DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #4” Results

May 8, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #4”, 08/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
162 Fans – No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Rekka with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (5:12).
0. NO TV Match: Mizuki Watase defeated Daiki Shimomura with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker (5:03).
1. Maji Manji Big Three Single Match: Soma Takao defeated Mad Paulie with the Official Endless Waltz (5:10).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Saki Akai (c), Toru Owashi, Masahiro Taknashi, Antonio Honda, MAO, Gorgeous Matsuno and Makoto (12:59).
2a. Makoto eliminated Antonio Honda by Ring Out (6:29).
2b. Saki Akai (c) eliminated Makoto by Ring Out (6:33).
*V1 for Saki Akai.
2c. Masahiro Takanashi eliminated Saki Akai (c) with a School Boy (6:38).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1,303rd champion.
2d. Gorgeous Matsuno eliminated Masahiro Takanashi (c) by Pinfall (9:32).
*Gorgeous Matsuno becomes the 1,304th champion.
2e. MAO eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (10:18).
2f. Nobuhiro Shimatani eliminated Gorgeous Matsuno (c) by Pinfall (11:40).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,305th champion.
2g. Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) eliminated MAO by Ring Out (12:59).
*V1 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) defeated Reina Fujie by Kickout (7:33 pm).
*V2 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with the Big Boot (7:34 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,306th champion.
3. Maji Manji Big Three Single Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yuki Ueno with the Doctor Bomb (6:21).
4. 3 Way Tag Match: KUDO & Keisuke Ishii defeated Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid and Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Ishii pinned Katsumata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (5:30).
5. Men’s Soul Tradition – Loser Gets A Perm: Danshoku Dieno defeated Makoto Oishi with the Danshoku Driver (6:26).
6. Maji Manji Big Three Single Match: HARASHIMA defeated Tetsuya Endo by Disqualification when Mad Paulie attacked HARASHIMA (4:15).
7. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match ~ Hardcore Match: Ryuji Ito defeated Kota Umeda with the Dragon Splash (11:05).

Kota Umeda’s journey of challenges entered it’s second phase with a Hardcore Match against the “Death Match Dragon” Ryuji Ito. Umeda was hit with chairs and a barbed wire baseball bat. However he got to return the favour by jumping off a ladder and splashing Ito through a table. Ito dodged the Penalty Kick and stunned Umeda with the Dragon Kick. A Superplex onto a pile of chairs got Ito a nearfall. Umeda couldn’t recover and was pinned with the Dragon Splash. Umeda learned after the match that his next opponent as part of his trial is Masato Tanaka! When the surprise of that announcement went away, Kazusada Higuchi challenged Umeda to a singles match at the 20th May Korakuen Hall show.

The match between HARASHIMA and Tetsuya Endo ended with Mad Paulie attacking HARASHIMA. Daisuke Sasaki entered the ring but needed a cane to move around because of his injury. He swung it at HARASHIMA but he ducked and Paulie took the blow. Soma Takao ran out to rescue HARASHIMA with a chair in hand. Takao was ready to attack when he turned around and hit HARASHIMA instead! Soma gave him the Gin And Tonic then removed his Smile Squash shirt to reveal a red lettered DAMNATION shirt underneath! Sasaki told everyone the big news. Soma Takao is DAMNATION’s fifth man! Takao told Sasaki he is not his pet. Takao was sick of HARASHIMA being selfish and this turn had been in the works for a long time.

A viewer poll determined the stipulation for Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi. The loser would have to either get hit in the butt with a baseball bat, kiss Hisaya Imabayashi or get their hair styled into a perm. The AbemaTV audience chose the Perm option. Dieno won the match and asked Oishi to help him search for like minded souls. However Oishi has other plans. He thinks guys like Dieno, Antonio Honda and Super Sasadango Machine are now too old for DDT and it’s time for a new generation of wrestlers to replace them. Oishi will look for two young wrestlers to team with so they can destroy Dieno, Honda & Sasadango on 20th May.

Keisuke Ishii’s plan of targeting Shigehiro Irie’s right knee is working perfectly so far. Ishii won another match over Irie today. He said that exploiting Irie’s weakness has made him become more confident. Irie on the other hand is getting more and more furious over the situation. Over on the other end Shunma Katsumata is beginning to figure out what his own problem is. He reckons his heart is weak. Konosuke Takeshita agreed and told him that he has guts but that is different from having heart. His advice to Katsumata is not to be afraid of criticism or of getting beaten up more.

