DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021” Results

September 12, 2021

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall
233 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. 3 Way Match: Akito defeated Yuki Ueno and Yukio Naya when Akito pinned Naya with a School Boy (8:50).
2. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match ~ DRAMATIC WARS: Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda when Yoshihiko pinned Honda with the Exploder Suplex (10:15).
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino defeated Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku when Endo pinned Koroku with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (12:14).
4. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai defeated Yuna Manase with the Rookie Award (11:19).
5. DDT Extreme Title – All Men Are Equal! Kazuki Hirata Death Match: Shinya Aoki (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (12:20).
*V2 for Shinya Aoki.
6. HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, MAO & Yuto Aijima defeated Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Hideki Okatani & Azul Dragon when HARASHIMA pinned Okatani with the Somato (10:41).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (T/c) defeated Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno (I/c) & Yuki “Sexy” Iino when Katsumata pinned Dieno after the MADMAX (19:34).
*V2 for The 37KAMIINA. Shunma Katsumata becomes the 1,516th Iron Man Heavymetalweight champion.

The smell of victory was not coming from Pheromones today. Far from it. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata were ready to defend against their shenanigans and isolated Danshoku Dieno. After a brief absence from the ring, Yuki Iino returned with “Taboo” music playing over the speakers and he stripped off his wrestling gear. Dieno made Takeshita & Katsumata Lip Lock each other and Iino climbed the ropes to set up the Badonkadonk. However, Katsumata used a Casadora to drop Dieno onto the canvas and then Buzzsaw Kicked him, positioning Dieno beneath Iino. Iino didn’t know who was below him so he Badonkadonked his own partner! The 37KAMIINA got rid of Iino with Sandwich kicks and pinned Dieno with the MADMAX.

The result is a second successful KO-D Tag Team Titles defence for The 37KAMIINA. Also since Katsumata pinned Dieno it means Katsumata is the new Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion so he is now a double crown champion just like Takeshita! Their next challengers came out when HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura entered the ring. HARASHIMA wants to take the Tag Titles back after Katsumata pinned him for it back in June. He was champions with Yuji Okabayashi then but this time he wants both titles to be with DISASTER BOX so Yoshimura will team with him. The challenge was accepted and will take place in Korakuen Hall on 12th October. Backstage Dieno warned that this is not the end of Pheromones because they will reveal the third member soon.

It was revealed that Yuto Aijima will be retiring from pro wrestling later this year and he asked DDT to host his final match in his hometown of Omuta, Fukuoka. Aijima’s been wrestling for over 25 years and now that he is in his mid-50’s it is time to hang up his boots. He had discussed these plans with Sanshiro Takagi for two years because of the Covid-19 restrictions prevented the show from taking place anywhere. But now they have a venue and when the date is cleared it can finally go ahead.

The rules of the DDT Extreme Title match forced Shinya Aoki to wrestle like Kazuki Hirata. So he literally became Hirata and wrestled in an identical costume. Hisaya Imabayashi and Toru Owashi were the judges and it was up to them to determine if Aoki was only using moves that Hirata could do. On the bright side this gave Hirata a fighting chance. On the negative side the judges spent the entire match insulting Hirata on the microphone while they described his abilities, or lack there of. Aoki put Hirata in a Sleeper Hold but was told to stop because Hirata would rather dance in this situation. Aoki put on the glasses and dance while Hirata put him in a School Boy for a nearfall. Aoki had to use the Miracle One Shot Cradle but Hirata kicked out of it. Hirata then used his authentic version of the move but Aoki used the momentum to roll back on top and sneak away with the win. Hirata praised Aoki for how accurate the imitation is and will challenge him again when Aoki spreads the image of Kazuki Hirata across the world!

Saki Akai got the win over Yuna Manase and told her how she felt afterwards. Manase is too loud and proud which annoys Akai. But they’re both from the same generation and their careers began around the same time. It is up to the likes of them to create new wrestling fans. If the passion of Ganbare☆Joshi works for Manase then she should continue down that path. Akai accepts it might not be the wrong way after all and if Manase ever becomes stronger, they will have a rematch. They had a pinkie swear to mark that promise.

