirata when Yamashita pinned Hirata with the Crash Rabbit Heat (9:07).
2a. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Ichiko Hirata defeated Miyu Yamashita (c) with a Stunner (12:36).
*Ichiko Hirata becomes the 1,277th champion.
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai defeated Keisuke Ishii, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Tomoya & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the Purgatory (5:47).
4. NωA, If You Lose Immediately Withdraw Dissolution Special: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda when Oishi submitted Honda with a Triangle Choke (10:30).
5. Hasta La Vista, Diego! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Diego, Akito & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase & Rekka when Diego pinned Rekka with the V.H.S (11:59).
5a. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Diego defeated Ichiko Hirata (c) with the V.H.S (1:31 pm).
*Diego becomes the 1,278th champion.
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when HARASHIMA pinned Sasaki with the Somato (18:47).
*V5 for HarashiMarufuji.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Colt Cabana with the Roll Through German Suplex (22:23).
*V10 for Konosuke Takeshita.

On Christmas Eve Konosuke Takeshita was given a tricky challenger for his final KO-D Openweignt Title defence of 2017. Colt Cabana made a brief visit to DDT back in February but impressed the company enough to be granted a championship match for his return. Cabana played mind games early on by loosening up leaving the ring to play around with a photographer, loosening a turnbuckle pad and calling for the audience to be quiet so he could yell in Takeshita’s face. Takeshita kicked out of the Superman Dive clutch that Cabana used to win his other DDT matches. The finish came when Cabana missed a Moonsault from the top rope. Takeshita grabbed Cabana from behind and pushed him into the loose turnbuckle. Cabana tried to hang on to the turnbuckle but it slipped from his hands. Takeshita then rolled him into the German Suplex to get the three count. After the match the two thanked each other. Cabana said he hopes to win the title next time DDT gives him a shot but he knows that won’t happen until he is in his fifties.

Before the show was over Takeshita asked Producer Danshoku Dino a few questions about the D-King Grand Prix next month. The prize is a KO-D Title shot at “JUDGEMENT 2018” in Sumo Hall on 25th March. Since Takeshita will be the champion for the entire tournament he wants to know what he gets if he wins. Does he nominate his challenger? Dino said yes but the grand prize is not just about a title match. Dino’s vision for the Grand Prix is the winner will be cast in DDT’s leading role for all of 2018. That’s why there are so many wrestlers entering the tournament aiming to take Takeshita down.

HarashiMarufuji survived a close call against DAMNATION to keep the KO-D Tag Team Titles. A Thrust Kick from Naomichi Marufuji caught HARASHIMA by mistake. Daisuke Sasaki capitalised with a Hurricanrana but only got a nearfall out of it. Sasaki went for La Mistica Cross Facelock but HARASHIMA did his best to resist it. The struggle lasted long enough for Marufuji to get back in and this time find his target with another Thrust Kick. He then got rid of Tetsuya Endo with the Shiranui. Sasaki still showed signs of life by kicking out of a High Kick/Thrust Kick combo but HARASHIMA put him down for good with the Somato. Backstage Marufuji told HARASHIMA afterwards he will be at Sumo Hall in March for “JUDGEMENT 2018”. He will cheer for HARASHIMA to win the D-King Grand Prix. Sasaki’s post-match comments were that he never believed in God until now. After the match he just had he feels like he was called up to Heaven. He then snapped out of this realisation and shouted at everyone.

For Diego’s last match in DDT for now, he got to pick up the win. The final moments in the 6-Man Tag bout came down to him and Rekka. Diego got the better of Rekka with the V.H.S. Afterwards the entire roster filled the ring to say goodbye to Diego. Akito asked him not to cry because he wanted him to leave DDT with a smile. He said everyone was suspicious of who Diego was when he came to Japan five years ago but since then he has grown into a fine pro wrestler with plenty of cheering fans. Akito wants Diego to wrestle forever no matter where he goes. Then maybe someday Akito will go to Chile to wrestle him. Diego said after five years in Japan he made loads of friends and he thanks all of them for taking care of him.

During the goodbyes the new Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion, Kazuko Hirata approached Diego to get a handshake. Diego instead gave Hirata the V.H.S and pinned him. Diego is now going back to Chile with the Iron Man Title!

Makoto Oishi started celebrating Christmas early by drinking champagne before the NωA’s vital match against Danshoku Dino and his cronies. It didn’t matter to Oishi that the bottle had a skull and bones warning on it. That is until a video of Dino looking for the bottle played on the screen. It turns out the drink was actually a laxative! Whoever drinks it gets cramps for 10 minutes then their stomach explodes. Dino and his team’s entrance took 2 minutes to complete so by the time the match began Oishi had 8 minutes to wrestle and then find a toilet. It didn’t help that Dino’s team all wasted time and targeted Oishi’s stomach throughout the match. Oh and Super Sasadango Machine was dressed as Santa Claus the whole time. When Oishi finally tagged out he fled ringside in search of the nearest restroom. He heroically returned with toilet roll and directed the rest of NωA to fight back. Unfortunately a Double Dropkick from Shunma Katsumata & MAO missed Antonio Honda and hit Oishi in the stomach instead. Time slowed down, the room went dark and “Ave Maria” played over the speakers. The worst had happened. Oishi waved to the audience and tried to leave but no one would let him. However this turned out to be an advantage because the bad smell coming from Oishi repulsed everyone into unconsciousness. Oishi then put Honda in a Triangle Choke (this is still happening in slow motion) to make him tap out from the smell. Dino wouldn’t accept the result and challenged NωA to another high stakes match on 3rd January. If NωA loses then their idol group must stay together. This time Dino has found two high class warriors who hate idols to team with him. It’s the Brahman Brothers!

