“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2017” Results

January 1, 2018

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2017”, 31/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,411 Fans

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Ryota Hama & Soma Takao when Sekimoto pinned Takao after a missed Okido Press from Hama (6:06).
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Kazuki Hashimoto & Akito defeated Kota Sekifuda & Ryota Nakatsu when Akito submitted Nakatsu with the Perfect Figure 4 Leg Lock (4:32).
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Brahman Kei & Daisuke Sasaki (w/ Brahman Shu) defeated Antonio Honda & Takuya Nomura (w/ Jaki Numazawa) when Sasaki pinned Honda after the Syachihoko Clutch (7:21).
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Danshoku Dino & Daichi Hashimoto defeated Keisuke Ishii & Takayuki Ueki when Dino pinned Ueki with the Danshoku Screwdriver (9:53).
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Aoki when Miyamoto pinned Aoki with the Fire Thunder (3:28).
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Uto pinned Yoshino with the Axis Fall (6:34).
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Abdullah Kobayashi & Colt Cabana defeated Minoru Fujita & Shunma Katsumata when Kobayashi submitted Katsumata with a Crab Hold (4:21).
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Great Kojika & Tetsuya Koda Vs Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
8a. Sudden Death – 1 Count Fall: Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Great Kojika & Tetsuya Koda when Takeshita pinned Kojika with a Rope Assisted School Boy (1:38).
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Kazuki Hashimoto & Akito when Higuchi pinned Akito with a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch (1:52).
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Brahman Shu & Daisuke Sasaki (w/ Brahman Kei) defeated Danshoku Dino & Daichi Hashimoto when Shu pinned Dino with a School Boy (8:09).
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto when HARASHIMA pinned Uto with the Somato (9:57).
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Hideki The Brody & Jimmy Takeshita Vs Stan Kobayashi & Colt “Boom Boom” Butcher ended in a No Contest after a Referee Assault (2:17).
12a. Sudden Death – 1 Count Fall: Hideki The Brodie & Jimmy Takeshita defeated Stan Kobayashi & Colt “Boom Boom” Butcher by Countout (2:50).
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi defeated HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto when Sekimoto pinned Miyamoto with the Roll Through German Suplex (9:47).
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Hideki The Brody & Jimmy Takeshita defeated Brahman Kei & Daisuke Sasaki (w/ Brahman Shu) when Takeshita pinned Kei with the Superfly Splash (7:02).
15. TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Match: Kotaro Yoshino, Dinosaur Takuma, Kazumi Kikuta & MAO defeated TAKA Michinoku, Dick Togo, Ryuji Ito & Sanshiro Takagi when MAO pinned Michinoku with a School Boy (13:16).
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi when Suzuki pinned Higuchi with the Double Arm Suplex (12:44).

DDT and Big Japan ended 2017 and begun 2018 with what they usually do at this time every year, a big pro wrestling get together at Korakuen Hall! This year’s tag team tournament was themed around one wrestler from each company joining forces. Every pairing also had their own custom team name too.

Round 1

Sekiguchi-gumi Vs Hamamatsu. The show kicked off with Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi entering the ring both wearing sunglasses and carrying samurai swords. They won over Ryota Hama & Soma Takao in a match where Hama made the most impact. First he squashed Higuchi with a Hip Attack in the corner. But then he squashed Takao by accident when he missed the Okido Press. Sekimoto pinned a lifeless Takao to win. Hama tried to apologise to Takao afterwards but Takao was too afraid to approach him.

Team Hitomishiri Vs Team 14. Pretty simple first round win for Kazuki Hashimoto & Akito. Although Kota Sekifuda dove onto Hashimoto, he was nowhere to be found when Akito locked Ryota Nakatsu into the Perfect Figure 4 Leg Lock. Sekifuda & Nakatsu didn’t get much time in the ring together but they would like to team up again someday, maybe in next year’s tournament.

