DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” Results

July 15, 2019

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium
3,798 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Presents Exhibition Match: Kota Umeda defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Low Kick (5:07).
0. Nihon Partner Kaikei Services Presents Tokyo Joshi Pro Under Match: Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Natsumi Maki, Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi when Tatsumi pinned Unagi with the Missile Hips (10:35).
1. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase defeated Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Iino pinned Shimatani with the Spear (12:11).
2. DNA First Life Alumni Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki when Higuchi pinned Umeda with the Goten (13:26).
3. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2019: Yoshiko defeated Saki Akai with the Diving Senton (8:32).
4. DDT Extreme Title – IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match: Akito (c) defeated Asuka when Asuka broke the Lighttube (11:48).
*V1 for Akito.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Furitsuke Kamen defeated Toru Owashi (c) by Pinfall (3:54 pm).
*Furitsuke Kamen becomes the 1,375th champion.
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Furitsuke Kamen (Lucky Ikeda) (c), Toru Owashi, Kurochan, Shiro Koshinaka, Joey Ryan, Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda, Kazuki Hirata, Mad Paulie, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gorgeous Matsuno, Hiroshi Yamato, Pokotan and Yuki Kamifuku (20:04).
5a. Gorgeous Matsuno eliminated Furitsuke Kamen (c) with a School Boy (3:37).
*Gorgeous Matsuno becomes the 1,376th champion.
5b. Tomomitsu Matsunaga eliminated Gorgeous Matsuno (c) with a School Boy (3:48).
*Tomomitsu Matsunaga becomes the 1,377th champion.
5c. Mad Paulie eliminated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (c) with the Reverse Splash (5:40).
*Mad Paulie becomes the 1,378th champion.
5d. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Mad Paulie (c) with a School Boy (7:49).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,379th champion.
5e. Joey Ryan eliminated Kurochan by Ring Out (11:30).
5f. Joey Ryan eliminated Yuki Kamifuku by Ring Out (11:43).
5g. Shiro Koshinaka eliminated Pokotan by Ring Out (14:09).
5h. Shiro Koshinaka eliminated Makoto Oishi, Hiroshi Yamato and Joey Ryan by Ring Out (18:34).
5i. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Toru Owashi, Shiro Koshinaka and Antonio Honda by Ring Out (19:08).
*V1, V2 & V3 for Kazuki Hirata.
5j. Yukio Sakaguchi eliminated Kazuki Hirata (c) with the God’s Right Knee (20:04).
*Yukio Sakaguchi becomes the 1,380th champion.
6. Human Windmill 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki defeated Yukio Naya with the V1 Armlock (7:59).
7. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi defeated MAO & Mike Bailey when Brookes pinned MAO with the Praying Mantis Bomb (11:24).
8. O-40 Title – Weapon Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi defeated Super Sasadango Machine with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb onto a Plastic Case (28:56).
*Sanshiro Takagi becomes the 1st O-40 Champion!
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki defeated Danshoku Dieno by Knockout with the Sleeper Hold (4R 2:54).
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Souken Holdings Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano when Takao pinned Urano with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (20:38).
*V4 for DAMNATION.
11. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACK OUT Presents: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Tetsuya Endo (c) with the Walls Of Takeshita (31:38).
*Tetsuya Endo fails in V5. Konosuke Takeshita becomes the 72nd KO-D Openweight Champion!

An exposed turnbuckle may be the reason for Tetsuya Endo’s downfall and why we have a new KO-D Openweight Champion. When he and Konosuke Takeshita fought outside the ring early in the main event, Nobuhiro Shimatani removed one of the corner turnbuckles while Yukinori Matsui was focused on the fighting. The exposed corner played its part when both champion and challenger were spent. Endo had Takeshita stunned on the top rope with an Overhead Kick but his attempt at a Superplex was countered into the Chicago Skyline chest first onto the metal bracket! Takeshita went on to hit the Fable but Endo still had some fight left in him, escaping from the Cross-Arm German Suplex to hit a Canadian Destroyer. Endo then hit a Cross-Arm Canadian Destroyer and went for the Shooting Star Press. But in a flash Takeshita blocked it with his knees and put Endo in the Walls Of Takeshita. Endo tried to fight out but when Takeshita dragged him to the middle of the ring and applied more pressure it was all over!

There wasn’t much interaction between Takeshita and Endo after the match. When Endo left the ring, Takeshita was given his sponsorship prize of 2,000,000 yen. Chris Brookes interrupted Takeshita’s victory speech. Brookes said he will win the KO-D Title at Korakuen Hall in 6 days time. Takeshita called himself the eternal champion. Next week he will win and Brookes will lose. It is destiny! He ended the show by congratulating the rest of ALL OUT for their success today. This is the DDT he wants and he is glad to share it with everyone. ALL OUT will continue to do their best and wish everyone to come see DDT again in the future.

Soma Takao can smile again because Smile Squash has been vanquished! HARASHIMA wiped himself out with a Swan Dive Somato out of the ring when Daisuke Sasaki got out of the way. The rest of DISASTER BOX were who HARASHIMA landed on instead. Daisuke Kiso was pushed into Yasu Urano which allowed Sasaki to bring a chair into the ring for him & Takao to use. They gave Urano a Gin And Tonic/Pedigree combination then Takao finished him off with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb.

After the match Takao talked about how he was born in Ota Ward, grew up in Ota Ward and now he’s defended a championship in Ota Ward’s biggest venue. Joey Ryan approached DAMNATION to tell them he and Hiroshi Yamato will be the next KO-D Tag Team Title challengers on 21st July. Sasaki denied the match was happening so Ryan took out packaged seaweed that Hiroshi was selling at the merchandise area. He rubbed the seaweed over his body, wrapped it over a lollipop and shoved it into Sasaki’s mouth! He tried to do the same to Takao but he escaped.

Before Danshoku Dieno Vs Shinya Aoki began the rules for the bout were revealed. The match was limited to 10 rounds lasting 3 minutes each. Every odd numbered round was strict fighting rules with no pinfalls allowed. Every even numbered round was normal pro wrestling rules but “courtship” was also permitted. Also Aoki was allowed to throw strikes from the 3 Point Position because there was a 20kg weight difference between him and Dieno. Mina Shirakawa and Yuki Iino provided the fanservice between the rounds. In Round 1 Dieno tried to bend the rules by targeting Aoki’s groin in a defensive manner but he was given a yellow card over it. Aoki overwhelmed Dieno for the rest of the round but Dieno lasted the entire time. In Round 2 Dieno got to do his moves without penalty. A double down spot led to a moment where the lights dimmed and music from “Beauty & The Beast” played. Dieno got Aoki to dance with him until the music stopped and Dieno went to do some dry humping. Round 3 went back to serious fighing but this time Aoki had a damaged rear end holding him back! The fight was more even this time but Aoki was still able to defend himself. In Round 4 Dieno went for a big attack but missed a Moonsault. Aoki applied a Sleeper Hold but again the lights went dim and this time music from “Aladdin” could be heard. The match slowed down and Dieno got out by grabbing Aoki’s crotch. He slowly gave Aoki a Lip Lock then dropped him with the Danshoku Driver. However Aoki slowly countered the pin into a Double Wristlock. Dieno slowly reached the ropes but was slowly put back into another Sleeper Hold. Dieno slowly reached for the ropes once more but went unconscious. The speed of reality went back to normal and Aoki was declared the winner by KO. When Dieno recovered, Aoki told him the match was good. Dieno warned Aoki that he is the weakest of the Four Heavenly Kings. From this point on he better be prepared for how the remaining three will respond!

The first O-40 Champion was determined in a Weapon Rumble between Sanshiro Takagi and Super Sasadango Machine. The first weapon introduced in the match was “The Poison Tongue Commnetator” Kero Tanaka distracting Takagi with insults from the announce table. He called the match “Third Class” mimicking TAJIRI’s tweet that started this whole thing. The next weapon was a collection of tables, ladders and chairs for Takagi to use. Sasadango then brought out a doctor to get a blood donation from Takagi inside the ring. That on its own would make Takagi weaker but Sasadango caused even more damage by doing an Armbreaker to the arm the blood was taken from. Takagi was rescued by Miyako Matsumoto. She did a Diving Foot Stomp to Sasadango then told everyone she has left Ice Ribbon to go freelance. She asked Takagi if she can wrestle in DDT from now on? Takagi agreed but that piece of news was cut off by the appearance of Kurochan. He kept Matsumoto grounded by licking her knee then did the same to Takagi. Tanaka complained about Kurochan’s behavior on commentary and told him to go home. Sasadango grabbed Tanaka and made Kurochan lick his knee until he fainted. Kurochan then chased Matsumoto away from ringside while a pile of plastic cases were brought down for Takagi. A few of them were smashed until Super Sasadango Machine Strong Version appeared. He was unmasked and revealed to be Hideki Suzuki! Takagi’s next weapon was supposed to be Sasadango’s phone number but Yumehito Imanari revealed he was showing everybody Takagi’s phone number instead because he is a brutal boss! Takagi’s phone started ringing over and over so Suzuki was given the task of answering the calls while the match continued. Sasadango then introduced his PowerPoint presentation as his next weapon. In it he talked about how DDT’s management is not always good. If Takagi cannot figure out how to restructure DDT’s cost cutting it is suggested he may have to retire from his role. The PowerPoint then moved on to TAJIRI’s tweet about comedy wrestling. Sasadango defended Takagi by telling everyone he has changed so many lives with DDT from the wrestlers to the staff and even the fans. There was one final weapon to be revealed by Takagi. It was a video announcement that DDT will hold “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” at Saitama Super Arena on 7th June next year! Sasadango was so surprised by the news that he couldn’t defend himself from Takagi and was pinned after a Sunflower Bomb onto a plastic case.

