June 26, 2021

Kumamoto Castle Natural Hot Spring
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1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Shinya Aoki (c) defeated Chris Brookes, Shunma Katsumata and Yukio Naya when Aoki pinned Naya with the European Clutch (25:39).
*V1 for Shinya Aoki.

The folks at DDT have taken a liking to Kumamoto Castle Natural Hot Spring and vice versa. The hot spring’s director invited Shinya Aoki to defend the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title inside the spring. Aoki and his three challengers wasted no time in starting the match.

First they fought in the dressing room but quickly made their way into the public baths. Shunma Katsumata tortured everyone by pouring jugs of hot water over them. Chris Brookes threw him into a castle of chairs for revenge.

Yukio Naya was thrown into a hot shower where he fainted in agony. Katsumata tortured Brookes even further with dripping hot water. Naya knocked all three of his opponents into the electric bath, giving them all electric shocks.

The fight moved over to the bathroom where Toui Kojima was dragged into the chaos. Then it was over to the open-air bath where Katsumata did two Moonsaults. Everyone moved out of the way so he landed in the baths both times. He was able to give Brookes a Death Valley Bomb but Aoki broke the count.

Aoki and Katsumata fought their way into the sauna. Katsumata used a towel to send heat waves into his opponent but all it did was revitalise Aoki! He countered the ¡Hasta la vista! into a Sleeper Hold but Naya broke it up. Naya put Aoki in the Cobra Twist but Aoki skillfully escaped the hold. He then rolled Naya up in a European Clutch in the sauna to get the 3 count for a successful title defence.

Aoki celebrated the win by first taking a bath and then second challenge Brookes for the DDT Extreme Title. He asked Brookes for a handshake but Brookes splashed water into his face and then ran off. It was decided that a Double Title match between Brookes and Aoki will take place on 15th July!

Contracts Signed For Title Matches, King Of DDT Final 4, Team (Junior) Olympia, Princess Cup Korakuen Doubleheader

June 22, 2021

Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Sakisama

The contract for the Princess Of Princess Title match was signed on Saturday before the Narimasu Act Hall show. Miyu Yamashita expressed disappointment over failing to win the Princess Tag Team Titles with Maki Itoh last week. She’s going to show Sakisama what she can really do at their match. Sakisama isn’t used to being called a challenger. She heard about Yamashita’s dream of becoming a double champion but she couldn’t pull it off. If Yamashita couldn’t make her dream come true then Sakisama promises to make it come true on her behalf.

Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi, Akito & Yuya Koroku
3. Takoyaki! Kushikatsu! A Perfect Bowl Like 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Iino
4. Tetsuya Endo & Yuji Hino Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno, MAO & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
6. I Really Like It! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: Jun Akiyama Vs Yusuke Okada
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

The two teams for the main event met for a press conference today and it turned into an argument between Yuji Okabayashi and Shunma Katsumtata. They kept shouting “Pissari!” and “NeppoWER!!” back and forth to each other throughout the meeting. HARASHIMA and Konosuke Takeshita are keeping their eyes on the prize. Takeshita said his recent form shows he is returning to the centre of DDT. He doesn’t want his momentum to stop and would like to be KO-D Tag Team Champions with Katsumata. Winning the belts in Osaka too would be a miracle for them. HARASHIMA is aware that it’s been a long time since he was focused on the Tag Titles. He looks forward to fighting against the Ultimate Tag League winners.

Kumamoto Castle Natural Hot Spring

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Chris Brookes Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs Yukio Naya

Over the last year the Kumamoto Castle Natural Hot Spring became a popular location for DDT to hold Falls Count Anywhere matches. They’re going back for a 4 Way Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match that will be broadcast on WRESTLE UNIVERSE.

BASARA “BASARA 161 ~GLITTER~”, 29/06/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Daichi Kazato Vs Fuminori Abe, Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
2. Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano Vs Takuya Nomura & Kosuke Sato
3. Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Masato Kamino
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Minoru Fujita Vs Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: SAGAT Vs FUMA

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ final will be held on 7th July.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!”, 04/07/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yuji Hino
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino Vs Yusuke Okada & Yuya Koroku
4. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata
5. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) Vs Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Final: X Vs X

The King Of DDT final four have given their thoughts going into the final rounds. Daisuke Sasaki thinks he is now the strongest wrestler after beating both the DDT UNIVERSAL Champion and KO-D Openweight Champion in the first two rounds. However whenever he sees Takeshita he still feels the pain in the rib he broke from their D-Ou Grand Prix match last November. It’s time for revenge. But if he wins and faces Yuji Hino in the final, he will accept his fate and lose to Hino in 5 seconds. He’ll get the prize money anyway. Takeshita argues that Sasaki only beat the champions because he used Low Blows in those matches. He thinks he can beat him if he dodges those kind of attacks. Hino admits the tournament has been hard and he’s been fighting some big names throughout. If Takeshita does beat Sasaki then Hino promises to break his ribs in the final so Sasaki will get his revenge. Kazusada Higuchi is determined to advance past the semi-final for the first time. He won’t think about the final until he gets there.

A team of Olympians in one form or another are going after the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles together. Joining Yoshiaki Yatsu is Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura. All three of them asked to join by pointing to their amateur wrestling experience in the Junior Olympics. Akito finished 2nd in his 2004 class, Yamato finished 3rd in his 2002 class and Nakamura… was eliminated in the first round at the 2016 competition.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Tiger Jeet Singh-juku Sumidagawa & “Old Wise Man” Human-Zee (w/ Haru Miyako & Gorgeous Matsuno) Vs Gota Ihashi & Antonio Honda (w/ Sayaka Obihiro & KUDO)
2. Emi Sakura & Yuna Mizumori Vs Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel
3. Isami Kodaka, Yasu Urano & Daiki Shimomura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, KEN45° & Manjimaru
4. Takashi Sasaki & Chris Brookes Vs HARASHIMA & Baliyan Akki
5. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Fuminori Abe

The wrestling world according to Masahiro Takanashi surrounds Shinjuku FACE for his big return to wrestling. From Gatoh Move to BASARA to IWA Japan and everything inbetween, there are plenty of indie promotions represented on this show.

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

An additional Korakuen Hall show is being added to this year’s Tokyo Princess Cup tour. With this added date, Tokyo Joshi Pro will be running Korakuen two days in a row for the first time ever. Also the tournament gets its first sponsorship in the form of the online network Ameba. They will provide the prize for the tournament winner.