DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKASHIGANI~” Results

June 10, 2018

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

1. Lucha Libre Rules: Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi defeated KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi by Disqualification when Sakaguchi unmasked Hiratimo (10:13).
2. Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino when MAO pinned Iino after the Skylab Hurricance (10:21).
3. Keisuke Ishii defeated Yuki Ueno with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (12:31).
4. ALL OUT Vs DDT Now Variety Group!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda when Takeshita pinned Oishi with the Blue Dahlia (13:03).
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase and Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Paulie pinned Watase with the Paulie Buster (9:39).
*Mad Paulie wins Mizuki Watase’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
6. Numazu Global Specialty! Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi when Sasaki submitted Takanashi with the Cross Facelock (13:09).

Soma Takao came to Daisuke Sasaki’s rescue by preventing Masahiro Takanashi from hitting the Takatonic. Takao caught Takanashi mid move and lifted him into the Schwein. Sasaki then locked in the Cross Facelock for the win. After the match Sasaki publicly congratulated Kenny Omega for winning the IWGP Heavyweight Title in New Japan yesterday. He then bragged about DAMNATION beating HARASHIMA today without cheating or using weapons, proof that he and Takao can do the same in the upcoming DDT Extreme Title 3 Way Match.

There was more good news for DAMNATION today because Mad Paulie now has a Right To Challenge Gauntlet, winning it from Mizuki Watase. Sasaki wants Paulie to use it right away but Paulie either doesn’t want to or doesn’t understand how to. Watase blames only himself for losing the Gauntlet and giving Shigehiro Irie another surprise challenger to worry about. However Irie welcomes the extra chance to defend the KO-D Openweight Title somewhere down the line.

According to Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi now has the power of marriage to make him stronger. So to encourage him, Dieno had wrestlers hand out headshots of Misaki Ohata to the audience to hold in the air while Oishi wrestled. Shunma Katsumata made Oishi angry when he took one of the photos and rubbed it against Dieno’s ass. Oishi gave Katsumata the Miracle Ecstasy for revenge but he was then pinned by Konosuke Takeshita with the Blue Dahlia Crucifix Bomb. After the match Takeshita admitted that Oishi was stronger than usual today. Akito wasn’t convinced that Oishi’s love for Ohata was genuine because Oishi’s first marriage fell apart when he hooked up with other women. Dieno came up with an idea. He grabbed one of the Ohata headshots and held it in front of Akito’s head facing Oishi. Dieno then told Oishi to speak to Akito as if he was Ohata. Oishi promised “Ohata” that won’t fool around with other women and will do whatever he can to make her happy. Oishi kissed the photo, pulled the photo away and then kissed Akito.

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

June 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Kobashi Exits Princess Cup, Ohka Fears Kickboxer, Return Of A Trainee, Chinko Pro Wrestling

June 6, 2018

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

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

Marika Kobashi suffered a partially dislocated left shoulder in training last week and is unable to wrestle for the next two months. Unfortunately this means she forfeits her match Tokyo Princess Cup match. Maho Kurone also forfeits her 1st Round match. That means Shoko Nakajima and Hikari are both getting byes to the 2nd Round.

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

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

Kazusada Higuchi has a busy month ahead of him. His focus is on both winning the KO-D Openweight Title and defending the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

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

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

Daisuke Sasaki is healthy enough to wrestle again. Maybe he’s been healthy enough this entire time.

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

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

On this week’s episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”, Ken Ohka learned he will have to face kickboxing protege Tenshin Nasukawa later this month. Ohka is scared of what will happen to him when he faces the undefeated kickboxer. Danshoku Dieno is coming up with ideas to motivate Ohka and help him handle his fear. Maybe a match against two kick heavy wrestlers isn’t the brightest idea.

Gota Ihashi has been training to get on Riki Choshu’s next event. There are two problems to this. 1) Choshu wants nothing to do with him and 2) some of the DDT wrestlers are getting annoyed by Ihashi’s behaviour and now want to kick his ass. Yukio Sakaguchi mainly.

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

1. Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
2. HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
3. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dieno Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Rey Paloma
4. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

Dieno is going both hard mode and easy mode at the same time for his homecoming match.

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

1. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino
2. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
3. Ryutaro Watanabe Debut Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryutaro Watanbe
4. If You Wrestle, Do Something Like This! Matsuyama Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

DDT and Big Japan are running shows back to back in the same venue that day. However I don’t think there will be cross-promotional matches on either show.

