Video – Asuka Vs Yuki Ueno

January 22, 2019

DDT “DRAMATIC SHIN-YURISEE 2019”, 17/01/2019
Kanagawa Shin-Yurigaoka 21 Hall
102 Fans

Special Single Match: Asuka Vs Yuki Ueno


Video – Handmade In Japan Festival Wrestling

January 18, 2019

DDT “HANDMADE IN JAPAN FESTIVAL WINTER (2019)”, 12/01/2019
Tokyo Big Sight West Hall Music & Play Area
??? Fans

1. Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda Vs MAO & Mizuki Watase


DDT “DRAMATIC SHIN-YURISEE 2019” Results

January 17, 2019

DDT “DRAMATIC SHIN-YURISEE 2019”, 17/01/2019
Kanagawa Shin-Yurigaoka 21 Hall
102 Fans

1. Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated MAO & Gota Ihashi when Takanashi pinned Ihashi with an Oklahoma Roll (8:20).
2. Antonio Honda & Jason Kincaid defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Kincaid pinned Hirata with the Philosopher’s Stomp (10:26).
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Kota Umeda & Makoto Oishi defeated Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Umeda pinned Shimatani with the Umeda Driver (9:25).
4. Special Single Match: Asuka defeated Yuki Ueno with the Moonsault (10:29).
5. Number One In DDT Handsome King Decision Battle: HARASHIMA defeated Mizuki Watase with the Somato (12:17).
6. KAWASAKI Shin-yuri Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato when Yamashita pinned Paulie with the Fable (19:16).

ALL OUT gets their first win over DAMNATION in 2019 but the spotlight was on Hiroshi Yamato to for the main event. When Daisuke Sasaki grabbed a chair to attack Konosuke Takeshita with, Yamato stopped him and pleaded to act like “Mexican Era” Sasaki. Sasaki swung the chair at him but Yamato ducked and Mad Paulie took the blow. Takeshita then hit the Fable on Paulie to win the match. Takeshita credited Yamato’s sense of justice for giving ALL OUT the win today. He asked Yamato to sing for everyone. He did and ALL OUT joined in.

HARASHIMA has faced Mizuki Watase in singles match three times and has won all of them. However he thinks today was more difficult than the previous bouts. He felt Shigehiro Irie’s influence this time especially when Watase did the Cannonball into the corner. He expects Watase will become more and more stronger but HARASHIMA will still beat him every time.

Sanshiro Takagi promised a next generation talent to face Yuki Ueno and he delivered. Asuka is back in DDT! Ueno was no match for Japan’s first genderless wrestler and Asuka grabbed the win with a Choke Slam, German Suplex and the Moonsault. Takagi asked Hisaya Imabayashi to book Asuka on more DDT shows. In particular he wants Asuka to wrestle at Korakuen Hall, Itabashi Green Hall and Sumo Hall in the coming weeks. Asuka told the DDT fans “long time, no see” and to expect more action in the DDT ring regardless of gender.

Kazuki Hirata complained that somebody stole his entrance gear before the show. It turned out Jason Kincaid stole it and wore it down to the ring himself! He even did his own dance to “TOKYO GO!” The Hirata GO! glasses wound up getting destroyed so Toru Owashi replaced them with a pair of sunglasses he randomly found. When he handed them to Hirata, “CRASH” played over the speakers. Hirata ran out of the room and came back dressed as Masahiro Chono! He gave Owashi a Yakuza Kick but Honda snuck behind him and did a Scorpion Death Drop. Kincaid followed up with the Philosopher’s Stomp for the win.

Looks like Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga are looking for a KO-D Tag Team Titles shot together. They demanded that Gota Ihashi be taken out of the opening match and be replaced by Mike Bailey. MAO agreed but when it was time for the Moonlight Express to make their entrance, Ihashi came out dressed as Bailey! Ihashi tried to do Bailey’s moves including the Machine Gun Middle Kicks. With MAO they also tried to do the Michinoku Tornado Driver and Skylab Hurricane. Unfortunately Ihashi missed the Moonsault and Takanashi pinned him with an Oklahoma Roll.


