DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHIROISHI” Results

July 18, 2021

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHIROISHI”, 18/07/2021
Miyagi Shiroishi White Cube
394 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Hideki Okatani defeated Yuya Koroku with a Dragon Sleeper (6:39).
2. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino defeated Akito & Kazuki Hirata when Dieno pinned Hirata with the Danshoku Driver (9:30).
3. Chris Brookes defeated Yusuke Okada with the Ground Octopus Stretch (12:54).
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya when Paulie pinned Naya with the Reverse Splash (9:31).
5. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura when Higuchi pinned Nakamura with the Brain Claw Slam (13:01).
6. Shiroishi Specialty Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda when Akiyama pinned Honda with the Exploder Suplex (14:08).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) defeated Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Endo pinned MAO with the Shooting Star Press (24:41).
*V2 for DAMNATION.

Today Tetsuya Endo was fighting for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles, for DAMNATION and most importantly of all for the pride of Shiroishi City! The match came down to him and MAO fighting on the top turnbuckles. MAO tried to set up the Avalanche Michinoku Driver II. Endo instead hit the Tetsuya In The Sky With Diamonds for a nearfall. Endo then did the Shooting Star Press for the three count. The tourist ambassador for Shiroishi wins in his hometown!

While Endo bragged about “banishing” The 37KAMIINA from Shiroishi, Eruption entered the ring led by Saki Akai. She challenged DAMNATION for the 6-Man Tag Titles to determine which unit is the best. Endo would accept on the condition that Eruption can never step foot in Shiroishi again if they lose. Yuji Hino was confused to see a woman challenge him but Endo liked the challenge and accepted it. Hisaya Imabayashi decided the title match will take place at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”!

The pairing of Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda was a mini Happy Motels reunion. Honda worked over Makoto Oishi with a Cobra Twist. Takeshita then caused great damage to Oishi after he threw him away from a Tornado DDT attempt. Oishi was in bad shape from that point onwards and remained lying on the apron after he tagged out to Jun Akiyama. Honda missed the Gongitsune and hit Takeshita by accident. Akiyama then cleaned things up and pinned Hona with the Exploder. Oishi seemed to have an injured back coming out of the match and had to leave ringside on a stretcher.

Akito & Kazuki Hirata entered their match wearing their own Danshoku Dieno wrestling costumes. They later ditched the costumes and danced wearing Hirata GO! glasses. That lowered their guard for Dieno & Yuki Iino to make their comeback and win.


This Weekend Revolves Around The Trios Titles, Complete Beer Garden Cards, DDT Teenage Project

July 16, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 17/07/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Hikari Noa & Marika Kobashi Vs Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto
2. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Arisu Endo & Kaya Toribami
3. 3 Way Match: Yuki Kamifuku Vs Raku Vs Pom Harajuku
4. Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Nao Kakuta & Mahiro Kiryu
5. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Mizuki Vs Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume

Haruna Neko will be absent from the show due to family circumstances.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN UTSUNOMIYA”, 17/07/2021
Tochigi Prefectural Cultural Center Sub-Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Akito
2. Goro Tsurumi’s Genes Vs Mysterious Faction!: Sanshiro Takagi & Naoshi Sano Vs Danshoku Dieno & Demonio Uno
3. Utsunomiya Specialty Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Antonio Honda
4. Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
5. HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuki Iino
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie

This weekend The 37KAMIINA turns its attention over to DAMNATION.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHIROISHI”, 18/07/2021
Miyagi Shiroishi White Cube

1. Hideki Okatani Vs Yuya Koroku
2. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino Vs Akito & Kazuki Hirata
3. Chris Brookes Vs Yusuke Okada
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
5. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
6. Shiroishi Specialty Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles will be a big focus on this show. The 37KAMIINA and DAMNATION battle over the belts in the main event. Not far away from them, Saki Akai is cooking up an idea to bring the titles back to Eruption. The rest of Eruption aren’t hot on the idea and think Akai isn’t ready to go through with it. Whatever it is she is planning, she will take charge over it.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN NAGOYA”, 23/07/2021
Nagoya City Tsuyuhashi Sports Center

1. Antonio Honda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Miso Nikomi Udon! Kishimen! Ankake Spaghetti Special 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs The Intelligent Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Saki Akai & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Yusuke Okada & Yukio Naya
4. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Chris Brookes
5. Nagoya Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuya Koroku
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

As the summer tour rolls on, Konosuke Takeshita and Jun Akiyama are adding more stakes to their big title match. Now it is two big title matches.

