DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2019” Results

March 11, 2019

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2019”, 10/03/2019
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall
271 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase when Sakaguchi submitted Watase with the Modified Cobra Clutch (8:03).
2. Oshu Three Big Single Match: Keisuke Okuda defeated Kazuki Hirata with a School Boy (15:04).
3. Oshu Three Big Single Match: Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi with a School Boy (7:39).
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Bull James, Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda when Takao pinned Honda with the Gin And Tonic (10:42).
5. Osaki City Origin MAO Local Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Hardcore Match: MAO & Mike Bailey defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Sendai Bean (Tsuyoshi Kikuchi) when MAO pinned Takagi with the Cannonball 450 through a Plastic Case (16:19).
6. ALL OUT Vs DISASTER BOX: HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino when HARASHIMA pinned Katsumata with the Somato (12:41).
7. Born In Shiroishi City Tetsuya Endo Local Triumph! – Oshu Three Big Single Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Akito with the Shooting Star Press (22:46).

After the main event Tetsuya Endo talked about the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake because this weekend was the 8th anniversary of the disaster. On that day, Endo was having his school graduation ceremony. When he stood waiting at the Sendai train station when the earthquake alarm suddenly began. The centre of the station’s ceiling collapsed and he ran away. He wondered if this was reality because it felt like he was in a movie as he ran. It was a horrible experience but now eight years later he is able to wrestle in Miyagi along with the rest of DAMNATION. His point was that human beings are strong, both those in the ring and those who came to see the show today.

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi allegedly wasn’t in the venue in time for his match so Sanshiro Takagi’s new partner was Sendai Bean (Kikuchi doing a weird Mr. Bean imitation). However during the match Sendai Bean went missing and Kikuchi reappeared to take part in the match, despite still wearing the Sendai Bean costume. The Hardcore Tag match saw Takagi put both MAO & Mike Bailey through a table with a Diving Body Press, the return of the Dramatic Dream Cycle, plenty of broken plastic cases, MAO giving Takagi a Michinoku Driver onto a ladder and a Cannonball 450 through a plastic case. MAO apologised to the fans for the sudden decision to make this a hardcore match without any explanation.

Bull James joined in with Antonio Honda’s Gongitsune story after he accidentally tripped over him and hurt himself the same way Honda always does.

Match #2 looked like it was going to have no ending when Keisuke Okuda threatened to snap Kazuki Hirata’s glasses in two. Hirata ran off scared and Okuda chased after him. They reappeared in the next match and accidentally interfered in the contest Toru Owashi and Makoto Oishi were having. After more shenanigans, Okuda and Owashi both pinned Hirata and Oishi with School Boys at the same time to win their matches.


Kikuchi Returns In Miyagi, BASARA Korakuen Update, DISASTER BOX Reunion, Ohka Vs Kodaka

March 1, 2019

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2019”, 10/03/2019
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Bull James, Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
3. ALL OUT Vs DISASTER BOX: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & HARASHIMA
4. Oshu Three Big Single Match: Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi
5. Oshu Three Big Single Match: Keisuke Okuda Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. Born In Shiroishi City Tetsuya Endo Local Triumph! – Oshu Three Big Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito
7. Osaki City Origin MAO Local Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Hardcore Match: MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

MAO’s homecoming is going to have a special guest invited, one who is definitely more famous. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi is back in DDT to reunite his TKG48 team with Sanshiro Takagi!

BASARA “BASARA 91 ~BETTER BREAK~”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei Vs Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man
3. Steel Can Hardcore Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Jun Masaoka
4. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Kobayashi-gun: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Abdullah Kobayashi, Yoshihisa Uto & Hideki Suzuki
5. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Jun Masaoka turned down an offer to join Takumi Tsukamoto’s side. He wants to fight him instead.

Yasu Urano, Minoru Fujita and Ikuto Hidaka will all be on the show.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2019”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs Mizuki Watase
1. Sanshiro Takagi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keisuke Okuda
2. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda & Asuka
3. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Bull James, Kota Umeda & Naomi Yoshimura
4. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Riki Choshu, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Yeno Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Gota Ihashi
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako & Chihiro Hashimoto
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao
7. DDT Extreme Title – #ExtremeRuleThoughts: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Muscle Sakai

Nobuhiro Shimatani returns from injury while Bull James gets his first taste of DAMNATION.