Charming Dolls Vs Charisma Brahman. Throughout the night the Brahman Brothers switched back and forth to team with Daisuke Sasaki in their matches. For the first match, Brahman Kei was the legal participant. Sasaki gleefully joined in with their act of throwing water at the audience during their entrance. Meanwhile Takuya Nomura wore identical wrestling gear to Antonio Honda and they were accompanied by Jaki Numzawa in their corner. The match broke down into a 6 Way at one point when Brahman Shu and Numazawa got involved in the fighting. Kei accidentally blinded Sasaki with the black ink. Nomura grabbed the Brahmans’ bucket of water and threw it at them in the corner. But Sasaki & Kei rallied to pin Honda with the Crucifix And Jackknife pinning combination. As the Brahmans walked off they had an idea. For the next match they should become Charisma like Sasaki!

Hakai Kyodai Vs With Love And Enthrallment And Reassurance. Keisuke Ishii & Takayuki Ueki came out dressed as Ryu and Zangief from Street Fighter. At first they acted like the characters but Ueki then got so frustrated by Danshoku Dino & Daichi Hashimoto that he pulled out his gun. Ueki held Dino hostage and demanded that they switch tights so he could possess Dino’s Danshoku skills. Unfortunately Ueki slipped off the top rope and crotched himself. Dino, now wearing the Zangief tights, gave Ueki a Zangief style Spinning Piledriver to advance his team to the next round.

Smile Yankee Vs Team Yokohama. The match begun quickly when Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Aoki attacked HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto. But once Smile Yankee isolated Aoki it didn’t take long for them to put him down. Sakaguchi apologised to Aoki for coming up with the reckless plan but Aoki apologised too for being weak.

Yoshino-ka Vs Jikujion. Masahiro Takanashi joined in with Tatsuhiko Yoshino’s local boy gimmick. Yoshihisa Uto carried Isami Kodaka on his shoulders for their entrance but accidentally whacked Kodaka’s head off of the stage. This would happen for all of their matches tonight. Kodaka trusted Uto to carry both him and his victim of a Superplex but Uto struggled to pull it off. He finally succeeded but Kodaka was hurt in the process as if he was given a German Suplex. The move worked well enough to pin Yoshino though.

Shunma To Minoru Vs KobaCabana. Minoru Fujita wanted to sing along with Shunma Katsumata during their entrance but his microphone was switched off for a lot of it. He also wore a strand of barbwire disguised as a headband around his forehead. Sadly their idol behaviour didn’t work and they both submitted to Abdullah Kobayashi & Colt Cabana.

Great To Mago Vs Most Strongest Combi. In a rare occurrence for this tournament, only one match in the entire show went to a time limit draw. The combined skills of Hideki Suzuki & Konosuke Takeshita were not enough to figure out The Great Kojika in under 10 minutes. Tetsuya Endo tried his best to beat Takeshita for the second time in two days but the time ran out during their skirmish. 1 Count Pinfalls were activated for overtime and Kojika surprisingly came close to pinning Takeshita with the Iron Claw. Shockingly, Suzuki pulled the referee away to stop him from counting. Takeshita then used the distraction to School Boy Kojika and Suzuki held down his feet onto the ropes for leverage. Yes, it took that much cheating to pin The Great Kojika for one second!

Round 2

Sekiguchi-gumi Vs Team Hitomishiri. The first bout of Round 2 ended in quick fashion when Higuchi of all people pinned Akito with a Rolling Leg Clutch. Akito & Hashimoto tried to tap out their opponents with Scorpion Locks and Ankle Locks but it wasn’t enough. Akito promised to keep in touch with Hashumoto through LINE.

Charisma Brahman Vs Hakai Kyodai. This time Brahman Shu was teaming with Sasaki. Also this time the Brahmans dressed like Sasaki and were also armed with plates filled with…well…some sort of foul substance I don’t want to think about. Sasaki accidentally got a face full of it. At one point Dino suddenly started grabbing around his partner and pulled out Ueki’s gun from his pants! Sasaki and the Brahmans stopped him with a traffic sign attack then made him sit onto a chair with the plate of dirt placed on it. Sasaki took out toilet roll to wipe the substance off of Dino’s backside and then rub it into his face. Shu then pinned Dino with a School Boy to end the madness. The Brahmans praised Sasaki for his technique in using the plate.

