DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #6” Results

June 13, 2020

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1. Toru Owashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yukio Naya defeated Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Hideki Okatani when Naya submitted Okatani with a Cobra Twist (8:08).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Antonio Honda defeated Danshoku Dieno (c) with the Super Gongitsune 3 (8:41).
*Antonio Honda becomes the 1,480th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno defeated Antonio Honda (c) with the Lip Lock (9:31 pm).
*Danshoku Dieno becomes the 1,481st champion.
3. #DAMNHEARTS Vs Eruption!: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Mad Paulie, El Lindaman & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee (10:39).
4. Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase defeated Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura when Watase pinned Kanamura with the Back Drop (10:07).
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura when Sasaki pinned Yoshimura with the Sasatonic (11:02).
6. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Match: Yuki Ueno defeated MAO with an Inverted Hurricanrana (7:38).
*Yuki Ueno wins the Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
7. #DAMNHEARTS Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & T-Hawk defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Endo pinned Akito with the Shooting Star Press (18:16).
-. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Yuki Ueno with the Modified Yurikamome (16:54).
*V1 for Tetsuya Endo. Yuki Ueno cashed in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

First week as the champion and there wasn’t a dull moment for Tetsuya Endo. When he was in the middle of having his hand raised for winning the main event, Yuki Ueno attacked him from behind and used the Right To Challenge Gauntlet to get his KO-D Openweight Title match! When the match began Ueno went for some quick pins but Endo created some distance by throwing him out of the ring with the Torture Rack Bomb. A confident Endo shrugged off Ueno’s Elbow Strikes by calling them weaker than Masato Tanaka’s. He blocked the BME with his knees and eventually applied the Modified Yurikamome to make Ueno submit.

After the match Endo gave Ueno credit for cashing in his shot now but he should have read the room better. Endo is the man who won the title from Tanaka so he is too strong to lost the belt like this. Now it’s time for Endo to challenge for Ueno’s title! He called over Nobuhiro Shimatani and said they will face Nautilus for the KO-D Tag Team Titles! Nautilus accepted the challenge and the match will take place on 27th June.

The actual main event before this saw Endo & T-Hawk defeat Konosuke Takeshita & Akito. They got some help when El Lindaman dove out of the ring onto Takeshita while the referee was preoccupied. From there Endo pinned Akito with the Shooting Star Press.

Ueno got the Right To Challenge Gauntlet earlier in the show by beating MAO. The Gauntlet was held up when MAO got injured but today was his chance to reclaim it. An Inverted Hurricanrana from Ueno changed the course of this story and led to everything written above to happen.

Daisuke Sasaki was serious when he nominated the injured Masahiro Takanashi for his next defence of the DDT UNIVERSAL Title. Sasaki used the Takatonic (renamed the Sasatonic) to pin Naomi Yoshimura in the tag match. Takanashi actually showed up after the match. This was the first time he got into a ring since March but he told Sasaki he is in no way close to recovery. However he took Sasaki’s challenge as something that was done with positive intentions so he offered a handshake. Sasaki instead kicked Takanashi in his injured leg! Chris Brookes immediately ran out to save his friend and he gave Sasaki the Praying Mantis Bomb. Takanashi then told Sasaki he will transfer his next challenger nomination over to Brookes! The title match will happen on 27th June.

The training is paying off for Mizuki Watase. With Jun Akiyama keeping Brookes at bay, Watase used what he learned the last few weeks to beat Keigo Nakamura. After the match, Makoto Oishi walked out to talk to Akiyama. He was really excited when he found out Akiyama was going to coach in DDT. He thinks the Royal Road training shouldn’t just be for the younger wrestlers in DDT. He wants to learn it too by teaming with him. Akiyama agreed to help but said the best way to learn is to fight him. So Oishi Vs Akiyama is now going to happen.

Eruption’s win over #DAMNHEARTS has given the unit a new goal. They want the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles! Endo, T-Hawk & Lindaman were called out to meet the challenge. Yukio Sakaguchi thanked him for bringing the KO-D Title back to DDT. Saki Akai told the champs that Eruption have the strength and momentum to win the titles from them. Lindaman said Eruption is a million miles away from deserving a shot. He also doesn’t think a woman should be challenging men to wrestling matches. Akai called Lindaman scared of finding out what she is capable of. Lindaman changed his mind and accepted the challenge but on one condition. If #DAMNHEARTS win then Akai will have to kneel to Lindaman and ask him “Why are you so big?” Then Lindaman can say “Why not!” and make Akai lick his boots. The title match will take place on next week’s episode of DDT TV SHOW.

After so many misfires, the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match finally took place. Things went extreme when Danshoku Dieno used the Space Tornado Danshoku Driver. When the move hit he was confident to have won but Antonio Honda found the strength to get back up. Using all of his power, Honda summoned the Super Gongitsune 3 to destroy Dieno and become the new champion! Then Dieno reappeared and won the title back with the Lip Lock.

