Producer Dino In Charge, Kodaka 15 Years, DDT Nostalgia, Ohka Gambles Big

August 22, 2017

DDT “DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~FIRST REQUEST SPECIAL!~”, 25/08/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. Match To Determine If Amon Tsurumi Can Return As GM: Amon Tsurumi Vs X

With “RYOGOKU PETER PAN” done for another year it’s time for a fresh start in DDT, especially since we now have Danshoku Dino as the Producer. The card for DDT’s next show will be determined through “Danshoku Interviews” Dino will hold with the roster. Also he is giving Amon Tsurumi an opportunity to return to his role as General Manager but Tsurumi has to wrestle for it. Tsurumi does not need to win to get his job back, he only has to do a good enough job convincing Producer Dino that he deserves it.

DDT “DRAMATIC ARMOR ATTACK! 2017”, 27/08/2017
Kanagawa Odawara Arena

0. King Of Dark Title: Dai Suzuki (c) Vs Kouki Iwasaki
1. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. Big Single Match At Late Summer ~ 41 Year Old Chubby Wrestler Vs 38 Year Old Idol Wrestler!: Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
5. Big Single Match At Late Summer ~ Crazy Gold Wolf Vs Crazy D●ck Throw!: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Joey Ryan
6. Odawara Specialty! Kanagawa Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Some extra rules have been established for the brand new KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles. After the first champions were crowned Dino quickly realised how difficult it will be to schedule all five members of the team to appear at the same shows on a regular basis. In this situation, only Makoto Oishi & Ken Ohka can be relied on for regular DDT bookings at this moment in time. LiLiCo, Lady Beard and Super Sasadango Machine all have conflicting schedules. So the plan is title defences will be endorsed if at least 3 members of the defending team including the team captain are available. The remaining spots on the team can be filled by temporary replacements. However the replacements will not be recognised as champions themselves. Any successful defences will be credited to the original champions even when they are absent.

BASARA “VAJRA 45 ~OSHU BATTLE~”, 02/09/2017
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

1. Single Match With Beef Tongue As Ingredients: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama
2. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Miyagino Ward~: Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita & Masamune

Isami Kodaka is setting up a few special matches in the build up to his 15th Anniversary show this October.

DDT “NON-FIX ~ 9.13 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL EXTRA EDITION VOL. 2”, 13/09/2017
Shibuya Club ATOM

1. 4 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Muscle Sakai Vs Ken Ohka
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs HERO!, MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Poison Sawada JULIE Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

DDT returns to Shibuya Club ATOM for the first time since I think 2004 for a nostalgia show. Poison Sawada JULIE comes out of retirement to team with ALL OUT. Other returns include HERO!, MIKAMI, Tanomusaku Toba and Muscle Saki.

DDT “FACTORY WRESTLING IN MIYAJI IRON WORKS 2017”, 20/09/2017
Miyagi Iron Works

KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dino

When the working day is done, DDT will take over the Miyaji Iron Works for a special Factory Pro Wrestling match. The KO-D Tag Team Titles are on the line! Naomichi Marufuji is hesitant about wrestling a Falls Count Anywhere Match inside a factory but his boss over in NOAH gave him permission to take part.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. “Kamen Women” Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura Vs Emi Sakura & Riho
2. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs “brother” YASSHI

Days before Ken Ohka puts his Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title on the line in the special 3 Way Match, he will first have to go through a title defence in Ganbare☆Wrestling. The good news for Okha is if he loses the title to “brother” YASSHI, he will still be part of the 3 Way Titles Match in DDT. The bad news is he will have to put something else on the line to replace the title. More on that below.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? ~DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~LAST REQUEST SPECIAL!~”, 24/09/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title, DDT Extreme Title & Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita (c/K) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (c/E) Vs Ken Ohka (c/I)

Producer Dino ended “RYOGOKU PETER PAN” with a major announcement concerning the main event for DDT’s next show in Korakuen Hall. It is a 3 Way Match with the KO-D Openweight Title, DDT Extreme Title and Independent World Jr. Title all on the line! The winner will become a double champion, taking the title from whoever he pins or submits. The odd man out will escape the match with their respective championship still in their grasp. In the case that Ohka loses his championship in Ganpuro a few days before this show, he agrees to put his entire life savings of 664,111 yen on the line instead.


