February 7, 2016


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 8”, 07/02/2016
Saitama Kawaguchi City Industrial Science and Technology Center
369 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: Yasu Urano defeated Mizuki Watase (c) with a Headlock (16:37).
*D1 for Mizuki Watase.
1. Masa Takanashi & Hoshitango defeated Keisuke Ishii & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Takanashi pinned Matsunaga with the Takatonic (6:44).
2. 3 Way Match: Guanchulo defeated Makoto Oishi and DJ Nira when Guanchulo pinned Nira with the Guanchulo y Medio (8:38).
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Kota Umeda & Saki Akai defeated Seiya Morohashi, Cherry & Gota Ihashi when Sakaguchi knocked out Ihashi with the Sleeper Hold (8:17).
4. Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Hiroshi Fukuda when Iwasaki pinned Fukuda with the Capture Suplex (11:55).
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Elimination Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & KENSO (c) (15:25).
5a. Super Sasadango Machine eliminated Sanshiro Takagi by Ring Out (10:07).
5b. KENSO eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (10:07).
5c. Kazuki Hirata eliminated KENSO by Ring Out (12:11).
5d. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Super Sasadango Machine with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (13:39).
5e. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Danshoku Dino by Ring Out (15:25)
*#OhkaEmpire fails in V1. T2Hide becomes the 23rd KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
6. 3 Way Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu and HARASHIMA & Akito when Irie pinned Nakatsu with the Beast Bomber (11:48).
7. Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa defeated Antonio Honda & Tetsuya Endo when Sasaki pinned Honda after the Splash Mountain from Ishikawa (15:51).

Looks like the dog costume wasn’t just for show. Daisuke Sasaki brought Shuji Ishikawa to the ring on a leash for their main event match against one half of the KO-D Tag Team Champions. They beat Tetsuya Endo & Antonio Honda with Ishikawa’s strength as the deciding factor. Sasaki mocked the champions after the match. They always say they train hard and are the future of DDT but Sasaki just showed them reality. He and his cute little dog Shuji will send them from Sumo Hall to the graveyard!

The triangle scramble over the KO-D Openweight Title continued with the latest battle involving Isami Kodaka, HARASHIMA & Shigehiro Irie in a 3 Way Tag. Irie scored the latest win and was happy with it. He repeated his claim that he will defeat HARASHIMA this month and then Isami Kodaka next month to become the new KO-D Champion. He might cry when it happens but it will be tears of joy.

It took a miracle but T2Hide won back the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles from #OhkaEmpire thanks to Kazuki Hirata. It was an Elimination Match with Over The Top Rope rules. Sanshiro Takagi was willing to risk his place in the match when he attempted to Suplex KENSO out of the ring to the floor but he was talked out of doing it. Takagi & Toru Owashi were both eliminated at the same time, giving the champs a 3 on 1 advantage. However the tables turned when Takagi interfered and Dropkicked KENSO off the top rope to the floor outside to eliminate him. Hirata then pinned Super Sasadango Machine to bring the match down to himself and Danshoku Dino. The Hirata GO! Glasses came out but Hirata was slowed down with the Lip Lock. Dino got distracted long enough for Hirata to recover and Dropkick Dino out of the ring to bring the titles back to T2Hide!

KENSO did what he’s been doing a lot lately, demanding a rematch. His partners weren’t feeling it. Dino already has a match set for Sumo Hall next month and Sasadango is preparing to enroll in a NHK High School course that begins in April. Both decided to leave #OhkaEmpire for now. KENSO then received a video message from Michael Nakazawa. In it, Nakazawa said KENSO doesn’t look interesting, like a punchline without the joke. However he is willing to join forces with KENSO to destroy Crazy & President at Sumo Hall.

During Match #3 Gota Ihashi turned his back to Saki Akai and bravely asked her to go out with him with the assumption that they will someday get married. He was overjoyed when he felt arms wrapping around him. But it wasn’t Akai giving him a hug, it was Yukio Sakaguchi choking him out with a Sleeper Hold.

