DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOGETSUKYO~” Results

April 22, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOGETSUKYO~”, 22/04/2017
Kyoto KBS Hall
366 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Soma Takao defeated Makoto Oishi with the Endless Waltz (9:45).
2. 3 Way Match: Keisuke Ishii defeated KUDO and Shunma Katsumata when Ishii pinned Katsumata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (8:47).
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey when Hirata pinned Irie with the One Shot Miracle Cradle (11:30).
*Kazuki Hirata wins Shigehiro Irie’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
4. Yoshihiro Takayama, Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs defeated Toru Owashi, Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda when Takayama pinned Honda with an Armbar (15:10).
5. Saki Akai, The Second Local Triumph! Kyoto Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai defeated HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Syoko Nakajima when Akai pinned Nakajima with the Rookie Award (14:13).
6. Takeshita & Akito Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Endo pinned Takeshita with the Shooting Star Press (17:11).

Tetsuya Endo’s Shooting Star Press was at its most effective yet when he used the move to pin Konosuke Takeshita. Endo recently adopted the move as his new finisher and showed everyone that it is strong enough to beat the KO-D Openweight Champion. Endo called Takeshita a miserable champions and then said he will easily win the belt from him at Korakuen Hall next week.

Saki Akai got to enjoy her homecoming match with Shuten-dōji. When she won the match she told the audience she never thought she would return to Kyoto as a pro wrestler but she was very happy to win the match with her “older brothers”. The entire team then celebrated in the ring with some sake, the first glass of many for the rest of the night.

Danshoku Dino is putting together a new group called the International Gay Factory, or IGF for short. Royce Isaacs and his Miracle Ass is Dino’s first signing. Isaacs demonstrated his Miracle Ass by using it to split apart a pair of chopsticks before the match began. When they won their match Dino told everyone that the legend of Isaacs began today in Kyoto. It will help Dino accomplish his plans for IGF.

Kazuki Hirata surprised everyone by pinning Shigehiro Irie to win his Right To Challenge Contract. The result came when everyone in the match danced then Irie tried to interrupt it with the Beast Bomber. Hirata ducked the Bomber and rolled up Irie with the One Shot Miracle Cradle for the three count. When Hirata got over the shock of winning he realised that by holding this contract, he cannot be banished from Japan if T2Hide lose to NωA next week! Hirata promises not only to hold on to the contract but also win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Then he can move on to becoming a singles champion when he cashes in!


CHOSHI ELECTRIC RAIL X DDT “TRAIN PRO WRESTLING” Results

April 16, 2017

CHOSHI ELECTRIC RAIL X DDT “TRAIN PRO WRESTLING”, 16/04/2017
Nakano Town Station
40 Fans – 100% Boarding Rate

1. Falls Count Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: HARASHIMA defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Rekka, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yasu Urano, Keisuke Ishii, Mad Paulie, Danshoku Dino, Royce Isaacs, Guanchulo, Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata, MAO, Saki Akai, Lady Beard and Kazusada Higuchi (38:29).
1a. Nobuhiro Shimatani eliminated Keisuke Ishii with the Standing Shooting Star Press (14:20).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani wins Keisuke Ishii’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
1b. Mad Paulie eliminated Yasu Urano with an Argentine Backbreaker (14:54).
1c. Danshoku Dino eliminated Rekka with the Danshoku Nightmare (17:33).
1d. Danshoku Dino eliminated Mad Paulie by Train Out (27:10).
1e.Nobuhiro Shimatani eliminated Royce Isaacs with a School Boy (29:31).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani wins Royce Isaacs’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
1f. Makoto Oishi eliminated Sanshiro Takagi with the Danshoku Dino Hell Gate (31:30).
1g. Shunma Katsumata eliminated Saki Akai with the Danshoku Dino and Makoto Oishi Hell Gate Car (32:40).
1h. Makoto Oishi eliminated Danshoku Dino with a Rolling Cradle (32:43).
1i. Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Lady Beard with a Sumo Bearhug (33:41).
1j. Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata and MAO by Train Out (35:38).
1k. HARASHIMA eliminated Kazusada Higuchi with a Jackknife Pin (36:45).
1l. Guanchulo eliminated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Backslide Pin (37:32).
*Guanchulo wins one of Nobuhiro Shimatani’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contracts.
1m. HARASHIMA eliminated Guanchulo with the Somato (38:29).
*HARASHIMA wins Guanchulo’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

