BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~” Results

June 17, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~”, 17/06/2018
Miyagi Ward Cultural Center
144 Fans

1. Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano defeated Yasutaka Osera & Daiki Shimomura when Kubo submitted Shimomura with the Fuji Sai (10:03).
2. Best Stretchman V3 Final Chapter? “A Story That Does Not End”: Banana Senga & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon when Senga pinned V3 with a Jackknife Pin (8:16).
3. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & GAINA when Sekine submitted SAGAT with the Let’s Combine (16:14).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Yasu Urano defeated Fuminori Abe with a Figure 4 Leg Lock (16:42).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: FUMA defeated Takumi Tsukamoto with the Jawbreaker (12:52).

FUMA and Yasu Urano will join Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Ryota Nakatsu in the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ semi-finals. FUMA will face Hiroshi and Urano will face Nakatsu with both matches taking place on 28th June. Today’s win cheered up FUMA because his favourite heavy metal music festival LOUD PARK is not happening this year. When FUMA wins the Heaven Summit he will spend his prize money on a trip to Germany to go see Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy metal festival in the world!

In a back and forth contest, Urano had counters for many of Fuminori Abe’s moves. He turned the Manjigatame into an Anklelock then used the Modern Times backslide to set up a Figure 4 Leg Lock. Abe at this point at no energy left to fight back and tapped out.

Banana Senga gave Best Stretchman V3 a Low Blow to steal the win for his team. Banana Senga declared himself the winner of the final battle between him and Best Stretchman. He then promoted the next final battle between them to be held in Shin-Kiba 1st RING.

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Not A Lazy Sunday, What Are You Doing Sammy Guevara, TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE

June 15, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 16/06/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Saki Akai
2. Mike Bailey, MAO & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada
3. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
5. HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dieno Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Rey Paloma
7. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

The current Right To Challenge Gauntlet holders are Meiko Satomura (Red), Tetsuya Endo (Yellow), Mad Paulie (Green) and Hiratimo Dragon (Blue and Black).

DDT “DAY & NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018”, 17/06/2018
Matsuyama City Community Center Planning Exhibition Hall

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
2. 4 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO Vs Antonio Honda
3. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
6. Ryutaro Watanabe Debut Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryutaro Watanbe
7. If You Wrestle, Do Something Like This! Matsuyama Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

Sunday begins an incredibly busy day because FOUR shows from the DDT family in three different venues are taking place across Japan!

BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~”, 17/06/2018
Miyagi Ward Cultural Center

1. Best Stretchman V3 Final Chapter? “A Story That Does Not End”: Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Banana Senga & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs Yasutaka Osera & Daiki Shimomura
3. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & GAINA
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Fuminori Abe Vs Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: FUMA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

Three of the shows are taking place at the same time. DDT, BASARA and Tokyo Joshi Pro are all starting at 1:00pm local time.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Mizuki & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Reika Saiki Vs Yuki Aino
3. Maki Ito Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Miyu Yamashita Vs Nodoka-oneesan
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hikari
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi Vs Shoko Nakajima

The bracket goes out the window after this round. Semi final matches will be determined by a lottery.

Yuna Manase is still unable to wrestle because she is recovering from an illness.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Fresh Confrontation! Sweet Spring Cucumbers!: HARUKAZE Vs Kyuri
2. The Scent Of Ryukyu Blown By Ganpro ~Abandon Small Differences~: Shota & Rekka Vs Aaron Anders & Black Ribera
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Ideological Struggle ~The Enemy Of Yesterday Is The Friend Of Today~: Ken Ohka & Brian Aki Vs Yumehito Imanari & Takeshi Okada
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Chinko Pro Wrestling – First And Last Sexual Battle!?: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Mineo Fujita
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura

Ganbare☆Wrestling is all by itself in the evening. Between writing up these shows and watching the World Cup I’m going to be knackered come Monday.

BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH BOX OFFICE ~PUSHING FORWARD~”, 24/06/2018
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Yuki Aoki
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Gunso & Kabuki Kid
3. Takumi Tsukamoto, Akiyori Takizawa & Daiki Shimomura Vs Gouma Ryu, Minoru Fujita & Yasu Urano
4. Fuminori Abe Vs Manabu Hara
5. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
6. Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
7. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Cup Struggle Battle Royal: X Vs X

Takato Nakano gets a big singles match against Isami Kodaka when BASARA travels to his hometown of Kurashiki City.