Smile Yankee Vs Jikujion. Uto again carried Kodaka head first into the entrance stage. Their double team Suplex attempt off the top rope failed when Miyamoto held onto HARASHIMA to keep him on the corner. Uto ended up just giving Kodaka a German Suplex instead. Miyamoto dropped Uto with a Fire Thunder then narrowly rolled out of the way of HARASHIMA’s Somato. That was it for Uto & Kodaka’s run in the tournament.

KobaCabana? Vs Most Strongest Combi?. Due to earlier injuries dealt to everyone involved in this match, both teams had to be replaced. Luckily a bunch of “legends” happened to be in the building and stepped in to fill the gap. Suzuki & Takeshita were replaced by Hideki The Brody & Jimmy Takeshita while Kobayashi & Cabana were replaced by Stan Kobayashi & Colt “Boom Boom” Butcher. The two teams brawled with each other around the ring and then all threatened to attack Yukinori Matsui with their weapons. The match ended in a Double DQ because of the threats and had to be restarted. The four then brawled up towards the crowd and Brodie wrapped his chain around both Kobayashi & Cabana. He held them back while Takeshita crawled back to the ring to win the match by countout. When the match was over they all re-entered the ring and attacked a ringside assistant with their finishing moves.

Japan Indie Grand Prize Awards

Samurai TV and Occupation Of The Indies held their annual Japan Indie Grand Prize awards after Round 2. The MVP Award went to Hideki Suzuki. The Best Bout Award went to the Big Japan match between Masashi Takeda Vs Masaya Takahashi from 17th December. Best Unit went to DAMNATION. Best Show went to Big Japan for their 17th November outdoor event in Ueno Park. Best Newcomer went to Andre The Giant Panda. The Special Achievement Award was given to the late Mr. Pogo.

Semi Finals

Sekiguchi-gumi Vs Smile Yankee. A random drawing put together the semi final matchups. Lariats from Sekimoto & Higuchi were the difference maker. Miyamoto also wasn’t prepared for Sekimoto to roll him into the German Suplex from the ropes.

Charisma Brahman Vs Most Strongest Combi. Remember when I said the madness was over? It came back. Suzuki & Takeshita were still in their legend gimmicks and this time they had Kobayashi & Cabana on their side to combat Sasaki & The Brahmans’ tricks. Kei was isolated from his teammates and was put through the Western Lariat, the King Kong Knee Drop, the Poisoned Elbow Drop and finally the Superfly Splash to lose the match. Sasaki and The Brahmans still threw water at the audience afterwards.

TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Match

The final pro wrestling match of 2017 in Japan was TAKA Michinoku’s 25th Anniversary match. He led a veteran team of K-DOJO, Big Japan and DDT wrestlers to face some of the new generation coming from those companies. MAO became a butt of a joke by being the victim of a never ending Corner Train Attack featuring everyone else in the match, loads of wrestlers who weren’t in the match and even one of the Samurai TV cameramen! Cabana was involved too but he just wanted to take a selfie with MAO. This went on for so long that the countdown to the new year began. In the final seconds Michinoku charged in but MAO rolled him over with a School Boy to pin him right as the clock struck zero! Happy new year!

Final

Sekiguchi-gumi Vs Most Strongest Combi. The tournament final is the first wrestling match in Japan of 2018. Suzuki & Takeshita were now back to normal. Both teams threw all that they had left at each other. It all came down to Higuchi and Suzuki fighting each other. Higuchi hit the Doctor Bomb but it wasn’t enough. Takeshita gave Higuchi a Dragon Suplex and Suzuki followed it up with a Dragon Suplex of his own. Higuchi kicked out! Suzuki then used the Double Arm Suplex and that wasn enough to beat Higuchi. The Most Strongest Combi are the Shuffle Tag Tournament winners! When they were given the rewards Takeshita joked that they only wrestled twice in the tournament this year and still won. Suzuki said he was honoured to fight Sekimoto & Higuchi. He also bragged that he wasn’t feeling tired at all. Sekimoto grabbed the microphone and swore into it.

