DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~” Results

July 9, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 09/07/2017
Hakata Star Lane
424 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Soma Takao & Hirata Collection A.T. when Paulie pinned Hirata with the Reverse Splash (7:50).
2. Masahiro Takanashi Trials 3 Way Match Final Round!: Yuto Aijima defeated Antonio Honda and Masahiro Takanashi when Aijima pinned both Honda and Takanashi after a Body Slam on Honda and a Vertical Drop Brainbuster on Takanashi (7:40).
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Azul Dragon defeated Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Dragon pinned Oishi with a Backslide Pin (7:14).
4. Hakata Specialty! Promotion Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi defeated Mike Bailey & Danshoku Dino when HARASHIMA pinned Dino with the Somato (13:23).
5. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego defeated Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO when Takeshita pinned MAO with the Surprise Rose (11:01).
6. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Last Man Standing Match: Daisuke Sasaki (E/c) Vs Joey Ryan (I/c) ended in a Double KO (23:58).
*V3 for Sasaki. V? for Joey Ryan.
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) defeated KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi when Higuchi pinned Sakaguchi with a Nodowa Bomb (23:20).
*V2 for YaroZ.

In a repeat of the ending to their singles match last month, Kazusada Higuchi used Power Bombs to fight out of Yukio Sakaguchi’s Triangle Choke. Sakaguchi kept hold of the Choke for as long as he could. However this time Higuchi kept his consciousness and fully broke Sakaguchi with the Nodowa Bomb. Not only did Sakaguchi let go of the move but he was also too beaten to kick out of the pin. Both KUDO & Sakaguchi offered to shake Shigehiro Irie & Higuchi’s hands after the match. The KO-D Tag Team Champions instead chose to bow as a show of respect. Higuchi said he could not have won the match without Irie. In return Irie talked about how much he admires Higuchi’s strength.

The Last Man Standing grudge match between Daisuke Sasaki and Joey Ryan ended in a draw. Sasaki provoked Ryan by bringing out a picture of Ryan’s wife Laura James to the ring with him. The match became more violent as time went by. Sasaki used a chair for his Super Elbow Drop and also to add extra pain to the Cross Facelock. He then poured thumbtacks into Ryan’s tights and went to attack him with the chair. Ryan fought back by pouring thumbtacks into Sasaki’s mouth and Super Kicking him afterwards. Ryan then Speared Sasaki from the apron through a table outside the ring! When Sasaki got back up, Ryan set up several chairs next to each other in the ring then climbed the ropes. Sasaki stopped him, climbed up the ropes too and then gave Ryan a Superplex onto the chairs! Both of them could not answer the 10 count so the match was ruled a draw. Since the DDT Extreme Title and Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title were both on the line, the result counts as successful title defences for both men. Both Sasaki and Ryan demanded a rematch because neither of them lost.

When ALL OUT were finished celebrating their win in the ring, Naomi Yoshimura came out with his latest act of revenge against Konosuke Takeshita. This time he was stealing Takeshita’s power blocks. Takeshita is always training with power blocks when he warms up for his matches so without them he can’t warm up properly anymore. However Takeshita pointed out that both DDT and Big Japan were having shows in Hakata Star Lane today and it was Big Japan who were supplying the equipment. Those aren’t his power blocks, they belong to a Big Japan wrestler. Suddenly out came Yuji Okabayashi! He grabbed the power blocks from Yoshimura, yelled at him to never disturb his training again and left. Yoshimura tried to act like he was still stealing everything important in Takeshita’s life and soon it will include the KO-D Openweight Championship. Takeshita told Yoshimura to take it easy.

