DNA “DNA 40” Results

January 21, 2018

DNA “DNA 40”, 21/01/2018
Saitama Kawaguchi Industrial Technology Center
250 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Antonio Honda defeated Mizuki Watase with the Diving Fist Drop (9:10).
2. Mike Bailey defeated Tomoya Hirata with the Ultima Weapon (7:25).
3. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda when Paulie pinned Ueno with the Paulie Buster (12:15).
4. Shunma Katsumata defeated Rekka with the ¡Hasta La Vista! (10:06).
5. Daiki Shimomura Local Triumph! Gran MilliMeters Vs Speed Of Sounds: Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Senga pinned Shimomura with the Koryu (12:33).
6. DNA-gun Vs Yoshimura-gun Full Confrontation Elimination 6-Man Tag Match: Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo defeated Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO (23:14).
6a. Kouki Iwasaki and Keisuke Okuda eliminated each other by Double Ring Out (10:46).
6b. Naomi Yoshimura eliminated MAO with a Cradle Crush (13:16).
6c. Kota Umeda eliminated Akira Jo with a Cradle (18:34).
6d. Naomi Yoshimura eliminated Kota Umeda with the Throwaway Power Bomb (23:14).

Naomi Yoshimura described today’s main event result as a perfect victory for Yoshimura-gun. He considers the feud with DNA finished but Kouki Iwasaki challenged Keisuke Okuda to a singles match. Kota Umeda also threw out a challenge against Yoshimura and MAO wants a match against Akira Jo. All of Yoshimura-gun accepted the challenges and attacked the DNA wrestlers again before leaving.

Speed Of Sounds thought they were lucky to beat Gran MilliMeters. After the match Tsutomu Oosugi admitted he was impatient throughout the match and that made him prone to mistakes. Hercules Senga praised Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani for taking it to them with only three years worth of experience together. The SOS told themselves to stay on their game the next time they faced the MilliMeters because they do not want to lose to them.

¡Hasta La Vista! is the name of Shunma Katsumata’s Lightning Spiral. He and Mizuki Watase were given a surprise announcement that they will face Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka in a tag match on 14th February!

Yuki Ueno asked Koju Takeda for another singles match next month. Ueno thinks of Takeda as his rival and it is necessary for them to wrestle each other often in order to reach the next step.


This Weekend’s Line Ups, Team Dino Vs Team Muta

January 19, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO THE PRINCE!”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Raku & Hikari Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Mizuki Vs Hyper Misao
3. Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yu, Nodoka-oneesan & Maki Ito
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Marika Kobashi
5. Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase

Time for the other brands to get some attention while DDT rests after their D-King Grand Prix tour.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TRY ME 2018”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Shuhei Washida Debut Match: Shuhei Washida Vs X
2. Special Single Match: Yukihiro Abe Vs Space Galaxy Warrior Andros
3. America Vs India! Ganpuro Special International In Ōji: Shota Vs Brian Aki
4. New Spring Special Mixed Tag Match ~ Ganpuro Vs Last Jedi: Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE Vs Chikara & Kaori Kobayashi
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Takeshi Okada

Space Galaxy Warrior Andros takes Gota Ihashi’s spot on the card after Ihashi pulled himself out.

DNA “DNA 40”, 21/01/2018
Saitama Kawaguchi Industrial Technology Center

1. Mike Bailey Vs Tomoya Hirata
2. Shunma Katsumata Vs Rekka
3. Mizuki Watase Vs Antonio Honda
4. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
5. Daiki Shimomura Local Triumph! Gran MilliMeters Vs Speed Of Sounds: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi
6. DNA-Gun Vs Yoshimura-gun Full Confrontation Elimination 6-Man Tag Match: Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo

The first DNA show of the year sees the regular guys take on Naomi Yoshimura and his fellow bullies.

