DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SENDAI” Results

August 29, 2021

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SENDAI”, 29/08/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT
192 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Lucha Libre Rules: Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Shunma Katsumata & Antonio Honda when Owashi pinned Honda with La Magistral Cradle (8:17).
2. Akito & Yuna Manase defeated Saki Akai & Hideki Okatani when Akito submitted Okatani with the Ankle Package Hold (8:20).
3. DDT Teenage Project Special Single Match: Ilusion defeated El Unicorn with the Modified Pedigree (9:40).
4. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Kazuki Hirata when Yamato pinned Hirata with the Northern Lights Bomb (13:16).
5. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase when Sasaki submitted Watase with the Cross Facelock (14:10).
6. Sendai Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Chihiro Hashimoto defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya when HARASHIMA pinned Naya with the Somato (14:25).
7. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO defeated Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi & Keigo Nakamura when MAO pinned Nakamura with the Cannonball 450 (21:40).

There is a month for Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes to fight and prepare for their KO-D Openweight Title match. Today’s first warm up match saw The 37KAMIINA defeat Brookes’ team. After the match Brookes (in Japanese) told Takeshita that there will be no friends between them on 26th September. Takeshita (in English) then told Brookes it will be just only them in the ring. MAO thanked the fans in Sendai for continuing to see DDT whenever they stop by although this time none of his friends came to see him. He praised Keigo Nakamura and said they both know what it’s like to be lonely moving from the countryside over to Tokyo. They support each other and work hard together, even when they are opponents.

HARASHIMA gave Chihiro Hashimoto the credit for their team beating Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya. Hashimoto said she was happy to be invited by DDT to wrestle on the show. She wants the fans to see her wrestle the men to show that it was nothing different for her. It is human versus human and she wants to do it again!

Tetsuya Endo pointed at Jun Akiyama and called for his attention after their match.

The Pheromones team showed off what it is that powers them up. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino pulled off dandy and sexy poses. Later when Dieno went into the Hell’s Gate position, Iino was shoved face first into his backside and it turned out to power him up! The opposite then happened with Dieno pressing his face into Iino’s backside to charge up the Lip Lock, turning it into the deadly Earth Kiss! Unfortunately the Earth Kiss missed and caught Kazuki Hirata by accident, rendering him helpless enough for Hiroshi Yamato to beat him. Dieno & Iino admitted there were probably too much pheromones today.

Ilusion defeated El Unicorn in the first singles match of the DDT Teenage Project. Unicorn did a Satellite Headscissors and a Springboard Moonsault out of the ring. Ilusion focused on his opponent’s arm and trapped him in a Modified Cobra Twist. He later avoided the Dragonrana, hit a Pop Up Diamond Cutter and pinned Unicorn with the Modified Pedigree. Ilusion is happy with the win but it bothers him that he hasn’t figured out a signature style yet. Unicorn is already establishing himself as a high flyer while Ilusion isn’t sure what he can do well. He thinks he will find out by wrestling more.

The growing tensions between Saki Akai and Yuna Manase was on show for the intergender match. Manase spent the early portion of the match demanding to face Akai even though Hideki Okatani and Akito were the legal men wrestling. She did get to fight Akai and they exchanged strikes. The men tagged back in but the women continued fighting outside the ring. Akai went for the Running Penalty Kick along the apron but Manase blocked it and held onto Akai’s leg for the rest of the match. That stopped Akai from saving Okatani and he tapped out to Akito’s Ankle Hold. Manase still wouldn’t let go after the match until they were forced apart. She then taunted Akai on the microphone and closed out the segment by getting the fans to shout “We are Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling!” The two of them had another confrontation backstage when Akai said she had wanted to fight Chihiro Hashimoto instead. Manase overheard that and they got into a fight. Akai got the better of Manase and she said she will beat her in Hakata.

Takeshita announced he has given a name to the Modified Chickenwing Facelock he used to beat Akiyama. The submission move is now called Plus Ultra.


Miyu Teams With Up Up Girls

August 27, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW UNIVERSE MEMBER BOX OFFICE – PURE TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 5”, 28/08/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

Hey remember that April Fools joke where Miyu Yamashita joined The Up Up Girls? There’s a fan club show tomorrow so they’re going to try it out for real.

GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021”, 28/08/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Takahiro Katori
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Asuka Vs Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE
3. Special Tag Match That Leaves No Stone Unturned: Yasu Urano & Shota Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Seiya Morohashi Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shu Sakurai
5. Ganpro Special 6-Man Tag Match: Shinjiro Otani, Yumehito Imanari & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka

Shinjiro Otani’s dive into the Ganbare☆Pro roster gets bumped up into the main event.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE MOUNTAIN TOP 2021 ~MIZUKI TRIUMPH PERFORMANCE~”, 29/08/2021
Kobe Art Center

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

Two Tokyo Joshi Pro shows this weekend.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SENDAI”, 29/08/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT

1. Shunma Katsumata & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Saki Akai & Hideki Okatani Vs Akito & Yuna Manase
3. DDT Teenage Project Special Single Match: El Unicorn Vs Ilusion
4. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Kazuki Hirata
5. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase
6. Sendai Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Chihiro Hashimoto Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
7. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi & Keigo Nakamura

DDT moves on from “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”.


Dramatic Survivor, A Unit Must Split Up! Dieno And Iino New Team Name, Takanashi Comeback, Sasaki Wants CM Punk?!?

August 23, 2021

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SENDAI”, 29/08/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT

1. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Kazuki Hirata
2. Shunma Katsumata & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Saki Akai & Hideki Okatani Vs Akito & Yuna Manase
4. DDT Teenage Project Special Single Match: El Unicorn Vs Ilusion
5. Junretsu Vs DAMANTION!: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Sendai Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Chihiro Hashimoto Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
7. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi & Keigo Nakamura

Now that “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” is in the rear view mirror, DDT is starting to shake up a little bit with new champions, new youth, a new team and the threat of existing alliances getting torn apart. We’ll get to each one show by show.

DDT “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021”, 04/09/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Team Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino
2. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Team Tournament – Round 1: Junretsu, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & MAO
3. Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
4. Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura
5. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito & Yukio Naya
6. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
7. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Team Tournament – Decision Match: Losers Of Match #1 Vs Losers Of Match #2

The name of the show isn’t just there to sound cool. The Dramatic Survivor Unit tournament was revealed to be a reverse bracket where the losing teams advance to the final. Win a match and your team is safe, lose all your matches and your unit must split up! Sanshiro Takagi came up with the idea to avoid DDT getting stale. He wants all the teams to fight for survival and there is no bigger motivation than the survival of your unit! To make things even more riskier, if a champion team is in the disbanding unit they will be forced to vacate their titles too! So if The 37KAMIINA lose and splits up they vacate the KO-D Tag Team Titles. If DAMNATION lose and splits up they vacate the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. For Junretsu and DISASTER BOX there will be no championships stripped.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Tokiko Kirihara
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
3. Texas Tornado Street Fight Special Mixed Tag Match: Miss Mongol & Yumehito Imanari Vs Cherry & Shota
4. 3 Way Match: Hong Kong International Police Man Vs Makoto Vs Itsuki Aoki
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Moeka Haruhi Vs Yuu Yamagata & HARUKAZE

Choun-Shiryu is unable to be on the show due to “circumstances”. His spot in the 3 Way Match is coincidentally being filled by the rarely seen Hong Kong International Police Man.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match ~ DRAMATIC WARS: Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
2. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase
3. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino

Back at the Beer Garden shows Danshoku Dieno and Yuki Iino appealed to form a tag team. Their request wasn’t met because they couldn’t come up with a suitable or tasteful team name. Well today they have their team name and also nicknames to match. From now on Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino are Pheromones! They immediately challenged Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata for the KO-D Tag Titles and got their shot so they would stop annoying the champions.

If the KO-D Tag Titles happen to be vacated because The 37KAMIINA lose the Dramatic Survivor tournament, then the match will be changed into a decision bout to determine the new champions. So at least Takeshita & Katsumata have a chance to reclaim the belts after they are forced to give them up.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

The new KO-D Openweight Champion Takeshita took some time to reflect on his latest accomplishment. After finally beating Jun Akiyama, the KO-D Title belt now has a different weight to it and Takeshita feels a different responsibility when it comes to defending it. He is in his best condition because of this pressure and is ready to take on Chris Brookes. He hasn’t beaten Brookes since July 2019 when he defended the KO-D Title against him back then. Brookes has won every singles match they’ve had together since then, which were either championship or tournament matches.

Masahiro Takanashi has become active again since coming back from injury. Not in the ring though because ChocoPro doesn’t have one. He wrestles his first match in DDT since March 2020.

