GANBARE☆PRO “HARLEY DAVIDSON AND MARLBORO MAN 2021” Results

September 12, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “HARLEY DAVIDSON & MARLBORO MAN 2021”, 12/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
104 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match I: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Takahiro Katori with the Crossface Lock (10:15).
2. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match II: Cherry defeated YuuRI with the Cherryton Bomb (9:31).
3. Ganpro Special Mixed 6-Person Tag Match: Shinichiro Tominaga, Makoto & HARUKAZE defeated Shota, Moeka Haruhi & Miyako Matsumoto when Tominaga pinned Shota with a Crushed Oklahoma Roll (10:58).
4. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match III: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Shu Sakurai by Referee Stoppage with the Ninja Choke (15:38).
5. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match Part 2: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari when Ishii pinned Imanari with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (13:52).
6. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match ~ 26 Year Revenge For The Master: Shinjiro Otani defeated Kouki Iwasaki with a Cobra Hold (20:39).

Shinjiro Otani won the main event but may have come out of it with an injury to his left arm. He ignored the pain to continue fighting Kouki Iwasaki, eventually making him submit to the Cobra Hold. Otani said he is glad to have met Iwasaki in the ring. He also thinks that he himself now belongs in Ganbare☆Pro and wants the promotion to continue inspiring him.

An eager Ken Ohka wanted to deal with both Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie at the same time. Yumehito Imanari didn’t want to feel left out of the anniversary celebration so he stood with Ohka ready to fight. Late in the match Ohka hit Irie with the Fire Spear and left it all to Imanari. Unfortunately Ishii got the upper hand and pinned Imanari with the Tiger Suplex. At the end of the show, Ohka gave a speech saying he believes Ganpro can become just as good as NOAH, DDT, New Japan, WWE and AEW! Ganpro’s Korakuen Hall show on 25th September will be the next stepping stone towards that goal.

For his final singles match Shu Sakurai brought out the big gun. He used the Splash Mountain on Shuichiro Katsumura but was too close to the ropes for the pin to count. Katsumura took advantage of the mistake by trapping Sakurai in a Cross Armbreaker. He then transitioned to the Ninja Choke and held on until Daisuke Kiso stopped the match in his favour. Katsumura was honest after the match and said he was going to win easily. But he was lenient to Sakurai to make the match a bit more enjoyable for everyone. Next time in Korakuen all of THE HALFEE will be together for Sakurai’s send off match. Sakurai reminded everyone this isn’t a retirement match.

Shinichiro Tominaga got one over on Shota by pinning him to win the trios match. Shota reminded him that Miyako Matsumoto is not his tag partner so things will be different at the IJ Tag Team Titles match.

The newcomer YuuRI was put to the test by Cherry. YuuRI focused on using a Sleeper Hold but Cherry figured her game plan out and targeted her opponent’s legs. From there Cherry kept up the pressure and won with the Cherryton Bomb.

Takahiro Katori taunted Nobuhiro Shimatani during their match. He asked if his attacks were weakened because DAMNATION is disbanding? The insults fired up Shimatani into making a comeback and winning the match.


Video – Otani/Shimatani Vs Irie/Iwasaki

August 25, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021”, 27/06/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
110 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Special Tag Match: Shinjiro Otani & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki


DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3” Results

August 1, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE
223 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Special Under Match – Ultimate Vs Supreme: Tetsuya Koda defeated Hisaya Imabayashi by TKO with the Sleeper Hold (11:57).
1. Yukio Naya & Yuki Iino defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Yuya Koroku when Iino pinned Koroku with a Lariat (9:35).
2. Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani ended in a No Contest (5:19).
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Yusuke Okada defeated Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee (8:17).
4. Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match: A.YAZAWA defeated HARASHIMA, Saki Akai, Mad Paulie and Kazuki Hirata when YAZAWA pinned Hirata with a School Boy (14:17).
5. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura when MAO pinned Nakamura after the MADMAX (14:45).
6. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: Jun Akiyama, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yuki Ueno, Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura when Endo pinned Yoshimura with the Shooting Star Press (21:26).

Beer Garden 2021 came to a close with the usual end to DDT’s tradition, a Fan Lottery 6-Man Tag Match. Members of the audience randomly picked the spots for each team and we ended up with Jun Akiyama, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo all on the same side. Any visual sign of tension disappeared when Endo came out dressed in his old wrestling gear and encouraged the others to reform Happy Motels for one night. Akiyama had to play the role of Antonio Honda in this case. The opposing team was Yuki Ueno, Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura. All of them came from the DNA generation so they paid tribute to the old brand by wearing DNA shirts and walking out to the DNA theme song. Akiyama played the part of Honda well by tripping onto his knee and doing the Bionic Elbow with his partners. The three of them worked so well they won the match with Endo getting the pin on Yoshimura.

After the match Endo said Beer Garden is all about having fun so he encouraged Akiyama and Takeshita to let go of their rivalry for the day. He also apologised to Takeshita for cheap shotting him at last year’s Beer Garden finale. Takeshita and Akiyama both agreed to get along but things will go back to normal when they fight each other for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 15th August and the KO-D Openweight Title on the 21st. Endo also promoted his DAMNATION team defending the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on that day too. They all raised their hands together to end the show… and then Endo Headbutted Takeshita. Endo stormed off backstage and stripped out of his old costume embarrassed that he had to act so nice towards Akiyama & Takeshita today.

Chris Brookes didn’t want to team with Keigo Nakamura so he purposely joined the other team to make it a 3 Vs 1 Handicap match. Brookes entered the ring with The 37KAMIINA but Nakamura begged him to team up as planned. Brookes agreed to do it but still helped Shunma Katsumata & MAO do some triple team spots. Brookes eventually took the match seriously but it wasn’t enough for them to win. Katsumata & MAO hit the Power Bomb/Blockbuster version of MADMAX (apparently any double team move involving Katsumata jumping off the top rope is called the MADMAX) on Nakamura to get the win. Afterwards Katsumata told MAO he found out Jun Kasai’s weakness. He doesn’t like stepping on Lego so they’re going to use them against him at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”!