DDT “JUN AKIYAMA LOCAL TRIUMPHANT RETURN! SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IZUMI”, 24/07/2021
Osaka Izumi City Plaza Yayoi no Kaze Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Momen! Shinju! Glass-like 3 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda
3. Eruption Vs DAMNATION!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura
5. Izumi Specialty Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Akito
6. HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Iino, Yukio Naya & Yuya Koroku
7. PIONEER NEXT Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jin Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Yuki Ueno’s focus is solely on Daisuke Sasaki, no matter what the rest of their units are up to.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1”, 30/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Akito & Gota Ihashi Vs MAO & Yukio Naya
2. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuya Koroku Vs Chris Brookes & Hideki Okatani
3. Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs SHINGO
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match ~Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Are Also A Classic!~: Danshoku Dieno Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno
5. Saki Akai Produce Match: Kazusada Higuchi’s Relative, Yukio Sakaguchi’s Relative & Saki Akai’s Relative Vs Kazuki Hirata’s Relative, Yuki Iino’s Relative & Keigo Nakamura’s Relative
6. HARASHIMA Produce Match – DISASTER BOX Vs Ganpro!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii

All three Beer Garden shows now have their full list of matches. HARASHIMA is inviting Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii from Ganbare☆Pro to test their mettle against him and Naomi Yoshimura.

The Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match means anything involving bicycles are legal! Sanshiro Takagi put the match together to celebrate a successful repair job on the Dramatic Dream bike after Kenoh broke it at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”. His opponent SHINGO is a relatively new wrestler from HEAT-UP. However his main career is in pro cycling with over 100 race wins under his belt.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 2”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Soma Takao Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Korku
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Chris Brookes, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda
4. Shunma Katsumata Produce – Hardcore 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
5. Makoto Oishi Produce Match ~ Our Youth: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs MEN’S Teioh, Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi
6. Tetsuya Endo Produce Match ~ CyberFight Concurso – DDT Novice Championship: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Seiya Morohashi & Gorgeous Matsuno

Four of the fittest bodies as deemed by Tetsuya Endo will face off in the main event. Hiroshi Yamato and Seiya Morohashi are both proud of their physiques. Gorgeous Matsuno’s body isn’t nothing to make fun of either at his age.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

0. Special Under Match – Ultimate Vs Supreme: Tetsuya Koda Vs Hisaya Imabayashi
1. Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Yukio Naya & Yuya Koroku
3. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Yuki Iino
4. Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
5. Rock & Roll Death Match: Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. Drunk Match: HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: Jun Akiyama, Yuki Ueno, Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo, Kazusada Higuchi, Naomi Yoshimura

The luck of the fan lottery might make Akiyama and Takeshita team together in the middle of their rivalry.

I can’t remember if HARASHIMA is a happy drunk or not. He shouldn’t be following Sasaki’s habits, that’s for sure.

The biggest feud in wrestling that nobody ever talks about, and for good reason, is back for another year. The DDT GM Hisaya Imabayashi takes another swing at the Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda. Just don’t embarrass yourself again, Imabayashi.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: X Vs X
2. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Shinya Aoki (c/c) Vs MAO
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

Yesterday Makoto Oishi made Shunma Katsumata submit and then demanded a KO-D Tag Team Titles shot. He is the leader of Junretsu so Akiyama has to go along with another big title match against Takeshita just one week before he defends the KO-D Openweight Title against him.

Speaking of double titles, Shinya Aoki now holds the DDT Extreme Title and the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. He has to defend both but he is busy falling for scams and losing his savings in the process. MAO was chosen to be his next opponent.

In news that makes zero difference to us non-Japanese speakers, the DDT Extreme Title has been renamed to… the DDT Extreme Title. In Japanese they are changing the name from DDT EXTREME級王座 to DDT EXTREME王座. So they’re just getting rid of 級 which means weight class or grade. I and everyone else always ignored that bit for the Extreme Title so nothing changes for us. While I’m at it I’m going to stop typing UNIVERSAL in upper case for the DDT Universal Title so I can keep things consistent.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
3. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
4. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Sasaki keeps getting quick wins over Ueno, all thanks to kicking him in the groin. Ueno wants to fight Sasaki in a clean match for once but he also realises this is just who Sasaki is. With that said, Ueno feels the need to defend the Universal Title no matter which version of Sasaki shows up. Sasaki accepts the match but warns that the humiliation he keeps putting him through is not good for Ueno’s career in the long run.

You are not reading the list wrong, there are currently two Match #1s. Since there will be two wrestling rings set up on site, DDT decided to put two singles matches that will both take place at the same time, one in each ring. There was not enough space on the card to do Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda and Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata one after the other so this was the compromise.

Two new debuts will take place on the show as part of a secret project DDT has been putting together. The DDT Teenage Project is a new class of young pro wrestlers that have been training in DDT’s dojo. The first two wrestlers to debut are El Unicorn (13) and Ilusion (18). There are two others currently in training and DDT are looking for more male students aged 15-18. DDT are still holding regular tryouts for new trainees over 18 alongside this project. This class is completely separate from DDT’s regular dojo training and the goal is to eventually launch a new sub-brand of wrestling shows for these wrestlers. El Unicorn stands out because his age is below the range allowed. There’s evidence out there suggesting who the kid will be under the mask. Not naming names but it’s obviously a certain kid DDT was already booking and training before the pandemic hit. Also Rekka on Twitter spoils it by pointing out the pun in El Unicorn’s name.


Pom And Others Pulled From This Weekend’s Shows, Goro Tsurumi’s Genes

July 7, 2021

Tokyo is entering a fresh state of emergency that will last until 22nd August so don’t get attached with the upcoming schedule. I suspect changes are coming. If they’re banning spectators from the Olympics then I can’t see fans allowed at wrestling shows either. That’s if wrestling shows can go ahead in Tokyo at all.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DON’T MISS THE SIGNS”, 10/07/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO GIRL 2 ~WOMEN ONLY ENTERTAINMENT~”, 11/07/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

News came out today that Pom Harajuku tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss this weekend’s shows. Miyu Yamashita and Yuki Aino were in recent close contact with her so they too are going to be absent while they self isolate. Last week Harajuku had a slight fever after receiving her first vaccine and when the fever did not disappear after a few days, she took a PCR test and it came back positive. She has since been feeling better but all three women will be under observation for a period of time until they are deemed ok to return. Both shows are currently having their match cards revised.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHINJUKU”, 15/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hideki Okatani
2. DDT Variety Group Summer Greeting Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
4. Tetsuya Endo, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Cs Akito, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno & Yuya Koroku Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
7. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – No DQ, No Submission Rules: Chris Brookes (E/c) Vs Shinya Aoki (I/c)

If nothing with the schedule changes then we’re going to see plenty of Jun Akiyama Vs Konosuke Takeshita tag matches in the next month.

