DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3” Results

August 1, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE
223 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Special Under Match – Ultimate Vs Supreme: Tetsuya Koda defeated Hisaya Imabayashi by TKO with the Sleeper Hold (11:57).
1. Yukio Naya & Yuki Iino defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Yuya Koroku when Iino pinned Koroku with a Lariat (9:35).
2. Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani ended in a No Contest (5:19).
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Yusuke Okada defeated Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee (8:17).
4. Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match: A.YAZAWA defeated HARASHIMA, Saki Akai, Mad Paulie and Kazuki Hirata when YAZAWA pinned Hirata with a School Boy (14:17).
5. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura when MAO pinned Nakamura after the MADMAX (14:45).
6. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: Jun Akiyama, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yuki Ueno, Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura when Endo pinned Yoshimura with the Shooting Star Press (21:26).

Beer Garden 2021 came to a close with the usual end to DDT’s tradition, a Fan Lottery 6-Man Tag Match. Members of the audience randomly picked the spots for each team and we ended up with Jun Akiyama, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo all on the same side. Any visual sign of tension disappeared when Endo came out dressed in his old wrestling gear and encouraged the others to reform Happy Motels for one night. Akiyama had to play the role of Antonio Honda in this case. The opposing team was Yuki Ueno, Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura. All of them came from the DNA generation so they paid tribute to the old brand by wearing DNA shirts and walking out to the DNA theme song. Akiyama played the part of Honda well by tripping onto his knee and doing the Bionic Elbow with his partners. The three of them worked so well they won the match with Endo getting the pin on Yoshimura.

After the match Endo said Beer Garden is all about having fun so he encouraged Akiyama and Takeshita to let go of their rivalry for the day. He also apologised to Takeshita for cheap shotting him at last year’s Beer Garden finale. Takeshita and Akiyama both agreed to get along but things will go back to normal when they fight each other for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 15th August and the KO-D Openweight Title on the 21st. Endo also promoted his DAMNATION team defending the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on that day too. They all raised their hands together to end the show… and then Endo Headbutted Takeshita. Endo stormed off backstage and stripped out of his old costume embarrassed that he had to act so nice towards Akiyama & Takeshita today.

Chris Brookes didn’t want to team with Keigo Nakamura so he purposely joined the other team to make it a 3 Vs 1 Handicap match. Brookes entered the ring with The 37KAMIINA but Nakamura begged him to team up as planned. Brookes agreed to do it but still helped Shunma Katsumata & MAO do some triple team spots. Brookes eventually took the match seriously but it wasn’t enough for them to win. Katsumata & MAO hit the Power Bomb/Blockbuster version of MADMAX (apparently any double team move involving Katsumata jumping off the top rope is called the MADMAX) on Nakamura to get the win. Afterwards Katsumata told MAO he found out Jun Kasai’s weakness. He doesn’t like stepping on Lego so they’re going to use them against him at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”!

Daisuke Sasaki was pulled from the show on short notice because he might have been in close contact with somebody who recently tested positive for the Coronavirus. The Drunk Match was cancelled and HARASHIMA was moved over to the Rock & Roll Death Match. There was another replacement as Antonio Honda suffered from love sickness and had to be replaced by A.YAZAWA in a rare appearance. Everyone in the match got drunk and danced whenever music played. YAZAWA and Saki Akai did karaoke. A recording of Shuji Ishikawa singing caused Mad Paulie to dance. Everyone fell asleep until Swan Lake played and they all did ballet together. YAZAWA then rolled over Kazuki Hirata to win the match.

Eruption once again got the better of DAMNATION once again in their latest preview match, this time with Yusuke Okada teaming with them. Yuji Hino was already drinking and decided to wrestle in his normal clothing. When he put Akito in a Sleeper Hold he flipped off the rest of his opponents. Eventually he got drunk and when he went to do the Diving Body Press off the top rope, he landed on Nobuhiro Shimatani instead of Yukio Sakaguchi. Hino needed Soma Takao’s help to get out of the ring and while that happened, Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee.

An accidental bump of heads between Danshoku Dieno and Hideki Okatani during the opening of the show led to them swapping bodies before their match. Dieno walked out wearing Okatani’s gear while Okatani ran out in Dieno’s costume acting just like him. Another clash of heads seemed to turn them back to normal. Dieno was himself again and he chased after Daisuke Kiso. However Okatani didn’t change and he got his hands on Yukinori Matsui. That officials had to call of the match as things got out of hand.

Sanshiro Takagi paid a lot of cash to repair the Dramatic Dream so he is going to get his money’s worth! He brought it out for the opening match, crashed into the combined centaur form of Yukio Naya & Yuki Iino and then crashed into his own partner Yuya Koroku. Iino then hit a Lariat on Koroku to take the win for his team.

The most important match of the week, nay, the month took place in the pre-show. It was the DDT GM Hisaya Imabayashi against the Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda in the latest chapter of their never ending one sided rivalry. Imabayashi was spurned on by phonecalls of his increasingly disgruntled wife while Koda showed a more evil side to his wrestling abilities. Sadly for Imabayashi he fell to the Sleeper Hold and as a result won’t be welcomed back home by his family.

Midway through the show, Dieno & Iino confronted Imabayashi demanding to be made into a full time tag team. They kept coming up with sexual innuendos for team names like Osu Academy, The Wizard Of Osu and Will Osupreay. Imabayashi told them he will agree to their demand once they come up with a better tag team name.