Koshien Under Threat? Peter Pan Card Updates, Tokyo Joshi At Korakuen

July 31, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DNA 35~”, 05/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1A: Mizuki Watase Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1B: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Dai Suzuki
3. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1C: Diego Vs Yuki Ueno
4. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1D: Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
5. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Semi Final: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
6. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Semi Final: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
7. Masato Kamino Debut Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani & Daiki Shimomura Vs Rekka & Masato Kamino
8. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Final: X Vs X

The story surrounding this tournament is a mystery biker going around and attacking the participants. It started when the person attacked Dai Suzuki and Rekka at the qualifying match held in DDT’s dojo. Then at yesterday’s Beer Garden show the person returned and attacked MAO. Who is this person and what is their goal?

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017 ~PETER PAN 20 YEARS OLD PETER PAN~”, 20/08/2017
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Dark Match – Street Pro Wrestling Extra Edition! Gota Ihashi Ryogoku 5 Game Series: Gota Ihashi Vs Mad Paulie, Gorgeous Matsuno, Dai Suzuki, X & X
0. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Battle Royal: Cherry (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita Vs Syoko Nakajima Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Nonoko Vs Rika Tatsumi Vs Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuu Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Maho Kurone Vs Marika Kobashi Vs Yuna Manase Vs Mizuki
0. Dark Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Hoshitango, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Masato Kamino Vs Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Diego & Daiki Shimomura
1. Yuki Ino Debut Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ino Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno
2. Ikemen Vs Idol! Handsome Humanity Battle: Jiro Kuroshio Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Dick Togo, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda
4. Special 4 Way Tag Match: Kaz Hayashi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Kotaro Suzuki & Soma Takao
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Joey Ryan, Saki Akai & Yoshihiko Vs Makoto Oishi, LiLiCo, Lady Beard, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka
6. DDT 20th Anniversary Weapon Rumble – All Rights Contra Marriage: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino
7. DDT Extreme Title – Cabellera Contra Cabellera: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Akito
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji
9. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

Now the stakes are high for Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino. Dino wants full control of DDT if he wins. But Dino’s mother wants him to settle down so if Takagi wins, Dino must get married. This will be settled with a Weapon Rumble match, the first to happen in DDT since 2014. At set times, a new weapon is brought into the match and often these weapons can be anything from objects to famous wrestlers. With this being a 20 year celebration for DDT don’t be surprised if some faces from the past appear.

The full squads for the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles match are now known and what a glut of insanity it is!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING ~THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW ERA~”, 26/08/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Future Girl 3 Way Match: Yuu Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Marika Kobashi
2. International Single Match: Syoko Nakajima Vs Solo Darling
3. Yuki Kamifuku Debut Match: Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mizuki & Nonoko
4. Idol Lumberjack Death Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Maki Ito (Referee: Sanshiro Takagi)
5. Dream Dragon Bombers Vs NEO Biishiki-gun: Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Shiro Koshinaka Vs Saki-nami, Martha & Yukio Saint Laurent
6. Special Single Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Meiko Satomura
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Reika Saiki

Reika Saiki gets the title match for winning the Tokyo Princess Cup, beating the champion Yuka Sakazaki in the final.

Rika Tatsumi revealed she is being coached by Shiro Koshinaka, which explains the Hip Attacks in her moveset. He’s coming in to help the Dragon Bombers fight NEO Biishiki-gun.

Tokyo Joshi Pro are looking for idols to participate as lumberjacks in the Azusa Takigawa Vs Maki Ito grudge match. They would prefer idols who like wrestling and have experience in sports.


DDT “UCHIKOMI! PRESENTS ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017” Results

July 23, 2017

DDT “UCHIKOMI! PRESENTS ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017”, 23/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,253 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Daiki Shimomura with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (4:03).
1. Hirata Collection A.T. & Gorgeous Matsuno Expulsion Italian Falls Count Anywhere Match Scramble Bunkhouse Street Fight Tornado 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda & Ken Ohka defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. when Dino pinned Hirata with a Hirata Lock Cutback (4:43).
2. Special Tag Match: Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai defeated Makoto Oishi & Yoshiko when Takanashi pinned Oishi with the Don Marco (6:35).
3. Tetsuya Endo defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Tetsuya In The Sky (2:34).
4. Road To Ryogoku 4 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao defeated KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Diego and Mike Bailey & MAO when HARASHIMA pinned MAO with the Somato (7:53).
5. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) defeated Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie when Higuchi pinned Paulie with the Goten (11:32).
*V3 for YaroZ.
6. DDT Extreme Title – Ladder Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Joey Ryan when Sasaki grabbed the title belt (16:08).
*V4 for Daisuke Sasaki.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Surprise Rose (17:51).
*V5 for Konosuke Takeshita. Keisuke Ishii cashed in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
-. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Naomi Yoshimura with a Lariat (11:00).
*V6 for Konosuke Takeshita. Naomi Yoshimura cashed in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

