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!

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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 Miracle Apricots 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. Pigging 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.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DDT~” Results

August 6, 2017

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DDT~”, 05/08/2017
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Tetsuya Koda defeated Cherry (c) with a School Boy (5:41 pm).
*Tetsuya Koda becomes the 1,264th champion.
0. Dark Match: Daiki Shimomura Vs Yuni ended in a Time Limit Draw (3:00).
0. King Of Dark Title: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Gota Ijashi (c) with the Back Drop (5:12).
*D2 for Gota Ihashi.
1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Keisuke Ishii, Makoto Oishi & Matsuno Collection A.T. when Hirata pinned Matsuno with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (7:16).
2. Chubby Name Match!: Antonio Honda (100kg) defeated Mad Paulie (140kg) with La Magistral Cradle (9:22).
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Soma Takao, Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno when KUDO pinned Ueno with the Diving Double Knee Drop (8:14).
4. Strangest Ghost Story In The World Shinnosuka Death Match: Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai ended in a fright (14:40).
5. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Dave Crist & Diego when MAO pinned Diego with an Oklahoma Roll (11:29).
6. Beer Garden Specialty Lottery 6-Man Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo, Shigehiro Irie & Akito defeated Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Daisuke Sasaki when Irie pinned Sasaki with the Beast Bomber (20:28).

Last call for orders came before DDT heads off to Sumo Hall. The Beer Garden finale featured some of the usual highlights like the Lottery 6-Man Tag Team main event. The two teams were put together by random draw with audience members pulling out the names. On one side we got Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Daisuke Sasaki as the trio of KO-D Openweight Champions. Their opponents were Tetsuya Endo, Shigehiro Irie & Akito. Despite being on opposite teams, Endo and Sasaki came to each other’s aid throughout the match. They even tried the Finger Poke Of Doom spot when they had to wrestle each other. Later Sasaki put Irie in the Cross Facelock and Endo kept his guard. Akito got sick of it and put Endo in the Scorpion Lock but Sasaki stopped him with a chairshot to the back. Takeshita gave Endo a Dragon Suplex but Endo immediately fired back with Tetsuya In The Sky. HARASHIMA and Sasaki collided by accident and that mistake cost them the match. Irie took advantage on a dazed Sasaki by hitting the Cannonball and then the Beast Bomber for the pin. The two DAMNATION wrestlers didn’t stick around for the closing speeches. Irie said he missed last year’s Beer Garden so to be here this year was enjoyable. He has a new goal today and that is to grow YaroZ.

Hisaya Imabayashi returned from the dead to tell his annual ghost story. He explained that he died last year but he made a deal in the afterlife that allows him to return to the land of the living once a year to tell his stories. A cold presence was felt in the ring and for some reason Nobuhiro Shimatani was sitting in the centre with his face painted white. Nobody else in the ring noticed him. After three minutes of wrestling around Shimatani, the time came for the story to begin. Imabayashi told the scary tale of the Coin Locker Baby and Shimatani began crying over it. Imabayashi finally acknowledged Shimatani, spat holy water and poured salt over him so he would leave the ring. He explained that Shimatani snuck into the segment because he wasn’t booked for anything else on today’s show. With the story completed, Imabayashi talked about DDT with the wrestlers. Danshoku Dino asked who his favourite was? Imabayashi suddenly pointed at Dino and yelled “It’s you!” causing Dino to faint in fright. He then pointed to Super Sasadango Machine. “It’s you!” Then Kazusada Higuchi. “It’s you!” Then Saki Akai. “It’s you!” Then Yukinori Matsui. “It’s you!” Then the audience. “It’s you!” Suddenly “Wild Thing” played and Imabayashi threw water at everyone. He thanked everyone and asked to be invited back next year. Suddenly two crying children entered the room and climbed into the ring. Imabayashi asked if they were lost. No, they were looking for their father. Imabayashi asked who is he. They pointed and screamed “It’s you!” Imabayashi introduced everyone to his two sons and told them he will go buy fidget spinners for them. But his sons handed him a letter from their mother. He read it and was in shock. The wrestlers then read it and were also shocked. The letter was shown on the screen and everyone was shocked. It read “The father is not you!”

Kazuki Hirata succeeded in recording his own version on “TOKYO GO!” that can be used on DDT UNIVERSE without being muted. A video was him recording the lyrics was played during his entrance to prove he made it. Makoto Oishi announced that since Gorgeous Matsuno was deported from Japan, his team had to bring in his Italian cousin Matsuno Collection A.T. as a replacement. Nobody believed it was him but Sanshiro Takagi is allowing him to stay in DDT until Gorgeous Matsuno’s exile is completed.

Before the show began, Cherry and Rekka demonstrated a pro wrestling training class to advertise the DDT Dojo. While Cherry was doing her exercises, the Tokyo Joshi Pro matchmaker Tetsuya Koda snuck into the ring and pinned her to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title! DDT confirmed that Koda will now be part of the Tokyo Joshi Battle Royal at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2017” as the defending champion. Cherry will also still be part of the match.

Some new units were formed for the upcoming DDT Dramatic General Election. YaroZ is now a full unit consisting of Irie, Higuchi, Antonio Honda, Ryuichi Sekine and Rocky Kawamura. Ohka Empire Returns is Dino, Sasadango, Ken Ohka and Keisuke Ishii. Super DNA Revolution has Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Daiki Shimomura and Yuki Ueno. Nobuhiro Shimatani was originally supposed to be a part of the group but he was convinced by Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Gota Ihashi to join Pigging 2017 as their leader. Yuko Miyamoto was confirmed as a member of Smile Squash for the Election.