Takagi brought a revived Kero Tanaka into the ring after the match. Tanaka said it is very hard to make him laugh but Takagi was able to do it today. He encouraged to make pack Saitama Super Arena super packed next year. Takagi asked Tanaka if he would do ring announcing for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020”? Tanaka accepted the offer. Takagi thanked Sasadango for putting together such a stupid match and assured him he isn’t going to retire anytime soon. He has so much to do and wants to take on big challenges in the same year when the Olympics are in the country. He told everyone who came here for free and are watching for free to buy tickets for next year’s big show! Oh and Takagi won the O-40 Title. Are we going to see this again or will it be forgotten about like the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles?

Brookes is going into his KO-D Title match in strong form. He did some “Sick Fucking Tag Moves” with Masahiro Takanashi then saved his partner from The Moonlight Express Michinoku Tornado Driver. They got rid of Mike Bailey then set MAO up for the finish. Brookes held MAO up in the Praying Mantis Bomb then Takanashi hit a Thrust Kick at MAO’s face before Brookes dropped him on his head. Takanashi gives Brookes his support and wants wrestling fans around the world to know that Brookes will be the next KO-D Champion! Brookes calls Takanashi the most talented wrestler in DDT even though he doesn’t get the spotlight. Brookes will be heading home to England soon but when he returns, not only will he be the KO-D Champion but the Calamari Drunken Kings will go after the KO-D Tag Titles too! Over at the Express end, MAO is confused over why he felt nervous wrestling today. He also mentions wanting to wrestle in Britain for Fight Club: PRO as part of DDT’s relationship with the UK promotion. He brought up a potential Moonlight Express Vs CCK match if Brookes’s original partner Kid Lykos ever comes back. Their message is loud and clear. “Hey Martin Zaki, book The Moonlight Express!”

Yukio Naya came out all guns blazing but was quickly extinguished by Hideki Suzuki. The rookie’s power kept him in the match and gave him some moments of hope. That ended when Suzuki put him in a Necklock, transitioned to the V1 Armlock and wrenched it in until Naya gave up. Suzuki says the match went exactly how he thought it would. It wasn’t beautiful but it was messy. What’s important is how will Naya respond to this? Naya knows his lack of experience was a big factor in his defeat but Suzuki told him not to give up wrestling.

Moments before the Battle Royal took place, Toru Owashi was seen breaking up an argument between Gorgeous Matsuno and Furitsuke Kamen backstage. The two elderly gentlemen began fighting until Kamen was unmasked. Owashi was shocked to learn that Kamen is Lucky Ikeda in disguise and everyone piled on top of him to get the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. A three count was made and Kamen/Ikeda was declared the champion because he was directly on top of Owashi. In the Battle Royal itself the belt moved around a few times from Kamen to Matsuno to Tomomitsu Matsunaga to Mad Paulie and then to Kazuki Hirata. The pervert Kurochan chased around Yuki Kamifuku trying to lick her until Yukio Sakaguchi came in and kicked him away. Joey Ryan eliminated both Kurochan and Kamifuku with lollipops. He also did a massive Dick Flip in sync to Hiroshi Yamato’s singing. Pokotan lost its head and was revealed to be wearing a Toru Owashi rubber mask underneath. Shiro Koshinaka came in and Hip Attacked everyone. Antonio Honda needed to power up Gongitsune so he invited Makoto Oishi, Hisaya Imabayashi, Inoue Mic, and a bunch of other wrestlers to fuse together while the theme to the “The Avengers” played in the background. Sakaguchi wanted to be involved too but he was ignored. Good thing too because the combined forces were wiped out by another one of Koshinaka’s Hip Attacks. Sakaguchi won the Rumble when he last eliminated Hirata with the God’s Right Knee. Michiaki Nakano from Souken Holdings presented Sakaguchi with the match prize then tried to roll him up to win the Iron Man Title. Sakaguchi easily stopped him with a stomp.

Safety and ring awareness was of the upmost importance in the IPPON Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match. Mizuki Watase and trainee Keigo Nakamura demonstrated the rules to everybody using a baseball bat before the match began. The Lighttube even got its own entrance to the tune of “Tomaranai Ha~Ha” by Eikichi Yazawa. The challenger Asuka was left frustrated by Akito shielding himself with the Lighttube. When the action got going both wrestlers did what they could to avoid breaking or landing on it. Things got so overwhelming that Asuka focused so much on a strike exchange she didn’t realise Akito held up the Lighttube to block a Middle Kick. Asuka smashed the Lighttube with her kick, meaning she lost the match! Akito apologised to Asuka for any insults he made about her in the buildup to the match. It’s okay if she hates him as long as she likes DDT more and more. Akito then announced he will be choosing his next challenger for the DDT Extreme Title.

Saki Akai had a few brief chances at beating Yoshiko. She hit the Rookie Award after Yoshiko missed a Diving Senton. She also gave her the Quetzalcoatl but Yoshiko was able to grab a rope to break the pin. Akai kicked out of a 2nd rope Diving Senton but another one from the top put her away. Yoshiko stepped on Akai’s head while flipping everyone off after the match. In her post-match interview she called the Quetzalcoatl a shallow move. Akai disagrees. Her move has a 100% success rate and Yoshiko only avoided defeat because she landed close enough to the ropes. As far as Akai is concerned, her finishing move hasn’t been beaten yet.

Kota Umeda pulled double duty for one of his few remaining DDT appearances left. His tag match was a DNA reunion with Kouki Iwasaki, Kazusada Higuchi and Ryota Nakatsu. Higuchi got the win for his team by cutting off Umeda’s kicks with a Lariat. He used his old Goten finisher to get the three count as well. The four of them reminisced about DNA backstage after the match. Higuchi mentioned the DNA shirt he wore to the ring was something he kept because it was so important. Today was his chance to wear it again.

The proper show opener saw Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase defeat Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani. Katsumata & Iino were pleased to win a match on the big stage. Watase was the odd man out in the match because he is not a part of a unit. However he is still connected to the others through DNA so he was able to channel that energy to mesh with the ALL OUT wrestlers.

There were two pre-show matches. The latter one was presented by Tokyo Joshi Pro. The trio of Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino were victorious over Natsumi Maki, Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi.

The other pre-show match was an exhibition bout between Kota Umeda and trainee Keigo Nakamura. Rather than beat him with a Crab Hold, Umeda just kicked the rookie in the chest instead.

Part of the introduction video involved a comedy skit between Ryota Yamasato and Danshoku Dieno. Yamazato was reminded to behave or else he will get fireworks shoved up his backside as ordered by his new wife.


Sasaki’s Tag Team Puzzle, Dieno’s MMA Countermeasure, Peter Pan And Korakuen Cards

June 7, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 08/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Way Match: Nodoka Tenma Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Raku
2. Miyu Yamashita, Himawari Unagi & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Miu Watanabe, Pom Harajuku & Mirai Maiumi
3. Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Aino Vs Hikari Noa & Mina Shirakawa
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuna Manase
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Natsumi Maki Vs Maki Itoh
6. Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Sakisama & Misao

Four shows this weekend starting off with the Tokyo Princess Cup and the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles defence.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOCHIOTOME~”, 08/06/2019
Tochigi Ashikaga Citizen Plaza Small Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Kazusada Higuchi & MAO Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Hiroshi Yamato
4. HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
5. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Marunage Match ~ Matsunaga Style Costume Change Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
6. I Really Like The Sunset Seen At Watarase Bridge! Ashikaga Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata

Tomorrow will be a good day for some costume changing fun.

BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH ~TRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE~”, 09/06/2019
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki

1. Masato Kamino Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
2. Best Stretchman V3 & Stretchman Man Vs Yusukue Kubo & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Takumi Tsukamoto & Fuminori Abe
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2C: Minoru Fujita Vs FUMA
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2D: Yasu Urano Vs SAGAT
6. Takato Nakano Local Triumph! Special Single Match: Takato Nakano Vs Yuko Miyamoto

The Sunday double header begins with Takato Nakano’s homecoming along with some Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ matches.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKAASHIGANI~”, 09/06/2019
Shizuoka Kira Messe Numazu

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Yukio Naya
2. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Antonio Honda, Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno
4. Hero Of Shizuoka, 40 Year Old Makoto Oishi! Trial Single Match!: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi
5. MAO Marunage Match ~ Falls Count Anywhere Tag Match: MAO & Sanshiro Takagi Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Shunma Katsumata
6. The World’s Most Healthy Numazu Specialty! Special Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

The crazy wrestler generation versus generation feud between Sanshiro Takagi and MAO has gone to a ceasefire. Now they will learn to understand each other as a team rather than as enemies. They even have a team name. Together Takagi & MAO are Big Boss Express!

DDT “SUIYO KASUKABIAN! 2019”, 12/06/2019
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani & Keisuke Sayama
2. Akito & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Asuka & Mizuki Watase
3. Daisuke Sasaki Marunage Match ~ Nerima Japan Wrestling Raising An Army Series 3rd Round In Kasukabe: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Nerima Sting
4. HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Makoto Oishi, Kota Umeda & Yukio Naya
5. I Am A Popular Man! Two Big Singles Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
6. I Am A Popular Man! Two Big Singles Match: Soma Takao Vs Naomi Yoshimura
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

Some more preview matches on the road to “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”.

