Korakuen Tomorrow, Speedball Gets X Division Title Shot, ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji

November 22, 2017

DDT “UCHIKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
3. King’s Game The Animation Infomercial Match – 1 Vs 5 Handicap Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata, Koji Yoshida, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Saki Akai
4. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shiro Koshinaka, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title – No DQ Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

Akito has been frustrating HARASHIMA in their recent matches together with a pinfall victory being the most embarrassing for the KO-D Tag Team Champion. In more violent scenes, Daisuke Sasaki and Soma Takao have been throwing chairs at each other as their hatred grows between them.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES SHINJUKU”, 23/11/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Maho Kurone Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Marika Kobashi
3. Hyper Misao Return Match: Hyper Misao Vs Rika Tatsumi
4. Saki-sama Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Next Challenger & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase

The first ever defence of the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles headlines this show. We will also find out who out of Yuu and Miyu Yamashita will face Reika Saiki in the Korakuen Hall main event on 4th January.

DDT “BIG HOUSE ARROW HOMETOWN 2017”, 25/11/2017
Toyama Takaoka Coeur

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi & MAO
3. Akito Vs Shunma Katsumata
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
5. ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji!: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. Tale Of Toyama – Ken Ohka’s Triumphant Return! Takaoka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Ken Ohka Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Team OsaCanada of Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey have been doing very well together since they formed. Maybe a win over Danshoku Dino’s team will convince the producer to give them a Tag Team Title shot somewhere down the line.

DDT “I WANT TO SPREAD THE WINGS AND FLY 2017”, 26/11/2017
Yamagata Big Wing

1. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata
2. The Yaro Full Of YaroZ Full Conflict!: Toru Owashi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
3. Gorgeous Matsuno Debut In Yamagata 15th Anniversary Special Single Match: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Keisuke Ishii, Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
5. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
6. You And I Next To Yellow Cherries! Yamagata Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda

ALL OUT and Shuten-dōji are being put into a few preview matches to build up their upcoming championship match in Hakata.

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada Vs Kenou & Hajime Ohara
5. Impact X Division Title: Taiji Ishimori (c) Vs Mike Bailey
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

Mike Bailey has been granted a shot at the Impact X Division Championship against the new champion Taiji Ishimori. Originally Bailey asked for the title match if he could beat Ishimori but his use of Google Translate to send the request was misunderstood. Ishimori took the message as an immediate challenge and agreed to put the X Division Title on the line at Differ Ariake. Bailey realises how important this match now is for him. He looks up to Ishimori and he is honored to be getting such a big opportunity.

DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!”, 01/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

Kazuki Hirata was promised a championship match for beating Danshoku Dino over the weekend. Be careful what you wish for because he didn’t get exactly what he wanted.

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2017”, 10/12/2017
Hakata Star Lane

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

KUDO appreciates ALL OUT for keeping the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles warm but Shuten-dōji want their championship back. They had to vacate the titles in October because of KUDO’s injury.

Yuto Aijima and Azul Dragon will be on the show.

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DDT “DRAMATIC FLOWER FAIR 2017” Results

November 19, 2017

DDT “DRAMATIC FLOWER FAIR 2017”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall
351 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Mad Paulie defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Paulie Buster (7:05).
2. YuniωA Handicap Match Trials!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Yuni defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda when Oishi pinned Honda after the 2nd Rope Sky Twister Press from Yuni (7:25).
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated Toru Owashi, Keisuke Ishii, Kazuki Hirata & MAO when Sakaguchi submitted MAO with the Cobra Clutch (9:33).
4. Ref. DNA Naniwa War ~Osaka City Vs Yaoshi City~: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuki Ueno with the Throwaway Power Bomb (10:32).
5. P Playful Series: Kazuki Hirata defeated Danshoku Dino with a Gedo Clutch (9:46).
6. DAMNATION Vs Team OsaCanada!: Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when Bailey pinned Endo with the Ultima Weapon (13:21).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego (c) defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano when Akito pinned HARASHIMA with a European Clutch (19:36).
*V1 for ALL OUT.

Akito dodged the Somato and rolled HARASHIMA into a European Clutch to score a big victory in the main event. First of all, it was ALL OUT’s first successful defence of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Second, Akito pinned one half of the KO-D Tag Team Champions in the run up to the next defence of that title. Akito asked HARASHIMA if he felt embarrassed over today’s result. HARASHIMA always trains but so does Akito and he will roll up the KO-D Tag Titles just like he did to HARASHIMA today!

