DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #14” Results

August 14, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #14”, 14/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
240 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Soma Takao defeated Mizuki Watase with the Sorarina (7:22).
0. NO TV Match: Ryan Davidson & Facade defeated Toru Owashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Davidson pinned Shimatani with the Davidson Driver (8:25).
1. Akito & Gota Ihashi defeated Yuki Ueno & Yuki Iino when Akito submitted Iino with a Modified Leg Lock (7:23).
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Meiko Satomura defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi & Cherry when Satomura pinned Oishi with the Scorpio Rising (7:05).
*Meiko Satomura wins Makoto Oishi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda when KUDO pinned Honda with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:07).
4. Road to King Of DDT 2018 3rd Round 4 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey, Yukio Sakaguchi & MAO and Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata when Endo pinned Hirata with a Swan Dive 450 Splash (10:20).
5. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid defeated Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie when Irie pinned Paulie with the Beast Bomber (19:20).
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno defeated Shigehiro Irie (c) with the Gaydo Clutch (1:37).
*Super Sasadango Machine gives his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract to Danshoku Dieno. Shigehiro Irie fails in V1. Danshoku Dieno cashes in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet. Danshoku Dieno becomes the 65th KO-D Openweight Champion!

Today’s episode sparked plenty of changes in the DDT landscape. There was the planned roster switch-up freshening up some of the units but some added surprises completely changed the course of as we head towards the King Of DDT finale. Things seemed normal during the main event. Shigehiro Irie made his first appearance in DDT since his latest US tour and after the title loss incident in Ohio he had the KO-D Openweight Title with him safe and sound. He and Jason Kincaid were victorious over Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie but it was a close call. Irie kicked out of a Double Choke Slam and the Reverse Splash. It was only when he hit a desperate Beast Bomber to Paulie that he was able to win the match. Ishikawa said he got to have a strong match after spending time away from DDT. He told everyone when he is the Triple Crown Champion he would like to face Irie again.

When DAMNATION left the ring, Meiko Satomura came out with her eyes set on Irie. With the yellow Right To Challenge Gauntlet in her possession, Satomura challenged Irie to a title match on the 28th August episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”! An exhausted Irie got up and accepted the challenge. But when they were about to shake hands, Danshoku Dieno interrupted them with important news. Producer Dieno will not accept Irie Vs Satomura as the next KO-D Title match because the next title match will happen right now! Dieno then suddenly pulled out the blue Gauntlet belonging to Super Sasadango Machine. A video played on the screen of Sasadango announcing that he is giving his Gauntlet to Dieno as a gift. It now belongs to Dieno and he is cashing it in straight away!

The match began and Dieno immediately gave Irie the Danshoku Driver several times. Irie kicked out of them and fought back. He hit the Beast Bomber but when Irie went for the pin, Dieno caught him in the Gaydo Clutch and pinned him! Danshoku Dieno is the new KO-D Champion! A furious Irie had to be held back by the rest of RENEGADES until they finally got him to leave the ring. He still tossed a chair from the front row at Dieno as he was leaving. Dieno taunted Irie by telling him what he did today was all in the rules. Dieno waited so long and played the good boss all this time so he could pull this off. This plan was why Dieno did not enter King Of DDT this year. He may be the weakest champion of any wrestling company right now but that doesn’t matter. He is going straight to the main event of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” as the champion! Just one problem. Meiko Satomura is still here with the last Right To Challenge Gauntlet (more about that below) and her intention to challenge the champion on 28th August still stands. She told Dieno she will win the KO-D Title, defend it against Irie and then defend it at the main event of Sumo Hall!

The DNA Draft and resulting roster reshuffle took place at the start of the episode. It was already decided that Daiki Shimomura would join BASARA and Kouki Iwasaki would join Ganbare☆Wrestling. Rekka also announced he will be leaving Japan for a while so he will not be transferring to another brand. The remaining DNA wrestlers were given the chance to nominate the group or unit they wished to join and it would be up to those groups to accept them or not. Some of the obvious moves were made first. Mizuki Watase chose RENEGADES (side note: Ryan Davidson has also joined the unit) and Shunma Katsumata picked ALL OUT. No surprises there. MAO wants to continue teaming with Mike Bailey so he picked the default DDT Sekigun group. Yuki Ueno also picked DDT. Naomi Yoshimura didn’t pick anybody. Instead he will go wherever he wants, whenever he wants. Konosuke Takeshita of all people asked him to join ALL OUT instead. Yoshimura declined because he has no motivation to fight with them. He’d rather fight against them. Yuki Iino asked if he could join ALL OUT. Akito wasn’t convinced so he would use their match later as an audition. Kota Umeda chose to stick with DDT. He will be on the same side as his old unit Shuten-dōji and he wants to set a fire under his former older brothers. Nobuhiro Shimatani declared himself the leader of DAMNATION but Daisuke Sasaki said the unit doesn’t need him. Shimatani then nominated Tokyo Joshi Pro but their producer Tetsuya Koda outright refused him. Shimatani went back to DAMNATION and promised to find a beautiful blonde woman for Sasaki, cook delicious meat for Mad Paulie, handcraft a new ring costume for Soma Takao, give Tetsuya Endo a better haircut than the one he currently has and teach new songs to Shuji Ishikawa. Sasaki finally gave in and inducted Shimatani into DAMNATION, but only as a temporary manager. Good enough!

