King Of DDT 2020

June 29, 2020

This year’s edition of the King Of DDT is going to be a bit of a sprint. 28 wrestlers will enter the single elimination tournament and the first three rounds will take place in three back-to-back days at Kanda Myojin Hall. The final rounds take place in Korakuen Hall. This time the reigning KO-D Openweight Champion (currently Tetsuya Endo, could switch to Yuki Ueno) will be entering the tournament! The prize is 1,000,000 yen from the sponsor BLACK OUT energy drink.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 1ST ROUND”, 08/08/2020
Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall

1. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1A: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yuki Ueno
2. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1B: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda
3. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1C: Kazuki Hirata Vs T-Hawk
4. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1D: Chris Brookes Vs Makoto Oishi
5. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1E: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
6. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1F: Yuki Iino Vs Shinya Aoki
7. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1G: Seigo Tachibana Vs Makoto Oishi
8. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1H: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito
9. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1I: Shunma Katsumata & Yukio Sakaguchi
10. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1J: Minoru Tanaka Vs Soma Takao
11. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1K: Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA
12. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1L: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mizuki Watase
13. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1M: El Lindaman Vs Yukio Naya
14. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 1N: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Naomi Yoshimura

The tournament newcomers this year are Shinya Aoki, El Lindaman, Chris Brookes, Seigo Tachibana, Minoru Tanaka, T-Hawk and Yukio Naya.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 2ND ROUND”, 09/08/2020
Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall

1. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2A: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
2. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2B: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
3. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2C: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F
4. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2D: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H
5. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2E: Winner Of Match 1I Vs Winner Of Match 1J
6. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2F: Winner Of Match 1K Vs Winner Of Match 1L
7. King Of DDT 2020 – Round 2G: Winner Of Match 1M Vs Winner Of Match 1N
8. Loser Revival Battle Royal “Dramatic Chance”: X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X

All of the losers from the 1st Round will be thrown into the Dramatic Chance Battle Royal to re-enter the tournament.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 3RD ROUND”, 10/08/2020
Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall

1. King Of DDT 2020 – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2A Vs Winner Of Match 2B
2. King Of DDT 2020 – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2C Vs Winner Of Match 2D
3. King Of DDT 2020 – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2E Vs Loser Revival Battle Royal “Dramatic Chance”
4. King Of DDT 2020 – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2F Vs Winner Of Match 2G

The winner of the Dramatic Chance Battle Royal will take the empty spot in Round 2.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 FINAL!!”, 23/08/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2020 – Semi-Final: X Vs X
2. King Of DDT 2020 – Semi-Final: X Vs X
3. King Of DDT 2020 – Final: X Vs X

The brackets end at the semi-finals. The semi-final matches will be paired off by a lottery before the show.


Video – DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8” Digest Highlights

June 29, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8”, 27/06/2020
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155 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura
2. Danshoku Dieno & Akito Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. The Evil Wrestler Seigo Tachibana’s Road To The Top: HARASHIMA Vs Seigo Tachibana
4. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Yamato & Yukio Naya
5. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Chris Brookes


DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8” Results

June 27, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8”, 27/06/2020
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1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura when Takao pinned Nakamura with the Diving Foot Stomp (6:15).
2. Danshoku Dieno & Akito defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Dieno pinned Hirata with the Danshoku Driver (9:28).
3. The Evil Villainous Wrestler Seigo Tachibana’s Road To The Top: HARASHIMA defeated Seigo Tachibana with the Somato (8:09).
4. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Yamato & Yukio Naya when Sakaguchi pinned Naya with the God’s Right Knee (7:21).
5. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT!: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani when Iino pinned Okatani with the Spear (11:53).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) defeated Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Ueno pinned Endo with the WR (18:46).
*V5 for Nautilus.
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Chris Brookes defeated Daisuke Sasaki (c) with the Bacchus (24:04).
*Daisuke Sasaki fails in V4. Chris Brookes becomes the 3rd DDT UNIVERSAL Champion!