In the opener, Tomomitsu Matsunaga spent the entire match wrestling in a medical mask. Toru Owashi tried to make Shunma Katsumata shake his hand. Yuki Iino tried to do the Haka Elbow on both Matsunaga and Yukio Naya but the move failed. Naya got the win for his team by submitting Hideki Okatani.


What’s Next After Peter Pan? Money In The Bag!

June 9, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #6”, 13/06/2020
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1. Toru Owashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yukio Naya Vs Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Hideki Okatani
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Honda
3. Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase Vs Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
4. #DAMNHEARTS Vs Eruption!: Mad Paulie, El Lindaman & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura
6. #DAMNHEARTS Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & T-Hawk Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
7. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Match: Yuki Ueno Vs MAO

There are currently three more DDT TV SHOW episodes on the schedule. The next one takes place one day before crowds can return to DDT shows. In the main event the recently expired Right To Challenge Gauntlet becomes reactivated. MAO was the last holder and an injury prevented him from using it before it became invalid. To make up for it he gets the chance to reclaim it if he can beat Yuki Ueno, otherwise Ueno gets it. The new Gauntlet will be active for the rest of 2020 and can only be used for immediate championship matches.

Maybe a few clues of future opponents for Tetsuya Endo and Daisuke Sasaki in the tag matches. Konosuke Takeshita is always there as a challenger for Endo. It’s a matchup that happened so many times that it does not need to be protected anymore. I like an Endo Vs Akito match and it’s something they could burn in one of the remaining empty arena shows if they’re not confident it would fill even a limited venue. But above all else there’s one idea for a title challenge I really like but don’t want to commit to in writing for fear of leading you all down the wrong path. All I’m saying is Endo should have a pair of eyes in the back of his head…

Sasaki wants Masahiro Takanashi to be his next challenger but that’s only because Takanashi is injured. That means the potential match would take place months down the line and Sasaki would happily keep the DDT UNIVERSAL Title on ice until then.

Makoto Oishi is out of action so we’re back to Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. What could go wrong this time?

DDT “MONEY IN THE BAG ~TOSOCHU~”, 19/06/2020
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1. Money In The Bag Match: X Vs X

Now I know what you’re thinking. I thought it too. A Money In The Bank match inside a corporate building has already been done. But this might not be it. There’s a show on Fuji TV called Tosochu Run For Money where contestants are chased through an empty shopping mall by a bunch of people dressed like secret agents. Maybe the Money In The Bag match will be a mixture of that TV show and Money In The Bank. The studio where the match takes place is also where “DDT Thursday The NIGHT” on ABEMA is recorded.

Atsushi Onita will be involved somehow.


DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #5” Results

May 30, 2020

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1. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Chris Brookes, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya by TKO when Sakaguchi used the Modified Sleeper Hold on Watase (9:41).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Antonio Honda defeated Danshoku Dieno (c) by Disqualification when Dieno gave the referee a Low Blow (8:11).
*No title change due to Disqualification.
3. DAMNATION VS ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino when Takao pinned Iino with a Running Elbow Butt (13:18).
4. Jun Akiyama defeated Hideki Okatani with a Crab Hold (4:24).
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Yoshihiko & Akihiro by Referee Stoppage when Takeshita ripped Akihiro’s arm off (9:35).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) defeated HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Endo pinned Ueno with the Shooting Star Press (16:17).
*V2 for #DAMNHEARTS.

One week to go until “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” and everything is set for the big weekend. Tetsuya Endo is now all clear to challenge for the KO-D Openweight Title. Today’s main event was changed into an official KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence when DISASTER BOX asked for it. Yuki Ueno wanted the most motivation possible for his first match back in two months. El Lindaman accepted on his team’s behalf but only DISASTER BOX understood that challenging twice in a row means there is also a big risk attached. #DAMNHEARTS had already beaten them once before and they wouldn’t agree to a second chance under normal circumstances. T-Hawk dodged the Somato from HARASHIMA but was Clotheslined out of the ring by Naomi Yoshimura. Lindaman got rid of Yoshimura with a German Suplex and then held Ueno up for Endo to hit him with the Handspring Overhead Kick. Endo got a nearfall with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb then hit the Shooting Star Press while his teammates held the rest of DISASTER BOX back.

#DAMNHEARTS got an extra few shots in on DISASTER BOX after the match. Lindaman reminded them about the big risk they accepted. Now it’s time for the other tag belts to be defended. T-Hawk & El Lindaman want to challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020”! Yoshimura accepted the challenge. Meanwhile Endo got confirmation that he is guaranteed to face Masato Tanaka for the KO-D Title on 7th June. He promised #STRONGHEARTS will take the KO-D Tag Title belts from Nautilus and he will take the KO-D Title from Gold’s Gym! Endo wants everyone to know that Saitama Super Arena is not his end goal. His end goal is for #DAMNHEARTS to monopolize all of the championships and make pro wrestling even hotter!