Guanchulo used a Brainbuster Slam he calls the Guanchulo y Medio to win the 3 Way Match. He is now getting prepared to win back the MAX Maximo Title from Daisuke Sasaki. According to Guanchulo MAX LUCHA LIBRE has been in trouble ever since Sasaki won the title and took it out of Chile. Guanchulo aims to win it back and bring the belt to DNA as well as back home.

In an unusual turn for King Of Dark Title matches, Mizuki Watase Vs Yasu Urano went on for over 16 minutes and was quite exciting. Although Watase lost the match Amon Tsurumi said it was strange he was the champion instead of someone like Gota Ihashi. Tsurumi decided it will be best for Watase to defend the title against his seniors instead of the usual outcasts. If he wants to get out of dark match hell, he’ll have to beat a DDT veteran. Watase’s next defence will be against Masa Takanashi on 11th February.

Several matches were announced for March. The 1st March BOYZ show has Takeshita & Endo Vs Akito & Soma Takao as well as Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi. There is another BOYZ show on 6th March with HARASHIMA, Takeshita & Takanashi Vs Akito, Endo & Sakaguchi as well as Keisuke Ishii Vs Kota Umeda.

GuyZ has a show in Shinkiba on 1st March has Ihashi & Dai Suzuki Vs Kengo Mashimo & Zeus in a Boxing Match. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Yumehito Imanari and Ryuichi Sekine Vs Takayuki Ueki are also on the card. Finally DNA on 5th March has Kota Umeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki in the main event. DNA’s two newest rookies will debut when Daiki Shimomura faces Umeda and Tsunehiro Shimatani takes on Iwasaki.


January 3, 2015


Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,200 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Shunma Katsumata defeated Kota Umeda with a Boston Crab (3:17).
*Nakazawa Army earns 30 points. Dino Army 0 – 30 Nakazawa Army.
New Year Three Games 1 – Karaoke Showdown: Danshoku Dino Vs Michael Nakazawa was abandoned.
*Nakazawa Army earns 10 points. Dino Army 0 – 40 Nakazawa Army.
2. Makoto Oishi, Shuji Ishikawa & Hoshitango defeated Yasu Urano, Akito & Gota Ihashi when Ishikawa pinned Ihashi with the Splash Mountain (7:39).
*Dino Army wins 30 points. Dino Army 30 – 40 Nakazawa Army.
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Masa Takanashi, DJ Nira & Saki Akai defeated Antonio Honda, Soma Takao & Yoshihiko (c) when Akai pinned Yoshihiko with a Sunset Flip (7:21).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,011th champion. Nakazawa Army earns 30 points. Dino Army 30 – 70 Nakazawa Army.
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Aja Kong defeated Saki Akai (c) with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (7:10 pm).
*Aja Kong becomes the 1,012th champion.
New Year Three Games 2 – Academic Quiz Showdown: Shigehiro Irie (1) Vs Saki Akai (1) ended in a draw.
*Dino Army and Nakazawa Army both earn 5 points. Dino Army 35 – 75 Nakazawa Army.
4. Lucha Libre Rules: Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi defeated Super Sasadango Machine & Super Sasadango Machine No. 2 when Takagi pinned Machine with La Magistral Cradle (7:19)
*Dino Army earns 30 points. Dino Army 65 – 75 Nakazawa Army.
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Gorgeous Matsuno, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei (c) defeated Kota Ibushi, Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake when Matsuno pinned Miyatake with the Gorgeous School Boy (12:56).
*V2 for Gorgeous Matsuno, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei. Dino Army earns 30 points. Dino Army 95 – 75 Nakazawa Army.
New Year Three Games 3 – PK Showdown: Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo & Antonio Honda (2) defeated HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Akito (1).
*Dino Army earns 10 points. Dino Army 105 – 75 Nakazawa Army.
6. Dino Army Vs Nakazawa Army 5 Match Series: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Yukio Sakaguchi, KUDO, HARASHIMA & Michael Nakazawa (3) defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Kauzki Hirata, MIKAMI, Tetsuya Endo & Shigehiro Irie (1).
6a. Konosuke Takeshita defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with the German Suplex (6:23).
*Dino Army earns 30 points. Dino Army 135 – 75 Nakazawa Army.
6b. Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kazuki Hirata with a Running Kick (4:40).
*Nakazawa Army earns 30 points. Dino Army 135 – 105 Nakazawa Army.
6c. KUDO defeated MIKAMI with the Diving Double Knee Drop (6:33).
*Nakazawa Army earns 30 points. Dino Army 135 – 135 Nakazawa Army.
6d. HARASHIMA defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Somato (6:51).
*Nakazawa Army earns 30 points. Dino Army 135 – 165 Nakazawa Army.
6e. Shigehiro Irie Vs Michael Nakazawa ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
*Both teams earn 15 points. Dino Army 150 – 180 Nakazawa Army.
7. Bonus Track: Michael Nakazawa, HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano, Akito, Kota Ibushi, Daisuke Sasaki, Suguru Miyatake, KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Bernard Ackah, Super Sasadango Machine, Saki Akai, DJ Nira, Shunma Katsumata & Gota Ihashi defeated Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo, Gorgeous Matsuno, Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei, Shuji Ishikawa, Shigehiro Irie, Soma Takao, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, MIKAMI, Yoshihiko, Hoshitango, Makoto Oishi & Kota Umeda when Nakazawa pinned Honda with the Ultimate Venom Arm (8:26).
*Nakazawa Army earns 500 points. Dino Army 150 – 680 Nakazawa Army. Nakazawa Army Wins!