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 01/10/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Dragon Sakurabo, “Old Wise Man” Human-Zee & Tiger Jeet Singh-juku Sumidagawa (w/ Haru Miyako) Vs Gota Ihashi & Antonio Honda (w/ Sayaka Obihiro & KUDO)
2. Saki Akai & Rina Yamashita Vs Yuna Mizumori & Mei Suruga
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, ken45° & Manjimaru Vs Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Yasu Urano
4. Kenichiro Arai Vs Baliyan Akki
5. Masahiro Takanashi & Chris Brookes Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei (w/ Gorgeous Matsuno)

Third time’s the charm. Takanashi even got to keep the entire card this time.

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs X

After stealing the belt multiple times over the last month, Daisuke Sasaki in now officially the DDT Universal Champion. His first title defence will be on 12th October and he has the right to choose his challenger. He chose CM Punk but DDT cannot make that happen for multiple reasons. Sasaki then picked Minoru Fujita as his back-up choice. Fujita beat Sasaki at July’s DAMNATION produced show so Sasaki wants to avenge that loss. The match is not official yet but DDT will send the challenge over to Fujita.


Koroku Off Tomorrow’s Show, Chihiro Returns At Sendai Show

August 8, 2021

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

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

Yuya Koroku has been pulled from tomorrow’s show because he is in poor physical condition. His opponent Toru Owashi will now be in the 3 Way Match. Chris Brookes is taken out of the 3 Way and will instead face Tomomitsu Matsunaga in a first time match up.

BASARA X DOVE “R.E.S.P.E.C.T”, 18/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yusuke Kubo, Daichi Kazato & Kenshin Chikano Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino & Kabuki Kid
2. Fuminori Abe & Shoichi Uchida Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Rey Paloma
3. FUMA Vs “brother” YASSHI
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Gunso Vs SAGAT & Naoki Tanizaki
5. Daiki Shimomura Vs Kohei Kinoshita

The annual BASARA Vs Dove Pro summer feud will be a lot more cooperative this year. The BASARA show will have a lot of matches featuring BASARA and Dove wrestlers teaming together. The Dove show will be in Osaka at the end of the month but no matches have been announced yet.

Gouma will be taking part in a rap battle at the start of the show. His opponent to to be determined.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SENDAI”, 29/08/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT

1. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Danshoku Dieno, Yuki Iino & Kazuki Hirata
2. Saki Akai & Hideki Okatani Vs Akito & Yuna Manase
3. DDT Teenage Project Special Single Match: El Unicorn Vs Ilusion
4. Sendai Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Chihiro Hashimoto Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya

For the first time ever HARASHIMA and Chihiro Hashimoto will team together. This might even be the first time they’re in the same match. The previous Sendai Girls interactions with DDT never involved HARASHIMA from what I remember.

The second DDT Teenage Project match has El Unicorn and Ilusion face each other one on one.

Saki Akai and Yuna Manase get a piece of each other on the road to their September singles match.


DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN SENDAI!!” Results

May 15, 2021

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN SENDAI!!”, 15/05/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT
185 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani defeated Akito & Toui Kojima when Nakamura pinned Kojima with the Michinoku Attack (10:21).
2. Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai defeated Danshoku Dieno & Shunma Katsumata when Hirata pinned Dieno with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (11:31).
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yusuke Okada, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya when HARASHIMA pinned Naya with the Somato (13:28).
4. DAMNATION Vs The 37KAMIINA! A Special 6-Man Tag Match Where Tetsuya Endo From Shiroishi City And MAO From Osaki City Will Fight For Miyagi’s Will And Pride! ~ No Tag Rules: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO defeated Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when MAO pinned Paulie with the Cannonball 450 (15:25).
5. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (4) defeated Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2) when Sakaguchi submitted Honda with a Triangle Choke (15:18).
6. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (2) defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino (3) when Oishi submitted Sasaki with the Fujiyama Knee Lock (14:12).

Ultimate Tag League 2021 Standings

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (4)
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino (3)
3. Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2)
-. Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (2)
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (1)

Makoto Oishi makes up for Junretsu’s slow start by winning their first points in the league. Today’s win was special for him because Sendai is where his wife Misaki Oishi was born. Jun Akiyama said Oishi is the key to their team. They win when he is good, they lose when he is bad. Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino’s excuse for losing is they can’t beat the spirit of Mt. Fuji that Oishi drew his power from.

