Video – Nakatsu Vs Sekine For The Union MAX Title!

May 10, 2019

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
212 Fans – Super No Vacancy

Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Video – Sparky Vs FUMA/SAGAT/Gunso

May 8, 2019

Kyoto Nagaokakyo City Central Lifelong Learning Center
168 Fans – No Vacancy

Ryota Nakatsu Local Triumph Match: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa Vs FUMA, SAGAT & Gunso


May 6, 2019

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
212 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Takumi Tsukamoto & Masato Kamino when Tanizaki submitted Kamino with a Ground Arm Wrapped Manjigatame (10:28).
2. Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Takato Nakano defeated SAGAT, Best Stretchman V3 & Yasu Urano when Kodaka pinned SAGAT with a Crucifix Pin (12:20).
3. Fuminori Abe defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with a Cross Heel Hold (12:28).
4. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Aikata Tag: Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when Hidaka pinned Kubo with a Sorarina (15:20).
5. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine defeated Ryota Nakatsu (c) with the Let’s Combine (28:15).
*Ryota Nakatsu fails in V6. Ryuichi Sekine becomes the 12th Union MAX Champion!

The two men that made up Cavalry fought each other today for the Union MAX Title and in a big result it was Ryuichi Sekine who came out on top! The match almost reached the half hour point when Sekine put all of his weight down on the Let’s Combine to make Ryota Nakatsu give up. Nakatsu admitted that Sekine was too strong for him and this was a complete victory for the new champion. Sekine thanked the fans for spending the last day of Golden Week at the BASARA show.

Minoru Fujita complained to Ikuto Hidaka before their match because Hidaka hasn’t grown a tail yet. He didn’t want to team with a tailless person.

There were plenty of new championships on show during the day. Fuminori Abe arrived with the UWA World Middleweight Title he won at K-DOJO last Thursday. Isami Kodaka brought the BJW Death Match Title he only just won in Big Japan yesterday.

Abe wanted to wrestle barefoot with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi to make it an even fight. He started screaming when Hiroshi sang during the match. Hiroshi tried to take advantage but his Scorpion Deathlock was countered into an Achilles Tendon Hold and then turned into a Cross Heel Hold to make Hiroshi tap out.


May 1, 2019

Tokyo DDT Pro Wrestling Ochanomizu Dojo
0 Fans

1. Special 10-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA, Fuminori Abe, Ken Ohka & Yuka Sakazaki defeated Tetsuya Endo, Antonio Honda, Ryota Nakatsu, Shuichiro Katsumura & Miyu Yamashita when Takeshita pinned Honda with the Fable (18:28).

DDT wanted to celebrate the end of Japan’s Heisei era and the beginning of the Reiwa era so they brought together the best of the best to their new dojo in Ochanomizu. The plan was to do a special 10-Man Tag match that started before the clock struck midnight and ended in the early hours of the morning. On one side was the team of champions from each brand in the DDT family. We had the KO-D Openweight Champion Tetsuya Endo and DDT Extreme Champion Antonio Honda representing DDT. BASARA was represented by the Union MAX Champion Ryota Nakatsu. The Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Shuichiro Katsumura represented Ganbare☆Wrestling and the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion Miyu Yamashita was there for Tokyo Joshi Pro. The other team was made up of established non-champions from the same brands. There was Konosuke Takeshita & HARASHIMA for DDT, Fuminori Abe for BASARA, Ken Ohka for Ganpro and finally Yuka Sakazaki for Tokyo Joshi.

Before the match began the champion team posed for a group photo, which annoyed their opponents. Honda quickly tripped on the ropes and injured his leg. He was about to declare his retirement due to injury but first wanted to tell his story of Gongitsune. It was all a ruse for Honda to poke everyone on the other team in the eyes. When the match got going we got plenty of unusual pairings like Endo against Sakazaki, Yamashita against Ohka and Nakatsu against Takeshita. The ending came when Abe stopped Honda’s Diving Fist Drop with a Rabbit Punch. Ohka hit Honda with the Fire Spear, Sakazaki landed the Magical Girl Splash and HARASHIMA followed up with a Swan Dive Body Press. With Honda all but out, Takeshita finished him off with the Fable to win the last match of Heisei and the first match of Reiwa!

Endo didn’t want to stick around afterwards and quickly left the ring when the match was over. The rest stayed behind and gave out thank you messages of support to the audience watching on DDT UNIVERSE.

Mirai Maiumi, Happy Motels Reunion, Road To Peter Pan Cards

April 26, 2019

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Pokotan (w/ Danshoku Dieno)
2. Keisuke Okuda Farewell Match: Keisuke Okuda, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino
3. Saki Akai & Asuka Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Legendary Wrestler Yoshiaki Yatsu First Match In DDT: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Hiroshi Yamato
5. DDT Extreme Title – Panty☆Hunt Tiger Cub Rope Death Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Antonio Honda
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) & Soma Takao Vs MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Ricky Starks & Mike Rollins
7. Special Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shinya Aoki
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

Here is the confirmed match order for this Sunday’s show.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2019 1ST ROUND”, 29/04/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Toru Owashi, Antonio Honda, Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks
2. Keisuke Okuda Final DDT Match: Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Okuda Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino
3. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1A: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
4. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1C: Mike Bailey Vs Soma Takao
5. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1E: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1G: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1B: Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO
8. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1D: Akito Vs HARASHIMA
9. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 1F: Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita

The match order for the King Of DDT 1st Round is going by the odd numbered pairings followed by the even numbered ones.

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mirai Maiumi Debut Match: Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs YUMI & Mirai Maiumi
2. Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Himawari Unagi Vs Haruna Neko, Pom Harajuku & Mahiro Kiryu
3. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Thunder Rosa
4. Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi Vs Riho & Raku
5. Sakisama & Misao Vs Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe
6. Special Single Match: Aja Kong Vs Maki Itoh
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa
8. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

The debuting Mirai will be going by the name Mirai Maiumi. She is 162cm tall and was born in Iwate on 3rd December, 1999. She was a primary school student during the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and discovered pro wrestling when Real Japan hosted a charity show in the region. She learned judo in high school and moved to Tokyo so she could train in Tokyo Joshi Pro. Her goal is to energise Tohoku with pro wrestling and also get the chance to learn from Satoru Sayama!

Tokiwoikiru, an idol group that spun off from LinQ in 2017 and currently includes Maki Itoh as an active member will perform live on the show before the opening match.

Yamagata Big Wing

1. Mike Bailey & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks
2. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
4. Sanshiro Takagi Marunage Match ~ Lucha Libre Classica Rules: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazuki Hirata
5. Song! Song! Black Pig! 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
6. Return To The Site Of Happy Motel’s Formation For The First Time In 3 Years!: Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda Vs MAO & Yuki Ueno
7. You And Me Yellow Cherries Next Door! Yamagata Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Makoto Oishi

It is sadly not a full Happy Motels reunion in Match #6 but it’s one none the less. We’re probably not going to get a full one for as long as Tetsuya Endo and Konosuke Takeshita hate each other.

Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Kota Umeda & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno
2. Yukio Sakaguchi, Antonio Honda & Ricky Starks Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Yamato
3. Hokke, Scallops, Tuna, Pickled Seaweed 4 Way Match: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Mike Rollins
4. Makoto Oishi Marunage Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi
5. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
6. Aomori Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Mike Bailey & MAO

Yuki Iino will be taking a limited wrestling schedule in May because he will be working on a terrestrial TV drama that month.

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. GOLDEN GANBARE 2019: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Miyako Matsumoto & Makoto
2. Momota Paent And Child Vs Naoshi Sano Round 2: Mitsuo Momota Vs Naoshi Sano
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Team Irootoko: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mitomi Masayuki & Shota Nakagawa
4. Shota The Brutal Wind That Blows: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Shuhei Washida Vs Shota, Guts Ishijima & Masked Mystery
5. Dangan Senshi, Attack On Ganpro!: Yumehito Imanari Vs Masato Tanaka

Back in February Naoshi Sano injured Chikara’s hand to the point where their match was stopped and Sano was declared the winner. Mitsuo Momota will get a chance to avenge his son.

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine

If Ryota Nakatsu can beat Ryuichi Sekine then he will break the record for most Union MAX Title defences.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2019 2ND ROUND”, 06/05/2019
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. King Of DDT 2019 – Loser Resurrection Battle Royal: X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X Vs X
2. Makoto Oishi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Yuki Iino
3. Noboribetsu City Councilor With 674 Votes In Mind (Affiliate, Newcomer) Tomoya Adachi Comes To Mars Gym!: Tomoya, Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda, Mike Rollins & Ricky Starks
4. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 2: Winner Of Round 1A Vs Winner Of Round 1B
5. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 2: Winner Of Round 1C Vs Winner Of Round 1D
6. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 2: Winner Of Round 1E Vs Winner Of Round 1F
7. King Of DDT 2019 – Round 2: Winner Of Round 1G Vs Winner Of Loser Resurrection Battle Royal

This past week local Hokkaido wrestler Tomoya participated in an election for the Noboribetsu City Council and received 674 votes. DDT is bringing him in for their return to Hokkaido to mark this achievement.

Nishi Niigata City Hall (Kobari Aoyama Public Hall)

1. 3 Way Match: Hiroshi Yamato Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda
2. Danshoku Dieno Marunage Match ~ Baen Insta☆Photogenic Match: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno
3. Akito, Yuki Iino & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mike Rollins, Ricky Starks & Naomi Yoshimura
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Meiko Satomura, Chihiro Hashimoto & DASH Chisako (c) Vs Saki Akai, Asuka & X
5. “Niigata Celebrities!” Super Sasadango Machine Local Triumph! Niigata Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Super Sasadango Machine Vs HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda

I think we’ll find out who Saki Akai’s second partner will be after this weekend.

Gunma New Sunpia Takasaki

1. Toru Owashi Marunage Match ~ Kazuki Hirata Time Difference Against 3 People: Kazuki Hirata Vs Usaburo Kokeshi, Daruma Takasaki & Yutaka Yoshie
2. Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Toru Owashi, Yuki Ueno & Masahiro Takanashi
3. 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey Vs Mike Rollins Vs Ricky Starks
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura

Mike Rollins and Ricky Starks have spent most of their tour teaming together. What will they be like as opponents?

Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Gongitsune Vs US Freelance Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Kikutaro
2. Get The New Glory! Special Tag Match: HUB & Isami Kodaka Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Super Space Time Wars Kaientai DX Vs Kishiwada Brigade ~ Special Tag Match: Dick Togo & MEN’S Teioh Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Buffalo
4. Master Vs Skill ~ Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yasu Urano
5. Special 6-Man Tag Match ~Wadachi~: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Tsubasa & Jinsei Shinzaki
6. Special Tag Match ~Dramatic Dream~: Konosuke Takeshita & HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi

There are still plenty of wrestlers waiting for their matches to be announced. Super Sasadango Machine, Keisuke Ishii, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Asuka, Hiroshi Yamato, Billy Ken Kid, Kengo Takai and Shoichi Uchida will all be on the show.


April 23, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 94 ~BANQUET~”, 23/04/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
254 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yasu Urano defeated Takato Nakano, Masato Kamino & Jun Masaoka when Hiroshi submitted Nakano with the Scorpion Deathlock (8:53).
2. Aiseki Tag Vs Turnabout Pro Wrestling Trial Combination!: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka defeated Gouma Ryu & Banana Senga when Hidaka pinned Ryu with the Stray Dog High Kick (12:15).
3. Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Daiki Shimomura & Tsutomu Oosugi when Tanizaki pinned Shimomura with the Implant Bomb (9:15).
4. Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Hideki Suzuki & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Isami Kodaka, Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine (c) and FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT when Kobayashi pinned SAGAT after the Osu! (15:45).
*Sento Minzoku fails in V1. Kobayashi Gundan becomes the 31st Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) defeated Best Stretchman V3 with the V Slider (14:42).
*V5 for Ryota Nakatsu.

At the start of the show Best Stretchman V3 was accompanied by Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga instead of the other Best Stretchmen. This made V3 fear that his Best Stretch friends had died and he must fight for the Union MAX Title on his own. However they did appear with him when it was time for the main event, all carrying YMZ towels. V3’s hood was pulled down by Ryota Nakatsu during the match, turning him back into Daichi Kazato for a while. But he eventually put a new hood on and became Best Stretchman again. It was all for naught though since Nakatsu kicked out of the Best Stretch Bomber, hit some German Suplexes and pinned the challenger with the V Slider.

Nakatsu said he was happy to have chosen Best Stretchman for this match and he was also happy to get a glimpse of Kazato during it too. With 5 title defences achieved, Nakatsu has now matched the record for most defences with Isami Kodaka. His next challenger turns out to be Ryuichi Sekine. He came out with Sento Minzoku asking for a title shot on 6th May.

The Yokohama Shopping Street 6-Man Tag Team Titles match was chaotic as three teams battled each other over the belts. Sento Minzoku and The Iron Family tired each other out and Kobayashi Gundan took advantage. They were able to isolate SAGAT and beat him down. SAGAT was able to kick out of the Bakachinga Elbow from Abdullah Kobayashi. Pressure continued to be put on him and he was eventually put down with the Osu! That is a double Power Bomb from Hideki Suzuki & Yoshihisa Uto. Kobayashi said he is glad his team were able to reclaim their championship in BASARA. This place is so good to them they see it as home.

BASARA will get to host one of the shows during this year’s Beer Garden week in August. Their day is happening on 3rd August. The summer of DOVE x BASARA will also be returning for that show.


April 21, 2019

Kyoto Nagaokakyo City Central Lifelong Learning Center
168 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Fuminori Abe defeated Takato Nakano with the Manjigatame (9:25).
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano defeated Daichi Kazato & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi when Tsukamoto submitted Hioshi with a Scorpion Deathlock (14:28).
3. Isami Kodaka defeated Masato Kamino with a Samson Clutch (8:37).
4. Sento Minzoku Vs Speed Of Sounds!: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura when Senga pinned Shimomura with the Cancun Tornado (14:53).
5. Ryota Nakatsu Local Triumph Match: Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa defeated FUMA, SAGAT & Gunso when Nakatsu submitted SAGAT with the Crescent Moon (20:58).

It was a good homecoming for Ryota Nakatsu. He got to come back to Kyoto as the Union MAX Champion and get the win in the main event too. He described the main event as the power of Sparky and the power of Kyoto.