Danshoku Dino Army

Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo, Gorgeous Matsuno, Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei, Shuji Ishikawa, Shigehiro Irie, Soma Takao, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, MIKAMI, Yoshihiko, Hoshitango, Makoto Oishi and Kota Umeda

Michael Nakazawa Army

Michael Nakazawa, HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano, Akito, Kota Ibushi, Daisuke Sasaki, Suguru Miyatake, KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Bernard Ackah, Super Sasadango Machine, Saki Akai, DJ Nira, Shunma Katsumata and Gota Ihashi

DDT’s first show of 2015 featured the annual New Year Team Challenge in front of a packed Korakuen Hall (all tickets for the event were priced at 2,000 yen which I think is around €14/$17/£11). Danshoku Dino and Michael Nakazawa each captained a team and points were on offer for every match and challenge. Wins were worth 30 points and draws were worth 10 points. Keisuke Ishii was ill with a fever so Shuji Ishikawa took his spot in the Dino Army.


The main event was a five match series. Nakazawa’s team racked the most wins and at the end it looked like his team won the challenge. However as is tradition at this show an impromptu 34-Man Tag Team match took place with 500 points on the line. Everywhere you looked in the arena, DDT wrestlers were fighting each other. Kazuki Hirata stayed inside the ring to dance while chaos was happening around him. Nakazawa was in danger of losing when Kota Ibushi threw him like a javelin into the turnbuckles. But Nakazawa dodged the Diving Fist Drop from Antonio Honda and gave him the Ultimate Venom Arm for the ultimate victory. Nakazawa’s prize for winning the competition was 200 tickets for “SAITAMA SUPER DDT 2015”. He was told to sell them all when he moves to Singapore. Dino then invited Nakazawa’s wife Keiko Nakazawa into the ring. Michael said they will go to Singapore together but Keiko said she wouldn’t. She wished him luck and left the ring.


The new but probably not improved Golden☆Storm Riders failed to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles from Gorgeous Matsuno & the Brahman Brothers. Matsuno and Ibushi brawled around Korakuen Hall and at one point Ibushi tried to throw Matsuno over the balcony! The rookie Suguru Miyatake took the pin when he was accidentaly blinded with black ink spat out by his partners. Shuten-dōji were announced as the next challengers and will get their title shot at Saitama Super Arena.


Super Sasadango Machine brought along a doppelgänger for his tag match against Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi. Takagi unmasked Machine No. 2 and it turned out to be Bernard Ackah, as if it wasn’t obvious before. After the match Takagi asked Ackah why is he still hanging around? Does he want to be a pro wrestler? Ackah cried and admitted he wants to do pro wrestling. Takagi told Ackah he will get to wrestle at Saitama Super Arena.


