Haruna Neko Debut, Takanashi Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is, Satomura Vs Saiki

November 15, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN THREE”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Haruna Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Haruna Neko
2. Yuu Vs Yuki Aino
3. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Hinano
4. 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase Vs Raku Vs Mina Shirakawa
5. Miyu Yamashita & Nodoka Tenma Vs Maki Ito & Hyper Misao
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Hikari & Miu

Haruna Neko is the first of the upcoming trainees to debut before the end of the year. Haruna is 19 years old, born in Yamanashi on 28th December, 1998. She 143cm tall and has O Type blood. No other information has been given about her yet.

DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS DDT SPECIAL 2018”, 25/11/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase (#21) & Yuki Ueno (#24) Vs Gota Ihashi (#22) & Makoto Oishi (#23)
1. 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda (#12) Vs Saki Akai (#14) Vs Toru Owashi (#19)
2. KUDO (#15), Shunma Katsumata (#16) & Kazusada Higuchi (#17) Vs Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel
3. Tetsuya Endo (#6) & Soma Takao (#8) Vs Keisuke Ishii (#10) & Yumehito Imanari (#11)
4. DISASTER BOX Vs #STRONGHEARTS: HARASHIMA (#4) & Kazuki Hirata (#18) Vs CIMA & El Lindaman
5. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: MAO (#9) Vs Jun Kasai (#20)
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title ~ DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Maki Ito (#3) (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita (#13) (Witness: Michiaki Nakano)
7. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Akito (#2) Vs Danshoku Dieno (#7)
8. KO-D Openweight Title & 1,000,000 Yen Prize Money ~ DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Daisuke Sasaki (#5) (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#1)

The KO-D Openweight Champion and his challenger have gotten into a war of words over each other’s drinking habits. Masahiro Takanashi heard a story earlier this week about Daisuke Sasaki getting drunk at a restaurant that Takanashi regularly eats at. According to Takanashi, Sasaki ate other people’s food during his stay and fled towards a nearby taxi without paying his bill. After learning of this, Takanashi swears he will not lose to a man who does not know how to handle his drink. Sasaki denies being drunk and refuses to apologise for what went down. The two argued during a press conference while both drinking from the same bottle of sake. Their ramblings included Sasaki asking for a lend of 5,000 yen to get the train home. That somehow led to Takanashi agreeing to put the 1,000,000 yen cash he won from the Dramatic General Election on the line in to go along with the KO-D Title.

Remember Michiaki Nakano? He was the Uchikomi/Souken Holdings advertising director in charge of dealing with DDT for a marketing campaign back in July. He got stuck with Ken Ohka as the star for his adverts. Well the ads did terrible numbers and Mr. Nakano was demoted down to a regular employee as a result. He blames DDT for this so to make it up to him, he’s been invited to watch the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match between Maki Ito and Konosuke Takeshita from ringside. Mr. Nakano accepted the offer fully knowing the rules of the Iron Man Title…

Takeshita isn’t distracted by the complete and utter differences between himself and Ito. It’s a wrestling match and when he’s in the ring, Takeshita is a pro wrestler against anyone whether it is men, women, grandparents or children. Takeshita and Ito are both the same age and have the same goal of making pro wrestling an interesting place. His only criticism of Ito is she sticks up her middle finger in the ring too much. Even though Ito did not win the Dramatic Election, she thinks she got the better match with Takeshita instead of Sasaki. She said Takeshita comfortably fits in place as her generational rival. Also if she beats Takeshita then she can absolutely beat Miyu Yamashita on 4th January. Takeshita calls Ito more of a rival to him than Tetsuya Endo because rivals are meant to be people who are doing their best against each other.