All aboard! DDT teamed up with Choshi Electric Rail for their latest Street Wrestling experiment. Can you do a pro wrestling free for all inside a moving train? Sure you can! The train journey began in Nakano Town Station and do a full circle around the railway line. The match itself was a Falls Count Anywhere Battle Royal with new wrestlers entering the train at a different station. Pinfalls, submissions and being ejected from the train and left behind at a station were the intended ways to eliminate the opponents. Sanshiro Takagi, Rekka and HARASHIMA were the first entrants to start the match. The three did what they could while they adjusted to the cramped surroundings.

Nobuhiro Shimatani and Yasu Urano entered at Choshi Station. They were already fighting each other at the platform when the train arrived. Urano threw Shimatani against one of the railings and directed the others to do a Train Attack. Keisuke Ishii entered at Nishiinkajima Station and went through an athletic back and forth with Urano. When he switched focus to Takagi, Urano took the opportunity to low blow Shimatani.

The crowd gasped when the train arrived at Kimigahama Station because Mad Paulie was there waiting for them. He clubbed Ishii with a forearm until Urano leapt on his back and applied a Sleeper Hold. Shimatani hit a Standing Shooting Star on Ishii and pinned him while everyone else piled on top. It was ruled that Shimatani gets credited for eliminating Ishii so that means he won Ishii’s Right To Challenge Contract! As this was going on Paulie countered Urano’s Sleeper Hold into an Argentine Backbreaker. He walked up and down the train with Urano in the move until Urano gave up.

At Inabaru Station, Guanchulo was chased onto the train by Danshoku Dino and Royce Isaacs. Rekka tried to stop Dino because it is illegal to grope people on trains. Dino gave him a Lip Lock and the Danshoku Nightmare to eliminated him. NωA were next to enter at Ogawa Station. They sang and dance on the platform while Takagi and HARASHIMA fought over next to them. An old lady on the platform waved everyone off as the train departed. Dino and Isaacs double teamed HARASHIMA and tried to convince Paulie to join in but he attacked them instead. When the train stopped at an empty Kimigahama Station, Dino pushed Paulie out and the train left without him.

Back in the train there was a Headcsissor link formed from one end of the train to the other. Takagi turned everyone over with a Boston Crab link with Isaacs suffering the most at the other end. Isaacs reached over and grabbed a railing which in this situation counted as a Rope Break. Isaacs was then accidentaly given a Lip Lock when Shimatani ducked Dino’s affections. Shimatani then gave Isaacs a School Boy to eliminate him and win his second Right To Challenge Contract!

Saki Akai and Lady Beard got in the train at Kaiokajima Station and they put Shunma Katsumata and MAO in separate Cobra Twists. HARASHIMA grabbed Akai and put her in the Romero Special. Dino used Katsumata and MAO as stepping stones so he could go in position for a human pyramid Hell Gate. Makoto Oishi used it to great effect by pushing Takagi face first into Dino’s backside followed by a successful pinfall. Oishi and Dino then joined forces to form a Revolving Hell Gate on Akai. Katsumata pinned her for the elimination.

The final entrant appeared at Kurosui Station. It was Kazusada Higuchi wearing his sumo mawashi. Lady Beard squared up to him for a Sumo match but Higuchi squeezed him in a Bearhug until he tapped out. All three NωA members combined tried to push Higuchi back but Higuchi shoved them out of the train at Choshi Station for a triple elimination. HARASHIMA looked like he was about to join in the sumo fun but he threw kicks at Higuchi instead. Higuchi rushed in and was knocked down by a High Kick. HARASHIMA then rolled over with a Jackknife to pin Higuchi. HARASHIMA shouted that he won the duel because “This is pro wrestling.”

On the other side of the train Guanchulo pinned Shimatani with a Backslide Pin, winning one of the RTC Contracts. Shimatani still holds the other one so he wasn’t too upset over it. With HARASHIMA and Guanchulo as the final two wrestlers in the match, the train wasn’t far away from its final destination. HARASHIMA hit Guanchulo with a Buzzsaw Kick and followed with the Somato. HARASHIMA won the Train Pro Wrestling Match and gets an RTC Contract as his prize! The train arrived back at Nakano Town Station and HARASHIMA thanked the 40 fans for coming to support them.