The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title changed hands when Saki Akai pinned Yoshihiko in a 6-Man Tag match. Yoshihiko gave Akai the Hurricanrana for what looked to be the finish but Akai rolled him over with a Sunset Flip for the surprise three count. Akai’s celebration was cut short when Aja Kong attacked her from out of nowhere and hit the Brainbuster to win the title. Kong mocked Akai for winning the Best Rookie Award from Tokyo Sports. She then said she will be at Saitama Super Arena with the belt and will wait for anyone to come and get it.

Soma Takao came out to a new original entrance song.

Three extra challenges took place away from the ring. First, Dino and Nakazawa had a Karaoke Challenge. Nakazawa sang “Babe” and Dino sang “Scorpio Woman”. Dino scored more points but Amon Tsurumi decided to take part and sang “Broken Over The Radio”. His performance was so bad Dino forfeited the game. Second challenge was a quiz between Shigehiro Irie and Saki Akai. Both only got one answer correct so it was a draw. The third challenge was a penalty shootout between Happy Motels and Smile Squash. Happy Motels won it two goals to one.

DDT’s second Korakuen show in January takes place on the 25th. Akito will defend the DDT Extreme Title against Makoto Oishi. The main event will be a special preview of the two big matches taking place at “SAITAMA SUPER DDT 2015”. The KO-D Openweight and Tag Team Champions will team together against their challengers. HARASHIMA, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kota Ibushi, Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi!

The next Infomercial Match will take place on 18th January and will promote Pu Joshi Hyaku Kei, a book featuring illustrations of schoolgirls performing wrestling moves. Since the cover shows the Cactus Flower in action, Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi will take part in the match. Their opponents will be announced soon. Oh and everybody in the match has to wrestle in schoolgirl costumes.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2014” Results

December 23, 2014


DDT “NEVER MIND 2014”, 23/12/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,014 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. DNA Dark Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Kouta Umeda when Higuchi submitted Iwasaki with the Canadian Backbreaker (9:29).
1. Keisuke Ishii, Soma Takao, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Yasu Urano, MIKAMI, Antonio Honda & DJ Nira when Hirata pinned Honda with a Small Package (9:29).
2. Makoto Oishi defeated Akito with a Cross Kneelock (7:54).
3. Sanshiro Takagi defeated Bernard Ackah (w/ LiLiCo) with La Magistral Cradle (4:08).
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yoshihiko defeated LiLiCo (c) with a Diving Body Attack (12:41 pm).
*Yoshihiko becomes the 1,010th champion.
4. Golden☆Storm Riders New Member Final Audition: Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Gota Ihashi, Shunma Katsumata, Suguru Miyatake & Chinsuke Nakamura (11:34)
4a. Daisuke Sasaki eliminated Shunma Katsumata with the Cross Facelock (4:42).
4b. Kota Ibushi eliminated Chinsuke Nakamura with the Easy Last Ride (6:32).
4c. Kota Ibushi eliminated Suguru Miyatake with the Sit Down Last Ride (11:34).
*Suguru Miyatake passes the audition.
5. Michael Nakazawa Holiday Countdown 4 – Nakazawa’s Untold History ~History Did Not Move Much At The Time~: Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi defeated Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Takanashi pinned Nakazawa with a Cradle (0:29).
5a. Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi defeated Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Sato submitted Nakazawa with a Reverse Cross Armbreaker (8:58).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi when Takeshita pinned Sakaguchi with the German Suplex (18:08).
*V4 for Happy Motel.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Somato (22:21).


DDT ends 2014 with a sold out crowd at Korakuen Hall and a cleared path on the road to Saitama Super Arena next February. In the main event HARASHIMA put the KO-D Openweight Title on the line against Shigehiro Irie, the last member of Team Dream Futures to go through in his current title reign. Irie was fueled by his desire to get revenge for his friends but as always HARASHIMA’s training meant the champion came out on top. After the match Irie still wanted HARASHIMA to apologise to Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao but they pulled him away from the ring. HARASHIMA described Irie as a dangerous opponent and he was so strong that it was almost cheating. But he was still better. Kota Ibushi then entered the ring and faced off with HARASHIMA. Ibushi simply said “It’s been a long time. Saitama Super Arena. Thank you.”