In the middle of the draft, T2Hide announced they are splitting up. Kazuki Hirata is doing well without them although he protested the decision. HARASHIMA approached Toru Owashi and asked him to reform Disaster BOX, their old unit from the 2000s. Owashi liked the idea but they needed a third member to make them a unit. They nominated Yuki Ueno. He has no idea what Disaster BOX is or how important they are in DDT’s history but ok, he’ll join them instead of the default DDT side.

Now all of that craziness has been touched upon, let’s get into the rest of the show. The eight remaining King Of DDT participants met in an 4-Way Tag Match. Some of the pairings were unusual and led to a mix up. MAO & Mike Bailey were on two different teams but in the heat of the action they worked together to wipe out a few of the other wrestlers with a Double Moonsault to the outside. Kazuki Hirata tried to continue his miracle run by going straight at Tetsuya Endo with Cradles but in the end he was pinned by Endo with a Swan Dive 450 Splash. Despite winning the match, Endo says he does not feel any momentum from today’s result. That stuff means nothing when you’re only in the Quarter Finals.

Judging from his earlier performance on the episode you wouldn’t have thought Dieno would end up as champion by the end of it. He got into his usual shenanigans with Antonio Honda against KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi. Honda’s double Gongistune backfired when KUDO & Takanashi grabbed both of his hands and made Honda poke himself in both eyes. They then finised him off with the Takatonic followed by the Diving Double Knee Drop.

It turns out the Right To Challenge Gauntlet rules do apply overseas. Meiko Satomura apologised to the fans for losing the red Gauntlet during her recent visit to America for the Mae Young Classic. I’d go into more detail about the possible consequences for that but it veers into spoiler territory and I’m not in the mood to get into arguments about that right now. To make up for it Satomura made it her goal today to win another Gauntlet so she can challenge for the KO-D Title. Good thing she was in a match against the holder of the yellow Gauntlet Makoto Oishi. Satomura pinned Oishi with the Scorpio Rising and now holds the last remaining Right To Challenge Gauntlet in Japan. Before this match Sanshiro Takagi said if his team won then he would set up the Meiko Young Classic, a tournament for all women wrestlers over the age of 40. Meiko Satomura is 38.

Iino impressed ALL OUT enough in his match to be accepted into their unit. He hit Akito with the Spear but Akito grabbed onto Iino’s leg and pulled him down into a Leg Lock to make him submit.

There was an extra special guest appearing on the show this week. Rintaro Oyaizu from Season 2 of The Bachelor Japan greeted everyone and very quickly attracted attention from several wrestlers. Cherry, Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku and Maki Ito all entered the ring wanting to woo Oyaizu. They all agreed to fight each other in a 4 Way Match on 28th August with the winner getting a date with The Bachelor.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 1ST ROUND” Results

July 31, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 1ST ROUND”, 31/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE
400 Fans – No Vacancy

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Akito defeated KUDO with a Cradle (7:24).
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Keisuke Ishii defeated Gota Ihashi with the Kneel Kick (4:05).
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Mike Bailey defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Left High Kick (5:54).
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Shunma Katsumata defeated Alex Ace with the Kasadora (7:21).
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Hoshitango by TKO with the Sleeper Hold (3:10).
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Soma Takao defeated Yuki Iino with La Magistral Cradle (4:36).
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Toru Owashi defeated Mizuki Watase with the Diving Body Press (6:52).
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: HARASHIMA defeated Mad Paulie with the Somato (11:20).
9. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: MAO defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb Cutback (14:53).
10. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Saki Akai with a Crucifix Pin (7:30).
11. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Tetsuya Endo defeated Gorgeous Matsuno with a Yurikamome (8:20).
12. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with the Doctor Bomb (9:11).
13. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Antonio Honda defeated Kouki Iwasaki with a Cradle (6:23).
14. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Jason Kincaid with the Cross Facelock (10:47).
15. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Tanomusaku Toba defeated Yuki Ueno by TKO with the Backhand Blow (6:30).
16. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Kazuki Hirata defeated Naomi Yoshimura with a Power Bomb Switchback (8:59).