Sasaki Vs Togo Ultimate Submission, Royce Isaac’s Miracle Ass, Kodaka Gets Okabayashi

April 10, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TANKOSETSU~”, 11/04/2017
Fukuoka Omuta City Cultural Center Small Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Antonio Honda
2. Noble Child! Idol! Sumo Wrestler! Enchanting 3 Way Match: Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi
3. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
4. T2Hide Vs DAMNATION!: Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
5. Takeshita & Akito Vs Shuten-dōji!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
6. Omuta Specialty! The Moon Comes Out! Gorgeous 6-Man Tag Match: Yoshihiro Takayama, Shigehiro Irie & Yuto Aijima Vs Akebono, HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano

Smile Squash found a big name for a temporary replacement for Akito. They now have Akebono!

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENMANGU~”, 12/04/2017
Fukuoka Sazanpia Hakata

1. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama, Danshoku Dino & Toru Owashi
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao & Kazusada Higuchi
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
4. Speaking Of Idols The Second Game Of Trials!: Shunma Katsumata Vs Keisuke Ishii
5. Speaking Of Idols The Second Game Of Trials!: Makoto Oishi Vs Azul Dragon
6. Takeshita & Akito Vs Smile Squash!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano

The main event is a little awkward but we’ll see what Akito is like going against his former teammates.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING”, 14/04/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs X
2. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryuichi Sekine Vs Yusuke Kodama
3. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Team Match: HARASHIMA, Brahmin Shu & Brahmin Kei Vs Antonio Honda, Masahiro Takanashi & Gota Ihashi
4. Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kohei Sato
5. DDT Extreme Title – Ultimate Submission Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Dick Togo

The Ultimate Submission Match has a 30 minute time limit. Whoever gets the most submission victories within that time limit wins the DDT Extreme Title.

The last time DAMNATION put Nobuhiro Shimatani in a singles match it was against Shuji Ishikawa. Then they had several rematches throughout that show. Shimatani is going to have a long day ahead of him.

BASARA “VAJRA 33 ~RICH IN SPRING AND FALL~”, 19/04/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Preliminary Preparation For Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama
2. Episode 3 – “Best Stretchman V3 Angry Special Training”: Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe
3. IRON PRIEST Vs B FAULTLESS JUNKY’s: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Jaki Numazawa & Masashi Takeda
4. Double ★ Trans-Am Vs Cavalry!: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
5. Hardcore Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & SAGAT Vs Gunso & Naoki Tanizaki

Gunso’s success in Hardcore Matches in BASARA has now gotten Isami Kodaka’s attention. So now Gunso has Naoki Tanizaki coming in to back him up!

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.32 ~COME TOGETHER~”, 21/04/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Shogun Okamoto & Royce Isaacs Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 2nd Battle: Dai Suzuki Vs Masato Tanaka
4. Kotaro Suzuki & LEONA Vs Mizuki Watase & MAO
5. Kazushi Sakuraba & Kendo Kashin Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Mike Bailey
6. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shunma Katsumata

The winner of the main event faces Mike Bailey at the 10th May Korakuen Hall show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOGETSUKYO~”, 22/04/2017
Kyoto KBS Hall

1. Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
2. 3 Way Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs KUDO Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Yoshihiro Takayama, Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs Vs Toru Owashi, Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata
5. Takeshita & Akito Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
6. Saki Akai, The Second Local Triumph! Kyoto Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Syoko Nakajima

Syoko Nakajima gets the call up from Tokyo Joshi Pro to oppose Saki Akai in her homecoming match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TEMPURAMANJU~”, 23/04/2017
Nagano City Arts Center

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Keisuke Ishii
2. KUDO & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda & Mike Bailey
3. Smile Squash Vs DNA!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo
4. Number One In DDT Most Popular Decision Battle!: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Takeshita & Akito Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
6. DDT Nagano Sales Manager, Toru Owashi Local Triumph ~ T2Hide Vs World’s Cutest Hips: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Royce Isaacs

