Sendai Joins In The Toshimaen Fun, Dramatic Dreams Vol. 5, Right To Challenge Returns

May 22, 2018

DDT “ROJO WRESTLING IN TOSHIMAEN”, 25/05/2018
Tokyo Toshimaen

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Ippanjin Munenori Sawa & Meiko Satomura Vs X, X & X

Isami Kodaka, Shunma Katsumata, Meiko Satmoura and Cassandra Miyagi have been added to the show. Every match is planned to be a trios match with two men and one woman on every team. The only confirmed team so far is Satomura joining Sanshiro Takagi & Ippanjin Munenori Sawa. Their team name is Hentai Sendai Big Boss. Satomura isn’t thrilled with the name. The reason this show is taking place is because Toshimaen holds a dark secret. By day it is an amusement park but by night it transforms into a fighter training facility. The facility exists to develop a champion for Japan to enter the Fighting World Cup held every four years. Takagi claims that he has the management rights for Japan’s entry this year and put this show together to find his champion.

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

1. Yuni’s Net 2: Makoto Oishi, Saki Akai & Yuni Vs Danshoku Dieno, Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon
2. Sumo! Sumo! Sumo! U-Genes!: Toru Owashi & Hoshitango Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
3. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
4. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
5. 4 Way Tag Match ~ NAMBARAMBU!: Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Mizuki Watase & Daiki Shimomura
6. Special Single Match ~Steel~: Dick Togo Vs Naomi Yoshimura
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

DDT held a press conference backstage in Korakuen Hall after “AUDIENCE 2018” ended to promote this show. Yukinori Matsui commented on all of the matches because he is organising the show as the link between DDT and the Osaka wrestling scene. He put together the Shigehiro Irie Vs Magnitude Kishiwada match because of their interactions in last year’s “DRAMATIC DREAMS!” show. Bad blood still exists between the two and that was shown when they had a chair duel in front of everyone. Kuishinbo Kamen also interviewed Super Sasadango Machine from the front row. Finally, Konosuke Takeshita and Antonio Honda spoke about their upcoming match against each other. Takeshita feels free as a bird now that he no longer has the pressures of defending the KO-D Openweight Title. However the downside of that is he has nothing to connect with and feels kind of aimless right now. Honda values freedom in pro wrestling and hopes to teach that lesson to Takeshita.

Injuries have caused some changes in the card. Yuki Ueno hasn’t recovered so Naomi Yoshimura takes his place in the match against Dick Togo. Also Shoichi Uchida broke his heel back in April and has not recovered in time to wrestle on this show. The good news is Akito has recovered from his injury and gets his first match back here.

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

1. KO-D Openweight Title Next Challenger Decision & Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Rumble: X Vs X

The crazy rumble is back. Several prizes will be on the line including a guaranteed KO-D Title shot on 24th June. The other prize is the Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet. It works exactly like the Money In The Bank briefcase in WWE but there is the added condition that whoever owns the gauntlet has to defend it in every match they appear in until they cash in their title shot. There are usually several gauntlets up for grabs and that leads to a wave of gauntlet switches from wrestler to wrestler throughout the summer. It’s a handy way to make the lesser DDT shows more eventful to follow.

DNA “DNA 45”, 03/06/2018
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106

1. Great China Alliance Vs New Beijing Pro Wrestling!: Choun-Shiryu & Rekka Vs X & X
2. Yuki Iino Return Match: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Iino
3. Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Koji Kanemoto & Mizuki Watase
4. Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryota Nakatsu
5. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno

Koji Kanemoto is back in DNA teaming with Mizuki Watase. Will he be into Watase’s new fashionable suit?

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

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Winner of 29/5 Rumble

Irie doesn’t care who is next to challenge him or where it will happen. He wants to defend the KO-D Title around the world but until that gets set up, his next defence is scheduled for Korakuen Hall in June.

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI DEBUT 15th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL ~IN THE WORLD THERE IS NO STOREHOUSE~”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Isami Kodaka

Other wrestlers scheduled to appear include Emi Sakura, Yasu Urano, Cherry and the Brahmin Brothers.

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Takao Joins DAMNATION, Audience 2018 Matches, The Rest Happening In May

May 12, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOFU CHIKUWA~”, 12/05/2018
Tottori Yonago Industrial Gymnasium Sub Arena

1. Tottori Darazu Pro Wrestling Tag Match: Rey Falcon & Gaina Tiger Vs COW Saeki & DAISUKE
2. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Danshoku Dieno & Lowther Vs Toru Owashi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. 4 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs KUDO Vs Mad Paulie Vs Mizuki Watase
6. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
7. Yonago Specialty Irakuru! Special! Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi

The big news happening in DDT this week is Soma Takao breaking up the remains of Smile Squash so he can join with DAMNATION. This was a plan that had been brewing in the background for a long time and Takao isn’t just joining the unit to be another one of Dasuke Sasaki’s pets. Maybe by teaming with Tetsuya Endo, Takao can make Endo focus more. Endo seems to be more interested in showing off his pet beetle than wrestling his best lately.

Kouki Iwasaki was supposed to be wrestling this weekend but had to pull out due to acute gastroenteritis. In other words he has diarrhoea.

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

1. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
2. Toru Owashi & Yuto Aijima Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Makoto Oishi & Azul Dragon
4. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
5. Hakata Specialty Special 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
6. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Daiki Shimomura
7. DDT Extreme Title – Regular Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

HARASHIMA is using the same logic for his DDT Extreme Title defence against KUDO as Yuko Miyamoto did for him. HARASHIMA wants to be certain he can beat KUDO in a fair fight with no extra rules needed. This comes from KUDO beating HARASHIMA in their previous singles match last September.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO KITAZAWA IN THE SPRING, BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER!”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

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

Yuki Kamifuku has been accepted into NEO Biishiki-gun as an apprentice. Everybody associated with the unit is against this idea except for Saki-sama. Whatever she wants, she gets.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I HAVE NEVER SEEN 2018”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Shimokita Super Mixed Battle: Brian Aki & HARUKAZE Vs Hagane & Koharu Hinata
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yukinori Abe Vs Takeshi Okada & Black Ribera
3. Ganbare☆Gift To Wrestling: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Jason Kincaid
4. Attitude Of The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shota

Jason Kincaid has been impressing a lot of people in DDT during his stay. Ganbare☆Wrestling gets him for a show so he’s going against their own indie specialist Shinichiro Tominaga.

BASARA “VAJRA 68 ~OSAKA CLUB SHOGETSUKI~”, 20/05/2018
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Billy Ken Kid Vs Takato Nakano
2. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Yasu Urano & Fuminori Abe
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo Vs Manabu Hara & Akiyori Takizawa
4. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs X
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA, SAGAT & HUB
6. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

HUB is back to help out the IRON PRIEST half of the Metal Family.

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

0. Under Match: Rekka Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
1. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon, Rihotimo Dragon & Toru Owashi
3. Now Variety Group Vs New Variety Group – Summer Night Fever In Korakuen: Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Daiki Shimomura (w/ Yuki Iino)
4. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shunma Katsumata
6. Special Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

HARASHIMA gets his shot at revenge on Takao. But with Smile Squash pretty much done for, the numbers game is way against him now.

Kazusada Higuchi already defeated one half of the tag team No. 1 Contenders. Now he’s facing the other. Higuchi and Kota Umeda had a lot of battles against each other in the early years of DNA. It’s time to reginite that feud!

Makoto Oishi thinks the time for change has come. For too long DDT was built around men like Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda and Super Sasadango Machine. Oishi has found the next generation of wrestlers to take their place: Nobuhiro Shimatani, Daiki Shimomura, Yuki Iino and lastly of course himself. The two sides will battle for the future of DDT! At least that’s what Oishi wants to think.

We have another Lucha Libre superstar joining the ranks. Rihotimo Dragon makes her debut.

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

Popteen cover model Kumiko Funayama will be the special guest.

DNA “DNA 45”, 03/06/2018
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106

1. Great China Alliance Vs New Beijing Pro Wrestling!: Choun-Shiryu & Rekka Vs X & X
2. Yuki Iino Return Match: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Iino
3. Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryota Nakatsu
4. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno

The comeback rally by DNA has put Naomi Kingdom on the ropes. Yuki Ueno is winning more often and has become confident enough to challenge Naomi Yoshimura to a match.

Yuki Iino is making up for lost time by picking Umeda for his first match back.

Choun-Shiryu & Rekka have put aside their differences and are now strong allies again. Shiryu is confident that Rekka has what it takes to take part in New Beijing Pro Wrestling. China’s oldest wrestling promotion doesn’t want to be overshadowed by that fancy new stuff.

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

1. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Masato Tanaka Vs Kota Umeda

Umeda is 0-2 in his trial series so far and the matches are only going to get more difficult from here. Masato Tanaka is next on his list.


DNA “DNA 44” Results

May 9, 2018

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

1. Joji Otani defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Wrist Clutch Northern Lights Suplex (10:34).
2. Chinese Rebirth Of Revenge Match! Endless Battle!: Choun-Shiryu defeated Rekka with the Chinese Reverse Gory Special Bomb (9:19).
3. Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid defeated Tomoya Hirata & Brian Aki when Watase pinned Aki with the Back Drop (9:37).
4. DNA Vs Cavalry!: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kouki Iwasaki & MAO when Sekine submitted MAO with the Let’s Combine (13:24).
5. Kota Umeda defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Umeda Driver (11:45).
6. DNA-gun Vs Naomi Kingdom!: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda defeated Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo when Ueno pinned Jo with the Frog Splash (19:15).

The DNA side score another big victory over the Naomi Kingdom! But there wasn’t time for celebrations. Yuki Ueno went straight to the point and challenged Naomi Yoshimura to a singles match on the next DNA show. It was accepted and the match takes place on 3rd June in Shinjuku. Ueno said he will punish the Naomi Kingdom and a win over Yoshimura might end their feud for good.

Ryota Nakatsu and Kouki Iwasaki got into blows after Match #4. After they were pulled apart Nakatsu yelled at Iwasaki until Iwasaki threw a chair at him. Nakatsu challenged him to a match next month.

Yuki Iino announced his first match back from injury will happen at the 3rd June show. His opponent is Kota Umeda. Iino wants to beat Umeda and take over his role as DDT’s next rising star.

Choun-Shiryu and Rekka put aside their differences after their match. Rekka said that he fought with all his strength and lost but he was still happy to wrestle Shiryu. Shiryu said that Asia is moving quickly with the times. According to him the time for problems between nations, borders and race is over. As proof of this, Shiryu gave Rekka a New Beijing T-shirt as a gift and asked him to represent New Beijing at the next DNA show. Rekka accepted because they are now friends.

At the start of the show Daiki Shimomura pointed out that there are less fans in the crowd than usual today. He encouraged everyone to raise their efforts to have exciting matches for those who came to see them.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TEKONE SUSHI~” Results

April 30, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TEKONE SUSHI~”, 30/04/2018
Mie Messe Wing
333 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Makoto Oishi 39 Year Old Trial Single Match: Mad Paulie defeated Makoto Oishi with the Paulie Buster (6:47).
2. Takatimo Dradon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Sakaguchi was Disqualified for unmasking Hiratimo (7:55).
3. Kota Umeda & MAO defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Nobuhiro Shimatani when MAO pinned Shimatani with the Michinoku Driver I (9:27).
4. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Soma Takao ended in a No Contest (7:31).
5. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase defeated Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Kouki Iwasaki when Irie pinned Iwasaki with the Beast Bomber (13:08).
6. Keisuke Okuda Local Triumph! Special Tag Match: Keisuke Okuda & Naomi Yoshimura defeated HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno when Okuda pinned Ueno with the Kobayashi Special (18:11).
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Endo pinned Katsumata with the Shooting Star Press (17:32).

Daisuke Sasaki got to close out the show with a speech after he won the main event. He pointed out that he doesn’t have a championship right now but next time DAMNATION comes to Mie he will probably have one. He asked Mad Paulie if he agreed. Paulie just tilted his head and groaned. Sasaki then finished his speech. “We do not promise! We do not protect! Because we are DAMNATION! We never conform, we do not kiss ass, I want to see The Avengers soon!”

Maybe there is a little bit more to Keisuke Okuda wrestling today than just the show being in his hometown. He glared over at HARASHIMA and the DDT Extreme Title belt before the match began. Okuda tried to downplay it by repeatedly saying he hates DDT during his post-match interview backstage. He gets along with Naomi Yoshimura but other than the Naomi Kingdom he doesn’t belong to anything else. He only wants to destroy things. Yoshimura thinks the city should build a bronze statue of Okuda to show their appreciation.

Shigehiro Irie and Keisuke Ishii had a stare down after their 6-Man Tag Match. Ishii feels that Irie has definitely become stronger since they last fought each other. There is even more fire in Irie’s elbow strikes than before according to Ishii.

The match between Danshoku Dino and Soma Takao fell apart because Dino could not get his hands off of Takao. Every referee that tried to stop him got knocked out with a Lip Lock. Hisaya Imabayashi had to put on a referee shirt and step in but he also got a Lip Lock.

MAO was disappointed that he didn’t get enough ring time with Kazusada Higuchi before tomorrow’s KO-D Tag Team Titles match. Higuchi admits that Kota Umeda & MAO are strong together but tomorrow will be their real test.

The first appearances of Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon began with the two singing “Separados” together as they made their entrance. They asked for the match to be held under Lucha Rules but Toru Owashi threw both of them out of the ring and said he would fight by himself. Clearly Owashi is already sick of them and who they remind him of. Yukio Sakaguchi put Hiratimo in a Sleeper Hold but Hiratimo’s mask accidentally slipped off. Takatimo saw what happened and came up with an idea. He unmasked himself when the referee wasn’t looking, gave the mask to Sakaguchi and acted like Sakaguchi ripped it off his head. As per the rules of pro wrestling, unmasking the opponent is illegal. Shuten-dōji were disqualified and Owashi’s team were declared the winners.


DDT “STREET PRO WRESTLING IN KANAGAWA – DANSHOKU DINO CITY COUNCIL MEMBER!?” Results

April 27, 2018

DDT “STREET PRO WRESTLING IN KANAGAWA – DANSHOKU DINO CITY COUNCIL MEMBER!? THE ROAD TO”, 27/04/2018
Kanagawa Fujisawa Meiten Building
92,000 Viewers

1. Yuki Ueno & Makoto Oishi defeated Toru Owashi & Chinsuke Nakamura when Ueno pinned Nakamura with a School Boy (4:24).
2. Miyu Yamashita & Yuka Sakazaki defeated Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Kamifuku when Yamashita pinned Kamifuku with the Crash Rabbit Heat (3:54).
3. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kota Umeda defeated Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo when HARASHIMA pinned Jo with the Somato (7:43).
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Tanomusaku Toba when Takeshita pinned Toba with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster onto a Watermelon (12:20).
5. Reika Saiki & Lady Beard defeated Makoto Oishi & Maki Ito when Saiki submitted Oishi with the Tower Bridge (6:00).
6. Danshoku Dino & Fuji-kyun defeated Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi when Dino pinned Ihashi with the Danshoku Driver (3:57).
7. Danshoku Dino, Kazusada Higuchi, Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Dino pinned Takagi with the Danshoku Driver onto a Chair (7:43).

Danshoku Dino recently revealed his intentions of running for a seat in the Kanagawa City Council because he is “a pure white heart wanting change in the local government”. That struck a nerve with Sanshiro Takagi because of a failed political campaign that he himself was a part of in the same area during the 1990s. To this day the mere sight of his campaign poster is enough to give him PTSD. Dino announced his intention to visit Kanagawa today to meet the locals and Takagi promised to meet him there for a Street Pro Wrestling match.

Dino’s visit brought him to the Fujisawa Meiten Building as part of a livestream on AbemaTV. With him was his cabinet of wrestlers: his secretary Makoto Oishi, the carer of his personal belongings Yuki Ueno, Fujisawa local Yuki Kamifuku, campaign supporter Nodoka-oneesan and town mascot Fuji-kyun. When they approached the Meiten Building Dino learned that the building’s owner Hideyuki Yamada is a powerful figure who can help get Dino what he wants. They were greeted by Akinaga Toyomoto at the entrance. First part of the tour was the bookshop on the 2nd Floor.

Takagi was there in the bookshop along with Toru Owashi waiting for Dino to begin their match. Dino promised Yamada not to get involved in any violence himself so he offered Ueno & Oishi to take his place. Takagi sent Owashi to fight them along with a surprise, Chinsuke Nakamura! Out came Nakamura accompanied by a man with a violin to play Nakamura’s song. The match began and the wrestlers fought around the ordinary customers. Nakamura gave Oishi a Low Blow but Ueno rolled him up with a School Boy for the three count. Throughout the show, AbemaTV had a poll on their site asking viewers if they support Dino’s candidacy. After the first match the poll was 66.2% in favour of Dino.

They moved on to a clothing shop on the 3rd Floor. Miyu Yamashita & Yuka Sakazaki were there browsing through the aisle. Kamifuku told them she heard there were nice clothes on sale here but she would never wear the stuff they were looking at. That sparked Match #2: Kamifuku & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yamashita & Sakazaki. They fought over to a bookstore where they were warned not to damage any books. Nodoka grabbed a book and held it up to prevent her opponents from attacking her until she was disarmed. Sakazaki piled Nodoka on top of Kamifuki then hit the Magical Girl Splash from a stool. Yamashita then pinned Kamifuku with the Crash Rabbit Heat. The girls all got along afterwards and ditched the others so they could go get tea on the 1st Floor.

Dino went up to the stationary shop on the 4th Floor and bumped into the Naomi Kingdom. He caught Akira Jo trying to shoplift so the Kingdom attacked his cabinet. Dino called for help and it was answered by HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kota Umeda. A 6-Man Tag Match then took place. There was a string of Headscissors that was turned into a Crab Hold chain. Takao placed a shopping basket over Jo’s head and HARASHIMA hit the Somato for the win. Dino kicked the Naomi Kingdom out of the shop. However his approval score dropped slightly to 63.5%.

A message from Takagi was passed to Dino. It said Takagi was waiting for him in the 1st Floor market. Dino went down and there was Takagi in a sectioned off area. But it was a trap! Tanomusaku Toba appeared out of nowhere and knocked out both Oishi & Ueno. Dino called for help and saw that Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata were nearby having a meal. They expressed support for Dino and agreed to fight Takagi & Toba. They fought each other with chairs, traffic cones and food they bought from the nearby stalls. Takagi knocked Takeshita & Katsumata down in front of a car ride. Takagi got on the car ride wanting to run them over but all it did was rock back and forth. Takagi put Katsumata through a table with a Piledriver but Takeshita won the match by giving Toba a Brainbuster onto a watermelon.

Dino said his goodbyes to ALL OUT and moved on to an outdoor area where he saw Maki Ito arguing with DEADLIFT LOLITA. Both of them claimed they reserved the concert stage for a performance and sharing it wasn’t an option. Dino suggested they have a match to decide and ordered Oishi to be Ito’s partner. Ito did a stage dive onto everyone below. Oishi and Reika Saiki got back onto the stage and Saiki submitted Oishi with the Tower Bridge. She and Lady Beard got to sing while Dino went back inside the building.

All of the fighting so far took its toll on Dino’s cabinet. He was now the only one left as he approached the lecture hall. Inside he found a Smile Therapy session taking place by a man named Mr. Akasaka. The only people in there with him were Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi. They didn’t like Dino’s interruption and attacked him. Despite this, Dino refused to fight back. All looked grim when the mascot Fuji-kyun returned! It convinced Dino that pro wrestling is sport, not violence. Dino agreed and finally began to fight back. Together they defeated Ohka & Ihashi. Dino got to kiss Mr. Akasaka during the match. Afterwards Dino asked where the owner Yamada was. Akasaka said he was on the roof of the building.

Dino went up to the roof but couldn’t find Yamada. Instead there was Takagi and he was accompanied by DAMNATION! He said DAMNATION were now his friends but Daisuke Sasaki confessed that they were only teaming with him because he promised to pay them 15,000 yen. According to Sasaki that is way more money than what DDT usually pays them. Dino was in trouble but he suddenly got help in the forms of Kazusada Higuchi, Mike Bailey & MAO. This was it. The final battle! Tetsuya Endo, Bailey and MAO all did Moonsaults. Mad Paulie squashed some people. Higuchi blocked Sasaki’s Hurricanrana by whipping him into a fence. Takagi’s team got the upper hand and Takagi ordered DAMNATION to finish them off. However Sasaki demanded that they get paid another 15,000 yen as an extra charge. Takagi refused to DAMNATION abandoned him. It was now 4 Vs 1 in Dino’s favour and they all defeated Takagi. Dino’s final approval score was 61.3%.

The group all took a photo together on top of Takagi to use as Dino’s campaign poster. However Dino noticed that Yamada was still nowhere to be seen. A beaten Takagi told Dino where to find him, pointing over to an upper section of the roof. Dino went over and found Yamada sitting on a chair. Dino pleaded with Yamada to make him a City Council member. When Yamada didn’t respond, Dino turned him around and saw that he was dead! Akinaga Toyomoto appeared again and revealed he was spying on Dino all along. Hideyuki Yamada isn’t the most powerful figure in Kanagawa, it is Fuji-kyun! The screen faded to black over a narration explaining that Dino was defeated by Fuji-kyun, ending his political dreams. The end.


Heaven Summit Returns, Umeda Mad Dog Series, Dino’s Bat Butt Woes

April 19, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 65 ~FEAST~”, 20/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Best Stretchman Amazon
2. Fuminori Abe Vs Tanomusaku Toba
3. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Daichi Kazato
4. FUMA, SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Akiyori Takizawa
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano Vs Naoki Tanizaki, Yuki Aoki & Manabu Hara
6. Special Single Match: Minoru Tanaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

The participants for this year’s Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament will be announced during the show. The 2018 edition will be a 16-man single elimination playoff beginning on 23rd May until 12th July. A 500,000 yen cash prize is the reward for the winner. Along with the entrant reveals, the 1st Round match-ups will also be determined tomorrow.

DDT “SHIN SYU VERY MUCH! 2018”, 22/04/2018
Nagano Art Center Act Park

1. Antonio Honda Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO
3. 4 Way Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Shunma Katsumata
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
6. DDT Nagano Sales Manager Toru Owashi Local Triumph! “Owashi And Funny Friends Part 3” Special 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine

Masahiro Takanashi has the flu so he will not be wrestling on this show. Naomi Yoshimura replaces him.

DDT “VIDEO TEAM BOX OFFICE – BETAMANIA”, 23/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Special Single Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Deepthroat (w/ Genome Soldier A & Genome Soldier B)
2. Special Single Match: DT-YUTA Vs X
3. DT-YUTA Produce Match ~Rotten Bad And Rotten Edge~: 726 Vs KUDO
4. Goodbye Fukuda…Honorable! Crushing! Explosion! Special Exhibition Match!: Ryuhei Fukuda Vs Keisuke Ishii

Yumehito Imanari’s opponent sounds like a Metal Gear Solid reference to me.

Minoru Fujita and Shinichiro Tominaga will be involved with the show somehow.

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

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase
1. Yukio Sakaguchi, MAO, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao & Yuki Ueno
3. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
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: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs HARASHIMA
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

DDT is getting behind Kota Umeda after he won the Maji Manji tournament on “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” earlier this week. As part of the push, Umeda is going through a 7 Match series against some high profile wrestlers. His first opponent is Go Shiozaki from NOAH.

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

Umeda was so proud of his match with MAO in the Maji Manji final that he asked him to challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles together.

So far both episodes of the show have featured Danshoku Dino getting hit in the ass with a baseball bat by the weekly guest. He tried to attack the last guest Ririka Suto but Miyu Yamashita rescued her. That’s the set up for Dino versus Yamashita with the same baseball bat stipulation.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #2” Results

April 17, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #2”, 17/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
145 Fans – No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Rekka with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (3:58).
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi defeated Mad Paulie and Daiki Shimomura when Owashi pinned Shimomura with La Magistral Cradle (4:47).
1. 4 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi, Akito & Makoto Oishi and Ken Ohka & Lady Beard when Endo pinned Oishi with the Shooting Star Press (7:37).
2. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: MAO (54.6%) defeated Yuki Ueno (45.4%) by Audience Decision (5:00).
3. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Kota Umeda defeated Maki Ito with a Camel Clutch (4:24).
4. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Danshoku Dino with a Lariat (6:07).
5. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda when HARASHIMA pinned Honda with the Somato (8:28).
6. ALL OUT Vs Irie-gun: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Watase pinned Katsumata with a Tiger Suplex (9:40).
7. Maji Manji Tournament – Final: Kota Umeda defeated MAO with the Umeda Driver (6:29).

Kota Umeda is the winner of the Maji Manji tournament! He smashed through Maki Ito and then MAO to win a significant role on upcoming episodes of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”. His future plans were quickly laid out for all to see. First Umeda and MAO decided to team up and challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 1st May. Kazusada Higuchi welcomes the challenge and is excited to face an awesome combination of young power. Then Umeda was told he was getting a special match at Korakuen Hall on 29th April. He will be facing Go Shiozaki! Umeda even got to stand face to face with Shiozaki and slapped his hand away when he asked for a handshake.

It’s official, Mizuki Watase is on Shigehiro Irie’s side. The two worked well together and were strong enough as a pairing to beat Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata. Irie thanked Watase for sticking by him and said he will count on him from now on. Takeshita is unsure about how he can take on the destructive power of Irie’s moveset, particularly his Traffic Accident tackle. It’s a move that is hard for him to see coming.

At the end of the show Danshoku Dino, dressed in a suit and tie held a public press conference to announce he will be running for a city council position in Kanagawa later this year. Dino said that he cannot become a legend in DDT alone. He will have to go into politics to become a legend. Dino described himself as a pure white heart that wants to change the local government. He then used his campaign speech to make fun of Sanshiro Takagi’s failed political run in the same city way back in 1996. This sparked Takagi to run into the ring and attack Dino. When he left, Dino promised to bring “Love & Peace” to eliminate violence from the world. He asked for the fans to vote for him and bowed.

Yuki Ueno doesn’t understand why the audience voted for MAO instead of him in their tiebreaker. But he still blames himself for not being able to beat MAO within the allocated time limit. Maki Ito was more emotional over the result of her match. She felt she was still winning even when she was losing because she sensed the audience’s support for her throughout. So in a way she both won and lost today. She thinks a good thing about pro wrestling is there is no gender discrimination. Ito gets to fight anyone, man or woman!

The 6-Man Tag went a little out of control when Higuchi put Mike Bailey through the broadcast table with the Fire Thunder Driver! The spot didn’t effect the result though as Bailey’s partner HARASHIMA pinned Antonio Honda in the ring quickly afterwards.

Still feeling the pain and embarrassment from last week, Danshoku Dino had a trap in place to help him beat Naomi Yoshimura. He positioned Makoto Oishi outside the ring on one side and gave him instructions to reach in and trip Yoshimura by the legs at every opportunity. The plan backfired when Oishi mistook Dino for Yoshimura and tripped him. Yoshimura grabbed the baseball bat, beat Dino with it for a bit and pinned him with a Lariat. This week’s guest was Ririka Suto from NMB48 and it was her duty to hit Dino in the ass with the baseball bat because Dino lost. She did so but Dino threatened to do the same to Suto until Miyu Yamashita ran down and saved her. Dino then challenged Yamashita to a Ketsu Bat match at the next episode on 1st May.

Daisuke Sasaki announced he is bringing in a new pet for DAMNATION on 1st May. He has been feeling lonely without Shuji Ishikawa by his side lately. Ishikawa is too busy competing in the Champion Carnival. Sasaki warned all of DDT’s “incompetent B class garbage wrestlers” that there is a traitor among them!

Mad Paulie was back to his normal self today. He and Toru Owashi joined forces to give Daiki Shimomura a Double Choke Slam. Owashi convinced Paulie to climb the turnbuckles for a Reverse Splash. He then pinned Shimomura with La Magistral Cradle while Paulie was climbing.

Rekka has difficulty with landing his new Taiwan Elbow Drop move on target. It took several attempts at the move until he finally hit Kouki Iwasaki with it. He still lost.