March 20, 2020

Tokyo Korakuen Hall
916 Fans

0. Exhibition Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Jordan Heatley with the Canadian Backbreaker (3:50).
1. Hideki Okatani Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura defeated Shunma Katsumata & Hideki Okatani when Yoshimura pinned Okatani with a Lariat (6:01).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Toru Owashi (c) with a School Boy (11:51 am).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1,474th champion.
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Kazuki Hirata defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c), Toru Owashi, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Mizuki Watase, Yukio Naya and Hiroshi Yamato (7:42).
2a. Toru Owashi & Hiroshi Yamato eliminated Masahiro Takanashi (c) with a Double Lateral Cradle (2:06).
*Toru Owashi & Hiroshi Yamato both become the 1,745th co-champions.
2b. Danshoku Dieno, Yukio Naya, Antonio Honda & Mizuki Watase eliminated Toru Owashi (1/2 c) & Hiroshi Yamato (1/2 c) with Simultaneous Pinfalls (2:40).
*Danshoku Dieno, Yukio Naya, Antonio Honda & Mizuki Watase all become the 1,746th co-champions.
2c. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Mizuki Watase (1/4 c) with a School Boy (5:13).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes 1/4 of the 1,476th champions.
2d. Kazuki Hirata (1/4 c) eliminated Yukio Naya (1/4 c) with a School Boy (5:54).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes 2/4 of the 1,476th champions.
2e. Kazuki Hirata (2/4 c) eliminated Antonio Honda (1/4 c) by Pinfall (6:54).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes 3/4 of the 1,476th champions.
2f. Kazuki Hirata (3/4 c) eliminated Danshoku Dieno (1/4 c) with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (7:42).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the unified 1,477th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a School Boy (12:01 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,478th champion.
3. CIMA, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & El Lindaman defeated Shinya Aoki, MAO, Mike Bailey & Makoto Oishi when Takao pinned Oishi with the Mad Splash (9:24).
4. HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji & Yuki Ueno defeated Akito, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers when HARASHIMA pinned Akito with the Somato (10:33).
5. Business Alliance Vs Eruption!: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee (9:15).
5a. Emergency Decision: Tetsuya Endo defeated Royce Chambers with the Shooting Star Press (4:42).
*Royce Chambers cashed in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Chris Brookes (c) with the Crossover Facelock (20:35).
*Chris Brookes fails in V1. Daisuke Sasaki becomes the 2nd DDT UNIVERSAL Champion!
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) defeated Konosuke Takeshita with the Rolling Elbow (22:56).
*V2 for Masato Tanaka.

Heck if I know if it was a good idea to do this but DDT’s monthly Korakuen Hall show went ahead today in front of an audience. The main event to celebrate DDT’s 23rd anniversary saw the face of the company attempt to regain the KO-D Openweight Title. The champion Masato Tanaka used chairs to great effect, using them to attack Konosuke Takeshita’s knees as well as hit a direct chairshot to the head. A Splash from the top rope through a table outside also caused great damage to Takeshita. However Takeshita used the chair against Tanaka by Corner To Corner Dropkicking it into his face. Takeshita hit an Avalanche Air Raid Crash but Tanaka kicked out of the pin. The Fable was countered into a Power Bomb. Tanaka kept using Elbow Strikes to cut off Takeshita’a offence. He would hit short range Sliding D’s but Takeshita would find a way to prevent Tanaka from hitting the move at full force. Takeshita threw his own Elbow Strikes but Tanaka stood tall at the end when he pulled off his elbow pad and struck Takeshita raw with an unprotected Rolling Elbow. There was no kicking out after that.

Tanaka said he was so happy to fight Takeshita today because of the struggle he gave him. When Takeshita left ringside, Yuki Iino approached the ring threatening to cash in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet. However it was only a threat and he left without doing anything. Tanaka had an opportunity to choose his next challenger again but he wasn’t sure who to pick. Suddenly, Yukio Sakaguchi sprung into the ring! He wants the next title shot in April. The match was accepted with Tanaka standing on the middle rope so he could look down on Sakaguchi. The final words went to Sakaguchi. In April will win the KO-D Title and Kazusada Higuchi will win the Saitama Super Arena Sword. That will mean when June comes around, the main event of Saitama Super Arena will be occupied entirely by Eruption! Sakaguchi then thanked the fans for coming out today. He works a regular job along with his pro wrestling career so he is grateful that the fans continue to support DDT. In return everybody in DDT is encouraged to do their best.