Danshoku Dino held a Coming Out party for Royce Isaacs at the Cholesterol Bar in Shinjuku earlier today. Isaacs explained that when he used the Lip Lock on Antonio Honda during their match at the weekend he felt comfortable with the action. Although he worked hard in America he was never happy with the situation he was in. But when he came to Japan and met Dino he was convinced to come out as gay. Dino explained that he saw the gay wrestler in Isaacs and felt a little outraged that Isaacs was holding it back. So to help him out he brought him to this bar and asked the owner Mr. Takuya if Isaacs can become accepted as a gay wrestler. Takuya said of course he would, he can even reach high enough to be No. 1! Isaacs said that even though he currently holds a Right To Challenge contract, he knows that everyone is more interested in his “Miracle Ass”. He then showed some examples of what he is talking about by using his ass to cut a banana in half, open a bottle of champagne and cook raw eggs. Dino, Takuya and Amon Tsurumi tasted each of the food and were delighted by the taste! Isaacs said everyone will get to see the Miracle Ass in action before he cashes in his RTC contract.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2017”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Kazuki Hirata Only Loser Deportation Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

In order to get a title shot, T2Hide agreed to put Kazuki Hirata’s citizenship on the line. If they lose, Hirata gets kicked out of Japan. If that’s not bad enough, Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi might have to sing his entrance music a cappella again.

BASARA “VAJRA 34 ~LION DASH~”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takato Nakano Debut Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial “Best Stretchman V3 In Reverse”: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Best Stretchman V3 Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT Vs Gunso & Shoichi Uchida
4. Super Pro Wrestling Ring Wars 2017 ~Japan Vs Trans-Am~: Masamune, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Tanaka
5. IRON PRIEST Vs Gingin Boys: FUMA & Hagane Vs YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano
6. BASARA Three Major Single Match: Yusuke Kubo Vs Dick Togo
7. BASARA Three Major Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Yuji Okabayashi
8. Union MAX Title – BASARA Three Major Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Isami Kodaka is working twice on this show. First up he will introduce rookie Takato Nakano to BASARA then he will go one on one with Yuji Okabayashi! This will be the first ever singles match between the two.

In another big match, Yusuke Kubo faces his mentor Dick Togo.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN SHINJUKU!”, 04/06/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki

Yuka Sakazaki has finished her training and is ready to come back from the Magical Country to win the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title. She’ll be switching places back with her twin sister Mil Clown. Clown received a message to go back to the Magical Country. Is this the last we have seen of her?


DDT “FIRST TIME ADVANCE! 2017” Results

April 8, 2017

DDT “FIRST TIME ADVANCE! 2017”, 08/04/2017
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
340 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Best Final Of A Song! No, I’m Dancing! Final Conclusion For A Second Time!!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Hirata pinned Oishi with the One Shot Miracle Cradle (5:35).
2. 4 Way Match: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Soma Takao, Masahiro Takanashi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Ishikawa pinned Matsunaga with the Running Kneelift (7:14).
3. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Minute Fight: Royce Isaacs (185) defeated Antonio Honda (104) by Audience Decision (5:00).
*Royce Isaacs wins a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Minute Fight: Akito defeated Kouki Iwasaki with an Airplane Throw (1:53).
*Akito wins a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
5. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Minute Fight: Keisuke Ishii (163) defeated Yoshihiko (114) by Audience Decision (5:00).
*Keisuke Ishii wins a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
6. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Minute Fight: Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Kazusada Higuchi by TKO with a Sleeper Hold (3:00).
*Yoshihiro Takayama wins a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
7. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Minute Fight: Shigehiro Irie (180) defeated KUDO (124) by Audience Decision (5:00).
*Shigehiro Irie wins a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
8. Smile Squash Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano when Endo pinned Urano with a Shooting Star Press (10:49).
9. You Will Kill Or Get Hurt! You Will Get Caught Or Killed! Special Single Match: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Danshoku Dino with a Gedo Clutch (7:47).
10. Spring Big Bang Battle: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Mad Paulie with a Lariat (10:31).
-. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Akito with a Wrist Clutch Fisherman Buster (15:38).
*V1 for Konosuke Takeshita. Akito cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

The Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere season has begun and we already got a cash in! After a hard fought main event where Konosuke Takeshita defeated Mad Paulie, the celebration was cut short when Akito ran in and Dropkicked Takeshita from behind. He then cashed in his newly won Right To Challenge Contract for an immediate KO-D Openweight Title Match! To make things even more interesting, DAMNATION members Daisuke Sasaki and Tetsuya Endo were at ringside to watch the match up close. Takeshita was able to survive Akito’s submissions but the challenger was well prepared to avoid any version of Takeshita’s German Suplexes. The Champion instead had to add a new move to his arsenal and used a Wrist Clutch Fisherman Buster to successfully defend his title.

Sasaki commiserated Akito for the loss and handed him a DAMNATION T-shirt. Sasaki welcomed him as the newest member of the group. However Akito rejected the offer and threw the shirt at Sasaki! He was then attacked by Sasaki & Endo until Takeshita came to rescue him. Akito left the ring without shaking Takeshita’s hand but paused as Takeshita spoke to him on the microphone. Takeshita said he had fun wrestling Akito and he doesn’t dislike him so they should wrestle together more. Akito responded that he had been thinking a lot since leaving Smile Squash, like is he as good as HARASHIMA on his own or does he need something like the Right To Challenge contract to become the champion? Takeshita extended his hand and asked Akito to team with him. Akito asked if Takeshita is okay to team with him even if he gets another RTC contract and cashes in again? Takeshita answered that it would be make the team more interesting. Akito joked that Takeshita is smart after all and agreed to join his side.

Another alliance was formed after the show when Danshoku Dino and Royce Isaacs were seen hanging out together among the crowd. Isaacs announced that he was coming out as gay. He regretted keeping it a secret for years but by wrestling in Japan he discovered the freedom to be himself. Dino praised Isaacs for his power as a gay wrestler and invited the fans to call him “Ai-chan” in the future. Dino also said he wants to expand the world of gay wrestling and rattled off facts about how 80% of the people here are homosexuals. He then lead everyone in “G-A-Y” chants.

Dino proved to be a tricky opponent for Yukio Sakaguchi to handle. He kept on finding ways to counter Sakaguchi’s moves into the Lip Lock. But Sakaguchi was able to win by turning the last Lip Lock into the Gedo Clutch for the pin. Dino was so disappointed by the defeat that Yoshihiro Takayama had to comfort him after the match. Takayama also gave Sakaguchi a cold stare as he did so.

For the last month T2Hide have been trying to solve the problem of Kazuki Hirata’s entrance music. His current song “TOKYO GO” cannot be used on DDT UNIVERSE because DDT does not have the rights to use it. This is horrible news because Hirata’s entire existence lives and dies by that song. Today, Sanshiro Takagi came up with a solution. He and Toru Owashi would sing “TOKYO GO” a cappella during Hirata’s entrance. Hirata hated it and told his teammates he won’t dance to that. However Takagi & Owashi sang it again during the match and it gave Hirata the power boost needed to win. Hirata begged them to stop because the singing was so deadly it would kill them. He then challenged NωA to a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match. Takagi stepped in and said they couldn’t challenge for the belts without putting something on the line themselves. They agreed to a stipulation that if NωA beats T2Hide then Kazuki Hirata will be banished from Japan!

After today there are still four active Right To Challenge contracts. The holders were determined in a series of five minute matches with the audience deciding the winners if the time ran out. Both Shigehiro Irie, Keisuke Ishii and Royce Isaacs got their contracts by the fan vote, beating KUDO, Yoshihiko and Antonio Honda respectively. Yoshihiro Takayama choked out Kazusada Higuchi in three minutes to win his contract while Akito tapped out Kouki Iwasaki in under two minutes to kick things off. The contracts are active until the next Sumo Hall show on 20th August.


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 19” Results

April 1, 2017

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 19”, 01/04/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
350 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata when Ishii pinned Hirata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (8:04).
2. KUDO Vs Mad Paulie ended in a Double Countout (6:03).
3. Toru Owashi & Shigehiro Irie defeated Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Irie pinned Oishi with the Beast Bomber (10:29).
4. Unit Opposition 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi and Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino when HARASHIMA pinned Takanashi with the Somato (11:27).
5. Akito defeated Yasu Urano with the Hanamasa (11:21).
6. Happy Motels Final Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo when Honda submitted Sasaki with the Manjigatame (20:43).

It is all over for Happy Motels. With Konosuke Takeshita taking the throne as the top man in DDT, Antonio Honda felt it was time for everyone to move on. Their final match together with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi included saw them victorious over DAMNATION. As an added treat it was Honda who scored the winning submission. He blocked Daisuke Sasaki’s Hurricanrana and countered it into a Dragon Suplex. When Sasaki kicked out Honda put him in the Manjigatame to make Sasaki tap. Honda said they would build a sexy statue of Hiroshi to celebrate the victory. He then said “April Fool’s!” Honda revealed that he came up with the idea of forming Happy Motel back when he saw Takeshita and Hiroshi wrestle each other. Hiroshi said he now feels lonely without Happy Motels but Honda reminded him that he is a pillar for BASARA and BASARA will always need him. Honda finished by saying even if they weren’t really a motel, they were still able to be happy and make others feel happy. They finished with a group pose and with that, Happy Motels have disbanded.

Something is going on with Akito, there is more to him leaving Smile Squash than just wanting a change in scenery. His match with Yasu Urano featured interference from Daisuke Sasaki and Tetsuya Endo. Sasaki gave Urano a Low Blow while Endo distracted the referee. Akito did not see it happen but still took advantage and pinned Urano with the Hanamasa. Urano offered a handshake after the match but Akito rejected him and stormed out of the ring. When Akito found out about DAMNATION’s interference he thought it was just an April Fool’s joke being played on him.

Yukio Sakaguchi and Yoshihiro Takayama continued fighting each other after the 3 Way Tag Match ended. Meanwhile Smile Squash are still adjusting to life without Akito. Soma Takao suggested that he and HARASHIMA go after the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

Royce Isaacs introduced himself to the audience at the start of the show. He wrestled in last year’s DNA Grand Prix and is happy for the chance to wrestle in DDT. He told the audience he will have exciting matches and they will not forget his name.

There is a change in plans for this year’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere challenge. Instead of a Battle Royal Ladder Match there will instead be five singles matches to determine who wins a contract. The matches are Akito Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Antonio Honda Vs Royce Isaacs, KUDO Vs Shigehiro Irie, Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Kazusada Higuchi and Keisuke Ishii Vs Yoshihiko. Each match will have a five minute time limit and if the time runs out the winner will be chosen by an audience vote.


Happy Motels Finale, Ganbare Tag Tournaments, Sasaki Vs Togo

March 29, 2017

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 19”, 01/04/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi
2. Toru Owashi & Shigehiro Irie Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. KUDO Vs Mad Paulie
4. Akito Vs Yasu Urano
5. Unit Opposition 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino
6. Happy Motels Final Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo

One last match for Happy Motels and it is against their bitter enemies DAMNATION.

Akito is immediately pitted against a former Smile Squash friend. Will his match with Yasu Urano be a friendly affair?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I TELL A LIE WITH MY EYES 2017”, 02/04/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Space Of Ganbare: Space Galaxy Warrior Andros Vs Andromeda KEN
2. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Ken Ohka & X Vs Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Chikara
3. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Yukihiro Abe & Keisuke Ishii Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Takafumi Ito
4. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Round 1C: Shinichiro Tominaga & Hi69 Vs Yumehito Imanari & Bambi
5. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Mitomi Masayuki & Shibata Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Ken Ohka still has not decided who he will team with in the tournament. He might even enter the tournament by himself!

Space Galaxy Warrior Andros and Andromeda KEN are wrestling each other because they both have “Andro” in their names.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “THIS IS MY WAY TO LIVE 2017”, 02/04/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
2. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
3. I Will Not Give Up Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Losers Of Match 1A Vs Losers Of Match 1B
4. I Will Not Give Up Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Losers Of Match 1C Vs Losers Of Match 1D
5. I Will Not Give Up Tag Tournament – Final: Losers Of Losers Semi Final 1 Vs Losers Of Losers Semi Final 2
6. World’s Strongest Ganbare☆Tag Tournament – Final: Winners Of Semi Final 1 Vs Winners Of Semi Final 2

The Losers Tournament has been renamed the I Will Not Give Up Tournament. Still no mention of what the prizes are for the two tournaments.

BASARA “VAJRA 32 ~SPRING BAMBOO AFTER RAIN~”, 06/04/2017
Yokohama Nigiwai-za Noge Share

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Konaka = Pale One Vs PSYCHO
2. Hardcore Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Gunso
3. IRON PRIEST Vs Double ★ Trans-Am: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Trans-Am ★ Shinya & Trans-Am ★ Abe
4. Episode 2 – Death Penalty Of Best Stretchman V3: Isami Kodaka Vs Best Stretchman V3
5. Cavalry Vs Hiroshi du Soleil: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT

Fuminori Abe is the latest wrestler to get a Trans-Am ★ Upgrade. For some reason every picture of him that Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi has been posting on Twitter is actually pictures of Maven photoshopped with the rest of the group.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN NARIMASU”, 08/04/2017
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Syoko Nakajima & Reika Saiki Vs Yuna Manase & Nodoka-oneesan
2. Marika Kobashi Return Battle: Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Nonoko & Mil Clown
3. Mizuki Vs Itoh Maki
4. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Dragon Bombers: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Match: Yuu (c) Vs Azusa Takigawa

Mizuki (formerly all upper case but now written normally) is from Kobe, is 158cm tall and was born on 16th March, 1995. She’s been wrestling on and off since December 2012. She previously wrestled for JWP and Ice Ribbon. Her signature moves are the Aquamarina and the Cutie Special. Mizuki will be a regular wrestler for Toyko Joshi Pro starting in April.

DDT “FIRST TIME ADVANCE! 2017”, 08/04/2017
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Battle Royal: X Vs X
2. You Will Kill Or Get Hurt! You Will Get Caught Or Killed! Special Single Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino
3. Spring Big Bang Battle: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mad Paulie

The annual Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Battle Royal is back! DDT’s answer to both the Royal Rumble and the Money In The Bank is used to determine the next couple of KO-D Openweight Title challengers throughout the summer.

Royce Isaacs will be making his DDT debut on this show. Isaacs participated in the DNA Grand Prix last year and was impressive enough to be brought in for a main tour in DDT.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING”, 14/04/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kohei Sato
2. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Dick Togo

The postcard plan Daisuke Sasaki put in place to find a challenger probably worked too well. Dick Togo is stepping up to the plate! Sasaki and his mentor still have bad blood brewing between them over the last year.

BASARA “VAJRA 34 ~LION DASH~”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

The Union MAX Title now belongs to Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi and his first defence takes place in Korakuen Hall. It is Ryota Nakatsu’s desire to win the title because he wrestled in Union Pro for the last year of the brand’s existence but never had the chance to chase after that championship.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TOKYO 2017”, 30/04/2017
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Enjo-gun, Osaka’s First Visit!: Mitomi Masayuki & Shibata Vs Daina Mido & Hiroto Okubo
2. Ganbare Wrestling In OSAKA Special Single Match: Yukinori Abe Vs Hiro Tonai
3. I Return To Chiba’s Grace In Osaka: Minoru Fujita & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano & MIYAWAKI
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) Vs Atsushi Maruyama

Earlier this month Ken Ohka won the World Jr. Heavyweight Title over in K-DOJO. The title lineage can be traced all the way back to FMW. Ohka wants Atsushi Maruyama to be his first challenger because he has been an inspiration to Ohka and Ganbare☆Wrestling. Also if Ohka wants to be a strong champion he needs to defend the belt against strong challengers so he’s giving Maruyama the home field advantage by holding the title match in Osaka!


DDT “DNA 26 ~ DNA GRAND PRIX 2016 FINAL ROUND” Results

October 22, 2016

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DDT “DNA 26 ~ DNA GRAND PRIX 2016 FINAL ROUND”, 21/10/2016
Shinjuku FACE
199 Fans

1. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Royce Isaacs (6) defeated Yuki Ueno (0) with the Zenith (6:47).
2. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Daiki Shimomura (4) defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (0) with the Asai DDT (5:37).
3. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: MAO (6) defeated Rekka (2) with the Chile Driver (8:59).
4. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Mizuki Watase (4) defeated Guanchulo (6) with a Cradle Crush (10:18).
5. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Mike Bailey (8) defeated Ryota Nakatsu (8) with the Toryochagi (10:24).
6. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi (10) defeated Kouki Iwasaki (6) with the Doctor Bomb (9:27).
7. DDT Offer Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Soma Takao & Makoto Oishi when Takeshita pinned Oishi with the German Suplex (9:39).
8. DNA Grand Prix – Final: Mike Bailey defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop (12:48).

A Block Standings

1. Kazusada Higuchi (10)
2. Kouki Iwasaki (6)
-. Royce Isaacs (6)
-. MAO (6)
5. Rekka (2)
6. Yuki Ueno (0)

B Block Standings

1. Mike Bailey (8)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (8)
3. Guanchulo (6)
4. Daiki Shimomura (4)
-. Mizuki Watase (4)
6. Nobuhiro Shimatani (0)

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“Speedball” Mike Bailey is the DNA Grand Prix winner! The final came down to him and Kazusada Higuchi with a one way flight to New York on the line. After five days straight of tough matches both of them still gave it all that they had to win. Bailey used his Middle Kicks, Tornado Kicks and Shooting Star Knee Drops to cut down his opponent. But Higuchi’s size and power kept him standing to deliver some big drop moves. However Higuchi took one kick too many and finally fell allowing Bailey to hit the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop. Finally the unbeaten big man was defeated! Bailey said he was proud to be a part of the first ever DNA-GP and the match he just had with Higuchi will forever be in his chest. When asked what his next goal is Bailey said he wants to win all the championships in DDT. He also wants revenge on DAMNATION! Bailey was given the prize plane ticket to New York but surprisingly he turned it down. He said he doesn’t need the ticket and it should go to someone who needs it more than him. He then pointed to Higuchi. Higuchi said he was frustrated to see a samurai like Bailey offer him mercy. However their match taught him that there is a big world out there and there is a lot he needs to learn before he can chase after the KO-D Openweight Title again. So he accepted the ticket.

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There were five wrestlers who were still in the running going into the final day. In A Block Higuchi was undefeated and only had Kouki Iwasaki left standing in his way. But if Iwasaki could beat him then he would sneak into the final because of the Direct Confrontation tiebreaker rule. Over in B Block Ryota Nakatsu was in a similar situation with Mike Bailey. However Guanchulo was also bringing up the rear and certain results could have led to a 3 Way tie finish. In the end Higuchi beat Iwasaki to finish his A Block run on top and undefeated. Iwasaki locked in the Triangle Choke as hard as he could and held on after a few Power Bombs but Higuchi dramatically Spiral Bombed his way out of it. Iwasaki had a little fight left afterwards but the Doctor Bomb put him away.

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Bailey’s road to the final led him to Ryota Nakatsu. The BASARA wrestler was a last minute entrant into the Grand Prix but he blew through the competition. However Bailey was the one to finally stop him after a kick heavy battle. Bailey escaped from an Ankle Lock and hit a Sliding Tornado Kick for the three count. Although they were now tied with 8 points each, this win meant Bailey went through to the final. Nakatsu was knocked silly by the kick and didn’t know he lost when he came to.

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But what about Guanchulo? He had a slim chance of reaching the final but that went away after a loss to Mizuki Watase. Guanchulo’s Seijo Scratch was blocked by Watase who put all his weight down to get a pin of his own. While Watase is disappointed to not make the final he now wants to avenge his defeat to Nakatsu. When Nakatsu found out about this he invited Watase to challenge him either in BASARA or Tavern Wrestling. Maybe they can have a street fight, the crowd would like that.

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Both MAO and Rekka are coming out of the tournament thinking how they can improve. MAO was able to beat Rekka with the Chile Driver, a finisher that is earning MAO more wins. He is now going back to being an idol for NωA. Rekka says with only one win out of five matches he really needs to work harder and harder.

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The two generation rivals Daiki Shimomura and Nobuhiro Shimatani got to clash again. Shimomura finally got to hit the Asai DDT and continues to be unbeaten against Shimatani. Unfortunately this meant Shimatani ended the tournament with zero wins. He mentioned he hurt his neck on the second day and also at one point wrestled with numbness in his right hand. His bad record reduced him to tears in the post-match interview.

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Throughout the Grand Prix, Royve Isaacs made his entrance wearing a mink scarf around his neck. The scarf somehow bit his and Yukinori Matsui’s fingers when he took it off. Yuki Ueno may have lost the match and finished with zero points but the rookie is looking at the bright side. He obtained so much experience in five days, moreso than other newcomers could ever get. Isaacs said he hopes to come back to DNA and even make it to DDT.