Nakama AID, Brookes Presents DDT English Show, Summer Vacation 2020

June 29, 2020

DDT “SEE YOU AT DDT 2020”, 03/07/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi & Yukio Naya Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
4. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT!: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Kabukichio Specialty Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Maku Donaruto
7. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – Final Match: Meiko Satomura Vs Saki Akai

It’s the match Coronavirus did not want to happen! Chris Brookes Vs Maku Donaruto has been booked twice already but both times were cancelled when COVID-19 prevented the shows from happening. Third time’s the charm.

It is confirmed that Jun Akiyama will belong to DDT from 1st July until the end of this year. Now he can fully focus on the feud between his own Akiyama-gun against ALL OUT.

DDT “NAKAMA AID”, 05/07/2020
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1. Kazusada Higuchi, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase

DDT is providing an offer match for Nakama AID, a collaboration within Japan’s entertainment industry to hold live performances again.

DDT “CHRIS BROOKES PRODUCE SHOW – SHINKIBA NO FANS EXTRAVAGANZA #1”, 06/07/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. SUPER HARDCORE HARDCORE MATCH: Drew Parker Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Chris Brookes Vs Miyu Yamashita

DDT and Chris Brookes are working together to present DDT’s first ever show entirely produced in English! The empty arena show will consist of two matches and a talk show. Brookes and Miyu Yamashita finally clash one on one while the Welsh Big Japan wrestler Drew Parker makes his DDT debut against Shunma Katsumata with Shunma in his Super Hardcore form.

DDT “SUMMER ITABASHI SERIES”, 12/07/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. The Evil Yankee Wrestler Seigo Tachibana’s Road To The Top: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Seigo Tachibana

It is HARASHIMA’s opinion that Seigo Tachibana needs to learn his manners. Danshoku Dieno’s solution is to get Yukio Sakaguchi to teach Tachibana those manners in the ring.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2020”, 23/07/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura
2. Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Seigo Tachibana
3. Chris Brookes & Drew Parker Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Akiyama-gun Vs ALL OUT All Out Battle!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Antonio Honda & Riho
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Yuki Ueno

Yuki Ueno gets a second crack at winning the KO-D Openweight Title from Tetsuya Endo. His first try was a failed Right To Challenge cash in on DDT TV SHOW two weeks ago. Since then Ueno pinned Endo in a KO-D Tag Team Titles defence to shoot him right back into championship contention.

Eruption said they would accept any challengers for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. That includes if the challenge comes from somebody they beat on a regular basis. However Antonio Honda has some strong allies this time. Riho returns to DDT for the first time since “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019” and HARASHIMA tags along for a new task to overcome.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!” Results

June 20, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!”, 20/06/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
142 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Mizuki defeated Sena Shiori with the Cutie Special (6:28).
2. Hikari Noa defeated Haruna Neko with the Uranage (5:44).
3. Miyu Yamashita & Yuna Manase defeated Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao when Yamashita pinned Misao with the Skull Kick (0:58).
3a. Rematch: Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao defeated Miyu Yamashita & Yuna Manase when Misao pinned Yamashita with La Magistral Cradle (8:38).
4. Maki Itoh, Raku & Pom Harajuku defeated Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume when Itoh submitted Suzume with the Itoh Deluxe (13:14).
5. Natsumi Maki defeated Mahiro Kiryu with the Backlash (7:01).
6. Yuka Sakazaki, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi when Aino pinned Maiumi with the Venus DDT (15:44).

Yuki Aino challenged Yuka Sakazaki for the Princess Of Princess Title after the main event. She explained she thought progress would come slowly but she recently learned in pro wrestling you have to be sudden. So she wants to test her strength against the champion for the belt. Suddenly Yuki Kamifuku Dropkicked Aino and grabbed the microphone. She wants to challenge Sakazaki first. Sakazaki said she is happy to see so many girls in Tokyo Joshi Pro aiming to become the champion. But Aino and Kamifuku will have to fight each other to get the next shot. Their match will happen on 4th July at Ryogoku KFC Hall.

Natsumi Maki had her first match back in three months, winning against Mahiro Kiryu. She wants to wrestle matches that will give her enough energy to challenge for any of the three Tokyo Joshi championships. She also tried to paint “Poi” on her cheek but used a mirror so it ended up looking like “109”. It’s something a little different she wanted to do now she is back.

In a preview of their Princess Tag Team Titles match, Maki Itoh & Raku were on the winning side against the champions. Itoh shouted threats to Daydream afterwards. Pom Harajuku had to pull her away from them.

