DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 4 ~NEVER COME~” Results

July 16, 2017

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 4 ~NEVER COME~”, 16/07/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2
829 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Battle Royal – Winner Becomes GM For One Day: Saki Akai defeated Hirata Collection A.T. and Joey Ryan by Ring Out (10:12).
Order Of Elimination: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kengo Takai, Shoichi Uchida, Kouki Iwasaki, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Hirata Collection A.T. and Joey Ryan.
2. Shuten-dōji Vs DNA OSAKA: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when KUDO pinned Ueno with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:13).
3. Yuni’s Enclosing Network: Makoto Oishi, Jun Kasai & Yuni defeated Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Atsushi Maruyama when Yuni pinned Sasadango with the 2nd Rope Sky Twister Press (7:12).
4. Ikemen Master Combination Vs ALL OUT: Keisuke Ishii & Kaz Hayashi defeated Akito & Diego when Ishii pinned Diego with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (8:46).
5. Craftsman – Special Single Match: HUB defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Poisonous Wavecloth Bomber (10:53).
6. I Am Coming From A Distant Place, I Cannot Wait Again – Special 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda defeated Kikutaro and Kuishinbo Kamen when Honda submitted Kikutaro with a Crab Hold (14:50).
7. Wrestling Hunters Vs DAMNATION ~ Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Dick Togo & Mike Bailey when Sasaki submitted Bailey with La Mistica Cross Facelock (17:23).
8. Triple Crown Giant Vs DNA-gun ~ Super Heavy Special Single Match: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Splash Mountain (13:37).
9. Osaka Wrestling School Vs Kishiwada Gurentai – Challenge to Yukinobu ~ Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie defeated “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo when Takeshita pinned Buffalo with the Cross-Arm German Suplex (25:22).

DDT’s tribute to Osaka wrestling was headlined by their two top wrestlers from the region taking on two legendary figures. When Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie got a match against Magnitude Kishiwada and Buffalo they wanted them in their original Osaka Pro forms, “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo. They got their wish and their opponents made it clear they weren’t going to play nice. MA-G-MA & Buffalo attacked the DDT team the moment the bell rang. MA-G-MA put Takeshita through a table outside the ring with a Diving Body Press. However the tables turned when MA-G-MA accidentally Clotheslined Buffalo. Irie flattened Buffalo with a Running Cannonball into the corner. MA-G-MA did what he could to save Buffalo but soon ran out of chances. Takeshita then hit the Cross-Arm German Suplex to seal the victory.

Before the Osaka team left, MA-G-MA appealed to Takeshita for a singles match some day down the line. Takeshita and Irie showed admiration for their opponents and said it is now their own era of pro wrestling. When Takeshita was finished, Naomi Yoshimura came down to the ring to grab his attention. He said Takeshita forgot about someone. Yoshimura then went back to the entrance and brought out Takeshita’s mother, Keiko Takeshita! Yoshimura said he was stealing Keiko so her son won’t be able to eat any meals when he comes home. Keiko didn’t seem to mind because she was busy waving to the audience as they were chanting her name. Takeshita was annoyed but he can still protect his KO-D Openweight Title so please continue to support him. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi closed out the show by singing “A Woman Born Is Osaka”.

Big men doing big moves was the theme of the other main event. Kazusada Higuchi stepped up to Shuji Ishikawa and wasn’t intimidated by the Triple Crown Champion. Back Drops, Lariats and even the Doctor Bomb could not win the match for Higuchi. Instead Ishikawa cut him off with a Knee Lift, a Sliding D, the Fire Thunder and then the Splash Mountain to finish it.

Dick Togo and Mad Paulie continued to fight each other at the end of the Wrestling Hunters Vs DAMNATION match. The rest of DAMNATION had to pull Paulie away from Togo. Save that energy for the Paulie Joshi, buddy.

Antonio Honda had the opportunity to join in with Kikutaro and Kuishinbo Kamen’s famous wrestling exchanges but was struck with anxiety. He was up all of last night thinking of “Gon, The Little Fox” as usual. This annoyed his opponents so they decided to fight Honda two on one with some nonsense along the way. Kikutaro tired himself out and Honda easily submitted him with a Crab Hold to win. Honda thanked both of his opponents for the match. Kikutaro said he would like to do it again whenever the cost of his flights from and to Nevada are cheap.

In a moment of true villainy, Super Sasadango Machine rummaged through Yuni’s carry case before their trios match. Inside he found the kid’s fidget spinner and he stole it! Sasadango taunted Yuni by playing with the spinner in the ring then challenged him to take it back with his strength. To make it worse, Sasadango then stuffed the spinner down the front of Danshoku Dino’s tights. Yuni got help from Makoto Oishi and Jun Kasai to beat Dino, Sasadango & Atsushi Maruyama. Oishi gave Sasadango a Stunner, Kasai then hit the Pearl Harbour Splash and Yuni got the pin with the Sky Twister Press from the 2nd turnbuckle. After the match Kasai reached into Dino’s tights, pulled out the spinner and gave it back to Yuni.

