August 18, 2019

DDT “IT IS DRAMATIC YEAH 2019”, 18/08/2019
Aichi Nagoya City Kashiwajima Sports Center
222 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Hiroshi Yamato defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the Fisherman Suplex (10:35).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Biwajima Specialty! Kishimen, Hitabushi, Doteni, Miso 4 Way Match: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Yuki Ueno (c), Mad Paulie and Makoto Oishi when Takanashi pinned Ueno with a School Boy (8:13).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1,403rd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c) with a Backslide Pin (1:31 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,404th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuki Ueno defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with a Diving Body Press (1:32 pm).
*Yuki Ueno becomes the 1,405th champion.
3. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Mizuki Watase when Owashi pinned Watase with the Shonenba (10:38).
4. Shunma Katsumata Marunage Match – Toy Block Hardcore Match: MAO defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Cannonball 450 through the plastic case filled with toy blocks.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Yuki Ueno (c) with a Manjigatame (2:23 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,406th champion.
5. Lucha Libre Rules: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Antonio Honda & Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 when Takeshita pinned Honda with a School Boy (16:39).
6. Nagoya Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Kazusada Higuchi when Endo submitted Hirata with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (18:20).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuki Ueno defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with a Concrete Block Strike (3:26 pm).
*Yuki Ueno becomes the 1,407th champion.

Daisuke Sasaki kept distracting Kazusada Higuchi by telling him he was his daddy. It got to the point where Higuchi lowered his guard when his “daddy” asked for a hug only for Soma Takao to attack him from behind. Tetsuya Endo made Kazuki Hirata submit to the Modified Yurikamome Hold while Sasaki held HARASHIMA in place with the Crossface Lock. After the match Endo gave HARASHIMA a Dropkick and insulted him for failing to protect his friends. Sasaki joked about Higuchi acting rebellious today but is slowly coming around to accepting who is daddy is. The DAMNATION members then congratulated Endo for finishing in 3rd place at a Best Body Japan contest in Yamagata yesterday.

All four wrestlers in the semi-main event ended up getting stripped down to their underwear as the match went on. What a way for Konosuke Takeshita to celebrate the 7th anniversary of his debut wrestling match! He offered to have a singles match with Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 some day.

Shunma Katsumata brought along buckets of toy blocks and MAO brought his concrete blocks for their death match. The ring filled with the toy blocks when the wrestlers spilled the buckets over each other. The concrete blocks came into play when MAO placed them on top of Katsumata’s chest then hit a Hollywood Star Press onto them. Katsumata got his own back by giving MAO a Facecrusher onto the bricks. The ending had MAO filled a plastic case with toy blocks, place it on top of Katsumata and then crash through them onto Katsumata with the Cannonball 450. MAO said he will never lose to Katsumata but he enjoys wrestling him in fun matches like these so they should do more.

Here’s the latest shenanigans over the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. The first change happened when Masahiro Takanashi won the 4 Way Match. Makoto Oishi pinned him after the match to win the belt only for Yuki Ueno to hit a Diving Body Press out of nowhere to be the champion again. Oishi attacked Ueno during intermission and won the title with an Octopus Hold. Then at the end of the show Ueno knocked out Oishi with one of the concrete bricks to take back the title. Keigo Nakamura tried to attack Ueno for the belt but couldn’t get the job done.

Video – “CRY TO THE FIRE! 2019” Digest Highlights

August 14, 2019

DDT “CRY TO THE FIRE! 2019”, 10/08/2019
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall
195 Fans

1. Soma Takao, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato Vs MAO, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
2. Kazuki Hirata Marunage Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (w/ Sanshiro Takagi) Vs Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma
3. The Last Time Was Only A Signing Event, Danshoku Dieno Will Wrestle In Hiroshima For The First Time In A Year And Two Months 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Makoto Oishi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazusada Higuchi

Video – DISASTER Joshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi

August 5, 2019

Shinjuku FACE
462 Fans – No Vacancy

DISASTER Joshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Shinjuku Super Whirlwind!~ 6-Women Tag Team Elimination Match: Hara Shimako, Kazuko Hirata & Yuko Ueno Vs Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Shun❤️Carousel

Video – ALL OUT Vs Kodaka/Hidaka/Abe For The KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles!

August 5, 2019

Shinjuku FACE
417 Fans – No Vacancy

KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe


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 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 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.