The biggest King Of DDT tournament ever kicked off with 16 1st Round matches in one evening. Kazuki Hirata scored an upset win in the main event by beating Naomi Yoshimura. He countered Yoshimura’s Shonenba into a DDT then turned the Throwaway Power Bomb into a Cradle for the three count. Hirata called Yoshimura scary but Hirata has fought wrestlers like Yukio Sakaguchi who are 100 times more scary. Hirata got to dance to “TOKYO GO!” in full to celebrate his victory.

Today’s show aired on AbemaTV in place of the usual “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” episode that takes place on Tuesdays. That meant everybody was treated to the recurring Kazusada Higuchi table spot! Higuchi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga brawled around the room and had a chop battle on one of the Shinjuku FACE bar counters. A table was positioned below and Higuchi tried to Power Bomb Matsunaga through it. Instead Matsunaga Back Body Dropped Higuchi into the table. Matsunaga came close to victory with the Back Drop but Higuchi recovered and got the win with the Doctor Bomb. Higuchi thanked Matsunaga for handling his all of the power he gained from sumo today. He asked to shake Matsunaga’s hand but Matsunaga wanted them to drink beer instead.

Saki Akai came real close to beating her friend Masahiro Takanashi but a rollover ended her chances. Akai hit Takanashi with the Rookie Award making an upset win seemed certain. When Akai went on top of Takanashi for the pin and leaned over to hook the leg, Takanashi trapped Akai in a Crucifix and rolled her onto her shoulders for the flash three count. Akai is the first woman to ever compete in King Of DDT. She originally thought she was never included because she was the only active female wrestler on the roster but now there are more women appearing in DDT she realises that is a bad excuse on her part.

Sanshiro Takagi and MAO used their match to prepare for DDT’s return of Campsite Pro Wrestling later this year. The two are becoming rivals over the new generation of Street Wrestling clashing with the old. Takagi brought out boxes of stuff to use as weapons while MAO appeared equipped to the gills with his own homemade weapons. Takagi convinced Yukinori Matsui to allow the weapon usage because of the 5 Count Rule. MAO also encouraged a lot of outside fighting away from the ring because he promised Matsui they would return to the ring at the 19 count. Lawn tables were smashed, plastic boxes were destroyed and bicycles were crashed around the room as the match progressed. The end came when MAO countered Takagi’s Sit Down Himawari Bomb into a Rolling Cradle for the pin. After the match a surprised Takagi realised how big of a mess they caused and worried about how long the AbemaTV broadcast will be delayed so the ring could be cleaned up. Takagi thanked MAO for the match and asked for a handshake but it was a ruse so Takagi could give him the Stunner. He told MAO that the Campsite Pro Wrestling show on 2nd September will be the deciding battle between them! MAO said Takagi is older than his mother but he is excited to see the scary Sanshiro Takagi coming back.

HARASHIMA praised Mad Paulie for a tough match. He squeezed Paulie’s hand while telling him how much fun he had with the challenge. Now HARASHIMA is looking forward to facing Toru Owashi in the 2nd Round because it is a Disaster-BOX reunion. When Owashi beat Mizuki Watase the match before (with the Diving Body Press he hasn’t done in years), Owashi simply said “HARASHIMA, I’m waiting” on the microphone.

The show opened up with an unexpected result when Akito defeated KUDO. Akito ducked the Buzzsaw Kick and put KUDO in an Anklelock. Akito then positioned himself on top of KUDO and pinned him for three. Akito said KUDO can now spend his time concentrating on his restaurant.

The 2nd Round matches on 4th August are Akito Vs Keisuke Ishii, Mike Bailey Vs Shunma Katsumata, Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao, Toru Owashi Vs HARASHIMA, MAO Vs Masahiro Takanashi, Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki and Tanomusaku Toba Vs Kazuki Hirata.

Konosuke Takeshita greeted the audience at the start of the show. He revealed he dislocated his right shoulder at the Fukuyama show last Saturday and will be taking time off to recover. He does not need to go under surgery so he hopes to return in two to three months time. As a result of this the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles held by ALL OUT have been vacated.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DAMNATION DAY~” Results

July 30, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 30/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE
573 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Under Match ~ Crocodile Death Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi ended in a No Contest (12R).
1. Soma Takao Produce DAMNATION New Member Assessment Match: Soma Takao & Shota defeated PSYCHO & CHANGO when Takao pinned CHANGO with the Official Endless Waltz (11:42).
2. DAMNATION Vs Metal Family!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT when Paulie pinned SAGAT with the Reverse Splash (10:56).
3. Shuji Ishikawa & Kohei Sato defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Iino when Ishikawa pinned Iino with the Fire Thunder (15:08).
4. DAMNATION Vs NOBUNATION! – Scramble Bunkhouse 10-Man Tornado Tag Death Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani, Ken Ohka, Masahiro Takanashi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & CHANGO when Endo pinned Shimatani with the Shooting Star Press (14:10).

