Takeshita Back In Action, Umeda And HARUKAZE Out Of Action

September 14, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKADORO~”, 16/09/2018
Osaka Suminoe Maiko Hall

1. Two Big Single Match! ~Minami~: Toru Owashi Vs Super Sasadango Machine
2. Two Big Single Match! ~Kita~: Jun Kasai Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi Vs Yuni & Yuki Iino
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs MAO & Kazusada Higuchi Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii
5. Sanshiro Takagi & Hiroaki Moriya Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. RENEGADES Vs ALL OUT!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
7. Battle In The Big Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Meiko Satomura, HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Konosuke Takeshita is back from his injury a few shows earlier than planned and he wants to get right back into the action.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAIWAN RAMEN~”, 17/09/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre

1. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO, Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi
2. Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. Do Not Stop The DDT Video Group Camera! 3 Way Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Norikazu Fujioka Vs Yumehito Imanari
5. The Strongest Oyaji Decision Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Tanomusaku Toba
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
7. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special Tag Match: Meiko Satomura & HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

The question I have here is what does Takeshita want to do for Sumo Hall next month?

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE SHINKIBA?”, 22/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Hyper Misao Vs Hinano
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Kamifuku
3. Reika Saiki & Miu Vs Yuu & Raku
4. Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
5. Azusa Takigawa Debut 3rd Anniversary Memorial Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Miyu Yamashita
6. Mizuki Vs Maki Ito

Maki Ito is dominating the Dramatic General Election at the moment. Can this momentum be transferred into the wrestling ring when she faces her former teammate?

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018”, 23/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match ~ Booing 2018 New Member Audition: Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs X
0. Under Match: Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai & Yuni
1. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Ethan Page
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba, Keisuke Okuda & Yumehito Imanari
3. Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Iino Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase
4. Road To Ryogoku! 10-Man Elimination Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno & Super Sasadango Machine
5. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Kasai, Sabu & X Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
7. KO-D Openweight Title – Survival 3 Way Match: Meiko Satomura (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Danshoku Dieno

Kota Umeda is having more problems with his left knee and has opted to miss this show to take care of it. Keisuke Okuda takes his place in Match #2.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “CAN YOU CELEBRATE? 2018”, 29/09/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Spring! Summer! Autumn! Spring Comes Without Winter! Ganjo Special Tag Match!: Moeka Haruhi & Sumire Natsu Vs Yuu Yamagata & Shiori Akiba
2. Roar of POWER OF DREAM: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Kouki Iwasaki

HARUKAZE is out with an achilles tendon injury. Yuu Yamagata is now added to the women’s match and the teams are switched around a bit. Moeka Haruhi & Sumire Natsu were supposed to be opponents but will now team together.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #17” Results

September 11, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #17”, 11/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
165 Fans – No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match I: Keisuke Ishii defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Running Knee Attack (5:59).
0. NO TV Match II ~ “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji Appears In His 4th NO TV Match!: Soma Takao defeated Makoto Oishi with the Gin And Tonic (9:56).
1. MAO defeated Ryan Davidson with the Peach☆Clutch (7:13).
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazusada Higuchi when Owashi pinned Takanashi with a Collapsed La Magistral Cradle (8:43).
3. 3 Way Match: Jun Kasai defeated Antonio Honda and Kazuki Hirata when Kasai pinned Honda with the Pearl Harbour Splash (10:20).
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Nobuhiro Shimatani attacked the referee (2:26).
4a. Rematch: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Takeshita pinned Shimatani with a Crucifix Pin (11:01).
5. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Shinya Aoki defeated Kota Umeda with a Foot Choke (6:42).
6. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated Meiko Satomura & Daisuke Sasaki when Irie pinned Satomura with the Beast Bomber (14:15).