Even though Masahiro Takanashi was not in the main event, he was there in spirit to direct how Daisuke Sasaki versus Chris Brookes went. Sasaki purposely set up situations to get rid of referees. One was pushing Brookes into Yukinori Matsui and another was using Daisuke Kiso to shield himself from a Cutter. With no officials around, Sasaki took hit Brookes across the head with a crutch (was it Takanashi’s?) and used the Sasatonic in a mean callback to Takanashi’s finisher. Matsui recovered and counted the pin but Brookes kicked out. Brookes got a measure of revenge by putting Sasaki through a table at ringside with the Praying Mantis Bomb. Sasaki countered another Praying Mantis Bomb by using Soma Takao’s Gin And Tonic for a nearfall. Being tall allowed Brookes to block La Mistica Crossface Lock and use Takanashi’s Bacchus cradle to win the match and regain the DDT UNIVERSAL Title!

A defeated Sasaki tried to convince Brookes that he changed his tune after the match. He wanted to hand the belt over to him but it was a trick to set up a Low Blow. Brookes saw it coming though and he closed his legs together to clamp Sasaki’s arm in place. Brookes then hit Sasaki with the belt and gave him the Praying Mantis Bomb to end their feud. Hisaya Imabayashi then told Brookes who his first challenger will be. It’s Maku Donaruto! Brookes and Donaruto were supposed to have a match months ago but twice COVID-19 cancelled the shows they were on. Donaruto came out and Brookes immediately fled the ring. He refused to accept the challenge but Imabayashi ignored him. The title match will happen on 3rd July. While Donaruto “celebrated” with Imabayashi, Brookes got a microphone near the entrance and spoke to the crowd. When he lost the title, that was when the world started to get messed up. But now he has the belt back hopefully that means the world can start to improve.

What a time to be Yuki Ueno. In the month he’s been back in the ring he has become a constant thorn in Tetsuya Endo’s side. Today’s KO-D Tag Team Titles match was a way for Endo to push Ueno aside for good but instead Ueno beat him clean! Not even a boosted underdog performance from Nobuhiro Shimatani could stop this from happening. Endo set Ueno up for a Canadian Destroyer when Naomi Yoshimura broke it with a Lariat. Nautilus hit the Osaka Strad but Ueno kicked out of the pin. Ueno then did the Frog Splash but rather than go for a pin, he instead did the WR and that is what ended the match with the champions retaining. After the match Ueno brought up his failed Right To Challenge cash in. Endo beat him back then and that was how DAMNATION got the Tag Titles shot. Now the opposite is happening. Ueno beat Endo so that means he should get a KO-D Openweight Title match! Endo was given a microphone but he refused to answer. Imabayashi agreed to book the title match at Korakuen Hall on 23rd July. Endo accepted and told Ueno he will embarrass him.

Jun Akiyama now belongs to DDT for the rest of the year. To mark this change in his career, his old entrance song “SHADOW EXPLOSION” was used instead of “STERNNESS”. For now his focus is leading Akiyama-gun to battle against ALL OUT. He started the match facing Konosuke Takeshita although Hideki Okatani also wanted to be in that position. The match broke down with Makoto Oishi giving Takeshita a Swirling Complete Shot, Shunma Katsumata stunning Oishi with a Thrust Kick and then Oishi firing back with a Running Forearm. Okatani and Yuki Iino were tagged in and Iino hit two Spears for the win. In the post-match interview, Iino regrets not hurting Akiyama more than he did in the match. Over on the other team, Akiyama admits whatever the hell DDT is, that’s what Takeshita represents. It’s up to Takeshita to figure out what he wants his DDT to be. When he does figure it out, that is when he will become a great wrestler. That’s what Kota Ibushi did to become a major star. Akiyama thinks Takeshita has the same potential but he has to find himself first. Akiyama is in the same boat now he is a DDT wrestler. What the fuck is he doing here? He’s working on finding that out.

The ragtag trio of Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Yamato & Yukio Naya had a special attack ready for Eruption. They formed the Giant Gongitusune with Honda sitting atop of Naya’s shoulders and Yamato leading the charge across the ring. Yukio Sakaguchi dodged it so the Giant Gongitsune crashed into the corner. Kazusada Higuchi carried Honda away on his shoulders, Saki Akai dove onto Naya with a Cross Body and Sakaguchi pinned him with the God’s Right Knee. Honda challenged Eruption to a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match anyway. His first partner came out. It’s Riho! She said she was supposed to come out when Honda won the match but that never happened. Riho then introduced the other partner, the man who helped make her what she is today. It’s HARASHIMA! Akai said Eruption would take on anyone’s challenge and they are staying true to their word. Higuchi & Sakaguchi both nodded to that. The match will happen on 23rd July.