The Backspin Kick Miyu Yamashita uses to great effect is now called the Skull Kick. She used it to pin Hyper Misao to ended their tag match in under a minute. Misao’s plan was to make Yamashita dance to “Genghis Khan” and it worked until Yamashita kicked her. They agreed to an immediate rematch. This time Misao blinded Yamashita with cold spray and stole the win with La Magistral Cradle.

TJPW trainee Aona will have her debut match on the 23rd July Korakuen Hall show. She was originally supposed to have her match on 3rd May before the show was cancelled.


Money In The Bag Participants, June’s Title Matches, Stand Proud In July

June 16, 2020

DDT “MONEY IN THE BAG ~TOSOCHU~”, 19/06/2020
Tokyo Chateau Amoeba Studio

1. Money In The Bag Match: HARASHIMA, Danshoku Dieno & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Atsushi Onita, Shinya Aoki, Yoshiko, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai, Chris Brookes, Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, MAO, Mizuki Watase, Yukio Naya, Keigo Nakamura, Gota Ihashi, Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa & Seigo Tachibana

This is not an accurate listing explaining what the Money In The Bag match is but I don’t know how else to write it. HARASHIMA, Danshoku Dieno & Konosuke Takeshita will be going through DDT’s version of a TV game show called Tosochu Run For Money. They will fight through multiple floors of the Chateau Amoeba Studio looking for a bag containing prize money. There are wrestlers located on every floor acting as hunters tasked with stopping the contestants. What I don’t know is if HARASHIMA, Dieno and Takeshita are teaming together, competing solo against each other or captaining their own teams. But if you’ve seen previous Street Wrestling shows held in corporate buildings then you know what to expect. Each floor will pretty much be a different match building up to the finale.

The guests showing up include Atsushi Onita, Shinya Aoki, Yoshiko (I hear she’s become big on TikTok) and Seigo Tachibana (still looking for a job).

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!”, 20/06/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

The card for Tokyo Joshi Pro’s return to Shin-Kiba 1st RING is being kept secret until the show takes place. Tokyo will be entering Step 3 in the roadmap to open up after COVID-19 which means they may be allowed to add an extra 42 seats on the day of the show. The current capacity limit in the venue is 100 fans.

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #7”, 20/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuki Ueno Vs Mad Paulie
3. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Ueno
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Admission Battle Royal: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Shinya Aoki Vs Antonio Honda Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
6. Jun Akiyama Vs Makoto Oishi
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai

Fans will be allowed in for this show.

DDT already have their big matches for the rest of June in place. The next episode of DDT TV SHOW sees #DAMNHEARTS put the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on the line against Eruption. There is the added stipulation where if the champions win then Saki Akai will have to kneel down to El Lindaman, ask him how he got so big and then lick his boots.

It’s not just the youngsters who are interested in being coached by Jun Akiyama during his stay here. Makoto Oishi also wants to walk down the Royal Road. The only downside is he has to fight Akiyama when he originally wanted to team with him. It’s going to be more painful this way.

Chris Brookes has to make some unlikely short term alliances in order to fight DAMNATION for now.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 1”, 21/06/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Danshoku Dieno & Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda & Yukio Naya
2. I Will Win Today!: Mad Paulie Vs Hideki Okatani
3. I Will Win Today!: Makoto Oishi Vs Mizuki Watase
4. I Will Win Today!: MAO Vs Gota Ihashi
5. Eruption Vs ALL OUT!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
6. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Keigo Nakamura
7. Good Town Tsurumi Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Chris Brookes

The next day DDT goes over to the spacious indoor market in Tsurumi.

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8”, 27/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Chris Brookes
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani

Then next week there is two more title matches. Yuki Ueno has become a thorn in Endo’s side recently and was seconds away from beating him in the trios main event a few days ago. However Endo defended the KO-D Openweight Title against him so it’s his turn to call the shots. Endo chose Nobuhiro Shimatani to team with him and take the KO-D Tag Team Titles away from Nautilus.

Sasaki’s attempt to ice the DDT UNIVERSAL Title backfired. He nominated Masahiro Takanashi as his next challenger knowing he is many months away from recovery. That way Sasaki wouldn’t have to defend the title any time soon. Takanashi eventually accepted but nominated his friend Brookes to wrestle in his place. This finally gets Brookes his singles rematch with the man who took the title from him.