Three of DDT’s most bizarre gimmicks were put together in a trio and the results were as weird as expected. Takagi noticed that Mecha Mummy was shorter than the last time it appeared. Yoshihiko didn’t do anything until it was provoked. Pokotan’s movement was familiar enough for Antonio Honda to think it was Mizuki Watase in disguise. Mummy was rendered useless thanks to cold spray and Yoshihiko was thrown out of ringside. But when Honda demanded Pokotan to give up, Pokotan shouted for help and Yoshihiko returned this time with a noticeably bigger “shadow” behind it. Yoshihiko cleared the ring and gave Honda the Exploder Suplex. The shadow then unmasked to reveal Jun Akiyama! He threw Yoshihiko on top of Honda for the pin to end the match. Akiyama had to join in with the team’s post-match interview backstage and had to ask if any of them could talk. Akiyama had to answer questions on their behalf until he got fed up and went home.

After intermission Takagi announced a new addition to the DDT Teenage Project. It is Vent Vert Jack from the MY WAY promotion in Kyushu. Jack is 16 years old but has been wrestling with his father Vent Vert Negro for almost a decade. He has been in DDT before and is even a former Iron Man Champion. He isn’t the only one joining the brand though. Jack said his MY WAY classmate and rival Yousei☆Estrella will also be joining the project. Backstage Takagi joked about knowing several child wrestlers across Japan and name dropped Mr. #6 from Nagoya.


Mahiro Injured, Brookes Vs Sakaguchi, Dream Trio Of DDT Icons

August 19, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 SUMMER ~STEP AND A STEP~”, 21/08/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo Vs Maki Itoh & Raku
2. Mirai Maiumi Vs Kaya Toribami
3. Yuka Sakazaki & Pom Harajuku Vs Hyper Misao & Nao Kakuta
4. Rika Tatsumi, Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko
5. Miyu Yamashita, Suzume & Moka Miyamoto Vs Shoko Nakajima, Mizuki & Miu Watanabe

Both Hikari Noa and Maki Itoh are working double shots on Saturday. First they fight in the Tokyo Joshi Pro opening match in Itabashi then travel over to Kawasaki for the “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” pre-show.

Mahiro Kiryu is out of action with a neck injury. She will consult with her doctor when she can be cleared to return based on the progress of her treatment.

DDT “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021”, 04/09/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. 1 Day Unit Tournament – Semi Final: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X
2. 1 Day Unit Tournament – Semi Final: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X
3. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
4. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. 1 Day Unit Tournament – Final: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X

Eruption aren’t part of the Unit Tournament so Yukio Sakaguchi is free to take on Chris Brookes in their second ever singles match. The first match took place at the 2021 D-Ou Grand Prix and Sakaguchi won it that time.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match ~ DRAMATIC WARS: Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
2. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase
3. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

A group of freaks team up to fight Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan.


DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN UTSUNOMIYA” Results

July 17, 2021

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN UTSUNOMIYA”, 17/07/2021
Tochigi Prefectural Cultural Center Sub-Hall
127 Fans

1. Makoto Oishi & Akito defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Akito submitted Hirata with a Senshuraku Clutch (8:07).
2. Goro Tsurumi’s Genes Vs Mysterious Faction!: Sanshiro Takagi & Naoshi Sano Vs Danshoku Dieno & Demonio Uno ended in a No Contest when Uno went out of control (2:13).
2a. Rematch – 1 Vs 4 Handicap Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Naoshi Sano, Danshoku Dieno & Pokotan defeated Yukio Naya when Sano pinned Naya with the Swinging DDT (3:13).
3. Utsunomiya Specialty Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Antonio Honda with the Yurikamome Hold (14:13).
4. Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada defeated Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku when Okada submitted Koroku with a Crab Hold (12:01).
5. HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuki Iino when Brookes submitted Iino with the Octopus Stretch (11:49).
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie when Ueno pinned Paulie with the BME (20:07).

In a slight reversal of recent fortunes, Yuki Ueno picked up the win in the main event. However, Daisuke Sasaki got away with the DDT Universal Title still in his possession. Ueno promised to get his belt back and also promised The 37KAMIINA will beat DAMNATION for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles tomorrow. Backstage Shunma Katsumata said the unit will show they can get results without needing Konosuke Takeshita on their team. MAO said he will embarrass Tetsuya Endo in his own hometown. When Endo later heard that, his message to MAO was to not say Shiraishi City’s name without his permission! DAMNATION will win and make sure The 37KAMIINA will never step foot in Shiraishi ever again!

Antonio Honda’s antics were enough to convince Tetsuya Endo to join in the fun and do his own Honda mannerisms.

Yukio Naya showed up at the start of the show complaining about being left off the card. When Match #2 took place, Demonio Uno went out of control attacking everybody and forced the match to get cancelled. The mascot Pokotan appeared for the first time in ages to stop him and the match restarted as a 4 Vs 1 Handicap match. Uno couldn’t handle being outnumbered and was unmasked reveal it was Naya all along!


