DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2019 THE FINAL!!” Results

May 19, 2019

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2019 THE FINAL!!”, 19/05/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
979 Fans

0. Under Match: Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks defeated Gota Ihashi & Nobuhrio Shimatani when Starks pinned Shimatani with a Spear (6:32).
1. Akito, Masahiro Takanashi, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai defeated Antonio Honda, Toru Owashi, Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi when Akito submitted Sasadango with the Figure 4 Leg Lock (7:09).
2. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Kazusada Higuchi with a Lariat (8:41).
3. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (12:49).
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Scramble Bunkhouse Hardcore 5 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi defeated MAO, Yuki Ueno, Kota Umeda and Naomi Yoshimura when Takagi pinned Ueno with a Cradle (8:00).
*Sanshiro Takagi defends his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
-. KO-Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Shooting Star Press (18:14).
*V2 for Tetsuya Endo. Keisuke Ishii cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
5. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie by Knockout when Sakaguchi knocked out Endo with the God’s Right Knee (1:13).
6. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Handicap Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto when Sasaki submitted Hirata with La Mistica Cross Facelock (11:46).
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Soma Takao with the Fable (21:11).

When it comes to tournaments, the last six months have been a dominant one for Konosuke Takeshita. He now adds the King Of DDT to his 2019 collection along with the D-Ou Grand Prix and New Year’s Shuffle Tag Tournament. In the final Takeshita defeated Soma Takao, ending DAMNATION’s three year iron grip on the competition. He kicked out of the Official Endless Waltz and also the Reverse Gory Special Bomb. The big reversal in fortune came when Takeshita countered a top rope Gin And Tonic into an Avalanche Canadian Destroyer. From there he hit a Lariat, a Zehi Knee Strike and then the Fable to win. With this victory Takeshita now has a KO-D Openweight Title shot at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” on 15th July. He doesn’t know who if he will face Tetsuya Endo or Yukio Sakaguchi for the title but either way there will a break in the new era. He will either have to fight the glamorous high flying of Endo or the killer aura of Sakaguchi. Either one will be an exciting path for him. In the end, Takeshita says he will be the one to choose this new era. The new era of Konosuke Takeshita will begin at Ota Ward Gymnasium on 15th July! For Takao his dream of main eventing Ota Ward is over. That is unless he can win the last remaining Right To Challenge Gauntlet…

The Canadian Destroyer being used as a counter for the Gin And Tonic was something that haunted Takao throughout the show. A big version from Takeshita ended his hopes of winning the final but in the semi-final HARASHIMA also hit the counter on Takao in the middle of the ring. However Takao had HARASHIMA scouted and he countered the Somato into the Official Endless Waltz for a nearfall. When the two got back up Takao did a High Kick and dropped HARASHIMA with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb for the win.

The earlier semi-final left both Takeshita and Kazusada Higuchi drawing blood from each other. Takeshita got a bloody nose from a Headbutt while Higuchi bled from the mouth after some late strikes. The match ended with a Lariat duel. Higuchi hit first but Takeshita hit harder and that gave him the win.

A 2 Vs 1 Handicap Match gave us a preview for next month’s KO-D Tag Team Title match. The outcome does not look so good for the challengers. Daisuke Sasaki had his hands full by dealing with both Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto but Donaruto’s lewd antics took the match in a different direction. For his big spot Donaruto stripped out of his gear and wore nothing but a gold thong underneath. Whatever he tried to do, the plan backfired and Hirata took the brunt of the attack instead of Sasaki. What little hope the team had left vanished when Donaruto missed the McFly Bomb and Sasaki trapped Hirata with La Mistica Cross Facelock to get the submission. Hirata apologised to Donaruto backstage for the poor teamwork but he noticed something when Donaruto spoke back to him. Donaruto’s voice wasn’t as low as it was before. Is he slowly turning back into Hirata’s old roommate from the Kobe dojo? Hirata remembers taking a picture with him pretending to be tag team champions back when they lived together. Maybe they can make that a reality on 2nd June after all.

The fifth match of the show was ready to begin when Keisuke Ishii suddenly came out. He lived up to his promise to cash in his Right To Challenge Guantlet. However to him it made no sense to get his title shot after Tetsuya Endo’s match when Endo would be too tired. That would make the winning the KO-D Title meaningless in his mind. So instead he was cashing in his title match now before the tag bout could begin! Despite the noble intentions, Ishii was unable to beat Endo. The champion kicked out of the Tiger Suplex and dodged the Kneel Kick. Ishii kicked out of the Torture Rack Bomb but was put away with the Shooting Star Press.

Endo got on the microphone to brag about his victory but he completely forgot that Yukio Sakaguchi was still at ringside waiting for their tag match to begin. From out of nowhere Sakaguchi ran in and hit Endo from behind with the God’s Right Knee. The tag match was officially declared to have begun while Sakaguchi had Endo locked in a Sleeper Hold. Mad Paulie tried to save his partner but Sakaguchi got rid of him with the God’s Right Knee. One more God’s Right Knee struck an exhausted Endo and Daisuke Kiso ruled he was unable to continue. I’m not even sure Mizuki Watase did anything of note, the win was all Sakaguchi’s.