With less than a month away before “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017”, the journey to Sumo Hall went through a lot of bumps and turns in Korakuen Hall today. Konosuke Takeshita had not just one but two KO-D Openweight Title defences, clearing through the last of the Right To Challenge holders. First up was the scheduled main event against Keisuke Ishii. For weeks Ishii had been preparing the Final Cut learned from Kaz Hayashi as his secret weapon. Unfortunately for him, when it was finally time to use it Takeshita countered the move into an Emerald Frosion. Kind of ironic given Ishii’s adoration for classic All Japan that such a move would be used against him. With his battleplan in tatters, Ishii still had it in him to kick out of the German Suplex and some Big Boots. But the Surprise Rose finally put him down for the count.

After the match Takeshita wanted to create peace between his generation and Ishii’s. It isn’t about which generation is better, it’s about doing your best for DDT. He even invited Shigehiro Irie to come out as part of the peace offering. What he got instead was an ambush Lariat from Naomi Yoshimura! Today was the day Yoshimura would give Takeshita his greatest humiliation. He’s cashing in the last Right To Challenge contract for his title shot right now! What followed was Takeshita’s fight for survival as Yoshimura tried to beat him with big move after big move. A high angle choke Slam couldn’t beat Takeshita. A Power Bomb from the apron through a table couldn’t beat him. More Lariats couldn’t beat him. Takeshita finally turned the tables when he escaped the Throwaway Power Bomb and hit back with Lariats and Shoulder Blocks. He was now besting Yoshimura in these sumo-like collisions just like when they were kids. Yoshimura couldn’t handle it and his quest for revenge ended in failure after one Lariat too many. Takeshita won and now has a clear road ahead to Sumo Hall where Tetsuya Endo is waiting for him.

Endo entered the ring to show his disappointment over the result. He thought fighting Yoshimura would be the more interesting match. He reminded Takeshita that it was just over one year ago when Endo joined DAMNATION. A lot has changed since then but one thing remained the same. Endo wants the KO-D Title and he’ll have to beat Takeshita to get it! Takeshita didn’t hold back over what he wanted to say to his former friend. If Takeshita beats Endo in another title match and at Sumo Hall this time then Endo shouldn’t get another shot as long as Takeshita is champion. Endo agreed to the condition. Takeshita then reminded Endo about their 60 minute draw and said everyone at Sumo Hall better be prepared to see another one. He offered a handshake but Endo spat in his face instead. Takeshita remained calm but then grabbed Endo’s hair and pulled him in for a Short Range Lariat. Endo ducked, bounced off the ropes and hit a Handspring Leg Lariat to the champion. He followed it up with the Shooting Star Press. Endo grabbed the title belt and had the final word. Fair and square? Endo isn’t here to kid around. Wrestling isn’t a sport, it’s a fight. Takeshita told him that one year ago. Now Endo will return that message to him!

High risk, high reward was needed to determine a winner between Daisuke Sasaki and Joey Ryan so a Ladder Match was held with the DDT Extreme Title hanging above the ring. Ryan wasted no time when he dove out of the ring onto Sasaki during the champion’s entrance. Ryan later gave Sasaki a Brainbuster onto the ladder outside the ring. He looked all clear to climb the ladder inside the ring and grab the title but Sasaki caught his attention by pulling out a picture of Laura James and kissing it. Ryan got off the ladder but that allowed Sasaki to come back in and take control of the match. Sasaki brought out a trash can to beat Joey up with. He then wrapped a steel chain around his arm and jumped for a Diving Elbow but Joey rolled out of the way. Ryan took out a lollipop covered in thumbtacks and shoved it into Sasaki’s mouth! Sasaki hit back with a Chain Lariat then used the chain to wrap a Cross Facelock on Joey. Sasaki then brought out a barbed wire bat but Joey Super Kicked him with the lollipop still in his mouth! Then Ryan brought out the most dangerous weapon yet… a box of Lego! Ever step on one of those things without shoes on? Then you know how much they hurt. Ryan spilled the Lego onto the canvas and gave Sasaki the Balls Plex onto the Lego. He climbed the ladder but somehow Sasaki recovered, grabbed the second ladder and hit him with it to slow him down. Sasaki then position the second ladder between the first ladder and the top rope. Joey reached for the title belt but Sasaki threw him off with a Back Body Drop onto the second ladder! That left Sasaki free to pull down the belt and stay as the Extreme Champion.

