DDT “NEW YEAR DRAMATIC ITABASHI SERIES 2020” Results

January 5, 2020

DDT “NEW YEAR DRAMATIC ITABASHI SERIES 2020”, 05/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
175 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura when Sakaguchi submitted Nakamura with the Modified Sleeper Hold (8:27).
2. Mad Paulie & El Lindaman defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yukio Naya when Lindaman pinned Naya with a Low Blow (8:58).
3. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) defeated Danshoku Dieno with La Magistral Cradle (10:30).
*V2 for Gorgeous Matsuno.
4. Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & Mizuki Watase defeated HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda when Brookes submitted Honda with the Octopus Stretch (9:53).
5. MAO defeated Makoto Oishi with a Backslide Pin (11:27).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata when Yoshimura pinned Hirata after the Osaka Strad (14:22).
*V1 for Nautilus.
7. New Year Is Good Pro Wrestling! Itabashi Specialty 8-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & T-Hawk defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino when Endo pinned Katsumata with the Shooting Star Press (16:31).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Antonio Honda defeated Saki Akai (c) with a Cradle (8:30 pm).
*Antonio Honda becomes the 1,464th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Antonio Honda (c) with a Right Middle Kick (8:31 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,465th champion.

The business relationship between DAMNATION and #STRONGHEARTS is off to a strong start with a win over ALL OUT. That was the easy part, the hard part is trying to come up with a name for this alliance. Strong Damhearnation? Dastrongheartion? They don’t know!

Nautilus showed respect to Kazuki Hirata after the KO-D Tag Team Titles match. They are all part of DISASTER BOX so the match never got ill tempered. Although at the end of the match Yuki Ueno decided the throw Hirata out of the ring as a prank. Yuki Iino then attacked Naomi Yoshimura at ringside. Iino will be the next challenger for the KO-D Tag Titles with Chihiro Hashimoto.

Keisuke Ishii still wants to offer his assistance to Hirata despite their short lived tag team ending. He found out that Naomichi Marufuji still does not know who Hirata is even though he joined DISASTER BOX two days ago. Ishii promised to make sure Marufuji will remember Hirata from now on.

The NωA must feel like it happened an eternity ago for Makoto Oishi & MAO. It took some tricky mat work that MAO learned from the UK to beat his former idol mentor. He countered the European Clutch into a Backslide Pin with a headstand included for leverage. MAO explained afterwards the he learned the art of pinning opponents from training at the Fight Club: PRO dojo during his stay there. It was confirmed at the start of the show that MAO will face the winner of HARASHIMA Vs Masato Tanaka for the KO-D Openweight Title on 23rd February.

Chris Brookes made it clear he wants to become the first DDT Universal Champion when he comes back for his year long stay in Japan.

Gorgeous Matsuno’s gameplan today was to attack Danshoku Dieno’s arm. Makes sense given how much of a grabby person Dieno is. The work paid off when Matsuno countered the Danshoku Driver and pinned his opponent with La Magistral Cradle. He asked Dieno if his life fell to the bottom at the age of 42. Because Matsuno has fallen and crawled back up many times in life. If Dieno wants to try and take the O-40 Title again, Matsuno will be waiting for him. Dieno never thought he would be beaten so decisively against Matsuno. He still has a specific goal to achieve in wrestling but now he’s thinking he may have to win the O-40 Title from Matsuno to get there.

Today was Yukio Naya’s first match back after having a high fever last week. Both Mad Paulie & El Lindaman are convinced he had the flu and were concerned that Naya was going to spread his germs to them. They came out wearing protective face masks and also a disinfectant spray. Lindaman ended up blinding Naya with the spray behind the ref’s back and gave him a Low Blow for the dirty victory.

Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi still want to have fun while they threaten to change the landscape of DDT. They forced Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura to pose with them over at the fan photo display after their match.

