CyberAgent Takes Over Pro Wrestling NOAH, Takagi Appointed NOAH President

January 29, 2020

A press conference was held by CyberAgent today to announce it has acquired 100% of Pro Wrestling NOAH, making it the company’s newest subsidiary. Sanshiro Takagi, the current President and Representative Director of DDT Pro Wrestling will now also serve as the President and Representative Director of NOAH. Naomichi Marufuji is now the Executive Vice President of NOAH. The previous owners LIDET Entertainment will remain involved as a corporate sponsor.

Takagi says that DDT and NOAH will co-exist and prosper under the same CyberAgent umbrella. They will form a partnership that will create a new landscape for the pro wrestling industry. Takagi’s role in NOAH will only focus on the company’s business side. Everything related to NOAH’s current in-ring product will not be altered. It will still be ran by the NOAH staff who were there before the sale. While there will be interactions between the two companies, NOAH will still be NOAH and DDT will still be DDT.

The interactions include NOAH wrestlers being added to DDT’s “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” card at Saitama Super Arena on 7th June. There will also be two Sumo Hall shows held on back to back days in November. DDT will have a Ryogoku show on the 21st and NOAH will have their show on the 22nd.

Another decision made as part of the deal is the broadcast of NOAH shows on DDT UNIVERSE. A live broadcast of tomorrow’s “GLOBAL JR LEAGUE 2020” event will be shown free on UNIVERSE. The plan is to have one or two live showings and VODs added to the service every month. NOAH’s previous TV deals with G+ and Samurai TV remain as they are. There is also AbemaTV available to them now as well.

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Well isn’t this a shocker! Tokyo Sports broke the news 24 hours before the announcement. With this being the third time the company changed ownership since 2016 it was a strong reminder that it was still struggling financially despite on the surface looking like it had stabilized itself with the 2019 rebrand. We can now see in hindsight that Marufuji’s entry into DISASTER BOX was a sign of things to come. People on Twitter are even joking that Miyako Matsumoto stapling a NOAH flyer onto Chris Brookes’s forehead was galaxy brain level foreshadowing.

There is a lot to be excited about. The big one is NOAH broadcasts being added to DDT UNIVERSE. No mention yet of past events going up but if NOAH’s relationship with G+ still stands then the potential back catalogue would be a wonderful addition to the service, even if it only goes back to the REBORN era. And it’s nice to see a sinking ship get saved (sorry, had to use the pun).

But what is the effect this has on the wider wrestling world? Gossip about WWE entering the territory with some sort of NXT Japan project has been coming and going over the last few years. Events during that time gave strong hints of NOAH and WWE dabbling together over something. With NOAH siding with CyberAgent that takes another piece off of WWE’s board for world domination. The first piece was Stardom shrugging off their advances in favour of Bushiroad. If WWE wants to involve themselves in the Japanese scene like they are doing with Europe, then that task was just made harder with today’s news.

Anyway, one last thing. If there turns out to be plenty of DDT involvement happening in NOAH, I’ll write about it. Otherwise I’m taking their word that NOAH will still be its own promotion and I won’t be adding a NOAH section to the site. I have my hands full with the DDT groups. I recommend following @Hi5ame on Twitter to get NOAH news.


DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” Results

November 3, 2019

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG GATHERING!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
5,869 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Under Match: Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura when Kazato pinned Nakamura with the Explosive Axe Bomber (6:58).
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro 8-Woman Tag Match: Hikari Noa, YUMI, Mahiro Kiryu & Suzume defeated Raku, Pom Harajuku, Haruna Neko & Mirai Maiumi when Noa pinned Harajuku with the Uranage (8:22).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Chair defeated Shota (c) by Pinfall (2:30 pm).
*Chair becomes the 1,433rd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Chair defeated Chair (c) by Pinfall (2:31 pm).
*Chair becomes the 1,434th champion.
0. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Kazuki Hirata defeated Chair (c), Shota, Toru Owashi, Gorgeous Matsuno, HARUKAZE, SAGAT, Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa, Pokotan and Yoshihiko (15:20).
0a. Shota, Kazuki Hirata and Yoshihiko eliminated Pokotan by Ring Out (3:57).
0b. Shota eliminated Yoshihiko by Ring Out (4:41).
0c. Yuki Kamifuku eliminated Chair (c) with the Gravure Pin (5:51).
*Yuki Kamifuku becomes the 1,435th champion.
0d. SAGAT eliminated Yuki Kamifuku (c) with a School Boy (8:55).
*SAGAT becomes the 1,436th champion.
0e. Gorgeous Matsuno eliminated SAGAT (c) by Pinfall (13:29).
*Gorgeous Matsuno becomes the 1,437th champion.
0f. Toru Owashi eliminated Mina Shirakawa by Ring Out (13:56).
0g. Shota eliminated HARUKAZE by Ring Out (13:57).
0h. Gorgeous Matsuno (c) and Kazuki Hirata eliminated Toru Owashi and Shota by Simultaneous Ring Outs (14:21).
*V1 for Gorgeous Matsuno.
0i. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Gorgeous Matsuno (c) by Pinfall (15:20).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,438th champion.
1. 100 Plastic Cases Match: Isami Kodaka defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Isamiashi Zan (5:49).
2. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi when Iino pinned Sasadango with the Spear (13:43).
*Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi become the 2nd KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Champions!
3. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yukio Naya & Cody Hall, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura, Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu, Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki, Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes and Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino.
3a. Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki when Sakaguchi pinned Iwasaki with the God’s Right Knee (3:55).
3b. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu by Ring Out (1:52).
3c. Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes defeated Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino when Itoh pinned Aino with the Flying Big Head (2:56).
3d. Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes when Ueno pinned Itoh with a Crucific Pin (2:35).
3e. Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yukio Naya & Cody Hall when Yoshimura pinned Naya with a Lariat (4:29).
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Fuminori Abe with the Pink Kneel Kick (7:26).
*V1 for Keisuke Ishii.
5. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) defeated Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani and Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol when Tsukamoto pinned Shimatani with the Dragon Kicker (9:09).
*V1 for Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano.
6. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe defeated Sakisama & Misao (c) when Tatsumi pinned Misao with the Missile Hips (13:46).
*NEO Biishiki-gun fails in V4. Daydream becomes the 6th Princess Tag Team Champions!
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated Akito & Shunma Katsumata, FUMA & Yusuke Kubo and Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura when Sasaki submitted Shimomura with the Cross Facelock (13:24).
*V8 for DAMNATION.
8. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Ryuichi Sekine (c) with the Takatonic (9:59).
*Ryuichi Sekine fails in V3. Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 13th Union MAX Champion!
9. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Shoko Nakajima (c) with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (14:12).
*Shoko Nakajima fails in V4. Yuka Sakazaki becomes the 7th Princess Of Princess Champion!
10. Souken Holdings Presents Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho defeated Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita when Omega pinned Honda with the One-Winged Angel (21:22).
11. BLACK OUT Presents – KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (E/c) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) with the Somato (25:38).
*V1 for HARASHIMA. Konosuke Takeshita fails in V3. HARASHIMA becomes the 73rd KO-D Openweight Champion!

