August 4, 2019

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DDT~”, 03/08/2019
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Yukio Naya defeated Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato when Oishi pinned Shimatani with a European Clutch (8:25).
2. Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated A. YAZAWA, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata and Yuni when Sakaguchi pinned Hirata with a PK (11:18).
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Asuka ended in a No Contest when everybody got drunk (16:10).
4. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO & Mizuki Watase ended in a No Contest when everybody turned into Danshoku Dieno (10:31).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Watermelon Split Match: Jiro Kuroshio defeated Akito when Kuroshio split the watermelon (13:15).
*Akito fails in V2. Jiro Kuroshio becomes the 46th DDT Extreme Champion!
6. Beer Garden Special Feature Customer Lottery 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Naomi Yoshimura when Higuchi pinned Yoshimura with the Doctor Bomb (20:31).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (c) with a Beer Can Attack (9:14 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,394th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Saki Akai (c) with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (9:15 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,395th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with the Sleeper Hold (9:16 pm).
*Yukio Sakaguchi becomes the 1,396th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Can Of Beer defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (c) by Pinfall (9:17 pm).
*Can Of Beer becomes the 1,397th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuki Ueno defeated Can Of Beer (c) by drinking the beer (9:18 pm).
*Yuki Ueno becomes the 1,398th champion.

The second half of today’s Shinjuku FACE double header was DDT hosting the final show of this year’s Beer Garden series. The main event was the annual Beer Garden finale, a 6-Man Tag Match with the teams organised by fans picking balls out of a box. The match everyone got was Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Naomi Yoshimura. Bailey hit the Green Tea Plunge on Takeshita and HARASHIMA jumped on top of them with a Springboard Body Press. Takao broke the pin with a chair and the four of them fought their way out of the ring. That left Higuchi to thump Yoshimura with a Lariat and pin him with the Doctor Bomb.

The DDT Extreme Title was on the line in a Watermelon Split Match. A watermelon was placed in the ring. If a wrestler damaged the watermelon they would be disqualified. However if a wrestler got a one count pin, they would be given a chance to split the watermelon with a shovel after spinning around in circles ten times while wearing a blindfold. If they damaged the watermelon that way then they would be the winner. Akito and Jiro Kuroshio both had their chances to win but smashing a watermelon while dizzy and blindfolded is a difficult task. Kuroshio only won by accident when he swung the shovel at the ropes, the shovel bounced back, hit Kuroshio in the face and he fell on top of the watermelon to split it into pieces.

Daisuke Sasaki entered the ring after the match but it was just to compliment Kuroshio’s hair and also eat some watermelon. Hisaya Imabayashi didn’t believe him and said he really wanted to be the next Extreme Title challenger. He booked a title match between Kuroshio and Sasaki for 25th August. Kuroshio then asked for a KO-D Tag Team Titles match on the 1st September Osaka show. He wanted either Takeshita or Sanshiro Takagi to be his partner but they both have title defences on that show. Kuroshio then said his partner will be… his older brother Kazutoshi? Imabayashi didn’t know who he was talking about until Kuroshio said he meant Kazusada Higuchi. He got his “brother’s” name wrong. Higuchi accepted the offer and promised to win the tag titles with his “true brother”. A drunk Sasaki fell asleep in the corner while this was going on.

Catastrophe struck at the start of the show when Danshoku Dieno, Yuki Ueno, MAO and Mizuki Watase all collided head first into each other during a respectful handshake. When it was time for their tag match nobody knew what condition the four of them would be in. Dieno came out thinking he was Watase and Ueno thought he was MAO. Then MAO & Watase both came out thinking they were Dieno! They wrestled the match using each other’s moves until Dieno and Ueno had their tights pulled down revealing Danshoku tights underneath. Everybody was now Danshoku Dieno! They all chased after Keigo Nakamura, causing the match to be stopped.

The tag match before that also ended without a winner. Here the two teams agreed to take a drink after every kickout and rope break. Obviously it was another excuse for Sasaki and Masahiro Takanashi to get drunk again. Tetsuya Endo and Asuka got to join in. Even Daisuke Kiso was convinced to take some shots. Yukinori Matsui argued with Kiso for drinking at work but Kiso gave him a Lariat. Everyone laughed but the bell rang and the match was ruled a No Contest. No one cared because they still got to drink.