Happy Motel is still accepting vacancies. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo scored their 4th successful defence of the KO-D Tag Team Titles against Shuten-dōji. The champs were able to get rid of KUDO and isolate Yukio Sakaguchi inside the ring. A short range Lariat from Takeshita, the Sky Twister Press from Endo and then a German Suplex from Takeshita was enough to put away Sakaguchi. Takeshita thanked Shuten-dōji after the match for their challenge. He and Endo are committed to be the future of DDT. Amon Tsurumi then approached the champs to give them a message. He has a world class tag team to challenge them at Saitama Super Arena… Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi! Endo said he will be ready to fight them and Takeshita said he wants to German Suplex Sekimoto!


Hikaru Sato wrestled in DDT again for the first time in 11 months as part of the finale of Michael Nakazawa’s farewell series. Unfortunately the match only lasted 30 seconds. Nakazawa took the quick loss in his stride and posed for a commemorative photo with the other wrestlers who just wanted to get the entire thing over with. Nakazawa gave a goodbye speech while the other wrestlers ignored him and walked to the back. Nakazawa then stopped himself and said he didn’t want to go out this way. This was not just Nakazawa’s farewell, it was the Nuru Nuru Brothers, Belt Hunter x Hunter and Shit Heart ♥ Foundation reuniting for one last time! “Please cooperate in making my memories! Ring the bell!” The match restarted and Nakazawa was attacked by Sato and Masa Takanashi, who were yelling “Thank you for the memories!” as they stomped him. Tomomitsu Matsunaga rallied the fans behind Nakazawa. Unfortunately in the end Nakazawa was put away by Sato’s Cross Armbreaker submission. After the match Sato told Nakazawa he hopes if Nakazawa ever comes back from Singapore he will have transformed into a new wrestler.


The Golden☆Storm Riders audition reached its conclusion as four men had to battle Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki in order to gain acceptance into the stable. Shunma Katsumata was the first eliminated when Sasaki tapped him out. The most notable contestant was Chinsuke Nakamura, a Shinsuke Nakamura impersonator. Ibushi and Chinsuke went at it in a preview of Ibushi’s upcoming Tokyo Dome match with the real Nakamura. Ibushi eliminated Chinsuke when he countered the Boma Ye into a gentle Last Ride Power Bomb. Suguru Miyatake and former member Gota Ihashi were left and fought their hearts out until Ibushi pinned Miyatake and called an end to the audition. Even though Ihashi was the sole survivor, Miyatake was picked as the winner! Ibushi then admitted he made up his mind before the audition even begun and it didn’t even make sense for the audition to happen in the first place! Ihashi complained about the decision but Ibushi knocked him out. Miyatake said he will work hard to live up to the stable’s name. The new Golden☆Storm Riders will challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on 3rd January.


Sanshiro Takagi made it his duty to return the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title to DDT from the popstar LiLiCo. Problem is she has Bernard Ackah as her bodyguard and he was instructed to bash anyone who got in her way. LiLiCo also got involved in the match when she could. But Takagi played dirty and pulled down Ackah’s shorts to distract him. He then rolled him over with La Magistral Cradle for the victory. LiLiCo tried to escape with the Iron Man Title but she was cut off at every corner by different wrestlers and carried back to the ring. Takagi asked for the belt once more but LiLiCo then attacked him with it! She yelled that she will be the eternal champion but then there was a blackout. When the lights came on Yoshihiko was perched on the top turnbuckle behind her! When she turned around Yoshihiko dove onto her and pinned her to win the title back for DDT! LiLiCo fled in a panic while Ackah apologised to her over and over. Ackah also said he wanted another match with Takagi. He underestimated him and said Takagi fought strong rather than fought dirty. He now understands that he must study more about wrestling to combat Takagi’s style.


Makoto Oishi scored a big victory over Akito, making the DDT Extreme Champion tap out. Obviously this makes Oishi the next challenger for the title. He is fine wrestling Akito in any match Akito can think of, especially if it involves idols.