Easy come, easy go. The first DDT UNIVERSAL Champion loses the belt in his first defence. An out of ring brawl made up the early part of the match with Chris Brookes attempting to put Daisuke Sasaki through some chairs with the Praying Mantis Bomb. Instead Sasaki dropped both Brookes and himself into the row of chairs with a Russian Leg Sweep. Sasaki also hit a Diving Elbow Drop from the ring corner to a seated Brookes outside the ring. DAMNATION interfered once Brookes regained some ground. Sasaki intentionally used Brookes to take out Daisuke Kiso. Tetsuya Endo’s Overhead Kick hit Sasaki by mistake and Brookes hit the Praying Mantis Bomb. Kiso counted the pin until Mad Paulie pulled him out of the ring. Brookes wiped out DAMNATION with a dive then made Sasaki submit to the Octopus Hold but there was no referee to call the match. Nobuhiro Shimatani came in to attack Brookes with the DAMNATION signboard but Masahiro Takanashi came out to get rid of him. Kiso got back up to count some nearfalls like Sasaki’s Diving Elbow and Brookes’ Tombstone Piledriver. Brookes went for the Praying Mantis Bomb once more but Sasaki countered it into the Cross Facelock. He then switched it into the Crossover Facelock to make Brookes submit.

Sasaki’s first words as the new champion was “Old dog never die!” He said all beer from the UK is soft with no carbonation so he will not take on any challengers from Britain anymore. Antonio Honda entered the ring to challenge Sasaki but he tripped over the ropes. He got back up and said Sasaki has a filthy heart. Sasaki began to meditate to fix that problem but Honda told him to get back up. Honda challenged Sasaki to a title match but he was turned down.

As briefly mentioned earlier, Eruption has the main event of “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” in their sights. Sakaguchi is going straight after the KO-D Title while Higuchi is now targeting Endo for the SSA Sword. Higuchi threw Endo for a loop by using a Package Power Bomb but it was Sakaguchi who won the match by pinning Shimatani. T-Hawk was earlier taken out with a Higuchi Lariat so it was a rough match for the Business Alliance.

When the match ended, El Lindaman promoted the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match he, Endo & T-Hawk will be a part of in two days time. ALL OUT interrupted the Business Alliance because Royce Chambers had something to say. He will be going back to Australia tomorrow so he is using his Right To Challenge Gauntlet to win the SSA Sword right now! Chambers went for the kill by using his own high flying moves to counter Endo’s. They both used Canadian Destroyers on each other but Endo took it one step further by doing a Double Arm Canadian Destroyer. Chambers kicked out of the pin after that but was down and out when Endo hit the Shooting Star Press. Endo got on the mic and said as long as he is in the ring, nobody else will get the chance to be at the top! He told Chambers to study more Japanese if he ever comes back. He then joked about wrestling in saunas before warning ALL OUT that the Business Alliance will win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles! Whoever comes out as the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions after 22nd March will defend the belts against DISASTER BOX on 4th April.

Naomichi Marufuji was back to team with DISASTER BOX and his partnership with HARASHIMA in particular had not lost a step. When Yuki Ueno dove out of the ring onto Iino & Chambers, it left HARASHIMA & Marufuji alone with Akito. Together they hit a Double Thrust Kick, Marufuji did the Shiranui and HARASHIMA won with the Somato.

After the match, HARASHIMA thanked Marufuji for reforming HarashiMarufuji after a long time apart. They brought up the idea of tagging together at “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. That caused CIMA & Soma Takao to come out. CIMA made fun of the HarashiMarufuji team name. It isn’t an easy name to say. CimaSoma is easy to say which means it is a better name. CIMA could have confronted Marufuji back on the 3rd January DDT show but he was occupied with Business Alliance stuff. In the end CimaSoma challenged HarashiMarufuji to a match at “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. Marufuji isn’t interested in fighting Takao but he can’t turn down the chance to wrestle CIMA for the first time since their Budokan tag match in NOAH way back in 2007!

A Mad Splash from CIMA followed by a Mad Splash from Takao gave the Business Alliance the victory in the 8-Man Tag Match. The bout was Shinya Aoki’s first 8-Man Tag Match and also the return of Mike Bailey to DDT. Aoki found out after the match that his next DDT Extreme Title defence is on 5th April. An opponent has not been decided yet but he would like to face Makoto Oishi in a matchup between Sambo and Judo. Meanwhile The Moonlight Express want to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles so they can claim the shiny new championship belts.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title lineage was fractured into multiple co-champions during the Battle Royal. Before the match even begun, Takanashi pinned Toru Owashi during his entrance to win the belt. Everyone chased Takanashi into the ring so the Rumble style entries were thrown out and a regular Battle Royal began. Owashi & Hiroshi Yamato pinned Takanashi at the same time to they became co-champions. The two of them were then all pinned by Danshoku Dieno, Yukio Naya, Antonio Honda & Mizuki Watase at the same time creating 4 co-champions! Kazuki Hirata had to eliminated each of the 4 co-champions to unify the title back into one whole piece. All of that hard work was taken away when Owashi pinned Hirata after the match to become the champion again.