BASARA “VAJRA 58 ~THE FOX OF THE PRINCE~”, 21/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
2. SAGAT Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Guts Ishijima
4. FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Daichi Kazato
5. Ryuichi Sekine Debut 10th Anniversary Memorial Match – 60 Minute Iron Man Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Ryuichi Sekine’s 10th Anniversary match is now an Ironman match! He and Ryota Nakatsu will duke it out for 60 minutes, most victories in that time determines who wins.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 25/03/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Residents Of Shinjuku Ni-chōme Vs Inhabitants Of The Demon World Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, X & X Vs Great Muta, X & X

Danshoku Dino promised a big announcement for the show would be found in the latest issue of Weekly Pro-Wrestling magazine. It turned out to be the reveal of Dino Vs Great Muta in a 6-Man Tag Team Match with more participants to be announced. The team names seems to offer some clues. Dino’s team is the Residents Of Shinjuku Ni-chōme. That is the area where DDT’s head office is located so I’m guessing his partners are wrestlers with other behind the scene responsibilities like Sanshiro Takagi and Super Sasadango Machine. The Great Muta’s team are hinted as other demonic gimmicks. Whether or not these are already established characters or just regular wrestlers taking up Muta tributes for the occasion remains to be seen.

The list of non-DDT and foreign wrestlers confirmed for the show so far are Naomichi Marufuji, Daisuke Sekimoto, Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio, Shuji Ishikawa, Mike Bailey, Joey Ryan, Colt Cabana and LiLiCo.


There’s Other Stuff Going On You Know

January 13, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 57 ~OSHU KAIMICHI~”, 14/01/2018
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

1. Masamune Vs Takato Nakano
2. Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Hercules Senga & Shisao
3. Fuminori Abe Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
5. Special Single Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Yasu Urano

Oh hey, there are other shows outside of the D-King Grand Prix happening this month. BASARA has the fallout to last week’s Union MAX Title match. Maybe the winner of Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Yasu Urano will become the next No. 1 Contender. Also there is the continued rivalry between the BASARA Sekigun and the Metal Family.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO THE PRINCE!”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Raku & Hikari Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Mizuki Vs Hyper Misao
3. Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yu, Nodoka-oneesan & Maki Ito
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Marika Kobashi
5. Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase

Same goes for Tokyo Joshi Pro. We’ll at least get an idea of who is next to challenge Miyu Yamashita for the TOKYO Princess Title.

DNA “DNA 40”, 21/01/2018
Saitama Kawaguchi Industrial Technology Center

1. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
2. Mike Bailey Vs Tomoya Hirata
3. Shunma Katsumata Vs Rekka
4. Mizuki Watase Vs Antonio Honda
5. Daiki Shimomura Local Triumph! Gran MilliMeters Vs Speed Of Sounds: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi
6. DNA-Gun Vs Yoshimura-gun Full Confrontation Elimination 6-Man Tag Match: Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo

DNA is ready for a full battle against Yoshimura-gun in an Elimination Tag Match.

BASARA “VAJRA 58 ~THE FOX OF THE PRINCE~”, 21/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ryuichi Sekine Debut 10th Anniversary Memorial Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi and Yasu Urano will be on the show.

DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2018 THE FINAL!!”, 28/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. NωA FINAL CONCERT In Korakuen Hall ~ T2Hide This Is The Real Last Time! Final!! Final Battle!!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. D-King Grand Prix – Final: Winner Of A Block Vs Winner Of B Block

The music world will never be the same.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NERIMA!”, 03/02/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Syoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Saki-sama & Azusa Christie

Nonoko’s graduation match is scheduled to take place here.

The “Indian Spicy Girl” Samara will make her Tokyo Joshi debut on this show. Samara is from California and wrestles for East Bay Pro Wrestling.


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 16” Results

November 26, 2016

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DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 16”, 26/11/2016
Saitama Kawaguchi City Industrial Technology Center
270 Fans – No Vacancy

-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Gota Ihashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Body Attack (1:02 pm).
*Gota Ihashi becomes the 1181st champion.
1. Antonio Honda defeated Guanchulo with a Rolling Leg Clutch (9:17).
2. Saki Akai, Shunma Katsumata & Rekka defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Gota Ihashi when Akai pinned Hirata with the Rookie Award (6:25).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Gota Ihashi (c) after a Right High Kick from Saki Akai (1:28 pm)
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1182nd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Toru Owashi (c) with a Cradle (1:29 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1183rd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Standing Shooting Star (1:31 pm).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1184th champion.
3. Shigehiro Irie & Yasu Urano defeated Makoto Oishi Vs MAO when Irie pinned Oishi with the Flying Sausage (10:56).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Gota Ihashi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) by Tights Smothering (1:49 pm).
*Gota Ihashi becomes the 1185th champion.
4. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Soma Takao & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Ishii pinned Takao with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (10:27).
5. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when KUDO pinned Iwasaki with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:26).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Gota Ihashi (c) with a Cradle (2:43 pm).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1186th champion.
6. Road To DAIICHI Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Bailey pinned Paulie with a Sunset Flip (12:08).
7. Road To DAIICHI Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Daisuke Sasaki defeated HARASHIMA & Akito when Sasaki pinned Akito with the NOW OR NEVER (17:07).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c) by forfeit (3:31 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1187th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with La Magistral Cradle (3:32 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1188th champion.