Daisuke Sasaki was pulled from the show on short notice because he might have been in close contact with somebody who recently tested positive for the Coronavirus. The Drunk Match was cancelled and HARASHIMA was moved over to the Rock & Roll Death Match. There was another replacement as Antonio Honda suffered from love sickness and had to be replaced by A.YAZAWA in a rare appearance. Everyone in the match got drunk and danced whenever music played. YAZAWA and Saki Akai did karaoke. A recording of Shuji Ishikawa singing caused Mad Paulie to dance. Everyone fell asleep until Swan Lake played and they all did ballet together. YAZAWA then rolled over Kazuki Hirata to win the match.

Eruption once again got the better of DAMNATION once again in their latest preview match, this time with Yusuke Okada teaming with them. Yuji Hino was already drinking and decided to wrestle in his normal clothing. When he put Akito in a Sleeper Hold he flipped off the rest of his opponents. Eventually he got drunk and when he went to do the Diving Body Press off the top rope, he landed on Nobuhiro Shimatani instead of Yukio Sakaguchi. Hino needed Soma Takao’s help to get out of the ring and while that happened, Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee.

An accidental bump of heads between Danshoku Dieno and Hideki Okatani during the opening of the show led to them swapping bodies before their match. Dieno walked out wearing Okatani’s gear while Okatani ran out in Dieno’s costume acting just like him. Another clash of heads seemed to turn them back to normal. Dieno was himself again and he chased after Daisuke Kiso. However Okatani didn’t change and he got his hands on Yukinori Matsui. That officials had to call of the match as things got out of hand.

Sanshiro Takagi paid a lot of cash to repair the Dramatic Dream so he is going to get his money’s worth! He brought it out for the opening match, crashed into the combined centaur form of Yukio Naya & Yuki Iino and then crashed into his own partner Yuya Koroku. Iino then hit a Lariat on Koroku to take the win for his team.

The most important match of the week, nay, the month took place in the pre-show. It was the DDT GM Hisaya Imabayashi against the Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda in the latest chapter of their never ending one sided rivalry. Imabayashi was spurned on by phonecalls of his increasingly disgruntled wife while Koda showed a more evil side to his wrestling abilities. Sadly for Imabayashi he fell to the Sleeper Hold and as a result won’t be welcomed back home by his family.

Midway through the show, Dieno & Iino confronted Imabayashi demanding to be made into a full time tag team. They kept coming up with sexual innuendos for team names like Osu Academy, The Wizard Of Osu and Will Osupreay. Imabayashi told them he will agree to their demand once they come up with a better tag team name.

Earlier today on the Ganbare☆Pro show, Yuna Manase made it known that she wants a match against Saki Akai. She crashed the DDT show along with Ken Ohka to challenge Akai directly. It is a match she wanted to have at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” and when that never happened it’s been bothering her ever since. Akai accepted the challenge and wants the match to happen in Fukuoka on 12th September. Manase said Ganpro already has a show in Itabashi that day but Ohka encouraged her to go do it. Manase offered to shake hands but Akai left her hanging.

Voice actor Tetsu Inada will be making appearances at the Hiragana Muscle shows in September.


DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4” Results

July 26, 2021

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4”, 26/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE
193 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Choun-Shiryu defeated Darkunesu K with the Chinese Bombs Away (7:35).
2. Hiroshi Yamato defeated Kikutaro with a School Boy (6:54).
3. Tetsuya Endo defeated Leo Isaka with the Shooting Star Press (12:15).
4. Shigehiro Irie & Daiki Shimomura defeated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Shimomura pinned Shimatani with an Inside Cradle (14:35).
5. Mad Paulie’s Five Years And A Few Months After His Birth Anniversary Match: Kohei Sato, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie defeated Kengo Mashimo, Masashi Takeda & Keizo Matsuda when Paulie pinned Matsuda with the Reverse Splash (16:36).
6. MONDAY NIGHT WAR: Minoru Fujita defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Modified Tombstone Piledriver (24:32).

A first time singles match turned out to be no fun and games at all. Minoru Fujita walked out fully representing his Fujita Pro Wrestling☆School and also had the Super Asia Title from Gatoh Move. Meanwhile Daisuke Sasaki came out still carrying the stolen DDT Universal Title. The atmosphere quickly turned sour when Sasaki ignored Fujita’s offer for a handshake. A furious Fujita then said he would kill Sasaki and went to poke his eyes out. Sasaki fought back by biting his fingers. The struggle and dirty fighting continued throughout and Sasaki became motivated enough to wrestle with his shirt off. He used Yukinori Matsui as a shield at one point but Fujita cut him off on top of the turnbuckles. From there Fujita hit an Avalanche Tombstone for a nearfall. He hit another Tombstone as a counter to La Mistica for another two count. Fujita had to do the Somato and then the “Sayonara” version of the Tombstone to finally put Sasaki down for the three count.

Fujita called his victory over Sasaki a miracle. It is a win he will talk about for the rest of his life. He will carry the achievement with him until his retirement, which will happened somewhere between 4 to 50 years from now. Sasaki complained about Fujita ruining the show. Sasaki was supposed to beat him but he was too strong. Sasaki promised to get stronger and win in the rematch. Fujita then cut him off and said they will never wrestle each other again. Sasaki accepted that and asked to be a teacher in the Fujita Pro Wrestling☆School instead. He then told the fans today was supposed to be Sasaki beating Fujita on the road to winning the Universal Title from Yuki Ueno and then he couldn’t be called a thief anymore. At least the audience had more fun here than at the Olympics today so that cheered him up a little.

Mad Paulie got some spotlight by winning his 5th Anniversary match. He was asked to comment backstage and simply grunted “Arigatou!”

Match #4 was a double reunion of sorts. Soma Takao and Shigehiro Irie were both in the Team Dream Futures stable. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani used to team together as Gran MilliMeters in DNA. Shimatani took the fall against his former partner but declared today is the beginning of Chapter 3 of his life as a freelancer. Sasaki asked what happened to Chapter 2 and Nobu told him it already came and went.

Tetsuya Endo had wanted to face Leo Isaka for a while now but DDT were never able to put it together. Endo had to take things into his own hands and book the match at a DAMNATION show like this one. Isaka does the Shooting Star Press because he first saw Endo do the move. He got the chance to use it here but Endo dodged it and later hit his version to win. When Sasaki found out Isaka is like a 22 year old version of Endo, he thought about bringing him in as a replacement. He’ll fire Endo when he turns 30 next month and bring in Isaka to be the new Endo.