Earlier today on the Ganbare☆Pro show, Yuna Manase made it known that she wants a match against Saki Akai. She crashed the DDT show along with Ken Ohka to challenge Akai directly. It is a match she wanted to have at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” and when that never happened it’s been bothering her ever since. Akai accepted the challenge and wants the match to happen in Fukuoka on 12th September. Manase said Ganpro already has a show in Itabashi that day but Ohka encouraged her to go do it. Manase offered to shake hands but Akai left her hanging.

Voice actor Tetsu Inada will be making appearances at the Hiragana Muscle shows in September.


DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1” Results

July 30, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1”, 30/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE
186 Fans – No Vacancy

1. MAO & Yukio Naya defeated Akito & Gota Ihashi when Naya submitted Ihashi with the Naya Link E (9:15).
2. Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi defeated SHINGO with the Dramatic Dream Twister (10:31).
3. Saki Akai Produce Match: Kazusada Clark, Yukio Ochanomizu & Saki Akamon defeated Regent Hirata, Yuko Kamisori & One Punch Nakamura when Clark pinned Kamisori with a Lariat (11:35).
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match ~Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Are Also A Classic!~: Toru Owashi, Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Yuki Ueno defeated Shinigami after they moved his heart (4:43).
5. HARASHIMA Produce Match – DISASTER BOX Vs Ganpro!: Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii defeated HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura when Katsumura submitted Yoshimura with the Ninja Choke (17:28).
6. Chris Brookes & Hideki Okatani defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Yuya Koroku when Okatani submitted Koroku with a Crab Hold (22:18).

Summertime means it’s time for DDT to go back to the beer garden. Normally the headline match goes to one of the wrestler self-produced matches but this year the Day 1 spotlight was given to Hideki Okatani and Yuya Koroku. The tag match also involved Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes but the final moments came down to the youngsters. Okatani got the better of Koroku in a duel of Elbow Strikes and almost won with a Running Elbow Smash. He had to make Koroku give up to a Crab Hold to get the win in the end. Okatani got to give the show closing speech. He wants to win his matches on all the Beer Garden shows this year.

The visiting Ganbare☆Pro team were victorious over DISASTER BOX. Even they were surprised by the result! While HARASHIMA and Keisuke Ishii kicked each other back and forth on the ring apron, Naomi Yoshimura tangled with Shuichiro Katsumura in the ring. Katsumura caught his opponent’s Lariat and countered it into the Ninja Choke. He kept the move locked in until the referee stopped the match in his favour. HARASHIMA took the loss well and along with Yoshimura shook hands with his opponents after the match.

The annual ghost story from Hisaya Imabayashi almost never took place. First a delay was announced because everyone involved in the match was caught in a traffic accident on the way to the venue. Imabayashi arrived in a hurry and explained to everyone they crashed into a dump truck. He wasn’t hurt in the accident but the four wrestlers were all sent to the hospital in an unconscious state. He broke down and cried in the ring until suddenly Toru Owashi, Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine and Yuki Ueno all climbed into the ring and began wrestling their match. However nobody at ringside was reacting to them, leaving the wrestlers feeling confused. All of a sudden, a Shinigami appeared and told the wrestlers they all died in the traffic accident earlier due to Sasadango’s bad driving. Their souls made it to Shinjuku FACE because it was their duty to still wrestle but the time had come for him to take their souls to the afterlife. The wrestlers begged for their lives and struck a deal with the Shinigami. He would bring them back to life for five minutes so they could wrestle their last match. They were revived, giving Yukinori Matsui a big shock, and they went straight into the 4 Way. But there was a twist from Shinigami. He would spare the winner of the match and only take the souls of the losers! Ueno ended up winning the match by making Sasadango tap out to a Sleeper Hold. However Ueno offered to sacrifice himself to Shinigami in order to spare the other three. Each of the wrestlers all did the same until Shinigami got annoyed and decided to revive all of them. The wrestlers celebrated until Imabayashi tried to scare them all with the evil point he always does during his ghost stories. But nothing happened. They didn’t even notice him. Imabayashi was confused until the Shinigami tapped on his shoulder and told him it was time for them to leave. That was when Imabayashi realized he was dead all along. The room went dark and then “Wild Thing” played.

It was a bunch of family fortunes in Match #3. The relatives of six DDT wrestlers were gathered together for a 6-Man Tag Match. One team was made up of well behaved high school students: Kazusada Clark, Yukio Ochanomizu & Saki Akamon. Their opponents Regent Hirata, Yuko Kamisori & One Punch Nakamura were all delinquents. Hirata bullied Ochanomizu for his money. Ochanomizu offered him his lunch bread instead but Hirata slapped it away. They continued to bully the students until they stripped off Ochanomizu’s jacket to discover his body was covered in tattoos. The tables turned anf Ochanomizu led his team to fight back against the bullies. Clark confessed his love for Kamisori after the match and they kissed in the ring.

Bicycles were legal when Sanshiro Takagi went to war with wrestler/cyclist SHINGO. First SHINGO cycled out in his full costume then Takagi appeared with the revived and upgraded Dramatic Dream! SHINGO asked for his legs to not be targeted because he has a race next week but his pleas were ignored as Takagi attacked them. They soon brought their bikes into the ring and cycled into each other. SHINGO got the upper hand at first but Takagi eventually lifted both him and his bicycle high in the air for an Argentine Backbreaker. Takagi then attached a drill to the Dramatic Dream and used it to smash a plastic box into SHINGO. Takagi then finished him off with the Dramatic Dream Twister. He praised SHINGO and his trainers at HEAT-UP for a great performance after the match.

