Tomrrow’s 4 Way Now For Iron Man Title, Princess Tag Titles Main Event Korakuen, Isami Vs G-Raver

August 17, 2019

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

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Mizuki Watase
3. Shunma Katsumata Marunage Match – Toy Block Hardcore Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Antonio Honda & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Biwajima Specialty! Kishimen, Hitabushi, Doteni, Miso 4 Way Match: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
6. Nagoya Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Kazusada Higuchi

Tomorrow’s 4 Way Match now includes the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Recent antics has led to Yuki Ueno making it his mission to win and defend the belt. It’s gotten to the point where he is using low blow kicks to win the title from others.

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

1. Yuki Aino Vs Hikari Noa
2. Himawari Unagi & Pom Harajuku Vs YUMI & Mahiro Kiryu
3. Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Raku Vs Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifukue & Mina Shirakawa
4. Special Single Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Su Yung
5. Special Single Match: Maki Itoh Vs Mizuki
6. Suzume Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima & Riho Vs Mirai Maiumi & Suzume
7. International Princess Title – 1st Champion Decision Battle: Natsumi Maki Vs Gisele Shaw
8. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe

The Princess Tag Team Titles match is the confirmed main event for the show. The challengers Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe are now called Momoiro Sparkling. They asked for fan suggestions on Twitter and picked that name out of 180 candidates.

BASARA “BASARA 104 ~BANQUET~”, 27/08/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takato Nakano Vs Masato Kamino
2. Turnabout Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Banana Senga Vs Fuminori Abe
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji Vs Daichi Kazato & Best Stretchman Amazon
4. Sento Minzoku Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family: Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
5. Hardcore Match: Isami Kodaka Vs G-Raver

The American death match wrestler G-Raver makes his BASARA debut! He is part of the GCW contingent touring Japan next week. G-Raver defeated Kodaka in the 1st round of the Nick Gage Invitational last year in their only previous bout together.

A few relationship situations to look out for on this show. Has The Iron Family truly put their differences aside now that FUMA is on Team Dove Pro? How will Daichi Kazato gel with Best Stretchman Amazon now that he is only partially possessed by Best Stretchman V3? Last, the opener is between Takato Nakano and Masato Kamino who regularly team together.


Naya Injured, Suzume Debut, 2nd Gen Princess Title Belt, Katsumura’s Ryogoku Goal

August 14, 2019

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

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Mizuki Watase
3. Biwajima Specialty! Kishimen, Hitabushi, Doteni, Miso 4 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yuki Ueno
4. Shunma Katsumata Marunage Match – Toy Block Hardcore Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Antonio Honda & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
6. Nagoya Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Kazusada Higuchi

Yukio Naya suffered a left knee injury at Monday’s show in Hakata. He will miss this weekend’s show in Nagoya. Tomomitsu Matsunaga takes his spot.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆AIR PARK”, 24/08/2019
Saitama Tokorozawa Air Park Town Shopping Street

1. Falls Count Anywhere Tag Team Match: Ken Ohka & Shuhei Washida Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shota

There is already a Ganbare☆Wrestling show taking place in Saitama on this day. A few of the wrestlers decided to add an outdoor Falls Count Anywhere Match in the evening.

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

1. Himawari Unagi & Pom Harajuku Vs YUMI & Mahiro Kiryu
2. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifukue & Mina Shirakawa Vs Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Raku
3. Yuki Aino Vs Hikari Noa
4. Suzume Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima & Riho Vs Mirai Maiumi & Suzume
5. Special Single Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Su Yung
6. Special Single Match: Maki Itoh Vs Mizuki
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe
8. International Princess Title – 1st Champion Decision Battle: Natsumi Maki Vs Gisele Shaw

The trainee Izumi is now Suzume! The debuting wrestler was born in Ibaraki on 27th November, 1998. She is 152cm tall and her blood type is A. Suzume became a fan of Tokyo Joshi Pro when one of her friends invited her along to see a show. She moved to Tokyo to join the company and has been training for around 7 months. There’s no mention of any athletic background in her profile but she put illustrations down as her special skill. So at least we know she’ll become a wrestler who can draw (oh come on you knew I would make that joke).