There was a problem about the Battle Royal that needed to be solved. The original plan was for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Championship to be defended in the match but the current champion Maho Kurone was nowhere to be found. Yukinori Matsui told Amon Tsurumi that there needed to be a prize to motivate the contestants. Tsurumi thought about it and came up with an idea. He took off his afro and handed it over to Matsui. You see, the afro represents the power held by the DDT General Manager. Tsurumi announced that the winner will become the GM for one day. This will allow the winner to make any match or personal request that they desire. Saki Akai won the Battle Royal without eliminating anybody. She was tied up into a ball by Hirata Collection A.T. and left alone afterwards. Hirata and Joey Ryan were the last wrestlers left fighting and they eliminated each other so Akai was declared the winner. After Tsurumi freed her, he gave her the afro and asked her not to throw it away because she will have to wear it on the day she becomes the GM.

Shunma Katsumata & MAO recorded a message for the DDT fans while they were away competing in the NOAH Jr. Tag League. Unfortunately the audio was indecipherable because there was a strong wind while they were recording outdoors.


Sasaki Vs Joey Gets Personal, Is Hirata Hirata? Classic Osaka Attacks DDT!

July 7, 2017

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. Masahiro Takanashi Trials 3 Way Match Round 1: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Toru Owashi & Tessho Vs Shunma Katsumata & Trueno Guerrero
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Joey Ryan & Antonio Honda
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Keisuke Ishii, Danshoku Dino & Mike Bailey
7. Ogura Specialty! Watching A Million Summer Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi

There are now two Right To Challenge Contracts left in play. Keisuke Ishii and Naomi Yoshimura have them. Ishii will use his to get a KO-D Openweight Title shot on 23rd July. Until then he will have several opportunities to fight the champion Konosuke Takeshita in the ring.

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. Masahiro Takanashi Trials 3 Way Match Final Round!: Yuto Aijima Vs Antonio Honda Vs Masahiro Takanashi
3. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao & Hirata Collection A.T.
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO
5. Hakata Specialty! Promotion Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Mike Bailey & Danshoku Dino
6. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Last Man Standing Match: Daisuke Sasaki (E/c) Vs Joey Ryan (I/c)
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi

Joey Ryan is back and he has the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title with him. So his DDT Extreme Title match with Daisuke Sasaki is now a Double Title Match! Sasaki chose Last Man Standing as the stipulation. Ryan isn’t worried. He’s fought Cody Rhodes inside a Steel Cage and had Hardcore Matches with the Young Bucks. A Last Man Standing Match doesn’t scare him. Sasaki admires Joey for being a man’s man. Sasaki wants to exceed Joey so he can replace him as Candice LeRae’s tag partner and Laura James’s husband. Joey lost his temper and had to be calmed down by Amon Tsurumi. Sasaki then corrected himself and said he would rather marry Candice and team with Laura. Joey had enough and attacked Sasaki but Sasaki ducked and rolled him over with a School Boy. Daisuke Kiso was there to count the pin and award Sasaki with the Iron Man Title! However Joey then grabbed Sasaki’s arm, made him grab his crotch and flipped him onto a table with his dick strength. Joey pinned Sasaki to win back the Iron Man Title and promised he will do the same in Hakata to become a double champion.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~EARLY SUMMER~”, 15/07/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
2. 2 Vs 1 Handicap Match To Verify Whether It Is Hirata Or Not: Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Hirata Collection A.T.
3. ‘Hama Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Keisuke Ishii & Mike Bailey

Heavy accusations have been thrown Hirata Collection A.T.’s way as more and more people think he is really Kazuki Hirata in disguise. Even his T2Hide partners are curious to find out if it’s true and they are willing to fight him to prove it!

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

1. I Am Coming From A Distant Place, I Cannot Wait Again – Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Antonio Honda
2. Shuten-dōji Vs DNA OSAKA: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Craftsman – Special Single Match: Masahiro Takanashi Vs HUB
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title? – Battle Royal: X? (c) Vs Saki Akai Vs Soma Takao Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kengo Takai Vs Shoichi Uchida Vs Joey Ryan Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
5. Ikemen Master Combination Vs ALL OUT: Keisuke Ishii & Kaz Hayashi Vs Akito & Diego
6. Yuni’s Enclosing Network: Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Atsushi Maruyama Vs Makoto Oishi, Jun Kasai & Yuni
7. Wrestling Hunters Vs DAMNATION ~ Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Dick Togo & Mike Bailey Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
8. Triple Crown Giant Vs DNA-gun ~ Super Heavy Special Single Match: Shuji Ishikawa Vs Kazusada Higuchi
9. Osaka Wrestling School Vs Kishiwada Gurentai – Challenge to Yukinobu ~ Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie Vs “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo

The “DRAMATIC DREAMS!” show is a special event for Yukinori Matsui. DDT’s tribute to Osaka wrestling means a lot to him even if the current DDT fanbase may be too young to remember Osaka Pro’s glory days. But these shows are also a blast in the past for some of the wrestlers who were simply children when they were attending Osaka Pro events a decade ago, like Takeshita.

