July 7, 2019

Osaka Hirano Community Hall
247 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Exhibition Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Camel Clutch (5:07).
1. MAO & Mike Bailey defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi when MAO pinned Oishi after the Michinoku Tornado Driver (9:42).
2. Hirata & Yuni Historical Reconciliation! Friends, Love Is Everything!!: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuni Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda ended in a No Contest when Hirata turned on Yuni (1:14).
2a. Rematch: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Yuni defeated Kazuki Hirata, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda when Yuni pinned Hirata with an Inverted Hurricanrana (8:40).
3. Osaka Specialty! Eat Away 4 Way Match: Soma Takao defeated Hiroshi Yamato, Maku Donaruto and Mizuki Watase when Takao pinned Watase with the Gin And Tonic (8:51).
4. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Mad Paulie defeated Yukio Naya with the Reverse Splash (8:30).
5. 2 Count Fall Match: Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Asuka & Kazusada Higuchi when Akito pinned Asuka with a Cradle (9:22).
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes when Sasaki pinned HARASHIMA with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (13:26).
7. Yuki Ueno Marunage Match ~BRAND NEW TOMORROW~ Classmate Farewell Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Kota Umeda defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Ueno pinned Shimatani with the Frog Splash (21:28).

Every wrestler in the main event was born in the fiscal year of 1995. A lottery determined the two teams, Konosuke Takeshita & Nobuhiro Shimatani on one and Yuki Ueno & Kota Umeda on the other. While Takeshita and Umeda fought outside the ring, Shimatani almost beat Ueno with a Fisherman Suplex. But Ueno fought back with a Wrist Clutch Suplex and won with the Frog Splash. Ueno thanked the others for taking care of him when he entered DDT through the DNA brand. Both he and Takeshita joked about feeling lonely once Umeda leaves wrestling. Shimatani said today will be an unforgettable day for him. However the good feeling was disturbed at the end when Umeda slapped away Takeshita’s offer of a handshake.

DAMNATION’s cheating got them the win over HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes. When the referee was distracted by Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki threw a chair at HARASHIMA, kicked him between the legs and hit the Sasaki Hurricanrana to get the pin. HARASHIMA came out of the match thinking he needs to be more cautious at the KO-D Tag Team Titles match. Brookes respects HARASHIMA too much to blame him for today’s tag loss, unlike yesterday’s tag loss that was totally Takeshita’s fault if Brookes is to be believed.

Akito asked for his tag match against Asuka to be turned into a 2 Count match to make the bout more interesting. The rule was agreed to and Akito was able to pin Asuka after blocking the Moonsault Pin with his feet. Asuka admitted the match idea was really fun and she went to shake Akito’s hand. Instead Asuka spate in Akito’s face and struck him with a right hand. When she left the ring Akito said he will make Asuka cry with the IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match.

Yukio Naya isn’t going to let today’s loss to Mad Paulie keep him down. He is already moving his attention over to his match with Hideki Suzuki on 15th July. He isn’t guaranteeing a win or even a good performance against Suzuki. But Naya really wants to hit him with everything he’s got.

In the 4 Way Match Maku Donaruto was too busy kissing Hiroshi Yamato to stop Soma Takao from beating Mizuki Watase.

It turns out Kazuki Hirata’s truce with and Yuni was a ruse all along. Minutes into the match Hirata turned on Yuni, joining forces with Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda to surround the youngster. The match was called off then restarted with new teams. Honda tried to summon Gongitsune but was too weak. He called upon the other wrestlers to combine all of their Gongitsune hands together. This also led to some of the ringside reporters getting involved. Together the group charged at Yuni but missed and hit Hirata instead. Yuni then pinned Hirata with an Inverted Hurricanrana.

When the match was over Hirata began complaining about the punishment he received yesterday for losing his match. He refuses to hitchhike to Hiroshima next month. Sanshiro Takagi came in and changed the subject. He brought up how around a year ago Kazuko Hirata won the rights to produce a T2HiJoshi show. Hirata said the idea can still happen but T2Hide doesn’t exist anymore. How about giving the Beer Garden week a DISASTER BOX Joshi Day instead! He asked HARASHIMA for permission and HARASHIMA agreed. After all, there will be a lot of “distant relatives” coming to see DISASTER BOX anyway.