Danshoku Dieno regained his memories at the press conference when Akito kissed him. Unfortunately he lost it again when Mr. Nakano felt cold in the room and brought out a heater still in its boxed package. Nakano accidentally dropped the box on Dieno’s head. Akito is due to have a championship match of his choosing for finishing second in the Dramatic Election. However he badly wants to have a match with Dieno first. He won’t be satisfied if Dieno can’t keep his memories together.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’19”, 04/01/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Meiko Satomura Vs Reika Saiki
2. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita (P/c) Vs Maki Ito (I/c)

Reika Saiki is preparing for a lot more pro wrestling in her life. She recently graduated from the Cheer1 idol group so she could put more focus on her wrestling career. Now she’s taking on the “Final Boss” of joshi, Meiko Satomura! However, Saiki isn’t looking at this match as a destination. This is going to be a gateway opening up new paths for her. She is prepared to hit Satomura at full force with all of her Pro Wrestling LOVE! Satomura has been keeping an eye on Saiki over the last three years and is impressed by her professionalism. She admits that Saiki might even be too powerful for her to handle so the timing of her attacks will be vital. Satomura’s opinion on this match is a lot different to the one she had with Miyu Yamashita in August 2017. Satomura hasn’t paid a lot of attention to Tokyo Joshi Pro as a whole since then but she knows enough to acknowledge that the group can turn into a dangerous rival for Sendai Girls. Saiki hopes that their match will steal the show from the Yamashita Vs Ito main event.


YaroZ Returns, DDT Special Card, Ito Prepares For Korakuen

November 5, 2018

DDT “CELEBRITIES IN NIIGATA ~SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE TRIUMPHANT BOX OFFICE~ DRAMATIC! NIIGATA 2018”, 10/11/2018
Niigata City Nishikawa Multipurpose Hall

1. Akito & Kota Umeda Vs Keisuke Okuda & Mizuki Watase
2. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
3. Yuki Iino Knock On Series Round 5: Jun Kasai Vs Yuki Iino
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
5. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata
6. Recollect The Memories Of Danshoku Dieno! Niigata Specialty! The Compliance Presents Special Unit Confrontation!: Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda (Special Witness: Danshoku Dieno)

Tetsuya Endo is cleared to return to the ring next weekend.

DDT “MAO LOCAL BOX OFFICE ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAISEIKAN~ SATO IS WHERE THE SCHOOL IS LOCATED”, 11/11/2018
Miyagi Osaki-shi Matsuyama B & G Ocean Center

1. Kazuki Hirata Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Toru Owashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Municipal Gatekeeper, Volunteering To Challenge The Champion Of Ganryu Island!: Sanshiro Takagi & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Keisuke Okuda & Makoto Oishi
4. Yuki Iino Knock On Series Round 6: Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Iino
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda
7. MAO Local Triumph! Osaki Specialty Special Tag Match: MAO & Kazusada Higuchi Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

Gorgeous Matsuno is continuing to act like he is the gatekeeper of DDT.

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 7”, 14/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. YaroZ Specialty! Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Ryuichi Sekine
2. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote Army All Out Fight!: Gota Ihashi Vs Konosuke Takeshita
3. YaroZ Vs Mote Mote Army All Out Fight!: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi & SAGAT Vs Akito, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno

The YaroZ brand is back for the first time without Shigehiro Irie at the helm. The leading role has been passed over to Kazusada Higuchi as the YaroZ face off against those no good pretty boys in the Mote Mote Army.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN THREE”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Hikari & Miu

The two most advanced members of the Up Up Girls are next to step up to the Magical Sugar Rabbits. Hikari & Miu even struck the first blow this past weekend by eliminating both Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki from the Rumble match.

DDT “SOKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS DDT SPECIAL 2018”, 25/11/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase (#21) & Yuki Ueno (#24) Vs Gota Ihashi (#22) & Makoto Oishi (#23)
1. 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda (#12) Vs Saki Akai (#14) Vs Toru Owashi (#19)
2. KUDO (#15), Shunma Katsumata (#16) & Kazusada Higuchi (#17) Vs Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel
3. Tetsuya Endo (#6) & Soma Takao (#8) Vs Keisuke Ishii (#10) & Yumehito Imanari (#11)
4. DISASTER BOX Vs STRONG HEARTS: HARASHIMA (#4) & Kazuki Hirata (#18) Vs CIMA & El Lindaman
5. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: MAO (#9) Vs Jun Kasai (#20)
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title ~ DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Maki Ito (#3) (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita (#13)
7. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Akito (#2) Vs Danshoku Dieno (#7)
8. KO-D Openweight Title ~ DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Daisuke Sasaki (#5) (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#1)