There was a whole lot of dancing in the Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match. A. YAZAWA did his thing until he was choked out by his own suspenders. Yuni gave Kazuki Hirata an Old School rope walk then danced with Toru Owashi. It wasn’t just rock music, Yukio Sakaguchi wound up dancing to “Swan Lake”! Kazuki Hirata joined in when the music turned to something more danceable for him but Sakaguchi Penalty Kicked him for the win.

Since this was the last day of Beer Garden you can’t be mad that most of the wrestlers were more interested in eating and drinking instead of wrestling. That is what Yukio Naya and Mad Paulie got up to in the opening match. When it was time for them to get involved in the ring they were able to clear house handily. Nobuhiro Shimatani got himself tagged in assuring his partners to leave the match to him. Shunma Katsumata and Hiroshi Yamato took each other out which left no one around to stop Makoto Oishi’s European Clutch on Shimatani.

The show ended with each of the wrestlers raising a toast and shouting “Kanpai” at the fans. Hirata then got a party going by starting the Hirata GO! dance and getting others to join in. Sakaguchi was ready to take part when Saki Akai suddenly knocked him out with a can of beer! Akai pinned him to become the new Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion. Hirata then pinned Akai with the Miracle One Shot Cradle to win the belt. Sakaguchi got back up and choked out Hirata with the Sleeper Hold to get the title back.

Ueno then offered Sakaguchi a beer but he drank it back so deep that he fell to the mat with the can still on top of his face. Matsui counted to three and declared the Can Of Beer as the new champion! Ueno drank what was left in the can and Matsui then declared him the champion! Sakaguchi chased Ueno out of the ring while HARASHIMA and Takagi said their final words. Takagi said Beer Garden will live forever even though he missed it due to injury.


August 3, 2019

Shinjuku FACE
585 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Drunkers 6 Way Match: Kabuki Kid defeated Yusuke Kubo, Daichi Kazato, Fuminori Abe, Takato Nakano and Masato Kamino when Kid pinned Nakano with the Distortion (10:40).
2. BASARA x DOVE Mischievous Match Countdown Song?: Rey Paloma defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi with a Backslide Pin (9:49).
3. Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Gunso, Mataro Aoki & FUMA defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & SAGAT when Gunso pinned SAGAT with a Chair Attack (17:43).
4. BASARA x DOVE Famous Match Countdown Song!: Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kenshin Chikano with the V Slider (11:31).
5. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura defeated Naoki Tanizaki, “brother” YASSHI & Kouhei Kinoshita when Kodaka pinned Tanizaki with the Isamiashi Zan (17:01).
*V1 for Sento Minzoku.

Today’s Shinjuku FACE doubleheader began with BASARA’s turn in the Beer Garden. Dove Pro came in with the goal of winning the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles from Sento Minzoku. The main event was even done “DOVE Style” by playing music while everyone fought. “brother” YASSHI did his best to annoy everyone while Kouhei Kinoshita co-operated well with his partners. They were kept busy with Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura but the match went down to Isami Kodaka and Naoki Tanizaki. Kodaka survived the Implant Bomb and hit the Isamiashi Zan for his team’s first successful title defence.


Kodaka said today’s matches were a little confusing because there were BASARA wrestlers in Dove Pro teams. Tanizaki told him that Dove Pro defeated BASARA today three matches to two. Kodaka disagreed because BASARA won the main event title match. They’ll continue this feud in Osaka on 12th August.

Ryota Nakatsu got new theme music for his match with Kenshin Chikano. His right arm was targeted but plenty of kicks and the V Slider got him a big win in the BASRA Vs Dove Pro rivalry.

Changes were made to a few matches at the start of the show when it was revealed that FUMA was jumping ship to Dove Pro! He made the decision because Dove Pro’s ending song is more heavy metal than BASARA’s ending song. Kodaka decided to add FUMA and SAGAT to opposite teams in the Hardcore Tag Match. The Dove Pro team won when Gunso threw a chair in SAGAT’s face. Yusuke Kubo pushed FUMA away after the match but they reconciled with the heavy metal hand sign. At the end of the show Kodaka told FUMA that BASARA is not ashamed of heavy metal. They will hold another “FUMA FEST” this year so they hope he will be return to BASARA for that.

