DDT Dramatic Election 2018 Results

October 30, 2018

DDT “DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2018 VOTING EVENT”, 30/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
231 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the Canadian Backbreaker (8:26).
2. MAO, Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno defeated Shunma Katsumata, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino when Umeda pinned Iino with a Right High Kick (9:31).

DDT Dramatic Election 2018 Final Standings

1. Masahiro Takanashi (1,963 Votes)
2. Akito (1,669 Votes)
3. Maki Ito (1,412 Votes)
4. HARASHIMA (907 Votes)
5. Daisuke Sasaki (853 Votes)
6. Tetsuya Endo (605 Votes)
7. Danshoku Dieno (547 Votes)
8. Soma Takao (438 Votes)
9. MAO (430 Votes)
10. Keisuke Ishii (387 Votes)
11. Yumehito Imanari (377 Votes)
12. Antonio Honda (374 Votes)
13. Konosuke Takeshita (350 Votes)
14. Saki Akai (328 Votes)
15. KUDO (304 Votes)
16. Shunma Katsumata (272 Votes)
17. Kazusada Higuchi (257 Votes)
18. Kazuki Hirata (246 Votes)
19. Toru Owashi (243 Votes)
20. Jun Kasai (239 Votes)

Masahiro Takanashi wins a KO-D Openweight Title shot on the 25th November Korakuen Hall show. He also receives a 1,000,000 yen cash prize. Akito gets 300,000 yen and a shot at any of the other DDT championships. The Top 7 wrestlers are also guaranteed to appear at “COMING TO AMERICA” in New York on 4th April, 2019.

Takanashi promised to give a big speech but only when he win the KO-D Title on 25/11. He admits that the current champion is a great guy, better than all of the previous KO-D Champions he challenged and couldn’t beat.

Akito admitted he’s had an average year. It was his dream to win an election, so much so that he made it his goal this year. He did more election related activities than any other wrestler in the contest. He purposely did not choose which championship to challenge for because he wants the fans to decide for him. As for the prize money, he is saving it up so he can some day start an inter-promotional war with BASARA!

Maki Ito wanted to finish in 1st but she is still pleased to finish 3rd. She wondered during the election why is she so popular? She realised that the people who like her wrestling are also going through hard times in their lives and they sympathise with her. Ito wants to give those fans hope and also boost Tokyo Joshi Pro in the process.

HARASHIMA understands the importance of even just one vote so he is thankful for getting 907 votes.

The KO-D Champion Daisuke Sasaki finished in 5th but only prepared a speech for winning the contest. He gave the speech anyway. Sasaki wanted to defend the title against Laura James so they could wrestle in Korakuen Hall and then spend the night having sex in the Tokyo Dome Hotel.

Both Tetsuya Endo and Soma Takao thought they would get prize money for their placements. Endo thought he would get 60,000 yen for finishing 6th and Takao would get 80,000 for finishing 8th. It was pointed out to him that that doesn’t make any sense. They wwanted to spend the money on buying pet beetles. They were told there isn’t any money for them.

Danshoku Dieno still has amnesia and didn’t understand what was going on. All he could figure out is he must be cool and popular if so many people voted for him. Even if he doesn’t recover his memory he will wrestle on 25th November.

MAO has done a lot of strange things this year but even he feels weird to qualify for the Korakuen show on his own. He will carry his 430 votes in his chest.

Keisuke Ishii said he was happy to wrestle in Korakuen Hall again through the Election. He will go back to Ganbare☆Wrestling motivated to aim above DDT with the group.

Yumehito Imanari told everyone that he quit his job at a TV station 8 years ago. Everyone thought he was a loser for doing it but DDT found him and hired him. He didn’t join DDT as a pro wrestler but today he is standing here as a pro wrestler.

Antonio Honda is using his #10 ranking to request a new tag team of himself and Jason Kincaid. It was something he wanted to ask for if he finished in the top ten because they have become great friends during Kincaid’s stay. Hisaya Imabayashi told Honda he would consider it.

Konosuke Takeshita promised to wrestle as hard as he can for DDT and also everyone who voted for him.

