DDT “DDT UNIVERSE LIVE! APRIL FOOL 2020” Results

April 4, 2020

DDT “DDT UNIVERSE LIVE! APRIL FOOL 2020”, 04/04/2020
Chiba 2AW Square
0 Fans

1. Jordan Heatley Debut & Goodbye Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Jordan Heatley with the Komoritsuri Otoshiiiiii!!!!!!!!!! (11:27).
2. Handicap Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani when Higuchi submitted Okatani with the Canadian Backbreaker (6:22).
3. Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yukio Naya defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when Akito submitted Paulie with a Figure 4 Leg Lock (8:41).
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Syuri defeated Saki Akai with the Suzaku (8:02).
5. MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Chris Brookes & Danshoku Dieno ended in a No Contest (13:56).
6. DDT Extreme Title – NO MOVE, NO LIFE Rule: Shinya Aoki (c) defeated Makoto Oishi by TKO (12:09).
*V1 for Shinya Aoki.
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) defeated HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Lindaman pinned Ueno with the Tiger Suplex (16:02).
*V1 for #DAMNHEARTS.

Every dog has his day. Today’s that day and El Lindaman is that dog. In the closing stretch of the main event, Lindaman was close to losing the match when Yuki Ueno hit the Frog Splash. T-Hawk broke the pin and Lindaman got his second wind by clearing the ring with German Suplexes. Tetsuya Endo dove onto HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura with the Sasuke Special. That gave Lindaman clear to pin Ueno with the Tiger Suplex. Endo isn’t satisfied with #DAMNHEARTS only defending the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles once. T-Hawk told everyone he and Lindaman will continue to go 100%.

Inspired by the recent Go Shiozaki Vs Kazuyuki Fujita match, the DDT Extreme Title was put on the line in a NO MOVE, NO LIFE match. The match would go as normal for 60 seconds then Shinya Aoki and Makoto Oishi would have to hold still for a minute. When the minute was up they could wrestle again for another 60 seconds before having to freeze again. This would continue until somebody could not stay still three times. Oishi got Aoki to move twice at time when they were stuck grappling each other. Oishi sneakily licked Aoki’s nipple and poked him in the rear to make him jump. Knowing he was ahead, Oishi purposely moved twice to attack a defenceless Aoki. He did this thinking it did enough damage to pin Aoki. But the plan cost him big time when Aoki caught him in a Cradle in the moment they had to freeze. The pin was counted and Oishi kicked out at two. But it was the third time he moved so he still lose the match by TKO.

Aoki made a surprising choice for his next challenger. It’s Keigo Nakamura! He told Nakamura to take this opportunity seriously. Nakamura accepted the challenge and Aoki yelled at him for not stretching the moment out like a pro wrestler should.

Even without an audience Danshoku Dieno finds a way to get his match cancelled. He tried to get his hands on Mike Bailey at every opportunity, making Bailey mad enough to throw a chair at him. Chris Brookes joined in the fun for extra insult but that just made Bailey even madder. The two teams fought their way out to the parking lot where Dieno & Brookes threw The Moonlight Express into a van and drove off. Yukinori Matsui was left on his own inside the ring and he bowed to the cameras in apology. The match was a no contest.

The Saki Akai Vs Syuri match was taped in Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo. Hey if taping matches from the same show in different locations is good enough for WWE then it’s good enough for DDT. Syuri escaped from the Quetzalcoatl and made Akai submit to the Suzaku Armbar. She is apologetic for confusing Akai’s Kyoto accent with an Osaka one. Akai’s penultimate match for the “Okibariyasu” series is against Saori Anou on on 3rd May.

Springtime in DDT means Mad Paulie is back in heat! He appeared with a red pattern in his face and he was difficult to control during his match. He attacked his DAMNATION teammates as well as his opponents. Akito weathered the assault and directed Paulie to attack Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao. Paulie then attacked Akito with Mounted Punches but that left him open for Yukio Naya to hit him with a Running Knee. Akito applied a Figure 4 Leg Lock from that position which was enough to make Paulie give up.

Kazusada Higuchi was the only Eruption member in Chiba today. He was put in a handicap match against the two rookies Nakamura & Hideki Okatani. Higuchi’s power nulled the 2 on 1 handicap and he made Okatani submit to the Canadian Backbreaker. For Higuchi this match was made to show off his power to Endo.

