DDT “SAKI AKAI PRODUCE ~ DDT COLLECTION” Results

March 14, 2018

DDT “SAKI AKAI PRODUCE ~ DDT COLLECTION”, 14/03/2018
Shinjuku FACE
352 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Back Drop (5:46).
1. Outrage 6 Way ~All Bad Guy Members~: Yoshiko defeated Yuko Miyamoto, Ryota Nakatsu, Naomi Yoshimura, Yukio Sakaguchi and Nobuhiro Shimatani when Yoshiko pinned Shimatani with the Diving Senton (8:41).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Doki ❤ Aja Full Paint Rumble: Aja Kong defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with the Can Assisted Uraken (13:39).
Order Of Elimination: Gorgeous Matsuno, Ethan Page, HARASHIMA, Super Sasadango Machine, Antonio Honda, Sanshiro Takagi, Maki Ito and Makoto Oishi.
*Aja Kong becomes the 1,297th champion.
3. Shu Shu Match ♡ Kabukicho Yutaro March: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Jun Kasai & DJ Nira ended in a No Contest (15:00?).
4. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs T2HiJoshi Special Fight: Saki-sama, Azusa Christie & Martha (w/ Yukio Saint Laurent) defeated Margaret★Owashi, Kazuko Hirata & Kazuko Higuchi when Saki-sama pinned Hirata with the Two Stage Face Kick (12:53).
5. Miracle Change! DDT collection: KUDO, Akito & MAO defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Soma Takao & Shunma Katsumata when KUDO pinned Katsumata with the Diving Double Knee Drop (12:53).
6. Bonus Track One Day GM Competition: Kazuko Hirata defeated Saki Akai, Danshoku Dino, Konosuke Takeshita, KUDO, Akito, MAO, Azusa Christie, Martha, Yukio Saint Laurent, Margaret★Owashi, HARASHIMA, Sanshiro Takagi, Super Sasadango Machine, Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda, Gorgeous Matsuno, Maki Ito, Yuko Miyamoto, Ryota Nakatsu, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yoshiko, Mizuki Watase, Daiki Shimomura, Yuki Ueno and Hisaya Imabayashi when Hirata wore the Afro for 3 seconds (11:13).

Last July, Saki Akai won a Battle Royal and was rewarded the role of DDT General Manager for one day. She spent months thinking up ideas until she was finally ready to put a show together in Shinjuku FACE. She thought she would be on her own but everyone in DDT was happy to help and were willing to use all of her ideas. With their support, Akai described the preparations for the show were like playing with a toy box. It wasn’t a perfect show by her own admission. Akai rated it “60 Points” (I assume out of 100) and wished she could have given herself more talk time. But she wanted the show to be like a festival and she is glad that everybody had fun.

The amount of attention Akai was getting today created some jealousy amongst the DDT roster. During the opening introductions, Akai had to wear the Amon Tsurumi afro wig that represents the GM role. While she was speaking to the audience, Danshoku Dino tried to grab the afro. Akai stopped him and said that the afro will be up for grabs at the end of the show. Whoever wears the afro will be allowed to become the GM for one day but it must be used within one year. However when the main event ended Akai never brought up the match. Dino stepped in and reminded her about it. Fearing that everyone was about to gang up on her, Akai threw down the afro and said the next person to pick it up and wear it will win the GM rights. Everyone who was involved in the show fought over the afro. Even Hisaya Imabayashi snuck in to try and get his old role back. Akai and Makoto Oishi were the last two left standing but they knocked each other out. The afro ended up on Kazuki Hirata’s head and the referee counted to three. Hirata was declared the winner!

For the main event, each wrestler was given a fashion makeover to wear for their entrances. MAO wore a pink parka, Akito wore a poncho, KUDO wore rider gear, Shunma Katsumata was in a cap and T-shirt, Soma Takao wore a kimono while carrying and umbrella and Konosuke Takeshita was covered in a fur coat. Their regular wrestling gear were all on underneath so when the match started it was business as usual. The winning team were rewarded with a hair care set from the show’s sponsor.