The unusual pairing of Meiko Satomura and Daisuke Sasaki could not put aside their differences against RENEGADES. Sasaki kept trying to avoid being tagged in whenever he could. Satomura hit him hard when she was able to tag him. Sasaki did wrestle seriously against Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase but when the moment was right for him to betray Satomura, he took it. Sasaki hit Satomura with a Thrust Kick and left her for dead so Irie could hit her with the Beast Bomber. Satomura still had strength left in her and she proved it by kicking out of the Missile Kick Piledriver combo from RENEGADES. But another Beast Bomber from Irie put her down for the count. Irie told Satomura that there is a difference in power between men and women. She will be destroyed in Korakuen Hall to the point that she won’t get back up.

When Satomura left ringside, Irie’s promo was interrupted by a video message from Danshoku Dieno. In the message Dieno said he will get revenge on Irie for attacking him but he won’t be a coward. He will fight Irie face to face! Dieno’s music hit and RENEGADES faced the entrance waiting for Dieno to come out. Dieno snuck into the ring from a different angle and blinded everyone with Milk Mist! He then gave Irie the Danshoku Driver. Dieno got on the microphone and acted like he did what he promised. He attacked Irie head on. Now they have to wait until 23rd September for the Survival 3 Way Match. Dieno wonders if Satomura will survive today’s defeat and continue fighting? Will Irie rip apart two people in the ring? Whatever will happen, Dieno will come out of it as the KO-D Openweight Champion!

Kota Umeda kicked away Shinya Aoki’s hand when he was offered a handshake. Bad move! Aoki took Umeda’s kicks and grappled him down to the canvas. Umeda gained momentum with a Dragon Suplex, a Brainbuster and a PK but as soon as Aoki trapped him in a Foot Choke it was all over for Umeda.

Aoki thanked Umeda for the match then talked about the other reason why he stepped into the DDT ring today. Aoki wants to challenge HARASHIMA for the DDT Extreme Title! Aoki is aware that HARASHIMA will get to choose the match stipulation so he asked for the match rules to be sent to him within a week. He will accept either a hand written message or a PDF document. Tetsuya Koda and Hisaya Imabayashi argued over when to book the match and agreed to have it at the 21st October Korakuen show. HARASHIMA welcomed Aoki to the harsh world of EXTREME!

The DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT match was called off when Nobuhiro Shimatani interfered and struck Yukinori Matsui with the DAMNATION placard from the DNA Draft. Konosuke Takeshita stood up from the commentary table and confronted Shimatani. It’s not time for Takeshita’s official return from injury but he asked Koda if the match could restart as a 6-Man Tag with him and Shimatani both included. The match restarted and while Takeshita got his hands on Shimatani, DAMNATION quickly targeted his injured shoulder. It was clear that Takeshita wasn’t ready to return but he was still able to pin Shimatani with a Crucifix to get ALL OUT the win. Takeshita told Akito & Yuki Iino about his frustrations while he was out of action. Now that he is back he wants to wrestle at the rest of this week’s DDT shows.

Jun Kasai used his goggles to protect his eyes from Antonio Honda’s Shining Gongitsune attack. After he won the 3 Way Match, Kasai again got in trouble for talking about the Dramatic General Election while standing inside the ring.

You don’t use La Magistral Cradle on Toru Owashi. You just don’t! Masahiro Takanashi learned that the hard way. The return of DISASTER BOX is getting Owashi his groove back.

Ryan Davidson’s final match on his first tour of DDT ended in defeat to MAO. He got time to say goodbye to the crowd and promised he will be back.

Soma Takao ignored Makoto Oishi’s handshake after their match.

Keisuke Ishii won his match with a Running Knee Strike instead of the usual Kneel Kick.

DDT gave its first update for the Dramatic Election standings. DAMNATION are leading the Unit Election with 261 votes, Shuten-dōji are second with 185 votes and The Compliance are third with 128 votes. Over on the individual side, Maki Ito has stormed ahead of everyone else with 244 votes! The rest of the field making up the current Top 20 have between 68 down to 14 votes.