Once again Kazuki Hirata’s Magnum mask went missing before his match. This time it was Antonio Honda who stole it and did the Magnum TOKYO entrance to make Hirata jealous.


Crazy & President will reunite for “SAITAMA SUPER DDT 2015” to take part in a Super TLC Match! Sanshiro Takagi & Jun Kasai will face two mystery wrestlers in a match that involves 10 Tables, 3 Ladders and 100 Chairs!


Three more DDT wrestlers will turn into gender-swapped characters for the Ring☆Dream web browser game. The new additions are HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi and Yoshihiko. HARASHIMA and Sakaguchi were both impressed with their characters. Sakaguchi said his one is a good woman while HARASHIMA called his character healthy looking. Yoshihiko’s character is described as a beautiful girl but as you can see above, it’s pretty creepy.

Michael Nakazawa To Leave DDT

December 1, 2014


Michael Nakazawa announced today that he will soon leave DDT. He will be emigrating to Singapore in January next year to become a Japanese and English speaking instructor for a gym. However he will return for one final match in DDT when they run the Saitama Super Arena in February. Nakazawa decided it is a good business opportunity for him as he approaches turning 40 years old. However he is saying nothing in regards to actually retiring from pro wrestling. In fact he may get to be involved with any plans DDT has to expand into Singapore next year. Nakazawa’s final match will be against Danshoku Dino in a special match between the two.


May 9, 2014


Shinjuku FACE
550 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Dark Exhibition Match: Gota Ihashi defeated Shun Miyatake with a German Suplex (3:33).
1. Makoto Oishi defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Miracle Ecstasy (6:05).
2. MIKAMI, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Hoshitango defeated Antonio Honda, DJ Nira & Guanchulo when Matsunaga pinned Guanchulo with a Back Drop (8:27).
3. Special Single Match: Minoru Suzuki defeated Michael Nakazawa with the Gotch-Style Piledriver (8:22).
4. Akito, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao with the Kinniku Buster (13:03).
5. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Ibushi pinned Hirata after the PK Heart (13:54).
6. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Times Fall Match: Masa Takanashi defeated Danshoku Dino (c) with a Leg Roll Clutch (13:48).
*Danshonu Dino fails in V2. Masa Takanashi becomes the 27th DDT Extreme Champion!
7. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano when KUDO pinned Urano with the Diving Double Knee Drop (16:13).

Akito found himself at a crossroads now that he is out of the KO-D Openweight Title picture. He could have gone back to teaming with Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi but he instead decided to do something new to become more powerful. What that was he didn’t reveal until after the main event. He approached the victorious Shuten-dōji with a can of beer in his hand. But just when it looked like he was about to have a toast with them he instead sprayed the beer in Masa Takanashi’s face! Akito then walked over to HARASHIMA and said they could make many dreams come true if they teamed together. HARASHIMA welcomed him to the team and he told Yasu Urano it was pretty nifty that Akito wanted to join them.

The DDT Extreme Title was up for grabs in a 3 Times Fall Match. The goal of the match is to pin your opponent for three seconds in a row. The catch is it did not have to happen in the same pinning attempt. For example at the start of the match Masa Takanashi quickly cradled Danshoku Dino for a two count. If Takanashi pinned Dino again he would just need a one count to win since he would have scored 3 seconds in a row. However quickly afterwards Dino pinned Takanashi for a two count, so Dino’s pin score was set back to zero while Takanashi was now in danger of losing. Takanashi was able to pin Dino to win the champiosnhip with a straight three count (pun not intended) when he countered the Gay-do Clutch into a Leg Roll Clutch. The new Extreme Champion then “honored” the former champ by calling him a “dumb bastard” and an “ugly fucking loser”. Makoto Oishi came to Dino’s aid and challenged Takanashi to a title match. Amon Tsurumi booked the match for Nagoya on 25th May. Oishi then said he wanted it to be the return of the Idol Lumberjack Death Match! Takanashi accepted and said he would have Emi Sakura on his side. Oishi mentioned she’s too mature to count as an idol but whatever.