The team of Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe are now called Momoiro Sparkling.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE MOUNTAIN TOP 2019 ~I WILL NOT LOSE TO ANYONE~”, 01/09/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Himawari Unagi & YUMI Vs Pom Harajuku & Mahiro Kiryu
2. Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe Vs Gisele Shaw & Yuki Kamifuku
3. Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Raku Vs Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
4. Mirai Maiumi Vs Suzume
5. Maki Itoh Vs Su Yung
6. Sakisama, Misao & Martha (w/ Yukio Saint Laurent) Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi & Antonio Honda
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Mizuki

The original Princess Of Princess Title belt is being replaced with a redesigned “2nd Generation” belt. The current champion Shoko Nakajima will continue to use the 1st Gen belt until the 1st September. On that day the new belt will be given to the winner and champion after the title match main event. The original belt had been used since the championship’s debut back in January 2016. The new belt is currently being made overseas so all we have to look at for the moment is the concept design above.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MOSQUITO ON THE TENTH FLOOR 2019”, 14/09/2019
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Shinichiro Tominaga Return Match: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs X
2. Ryotaro Watanabe’s Most Challenging Battle: Naoshi Sano Vs Ryotaro Watanabe
3. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Show Me The Meaning & Pride Of Ganbare☆Wrestling: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – 4 Years Of Memories In Oji: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Mitomi Masayuki

Four defences into his reign, Shuichiro Katsumura has made his goal clear as the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion. He wants to defend the belt at Sumo Hall this November at DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!”

The GPW trio get a chance to win back the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles from Real GUTS Army.

An ACL injury will have kept Shinichiro Tominaga out of Ganpro for over a year by the time his return match happens.


Some Injuries, Up Up Warriors, Sasaki Is Drunk, Higuchi Family Values

August 6, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 SUMMER ~SUNSHINE CARNIVAL~”, 10/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

The summer isn’t over yet! Still a lot more shows to get through on the road to the big Korakuen Hall and Osaka shows in 3-4 weeks time.

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

1. Kazuki Hirata Marunage Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (w/ Sanshiro Takagi) Vs Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma
2. Soma Takao, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato Vs MAO, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
3. The Last Time Was Only A Signing Event, Danshoku Dieno Will Wrestle In Hiroshima For The First Time In A Year And Two Months 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Makoto Oishi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Yuki Ueno
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazusada Higuchi

Sanshiro Takagi is still recovering from his injuries so he will not be wrestling on the show. He was originally expected to have healed in time. His match has been changed with Kazuki Hirata now teaming with Toru Owashi. That is if Hirata arrives at the venue in time from his hitchhiking.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE MONSTER GREEN 2019”, 11/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Shuhei Washida Vs Ryotaro Watanabe
2. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: HARUKAZE Vs Cherry
3. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Keisuke Ishii Vs Chikara
4. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat – Iwasaki Vs BJW All Out Match Second Round: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Takeshi Okada
6. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota

Guts Ishijima injured his right arm in a match a few days ago and will be unable to compete in the main event. Kenichiro Arai will be his replacement on the Real GUTS Army team.

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

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Hiroshi Yamato
2. MAO Vs Mizuki Watase
3. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi (w/ Yoshihiko) Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. DAMNATION Vs W Yukio!: Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
5. Naomi Yoshimura Marunage Match: Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kodai Nozaki
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
7. Burn, The Country Of Fire! Fight, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda

It’s Double Yukio! W Yukio! Get it? The newcomer Yukio Naya is still finding his place in DDT but if him and Yukio Sakaguchi are already getting a team name there may be something to this.

BASARA “BASARA 103 ~BURNING SWORD~”, 11/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Daichi Kazato
2. Aiseki Tag Vs Aijin Tag: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
3. Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano
4. Sakigake!! Iron Family Tag Match To Reconfirm Their Bonds: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
5. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Things are a little awkward in the Iron Family now that FUMA has sided with Dove Pro for the summer series against BASARA. His relationship with Yusuke Kubo in particular looks like it could get strained. A few of the unit members have put together a match between themselves in order to get FUMA & Kubo on the same page again.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW FAN CLUB BOX OFFICE – PURE TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 3”, 12/08/2019
Saitama Warabi Wrestle Battlehouse

0. Exhibition Match: Izumi Vs X

There is always something going on at these fan club events that results in talent no-shows. At least this time we were told in advance that Miu Watanabe & Raku are unavailable. Replacing them are the Up Up Warriors! The team is made up of Warrior Miu & Warrior Raku.

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

1. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Antonio Honda, Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase
2. Shunma Katsumata Vs Hiroshi Yamato
3. 4 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Lowther
4. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yuto Aijima & Azul Dragon
5. Pokotan Marunage Match: Chair Vs Chair (Special Referee: Pokotan)
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Masahiro Takanashi, MAO & Yukio Naya
7. Hakata Specialty! Seimon Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura

Chair Vs Chair is all that matters here.