HARASHIMA fought past his limit to win the KO-D Openweight Title for the 10th time in his career! His win against Konosuke Takeshita today is also revenge for their Sumo Hall match back in March 2017, the last time HARASHIMA held the title. Takeshita focused on HARASHIMA’s weakened back like he did in the matches leading up to today. He used the Walls Of Takeshita and dared the DISASTER BOX wrestlers in HARASHIMA’s corner to throw in the towel. But HARASHIMA persisted and swung momentum to his favour in a big way with a Reverse Frankensteiner from the top turnbuckle. He struggled to capitalise but found an opening when he maneuvered himself out of the Cross Arm German Suplex and then pulled Takeshita into a Short Range Somato. HARASHIMA hit a full force Somato for the victory and the title change.

Wrestlers from HARASHIMA’s generation came out and congratulated him after the match. HARASHIMA thanked them all from Ken Ohka to KUDO to Isami Kodaka to Yasu Urano and also to everyone else who came to Sumo Hall today. Since this was an Ultimate Party, HARASHIMA wanted everyone in the DDT family to join him in the ring for a celebration including Kenny Omega and Riho. When Omega & Riho came out HARASHIMA then called for Takeshita and the rest of ALL OUT to come back. As Takeshita stood on the apron, HARASHIMA thanked him for not holding back. Today he won but next time he might not so they should wrestle against each other again some day. After a little bit of hesitation, Takeshita shook HARASHIMA’s hand and they embraced.

Takeshita left the ring with ALL OUT but the rest of the roster continued the party. HARASHIMA said he could see everyone’s smiles. The DDT groups will continue to work together to create more wonderful wrestling, this time in Saitama Super Arena next June! As the party went on, DJ Nira walked down the aisle and entered the ring. He shook HARASHIMA’s hand then tried to steal the DDT Extreme Title. He played dead when he failed and was carried out of the ring. That was the sign for the wrestlers to leave the ring one by one until only HARASHIMA and Omega were left. Omega shook HARASHIMA’s hand but he sure was staring at the KO-D Title a lot when the new champion wasn’t looking…

Omega returned to DDT so he could go back to his roots. He proved this by switching his AEW theme to the Dr. Wily remix he used during his DDT days. He also wore the AAA Mega Title belt around his waist during his entrance while Riho had her AEW Women’s Title. Their opponents were ready for a big match. Miyu Yamashita wore new wrestling gear and Antonio Honda even attempted a Suicide Dive. Unfortunately he tripped in the middle of the canvas and hurt himself. He told his story and asked for a “Too Sweet!” but it was a trap to unleash Gongitsune on Omega! Yamashita pushed Omega back with her kicks until Omega carried her to the top rope in a Fireman’s Carry position. Riho climbed on top of them and hit a Super Diving Double Stomp onto Honda. Riho later dived out of the ring onto Yamashita leaving Omega alone to finish off Honda. However Honda still had life left in him and he fought out of the One-Winged Angel. Honda’s comeback was cut short with a V-Trigger and Omega finally pinned him with the One-Winged Angel.

Omega spoke to the fans in Japanese after the match. He said the match took longer than he expected so he would keep this message short. Honda was as strong as ever and Omega found out that Yamashita is strong too. He doesn’t know what will happen between himself and DDT in the future but of course he would like to come back again. He was happy to see so many people choose to see this show today during a very busy week for pro wrestling in Japan. He said his goodbyes then quickly remembered to finish off his “Goodbye & Goodnight” catchphrase. A few comments from the post-match interview include Omega feeling nostalgic the moment he stepped into the ring. Enough so that he did the STOP! Enzuigiri during the match but he forgot to do a Hadouken. He feels embarrassed at falling for Honda’s Gongitsune trick. He was expecting the move but thought Honda was giving him the “Too Sweet!” because he used to be the leader of Bullet Club. Omega and Riho said Yamashita is unlike anyone else in the AEW women’s division. Riho admitted she doesn’t have the authority to get Yamashita in AEW but maybe if Yamashita challenges her to a title match, maybe something could happen. Part of the reason Omega wants to do more mixed tag matches is so he can find a rival for Riho.

Tokyo Joshi Pro had a newsworthy day across the show, the biggest of which is a Princess Of Princess Title change! Yuka Sakazaki kicked out of Shoko Nakajima’s Northern Lights Suplex then resisted a repeated attempt of the move. She was able to give Nakajima the Merry-Go-Round and won with the Magical Magical Girl Splash. Sakazaki was so overcome with emotions over the match that she couldn’t say much during the post-match interview. She just wanted to go home and eat hamburgers. Nakajima is sorry that she lost but still feels like she achieved her dream today. She hopes everyone will still support her when she goes on her tour of Mexico.

The big BASARA match also involved a major title change. Masahiro Takanashi won the Union MAX Title from Ryuichi Sekine! Takanashi targeted Sekine’s left arm from the start. It paid off because Sekine was never really able to apply the Let’s Combine. Takanashi was able to roll out of the submission set up and hit the Takatonic from out of nowhere to become the new champion. Isami Kodaka confronted Takanashi after the match but did not say a word to him. After a tense moment Kodaka left and helped Sekine to the back. Backstage Takanashi said he is ready to defend the belt against BASARA and singled out Kodaka as his preferred first challenger. He knows Kodaka will not refuse him.

The most chaotic match of the night was the KO-D Tag Team Titles 4 Way. Hardcore rules meant that there were plenty of weapons about and it did not take long for the ring to fill up. Shunma Katsumata came out dressed as the Joker. That was his first mistake. Soma Takao piled chairs on top of Akito then Double Stomped onto them. A large board with Lego blocks stuck to them was propped between chairs and steel cans. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo slammed Katsumata onto the board. Minoru Fujita helped position two different towers of ladders with tables bridged between them on opposite corners of the ring. Akito & Katsumata later moved them together to be one big tower. Katsumata wanted to dive off of it but Daisuke Sasaki knocked him off instead by throwing chairs at him. Fujita gave Akito the SAYONARA then instructed Daiki Shimomura to climb the tower. Takao blinded Fujita with red Poison Mist then tied his arms to the ring ropes. Sasaki joined Shimomura on the top of the tower and broke a guitar over his head. He gave Shimomura the Pedigree onto the tables then made him submit to the Cross Facelock at the top of the tower. With 8th defences in a row, DAMNATION now wants the KO-D Tag Titles to be considered the top championship in DDT. When they reach 10 defences, they will take the title “to the next stage.” What does that mean? We’ll find out if they can defend the belts two more times.

NEO Biishiki-gun had been unstoppable during their reign as Princess Tag Team Champions. That ended today thanks to Daydream! It was an uphill battle for the challengers. But that all changed when Miu Watanabe got rid of Sakisama with the Tear Drop. From there Rika Tatsumi was pitted with Misao. She countered the Vanitas with a Forward Dropkick then hit the Missile Hips for the three count. Backstage Sakisama was outraged and demanded Misao to tell her why they lost today. Misao stayed silent and took the abuse. Obviously the new champions are in a much better mood. Watanabe said she will cherish her new championship. Tatsumi cannot wait to wear her first title belt around her waist.

The action for the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles match was frantic from the get go. Yumehito Imanari found himself getting separated and outnumbered. Tetsuya Endo used Mad Paulie as a launcher for some of his high flying attacks. Paulie also turned out to be a difficult wall for Urano and Miss Mongol to break but Ohka helped out with the Fire Spear. Nobuhiro Shimatani and Takato Nakano faced off. Shimatani got the advantage thanks to Endo. However DAMNATION’s chance at winning the titles went pair shaped when the champions got back into the match. Takumi Tsukamoto stunned Shimatani with the Thrust Kick and got the win for his team with the Dragon Kicker. Shimatani feels so crushed by the loss he told the others he may leave DAMNATION and go some place new.

Keisuke Ishii is filled with confidence going into the D-Ou Grand Prix. It took a Tiger Suplex into the turnbuckles, the Double Arm Clutch Driver and the Kneel Kick for Ishii to put Fuminori Abe away. His goal today was to both defend the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title and spread awareness of Ganbare☆Wrestling. He succeeded in both. Abe admits that maybe he wasn’t mentally prepared for today after going through a 60 minute Ironman Match with Naoshi Sano yesterday. However he also thinks the more you wrestle, the better your condition gets so they cancelled each other out. He is afraid today was the final chapter of him getting to wrestle against the Ganpro roster. He hopes it won’t be.

Nautilus came out on top in the Tag Gauntlet. It begun with a strike heavy battle between Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu against Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki. Sakaguchi pinned Iwasaki for the elimination. The Bakuretsu Sisters surprisingly eliminated Sakaguchi & Nakatsu by having Nakatsu bump Sakaguchi out of the ring. The NEO Itoh Respect Army came out with a questionable dance performance to “Setsunairo”. Chris Brookes and Nodoka Tenma faced off, showing everyone the massive height difference between them. Tenma then gave Brookes a Fall Away Slam. Brookes gave Yuki Aino the Praying Mantis Bomb and Maki Itoh pinned her with the Flying Big Head. Nautilus were out next and Naomi Yoshimura attempted to do the World’s Cutest Knuckle Punch to Itoh. Brookes gave Yuki Ueno a Cutter and Itoh hit a Falling Headbutt. But when Itoh went for a pin Ueno rolled her into a Crucifix Pin for the three count. Yukio Naya & Cody Hall were the final team to enter. Ueno & Yoshimura had the advantage of more tag team experience together and were able to beat them and win the Gauntlet. Both of them will now focus on the D-Ou Grand Prix.

In the dying moments of the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles match Yuki Iino led Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi into doing the Haka then sent them out to keep the opposing team away. He hit the Haka Elbow to Makoto Oishi and went for the pin but time froze just before the three count. “Etupirka” played and we got Oishi giving a monologue about him trying to pick a name for his unborn child. Time slowly passed as Oishi kicked out. Jiro Kuroshio, Yuna Manase, Hiroshi Yamato & Super Sasadango Machine slowly attacked Iino, ending with the Lehmann Shock. Sasadango went for the pin but time froze again. This time we got a monologue from Iino’s father! His father never wanted Iino to become a pro wrestler but he doesn’t him to be a loser even more. That was enough motivation for Iino to slowly kick out. The two teams collided and paved the way for Iino to Spear Sasadango so hard his mask came off. That was what it took for Iino’s team to win the 10-Man Tag Titles!

It took about 30 seconds for Sanshiro Takagi and Isami Kodaka to regret wrestling inside a ring filled with plastic cases. They began with standard opening match moves but even they were dangerous because of the cases breaking beneath them. Takagi hit the Sit Down Himawari Bomb onto some cases but Kodaka kicked out. Takagi missed a Diving Body Press and crashed onto more cases. Kodaka was able to beat him with the Isamiashi Zan from that point on. Kodaka celebrated by piling together more cases then he dove onto them from the top rope.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title changed hands several times on the pre-show. Two chairs fell on top of Shota backstage. Yukinori Matsui found Shota unconscious and counted to three, declaring one of the chairs as the new champion. He then immediately noticed the other chair on top and counted the pin again, meaning another chair won the title. Then in the Battle Royal Yuki Kamifuku did a sexy pose on the chair during her entrance. Matsui counted it as a pin and gave the title to her. SAGAT won the belt with a Backslide Pin on Kamifuku. Gorgeous Matsuno sang while everyone did a train attack on SAGAT. Matsuno pinned him while singing with everyone piled on top to win the title. He continued singing as the field whittled down to just him and Kazuki Hirata. Matsuno pretty much no sold Hirata’s attacks but was pinned when he missed the Gorgeous Superstar Elbow. Hirata celebrated with the Iron Man Title until Michiaki Nakano from Souken Holdings tried to win the belt from him. Hirata left as champion while Nakano complained to Hisaya Imabayashi. If he really wants to win the Iron Man Title he should face Hirata at Korakuen Hall on 24th November!

Tokyo Joshi had an 8-Woman Tag take place in the pre-show. Hikari Noa took the win for her team by pinning Pom Harajuku with the Uranage.

The very first match of the day had the recently debuted Keigo Nakamura determined to be a big factor. Tomomitsu Matsunaga was a bit annoyed by his behavior and slapped him across the face for the tag. Despite the rookie’s enthusiasm, he was cut down by Daichi Kazato’s Explosive Axe Bomber.

The president Of CyberAgent, Susumu Fujita has been appointed the Executive Chairman of “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” in Saitama Super Arena. A street wrestling match inside (or around?) the venue is being planned. This was all announced during one of Sasadango’s PowerPoint presentations. Takagi also promoted his new book about pro wrestling company management.


DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” Preview

November 1, 2019

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG GATHERING!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro 8-Woman Tag Match: Hikari Noa, YUMI, Mahiro Kiryu & Suzume Vs Raku, Pom Harajuku, Haruna Neko & Mirai Maiumi
0. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Shota (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs HARUKAZE Vs SAGAT Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Pokotan Vs Yoshihiko
1. 100 Plastic Cases Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
2. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi
3. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yukio Naya & Cody Hall Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
5. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
6. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
8. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
9. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
10. Souken Holdings Presents Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
11. BLACK OUT Presents KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

100 plastic cases, 81 wrestlers, 53 men, 26 women, 14 matches, 9 championships, 4 promotions (maybe make it 5), 2 non-human wrestlers and 1 Ultimate Party to hold it all inside Sumo Hall! Welcome to one of the largest shows DDT has ever put together. There are so many people booked that they could hold it in an empty arena and still outdraw ROH. Thanks to a lot of help from BASARA, Tokyo Joshi Pro and Ganbare☆Wrestling this show will have tons and tons of variety. It will probably last an eternity too so you should get comfortable.

The big family reunion is a little bittersweet. On the bright side we get a big star return. But BASARA will become a completely independent company from DDT at the end of the year and they have already begun the transition process. The BASARA wrestlers all have the same goal in mind for this show. Win and steal as many championships as they can from DDT before they leave! Tokyo Joshi and Ganpro have their own spots on the card where they will aim to steal the show.

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida

It’s always fun to see a trainee come in and grow from show to show. The abandoned DNA brand was great for that. The first newcomer to appear in DDT since DNA’s disappearance is Keigo Nakamura. For months before his debut Nakamura was made visible on shows by being dragged into the wacky antics DDT is known for. From the swimming pool to the campsite Nakamura always had a side role to play so he became a familiar face when he finally began wrestling in matches. For his first bout in Sumo Hall he is tagging with Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Mizuki Watase to form a DDT team against a combined BASARA & Ganpro team. Daichi Kazato leads that side with the young bloods Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida. Kazato may still be carrying the spirit of Best Stretchman V3 inside him.

0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro 8-Woman Tag Match: Hikari Noa, YUMI, Mahiro Kiryu & Suzume Vs Raku, Pom Harajuku, Haruna Neko & Mirai Maiumi

The new generation of Tokyo Joshi is in full effect here. The most experienced women are Hikari Noa and Raku and they only debuted back in January 2018! Then you get the HiSPC class of YUMI, Mahiro Kiryu, Pom Harajuku and Haruna Neko who all debuted over the last twelve months or so (poor Himawari Unagi is left out because of injury). Mirai Maiumi and Suzume are bringing up the rear as the newest girls on the roster.

0. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Shota (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs HARUKAZE Vs SAGAT Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Pokotan Vs Yoshihiko

The promise of an Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title defence has been fulfilled. The belt made its way across the world to Mexico and the United States thanks to Puma King. Luckily for DDT, Kikutaro now lives in America and was able to bring the title back to Japan. Unfortunately Kikutaro already has a booking that conflicts with the date of “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” He can only make it to Sumo Hall in time if his match is placed in the semi-main event! Thankfully Hisaya Imabayashi came up with a solution. He knocked out Kikutaro and told Shota to pin him and become the new Iron Man champion. Problem solved. Now Shota has to defend the title in a Battle Royal and Kikutaro isn’t getting booked at all. Everyone who matters wins!

Let’s look at the rest of the field that Shota has to deal with. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata have been doing the usual stuff in DISASTER BOX. Gorgeous Matsuno’s wrestling career gained a new lease of life when he won the O-40 Championship, a belt exclusively fought for between wrestlers over the age of 40. HARUKAZE has been a staple of Ganpro’s joshi division. SAGAT is the violent yet at times plucky BASARA brawler. Yuki Kamifuku has found her groove in the wrestling ring and is now capable of racking up wins on a consistent basis. Her Pink Ready team with Mina Shirakawa is a big reason for that and Shirakawa herself won a championship in a wresting group ran by Best Body Japan. She also discovered a talent for rap. Then we are left with the mascots of DDT. Pokotan does its best to spread cheer until the head comes off and it violently malfunctions. And never underestimate Yoshihiko.

1. 100 Plastic Cases Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka

Big Boss against BASARA Boss! The very first match announced for this show pits Sanshiro Takagi against Isami Kodaka in a rare singles bout between the two. This was placed in the proper opening spot because Takagi believes the curtain jerker is the second most important match after the main event. Kodaka wanted a crazy match to mark his goodbye from DDT so they decided on placing 100 plastic cases around ringside. Takagi has grown really fond of using them as weapons lately and they make satisfying noises when they break (take note American indies once the inevitable door shortage happens).

2. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi

Bloody Hell they brought back the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles. Why? Back in 2017 the first champions were crowned right here in Sumo Hall. DDT immediately discovered how difficult it was to book all members of the champion team on a regular basis so the belts quietly disappeared after the first defence. Two years later DDT stripped the champions of the belts under what I will now call the 770 Day Rule. So now we need new champions. I don’t know why but let’s go along with it. Two of the former champs Danshoku Dieno and Super Sasadango Machine were given the task of drafting separate teams to fight for the vacant titles. Dieno chose the fearless Asuka, the rugby fueled Yuki Iino, the Sugar Rabbit Mizuki and the weirdest advertisement for yoga Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. Sasadango’s choices are the face (and body) of the Pocchari Joshi spin-off Yuna Manase, the soon to be co-opted by the Yanks Jiro Kuroshio, the always first at karaoke Hiroshi Yamato and the left until last Makoto Oishi. With the talent on offer the belts have a second chance at life no matter which team wins. Or maybe it will fall into obscurity until the 770 Day Rule kicks in again.

3. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yukio Naya & Cody Hall Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

When DDT is in Sumo Hall you can always expect a Tag Team Gauntlet match in the undercard. Some newly established teams have filled out the ranks along with a couple of power duos. Yukio Naya & Cody Hall have spent several weeks feuding with each other. When Naya defeated Hall in a singles match the two put their differences behind them and formed a team together. Their thought process is nobody can stop their heavyweight size and power when it gets combined together. Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura begun teaming together when Yoshimura joined DISASTER BOX but took a step to the next level when they named their team Nautilus in September. Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu are the two premier strikers in DDT and BASARA joining forces. Ganpro are represented by Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki. The big wild card is the NEO Itoh Respect Army of Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes. Itoh is at a career high as the reigning International Princess Champion and Brookes is back in DDT for a run in both the tag team division and the upcoming D-ou Grand Prix. Last but certainly not least is the Tokyo Joshi team. Year after year DDT has told fans that The Steiner Brothers are not booked for their major shows. Well The Bakuretsu Sisters are sick of it! The Steiners won’t bother showing up so Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino have taken their place!

4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

I feel bad for Shuichiro Katsumura. When he held the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title it was he who established the goal of defending it in Sumo Hall. He held onto the belt one match after another until Keisuke Ishii killed his dream just over a month before the show. So instead it is Ishii in the champion’s spot for Ganpro’s featured match on the card. When Ishii declared his intentions to make Ganpro more appealing than the other brands, Fuminori Abe answered his challenge. He also revealed a sinister plan the entire BASARA roster has put together for this show. Since BASARA is becoming independent, they want to win as many championships as they can from the DDT family and claim them as their own once they have completed the split! The Independent Jr. Title has called Ganpro its home for the last two years. Will it make the jump over to BASARA?

5. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol

The UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles have been in DDT before. Around 9 years ago in fact. I even have an incomplete title history page written up back when it was abandoned. WRESTLE-1 revived the belts in 2015 only to give up on them in 2018. Then Big Japan brought them back and they quickly jumped over to BASARA. So now we have a mishmash of teams fighting for the titles. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano are the current champions going for their second defence. DAMANTION are one of the two challenger teams. Tetsuya Endo has noticeably fallen down the pecking order ever since his failure to claim the headline spot on this show. He at least has Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani keeping him company. The third team is the alliance of Ken Ohka’s Ganpro and the pervy Pocchari Joshi sub-brand ran by Yumehito Imanari. Former FMW women’s wrestler Miss Mongol has been teaming regularly with those two throughout the year.

6. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe

Friendship. Betrayal. Strength. Beauty. Championships. Roses. This match has it all. One of the biggest stories to watch in Tokyo Joshi this year was the transformation of Hyper Misao from a superhero to the Royal Guardswoman for Sakisama. Sick of failure and feeling weak, Misao gave up the mask so she could learn to become strong under Sakisama. Say what you want about her mysterious methods, Sakisama has gotten results from every woman who joined her side. Since Misao’s transformation in March, her personality completely changed along with her win-loss record. The NEO Biishiki-gun team have been nigh on unbeatable and have held the Princess Tag Team Titles for almost 5 months. Along the way they picked on those they feel are below them. Sure that’s everybody but the two most who have received the brunt of it are Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe. In fact this whole storyline began when Misao betrayed Tatsumi during a failed attempt to rescue Watanabe from Sakisama’s attacks. It all comes full circle with Tatsumi & Watanabe joining forces. Tatsumi believes that deep, deep down Hyper Misao is still alive and the evil version of Misao is only a cover. Misao has resisted all attempts to bring back the hero but maybe losing the tag titles could make her snap out of it.

7. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura

Four teams charging into a chaotic Hardcore Match for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. The DAMNATION duo of Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao are currently having the most successful KO-D Tag Title run in years. They are one win away from tying the record for the second most title defences. They most recently defended the belts against ALL OUT so they already have a win over Akito. The difference here is this time Akito is teaming with Shunma Katsumata and he is the closest thing to a hardcore wrestler in the group. BASARA provides the two other teams. The IRON PRIEST team of FUMA & Yusuke Kubo are possibly the biggest threat to the champs. They regularly wrestle the hardcore style and also hold the brand new IRON FIST TAG Titles. A double crown tag championship is in their sights. Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura are also into hardcore wrestling and want to win the belts for Sento Minzoku. The winners won’t have much time to recover. The next KO-D Tag Title defence will be in a week when the champions take on The Calamari Drunken Kings.

8. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi

On paper this looks like a match between BASARA and DDT but it is anything but. Ryuichi Sekine has been confidently holding his own as the Union MAX Champion ever since he won it back in May. He has earned the respect of the BASARA roster so who could he defend the belt against next? Out comes Masahiro Takanashi. The DDT wrestler said he wanted to take a different direction when he turned down the offer to compete in the D-Ou Grand Prix again. It turns out he wants to fight a strong champion in a match where both men are wrestling for themselves, not their companies. Takanashi will be on his own and Sekine won’t have the other members of Sento Minzoku getting involved. Only the strongest will leave Sumo Hall with the MAX Title.

9. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki

Two of the most important figures in Tokyo Joshi’s existence face off for the big prize. The third one is a bit busy but we’ll get to her later. When Shoko Nakajima won the (TOKYO) Princess Of Princess Title in May, it begun the reign of the BIG KAIJU! With the belt getting redesigned, every defence has felt to her like she won the title again for the first time. Thunder Rosa compacting her spine on the ring apron couldn’t stop her, Mizuki’s Double Stomps coulddn’t stop her and Misao’s newfound strength couldn’t stop her. It might take a miracle to beat her. Or a comedian. How about a Miraclian? Well we’ll find out because Nakajima chose Yuka Sakazaki to be her opponent at Sumo Hall!

Sakazaki has gone through some highs and lows during the summer. She lost the Princess Tag Titles but charmed a brand new audience overseas with her appearances in All Elite Wrestling. Her and Nakajima have been testing just how much they have both leveled up in tag matches over the last month. Evenly matched, the champion and the challenger are ready to show everybody the best of Tokyo Joshi!

10. Souken Holdings Presents Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita

And now we get to the big draw of the show. It’s the DDT return of Riho!

(featuring Kenny Omega)

It’s been five years since Omega said his goodbyes and left DDT for greener pastures. A new generation grew up in DDT while he worked his magic in New Japan and turned the wrestling world upside down. Now representing AEW, the doors opened for a return to his original Japanese home. A match at Sumo Hall was certain but Omega had requests for the other participants. He wanted Riho to be his tag team partner. Riho was the first person Omega ever established a tag team with in Japan (before “Him”). The opposition picked were Antonio Honda because Omega thinks of him as one of his biggest rivals and Miyu Yamashita because he wants to see for himself how talented she is. I’m not saying AEW is in her future but I find it hard to believe she will be left out after Nakajima and Sakazaki wrestled there. Both teams have had practice matches away from each other. Omega & Riho reconnected fine but Honda & Yamashita took a few tries. Yamashita couldn’t understand Honda’s Gongitsune trick and kept believing his fake injuries. Eventually they found their groove but will it be enough to beat the AEW side?

11. BLACK OUT Presents KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

And after all of that we reach the main event. The current ace of DDT against the previous ace with two championships on the line. Konosuke Takeshita had a rollercoaster run with the KO-D Openweight Title this year. He won it at Sumo Hall in February, lost it in New York two months later then regained it at Ota Ward Gymnasium in July. Since then he has had successful defences against Chris Brookes and Shinya Aoki to show that his style is the one that best represents DDT. The only way he can prove this further is to win the DDT Extreme Title.

HARASHIMA came into play when he, Tetsuya Endo and Jiro Kuroshio got into a 3 Way feud over that championship in the autumn. HARASHIMA pinned both of his opponents in a Survival 3 Way Match to win the title and cement his spot in the Sumo Hall main event. He still feels the sting of Takeshita beating him for the KO-D Title in Saitama Super Arena two years ago. Even worse is he still feels the sting in his back that Takeshita’s been giving him all month long. The Walls Of Takeshita has been used plenty of times to weaken and defeat HARASHIMA. He has lost matches both by having DISASTER BOX throw in the towel as well as outright tapping out to the hold. Takeshita meanwhile feels like he is in perfect condition going into the match. But despite his opponent being hurt, Takeshita knows that HARASHIMA is at his best after he has been defeated. Training doesn’t make him stronger, in fact it is losing. Whoever the strongest really is they will be leaving Sumo Hall a double champion!


