Fantastic Imanari, Wrestle Princess II Title Matches, Record Of Ragnarok, Ganpro Goes Shopping

September 17, 2021

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 18/09/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari
4. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Koroku
5. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano
6. Yokohama Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Keigo Nakamura Vs Chris Brookes & HARASHIMA

The third man in Pheromones has been revealed. Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari has been won over by the erotic antics of this new unit and has joined their cause. The first three matches of the show have been altered slightly to fit him into the card.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~”, 20/09/2021
Aichi East Sports Center 2nd Stadium

1. Hyper Misao Vs Pom Harajuku
2. 3 Way Match: Nodoka Tenma Vs Miu Watanabe Vs Kaya Toribami
3. Mizuki Vs Arisu Endo
4. Maki Itoh Vs Moka Miyamoto
5. Hikari Noa & Suzume & Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko
6. Miyu Yamashita, Nao Kakuta & Raku Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Kamifuku

Things are heating up as we get closer and closer to “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”. Champions and their challengers have a few more warm-up matches with each other until then.

BASARA “BASARA 170 ~HOJIRO~”, 20/09/2021
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs SAGAT & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Jacket Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Shiori Asahi
3. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: FUMA (4) Vs Takato Nakano (2)
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (4) Vs Masato Kamino (2)
5. Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano Vs Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Leo Isaka

Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League Standings

1. FUMA (4)
-. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
4. Masato Kamino (2)
-. Takato Nakano (2)

The league is reaching the final stage of matches. The top two wrestlers at the end of the show will face off in the final on 28th September. I don’t have the energy to figure out what happens if Takato Nakano and Masato Kamino win their matches. If both of them win then that means all five wrestlers finish in first place tied at 4 points each!

The last day of Jacket Matches were a mixed bag for Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. He won one and lost one, leaving him stuck at #8 in the rankings. His latest opponent Shiori Asahi is currently ranked #15.

GANBARE☆PRO “BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA PLEASURE STYLE 2021”, 25/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Ganjo Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuna Manase, Yuna Mizumori & YuuRI Vs Asuka, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. THE HALFEE Vs Team Sanyo Sanin Full Scale Battle: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Minoru Fujita, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & MAO Vs Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki
4. IJ Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai & Shota (c) Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganpro Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shigehiro Irie
6. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

Shinjiro Otani is unable to wrestle on the show after fracturing his left arm at the last Ganbare☆Pro show. Keisuke Ishii will now face Shigehiro Irie in the special singles match. It will be the first singles match between them in over three years. MAO is also coming in to take Irie’s place in Match #3.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuya Koroku
0. Under Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yumiko Hotta Vs Shinya Aoki & Mizuki Watase
1. Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari (w/ Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno) Vs Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani
2. Record Of Ragnarok Collaboration Match ~ Gods Vs Humanity~: Daisuke “Zeus” Sekimoto, Kazusada “Beelzebub” Higuchi, Yukio “Susanoo-no-Mikoto” Naya & “Apollo” Vs Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno, MAO & Keigo Nakamura
3. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
4. Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiko Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata
5. DAMNATION Dissolution Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

Both Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes are aiming high for their KO-D Openweight Title match. Brookes is calling this the most important match in his 14 year career and he will not waste his opportunity. Takeshita wants his rivalry with Brookes to be the peak for this era of DDT, just like Kota Ibushi Vs Kenny Omega was for a previous era.

DDT is collaborating with “Record Of Ragnarok” for a special match. The series is about Humanity fighting for its very survival in a deadly fighting tournament against Gods. It has a manga, a Netflix produced anime and will soon launch a live action stage show. One team led by Daisuke Sekimoto will represent the Gods from the anime and will wrestle in special costumes made for the match. If that’s not enough, Riki Choshu will also be there to provide special guest commentary.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”, 09/10/2021
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

1. International Princess Title: Yuki Kamifuku (c) Vs Yuki Aino
2. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Maki Itoh

Two more title matches are now official. NEO Biishiki-gun have still shown interest in getting Mizuki to join them. She refuses and along with Yuka Sakazaki wants to regain the Princess Tag Team Titles.

Yuki Aino bounced back from her clean loss to Miyu Yamashita by pinning Hikari Noa in a tag match. With her recent record against champions, Aino has enough claim to challenge for the International Princess Title. Noa isn’t afraid to take the match to dangerous levels in order to keep the belt over her shoulder.

The complete card for “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” will be revealed tomorrow.

GANBARE☆PRO “TOKOROZAWA PARK TOWN BOX SHOPPING STREET SHOW”, 16/10/2021
Saitama Tokorozawa Park Town Shopping Street Fresh Ariyama

1. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & YuuRI Vs Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Shuichiro Katsumura & SAGAT Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Gota Ihashi
3. Fresh Ariyama Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Yasu Urano, Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga

Ganpro are holding a free show outside the Fresh Ariyama store in Tokorozawa Park Town. They held a show like this before two years ago but this time there will be a wrestling ring set up.


Fujita Close Contact, CDK Comeback, Otani Injured At Ganpro

September 14, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~”, 15/09/2021
Shinjuku FACE

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

The team-ups are done for now. Miyu Yamashita and Maki Itoh are on opposite sides for their next “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” warmup match.

Yuki Arai is quickly forming teams with her senpais. Yamashita helped train her so that’s a natural duo and she is getting along in the ring with Miu Watanabe too. The three of them team up together for the first time. Meanwhile Moka Miyamoto is becoming something of a rival to Arai as the two rookies breaking in around the same time. Shoko Nakajima gets to be the x factor in the match.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 18/09/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Koroku
4. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yukio Naya
5. Yokohama Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Keigo Nakamura Vs Chris Brookes & HARASHIMA
6. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano

Minoru Fujita has been pulled from the show because he may have recently been in close contact with the Coronavirus. He is still waiting on an update so he will not be ready to compete in time if it turns out to be a negative case. Takumi Tsukamoto takes his place at the Yokohama show.