Jordan Heatley said his favorite wrestler was El Generico so it is only fitting for Konosuke Takeshita to beat him with a move similar to the Brainbustaaaaahhhhh!!!!! Takeshita beat Heatley with an Avalanche Air Raid Crash onto the top turnbuckle, which I’m translating as Komoritsuri Otoshiiiiii!!!!!!!!!! for the time being.

Heatley got to give a speech later on to keep the show going after Dieno’s van incident. He said it was sad to wrestle in front of no fans but he still had fun. He hopes to return to Japan some day so he can wrestle in front of the Japanese fans. A group photo was then put together for him. When Heatley goes home he promises to spread the DDT style across the world.

At the end of the show Dieno returned to the ring and gave a speech. He thanked the fans at home for watching at a time when Japan and the rest of the world are in a very difficult situation. He explain the job of a major professional wrestler is to get up ever day no matter how driven or beaten they are. He promises that he and the rest of DDT will never give up. He will always fight even if his wrestling style in vulgar.

There was a part in the show where Takeshita also gave a speech to the audience about how hard the entire DDT Group was working to put these shows together.

Yukio Sakaguchi sent in a video message to promote his match with Masato Tanaka for the KO-D Openweight Title. Sakaguchi wanted it to be at Korakuen Hall but it will have to be at Shinjuku FACE instead. He told the DDT fans to take care of each other and he will see them again soon.


New No People Shows In April

March 31, 2020

DDT “DDT UNIVERSE LIVE! APRIL FOOL 2020”, 04/04/2020
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Jordan Heatley Debut Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Jordan Heatley
2. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Syuri Vs Saki Akai
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
4. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

We’re back to empty arena shows for the time being. At least it’s happening in different venues. Chiba 2AW Square is available so Jordan Heatley’s debut match, Saki Akai Vs Syuri, the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match and the DDT Extreme Title match that were all meant to happen in the first weekend of April are now taking place there.

DDT “DDT UNIVERSE LIVE! MAX BUMP 2020”, 12/04/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

The 12th April Korakuen Hall show was cancelled so the big matches booked for that show are now happening in Shinjuku FACE on the same day. So the KO-D Openweight Title and KO-D Tag Team Titles are still getting defended. Also Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi for the Saitama Super Arena Sword. There may be some other Right To Challenge Gauntlet shenanigans going on.

BASARA “BASARA 129 ~BANQUET~”, 21/04/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Gouma Ryu & Ryuji Ito
2. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Fuminori Abe gets the toughest test possible for his first Union MAX Title defence. Isami Kodaka pinned him in a tag match on the last show so that makes him the No. 1 Contender.


DDT “PROTECT THE ELDERLY FROM THE NEW CORONAVIRUS! KYOU CLINIC PRO WRESTLING” Results

March 30, 2020

DDT “PROTECT THE ELDERLY FROM THE NEW CORONAVIRUS! KYOU CLINIC PRO WRESTLING”, 30/03/2020
Saitama Medical Corporation Anzukai Kyou Clinic
0 Fans

1. Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Tag Match: Gorgeous Matsuno & Gabai Ji-chan defeated Shinya Aoki & Makoto Oishi, Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata and Chris Brookes & Mike Bailey when Gabai Ji-chan pinned Katsumata with an Avalanche Choke Slam from a ladder through a table (26:41).

Everything’s falling off a cliff so DDT went and did a pro wrestling match inside a medical clinic during the Coronavirus outbreak. Add this one to the list of just what in life is reality in 2020?

The wrestlers all made sure to follow procedure and keep themselves sanitized before the match. Hands were washed, temperatures were checked and everybody was cleared to compete as long as they wore the medical masks.

The match began on the 1st Floor. Gorgeous Matsuno began singing until Konosuke Takeshita attacked him. Gabai Ji-chan choked Mike Bailey with his walking stick. Shunma Katsumata hit Makoto Oishi over the head with a board. Chris Brookes, Takeshita and Bailey then dropped Oishi crotch first over a signboard. Katsumata and Oishi found a bigger board and broke it over Bailey’s head.

Ji-chan wanted to move outside so he walked out with everyone following him. The wrestlers put each other in a Headscissors chain along the road. Ji-chan tried to roll everyone over but was too weak to give Oishi the Crab Hold.

The action moved up to the 2nd Floor where the clinic staff were busy working. Ji-chan tried to give Oishi a Power Bomb but Shinya Aoki put him in a Sleeper Hold to stop him.

