Tatsumi’s Return Match, Ganpro Visits HEAT-UP, Nakatsu Vs Kodaka For MAX Title

February 12, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Mahiro Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima & Mina Shirakawa Vs Himawari Unagi & Mahiro
2. Yuki Kamifuku & Pinano Pipipipi Vs Yuki Aino & Raku
3. 2 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Yuna Manase & Hikari Noa Vs Haruna Neko, Pom Harajuku & YUMI
4. Sakisama Vs Miu Watanabe
5. Rika Tatsumi Return Battle: Rika Tatsumi Vs Hyper Misao
6. Maki Ito Vs Natsumi Maki
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
8. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma

When Hyper Misao came back from a long term injury during 2017, Rika Tatsumi was her first opponent back. In 2019 the roles are reversed. Tatsumi is returning from injury and Misao is there to welcome her back in the ring.

Anyone notice that Yuna Manase hasn’t been pinned for a three count since last June?

BASARA “BASARA 89 ~THREE ARROWS~”, 24/02/2019
Hiroshima Industry Center West Exhibition Hall

1. Kenshin Chikano Vs Takato Nakano
2. Devil Magician & Yuya Susumu Vs Fuminori Abe & Masato Kamino
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & Rey Paloma Vs Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man
4. Steel Can Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
5. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!! Full Confrontation Single Match: Akiyori Takizawa Vs Daiki Shimomura
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!! Full Confrontation Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine

The Korakuen Hall main event for BASARA in March has been made. The rest of the card should start filling up from the aftermath of this show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KYOSO TANJO 2019”, 09/03/2019
Kanagawa HEAT-UP Dojo

1. Special Battle Royal: X Vs X
2. This Is Ganpro Soul! Pure Blood Mutual Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shota & Shuhei Washida
3. Dream Match Showdown! ~Ganpro, HEAT-UP, Katsumura Dojo And PoJo~: Ken Ohka & TAMURA Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari

A couple of Ganpro wrestlers made a visit to HEAT-UP during December. They’re going back in March for a show of their own. Although a few HEAT-UP wrestlers will be there with them.

BASARA “BASARA 91 ~BETTER BREAK~”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Isami Kodaka

The win-loss record for Sento Minzoku hasn’t been perfect since Isami Kodaka’s return. The Sparky group have been victorious over them a couple of times, enough for Kodaka to shy away from the idea of challenging for the Union MAX Title. However in a twist Ryota Nakatsu approached him for a match with the championship on the line. Nakatsu’s run as champion is approaching a high level of success among the title’s history. A defence against Kodaka will bring it to another level.


Pedro Takaishi I Hardly Know You, Takagi Vs Takao, Ohka And Isami Reunion, Yamashita Wants Nodoka

January 28, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 02/02/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Shoko Nakajima Vs Himawari Unagi
2. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Pom Harajuku
3. Maki Ito & Raku Vs Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa
4. Yuna Manase Vs YUMI
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Pinano Pipipipi Vs Reika Saiki, Marika Kobashi & Mina Shirakawa
6. Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

Haruna Neko will miss the show due to a back injury.

DDT “ROAD TO WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019 ~FREE BOX OFFICE SIMULATION SPECIAL~”, 06/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Soma Takao

The history between Sanshiro Takagi and Soma Takao has been coming back to the surface lately. Takagi thinks that Takao is treading water and limiting himself by being a member of DAMNATION. Back when they were teaming together as nWJ, Takao had all of the potential in the world and Takagi wants him to be like that again. Takao doesn’t buy it and is satisfied with being a DAMNATION wrestler. Before they face off at Sumo Hall they will have a singles match at a special free show at Shin-Kiba 1st RING. All tickets for the show have already been given out.

MUSCLE “MUSCLE MANIA 2019 IN RYOGOKU ~ OUR SECOND CAREER”, 16/02/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Pedro Takaishi Retirement Match: Pedro Takaishi Vs X

What is there to say about Pedro Takaishi? No really, what is there? Muscle in its prime days came and went before this blog existed so the importance of this guy is unknown to me. All I know is he is a business man who learned capoeira and joined Muscle to became a pro wrestler. Now in his 50s, Takaishi will now call an end to his pro wrestling career. Or at least Super Sasadango Machine is making him do it as a selling point for this show.

So I looked up the website that was made to promote the show. Oh God my eyes! Oh and don’t think I haven’t noticed where they got the pictures. So that’s where the views for my Muscle Roster page are coming from…

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

0. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Miu Watanabe
1. Shunma Katsumata Return Match: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Space Monkey Vs Antonio Honda, Jason Kincaid & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Special Single Match: Akito Vs T-Hawk
3. Taiho Koki’s Grandson Yukio Naya Ryogoku Kokugikan First Participation!: Go Shiozaki, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sekimoto, Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Yuru-chara “Pokotan” Debut Match: Danshoku Dieno, Pokotan & KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
5. Special Hardcore 6-Person Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Takumi Iroha
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Asuka (c) Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Okuda Vs Saki Akai Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yuni Vs Yasu Urano Vs El Lindaman Vs Scorpio X2 Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Chinsuke Nakamura Vs Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs CIMA & Seiki Yoshioka
9. DDT Extreme Title – Souken Holdings Presents: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs HARASHIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

No stipulations for the DDT Extreme Title match. It will be a straight forward singles rematch between Shinya Aoki and HARASHIMA.