There were plenty of antics when Hiroshi Yamato fought Kikutaro. A lot of them had Matsui involuntarily involved. During a mix up, Kikutaro tried pinning Matsui with a Small Package. When nothing happened, Yamato rolled Kikutaro over with a School Boy to get the win.

The risk of darkness surrounding the world has been averted for now. At least it is here, I mean. Choun-Shiryu defeated Darkunesu K with the aid of a cone bar. The evil version of Keigo Nakamura was a bit of a nuisance but nothing that Shiryu couldn’t handle in the end.


GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021” Results

June 27, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021”, 27/06/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
110 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE defeated Asuka & Shinichiro Tominaga when Ishii pinned Tominaga with a Rolling Cradle (7:31).
2. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi defeated Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase when Katsumura submitted Imanari with a Triangle Choke (11:38).
3. Jacket Match: Ken Ohka defeated Cherry by Disqualification when Cherry hung Ohka with a belt (7:56).
4. Hardcore 4 Way Match: Miss Mongol defeated Shota, Miyako Matsumoto and Itsuki Aoki when Mongol pinned Matsumoto with a Lariat (0:34).
4a. Rematch: Miss Mongol defeated Shota, Miyako Matsumoto and Itsuki Aoki when Mongol pinned Shota with a Lariat (15:56).
5. Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shinjiro Otani & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Iwasaki submitted Shimatani with the Texas Clover Hold (23:00).
6. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Final: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi defeated Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE when Haruhi pinned HARUKAZE with the Diving Foot Stomp (18:25).

After all the rumours going around backstage, the reward for winning the Mixed Tag Tournament is not a new championship or prize money. Instead, Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi will get a match on 11th July against an “super super special” tag team that will be revealed tomorrow. Katsumura said he wants THE HALFEE to wait for Shu Sakurai’s return from injury so all three of them can fight for a championship together again. He also said only 13% of fans thought they were going to win the tournament in a poll so the other 83% should buy their T-shirt as an apology. Haruhi said she is still proud to create history as the first Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament winner. She wants to make more history and be seen on equal footing to the men.

As a result of their defeat, Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE will no longer team together. They did this before when they lost the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles with Kouki Iwasaki. HARUKAZE doesn’t want to break up the team because she finally got a tag partner. Ishii told her that today’s regrets will make her stronger and they will meet again some day.

Shinjiro Otani is quickly becoming a wanted man in Ganpro. He has both Shigehiro Irie and Kouki Iwasaki demanding singles matches against him. Irie wants it to be at the Fire Festival which caused Otani to give him the Fire Festival sword pose. When they Irie & Iwasaki left, Otani praised Nobuhiro Shimatani for a good performance. Otani later spoke good things about Ganpro for how exciting the card and the wrestlers were today. He is sure there are some people who are annoyed that he’s there but he is just as much appearing on these shows to improve himself as he is to improve his opponents.

The Hardcore 4 Way Match ended quickly when Miyako Matsumoto attacked everyone with a barbed wire bat until Miss Mongol knocked her down with a Lariat and pinned her. Matsumoto then successfully appealed for the match to restart. The second match was a lot more chaotic. Itsuki Aoki put Shota through a table. Matsumoto was wheeled into a stack of chairs. She was also thrown off the top of a ladder onto Ken Ohka outside the ring. Mongol got the win with the Lariat again but this time it was to Shota for the three count.

The Jacket Match took on a new meaning when Ohka entered the ring wearing a suit and tie. Cherry, who was dressed in her judo outfit got angry and turned the bout into even more of a grudge match. As the match got more heated, both Ohka and Cherry removed their jackets to reveal they were wearing tanktops underneath. Cherry then used her blue belt to choke Ohka and hang him over the ropes. The bell rang but it was then announced that Cherry was disqualified. Ohka asked if Cherry was angry because they lost in the 1st Round of the Mixed Tag Tournament. He explained that if Katsumura & Haruhi go on to win the tournament then that means Ohka & Cherry are 2nd place by default (I guess the logic is from losing to the eventual champions). Cherry believed him and agreed to support Katsumura & Haruhi.

Yumehito Imanari isn’t letting today’s semi-final loss get him down. His MMA namesake Masakazu Imanari also lost today at the RIZIN show. He believes both of them are making “Imanari” the new trend in mixed martial arts!

It looks like The Weekend Lovers are hitting a rough patch. Shinichiro Tominaga told Asuka that when the weekend is over you should look forward to the next weekend. Asuka glared at him and left without saying a word.

Yuna Manase stormed the ring after the match angry at the fact that there is not another Ganbare☆Joshi show until August. She begged Ohka to let her put together a Ganjo show next month. He promised her she can do it.


DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 2ND ROUND” Results

June 20, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 2ND ROUND”, 20/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
507 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Hideki Okatani defeated Yuki Iino & Yuya Koroku when Okatani pinned Koroku with the Northern Lights Suplex (7:49).
1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Shinya Aoki (c), Saki Akai, Makoto Oishi, Chris Brookes, Mad Anton, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata and Mad Paulie (11:03).
1a. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Shinya Aoki with a Cradle (3:08).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,513rd champion.
1b. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Chris Brookes by Ring Out (9:49).
*V1 for Kazuki Hirata.
1c. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Saki Akai by Ring Out (9:50).
*V2 for Kazuki Hirata.
1d. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (9:51).
*V3 for Kazuki Hirata.
1e. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Makoto Oishi by Ring Out (9:52).
*V4 for Kazuki Hirata.
1f. Kazuki Hirata (c), Mad Paulie & Mad Anton eliminated each other by Triple Ring Out (11:03).
*No title change because the match had no current participants left when the triple elimination happened.
2. Steak Kuiyagare Presents Yusuke Okada DDT Pro Wrestling Affiliation Commemoration! Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno defeated Yusuke Okada with the Gaydo Clutch (6:41). (Special Witness: Kiyoshi Hayashishita)
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Akito & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuki Ueno & Shunma Katsumata and Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Akito submitted Shimatani with the Figure 4 Leg Lock (8:21).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Shiyna Aoki defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Sleeper Hold (12:26 pm).
*Shinya Aoki becomes the 1,514th champion.
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Brain Claw Slam (11:50).
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Konosuke Takeshita defeated MAO with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock (13:08).
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Jun Akiyama with a Cradle (4:02).
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Yuji Hino defeated HARASHIMA with the Fuckin’ BOMB (24:49).