DDT “SAKI AKAI TRIUMPH! ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOJI~”, 15/06/2019
Kyoto KBS Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Yukio Sakaguchi, Antonio Honda & Yukio Naya Vs Hiroshi Yamato, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
3. Kazusada Higuchi Marunage Match ~ DDT Yuru-chara Rebellion: Doradori-kun Vs Pokotan
4. Japanese English Handsome King No. 1 Decision Match: Chris Brookes Vs Makoto Oishi
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
7. Saki Akai, The 4th Local Triumph! Kyoto Specialty Special Tag: HARASHIMA & Saki Akai Vs MAO & Asuka

Things get busier starting on the 15th. Saki Akai wrestles in front of a hometown crowd, DAMNATION and ALL OUT continue their never ending war, Chris Brookes has his first DDT match and the two mascots of DDT fight for our love.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENMUSU~”, 16/06/2019
Aichi Nagoya City Kashiwajima Sports Center

1. Akito, Antonio Honda & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Asuka, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Marunage Match ~ Mascara Contra Cabellera: Ultraman Robin Vs Gota Ihashi
3. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi
4. HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Kota Umeda, MAO & Yukio Naya
5. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yuki Ueno
6. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special 3 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi

Yukio Sakaguchi says if you don’t come to see his Marunage match, you’ll be sorry!

DDT “POOL WRESTLING 2019 IN SUMIDA SPORTS HEALTH CENTER”, 19/06/2019
Tokyo Sumida Sports Health Center Pool

1. Falls Count Anywhere 5 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Chris Brookes & Mizuki Watase Vs Michael Nakazawa & Gota Ihashi

The teams for the Pool Wrestling match have been decided. The audience are allowed to show up in swimwear.

It took three months but Michael Nakazawa will get his first match in DDT as part of his deal with AEW.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019”, 30/06/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Saki Akai & Asuka
2. Danshoku Dieno MMA Countermeasure Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi (Sambo), Toru Owashi (Sumo), Antonio Honda (Judo), Super Sasadango Machine (Kendo), Hiroshi Yamato (Wrestling), Kazuki Hirata (Swimming), Masahiro Takanashi (Boxercise) & Mad Paulie (Kabaddi)
3. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kota Umeda
4. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya
5. HARASHIMA & Shinya Aoki Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
7. Road To Wrestle Peter Pan! Special 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes

After their last KO-D Tag Team Titles defence, Daisuke Sasaki said that he and Soma Takao would pick who their next challengers will be. They went quiet for a few days until Sasaki emerged with an Amidakuji/Ghost Leg puzzle that decided DAMNATION’s next three challengers. Unfortunately the process was heavily flawed because the three teams picked were all impossible to book for one reason or another. Hisaya Imabayashi disregarded Sasaki’s choices and nominated proper teams instead. On this show Sasaki’s choice of challengers was himself and Yoshiaki Yatsu. Imayashi pointed out that Sasaki is already the champion so Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura are getting the shot. Oddly enough Imabayashi didn’t sound negative on the idea of Sasaki having to wrestle himself.

Danshoku Dieno is trying to become immune to all martial arts in order to defeat the MMA master Shinya Aoki. His plan to do this is pit himself in a gauntlet of matches against pro wrestlers with martial art and combat sport backgrounds. Now I know what some of you are thinking. Why is he fighting a swimmer? Because Aoki proved last year that he is just as dangerous in the water than he is in the ring. The inclusion of Kabaddi is Dieno thinking outside of the box too.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TANABATA~”, 07/07/2019
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Yuki Ueno Marunage Match: X Vs X

Brookes, Mike Bailey and Maku Donaruto will be on the show.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

0. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Presents Under Match: X Vs X
0. Nihon Partner Kaikei Services Presents Under Match: X Vs X
1. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
3. DNA First Life Alumni Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2019: Saki Akai Vs Yoshiko
5. Windmill Suplex 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki Vs Yukio Naya
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Danshoku Dieno
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Kurochan Vs Yoshiaki Yatsu Vs Shiro Koshinaka Vs Furitsuke Kamen Vs Joey Ryan Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Pokotan
8. DDT Extreme Title: Akito (c) Vs Asuka
9. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Souken Holdings Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Tako (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Takagi ordered Imabayashi not to book him on the show unless he is in the main event. The only way that can happen is if he cashes in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet during or after that match.

Sasaki’s Amidakuji puzzle selected Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae as the KO-D Tag Title challengers for “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. That’s impossible because LeRae is signed to NXT and it is also too late to endorse her for a visa. Sasaki offered to sign her up for a tourist visa but shut down into depression when Imabayashi said she already registered her details with Johnny Gargano. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano are the challengers instead, creating an unwanted Smile Squash reunion with Soma Takao.

If Ueno & Yoshimura win the KO-D Tag Titles on 30th June, then they will defend the belts against HARASHIMA & Urano. Sasaki & Takao will then be demoted down to teaming with Nobuhiro Shimatani in the opening match.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2019”, 21/07/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kota Umeda Great Match: Kota Umeda Vs X
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Joey Ryan & Hiroshi Yamato
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Chris Brookes

The last Amidakuji team was supposed to be the newly married celebrity couple Ryota Yamasato & Yu Aoi. Instead we’re getting Joey Ryan & Hiroshi Yamato. It is possible that this title match will be cancelled if Sasaki & Takao lose the championship before the show. What is most likely to happen is the new tag champs will defend the belts in their place but DDT has not ruled out getting rid of the match altogether.

One last thing, DAMNATION have a four year plan in place for his personal goals. In 2019 they want to defend the KO-D Tag Team Titles, in 2020 they want to win gold at the Olympics, in 2021 Sasaki wants to visit the moon and in 2022 Sasaki wants to get married to a divorced Candice LeRae in May of that year.


MUSCLE “MUSCLE MANIA 2019 IN RYOGOKU ~ OUR SECOND CAREER” Preview

February 15, 2019

MUSCLE “MUSCLE MANIA 2019 IN RYOGOKU ~ OUR SECOND CAREER”, 16/02/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Pedro Takaishi Retirement Match: Pedro Takaishi Vs X

Wrestlers advertised to appear include Muscle Sakai, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Pedro Takaishi, Choun-Shiryu, Yasu Urano, Makoto Oishi, Ken Ohka, Norikazu Fujioka, Amon Tsurumi and Andreza Giant Panda. Over on Twitter Akito has talked about wanting to be on the show. Sasadango publicly said he is welcome to come over as long as he keeps it a secret so he does not spoil the surprise…

Other guests include comedian Ryota Yamasato, actor Kurochan, pop band Junretsu and rapper Utamaru.

Here’s my preview: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Heck if I know what’s going to happen! Muscle shows in the past have been held under many sorts of formats. It might be a wrestling card, it might be a talk show, it might be a talent contest, it might be a school exam, it might be a tag team tournament gone horribly off the rails, it might be the first NXT Japan TakeOver in disguise, it might be anything. What I can say for sure is it will be ridiculous. Also don’t be surprised if a big name or two makes a cameo appearance somewhere. In the past such famous wrestlers as Masahiro Chono, Minoru Suzuki, Yoshihiro Takayama, Atsushi Onita, Shinjiro Otani, The Great Sasuke and a lot of the Big Japan roster among others have joined in the fun in one way or another.


DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2016” Results

November 23, 2016

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DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2016”, 23/11/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,344 Fans – No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title – 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) and Guanchulo when Paulie pinned Shimatani with a Reverse Splash (3:39).
*D4 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
1. Rumours In Regions Dance Vs Song Vs ParaPara Sacred 3 Way Battle!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO and Akito, Yasu Urano & Rekka when Hirata pinned Oishi with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (6:05).
2. Soma Takao & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki when Takao pinned Ishii with the Gin And Tonic (9:42).
3. Dick Togo, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Irie submitted Matsunaga with the Tazzmission (11:06).
4. Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Mike Bailey with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (14:06).
5. DDT Extreme Title – No Woman No Cry Match: Danshoku Dino (c) defeated Saki Akai with the Danshoku Driver (15:27).
*V3 for Danshoku Dino.
6. Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Yukio Sakaguchi by TKO with the Running Kneelift (10:51).
7. Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Konosuke Takeshita when Endo pinned Takeshita with the Sky Twister Press (19:39).

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With less than two weeks to go until “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2016” the two headliners faced off in a tag team main event at Korakuen Hall. Shuji Ishikawa teamed with his DAMNATION stablemate Tetsuya Endo while HARASHIMA was paired with Konosuke Takeshita. The end came when Ishikawa caught HARASHIMA during a Double Knee Strike and Power Bombed him outside the ring! Endo avoided Takeshita’s German Suplex and hit a Standing Spanish Fly. Takeshita kicked out of the Torture Rack Bomb but couldn’t survive the Sky Twister Press. After the match, Ishikawa had an important announcement to make. Mad Paulie has a new T-shirt on sale! He said DAMNATION would hold an autograph session after the show but Daisuke Sasaki cut him off with a kick. Ishikawa and Paulie then sang “Happy Birthday” to Sasaki who had turned 31 years old the day before. Sasaki yelled at them to stop but then the crowd joined in. Sasaki shouted “As long as we have DAMNATION there will never be a happy ending!” but the audience drowned him out. Sasaki gave up and mumbled “Thank you”.

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Yukio Sakaguchi had set his sights on Yoshihiro Takayama. Too bad he didn’t see that Knee Strike coming. Sakaguchi tried what he could from single leg tackles and Ankle Locks to the Right Knee Of God. But when Takayama pulled down his knee pad and smashed his knee into Sakaguchi’s face it was all over. The match ended in a TKO. Takayama described Sakaguchi’s angry performance as energetic and funny. It kind of reminded him of his matches in NOAH against Hideo Itami (Takayama referred to him as Hideo, don’t yell at me for not calling him KENTA in this context). When asked what was the difference between himself and Sakaguchi, Takayama called himself the king and Sakaguchi a commoner. He was even disappointed he didn’t get to pin him with the Everest German.

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The DDT Extreme Title match was going to be emotional. Danshoku Dino took on Saki Akai in a No Woman No Cry Match. They would wrestle as normal until they were interrupted by videos of sad stories. If Dino or Akai cried at the videos they would lose. The first sad story was about a dog but neither was upset by it. The next video was footage of Guanchulo’s farewell speech from his first visit to Japan in 2014. Both Dino and Akai struggled but were able to hold back their tears. Dino was about to give Akai the Danshoku Driver when a video of Antonio Honda giving a speech about Dick Togo from “MUSCLE HOUSE 2” played. Dino let go of Akai to stop himself from crying. It was clear that nothing was going to make Dino or Akai cry so the match continued. Dino overpowered Akai with a Brainbuster and then the Danshoku Driver to win the match and keep the title.

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Dino encouraged Akai to get back up under her own strength. He said it does not matter why Akai wants to be in DDT because she has been part of the DDT family for a long time already. The “Wrestling Mentalist” was done treating her and now wanted to know who he will fight next. Out came Jun Kasai! Dino asked Kasai why he came down to the ring. Kasai said he wasn’t here to see Dino, he was drawn down by the belt. Kasai will challenge Dino for the DDT Extreme Title in Osaka on 4th December!

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In another preview of the big Osaka show, Mike Bailey took on Daisuke Sasaki. Bailey has sworn revenge on DAMNATION for losing to them at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016”. Sasaki wound him up even further by rubbing his KO-D Tag Team Title belt over Bailey’s face before the match begun. Mad Paulie got involved by Body Slamming Bailey onto the floor when he was outside the ring. Bailey made it back to the ring at the 18 count. He later hit a Shooting star dive out of the ring, giving Sasaki a near countout of his own. More referee distractions allowed Sasaki to Low Blow Bailey and pin him with the Hurricanrana. Bailey said after the match that Sasaki’s foul play makes their upcoming Tag Title match more serious. Attacking the spirit isn’t good for your health so Bailey is more determined than ever to beat Sasaki with Konosuke Takeshita for that championship.

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In Match #3 Antonio Honda danced to “Linda Linda” by THE BLUE HEARTS. Shigehiro Irie continued his winning ways since his return by tapping out Tomomitsu Matsunaga with the Tazzmission. He is now two for two in DDT.

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This Monday Soma Takao will defend the AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title against Keisuke Ishii in Sumo Hall for All Japan. He sent a loud message today by beating Ishii in a tag team match, pinning him with the Gin And Tonic. Ishii is now feeling rattled by the loss because he thinks the upcoming match will be his last opportunity to win the title.

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Match #1 fell apart when the HIRATA GO! glasses came out and there was duelling music between “TOKYO GO!” and “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU”. During this nonsense Kazuki Hirata pinned Makoto Oishi to win the match for T2Hide. Amon Tsurumi approached Hirata in the ring about the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. He showed a video of Hirata’s ambush on Ryota Yamasato at a TV Tokyo set. There were a string of title changes between TV personalities until Hirata became the champion. He then ran into a camera crane that collapsed on top of him. The camera crane was then declared the champion. Yamasato somehow pinned the camera crane to win back the title. Back in the ring Tsurumi ordered Hirata to ambush Yamasato tomorrow over at the TBS Radio studio and win back the belt.

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It was a good day for Mad Paulie. Not only did he get a new T-shirt, he also won the dark match so he wasn’t saddled down with the King Of Dark Title. Everything’s coming up Paulie!

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Super Sasadango Machine gave everyone an update on his condition. He was hospitalised one month ago and found out he is suffering from a mild heart disease. He was operated on twice and needs roughly six months of rehab. His doctor discovered through watching Sasadango’s matches on Youtube that he no longer has the stamina he once had. Sasadango now only has around 50% of his normal motor ability. His rehab involved daily weight training and aerobic exercise. He hoped to be back in time for the 20th Anniversary show in Saitama Super Arena next March but asked the fans to wait a little bit longer. Sasadango then unmasked to turn back into Muscle Sakai so he could talk about “Cultural Pro Wrestling DDT”, the next DDT film he is producing.

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Several BASARA wrestlers were in attendance to promote the brand’s Korakuen Hall debut on Christmas Day. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi announced a Six-Man Tag Match will happen on the show. All three members of IRON PRIEST will take on Jun Kasai, MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba. Afterwards SAGAT whispered into Hiroshi’s ear. He wanted to get the message across that he is nervous to fight against Jun Akiyama on the card but he is still looking forward to the match. Hiroshi instead said that Akiyama better be careful because SAGAT is coming to kick his ass!


No Alcohol No Life, God Bless DDT And Osaka Octopus Full Cards

November 8, 2016

TAVERN WRESTLING “NO ALCOHOL NO LIFE 2016”, 09/11/2016
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
2. Beauty Boys And Beasts: Gota Ihashi & Mizuki Watase Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT
3. 29 Year Old Heavy Metal Wrestler Vs 37 Year Old Idol Wrestler: Yusuke Kubo Vs Makoto Oishi
4. Obi-chan Close Call, 3 Times – 3 Way Match: Gouma Ryu Vs Cherry Vs Sayaka Obihiro
5. Separate Volume! Young Communication: Akito, Ryuichi Sekine & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs FUMA, Soma Takao & Daichi Kazato
6. Drop Kick Vs Ebisuko Tavern The Entire Conflict ~Shin-Kiba Death Match~: Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu Vs KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki

Don’t know if anyone in Japan needs an excuse to drown their sorrows tomorrow but hey, wrestling and alcohol is on offer here.

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Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ganpuro Special Mixed Tag: American Balloon & Sayaka Obihiro Vs Kenta Hattori & Ai Shimizu
2. Real Tiger Mask Vs Rikidozan III: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Chikara
3. Double Main Event I: Shota & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Yukihiro Abe & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Double Main Event II – Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling Raising An Army: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Osamu Namiguchi & X

The main event of this show is also the main event of Osamu Namiguchi’s own Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling brand.

DDT “DRAMATIC MOMOTARO DENSETSU”, 13/11/2016
Okayama Future Hall

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match – Nodoka-oneesan Local Okayama Triumph: Miyu Yamashita Vs Nodoka-oneesan
2. Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi & Yasu Urano
3. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata
4. HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki
5. Okayama Specialty! Please Give Me One Of The Millet Dumplings: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
6. Crazy Gold Wolves Vs The Emperor Of The Pro Wrestling World: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Guanchulo

Yoshihiro Takayama now turns his attention to Shuten-dōji.

BASARA “VAJRA 22 ~HUNDRED DRILLING STEEL~”, 20/11/2016
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1. Daichi Kazato Vs Koji Iwamoto
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Masamune & Hi69
3. Free Consultation In The Ring! Gouma Ryu Consultation Room: Gouma Ryu Vs Madoka
4. Cavalry Vs Bloody Brothers III: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi
5. Union MAX Title Battlefield?: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT

Isami Kodaka and Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi have the usual preview match before their Union MAX Title bout.

DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2016”, 23/11/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. King Of Dark Title – 3 Way Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) Vs Mad Paulie Vs Guanchulo
1. Soma Takao & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Dick Togo, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda Vs KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Rumours In Regions Dance Vs Song Vs ParaPara Sacred 3 Way Battle!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Akito, Yasu Urano & Rekka
4. Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Mike Bailey
5. Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
6. Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Konosuke Takeshita
7. DDT Extreme Title: Danshoku Dino (c) Vs Saki Akai

Shigehiro Irie sent a message from his return match by pinning HARASHIMA. Next up he’s teaming with Dick Togo.

DDT “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2016 ~IT’S NANIWABUSHI WRESTLING~”, 04/12/2016
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0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c), Mizuki Watase & Rekka Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Guanchulo & Daiki Shimomura
1. Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro Vs Daisuke Sasaki
2. Naomi Yoshimura Debut Match: Keisuke Ishii, Akito & Yuki Ueno Vs KUDO, Soma Takao & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Elementary School 3rd Grader – Yuni Debut Match: Shigehiro Irie, Yasu Urano & Yuni Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
4. DDT Launch Pre-20th Anniversary Commemoration TLC (Takoyaki, Ladder & Chair) Special 6-Man Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi Vs Dick Togo, Antonio Honda & Takashi Sasaki
5. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Jun Kasai
6. Naniwa Woman Saga: Saki Akai & Lady Beard Vs Aja Kong & LiLiCo
7. Special Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey
9. KO-D Openweight Title: Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs HARASHIMA

The full card was revealed during “DDT FES 2016”. Among the new matches are a special TLC Match preparing the celebrations for DDT’s 20th anniversary next year. Takashi Sasaki comes back to DDT for this match. Danshoku Dino finds himself in a more extreme situation than normal against Jun Kasai. There are also the debut matches of new DNA rookie Naomi Yoshimura and 3rd Grade student Yuni.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title has vanished from the public eye ever since comedian Ryota Yamasato accidentally won the title at the end of “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016”. However DDT announced that if the champion and championship both reappear between now and this show it will be put on the line in the Battle Royal.

The dark match may stay the same even if Nobuhiro Shimatani “loses” the King Of Dark Title before the show takes place.


DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016 ~MOST HOT SUMMER IN THE WORLD~” Results

August 28, 2016

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DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016 ~MOST HOT SUMMER IN THE WORLD~”, 28/08/2016
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
5,394 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title – 6:30 Man Is Now A 1:30 Family: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Hoshitango & Rekka defeated Chikara (c), Mitsuo Momota & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Matsunaga pinned Chikara with a Backslide Pin (7:05).
*D2 for Chikara.
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Akane Miura defeated Syoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao & Yuu when Yamashita pinned Misao with the Attitude Adjustment (8:56).
1. DNA FIGHTS ~BATTLE OF LAST SUMMER~: Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase when Higuchi pinned Iwasaki with the Goten (6:56).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yakitori defeated Toru Owashi by Pinfall (2:23pm).
*Yakitori becomes the 1,163rd champion.
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Toru Owashi defeated Yakitori (c), Joey Ryan, Reika Saiki, Keisuke Ishii, Saki Akai, Kazuki Hirata, Cherry, Guanchulo, Mad Polley, KENSO, Gota Ihashi, Jun Kasai and Yoshihiko (17:38).
2a. Cherry eliminated Yakitori (c) by eating it (4:03).
*Cherry becomes the 1,164th champion.
2b. Keisuke Ishii eliminated Cherry (c) with a Single Leg Crab (6:13).
*Keisuke Ishii becomes the 1,165th champion.
2c. Gota Ihashi eliminated Reika Saiki by Ring Out (7:50).
2d. Mad Polley eliminated Joey Ryan by Ring Out (9:29).
2e. Mad Polley eliminated Gota Ihashi with a Reverse Splash (9:57).
2f. Yoshihiko eliminated KENSO by Ring Out (14:06).
2g. Yoshihiko eliminated Keisuke Ishii (c) with a Rear Naked Choke (14:43).
*Yoshihiko becomes the 1,166th champion.
2h. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Guanchulo by Ring Out (16:27).
2i. Jun Kasai eliminated Saki Akai by Ring Out (16:29).
2j. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Mad Polley by Ring Out (16:32).
2k. Yoshihiko (c) eliminated Jun Kasai with the Reincarnation (17:10).
*V1 for Yoshihiko.
2l. Toru Owashi eliminated both Yoshihiko (c) and Kazuki Hirata with La Magistral Cradle (17:38).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,167 champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Joey Ryan defeated Toru Owashi (c) with a School Boy (2:44pm).
*Joey Ryan becomes the 1,168th champion.
3. KUDO Comeback ~YELLOW DRAGON COME BACK!!~: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Akito & Yasu Urano when KUDO pinned Urano with the Diving Double Knee Drop (10:51).
4. NωA Road To DDT Fes 2016 ~ Sasadango Teaches The Way To Survive Showbiz: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Antonio Honda, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Lady Beard & Gorgeous Matsuno when MAO pinned Honda with the Cannonball 450 (10:20).
5. AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Soma Takao defeated Hikaru Sato (c) with the Gin And Tonic (17:07).
*Hikaru Sato fails in V2. Soma Takao becomes the 41st AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Champion!
6. DDT Extreme Title – Watase Contra Watase: Danshoku Dino defeated LiLiCo (c) with the Danshoku Driver (10:07).
*LiLiCo fails in V2. Danshoku Dino becomes the 37th DDT Extreme Champion!
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yakitori defeated Joey Ryan (c) by submission when Ryan choked on it (4:56pm).
*Yakitori becomes the 1,169th champion.
7. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Shiro Koshinaka & NOSAWA Rongai defeated Great Kabuki, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda when Takagi pinned Umeda with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (11:23).
8. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Dick Togo & Mike Bailey when Endo pinned Bailey with the Sky Twister Press (21:53).
9. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Ken Ohka & KAI (c) when HARASHIMA pinned Ohka with the Somato (13:37).
*Bad Comi fail in V1. Smile Yankee become the 56th KO-D Tag Team Champions!
10. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Konosuke Takeshita (c) with the Giant Slam (20:05).
*Konosuke Takeshita fails in V4. Shuji Ishikawa becomes the 59th KO-D Openweight Champion!
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Ryota Yamasato defeated Yakitori (c) by eating it (7:02pm).
*Ryota Yamasato becomes the 1,170th champion.

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In the main event Konosuke Takeshita put his KO-D Openweight Title on the line against DAMNATION’s big dog, Shuji Ishikawa. Takeshita quickly knocked his opponent outside the ring with a Lariat and followed up with a Plancha. The tables turned when Ishikawa Power Bombed Takeshita onto the ring apron. He was badly hurt but managed to break the countout in time. Ishikawa continued the attack by standing on him, applying a Bearhug and hitting a Knee Lift. There was also a Double Stomp from the second rope. Takeshita avoided the Fire Thunder and fired back with a Dropkick to get some time to recover. However Shuji Ishikawa brought out a big Missile Dropkick when he stopped a Superplex attempt. Takeshita did a Missile Dropkick of his own after a Dragon Suplex. The Blue Thunder Bomb only got a two count. Takeshita couldn’t lift Ishikawa for the Deadlift German Suplex so Ishikawa got to do a Back Drop into a Backstabber instead. The two soon traded Lariats and Headbutts until Takeshita caught Ishikawa with a German Suplex for a nearfall. Ishikawa avoided the Cross Arm German Suplex by blindly Headbutting Takeshita behind him. He then hit the Fire Thunder that left both men down on the canvas. When they got up Takeshita went for a Lariat but was blocked with a Knee Lift. Ishikawa hit the Splash Mountain but Takeshita kicked out! Unfortunately that was the last of his fighting spirit spent as Ishikawa then hit the Giant Slam to become the new KO-D Champion! Ishikawa acknowledged Takeshita’s strength in his victory promo but he is even stronger. Ishikawa welcomes another challenge in the future. He then said his heyday isn’t now but tomorrow. Daisuke Sasaki took the mic and demanded applause for the new champion. He said this was the happy ending and Takeshita is only a B grade wrestler who should study in school. From now on it’s the era of the Large Giant! So who should challenge him? The ringside area filled up with the DDT roster but Sasaki wasn’t impressed. He called all of them B grade garbage wrestlers. At the next show DAMNATION themselves will decide who the No. 1 Contender should be. Ishikawa tried to thank the crowd for their support but Sasaki cut him off. Sasaki introduced every member of DAMNATION and said they are the best, they are not married and they are DAMNATION!

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Bad times have come for Bad Comi. Their first defence of the KO-D Tag Team Titles was a failure, losing out to Smile Yankee. Things went south pretty quickly when a Plancha from KAI only hit Ken Ohka and Shota but not their opponents. A brawl around the arena followed and KAI took the time to do some commentary on the Samurai! TV broadcast. HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto took control back in the ring until a Double Spear from the champions laid them out. Ohka gave HARASHIMA a Dragon Suplex for a two count but Miyamoto blocked his Spear Of Flame afterwards. The distraction allowed HARASHIMA to hit the Somato from out of nowhere. KAI Buckle Bombed HARASHIMA and Ohka stood in place ready to Spear Miyamoto. That’s where it all fell apart. Miyamoto leap frogged out of the way and Ohka accidentally Speared KAI instead! Miyamoto hit the Fire Thunder on Ohka and HARASHIMA followed with another Somato to crown new tag team champions!

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Poor Mike Bailey got busted open in his match and by his own partner no less. Dick Togo stopped Tetsuya Endo from pinning Bailey by whacking Endo over the back with a chair. Unfortunately a part of the chair caught Bailey in the temple and cut him open. Bailey valiantly fought on but missed the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop. He was struck again with the chair, this time by Endo and a Sky Twister Press ended the match. An angry Togo threw the chair out of the ring at DAMNATION and he ranted about Sasaki backstage. This isn’t over by a long shot. Bailey meanwhile had to get six stitches over his eyebrow. Next for Sasaki & Endo is a chase for the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

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Unfortunately there was no Terry Funk for Match #7. Shiro Koshinaka took his place to help Sanshiro Takagi & NOSAWA Rongai take on Shuten-dōji & The Great Kabuki. “Battle Without Honor or Humanity” began playing but it was suddenly switched with “Yankee Station”. Both Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda entered the arena with half of their faces covered in Great Kabuki facepaint. Takagi and NOSAWA both had sudden knee problems late in the match but gutted through them to win. The Shuten-dōji wrestlers apologised to Kabuki for their “bastard performance” after the match. They hope to team with him again one more time. Takagi and NOSAWA spent their interview reminiscing over DDT’s early years. Memories of the late Super Uchu Power were brought up.

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Two important things were on the line for LiLiCo and Danshoku Dino. The DDT Extreme Title and love. Maybe love is more important. That’s up for debate. But hey, a shiny championship is a shiny championship. Oh and there’s also the fate of Mizuki Watase who would either end the match as LiLiCo’s boyfriend or getting pulled out of the closet (allegedly) by Dino. Watase did what he could to help LiLiCo, he was legally allowed to. LiLiCo even played effective mind games by mocking the size of Dino’s manhood. They delivered a Double DDT of love to down Dino but an unconscious referee meant the pin didn’t count. Dino recovered, gave LiLiCo a face full of his backside and drove her into despair by giving Watase a Lip Lock. A furious LiLiCo charged right into a Brainbuster and she was then pinned with the Danshoku Driver. Dino told LiLiCo to accept the stipulation, give him Watase and leave the ring. However Watase pushed Dino away and wouldn’t leave his girlfriend’s side. Dino couldn’t understand it. Is Watase really in love with LiLiCo? It’s not like they’re getting married on 25th September… That’s when Watase went down on one knee and pulled out a little box. Watase was ready to propose right there in the ring when Suguru Miyatake suddenly appeared. Miyatake was originally LiLiCo’s bodyguard before he got injured. He wanted to be the one in newspaper photos with her. He wanted to go on the trip to Sweden to meet her parents. He wants the recognition of being her boyfriend so he too will propose to her! “Wait a minute!” Bernard Ackah (where the hell has he been?) approached the ring. He said he was LiLiCo’s very first bodyguard and he wants the fame of being LiLiCo’s boyfriend. He also proposed. Makoto Oishi then joined in. If he is going to be a major idol then being married to LiLiCo will help him greatly. If there weren’t already enough proposals Super Sasadango Machine showed up and proposed too. Dino had an idea. Everyone except Miyatake (because he’s injured) should wrestle in a match and the winner gets to be LiLiCo’s fiance. Everyone agreed, Miyatake broke down into tears. Dino finished the segment by telling everyone that as long as DDT is around, so is he.

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Soma Takao is now 8-0 in “PETER PAN” matches and he won the AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Championship too! Takao went into the match with new red wrestling gear. His opponent Hikaru Sato came out to “Electro World” by Perfume, the same song he used when he won the KO-D Title back in 2010. All Soma needed to do was hit the Gin And Tonic but Sato made it difficult. However Takao hit Thrust Kick after Thrust Kick to weaken the champion. By the end Sato couldn’t avoid the Gin And Tonic anymore and that was all she wrote. Takao thanked Sato for the match and welcomed him to a rematch down the line. Kazuki Hirata interrupted the victory speech and challenged Takao for a title shot. Fans may think he is useless but his desire to win the title is genuine. Amon Tsurumi tried to give an answer but Hirata cut him off, wanting to hear only from Takao. The champion wants to defend the belt in DDT but isn’t sure Hirata is prepared. He will give him a shot if Hirata’s desire is true. Takao offered a handshake but slapped Hirata afterwards. Hirata slapped back and the two stood off forehead to forehead. In the post-match interview Takao said he wants to defend the title against Atsushi Aoki. He thinks Aoki is the current symbol of All Japan’s Jr. Division and he won’t be satisfied with his reign until he can beat him.

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Class was in session for NωA. Before their match could take place Super Sasadango Machine set up a PowerPoint presentation to explain today’s mission. NωA need to get 50,000 Twitter followers in order to qualify for a spot in “DDT FES 2016” in November. They only have 1,200 followers. Sasadango came up with PDCA: Plan, Do, Check and Action. He had four steps for NωA tofay. 1) Perform live. 2) Wrestle the match 3) Use your opponent’s technique to trick them. 4) After winning the match go sell CDs at the merch table. So NωA performed “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU” live, wrestled the match and tried to attack Antonio Honda with the Bionic Elbow. Honda’s partners kept getting in the way and powered up Honda by singing “We Are The World”. They got so engrossed in singing that they forgot about Honda and allowed him to get overwhelmed by his opponents. MAO hit the Cannonball 450 and got the win for NωA. After the match there was the reveal of all the talent confirmed for “DDT FES 2016”. NωA were not announced but Kota Ibushi was! Backstage Sasadango told NωA not to worry about it and just focus on selling CDs. Honda meanwhile accused his teammates of poor singing because it did not power him up as much as they thought it would. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi cheered him up by saying the four of them should go out and have sex with everyone.

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KUDO’s return was a triumphant one. He picked up the win and celebrated afterwards with some drinks. Masahiro Takanashi said the wine tasted great because he got to drink with his “big brother” again. KUDO said he felt anxious having his first match in so long but his confidence helped him. He also said this was just the start of his big return. With important shows in Osaka and Saitama happening in the next 8 months, KUDO is aiming to win a championship.

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Joey Ryan was barely back in Japan for ten minutes before he lost the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title at the airport. Guanchulo tricked him into tapping out to win the title. The belt switched a few more times between them, Toru Owashi and Sanshiro Takagi’s daughter Rei Takagi until the day of the show. Owashi went into Sumo Hall carrying the title tired from fighting off attackers. He ate some Yakitori chicken and fell asleep. Unfortunately he dropped the chicken on his chest and it counted as a pin. So a piece of chicken went into the Battle Royal as the defending champion. Ryan, Kazuki Hirata and Cherry fought over the chicken and Cherry became the champion by eating it. Gota Ihashi’s crush on Saki Akai briefly ended when he saw Reika Saiki for the first time. She eliminated herself to avoid being in the ring with him. Keisuke Ishii won the title when he violently submitted Cherry with a stomp assisted Half Crab Hold. Mad Polley (Polly? Paulie? Help me out here DDT!) went on a rampage and was very difficult to eliminate. Yoshihiko was the last entrant and locked on a Rear Naked Choke to Ishii, making him tap out. Jun Kasai was all set to do the Pearl Harbour Splash when Hirata stole his goggles. Kasai instead put on a pair of HIRATA GO! glasses but the power of the music was too much to resist. Kasai and Hirata danced together and eliminated several wrestlers while doing so. Yoshihiko pinned Kasai with the Reincarnation and went to fight Hirata. Owashi caught both of them with La Magistral Cradle to win the match and leave as champion. That is until Ryan snuck in a School Boy on the entrance ramp. Ryan thought he was safe until Guanchulo shoved another Yakitori chicken down his mouth backstage. Ryan tapped out from the choking and the chicken was declared champion. The chicken survived the rest of the show until the very end when comedian Ryota Yamasato ate it, blissfully unaware of what it went through. So Yamasato is now champion.

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In preparation for the DNA Grand Prix in October four of the wrestlers entering the tournament were put into a tag team match to open the show proper. Daiki Shimomura was meant to wipe out Mizuki Watase with a Quebrada but almost crippled himself with a bad landing. Thankfully he was okay. Back in the ring Kazusada Higuchi got the win over Kouki Iwasaki. Higuchi said the match was a good opportunity to measure everyone’s strength. He even warned Shimomura that they will be rivals in the Grand Prix. Shimomura thanked him for the warning.

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Tokyo Joshi Pro provided one of the two pre-show matches. Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Akane Miura worked well together. While Yamashita took care of Hyper Misao, Miura held Syoko Nakajima in a Torture Rack and Yamashita tightrope walked over to do the Magical Girl Kick. Yamashita then pinned Misao with the Attitude Adjustment. Yamashita now has a TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title match with Yuu to worry about.

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The day began with father and son teaming up in the dark match. Chikara had a King Of Dark Title defence lined up and his dad Mitsuo Momota was there to help get rid of the cursed championship. Nobuhiro Shimatani was also teaming with them but it didn’t matter. Chikara got pinned by Tomomitsu Matsunaga after Momota accidentally Clotheslined his pride and joy. Still, Chikara was amazed he got to wrestle in Sumo Hall. Momota wants to wrestle a proper match in DDT and hopes Chikara will work hard to lose the title.

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During intermission there was news for DDT’s next major show in December, “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2016”. First there is the debut match of Yuni, an eight year old child. Yuni hopes to win the KO-D Title. In even bigger news it was announced that from September onwards Yoshihiro Takayama will be regularly wrestling for DDT! Takayama said he is coming in for DDT’s 20th anniversary to destroy everyone on the roster. He is No. 1, No Fear! Both Yuni and Takayama want to face Konosuke Takeshita.

DDT had a few announcements for their Taiwan debut this November. They will be sponsored by a bed company called Nitori. As part of this sponsorship a masked superhuman named Mask De Nitori will make his debut. Also Antonio Honda and Super Sasadango Machine will face off in a Sleep Deprivation Death Match!

DDT returns to Sumo Hall on 20th August, 2017 for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017”! There is also a special deal in place for the 20th Anniversary show in Saitama Super Arena next year. There will be 20 VIP seats available for 200,000 yen. There will also be another 20 VIP seats available for only 20 yen.

Muscle Sakai and director Tetsuaki Matsue are making DDT’s third movie called “Our Culture Of Pro Wrestling DDT”.


DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2015 ~FROM DDT WITH LOVE~” Results

August 23, 2015

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DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2015 ~FROM DDT WITH LOVE~”, 23/08/2015
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
6,670 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. King Of Dark Title: “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa defeated Gota Ihashi (c) with a School Boy (5:15).
*D8 for Gota Ihashi.
1. Mao Inoue & Mizuki Watase Debut Match: Yasu Urano, Akito & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kota Umeda, Mao Inoue & Mizuki Watase defeated when Akito submitted Watase with the Scorpion Lock (10:07).
2. Time Difference Tag Battle Royal: Aja Kong & Makoto Oishi defeated LiLiCo & Suguru Miyatake when Kong pinned Miyatake with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (16:41).
Order Of Elimination: MIKAMI & Shunma Katsumata, Gorgeous Matsuno & Great Kojika, Hoshitango & Mio Shirai, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki, Hiroshi Fukuda & Yoshihiko and Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata.
3. DDT Extreme Title – Uchikami! Presents Blindfold Bra Stripping Tiger Trap Death Match: Antonio Honda (c) defeated Masa Takanashi when Honda stripped Takanashi of his bra (15:10).
*V1 for Antonio Honda.
4. Tetsuya Endo Comeback Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Tetsuya Endo with the German Suplex (13:32).
5. Genichiro Tenryu Retirement Road Round 15: Genichiro Tenryu, Sanshiro Takagi & Saki Akai defeated Shuji Ishikawa, Kazusada Higuchi & Meiko Satomura when Takagi pinned Higuchi with the Sit Down Himawaro Bomb (13:109.
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) defeated Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka when Takao pinned Ohka with the Gin And Tonic (12:35).
*V4 for Team Dream Futures.
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi (c) when Ibushi pinned Sekimoto with the Phoenix Splash (21:33).
*Strong BJ fail in V5. The Golden☆Storm Riders become the 52nd KO-D Tag Team Champions!
8. Dramatic Dream Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated HARASHIMA with the High Fly Flow (17:00).
9. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated KUDO (c) with the Right Knee Of God (21:20).
*KUDO fails in V1. Yukio Sakaguchi becomes the 54th KO-D Openweight Champion!

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The biggest DDT show on the calander has come and gone for another year. Sumo Hall was host to the seventh “PETER PAN” supershow, so called because everybody in DDT are adults who refuse to grow up. However long time followers of the company should notice something odd about the attendence. This was the seventh straight Super No Vacancy Full House for “PETER PAN” but DDT only announced a crowd of 6,670 fans in attendance. That is around 2,000-2,500 less than their previous announced attendances in the building. Even weirder is how the show has been advertised as being sold out for weeks until more seats near the entrance (which was a lot bigger this year) were made available days before the show. Either DDT booked less seats in the building this year or maybe they are being more honest about their crowd numbers. DDT will have two shows in Sumo Hall next year on 21st March and 28th August. It will be interesting to see what they draw for both events. Also this was a really long show. The dark match began at 13:45 local time and ended at around 19:00.

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The main event was between two good friends turned rivals. KUDO put the KO-D Openweight Title on the line against Yukio Sakaguchi in the battle of Shuten-dōji. Sakaguchi went into the match with his hair, beard and eyebrows dyed gold for the occassion. The third member of the stable Masa Takanashi spent the match standing at a neutral corner, refusing to pick a side. The match was as kick heavy as expected. Sakaguchi kicked out of the Diving Double Knee Drop while KUDO survived the Cobra Clutch. Sakaguchi ran to the ropes for the Penalty Kick but KUDO met him on the rebound with a Backspin Kick. KUDO went for the Diving Double Knee Drop again but Sakaguchi met him with the Flying Knee Strike followed by the Right Knee Of God in the corner for the three count.

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KUDO was stunned by the result but accepted defeat and wrapped the belt around Sakaguchi’s waist. After the two hugged each other Sakaguchi was handed the giant cheque of 2 million yen from Good Com Assets. All of Shuten-dōji agreed to literally split the cheque three ways and share it with each other. Sakaguchi spoke on the mic and said he lived a life well worn. Today he arrived at this wonderful ring after wrestling for three years. He said he achieved his dream ambition of winning the KO-D Title and he did so on the big stage along with his “big brother” KUDO. Sakaguchi said tomorrow will be the beginning of his second chapter and he challenged anyone to take the belt from him. The show ended with all three approaching a shrine placed by the ring entrance. Sakaguchi stood in the shrine and was lifted up by the DDT wrestlers. He was paraded around ringside to celebrate his championship victory before reuniting with KUDO & Takanashi for a toast that involved banging a festival drum and drinking sake.

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Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated HARASHIMA in the Dramatic Dream Match between two aces. HARASHIMA had the crowd support in his favour but Tanahashi took control by targeting his opponent’s left knee. The crowd booed but Tanahashi ignored it to focus on the match. However he did take time to play the air guitar while working the knee for more heel heat. HARASHIMA turned the tables when he sent Tanahashi into the turnbuckles with the John Woo Dropkick. Foot Stomps and a Superplex couldn’t put the New Japan superstar away and he regained control with the Dragon Screw followed by a Texas Cloverleaf. HARASHIMA fought back with a High Kick but his Somato attempt was countered into the Sling Blade. HARASHIMA eventually hit the Somato but was in too much pain to get the pin in time. He went for the Swan Dive Somato but Tanahashi avoided it. HARASHIMA hit a stiff punch out of desperation but Tanahashi gave him the Dharma Suplex and won with the the High Fly Flow. After the match HARASHIMA offered to shake hands but Tanahashi refused. Tanahashi recently said in a podcast that he hates shaking hands after a match and he doesn’t understand why some wrestlers do it immediately after a heated fight. Tanahashi vented his frustrations in the post-match interview.

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Finally one of the strongest teams in Japan was defeated to bring the KO-D Tag Team Titles back to DDT. The Golden☆Storm Riders beat Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi when Kota Ibushi pinned Sekimoto for the first time in his career. Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki had some help with a trolley at ringside to wheel the champions down the entrance ramp to the ringside floor. Sasaki did a high risk dive off the top rope to a seated Okabayashi at ringside. The champions powered their way into control and German Suplexed Sasaki into oblivion. The Riders came back when Sasaki lifted up Sasaki in the Electric Chair position on the ring apron. Ibushi jumped onto the top rope behind them, grabbed Sekimoto and German Suplexed him into the ring! Sasaki wiped out Okabayashi with a Suicide Dive allowing Ibushi to pin Sekimoto with the Phoenix Splash.

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Ken Ohka is the most important part of the Gunma Wrestle Dream Factory, at least according to Super Sasadango Machine’s PowerPoint presentation. The presentations is title “How Ken Ohka is the 6-Man Tag Team Champion” and it contained a secret Sasadango discovered about Ohka. Aparrantly on 8th April, 1977 Ohka’s parents visited Tokyo to watch Antonio Inoki fight Muhammad Ali. That was also the night when Ken Ohka was conceived which means Inoki’s fighting spirit is indirectly tied to Ohka’s genes! Illustrations of Ohka doing Inoki’s grounded leg kicks were shown on the screen. The plan was fot Ohka to cut down Team Drift with the Leg Kicks then shove their faces into Danshoku Dino’s backside. The parasites in Dino’s rear end will fill the victim’s nasal cavity and render him light headed, allowing Sasadango to finish the job. The plan didn’t work as intended. Team Drift weren’t going to lose the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles when they were debuting new outfits. Soma Takao was hit with Ohka’s Leg Kicks, Dino’s Danshoku Driver and then Sasadango’s Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock but he was saved by his partners from getting pinned. Ohka went for the Spear Of Flame but Keisuke Ishii stopped him dead with the Kneel Kick. Takao then hit the Gin And Tonic to score a successful title defence and remain undefeated in “PETER PAN”. After the match Dino, Sasadango & Ohka regrouped and decided on a new permanent unit name. Taking inspiration on Ohka’s growth from young lion to champion they chose the name #OhkaEmpire (#大家帝国). They asked for a title rematch to take place at Korakuen Hall on 27th September but Ishii refused and the champs walked out.

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“Thunder Storm” played over the speakers to mark the one time appearance of Genichiro Tenryu in DDT! Saki Akai wore a new all white costume to mark the occasion while Meiko Satomura tried her best to keep Tenryu and Shuji Ishikawa from going at it before the bell. Tenryu punched her in the face. He did it again to counter a Short Range Lariat. Satomura got some measure of revenge with a few Low Kicks. She had a much easier time in the ring with Akai. Tenryu did more of his punches but this time to Kazusada Higuchi. The match broke down with all six fighting in the ring until Sanshiro Takagi slammed Higuchi with the Spiccoli Driver and then joined Tenryu in giving Higuchi a Lariat Sandwich. One Sit Down Himawari Bomb later and it was all over.

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Tetsuya Endo is back and Konosuke Takeshita got new wrestling gear to celebrate. They also had a match together. Both men wanted to steal the show and went full blast. Endo was surely trying to make up for lost time. He went for the Sky Twister Press but missed, allowing Takeshita to hit a Lariat and then the German Suplex to win. This was Takeshita’s first win in a “PETER PAN” show as well as in Sumo Hall.

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I write up a paragraph about how today could be Antonio Honda’s time in the spotlight. Then Honda picks a wacky stipulation for his DDT Extreme Title defence involving bras, blindfolds and a gigantic claw trap. I really should have seen this coming. Honda wanted a match based on fear and decided a Blindfold Bra Stripping Tiger Trap Death Match was most suitable. Both himself and Masa Takanashi had to wear a blindfold and a bra. Meanwhile a large tiger trap was placed in the ring for them to avoid. The match could be won by usual means or by stripping the opponent of his bra. Late in the match, Honda found a mic and told the audience to give him their bras so he could power up just like how Goku can gather energy from other living beings! Cameraman Norikazu Fujioka answered the call and took his shirt off to reveal his bra. Honda said needed more. Suddenly Michael Nakazawa appears wearing a bra! Nakazawa said he took a flight from Singapore this morning to be at the show and he wants to help his friend Honda. Honda was given the bras and he wrapped them around his fist. He climbed the ropes and delivered the Diving Fist Drop… right into the tiger trap! Takanashi got his hands on Honda and tried to capitalise with the Takatonic but he himself then stepped onto the tiger trap! Honda ripped off Takanashi’s bra and was declared the winner! Takanashi had to drag along the tiger trap stuck to his leg as he walked backstage.

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LiLiCo made her official pro wrestling debut despite winning the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title at last year’s “PETER PAN” show. She was in a Tag Team Battle Royal with Suguru Miyatake as her partner and wore an eye-catching black outfit with wings and face paint over her eyes. She & Miyatake were one of the final two teams along with Aja Kong & Makoto Oishi. Kong was holding the Iron Man Title LiLiCo wanted but Kong was too powerful for both her and Miyatake. Kong pinned Miyatake but after the match raised LiLiCo’s hand as a show of respect. LiLiCo snuck behind Kong and School Boyed her to try and win the Iron Man Title but Kong kicked out. Kong angrily told LiLiCo “Welcome to professional wrestling!” and challenged LiLiCo to try and take the belt from her anytime, anyplace.

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Mao Inoue & Mizuki Watase both made their debuts in the opening match. Inoue wore black and purple camouflage shorts while Watase’s ring gear was in black and gold. They were put through the grind by Yasu Urano, Akito & Ryota Nakatsu. Akito even dared them to do their best Dropkicks on him. The rookies showed some spirit but Akito put an end to it when he tapped out Watase with the Scorpion Lock.

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“Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa didn’t understand the rules of the King Of Dark Championship and before the match began said he will win the title. Gota Ihashi convinced the ref to do fast counts but it backfired when Ichikawa pinned him and got a fast three count. Afterwards Ichikawa was confused because he wasn’t given the championship for winning the match. Ihashi tried to retire the belt but Amon Tsurumi refused to let it happen. Stalker demanded to have the belt. Tsurumi told him to go back to Kobe.

Kota Ibushi will release his autobiography on 28th October. There will be two versions available: “The Strongest Edition” and “The Most Mad Edition”.

Two guest names were announced for “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2015” on 28th November. Comedians RG and Ryota Yamasato will both wrestle at the show. Yamasato was sitting by the commentary table during the announcement and he was surprised to learn he will be wrestling.

Muscle Sakai will film DDT’s second movie “DDT Liberal Arts Pro Wrestling” later this year. The first movie “DDT Wrestling Cannonball 2014” was released on DVD today and available at the show.