Last time Yuki Ueno and Daisuke Sasaki were in Shinjuku FACE together, Sasaki beat him in under two minutes with a lot of cheating. Now is Ueno’s chance to get some revenge in the same building.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN UTSUNOMIYA”, 17/07/2021
Tochigi Prefectural Cultural Center Sub-Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Akito
2. Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
3. HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuki Iino
4. Goro Tsurumi’s Genes Vs Mysterious Faction!: Sanshiro Takagi & Naoshi Sano Vs Danshoku Dieno & Demonio Uno
5. Utsunomiya Specialty Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Antonio Honda
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie

Some old school indie sleaze makes its way onto the show. Both Sanshiro Takagi and Naoshi Sano were trained by Goro Tsurumi in the IWA Kakuto Shijuku promotion. Demonio Uno came from there too.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHIROISHI”, 18/07/2021
Miyagi Shiroishi White Cube

1. Hideki Okatani Vs Yuya Koroku
2. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino Vs Akito & Kazuki Hirata
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
4. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. Chris Brookes Vs Yusuke Okada
6. Shiroishi Specialty Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Chris Brookes and Yusuke Okada will face each other one on one for the first time.


Matches Changed For CyberFight Festival, Dieno Double Duty In Hiroshima, Tag League Winners Get Their Title Shot

June 2, 2021

DDT/NOAH/TOKYO JOSHI PRO/GANBARE☆PRO “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena

0. STARTING BATTLE KICKOFF ~Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer 10-Woman Tag Match~ Kaya Toribami Debut Match: Mirai Maiumi, Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo Vs Nao Kakuta, Raku, Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami
0. STARTING BATTLE ~ Staggered Admission Battle Royal: Yoshiaki Yatsu Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yusuke Okada Vs Yuya Koroku Vs Yuji Hino Vs Mohammed Yone Vs Shuhei Taniguchi Vs Akitoshi Saito Vs Masao Inoue Vs Yuna Manase Vs Shu Sakurai
0. STARTING BATTLE MAIN ~ Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishhi & Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Yumehito Imanari
1. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Yuki Iino & Toui Kojima Vs Junta Miyawaki & Kinya Okada
2. 3 Way Tag Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
3. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Takashi Sugiura & Kazushi Sakuraba
4. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Hideki Okatani Vs Masa Kitamiya
5. Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Hikari Noa, Mizuki & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi
6. Match Provided By NOAH: Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada & Hajime Ohara Vs Yoshinari Ogawa, HAYATA & Seiki Yoshioka
7. Match Provided By DDT: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao (w/ Mad Paulie) Vs Chris Brookes, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
8. DDT Vs Kongo Full Scale 12-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Akito, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya Vs Kenoh, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Manabu Soya, Haoh, Nioh & Tadasuke
9. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura
10. Princess Of Princess Title – Triple Main Event I: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
11. KO-D Openweight Title – Triple Main Event II: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs HARASHIMA
12. GHC Heavyweight Title – Triple Main Event III: Keiji Muto (c) Vs Naomichi Marufuji

Some big changes were made to the lineup thanks to some dramatic news over on the NOAH side. This past weekend Masa Kitamiya broke away from Kongo over a grudge he holds with Katsuhiko Nakajima that he just cannot keep to himself for any longer. Now that Kongo has six members instead of seven, a decision was made to turn the 14-Man Tag Match into a 12-Man Tag. Kitamiya will now be put into a singles match against Hideki Okatani, who has been pulled from the DDT team to even the numbers.

On the same show Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine at long last achieved their goal of getting a match booked with Takashi Sugiura & Kazushi Sakuraba. Sugiura had just beaten Sakuraba in a GHC National Title defence when Sasadango & Dieno arrived at ringside. They offered Sugiura-gun two options for their potential match. Either a Guru Guru Bat Death Match or Sasadango & Dieno challenge for the custom made SUGI & SAKI championship belts. Sugiura accepted their challenge for a match but didn’t explicitly say which option he wants. If it’s going to be a title match for those belts then so be it. Sakuraba likes that idea because defending the belts will raise their prestige even if it is against Sasadango & Dieno.

There are also some wrestlers who cannot be on the show for various reasons. YO-HEY and Yasutaka Yano were recently in contact with somebody who had tested positive for Covid-19 so they are staying away from the show. Keigo Nakamura is also treating an injury to his right ACL that he suffered in Kumamoto last Sunday.

