“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2018 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT” Results

December 31, 2018

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2018 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT”, 31/12/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,242 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuki Iino defeated Ryota Hama & Antonio Honda (w/ Jaki Numazawa) when Sekimoto submitted Honda with a Scorpion Lock (6:26).
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuji Okabayashi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Takuya Nomura & Kazuki Hirata when Okabayashi submitted Hirata with the Argentine Backbreaker (6:57).
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuko Miyamoto & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Brahman Kei & Masahiro Takanashi (w/ Brahman Shu) when Miyamoto submitted Takanashi with a Cross Armbreaker (5:53).
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Takayuki Ueki & Mike Bailey defeated Great Kojika & Sammy Guevara when Ueki pinned Kojika with a School Boy (6:44).
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuya Aoki & MAO defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Tetsuya Endo when Aoki pinned Yoshino with a Modified Backslide Pin (7:37).
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daichi Hashimoto & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Yoshihisa Uto & Sanshiro Takagi (w/ Hideki Suzuki) when Hashimoto pinned Takagi with the Shining Wizard (1:22).
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Minoru Fujita & Soma Takao when Higuchi pinned Takao with a Cradle (5:38).
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Masashi Takeda & HARASHIMA defeated Ryuji Ito & Yuki Ueno when Takeda pinned Ueno with a One Man Conchairto (6:50).
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Yuji Okabayashi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuki Iino when Sakaguchi pinned Iino with the God’s Right Knee (9:50).
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Yuko Miyamoto & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Takayuki Ueki & Mike Bailey when Miyamoto submitted Ueki with a Heel Hold (9:21).
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Daichi Hashimoto & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Yuya Aoki & MAO when Sasaki submitted Aoki with the Cross Facelock (9:14).
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Yasufumi Nakanoue & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Masashi Takeda & HARASHIMA ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
12a. Sudden Death – 1 Count Fall: Masashi Takeda & HARASHIMA defeated Yasufumi Nakanoue & Kazusada Higuchi when HARASHIMA pinned Higuchi with a Jackknife Pin (0:41).
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Yuji Okabayashi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Daichi Hashimoto & Daisuke Sasaki when Okabayashi pinned Hashimoto with the Golem Splash (10:07).
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Yuko Miyamoto & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Masashi Takeda & HARASHIMA ended in a Time Limit Draw (15:00).
14a. Sudden Death – 1 Count Fall: Yuko Miyamoto & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Masashi Takeda & HARASHIMA when Takeshita pinned HARASHIMA with a Rolling Leg Clutch (1:54).
15. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Yuko Miyamoto & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuji Okabayashi & Yukio Sakaguchi when Takeshita pinned Sakaguchi with the Fable (13:10).

The annual New Year’s tradition of a massive inter-promotional tournament in Korakuen Hall is back again. The teams all contained one Big Japan wrestler and one DDT wrestler although a few had an extra wrestler aiding them from ringside one way or another. Let’s get through this marathon.

Round 1

Muscle Wolf Vs Hama Ton
Antonio Honda was able to poke Daisuke Sekimoto in the eyes with Gongitsune but Yuki Iino was one step ahead and countered Honda with a nipple pinch when the attack was aimed at him. This is the point where Ryota Hama thinks his team lost the match. From there Sekimoto gave Honda an Atomic Drop and then submitted him with a Scorpion Deathlock. Jaki Numazawa was in Hama & Honda’s corner for the match. He blames himself for the team losing.

Bald & Blonde Vs ☆Team Nomura☆
Takuya Nomura came out dressed like Kazuki Hirata. The two were about to dance for their entrance when Yukio Sakaguchi immediately attacked Hirata. Nomura stood up to his opponents with his kicks but his momentum was purposely stopped by Hirata so he could tag in. Hirata’s knock out chop worked against Yuji Okabayashi although it took a few moments for it to take effect. Nomura & Hirata got to do their dance but unbeknownst to them, Okabayashi & Sakaguchi got up behind them also wearing Hirata Go glasses! The bald and blonde wrestlers beat up their opponents along to the music until Okabayashi submitted Hirata with the Argentine Backbreaker. Nomura said he doesn’t remember anything after he put on the glasses. He also never learned Hirata’s dance and blames that for the loss. On the bright side, Hirata thinks there are infinite possibilities for them together as a team. He hopes they work together again so he can harness that power to beat Sakaguchi!

Nishinari Elite Yankee Konosuke And Joshi Pro Wrestling’s Strongest Man Vs Toryumon Refugees
This year Yuko Miyamoto has been promoting himself as the strongest Joshi wrestler in Japan. In the opening round he was going to prove it by transforming himself into Shinobu Kandori! He entered to Kandori’s song “GET IT BACK” and wore an identical costume to hers. Maybe she would have found it funny but she was too busy losing her shit at a Brazilian She Hulk over at the RIZIN show during this time. Masahiro Takanashi and the Brahman Brothers also paid a tribute of their own to their mentor Ultimo Dragon by entering to his music. Brahman Shu was also wearing an Ultimo Dragon mask. The usual Brahmans plunder came out like their suitcase and bowling ball. Konosuke Takeshita threw the briefcase at Takanashi then handled the Brahmans while Miyamoto scrambled with Takanashi. Miyamoto rolled Takanashi into a Cross Armbreaker for the submission victory. He and Takanashi then gave the Brahmans a taste of their own medicine by doing the bowling ball spot on them. Backstage Takanashi & Brahman Kei begged Shu/Dragon for forgiveness. Kei/Dragon demanded they become Toryumon trainees againt and pay the tuition fees along with it.

Japan-US 4 Dimensional Combination Vs Team Let’s Go
Takayuki Ueki & Mike Bailey got along great, screaming “Let’s Go!” at everyone and each other for the entire match. Bailey was also wearing his own Ueki’s style shirt with his name on it. Sammy Guevara gave both of them the middle finger and The Great Kojika did the same later. Kojika got into a strike exchange with Bailey until Ueki snuck in a School Boy to pin him. Kojika enjoyed teaming with Guevara and wants to do it again next year. Guevara asked Kojika how old he was. Kojika said he was 60…

2nd Generation Party Boys Vs Cherry Boys On The Run
Tetsuya Endo wasn’t eager to team with Tatsuhiko Yoshino. He had to be encouraged down to the ring by Yoshino and Kota Sekifuda. During the match MAO put Endo in a Crab Hold and Endo couldn’t move. Sekifuda got into the ring and along with the audience taught Endo how to reach the ropes. Endo tried to follow the instructions but MAO dragged him back into the centre and Yoshino had to break up the hold. When Yoshino got tagged in the match became more cheeky when he pulled down the back of Yuya Aoki & MAO’s tights, exposing their backsides. Endo & Yoshino would end up having the back of their tights pulled back too. Aoki put an end to the match by backsliding Yoshino into a pin and bridging over on top of him for the pin. Endo told Yoshino he would be muting him on Twitter because of what happened.

Super Fighting Three Musketeers Vs Black Tri-Stars
This was weird. Daichi Hashimoto & Daisuke Sasaki came out doing a mashup act of The Three Musketeers: Daichi’s father Shinya Hashimoto, Masahiro Chono and Keiji Muto. They were supposed to fight Yoshihisa Uto & Sanshiro Takagi with Hideki Suzuki in their corner but they were nowhere to be found. Instead the Black Tri-Star Gundams appeared! They circled around Korakuen Hall until they finally attacked. Sasaki grabbed their cannon and struck them with it. Hashimoto then channeled Muto and his chronic knee pain to hit the Shining Wizard and win the match. The Black Tri-Stars fled but not before attacking Mita Sayoko at the commentary table along the way.

Team Katagi Vs MudNATION
Yasufumi Nakanoue carried a wooden sword to the ring and acted like Kazusada Higuchi’s mentor for the match. Nakanoue tried to strike Soma Takao with the sword but he moved and Higuchi took the blow. Minoru Fujita grabbed the sword and tried to attack Higuchi. Higuchi also moved out of the ring and Takao got hit. That allowed Higuchi to cradle Takao for the three count. Both Fujita & Takao said they couldn’t hear each other during the match and would have needed subtitles to communicate better.

Team A Line Vs Crazy Smile
Yuki Ueno got in the death match mood by dressing up like Ryuji Ito and asking for the match to be held under Hardcore rules. On the other side, Masashi Takeda wore one of HARASHIMA’s ring jackets for his entrance and wanted to wrestle a normal match. Chairs were brought into the ring anyway and were used a lot. Ueno didn’t hesitate to hit his DISASTER BOX leader HARASHIMA with a chair but that meant HARASHIMA also would not hold back when the roles were reversed. Takeda wasn’t able to hit the Reverse U-Crash, Ueno countered it into a Cradle for a nearfall. Takeda instead placed a chair on top of Ueno’s face then hit it with another chair to keep Ueno down for the pin count. Ito & Ueno admitted they did not communicate with each other much before the show. They only shared 4 or 5 direct messages with each other. If they team up again they promise to message each other more.

Round 2

Muscle Wolf Vs Bald & Blonde
Big lads collided a bunch to kick off the second round. In the dying seconds of the match Sakaguchi hit Iino with the God’s Right Knee to get the win. Iino thinks he pulled a muscle in his leg after doing the Spear. However he says he learned a lot teaming with Sekimoto and will use it to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles in DDT on 3rd January. Iino and Sekimoto also promised to keep in touch through DMs.

Nishinari Elite Yankee Konosuke And Joshi Pro Wrestling’s Strongest Man Vs Team Let’s Go
Ueki came up with the perfect plan to counter Miyamoto’s Shinobu Kandori tribute. He came out dressed as Aja Kong! Bailey also joined in by having his face painted like Kong’s. The Kandori Vs Kong match up was historically accurate until Ueki lost his temper and pulled out his gun. Ueki then crotched himself on the top rope and Miyamoto submitted him with a Heel Hold. Ueki admitted that Miyamoto really is the world’s strongest male Joshi wrestler.

Cherry Boys On The Run Vs Super Fighting Three Musketeers
Hashimoto continued the Muto tribute by putting Aoki in the Figure 4 Leg Lock. Sasaki was put in danger after MAO dove onto him. However Sasaki avoided Aoki’s Tiger Suplex and trapped him in the Cross Facelock. Aoki fought to reach the ropes but Sasaki rolled him back into the centre and made him tap out. MAO felt regretful because their elimination from the tournament means the Cherry Boys’ youth has come to an end and they now have to become adults. Maybe it’s not all bad though. MAO heard that a 23 year old’s sex drive is bigger than an 18 year old’s. So maybe he can still work hard when he reaches the ripe old age of 23…

Team Katagi Vs Crazy Smile
The first time limit draw of the show happened here. This time HARASHIMA got into Takeda’s state of mind by wearing Takeda’s entrance gear to the ring. He held Higuchi in place for Takeda to stick a bundle of bamboo skewers into his head. Higuchi then got revenge by sticking skewers in HARASHIMA’s head. They scrambled for a pin but the 10 minute time limit was reached. The match restarted with One Count Pinfall rules to determine the winners. Higuchi went for the Doctor Bomb but HARASHIMA countered it into a Jackknife for the one count victory. Backstage Higuchi took responsibility for the “scandal” of his team losing. He is blessed to have a “big brother” like Nakanoue looking over him. Nakanoue then told him the team was disbanded and he walked out of the room, leaving Higuchi all alone.

Semi Finals

Bald & Blonde Vs Super Fighting Three Musketeers
The semi final lottery paired Okabayashi & Sakaguchi against Hashimoto & Sasaki. Things kicked off literally with Sakaguchi and Hashimoto laying into each other with kicks. Okabayashi blasted Sasaki with a Lariat then added another Lariat with the God’s Right Knee to combo Hashimoto. Sakaguchi kicked Sasaki away while Okabayashi pinned Hashimoto with the Golem Splash. Sasaki blamed Hashimoto for drawing a Muto Kitty on his shirt instead of the Muto Bear. He then came up with an idea to go drink at Seiji Sakaguchi’s house. Hashimoto tried to follow him but he still had Muto’s knee pain to deal with.

Nishinari Elite Yankee Konosuke And Joshi Pro Wrestling’s Strongest Man Vs Crazy Smile
Miyamoto ditched the Shinobu Kandori jokes and wrestled as his normal self for the rest of the show. Takeshita also wore custom made Yankee gear to match with his tag partner. Another time limit draw happened this time with 15 minutes not being enough to get a result. Sudden death did not immediately begin because the draw happened minutes before 2018 ended and 2019 would begin. The locker room emptied out for the countdown and everyone celebrate the New Year! Overtime then began and HARASHIMA went for the Somato on Takeshita. Takeshita moved and HARASHIMA crashed into the corner. Miyamoto then hit a Somato to HARASHIMA from behind and Takeshita used a Rolling Leg Clutch to pin HARASHIMA for the one count! Takeda & HARASHIMA both had fun teaming together. Takeda was praised for the big success he is currently achieving. HARASHIMA hopes to reach a similar level in 2019. Takeda also talked about Abdullah Kobayashi who was originally supposed to team with HARASHIMA on this show before suffering a shoulder injury.

Sumo Hall Announcements

The first big news of 2019 is DDT and Big Japan announcing a Sumo Hall double header happening this November. DDT runs Sumo Hall on 3rd November and Big Japan has their show on the 4th. Both Sanshiro Takagi and Eiji Kosaka acted like they didn’t expect the other to make their announcement. Yukinori Matsui went ahead with setting up the ticket sales for both shows anyway. Both companies see the situation as friendly competition. They would like to make hundreds of millions of yen this year but may need something like a donation from Floyd Mayweather to make that happen.

Final

Bald & Blonde Vs Nishinari Elite Yankee Konosuke And Joshi Pro Wrestling’s Strongest Man
Is this definitely the first pro wrestling match of 2019 around the world? Let’s go with that until somebody says otherwise. With no time limit, a winner must be decided definitively. Takeshita got rid of Okabayashi with a German Suplex followed by a Somato from Miyamoto. Sakaguchi aimed the God’s Right Knee at Takeshita but it was blocked and turned into a Reverse Implant Driver. Takeshita ended the night by hitting the Fable on Sakaguchi to win the tournament! Takeshita thanked Miyamoto for helping him reach the final for the 4th year in a row. Miyamoto promised to get his own custom Takeshita gear to return the favour for Takeshita’s costume. Takeshita ended the show by saying both DDT and Big Japan will do their best not to lose against the larger pro wrestling companies this year. The Sumo Hall double header in November will show that.

Japan Indie Grand Prix Awards

There was a break after the 2nd Round for the Japan Indie Grand Prix Awards ceremony to be held. Masashi Takeda dominated the contest by winning the MVP award and being featured FOUR times in the Best Match category! He hopes to become a triple champion in 2019. Isami Kodaka wants to win Best Bout again in 2019 but this time as the match winner. El Lindaman accepted the Best Unit Award on behalf of #STRONGHEARTS. He said 2019 will be an important year not just for the unit but also OWE. He personally also wants to win another championship so he can be a double champion. Best Newcomer Syuuou Fujiwara couldn’t be at the show but he was able to send in a video message. In the message Fujiwara said he is upset that Mita Sayoko is being physically given the award instead of him. He threatened to come down to Samurai! TV studio to take it back. When Eiji Kosaka accepted the Best Show Award for BJW’s Sumo Hall show, he promised to protect Mita from Fujiwara because she is his favourite Mita.

MVP
1. Masashi Takeda
2. Hideki Suzuki
3. Syuuou Fujiwara
4. Masahiro Takanashi
5. Minoru Fujita

Best Bout
1. Masashi Takeda Vs Isami Kodaka (Big Japan, 20th June)
2. Hideki Suzuki Vs Daisuke Sekimoto (Big Japan, 11th November)
3. Masashi Takeda Vs Violent Jack (FREEDOMS, 2nd May)
4. Masashi Takeda Vs Jun Kasai (Jun Kasai Produce, 28th August)
5. Masashi Takeda Vs Masaya Takahashi (Big Japan, 11th November)

Best Unit
1. #STRONGHEARTS
2. Kobayashi-gun
3. Arrival
4. DAMNATION
5. 3rd Generation Bloody Brothers

Best Box Office
1. Big Japan at Sumo Hall, 11th November
2. DDT at Sumo Hall, 21st October
3. Jun Kasai Produce at Korakuen Hall, 28th August
4. Masahiro Takanashi Produce at Ryogoku KFC Hall, 8th July
5. Guts World at Shinjuku FACE, 15th April

Best Newcomer
1. Syuuou Fujiwara
2. Yuya Aoki
3. Koju Takeda
4. Yoshihisa Uto
5. Ayame Sasamura


Akito Targets STRONG HEARTS, YUMI Debut, FUMA FEST, Big Boss Trio Reunite

November 26, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN SHINJUKU”, 30/11/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
1. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuki Ueno
2. CIMA, El Lindaman, Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel Vs Akito, Yuki Iino, Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda & Gorgeous Matsuno
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Puma King
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs MAO
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Go Shiozaki
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Shinya Aoki Vs Sammy Guevara

When Akito finished in 2nd place at the Dramatic General Election, he was given a title shot of his choice among the secondary DDT championships. After yesterday’s show he decided to go after the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles currently held by the STRONG HEARTS. Unfortunately news has since come out that Shunma Katsumata is now out of action with a right orbital and cheek bone fracture so there is no date scheduled yet for the title match.

Danshoku Dieno is also on the injury list. When his memory returned so to did all of his neck, shoulder and back problems. He is taking a few weeks off to get some rest.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY ~FIVE YEAR OLD TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING~”, 01/12/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. YUMI Debut Match: YUMI Vs Saki Akai
2. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino Vs Hinano
3. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Veda Scott Vs Hikari, Miu & Raku
4. Haruna Neko Vs Pom Harajuku
5. Reika Saiki Vs Mina Shirakawa
6. Yuu Vs Nodoka Tenma
7. Evening Before The Explosion! 5th Anniversary Special Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Maki Ito, Shoko Nakajima & Riho

Reika Saiki and Mina Shirakawa had been teaming together for the last couple of shows. Now they face off against each other.

The trainee Yumi is going all upper case for her debut. YUMI is from Tokyo, born on 26th July, 2004 and has B Type blood. She is currently a junior high school student in the 2nd grade.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.2 ~WRESTLE THRASHING MAD~”, 08/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Stanley Nakano Vs Jinbeizamen
2. Nakatsu Dickinson & Abe Halford Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ricky Fuji
4. Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yuka Miyamoto
5. Hardcore Match: FUMA Vs Great Sasuke

Every match will consist of different live performances for some of the entrances. Nakatsu Dickinson is Ryota Nakatsu as Bruce Dickinson. Abe Halford is Fuminori Abe as Rob Halford. Stanley Nakano is Takato Nakano as Paul Stanley.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2019 ~DDT 22ND ANNIVERSARY~”, 17/02/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Special 6-Person Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito Vs X, X & X

The trio of Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito had teamed together once before. Nagayo held a show in Differ Ariake way back on 25th March, 2005. They defeated Mayumi Ozaki, Shadow WX & Abdullah Kobayashi in a 1,000m Barbed Wire and 100 Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match in the main event. Fourteen years later the three will reunite at Sumo Hall.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #4” Results

May 8, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #4”, 08/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
162 Fans – No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Rekka with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (5:12).
0. NO TV Match: Mizuki Watase defeated Daiki Shimomura with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker (5:03).
1. Maji Manji Big Three Single Match: Soma Takao defeated Mad Paulie with the Official Endless Waltz (5:10).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Saki Akai (c), Toru Owashi, Masahiro Taknashi, Antonio Honda, MAO, Gorgeous Matsuno and Makoto (12:59).
2a. Makoto eliminated Antonio Honda by Ring Out (6:29).
2b. Saki Akai (c) eliminated Makoto by Ring Out (6:33).
*V1 for Saki Akai.
2c. Masahiro Takanashi eliminated Saki Akai (c) with a School Boy (6:38).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1,303rd champion.
2d. Gorgeous Matsuno eliminated Masahiro Takanashi (c) by Pinfall (9:32).
*Gorgeous Matsuno becomes the 1,304th champion.
2e. MAO eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (10:18).
2f. Nobuhiro Shimatani eliminated Gorgeous Matsuno (c) by Pinfall (11:40).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,305th champion.
2g. Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) eliminated MAO by Ring Out (12:59).
*V1 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) defeated Reina Fujie by Kickout (7:33 pm).
*V2 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with the Big Boot (7:34 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,306th champion.
3. Maji Manji Big Three Single Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yuki Ueno with the Doctor Bomb (6:21).
4. 3 Way Tag Match: KUDO & Keisuke Ishii defeated Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid and Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Ishii pinned Katsumata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (5:30).
5. Men’s Soul Tradition – Loser Gets A Perm: Danshoku Dieno defeated Makoto Oishi with the Danshoku Driver (6:26).
6. Maji Manji Big Three Single Match: HARASHIMA defeated Tetsuya Endo by Disqualification when Mad Paulie attacked HARASHIMA (4:15).
7. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match ~ Hardcore Match: Ryuji Ito defeated Kota Umeda with the Dragon Splash (11:05).

Kota Umeda’s journey of challenges entered it’s second phase with a Hardcore Match against the “Death Match Dragon” Ryuji Ito. Umeda was hit with chairs and a barbed wire baseball bat. However he got to return the favour by jumping off a ladder and splashing Ito through a table. Ito dodged the Penalty Kick and stunned Umeda with the Dragon Kick. A Superplex onto a pile of chairs got Ito a nearfall. Umeda couldn’t recover and was pinned with the Dragon Splash. Umeda learned after the match that his next opponent as part of his trial is Masato Tanaka! When the surprise of that announcement went away, Kazusada Higuchi challenged Umeda to a singles match at the 20th May Korakuen Hall show.

The match between HARASHIMA and Tetsuya Endo ended with Mad Paulie attacking HARASHIMA. Daisuke Sasaki entered the ring but needed a cane to move around because of his injury. He swung it at HARASHIMA but he ducked and Paulie took the blow. Soma Takao ran out to rescue HARASHIMA with a chair in hand. Takao was ready to attack when he turned around and hit HARASHIMA instead! Soma gave him the Gin And Tonic then removed his Smile Squash shirt to reveal a red lettered DAMNATION shirt underneath! Sasaki told everyone the big news. Soma Takao is DAMNATION’s fifth man! Takao told Sasaki he is not his pet. Takao was sick of HARASHIMA being selfish and this turn had been in the works for a long time.

A viewer poll determined the stipulation for Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi. The loser would have to either get hit in the butt with a baseball bat, kiss Hisaya Imabayashi or get their hair styled into a perm. The AbemaTV audience chose the Perm option. Dieno won the match and asked Oishi to help him search for like minded souls. However Oishi has other plans. He thinks guys like Dieno, Antonio Honda and Super Sasadango Machine are now too old for DDT and it’s time for a new generation of wrestlers to replace them. Oishi will look for two young wrestlers to team with so they can destroy Dieno, Honda & Sasadango on 20th May.

Keisuke Ishii’s plan of targeting Shigehiro Irie’s right knee is working perfectly so far. Ishii won another match over Irie today. He said that exploiting Irie’s weakness has made him become more confident. Irie on the other hand is getting more and more furious over the situation. Over on the other end Shunma Katsumata is beginning to figure out what his own problem is. He reckons his heart is weak. Konosuke Takeshita agreed and told him that he has guts but that is different from having heart. His advice to Katsumata is not to be afraid of criticism or of getting beaten up more.

It looked like Yuki Ueno got the better of Higuchi when they brawled outside the ring. Ueno placed Higuchi on a table but by the time he got back into the ring and climbed the turnbuckle Higuchi sat back up, gave Ueno a look and got off the table. Ueno almost got lucky when he countered the Doctor Bomb into a Hurricanrana but Higuchi recovered and hit the Doctor Bomb properly for the win.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title was defended on “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” for the first time. Saki Akai went into the Battle Royal as the champion but the belt went to Masahiro Takanashi then Gorgeous Matsuno and ended with Nobuhiro Shimatani. When he walked up the ramp to leave he was attacked and Body Slammed by Sanshiro Takagi. The guest commentator Reina Fujie covered him but he kicked out, which counts as a successful title defence. Akai then kicked Shimatani in the face and pinned him to win back the title. Akai said her goal is to make the Iron Man Title recognisable around the world.


Irie Brings In A New Dawn, Will Things Change?

April 30, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Kouki Iwasaki
1. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
2. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao
4. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Miyu Yamashita
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & MAO

Unless it’s being done to attract the audience early, surely Shigehiro Irie’s match should be placed later in the card now that he is the champion. The match is also meant to push his title defence against Keisuke Ishii.

Smile Squash gets a shot at revenge on DAMNATION after the heel group tried to recruit HARASHIMA then immediately attacked him.

Kendo Kashin is still sending friendly text messages to the DDT offices that are meant for Gota Ihashi.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 04/05/2018
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KUDO Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi
3. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Mad Paulie
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Osaka City Origin MAO Local Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
7. Born In Shiroishi Tetsuya Endo Triumph! DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Both Tetsuya Endo and MAO are from Miyagi so they have to share their homecoming show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2018
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Hiratimo Dragon
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Toru Owashi Vs MAO & Yuki Ueno
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata, Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Antonio Honda
6. Department Of Civil Engineering, Hachinohe Institute Of Technology (Now Disappearing) Makoto Oishi Triumphant Return! Aomori Specialty Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita

With Kazuki Hirata banished from Japan again, Hiratimo Dragon takes his place in the previously announced 3 Way Match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Antonio Honda
2. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
3. Konosuke Takeshita & MAO Vs Koji Yoshida & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Tomoya Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Smile Squash are down to two members with Yuko Miyamoto and Yasu Urano both cutting ties from the group. Maybe Tomoya can attach himself to the unit.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #4”, 08/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Makoto
2. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match ~ Hardcore Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Kota Umeda

Kota Umeda’s trial continues with a clash against Big Japan’s own Ryuji Ito.

Joshi wrestler Makoto appears in DDT for the first time in a very long while. She has been in sub-brands like Ganbare☆Wrestling and New Beijing a few years ago but I can’t remember when she was last in DDT proper.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

HARASHIMA wants to avenge his defeat to KUDO last year. He is willing to put his newly won DDT Extreme Title on the line to do so.

Yuto Aijima and Azul Dragon will be on the show.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

Irie’s first defence is against an old friend. A former friend too. They held the All Asia Tag Team Titles together but that’s all in the past. Ishii has only beaten Irie twice in singles matches but that was early in their careers. Since then Irie has gotten the upper hand and has won more of their matches against each other. Both are champions now and currently feel they are the best they’ve ever been.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
2. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
3. Crash The Super Heavy Special Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura, Mad Paulie
4. Special Single Match ~Clouds~: Yuki Ueno Vs Dick Togo
5. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

The teams for the Super Heavy Tag match will be determined during the show.

Magnitude Kishiwada and Shoichi Uchida will also be wrestling.


BASARA “VAJRA 47 ~FEAST~” Results

September 19, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 47 ~FEAST~”, 19/09/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
203 Fans

1. Ryuichi Sekine defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino with the Let’s Combine (8:10).
2. A Professional Wrestling Agency Which Can Be A Matrix: Gouma Ryu defeated Kuishinbo Kamen with the Super Long Stupid Moonsault (8:15).
3. Betrayal Of Senga? Danger Team Best Stretch: Hercules Senga & Takato Nakano defeated Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi when Senga pinned Stretchman with a Cradle (8:55).
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo and Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano when Ryuichi pinned Kubo with a Perfect Plex (15:56).
5. Isami Kodaka 15th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Blessed Edition~: Ryuji Ito & GENTARO defeated Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu when GENTARO pinned Kodaka with a Lou Thesz Back Drop (18:50).

Isami Kodaka was put through the wringer by two of his seniors as his 15th Anniversary series continued. He & Ryota Nakatsu were defeated by GENTARO & Ryuji Ito. Kodaka was crushed by Ito’s Dragon Splash and was then given a Lou Thesz style Back Drop by GENTARO. Kodaka fought through the pain to rise back to his feet but another Back Drop put him down for the count. GENTARO apologised to Kodaka because he forgot it was his 15th Anniversary. GENTARO remembered seeing Kodaka fight Kengo Mashimo in one of his first wrestling matches for K-DOJO. He is amazed to watch him grow into a great wrestler. Ito congratulated Kodaka too but then bragged that he and GENTARO are both celebrating their 18th Anniversary this year.

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi used Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi’s Perfect Plex to win the 3 Way Tag Match. Hiroshi praised him for using the move backstage afterwards. After all, it is the perfect finishing move. Ryuichi said that today he blew his “American Big Magnum”. Next month at Korakuen Hall, Ryuichi’s “Big Magnum” will blow off Kodaka’s thin arms!

Hercules Senga was thrilled to bring Speed Of Sounds back to BASARA but was annoyed to learn that he would be fighting against Tsutomu Oosugi instead of teaming with him. When he pinned Best Stretchman V3 to win the match, Senga demanded he give Oosugi back to him. Stretchman refused and told Senga to bring a stronger partner next time. He wants to fight Senga as many times as possible. Senga said he will and he promised he would rescue Oosugi eventually. Oosugi seemed okay with the whole situation. To him it was just a match.