Although Akai didn’t have an official match on the show, her close friend Saki-sama was there with the rest of NEO Biishiki-gun to make up for it. Their opponents T2HiJoshi introduced their secret weapon Kazuko Higuchi who came out wearing bunny ears and a pink dress. Higuchi gave a rose to Yukio Saint Laurent and confessed her love to him. He hit her and threatened to stab her with an injection. Higuchi powered out of his grip and tore her dress off in anger. Higuchi went on a rampage, clearing the ring until Yukio stopped her by sticking the injection in her forehead. Saki-sama hit Kazuko Hirata with the Two Stage Face Kick to win the match. She called her opponents truly ugly, especially the one that turned into a monster halfway through the match.

Everybody in Match #3 was given glasses of champagne to drink while they wrestled. A table was set up next to the ring so they could get their drinks refilled. They all drank glasses after every kickout then argued with each other about being drunk. Jun Kasai asked Daisuke Sasaki why he didn’t bring the DDT Extreme Title with him to the ring. DJ Nira then convinced everyone to form a human tower so Kasai could hit the Pearl Harbour Splash but the tower collapsed. Tetsuya Endo tried to do a Moonsault but overshot his target and missed. Sasaki then decided to put Daisuke Kiso in the Crossface Lock while Nira did Elbow Drops to Inoue Mic. The match got so out of control that Yukinori Matsui stepped in and declared a no contest. There was no accurate match time because Mic was distracted by Nira’s attack so DDT just assumes it lasted around 15 minutes.

Aja Kong was not impressed by all of the wrestlers impersonating her in the tribute Battle Royal. She refused to participate and spent the match doing commentary at the broadcast table. She buried the match by complaining about the colour of Makoto Oishi’s face paint being wrong and the match quality dropping when Gorgeous Matsuno entered the ring. She then watched on in disbelief at Antonio Honda and Super Sasadango Machine reenacting the time when Kong cut off Bison Kimura’s hair. Maki Ito got into the spirit of things by scaring HARASHIMA with a loud scream. When Ito took out a banana to make fun Kong’s name, Aja had enough and entered the match with a steel can in hand! Kong cleaned out the ring but Ito stood up to her and even gave her a Headbutt! Kong shrugged it off and pinned Ito with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Oishi tried to sneak attack Kong but he got the can placed over his head and he was knocked out with the Uraken for his troubles. Dino congratulated Kong for winning and asked if he could become Aja Kong II. She called him rude and knocked him out with the Uraken.

Everybody in the opening 6 Way Match was dressed as some sort of delinquent. They all tried to intimidate each other and fought dirty when it was time to wrestle. But it wasn’t all nasty. Nobuhiro Shimatani took a time out to tell Yoshiko how much he likes her. Yukio Sakaguchi interrupted the moment by attacking Yoshino. Shimatani then got singled out and was attacked by all the others until Yoshiko pinned him with the Diving Senton.

Mizuki Watase was so jealous of everybody in their main event getting their hair and make-up done that he went and got a makeover too. All it led to was Daiki Shimomura playing with Watase’s hair while they wrestled.

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DNA SUPER TAG, Saki Gifts A Makeover, Isami 4 Belts

March 6, 2018

I will be travelling for the rest of this week so the next blog post won’t be until next Tuesday at the earliest. Any major stories or results that happen while I am gone will still be posted on the @DramaticDDT Twitter account.

DNA “DNA 42”, 07/03/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ethan Page Vs Tomoya Hirata
2. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: MAO & Rising HAYATO Vs Choun-Shiryu & Rekka
3. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Akiro Jo
4. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Keisuke Okuda & Kengo Vs Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
5. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Kouki Iwasaki & X Vs Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
6. Mizuki Watase Vs Minoru Tanaka

The DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT begins tomorrow.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO YOKOHAMA!”, 10/03/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Syoko Nakajima & Raku Vs Hikari & Hinano
2. Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
3. Rika Tatsumi Vs Maki Ito
4. 3 Way Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yuki Kamifuku
5. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Mizuki & Marika Kobashi
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Maho Kurone

Miu is unable to be at the show because of a conflicting schedule. Syoko Nakajima takes her place in the Up Up Girls match.