Michael Nakazawa had a mountain to climb as he took on the no nonsense badass Minoru Suzuki. Nakazawa was convinced he could win and tried his best, he even attempted to summon his fighting spirit by getting into a chop battle. Suzuki wasn’t impressed and easily trapped Nakazawa in different submission holds. Every time Nakazawa was put in a hold he yelled “Impossible!” and wanted to give up. But Suzuki didn’t want the match to end so soon and he let go of his opponent just so he could apply more submissions. Suzuki eventually choked out Nakazawa with a Sleeper and was going to do the Gotch-Style Piledriver until Nakazawa tapped out before he was lifted off his feet. Suzuki didn’t care and he lifted up Nakazawa for the move until Yukinori Matsui stepped in and stopped him. When Nakazawa regained consciousness he asked Suzuki if they could team together. Suzuki shook Nakazawa’s hand but refused to let go. If Nakazawa wants to team with him so much then he’ll do it! In three months time they will team together. During those three months he’ll be training very hard and he wants Nakazawa to do the same so by the time they team up Nakazawa won’t be what he is now but he will instead become a hybrid wrestler! Suzuki already ordered Nakazawa to begin his first training session by doing 100 push ups right there in the ring. Nakazawa complained but Suzuki yelled that he summoned the demon instructor and must do what he says. Nakazawa could only do 10 push ups before collapsing. It’s going to be a long road ahead for him.

The Falls Count Anywhere Match was chaos. First of all, Kazuki Hirata did not appear with his team mates when they entered the ring. The match began with Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi suffering a 3-on-2 Handicap disadvantage until Hirata finally appeared in the crowd dancing to Magnum TOKYO’s theme song. When he entered the ring, Owashi stopped the dancing by Shoulder Blocking his partner. Takagi dragged Kota Ibushi out of the ring and then attacked him with a kewpie doll. Ibushi defended himself by twisting Takagi’s arm over and over. Hirata threw Kenny Omega into a closing elevator and turned around thinking he was now gone. The elevator opened up and Kenny reappeared to School Boy Hirata for a nearfall. Takagi and Daisuke Sasaki brawled over to a place selling adult DVDs and they had a duel using the DVDs as swords. Ibushi got a bicycle!!! He cycled into Hirata’s crotch while Omega and Sasaki held him in place. A box of posters was then brought in and used to great effect. Ibushi did his best Steve Blackman impression and attacked Hirata with the rolled up posters. Omega then somehow used a poster to power up his Hadouken launching Hirata into Ibushi’s German Suplex. Omega then placed the cardboard box over Hirata’s head and with Sasaki performed the PK Heart to win the match. Afterwards Takagi talked about Minoru Suzuki training somebody as useless as Michael Nakazawa. Suzuki then walked out with Nakazawa and forced him to wheelbarrow down to the ring. Suzuki said he can turn a useless dickwad into a hybrid wrestler in three months. He then lifted up Nakazawa for a Gotch-Style Piledriver and forced him to do push ups from that position.

Danshoku Dino passed a message on to Guanchulo from his mother. Guanchulo wanted his mom to attend his final show for DDT on 20th May but according to her message she will be visiting China on that date. However, she will send another message that will be shown to Guanchulo on the 20th.

Shun Miyatake was again told he will not debut properly if he keeps losing so easily in his exhibition matches.

Akitoshi Saito will compete on the 25th May show. Danshoku Dino expressed interest in having a match with him that night.

The line-up for King Of DDT 2014 was revealed. The winner of the 16-man tournament gets a main event KO-D Openweight Title shot at Sumo Hall on 17th August. This year there will be three qualifying matches for tournament spots. Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Daisuke Sasaki, Akito, Soma Takao, Kazuki Hirata and Tetsuya Endo will have to wrestle each other in matches that will take place on the 17th, 25th and 29th of May. The rest of the field are Makoto Oishi, Keisuke Ishii, Konosuke Takeshita, MIKAMI, Masa Takanashi, Yasu Urano, Yukio Sakaguchi, Danshoku Dino, Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi and the loser of KUDO Vs HARASHIMA. Shigehiro Irie will not enter because he has a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

Cherry announced the main event of her 10th Anniversary show on 1st June will be her against Aja Kong! They previously had a singles match on 13th November 2011 for Cherry’s “FANTASY ILLUSION” show. Cherry wrestled that match with a broken jaw so she was given a special rule where Jaiko Ishikawa was allowed to interfere and fight Kong. This time Cherry is in full health and she wants to face Kong under normal circumstances. Cherry also decided she will team with Danshoku Dino for her mixed tag match against Ladybeard & Saki Akai in Union on 18th May.