MAO & Yukio Naya were a well oiled machine together against Akito & Gota Ihashi. Naya Choke Slammed Akito onto his partner and then put Ihashi in a Cobra Twist. MAO made the letter E with his body and climbed on top of them to add more pressure to the hold, causing Ihashi to give up.


Video – Team Thoroughbred Vs Team Olympian For The KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles

July 28, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!”, 04/07/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
621 Fans – Super No Vacancy

KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) Vs Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura


Princess Cup Begins Tomorrow, Oishi Injury Update, Full Peter Pan Card

July 21, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 22/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Vs 4 Handicap Match: Shoko Nakajima, Rika Tatsumi & Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Haruna Neko & Suzume
2. Hikari Noa, Mizuki, Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Marika Kobashi & Kaya Toribami
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1D: Arisu Endo Vs Mahiro Kiryu
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1C: Moka Miyamoto Vs Raku
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1B: Pom Harajuku Vs Mirai Maiumi
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1A: Nao Kakuta Vs Miyu Yamashita

Seven shows in five days begin tomorrow! Tokyo Princess Cup four days in a row!

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN NAGOYA”, 23/07/2021
Nagoya City Tsuyuhashi Sports Center

1. Antonio Honda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Danshoku Dieno Vs The Intelligent Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Saki Akai & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi, Akito & Yukio Naya
4. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Chris Brookes
5. Nagoya Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuya Koroku
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

Makoto Oishi was diagnosed with a fractured lumbar vertebrae after sustaining a back injury on Sunday’s show. There is no timeline for his return yet. Yusuke Okada has offered to take Oishi’s place for this Thursday’s 6-Man Tag match. He is not joining Junretsu but owes this debt to help Oishi because he was the first person in DDT to accept him.

Okada’s move up the card causes a few changes to other matches. Toru Owashi replaces Okada in Match #5. The 3 Way Match Owashi was a part of is now just a singles match between Danshoku Dieno and The Intelligent Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4.

DDT “JUN AKIYAMA LOCAL TRIUMPHANT RETURN! SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IZUMI”, 24/07/2021
Osaka Izumi City Plaza Yayoi no Kaze Hall

1. Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Antonio Honda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
4. Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao
5. Izumi Specialty Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Akito
6. Eruption Vs DAMNATION!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie
7. PIONEER NEXT Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Okada was already teaming with Junretsu in the main event. It’s Hideki Okatani that will fill in for the injured Oishi.

The Eruption Vs DAMNATION match means a little bit more now that it is a tune up for the upcoming KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles bout.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4”, 26/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Choun-Shiryu Vs Darkunesu K
2. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Kikutaro
3. Tetsuya Endo Vs Leo Isaka
4. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Shigehiro Irie & Daiki Shimomura
5. Mad Paulie’s Five Years And A Few Months After His Birth Anniversary Match: Kohei Sato, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Kengo Mashimo, Masashi Takeda & Keizo Matsuda
6. MONDAY NIGHT WAR: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Minoru Fujita

This is the official match order.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 2”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Soma Takao Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Korku
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Chris Brookes, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda
4. Shunma Katsumata Produce – Hardcore 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
5. Makoto Oishi Produce Match ~ Our Youth: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs MEN’S Teioh, Shiori Asahi & Yuya Koroku
6. Tetsuya Endo Produce Match ~ CyberFight Concurso – DDT Novice Championship: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Seiya Morohashi & Gorgeous Matsuno

Sadly Oishi doesn’t get to be a part of his own produced match anymore. But for the rookie Yuya Koroku this is a golden opportunity to learn in the ring. Maybe he can be MEN’S Club material?

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

0. Special Under Match – Ultimate Vs Supreme: Tetsuya Koda Vs Hisaya Imabayashi
1. Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Yusuke Okada
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuya Koroku Vs Yukio Naya & Yuyi Iino
4. Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
5. Rock & Roll Death Match: Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. Drunk Match: HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: Jun Akiyama, Yuki Ueno, Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo, Kazusada Higuchi, Naomi Yoshimura

Now Koroku gets to team with the boss Sanshiro Takagi too!

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IWATE”, 09/08/2021
Iwate Education Center Multipurpose Hall (Morioka City)

1. Toru Owashi Vs Yuya Koroku
2. Saki Akai & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
3. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
4. HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dieno & Akito
5. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
6. Morioka Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura

Meanwhile Daisuke Sasaki still has the DDT Universal Title in his possession. Can Yuki Ueno get it back before their title match?

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
2. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Shinya Aoki (c/c) Vs MAO

The KO-D Tag Team Titles match between The 37KAMIINA and Junretsu has been cancelled because of Oishi’s injury. For now there is no other title match of any kind replacing it.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
3. Special 10-Man Tag Match – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Yusuke Okada, Reimu Imai & El Unicorn Vs Yuji Okabayashi, TAMURA, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino & Ilusion
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

This is the complete card for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”. The 10-Man tag filling the last spot features the debuts of El Unicorn and Ilusion, the return to wrestling for Mizuki Watase and HARASHIMA facing off against his former tag partner Yuji Okabayashi.


