DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 20” Results

May 14, 2017

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 20”, 14/05/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
326 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. defeated Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Hirata submitted MAO with the Hirata Lock (8:13).
2. Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai defeated Mad Paulie & Heidi Katrina when Akai pinned Katrina with the Rookie Award (7:05).
3. Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs Vs Toru Owashi & Shigehiro Irie ended in a No Contest (8:40).
4. Antonio Honda & Keisuke Ishii defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when Honda pinned Sasaki with the Diving Fist Drop (14:59).
5. ALL OUT Vs DNA!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Takeshita pinned Higuchi with the Surprise Rose (13:55).
*Konosuke Takeshita wins Kazusada Higuchi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
6. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Urano pinned Takanashi with the Tombstone Piledriver (22:01).

Yasu Urano is picking up steam on the way to his KO-D Openweight Title shot. Today he scored the victory for Smile Squash over Shuten-dōji. But it was a bitter sweet result for Urano. This was his final match against his longtime friends and rivals as a DDT contracted wrestler. Urano was originally invited by KUDO to wrestle in DDT a decade ago and for that he will always be grateful. He is also inspired by Yukio Sakaguchi who showed him that you are never too old to try something new. Last but not least he respects Masahiro Takanashi for making up for his lack of size and power by working hard on his techniques.

The Right To Challenge Contracts took an unexpected turn when the KO-D Champion himself Konosuke Takeshita got his hands on one. Takeshita used his new Wrist Clutch Fisherman Buster to pin Kazusada Higuchi and take his gauntlet. We found out afterwards that the move is called the Surprise Rose. Akito kept asking Takeshita if he could have the RTC Contract because the champion shouldn’t need it. Takeshita kept telling him no because he knew Akito would just cash it in on him immediately. When that was settled, ALL OUT announced they will be revealing a new member of the team at the 28th May Korakuen Hall show.

Today didn’t go so well for Daisuke Sasaki. He also lost to Antonio Honda for the first time in their current series of matches. Sasaki brought in a chair after a referee bump but Honda stopped him with a Low Blow and the Scorpion Death Drop. Honda then hit the Diving Fist Drop for the finish. If that wasn’t bad enough, Sasaki also went through some women problems earlier in the show. I’ll get to that later.

The International Gay Factory’s antics were so out of control during their match with Toru Owashi & Shigehiro Irie that it ended in a No Contest. Danshoku Dino grabbed the arms of anyone from ringside from referees to wrestlers to even the GM Amon Tsurumi. Dino would grab their arms and use Royce Isaac’s Miracle Ass to break them until NωA came down to stop them. Makoto Oishi told IGF that he cannot forgive them for their actions.

Sasaki was caught red handed doing his fake translations of Heidi Katrina’s promos. After Saki Akai pinned Katrina in their tag match, Akai wanted to put an end to their feud and team up together. This time Tetsuya Koda gave the proper interpretations to Katrina and she was furious to find out Sasaki was lying to her the entire time. Sasaki kicked Koda away but the damage was done and Katrina attacked Sasaki with Akai’s help. She then accepted Akai’s offer to team up.

Masahiro Takanashi attacked Hirata Collection A.T. after the opening match. Sanshiro Takagi decided to join in by stomping his buddy because he felt like it. Takanashi demanded a singles match with Hirata at Korakuen. Amon Tsurumi decided they will get a tag team match instead. Hirata suddenly announced his partner for the match will be Daiki Shimomura’s cousin from Italy. Shimomura didn’t know he has a cousin from Italy. He was even more confused when Hirata said the cousin’s name is Hiranito Collection A.T. but whatever, he’ll go with it.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN KASUKABE” Results

May 14, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN KASUKABE”, 14/05/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
241 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Mizuki defeated Nodoka-oneesan with the Cutie Special (7:31).
2. 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase defeated Nonoko and Maho Kurone when Manase pinned Nonoko with the Neck Screw (7:16).
3. Miyu Yamashita defeated Azusa Takigawa with the Attitude Adjustment (10:24).
4. Saki-nami defeated Rika Tatsumi with the Two Step Face Kick (12:23).
5. Yuu & Syoko Nakajima defeated Yuka Sakazaki & Reika Saiki when Nakajima pinned Saiki with the Northern Lights Suplex (15:19).