DDT “SAKI AKAI PRODUCE ~ DDT COLLECTION”, 14/03/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs T2HiJoshi Special Fight: Saki-sama, Azusa Christie & Martha (w/ Yukio Saint Laurent) Vs Margaret★Owashi, Kazuko Hirata & Kazuko Higuchi
2. Outrage 6 Way ~All Bad Guy Members~: Yuko Miyamoto Vs Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yoshiko
3. Shu Shu Match ♡ Kabukicho Yutaro March: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Jun Kasai & X
4. Doki ❤ Aja Full Paint Rumble: Aja Kong Vs HARASHIMA Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Ethan Page Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Maki Ito
5. Miracle Change! DDT collection: Konosuke Takeshita, Soma Takao & Shunma Katsumata Vs KUDO, Akito & MAO

Each participant in the main event will be treated to a hair and makeup job by Saki Akai’s stylist. The match will be changed if Konosuke Takeshita cannot recover from his back injury in time for the show.

DAMNATION, Jun Kasai and his partner will be given plenty of champagne to drink during their match.

Danshoku Dino will be the MC for the event.

BASARA “VAJRA 62 ~BATTLE OF OKE OKAMA~”, 18/03/2018
Aichi Rokujima Sports Center

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Daichi Kazato Vs Kazuhiro Tamura
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs MC.33 Vs X
4. 3 Way Match: FUMA Vs Takato Nakano Vs Yasu Urano
5. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Fuminori Abe & Yusaku Ito
6. Aldini Brothers Vs Sakigake! Metal Family: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs SAGAT & Trans-Am ★ Shinya

What a wonderful time it is for Isami Kodaka. He now has four championships currently in his possession. He has the Union MAX Title from BASARA, shares the STRONGEST-K TAG Titles with Tank Nagai in K-Dojo, and just a few days ago won both the NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Title and the International Jr. Heavyweight Title from Sean Guinness in Zero1. His only complaints are a busy schedule of title defences in his future and carrying around a heavy suitcase containing four championship belts to and from shows.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO ITABASHI!”, 21/03/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Match: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi

NEO Biishiki-gun have purposefully nominated Marika Kobashi as one of their next challengers knowing that she is one of the weakest girls on the roster. Luckily for her, Miyu Yamashita wants to fight by her side. Was this a plan that backfired for Saki-sama & Azusa Christie or have they found a way to sneak into the singles title picture?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “A WALK IN THE PARK 2018”, 21/03/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Special Pinch Hitter Match: Saki Vs Hikaru Shimizu
2. Young Ganbare’s Challenge!: Shuhei Washida Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Mysterious Moment! India And Panda Come Together! Special Tag Match!: Yukihiro Abe & Chikara Vs Brian Aki & J-Soul Pandita III IV
4. Ganbare, Ihashi! Continue Showing It! The “U” Of Ihashi: Gota Ihashi Vs Nobuhiro Tsurumaki
5. Student Pro Wrestler Returns: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs MEN’S Teioh & Onryo
6. Ganpuro Family Vs Katsumura-gun 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Katsumi Oribe Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Keisuke Okuda & Black Ribera

I don’t know where the idea to team up Brian Aki & J-Soul Pandita III IV came from.