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

1. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
2. Shunma Katsumata Marunage Match – Toy Block Hardcore Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Antonio Honda & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
4. Nagoya Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Kazusada Higuchi

I thought the DERA Nagoya Pro wrestler was just called Grand Passion Mask #4. Turns out his full name is The Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4.

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

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Yukio Naya Vs Mizuki Watase & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Calbee & Frito Lay Collaboration Match ~Love And Potato Snacks Save The Earth~: King Potato Chips & Dragon Potato Mask Vs Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Yamato
3. Saki & Su Yung Vs Asuka & Makoto
4. Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi
5. Summer Jumbo Special Two Big Singles Match: Puma King Vs Yuki Ueno
6. Summer Jumbo Special Two Big Singles Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Makoto Oishi
7. Konosuke Takeshita’s Summer Measures Against Shinya Aoki: Konosuke Takeshita, Yukio Sakaguchi, Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda Vs Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine, MAO & Santino Marella
8. DDT Extreme Title: Jiro Kuroshio (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Daisuke Sasaki was so drunk by the end of Beer Garden week that he has no memory of how he got a DDT Extreme Title match with Jiro Kuroshio. He remembers eating watermelon and also Kuroshio’s wonderful hair but that’s it. Kuroshio says this is a match that nobody should laugh at. In fact Kuroshio Vs Sasaki is a match he thinks fans want to see. He also didn’t know that he gets to make the stipulation. So he hasn’t thought of one yet but promises it will be something serious.

So Konosuke Takeshita’s summer challenge before Shinya Aoki is an 8-Man Tag with Santino Marella involved. Didn’t see that coming.

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

1. DD Army Vs ALL OUT!: Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
2. O-40 Title: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Ken Ohka
3. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio & Kazusada Higuchi
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shinya Aoki

Kuroshio is acting like he is Kazusada Higuchi’s little brother so they can challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Higuchi is happy to go along with it and promises to win the belt for their family. They’re not related by blood but if they win then it is proof that they are real brothers. If they do become the champions Kuroshio wants to defend the belts against The Brahman Brothers. In response to this, Sasaki is making fun of the situation by saying he is Higuchi’s dad. Higuchi points out that Sasaki is only three years older than him. Sasaki fired back by saying he was only three years old when he was with Higuchi’s mother. Sasaki was still drunk when he said this but how much of that is an excuse, I don’t know. Kuroshio made the argument even more confusing by saying his and Kazusada’s father is a 56 year old man named Jiro Higuchi.

Yay, Shuji Ishikawa is back again!

Who’s idea was it to team up Danshoku Dieno & Maku Donaruto!?!


A Little Break From The Beer Garden

August 1, 2019

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

1. Kazuki Hirata Marunage Match: Kazuki Hirata, Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi
2. The Last Time Was Only A Signing Event, Danshoku Dieno Will Wrestle In Hiroshima For The First Time In A Year And Two Months 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Makoto Oishi & Masahiro Takanashi
4. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazusada Higuchi

DDT has a week long break when Beer Garden ends then it’s on to the next tour. Their last visit to Hiroshima was in November. Danshoku Dieno was suffering from amnesia at the time as part of the fallout from “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” so he couldn’t wrestle in his hometown back then. He also missed the Hiroshima show from earlier this year due to injuries. DDT only goes to Hiroshima once or twice a year so it’s been a long time since Dieno has got to wrestle in front of his local fans.

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

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Hiroshi Yamato
2. Naomi Yoshimura Marunage Match: Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kodai Nozaki
3. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi (w/ Yoshihiko) Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Burning, The Country Of Fire! Fight, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda

Not much to talk about here for the moment.

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

1. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Antonio Honda, Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase
2. Pokotan Marunage Match: Chair Vs Chair (Special Referee: Pokotan)
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Masahiro Takanashi, MAO & Yukio Naya
4. Hakata Specialty! Seimon Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura

No sign of Shinya Aoki anywhere. Konosuke Takeshita will be facing off with a few DISASTER BOX wrestlers in the build up instead.

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

1. Himawari Unagi & Pom Harajuku Vs YUMI & Makoto Kiryu
2. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifukue & Mina Shirakawa Vs Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Raku
3. Yuki Aino Vs Hikari Noa
4. Izumi Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima & Riho Vs Mirai Maiumi & Izumi
5. Special Single Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Su Yung
6. Special Single Match: Maki Itoh Vs Mizuki
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe
8. International Princess Title – 1st Champion Decision Battle: Natsumi Maki Vs Gisele Shaw

I’m unsure which title match will headline the show. The DDT site is a little inconsistent with the match listing. Most of the card updates have the International Princess Title on top but the latest one put the Princess Tag Team Titles match in that position.


