DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 THE FINAL!!” Results

December 28, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 THE FINAL!!”, 28/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,019 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuki Iino defeated Keisuke Ishii & Keigo Nakamura when Hashimoto pinned Nakamura with the Albright (7:01).
2. “Novice Papa” 9-Man Trial Of Makoto Oishi – 1 Count Fall: Makoto Oishi finishes the series 4-5.
2a. Makoto Oishi defeated Danshoku Dieno with a Jackknife Pin (1:02).
2b. Hirosho Yamato defeated Makoto Oishi with the Sliding X (0:58).
2c. Makoto Oishi defeated Mizuki Watase with a Running Forearm (0:44).
2d. Mad Paulie defeated Makoto Oishi with a Flying Body Scissors Drop (1:03).
2e. Makoto Oishi defeated Antonio Honda with a Rolling Cradle (2:04).
2f. Masahiro Takanashi defeated Makoto Oishi with a Crucifix Pin (0:32).
2g. Kazuki Hirata defeated Makoto Oishi with the Extreme Tegatana (1:00).
2h. Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi with a Hand Press Pin (0:30).
2i. Makoto Oishi defeated Yoshihiko with the Sweet Bomb (3:29).
3. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match: Saki Akai defeated Sakura Hirota with the Rookie Award (7:58).
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani and Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Ueno pinned Shimatani after the Osaka Strad (7:50).
5. Toshiwasure! Special Single Match – Pro Wrestling x Oogiri Mix Rules: Shinya Aoki defeated Super Sasadango Machine with a Director Ishii joke (6:48).
6. Kazusada Higuchi Returns To War: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Bull James & Yukio Naya when Higuchi pinned Naya with the Doctor Bomb (7:36).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki and Chris Brookes when Takeshita pinned Brookes with the German Suplex (11:53).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – Final: Masato Tanaka defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Sliding D (23:57).

The tournament master Masato Tanaka becomes the first person to win the D-Ou Grand Prix while undefeated! He didn’t take Tetsuya Endo lightly in the final. He went for the Sliding D at the very first opportunity. Endo dodged it and in return tried to trap Tanaka in the Modified Yurikamome Hold. Tanaka put Endo through a table outside the ring with a Diving Body Press, which ended up leaving a big gash in Endo’s leg. To add insult to the injury, Tanaka then attacked Endo with pieces of the table and also the DAMNATION signboard. Endo’s comebacks would get cut off by Elbow Smashes until he countered the Tornado DDT into a Brainbuster. Tanaka cut him off again with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Endo countered the Diamond Dust into a German Suplex but Tanaka once more stopped his momentum with a Lariat. The match went even when Tanaka blocked the Shooting Star Press then Endo blocked the Superfly afterwards. When they got up Endo hit a Canadian Destroyer only for Tanaka to immediately fire back with a short range Sliding D. Endo finally got his momentum going with the Tetsuya In The Sky, the Swinging Torture Rack Bomb and the Shooting Star Press. Tanaka was able to kick out at two. Endo quickly applied the Yurikamome Hold but Tanaka cradled him for a nearfall. Endo changed it into the Crossface Lock but Tanaka got out of it by biting Endo’s hand. Tanaka stunned Endo with a Backfist then hit several Sliding D’s, finally keeping Endo down for the three count.

After the match Tanaka said fighting against Endo and DAMNATION was interesting. Tanaka has been wrestling for 26 years and is still in his prime. He has to show that in the ring when he faces off against younger wrestlers. Still, he thanked Endo for the match. HARASHIMA entered the ring during the trophy ceremony. He congratulated Tanaka for winning the Grand Prix then told him they will have a KO-D Openweight Title match on 26th January. He promised him a rematch after their 30 minute draw in the group stage so now they get to have one with higher stakes. Tanaka called HARASHIMA the No. 1 wrestler in DDT. Even though Tanaka won today’s main event, he gave the show closing speech to HARASHIMA.

When HARASHIMA finished his speech, Pokotan came out and confronted him to promote their DDT Extreme Title match on 12th January.