Every year Saki Akai gets more nervous and excited for the election results. She said she loves DDT. As more fans vote every year, she wants to be a woman worth voting for.

KUDO wanted to be the highest voted husband in the election. He beat Makoto Oishi so he thinks he achieved that goal.

Shunma Katsumata was worried that his injury earlier this year would have harmed his popularity. He promises to repay the fans who voted for him.

Kazusada Higuchi is pleased to reach the main card for the first time in the election.

Toru Owashi feels awesome about his placement but his happiness was diminished when he found out Kazuki Hirata finished one spot ahead of him.

Jun Kasai promoted his 20th Anniversary feature in the new issue of Shukan Puroresu. He was also embarrassed by finishing so low. He threatened to leave DDT in December then come back next year as somebody worthy of winning the election

21. Mizuki Watase (238 Votes)
22. Gota Ihashi (231 Votes)
23. Makoto Oishi (224 Votes)
24. Yuki Ueno (200 Votes)

The wrestlers who finished between 21st to 24th will compete in the 25/11 pre-show match. They will also act as reserves if anybody qualified for the main card has to pull out before the show takes place. Mizuki Watase misses out on the main card by one vote!

25. Super Sasadango Machine (189 Votes)
26. Yukio Sakaguchi (178 Votes)
27. Tanomusaku Toba (133 Votes)
28. Yuki Iino (83 Votes)

These four were the next closest entries to the pre-show spot but they just didn’t get enough votes. They can also be used as a reserve if any of the above pre-show wrestlers get bumped up to the main card.

Unit Election Final Standings

1. Shuten-dōji (3,663 Votes)
2. DAMNATION (3,119 Votes)
3. ALL OUT (1,756 Votes)
4. The Compliance ( Votes)
5. DISASTER BOX (1,515 Votes)
6. Moonlight Express (863 Votes)
7. Booing 2018 (536 Votes)

Total Number Of Votes: 14,065 Votes

DAMNATION have been denied the three-peat. Shuten-dōji will be the unit to get their own self-produced show at some point in the next couple of months. The 2017 DAMNATION show was held at the end of December but this year’s December date is already being used for the D-Oh Grand Prix final.

KUDO said that there are more people to credit than just Shuten-dōji for today’s victory. He mentioned DJ Nira but wanted to bring out the one person who has fought by their side more than anyone else. Saki Akai! Masahiro Takanashi promised they will all put together the best show possible. Yukio Sakaguchi said that while Shuten-dōji is changing a lot, they will still always be the same at heart. “Sakamori!”

Goodbye Booing 2018. We hardly knew you. They thanked the fans who voted for them because they really appreciated it. They also promoted the “ALL DOIN” show taking place on 9th November.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #20” Results

October 12, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #20”, 10/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
220 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. NO TV Match: Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari defeated Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Ishii submitted Shimatani with a Body Strangle Reverse Full Nelson (7:55).
0. NO TV Match: Jason Kincaid & Michael Wolf defeated Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino when Kincaid pinned Iino with the Philosopher’s Stomp (8:46).
1. Shigehiro Irie defeated Mizuki Watase with the Clothesline From Close To His Heart (8:26).
2. Super Sasadango Machine defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock (3:58).
3. MAO, Mike Bailey, Ethan Page & Priscilla Kelly defeated Jun Kasai, Akito, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai when MAO pinned Takanashi after the Michinoku Tornado Driver (11:24).
4. Mote Mote Army Vs Not Mote Army All Out Fight!: Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Shigehiro Irie defeated Makoto Oishi, Yuki Ueno & Konosuke Takeshita when Irie pinned Ueno with the YaroZ Bomber (10:35).
5. Special Single Match: HARASHIMA defeated Keisuke Okuda with the Somato (9:41).
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo defeated Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Sasaki submitted Dieno with La Mistica Cross Facelock (12:56).