BASARA “BASARA 170 ~HOJIRO~”, 20/09/2021
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: FUMA (4) Vs Takato Nakano (2)
2. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (4) Vs Masato Kamino (2)

The “Nameless Corps” of Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano were supposed to challenge for the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles on this show. However Fujita is one third of the champions and cannot be at this show either. The title match has been cancelled for that reason.

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura (c) Vs Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura
3. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

Fujita will likely be good to go in time for the DDT Universal Title match to go ahead.

Two former KO-D Tag Team Champions are looking to take hold of the belts again. HARASHIMA was the previous champion as part of Smile Pissari until The 37KAMIINA defeated them. This time HARASHIMA is staying inside DISASTER BOX to look for a tag partner and he ended up with Naomi Yoshimura. These wrestlers are all no strangers to each other but it is still a first time tag team match up.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 8 ~LAUGHING GATE FORTUNE~”, 17/10/2021
Osaka City Abeno Ward Center

1. Masahiro Takanashi Returns To Osaka! Special Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs X & X
2. Special Singles Match To Commemorate Yukinori Matsui’s 25th Anniversary Of His Debut Two Years Later: Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro
3. Special Tag Match ~OSAKA THE BEST~: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Shigehiro Irie & Naomi Yoshimura
4. Special Tag Match ~ South Osaka Great War! Izumi Vs Kishiwada: Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Inaba no Buffalo

Four Osaka wrestlers all forged by DDT are put together in one match by Yukinori Matsui. Out of the four, Shigehiro Irie is sort of the black sheep of the group. But when Matsui wants him to show up at a DDT show he is booking, Irie will always oblige.

Osaka gets the first CDK tag match in DDT since Masahiro Takanashi’s comeback.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2021 1ST ROUND”, 24/10/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

The Ganbare☆Climax tournament returns for the first time in three years. The single elimination tournament will consist of three shows in October and November. The last tournament winner was Yumehito Imanari in 2018.

Shinjiro Otani fractured his left forearm during Sunday’s match against Kouki Iwasaki. The injury requires surgery and he will not be at any of Ganbare☆Pro’s upcoming shows in September and October.


All Men Are Equal Death Match, DDT Upgrades The Undercard

September 9, 2021

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~ ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE DAY TIME”, 10/09/2021
Kitazawa Town Hall

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~ ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE NIGHT TIME”, 10/09/2021
Kitazawa Town Hall

The Hiragana Muscle show that was held in Korakuen Hall last week is having two repeat performances at Kitazawa Town Hall tomorrow. The shows should be a largely identical story to the first one. Any differences will come from audience participation and the fan voting sections.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LIVE WITH YOUR TIME”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Kaya Toribami
2. Maki Itoh Vs Nodoka Tenma
3. Mizuki & Moka Miyamoto Vs Hyper Misao & Yuki Kamifuku
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Nao Kakuta & Haruna Neko
5. Hikari Noa & Pom Harajuku Vs Raku & Suzume
6. Shoko Nakajima & Arisu Endo Vs Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai
7. Miyu Yamashita Vs Yuki Aino

Two last minute changes. Rika Tatsumi has pulled out of the show due to family circumstances. She tweeted she will be taking a break from shows and social media for a while.

Marika Kobashi misses the show with a rib injury.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
2. 3 Way Match: Yuki Ueno Vs Akito Vs Yukio Naya
3. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Hideki Okatani & Azul Dragon Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, MAO & Yuto Aijima
4. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match ~ DRAMATIC WARS: Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
5. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino
7. DDT Extreme Title – All Men Are Equal! Kazuki Hirata Death Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

Normally it is the DDT Extreme Champion who chooses the match stipulation for title defences. However Shinya Aoki allowed Kazuki Hirata to pick the match gimmick this time. They agreed to an “All Men Are Equal!” match. Hirata explained that Aoki’s fighting power is 530,000 while his own power is just 20 (he promises to level up to 25 in time for the match). To make it a fair fight Aoki has to fight at Hirata’s level and only use moves that Hirata would do. For example, Aoki is not allowed to use a Cobra Clutch because Hirata never used that move himself. The match will be stopped if Aoki doesn’t fight like Hirata. Two referees, Hisaya Imabayashi and another person will be at ringside to judge what Aoki can and cannot do. This also means Aoki must learn to dance like Hirata because that is inevitable.

Shunma Katsumata is getting annoyed by the behavior of Pheromones. His button was pushed even more when he signed the contract for the match and noticed a funny smell coming from the pen. He found out the pen was in Yuki Iino’s mouth and covered in his drool. Konosuke Takeshita isn’t bothered by the mind games because as the champion of DDT he is prepared for everything his opponents will throw at him. Katsumata doesn’t have that patience and tried to attack Pheromones. Danshoku Dieno stopped him in his tracks with the Lip Lock.

Yuna Manase is as fired up as she’s ever been to promote her match against Saki Akai. It makes her angry that Akai hasn’t been putting in the same amount of effort and will make it all the sweeter if she beats her. Akai is surprised to see Manase act like this. She always assumed she was the older sister type. Instead Akai thinks she is trying to hide how smaller and weaker she actually is.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SAPPORO DAY 1”, 22/09/2021
Hokkaido Sapporo ii-one Stadium

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Antonio Honda & Yusuke Okada
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito, Kazuki Hirata & MAO
3. Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Tomoya & Yuya Koroku
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino Vs Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
5. Sapporo Specialty Special Single Match: Jun Akiyama Vs Noriyuki Yoshida
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DISASTER BOX!: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura

The experience of survival breathes new life into The 37KAMIINA and DISASTER BOX. Where do they go from here?