Music began playing and Matsuno sang again. His song told people to stay at home, avoid crowds and wash their hands. He even used signs to get his point across. Takeshita attacked him with the signs but Matsuno would not stop singing.

In the conference room, Brookes & Bailey attacked Katsumata with different equipment lying around. Brookes gave Katsumata a Codebreaker then held him in place for Bailey to hit a Moonsault Double Knee Drop on top of them.

Brookes & Bailey then attacked Oishi by pinching his nipples. They put Oishi in a Figure 4 Leg Lock and Katsumata stuck plasters over Oishi’s mouth.

Takeshita dragged Matsuno up to the rooftop and tried to throw him over the fence onto the street below. Ji-chan used the fence to do the Old School on Brookes and Oishi.

In the attic, Oishi found a mini ladder to climb. He jumped off it but Brookes caught him and lifted him head first into the ceiling, breaking a piece of the tiles.

 

Back on the rooftop Katsumata climbed up the hut and dove onto everyone below.

Takeshita gave Aoki a Suplex through a plastic table.

Katsumata found another table and placed it next to a ladder. He placed Matsuno on the table then climbed the ladder. Ji-chan poked Katsumata in the rear with his cane, climbed the mini ladder next to the regular ladder and Choke Slammed Katsumata through the table!

Ji-chan jumped on top of Katsumata for the three count. The wrestlers thanked the clinic managers for letting them do the match. Aoki said DDT should do a wrestling show in Sayama, Saitama some day for the clinic staff.


Early April Shows Postponed And Cancelled

March 27, 2020

In response to the latest move made by the Japanese government in regards to Covid-19, the DDT Group has made the decision to cancel or postpone several of its shows due to take place in April.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKESHI~”, 02/04/2020
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater

Postponed.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOCHIOTOME~”, 04/04/2020
Oyama City Cultural Center Small Hall

Cancelled.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUKENAPORITAN~”, 05/04/2020
Shizuoka Fuji-san Messe

Cancelled.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL RALLY RETURNS”, 07/04/2020
Shinjuku FACE

Postponed.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 11/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

Cancelled.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HIEROPHANT GREEN 2020”, 11/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

Cancelled.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2020”, 12/04/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Cancelled.

DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro will be holding No-People shows on DDT UNIVERSE to take the place of the cancelled events. DDT will have two shows with the dates to be announced. Tokyo Joshi will have their shows on 3rd and 11th April.

BASARA “BASARA 126 ~OSAKA CAMP SPRING TAISHO~”, 28/03/2020
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Jun Masaoka
2. 3 Way Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Gouma Ryu Vs Daichi Kazato
3. Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Fuminori Abe & Tetsuo Usui
4. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
5. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita
6. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki

Meanwhile the nutjobs in BASARA are thinking they might be small enough to fit under the cracks and run their shows as usual. Tomorrow’s show seems to be going on as scheduled. The most recent update from them today is a safety message for those with tickets.

Speed Of Sounds defend the IRON FIST Tag Titles against Sparky.

DDT “PROTECT THE ELDERLY FROM THE NEW CORONAVIRUS! KYOU CLINIC PRO WRESTLING”, 30/03/2020
Saitama Medical Corporation Anzukai Kyou Clinic

1. Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Tag Match: Shinya Aoki & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Gorgeous Matsuno & Gabai Ji-chan

How in the fuck did this not get cancelled?!? The change here is going from a 6-Man Tag to a 4 Way Tag with the addition of The Moonlight Express.

BASARA “BASARA 127 ~KAGUNDZUKA NO SAKURA~”, 05/04/2020
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Takato Nakano Vs Yasu Urano
2. Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Masato Kamino Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Kengo Mashimo & Shiori Asahi
5. Ryota Nakatsu & Daiki Shimomura
6. Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga Vs Fuminori Abe & Tetsuo Usui

Fuminori Abe is the new Union MAX Champion but he only won it because Masahiro Takanashi suffered a freak injury two minutes into their match. Takanashi is giving Abe his support because hey, this is the pro wrestling business. Injuries happen all the time and winning a championship that way doesn’t make it any less legitimate in Takanashi’s eyes. Abe has promised to remain the champion until Takanashi recovers from his fractured fibula.

If this Chiba show goes ahead, Abe could be fighting against the current IRON FIST Tag Champions. That match will also be Tetsuo Usui’s first proper main event (excluding a bonus multi-man tag back in January).


