What Are You Doing This Sunday, DDT Prepares For The Best Ever, Heaven Summit Semi-Finals

June 22, 2018

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase & Aaron Anders
1. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Worldwide Match: Mike Bailey Vs Sammy Guevara
3. “KUDO” 15th Anniversary Memorial Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
5. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi

It’s been a month since he won it but Shigehiro Irie is ready for his first KO-D Openweight Title defence. Kazusada Higuchi has been a thorn in his side in the build up to this match. Power Vs Power is to be expected here but some words from Higuchi suggests that something more will be needed to determine who wins.

How much can you take DAMNATION at their word? They promise not to cheat or interfere in the DDT Extreme Title Match for the sake of sportsmanship but other than that there hasn’t really been anything else put in place to enforce the stipulation.

KUDO is celebrating 15 years of being a pro wrestler but everyone else involved in the match have their own accomplishments from 15 years ago to celebrate from company debuts to tournament wins.

DDT’s website has given a run down on Sammy Guevara in preparation for his debut. He’s being put in the ring against Mike Bailey because he might go through the same road Bailey has been on during his DDT career so far. Guevara’s nickname of “The Best Ever” has DDT wondering if he can prove it. Whatever happens, this could be the start of a new Japanese dream for a foreign wrestler. I think they have high hopes for this lad.

BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH BOX OFFICE ~PUSHING FORWARD~”, 24/06/2018
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Yuki Aoki
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Gunso & Kabuki Kid
3. Takumi Tsukamoto, Akiyori Takizawa & Daiki Shimomura Vs Gouma Ryu, Minoru Fujita & Yasu Urano
4. Fuminori Abe Vs Manabu Hara
5. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
6. Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
7. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Cup Struggle Battle Royal: X Vs X

Dove Pro are coming back in to BASARA to renew last year’s inter-promotional rivalry.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #9”, 26/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. 41 Year Old Danshoku Dieno Is A Senior Who Follows Two Young People Aged 25 And 22 And Is Fighting Three People Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Tanomusaku Toba & MAO
3. Mr. Maji Manji Battle: Makoto Oishi Vs Kota Umeda
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Tenshin Nasukawa suffered a wrist injury from his recent kickboxing match in RISE and is taking four weeks of rest to recover. His role on this show to kick Ken Ohka a lot has been postponed until he is back in his best condition. However he will still be in attendance to do some commentary for the episode.

Meiko Satomura will be on the show for her first DDT appearance since winning her Right To Challenge Gauntlet.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “UP UP TOKYO JOSHI ~ALL UPPER KICK TOGETHER!~”, 27/06/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Yuu & Reika Saiki
2. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuna Manase & Yuki Aino
3. Up Up Girls (Fake) Shinjuku Super Battleball: Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yuki Kamifuku (w/ Makoto Oishi & Hyper Misao)
4. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Raku
5. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Hikari
6. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hinano
7. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Miu

NEO Biishiki-gun and Yuna Manase are all back after a brief absence.

BASARA “VAJRA 72 ~FEAST~”, 28/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Gouma Ryu Vs Aaron Anders & Daiki Shimomura
3. Best Stretchman V3 This Is The Real Final Chapter “Banana Senga’s Last Day”: Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Banana Senga & Ryuichi Sekine
4. Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita Vs Trans-Am ★ Tomato, SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi-Final: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Yasu Urano
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi-Final: FUMA Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi

The two leading figures of the Metal Family face off in the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ semi-final. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi is the first winner of the tournament while FUMA made it to the final last year. On the other side Ryota Nakatsu can climb a big wall in the form of veteran Yasu Urano and establish himself in a bigger position on the BASARA roster.

Takumi Tsukamoto and Gouma Ryu were originally supposed to face each other but instead they will team up to take on Aaron Anders & Daiki Shimomura. Anders is getting more bookings across the DDT family while he is in Japan.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOGETSU BRIDGE~”, 30/06/2018
Kyoto KBS Hall

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
2. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Saki Akai Local Triumph! Kyoto Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Yoshiko

The Saki Akai Vs Yoshiko rivalry is brought back for Akai’s homecoming show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM DEBASAKI~”, 01/07/2018
Nagoya City Rokushima Sports Center

1. Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
3. 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Sammy Guevara Vs Daiki Shimomura

No time is being wasted in putting Guevara in the ring with Konosuke Takeshita.

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI DEBUT 15th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL ~IN THE WORLD THERE IS NO STOREHOUSE~”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Ryogoku Style Gauntlet Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Makoto Oishi & Cherry Vs Antonio Honda & Riho Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keisuke Ishii Vs Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
2. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon, Toru Owashi, Saki Akai & Gota Ihashi Vs Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei, Gorgeous Matsuno, Emi Sakura & Chupacabra (w/ Miyako Haru)
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Manjimaru Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
4. KUDO, HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka Vs X, X & X
5. DAMNATION Vs Irie-gun: X & X Vs X & X
6. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Isami Kodaka

The gauntlet match will consist of five minute matches. In the case of a draw in any of the matches both teams will be eliminated.

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Princess Cup Final Fight, Imanari Revolution Approaches Its Destination, Up Up Tokyo Joshi

June 19, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “UP UP TOKYO JOSHI ~ALL UPPER KICK TOGETHER!~”, 27/06/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Raku
2. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Hikari
3. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hinano
4. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Miu

A random draw held yesterday determined the matches. Miu had wanted a singles match with Miyu Yamashita so she is happy with the draw. A chance to wrestle the TOKYO Princess Champion will make up for her failing to qualify for the Tokyo Princess Cup. Yamashita doesn’t know what to expect from Miu. Her only focus is to defeat whoever is put in front of her. However Yamashita kind of sees Miu in the same position that she herself was in with Meiko Satomura last year. Yamashita obviously isn’t on Satomura’s level but the gap of experience here is kind of similar if on a smaller scale. Hinano says that whenever she fought Yuka Sakazaki in tag matches, she felt the atmosphere in the room change. She thinks Sakazaki is scarily fast and that is her strength. Shoko Nakajima is feeling nostalgic about this show because it reminds her of the early Tokyo Joshi Pro events that featured local idol performances inbetween the matches. She feels like she is just as much going to a music festival than she is going to a wrestling show. Hikari is currently the most experienced of the Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) after competing in the Princess Cup. She lost to Sakazaki but she is looking forward to wrestling the other member of the Miraclians one on one. Rika Tatsumi calls Raku the most beautiful looking girl in the Up Up Girls. She has a mysterious face that cannot be read. Tatsumi was also once a member of an idol group but was kicked out a month after their debut CD was launched. She thinks the Up Up Girls are in a better environment today than she was back then.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL FIGHT”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Rika Tatsumi
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuu Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

The semi-finals are set. Yuka Sakazaki has a chance to make it to the final two years in a row. Yuu is the only previous winner still in the tournament. This is the furthest round that both Rika Tatsumi and Nodoka-oneesan have ever reached.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TAIYO NO SEASON 2018”, 14/07/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. GanJo Spring No. 1!: HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi
2. Road To Independent World Jr!? Hitori Shiten Pro Wrestling Vs Silent Arm Cross: Keisuke Ishii & Chikara Vs Ayumu Honda & Kyu Mogami
3. This Is Ganbare☆Wrestling! ~Charisma Vs Revolutionary~: Ken Ohka Vs Yumehito Imanari

It’s been brewing for two months but the Imanari Revolution will collide with the heart and soul of Ganbare☆Wrestling himself in the main event. Yumehito Imanari launched his revolution to push himself up the card and loosen Ken Ohka’s monopoly of the main event spot in the process. It has led to Imanari winning more than usual and closing the distance while Ohka finds himself a little less relevant in his own promotion.

Keisuke Ishii already has a new challenger for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title even if he doesn’t believe it. Ayumu Honda from K-DOJO came out at the last show to challenge him for a title shot. Ishii ignored the challenge until Honda attacked him. That somehow still didn’t get his message across but the title match will go ahead at some point anyway. Until then Ishii is teaming with Chikara to take on Honda and his fellow K-DOJO pal Kyu Mogami.


Not A Lazy Sunday, What Are You Doing Sammy Guevara, TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE

June 15, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 16/06/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Saki Akai
2. Mike Bailey, MAO & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada
3. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
5. HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dieno Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Rey Paloma
7. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

The current Right To Challenge Gauntlet holders are Meiko Satomura (Red), Tetsuya Endo (Yellow), Mad Paulie (Green) and Hiratimo Dragon (Blue and Black).

DDT “DAY & NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018”, 17/06/2018
Matsuyama City Community Center Planning Exhibition Hall

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
2. 4 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO Vs Antonio Honda
3. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
6. Ryutaro Watanabe Debut Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryutaro Watanbe
7. If You Wrestle, Do Something Like This! Matsuyama Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

Sunday begins an incredibly busy day because FOUR shows from the DDT family in three different venues are taking place across Japan!

BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~”, 17/06/2018
Miyagi Ward Cultural Center

1. Best Stretchman V3 Final Chapter? “A Story That Does Not End”: Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Banana Senga & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs Yasutaka Osera & Daiki Shimomura
3. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & GAINA
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Fuminori Abe Vs Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: FUMA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

Three of the shows are taking place at the same time. DDT, BASARA and Tokyo Joshi Pro are all starting at 1:00pm local time.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Mizuki & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Reika Saiki Vs Yuki Aino
3. Maki Ito Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Miyu Yamashita Vs Nodoka-oneesan
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hikari
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi Vs Shoko Nakajima

The bracket goes out the window after this round. Semi final matches will be determined by a lottery.

Yuna Manase is still unable to wrestle because she is recovering from an illness.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Fresh Confrontation! Sweet Spring Cucumbers!: HARUKAZE Vs Kyuri
2. The Scent Of Ryukyu Blown By Ganpro ~Abandon Small Differences~: Shota & Rekka Vs Aaron Anders & Black Ribera
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Ideological Struggle ~The Enemy Of Yesterday Is The Friend Of Today~: Ken Ohka & Brian Aki Vs Yumehito Imanari & Takeshi Okada
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Chinko Pro Wrestling – First And Last Sexual Battle!?: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Mineo Fujita
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura

Ganbare☆Wrestling is all by itself in the evening. Between writing up these shows and watching the World Cup I’m going to be knackered come Monday.

BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH BOX OFFICE ~PUSHING FORWARD~”, 24/06/2018
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Yuki Aoki
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Gunso & Kabuki Kid
3. Takumi Tsukamoto, Akiyori Takizawa & Daiki Shimomura Vs Gouma Ryu, Minoru Fujita & Yasu Urano
4. Fuminori Abe Vs Manabu Hara
5. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
6. Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
7. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Cup Struggle Battle Royal: X Vs X

Takato Nakano gets a big singles match against Isami Kodaka when BASARA travels to his hometown of Kurashiki City.

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase & Aaron Anders
1. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. KUDO 15th Anniversary Memorial Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine
3. Worldwide Match: Mike Bailey Vs Sammy Guevara
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
5. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi

Texas high flyer Sammy Guevara makes his DDT debut. The kid has been tearing it up all over the place for the last two years so putting him against Mike Bailey is sure to result in a very exciting match.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #9”, 26/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Mr. Maji Manji Battle: Makoto Oishi Vs Kota Umeda
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Kota Umeda has been one of the most featured wrestlers on “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” since the first episode. However Makoto Oishi feels that he should be the star of the show. The two of them will fight over the claim. It’s a bigger deal for Oishi than Umeda though. Umeda has bigger fish to fry.

Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will be in attendance so he can kick Ken Ohka’s ass. This is not supposed to be a wrestling match, it is literally going to be Nasukawa kicking Ohka up the ass.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #11”, 10/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 4th Match: Dick Togo Vs Kota Umeda

Here is who Umeda is now focused on. Dick Togo is his next big challenge.

BASARA “VAJRA 73 ~REIGN SUPREME~”, 12/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry!: Gouma Ryu Vs Yoshihisa Uto
2. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Ryuichi Sekine
3. Isami Kodaka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match: Isami Kodaka & Naomichi Marufuji Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: X Vs X

Also appearing on the show are Manabu Hara, Yasu Urano, Tsutomu Oosugi (possibly not in Best Stretchman Amazon form), Hercules Senga (possibly not in banana form), Akiyori Takizawa and Takuya Nomura.

DNA “DNA 46 ~OSAKA’S FIRST EXPANSION! WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE DNA?~”, 16/07/2018
Osaka Konohana Community Hall

1. Irie-gun Vs Naomi Kingdom!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo
2. DNA Naniwa Summit Decisive Battle!: Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Also appearing on the show are Konosuke Takeshita, Koju Takeda, Tomoya Hirata, TORU, Katsumi Oribe, Yuma Kikuchi, Rising HAYATO, Yuki Aoki and Brian Aki.

“TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE”, 31/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takao Omori & Danshoku Dieno Vs Jun Akiyama & Dick Togo
2. Suwama, Ryota Hama & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino & Konosuke Takeshita

DDT will be participating in a special benefit show for Yoshihiro Takayama.


Right To Challenge Gets Busy, Senga Goes Bananas

June 11, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #8”, 12/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yoshihiko (c) Vs Saki Akai Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hiratimo Dragon Vs MAO Vs Makoto Vs Mad Paulie
3. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda
5. A Match To Verify What To Do In Order To Keep Ken Ohka From Crying Against Tenshin Nasukawa: Danshoku Dieno & Ken Ohka Vs Mike Bailey & Tanomusaku Toba
6. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
7. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Masato Tanaka Vs Kota Umeda

Three Right To Challenge Gauntlets are also on the line in the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title Battle Royal. One belonging to Mad Paulie and two belonging to Hiratimo Dragon. In past instances, wrestlers who eliminate a gauntlet holder in these matches even by throwing them out of the ring get to win their gauntlet. Usually the only way for a Gauntlet holder to survive is to win the match or eliminated themselves by jumping over the top rope.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 16/06/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Saki Akai
2. Mike Bailey, MAO & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada
3. Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
4. HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
5. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dieno Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Rey Paloma
6. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
7. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

Will we get our first Right To Challenge cash in here?

DDT “DAY & NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018”, 17/06/2018
Matsuyama City Community Center Planning Exhibition Hall

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
2. 4 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO Vs Antonio Honda
3. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
6. Ryutaro Watanabe Debut Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryutaro Watanbe
7. If You Wrestle, Do Something Like This! Matsuyama Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

Or maybe here?

BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~”, 17/06/2018
Miyagi Ward Cultural Center

1. Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs Yasutaka Osera & Daiki Shimomura
2. Best Stretchman V3 Final Chapter? “A Story That Does Not End”: Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Banana Senga & Akiyori Takizawa
3. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & GAINA
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Fuminori Abe Vs Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: FUMA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

The feud between Hercules Senga and the Best Stretchmen has driven Senga mad. So mad that he now wrestles in a banana suit and is called Banana Senga by the ring announcers. His first appearance as a banana saw him beat the Best Stretchmen in what was supposed to be the final match between them. However Best Stretchman V3 booked at least two more final matches between him and Senga this month. He wants to do more and more feud ending matches with Senga from now until I suppose the end of time.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Reika Saiki Vs Hyper Misao
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Miyu Yamashita Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi Vs Shoko Nakajima
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hikari

NEO Biishiki-gun will not be at the show because they are visiting Shikoku to research how they can solve their recent bad luck.

BASARA “VAJRA 73 ~REIGN SUPREME~”, 12/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Isami Kodaka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match: Isami Kodaka & Naomichi Marufuji Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: X Vs X

Isami Kodaka wants to team up with Naomichi Marufuji to face Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita.


Heaven Summit Round 2 Begins, Everybody’s 15th Anniversary, Up Up Girls Show

June 8, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 09/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reika Saiki Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. 2 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Hikari, Miu & Hinano
3. Miyu Yamashita & Raku Vs Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan
4. Saki-sama Vs Yuki Aino
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Azusa Christie Vs Rika Tatsumi
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1G: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki

Yuna Manase is too sick to wrestle this weekend so she is missing the show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOCHIOTAME~”, 09/06/2018
Tochigi Prefectural Integrated Cultural Center Sub Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
3. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shunma Katsumata
4. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda Vs Daiki Shimomura
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
6. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
7. Utsunomiya Specialty! Romantic Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi

Going into this weekend the Right To Challenge Gauntlet holders are Meiko Satomura, Hiratimo Dragon, Tetsuya Endo, Mizuki Watase and Mike Bailey.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKASHIGANI~”, 10/06/2018
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
3. Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
4. ALL OUT Vs DDT Now Variety Group!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Numazu Global Specialty! Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao

Sundays are going to be very busy for the entire DDT family this month.

BASARA “VAJRA 70 ~NAGASONE KOTETSU~”, 10/06/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Gouma Ryu Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Best Stretchman Final Chapter? “Why Did They Have To Fight?”: Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Hercules Senga & SAGAT
3. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Yasu Urano & Daiki Shimomura
4. Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Manabu Hara Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi

Round 2 of Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ begins this Sunday.

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KUDO 15th Anniversary Memorial Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
3. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki
4. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi

Producer Danshoku Dieno noticed a lot of different DDT wrestlers are celebrating 15 year anniversaries of some sort this year so he is gathering them all together for KUDO’s 15th Anniversary match. It is also 15 years since Dieno began wrestling in DDT, Masahiro Takanashi’s 15th anniversary of his debut match, Yukio Sakaguchi’s 15th anniversary of his first karate competition, Super Sasadango Machine’s 15th anniversary of becoming a trainee and Makoto Oishi’s 15th anniversary of his first pro wrestling accomplishment by winning the K-METAL LEAGUE in K-DOJO.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “UP UP TOKYO JOSHI ~ALL UPPER KICK TOGETHER!~”, 27/06/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Tokyo Joshi X Vs Up Up Girls (Wrestling) X
2. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Tokyo Joshi X Vs Up Up Girls (Wrestling) X
3. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Tokyo Joshi X Vs Up Up Girls (Wrestling) X
4. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Tokyo Joshi X Vs Up Up Girls (Wrestling) X

The four challenge matches on this show will pit one member of the Up Up Girls (Wrestling) against somebody from a select group of other Tokyo Joshi Pro wrestlers. The Up Up Girls side is of course made up for Raku, Hikari, Hinano & Miu. The Tokyo Joshi side is made up of Miyu Yamashita, Shoko Nakajima, Yuka Sakazaki and Rika Tatsumi. A lottery some time before the show will determine who faces who.

However there will be other people attending the show. More matches are planned with the rest of the Tokyo Joshi roster. The idol side of the Up Up Girls will also be there to perform and cheer on the wrestling side. Makoto Oishi wants to be involved and has formed his own version of the unit called Up Up Girls (Fake) with Hyper Misao and Yuki Kamifuku.


Satomura Added To Rumble, DNA Card Changes, Ganpro Rivals Team Up, Marufuji Coming To BASARA

May 28, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #6”, 29/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Keisuke Ishii & Daiki Shimomura
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi (c) Vs Yoshihiko
3. Shigehiro Irie Vs Rekka
4. Danshoku Soul Tradition: Danshoku Dieno Vs Tanomusaku Toba
5. HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani (w/ Daisuke Sasaki)
6. KO-D Openweight Title Next Challenger Decision & Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Rumble: Meiko Satomura Vs KUDO Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mike Bailey Vs MAO Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kota Umeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Ken Ohka

After a fun trip to the amusement park, Meiko Satomura wanted to wrestle in DDT again so she was invited to enter the Right To Challenge match.

DNA “DNA 45”, 03/06/2018
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106

1. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Koju Takeda & Rising HAYATO
2. Great China Alliance Vs New Beijing Pro Wrestling!: Choun-Shiryu & Rekka Vs Cao Modao & Yasuura No
3. Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryota Nakatsu
4. Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Koji Kanemoto & Mizuki Watase
5. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akita Jo
6. Yuki Iino Return Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Iino
7. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kota Umeda

The card has been switched around because of Yuki Ueno’s injury. Now Kota Umeda gets to fight Naomi Yoshimura in the main event. With Umeda moved up the card, Yuki Iino was given a new opponent for his return match. It’s Konosuke Takeshita! That’s not all. The rest of ALL OUT are also on the card facing the Naomi Kingdom.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Fresh Confrontation! Sweet Spring Cucumbers!: HARUKAZE Vs Kyuri
2. The Scent Of Ryukyu Blown By Ganpro ~Abandon Small Differences~: Shota & Rekka Vs Shinichiro Tominaga & Black Ribera
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Ideological Struggle ~The Enemy Of Yesterday Is The Friend Of Today~: Ken Ohka & Brian Aki Vs Yumehito Imanari & Takeshi Okada
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura

Rivals turned friends and enemies teaming together is the theme for the new matches added. Yumehito Imanari earned Takeshi Okada’s respect by beating him in a fair match. Shinichiro Tominaga & Black Ribera however are divided by the Ganpro Vs Katsumura-gun feud.

BASARA “VAJRA 73 ~REIGN SUPREME~”, 12/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: X Vs X

In a big surprise Naomichi Marufuji will be wrestling on this show!


King Of DDT 2018 – Fucking Hell It’s A Big One

May 22, 2018

Tournaments! Tournaments everywhere! BASARA is doing the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ in May. Tokyo Joshi Pro is doing a the Tokyo Princess Cup in June. Ganbare☆Wrestling is doing the Ganbare☆Climax in August. And of course DDT is bringing back the King Of DDT for its largest turnout ever. The 2018 edition of the annual playoff will contain 32 different wrestlers all fighting for a big prize. The winner will receive 1,000,000 yen plus the main event KO-D Openweight Title shot at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” on 21st October. This is going to be where DDT sets up their second half of 2018 so there will be a lot to keep an eye out for when the entry list and possibly the bracket is revealed.

If you look below you will see that your eyes are not messing with you. The entire 1st Round of 16 matches will take place in one day during Beer Garden Week. The plan is to air the entire show live on AbemaTV. Since beer drinking is one of the big selling points of attending the show they better be well stocked for this one.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 1ST ROUND”, 31/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
9. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
10. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
11. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
12. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
13. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
14. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
15. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X
16. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: X Vs X

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DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 2ND ROUND”, 04/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: X Vs X
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: X Vs X
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: X Vs X
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: X Vs X
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: X Vs X
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: X Vs X
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: X Vs X
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: X Vs X

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DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: X Vs X
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: X Vs X
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: X Vs X
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: X Vs X

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DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 26/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: X Vs X
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: X Vs X
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Final: X Vs X