Ryutaro Watanabe was a DDT trainee from 2012 who was never able to wrestle because of two dislocated shoulder injuries. Now he returns years later asking Sanshiro Takagi if he could finally debut and do so in front of his hometown. Takagi accepted and Watanabe will wrestle against Tetsuya Endo. Endo was chosen because his debut in 2012 is the closest to the time Watanabe was in training.

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

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

Last year Mineo Fujita created a promotion called Chinko Pro Wrestling and held shows every month or two until a dick injury took him out of action. Fujita blamed the injury on accumulated damage to his dick from wrestling on those shows so this July he is putting the company on hiatus until his dick has fully recovered. Tominaga wants to wrestle Fujita on behalf of Ganbare☆Wrestling to prove that Ganpro is better than Chinko Pro. This impressed Ken Ohka enough to take Tominaga out of his already booked tag match and put him against Fujita one on one.

Aaron Anders is from Compound Pro Wrestling in Oklahoma, USA. He takes Tominaga’s original spot in the opening tag team match.

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

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
2. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi

Yuki Ueno is back from injury so the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles can be defended again.

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

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

The other members of DAMNATION are keeping themselves busy while Sasaki & Soma Takao are making HARASHIMA’s life a groin kicking misery. Endo & Mad Paulie are now going after the KO-D Tag Titles.

DDT “BATTLE OF NAGANO”, 15/07/2018
Nagano Mielparque Hall

1. Shinsyu Pro Wrestling Offer Match: X Vs X
2. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
3. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Shigehiro Irie and Higuchi won’t be finished with each other yet after their title match.


Maho Kurone Out Of Action, ALL OUT Target 6-Man Tag Titles, Iino’s Knock On Challenge Is Back

June 1, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUKUBASAN~”, 02/06/2018
Ibaraki Tsukuba Capio

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs KUDO, Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Daiki Shimomura
3. Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata
6. Tsukaba Specialty! Gama Oil Sales Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

The current Right To Challenge gauntlet holders are Meiko Satomura, Tetsuya Endo, Antonio Honda, MAO and Mizuki Watase.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 03/06/2018
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106

1. Marika Kobashi, Yuka Sakazaki & Raku Vs Mizuki, Hinano & X
2. Azusa Christie Vs Yuki Kamifuku
3. 3 Way Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuki Aino
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Take A Chance: Miu Vs Hikari
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1A: Reika Saiki Vs Yuu
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1B: Hyper Misao Vs Saki-sama
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1C: Miyu Yamashita Vs Maki Ito
8. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1D: Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yuna Manase

Unfortunately Maho Kurone will be taking a break from Tokyo Joshi Pro to recover from her recent poor health. She had been suffering from headaches and dizziness that have been bad enough to take her off shows. After getting consulted in relation to these symptoms, Kurone was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and told to recover from home for the time being. Her future plans will be determined once she goes through more examinations. Kurone’s absence means she will not be competing in the Tokyo Princess Cup. The cards for the upcoming Tokyo Joshi shows will go through the necessary changes as soon as their decisions are made.

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

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

Before Yuki Iino got injured he began a planned seven match trial series of matches in DNA. He only completed one against Shigehiro Irie before it was put on hold. Since his return match is now against Konosuke Takeshita it makes sense for DNA to bring the trial back and continue where they left off.

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

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda Vs Daiki Shimomura
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
4. Utsunomiya Specialty! Romantic Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi

ALL OUT have declared their intentions to become the next KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions. When Takeshita saw the DNA team win the belts, he felt something special. But he is the leader of DDT’s new generation and he needs to be a champion now that he no longer has the KO-D Openweight Title. Since that’s out of his range for now, he is focusing on all of the DDT tag championships. Akito says ALL OUT needs the 6-Man Titles more than the DNA team do. That the belts haven’t been defended since April is Akito’s proof of this. Shunma Katsumata says the time is right for ALL OUT to be champions. Their challenge hasn’t been accepted yet but a tag match between Takeshita & Akito against Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno will certainly set it up.

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

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
3. ALL OUT Vs DDT Now Variety Group!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda

Looks like the name Makoto Oishi gave to the long time comedy generation of DDT wrestlers has stuck. He, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda and Super Sasadango Machine all represent the DDT Now Variety Group.

NIHON KOGAKUIN COLLEGE X DDT “BREAKTHROUGH LIMIT ~PREMIUM ONE NIGHT ONLY~”, 29/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi
2. Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Miyu Yamashita & Yuki Aino
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Danshoku Dieno & Kazusada Higuchi

DDT is teaming up with the Nihon Kogakuin College to teach their college students how to put together events as well as offering them the first step towards becoming pro wrestling fans.