Asuka is now expected to be the defending Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion going into the Battle Royal. Chinsuke Nakamura will still be part of the match with or without the belt. He can bring back his homemade US Title now.

With Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani pulled from the show, a new pre-show match was made featuring BASARA wrestlers.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T STOP ME NOW 2019”, 21/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fate Reunion! Ohka & Isami!~: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku ~Fort Of Ganpro~: Keisuke Ishii Vs Minoru Fujita
3. Are You In A Wrestling Textbook? Yumehito Imanari’s Believe S-Road: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shinjiro Otani

If there is one person who is qualified to write the definitive textbook on pro wrestling, it’s Shinjiro Otani. He’s coming to Ganbare☆Wrestling to teach a lesson or two towards Yumehito Imanari.

Keisuke Ishii is ready to defend Ganpro’s honour against Minoru Fujita. Most of the roster have fallen to Fujita so now it’s up to Ishii.

As of 26th January Shuichiro Katsumura has a full time member of Ganpro.

The Sento Minzoku feud has led to a reunion between Ken Ohka and Isami Kodaka. The two have a long history together from their Union Pro days and plenty has changed with both since they were last in the ring together.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Sakisama Vs X
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
3. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma

Miyu Yamashita found her next challenger for the TOKYO Princess Title. The list of contenders must be running low at this point in her reign but that isn’t dampening her desire to defend the title against Nodoka Tenma.


Challengers Form For Princess Tag Titles, Tsukamoto Vs FUMA Get Steel Can Match, Chinsuke Defends Iron Man Title

January 21, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 26/01/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Haruna Neko Vs Pom Harajuku
2. Maki Ito & Raku Vs Yuna Manase & Pinano Pipipipi
3. Yuka Sakazaki Vs YUMI
4. Mizuki Vs Mina Shirakawa
5. Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Miu Watanabe Vs Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Next Challengers Decision Match: Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi Vs Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa

With Marika Kobashi back in the groove she wants to team up with Reika Saiki again and regain the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles. The Muscle JK team won the belts last May but had to vacate them three months later when Kobashi went down with her injury. They did not get an immediate title shot for two reason. One, Saiki already had a chance to win them back when she teamed with Maki Ito during Kobashi’s absence but lost the match. And two, another team wants to be in the next title match. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa are that other team. In her short time here in Tokyo Joshi Pro, Maki has spent most it in the ring with Noa both as teammates and opponents.

BASARA “BASARA 87 ~FEAST~”, 29/01/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano & Jun Masaoka
2. Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs Masato Kamino & Yasu Urano
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Ryuji & Gouma Ryu Vs Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man
4. Sento Minzoku Vs Sparky!: Isami Kodaka & Minoru Fujita Vs Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa
5. Steel Can Hardcore Death Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs FUMA
6. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

The feud between Takumi Tsukamoto and FUMA has been bubbling for months. BASARA is bringing back their can filled version of the Hardcore Match to settle their differences.

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

0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Miu Watanabe
0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. Shunma Katsumata Return Match: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Space Monkey Vs Antonio Honda, Jason Kincaid & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Akito Vs T-Hawk
3. Go Shiozaki, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sekimoto, Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Yuru-chara “Kari Tachinu” Debut Match: Danshoku Dieno, Kari Tachinu & KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
5. Special Hardcore 6-Person Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Takumi Iroha
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Chinsuke Nakamura (c) Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Okuda Vs Saki Akai Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yuni Vs Yasu Urano Vs El Lindaman Vs Scorpio X2 Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mina Shirakawa Vs Asuka Vs Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs CIMA & Seiki Yoshioka
9. DDT Extreme Title – ??? Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs HARASHIMA
10. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Chinsuke Nakamura spent today fighting off other pro wrestling impersonators outside Shin-Kiba 1st RING. The impersonators Hiroshi Tanabota and Monooki Goto approached Chinsuke several times to try and win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Chinsuke chased them off each time until the venue’s manager Mr. Sato opened a door and accidentally knocked Chinsuke out. Mr. Sato unintentionally pinned Chinsuke while he checked on him and ended up becoming the champion. Chinsuke won back the title a little while later when he ambushed Sato inside the building and trapped him under a ringside mat. Tanabota and Goto applauded from the bleachers.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Winners Of 26/1 Tag Match

Yuka Sakazaki stood beside the arguments going on between the two teams vying for a title shot. She misread the situation and thought they were asking for a 4 Vs 2 match of some sort. To her credit, that kind of thinking might have avoided putting the Magical Sugar Rabbits in a situation where they would defend the titles against both teams in a 3 Way Tag Match. Instead they will go head to head with the better team out of the two potential challengers.


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.