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HERMIT PURPLE 2020” Results

March 21, 2020

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HERMIT PURPLE 2020”, 21/03/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
135 Fans

1. Now Hit The Iron While It’s Hot! Ganpro Vs BASARA Battle: Ken Ohka defeated Tetsuo Usui with a Crab Hold (9:33).
2. That Tragedy Again? Enter The Entertainer’s Wife In The Second Call Of HARUKAZE!: Kuishinbo Kamen & Miss Mongol defeated Shota & HARUKAZE when Mongol pinned Shota with a Lariat (0:07).
2a. Rematch – Osaka Style Wrestling Rules: Kuishinbo Kamen & Miss Mongol defeated Shota & HARUKAZE when Mongol pinned Shota with a Lariat (0:08).
3. Worldwide Tag Match ~The Wonders Of Seiseki Sakuragaoka When India, Canada And Toyama Collide!~: Mike Bailey & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Yumehito Imanari & Baliyan Akki when Tominaga pinned Imanari with a Moonsault Press (12:43).
2b. Rematch: Shota & HARUKAZE defeated Kuishinbo Kamen & Miss Mongol when HARUKAZE pinned Kamen with a School Boy (4:28).
4. Special 6-Man Tag Match ~THE HALFEE Vs Eruption~: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Washi Sakurai when Higuchi pinned Sakurai with a Lariat (17:09).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Double Arm Extreme Driver TURBO (20:14).
*V6 for Keisuke Ishii.

Keisuke Ishii pulled out a modified version of his Double Arm Extreme Driver to beat Kouki Iwasaki. The Double Arm Extreme Driver TURBO has Ishii folding his opponent’s arms then dropping him from the side rather than straight down, sort of like an Emerald Flowsion.

Eruption’s entry into Ganbare☆Wrestling saw them defeat THE HALFEE. The home team put up a fight but they were wiped out when Saki Akai gave Moeka Haruhi the Quetzalcoatl, Yukio Sakaguchi knocked down Shuichiro Katsumura with the God’s Right Knee and Kazusada Higuchi pinned Washi Sakurai with a few Lariats. Higuchi admitted it is a big deal to beat THE HALFEE. Eruption are here to beat everybody in Ganpro. Akai said nobody in Ganpro has any glamour or charm. Ken Ohka stepped on the apron to confront Eruption but they left the ring.

The reunion of Yumehito Imanari & Baliyan Akki was like those of two brothers. They were happy to see each other again. Imanari tried to show off a Taekwondo style against Mike Bailey but was quickly shown to be out of his depth. Bailey crushed him with the Ultima Weapon and Shinichiro Tominaga hit a Moonsault Press afterwards for the win.

Nobody was more motivated about today’s show than Shota. He was so motivated that he got pinned immediately by Miss Mongol. Shota convinced his opponents to have a rematch by singing to them. Mongol again pinned him with a Lariat as soon as the bell rang. Later in the show Shota & HARUKAZE returned to the ring demanding another rematch. This time he ducked Mongol’s Lariat and a proper Osaka Style Wrestling rules match took place. Mongol accidentally hit Kuishinbo Kamen with the Lariat and HARUKAZE pinned him with a School Boy. After the match Kamen sat on a chair and refused to move in protest. Shota & HARUKAZE lifted him out of the room. Mongol then sat on the chair in protest. Shota & HARUKAZE couldn’t lift her so she eventually left by herself.

The BASARA rookie Tetsuo Usui threw everything he had at Ohka. But he was dropped on his head with the Hurricane Driver then forced to tap from a Crab Hold. Getting to run the show today reminds Ohka why he loves pro wrestling. He said humans have lived for thousands of years so they will never lose to a virus! Pro wrestling, no wait, Ganbare☆Wrestling will destroy the Coronavirus and save the world! Wash your hands!