The entire DAMNATION unit got together for the first time to take part in their Beer Garden show. However they were threatened by the unit’s long time gopher boy Nobuhiro Shimatani who was so sick of the unit’s treatment of him that he formed his own unit to wipe them out. NOBUNATION consisted of Shimatani, Masahiro Takanashi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, CHANGO and their big man, the hoss of the team, Ken Ohka! DAMNATION weren’t that intimidated by the other side as they were all handed cups of beer and tequila so they could have a toast at the start of the match. It didn’t take long for the match to devolve into a brawl around ringside and in the audience. Ohka missed the Fire Spear aimed for Daisuke Sasaki and hit Shimatani by accident instead. Tetsuya Endo wiped out a bunch of wrestlers with a Moonsault while Shimatani was put down by the rest of DAMNATION. Endo came back in to finish it with the Shooting Star Press.

Sasaki told Shimatani after the match that he brought together a good team and NOBUNATION should continue to exist. Sasaki told everyone he’s been drinking since 4 o’clock this morning then welcomed Shuji Ishikawa back for his first match in DDT since April. Ishikawa said he’s spent his time away from DDT practicing his karaoke. He came up with the name DAMNATION48 and sang a song while Endo and Mad Paulie danced beside him. Sasaki stopped the performance and scolded Ishikawa for his bad singing. Soma Takao scored it 7 out of 100. Ishikawa apologised and promised to spend the next four months practicing again.

Ishikawa’s main involvement on this show was to team with his Twin Towers partner Kohei Sato to take on Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Iino in a heavyweight duos showdown. Although Higuchi was on the losing side, he requested to have another match with the Towers sometime. Ishikawa shared a drink with Sato and joked that they never drink together because Ishikawa can’t keep up with Sato!

Endo was perplexed by Hiroshi’s yoga talents but got his mind back in the game when SAGAT was in the ring. Endo & Paulie’s victory came when they focused on SAGAT.

The DAMNATION audition match was held under “Double Daisuke” rules. That meant there were two referees in the match, Daisuke Kiso and Daisuke Sasaki. Takao wrestled with a notebook in his hand so he could score Shota, PSYCHO and CHANGO on their performances. Takao revealed his comments after the match. CHANGO has goot technique and is clever. PSYCHO has awesome moves and is good as a teammate. Shota has been friends with Takao for around 12 years so they are already on good terms with each other. It was down to Sasaki to decide who gets to be inducted by DAMNATION. Sasaki said everyone fails and is rejected! Actually Sasaki isn’t sure because he’s so drunk right now. Never mind, let’s move on to the next match.

In the dark match Sasaki and Takanashi brought back their match from last year that was just an excuse to drink shots every 30 seconds. The rules this time was after every round (which lasted 30 seconds), they played a game involving a toy crocodile where you take turns pressing down its teeth until the toy bites one of them. If the toy bites a wrestler, they have to drink tequila. If the toy doesn’t bite them, they drink a beer instead. Round after round went by as the match regressed to the point where both Sasaki and Takanashi became too drunk to do anything. Endo had enough and called off the match. He questioned why this was even the dark match in the first place. As mentioned above, it was an excuse for them to get drunk.


DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2018” Results

July 22, 2018

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2018”, 22/07/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,026 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Yuki Ueno with a Samson Clutch (6:42).
1. Sammy Guevara, Jason Kincaid, Facade & Mizuki Watase defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi, Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi when Guevara pinned Sakaguchi with a Running Knee to the back of the head (7:46).
*Sammy Guevara wins Yukio Sakaguchi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
2. T2HiJoshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Korakuen Super Hot Whirlpool!~: Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Carousel❤Shun defeated Francoise☆Takagi, Margaret★Owashi & Kazuko Hirata when Takeshita pinned Takagi with a Leg Drop (9:58).
3. Uchicomi! Openweight Ultimate Title – Belt Scramble Tag Rumble: Ken Ohka defeated Gota Ihashi with the Fire Spear (14:23).
3a. Super Sasadango Machine & Yuki Iino eliminated Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka when Sasadango pinned Iwasaki with the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock (4:14).
*Super Sasadango Machine wins Kouki Iwasaki’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
3b. KUDO & Saki Akai eliminated Super Sasadango Machine & Yuki Iino when KUDO pinned Iino with the Diving Double Knee Drop (7:02).
3c. Antonio Honda & Alex Ace eliminated Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi by Double Ring Out (8:25).
3d. Antonio Honda & Alex Ace eliminated KUDO & Saki Akai by Ring Out (8:25).
3e. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani eliminated Antonio Honda & Alex Ace by Ring Out (10:59).
3f. Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi eliminated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Ihashi pinned Shimatani with a Running Body Press (12:53).
3g. Uchikomi! Openweight Ultimate Title Decision Match: Ken Ohka defeated Gota Ihashi with the Fire Spear (14:23).
*Ken Ohka becomes the 1st Uchikomi! Openweight Ultimate Champion.
4. Big Love! Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Asuka with the Crossover Facelock (8:23).
5. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) when MAO pinned Endo with the Cannonball 450 (17:53).
*DAMNATION fails in V1. Mike Bailey & MAO become the 65t KO-D Tag Team Champions!
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated HARASHIMA with the Beast Bomber (25:28).
*V3 for Shigehiro Irie. HARASHIMA cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
-. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated Sammy Guevara with the Beast Bomber (7:54).
*V4 for Shigehiro Irie. Sammy Guevara cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