Shunma Katsumata confirmed the news he will be taking a few weeks off for surgery to remove a metal place from his cheek. He will return in February.

The Right To Challenge Anytime Anywhere Battle Royal returns on 26th January. The reason it the match is happening early this year is because the prizes will be active up until “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” in June.


BASARA Rookie Usui, Higuchi Ready To Return, New Year Tag Title Defences

December 19, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 115 ~ALL THINGS IN NATURE~”, 28/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Tetsuo Usui Debut Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. GRAN MILLIMETERS ONE NIGHT STAND: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Banana Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Starring Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi ~Eat, Pray & Pour Water~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
4. Russia Will Not Appear In The Tokyo Olympics But Kamino Will Appear In Korakuen! Sento Minzoku Vs Kamino Brothers!: Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Daichi Kazato & Masato Kamino
5. IRON FIST TAG Titles: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo (c) Vs Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura
6. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa
7. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Masahiro Takanashi is really looking forward to his match against Isami Kodaka. With DDT and BASARA splitting up, he does not think there will be another opportunity for this match to happen again.

Well look at this, Gran MilliMeters are reunited! If things work out maybe Nobuhiro Shimatani will hang around BASARA a bit more in 2020.

The new rookie Tetsuo Usui is a 23 year old from Utsunomiya, Tochigi. He began training in April and is debuting after 8 months. His opponent Ryota Nakatsu will be wrestling twice on the show.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 THE FINAL!!”, 28/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuki Iino Vs Keisuke Ishii & Keigo Nakamura
3. “Novice Papa” 9-Man Trial Of Makoto Oishi: Makoto Oishi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Masahiro Takanashi, Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Yamato, Mizuki Watase, Mad Paulie & Yoshihiko
4. Kazusada Higuchi Returns To War: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Bull James & Yukio Naya
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 Special 4 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
6. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match: Sakura Hirota Vs Saki Akai
7. Toshiwasure! Special Single Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Super Sasadango Machine
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Masato Tanaka

Kazusada Higuchi is busy making preparations for his return match. He has dropped weight from 115kg to 105kg, reducing any burden on his knee. He claims to be at 100% health and wants to wrestle as violently as he was before. He is also interested in teaming with Yukio Sakaguchi on a more regular basis because he admires Sakaguchi’s way of fighting.

DDT “NEW YEAR SPECIAL GIFT! ALL SEATS 2,000 YEN BOX OFFICE!! 2020”, 03/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. New Year! Special 3 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Super Sasadango Machine
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

2020 kicks off with two KO-D Tag Team Title defences in the space of three days. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao have promised to reach a new level as the champions if they reach a 10th successful defence. That will be achieved if they beat Nautilus. Easier said than done though. Naomi Yoshimura has unfinished business with Takao after the D-Ou Grand Prix. His win over Sasaki at least made sure he finished the tournament with a win. Yuki Ueno comes out of it looking pretty good too thanks to some big wins over the likes of Tetsuya Endo and Keisuke Ishii.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Saki Akai Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
3. Aja Kong, Raku & Pom Harajuku Vs Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi
4. Mizuki Vs Thunder Rosa
5. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
6. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) Vs Hikari Noa
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

Aja Kong returns to Tokyo Joshi Pro for a one-off appearance. She’ll bring the steel cans, Raku will bring the Goodnight Express and Pom Harajuku will bring the shin kicking.

DDT “NEW YEAR DRAMATIC ITABASHI SERIES 2020”, 05/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs MAO & Mike Bailey

Whoever the tag champions are after the 3rd will defend against the returning Moonlight Express two days later.

Gorgeous Matsuno faces his greatest challenge yet as the O-40 Champion. It’s Danshoku Dieno!