Sasaki celebrated with the title belt and the picture of Laura James. He was approached by Amon Tsurumi and asked who he would like to defend the title against at Sumo Hall. Sasaki said he wants to go to America and defend against Candice LeRae. Tsurumi told him to forget about it because that request is impossible. Akito came out and asked for the title shot. Tsurumi liked the idea. After all, Akito eliminated Sasaki in the King Of DDT tournament and also has wins over him in 3 Way Matches. Sasaki said he would agree to it on one condition. Their match will also be “Cabellera Contra Cabellera”, a Hair Vs Hair Match! Akito accepted because he made up his mind long ago how much he is willing to risk to become a champion again. He’ll bet all of the hair on his head if he has to!

Irie appeared in the ring with his head heavily bandaged for his KO-D Tag Team Titles defence with Kazusada Higuchi. They were in for a fight against the DAMNATION pair of Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie. The four brawled around the ring and it looked like the challengers were coming out on top. Ishikawa gave Irie the Fire Thunder while Paulie hit Higuchi with the Reverse Splash. However Higuchi recovered and sent Paulie into the corner. Irie ran in with a Cannonball Splash to Paulie which stunned him. Higuchi then put the big guy away with the Goten for the three count. The YaroZ were presented with their title belts by Ayumi Goto who herself was wearing the OPBF Oriental Pacific Women’s Super Bantamweight Title.

Afterwards Tsurumi invited HARASHIMA to the ring for an announcement concerning the Tag Titles. HARASHIMA will be challenging for the belts at Sumo Hall with someone who will certainly make DDT more exciting. Out came Naomichi Marufuji! HARASHIMA said he was exciting to put this together. Marufuji wanted everyone to know he isn’t doing this match as a guest wrestler. He is here because he wants to win the Tag Titles with somebody as skillful as HARASHIMA. Irie is pleased. He respects Marufuji and cannot wait to crush him!

Soma Takao must be feeling left out. He returns from illness to win a 4 Way Tag with HARASHIMA then HARASHIMA goes and makes friends with Marufuji for a big championship match. Now what is Takao going to do at Sumo Hall?

Shunma Katsumata Vs Tetsuya Endo didn’t last three minutes. Katsumata attacked Endo during his entrance and tried to get a quick win but it backfired when Endo pinned him with Tetsuya In The Sky. Backstage Katsumata excused the loss by saying he was feeling tired from wrestling in the NOAH Jr. Tag League.

Saki Akai wanted to see how much she has grown since her last meeting with Yoshiko. The result was inconclusive because Masahiro Takanashi pinned Makoto Oishi instead, leaving the two women to glare at each other after the match.

Japanese livelihoods were on the line in the opener. If T2Hide lost then both Hirata Collection A.T. and Gorgeous Matsuno would be deported from the country. But if they won then nobody could ever accuse Hira-Colle of being Kazuki Hirata in disguise ever again. A draw meant only Hira-Colle would be deported and Matsuno would be safe. To make things even more tense the match was held under (deep breath) Italian Falls Count Anywhere Match Scramble Bunkhouse Street Fight Tornado 6-Man Tag rules. Antonio Honda tried to calm the situation by telling the good old summer story “Pirates Of The Caribbean” but he replaced the name Caribbean with Parisian. Danshoku Dino won the match for his team by countering the Hirata Lock into a Cradle for the pin. Everyone celebrated by grabbing Hirata and carrying him out of the building. A message was then produced on the screen advertising Kazuki Hirata’s return to DDT on 30th August.

In the dark match, Daiki Shimomura tried to beat Kouki Iwasaki with Standing Moonsaults. Iwasaki fought back with Knee Lifts and won the match with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster. That is quickly becoming is go to move for beating opponents from the generation below him.

The brand new KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles were shown off for the first time. Each belt is a different colour. The belts are red, blue, pink, yellow and green. The first champions will be decided at Sumo Hall with Toru Owashi and Makoto Oishi captaining the two teams. They will announce their team choices at the first Beer Garden show on 30th July.