Oishi Injury Update, Kohei Replaces Shuji, Akai Goes Ahead With DAMNATION Challenge

July 19, 2021

Makoto Oishi tweeted about his back injury he suffered during yesterday’s match. He is currently under examinations at a hospital in Shiroishi. He said he feels sore but doesn’t have any numbness in his back. Other than that he’s just waiting for updates at this point. DDT themselves haven’t said anything about it yet.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~UTAGOE YO OKORE 2021~”, 20/07/2021
Saitama Wrestle Butokan

1. Special Single Match: Cherry Vs Shota
2. Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament Ranking Battle & LariPro Outpost Battle: Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase
3. Ganjo Special Single Match: Yuna Manase Vs HARUKAZE

Two special ring announcers have been advertised to appear but their identities are a mystery.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4”, 26/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Choun-Shiryu Vs Darkunesu K
2. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Kikutaro
3. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Shigehiro Irie & Daiki Shimomura
4. Tetsuya Endo Vs Leo Isaka
5. Mad Paulie’s Five Years And A Few Months After His Birth Anniversary Match: Kohei Sato, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Kengo Mashimo, Masashi Takeda & Keizo Matsuda
6. MONDAY NIGHT WAR: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Minoru Fujita

There is a replacement in the semi-main event. Shuji Ishikawa recently tested positive for Covid-19 and his recovery period is expected to end on the same day as the DAMNATION show. However he is taking the safe option and has pulled out of the show just in case something goes wrong. Kohei Sato takes his place in Mad Paulie’s big bash.

BASARA “BASARA 164 ~GLITTER~”, 27/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takato Nakano Vs Banana Senga
2. 4 Way Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Masato Kamino Vs Yasu Urano Vs Gouma
3. Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
4. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT
5. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

The new IRON FIST Tag Champions don’t have to wait long for their first defence. Astronauts are getting Sparky straight away.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
2. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Shinya Aoki (c/c) Vs MAO
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

Another special guest is added to the TV show product placement. Shiro Koshinaka shows up in DDT for the first time in over two years to team with Sanshiro Takagi. Their opponents Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya will be “produced” by the guest host Noritake Kinsahi.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
4. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Saki Akai is taking the initiative and challenged DAMNATION for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles! The concern coming from the rest of Eruption is whether or not Akai is ready to face the powerful trio of Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino. Endo in particular is riding a high as the tourist ambassador of Shiroishi City banishing everyone he beats from his hometown. There are no actual stipulations preventing those wrestlers from visiting that place again but nobody can convince Endo otherwise. Akai isn’t afraid of the mighty task ahead of her. She sees Eruption and DAMNATION as the two strongest groups in DDT so the match must happen to see who is best!


This Weekend Revolves Around The Trios Titles, Complete Beer Garden Cards, DDT Teenage Project

July 16, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 17/07/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Hikari Noa & Marika Kobashi Vs Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto
2. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Arisu Endo & Kaya Toribami
3. 3 Way Match: Yuki Kamifuku Vs Raku Vs Pom Harajuku
4. Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Nao Kakuta & Mahiro Kiryu
5. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Mizuki Vs Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume

Haruna Neko will be absent from the show due to family circumstances.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN UTSUNOMIYA”, 17/07/2021
Tochigi Prefectural Cultural Center Sub-Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Akito
2. Goro Tsurumi’s Genes Vs Mysterious Faction!: Sanshiro Takagi & Naoshi Sano Vs Danshoku Dieno & Demonio Uno
3. Utsunomiya Specialty Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Antonio Honda
4. Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
5. HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuki Iino
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie

This weekend The 37KAMIINA turns its attention over to DAMNATION.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHIROISHI”, 18/07/2021
Miyagi Shiroishi White Cube

1. Hideki Okatani Vs Yuya Koroku
2. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino Vs Akito & Kazuki Hirata
3. Chris Brookes Vs Yusuke Okada
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
5. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
6. Shiroishi Specialty Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles will be a big focus on this show. The 37KAMIINA and DAMNATION battle over the belts in the main event. Not far away from them, Saki Akai is cooking up an idea to bring the titles back to Eruption. The rest of Eruption aren’t hot on the idea and think Akai isn’t ready to go through with it. Whatever it is she is planning, she will take charge over it.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN NAGOYA”, 23/07/2021
Nagoya City Tsuyuhashi Sports Center

1. Antonio Honda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Miso Nikomi Udon! Kishimen! Ankake Spaghetti Special 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs The Intelligent Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Saki Akai & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Yusuke Okada & Yukio Naya
4. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Chris Brookes
5. Nagoya Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuya Koroku
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

As the summer tour rolls on, Konosuke Takeshita and Jun Akiyama are adding more stakes to their big title match. Now it is two big title matches.

DDT “JUN AKIYAMA LOCAL TRIUMPHANT RETURN! SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IZUMI”, 24/07/2021
Osaka Izumi City Plaza Yayoi no Kaze Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Momen! Shinju! Glass-like 3 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda
3. Eruption Vs DAMNATION!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura
5. Izumi Specialty Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Akito
6. HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Iino, Yukio Naya & Yuya Koroku
7. PIONEER NEXT Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jin Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Yuki Ueno’s focus is solely on Daisuke Sasaki, no matter what the rest of their units are up to.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1”, 30/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Akito & Gota Ihashi Vs MAO & Yukio Naya
2. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuya Koroku Vs Chris Brookes & Hideki Okatani
3. Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs SHINGO
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match ~Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Are Also A Classic!~: Danshoku Dieno Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno
5. Saki Akai Produce Match: Kazusada Higuchi’s Relative, Yukio Sakaguchi’s Relative & Saki Akai’s Relative Vs Kazuki Hirata’s Relative, Yuki Iino’s Relative & Keigo Nakamura’s Relative
6. HARASHIMA Produce Match – DISASTER BOX Vs Ganpro!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii

All three Beer Garden shows now have their full list of matches. HARASHIMA is inviting Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii from Ganbare☆Pro to test their mettle against him and Naomi Yoshimura.

The Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match means anything involving bicycles are legal! Sanshiro Takagi put the match together to celebrate a successful repair job on the Dramatic Dream bike after Kenoh broke it at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”. His opponent SHINGO is a relatively new wrestler from HEAT-UP. However his main career is in pro cycling with over 100 race wins under his belt.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 2”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Soma Takao Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Korku
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Chris Brookes, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda
4. Shunma Katsumata Produce – Hardcore 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
5. Makoto Oishi Produce Match ~ Our Youth: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs MEN’S Teioh, Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi
6. Tetsuya Endo Produce Match ~ CyberFight Concurso – DDT Novice Championship: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Seiya Morohashi & Gorgeous Matsuno

Four of the fittest bodies as deemed by Tetsuya Endo will face off in the main event. Hiroshi Yamato and Seiya Morohashi are both proud of their physiques. Gorgeous Matsuno’s body isn’t nothing to make fun of either at his age.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

0. Special Under Match – Ultimate Vs Supreme: Tetsuya Koda Vs Hisaya Imabayashi
1. Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Yukio Naya & Yuya Koroku
3. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Yuki Iino
4. Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
5. Rock & Roll Death Match: Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. Drunk Match: HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: Jun Akiyama, Yuki Ueno, Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo, Kazusada Higuchi, Naomi Yoshimura

The luck of the fan lottery might make Akiyama and Takeshita team together in the middle of their rivalry.

I can’t remember if HARASHIMA is a happy drunk or not. He shouldn’t be following Sasaki’s habits, that’s for sure.

The biggest feud in wrestling that nobody ever talks about, and for good reason, is back for another year. The DDT GM Hisaya Imabayashi takes another swing at the Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda. Just don’t embarrass yourself again, Imabayashi.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: X Vs X
2. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Shinya Aoki (c/c) Vs MAO
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

Yesterday Makoto Oishi made Shunma Katsumata submit and then demanded a KO-D Tag Team Titles shot. He is the leader of Junretsu so Akiyama has to go along with another big title match against Takeshita just one week before he defends the KO-D Openweight Title against him.

Speaking of double titles, Shinya Aoki now holds the DDT Extreme Title and the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. He has to defend both but he is busy falling for scams and losing his savings in the process. MAO was chosen to be his next opponent.

In news that makes zero difference to us non-Japanese speakers, the DDT Extreme Title has been renamed to… the DDT Extreme Title. In Japanese they are changing the name from DDT EXTREME級王座 to DDT EXTREME王座. So they’re just getting rid of 級 which means weight class or grade. I and everyone else always ignored that bit for the Extreme Title so nothing changes for us. While I’m at it I’m going to stop typing UNIVERSAL in upper case for the DDT Universal Title so I can keep things consistent.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
3. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
4. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Sasaki keeps getting quick wins over Ueno, all thanks to kicking him in the groin. Ueno wants to fight Sasaki in a clean match for once but he also realises this is just who Sasaki is. With that said, Ueno feels the need to defend the Universal Title no matter which version of Sasaki shows up. Sasaki accepts the match but warns that the humiliation he keeps putting him through is not good for Ueno’s career in the long run.

You are not reading the list wrong, there are currently two Match #1s. Since there will be two wrestling rings set up on site, DDT decided to put two singles matches that will both take place at the same time, one in each ring. There was not enough space on the card to do Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda and Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata one after the other so this was the compromise.

Two new debuts will take place on the show as part of a secret project DDT has been putting together. The DDT Teenage Project is a new class of young pro wrestlers that have been training in DDT’s dojo. The first two wrestlers to debut are El Unicorn (13) and Ilusion (18). There are two others currently in training and DDT are looking for more male students aged 15-18. DDT are still holding regular tryouts for new trainees over 18 alongside this project. This class is completely separate from DDT’s regular dojo training and the goal is to eventually launch a new sub-brand of wrestling shows for these wrestlers. El Unicorn stands out because his age is below the range allowed. There’s evidence out there suggesting who the kid will be under the mask. Not naming names but it’s obviously a certain kid DDT was already booking and training before the pandemic hit. Also Rekka on Twitter spoils it by pointing out the pun in El Unicorn’s name.


DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHINJUKU” Results

July 15, 2021

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHINJUKU”, 15/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE
191 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Hideki Okatani with a Hammerlock (6:29).
1. DDT Variety Group Summer Greeting Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda ended in a No Contest (9:15).
2. Tetsuya Endo, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie defeated Akito, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya when Paulie pinned Naya with the Reverse Splash (9:31)
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura when Akai pinned Nakamura with the Quetzalcoatl (10:41).
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated Yuki Ueno & Yuya Koroku when Sasaki pinned Ueno with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (3:59).
5. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – No DQ, No Submission Rules: Shinya Aoki (I/c) defeated Chris Brookes (E/c) with the Dial Hold (17:32).
*V? for Shinya Aoki. Chris Brookes fails in V3. Shinya Aoki becomes the 52nd DDT Extreme Champion!
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Oishi submitted Katsumata with the Fujiyama Knee Lock (14:14).

The build up to “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” took some extra twists and turns in Shinjuku FACE today. Makoto Oishi submitted Shunma Katsumata in the main event then asked him what kind of champion is he to lose like that? Oishi felt he deserved a KO-D Tag Team Title shot over the result and wants Jun Akiyama to team with him for it. The title match will take place on 15th August. That’s six days before “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. Konosuke Takeshita warned Akiyama that he is going to beat him in two title matches in the same week. Oishi is confident that Katsumata is the weak point of The 37KAMIINA. First Junretsu will beat him and then Akiyama will beat Takeshita.