Momentum has swung back in Daisuke Sasaki’s favour but it took some creative thinking to win today’s mind game against Danshoku Dieno. When Dieno put him in a Lip Lock, Sasaki pulled down his pants to reveal he was wearing fishnet tights underneath! This distracted Dieno enough for Sasaki to take control and tap out the KO-D Openweight Champion with the Cross Facelock. Sasaki told Dieno after the match that he has gone to the other side of Danshoku today and is now unbeatable! He is now sure he will win the KO-D Title at Sumo Hall. Dieno admits that Sasaki now has what it takes to go the extra mile. Dieno will activate all of his power to stand in Sasaki’s way and crush him! Sasaki ended the show by reminding everyone that DAMNATION still have the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles and the group will all leave Sumo Hall with championships.

Keisuke Okuda didn’t come alone for his match with HARASHIMA. He had HARASHIMA’s next DDT Extreme Title challenger Shinya Aoki backing him up in his corner. There was no foul play and HARASHIMA defeated Okuda with the Somato. Afterwards Aoki scorned Okuda for not having a good match, as usual. Okuda said he knows DDT is the place to be and he will scratch it.

After Okuda left, Aoki asked HARASHIMA what the rules for their Extreme Title match will be. HARASHIMA invited Gouma Ryu, the wrestling lawyer from BASARA, into the ring. Ryu explained that the rules of pro wrestling can be ambiguous. He’d like to meet with Aoki to discuss the exact rules of the match from the number of strikes allowed to how many seconds of illegal behaviour will be accepted before a wrestler is penalised. They’re aiming to have the entire ruleset figured out before the match takes place on the 28th October.

The battle between Mote Mote wrestlers and Not Mote wrestlers began with a surprise when Shigehiro Irie was revealed to be the final member of the Not Mote Army. Together with Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda they isolated Yuki Ueno and beat him with the YaroZ Bomber, although Irie yelled out “Mote Bomber” when he hit the move. Makoto Oishi tried to brush off the loss by asking “The Bachelor” Rintaro Oyaizu if their dinner party was still on. Oyaizu asked to cancel it because the women going are not interested in Oishi’s type. This week’s special guest Akane Takayanagi was then invited to the ring to be asked what was the coolest thing she saw on the show today. She said Irie. Oishi realised Takayanagi is from SKE48, the idol group that currently possess the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. He charged to attack her but Irie knocked him away with the Traffic Accident Tackle. Irie got to take a picture with Takayanagi and shake her left hand as thanks. He then asked her to keep in touch on LINE but she admitted she doesn’t use it. Lastly, Irie decided to make Higuchi the new leader of the YaroZ brand. The next YaroZ show will take place on 14th November.

Priscilla Kelly had a lot of interactions in her match. She licked Saki Akai and kicked Jun Kasai between the legs after he kicked her below the belt. She and Ethan Page dove out of the ring and the Moonlight Express swept up the pieces to win.

MAO was attacked by Sanshiro Takagi (dressed as a panda) after the match and was given a Stunner. Takagi tried to smash MAO through a plastic box but MAO turned the tables and put Takagi through it with the Michinoku Driver II instead. The two went to a stand still, each armed with a broken shard of the box.

The reason Takagi was dressed as a panda was to help out Super Sasadango Machine with some research. Sasadango’s PowerPoint was titled “How To Beat Andreza Giant Panda“. So far Sasadango has learned Andreza’s weakness, Andreza’s finishing moves and the fact that DDT is not going to get sued for animal mistreatment. Now he wanted to simulate a match against the Giant Panda so he asked Takagi to dress up as a panda and act like one in their match. Takagi did so and was in control until Sasadango pulled out bamboo. Takagi was so distracted that Sasadango easily hit the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock and got the victory. Sasadango thanked Takagi for his accurate portrayal of a giant panda. This was exactly the preparation Sasadango needs for Sumo Hall!

To show how seriously Mizuki Watase took his match with Irie, Watase wrestled without a shirt on. He shook Irie by the left hand to start the match but held on to him while they traded Elbow Smashes. Watase gave it all that he got and even hit Irie with a Running Cannonball in the corner. Irie survived the Back Drop and avoided the Tiger Suplex to hit the Beast Bomber. Rather than pin Watase immediately he instead placed Watase’s left hand over his chest. He then hit another Beast Bomber and this time pinned him. Irie, Watase and Jason Kincaid all embraced after the match.