The debuting Hideki Okatani was pinned in his first match as expected. He was mostly on the defensive against Naomi Yoshimura and also Keigo Nakamura. He was able to do a Northern Lights Suplex after Shunma Katsumata softened Yoshimura up. But a Lariat put Okatani down for the three count. Just like Nakamura, Okatani’s goal is to beat a senior wrestler as soon as possible.

The trainee Jordan Heatley faced Higuchi in the pre-show exhibition match. Heatley tried to put on a Tazzmission but Higuchi instead submitted him with the Canadian Backbreaker. Heatley will make his official debut against Honda on 2nd April.

Yoshiaki Yatsu appeared to introduce the show and also promote his return match at “WRESTLE PETER PAN”.

The 5th opponent in Saki Akai’s “Okibariyasu” trial is Syuri. Akai knows Syuri is a powerful kicker so she is looking forward to comparing them with her own kicks. Their match is on 2nd April.

DDT is holding a Falls Count Anywhere Match inside the Saitama Anzukai Clinic to protect the elderly from the COVID-19. The match on 30th March will be Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Shinya Aoki, Makoto Oishi & Gabai Ji-chan.


March 11, 2020

Saitama Super Arena
45,000 AbemaTV Views

1. Basement 1st Floor Parking Lot: Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Iino defeated Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Keigo Nakamura when Iino submitted Nakamura with an Argentine Backbreaker (6:15).
2. Basement 1st Floor Locker Room: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Naomi Yoshimura, Makoto Oishi & Saori Anou when Higuchi submitted Oishi with the Modified Canadian Backbreaker (5:03).
3. 1st Floor Equipment Warehouse: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao defeated Akito, Mizuki Watase & Royce Chambers when Sasaki pinned Watase after a Super Power Bomb onto a ladder (10:58).
4. Rooftop: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Royce Chambers defeated Super Sasadango Machine, Makoto Oishi, Pokotan, Tamarlin, Gota Ihashi, Yumehito Imanari, Shota, Ippanjin Munenori Sawa & many others when Takeshita submitted everyone with the Headscissors Chain Walls Of Takeshita (7:17).
5. 1st Floor Community Area – DDT Extreme Title – Blindfold Hidden Bra Death Match: Shinya Aoki defeated HARASHIMA (c) by Bra Removal (13:13).
*HARASHIMA fails in V4. Shinya Aoki becomes the 48th DDT Extreme Champion!
6. Current Blast 8-Man Tag Death Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya defeated Atsushi Onita, Danshoku Dieno, Chris Brookes & MAO when Takeshita pinned Dieno after Dieno was accidentally hit by Onita with a Current Blast Baseball Bat (10:11).

DDT has come to Saitama Super Arena three months early for an empty arena show! The fate of the company was on the line after Danshoku Dieno set off a mutiny in the locker room against Sanshiro Takagi. A DDT Army was formed in retaliation but Takagi was disappointed to find out that only three other people joined his side. They were Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Iino. They met up with Jungle Pocket comedian Shinji Saito inside the arena to start the event. Dieno was there with Super Sasadango Machine & Keigo Nakamura. He was also armed with a current blast baseball bat. It was time to start their battle!

The two sides had their match in the 1st Basement Floor. It quickly moved over to the parking lot. Dieno thrusted a traffic cone into MAO’s backside. MAO then did the same to Dieno. Nakamura gave Iino a Low Blow to avoid the Haka Elbow but Takeshita then used an Atomic Drop to crotch Nakamura on the cone. Everyone did Lip Locks and Iino made Nakamura give up to the Argentine Backbreaker.

Takagi demanded Dieno to give up after the DDT Army defeated his rebellion. Suddenly a white van appeared and ran over Takagi! MAO was the driver and revealed he was a member of the Dieno Army all along! Takagi was thrown into the van and it drove off. The van briefly stopped so Iino would run into it. Takeshita & Saito followed the direction of the van in the hopes of finding Takagi.

Takeshita arrived in a locker room where he found Naomi Yoshimura, Makoto Oishi & Saori Anou hanging around. They revealed they were on Dieno’s side. Eruption then entered the room and offered to help Takeshita, kicking off a 6-Man Tag. The Dieno Army tried to strangle the Eruption wrestlers with phone cords. Kazusada Higuchi lifted a massage table onto himself and used it as full body armour. Saki Akai threw Anou onto another massage table and started attacking her with massages. Yukio Sakaguchi ran across the tables to give Yoshimura a PK while Higuchi submitted Oishi with the Canadian Backbreaker. Eruption then stuffed Oishi into a trash can after he told them where to find Takagi.