The King Of DDT field has been cut down from eight to four after today. The hardest fought match in Round 2 was the main event where Yuji Hino eliminated HARASHIMA after almost 25 minutes. Hino took everything HARASHIMA threw at him and asked for more. The regular Somato couldn’t work so HARASHIMA went for the Swan Dive version. Hino blocked him before he could pull it off and attempted the Fuckin’ BOMB only for HARASHIMA to escape. HARASHIMA used Leg Kicks and Buzzsaw Kicks to break Hino down for one more Somato. But Hino got the better of him and hit the Fuckin’ BOMB to win. The two gave each other a fist bump after the match as a show of respect.

Daisuke Sasaki has found a winning formula for the tournament. Cheat like hell! Mad Paulie pulled the referee out of the ring when it looked like Jun Akiyama was about to beat Sasaki in minutes. Akiyama fought him off but was vulnerable to a Low Blow. Akiyama countered the Sasaki Hurricanrana into a Power Bomb and went for the Running Knee Strike. Sasaki dodged it, hit another Low Blow when Akiyama stopped himself from colliding with the ref and then rolled up Akiyama for the upset.

In the battle of The 37KAMIINA, handshakes were replaced with the “NeppoWER!!” pose. MAO dug deep into his box of tricks and used Mike Bailey’s Ultima Weapon move to get ahead. Konosuke Takeshita rolled away from the Cannonball 450 and hit some Zahi knee strikes to try and put MAO down for good. MAO kept kicking out of moves until he finally succumbed to the Modified Chickenwing Facelock. Takeshita asked for a handshake after the match and got the NeppoWER pose instead. Backstage MAO said the match will make The 37KAMIINA more united than ever. He will do his best to change his image from the slapstick guy of the group to the strong slapstick guy of the group.

Last year’s winner is out of the tournament! In a rematch from the 2020 semi-final, Kazusada Higuchi gets his revenge by beating Tetsuya Endo in the latest chapter of their rivalry. The use of the Brain Claw was the difference maker here. The move helped Higuchi break out of the Yurikamome Hold. Endo freed himself to go for one last gasp but Higuchi grabbed him in the Brain Claw again and hit a Twisting Brain Claw Slam to get the three count.

At the end of the show the semi-finalists took part in a lottery to determine who will face who in the final rounds on 4th July. Daisuke Sasaki and Konosuke Takeshita both pulled out blue balls so they will fight each other. That left Yuji Hino and Kazusada Higuchi staring each other down to set up the other semi-final. Backstage, Takeshita said it doesn’t matter if he is in good shape or not. He knows he has to stay alert against Sasaki. The match will come down to luck. Sasaki admitted that his version of King’s Road didn’t work today but he’ll use it to crush Takeshita. Higuchi calls Hino a high wall to climb over. He has to break through him because Higuchi never makes it past the semi-finals. Hino didn’t have much of substance to say because he was tired after the main event. He’ll be happy is Sasaki wins and they meet in an all DAMNATION final. But he would like to face Takeshita in the final too.

The 3 Way Tag match had its wacky stuff happening. Nobuhiro Shimatani kept shouting “I’m Nobu!” in response to Shunma Katsumata doing the NeppoWER pose. They then teamed up to double team Naomi Yoshimura when he tried to stop the both of them. Soma Takao picked his moments to Double Stomp opponents and slam Shimatani onto them. Akito grabbed a lot of limbs to twist people into each other. Yuki Ueno convinced Yoshimura to work together again for a Nautilus reunion. When Ueno was done with it he hit Yoshimura with a Missile Dropkick to end the alliance. Yoshimura knocked him out of the ring with a Lariat and left it clear for Akito to submit Shimatani.

Danshoku Dieno announced his goal today was to beat Yusuke Okada so he can fully take over “Big Daddy” Kiyoshi Hayashishita’s restaurant. Then the customers will get to suck meat instead of eating it. After Dieno got his hands on Okada during the match, Big Daddy entered the ring to rescue his friend. Dieno grabbed him and attempted to do the Danshoku Driver but Okada stopped it. Okada went to give Dieno the Lip Lock but Dieno ducked and Big Daddy got it instead. Dieno then pinned Okada with the Gaydo Clutch. After the match Okada told Big Daddy that he will continue to do his best as a DDT wrestler. Big Daddy told him you win some, you lose some. He also admitted Okada is a surprisingly good kisser.

Before the Battle Royal began, some of the wrestlers found a mystery drink in the locker room with a note attached to it. The note said it was a “pick me up” from Mad Paulie. Only Antonio Honda drank it but he said it tasted great. Yukio Sakaguchi also grabbed the bottle when nobody was looking. The effects of the drink were revealed when Mad Anton walked out instead of Honda. Kazuki Hirata won the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title from Shinya Aoki by eliminating him early in the match. Hirata was eliminated along with Paulie and Anton when all three of them pulled each other out of the ring to the floor. The ring was empty at this point so it did not count as a title change. There was one last entrant though. Yukio Sakaguchi walked out with a face like Mad Paulie and he won the match by default. He gave a victory speech afterwards but only said “Po.”

Hirata escaped from the Paulies but was chased back into the ring later in the show. Hirata fought off Paulie, Anton and Sakaguchi then celebrated with the Iron Man Title. Suddenly, Shinya Aoki returned with his face also looking like Mad Paulie. Aoki choked out Hirata to win back the title then celebrated with the rest of the Paulies.

The pre-show match mixed together heavyweights with the rookies. Yuki Iino and Yukio Naya cancelled each other out so it came down to Hideki Okatani and Yuya Koroku to break the deadlock. Koroku got a nearfall with a Backslide Pin but Okatani got him in the end with the Northern Lights Suplex.