Rey Paloma used a Sleeper Hold to render Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi unconscious. However Hiroshi’s yoga ability made him reach enlightenment in this situation so he was able to fight back. Paloma powered up in his own way by pulling down his wrestling tights to his ankles and wrestling the rest of the match in a red thong. The tights also prevented Hiroshi from doing the Scorpion Deathlock because they would his own legs would get tangled in them. That allowed Paloma to use steal the win with a Backslide Pin.

The 8 Way Drunkers match was changed to a 6 Way with the removal of FUMA and SAGAT. The rules were a wrestler had to drink a shot of tequila after every kickout or rope break. Shoichi Uchida stood around dressed like a bartender providing the drinks. Everybody got drunk. Uchida ended up shoving the bottle of tequila into Takato Nakano’s mouth and Kabuki Kid took advantage to get the pin.


August 2, 2019

Shinjuku FACE
577 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Last Alcoholic Man Standing Crocodile Boxing Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi ended in a Draw (R15 0:15).
1a. Extended Rounds: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Daisuke Sasaki by Knockout with the Takatonic (R6 0:14).
2. NC-18 Fictional Novels Death Match: Hiroshi Yamato defeated Antonio Honda by Knockout (16:18).
3. Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Gabai Ji-chan defeated Hoshitango, Keisuke Ishii & Shota when Takao pinned Shota with a Diving Foot Stomp onto a chair (11:48).
4. 3 Way Match – Special 2 Count Rules For Shimatani: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Tetsuya Endo and Shuji Ishikawa when Shimatani pinned Endo with a Crucifix Pin (15:02).

The main event saw a hugh upset when Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Tetsuya Endo and Shuji Ishikawa in a 3 Way Match! Well he was allowed a small advantage of only needing a two count to pin either of his opponents. Ishikawa threw the litte guy around easily. At one point outside the ring he dragged Nobu across a venue counter with the Giant Swing. Ishikawa and Endo wound up focusing just on each other back in the ring. Shimatani chose his spots and was able to give Ishikawa a Brainbuster. He got drilled with a Fire Thunder and looked to be out of it. However Shimatani reappeared after Endo hit the Shooting Star Press on Ishikawa. Shimatani scrambled with Endo and caught him in a Crucifix Pin to get the 2 count victory!

Shimatani got on the microphone and excitedly made some demands for winning. He wanted Endo to be his manager, Mad Paulie to be his pet and Soma Takao to carry around the DAMNATION signboard from now on. Daisuke Sasaki got into the ring and scolded Shimatani for acting rebellious. Ishikawa asked if he could sing because he, Paulie and Endo practiced all day. Sasaki cut them off but let them continue when the fans called for an encore. When the song ended Sasaki announced that Shimatani has been promoted from DAMNATION’s temporary manager to a full time manager! However he is still just a temporary member of the unit. Shimatani was overjoyed by the news and celebrated with the rest of DAMNATION over drinks.

The Hardcore 6-Man Tag started off a little casually. Mad Paulie took out a fork not to use as a weapon but to eat other people’s food while he walked through the crowd. Gabai Ji-chan took so long to walk to the ring in his old age that Shota decided to charge at him instead. Keisuke Ishii waited in the ring for Ji-chan to come in while everyone else brawled with each other around ringside. Ji-chan in particular took a lot of punishment in the match. At one point Hoshitango, Ishii & Shota all ganged up on him. Ji-chan fought them off with the help of Paulie. They then piled a bunch of chairs on top of Shota for Soma Takao to Double Stomp onto for the finish. Takao, Paulie & Ji-chan then sat on the chairs and drank some beer to celebrate a job well done.

Here were the rules for Antonio Honda Vs Hiroshi Yamato. Whenever a one of them pinned the other for two seconds, the match would pause and the wrestler would have to read lines from an erotic novel. If the opponent gets an erection he would lose a point. First wrestler to get an erection three times would be declared the loser. The match went down to the wire with two erections each. Honda pinned Yamato with La Magistral Cradle and began reading the erotica certain of victory. Instead Honda’s story gave himself an erection and Yamato became the winner.

