DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.31 ~LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT~” Results

March 14, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.31 ~LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT~”, 14/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE
315 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Gran MilliMeters Team Leader Decision Battle: Daiki Shimomura defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Running Elbow Smash (6:17).
2. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 1st Battle: Kohei Sato defeated Dai Suzuki with a Running Elbow Bat (2:48).
3. Road To The Best Tag Manager In 2017 ~ One Nominated Bout Without Permission: Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato defeated Guanchulo & Rekka when Sato submitted Guanchulo with the Cross Armbreaker (16:12).
4. Our DNA ~ Six Men Full Of Grudges: Akebono, Shogun Okamoto & LEONA defeated Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Akebono pinned Ueno with an Elbow Drop (9:27).
5. PREMIUM GIG TOP OF THE NEXT: Kouki Iwasaki defeated MAO with a Verical Drop Brainbuster (9:53).
6. “THE RIVALS” Each Stand By Me: Shunma Katsumata & Kotaro Suzuki defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey when Katsumata pinned Higuchi with the Kasadora (16:32).

Shunma Katsumata got the surprise pin on Kazusada Higuchi, beating the big man for the first time in his career. Katsumata thanked Kotaro Suzuki for giving him the power in their singles match at “DNA EP.30” to beat Higuchi. He wants to make DNA more exciting by collaborating with Suzuki more in the future. But Higuchi is still in the way. Earlier in the show it was announced that Mike Bailey will main event the DNA Korakuen Hall show on 10th May. Higuchi wants to be Bailey’s opponent so he can avenge his defeat to from last year’s DNA Grand Prix final. Katsumata wants that spot too so he challenged Higuchi to a match on 21st April. The winner will face Bailey at Korakuen.

Kouki Iwasaki got the victory over MAO by rolling out of the way of the Cannonball 450. MAO kicked out of a Soccer Kick but the Vertical Drop Brainbuster afterwards had him beat. Iwasaki said afterwards that he will fight any big names that come to DNA. Suddenly Kazushi Sakuraba appeared. He said he likes to tease people and bully the younger wrestlers in the ring so he’s coming back to DNA on 21st April to bully Iwasaki again. The Gracie Hunter is now the DNA Hunter! He is also bringing somebody to team up with, Kendo Kashin! After the announcement a mystery man in a lion mask ran into the ring and sprayed Iwasaki in the eyes with the cold spray. He then saluted to Sakuraba and ran out of the ring.

Mizuki Watase and LEONA were at each other’s throats for most of the 6-Man Tag. They brawled up to the stage while Akebono took care of Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Ueno inside the ring.

The YOUNG DONUTS were picked apart by Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato. Guanchulo is happy just to be teaming with Rekka and show off YOUNG DONUTS to the world. In the backstage interview Sato pointed at the DNA logo. He doesn’t know what the D, N, A or GIG stand for but FIGHTING is at the beginning and that means everything to him. Don’t you forget it!

The first match in Dai Suzuki’s 7 bout series ended in failure. Kohei Sato was too scary for Suzuki to stand up to and he was clobbered in under 3 minutes. It’s only going to get worse because opponent #2 is Masato Tanaka!

The match to determine the team leader of Gran MilliMeters ended a bit rougher than intended. Nobuhiro Shimatani suffered a bloody nose after being hit with a Running Elbow Smash from Daiki Shimomura.


DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~” Results

February 23, 2017

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DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
Shinjuku FACE
450 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. FIGHTING GIG STARTING SIGNAL Run!: Guanchulo & Rekka defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Guanchulo pinned Shimatani with the DVD (9:52).
2. Youth’s Esperanza 2017: MAO defeated Yuki Ueno with the Cannonball 450 (9:52).
3. Dai Suzuki Which Way Is Your Tomorrow?: Shogun Okamoto defeated Dai Suzuki with a Back Drop (4:14).
4. Stand By The Sky: Kotaro Suzuki defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Tiger Driver (14:27).
5. Running Without End: Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase when Sakuraba submitted Iwasaki with the Perfect Yurikamome (10:50).
6. FIRST GIG MAIN EVENT “THE POWER”: Kazusada Higuchi & Akebono defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Yuji Okabayashi when Higuchi pinned Yoshimura with the Goten (15:18).