DDT “CHIBA CITY MONORAIL WRESTLING” Results

January 12, 2019

DDT “MITSUI CHOJI CO., LTD. PRESENTS CHIBA CITY MONORAIL WRESTLING”, 12/01/2019
Chiba City Monorail Car
24 Fans – 100% Boarding Rate

1. Falls Count Anywhere Throws Prohibited Battle Royal: HARASHIMA defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Hiroshi Yamato, Konosuke Takeshita, Ippanjin Munenori Sawa, Akito, Yuki Iino, HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Yuki Ueno, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Isami Kodaka, Chinsuke Nakamura, Gota Ihashi (36:30).
1a. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo and Nobuhiro Shimatani eliminated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito and Yuki Iino by Monorail Out (12:3).
1b. Isami Kodaka eliminated Chinsuke Nakamura with the Zeyyari (17:34).
1c. Isami Kodaka and Tetsuya Endo eliminated Gota Ihashi by Monorail Out (19:07).
1d. Isami Kodaka and Yuki Ueno eliminated Hiroshi Yamato, Toru Owashi and Antonio Honda by Double Ladder Pin (28:21).
1e. Sanshiro Takagi eliminated Soma Takao with a Diving Body Press from a Ladder through a Table (30:33).
1f. Tetsuya Endo eliminated Sanshiro Takagi and Ippanjin Munenori Sawa with a Moonsault from the Platform Stairway (31:10).
1g. Isami Kodaka eliminated Tetsuya Endo with a School Boy (31:21).
1h. Yuki Ueno eliminated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Cradle (32:52).
1i. Yuki Ueno eliminated Isami Kodaka after a Brainbuster from HARASHIMA onto a stairway (35:35).
1j. HARASHIMA eliminated Yuki Ueno with the Somato (36:30).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Chinsuke Nakamura defeated Konosuke Takeshita (c) with a School Boy (7:38pm).
*Chinsuke Nakamura becomes the 1,343rd champion.

A packed monorail train of 24 fans got to take a trip with DDT across the Chiba line. The Battle Royal began with Sanshiro Takagi, Hiroshi Yamato and Konosuke Takeshita duking it out as the monorail left Chiba Station. With slams prohibited for the safety of the monorail and everybody onboard, the wrestlers had to think up of other ways to fight. Takeshita quickly came up with the idea to hang off of the train handles to Dropkick his opponents without having to land on the floor.

When the monorail made its first stop at Chiba Park Station a salaryman walked on board reading a newspaper. It was Ippanjin Munenori Sawa! Takeshita attacked Sawa and purposely ripped the sleeve on Sawa’s suit jacket. Sawa however used one of the train handles to trap Takeshita in a Wristlock.

Akito & Yuki Iino entered the match at Sakusabe Station. Iino put Yamato in an Argentine Backbreaker while Akito traded Anklelocks with Sawa.

Chaos broke out when another man in a suit started attacking the wrestlers and acting lewd. It was Danshoku Dieno! The wrestlers were put into a linked chain of Headscissors for Dieno to do the Danshoku Nightmare along the entire monorail.

With no eliminations yet the car got even more packed when DISASTER BOX got on board at Anagawa Station. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno got caught up in Dieno’s shenanigans. It still continued when Takeshita hit Dieno with the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title belt. Dieno just fell into Iino and got his hands all over him even more.

ALL OUT were so focused on Dieno that they didn’t see DAMNATION coming on board at Dobotsukoen Station. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani kicked every member of ALL OUT as well as Dieno out of the monorail and the doors closed on them, eliminating ALL OUT from the match!

Isami Kodaka was ready for a fight when the monorail reached Mitsuwadai Station. For a few moments we got the dream matchup of HARASHIMA Vs Kodaka inside a monorail. Meanwhile Ueno put Endo in a Cobra Twist.

Familiar music played at Tsuga Station for the entry of the one, the only, Chinsuke Nakamura! Kodaka hit Nakamura with a knee to the back of the head and pinned him for the quick elimination. YeahOh!