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SAPPORO DAY 2”, 23/09/2021
Hokkaido Sapporo ii-one Stadium

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Tomoya Vs Antonio Honda & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Saki Akai
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Keigo Nakamura
4. Yuji Hino Vs Hideki Okatani
5. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Noriyuki Yoshida Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. Sapporo Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Chris Brookes & Akito

Jun Akiyama goes from fighting Noriyuki Yoshida on Day 1 to teaming with him on Day 2.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuya Koroku
0. Under Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yumiko Hotta Vs Shinya Aoki & Mizuki Watase
1. Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Pheromones X Vs Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani
2. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno, MAO & Keigo Nakamura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Akito, Yukio Naya & X
3. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
4. Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiko Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata
5. DAMNATION Dissolution Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

Seven members of DAMNATION gather together for the unit’s final match. Shuji Ishikawa unfortunately will not get his wish to sing karaoke with DAMNATION at the Tokyo Dome. However Hiroshi Yamato is missing from the lineup too but I don’t know what his schedule is.

DDT wants to put more effort into the early matches of their shows to make up for the shorter run times enforced by the pandemic. Putting together the undercard under these conditions is a problem Sanshiro Takagi is trying to figure out. The restrictions prevent DDT from filling venues with fans so DDT have decided to stream the first three matches (the two pre-show matches and Match #1) live on their Youtube channel for those who cannot attend shows.

Normally the early matches are for the young wrestlers but Takagi wants to get creative. So he’s putting Yumiko Hotta and Shinya Aoki on opposite teams. Both of them fought in RIZIN and Takagi wants to see how they would fare against each other for that reason. This is also surprising because Hotta was publicly upset over Natsumi Maki leaving Actwres girl’Z for Tokyo Joshi Pro at the end of 2018. If she held any grudge with DDT over that then it looks like it is all water under the bridge now.


Yamashita Looks For Redemption, Hiroshi’s 2 Jacket Matches, YuuRI Signs With Ganpro, Busy Akiyama

September 7, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LIVE WITH YOUR TIME”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

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

On the last show Yuki Aino shocked Miyu Yamashita (and Maki Itoh) by beating her clean in the ring. Yamashita wants a singles match to avenge that loss and prove to Itoh that she will be at her best when its time for “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”. Aino beating her again would throw everything off course.

Yuki Arai is back after a month of Covid related setbacks.

BASARA “BASARA 167 ~THE 13TH FOX PRINCE~”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Jacket Match ~Hiroshi, 2 Consecutive Matches~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Takumi Tsukamoto
2. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs Fuminori Abe & Daiki Shimomura
3. Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Takato Nakano (2) Vs Masato Kamino (0)
5. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Isami Kodaka (2) Vs FUMA (2)

It’s still early days in the Next Challenger League. What we do know is Takumi Tsukamoto is guaranteed to be the Union MAX Champion defending against the league winner.

BASARA “BASARA 168 ~THE 14TH FOX PRINCE~”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Jacket Match ~Hiroshi, 2 Consecutive Matches~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Banana Senga
2. Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
3. 3 Way Match: SAGAT Vs Daiki Shimomura Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Isami Kodaka (2) Vs Masato Kamino (0)
5. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (2) Vs Takato Nakano (2)

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi will be doing two Jacket Matches on the day. He is currently ranked #7 in BASARA’s Jacket rankings. His opponent on show 1 is Tsukamoto ranked at #8. His second opponent Banana Senga is unranked.

GANBARE☆PRO “HARLEY DAVIDSON & MARLBORO MAN 2021”, 12/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Special Mixed 6-Person Tag Match: Shota, Moeka Haruhi & Miyako Matsumoto Vs Shinichiro Tominaga, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Takahiro Katori
3. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match: Cherry Vs YuuRI
4. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shu Sakurai
5. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match ~ 26 Year Revenge For The Master: Shinjiro Otani Vs Kouki Iwasaki
6. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match Part 2: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Nobody expected YuuRI to sign with Ganbare☆Pro after she left JUST TAP OUT. It goes to show not all of the movements going on in joshi right now are heading towards the same destination. She gets an established opponent from the get go, taking on Cherry in her first scheduled Ganpro match.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN ASAKUSA”, 16/09/2021
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater

1. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yusuke Okada
2. Yuki Ueno & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Yoshihiko
3. Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Mizuki Watase
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Keigo Nakamura
5. Jun Akiyama & Hideki Okatani Vs HARASHIMA & Yuya Koroku
6. Asakusa Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya

The entire bottom half of the card has been changed after Pheromones demanded to be in the same match together.

GANBARE☆PRO “BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA PLEASURE STYLE 2021”, 25/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Ganjo Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuna Manase, Yuna Mizumori & YuuRI Vs Asuka, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. THE HALFEE Vs Team Sanyo Sanin Full Scale Battle: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Minoru Fujita, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Shigehiro Irie Vs Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki
4. IJ Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai & Shota (c) Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganpro Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinjiro Otani
6. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

YuuRI also adds to the Ganbare☆Joshi roster and their fight against Yuu Yamagata’s group. YuuRI and Makoto are now included in the opening match.

The IJ Tag Team Titles match will be held under PWF Rules. That is the wrestling ruleset used by Tenryu Project.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Pheromones X Vs X & X
2. Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiko Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata
3. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
4. DAMNATION Dissolution Match: X Vs X
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

This is the end for DAMNATION. They are forced to split up after losing the final of the DRAMATIC SURVIVOR tournament. What their final match will be and who will be involved is currently a mystery.

Jun Akiyama recently made the shocking confession of wanting to team with Yoshihiko! He admitted he would rather do this than challenge for the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles.

The Pheromones have been teasing the addition of a third member to their team. Whoever it is will be showing up at Korakuen Hall!

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura (c) Vs Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani
2. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

Well Akiyama is challenging for the 8-Man Tag Titles anyway. He would rather the other four members of Junretsu fight for it but Makoto Oishi is injured long term so Akiyama has to be there. Maybe a first time in-ring meeting with Yoshiaki Yatsu will motivate him. The Olympics in Japan is now completely finished but can the champions keep their flame burning?

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 8 ~LAUGHING GATE FORTUNE~”, 17/10/2021
Osaka City Abeno Ward Center

1. Special Singles Match To Commemorate Yukinori Matsui’s 25th Anniversary Of His Debut Two Years Later: Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro
2. Special Tag Match ~ South Osaka Great War! Izumi Vs Kishiwada: Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Inaba no Buffalo.