FUMA will be part of a pro wrestling and heavy metal event in Shin-Kiba on 9th December. For the wrestling portion of the show FUMA will take on Jun Kasai. The rock bands performing on the show include Thorn, Hell Dump, Nihonto (Ricky Fuji’s band) and Hammerhead.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~SMILE SQUASH DAY~” Results

July 31, 2017

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-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA defeated Gota Ihashi.
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Round 1: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Akito.
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Round 1: Keisuke Ishii defeated MAO.
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Round 1: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Yuko Miyamoto.
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Semi Final: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated HARASHIMA.
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Semi Final: Keisuke Ishii defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani.
-. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament – Final: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Keisuke Ishii.
1. Soma Takao Produce Match: Soma Takao & Yuma Aoyagi defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Mizuki Watase when Takao pinned Watase with the Gin And Tonic (12:25).
2. Special Single Match: “Danshoku Dino” (Yuki Ueno) Vs “Yuki Ueno” (MAO) ended in a No Contest (9:44).
3. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Yasu Urano & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Dave Crist when HARASHIMA pinned Iwasaki with the Somato (14:46).

Smile Squash showed up in full for their day of Beer Garden fun. Yasu Urano and also Yuko Miyamoto came by to team with HARASHIMA & Soma Takao in an 8-Man Tag main event. HARASHIMA & Miyamoto even wrestled in their Smile Yankee costumes. On the other side were Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki and in his DDT debut Dave Crist. Smile Squash came out on top. Urano thanked everyone for welcoming him back for his first DDT appearance since going freelance. He described the match as a comfortable experience. It’s too early for him to say if he has gotten any stronger but he hopes the next time Smile Squash gets together he will be the strongest member! HARASHIMA said he is happy to be entering the Dramatic General Election with the other three on the same team.

There was a whole lot of body swapping going on throughout the shot. Danshoku Dino, MAO, Yuki Ueno and Daisuke Kiso all clashed heads at some point causing their minds to switch bodies. So when it was time for the Dino Vs Ueno match we got Ueno in Dino’s body, MAO in Ueno’s body, Kiso in MAO’s body and Dino is Kiso’s body. “Dino” gave “Ueno” the Danshoku Driver but refused to pin him and instead dry humped both him and “Kiso”. The match was thrown out and another clash of heads lead to Dino and Ueno getting their bodies back. But then somehow Dino was also in MAO’s body and he dry humped Makoto Oishi. If that wasn’t enough, Dino was also in Nobuhiro Shimatani’s body so he chased after Rekka and finally Dino in Kiso chased after Yukinori Matsui. Intermission had to be called so DDT could figure out how to bring everyone back to normal.

Tomomitsu Matsunaga stood tall in the Big Sumo tournament. He has now won two of the three sumo tournaments held.


Updated Fighting Beer Garden 2017 Schedule

July 27, 2017

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1. DDT Big Sumo Beer Garden Tournament: X Vs X
2. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Soma Takao Produce Match: Soma Takao & Yuma Aoyagi Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Mizuki Watase
4. HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki

Smile Squash found some opponents for the main event.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DAMNATION DAY~”, 01/08/2017
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1. Bull Rope Tag Match: Yuko Miyamoto & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Dave Crist & Shigehiro Irie
2. Tetsuya Endo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
3. Round System Drinking & Driving Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie Vs Antonio Honda, Rocky Kawamura & Tanomusaku Toba

Tetsuya Endo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi is a Happy Motels reunion but there is nothing happy about it.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DANSHOKU DINO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 02/08/2017
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1. Only Yesterday: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Ken Ohka
2. Oishi Tradition ~Match Played By Moshi~: Makoto Oishi Vs Shigehiro Irie
3. LPC ~Lariat Pro Classics~: Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Toru Owashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
4. Play Sandman: Dave Crist Vs Danshoku Dino Vs X

Kazusada Higuchi and Toru Owashi are getting involved in the Lariat match.

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 03/08/2017
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0. Dark Match – Something Like ALL OUT: X Vs X
1. Shunma Katsumata & Diego Vs Dave Crist & MAO
2. New Beijing Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Zhao Yun & Cao Zhang Vs Dragon-Achooooo!!!!! & Son Goku
3. Single Match Full Of Urano: Yasu Urano Vs Yasu Urano (Special Referee: Yasu Urano)
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Manabu Soya, Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie

ALL OUT are going up against a hefty team of lads.

DNA “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2017 ~DNA 35~”, 05/08/2017
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1. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: X Vs X
2. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: X Vs X
3. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: X Vs X
4. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Round 1: X Vs X
5. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Semi Final: X Vs X
6. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Semi Final: X Vs X
7. Masato Kamino Debut Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani & Daiki Shimomura Vs Rekka & Masato Kamino
8. Pro Wrestling Koshien 2017 – Final: X Vs X

The complete field entering the tournament is Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno, Kouki Iwasaki, Naomi Yoshimura, Mizuki Watase, MAO, Diego and Dai Suzuki. The first round matches will be determined via lottery on the 30/7 DDT show. The big concern growing over the tournament was the appearance of an unknown man in a biker helmet who attacked Suzuki and Rekka during yesterday’s qualifying round. Will he reappear here?