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DDT New Attitude is now Fighting Gig DNA! The development brand for DDT took a big step towards establishing themselves as its own product. With S.P.E. Entertainment managing the events, DNA redesigned its logo and now has its own new theme song. Also some of the wrestlers came out with new gear and entrance music. The show began with all 18 wrestlers lining up while the guest ring announcer Masahiro Ehara announced the beginning of DNA’s next story.

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In the build-up to the relaunch, the least experienced wrestler on the roster was building up the most ego. Naomi Yoshimura was eager to start the main event by charging past his partner Yuji Okabayashi and towards Kazusada Higuchi to catch him off guard. The match turned around when Akebono tagged in to absorb all of the chops and Shoulder Blocks his opponents could throw at him. Yoshimura was a glory hog throughout the match and refused to tag out even though he was overwhelmed. Okabayashi angrily reminded him it was a tag match and finally got to tag in and clean house. Yoshimura tagged back in and with Okabayashi gave Akebono a Double Brainbuster. He wanted to finish off Higuchi with a Lariat but Higuchi stopped him with a Lariat of his own. Yoshimura kicked out of the Doctor Bomb but Higuchi ended up putting him away with the Goten.

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After the match Akebono thanked Higuchi and Okabayashi for the match. He then turned to Yoshimura and complimented him on a good job. Akebono said he would like to come back and then left the ring. Higuchi thanked the fans for coming to see DNA’s relaunch. He told Yoshimura to watch his attitude a little but other than that he would gladly fight him again and again. A representative from one of the show sponsors Premium Water Shop then came out. He thought it was a wonderful show so he wanted to make a donation to DNA. He announced that DNA will have a show in Korakuen Hall on 10th May! Higuchi was excited by the news until Shunma Katsumata grabbed the microphone from him. Katsumata declared that he will main event the Korakuen show, not Higuchi. Higuchi said he is on top of DNA and he won’t give up his throne to anyone. If it is a new era for DNA, he will be leading the charge.

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While Mizuki Watase and LEONA fought each other outside the ring, Kouki Iwasaki had the displeasure of being twisted apart by Kazushi Sakuraba. Watase and LEONA continued fighting after the match ended. LEONA apologised in his backstage interview and blamed it on himself feeling a bit off. Sakuraba said Iwasaki has a strong Low Kick and he’d like to wrestle him again.

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Kotaro Suzuki was full of praise for Shunma Katsumata, describing their match as a wonderful contest. Suzuki said when he was three years into his career he did not have the movement and technique that Katsumata currently has. However a key difference maker in this match was stamina. Suzuki had more of it and Katsumata can’t hit his big moves without it. Suzuki then suggested that Katsumata should team with him so he can steal all his moves… er I mean learn more by watching.

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Dai Suzuki tried to shake off his loss to Shogun Okamoto with as much dignity as he could muster. He then broke down while failing to convince the audience he is still undefeated. The show sponsor then came out accompanied by an MC named MEGA-G. They informed Suzuki he will be going through a 7 match series with every match having a 7 minute time limit. If he loses all 7 matches then he must retire! However a win and even a draw will save Suzuki’s career. His first match in this series will be against Kohei Sato on 14th March.

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MAO’s Screw Kick was the deciding factor in him beating Yuki Ueno. Afterwards Ueno said he can’t figure out where that kick came from so he couldn’t defend against it. Ueno will now focus on more training to make sure he won’t lose his next match. As for MAO, he is just going to keep doing what he is doing in DNA and see where it takes him.

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Guanchulo & Rekka claim that they too have been reborn along with DNA. Together they are calling themselves the YOUNG DONUTS! They aren’t the only wrestlers thinking up team names. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani are thinking about calling themselves Gran Millimeter because they are small but strong like Gran Hamada.

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On the same week NASA discovered seven new planets, DNA introduced seven new trainees. Kento Namatame (生田目研人) is a 26 year old from Tokyo who has experience training with CMLL. Ryota Kimoto (木本凌太) is a 19 year old from Hokkaido and comes from Sapporo Amateur Pro Wrestling. Daisuka Kurahashi (倉橋大亮) is a 23 year old from Akita and was trained by Animal Hamaguchi. Kazuki Yoshida (吉田和樹) is a 20 year old from Niigata and has baseball experience. Mago-ichi (孫一?) is a 30 year old bodybuilder from northern China. Yuki Iino (飯野雄貴) is a 22 year old rugby player from Tokyo. Finally Kenichi Ito (伊藤健一) is a 41 year old MMA fighter from Tokyo.