After an 8 month absence, Yuka Sakazaki returned to Tokyo Joshi Pro to have her preparation match with Yuu. But the result involved the other big match up for the 4th June show. Syoko Nakajima avoided Reika Saiki’s Tower Bridge and pinned her with the Northern Lights Suplex. After the match Nakajima told Saiki that next time she will beat her on her own. Yuu welcomed Sakazaki back but said she will successfully defend the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title against her.

Rika Tatsumi kept her promise and brought a doctor to inspect Martha’s true identity. But it wasn’t just any doctor, it was Masayuki Hayashi! Dr. Hayashi is one of the most famous ring doctors in pro wrestling, mostly known for his appearances in New Japan. Despite Saki-nami’s protests, Dr. Hayashi dragged Martha backstage while the match began. They reappeared late in the match to announce the medical results. Hayashi concluded that Martha is indeed an 8 year old girl. Foul play was considered then proven when Dr. Hayashi blinded Tatsumi with powder after the referee was knocked down. Saki-nami hit the Two Step Face Kick to steal the victory then repeated Dr. Hayashi’s results to boos. Tatsumi complained about Dr. Hayashi’s betrayal and challenged Saki to another match on 4th June. Saki would only accept if the Dragon Bombers would split up when they lose. Tatsumi fired back demanding SIN Biishiki-gun to dissolve if the Bombers win. Saki accepted and offered Dr. Hayashi to accompany her for the match. He seemed rather enamored with her so it looks like that’s a yes. In a backstage interview Dr. Hayashi admitted he had doubts over what Martha was. He originally thought Martha was a 3 year old girl… Meanwhile the Dragon Bombers are determined not to lose because they have a T-shirt going on sale soon and disbanding would cancel that product.

Azusa Takigawa announced she will be bringing back her “legendary” underground idol unit Aime on 4th June. The unit was formed 10 years ago and consisted only of Takigawa and Shuko Matsuda. Their first and only single was called “Summer Mode ☆”. Takigawa is resurrecting Aime because she wants to show Itoh Maki who the real top idol in Tokyo Joshi is.

Nonoko carried an issue of Tokyo Sports newspaper in her hands during the 3 Way Match. She ended up wearing it over her neck and shoulders to mock Yuna Manase because Manase hesitated to do anything that would damage the paper. What Nonoko didn’t expect was for Maho Kurone to attack her from behind and tear the paper off her. Manase then hit the Neck Screw on Nonoko to win the match. Nonoko still thinks she deserves to be Miss Tokyo Sports instead of Manase. She accused Manase of having fake boobs and challenged her to compare their bust measurements at Toyko Sports HQ.


KO-D Tag Titles Vacated, Ganbare☆Joshi Returns, Ganbare☆Climax

May 9, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~”, 10/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Conflict Settlement! Thoroughbred Vs Mad Dog: LEONA Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 1st DNA Spring Character Festival: Yuji Okabayashi, Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Royce Isaacs, Rekka & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 3rd Battle: Dai Suzuki Vs Go Shiozaki
4. Space Plancha Confrontation: TAKA Michinoku Vs MAO
5. Osaka City Blooming Flower High School Classmate Confrontation: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno
6. Third Degree Honesty: Kazushi Sakuraba Vs Kouki Iwasaki
7. PREMIUM GIG – I Will Get The DNA Of Junior: Kotaro Suzuki Vs Shunma Katsumata
8. MAIN GIG – DNA Strongest Decision: Mike Bailey Vs Kazusada Higuchi

The main event has even more on the line now that Kazusada Higuchi has a Right To Challenge contract in his possession.