Naya Wants To Visit TIF! Isami Triple Crown? Saki Brings Her Demon, Santino Coming To DDT

July 30, 2019

DDT “ROJO PRO WRESTLING IN TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2019”, 02/08/2019
Tokyo Odaiba SMILE GARDEN Stage

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 10 Minute Falls Count Anywhere Battle Royal: Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Yukio Naya Vs Maki Itoh Vs Hikari Noa Vs Miu Watanabe Vs Raku Vs Natsume Misaki (chuLa) Vs Momomi Wagatsuma (Hakoiri♡Musume) Vs Aika Sawaguchi (dela) Vs Rise Shiokawa (Transfer Girls*)

The Battle Royal will last for 10 minutes. Whoever is the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion at the end of the time limit will be crowned the winner.

Some idols have agreed to take part. Natsume Misaki is from chuLa, Momomi Wagatsuma is from Hakoiri♡Musume, Aika Sawaguchi is from dela and Rise Shiokawa is from Transfer Girls*.

Yukio Naya has demanded to be a part of the Battle Royal. According to Makoto Oishi, Naya is a big idol fan and visits the Tokyo Idol Festival every year. No matter what question Naya gets asked lately, his answer is “Please put me in TIF!”

Sanshiro Takagi is unable to compete because of his arm injury. But he will be at the Battle Royal to accompany the idols taking part in the match.

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

1. Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Aino Vs Maki Itoh & Hikari Noa
2. Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Makoto Kiryu & Mirai Maiumi
3. Sakisama & Misao Vs Himawari Unagi & Pom Harajuku
4. Miyu Yamashita Vs Miu Watanabe
5. “I Sincerely Hope For Peace In Tokyo Joshi Pro!”: Rika Tatsumi Vs Demonio Uno
6. Summer Vacation Special Plan, I’m Excited About Summer Tokyo Joshi Festival 2019 “Chu! Natsu Party Death Match”: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Nodoka Tenma & Mina Shirakawa

Rika Tatsumi has plenty of experience handling paranormal wrestlers so she is the perfect opponent for Demonio Uno.**

A match between Miyu Yamashita and Miu Watanabe is supposedly going to make them a better team before they challenge for the Princess Tag Team Titles.

BASARA “BASARA 103 ~BURNING SWORD~”, 11/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Isami Kodaka gets his Union MAX Title match that he earned for winning the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~. He is extra motivated to win so he can become a triple crown champion. He currently holds the BJW Death Match Title and the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles. That last one he shares with the MAX Champ Ryuichi Sekine so Sekine is also one belt away from becoming a triple champion himself.

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

1. Izumi Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima & Riho Vs Mirai Maiumi & Izumi
2. Special Single Match: Maki Itoh Vs Mizuki
3. Special Single Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Su Yung
4. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe
5. International Princess Title – 1st Champion Decision Battle: Natsumi Maki Vs Gisele Shaw

Su Yung isn’t taking it easy for her Tokyo Joshi Pro return. She is already gunning after one of the big names in Yuka Sakazaki.

Riho is still a freelancer, for now at least. Let’s not worry about it.

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

1. Calbee & Frito Lay Collaboration Match ~Love And Potato Snacks Save The Earth~: King Potato Chips & Dragon Potato Mask Vs Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Yamato
2. Saki & Su Yung Vs Asuka & Makoto
3. Summer Jumbo Special Two Big Singles Match: Puma King Vs Yuki Ueno
4. Summer Jumbo Special Two Big Singles Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Makoto Oishi
5. Konosuke Takeshita’s Summer Measures Against Shinya Aoki: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Danshoku Dieno Army Elite Members

Konosuke Takeshita found out that Danshoku Dieno is putting him through a series of high level opponents in order to prepare for his match with Shinya Aoki. Takeshita doesn’t know what to expect out of this.

The plan was to have Saki Akai team with Su Yung but Akai has the day off and will not be changing her plans. Instead Akai has made DDT book a distant non-blood relative of hers simply named Saki. Her name is written as “娑鬼” which can be translated to “Demon”. Akai claim the only times they have met in person were when they were children. Even then her memory of what Saki looks like is blurry. Akai drew a picture of what she thinks Saki looks like now. She assures to everyone that Saki is not part of the UMA Corps (Akai isn’t liked by them) but she is not certain if she is a human or a demon. Akai used her parents to contact Saki in the Kyoto mountains to set up this match with Yung against Asuka & Makoto.