A reversal of fortunes saw Yukio Sakaguchi hurt his knees and tell his own story to pass the time. Things went back to normal when Antonio Honda ended up in the same position to use Gongitsune. His sneak attack accidentally hit Yukinori Matsui instead but at least that allowed The Iyasareru to cheat a little. Kazusada Higuchi and Chris Brookes intervened but the match came down to Sakaguchi and Honda. Sakaguchi countered the Diving Fist Drop by catching Honda into a Triangle Choke. With this submission win, Eruption is now in 1st place.

Local pride was on the line between MAO and Tetsuya Endo. Both are from the Miyagi region and wanted to be the hometown hero for this show, even though both of their actual hometowns are miles away from Sendai. Mad Paulie of all people came up with the idea to make the match No Tag rules. Sadly for him, he got pinned by MAO so MAO got to give the big speech afterwards to the fans.

Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Iino were at each other’s throats during their tag match. They brawled around ringside even as the match reached its end. Iino charged at Yoshimura again afterwards and the two had to be kept apart.

Keigo Nakamura upgraded his Moonsault to use against standing opponents. He now calls that version the Michinoku Attack.


Tomorrow’s Matches, Takizawa Tests Positive For Covid

May 14, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 15/05/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

Tomorrow’s show in Itabashi Green Hall is going ahead with fans allowed to attend. All the tickets available were already sold so they left it late to announce the full card.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN SENDAI!!”, 15/05/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT

1. Akito & Toui Kojima Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Danshoku Dieno & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yusuke Okada, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
4. DAMNATION Vs The 37KAMIINA! A Special 6-Man Tag Match Where Tetsuya Endo From Shiroishi City And MAO From Osaki City Will Fight For Miyagi’s Will And Pride!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO
5. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (2) Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2)
6. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (0) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino (3)

Day 3 of the Ultimate Tag League still looks like a tight race.

BASARA “BASARA 156 ~TAKAGARI 3~”, 15/05/2021
Takashimadaira Ward Community Center

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Ryota Nakatsu
2. 3 Way Tag Match: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs SAGAT & Shin Suzuki Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Yasu Urano
4. Takumi Tsukamoto, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Fuminori Abe, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
5. Hiroshi Rumble: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs X

Akiyori Takizawa has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss tomorrow’s show. Shin Suzuki takes his place. Takizawa will also have to pull out of the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament that begins next week.


Yoshimura’s King Of DDT Spot In Doubt, CyberFight Festival Match Dump

May 11, 2021

Based on the instructions of the extended state of emergency and the guidelines presented by all of the venues, the remaining DDT and Ganbare☆Pro shows this month are allowed to go ahead with fans in attendance. A combination of holding shows in areas outside of the emergency zones and at small venues inside said zones seems to be the reason why this is happening. Tokyo Joshi Pro will announce their plans later although they today confirmed their show in Osaka on the 22nd has been pushed back to July. Their only other shows to come this month is one this coming Saturday and the PPV on the 29th. I have my concerns about “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” going ahead even though they should be free to run the show by the time June rolls around. Cramming in four rosters worth of wrestlers into a day long supershow this close to the current situation sounds like it will cause a lot of trouble if they’re not careful. The news about Japan’s handling of its vaccinations sounds really bad too.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN SENDAI!!”, 15/05/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT

1. Akito & Toui Kojima Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Danshoku Dieno & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yusuke Okada, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
4. DAMNATION Vs The 37KAMIINA! A Special 6-Man Tag Match Where Tetsuya Endo From Shiroishi City And MAO From Osaki City Will Fight For Miyagi’s Will And Pride!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO
5. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (0) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino (3)
6. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (2) Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2)

Two rounds in, three more to go. DAMNATION can increase their lead in first place and make things worse for Junretsu. They can’t rest easy though because either Eruption or The Iyasareru won’t far behind.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KOBE!!”, 23/05/2021
Kobe Art Center

1. MAO Vs Hideki Okatani
2. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Toru Owashi Vs Keigo Nakamura
3. Yuki Ueno & Toui Kojima Vs Akito & Yusuke Okada
4. HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao
5. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Iino
6. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
7. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

When the field for this year’s King Of DDT was revealed, one wrestler who was left off went to Twitter to give his opinion about it. Yuki Iino doesn’t understand why Naomi Yoshimura was picked to enter the tournament over him. He challenged Yoshimura to a match to prove he deserves the spot instead. Yoshimura accepted the challenge and the card, which was already completed, had to be changed for the match to happen.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 THE FINAL!!”, 27/05/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yuki Ueno, Chris Brookes & MAO Vs Akito, Yukio Naya & Yusuke Okada
2. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
3. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino
4. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