Antonio Honda announced a new match for his Anniversary show also on 1st June. It will be HARASHIMA, Riho & DJ Nira Vs Yuji Hino, Emi Sakura and The Great Kojika.


November 10, 2013


Nagoya Telepia Hall
399 – Super No Vacancy

1. Daisuke Sasaki defeated Guanchulo with the Crippler Crossface (10:05).
2. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated MIKAMI, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Tetsuya Endo when Irie pinned Endo with the Fire Thunder Driver (12:59).
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi defeated Kengo Takai & Koji Iwamoto when Owashi pinned Iwamoto with the Diving Body Press (11:32).
4. Stripped Bra Match: Antonio Honda defeated Michael Nakazawa when Honda stripped Nakazawa of his bra (9:28).
5. Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & DJ Nira defeated Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Gota Ihashi when Oishi pinned Ihashi with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (12:26).
6. Yasu Urano defeated Masa Takanashi with a Backwards Leg Roll (11:59).
7. HARASHIMA & KUDO defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Akito when HARASHIMA pinned Akito with the Somato (13:17).

Antonio Honda and Michael Nakazawa went kinky for their Irregular Rules match. Both of them had to wear a bra and whoever stripped the opponent of his bra would win. Nakazawa panicked during the match when he realised he didn’t know how to unhook a bra. He later unintentionally knocked out Yukinori Matsui when Honda used him as a human shield to block the Ultimate Venom Arm. He hit Honda with another Venom Arm and took off the bra but the ref was still down. Honda got up, hit Nakazawa with the Bionic Elbow, put his bra back on, woke up Matsui, landed a Diving Fist Drop and took off Nakazawa’s bra to win. He then called out HARASHIMA and said he will see him at the DDT Extreme Title match next week.

No Glass Slipper Necessary, More Hulk Hogan Gymnastics

April 29, 2013

Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
5,500 Fans

Mayu Iwatani, Lin Bairon, Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi defeated Eri Susa, Makoto, Michael Nakazawa & Hikaru Sato when Iwatani pinned Nakazawa with a Dragon Suplex (12:26).

Today was the big day for the Stardom joshi promotion. They ran an important show in Sumo Hall dedicated to the retirement of Yuzuki Aikawa. Miss Bouncy Bouncy received a lot of support from DDT during her pro wrestling career so it was fitting to see some of the wrestlers having a match on the undercard. The 8-Person Tag Team match had a crossover of talent from Stardom, DDT and Wrestling New Classic as Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi teamed with Stardom’s Mayu Iwatani and the new WNC Women’s Champion Lin Bairon to face Michael Nakazawa, Hikaru Sato, Eri Susa and the former WNC Women’s Champion Makoto. Nakazawa and Sato were in hentai mode with Nakazawa dressed as a nurse while Sato wore a women’s bathing suit. Ibushi and Makoto got to reignite their small rivalry when they paired off in the ring. Nakazawa was his usual creepy sense and attempted to apply the Ultimate Venom Arm on Iwatani. Makoto did not want her team to win that way and tried to stop him but got caught in the crossfire. Iwatani capitalised on the backfire and pinned Nakazawa with a Dragon Suplex in an impressive feat. Now, if someone from DDT is reading this could they please go console Sanshiro Takagi?


Meanwhile a few other DDT wrestlers appeared at the the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo to attend the Nico Douga Conference. Antonio Honda put on his red and yellow tights and brought Hulkamania to life again with a Hulk Hogan Gymnastics performance. He was cheered on by Danshoku Dino, Tsurumi Amon, Daisuke Sasaki, Hiroshi Fukuda and Chikage Kiba. The video of the original performance is one of the more popular sport videos on the website. The video can be seen here: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1333972847