This is the grand result of the Dramatic General Election. We have Masahiro Takanashi getting the KO-D Openweight Title shot against the new champion Daisuke Sasaki for being the most popular wrestler in DDT. Akito faces the previous champion Danshoku Dieno who may still be suffering from drastic memory loss when the match takes place. Maki Ito defends the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title against the man who was screwed out of the title last July Konosuke Takeshita. MAO gets to continue his crazy path by taking on one of the craziest of them all Jun Kasai. DISASTER BOX are the latest force in DDT to step up to STRONG HEARTS when HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata face CIMA & El Lindaman. Maybe Hirata’s persona can distract CIMA when they fight each other. Maybe bring back some awkward past acquaintances.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’19”, 04/01/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita (P/c) Vs Maki Ito (I/c)

Friends become rivals when they’re put in the main event against each other. Maki Ito won a Rumble match to earn the next TOKYO Princess Title shot at Korakuen Hall. If she somehow still has the Iron Man Title by the time the show takes place then we’ll be in for a double title match!

Veda Scott will be on the show. She will be touring with Tokyo Joshi Pro for all of December and also the first half of January.


Hirata Vs Yuni Returns, Tokyo Joshi Battle Royal, More STRONG HEARTS

November 1, 2018

DDT “DRAMATIC TENJINBASHI! 2018”, 03/11/2018
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase Vs MAO & Rising Hayato
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino Vs Keisuke Okuda & Makoto Oishi
4. God Of Trials! In Oyado: Antonio Honda Vs Yuki Ueno
5. Road To D-Oh GP 2019 Special Single Match: Soma Takao Vs Akito
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Jun Kasai
7. Road To D-Oh GP 2019 Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi

The long running rivalry between grown man Kazuki Hirata and little Yuni is back in the spotlight.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN TWO”, 04/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Yuu & Nodoka Tenma Vs Yuna Manase & Raku
3. Miyu Yamashita, Hikari & Miu Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Hinano
4. Reika Saiki & Mina Shirakawa Vs Shoko Nakajima & Maki Ito
5. Ittenyon Challenger Decision Time Difference Battle Royal: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki Vs Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma Vs Yuki Aino Vs Reika Saiki Vs Maki Ito Vs Yuna Manase Vs Yuki Kamifuki Vs Hikari Vs Miu

12 girls are being entered into the Battle Royal. The winner gets the TOKYO Princess Title shot at the 4th January, 2019 Korakuen Hall show.

DDT “MIZUKI WATASE TRIUMPHANT BOX OFFICE ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENORI TIGER~”, 04/11/2018
Nagano Obuse Middle School Gymnasium

1. Keisuke Okuda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kota Umeda
3. God Of Trials! In Obuse: Antonio Honda Vs MAO
4. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Makoto Oishi Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai
5. HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Kazusada Higuchi
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
7. Mizuki Watase Local Triumph! Obuse Specialty Special Tag Match: Mizuki Watase & Minoru Vs Koji Kanemoto & Keisuke Ishii

Was Jun Kasai serious about quitting DDT after his poor finish in the Dramatic General Election? We’ll see if his performances throughout November tells that story.

DDT “CELEBRITIES IN NIIGATA ~SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE TRIUMPHANT BOX OFFICE~ DRAMATIC! NIIGATA 2018”, 10/11/2018
Niigata City Nishikawa Multipurpose Hall

1. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata
2. Recollect The Memories Of Danshoku Dieno! Niigata Specialty! The Compliance Presents Special Unit Confrontation!: Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda (Special Witness: Danshoku Dieno)

Danshoku Dieno’s buddies in The Compliance are getting together for a special match to help bring his memory back. Will their antics remind Dieno of who he is?