Finally, finally, finally! Seven years since on from their first meeting and on his 10th attempt, Shigehiro Irie has beaten HARASHIMA one on one! HARASHIMA hit him with the Somato several times from different directions throughout the match. In return Irie hit the Beast Bomber enough times to put HARASHIMA down and out. Even though Irie’s attitude towards DDT has turned sour, there wasn’t any hatred shown towards HARASHIMA after the match. The two showed respect to each other and Irie thanked HARASHIMA for the match.

With the once impossible task now passed, Irie can now move on to his next goal as KO-D Openweight Champion. He wants to go abroad and defend the title against foreign wrestlers. Hisaya Imabayashi told Irie that DDT needs to know in advance who Irie will be fighting so they can authorise any title defences. Irie brought up the one way ticket to New York that Kazusada Higuchi was given after the 2016 DNA Grand Prix that he never used. Maybe Irie will take it for his travels. That like the overseas title defences is another thing DDT once promised that they never followed up on. Danshoku Dieno said if this is what Irie wants then it is Dieno’s duty as DDT Producer to endorse it. Irie said he already decided it will happen and Dieno will not get any say on the matter. Dieno tried to tell Irie that he hopes Irie will not lose the title but he was suddenly interrupted by Irie’s buddy Sammy Guevara.

The opening match today ended Sammy Guevara winning a Right To Challenge Gauntlet and he decided he will cash it in right now! Dieno was happy to tell Irie that the match was happening right now too. Guevara started quick with a Topé out of the ring but his high risk moves went against him later when Irie threw him over the corner post onto the rest of Irie-gun outside! Guevara recovered to hit the Cannonball 630 but that only got a nearfall. Irie put a stop to Guevara’s sprint by hitting him with the Traffic Accident Tackle and getting the pin with the Beast Bomber. After the match Irie called Guevara stupid, but he likes how crazy he is. If a fool like Guevara is brave enough to pick a fight with Irie then that’s the kind of guy Irie wants on his team. When the show was over, Irie decided on the official name for his unit. From now on they are RENEGADES. They are traitors to DDT and will rebel against the company!

Today was a sad day for DAMNATION with plenty of despair to go around. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie lost the KO-D Tag Team Titles to Mike Bailey & MAO. It took Bailey and MAO to jump off the same turnbuckle at the same time onto the champions to win. MAO hit the Cannonball 450 on Endo to pin him in the ring while Bailey landed a Moonsault onto Paulie outside the ring. MAO was even more satisfied because it is the first time he has decisively beaten one of his seniors and also because he and Bailey won the titles on their first attempt.

If losing championships were bad, having your heart broken was worse. Daisuke Sasaki shared the ring with Asuka but not for a wrestling match. Instead he wants to show the world all of the BIG LOVE they have for each other. Unfortunately Asuka admitted she was never seriously into him. Sasaki isn’t her type and he’s also too old for her anyway. The revelation sent Sasaki into a frenzy and he was no longer going to hold back. Asuka hit a Choke Slam but her Moonsault was blocked. Sasaki got a nearfall with the Diving Elbow Drop. He knew Asuka was beaten but he gave her one last chance to change her mind. All he wanted was for her to say “BIG LOVE”. Instead Asuka gave Sasaki the middle finger and shouted “Fuck you!” Sasaki put Asuka in the Crossover Facelock to make her tapout. BIG LOVE is dead. Now Sasaki is reborn with feelings stronger than hatred. He swears he will kill everyone!

The Uchicomi! company wanted a new spokesperson when Ken Ohka turned out to be a failure for them. Ohka won the match to become the first ever Uchikomi! Openweight Ultimate Champion so they are back to square one. However the Uchikomi! director Michiaki Nakano was impressed by Ohka’s performance in the match and is willing to give Ohka another chance. In the Battle Royal portion of the match, Alex Ace’s size allowed him to dominate the ring and eliminate several wrestlers by Ring Out. It was only miscommunication from Antonio Honda that led to them getting eliminated. Super Sasadango Machine was also able to win a Right To Challenge Gauntlet from Kouki Iwasaki when Rekka accidentally struck his partner, costing them the match.

