DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKYO BAY~” Results

February 26, 2017

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DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKYO BAY~”, 25/02/2017
Chiba Blue Field
189 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Ishii pinned MAO with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (9:06).
2. Mad Paulie defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Paulie Buster (9:28).
3. KUDO & Tomomatsu Matsunaga defeated Toru Owashi & Daiki Shimomura when KUDO pinned Shimomura with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:30).
4. Inner Chamber, Outer Chamber, Big Runaway! Chiba Specialty Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino defeated Makoto Oishi & X = Shiori Asahi when Dino pinned Oishi with the Axe Guillotine Danshoku Driver (12:22).
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Endo pinned Takanashi with the Sky Twister Press (14:19).
6. Smile Squash Vs Happy Motel Fight Against All Sides Three Matches!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano (2) defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Guanchulo (1) (22:40).
6a. HARASHIMA pinned Guanchulo with a Buzzsaw Kick (11:31).
6b. Konosuke Takeshita pinned Akito with La España (17:03).
6c. Akito submitted Antonio Honda with the Scorpion Lock (22:40).

A 3 match challenge was set up for Smile Squash and Happy Motels in the main event. Antonio Honda started things off by telling the old tale of “Anna And The Snow Queen” because he was thinking about it over the night. But he was so tense he felt like his brain was going to blow out of his right nostril. His bad performance was fixed when Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi sang to him while he was in a Facelock. All that progress meant nothing as HARASHIMA then pinned Guanchulo with a Buzzsaw Kick to win the first fall. During the second fall Honda wandered off to the balcony and then sang “Let It Go” to distract Smile Squash. The distraction didn’t last but Takeshita was able to tie the score by pinning Akito with La España. Honda dropped the comedy for the final fall and countered Akito’s Hanamasa into a Scorpion Drop. But Akito then countered Honda’s Diving Fist Drop into an Armbar and turned it into the Scorpion Lock for the submission win. The final score was Smile Squash 2, Happy Motels 1. After the match Akito said it wasn’t a bad start for the new generation of Smile Squash. He handed the microphone over to HARASHIMA to close out the show but HARASHIMA gave it back. Since Akito won the match, HARASHIMA thinks Akito should give the speech.

Daisuke Sasaki gave Yukio Sakaguchi a warning that Tetsuya Endo will take care of him soon. Until then he should stop bringing in weak partners like Masahiro Takanashi and get someone decent to face them instead. Sakaguchi threatened to kill both Sasaki & Endo. Then said he will fill Saitama Super Arena with their blood.

Shiori Asahi was supposed to be a mystery wrestler but DDT accidentally advertised him in advance. So Makoto Oishi and Amon Tsurumi asked the fans to act surprised when Asahi appeared for their match against Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino. The match ended with Oishi & Asahi attempted to do the Cactus Flower on Dino. Takayama caught Oishi with a Brainbuster in midair and Dino grabbed Asahi for the Lip Lock. Dino then gave Oishi the Axe Guillotine Danshoku Driver to win.


Takao Joins Smile Squash, Sakaguchi Fights DAMNATION, Tokyo Joshi Signs Manase

February 16, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS FIGHT OUT #3”, 18/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Syoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka-oneesan
2. Yuu & Miyu Yamashita Vs Mil Clown & Rika Tatsumi
3. “Back Bancho” Akane Miura Road To Graduation: Akane Miura Vs Maho Kurone
4. SIN Biishiki-gun Vs Konkatsu-gun: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko

No Reika Saiki on this show so Yuu doesn’t have to worry about her here.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) Vs Gota Ihashi
1. Takagi-gun Vs Michael-gun Loser Exiled Overseas Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai Vs Michael Nakazawa, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Cherry
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase & Guanchulo Vs Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 3 Way Match: Kotatsu (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda
4. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino
5. Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
6. ROAD TO SSA COUNTDOWN Special Single Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. DDT Pre-20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & KUDO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Dick Togo

Yukio Sakaguchi has the nothing but DAMNATION ahead of him on the road to Saitama Super Arena. He and Masakatsu Funaki are set to defend the KO-D Tag Team Titles against Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo in Saitama. Until then Sakaguchi will be fighting against DAMNATION with his Shuten-dōji partners.