Welcome to the alternate reality where Osaka Pro Wrestling still exists and has Jun Akiyama and Yusuke Okada both under contract. They’re going to have a local battle against Magnitude Kishiwada & Inaba no Buffalo. Kishiwada in particular is rather proud of being “Osaka’s Strongest Wrestler”. Time to put that to the test.


MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE” Results

September 1, 2021

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~”, 01/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
565 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Pro Wrestling “Kata” Group Final: Federal Republic Of Isubekistan (2) defeated Republic Of Creatord Tobago (1) and United States Of Finish (1).
1a. Single Match Section: Takaku Karahiko defeated Kazusada Kokuyo and DJ Nira by Audience Judgment.
1b. Tag Team Match Section: Itoki Oyoshi & Shota Okamura defeated Totaro Omoiki & Baseball Bat Swing and Yuki Rock & Minamikawa by Audience Judgment.
1c. 3 Way Match Section: Amon Tsurumi defeated Knee Cross Kinya and Herman Miller Mao by Audience Judgment.
1d. Backstage Comment Section: AK Racing Yoshimura, Eames Watase & Human Chair Imanari defeated Marume Komimatsu and Hondusty Rhodes by Advisor Judgement (Honorary Advisor: Danshoku Dieno).
*Gold: Federal Republic Of Isubekistan, Silver: Republic Of Creatord Tobago, Bronze: United States Of Finish.
2. Remote Pro Wrestling: Tetsu Inada defeated Shota Okamura with the Last Ride (23:47).
*Gold: Tetsu Inada, Silver: Haruo Murata, Bronze: Super Sasadango Machine.

United States Of Finish: Totaro Omoiki (Konosuke Takeshita), Takaku Karahiko (Yuki Ueno), Baseball Bat Swing (Shunma Katsumata), Knee Cross Kinya (Akito) & Marume Komimatsu (Kazuki Hirata)

Federal Republic Of Isubekistan: Kazusada Kokuyo (Kazusada Higuchi), Herman Miller Mao (MAO), AK Racing Yoshimura (Naomi Yoshimura), Itoki Oyoshi (Choun-Shiryu), Shota Okamura (Shota), Eames Watase (Mizuki Watase) & Human Chair Imanari (Yumehito Imanari)

Republic Of Creatord Tobago: Yuki Rock, Minamikawa, Amon Tsurumi, DJ Nira, RAM RIDER & Hondusty Rhodes (Antonio Honda)

The latest adventures of Hiragana Muscle began with a PowerPoint presentation from Super Sasadango Machine. It was called “What Is Public Awareness?” and he talked about his struggles to make Muscle famous around the world. His hopes for 2.9 Dimensional Pro Wrestling catching on fell on deaf ears and his mood got worse when he found out Super Delfin is successfully putting together a similar idea with his own musical pro wrestling show. To solve this problem, today’s special guest is famous voice actor Tetsu Inada. The idea already paid off with evidence of The Great O-Kharn allegedly tweeting about the show.

Inada narrated the story while the producers Yuki Rock and Minamikawa introduced everyone to the show. Amon Tsurumi then came out and gave a huge announcement. A big sports festival is taking place today and they’re hosting it! This event only happens every 40 years because of the toll it takes on the athletes taking part. The opening ceremony began with a speech from Yuriko Koikebukuro, who looks like the Governor Of Tokyo. Rock got bored and started arguing with Koikebukuro. Each of the producers were then fired because Rock implied he has taken illegal drugs, Minamikawa previously made inappropriate TV shows and Tsurumi was caught looking at porn on the company laptop. The producers all swore revenge.

Meanwhile The Finisher Boys were busy training when they found out about the sports festival. Most countries declined to participant due to the pandemic leaving only three teams. The Finisher Boys will be there representing the United States Of Finish. Their enemies The Steel Chair Boys from the Federal Republic Of Isubekistan will also compete. Last but not least is the Republic Of Creatord Tobago consisting of all the creative types. The Finisher Boys had the least members on a team until a trainee named Secondotti Tetsuji (played by Inada) approached them asking to join. They accepted him but only when he said everybody in DDT are his favourite wrestlers.

Suddenly, The Steel Chair Boys entered the scene. Shota challenged The Finisher Boys to a fight in the form of pictograms. They easily defeated him but it was all a distraction so The Steel Chair Boys could kidnap Tetsuji! If our heroes want to rescue him, they need to win the sports festival! Luckily for Tetsuji he is being played by a famous voice actor so the villains actually took good care of him while he was captive.

It was time for the festival to begin. Every team would take part in several rounds of Pro Wrestling “Kata” against each other. Each participant would perform no contact pro wrestling against an invisible opponent and fans would vote for the best performance. The master of ceremonies Danshoku Dieno oversaw the proceedings and would give the deciding vote if any audience poll ended in a tie. In the Singles Match Section, Yuki Ueno won the vote with his rendition of a midcarder wrestling in the second match of the third show during a tour outside of Tokyo. It beat Kazusada Higuchi’s performance of a heavyweight double down spot and DJ Nira doing the standard opening moments of a wrestling match.

Round 2 was in the Tag Team Section. Yuki Rock & Minamikawa performed the Tetsuya Naito & SANADA tag team. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata choreographed a tag team style that will become popular in the American indies some day in the future. But the winners were Choun-Shiryu & Shota Okamura who bounced around the ring as if they were getting beaten up by Strong BJ.

Round 3 was fittingly the 3 Way Match Section. Akito, MAO and Amon Tsurumi worked together to tell the story of a 3 Way Match that has a complete amateur also involved. Tsurumi was that amateur but he tricked Kinya & Mao into linking their arms together while back to back. He then pushed both of them over upside down onto their shoulders for a double pin. That won him the support of the crowd, tying the medals table at one victory a piece.