DDT “OH LIFE IS ABOUT PRO WRESTLING” Results

December 4, 2020

DDT “OH LIFE IS ABOUT PRO WRESTLING”, 04/12/2020
PIA LIVE STREAM
0 Fans

1. DDT Vs Big Japan Pro Wrestling Full Scale Proxy War: Death Kamo-kun defeated Pokotan with a Crab Hold (4:23).
2. Single Match Where Life Intersects: Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi ended in a Time Limit Draw.
3. Amateur Pro Wrestling “Nariagari” Offer Match: Zosaku Inoue defeated Hen China and Super Nikuyaki Machine when Inoue submitted China with a Ground Manjigatame (10:46).
4. Street Wrestling In Nemuro Where I See What Samson Miyamoto Left Behind: New Nemuro Pro Wrestling (w/ Samson Miyamoto) defeated Danshoku Dieno.

The broadcast presented as a documentary about the lives of pro wrestlers rather than an actual wrestling show. Danshoku Dieno wanted to pay tribute to the late Samson Miyamoto by visiting the store he ran accompanied by the New Nemuro Pro Wrestling roster. There he looked over a shrine of mementos dedicated to Miyamoto and asked the roster to show him the New Nemuro he left behind.

A side project Dieno has been working on is training a bunch of amateur pro wrestlers to properly wrestle. The project is called Nariagari and three of the participants wrestled each other in a unique 3 Way Match. Two would wrestle while the odd man out acted as the referee. They passed the referee shirt around every couple of minutes. It started off with Hen China fighting Super Nikuyaki Machine. Eventually the referee Zosaku Inoue swapped places with Nikuyaki and made China submit to win.

Yasu Urano and Makoto Oishi wrestled each other while highlights of their history together going back 20 years flashed through the screen.

I would have thought Pokotan and Death Kamo-kun got along but there was tension in the air for their match. Kamo-kun refused to shake Pokotan’s hand and didn’t hesitate to act aggressive on his way to victory.


Team Isami Vs Team Abe, Savage Field, Fate In Narimasu, Oishi Contra Oishi

November 24, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 141 ~THE 8TH FOX PRINCE~”, 28/11/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA
2. Banana Senga Vs Masato Kamino
3. Daiki Shimomura Vs Tetsuo Usui
4. Isami Kodaka Vs Fuminori Abe
5. Daichi Kazato Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
6. Ryuichi Sekine Vs SAGAT
7. Takato Nakano Vs Takumi Tsukamoto
8. Yusuke Kubo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi

BASARA “BASARA 142 ~THE 9TH FOX PRINCE~”, 28/11/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Fuminori Abe
2. Daiki Shimomura Vs SAGAT
3. Isami Kodaka & Banana Senga Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Masato Kamino
4. Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Daichi Kazato Vs FUMA, Tetsuo Usui & Tsutomu Oosugi

Team Isami: Isami Kodaka, Ryota Nakatsu, Ryuichi Sekine, Yusuke Kubo, Banana Senga, Daichi Kazato, Daiki Shimomura and Takato Nakano

Team Abe: Fuminori Abe, Takumi Tsukamoto, FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Tsutomu Oosugi, SAGAT, Masato Kamino and Tetsuo Usui

Both of BASARA’s day and night shows this Saturday will be entirely between two teams captained by Isami Kodaka and Fuminori Abe. Every match on the shows will be scored based on the results and whichever team ends the day with the most total points will be the winner. On the afternoon show, each match is 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. In the evening show, the scoring for wins are different. Singles matches are worth 1 point, tag matches are worth 2 points and the 6-Man Tag is worth 3 points.

DDT “EXTREME RECAPTURE STRATEGY”, 02/12/2020
Tokyo Savage Field

1. DDT Extreme Title: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Rambo Kawamura

Sanshiro Takagi’s first DDT Extreme Title defence ended in disaster when Rambo Kawamura ambushed the champion and took the belt hostage! Guerilla tactics will be needed for Takagi to get it back because Kawamura has fled to the Savage Field, an outdoor area somewhere in Tokyo used for airsoft activities, shooting ranges and other gun hobbies.