Shuten-dōji came out to challenge ALL OUT to a KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles Match. KUDO thanked the champions for increasing the value of the titles while he was gone. Now he and his Shuten-dōji brothers are going to take the belts back where they belong. The best thing for those belts are to be with Shuten-dōji.

Today was Diego’s final match in Osaka before he goes home. He told the audience he loves Osaka because there is so much delicious food here. He is happy to wrestle one last match in the area and promises to keep the 6-Man Tag Titles with ALL OUT until the end.

Soma Takao attacked Daisuke Sasaki with a chair backstage during Sasaki’s post-match interview. Takao even knocked over the comment booth on top of Sasaki before leaving. Tetsuya Endo tried to stop Takao but he got some chairshots too. It was a bad day for Endo because he took the fall against his upcoming rival Mike Bailey. A confident Bailey said he has not lost to Endo since their King Of DDT match. Bailey is on the way up but Endo is on the way down. Bailey thinks what happened today will also happen at Korakuen Hall.

Kazuki Hirata went into his match against Danshoku Dino with something to prove. He thinks he deserves a shot at one of the DDT championships. Dino wasn’t convinced that Hirata was strong enough to get one. Sure he beat Dino yesterday but that was with the help of his Hirata GO! glasses. Dino gave Hirata a challenge. If Hirata could beat Dino without using his GO! glasses then Dino will consider giving him a title match. Toru Owashi protested the idea saying Hirata is just a normal person without those glasses. But Hirata accepted the challenge. Throughout the match Owashi and other wrestlers tried to pass the glasses over to Hirata. Dino stopped them and put Hirata in a Sleeper Hold. From there Hirata got his hands on the glasses, put them on and powered out of Dino’s grip. Dino attempted the Danshoku Driver but Hirata countered it into a Jackknife just like from yesterday’s match. This time Dino kicked out. Dino went for the Gaydo Clutch but Hirata reversed it into his own Gedo Clutch for the unexpected three count. Everyone was surprised by the result, even Hirata! He began to dream about what championship he will be fighting for. The KO-D Openweight Title? The KO-D Tag Team Title? Maybe even the DDT Extreme Title? Nope. On 1st December Hirata will be challenging for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Dino tried to sell Hirata on the idea. After all, the Iron Man Title is the symbol of DDT. Also the current champion is Yuu from Tokyo Joshi Pro so Hirata will have to fight a girl for the belt. Should be easy for him. Disappointed but with no other choice, Hirata decided to accept it. He will beat Yuu to win the Iron Man Title then from there his aim is to win the KO-D Title!


DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2017” Results

November 12, 2017

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2017”, 12/11/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall
286 – No Vacancy

1. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Irie pinned Hirata with an Electric Chair (7:33).
2. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Takanashi pinned Oishi with the Hangover!! (7:08).
3. Memory Of Wonderful Wrestler Vs Gongitsune!: Keisuke Ishii defeated Antonio Honda with a Frankensteiner (8:31).
4. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Danshoku Dino & Nobuhiro Shimatani by TKO when Sakaguchi used the Sleeper Hold With Mustard On Shimatani (8:38).
5. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki when Takeshita pinned Iwasaki with the Surprise Rose (12:06).
6. The Best One Is Shiroishi City! No, It Is Osaki City! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Mike Bailey & MAO when Endo pinned MAO with the Shooting Star Press (16:44).

In the Battle of Miyagi Tetsuya Endo and MAO fought representing their respective hometowns, Shiroishi City for Endo and Osaki City for MAO. The match sponsor presented a 30kg bag of rice to MAO & Mike Bailey before the match began as a gift of encouragement. Unfortunately for them, Endo got the better of MAO and pinned him with the Shooting Star Press. Endo called out to Bailey after the match and told him the DDT ring is not his to love. He asked if his Japanese has gotten any better. If not then Bailey should study more because the other Canadian Endo knows can speak it fluently. Daisuke Sasaki cooled down the situation by suggesting Endo and MAO get along and unite for the good of the Miyagi prefecture. It was a trap and the DAMNATION wrestlers attacked MAO & Bailey. Sasaki then said he doesn’t know anything about Miyagi but Shiroishi is the best! Endo told MAO to return to the Osaki countryside.

ALL OUT and HARASHIMA came close to trading blows again after their latest match together. The two sides held up their respective championships belts during their face off after the match ended.