Tomorrow’s Maji Manji, Mizuki Vs Ito

September 10, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #17”, 11/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match I: Keisuke Ishii Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
0. NO TV Match II ~ “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji Appears In His 4th NO TV Match!: Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
1. MAO Vs Ryan Davidson
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazusada Higuchi
3. 3 Way Match: Jun Kasai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
5. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Kota Umeda
6. Meiko Satomura & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

This week will be a little quiet, schedule wise. There is the latest Maji Manji taking place tomorrow and a small Ganbare☆Wrestling event on Thursday then that’s it until the weekend.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE SHINKIBA?”, 22/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Azusa Takigawa Debut 3rd Anniversary Memorial Match: Azusa Takigawa Vs Miyu Yamashita
2. Mizuki Vs Maki Ito

The Ito Respect Army explodes!


DDT In September

September 7, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN NARIMASU!”, 08/09/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Nodoka Tenma Vs Hikari
2. Azusa Takigawa Vs Raku
3. 3 Way Match: Mizuki Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Hinano
4. Yuu Vs Yuki Aino
5. Yuna Manase Vs Hyper Misao
6. Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Reika Saiki, Maki Ito & Miu

They may no longer be called the Tokyo Joshi Freedom Fighters but Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima are back from their King Of Trios journey.

DDT “WE WILL HAVE OUR SECOND MEETING! 2018”, 08/09/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Narimasu Three Big Single Match!: Antonio Honda Vs Yumehito Imanari
2. Narimasu Three Big Single Match!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Narimasu Three Big Single Match!: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Ryan Davidson
4. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii & MAO
5. Akito & Yuki Iino Vs Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Okuda
6. Shuten-dōji Vs RENEGADES!: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
7. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

The main event is a small preview of the next KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TORA NO SHUIN~”, 09/09/2018
Kanagawa Odawara Arena Sub Arena

1. Kazuki Hirata Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yuki Iino
3. Akito & Gota Ihashi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
4. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
6. Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yoshihiko
7. Odawara Specialty! Kamaboko Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Jun Kasai Vs Shigehiro Irie & Ryan Davidson

Match #3 is switching around its participants after Sanshiro Takagi decided to join Booing 2018. After being stabbed in the back by Takagi, Gota Ihashi will want some revenge on both him and his former partner Tomomitsu Matsunaga.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #17”, 11/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
0. NO TV Match ~ “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji Appears In His 4th NO TV Match!: Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
1. MAO Vs Ryan Davidson
2. 3 Way Match: Jun Kasai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazusada Higuchi
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
5. Meiko Satomura & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
6. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Kota Umeda

The current participants in the “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” main event Meiko Satomura and Daisuke Sasaki will team together against RENEGADES. Or maybe Sasaki is wrestling against his Sumo Hall opponent in Shigehiro Irie? Or maybe the KO-D Openweight Champion Sasaki will eventually face in October is not in this match at all.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKADORO~”, 16/09/2018
Osaka Suminoe Maiko Hall

1. Two Big Single Match!: Toru Owashi Vs Super Sasadango Machine
2. Two Big Single Match!: Jun Kasai Vs Yuki Ueno
3. 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Yuni
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs MAO & Kazusada Higuchi Vs KUDO & Keisuke Ishii
5. Sanshiro Takagi & Hiroaki Moriya Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. RENEGADES Vs ALL OUT!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
7. Battle In The Big Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Meiko Satomura, HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Osaka freelancer Hiroaki Moriya wrestles in DDT for I believe the first time in his 20+ year career. Moriya once challenged for the KO-D Tag Team Titles back in 2010 during Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa’s reign. Takagi & Sawa defended the titles around Japan’s smaller indies in outdoor Falls Count Anywhere matches. Their match with Moriya & Great Kayser took place in Fighting Ultimate Crazy Kings, also known as FU★CK.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAIWAN RAMEN~”, 17/09/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre

1. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO, Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
5. Do Not Stop The DDT Video Group Camera! 3 Way Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Norikazu Fujioka Vs Yumehito Imanari
6. The Strongest Oyaji Decision Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Tanomusaku Toba
7. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special Tag Match: Meiko Satomura & HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase

Satomura and Irie collide again this time without Sasaki or Danshoku Dieno getting in the way.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018”, 23/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai & Yuni
1. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Ethan Page
2. Keisuke Ishii & Yuki Iino Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda, Tanomusaku Toba & Yumehito Imanari
4. Road To Ryogoku! 10-Man Elimination Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno & Super Sasadango Machine
5. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Kasai, Sabu & X Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
7. KO-D Openweight Title – Survival 3 Way Match: Meiko Satomura (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Danshoku Dieno

The Dramatic General Election means a packed card at Korakuen Hall so everyone can try to get votes. All of DAMNATION (except for Shuji Ishikawa) are together for an Elimination Tag against DISASTER BOX (with added Super Sasadango Machine).

Ethan Page is back for his second tour of DDT. He’s going straight into a power versus power match against Kazusada Higuchi.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
2. Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
3. The Difference In 27 Years Of Age! Representative Director And President (48 Years Old) And Belonging Wrestler (21 Years Old) Waste Blood Washing Conflict Play – Final Settlement Weapon Rumble!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles are active again with the Soma Takao led portion of DAMNATION as the new champions. DISASTER BOX are up first to challenge them. The interesting thing here is HARASHIMA was left out of the match when he lost a game of Rock Paper Scissors against the rest of the unit. Right now he has no match for Sumo Hall booked yet. He will certainly end up having a DDT Extreme Title defence but against who is the big question.


BASARA “BASARA 77 ~FEAST~” Results

September 6, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 77 ~FEAST~”, 05/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
182 Fans

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano when Hiroshi pinned Kazato with a Backslide Pin (12:50).
2. Gouma Ryu defeated Stretchman Man by Disqualification when Stretchman refused to break a 5 Count (0:34).
2a. Rematch: Stretchman Man Vs Gouma Ryu ended in a Double Disqualification after a Double Fake Weapon Attack (5:29).
3. Benmaru Tournament 0: Daiki Shimomura defeated Jun Masaoka with the Orange Sunset (10:33).
4. Aikata Vs Bozu! Tag Showdown: Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe when Fujita pinned Abe with a Modified Samson Clutch (11:00).
5. Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano when Tanizaki pinned Nakano with the Reverse Implant (13:39).
6. Doki! Hardcore Match Full Of Cans: Isami Kodaka defeated FUMA with the Isamuashi Zan (16:21).

Isami Kodaka was left bloodied but victorious over FUMA in their Hardcore match main event. Steel cans made up most of the weapons available but chairs and a ladder also came into play in a painful manner for both men. FUMA gave Kodaka a Brainbuster from the ladder onto a pile of cans. Later the ladder was bridged across two chairs and FUMA was given a Superplex onto it. Kodaka overwhelmed FUMA with his kicks and knee strikes until the Isamuashi Zan put FUMA away. Kodaka asked for a rematch afterwards. No matter how many times they fight each other, Kodaka always feels a new excitement over it. Kodaka ended the show by inviting the BASARA roster into the ring to hype up their next big show at Korakuen Hall on 21st September. Kodaka also talked about his upcoming trip to America for a death match tournament held by Game Changer Wrestling. He promised to win it and become the world’s best death match wrestler!

Ryota Nakatsu admitted he was disappointed with today’s performance when his team lost to Naoki Tanizaki’s side. Tanizaki added insult to injury after the match when he attacked Tanizaki and gave him the Implant. That made Nakatsu angry and more determined to take the Union MAX Title from Tanizaki at Korakuen.

Match #4 turned playful when Ikuto Hidaka ended up sitting on Minoru Fujita’s shoulders. That then encouraged Fuminori Abe to climb onto Ryuichi Sekine’s shoulders so the two teams could play a game of chicken in the ring. Cavalry were able to knock Hidaka off Fujita’s shoulders. The play time ended when Fujita gave Sekine a Low Blow. When Abe fell off, Fujita rolled him into a Samson Clutch for the three count.