Soma Takao is now a part of Smile Squash and this weekend is his first match as a member.

Nobuhiro Shimatani has one more chance to lose the King Of Dark Title before the DNA relaunch. Unfortunately he was defeated in his last two defences to Gota Ihashi. Will the third time be a charm?

BASARA “VAJRA 30 ~WINTER SUMMER BLUE~”, 20/02/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Hagane
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Shinya Ishida Vs Daichi Kazato & Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Hardcore Match: SAGAT Vs Gunso
4. Metal Special Match: Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Tanaka
5. Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Koji Iwamoto & Fuminori Abe
6 Union MAX Title: FUMA (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Hagane is from Fighting Musical Makai, a dramatic musical wrestling show where warriors duel with evil. In unrelated news, Madoka is missing from this card for some reason…

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKYO BAY~”, 25/02/2017
Chiba Blue Field

1. Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Inner Chamber, Outer Chamber, Big Runaway! Chiba Specialty Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino Vs Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi
3. Smile Squash Vs Happy Motel Fight Against All Sides!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Guanchulo

All of Smile Squash will be together for the first time since Takao’s induction to the group.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONTON~”, 26/02/2017
Maebashi Green Dome Sub Arena

1. Mad Paulie Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
3. Maebashi Specialty! DDT Does Not Know The Gunman Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda

HARASHIMA and Konosuke Takeshita have a few more tag matches to get through. HARASHIMA won the first one in Osaka two weeks ago.

Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION continues with two matches on this show.

DDT “DRAMATIC 2017 MARCH SPECIAL ~ROAD TO SUPER ARENA~”, 05/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. DAMNATION Vs FREEDOMS!: Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Jun Kasai & GENTARO
2. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
3. ROAD TO SSA MAIN EVENT Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda

DAMNATION is now fighting on two fronts, one against Shuten-dōji and one against FREEDOMS. Jun Kasai is bringing GENTARO back to DDT to put Daisuke Sasaki in check.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN NERIMA!”, 12/03/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Reika Saiki

The newest Tokyo Joshi Pro signing will have her debut match in Coconeri Hall next month. Yuna Manase is from Actwres girl’Z and has been wrestling for three years. She will be be a regular wrestler for Tokyo Joshi from March onwards. Manase recently participated in the Miss Tokyo Sports contest and is not shy to flaunt her body. In fact she appeared at her press conference wearing a white swimsuit and posing for the cameras. She said she is learning about Tokyo Joshi through DDT UNIVERSE and is looking forward to being in the same ring as Saki Akai. She would love to form a tag team with Akai and they can be called SM Gun together.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2017 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE”, 20/03/2017
Saitama Super Arena

0. DNA Offer Match: Rekka, Daiki Shimomura & Yuki Ueno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani, Naomi Yoshimura & Dai Suzuki
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuu, Mil Clown & Itoh Maki Vs Reika Saiki, Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa
0. DDT Pro Wrestling 20th Anniversary Memorial Celebration Dramatic Rumble: MIKAMI Vs GENTARO Vs Bambi Vs Rion Mizuki Vs X
1. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2017: Saki Akai, Meiko Satomura & Syoko Nakajima Vs Aja Kong, Cherry & Miyu Yamashita
2. Kou Shibusawa 35th Anniversary “Nobunaga’s Ambition ~Our Warring States~” Sengoku Warlords Match: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sanshiro Takagi), Shingen Takeda (Keiji Muto) & Yukimura Sanada (Isami Kodaka) Vs Katsuie Shibata (Daisuke Sekimoto), Kenshin Uesugi (Jun Akiyama) & Nobunaga Oda (Kota Ibushi)
3. Special 8-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Lady Beard Vs Jaguar Yokota, Yuni, X & X
4. Shungo Oyama Pro Wrestling Challenge Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Dick Togo Vs KUDO & Shungo Oyama
5. Shigehiro Irie Triennial Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mike Bailey
6. “DDT Is DDT” 20 Years Entertainment Culmination! The Best In The World Bad Guy Decisive Battle: Danshoku Dino Vs Joey Ryan
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs X, X & X
8. DDT Extreme Title – Sekichu Presents Hardcore Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
9. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
10. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

All that is left to complete the card is the challengers for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles as well as Jaguar Yokota’s remaining partners for the special 8-Man Tag Match. I reckon we will find out who they are at the Korakuen Hall show this Sunday.


DDT “DRAMATIC NERIMA THE FIGHTER 2017” Results

February 12, 2017

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DDT “DRAMATIC NERIMA THE FIGHTER 2017”, 12/02/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall
511 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with a Running Body Press (3:45).
*D11 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
1. Mad Paulie defeated Shunma Katsumata with a Reverse Splash (5:15).
2. Scramble Bunkhouse Lucha Glasses 6-Man Tag Death Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Keisuke Ishii defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Ishii pinned Matsunaga with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (8:53).
3. Soma Takao Contending Unit Determination Special 6 Way Match: Soma Takao defeated Yasu Urano, Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi, Rekka and Saki Akai (11:13).
3a. Soma Takao eliminated Rekka by Ring Out (1:45).
3b. Makoto Oishi eliminated Sanshiro Takagi with a Cradle (3:09).
3c. Makoto Oishi eliminated Saki Akai with a Cradle (5:52).
3d. Yasu Urano and Soma Takao eliminated Makoto Oishi with a Double Thrust Kick (6:29).
3e. Soma Takao eliminated Yasu Urano with the Gin And Tonic (11:13).
4. Real, No Fear Start!: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino defeated KUDO & Guanchulo when Dino ponned Guanchulo with the Axe Guillotine Danshoku Driver (12:16).
5. Special 3 Way Match: Colt Cabana defeated Konosuke Takeshita and MAO when Cabana pinned MAO with a Superman Dive (8:11).
6. Daisuke Sasaki First Local Triumph! Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Jun Kasai & Antonio Honda when Sasaki submitted Honda with La Mistica Cross Facelock (12:37).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) defeated HARASHIMA & Akito when Sakaguchi submitted Akito with the Modified Cobra Clutch (18:29).
*V1 for Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi.

It was a mixed day for Smile Squash. They weren’t able to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles but they at least gained a new member. In the tag title match, Akito tapped out to Yukio Sakaguchi’s Modified Cobra Clutch. That was Sakaguchi’s revenge for losing to Akito by submission back in January. Sakaguchi asked who wanted to fight him and Masakatsu Funaki next. Out came Tetsuya Endo followed by Shuji Ishikawa! The DAMNATION team will get their title shot at Saitama Super Arena in March!

Daisuke Sasaki was celebrated his return home to Nerima with a tag team victory over Jun Kasai. Sasaki taunted Kasai during the match by stealing his goggles and copying his salute. Sasaki said Kasai was truly amazing, as expected from such a charismatic death match wrestler. He then stomped on Kasai and said he really isn’t such a big deal. Kasai is not as charismatic as he is. They’re going to have some fun in Saitama.

Colt Cabana’s first match in DDT was a success, pinning MAO in a 3 Way Match also featuring Konosuke Takeshita. However his victory speech was cut short when Danshoku Dino attacked him! Dino accused Cabana of being gay and he wants him to admit it in English! This was Cabana’s welcome to DDT and next Sunday at Korakuen Hall Dino will make sure Cabana will come out of the closet! When Dino left Cabana took the microphone. He said his crotch is bigger than Joey Ryan’s.

Yoshihiro Takayama is warming up to the idea of Danshoku Dino being his new No Fear tag partner. He hesitated to participate in Dino’s fighting style but eventually decided “No Fear!” After that he threw KUDO face first into Dino’s exposed rear end. Dino then put Guanchulo in position for the Axe Guillotine Driver but Takayama told him to hold still. Takayama then pulled Dino’s tights over Guanchulo’s head to turn the move into the Axe Guillotine Danshoku Driver! Takayama told Dino it was a good start for their new team.