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DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!” Results

December 1, 2017

DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!”, 01/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
235 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Danshoku P Thanksgiving Year End!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Danshoku Dino, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda when Oishi pinned Honda after the Triple Miracle Ecstasy (6:51).
2. Koda Umeda & Yuki Ueno defeated Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki when Umeda pinned Iwasaki with the Umeda Driver (10:28).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Crash Rabbit Heat (9:55).
*V1 for Miyu Yamashita.
4. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Okuda defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura when Okuda submitted Shimomura with the Manjigatame (10:32).
5. Adios Diego Uno! Special Single Match: Dick Togo defeated Diego with the Diving Senton (16:01).
6. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & TAKA Michinoku defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Michinoku submitted Sasaki with the Just Facelock (15:27).
7. ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi when Akito pinned Takanashi with the Hanamasa (13:05).

There are only a few more shows left for the entire ALL OUT unit to be together. Their goal is to keep the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles until Diego leaves Japan. Their defence against Shuten-dōji in Hakata next week is their last threat to their plan.

Daisuke Sasaki wanted TAKA Michinoku’s attention so he got it. Michinoku countered Sasaki’s Hurricanrana into the Just Facelock to make him tap out. Afterwards Sasaki called to him saying he is the one he wants. Sasaki wants to give TAKA an Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title match. TAKA accepted but since he just beat Sasaki that should mean he picks the date and the place. It will take place at the K-DOJO Shin-Kiba 1st RING show on 17th December. Sasaki gladly agreed. Hisaya Imabayashi tried to point out that Ken Ohka is supposed to get the next title shot on 20th December but nobody cared. TAKA said his match was made first and he won’t hear otherwise. In the backstage interview Sasaki said how much he respects TAKA and talked about the previous times they wrestled together from the Italian Four Horsemen to the Best Of The Super Juniors. Sasaki hopes beating TAKA Michinoku will send him on track towards the WWE. Reaching America is the final life goal for Daisuke Sasaki.

Diego was so happy to have a match with Dick Togo today and called it the most important match in his pro wrestling life. He thanked Togo because his life has changed so much since they first met each other five years ago. Togo said back then Diego was a wrestling otaku but today he has become a fine wrestler. Togo wants Diego to take all that he has learned in Japan and teach it to his friends and juniors in Chile. Diego can changes their lives just as Togo changed his.

Keisuke Okuda got into a fight with both Shigehiro Irie and Kazusada Higuchi after their match.

Kazuki Hirata had Sanshiro Takagi and Toru Owashi as his cornermen for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match. However Takagi & Owashi wanted Miyu Yamashita to win so they helped her out at certain times like pushing the rope towards her when she was put in a submission hold. Yamashita herself started to gain control of the match and had Hirata in position to take the Crash Rabbit Heat. Knowing he was about to be defeated, Hirata called for Nobuhiro Shimatani to come down and hand him something. It was a letter Hirata had written and he wanted to read it before he lost. In the letter Hirata confessed that he is dying. He wanted to tell Yamashita something before he passes. He remembered helping to set up the first ever Toyko Joshi Pro show. At the time he didn’t see what the big deal was about the project and was in a rotten mood having to spend his day working at the event. That all changed when he saw Miyu Yamashita’s debut match where she danced during her entrance. Hirata had one request and that is to dance with Yamashita to her “Genghis Khan” theme tune. Yamashita agreed and they danced together. Hirata afterwards asked for a handshake but it was a trick and he struck Yamashita. She got so mad she kicked the hell out of Hirata and then pinned him with the Crash Rabbit Heat to defend the Iron Man Title. After the match Takagi gave Yamashita the Stunner but she kicked out. Owashi gave her La Magistral Cradle but she kicked out again. Takagi challenged Yamashita to defend the title on 24th December. The Tokyo Joshi GM Tetsuya Koda came out and told Takagi that Yamashita should be preparing for her Korakuen Hall main event match on 4th January. She cannot risk getting injured by wrestling men. Takagi pointed out that she can still wrestle other women so he will contact his relative Francoise☆Takagi, Owashi’s relative Margaret☆Owashi and Hirata’s relative Kazuko Hirata to come over. Tokyo Joshi will soon compete against T2Joshi! Yamashita accepted the challenge.