Takeshita & Saito next went down the corridor. They did not find Takagi there. Instead DAMNATION were standing around drinking. Daisuke Sasaki told them they were hired by Dieno. Takeshita called over Akito, Mizuki Watase & Royce Chambers to battle DAMNATION straight away. Akito pulled off Tetsuya Endo’s tights and was chased out of the room by him. Endo caught Akito and put him in the Yurikamome Hold to get them back. Soma Takao dragged Watase into a woman’s restroom and dunked his head into a toilet with the Gin And Tonic. Chambers gave Endo a Canadian Destroyer on top of a stack of wooden pallets then Moonsaulted onto everybody below. Watase came out of the restroom with a toilet brush to attack DAMNATION with. Sasaki took it off him and shoved it into Watase’s mouth. The three DAMNATION wrestlers then Power Bombed Watase onto a nearby ladder for the three count. Takeshita asked DAMNATION how much Dieno was paying them. Sasaki said 6,500 yen each including transportation expenses. Takeshita convinced Saito to pay each of them 10,000 yen to find out where Takagi was taken too. DAMNATION pointed them up to the rooftop.

Takeshita, Akito & Chambers ran up the stairs and there on the rooftop was the Dieno Army with Takagi tied to a chair under hostage. Dieno told them they were trapped with his entire army which included Munenori Sawa, Pokotan and the Saitama Super Arena mascot Tamarlin.

The DDT Army held against the ambush. Akito kept everyone at bay with Dragon Screws while Chambers dove onto whoever was in his way. They linked all of the Dieno Army wrestlers together in a Headscissors Chain and Takeshita flipped them all over with the Walls Of Takeshita to make all of them submit.

Takeshita thought the coup was defeated until he found out Takagi was switched with Yoshihiko on the chair during the battle! Saito began to laugh and suddenly attacked Akito & Chambers. He was a Dieno Army spy all along and Takagi is going to be publicly executed by explosion! Takeshita rallied together Iino, Yukio Naya and Shunma Katsumata dressed in his hardcore Joker costume to go rescue Takagi.

But first there was the important matter of the DDT Extreme Title match to get through. Away from the chaos on the rooftop, HARASHIMA and Shinya Aoki were about to have their match in the Community Arena. They took off their shirts to reveal they were both wearing bras underneath. They then placed blindfolds over their eyes. That’s right, the belt was being defended in a Blindfold Hidden Bra Death Match! First wrestler to take off their opponent’s bra while blindfolded wins! With such a large empty room to fight in there was danger of the wrestlers getting lost. But the two wrestlers were able to stay close to each other. HARASHIMA tripped over a board when he went to do the Somato. Aoki’s attempt at a European Clutch was blocked but he was able to put the champion in a Manjigatame and strip off HARASHIMA’s bra to win. Aoki takes back the Extreme Title from HARASHIMA! He celebrated with both of the bras and guessed he will be back in Saitama Super Arena to defend the title in June.

Anyway back to the mutiny. The Dieno Army was about to execute Takagi down at the entrance when Takeshita and the DDT Army arrived to save him. Dieno told them he had one last trump card for them. “Wild Thing” played and out came Atsushi Onita with MAO & Chris Brookes! Dieno joined them for the main event 8-Man Tag. Onita spat red Mist into Naya’s face then gave Katsumata a Piledriver through a table. They recovered and held onto Onita so Takeshita could swing the Current Blast Baseball Bat at him, causing a big explosion. During the chaos, Takagi freed himself from the chair and grabbed the Blast Bat. He tried to hit MAO with it but MAO blocked the swing with a chair, causing the explosion to knock both of them away. Dieno gave Takeshita the Lip Lock then went to get the bat. Katsumata dove towards him but Dieno struck him with the explosive bat in mid-air. Dieno then climbed onto a podium and pulled the back of his tights down. He instructed his army to shove the enemies’ faces into his backside. Everyone resisted so Onita grabbed the Blast Bat. He swung it but Takeshita ducked and the bat struck Dieno’s ass, exploding it in a major way! Takeshita crawled on top of Dieno to pin him, ending the coup once and for all. Or is it?