Shuten-dōji all wore Santa outfits for their match. Tomomitsu Matsunaga didn’t like Saki Akai’s outfit and said she didn’t look cute at all in it.

T2HiJoshi, the “female relatives” of T2Hide were brought in to challenge Tokyo Joshi Pro mainly so they could beat Miyu Yamashita and take the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Yuka Sakazaki embarrassed Margaret★Owashi by pulling down her dress. Yuna Manase grabbed Francoise☆Takagi by the hair for a Snapmare but accidentally pulled the wig off. Kazuko Hirata made everyone wear Hirata GO! glasses for a dance but was pinned by Yamashita. After the match Hirata admitted Yamashita was superior and asked for a handshake. It was a ruse and Hirata gave Yamashita a Stunner to win the Iron Man Title. He later lost it to Diego.

At intermission both teams held separate meet and greet for fans next to each other. According to DDT both of them were sold out.

When Keisuke Okuda was done stretching Daiki Shimomura with the Manjigatame to win the opening match, he swiftly kicked him on the ground afterwards and gave him the middle finger. Shigehiro Irie ignored Okuda’s behaviour and bowed to the audience. This is because Irie will be taking another overseas excursion in January and will be gone from DDT for a while.

Gota Ihashi thought he had the size to stand up to Mad Paulie. He didn’t. Paulie hammered him with blows and pinned him with the Reverse Splash.

Earlier in the year, Saki Akai won a match that gave her the power to be DDT General Manager for one day. Since then nothing had come from it but today Akai finally announced her plan. She is using the power to run a self-produce show in Shinjuku FACE on 14th March. Hisaya Imabayashi handed over his old Amon Tsumuri afro which in this situation is the symbol of the old GM role in DDT. Akai begrudgingly wore it to pose for photos then threw it away.

At the end of the show a bunch of wrestlers commented on the year they had in DDT. HARASHIMA only won one championship this year. However he starts 2018 with the KO-D Tag Titles so he is already on track to make his 2018 better than his 2017. Marufuji said his time in DDT was normal and good. He is disappointed that HarashiMarufuji did not win the Tokyo Sports Best Tag Team Award. Winning that award will be his DDT goal in 2018. Cabana wanted to say something but his microphone was cut off. KUDO wants to welcome the new year with a successful KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence. Nobuhiro Shimatani interrupted Sanshiro Takagi to say he will win every tournament and championship next year. Kazuki Hirata kicked Shimatani away and called him annoying. Hirata said he wants 2018 to be the year of Hirata. He was then stomped on by everybody else. Takagi finally got to speak and reflected on DDT’s shows in Saitama Super Arena and Sumo Hall. He then brought up their sale to CyberAgent. But there were no major changes in December. He promised DDT will walk with the fans all over the next year. Takeshita gave the final word. DDT won’t change even under new ownership. They will continue to entertain the fans as much as possible and he will be the champion as they do so.

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Best Western Lariat Series Concludes, FUMA FEST, Ohka Gambles It All

November 28, 2017

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada Vs Kenou & Hajime Ohara
5. Impact X Division Title: Taiji Ishimori (c) Vs Mike Bailey
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

The show is taking place while I am typing this so let me take this time to tell you a fact about the venue. Did you know that Crazy SKB from Triple Six was barred from Differ Ariake when he destroyed equipment and broke into the NOAH offices located inside the building during a show?

DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!”, 01/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Koda Umeda & Yuki Ueno
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Okuda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura
4. Danshoku P Thanksgiving Year End!: Danshoku Dino, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Adios Diego! Special Single Match: Diego Vs Dick Togo
6. ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
7. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & TAKA Michinoku Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Daisuke Sasaki has a lot on his hands when it comes to the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. He has challengers coming elsewhere but the wrestler he wants to defend the title against most is TAKA Michinoku. Maybe he’ll get what he wants when TAKA comes to DDT.

DDT “BEST WESTERN LARIAT SERIES 2017 YEAR END CHANDELIER WRESTLING FINAL RACE”, 03/12/2017
Tokyo Best Western Rembrandt Hotel Tokyo Machida

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Keisuke Ishii, Rekka & Mizuki Watase
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
5. Danshoku P Lunchtime Wrestling Delivering With Sensibility: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Cherry Vs Toru Owashi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Saki Akai
6. You Can Enjoy Meals And Wrestling In Machida! Lunchtime Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki

The Best Westen Lariat Series 2017 continues with it’s second show… eleven months after the first one… This really wasn’t much of a series was it?