It looked like Yuki Ueno got the better of Higuchi when they brawled outside the ring. Ueno placed Higuchi on a table but by the time he got back into the ring and climbed the turnbuckle Higuchi sat back up, gave Ueno a look and got off the table. Ueno almost got lucky when he countered the Doctor Bomb into a Hurricanrana but Higuchi recovered and hit the Doctor Bomb properly for the win.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title was defended on “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” for the first time. Saki Akai went into the Battle Royal as the champion but the belt went to Masahiro Takanashi then Gorgeous Matsuno and ended with Nobuhiro Shimatani. When he walked up the ramp to leave he was attacked and Body Slammed by Sanshiro Takagi. The guest commentator Reina Fujie covered him but he kicked out, which counts as a successful title defence. Akai then kicked Shimatani in the face and pinned him to win back the title. Akai said her goal is to make the Iron Man Title recognisable around the world.


Irie Brings In A New Dawn, Will Things Change?

April 30, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Kouki Iwasaki
1. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
2. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao
4. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Miyu Yamashita
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & MAO

Unless it’s being done to attract the audience early, surely Shigehiro Irie’s match should be placed later in the card now that he is the champion. The match is also meant to push his title defence against Keisuke Ishii.

Smile Squash gets a shot at revenge on DAMNATION after the heel group tried to recruit HARASHIMA then immediately attacked him.

Kendo Kashin is still sending friendly text messages to the DDT offices that are meant for Gota Ihashi.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 04/05/2018
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KUDO Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Toru Owashi & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi
3. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Mad Paulie
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Osaka City Origin MAO Local Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
7. Born In Shiroishi Tetsuya Endo Triumph! DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Both Tetsuya Endo and MAO are from Miyagi so they have to share their homecoming show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2018
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Hiratimo Dragon
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Toru Owashi Vs MAO & Yuki Ueno
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata, Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Antonio Honda
6. Department Of Civil Engineering, Hachinohe Institute Of Technology (Now Disappearing) Makoto Oishi Triumphant Return! Aomori Specialty Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita

With Kazuki Hirata banished from Japan again, Hiratimo Dragon takes his place in the previously announced 3 Way Match.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 06/05/2018
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Dirty Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Antonio Honda
2. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
3. Konosuke Takeshita & MAO Vs Koji Yoshida & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Smile Squash Vs Shuten-dōji!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Tomoya Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

Smile Squash are down to two members with Yuko Miyamoto and Yasu Urano both cutting ties from the group. Maybe Tomoya can attach himself to the unit.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #4”, 08/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Makoto
2. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match ~ Hardcore Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Kota Umeda

Kota Umeda’s trial continues with a clash against Big Japan’s own Ryuji Ito.

Joshi wrestler Makoto appears in DDT for the first time in a very long while. She has been in sub-brands like Ganbare☆Wrestling and New Beijing a few years ago but I can’t remember when she was last in DDT proper.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

HARASHIMA wants to avenge his defeat to KUDO last year. He is willing to put his newly won DDT Extreme Title on the line to do so.

Yuto Aijima and Azul Dragon will be on the show.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

Irie’s first defence is against an old friend. A former friend too. They held the All Asia Tag Team Titles together but that’s all in the past. Ishii has only beaten Irie twice in singles matches but that was early in their careers. Since then Irie has gotten the upper hand and has won more of their matches against each other. Both are champions now and currently feel they are the best they’ve ever been.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
2. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Super Sasadango Machine
3. Crash The Super Heavy Special Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura, Mad Paulie
4. Special Single Match ~Clouds~: Yuki Ueno Vs Dick Togo
5. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda

The teams for the Super Heavy Tag match will be determined during the show.

Magnitude Kishiwada and Shoichi Uchida will also be wrestling.