Gota Ihashi got on board at Sakuragi Station. The other wrestlers welcomed Ihashi by forming arches with their arms for Ihashi to walk through. The arches guided Ihashi to the door at the other end of the monorail. Kodaka and Endo then kicked him out before the door closed to eliminate him.

Chaos broke out again when everyone decided to gang up on Shimatani. Even Takao and Endo got involved even though Shimatani is on their side! Takagi and Sawa also clashed with each other during the melee.

The final entrant was Antonio Honda at Chishirodai Station. He immediately wanted to give up because he was standing out in the cold for so long. Yamato dropped his guard while listening to the story so Honda used Gongitsune to pinch him in the nipple.

The monorail was still at the Chishirodai Station so some of the wrestlers took the fight outside to the platform. Yamato, Owashi and Honda found a ladder then suddenly began singing a song from Galaxy Express 999. This lured DJ Nira out from the shadows to grab the ladder with the other three and join in with the song. Kodaka and Ueno jumped on top of the group and used the ladder to pin all of them at the same time for the three count.

Nearby Sawa hit Takao with the Shining Wizard and placed him on a table. Takagi climbed a ladder beside it and put Takao through the table with a Diving Body Press. That was enough for Takagi to eliminate him by pinfall.

The eliminations then came thick and fast on the platform. Endo did a Moonsault from the stairway railing onto Takagi and Sawa to pin both of them.

Kodaka then rolled up Endo with a School Boy to pin him with some extra help by HARASHIMA & Ueno.

Shimatani dashed from one end of the platform to the other yelling “I am Nobu!” Whatever he wanted to do didn’t happen because Ueno rolled him into a Cradle for the three count.

Kodaka went and found a tag team partner to face HARASHIMA & Ueno. It is the Chiba Monorail mascot Mono-chan! HARASHIMA was surprised to discover how easily Mono-chan overpowered him.

Kodaka tried to Brainbuster HARASHIMA down a flight of stairs but HARASHIMA reversed it! Kodaka tumbled down the steps while Ueno chased after him. When Kodaka reached the bottom it was an easy three count for Ueno.

So the match came down to HARASHIMA and Ueno as the final two. Ueno shook HARASHIMA’s hand but it was a trap to roll him into a pin. HARASHIMA got out of it and hit Ueno with a High Kick. He then hit the Somato to win the match!

The match was over but HARASHIMA was suddenly approached by an exhausted looking Takeshita. He ran the entire way from Dobotsukoen Station chasing after the monorail! Chinsuke Nakamura snuck up behind Takeshita and hit the Low Blow. Chinsuke then pinned Takeshita with a School Boy to become the new Iron Man Champion! Chinsuke ran off yelling “YeahOh!” HARASHIMA called today the best wrestling match on a type of transportation DDT has done yet.


DDT “HANDMADE IN JAPAN FESTIVAL WINTER (2019)” Results

January 12, 2019

DDT “HANDMADE IN JAPAN FESTIVAL WINTER (2019)”, 12/01/2019
Tokyo Big Sight West Hall Music & Play Area
??? Fans

1. Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Yuki Iino and MAO & Mizuki Watase when pinned Watase with a Diving Body Press from the Ladder onto the Dream Go Wreckage (27:55).

For DDT’s return to the Handmade In Japan Fes in 2019, Sanshiro Takagi prepared something new and special for the occasion. He constructed the Dream Go, a giant figure made out of plastic cases to be used as a secret weapon at February’s Sumo Hall show. However it is only 80% complete and Takagi wanted to use today’s match at the festival to search for the remaining parts he needs. Unfortunately the Dream Go collapsed and broke apart into pieces when the crew tried to lift it off the stage.

When the match began, MAO & Mizuki Watase attacked Iino with a skateboard and mostly target his ass. Watase also encouraged some kids in the crowd to step forth and chop Iino in the ass. The match moved into the market where the wrestlers bumped into Makoto Oishi and Misaki Ohata. The couple were there as customers but Oishi joined in the fun of attacking wrestlers with skateboard while Ohata watched with a confused look on her face. The wrestlers then trapped each other in a line of Headscissors that Iino flipped over into a massive Crab Hold. Takagi escaped and purchased some items from the market stalls. MAO got angry when he found out Takagi was passing the bill on to DDT instead of paying for them with his own money. The wrestlers then went beer tasting. Takagi bought a bottle so he could hit MAO with it. Watase ended up getting drunk enough to yell at everyone for attention. That stopped when Iino tackled him from behind. MAO found a large sphere to do a Moonsault off of. Everyone went down except for Takagi who went missing.