Katsumata was told he would be getting a special singles match at Sumo Hall. He will face Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio! The WRESTLE-1 pretty boy ran around Korakuen Hall greeting the audience while Tsurumi tried to get his attention to keep the show on schedule. The match means something to both wrestlers because they are both the same age and were also trainees together in an old promotion called SMASH.

Miyu Yamashita appeared to promote her match against Meiko Satomura in Tokyo Joshi Pro on 26th August. She admitted she had a bad performance at the press conference announcing the match. Satomura’s comments about Yamashita drove her to tears. Yamashita said when she woke up the next day she threw away all of her admiration for Satomura and replaced them with a desire to kill her in the ring!

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017 ~PETER PAN 20 YEARS OLD PETER PAN~”, 20/08/2017
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Battle Royal: Maho Kurone (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita Vs Syoko Nakajima Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Nonoko Vs Rika Tatsumi Vs Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuu Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Marika Kobashi Vs Yuna Manase Vs Mizuki
1. Yuki Ino Debut Match: Yuki Ino Vs X
2. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Toru Owashi, X, X, X & X Vs Makoto Oishi, X, X, X & X
3. Special 3 Way Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Kotaro Suzuki & Soma Takao
4. Ikemen Vs Idol! Handsome Humanity Battle: Jiro Kuroshio Vs Shunma Katsumata
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Dick Togo, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title – Cabellera Contra Cabellera: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Akito
7. DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji
9. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo


Last Korakuen Stop For Road To Ryogoku 2017

July 22, 2017

DDT “UCHIKOMI! PRESENTS ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017”, 23/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Hirata Collection A.T. & Gorgeous Matsuno Extracurricular Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda & Ken Ohka
3. Road To Ryogoku 4 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito & Diego Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
4. Special Tag Match: Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshiko
5. DDT Extreme Title – Ladder Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Joey Ryan
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii
*Keisuke Ishii will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

This is the final Korakuen Hall show for DDT before “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” so expect some match announcements and clearer directions for the roster going into the show. Konosuke Takeshita has almost passed all of his Right To Challenge obstacles, Tetsuya Endo waits for the KO-D Openweight Champion, Hirata Collection A.T.’s stay in Japan is under threat, HARASHIMA has some sort of plan to get what he wants and Mad Paulie is getting his own fan club.

Boxer Ayumi Goto will be presenting the title belts for the KO-D Tag Team Championship match. She is there as part of the Uchikomi! sponsorship.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DELICIOUS SACAS PRO WRESTLING 2017 FINAL BATTLE ~GANBARE☆WRESTLING~”, 30/07/2017
Tokyo Akasaka Sacas

1. Opening Ganbare: Shinichiro Wakita Vs Osamu Namiguchi
2. HARUKAZE Comes To Spring!: HARUKAZE Vs Cherry
3. Power Of Dreams Vs New York Head Hunters: Chikara & Yumehito Imanari Vs KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Hollywood GOTA
4. Ganpuro SUMMER Special Tag Match in AKASAKA: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Yukihiro Abe

Ganbare☆Wrestling closes out DDT’s week at the Delicious Sacas Festival.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017 ~PETER PAN 20 YEARS OLD PETER PAN~”, 20/08/2017
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Yuki Ino Debut Match: Yuki Ino Vs X
2. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: X, X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X, X & X
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Dick Togo, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda
4. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Sanshiro Takagi
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

Just to remind you, Naomichi Marufuji and LiLiCo are the guests announced so far wrestling on the card. I’d say the odds are good that we’ll find out at Korakuen what they will be up to.


The Final Cut, Sasaki Vs Joey Ladder Match, Princess Cup Finale

July 18, 2017

DDT “HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES 2017”, 22/07/2017
Tokyo Big Sight

Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Joey Ryan Vs Danshoku Dino & Tomomitsu Matsunaga

DDT returns to the arts & crafts festival for another year.

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017”, 23/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Hirata Collection A.T. & Gorgeous Matsuno Extracurricular Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda & Ken Ohka
3. Road To Ryogoku 4 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito & Diego Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
4. Special Tag Match: Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshiko
5. DDT Extreme Title – Ladder Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Joey Ryan
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii
*Keisuke Ishii will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

The key to the KO-D Openweight Title match will be whether or not Keisuke Ishii will be able to use the Final Cut. He’s been learning how to use the move by Kaz Hayashi for the last month but has not used it in any DDT matches since then. Ishii does not want his generation to be overtaken by Konosuke Takeshita’s generation and he thinks he is the last obstacle to prevent that from happening. Takeshita said that his success has not come from luck alone but he earned it with his power too.