DDT “MAX BUMP 2018” Results

April 29, 2018

DDT “MAX BUMP 2018”, 29/04/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,279 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Reverse Splash (6:26).
1. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 1st Match: Go Shiozaki defeated Kota Umeda with the Gowan Lariat (8:29).
2. Loser Gets Exiled Overseas Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, MAO, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda when Sakaguchi pinned Hirata with the PK (7:46).
*Kazuki Hirata is banished from Japan.
3. Soma Takao & Yuki Ueno defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii when Ueno pinned Higuchi with a Frankensteiner (6:43).
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo and Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Shunma Katsumata when Kincaid pined Katsumata with the Philosopher’s Stomp (7:14).
5. Cherry’s Last DDT Match!: Danshoku Dino, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Cherry, Francoise☆Takagi & Masako Oishi when Dino pinned Cherry with the True Danshoku Driver (11:23).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Regular Rules: HARASHIMA defeated Yuko Miyamoto (c) with the Somato (12:51).
*Yuko Miyamoto fails in V4. HARASHIMA becomes the 41st DDT Extreme Champion!
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie defeated Konosuke Takeshita (c) with the Beast Bomber (14:21).
*Konosuke Takeshita fails in V12. Shigehiro Irie becomes the 62nd KO-D Openweight Champion!
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Super Sasadango Machine (c) with a Trash Can Strike (2:21 pm).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,301st champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) with a Big Boot (2:22 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,302nd champion.

The reign of Konosuke Takeshita is over! Shigehiro Irie is back at the top of DDT as the new KO-D Openweight Champion, recapturing the belt over four years and eight months since he last held it. It marks the end of a bizarre return for Irie. He disappeared from DDT for months because it no longer resembled the DDT that he loved then he returned with the goal of winning the title. The challenger quickly hit a Topé Suicida after the match started then he threw Takeshita into the corner posts. Takeshita got his own back by giving Irie a Back Drop onto the ring apron. Back in the ring Takeshita applied a Cross Arm Camel Clutch to wear down Irie. In return, Irie used a Tazzmission as his submission hold of choice. He also hit a Black Hole Slam, a Vertical Drop Death Valley Driver and the Beast Bomber to deal a lot of damage to the champion. Takeshita dropped Irie with the Surprise Rose but couldn’t get over fast enough to pin him. Takeshita then gave Irie a German Suplex for a nearfall. Takeshita went for another one but Irie bit onto the top rope to stop it. A Sliding Elbow from Irie was turned into the Cross Arm German Suplex but Irie again kicked out. A Beast Bomber knocked Takeshita for a loop and he was down long enough for Irie to hit the Diving Cannonball Drop. With victory in his sights, Irie bounced back and forth from the ropes and struck Takeshita with one last Beast Bomber. That was it. Takeshita’s record breaking title reign has come to an end!

Emotional over the result, Takeshita grabbed the title belt from Irie after the match. However it was so he could place it over Irie’s shoulder. Irie called Takeshita a wonderful champion. He was pleased that two wrestlers who last fought each other on the pre-show now had their match in the main event. Irie said when he came back to DDT he thought he was on his own. But today he got a lot of cheers from the audience and he also has Mizuki Watase and Jason Kincaid as his friends. He was in the middle of talking when Keisuke Ishii entered the ring carrying the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title he won yesterday. Ishii had been thinking of his track record against Irie ever since Irie came back. Because of this Ishii wants a title shot. Irie accepted and told Ishii that their win-loss record against each other doesn’t mean much. After all, Irie went missing for months and is now the KO-D Champion after only a few matches back. Irie then said his only friends in DDT now are Watase and Kincaid. Irie Vs Ishii for the title will be at the 20th May show in Korakuen Hall. Backstage, Irie said his vision for DDT is to make it more open. He wants to go to many places around the world as the champion.

HARASHIMA went into his DDT Extreme Title shot wearing new ring gear. It was a special match after all. He and his friend Yuko Miyamoto were wrestling against each other one on one. No extra stipulations were added by Miyamoto so it was a regular wrestling match, an unusual decision in regards to the championship’s purpose. HARASHIMA hurt his foot during the match which gave Miyamoto something to target. Their usual moves weren’t enough to beat each other so both of them then used each other’s attacks! Miyamoto hit the Somato while HARASHIMA did a Fire Thunder. After that switch around they went back to their own moveset. HARASHIMA kicked out of the Fire Thunder and hit the Somato to become the new Extreme Champion! HARASHIMA thanked Miyamoto for putting together the match and he was so happy to fight his best against him. HARASHIMA was told by Hisaya Imabayashi that his first defence will be on 13th May in Hakata. Imabayashi asked if there was anybody that HARASHIMA wanted to defend the belt against. HARASHIMA said yes. He wants to face KUDO! He lost to KUDO in a big singles match last September and he wants to get revenge for it. KUDO accepted the challenge and told HARASHIMA the result will be the same.