Takagi was found back at the stage repairing the Dream Go. He placed Watase on a table below then with Iino threw the Dream Go at Watase! Watase rolled out of the way and the Dream Go hit the table and broke into pieces again. Iino Speared MAO and Kota Umeda into the remains. Watase was thrown onto the table again and had the cases placed on top of him. Kazusada Higuchi climbed the ladder and hit a Diving Body Press on Watase, crushing him through the table and beneath the Dream Go! Higuchi pinned Watase to win the match for himself and Umeda.

After the match Higuchi found out that the Handmade In Japan Fes is held twice a year with the second one taking place in the summer. He asked the event organiser if DDT can come back for it. The organiser said he will consider it.


Kincaid Returns, Yoshimura Cleared, Marufuji Vs Endo At Sumo Hall

January 11, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 13/01/2019
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Pom Harajuku Vs Himawari Unagi
2. Marika Kobashi, Miu Watanabe & YUMI Vs Yuna Manase, Pipipipi Pinano & Raku
3. 3 Way Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Maki Itoh Vs Veda Scott
4. Natsumi Maki Vs Hikari Noa
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
6. Miyu Yamashita & Reika Saiki Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

The new year for Tokyo Joshi Pro has begun. Miyu Yamashita and the Magical Sugar Rabbits all stand tall as the unbeatable champions. Their are no clear indicators yet as to who will step up to challenge them yet. The Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) are all getting more comfortable in their new gear. The new class of joshi are getting plenty of ring time with each other too. Hyper Misao is taking a break but Marika Kobashi is back. Let’s see what new directions everyone will take starting tomorrow.

DDT “DRAMATIC AKASONAE! 2019”, 13/01/2019
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Toru Owashi, Keisuke Okuda & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Akito, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase
2. Antonio Honda & Jason Kincaid Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Mike Bailey, MAO & Kota Umeda Vs Masahiro Takanashi, Kazusada Higuchi & Sammy Guevara
4. Naniwa 3 Big Single Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Iino
5. Naniwa 3 Big Single Match: Kazuki Hirata Vs Maku Donaruto (w/ Phoenix Haru)
6. Naniwa 3 Big Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuni
7. Tomorrow Is Good! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

Jason “The Gift” Kincaid is back for another tour of DDT. He is keeping his promise to team with Antonio Honda too.

DDT “DRAMATIC ROKUMONSEN! 2019”, 14/01/2019
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. New Year’s Special Rumble: Toru Owashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Keisuke Okuda Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yuni Vs Maku Donaruto (w/ Phoenix Haru) Vs Kikutaro
2. Kota Umeda Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Soma Takao Vs Yuki Ueno
4. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Sammy Guevara
5. Mike Bailey, MAO & Veda Scott Vs Makoto Oishi, Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase
6. Humanity Is A Game Blooming In The Big Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Jason Kincaid
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino

And then a day later Kincaid gets HARASHIMA one on one.

DDT “DRAMATIC SHINYURISEE 2019”, 17/01/2019
Kanagawa Shin-Yurigaoka 21 Hall

1. Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs MAO & Gota Ihashi
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda & Jason Kincaid
3. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kota Umeda & Makoto Oishi
4. Number One In DDT Handsome King Decision Battle: HARASHIMA Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Special Single Match: Yuki Ueno Vs Sanshiro Takagi’s Nominated Next Generation Pro Wrestler
6. KAWASAKI Shin-yuri Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato

What is Sanshiro Takagi up to? He is choosing Yuki Ueno’s opponent for this show. It might be related to ALL DOIN.