Some of the wrestlers who missed out on reaching the final were pitted together in a 4 Way Match. HARASHIMA wanted it to start off peacefully but it went mayhem when Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes both attacked him. Daisuke Sasaki tried to sneak a pin on HARASHIMA afterwards but Takeshita and Brookes then attacked him. Brookes broke off his short alliance with Takeshita and the match was all against each other from that point on. Sasaki put Takeshita in La Mistica Cross Facelock, HARASHIMA broke it up with the Somato then Brookes caught HARASHIMA in mid-air with a Cutter. Takeshita gave HARASHIMA and Sasaki a German Suplex at the same time, emptying the ring down to just him and Brookes. Brookes put Takeshita in an Octopus Hold then tried to pin him with a European Clutch but Takeshita rolled him into the German Suplex to take the win. This result is considered as payback for Brookes beating Takeshita in the group stage.

A reinvigorated and fully recovered Kazusada Higuchi was victorious in his return match. He wasn’t lying when he said he lost wait during his time off, the audience was impressed by his improved physique. Both he and Yukio Sakaguchi came out to brand new theme songs. Sakaguchi struck Bull James with the God’s Right Knee, allowing Higuchi to pin Yukio Naya with the Doctor Bomb. Backstage Higuchi said he’s been watching DDT while he was recovering from his injury and it just wasn’t the same. Sakaguchi agreed. They want to make DDT fun and rampant so Higuchi and Sakaguchi are going to stir up DDT together!

Super Sasadango Machine wanted to make sure his win over Shinya Aoki last month wasn’t a fluke. To ensure the result would be undisputed their match today would consist of two stages. Stage 1 is the Pro Wrestling Stage, a regular pro wrestling match. When that is over they would then move on to the Oogiri Stage, a comedy quiz where judges Yuki Iino, Mizuki Watase and Yumehito Imanari choose who gave the best answer. The winner of the match is the first person to either win both stages back-to-back or win the Oogriri Stage 3 times. The match began and Aoki immediately made Sasadango submit to the Sleeper Hold. The Oogiri question asked for their dream match for a New Year’s Eve MMA show. Sasadango said Tatsuya Kawajiri Vs Erika Sawajiri in an MMA Vs MDMA fight (Sawajiri is an actress who was recently arrested over drug possession). Aoki chose Takeru Vs Tenshin Nasukawa. Sasadango won the judge’s vote. The match began again and Sasadango immediately gave up to a handshake. The Oogiri question asked to name the sequel for Aoki’s book “Strong Instinct”. Sasadango said “Grand Maison Instinct” while Aoki picked “Daddy”. Aoki got some laughs but Sasadango still won the judge’s decision. Aoki tapped out Sasadango once more with a Cross Armbreaker. The Oogiri question asked for a phrase that will be used as a warning in 2020. Sasadango’s arm was so damaged from the Cross Armbreaker that he couldn’t write a decent answer, so he went with “Safety First”. Aoki answered with “Director Ishii” referring to the disgraced K-1 director Kazuyoshi Ishii. Aoki unanimously won the judge’s decision and was declared the winner of the match.

The freelance Nobuhiro Shimatani was back in DDT to do what he does best. Run around with the DAMNATION signboard! What he isn’t good at is being used as a projectile. Soma Takao tried to Body Slam him onto their opponents in the 3 Way Match but they kept rolling out of the way. Shimatani did get a few whacks in on Akito & Shunma Katsumata with his signboard until he accidentally hit Takao with it. From there Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura double teamed on Shimatani and finished him off with the Osaka Strad. Nautilus are now ready to challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 3rd January. They are also taking over the Drop Kick Bar from Akito in the new year.

One of the goals for Saki Akai’s “Okibariyasu” series is to bring in joshi and let them experience what DDT is like. In the case of Sakura Hirota this turned out to be the most DDT match in a long time. First Hirota came out dressed as Akai and mimicking her entrance. Then we found out her children were at ringside where there was a special play area built for them to stay in. Also Antonio Honda was babysitting them. The situation was so distracting that Yukinori Matsui missed some pinfalls. Hirota used Kancho attacks to get the advantage until Honda called for an emergency because one of the kids soiled their diaper. Akai, Hirota and Matsui all agreed to speed up the match with cradles and quick pin counts. Hirota attempted to do the Quetzalcoatl but couldn’t apply it properly. The result was only her flipping onto her back empty handed. Akai gave Hirota a Kancho poke then pinned her with the Rookie Award. It was announced afterwards that Akai’s third opponent in her series will be against Rina Yamashita on 12th January.