DDT “DRAMATIC HAGOROMO DENSETSU 2019”, 23/03/2019
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill

1. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. MAO VS Antonio Honda
3. Bull James & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Keisuke Okuda & Yuki Ueno
5. Old And New DISASTER BOX All Together!: Toru Owashi, Shogo Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
6. Shizuoka Triumph! Makoto Oishi Ambition Of Sengoku Gunyu-den ~Sontaku~: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA Vs Mad Paulie

I think they missed an opportunity for the DISASTER BOX reunion. If you want Shogo Takagi to team with the new gen version of the group wouldn’t it make more sense to team him with Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura? Another idea is replace the ALL OUT team with the Ueno, Yoshimura & HARASHIMA for a full blown DISASTER BOX match.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WE WILL ROCK YOU 2019”, 23/03/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Heisei Last GanJo Special Tag Match: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs “Showa” (Bambi) & “Heisei” (Cherry)
2. Challenge Of Cameraman Imanari: Yumehito Imanari Vs Minoru Fujita
3. Union Pro Wrestling Memoir! Daihyo Vs Daihyo, Single Match Of Doom: Ken Ohka Vs Isami Kodaka
4. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Takeshi Okada & Mitsuo Momota Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Chikara & Shuhei Washida
5. Tiger Vs Dragon: Shuichiro Katsumura & Shota Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura

Memories of Union Pro will come flooding back when Ken Ohka and Isami Kodaka face off. Both of them have long and storied histories with the sub-promotion during its ten year existence. Kodaka was there from the start while Ohka arrived six months after him. They have grown and evolved a lot since its closure.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~” Results

May 4, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 04/05/2018
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall
301 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Toru Owashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the PK (6:29).
2. 3 Way Match: Hiratimo Dragon defeated Antonio Honda and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi by Disqualification when Kikuchi unmasked Dragon (10:06).
3. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao defeated Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno when Takao pinned Oishi with the Official Endless Waltz (11:44).
4. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Mad Paulie ended in a No Contest (8:09).
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid defeated Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki when Irie pinned Iwasaki with the Beast Bomber (9:27).
6. Born In Shiroishi Tetsuya Endo Triumph! DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Shooting Star Press (16:01).
7. Osaka City Origin MAO Local Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi & MAO defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when MAO pinned Katsumata with a Cannonball 450 (20:01).

MAO thanked Kazusada Higuchi for providing strong support as part of their main event victory. Even though the show was in MAO’s home city he didn’t get a hero’s welcome from the crowd. He told them that broke his heart.

Tetsuya Endo dedicated his win over Masahiro Takanashi to Daisuke Sasaki. He also isn’t happy that he has to replace Sasaki as Soma Takao’s opponent this Sunday. According to Endo he never agreed to take the match.

Keisuke Ishii avoided Shigehiro Irie as much as he could during their trios match. Irie said DDT is giving them several opportunities to fight before their KO-D Openweight Title match so Ishii can’t run away from him forever.

Danshoku Dieno’s urges got out of control and caused his match with Mad Paulie to be called off. Paulie, Yukinori Matsui and Yuki Iino were all targeted by Dieno.

In the 3 Way Match Antonio Honda unmasked Hiratimo Dragon by accident. In a panic Honda threw the mask to Tsuyoshi Kikuchi. Kikuchi wore the mask and tried to continue wrestling but the referee disqualified him and awarded Hiratimo the victory.


Daisuke Sasaki Injured, Korakuen Ready For Tokyo Joshi And BASARA, DDT In May

May 2, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2018 ~BREAK MYSELF!~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuna Manase Return Match: Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Hinano Vs Mizuki, Raku & Miu
2. Yuki Aino Debut Match: Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs Yuu & Hikari
3. Maki Ito Vs Riho
4. Maho Kurone & Su Yung Vs Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki
5. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Hyper Misao Vs Jun Kasai
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Still a lot to come during Golden Week. Tomorrow is the big day for both Tokyo Joshi Pro and BASARA. First up is Tokyo Joshi and plenty of the wrestlers there are going into the show with something to prove. Rika Tatsumi wants to prove she is worthy of becoming the champion. Marika Kobashi wants to prove to NEO Biishiki-gun that she is no longer the weak little girl they like to bully. Hyper Misao wants to prove that pro wrestling can be a creative outlet for anybody. Maki Ito wants to prove that she doesn’t need a decade plus of experience like her opponent Riho to succeed. We also have the in-ring debut of Yuki Aino, the first appearance of Su Yung and the return of Yuna Manase.