Sanshiro Takagi was dared by the younger generation of wrestlers to put his Right To Challenge Gauntlet on the line in a 5 Way Match. Before the match begun it was announced that the match would also be fought under Scramble Bunkhouse Hardcore rules. Everyone begun the match starting at a different part of Korakuen Hall but when the bell rang Takagi was immediately targeted by the other four. For the most part it felt like a Handicap Match. MAO broke plastic cases over Takagi’s head, Kota Umeda put him through a table and the two of them were aided by Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Ueno for a Tower Of Doom Suplex spot to Takagi. Ueno then turned on the others by smashing a case over Yoshimura and attacking the rest with a chair. Ueno went for the Diving Body Press but Takagi used another plastic case to break Ueno’s fall then rolled him over for the three count. Takagi celebrated by hitting a Diving Press onto one more plastic case next to the stage. He said backstage that all of his opponents are stronger than him but they are also really bad friends so he saw Ueno’s betrayal coming.

Antonio Honda damaged his right hand and was unable to do the Gongitsune effectively. He tried doing it with his left hand but the move was still underpowered. His solution was to summon Toru Owashi, Makoto Oishi and Danshoku Dieno to form an Avengers Gongitsune for one big powerful attack! It was so powerful that Saki Akai could not block it. Unfortunately the attack missed its target and Super Sasadango Machine took the blow. Akito then made Sasadango submit to a Figure 4 Leg Lock. Akito says he is physically and mentally ready for the DDT Extreme Title match with Honda. He just has to wait for Honda to choose the match stipulation.

In the pre-show match Ricky Starks got to show off his vocal skills by singing “Livin’ la Vida Loca” while doing the Old School rope walk on Gota Ihashi. Mike Rollins took care of Nobuhrio Shimatani while Starks pinned Ihashi with a Spear.

Some more matches were announced for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”. DDT’s newest signing Yukio Naya will take on Hideki Suzuki. Naya says he is close with Suzuki so he is glad to get a singles match with him. The other new match is Danshoku Dieno Vs Shinya Aoki!

Chris Brookes will be wrestling in DDT throughout June and July as part of DDT’s relationship with Fight Club: PRO. He was introduced in a video parodying the Time’s Up teasers New Japan have been showing on their events lately. This was done to make fun of Brookes being a popular guess for that reveal. Takagi said he met Brookes in New York and was surprised with what he saw in him. He thinks Brookes can do a better job of making DDT more exciting than the current young wrestlers in the company. If the younger Japanese wrestlers can’t do this job then Takagi has no problem with relying on the young foreigners instead.


King Of DDT Final Match Order, Kataumata Teams With Yamato, Unagi Enters Princess Cup

May 16, 2019

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2019 THE FINAL!!”, 19/05/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks Vs Gota Ihashi & Nobuhrio Shimatani
1. Antonio Honda, Toru Owashi, Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi Vs Akito, Masahiro Takanashi, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai
2. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kazusada Higuchi
3. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Kota Umeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura
5. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase
6. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Handicap Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Final: X Vs X

A KO-D Openweight Title shot at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” and a million yen is on the line in the main event.

If Keisuke Ishii lives up to his word, he will be cashing in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet during this show. The other remaining Gauntlet currently belongs to Sanshiro Takagi but it is being put on the line in the 5 Way Match. First wrestler to get the pin or submission wins the Gauntlet. Takagi does not have to be involved in the finish to lose it.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 6 ~YUKINORI MATSUI REFEREE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT RUT~”, 26/05/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Favourite Mixed Tag Gauntlet: Saki Akai & Asuka Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida Vs Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Shunma Katsumata
2. GENERATION BATTLE ~Young Communication Generation Vs DNA Generation~: Keisuke Ishii, Akito & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kota Umeda, MAO & Mizuki Watase
3. Special 6-Man Tag Match Of Genius People: Toru Owashi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Billy Ken Kid Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Makoto Oishi & X (w/ Danshoku Dieno)
4. Get The New Glory! Special Tag Match: HUB & Isami Kodaka Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
5. Master Vs Skill ~ Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yasu Urano
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match ~Wadachi~: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Tsubasa & Jinsei Shinzaki
7. Gongitsune Vs US Freelance Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Kikutaro
8. Super Space Time Wars Kaientai DX Vs Kishiwada Brigade ~ Special Tag Match: Dick Togo & MEN’S Teioh Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Buffalo
9. Special Tag Match ~Dramatic Dream~: Konosuke Takeshita & HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi

The returning Shunma Katsumata joins Hiroshi Yamato as part of the tag gauntlet. Their team name for the match is Team Song.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 08/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: X Vs X
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: X Vs X
3. Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Sakisama & Misao

The first time Yuka Sakazaki lost the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles, it was to Sakisama and the NEO Biishiki-gun unit. Will history repeat itself?

Himawari Unagi won the DDT UNIVERSE vote for the final spot in the Tokyo Princess Cup. The decision to book the tag title match during the tournament has resulted in a delay to create the playoff bracket in order to avoid having Sakazaki and/or Mizuki wrestle twice on this show if they were to advance past the first round. Tokyo Joshi Pro will now wait until the 1st Round matches are drawn before determining the new bracket.


King Of DDT Semi Finals, Guts Revival, Wrestle Matsuyamania

May 9, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’19 ~ READY SET, GO!”, 12/05/2019
Osaka City Minato City Citizen Center

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

The next big event coming up for Tokyo Joshi Pro is the annual Tokyo Princess Cup beginning on the 25th.