DDT “OH LIFE IS ABOUT PRO WRESTLING”, 04/12/2020
PIA LIVE STREAM

1. DDT Vs Big Japan Pro Wrestling Full Scale Proxy War: Pokotan Vs Death Kamo-kun
2. Single Match Where Life Intersects: Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Street Wrestling In Nemuro Where I See What Samson Miyamoto Left Behind: X Vs X

The mascots of both DDT and Big Japan face off. I suppose Pokotan and Death Kamo-kun will have a wrestling match but who knows what Danshoku Dieno wants them to do. He is hyping up the show by saying it will be something he has never seen anyone else do and it won’t broadcast anywhere outside of his Pia Live Stream.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’20 ~WOMM (WRESTLING OF MY MIND)~”, 06/12/2020
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. International Princess Title: Yuki Kamifuku (c) Vs Mahiro Kiryu

Last month, Yuki Kamifuku and Mahiro Kiryu were supposed to team together in Narimasu and fight for a Princess Tag Team Titles shot. Kamifuku had to pull out of the match with a broken finger. When Kiryu challenged her for the International Princess Title this week, the champion knew it must take place in Narimasu for that reason.

Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel will be on the show. Two things happen every time NEO Biishiki-gun reappear in Tokyo Joshi Pro. Sakisama and her loyal partner go after the Princess Tag Titles and they end up feuding with the newer members of the roster. Suzume & Sena Shiori look to be the feud if Saint-Michel’s immediate opinion on them is anything to go by.

BASARA “BASARA 143 ~SPACE SHOT~”, 07/12/2020
Tokyo Asakusa Flower Theater

1. Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. Turnabout Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Banana Senga Vs Fuminori Abe
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Daichi Kazato Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
4. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi-Final: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura
5. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi-Final: Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita Vs Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT

The IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT is at the semi-final stage.

BOYZ “(BRAND NEW) BOYZ -CHRISTMAS EVE EDITION-”, 24/12/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. DNA Alumni Association 6-Man Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Mizuki Watase
2. BOYZ-Like Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Jun Masaoka
3. Special Referee Series Part 2: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yasu Urano (Special Referee: Antonio Honda)
4. DDT x Ganpro Exchange Battle: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shota
5. Homoiro Clover Z Vs NωA Full Scale Battle ~ Oishi Contra Oishi: Danshoku Dieno, Akito & Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Makoto Oishi

Long ago, way back in February of this year Homoiro Clover Z reunited at a BOYZ show. Their return was met with defiance from the also reunited NωA and the two sides argued over who the real music idols of DDT were. As a member of both units, Makoto Oishi was stuck in the middle and unable to choose a side. A decision was made to do an Oishi Contra Oishi match with the winners getting Oishi all to themselves. The idea was forgotten about when BOYZ came back in August but it’s happening here on Christmas Eve! Oishi has to wrestle for both teams too.

There is one other match to be announced.

GANBARE☆PRO “THE WORLD 2020”, 26/12/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Asuka (c) Vs Shota

Like a lot of people, Shota’s plans for 2020 had to be put on the wayside. He wanted to go on excursion to Mexico but that can’t happen. He also wants to win the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title this year but there is only one Ganbare☆Pro show left on the 2020 schedule. He had to convince Asuka it would be an easy defence for her in order to get the title shot.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2021 THE FINAL!!”, 27/12/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Toi Kojima Debut Match: Toi Kojima Vs Hideki Okatani
2. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – Final: Winner Of A Block vs Winner Of B Block

The debuting Toi Kojima is from Saitama and was born on 8th December, 1999. He is 177cm tall and weighs in at 80kg. He has a soccer background.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’21”, 04/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

The challenger Rika Tatsumi has begun secret Dragon training to prepare for her big Princess Of Princess Title match. She has a lot of history with Yuka Sakazaki. In 2013 both of them were part of a music group of wrestlers called DPG and then they joined Tokyo Joshi Pro at around the same time afterwards.

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 29/01/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Emi Sakura & Yuna Mizumori Vs Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel
2. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Fuminori Abe

What an unusual pairing for Emi Sakura & Yuna Mizumori to fight against.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2021 IN KORAKUEN HALL!” Results

November 22, 2020

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2021 IN KORAKUEN HALL!”, 22/11/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
??? Fans – Withheld

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani defeated Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura when Watase pinned Nakamura with a Hurricanrana Cutback (5:54).
1. 4 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Soma Takao & Mad Paulie, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata and Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda when Sakaguchi submitted Honda with the Anal Sleeper Hold (7:23).
2. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – A Block: Akito (2) defeated MAO (0) with the Octopus Dream (7:08).
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – A Block: HARASHIMA (2) defeated Chris Brookes (0) with the Somato (11:13).
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki (2) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (0) with the Crossover Facelock (13:45).
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – B Block: Makoto Oishi (2) defeated Shunma Katsumata (0) with the Fujiyama Knee Lock (7:39).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – B Block: Yuki Ueno (2) defeated Kazusada Higuchi (0) with the WR (11:49).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo (2) defeated Jun Akiyama (0) with the Shooting Star Press (14:00).