BASARA “VAJRA 66 ~COMMEMORATING THE HEAVENLY HEART~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Elimination 8-Man Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Yusuke Kubo
2. Takato Nakano Vs Manabu Hara
3. Fuminori Abe Vs Masato Tanaka
4. Count Down To Extinction ~ Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Jun Kasai & Gunso
5. Cavalry Vs Aikata Tag!: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
6. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Return Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Osamu Nishimura
7. Union MAX Title & DOVE World Title: Isami Kodaka (U/c) Vs Naoki Tanizaki (D/c)

BASARA then gets the spotlight in the evening as Isami Kodaka defends the Union MAX Title against the DOVE World Champion Naoki Tanizaki in a double championship match. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi returns from a long absence with a new peace of mind and a desire to wrestle against Osamu Nishimura. Cavalry get in the ring with Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita and Fuminori Abe faces Masato Tanaka in a battle between goofy monk and human bullet.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 04/05/2018
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Toru Owashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. 3 Way Match: Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda Vs Tsuyoshi Kikuchi
3. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Mad Paulie
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Born In Shiroishi Tetsuya Endo Triumph! DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Osaka City Origin MAO Local Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO

Daisuke Sasaki suffered an injury to his right leg during yesterday’s show. He has been taken off the remaining DDT shows taking place this week and the cards have been reshuffled as a result.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2018
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Uendo & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
3. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hiratima Dragon
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & MAO Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Antonio Honda
6. Department Of Civil Engineering, Hachinohe Institute Of Technology (Now Disappearing) Makoto Oishi Triumphant Return! Aomori Specialty Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita

MAO is added to the Smile Squash side to take on the whole of Shuten-dōji. With Yukio Sakaguchi now in that match, Danshoku Dieno gets Hiratimo Dragon all to himself.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. HARASHIMA, Tomoya & Makoto Oishi Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
2. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Konosuke Takeshita & MAO Vs Koji Yoshida & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Daiki Shimomura
5. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda
6. Special Single Match: Soma Takao Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. Sapporo Specialty From The North Special 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda

Soma Takao was supposed to get a singles match with Sasaki here. He gets Tetsuya Endo instead.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #4”, 08/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Rekka
0. NO TV Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. 3 Way Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Makoto
3. Men’s Soul Tradition: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi
4. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match ~ Hardcore Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Kota Umeda
5. Maji Manji Big Three Single Match: Soma Takao Vs Mad Paulie
6. Maji Manji Big Three Single Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yuki Ueno
7. Maji Manji Big Three Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo

Makoto Oishi is tired of being Dieno’s lackey or at least he is whenever there is a cute idol watching at the commentary table. Dieno has been made a fool of in every episode so far. Can he end his Maji Manji losing streak here?

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

It’s been loss after loss after loss for Shunma Katsumata recently. Konosuke Takeshita doesn’t get it. Katsumata was supposed to improve as a wrestler when he joined ALL OUT but the results just aren’t there. Takeshita is looking forward to wrestling in matches without championship consequences for now. He decided to challenge his stablemate to a match to see if Katsumata really is good enough to team with him.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #5”, 22/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno

Kota Umeda gets another crack at SekiGuchi and the KO-D Tag Team Titles. This time Yuki Ueno wants to join him. They won the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles together so they have a chance here.


Irie Brings In A New Dawn, Will Things Change?

April 30, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Kouki Iwasaki
1. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
2. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao
4. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Miyu Yamashita
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & MAO

Unless it’s being done to attract the audience early, surely Shigehiro Irie’s match should be placed later in the card now that he is the champion. The match is also meant to push his title defence against Keisuke Ishii.

Smile Squash gets a shot at revenge on DAMNATION after the heel group tried to recruit HARASHIMA then immediately attacked him.

Kendo Kashin is still sending friendly text messages to the DDT offices that are meant for Gota Ihashi.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 04/05/2018
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KUDO Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi
3. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Mad Paulie
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Osaka City Origin MAO Local Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
7. Born In Shiroishi Tetsuya Endo Triumph! DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Both Tetsuya Endo and MAO are from Miyagi so they have to share their homecoming show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2018
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Hiratimo Dragon
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Toru Owashi Vs MAO & Yuki Ueno
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata, Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Antonio Honda
6. Department Of Civil Engineering, Hachinohe Institute Of Technology (Now Disappearing) Makoto Oishi Triumphant Return! Aomori Specialty Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita

With Kazuki Hirata banished from Japan again, Hiratimo Dragon takes his place in the previously announced 3 Way Match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Antonio Honda
2. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
3. Konosuke Takeshita & MAO Vs Koji Yoshida & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Tomoya Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Smile Squash are down to two members with Yuko Miyamoto and Yasu Urano both cutting ties from the group. Maybe Tomoya can attach himself to the unit.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #4”, 08/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Makoto
2. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match ~ Hardcore Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Kota Umeda

Kota Umeda’s trial continues with a clash against Big Japan’s own Ryuji Ito.