It all came down to the final round. The Backstage Comment Section. The remaining participants from each of the teams went backstage and gave post-match interviews for famous moments in wrestling. Hondusty Rhodes did a promo based on the aftermath of Wrestlemania III. Next was Kazuki Hirata throwing a chair around like a mentor pushing around his student. Finally Naomi Yoshimura, Mizuki Watase & Yumehito Imanari did a reenactment of Tatsumi Fujinami’s “Dragon Revolution”. It’s a famous scene where Fujinami confronted Antonio Inoki for not stepping aside and letting his generation step up. Watase committed to the bit and cut off bits of his hair just like Fujinami did. It was worth it because that won his team the gold!

The sports festival ended and the next scene was Sasadango recording his radio show with Inada. Things took a turn when Inada realised this is a wrestling show and he has a chance to live out his dream of becoming a pro wrestler. Sasadango refused because he doesn’t want to deal with any trouble caused if Inada gets hurt. RAM RIDER came up with a solution. They can do a Remote Pro Wrestling match with Inada shouting out orders to his team of wrestlers. Inada and Sasadango agreed to it and they went down to the ring.

The match itself is 5 Vs 5 with Inada coaching The Steel Chair Boys while Sasadango ordered around The Finisher Boys. Things went south when Sasadango was hit over the head several times with chairs. He needed to be replaced so Haruo Murata took his spot. The Steel Chair Boys continued to dominate under Inada’s commands until Tetsuya Endo made his mandatory run in and cleared the ring. He then gave a motivating speech to Murata before leaving. Inada and Murata then spoke to each other about each of them living their dreams. They both agreed it was time for them to wrestle! They begun their match when suddenly, Shota ran in with a chair ready to attack Murata. Inada stopped Shota with a Lariat and, with the help of everyone else, delivered the Last Ride to win the match!

Inada and Murata embraced after the match. Inada then received the gold medal from Yuriko Koikebukuro. The show ended with Inada talking about his love for pro wrestling. He also wished both Tsurumi and Yuki Ueno a happy birthday.


Endo Visits Kobashi, 121000000 Still Alive, Ganpro’s Big Matches

August 31, 2021

Earlier this week Tetsuya Endo visited Kenta Kobashi at his gym to talk about his successful KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”. Kobashi praised Endo for getting bigger. He noticed Endo’s movements haven’t changed and his posture in the air is good so his weight gain isn’t negatively effecting his performance. Endo was advised to target 95-100kg for his ideal weight. However Kobashi also said that Endo didn’t stand out much during the match. Instead the focus was entirely on Yuji Hino and Saki Akai.

Kobashi moved on to talking about Endo’s rivalries with Konosuke Takeshita and Jun Akiyama. He thinks Takeshita defeating Akiyama while Endo couldn’t is the kind of frustration Endo needs in order to become stronger. That along with the support of his fans is what can make Endo the champion again. Endo then showed Kobashi a video of a brand new finishing move he is working on, one nobody else has seen yet. Kobashi approves of it and recommends Endo to work on his arm strength because it is the key to make this mystery move work. He also told him to give it a good name so it will become the move that represents Endo. After an hour long talk, Endo worked out in the gym with Kobashi coaching him.

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~”, 01/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

My nightmare of trying to write up the Muscle show report is back. Let’s see what 2.9 Dimensional ideas Muscle Sakai has for The Finisher Boys and The Folding Chair Boys this time. Maybe Endo will do another run in.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 SUMMER ~STEP AND A STEP~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

The 121000000 tag team is still alive even though Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh have a big match against each other coming up. Itoh originally thought they would have to split up but Yamashita convinced her that continuing their team will not effect their match at “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”.

GANBARE☆PRO “HARLEY DAVIDSON & MARLBORO MAN 2021”, 12/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Special Mixed 6-Person Tag Match: Shota, Moeka Haruhi & Miyako Matsumoto Vs Shinichiro Tominaga, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Triple Big Singles Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Takahiro Katori
3. Ganpro Triple Big Singles Match: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shu Sakurai
4. Ganpro Triple Big Singles Match ~ 26 Year Revenge For The Master: Shinjiro Otani Vs Kouki Iwasaki
5. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match Part 2: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Look at Shinjiro Otani. He is spoiled for choice when it comes to matches against the Ganbare☆Pro roster. They all want a piece of him and he wants them too. Otani asked for a match against Kouki Iwasaki because Iwasaki’s mentor is Kenichi Yamamoto. In 1995 Yamamoto defeated Otani at a UWFi event. 26 years later Otani gets a chance to get some measure of revenge by fighting his student.

Shu Sakurai will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from Ganpro after 25th September. He explains this decision is being made for positive reasons and he will be using his experience from wrestling to take on new challenges. This is not a retirement from pro wrestling so he may return some day having grown as a pro wrestler and also as a person. Before he leaves, Sakurai wants to wrestle Shuichiro Katsumura so he gets to have that match.

GANBARE☆PRO “BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA PLEASURE STYLE 2021”, 25/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Yuna Mizumori Vs Asuka & HARUKAZE
2. THE HALFEE Vs Team Sanyo Sanin Full Scale Battle: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Minoru Fujita, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Shigehiro Irie Vs Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki
4. IJ Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai & Shota (c) Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganpro Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinjiro Otani
6. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

Otani’s other big singles match this month is a first time one on one meeting with Keisuke Ishii. His appearance in Ganpro has given Ishii new motivation after he went through a slump from losing the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. Ishii made the challenge and Otani has been impressed enough with his work to accept it.

Tenryu Project has approved of Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga’s challenge for the IJ Tag Team Titles. They gave Kenichiro Arai & Shota permission to defend the belts after the champions accepted the challenge.

It was Otani’s idea to get Tatsuhito Takaiwa booked on the show. I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been noticing this Ganpro/ZERO1 relationship for a while and I wonder if it will lead to anything more permanent down the road.

Sakurai ends his wrestling career with the rest of THE HALFEE.


Dramatic Survivor, A Unit Must Split Up! Dieno And Iino New Team Name, Takanashi Comeback, Sasaki Wants CM Punk?!?