When KUDO went away, HARASHIMA was left in the ring with the rest of Smile Squash: Miyamoto, Soma Takao and Yasu Urano. In the build up to their match, Miyamoto temporarily left Smile Squash with the intention of rejoining afterwards no matter the result. However Miyamoto isn’t satisfied with the loss and is determined to beat HARASHIMA some day. He can’t be in the same unit as HARASHIMA for that to happen so Miyamoto has decided to leave Smile Squash for good. Urano tried to stop Miyamoto but then he had a change of heart. Urano has been a freelancer for a year and while he still had a comfortable spot in Smile Squash, there are so many new things for him to do elsewhere. Urano decided that he too will leave Smile Squash. Both Miyamoto and Urano left the ring and HARASHIMA was alone with Soma Takao. Takao said that as much as he wants to stop them from leaving, he knows he can’t. However he is staying in Smile Squash with HARASHIMA so they can continue fighting together as a duo. The moment was interrupted when DAMNATION came down to the ring. Daisuke Sasaki handed a DAMNATION T-shirt to HARASHIMA and welcomed him to the group. Sasaki announced that HARASHIMA was a traitor to DDT and the newest member of DAMNATION! HARASHIMA looked puzzled and had no idea what Sasaki was talking about. Sasaki then shouted he would betray HARASHIMA and DAMNATION attacked the champion. Takao easily saved HARASHIMA from a beating and sent DAMNATION fleeing. HARASHIMA said there was so many things going on that he is now confused but whatever is going on he will do his best.

Cherry was given a hero’s farewell for her final match as a DDT wrestler. For the match she teamed with Francoise☆Takagi & Masako Oishi (both taking the places of Sanshiro Takagi & Makoto Oishi). to take on Danshoku Dino, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi. It started off with some fun when Cherry, Takagi & Oishi struck a pose together and shouted out “Fantasy Illusion”. But then KUDO decided not to hold back his kicks to Cherry. Dino also didn’t shy away from using lewd moves on her like the Danshoku Nightmare. Cherry fought back and hit the Cherryton Bomb on KUDO. She also countered the Danshoku Driver into the Fantasy Illusion cradle for a nearfall. It all went wrong for Cherry when she accidentally hit both of her partners. Takagi pulled his wig off in anger and hit Cherry. Oishi then gave Cherry the Miracle Ecstasy. Dino ended the match by giving Cherry the Danshoku Driver. After the match everyone thanked Cherry. Even though she is becoming a freelancer, she will always be a part of DDT. Cherry said she has spent the last 14 years as part of DDT and Union Pro. She had a lot of experiences and got to wrestle so many wonderful colleagues. She was given a bouquet of flowers from Takagi and everyone got together for a group photo.

Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase were both out to impress in the 3 Way Tag Match, although in different ways. Watase entered the ring wearing a black suit and wrestled in everything but the jacket. Kincaid went all out with a Diamond Dust through the ropes on Tetsuya Endo outside the ring. He then climbed the steel pole while Watase positioned Shunma Katsumata for him with a Back Drop. Watase leapt off the post and hit the Diving Double Stomp on Katsumata to win the match. In the backstage interview Watase said that Kincaid is a gift sent to DDT from Irie. Together all three of them will make a new history for DDT when Irie breaks the old history.

Yuki Ueno scored a massive victory when he pinned Kazusada Higuchi in a tag team match. It looked bleak when Higuchi gave him a Choke Slam but Ueno recovered a caught Higuchi with a Frankensteiner to nab the three count.

Everybody except for Kazuki Hirata agreed to add a Loser Leaves Japan stipulation for whoever got pinned in the 8-Man Tag Match. Hirata tried not to get involved in the match but Yukio Sakaguchi stopped him from escaping. Meanwhile MAO overpowered Antonio Honda’s “Gon, The Little Fox” attack by changing his shape into a heart symbol with both of their hands together. MAO & Mike Bailey wiped everyone out with a Double Moonsault outside the ring. Sakaguchi then pinned Hirata with the PK. Hirata refused to leave the ring and then his “Tokyo GO!” music began to play. Yuki Iino came out dressed in a makeshift Hirata costume. He danced to the ring, lifted Hirata from the canvas lowered him onto a group of wrestlers outside. Hirata was then carried away from ringside by the mob.

When Hirata was gone, DDT immediately announced the debut of two masked wrestlers for tomorrow’s show in Mie. Please welcome Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon!

