Tokyo Princess Cup Warm Up, Heaven Summit Nears Its End, Shuji Vs Higuchi

June 22, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRL’S FIGHT OUT #5”, 24/06/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. 3 Way Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Maho Kurone Vs Mizuki
2. Syoko Nakajima & Marika Kobashi
3. Yuu & Yuna Manase Vs Rika Tatsumi & Nonoko
4. Yuka Sakazaki & Reika Saiki Vs Miyu Yamashita & Nodoka-oneesan

One last warm up before the Tokyo Princess Cup begins. The two tag matches feature match-ups from the first round.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 4TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP OPENER”, 02/07/2017
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106

1. 3 Way Match: Yuu Vs Azusa Takigawa Vs Itoh Maki
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1A: Reika Saiki Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1B: Nonoko Vs Mizuki
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1C: Syoko Nakajima Vs Maho Kurone
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1D: Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuna Manase
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Miyu Yamashita

Those who got a bye into the 2nd Round won’t be resting easy on Night 1. Yuu, Azusa Takigawa and Itoh Maki all have to face each other in a 3 Way Match.

BASARA “VAJRA 39 ~UCHOUTEN SKY~”, 05/07/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Takato Nakano Vs Naoki Tanizaki
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu & Abdullah Kobayashi Vs Hercules Senga & Fuminori Abe
3. Special Single Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Magnitude Kishiwada
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & X Vs Yasu Urano & X
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: Winner Of A Block Vs Winner Of B Block

The Heaven Summit final will be between either Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi or Ryuichi Sekine against either Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi or FUMA. We will find out who on Sunday.

Yasu Urano is visiting BASARA to catch up with some old friends. He also wants to take part in matches he’s never been in before like a Hardcore Match. Isami Kodaka is happy to provide that for him.

Trans-Am ★ Shinya, Hagane and Tsutomu Oosugi will be on the show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM NIWATORI KASHIWA MESHI~”, 08/07/2017
Fukuoka Kokura Pastel Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuni
2. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs MAO & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Joey Ryan & Antonio Honda
4. Ogura Specialty! Watching A Million Summer Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi

Joey Ryan returns, presumably with the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title still with him. I’ve lost track with what’s been going on with that belt.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 09/07/2017
Hakata Star Lane

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Azul Dragon Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
2. Hakata Specialty! Promotion Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Mike Bailey & Danshoku Dino
3. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Joey Ryan
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi

Last time Mike Bailey and Danshoku Dino were in the ring, Dino gave him the Danshoku Nightmare VR. This time they’re teaming together so hopefully Bailey will let bygones be bygones.

Yuto Aijima will be on the show.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 4 ~NEVER COME~”, 16/07/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Battle Royal: Saki Akai Vs X
2. Yuni’s Enclosing Network: Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Atsushi Maruyama Vs Makoto Oishi, Jun Kasai & Yuni
3. You Come From Far Away, So Not Have Fun – Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Antonio Honda
4. Shuten-dōji Vs DNA OSAKA: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
5. Craftsman – Special Single Match: Masahiro Takanashi Vs HUB
6. Wrestling Hunters Vs DAMNATION ~ Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Dick Togo & Mike Bailey Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
7. Triple Crown Giant Vs DNA-gun ~ Super Heavy Special Single Match: Shuji Ishikawa Vs Kazusada Higuchi
8. Osaka Wrestling School Vs Kishiwada Gurentai – Challenge to Yukinobu ~ Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie Vs “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo

Kazusada Higuchi gets a non-title match against the Triple Crown Champion!

Kengo Takai, Shoichi Uchida, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Joey Ryan will all be on the show.