Haruna Neko will miss this show because of a lower back injury.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2019 THE FINAL!!”, 19/05/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks Vs Gota Ihashi & Nobuhrio Shimatani
1. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: HARASHIMA Vs Soma Takao
3. Antonio Honda, Toru Owashi, Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi Vs Akito, Masahiro Takanashi, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Kota Umeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura
5. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Handicap Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
6. Road To WRESTLE MATUSYAMANIA! Special Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Final: X Vs X

Four are left in the King Of DDT and there is plenty of history to be found in the semi-final match-ups. Kazusada Higuchi has always treated Konosuke Takeshita as a strong opponent and this time won’t be any different. Takeshita is aware that the occasion may trigger something in Higuchi to change him into something even stronger so his plan is not to trigger it. HARASHIMA and Soma Takao were allies in Smile Squash until Takao betrayed HARASHIMA to join DAMNATION. Takao wants nothing more than to win this tournament and fight for the KO-D Openweight Title in Ota Ward Gymnasium because he was born and raised in Ota.

Even though Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto will be getting a KO-D Tag Team Titles match next month, Hirata is unsure if the combined power of himself and Donaruto can work. He asked for a Handicap Match against Daisuke Sasaki to test the team out and determine if they are good enough to become champions.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 6 ~YUKINORI MATSUI REFEREE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT RUT~”, 26/05/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Favourite Mixed Tag Gauntlet: Saki Akai & Asuka Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida Vs Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni Vs Hiroshi Yamato & X
2. GENERATION BATTLE ~Young Communication Generation Vs DNA Generation~: Keisuke Ishii, Akito & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kota Umeda, MAO & Mizuki Watase
3. Special 6-Man Tag Match Of Genius People: Toru Owashi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Billy Ken Kid Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Makoto Oishi & X (w/ Danshoku Dieno)
4. Get The New Glory! Special Tag Match: HUB & Isami Kodaka Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
5. Master Vs Skill ~ Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yasu Urano
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match ~Wadachi~: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Tsubasa & Jinsei Shinzaki
7. Gongitsune Vs US Freelance Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Kikutaro
8. Super Space Time Wars Kaientai DX Vs Kishiwada Brigade ~ Special Tag Match: Dick Togo & MEN’S Teioh Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Buffalo
9. Special Tag Match ~Dramatic Dream~: Konosuke Takeshita & HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi

The team names in the gauntlet are Team Beauty And Beauty (Saki Akai & Asuka), Most Technical Combo (Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga), Original Osaka’s (Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida), Team Boo And Noise (Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani) and Team President And Small 6 (Sanshiro Takagi & Yuni). Hiroshi Yamato’s team does not have a name or a second wrestler yet.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SHANGRI-LA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Tokyo BumB Sports Culture Museum Multi Studio

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs True Guts Army 2nd Round: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Guts Ishijima & Shota
2. PochaJo Another Story ~Encounter With The Female Version Of Atsushi Onita~: Yumehito Imanari Vs Miss Mongolia
3. Inevitability Or Fate’s Mischief? Team Drift And DNA Clash In Ganpro!: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

Guts Ishijima has created a Guts World revival in a bid to unite the independent scene under his influence. Ken Ohka doesn’t trust Ishijima’s ability to do that given his reputation of quitting and failing many of his previous projects.

Moeka Haruhi, HARUKAZE and Shuhei Washida will be on the show.

DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Ehime World Trade Center

1. There ☆ Is A Dream! Ryutaro Watanabe (DDT Matsuyamania Affiliation) Big Match!: Hideki Suzuki Vs Ryutaro Watanabe
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

Tetsuya Endo ambushed Yukio Sakaguchi at the contract signing to send a message to his challenger. Nobuhiro Shimatani provoked Sakaguchi to distract him while Endo grabbed a chair for the attack. Endo also gave Sakaguchi a Low Blow before signing the contract. To add extra insult to injury, Shimatani said he would sign the contract on Sakaguchi’s behalf. He signed the words “I’m Sorry” into the column meant for Sakaguchi.

The failed DDT trainee is back for another match. Ryutaro Watanabe trained with DDT back in 2012 but injuries prevented him from ever debuting. It wasn’t until DDT came to his hometown in Matsuyama last year when he finally got his debut match. With DDT coming back to the region they want him to wrestle against Hideki Suzuki. They wanted Watanabe to face the toughest opponent available and Suzuki fits that description to a tee. The two have been in the ring together before as part of a recent Hard Hit tag match that happened in March. The time they wrestled each other was short but it was enough for Watanabe to realise how large the wall is he has to climb.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2019 ~OPPORTUNITY IS THERE~” Results

May 3, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2019 ~OPPORTUNITY IS THERE~”, 03/05/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,110 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Himawari Unagi defeated Haruna Neko, Pom Harajuku & Mahiro Kiryu when Manase pinned Harajuku with the Suzuki Dynamic (9:30).
2. Mirai Maiumi Debut Match: Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated YUMI & Mirai Maiumi when Tenma pinned Maiumi with the Killswitch (9:58).
3. Thunder Rosa defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Reinella Splash (6:44).
4. Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi defeated Riho & Raku when Saiki pinned Raku with the Jackhammer (10:02).
5. Special Single Match: Aja Kong defeated Maki Itoh with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (10:47).
6. Sakisama & Misao defeated Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe when Misao pinned Tatsumi with the Vanitas (11:47).
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) defeated Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa when Sakazaki pinned Noa with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (13:11).
*V6 for The Magical Sugar Rabbits.
8. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima defeated Miyu Yamashita (c) with the Locomotion Northern Lights Suplex (17:57).
*Miyu Yamashita fails in V11. Shoko Nakajima becomes the 6th TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion!

Shoko Nakajima has become the Big Kaiju of Tokyo Joshi Pro! She toughed it out to end Miyu Yamashita’s dominant reign as the TOKYO Princess Champion, taking all that the champ could throw at her. The end came when Yamashita went for the Crash Rabbit Heat but Nakajima caught her with the Northern Lights Suplex. Then Nakajima rolled it through to do another Northern Lights for the three count.