Soma Takao is now a member of Smile Squash! He won a 6 Way Elimination Match where the winner would earn Takao’s membership. Before the match began, Sanshiro Takagi gave Takao one last offer. If Takao joins T2Hide they can kick out Kazuki Hirata and rename the unit T2T. Makoto Oishi thinks Takao has a future as a pop idol. Rekka tempted Takao with promises of becoming the ace of New Taiwan Pro Wrestling. Saki Akai said Takao can travel the world if he joins the Oscar Promotion agency. The only person who didn’t appeal for Takao to join his unit was Yasu Urano. That made things awkward because Takao wants to join Smile Squash and the match eventually came down to those two. Takao scored the win and earned the right to join Smile Squash under his own power. Urano wasn’t pleased by this. He thinks Takao joining Smile Squash is a dangerous idea. However Akito is ok with the idea and HARASHIMA welcomed Takao into the group with open arms. Urano then accepted Takao’s induction. If nothing else at least this means he now has a new friend.

The Kotatsu table made its presence felt in Match #2, somehow attacking Kazuki Hirata while Keisuke Ishii pinned Tomomitsu Matsunaga. Ishii talked to the table after the match. Ishii said he fights with pride as the AJPW Jr. Champion so he hopes Kotatsu is the same as the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion. He offered a handshake but then began to stomp the table! He then gave Kotatsu the Emerald Frosion and went for a pin but Antonio Honda stopped the count. Honda then tried to pin Kotatsu but Ishii stopped him. Ishii and Honda then knocked each other out with a Lariat and Bionic Elbow collision, leaving Kotatsu just standing there probably triumphant.

Nobuhiro Shimatani is coming close to tying Gota Ihashi’s record for the most King Of Dark Title defences. Shimatani is more concerned about being forced to miss the DNA relaunch in two weeks time. He has one more chance to get rid of the title on 19th February. If he can’t win that match then he will miss the DNA show. Shimatani tried to pin the Kotatsu table to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title but Amon Tsurumi kicked him away.


DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2016 ~SMILE SQUASH DAY~” Results

August 11, 2016

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DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2016 ~SMILE SQUASH DAY~”, 11/08/2016
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

-. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA defeated Gota Ihashi.
-. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Round 1: Mizuki Watase defeated Rekka.
-. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga.
-. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Round 1: Keisuke Ishii defeated Super Sasadango Machine.
1. Akito Style Wrestler (Makoto Oishi) & Yasu Urano Style Wrestler (Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi) defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Guanchulo when Urano Style pinned Guanchulo with the Tombstone Piledriver (11:51).
-. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Semi Final: HARASHIMA defeated Mizuki Watase.
-. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Keisuke Ishii.
-. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated HARASHIMA.
2. Akito Produce Match: “Danshoku Dino” (Kazuki Hirata) defeated “Kazuki Hirata” (Nobuhiro Shimatani) with the Danshoku Driver (13:11).
3. 3 Way Match: Yasu Urano defeated HARASHIMA and Akito when Urano pinned Akito with a Crucifix Pin (20:48).

Beer Garden Day 4’s evening show was put together by Smile Squash. All three members fought each other in the main event. The finish was wild when HARASHIMA hit the Somato on Yasu Urano. Akito tried to steal the pin but Urano kicked out. HARASHIMA hit a Jumping High Kick to Akito followed by a Buzzsaw Kick to Urano. However Akito caught HARASHIMA in mid-air during a Swan Dive Somato attempt. Akito gave HARASHIMA the Kinniku Big Move and went for the pin but Urano then hooked onto Akito’s arms and rolled him over for the three count out of nowhere. Because Urano won the match the other two let him give most of the closing speech.

Danshoku Dino caused some mischief during the opening introductions. He kept trying to touch Kazuki Hirata’s butt. Nobuhiro Shimatani tried to stop him but what ended up happening was all three bumped their heads together and swapped bodies. What made things even more confusing was Shimatani in Dino’s body came out after the first match and bumped heads with referee Daisuke Kiso. So when the time came for Dino Vs Hirata we had Dino in Hirata’s body, Hirata in Shimatani’s body, Shimatani in Kiso’s body and Kiso in Dino’s body. Did you get all of that? To take things even further the four of them all started insulting each other only to insult one of the others in the process. Another clash of heads happened at the end of the match and everyone went back to normal. They then chased Dino out of the ring for causing all of this mess.

Similar wrestler impersonating happened in the opening match. Akito & Urano came up with a crazy idea to get Makoto Oishi & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi to wrestle in their place as them. At one point they called HARASHIMA’s substitute to come in and help them but nobody showed up.

The DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament took place in between matches. Eight DDT wrestlers entered the tournament and in the end Konosuke Takeshita came out on top. Takeshita said he was determined not to lose because he is the KO-D Openweight Champion and he’ll see Shuji Ishikawa at Sumo Hall.


DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2016 ~SPRING~” Results

April 29, 2016

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DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2016 ~SPRING~”, 29/04/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall
400 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. King Of Dark Title: Rekka defeated Gota Ihashi (c) with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker (5:08).
*D1 for Gota Ihashi.
1. KENSO, Hiroshi Fukuda & Eddie French defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata & Guanchulo when Fukuda submitted Hirata with a Crab Hold (12:04).
2. 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Owashi pinned both Oishi and Matsunaga with a Double School Boy (5:01).
3. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Ken Ohka, Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao when Ohka pinned Ishii with the Spear Of Flame (12:40).
4. Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mao Inoue when Iwasaki pinned Inoue with the Leg Capture Suplex (14:32).
5. HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano defeated Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo when Urano pinned Honda with the Tombstone Piledriver (16:58).
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Polly defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi when Polly pinned Takanashi with the Reverse Splash (11:48).

Daisuke Sasaki introduced everyone to his brand new pet and it is big and mean. His name is Mad Polly, he is 180cm tall and weighs 140kg. With Demolition style facepaint and a costume that reminds me of Bam Bam Bigelow, Polly was ordered to go after Yukio Sakaguchi. Polly withstood Sakaguchi’s kicks and threw him over with a German Suplex. Masa Takanashi tried to help Sakaguchi in taking down the newcomer but they were both taken down with a Lariat. Polly Choke Slammed Takanashi and then pinned him with a Vader style Reverse Splash. Sasaki added insult to injury by giving Sakaguchi the Vietnam Driver II. Sasaki then introduced his “cute” new pet to the crowd and called himself the charismatic double champion.

The semi-main event was vital for both teams to win. Both Smile Squash and Happy Motels were involved in bid defeats to Daisuke Sasaki at “MAX BUMP 2016”. HARASHIMA lost his KO-D Openweight Title to Sasaki and the New Gen Combo failed to regain the KO-D Tag Team Titles from Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa. Also Akito & Yasu Urano came out of the show as the next challengers for the tag titles. Antonio Honda gave a long speech to his teammates about training their soul, using dumbbells and producing tremendous nose hair in the process. The motivating talk didn’t work and Smile Squash came out of the match as the winners. Honda took the blame for the loss.

Ken Ohka eagerly wished Team Drift the best of luck in their futures. Each of the Drift wrestlers were a little put off by Ohka excitedly shaking their hands after the match. But it also gave them enough encouragement to challenge Team DNA to a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Title match on the 15th May Nagoya show. They want to win the titles and disband as champions. Kouki Iwasaki accepted the challenge because he wants DNA to beat the best teams in DDT even if they are about to split up.

Both Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Makoto Oishi are on the hunt for a Right To Challenge Contract. They both had an opportunity to win one from Toru Owashi. Owashi’s contract arm band was ripped off and thrown over to Amon Tsurumi. Both Matsunaga and Oishi chased after Tsurumi but got a Double Lariat for their troubles. Later in the match Owashi capitalised on his opponents’ infighting by pinning both of them at the same time.

Hiroshi Fukuda tricked Kazuki Hirata into dancing when he sang “You Are More Beautiful Than Roses” into the microphone. He then rolled over Hirata into a Crab Hold during the dance. After that match KENSO confronted Sanshiro Takagi again about joining DDT full time. He said would have attended “MAX BUMP 2016” last week but his wife Hiroko Suzuki had a Funabashi City Council meeting that day. KENSO then brought up the King Of DDT tournament and requested entry into the tournament. Takagi refused but Amon Tsurumi offered KENSO an opportunity. KENSO will have a match in Nagoya on 15th May to determine if he deserves to enter King Of DDT.

DDT will be heading to Nagano in June and the management think it could be the start of something good. They decided to set up a sales manager position for the Nagano region. Toru Owashi volunteered to take the position. He was given 30,000 yen for operating expenses and is tasked in making the first Nagano show a success.


DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~SMILE SQUASH DAY~” Results

August 5, 2015

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DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~SMILE SQUASH DAY~”, 05/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING
460 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Yasu Urano Produce – 3 Round Sumo Match: Hiroshi Fukuda (3) defeated Ryohei Fukuda (0).
0a. Hiroshi Fukuda defeated Ryohei Fukuda by Yoritaoshi.
0b. Hiroshi Fukuda defeated Ryohei Fukuda by Scoop Throw.
0c. Hiroshi Fukuda defeated Ryohei Fukuda by Ring Out.
DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Round 1: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga by Ring Out.
DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki defeated HARASHIMA by Debit.
DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Hiroshi Fukuda by Poor Throw.
DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Round 1: Keisuke Ishii defeated Shigehiro Irie with a Scoop Throw.
1. Akito Produce – Old Hard Hit Rules: Akito (1D/1E) defeated Ryota Nakatsui (0D/0E) with the Scorpion Deathlock (8:01).
DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Semi Final: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Daisuke Sasaki by Extrusion.
DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Semi Final: Keisuke Ishii defeated Konosuke Takeshita by Projects.
DDT Grand Sumo Summer Tournament – Final: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Keisuke Ishii by Yoritaoshi.
2. Danshoku Dino (Kazusada Higuchi) (w/ Makoto Oishi) defeated Kota Umeda (w/ Kazusada Higuchi (Danshoku Dino)) with the Danshoku Driver (10:01).
3. HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Akito defeated Isami Kodaka, Shuji Ishikawa & Yusuke Kubo when HARASHIMA pinned Kubo with the Somato (21:16).

Smile Squash challenged Union to a 6-Man Tag match. HARASHIMA was able to make up for his poor sumo performance earlier in the day by scoring the winning pinfall on Yusuke Kubo while Yasu Urano & Akito dove out of the ring onto Isami Kodaka & Shuji Ishikawa.

During the opening ceremony HARASHIMA invited Danshoku Dino and Kota Umeda to shake hands for their upcoming match. Both Dino and Umeda clumsily messed up the handshake and bowed in apology, banging their heads together by accident. They started fighting and Kazusada Higuchi stepped in the break it up. Dino and Higuchi then accidentaly clashed heads. This somehow caused Dino and Higuchi to swap bodies so when the match happened, Dino wrestled the match in Higuchi’s body while Higuchi stood at Umeda’s corner in Dino’s body. After the match Dino in Higuchi’s body tried to have his way with Umeda but he was stopped by Higuchi in Dino’s body, Makoto Oishi and Ryota Nakatsu. All four banged their heads together and Dino ended up in Nakatsu’s body while Oishi was in Higuchi’s body. Everyone was left confused over who was who.

Shuji Ishikawa won the annual sumo wrestling tournament, beating last year’s winner Tomomitsu Matsunaga in the first round, Daisuke Sasaki in the semi final and Keisuke Ishii in the final. Ishikawa said it is his responsibility to fight Genichiro Tenryu at Sumo Hall later this month and it would have been shameful if he did not win this tournament.

Akito’s match for the show was fought under the old Hard Hit rules where you could win by pinfall, submission or scoring 5 total points from knockdowns and rope breaks.

Before the show began Hiroshi Fukuda was called to the ring by Yasu Urano to have a few sumo matches to warm up for the tournament. Fukuda’s opponent was a member of DDT’s video team named Ryohei Fukuda (probably unrelated). Ryohei wore Fukuda’s debut wrestling gear for the bout. The song “Marvin Gaye” played while Hiroshi beat his opponent three times in a row. Ryohei stripped down to his underwear for losing the match.