Seigo Tachibana is now added to the rare list of wrestlers who brought out HARASHIMA’s angry side. His evil antics irritated HARASHIMA to the point where Matsui had to hold him back at certain points. HARASHIMA won with the Somato but called Danshoku Dieno out to answer why he wants Tachibana in DDT. He’s not saying Tachibana is a bad wrestler but he has no manners. Tachibana’s defence is he grew up this way so he can’t help it. Dieno came up with a solution. Tachibana needs to learn how to behave and if there is anyone that can teach him that it’s Yukio Sakaguchi! Tachibana Vs Sakaguchi will happen in Itabashi on 12th July.

A harsh lesson was learned by Kazuki Hirata recently. He is not as strong as he thought he was. So for today’s match he wanted to study Toru Owashi, Dieno and Akito so he could improve. He got excited by learning new things during the match but it got in the way of you know, actually trying to win. When Akito put Owashi in a Figure 4 Leg Lock, Hirata cared more about filming the move on his phone than rescuing his tag partner. He was most impressed by the knockout power of Dieno’s Lip Lock. Dieno gave him the move then beat him with the Danshoku Driver.

Keigo Nakamura’s eagerness may have cost his team a victory. He and Mizuki Watase were holding their own against Soma Takao & Mad Paulie. It got to a point where Watase felt there was a chance to beat Takao there and then. That was when Nakamura convinced him to tag out so he could do his stuff instead. Takao took control, did a Dropkick & Flapjack combo with Paulie and later pinned Nakamura with the Diving Foot Stomp.

The DDT TV SHOW finale began with a press conference confirming Jun Akiyama’s temporary transfer to DDT from All Japan. Akiyama was joined by Sanshiro Takagi and AJPW President Tsuyoki Fukuda. Akiyama’s DDT tenure officially begins on 1st July.

KING OF DDT 2020 was announced after intermission. The tournament will take place in August.


Video – “DDT TV SHOW! #7” Digest Highlights

June 22, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #7”, 20/06/2020
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127 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Admission Battle Royal: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Shinya Aoki Vs Antonio Honda Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
3. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
4. Yuki Ueno Vs Mad Paulie
5. Jun Akiyama Vs Makoto Oishi
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai


DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #7” Results

June 20, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #7”, 20/06/2020
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1. Hideki Okatani defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Double Arm Suplex (6:59).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Admission Battle Royal: Antonio Honda defeated Danshoku Dieno (c), Shinya Aoki, Shunma Katsumata, MAO, Mizuki Watase and Yukio Naya (8:01).
2a. Shinya Aoki eliminated Yukio Naya with a Triangle Choke (6:54).
2b. Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Mizuki Watase eliminated Aoki by Pinfall (6:59).
2c. MAO & Shunma Katsumata eliminated Danshoku Dieno (c) & Mizuki Watase by Ring Out (7:47).
2d. MAO and Shunma Katsumata eliminated each other by Double Ring Out (8:01).
*Antonio Honda becomes the 1,482nd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno defeated Antonio Honda (c) with a School Boy (7:32 pm).
*Danshoku Dieno becomes the 1,483rd champion.
3. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata when Iino pinned Hirata with the Spear (10:57).
4. Yuki Ueno defeated Mad Paulie by Disqualification when Nobuhiro Shimatani interfered (9:05).
5. Jun Akiyama defeated Makoto Oishi with the Exploder Suplex (10:20).
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes when Sasaki submitted Brookes with La Mistica Cross Facelock (10:36).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) when Higuchi pinned Lindaman with the Goten (18:16).
*#DAMNHEARTS fail in V3. Eruption becomes the 41st KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

Not feeling so big now are you, El Lindaman? He played his tricks to get the upper hand on Saki Akai like tagging in T-Hawk then ambushing Akai when her attention was turned. #DAMNHEARTS ran into a wall when Kazusada Higuchi tagged in. Lindaman tried to tackle him to the mat but failed over and over even with Tetsuya Endo encouraging him. The champions returned to targeting Akai but she broke free by reversing a Brainbuster on T-Hawk. Higuchi and Endo both tagged in for a fresh restart in the ring. The match heated up from there. Eruption took control and isolated Lindaman from his team. Akai tried to use the Quetzalcoatl on Lindaman but he had a counter for it which gave enough space for his partners to run in. But Eruption were there to cut them off. Lindaman placed Akai in position for the Tiger Suplex but she was able to stretch out her leg and tag in Higuchi. He ran in and threw Lariats at all of #DAMNHEARTS. He then got rid of Endo & T-Hawk with a Double Choke Slam. Lindaman was left on his own to take the God’s Right Knee from Yukio Sakaguchi, the Quetzalcoatl from Akai and finally the Goten from Higuchi. In their first attempt, Eruption have become the new KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