Yoshiaki Yatsu attended the show to find out who he will team with for the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles match on 4th July. Hisaya Imabayashi told him that Hiroshi Yamato & Akito both offered to be on the team because they competed in amateur wrestling for the Junior Olympics. Keigo Nakamura then entered the ring asking to join because he too competed in that competition in high school. He was eliminated in the first round but he wants to take on the challenge side by side with the other “Olympians”. Yatsu agreed to team with all three of them and they will be Team (Junior) Olympia!


Additional Attack Tomorrow, Dieno Takes Over Big Daddy’s Restaurant, Beer Garden-Like

June 16, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “ADDITIONAL ATTACK”, 17/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Raku & Pom Harajuku Vs Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Kaya Toribami
3. Yuki Kamifuku & Nao Kakuta Vs Miu Watanabe & Mahiro Kiryu
4. Mirai Maiumi Vs Yuki Arai
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Rika Tatsumi & Hyper Misao
6. International Princess Title: Hikari Noa (c) Vs Marika Kobashi
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh

Tomorrow is Miyu Yamashita’s chance to become the first Double Princess Champion in TJPW history. She was briefly a double champion in 2019 when she held the Princess Of Princess Title and SHINE Title at the same time. But Sakisama has been one of her impossible mountains to climb for almost her entire career. It was only recently she made some progress on that thanks to teaming with Maki Itoh this year. Targeting Mei Saint-Michel may be the right plan to win. If the champions win though and it’s Sakisama standing on top, everything is in place for her to do something she has never done before. Maybe Yamashita won’t be the first Double Princess Champion after all…

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~I’LL BE LIKE A FLOWER BLOOMING ON THE MOON 2021~”, 19/06/2021
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari
2. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Sayaka Obihiro
3. Virtual Tenshin Nasukawa! ~ Kickboxing Rules: Miyako Matsumoto Vs Tanomusaku Toba
4. Team MAKAI Vs 2AW Full Scale Battle: Shota & Asuka Vs Shiori Asahi & Ayame Sasamura
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE Vs Yuu Yamagata & Moeka Haruhi

Shu Sakurai is out for a month with a back injury. He is expected to return to action on 11th July. Yumehito Imanari takes his place in the Ganbare☆Pro offer match.

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

0. Under Match: Yuki Iino & Yuya Koroku Vs Yukio Naya & Hideki Okatani
1. 3 Way Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Shunma Katsumata Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Steak Kuiyagare Presents Yusuke Okada DDT Pro Wrestling Affiliation Commemoration! Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Yusuke Okada (Special Witness: Kiyoshi Hayashishita)
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Chris Brookes Vs Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: HARASHIMA Vs Yuji Iino
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Jun Akiyama
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Tetsuya Endo

This week Yusuke Okada and Hisaya Imabayashi went to visit Kiyoshi Hayashishita’s steak restaurant for a meal. They noticed something was odd when they were only given sausages no matter what they ordered. Okada confronted the chef only to find out it was Danshoku Dieno in disguise! Okada then discovered that his friend Hayashishita was trapped in the restroom with a big, thick sausage in his mouth. Okada freed him and they chased Dieno out of the restaurant. The final straw came when they found Dieno changed the restaurant sign, renaming the restaurant into something vulgar. Hayashishita said he is usually a forgiving man but he will not stand for this! He gave Okada an inspiring speech and encouraged him to beat Dieno at Korakuen Hall. Okada vowed to win for Big Daddy!

GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021”, 27/06/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase
2. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Asuka & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE
3. Jacket Match: Ken Ohka Vs Cherry
4. Hardcore 4 Way Match: Shota Vs Miss Mongol Vs Miyako Matsumoto Vs Itsuki Aoki
5. Special Tag Match: Shinjiro Otani & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki
6. 1st Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The aftermath of Ken Ohka & Cherry getting eliminated from the first round sees a grudge developing between them. A Jacket Match will be held to settle their differences.

The team of Shinjiro Otani & Nobuhiro Shimatani are being paired together because they are both from Yamaguchi.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4”, 26/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. MONDAY NIGHT WAR: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Minoru Fujita

For the first time ever Daisuke Sasaki and Minoru Fujita go one on one against each other.

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

1. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match: X Vs X
2. Saki Akai Produce Match: X Vs X
3. HARASHIMA Produce Match: X Vs X

The annual Beer Garden week can’t be held as normal this year so it is just going to be small series of three shows this time around.

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

1. Shunma Katsumata Produce Match: X Vs X
2. Makoto Oishi Produce Match: X Vs X
3. Tetsuya Endo Produce Match: X Vs X

No clues yet on what the wrestlers want to do.

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

1. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: X, X & X Vs X, X & X

The one thing guaranteed so far is the annual multi-man tag where fans randomly determine who is teaming with who.


DDT “APRIL FOOL 2021” Results

April 11, 2021

DDT “APRIL FOOL 2021”, 11/04/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
650 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Under Match: Hideki Okatani defeated Toui Kojima with the Northern Lights Suplex (5:06).
1. Yuya Koroku Debut Match: Yusuke Okada defeated Yuya Koroku with a Crab Hold (7:28).
2. Chris Brookes, Saki Akai, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya defeated Makoto Oishi, Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Keigo Nakamura when Akai pinned Nakamura with the Quetzalcoatl (10:08).
3. Gorgeous Matsuno Pre-60th Birthday Commemorative Match: Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Gorgeous Matsuno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda when Endo pinned Matsuno with a Headscissors (0:24).
3a. Rematch: Gorgeous Matsuno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda defeated Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Honda pinned Shimatani with the Diving Fist Drop (6:59).
4. DAMNATION Vs The 37KAMIINA: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino defeated Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Takao pinned Ueno with the Gin And Tonic (15:50).
5. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) when HARASHIMA pinned Sakaguchi with the Somato (18:36).
*Eruption fails in V3. Smile Pissari becomes the 69th KO-D Tag Team Champions!
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) defeated Danshoku Dieno with the Chinko Clutch Exploder Suplex (23:37).
*V2 for Jun Akiyama.