When the match ended Nakajima said Yamashita is the best ace but now it is her who has the belt. However Nakajima doesn’t feel like she has the belt at all. She feels she needs to defend it a lot from now on so it will truly become hers. Thunder Rosa then came out to greet the new champion. Rosa said congratulations to the “Little Kaiju” then challenged her to a title match in Sapporo on Monday. When she called Nakajima a “Little Kaiju” Nakajima shouted “Big Kaiju!” back at her and accepted the challenge.

Pandemic Boo-Boo got their second shot at the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles but still couldn’t beat The Magical Sugar Rabbits. The combination of the Cutie Special, Magical Merry-Go-Round and the Magical Magical Girl Splash earned the champions their 6th defence. Yuka Sakazaki said afterwards that the belts feel heavier after every defence. She wanted to go celebrate with hamburgers when NEO Biishiki-gun interrupted her speech. Sakisama scoffed at the idea of eating burgers then turned her attention over to Mizuki. She thinks Mizuki looks pure white next to Sakazaki but if she becomes part of Sakiama’s collection she will shine even brighter. Misao tried to convince Mizuki to join NEO Biishiki-gun and listed all of the positive things that happened to herself since she joined. For example Misao’s hair has grown naturally and beautifully. Also her knee injury that hampered her previous life has become fully healed. It sounds like they are challenging the champions for a title match but it’s not. That’s because NEO Biishiki-gun are always the ones who accepts challenges, not make them. The Sugar Rabbits said they won’t let Sakisama get what she wants!

Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe’s mission to turn Misao back into Hyper Misao was a big failure. They showed her a poster of Hyper Misao to jog her memories but Misao ripped the poster apart. With no other option Tatsumi had to wrestle Misao. She almost had her beat with the Dragon Sleeper but Sakisama broke the hold. Sakisama kicked Watanabe away with an Apron PK while Misao pinned Tatsumi with the Vanitas. Tatsumi still thinks Hyper Misao is still sleeping somwhere in her heart but Misao felt very cold. Watanabe also took shots at Sakisama, saying it’s not beautiful to make a fool out of other people.

Aja Kong said she’d give Maki Itoh ten minutes of her time and she lived up to her promise. Heck, she even got an extra 47 seconds out of it! Rumours were going around that Itoh’s head is tougher than Kong’s steel cans. It looked that way at points but when Itoh hit the Flying Big Head, Kong kicked out at one. It wasn’t long before Kong had Itoh beaten but Itoh got to stick her middle finger in Kong’s face before taking defeat. And after too. Itoh then got on the microphone afterwards and said the loss won’t effect her because she represents the Reiwa Era and she will never lose!

Marika Kobashi ends her current run with Tokyo Joshi on the winners side with Reika Saiki. Raku did well teaming with Riho but ultimately fell to Saiki’s power.

Thunder Rosa was just as concerned with trying to out-sexy Yuki Kamifuku as she was trying to out-wrestle her. Kamifuku hit the Fame Asser but Rosa was able to reach the ropes. She then blocked Kamifuku’s Brainbuster and hit the Reinella Splash to win.

The debut of Mirai Maiumi turned out to be a big occasion because the first Tiger Mask, Satoru Sayama was there in person to present her with an encouragement award before the match. Maiumi wants to be a power based wrestler and tried to beat Nodoka Tenma with a Reverse Lariat. Tenma instead caught Maiumi in the Killswitch to end the rookie’s first match with a loss.

Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi did what works for them most when they team together and that’s smothering their opponent’s faces with their chests. Doing that to Pom Harajuku allowed Manase to pin her with the Suzuki Dynamic afterwards.


Endo Now On Sakaguchi’s Kill List, So Much Wrestling This Month

May 1, 2019

It’s Golden Week in Japan. The schedule is busy as hell. Let’s get to it.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DAI TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING FESTIVAL 2019”, 02/05/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Nodoka Tenma Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Mina Shirakawa Vs Thunder Rosa
3. Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuki Aino & Miu Watanabe

The day before Tokyo Joshi Pro returns to Korakuen Hall they have a fanfest going on in Itabashi Green Hall. There will be autograph and photography sessions, contract signings for the title matches, an Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) concert and finally some wrestling matches to end the event.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2019 ~OPPORTUNITY IS THERE~”, 03/05/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mirai Maiumi Debut Match: Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs YUMI & Mirai Maiumi
2. Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Himawari Unagi Vs Haruna Neko, Pom Harajuku & Mahiro Kiryu
3. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Thunder Rosa
4. Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi Vs Riho & Raku
5. Sakisama & Misao Vs Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe
6. Special Single Match: Aja Kong Vs Maki Itoh
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa
8. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

Miyu Yamashita has the first of two title defences this week. If she can get past this unscathed then what on Earth can stop her? Or will this finally be Shoko Nakajima’s time to be the top woman in TJPW?