BASARA “VAJRA 35 WU”, 12/05/2017
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Fuminori Abe
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Yusuke Kubo
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Best Stretchman V3 Vs Takato Nakano
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Gouma Ryu
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka Vs Ryota Nakatsu
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA Vs SAGAT

The first B Block matches take place here.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN KASUKABE”, 14/05/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Nonoko Vs Yuna Manase Vs Maho Kurone
2. Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Miyu Yamashita Vs Azusa Takigawa
4. Saki-nami Vs Rika Tatsumi
5. Yuu & Syoko Nakajima Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Reika Saiki

Yuka Sakazaki has her first match back since September 2016.

Rika Tatsumi will be bringing a doctor with her to prove that Saki-nami’s maid Martha is really a man in disguise.

BASARA “VAJRA 36 ~OSHU HAO~”, 14/05/2017
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

1. Yu Iizuka & Hiroshi Kondo Vs & Keisuke Goto
2. FUMA & Ken45 Vs SAGAT & Agu
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Ryuichi Sekine
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Yusuke Kubo Vs Best Stretchman V3
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Isami Kodaka
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Gouma Ryu

BASARA is bringing in some HEAT-Up wrestlers for their trip to Sendai.

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 20”, 14/05/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai Vs Mad Paulie & Heidi Katrina
2. Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs Vs Toru Owashi & Shigehiro Irie
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Antonio Honda & Keisuke Ishii
5. ALL OUT Vs DNA!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

The Saki Akai Vs Heidi Katrina feud continues.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 21/05/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Koji Yoshida
2. Toru Owashi, KUDO & Tomoya Vs Soma Takao, Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Hokkaido Specialty! Abashiri Outdoor Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs
4. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Smile Squash Vs DNA!: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Kouki Iwasaki & MAO
6. DDT Extreme Title Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Antonio Honda
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles Decision Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie

New No Fear have vacated the KO-D Tag Team Titles due to Yoshihiro Takayama’s injury. The new champions will be determined in a match between ALL OUT and Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie. Higuchi & Irie were chosen to be ALL OUT’s opponents because of their victory over HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey at “MAX BUMP 2017”. Also all four wrestlers in the match represent the future of DDT.

Daisuke Sasaki came up with a match idea for his DDT Extreme Title defence but got drunk afterwords and forgot about it.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “NISHI E HIGASHI E 2017”, 31/05/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Debut Match: Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Vs Kaori Yoneyama
2. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die! Decisive Battle!: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Ganbare The Great
3. When It Is A Match! Show Me Ganbare Soul!: Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Ganbare☆Wrestling is attempting to bring back its Ganbare☆Joshi brand. The joshi project came about for a show two years ago but nothing had been done with it since. After witnessing female shootboxers from around the world at the RIZIN Martial Arts EXPO, Ganpuro was inspired to bring the project back. This time Ganbare☆Joshi will be built around a brand new masked wrestler Ken Ohka is raising from scratch. The wrestler is actually Haruka Kato and she even admits as such but she is willing to reinvent herself. Her dream is to wrestle overseas and she hopes this experiment will help her achieve it. She hopes her new name will be something world class like Asuka. Her “debut” match will be against Kaori Yoneyama.

More details on the first Ganbare☆Climax emerged today. It will be a 16 man tournament open to both domestic and foreign wrestlers. Several Ganpuro wrestlers will participate but they will also be looking out for strong talent to fill in the remaining spots. It is a complete coincidence that a tournament of this calibur is taking place in Tokyo on the 11th, 12th and 13th August. Nope, no attempt at riding on another tournament’s coat tails here. None at all. Ken Ohka chose this date only because he wants to have wrestling on in the summer and the Climax refers to the end of summer. Nothing else!

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

1. Now, Fighting Idol Vs Underground Idol Announcer! Special Single Match: Itoh Maki Vs Azusa Takigawa
2. Special Single Match: Nonoko Vs Yuna Manase
3. Special Single Match: Syoko Nakajima Vs Reika Saiki
4. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki

Nonoko challenges Yuna Manase to put her Miss Tokyo Sports Award on the line in a match.