The ALL OUT boys are busy preparing for their match against the Sendai Girls on Tuesday. To help them figure out what wrestling against joshi is like, they sent their cousins Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Carousel❤Shun to wrestle in their place against another “joshi” team of Francoise☆Takagi, Margaret★Owashi & Kazuko Hirata. Actually Keiko Jr. might be Konosuke Takeshita’s aunt rather than cousin judging by her appearance and behaviour. Takeshita Jr. hulked up and ripped off her clothes before pinning Takagi with the Leg Drop. They won’t be around on Tuesday to see their relatives defend the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

Sammy Guevara won his Right To Challenge Gauntlet from Yukio Sakaguchi in the opener. Mizuki Watase, Jason Kincaid & Facade all hit Coast To Coast Dropkicks on Sakaguchi but Guevara’s pin was stopped by Sakaguchi’s teammates. Sakaguchi applied a Sleeper Hold but Guevara slipped out of it and hit a Running Knee to the back of Sakaguchi’s head for the surprise three count.

Tomomitsu Matsunaga grabbed Yuki Ueno’s tights during the Samson Clutch to beat him.

Former Tokyo Joshi Pro wrestler Nonoko has been appointed as the food producer for Beer Garden week. She promises to stimulate all five senses of the customers with her menu.

Kota Umeda will be out of action for the rest of the month because of his left knee injury.

The 2018 Dramatic General Election will begin on 4th September and end on 28th October. The 28/10 Korakuen Hall show will be a “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” special!


DDT “TOYOCHO GOLD’S GYM SUPER CENTER GRAND OPENING MEMORIAL MAT PRO WRESTLING” Results

July 16, 2018

DDT “TOYOCHO GOLD’S GYM SUPER CENTER GRAND OPENING MEMORIAL MAT PRO WRESTLING ~MUSCLE IS A LIFETIME CLOTHING~”, 17/07/2018
Tokyo Toyocho Gold’s Gym Super Center 4th Floor

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & HARASHIMA defeated Danshoku Dieno & Kazusada Higuchi, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie and Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when HARASHIMA pinned Matsunaga with the Somato from a trampoline (38:30).

To celebrate the opening of a new Gold’s Gym branch in Toyocho, DDT came along to hold a pro wrestling match inside it. Mad Paulie got in the mood by having the Gold’s Gym logo painted on the back of his head. The match began inside the gymnasium where a mat was supplied for the wrestlers to grapple on. Obviously the wrestling didn’t stay there.

Sanshiro Takagi found a bunch of basketballs and encouraged everyone to turn the match into a game of dodgeball. The children in the crowd joined in by throwing the balls at Danshoku Dieno. Over at the trampoline Tetsuya Endo used it to do a 450 Splash onto Dieno as he laid on the crash pad.

Akito found a kicking pad and used it to guard himself from HARASHIMA’s kicks. Paulie, Kazusada Higuchi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga approached each other in the centre of the floor and had a sumo contest using the Gold’s Gym logo as the ring. Takagi was inspired by a hula hoop to move the match over to the fitness room.

The people already exercising in the room did not expect to see a wrestling match suddenly appear. Matsunaga and Dieno used a squat machine to put Endo in the Danshoku Nightmare. Higuchi and Mad Paulie went for a jog on the running machines.

The wrestlers were surprised to discover that Masaya Takahashi fro Big Japan was there working out. He got involved in the match by Double Chopping Endo while Akito held Endo back.

The match went up to the rooftop where the tennis and futsal courts can be found. Everybody decided to put the match on hold so they could play a game of football instead. After a long 5 minute game that was decided on a penalty shootout, Takagi decided he had enough and went back to fighting. Somehow he attacked his partner HARASHIMA by mistake, probably because they were on opposite teams for football.

Everybody moved back down to the gymnasium to finish off the match by the mat. However Higuchi and Endo fought their way up to the balcony. Higuchi tried to throw Endo over the edge to the crash mat below. Endo held on for dear life but eventually he fell onto the pad.

Higuchi came back down and lifted a wooden platform onto his shoulders to hit his opponents with. Dieno jumped onto a vault block and laid into the Hell Gate position. Both Takagi and Akito were knocked onto the springboard and they bounced into Dieno’s backside. The same happened to HARASHIMA but he hit the Somato on Dieno!

Takagi dragged Matsunaga back to the mat and he gave him the Stunner. HARASHIMA then ran around the gymnasium to build up speed. He charged towards a trampoline and jumped off it to hit a high Somato on Matsunaga for the three count.