DDT “JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~” Results

March 20, 2020

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~”, 20/03/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
916 Fans

0. Exhibition Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Jordan Heatley with the Canadian Backbreaker (3:50).
1. Hideki Okatani Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura defeated Shunma Katsumata & Hideki Okatani when Yoshimura pinned Okatani with a Lariat (6:01).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Toru Owashi (c) with a School Boy (11:51 am).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1,474th champion.
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Kazuki Hirata defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c), Toru Owashi, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Mizuki Watase, Yukio Naya and Hiroshi Yamato (7:42).
2a. Toru Owashi & Hiroshi Yamato eliminated Masahiro Takanashi (c) with a Double Lateral Cradle (2:06).
*Toru Owashi & Hiroshi Yamato both become the 1,745th co-champions.
2b. Danshoku Dieno, Yukio Naya, Antonio Honda & Mizuki Watase eliminated Toru Owashi (1/2 c) & Hiroshi Yamato (1/2 c) with Simultaneous Pinfalls (2:40).
*Danshoku Dieno, Yukio Naya, Antonio Honda & Mizuki Watase all become the 1,746th co-champions.
2c. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Mizuki Watase (1/4 c) with a School Boy (5:13).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes 1/4 of the 1,476th champions.
2d. Kazuki Hirata (1/4 c) eliminated Yukio Naya (1/4 c) with a School Boy (5:54).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes 2/4 of the 1,476th champions.
2e. Kazuki Hirata (2/4 c) eliminated Antonio Honda (1/4 c) by Pinfall (6:54).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes 3/4 of the 1,476th champions.
2f. Kazuki Hirata (3/4 c) eliminated Danshoku Dieno (1/4 c) with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (7:42).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the unified 1,477th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a School Boy (12:01 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,478th champion.
3. CIMA, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & El Lindaman defeated Shinya Aoki, MAO, Mike Bailey & Makoto Oishi when Takao pinned Oishi with the Mad Splash (9:24).
4. HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji & Yuki Ueno defeated Akito, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers when HARASHIMA pinned Akito with the Somato (10:33).
5. Business Alliance Vs Eruption!: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee (9:15).
5a. Emergency Decision: Tetsuya Endo defeated Royce Chambers with the Shooting Star Press (4:42).
*Royce Chambers cashed in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Chris Brookes (c) with the Crossover Facelock (20:35).
*Chris Brookes fails in V1. Daisuke Sasaki becomes the 2nd DDT UNIVERSAL Champion!
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) defeated Konosuke Takeshita with the Rolling Elbow (22:56).
*V2 for Masato Tanaka.

Heck if I know if it was a good idea to do this but DDT’s monthly Korakuen Hall show went ahead today in front of an audience. The main event to celebrate DDT’s 23rd anniversary saw the face of the company attempt to regain the KO-D Openweight Title. The champion Masato Tanaka used chairs to great effect, using them to attack Konosuke Takeshita’s knees as well as hit a direct chairshot to the head. A Splash from the top rope through a table outside also caused great damage to Takeshita. However Takeshita used the chair against Tanaka by Corner To Corner Dropkicking it into his face. Takeshita hit an Avalanche Air Raid Crash but Tanaka kicked out of the pin. The Fable was countered into a Power Bomb. Tanaka kept using Elbow Strikes to cut off Takeshita’a offence. He would hit short range Sliding D’s but Takeshita would find a way to prevent Tanaka from hitting the move at full force. Takeshita threw his own Elbow Strikes but Tanaka stood tall at the end when he pulled off his elbow pad and struck Takeshita raw with an unprotected Rolling Elbow. There was no kicking out after that.

Tanaka said he was so happy to fight Takeshita today because of the struggle he gave him. When Takeshita left ringside, Yuki Iino approached the ring threatening to cash in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet. However it was only a threat and he left without doing anything. Tanaka had an opportunity to choose his next challenger again but he wasn’t sure who to pick. Suddenly, Yukio Sakaguchi sprung into the ring! He wants the next title shot in April. The match was accepted with Tanaka standing on the middle rope so he could look down on Sakaguchi. The final words went to Sakaguchi. In April will win the KO-D Title and Kazusada Higuchi will win the Saitama Super Arena Sword. That will mean when June comes around, the main event of Saitama Super Arena will be occupied entirely by Eruption! Sakaguchi then thanked the fans for coming out today. He works a regular job along with his pro wrestling career so he is grateful that the fans continue to support DDT. In return everybody in DDT is encouraged to do their best.