DDT “SMILE SQUASH BOX OFFICE ~I WANT TO SEE THE SMILES OF EVERYONE~” Results

November 12, 2014

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DDT “SMILE SQUASH BOX OFFICE ~I WANT TO SEE THE SMILES OF EVERYONE~”, 12/11/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,126 Fans – No Vacancy

DDT Sumo Tournament Aki-Basho – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with the Yoritaoshi.
DDT Sumo Tournament Aki-Basho – Round 1: HARASHIMA defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Sukui Nage.
DDT Sumo Tournament Aki-Basho – Round 1: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Gota Ihashi with the Sabaori.
DDT Sumo Tournament Aki-Basho – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto defeated Michael Nakazawa with the Oshidashi.
1. Akito, Kazuki Hirata & FUMA defeated Koji Iwamoto, Shunma Katsumata & Tetsuya Endo when FUMA pinned Katsumata with a German Suplex (8:52).
2. Makoto Oishi & X = Shiori Asahi defeated Toru Owashi & DJ Nira when Oishi pinned Nira after the Cactus Flower (8:54).
3. Texas Tiger Cub Rope Death Match: Masa Takanashi defeated Antonio Honda with a Jackknife Pin (9:41).
4. 3 Way Tag Team Elimination Match: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki and Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (13:47).
4a. Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki eliminated Shigehiro Irie when Ibushi & Sasaki pinned Irie with a Gedo Clutch And Jackknife Pin Combo (7:08).
4b. Soma Takao eliminated Kota Ibushi by Ring Out (10:13).
4c. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi and Daisuke Sasaki eliminated Soma Takao by Ring Out (10:28).
4d. KUDO eliminated Daisuke Sasaki after the PK from Yukio Sakaguchi (11:42).
DDT Sumo Tournament Aki-Basho – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated HARASHIMA with the Tsuki Taoshi.
DDT Sumo Tournament Aki-Basho – Semi Final: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Daisuke Sekimoto with the Yorikiri.
DDT Sumo Tournament Aki-Basho – Final: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Konosuke Takeshita with the Okuri Tsuri Otoshi.
5. Yasu Urano defeated Kendo Kashin with a Cradle (8:41).
6. HARASHIMA & Akito defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Togi Makabe when HARASHIMA pinned Takagi with the Somato (17:08).

Smile Squash held their self-produced event in Korakuen Hall which featured guests and a sumo wrestling tournament. In the main event the Smile duo of HARASHIMA and Akito faced Sanshiro Takagi and New Japan brawler Togi Makabe. There was respect shown by HARASHIMA and Makabe towards each other which was expected since they are old friends. Takagi provided his brand of lucha libre while Akito had his grappling game on show. HARASHIMA countered Takagi’s Sit Down Himawari Bomb into a Reverse Frankensteiner and then the Somato to end the match.

The show also featured Kendo Kashin’s first match in six months when he faced Smile Squash’s third member Yasu Urano. Kashin’s entrance music began with “Smile For Me” by Naoko Kawai then cut into “Sky Walk”. He also had temporary tattoos of Yuji Nagata’s face sliced in two and flipped over placed on his stomach. Kashin fought dirty, he bit Urano’s finger in order to escape from a Camel Clutch. He then criticised Urano’s for wearing a bandana while wrestling. Kashin would accidentally knock out Yukinori Matsui with a missed Neckbreaker Drop. Urano and Kashin brawled outside and Kashin attacked Shun Miyatake (Trainee) before leaving ringside. He then returned with Togi Makabe’s chain wrapped around his hand! Makabe came out and Lariated Kashin to get his chain back. Back in the ring Kashin tried to finish off Urano with a Cross Armbreaker from the top rope but Urano countered it into a cradle and got the pin. After the match Kashin gave Urano a singlet with “Higashioku Gakuen” written on the backside of it. He made Urano wear it and they celebrated in the ring together.

Shuji Ishikawa won the Sumo tournament by beating Gota Ihashi, Daisuke Sekimoto and Konosuke Takeshita in his playoff bouts. The previous tournament winner Tomomitsu Matsunaga was defeated in the first round by Takeshita. When asked if he will become the Yokozuna (the sumo class, not the WWF wrestler) of Union, he said he would like to face Akebono in a sumo bout sometime.

The Texas Tiger Cub Rope Death Match had Masa Takanashi pin a tied up Antonio Honda. There was also a stuffed tiger cub toy attached to the tiger rope. Apparantly it’s as lethal as a cowbell.

Shiori Asahi is pretty embarrassed that his surprise reveal as Makoto Oishi’s mystery partner keeps getting spoiled.