Takagi celebrated the win by shooting a basketball into the hoop and bragging about being in his junior high school’s basketball club. He missed the throw. Takagi then went in search of the gym’s manager to find out if the wrestlers got in trouble for today’s match. The manager told him it was ok and he was happy that all of the different rooms got to be involved.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #11” Results

July 10, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #11”, 10/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
220 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Danshoku Dieno defeated Rekka with the Danshoku Driver onto some Beer Cans (4:31).
0. NO TV Match: Akito defeated Yuki Ueno with a Reverse Figure 4 Leg Lock (5:44).
1. Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda defeated Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki when Okuda submitted Iwasaki with the Sleeper Hold (7:45).
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Asuka defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi when Asuka pinned Oishi with the Moonsault (6:49).
3. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie, Sammy Guevara & Facade defeated Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie and Keisuke Ishii, MAO & Daiki Shimomura when Guevara pinned Shimomura with the 630 Splash (8:43).
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal Survival Triathlon Rules: Konosuke Takeshita defeated KUDO (c), Toru Owashi, Masahiro Takanashi, Saki Akai, Nobuhiro Shimatani and Saori Anou (10:00).
4a. Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated KUDO (c) with a School Boy (1:28).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,322nd champion.
4b. Saori Anou defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with the Fisherman Suplex (4:46).
*Saori Anou becomes the 1,323rd champion.
4c. Saki Akai defeated Saori Anou (c) with a Diving Cross Body (7:55).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,324th champion.
4d. Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Saki Akai (c) with an Inside Cradle (8:01).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,325th champion.
4e. Konosuke Takeshita defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster onto the Iron Man Title (9:08).
*Konosuke Takeshita becomes the 1,326th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Akari Suda defeated Konosuke Takeshita (c) by Referee Stoppage with an Octopus Hold (9:07 pm).
*Akari Suda becomes the 1,327th champion.
5. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 4th Match: Dick Togo defeated Kota Umeda with the Modified Cross Facelock (11:12).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Blindfolded Hidden Breasts Death Match: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Antonio Honda when he stripped off Honda’s bra (13:42).
*V3 for HARASHIMA.

Maybe it was skill or maybe it was blind luck but HARASHIMA defeated Antonio Honda in the Blindfold & Bra Match. At one point Honda rolled out of the ring and HARASHIMA tried to chase after him. Honda pulled the shirts off of Yuki Iino and Nobuhiro Shimatani when they stood too close to him. They were both wearing bras underneath even though it wasn’t mandatory for them to do so. Back in the ring Honda applied an Octopus Hold to HARASHIMA and succeeded in unhooking his bra. HARASHIMA defended himself well so Honda rolled him into a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch. That was a grave mistake because the positioning allowed HARASHIMA to unhook Honda’s bra and strip it right off him by kicking out of the hold, resulting in a victory for HARASHIMA! After the match he said he hasn’t decided on the next challenger for the DDT Extreme Title. For now his focus is on winning the KO-D Openweight Title from Shigehiro Irie on 22nd July!

Another good effort from Kota Umeda that just wasn’t enough in his latest match of the Mad Dog Trials. Dick Togo’s ring awareness allowed him to trap Umeda in the Cross Facelock several times. The one that made Umeda finally tap out was transitioned into a modified version of the move that looks similar to the Dick Killer. Togo thinks Umeda can still grow into becoming the so called “Mad Dog” that he claims to be but for now he is still in the stage where he should be establishing a style for himself. His advice to Umeda is to wrestle more and more because pro wrestling is more than a career, it’s an experience.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title was up for grabs in a 10 minute long Battle Royal. The champion KUDO had Masahiro Takanashi fighting by his side against the rest of the field but the chaos was too much to handle. Nobuhiro Shimatani found his moment to strike and he pinned KUDO with a School Boy to win the title. Everyone ganged up on him until Saori Anou found her spot to win the belt with a Fisherman Suplex. KUDO had a change of heart and decided to protect Anou by fending off those who attacked her including including his friends Takanashi and Saki Akai. Anou didn’t appreciate KUDO’s aid and she kicked him out of the ring. She got into a back and forth with Akai until Akai pinned her with a Diving Cross Body. Shimatani got the title back with a Small Package with two minutes left to go. Konosuke Takeshita made his presence felt by giving Shimatani a Brainbuster onto the title belt. Takeshita got the pin and stayed as champion for the final minute of the match.

The Battle Royal was over but there were still people who wanted the Iron Man Title. Yuki Iino tried to pin Takeshita with a School Boy outside the ring but he kicked out. Danshoku Dieno then ran out and gave Takeshita the Lip Lock in the ring. He went for the pin but Sanshiro Takagi suddenly broke it up by throwing a chair at Dieno! Takagi invited this week’s special guest Akari Suda from SKE48 down to the ring so she can become the champion! Yukinori Matsui was against the idea but immediately changed his mind when Suda shook his hand. Takagi gave Takeshita a Stunner then Suda locked him into the Ocotpus Hold, the dreaded finishing move of World Idol Pro Wrestling star Octopus Suda! Takeshita clearly did not give up but Matsui ruled he was knocked out and rewarded the Iron Man Title to Suda! Takagi warned Suda that she may be attacked by people who want the championship at any time. Suda asked Takagi if he can protect her if that is the case.