Time For Judgement In March

March 1, 2018

DDT “SHINKIBA, IKIMASU!!”, 02/03/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ethan Page Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. Chubby Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Mad Paulie
3. Makoto Oishi T2Hide Application Assessment Match: Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi (Special Referee: Toru Owashi)
4. Falls Count Anywhere 5 Way Match ~ Special Rule: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Soma Takao Vs MAO Vs Fuminori Abe Vs Chinsuke Nakamura
5. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
6. HARASHIMA & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo

We’re heading into the final stretch on the road to Sumo Hall. Pretty much all of the card is set and the lead up matches in DDT this month will all be focused on “JUDGEMENT 2018”.

The special rule in the Falls Count Anywhere match involves the Shin-Kiba 1st RING management. All the wrestlers have been asked to behave themselves if the match takes them outside of the venue. If the staff gets angry at any of the wrestlers for what they do outdoors, the wrestlers in question will be disqualified from the match.

Makoto Oishi wants to join T2Hide and become its leader. Most of the group is okay with the first part so he will have to beat Kazuki Hirata to prove his worth.

This show is Ethan Page’s debut in Japan.

DDT “ONE FUJI TWO FALCONS DDT”, 04/03/2018
Shizuoka Fuji-san Messe

1. Ethan Page Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Keisuke Ishii & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. 4 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Antonio Honda
4. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
5. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
6. Makoto Oishi 39 Year Old Local Triumph! Fuji Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi

Makoto Oishi is the star of the show in his hometown.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2018 ~YAYOI~”, 10/03/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
2. Yokoyama Specialty Two Big Singles Matches! Shortstop Vs Hama’s Great Devil!: Keisuke Ishii Vs Daisuke Sasaki
3. Yokoyama Specialty Two Big Singles Matches! Battle Match ’18 & DDT Memorial Battle IN Yokohama Radiant Hall!: The Great Homo Vs Tetsuya Endo

For weeks DAMNATION have emulated The Great Muta by spitting coffee and cola at their opponents, particularly Danshoku Dino. This backfired when their attacks caused Dino to turn into The Great Homo! Now Tetsuya Endo has to fight Homo one on one before The Great Muta himself arrives in DDT.

DDT “TAISHO DRAMATIC ROMANTIC 2018”, 11/03/2018
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
2. Be Legend Presents Special Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Kazusada Higuchi

The HARASHIMA Vs Kazusada Higuchi match is sponsored by a protein supplements company.

DDT “SAKI AKAI PRODUCE ~ DDT COLLECTION”, 14/03/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Doki ❤ Aja Full Paint Rumble: Aja Kong Vs X
2. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs T2HiJoshi Special Fight: Saki-sama, Azusa Christie & Martha (w/ Yukio Saint Laurent) Vs Margaret★Owashi, Kazuko Hirata & Kazuko Higuchi
3. Outrage 6 Way ~All Bad Guy Members~: Yuko Miyamoto Vs Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yoshiko

Each person in the 6 Way Match is considered the baddest wrestler in their region. Yuko Miyamoto is Hiroshima, Ryota Nakatsu is Kyoto, Naomi Yoshimura is Osaka, Yukio Sakaguchi is Shibuya, Nobuhiro Shimatani is Yamaguchi and Yoshiko is Katsushika.

Everyone in the Aja Kong paint rumble will have their face painted like Aja Kong.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 25/03/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenshin Chikano & Akira Jo
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima Va Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Daiki Shimomura, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Takato Nakano Vs Mad Paulie, Hoshitango, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gota Ihashi & Cherry
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: LiLiCo & Makoto Oishi Vs Reika Saiki & Lady Beard Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda & Ethan Page Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match – Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Saki-sama, Yoshiko-sama & Azusa Christie
3. World Crazy Wrestler No. 1 Decision Battle In DDT: Joey Ryan Vs Colt Cabana
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio
5. Street Wrestling Using The Entire Ryogoku Building ~ Falls Count Anywhere 5 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Ippanjin Munenori Sawa Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Soma Takao Vs Isami Kodaka & Fuminori Abe Vs Michael Nakazawa & Chinsuke Nakamura
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka Vs Great Muta, Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi
9. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

I didn’t understand this until recently but Munenori Sawa’s ring name in DDT was changed to Ippanjin Munenori Sawa. The change is because when Sawa retired from pro wrestling he became an “ippanjin” (a normal person). So that’s why whenever he came back to perform on shows he would do so dressed as a salarayman instead of his regular wrestling gear. It will be funny if he stays like this in New Orleans next month.