If having #STRONGHEARTS around wasn’t enough for DDT to handle, now there’s another invading force coming in, one a little more closer to home. The Kongoh stable from Pro Wrestling NOAH entered the ring before the main event and their leader Kenoh demanded to see Sanshiro Takagi. Kenoh hates Takagi! He hates that Takagi is the president of NOAH. He believes Takagi wants DDT to take over NOAH so Kenoh swears to protect NOAH from him. Takagi came out and told him they are in a DDT ring. He can complain all he wants but if it bothers him that much they should fight over it. As the president of NOAH, Takagi orders Kenoh to fight him in DDT! Kenoh shouted that he will! DDT and Kongo will face off at “WRESTLE PETER PAN” next weekend.

An eye for an eye. An arm for an arm. ALL OUT came out for revenge on Yoshihiko & Akihiro in a violent clash. The battle dolls were ambushed by Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino during their entrance. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito joined the beating and brought Yoshihiko into the ring to finish it off. Akihiro came to the rescue and the dolls gave Takeshita a Double Canadian Destroyer. They then went to German Suplex Akito but he switched positions with Katsumata’s help. Takeshita then grabbed onto them to deliver a quadruple stacked German Suplex! Akito dragged Yoshihiko over to the stage and tied him in knots before hanging the rolled up doll from the banners. Akito then forced Yoshihiko to watch on as Takeshita ripped off Akihiro’s arm! The referee stopped the match by TKO and Takeshita celebrated with his new trophy. He blamed Yoshihiko for all of the physical and mental anguish ALL OUT has suffered over the last month. Now it has suffered like they have. Takeshita challenged Yoshihiko to one more match next week to settle the score. It will be a Last Man Standing match!

The younger generation of DDT wrestlers have shown themselves eager to get in the ring with Jun Akiyama. The rookie Hideki Okatani jumped out of the starting blocks hitting Running Elbows. Akiyama took the wind out of his sails with a Body Slam onto the floor outside. Okatani tried to regain ground with more Elbow Strikes and even went for a Northern Lights Suplex but Akiyama cut him off with a Guillotine Choke. Akiyama let go just to knee Okatani in the head. There was enough in the rookie to kick out of the pin but when the Crab Hold was locked in it was all over once Akiyama moved it to the centre of the ring.

Soma Takao pinned Yuki Iino in the DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT tag match but the story to focus on was what happened afterwards. Daisuke Sasaki’s interview was interrupted by an attack from Shunma Katsumata in his Super Hardcore form. A confused Sasaki shouted about how Katsumata looked like he came from a wedding while he was being attacked. He then called for the police or Batman to save him. Katsumata beat him up with chairs and gave him a Pedigree onto the chair covered with toy blocks. He then raised the DDT UNIVERSAL Title over his head.

Let’s try this Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match again! Early in the bout, Antonio Honda put Danshoku Dieno in a tight Hammerlock. Dieno sounded like he was about to say “Give Up” but instead said different phrases that rhymed with it. Honda then tried palm reading to see Dieno’s fortune. He found out Dieno’s pro wrestling luck is the worst! Dieno put Honda in a Sleeper Hold and almost made him pass out. Honda’s arm fell two times but on the third it popped up with a Gongitsune puppet on his hand. The match suddenly paused and the WRESTLE UNIVERSE audience were given time to vote on Twitter what they wanted to happen next. Either a) Dieno could listen to Gongitsune, b) Dieno told his own story or c) the referee gets attacked for some reason. The audience voted for b) and Dieno told his own Gongitsune story. But when he went for the Sweet Chin Music sneak attack, Honda dodged it and it hit Yukinori Matsui in the groin instead! For some reason Dieno and Honda agreed to attack Matsui together. Matsui fought them off with a Double Lariat but when he went to leave, Dieno gave him a Low Blow. A badly hurt Matsui disqualified Dieno but he remains the champion.

More antics happened straight away when Makoto Oishi entered the ring and gave Stunners to Dieno and Matsui. He demanded an Iron Man Title match because he can give Dieno a lively challenge. Dieno told Oishi he’s been waiting for him all this time and on 7th June they will settle 10 years of history between them. He went for a handshake but Oishi spat in his face instead.

Unfortunately due to a right ankle injury he suffered during training, MAO is currently out of action. The good news is he will recover in time to wrestle on 7th June. The bad news is the Right To Challenge Gauntlet he currently possesses expires before that date. Today’s show was the last chance it could be used. MAO threw a hissy fit over the decision and said he wants to give the Gauntlet to Mike Bailey if he can’t use it. Hisaya Imabayashi told him that was impossible. MAO has no other friends so he doesn’t know what to do. Imabayashi then struck him a deal. He gives up the Gauntlet and it becomes invalid. In return a new Gauntlet will be active after “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. When MAO comes back he will be put in the match where the new Gauntlet is on the line. MAO agreed to the deal. He then found out he will team with Asuka to take on HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji for his return match! MAO likes that idea. Since Bailey can’t be in DDT for now, maybe MAO teaming with Asuka will be the next best thing.