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAMAKON~”, 04/05/2019
Yamagata Big Wing

1. Mike Bailey & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks
2. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
4. Sanshiro Takagi Marunage Match ~ Lucha Libre Classica Rules: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazuki Hirata
5. Song! Song! Black Pig! 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
6. Return To The Site Of Happy Motel’s Formation For The First Time In 3 Years!: Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda Vs MAO & Yuki Ueno
7. You And Me Yellow Cherries Next Door! Yamagata Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Makoto Oishi

A little break in the King Of DDT action.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GOLDEN ITABASHI DATING”, 05/05/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

Tokyo Joshi returns to Itabashi Green Hall only a few days after Korakuen for the fallout show. I guess matches will be announced on 4th May.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2019
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Kota Umeda & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno
2. Yukio Sakaguchi, Antonio Honda & Ricky Starks Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Yamato
3. Hokke, Scallops, Tuna, Pickled Seaweed 4 Way Match: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Mike Rollins
4. Makoto Oishi Marunage Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi
5. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
6. Aomori Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Mike Bailey & MAO

The King Of DDT returns on the show after this.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIRACLE EARTH 2019”, 06/05/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Momota Parent And Child Vs Naoshi Sano Round 2: Mitsuo Momota Vs Naoshi Sano
2. GOLDEN GANBARE 2019: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Miyako Matsumoto & Makoto
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Team Irootoko: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mitomi Masayuki & Shota Nakagawa
4. Shota The Brutal Wind That Blows: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Shuhei Washida Vs Shota, Guts Ishijima & Masked Mystery
5. Dangan Senshi, Attack On Ganpro!: Yumehito Imanari Vs Masato Tanaka

Match #3 now has something on the line because Keisuke Ishii has a Right To Challenge Gauntlet to defend.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS SHINING, I WILL FLY TO SAPPORO!”, 06/05/2019
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. SHINE Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Allysin Kay

The visiting Allysin Kay has a chance to become a double champion of her own. She just won the NWA World Women’s Title last weekend.

BASARA “BASARA 95 ~TENNENRISHINRYU~”, 06/05/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Takato Nakano Vs SAGAT, Best Stretchman V3 & Yasu Urano
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Masato Kamino Vs Naaoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Fuminori Abe
4. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Aikata Tag: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
5. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Itabashi Green Hall is going to be sick of wrestling shows by the time this week is done.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2019 2ND ROUND”, 06/05/2019
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie Vs Mizuki Watase
1. King Of DDT 2019 – Loser Resurrection Battle Royal: Kota Umeda Vs MAO Vs Mike Bailey Vs HARASHIMA Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Makoto Oishi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Yuki Iino
3. Noboribetsu City Councilor With 674 Votes In Mind (Affiliate, Newcomer) Tomoya Adachi Comes To Mars Gym!: Tomoya, Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda, Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks
4. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Koji Yoshida
5. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 2: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
6. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 2: Soma Takao Vs Akito
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 2: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita
8. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 2: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Winner Of Battle Royal

Yukio Sakaguchi was taken out of the Losers Battle Royal because he now has a title match coming up. More on that later.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAREKATSU BOWL~”, 11/05/2019
Nishi Niigata City Hall (Kobari Aoyama Public Hall)

1. 3 Way Match: Hiroshi Yamato Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda
2. Danshoku Dieno Marunage Match ~ Baen Insta☆Photogenic Match: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno
3. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Akito, Yuki Iino & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mike Rollins, Ricky Starks & Naomi Yoshimura
5. “Niigata Celebrities!” Super Sasadango Machine Local Triumph! Niigata Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Super Sasadango Machine Vs HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Meiko Satomura, Chihiro Hashimoto & DASH Chisako (c) Vs Saki Akai, Asuka & Hikaru Shida
7. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Mike Bailey & MAO

With Hikaru Shida completing the team, Saki Akai is now ready to challenge the Sendai Girls. Shida wrestles in Sendai Girls herself so she is very familiar with Meiko Satomura, Chihiro Hashimoto & DASH Chisako. The one who wants to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles the most is Asuka because she wants to wear the title belts like an accessory. The way the team is laid out has Akai as the leader, Asuka as the sub-leader and Shida as the “New Member”.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKASAKI DARUMA~”, 12/05/2019
Gunma New Sunpia Takasaki

1. Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Toru Owashi, Yuki Ueno & Masahiro Takanashi
2. 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey Vs Mike Rollins Vs Ricky Starks
3. Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase Vs Saki Akai & Asuka
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura
5. Toru Owashi Marunage Match ~ Kazuki Hirata Time Difference Against 3 People: Kazuki Hirata Vs Usaburo Kokeshi, Daruma Takasaki & Yutaka Yoshie
6. Antonio Honda & MAO Vs Akito & Kota Umeda
7. Takasaki Specialty! Okanarei Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & HARASHIMA

Due to what happened between Sakaguchi and Tetsuya Endo yesterday (explained down at the bottom), they are getting paired together until the next KO-D Openweight Title match takes place.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2019 THE FINAL!!”, 19/05/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: X Vs X
2. King Of DDT 2019 – Semi Final: X Vs X
3. King Of DDT 2019 – Final: X Vs X

The official news update for this show is Maku Donaruto will be there! The unofficial news is Keisuke Ishii wants to cash in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet on this show so he can face Endo for the KO-D Title. Due to the new rules that are meant to encourage surprise cash ins, DDT is currently in a position where they cannot promote Endo Vs Ishii for now and have to act like it won’t be happening.

DDT “GOLDEN DDT THEATER 2019”, 25/05/2019
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title: Antonio Honda (c) Vs Akito

Something that Antonio Honda and Akito have in common is they both think their biggest career highlight involved the DDT Extreme Title. So it’s fitting the two will fight over it.

DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Ehime World Trade Center

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

During a press conference yesterday Endo was supposed to select one of the seven losers in the King Of DDT 1st Round to defend the KO-D Title against. However he struggled to remember any of the wrestlers he could choose from. Hisaya Imabayashi listed the names and Endo commented after each one. Kota Umeda? He’s the guy who always hurts his knees. MAO? He’s a fucked up bad guy. Mike Bailey? He’s that guy who can’t do anything without MAO. HARASHIMA? Endo hates him. Kazuki Hirata? Endo would choose him but Hirata is already wrestling for a championship at the show. Yuki Ueno? He was thrown away by his friend. Yukio Sakaguchi? Beaten by Daisuke Sasaki and he won’t stop crying about it.