By request of the wrestlers, the Last Man Standing match was turned into a boxing match with a bunch of extra rules applied. Every round lasted 15 seconds. After every round a toy crocodile game was brought into the ring and they had to stick their finger in the crocodile’s mouth. If it bites then both they would have to take a shot of whiskey. If it doesn’t then they drank a glass of beer instead. Sasaki and Takanashi got more drunk as the match progressed and the match quality dropped along with it. Yukinori Matsui was convinced to join in drinking during the later rounds. The match was declared a draw after 15 rounds. Sasaki demanded extra 15 rounds and Takanashi agreed to it. In the 6th round Takanashi hugged Sasaki before hitting the Takatonic. Sasaki couldn’t answer the 10 count so a knockout was declared. Takanashi won the match but Sasaki got a few more drinks in him with Matsui and Keigo Nakamura.

Endo, Ishikawa and Shimatani challenged each other to beer selling race at the start of the show. Endo won, Ishikawa finished second and Shimatani last. This was when Shimatani announced he would get the 2 count rule in the main event even though he didn’t tell this to anyone beforehand. Ishikawa accepted only because he wanted something to make the match more challenging.


August 1, 2019

Shinjuku FACE
504 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda ended in a No Contest (15:04).
2. 4 Rounds Of Mizuki Watase Trials: Naomi Yoshimura (Joy), Mike Bailey (Anger), Kazusada Higuchi (Sorrow) & Yoshihiko (Sloth) defeated Mizuki Watase when Yoshihiko pinned Watase with the Reincarnation (12:44).
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Gabai Ji-chan defeated Yuki Ueno & Hiroshi Yamato when Ji-chan pinned Ueno with the Gabaiton Bomb (16:13).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Gabai Ji-chan defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (c) with a Cradle (8:23 pm)
*Gabai Ji-chan becomes the 1,381st champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Gabai Ji-chan (c) with the Sleeper Hold (8:24 pm).
*Yukio Sakaguchi becomes the 1,382nd champion.
4. Fear! Big Ikemen Brahman Attack! ~Cold Iron Pillar~: Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei & Jiro Kuroshio defeated MAO, Mike Bailey & Asuka when Kei pinned MAO after the Five Body Dissatisfaction (15:04).

The Moonlight Express were joined by Asuka for their turn in charge of Beer Garden week. Facing them was the alliance of good and evil that is Jiro Kuroshio and The Brahman Brothers. Kuroshio was convinced to go along with the Brahmans’ antics including throwing the bowling ball into the suitcase that was pinning Asuka and the Express in the corner. There was brawling all over the venue but Mike Bailey was brought into the ring to get a stake hammered up his backside with a traffic sign. Asuka turned the tables and landed a Moonsault onto Brahman Shu. But Kuroshio blinded MAO with powder and the Brahmans used their double team moves on him. MAO did his best to stay in the match but he was blinded again this time when Kuroshio spat ink in his eyes. This time Kuroshio and the Brahmans all cradled MAO together in a triple pin to get the three count.

The Brahmans celebrated their victory. Brahman Kei told the Express that their loss means they shouldn’t book a Beer Garden show again next year. Instead Gorgeous Matsuno should get the gig and sing for three hours! Bailey consoled MAO who was scared at the thought of hearing Matsuno sing for three hours straight. Makoto Oishi and Shunma Katsumata then came out. They told MAO there was one thing they could do to end the show on a happy note. The NωA can reunite and sing for everyone one more time! MAO learned that his friends old and new will always be there for him. NωA sang “Going my ωay!!!!!~You Are Not Alone” to close out the show.

The elderly Gabai Ji-chan needed assistance from Yukio Sakaguchi to enter the ring for their tag match. Despite his limited movements, Ji-chan was able to do the Old School rope walk with his cane. Also whenever Yuki Ueno & Hiroshi Yamato did something to harm him, an angry Sakaguchi stepped in to dish out some punishment. Sakaguchi got rid of Ueno with a Penalty Kick then choked out Yamato with the Sleeper Hold. Ji-chan then won the match with the Gabaiton Bomb.