DDT “DDT STILL DOES NOT KNOW GUNMA 2019”, 19/01/2019
Gunma Yamada Green Dome Maebashi Sub Event Area

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Mizuke Watase
2. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Jason Kincaid
3. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs MAO & Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Keisuke Okuda & Makoto Oishi
5. DDT Megaton Class 3 Way Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Iino
6. The Mountain Of Akagi Is Also Available This Evening! Maebashi Specialty Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Kota Umeda

DDT wanted to do the Megaton 3 Way Match on the 13th January Osaka show but that was postponed so Kazusada Higuchi could replace the injured Jun Kasai in another match. We only have to wait a week to get the promised big boy 3 Way Match.

BASARA “BASARA 86 ~SEKIDOSEIZAN~”, 20/01/2019
Chiba Blue Field

1. Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yuta Suzuki
2. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Best Stretchmen: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man
3. Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Masato Kamino & Yasu Urano
4. Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Yukihiro Abe & Takato Nakano
5. Usamin Chief Vs Muscle Monster! Special Single Match: SAGAT Vs Yuji Hino

SAGAT is a brave lad for wanting a singles match with Yuji Hino.

DDT “ORETACHI, DDT! 2019”, 02/02/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Naomi Yoshimura has been given the go ahead to come back to the ring. He spent three days in the hospital when he was diagnosed with a cervical sprain over new year’s. Yoshimura was a little worried to start getting active until he was assured everything was okay. He is able to train the same amount as he could before his injury. Daisuke Sasaki’s comments about Yoshimura that were made immediately after the injury happened still stick with him but he is going to start from the bottom of the ladder again, which is why his first match back is against Yuki Ueno. Yoshimura has never lost a match to Ueno and he was also his opponent for his first singles match. Yoshimura feels this is the perfect test to see if he has healed back to normal.

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

1. Danshoku Dieno Produce OsuMAN Dankon Debut Match: OsuMAN Dankon Vs X
2. Go Shiozaki, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sekimoto, Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
3. Special Hardcore 6-Person Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Itoh Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Takumi Iroha
4. Dramatic Dream Match: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Tetsuya Endo
5. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs CIMA & Seiki Yoshioka
6. DDT Extreme Title – ??? Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs HARASHIMA
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Naomichi Marufuji has been wanting to wrestle in DDT for a while now but injuries have delayed such plans from being made. That was until this week when DDT revealed he will be at “JUDGEMENT 2019” for a match against Tetsuya Endo! Marufuji’s return from injury will first happen in NOAH on 1st February. After that he will shift his attention over to DDT and Endo. Marufuji thinks Endo has the potential to be one of the best wrestlers in Japan and he wants to experience that potential for himself. Endo respects Marufuji but thinks he is different from him. He doesn’t care about having a good match, he only wants to crush Marufuji when they meet in the ring! Endo also thinks Marufuji won’t be able to reach his best condition in time for the match. Not just physically but mentally too. Endo proved how little he cares about the importance of this match by eating his lunch during the press conference while sitting next to NOAH’s president Masayuki Uchida. Although in Endo’s defence it was 5:40pm and he had to eat his homemade meal exactly two hours before his next protein drink.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI SUPER ~ NEW YEAR BALL SPECIAL! ALL SEATS 2,000 YEN BOX OFFICE!! 2019” Results

January 3, 2019

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI SUPER ~ NEW YEAR BALL SPECIAL! ALL SEATS 2,000 YEN BOX OFFICE!! 2019”, 03/01/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,750 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Heisei’s Last Back Comparison: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated El Lindaman with the Reverse Strike (8:12).
2. Sake & Tears & Men & Women & Foreigners & Former Wrestlers: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai defeated Mike Bailey, Sammy Guevara, Veda Scott & Hoshitango when Sakaguchi pinned Hoshitango with the God’s Right Knee (7:49).
3. New Year’s Day! Burst Out Laughing! First Laughter Rumble: Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Kuishinbo Kamen with the Gorgeous Superstar Elbow (16:57).
Order Of Elimination: Sanshiro Takagi, Tiger Mask V (Self-Proclaimed), Atsushi Maruyama, Makoto Oishi, Hen China and Kuishinbo Kamen.
4. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 6th Match: Daichi Hashimoto defeated Kota Umeda with the Shining Wizard (11:50).
5. New Year! 3 Way Tag Ladder Match: MAO & Jun Kasai defeated Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda and Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase when MAO grabbed the Otoshidama (12:33).
6. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION! ~ Lucha Libre Rules: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno & Keisuke Ishii defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Puma King when HARASHIMA pinned King with the Somato (15:13).
7. DDT Extreme Title – Boxing Glove Match: Shinya Aoki (c) defeated Tanomusaku Toba (w/ Hayato Sakurai) by TKO with a Left Hook (R3 1:14).
*V1 for Shinya Aoki.
8. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino defeated CIMA, T-Hawk & Duan Yingnan (c) when Takeshita pinned CIMA with the Fable (19:18).
*#STRONGHEARTS fails in V1. ALL OUT becomes the 37th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!