Eruption are now bouncing back from their failed plan to take over DDT’s main event scene. Their win in the opener was also a preview of their tag match against the NEO Itoh Respect Army next week. Chris Brookes got to tangle with both Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai. A motivated Mizuki Watase went after Sakaguchi but his Back Drop was countered into a Sleeper Hold. Brookes & Yukio Naya were taken out by the rest of Eruption while Sakaguchi sent Watase to sleep.

After last week’s setback, Seigo Tachibana returned at some point during the show again demanding to be booked. Imabayashi told him he wouldn’t because he couldn’t beat Okatani last week. Tachibana threatened him into giving another match. Suddenly Nobuhiro Shimatani entered the room also demanding to be booked! He lost 15kg in weight since his last DDT appearance and thinks he deserves to be here more than Tachibana does. The two were about to fight when Imabayashi told them they can have a match on Day 1 of “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. Tachibana then admitted he thought that show was today.


Video – “DDT TV SHOW! #4” Digest Highlights

May 25, 2020

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1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Honda
2. Akito & Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya
3. Jun Akiyama Vs Mizuki Watase
4. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Chris Brookes Vs Naomi Yoshimura
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yoshihiko
6. Special Tag Match: Masato Tanaka & HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao
-. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Shinya Aoki


DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #4” Results

May 23, 2020

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1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Honda ended in a No Contest (10:19).
*No successful defence for Danshoku Dieno.
2. Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya when Akito submitted Naya with the Figure 4 Leg Lock (9:35).
3. Jun Akiyama defeated Mizuki Watase with the Exploder Suplex (11:21).
4. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Chris Brookes and Naomi Yoshimura when Sasaki pinned Yoshimura after the Praying Mantis Bomb from Brookes (11:47).
*V2 for Daisuke Sasaki.
5. Yoshihiko defeated Konosuke Takeshita with the Reincarnation (22:21).
6. Special Tag Match: Masato Tanaka & HARASHIMA defeated Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao when Tanaka pinned Takao with the Sliding D (15:07).
-. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) defeated Shinya Aoki with the Sliding D (8:26).
*V4 for Masato Tanaka.

Busy day for Masato Tanaka. He went into today’s episode of DDT TV SHOW focused on meeting his closest challenger Tetsuya Endo in a tag match. With the help of a Reverse Hurricanrana from HARASHIMA, Tanaka knocked out Endo with the Sliding D. The duo then picked apart Soma Takao until the inevitable victory.

A revived Endo tried to confront Tanaka after the match but he was suddenly interrupted by Shinya Aoki! He came out to cash in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet for a KO-D Openweight Title shot right away! From the start Aoki targeted Tanaka’s arm and used a Key Lock to put his opponent in immediate danger. Tanaka escaped the ring after a rope break and challenged Aoki to come fight him outside. Aoki avoided being ambushed with a chair and again went after Tanaka’s left arm. It was a valuable tactic that cut off Tanaka whenever he tried to fight back. It took one opening for Tanaka to beat Aoki. He used a pin to break out of a Cross Armbreaker and then struck Aoki with the Sliding D. The surprise was enough to keep Aoki down for the three count! The two bowed to each other after the match.

Another Right To Challenge Gauntlet has been vanquished. One more is left but there is also the KO-D Challenger Sword held by Endo. It was decided by Hisaya Imabayashi that Endo’s title shot will take place at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 2” on 7th June! Endo said he does not care about MAO being the last remaining Gauntlet holder, he is entirely focused on hunting Tanaka to win the KO-D Title! Tanaka said whether it is Endo or MAO kneeling in front of him, he will continue to hold the KO-D Title until he goes to Saitama Super Arena!

Yoshihiko has made a clean sweep through ALL OUT! The final battle in the “ALL OUT, All Dead” campaign saw the doll defeat Konosuke Takeshita in a mighty conflict. Takeshita swung Yoshihiko round in circles, Yoshihiko did the Styles Clash, Takeshita did an Avalanche Brainbuster to the outside. There was nothing either wrestler wouldn’t do to win. That includes relying on others. The other ALL OUT members interfered to help out their partner. They then ganged up on Yoshihiko after the referee got accidentally knocked out. All looked lost when suddenly the lights went out. When they came back on Yoshihiko was joined by another battle doll. It was the return of Akihiro! Together they sent ALL OUT packing and left Takeshita begging for mercy. They gave him a Double Canadian Destroyer. Yoshihiko had the match won but it picked Takeshita back up and gave him the Reincarnation to win with authority. The lights went out again as the two dolls stared down at their defeated enemy.