Kouki Iwasaki showed shades of envy towards Yuki Ueno when Ueno was introduced as a Differ Cup winner. He attacked Ueno and threw a table at him away from ringside. Ueno fought back and set Iwasaki up to be pinned by Kota Umeda. He hit a Missile Dropkick then Umeda did the Umeda Driver.

Danshoku Dino, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda formed the HωA (Homo Wrestling Idol) to take on the NωA. They wore modified NωA shirts and also sang “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU” which made all of NωA mad. NωA got their revenge by forcing Dino to do the Danshoku Nightmare VR to Owashi. They then gave Honda the Triple Miracle Ecstasy to win the match.


Best Western Lariat Series Concludes, FUMA FEST, Ohka Gambles It All

November 28, 2017

“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. Impact X Division Title: Taiji Ishimori (c) 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

The show is taking place while I am typing this so let me take this time to tell you a fact about the venue. Did you know that Crazy SKB from Triple Six was barred from Differ Ariake when he destroyed equipment and broke into the NOAH offices located inside the building during a show?

DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!”, 01/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Koda Umeda & Yuki Ueno
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Okuda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura
4. Danshoku P Thanksgiving Year End!: Danshoku Dino, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Adios Diego! Special Single Match: Diego Vs Dick Togo
6. ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
7. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & TAKA Michinoku Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Daisuke Sasaki has a lot on his hands when it comes to the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. He has challengers coming elsewhere but the wrestler he wants to defend the title against most is TAKA Michinoku. Maybe he’ll get what he wants when TAKA comes to DDT.

DDT “BEST WESTERN LARIAT SERIES 2017 YEAR END CHANDELIER WRESTLING FINAL RACE”, 03/12/2017
Tokyo Best Western Rembrandt Hotel Tokyo Machida

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Keisuke Ishii, Rekka & Mizuki Watase
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
5. Danshoku P Lunchtime Wrestling Delivering With Sensibility: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Cherry Vs Toru Owashi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Saki Akai
6. You Can Enjoy Meals And Wrestling In Machida! Lunchtime Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki

The Best Westen Lariat Series 2017 continues with it’s second show… eleven months after the first one… This really wasn’t much of a series was it?

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~」”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Nakatsu Dickinson Vs Takato Nakano
2. Ricky Fuji Vs Ryuselmo Sekine
3. Jinbeizamen Vs Yngwie Malmsteen
4. Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
5. Goregrind Match: FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

FUMA wants his match with Jun Kasai to be violent but it needs to be more radical than just a Hardcore Match. So he has created the Goregrind Match. It’s a Hardcore Match with Heavy Metal weapons involved. FUMA describes it as a brutal kind of Death (Metal) Match. FUMA will also be performing vocals for Dragon’s Den during the concert portion of the show.

Jinbeizamen will be coming out to a cover of the Accept song “Fast As A Shark” performed by Crucified.

Nakatsu Dickinson is Ryota Nakatsu doing an impersonation of Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden. In Match #2, Ryuselmo Sekine is Ryuichi Sekine as Phil Anselmo from Pantera.

BASARA “VAJRA 54 ~FEAST~”, 14/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

Isami Kodaka was ready to store away the Union MAX Title until March 2018 until Fuminori Abe came out to challenge him.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BURNIN’ X’MAS 2017”, 20/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Defeat The Shabby Thick Makeup!: HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 1 ~Suyama Suyama Indies Dream~: Shota & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 2 ~Strongest Amateur Vs Jetty Whirlwind~: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Tetsuya Endo
4. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION Full Battle PART 3 ~Bet On All~: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Ken Ohka

It’s reached the point where it is all or nothing for Ken Ohka and Ganbare☆Wrestling. He is willing to put everything on the line against Daisuke Sasaki to win back the Independent Jr. Title. His marriage, his family, his remaining wealth and Ganpuro itself are all at risk! But a gamble this big against an opponent so uncaring has caught the attention of the rest of DAMNATION so now they are coming along for the ride!