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase & Aaron Anders
1. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. KUDO 15th Anniversary Memorial Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine
3. Worldwide Match: Mike Bailey Vs Sammy Guevara
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
5. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi

Texas high flyer Sammy Guevara makes his DDT debut. The kid has been tearing it up all over the place for the last two years so putting him against Mike Bailey is sure to result in a very exciting match.

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

1. Mr. Maji Manji Battle: Makoto Oishi Vs Kota Umeda
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Kota Umeda has been one of the most featured wrestlers on “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” since the first episode. However Makoto Oishi feels that he should be the star of the show. The two of them will fight over the claim. It’s a bigger deal for Oishi than Umeda though. Umeda has bigger fish to fry.

Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will be in attendance so he can kick Ken Ohka’s ass. This is not supposed to be a wrestling match, it is literally going to be Nasukawa kicking Ohka up the ass.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #11”, 10/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 4th Match: Dick Togo Vs Kota Umeda

Here is who Umeda is now focused on. Dick Togo is his next big challenge.

BASARA “VAJRA 73 ~REIGN SUPREME~”, 12/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry!: Gouma Ryu Vs Yoshihisa Uto
2. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Ryuichi Sekine
3. Isami Kodaka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match: Isami Kodaka & Naomichi Marufuji Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: X Vs X

Also appearing on the show are Manabu Hara, Yasu Urano, Tsutomu Oosugi (possibly not in Best Stretchman Amazon form), Hercules Senga (possibly not in banana form), Akiyori Takizawa and Takuya Nomura.

DNA “DNA 46 ~OSAKA’S FIRST EXPANSION! WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE DNA?~”, 16/07/2018
Osaka Konohana Community Hall

1. Irie-gun Vs Naomi Kingdom!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo
2. DNA Naniwa Summit Decisive Battle!: Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Also appearing on the show are Konosuke Takeshita, Koju Takeda, Tomoya Hirata, TORU, Katsumi Oribe, Yuma Kikuchi, Rising HAYATO, Yuki Aoki and Brian Aki.

“TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE”, 31/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takao Omori & Danshoku Dieno Vs Jun Akiyama & Dick Togo
2. Suwama, Ryota Hama & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino & Konosuke Takeshita

DDT will be participating in a special benefit show for Yoshihiro Takayama.


Right To Challenge Gets Busy, Senga Goes Bananas

June 11, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #8”, 12/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yoshihiko (c) Vs Saki Akai Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hiratimo Dragon Vs MAO Vs Makoto Vs Mad Paulie
3. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda
5. A Match To Verify What To Do In Order To Keep Ken Ohka From Crying Against Tenshin Nasukawa: Danshoku Dieno & Ken Ohka Vs Mike Bailey & Tanomusaku Toba
6. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
7. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Masato Tanaka Vs Kota Umeda

Three Right To Challenge Gauntlets are also on the line in the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title Battle Royal. One belonging to Mad Paulie and two belonging to Hiratimo Dragon. In past instances, wrestlers who eliminate a gauntlet holder in these matches even by throwing them out of the ring get to win their gauntlet. Usually the only way for a Gauntlet holder to survive is to win the match or eliminated themselves by jumping over the top rope.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 16/06/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Saki Akai
2. Mike Bailey, MAO & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada
3. Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
4. HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
5. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dieno Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Rey Paloma
6. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
7. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

Will we get our first Right To Challenge cash in here?

DDT “DAY & NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018”, 17/06/2018
Matsuyama City Community Center Planning Exhibition Hall

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
2. 4 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO Vs Antonio Honda
3. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
6. Ryutaro Watanabe Debut Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryutaro Watanbe
7. If You Wrestle, Do Something Like This! Matsuyama Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

Or maybe here?

BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~”, 17/06/2018
Miyagi Ward Cultural Center

1. Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs Yasutaka Osera & Daiki Shimomura
2. Best Stretchman V3 Final Chapter? “A Story That Does Not End”: Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Banana Senga & Akiyori Takizawa
3. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & GAINA
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Fuminori Abe Vs Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: FUMA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

The feud between Hercules Senga and the Best Stretchmen has driven Senga mad. So mad that he now wrestles in a banana suit and is called Banana Senga by the ring announcers. His first appearance as a banana saw him beat the Best Stretchmen in what was supposed to be the final match between them. However Best Stretchman V3 booked at least two more final matches between him and Senga this month. He wants to do more and more feud ending matches with Senga from now until I suppose the end of time.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Reika Saiki Vs Hyper Misao
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Miyu Yamashita Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi Vs Shoko Nakajima
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hikari

NEO Biishiki-gun will not be at the show because they are visiting Shikoku to research how they can solve their recent bad luck.

BASARA “VAJRA 73 ~REIGN SUPREME~”, 12/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Isami Kodaka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match: Isami Kodaka & Naomichi Marufuji Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: X Vs X

Isami Kodaka wants to team up with Naomichi Marufuji to face Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita.


Tokyo Joshi Enters King Of Trios, DAMNATION Picks Extreme 3 Way Match

May 31, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUKUBASAN~”, 02/06/2018
Ibaraki Tsukuba Capio

1. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Daiki Shimomura
2. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs KUDO, Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata
6. Tsukaba Specialty! Gama Oil Selling Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

It’s a new month and a new push towards the next Korakuen Hall show.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #7”, 05/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. Akito & Makoto Oishi Vs Kota Umeda & Daiki Shimomura
2. Toru Owashi & Riho Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai
3. Danshoku Dieno & Yoshihiko Vs Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
5. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (w/ Daisuke Sasaki)
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

Will all of the Gold’s Gym training pay off for Shunma Katsumata?

Ken Ohka is supposed to take part in a Punishment Match on “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” at some point. No sight of him here yet.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 09/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reika Saiki, Yuki Kamifuku & Hinano Vs Yuna Manase, Hyper Misao & Miu or Hikari
2. Miyu Yamashita & Raku Vs Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan
3. Saki-sama Vs Yuki Aino
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Azusa Christie Vs Rika Tatsumi
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1F: Shoko Nakajima Vs Maho Kurone
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1G: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1H: Marika Kobashi Vs Miu or Hikari

The big news coming regarding Tokyo Joshi Pro this week is their entry into the 2018 Chikara King Of Trios! The three longest serving women on the roster Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima are joining forces to enter the illustrious trios tournament being held in Easton, Pennsylvania on Labor Day weekend. Chikara are naming them the Tokyo Joshi Freedom Fighters to fit in with the Star Wars theme being used this year. This will be the American debuts for all three girls.

The DDT family have a history competing in Chikara’s big tag team tournaments over the years. KUDO, MIKAMI, MIYAWAKI and Yoshiaki Yago (the latter two represented K-DOJO but they were also regulars in DDT at the time) were part of the 2006 Tag World Grand Prix (which was how I discovered DDT in the first place). DDT have also sent teams to the 2007, 2008 and 2009 editions of King Of Trios with the likes of KUDO, Danshoku Dieno, Kota Ibushi and Michael Nakazawa involved among others.

BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~”, 17/06/2018
Miyagi Ward Cultural Center

1. Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs Yasutaka Osera & Daiki Shimomura
2. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & GAINA
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Fuminori Abe Vs Yasu Urano
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: FUMA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

The freelance from Tokushima, GAINA will be wrestling in BASARA for the first time. He’s been mostly wrestling for Michinoku Pro this year.

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi

Kazusada Higuchi gets the KO-D Openweight Title match after winning the Right To Challenge Rumble earlier in the week.

Daisuke Sasaki has decided on the stipulation for the HARASHIMA Vs Soma Takao match. He wants to make it easier for DAMNATION to get the DDT Extreme Title so he is putting himself into the bout to make it a 3 Way Match! All of DAMNATION have promised to be sportsmanlike for the match. Sasaki and Takao will not cheat. Tetsuya Endo and Mad Paulie will not interfere. Whether or not Sasaki is still injured entirely depends on if somebody wants to beat him up or not.