After the match Sakaguchi gave Ji-chan a can of beer. He told him to take care of his body to live longer. One way to do that is drink more alcohol. They had a toast until Ji-chan hit Sakaguchi from behind with his cane! Ji-chan rolled up Sakaguchi for the pin and became the new Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion! Sakaguchi got back up and put Ji-chan in the Sleeper Hold to win back the title. Ji-chan had to be resuscitated by Yukinori Matsui afterwards.

Mizuki Watase was put through a Rumble style Handicap match with each opponent representing different behaviors. Naomi Yoshimura was “Joy” and he shared beers with Watase before running him over with a Shoulder Block. Mike Bailey was “Anger” and didn’t hold back on attacking Watase. Kazusada Higuchi was “Sorrow” and grieved over Watase’s beating. Last was Yoshihiko as “Comfort”. It just thrown into the ring and did nothing. The numbers game overwhelmed Watase but he was able to fight back. His comeback ended when he tried to give Yoshihiko the Tiger Suplex but it was countered into the Reincarnation. After the match Watase told everyone he wants to stay here and do more pro wrestling. The others congratulated him while “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” played over the speakers.

The NωA reunion actually happened in the first match as all three members got together for a 6-Man Tag Match. They sang “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU” for their entrance. What they did not expect was Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda making their own idol group called HωA. They also sang “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU”. There was also Queen music used during the match. Dieno shenanigans took place, Daisuke Kiso took a ref bump into his rear end and Matsui called off the match while “We Are the Champions” played. NωA then sang “ωe are the HERO!!”.

In the opening announcements Bailey tried to use Google Translate to tell everyone that today is the 3rd anniversary of his first wrestling match in Japan.


July 31, 2019

Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Special Under Match “Star Of Shining Friendship! Eternal Wrestling Boys Legend”: Tetsuya Koda defeated Hisaya Imabayashi with a Modified Torso Sleeper Hold (12:43).
0. Exhibition Match: Danshoku Dieno defeated Keigo Nakamura when Nakamura gave up (3:46).
1. “Summer Feature” Laripro: Yuna Manase, Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda defeated Keisuke Ishii, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yukio Naya by Disqualification when Ishii attacked the referee (14:12).
2. DJ Nira defeated Kazusada Higuchi by Disqualification when Higuchi attacked the referee (5:57).
3. Hana No Sandman Match: Ken Ohka defeated Danshoku Dieno, DJ Nira, Masahiro Takanashi, Muscle Sakai, Antonio Honda, Mike Bailey and Makoto Oishi when Ohka pinned Dieno with the Fire Spear (13:52).

Today’s Beer Garden show was put together by Danshoku Dieno and Super Sasadango Machine. It was headlined by the annual tribute to The Sandman. Several wrestlers came out carrying beer and Singapore canes then met in the ring to share a toast. The bell rang and “Enter Sandman” played while everybody brawled all over the venue. Wrestlers who weren’t part of the match got caught in the mayhem and did what they could to survive while the ring filled up with empty beer cans. Dieno & Sasadango took on all comers but were eventually overwhelmed. DJ Nira hit them with the Rocket Punch, Masahiro Takanashi struck them with a Thrust Kick and Ken Ohka pinned Dieno with the Fire Spear.

With the match over and the music finished, Ohka said he thought he could never survive because he did not have the status or power to go through with it. But today he is in the ring with his most important friends! Even when you are old you can enjoy the time spent with friends. Dieno gathered everyone together and called them his important friends. Sasadango then promoted next year’s show because he believes now is the earliest they can begin to sell tickets for it.

Kazusada Higuchi Vs DJ Nira was an unadvertised match. Higuchi tried to end it quickly but Nira tricked him into having a sumo contest with Daisuke Kiso. Higuchi won easily. Nira then attacked Higuchi from behind. He fled to the corner where Higuchi went for a Splash attack. Kiso took the blow instead of Nira. Kiso was then lifted by Nira into an Argentine Backbreaker position to prevent him from falling and Higuchi was disqualified. The lights went out and everyone heard the words “How strong are you, this is my dream.”