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~」”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Nakatsu Dickinson Vs Takato Nakano
2. Ricky Fuji Vs Ryuselmo Sekine
3. Jinbeizamen Vs Yngwie Malmsteen
4. Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
5. Goregrind Match: FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

FUMA wants his match with Jun Kasai to be violent but it needs to be more radical than just a Hardcore Match. So he has created the Goregrind Match. It’s a Hardcore Match with Heavy Metal weapons involved. FUMA describes it as a brutal kind of Death (Metal) Match. FUMA will also be performing vocals for Dragon’s Den during the concert portion of the show.

Jinbeizamen will be coming out to a cover of the Accept song “Fast As A Shark” performed by Crucified.

Nakatsu Dickinson is Ryota Nakatsu doing an impersonation of Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden. In Match #2, Ryuselmo Sekine is Ryuichi Sekine as Phil Anselmo from Pantera.

BASARA “VAJRA 54 ~FEAST~”, 14/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

Isami Kodaka was ready to store away the Union MAX Title until March 2018 until Fuminori Abe came out to challenge him.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BURNIN’ X’MAS 2017”, 20/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Defeat The Shabby Thick Makeup!: HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 1 ~Suyama Suyama Indies Dream~: Shota & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 2 ~Strongest Amateur Vs Jetty Whirlwind~: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Tetsuya Endo
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 3 ~Bet On All~: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Ken Ohka

It’s reached the point where it is all or nothing for Ken Ohka and Ganbare☆Wrestling. He is willing to put everything on the line against Daisuke Sasaki to win back the Independent Jr. Title. His marriage, his family, his remaining wealth and Ganpuro itself are all at risk! But a gamble this big against an opponent so uncaring has caught the attention of the rest of DAMNATION so now they are coming along for the ride!

Sumire Natsu has beaten HARUKAZE in two straight matches but both wins were under shady circumstances. Natsu only accepted one more rematch when she made Ohka pay for her bullet train tickets to and from the show. Also if Natsu wins then she will replace HARUKAZE as the regular women’s wrestler on the Ganpuro roster. Ohka has gotten his own little dig in against Natsu by giving her the nickname “Shabby Thick Makeup”.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2017”, 24/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Colt Cabana

DAMNATION are next to challenge HarashiMarufuji.

BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA PRO WRESTLING ~ THE THIRD SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI”, 28/09/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. BASARA Offer Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuchi, SAGAT, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu, Daichi Kazato & Takato Nakano

The 3rd Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament will make up the majority of this card. The entrants announced so far are Yasu Urano (1st Winner), Isami Kodaka (2nd Winner), Naoki Tanizaki, Yuko Miyamoto, Riho, Hideki Suzuki and Fuminori Abe.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING VOL. 2”, 30/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Runaway Gigantic Combination V Baka Brothers! Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei

This is the show DAMNATION gets to book for winning this year’s Dramatic General Election. The first match announced is two big lads versus two messy boys.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’18”, 04/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Maki Ito Vs Danshoku Dino
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Mizuki & X
3. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

If Miyu Yamashita is still the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion come showtime then that belt will of course also be on the line in the main event.

A new member of the Ito Respect Corps will be revealed as Mizuki’s tag partner.

Veda Scott will be on the show.


DDT “UCHIKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017” Results

November 23, 2017

DDT “UCHIKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,271 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Paulie Buster (3:04).
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda defeated Yuki Ueno with the Umeda Driver (5:06).
2. King’s Game The Animation Infomercial Match – Irregular Battle Royal: Kazuki Hirata defeated Danshoku Dino by Mission Failure (7:35).
2a. Mizuki Watase was eliminated by Mission Failure – Slap Hirata (3:53).
2b. Nobuhiro Shimatani and Saki Akai were eliminated by Mission Failure – Kiss Me (5:02).
2c. Koji Yoshida was eliminated by Mission Failure – Strike With Lariat (6:05).
2d. Danshoku Dino was eliminated by Mission Failure – Do Not Show Your Ass (7:35).
3. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego and Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka when Sakaguchi submitted Rekka with the Cobra Clutch (6:01).
4. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Shiro Koshinaka, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda when LiLiCo pinned Honda after the Fire Spear from Ohka (8:06).
*V1 for Makoto Oishi, LiLiCo, Lady Beard, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka.
5. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo defeated Mike Bailey with a Green Tea Plunge Switchback (10:02).
6. DDT Extreme Title – No DQ Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Soma Takao by Referee Stoppage with the Crossover Facelock (18:24).
*V8 for Daisuke Sasaki.
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when HARASHIMA pinned Akito with the Somato (24:01).
*V4 for HarashiMarufuji.

There were two stories to keep an eye on in the main event. One was the first meeting between Konosuke Takeshita and Naomichi Marufuji. But the other that led to the match result was HARASHIMA getting a measure of revenge on Akito after losing to him earlier this month. Takeshita and Marufuji took each other out of the match late. Takeshita hit the Knee Strike but Marufuji fired back with the Tiger King. Akito locked HARASHIMA in a European Clutch again but this time HARASHIMA kicked out. Akito kicked him afterwards but all it did was made HARASHIMA angry. In response HARASHIKA kicked Akito until Akito was knocked out. From there HARASHIMA hit the Somato and that was it. Marufuji praised the challengers afterwards for providing them with a highly tense match. He called Akito a wonderful wrestler and told Takeshita he would like to fight him again.

When ALL OUT left the ring, DAMNATION appeared to declare themselves as the next challengers for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Tetsuya Endo told the champions there are two geniuses in pro wrestling: himself and Daisuke Sasaki! HARASHIMA accepted the challenge and told Marufuji the next DDT show in Korakuen Hall is on Christmas Eve. It took some discussion for Marufuji to accept because he already has plans that day but he agreed to be there.

Chairs, steel basins and plastic boxes were all used in violent fashion during the No DQ Match. Soma Takao broke the plastic box over Sasaki’s head then hit a Diving Double Stomp while Sasaki was buried beneath a pile of chairs. Sasaki brought in handcuffs but he ended up wearing them instead. Tetsuya Endo and Mad Paulie eventually freed him but they took some chair shots from Takao during the process. Sasaki gave Takao the Vietnam Driver II onto the basin for a nearfall. Sasaki then locked in the Crossover Facelock until Takao lost consciousness. The referee called for the bell and rewarded the match to Sasaki. With this result Sasaki has now tied the record for most DDT Extreme Title defences in a single reign.

Dodgy translations aside, Mike Bailey had a clear plan put in place against Tetsuya Endo. Bailey thinks he is the calmer of the two so if he could make Endo mad, he can then use it to his advantage. Bailey intentionally left his guard open at the start by bowing to Endo. Endo didn’t fall for the trap. Instead he bowed back. Endo’s ability to match Bailey’s calmness with his own was the deciding factor. Bailey kicked out of the Tetsuya In The Sky and dodged away from the Shooting Star Press. But when it was his turn to fire back, Endo used Bailey’s momentum from the Green Tea Plunge to roll on top of him for the sudden three count. Whatever tension that existed between the two seems to have vanished after the match because they bowed to each other again. Bailey is taking the loss in his stride. He was hoping to win and go into his upcoming Impact X Division Title match against Taiji Ishimori at the Differ Cup with a lot of momentum. Instead he is going into the match as the clear underdog.

Super Sasadango Machine laid out his plans to beat the YaroZ in the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles match. He singled out Shiro Koshinaka as the biggest threat on the challenger team. In order to beat YaroZ, the champions will have to destroy Koshinaka’s greatest weapon. His ass! So a special rule was put in place. If anybody laughs during the match, they must take a baseball bat swing to the ass. The goal is to make Koshinaka laugh. Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno and Daiki Shimomura appeared dressed in black bodysuits carrying bats to attack any wrestler who laughed. Some of the others had some surprises in store to make Koshinaka laugh. Sasadango swapped places and costumes with the referee, LiLiCo was very aggressive with her shouting and everyone piled onto Sanshiro Takagi to stop him from doing the Spiccoli Driver. Takagi collapsed with back pain so Antonio Honda called for a doctor. Ultraman Robin appeared wearing a medical coat and he helped bring Takagi back to the locker room. He was interrupted by Yuki Iino dressed as a nurse. Iino decided that Takagi needed mouth to mouth resuscitation. It worked, Takagi regained consciousness and yelled at Iino not to use his tongue. Back in the ring the batsmen continued to attacked those who laughed but everyone noticed there was now a fourth batsman. It was Shinjiro Otani! He even used his bat the same way he does his Facewash Kicks in the corner. Honda stopped the match so he could talk about Gon, The Little Fox but he mixed it up with Fist Of The North Star. This made Koshinaka smirk and that was enough for him to get attacked. However Koshinaka shrugged off the bat shots and attacked the batmen and the others with Hip Attacks. Honda held LiLiCo in place for Koshinaka to hit the Super Hip Attack but LiLiCo moved out of the way. Honda got hit instead and he was then hit by Ken Ohka’s Fire Spear. LiLiCo climbed on top of Honda for the three count and a first successful defence of the 10-Man Titles. In the post-match interview Sasadango opened up a challenge for any fivesome in Japan to come over and face them. Big Japan, K-DOJO, WRESTLE-1, even All Japan or NOAH. Come on over!

A wild mix of teams were put together into a 3 Way Trios match. Diego was put with NωA and he filmed their entrance on his phone. Shunma Katsumata & MAO wiped out most of the field with stereo Suicide Dives but Shuten-dōji got away from them unscathed. That gave Yukio Sakaguchi the chance to pick apart Rekka and win the match for Shuten-dōji.

The King’s Game match featured plenty of surprises and suspense for the wrestlers involved. The match was overlooked by four of the voice actresses from the show. They spoke in-character and announced missions for the wrestlers to complete during the match. If anyone failed a mission they would be eliminated by death! The first twist came when the match was changed from a 5-on-1 Handicap Match into an all against each other Battle Royal. The first mission was to perform a throwing technique within 30 seconds. Everyone passed. Kazuki Hirata was about to dance when he was told dancing was prohibited by one of the other missions. The next mission was to slap Hirata within 30 seconds. Everyone did it except for Mizuki Watase. When the time expired the lights went out for a moment. When they came back on Watase spat blood out of his mouth and collapsed dead. He was out. The next mission was for the wrestlers to kiss each other. Danshoku Dino gladly kissed Koji Yoshida but Saki Akai hesitated to do the same with Nobuhiro Shimatani. They almost went through with it but Akai instead slapped him at the last second. The time expired, both of them spat out blood and they died. The next mission was to hit a Lariat. Yoshida failed and died. Lastly, Dino was instructed not to expose his ass. Hirata pulled down Dino’s tights and that was enough for Dino to fail the mission. He died and Hirata was declared the winner! Hirata danced to celebrate only to discover that his No Dancing mission was still active. Blood burst out of his mouth and he died to end the segment.