Fatherhood is taking it’s toll on Makoto Oishi. So much so that he decided today’s One Count Gauntlet Match would be his last match. He informed all of his opponents backstage before their match and everyone agreed to give him their best. The results went back and forth. Oishi pinned Danshoku Dieno with a Cradled counter to the Danshoku Driver. Hiroshi Yamato pinned Oishi with the Sliding X. Oishi went 2-1 when he caught Mizuki Watase with a Running Forearm. Mad Paulie flattened Oishi with the Lou Thesz Press. Antonio Honda went for his old Gongitsune trick but Oishi saw it coming and cradled him to make it 3-2. Masahiro Takanashi countered the Jikiden Tornado Clutch into a Crucifix Pin to even the score. Kazuki Hirata turned the match into a dance until he overdone the Tegatana strikes to Oishi’s neck. When Toru Owashi entered the match Oishi was still knocked out from the attack. Owashi pleaded with him to get back up but Oishi wouldn’t move. Oishi placed his hand on Oishi’s chest and didn’t realise it counted as a pin. Oishi’s final opponent was Yoshihiko. Oishi fought with all he had left, using all his strength to get a rope break from a Scorpion Deathlock. Yoshihiko was thrown into the air for the Reincarnation but Oishi rolled it into a pin to end the match with a win. All the wrestlers begged with him to reconsider his decision. Oishi then revealed it was all a misunderstanding. Today was his final match… in 2019. He wanted everyone to do their best today because it was the final DDT show of 2019. He’s not retiring. Who said that? Oishi loves pro wrestling and he wants his newborn daughter to grow up and watch him wrestle.

Rivals turning into teammates seems to happen a lot in wrestling nowadays. It happened here with Yuki Iino and Chihiro Hashimoto joining forces to take on Keisuke Ishii & Keigo Nakamura. They weren’t 100% compatible but still came out on top. Iino hit Nakamura with the Haka Elbow and Hashimoto followed up with the Albright to win. When asked if they were interested in going after the KO-D Tag Titles, both liked the idea but think they can do it on their own.

A brand new championship called the DDT Universal Title will crown its first champion on 23rd February. The belt was created as part of DDT’s international plans for 2020. Both Takeshita and Brookes have expressed their interest in becoming the first champion. Takeshita believes being the first champion on any belt is a special thing and he also wants to spread DDT across the world. Brookes thinks him versus Takeshita is the match to make to determine the first champion. Also the Praying Mantis Bomb will always beat Takeshita and Brookes wants another singles match to prove it.


DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2019” Results

November 24, 2019

DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2019”, 24/11/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,214 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Akito & Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura and Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya when Endo pinned Katsumata with a Puma Toke de Espaldas (7:01).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Kazuki Hirata (c) defeated Michiaki Nakano with a Reverse Miracle One Shot Cradle (9:09).
Order Of Elimination: Mizuki Watase, Toru Owashi, Hiroshi Yamato, Makoto Oishi & Asuka, Michiaki Nakano.
*V? for Kazuki Hirata.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Michiaki Nakano defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Title Belt Attack (12:05 pm).
*Michiaki Nakano becomes the 1,443rd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Michiaki Nakano (c) with a School Boy (12:06 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,444th champion.
3. Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Shinya Aoki & Keigo Nakamura when Sasadango pinned Aoki with the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock (10:45).
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 1st Match: Tsukasa Fujimoto defeated Saki Akai with the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex (9:32).
5. After Ultimate Party 2019 Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Jiro Kuroshio defeated Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita when Kuroshio pinned Honda with the Moonsault Press (14:07).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Chris Brookes when Takao pinned Brrokes with the Official Endless Waltz (13:43).
*V9 for DAMNATION.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Yuki Iino with the Somato (16:51).
*V1 for HARASHIMA.