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 19” Results

April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Happy Motels Finale, Ganbare Tag Tournaments, Sasaki Vs Togo

March 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 18” Results

January 7, 2017

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DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 18”, 07/01/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
350 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. King Of Dark: Daiki Shimomura defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with a Crucifix Pin (1:47).
1. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Soma Takao & Gota Ihashi when Hirata pinned Ihashi with a Sliding Kick (7:27).
2. 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey and Shigehiro Irie defeated Mad Paulie by Disqualification when Paulie attacked the referee (11:01).
3. Yoshihiro Takayama, Kouki Iwasaki & Saki Akai defeated Antonio Honda, Guanchulo & Candice LeRae when Takayama pinned Guanchulo with the Running Knee Lift (9:13).
4. Keisuke Ishii & Mizuki Watase defeated Toru Owashi & Yasu Urano when Ishii pinned Urano with an Inside Cradle (10:22).
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA, Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Sasaki submitted Matsunaga with La Mistica Crossover Facelock (13:31).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Sakaguchi pinned MAO with the Right Knee Of God (10:20).
*V2 for Shuten-dōji.
7. KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Decision Tournament – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Kazusada Higuchi (25:31).

Konosuke Takeshita is one more match away from reaching the main event of “JUDGEMENT 2017” in March. He defeated Kasusada Higuchi in the first match of a four man playoff. There were Lariats a plenty as both men wanted to outlast the other with their strength. Takeshita kicked out of the Doctor Bomb at two but Higuchi kicked out of a Vertical Drop Brainbuster at one. Takeshita hit the same Horizontal Chops he used to beat Toru Owashi last year but Higuchi survived them. It took a German Suplex to end the match and send Takeshita through to the final. Takeshita said when he wins the KO-D Openweight Title at Saitama Super Arena he will want one more match with Higuchi.

Shuten-dōji are still the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions but they have bigger fish to fry this weekend. They are more invested in seeing KUDO beat Tetsuya Endo tomorrow and eventually win the main event spot for “JUDGEMENT 2017”. They would love nothing more than to see KUDO Vs HARASHIMA for the title to celebrate DDT’s 20th Anniversary.

HARASHIMA has other problems to worry about for now. After losing to DAMNATION, he was approached by Daisuke Sasaki. Calm and polite, Sasaki said he is over Candice LeRae and promised to fight fair against HARASHIMA in their title match on 29th January. They were about to shake hands when Sasaki kicked HARASHIMA and then put him in the Modified Cross Facelock until the champion fainted. Sasaki threw HARASHIMA out of the ring and yelled that he will become the champion on 29/1.

Yasu Urano is worried he now cannot challenge Keisuke Ishii for the AJPW Jr. Title after being pinned by him today. He was told that it’s still possible. It’s all up to the PWF President Dory Funk Jr. Urano wouldn’t dare to ask him immediately. Instead he’s going to be more calculated and wait until the time is right.

The 3 Way Match fell apart when Mad Paulie attacked the referee. Shigehiro Irie and Mike Bailey worked together to fight him off and send him packing. Irie gave Bailey a thumbs up afterwards.

It just goe from bad to worse for Nobuhiro Shimatani. After losing another King Of Dark Title match he was told afterwards that he cannot wrestle for DNA as long as he is champion. Shimatani swears he will get rid of the cursed championship and go back to DNA when it is relaunched next month.

Danshoku Dino was not at the show due to a back injury. Instead the BOYZ president Johnny Etajima appeared to announce his plans for the 12th January BOYZ event. He wants to do something unusual so the show will be based around a competition between two teams captained by Makoto Oishi and HARASHIMA. Oishi has a mystery wrestler on his team, the only clue is it’s an attractive blonde. Everyone assumes it is Yasu Urano.