Jun Akiyama will be on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 04/07/2020
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku

Raku’s in-ring ability was progressing nicely before the lockdown. She added the Doctor Yellow to her arsenal and formed a winning team with Maki Itoh. They were supposed to get a Princess Tag Team Titles match against Daydream back in March but it got cancelled. Both teams agreed to do the match eventually but wanted it on an important show. The return to Ryogoku KFC Hall in July fits the bill.


Revised June Schedule, Audience Shows Return, Complete Peter Pan 2020 Cards

May 31, 2020

First let’s get the bad news out of the way. Even though Japan is entering the second phase of lifting their Coronavirus restrictions, the DDT Group are following requests from venues to cancel the following shows in June and July:

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2020 THE FINAL!!”, 28/06/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKESHI~”, 02/07/2020
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 3”, 09/07/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

DDT “KAZUKI HIRATA 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW! 10 YEARS OF HIRATA GO!!”, 18/07/2020
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

DDT “DATE CITY 2ND ROUND! 1 YEAR UNTIL THE 60TH BIRTHDAY! ~GORGEOUS NIGHT~”, 19/07/2020
Fukushima Date City Hobara Gymnasium

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Now here’s the good news. The DDT Group can run shows in front of audiences again! They have to put in safety precautions of course such as limiting the number of seats at the venues (either around 100 fans or 50% capacity looks to be deal across the board depending on the venue size). Fans going to shows will need to wear medical masks, get their temperatures checked and have their hands disinfected as they enter. New shows in June have been announced today across the different promotions. They will be held in venues that provide a lot of open air and ventilation. That means Shin-Kiba 1st RING, Shinjuku FACE, Itabashi Green Hall and Tsurumi Vegetable Market for those not paying attention. DDT TV SHOW episodes #7 & #8 will also continue to take place as planned. DDT can now advertise the worst kept secret that they were taped in Shinjuku FACE. The revised schedule for June is as follows.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!”, 13/06/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

DDT “WITH DRAMATIC DREAM TEAM”, 14/06/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “COMEBACK ANYTIME 2020”, 14/06/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!”, 20/06/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #7”, 20/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 1”, 21/06/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8”, 27/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 2”, 28/06/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

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DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1”, 06/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Saori Anou
3. DDT Yuru-chara No. 1 Battle In Niigata: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Pokotan
4. Singles Match Between Wrestlers Who Want To Participate In DDT Regularly: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Seigo Tachibana
5. Jun Akiyama & Mizuki Watase Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – Hardcore 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Isami Kodaka Vs Shunma Katsumata
7. DDT Vs Kongoh All Out Battle!: Sanshiro Takagi, Kazusada Higuchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kenoh, Masa Kitamiya & Hao
8. TOKYO 2020 LAST MAN STANDING: Yoshihiko Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Before the audiences can come back, “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” will hopefully be the bookend for DDT’s empty arena era (fingers crossed). I don’t think I’ll write a full blown preview for these shows due to the short amount of time most of the matches were put together. So this will do for now.

The big feud of DDT TV SHOW has been between Konosuke Takeshita and Yoshihiko. A hatred led to warning messages of “ALL OUT All Dead” where Yoshihiko defeated each member of the unit one by one. It even brought back another battle doll named Akihiro to join the fight. Yesterday ALL OUT reached their breaking point and launched a vicious counter attack where Takeshita ripped off Akihiro’s arm. Alone again, Yoshihiko has to fight Takeshita one more time in a Last Man Standing match!

Kongoh popped by to visit Sanshiro Takagi on yesterday’s DDT TV SHOW. They seem like nice lads. Well if you ignore the leader Kenou threatening violence on Takagi if he doesn’t leave NOAH alone. That’s difficult because Takagi is NOAH’s president. And as president Takagi is ordering Kenoh, Masa Kitamiya & Hao to fight him, Kazusada Higuchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga in a DDT ring!

Daisuke Sasaki originally chose Shunma Katsumata to be his next DDT UNIVERSAL Title defence because he thinks it is a match he can easily win. Then two things happened that he did not expect. One, Isami Kodaka came in wanting to win a title that didn’t exist back when he was a DDT employee. And two, Katsumata went into his Super Hardcore form to attack the champion. A Hardcore 3 Way Match will solve those problems.

Mizuki Watase has shown some progress by wrestling with coach Jun Akiyama. This is the first time they are teaming together.