Sumire Natsu has beaten HARUKAZE in two straight matches but both wins were under shady circumstances. Natsu only accepted one more rematch when she made Ohka pay for her bullet train tickets to and from the show. Also if Natsu wins then she will replace HARUKAZE as the regular women’s wrestler on the Ganpuro roster. Ohka has gotten his own little dig in against Natsu by giving her the nickname “Shabby Thick Makeup”.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2017”, 24/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Colt Cabana

DAMNATION are next to challenge HarashiMarufuji.

BASARA “ISAMI KODAKA PRO WRESTLING ~ THE THIRD SHINJUKU STRONGEST GROUND BUDOKAI”, 28/09/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. BASARA Offer Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuchi, SAGAT, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu, Daichi Kazato & Takato Nakano

The 3rd Shinjuku Strongest Ground Budokai tournament will make up the majority of this card. The entrants announced so far are Yasu Urano (1st Winner), Isami Kodaka (2nd Winner), Naoki Tanizaki, Yuko Miyamoto, Riho, Hideki Suzuki and Fuminori Abe.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL GATHERING VOL. 2”, 30/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Runaway Gigantic Combination V Baka Brothers! Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei

This is the show DAMNATION gets to book for winning this year’s Dramatic General Election. The first match announced is two big lads versus two messy boys.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’18”, 04/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Maki Ito Vs Danshoku Dino
2. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Mizuki & X
3. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

If Miyu Yamashita is still the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion come showtime then that belt will of course also be on the line in the main event.

A new member of the Ito Respect Corps will be revealed as Mizuki’s tag partner.

Veda Scott will be on the show.


New Year’s Eve Shuffle Tag Tournament

November 22, 2017

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2017”, 31/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
15. TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Match: TAKA Michinoku Vs X
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X

This year’s holiday celebrations in Korakuen Hall will be based around a one night shuffled tag team tournament mixing together the Big Japan and DDT rosters. The field of wrestlers competing have been split into two sides. Each of the 16 teams will feature one wrestler from the Big Japan side and one wrestler from the DDT side. Expect the usual rules for the annual tournament like short time limits and one count pinfalls in sudden death overtime. The teams will be determined by an audience lottery held at a fan club event held in Korakuen on 29th November. Also scheduled for the show is a special match celebrating TAKA Michinoku’s 25th anniversary in pro wrestling. TAKA has been responsible for putting several of the New Year’s Eve wrestling shows together over the last decade.

BJW Side

Abdullah Kobayashi
Daisuke Sekimoto
Daichi Hashimoto
Takayuki Ueki
Ryota Hama
Kazuki Hashimoto
Tatsuhiko Yoshino
Yoshihisa Uto
Kota Sekifuda
Takuya Nomura
Yuya Aoki
Great Kojika
Hideki Suzuki (Freelance)
Minoru Fujita (Tokyo Gurentai)
Yuko Miyamoto (Triple Six)
Either Brahman Shu (w/ Brahman Kei) or Brahman Kei (w/ Brahman Shu)

DDT Side

Konosuke Takeshita
HARASHIMA
Danshoku Dino
Yukio Sakaguchi
Daisuke Sasaki
Tetsuya Endo
Kazusada Higuchi
Akito
Keisuke Ishii
Soma Takao
Antonio Honda
Masahiro Takanashi
Shunma Katsumata
Colt Cabana (Freelance)
Isami Kodaka (BASARA)
Ryuichi Sekine (BASARA)


DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~” Results

May 10, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~”, 10/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
796 Fans

1. Conflict Settlement! Thoroughbred Vs Mad Dog: LEONA defeated Mizuki Watase with a Running Elbow Bat (5:55).
2. 1st DNA Spring Character Festival: Royce Isaacs, Rekka & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuji Okabayashi, Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Yoshimura pinned Shimatani with the Throwaway Power Bomb (9:42).
*Naomi Yoshimura wins Nobuhiro Shimatani’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 3rd Battle: Go Shiozaki defeated Dai Suzuki with the Strong Lariat (5:28).
4. Spaceman Plancha Confrontation: TAKA Michinoku defeated MAO with the Just Facelock (9:19).
5. Osaka City Blooming Flower High School Classmate Confrontation: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuki Ueno with the German Suplex (6:58).
6. Third Degree Honesty: Kazushi Sakuraba defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Perfect Yurikamome Hold (6:58).
7. PREMIUM GIG – I Will Get The DNA Of Junior: Kotaro Suzuki defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Mass Driver (9:50).
8. MAIN GIG – DNA Strongest Decision: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Mike Bailey with the Goten (18:57).