This Weekend’s Cards, Mashimo On Trial, Rocky’s Departure, DDT Vs Osaka

June 9, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 10/06/2017
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii
2. Gay! Sumo Wrestling Idol! Enchanted Tag Match: Danshoku Dino & Toru Owashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
4. Lassera! Aomori Specialty Nebu Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki
5. Anton Trials 1st Battle!: Mad Paulie (140kg) Vs Antonio Honda (100kg)
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Mike Bailey, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase

Mike Bailey, Makoto Oishi and Naomi Yoshimura hold the three remaining Right To Challenge contracts.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 11/06/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase
3. Anton Trials 2nd Battle!: Toru Owashi (110kg) Vs Antonio Honda (100kg)
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao

Bailey has already decided he will cash in his title shot on 2nd July. Yoshimura is plotting on how to cause Konosuke Takeshita the most grief when he cashes in. Oishi is the current wild card of the three since he hasn’t given any hints as to when he wants his title match.

BASARA “VAJRA 38 ~FEAST~ DRINKING PARTY”, 19/06/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tsutomu Oosugi, Best Stretchman V3 & Masaya Takahashi Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Kengo Mashimo
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (4) Vs Yusuke Kubo (4)
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (6) Vs Takato Nakano (0)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (6) Vs FUMA (6)
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka (4) Vs SAGAT (0)

Hercules Senga is taking Kengo Mashimo to court. We’ll find out why Mashimo is being put on trial at the show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “RAINY MELODY 2017”, 24/06/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. New And Old Masked Women Showdown!: HARUKAZE Vs Bambi
2. Dai Suzuki Ganbare☆Big Match: Dai Suzuki Vs Chikara
3. Wrestling Experiment Group GUYZ Vs Canadian Wrestling: Shinichiro Wakita Vs Danny Duggan
4. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die! Ganbare The Army Appears!: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter Vs GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs New York Head Hunters: Ken Ohka, Yukihiro Abe & Yumehito Imanari Vs KENSO, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Hollywood GOTA

I predict Ganbare The Army is going to gain more members as the months go by.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 25/06/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito
2. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie
3. Rocky’s Departure! Special 6-Man Tag Match “Friendship Of The Fire”: Rocky Kawamura, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi, Hirata Collection A.T. & Soma Takao
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. King Of DDT 2017 – Final: X Vs X

Later this month Rocky Kawamura, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda will form a team called the Rockies. Kawamura nowadays does a Rocky gimmick, Akai’s father was nicknamed “The Rocky Of Naniwa” during his boxing days and Honda really likes the Rocky movies. Sayaka Obihiro is helping to train them and promises they will turn Korakuen Hall into Philadelphia Hall on the day. When asked to pick their favourite movie in the series, Kawamura said Rocky V. Akai admitted Creed is the only one she’s seen.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DAI SUZUKI DEBUT 4TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE ~TODAY, INEXPERIENCED 2017~”, 08/07/2017
Tochigi Sogo Bunka Center Sub Hall

1. Ganpuro Three Big Single Match ~ Philosopher Of The Fat Vs Philosopher Of The Ring: Yumehito Imanari Vs Yasu Urano
2. Ganbare☆Joshi Vs Actwres girl’Z: HARUKAZE Vs Saori Anou
3. Ganpuro Three Big Single Match ~ Forgotten K Again: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Ganbare The Army Vs New York Head Hunters: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter Vs KENSO & Hollywood GOTA
5. Ganpuro Three Big Single Match ~ Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Naoshi Sano
6. Dai Suzuki Local Triumphant Match: Dai Suzuki & Rekka Vs Shiro Koshinaka & GENTARO

The New York Head Hunters are spreading out to find more opponents. They’re not just interested in fighting the usual Ken Ohka led teams all the time.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 4 ~NEVER COME~”, 16/07/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Shuten-dōji Vs DNA OSAKA: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
2. You Come From Far Away, So Not Have Fun – Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Antonio Honda
3. Craftsman – Special Single Match: Masahiro Takanashi Vs HUB
4. Osaka Wrestling School Vs Kishiwada Gurentai – Challenge to Yukinobu ~ Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie Vs “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo

Magnitude Kishiwada will be wrestling as “Big Boss” MA-G-MA for the first time in 12 years. Buffalo will be Black Buffalo for the first time in 3 years.