A Block

1. Daisuke Sasaki (2)
-. HARASHIMA (2)
-. Akito (2)
4. Yukio Sakaguchi (0)
-. Konosuke Takeshita (0)
-. Chris Brookes (0)
-. MAO (0)

B Block

1. Tetsuya Endo (2)
-. Yuki Ueno (2)
-. Makoto Oishi (2)
4. Soma Takao (0)
-. Jun Akiyama (0)
-. Kazusada Higuchi (0)
-. Shunma Katsumata (0)

The opening day of D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 marks Jun Akiyama’s first direct loss in DDT. He brought the fight to Tetsuya Endo by grounding him with the Front Neck Lock. He hit the Knee Stikes and Exploder Suplexes but Endo couldn’t be beat with them. Akiyama went for the Wrist Clutch Exploder but Endo escaped and countered with an Overhead Kick. With Endo taking control he hit a Handspring Overhead Kick and the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb for a nearfall. Akiyama couldn’t get back up so he became a sitting duck for the Shooting Star Press. Endo laughed after the match and said this was a dream. No it’s not, it’s reality and he really did just beat Akiyama! Before the tournament began, Endo said he would abstain from the rest of the Grand Prix if he won the main event today. But he’s feeling so good now he decided he will complete his remaining matches after all and win D-Ou 2021!

The other singles champion also made a good leap out of the starting blocks. Yuki Ueno had a big wall in the form of Kazusada Higuchi standing in front of him. Very little seemed to make Higuchi budge until Ueno caught him with the Blizzard Suplex. Ueno wore him down with a Northern Lights Bomb and the Frog Splash but Higuchi was still kicking out. Ueno then hit the BME but rather than pin him straight away, he instead used the WR to make sure Higuchi was down and out. Ueno called the result a big confidence boost. He couldn’t envision beating Higuchi and he feels like he used up all his luck to achieve this. But he is also the DDT UNIVERSAL Champion and he won as decisively as possible. He hopes this makes the fans see him as the champion to watch in the Grand Prix.

The memory of NωA flowed through the match between Shunma Katsumata and Makoto Oishi. Katsumata came down to the ring wearing an NωA shirt and used it to choke Oishi when they fought outside the ring. Oishi went for the Fujiyama Knee Lock when Katsumata missed the Stuka Splash. He couldn’t get it at first but he put his opponent in a Calf Killer and switched to the Knee Lock for the tap out win. Katsumata was upset and thought he was already eliminated but a reporter reminded him it is a league format. Oishi is now looking forward to his match with Akiyama in Osaka on 29th November. He was a little upset with Katsumata wearing the NωA shirt but he got one back by saying he beat a member of both ALL OUT and the DDT Sauna Club.

The early half of the show was focused on the A Block matches. Daisuke Sasaki celebrated his birthday with a big victory over Konosuke Takeshita. Sasaki was thrown around with German Suplexes but he caught Takeshita in the Crossover Facelock while Takeshita was still on his feet. Takeshita’s energy was sapped out of him and when he fell to the mat in the hold he gave up. Backstage Sasaki had a message for Takeshita. If you have any doubts, just come to DAMNATION! When Takeshita received that message he said that’s one way he could change himself. He then walked off.

Chris Brookes had a plan to target HARASHIMA’s arm. He threw it into the ring post outside, attacked it with Knee Drops and applied submissions to the limb. HARASHIMA still had his kicks and gutted through the pain to do a Falcon Arrow. His Swan Dive was countered into a Cutter but the Praying Mantis Bomb from Brookes was then countered into a Short Range Somato. HARASHIMA then hit the proper Somato to take the win. He was suprised to see Brookes do so much today because he thought he would have been careful in their first tournament match. Brookes admitted the D-Ou is a very challenging tournament because it throws so many singles matches at you in a short amount of time. He had a slow start last year but he ended up doing great at the end so he hopes it will be the same this year. He also promoted Masahiro Takanashi’s return show and said he feels 10 times stronger than usual because Takanashi is in his corner.