Reminiscing About Happy Motels, Right To Challenge Line Up, Heaven Summit Round 2

May 24, 2018

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. 4 Way Tag Match ~ NAMBARAMBU!: Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Mizuki Watase & Daiki Shimomura
2. Yuni’s Net 2: Makoto Oishi, Saki Akai & Yuni Vs Danshoku Dieno, Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon
3. Sumo! Sumo! Sumo! U-Genes!: Toru Owashi & Hoshitango Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
5. Special Single Match ~Steel~: Dick Togo Vs Naomi Yoshimura
6. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
7. DDT elder brothers Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (w/ Daisuke Sasaki)
8. Special Single Match ~Sustainable~: Shigehiro Irie Vs Magnitude Kishiwada
9. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

Konosuke Takeshita described his wrestling family. Yasu Urano was his dad, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi was his older brother and Antonio Honda was both his strange grandfather and respected uncle. Honda admits that his life changed after he and Takeshita wrestled together as part of the Happy Motels unit. He thinks Takeshita is so overflowing with positivity that it encouraged his own impulses to embrace everything. A pro wrestler can be both an athlete and a poet. Honda believes Takeshita has both of those qualities. Honda has always been there for Takeshita whether it was to give him advice about wrestling or just to lend him a CD or DVD. It was this relationship that made Takeshita understand the importance of having a “wrestling family”.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #6”, 29/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Keisuke Ishii & Daiki Shimomura
2. Shigehiro Irie Vs Rekka
3. Danshoku Soul Tradition: Danshoku Dieno Vs Tanomusaku Toba
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi (c) Vs Yoshihiko
5. HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani (w/ Daisuke Sasaki)
6. KO-D Openweight Title Next Challenger Decision & Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Rumble: KUDO Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mike Bailey Vs MAO Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kota Umeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Ken Ohka

Pretty much all of the notable contenders you’d expect are entering the Right To Challenge Rumble. The amount of prizes on offer in total won’t be revealed until the show takes place.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #7”, 05/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

ALL OUT were granted the No. 1 Contendership of the KO-D Tag Team Titles under one condition. Shunma Katsumata had to sign up for a Gold’s Gym membership. He did it and the title match can go ahead.

BASARA “VAJRA 70 ~NAGASONE KOTETSU~”, 10/06/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Gouma Ryu Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Best Stretchman Final Chapter? “Why Did They Have To Fight?”: Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Hercules Senga & SAGAT
3. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Yasu Urano & Daiki Shimomura
4. Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Manabu Hara Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi

Cavalry collide in the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ 2nd Round.

BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~”, 17/06/2018
Miyagi Ward Cultural Center

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Fuminori Abe Vs Yasu Urano
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: FUMA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

The rivalry between FUMA and Takumi Tsukamoto has come back thanks to the tournament.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Fresh Confrontation! Sweet Spring Cucumbers!: HARUKAZE Vs Kyuri
2. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura

Kyuri is from Ice Ribbon.

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title – DAMNATION Picks The Match Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Winner of 29/5 Rumble

HARASHIMA gave DAMNATION the rights to pick the stipulation match so he could get his hands on Soma Takao.


Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ 2018

April 27, 2018

This year’s Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ returns under a different format. Instead of a round robin tournament it is now a single elimination playoff featuring 16 wrestlers, most of who have competed in the previous years. The prize for the winner is 500,000 yen and every match has no time limit.

The notable name absent from the field is last year’s winner Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi. So far no reason has been given for why he isn’t there. The first timers are Fuminori Abe, Akiyori Takizawa, Manabu Hara, Minoru Fujita and Yasu Urano. Most of the rest have been in the previous two tournaments except for Takato Nakano, who was only in last year’s. This is the competition that made Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and normally he would be a favourite to go far but his new peaceful lifestyle along with a lack of recent ring time has me questioning if he can live up to his previous runs.

BASARA “VAJRA 69 ~FEAST~”, 23/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1A: FUMA Vs Daichi Kazato
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1B: Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1C: Manabu Hara Vs Takato Nakano
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1D: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Akiyori Takizawa
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1E: Isami Kodaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1F: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Minoru Fujita
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1G: Gouma Ryu Vs Fuminori Abe
8. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 1H: Yasu Urano Vs SAGAT

BASARA “VAJRA 70 ~NAGASONE KOTETSU~”, 10/06/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2A: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2B: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F

BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~”, 17/06/2018
Miyagi Ward Cultural Center

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2C: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2D: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H

BASARA “VAJRA 73 ~FEAST~”, 28/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi-Final: Winner Of Match 2C Vs Winner Of Match 2A
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi-Final: Winner Of Match 2B Vs Winner Of Match 2D

BASARA “VAJRA 74 ~REIGN SUPREME~”, 12/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: X Vs X