Danashoku Dino summoned Makoto Oishi, Nobuhiro Shimatani and Yuki Ueno out during the Hakata Specialty match. He announced that we are in the middle of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival so they should celebrate. He then stripped the three of their clothes and they were all wearing fundoshis underneath. He then made the three of them form a pillar of asses against the corner. Unfortunately for Dino’s partner Mike Bailey he was the one who ended up face first into the pillar. With Bailey incapacitated, Dino had no help and was pinned by HARASHIMA. After the match Toru Owashi thanked HARASHIMA for winning because he was knocked out earlier by the Danshoku Nightmare VR. Owashi teaming with HARASHIMA again brought back memories of their Disaster BOX unit. Backstage Owashi claimed he was now a member of Smile Squash but HARASHIMA denied it. The match was only a Disaster BOX reunion, nothing more. Owashi then asked if HARASHIMA remembers their fellow BOX member Shogo Takagi because he still has his phone number but never calls him.

Kota Umeda greeted the crowd at the beginning of the show. He is still recovering from his injuries but he promises he will be wrestling again when DDT returns to Hakata.


DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2017 FINAL ROUND” Results

June 25, 2017

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 25/06/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,333 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Danny Duggan & Daiki Shimomura when Iwasaki pinned Shimomura with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (7:10).
1. Rocky’s Departure! Special 6-Man Tag Match “Friendship Of The Fire”: Rocky Kawamura, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda defeated Toru Owashi, Hirata Collection A.T. & Soma Takao when Kawamura pinned Hirata with an Uppercut (7:00).
2. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: HARASHIMA defeated Shigehiro Irie with a Crucifix Pin (2:47).
3. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo defeated Akito with a Roll Up (11:30).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) when Takanashi pinned Oishi with the Takatonic (7:12).
*NωA fails in V4. Shuten-dōji becomes the 30th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. Pro Wrestling Version Of “Honnō-ji Incident” 1 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Sanshiro Takagi defeated Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka when Takagi pinned Machine with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (7:50).
6. Kaz Hayashi & Keisuke Ishii defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie when Ishii pinned Paulie with the Kneel Kick (11:10).
*Keisuke Ishii wins Mad Paulie’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
7. Mike Bailey & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Diego when Bailey pinned Diego after the Ultima Weapon and Canadian Backbreaker Combo (12:02).
8. King Of DDT 2017 – Final: Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA with the Shooting Star Press (22:08).

Tetsuya Endo is the 2017 King Of DDT winner! His knees are probably killing him after today’s show but it was worth it. Endo defeated HARASHIMA in the final, overcoming the odds against a fresher and more experienced opponent after the semi-finals. Endo’s knees were not in 100% condition when the main event began so they were the target of HARASHIMA’s offence. Despite the disadvantage, Endo still pulled out his big moves. He prevented HARASHIMA from hitting the Firebird Splash so he could do Tetsuya In The Sky With Diamonds instead. He later put all his might into the Torture Rack Bomb. That placed HARASHIMA in the perfect position for the match winning Shooting Star Press.

Endo was rewarded with a 1,000,000 yen prize as well as the main event spot for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” in August. Daisuke Sasaki puts his faith in Endo to win the KO-D Openweight Title at that show. Sasaki said he lives his life thinking he could die at anytime but he swears he won’t die until Endo wins the title at Sumo Hall! The crowd chanted Endo’s name and he tried to shrug them off. He claims he is not interested in main eventing Sumo Hall and winning the KO-D Title there. But he then reconsidered his opinion. He’s been through a lot this year so he realises that he can’t complain about the opportunity. He’ll main event Sumo Hall after all!

The reason Endo went into the final with bad knees is all because of Akito. They fought in the semi-final where Akito used his arsenal of submissions to wear down Endo’s legs. Things looked bad for Endo when he missed a Swan Dive Kneel Kick and fell into an Anklelock. Akito then turned it into a Figure 4 Leg Lock with the intent of turning it into his Perfect version of the move. Endo fought his way on top of Akito and suddenly pinned him for the surprise three count. Akito said in his post match interview that he never expected the match to end that way. He realises that only focusing on Akito’s legs could have been a mistake. On the other hand, Akito also wonders that maybe Endo is just the better wrestler and is good enough to become the ace of DDT.