Ultimate Party Match Order, AGF 2019, Martial Arts Open Tournament, Exploding Pumpkins, Ohka And Kishiwada Collide Again

October 28, 2019

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG GATHERING!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro 8-Woman Tag Match: Hikari Noa, YUMI, Mahiro Kiryu & Suzume Vs Raku, Pom Harajuku, Haruna Neko & Mirai Maiumi
0. Under Match – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs SAGAT Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Pokotan Vs Yoshihiko
1. 100 Plastic Cases Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
2. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi
3. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yukio Naya & Cody Hall Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
5. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
6. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
8. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
9. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
10. Souken Holdings Presents Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
11. BLACK OUT Presents KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

This is the confirmed match order for the show. I intend to have a preview written and posted by Thursday night.

DDT “AGF 2019 ~SPARKLING MAIDEN’S MUSCLE LAND~ OPENING BATTLE”, 09/11/2019
Tokyo Naka-Ikebukuro Park “AGF2019” Special Ring

1. Warahibi! Collaboration Match: Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi (w/ Glassic Classic) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata (w/ Good Batting Seishun)
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Masahiro Takanashi, Yuki Iino & Saki Akai Vs HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno & Antonio Honda

Voice actor Yuki Yonai will be at the show doing commentary for the matches.

DDT “AGF 2019 ~SPARKLING MAIDEN’S MUSCLE LAND~ FINAL BATTLE”, 10/11/2019
Tokyo Naka-Ikebukuro Park “AGF2019” Special Ring

1. Time Difference Battle Royal: Saki Akai Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Yukio Naya Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Keigo Nakamura Vs Pokotan
2. Kemono Michi: Rise Up! Collaboration Match: Kemono Mask & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO & Yukio Sakaguchi
3. DDT x AGF 2019 Special 8-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Voice actor Tetsu Inada will have a role on the show. He voices MAO’s character on the Kemono Michi: Rise Up! anime.

BASARA “BASARA 111 ~OSHU BATTLE~”, 10/11/2019
Miyagi Miyagino Cultural Center

1. Ryota Nakatsu & Daiki Shimomura
2. Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita Vs Daichi Kazato & Masato Kamino
3. Special Single Match: Naoki Tanizaki Vs Fuminori Abe

Will Ryuichi Sekine still be the Union MAX Champion going into this show?

DDT “YOKOHAMA’S STRONGEST! DDT MARTIAL ARTS OPEN TOURNAMENT 2019”, 15/11/2019
Kanagawa Asobuild B1F PITCH CLUB

1. DDT Martial Arts Open Tournament 2019 – Round 1: X Vs X
2. DDT Martial Arts Open Tournament 2019 – Round 1: X Vs X
3. DDT Martial Arts Open Tournament 2019 – Round 1: X Vs X
4. DDT Martial Arts Open Tournament 2019 – Round 1: X Vs X
5. DDT Martial Arts Open Tournament 2019 – Semi Final: X Vs X
6. DDT Martial Arts Open Tournament 2019 – Semi Final: X Vs X
7. DDT Martial Arts Open Tournament 2019 – Final: X Vs X

DDT is setting up a one night martial arts tournament inside a amusement café/bar lounge called the PITCH CLUB. The tournament entries are HARASHIMA (HERO! Martial Arts), Yukio Sakaguchi (Sakaguchi Dojo), Makoto Oishi (Sambo), Tanomusaku Toba (Kickboxing), Hoshitango (Sumo), Saki Akai (Sukeban), Pokotan (Yuru-chara) and Keigo Nakamura (High School Wrestling).

BAKUHA KOSHIEN FEDERATION “ENE ONE PRESENTS BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2019”, 17/11/2019
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Bakuha Koshien Tournament – Round 1: Asuka Vs Yukio Naya
2. Bakuha Koshien Tournament – Round 1: FUMA Vs Yumehito Imanari
3. Guts Ishijima & Shota Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Bakuha Koshien Tournament Final – Current Blast 6-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Kenichiro Arai & Tournament Finalist Vs Sanshiro Takago, Shinya Aoki & Tournament Finalist

Atsushi Onita demonstrated the power of the Current Blast to some of the wrestlers booked on the show. Yukio Naya, FUMA and Yumehito Imanari wanted to know what the blasts are like so Onita hit a pumpkin with a current blast baseball bat. Obviously the pumpkin did not survive. Even more scary is Onita told them the blasts will be twice as powerful on the show! He wants to use the most powerful explosions ever for a current blast death match!

A joshi match will be the last addition to the show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GRACE GROUP PRESENTS SNOW BLIND 2019”, 08/12/2019
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. The Fourth Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Shuhei Washida Vs Katsumi Oribe
2. Poccha Libre Master Vs Mucha Libre Master: Yumehito Imanari Vs Kuuga
3. Ganpro Vs Osaka The Strongest Tag: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Shigehiro Irie

The last time Magnitude Kishiwada was in Ganbare☆Wrestling was in March 2018. On that show he defeated Ken Ohka not once but twice when Ohka said he would fight him again and again until he could beat him. A long time has passed since then but they are going to lock horns once more, this time with Kouki Iwasaki and Shigehiro Irie also involved. Speaking of Iwasaki and Irie, those two have clashed several times in Ganpro this year so their interactions are something to look out for too.


The Go Home Shows For Ultimate Party, 100 Plastic Cases Match, Nightshade In Ganpro, Electric Sponsor For Bakuha Koshien

October 25, 2019

DDT “TOKYO RAMEN SHOW 2019”, 25/10/2019
Tokyo Komazawa Olympic Park

1. Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya & Mizuki Watase

Unfortunately today’s matches at the Tokyo Ramen Show were cancelled due to stormy weather. The matches were scheduled for 4pm but the festival itself was closed to the public until 6pm.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 26/10/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Mina Shirakawa Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku & Raku Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & YUMI
3. Sakisama & Misao Vs Mirai Maiumi & Suzume
4. Yuna Manase Vs Pom Harajuku
5. Mizuki Vs Haruna Neko
6. Shoko Nakajima, Miyu Yamashita & Hikari Noa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe

This weekend is the entire go home series of shows for Sumo Hall from every brand involved. Tokyo Joshi Pro kicks it off on Saturday afternoon.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WORKING MAN 2019”, 26/10/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. If You Do It, Start Over! Shuhei Washida Trial Singles Match: Shuhei Washida Vs Shigehiro Irie
2. Iwasaki Family Vs Momota Family: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Chikara
3. Halloween Cosplay 3 Way Match: Moeka Haruhi Vs HARUKAZE Vs Cherry
4. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka Vs Takato Nakano
5. Special Tag Match Right Before Ryogoku – Indie Jr. Champions! Defended 11 Times In Total: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shuichiro Katsumura
6. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles ~ Hattoshite Good Alps Industry Vs Gakusei Pro Wrestlers: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) Vs Yumehito Imanari, Joji Otani & Shin Suzuki

Shinichiro Tominaga has gone down with the flu and cannot participate in the main event. Replacing him is Shin Suzuki, a friend of his who has a similar college club pro wrestling background.

A fight broke out between Ken Ohka and Takato Nakano at Wednesday’s press conference for Sumo Hall. When the participants for the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles match got together, Urano bragged that Nakano could beat Ohka easily. Ohka took offence and challenged Nakano to a match. When it was accepted the two began fighting until Urano kicked Ohka with a Low Blow.

DDT “PRE ULTIMATE PARTY 2019 ~ READY TO GO! ~RYOGOKU BIG EVE FESTIVAL!!~”, 27/10/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keigo Nakamura
1. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 10-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Asuka & Antonio Honda Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Cody Hall
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Hiroshi Yamato
4. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Hardcore 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito Vs FUMA Vs Daiki Shimomura
5. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jiro Kuroshio
6. Next KO-D Tag Team Titles Challenger Battle: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 6-Man Tag Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Ken Ohka & Shoko Nakajima Vs HARASHIMA, Isami Kodaka & Yuka Sakazaki

A packed Korakuen Hall show exactly one week before “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” If anyone on the card wants to make a final statement, it will be here.

DDT “RYOGOKU FURAGE MATSURI ~HOW TO ENJOY ULTIMATE PARTY 2019 100 TIMES~”, 02/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuki Aino & Suzume Vs Pom Harajuku & Mirai Maiumi
2. Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Shota & Keigo Nakamura
3. Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes Vs Makoto Oishi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

OK there is still the pre-show taking place the day before “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!”. There will be contract signings for the Double Title, Union MAX Title and Princess Of Princess Title matches as well as a public press conference for the Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita match.

The NEO Itoh Respect Army of Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes will team for the first time. Has Brookes learned the lyrics to “Setsunairo” yet?

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG GATHERING!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro 8-Woman Tag Match: Hikari Noa, YUMI, Mahiro Kiryu & Suzume Vs Raku, Pom Harajuku, Haruna Neko & Mirai Maiumi
0. Under Match – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs SAGAT Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Pokotan Vs Yoshihiko
0. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yukio Naya & Cody Hall Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
1. 100 Plastic Cases Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
2. Souken Holdings Presents Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
3. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
5. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
6. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
8. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi
9. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
10. BLACK OUT Presents KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

Both Sanshiro Takagi and Isami Kodaka demanded to make their match a 100 Plastic Cases match! They see it as the most fitting way for Kodaka and BASARA to declare their independence from DDT. The match is also confirmed to be the official opening match for the show because Takagi thinks the first match is the most important after the main event. The Gauntlet Tag is part of the pre-show.

DDT “IN THIS CASE SHINKIBA IS JUST RIGHT 2019”, 08/11/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

Around a decade ago, Makoto Oishi was in his prime as a Jr. Heavyweight and held the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title for over a year. He wants to relive his heyday and is challenging the winner of Keisuke Ishii Vs Fuminori Abe for the title a week after Sumo Hall.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR MAN 2019”, 09/11/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~The Second Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida~: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shuhei Washida
2 Ganjo Vs Mongolia & Britain Allies: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Miss Mongol & Nightshade
3. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Power Of Dream Vs Pancrase P’s Lab Yokohama~: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shunsuke Sayama
4. Itabashi Three Major Singles Match ~ Mr. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Mr. Showtime~: Ken Ohka Vs Shota

Nightshade will be doing a few Ganbare☆Wrestling shows while she is in Japan for her Tokyo Joshi tour.

Shigehiro Irie and Mitomi Masayuki will also be on the show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “EIGHT PILLARS DRAGON CASTLE 2019”, 16/11/2019
Aichi NGK Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

1. Pocchari Joshi World Tryout: Yumehito Imanari Vs Nightshade
2. Ganjo Tag Match: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Kaho Kobayashi & Konatsu
3. Special Tag Match That Is Obsessed With The Distant Night Sky: Shuichiro Katsumura & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Masked Mystery & Shota
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DEP All Out Battle! The Third Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida: Shuhei Washida Vs Takaya Shibayama
5. Monthly Young Communication November Issue ~The First Time In Nine Years~: Keisuke Ishii Vs Michio Kageyama
6. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs ~Barren Twitter’s Perfect Match~: Ken Ohka & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kengo Takai & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4

Nightshade’s size has caught the attention of Yumehito Imanari. Maybe Pocchari Joshi will get its first European representative.

BAKUHA KOSHIEN FEDERATION “ENE ONE PRESENTS BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2019”, 17/11/2019
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Bakuha Koshien Tournament – Round 1: Asuka Vs Yukio Naya
2. Bakuha Koshien Tournament – Round 1: FUMA Vs Yumehito Imanari
3. Bakuha Koshien Tournament Final – Current Blast 6-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Kenichiro Arai & Tournament Finalist Vs Sanshiro Takago, Shinya Aoki & Tournament Finalist

The four entries in the Bakuha Koshien tournament are now known. Asuka, Yukio Naya, FUMA and Yumehito Imanari have all thrown their names into the hat. Imanari remembers being a high school student when he first saw Atsushi Onita wrestle live. When he was about to take his exams he even contacted Onita for advice via e-mail and received a response. Imanari thanks both Onita and Takagi for making him a pro wrestler, one who will help build the new era of Current Blast death matches! Asuka has already done Hardcore and Death Match wrestling so she is looking forward to doing Current Blast matches. Naya says it has been half a year since he signed with DDT. He wants to break out of his shell and fight under his own will. FUMA was not around to give any comments.

The show is being sponsored by Ene One, an electric power company.


Owashi’s Nagano Match, Ramen Show, Naya & Hall Team Up, TJPW Matches For Sumo Hall, Nightshade

October 21, 2019

DDT “SHINSHU CHASHU MINANOSHU 2019”, 22/10/2019
Nagano Art Center Act Space

1. Shunma Katsumata Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Danshoku Dieno & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai
3. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
4. Cody Hall Vs Mizuki Watase
5. MAO Marunage Match ~ Nagano Style Elimination Tornado Tag Scramble Bunkhouse Lucha Eyeglasses 2 Count Pin Fall No DQ No Rope Escape TLC Halloween Death Match: MAO, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Iino Vs Asuka, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
6. DDT Nagano Sales Manager, Toru Owashi (Free) Local Triumph! 20th Anniversary Of Pre-Debut! “Owashi And Funny Friends Part 6” Special Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Jiro Kuroshio Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
7. ALL OUT Vs DISASTER BOX!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

Since the show is in Nagano that means the DDT Sales Manager for the area gets his special match. Maybe Jiro Kuroshio will get Toru Owashi a fancy jacket for the occasion.

I still can’t work out how to win MAO’s match.

DDT “TOKYO RAMEN SHOW 2019”, 25/10/2019
Tokyo Komazawa Olympic Park

1. Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya & Mizuki Watase

DDT does the Tokyo Ramen Show for the 4th year in a row.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 26/10/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Mina Shirakawa Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku & Raku Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & YUMI
3. Sakisama & Misao Vs Mirai Maiumi & Suzume
4. Yuna Manase Vs Pom Harajuku
5. Mizuki Vs Haruna Neko
6. Shoko Nakajima, Miyu Yamashita & Hikari Noa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe

The latest preview match for Sumo Hall features participants from each of the Tokyo Joshi Pro matches for “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!”.

DDT “PRE ULTIMATE PARTY 2019 ~ READY TO GO! ~RYOGOKU BIG EVE FESTIVAL!!~”, 27/10/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keigo Nakamura
1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Cody Hall
2. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 10-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Asuka & Antonio Honda Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
3. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Hiroshi Yamato
5. Next KO-D Tag Team Titles Challenger Battle: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Hardcore 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito Vs FUMA Vs Daiki Shimomura
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 6-Man Tag Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Ken Ohka & Shoko Nakajima Vs HARASHIMA, Isami Kodaka & Yuka Sakazaki

Two heavyweights Yukio Naya & Cody Hall have decided to join forces. Instead of competing in the 10-Man Tag they are instead getting a normal tag match before they take on a bigger challenge at Sumo Hall.

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG GATHERING!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro 8-Woman Tag Match: Hikari Noa, YUMI, Mahiro Kiryu & Suzume Vs Raku, Pom Harajuku, Haruna Neko & Mirai Maiumi
0. Under Match – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs SAGAT Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Pokotan Vs Yoshihiko
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yukio Naya & Cody Hall Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
2. Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
3. Souken Holdings Presents Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
4. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
6. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
9. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
11. BLACK OUT Presents KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

With another Princess Tag Team Titles defence under their belts, NEO Biishiki-gun were hoping to dance the night away in Sumo Hall instead of wrestling there. However Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe stepped up to challenge them. The story of Hyper Misao transforming into Sakisama’s guardswoman all began with an incident between them, Tatsumi and Watanabe back in February so this match has come full circle.

Two more teams are entering the Tag Gauntlet. Naya & Hall are one. The other are The Bakuretsu Sisters! There is a running joke with DDT’s big shows where the company always denies booking The Steiner Brothers in their Q&A page. It’s been going on for so long that Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino have had enough. If the Steiners aren’t showing up then the Sisters are taking their spot instead!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 16/11/2019
Aichi Nippon Gaishi Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

1. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) Vs Nightshade

English wrestler Nightshade will be touring with Tokyo Joshi throughout November. Her debut will be on 9th November and she was chosen to face Maki Itoh for the International Princess Title on the 16th. Nightshade is 23 years old, 162cm high and has been wrestling for 5 years. She is the current PCW Women’s Champion and is also a regular for Pro Wrestling: EVE.


Nakamura Loses Weight, IRON FIST Finals, All Star Trios Match, Ultimate Party Sponsors

October 15, 2019

DDT “RYOGOKU COLONEL SANDERS 2019”, 19/10/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Keigo Nakamura Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Isami Kodaka Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Cody Hall Vs Yukio Naya
5. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Antono & Yamashita 3 Match Trial: Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita Vs Danshoku Dieno & Mizuki Watase, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno and Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 8-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Asuka
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi

At last Sunday’s show in Osaka, Toru Owashi threw in a shirt like it was a towel to call off the main event when HARASHIMA would not submit to the Walls Of Takeshita. Afterwards Owashi stood up to Konosuke Takeshita and said he will now be teaming with HARASHIMA at this Saturday’s show. Yuki Ueno was originally in that spot but now he is teaming with Kazuki Hirata in the Gauntlet Tag match.

It looks like Keigo Nakamura wasn’t being honest about his weight gain. Last week he announced that he reached his goal of reaching 75kg. Naomi Yoshimura made Nakamura weigh himself again today and they found out he is now actually at 68kg! Somehow he is losing weight instead of gaining it. At least his match with Yoshimura is still going ahead.

BASARA “BASARA 109 ~BANQUET~”, 23/10/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano
3. IRON FIST TAG Titles – IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The final four teams will be fighting to become the first ever IRON FIST TAG Champions!

DDT “PRE ULTIMATE PARTY 2019 ~ READY TO GO! ~RYOGOKU BIG EVE FESTIVAL!!~”, 27/10/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keigo Nakamura
1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Cody Hall & Antonio Honda
2. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 10-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Asuka, Saki Akai
3. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Hiroshi Yamato
5. Next KO-D Tag Team Titles Challenger Battle: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Hardcore 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito Vs FUMA Vs Daiki Shimomura
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 6-Man Tag Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Ken Ohka & Shoko Nakajima Vs HARASHIMA, Isami Kodaka & Yuka Sakazaki

The main event has a 30 minute time limit but is also now best 2 out of 3 falls. The people involved has made this such an all star affair that DDT didn’t want the match to only last for one fall. HARASHIMA is not 100% physically fit after what happened on Sunday but he promises he is 100% mentally ready for this match and also Sumo Hall. Takeshita wants this to be a great match at a global level because it is significant for all of the DDT brands involved.

Daisuke Sasaki welcomes the idea of defending the KO-D Tag Team Titles at Sumo Hall in a Hardcore Match. That means he and the rest of DAMNATION can cheat to their heart’s content. The preview 4 Way at Korakuen Hall is also now a Hardcore match so we may get more examples of what they can do.

Masahiro Takanashi is impressed by how quickly Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura have bonded as a team. When he saw them challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles with HARASHIMA last week, he didn’t see DISASTER BOX but rather HARASHIMA with Nautilus by his side. They will become KO-D Tag Team Champions some day which is why Takanashi & Chris Brookes need to beat them now. Also Takanashi wants to win the Tag Titles so the world will recognise him as Brookes’ DDT partner instead of Maki Itoh.

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG SET!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: X Vs X
0. Under Match – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Yukio Naya Vs Cody Hall Vs Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs SAGAT Vs Pokotan Vs Yoshihiko Vs X
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes
2. Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
3. Souken Holdings Presents Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
4. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
6. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs X & X
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
9. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
11. BLACK OUT Presents KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

The main event is sponsored by DDT’s official energy drink BLACK OUT. The winner receives a 2,000,000 yen prize as well as a year’s supply of BLACK OUT. The Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita match is sponsored by Souken Holdings. The winning team gets a coupon worth 1,000,000 yen for home renovation. This might be a useless prize for Omega because he doesn’t live in Japan anymore.

Michiaki Nakano from Souken Holdings will be at ringside for the pre-show Battle Royal. He likes to attend these matches so he can try and win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. However the belt is currently being held by Kikutaro and he’s living in America now. Hisaya Imabayashi has pledged to bring the Iron Man Title back to Japan in time for the show.