MAO was pulled from the show at the last minute because of an injury so the DDT UNIVERSAL Title was now being defended in a 3 Way Match. At first Daisuke Sasaki and Chris Brookes only wanted to fight each other so Naomi Yoshimura couldn’t get a look in. From there it was a scramble to get the win. Brookes gave Yoshimura the Praying Mantis Bomb but Sasaki threw him out of the ring and stole the three count to remain as champion.

Brookes called the result a load of shit. Sasaki taunted him by saying he will never get the UNIVERSAL Title back. He then gave Brookes a Low Blow and threw him out again. Sasaki announced his next challenger will be Shunma Katsumata because he wants to have a Hardcore Match and also Katsumata is the weakest member of ALL OUT. Katsumata came out carrying a baseball bat covered in toy blocks. He admitted he has never beaten Sasaki but if “Super Hardcore Shunma” even has a 1% chance of winning, he will take it. Suddenly Isami Kodaka made his return to DDT and entered the ring. He has won all of DDT’s main championships but this UNIVERSAL Title is new to him. Sasaki accepted Kodaka’s challenge and told Katsumata he had no need for him anymore. Katsumata struck Sasaki with the bat causing a fight to break out between the three of them. Imabayashi calmed everyone down and decided they will have a Hardcore 3 Way Match for the title. Sasaki wasn’t conscious at this point so everyone assumed he’d be okay with it. Meanwhile Brookes is pissed off he can’t get a one on one match with Sasaki for the title.

Ambushing Jun Akiyama with his own Jumping Knee Attack is a good way to show you’re taking a match seriously so well done Mizuki Watase. Trying to beat him with a Front Necklock also takes some balls. In the end though Akiyama hit his own Knee Strikes and won with the Exploder Suplex. It will take some time but Akiyama hopes to train the DDT wrestlers to put more weight and soul into their Elbow Smash exchanges.

Yuki Iino threw his weight around in Match #2. He hit a Double Spear to Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya. Then when Akito put Naya in the Figure 4 Leg Lock, Iino hit him with a low level Spear leading to Naya tapping out.

Lately whenever Danshoku Dieno and Antonio Honda fight over the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title their matches just seem to fall apart. This time Honda channeled the power of Gongitsune to possess other people. Dieno could resist it by putting his hands over his ears but for people like Hideki Okatani, Keigo Nakamura, Daisuke Kiso and Hisaya Imabayashi they could not be as fortunate. Honda’s plan backfired when the Gongitsune group turned on him, forcing him to be possessed by his own power! Together they all ganged up on Dieno until the room went dark. Dieno woke up in his own home. It was just a nightmare. Or was it? When he left the room we found out Okatani was hiding underneath the covers, still possessed by Gongitsune…


Video – “DDT TV SHOW! #3” Digest Highlights

May 18, 2020

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1. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Honda
3. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura
4. Hardcore Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs Yoshihiko
5. Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Jun Akiyama & Keisuke Ishii
6. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 6th Match: Saki Akai Vs Saori Anou
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
-. Emergency Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Tetsuya Endo


DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #3” Results

May 16, 2020

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1. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Canadian Backbreaker (3:09).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Honda ended in a No Contest (6:28).
3. HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when Yoshimura pinned Paulie with the Drill-A-Hole Piledriver (8:32).
4. Hardcore Match: Yoshihiko defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Reincarnation (15:48).
5. Jun Akiyama & Keisuke Ishii defeated Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani when Akiyama submitted Okatani with a Crab Hold (10:39).
6. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 6th Match: Saki Akai defeated Saori Anou with the Quetzalcoatl (11:21).
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Endo pinned Akito with a Scorpion Lock Cutback (15:12).
*Tetsuya Endo wins Akito’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
-. Emergency Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Shooting Star Press (10:02).
*Tetsuya Endo cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet. Tetsuya Endo wins Kazusada Higuchi’s KO-D Challenger Sword.

Week #3 of DDT TV SHOW ended with Tetsuya Endo regaining the KO-D Challenger Sword! In the scheduled main event tag match Endo kept Akito in his sights from the beginning. His goal was to pin Akito and take away the Right To Challenge Gauntlet. Daisuke Sasaki and Konosuke Takeshita kept each other away from the ring so it came down to Akito putting Endo into a submission hold. His Scorpion Deathlock attempt was countered by Endo into a Small Package for the flash three count.

After the match Endo asked Hisaya Imabayashi if the rules for the Sword and Gauntlets had changed now that Saitama Super Arena is out of the picture. When it was confirmed that the rules are the same, Endo called for Kazusada Higuchi to come out because he was challenging him for the Sword right now! Higuchi appeared still in his ring gear but without his wrestling boots. Endo attacked him as he entered the ring and the match began as they brawled around ringside. Endo hit a stage dive before Higuchi got back to the ring. Higuchi tried to Choke Slam Endo onto the apron but Endo gave him a Brianbuster onto it instead. Whatever Higuchi tried, Endo had a counter for. The three move combo of Tetsuya In The Sky, the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb and the Shooting Star Press put Higuchi away.