In the first match of his trial series, Kota Umeda went face to face with Go Shiozaki. Umeda took all the chops he could and fired back with Middle Kicks. He wore down Shiozaki as much as he could but a Lariat was the start of his downfall. Umeda was able to kick out of a Fisherman Buster but he was put away with the Gowan Lariat. Shiozaki thanked Umeda afterwards and said he would like to fight him again. Umeda then learned his next opponent in the series will be against Ryuji Ito in a Hardcore Match on 8th May! Umeda accepts that he lost the first match but he will do anything to win the Hardcore Match.

Mad Paulie’s strength continues to be too powerful for his opponents to handle on the pre-show matches. He flattened Kouki Iwasaki with a Lou Thesz Press, got a nearfall with a Fisherman Suplex then won with the Reverse Splash.

During the post-show clean up, Nobuhiro Shimatani attacked Super Sasadango Machine behind the stage entrance and pinned him to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. He ran down to the ring to celebrate until Saki Akai went after him and kicked him in the face with a Big Boot. Akai pinned Shimatani to become the new champion then ran away. She had an interview backstage and said from now on she will avoid people dressed in striped clothing because they could be referees.

Akito spoke about the tendon injury in his right arm. He went back and forth on with his doctor over whether he should get an operation. Akito decided not to get surgery because it is possible for him to return to wrestling sooner if his just lets his arm heal. He doesn’t know how long the recovery time will take and he apologised to the fans because he cannot guarantee how long his absence will take.

Masahiro Takanashi will be producing the DDT show in Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall on 8th July. The main event will be Takanashi Vs Isami Kodaka.


DDT “DRAMATIC FLOWER FAIR 2017” Results

November 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ALL OUT Vs Smile Squash, Other November Cards

November 8, 2017

DNA “DNA 38”, 09/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Rekka Vs Makoto Oishi
2. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Daiki Shimomura
3. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda
4. Mizuki Watase Vs Akira Jo
5. Shunma Katsumata & Diego Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
6. Kota Umeda Return Match: Kota Umeda & MAO Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo

Yuki Iino has been out of action for the last month because of an old elbow injury from his days playing rugby. After a medical examination it was discovered Iino fractured a ligament in his elbow and also has damage on the right side of his ulnar nerve. He will continue to miss shows for the time being. The earliest prediction of his return is in three months time but that is likely to change.

DDT “KEISUKE ISHII BOX OFFICE PINK KNEEL KICK 2017 ~GOOD DAY’S TRAVEL~”, 11/11/2017
Tokorozawa Citizen Gymnasium Sub-Arena

1. Monbetsu Cannon Vs Shimatani’s Small Rifle: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Danshoku Dino, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Fresh Ariyama Greengrocer Cup Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Mad Paulie Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Diego
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Diego recently won his first proper championship in DDT. He has his sights on one more title before he heads home to Chile in December. Diego is hoping to beat Daisuke Sasaki again, this time to win the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title.

There is a 28cm height difference between Kazusada Higuchi and Nobuhiro Shimatani. That’s the selling point of their match.

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2017”, 12/11/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Memory Of Wonderful Wrestler Vs Gongitsune!: Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
5. The Best One Is Shiroishi City! No, It Is Osaki City! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki

ALL OUT Vs Smile Squash sets up the rest of the month for DDT.

DDT “HEISEI DAIMYO DRAMATIC-KUN 2017”, 18/11/2017
Shizuoka Create Hamamatsu

1. Hungry Black Trout Vs Tentative Fierce Fighter: Akito Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Naomi Yoshimura
3. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao, Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey
6. Hanamatsu Specialty! If You Do Not Sing, Wait Until Crying Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki

Naomi Yoshimura gets another shot in DDT after his hand injury kept him away.

BASARA “VAJRA 52 ~OSAKA WINTER CLUB FLOWER~”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Yuki Aoki
2. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & HUB Vs Yasu Urano, Shinya Ishida & Fuminori Abe
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Daichi Kazato vs Tsubasa & Billy Ken Kid
4. Hardcore Match: SAGAT Vs Naoki Tanizaki
5. Isami Kodaka & Masamune Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu

One week before their Union MAX Title match, Isami Kodaka and Ryuichi Sekine square off in one more tag match.

DDT “DRAMATIC FLOWER FAIR 2017”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall

1. Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Toru Owashi, Keisuke Ishii, Kazuki Hirata & MAO
3. Ref. DNA Naniwa War ~Osaka City Vs Yaoshi City~: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno
4. YuniωA Handicap Match Trials!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Yuni Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
5. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. DAMNATION Vs Team OsaCanada: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano

The ALL OUT Vs Smile Squash rivalry involves two title matches this month. First up is ALL OUT’s first defence of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Smile Squash is bringing back Yasu Urano in a bid to take the straps.

DDT “CARP IN THE KOI! 2017”, 20/11/2017
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multi-Purpose Hall

1. MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dino Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 6-Man Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie, Antonio Honda & Rey Paloma Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Ishii
3. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Akito & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Honorable 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey

Way back in June, former MMA fighter turned pro wrestler Takeshi Okada announced he would be appearing on this DDT show in Hiroshima. Now we finally know what his match is. He’s teaming with Kenshin Chikano to face Akito & Kouki Iwasaki.

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

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
3. Something By Danshoku P: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Saki Akai Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Koji Yoshida
4. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs YaroZ-gun Leader X, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

Last week in Shin-Kiba, Konosuke Takeshita & Akito stepped up to challenge HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Akito fought Marufuji once before and is counting down the days to this match so he can wrestle him again. He even promised to tweet Marufuji the day before the show to remind him.

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

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

The No. 1 Contendership for the TOKYO Princess Title will be between Miyu Yamashita and Yuu. If Yuu is still the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion then that belt will be on the line too. Their only previous singles match took place in September 2016 when Yuu beat Yamashita to win the Princess Title. Yamashita has promised to attack, attack, attack and attack to avenge her loss.

The Miraclians are not taking their first challengers lightly. Yuka Sakazaki lost to the Super Milk Combination in a non-title tag match last week. She sees them as a giant gate to climb over. Syoko Nakajima also knows that the challengers’ team name is not a gag, it’s a description of their strength. Nonoko & Yuna Manase want to use their big chests to overpower the champion team’s speed and technical abilities.

Hyper Misao is back in action after an ACL and meniscus surgery took her out of action for over 10 months. Her debut match took place in Shinjuku FACE so her return match in the same venue feels like a re-debut. Rika Tatsumi is her chosen opponent. They went to see the movie “IT” together recently and Tatsumi had to restrain herself from figuring out what Misao’s match strategy will be.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I LOVE YOU MUSCAT 2017”, 26/11/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Ganjo’s Symbol Vs Shabby Thick Makeup!: HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu
2. Ganpuro “Kotori” Farewell Rumble!: “Kotori” Vs X
3. Ken Ohka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Toryumon 7th Graders Vs Sayama Sayama~: Ken Ohka & “brother” YASSHI Vs Shota & Yumehito Imanari
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION!: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Daisuke Sasaki

No word yet on if the main event will be for the Indy World Jr. Title. I expect so if Sasaki beats Diego. Shinichiro Tominaga deserves it after his Amateurs Vs Professionals comparison at the last show.

It’s a Toryumon reunion of sorts for Ken Ohka’s 16th Anniversary.

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

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

Tomoya Hirata is the second half of the FREEDOMS team.


DDT “DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~FIRST REQUEST SPECIAL!~” Results

August 25, 2017

DDT “DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~FIRST REQUEST SPECIAL!~”, 25/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE
386 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Match To Determine If Amon Tsurumi Can Return As GM: Tetsuya Koda defeated Amon Tsurumi with a Katahajime (3:44).
1. Saki Akai, Solo Darling & Cherry defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Darling pinned Shimatani with the Tail Spin (5:49).
2. Handicap Match: Kazuki Hirata defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi when Hirata pinned Takagi with a School Boy (6:06).
3. 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
3a. Yukio Sakaguchi eliminated MAO with the Cobra Clutch (1:44).
3b. Makoto Oishi eliminated Yukio Sakaguchi by Ring Out (2:29).
3c. KUDO eliminated Makoto Oishi by Ring Out (3:55).
3d. Shunma Katsumata eliminated KUDO by Ring Out (5:47).
3e. Shunma Katsumata eliminated Masahiro Takanashi with a Foot Stomp (6:20).
4. Joey Ryan defeated Antonio Honda with the Super Kick (9:40).
5. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Team Match: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki when HARASHIMA pinned Iwasaki with the Somato on the counter (11:08).
6. Shigehiro Irie defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Beast Bomber (11:58).
7. Tetusya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Akito & Diego when Endo pinned Diego with a Swan Dive Firebird Splash (11:01).
8. 3 Way Match: Ken Ohka defeated Konosuke Takeshita and Daisuke Sasaki when Ohka pinned Sasaki with the Fire Spear (11:07).