There was one message Danshoku Dieno wanted to give the DDT fans today. If DDT is Shonen Jump then Dieno wants to be Gataro☆Man! The audience was warned that Dieno would be giving everyone the middle finger during his entrance so they were encouraged to do it back to him. He had his own crew with him too while Jun Akiyama was backed by the rest of Junretsu. Dieno’s wrestling style annoyed his opponent but couldn’t fully throw Akiyama off his game. A misfired Lip Lock took Yukinori Matsui out of action so Dieno called on Makoto Oishi to help him but Oishi was too conflicted to do anything. When Akiyama kicked out of a Moonsault, Dieno called upon the Video Team to play a video. It was of Dieno backstage telling a story to distract Akiyama in real time. That allowed Dieno to give Akiyama the Lip Lock and True Danshoku Driver for another nearfall. Dieno went extreme by pulling down the back of his tights and keeping them barely covering his modesty. He went for another Moonsault but Akiyama rolled out of the way. Fighting back against the sight of Dieno in his current state, Akiyama hit Knee Strikes and the Exploder but couldn’t put Dieno away. Akiyama had to grab Dieno by the crotch and give him the one of a kind Chinko Clutch Exploder Suplex for the victory.

Oishi rushed over to check on Dieno after the match. Dieno was able to get back up and bow to the audience before leaving, still with his gear barely covering him. Akiyama tried calling for Dieno to come back out but instead HARASHIMA walked down to the ring. HARASHIMA praised the champion for beating everyone DDT has thrown at him so far but Akiyama hasn’t defeated him yet. HARASHIMA loves DDT more than anyone else and he loves the KO-D Openweight Title the same way. Akiyama turned over to Hisaya Imabayashi and told him to book Akiyama Vs HARASHIMA on the biggest stage. He wants it on 6th June in Saitama Super Arena for “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”! Akiyama also asked for a match against HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi for the KO-D Tag Team Titles with Oishi as his partner. Okabayashi walked out and everyone found out the next DDT show he is available for is in Niigata on 18th April so they can do the tag title match there.

Smile Pissari became the new KO-D Tag Champions by beating Eruption. Okabayashi’s head was too large for Kazusada Higuchi to apply the Brain Claw on. Yukio Sakaguchi put HARASHIMA in the Sleeper Hold but he was low enough for Okabayashi to grab and pick up into a Power Bomb. HARASHIMA followed up with the Somato for the three count. He thanked Okabayashi and the support from the fans for helping him win today. Okabayashi celebrated by saying his catchphrase. “Pissari!” Backstage Eruption said they intend to get a title rematch by winning the Ultimate Tag League.

So it turns out Konosuke Takeshita is taking time away from DDT to wrestle in AEW. If he is in America to evolve then Shunma Katsumata wants to go to Finland to evolve his love of saunas. But first The 37KAMIINA were put in danger by DAMNATION. In particular, Yuki Ueno found out first hand how powerful Soma Takao can be. Meanwhile MAO was the one who had to deal with Yuji Hino by process of elimination. Daisuke Sasaki distracting the referee allowed Takao to give Ueno a Low Blow and from there he won with the Gin And Tonic. Takao called Ueno a weak champion and he should remember this for their DDT UNIVERSAL Title match on 4th May.

After six months away from wrestling, Naomi Yoshimura returned to announce his first match back. He’s been receiving treatment for his cervical injuries since November and he is cleared to wrestle again on 9th May. Yoshimura requested his former Nautilus partner Yuki Ueno to be his opponent for his return match.

Gorgeous Matsuno’s final wrestling match before his 60th birthday was a big deal. He came out wearing an outfit from his IWA Japan days. His match then ended in 24 seconds when Tetsuya Endo easily pinned him using a Headscissors. Imabayashi got angry at the result and called for a restart. The same Headscissors spot happened but this time Matsuno kicked out. He got to wrestle a full match pairing off with Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani. When things got tough for Matsuno, he tagged in Toru Owashi to keep the momentum going. Antonio Honda blinded Endo with Gongitsune, causing Endo to blindly give Shimatani the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb. Paulie was also blinded and he mistakenly squashed Shimatani with a Body Press. Matsuno got to do the Gorgeous Star Elbow and Honda followed up with the Diving Fist Drop for the win. Matsuno said he is thankful to continue wrestling into his 60s. However he didn’t become a pro wrestler until he was forty so he’s only been wrestling for 20 years. When he turns 60 next week it will be a new start for him. He wanted to continue his speech but Owashi took the microphone away from him.

There was a team of belt holders in the 8-Man Tag Match. Chris Brookes, Saki Akai and Yukio Naya are all champions. Yuki Iino brought out a regular belt to pose with them so he wouldn’t feel left out. Akai was singled out by Oishi & Akito until she was able to tag out. Kazuki Hirata jumped on Iino’s back and put the Hirata GO! glasses onto him to make him dance. Iino attacked everyone while dancing and then dropped Hirata with a Back Flip. Keigo Nakamura went for the Exquisite Springboard Moonsault onto Akai but Brookes pulled her out of harm’s way. Akai then pinned Nakamura with the Quetzalcoatl.

After the match Brookes and Akai shook hands. Akai then said she wanted to do something she’s been thinking about for a long time. She has previously won championships with Eruption and recently she’s been on the sideline watching her partners in singles title matches. She is currently the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion but she wants to fight for the DDT Extreme Title! Brookes agreed to the challenge and a Title Vs Title match between the two is booked for 4th May. Brookes hasn’t come up with a match stipulation yet but promises it will be something strange.

The debuting rookie Yuya Koroku was pitted against DDT’s latest signing Yusuke Okada. Koroku got to hit some Forearm Strikes, a Brainbuster and a Water Wheel Drop. Okada put him in a Crab Hold three times with the third time making Koroku submit. The two shook hands afterwards and Koroku bowed to the crowd. The rookie has been a trainee for around a year and a half but his training was paused for three months because of the pandemic. He wants to become bigger in size and make opponents say “I cannot beat Koroku.”

In the preshow match, Hideki Okatani beat the other rookie Toui Kojima. Okatani lead the match and provoked Kojima to attack him. He caught him with the Jumping Neckbreaker then used the Northern Lights Suplex for the finish.

At the start of the show Imabayashi announced the next KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles defence will happen on 4th May. Maki Itoh then promoted next weekend’s Tokyo Joshi Pro show at Korakuen Hall. She said the highlight will be her main eventing a Korakuen show for the first time in two years. There are other highlights but she thinks she is the best one.