Barring submission holds in the double title match proved to be a big task for Shinya Aoki to get through. He had to brawl with Chris Brookes around ringside using chairs and plastic cases. Back in the ring Brookes Power Bombed his opponent onto a bunch of chairs while Aoki later put him through a table with a Piledriver. Aoki reminded everyone he is still a decent striker by breaking a case in Brookes’s hands with a High Kick. There was a scramble for pins and Aoki got the three count using the Dial Hold. After the match Aoki explained to everyone that he recently fell for a scam where he gave somebody a million yen for the promise of receiving two and a half times that amount back four months later. He doesn’t have time to think about who to defend both the DDT Extreme Title and Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title against. Not when his life has been ruined! He asked Hisaya Imabayashi to find him a “sexy” opponent like Keigo Nakamura. That was turned down so he asked for MAO instead. MAO accepted the challenge and the double title defence will happen on 15th August.

In a repeat of what happened at King Of DDT, a referee distraction led to Daisuke Sasaki giving Yuki Ueno a Low Blow and pinning him in a quick match. Afterwards Ueno asked Sasaki why does he never fight fair? Still, a loss is a loss and Ueno offered to put the DDT UNIVERSAL Title on the line against him. Sasaki warned Ueno not to do that because he is a future star who recently pinned Kaito Kiyomiya. Losing to Sasaki again would only humiliate him further. Ueno pushed for the title match and Imabayashi booked it for “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. Ueno and Sasaki shook hands afterwards. Sasaki then kicked Ueno below the belt and left the ring with the title belt in his hands.

Eruption won their match today but Saki Akai was left feeling unsatisfied. She stopped Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi from leaving and asked them about regaining the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Sakaguchi asked if Akai really is ready to face the current champions in DAMNATION. Akai slapped Sakaguchi in anger and then slapped Higuchi too even though he never said anything. She told them chances don’t fall by the wayside in today’s DDT. If Sakaguchi & Higuchi aren’t going to take the lead then she will do things her own way! She stormed off, leaving the other two confused in the ring.

The opening match had no winners because Antonio Honda and Kazuki Hirata both hit Daisuke Kiso with their deadly strike moves by accident. Those two along with Danshoku Dieno and Toru Owashi all argued after the match. They all started challenging each other to main event matches at “WRESTLE PETER PAN” until Imabayashi told them all to shut up. He explained that there are not many spots left for singles matches at the show. Only one match can be made. Hirata suggested they can do two singles matches at the same time because there will be two rings set up in Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki. Imabayashi thought that is a great idea and booked Owashi Vs Honda and Dieno Vs Hirata for DDT’s first (and probably last) ever Double Ring Double Singles Match!

Sanshiro Takagi announced his prized Dramatic Dream Mobile had to be sent for repairs after “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”. It will return in complete condition on 30th July so Takagi is having a special match for it. He will face HEAT-UP wrestler and competitive cyclist SHINGO in a match where all attacks involving bikes are legal!

A secret project was revealed for the first time. The DDT Teenage Project trained four teenagers into becoming pro wrestlers. The first two wrestlers will make their debut at “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. They are El Unicorn (13 years old) and Ilusion (18 years old). They will both be wrestling in masks and concept art of their costumes were shown.

Mizuki Watase announced his return match will happen on 15th August. He has been out of action since February with an arm injury.


This Weekend’s Match Orders, Ganjo Bonus Show, Wrestle Peter Pan Exploding Pre-Show Match Gets Its Teams

July 9, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DON’T MISS THE SIGNS”, 10/07/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Moka Miyamoto Vs Yuki Arai
2. Nodoka Tenma Vs Mahiro Kiryu
3. Suzume & Arisu Endo Vs Haruna Neko & Kaya Toribami
4. Ameba Presents 8th Tokyo Princess Cup Pre-Battle Special 10-Woman Tag Match: Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao, Mizuki, Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Nao Kakuta, Marika Kobashi & Mirai Maiumi
5. International Princess Title: Hikari Noa (c) Vs Raku

Nothing said yet about the card for “GO GIRL 2” on Sunday being changed. They’re probably going to work from whatever results come out of tomorrow’s show.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 10/07/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Yusuke Okada Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino
2. Yokohama Two Major Singles Match: Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuya Koroku
4. Yokohama Two Major Singles Match: Antonio Honda Vs Mad Paulie
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes, Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
6. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO

Here’s the match order DDT is going with.

GANBARE☆PRO “LOST HIGHWAY 2021”, 11/07/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ken Ohka, Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE Vs Yuna Manase, Shu Sakurai & SAGAT
2. Special Tag Match To Celebrate Katsumura & Haruhi’s Tournament Victory: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto
3. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Takahiro Katori
4. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Shota Vs Shigehiro Irie
5. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Kouki Iwasaki

Yumehito Imanari Vs Kouki Iwasaki gets the nod for the main event.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHINJUKU”, 15/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hideki Okatani
1. DDT Variety Group Summer Greeting Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
2. Tetsuya Endo, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Cs Akito, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
4. Yuki Ueno & Yuya Koroku Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao
5. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – No DQ, No Submission Rules: Chris Brookes (E/c) Vs Shinya Aoki (I/c)
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

In a correction from the last time I posted about this show, Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hideki Okatani is a pre-show match and not on the main card.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~UTAGOE YO OKORE 2021~”, 20/07/2021
Saitama Wrestle Butokan