Sasadango’s PowerPoint presentation was a dark project called “Recommended Ghost Spots In Kanagawa”. Sasadango put together a photo diary of supernatural spots that were recommended by paranormal researcher Toshitaro Yamaguchi. Sasadango wanted to visit these spots during the day but it got dark by the time he met up with Konosuke Takeshita and Hisaya Imabayashi to embark on the trip. Some of the spots were blocked off, others turned out to just be empty spaces. While this was going on Takeshita’s right elbow was hurting but he carried on. Sasadango’s conclusion of this story is Takeshita’s an inspiration.

The Lariat Pro Wrestling match begun with the stipulation’s national anthem, “Power Hall”. Everybody played Riki Choshu until the music switched to “Sunrise”. Antonio Honda started acting like Stan Hansen until Yukio Naya put him in a Wristlock, stopping the music. Keisuke Ishii told Naya he was supposed to do Lariats but Naya didn’t understand. Ishii explained how great Lariat Pro matches are but Naya said he didn’t want to do that kind of match. Ishii told Naya to leave and have a drink while the rest continued the match. “J” and the wrestlers acted like Jumbo Tsuruta. Things went a different direction when Makoto Oishi hurt his knee. The music changed to “HOLD OUT” and the Keiji Muto impersonations began. Then it turned into Bruiser Brody spots for “Immigrant Song”. Then Giant Baba for “Soul Of A Champion”. Ishii brought out the Shinya Hashimoto Middle Kicks when “Bakusho Sengen” played. Then came the Mitsuharu Misawa spots for “Spartan X”. Things went out of control when “One Of These Days” played and Honda transformed into Abdullah The Butcher! He took out the referee but a hero was on his way when suddenly “Ikari No Jushin” played. Out came Naya with a beer wearing a Jushin Liger mask! Yuna Manase took the mask off of Naya, wore it herself and hit everyone with Shotei palm strikes. The Lariats returned for “GRAND SWORD” but things went haywire against when Ishii attempted to give Daisuke Kiso a Kenta Kobashi style Burning Hammer! Kiso disqualified Ishii before he could hit the move. Ishii complained that he didn’t break any rules but Tomomitsu Matsunaga and the venue staff disagreed. The staff entered the ring and hit Ishii with Lariats. They then told everyone that the Beer Garden week is happening during Shinjuku FACE’s 14th anniversary. They raised a toast and everyone cheered “FACE”.

Yuki Ueno wanted to begin the show with an exhibition for the trainee Keigo Nakamura. He has been a trainee for over a year and four months but has yet to be in the ring with a certain DDT wrestler. That wrestler is Danshoku Dieno! The exhibition began and Nakamura tried to fight off Dieno. But he couldn’t. He gave up while Dieno was all over him then began to cry. Ueno comforted Nakamura and explained he wanted to see how he would react to Dieno. He asked if Nakamura wants to get stronger? Nakamura does. Ueno said he saw something good in Nakamura today and he encouraged the fans to cheer for him.

Before the show even began the audience were treated to the rematch one year in the making! Last year the two authority figures Hisaya Imabayashi and Tetsuya Koda faced off in the ring. Koda won that battle and left Imabayashi humiliated to the point where he lost the respect of his children. Today his children was here to see their father get revenge! Unfortunately Imabayashi couldn’t hit the Rainmaker, Koda hit him with the Kamigoye and made him submit to a Sleeper Hold. Koda spoke to Imabayashi’s kids and told them what they saw was reality. He wasn’t insulting them however. What he meant was the kids got to see just how strong their father really is! The kids embraced Imabayashi. He may have lost but he did his best to the very end and that won him back his family’s respect.