HARASHIMA’s first defence for his latest KO-D Openweight Title got off to a good start with a victory over Yuki Iino. The challenger used the Bubba Bomb and the Haka Elbow but couldn’t put HARASHIMA away. He went for the Spear but HARASHIMA blocked it with a Standing Somato. When both got back up they got into a Elbow Smash battle that ended with Iino throwing a Headbutt. However HARASHIMA hit back with a Spin Kick to the face that knocked Iino down. HARASHIMA used a Buzzsaw Kick to set up the match ending Somato. The champion called Iino a great opponent he wants to face again and again. He called Iino a TV star but HARASHIMA also appeared on a TV drama recently so he thinks that cancelled out Iino’s advantage. HARASHIMA won’t have any more title defences for the rest of the year. His next DDT Extreme Title defence will be on 12th January and his next KO-D Title defence is on 26th January. For now HARASHIMA will concentrate on winning the D-Ou Grand Prix.

Today was the most under threat DAMNATION have been towards losing the KO-D Tag Team Titles. As the match progressed problems grew between Daisuke Sasaki and Soma Takao. Thanks to the craftiness of Masahiro Takanashi, he would make Sasaki bump into Takao over and over until Takao had enough and he turned on Sasaki! After smashing Sasaki with an Elbow Strike, Takao left the ring in anger. Sasaki had to fight his opponents mostly on his own but Tetsuya Endo did what he could from ringside to prevent Sasaki from losing. Endo gave a chair to Sasaki which caused Takao to come back and grab it off him. However Takao then hit Takanashi with the chair and all was good again with DAMNATION! The match became 2 Vs 2 again. Sasaki pulled Takanashi out of the ring while Takao blocked the Praying Mantic Bomb from Chris Brookes. From there Takao used the Official Endless Waltz to cradle Brookes into pins until he finally got a three count. Backstage Takao says he has not forgiven Sasaki yet but Sasaki doesn’t care. Today proved that they can win matches even if their friendship is broken. They are one more title defence away from taking their team to the next level. But first they have to worry about the D-Ou GP where they just happen to be in the same block. Brookes told Takanashi not to worry about the loss because CDK are only a new team. They will get another shot at the titles some day.

The team of Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita took on a new challenge when they faced Konosuke Takeshita & Jiro Kuroshio. Honda complained that Kuroshio was wearing a nice jacket while he wrestled. Yamashita faked an injury along with Honda after a leapfrog spot but took the match seriously when she faced off with Takeshita. She gave Takeshita a German Suplex but he immediately fired back with a Lariat. Honda stripped Kuroshio of his jacket but struggled to put it on himself. When he wound up his hands for the Bionic Elbow they got entangled by the jacket. That gave Kuroshio the chance to knock him down and pin him with the Moonsault Press. Takeshita told Kuroshio he wants to wrestle him again no matter if it is in DDT, America or even the health center were they hung out at. Kuroshio joked that it will probably be at the health center. They hugged and vowed to reunite in the future.

Saki Akai’s first match in her “Okibariyasu” Series ended in a loss to Tsukasa Fujimoto. But she can be happy to know she put up a good fight. Akai couldn’t hit the Quetzalcoatl and it took Fujimoto two attempts to hit the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex. Fujimoto intentionally used the move because Akai said in an interview that she wanted to wrestle Manami Toyota. When you wrestle Fujimoto, you also wrestle Toyota in spirit. Akai will take what she has learned and use them along with her emotions for the next match. Opponent #2 in her series will be Sakura Hirota and that match will be on 28th December.

The rookie Keigo Nakamura took the microphone before his match and told everyone his dream is to win a championship. He figured out the fastest way to do this is to go for the KO-D Tag Team Titles with Shinya Aoki because of Aoki’s KO power. He asked Aoki if he wanted to do that but Aoki’s answer was “Who are you?” Their match began and Danshoku Dieno got his hands on Nakamura while Aoki fought with Super Sasadango Machine. Sasadango escaped from Aoki’s Sleeper Hold by slipping out of his mask. Dieno then gave Aoki the Lip Lock and the Danshoku Driver to set up something even more expected. Sasadango hit the three Lehmann Shocks and pinned Aoki! Sadadango reappeared later in the show and asked for a singles match with Aoki on 28/12 to figure out if this was a fluke or if he reall does have potential to be a serious pro wrestler.