DAMNATION came away from Saitama with one win and one loss out of two important matches. In the main event Daisuke Sasaki pinned Akito but while this was going on Shuji Ishikawa and HARASHIMA traded Elbow Strikes non-stop outside the ring. This continued after the match ended until they finished with a staredown. Ishikawa warned HARASHIMA not to break down in their KO-D Openweight Title match next month. Ishikawa said he will be the last one standing because he is the biggest and most powerful in the pro wrestling world. HARASHIMA said he will not break no matter what Ishikawa throws at him. He will draw power from all of the 906 votes that won him the DDT Dramatic General Election. Ishikawa was given permission by Daisuke Sasaki to give the show closing speech but Sasaki immediately cut him off. Sasaki said the era of DAMNATION will last forever… until he marries Candice LeRae.

DAMNATION’s defeat on this show was dealt by Happy Motels. When Tetsuya Endo’s name was announced in the ring Konosuke Takeshita immediately charged at his former friend. He then rounded up Endo & Mad Paulie outside the ring for Mike Bailey to dive onto them with a Tope Con Hilo. Paulie recovered and tried to give Bailey the Paulie Buster but it was countered into a Sunset Flip for the flash three count. After the match Takeshita provoked Endo by pointing at his KO-D Tag Team Title belt.

Yukio Sakaguchi showed no hesitation from fighting Yoshihiro Takayama again after he was knocked out by the legend last week. However this time he also had Kazusada Higuchi to contend with and by the end of Match #5 it was Sakaguchi and Higuchi who had to be pulled apart from each other. Higuchi said he will crush Sakaguchi in Osaka.

Rumours spread around before the show that Danshoku Dino currently has a cold. He tried to deny it but said so with a raspy voice during a coughing fit. Tomomitsu Matsunaga called Dino irresponsible for wrestling in this state with Soma Takao and Keisuke Ishii. The two of them have a very important AJPW Jr. Title match in Sumo Hall tomorrow. What if either of them caught Dino’s cold? Dino told both of them to show All Japan what DDT is all about, then asked for a hot match to warm up his cold body. Matsunaga forced Dino to wear a surgical mask but Dino later pulled it off to give Takao the Lip Lock. Ishii won the match by pinning Takao, getting a big motivational boost before their title match. Dino wanted to congratulate Ishii with a hug but he scared Ishii away.

Yasu Urano isn’t impressed with all the talk of cute stuff going on in DDT. Between NωA’s idol antics and the 3rd grader Yuni about to debut soon there is a lot of arguing over who is the cutest. Urano thinks Shigehiro Irie is the cutest because he looks like a baby.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title made its return to DDT for the first time since “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016”. Kazuki Hirata eventually won the belt back after infiltrating TV Tokyo and TBS Radio studios to ambush Ryota Yamasato and his friends. Hirata’s triumphant return was cut short when Gota Ihashi flattened him with a Cross Body and won the title. There was then a string of title changes throughout the show with Toru Owashi, Nobuhiro Shimatani and Masahiro Takanashi all briefly becoming champion. Hirata won the belt back from Takanashi by handing him a note written in Thai that said “I give up”. Hirata then ran into Owashi’s Big Boot and was pinned for the final title switch of the show.


DDT Goes To Taiwan, DNA Prepares For Cavalry Charge

November 18, 2016

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BATTLE MISSION 2016 CODE.6”, 20/11/2016
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Konsho-gun 2nd Single Match: Nonoko Vs Maho Kurone
2. Konsho-gun 2nd Single Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Rika Tatsumi
3. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Mil Clown & Hyper Misao
4. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Next Challenger Survival 3 Way Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Syoko Nakajima Vs Akane Miura

The 3 Way Match will be contested under elimination rules.