YAROZ “YAROZ PART 9 ~THE SAME DAY AND SAME VENUE DECISIVE BATTLE WITH THE FATEFUL BOYZ!~” Results

April 4, 2021

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 9 ~THE SAME DAY AND SAME VENUE DECISIVE BATTLE WITH THE FATEFUL BOYZ! NEVER LOSE TO THOSE WHO ARE POPULAR! RAISE UP THE YAROS! SHOW OFF A MAN’S STORY OF BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS!~”, 04/04/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall 1st Floor
100 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yusuke Okada “YaroZ” Welcome Match: Antonio Honda & Yusuke Okada defeated Yuki Iino & Keigo Nakamura when Honda pinned Nakamura with a Sunset Flip (8:11).
2. Yukio Naya “YaroZ Tradition” Trial 5th Match Round 1: Danshoku Dieno Vs Yukio Naya ended in a Double Countout (10:37).
3. Round System Mixed Martial Arts Rules: Shinya Aoki (2) defeated Gota Ihashi (0).
3a. Shinya Aoki defeated Gota Ihashi with a Choke Sleeper (R1 0:08).
3b. Shinya Aoki defeated Gota Ihashi with a School Boy (R4 0:40).
4. FFF (Fundoshi For Future) Match: Yukio Sakaguchi and Hoshitango defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani after the Birthday Double Press (4:27).
5. YaroZ-gun Vs BOYZ-gun Full Scale Battle!: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi & Ken Ohka defeated Makoto Oishi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno when Ohka pinned Hirata with the Flame Spear (11:26).

Today in Itabashi Green Hall there were two competing shows taking place at the same time. The 1st Floor was the location of the YaroZ show for men. In the regular room on the 2nd Floor where the pro wrestling shows are held was the BOYZ show for women. There would be invasions from both sides on both shows taking place throughout the day.

Midway through the show the special guest Tsukasa Wachi was kidnapped by a squad of BOYZ wearing bath towels led by Makoto Oishi. It was up to Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi & Ken Ohka to rescue her in the main event. Oishi tried to lure Higuchi and Owashi over to the BOYZ side with the promise of Higuchi looking cool in front of Wachi and Higuchi getting booked in the BOYZ main event. When Owashi realized he was getting tricked, he lost his temper and used lucha to get rid of Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno. All of the BOYZ ganged up on Ohka but an opportunity opened up for the YaroZ to do a train attack. Hirata was singled out and was beaten with Ohka’s Flame Spear.

Oishi refused to let Wachi go after the match when an unlikely figure came to the rescue. Yusuke Okada attacked Oishi with a Back Elbow and freed Wachi! He learned how important the YaroZ fans are and finally accepts he is YaroZ both physically and mentally. Yukio Naya invited Wachi to come over to the post-show party at his family’s restaurant. She declined with the made up excuse that she has a photoshoot to attend at 4am. Tetsuya Endo then walked by ready to leave the venue and Wachi ran over to join him. She told him it’s time to go and they made their exit. Ohka had to remind everyone they are not doing pro wrestling to be popular but because they are YaroZ!

The 3 Way match involved Yukio Sakaguchi, Hoshitango and Nobuhiro Shimatani all wrestling in fundoshi. Shimatani had his fundoshi pulled off so he was left defenceless in order to hide his shame. Sakaguchi and Hoshitango ganged up on him until they got the double pin to both be declared the winners. Shimatani complained that he might get fired because of this so Sakaguchi and Hoshitango both agreed to take off their fundoshi as a show of solidarity. The three of them had to be forcibly removed from ringside.

Wachi’s original role on the show was to be the ring girl for the MMA match. She wanted to take off a piece of clothing after every round so everyone wanted the match to take as long as possible. However Brother Mon was told by CyberAgent’s compliance officer before the show warning him he’ll be fired if things get out of control. So Mon told Yukinori Matsui to do a proper officiating job. Instead Matsui complained when Shinya Aoki immediately tapped out Gota Ihashi and forced the match to restart. Matsui allowed Aoki to beat up Ihashi for four rounds so Wachi could take off more clothes but that ended when Brother Mon counted Aoki pinning Ihashi to end the match. Matsui attacked Mon and chaos was about to break out when Wachi stripped down to her swimsuit to stop everyone from fighting. The BOYZ then broke into the show to kidnap her and set up the main event.

Yukio Naya was introduced as Reiwa YaroZ because his father is Heisei Yaroz and his grandfather was Showa YaroZ. Danshoku Dieno saw this as strong preparation for his upcoming match with Jun Akiyama. Their match was interrupted by the Keisuke Ishii Vs MAO match from BOYZ that somehow made its way downstairs. Dieno and Naya then brawled there way upstairs to BOYZ show. While they were gone the ring announcer tried to keep everyone occupied by guessing who X was going to be at today’s New Japan show. Dieno and Naya reappeared with Yuki Iino behind them wearing Dieno’s wrestling gear. Dieno and Iino kept giving each other Lip Locks and everyone was counted out before Naya could make it back to the ring. The hosts Brother Mon and Brother Tommy at least thought it was revolutionary to have two wrestling matches interact with each other at the same time.

The beginning of the show was delayed for three minutes because Yusuke Okada and Toru Owashi both snuck off to try and join the BOYZ show. They were dragged back and Okada had to wrestle his opening match with Antonio Honda, Yuki Iino and Keigo Nakamura. He stormed off afterwards but saw the light later in the show. Meanwhile Honda, Iino & Nakamura had to prepare for wrestling in the BOYZ main event.


DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2021” Results

February 28, 2021

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2021”, 28/02/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
584 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yusuke Okada & Toui Kojima defeated Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura when Okada pinned Ueno with the Tricolor (9:22).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 6 Way Match: Saki Akai Photo Book “Lip Hip Shake” defeated The Young Bucks Autobiography “Killing The Business” (c), Kazuki Hirata, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda and Saki Akai when “Lip Hip Shake” pinned “Killing The Business” (9:09).
*Saki Akai Photo Book “Lip Hip Shake” becomes the 1,499th champion.
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yukio Naya defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when HARASHIMA pinned Shimatani with the Somato (9:27).
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino when Takao pinned Iino with the Official Endless Waltz (15:17).
5. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Chris Brookes defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani when Brookes pinned Okatani with the Praying Mantis Bomb (12:07).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Kids Room Death Match 37 (Sauna) Count Edition: Shunma Katsumata (c) (37) defeated MAO (36) (21:59).
*V1 for Shunma Katsumata.