We’ll start off with the dark match because this had long term effects on DDT’s power structure. Amon Tsurumi was fired by Producer Danshoku Dino because the General Manager role was no longer needed. But he was given one chance to keep his job if he could beat the Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda in a wrestling match. He couldn’t. Tsurumi tried to put Koda in a Cross Armbreaker but it was countered into a Katahajime for the submission loss. Producer Dino confirmed that Amon Tsurumi was fired but he had another announcement. Tsurumi is gone but Dino wants Hisaya Imabayashi to become his Assistant Producer! So long, afro!

The show took place with only one match announced beforehand and it was happening in the pre-show. The rest of the card was determined by a group interview held inside the ring by Producer Dino. If anybody wanted to request a match or idea to him then this was the time to do it. Pigging 2017 wanted a tag match against all of the women, which was accepted. Both Daisuke Sasaki and Shigehiro Irie wanted a match with the debuting Solo Darling but she was just put into the Pigging tag match so they were both declined. NωA wanted to fight Shuten-dōji for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Dino felt they weren’t worthy of a title shot but if they could beat the champions in a non-title Elimination Tag match then he would reconsider. Kazuki Hirata wanted to quit T2Hide so he can move on to become a high quality heavyweight wrestler. The other T2Hide members were shocked to hear this. Dino decided to make Hirata fight his friends in a Handicap Match to prove his claims. Daisuke Sasaki asked if he could leave. Dino said no. Yuko Miyamoto said he is still upset he lost to Nobuhiro Shimatani in the Beer Garden Sumo tournament so he challenged him to a sumo match right now. He accepted and Miyamoto threw him out of the ring to win. Kouki Iwasaki wanted to fight the best team in DDT. Producer Dino decided that himself, Iwasaki & Keisuke Ishii would fight Smile Squash in a Falls Count Anywhere match. This would also prepare Dino and HARASHIMA for their upcoming Factory Wrestling match. Kazusada Higuchi wanted a match with Irie before Irie leaves on his next overseas expedition. Higuchi wants to find out if he can become stronger without having to leave Japan. Joey Ryan wanted a match with Antonio Honda. Ryan has wrestled in Japan for two years now but never had a match against Honda. Finally, Producer Dino decided the main event should be Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs Ken Ohka in a non-title preview of their high stakes 3 Way Match next month. Sasaki didn’t want to do it. Producer Dino convinced him by saying the winner of the match would get 2,000 yen of Imabayashi’s money but if Sasaki won he would get 20,000 yen from Imabayashi.

Ken Ohka used the numbers game in the 3 Way Match to win despite being overpowered by his opponents. Takeshita was about to give Sasaki the German Suplex to win when Ohka came in and hit the Fire Spear to Takeshita from behind. Ohka then hit the Fire Spear on Sasaki to get the winning pinfall. Ohka couldn’t believe his luck. He just beat two wrestlers who are a combined age of 30 years younger than he is! The difference is Ohka has 15 years of experience and he spent all of that time climbing and crawling up from the mud of this industry. And now he’s 2,000 yen richer too.

It’s back to square one for Tetsuya Endo and the first thing he is doing is adding more finishing moves to his arsenal. Today he pinned Diego with a Swan Dive Firebird Splash.

Irie defeated Higuchi with a string of Beast Bombers keeping Higuchi down until he could not get back up. When Irie revealed his plans earlier this week to go overseas again he also decided to pull himself out of the Dramatic General Election. The rest of the YaroZ promised him they would do their best to win the Unit Election and get their own show in Korakuen Hall when he comes back. Irie said he wants YaroZ to put together their horniest event ever when they make it to Korakuen Hall.

The Falls Count Anywhere match spilled all over the room. The finish even took place over at one of the counters where HARASHIMA knocked down Iwasaki with a High Kick. He then went to one end of the counter and sprinted across to hit the Somato. HARASHIMA told Producer Dino that he is looking forward to the changes in DDT but he also likes being a KO-D Tag Team Champion so Dino better be ready for him at the Factory Wrestling Match. Miyamoto was tired after wrestling his third match (including the sumo game) for today. He was about to talk about the Dramatic General Election when Soma Takao blocked his mouth. HARASHIMA had to explain that campaigning inside the wrestling ring during the elections is prohibited.