HARUKAZE, King Of DDT 2017, June Schedule

May 31, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “NISHI E HIGASHI E 2017”, 31/05/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Shaolin Temple Vs Gatoh Move~ Complete Settlement Match!: Shaolin Temple Man Vs “Kotori”
2. Karate Chop And Corkscrew Blow, Fusion Of Miracles!: Yukihiro Abe & Yumehito Imanari Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Chikara
3. Ganpuro Counting Again: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs GENTARO
4. Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Debut Match: HARUKAZE Vs Kaori Yoneyama
5. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die! Decisive Battle!: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Ganbare The Great
6. When It Is A Match! Show Me Ganbare Soul!: Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I, previously Haruka Kato, is the female wrestler who joined Ganpuro to reinvent herself. After a fan contest was held to choose her new moniker she is now officially named HARUKAZE.

DDT “STREET WRESTLING IN TOKYO DOME”, 01/06/2017
Tokyo Dome

No People Street Wrestling Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Minoru Suzuki

The match is expected to start at 4pm Japan time live on DDT UNIVERSE.

DDT “KING OF DDT 1ST ROUND”, 02/06/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Kouki Iwasaki & MAO
3. King Of DDT 2017 – Round 1A: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito
4. King Of DDT 2017 – Round 1B: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Hirata Collection A.T.
5. King Of DDT 2017 – Round 1C: KUDO Vs Soma Takao
6. King Of DDT 2017 – Round 1D: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
7. King Of DDT 2017 – Round 1E: Shunma Katsumata Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
8. King Of DDT 2017 – Round 1F: Kazusada Higuchi Vs HARASHIMA
9. King Of DDT 2017 – Round 1G: Danshoku Dino Vs Keisuke Ishii
10. King Of DDT 2017 – Round 1H: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mad Paulie

A 1,000,000 yen cash prize and a KO-D Openweight Title shot at Sumo Hall is waiting for the winner of this year’s King Of DDT tournament. Some rivalries and grudges will be revisited in the first round. Masahiro Takanashi had been wanting a singles match with Hirata Collection A.T. ever since the Italian showed up in DDT. Tetsuya Endo and Mike Bailey still have bad blood between them going back to the DAMNATION Vs Happy Motels feud. Kazusada Higuchi and HARASHIMA had big clashes before and Higuchi just recently pinned HARASHIMA to win his RTC contract. Shigehiro Irie Vs Mad Paulie is a rematch from last month where Paulie scored the upset victory.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2ND ROUND”, 04/06/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. King Of DDT 2017 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
2. King Of DDT 2017 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
3. King Of DDT 2017 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F
4. King Of DDT 2017 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H

The quarter finals happen only a few days after Round 1.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 10/06/2017
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Gay! Sumo Wrestling Idol! Enchanted Tag Match: Danshoku Dino & Toru Owashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
3. Lassera! Aomori Specialty Nebu Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki

Smile Squash (if they’re still using that name with Yasu Urano) only have one Yaro to worry about here before the KO-D Tag Team Titles match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 11/06/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao

With Diego joining the team, ALL OUT now put their focus on DAMNATION.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 17/06/2017
Hiroshima JMS Aster Plaza

1. Danshoku Dino & Rey Paloma Vs Antonio Honda & Saki Akai
2. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi

Rey Paloma makes his second appearance for DDT this year.

DDT “WRESTLE FEST IN MATSUYAMA 2017”, 18/06/2017
Matsuyama City Community Center – Planning Exhibition Hall

1. Wrestling If You Do It Like This Matsuyama Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey
2. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

Maybe there is life still left in New Wrestling America since Irie & Bailey are teaming up again.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 25/06/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: X Vs X
2. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: X Vs X
3. King Of DDT 2017 – Final: X Vs X

The semi-final pairings will be determined by a lottery on the show itself.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 4 ~NEVER COME~”, 16/07/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. You Come From Far Away, So Not Have Fun – Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Antonio Honda

Other wrestlers appearing on the show include Atsushi Maruyama, Kengo Takai, Magnitude Kishiwada, Dick Togo, Shuji Ishikawa, HUB, Shoichi Uchida and Super Sasadango Machine.


DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017” Results

February 4, 2017

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DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017”, 04/02/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2
481 Fans

1. The Best Soup Is A Song Or Something! No, And Dance! If You Do Not Say It’s The Final Settling Match!!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Katsumata pinned Hirata with a School Boy (7:52).
2. Keisuke Ishii defeated Gota Ihashi with a Dangerous Exploder (4:04).
3. Soma Takao & Yuni defeated Yasu Urano & Guanchulo when Takao pinned Guanchulo with the Gin And Tonic (9:42).
4. DAMNATION Vs DNA Naniwa Army: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno when Sasaki submitted Ueno with the Cross Facelock (11:21).
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Iwasaki pinned Takanashi with the Leg Capture Suplex (12:18).
*V1 for Team DNA.
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kotatsu defeated Hyota Echizenya (c) by Pinfall (7:12 pm).
*Kotatsu becomes the 1,207th champion.
6. DDT Extreme Title – Dog Chain Death Match: Jun Kasai (c) defeated Mad Paulie with the Pearl Harbour Splash (13:53).
*V3 for Jun Kasai.
7. Ultra Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Danshoku Dino with the Lip Lock (10:36).
8. Humanity Is A Battle Blooming In A Huge Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Akito defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda when HARASHIMA pinned Honda with the Somato (19:26).

Konosuke Takeshita remains confident he can beat HARASHIMA at Saitama Super Arena. He’s been telling himself he is the future of DDT ever since he debuted. Now that the Saitama Super Arena main event has been decided, he must beat HARASHIMA there to prove it. HARASHIMA told him he’s looking forward to the match and shook his hand with a big smile. But when Takeshita didn’t smile back, HARASHIMA’s expression changed and he refused to let go of the handshake until they were pulled away.

For the last week Soma Takao has been thinking of his own future. He was advised by Amon Tsurumi to join one of DDT’s units in order to improve his position on the roster. At the end of the show Takao approached Smile Squash and asked if he could join their side. He fought against them many times and ultimately he wants to beat HARASHIMA but until then he would like to work with him. T2Hide interrupted, Sanshiro Takagi wants Takao to join them instead. They’ll even trade Kazuki Hirata to Smile Squash if they have to! Yasu Urano told him they don’t want Hirata. Then NωA came out. They want Takao to be an idol like them. Tsurumi stopped the arguing and came up with a solution. There will be a Takao Battle Match on 12th February between Takao, Urano, Takagi and Oishi. If Takao wins he gets to join whichever unit he wants. If any other wrestler wins then their unit claims Takao. Any of the units not currently involved in the match can also enter it if they want to.

Danshoku Dino actually had Yoshihiro Takayama beaten with the Hell Car Combination with Makoto Oishi but pulled him up from the pin before the ref counted to three. Dino wasn’t done with him yet. He applied the Lip Lock but Takayama Hulked out of it and gave Dino his own Lip Lock. It was so powerful that Dino lost consciousness and was easily pinned afterwards. When he woke up Takayama told him the match was a painful struggle but the fighting is over. Takayama is no longer afraid of Dino. They both hugged and screamed “No Fear!” together.

Jun Kasai survived a Choke Slam through a table to beat Mad Paulie. A dog chain kept the two close to each other but Kasai decided to detach it from his collar and use the chain to tie up Paulie. With no way of escaping, Paulie was a sitting duck for the Pearl Harbour Splash. After the match Kasai nominated his DDT Extreme Title challenger for Saitama Super Arena. It’s Daisuke Sasaki! Kasai mentioned he has a relative’s wedding ceremony to attend that day but he wouldn’t miss this match for anything, even his parent’s funeral!

There is no question now that Team DNA are deserving KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions. They won the belts without beating the previous champions Shuten-dōji so naturally Shuten-dōji wanted the first title shot. Masahiro Takanashi’s run of victories ended when Kouki Iwasaki pinned him with the Leg Capture Suplex. Yukio Sakaguchi looked like he still wanted to fight after the match but instead he took one of the title belts and handed it to Kazusada Higuchi, accepting the result.