Danshoku Dino was shocked to discover that one of the fans he kissed during his entrance was a woman! When he recovered from the shock he changed subject to Nobuhiro Shimatani. He found out that somebody covered Shimatani’s mouth guard in mustard before the match. Dino decided to become “Sherlock Homo” so he can solve the mystery. Shimatani accused Yukio Sakaguchi for being behind the prank. Dino declared if their team could beat Shuten-dōji then that proves Sakaguchi is guilty. But if Shuten-dōji wins then Shimatani would have to apologise to him. Sakaguchi got his hands on the mustard tube and shoved it into Shimatani’s face during a Sleeper Hold. Yukinori Matsui thought the situation was so dangerous to Shimatani’s well being that he stopped the match and declared Shuten-dōji the winners. Sakaguchi was still in a sour move after the match but he washed the bad taste out of his mouth with sake.


DDT “KEISUKE ISHII BOX OFFICE PINK KNEEL KICK 2017 ~GOOD DAY’S TRAVEL~” Results

November 12, 2017

DDT “KEISUKE ISHII BOX OFFICE PINK KNEEL KICK 2017 ~GOOD DAY’S TRAVEL~”, 11/11/2017
Tokorozawa Citizen Gymnasium Sub-Arena
489 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Monbetsu Cannon Vs Shimatani’s Small Rifle: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Nodowa Otoshi (9:19).
2. Fresh Ariyama Greengrocer Cup Rumble: Mad Paulie defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Paulie Buster (14:38).
Order Of Elimination: Tetsuya Endo, Toru Owashi, Antonio Honda, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito and Kazuki Hirata.
3. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Danshoku Dino, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki when MAO pinned Matsunaga with the Cannonball 450 (8:21).
4. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase when KUDO pinned Watase with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:51).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Diego with La Mistica Cross Facelock (15:07.
*V3 for Daisuke Sasaki.
6. Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano when Ishii pinned Urano with the Kneel Kick (24:59).

Keisuke Ishii celebrated a successful box office in his family’s hometown of Tokorozawa. In the main event Ishii teamed with Shigehiro Irie fresh off of Irie’s latest excursion to America. They were victorious over Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano after the Beast Bomber followed by the Kneel Kick kept Urano down for the count. Ishii was happy with how the match turned out and he thanked the other three for getting involved. Ishii also asked Irie to team with him again because they make for a strong pairing. Irie told Ishii that they will be opponents on 23rd November for the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles match at Korakuen Hall. Irie will have to fight him because he wants to be a champion.

Diego failed to win the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title from Daisuke Sasaki. The two butted heads after the match and said some words in the heat of the moment after the match. Diego can’t remember what was said because he took so much damage during the match. In his post-match interview, Sasaki recalled the first time he met Diego. He was wrestling in Bolivia and came across this strange person who was able to speak to him in Japanese. He kept telling him he really wanted to go to Japan and wrestle there. Their paths would cross again a few times until Diego, then known as Guanchulo, finally made his way to Japan to wrestle for DDT. Sasaki’s next title defence is against Shinichiro Tominaga in Ganbare☆Wrestling. However, Sasaki wants to defend the belt against TAKA Michinoku somewhere else instead.

Today was KUDO’s first match back after the concussion from last month. It was also Kota Umeda’s first DDT match since September 2016. Shuten-dōji held a toast for the successful returns of them both. KUDO said that at last all four “sake drinks” are in stock again. Now it is time to go get some championships!

NωA invited Keisuke Ishii’s father to become the newest member of their group. He thanked them for the offer but turned them down because he wants to stay in Tokorozawa with his family.

Everybody entering the Fresh Ariyama Greengrocer Cup Rumble came equipped with a different vegetable provided by the match sponsor. Each wrestler had to take a bite out of their vegetable when they entered the ring and tell the audience how delicious it tastes. Tetsuya Endo didn’t do it so Mad Paulie had to stuff an onion into his mouth to prevent him from being disqualified. Paulie’s prize for winning the match was a bunch of matsutake mushrooms. Endo had to stop him from immediately eating all of it.

Makoto Oishi, Sanshiro Takagi and Toru Owashi met in the ring at the start of the show to promote the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles match on 23rd November. Takagi brought up the mystery captain of the YaroZ team and accidentally let slip that it is Shiro Koshinaka. He and Owashi quickly fled the ring when he realised what he did.