Takeshita gave an update over the events that happened at the end of “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 4” in Osaka on Sunday. Naomi Yoshimura finally succeeded in embarrassing him by stealing his mother, Keiko Takeshita! He does not know if she returned home that night. All he got was a LINE message from her saying she was so excited by the crowd cheering her name that she couldn’t sleep. Amon Tsurumi joked that Ishii should steal Takeshita’s father as part of his own mind games.

Drastic measures are being taken to settle the score between Daisuke Sasaki and Joey Ryan. The two were both knocked out at the end of their Last Man Standing Double Title Match so no championship changes took place. Ryan has since lost the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title but he is still determined to beat Sasaki for the DDT Extreme Title. Sasaki decided the rematch at Korakuen Hall will be a Ladder Match! There is one slight problem. Normally in Ladder Matches the prize is hung high above the ring. DDT has yet to get permission from Korakuen Hall management to hang a cable from the ceiling to hold the title belt. Consultation is currently taking place between the two parties so there may not be any problems by the time the match takes place.

Ryan intends win the Extreme Title and bring it back with him to America just like he did with the Iron Man Title. Sasaki would prefer for Laura James to be the prize they have to grab instead of the Extreme Title belt. He thinks she weighs lighter than the belt so it should be possible. As part of his training for the match, Sasaki says he has been watching a porno called “Monster Cock” every day. During a photo shoot where Sasaki and Ryan posed with the ladder, Sasaki stuck his arm through the ladder and asked Ryan for a handshake. Ryan shook his hand but then tried to pull it onto his crotch. The ladder prevented Sasaki’s hand from reaching that far. Sasaki then grabbed the ladder and thrusted it at Ryan but it was blocked by his crotch. Ryan overpowered the ladder and threw Sasaki across the room in the process.

Tetsuya Endo has plans to open up a women’s fan club for Mad Paulie called the Paulie Joshi. This show is supposedly going to be the launch day of the club.

If T2Hide lose their match, both Hirata Collection A.T. and Gorgeous Matsuno will be deported from Japan.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~THE 4TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL ROUND~”, 30/07/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Syoko Nakajima Vs Reika Saiki
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki
3. Fire Fighting Dollars Vs 30’s Underground Idol Final Battle!: Maki Ito Vs Azusa Takigawa
4. Dragon Bombers Vs NEO Biishiki-gun: Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone Vs Yukio Saint Laurent & Martha (w/ Saki-nami)
5. Beer Garden Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Nonoko & Yuna Manase Vs Yuu, Nodoka-oneesan & Marika Kobashi
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

The Tokyo Princess Cup final four are Syoko Nakajima, Reika Saiki, Yuka Sakazaki and Mizuki. Nakajima is the only one of the four to have reached the semi-finals in previous tournaments. Her next opponent Saiki is looking to avenge her loss to her from last month. Mizuki is the wild card of the tournament. She’s been undefeated in singles matches since her arrival in Toyko Joshi Pro in April. Sakazaki isn’t worried though. Her confidence is through the roof and she is spending her time wondering how to play with her cute new opponent.

Saki-nami is back in Tokyo Joshi thanks to her new mysterious doctor Yukio Saint Laurent. However Saki is not back in ring shape yet after her recovery from illness so Yukio-san will take her place in the ring for NEO Biishiki-gun’s return match. Rika Tatsumi is angry that the unit was allowed back in to Tokyo Joshi after they were forced to split up. Tetsuya Koda explained to her that SIN Biishiki-gun is gone but NEO Biishiki-gun is a brand new unit. Martha the maid has been proven to be a young girl so she’s okay to wrestle. Yukio-san is being allowed to wrestle because Tatsumi wants to beat him up.

Maho Kurone is already fighting off challengers for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Yuka Sakazaki tried to pin her during the press conference but Kurone escaped with the belt. Whenever Kurone is not in public she swallows the belt and stores it in her stomach for safety. See, being a zombie has its perks.