In his first singles match back from injury, Kota Umeda was victorious over Yuki Ueno. A Brainbuster, a Penalty Kick and the Umeda Driver scored him the win.

Mad Paulie made easy work of Daiki Shimomura in the dark match. The only time he was threatened with defeat was from a Missile Dropkick and a School Boy. After that Paulie lifted Shimomura up for an Argentine Backbreaker then put him away with the Paulie Buster.

Shuten-dōji are the subjects of the new DDT PREMIUM PHOTO book released at the show. Masahiro Takanashi was embarrassed when one of his sexy photos was shown on the screen and asked for the segment to be clipped out of the broadcast. KUDO’s picture was of him taking a batch and Sakaguchi’s was of him wearing only a fundoshi. He hopes those who buy the book will enjoy it “with a sense of comfort”.

The two block entries for the D-King Grand Prix were released. Block A contains Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA, Tetsuya Endo, Keisuke Ishii, Masahiro Takanashi, Joey Ryan and Jiro Kuroshio. Block B contains Daisuke Sasaki, Yukio Sakaguchi, Soma Takao, Akito, Kazusada Higuchi, Mike Bailey and Shuji Ishikawa.

Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama will team up to face the Brahman Brothers at “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING VOL. 2” in Korakuen Hall on 30th December.

Diego’s farewell match will be against Dick Togo on 1st December.

“RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” is scheduled for 21st October next year.


Korakuen Tomorrow, Speedball Gets X Division Title Shot, ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji

November 22, 2017

DDT “UCHIKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
3. King’s Game The Animation Infomercial Match – 1 Vs 5 Handicap Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata, Koji Yoshida, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Saki Akai
4. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shiro Koshinaka, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title – No DQ Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

Akito has been frustrating HARASHIMA in their recent matches together with a pinfall victory being the most embarrassing for the KO-D Tag Team Champion. In more violent scenes, Daisuke Sasaki and Soma Takao have been throwing chairs at each other as their hatred grows between them.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES SHINJUKU”, 23/11/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Maho Kurone Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Marika Kobashi
3. Hyper Misao Return Match: Hyper Misao Vs Rika Tatsumi
4. Saki-sama Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Next Challenger & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase

The first ever defence of the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles headlines this show. We will also find out who out of Yuu and Miyu Yamashita will face Reika Saiki in the Korakuen Hall main event on 4th January.

DDT “BIG HOUSE ARROW HOMETOWN 2017”, 25/11/2017
Toyama Takaoka Coeur

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi & MAO
3. Akito Vs Shunma Katsumata
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
5. ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji!: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. Tale Of Toyama – Ken Ohka’s Triumphant Return! Takaoka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Ken Ohka Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Team OsaCanada of Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey have been doing very well together since they formed. Maybe a win over Danshoku Dino’s team will convince the producer to give them a Tag Team Title shot somewhere down the line.

DDT “I WANT TO SPREAD THE WINGS AND FLY 2017”, 26/11/2017
Yamagata Big Wing

1. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata
2. The Yaro Full Of YaroZ Full Conflict!: Toru Owashi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
3. Gorgeous Matsuno Debut In Yamagata 15th Anniversary Special Single Match: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Keisuke Ishii, Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
5. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
6. You And I Next To Yellow Cherries! Yamagata Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda

ALL OUT and Shuten-dōji are being put into a few preview matches to build up their upcoming championship match in Hakata.

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada Vs Kenou & Hajime Ohara
5. Impact X Division Title: Taiji Ishimori (c) Vs Mike Bailey
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

Mike Bailey has been granted a shot at the Impact X Division Championship against the new champion Taiji Ishimori. Originally Bailey asked for the title match if he could beat Ishimori but his use of Google Translate to send the request was misunderstood. Ishimori took the message as an immediate challenge and agreed to put the X Division Title on the line at Differ Ariake. Bailey realises how important this match now is for him. He looks up to Ishimori and he is honored to be getting such a big opportunity.

DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!”, 01/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

Kazuki Hirata was promised a championship match for beating Danshoku Dino over the weekend. Be careful what you wish for because he didn’t get exactly what he wanted.

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2017”, 10/12/2017
Hakata Star Lane

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

KUDO appreciates ALL OUT for keeping the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles warm but Shuten-dōji want their championship back. They had to vacate the titles in October because of KUDO’s injury.

Yuto Aijima and Azul Dragon will be on the show.