DDT “SHIN-KIBA, I CAME BACK!” Results

November 2, 2017

DDT “SHIN-KIBA, I CAME BACK!”, 02/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
378 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Danshoku Commandment ~Something Not To Do By Danshoku Producer~: Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
2. Danshoku Commandment ~Something Not To Do By Danshoku Producer~: Soma Takao defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Sorarina (2:36).
3. Danshoku Commandment ~Something Not To Do By Danshoku Producer~: Keisuke Ishii defeated Kazuki Hirata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (3:42).
4. Danshoku Commandment ~Something Not To Do By Danshoku Producer~: Danshoku Dino Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
5. Danshoku Commandment ~Something Not To Do By Danshoku Producer~: Toru Owashi Vs Tetsuya Endo ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
6. Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda when Bailey pinned Honda with the Ultima Weapon (11:51).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Decision Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie when Diego pinned Sasaki with the VHS (17:06).
*ALL OUT becomes the 31st KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Marufuji pinned Takanashi with the Shiranui (19:23).
*V3 for HarashiMarufuji.

KUDO watched on from the ringside corner as his Shuten-dōji brothers fought HarashiMarufuji for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Last time, KUDO was accidentally knocked out and concussed by Naomichi Marufuji. This time Yukio Sakaguchi used KUDO’s Hell Guillotine in the corner in tribute to KUDO. However HARASHIMA was there to save his partner from defeat. Even the Right Knee Of God from Sakaguchi that has plagued HARASHIMA all month wasn’t enough to keep him down today. Marufuji cut off Masahiro Takanashi with a Thrust Kick and then the Shiranui for the finish. Marufuji had a brief confrontation with KUDO & Sakaguchi after the match but Shuten-dōji left the ring quietly. Marufuji took the microphone and then asked why nobody else has come out to challenge the champions? He began talking about bringing the tag titles to NOAH and then called for Konosuke Takeshita to come down to the ring. Takeshita did so with Akito by his side. Marufuji was surprised to see Akito. They once had a singles match together in Sportiva Entertainment back in 2012. Akito reminded him of the match and thanked him for it. Takeshita told Marufuji that today’s main event gave him goosebumps and now he definitely wants to take the tag title from him. Marufuji said he would have to look at his NOAH schedule but he & HARASHIMA will accept the challenge. They all agreed to have the match on 23rd November in Korakuen Hall. Marufuji was hesitant to confirm it but once he got the diary up on his phone and saw the date was empty he guaranteed he will be there. Akito promised Marufuji he will tweet “Tomorrow is the tag title match” to him the day before the show so he won’t forget.

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles are active again and now belong to ALL OUT! The decision match saw Diego pin Daisuke Sasaki with the VHS to win his first serious championship in DDT. The win means a lot to Diego because it happened in Shin-Kiba 1st RING, the same venue where DDT held a goodbye show for him in May 2014. Diego then announced he will be returning home to Chile in December. He has only two months left in DDT but he promises to defend the 6-Man Tag Titles with ALL OUT until it’s time to leave. Sasaki attempted to ambush Diego but was foiled. Diego then picked up the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title and said he wants to win it from Sasaki and bring it with him to Chile! DAMNATION later blamed their defeat on their private LINE group. Sasaki and Shuji Ishikawa like using it but Mad Paulie wasn’t originally included and Tetsuya Endo isn’t on there much. That was the difference maker today.

Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda became jealous of Mike Bailey & MAO’s friendship. They tried to mimic their opponent’s double Asai Moonsault but failed and slipped off the ropes. Bailey & MAO did the move correctly and went on to win. Bailey afterwards said he will beat Tetsuya Endo on 23/11 and Taiji Ishimori at the Differ Cup on 28/11. MAO was sad the match was over. But he and Bailey will team again so look forward to it! MAO thinks maybe their team name can be Mike Inoue.