August 23, 2021

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SENDAI”, 29/08/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT

1. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Kazuki Hirata
2. Shunma Katsumata & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Saki Akai & Hideki Okatani Vs Akito & Yuna Manase
4. DDT Teenage Project Special Single Match: El Unicorn Vs Ilusion
5. Junretsu Vs DAMANTION!: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Sendai Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Chihiro Hashimoto Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
7. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi & Keigo Nakamura

Now that “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” is in the rear view mirror, DDT is starting to shake up a little bit with new champions, new youth, a new team and the threat of existing alliances getting torn apart. We’ll get to each one show by show.

DDT “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021”, 04/09/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Team Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino
2. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Team Tournament – Round 1: Junretsu, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & MAO
3. Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
4. Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura
5. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito & Yukio Naya
6. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
7. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Team Tournament – Decision Match: Losers Of Match #1 Vs Losers Of Match #2

The name of the show isn’t just there to sound cool. The Dramatic Survivor Unit tournament was revealed to be a reverse bracket where the losing teams advance to the final. Win a match and your team is safe, lose all your matches and your unit must split up! Sanshiro Takagi came up with the idea to avoid DDT getting stale. He wants all the teams to fight for survival and there is no bigger motivation than the survival of your unit! To make things even more riskier, if a champion team is in the disbanding unit they will be forced to vacate their titles too! So if The 37KAMIINA lose and splits up they vacate the KO-D Tag Team Titles. If DAMNATION lose and splits up they vacate the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. For Junretsu and DISASTER BOX there will be no championships stripped.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Tokiko Kirihara
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
3. Texas Tornado Street Fight Special Mixed Tag Match: Miss Mongol & Yumehito Imanari Vs Cherry & Shota
4. 3 Way Match: Hong Kong International Police Man Vs Makoto Vs Itsuki Aoki
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Moeka Haruhi Vs Yuu Yamagata & HARUKAZE

Choun-Shiryu is unable to be on the show due to “circumstances”. His spot in the 3 Way Match is coincidentally being filled by the rarely seen Hong Kong International Police Man.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match ~ DRAMATIC WARS: Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
2. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase
3. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino

Back at the Beer Garden shows Danshoku Dieno and Yuki Iino appealed to form a tag team. Their request wasn’t met because they couldn’t come up with a suitable or tasteful team name. Well today they have their team name and also nicknames to match. From now on Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino are Pheromones! They immediately challenged Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata for the KO-D Tag Titles and got their shot so they would stop annoying the champions.

If the KO-D Tag Titles happen to be vacated because The 37KAMIINA lose the Dramatic Survivor tournament, then the match will be changed into a decision bout to determine the new champions. So at least Takeshita & Katsumata have a chance to reclaim the belts after they are forced to give them up.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

The new KO-D Openweight Champion Takeshita took some time to reflect on his latest accomplishment. After finally beating Jun Akiyama, the KO-D Title belt now has a different weight to it and Takeshita feels a different responsibility when it comes to defending it. He is in his best condition because of this pressure and is ready to take on Chris Brookes. He hasn’t beaten Brookes since July 2019 when he defended the KO-D Title against him back then. Brookes has won every singles match they’ve had together since then, which were either championship or tournament matches.

Masahiro Takanashi has become active again since coming back from injury. Not in the ring though because ChocoPro doesn’t have one. He wrestles his first match in DDT since March 2020.

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 01/10/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Dragon Sakurabo, “Old Wise Man” Human-Zee & Tiger Jeet Singh-juku Sumidagawa (w/ Haru Miyako) Vs Gota Ihashi & Antonio Honda (w/ Sayaka Obihiro & KUDO)
2. Saki Akai & Rina Yamashita Vs Yuna Mizumori & Mei Suruga
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, ken45° & Manjimaru Vs Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Yasu Urano
4. Kenichiro Arai Vs Baliyan Akki
5. Masahiro Takanashi & Chris Brookes Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei (w/ Gorgeous Matsuno)

Third time’s the charm. Takanashi even got to keep the entire card this time.

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs X

After stealing the belt multiple times over the last month, Daisuke Sasaki in now officially the DDT Universal Champion. His first title defence will be on 12th October and he has the right to choose his challenger. He chose CM Punk but DDT cannot make that happen for multiple reasons. Sasaki then picked Minoru Fujita as his back-up choice. Fujita beat Sasaki at July’s DAMNATION produced show so Sasaki wants to avenge that loss. The match is not official yet but DDT will send the challenge over to Fujita.


DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021” Results

August 15, 2021

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
529 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Mizuki Watase Return Match: Hideki Okatani defeated Mizuki Watase with the Double Arm Suplex (8:08).
2. Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura defeated HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata when Brookes submitted Hirata with the Octopus Stretch (0:22).
2a. Rematch: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata defeated Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura when Hirata pinned Nakamura witha School Boy (9:27).
3. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Dorago (Yukio Naya) & Haka (Yuki Iino) defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka when Haka pinned Takagi with the Spear (10:14).
4. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku when Takao pinned Koroku with the Gin And Tonic (9:10).
5. Yuki Ueno & Akito defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie when Akito pinned Paulie with an Ankle Package Hold (12:17).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Hardcore Judo Match: Shinya Aoki (c) (2) defeated MAO (1).
6a. Judo Rules: MAO (1) defeated Shinya Aoki (0) by Ippon (1:23).
6b. Hardcore Rules: Shinya Aoki (1) defeated MAO (1) with a European Clutch (6:25).
6c. Hardcore Judo Rules: Shinya Aoki (2) defeated MAO (1) by Table Crash (5:41).
*V1 for Shinya Aoki.
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) defeated Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada when Katsumata pinned Okada with the Firebird Splash (20:33).
*V1 for The 37KAMIINA.

