DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4” Results

July 26, 2021

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4”, 26/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE
193 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Choun-Shiryu defeated Darkunesu K with the Chinese Bombs Away (7:35).
2. Hiroshi Yamato defeated Kikutaro with a School Boy (6:54).
3. Tetsuya Endo defeated Leo Isaka with the Shooting Star Press (12:15).
4. Shigehiro Irie & Daiki Shimomura defeated Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Shimomura pinned Shimatani with an Inside Cradle (14:35).
5. Mad Paulie’s Five Years And A Few Months After His Birth Anniversary Match: Kohei Sato, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie defeated Kengo Mashimo, Masashi Takeda & Keizo Matsuda when Paulie pinned Matsuda with the Reverse Splash (16:36).
6. MONDAY NIGHT WAR: Minoru Fujita defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Modified Tombstone Piledriver (24:32).

A first time singles match turned out to be no fun and games at all. Minoru Fujita walked out fully representing his Fujita Pro Wrestling☆School and also had the Super Asia Title from Gatoh Move. Meanwhile Daisuke Sasaki came out still carrying the stolen DDT Universal Title. The atmosphere quickly turned sour when Sasaki ignored Fujita’s offer for a handshake. A furious Fujita then said he would kill Sasaki and went to poke his eyes out. Sasaki fought back by biting his fingers. The struggle and dirty fighting continued throughout and Sasaki became motivated enough to wrestle with his shirt off. He used Yukinori Matsui as a shield at one point but Fujita cut him off on top of the turnbuckles. From there Fujita hit an Avalanche Tombstone for a nearfall. He hit another Tombstone as a counter to La Mistica for another two count. Fujita had to do the Somato and then the “Sayonara” version of the Tombstone to finally put Sasaki down for the three count.

Fujita called his victory over Sasaki a miracle. It is a win he will talk about for the rest of his life. He will carry the achievement with him until his retirement, which will happened somewhere between 4 to 50 years from now. Sasaki complained about Fujita ruining the show. Sasaki was supposed to beat him but he was too strong. Sasaki promised to get stronger and win in the rematch. Fujita then cut him off and said they will never wrestle each other again. Sasaki accepted that and asked to be a teacher in the Fujita Pro Wrestling☆School instead. He then told the fans today was supposed to be Sasaki beating Fujita on the road to winning the Universal Title from Yuki Ueno and then he couldn’t be called a thief anymore. At least the audience had more fun here than at the Olympics today so that cheered him up a little.

Mad Paulie got some spotlight by winning his 5th Anniversary match. He was asked to comment backstage and simply grunted “Arigatou!”

Match #4 was a double reunion of sorts. Soma Takao and Shigehiro Irie were both in the Team Dream Futures stable. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani used to team together as Gran MilliMeters in DNA. Shimatani took the fall against his former partner but declared today is the beginning of Chapter 3 of his life as a freelancer. Sasaki asked what happened to Chapter 2 and Nobu told him it already came and went.

Tetsuya Endo had wanted to face Leo Isaka for a while now but DDT were never able to put it together. Endo had to take things into his own hands and book the match at a DAMNATION show like this one. Isaka does the Shooting Star Press because he first saw Endo do the move. He got the chance to use it here but Endo dodged it and later hit his version to win. When Sasaki found out Isaka is like a 22 year old version of Endo, he thought about bringing him in as a replacement. He’ll fire Endo when he turns 30 next month and bring in Isaka to be the new Endo.

There were plenty of antics when Hiroshi Yamato fought Kikutaro. A lot of them had Matsui involuntarily involved. During a mix up, Kikutaro tried pinning Matsui with a Small Package. When nothing happened, Yamato rolled Kikutaro over with a School Boy to get the win.

The risk of darkness surrounding the world has been averted for now. At least it is here, I mean. Choun-Shiryu defeated Darkunesu K with the aid of a cone bar. The evil version of Keigo Nakamura was a bit of a nuisance but nothing that Shiryu couldn’t handle in the end.


GANBARE☆PRO “BATTLE RUNNER 2021” Results

January 17, 2021

GANBARE☆PRO “BATTLE RUNNER 2021”, 17/01/2021
Osaka Hirano Kumin Hall
112 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Woman In Osaka Castle ~Ganjo Special Tag Match~: SAKI & Haruka Aikawa defeated HARUKAZE & Momoka Hanazono when SAKI pinned HARUKAZE with a Brainbuster (14:35).
2. Ganpro East-West Battle 2021!: Tsuyoshi Okada & Kota Umeda defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & Kouki Iwasaki when Iwasaki Umeda pinned Tominaga with the Umeda Driver (9:24).
3. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Ganpro Osaka Winter Team! THE HALFEE Vs Pocchari Joshi East-West Allied Forces Full Scale Battle!: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa defeated Kuuga, Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase when Shunosuke submitted Manase with the Jumping Cross Armbreaker (9:37).
*V2 for THE HALFEE.
4. Battle Without Honor ~Father Of 2 Children At Home Vs Father Of 2 Children With Child Support~: Ken Ohka defeated Shoichi Uchida with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (14:15).
5. Ganpro Sanada Maru! Team Drift Vs Team MAKAI Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated Shota & Asuka when Ishii pinned Shota with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (19:07).

For the first time in a year Ganbare☆Pro was back in Osaka. Shota was in a hard fought match today teaming with Asuka against Team Drift. Asuka was taken out by Shigehiro Irie’s Beast Bomber, leaving Shota to fight Keisuke Ishii. Shota countered the High Angle Double Arm DDT into the Gannosuke Clutch but only got a nearfall out of it. Ishii cut off Shota with a Running Knee and pinned him with the Double Arm DDT. Ishii said he didn’t want to be left behind because the other three wrestlers have a lot of momentum behind them. For him it was a stubborn match and a stubborn victory. Shota is finding himself in a rut since losing the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title during the week. He hasn’t won a match since then and now he has to figure out what to do against Yasu Urano now that there is no championship at stake.

The battle of the dads began with Shoichi Uchida trying to start a “Child Support” chant. He doesn’t have a good history with marriage (twice divorced and four kids in total) which makes him mad when he sees other wrestlers with happy families, like Ken Ohka. The two of them argued over their opinions about marriage as the match turned more into a No DQ brawl with chairs involved. Uchida was motivated enough to kick out of the Fire Spear at one but Ohka finished him off with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Ohka shouted at Uchida “Why didn’t you show that passion when you were married?” while he pinned him.

Yuna Manase wanted the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles put on the line at the last minute. THE HALFEE turned her down until Yumehito Imanari handed out pWo (Pocchari World Order) shirts to his tag partners to show they are a unit. Kuuga was given an S sized shirt which he hated so he walked off. He came back when Manase took out an XL shirt for him. THE HALFEE agreed to defend the titles and came out on top. Katsuzaki Shunosuke said the teamwork they’ve been doing for over a year wasn’t going to lost against a brand new team. