New No People Shows In April

March 31, 2020

DDT “DDT UNIVERSE LIVE! APRIL FOOL 2020”, 04/04/2020
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Jordan Heatley Debut Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Jordan Heatley
2. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Syuri Vs Saki Akai
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
4. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

We’re back to empty arena shows for the time being. At least it’s happening in different venues. Chiba 2AW Square is available so Jordan Heatley’s debut match, Saki Akai Vs Syuri, the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match and the DDT Extreme Title match that were all meant to happen in the first weekend of April are now taking place there.

DDT “DDT UNIVERSE LIVE! MAX BUMP 2020”, 12/04/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

The 12th April Korakuen Hall show was cancelled so the big matches booked for that show are now happening in Shinjuku FACE on the same day. So the KO-D Openweight Title and KO-D Tag Team Titles are still getting defended. Also Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi for the Saitama Super Arena Sword. There may be some other Right To Challenge Gauntlet shenanigans going on.

BASARA “BASARA 129 ~BANQUET~”, 21/04/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Gouma Ryu & Ryuji Ito
2. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Fuminori Abe gets the toughest test possible for his first Union MAX Title defence. Isami Kodaka pinned him in a tag match on the last show so that makes him the No. 1 Contender.


Bakuha Koshien Tag Participants, KO-D Tag Title Match Moved

March 15, 2020

DDT “DRAMATIC HYAKUMANGOKU! 2020”, 22/03/2020
Kanazawa Distribution Hall

1. Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs MAO & Antonio Honda
4. Toru Owashi & Ken Ohka Vs Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase
5. HARASHIMA & Yukio Naya Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi
6. Kanazawa Specialty! Stubborn Special Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Makoto Oishi Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

We can only wait and see what gets announced over the next couple of days. The next DDT show on the schedule is supposed to be “JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~” this Friday. For now it is still going to happen but who knows if a decision gets made to cancel it. DDT are still announcing card updates for the shows still on schedule even if it turns out to be a pointless exercise in hindsight.

BAKUHA KOSHIEN FEDERATION “ELECTRIC BLAST 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ~BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2020 IN TOYAMA~”, 28/03/2020
Nanto City Fukuno B & G Ocean Center

1. Bakuha Koshien Tournament In Toyama – Round 1: Atsushi Onita & Chris Brookes Vs Yumehito Imanari & Shota
2. Bakuha Koshien Tournament In Toyama – Round 1: Ken Ohka & Miyako Matsumoto Vs Kazunari Murakami & Yukio Naya
3. Yuna Manase Vs Sae
4. Keisuke Ishii & Gota Ihashi Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Washi Sakurai
5. Bakuha Koshien Tournament In Toyama – Final: X & X Vs X & X

16/3 EDIT: The show has been postponed. No new date has been announced.

The next Bakuha Koshien show will be held near Ken Ohka’s hometown. Atsushi Onita said Ohka’s father has been working hard at selling tickets for the show. If the event was to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus then it would do catastrophic damage to Mr. Ohka’s finances. So Onita wants this show to go ahead no matter what and they will fight as if they are trying to blow up Coronavirus itself! According to Ken Ohka, his father told him how proud he is for his child to grow up and become a pro wrestler.

Yukio Naya found the strongest tag partner around. Kazunari Murakami! This left Onita disappointed because his treatment of Naya up to now was meant to build Naya up in his image. Instead Naya has gone out and found an outlaw in Murakami to run wild through the tournament.

Chris Brookes always wanted to take part in an explosion death match but it was just a dream until he moved to Japan. He promises to blow up Shota’s head with the current blast baseball bat. At the last show Yumehito Imanari got to team with Onita so this time he is looking forward to fighting against him.

The one name sticking out like a sore thumb is Miyako Matsumoto. She doesn’t even want to take part in a Current Blast Match because she finds them scary. But courage can create miracles so she will take the risk and enter the tournament as Ohka’s tag partner.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2020”, 12/04/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs MAO & Mike Bailey

The postponed KO-D Tag Team Titles match has been moved to the April Korakuen Hall show.


Video – Golden Lovers Vs Happy Motels For The KO-D Tag Titles!

March 10, 2020

DDT “DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2014 ~LAST ELECTION DAY~”, 28/09/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,100 – Super No Vacancy Full House

KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo


DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020” Results

February 24, 2020

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020”, 24/02/2020
Nagoya City East Sports Center
264 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Hiroshi Yamato defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Half Crab Hold (6:54).
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya when Takao pinned Hirata with the Gin And Tonic (10:02).
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi and Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase when Endo pinned Watase with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (12:37).
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai defeated Miranda Gordy with the Quetzalcoatl (6:53).
5. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Makoto Oishi defeated Kengo Takai, Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 & Hiroaki Ura when HARASHIMA pinned Ura with the Somato (11:23).
6. Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Brookes pinned Katsumata with the Praying Mantis Bomb (12:14).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) defeated Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine when Yoshimura pinned Sasadango with a Lariat (19:14).
*V3 for Nautilus.

There was havoc caused in the KO-D Tag Team Title match when the referees kept getting wiped out. Yukinori Matsui got knocked away several times forcing Tomomitsu Matsunaga to come in as a substitute. He got knocked down as well so no referee was around to count any pins. Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine called in their secret weapon. It was the third referee DJ Nira! He was on their side and tried to win them the Tag Titles. Matsui recovered and counted a pin for Nautilus but Nira stopped him with an Elbow Drop. Matsui gave Nira a Lariat and took back control of the match. The challengers got rid of Yuki Ueno and gave Naomi Yoshimura a double team Danshoku Driver for a nearfall. Sasadango pulled off his mask in frustration and went in for the kill. But Yoshimura overpowered him and hit a Lariat for the three count.

After the match Ueno said that the last time DDT was supposed to be in Nagoya he, Yoshimura & HARASHIMA were meant to challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. A typhoon postponed the show so that match never happened. Today Ueno & Yoshimura were able to give Nagoya a tag title match in a different form. That makes them glad. Ueno said they will next defend the titles against The Moonlight Express. However Hisaya Imabayashi has not decided on the date for that match yet.

Makoto Oishi complained that the Nagoya team were too noisy making their introductions so he and Toru Owashi taped Hiroaki Ura’s mouth shut. Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 got revenge by whispering the word “Divorce” into Oishi’s ear at every opportunity to drive him mad. He also targeted Owashi’s nipples. HARASHIMA and Kengo Takai were the only ones acting normally. They simply told each other “long time no see” before they wrestled.

The Okibariyasu trial is now at 2 wins and 2 losses after Saki Akai defeated Miranda Gordy. Akai said she wants to win her remaining three matches so she and Eruption can make DDT even bigger.


Weekend Card, Missing Gauntlet Returns, Current Blast Tag Tournament, Endo 8th Anniversary Match

February 21, 2020

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

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

Plenty of things to look forward to this Sunday. Masato Tanaka defends the KO-D Openweight Title against MAO. The first ever DDT UNIVERSAL Champion will be crowned. DAMNATION and #STRONGHEARTS face ALL OUT in a big elimination match.

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

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
5. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Makoto Oishi Vs Kengo Takai, Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 & Hiroaki Ura
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine

The challengers have a battle plan in place. Danshoku Dieno wants to target Yuki Ueno. This will throw Ueno off because he was originally preparing to fight Cody Hall before he got canned. Ueno says he isn’t afraid of Dieno and won’t be intimidated by Dieno’s plan. Naomi Yoshimura meanwhile is confident that his size and strength will easily surpass that from Super Sasadango Machine.

DDT “SHIMOKITAZAWA FIGHTING THEATER 2020”, 03/03/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Mizuki Watase & Thunder Rosa
2. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: X Vs X
3. Worldwide Match: Chris Brookes Vs Royce Chambers
4. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki

The vacant black Right To Challenge Gauntlet will be reactivated and given to the winner of the Battle Royal.

Thunder Rosa makes her DDT debut.

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKU GANRYU 2020”, 07/03/2020
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Royce Chambers
2. Born In Osaki City, MAO Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: MAO & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
3. Born In Shiraishi, Tetsuya Endo Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Iino

Konosuke Takeshita has been talking about forming an Australian branch of ALL OUT. He’s testing the idea out with Royce Chambers teaming with the originals throughout his tour.

DDT “DRAMATIC PASSION OF MOBARA! 2020”, 08/03/2020
Chiba Mobara City Gymnasium Main Arena

1. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match: Nao Kakuta Vs Yoshiko Hasegawa
2. Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
3. Mobara City Reconstruction Support Special 6-Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Yamato, HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers

Musical acts Power of Smile and Chu♡Chu♡mille will perform during the show.

GAKE NO FUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI SNOW WHITE 2020”, 12/03/2020
Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Miyako Matsumoto (w/ Ippanjin Munenori Sawa) Vs Chikara (w/ Mao)

Comedian Uta Shima will be the special ring announcer. She is also being brought in by Miyako Matsumoto as a potential bride candidate for Chikara.

BAKUHA KOSHIEN FEDERATION “ELECTRIC BLAST 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ~BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2020 IN TOYAMA~”, 28/03/2020
Nanto City Fukuno B & G Ocean Center

1. Current Blast Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Atsushi Onita & Chris Brookes Vs X & X
2. Current Blast Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
3. Current Blast Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

A one day Current Blast Tag Team tournament is being held at the next Bakuha Koshien show. The Semi Final matches will each feature one exploding baseball bat while the final will contain two of them. Four teams will enter, one of them being the alliance between Atsushi Onita & Chris Brookes! Onita chose Brookes to be his tag partner after hearing he was a big fan of both himself and explosion death matches.

Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari and Yukio Naya will be on the show. Onita has said he will only wrestle Naya if they both make it to the tournament final.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL RALLY RETURNS”, 07/04/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tetsuya Endo’s 8th Anniversary Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryuichi Sekine

A first time singles match together for Tetusya Endo and Ryuichi Sekine.


Raku Chases After The Princess Tag Titles, NωA’s Back Alright!

February 12, 2020

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

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

With Cody Hall now gone from DDT, the matches he was originally booked in for the rest of this month are getting replacements. Keigo Nakamura will now take on Tomomitsu Matsunaga in the opener.

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

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

Yasu Urano takes Hall’s place in the 6-Man Tag.

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

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
5. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Makoto Oishi Vs Kengo Takai, Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 & Hiroaki Ura
6. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine

The big change is with the KO-D Tag Team Titles match. The match was going to be cancelled until Danshoku Dieno got Super Sasadango Machine to team with him because he is “big and fit” like his last tag partner. Dieno said despite the twists and turns this week, his ambition has not changed. He still intends to win as many DDT championships as he can.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 01/03/2020
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
2. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku
3. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

Raku now has a win under her belt and she got it at Miu Watanabe’s expense. With Maki Itoh’s guidance she also wants the Princess Tag Team Titles too. Itoh agreed to team with her because she wants to see if her hard head is tougher than Rika Tatsumi’s ass.

Miyu Yamashita and Natsumi Maki continue their series of singles matches. Yamashita was happy with Maki’s performance in their previous match. Now she will see if Maki has gotten even better in the third match.

Yuka Sakazaki will not be at the show. The popular guess online as to why is she may be on the next AEW PPV happening in Chicago the same weekend.

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

1. Chris Brookes, Royce Chambers & Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Mizuki Watase
2. Unusual Junior And Unusual Junior And Takeshita: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Maku Donaruto Vs Best Stretchman V3
3. GO Hana Time Difference Battle Royal: Akito Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Saki Akai Vs Yukio Naya Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yoshihiko Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Kouki Iwasaki
4. Ora Ora Vs Danshoku Kitsune ~Please Enjoy Tominaga In DDT~: Yukio Sakaguchi & Punch Tominaga Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
5. T2Hide Rivals NωA Commemorative Limited Revival Fight To Death With Song And Dance: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs FUMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Special 8-Man Dokken Battle!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Yasu Urano & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato
7. Synchronized Reunion! 10 Years OF HIRATA GO!: Kazuki Hirata & Keisuke Ishii Vs YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano

The revival of NωA attracted the attention of Kazuki Hirata. They used to feud with Hirata and the rest of T2Hide. They are not around anymore so Hirata is sending FUMA and Nautilus after them.

BOYZ “BE AMBITIOUS! 2020”, 26/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall 2F Hall

1. Makorin Contra Makorin ~ 2 Vs 2 Vs 1 Handicap 3 Way Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Akito Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Makoto Oishi

The last BOYZ show ended with Makoto Oishi stuck in the middle of a new idol rivalry. Both Homoiro Clover Z and NωA have come back. Oishi is a vital member of both groups and can’t decide who to choose. The answer is to have the two groups fight over him. But in a twist he will have to be in the fight too! He is going into this match on his own, representing the combined entity that is HomoωA.


Cody Hall Gone From DDT

February 10, 2020

DDT released a statement this morning that went at follows:

[Announcement Regarding Cody Hall]

Thank you for your support for DDT Pro-Wrestling.

Cody Hall has recently made an inappropriate comment on Twitter, and we have contacted him regarding this situation. Cody Hall has apologized to us, and has also suggested withdrawing himself from the remaining dates of his tour as well as relinquishing his Anytime Anywhere contract. In light of the gravity of his comments, we have agreed to all of his suggestions above.

All announced cards including Cody Hall will be changed, and the scheduled KO-D Tag Championship Match in Nagoya on February 24 will be cancelled. All updated cards will be announced once they are decided.

DDT Pro-Wrestling will keep working to provide pro-wrestling content that can be enjoyed by the fans. We sincerely apologize to everyone that has been affected by this situation, as well as all of our fans.

Sincerely,
DDT Pro-Wrestling

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This was in regards to a tweet Cody Hall sent to Chris Dickinson making a Coronavirus and “Yellow Fever” joke that did not go down well with anyone. As mentioned above, Hall had apologised both to DDT and publicly on his Twitter account.

One last thing, if your reaction to this is to blame “Cancel Culture” or “Social Justice Warriors” then fuck off.