Hyota Echizenya appeared with the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title to talk with Takagi and Tsurumi. He entered the room wearing a Kotatsu table over his back and then invited the others to sit by the Kotatsu. Echizenya talked about being unable to write his current manuscript because of the pressures of defending the Iron Man title all the time. Their conversation was interrupted by Gota Ihashi and Dai Suzuki both wanting to attack the champion. Takagi stood up to defend Echizenya but accidentally flipped the Kotatsu on top of him in the process. 1…2…3! The Kotatsu table is the new champion! Tsurumi told Echizenya to pin the table and win the belt back but he declined. Echizenya originally won the title by beating the table so it is only fitting that the table won it back from him. He thanked DDT for the wonderful experience and he will now go back to writing his manuscript.

Naomi Yoshimura denied that he lost his tag match against DAMNATION. It was Yuki Ueno who submitted so under Yoshimura’s logic he’s the one who lost.

Guanchulo yelled about how much he hates children while he fought Yuni.

The opening match was held under Scramble Bunkhouse Lucha Glasses Rules.


Dog Chain Match, Nakazawa Returns, Big DNA Main Event

February 3, 2017

DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017”, 04/02/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Soma Takao & Yuni Vs Yasu Urano & Guanchulo
3. DAMNATION Vs DNA Naniwa Army: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno
4. The Best Soup Is A Song Or Something! No, And Dance! If You Do Not Say It’s The Final Settling Match!!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Ultra Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Danshoku Dino
6. Humanity Is A Battle Blooming In A Huge Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
8. DDT Extreme Title – Dog Chain Death Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Mad Paulie

The show is live on DDT UNIVERSE starting at 5:30pm JST, 8:30am GMT, 3:30am EST.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS FIGHT OUT #2”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Akane Miure Vs Itoh Maki
2. You Will Be In Time For Valentine’s Day! Encounter Just Before Valentine’s Day!: Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko Vs Miyu Yamashita & Mil Clown
3. Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Reika Saiki & Syoko Nakajima

The build up for Yuu Vs Reika Saiki continues.

BASARA “VAJRA 28 ~DESTRUCTION OF HEART~”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Wrestling Consultation Center Where You Can Have A Matrix: Gouma Ryu Vs Shinya Ishida
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. Trans-Am ★ Challenge: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Daichi Kazato
4. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Challengers Decision Battle: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
5. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Sean Guinness

Two shows in a week for BASARA, both headlining with NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Matches.

BASARA “VAJRA 29 ~TENKA FUBU~”, 12/02/2017
Nagoya City Higashi Sports Center

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Konaka = Pale One Vs Mammoth Handa
2. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs X & X

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Shinya Ishida and Nori da Funky Shibire-sasu will be on the show. This will be Nori’s debut for BASARA.

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 4”, 14/02/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match ~A Bite Of A Cool Sensation The Sweep! Actress Girls Incoming!!~: Saori Anou Vs Tam Nakano
2. YaroZ Annual Round Boxing Handicap Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi & Dai Suzuki
3. Last Gun Standing Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Takayuki Ueki
4. Brand Anticipated Hardcore 6 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs SAGAT Vs Nonoko Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Colt Cabana
6. YaroZ Army Vs Sexy Army Full Challenge: Kazusada Higuchi, Ryuichi Sekine & Ken Ohka Vs Makoto Oishi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Mineo Fujita

Saori Anou regularly wrestles in Stardom. Tam Nakano mostly wrestles in Actwres girl’Z but has appeared for promotions like Diana and REINA in the past.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino

After spending a year working in Thailand, Michael Nakazawa is taking a break for a while and coming back home to Japan. That means Nakazawa is returning to DDT! This will be his first match in DDT since “JUDGEMENT 2016” when Kota Ibushi memorably gave him a Piledriver into a toilet.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. FIGHTING GIG STARTING SIGNAL Run!: Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Youth’s Esperanza 2017: MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Dai Suzuki Which Way Is Your Tomorrow?: Dai Suzuki Vs Shogun Okamoto
4. Stand By The Sky: Shunma Katsumata Vs Kotaro Suzuki
5. Running Without End: Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA
6. FIRST GIG MAIN EVENT “THE POWER”: Kazusada Higuchi & Akebono Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuji Okabayashi