The 3 Way Trios match wasn’t held under Hardcore rules but MAO still used a plastic toy hammer on some of his opponents during the match. Sammy Guevara and Facade ran circles around the rest of the participants and floored them all with dives out of the ring. Guevara then finished off Daiki Shimomura with the 630 Splash to give Irie-gun the victory. Tetsuya Endo wants MAO to know that their KO-D Tag Team Titles match on 22nd July won’t be a Hardcore match so he better leave the weapons at home. Mad Paulie stole some pictures of Facade from the merch stand. Endo scolded Paulie until he found a picture of Saori Anou among them.

The BIG LOVE between Daisuke Sasaki and Asuka is strong for the most part. Well there was that moment when Sasaki accidentally hit Asuka with a Clothesline but that honestly was an accident. Asuka recovered and countered Makoto Oishi’s Miracle Ecstasy into a Choke Slam of her own. She then pinned Oishi with the Moonsault. Sasaki begged Asuka to forgive him after the match. What he did was the biggest tragedy of this century and he promised to never do it again. Asuka said “BIG LOVE!” to Sasaki and they hugged. When asked about their upcoming singles match against each other at Korakuen Hall, Sasaki told everyone to look forward to it because they will show love to each other in the ring.

With the future of DNA up in the air, the Naomi Kingdom are looking to the future and it involves finishing off their rivals on the final show. Keisuke Okuda doesn’t care where they end up because he isn’t afraid of anything. If all of the juniors below him have fear then they should stop wrestling. Naomi Yoshimura wants to take down Yuki Ueno once and for all before DNA is done. After that he will be free to do what he wants whether it is in DDT, DNA or anywhere else in the company.

Akito’s submission skills got him out of a jam. He reversed a Figure 4 Leg Lock from Yuki Ueno to grab the victory.

Danshoku Dieno didn’t let his one show suspension from the main Maji Manji card let him down. He came out for his dark match with cans of beer ready to get the crowd fired up! He was also drinking to promote the Beer Garden shows taking place in August. He invited Rekka to join in the fun and they both wrestled while drinking. It got a bit out of control when they spat beer with each other and used the beer cans as weapons.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM DEBASAKI~” Results

July 1, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM DEBASAKI~”, 01/07/2018
Nagoya City Rokushima Sports Center
271 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Takatimo Dragon, Washitimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon (w/ Robitimo Dragon) defeated Antonio Honda, Kouki Iwasaki & Saki Akai by Disqualification when Honda unmasked Hiratimo (10:29).
2. KUDO & Keisuke Ishii defeated Yuki Ueno & Yuki Iino when KUDO pinned Iino with the Backspin Kick (8:36).
3. Soma Takao defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Gin And Tonic (9:59).
4. 3 Way Match: Sammy Guevara defeated Konosuke Takeshita and Daiki Shimomura when Guevara pinned Shimomura with a Thrust Kick (8:29).
5. Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi when Katsumata pinned Oishi with the ¡Hasta la vista! (10:59).
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Kota Umeda & MAO when Endo pinned MAO with the Tetsuya In The Sky (17:08).
7. Nagoya Specialty! Doerya Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase when HARASHIMA pinned Watase with the Somato (14:06).

HARASHIMA told the crowd he was glad to be back in Nagoya for the first time in five months. He promised when DDT returns to Nagoya later in the year he will be carrying loads of championship belts for them! He is certain he will beat Shigehiro Irie for the KO-D Openweight Title.

DAMNATION were in a bit of peril when Kazusada Higuchi found a devastating way to block Tetsuya Endo from Moonsaulting off of Mad Paulie’s back. Higuchi grabbed Endo by the throat and Choke Slammed him on top of Paulie! However Endo recovered and caught MAO with the Tetsuya In The Sky to get the win. Endo thinks MAO doesn’t deserve to challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles since he pinned him today. MAO says today he lost to DAMNATION but that doesn’t mean he lost to Endo & Paulie. The champions won’t be able to beat MAO & Mike Bailey when the titles are on the line!

Shunma Katsumata purposefully sacrificed Akito to Danshoku Dieno’s whims so he could finish off Makoto Oishi. He didn’t anticipate Dieno sneaking up on him from behind after the match though. Dieno gave him the Lip Lock and chased him out of the ring. Akito had the last laugh.

A big Thrust Kick from Sammy Guevara caught Daiki Shimomura in midair to end the 3 Way Match with Konosuke Takeshita.

Since Nagoya is the birthplace of the Timo Timo Timo Dragons, they decided to surprise everyone by bringing out the latest member of the unit. Robitimo Dragon looks a lot like Ultraman Robin wearing an Ultimo Dragon mask. He helped out the team by interfering in the match. All of the Dragons including Robitimo were accidentally unmasked during a multi-man Suplex spot.