DDT “SOKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS DDT SPECIAL 2018”, 25/11/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (#5) (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#1)

The Dramatic Election Top 20 will be booked on the show as well as STRONG HEARTS. The STRONG HEARTS contingent will be made up of CIMA, El Lindaman and the DDT debuts of Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!” Results

October 28, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,106 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Unit Opposing 4 Way Match: Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi and Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi when Akito submitted Honda with the Scorpion Lock (8:13).
2. El Lindaman defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the German Suplex (7:00).
3. Loser Punishment Match: Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine & Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Yumehito Imanari & Michael Wolf when Oishi pinned Takagi with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (5:22).
4. Keisuke Ishii, MAO & Yuki Iino defeated Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno when Ishii pinned Ueno with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (8:09).
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Joshi Battle Royal: Maki Ito defeated Yuki Arai (c) (w/ Makoto Oishi) with a Crab Hold (11:39).
Order Of Elimination: Yuki Kamifuku, Saki Akai, Mizuki, Cherry, Emi Sakura, Yuki Arai.
*Maki Ito becomes the 1,330th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Maki Ito (c) defeated Yuki Arai by Kickout (12:46 pm).
*V1 for Maki Ito.
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: CIMA, T-Hawk & Duan Yingnan defeated Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) when CIMA pinned Takao with the Mad Splash (13:09).
*DAMNATION fails in V2. STRONG HEARTS becomes the 36th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
7. DDT Extreme Title – Wrestling Rules: Shinya Aoki defeated HARASHIMA (c) by TKO with a Triangle Choke (8:26).
*HARASHIMA fails in V4. Shinya Aoki becomes the 42nd DDT Extreme Champion!
8. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).

Shortly before today came, news went around that this show was going to be the final episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”. Rumour was the AbemaTV producers were not happy with Danshoku Dieno’s naked wrestling stunt in last week’s “RYOGOKU PETER PAN” main event which aired live on the service. Instead the story turned out to be rather different. A video was shown after the main event announcing a new monthly DDT series called “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI SUPER” beginning with the 3rd January Korakuen Hall show. AbemaTV assures everyone that DDT is not in trouble for what happened at Sumo Hall. Also Maji Manji Super is not going to be the monthly Korakuen shows. DDT is running Korakuen twice in January so they are able to dedicate the first of those shows to the new series. They will also sell every ticket for just 2,000 yen, which is the return of a marketing gimmick DDT used to do for their first show of the year.

The main event went the full twenty minutes as Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa fought to a draw against Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita. The end of Maji Manji meant one last table spot on the show which was done when Ishikawa gave Takeshita the Fire Thunder through a table at ringside. Marufuji took Ishikawa out with the Shiranui while Takeshita and Sasaki fought during the dying minutes of the match. Sasaki kicked out of a Lariat while Takeshita kicked out of the Hurricanrana. The two were trading Elbow Smashes when the bell rang and the match ended. Ishikawa wanted to end the show and the series with karaoke but Sasaki stopped him. They left to go sing karaoke on their own while Marufuji thanked Takeshita for the match. The fans then cheered Takeshita to sing karaoke. It was here when everyone got the news of Maji Manji Super to end the show.

The DDT Extreme Title match stayed mostly on the ground as the champion HARASHIMA wanted to out-grapple Shinya Aoki. A Piledriver had no effect on the challenger and Aoki avoided the Somato to lock in a Sleeper Hold. HARASHIMA shifted his position to apply a Cross Armbreaker but Aoki then trapped him in a Triangle Choke. HARASHIMA Power Bombed Aoki but the hold wouldn’t break. HARASHIMA lost consciousness and Aoki became the new Extreme Champion! HARASHIMA hesitated to shake Aoki’s hand after the match but eventually did so. Aoki then dedicated today’s victory to Kendo Kashin because this is the first championship a Hagure IGF fighter has won since its formation.

STRONG HEARTS are here to stay now that they’ve won the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. The match begun with CIMA and Soma Takao in the ring. Takao got “BIMA” chants from the crowd, referencing his CIMA tribute gimmick way back when he was in a college wrestling club. Takao tried to out-CIMA CIMA by hitting the Schwein and then trying to win with the Mad Splash. CIMA blocked the splash then hit his moves of doom. Venus, Iconoclasm then the original Mad Splash put Takao away and made STRONG HEARTS the new champions! CIMA said the result was obvious after he beat Takeshita in Sumo Hall. T-Hawk warned the rest of DDT that they will be waiting here forever. If that bothers them then step up and try to take the belts away! CIMA announced that the unit will be sticking around in DDT for November and will be here in full force. Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel are coming to DDT with STRONG HEARTS! CIMA also said he is waiting for Danshoku Dieno to come back and might invite Gorgeous Matsuno to join the unit in Dieno’s absence. One last thing, CIMA wants to defend the 6-Man Titles in China for OWE before their next DDT appearance!