The other semi-final was a highly anticipated match between HARASHIMA and Shigehiro Irie. The two are no strangers to each other, having had five singles matches previously. HARASHIMA had won every single bout so Irie went in determined to finally beat his rival. Shockingly, HARASHIMA pinned Irie in under three minutes with a Crucifix Pin! In a flashback to their match from Christmas Day last year, Irie tried to Power Bomb HARASHIMA onto the apron. HARASHIMA avoided that and brought the match back into the ring where they rushed into a wild series of missed Enzuigiris and Beast Bombers. After that HARASHIMA hooked Irie into the Crucifix Pin and to the surprise of everyone that was enough. Irie knew what had happened and immediately left the ring in anger.

Mike Bailey is becoming ever more smug in his attempts to show sportsmanship to Konosuke Takeshita. He enthusiastically applauded Takeshita during their tag match. Then after he knocked out Diego, Bailey taunted Takeshita by dragging Diego over and pretending he was trying to tag out. Takeshita was left fighting a 2-on-1 disadvantage until Diego recovered. Unfortunately Diego was put away with a painful combination of the Canadian Backbreaker from Kazusada Higuchi followed by the Ultima Weapon by Bailey while Diego was still held in the air.

A happy Bailey told Takeshita after the match that he wants to fight him every week, even if he was the eternal challenger and Takeshita was the eternal champion. But Bailey then said he will win their KO-D Title match in Shinjuku so maybe that means he will be the eternal champion and Takeshita the eternal challenger instead. Takeshita saw the funny side and joked with Bailey until Keisuke Ishii stepped into the ring with his newly won Right To Challenge Contract. Ishii said he will cash in his title shot on 23rd July, a show that takes place weeks after Takeshita Vs Bailey. Ishii stared at Takeshita until Bailey stepped right up to his face. Takeshita got both of their attention by saying today’s main event will determine one half of the Sumo Hall main event. He will be standing on the other side of the ring as the champion and neither Bailey, Ishii or Naomi Yoshimura will stop him!

Keisuke Ishii is back on track and he has Kaz Hayashi to thank for that. The two defeated DAMNATION with Ishii pinning Mad Paulie. As a bonus, Ishii now has a Right To Challenge contract and as mentioned above, he was quick to decide when to use it. Hayashi noticed that Ishii used the Final Cut during the match. He’s alright with Ishii borrowing the move but he should practice it with him first so it can be done better.

The trio of Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine and Ken Ohka sent a threatening video to Sanshiro Takagi before their 3 Vs 1 match. Dino warned Takagi that Ohka isn’t the only person in the company who holds a grudge against him, there are more who will betray him tonight! Ohka wants to tell Takagi what he thinks of him but instead he will let the hat on his head say it. He then showed off a baseball cap on his head with the word “FUCK” written on it. When the match began Takagi had little trouble fighting off his three opponents. But when he ran to the ropes the first betrayal happened. Hirata Collection A.T. tripped Takagi, gave him the middle fingers then began stomping on him. Ohka missed a Spear which allowed Takagi to fight back and give Hirata the Stunner. Takagi pinned Sasadango after the Spicolli Driver but Yukinori Matsui stopped counting after two. Matsui was the next betrayer! Takagi gave him a Stunner then tried to pin Dino. Daisuke Kiso ran down and counted but he also stopped at two. He is also betraying Takagi! So Takagi gave him a Stunner too. Amon Tsurumi ran down to the ring and put on a referee shirt after Takagi gave Sasadango an Avalanche Brainbuster. But he too betrayed Takagi! He survived a Stunner when his afro slipped off but Takagi then gave him a Death Valley Bomb onto Sasadango. More trouble came when Toru Owashi ran in wearing a referee shirt that was too small for him. He briefly paused the pin count but it turned out he was on Takagi’s side and he counted to three.