DDT “BATTLE OF NAGANO”, 15/07/2018
Nagano Mielparque Hall

1. SWF Offer Match: X Vs X
2. X Vs X
3. X Vs X

DDT will be participating at a concert in Nagano headlined by LOW IQ 01 and ANOTHER BEAT BREAKERS. If the first name sounds familiar, that’s because it is the musician behind Katsuyori Shibata’s theme song (please release that song!). The DDT wrestlers advertised for the show are Toru Owashi, Konosuke Takeshita, Daisuke Sasaki, Danshoku Dieno, Mizuki Watase and Tetsuya Endo. There will also be a match provided by local indie SWF.


DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2018 IN SHIMIZU” Results

January 13, 2018

DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2018 IN SHIMIZU”, 13/01/2018
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill
235 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Kouki Iwasaki and Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Oishi pinned Shimatani with the Miracle Ecstasy (10:39).
2. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Akito (4) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (4) with the Rolling Jr. Olympic Hell Part I (9:35).
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Joey Ryan (4) defeated Jiro Kuroshio (6) with the Super Kick (10:46).
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Shuji Ishikawa (8) defeated Soma Takao (4) with the Splash Mountain (11:53).
5. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA (6) defeated Masahiro Takanashi (2) with the Somato (11:41).
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Kazusada Higuchi (6) defeated Mike Bailey (4) with the Doctor Bomb (14:11).
7. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii (6) defeated Tetsuya Endo (7) with the Kneel Kick (17:39).

A Block

1. Tetsuya Endo (7)
2. Keisuke Ishii (6)
-. HARASHIMA (6)
-. Jiro Kuroshio (6)
5. Konosuke Takeshita (5)
6. Joey Ryan (4)
7. Masahiro Takanashi (2)

B Block

1. Shuji Ishikawa (8)
2. Daisuke Sasaki (6)
3. Kazusada Higuchi (6)
-. Mike Bailey (4)
-. Yukio Sakaguchi (4)
-. Soma Takao (4)
-. Akito (4)

The field is getting narrower as the D-King Grand Prix heads towards its final stretch. Tetsuya Endo still leads Block A but his loss to Keisuke Ishii today means he’s only just ahead by a point. Ishii avoided the Shooting Star Press and hit Endo with everything that he could. The Fisherman Buster, Exploder Suplex and Tiger Suplex didn’t work. Endo hit the Tetsuya In The Sky for a last gasp chance but Ishii kicked out. Finally the Kneel Kick from Ishii put Endo away. Ishii said the win means the possibility of becoming the Grand Prix champion is still there for him. He thinks if he beats Konosuke Takeshita tomorrow then he will qualify for the final. Endo needs to beat HARASHIMA to guarantee his spot in the final. A draw leaves his fate up to Ishii versus Takeshita. Endo thinks the only thing missing from his game right now is financial strength. DAMNATION already has cute and popular wrestlers, what they need now is money!

Over in Block B Kazusada Higuchi is still in the fight after beating Mike Bailey. The result could have been different because Bailey hit the Ultima Weapon but took too long to cover Higuchi. When Higuchi recovered he did the Doctor Bomb for the three count. Higuchu admitted he barely survived the match. He hit Bailey many times but it was still in intense battle. Now all that is left is Shuji Ishikawa. Higuchi must beat him to reach the final.

The third wrestler chasing for the top spot in Block A is HARASHIMA. He feels like his nerves are wearing him out but he kept his head clear enough to get past Masahiro Takanashi. HARASHIMA must beat Endo tomorrow and hope Ishii does not beat Takeshita. Takanashi is out of the tournament but he has so much respect for HARASHIMA he will beat Joey Ryan for him.

Ishikawa got back on track with a win over Soma Takao, surviving a surprise attack in the beginning. Ishikawa says his body is big and his mind is strong and motivated. His final opponent Higuchi is one of the few wrestlers in DDT who can match up to his power in a direct fight so he is ready for tomorrow’s collision.

Jiro Kuroshio’s final match in the tournament ended in a loss to Joey Ryan. He went for the Ikemen Clutch but Ryan stuck a lollipop into his mouth and Super Kicked him. He ends his run with 3 wins and 3 losses. Kuroshio is happy with how he did and he wants to appear more for DDT in the future. He said he found something he wants to do here.

Akito busted out the Rolling Olympic Hell I to destroy Yukio Sakaguchi’s chances of reaching the final. Akito thinks his entire performance wasn’t good but he still got a lot out of the Grand Prix. He hopes Takeshita ends up winning the tournament. Sakaguchi is worried that the damage his legs have taken throughout the tournament will prevent him from winning his last match tomorrow.