The rest of the show was all about the Danshoku Commandment series. Producer Danshoku Dino decided to pit a bunch of DDT wrestlers against each other in a series of 5 minute matches and reward them points based on the results. Dino would listen to suggestions and complaints from the wrestlers in the ring before deciding the match-ups. Makoto Oishi wanted a match that would improve his skills. As much as he enjoys singing and dancing for NωA he is also concerned about the unit’s poor win-loss record. Dino decided Oishi would face his NωA partner Shunma Katsumata because he wanted to see what would happen when two friends fought each other. Kouki Iwasaki requested a match against Dino. This was something he never wanted to ask for until he watched Dino’s matches from the P Playful Series. Dino declined and instead put him against Soma Takao. Kazuki Hirata wanted to pick on somebody younger than him so he asked for Nobuhiro Shimatani. Dino said no. A better idea would be to bring Hirata back to his roots and face Keisuke Ishii in a Monthly Young Communications reunion. Tetsuya Endo also wanted a match against Shimatani. Dino wouldn’t allow it because he was putting himself against Shimatani. This left Endo having to fight Toru Owashi in the final match. Three of the bouts lasted the full five minutes. Only Takao and Ishii were able to win their bouts in quick fashion. Oishi almost had Katsumata beaten with the Miracle Ecstasy. Dino had Shimatani trapped in the Strangle Hold P until the bell rang. Owashi asked Endo to shake his hand after their match but Endo gave him the middle finger. Later in the show Dino revealed the final scores. Ishii and Takao had 10 points, everybody who drew got 5 points and everybody who lost got 0 points. Somehow Mizuki Watase got 30 points and Yuki Ueno scored 84 points even though they weren’t part of the competition until now. Ueno was declared the winner.


DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~AUTUMN~” Results

October 15, 2017

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~AUTUMN~”, 14/10/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall
249 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Higuchi pinned Hirata with the Doctor Bomb (8:46).
2. Mad Paulie defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Paulie Buster (8:55).
3. Rocky Yokohama No. 1 Decision Battle: Rocky Kawamura defeated Antonio Honda with the Balboa Blow (8:36).
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase when Takanashi pinned Watase with a Modified Delfin Clutch (9:07).
5. ALL OUT Vs NωA: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Takeshita pinned Oishi with an Inverted Hurricanrana (10:19).
6. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino defeated Yuki Ueno with the Strangle Hold P (13:25).
7. Total Assets Of Ken Ohka! Hama’s Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka when Sasaki submitted Ohka with the Cross Facelock (16:14).
*DAMNATION acquires all of Ken Ohka’s money (690,619 Yen).

Once again Daisuke Sasaki has beaten Ken Ohka and taken all of his money. A grand total of 690,619 yen was on the line for the main event tag match. Even though Ohka had HARASHIMA on his side, Sasaki had Tetsuya Endo ready to keep him busy. Ohka’s chance to hit the Fire Spear was countered into the Cross Facelock and there was no escape for him. Sasaki took the envelope full of cash after the match. He now had so much money he felt like it could drive him crazy. He loves this feeling so much that he won’t quit wrestling after all. He wants to win more gold and money so he can get an even bigger buzz. He gave Mad Paulie 10,000 yen and Endo 30,000 yen to go spend at a love bar. Sasaki then asked Ohka how old his newborn kid is. Ohka said 9 months old. Sasaki gave Ohka 1,000 yen so he can go get the kid some milk. When DAMNATION left the ring Sasaki also handed Nobuhiro Shimatani 10,000 yen while he was carrying their stuff out of the room. Ohka swore revenge and said this isn’t the end. He is now a father with a young family. Ohka will show Sasaki eventually how strong he is because of his fatherhood.

Danshoku Dino developed a new submission move called the Strangle Hold P. Those who know about the different Strangle Hold submissions Kensuke Sasaki used to do will have an idea what it looks like. But since this is Dino doing the move it also involved the victim, Yuki Ueno in this instance, getting Dino’s crotch pressed against his face in the process. After the match Dino told Ueno he had to give him his pants for losing the match. Ueno refused and he told Dino how much he hated being put in that move. Dino decided not to take his pants because Ueno was honest with his feelings in the ring. It turns out that was the lesson Dino wanted to teach him today and his plan worked. Dino then noticed Konosuke Takeshita was watching him from a distance. Dino told him this is his way of life. DDT is his way of life. Takeshita will have to show him his way of life soon when they clash for the KO-D Openweight Title.

Takeshita countered Makoto Oishi’s Miracle Ecstacy into a Hurricanrana for the win. Akito wanted to know why was the vacant KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles not put up for grabs today? ALL OUT just beat NωA and they were the previous champions before Shuten-dōji. Why does ALL OUT have to fight DAMNATION for the belts? Takeshita told Akito not to worry. He will be in perfect condition for the vacant title match on 2nd November. But first, he has to compete in the Kanto Student Bodybuilding Championships taking place tomorrow.