MAO excitedly told everyone today was the opening round of the tournament. At one point in his match, MAO got tangled upside down in the turnbuckle. Akito went to attack him until Daisuke Kiso kept him back and set MAO free. MAO then tried using Kiso as a shield for the rest of the match. Akito sent MAO into a scramble of pins and cradles that led to Akito using the Octopus Dream to grab the three count. MAO was disappointed that the British style of wrestling he learned wasn’t enough to beat Akito. But still, Akito could see improvement in MAO. He’s only just come back from injury after all. Akito also purposely came up with moves that would surpass the British style too. He doesn’t think the D-Ou will be interesting this year unless everybody switches up their fighting styles.

Before the 4 Way Tag Match took place, Kazuki Hirata brought out a cardboard championship called the DDT Variety Championship. He said the winner of the match would be given the title because this match didn’t deserve to be the show opener. Both Danshoku Dieno and Antonio Honda were eager to win it but Soma Takao didn’t care so he attacked Hirata. Dieno set himself up in the Hell Gate position and Hirata’s Tegatana hand ended up getting wedged in there. Hirata pulled his hand out and used it to make everyone else faint. Yukio Sakaguchi avoided it and he hit Dieno in the backside with the God’s Right Knee. Sakaguchi then stuck his arm into the Hell Gate and used it to put Honda in a Sleeper Hold. Honda fainted and Sakaguchi was declared the DDT Variety Champion! Sakaguchi taunted Hirata and dared him to challenge for the belt whenever he wants. DDT does not recognise the DDT Variety Title as an official championship so it won’t be acknowledged in the results.

The pre-show match had the Junretsu team of Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani go over Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura. Watase’s Back Drop was countered by Nakamura but his attempt to follow up with a Hurricanrana was rolled back into a cradle for the three count.

A new trainee makes his debut on 27th December. Toui Kojima will face Hideki Okatani on the next Korakuen Hall show. Kojima introduced himself to the fans in a relaxed manner. Hisaya Imabayashi wanted him to make it sound like a bigger deal so Imabayashi repeated the news in a more exciting way.

Danshoku Dieno announced a full scale war between the DDT and Big Japan mascots. Pokotan Vs Death Kamo will happen on 4th December!

Akito announced the card of matches for the 24th December BOYZ show. He and Imabayashi asked if anybody had anything important going on for Christmas Eve? Toru Owashi raised his hand because that day is also his birthday but everyone ignored him.

The next Hiragana Muscle show will take place in Korakuen on 9th March. They will also hold a show in Osaka on 18th March.

Takanashi promoted his self-produced return show on 19th January. He said the timetable for his full time return is currently blank because he hasn’t decided when he will return to DDT yet. However if Brookes wins the D-Ou Grand Prix and goes on to main event Culttz Kawasaki next year, he will definitely be there no matter what happens.

It was revealed that the winner of the D-Ou Grand Prix will receive a KO-D Openweight Title match at the 14th February Culttz Kawasaki show next year. Also taking place in February is a big show held in Nagoya Congress Center on the 23rd. It will be the first time in 5 years DDT will be holding a major show in Nagoya.


Video – DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1” Digest Highlights

June 8, 2020

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1”, 06/06/2020
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1. Singles Match Between Wrestlers Who Want To Participate In DDT Regularly: Seigo Tachibana Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Saori Anou
3. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
4. Niigata Joshi Pro Wrestling (#njpw) Pre-Flag Battle In Sakai Seiki Co., Ltd.: Pokotan Vs Yukako Mito
5. Akito & Yuki Iino Vs Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase
6. DDT Vs Kongo All Out Battle!: Sanshiro Takagi, Kazusada Higuchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kenoh, Masa Kitamiya & Hao
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – Hardcore 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Isami Kodaka Vs Shunma Katsumata
8. TOKYO 2020 LAST MAN STANDING: Yoshihiko Vs Konosuke Takeshita


DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1” Results

June 6, 2020

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1”, 06/06/2020
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1. Singles Match Between Wrestlers Who Want To Participate In DDT Regularly: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Seigo Tachibana with the Counter Strike (5:40).
2. Hiroshi Yamato & Saori Anou defeated Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE when Anou pinned HARUKAZE with the German Suplex (8:57).
3. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani when Takao pinned Oktani with the Diving Foot Stomp (10:22).
4. Niigata Joshi Pro Wrestling (#njpw) Pre-Flag Battle In Sakai Seiki Co., Ltd.: Yukako Mito defeated Pokotan with the Beautiful Cross Body (4:18).
5. Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase when Iino pinned Watase the the Spear (?:??).
6. DDT Vs Kongo All Out Battle!: Kenoh, Masa Kitamiya & Hao defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Kazusada Higuchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Hao pinned Matsunaga with a Tornado Clutch (19:19).
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – Hardcore 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Isami Kodaka and Shunma Katsumata when Sasaki pinned Katsumata with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (24:12).
*V3 for Daisuke Sasaki.
8. TOKYO 2020 LAST MAN STANDING: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yoshihiko with an Explosion (15:04).