DDT “NITORI TAIWAN PRESENTS DDT ~ DRAMATIC DREAM TAIWAN”, 20/11/2016
Taiwan ATT SHOW BOX

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs JOKER
2. Showtimes Offer Match: KUDO & Yoshihiko Vs Yasu Urano & Lady Beard
3. Mask de Nitori Debut: Mask de Nitori & Rekka Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Senkuma
4. N-Sleep Use Sleep Prevention Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
5. Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Soma Takao & Akito
6. Yui Offer Match: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai (w/ Takuya)
7. DDT Taiwan’s First Foray Anniversary Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

DDT’s first show held outside of Japan takes place in Taiwan this weekend.

BASARA “VAJRA 22 ~HUNDRED DRILLING STEEL~”, 20/11/2016
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Free Consultation In The Ring! Trouble Consultation Room: Madoka Vs X Vs X
2. Daichi Kazato Vs Koji Iwamoto
3. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Masamune & Hi69
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

Can Madoka solve wrestlers’ problems like Gouma Ryu can?

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 16”, 26/11/2016
Saitama Kawaguchi City Industrial Technology Center

1. Antonio Honda Vs Guanchulo
2. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Gota Ihashi Vs Saki Akai, Shunma Katsumata & Rekka
3. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
4. Shigehiro Irie & Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi Vs MAO
5. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Road To DAIICHI Special Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey
7. Road To DAIICHI Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Daisuke Sasaki Vs HARASHIMA & Akito

DAMNATION are keeping themselves busy by fighting off both Smile Squash and Happy Motels.

DDT “DNA 28”, 17/12/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu

The uneasy tension between Ryota Nakatsu and his old friends in DNA is turning into something bigger. Now Cavalry are invading DNA and its up to the regulars to defend their brand.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “ITSUKA NO MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016”, 22/12/2016
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ai Shimizu Ganbare☆Wrestling Trial 3rd Match: Ai Shimizu Vs Shota
2. Ganpuro Special Christmas Present ~Chubby Vs Slim Beauty~: Bambi & Manami Kanda Vs Maya Yukihi & Tequila Saya
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari Vs Kenso Ohka & Osamu Namiguchi
4. Ken Ohka 15th Anniversary Debut Memorial Match: Ken Ohka Vs Atsushi Maruyama

Ken Ohka chose Atsushi Maruyama as his opponent for his 15th Anniversary match. Ohka had been wanting to wrestle Maruyama ever since he saw him wrestle a Mask Contra Mask match as Tigers Mask in 2008. Also they both had their debut matches within months from each other, Maruyama debuted in June 2001 and Ohka debuted in December. Ohka cannot imagine what kind of match they will have.

The beautiful opponents for Bambi & Manami Kanda come from Ice Ribbon. Yumehito Imanari isn’t impressed even though the match was his idea. He likes his women to be bigger than Maya Yukihi & Tequila Saya so he’s rooting for Bambi & Kanda.


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 8” Results

February 7, 2016

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DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 8”, 07/02/2016
Saitama Kawaguchi City Industrial Science and Technology Center
369 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: Yasu Urano defeated Mizuki Watase (c) with a Headlock (16:37).
*D1 for Mizuki Watase.
1. Masa Takanashi & Hoshitango defeated Keisuke Ishii & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Takanashi pinned Matsunaga with the Takatonic (6:44).
2. 3 Way Match: Guanchulo defeated Makoto Oishi and DJ Nira when Guanchulo pinned Nira with the Guanchulo y Medio (8:38).
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Kota Umeda & Saki Akai defeated Seiya Morohashi, Cherry & Gota Ihashi when Sakaguchi knocked out Ihashi with the Sleeper Hold (8:17).
4. Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Hiroshi Fukuda when Iwasaki pinned Fukuda with the Capture Suplex (11:55).
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Elimination Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & KENSO (c) (15:25).
5a. Super Sasadango Machine eliminated Sanshiro Takagi by Ring Out (10:07).
5b. KENSO eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (10:07).
5c. Kazuki Hirata eliminated KENSO by Ring Out (12:11).
5d. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Super Sasadango Machine with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (13:39).
5e. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Danshoku Dino by Ring Out (15:25)
*#OhkaEmpire fails in V1. T2Hide becomes the 23rd KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
6. 3 Way Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu and HARASHIMA & Akito when Irie pinned Nakatsu with the Beast Bomber (11:48).
7. Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa defeated Antonio Honda & Tetsuya Endo when Sasaki pinned Honda after the Splash Mountain from Ishikawa (15:51).