This was already announced back in February but as a reminder DDT will hold two shows in Sumo Hall next year. The dates are 21st March and 28th August. A Falls Count Anywhere Street Wrestling Treasure Hunt match was confirmed for the 21st March show.


DDT “SPECIAL 2013” Results

October 20, 2013

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DDT “SPECIAL 2013”, 20/10/2013
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,543 Fans – Super No Vacancy
DDT48 General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Dark Match – 2 Vs 1 Handicap Match: Yukio Sakaguchi (#23) defeated Michael Nakazawa (#14) & DJ Nira (#25) when Sakaguchi pinned Nakazawa with the Ultimate Sky High Venom Punch (5:13).
1. Masa Takanashi (#12) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (#20) with the Takatonic (8:52).
2. 3 Way Match: MIKAMI (#15) defeated Cherry (#10) and KUDO (#14) when MIKAMI pinned Cherry with a Modified School Boy (10:16).
3. Isami Kodaka (#2), Makoto Oishi (#6) & Yasu Urano (#11) defeated Soma Takao (#7), Keisuke Ishii (#18) & Shigehiro Irie (#20) when Kodaka pinned Takao with the 149 (10:16).
4. DDT Extreme Title – Sleep Prevention Death Match: Antonio Honda (c) (#19) defeated Super Sasadango Machine (9th) when Machine fell asleep (0:57).
*V1 for Antonio Honda.
5. Hiroshi Fukuda (#16) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (#13) with a Roll Up (11:36).
6. Kota Ibushi (#3) & Kenny Omega (#8) defeated Hikaru Sato (#5) & Akito (#17) when Ibushi pinned Akito with the Avalanche Power Bomb (17:46).
7. KO-D Openweight Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) (#4) defeated Danshoku Dino (c) (#1) by KO with a Running Knee Lift (20:37).
*V2 for HARASHIMA. HARASHIMA becomes the 977th Iron Man champion.

KO-D Title Next Challenger Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament

1. Round 1: Antonio Honda defeated Daisuke Sasaki with Rock.
2. Round 1: Shigehiro Irie defeated Keisuke Ishii with Paper.
3. Round 2: Antonio Honda defeated Akito with Rock.
4. Round 2: Hiroshi Fukuda defeated MIKAMI with Rock.
5. Round 2: KUDO defeated Konosuke Takeshita with Rock.
6. Round 2: Yasu Urano defeated Masa Takanashi with Rock.
7. Round 2: Hikaru Sato defeated Kota Ibushi with Scissors.
8. Round 2: Makoto Oishi defeated Soma Takao with Scissors.
9. Round 2: Kenny Omega defeated Super Sasadango Machine with Scissors.
10. Round 2: Shigehiro Irie defeated Cherry with Paper.
11. Quarter Final: Antonio Honda defeated Hiroshi Fukuda with Scissors.
12. Quarter Final: KUDO defeated Yasu Urano with Paper.
13. Quarter Final: Makoto Oishi defeated Hikaru Sato with Paper.
14. Quarter Final: Shigehiro Irie defeated Kenny Omega with Paper.
15. Semi Final: Antonio Honda defeated KUDO with Rock.
16. Semi Final: Makoto Oishi defeated Shigehiro Irie with Scissors.
17. Final: Antonio Honda defeated Makoto Oishi with Scissors.

Popularity power can only take you so far. Danshoku Dino earned his place in the main event by winning the 2013 DDT48 General Election. He put his Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title on the line against HARASHIMA, with his KO-D Openweight Title up for grabs as well. Dino dug deep but was not strong enough to dethrone the champion. However, he kept fighting until he could not do so anymore. HARASHIMA got near falls with the Somato. Dino got one last chance shot with the Gay-do Clutch but HARASHIMA kicked out and followed up with a Running Knee Lift. Dino collapsed and the referee called for the match to end in HARASHIMA’s favour. Dino was dejected after the match and hid his head under his hands sadly reminding himself that he won the DDT48 Election.

The dreaded Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament made a surprise return after the main event. The 18-person tournament was done to determine the No. 1 contender for the KO-D Title. Antonio Honda was the last man standing and he will face HARASHIMA for the KO-D Title in Osaka on 2th November. Sanshiro Takagi appeared to officiate the semi finals but couldn’t do the final due to muscle tension. Luckily Ryota Yamasato, the Nankai Candies member who was involved with DDT’s Sumo Hall shows this year was in the audience and stepped in to judge the final.

Some bad blood between Kota Ibushi and Hikaru Sato was rekindled after the semi-main event. The two brawled with each other even though the match was over. The match itself spilled out of the ring and into the crowd, highlighted by Ibushi Moonsaulting onto Sato from one of the spectator entrances.

Hiroshi Fukuda defeated Konosuke Takeshita with a little help from his tambourine. Afterwards he happily thanked everyone and Takeshita for the match, then told Takeshita that there is no need for two people in the entertainment industry to be nicknamed “The Future”. He will now take the name solely for himself. Takeshita shut him up with a Dropkick but Fukuda was still able to have the last word. “Perfect…”

There was a problem with the DDT Extreme Title match. Antonio Honda and Super Sasadango Machine both arrived to the building feeling incredibly tired. When the time came for the champion Honda to decide what the rules of the match should be, both he and Sasadango fell asleep in the ring. When it became time for the match to begin Amon Tsurumi made the decision himself and made it a Sleep Prevention Death Match where the goal is to make your opponent fall asleep for three seconds. A futon was placed in the ring and the lights dimmed as the match began. Sasadango gave Honda a Suplex onto the futon for a “two count”. Honda then put Sasadango in a Sleeper Hold for another “two count”. An energy drink was brought into the ring only for the spokesperson to Lariat both wrestlers and Hulk out afterwards. Honda got to the energy drink first and then knocked off Sasadango’s mask with a Diving Fist Drop, revealing him to be Muscle Sakai. Sakai recovered and hit Honda with a Missile Dropkick. He did one more but landed on top of the futon where he fell asleep. Honda gently pulled the duvet over Sakai for the “three count” and successfully defended his DDT Extreme Title. After the match Honda thanked the fans for coming to see the show or for watching it on Samurai! TV and said the match felt like he was in a dream.

After Super Sasadango Machine woke up, Saki Akai appeared and said she will team up with Yukio Sakaguchi for a mixed gender tag match in Osaka on 11th November. Amon Tsurumi titled their match the Eagles II Rocky Of Naniwa II Tag.

Isami Kodaka, Makoto Oishi and Yasu Urano together yelled “We are KAIENTAI DOJO!” before their match with the Team Dream Futures. The three wrestlers all began their careers in K-DOJO before eventually finding their way to DDT and Union.

Tetsuya Endo announced he will return to action on 27th October after recovering from a dislocated shoulder.

Tokyo Women’s Wrestling announced a new trainee, Ayumi Takada. She will debut on their first proper show in Kitizawa on 1/12.

The dark match had everyone involved break into song midway through the contest.


Fukuda & Oyaji Are Not Good Wingmen, Road To Ryogoku Cards, Progress & Harmony Cast

May 31, 2013

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UNION “NIMOMAKEZU RAIN 2013”, 09/06/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Kotaro Nasu
2. Cherry & Masako Takanashi Vs Tsukushi & Aoi Kizuka
3. Ryu Gouma Vs SAGAT
4. Idea Pocket Presents: Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Menso~re Oyaji
5. Madoka, Gabaiji-chan & Kaori Yoneyama Vs Nazo Fukumen A, Nazo Fukumen B & Nazo Fukumen P
6. Isami Kodaka, Shuji Ishikawa & FUMA Vs Jun Kasai, Nazo Fukumen K & Nazo Fukumen M

Tsubasa Amami and Rika Seibi return for the next Idea Pocket sponsored match. The winner of Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Menso~re Oyaji gets a date with Seibi.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU IN KUMAMOTO ~DRAMATIC DREAM VERMICELLI SOUP~”, 13/06/2013
Kumamoto Prefecture Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuto Aijima Vs Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki
2. Hikaru Sato & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kenny Omega & Masa Takanashi
3. Crazy Independent Tag Team Match: Kota Ibushi & TAKA Michinoku Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi

It’s been a while since Kota Ibushi & TAKA Michinoku have been in the ring together. They will need to get along if they want to have a chance against Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi. Dino & Oishi have been on a roll lately.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU IN KOKURA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TORI KASHIWA RICE~”, 14/06/2013
Fukuoka Kokura Gymnasium

1. DDT x Gamushara Pro Wrestling Collaboration: Sanshiro Takagi, Dynamite Kyushu & Tetsuo Vs MIKAMI, Sexy Rosie & Nicholas Jolly Imanaka
2. Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Gota Ihashi Vs Shigehiro Irie, Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma

Independent wrestlers Isamu Taniguchi and Kibo Kubo will also wrestle on the show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU IN FUKUOKA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TORIMON~”, 16/06/2013
Fukuoka Make Utopia

1. Rings or Retainer Supplanting His Lord! Good Battle Plentifully Heisei!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Batten Tamagawa
2. Hakata Specialty 3 Way Super Tag Battle: Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma Vs Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi

Yuto Aijima and Azul Dragon are scheduled to compete on this show.

DDT “PROGRESS AND HARMONY OF WRESTLING”, 17/08/2013
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

There is a difference between the two Sumo Hall events DDT is holding this August. While the second event will be about DDT’s biggest matches of the year, the first will be a collaboration of wrestling and acts from other forms of entertainment. DDT announced several acts who will be present for the first show. The overall host is comedian Ryota Yamasato from Nankai Candies. The musicial acts involved are Kenji Otsuki, Jun Retsu, Net Burst (Kazuyoshi Sakai’s music group), Up Up Girls, Sizukaze and Kizuna ~KIZUNA~. Finally, actor Tetsu Watanabe will appear. Watanabe is the father of Antonio Honda.