DDT “APRIL FOOL 2018”, 01/04/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 1st Battle: Gota Ihashi Vs Koji Kanemoto
2. DDT Extreme Title: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs X

Miyamoto is already in the Ryogoku Falls Count Anywhere Match at “JUDGEMENT 2018” so he cannot defend the DDT Extreme Title until the next Korakuen Hall show afterwards. Good thing that show is only happening a week later.

Gota Ihashi is going through a five match series to improve himself and show Riki Choshu that he isn’t the worst wrestler ever. I don’t think Choshu cares.


DNA “DNA 41 ~VALENTINE SPECIAL!~” Results

February 14, 2018

DNA “DNA 41 ~VALENTINE SPECIAL!~”, 14/02/2018
Shinjuku FACE
279 Fans

1. Young Roar ~ Young And Fresh 6-Man Tag Match: Daiki Shimomura, Yasutaka Ohsera & Tomoya Hirata defeated Joji Tani, Rising HAYATO & Takato Nakano when Shimomura pinned Nakano with a Swanton Bomb (10:27).
2. We Are The World! ~We Wish For World Peace With Pro-Wrestling~: Rekka & Choun-Shiryu defeated Brian Aki & Konaka = Pale One when Rekka pinned Aki after the Chinese Impact (9:30).
3. Hot Blood! Muscle Kin! The Rival Story Chapter 2: Yuki Ueno defeated Koju Takeda with a Frog Splash (11:40).
4. DNA Vs Junior Stars! Special Tag Match: Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka defeated Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase when Tanaka submitted Watase with the Tanaka Legbar (17:40).
5. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: Akira Jo defeated MAO with the Cross Rhodes (9:45).
6. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Keisuke Okuda with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (7:30).
7. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: Kota Umeda defeated Naomi Yoshimura with the Umeda Driver (14:42).

Today’s show was headlined by a three match series between DNA and the Naomi Kingdom. In the first match Akira Jo beat MAO with a Low Blow and the Cross Rhodes. DNA evened the score when Kouki Iwasaki out-struck Keisuke Okuda and pinned him with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Okuda swore after the match that he would kill Iwasaki and get revenge. In the deciding contest, Kota Umeda beat Naomi Yoshimura. Umeda avoided the Throwaway Power Bomb and hit the Umeda Driver to win and end the series with a 2-1 victory for DNA! Umeda told all of the Naomi Kingdom they could face him one on one again any time. A tired Yoshimura whispered something into Jo’s ear to say to Umeda but Jo cackled into the microphone instead. Yoshimura took back the microphone and said he will see Umeda at the DNA Tag Team tournament that will begin next month.

Both Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase were put in Anklelocks by the Junior Stars in the finish to their match. Watase hasn’t had enough of Koji Kanemoto though, he wants another match against him. Kanemoto beat him back in July last year but even back then Watase told Kanemoto he would take as many tries necessary to beat him before he retires. Kanemoto smiled at the idea but Watase then gave the same challenge to Minoru Tanaka because it was Tanaka who made him submit today. Tanaka ignored him at first but Watase provoked him into coming back to the ring. Tanaka said he found spirit inside the ring today so he will accept Watase’s challenge on 7th March. He advised Watase to raise his pants up by as much as 3cm then left the ring.

The Chinese Impact used by Rekka & Choun-Shiryu is Shiryu’s Chinese Gory Bomb combined with a Diving Lariat to the back of the head by Rekka. Shiryu was invited by Rekka to enter the tag team tournament. Shiryu said he has been living in Japan for 14 years and will turn 40 years old this year. But today he felt as young and fresh as ever so he would be happy to join the tournament with Rekka.

The DNA Tag Team tournament is scheduled to begin on 7th March. Eight teams will be a part of it. The semi-finals and final will be held on 5th April. The two confirmed entries so far are Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda and Rekka & Choun-Shiryu.


Ihashi Back On Track, Tatsumi’s Way Of Love, Manase Prepares Her Bosom

February 8, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 59 ~ONE MINDLESS BODY~”, 11/02/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Hercules Senga Vs Daiki Shimomura
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
3. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo Vs Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe
4. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa
5. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto Vs Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi

Hercules Senga and Daiki Shimomura will be competing in non-tournament matches for both IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT shows.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BODY FEELS EXIT 2018”, 11/02/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Shuhei Washida Debut 2nd Round: Shuhei Washida Vs Katsumi Oribe
2. Recurrance Of Ihashi! Show Your Old Ally, Ganbare Soul: Gota Ihashi Vs Yukihiro Abe
3. Ganpuro Vs India ~Oji, Dancing Maharaja!~: Shota & HARUKAZE Vs Brian Aki & Samara
4. Student Pro Wrestler Begins! ~Defeat Pioneer!~: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs MEN’S Teioh
5. Overall War! Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Black Ribera

Gota Ihashi is getting his groove back after his performance on the YaroZ show. His match with Yukihiro Abe that was cancelled last month is now back on and will take place here. Shota takes Abe’s place in the Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs India tag team match.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NAGOYA!”, 12/02/2018
Nagoya City Robashi Sports Center Kendo Area

1. Raku & Miu Vs Hikari & Hinano
2. Nodoka-oneesan Vs Marika Kobashi
3. Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone Vs Mizuki & Hyper Misao
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuu & Yuki Kamifuku
5. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Samara
6. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito Vs Syoko Nakajima & Yuna Manase

Rika Tatsumi made some news last Thursday during DDT’s segment on the AbemaTV show “The NIGHT”. During a conversation between the hosts and guests, Tatsumi brought up a subject to Danshoku Dino and Sanshiro Takagi that had been bothering her for a while. She fancies Mizuki (calls her cute as a rabbit) but can’t do anything about it because of the Forbidden Three rules used for Tokyo Joshi wrestlers. She thinks that is unfair because the rule in question is “No relationships with men” and her target is a woman. She put Takagi on the spot to clarify the rule. Takagi described this moment as a new culture starting to grow. He suggested they invite Mizuki to the show first to get her opinion before he makes a decision. A viewer vote was set up during the show and 82.1% voted in support of Tatsumi. She asked the fans to support her way of love. Don’t know if this will make the tag team match awkward or not since Tatsumi and Mizuki will have to wrestle each other at some point during it.

DNA “DNA 41 ~VALENTINE SPECIAL!~”, 14/02/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hot Blood! Muscle Kin! The Rival Story Chapter 2: Yuki Ueno Vs Koju Takeda
2. Young Roar ~ Young And Fresh 6-Man Tag Match: Daiki Shimomura, Yasutaka Ohsera & Tomoya Hirata Vs Joji Tani, Rising HAYATO & Takato Nakano
3. We Are The World! ~We Wish For World Peace With Pro-Wrestling~: Rekka & Choun-Shiryu Vs Brian Aki & Konaka = Pale One
4. DNA Vs Junior Stars! Special Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase Vs Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka
5. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: MAO Vs Akira Jo
6. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Keisuke Okuda
7. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: Kota Umeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Takato Nakano makes his DNA debut as a replacement for Nobuhiro Shimatani.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO SHINKIBA!”, 18/02/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Hikari Vs Miu
2. Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Kamifuku
3. Azusa Christie Vs Nodoka-oneesan
4. Saki-sama Vs Marika Kobashi
5. Syoko Nakajima, Yuu & Raku Vs Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Hinano
6. Reika Saiki & Yuka Sakazaki Vs Maki Ito & Mizuki
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuna Manase

Yuna Manase will be fighting for both herself and the recently graduated Nonoko in the main event. She promised she will strengthen her chest to become powerful weapons like Nonoko’s were. Miyu Yamashita knows too well how often Nonoko used her own breasts to block kicks. She warned Manase she is prepared for whatever defence will be placed before her.