It’s one week until “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” but there was still some business for DDT to tend too. For the main event the ring canvas was removed to show a brand new blue rimmed canvas underneath. The 37KAMIINA and Junretsu were the first to wrestle on it with the KO-D Tag Team Titles on the line. Jun Akiyama dealt with Konosuke Takeshita and created a 2-on-1 situation for his side. Akiyama threw Shunma Katsumata with an Exploder Suplex and Yusuke Okada hit a Diving Headbutt for a nearfall. Takeshita made it back in to break the count and even the odds. He blocked Okada’s Tornado DDT and lifted him up for a Braibuster. Then Katsumata jumped in to hit the MADMAX but Akiyama broke the pin. Takeshita held Akiyama back while Katsumata finished Okada off with the Firebird Splash.

After the match Takeshita pointed at the KO-D Openweight Title resting on Akiyama’s shoulder. They bumped fists to so there is no bad blood heading into their title match and Junretsu left. Katsumata then celebrated his team making their first title defence. Takeshita thanked him for his hard work winning them the match today and giving them momentum heading into “WRESTLE PETER PAN”.

The Hardcore Judo match for the DDT Extreme Title turned out to be a Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls contest. In the 1st fall Shinya Aoki and MAO had to have a regular judo match inside the ring. They both grappled and threw each other to the ground. At first Daisuke Kiso gave the point to Aoki but after consulting with judges outside the ring it was decided that MAO scored the Ippon instead. The 2nd fall was a Hardcore Match so both participants took off their judo jackets and brought out the weapons. After a violent back and forth, Aoki caught MAO in the European Clutch to get the three count. The final fall was Hardcore Judo rules, a Judo fight with weapons! They fought up the turnbuckles and Aoki threw MAO through a table below to score Ippon and win the match!

After the match Kazuki Hirata entered the ring in his full entrance costume. Aoki immediately threw a chair at him. Hirata calmed him down and respectfully challenged him for the Extreme Title. He explained it is great to win exciting matches against opponents you don’t know if you can beat. However it is also great to defend against opponents you can easily beat, like him! In a normal match Aoki Vs Hirata is heavily one-sided but Aoki can create a rule that can allow even the weakest wrestler to win! Aoki answered no. Hirata then threatened to quit DDT and without him there won’t be anybody backstage to do all the dirty work that keeps the show running. Aoki laughed and accepted the challenge. Hisaya Imabayashi decided the match will take place in Nishitetsu Hall on 12th September.

Daisuke Sasaki came back from quarantine with the stolen DDT Universal Title and quickly made a beeline for Yuki Ueno. As the match went on, Sasaki struck Ueno in the head with the belt and busted him open. While Sasaki continued beating up Ueno at ringside, Akito rolled up Mad Paulie to win the match. But that wasn’t the focus as Sasaki threw Ueno into the ring post and continued to beat him bloody. Sasaki even ambushed Ueno again backstage during the post-match interview. His message is loud and clear. Daisuke Sasaki is back!

Eruption faced DAMNATION is another warm up bout for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match. Soma Takao threw his belt down in front of Yukio Sakaguchi to annoy him. Yuji Hino blocked the God’s Right Knee but was bashed by Kazusada Higuchi. Higuchi was then wiped out by Tetsuya Endo’s Sasuke Special No. 1. Yuya Koroku tagged in to take the glory but Takao ended up beating him with the Gin And Tonic. Takao threw his title belt again, provoking Sakaguchi into fighting him. Meanwhile Higuchi and Endo butted heads. Saki Akai then entered the ring where Hino stood before here. Hino teased throwing a chop but relaxed and told Akai to go home. Akai slapped him across the face in response. The situation calmed down after that and both sides separated.

The Kininashi Wanaru match had a specific goal to achieve. The hosts of the TV show created their own characters for Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya to play. They also made 100 T-shirts for the gimmicks and wanted to sell all of them. In fact, the hosts were more concerned with selling the shirts than watching the match. Drago was Naya wearing a Riki Choshu mask while Haka was Iino wearing a Sanshiro Takagi mask. That one caught the real Takagi by surprise. They wrestled under the masks at first but they eventually got removed. Shiro Koshinaka did his thing while reminding everyone he is 62 years old. Takagi had Haka beat but Danshoku Dieno suddenly appeared and pulled Yukinori Matsui out of the ring mid pinfall. Takagi gave Dieno the Stunner and placed him over the turnbuckles with his backside hanging out. Unfortunately Takagi himself was sent face first into Dieno’s butt and then Iino pinned him with the Spear.

Hirata’s appearance earlier in the show quickly ended when he submitted to Chris Brookes. Everyone agreed to an immediate rematch and Brookes instantly put Hirata in the Octopus Stretch again. This time Toru Owashi broke the hold. Naomi Yoshimura cleaned house until Hirata pleaded to be tagged back in. Antonio Honda brought the match to a halt with Gongitsune that was also charged by Dieno’s backside. Keigo Nakamura also got charged up when he was thrown head first into Dieno. His charged head gave everyone electric shocks but Hirata guided him to collide with Honda and then rolled him up for the three count. Hirata promised to win his part of the Double Ring Double Single Match and be crowned the king of the 2nd match on the card!

After a long absence due to injury, Mizuki Watase returned to the ring for his first wrestling match in six months. His opponent was his Junretsu teammate Hideki Okatani. The match showed just how much Okatani has progressed while Watase was gone. Watase still put up a fight but he was done when Okatani countered the Back Drop into a Bulldog Headlock. Okatani then got the pin with the Double Arm Suplex. The two shook hands after the match. Watase was disappointed to lose against a younger and less experienced wrestler. But he also understands while he was gone for six months, Okatani was training with Akiyama during that same time period. Watase has to start again from scratch but at least he too will have Akiyama guiding him.

DDT is now sponsored by Japan Bakery Marketing and they get a prime advertising spot on the neutral corner pads. The company producer Takuya Kishimoto appeared with Takagi to pose with some bread. The deal came together when Takagi met with Kishimoto at a recent Rojo Pro Wrestling event that DDT put together. Kishimoto said he became hooked with wrestling and feels the same happiness he gets from eating bread.