ALL OUT Vs Smile Squash, Other November Cards

November 8, 2017

DNA “DNA 38”, 09/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Rekka Vs Makoto Oishi
2. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Daiki Shimomura
3. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda
4. Mizuki Watase Vs Akira Jo
5. Shunma Katsumata & Diego Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
6. Kota Umeda Return Match: Kota Umeda & MAO Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo

Yuki Iino has been out of action for the last month because of an old elbow injury from his days playing rugby. After a medical examination it was discovered Iino fractured a ligament in his elbow and also has damage on the right side of his ulnar nerve. He will continue to miss shows for the time being. The earliest prediction of his return is in three months time but that is likely to change.

DDT “KEISUKE ISHII BOX OFFICE PINK KNEEL KICK 2017 ~GOOD DAY’S TRAVEL~”, 11/11/2017
Tokorozawa Citizen Gymnasium Sub-Arena

1. Monbetsu Cannon Vs Shimatani’s Small Rifle: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Danshoku Dino, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Fresh Ariyama Greengrocer Cup Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Mad Paulie Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Diego
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Diego recently won his first proper championship in DDT. He has his sights on one more title before he heads home to Chile in December. Diego is hoping to beat Daisuke Sasaki again, this time to win the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title.

There is a 28cm height difference between Kazusada Higuchi and Nobuhiro Shimatani. That’s the selling point of their match.

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2017”, 12/11/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Memory Of Wonderful Wrestler Vs Gongitsune!: Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
5. The Best One Is Shiroishi City! No, It Is Osaki City! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki

ALL OUT Vs Smile Squash sets up the rest of the month for DDT.

DDT “HEISEI DAIMYO DRAMATIC-KUN 2017”, 18/11/2017
Shizuoka Create Hamamatsu

1. Hungry Black Trout Vs Tentative Fierce Fighter: Akito Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Naomi Yoshimura
3. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao, Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey
6. Hanamatsu Specialty! If You Do Not Sing, Wait Until Crying Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki

Naomi Yoshimura gets another shot in DDT after his hand injury kept him away.

BASARA “VAJRA 52 ~OSAKA WINTER CLUB FLOWER~”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Yuki Aoki
2. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & HUB Vs Yasu Urano, Shinya Ishida & Fuminori Abe
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Daichi Kazato vs Tsubasa & Billy Ken Kid
4. Hardcore Match: SAGAT Vs Naoki Tanizaki
5. Isami Kodaka & Masamune Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu

One week before their Union MAX Title match, Isami Kodaka and Ryuichi Sekine square off in one more tag match.

DDT “DRAMATIC FLOWER FAIR 2017”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall

1. Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Toru Owashi, Keisuke Ishii, Kazuki Hirata & MAO
3. Ref. DNA Naniwa War ~Osaka City Vs Yaoshi City~: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno
4. YuniωA Handicap Match Trials!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Yuni Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
5. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. DAMNATION Vs Team OsaCanada: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano

The ALL OUT Vs Smile Squash rivalry involves two title matches this month. First up is ALL OUT’s first defence of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Smile Squash is bringing back Yasu Urano in a bid to take the straps.

DDT “CARP IN THE KOI! 2017”, 20/11/2017
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multi-Purpose Hall

1. MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dino Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 6-Man Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie, Antonio Honda & Rey Paloma Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Ishii
3. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Akito & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Honorable 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey

Way back in June, former MMA fighter turned pro wrestler Takeshi Okada announced he would be appearing on this DDT show in Hiroshima. Now we finally know what his match is. He’s teaming with Kenshin Chikano to face Akito & Kouki Iwasaki.

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
3. Something By Danshoku P: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Saki Akai Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Koji Yoshida
4. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs YaroZ-gun Leader X, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

Last week in Shin-Kiba, Konosuke Takeshita & Akito stepped up to challenge HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Akito fought Marufuji once before and is counting down the days to this match so he can wrestle him again. He even promised to tweet Marufuji the day before the show to remind him.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES SHINJUKU”, 23/11/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Maho Kurone Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Marika Kobashi
3. Hyper Misao Return Match: Hyper Misao Vs Rika Tatsumi
4. Saki-sama Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Next Challenger & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

The No. 1 Contendership for the TOKYO Princess Title will be between Miyu Yamashita and Yuu. If Yuu is still the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion then that belt will be on the line too. Their only previous singles match took place in September 2016 when Yuu beat Yamashita to win the Princess Title. Yamashita has promised to attack, attack, attack and attack to avenge her loss.

The Miracle Apricots are not taking their first challengers lightly. Yuka Sakazaki lost to the Super Milk Combination in a non-title tag match last week. She sees them as a giant gate to climb over. Syoko Nakajima also knows that the challengers’ team name is not a gag, it’s a description of their strength. Nonoko & Yuna Manase want to use their big chests to overpower the champion team’s speed and technical abilities.