Takagi won the match to put an end to Ohka’s attempted coup d’etat but he has a coup d’etat of his own to do. He wants a singles match with Dino and he wants it in Korakuen Hall next month. Dino objected. This year is DDT’s 20th year in existence. If a coup of this size is going to happen it should happen on the big stage. Dino Vs Takagi should happen at Sumo Hall! Takagi hesitated to accept the challenge. He said he tries to avoid putting himself in the major singles matches at DDT’s big events. Dino said that he’s been preparing for this match for a long time. Takagi said he’s been prepared for the last 20 years. He accepts the match. Takagi Vs Dino at Sumo Hall to celebrate 20 years of DDT!

The CD release of NωA’s new single is coming out at a bad time because they just lost the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles to Shuten-dōji. KUDO knocked down Makoto Oishi with a Backspin Kick, Yukio Sakaguchi hit an Apron PK to the other NωA members and Masahiro Takanashi gave Oishi the Takatonic to win the belts. NωA are trying to stay positive and hope success at the NOAH Jr. Tag League will see an increase in autographs and CD sales. Meanwhile Shuten-dōji already found out what their plans for Sumo Hall is. They will defend the titles against Dick Togo, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda!

The opening match was The Rockies Vs The Italians, except Soma Takao wanted nothing to do with Hirata Collection A.T.’s shenanigans. Toru Owashi however came out wearing Collection gear and carrying a toy pig on a leash. He looked just as surprised as everyone else. The Rockies all came out wearing boxing gloves and humming along to the Rocky song. Antonio Honda said he spent all night drinking raw eggs then tried to eye poke his opponents. It didn’t work because of the gloves. Honda later intercepted Hirata’s glasses. The Rocky theme played proper when he put them on. The music boost was powerful enough for The Rockies to win the match. Rocky Kawamura yelled “Adrian!” to celebrate.

Both Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Danny Duggan had the back of their wrestling tights pulled down during the dark match. Both of them continued to wrestle with their backsides exposed.

Takaeshita was supposed to start off the show’s opening call but he was interrupted by Naomi Yoshimura. Of course he ran down all of his life problems which he blames Takeshita for then began the next chapter of his story. After his grandmother was arrested and his favourite restaurant had closed down, Yoshimura was alone in the world with absolutely nothing in his possession. Life was so bad he had to resort to thievery everyday. This continued until one day Yoshimura walked past a muscular man carrying a bag of money. He grabbed the bag off of him and ran as fast as he could. He thought he would escape until he saw someone standing ahead of him at the intersection. It was Konosuke Takeshita! Yoshimura was so surprised and enraged at the sight of Takeshita that he stopped in his tracks. The police chasing after him then caught him. Yoshimura thought his life was over until a voice from behind told the police to let him go if he gave back the bag. Yoshimura looked over and saw that the muscular man showing him mercy was Zeus! From that day onwards, Yoshimura trained hard at KING GYM so he could follow Zeus’s path and become a pro wrestler. Zeus, this god-like being, gave Yoshimura’s life meaning while all Takeshita had done was take everything away from him. Not only will he use his Right To Challenge contract to take the KO-D Title away from Takeshita, he will also take everything Takeshita values one by one. First up, the show opening call! Yoshimura smugly yelled “DDT Korakuen Tournament Start!” into the microphone. Takeshita tried asking Yoshimura when he was going to cash in his title shot but his microphone cut off so the intro video could be played.

Two new DNA trainees were introduced. Masato Kamino is 23 years old and from the Nara Prefecture. He is 175cm high, weighs 82kg and trained as a swimmer for 15 years. He will debut in Shinjuku on 5th August. He originally began training at the same time as MAO but an injury held him back. Kamino had considered transitioning into a ring announcing job instead but was determined to debut as a wrestler. Yuki Ino is 22 years old and from Tokyo. He is 178cm high, weighs 120kg and played rugby in Kokushikan University. He had several offers from other sports teams but DDT became interested when they heard he could bench press 205kg, dead lift 300kg and leg press 560kg. Ino said when he played rugby he blew past every opponent that was in front of his eyes. He would like to do the same to all of the best wrestlers. His goal is to win the KO-D Title. He will debut at Sumo Hall.