Michael Wolf’s first proper match in Japan ended in victory. He and Jason Kincaid were able to handle Shunma Katsumata but things got difficult when Yuki Iino got in. That didn’t last long though and Kincaid took down Iino with a Diamond Cutter before pinning him with the Philosopher’s Stomp.

The audience ignored Nobuhiro Shimatani’s call for a “Nobu” chant so they could cheer for Yumehiti Imanari instead. Keisuke Ishii’s new Reverse Full Nelson got him another win.

An update on the Dramatic General Election shows that Maki Ito is still leading the singles contest with 627 votes but Masahiro Takanashi and Akito are catching up with 514 and 504 votes respectively. The big change is in the unit election where for the first time DAMNATION has been knocked off the top spot. Shuten-dōji are now in front with 1,058 votes to DAMNATION’s 1,032.

Another Iron Man Title change took place within SKE48 during the show. Yuki Arai won the title from Kaori Matsumura. Arai then announced she will show up at the next DDT Korakuen Hall show on 28th October!


6-Man Titles Return, TJPW Go To King Of Trios, Survival 3 Way For KO-D Title

August 31, 2018

DDT “CAMPSITE PRO WRESTLING 2018 ~ HISTORY’S STRONGEST 40,000 TATAMI MOVEMENT DRAMATIC DREAM NATURE LAND TWINS AND THEIR YOUNGER BROTHER~”, 02/09/2018
Yamanashi Natureland Om

1. Falls Count Anywhere 6 Way Tag Match: Mike Bailey & MAO Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Michael Nakazawa Vs Isami Kodaka & Fuminori Abe Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei

Not much going on with DDT this weekend. Just a nice, relaxing day at the campsite.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #16”, 04/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Saki Akai Vs Maki Ito
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Gota Ihashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa
3. Jun Kasai & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Meiko Satomura, Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Shigehiro Irie, Ryan Davidson & Mizuki Watase
5. Kazuki Hirata DISASTER BOX Assessment Match: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

The vacant KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles will be going to a new home after a month of inactivity. If Shuten-dōji wins they will be champions for the 8th time in the title’s history. If DAMNATION wins then it will be Soma Takao’s 7th reign, Tetsuya Endo’s 3rd reign and Mad Paulie’s 2nd reign.

The Dramatic General Election begins on this show. DISASTER BOX decides whether or not Kazuki Hirata is worthy to join the team. Gota Ihashi faces the unit that came back without him.

There will be no pre-show matches on this episode.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN NARIMASU!”, 08/09/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Nodoka Tenma Vs Hikari
2. Azusa Takigawa Vs Raku
3. 3 Way Match: Mizuki Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Hinano
4. Yuu Vs Yuki Aino
5. Yuna Manase Vs Hyper Misao
6. Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Reika Saiki, Maki Ito & Miu

Will Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima return from America as the Queen Of Trios?

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #17”, 11/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Kota Umeda

Kota Umeda currently has an 0-4 record in the Mad Dog series but he isn’t letting that dampen his determination. He showed no hesitation to challenge Shinya Aoki to a match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018”, 23/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Kasai, Sabu & X Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
2. KO-D Openweight Title – Survival 3 Way Match: Meiko Satomura (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Danshoku Dieno

A three way cross-up regarding the KO-D Openweight Title leads to one more title match before Sumo Hall in October. The new champion Meiko Satomura wanted to defend the title against Shigehiro Irie because she originally wanted to beat him for the championship. Irie has little desire to win back the championship until he gets his revenge on Danshoku Dieno over their soured working relationship during the summer. Dieno wants to take any opportunity that will make him the KO-D Champion going into the “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” main event. Because Dieno has given up his role as DDT Producer, Sanshiro Takagi used his powers as DDT’s president to make a 3 Way Elimination Match to solve this dilemma. Takagi doesn’t want to take over the regular responsibilities of the DDT Producer so that position will remain absent for now. Hisaya Imabayashi is still the Assistant Producer so we’ll have to wait and see what changes if any there will be for the authority figure role in the future.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~SHUTEN-DOJI AND HARASHIMA DAY~” Results