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS” Results

December 15, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 15/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall
201 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino defeated Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura when Takeshita pinned Nakamura with a Blue Thunder Bomb (11:30).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Limit Battle Royal: Saki Akai defeated Makoto Oishi (c), Toru Owashi, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase, Yukio Naya, Hisaya Imabayashi and D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy (10:00).
2a. Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:30).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,449th champion.
2b. Saki Akai defeated Toru Owashi (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:35).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,450th champion.
2c. Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Saki Akai (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:39).
*Tomomitsu Matsunaga becomes the 1,451st champion.
2d. Masahiro Takanashi defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:42).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1,452nd champion.
2e. D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c) by Pinfall (6:18).
*D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy becomes the 1,453rd champion.
2f. Hisaya Imabayashi defeated D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy (c) by Pinfall (7:21).
*Hisaya Imabayashi becomes the 1,454th champion.
2g. Saki Akai defeated Hisaya Imabayashi (c) by submission (9:22).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,455th champion.
3. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) defeated Cherry with the Spring Night Love (6:15).
*V1 for Gorgeous Matsuno.
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Endo submitted Modified Yurikamome Hold (8:08).
5. Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata defeated Bull James & Antonio Honda when Hirata pinned Honda with the GO! GO! Splash (11:07).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi (4) defeated Soma Takao (4) with the God’s Right Knee (8:16).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Naomi Yoshimura (2) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (8) with a Cradle (16:12).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (9) Vs Masato Tanaka (11) ended in a Time Limit Draw (30:00).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Saki Akai (c) with a Cradle (4:42 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,456th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Cradle (4:43 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,457th champion.

B Block

1. Masato Tanaka (11)
2. HARASHIMA (9)
3. Daisuke Sasaki (8)
4. Yukio Sakaguchi (4)
-. Soma Takao (4)
-. Bull James (4)
7. Naomi Yoshimura (2)

The final of the D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 is now set. Masato Tanaka completes an undefeated run in the B Block but has not quite pulled off a clean sweep. With an earlier result on the show giving HARASHIMA one last lifeline to reach the final, he couldn’t afford to lose against Tanaka. With both becoming their most stubborn version of themselves as the match progressed, a win was not coming for either of them. Tanaka kicked out of the Firebird Splash while HARASHIMA got a rope break after the Sliding D to the back of the head. Tanaka avoided the Somato and gave HARASHIMA a Back Drop Hold when the bell rang for the time limit draw. With this result, Tanaka finishes on top of the block uncontested. He and HARASHIMA shook hands after the match and praised each other.

The final at Korakuen Hall on 28th December is now confirmed to be Tetsuya Endo Vs Masato Tanaka! Endo came out and said he worked out long ago that Tanaka was going to make it this far. He then asked Tanaka if he wanted to come work for DAMNATION. Tanaka slapped away Endo’s hand, rejecting his offer. Endo warned at Korakuen he will show what it means to decline his offer. Tanaka said there are a lot of companies with new young wrestlers now on top. But there are still the older wrestlers around and he is different from everyone else. The two pressed their heads together for a face off before Endo left.

Whatever slim chances Daisuke Sasaki had left to top the group vanished when he lost to Naomi Yoshimura. For Yoshimura the result ended his Grand Prix losing streak. In an even stronger message, Yoshimura kicked out of the Pedigree with a one count. Almost a year ago Yoshimura suffered a cervical sprain when Sasaki spiked him with that move. Sasaki hit another Pedigree but Yoshimura kicked out again this time at 2. Sasaki went for La Mistica Crossface Lock but Yoshimura used his power to block the transition and then drop down on top of Sasaki to pin him for the three count. With this win Yoshimura wants a KO-D Tag Team Titles match. He also wants that match to avenge his earlier defeat to Soma Takao.