Both Nobuhiro Shimatani and Seigo Tachibana want regular bookings in DDT. The company isn’t big enough for the both of them.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 2”, 07/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

1. Super Sasadango Machine Remote Produce Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki, Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh
4. DDT Extreme Title – Celebration! Release Restriction Rules: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Yukio Naya
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Makoto Oishi
6. HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji Vs MAO & Asuka
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs T-Hawk & El Lindaman
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

On Day 2, Tetsuya Endo reaches his destination. There was a setback here and there but now nothing is stopping him from facing Masato Tanaka for the KO-D Openweight Title. Endo’s big goal for #DAMNHEARTS is to monopolize DDT’s championships so T-Hawk & El Lindaman are challenging Nautilus for the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

MAO will return from injury one day too late. The last active Right To Challenge Gauntlet has expired and he was too hurt to use it. So he has to take a detour and will chase after the UNIVERSAL Title. MAO will also team with Asuka for now because the Coronavirus measures prevent Mike Bailey from entering Japan. They get a big challenge in the form of HarashiMarufuji!

Danshoku Dieno is finally moving away from his Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title defences against Antonio Honda. He still hasn’t beat him but another figure decided to get in his way. Makoto Oishi has a decade of history with Dieno and he will let it all out for the big clash.


News Comes As Restrictions Get Lifted

May 26, 2020

I hope everybody out there is feeling well and finding ways to cope with the sad news about Hana Kimura. Dylan from the Eastern Lariat podcast tweeted a magazine photo of the time when an 8 year old Kimura won the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title, which I think was her only connection to DDT. There would have been a working relationship between her and Sanshiro Takagi in WRESTLE-1 as well back when Takagi was part of its management.

There’s a quick story I want to tell. When I last went to Tokyo in 2016 I got to see a Sendai Girls show with a group of friends in Korakuen (the 8th April one). Kyoko Kimura was wrestling in the opener and Hana was there as her ringside attendant. This was only a few weeks after her pro debut and it was her only role on the show. I didn’t think anything of it at the time. The next day I spoke to an American expat and talked about the show. Before I even finished a sentence he cut me off and asked “Was Kyoko Kimura’s daughter there? She is going to be a star!”

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #5”, 30/05/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

1. Jun Akiyama Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Honda
3. DAMNATION VS ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
4. Yoshihiko & Akihiro Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
5. #DAMNHEARTS Vs DISASTER BOX!: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

Figures from past and present are returning as Japan opens up again. The #STRONGHEARTS pair of T-Hawk & El Lindaman rejoin Tetsuya Endo to protect him from losing before his big title match. Yuki Ueno has spent all of this time during the pandemic looking after the Dropkick Bar. He gets to wrestle again for the first time in almost two months.

The second battle doll Akihiro came back in Yoshihiko’s time of need to defeat ALL OUT. The feud isn’t over yet when revenge is on offer.

Third time’s the charm for Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda.

Two thirds of the next DDT UNIVERSAL Title match face off in tag action.

Hideki Okatani showed his stuff by fighting Seigo Tachibana to a time limit draw in the match that took place after the last episode ended. Jun Akiyama should have lots to teach him.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW PPV SHOW ~ZENRYOKU YELL~”, 31/05/2020
OPENREC.tv

1. Hikari Noa Vs Sena Shiori
2. Hyper Misao Vs Mahiro Kiryu
3. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Shoko Nakajima & Suzume

The main event is confirmed to be The Magical Sugar Rabbits against Shoko Nakajima & Suzume.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HIMITSU 2020”, 03/06/2020
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1. 4 Vs 4 Survival Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Yumehito Imanari, Shinichiro Tominaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Shota, Washi Sakurai & X

At last Ganbare☆Wrestling gets to have a go at an empty arena match. Here’s a neat concept for the match. We have two teams with 4 wrestlers each. When the match begins two wrestlers from each side are selected to wrestle a tag team match. When a wrestler is defeated by normal means they are replaced by a new teammate and the tag match continues. To win the match, a team must eliminate three of their opponents.

As you can see, one team has a mystery wrestler advertised. I’m surprised to see Ken Ohka or Moeka Haruhi aren’t involved. Haruhi being there would have meant all members of THE HALFEE were in the match on the same side. This is the only match of the show too.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1”, 06/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Saori Anou
3. DDT Yuru-chara No. 1 Battle In Niigata: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Pokotan
4. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – Hardcore 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Isami Kodaka Vs Shunma Katsumata

The new plan for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” is to hold it under the DDT TV SHOW format across two days. It’s not the mega show it is going to be but under the current circumstances it keeps DDT chugging along as light appears at the end of the tunnel.

Daisuke Sasaki wanted his next title defence to be easy and violent. That is why he nominated Shunma Katsumata to be his next challenger. The twist is the sudden appearance of Isami Kodaka getting involved. Kodaka heard about DDT’s new UNIVERSAL Title and wanted to add it to his ever growing list of accomplishments.