The dream has come true for Michiaki Nakano. He has finally won the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title! If only for a minute. He didn’t win the Battle Royal despite bribing the other wrestlers thousands and thousands of yen to help him beat up Kazuki Hirata. However Hirata beat the odds and eliminated every one of his opponents to win the match. Things looked to be peaceful after the match until Nakano gave Hirata the Rainmaker and went for the pin. Hirata kicked out at one. Makoto Oishi then hit Hirata with the title belt and Nakano jumped onto Hirata before Oishi could for the title change. Nakano celebrated until Oishi rolled him up for the three count and ran off with the belt.

Now that Nobuhiro Shimatani has gone freelance, somebody has to carry around the DAMNATION signboard. Endo ended up doing it today. Somehow the sign is now upside down. It’s not all bad. He and Mad Paulie won the 4 Way Tag.

Kazusada Higuchi will return to the ring on 28th December. He has been out of action since September.

Hirata’s 10th Anniversary show will take place on 14th March, 2020.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~ALL OUT DAY~” Results

July 29, 2019

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 29/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE
417 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Game – Arm Wrestling: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Keigo Nakamura.
0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Game – Imitation: Keigo Nakamura defeated Yuki Iino.
0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Game – Salesgirl: Keigo Nakamura defeated Shunma Katsumura.
0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Game – Wrestling: Keigo Nakamura (2) defeated Akito (0) (1:00).
0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Extra Game – Wrestling: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Keigo Nakamura by Pinfall (0:19).
1. Gongitsune Vs World’s Strongest Married Woman: Sakura Hirota defeated Antonio Honda after a Gongitsune Self Destruct (11:02).
2. Toru Owashi Rubber Mask Army Vs Danshoku Dieno Rubber Mask Army: Toru Owashi, Toru Owashi (Yuki Ueno) & Toru Owashi (Naomi Yoshimura) Vs Danshoku Dieno, Danshoku Dieno (Kazusada Higuchi) & Danshoku Dieno (Makoto Oishi) ended in a No Contest (11:37).
3. Akito defeated Shota with an Inside Cradle (15:06).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) defeated Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe when Katsumata pinned Abe with a Cradle (22:38).
*V1 for ALL OUT.

Beer Garden 2019 began with ALL OUT Day. In the main event the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles were on the line with the group taking on a combined BASARA/ZERO1 trio. Late in the match the champs were in danger when Fuminori Abe put Shunma Katsumata in the Manjigatame, Ikuto Hidaka had Yuki Iino trapped in the Shawn Capture and Isami Kodaka placed Konosuke Takeshita in a Cobra Twist. Takeshita broke out of the hold and used Iino as a step jump to launch himself into Abe, breaking up the Manjigatame. Katsumata then cradled Abe for the three count with the others too wrapped up in their submission holds to break it. Takeshita told his opponents that he does not think this will be the last time they face each other. Kodaka disagreed and said it was over between them, although Abe claimed otherwise. ALL OUT shared a toast with the fans to end the opening day of Beer Garden week.

Akito versus Shota was a Monthly Young Communications reunion. Akito felt he wouldn’t have a chance to talk to Shota again so after the match he told him how glad he was to have this match. They are around the same age but their careers went in different directions. Shota agreed that their match was important but for him it was so he could get into contendership for the DDT Extreme Title. He couldn’t achieve it today but he still liked wrestling with Akito again.

For the rubber mask match Toru Owashi got Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura to wear the Owashi masks while Danshoku Dieno got Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi to wear the Dieno masks. The masked wrestlers did their best to imitate their real inspirations in the ring until they began complaining about the heat. It was so warm that the masks made them sweat. They also couldn’t breath through them well. Everyone unmasked except for Higuchi. His got stuck and Dieno figured out he only had three minutes until he ran out of oxygen. Everyone tried to finish the match as fast as they could for Higuchi but he was certain he could continue. He fainted. Yoshimura put his mask back on but eventually fainted too. Then a mystery person entered the ring wearing an Owashi mask. Nobody could figure out who it was so they cancelled the match.