The show began with a 10 bell tribute to Mr. Pogo who passed away on 23rd June. Pogo once appeared at a DDT Street Wrestling show held in an iron factory back in 2014. He had also made appearances for Union Pro in 2006.

LiLiCo will return to DDT at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017”.

DDT will return to the Delicious Sacas Festival in July for a week long series of free shows. This year’s festival takes place from 24th to 30th July

Dave Crist from Rockstar Pro Wrestling in Ohio, USA will be a part of the Beer Garden shows in August. Irie became good friends with Crist during his American excursions. Irie’s “Space Panda” aesthetic is a shoutout to Crist and his other Ohio buddies.

Rekka Vs MAO will be the main event of DDT’s return to Taiwan on 29th July.


DDT “WRESTLE FEST IN MATSUYAMA 2017” Results

June 18, 2017

DDT “WRESTLE FEST IN MATSUYAMA 2017”, 18/06/2017
Matsuyama City Community Center – Planning Exhibition Hall
298 Fans

1. Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Saki Akai defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. when Ishii pinned Hirata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (10:46).
2. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie defeated Makoto Oishi and Diego when Paulie pinned Oishi with the Reverse Splash (5:37).
*Mad Paulie wins Makoto Oishi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
3. Good Luck! Matsuyama Two Big Single Match: Danshoku Dino defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Danshoku Driver (9:22).
*Matsuyama is now a Gay Town.
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Shunma Katsumata & MAO when KUDO pinned MAO with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:22).
5. Good Luck! Matsuyama Two Big Single Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with a Power Bomb (9:54).
6. Wrestling If You Do It Like This Matsuyama Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey defeated HARASHIMA & Soma Takao when Bailey pinned Takao with the Ultima Weapon (9:25).
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when Akito submitted Endo with the Perfect Figure Four Leg Lock (16:46).

Akito sent a message loud and clear to his King Of DDT opponent Tetsuya Endo by making him submit to the Perfect Figure Four. The victory came when Akito avoided the Shooting Star Press. Afterwards he grabbed Endo in the Ankle Lock, shifted it into a Knee Crusher and then applied the Perfect Figure Four. Akito is acting humble after the result though. He thinks he is inferior to the other King Of DDT semi-finalists and has the least chance out of the four to win the tournament. But it seems that people like him can stand out in Sumo Hall. Perhaps an ALL OUT main event at Sumo Hall this August can be on the cards after all. Akito asked Konosuke Takeshita not to hate him if he becomes the next KO-D Openweight Champion because he wants to return to Matsuyama with the belt around his waist!

Hey, guess what? Naomi Yoshimura told everyone another tale of hardship in his life that is totally Takeshita’s fault. First his family fell apart, next his social life vanished and then his grandmother was arrested for shoplifting. Yoshimura was all alone. So to cheer himself up he went to his favourite restaurant to eat his favourite southern chicken barbecue meal. The food isn’t actually good but it always seemed to make him work harder when he ate it. But when he arrived he saw the restaurant had closed down. He asked the neighboring businesses what had happened and the answers made him angry. It turned out another high school student ate an oyster at the restaurant and it gave him food poisoning afterwards. The police had to close down the restaurant in order to investigate the incident. Who was the ill student? Konosuke Takeshita! Now Yoshimura can’t get his favourite southern chicken barbecue because Takeshita had to go get food poisoning from a fucking oyster! Yoshimura will use his Right To Challenge to ruin Takeshita’s life when the time is right.

The Ultima Weapon is Mike Bailey’s Shooting Star Double Knee Drop. What is it with Canadians and Final Fantasy in this company?

