TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY ~FIVE YEAR OLD TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING~” Results

December 1, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY ~FIVE YEAR OLD TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING~”, 01/12/2018
Shinjuku FACE
483 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Pom Harajuku defeated Haruna Neko with the Stepping Stone Guillotine Drop (4:09).
2. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao defeated Yuki Aino and Hinano when Misao pinned Hinano with a Rope Assisted School Boy (8:15).
3. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Veda Scott defeated Hikari, Miu & Raku when Manase pinned Raku with the Neck Screw Hold (11:49).
4. Reika Saiki defeated Mina Shirakawa with the Jackhammer (6:31).
5. YUMI Debut Match: Saki Akai defeated YUMI with the Leg & Face Lock (6:15).
6. Yuu defeated Nodoka Tenma with the Last Ride (10:57).
7. Evening Before The Explosion! 5th Anniversary Special Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls 6-Woman Tag Match: Maki Ito, Shoko Nakajima & Riho (2) defeated Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (1).
7a. Maki Ito pinned Miyu Yamashita with an Inside Cradle (4:43).
7b. Miyu Yamashita pinned Maki Ito with a Backwards Kick (8:48).
7c. Shoko Nakajima pinned Yuka Sakazaki with the Diving Senton (5:27).

The big preview for 4th January saw the challengers team beat the champions side two falls to one. Maki Ito surprised Miyu Yamashita by countering the Attitude Adjustment into an Inside Cradle to win the first fall. Yamashita took the second when she withstood a Headbutt from Ito and knocked her down with a Backwards Kick. The deciding fall was focused on the two tag teams as the Magical Sugar Rabbits battled with Shoko Nakajima & Riho. Miscommunication between Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki allowed their opponents to give Sakazaki a Double Northern Lights Suplex. Nakajima then pinned Sakazaki with the Diving Senton to end the match. Ito taunted Yamashita by telling her she looks nervous after the match while Ito is still cute even after getting beaten up. Nakajima calmed things down by saying how fun the match was today. She said Tokyo Joshi Pro is now five years old. When they began they only had enough girls to put together three match shows. Now they have a big enough roster to do seven matches including 6-Women Tags! She hopes Tokyo Joshi will last for another 10, 15 or even 100 years and continue to grow bigger in the process.

Yuu has spent three and a half years of her life with Tokyo Joshi and today it came to an end. In her last match for the group she defeated her generational opposite Nodoka Tenma. Yuu said she had fun learning in Tokyo Joshi but would like to take full advantage of this opportunity to wrestle freelance and overseas. She’d be lying if she said she doesn’t feel lonely and perhaps she may become a totally different person when she comes back to Japan. Yuu thanked everyone for supporting her and for coming to see her last match in the company.

The debuting YUMI showed she is more powerful than she looks by giving Saki Akai a modified Choke Slam. However Akai stopped her with a Big Boot and trapped YUMI in a Leg & Face Lock to make the rookie tap out. Akai is interested in seeing how the 14 year old YUMI will develop from here. Akai also finds it interesting to see more tall girls entering Tokyo Joshi. YUMI thought the match was so tough that she would die. But she didn’t die, she came back. YUMI hopes she can become a pro wrestler that fans will want to support and see win. From the beginning YUMI wanted to make the Choke Slam her big move so she’s happy she got to use that. She also learned from Akai that adults don’t always have to act serious.

Hyper Misao came out with new music and a new plan. She wants to form a Hero Army to find her successor. She gave hero masks to Yuki Aino and Hinano and told them the match was an audition to find candidates. Aino and Hinano then decided to gang up on Misao instead. Misao tried to tell each of them they passed just so they would ease off but neither wanted to join her. Misao was able to roll Hinano over with a School Boy and used the ropes for leverage to steal the win.

Pom Harajuku got her first win today by beating her fellow rookie Haruna Neko.

Marika Kobashi announced her return match will be on 4th January. She was wearing an eyepatch because she got a stye in her left eye a few days ago.