What Endo didn’t realise was that Sakaguchi was in the building and overheard Endo’s comments. He crashed the press conference and attacked Endo, beating him down! Sakaguchi used Endo’s “Two types of people in the world” motto against him and said he is now on his kill list! When Sakaguchi stormed out of the room, Endo demanded that he be his opponent for the KO-D Title match! This won’t be a pro wrestling match, Endo says he will kill Sakaguchi!


DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS MAX BUMP 2019” Results

April 28, 2019

DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS MAX BUMP 2019”, 28/04/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,130 Fans – No Vacancy

-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) defeated Gota Ihashi by Pinfall (11:32 am).
*V? for Danshoku Dieno.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani by Pinfall (11:33 am).
*V? for Danshoku Dieno.
1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Pokotan (w/ Danshoku Dieno) when Pokotan was Disqualified for attacking the referee (7:23).
2. Keisuke Okuda Farewell Match: Keisuke Okuda, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino when Okuda pinned Iino with a Buzzsaw Kick (8:38).
3. Saki Akai & Asuka defeated Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Akai pinned Shimatani with the Quetzalcoatl (7:48).
4. Legendary Wrestler Yoshiaki Yatsu First Match In DDT: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Hiroshi Yamato when Takagi pinned Yamato with a Clothesline From Hell (8:19).
*Sanshiro Takagi wins Hiroshi Yamato’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
5. DDT Extreme Title – Panty☆Hunt Tiger Cub Rope Death Match: Antonio Honda defeated HARASHIMA when Honda stripped off HARASHIMA’s panties (12:04).
*HARASHIMA fails in V2. Antonio Honda becomes the 44th DDT Extreme Champion!
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated MAO & Mike Bailey and Ricky Starks & Mike Rollins when Takao pinned MAO with a Reverse Gory Special Bomb (13:13).
*V1 for DAMNATION.
7. Special Match: Shinya Aoki defeated Konosuke Takeshita with the Foot Choke (7:03).
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Makoto Oishi with the Shooting Star Press (28:18).
*V1 for Tetsuya Endo.

So close yet so far for Makoto Oishi. He went into the main event with a lot of support but little chance of beating Tetsuya Endo for the KO-D Openweight Title. But boy did he take a crack at it! Knowing that he had already beaten Endo with the Ground Cross 200 earlier this month, Oishi targeted Endo’s legs with Knee Crushers and a hanging Figure Four wrapped around the ring post. When Oishi finally applied the Ground Cross 200, Mad Paulie distracted the referee in order to break the hold. Endo also came close to losing after Oishi hit a Moonsault outside the ring, leaving Endo to barely escape a countout by entering the ring at 19. Oishi had one more unexpected trick to use and that was to give Endo a Danshoku Dieno style Lip Lock so he would be left vulnerable for a Piledriver. A Spinning Backfist and the Jikiden Tornado Clutch was the closest Oishi came to winning with a 2.9 pin count. But when Endo recovered he struck Oishi with the Handspring Overhead Kick and got a nearfall with the Spinning Torture Rack Bomb. From there Endo hit the Shooting Star Press for the victory.

Oishi was taken out of the ring to cheers but Endo stayed to hear what will happen next in the KO-D Title scene. Hisaya Imabayashi told him his next scheduled defence will be in Matsuyama on 2nd June. Endo joked that he wanted Nobuhiro Shimatani to be the challenger. Instead Keisuke Ishii walked out wearing his Right To Challenge Guantlet. Ishii told Endo he will cash in the Gauntlet for a KO-D Title match on 19th May at Korakuen Hall. Imabayashi told Ishii that this year the Gauntlet rules have changed and DDT will not permit any preempted cash ins. Ishii told him he has a plan and will use his cash in at the right time on the show to make it a surprise as the rules intended. So DDT cannot officially confirm or advertise Endo Vs Ishii for the title on the 15th but it will happen there somehow.

In a rematch from last December, Shinya Aoki avenged his loss to Konosuke Takeshita. In order to get into the different vibe of the match, Takeshita wrestled barefoot in plain black trunks. Aoki put him in a Sleeper Hold but Takeshita reached the ropes and stepped out to the apron to break it up. When Aoki let go, Takeshita jumped from the apron and Headbutted his opponent. He did a German Suplex, put Aoki into a Crab Hold and transitioned into a Cross Armbreaker. However control switched to Aoki and he cinched in the Foot Choke to make Takeshita give up. The two shook hands and bumped fists after the match.

The KO-D Tag Team Titles match was chaos as three teams fought it out for the belts. The champions Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao jumped everyone to start things off then The Moonlight Express hit a double Moonsault to the outside onto Ricky Starks & Mike Rollins. Sasaki put both Starks and Mike Bailey into a stacked Cross Facelock until MAO broke it up with a Springboard Senton. The Express gave Sasaki the Michinoku Tornado Driver but Starks & Rollins broke the pin. The Express got rid of Starks & Rollins when Bailey hit a Standing Shooting Star Knee Drop onto Rollins on the apron while MAO hit the Cannonball 450 on Starks. However Sasaki distracted the referee so Takao could give MAO a Low Blow. Takao then used a Vertebreaker (DDT is calling it a Reverse Gory Special Bomb in their results) to get the win and keep the tag belts in DAMNATION. Backstage MAO is disturbed over the result. He revealed his goal for the last three years was to get rid of DAMNATION and revert Tetsuya Endo back to the way he was before he joined that group. Recent events have been a major setback but MAO promises he will achieve his goal some day. Rollins is upset he lost his first Korakuen match. Starks said the two of them are Psycho & Sexy. They will always have a chance to win the tag titles the next time they come back to DDT. Sasaki mocked Takeshita for running away from the match to go play pro wrestling with Aoki.