Looks like the dog costume wasn’t just for show. Daisuke Sasaki brought Shuji Ishikawa to the ring on a leash for their main event match against one half of the KO-D Tag Team Champions. They beat Tetsuya Endo & Antonio Honda with Ishikawa’s strength as the deciding factor. Sasaki mocked the champions after the match. They always say they train hard and are the future of DDT but Sasaki just showed them reality. He and his cute little dog Shuji will send them from Sumo Hall to the graveyard!

The triangle scramble over the KO-D Openweight Title continued with the latest battle involving Isami Kodaka, HARASHIMA & Shigehiro Irie in a 3 Way Tag. Irie scored the latest win and was happy with it. He repeated his claim that he will defeat HARASHIMA this month and then Isami Kodaka next month to become the new KO-D Champion. He might cry when it happens but it will be tears of joy.

It took a miracle but T2Hide won back the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles from #OhkaEmpire thanks to Kazuki Hirata. It was an Elimination Match with Over The Top Rope rules. Sanshiro Takagi was willing to risk his place in the match when he attempted to Suplex KENSO out of the ring to the floor but he was talked out of doing it. Takagi & Toru Owashi were both eliminated at the same time, giving the champs a 3 on 1 advantage. However the tables turned when Takagi interfered and Dropkicked KENSO off the top rope to the floor outside to eliminate him. Hirata then pinned Super Sasadango Machine to bring the match down to himself and Danshoku Dino. The Hirata GO! Glasses came out but Hirata was slowed down with the Lip Lock. Dino got distracted long enough for Hirata to recover and Dropkick Dino out of the ring to bring the titles back to T2Hide!

KENSO did what he’s been doing a lot lately, demanding a rematch. His partners weren’t feeling it. Dino already has a match set for Sumo Hall next month and Sasadango is preparing to enroll in a NHK High School course that begins in April. Both decided to leave #OhkaEmpire for now. KENSO then received a video message from Michael Nakazawa. In it, Nakazawa said KENSO doesn’t look interesting, like a punchline without the joke. However he is willing to join forces with KENSO to destroy Crazy & President at Sumo Hall.

During Match #3 Gota Ihashi turned his back to Saki Akai and bravely asked her to go out with him with the assumption that they will someday get married. He was overjoyed when he felt arms wrapping around him. But it wasn’t Akai giving him a hug, it was Yukio Sakaguchi choking him out with a Sleeper Hold.

Guanchulo used a Brainbuster Slam he calls the Guanchulo y Medio to win the 3 Way Match. He is now getting prepared to win back the MAX Maximo Title from Daisuke Sasaki. According to Guanchulo MAX LUCHA LIBRE has been in trouble ever since Sasaki won the title and took it out of Chile. Guanchulo aims to win it back and bring the belt to DNA as well as back home.

In an unusual turn for King Of Dark Title matches, Mizuki Watase Vs Yasu Urano went on for over 16 minutes and was quite exciting. Although Watase lost the match Amon Tsurumi said it was strange he was the champion instead of someone like Gota Ihashi. Tsurumi decided it will be best for Watase to defend the title against his seniors instead of the usual outcasts. If he wants to get out of dark match hell, he’ll have to beat a DDT veteran. Watase’s next defence will be against Masa Takanashi on 11th February.

Several matches were announced for March. The 1st March BOYZ show has Takeshita & Endo Vs Akito & Soma Takao as well as Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi. There is another BOYZ show on 6th March with HARASHIMA, Takeshita & Takanashi Vs Akito, Endo & Sakaguchi as well as Keisuke Ishii Vs Kota Umeda.