The Bakuretsu Sisters will be releasing two photobooks on 4th January.

Tokyo Joshi’s next Korakuen Hall show after January will be on 3rd May.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN SHINJUKU” Results

November 30, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN SHINJUKU”, 30/11/2018
Shinjuku FACE
342 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Scramble Bunkhouse Musical Match: Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Umeda pinned Hirata with a PK (8:25).
1. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuki Ueno when Endo pinned Ueno with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (6:38).
2. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Masahiro Takanashi (2) defeated Soma Takao (0) with an Official Endless Waltz Cutoff (8:33).
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Puma King (2) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (0) with the Puma Kingdom (13:34).
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Shinya Aoki (2) defeated Sammy Guevara (0) with a Reverse Cross Armbreaker (3:52).
5. Akito, Yuki Iino, Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda & Gorgeous Matsuno defeated CIMA, El Lindaman, Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel when Akito submitted Lindaman with the Perfect Figure 4 Leg Lock (13:00).
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Mike Bailey (2) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (c) (0) with the Flamingo Driver (16:56)
*Mike Bailey becomes the 1,338th champion.
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Go Shiozaki (2) defeated Kazusada Higuchi (0) with the Strong Arm Lariat (16:05).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: MAO (2) defeated HARASHIMA (0) with a Jackknife Pin (16:20).

A Block

1. MAO (2)
-. Go Shiozaki (2)
-. Puma King (2)
4. Akito (0)
-. HARASHIMA (0)
-. Kazusada Higuchi (0)
-. Daisuke Sasaki (0)

B Block

1. Mike Bailey (2)
-. Shinya Aoki (2)
-. Masahiro Takanashi (2)
4. Tetsuya Endo (0)
-. Konosuke Takeshita (0)
-. Sammy Guevara (0)
-. Soma Takao (0)

The second D-Ou Grand Prix kicked off with a packed show where the Moonlight Express both earned significant victories over DDT’s most accomplished wrestlers. MAO swept away from HARASHIMA’s Somato, allowing MAO to hit HARASHIMA with a Screw High Kick and then roll him up in a Jackknife to get the surprise three count. HARASHIMA lowered his head to MAO after the match to accept the result. MAO said that his momentum and hot passion will not be stopped. He will win the A Block, Mike Bailey will win the B Block and together these two idiots will put on a foolish final!

Go Shiozaki immediately made his mark in the tournament by turning Kazusada Higuchi’s chest raw with Chops. This was a rematch from their NOAH Global League match from earlier this month and the result was the same. Shiozaki knows just how powerful Higuchi is and he is relieved to get this match over with first in the Grand Prix. Higuchi is disappointed that he wasn’t able to use the lessons learned from their first match to get a different result today. The match was closer this time but he still suffered a complete defeat to Shiozaki twice now.

Speedball joined MAO in the victory circle by beating his former teammate Konosuke Takeshita, winning the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title in the process. Bailey figured he had to do something new to beat Takeshita and boy did he find it. After a Tornado Whirlwind Kick in the corner, Bailey lifted Takeshita onto the turnbuckle and placed him knees first onto his shoulder. Bailey then walked into the centre of the ring and flipped Takeshita down into a driver to get the three count. The move is called the Flamingo Driver and Bailey knew he could win with the move because of how much damage it inflicts on the opponent. Backstage Bailey said the result wasn’t luck. He is a man with brains, skills and worldwide experience. Now he’s a double champion too.

Who would have guessed that STRONG HEARTS would meet their match in the form of Gorgeous Matsuno? Sure, sure, Akito was the one to make El Lindaman submit while Yuki Iino cleaned house, giving ALL OUT some momentum against the outsiders. But CIMA just couldn’t figure Matsuno out even with Matsuno wrestling with a back injury. Antonio Honda threw everyone off even more by telling his Gongitsune joke in English. Iino Speared CIMA while Akito trapped Lindaman in the Perfect Figure 4 Leg Lock to win the match. CIMA made the excuse that he didn’t take the match seriously then brought up how nobody in DDT challenged STRONG HEARTS at the last Korakuen Hall show to a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match. Afterwards he was told by Lindaman to look up Akito on the internet. There he found out that Akito is owed a title match by DDT for finishing second in this year’s Dramatic General Election. CIMA wants Akito to use that shot against STRONG HEARTS and to also include Konosuke Takeshita on the team. Akito accepted but added that Yuki Iino will also be on the team because Shunma Katsumata is injured. CIMA doesn’t care about Katsumata. Takeshita is who he wants to fight again. Tetsuya Koda confirmed the match will take place on 30th December. Hisaya Imabayashi cut in and told Koda that Takeshita and Akito can’t be booked for that date yet because one or both of them might be in the Grand Prix final that day. Imabayashi asked CIMA when T-Hawk & Duan Yingnan can next be available for DDT. CIMA said 3rd January. That’s the date of the match then. With that over with, CIMA moved the spotlight over to The Rascalz because the 30th December will be their last match in DDT for this tour. The crowd responded favourably when CIMA asked if they would like to see The Rascalz come back next year.

Back to the Grand Prix and the most unusual pairing in the tournament provided the most unusual match. Sammy Guevara constantly taunted Shinya Aoki by kicking him off the apron and insulting him over the microphone. When he gave Aoki the middle finger, Aoki grabbed his arm and made him tap to the Cross Armbreaker. Aoki didn’t care if he didn’t mesh with Guevara. This is a long tournament for him so starting off with a quick win is a good thing. Guevara couldn’t process what happened, it went by so fast. From his point of view he offered a handshake to Aoki and everything went into a blur from there.

Puma King’s first appearance in DDT could not have gone any better. A clean win over the KO-D Openweight Champion should catch the attention of any DDT fan. Daisuke Sasaki tried to stop King by pulling at his mask but the luchador couldn’t be held down in the Cross Facelock. Sasaki went to the top rope for an Avalanche Pedigree but Puma countered it with a Super Power Bomb for the upset victory. Puma King says DDT has plenty of talented wrestlers and by coming here he can become a world star. Puma King wants to be known all around the world. He was happy to wrestle with Sasaki because they are friends who learned from the same mentor. Sasaki however did not give any interview after the match.

Masahiro Takanashi wanted to put his focus only on Soma Takao but Nobuhiro Shimatani annoyed him from ringside. Takanashi reached his breaking point and attacked Shimatani outside the ring. He then took his DAMNATION sign and attacked Takao with it! When the match went back to normal both wrestlers tried to do the Takatonic to each other. Takao turned the tussle into the Official Endless Waltz but Takanashi stopped it long enough to pin Takao. Afterwards Takao complained about Takanashi not being disqualified for attacking him with the sign.

A strong demand from Kazuki Hirata created a new match for DDT, the Scramble Bunkhouse Musical Match. A pair of Hirata GO! glasses was hung lowly over the ring with the idea that both teams will fight each other for it. Instead Hirata was the only person who ran down to it while everyone else fought with each other around ringside. Hirata later put the glasses on but instead of dancing, he was kicked to oblivion by Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase in time to his music.

With Danshoku Dieno absent and becoming less reliable, DDT is now on the lookout to recruit new comedy wrestlers. They will hold an audition called the New Year’s Day Burst Out Laughing Rumble to find the next Dieno. Sanshiro Takagi & Makoto Oishi will be the judges.

Meiko Satomura, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata will team together on 30th December.

Match #6 for Kota Umeda’s Mad Dog Trial will be Daichi Hashimoto on 3rd January.


Akito Targets STRONG HEARTS, YUMI Debut, FUMA FEST, Big Boss Trio Reunite

November 26, 2018

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN SHINJUKU”, 30/11/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
1. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuki Ueno
2. CIMA, El Lindaman, Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel Vs Akito, Yuki Iino, Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda & Gorgeous Matsuno
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Puma King
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs MAO
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Go Shiozaki
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Shinya Aoki Vs Sammy Guevara

When Akito finished in 2nd place at the Dramatic General Election, he was given a title shot of his choice among the secondary DDT championships. After yesterday’s show he decided to go after the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles currently held by the STRONG HEARTS. Unfortunately news has since come out that Shunma Katsumata is now out of action with a right orbital and cheek bone fracture so there is no date scheduled yet for the title match.

Danshoku Dieno is also on the injury list. When his memory returned so to did all of his neck, shoulder and back problems. He is taking a few weeks off to get some rest.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY ~FIVE YEAR OLD TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING~”, 01/12/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. YUMI Debut Match: YUMI Vs Saki Akai
2. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino Vs Hinano
3. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Veda Scott Vs Hikari, Miu & Raku
4. Haruna Neko Vs Pom Harajuku
5. Reika Saiki Vs Mina Shirakawa
6. Yuu Vs Nodoka Tenma
7. Evening Before The Explosion! 5th Anniversary Special Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Maki Ito, Shoko Nakajima & Riho

Reika Saiki and Mina Shirakawa had been teaming together for the last couple of shows. Now they face off against each other.

The trainee Yumi is going all upper case for her debut. YUMI is from Tokyo, born on 26th July, 2004 and has B Type blood. She is currently a junior high school student in the 2nd grade.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.2 ~WRESTLE THRASHING MAD~”, 08/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Stanley Nakano Vs Jinbeizamen
2. Nakatsu Dickinson & Abe Halford Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ricky Fuji
4. Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yuka Miyamoto
5. Hardcore Match: FUMA Vs Great Sasuke

Every match will consist of different live performances for some of the entrances. Nakatsu Dickinson is Ryota Nakatsu as Bruce Dickinson. Abe Halford is Fuminori Abe as Rob Halford. Stanley Nakano is Takato Nakano as Paul Stanley.

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

1. Special 6-Person Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito Vs X, X & X

The trio of Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito had teamed together once before. Nagayo held a show in Differ Ariake way back on 25th March, 2005. They defeated Mayumi Ozaki, Shadow WX & Abdullah Kobayashi in a 1,000m Barbed Wire and 100 Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match in the main event. Fourteen years later the three will reunite at Sumo Hall.


Pom Harajuku, MAO Vs Kasai Now Hardcore, 2/3 Falls Tokyo Joshi Tag, D-Ou Card Updates

November 21, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE NARIMASU?”, 24/11/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

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

The trainee Kyou is now Pom Harajuku! She was born in Tokyo on 27th March (year of birth is private), is 163cm tall and has O Type blood. Her custom entrance song is called “TAKENOKO”.

DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS DDT SPECIAL 2018”, 25/11/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase (#21) & Yuki Ueno (#24) Vs Gota Ihashi (#22) & Makoto Oishi (#23)
1. 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda (#12) Vs Saki Akai (#14) Vs Toru Owashi (#19)
2. Tetsuya Endo (#6) & Soma Takao (#8) Vs Keisuke Ishii (#10) & Yumehito Imanari (#11)
3. KUDO (#15), Shunma Katsumata (#16) & Kazusada Higuchi (#17) Vs Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel
4. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match – Hardcore Rules: MAO (#9) Vs Jun Kasai (#20)
5. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Maki Ito (#3) Vs Konosuke Takeshita (#13)
6. DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Akito (#2) Vs Danshoku Dieno (#7)
7. DISASTER BOX Vs #STRONGHEARTS: HARASHIMA (#4) & Kazuki Hirata (#18) Vs CIMA & El Lindaman
8. KO-D Openweight Title & 1,000,000 Yen Prize Money ~ DDT Special Four Great Singles Match: Daisuke Sasaki (#5) (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#1)

MAO has been in plenty of crazy matches for DDT this year so he wants to close out his 2018 by facing Jun Kasai under Hardcore Rules. MAO is more used to Falls Count Anywhere matches rather than Hardcore matches but he understands they are virtually the same thing.

DDT is bringing back intermission for their Korakuen Hall shows beginning with this one.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY ~FIVE YEAR OLD TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING~”, 01/12/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yumi Debut Match: Yumi Vs Saki Akai
2. Yuu Vs Nodoka Tenma
3. Evening Before The Explosion!: 5th Anniversary Special Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Maki Ito, Shoko Nakajima & Riho

This will be the first time Tokyo Joshi Pro does a Best 2 out of 3 Falls match. The three champions face their Korakuen challengers!

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN SHINJUKU”, 30/11/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
1. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase
2. ALL OUT Vs #STRONGHEARTS: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel
3. CIMA & El Lindaman Vs Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Puma King
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs MAO
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Go Shiozaki
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
9. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Shinya Aoki Vs Sammy Guevara

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DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN NANTO”, 01/12/2018
Toyama Nanto City Fukuno B & G Ocean Center

1. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: MAO Vs Puma King
2. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Akito Vs Go Shiozaki
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Sammy Guevara
5. Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Mike Bailey, Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda
6. Ken Ohka Local Triumph! Nanto Specialty How Surprising Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ken Ohka, HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani

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DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN FUJI”, 02/12/2018
Shizuoka Fuji-san Messe

1. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs MAO
2. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Akito
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Go Shiozaki Vs Puma King
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Sammy Guevara
6. Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Antonio Honda, Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
7. Makoto Oishi Soon To Be 40 Years Old Local Triumph! Fuji Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

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DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN SHINKIBA”, 07/12/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Sammy Guevara, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs Puma King, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
2. 4 Way Tag Match: MAO & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Okuda
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Kazusada Higuchi
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Masahiro Takanashi
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Soma Takao
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Shinya Aoki Vs Mike Bailey

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DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN OSAKA”, 08/12/2018
Osaka World Pavilion

1. MAO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno Vs Sammy Guevara, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
2. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Go Shiozaki
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Akito
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Puma King
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Tetsuya Endo
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Shinya Aoki
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Mike Bailey

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DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN HAKATA”, 09/12/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. Soma Takao, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Azul Dragon Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Mizuki Watase
2. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Yuki Ueno & Yuto Aijima Vs Mike Bailey, Kota Umeda, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs HARASHIMA
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Akito Vs Puma King
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shinya Aoki
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Sammy Guevara

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DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN YOKOHAMA”, 14/12/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Puma King
2. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: MAO Vs Go Shiozaki
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Soma Takao
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shinya Aoki
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Mike Bailey Vs Sammy Guevara
6. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs KUDO & Antonio Honda
7. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Makoto Oishi

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DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2019 IN NAGOYA”, 15/12/2018
Nagoya City Mid-Sports Center

1. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Go Shiozaki
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – A Block: Akito Vs MAO
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Sammy Guevara
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Shinya Aoki
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2019 – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Sammy Guevara
7. Keisuke Okuda & Yuki Ueno Vs Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
8. Nagoya Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ultimo Dragon, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Masahiro Takanashi & Puma King

DDT has added some non-tournament matches to the D-Ou Grand Prix schedule. Highlights include STRONG HEARTS in Shinjuku, Ultimo Dragon in Nagoya and homecomings for Ken Ohka and Makoto Oishi.


Yuu’s Final Tokyo Joshi Match, Ganpro Barb Wire Match At Korakuen, Nakajima Joins Forces With Riho

November 19, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE NARIMASU?”, 24/11/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

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

Now that the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title is out of the main event picture, Maki Ito has to put all of her focus on Miyu Yamashita. According to Yamashita this will be the best idea for Ito because the chase for the TOKYO Princess Title is more interesting when the challenger doesn’t already have a belt.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY ~FIVE YEAR OLD TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING~”, 01/12/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yumi Debut Match: Yumi Vs Saki Akai
2. Yuu Vs Nodoka Tenma

Yuu’s final match in Tokyo Joshi Pro before she turns freelance is against the woman she shared her debut with two years ago.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2018”, 16/12/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Tag Match: Naoshi Sano & Carbell Ito Vs Chikara & Mitomi Masayuki
2. Yukihiro Abe & Shuhei Washida Return To Battle: Hiroshi Yamato, Yukihiro Abe & Shuhei Washida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Nobuhiro Tsurumaki & Takeshi Okada
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku In Korakuen Hall!!: Yumehito Imanari & Shota Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura
4. Bloom In The Sacred Place! GanJo No Hana!: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Fairy Nihonbashi & Sumire Natsu
5. Fate Of POWER OF DREAM Showdown: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Jake Lee
6. Hitori Shiten No Puroresu, All Or Nothing Big Battle: Keisuke Ishii Vs Jun Akiyama
7. No Rope Barbed Wire Death Match: Ken Ohka Vs Minoru Fujita

The most developed feud in Ganbare☆Wrestling’s history has come back to the surface for the group’s second show in Korakuen Hall. There is history between Ken Ohka and Minoru Fujita, sometimes as friends but mostly as enemies. To ensure both men will give their absolute all, the match is going to be a No Rope Barbed Wire Death Match!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’19”, 04/01/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Meiko Satomura Vs Reika Saiki
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima & Riho
3. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Maki Ito

The relationship mapping for the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles match is a little bit all over the place. Yuka Sakazaki and Shoko Nakajima are friends and team together as the Miraclians. But Sakazaki currently teams with Mizuki as the Magical Sugar Rabbits. Mizuki has been friends with Riho since before joining Tokyo Joshi and they teamed together to challenge for the Tag Titles back in January. So when Nakajima was looking for someone good enough to beat the best team in TJPW, she picked Riho. No mention of a team name for them yet but there has certainly has to be one for the sake of the relationship chart.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DDT~” Results

August 5, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DDT~”, 05/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Naomi Kingdom Vs RENEGADES: Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda defeated Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid when Yoshimura pinned Watase with the Shonenba (11:02).
2. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated A.YAZAWA with a Samson Clutch Swingback (12:13).
3. 1 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Sanshiro Takagi when Oishi pinned Takagi with the Miracle Ecstasy onto a Plastic Case (5:54).
*Makoto Oishi wins Sanshiro Takagi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
4. A New Ghost Story You Do Not Know Death Match: Danshoku Dieno & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi & Yasu Urano ended in a Ghost Story (5:00).
5. 4 Way Tag Match – No Tag Rules: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Akito & Shunma Katsumata, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie and Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki when KUDO pinned Katsumata with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:10).
6. Beer Garden Specialty King Of DDT 2018 Customer Lottery 8-Man Tag Match: Kazuki Hirata, Keisuke Ishii, Daisuke Sasaki & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated HARASHIMA, Mike Bailey, MAO & Tetsuya Endo when Hirata pinned MAO with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (18:41).

The annual Fan Lottery tag match gave us HARASHIMA, Mike Bailey, MAO & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazuki Hirata, Keisuke Ishii, Daisuke Sasaki & Yukio Sakaguchi in the main event. Sasaki and Endo wanted to start the match in a neutral corner together but Endo’s teammates had to drag him over to their side of the ring. Sasaki and Endo did end up working together until Bailey & MAO wiped them out with the Skylab Hurricance. Hirata rolled out of the way from MAO’s Cannonball 450. That gave Sakaguchi the chance to hit the God’s Right Knee to MAO and Hirata rolled him into the Miracle Cradle for the three count.

Hirata celebrated and once more showed that the “small fish” in this year’s King Of DDT is on a miracle run! The DDT roster was brought out to the ring for a last round of drinks together along with some dancing. Sanshiro Takagi promoted the busy schedule for the rest of the year. We have the next “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” in two days time, there are trips to Nagoya and Osaka, there are the monthly Korakuen Hall shows, there is the Dramatic General Election in September and finally of course there is Sumo Hall on 21st October.

Danshoku Dieno, Saki Akai, Toru Owashi and Yasu Urano were given 3 minutes to finish their match before Hisaya Imabayashi could tell his scary story. This was Ueno’s first time taking part in the tradition and he told everyone he had trained himself not to get scared. When Imabayashi came out something strange happened. There was the spirit of a dead child (Yuni) piggybacking on him! Everybody could see him except for Imabayashi and Ueno. Imabayashi was feeling too ill to notice anything while Ueno’s training was turning out to be effective. Ueno convinced Imabayashi to increase the match time limit to 5 minutes. The match went on as normal until the child decided to get in the way and scare all of the wrestlers, except for Ueno who tried not to notice him. The time elapsed and the bell rang so Imabayashi could start his story.

However midway through the story Imabayashi broke into a coughing fit. Dieno suggested he should take a rest and leave. It turned out to be a ruse and Imabayashi made Dieno faint by pointing at him and shouting “It’s you!” He then did it to Ueno, then Akai, then Owashi and finally Yukinori Matsui. Imabayashi then brought out his Atsushi Onita impression and spat water into the audience while “Wild Thing” played. The child spirit joined in until Imabayashi collapsed and died. The lights went out and a spotlight shined over the child…

“I wonder who is next… It’s you!”

Match #3 was in jeopardy when Makoto Oishi came out in his casual clothes and a backpack. He told everyone he came out to say goodbye because he is quitting DDT! Oishi blamed Takagi for burning him out with useless jobs. One example was Takagi making Oishi collect 60 flashlight pens the night before the Tokyo Idol Festival only to never use them at the wrestling matches held there. Takagi also took Oishi’s Right To Challenge Gauntlet from him recently. Super Sasadango Machine offered to hand over his Gauntlet to Oishi but it was turned down out of principal. Oishi isn’t going to team with Takagi today because he is quitting! Sasadango & Nobuhiro Shimatani came up with an idea. Oishi can team with them so they can all beat up Takagi instead. The match went ahead and turned into a crazy mess of slams onto beer cans and plastic cases. The numbers game was too much for Takagi and Oishi pinned him to get his revenge. Oishi’s opinion on everything suddenly changed. DDT is the best! Takagi is the best boss a guy can have! Oishi would do anything for him. We are Dramatic Dream Team!

Antonio Honda went down with a sudden case of love sickness so A.YAZAWA was brought in to replace him in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match. YAZAWA and Kazusada Higuchi danced and drank the night away to different songs until they fell asleep. Matsui almost counted them out when “Thriller” played and the two rose up to dance like zombies. This continued on until Higuchi pinned YAZAWA.

The Naomi Kingdom look to be making themselves comfortable in DDT after a win over RENEGADES.

Kota Umeda is back from injury and made his return in the 4 Way Tag Match. Everybody agreed to make the match No Tag rules so everyone was free to swap out when they wanted to.

And with that, Fighting Beer Garden 2018 has ended! I need a drink.


BASARA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~BASARA DAY~” Results

August 5, 2018

BASARA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~BASARA DAY~”, 05/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle: FUMA, Takumi Tsukamoto, Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano defeated “brother” YASSHI, Kenshin Chikano, Yuki Aoki & Kouhei Kinoshita when FUMA pinned Kinoshita with the Heavy Metal Anthem (13:15).
2. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle ~ Drunkers Match: Shoichi Uchida (2) defeated Isami Kodaka (1) by Judge’s Decision (7R).
3. Rey Paloma Management “Acapulco” Ownership Acquisition Anomaly Battle Royale: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated SAGAT and Gouma Ryu by Double Ring Out (10:22).
Order Of Elimination: Best Stretchman V3, SAGAT & Gouma Ryu.
3a. Rey Paloma Management “Acapulco” Ownership Acquisition Match: Rey Paloma defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with a Rolling Cradle (6:25).
*V1 for Rey Paloma.
4. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle ~ Hardcore Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine defeated Gunso & Kabuki Kid when Nakatsu pinned Kid with the V Slider onto a Chair (13:22).
5. DOVE World Title – Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle: Naoki Tanizaki (c) defeated Fuminori Abe with the Libido (17:54).
*V4 for Naoki Tanizaki.

The final day of Fighting Beer Garden 2018 began with the crossover show between BASARA and Dove Pro. In the main event Naoki Tanizaki put the DOVE World Title on the line against BASARA’s Fuminori Abe. Abe had the support of the entire BASARA roster behind him and it showed when they did a train entrance with Abe down to the ring. The title match broke down after a ref bump which resulted in all of the Dove wrestlers entering the ring to attack Abe. The BASARA wrestlers came to the rescue and got a few digs in on Tanizaki to even the playing field. Abe though he had the match won when he struck the champion with a Rabbit Punch and placed him in the Manjigatame. However Tanizaki countered the hold into the Implant. He then hid the Reverse Implant but Abe kicked out at one! Abe caught Tanizaki in a Crucifix Pin in a last ditch attempt to squeak in a victory but Tanizaki kicked out and hit Abe with the Casanova knee strike. He then hit his Libido Go 2 Sleep variant for the three count.

The overall score on today’s show was 3-2 for Dove Pro. Tanizaki and the rest of Dove Pro rubbed it in after the main event. They came all the way to Tokyo for this? Where’s the energy you get at the Dove shows out west? Ryota Nakatsu confronted Tanizaki in response to this. Tanizaki asked who this guy was and the crowd started chanting for Nakatsu. Tanizaki promoted Dove Pro’s event at Shin-Kiba 1st RING on 20th September then assured Nakatsu that he remembers their Union MAX Title match at Korakuen Hall is happening the next day. Isami Kodaka said that he lost to Tanizaki, Abe lost to Tanizaki and Takato Nakano lost to Tanizaki. But Nakatsu will beat Tanizaki! Nakatsu will win the MAX Title and bring it back to BASARA! Even though there is tension between the champion and challenger, things are a little friendlier between Kodaka and Gunso. They thanked everyone for coming to the show and shook hands at the end.

BASARA’s big win of the day came form the Hardcore Tag Match. When Gunso & Kabuki Kid made their entrance they decided to stay away from the ring. That drew Nakatsu & Ruichi Sekine out to them for an arena wide brawl. Chairs and steel boxes were used throughout. Sekine wiped out the Dove team with a big dive outside the ring while Nakatsu delivered a Superplex to Kabuki Kid onto the weapons inside. Nakatsu then finished off Kid with the V Slider onto the chairs to win the match for Cavalry.

Dove’s Rey Paloma decided to put his restaurant Acapulco on the line against one of the BASARA wrestlers. Who he faced was determined by a 4 Way Battle Royal. Gouma Ryu & SAGAT worked together to eliminate Best Stretchman V3. They then turned on and eliminated each other. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi won the match and all he did was practice yoga the entire time! When it was time for Paloma to wrestle him, Paloma thrusted his crotch into Hiroshi’s face while he was still meditating. This annoyed Hiroshi enough to react and put Paloma in different holds. Somehow the moves both wrestlers were doing began to resemble yoga holds. The back and forth continued until Paloma trapped Hiroshi in a Cradle for the three count. The result meant Paloma successfully defended the ownership of his restaurant for the first time. He cheered Hiroshi up by suggesting he can hold monthly yoga sessions at the restaurant.

The rule of the Drunkers Match was Kodaka and Shoichi Uchida both had to drink a shot of tequila after every round until one man was left standing. After Round 7 both men were too hammered to get back up so the match was brought to an end. The winner was then decided by three judges: Yuya Okada, Yuki Aoki and Gouma Ryu. Aoki & Ryu voted for Uchida when he handed them 10,000 yen. Uchida was declared the winner by split decision!

The fighting between BASARA and Dove Pro continued after the opening match.