Day 1 of “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” was headlined with the grudge match between Konosuke Takeshita and Yoshihiko. But rather than take place inside the DDT TV SHOW Studio, Yoshihiko sent his enemy directions to a location where he wanted the Last Man Standing match to happen. It was by a graveyard at night. Takeshita was creeped out by his surroundings and was ambushed from behind by the doll. They fought on the ground and Yoshihiko kept its cool after it was given a German Suplex. It chased down Takeshita, applied a Figure 4 Leg Lock and even taunted Takeshita when he tried to fight out of it. When he finally broke free he went to hide and phoned Yuki Iino for help. But Yoshihiko found him and knocked the phone away right when Iino answered the call. Takeshita escaped into a nearby building yet Yoshihiko was never far away. It stalked him up to the roof but in a surprise, Takeshita pulled off the ambush this time. They had a fist fight on the roof that ended with Takeshita knocking the doll over the edge to the ground below. Takeshita thought he had won until he turned around and saw Yoshihiko reappear with its face covered in blood! It choked Takeshita with a Sleeper Hold but he fought out and grabbed a tank of gasoline. He poured the gas over Yoshihiko’s body but Yoshihiko grabbed the tank and did the same to Takeshita. They fought over a lighter until Yoshihiko struck Takeshita in the face and pulled out his left eyeball! He fought back, reclaimed the eye and pushed it back in. That gave Yoshihiko the opening to do the Canadian Destroyer. It grabbed the lighter and was about to use it when Takeshita knocked him across the roof with a Lariat. He ignited the lighter and threw it over to Yoshihiko, creating a big explosion. When the dust settled, Takeshita was the last man standing. Iino appeared carrying a bunch of baseball bats but Takeshita assured him it was all over. They left feeling like heroes but back on the rooftop the body of Yoshihiko remained. It’s eyes began to shine again…

Tables, ladders, chairs and block toys filled the ring by the time the Hardcore 3 Way Match was over. Daisuke Sasaki came out of it still carrying the DDT UNIVERSAL Title. There were moments where Isami Kodaka and Shunma Katsumata fought each other but they both knew getting Sasaki was the best way to win the title. Katsumata in his Super Hardcore form did everything he could. He gave Sasaki a Pedigree onto chairs. He also did a Moonsault Foot stomp onto Sasaki underneath a pile of the same chairs. But Kodaka was there to break the pin. Katsumata fought off Kodaka with the block toy covered baseball bat. That was when Sasaki took the bat, his Katsumata below the belt with it and pinned him with a Hurricanrana.

After the match Sasaki sat down on a chair while Kodaka climbed the ladder to speak to him. Kodaka admits defeat today but next time he wants a Singles match with Sasaki for the belt. Sasaki said he feels to tired for that so they should do a singles match in 10 years time. Kodaka thinks that is too long so he suggests they have a match in one year’s time so it will be during an Olympics year. Sasaki will think about it. But first he wants to nominate his next challenger. He wants… Masahiro Takanashi?

Kongo’s entry match into DDT was successful but were they satisfied with it? Kenoh led his troops into victory over the DDT team but they had to go through some familiar DDT spots to do it. Sanshiro Takagi smashed plastic cases over Masa Kitamiya’s head and ran over Hao with the Dramatic Dream Cycle. The Kongo members not in the match stopped the bike while Kitamiya fought Kazusada Higuchi in the ring. Tomomitsu Matsunaga ran wild and tried to get the win on Hao but a Tornado Clutch counter gave the result to the outsiders. Kenou confronted Takagi with a microphone after the match but threw it away without saying a word. When Kongo left ringside, Takagi spoke about the different ideologies between DDT and NOAH. They don’t have to fit together. Also Takagi doesn’t see the need to fight Kenou again after today. Kongo can lead NOAH their way and Takagi can lead DDT his way.

Coach Jun Akiyama’s run through the DDT roster moved him up to ALL OUT. With Mizuki Watase as his tag partner they lost to Akito & Yuki Iino. He was confused by Iino’s Haka style antics and underestimated Akito’s grappling skills. Watase took over and caught Iino with the Front Neck Lock. He countered a Spear attempt by jumping over it a Double Stomping Iino on the way down. Unfortunately Iino revved up momentum again and this time hit the Spear for the three count. He walked up to Akiyama after the match and did some Haka poses again.