Both HARASHIMA and Antonio Honda entered the ring wearing towels around their waists. They took off the towels to reveal they were both wearing panties over their gear. It was time for the Panty☆Hunt Tiger Cub Rope Death Match! The rules were the first person to remove their opponent’s panties would be the winner. But HARASHIMA and Honda also had to wrestle while they were tied together with a tiger rope with a cuddly little stuffed tiger toy attached to it. Honda used the tiger toy as a shield because HARASHIMA was too nice to harm the tiger. The two would then tie each other up in the rope until HARASHIMA hit the Somato. But Honda used the momentum to roll on top of HARASHIMA’s back and pull his panties off to become the new DDT Extreme Champion! HARASHIMA congratulated Honda on the win and when he left, Akito came out to challenge Honda. Akito brought up when Honda said the Extreme Title matches were the most exciting of his career. It was the same for Akito which is why he wants a title shot. They agreed to have the match in Kitazawa Town Hall on 25th May.

It’s a little over a year until the Olympic Games reach Tokyo but DDT is getting into the swing of things early by bringing in Yoshiaki Yatsu to wrestle for them. He kept everybody on their toes but it was Sanshiro Takagi who had the winner’s spotlight on him at the end. Takagi yelled “Thank you Heisei!” before he hit Hiroshi Yamato with the flying Clothesline From Hell to end the match. Takagi is now in possession of the Blue Right To Challenge Gauntlet.

Today was the first time Saki Akai & Asuka teamed together. It worked out great for them since they beat Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani. However Akai admitted the teamwork she had with Asuka felt incomplete. It needs more power because that is how Meiko Satomura measures other wrestlers no matter their gender. Since Akai only wrestles in DDT she went looking at other interesting places to find someone to give her team more power. She found that person. Joining Akai & Asuka for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match on 11th May is Hikaru Shida!

Keisuke Okuda ends his tenure with DDT by kicking Yuki Iino in the head. There is no bad blood coming out of the match. Okuda shook hands with everyone and they all posed for a group photo. His history with Yuki Ueno in DNA is also water under the bridge as they were on friendly terms during the backstage interviews. Okuda also said he will miss Naomi Yoshimura because they wrestled as the Naomi Kingdom together. Okuda is now gone from the company but he thinks his path will cross with the DDT roster again in the future.

Two months after its pro wrestling debut, the mascot Pokotan returned to the ring for its second match. Disaster struck when Kazuki Hirata chopped Pokotan’s head off, revealing the top of its robotic frame underneath. Pokotan went haywire and attacked Hirata relentlessly. Yukinori Matsui tried to stop the mascot but he got thrown out of the ring, causing a disqualification. Pokotan then attacked everything in sight until Danshoku Dieno placed its head back on. That fixed the problem and Pokotan was back to its friendly, lovable self.

Dieno was part of the show opening festivities but got ambushed by Gota Ihashi and Nobuhiro Shimatani on two separate occasions. Dieno was able to fight both of them off in ways that only he can to stay as the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion.

Kenta Kobashi appeared after intermission to promote his next Fortune Dream show on 10th June. Kazusada Higuchi will be teaming with Yuji Okabayashi for a match against the NOAH team of Yoshiki Inamura & Go Shiozaki. When Ishii announced his plans at the end of the show he turned over to Kobashi at the commentary table and told him how much of a big fan he is of him. Ishii brought up Kobashi’s match with Terry Gordy on 21st May, 1993 in Sapporo that he is particularly fond of. Ishii said he will shine like Kobashi did on that day when he cashes in his title shot.


Mirai Maiumi, Happy Motels Reunion, Road To Peter Pan Cards

April 26, 2019

DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS MAX BUMP 2019”, 28/04/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Pokotan (w/ Danshoku Dieno)
2. Keisuke Okuda Farewell Match: Keisuke Okuda, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino
3. Saki Akai & Asuka Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Legendary Wrestler Yoshiaki Yatsu First Match In DDT: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Hiroshi Yamato
5. DDT Extreme Title – Panty☆Hunt Tiger Cub Rope Death Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Antonio Honda
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) & Soma Takao Vs MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Ricky Starks & Mike Rollins
7. Special Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shinya Aoki
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

Here is the confirmed match order for this Sunday’s show.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2019 1ST ROUND”, 29/04/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Toru Owashi, Antonio Honda, Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks
2. Keisuke Okuda Final DDT Match: Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Okuda Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino
3. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1A: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
4. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1C: Mike Bailey Vs Soma Takao
5. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1E: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1G: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1B: Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO
8. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1D: Akito Vs HARASHIMA
9. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1F: Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita

The match order for the King Of DDT 1st Round is going by the odd numbered pairings followed by the even numbered ones.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2019 ~OPPORTUNITY IS THERE~”, 03/05/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mirai Maiumi Debut Match: Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs YUMI & Mirai Maiumi
2. Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Himawari Unagi Vs Haruna Neko, Pom Harajuku & Mahiro Kiryu
3. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Thunder Rosa
4. Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi Vs Riho & Raku
5. Sakisama & Misao Vs Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe
6. Special Single Match: Aja Kong Vs Maki Itoh
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa
8. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

The debuting Mirai will be going by the name Mirai Maiumi. She is 162cm tall and was born in Iwate on 3rd December, 1999. She was a primary school student during the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and discovered pro wrestling when Real Japan hosted a charity show in the region. She learned judo in high school and moved to Tokyo so she could train in Tokyo Joshi Pro. Her goal is to energise Tohoku with pro wrestling and also get the chance to learn from Satoru Sayama!