All hell broke loose after the Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Sakaguchi match. Higuchi won the match by countering a Triangle Choke into a pinning Power Bomb. It turned out Sakaguchi was pinned because he refused to let go of the choke and kept squeezing until Higuchi fainted. When Higuchi was revived by Yukinori Matsui, Higuchi attacked Sakaguchi thinking the match was still going on. Matsui had to pull the two apart and told Higuchi he won. Both Higuchi and Sakaguchi still tried to start fighting again and had to be held back from each other. Backstage Higuchi said neither man won today. Sakaguchi was pinned but Higuchi lost consciousness. To him that is a loss. He promises next time he will absolutely beat Sakaguchi.

NωA are on shaky ground after losing to Shuten-dōji. The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions are hoping to beat them in their upcoming title match so the unit can go into its first anniversary with the belts around their waists.

Mad Paulie dominated the 3 Way Match. He couldn’t be stopped even when his opponents Makoto Oishi and Diego formed a brief alliance against him. Paulie got Diego out of the ring, hit Oishi with a Lariat and pinned him with the Reverse Splash. Now Paulie has a Right To Challenge Contract in his possession.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~” Results

June 11, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 11/06/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall
345 Fans – No Vacancy

1. KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. when KUDO pinned Hirata with the Diving Double Knee Drop (7:50).
2. Anton Trials 2nd Battle!: Toru Owashi (110kg) defeated Antonio Honda (100kg) with La Magistral Cradle (11:04).
3. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase when Ishii pinned Watase with the Tiger Suplex (10:02).
4. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego when Endo pinned Diego with the Shooting Star Press (11:52).
5. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when MAO pinned Takanashi with the Cannonball 450 (14:01).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated HARASHIMA & Soma Takao when Irie pinned Takao with the Beast Bomber (20:07).
*V1 for YaroZ.

The splintered friendship between Shigehiro Irie and Soma Takao had not quite healed yet. Irie pinned Takao to keep the KO-D Tag Team Titles with Kazusada Higuchi. Irie offered to shake Takao’s hand after the match. Takao declined, said “Another time” and left with HARASHIMA. When they were gone, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi appeared. They congratulated YaroZ for a successful defence then said they will be challenging them after they win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles from NωA. The GM Amon Tsurumi reminded Shuten-dōji that NωA beat them today. Takanashi called that a miracle that won’t happen again. Sakaguchi asked if YaroZ are prepared to kill him in order to win. Higuchi said he’s been ready for a long time.

The show was a homecoming for a few wrestlers on the roster. MAO is from Osaki which is near Miyagi. He was given a 30kg bag of rice, the kind of rice used to brew the local sake, by the mayor of Osaki before the semi-main event. MAO went on to win the match for NωA.

For the second time, Daisuke Sasaki handed Akito his DDT Extreme Title belt after their match. But this time Sasaki acted like Akito stole it from him. Sasaki called Akito a thief and made Amon Tsurumi retrieve the belt and give it back to him. When ALL OUT left, Sasaki changed the subject to Tetusya Endo coming home to Miyagi. Endo admitted he doesn’t remember anything about the place. Sasaki slapped him and then Endo said he remembered everything! He remembers the hot noodles, the village foxes and that his home town Shiroishi is just an hour and a half car ride away from here. Sasaki didn’t understand what he is talking about.

Danshoku Dino used a new version of the Danshoku Nightmare called the Danshoku Nightmare VR. The move involves Dino’s opponent being laid onto the bottom rope, then Dino stands on their arms and squats onto their face with the ropes suspending him. Mike Bailey was the first victim of the move and was rendered powerless.

A pre-show fan club event was interrupted by Naomi Yoshimura. Guess what? He had yet another story about Konosuke Takeshita ruining his life. This time it was about Yoshimura’s favourite high school teacher, the only one who card for him, was suddenly fired one day. He was fired because he was caught peeping into the girls changing rooms. Who was it that caught him? Why it was Takeshita of course!