Sakuraba And LEONA In DNA

January 17, 2017

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DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Stand By The Sky: Shunma Katsumata Vs Kotaro Suzuki
2. Running Without End: Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA

The new look DNA welcomes Kazushi Sakuraba and LEONA to its relaunch next month. The two will take on Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase. The four of them appeared at a press conference with Sakuraba wearing a white jiu-jitsu belt over his suit. Sakuraba explained he wore it to represent his first time in DNA because it is the first belt you earn in jiu-jitsu. Iwasaki is only focusing on Sakuraba and hopes to fight him one on one at some point. Watase is thrilled to fight the man he watched on TV back in elementary school. However he and LEONA had a war of words over whether or not LEONA is worthy of being in the match. Sakuraba admitted he hasn’t seen LEONA wrestle but he thinks they can work together as a team.

Kotaro Suzuki was impressed by what he saw at the last DNA show and said he would be happy to come back. Shunma Katsumata took him up on that offer. Katsumata wants DNA to fight as fierce as Suzuki does.


DDT “DNA 28” Results

December 17, 2016

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DDT “DNA 28”, 17/12/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall
136 Fans

1. Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuki Ueno with the Throwaway Power Bomb (6:18).
2. Farewell To The Strongest Enemy Of His Lifetime!! Farewell! My Beloved Brother!!: Guanchulo & Rekka defeated Dai Suzuki & Tigger Bedscene when Guanchulo pinned Suzuki with the VHS (9:32).
3. Atsushi Maruyama defeated Mizuki Watase with a Cross Armbreaker (10:35).
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Endo pinned Shimatani with the Torture Rack Bomb (14:24).
5. Yuki Sato defeated Shunma Katsumata with the New Tornado Clutch (10:25).
6. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Nakatsu pinned Higuchi with the V Slider (19:50).

Ryota Nakatsu continues to be a nuisance to DNA, this time getting the pin over it’s top wrestler. Nakatsu targeted Kazusada Higuchi’s arm and countered a Lariat with a Cross Armbreaker. Higuchi avoided the V Slider and hit the Lariat on another try but Nakatsu kicked out. Nakatsu cut Higuchi’s momentum short with a Sleeper Hold. Ryuichi Sekine caused damage with a High Kick, then Nakatsu followed up with a Buzzsaw Kick. Higuchi was too dazed to fight off the V Slider and lost the match. After the match Nakatsu bragged that he has now done it all in DNA and won’t be coming back. Kouki Iwasaki stopped him and said they haven’t fought each other one on one yet. Nakatsu shrugged him off. He just beat Higuchi so why should he care about Iwasaki? The challenge wouldn’t go away though so Nakatsu eventually agreed but on one condition. If Iwasaki loses, he has to go back to the bottom and start as a trainee all over again.

Over in K-DOJO, Yuki Sato was hearing stories about a DNA wrestler who wanted a match with him. That wrestler turned out to be Shunma Katsumata. Sato won and thinks that Katsumata is still a rough cut, His technique isn’t fully precise yet.

DAMNATION brought a beating to Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani, throwing them onto chairs at ringside. Daisuke Sasaki gave Shimomura a Brainbuster onto a chair, leaving Shimatani to fend for himself for a lot of the match. Shimomura returned but was taken out again with a Facecrusher and a Diving Body Attack from Sasaki. Tetsuya Endo then finished off Shimatani with the Torture Rack Bomb. Shimomura was left depressed that he couldn’t do anything either on his own or as part of a team. Shimatani said it was his first time being thrown onto a chair and it was really painful.

According to Atsushi Maruyama, Mizuki Watase thinks highly of himself. Watase thinks he is irreplacable in DNA, a treasure for the brand. Maruyama thinks Watase should instead focus on his future because he wasn’t able to do anything that would have won him the match. Maruyama suggested Watase should start using a Tiger Suplex and learn the skills of a tiger.

Naomi Yoshimura is two for two after beating Yuki Ueno in the opener. A Lariat, a Power Slam and then the Throwaway Power Bomb were just too powerful for Ueno to handle. Yoshimura is friends with Ueno but he hopes everyone notices the difference in ability between them.