A big main event is in store. Not just in physical size but in ego too. Naomi Yoshimura attended the match announcement wearing sunglasses and a fancy suit. He didn’t care about Akebono’s sumo accomplishments and ran down Kazusada Higuchi for losing to Mike Bailey and Ryota Nakatsu late last year. He threatened to blow away anyone who stands in his path. Higuchi was more polite. Being in the presence of Akebono is enough encouragement to withstand whatever Yuji Okabayashi throws at him. Akebono warned Yoshimura to respect him or be crushed.


Colt Cabana Coming To DDT, YaroZ Gets ActWres, 20th Anniversary Card Fills Up

January 31, 2017

DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017”, 04/02/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Gota Ihashi
2. DAMNATION Vs DNA Naniwa Army: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno
3. Humanity Is A Battle Blooming In A Huge Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
4. The Best Soup Is A Song Or Something! No, And Dance! If You Do Not Say It’s The Final Settling Match!!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Soma Takao & Yuni Vs Yasu Urano & Guanchulo
6. Ultra Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Danshoku Dino
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
8. DDT Extreme Title – Dog Chain Death Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Mad Paulie

Hyota Echizenya will be in attendance with the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. He has spent the last two months searching for a suitable person to win the title from him and also be relied on to defend it regularly.

DDT “DRAMATIC NERIMA THE FIGHTER 2017”, 12/02/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. Special 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs MAO Vs Colt Cabana
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Akito

Colt Cabana makes his DDT debut here. This is his first match in Japan since December 2015 for NOAH. There has been some surprise online that his return to the country is for DDT instead of NOAH.

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 4”, 14/02/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match: X Vs X
2. YaroZ Annual Round Boxing Handicap Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi & Dai Suzuki
3. Last Gun Standing Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Takayuki Ueki
4. Brand Anticipated Hardcore 6 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs SAGAT Vs Nonoko Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Colt Cabana
6. YaroZ Army Vs Sexy Army Full Challenge: Kazusada Higuchi, Ryuichi Sekine & Ken Ohka Vs Makoto Oishi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Mineo Fujita

The six brands involved in the Hardcore match are YaroZ (Sanshiro Takagi), DDT (Toru Owashi), BASARA (SAGAT), Tokyo Joshi Pro (Nonoko), Ganbare☆Wrestling (Yumehito Imanari) and BOYZ (Nobuhiro Shimatani).

Tsukasa Wachi is the ring girl for the boxing match.

Actwres girl’Z is a joshi organisation with actresses on their roster instead of pro wrestlers. Some of the staff involved behind the scenes were previously with Stardom.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino

Danshoku Dino has come up with a special nickname for his match with Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana. He will be called Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino during the night. “Bin Bin” is Japanese slang for an erection.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2017 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE”, 20/03/2017
Saitama Super Arena

0. DNA Offer Match: Rekka, Daiki Shimomura & Yuki Ueno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani, Naomi Yoshimura & Dai Suzuki
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuu, Mil Clown & Itoh Maki Vs Reika Saiki, Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa
0. DDT Pro Wrestling 20th Anniversary Memorial Celebration Dramatic Rumble: MIKAMI Vs GENTARO Vs Bambi Vs Rion Mizuki Vs X
1. Sekichu Presents Hardcore Match: X Vs X
2. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2017: Saki Akai, Meiko Satomura & Syoko Nakajima Vs Aja Kong, Cherry & Miyu Yamashita
3. Kou Shibusawa 35th Anniversary “Nobunaga’s Ambition ~Our Warring States~” Sengoku Warlords Match: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sanshiro Takagi), Shingen Takeda (Keiji Muto) & Yukimura Sanada (Isami Kodaka) Vs Katsuie Shibata (Daisuke Sekimoto), Kenshin Uesugi (Jun Akiyama) & Nobunaga Oda (Kota Ibushi)
4. Special 8-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Lady Beard Vs Jaguar Yokota, Yuni, X & X
5. Shungo Oyama Pro Wrestling Challenge Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Dick Togo Vs Shungo Oyama & X
6. Shigehiro Irie Triennial Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mike Bailey
7. “DDT Is DDT” 20 Years Entertainment Culmination! The Best In The World Bad Guy Decisive Battle: Danshoku Dino Vs Joey Ryan
8. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

The 20th Anniversary card is almost complete. There are a few notable names currently missing, mainly the DAMNATION crew.