For the first time in his career, Shunma Katsumata beats MAO! The ring resembled a play room with toys displayed all over the canvas for the wrestlers to use. There were also tables and concrete blocks because that is what MAO played with when he was a kid. He had to convince Yukinori Matsui that they were safe enough to use in the match. The eventual goal was to pin your opponent for enough counts to reach a total of 37 seconds. MAO reached 36 which caused Katsumata to get desperate. He took out barbed wire and wrapped it around his body before doing a Diving Body Press. MAO moved out of the way but Katsumata caught him with one last pin to get his 37th and winning count.

Katsumata said his first DDT Extreme Title defence could only be done with MAO and he thanked him for it. Chris Brookes then entered the ring, praised Katsumata for the match and then challenged him for the title. He also wants the match to be straightforward and a clean fight. Hisaya Imabayashi granted his request and made the title match for 14th March. Katsumata got worried because he is supposed to be spending the entire month in Big Japan for the Ikki Tousen tournament. He shook hands with Brookes but Brookes suddenly kicked him low and said he was only joking about having a clean fight because he hates Katsumata! He went for the Praying Mantis Bomb but Katsumata blocked it and kicked Brookes out of the ring. He then asked to cancel the title match but it’s too late. Imabayashi booked it and he isn’t changing his mind.

The challenger for the KO-D Openweight Title looked ferocious out there today. Kazusada Higuchi aimed to get the Brain Claw on Jun Akiyama and once he got it, he wouldn’t let it go. Akiyama rolled out of the ring but Higuchi still had him in his grasp and tightened his grip further. Even after Brookes pinned Hideki Okatani to end the match, Higuchi still wouldn’t let go until Yukio Sakaguchi broke him off. As Higuchi was helped to the back, Higuchi told him to be prepared for 28th March! Backstage Akiyama can’t help but compliment his opponent for using such a simple maneuver so effectively especially at an age when Higuchi should be at his physical peak. He is also still angry over how often he has been losing ever since he became the KO-D Champion.

DAMNATION defeated ALL OUT in the 6-Man Tag where Yuki Iino still wanted to fight Yuji Hino and treated all of his opponents as if they were Hino. He went to do the Diving Hip Drop but Hino cut him off and gave Tetsuya Endo a chance to Power Bomb him from the corner. Instead Iino was too heavy and Endo collapsed underneath him, taking a de facto Hip Drop anyway. Konosuke Takeshita directed traffic by throwing Iino Spear first into Hino. Hino then went for the Spear on Soma Takao but he dodged it and pinned Iino with the Official Endless Waltz. Takao won but he is getting annoyed at Akito reminding him of the Young Communication shows they used to be a part of.

The notable news coming after the match happened when Akito called the rest of ALL OUT into the ring. He said when Iino returned from injury, he thought what was the future of ALL OUT going to be. Everybody in the group is moving in different directions because they now have bigger priorities so Akito thinks now is the time for ALL OUT to disband. Takeshita understands the reasoning and brought up the foreign members of the group that have come and gone over the unit’s four year existence (Diego, Space Monkey & Royce Chambers). Katsumata agrees that everyone has grown out of the unit. Iino is thankful that the unit was kept alive for him to come back. He’s disappointed that it has to end but he must focus on his goal to beat Yuji Hino. After a quick discussion with Imabayashi, it was agreed that ALL OUT will split up on 12th March.

The DAMNATION signboard Nobuhiro Shimatani carries around is now made of wood so he used it as an effective weapon to keep Toru Owashi & Yukio Naya at bay. However he bit off more than he could chew when he wanted to do the Somato on HARASHIMA. He was cut off with a short range Somato and HARASHIMA finished him off with a proper one. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie were so confused by Shimatani’s plan they didn’t even enter the ring to break the pin and allowed HARASHIMA to win the match.

Imabayashi safely brought The Young Bucks book “Killing The Business” out to the ring for it to defend the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title in a 5 Way Match. The wrestlers all fought each other trying to pin the book. Danshoku Dieno cleared the ring and came up with an idea. He will instead form a team with the book because it has the potential to become a great DDT champion! Dieno attacked Antonio Honda and Saki Akai with the book and then set Kazuki Hirata for the Danshoku Driver onto the book. Akai flipped the book to stand vertically so Dieno hurt himself landing butt first onto it. Hirata fled backstage and found something in Gota Ihashi’s bag to counter the book. It was a copy of Akai’s first photo book “Lip Hip Shake”! Hirata attacked everyone with the book and showed it off to the audience while Akai tried to block it from view. The skirmish ended with all of the wrestlers incapacitated and Akai’s book falling on top of The Young Bucks book. Matsui figured it was a pin and counted to three, declaring “Lip Hip Shake” as the new champion!

Hirata cut a promo on the book after the match. He called it the new King Of DDT who must be defeated! Hirata gave the book the Egoist Driver but it kicked out at two. The book then hit Hirata in the head and knocked him out with a Hurricanrana. Ihashi ran down to the ring, grabbed the book and said “Saki-chan… let’s go home…”

Yusuke Okada had been looking for a name to give his Tornado DDT finisher. It is now called the Tricolor and he pinned Yuki Ueno with it! The Tricolor name comes from Okada’s favourite football club, the Yokohama F. Marinos. Okada said he’ll be here in the ring waiting for Ueno and the DDT UNIVERSAL Title on 14th March.

The DDT Assistant Producer Hisaya Imabayashi has been promoted back to the General Manager position. He was originally the GM from 2010 to 2017 under the name Amon Tsurumi until Dieno won a Producer role in DDT and fired him. He was able to keep some power in regards to match making by taking an Assistant Producer job.

Makoto Oishi and his wife Misaki Ohata are launching their own Youtube channel called “Mikomako Channel ~ Fighting Family”.