Daiki Shimomura used a new arm assisted cradle move called the Orange Sunset to beat Jun Masaoka and win the Benmaru Tournament. Shimomura called Kodaka down to the ring afterwards to confirm there was no prize on the line. Kodaka admitted so. Kodaka then invited Masaoka to wrestle for BASARA on a regular basis including a rematch with Shimomura somewhere down the line. Masaoka nodded in acceptance. Shimomura was content with there being no prize because he has something else he wants. Shimomura wants to team up with Kodaka and form a unit together! The Korakuen card has already been determined so the new unit will have to be formed afterwards. Kodaka then told Shimomura he has to grow a tail until then. If he’s going to do his best to impress Kodaka then Shimomura needs to have a monkey tail growing out of him!

The match between Gouma Ryu and Stretchman Man went off to a bad start when Ryu asked for the match to be changed to a Pro Wrestling Trial. When that was declined, Stretchman pushed Ryu up against the ropes and refused to move away during the 5 count so he got disqualified. An immediate rematch was agreed upon. Stretchman complained to Yuya Okada for counting too slow for his pins. Okada denied such a thing then counted fast when Ryu gave Stretchman a School Boy. Okada later took a ref bump which allowed Stretchman to grab his hook and Ryu to grab his law book. When Okada got back up, Ryu and Stretchman threw their weapons at each other and both faked being attacked by the other. Okada fell for both tricks and disqualified the two of them resulting in no winner. Stretchman demanded a rematch for next time and Ryu told him it will be settled in court!


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #16” Results

September 4, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #16”, 04/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
145 Fans – No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match I ~ “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji Appears In His 3rd NO TV Match!: Keisuke Ishii defeated Makoto Oishi with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (6:25).
0. NO TV Match II: Akito defeated Antonio Honda with the Scorpion Lock (8:39).
1. Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Gota Ihashi when Nakazawa pinned Ihashi after a Spicolli Driver from Takagi (8:38).
2. Saki Akai defeated Maki Ito with the Foot Choke (11:07).
3. Kazuki Hirata DISASTER BOX Assessment Match: Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata when Owashi pinned Hirata with La Magistral Cradle (10:08).
4. Jun Kasai & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Kasai pinned Shimatani with the Pearl Harbour Splash (11:44).
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Takao pinned Takanashi with a School Boy (15:22).
*DAMNATION becomes the 35th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
6. Meiko Satomura, Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Shigehiro Irie, Ryan Davidson & Mizuki Watase when Satomura pinned Watase with the Death Valley Bomb (14:13).

Tempers are flaring between Meiko Satomura, Shigehiro Irie and Danshoku Dieno over their Survival 3 Way Match later this month. Dieno spent the entire show as part of the commentary team so he was in Irie’s direct line of sight when Irie came out for the main event. During an out of the ring brawl, Irie crashed into the commentary team with a Cannonball, wiping Dieno out. Back in the ring Satomura got the victory for her team by hitting Mizuki Watase with the Scorpio Rising followed by the Death Valley Bomb. When the match was over Dieno and Irie got into a fight until Satomura yelled at them to bring the fight into the ring. Satomura said she will beat the both of them at Korakuen Hall, no excuses. Dieno can complain about his shoulder injury all he wants. Satomura’s entire body is in pain after her matches but she never lets that hold her back.

An exciting trios match to determine the new KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions was spoiled when Soma Takao blinded Masahiro Takanashi with red mist. A School Boy won the match and the belts for DAMNATION. Afterwards Daisuke Sasaki asked the new champions who they wanted their first defence to be against. Tetsuya Endo told him he wants to put in as weak an effort as possible. Sasaki declared that the challengers will be himself and Nobuhiro Shimatani. We never heard who the third wrestler was because DISASTER BOX interrupted him. HARASHIMA wants his unit to be the challengers. Hisaya Imabayashi didn’t have the power to choose so he left it up to the new DDT Producer Tetsuya Koda to decide. Koda asked DISASTER BOX to figure out which three of them would make up the team. A game of Rock, Paper, Scissors determined that the trio would be Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno. Koda accepted the trio and announce they will get their title match at Sumo Hall! Imabayashi wondered if it was too early to book the match this far in advance but Koda disagreed. The show is in a month and a half’s time so the card needs to be filling up right now!