August 1, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~SHUTEN-DOJI & HARASHIMA DAY~”, 01/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE
546 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Danshoku Dieno (Gorgeous Matsuno) defeated Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei & Gorgeous Matsuno (Danshoku Dieno) when HARASHIMA pinned Matsuno with the Somato (8:13).
2. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Gatoh Move: Sakisama, Martha & Yoshikosama defeated Emi Sakura, Riho & Mei Suruga when Martha pinned Suruga with a Cradle (16:20).
-. Secret Match: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated DJ Nira by Disqualification when Nira attacked the referee (6:13).
3. Shuten-dōji Vs Hebikai Tensai!: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated JARASHIMA, Hoshihebi & Kazusada Jaguchi (w/ Poison Sawada JULIE) when KUDO pinned Hoshihebi with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:39).

Poison Sawada JULIE made his presence felt throughout the show by poisoning several wrestlers with his Snake Magic. After every match some of the wrestlers would raise a toast and drink a beer then they could collapse because the beer was spiked! JULIE would then send his minions Hoshihebi and Kazusada Jaguchi out to grab the unconscious people and carry them backstage so they would be transformed into JULIE’s snake warriors. What was JULIE’s ultimate goal? Why, to perform a big song and dance number in the main event of course! Shuten-dōji came to the rescue and fought against JULIE’s team with a special No Tag Rule added at the last minute. JULIE interfered by using his Snake Magic until a mistaken Clothesline from Jaguchi knocked him off the apron. From there the Shuten-dōji team fought back and grabbed the victory. JULIE accepted defeat and promised to give everyone the antidote to turn them back to normal. KUDO appreciated JULIE’s decision and he thanked him for his role in making DDT bigger by adding a fantasy element to the promotion. Masahiro Takanashi also said it was fun to hear the rattles of the snake magic again. Everyone turned back to normal except for Sayaka Obihiro because there was none left for her. Nobody was bothered by that.

Yukio Sakaguchi was surprised to learn there was a secret match prepared for him against DJ Nira. Some of the antics Nira used included attacking Sakaguchi with an umbrella and sitting down everytime Sakaguchi went for the God’s Right Knee. Nira then used a bizarre submission hold that involved making Sakaguchi fall down on one knee so Nira can put all of his weight on the other knee by standing on it. When Yukinori Matsui moved in to check if Sakaguchi would give up, Sakaguchi lifted Nira off of his knee and onto Matsui’s knee. This put Matsui in so much pain that he ended the match without a winner.

As usual NEO Biishiki-gun thought their opponents were a bunch of garbage, except for Riho. Sakisama sees something special in her that is different from everyone else. Emi Sakura told the rest of the Gatoh Move team how frustrating it is to lose. She put the blame entirely on Mei Suruga and said if she is garbage then she better get cleaned up.

Danshoku Dieno and Gorgeous Matsuno bumped heads and swapped bodies at the start of the show. So for the opener we had Dieno wrestling as Matsuno and Matsuno wrestling as Dieno. This is happening along with the usual Brahman Brothers shenanigans by the way. They hit heads again after the match and returned to normal after HARASHIMA pinned Matsuno (Dieno) with the Somato.


12 Shows In 11 Days

July 26, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOMONOURA~”, 28/07/2018
Fukuyama Big Rose

1. 3 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Antonio Honda Vs Facade
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
3. KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Lowther Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs HARASHIMA, Mike Bailey & MAO
6. Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Iino
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao

Injuries to Kota Umeda and Daiki Shimomura leads to some changes on the undercard.