The other remaining D-Ou match had nothing but pride on the line. Yukio Sakaguchi countered the Reverse Gory Special Bomb into a Sleeper Hold. Takao rolled him into a pin to break it up then attempted the Gin And Tonic. When that didn’t work, Takao ran to the ropes. On the rebound Sakaguchi struck him with the God’s Right Knee for the win. Backstage Sakaguchi reflected on the current state of the D-Ou Grand Prix after three tournaments. He mentioned some of the absences. Kazusada Higuchi was injured and MAO is wrestling overseas so they have excuses. But Sakaguchi doesn’t understand why half of ALL OUT stayed away from the Grand Prix this time around.

In non-tournament matches, Chris Brookes used a chop to the neck to knockout Bull James. James fell on top of Antonio Honda and Kazuki Hirata did the GO! GO! Splash onto both of them for the pin. Hirata said he is going to change gears when he challenges Keisuke Ishii for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title in Ganbare☆Wrestling on 22nd December. Hirata will also hold a special 10th Anniversary show on 14th March next year.

Gorgeous Matsuno used one of Cherry’s trademark moves against her to defend the O-40 Title. Cherry went for the Spring Night Love but Matsuno ended up pinning her with a reversal. Matsuno called Cherry an unexpected dark horse to challenge him. Even though the title is for over-forties there is still an 18 year difference between the two of them. Matsuno will continue to defend the title so he can share his middle-aged dreams, hopes and spirits with the fans.

The Time Limit Battle Royal was dusted off for today’s Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title defence. Makoto Oishi entered as the champion and had to survive 10 minutes against the rest of the field. He told his opponents he wanted to protect the championship until his new born daughter grows up. However Yukio Naya wanted to win the title because he hasn’t won a belt in DDT yet, so Oishi’s plea fell on deaf ears. A chain of Headscissors outside the ring resulted in the Iron Man Title changing hands four times at once with Masahiro Takanashi ending up as the current champion. Mizuki Watase noticed the D-Ou Grand Prix trophy was nearby so he carried it over and pressed it down on Takanashi to pin him. However Yukinori Matsui declared that the trophy was now the champion and not Watase! Matsui brought the trophy into the ring and Watase climbed the ropes threatening to hit it with a Missile Dropkick. Hisaya Imabayashi ran in and dove onto the trophy to protect it but Matsui thought he was pinning it so he counted to three and made Imabayashi the new champion! Imabayashi used the microphone to defend himself from Naya and the others until Saki Akai got her hands on him. She set him up for the Quetzalcoatl and Imabayashi got so scared of taking the move that he instantly gave up. Akai was the champion when time ran out which means she won the match. However at the end of the show more title changes happened and Toru Owashi left as the champion.


D-Ou Rolls On, Cherry O-40 Challenge, January Title Matches

December 4, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN ITABASHI”, 05/12/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Akito, Makoto Oishi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Mizuki Watase
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Bull James & Antonio Honda
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Iino (2) Vs Chris Brookes (1)
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (1) Vs Yuki Ueno (2)
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi (2) Vs Masato Tanaka (6)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (2) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (2)

After a short break the D-Ou Grand Prix is back for a show tomorrow before embarking on a tripleshot next week.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 14/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Akito & Yukio Naya Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda
3. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
4. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Bull James
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Keisuke Ishii
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Iino Vs Chihiro Hashimoto

The tripleshot begins with two days in Harajuku.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 15/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata Vs Bull James & Antonio Honda
2. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Saki Akai Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
4. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) Vs Cherry
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA Vs Masato Tanaka
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Naomi Yoshimura
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

There once was a time when Cherry’s age was one of the greatest secrets in pro wrestling. But nowadays she is comfortable with people knowing how old she is. Plus at 45 years of age she qualifies for the O-40 Title. She expressed interest in challenging for the belt when she found out about its existence.

The Battle Royal will go ahead with or without the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title.

DDT “WRESTLE SHIOKONBU! 2020”, 12/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Mike Bailey

Speedball returns for a DDT Extreme Title match in January.

DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Kuishinbo Kamen, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match gets a little Osaka flavour with Kuishinbo Kamen on the challenger side.