One last note on this, I won’t be writing a preview for the show like I normally do for the supercards. The majority of the matches do not have much story building up to them and that is still loads to write about without saying much. I also don’t know a lot about current NOAH (for example last time I paid attention to Shuhei Taniguchi he was under a mask hooking people with a garden fork, now I find out he became disco buddies with Mohammed Yone) so I can’t offer much for their side of the show.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 1ST ROUND”, 10/06/2021
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match ~ Blow Away King Of DDT 2021!: Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Iino Vs Yusuke Okada, Yukio Naya, Hideki Okatani, Toui Kojima & Yuya Koroku
1. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1A: HARASHIMA Vs Makoto Oishi
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1B: Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1C: MAO Vs Soma Takao
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1D: Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1E: Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1F: Shunma Katsumata Vs Jun Akiyama
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1G: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura
8. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1H: Tetsuya Endo Vs Chris Brookes

A lot of the wrestlers who missed out on King Of DDT will still get stuff to do while the tournament is going on.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TOUR 2021 IN HIROSHIMA (NOON)”, 12/06/2021
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Studio

1. Chris Brookes & Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
2. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Akito, Yusuke Okada & Yukio Naya
3. Eruption Vs Junretsu!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani
4. Danshoku Dieno, Local Hiroshima Triumphant Return! Playfulness Series Act 2: Danshoku Dieno Vs Toui Kojima
5. The Fate Of Those Who Are Chosen To Win! Hiroshima Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Rey Paloma & Antonio Honda
6. DISASTER BOX Vs The 37 KAMIINA!: HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO

A doubleheader in Hiroshima is built around Danshoku Dieno as the hometown hero. Also Rey Paloma gets to show up.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TOUR 2021 IN HIROSHIMA (NIGHT)”, 12/06/2021
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Studio

1. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & Shunma Katsumata Vs Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Iino
3. DAMNATION Vs The Iyasareru!: Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA & Kenshin Chikano Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
5. Danshoku Dieno, Show It In Your Hometown, Hiroshima! DDT Variety Team Soul!!: Danshoku Dieno & MAO Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match Without Justice: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato

Kenshin Chikano is probably only there because it’s a local booking but he’s a guy I would like to see more often in DDT.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 2ND ROUND”, 20/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H

At the moment Shinya Aoki holds the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. As always plans could change before the scheduled title defence takes place.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN OSAKA”, 26/06/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

The Ultimate Tag League winners are now targeting the KO-D Tag Team Champions. When Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata received their trophies, Katsumata called out the challenge to Smile Pissari for the belts. Takeshita challenged for the belts with MAO back in February but couldn’t come out on top back then. Switching over to Katsumata might be the right idea. It certainly paid off already so far. Yuji Okabayashi’s next available date to wrestle in DDT isn’t until the end of the month so the title match is happening in Osaka on the 26th.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHIROISHI”, 18/07/2021
Miyagi Shiroishi White Cube

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs X, X & X

Tetsuya Endo made the demand to get a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence in his home city of Shiroishi. He was surprised more than anyone else when Hisaya Imabayashi agreed to it with no complaints. The idea of a champion defending in his hometown is never a bad one.


DDT “TETSUYA ENDO’S LOCAL TRIUMPH! D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 PURSUIT BATTLE” Results

December 21, 2019

DDT “TETSUYA ENDO’S LOCAL TRIUMPH! D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 PURSUIT BATTLE”, 21/12/2019
Miyagi White Cube
502 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yuki Iino defeated Keigo Nakamura with the Haka Elbow (6:48).
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda when Hirata pinned Honda with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (11:55).
3. 3 Way Match: Akito defeated Soma Takao and Mizuki Watase when Akito submitted Watase with the Scorpion Deathlock (11:02).
4. Tag Match Of The Tohoku Hero & Gorgeous Matsuno: HARASHIMA & Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Danshoku Dieno & Hiroshi Yamato when Matsuno pinned Dieno with a Danshoku Driver Cutback (12:58).
5. DDT Megatonweight Match: Bull James defeated Yukio Naya with the Doink Drop (8:20).
6. Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Chris Brookes & Makoto Oishi when Ueno pinned Oishi after the Osaka Trad (15:35).
7. Tetsuya Endo Local Triumph! Shiraishi Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Jinsei Shinzaki when Endo pinned Katsumata with the Shooting Star Press (17:34).