ALL OUT kicks off 2019 by winning the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles from #STRONGHEARTS! The invading force led by CIMA has been a thorn in ALL OUT’s side for over three months. Today ALL OUT got their absolute victory over them. CIMA, T-Hawk & Duan Yingnan were a handful at first and Akito took the brunt of the champion team’s offence. That was until Yuki Iino used his power to clear the ring, leading to CIMA facing off with Konosuke Takeshita once more. CIMA hit the Thrust Kick only for Takeshita to shake it off and Lariat him. Takeshita avoided the Schwein and stuck CIMA with his knee. Then the finish happened. Takeshita used the very move he was inspired to create after losing to CIMA at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018”. Takeshita hit the Fable and pinned CIMA to win the titles for ALL OUT!

After the match Takeshita said that after he wins the KO-D Openweight Title he can take the challenge to defend it against CIMA, T-Hawk and Yingnan. CIMA mentioned that he’s been wrestling for the same number of years that Takeshita’s been alive. He accepts defeat for the entire unit today, not just in the main event but also from the opening match. #STRONGHEARTS are going to go have a meeting to figure out where to shake things up next in 2019. CIMA said his goodbyes and it seems that for now #STRONGHEARTS’s time with DDT has come to an end.

The show ended with the confirmed matches for “JUDGEMENT 2019” at Sumo Hall on 17th February. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita for the KO-D Title is the main event. Also Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito will face Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Takumi Iroha in a Hardcore Match! Sasaki and Takeshita faced off in the ring to close out the show.

A round system was added to the DDT Extreme Title match by Tanomusaku Toba’s request. The match could have lasted for 15 rounds of three minutes each but Shinya Aoki only needed three to knock Toba out. Apparently Hayato “Mach” Sakurai knew all of Aoki’s weak points but Toba was unable to hear his instructions during the match. HARASHIMA approached Aoki after the match to ask for a title rematch. Aoki agreed and it was decided it will take place at “JUDGEMENT 2019”. Aoki said he and HARASHIMA will show a strong side of DDT that only those two can do.

Puma King and Toru Owashi both asked for the 10-Man Tag Match between DAMNATION and DISASTER BOX to be held under Lucha Libre rules. All hell broke loose in the ring until HARASHIMA pinned King with the Somato. Sasaki wore a Shuji Ishikawa shirt for the match and placed it in the middle of the ring when it was over. He invited Ishikawa down to the ring to give everyone the sad news. Since Ishikawa has now signed a contract with All Japan, Sasaki thinks that means he will also be leaving DAMNATION. Tetsuya Endo was asked to give his favourite memories with Ishikawa but he didn’t have any. Ishikawa walked away from the ring so upset that Mad Paulie followed to console him. Sasaki switched the subject to Puma King having his last match in DDT today. It is now time for DAMNATION to rebuild. Suddenly “Matsuken Samba” played and Paulie came out dancing. Ishikawa came back out wearing a DAMNATION shirt singing about how “Shu-chan” won’t quit DAMNATION! Sasaki hit him over the head with a microphone to make him stop. If Ishikawa isn’t quitting then that means “DAMNATION, Forever!”