New Year, New Dreams, New Drama

January 2, 2017

DDT “NEW YEAR LOTTERY SPECIAL! ALL SEATS 2,000 YEN BOX OFFICE!! 2017”, 03/01/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c), Hoshitango, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Dai Suzuki Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase, Rekka & Daiki Shimomura
1. 3 Way Tag Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao, Gorgeous Matsuno & Cherry
2. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Shigehiro Irie & Yasu Urano
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
4. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama, Dick Togo & Guanchulo
5. Happy New Year’s New Year Special!: Joey Ryan & Laura James Vs Saki Akai & Gota Ihashi
6. New Year! More Than Special Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Candice LeRae
7. DDT Extreme Title – IPPON Lighttube Death Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Akito
8. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Mike Bailey

Not long to go until the first DDT show of 2017. It has a mixture of everything. Title matches, a single lighttube, broken hearts, a dark match, Gorgeous Matsuno. You know, something for everybody!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’17”, 04/01/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Fantasy Begins ~Pro Wrestling Classroom Master Confrontation~: Nodoka-oneesan Vs Cherry
2. Pink Color Sparkling ~Minami Momochi Graduation Special Match~: Rika Tatsumi & Hyper Misao (w/ Minami Momochi) Vs Akane Miura & Maho Kurone
3. Hospitable With Big Love ~Konsho-gun Vs Married Wife-gun~: Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko Vs Ai Shimizu & Laura James (Special Referee: Joey Ryan)
4. Idol Survival ~Which Is Strong And Cute, Let It Get Clear!~: Reika Saiki Vs Itoh Maki
5. Magical Girl’s Counterattack ~The Enemy Of Yuka Will Be Avenged By Her Sister!~: Mil Clown Vs Candice LeRae
6. Watch Out For The Sweet Trap ~Saki Paris Triumphant Match~: Miyu Yamashita Vs Saki Akai
7. Seriously Hot Itteyon! – TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Syoko Nakajima

Hours before “WRESTLE KINGDOM 11” takes place in the Tokyo Dome, the girls of Tokyo Joshi Pro take the stage in Korakuen Hall.

BASARA “VAJRA 26 ~THOROUGHLY~”, 06/01/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Madoka & Yusuke Kubo Vs Shinya Ishida & Fuminori Abe
2. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Hi69
3. Japan And The US New Year Battle ~New Year’s Day! Trans-Am~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT Vs Daichi Kazato, Masamune & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
4. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs FUMA

The first BASARA show of 2017 has Isami Kodaka’s first Union MAX Title defence. FUMA is a former champion and has a 1-1 record against Kodaka in MAX Title matches.

DDT “DNA 29”, 07/01/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Dai Suzuki Vs Antonio Honda
3. Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Akito & Yasu Urano
4. Kazusada Higuchi & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mizuki Watase & Naomi Yoshimura
5. MAO Vs Mike Bailey
6. Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs Kotaro Suzuki & Madoka
7. Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Whatever Kouki Iwasaki’s New Year Resolutions are they better not be starting all over again from the bottom. A loss to Ryota Nakatsu will send him back down to Trainee status.

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 18”, 07/01/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Speaking of New Year Resolutions, Shunma Katsumata has one for winning the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. His first chance of the year happens this weekend.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN NAGOYA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENMUSU~”, 08/01/2017
Nagoya Chikusa Sports Center

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & X
2. HARASHIMA, Yoshihiro Takayama & Soma Takao Vs Shigehiro Irie, Konosuke Takeshita & Kengo Takai

MAO will be busy on this day and is unable to be at the show. Sanshiro Takagi is searching for a temporary replacement and also potential new member for NωA.

BASARA “VAJRA 27 ~OSAKA WINTER IN OYODO~”, 08/01/2017
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Gunso
2. Yusuke Kubo Vs Masamune
3. Wrestling LOL Encyclopedia: Gouma Ryu Vs Tadasuke
4. Osaka Metal New Year Festival: FUMA & HAYATA Vs HUB & Madoka
5. Hiroshi du Soleil Vs TsubaBilly: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Tsubasa & Billy Ken Kid
6. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu

The Aldini Brothers successfully defended the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles for the second time in ZERO1 on New Year’s Day. So their next match in BASARA will have the titles on the line.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN OYODO ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENROKU~”, 09/01/2017
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Antonio Honda & Yuni Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Guanchulo
2. 26cm Height Difference! New Year Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Makoto Oishi
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey (c) Vs Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi

A 26cm height difference shouldn’t be a problem for Makoto Oishi. Sure, he can take Yoshihiro Takayama no problem.

DDT’s youngest wrestler Yuni makes his return after a successful debut in Sumo Hall,