Easy come, easy go. The first DDT UNIVERSAL Champion loses the belt in his first defence. An out of ring brawl made up the early part of the match with Chris Brookes attempting to put Daisuke Sasaki through some chairs with the Praying Mantis Bomb. Instead Sasaki dropped both Brookes and himself into the row of chairs with a Russian Leg Sweep. Sasaki also hit a Diving Elbow Drop from the ring corner to a seated Brookes outside the ring. DAMNATION interfered once Brookes regained some ground. Sasaki intentionally used Brookes to take out Daisuke Kiso. Tetsuya Endo’s Overhead Kick hit Sasaki by mistake and Brookes hit the Praying Mantis Bomb. Kiso counted the pin until Mad Paulie pulled him out of the ring. Brookes wiped out DAMNATION with a dive then made Sasaki submit to the Octopus Hold but there was no referee to call the match. Nobuhiro Shimatani came in to attack Brookes with the DAMNATION signboard but Masahiro Takanashi came out to get rid of him. Kiso got back up to count some nearfalls like Sasaki’s Diving Elbow and Brookes’ Tombstone Piledriver. Brookes went for the Praying Mantis Bomb once more but Sasaki countered it into the Cross Facelock. He then switched it into the Crossover Facelock to make Brookes submit.

Sasaki’s first words as the new champion was “Old dog never die!” He said all beer from the UK is soft with no carbonation so he will not take on any challengers from Britain anymore. Antonio Honda entered the ring to challenge Sasaki but he tripped over the ropes. He got back up and said Sasaki has a filthy heart. Sasaki began to meditate to fix that problem but Honda told him to get back up. Honda challenged Sasaki to a title match but he was turned down.

As briefly mentioned earlier, Eruption has the main event of “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” in their sights. Sakaguchi is going straight after the KO-D Title while Higuchi is now targeting Endo for the SSA Sword. Higuchi threw Endo for a loop by using a Package Power Bomb but it was Sakaguchi who won the match by pinning Shimatani. T-Hawk was earlier taken out with a Higuchi Lariat so it was a rough match for the Business Alliance.

When the match ended, El Lindaman promoted the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match he, Endo & T-Hawk will be a part of in two days time. ALL OUT interrupted the Business Alliance because Royce Chambers had something to say. He will be going back to Australia tomorrow so he is using his Right To Challenge Gauntlet to win the SSA Sword right now! Chambers went for the kill by using his own high flying moves to counter Endo’s. They both used Canadian Destroyers on each other but Endo took it one step further by doing a Double Arm Canadian Destroyer. Chambers kicked out of the pin after that but was down and out when Endo hit the Shooting Star Press. Endo got on the mic and said as long as he is in the ring, nobody else will get the chance to be at the top! He told Chambers to study more Japanese if he ever comes back. He then joked about wrestling in saunas before warning ALL OUT that the Business Alliance will win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles! Whoever comes out as the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions after 22nd March will defend the belts against DISASTER BOX on 4th April.

Naomichi Marufuji was back to team with DISASTER BOX and his partnership with HARASHIMA in particular had not lost a step. When Yuki Ueno dove out of the ring onto Iino & Chambers, it left HARASHIMA & Marufuji alone with Akito. Together they hit a Double Thrust Kick, Marufuji did the Shiranui and HARASHIMA won with the Somato.

After the match, HARASHIMA thanked Marufuji for reforming HarashiMarufuji after a long time apart. They brought up the idea of tagging together at “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. That caused CIMA & Soma Takao to come out. CIMA made fun of the HarashiMarufuji team name. It isn’t an easy name to say. CimaSoma is easy to say which means it is a better name. CIMA could have confronted Marufuji back on the 3rd January DDT show but he was occupied with Business Alliance stuff. In the end CimaSoma challenged HarashiMarufuji to a match at “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. Marufuji isn’t interested in fighting Takao but he can’t turn down the chance to wrestle CIMA for the first time since their Budokan tag match in NOAH way back in 2007!

A Mad Splash from CIMA followed by a Mad Splash from Takao gave the Business Alliance the victory in the 8-Man Tag Match. The bout was Shinya Aoki’s first 8-Man Tag Match and also the return of Mike Bailey to DDT. Aoki found out after the match that his next DDT Extreme Title defence is on 5th April. An opponent has not been decided yet but he would like to face Makoto Oishi in a matchup between Sambo and Judo. Meanwhile The Moonlight Express want to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles so they can claim the shiny new championship belts.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title lineage was fractured into multiple co-champions during the Battle Royal. Before the match even begun, Takanashi pinned Toru Owashi during his entrance to win the belt. Everyone chased Takanashi into the ring so the Rumble style entries were thrown out and a regular Battle Royal began. Owashi & Hiroshi Yamato pinned Takanashi at the same time to they became co-champions. The two of them were then all pinned by Danshoku Dieno, Yukio Naya, Antonio Honda & Mizuki Watase at the same time creating 4 co-champions! Kazuki Hirata had to eliminated each of the 4 co-champions to unify the title back into one whole piece. All of that hard work was taken away when Owashi pinned Hirata after the match to become the champion again.