Sakura Hirota came down to the ring with her two children Kino & Megu. She explained that she was taking care of them today and does not know anybody in the locker room who could babysit for her. So Hirota and Antonio Honda would have to wrestle their match while the kids hung around in the ring. Hirota warned Honda not to do and loud sounding moves otherwise they would scare her children. That also included Yukinori Matsui’s pin counts. Honda put Hirota in a Crab Hold but Kino helped his mother reach the ropes. Honda then tried the Gongitsune trick but Hirota’s kids made the move backfire. Hirota and the kids then piled on top of Honda to pin him. After the match Honda told the kids that this was all Hirota’s idea so don’t blame him for anything. Megu then made Honda do the Gongitsune poke to himself.

Before the show began ALL OUT challenged the trainee Keigo Nakamura to a series of games against them. First up was an Arm Wrestling contest. Takeshita beat Nakamura in that. Next up was a game of imitation. Nakamura beat Iino by doing the Haka. The third game was a race between Katsumata and Nakamura to sell 10 beers to customers. Nakamura won that by three cans. Last was a minute long wrestling contest where whoever got the most takedowns won. Nakamura beat Akito by taking him down twice without losing a fall. Takeshita added an extra wrestling game at the end and beat Nakamura by pinning him in 19 seconds. Nakamura said he hasn’t decided when to have his debut pro wrestling match yet but today was another step towards it.


Early Beer Garden Cards, Mizuki Gets Princess Title Match

July 8, 2019

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 29/07/2019
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1. Gongitsune Vs World’s Strongest Married Woman: Antonio Honda Vs Sakura Hirota
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe

Time to spend another summer at the Beer Garden. ALL OUT kicks off this year’s series with their first KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence. Their opponents are the trio of Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe. Not quite Team BASARA, not quite Team ZERO1. It’s somewhere inbetween.

Sakura Hirota gets to come back for DDT after her impressive comedy work at the ALL OUT x Sendai Girls show.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DISASTER BOX DAY~”, 30/07/2019
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1. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Place: HARASHIMA Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs X
2. DISASTER Joshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Shinjuku Super Whirlwind!~: Hara Shimako, Kazuko Hirata & Yuko Ueno Vs Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Shun❤️Carousel

Kazuki Hirata’s distant cousin Kazuko Hirata won the rights to book a show for T2Hide last March. However that unit doesn’t exist anymore so DISASTER BOX will offer their spot to her and her cast of other wrestlers’ distant relatives. The regular DISASTER BOX unit gets to do some Sumo in the meantime.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DANSHOKU DIENO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 31/07/2019
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0. Special Under Match “Star Of Shining Friendship! Eternal Wrestling Boys Legend”: Tetsuya Koda Vs Hisaya Imabayashi
1. Some Kind Of Dark PowerPoint By Super Sasadango Machine: X Vs X

Normally we get a scary ghost story during Beer Garden week but this time it sounds like Super Sasadango Machine is going to tell it instead of Hisaya Imabayashi. Speaking of Imabayashi, his rivalry with the DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda reappears in the pre-show match.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~MOONLIGHT EXPRESS DAY~”, 01/08/2019
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1. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
2. Fear! Big Boss Brahman Attack! ~Cold Iron Pillar~: MAO, Mike Bailey & Asuka Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei

The Moonlight Express and Asuka join forces to take on the combined threat of Sanshiro Takagi and The Brahman Brothers!

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 02/08/2019
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1. Last Man Standing Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi

The last couple of years have always featured a match between Daisuke Sasaki and Masahiro Takanashi that was just an excuse for both men to drink their misery away. This year’s Last Man Standing stipulation is going to push their limits of how blackout drunk they can get.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE MOUNTAIN TOP 2019 ~I WILL NOT LOSE TO ANYONE~”, 01/09/2019
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1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Mizuki

Mizuki gets the title shot for winning the Tokyo Princess Cup. Since this show is happening a week after Tokyo Joshi’s event at Korakuen Hall it leaves me wondering what will they have planned for the Korakuen show?

Su Yung will be on the show, returning after her first tour from May last year.