Jun Kasai’s beginning of his new stay in DDT began with him renewing his grudge with Daisuke Sasaki. As they were fighting, two revealed they blocked each other on Twitter. Kasai demanded Sasaki to unblock and follow him. Shimatani stole Kasai’s goggles and attempted to give him the Pearl Harbour Splash but Kasai rolled out of the way. Kasai got his goggles back and hit his finisher on Shimatani to win. After the match Kasai almost disqualified himself from the Dramatic General Election because he talked about it inside the ring. It is against the rules to do that. Kasai again demanded Sasaki to unblock him on Twitter and follow his account.

It took a lot of struggle but Kazuki Hirata has been accepted into DISASTER BOX! Hirata wrestled seriously to try and impress the other members but the urge to grab a pair of Hirata GO! glasses could not be ignored. He never got to wear them because Owashi attacked him first. Instead HARASHIMA forced the glasses onto Owashi’s face when he tried to Power Bomb Hirata. That backfired because Owashi’s dancing was too powerful to fight against and he pinned Hirata with La Magistral Cradle. HARASHIMA tried to tell Owashi afterwards that what he did was an accident. Owashi asked Hirata if he will continue to use the glasses in his matches. Hirata honestly admitted he would. To the surprise of everyone, Owashi approved! He explained that these glasses represent the four years Hirata spent with T2Hide and that should never be forgotten. Hirata is in the unit! HARASHIMA started getting ideas of turning DISASTER BOX into more than just a wrestling unit. With Hirata involved they can now be a dancing and theatre group too!

Saki Akai wore new white ring gear for her match with Maki Ito. Akai also used a familiar looking Gogoplata Foot Choke to win the match. Ito made the same mistake as Kasai and mentioned the Dramatic Election during her post-match promo inside the ring. She had to have her mouth covered by the referee to stop talking.

Booing 2018 promised a big name for their mystery third member and it turned out to be Sanshiro Takagi! The big name is the Big President! Takagi turned on Gota Ihashi when they were on the verge of beating Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa. Takagi broke Ihashi’s pinfall and dropped Nakazawa on top of him with the Spicolli Driver. Takagi explained that every year Booing finishes last in the Dramatic Election and has to disband. This year Takagi is joining Booing 2018 to lift them up from the bottom and make some other unit split up for a change. Nakazawa then went to speak but Takagi kicked him down.

No Gongitsune from Antonio Honda this week. Instead he went all Hiroyoshi Tenzan on Akito by giving him the Tenzan Tombstone Driver and the Anaconda Vice. Akito escaped the submission and made Honda tap to the Scorpion Lock. Tenzan had a hold on one of Honda’s arms for leverage during the move.

Two members of The Compliance faced each other in the first dark match of the evening. It was a low pressure environment but Dieno warned Keisuke Ishii not to take it easy against Makoto Oishi because The Compliance does not accept low effort in their team. Dieno wanted Ishii to treat this match like a game of Fire Pro Wrestling. He also said that Oishi is really good at using the Stunner. Ishii didn’t believe him. During the match Oishi hit the Stunner and also the Miracle Ecstasy but Ishii kicked out. Ishii fought back and hit the High Angle Double Arm DDT to win. Dieno described the finish as Oishi getting Critical’d.

At the beginning of the show Takagi had news to give regarding the DDT Producer spot that Dieno resigned from last month. The Producer will be replaced by a new General Manager. The new GM is an extraordinary man who is witty, expressive and is well familiar with pro wrestling. It’s Tetsuya Koda, the representative of Tokyo Joshi Pro! Hisaya Imabayashi thought he would get the job instead and protested the decision. Takagi told Imabayashi he is still the Assistant Producer. Also Koda beat him in a wrestling match last month and that makes him more qualified.

An announcement was made about the return of the D-Ou Grand Prix tournament. The 2019 edition will in fact be held at the end of 2018 because the winner will get a KO-D Openweight Title shot in the main event of “JUDGEMENT 2019” in February. The round robin will begin on 30th November and the final will be held on 30th December.