Hyper Misao is back in action after an ACL and meniscus surgery took her out of action for over 10 months. Her debut match took place in Shinjuku FACE so her return match in the same venue feels like a re-debut. Rika Tatsumi is her chosen opponent. They went to see the movie “IT” together recently and Tatsumi had to restrain herself from figuring out what Misao’s match strategy will be.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I LOVE YOU MUSCAT 2017”, 26/11/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Ganjo’s Symbol Vs Shabby Thick Makeup!: HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu
2. Ganpuro “Kotori” Farewell Rumble!: “Kotori” Vs X
3. Ken Ohka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Toryumon 7th Graders Vs Sayama Sayama~: Ken Ohka & “brother” YASSHI Vs Shota & Yumehito Imanari
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION!: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Daisuke Sasaki

No word yet on if the main event will be for the Indy World Jr. Title. I expect so if Sasaki beats Diego. Shinichiro Tominaga deserves it after his Amateurs Vs Professionals comparison at the last show.

It’s a Toryumon reunion of sorts for Ken Ohka’s 16th Anniversary.

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada Vs Kenou & Hajime Ohara
5. Differ Cup Memorial Special Single Match: Taiji Ishimori Vs Mike Bailey
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

Tomoya Hirata is the second half of the FREEDOMS team.


DDT “SHIN-KIBA, I CAME BACK!” Results

November 2, 2017

DDT “SHIN-KIBA, I CAME BACK!”, 02/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
378 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Danshoku Commandment ~Something Not To Do By Danshoku Producer~: Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
2. Danshoku Commandment ~Something Not To Do By Danshoku Producer~: Soma Takao defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Sorarina (2:36).
3. Danshoku Commandment ~Something Not To Do By Danshoku Producer~: Keisuke Ishii defeated Kazuki Hirata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (3:42).
4. Danshoku Commandment ~Something Not To Do By Danshoku Producer~: Danshoku Dino Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
5. Danshoku Commandment ~Something Not To Do By Danshoku Producer~: Toru Owashi Vs Tetsuya Endo ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
6. Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda when Bailey pinned Honda with the Ultima Weapon (11:51).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Decision Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie when Diego pinned Sasaki with the VHS (17:06).
*ALL OUT becomes the 31st KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Marufuji pinned Takanashi with the Shiranui (19:23).
*V3 for HarashiMarufuji.

KUDO watched on from the ringside corner as his Shuten-dōji brothers fought HarashiMarufuji for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Last time, KUDO was accidentally knocked out and concussed by Naomichi Marufuji. This time Yukio Sakaguchi used KUDO’s Hell Guillotine in the corner in tribute to KUDO. However HARASHIMA was there to save his partner from defeat. Even the Right Knee Of God from Sakaguchi that has plagued HARASHIMA all month wasn’t enough to keep him down today. Marufuji cut off Masahiro Takanashi with a Thrust Kick and then the Shiranui for the finish. Marufuji had a brief confrontation with KUDO & Sakaguchi after the match but Shuten-dōji left the ring quietly. Marufuji took the microphone and then asked why nobody else has come out to challenge the champions? He began talking about bringing the tag titles to NOAH and then called for Konosuke Takeshita to come down to the ring. Takeshita did so with Akito by his side. Marufuji was surprised to see Akito. They once had a singles match together in Sportiva Entertainment back in 2012. Akito reminded him of the match and thanked him for it. Takeshita told Marufuji that today’s main event gave him goosebumps and now he definitely wants to take the tag title from him. Marufuji said he would have to look at his NOAH schedule but he & HARASHIMA will accept the challenge. They all agreed to have the match on 23rd November in Korakuen Hall. Marufuji was hesitant to confirm it but once he got the diary up on his phone and saw the date was empty he guaranteed he will be there. Akito promised Marufuji he will tweet “Tomorrow is the tag title match” to him the day before the show so he won’t forget.

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles are active again and now belong to ALL OUT! The decision match saw Diego pin Daisuke Sasaki with the VHS to win his first serious championship in DDT. The win means a lot to Diego because it happened in Shin-Kiba 1st RING, the same venue where DDT held a goodbye show for him in May 2014. Diego then announced he will be returning home to Chile in December. He has only two months left in DDT but he promises to defend the 6-Man Tag Titles with ALL OUT until it’s time to leave. Sasaki attempted to ambush Diego but was foiled. Diego then picked up the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title and said he wants to win it from Sasaki and bring it with him to Chile! DAMNATION later blamed their defeat on their private LINE group. Sasaki and Shuji Ishikawa like using it but Mad Paulie wasn’t originally included and Tetsuya Endo isn’t on there much. That was the difference maker today.

Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda became jealous of Mike Bailey & MAO’s friendship. They tried to mimic their opponent’s double Asai Moonsault but failed and slipped off the ropes. Bailey & MAO did the move correctly and went on to win. Bailey afterwards said he will beat Tetsuya Endo on 23/11 and Taiji Ishimori at the Differ Cup on 28/11. MAO was sad the match was over. But he and Bailey will team again so look forward to it! MAO thinks maybe their team name can be Mike Inoue.