How does that saying go, “If you come at the king, you best not miss?” Well, Mike Bailey didn’t exactly miss but Kazusada Higuchi was there ready and waiting for him with a bang. The main event of DNA’s first show in Korakuen Hall ended when Bailey went for the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop. While he was in the air Higuchi got up to his feet and caught Bailey on the way down with a Lariat. It was such a big hit that nothing could stop Higuchi from hitting the Goten afterwards to win.

The end of the show had Sanshiro Takagi come down to the ring for an announcement. Today Higuchi is graduating from DNA and from tomorrow he will be fully affiliated with DDT! Higuchi thanked Takagi but had one favour to ask in return. He wants to help DNA fill up Korakuen Hall when they return on 4th July so he asked if he could stay affiliated with DNA until then. Takagi accepted the request. Higuchi’s final match as a DNA wrestler takes place on 4th July.

For the last few months in DNA, Shunma Katsumata has bonded with Kotaro Suzuki as both an opponent and a teammate. He got to put everything he learned into one more test with Suzuki but sadly could not beat him. Suzuki countered the Swan Dive X Factor with a Rolling Elbow then hit the Blue Destiny. Katsumata kicked out but it was all over when Suzuki did the Mass Driver. Katsumata wishes he could have done more to win but if he relived the last two months in DNA he would not have changed a thing.

It’s not everyday you get to see Kazushi Sakuraba hit a Plancha but he did one to Kouki Iwasaki. He also twisted Iwasaki in knots but Iwasaki wouldn’t give up. Sakuraba eventually got bored so held Iwasaki’s shoulders down to the match for the three count. Iwasaki was left frustrated by the loss.

From the high school classroom to the wrestling ring, Yuki Ueno got to face his buddy Konosuke Takeshita one on one for the first time. Even though they are the same age the gap in experience is huge and Ueno faced an uphill battle throughout. Takeshita encouraged him to continue but the end result was of no surprise to anyone. What was surprising was Ueno slapping Takeshita’s hand away when he was offered a handshake after the match.

High dives out of the ring was promised in the match between MAO and TAKA Michinoku. MAO delivered with a Spaceman Topé Con Hilo. However a missed Cannonball 450 gave TAKA control of the match and MAO could never get back into it. He kicked out of the Super Kick but ultimately failed to fight off the Cross Facelock. TAKA was impressed with MAO’s dives. He really thought it looked like an alien was flying towards him. He also thinks MAO has the kind of body that can let him become a heavyweight without losing his agility. The match was important for MAO because he is from Tohoku, the home of Michinoku Pro. Plus he was a fan of TAKA when he was a kid.

Dai Suzuki came out with new gear and new music for the big occasion. Now he needs a new chest after Go Shiozaki obliterated it with Machine Gun Chops. A few Lariats and Brainbusters made the five minute match feel like an eternity for poor Suzuki. For the rest of his trial series Suzuki will got through a 4 Vs 1 gauntlet match. However to give him a decent chance to survive the seven minute time limit will apply to the four matches combined. Surely Suzuki can’t lose four times in seven minutes.

Naomi Yoshimura got his hands on a Right To Challenge Contract! He blocked a Tornado DDT from Nobuhiro Shimatani and countered a Cradle into a Power Slam. A painful landing from the Throwaway Power Bomb ended the match. Rekka said Yuji Okabayashi’s Chops hurts so much but he still wants to take them. He hopes to have a singles match with Okabayashi soon.

In a battle of Running Forearms and Elbow Smashes, LEONA came out on top against Mizuki Watase. As much as he tried to tough it out, one clean Elbow Bat put Watase down for the three count. He accepted the result and shook LEONA’s hand afterwards. Today was LEONA’s day but next time, Watase will get his!

DNA returns to Korakuen Hall on 4th July. DNA will also hold their own Beer Garden show in Shinjuku FACE on 5th August. That show is being advertised as the beginning of Chapter 3 for DNA.