Video – Takagi Vs Matsuno For The O-40 Title

October 9, 2019

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP 2019”, 29/09/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
931 Fans

O-40 Title: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Gorgeous Matsuno


DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP 2019” Results

September 29, 2019

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP 2019”, 29/09/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
931 Fans

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Takato Nakano with a Midified Camel Clutch (7:06).
1. Danshoku Dieno, Hoshitango & Gota Ihashi Vs Toru Owashi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hirata ended in a No Contest when Saki interfered (6:48).
2. Masahiro Takanashi & MAO defeated Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase when Takanashi pinned Watase with a Leg Lock Cradle (5:35).
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Cody Hall & Antonio Honda defeated Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya, Hiroshi Yamato & Mad Paulie and Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Hall pinned Ueno with the Thunder Buster (7:40).
4. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Sanshiro Takagi (c) with a School Boy (8:33).
*Sanshiro Takagi fails in V2. Gorgeous Matsuno becomes the 2nd O-40 Champion!
5. Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Asuka with a Rotating Prawn Hold (11:25).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated Akito & Yuki Iino when Sasaki submitted Iino with the Cross Facelock (14:35).
*V7 for DAMNATION.
7. DDT Extreme Title – Survival 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA defeated Jiro Kuroshio (c) and Tetsuya Endo (20:01).
7a. HARASHIMA eliminated Jiro Kuroshio with the Somato (15:10).
7b. HARASHIMA eliminated Tetsuya Endo with the Somato (20:01).
*Jiro Kuroshio fails in V2. HARASHIMA becomes the 47th DDT Extreme Champion!

The stage is now set for DDT’s Ultimate Party in Sumo Hall this November. HARASHIMA was the last man standing in the Survival 3 Way match, eliminating both Jiro Kuroshio and Tetsuya Endo to win the DDT Extreme Title! Kuroshio was the first man eliminated when the numbers game overwhelmed him. He blocked Endo’s Shooting Star Press and dropped him with the Implant. But when he pinned Endo it left him vulnerable for HARASHIMA to hit him with the Somato. Everyone was surprised to see the champion eliminated first! Endo went into full on attack mode against HARASHIMA but after weeks of insults, HARASHIMA finally proved he can still beat Endo when he pinned him with the Somato.

HARASHIMA thanked the fans for their support because they are the reason he won today. He told Kuroshio it is okay if he is going to America or if he is staying in Japan. He’ll always be waiting to see him again. Konosuke Takeshita was then brought down from the broadcast table to confirm the main event for “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” is between him and HARASHIMA for both the KO-D Openweight Title and the DDT Extreme Title. Takeshita said he is surprised to face HARASHIMA again. He beat him for the KO-D Title in Saitama Super Arena two years ago which was when the previous era of DDT moved towards the current era. HARASHIMA told Takeshita that he has never forgotten that match. He knows Takeshita is both young and in perfect physical condition but he can still stand against him! He ended by saying all of the DDT brands will gather together at Sumo Hall to deliver a great show.

The power of rugby was on ALL OUT’s side especially since this show was happening the day after Japan defeated Ireland in the Rugby World Cup (Editor’s note: boo!). Yuki Iino entered the ring in almost full rugby gear taken from the No Side Game TV drama he worked on. But Daisuke Sasaki was in the same mindset and when the bell rang he rugby tackled Iino! Sasaki attacked him with chairs until Iino stopped him with his own rugby tackle Spear. However Iino’s rugby tactics backfired when he missed another Spear and tackled Daisuke Kiso by accident. Soma Takao blinded Iino with red Mist and sent him Spearing Akito out of the match. Takao dropped Iino with the Gin And Tonic then Sasaki applied the Cross Facelock. Iino tried to fight out by summoning power from his rugby ball but he eventually tapped out.