The debuting Hideki Okatani was pinned in his first match as expected. He was mostly on the defensive against Naomi Yoshimura and also Keigo Nakamura. He was able to do a Northern Lights Suplex after Shunma Katsumata softened Yoshimura up. But a Lariat put Okatani down for the three count. Just like Nakamura, Okatani’s goal is to beat a senior wrestler as soon as possible.

The trainee Jordan Heatley faced Higuchi in the pre-show exhibition match. Heatley tried to put on a Tazzmission but Higuchi instead submitted him with the Canadian Backbreaker. Heatley will make his official debut against Honda on 2nd April.

Yoshiaki Yatsu appeared to introduce the show and also promote his return match at “WRESTLE PETER PAN”.

The 5th opponent in Saki Akai’s “Okibariyasu” trial is Syuri. Akai knows Syuri is a powerful kicker so she is looking forward to comparing them with her own kicks. Their match is on 2nd April.

DDT is holding a Falls Count Anywhere Match inside the Saitama Anzukai Clinic to protect the elderly from the COVID-19. The match on 30th March will be Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Shinya Aoki, Makoto Oishi & Gabai Ji-chan.


Bakuha Koshien Tag Participants, KO-D Tag Title Match Moved

March 15, 2020

DDT “DRAMATIC HYAKUMANGOKU! 2020”, 22/03/2020
Kanazawa Distribution Hall

1. Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs MAO & Antonio Honda
4. Toru Owashi & Ken Ohka Vs Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase
5. HARASHIMA & Yukio Naya Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi
6. Kanazawa Specialty! Stubborn Special Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Makoto Oishi Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

We can only wait and see what gets announced over the next couple of days. The next DDT show on the schedule is supposed to be “JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~” this Friday. For now it is still going to happen but who knows if a decision gets made to cancel it. DDT are still announcing card updates for the shows still on schedule even if it turns out to be a pointless exercise in hindsight.

BAKUHA KOSHIEN FEDERATION “ELECTRIC BLAST 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ~BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2020 IN TOYAMA~”, 28/03/2020
Nanto City Fukuno B & G Ocean Center

1. Bakuha Koshien Tournament In Toyama – Round 1: Atsushi Onita & Chris Brookes Vs Yumehito Imanari & Shota
2. Bakuha Koshien Tournament In Toyama – Round 1: Ken Ohka & Miyako Matsumoto Vs Kazunari Murakami & Yukio Naya
3. Yuna Manase Vs Sae
4. Keisuke Ishii & Gota Ihashi Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Washi Sakurai
5. Bakuha Koshien Tournament In Toyama – Final: X & X Vs X & X

16/3 EDIT: The show has been postponed. No new date has been announced.

The next Bakuha Koshien show will be held near Ken Ohka’s hometown. Atsushi Onita said Ohka’s father has been working hard at selling tickets for the show. If the event was to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus then it would do catastrophic damage to Mr. Ohka’s finances. So Onita wants this show to go ahead no matter what and they will fight as if they are trying to blow up Coronavirus itself! According to Ken Ohka, his father told him how proud he is for his child to grow up and become a pro wrestler.

Yukio Naya found the strongest tag partner around. Kazunari Murakami! This left Onita disappointed because his treatment of Naya up to now was meant to build Naya up in his image. Instead Naya has gone out and found an outlaw in Murakami to run wild through the tournament.

Chris Brookes always wanted to take part in an explosion death match but it was just a dream until he moved to Japan. He promises to blow up Shota’s head with the current blast baseball bat. At the last show Yumehito Imanari got to team with Onita so this time he is looking forward to fighting against him.

The one name sticking out like a sore thumb is Miyako Matsumoto. She doesn’t even want to take part in a Current Blast Match because she finds them scary. But courage can create miracles so she will take the risk and enter the tournament as Ohka’s tag partner.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2020”, 12/04/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs MAO & Mike Bailey

The postponed KO-D Tag Team Titles match has been moved to the April Korakuen Hall show.