Honda distracted Ryan at the start of their match by saying in English he had broken kness. He also tried to block Ryan’s lollipop with his hand formed to look like Gon, The Little Fox. Honda also grabbed Ryan’s nipple to stop his attacks. But no matter what happened, Ryan got the win when he Super Kicked Honda during a wind up for the Bionic Elbow.

NωA successfully defeated Shuten-dōji in a close Elimination Match. The Shuten-dōji wrestlers blamed the Ring Out rules as the reason they lost. Dino granted NωA their request for a KO-D 6-Man Tag Title match on 2nd September.

Hirata was in danger of losing the Handicap Match when Sanshiro Takagi lifted him up for the Sit Down Himawari Bomb. Hirata escaped by plutting his Hirata GO! glasses on Takagi’s face. The urge for Takagi to dance was too much and Hirata capitalised with a School Boy for the three count. Toru Owashi couldn’t stop the count because he was tied up in the Paradise Lock. Takagi said a promise is a promise and he congratulated Hirata on graduating from T2Hide. However, Daisuke Kiso found something interesting in Hirata’s contract. According to the contract, if Hirata leaves T2Hide before his deal expires then he must buy the entire stock of Hirata GO! glasses at their selling price. DDT have 3,000 glasses in stock and they are priced at 2,000 yen each. That means Hirata must pay T2Hide 6,000,000 yen if he wants to leave them! Suddenly Hirata had a change of heart. He doesn’t want to leave T2Hide. T2Hide are the best! Hirata now wants to help make T2Hide the most powerful unit in the wrestling world.

Solo Darling was thrilled with her first match in Japan. She called it a very wild experience and cannot wait to go on a sugar rush in Tokyo Joshi Pro tomorrow.


DDT Dramatic General Election 2017

August 7, 2017

The DDT Dramatic General Election is back to drive DDT’s season for the autumn once Sumo Hall is over and done with. 43 wrestlers will be pleading for the fans to vote for them and get them booked on the 22nd October Korakuen Hall card. The top 20 wrestlers will be guaranteed spots on the main card while spots 21 to 24 will be put in the dark match.

This year the election winner will get a million yen cash prize and also a KO-D Openweight Title shot on the 22nd October show. If the reigning champion himself happens to be the winner then he gets to choose his opponent. The person who finishes in 2nd place will earn a 300,000 yen prize and also a title shot for any of the secondary DDT championships on 22nd October (KO-D Tag Team, DDT Extreme, KO-D 6-Man Tag, KO-D 10-Man Tag and Iron Man Heavymetalweight Titles). If the KO-D Champion finishes in 2nd then his secondary title shot will be held on another show because his own title defence takes priority.

The full field of candidates this year are (in order of last year’s placement followed by newcomers):

HARASHIMA, Danshoku Dino, Daisuke Sasaki, Masahiro Takanashi, Tetsuya Endo, Konosuke Takeshita, Soma Takao, KUDO, Saki Akai, Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Antonio Honda, Keisuke Ishii, Kazuki Hirata, Yukio Sakaguchi, Ken Ohka, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Cherry, MAO, Toru Owashi, Kazusada Higuchi, Mad Paulie, Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Yoshihiko, Shigehiro Irie, Diego, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gota Ihashi, Hoshitango, Matsuno Collection A.T., Yuni, Kouki Iwasaki, Daiki Shimomura, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Dai Suzuki, Yuki Ino, Masato Kamino, Royce Isaacs and Rocky Kawamura.

The Unit Election will also be held at the same time. The winning unit will be given booking rights for DDT’s daytime Korakuen Hall show on 30th December. Some of the units also contain wrestlers who are not competing in the solo election. The units are:

1. DAMNATION: Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
2. Smile Squash: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Yasu Urano & Yuko Miyamoto
3. Shuten-dōji: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
4. ALL OUT: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego
5. NωA: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. T2Hide: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
7. YaroZ: Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda, Ryuichi Sekine & Rocky Kawamura
8. Ohka Empire Returns: Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii
9. Super DNA Revolution: Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Daiki Shimomura & Yuki Ueno
10. Booing 2017: Nobuhiro Shimatani, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Gota Ihashi

Voting begins on the 25th August and will be open at DDT shows until the 27th September. However early voting ballots will be handed out at the Sumo Hall show on 20th August. There is currently no date set on when the results will be announced.