June 2, 2019

Ehime World Trade Center
711 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Kota Umeda defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Umeda Driver (8:09).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Danshoku Dieno (c) with a School Boy (1:24 pm).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,364th champion.
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c), Danshoku Dieno, Pokotan, Toru Owashi, Makoto Oishi, Mad Paulie, Asuka, Hiroshi Yamato and Pulp Bonjin (w/ Cutiely The Ehime) (13:01).
2a. Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) and Pulp Bonjin eliminated Pokotan by Ring Out (2:28).
*V1 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
2b. Mad Paulie eliminated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) by Pinfall (4:04).
*Mad Paulie becomes the 1,365th champion.
2c. Asuka eliminated Mad Paulie (c) with the Moonsault (5:57).
*Asuka becomes the 1,366th champion.
2d. Asuka (c) & Makoto Oishi eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (10:17).
*V1 for Asuka.
2e. Asuka (c) & Makoto Oishi eliminated by Hiroshi Yamato Ring Out (10:57).
*V2 for Asuka.
2f. Asuka (c) & Makoto Oishi eliminated by Pulp Bonjin Ring Out (12:12).
*V3 for Asuka.
2g. Makoto Oishi eliminated Asuka (c) with a Cradle (12:46).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,367th champion.
2h. Makoto Oishi eliminated Danshoku Dieno by Ring Out (13:01).
*V1 for Makoto Oishi.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Tokihiro Nakamura defeated Makoto Oishi (c) by Pinfall (1:39 pm).
*Tokihiro Nakamura becomes the 1,368th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno defeated Tokihiro Nakamura (c) by Submission (1:40 pm).
*Danshoku Dieno becomes the 1,369th champion.
3. Model Wrestler Vs Gravure Wrestler! Innocent Single Match: Saki Akai defeated Mina Shirakawa with the Quetzalcoatl (8:32).
4. There ☆ Is A Dream! Ryutaro Watanabe (DDT Matsuyama Affiliation) Big Match!: Hideki Suzuki defeated Ryutaro Watanabe by Knockout with a Face Kick (9:32).
5. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & MAO when HARASHIMA pinned Honda with the Somato (10:52).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Danshoku Dieno (c) with a Low Blow (2:42 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,370th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with the Nodowa Otoshi (2:43 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,371st champion.
6. From Showa To Heisei And To The Reiwa! Matsuyama Famous Special 8-Man Tag Match That Keeps Running With The Times: Tatsumi Fujinami, Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya & Rising HAYATO when Fujinami submitted Naya with the Dragon Sleeper (12:27).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto when Takao pinned Hirata with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (18:33).
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with the Shooting Star Press (14:31).
*V3 for Tetsuya Endo.

Yukio Sakaguchi’s roaring rampage of revenge has been stopped dead by Tetsuya Endo. The only times Sakaguchi was able to put Endo in a Sleeper Hold was once over the ropes and a second time quickly afterwards. Endo made his opponent even more angry when he hit a Low Kick to Sakaguchi’s back. Sakaguchi responded in kind. It took a combination of a Sit Down Power Bomb, the Swinging Torture Rack Bomb and a Handspring Leg Lariat to put Sakaguchi in danger. Endo then finished him off with the Shooting Star Press.

The “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” on 15th July is now set. Endo will be defending the KO-D Openweight Title against his biggest enemy Konosuke Takeshita! That is unless Sanshiro Takagi cashes in the last remaining Right To Challenge Gauntlet and wins the belt before that. Takagi says he will cash in while Endo is in a perfect state. Takeshita is happy to wait a little bit and let those two fight over the title if it happens before “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. Endo called out Takeshita for being Takagi’s favourite and he promised to beat Takeshita inside Ota Ward Gymnasium.

It was a fair effort from Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto but not enough to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Donaruto’s lewd exploits kept DAMNATION off their game. Stripping down to a gold thong and diving onto people can do that to an opponent. He wiped out Daisuke Sasaki with a Quebrada while Hirata and Soma Takao fought over the Viagra Driver. Takao got the upper hand and pinned Hirata with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb. DAMNATION’s next title defence will be at “WRESTLE PETER PAN” but Sasaki said they will decide who they will fight and also where. DAMNATION wants to decide everything by their ways.

ALL OUT had the honour of teaming with Tatsumi Fujinami for a special 8-Man Tag against a diverse team lead by Yoshiaki Yatsu. It was the first time Takeshita and Fujinami were in the ring together since their singles match back in 2013. Takagi tried adding lucha libre to the match and Rising HAYATO stepped in to help however he could. Yukio Naya stepped up to both Fujinami and Takeshita but the experience level was far too high for him to overcome. Fujinami would put him in the Dragon Sleeper to get the submission victory.

HARASHIMA was in a thankful mood as always. He was thankful to Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura for their part in DISASTER BOX’s victory today. He is also thankful for the fans for coming to see today’s big show in Matsuyama.

It was expected that Ryutaro Watanabe would lose to Hideki Suzuki but he went down fighting. He fought out of Suzuki’s Double Arm Suplex but Suzuki kicked him repeatedly until the referee stopped the match. Suzuki’s advice for Watanabe is to never run away if he wants to keep wrestling.

Saki Akai declined to shake hands with Mina Shirakawa until after their match. Akai rolled away from a Casadora and hit a High Kick, setting up the match winning Quetzalcoatl.

There were a lot of Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title changes on this show. After the opening match Danshoku Dieno was chased into the ring by Hiroshi Yamato and Pulp Bonjin. Dieno fought them off but Nobuhiro Shimatani snuck in and pinned him with a School Boy to win the title. Then in the Battle Royal the belt went from Shimatani to Mad Paulie to Asuka to the eventual match winner Makoto Oishi. The governor of Ehime Tokihiro Nakamura entered the ring for a congratulatory photo with Oishi but that was interrupted by an attack by Asuka and Toru Owashi. Governor Nakamura then surprised everyone by jumping on top of Oishi to become the new champion! Dieno chased the governor away then later came back to the ring with the belt, informing everyone he had won the championship backstage. Oishi gave Dieno a Low Blow and pinned him. Then Owashi gave Oishi a Choke Slam for the final title change of the day.

Former Shuten-dōji members Masahiro Takanashi and Kota Umeda faced off as one of Umeda’s final matches before he leaves DDT next month. Takanashi went for a bunch of Cradles until Umeda dropped him with the Umeda Driver.


May 19, 2019

Tokyo Korakuen Hall
979 Fans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

King Of DDT Semi Finals, Guts Revival, Wrestle Matsuyamania

May 9, 2019

Osaka City Minato City Citizen Center

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

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

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

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

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

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

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

Osaka Edion Arena #2

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

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

Tokyo BumB Sports Culture Museum Multi Studio

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

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

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

Ehime World Trade Center

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

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

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

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

May 1, 2019

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

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

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

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

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

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

Yamagata Big Wing

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

A little break in the King Of DDT action.

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

Aomori Hamanasu Hall

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

The King Of DDT returns on the show after this.

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

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

Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

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

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

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

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

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

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

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

Nishi Niigata City Hall (Kobari Aoyama Public Hall)

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

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

Gunma New Sunpia Takasaki

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

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

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

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

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

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

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

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

Ehime World Trade Center

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

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

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

Video – Owashi/Hirata/Donaruto Vs Takagi/Watase/Yuni

April 20, 2019

DDT “DRAMATIC TENJINBASHI! 2019”, 14/04/2019
Osaka City Ozo Community Center
219 Fans

Lucha Libre Rules: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Mizuki Watase & Yuni


April 14, 2019

DDT “DRAMATIC TENJINBASHI! 2019”, 14/04/2019
Osaka City Ozo Community Center
219 Fans

1. Lucha Libre Rules: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Mizuki Watase & Yuni when Hirata pinned Watase with the GO! GO! Splash (8:08).
2. 3 Way Tag Match: MAO & Asuka defeated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani and Antonio Honda & Ricky Starks when MAO pinned Shimatani after a German Suplex & Jackknife Pin Combo (8:56).
3. Mike Bailey defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Ultima Weapon (11:46).
4. Naomi Yoshimura defeated Mike Rollins with the Shonenba (9:57).
5. Keisuke Okuda Marunage Match: Kota Umeda & Keisuke Okuda defeated Magnitude Kishiawada & Yuki Iino when Okuda pinned Iino with a Buzzsaw Kick (11:20).
6. DISASTER BOX Vs Shuten-dōji!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated HARASHIMA & Yuki Iino when Sakaguchi pinned Iino with the God’s Right Knee (13:32).
7. I Love It! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Makoto Oishi when Endo submitted Oishi with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (17:56).

Tetsuya Endo looks like he is getting what he wants from Makoto Oishi. That is an easy opponent he can beat all the time. Endo made Oishi submit to the Yurikamome Hold then taunted him for “wrestling with his head”. Endo says pro wrestling is the opposite, it is using everything except your head! He reminded everyone that there are two types of people in the world, losers and the KO-D Openweight Champion Tetsuya Endo!

Mad Paulie continues to require reading hentai novels in order to keep calm during matches.

Keisuke Okuda thanked Magnitude Kishiwada for taking part in his Marunage match. Since Okuda will be a freelancer starting in May, he would like to have another match with Kishiwada anywhere in Osaka.

The most horrible alliance in DDT has been created. Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto are now a tag team! They along with Toru Owashi were able to beat Sanshiro Takagi, Mizuki Watase & Yuni even when Yuni demanded the match to be held under Lucha Libre rules. Donaruto hit the McShake Bomb on Watase then Hirata hit the newly named GO! GO! Splash for the three count. After the match Hirata wanted to know something about Donaruto. Back when Hirata was living in Kobe, he shared a one room apartment with a weird person for 6 months. Was that person Donaruto before he transformed into what he is now? Hirata is happy to be reunited with that guy buy he hates being vulgar. Donaruto told Hirata that they shared a dream together in that dirty room. They can make that dream come true by winning the KO-D Tag Team Titles! Also Donaruto bought 100 tickets for the DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA” show in June that he can sell to people if they team together. He’s already sold 15 of them. Takagi promised the two will get their tag title match on 2nd June if they are able to sell the remaining tickets before then.

It was announced that the Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro match scheduled for Yukinori Matsui’s 25th Anniversary show in May has been cancelled because Kamen is injured. Antonio Honda offered to take Kamen’s place and be Kikutaro’s new opponent. For him that match is more valuable than money or health.