1. Special Single Match: Moeka Haruhi Vs Shota
2. Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament Ranking Battle & LariPro Outpost Battle: Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase
3. Ganjo Special 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase Vs HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi

Ganbare☆Joshi is something Yuna Manase wants to push more of. The next show wasn’t supposed to be happening for a while. Manase convinced Ken Ohka to add an extra small show to the schedule this month to keep the brand active until then. There are only three matches but Manase, HARUKAZE and Moeka Haruhi will have a lot to do. They will be involved with non-wrestling activities inbetween the matches. Even Shota and Imanari will provide some similar entertainment with their SayamaSayama stand up routine.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa
1. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Ever since Kuro-chan pinned Atsushi Onita in a Current Explosion Death Match last December, he has avoided all of Onita’s calls for a rematch. Sanshiro Takagi needed to find wrestlers for the “WRESTLE PETER PAN” pre-show explosion match and felt it is the perfect time and place for that rematch to happen. Kuro-chan himself doesn’t want to do it but his manager signed the agreement for him along with Super Sasadango Machine to do the match. Sasadango told Kuro-chan that Hikari Noa thinks he is cute and wants to team with him so he agreed to take part. The truth is Noa wants to fight in a deathmatch and will team with anybody to do so. She also threatened to blow up Takagi. Kuro-chan also gets Tetsuhiro Kuroda on his team. Onita’s partners will be Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh. Everyone is also being warned that the amount of gunpowder being used for the explosions will be 3 to 5 times higher than usual.


Pom And Others Pulled From This Weekend’s Shows, Goro Tsurumi’s Genes

July 7, 2021

Tokyo is entering a fresh state of emergency that will last until 22nd August so don’t get attached with the upcoming schedule. I suspect changes are coming. If they’re banning spectators from the Olympics then I can’t see fans allowed at wrestling shows either. That’s if wrestling shows can go ahead in Tokyo at all.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DON’T MISS THE SIGNS”, 10/07/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO GIRL 2 ~WOMEN ONLY ENTERTAINMENT~”, 11/07/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

News came out today that Pom Harajuku tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss this weekend’s shows. Miyu Yamashita and Yuki Aino were in recent close contact with her so they too are going to be absent while they self isolate. Last week Harajuku had a slight fever after receiving her first vaccine and when the fever did not disappear after a few days, she took a PCR test and it came back positive. She has since been feeling better but all three women will be under observation for a period of time until they are deemed ok to return. Both shows are currently having their match cards revised.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHINJUKU”, 15/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hideki Okatani
2. DDT Variety Group Summer Greeting Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
4. Tetsuya Endo, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Cs Akito, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno & Yuya Koroku Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
7. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – No DQ, No Submission Rules: Chris Brookes (E/c) Vs Shinya Aoki (I/c)

If nothing with the schedule changes then we’re going to see plenty of Jun Akiyama Vs Konosuke Takeshita tag matches in the next month.

Last time Yuki Ueno and Daisuke Sasaki were in Shinjuku FACE together, Sasaki beat him in under two minutes with a lot of cheating. Now is Ueno’s chance to get some revenge in the same building.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN UTSUNOMIYA”, 17/07/2021
Tochigi Prefectural Cultural Center Sub-Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Akito
2. Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
3. HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuki Iino
4. Goro Tsurumi’s Genes Vs Mysterious Faction!: Sanshiro Takagi & Naoshi Sano Vs Danshoku Dieno & Demonio Uno
5. Utsunomiya Specialty Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Antonio Honda
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie

Some old school indie sleaze makes its way onto the show. Both Sanshiro Takagi and Naoshi Sano were trained by Goro Tsurumi in the IWA Kakuto Shijuku promotion. Demonio Uno came from there too.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHIROISHI”, 18/07/2021
Miyagi Shiroishi White Cube

1. Hideki Okatani Vs Yuya Koroku
2. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino Vs Akito & Kazuki Hirata
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
4. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. Chris Brookes Vs Yusuke Okada
6. Shiroishi Specialty Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Chris Brookes and Yusuke Okada will face each other one on one for the first time.


DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!” Results

July 4, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!”, 04/07/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
621 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) when Yatsu submitted Naya with the Jail Lock (12:06).
*Team Thoroughbred fails in V2. Team Olympian becomes the 5th KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Champions!
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock (16:58).
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Yuji Hino defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Fuckin’ BOMB (12:36).
4. 4 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda, Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino and Yusuke Okada & Yuya Koroku when Sakaguchi pinned Koroku with the Danshoku Driver (9:24).
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata defeated Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Hirata pinned Shimatani with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (11:51).
6. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani when MAO pinned Okatani with the Cannonball 450 (11:05).
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuji Hino with the Cross-Arm German Suplex (18:09).

Konosuke Takeshita is now a two time King Of DDT winner! He had to go through one of his worst enemies and then one of his largest opponents to make it back to the top. In the final, Yuji Hino stood across the ring and was shocked when the match begun because he was immediately thrown into a Blue Thunder Bomb for a nearfall. Hino took over with heavy Chops and a Sleeper Hold. The match turned into a game of one-upmanship with Elbow Strikes and Lariats thrown everywhere. Takeshita kept himself planted to block the Fuckin’ BOMB but had to become more agile idea to avoid the move by doing a Hurricanrana. Hino was almost pinned with the German Suplex and then found himself in an unusual position when Takeshita caught his arm from a Lariat. Takeshita held onto the arm and then ducked a Short-Range Lariat from Hino’s other arm. That ended up with Takeshita is perfect position to give Hino the Cross-Arm German Suplex to win the match.