Joshi wrestler Makoto appears in DDT for the first time in a very long while. She has been in sub-brands like Ganbare☆Wrestling and New Beijing a few years ago but I can’t remember when she was last in DDT proper.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

HARASHIMA wants to avenge his defeat to KUDO last year. He is willing to put his newly won DDT Extreme Title on the line to do so.

Yuto Aijima and Azul Dragon will be on the show.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

Irie’s first defence is against an old friend. A former friend too. They held the All Asia Tag Team Titles together but that’s all in the past. Ishii has only beaten Irie twice in singles matches but that was early in their careers. Since then Irie has gotten the upper hand and has won more of their matches against each other. Both are champions now and currently feel they are the best they’ve ever been.

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

1. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
2. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
3. Crash The Super Heavy Special Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura, Mad Paulie
4. Special Single Match ~Clouds~: Yuki Ueno Vs Dick Togo
5. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

The teams for the Super Heavy Tag match will be determined during the show.

Magnitude Kishiwada and Shoichi Uchida will also be wrestling.


Schedule For Golden Week 2018, Akito Injured, Kincaid Coming To DDT

April 26, 2018

DDT “MAX BUMP 2018”, 29/04/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki
1. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Shunma Katsumata
2. Yukio Sakaguchi, MAO, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao & Yuki Ueno
4. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 1st Match: Kota Umeda Vs Go Shiozaki
5. Cherry’s Last DDT Match!: Danshoku Dino, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Cherry, Francoise☆Takagi & Makoto Oishi
6. DDT Extreme Title – Regular Rules: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs HARASHIMA
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

Akito suffered a ruptured biceps tendon in his right arm during last Sunday’s main event. He is expected to miss several months. With this injury the card for “MAX BUMP 2018” has been changed around not just to accommodate his absence but also to feature a debuting foreign wrestler.

Shigehiro Irie promised to bring over a friend of his from America to DDT. The only hint he gave was by calling his friend “The Gift”. It has since been announced that Jason Kincaid is coming to DDT. Kincaid is a 14 year veteran and had a lengthy 5 year reign as the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion. Kincaid will be teaming with the person who seems to be Irie’s only friend left in DDT, Mizuki Watase as part of a 3 Way Tag. That match replaces the originally planned ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION tag team bout that Akito was meant to be in.

The DDT Extreme Title match will just be a regular pro wrestling match with no extra stipulations added. Yuko Miyamoto made this decision because he has never had a proper one on one match with his friend. He strongly wants to find out if he can beat HARASHIMA under a normal ruleset.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TEKONE SUSHI~”, 30/04/2018
Mie Messe Wing

1. Makoto Oishi 39 Year Old Trial Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Mad Paulie
2. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda Vs Kota Umeda & MAO
4. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Soma Takao
5. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Ishii, Masahiro Takanashi & Kouki Iwasaki
6. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
7. Keisuke Okuda Local Triumph! Special Tag Match: Keisuke Okuda & Naomi Yoshimura Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

DDT gives Keisuke Okuda the limelight for his return home.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Miyu Yamashita
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & MAO

Kendo Kashin has been sending daily messages to DDT addressed to Gota Ihashi. In these messages Kashin talks about drinking tea (every message included this), checking his blood cholesterol level, recommending 1,000 hindu squats, losing sleep because he keeps thinking about Ihashi, talking about a train accident that happened near his home, eating an Siberian onion and describing his experience with using Uber. What the fuck is up with this guy?