Kenta Kobashi will appear at “WRESTLE PETER PAN” to observe the KO-D Title match between Akiyama and Takeshita.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL” Results

August 15, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
567 Fans

1. Miyu Yamashita defeated Moka Miyamoto with the Attitude Adjustment (6:27).
2. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Hyper Misao & Kaya Toribami when Aino pinned Toribami with the Venus DDT (12:22).
3. Miu Watanabe, Mirai Maiumi & Suzume defeated Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko when Watanabe pinned Neko with the Tear Drop (13:31).
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel defeated Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo when Saint-Michel submitted Endo with the Saint-Michel (11:02).
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Nao Kakuta & Pom Harajuku defeated Aja Kong, Rika Tatsumi, Marika Kobashi & Raku when Mizuki pinned Raku with the Cutie Special (15:39).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: Maki Itoh defeated Shoko Nakajima with the Itoh Deluxe (23:21).

Maki Itoh lived up to her promise to prove happy endings can exist! She went off to a slow start against Shoko Nakajima but took things up a level with a Draping DDT on the ring apron. Nakajima took a beating outside the ring but got the higher ground and hit a Topé Suicida onto Itoh into the security fence. The two of them scrambled to lock in their signature submission holds back in the ring. Nakajima got the upper hand but the damage to her waist prevented her from holding the bridge when she pulled off the Northern Lights Suplex, just like what happened to Mizuki yesterday. Itoh dodged the Diving Senton and hit a Jumping DDT to even the odds again. Nakajima did the Northern Lights Suplex again but even with the bridge this time Itoh was able to kick out. She stuck out her middle finger and blocked the 619. Itoh held on and dragged Nakajima into the centre of the ring to apply the Itoh Deluxe. Nakajima had no choice but to give up, resulting in Itoh winning the Tokyo Princess Cup!

Itoh held onto her injured face until she was given the trophy, which she hugged. She told everyone this has been a long time coming. It may seem like she’s successful at everything but she’s been through a lot. She got fired as an idol, got a facelift that didn’t change anything, built up a lot of debt and even had her face broken during the tournament. This may not have been a happy ending for Nakajima or Mizuki but Itoh wants them to know there is no such thing as a bad ending. For them it’s only the middle of their stories that will head towards their own happy endings!

Itoh then invited Miyu Yamashita into the ring. She originally didn’t like her but when they wrestled each other here in Korakuen Hall on 4th January, it changed her pro wrestling life. Now Itoh is crazy about Yamashita and is glad to have met her! Yamashita congratulated Itoh and then challenged her to a Princess Of Princess Title match at “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” on 9th October! She only had one thing to ask Itoh. Is she ready to fight for the championship? Yamashita is because they team together as 121000000 and also had many singles matches against each other. She is also the best in the world to ever be Princess Champion. Itoh said she now has her happy ending and is ready to start the next chapter of Itoh Vs Yamashita at Ota Ward Gymnasium!

For the first time since their AEW debuts, Yuka Sakazaki and Aja Kong got to wrestle each other again. Kong was put off by the antics of the opposing team but even she couldn’t contend with Pom Harajuku’s Sneak Kicks. Kong finally got her hands on her but the rest of the team made her join in the Good Night Express. Rika Tatsumi then tried to Body Slam Kong onto Harajuku but couldn’t lift her so Kong slammed her instead. The Magical Sugar Rabbits put a stop to Kong with Toy Story (the Double Diving Cross Bodies off the same turnbuckles). Marika Kobashi got involved until Nao Kakuta put her down with a DDT, Tatsumi hit Kakuta with the Hip Attack and then gave Harajuku the Twist Of Fate. Mizuki got Tatsumi with a Missile Dropkick but then Kong came back and held Mizuki in place for Raku’s Double Brain Chop. Mizuki kicked out and avoided the Doctor Yellow. She then caught Raku in the Cutie Special to nab the three count. Everyone on the winning team apologized to Harajuku for not saving her from getting squashed by Kong. Meanwhile Kong praised her team for having good teamwork. Even 35 years into her career she is learning new things and enjoying new places like Tokyo Joshi Pro.

NEO Bishiiki-gun spent their time on the show bullying Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo. It wasn’t a fair fight either because they used distractions to attack Noa with Sakisama’s rose and Mei Saint-Michel’s tray. Noa fought back and was able to get the tag to Endo but Sakisama still drilled her with a Big Boot. NEO Bishiiki-gun continued strong and got rid of Noa with the Tarte Tatin before Saint-Michel submitted Endo with her self-named submission hold.

The first trios match of the show saw Miu Watanabe give Haruna Neko the Giant Swing. Mahiro Kiryu lifted Suzume up for a Spinebuster but held her so Yuki Kamifuku could hit a Big Boot before the drop. Mirai Maiumi got rid of them with a Double Lariat so Watanabe could pin Neko with the Tear Drop.

Hyper Misao wanted Kaya Toribami to watch and learn how to cheat in matches and get away with it. The rookie didn’t quite get what to do. When Misao told her to use the cold spray, Toribami thought she meant to spray herself for recovery reasons rather than spray the opponent to blind them. The Bakuretsu Sisters got past their opponents. Nodoka Tenma rendered Misao useless with a Back Flip and Yuki Aino pinned Toribami with the Venus DDT.

Yamashita’s solo work today was dealing with Moka Miyamoto in the opener. The rookie avoided the Attitude Adjustment, struck Yamashita in the stomach with a Straight Fist Thrust and applied the Rashomon hold. Yamashita used kicks to break out of the hold, hit a Right High Kick and then got the victory with the Attitude Adjustment.


Match Card For The Princess Cup Final

August 14, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

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

The Tokyo Princess Cup is down to the last two. Either Shoko Nakajima becomes a two time winner or Maki Itoh gets the trophy with a broken freakin’ cheekbone! Meanwhile Aja Kong continues her association with Raku with The Magical Sugar Rabbits joining in. Mei Saint-Michel today asked if she can team with Martha sometime so maybe Sakisama will give them permission. The superhero and the cassowary team up for the first time. Last but not least the Princess Of Princess Champion is working in the opener.