Takeshita received his prize money and, more importantly, he will face Jun Akiyama for the KO-D Openweight Title at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” on 21st August! He said he is satisfied with his performances throughout the tournament and has nothing to be afraid of anymore. He’s been away from the KO-D Title for a long time but is confident to go against Akiyama in their big rematch. Backstage he said the last year and a half being away from the KO-D Title scene has not been a waste of time for him. He wants to fight as the ace of DDT and the future of pro wrestling. He won the tournament with this attitude and with the support of The 37KAMIINA behind him. Meanwhile Hino is impressed that Takeshita had a move kept up his sleeve to beat him. He might have found a kindred spirit in Takeshita and wants to fight him in a rematch. When they does happen, maybe Hino will be the one who will use a secret move to win.

All of 37KAMIINA are aiming to be champions at the same time. Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO have a chance to gain a lot of ground with a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles shot coming up. But first they had to get past Junretsu. Katsumata kept urging Akiyama to do the NeppoWER!! pose but he refused. Hideki Okatani did it to mock Katsumata. Akiyama finally gave in and did it after he and Makoto Oishi beat Katsumata up. Okatani held his own against the sauna club but Ueno stunned him with the Standing Shining Wizard and MAO got the win with the Cannonball 450. Katsumata popped a cracker at Akiyama while this was going on. After the match Katsumata pointed to the sky and told the others he could see the aurora wishing for Takeshita’s King Of DDT victory.

Kazuki Hirata ambushed DAMNATION with Tegatana chops during their entrance. They had no effect and DAMNATION all ganged up on him. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura kept the hopes alive for DISASTER BOX but whenever Hirata was tagged in, DAMNATION took over and ganged up on him again. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie attacked him one by one. But when Nobuhiro Shimatani had his turn, Hirata pinned him out of nowhere with the Miracle One Shot Cradle!

Just like last month, there were bottles of a mysterious drink found backstage by the DDT locker room, this time with the letter D on them. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino (wearing Danshoku tights) drank some on their way to the ring and handed bottles out to some of the other teams. It appeared whoever drank it would become Danshoku. Eruption grabbed some bottles backstage but Yukio Sakaguchi walked out not looking any different. Saki Akai though ran out wearing Danshoku tights and fighting the urge to go grab fans in the audience. She snapped out of it but later had the urge to do the Danshoku Nightmare as a counter to Yuya Koroku’s Sunset Flip. The Iyasareru ran in to stop her from doing anything lewd. Sakaguchi later pulled down his trunks to show he was wearing Danshoku tights all along and he pinned Koroku with the Danshoku Driver. An annoyed Yusuke Okada spanked Iino after the match for being partly responsible for what happened.

The King Of DDT semi-finals happened in the early portion of the show. Hino defeated Kazusada Higuchi to advance in a heavyweight showdown. Higuchi’s reliance on the Brain Claw wasn’t as effective on Hino compared to his previous opponents. Hino used his own Claw Hold to fight back. Higuchi tried to finish him off with the Buchikamashi sumo charge but Hino cut him off with the Lariat and pinned him with the Fuckin’ BOMB. Higuchi was left disappointed over the status quo being maintained by that result because once again he gets knocked out in the semi-final.

Takeshita’s grudge with Daisuke Sasaki was on show in the other semi-final. He also had Mad Paulie to worry about outside the ring. Some of the dirty tactics were avoided and Sasaki even gave Paulie a mistaken Low Blow over it. The 37KAMIINA took Paulie to the back so the match could continue one versus one. Sasaki was able to send Takeshita crashing into Yukinori Matsui meaning that no on was around to call the match when Sasaki gave up to the Modified Chickenwing Facelock. Sasaki hit a Low Blow before Matsui recovered. Takeshita turned things around by catching a Topé Suicida and delivering a Brainbuster in return. After a lot of fighting to get the move locked in, Takeshita finally got Sasaki back in the Modified Chickenwing Facelock and got him to submit. Sasaki vowed to get revenge in 2025 or so but until then he talked about disappearing for a while. Whether he is serious or just giving out another of his empty threats remains to be seen.

In the month when the Olympic Games will finally go ahead, a team of “Olympians” have won the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles! The squad led by Yoshiaki Yatsu all had handkerchiefs in their gear because it is a necessary item in amateur wrestling. It was Keigo Nakamura’s return from injury and he wrestled in new gear for the occasion. The match fell apart for Team Thoroughbred when their Triple Saber Chop missed its target and all hit Yukio Naya by accident. Akito & Hiroshi Yamato targeted Naya’s knees and left him for Yatsu to finish off. Yatsu did the Iron Knee/Yatsugoye with his prosthetic leg on Naya. Then all of Team Olympian put Team Thoroughbred in four separate Jail Locks until Naya gave up. Sanshiro Takagi wrapped one of the title belts around Nakamura’s waist while Naya did the same for Yatsu. Backstage Akito explained that the Iron Knee/Yatsugoye is a completely original move that utilizes Yatsu’s greatest weapon. It’s an original move because the angle of the strike is different from the Kamigoye. Yatsu bluntly said it’s because of his prosthetic leg but agrees that the move is legal and there is no foul play intended.

Super Sasadango Machine announced the ticket sales for “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5” on 1st September are doing so well that two additional show performances will take place on the 5th.

The first complete match for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” was announced during the show. It is Shunma Katsumata & MAO against Jun Kasai & Chris Brookes in a Hardcore Tag Match!

The next D-Ou Grand Prix will begin on 3rd November in Ota Ward Gymnasium. It is being called D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 Part II.