In the main event the DAMNATION wrestlers all attempted to do Jinsei Shinzaki’s Praying Power Bomb at the same time but they were all blocked with Back Body Drops. They recovered and singled out Shunma Katsumata for the finish, with Tetsuya Endo getting the pin. Afterwards Endo shook Shinzaki’s hand. Endo told the Shiraishi crowd that their city flourishes at midnight when there is only the flashing traffic lights illuminating the area. Shiraishi is where Endo was born and raised which means Shiraishi is also the home of DAMNATION.

The Nautilus team think they have gained some good experience from the D-Ou Grand Prix. They also now have a chance to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles because Naomi Yoshimura defeated Daisuke Sasaki. However that was the only victory Yoshimura claimed in the tournament while Yuki Ueno was able to beat Endo and Keisuke Ishii. They now know they will need each other to become champions.

When Gorgeous Matsuno pinned Danshoku Dieno in their tag match, Dieno warned him that he is part of the new generation coming to knock the O-40 Champion off his perch!


BASARA’s December Show, Endo’s Homecoming, New Year’s 1st Round

December 6, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 114 ~BANQUET~”, 17/12/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & X Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Masato Kamino & Daiki Shimomura Or Takato Nakano
2. Isami Kodaka Vs Daiki Shimomura Or Takato Nakano
3. Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Daichi Kazato & Tsutomu Oosugi
4. Takanashi Appears In The Turnabout Pro Wrestling Trial!: Gouma Ryu Vs Banana Senga Vs Masahiro Takanashi
5. IRON FIST TAG Titles Next Challenger Decision Match: Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura

The winner of the Daiki Shimomura Vs Takato Nakano match on 15th December will get to decide if they want to be in the 8-Man Tag Match or the singles match against Isami Kodaka. The loser will be put in the match the winner did not pick.

DDT “TETSUYA ENDO’S LOCAL TRIUMPH! D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 PURSUIT BATTLE”, 21/12/2019
Miyagi White Cube

1. Yuki Iino Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. 3 Way Match: Soma Takao Vs Akito Vs Mizuki Watase
4. Chris Brookes & Makoto Oishi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
5. DDT Megatonweight Match: Bull James Vs Yukio Naya
6. Tag Match Of The Tohoku Hero & Gorgeous Matsuno: HARASHIMA & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Danshoku Dieno & Hiroshi Yamato
7. Tetsuya Endo Local Triumph! Shiraishi Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Jinsei Shinzaki

One week before the D-Ou Grand Prix final, DDT will be heading to Tetsuya Endo’s neck of the woods with Jinsei Shinzaki as the special main event guest.

Proceeds from the show will be donated to Shiraishi City for those who were affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2019 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT”, 31/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Daichi Hashimoto & Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Orca Uto
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Iino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hashimoto
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1C: HARASHIMA & Yuya Aoki Vs El Lindaman & Yukio Naya
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Yuji Okabayashi & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Chris Brookes
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1E: Ryuichi Kawakami & T-Hawk Vs Soma Takao & Kota Sekifuda
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1F: Brahman Shu or Brahman Kei & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tetsuya Endo & Takuya Nomura
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1G: Yuko Miyamoto & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Ryota Hama & Yuki Ueno
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1H: Isami Kodaka & Yuki Ishikawa Vs Ryuji Ito & Shunma Katsumata
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1E Vs Winners Of Match 1F
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Winners Of Match 1G Vs Winners Of Match 1H
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
15. New Year’s Eve! Defeat Hunger! Very Funny! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino, Drew Parker & Mizuki Watase
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The first two rounds are drawn. The semi-final match-ups will be randomly determined on the night.