Danshoku Dieno made his first public appearance since Sumo Hall but not in the way anyone expected. KUDO found Dieno wandering around with no memory of anything. Hisaya Imabayashi asked KUDO to pull down his pants because it might help Dieno regain his memory. Dieno was disgusted at the idea of somebody stripping naked in front of a big audience. Imabayashi thinks Dieno is in a deep state of shock after he was locked inside a casket at Sumo Hall. He is giving Dieno time to mentally recover. However, if Dieno finishes in the Dramatic General Election Top 20 then he must wrestle at the next Korakuen Hall show on 25th November, whether he has his memories back or not!

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title is no longer in the hands of SKE48 thanks to Maki Ito. The previous champion Yuki Arai defended the title in an all joshi Battle Royal. When it came down to Arai and Ito, Makoto Oishi got involved so Arai wouldn’t have to fight. However, Arai scolded Oishi because she wanted to wrestle and she gave him a Heel Kick. She did the same Heel Kick to Ito but it was dodged. Ito then put Arai in a Crab Hold to submit her and win the title. They shook hands after the match but Arai suddenly gave her a School Boy. Ito kicked out then chased Arai out of the ring.

Since today was the final day of voting in the Dramatic Election, the wrestlers in the 6-Man Tag all wanted to impress their voters. Mizuki Watase is back to wrestling in his old gear and he is now dying his hair red. Keisuke Ishii picked up the win for his team.

Sanshiro Takagi had his body painted up to look like a pumpkin monster for Halloween. The AbemaTV audience voted for what punishment the loser of Match #3 would take. Each option involved a Muay Thai kickboxer. The fans chose the loser getting kicked in the ass with 79% of the vote. Oishi pinned Takagi and he took the punishment. Everyone then lost control of the kickboxer and he kicked all of them away from the ring.

Nobuhiro Shimatani and El Lindaman were both making fun of each other for being short so their heights were measured by the referee before their match. Lindaman is taller but Shimatani blamed Lindaman for using his hair to cheat. Lindaman ended up beating Shimatani while CIMA interacted with Mad Paulie outside the ring.

Daisuke Kiso wound up getting involved in the multi-man cascading leg split spot during the opener. At one point “Thriller” played and everyone did the zombie dance. Honda interrupted it to do his Gongitsune strikes to everybody. It didn’t work on Akito because he was wearing glasses. Akito was then able to put Honda in the Scorpion Lock to give ALL OUT the win. Akito describes today as the beginning of ALL OUT’s rebuilding process. They want to regain the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles.

The D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 blocks were announced. Block A consists of Daisuke Sasaki, HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi, Akito, MAO, Puma King and Go Shiozaki. Block B consists of Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Masahiro Takanashi, Mike Bailey, Sammy Guevara and Shinya Aoki.


Back To Action This Weekend, 4/1 Princess Title Challenger, Saijo Vs Misao

October 25, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Keisuke Ishii, MAO & Yuki Iino Vs Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Yumehito Imanari & Michael Wolf Vs Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine & Gorgeous Matsuno
3. Unit Opposing 4 Way Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
4. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs El Lindaman
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Joshi Battle Royal: Yuki Arai (c) (w/ Makoto Oishi) Vs Saki Akai Vs Maki Ito Vs Cherry Vs Emi Sakura Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mizuki
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs CIMA, T-Hawk & Duan Yingnan
7. DDT Extreme Title – Wrestling Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki
8. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

A few days have passed, everyone has gotten time to catch their breaths and the video team have been able to edit around Danshoku Dieno’s balls to get the “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” video back onto DDT Universe. It’s back to business this weekend!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN TWO”, 04/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reika Saiki & Mina Shirakawa Vs Shoko Nakajima & Maki Ito
2. Ittenyon Challenger Decision Time Difference Battle Royal: X Vs X

A Royal Rumble style match will determine who will challenge for the TOKYO Princess Title at Korakuen Hall on 4th January. Entries are still being decided upon and will be announced when they are confirmed. With two months to go until that show I suspect there may be an added stipulation once the challenger is chosen or at least one more title defence for Miyu Yamashita.