DDT AND SENDAI GIRLS “ALL OUT X SENDAI GIRLS PRO-WRESTLING” Results

June 24, 2019

DDT & SENDAI GIRLS “ALL OUT X SENDAI GIRLS’ PRO-WRESTLING”, 24/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
207 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Akito defeated Sakura Hirota with the Figure 4 Leg Lock (11:40).
2. Hardcore Match: DASH Chisako defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Hormone Splash from the Ladder (11:13).
3. Chihiro Hashimoto defeated Yuki Iino with the Albright (8:44).
4. Meiko Satomura Vs Konosuke Takeshita ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino defeated Meiko Satomura, Chihiro Hashimoto & DASH Chisako (c) when Takeshita pinned Satomura with the German Suplex (19:12).
*Sendai Girls fail in V2. ALL OUT becomes the 39th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

This has been gearing up for a long time. ALL OUT and the Sendai Girls have battled over the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles twice in the last 12 months. The first time in July 2018 ALL OUT successfully defended the belts then in March of this year Senjo beat them in the rematch to take the championships. Today a final full fledged clash was held. There was five matches between the two sides with the last being for the trios gold. Konosuke Takeshita and Meiko Satomura spoke on behalf of their units at the beginning of the show. Takeshita promised amazing matches and also said he would pin Satomura in their match. Satomura told him to be prepared because her team will show the strength of the Sendai Girls in every match. She also thanked Sakura Hirota for coming in as Mika Iwata’s replacement on short notice.

Hirota was so dedicated to taking up Iwata’s role that she wore handmade Iwata ring gear, covered her face in white makeup, used Iwata’s entrance music, copied her movements and would only answer to her name. She told Akito that she had some trick up her sleeve. It involved removing a turnbuckle pad, getting the DDT trainee Keigo Nakamura involved in the match and attacking Akito’s backside with Kancho butt pokes. What she didn’t expect was for Akito’s rear end to become resistant to the Kancho and also be strong enough to flip her off her feet. Akito did a Kancho of his own then put Hirota in the Figure 4 Leg Lock for the victory. Both Akito and Hirota shook hands while holding onto their butts after the match.

Chairs was placed in the ring before the Hardcore Match between Shunma Katsumata and DASH Chisako began. Chisako quickly armed herself with a bamboo sword to take the early advantage. Katsumata placed a trash can over Chisako and struck her with the cane. He then brought out a box of Lego and spilled it inside the ring. That backfired when he missed a Moonsault and landed on the blocks. Chisako Sunset Power Bombed Katsumata from the top of a ladder, broke a chair over his head and hit the Hormone Splash from the Ladder to get Senjo their first win of the show.

Yuki Iino and Chihiro Hashimoto reignited their power versus power confrontation from the March 6-Man Title bout with a singles match today. When the bell rang they immediately charged each other for Shoulder Blocks. Iino got the upper hand early and went for the Haka Elbow but Hashimoto reversed the moment and did a taunting Elbow Drop of her own. She nearly put Iino away with a Spear followed by a Rolling Senton. Iino turned the tables by avoiding the Albright and hitting a Backflip followed by the Haka Elbow for a nearfall. Hashimoto recovered and got Iino in the Albright Suplex, getting the three count and two wins in a row for Senjo.

The last match to take place before the championship main event was between the two team leaders. Takeshita and Satomura went hell for leather on each other. Satomura put Takeshita through a table with a Death Valley Bomb from the ring apron to the outside. She brought him back in the ring to hit the move more times but that gave Takeshita a moment to give Satomura the Blue Thunder Bomb. With only a twenty minute time limit given, the final seconds saw Takeshita do a German Suplex only for Satomura to absorb the blow and hit the Scorpio Rising before the bell rang. Both of them were spent but still had one match left to take part in.

ALL OUT waited until just before the title match began to announce which three of them would be challenging for the 6-Man Tag Titles. It was Takeshita, Katsumata & Iino. While there was a variety of different pairings throughout, the finish involved the same three matchups presented earlier in the show. Katsumata took out Chisaki with the ¡Hasta la vista!, Iino got rid of Hashimoto with the Spear and Takeshita pinned Satomura with the German Suplex to crown new 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

The Sendai Girls were about to leave defeated when Takeshita called out to them on the microphone. He said they just had an unprecedented series of matches between men and women that ended with both sides getting two wins, two losses and a draw. He asked if they will continue this challenge someday. Satomura thanked DDT and ALL OUT for accepting today’s showdown since the Senjo fans were also looking forward to it. The show ended with Takeshita thanking everyone for supporting DDT and Sendai Girls.