Sasaki yelled that just because Japan defeated Ireland in rugby doesn’t mean that Iino could beat DAMNATION in pro wrestling! He called out for any new team to challenge them. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo from BASARA came out. Sasaki asked if they were at the show. FUMA said that the BASARA roster has a plan to win all of DDT’s championships before BASARA splits off and becomes independent. FUMA challenged DAMNATION and also demanded it to be a Hardcore Match! Before Sasaki could answer, two men walked out wearing bags over their heads. They pulled the bags off to reveal it was Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura! They like the idea of a Hardcore Match and asked to make it a 3 Way Tag. Shunma Katsumata then got in the ring and said he should be in the match because he is DDT’s hardcore wrestler! Akito agreed to be his tag partner because he wants to wrestle the BASARA guys. Sasaki accepted all of the challenges so the KO-D Tag Team Titles are being defended in a Hardcore 4 Way Tag Match at Sumo Hall!

Takeshita went into his match against Asuka with his lower back heavily taped up. Two days before the show he suffered a back injury from weightlifting. It effected his performance with limited movement after leap frogs and back pain preventing him from doing the German Suplex. Asuka took advantage but couldn’t beat Takeshita with the Swinging Choke Slam. Takeshita blocked the Moonsault with his knees and countered a cradle with one of his own for a flash three count on Asuka. The result left Asuka annoyed because she went into the match without any injuries and couldn’t beat a less than 100% Takeshita.

You’re never too old to succeed. Just ask Gorgeous Matsuno. At first things were going badly for him against Sanshiro Takagi. He missed the Gorgeous Superstar Elbow and had his left arm targeted from there. Matsuno would have chances to turn the tables but kept missing his signature Elbow Drop. Desperate, Matsuno took out powder and threw it. Unfortunately he didn’t realise that Daisuke Kiso was standing in front of him, not Takagi. With the ref blind, Takagi brought in chairs and plastic boxes to use as weapons. He lifted Matsuno up for the Himawari Bomb but something unexpected happened. Matsuno countered it into a Frankensteiner that sent Takagi crashing into the cases. Matsuno then rolled up Takagi into the School Boy and won the match! The new O-40 Champion told everyone he never gave up on his dream even at 58 years old. But today is not the end of his story. Matsuno’s dream will continue and he wants to share his dreams, courage and energy with everybody!

Cody Hall and Yukio Naya continue to be at each other’s throats, targeting each other in the 4 Way Tag. There was no such problems between Hiroshi Yamato & Mad Paulie. Paulie watched on while Yamato sang his way down to the ring. Antonio Honda tricked Naomi Yoshimura into hitting Yuki Ueno with a Lariat. Hall then picked up the pieces and beat Ueno with the Thunder Buster. Naya tried to get back in the ring to continue fighting Hall but Makoto Oishi held him back on the apron.

Masahiro Takanashi pinned Mizuki Watase to win his tag match with MAO but his thoughts are entirely on Sumo Hall. He challenges Ryuichi Sekine for the Union MAX Title at “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” and he isn’t happy that Sekine referred to him under his old ring name Masa Takanashi. Takanashi thinks that means Sekine has only seen him in DDT and is not aware of his work on the independent scene. He will teach Sekine who Masahiro Takanashi really is!

The mysterious letter that was sent to the DDT office during the week left some of the roster spooked. The wrestlers in the opening match gathered together in the locker room before the show to receive amulets that would protect them from any supernatural threats. Everyone except for Kazuki Hirata. He didn’t believe there was anything to worry about. But when the first match took place and Hirata wore his Hirata GO! glasses, his music was replaced with cries of “Help me…” The demon Saki emerged and entered the ring. She bit Hirata on the shoulder causing the match to get called off. Saki then chased everyone out of the ring and a message appeared on the screen saying “Let’s play a game…”

There was no waiting until Sumo Hall to get an inter-brand match. Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Takato Nakano in a DDT Vs BASARA pre-show match. Nakano was angry he lost after recently becoming one third of the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Champions. Shimatani on the other hand is now so confident, he wants to fight Isami Kodaka!