YaroZ has a show in Shinkiba on 1st March has Ihashi & Dai Suzuki Vs Kengo Mashimo & Zeus in a Boxing Match. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Yumehito Imanari and Ryuichi Sekine Vs Takayuki Ueki are also on the card. Finally DNA on 5th March has Kota Umeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki in the main event. DNA’s two newest rookies will debut when Daiki Shimomura faces Umeda and Tsunehiro Shimatani takes on Iwasaki.


February’s Already Full

February 2, 2016

Congratulations goes out to KUDO for becoming a father for the first time! Not many details are public yet apart from a tweet he sent out earlier today. He says he now has a new commitment to grow both as a father and a professional wrestler.

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 8”, 07/02/2016
Saitama Kawaguchi City Industrial Science and Technology Center

0. King Of Dark Title: Mizuki Watase (c) Vs Yasu Urano
1. 3 Way Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Guanchulo Vs DJ Nira
2. Masa Takanashi & Hoshitango Vs Keisuke Ishii & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Kota Umeda & Saki Akai Vs Seiya Morohashi, Cherry & Gota Ihashi
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
5. Antonio Honda & Tetsuya Endo Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa
6. 3 Way Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu Vs HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Elimination Match: Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & KENSO (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata

As the feud between Sanshiro Takagi and KENSO nears its end so too does the rivalry between T2Hide and #OhkaEmpire. If an Elimination Tag Match can determine which team is better then what is it they are truly fighting for? Oh right, the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

Daisuke Sasaki surprised everyone by bringing in Shuji Ishikawa to be his new tag partner. They begin their journey to Sumo Hall in Saitama.

DDT “IKAPPE YOKAPPE IN IBARAKI 2016”, 11/02/2016
Ibaraki Mito Aoyagi Park Citizen Gymnasium Sub Stadium

1. MAX LUCHA LIBRE Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Guanchulo
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
4. HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao

A King Of Dark Title match is planned for the show. If any of the wrestlers in the announced card is the champion then their match is relegated to the pre-show. Yasu Urano I’m looking in your direction.

DDT “WRESTLING OKEHAZAMA 2016”, 14/02/2016
Aichi Nagoya Naka Sports Center

1. Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi & Gota Ihashi
2. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano
4. Isami Kodaka Vs Kota Umeda

Kota Umeda is the last person Isami Kodaka needs to beat to get a full sweep on all active members of Shuten-dōji. Unless you also count Saki Akai who is a part time member of the group.

DDT “DRAMATIC SWAN MAIDEN 2016”, 20/02/2016
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Building

1. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
2. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo
3. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

HARASHIMA and Shigehiro Irie have a few skirmishes lined up before their No. 1 Contender’s match at the end of the month.

BASARA “VAJRA 3 ~OSAKA WINTER CAMP DEPARTURE~”, 21/02/2016
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Ryu Gouma Vs X
2. Hiroshi Fukuda & SAGAT Vs Kazuaki Mihara & Koji Iwamoto
3. Daichi Kazato & Hi69 Vs Atsushi Maruyama & Tsutomu Oosugi
4. FUMA & HAYATA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yusuke Kubo
5. Ryota Nakatsu Vs HUB
6. Isami Kodaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

The match order will be determined on the day of the show. Isami Kodaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine is guaranteed to be the main event.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MACHINE GUN O BUPPANASE 2016”, 21/02/2016
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ganpuro Terrace House 3 Way Match -Public And Private Confusion-: Yumehito Imanari Vs Bambi Vs Manami Kanda
2. Wrestle Counselling: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs GENTARO
3. Ganpuro-gun Vs Tomodachi-gun ~Declaration Of War~: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Osamu Namiguchi Vs Minoru Fujita, Madoka & Yukihiro Abe

The rules of the Terrace House 3 Way Match will be revealed at a later date.

BASARA “VAJRA 4 ~POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE~”, 26/02/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. FUMA & Madoka Vs Hiroshi Fukuda & SAGAT
2. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

Speed Of Sounds are coming over to BASARA.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2016”, 28/02/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki
2. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Shuji Ishikawa
3. DDT Extreme Title – Single Match With 3 People: Kendo Kashin (c) Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yoshihiko
4. KO-D Openweight Title Next Challenger Final: HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie

Kendo Kashin has come up with another revolutionary match stipulation. He will put the DDT Extreme Title on the line in a One On One Match with three wrestlers competing in it.