Tokiwoikiru, an idol group that spun off from LinQ in 2017 and currently includes Maki Itoh as an active member will perform live on the show before the opening match.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAMAKON~”, 04/05/2019
Yamagata Big Wing

1. Mike Bailey & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks
2. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
4. Sanshiro Takagi Marunage Match ~ Lucha Libre Classica Rules: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazuki Hirata
5. Song! Song! Black Pig! 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
6. Return To The Site Of Happy Motel’s Formation For The First Time In 3 Years!: Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda Vs MAO & Yuki Ueno
7. You And Me Yellow Cherries Next Door! Yamagata Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Makoto Oishi

It is sadly not a full Happy Motels reunion in Match #6 but it’s one none the less. We’re probably not going to get a full one for as long as Tetsuya Endo and Konosuke Takeshita hate each other.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2019
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Kota Umeda & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno
2. Yukio Sakaguchi, Antonio Honda & Ricky Starks Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Yamato
3. Hokke, Scallops, Tuna, Pickled Seaweed 4 Way Match: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Mike Rollins
4. Makoto Oishi Marunage Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi
5. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
6. Aomori Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Mike Bailey & MAO

Yuki Iino will be taking a limited wrestling schedule in May because he will be working on a terrestrial TV drama that month.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIRACLE EARTH 2019”, 06/05/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. GOLDEN GANBARE 2019: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Miyako Matsumoto & Makoto
2. Momota Paent And Child Vs Naoshi Sano Round 2: Mitsuo Momota Vs Naoshi Sano
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Team Irootoko: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mitomi Masayuki & Shota Nakagawa
4. Shota The Brutal Wind That Blows: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Shuhei Washida Vs Shota, Guts Ishijima & Masked Mystery
5. Dangan Senshi, Attack On Ganpro!: Yumehito Imanari Vs Masato Tanaka

Back in February Naoshi Sano injured Chikara’s hand to the point where their match was stopped and Sano was declared the winner. Mitsuo Momota will get a chance to avenge his son.

BASARA “BASARA 95 ~TENNENRISHINRYU~”, 06/05/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine

If Ryota Nakatsu can beat Ryuichi Sekine then he will break the record for most Union MAX Title defences.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2019 2ND ROUND”, 06/05/2019
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. King Of DDT 2019 – Loser Resurrection Battle Royal: X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X
2. Makoto Oishi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Yuki Iino
3. Noboribetsu City Councilor With 674 Votes In Mind (Affiliate, Newcomer) Tomoya Adachi Comes To Mars Gym!: Tomoya, Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda, Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks
4. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 2: Winner Of Round 1A Vs Winner Of Round 1B
5. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 2: Winner Of Round 1C Vs Winner Of Round 1D
6. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 2: Winner Of Round 1E Vs Winner Of Round 1F
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 2: Winner Of Round 1G Vs Winner Of Loser Resurrection Battle Royal

This past week local Hokkaido wrestler Tomoya participated in an election for the Noboribetsu City Council and received 674 votes. DDT is bringing him in for their return to Hokkaido to mark this achievement.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAREKATSU BOWL~”, 11/05/2019
Nishi Niigata City Hall (Kobari Aoyama Public Hall)

1. 3 Way Match: Hiroshi Yamato Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda
2. Danshoku Dieno Marunage Match ~ Baen Insta☆Photogenic Match: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno
3. Akito, Yuki Iino & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mike Rollins, Ricky Starks & Naomi Yoshimura
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Meiko Satomura, Chihiro Hashimoto & DASH Chisako (c) Vs Saki Akai, Asuka & X
5. “Niigata Celebrities!” Super Sasadango Machine Local Triumph! Niigata Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Super Sasadango Machine Vs HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda

I think we’ll find out who Saki Akai’s second partner will be after this weekend.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKASAKI DARUMA~”, 12/05/2019
Gunma New Sunpia Takasaki

1. Toru Owashi Marunage Match ~ Kazuki Hirata Time Difference Against 3 People: Kazuki Hirata Vs Usaburo Kokeshi, Daruma Takasaki & Yutaka Yoshie
2. Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Toru Owashi, Yuki Ueno & Masahiro Takanashi
3. 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey Vs Mike Rollins Vs Ricky Starks
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura

Mike Rollins and Ricky Starks have spent most of their tour teaming together. What will they be like as opponents?

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 6 ~YUKINORI MATSUI REFEREE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT RUT~”, 26/05/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Gongitsune Vs US Freelance Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Kikutaro
2. Get The New Glory! Special Tag Match: HUB & Isami Kodaka Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Super Space Time Wars Kaientai DX Vs Kishiwada Brigade ~ Special Tag Match: Dick Togo & MEN’S Teioh Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Buffalo
4. Master Vs Skill ~ Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yasu Urano
5. Special 6-Man Tag Match ~Wadachi~: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Tsubasa & Jinsei Shinzaki
6. Special Tag Match ~Dramatic Dream~: Konosuke Takeshita & HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi

There are still plenty of wrestlers waiting for their matches to be announced. Super Sasadango Machine, Keisuke Ishii, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Asuka, Hiroshi Yamato, Billy Ken Kid, Kengo Takai and Shoichi Uchida will all be on the show.