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 20” Results

May 14, 2017

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 20”, 14/05/2017
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
326 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. defeated Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Hirata submitted MAO with the Hirata Lock (8:13).
2. Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai defeated Mad Paulie & Heidi Katrina when Akai pinned Katrina with the Rookie Award (7:05).
3. Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs Vs Toru Owashi & Shigehiro Irie ended in a No Contest (8:40).
4. Antonio Honda & Keisuke Ishii defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when Honda pinned Sasaki with the Diving Fist Drop (14:59).
5. ALL OUT Vs DNA!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Takeshita pinned Higuchi with the Surprise Rose (13:55).
*Konosuke Takeshita wins Kazusada Higuchi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
6. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Urano pinned Takanashi with the Tombstone Piledriver (22:01).

Yasu Urano is picking up steam on the way to his KO-D Openweight Title shot. Today he scored the victory for Smile Squash over Shuten-dōji. But it was a bitter sweet result for Urano. This was his final match against his longtime friends and rivals as a DDT contracted wrestler. Urano was originally invited by KUDO to wrestle in DDT a decade ago and for that he will always be grateful. He is also inspired by Yukio Sakaguchi who showed him that you are never too old to try something new. Last but not least he respects Masahiro Takanashi for making up for his lack of size and power by working hard on his techniques.

The Right To Challenge Contracts took an unexpected turn when the KO-D Champion himself Konosuke Takeshita got his hands on one. Takeshita used his new Wrist Clutch Fisherman Buster to pin Kazusada Higuchi and take his gauntlet. We found out afterwards that the move is called the Surprise Rose. Akito kept asking Takeshita if he could have the RTC Contract because the champion shouldn’t need it. Takeshita kept telling him no because he knew Akito would just cash it in on him immediately. When that was settled, ALL OUT announced they will be revealing a new member of the team at the 28th May Korakuen Hall show.

Today didn’t go so well for Daisuke Sasaki. He also lost to Antonio Honda for the first time in their current series of matches. Sasaki brought in a chair after a referee bump but Honda stopped him with a Low Blow and the Scorpion Death Drop. Honda then hit the Diving Fist Drop for the finish. If that wasn’t bad enough, Sasaki also went through some women problems earlier in the show. I’ll get to that later.

The International Gay Factory’s antics were so out of control during their match with Toru Owashi & Shigehiro Irie that it ended in a No Contest. Danshoku Dino grabbed the arms of anyone from ringside from referees to wrestlers to even the GM Amon Tsurumi. Dino would grab their arms and use Royce Isaac’s Miracle Ass to break them until NωA came down to stop them. Makoto Oishi told IGF that he cannot forgive them for their actions.

Sasaki was caught red handed doing his fake translations of Heidi Katrina’s promos. After Saki Akai pinned Katrina in their tag match, Akai wanted to put an end to their feud and team up together. This time Tetsuya Koda gave the proper interpretations to Katrina and she was furious to find out Sasaki was lying to her the entire time. Sasaki kicked Koda away but the damage was done and Katrina attacked Sasaki with Akai’s help. She then accepted Akai’s offer to team up.

Masahiro Takanashi attacked Hirata Collection A.T. after the opening match. Sanshiro Takagi decided to join in by stomping his buddy because he felt like it. Takanashi demanded a singles match with Hirata at Korakuen. Amon Tsurumi decided they will get a tag team match instead. Hirata suddenly announced his partner for the match will be Daiki Shimomura’s cousin from Italy. Shimomura didn’t know he has a cousin from Italy. He was even more confused when Hirata said the cousin’s name is Hiranito Collection A.T. but whatever, he’ll go with it.


DDT “DRAMATIC FAN CLUB VOL. 2 ~HANDSHAKE WITH US AT KITASENJU ♡~” Results

May 13, 2017

DDT “DRAMATIC FAN CLUB VOL. 2 ~HANDSHAKE WITH US AT KITASENJU ♡~”, 13/05/2017
Kitasenju Theatre 1010
123 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. One Night 6-Man Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Tomomatsu Matsunaga when Sasaki pinned Ishii with a School Boy (9:18).
2. One Night 6-Man Tag Tournament – Round 1: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Mizuki Watase, Rekka & Daiki Shimomura when Sakaguchi submitted Shimomura with the Modified Sleeper Hold (6:30).
3. One Night 6-Man Tag Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Takao pinned Oishi with the Endless Waltz (7:02).
4. One Night 6-Man Tag Tournament – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Nobuhiro Shimatani (8) defeated Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki (7) by Time Out Points (10:00).
5. One Night 6-Man Tag Tournament – Semi Final: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Takanashi pinned Sasaki with a Cradle (8:04).
6. One Night 6-Man Tag Tournament – Semi Final: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano (9) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Nobuhiro Shimatani (9) ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
6a. Sudden Death – 1 Count Fall: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Takao pinned Akito with a Cradle (0:30).
7. Hirata Collection A.T. & Saki Akai defeated Antonio Honda & Cherry when Hirata submitted Honda with the Hirata Lock (10:41).
8. One Night 6-Man Tag Tournament – Final: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano when KUDO pinned Urano with the Diving Double Knee Drop (6:31).

A one off trios tournament was held only for members of the DDT Fan Club. Each match in the tournament had a 10 minute time limit and teams could win by either submission, knockout or scoring 10 seconds worth of counts. The rules gave Yasu Urano an opportunity try out some new pinning combinations on Konosuke Takeshita ahead of their KO-D Openweight Title match. After the tournament was finished, Sanshiro Takagi gave a Q&A session.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOGETSUKYO~” Results

April 22, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOGETSUKYO~”, 22/04/2017
Kyoto KBS Hall
366 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Soma Takao defeated Makoto Oishi with the Endless Waltz (9:45).
2. 3 Way Match: Keisuke Ishii defeated KUDO and Shunma Katsumata when Ishii pinned Katsumata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (8:47).
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey when Hirata pinned Irie with the One Shot Miracle Cradle (11:30).
*Kazuki Hirata wins Shigehiro Irie’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
4. Yoshihiro Takayama, Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs defeated Toru Owashi, Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda when Takayama pinned Honda with an Armbar (15:10).
5. Saki Akai, The Second Local Triumph! Kyoto Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai defeated HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Syoko Nakajima when Akai pinned Nakajima with the Rookie Award (14:13).
6. Takeshita & Akito Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Endo pinned Takeshita with the Shooting Star Press (17:11).

Tetsuya Endo’s Shooting Star Press was at its most effective yet when he used the move to pin Konosuke Takeshita. Endo recently adopted the move as his new finisher and showed everyone that it is strong enough to beat the KO-D Openweight Champion. Endo called Takeshita a miserable champions and then said he will easily win the belt from him at Korakuen Hall next week.

Saki Akai got to enjoy her homecoming match with Shuten-dōji. When she won the match she told the audience she never thought she would return to Kyoto as a pro wrestler but she was very happy to win the match with her “older brothers”. The entire team then celebrated in the ring with some sake, the first glass of many for the rest of the night.

Danshoku Dino is putting together a new group called the International Gay Factory, or IGF for short. Royce Isaacs and his Miracle Ass is Dino’s first signing. Isaacs demonstrated his Miracle Ass by using it to split apart a pair of chopsticks before the match began. When they won their match Dino told everyone that the legend of Isaacs began today in Kyoto. It will help Dino accomplish his plans for IGF.

Kazuki Hirata surprised everyone by pinning Shigehiro Irie to win his Right To Challenge Contract. The result came when everyone in the match danced then Irie tried to interrupt it with the Beast Bomber. Hirata ducked the Bomber and rolled up Irie with the One Shot Miracle Cradle for the three count. When Hirata got over the shock of winning he realised that by holding this contract, he cannot be banished from Japan if T2Hide lose to NωA next week! Hirata promises not only to hold on to the contract but also win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Then he can move on to becoming a singles champion when he cashes in!