After the match Saito suggested they do a Current Blast Death Match at the Tokyo headquarters for Yoshimoto Kogyo. Onita liked the idea but attacked Saito to make sure he won’t break his promise. When he left, Takeshita told Dieno the coup was over. But Dieno had a surprise. He isn’t the mastermind. The mastermind is standing over on top of the entrance. Over there was a masked person wearing Dieno’s entrance robe. The person took off the mask to reveal it was Akane Takiyama, one of the AbemaTV announcers who was reporting on the event the whole time! A new Saitama Super Arena legend begins!


March 10, 2020

Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo
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0. Exhibition Match: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Jordan Heatley with a Camel Clutch (3:56).
1. Masahiro Takanashi defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Cradle (9:12).
2. Tag Match Unique To The Spectator Match: Danshoku Dieno & Yukio Naya Vs Akito & Yuki Iino ended in a No Contest (9:53).
3. Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase when Takao pinned Watase with La Magistral Cradle (10:34).
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Royce Chambers defeated HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Makoto Oishi when Chambers pinned Oishi with the Rolls Royce (11:03).
5. ChrisMAO Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie defeated Chris Brookes & MAO when Sasaki pinned Brookes with a School Boy (10:50).
6. Bonus Track – Time Difference Battle Royal: Royce Chambers defeated Danshoku Dieno with the Shooting Star Press (17:54).
Order Of Elimination: Mizuki Watase, Shunma Katsumata, Keigo Nakamura, Makoto Oishi, Yuki Iino, Yukio Naya, Masahiro Takanashi, HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi, Naomi Yoshimura, Konosuke Takeshita, Danshoku Dieno.
*Royce Chambers wins Danshoku Dieno’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

By the end of today’s show, Royce Chambers felt like he made the right choice coming to DDT. A bonus Battle Royal was whittled down to Chambers facing against Konosuke Takeshita. A confident Takeshita told Chambers to wave bye bye when he threw him over the ropes. But Chambers skinned the cat and launched himself into a Canadian Destroyer before throwing Takeshita out of the ring. Chambers thought he had won when Danshoku Dieno was found to be still in the match after getting laid out earlier. Dieno did the Danshoku Driver but Chambers kicked out. Chambers got the upper hand and pinned Dieno with a Shooting Star Press to win the match. His prize was Dieno’s Right To Challenge Gauntlet! He thought it was a gardening tool. Hisaya Imabayashi explained the Gauntlet to him and said he can use it to challenge for either the KO-D Openweight Title or the Saitama Super Arena Sword. Chambers said he would like to challenge Tetsuya Endo for the Sword.

Daisuke Sasaki stole the DDT UNIVERSAL Title belt from Chris Brookes again! This time he did it before their tag match and Sasaki entered the ring with it over his shoulder. He gave it back to Brookes, claiming he only picked it up to give it over to him. MAO armed himself with a squeeky duck toy attached to a small stick. It didn’t protect him from Mad Paulie much. Sasaki used the duck toys to confuse Brookes and then distracted the referee. With the ref’s back turned, Sasaki gave Brookes a Low Blow then pinned him with a School Boy when the ref came back. MAO blessed Brookes with the Duck Stick to heal him after the match.

Chambers good string of results continued with him pinning Makoto Oishi in the 6-Man Tag match. Shunma Katsumata kept shouting “Heat Wave!” after every move.

The constant shouting of phrases was also in the match before that. Tetsuya Endo kept ordering Soma Takao to do the Gin And Tonic to his opponents. Mizuki Watase was able to counter that move but Takao eventually pinned him with La Magistral Cradle. In the post match interview Endo said he saw the perfect Gin And Tonic today. Takao agreed with him.

Match #2 began with Akito complaining about Dieno’s behavior. He does not want to have a match today where Dieno sexually harasses him. He asked Yukinori Matsui why he never stopped the sexual harassment in the first place! Akito then demanded Matsui to be more strict for this match. Matsui was taken aback by this but agreed to be more strict but only for today. He lived up to his promise and prevented Dieno from using his lewd moveset. Dieno lost his cool and gave Matsui a Low Blow from behind. Dieno then put a whistle in Akito’s mouth and told him to blow it whenever he feels good. Yukio Naya grabbed one of the cameras to film Dieno assaulting Akito. Matsui tried to step in but he doubled over still in pain from the Low Blow. Yuki Iino enjoyed watching Dieno’s antics and joined in. Matsui finally called off the match while the sound of the whistle echoed over the room.

Keigo Nakamura went into today’s match with a positive attitude. He did well against Masahiro Takanashi, getting a good chance with a Swan Dive Missile Dropkick. Takanashi thought outside the box to get the win. He pulled down the shoulder straps from Nakamura’s ring gear and tangled his arms with them. That left Nakamura powerless to kick out of Takanashi’s cradle.