I bet the DDT roster are happy to see Saori Anou again.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 2”, 07/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki, Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh
3. Super Sasadango Machine Remote Produce Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
4. DDT Extreme Title – Celebration! Release Restriction Rules: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Yukio Naya
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

Endo is so close to his final goal. He tripped up once before but reclaimed the KO-D Challenger Sword and just has to avoid a direct defeat one more time. Once he does that, Masato Tanaka will be there waiting for him with the KO-D Openweight Title held tightly in his grip.

The state of emergency in Tokyo has been lifted and the restrictions across Japan are easing off. Shinya Aoki will use the uplifting news as inspiration for his next DDT Extreme Title defence. Yukio Naya is stepping up as the challenger.

This show is taking place on Nodoka Tenma’s birthday! She is happy to spend the day fighting against the three strongest wrestlers in Tokyo Joshi Pro. Her team with Yuki Aino & Rika Tatsumi is called Bakuretsu Dragon.

BASARA “BASARA 129 ~BANQUET~”, 14/07/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Gouma Ryu & Ryuji Ito
2. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

BASARA are playing it safe and have cancelled their last remaining show in June. Instead their first show back will be in July at Shin-Kiba 1st RING. Normally this is the Banquet all you can drink show but that system will be suspended and the seating rearranged to accommodate social distancing. For now they are numbering the show #129. The last BASARA show that took place was #126 (I’m amazed I’ve been able to keep track of the chapter numbers for so long). If that sticks then it means #127 & #128 are forever lost to the cancellations.

The two title matches that were originally going to take place in April are now finally going to happen in July. Fuminori Abe must be chomping at the bit to prove his worth as Union MAX Champion by now.


New No People Shows In April

March 31, 2020

DDT “DDT UNIVERSE LIVE! APRIL FOOL 2020”, 04/04/2020
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Jordan Heatley Debut Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Jordan Heatley
2. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Syuri Vs Saki Akai
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
4. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

We’re back to empty arena shows for the time being. At least it’s happening in different venues. Chiba 2AW Square is available so Jordan Heatley’s debut match, Saki Akai Vs Syuri, the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match and the DDT Extreme Title match that were all meant to happen in the first weekend of April are now taking place there.

DDT “DDT UNIVERSE LIVE! MAX BUMP 2020”, 12/04/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

The 12th April Korakuen Hall show was cancelled so the big matches booked for that show are now happening in Shinjuku FACE on the same day. So the KO-D Openweight Title and KO-D Tag Team Titles are still getting defended. Also Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi for the Saitama Super Arena Sword. There may be some other Right To Challenge Gauntlet shenanigans going on.

BASARA “BASARA 129 ~BANQUET~”, 21/04/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Gouma Ryu & Ryuji Ito
2. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Fuminori Abe gets the toughest test possible for his first Union MAX Title defence. Isami Kodaka pinned him in a tag match on the last show so that makes him the No. 1 Contender.


MUSCLE “MUSCLE 2” Results

March 26, 2020

MUSCLE “MUSCLE 2”, 26/03/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
216 Fans

1. Team L Vs Team S ~Yuki The Rock’s Systema Special Training~: Konosuke Takeshita, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Naya & Yuki The Rock defeated Shunma Katsumata, Yumehito Imanari, Shota & Choun-Shiryu when Rock pinned Shota with the Stone Cold Stunner (11:12).
2. Hell In A Blue Sheet 2 ~Who Is In The Blue Sheet Rumble?~: X defeated Yuki Ueno, Akito, Mizuki Watase and Kazuki Hirata (12:14).
2a. Yuki Ueno eliminated Akito after the Heat Wave from Shunma Katsumata (3:51).
2b. Yuki Ueno eliminated Mizuki Watase with a Cobra Twist (7:02).
2c. Yuki Ueno eliminated Kazuki Hirata after the Rocket Punch from X (9:22).
2d. X eliminated Yuki Ueno with the Takatonic (12:14)
3. No People, No Webcast, No Tweet Loser Leaves Shin-Kiba: Big Prince Naya defeated Dream Boy Imanari after the Swivel Torture Rack from Tetsuya Endo (12:30).
3a. Rematch: Dream Boy Imanari defeated Big Prince Naya with the Chubby Knee Kick (4:44).

The second Muscle show began with Mizuki Watase and Yuki Ueno welcoming the audience. Ueno wore a gas mask for protection but took it off so the fans could see his face.

The teams being divided by size from the first show continued here. Now the teams have their own shirts to wrestle in too. Yuki The Rock joined Team L because South River Minamikawa had other priorities elsewhere today. Yuki got the pin on Team S member Shota while everyone else told Yumehito Imanari not to go all out because it was just the opening match. During this Yuki revealed to Imanari that HUSTLE used scripts for their shows 15 years ago.

The Team M wrestlers had their own match to worry about. It’s the return of the Hell In A Blue Sheet match! The Team M members along with a mystery X wrestler fought underneath the blue sheet with the commentary being the only thing describing what was happening to the audience. Whoever X was, that person wound up as the winner, last pinning Ueno with the Takatonic.

A few weeks ago at a public talk event, Super Sasadango Machine described Muscle as the 2.5 Dimension of all pro wrestling a mixed martial arts. By being in between the 2nd and 3rd dimensions, unusual things can happen such as slow motion wrestling or Muscle Sakai going over Atsushi Onita. The idea of being in the 2.5 Dimension comes from the differences between manga/anime and reality. So the next step is to make Muscle into a multimedia juggernaut with manga and a musical anime show! That will then make Muscle a 2.9 Dimensional experience!

A sample demonstration took place in the ring. “Finish Ranpatsu ~ ShinKiba Use Your Illusion I” (the manga can be read here) is about Dreamboy Imanari and The Finisher Boys battling Big Prince Naya and The Folding Chair Boys in ways that involved choreographed dance routines. Naya purchased New Fang Pro Wrestling during the Coronavirus epidemic for tax evasion purposes and he intends to flip it for a profit once the virus disappears.

The thrilling conclusion to the story took place right here in Muscle in a No People, No Webcast, No Tweet Loser Leaves Shin-Kiba match! The two sides fought in ways that merged pro wrestling and anime together. Imanari got the upper hand on Naya until Tetsuya Endo decided he wanted to be in the show after all and attacked him! He gave Imanari the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb and left him to be pinned by Naya.

Imanari was told to leave because he lost the match but he refused. Br He talked about how much Sakai inspired him to become a creative pro wrestler. He convinced Naya to have a rematch. The bell rung and Imanari fought on while getting cheers from The Finisher Boys. Imanari got the win in the end, hitting the Chubby Knee Kick on Naya. Naya accepted his destiny and began to leave but Imanari stopped him. He said they could walk off together, shoulder to shoulder. When they left, The Finisher Boys settled their differences with The Folding Chair Boys. Maybe they could form their own promotion together. The End…? Well no because Sakai mentioned after the performance that he is already working on the sequel.

The show ended with the announcement of “MUSCLE 3” taking place on 9th July at Shin-Kiba 1st RING.


BASARA “BASARA 125 ~BANQUET~” Results

March 24, 2020

BASARA “BASARA 125 ~BANQUET~”, 24/03/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
259 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Akiyori Takizawa defeated Tetsuo Usui with the Sleng Teng (7:28).
2. Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Gouma Ryu defeated Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT when Ryu pinned SAGAT with a Cradle (8:17).
3. FUMA & Antonio Honda defeated Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino when FUMA pinned Kamino with the Heavy Metal Anthem (11:07).
4. Tsutomu Oosugi, Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Leo Isaka when Oosugi pinned Nakano after the Pictures At An Exhibition (9:06).
5. IRON FIST Next Challengers Decision Battle: Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki defeated Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura when Tanizaki submitted Shimomura with a Crosss Facelock (12:18).
6. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c) by Referee Stoppage (1:57).
*Masahiro Takanashi fails in V4. Fuminori Abe becomes the 14th Union MAX Champion!

Masahiro Takanashi injured his ankle two minutes into the main event and the match had to be stopped. He fractured his fibula and tibia while he was grappling with Fuminori Abe on the ring mat. Abe was awarded the Union MAX Title and Takanashi tried to encourage him by saying he deserved it. Abe promised to remain the MAX Champion until Takanashi recovers so they can have a rematch for the belt.

Sparky faces Speed Of Sounds for the IRON FIST Tag Titles on 28th March.

Antonio Honda was invited to wrestle at “FUMA FEST VOL.4” on 11th April.


Spring Is Blooming But Everything Will Probably Get Cancelled Anyway

March 23, 2020

Who knows how much of this will stick in the next few days. I’m writing this while hearing the Olympics are likely to get postponed until next year. If that’s going down then no way does the pro wrestling schedule in Japan for the rest of the year remain unscathed.

BASARA “BASARA 125 ~BANQUET~”, 24/03/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tetsuo Usui Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Gouma Ryu Vs Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
3. FUMA & Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino
4. Tsutomu Oosugi, Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Leo Isaka
5. IRON FIST Next Challengers Decision Battle: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki
6. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

Spring is beginning to bloom which means BASARA’s schedule is ramping up. If nothing gets cancelled then there will be 3 or 4 BASARA shows a month happening up to July.

BASARA “BASARA 126 ~OSAKA CAMP SPRING TAISHO~”, 28/03/2020
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Jun Masaoka
2. 3 Way Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Gouma Ryu Vs Daichi Kazato
3. Losers Of 24/3 Challenger Tag Match Vs Fuminori Abe & Tetsuo Usui
4. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
5. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita
6. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Winners Of 24/3 Challenger Tag Match

The No. 1 Contenders for the IRON FIST Tag Titles won’t have to wait long for the title match.

Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita looks like a de facto No. 1 Contender’s match for the Union MAX Title. Don’t know why else two Sento Minzoku wrestlers would face off against each other. Then again I’ve been struggling to follow BASARA ever since the split so I have to be missing the context for it.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 28/03/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Haruna Neko Vs Mirai Maiumi
2. Yuna Manase Vs Sena Shiori
3. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa Vs Mina Shirakawa & Suzume
4. Shoko Nakajima & Nodoka Tenma Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu
5. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Pom Harajuku
6. Princess Of Princess Title Next Challenger Decision 4 Way Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki Vs Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku

The Tampa show next month being cancelled means Yuka Sakazaki Vs Su Yung can no longer go ahead. That means there is currently no No. 1 Contender for the Princess Of Princess Title. To keep Sakazaki from feeling lonely on top for much longer, a 4 Way Match will be held this week to determine her next challenger. The options are the previous champ Miyu Yamashita, Sakazaki’s regular tag partner Mizuki, superhero trickster Hyper Misao and breaking out of the pack Yuki Aino.

DDT “PROTECT THE ELDERLY FROM THE NEW CORONAVIRUS! KYOU CLINIC PRO WRESTLING”, 30/03/2020
Saitama Medical Corporation Anzukai Kyou Clinic

1. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Shinya Aoki, Makoto Oishi & Gabai Ji-chan

Probably crossing the line at this point but let’s keep going and see what happens. DDT is doing a Falls Count Anywhere Match inside a medical clinic. Gorgeous Matsuno and Gabai Ji-chan will be there too for added refuge in audacity. The match will broadcast live on DDT’s Youtube channel.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKESHI~”, 02/04/2020
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater

1. Jordan Heatley Debut Match: Antonio Honda Vs Jordan Heatley
2. 3 Way Tag Match: MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Danshoku Dieno & Mizuki Watase
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Yuki Iino Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Syuri Vs Saki Akai
5. Special 3 Way Match For The People Who Count Not Go To The United States: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes Vs Yuki Ueno
6. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
7. Revengers Vs Eruption!: Masato Tanaka & Takuya Sugawara Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi

Yukio Sakaguchi has stepped up to challenge Masato Tanaka for the KO-D Openweight Title. It’s only been around three months since Eruption was formed and they are already making their move to take over DDT! Tanaka is bringing in Takuya Sugawara to even the numbers a little.

Konosuke Takeshita, Chris Brookes and Yuki Ueno were going to be in Tampa along with the Tokyo Joshi Pro crew but that’s not happening now. The three of them will instead wrestle each other back in Japan. Show them what America will miss lads.

The 5th Match in the Okibariyasu series is going to be kick heavy. Saki Akai faces the freelancer Syuri.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOCHIOTOME~”, 04/04/2020
Oyama City Cultural Center Small Hall

1. Mike Bailey Vs Jordan Heatley
2. Akito, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase Vs MAO, Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura
3. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Hiroshi Yamato
4. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi
5. Variety Groups Proud Of DDT Gather In Oyama! Inevitable Laughter! Show Me, Comical Soul!: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. Oyama Specialty! Good Luck Town Special 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda Vs Konosuke Takeshita
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

The Business Alliance is now called #DAMNHEARTS. I liked #STRONGDAMHEARNATION better.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUKENAPORITAN~”, 05/04/2020
Shizuoka Fuji-san Messe

1. Antonio Honda & Yuki Iino Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Jordan Heatley
2. Chris Brookes & MAO Vs Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura
3. Soma Takao & El Lindaman Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yukio Naya
4. Yuki Ueno Vs Mike Bailey
5. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. DAMNATION Vs Eruption!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai
7. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

Shizuoka gets two hometown boys in a title match. Shinya Aoki nominated Makoto Oishi to be his opponent for the DDT Extreme Title.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HIEROPHANT GREEN 2020”, 11/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Special Single Match ~Beauty And Hentai~: Asuka Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
2. Hataage 6th Anniversary Match ~New And Old Ganpro Vs Tomodachi-gun~: Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii Vs Minoru Fujita & Hagane Shinno

Who has the more beautiful Moonsault, Asuka or Shinichiro Tominaga? Who has the more perverted Moonsault? Does that even make sense? Either way, the answer for that one is Tominaga. I still haven’t gotten over the time he compared himself to XVideos in a promo.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2020”, 12/04/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

With Sakaguchi going after the KO-D Title, Kazusada Higuchi has made it his mission to win the Saitama Super Arena Sword from Tetsuya Endo. If Sakaguchi and Higuchi both get their way then “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” will have an all Eruption main event!

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAISHO~”, 18/04/2020
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Match: Yuni Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Osaka Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Maku Donaruto
3. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino

You’re not escaping from Maku Donaruto, Brookes! Not now, not ever!

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 19/04/2020
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Fukuoka Specialty! No. 1 In The UK And Japan Gentleman Wrestler Decision Battle: Chris Brookes Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Fukuoka Specialty! DDT Sauna Club No. 1 Tag Decision Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO & Shunma Katsumata
3. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Antonio Honda

It took a few tries and asking the right person but Antonio Honda is getting his DDT UNIVERSAL Title match. Maybe tranquility is the right path for him and Daisuke Sasaki… Pfft! Yeah right, what wrestler ever made it big thanks to tranquility?

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020”, 07/06/2020
Saitama Super Arena

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Michiaki Nakano Vs X
2. Special Tag Match ~ HarashiMarufuji Vs CimaSoma!: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Holder Of The Saitama Super Arena Sword

So right now the SSA main event is Tanaka Vs Endo. But there are still title matches to come and Right To Challenge Gauntlets still in play that can completely change the course of the KO-D Title scene over the next two months. Also the Coronavirus cancelling everything but let’s not think about that.


Is The Schedule Getting Back To Normal?

March 19, 2020

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~”, 20/03/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Exhibition Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Jordan Heatley
1. Hideki Okatani Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura Vs Shunma Katsumata & Hideki Okatani
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya Vs Hiroshi Yamato
3. Shinya Aoki, MAO, Mike Bailey & Makoto Oishi Vs CIMA, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & El Lindaman
4. HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji & Yuki Ueno Vs Akito, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers
5. Business Alliance Vs Eruption!: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Chris Brookes (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Fingers crossed this goes ahead.

BASARA “BASARA 124 ~TENRYO~”, 21/03/2020
Takashimadaira Ward Public Hall

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kota Sekifuda
3. FUMA Vs Daichi Kazato
4. Isami Kodaka, Ryuchi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
5. Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura

A few Big Japan wrestlers are over to fill up the BASARA card.

Akiyori Takizawa was in Mexico last week wrestling in their indie scene for promotions such as Welcome To Mi Barrio (love that name).

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 21/03/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki

The only match announced for this weekend’s Tokyo Joshi Pro event is the latest episode of the Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki rivalry. Maki has yet to beat Yamashita but her performances against her have been getting better every time.

DDT “DRAMATIC HYAKUMANGOKU! 2020”, 22/03/2020
Kanazawa Distribution Hall

1. Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs MAO & Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA & Yukio Naya Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi
5. Toru Owashi & Ken Ohka Vs Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase
6. Kanazawa Specialty! Stubborn Special Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Makoto Oishi Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

The current Right To Challenge Holders are Tetsuya Endo (Saitama Super Arena Sword), Shinya Aoki (Blue Gauntlet), Royce Chambers (Yellow Gauntlet), Mad Paulie (Green Gauntlet) and Yuki Iino (Black Gauntlet).

BASARA “BASARA 125 ~BANQUET~”, 24/03/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tetsuo Usui Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Gouma Ryu Vs Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
3. FUMA & Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino
4. Tsutomu Oosugi, Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Leo Isaka
5. IRON FIST Next Challengers Decision Battle: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki
6. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

Leo Isaka is from Marvelous IMPACT, a men’s spinoff of the Marvelous joshi promotion.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 28/03/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku

The Princess Tag Team Titles match was supposed to take place back on 1st March. That already feels like an eternity ago.