Both KUDO and Kota Umeda were at ringside to support the rest of Shuten-dōji in their match. Masahiro Takanashi wanted to hold a toast to celebrate Shuten-dōji’s full reunion for the first time in ages but KUDO isn’t allowed to drink alcohol while he is recovering, Yukio Sakaguchi is driving later and Umeda will not drink until after his return match. Takanashi told the fans he will be drinking alone tonight.


Ohka’s Money Up For Grabs, Sasaki Vs HARASHIMA TLC Match, Shuten-dōji Get Another Tag Title Shot, Differ Cup 2017

October 13, 2017

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~AUTUMN~”, 14/10/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase
4. Rocky Yokohama No. 1 Decision Battle: Antonio Honda Vs Rocky Kawamura
5. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Yuki Ino
6. ALL OUT Vs NωA: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
7. Total Assets Of Ken Ohka! Hama’s Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka

The conflict over Ken Ohka’s money continues. Daisuke Sasaki tried to withdraw all of Ohka’s money from the bank this week but discovered his account was empty. When Sasaki crashed a Ganbare☆Wrestling show to get an explanation both he and Ohka found out that Yumehito Imanari took out the money to both protect and invest in it. Sasaki and Ohka agreed to a tag match on this show where the winner takes it all. Ohka got his money back and brought it to DDT HQ to count all of it. Hisaya Imabayashi confirmed that 691,619 yen is the full amount being put on the line. Sasaki chose Tetsuya Endo to be his partner while HARASHIMA offered to help out Ohka, both because he is a friend and also so he can fight Sasaki before their DDT Extreme Title match.

DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2017”, 22/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Dark Match: Super Sasadango Machine (#22) & Yuki Ueno (#24) Vs Kouki Iwasaki (#23) & Yuni (#25)
1. Saki Akai (#9), Antonio Honda (#18) & Abdullah Kobayashi Vs Shunma Katsumata (#12), MAO (#14) & Cherry (#17)
2. Special Single Match: Soma Takao (#3) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#5)
3. Soma Takao (#6), Makoto Oishi (#10) & Ultimo Dragon Vs Toru Owashi (#14), Ken Ohka (#16) & Kazuki Hirata (#20)
4. Akito (#8) & Hideki Suzuki Vs Yukio Sakaguchi (#19) & Kazusada Higuchi (#21)
5. Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii (#13) Vs Suwama
6. DDT Extreme Title – TLC Match: Daisuke Sasaki (#4) (c) Vs HARASHIMA (#2)
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (#7) (c) Vs Danshoku Dino (#1)

Sasaki has decided his match with HARASHIMA will now be a TLC Match! He says in pro wrestling you have to fight using your own physical body. Sasaki admits that HARASHIMA’s body is better than his own so that’s why he’s bringing in tables, ladders and chairs to swing the odds in his favour. That’s not to say HARASHIMA is new to the stipulation. He won the KO-D Tag Team Titles with KUDO in a TLC Match way back in 2003.

DDT “SHIN-KIBA, I CAME BACK!”, 02/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

The circumstances surrounding the next KO-D Tag Titles defence are not good but Shuten-dōji still wanted another shot. The previous match prematurely ended when KUDO suffered a concussion from a fluke collision with Naomichi Marufuji’s knee. Masahiro Takanashi misses KUDO but he decided that letting other teams challenge for the titles will eventually lose him the opportunity to win the belts from HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji. So he and Yukio Sakaguchi are getting their shot next. Takanashi said they are not motivated by getting revenge for what happened to KUDO. They are treating this match as a continuation of the previous match. HARASHIMA hopes that when KUDO returns they can still do a proper rematch for the titles.

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 02/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs FREEDOMS X & FREEDOMS X
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs X, X & X
4. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

DDT is taking part in the return of the Differ Cup tag team tournament. It has been 10 years since the tournament was last held. This year’s edition is being put together by NOAH, DDT, FREEDOMS, ZERO1 and the UMA Corps from IWA Japan. Although the Differ Cup was originally a Jr. Heavyweight tournament, this time around it is using an Openweight format. DDT is sending in college buddies Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno to be their representatives in the tournament. Their 1st round opponents are a yet to be decided team from FREEDOMS. Meanwhile, HARASHIMA will be in non-tournament action teaming with Marufuji and UMA’s Kappa Kozo against a team to be announced.