For ages there has been a foreign trainee working ringside at DDT shows and I could never find out who he was. Finally he was introduced to the world today. Jordan Heatley is 25 years old and from Australia. He had an exhibition with Naomi Yoshimura before the show. He applied an Achilles Tendon Lock but Yoshimura calmly pulled himself over for a rope break. Yoshimura then won with a Camel Clutch. Afterwards it was announced that Heatley will have his debut match on 2nd April!

During intermission, Imabayashi promoted next week’s Rojo Pro Wrestling match at Saitama Super Arena. Suddenly Dieno attacked Imabayashi, complaining that he didn’t find out he was on the show until it was announced. He asked if that was Sanshiro Takagi’s idea to book him behind his back? Well it’s time for a coup in the locker room! He wants wrestlers to join his army to take on the DDT Army at Saitama Super Arena on 11th March!


March 3, 2020

Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo
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0. Exhibition Match: Akito defeated Hideki Okatani by Pinfall (3:25).
1. Antonio Honda defeated Keigo Nakamura with the Bionic Elbow (5:41).
2. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: Yuki Iino defeated Yukio Naya with the Spear (14:53).
Order Of Elimination: Naomi Yoshimura, Kazuki Hirata, Mizuki Watase, Soma Takao, Kazusada Higuchi, MAO, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya.
*Yuki Iino wins the Black Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
3. Barefoot Block Toy Death Match: HARASHIMA defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Somato (10:01).
4. Captain’s Drink Match – No Tag Rules: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Endo pinned Akito with an Airplane Spin (21:36).
5. World Wide Match: Chris Brookes defeated Royce Chambers with the Praying Mantis Bomb (13:15).

Chris Brookes highly praised Royce Chambers, calling him a great wrestler and a huge plus for DDT. Brookes also said it was a great honour for two foreigners like them to main event a DDT show even though there were no spectators around. As long as Brookes has the DDT UNIVERSAL Title, he will fight for the main event spot. Chambers felt that he cannot do his best if he doesn’t get results. He’ll be in the main event again at the next show so he will not make the same mistakes. Konosuke Takeshita is far more forgiving of his performance. He thinks the Royce Impact is a great shock that is about to hit Japan’s wrestling scene.

A drunk Daisuke Sasaki wanted to save the Corona Beer in the room. Akito also preferred to drink instead of wrestle. Both Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo were not interested in joining in so Takeshita came up with an idea. The Captain’s Drink Match! Team captains Sasaki and Akito had to drink after every kickout. He also made sure it would be no tags needed so he and Endo could keep some kind of control over the match. Sasaki and Akito purposely pinned each other and kicked out over and over so they could drink as much as they want. Akito got so drunk that he wanted to kiss Endo. He got a Headbutt instead. Endo then lifted Akito up and Airplane Spun him around until Akito was too dizzy to kick out of the pin.

HARASHIMA Vs Shunma Katsumata was made into a Barefoot Block Toy Death Match! Katsumata asked for a Lego Death Match but Hisaya Imabayashi refused because they can’t use brand names. The match began with Yukinori Matsui pouring a bucket of block toys out in the middle of the ring. Katsumata missed a Moonsault onto the pile but kicked out of a Falcon Arrow at one. HARASHIMA used the Reverse Hurricanrana to set up the Somato for the win. He carefully ran across the ring to avoid the block toys in order to do the move.

The black Right To Challenge Gauntlet is active again with Yuki Iino as the current holder. He won it by being the last man standing in a Battle Royal. Iino is thinking about cashing it in at the next Korakuen Hall show but what for? He might go after the Saitama Super Arena Sword because a wrestler of his age has never main evented that arena before.

Antonio Honda and Keigo Nakamura spent their match celebrating Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Day). Honda successfully pulled off the Gongitsune trick to beat the rookie.

Before Akito got in the drinking mood, he wrestled Hideki Okatani in an exhibition bout. Okatani kicked out of a Brainbuster but Akito would pin him again and again until the trainee got too tired to kick out.


March 1, 2020

Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo
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1. Exhibition Match: Akito defeated Hideki Okatani with a Crab Hold (5:04).
2. 3 Way Match: Makoto Oishi defeated Yukio Naya and Keigo Nakamura when Oishi pinned Nakamura with the Luminous Press (7:23).
3. Eruption Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Keisuke Ishii, Yumehito Imanari & Shota when Sakaguchi submitted Imanari with a Ninja Choke (8:55).
4. NEO Itoh Respect Army Vs Momoiro Gongitsune!: Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh defeated Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashitawhen Brookes submitted Honda with the Octopus Stretch (10:41).
5. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers defeated HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Takeshita pinned Hirata with a Brainbuster (0:29).
5a. Rematch: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers defeated HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Chambers pinned Hirata with the Rolls Royce (12:02).