Endo received the Challenger Sword and said he already knows when to use it for a KO-D Openweight Title shot. He wants to use it right now! Imabayashi told him he already wrestled twice today and Masato Tanaka isn’t here. A relieved Endo admitted he is happy not to wrestle a third time so he will go home and wait for another time. According to him, everyone in DDT hope to wrestle in front of a packed venue again. He may wait to cash in the Sword until then or maybe he won’t.

Saki Akai is now 3-3 in the Okibariyasu. She survived the multiple Suplex variations from Saori Anou to pin her with the always reliable Quetzalcoatl. Akai told Anou the style of pro wrestling she likes is happy, beautiful, cool and flowery. Just like Anou. She wants the two of them to push forward not just joshi wrestling but pro wrestling as a whole. Akai then asked Imabayashi about the seventh and final opponent. Imabayashi told her the final match would have been in Saitama Super Arena but obviously that plan is out the window. He asked her to wait a little longer while he finds a suitable opponent.

The guest coach Jun Akiyama took a few DDT wrestlers to school. He and Keisuke Ishii beat the team of Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani. Akiyama did things here and there to provoke his younger opponents into firing themselves up. He eventually made Okatani tap out to a Crab Hold. Watase Dropkicked Akiyama as he was leaving the ring. Akiyama grabbed him by his head and scolded him until Watase admitted he wanted a singles match against him. Akiyama walked off but accepted the challenge before he left.

Three of the four ALL OUT wrestlers have now lost to Yoshihiko since DDT TV SHOW began. Not even Shunma Katsumata in a Joker costume can stop it! More signs saying “ALL OUT All Dead” were found backstage before the Hardcore Match, driving Katsumata crazy. In the match, Katsumata started off hot. He shoved Yoshihiko into a trash can, hit it with a barbed wire baseball bat and mousetrapped Yoshihiko’s head with a chair several times. Yoshihiko took control by Back Dropping Katsumata onto a chair, giving him a Bulldog and a Piledriver onto a counter and Choke Slamming him onto a Ladder. A ref bump led to Takeshita coming out to interfere while the ring was filled with Lego. The ALL OUT double team failed and Yoshihiko took out Takeshita with a dive out of the ring. It then gave Katsumata a Canadian Destroyer for a nearfall before winning with the Reincarnation onto the Lego. Takeshita confronted Yoshihiko, challenging it to a match.

The only blight on DAMNATION’s record today was losing to DISASTER BOX in the early tag match. Looks like HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura work better as a team than Soma Takao & Mad Paulie do.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match was presented like a TV comedy sketch with canned laughter. Danshoku Dieno and Antonio Honda kept getting accidentally hit in the groin until both of them could no longer continue. Daisuke Kiso said the punchline and the match ended in a No Contest.

Higuchi’s scheduled match for the episode was a simple win over Keigo Nakamura.


DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #2” Results

May 9, 2020

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1. Saori Anou & Yukio Naya defeated Saki Akai & Mizuki Watase when Anou pinned Akai with a German Suplex (9:24).
2. Akito defeated Yoshihiko by Pinfall (11:27).
*Akito wins Yoshihiko’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 1 Person Time Difference Admission 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno (c) defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao and Keigo Nakamura when Dieno pinned Nakamura with the Danshoku Driver (6:03).
*V? for Danshoku Dieno.
4. Konosuke Takeshita defeated Gota Ihashi with an Oklahoma Roll (11:13).
5. Hardcore Match: Chris Brookes defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Praying Mantis Bomb through a table (20:43).
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi by TKO (13:02).
*V3 for Masato Tanaka.

A pinfall or a submission was not the way for Masato Tanaka to defeat Yukio Sakaguchi. Today he had to take the challenger beyond his breaking point. A Dragon Screw damaged Sakaguchi’s knee which begun Tanaka’s focused attacks to that target. The pain was bad enough to keep Sakaguchi grounded and any attempts to make a comeback were quickly cut down with a strike to the knee. Even acts of defence caused more damage like when Sakaguchi blocked the Super Fly with his knees. Sakaguchi fought through the pain to his the God’s Right Knee. He squeezed in the Cobra Clutch but Tanaka got the rope break and fired back with Elbow Strikes. The attacks ended with the Sliding D but Sakaguchi kicked out at one and suddenly caught Tanaka in a Sleeper Hold! He let go to do the God’s Right Knee but Tanaka blocked it with his elbow and hit the Roaring Elbow for a nearfall. Tanaka went on a relentless assault of Mounted Elbows before hitting another Sliding D. Sakaguchi once again kicked out at one! However the damage still proved to be too much and Yukinori Matsui called for a TKO when Sakaguchi collapsed from trying to stand back up.

After the match Kazusada Higuchi approached Tanaka with the KO-D Challenger Sword in his grasp. He raised the sword while Tanaka raised the KO-D Openweight Title next to it. Tanaka got on the microphone and said it’s unfortunate the Saitama Super Arena show isn’t going ahead this year. He does not know when it will take place but he will protect the KO-D Title until then.