DISASTER BOX and DAMNATION have a busy month together ahead of them.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2021 TOUR IN FUKUOKA (NOON)”, 29/05/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi, Yusuke Okada & Keigo Nakamura
2. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Yuji Hino Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Tenjin Specialty! Parental Misfortune Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes Vs Konosuke Takeshita & MAO

Yuto Aijima will be on the show. I never have anything to write about him and Azul Dragon.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2021 TOUR IN FUKUOKA (NIGHT)”, 29/05/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. DAMNATION Vs The 37KAMIINA: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Yuji Hino Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. Tenjin Specialty! Oyakoko Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata
3. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Akito

The Ultimate Tag League will be heading into its final day at this point so all of the wrestlers involved have non-tournament matches to keep them busy until then.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2021 TOUR IN KUMAMOTO”, 30/05/2021
Kumamoto Castle Hall Civic Hall

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Shinya Aoki & Yukio Naya
2. Burn, The Land Of Fire! Burn, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata

Here’s the destination for DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION. The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles will be defended for the first time since March.

Shinya Aoki returns to DDT after a successful fight at ONE Championship back in April. An interesting path opens up for him if he and Yukio Naya can beat Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno. I can see a possible DDT UNIVERSAL Title shot in his future.

DDT/NOAH/TOKYO JOSHI PRO/GANBARE☆PRO “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena

0. STARTING BATTLE KICKOFF ~Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer 10-Woman Tag Match~: Mirai Maiumi, Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo Vs Nao Kakuta, Raku, Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & X
0. STARTING BATTLE ~ Staggered Admission Battle Royal: Yoshiaki Yatsu Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yusuke Okada Vs Yuya Koroku Vs Yuji Hino Vs Yuna Manase Vs Shu Sakurai Vs NOAH Wrestlers TBA
0. STARTING BATTLE MAIN ~ Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishhi & Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Yumehito Imanari
1. Opening Match DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Yuki Iino, Keigo Nakamura & Toui Kojima Vs Junta Miyawaki, Kinya Okada & Yasutaka Yano
2. 3 Way Tag Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
3. Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Hikari Noa, Mizuki & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi
4. Match Provided By NOAH: Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada & Hajime Ohara Vs Yoshinari Ogawa, HAYATA & Seiki Yoshioka
5. Match Provided By DDT: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao (w/ Mad Paulie) Vs Chris Brookes, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. DDT Vs Kongo Full Scale 14-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Akito, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura, Yukio Naya & Hideki Okatani Vs Kenoh, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Masa Kitamiya, Manaby Soya, Haoh, Nioh & Tadasuke
7. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
9. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs HARASHIMA
10. GHC Heavyweight Title: Keiji Muto (c) Vs Naomichi Marufuji

A ton of matches added to the show courtesy of DDT and Tokyo Joshi. There’s still more to come believe it or not. Yuki Arai is wrestling on the show after all and gets another crack against Maki Itoh in a trios match. Another thing to note is the mystery partner in the opening match of the STARTING BATTLE pre-show. Every member of the TJPW roster has been accounted for except for the women from NEO Biishiki-gun. They seem to have other engagements that day so X will have to be somebody from outside of TJPW. It’s also the very first match of the day so let’s keep expectations in check. Aja Kong or Mei Suruga would make sense given how their previous appearances in TJPW went. Maybe there is a new trainee about to debut. Or how about Kendo Kashin? That sounds like something he would do.

NOAH have yet to announce their entries into the Battle Royal. I also think they will provide the fourth STARTING BATTLE match to complete the pre-show.

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

Tokyo Joshi’s visit to Osaka on 22nd May has been postponed until July. The current state of emergency led to all venues in Osaka only allowing events to go ahead without crowds. TJPW decided it was better off to delay their show in Azalea Taisho Hall to a date when fans will be allowed to attend again.