Umeda’s Classmate Matches, Hirota Replaces Iwata, Yamato The Independent Champion?

June 18, 2019

BOYZ “HARAJUKU KAWAII SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 17~”, 23/06/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Kota Umeda
3. Good Shape Match: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Mizuki Watase Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kouhei Kinoshita & Jun Masaoka
6. The First BOYZ For Being BOYZ Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Makoto Oishi & Akito

Oh hey, Koju Takeda! Been a while since I’ve seen him round these parts. I think this is his first appearance in a DDT related show since the final days of DNA.

DDT & SENDAI GIRLS “ALL OUT X SENDAI GIRL’S PRO-WRESTLING”, 24/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Sakura Hirota Vs Akito
2. Hardcore Match: DASH Chisako Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Chihiro Hashimoto Vs Yuki Iino
4. Meiko Satomura Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Meiko Satomura, Chihiro Hashimoto & DASH Chisako (c) Vs ALL OUT X, X & X

Unfortunately Mika Iwata suffered a neck injury this week and cannot take part in the ALL OUT Vs Sendai Girls show. Sakura Hirota offered to take Iwata’s place when she heard the news. She is not under contract to Sendai Girls but participates in their shows regularly enough to consider the roster her family. She wants Akito to fight her the same way he was going to fight Iwata.

BASARA “BASARA 99 ~BANQUET~”, 25/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man Vs Yasu Urano, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Gouma Ryu
2. Sparky Vs Aiseki Tag!: Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Fumihiro Abe & Ikuto Hidaka
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
4. Special Single Match: Daiki Shimomura Vs Kota Umeda
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Minoru Fujita Vs SAGAT
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Kota Umeda has a few final matches with his DNA class to go through before he quits wrestling. This includes a trip over to BASARA to meet Daiki Shimomura.

The haunted Best Stretchman hood hasn’t been kept under control yet. What if there are more objects like that such as Yasu Urano’s bandana or Gouma Ryu’s lawbook?

DDT “PRO WRESTLING KOKERA OTOSHI! YUKI IINO AND YUMEHITO IMANARI TRIBUTE! DRAMATIC SEISEKI SAKURAGAOKA PRIME MINISTER 2019”, 06/07/2019
Tokyo Seisekiaura Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi Marunage Match: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata (Special Referee: Sanshiro Takagi)

Chris Brookes, Mike Bailey and Yumehito Imanari will be on the show. Yuki Iino is supposed to be too if the show title is anything to believe but his name isn’t on the list yet.

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

1. Yuki Ueno Marunage Match ~BRAND NEW TOMORROW~ Classmate Farewell Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yuki Ueno

The two tag teams will be decided by a lottery held before the match.

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

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

The comedian Kurochan asked for a woman to be included in the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title Battle Royal so he can fight one. DDT answered the request by adding Yuki Kamifuku to the match.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “LAST DANCE IS FOR ME 2019”, 17/07/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Great Conflict That Is Not Over Yet! Momota Family Vs Naoshi Sano: Chikara Vs Naoshi Sano
2. Ganpro Vs P.P.P. Full Battle: Keisuke Ishii Vs Mitomi Masayuki
3. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 20th Champions Decision Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol Vs Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery & Shota
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Hiroshi Yamato

For a man as well traveled in the Japanese scene as Hiroshi Yamato, the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title would be the perfect symbol to represent his status. Yamato believes he can raise the prestige of the championship by defending it across the 50-ish promotions he has wrestled for.

A retired Guts World championship is being resurrected for the feud between GPW and Real GUTS Army. This was Ken Ohka’s idea because he is becoming more and more hungry to be a champion again. Also the high stakes of a title match shows which wrestlers are the ones with real guts.

The newly created P.P.P. Tokyo gets a warm up against one of Ganpro’s best.

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE ~FOLLOW ME, THE DREAM IS STILL AHEAD~”, 15/09/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno

Last year Masahiro Takanashi ran his 15th anniversary show in Ryogoku KFC Hall. The show was so successful that he is doing another show there this September.