Bad Blood Grows Between Sasaki And Ryan, Ishii’s Final Cut, Meiko Upsets Miyu

July 11, 2017

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 5”, 13/07/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote-gun Total Competition! Opening Match: Gota Ihashi Vs Akito
2. WWF (World Wide Fundoshi) Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Joey Ryan Vs Manabu Soya & Hoshitango
3. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs Ryuichi Sekine
4. YaroZ Specialty! Undress Wrestling 2017: Dai Suzuki Vs Danshoku Dino
5. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote-gun Total Competition! Final Settlement: Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Ken Ohka Vs Makoto Oishi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Mizuki Watase

Antonio Honda Vs Ryuichi Sekine is now a Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match. The Bed Inn Girls are advertised to take part in the match too.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~EARLY SUMMER~”, 15/07/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Rekka
2. 2 Vs 1 Handicap Match To Verify Whether It Is Hirata Or Not: Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Hirata Collection A.T.
3. Crazy Gold Wolf Vs Gon, The Little Fox: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Antonio Honda
4. 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Joey Ryan Vs Akito
5. Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
7. ‘Hama Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Keisuke Ishii & Mike Bailey

The grudge between Daisuke Sasaki and Joey Ryan over women and championships continues. Akito is thrown into the mix here.

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017”, 23/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda & Ken Ohka
2. Special Tag Match: Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshiko
3. Tetsuya Endo Vs Shunma Katsumata
4. Road To Ryogoku 4 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito & Diego Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
5. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (E/c) Vs Joey Ryan (I/c)
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii
*Keisuke Ishii will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

Keisuke Ishii spent today training with Kaz Hayashi in the WRESTLE-1 Dojo. The purpose of the training was for Ishii to properly learn how to do the Final Cut. Ishii found the experience nostalgic because it reminded him of his days training at the All Japan dojo. Hayashi then showed Ishii a special whole body exercise he calls the “secret of his youth”. Afterwards they went to Final Cut training with Yuki Ueno being used as the victim. Although Wikipedia describes the hold as a focused elbow movement, Hayashi says the arm should be moved more like you are throwing a Lariat. He also talked about learning the move from Shane Helms during his time in WCW. When Hayashi brought the move to Japan he named it the Final Cut without Shane’s permission. When the session was over both Ishii and Hayashi were pleased with the results. Ueno was just sore. Ishii said he will use the move in his title match when the opportunity presents itself.

DAMNATION get the next shot at the KO-D Tag Team Titles. The duo in action are the two heavyweights, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 13/08/2017
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. HARUKAZE’s Hot Summer: HARUKAZE Vs Saori Anou

Minoru Fujita will be on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING ~THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW ERA~”, 26/08/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Meiko Satomura

A singles match between Miyu Yamashita and Meiko Satomura is set for Tokyo Joshi Pro’s return to Korakuen Hall this August. The match was made because of an incident that happened between the two at “JUDGEMENT 2017” back in March. Satomura pinned Yamashita in a trios match then kicked her afterwards. Satomura at the time requested a singles match and finally it is happening. Yamashita looks up to Satomura and is happy to get the opportunity to fight her. Satomura on the other hand does not have as many nice things to day about her opponent. She remembers challenging Yamashita for a match but now is just treating it like any other match. Doesn’t matter if it’s in Korakuen or Saitama Super Arena, it’s all the same to her. She hasn’t seen any of Yamashita’s matches since they fought and her opinion of the girl hasn’t changed. Satomura’s comments upset Yamashita so much she had to fight back tears as she responded. She may feel miserable now but she is excited to fight Satomura again. It was a big deal for her and Syoko Nakajima to fight with Satomura and Aja Kong at Saitama. Yamashita now wants to bring in new fans to Tokyo Joshi by fighting outside wrestlers like Satomura.


Sasaki Vs Joey Gets Personal, Is Hirata Hirata? Classic Osaka Attacks DDT!

July 7, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM NIWATORI KASHIWA MESHI~”, 08/07/2017
Fukuoka Kokura Pastel Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuni
2. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs MAO & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Masahiro Takanashi Trials 3 Way Match Round 1: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Toru Owashi & Tessho Vs Shunma Katsumata & Trueno Guerrero
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Joey Ryan & Antonio Honda
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Keisuke Ishii, Danshoku Dino & Mike Bailey
7. Ogura Specialty! Watching A Million Summer Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi

There are now two Right To Challenge Contracts left in play. Keisuke Ishii and Naomi Yoshimura have them. Ishii will use his to get a KO-D Openweight Title shot on 23rd July. Until then he will have several opportunities to fight the champion Konosuke Takeshita in the ring.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 09/07/2017
Hakata Star Lane