“ALL DOIN”, 09/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Mizuhime Saijo Vs Hyper Misao
2. Tiger Mask V (Self-Proclaimed) Vs Pero Pero Master
3. Eririn Takagi, Monster Halloween & ONAKIN Vs MEN’S Teioh, HARASHIMA & Shota

Armed with her super soaker, Mizuhime Saijo will be pitted against Tokyo Joshi Pro’s resident prankster, I mean super hero, Hyper Misao.


Takigawa’s Graduation Match, STRONG HEARTS Seek Championships, Oishi The Bodyguard

October 22, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN ONE”, 27/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Nodoka Tenma & Hinano Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Hikari
2. Yuki Aino Vs Raku
3. Yuna Manase Vs Miu
4. Special 8-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Reika Saiki, Yuu & Hyper Misao Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Shoko Nakajima & Maki Ito
5. Azusa Takigawa Graduation Memorial Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao, Yuu, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Reika Saiki, Maki Ito, Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku, Miu, Hikari, Hinano & Raku

Two firsts for Tokyo Joshi Pro are happening on this show. We’re getting a 4 Vs 4 Tokyo Joshi tag match for the first time. We are also getting a 1 Vs 16 match for the first time to celebrate Azusa Takigawa’s graduation. No further details yet have been given on how the match will work. Other companies have done special gauntlet matches for their retiring wrestlers in the past where every round only has a one minute time limit and the chosen wrestler goes through all opponents no matter how much they win, lose or draw. I guess it will be something similar here.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs El Lindaman
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Joshi Battle Royal: Yuki Arai (c) (w/ Makoto Oishi) Vs Saki Akai Vs Maki Ito Vs Cherry Vs Emi Sakura Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mizuki
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs CIMA, T-Hawk & Duan Yingnan
4. DDT Extreme Title – Wrestling Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki
5. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

The new KO-D Openweight Champion has been drinking non-stop in celebration since winning the title yesterday. Daisuke Sasaki doesn’t remember much about the last 24 hours because of this. His prize money is already gone because he recently spent 4 million yen on things including a brand new car. The prize money from the main event was 2 million yen by the way. Sasaki hopes his victory was enough to impress both Laura James and Candice LeRae. His first defence is confirmed to be against the Dramatic General Election winner at Korakuen Hall on 25th November.

Danshoku Dieno has not been seen or heard from since the ending of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” when DAMNATION locked him into a coffin. Sasaki ordered Nobuhiro Shimatani to go burn it when the show was over. Dieno is not expected to appear at Korakuen this weekend.

With ALL OUT swept aside, STRONG HEARTS are sticking around in DDT so they can win a championship. CIMA’s goal is to become a champion one more time before he turns 41 at his next birthday. The group has chosen the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles as their target. CIMA, T-Hawk and Duan Yingnan will be the trio challenging DAMNATION in the match. T-Hawk said STRONG HEARTS share everything together. That is what makes them the strongest unit. Yingnan is hoping to bring a championship back to Shanghai. CIMA calls Konosuke Takeshita the standard of DDT. It is up to the rest of the DDT roster to prove they are better otherwise they will only disappoint CIMA. Tetsuya Endo admitted that Takeshita beating CIMA yesterday would have been a happy ending for all of DDT, except for Endo because he still hates Takeshita to death. All of the attention should now be on DAMNATION because of the championships they hold. Also Endo believes that Mad Paulie will be the key wrestler to watch when the match happens. This is all bringing back awkward memories for Soma Takao. Back when he was a college pro wrestler he was called BIMA and he was, yes you guessed it, a CIMA parody. Shimatani was more than happy to tell CIMA that over and over when the two teams met at today’s press conference. The letter B is above C for a reason according to Shimatani.

Shimatani’s posturing was quick to annoy El Lindaman. The two argued back and forth about their short heights until they were booked to face each other.