D-King Grand Prix 2018 Schedule

December 4, 2017

DDT is trying out a round robin tournament to set up the main event of their next Sumo Hall show in March. The D-King Grand Prix will have two blocks both consisting of seven wrestlers. The winners of each block face each other in the final and the tournament champion gets added to the main event of “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”. This is the first round robin DDT has done since the 2010 Young Drama Cup and I think the first on DDT’s main shows since the 2005 KO-D Tag League. Every block match has a 30 minute time limit, I assume the final will have no time limit. Every show during the group stage will have one or two non-tournament matches as well.

A Block

Konosuke Takeshita
HARASHIMA
Keisuke Ishii
Tetsuya Endo
Masahiro Takanashi
Joey Ryan
Jiro Kuroshio

B Block

Daisuke Sasaki
Yukio Sakaguchi
Soma Takao
Akito
Kazusada Higuchi
Mike Bailey
Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN SHINJUKU”, 05/01/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Jiro Kuroshio
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Keisuke Ishii
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazusada Higuchi
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Mike Bailey Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN OSAKA 2 DAYS”, 07/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Tetsuya Endo
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Joey Ryan
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Akito Vs Mike Bailey

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN OSAKA 2 DAYS”, 08/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Joey Ryan
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Jiro Kuroshio
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Kazusada Higuchi
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Mike Bailey
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Akito Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN NERIMA”, 10/01/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii Vs Joey Ryan
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Soma Takao
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN YOKOHAMA”, 11/01/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii Vs Jiro Kuroshio
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Joey Ryan
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Shuji Ishikawa
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Mike Bailey
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Akito

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN SHIMIZU”, 13/01/2018
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii Vs Tetsuya Endo
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Joey Ryan Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mike Bailey
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN SHINKIBA”, 14/01/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Keisuke Ishii
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Joey Ryan
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Mike Bailey
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 THE FINAL!!”, 28/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – Final: Winner Of A Block Vs Winner Of B Block


DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN SHIMIZU ~DRAMATIC DREAM TUNA~” Results

January 15, 2017

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DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN SHIMIZU ~DRAMATIC DREAM TUNA~”, 15/01/2017
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill
207 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai when Katsumata pinned Hirata with the Kasadora (10:54).
2. 3 Way Match: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Toru Owashi and Guanchulo when Takanashi pinned Guanchulo with the Coax (8:38).
3. One And Only! The Rare Gay Wrestler Danshoku Dino’s Long Awaited Return Match For The First Time In 11 Days!: Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase ended in a No Contest (11:27).
4. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when KUDO pinned Iwasaki with the Diving Double Knee Drop (13:32).
5. Shizuoka Specialty! Sharp, Sharp, Clear! Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Makoto Oishi with a Short Range Lariat (19:51).
6. Smile Squash Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano when Sasaki pinned HARASHIMA with the Vietnam Driver II (17:01).

The battles between HARASHIMA and Daisuke Sasaki keep on tilting back and forth. This time Sasaki ended the fight on top, pinning HARASHIMA in the main even 6-Man Tag. He countered a Crucifix into the NOW OR NEVER. Tetsuya Endo followed up with a Swan Dive 450 Splash then Sasaki got the pin with the Vietnam Driver II. After the match Sasaki again lied about wanting to fight fair with HARASHIMA. This time HARASHIMA knew Sasaki was going to kick him low so he caught it. Sasaki acted embarrassed and promised never to do something stupid like that ever again. He even had Endo come over and hold down his right leg so it wouldn’t kick out. This was all a distraction for Sasaki to kick HARASHIMA below the belt with his left leg.

Problems rose between Konosuke Takeshita and Makoto Oishi at the beginning of the show. Both of them wanted to do the opening speech and they proceeded to argue over who sold more T-shirts. Takeshita said that he’s been training non-stop at the gym because he wants to main event at Saitama Super Arena. Oishi replied that he’s been wrestling since before Takeshita was in elementary school and their match later will be the culmination of his 15 year career. They then both stopped dead in their tracks to warmly welcome everyone to the start of the show. After Takeshita beat Oishi in the semi-main event, he apologised for the mean things he said before. He said today they fought the kind of big match he expects to have in Saitama. He hopes when he goes on to win the KO-D Openweight Title there, Oishi’s friends and mother will be there to watch him. Then they can have a title match together for them.

Masahiro Takanashi wasn’t impressed with Team DNA. He thinks the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match will have the same result at today. Total victory for Shuten-dōji!

11 days away from the ring left Danshoku Dino feeling pretty excited to return. His perverted antics got so bad that his return match had to be called off. It was at the point where there was a giant pile on with Yukinori Matsui stuck in the middle when Matsui decided enough was enough.