Reika Saiki wrestles her first match since losing the TOKYO Princess Title. She wanted a match against the Ito Respect Army because they defeated her & Yamashita in the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament last year. Avenging that defeat is her first step towards regaining the TOKYO Princess Title.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO SEIJO!”, 03/03/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan

The new Tag Champions are ready to defend the belts against any of the animals in Tokyo Joshi brave enough to step up to them. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan are the two little piggies to step up first.


D-King Final, IRON FIST 1st Round, New Faces In DNA

January 26, 2018

DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2018 THE FINAL!!”, 28/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Mike Bailey Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
4. Infomercial Match – Takahashi Tax Accounting Office: Super Sasadango Machine & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda & Tanomusaku Toba
5. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Jiro Kuroshio & Joey Ryan
6. NωA FINAL CONCERT In Korakuen Hall ~ T2Hide This Is The Real Last Time! Final!! Final Battle!!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
7. D-King Grand Prix – Final: HARASHIMA Vs Shuji Ishikawa

We’ve had some time to rest but this weekend brings us the finale of the 2018 D-King Grand Prix. I think the tournament has been a success and the match quality has drawn in some new eyes to DDT this month so hopefully this will stick around as an annual tournament. Scheduling it after Wrestle Kingdom is mostly a good idea. The wrestling scene over in Japan calms down a little when that show is over so the space is there to put on a bunch of easy to watch straightforward shows. Maybe just don’t run three to four Korakuen Hall shows in a row beforehand. That was overkill and the attendance numbers showed. Anyway, let’s get to the final.

HARASHIMA and Shuji Ishikawa have known each other for a long time. They represent the same generation of DDT wrestlers and they’ve beaten each other to win the KO-D Openweight Championship. No matter how far they split off and drift apart, their paths will always meet again inside the DDT ring. Ishikawa’s goal for 2018 is to beat his 2017 accomplishments and winning the D-King is exactly what he needs to start that plan. HARASHIMA wants to avenge his losses to the champion Konosuke Takeshita but he is putting all of his attention into beating Ishikawa first. Ishikawa thinks that winning the tournament and then going on to win the championship at Sumo Hall will raise the value of the Grand Prix. He also thinks his extra experience from wrestling in other companies while HARASHIMA has stayed put inside the DDT walls is the difference maker between them. Ishikawa has the better record against HARASHIMA in singles matches. He has won 3 out of their 4 previous singles matches together. HARASHIMA won their last match back in December 2016. Plus he also beat him one time as HERO! way back in 2003, although he broke his foot during the match.

If Ishikawa wins he wants to invest the 1,900,000 yen of the 2,000,000 prize money in bitcoins because it is the fashionable thing to do now. The remaining 100,000 yen will be given to Daisuke Sasaki and Tetsuya Endo. HARASHIMA hasn’t thought about what he would do with the money but the amount on the line does excite him.

BASARA “VAJRA 59 ~ONE MINDLESS BODY~”, 11/02/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo Vs Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe
3. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa
4. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto Vs Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi

The playoff bracket is set. The winners of Matches #1 & #2 will face each other in the semi final and the winners of #3 & #4 will do the same. Like last year, the prize is a giant iron trophy in the shape of a fist.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NAGOYA!”, 12/02/2018
Nagoya City Robashi Sports Center Kendo Area

1. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Samara
2. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito Vs Syoko Nakajima & Yuna Manase

Miyu Yamashita and Yuna Manase face off in a preview of their TOKYO Princess Title Match.