Tokyo Joshi In King Of Trios, Brahmans Challenge For Tag Titles, Weapon Rumble Returns

September 3, 2018

Over the weekend Tokyo Joshi Pro sent over three of their best to America so they can enter Chikara’s annual King Of Trios tournament in Easton, Pennsylvania. This year’s edition of the tournament was Star Wars themed so Miyu Yamashita, Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki were called the Tokyo Joshi Freedom Fighters. On Night 1 they main evented the show by beating The Shimmer Collective of Madison Eagles, Shazza McKenzie, and Jessica Troy. Sakazaki pinned McKenzie with the Magical Magical Girl Splash. On Night 2, the Freedom Fighters won again by defeating The New Republic of Los Ice Creams and Kikutaro when Yamashita pinned Kikutaro with the Crash Rabbit Heat. Sadly on Night 3 the girls were eliminated in the semifinals by Australia’s Ancient Order of the Nations consisting of Mick Moretti, Jack Bonza, and Adam Hoffman. Nakajima was pinned by Hoffman after the Order used their version of the Anthill triple team finisher.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #16”, 04/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match I ~ “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji Appears In His 3rd NO TV Match!: Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Ishii
0. NO TV Match II: Akito Vs Antonio Honda
1. Sanshiro Takagi & Gota Ihashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa
2. Saki Akai Vs Maki Ito
3. Kazuki Hirata DISASTER BOX Assessment Match: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
4. Jun Kasai & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Meiko Satomura, Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Shigehiro Irie, Ryan Davidson & Mizuki Watase

We’re getting pre-show matches this week after all.

Danshoku Dieno will not be wrestling again until the 23rd September Korakuen Hall show so he can recover from his current shoulder injury as best as he can for the Survival 3 Way KO-D Openweight Title Match.

DDT “WE WILL HAVE OUR SECOND MEETING! 2018”, 08/09/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Narimasu Three Big Single Match!: Antonio Honda Vs Yumehito Imanari
2. Narimasu Three Big Single Match!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Narimasu Three Big Single Match!: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Ryan Davidson
4. Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii & MAO
5. Akito & Yuki Iino Vs Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Okuda
6. Shuten-dōji Vs RENEGADES!: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
7. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno

Sanshiro Takagi and Kazuki Hirata collide for the first time since T2Hide’s demise.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TORA NO SHUIN~”, 09/09/2018
Kanagawa Odawara Arena Sub Arena

1. Kazuki Hirata Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yuki Iino
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Gota Ihashi Vs Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
4. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
6. Antonio Honda & Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yoshihiko
7. Odawara Specialty! Kamaboko Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Jun Kasai Vs Shigehiro Irie & Ryan Davidson

Two of the most decorated wrestlers on the Japanese scene today team up for the first time in DDT in the main event.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018”, 23/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Kasai, Sabu & X Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
3. KO-D Openweight Title – Survival 3 Way Match: Meiko Satomura (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Danshoku Dieno

The Brahman Brothers won the Campsite Pro Wrestling match during the weekend and asked for a KO-D Tag Team Titles shot. They were right to because they pinned the champions to win that match.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
2. Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
3. The Difference In 27 Years Of Age! Representative Director And President (48 Years Old) And Belonging Wrestler (21 Years Old) Waste Blood Washing Conflict Play – Final Settlement Weapon Rumble!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
4. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Takagi and MAO’s feud this year has escalated from MAO hitting Takagi with a van to Takagi crashing a car into another car with MAO still inside. It all happened within the context of wrestling matches so somehow no crimes were caused. Funny how that works. The efforts of both men to prove that they are the craziest wrestler in DDT is getting too much for everyone else to handle so a final battle has to take place. The dreaded Weapon Rumble is what’s needed to determine who is crazier. MAO claims this is the match stipulation that made him want to be a DDT wrestler.

Meiko Satomura, Tanomusaku Toba, Keisuke Okuda and Maki Ito are all booked on the show.