July 30, 2019

Shinjuku FACE
462 Fans – No Vacancy

1. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Place: Mike Bailey defeated HARASHIMA, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Keisuke Ishii, Yuki Ueno, Nobuhiro Shimatani, MAO and SAGAT.
1a. Round 1: SAGAT defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani by Oshitaoshi.
1b. Round 1: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated MAO by Uwatenage.
1c. Round 1: HARASHIMA defeated Yuki Ueno by Oshitaoshi.
1d. Round 1: Mike Bailey defeated Keisuke Ishii by Oshitaoshi.
1e. Semi-Final: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated SAGAT by Sukuinage.
1f. Semi-Final: Mike Bailey defeated HARASHIMA by Oshitaoshi.
1g. Final: Mike Bailey defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga by Uwatenage.
2. Surplus Girl And Sukeban And Children And Gays: Margaret☆Owashi, Saki Sukeban, Yukiko & Yuni defeated Mascara Gayruerra Jr. & Gay Urano when Yukiko pinned Gayruerra with a Middle Kick (10:21).
3. Doki! Entirely Hoss Mermaids Hardcore 3 Way Match: Kazuko Higuchi defeated Naomi and Francoise☆Ihashi (w/ Francoise☆Takagi) when Higuchi pinned Ihashi with a Diving Body Press (11:17).
4. DISASTER Joshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Shinjuku Super Whirlwind!~ 6-Women Tag Team Elimination Match: Hara Shimako, Kazuko Hirata & Yuko Ueno defeated Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Shun❤️Carousel (21:28).
4a. Akiko eliminated Hara Shimako by Ring Out (12:03).
4b. Yuko Ueno elminated Akiko by Ring Out (14:09).
4c. Kazuko Hirata eliminated Keiko Takeshita Jr. by Ring Out (16:55).
4d. Shun❤️Carousel eliminated Yuko Ueno by Ring Out (16:55).
4e. Kazuko Hirata eliminated Shun❤️Carousel with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (21:28).

DISASTER BOX Day began with Kazuko Hirata coming out dancing to “LOVE & JOY”. She told the audience to get drunk while they watch some brilliant joshi matches today. In the main event Kazuko was joined by the rest of DISASTER Joshi for an elimination match against ALL OUT Joshi. The first elimination happened when Akiko used a towel to choke out Hara Shimako on the ring apron. She then let Shimako drop to the floor outside. Akiko was then thrown over the top rope by Yuko Ueno. Akiko used her towel again to hold onto the ropes but Yuko pulled her fingers apart so she would fall down to the ground. Yuko and Keiko Takeshita Jr. were both sent out of the ring at the same time by Shun❤️Carousel and Kazuko for a double elimination. Kazuko pulled down Shun’s dress to distract her and then used the Miracle One Shot Cradle for the winning pinfall.

Kazuko invited all of the “joshi” down to the ring for the end of show speech. Hara Shimako came out dressed as Sadako from The Ring and everybody was encouraged to take selfies with her. Kazuko then danced to bring the day to an end.

A special rule was added to the 3 Way Match that allowed weapon usage as long as the item is associated with the sea. Weapons included a parasoul, sunglasses, swimming goggles and a water gun. Francoise☆Takagi tried to interfere by throwing the trainee Keigo Nakamura into the ring but she was scared off when Naomi pulled her hair off, revealing it to be a wig! Francoise☆Ihashi made Naomi upset by calling her fat. Kazuko Higuchi took out some wakame seaweed and smothered it into her opponents’ faces. She then pinned Ihashi with a bodyguard whistle assisted Diving Body Press. She later apologised for covering the ring in seaweed.

Saki Sukeban didn’t take kindly to being given orders during Match #2. She paused the match and told Hisako Imabayashi to come into the ring. She spanked Hisako whenever she felt the others weren’t wrestling properly. She spanked through almost everybody including Mascara Gayuerra Jr. & Gay Urano. But when it was Yuni’s turn Margaret☆Owashi stopped her to save the company from getting into trouble. Saki called out Sukeban Sakaguchi, but you can call her Yukiko! Actually, maybe don’t. Yukiko pinned Gayruerra with a Middle Kick and posed with Saki.

Mike Bailey won a sumo wrestling tournament. Never thought I’d write that. He asked what his prize was. It was honour.