BASARA “VAJRA 66 ~COMMEMORATING THE HEAVENLY HEART~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Manabu Hara
2. Fuminori Abe Vs Masato Tanaka
3. Count Down To Extinction ~ Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Jun Kasai & Gunso
4. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Return Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Osamu Nishimura
5. Elimination 8-Man Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Yusuke Kubo
6. Cavalry Vs Aikata Tag!: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
7. Union MAX Title & DOVE World Title: Isami Kodaka (U/c) Vs Naoki Tanizaki (D/c)

The 8-Man Tag Match is now under Elimination rules after a confusing request by Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 04/05/2018
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Mad Paulie
2. Born In Shiroishi Tetsuya Endo Triumph! DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

The latter half of Golden Week focuses on a few Road To Ryogoku shows held in some of the wrestlers’ hometowns.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2018
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Department Of Civil Engineering, Hachinohe Institute Of Technology (Now Disappearing) Makoto Oishi Triumphant Return! Aomori Specialty Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita

A big match for Makoto Oishi. Maybe he can finally get something of a new direction because Shunma Katsumata and MAO have left him for dust ever since the NωA split.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Antonio Honda
2. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Tomoya Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Noriyuki Yoshida will be on the show for his first DDT appearance since October 2017.

BASARA “VAJRA 67 ~EMBRACING THE AMBITION~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Susukino Mars Gym

1. Takato Nakano Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Katsuo Vs Daichi Kazato, Hiroshi Kondo & Daiki Shimomura
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano
4. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naoki Tanizaki & Manabu Hara
5. NWA World Jr. Heavyweight & International Jr. Heavyweight Titles: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka

BASARA is having a busy schedule for Golden Week too.

DNA “DNA 44”, 09/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Joji Otani
2. Chinese Rebirth Of Revenge Match! Endless Battle!: Choun-Shiryu Vs Rekka
3. Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Brian Aki
4. Kota Umeda Vs Daiki Shimomura
5. DNA Vs Cavalry!: Kouki Iwasaki & MAO Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
6. DNA-gun Vs Naomi Kingdom!: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo

The DNA Vs Naomi Kingdom grudge continues. Both Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki have been able to get wins over the enemy unit in singles matches but under tag matches it’s been pretty much all Naomi Kingdom victories save for a DQ loss here and there.


DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2017” Results

November 12, 2017

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2017”, 12/11/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall
286 – No Vacancy

1. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Irie pinned Hirata with an Electric Chair (7:33).
2. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Takanashi pinned Oishi with the Hangover!! (7:08).
3. Memory Of Wonderful Wrestler Vs Gongitsune!: Keisuke Ishii defeated Antonio Honda with a Frankensteiner (8:31).
4. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Danshoku Dino & Nobuhiro Shimatani by TKO when Sakaguchi used the Sleeper Hold With Mustard On Shimatani (8:38).
5. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki when Takeshita pinned Iwasaki with the Surprise Rose (12:06).
6. The Best One Is Shiroishi City! No, It Is Osaki City! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Mike Bailey & MAO when Endo pinned MAO with the Shooting Star Press (16:44).

In the Battle of Miyagi Tetsuya Endo and MAO fought representing their respective hometowns, Shiroishi City for Endo and Osaki City for MAO. The match sponsor presented a 30kg bag of rice to MAO & Mike Bailey before the match began as a gift of encouragement. Unfortunately for them, Endo got the better of MAO and pinned him with the Shooting Star Press. Endo called out to Bailey after the match and told him the DDT ring is not his to love. He asked if his Japanese has gotten any better. If not then Bailey should study more because the other Canadian Endo knows can speak it fluently. Daisuke Sasaki cooled down the situation by suggesting Endo and MAO get along and unite for the good of the Miyagi prefecture. It was a trap and the DAMNATION wrestlers attacked MAO & Bailey. Sasaki then said he doesn’t know anything about Miyagi but Shiroishi is the best! Endo told MAO to return to the Osaki countryside.

ALL OUT and HARASHIMA came close to trading blows again after their latest match together. The two sides held up their respective championships belts during their face off after the match ended.

Danshoku Dino was shocked to discover that one of the fans he kissed during his entrance was a woman! When he recovered from the shock he changed subject to Nobuhiro Shimatani. He found out that somebody covered Shimatani’s mouth guard in mustard before the match. Dino decided to become “Sherlock Homo” so he can solve the mystery. Shimatani accused Yukio Sakaguchi for being behind the prank. Dino declared if their team could beat Shuten-dōji then that proves Sakaguchi is guilty. But if Shuten-dōji wins then Shimatani would have to apologise to him. Sakaguchi got his hands on the mustard tube and shoved it into Shimatani’s face during a Sleeper Hold. Yukinori Matsui thought the situation was so dangerous to Shimatani’s well being that he stopped the match and declared Shuten-dōji the winners. Sakaguchi was still in a sour move after the match but he washed the bad taste out of his mouth with sake.