DDT “SHIGEHIRO IRIE DEBUT 10TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL TACHIMUKAU ~PROOF OF MAD BLOOMING HUMAN~”, 29/07/2018
Osaka Taisho Hall

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie & Alex Ace Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda, Akito & Makoto Oishi
2. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs HARASHIMA, Gurukun Mask & Rekka
4. 4 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs Jason Kincaid & Facade
5. Mizuki Watase Vs Kengo Takai
6. Konosuke Takeshita & HUB Vs Daisuke Harada & Kazuaki Mihara
7. Shigehiro Irie 10th Anniversary Memorial Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao

Shigehiro Irie is getting his wish to defend the KO-D Openweight Title in America. Next week he is travelling to Dayton, Ohio to compete in Rockstar Pro Wrestling. On 1st August, Irie is putting the title on the line in a 3 Way Match against Trey Miguel and Jake Crist. Due to this tour, Irie will miss the entire Beer Garden series happening back in Japan.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 30/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match ~ Crocodile Death Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
1. Soma Takao Produce DAMNATION New Member Assessment Match: Soma Takao & Shota Vs PSYCHO & CHANGO
2. DAMNATION Vs Metal Family!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
3. Shuji Ishikawa & Kohei Sato Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Iino
4. DAMNATION Vs NOBUNATION! – Scramble Bunkhouse 10-Man Tornado Tag Death Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani, X, X, X & X

All five members of DAMNATION are ready to step up to whatever the rebellious Nobuhiro Shimatani will throw at them.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 1ST ROUND”, 31/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1A: KUDO Vs Akito
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1B: Gota Ihashi Vs Keisuke Ishii
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1C: Mike Bailey Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1D: Shunma Katsumata Vs Alex Ace
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1E: Hoshitango Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1F: Yuki Iino Vs Some Takao
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1G: Toru Owashi Vs Mizuki Watase
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1H: Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA
9. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1I: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
10. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1J: Saki Akai Vs Masahiro Takanashi
11. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1K: Tetsuya Endo Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
12. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1L: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazusada Higuchi
13. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1M: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Antonio Honda
14. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1N: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Jason Kincaid
15. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1O: Yuki Ueno Vs Tanomusaku Toba
16. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1P: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Shimomura injured his left MCL and will be out of action for a while. Saki Akai replaces him in the King Of DDT tournament.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~SHUTEN-DOJI & HARASHIMA DAY~”, 01/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Gatoh Move: Sakisama, Martha & Yoshikosama Vs Emi Sakura, Riho & Mei Suruga
2. Shuten-dōji Vs Hebikai Tensai!: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs JARASHIMA, Hoshihebi & Kazusada Jaguchi (w/ Poison Sawada JULIE)
3. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Danshoku Dieno Vs Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei & Gorgeous Matsuno

Former KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions return to DDT. The Brahman Brothers always make a mess and Gorgeous Matsuno likes to join in.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DANSHOKU DIENO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 02/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Today’s Gruelling Under Match ~ Terrible Gruesomeness: Hisaya Imabayashi Vs Tetsuya Koda
1. Warming Up Muscle: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Antonio Honda Vs Choun-Shiryu Vs Pedro Takashi Vs Yasu Urano Vs X
2. Our Lariat Pro Wrestling ’18: Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Rekka Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yumehito Imanari
3. The Usual Sandman Match: X Vs X

DDT is warning all visitors to bring towels and a change of clothes because a lot of food and beer will be thrown around during The Sandman match.

Almost one year ago Hisaya Imabayashi (then Amon Tsurumi) and Tetsuya Koda had a match to determine if Imabayashi could keep his job as the DDT General Manager. Koda won that battle but Imabayashi was able to stick around. No is time for the rematch! Imabayashi is representing his local theatre group. Koda is representing the Hello Project Official Fan Club (his membership number is 022-058729).

