Kurone Vs Yung Tomorrow, DDT In Tottori, Shota Signs With Ganpro

May 4, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO ITABASHI IN THE SPRING, BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER!”, 05/05/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Yuna Manase & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Aino
3. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuu & Hikari
5. Maho Kurone Vs Su Yung
6. Miyu Yamashita, Marika Kobashi & Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Maki Ito & Mizuki

The Dead Of Alive didn’t last long. One loss and they are already at each other’s throats.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOFU CHIKUWA~”, 12/05/2018
Tottori Yonago Industrial Gymnasium Sub Arena

1. Tottori Darazu Pro Wrestling Tag Match: Rey Falcon & Gaina Tiger Vs COW Saeki & DAISUKE
2. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Shunma Katsumata
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Danshoku Dieno & Lowther Vs Toru Owashi, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO
4. Yonago Specialty Irakuru! Special! Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi

DDT is working with local indy Tottori Darazu Pro Wrestling to put this show together so several Tottori wrestlers are involved. Lowther is a masked wrestler nicknamed “Sexy Tarzan” and his finisher is the Superfly Splash.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I HAVE NEVER SEEN 2018”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Attitude Of The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
2. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shota

On 1st May Shota signed a full time contract with Ganbare☆Wrestling. To mark the occasion he challenged Keisuke Ishii for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. Shota was working with Guts World then went on an excursion to America after the company closed in April. Ohka had always wanted Shota to join Ganpro proper and approached him to make it happen when Shota no longer had a home promotion.

Yumehito Imanari has started the Imanari Revolution so he can be recognised as a main eventer. His campaign began successfully when he defeated Takeshi Okada in the main event of last month’s show. Now he faces Shuichiro Katsumura, the leader of Katsumura-gun and also the person who previously helped train him to fight Ganpro’s enemies. Imanari hopes that this match will be the main event.

BASARA “VAJRA 68 ~OSAKA CLUB SHOGETSUKI~”, 20/05/2018
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

There is a brand new Union MAX Champion and his name is Naoki Tanizaki! The Dove Pro wrestler already thinks he has beaten the best wrestler in BASARA when he won the belt from Isami Kodaka. It’s up to Takumi Tsukamoto to prove him wrong.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
2. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Hakata Specialty Special 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
4. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

The 4 Way Match happening on Sunday’s show in Sapporo will take place again a week later in Hakata.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Yuni’s Net 2: Makoto Oishi, Saki Akai & Yuni Vs Danshoku Dieno, Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon
2. Crash The Super Heavy Special Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura, Mad Paulie
3. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
4. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
5. Special Single Match ~Clouds~: Yuki Ueno Vs Dick Togo
6. Special Single Match ~Sustainable~: Shigehiro Irie Vs Magnitude Kishiwada
7. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

Shoichi Uchida still has a spot in this show. There are two or three more matches to be added so he’ll pop up somewhere.

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Irie Brings In A New Dawn, Will Things Change?

April 30, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Kouki Iwasaki
1. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
2. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao
4. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Miyu Yamashita
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & MAO

Unless it’s being done to attract the audience early, surely Shigehiro Irie’s match should be placed later in the card now that he is the champion. The match is also meant to push his title defence against Keisuke Ishii.

Smile Squash gets a shot at revenge on DAMNATION after the heel group tried to recruit HARASHIMA then immediately attacked him.

Kendo Kashin is still sending friendly text messages to the DDT offices that are meant for Gota Ihashi.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 04/05/2018
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KUDO Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi
3. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Mad Paulie
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Osaka City Origin MAO Local Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
7. Born In Shiroishi Tetsuya Endo Triumph! DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Both Tetsuya Endo and MAO are from Miyagi so they have to share their homecoming show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2018
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Hiratimo Dragon
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Toru Owashi Vs MAO & Yuki Ueno
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata, Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Antonio Honda
6. Department Of Civil Engineering, Hachinohe Institute Of Technology (Now Disappearing) Makoto Oishi Triumphant Return! Aomori Specialty Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita

With Kazuki Hirata banished from Japan again, Hiratimo Dragon takes his place in the previously announced 3 Way Match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Antonio Honda
2. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
3. Konosuke Takeshita & MAO Vs Koji Yoshida & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Tomoya Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Smile Squash are down to two members with Yuko Miyamoto and Yasu Urano both cutting ties from the group. Maybe Tomoya can attach himself to the unit.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #4”, 08/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Makoto
2. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match ~ Hardcore Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Kota Umeda

Kota Umeda’s trial continues with a clash against Big Japan’s own Ryuji Ito.

Joshi wrestler Makoto appears in DDT for the first time in a very long while. She has been in sub-brands like Ganbare☆Wrestling and New Beijing a few years ago but I can’t remember when she was last in DDT proper.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

HARASHIMA wants to avenge his defeat to KUDO last year. He is willing to put his newly won DDT Extreme Title on the line to do so.

Yuto Aijima and Azul Dragon will be on the show.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

Irie’s first defence is against an old friend. A former friend too. They held the All Asia Tag Team Titles together but that’s all in the past. Ishii has only beaten Irie twice in singles matches but that was early in their careers. Since then Irie has gotten the upper hand and has won more of their matches against each other. Both are champions now and currently feel they are the best they’ve ever been.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
2. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
3. Crash The Super Heavy Special Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura, Mad Paulie
4. Special Single Match ~Clouds~: Yuki Ueno Vs Dick Togo
5. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

The teams for the Super Heavy Tag match will be determined during the show.

Magnitude Kishiwada and Shoichi Uchida will also be wrestling.


Maji Manji Episode 2, Dramatic Dreams Volume 5

April 16, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #2”, 17/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Rekka
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. 4 Way Tag Match: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Makoto Oishi Vs Ken Ohka & Lady Beard
2. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Yuki Ueno Vs MAO
3. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Kota Umeda Vs Maki Ito
4. Tradition Of The Soul: Danshoku Dino Vs Naomi Yoshimura
5. Kazusada Higuchi, Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey
6. ALL OUT Vs Irie-gun: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
7. Maji Manji Tournament – Final: X Vs X

Week two of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” features the final rounds of the tournament to find DDT’s next star. Also Konosuke Takeshita and Shigehiro Irie continue their feud.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
2. Special Single Match ~Clouds~: Yuki Ueno Vs Dick Togo
3. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

Yasu Urano, Magnitude Kishiwada, HUB and Shoichi Uchida will all be on the show. GAINA was also supposed to be booked but he had to pull out because he already agreed to attend a wedding that day.


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.