DDT “DNA 27” Videos

December 9, 2016

DDT “DNA 27”, 16/11/2016
Hanayashiki Park Hall
163 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House


1. Guanchulo Vs Yuki Ueno


2. Dai Suzuki Comeback: Dai Suzuki Vs Konosuke Takeshita


3. Average Height 163cm Minimum Load: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi


4. MAO Vs Shiori Asahi


5. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shunma Katsumata


6. Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu


DDT “DNA 27” Results

November 16, 2016

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DDT “DNA 27”, 16/11/2016
Hanayashiki Park Hall
163 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Guanchulo defeated Yuki Ueno with the Death Valley Driver (8:09).
2. Dai Suzuki Comeback: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Dai Suzuki with a Single Leg Crab Hold (10:43).
3. Average Height 163cm Minimum Load: Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Oosugi pinned Shimatani with the PICTURES (7:09).
4. Shiori Asahi defeated MAO with a Cradle (9:19).
5. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Goten (12:16).
6. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase when Nakatsu pinned Watase with the V Slider (16:40).

An angry Mizuki Watase fought against Cavalry but ultimately fell to Ryota Nakatsu. A High Kick, a German Suplex and the V Slider won the match for Cavalry. Nakatsu’s night wasn’t done however as Kouki Iwasaki challenged him to a match one on one. Kazusada Higuchi then came out and said he will stop being silent. He also wants a match with Nakatsu. Iwasaki and Higuchi began arguing over who should get the match until Nakatsu told them he is willing to fight either of them in a single or a tag match. Nakatsu then repeatedly shouted “BASARA is better than DNA!”

An injury kept Shunma Katsumata from entering the DNA Grand Prix. His goal for the tournament was to beat Higuchi on route to winning the entire tournament. He at least got his chance to face Higuchi here. He focused on hitting Higuchi with Dropkicks until he could put Higuchi in position for the Swan Dive X Factor. But Higuchi caught him in midair and delivered the Oklahoma Stampede. Katsumata still had life left in him but Higuchi put him away with the Goten.

MAO was overwhelmed by the gap of experience between himself and Shiori Asahi. He tried to prepare for Asahi’s intelligence, stamina and movement pattern but could not beat his opponent. He still saw the match as a good opportunity to learn from a highly technical wrestler.

Dai Suzuki had been missing from DNA and the rest of DDT since March. His goal for his return match was using pro wrestling to make people happy. However when Konosuke Takeshita submitted him with a Crab Hold, Suzuki refused to shake his hand after the match. He claims to be filled with happy feelings but that means nothing if he does not improve and work harder.


DDT “TOKYO RAMEN SHOW 2016 WRESTLING” Results

October 29, 2016

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DDT “TOKYO RAMEN SHOW 2016 WRESTLING”, 28/10/2016
Tokyo Komazawa Olympic Park
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1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Miyu Yamashita & Rika Tatsumi defeated Syoko Nakajima & Maho Kurone when Tatsumi submitted Kurone with the Dragon Sleeper (9:50).
2. NωA Vs DDT Ramen & Ebisuko Allies: Makoto Oishi & MAO defeated Akito & Gota Ihashi when MAO pinned Ihashi with the Never Give Up☆Guillotine Drop (10:01).

Bad weather did little to dampen NωA’s excitement for this outdoor show. They performed their second single “Going My Way!!! ~You Are Not Alone~” to a live audience for the first time. Shunma Katsumata wrote the lyrics, MAO composed the music and Makoto Oishi planned the choreography. When the performance was over Oishi & MAO took part in a Falls Count Anywhere match against Akito & Gota Ihashi. Before the match began Ihashi asked Oishi why was he acting like an idol when he is old enough to be MAO’s uncle? He then made up some new lyrics making fun of NωA. That sparked a fight that went into the crowd before returning to the mat area. MAO hit his leap frog Never Give Up☆Guillotine Drop on Ihashi for the three count. NωA ended the show with an encore of “Going My Way!!! ~You Are Not Alone~”.

A day before Rika Tatsumi challenges for the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title she scored a submission victory over the scary rookie Maho Kurone. Tatsumi appealed to the crowd to come see her win Tokyo Joshi Pro’s championship in Yokohama tomorrow.