A 2 Million Yen prize from Good Com Asset will be given to the winner of the main event.

Super Sasadango Machine will produce an international PowerPoint presentation in Japanese, English, Chinese and Spanish for the Danshoku Dino Vs Joey Ryan match. If the match becomes too lewd it will be censored on DDT UNIVERSE with this NSFW image.

Sekichu is an business furniture company and they will be supplying the weapons for the Hardcore Match.


Shimatani Fights His Dark Fate, One Last Dance Between Hirata And NωA? Ganpuro Grows

January 26, 2017

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2017”, 29/01/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) Vs Gota Ihashi
1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda, Guanchulo, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
3. Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
4. DDT UNIVERSE Special Tag Match Suitable For Live Broadcasting: Yoshihiro Takayama & Dick Togo Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
5. AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Yasu Urano
6. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Decision Tournament – Final: Konosuke Takeshita Vs KUDO
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

In order to avoid reaching 10 failed title defences in a row, Nobuhiro Shimatani has to face the the only wrestler who has a worse history with the King Of Dark Championship than he does. And you know Gota Ihashi does not want to go back to that fate.

DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017”, 04/02/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. The Best Soup Is A Song Or Something! No, And Dance! If You Do Not Say It’s The Final Settling Match!!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. Soma Takao & Yuni Vs Yasu Urano & Guanchulo
3. Ultra Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Danshoku Dino
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. DDT Extreme Title – Dog Chain Death Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Mad Paulie

Is this really going to be the last dance between Kazuki Hirata and NωA? I doubt it.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS FIGHT OUT #2”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Akane Miure Vs Itoh Maki
2. You Will Be In Time For Valentine’s Day! Encounter Just Before Valentine’s Day!: Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko Vs Miyu Yamashita & Mil Clown
3. Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Reika Saiki & Syoko Nakajima

Rika Tatsumi is now teaming with the zombie girl to fight SIN Biishiki-gun. Let’s see if Martha is any good at cleaning up gore.

BASARA “VAJRA 28 ~DESTRUCTION OF HEART~”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Wrestling Consultation Center Where You Can Have A Matrix: Gouma Ryu Vs Shinya Ishida
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. Trans-Am ★ Challenge: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Daichi Kazato
4. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Challengers Decision Battle: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
5. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Sean Guinness

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi sent out a challenge and Daichi Kazato is stepping up to the plate.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GET DOWN 2017”, 11/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. GANBARE NEW WAVE: Shinichiro Tominaga & Shota Nakagawa Vs Yukihiro Abe & Andromeda KEN
2. Japanese Psycho ~When You Fight~: Yumehito Imanari Vs Mars Spector
3. Ai Shimizu Ganbare☆Wrestling Trial – 3rd Round: Ai Shimizu Vs Cassandra Miyagi
4. G-COSMOS 2017 ~ Japan Vs Thailand International Combat In Prince: Takafumi Ito Vs Tanomusaku Toba
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Kenso Ohka, Osamu Namiguchi & Shibata

Ken Ohka claimed that ever since DDT UNIVERSE launched, he has been getting inquiries from all over Japan and even overseas. So a big project to help Ganbare☆Wrestling grow is in the works and will be announced on 11th February.

Some new talent are being brought into Ganpuro to possibly freshen up the roster. Two names were announced for the “New Century Audition”. Shota Nakagawa is from AZUSA Project and Andromeda KEN is from Pro Wrestling ACE. KEN is also a dropout from the WRESTLE-1 school. Ohka wants more people to sign up, preferably people who like B’z so they can go do karaoke during the audition.