The rest of the show was all about the Danshoku Commandment series. Producer Danshoku Dino decided to pit a bunch of DDT wrestlers against each other in a series of 5 minute matches and reward them points based on the results. Dino would listen to suggestions and complaints from the wrestlers in the ring before deciding the match-ups. Makoto Oishi wanted a match that would improve his skills. As much as he enjoys singing and dancing for NωA he is also concerned about the unit’s poor win-loss record. Dino decided Oishi would face his NωA partner Shunma Katsumata because he wanted to see what would happen when two friends fought each other. Kouki Iwasaki requested a match against Dino. This was something he never wanted to ask for until he watched Dino’s matches from the P Playful Series. Dino declined and instead put him against Soma Takao. Kazuki Hirata wanted to pick on somebody younger than him so he asked for Nobuhiro Shimatani. Dino said no. A better idea would be to bring Hirata back to his roots and face Keisuke Ishii in a Monthly Young Communications reunion. Tetsuya Endo also wanted a match against Shimatani. Dino wouldn’t allow it because he was putting himself against Shimatani. This left Endo having to fight Toru Owashi in the final match. Three of the bouts lasted the full five minutes. Only Takao and Ishii were able to win their bouts in quick fashion. Oishi almost had Katsumata beaten with the Miracle Ecstasy. Dino had Shimatani trapped in the Strangle Hold P until the bell rang. Owashi asked Endo to shake his hand after their match but Endo gave him the middle finger. Later in the show Dino revealed the final scores. Ishii and Takao had 10 points, everybody who drew got 5 points and everybody who lost got 0 points. Somehow Mizuki Watase got 30 points and Yuki Ueno scored 84 points even though they weren’t part of the competition until now. Ueno was declared the winner.


Ohka’s Money Up For Grabs, Sasaki Vs HARASHIMA TLC Match, Shuten-dōji Get Another Tag Title Shot, Differ Cup 2017

October 13, 2017

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~AUTUMN~”, 14/10/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase
4. Rocky Yokohama No. 1 Decision Battle: Antonio Honda Vs Rocky Kawamura
5. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Yuki Ino
6. ALL OUT Vs NωA: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
7. Total Assets Of Ken Ohka! Hama’s Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka

The conflict over Ken Ohka’s money continues. Daisuke Sasaki tried to withdraw all of Ohka’s money from the bank this week but discovered his account was empty. When Sasaki crashed a Ganbare☆Wrestling show to get an explanation both he and Ohka found out that Yumehito Imanari took out the money to both protect and invest in it. Sasaki and Ohka agreed to a tag match on this show where the winner takes it all. Ohka got his money back and brought it to DDT HQ to count all of it. Hisaya Imabayashi confirmed that 691,619 yen is the full amount being put on the line. Sasaki chose Tetsuya Endo to be his partner while HARASHIMA offered to help out Ohka, both because he is a friend and also so he can fight Sasaki before their DDT Extreme Title match.

DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2017”, 22/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Dark Match: Super Sasadango Machine (#22) & Yuki Ueno (#24) Vs Kouki Iwasaki (#23) & Yuni (#25)
1. Saki Akai (#9), Antonio Honda (#18) & Abdullah Kobayashi Vs Shunma Katsumata (#12), MAO (#14) & Cherry (#17)
2. Special Single Match: Soma Takao (#3) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#5)
3. Soma Takao (#6), Makoto Oishi (#10) & Ultimo Dragon Vs Toru Owashi (#14), Ken Ohka (#16) & Kazuki Hirata (#20)
4. Akito (#8) & Hideki Suzuki Vs Yukio Sakaguchi (#19) & Kazusada Higuchi (#21)
5. Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii (#13) Vs Suwama
6. DDT Extreme Title – TLC Match: Daisuke Sasaki (#4) (c) Vs HARASHIMA (#2)
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (#7) (c) Vs Danshoku Dino (#1)

Sasaki has decided his match with HARASHIMA will now be a TLC Match! He says in pro wrestling you have to fight using your own physical body. Sasaki admits that HARASHIMA’s body is better than his own so that’s why he’s bringing in tables, ladders and chairs to swing the odds in his favour. That’s not to say HARASHIMA is new to the stipulation. He won the KO-D Tag Team Titles with KUDO in a TLC Match way back in 2003.

DDT “SHIN-KIBA, I CAME BACK!”, 02/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

The circumstances surrounding the next KO-D Tag Titles defence are not good but Shuten-dōji still wanted another shot. The previous match prematurely ended when KUDO suffered a concussion from a fluke collision with Naomichi Marufuji’s knee. Masahiro Takanashi misses KUDO but he decided that letting other teams challenge for the titles will eventually lose him the opportunity to win the belts from HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji. So he and Yukio Sakaguchi are getting their shot next. Takanashi said they are not motivated by getting revenge for what happened to KUDO. They are treating this match as a continuation of the previous match. HARASHIMA hopes that when KUDO returns they can still do a proper rematch for the titles.

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 02/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs FREEDOMS X & FREEDOMS X
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs X, X & X
4. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

DDT is taking part in the return of the Differ Cup tag team tournament. It has been 10 years since the tournament was last held. This year’s edition is being put together by NOAH, DDT, FREEDOMS, ZERO1 and the UMA Corps from IWA Japan. Although the Differ Cup was originally a Jr. Heavyweight tournament, this time around it is using an Openweight format. DDT is sending in college buddies Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno to be their representatives in the tournament. Their 1st round opponents are a yet to be decided team from FREEDOMS. Meanwhile, HARASHIMA will be in non-tournament action teaming with Marufuji and UMA’s Kappa Kozo against a team to be announced.