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 03/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match ~ Trans-Am ★ Yoga Classroom: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs X
1. Matsunaga Formula Drunk Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs X
2. Triple Main Event – ??? Rules: Shunma Katsumata Vs Violento Jack
3. Triple Main Event: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kuishinbo Kamen
4. Triple Main Event: Akito Vs Isami Kodaka

An excellent choice by Akito.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~TOKYO JOSHI PRO DAY~”, 04/08/2018
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1. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1A: Reika Saiki & Miu Vs Yuu & Yuki Kamifuku
2. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1B: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Raku
3. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1C: Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Yuna Manase & Hinano
4. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1D: Hikari & Yuki Aino Vs Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito
5. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Semi-Final: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
6. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Semi-Final: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
7. Sakisama & Martha Vs Azusa Christie & Yukio Saint Laurent
8. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Final: X & X Vs X & X

Every tournament match in the 1st Round and semi-finals have a 10 minute time limit. If a match ends in a draw then sudden death will be determined by a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The winning team will be rewarded with a one night trip to Karuizawa in Nagano.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 2ND ROUND”, 04/08/2018
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1. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1I Vs Winner Of Match 1J
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1K Vs Winner Of Match 1L
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1M Vs Winner Of Match 1N
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1O Vs Winner Of Match 1P

The bracket will be reshuffled after this round.

BASARA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~BASARA DAY~”, 05/08/2018
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1. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle: FUMA, Takumi Tsukamoto, Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs “brother” YASSHI, Kenshin Chikano, Yuki Aoki & Kouhei Kinoshita
2. Rey Paloma Management “Acapulco” Ownership Acquisition Anomaly Battle Royale: Rey Paloma Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs SAGAT Vs Gouma Ryu Vs Best Stretchman V3
3. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle ~ Drunkers Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Shoichi Uchida
4. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle ~ Hardcore Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Gunso & Kabuki Kid
5. DOVE World Title – Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle: Naoki Tanizaki (c) vs Fuminori Abe

Isami Kodaka has really enjoyed doing beer bashes lately.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DDT~”, 05/08/2018
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1. X Vs X

Nothing is announced yet. Past years have featured a fan lottery 6-Man Tag Match involving the main eventers.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #13”, 07/08/2018
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1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Kendo Kashin, NOSAWA Rongai & Keisuke Okuda

Kendo Kashin is bringing in a team of IGF wrestlers to challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles. However even he is convinced that they cannot win the championships after watching ALL OUT successfully defend them on Tuesday. He wants a golf style handicap put in place to make up for the skills mismatch. Kashin has requested for the IGF team to also include Sanshiro Takagi, Ken Ohka and Yukinori Matsui to make it a 6 Vs 3 match.


Beer Garden 2018 Updates

July 23, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 30/07/2018
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0. Under Match ~ Crocodile Death Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
1. Soma Takao Produce DAMNATION New Member Assessment Match: Soma Takao & Shota Vs PSYCHO & CHANGO
2. DAMNATION Vs Metal Family!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
3. Shuji Ishikawa & Kohei Sato Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Iino
4. DAMNATION Vs NOBUNATION!: X Vs X

Who out of Shota, PSYCHO and CHANGO best represents DAMNATION?

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 1ST ROUND”, 31/07/2018
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1. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: KUDO Vs Akito
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Gota Ihashi Vs Keisuke Ishii
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Mike Bailey Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Shunma Katsumata Vs Alex Ace
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Hoshitango Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Yuki Iino Vs Some Takao
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Toru Owashi Vs Mizuki Watase
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA
9. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
10. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Daiki Shimomura Vs Masahiro Takanashi
11. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Tetsuya Endo Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
12. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazusada Higuchi
13. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Antonio Honda
14. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Jason Kincaid
15. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Yuki Ueno Vs Tanomusaku Toba
16. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 1: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Ever get the feeling there is perhaps too much wrestling?

All King Of DDT matches have no time limit. There is a bracket up until the quarter finals, a lottery will shuffle the final eight into new match-ups. The winner gets 1,000,000 yen and the KO-D Openweight Title shot at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018”.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~SHUTEN-DOJI & HARASHIMA DAY~”, 01/08/2018
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1. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Gatoh Move: Sakisama, Martha & Yoshikosama Vs Emi Sakura, Riho & Mei Suruga
2. Shuten-dōji Vs Hebikai Tensai!: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs JARASHIMA, Hoshihebi & Kazusada Jaguchi (w/ Poison Sawada JULIE)