The DDT debut of Royce Chambers lasted only 29 seconds. He climbed the top rope getting ready to fly when Konosuke Takeshita Suplexed Kazuki Hirata and pinned him for the 3 count. Everyone else left the ring getting ready to hit the showers until Hisaya Imabayashi angrily told them to restart the match.

The match restarted and the same thing was about to happen except this time everyone broke up the pin. Hirata took out the Hirata GO! glasses and danced for the camera outside the ring. Chambers wiped out DISASTER BOX with a Tornillo then hit his Rolls Royce finisher on Hirata to end the main event properly. Chambers said he has arrived in DDT to prove he is the best wrestler from Australia and the No. 1 high flyer in the world. Takeshita told everyone to look forward to what ALL OUT and AUSSIE ALL OUT will do next.

We thought we were in for all singing, all dancing NEO Itoh Respect Army entrance but Chris Brookes was more interested in starting a fight with Antonio HondaMaki Itoh told Brookes to dance then began to cry when he wouldn’t. It was all a trap for Itoh to Headbutt Honda while his guard was down. After Brookes made Honda submit to the Octopus Hold, he said he is hungry for blood. He wants to tear into Honda’s stomach and eat whatever is inside. Itoh tried to fit in by saying she wants to collect Miyu Yamashita’s chin as a trophy.

Ganbare☆Wrestling had its first taste of empty dojo wrestling by sending three of their wrestlers to face Eruption. The visitors came close to winning when Yumehito Imanari hit Yukio Sakaguchi with the Chubby Knee Kick. Sakaguchi kicked out and used a Ninja Choke to submit Imanari. After the match Sakaguchi welcomed Ganpro to fight them again and mentioned without saying any names that there is a wrestler in particular he wants to fight. Maybe the Ninja Choke is a call out for Shuichiro Katsumura?

Keigo Nakamura asked Makoto Oishi to team up against Yukio Naya in the 3 Way Match. The alliance broke apart when their combined force wasn’t enough to overpower Naya. Nakamura knocked Naya out of the ring with a High Kick so the match focused on the rookie against Oishi. Naya kicked out of the Miracle Ecstasy so Oishi used the Luminous Press to put him away.

The trainee Hideki Okatani had his debut match postponed so for now he can only do Exhibition matches. Akito put him through his paces before giving him a Backbreaker then submitted him with a Crab Hold.

The DDT Extreme Title match between HARASHIMA and Shinya Aoki that was meant to happen on 3rd March will now take place on the 11th. That date means the match will be part of the Street Wrestling show being held at Saitama Super Arena!

Spring Beautiful Tournament, DDT Matches Moved To Empty Dojo Shows

February 29, 2020

Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo

01. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1A: Maki Itoh Vs Suzume
02. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1B: Pom Harajuku Vs Rika Tatsumi
03. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1C: Hyper Misao Vs Mirai Maiumi
04. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1D: Haruna Neko Vs Miu Watanabe
05. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1E: Nodoka Tenma Vs Mizuki
06. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1F: Natsumi Maki Vs Sena Shiori
07. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1G: Raku Vs Yuna Manase
08. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1H: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mahiro Kiryu
09. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2A: Shoko Nakajima Vs Winner Of Match #1A
10. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2B: Yuki Kamifuku Vs Winner Of Match #1C
11. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2C: Mina Shirakawa Vs Winner Of Match #1E
12. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2D: Hikari Noa Vs Winner Of Match #1G
13. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2E: Yuki Aino Vs Winner Of Match #1H
14. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Quarter Final A: Winner Of Match 1B Vs Winner Of Match 2A
15. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Quarter Final B: Winner Of Match 1D Vs Winner Of Match 2B
16. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Quarter Final C: Winner Of Match 1F Vs Winner Of Match 2C
17. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Quarter Final D: Winner Of Match 2D Vs Winner Of Match 2E
18. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final A Vs Winner Of Quarter Final B
19. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final C Vs Winner Of Quarter Final D
20. Spring Beautiful One Day Tournament – Final: X Vs X

Talk about coming up with a creative solution when your back is against the wall. Tokyo Joshi Pro’s idea for their replacement show in the Ochanomizu Dojo is a massive one day tournament. They even got a sponsor for it! The winner receives a meal ticket for Genghis Khan Kirishima, a lamb meat restaurant located near Korakuen Hall.

From the 1st Round to the end of the Quarter Finals, all matches have a 5 minute time limit with 2 Count Pin rules. In the case of a tie, the winner is determined with a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

The Semi Finals have a 5 minute time limit with regular 3 Count Pin rules. In the case of a tie, the match restarts with sudden death One Count Pin rules.