Trainee Keigo Nakamura was given exciting news to start the show. He will have his official debut match on 19th October! Naomi Yoshimura will be his opponent but Yoshimura wasn’t impressed by Nakamura’s size. He thinks Nakamura can’t fight him with such a skinny body. Yoshimura placed down a weighing scale and got Nakamura to weigh himself. He weighs 72kg. Actually it was 71.1kg and that was with Nakamura wearing clothes. Yoshimura told Nakamura to reach 75kg before their match.

Kazusada Higuchi gave an update on his PCL injury. He is out of action for the rest of the year and will do his best to rehabilitate and return next year.

The final part of the show was a video message from Kenny Omega promoting his match with Riho against Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita at Sumo Hall. Omega said he is nervous about the match but also looking forward to it.

The D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 competitors are Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Some Takao, Yukio Sakaguchi, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Yuki Iino, Keisuke Ishii, Bull James, Chris Brookes, Masato Tanaka and Chihiro Hashimoto!

The KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles (remember them?) have been vacated because the champions have not defended the belts since November 2017. New champions will be crowned at Sumo Hall in a match between teams captained by Danshoku Dieno and Super Sasadango Machine.

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG SET!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: X Vs X
0. Under Match – Time Difference Battle Royal: X Vs X
0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes
2. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno Army Vs Super Sasadango Machine Army
3. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs X & X
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
6. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
8. Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
10. KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

DDT: Tetsuya Endo, Yuki Iino, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Gorgeous Matsuno, Pokotan, Yoshihiko

Tokyo Joshi Pro: Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Pom Harajuku, YUMI, Himawari Unagi, Mahiro Kiryu, Mirai Maiumi, Suzumi, Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa, Raku, Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa, Mizuki

BASARA: Takumi Tsukamoto, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT, Takato Nakano

Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Shota, HARUKAZE

Other: Jiro Kuroshio, Asuka, Hiroshi Yamato, Yasu Urano, Miss Mongol


Higuchi’s Replacements, Campsite Postponed, Matsuno’s Best Body

September 6, 2019

DDT “PEANUT, YOU CAN GET SOME PROTEIN TOO! 2019”, 07/09/2019
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase
2. Cody Hall Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Masahiro Takanashi & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
4. Antonio Honda Marunage Match: Pero Pero Master & Daniel Nobryan Vs Poro Poro Master & M Samurai
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
6. Uchibo, Tobo, Dai Boso! Chiba Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Puma King

MAO is out of action with the flu. That was why he missed yesterday’s DDT show in Asakusa. He also had to forfeit his next match in the Tenkaichi Jr. tournament scheduled for tomorrow meaning he is now eliminated from the competition. He isn’t expected to be missing anything else after this.

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE ~FOLLOW ME, THE DREAM IS STILL AHEAD~”, 15/09/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. DAMNATION Vs Sanshiro Takagi
2. Ryogoku Gauntlet Tag Match: Antonio Honda & Riho Vs Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Emi Sakura & Cherry Vs Yusuke Inokuma & MAO Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Saki Akai & Mei Suruga
3. Kagetora & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno
4. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno

Yasu Urano will be on the show.

DDT “DRAMATIC SAINT INN☆ONISAN 2019”, 16/09/2019
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki

1. OPG Offer Match: Gota Ihashi, Great Mutiger & Yunosuke Vs Takuya Yamauchi, Tomoya Uehara & Scoville
2. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hiroshi Yamato
3. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yukio Sakaguchi
4. Cody Hall & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
5. Mizuki Watase Marunage Match ~ Advent Of God!! Falls Count Anywhere In Kurashiki Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Mizuki Watase, MAO & Asuka Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Shunma Katsumata & Hiroshi Yamato
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
7. Kurashiki Specialty Beauty Area Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

Hiroshi Yamato replaces the injured Kazusada Higuchi in the Falls Count Anywhere match.