The emperor of the Snake World is back! Poison Sawada JULIE has returned to the surface and poisoned some DDT wrestlers so he can battle against Shuten-dōji at their Beer Garden show.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DANSHOKU DIENO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 02/08/2018
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1. Something By Sasadango: Super Sasadango Machine Vs X
2. The Usual Sandman Match: X Vs X
3. Our Lariat Pro Wrestling ’18: Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Rekka Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yumehito Imanari

I don’t know what to expect from Super Sasadango Machine here. Maybe he cashes in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet? I doubt it to be honest.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 03/08/2018
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0. Under Match ~ Trans-Am ★ Yoga Classroom: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs X
1. Matsunaga Formula Drunk Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs X
2. Double Main Event: Shunma Katsumata Vs Violento Jack
3. Double Main Event: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kuishinbo Kamen

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING, SHUNMA!?

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~TOKYO JOSHI PRO DAY~”, 04/08/2018
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1. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
4. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
5. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Semi-Final: X & X Vs X & X
6. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Semi-Final: X & X Vs X & X
7. Sakisama & Martha Vs Azusa Christie & Yukio Saint Laurent
8. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The names entering the Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament are Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki, Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao, Yuu, Nodoka-oneesan, Yuki Aino, Reika Saiki, Maki Ito, Mizuki, Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku, Raku, Hikari, Hinano and Miu.

Rika Tatsumi suffered a fractured ulnar in her left arm during this weekend’s show. It is currently unknown if she needs surgery but she will definitely miss this show.

There is trouble in NEO Biishiki-gun and it’s led to a revolt! Azusa Christie has had enough of Martha being too close to Sakisama. In response Sakisama thinks Christie’s jealousy should be “treated” by her doctor. However Yukio Saint Laurent has turned on the fair lady and suggests Christie should do the same. The two sides are in conflict and will meet in the ring to solve it.

BASARA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~BASARA DAY~”, 05/08/2018
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1. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle: FUMA, Takumi Tsukamoto, Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs “brother” YASSHI, Kenshin Chikano, Yuki Aoki & Kouhei Kinoshita
2. Rey Paloma Management “Acapulco” Ownership Acquisition Anomaly Battle Royale: Rey Paloma Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs SAGAT Vs Gouma Ryu Vs Best Stretchman V3
3. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle ~ Drunkers Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Shoichi Uchida
4. Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle ~ Hardcore Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Gunso & Kabuki Kid
5. DOVE World Title – Crash! BASARA x DOVE Battle: Naoki Tanizaki (c) vs Fuminori Abe

Rey Paloma is putting his Mexican restaurant Acapulco on the line in a special Battle Royal. Paloma will not be in the Battle Royal itself. Instead he will take on the winner immediately afterwards. If Paloma is beaten he will hand over his ownership of Acapulco to the winner.


First Matches Announced For Beer Garden 2018

July 20, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 30/07/2018
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0. Under Match ~ Crocodile Death Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
1. DAMNATION Vs Metal Family!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
2. DAMNATION Vs NOBUNATION!: X Vx X

Nobuhiro Shimatani has had enough with trying to join DAMNATION so he is making his own! Now might be his perfect chance because apparently Daisuke Sasaki might get mauled to death by a crocodile on the pre-show.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~SHUTEN-DOJI & HARASHIMA DAY~”, 01/08/2018
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1. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Gatoh Move: Sakisama, Martha & Yoshikosama Vs Emi Sakura, Riho & Mei Suruga

Sakisama’s childhood friend Yoshikosama returns after her successful debut back at “JUDGEMENT 2018”. Maybe she will be more friendly towards the Gatoh Move girls.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DANSHOKU DIENO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 02/08/2018
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1. The Usual Sandman Match: X Vs X
2. Our Lariat Pro Wrestling ’18: Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Rekka Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yumehito Imanari

A match dedicated to Lariats and a match dedicated to The Sandman’s entrance. Two staples of Beer Garden week.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 03/08/2018
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0. Under Match ~ Trans-Am ★ Yoga Classroom: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs X
1. Matsunaga Formula Drunk Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs X
2. Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kuishinbo Kamen

The main event is a rematch from January 2015.