Eruption celebrated their title win when Hisaya Imabayashi informed them about their first defence. It will be at Korakuen Hall on 23rd July against a team to be determined. He also told Akai who her final opponent in the Okibariyasu series will be. It’s Meiko Satomura! Akai Vs Satomura will be the main event on 3rd July. Sakaguchi joked that it may turn out to be Sakura Hirota dressed as Satomura. He and Higuchi were strong today but it was Akai’s hard work that pushed them over the line. Akai said the match was painful but she does not feel hurt. She is now a champion and she will beat Satomura no matter what!

The first time combination of HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes had a tough time against DAMNATION. From the beginning Brookes was jumped by Daisuke Sasaki. To make things worse, Sasaki & Soma Takao did their own fancy tag moves to Brookes. He almost had Sasaki beaten with a Tombstone Piledriver but Takao blocked the ref from counting to three. Sasaki brought in the DDT UNIVERSAL Title belt but it was a feint to distract the ref while he kicked Brookes low and hit him with the DAMNATION signboard. Brookes had no choice but to tap to the Cross Facelock. After the match Sasaki bragged about how he’ll win when he and Brookes fight for the UNIVERSAL Title on the 27th. Brookes grabbed the signboard and broke it over Sasaki’s head for a little bit of revenge.

Makoto Oishi got his wish to experience the Royal Road with Jun Akiyama. Something to be noted is that Mizuki Watase was in Akiyama’s corner. Oishi’s big chance to win was when he trapped Akiyama in the Knee Lock. Akiyama reached the ropes then went for the Running Knee Strikes when he got back to his feet. Oishi kicked out and surprised his opponent with a Modified Calf Killer. Akiyama again reached the ropes and hit another Jumping Knee Strike for a nearfall. The Exploder Suplex ended the match.

After the match Akiyama and Oishi were going to shake hands when ALL OUT entered the ring. Konosuke Takeshita told Akiyama that the Royal Road style is fine but he would rather learn Akiyama’s personal style of pro wrestling instead. Akiyama isn’t getting the full DDT experience by wrestling Oishi. He can get it from wrestling Takeshita too. Akiyama accepted the challenge and told ALL OUT he even has his own team of Watase and Oishi with him. Suddenly Hideki Okatani shouted for attention. He wants to be on the team too. Akiyama refused, saying his team can do it with only three wrestlers. Okatani told Akiyama that he has the momentum that can help the team beat ALL OUT. Takeshita warned the rookie not to buy into his hype just because he won his first match today (more on that below). However he wants Okatani to be on Akiyama’s team. It’s not just a fight between Takeshita and Akiyama now. It’s also a fight between Takeshita and Okatani!

Yuki Ueno was moments away from beating Mad Paulie clean when Nobuhiro Shimatani caused the match to be thrown out. Ueno was climbing the turnbuckles when Shimatani threw a chair at him and then hit the referee in his excitement. Shimatani also gave Ueno the Fisherman Buster for extra measure. Shimatani got on the microphone and complained to Imabayashi about not being booked despite having a KO-D Tag Team Titles shot to prepare for. He’s supposed to be a DDT regular again, God damn it! Shimatani blamed Ueno for this and said the attack was a warning for the 27th June title match.

Today was Kazuki Hirata’s first appearance on DDT TV SHOW. He warned ALL OUT that they were facing the strongest combination of DISASTER BOX. The bond of this trio deepened after last week’s loss and that increased Hirata’s skill to a high level. Yuki Iino pushed Hirata away and Takeshita scared him off the ring apron, causing Toru Owashi to walk away and Naomi Yoshimura to start the match instead. Hirata got back in and trapped Takeshita & Akito in Paradise Locks. He then put Owashi & Yoshimura in Paradise Locks. The Hirata GO! glasses were worn and Hirata danced until Iino ran the ropes and Speared him into oblivion.

There was a slight change in the rules for the Rumble match. The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title would only be given to the winner of the match. So even though the champion Danshoku Dieno was eliminated midway through by MAO and Shunma Katsumata, it did not count as a title change. What did count was when MAO and Katsumata eliminated themselves by diving onto everyone outside the ring, leaving Antonio Honda as the winner and new champion by default. Dieno then snuck into the ring and pinned Honda to win back the title.

Okatani’s first win came by beating Keigo Nakamura in the opener. Even though both are rookies the result is still an upset because Nakamura is Okatani’s senior. Okatani hit a Running Neckbreaker and a Northern Lights Suplex for a nearfall, then used a Double Arm Suplex for the win.

It was announced that the annual Beer Garden series will be held this year under a reduced schedule. The “Beer Garden-Like” shows will be held from 30th July to 1st August.


Video – #DAMNHEARTS Vs Eruption!

June 15, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #6”, 13/06/2020
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#DAMNHEARTS Vs Eruption!: Mad Paulie, El Lindaman & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai


DDT “WITH DRAMATIC DREAM TEAM” Results

June 14, 2020

DDT “WITH DRAMATIC DREAM TEAM”, 14/06/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
82 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda defeated Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura when Dieno pinned Nakamura with the Danshoku Driver (11:14).
2. Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino defeated MAO & Mizuki Watase when Katsumata pinned Watase with the ¡Hasta la vista! (12:35).
3. Itabashi Two Big Singles Match I: Akito defeated Makoto Oishi with the Goliath Birdeater (7:56).
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Yukio Naya & Hideki Okatani when Sakaguchi submitted Okatani with a Triangle Choke (9:56).
5. Itabashi Two Big Singles Match II: Chris Brookes defeated Mad Paulie with a School Boy (10:28).
6. DISASTER BOX Same Gate Confrontation!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Kazuki Hirata when HARASHIMA pinned Hirata with a Front High Kick (0:12).
6a. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura defeated HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata when Yoshimura pinned Hirata with a Guillotine Drop (11:40).
7. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Ueno ended in a Time Limit Draw (30:00).

DDT’s return to audiences offered a look at some of the top wrestlers in the company facing off for 30 minutes. The dying moments of the match saw Tetsuya Endo and Yuki Ueno scrapping for the victory. Konosuke Takeshita & Kazusada Higuchi both wiped out Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao with Planchas. Endo blocked Ueno’s BME with his knees but suffered the same result when Ueno blocked his Shooting Star Press the same way. Ueno then hit his new WR finisher but was too tired to make the pin. Time ran out and the trios match was ruled a draw.

Ueno warned Endo that he is stronger than he was on the DDT TV SHOW yesterday and he will be stronger again for the KO-D Tag Team Titles defence on 27th June. Then Higuchi stepped in to tell Endo he is also hunting him down for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles next week. Takeshita tried to lighten the mood by saying how hard it was to stay motivated wrestling without fans. Today was finally the day the fans came back. Sasaki said nobody wanted to hear from the B-Class wrestlers, they want to listen to the champ! Endo got to speak and he told his rivals he will give them a hard time. He gives Ueno and Higuchi credit but neither of them have a chance of taking the KO-D Openweight Title from him. He even told Higuchi that in the end, he is just a man beneath Yukio Sakaguchi. Endo had nothing to say to Takeshita.

Kazuki Hirata has spent his time away from the ring the last three months training like mad. He wanted to show off his new overwhelming strength by challenging three of his DISASTER BOX mates to a Handicap Match so he can take over the unit as leader! HARASHIMA pinned him in 12 seconds. Hirata backed down and admitted 3 Vs 1 is a cowardly scenario. He convinced HARASHIMA to team with him for a match against Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura. Hirata left his Hirata GO! glasses backstage so he told HARASHIMA to go get a spare. He came back with a medical mask instead. Hirata eventually got his glasses but his hot run got cut off with a Lariat from Yoshimura followed by the Somato from HARASHIMA. Yoshimura then got the pin with a Guillotine Leg Drop.

Chris Brookes avoided some cheating from DAMNATION to beat Mad Paulie. During the match Sasaki ran into the ring wearing a Paulie mask in an attempt to attack Brookes with the signboard. Brookes ducked and Paulie got hit instead. Brookes rolled Paulie up with a School Boy to get away with the win.

Akito used a Grapevine Leglock to submit Makoto Oishi. He calls the move the Goliath Birdeater.

Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda used a Doomsday Gongitsune en route to win the opening match.


Video – DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1” Digest Highlights

June 8, 2020

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1”, 06/06/2020
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1. Singles Match Between Wrestlers Who Want To Participate In DDT Regularly: Seigo Tachibana Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Saori Anou
3. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
4. Niigata Joshi Pro Wrestling (#njpw) Pre-Flag Battle In Sakai Seiki Co., Ltd.: Pokotan Vs Yukako Mito
5. Akito & Yuki Iino Vs Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase
6. DDT Vs Kongo All Out Battle!: Sanshiro Takagi, Kazusada Higuchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kenoh, Masa Kitamiya & Hao
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – Hardcore 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Isami Kodaka Vs Shunma Katsumata
8. TOKYO 2020 LAST MAN STANDING: Yoshihiko Vs Konosuke Takeshita


DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1” Results

June 6, 2020

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1”, 06/06/2020
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1. Singles Match Between Wrestlers Who Want To Participate In DDT Regularly: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Seigo Tachibana with the Counter Strike (5:40).
2. Hiroshi Yamato & Saori Anou defeated Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE when Anou pinned HARUKAZE with the German Suplex (8:57).
3. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani when Takao pinned Oktani with the Diving Foot Stomp (10:22).
4. Niigata Joshi Pro Wrestling (#njpw) Pre-Flag Battle In Sakai Seiki Co., Ltd.: Yukako Mito defeated Pokotan with the Beautiful Cross Body (4:18).
5. Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase when Iino pinned Watase the the Spear (?:??).
6. DDT Vs Kongo All Out Battle!: Kenoh, Masa Kitamiya & Hao defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Kazusada Higuchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Hao pinned Matsunaga with a Tornado Clutch (19:19).
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – Hardcore 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Isami Kodaka and Shunma Katsumata when Sasaki pinned Katsumata with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (24:12).
*V3 for Daisuke Sasaki.
8. TOKYO 2020 LAST MAN STANDING: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yoshihiko with an Explosion (15:04).

Day 1 of “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” was headlined with the grudge match between Konosuke Takeshita and Yoshihiko. But rather than take place inside the DDT TV SHOW Studio, Yoshihiko sent his enemy directions to a location where he wanted the Last Man Standing match to happen. It was by a graveyard at night. Takeshita was creeped out by his surroundings and was ambushed from behind by the doll. They fought on the ground and Yoshihiko kept its cool after it was given a German Suplex. It chased down Takeshita, applied a Figure 4 Leg Lock and even taunted Takeshita when he tried to fight out of it. When he finally broke free he went to hide and phoned Yuki Iino for help. But Yoshihiko found him and knocked the phone away right when Iino answered the call. Takeshita escaped into a nearby building yet Yoshihiko was never far away. It stalked him up to the roof but in a surprise, Takeshita pulled off the ambush this time. They had a fist fight on the roof that ended with Takeshita knocking the doll over the edge to the ground below. Takeshita thought he had won until he turned around and saw Yoshihiko reappear with its face covered in blood! It choked Takeshita with a Sleeper Hold but he fought out and grabbed a tank of gasoline. He poured the gas over Yoshihiko’s body but Yoshihiko grabbed the tank and did the same to Takeshita. They fought over a lighter until Yoshihiko struck Takeshita in the face and pulled out his left eyeball! He fought back, reclaimed the eye and pushed it back in. That gave Yoshihiko the opening to do the Canadian Destroyer. It grabbed the lighter and was about to use it when Takeshita knocked him across the roof with a Lariat. He ignited the lighter and threw it over to Yoshihiko, creating a big explosion. When the dust settled, Takeshita was the last man standing. Iino appeared carrying a bunch of baseball bats but Takeshita assured him it was all over. They left feeling like heroes but back on the rooftop the body of Yoshihiko remained. It’s eyes began to shine again…

Tables, ladders, chairs and block toys filled the ring by the time the Hardcore 3 Way Match was over. Daisuke Sasaki came out of it still carrying the DDT UNIVERSAL Title. There were moments where Isami Kodaka and Shunma Katsumata fought each other but they both knew getting Sasaki was the best way to win the title. Katsumata in his Super Hardcore form did everything he could. He gave Sasaki a Pedigree onto chairs. He also did a Moonsault Foot stomp onto Sasaki underneath a pile of the same chairs. But Kodaka was there to break the pin. Katsumata fought off Kodaka with the block toy covered baseball bat. That was when Sasaki took the bat, his Katsumata below the belt with it and pinned him with a Hurricanrana.

After the match Sasaki sat down on a chair while Kodaka climbed the ladder to speak to him. Kodaka admits defeat today but next time he wants a Singles match with Sasaki for the belt. Sasaki said he feels to tired for that so they should do a singles match in 10 years time. Kodaka thinks that is too long so he suggests they have a match in one year’s time so it will be during an Olympics year. Sasaki will think about it. But first he wants to nominate his next challenger. He wants… Masahiro Takanashi?

Kongo’s entry match into DDT was successful but were they satisfied with it? Kenoh led his troops into victory over the DDT team but they had to go through some familiar DDT spots to do it. Sanshiro Takagi smashed plastic cases over Masa Kitamiya’s head and ran over Hao with the Dramatic Dream Cycle. The Kongo members not in the match stopped the bike while Kitamiya fought Kazusada Higuchi in the ring. Tomomitsu Matsunaga ran wild and tried to get the win on Hao but a Tornado Clutch counter gave the result to the outsiders. Kenou confronted Takagi with a microphone after the match but threw it away without saying a word. When Kongo left ringside, Takagi spoke about the different ideologies between DDT and NOAH. They don’t have to fit together. Also Takagi doesn’t see the need to fight Kenou again after today. Kongo can lead NOAH their way and Takagi can lead DDT his way.

Coach Jun Akiyama’s run through the DDT roster moved him up to ALL OUT. With Mizuki Watase as his tag partner they lost to Akito & Yuki Iino. He was confused by Iino’s Haka style antics and underestimated Akito’s grappling skills. Watase took over and caught Iino with the Front Neck Lock. He countered a Spear attempt by jumping over it a Double Stomping Iino on the way down. Unfortunately Iino revved up momentum again and this time hit the Spear for the three count. He walked up to Akiyama after the match and did some Haka poses again.

To celebrate Muscle Sakai’s promotion to president of the Sakai Seiki company, DDT sent Pokotan down to the factory in Niigata to have a match with Super Sasadango Machine. Pokotan was disinfected before handing a letter to Sasadango. It was from Takagi saying the match was now all up to Sasadango to put together. Unfortunately, Sasadango had to turn down the match over fear of exposing his factory to Coronavirus. So instead he invited Pokotan to take a tour of his business. Pokotan was introduced to Yukako Mito and she showed the mascot how to polish plastic molds. Pokotan was left alone to polish the molds for hours until he noticed Mito went missing. He went searching for her and could hear shouting coming from another room. He found a sign on the door that said “Niigata Joshi Pro Wrestling (#njpw)” He opened the door and saw Sasadango was training Mito to wrestle by stomping on boxes! They caught Pokotan spying on their secret plan to launch a new pro wrestling company. It was decided that Pokotan was now Mito’s sparring partner and they would have a match straight away. Mito cartwheeled across the room and hit a Space Rolling Elbow for a nearfall. She then climbed a nearby desk and did her special move, the Beautiful Cross Body to win the match. The video then switched to a message from Sasadango & Mito. They warn DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro to watch out because some day Niigata Joshi Pro will come to Tokyo and crush them! Look forward to #njpw’s official flag raising match soon!

The rookies put up a fight against the DAMNATION tag team. Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani worked well together in two on one situations. That went out the window when Mad Paulie got rid of Nakamura. Okatani tried to fight off Soma Takao on his own but he was put away with the Diving Foot Stomp.

It did not look like Saori Anou was into Hiroshi Yamato’s karaoke but other than that they have to be happy with today’s win over Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE. Anou countered HARUKAZE’s Cross Armbreaker into a German Suplex for the pin.

Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Seigo Tachibana in the battle between wrestlers who want more DDT bookings. Shimatani wore down his opponent with a Fisherman Buster then got the win with the Counter Strike Crucifix. After the match, Hisaya Imabayashi told Tachibana he is now out of second chances. DDT won’t book him again so he should go home. However, Danshoku Dieno then walked out and helped Tachibana walk back to the locker room. He told Tachibana backstage that he wants to help him build up a track record good enough to be accepted by DDT.


Video – “DDT TV SHOW! #3” Digest Highlights

May 18, 2020

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1. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Honda
3. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura
4. Hardcore Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs Yoshihiko
5. Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Jun Akiyama & Keisuke Ishii
6. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 6th Match: Saki Akai Vs Saori Anou
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
-. Emergency Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Tetsuya Endo