Be careful what you wish for. Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie wanted “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo for a dream match. Now they are going to get them at their worst! The Osaka veterans attacked them with chairs during an interview to show that their match isn’t going to be fun and games.

Kazusada Higuchi is now a full time DDT wrestler. To celebrate, here’s Shuji Ishikawa. Go nuts.

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017”, 23/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Special Tag Match: Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshiko
3. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs X
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs X & X
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii
*Keisuke Ishii will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

The KO-D Tag Team and DDT Extreme Titles will be defended but no challengers have been picked yet. DDT is waiting to see how the earlier title defences will go before deciding anything.

Saki Akai wants to see just how much she has progressed since she last fought Yoshiko.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TAIWAN VOL. 1”, 29/07/2017
Taiwan Expo 36 Bunshu Yongseong Collection 5th Floor

1. Porco Vs Heisenberg
2. SAKA & Black Ho Vs Bettas & Karas
3. Makoto Oishi Vs Yoshihiko
4. Sanshiro Takagi & Evil King Kazuya Vs A-Yong-Go & Joker
5. Shigehiro Irie Vs War Bear
6. Rekka Vs MAO

I don’t know about any of the Taiwan wrestlers other than Rekka so your guess is as good as mine.


Break Open The New Door Of DNA, Ikemen Master Combination

June 30, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.34 ~STARTING OVER~”, 04/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Global Futures: Mike Bailey & Cody Hall Vs Diego & Rekka
2. All Japan Major League Championship: Shiro Koshinaka & Kotaro Suzuki Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial Final Battle: Hideki Suzuki, Jun Kasai, NOSAWA Rongai & Gurukun Mask Vs Dai Suzuki
4. Best Of High Flyers: Tetsuya Endo Vs MAO
5. Real Mad Doubt Confrontation!: Koji Kanemoto Vs Mizuki Watase
6. PREMIUM GIG – With That Thought ~Kazusada Higuchi Graduation Memorial Match~: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Naomi Yoshimura
7. MAIN GIG – Break Open The New Door Of DNA!: Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno

A press conference was held featuring most of the wrestlers competing on the show. Yuki Ueno is looking forward to being in the main event because it is a big opportunity. With Kazusada Higuchi graduating and moving up to DDT, Ueno thinks it is up to him and Shunma Katsumata to open the door and show everyone the new DNA. Katsumata sees Ueno as a mystery for him to solve in the ring.

Higuchi’s graduation will leave a large gap that needs to be filled. Naomi Yoshimura is up for the challenge. This is his chance to knock down the old regime and take Higuchi’s place on the top of the DNA mountain. Kouki Iwasaki sees his position in DNA under attack and he has to protect it. Ryota Nakatsu is back in DNA again just for the special occasion. He’d rather fight Higuchi than team with him but this match is all about Higuchi so he’ll go along with it to make some memories. Higuchi realises that everyone in this match has been his rival of sorts at some point and that’s just how he wants it to be.

MAO credits Daisuke Sasaki for making Tetsuya Endo into the wrestler he is today. Endo said he is indebted to Sasaki and he might give him 700,00 yen out of his million yen prize money. Endo thinks he can live with 300,000 yen.

All Dai Suzuki has to do to save his career is not lose to 4 wrestlers in 7 minutes. NOSAWA Rongai couldn’t attend the press conference so he sent Black Tiger VII in his place. Tiger doesn’t understand the stipulation for the 4 Vs 1 match and thinks the entire bout is disgusting and pointless. Ken Ohka appeared in the room after the conference ended to give a motivational speech to Suzuki.

The Young Donuts are looking to make an impact. Rekka doesn’t care if Cody Hall is over 200cm tall, he will do what he can to beat him. Diego wants to make up for missing DNA’s first show in Korakuen Hall. Hall is entering DNA aiming to crush the competition. Mike Bailey wants to call his duo with Hall Team Cakes.

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

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title? – Battle Royal: X? (c) Vs Saki Akai Vs Soma Takao Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kengo Takai Vs Shoichi Uchida Vs Joey Ryan Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
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. Ikemen Master Combination Vs ALL OUT: Keisuke Ishii & Kaz Hayashi Vs Akito & Diego
7. Wrestling Hunters Vs DAMNATION ~ Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Dick Togo & Mike Bailey Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
8. Triple Crown Giant Vs DNA-gun ~ Super Heavy Special Single Match: Shuji Ishikawa Vs Kazusada Higuchi
9. Osaka Wrestling School Vs Kishiwada Gurentai – Challenge to Yukinobu ~ Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shigehiro Irie Vs “Big Boss” MA-G-MA & Black Buffalo

Keisuke Ishii and Kaz Hayashi will continue to team together. Their team name is the Ikemen Master Combination.

If the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion happens to be in Japan when the show takes place then they will have to defend the title in the Battle Royal. Laura James is (as far as I know) currently the champion after she won it from Joey Ryan at a Wrestle Circus show in Texas last Saturday.


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.