Puma King is back in DDT for the first time since January.

This show will feature the DDT debut of Santino Marella! It will be his first appearance in DDT but he is a former Iron Man Champion.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE MOUNTAIN TOP 2019 ~I WILL NOT LOSE TO ANYONE~”, 01/09/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Mirai Maiumi Vs Izumi
2. Maki Itoh Vs Su Yung
3. Sakisama, Misao & Martha Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi & X
4. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Mizuki

A NEO Biishiki-gun reunion is on the cards but one person isn’t looking forward to it. Tatsumi still believes that the child maid Martha is really an old man who drinks a lot. A trios match has been put together and Tatsumi is gathering her team. She already has Sakazaki on her side and she promises a super special person will be joining them.

Gisele Shaw will be on the show.

*No footnote. That’s just how the idol unit name is spelled.

**Oh wait, this is being posted on the one year anniversary of Maho Kurone leaving Tokyo Joshi Pro. There’s your footnote.


Summer Of Wrestling Continues, Ganbare’s August, Gisele Shaw In TJPW

July 26, 2019

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2019 ~JULY~”, 27/07/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Akito & Yukio Naya Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase
2. MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Asuka & Shunma Katsumata
3. Saki Akai & Makoto Oishi Vs Miyako Matsumoto & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Soma Takao Vs Shunsuke Sayama
5. Akito Marunage Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno
6. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Antonio Honda

I’m losing count of how many shows there are over the next month. Tomorrow kicks off nine days in a row of DDT related wrestling shows and matches!

BASARA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~BASARA DAY~”, 03/08/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. BASARA x DOVE Mischievous Match Countdown Song?: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Rey Paloma
2. Drunkers 8 Way Match: FUMA Vs Yusuke Kubo Vs SAGAT Vs Daichi Kazato Vs Fuminori Abe Vs Takato Nakano Vs Masato Kamino Vs Shoichi Uchida
3. BASARA x DOVE Famous Match Countdown Song!: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kenshin Chikano
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Gunso & Yuki Aoki
5. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Naoki Tanizaki, “brother” YASSHI & Kouhei Kinoshita

BASARA is involved with Beer Garden too. Sento Minzoku recently won the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles in Big Japan. They agreed to defend them against a Dove Pro team led by Naoki Tanizaki. The inter-promotional feud is featured all over the rest of the card.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE MONSTER RED 2019”, 10/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Iwasaki Vs BJW All Out Match First Round: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Akira Hyodo
2. Jinjiryu! Ganjo Vs Actwres girl’Z All Round Fight Round 3: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Miyuki Takase & Ayumi Hayashi
3. Ganpro Army Vs Real GUTS Army: Yumehito Imanari Vs X
4. Ganpro Army Vs Real GUTS Army: Miss Mongol Vs Shota
5. Ganpro Army Vs Real GUTS Army: Ken Ohka Vs Masked Mystery
6. East Japan Vs West Japan Full War!: Keisuke Ishii & Shuhei Washida Vs Takeshi Okada & Ryutaro Watanabe
7. A Phantom Dream! Single Match Of Fate!: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Minoru Fujita

No Ganbare☆Climax this year. Instead Ganbare☆Wrestling’s August doubleheader in Itabashi Green Hall focuses on their war with Real GUTS Army.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE MONSTER GREEN 2019”, 11/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat – Iwasaki Vs BJW All Out Match Second Round: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami:
2. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Shuhei Washida Vs Ryotaro Watanabe
3. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: HARUKAZE Vs Cherry
4. Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Keisuke Ishii Vs Chikara
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Ganpro Five Big Matches Of Scorching Heat: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Takeshi Okada
6. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery & Shota

Takeshi Okada has challenged Shuichiro Katsumura to an Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title match. Both men begun their careers in Shooto and Okada’s debut pro wrestling match was against Katsumura. Okada wants to test how much he has grown since then and if he can be a champion at his current growth.

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

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

The International Representative has been chosen! Gisele Shaw is from the Philippines and trained under Lance Storm. She is 170cm tall and has been wrestling for four and a half years mostly wrestling in the UK. In June she wrestled Miyu Yamashita in England’s Frontline Wrestling promotion and the match was highly praised by Will Ospreay on Twitter.


Takagi Injured, Summer Card Updates, Chair Vs Chair

July 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I missed Shuji Ishikawa a lot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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