July 29, 2019

Shinjuku FACE
417 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Game – Arm Wrestling: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Keigo Nakamura.
0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Game – Imitation: Keigo Nakamura defeated Yuki Iino.
0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Game – Salesgirl: Keigo Nakamura defeated Shunma Katsumura.
0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Game – Wrestling: Keigo Nakamura (2) defeated Akito (0) (1:00).
0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Extra Game – Wrestling: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Keigo Nakamura by Pinfall (0:19).
1. Gongitsune Vs World’s Strongest Married Woman: Sakura Hirota defeated Antonio Honda after a Gongitsune Self Destruct (11:02).
2. Toru Owashi Rubber Mask Army Vs Danshoku Dieno Rubber Mask Army: Toru Owashi, Toru Owashi (Yuki Ueno) & Toru Owashi (Naomi Yoshimura) Vs Danshoku Dieno, Danshoku Dieno (Kazusada Higuchi) & Danshoku Dieno (Makoto Oishi) ended in a No Contest (11:37).
3. Akito defeated Shota with an Inside Cradle (15:06).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) defeated Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe when Katsumata pinned Abe with a Cradle (22:38).
*V1 for ALL OUT.

Beer Garden 2019 began with ALL OUT Day. In the main event the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles were on the line with the group taking on a combined BASARA/ZERO1 trio. Late in the match the champs were in danger when Fuminori Abe put Shunma Katsumata in the Manjigatame, Ikuto Hidaka had Yuki Iino trapped in the Shawn Capture and Isami Kodaka placed Konosuke Takeshita in a Cobra Twist. Takeshita broke out of the hold and used Iino as a step jump to launch himself into Abe, breaking up the Manjigatame. Katsumata then cradled Abe for the three count with the others too wrapped up in their submission holds to break it. Takeshita told his opponents that he does not think this will be the last time they face each other. Kodaka disagreed and said it was over between them, although Abe claimed otherwise. ALL OUT shared a toast with the fans to end the opening day of Beer Garden week.

Akito versus Shota was a Monthly Young Communications reunion. Akito felt he wouldn’t have a chance to talk to Shota again so after the match he told him how glad he was to have this match. They are around the same age but their careers went in different directions. Shota agreed that their match was important but for him it was so he could get into contendership for the DDT Extreme Title. He couldn’t achieve it today but he still liked wrestling with Akito again.

For the rubber mask match Toru Owashi got Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura to wear the Owashi masks while Danshoku Dieno got Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi to wear the Dieno masks. The masked wrestlers did their best to imitate their real inspirations in the ring until they began complaining about the heat. It was so warm that the masks made them sweat. They also couldn’t breath through them well. Everyone unmasked except for Higuchi. His got stuck and Dieno figured out he only had three minutes until he ran out of oxygen. Everyone tried to finish the match as fast as they could for Higuchi but he was certain he could continue. He fainted. Yoshimura put his mask back on but eventually fainted too. Then a mystery person entered the ring wearing an Owashi mask. Nobody could figure out who it was so they cancelled the match.

Sakura Hirota came down to the ring with her two children Kino & Megu. She explained that she was taking care of them today and does not know anybody in the locker room who could babysit for her. So Hirota and Antonio Honda would have to wrestle their match while the kids hung around in the ring. Hirota warned Honda not to do and loud sounding moves otherwise they would scare her children. That also included Yukinori Matsui’s pin counts. Honda put Hirota in a Crab Hold but Kino helped his mother reach the ropes. Honda then tried the Gongitsune trick but Hirota’s kids made the move backfire. Hirota and the kids then piled on top of Honda to pin him. After the match Honda told the kids that this was all Hirota’s idea so don’t blame him for anything. Megu then made Honda do the Gongitsune poke to himself.

Before the show began ALL OUT challenged the trainee Keigo Nakamura to a series of games against them. First up was an Arm Wrestling contest. Takeshita beat Nakamura in that. Next up was a game of imitation. Nakamura beat Iino by doing the Haka. The third game was a race between Katsumata and Nakamura to sell 10 beers to customers. Nakamura won that by three cans. Last was a minute long wrestling contest where whoever got the most takedowns won. Nakamura beat Akito by taking him down twice without losing a fall. Takeshita added an extra wrestling game at the end and beat Nakamura by pinning him in 19 seconds. Nakamura said he hasn’t decided when to have his debut pro wrestling match yet but today was another step towards it.