Backstage after the show, Tetsuya Endo confronted Higuchi wanting the sword returned back to him. He can’t grab it off him right now because of social distancing but he warns he will definitely get it back eventually.

The hardcore grudge match between Chris Brookes and Shunma Katsumata saw the two try to kill each other multiple times. That is because it is more acceptable to do that in a wrestling match than it is to do on Twitter. There were kendo sticks, chairs, trash cans, tables, ladders, block toys, plastic cases and fighting on the Shinjuku FACE counters. Brookes kept hitting Katsumata over the head with chairs demanding him to give up but he refused. So Brookes had to give him the Praying Mantis Bomb through a table to beat him.

Brookes was attacked by Daisuke Sasaki with a chairs after the match. According to Sasaki he has changed his mind and he will defend the DDT UNIVERSAL Title after all. Suddenly MAO and Naomi Yoshimura rushed out and attacked Sasaki! Brookes recovered and gave Sasaki the Praying Mantis Bomb. There isn’t an alliance forming though. Both MAO and Yoshimura came out wanting to challenge for the title instead of Brookes. The three of them argued until Hisaya Imabayashi came out. Since the three of them want a title shot and Sasaki last week said he won’t defend the title without another Japanese wrestler involved, let’s do a 4 Way match for the belt! Brookes told Sasaki there is no guarantee he will beat him next week, but Sasaki will never come out of the match as champion!

DDT’s new guest coach Jun Akiyama came out to greet the viewers on DDT UNIVERSE. He said he would like to teach the DDT roster everything that Giant Baba handed down to him. According to Akiyama, Sanshiro Takagi put together a united group of hard working wrestlers. He is interested in fighting them so he will wrestle matches in DDT whenever his All Japan schedule allows it. Imabayashi then announced Akiyama will wrestle on next week’s episode of DDT TV SHOW! He will team with Keisuke Ishii to face Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani. In a backstage interview, Takagi and Akiyama explained that now is the time for the Japanese wrestling scene to protect itself while there are so few shows taking place. Akiyama is available to work with DDT because his planned visit to WWE as a guest trainer this month was postponed due to COVID-19. When asked about the possibility of doing a Street Wrestling match, Akiyama reminded the reporter that he is a former Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion.

Yoshihiko’s quest to make “ALL OUT All Dead” increased with more attacks on the unit this week. Some of them were out of retaliation. Earlier in the show, Konosuke Takeshita had attacked Yoshihiko so the doll responded in kind during Takeshita’s match with Gota Ihashi. Takeshita had the match won when the lights went out. When the lights came back on, Yoshihiko was in the ring ready to attack!. It gave Takeshita a Piledriver then left him for Ihashi to finish the job. However Ihashi missed the Moonsault and Takeshita pinned him with an Oklahoma Roll, clutching victory from the jaws of defeat. Katsumata asked Yoshihiko why it holds a grudge with ALL OUT? He’ll find out when the two of them have a match next week!

Keigo Nakamura convinced Soma Takao and HARASHIMA backstage to make the Iron Man Title 4 Way match held under special rules. The idea was the match began with the three challengers wrestling each other. The champion Danshoku Dieno would enter the match after five minutes. However if a fall took place in the first five minutes, the title would change hands even though Dieno wouldn’t have entered the match yet. Dieno overheard this plan backstage and foiled Nakamura’s plan by hiding underneath the ring before the match began. When it was time to enter, Dieno caught his opponents with an ambush from behind and pinned Nakamura to defend the championship.

So what did Takeshita do to Yoshihiko earlier in the show to cause the bad blood between them to heat up even further? Takeshita violently attacked Yoshihiko during its match with Akito, that’s what. Takeshita pulled Yoshihiko out of the ring and swung him round in circles, hitting its head against the ring post over and over! Yoshihiko was thrown back into the ring for a weakened Akito to pin it. Akito now holds the black Right To Challenge Gauntlet. He wants to use it on the KO-D Challenger Sword but only if Endo gets it back. Otherwise he’d rather sell it than cash it in against Higuchi.

In a preview of their upcoming singles match, Saori Anou pinned Saki Akai in a tag bout. Watase was able to rescue Akai from being pinned a couple of times until Yukio Naya took him out with a Choke Slam. Anou wasn’t fully convinced that Akai is a challenge for her. She said “Blue Saori” will come out of the match looking better than “Red Saki”. Akai said the match will prove who is the stronger wrestler from Kansai between them.