DNA “DNA 41 ~VALENTINE SPECIAL!~”, 14/02/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hot Blood! Muscle Kin! The Rival Story Chapter 2: Yuki Ueno Vs Koju Takeda
2. Young Roar ~ Young And Fresh 6-Man Tag Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani, Joji Tani & Rising HAYATO Vs Daiki Shimomura, Yasutaka Ohsera & Tomoya Hirata
3. We Are The World! ~We Wish For World Peace With Pro-Wrestling~: Rekka & Choun-Shiryu Vs Brian Aki & Konaka = Pale One
4. DNA Vs Junior Stars! Special Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase Vs Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka
5. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: MAO Vs Akira Jo
6. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Keisuke Okuda
7. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: Kota Umeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Rising HAYATO is from Ehime Pro Wrestling. He is 18 years old and has been wrestling since October 2016. Yasutaka Ohsera is 24 years old, wrestles for Michinoku Pro and debuted back in March 2017. I can’t find any information about who Joji Tani (谷譲二) is.


Tokyo Joshi Matches, IRON FIST Teams, Naomi Kingdom, Ganpuro Fights India And Osaka

January 24, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NERIMA!”, 03/02/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. Mizuki Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Yuna Manase Vs Hyper Misao
3. Miyu Yamashita, Raku & Hinano Vs Rika Tatsumi, Hikari & Miu
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Maho Kurone & Samara
5. Nonoko Graduation Match: Nonoko Vs Maki Ito
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Syoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Saki-sama & Azusa Christie

Nonoko has chosen Maki Ito to be her final opponent when she graduates from Tokyo Joshi Pro.

The Up Up Girls are now getting to wrestle with the rest of the roster.

BASARA “VAJRA 59 ~ONE MINDLESS BODY~”, 11/02/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
4. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X

The eight teams entering the IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT are Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto, Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe, Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa, FUMA & SAGAT, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu, Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano and Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BODY FEELS EXIT 2018”, 11/02/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ganpuro Vs India!: Yukihiro Abe & HARUKAZE Vs Brian Aki & Samara
2. Student Pro Wrestler Begins! ~Defeat Pioneer!~: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs MEN’S Teioh
3. Overall War! Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Black Ribera

Black Ribera is the mysterious wrestler wearing a Tiger Mask that appeared at the end of last weekend’s show. Shuichiro Katsumura was called the Real Tiger Mask for his charity work after the Tohoku earthquake back in 2011 so that explains the link with the unknown masked wrestler that just appeared. However in this situation Katsumura is not playing the hero.

Samara’s stay in Japan will not be limited to Tokyo Joshi. She is also wrestling on this Ganbare☆Wrestling show with Brian Aki.

Katsumi Oribe will also be on the show.

DNA “DNA 41 ~VALENTINE SPECIAL!~”, 14/02/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yuki Ueno Vs Koju Takeda
2. DNA Vs Junior Stars! Special Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase Vs Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka
3. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Opposition Single Match: MAO Vs Akira Jo
4. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Opposition Single Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Keisuke Okuda
5. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Opposition Single Match: Kota Umeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Naomi Yoshimura’s group with Keisuke Okuda and Akira Jo (also maybe Kengo if he’s still getting booked) is now called the Naomi Kingdom. The three top wrestlers in DNA are all determined to take the outsiders down in three separate singles matches.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO SHINKIBA!”, 18/02/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuna Manase

Yuna Manase was given the title shot because it was Nonoko’s final request to the champion.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE 2018”, 11/03/2018
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Decisive Battle! Ganpuro Vs Osaka!: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs TORU & Katsumi Oribe
2. Do You Regulate The City In Osaka!?: HARUKAZE Vs Miyako Matsumoto
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun In OSAKA: Yumehito Imanari & X Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Okuda
4. Special Single Match ~ Charisma Of Ganpuro Vs The Strongest Man In Osaka: Ken Ohka Vs Magnitude Kishiwada

Ken Ohka has challenged Osaka’s strongest wrestler Magnitude Kishiwada in an attempt to grow Ganpuro’s presence in the city.