The Final is a 10 minute time limit with regular 3 Count Pin rules. In the case of a tie, the match restarts with sudden death One Count Pin rules.

Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo

1. Exhibition Match: Akito Vs Hideki Okatani
2. 3 Way Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigo Nakamura
3. Eruption Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Keisuke Ishii, Yumehito Imanari & Shota
4. NEO Itoh Respect Army Vs Momoiro Gongitsune!: Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
5. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers

Yuki Ueno injured his ankle during yesterday’s match. He will be out of action for a while but it doesn’t sound like it will be long enough to vacate the KO-D Tag Team Titles. This leads to a change in the card with DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT becoming a full on 8-Man Tag Match. ALL OUT becomes AUSTRALIAN ALL OUT with the DDT debut of Royce Chambers.

Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo

1. Yuki Iino & Keigo Nakamura
2. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: Soma Takao Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
3. HARASHIMA Vs Shunma Katsumata
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
5. World Wide Match: Chris Brookes Vs Royce Chambers

The change in scenery is not dampening my enthusiasm for Chris Brookes Vs Chambers.

Kanazawa Distribution Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match originally scheduled for tomorrow has been pushed back to 22nd March. That’s if the Kanazawa show goes ahead. The situation in Japan is looking more and more like a long term concern.

CIMA and Ken Ohka will be on the show.

Weekend Card, Missing Gauntlet Returns, Current Blast Tag Tournament, Endo 8th Anniversary Match

February 21, 2020

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2020”, 23/02/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase
3. All Human Beings Are Brothers Vs We Are Family 6-Man Tag Match: Dansoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Yasu Urano Vs Shinya Aoki, Hiroshi Yamato & Kazuki Hirata
4. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs CIMA & Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
5. 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindman Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Chihiro Hashimoto
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs MAO

Plenty of things to look forward to this Sunday. Masato Tanaka defends the KO-D Openweight Title against MAO. The first ever DDT UNIVERSAL Champion will be crowned. DAMNATION and #STRONGHEARTS face ALL OUT in a big elimination match.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020”, 24/02/2020
Nagoya City East Sports Center

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
5. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Makoto Oishi Vs Kengo Takai, Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 & Hiroaki Ura
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine

The challengers have a battle plan in place. Danshoku Dieno wants to target Yuki Ueno. This will throw Ueno off because he was originally preparing to fight Cody Hall before he got canned. Ueno says he isn’t afraid of Dieno and won’t be intimidated by Dieno’s plan. Naomi Yoshimura meanwhile is confident that his size and strength will easily surpass that from Super Sasadango Machine.

Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Mizuki Watase & Thunder Rosa
2. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: X Vs X
3. Worldwide Match: Chris Brookes Vs Royce Chambers
4. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki

The vacant black Right To Challenge Gauntlet will be reactivated and given to the winner of the Battle Royal.

Thunder Rosa makes her DDT debut.

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKU GANRYU 2020”, 07/03/2020
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Royce Chambers
2. Born In Osaki City, MAO Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: MAO & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
3. Born In Shiraishi, Tetsuya Endo Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Iino

Konosuke Takeshita has been talking about forming an Australian branch of ALL OUT. He’s testing the idea out with Royce Chambers teaming with the originals throughout his tour.

Chiba Mobara City Gymnasium Main Arena

1. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match: Nao Kakuta Vs Yoshiko Hasegawa
2. Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
3. Mobara City Reconstruction Support Special 6-Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Yamato, HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers

Musical acts Power of Smile and Chu♡Chu♡mille will perform during the show.

Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Miyako Matsumoto (w/ Ippanjin Munenori Sawa) Vs Chikara (w/ Mao)

Comedian Uta Shima will be the special ring announcer. She is also being brought in by Miyako Matsumoto as a potential bride candidate for Chikara.

Nanto City Fukuno B & G Ocean Center

1. Current Blast Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Atsushi Onita & Chris Brookes Vs X & X
2. Current Blast Tag Tournament – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
3. Current Blast Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

A one day Current Blast Tag Team tournament is being held at the next Bakuha Koshien show. The Semi Final matches will each feature one exploding baseball bat while the final will contain two of them. Four teams will enter, one of them being the alliance between Atsushi Onita & Chris Brookes! Onita chose Brookes to be his tag partner after hearing he was a big fan of both himself and explosion death matches.

Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari and Yukio Naya will be on the show. Onita has said he will only wrestle Naya if they both make it to the tournament final.

Shinjuku FACE

1. Tetsuya Endo’s 8th Anniversary Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryuichi Sekine

A first time singles match together for Tetusya Endo and Ryuichi Sekine.