DDT “DRAMATIC OMUTA SKYSCRAPER 2019”, 17/09/2019
Fukuoka Omuta Culture Hall Small Hall

1. Mizuki Watase Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Soma Takao Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Antonio Honda & Cody Hall Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Gota Ihashi Marunage Match: Gota Ihashi Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Naya
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs MAO & Asuka
6. DDT Has A Variety Of Teams!: Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi (w/ Yoshihiko) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Yamato
7. Omuta Specialty! The Moon Came Out The Moon Came Out! Barisugo Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuto Aijima Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Yukio Sakaguchi

Yukio Naya takes Higuchi’s place in the 3 Way Match. Naya’s original opponent Mizuki Watase will now have a match with Tomomitsu Matsunaga.

DDT “CAMPSITE PRO WRESTLING 2019 ~THE PROMISED NATURE LAND~”, 19/09/2019
Yamanashi Natureland Om

1. Falls Count Anywhere 5 Way 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Antonio Honda Vs Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii Vs Isami Kodaka, FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa

Sunday’s trip to the campsite is now postponed because of a typhoon that is expected to hit the area. For everyone’s safety the match will now take place on the 19th September.

DDT “SHUSSE DAIMYO DRAMATIC KUN 2019”, 21/09/2019
Shizuoka Create Hamamatsu Hall

1. Akito Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Yukio Naya
3. Antonio Honda Vs Mizuki Watase
4. Daisuke Kiso Referee Marunage Match ~ Jump Out The Head Of The Future Variety Team Leader: Toru Owashi Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura
5. 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Asuka Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. Shizuoka Hero, Makoto Oishi Triumph!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Makoto Oishi

Back in February, Makoto Oishi was given a main event match and submitted Daisuke Sasaki in a big upset. Can he achieve a similar results in front of his home crowd?

DDT “BEST WESTERN LARIAT SERIES 2019 ~REIWA FIRST BATTLE~”, 22/09/2019
Tokyo Machida Best Western Rembrandt Hotel B1F

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa Vs Rika Tatsumi & Mirai Maiumi
2. Asuka & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Mizuki Watase & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Antonio Honda & Cody Hall Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yukio Naya
4. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Akito
5. Please Spend A Wonderful Time With Delicious Meals And Gorgeous Dance: Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
6. Best Western Lariat Series 2019 Special 4 Way Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs Jiro Kuroshio & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

Akito is moved up to team with Yukio Sakaguchi. Matsunaga takes Akito’s place in the earlier tag match.

DDT “A MAN OVERCAME NUMEROUS HARDSHIPS AND REACHED THE LAND OF FUKUSHIMA! 2019”, 23/09/2019
Fukushima Will Convention Hall A

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yuki Ueno
2. HARASHIMA Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Cody Hall & Antonio Honda Vs Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
4. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Makoto Oishi & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Gorgeous Matsuno Marunage Match ~Osaki, Shiroishi & Fukushima~ Tohoku Three Musketeers 3 Way Match: MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
6. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

Gorgeous Matsuno now has even more motivation to outshine his fellow Tohoku wrestlers.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP 2019”, 29/09/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Danshoku Dieno, Yukio Sakaguchi & Gota Ihashi Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Yamato
2. Masahiro Takanashi & MAO Vs Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Cody Hall & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
4. Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Asuka
5. O-40 Title: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
7. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: Jiro Kuroshio (c) Vs HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo

What has gotten Matsuno so motivated? His burgeoning body building career! He has his sights on winning the Over 50’s category in the Best Body Japan Grand Prix this November. Preparations include winning a pro wrestling championship and since his age qualifies him for a certain belt in DDT, he’s going after the O-40 Title.

Konosuke Takeshita will give Asuka a KO-D Openweight Title shot if she can beat him at Korakuen Hall.