The new year tradition of otoshidama (an envelope filled with gift money) hung above Korakuen Hall for the 3 Way Tag Ladder match. MAO gave Jun Kasai some bananas to get on his good side but Kasai rejected them because he is tired of eating them. Kasai put Kazusada Higuchi through a table with a Flying Body Press (doesn’t count as the Pearl Harbour Splash because he wasn’t wearing his goggles). MAO used the bananas to lure Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda into a ladder trap at the corner, incapacitating them. Mizuki Watase was knocked off the ladder onto a plastic box that Kasai placed below him. That allowed MAO to grab the otoshidama and win the match. MAO opened it up to see how much was inside and found only a single 500 yen coin. However, Hisaya Imabayashi then told MAO he could also make one wish. MAO asked for a Round One entertainment centre to be built in Aoyama. He was only joking. Instead MAO wishes to create his own kind of hardcore wrestling in DDT. MAO asked Kasai to help him. Kasai will but only on a bigger stage because DDT is too cheap to give them proper prize money. Kasai then kicked MAO and ran off with the 500 yen.

Kota Umeda continues to be winless in his trial series. Match 6 of 7 was against Daichi Hashimoto in a match dominated by kicks. Hashimoto did the deal with a Falcon Arrow for a nearfall. The Shining Wizard afterwards ended the match. Hashimoto said he had a lot of fun doing the the kicking duel with Umeda. With one match left in Umeda’s trial he found out who his opponent will be on 27th January. It’s Shuji Ishikawa! Umeda approached him for a handshake but instead slapped Ishikawa across the face. Ishikawa returned a slap of his own and left the ring.

DDT’s search for the next breakout comedy wrestler took place with Sanshiro Takagi and Makoto Oishi holding a Battle Royal. Hen China was the first entrant but he spent most of his time attaching glow sticks to the ring ropes death match style. Tiger Mask V (Self-Proclaimed) outwrestled Oishi with his dazzlingly flabby Tiger Mask style. Gorgeous Matsuno’s singing entrance was cut off by Kuishinbo Kamen reading his children’s picture book to the audience. The final entrant Atsushi Maruyama was annoyed that DDT booked him in this match instead of something major. Matsuno used Rocket Punches to eliminate the field until it was down to him and Kamen. The rest of the wrestlers stuck around to do comedy spots. They kept encouraging Matsuno to do the Gorgeous Superstar Elbow to Kamen over and over to make it look cool. It made Matsuno so tired that he had to crawl really slowly to cover Kamen. He still got the three count and everyone piled on top of him to celebrate his win.

Shuten-dōji were victorious over their ragtag collection of opponents in the 8-Man Tag Match. Yukio Sakaguchi pinned Hoshitango with the God’s Right Knee.

The other #STRONGHEARTS defeat today came at the hands of Nobuhiro Shimatani of all people! He pinned El Lindaman with the Reverse Strike crucifix slam. Lindaman played a good sport after the match until he gave Shimatani a Low Blow and left the ring. That won’t upset Shimatani though. He’s starting off the year with a win. Everything’s coming up Nobu!

The show began with news that DDT has formed a partnership with the English promotion Fight Club: PRO. FCP co-owner Martin Zaki joined Takagi, MAO and Mike Bailey in the ring for the announcement. Takagi wants DDT to appeal across the world in 2019 so he’s joining in with the Japanese scene’s growing ventures to the UK. Both companies will be sending wrestlers back and forth to each other throughout the year. Zaki says this is a big opportunity to bring talent rich in personality, both male and female, over to the UK. It also gives British wrestlers the opportunity to learn both the spiritual and physical elements of pro wrestling in Japan. Maybe even a new style combining British and Japanese wrestling philosophies can be discovered through this.

Yukio Naya from Real Japan will compete at “JUDGEMENT 2019”. He is the grandson of the legendary sumo wrestler Taiho Koki. Naya has only been wrestling for over a year and says he will be honored to wrestle in Sumo Hall.

Danshoku Dieno’s newest creation OsuMAN Dankon is debuting at “JUDGEMENT 2019”. I don’t know what it is. I don’t think I want to know what it is.

In Tokyo Joshi Pro news Natsumi Maki appeared on this show to confirm her debut with TJPW on tomorrow’s Korakuen show.