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


DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #1” Results

May 2, 2020

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1. Yoshihiko defeated Yuki Iino with the Reincarnation (5:42).
*Yoshihiko wins Yuki Iino’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) defeated Akito with a Small Package (2:00).
*V? for Danshoku Dieno.
3. Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh defeated HARASHIMA & Pokotan when Itoh pinned Pokotan with the Flying Big Head (13:02).
4. 3 Way Match: MAO defeated Konosuke Takeshita and Naomi Yoshimura when MAO pinned Takeshita with the Cannonball 450 (12:35).
5. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Antonio Honda with the Crossover Facelock (13:19).
*V1 for Daisuke Sasaki.
6. KO-D Challenger Sword: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Goten (13:19).
*Kazusada Higuchi wins Tetsuya Endo’s KO-D Challenger Sword.

The debut of DDT TV SHOW was an eventful one. Now that DDT can put together some kind of wrestling show every Saturday for the time being, a lot will happen to keep everybody on their toes away from an audience. Take the main event for example. The KO-D Challenger Sword now belongs to Kazusada Higuchi after he defeated Tetsuya Endo. There was a close call when the Goten was countered into a Reverse DDT. Endo followed up with a Canadian Destroyer but missed the Shooting Star Press. Higuchi struck Endo from behind with a Lariat and used the Goten to put him away.

Now Higuchi will wait for the next KO-D Openweight Title match to happen. Masato Tanaka is supposed to defend the belt against Yukio Sakaguchi. Higuchi is supporting Sakaguchi to win and become champion so Eruption will completely take over the main event scene as DDT’s strongest wrestlers! It is their goal to have an Eruption Vs Eruption match for the title. Higuchi also brought up support for Saki Akai to finish her Okibariyasu series with a winning record. Backstage, a defeated Endo swore he will win the KO-D Title from Tanaka even if he no longer has the sword to grant him the title shot.

Antonio Honda used the powers of yoga to get his DDT UNIVERSAL Title shot but there was no signs of tranquility coming from him come match time. He brawled with Daisuke Sasaki around Shinjuku FACE, I mean the DDT TV SHOW Studio. The fight went over to the bar where Pokotan was working. Sasaki stole some beers from Pokotan but Honda poured them over his face. Sasaki left Honda outside to get counted out but Honda returned just in time to trip on the ropes and begin his Gongitsune story. Sasaki stopped him with a Sleeper Hold. Still, Honda used Gongitsune to free himself. The challenger used a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch for a nearfall. When Sasaki kicked out he rolled Honda into the Crossover Facelock to earn the submission victory and his first UNIVERSAL Title defence.

A tired Sasaki gave his opponent credit and wondered if he should leave DAMNATION to reunite the Monster Army with Honda. He quickly forgot about the idea and said he will defend his title against anybody. Chris Brookes came out and challenged Sasaki. He said (in English) he had his fun earlier and now was the time to get serious. Sasaki cheated to win the belt from him so he deserves a rematch. Sasaki told Brookes (in Japanese) he doesn’t understand English that much and he will only defend the title against Japanese wrestlers. Brookes gave Sasaki the Praying Mantis Bomb to put a stamp on his challenge.

MAO won the 3 Way Match thanks to some help from Yoshihiko of all people/wrestlers/things. The finish to the 3 Way saw Konosuke Takeshita setting up Naomi Yoshimura for the German Suplex when the room went dark. The lights switched back on to reveal Yoshihiko swapped places with Yoshimura! The doll Choke Slammed Takeshita and MAO hit the Cannonball 450 to win. Akito called out Yoshihiko for attacking ALL OUT throughout the show. He challenged Yoshihiko to a singles match for next week.

Pokotan was eager to fight Maki Itoh so it could stick up the middle fingers at her. Itoh fake cried to distract the mascot and then bit its tail. Pokotan fired up when its giant head got knocked off. It went wild attacking Itoh until Brookes threw the head at it. Brookes gave Pokotan the Praying Mantis Bomb then held HARASHIMA back while Itoh wore the head and won the match with the Flying Big Head.

At some point over the last month, Danshoku Dieno and Akito filmed an empty arena match in Ochanomizu Dojo. The match never saw the light of day because Dieno’s antics were too outrageous for public viewing. A rematch took place in the same room for this show with the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title on the line. Dieno wants to set the record for the most title defences so he is now writing a list of who he beats. During the match, somebody grabbed Akito’s leg from the ring apron. Dieno stopped a Figure 4 Leg Lock with a Low Blow then pinned Akito with a Small Package to win. The broadcast then replayed the match using a manga style presentation called “Grappling Apocalypse Akito”. It explained in detail why every moment of this 2 minute long match went the way it did. One detail was the reveal that it was Keigo Nakamura who tripped Akito.

Before the first match took place, Yuki Iino went to use the bathroom and found a note written by Yoshihiko that said “ALL OUT All Dead”. Iino was determined to beat his opponent after this but ultimately failed. Yoshihiko countered an Argentine Backbreaker into a Sleeper Hold then turned that into the Reincarnation. By winning the match, Yoshihiko now claims the black Right To Challenge Gauntlet. Thus begins the first angle to come out of DDT TV SHOW: Yoshihiko Vs ALL OUT!