DDT “HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES 2018” Results

July 8, 2018

DDT “HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES 2018”, 07/07/2018
Tokyo Big Sight
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1. Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Kazusada Higuchi defeated HARASHIMA & Keisuke Ishii and Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi when Higuchi pinned Oishi with the Avalanche Argentine Backbreaker from the Stage through a Table (25:38).

For the 5th year in a row DDT travelled over to the HandMade In Japan Fes to make a mess with their Rojo Pro Wrestling match. Sanshiro Takagi wasted no time in collecting chairs while Kazusada Higuchi entered the starting area carrying a ladder. When HARASHIMA and Keisuke Ishii entered they couldn’t find any chairs so HARASHIMA sat down at a nearby drum set and played a tune. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi then arrived with the remaining chairs.

The match began on the stage but quickly moved to other areas of the venue, the first being the dining hall. Oishi cheekily asked customers if he could take a bite of their food. HARASHIMA attacked Dieno’s backside with traffic cones on his arms.

Down the hall they moved to a marketplace where Dieno took a break to go shopping. He bought a yellow cap. Meanwhile Takagi and Oishi fought their way over to a peanut butter and they forced each other to taste it. Oishi then tried to stab Takagi’s forehead with the tasting spoon. Higuchi lifted the ladder onto his shoulders and spun around, hitting everybody including his partner Takagi. Oishi stopped Higuchi with a chairshot.

Ishii sat Takagi down on a chair and lined him up for HARASHIMA to do a long distance Somato. However Dieno cut HARASHIMA off with the Lip Lock. The match found its way back to the stage where Dieno & Oishi formed a man-made “Hell Car” but their rolling action was stopped by Higuchi.

Ishii stepped back in and fought with Dieno until Takagi arrived on the Dramatic Dream Cycle! He ran over Dieno with it.

A table was set up below the stage where Higuchi and Oishi were fighting. Oishi tried to dive onto Higuchi but he was caught. Higuchi got back on the stage and put Oishi into a Canadian Backbreaker. He then jumped off the stage and hit the Backbreaker through the table! Oishi was out for the count and Higuchi got the pin.

After the match Takagi and Higuchi called the festival organiser up to the stage. Higuchi told him that the Hand Made Festival is held two times a year. He asked the organiser if he wants DDT to return for the winter festival later this year? The organiser said he would consider it if DDT promises to get more involved with the event.

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DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #10” Results

July 3, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #10”, 03/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
220 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Paulie Buster (3:54).
0. NO TV Match: Soma Takao defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the Gin And Tonic (7:07).
1. World Cup Rules: Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda defeated Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi when Umeda submitted Oishi with a Camel Clutch (8:49).
2. Deliver It To Mari Yaguchi! It Is A 3 Way Match!: Isami Kodaka defeated Sammy Guevara and Yuki Ueno when Kodaka pinned Ueno with the Zeyyari (5:55).
3. Timo Timo Timo Timo Dragons All Together Step! Lucha Libre Rules Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Yuki Iino (2) defeated Ultimo Dragon, Takatimo Dragon, Washitimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon (0).
3a. Yuki Iino pinned Hiratimo Dragon with a Lariat (0:51).
*Yuki Iino wins one of Hiratimo Dragon’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlets.
3b. Yukio Sakaguchi pinned Hiratimo Dragon with the PK (9:23).
*Yukio Sakaguchi wins Hiratimo Dragon’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
4. HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase when HARASHIMA pinned Watase with the Somato (8:19).
5. Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Saki Akai defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Asuka when Akito pinned Endo with a Samson Clutch (8:57).
*Akito wins Tetsuya Endo’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
6. Spring Special In The Summer! Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Masashi Takeda defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Kazusada Higuchi and MAO when Takeda pinned MAO with the Reverse U-Crash from a Van onto a Chair (24:41).

Things got out of control in the main event. Before the 4 Way Match even started MAO got into a confrontation with Sanshiro Takagi at ringside. They were kept apart until part way through the match when Takagi got sick of MAO’s behaviour and gave him a Stunner at ringside. MAO was carried away but soon after the Shin-Kiba 1st RING shutter gates opened and MAO appeared with a van parked behind him. He got into the van, drove it into the venue and bumped it into Takagi! Masashi Takeda made the match more violent with chairs. He then stuck wooden skewers into Kazusada Higuchi’s head! Higuchi returned the favour by finding more skewers and sticking them on Takeda’s head. With the gates opened, the match moved outside where MAO took out fireworks and gave Higuchi an Anal Explosion. Higuchi recovered and threw MAO into a steel container Razor’s Edge style. Even Konosuke Takeshita got into the hardcore style by using chairs on his opponents and giving Higuchi a Vertical Drop Brainbuster onto a trash can. His most extreme moment came when he placed Higuchi on a table and climbed up a nearby scaffold. Takeshita dove off the scaffold and crushed Higuchi through the table! That would have been the end but Takeda stopped the count by throwing a chair at Takeshita’s head. MAO and Takeda fought their way onto the roof of the van. Takeda gave MAO a German Suplex onto the roof then to cap it all off, he dropped MAO onto a pile of chairs below with the Reverse U-Crash for the 3 count. Takeda returned to the ring and said the match was a fun warm up for a title defence he will have in FREEDOMS tomorrow. He also joked that he doesn’t know if DDT will bring him back because he accidentally broke one of the van mirrors during the match. In a backstage interview Takeshita suggested doing a sumo match against Higuchi sometime.

There was a lot of Right To Challenge Gauntlet movement on today’s show. Tetsuya Endo lost his Gauntlet to Akito in a 6-Man Tag Match. DAMNATION ambushed ALL OUT & Saki Akai at the start but Akito grabbed the win when he trapped Endo in a Samson Clutch. Endo might have an excuse for the defeat. He is confused by this new relationship between Daisuke Sasaki and Asuka. Sasaki got annoyed by Endo’s questions and reminded him what their motto is. Endo answered “We never confrom, kiss ass or get married.” No! Sasaki called Endo stupid and said their motto is now “Big Love!” Sasaki announced he and Asuka will team up again on next week’s episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”, this time without Endo. Then on 22nd July in Korakuen Hall, Sasaki and Asuka will confirm their Big Love together by having a singles match against each other.

HARASHIMA and Antonio Honda got along as a team and were able to beat Irie-gun. However Honda rejected HARASHIMA’s handshake after the match. Instead Honda pulled a bra out from his tights and held it up like it was a title belt. HARASHIMA lifted up his DDT Extreme Title belt in response.

In an attempt to provide as much of an authentic Lucha Libre experience for Ultimo Dragon’s return to DDT, the Timo Timo Timo Dragons requested their match against Shuten-dōji to be Best 2 out of 3 Falls with a 61 minute time limit. Ultimo Dragon himself stopped the unmasking antics from happening. When Hiratimo Dragon’s mask slipped off at the start of the match, Ultimo handed it to him and told him to put it back on. Yuki Iino then pinned Hiratimo with a Lariat to win the blue Right To Challenge Gauntlet. The Timo Dragons all unmasked and framed Yukio Sakaguchi for cheating but Ultimo stopped them again and gave everyone Middle Kicks as punishment. Ultimo then gave Hiratimo the Asai DDT and Sakaguchi pinned Hiratimo to win the 2nd and deciding fall. The result means Sakaguchi now gets Hiratimo’s remaining Gauntlet. After the match Ultimo Dragon ordered the other Dragons to unmask. They did so and revealed they were really Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi and Kazuki Hirata all this time. Fortunately for them, Ultimo saw the funny side and felt honored that these wrestlers tried to imitate him, except for Owashi. Ultimo forgives them and will allow them to continue their gimmick on one condition. They must pay him a rights fee. They already used the gimmick for around 30 matches so they also have to pay him for those 30 matches! The Timo Timo Timo Dragons agreed to end the gimmick and all go back to normal.

Nobody was happier to appear on today’s show than Isami Kodaka. He came here to impress Mari Yaguchi by winning the 3 Way Match and even protected her during the crazier moments of the main event. He couldn’t stop thanking Sanshiro Takagi after his match for the booking. Yukinori Matsui reminded Kodaka not to bring his private life into his public life. He then had to drag Kodaka away from ringside to get the show back on track.

The opening match was held under World Cup rules which meant the much talked about VAR system came into play. Makoto Oishi pinned Kota Umeda with a Low Blow that Matsui missed. Keisuke Ishii’s protests led to Matsui getting the order to check on VAR to see what happened. The decision was made that Oishi fouled Umeda so the match was restarted. Oishi’s complaints led to him getting a yellow card for disruptive behaviour. The foul also meant that Umeda was given a free Penalty Kick to Oishi. VAR was used again when Danshoku Dieno gave Ishii a Low Blow before pinning him with the Gaydo Clutch. Matsui ruled that Dieno fouled Ishii so he too was booked. Umeda got the clean win over Oishi by making him submit to a Camel Clutch. Dieno demanded VAR to be used to reverse the decision. Matsui checked and ruled that there was no foul play so the result stands. Dieno complained but took it too far so Matsui gave him the red card and sent him off!

Ken Ohka’s ass kicking by Tenshin Nasukawa has been rescheduled for 24th July.


NIHON KOGAKUIN COLLEGE X DDT “BREAKTHROUGH LIMIT ~PREMIUM ONE NIGHT ONLY~” Results

June 29, 2018

NIHON KOGAKUIN COLLEGE X DDT “BREAKTHROUGH LIMIT ~PREMIUM ONE NIGHT ONLY~”, 29/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
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1. Antonio Honda defeated Makoto Oishi with the Diving Fist Drop (11:35).
2. Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima defeated Miyu Yamashita & Yuki Aino when Sakazaki pinned Aino with the Magical Girl Splash (8:47).
3. Danshoku Dieno & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Higuchi pinned Akito with the Doctor Bomb (11:36).

This show was put together as production practice for an event planning course provided by the Nihon Kogakuin College. The show introduction went off to a bad start when Danshoku Dieno was more interested with getting his hands on Akito than ensuring the show would go on without a hitch. Then in the main event Dieno demanded that if his team wins he would get to take Endo, the head student in charge of the project away with him. Dieno’s team did win the main event and Takeshita apologised to the students for letting them down. Takeshita also taught the students a lesson that when they go out into the world as adults it will be common for them to have more failures than success. It is up to them to figure out would they give up if they face unreasonable things in their lives. Takeshita & Akito gathered the rest of the students together in a circle and together they promised to make a brighter future for Japan. Dieno was so touched by this moment that he freed Endo and allowed him to join the others.

Two games were held in the ring in between Matches #2 and #3. Makoto Oishi beat Antonio Honda in a singing contest. Miyu Yamashita & Yuki Aino beat Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima in a balloon popping contest.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #9” Results

June 26, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #9”, 26/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
220 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. NO TV Match: Mizuki Watase defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Back Drop (5:22).
1. Takatimo Dragon, Washitimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani by Disqualification when Sasaki unmasked Washitimo (6:21).
2. Mr. Maji Manji Battle: Kota Umeda defeated Makoto Oishi with the Umeda Driver (5:26).
3. 41 Year Old Danshoku Dieno Is A Senior Who Follows Two Young People Aged 25 And 22 And Is Fighting Three People Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Tanomusaku Toba & MAO defeated Danshoku Dieno, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno when MAO pinned Ueno with a Curb Stomp (8:51).
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Meiko Satomura defeated Keisuke Ishii, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai when Akito pinned Takanashi with the Modified Facebuster (7:17).
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Antonio Honda & Aaron Anders defeated Shigehiro Irie & Sammy Guevara and HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki when Honda pinned Iwasaki with the Diving Fist Drop (7:16).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) when Paulie pinned Higuchi with the Reverse Splash (21:25).
*SekiGuchi fails in V3. DAMNATION becomes the 64th KO-D Tag Team Champions!

The week has gone from bad to worse for Kazusada Higuchi. First on Sunday he failed to win the KO-D Openweight Title from Shigehiro Irie. Now today he loses the KO-D Tag Team Titles to DAMNATION! To add even more salt to the wounds, this week’s table spot was Mad Paulie splashing Higuchi through the table during the match. Daisuke Sekimoto couldn’t help after Tetsuya Endo wiped him out with the Overhead Kick followed by a dive. From there Paulie crushed Higuchi with the Reverse Splash to win the match and crown new champions. Endo celebrated with Paulie and asked how he felt about winning his first championship. Paulie just growled. Hisaya Imabayashi came out and asked the new champions when they will be ready for their first defence. Endo refused to defend the titles until MAO came down and challenged them. Imabayashi decided that MAO & Mike Bailey will get a title shot on 22nd July. Backstage Sekimoto admitted that Endo & Paulie make are an amazing combination of speed and strength. Paulie is just too darn popular with the women in the audience as well.

Irie-gun surprised everyone by revealing a brand new member of the growing unit. The “Neon Ninja” Facade accompanied Irie & Sammy Guevara to the ring for the 3 Way Tag Match. He later said that he was here in DDT to be the best in the world with the rest of Irie-gun. Guevara had HARASHIMA in trouble after he gave him a Spanish Fly but Antonio Honda & Aaron Anders cut him off. Honda & Anders then turned their attention to Kouki Iwasaki and pinned him with the Twisting Flapjack followed by the Diving Fist Drop. Honda is psyched up to face HARASHIMA in the Blindfold Bra Match on 10th July. He warned HARASHIMA to get ready and wash his nipples because Honda will expose them to become the DDT Extreme Champion!

Konosuke Takeshita wants everyone to know that the meaning of ALL OUT is to reach the limit when you train your muscles and then exceed it. When it comes to women’s wrestling, nobody represents that philosophy better than Meiko Satomura. Takeshita challenged Satomura to come back on the 24th July episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” and to bring along some more joshi from Sendai Girls so they can have a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match together! Satomura accepted the challenge but then told Takeshita that they won’t be teaming together anymore because they are now enemies! Satomura will bring over DASH Chisako & Cassandra Miyagi to be on her team. Takeshita hopes this will begin a series of title defences against teams of all kinds from other promotions so ALL OUT can raise the prestige of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles.

A large crash mat was placed next to the ring during Match #3 for everyone to do big moves on. The mat was later placed on the apron on its side. MAO jumped into it and the mat fell on top of most of the other wrestlers in the match. With them all pinned down outside, MAO gave Yuki Ueno a Michinoku Driver on top of them. He then pinned Ueno with the Curb Stomp back inside the ring.

Kota Umeda beat Makoto Oishi rather easily in the battle to determine who the real star of Maji Manji is. Oishi challenged Umeda to a tag match against him and Danshoku Dieno next week. Umeda had already left the ring while Oishi was talking.

A glum looking Washitimo Dragon had his debut match in DDT for the unit now known as the Timo Timo Timo Dragons. His partners both unmasked themselves and tried to frame Daisuke Sasaki for fouling them. Sasaki threw the masks away then intentionally unmasked Washitimo to get disqualified. After the match Takatimo Dragon and Hiratimo Dragon began to worry about the news that Ultimo Dragon is coming back to DDT on 3rd July. Maybe it won’t be so bad and they can convince him to join their group. Then they can all be called the Timo Timo Timo Timo Dragons!

Trouble is brewing over Tetsuya Endo and his refusal to cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet. Endo told everyone that he auctioned off the Gauntlet. This led to Imabayashi ordering Yuki Iino to go look for the Gauntlet by searching through Endo’s stuff. Iino brought Endo’s backpack to the ring and emptied its contents. He found a porn mag and then the Gauntlet. Endo demanded to be given the porn back. Imabayashi told him he can only get it back if he promises to bring the Gauntlet with him everywhere like he is supposed to.

Tenshin Nasukawa was on commentary for the show and was confronted by Ken Ohka at the start. Ohka told him he was relieved that his scheduled ass kicking was postponed because of Nasukawa’s injury. Ohka understands that he must take the punishment sometime and he invited Nasukawa back when he is at his most perfect condition to make it happen.

Next week’s episode of Maji Manji will have a Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match between Higuchi, Takeshita, MAO and Masashi Takeda. The following week will have the Blindfold Bra match between HARASHIMA and Honda for the DDT Extreme Title. This show also has Kota Umeda Vs Dick Togo scheduled. Finally the 24th July episode has Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid against Daisuke Sasaki & Jun Kasai in a Hardcore Tag Match!

The 22nd July Korakuen show will now have Asuka from Pro Wrestling WAVE and the debut of Spanish giant Alex Ace.


Enter The Washitimo Dragon, Irie Vs HARASHIMA, Crazy Couple Battle

June 25, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #9”, 26/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. Takatimo Dragon, Washitimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Mr. Maji Manji Battle: Makoto Oishi Vs Kota Umeda
3. 41 Year Old Danshoku Dieno Is A Senior Who Follows Two Young People Aged 25 And 22 And Is Fighting Three People Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Tanomusaku Toba & MAO
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Meiko Satomura Vs Keisuke Ishii, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Sammy Guevara Vs HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Antonio Honda & Aaron Anders
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Not much time for Kazusada Higuchi to rest. He still has the KO-D Tag Team Titles to defend with Daisuke Sekimoto tomorrow.

Toru Owashi has been banished from Japan so DDT is bringing in yet another luchador to replaced him. I’m not sure if Washitimo Dragon will be pleased to be here.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOGETSU BRIDGE~”, 30/06/2018
Kyoto KBS Hall

1. Takatimo Dragon, Washitimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
2. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Keisuke Ishii Vs Kouki Iwasaki
4. 4 Way Match: KUDO Vs Mad Paulie Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kota Umeda, MAO & Yuki Ueno
6. Saki Akai Local Triumph! Kyoto Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Yoshiko
7. Shigehiro Irie & Sammy Guevara Vs HARASHIMA & Makoto Oishi

Sammy Guevara is siding with Irie-gun during his stay.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM DEBASAKI~”, 01/07/2018
Nagoya City Rokushima Sports Center

1. Takatimo Dragon, Washitimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda, Kouki Iwasaki & Saki Akai
2. Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
3. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
4. KUDO & Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Ueno & Yuki Iino
5. 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Sammy Guevara Vs Daiki Shimomura
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kota Umeda & MAO
7. Nagoya Specialty! Doerya Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi

No changes in the group of Right To Challenge Gauntlet holders over the weekend. Unless something happened in Sendai Girls that I don’t know about.

DDT “HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES 2018”, 07/07/2018
Tokyo Big Sight

Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs HARASHIMA & Keisuke Ishii Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi

This is going to be DDT’s 6th year of participating in the HandMade In Japan Fes event.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TAIYO NO SEASON 2018”, 14/07/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. GanJo Spring No. 1!: HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi
2. Road To Independent World Jr!? Hitori Shiten Pro Wrestling Vs Silent Arm Cross: Keisuke Ishii & Chikara Vs Ayumu Honda & Kyu Mogami
3. Prince Of Uguisudani Vs Prince Of Taiwan: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Rekka
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Shota & Katsumi Oribe Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Black Ribera
5. This Is Ganbare☆Wrestling! ~Charisma Vs Revolutionary~: Ken Ohka Vs Yumehito Imanari

Rekka returns to Ganbare☆Wrestling for a match against Shinichiro Tominaga. The “Uguisudani” in Tominaga’s nickname for the match refers to a district in Tokyo where there are a lot of love hotels.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2018”, 22/07/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA
*HARASHIMA will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

Next up for Shigehiro Irie is HARASHIMA. That is as long as HARASHIMA has a Right To Challenge Gauntlet. This is the match Irie wants more than anything when it comes to defending the KO-D Openweight Title. HARASHIMA is the one man in DDT that Irie cannot beat one on one. It is this impassible mountain that has sent Irie on international excursions over and over so he could get stronger. If Irie truly has a vision for what DDT should be then beating HARASHIMA may finally see it come to light.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2018 1ST ROUND”, 11/08/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: X Vs X
2. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs X

While the Ganbare☆Climax is taking place, Keisuke Ishii intends to make two defences of the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 12/08/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Winner of 11/8 Battle Royal

A Battle Royal the day before determines one of Ishii’s challengers.

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

1. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James

When it comes to going viral, Joey Ryan doesn’t like copycats. So when he found out that Makoto Oishi proposed to Misaki Ohata in the middle of a pro wrestling match, he wasn’t happy about it. Ryan proposed to Laura James during a match first! Clearly there’s only one place to settle this. Sumo Hall! The first match announced for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” will be couple versus couple. You see, this is the kind of fun that John Cena and Nikki Bella are missing out on.


DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018” Results

June 24, 2018

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,159 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase & Aaron Anders defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki when Anders pinned Iwasaki with the Twisting Flapjack (8:42).
1. Loser Expulsion 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & MAO and Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi by Disqualification when Owashi was Disqualified for everything (6:51).
*Toru Owashi is banished from Japan.
2. Worldwide Match: Mike Bailey defeated Sammy Guevara with the Green Tea Plunge (11:40).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – “KUDO” 15th Anniversary Memorial Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi (c) & Super Sasadango Machine when KUDO pinned Oishi with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:43).
*KUDO becomes the 1,321st champion.
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda (c) when Katsumata pinned Ueno with the ¡Hasta La Vista! (11:16).
*Umeda-gumi fails in V2. ALL OUT becomes the 34th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Soma Takao and Daisuke Sasaki when HARASHIMA pinned Takao with the Somato (15:58).
*V2 for HARASHIMA.
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Beast Bomber (20:58).
*V2 for Shigehiro Irie.

Two heavyweights smashed each other to bits in the main event and when the dust was settled, Shigehiro Irie stood over Kazusada Higuchi, still the KO-D Openweight Champion. Higuchi brought his table smashing antics over from “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” by Power Slamming Irie onto one from the ring apron. Irie got violent too by doing a Slingshot Senton Bomb to Higuchi underneath a pile of chairs outside the ring. Most of Higuchi’s big moves like the Doctor Bomb and Leg Roll Clutch were kicked out of. Irie bounced back from Higuchi’s Lariats with his Cannonball attacks then when Higuchi was weakened enough, the Beast Bomber put him down for the count.

Irie gave Higuchi a brief thank you after the match and it didn’t take long for his next title defence to be put together. Hisaya Imabayashi announced Irie will defend the title in Korakuen Hall on 22d July. He then asked if any of the Right To Challenge Gauntlet holders would like to use their title shot on that date. HARASHIMA entered the ring and said he will do it! He would have liked to do it right now but he wants to fight Irie when he is in his perfect state. Imabayashi asked HARASHIMA if he also wants to put his DDT Extreme Title on the line. HARASHIMA declined because he wants to defend it against Antonio Honda next, maybe in a Blindfold & Bra Death Match like they did back in 2013. HARASHIMA told Irie he’s become a strong champion but he does not like what he is doing to DDT. HARASHIMA doesn’t want people with an attitude like Irie’s to be champion because it can be damaging to DDT. Irie said he is glad that HARASHIMA is his next challenger. He’s been waiting for this match most of all out of the Gauntlet holders. He dismissed HARASHIMA’a claim that his title reign and attitude is making DDT rotten.

Imabayashi reminded HARASHIMA that should he lose his Gauntlet before 22nd July, his spot in the title match will become vacant. He must have his Gauntlet on the day to guarantee his position. Irie yelled at Imabayashi for interrupting him and said he doesn’t care if HARASHIMA has a Gauntlet or not. He wants the match to happen regardless. Imabayashi called over to Producer Danshoku Dieno and they asked if Irie understands the rules of the Gauntlets. Irie blasted insults at Dieno for his role as DDT’s Producer. Dieno tried to calm him down but Irie continued to yell at him until Irie had enough and left the ring.

Remember how the 3 Way Match was supposed to have no cheating and no interference for the sake of good sportsmanship? Yeah, that didn’t happen. Daisuke Sasaki and Soma Takao didn’t wait long to get help from Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie. Together DAMNATION tore apart HARASHIMA until Shuten-dōji came to rescue him. With the interference gone the match turned into 2-on-1 with Sasaki and Takao helping each other. That blew up when Sasaki was trying to put HARASHIMA in the Cross Facelock. Takao went in for a Thrust Kick but struck Sasaki by accident! HARASHIMA got rid of Sasaki with the Somato then countered Takao’s Gin And Tonic into the Yama-ori head drop. Another Somato put away Takao and meant HARASHIMA is still the Extreme Champion! HARASHIMA thanked Shuten-dōji for helping him. They were still presumably fighting with DAMNATION backstage but if they could hear HARASHIMA, he invited them out to go drinking later.

All the hard work Shunma Katsumata has put into his training has finally paid off. ALL OUT are now the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions! He with the help of his partners whittled the champions down to just Yuki Ueno in the ring. While Kota Umeda & Koju Takeda did what they could to keep the match alive, Konosuke Takeshita & Akito held them back long enough for Katsumata to finish the job. Takeshita told Katsumata backstage that his efforts in training was finally rewarded. Akito also reminded Katsumata that ALL OUT is not just the three of them. There’s Diego as well and it feels like he was with them in spirit supporting their title win. Over at the losing side, Ueno is worried that his team won’t be able to bounce back from this because they aren’t a proper unit. All they can do is work hard but today they learned that individual power by itself is not enough.

KUDO never thought his wrestling career would last 15 years. He was able to do it with all of the support from his friends, his seniors and his juniors. His anniversary match ended with him pinning Makoto Oishi to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title and to cap it all off, he was even given flowers from HARASHIMA. KUDO is happy but now feels a little worried about having the Iron Man Title on him.

Sammy Guevara didn’t come to DDT to make friends, at least that’s judging by the middle finger he gave Mike Bailey at the start of their match. At first Bailey was one step ahead of of the newcomer. Some surprise pop-up Knee Strikes and dives put Guevara in control until the Green Tea Plunge came out of nowhere to give Bailey the victory. Backstage Bailey said he will be spending a month in England. When he comes back he wants himself and MAO to go after the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Guevara called Bailey a terrible high flyer and demanded a rematch. He also wants everyone to go look at his Youtube channel. Guevara was later seen standing with Mizuki Watase in Irie’s corner for the main event.

Let’s look at all of the reasons why Toru Owashi was disqualified in the opener. Unmasking two wrestlers and allegedly attacking everybody with three chairs, a broom, a basin, a bottle of oil and a ladder. He had so many items attached to him that he ended up looking like a game of Buckaroo! The last minute loser leaves town stipulation meant that Owashi is now banished from Japan. DDT immediately announced that Washitimo Dragon will make his debut on 26th June. Yuki Iino came down wearing an Ultimo Dragon mask to carry Owashi away from ringside with a few other wrestlers. Then there was another announcement. The real Ultimo Dragon is coming back to DDT on 3rd July!

Aaron Anders was able to give Kouki Iwasaki the Twisting Flapjack after Mizuki Watase tripped Iwasaki by the ropes.

Joey Ryan & Laura James have challenged Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata to a match at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” on 21st October. Ryan & James accuse Oishi & Ohata of stealing their idea of having a marriage proposal during a wrestling match. Oishi admitted he needed to do a couple of takes for the match announcement video because he kept saying his partner was Shiori Asahi instead of Ohata out of habit.

Taiyo Kea makes his DDT debut on the 25th August Korakuen Hall show.

The Up Up Girls (Fake) wanted to perform a dance routine at the start of the show but Imabayashi mercifully stopped them.

DDT’s return to the Handmade In Japan Fes on 7th July will feature one match. It will be Sanshiro Takagi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs HARASHIMA & Keisuke Ishii Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi in a 3 Way Tag Match.

Kazuki Hirata and Toru Owashi are the latest DDT wrestlers to get gender-swapped characters for the Ring☆Dream online game. Their characters will be added during the summer.


DDT “DAY AND NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018” Results

June 17, 2018

DDT “DAY & NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018”, 17/06/2018
Matsuyama City Community Center Planning Exhibition Hall
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1. Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno defeated Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Ueno pinned Katsumata with the Frog Splash (10:34).
2. Ryutaro Watanabe Debut Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Ryutaro Watanbe with a Yurikamome (9:42).
3. 4 Way Match: MAO defeated Naomi Yoshimura, Kazusada Higuchi and Antonio Honda when MAO pinned Honda with the Cannonball 450 (10:59).
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino when Irie pinned Iino with the Beast Bomber (11:50).
5. Lucha Libre Rules: Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi defeated Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai by Disqualification when Takatimo was unmasked by Saki Akai (11:56).
6. Konosuke Takeshita defeated Mike Bailey with the German Suplex (13:34).
7. If You Wrestle, Do Something Like This! Matsuyama Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when HARASHIMA pinned Paulie with the Somato (15:39).
*HARASHIMA wins Mad Paulie’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

The tide is turning in the HARASHIMA Vs DAMNATION feud and it’s given HARASHIMA a big prize in the process. He pinned Mad Paulie in the main event to win his Right To Challenge Gauntlet. HARASHIMA took Soma Takao’s version of the Somato during the match and said it works unexpectedly well. He admits it is a move he has to watch out for in the DDT Extreme Title 3 Way Match.

Almost one year on from their match for KO-D Openweight Title, Konosuke Takeshita and Mike Bailey were brought together for another round. Like last time Takeshita came out of it the winner. Takeshita said backstage that both he and Bailey have upgraded their abilities since their last match. He praised Bailey for getting used to the Japanese style and using that to improve himself.

Makoto Oishi foiled Takatimo Dragon’s unmasking technique by simply throwing the mask into the audience before Yukinori Matsui saw him with it. Takatimo then left to search for his mask Oishi and Danshoku Dieno then formed a Hell Gate tower in the corner. Hiratimo Dragon had his head shoved inbetween both of their backsides and got stuck. His mask slipped off when he was pulled out. Takatimo returned with his mask, handed it to Saki Akai and tricked Matsui into disqualifying her. After the match Takatimo asked the crowd if they wanted to see Hiratimo cash in one of his Right To Challenge Gauntlets. Hiratimo refused to do it. He said he would not be able to win after getting his head stuck between two smelly asses.

Former DDT trainee turned amateur MMA fighter Ryutaro Watanabe had his debut pro wrestling match against Tetsuya Endo. Although he didn’t win, Watanabe was pleased to finally go through with his debut. He remembers Endo from their training days. They got along back then but he thinks Endo is a different person now. Still, having Endo as your first opponent is a good starting point. Watanabe will stay where he is now but it open to wrestling more whenever shows will be held in his region.

ALL OUT’s momentum against the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions was halted when Yuki Ueno pinned Shunma Katsumata in their final preview match. Akito pointed out to Katsumata that they can’t treat Ueno like a junior like they used to in DNA. Their opponents are champions and should be treated as such. Ueno thinks that Katsumata hasn’t gained much from his Gold’s Gym workouts.

Sanshiro Takagi said that next year is the 5th year DDT will be promoting shows in Matsuyama. He promises there will be a big match on next year’s show to celebrate the milestone. The hope is to find a venue with a capacity of around 1,000 people for the show.

The “Day & Night” part of the show’s name referred to a doubleshot DDT was doing with Big Japan today. This DDT show was held in the afternoon and Big Japan held their show in the evening. There was little interaction between the two companies though. The only Big Japan presence here was Ryuichi Kawakami promoting their show during intermission.