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Azul Dragon Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
2. Masahiro Takanashi Trials 3 Way Match Final Round!: Yuto Aijima Vs Antonio Honda Vs Masahiro Takanashi
3. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao & Hirata Collection A.T.
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO
5. Hakata Specialty! Promotion Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Mike Bailey & Danshoku Dino
6. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Last Man Standing Match: Daisuke Sasaki (E/c) Vs Joey Ryan (I/c)
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi

Joey Ryan is back and he has the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title with him. So his DDT Extreme Title match with Daisuke Sasaki is now a Double Title Match! Sasaki chose Last Man Standing as the stipulation. Ryan isn’t worried. He’s fought Cody Rhodes inside a Steel Cage and had Hardcore Matches with the Young Bucks. A Last Man Standing Match doesn’t scare him. Sasaki admires Joey for being a man’s man. Sasaki wants to exceed Joey so he can replace him as Candice LeRae’s tag partner and Laura James’s husband. Joey lost his temper and had to be calmed down by Amon Tsurumi. Sasaki then corrected himself and said he would rather marry Candice and team with Laura. Joey had enough and attacked Sasaki but Sasaki ducked and rolled him over with a School Boy. Daisuke Kiso was there to count the pin and award Sasaki with the Iron Man Title! However Joey then grabbed Sasaki’s arm, made him grab his crotch and flipped him onto a table with his dick strength. Joey pinned Sasaki to win back the Iron Man Title and promised he will do the same in Hakata to become a double champion.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~EARLY SUMMER~”, 15/07/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
2. 2 Vs 1 Handicap Match To Verify Whether It Is Hirata Or Not: Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Hirata Collection A.T.
3. ‘Hama Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Keisuke Ishii & Mike Bailey

Heavy accusations have been thrown Hirata Collection A.T.’s way as more and more people think he is really Kazuki Hirata in disguise. Even his T2Hide partners are curious to find out if it’s true and they are willing to fight him to prove it!

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 4 ~NEVER COME~”, 16/07/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. I Am Coming From A Distant Place, I Cannot Wait Again – Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Antonio Honda
2. Shuten-dōji Vs DNA OSAKA: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Craftsman – Special Single Match: Masahiro Takanashi Vs HUB
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title? – Battle Royal: X? (c) Vs Saki Akai Vs Soma Takao Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kengo Takai Vs Shoichi Uchida Vs Joey Ryan Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
5. Ikemen Master Combination Vs ALL OUT: Keisuke Ishii & Kaz Hayashi Vs Akito & Diego
6. Yuni’s Enclosing Network: Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Atsushi Maruyama Vs Makoto Oishi, Jun Kasai & Yuni
7. Wrestling Hunters Vs DAMNATION ~ Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Dick Togo & Mike Bailey Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
8. Triple Crown Giant Vs DNA-gun ~ Super Heavy Special Single Match: Shuji Ishikawa Vs Kazusada Higuchi
9. Osaka Wrestling School Vs Kishiwada Gurentai – Challenge to Yukinobu ~ Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie Vs “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo

The “DRAMATIC DREAMS!” show is a special event for Yukinori Matsui. DDT’s tribute to Osaka wrestling means a lot to him even if the current DDT fanbase may be too young to remember Osaka Pro’s glory days. But these shows are also a blast in the past for some of the wrestlers who were simply children when they were attending Osaka Pro events a decade ago, like Takeshita.

Be careful what you wish for. Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie wanted “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo for a dream match. Now they are going to get them at their worst! The Osaka veterans attacked them with chairs during an interview to show that their match isn’t going to be fun and games.

Kazusada Higuchi is now a full time DDT wrestler. To celebrate, here’s Shuji Ishikawa. Go nuts.

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017”, 23/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Special Tag Match: Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshiko
3. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs X
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs X & X
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii
*Keisuke Ishii will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

The KO-D Tag Team and DDT Extreme Titles will be defended but no challengers have been picked yet. DDT is waiting to see how the earlier title defences will go before deciding anything.

Saki Akai wants to see just how much she has progressed since she last fought Yoshiko.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TAIWAN VOL. 1”, 29/07/2017
Taiwan Expo 36 Bunshu Yongseong Collection 5th Floor

1. Porco Vs Heisenberg
2. SAKA & Black Ho Vs Bettas & Karas
3. Makoto Oishi Vs Yoshihiko
4. Sanshiro Takagi & Evil King Kazuya Vs A-Yong-Go & Joker
5. Shigehiro Irie Vs War Bear
6. Rekka Vs MAO

I don’t know about any of the Taiwan wrestlers other than Rekka so your guess is as good as mine.