To celebrate Muscle Sakai’s promotion to president of the Sakai Seiki company, DDT sent Pokotan down to the factory in Niigata to have a match with Super Sasadango Machine. Pokotan was disinfected before handing a letter to Sasadango. It was from Takagi saying the match was now all up to Sasadango to put together. Unfortunately, Sasadango had to turn down the match over fear of exposing his factory to Coronavirus. So instead he invited Pokotan to take a tour of his business. Pokotan was introduced to Yukako Mito and she showed the mascot how to polish plastic molds. Pokotan was left alone to polish the molds for hours until he noticed Mito went missing. He went searching for her and could hear shouting coming from another room. He found a sign on the door that said “Niigata Joshi Pro Wrestling (#njpw)” He opened the door and saw Sasadango was training Mito to wrestle by stomping on boxes! They caught Pokotan spying on their secret plan to launch a new pro wrestling company. It was decided that Pokotan was now Mito’s sparring partner and they would have a match straight away. Mito cartwheeled across the room and hit a Space Rolling Elbow for a nearfall. She then climbed a nearby desk and did her special move, the Beautiful Cross Body to win the match. The video then switched to a message from Sasadango & Mito. They warn DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro to watch out because some day Niigata Joshi Pro will come to Tokyo and crush them! Look forward to #njpw’s official flag raising match soon!

The rookies put up a fight against the DAMNATION tag team. Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani worked well together in two on one situations. That went out the window when Mad Paulie got rid of Nakamura. Okatani tried to fight off Soma Takao on his own but he was put away with the Diving Foot Stomp.

It did not look like Saori Anou was into Hiroshi Yamato’s karaoke but other than that they have to be happy with today’s win over Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE. Anou countered HARUKAZE’s Cross Armbreaker into a German Suplex for the pin.

Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Seigo Tachibana in the battle between wrestlers who want more DDT bookings. Shimatani wore down his opponent with a Fisherman Buster then got the win with the Counter Strike Crucifix. After the match, Hisaya Imabayashi told Tachibana he is now out of second chances. DDT won’t book him again so he should go home. However, Danshoku Dieno then walked out and helped Tachibana walk back to the locker room. He told Tachibana backstage that he wants to help him build up a track record good enough to be accepted by DDT.


President Sakai, Ganbare Comeback Anytime

June 2, 2020

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1”, 06/06/2020
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1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Saori Anou
3. Yoshihiro Sakai Presidential CEO Inauguration Match In Niigata!: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Pokotan
4. Singles Match Between Wrestlers Who Want To Participate In DDT Regularly: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Seigo Tachibana
5. Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – Hardcore 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Isami Kodaka Vs Shunma Katsumata
7. DDT Vs Kongoh All Out Battle!: Sanshiro Takagi, Kazusada Higuchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kenoh, Masa Kitamiya & Hao
8. TOKYO 2020 LAST MAN STANDING: Yoshihiko Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Yoshihiro Sakai, aka Muscle Sakai and nobody else, was appointed the President and Representative Director of Sakai Seiki Co., Ltd on 1st June. It is a farm equipment manufacturer and also Sakai’s family business. He originally retired from pro wrestling in 2010 to focus on that job and eventually succeed to the top. A decade later and it finally happened. To celebrate, the Super Sasadango Machine Vs Pokotan match will be dedicated to his achievement. I think it is being filmed in Niigata too since it was originally advertised as a Remote Pro Wrestling match.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “COMEBACK ANYTIME 2020”, 14/06/2020
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1. Shuhei Washida Trial Singles Match: Washi Sakurai Vs Minoru Fujita
2. Master And Disciple Confrontation! Special Mixed Tag Match: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Yumehito Imanari & HARUKAZE
3. Special Single Match: Asuka Vs Shota
4. Ganpro Vs RENEGADES Full Face to Face Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Ken Ohka

Ganbare☆Wrestling returns tomorrow for a one off empty arena match. After that they are back with fans and are putting together a big card for them. Ken Ohka aims to become a three time Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion by facing the currently unstoppable Keisuke Ishii. The home team of Shinichiro Tominaga & Kouki Iwasaki face the reunited RENEGADES. The newest Ganpro regular Asuka takes on one of the longest serving wrestlers here, Shota.


Video – “DDT TV SHOW! #1” Digest Highlights

May 5, 2020

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1. Yoshihiko Vs Yuki Iino
2. HARASHIMA & Pokotan Vs Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh
3. 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs MAO
4. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Antonio Honda
5. KO-D Challenger Sword: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi