DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #4” Results

May 23, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #4”, 23/05/2020
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1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Honda ended in a No Contest (10:19).
*No successful defence for Danshoku Dieno.
2. Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya when Akito submitted Naya with the Figure 4 Leg Lock (9:35).
3. Jun Akiyama defeated Mizuki Watase with the Exploder Suplex (11:21).
4. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Chris Brookes and Naomi Yoshimura when Sasaki pinned Yoshimura after the Praying Mantis Bomb from Brookes (11:47).
*V2 for Daisuke Sasaki.
5. Yoshihiko defeated Konosuke Takeshita with the Reincarnation (22:21).
6. Special Tag Match: Masato Tanaka & HARASHIMA defeated Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao when Tanaka pinned Takao with the Sliding D (15:07).
-. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) defeated Shinya Aoki with the Sliding D (8:26).
*V4 for Masato Tanaka.

Busy day for Masato Tanaka. He went into today’s episode of DDT TV SHOW focused on meeting his closest challenger Tetsuya Endo in a tag match. With the help of a Reverse Hurricanrana from HARASHIMA, Tanaka knocked out Endo with the Sliding D. The duo then picked apart Soma Takao until the inevitable victory.

A revived Endo tried to confront Tanaka after the match but he was suddenly interrupted by Shinya Aoki! He came out to cash in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet for a KO-D Openweight Title shot right away! From the start Aoki targeted Tanaka’s arm and used a Key Lock to put his opponent in immediate danger. Tanaka escaped the ring after a rope break and challenged Aoki to come fight him outside. Aoki avoided being ambushed with a chair and again went after Tanaka’s left arm. It was a valuable tactic that cut off Tanaka whenever he tried to fight back. It took one opening for Tanaka to beat Aoki. He used a pin to break out of a Cross Armbreaker and then struck Aoki with the Sliding D. The surprise was enough to keep Aoki down for the three count! The two bowed to each other after the match.

Another Right To Challenge Gauntlet has been vanquished. One more is left but there is also the KO-D Challenger Sword held by Endo. It was decided by Hisaya Imabayashi that Endo’s title shot will take place at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 2” on 7th June! Endo said he does not care about MAO being the last remaining Gauntlet holder, he is entirely focused on hunting Tanaka to win the KO-D Title! Tanaka said whether it is Endo or MAO kneeling in front of him, he will continue to hold the KO-D Title until he goes to Saitama Super Arena!

Yoshihiko has made a clean sweep through ALL OUT! The final battle in the “ALL OUT, All Dead” campaign saw the doll defeat Konosuke Takeshita in a mighty conflict. Takeshita swung Yoshihiko round in circles, Yoshihiko did the Styles Clash, Takeshita did an Avalanche Brainbuster to the outside. There was nothing either wrestler wouldn’t do to win. That includes relying on others. The other ALL OUT members interfered to help out their partner. They then ganged up on Yoshihiko after the referee got accidentally knocked out. All looked lost when suddenly the lights went out. When they came back on Yoshihiko was joined by another battle doll. It was the return of Akihiro! Together they sent ALL OUT packing and left Takeshita begging for mercy. They gave him a Double Canadian Destroyer. Yoshihiko had the match won but it picked Takeshita back up and gave him the Reincarnation to win with authority. The lights went out again as the two dolls stared down at their defeated enemy.

MAO was pulled from the show at the last minute because of an injury so the DDT UNIVERSAL Title was now being defended in a 3 Way Match. At first Daisuke Sasaki and Chris Brookes only wanted to fight each other so Naomi Yoshimura couldn’t get a look in. From there it was a scramble to get the win. Brookes gave Yoshimura the Praying Mantis Bomb but Sasaki threw him out of the ring and stole the three count to remain as champion.

Brookes called the result a load of shit. Sasaki taunted him by saying he will never get the UNIVERSAL Title back. He then gave Brookes a Low Blow and threw him out again. Sasaki announced his next challenger will be Shunma Katsumata because he wants to have a Hardcore Match and also Katsumata is the weakest member of ALL OUT. Katsumata came out carrying a baseball bat covered in toy blocks. He admitted he has never beaten Sasaki but if “Super Hardcore Shunma” even has a 1% chance of winning, he will take it. Suddenly Isami Kodaka made his return to DDT and entered the ring. He has won all of DDT’s main championships but this UNIVERSAL Title is new to him. Sasaki accepted Kodaka’s challenge and told Katsumata he had no need for him anymore. Katsumata struck Sasaki with the bat causing a fight to break out between the three of them. Imabayashi calmed everyone down and decided they will have a Hardcore 3 Way Match for the title. Sasaki wasn’t conscious at this point so everyone assumed he’d be okay with it. Meanwhile Brookes is pissed off he can’t get a one on one match with Sasaki for the title.

Ambushing Jun Akiyama with his own Jumping Knee Attack is a good way to show you’re taking a match seriously so well done Mizuki Watase. Trying to beat him with a Front Necklock also takes some balls. In the end though Akiyama hit his own Knee Strikes and won with the Exploder Suplex. It will take some time but Akiyama hopes to train the DDT wrestlers to put more weight and soul into their Elbow Smash exchanges.

Yuki Iino threw his weight around in Match #2. He hit a Double Spear to Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya. Then when Akito put Naya in the Figure 4 Leg Lock, Iino hit him with a low level Spear leading to Naya tapping out.

Lately whenever Danshoku Dieno and Antonio Honda fight over the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title their matches just seem to fall apart. This time Honda channeled the power of Gongitsune to possess other people. Dieno could resist it by putting his hands over his ears but for people like Hideki Okatani, Keigo Nakamura, Daisuke Kiso and Hisaya Imabayashi they could not be as fortunate. Honda’s plan backfired when the Gongitsune group turned on him, forcing him to be possessed by his own power! Together they all ganged up on Dieno until the room went dark. Dieno woke up in his own home. It was just a nightmare. Or was it? When he left the room we found out Okatani was hiding underneath the covers, still possessed by Gongitsune…

DDT TV SHOW #4 Full Card, TJPW PPV, Unmanned Pro Wrestling, Peter Pan Now 2 Nights

May 19, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #4”, 23/05/2020

1. Akito & Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Jonda
3. Special Tag Match: Masato Tanaka & HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao
4. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yoshihiko
5. Jun Akiyama Vs Mizuki Watase
6. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Keigo Nakamura
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Chris Brookes Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs MAO

The DDT TV SHOW is now established on the schedule with more weekly episodes taking place until at least 20th June. Daisuke Sasaki has to defend the DDT UNIVERSAL Title against three wrestlers who all want to take the belt from him. Shinya Aoki versus Keigo Nakamura for the DDT Extreme Title finally takes place. Mizuki Watase dug up the courage to challenge Jun Akiyama. After last week’s calamity of a match, Danshoku Dieno and Antonio Honda get a re-do for their Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title bout.

Next, let’s move over to the KO-D Openweight Title scene. Tetsuya Endo regained the KO-D Challenger Sword and can now challenge Masato Tanaka for the title whenever he wants. Tanaka is coming in to face Endo in a tag match. One bad result for Endo will dash his plans for a second time and whether it is Tanaka or HARASHIMA who pins him it will be another wild twist in the title scene. Or maybe Soma Takao throws a wrench in and beats Tanaka himself?

And let’s not forget about Yoshihiko’s blood feud with ALL OUT. The doll has checked off every member from its list, except for Konosuke Takeshita. This is the last stand for ALL OUT. Either Takeshita banished the threat or it’s a total party kill.


The return of Tokyo Joshi Pro after a two month absence will be a special PPV event broadcasting on the OPENREC streaming service. Seven matches will be on offer with the regular roster taking part. The stream is available in three tiers, each includes live viewing and VOD until 16th June. The show will be added to WRESTLE UNIVERSE after that date.

The Regular Tier costs ¥1650. You get 100 Yell Points which briefly posts a message of support for the wrestlers on screen during matches. The Special Tier costs ¥3300. You get 100 Yell Points, a 10 second video message from a wrestler of your choosing and a poster signed by all the wrestlers. The Premium Tier costs ¥5500. You get everything already mentioned as well as sponsoring a paper tape thrown during an entrance and also a chance to participate in a Zoom party after the show.

The link for the show is https://www.openrec.tv/live/n9zexgql584


1. Miyako Matsumoto Vs Cypress Ueno

Miyako Matsumoto’s plan to do an unmanned pro wrestling show is going ahead after all. No wrestlers, no referees, no fans but there are commentators. Shota and Munenori Sawa will be somewhere to call play by play for whatever it is Matsumoto and hip hop artist Cypress Ueno are doing.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1”, 06/06/2020

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 2”, 07/06/2020

Clap your hands so “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” can live! Everyone is doing two shows for their biggest event of the year now so DDT is doing the same. Day 1 will be exclusively on WRESTLE UNIVERSE. Day 2 will be on both WRESTLE UNIVERSE and ABEMA.

Video – “DDT TV SHOW! #3” Digest Highlights

May 18, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #3”, 16/05/2020
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1. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Honda
3. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura
4. Hardcore Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs Yoshihiko
5. Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Jun Akiyama & Keisuke Ishii
6. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 6th Match: Saki Akai Vs Saori Anou
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
-. Emergency Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Tetsuya Endo

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #3” Results

May 16, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #3”, 16/05/2020
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1. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Canadian Backbreaker (3:09).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Honda ended in a No Contest (6:28).
3. HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when Yoshimura pinned Paulie with the Drill-A-Hole Piledriver (8:32).
4. Hardcore Match: Yoshihiko defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Reincarnation (15:48).
5. Jun Akiyama & Keisuke Ishii defeated Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani when Akiyama submitted Okatani with a Crab Hold (10:39).
6. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 6th Match: Saki Akai defeated Saori Anou with the Quetzalcoatl (11:21).
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Endo pinned Akito with a Scorpion Lock Cutback (15:12).
*Tetsuya Endo wins Akito’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
-. Emergency Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Shooting Star Press (10:02).
*Tetsuya Endo cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet. Tetsuya Endo wins Kazusada Higuchi’s KO-D Challenger Sword.

Week #3 of DDT TV SHOW ended with Tetsuya Endo regaining the KO-D Challenger Sword! In the scheduled main event tag match Endo kept Akito in his sights from the beginning. His goal was to pin Akito and take away the Right To Challenge Gauntlet. Daisuke Sasaki and Konosuke Takeshita kept each other away from the ring so it came down to Akito putting Endo into a submission hold. His Scorpion Deathlock attempt was countered by Endo into a Small Package for the flash three count.

After the match Endo asked Hisaya Imabayashi if the rules for the Sword and Gauntlets had changed now that Saitama Super Arena is out of the picture. When it was confirmed that the rules are the same, Endo called for Kazusada Higuchi to come out because he was challenging him for the Sword right now! Higuchi appeared still in his ring gear but without his wrestling boots. Endo attacked him as he entered the ring and the match began as they brawled around ringside. Endo hit a stage dive before Higuchi got back to the ring. Higuchi tried to Choke Slam Endo onto the apron but Endo gave him a Brianbuster onto it instead. Whatever Higuchi tried, Endo had a counter for. The three move combo of Tetsuya In The Sky, the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb and the Shooting Star Press put Higuchi away.

Endo received the Challenger Sword and said he already knows when to use it for a KO-D Openweight Title shot. He wants to use it right now! Imabayashi told him he already wrestled twice today and Masato Tanaka isn’t here. A relieved Endo admitted he is happy not to wrestle a third time so he will go home and wait for another time. According to him, everyone in DDT hope to wrestle in front of a packed venue again. He may wait to cash in the Sword until then or maybe he won’t.

Saki Akai is now 3-3 in the Okibariyasu. She survived the multiple Suplex variations from Saori Anou to pin her with the always reliable Quetzalcoatl. Akai told Anou the style of pro wrestling she likes is happy, beautiful, cool and flowery. Just like Anou. She wants the two of them to push forward not just joshi wrestling but pro wrestling as a whole. Akai then asked Imabayashi about the seventh and final opponent. Imabayashi told her the final match would have been in Saitama Super Arena but obviously that plan is out the window. He asked her to wait a little longer while he finds a suitable opponent.

The guest coach Jun Akiyama took a few DDT wrestlers to school. He and Keisuke Ishii beat the team of Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani. Akiyama did things here and there to provoke his younger opponents into firing themselves up. He eventually made Okatani tap out to a Crab Hold. Watase Dropkicked Akiyama as he was leaving the ring. Akiyama grabbed him by his head and scolded him until Watase admitted he wanted a singles match against him. Akiyama walked off but accepted the challenge before he left.

Three of the four ALL OUT wrestlers have now lost to Yoshihiko since DDT TV SHOW began. Not even Shunma Katsumata in a Joker costume can stop it! More signs saying “ALL OUT All Dead” were found backstage before the Hardcore Match, driving Katsumata crazy. In the match, Katsumata started off hot. He shoved Yoshihiko into a trash can, hit it with a barbed wire baseball bat and mousetrapped Yoshihiko’s head with a chair several times. Yoshihiko took control by Back Dropping Katsumata onto a chair, giving him a Bulldog and a Piledriver onto a counter and Choke Slamming him onto a Ladder. A ref bump led to Takeshita coming out to interfere while the ring was filled with Lego. The ALL OUT double team failed and Yoshihiko took out Takeshita with a dive out of the ring. It then gave Katsumata a Canadian Destroyer for a nearfall before winning with the Reincarnation onto the Lego. Takeshita confronted Yoshihiko, challenging it to a match.

The only blight on DAMNATION’s record today was losing to DISASTER BOX in the early tag match. Looks like HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura work better as a team than Soma Takao & Mad Paulie do.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match was presented like a TV comedy sketch with canned laughter. Danshoku Dieno and Antonio Honda kept getting accidentally hit in the groin until both of them could no longer continue. Daisuke Kiso said the punchline and the match ended in a No Contest.

Higuchi’s scheduled match for the episode was a simple win over Keigo Nakamura.

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #2” Results

May 9, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #2”, 09/05/2020
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1. Saori Anou & Yukio Naya defeated Saki Akai & Mizuki Watase when Anou pinned Akai with a German Suplex (9:24).
2. Akito defeated Yoshihiko by Pinfall (11:27).
*Akito wins Yoshihiko’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 1 Person Time Difference Admission 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno (c) defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao and Keigo Nakamura when Dieno pinned Nakamura with the Danshoku Driver (6:03).
*V? for Danshoku Dieno.
4. Konosuke Takeshita defeated Gota Ihashi with an Oklahoma Roll (11:13).
5. Hardcore Match: Chris Brookes defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Praying Mantis Bomb through a table (20:43).
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi by TKO (13:02).
*V3 for Masato Tanaka.

A pinfall or a submission was not the way for Masato Tanaka to defeat Yukio Sakaguchi. Today he had to take the challenger beyond his breaking point. A Dragon Screw damaged Sakaguchi’s knee which begun Tanaka’s focused attacks to that target. The pain was bad enough to keep Sakaguchi grounded and any attempts to make a comeback were quickly cut down with a strike to the knee. Even acts of defence caused more damage like when Sakaguchi blocked the Super Fly with his knees. Sakaguchi fought through the pain to his the God’s Right Knee. He squeezed in the Cobra Clutch but Tanaka got the rope break and fired back with Elbow Strikes. The attacks ended with the Sliding D but Sakaguchi kicked out at one and suddenly caught Tanaka in a Sleeper Hold! He let go to do the God’s Right Knee but Tanaka blocked it with his elbow and hit the Roaring Elbow for a nearfall. Tanaka went on a relentless assault of Mounted Elbows before hitting another Sliding D. Sakaguchi once again kicked out at one! However the damage still proved to be too much and Yukinori Matsui called for a TKO when Sakaguchi collapsed from trying to stand back up.

After the match Kazusada Higuchi approached Tanaka with the KO-D Challenger Sword in his grasp. He raised the sword while Tanaka raised the KO-D Openweight Title next to it. Tanaka got on the microphone and said it’s unfortunate the Saitama Super Arena show isn’t going ahead this year. He does not know when it will take place but he will protect the KO-D Title until then.

Backstage after the show, Tetsuya Endo confronted Higuchi wanting the sword returned back to him. He can’t grab it off him right now because of social distancing but he warns he will definitely get it back eventually.

The hardcore grudge match between Chris Brookes and Shunma Katsumata saw the two try to kill each other multiple times. That is because it is more acceptable to do that in a wrestling match than it is to do on Twitter. There were kendo sticks, chairs, trash cans, tables, ladders, block toys, plastic cases and fighting on the Shinjuku FACE counters. Brookes kept hitting Katsumata over the head with chairs demanding him to give up but he refused. So Brookes had to give him the Praying Mantis Bomb through a table to beat him.

Brookes was attacked by Daisuke Sasaki with a chairs after the match. According to Sasaki he has changed his mind and he will defend the DDT UNIVERSAL Title after all. Suddenly MAO and Naomi Yoshimura rushed out and attacked Sasaki! Brookes recovered and gave Sasaki the Praying Mantis Bomb. There isn’t an alliance forming though. Both MAO and Yoshimura came out wanting to challenge for the title instead of Brookes. The three of them argued until Hisaya Imabayashi came out. Since the three of them want a title shot and Sasaki last week said he won’t defend the title without another Japanese wrestler involved, let’s do a 4 Way match for the belt! Brookes told Sasaki there is no guarantee he will beat him next week, but Sasaki will never come out of the match as champion!

DDT’s new guest coach Jun Akiyama came out to greet the viewers on DDT UNIVERSE. He said he would like to teach the DDT roster everything that Giant Baba handed down to him. According to Akiyama, Sanshiro Takagi put together a united group of hard working wrestlers. He is interested in fighting them so he will wrestle matches in DDT whenever his All Japan schedule allows it. Imabayashi then announced Akiyama will wrestle on next week’s episode of DDT TV SHOW! He will team with Keisuke Ishii to face Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani. In a backstage interview, Takagi and Akiyama explained that now is the time for the Japanese wrestling scene to protect itself while there are so few shows taking place. Akiyama is available to work with DDT because his planned visit to WWE as a guest trainer this month was postponed due to COVID-19. When asked about the possibility of doing a Street Wrestling match, Akiyama reminded the reporter that he is a former Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion.

Yoshihiko’s quest to make “ALL OUT All Dead” increased with more attacks on the unit this week. Some of them were out of retaliation. Earlier in the show, Konosuke Takeshita had attacked Yoshihiko so the doll responded in kind during Takeshita’s match with Gota Ihashi. Takeshita had the match won when the lights went out. When the lights came back on, Yoshihiko was in the ring ready to attack!. It gave Takeshita a Piledriver then left him for Ihashi to finish the job. However Ihashi missed the Moonsault and Takeshita pinned him with an Oklahoma Roll, clutching victory from the jaws of defeat. Katsumata asked Yoshihiko why it holds a grudge with ALL OUT? He’ll find out when the two of them have a match next week!

Keigo Nakamura convinced Soma Takao and HARASHIMA backstage to make the Iron Man Title 4 Way match held under special rules. The idea was the match began with the three challengers wrestling each other. The champion Danshoku Dieno would enter the match after five minutes. However if a fall took place in the first five minutes, the title would change hands even though Dieno wouldn’t have entered the match yet. Dieno overheard this plan backstage and foiled Nakamura’s plan by hiding underneath the ring before the match began. When it was time to enter, Dieno caught his opponents with an ambush from behind and pinned Nakamura to defend the championship.

So what did Takeshita do to Yoshihiko earlier in the show to cause the bad blood between them to heat up even further? Takeshita violently attacked Yoshihiko during its match with Akito, that’s what. Takeshita pulled Yoshihiko out of the ring and swung him round in circles, hitting its head against the ring post over and over! Yoshihiko was thrown back into the ring for a weakened Akito to pin it. Akito now holds the black Right To Challenge Gauntlet. He wants to use it on the KO-D Challenger Sword but only if Endo gets it back. Otherwise he’d rather sell it than cash it in against Higuchi.

In a preview of their upcoming singles match, Saori Anou pinned Saki Akai in a tag bout. Watase was able to rescue Akai from being pinned a couple of times until Yukio Naya took him out with a Choke Slam. Anou wasn’t fully convinced that Akai is a challenge for her. She said “Blue Saori” will come out of the match looking better than “Red Saki”. Akai said the match will prove who is the stronger wrestler from Kansai between them.

Video – “DDT TV SHOW! #1” Digest Highlights

May 5, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #1”, 02/05/2020
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1. Yoshihiko Vs Yuki Iino
2. HARASHIMA & Pokotan Vs Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh
3. 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs MAO
4. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Antonio Honda
5. KO-D Challenger Sword: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #1” Results

May 2, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #1”, 02/05/2020
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1. Yoshihiko defeated Yuki Iino with the Reincarnation (5:42).
*Yoshihiko wins Yuki Iino’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) defeated Akito with a Small Package (2:00).
*V? for Danshoku Dieno.
3. Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh defeated HARASHIMA & Pokotan when Itoh pinned Pokotan with the Flying Big Head (13:02).
4. 3 Way Match: MAO defeated Konosuke Takeshita and Naomi Yoshimura when MAO pinned Takeshita with the Cannonball 450 (12:35).
5. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Antonio Honda with the Crossover Facelock (13:19).
*V1 for Daisuke Sasaki.
6. KO-D Challenger Sword: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Goten (13:19).
*Kazusada Higuchi wins Tetsuya Endo’s KO-D Challenger Sword.

The debut of DDT TV SHOW was an eventful one. Now that DDT can put together some kind of wrestling show every Saturday for the time being, a lot will happen to keep everybody on their toes away from an audience. Take the main event for example. The KO-D Challenger Sword now belongs to Kazusada Higuchi after he defeated Tetsuya Endo. There was a close call when the Goten was countered into a Reverse DDT. Endo followed up with a Canadian Destroyer but missed the Shooting Star Press. Higuchi struck Endo from behind with a Lariat and used the Goten to put him away.

Now Higuchi will wait for the next KO-D Openweight Title match to happen. Masato Tanaka is supposed to defend the belt against Yukio Sakaguchi. Higuchi is supporting Sakaguchi to win and become champion so Eruption will completely take over the main event scene as DDT’s strongest wrestlers! It is their goal to have an Eruption Vs Eruption match for the title. Higuchi also brought up support for Saki Akai to finish her Okibariyasu series with a winning record. Backstage, a defeated Endo swore he will win the KO-D Title from Tanaka even if he no longer has the sword to grant him the title shot.

Antonio Honda used the powers of yoga to get his DDT UNIVERSAL Title shot but there was no signs of tranquility coming from him come match time. He brawled with Daisuke Sasaki around Shinjuku FACE, I mean the DDT TV SHOW Studio. The fight went over to the bar where Pokotan was working. Sasaki stole some beers from Pokotan but Honda poured them over his face. Sasaki left Honda outside to get counted out but Honda returned just in time to trip on the ropes and begin his Gongitsune story. Sasaki stopped him with a Sleeper Hold. Still, Honda used Gongitsune to free himself. The challenger used a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch for a nearfall. When Sasaki kicked out he rolled Honda into the Crossover Facelock to earn the submission victory and his first UNIVERSAL Title defence.

A tired Sasaki gave his opponent credit and wondered if he should leave DAMNATION to reunite the Monster Army with Honda. He quickly forgot about the idea and said he will defend his title against anybody. Chris Brookes came out and challenged Sasaki. He said (in English) he had his fun earlier and now was the time to get serious. Sasaki cheated to win the belt from him so he deserves a rematch. Sasaki told Brookes (in Japanese) he doesn’t understand English that much and he will only defend the title against Japanese wrestlers. Brookes gave Sasaki the Praying Mantis Bomb to put a stamp on his challenge.

MAO won the 3 Way Match thanks to some help from Yoshihiko of all people/wrestlers/things. The finish to the 3 Way saw Konosuke Takeshita setting up Naomi Yoshimura for the German Suplex when the room went dark. The lights switched back on to reveal Yoshihiko swapped places with Yoshimura! The doll Choke Slammed Takeshita and MAO hit the Cannonball 450 to win. Akito called out Yoshihiko for attacking ALL OUT throughout the show. He challenged Yoshihiko to a singles match for next week.

Pokotan was eager to fight Maki Itoh so it could stick up the middle fingers at her. Itoh fake cried to distract the mascot and then bit its tail. Pokotan fired up when its giant head got knocked off. It went wild attacking Itoh until Brookes threw the head at it. Brookes gave Pokotan the Praying Mantis Bomb then held HARASHIMA back while Itoh wore the head and won the match with the Flying Big Head.

At some point over the last month, Danshoku Dieno and Akito filmed an empty arena match in Ochanomizu Dojo. The match never saw the light of day because Dieno’s antics were too outrageous for public viewing. A rematch took place in the same room for this show with the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title on the line. Dieno wants to set the record for the most title defences so he is now writing a list of who he beats. During the match, somebody grabbed Akito’s leg from the ring apron. Dieno stopped a Figure 4 Leg Lock with a Low Blow then pinned Akito with a Small Package to win. The broadcast then replayed the match using a manga style presentation called “Grappling Apocalypse Akito”. It explained in detail why every moment of this 2 minute long match went the way it did. One detail was the reveal that it was Keigo Nakamura who tripped Akito.

Before the first match took place, Yuki Iino went to use the bathroom and found a note written by Yoshihiko that said “ALL OUT All Dead”. Iino was determined to beat his opponent after this but ultimately failed. Yoshihiko countered an Argentine Backbreaker into a Sleeper Hold then turned that into the Reincarnation. By winning the match, Yoshihiko now claims the black Right To Challenge Gauntlet. Thus begins the first angle to come out of DDT TV SHOW: Yoshihiko Vs ALL OUT!