Makoto Oishi has offered to help SKE48 idol Yuki Arai defend her Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title in the Joshi Battle Royal. The reason is Oishi loves idols, especially ones named Arai. This must be fate! It’s enough for Arai to trust him at least. Maki Ito is already upset with Arai because she never introduced herself to her, even though they only met today when Ito stormed the conference. Ito finds that disrespectful because she is Arai’s senior in the idol world.

“ALL DOIN”, 09/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tiger Mask V (Self-Proclaimed) Vs Pero Pero Master
2. Eririn Takagi, Monster Halloween & ONAKIN Vs MEN’S Teioh, HARASHIMA & Shota

MEN’S Teioh was chosen by Sanshiro Takagi to be the executive chairman of the “ALL DOIN” committee. HARASHIMA is considered one of the strongest wrestlers in Japan’s independent scene so why not put him on the show celebrating independent wrestling? Shota also has a lot of experience in that section of the industry.

I’m not sure who Pero Pero Master (ぺろぺろ親方) is. Google isn’t offering much.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.2 ~WRESTLE THRASHING MAD~”, 08/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ricky Fuji
2. Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yuka Miyamoto
3. FUMA Vs Great Sasuke

Nihonto and Barbatos are the latest bands signed to appear on the show.


Peter Pan Match Order, Tokyo Ramen Show, Ganpro Party

October 17, 2018

I’m aiming to get my Ryogoku Peter Pan preview finished by Friday night at the latest.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Time Difference Battle Royal: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Shota Vs Michael Wolf Vs 5th Tiger Mask (Self-Named) Vs Monster Halloween Vs Gundan Hitori
0. Mina Shirakawa DDT First Participation War! Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima
1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
2. Gauntlet Tag Match: Mike Bailey & Antonio Honda Vs Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Keisuke Okuda Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa
3. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2018: Saki Akai & Maki Ito Vs Meiko Satomura & Cassandra Miyagi
4. ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
5. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
6. Soken Holdings Present – Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
7. The Difference In 27 Years Of Age! Representative Director And President (48 Years Old) And Belonging Wrestler (21 Years Old) Waste Blood Washing Conflict Play – Final Settlement Weapon Rumble!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
8. Shigehiro Irie’s Grand Fight: Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii Vs HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs CIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

This is the confirmed match order for the Sumo Hall show.

DDT “TOKYO RAMEN SHOW 2018”, 26/10/2018
Tokyo Komazawa Olympic Park

1. Miyu Yamashita & Hyper Misao Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Azusa Takigawa
2. DDT Ramen-bu Vs ALL OUT!: Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino

A few days after Sumo Hall, DDT will be heading back outdoors for their annual appearance in the Tokyo Ramen Show. Not only will a mat be laid out for some wrestling matches on one of the days but the Ebisuko Tavern will be offering samples of their salty Chinese noodle dish all week during the festival.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI KORAKUEN HALL SPECIAL!!”, 28/10/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title – Wrestling Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki
2. Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

Slight update on the DDT Extreme Title Match. HARASHIMA, Shinya Aoki and Gouma Ryu have agreed on calling it a Wrestling Rules match but they are still hammering out the details on the exact ruleset.

The STRONG HEARTS will be at this show as will Yuki Arai, the SKE48 idol who is currently the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018”, 26/10/2018
Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic

1. There Is Not Enough Fat! I Do Not Want Such A Thing! Ganpro International No Diet Day Memorial Special Match!: Moeka Haruhi Vs Manami Kanda (Special Referee: Yumehito Imanari)
2. Mr. Showtime Vs Real Tiger Mask!!: Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling’s Great Crazy Party!!: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki

The new team of Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki take on the two faces of Ganbare☆Wrestling.

Moeka Haruhi is now a part of the Ganpro roster. He first match is against one of the early figures Ganpro attempted to build a joshi division around, Manami Kanda. The match-up seems more to be an excuse for Yumehito Imanari to perv over Kanda’s figure again though.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RED ANGEL 2018”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku Again!: Ken Ohka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Ganpro will be running Shin-Kiba 1st RING on the same day as BASARA. As part of the growing feud between Ganpro and Sento Minzoku, Ken Ohka has agreed to wrestle two singles matches on the day. Here in his home promotion he faces the Sento leader Ryuichi Sekine. He will face Minoru Fujita on the BASARA show although that match has not been officially advertised by BASARA yet.