Ultimate Tag League Starto! Hiroshi’s 10th Anniversary Goes Ahead, NOAH’s Big Match For CyberFight Festival

April 30, 2021

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021”, 04/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 3 Way Match To Bring Back The Smile On Kikutaro’s Face After All He’s Been Through: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kikutaro
2. Akito Vs Mad Paulie
3. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) Vs Keigo Nakamura, Hideki Okatani, Toui Kojima & Yuya Koroku
4. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuki Iino
5. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Chris Brookes (E/c) Vs Saki Akai (I/c)
6. Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Soma Takao

Two DDT shows in Korakuen Hall during May. The first one has Yuki Ueno defending the DDT UNIVERSAL Title against Soma Takao, the double championship match between Chris Brookes & Saki Akai and a KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles defence.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KORAKUEN HALL!!”, 09/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hideki Okatani Vs Toui Kojima
2. 4 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Naya Vs Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito & Keigo Nakamura
3. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Saki Akai & Yuki Iino
4. Naomi Yoshimura Return Match: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno & MAO
5. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yusuke Okada
6. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino
7. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda

The second Korakuen show is the kick off for Ultimate Tag League 2021 as well as Naomi Yoshimura’s return from injury.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN SENDAI!!”, 15/05/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT

1. Akito & Toui Kojima Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Danshoku Dieno & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yusuke Okada, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
4. DAMNATION Vs The 37KAMIINA! A Special 6-Man Tag Match Where Tetsuya Endo From Shiroishi City And MAO From Osaki City Will Fight For Miyagi’s Will And Pride!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO
5. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
6. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino

This will be the third of five shows during the Ultimate Tag League. The second show is an empty studio taping on the 10th. No full card has been made yet because DDT doesn’t need to sell tickets for that.

BASARA “BASARA 156 ~TAKAGARI 3~”, 15/05/2021
Takashimadaira Ward Community Center

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Ryota Nakatsu
2. 3 Way Tag Match: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs SAGAT & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Yasu Urano
4. Takumi Tsukamoto, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Fuminori Abe, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
5. Hiroshi Rumble: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs X

The BASARA card that was meant to take place on 5th May is now being used for 15th May. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi gets to celebrate his 10th anniversary after all. The only thing different is Speed Of Sounds being added to Match #2.

DDT/NOAH/TOKYO JOSHI PRO/GANBARE☆PRO “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena

0. STARTING BATTLE ~ Staggered Admission Battle Royal: Yoshiaki Yatsu Vs X
0. STARTING BATTLE MAIN ~ Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: X Vs X
1. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Yuki Iino, Keigo Nakamura & Toui Kojima Vs Junta Miyawaki, Kinya Okada & Yasutaka Yano
2. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Rika Tatsumi (c) Vs Winner Of 4th May 3 Way Match
4. GHC Heavyweight Title: Keiji Muto (c) Vs Naomichi Marufuji
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs HARASHIMA

Over in NOAH their big match for “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” has been decided. It’s Keiji Muto versus Naomichi Marufuji for the GHC Heavyweight Title! So far the match listing on the DDT website suggests that the KO-D Openweight Title match will close out the show but nothing has been confirmed yet. NOAH’s website only lists the matches they are involved in.


Ultimate Tag League 2021 Schedule

April 9, 2021

Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (representing Eruption)
Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (representing Junretsu)
Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (representing The 37KAMIINA)
Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (representing European Connection)
Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino (representing DAMNATION)

The team with the most points at the end of the league will be declared the winners. A tiebreaker final will be held for teams tied in first place. Every match has a 30 minute time limit but the tiebreaker will have no time limit if it happens. Wins are worth 2 points, draws are worth 1 point and losses are worth 0 points.

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DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KORAKUEN HALL!!”, 09/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
2. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino

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DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN WRESTLE UNIVERSE!!”, 10/05/2021
WRESTLE UNIVERSE

1. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata
2. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino

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DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN SENDAI!!”, 15/05/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT

1. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
2. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino

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DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KOBE!!”, 23/05/2021
Kobe Art Center

1. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi
2. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda

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DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 THE FINAL!!”, 27/05/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino
2. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata


Ultimate Tag League 2021

March 10, 2021

For the first time in 16 years DDT is hosting a tag team round robin tournament. The Ultimate Tag League 2021 will feature five teams competing across five shows in the month of May. The team with the most points at the end will be the winners but if there is a tie a final match will take place between them to break the deadlock. Wins are worth 2 points, draws are worth 1 and losses are worth 0. Each match has a 30 minute time limit. Teams will be announced soon. One of the shows on the schedule will be an empty arena show held on a date to be determined.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KORAKUEN HALL!!”, 09/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN SENDAI!!”, 15/05/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KOBE!!”, 23/05/2021
Kobe Art Center

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN ???!!”, ??/05/2021
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DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 THE FINAL!!”, 27/05/2021
Shinjuku FACE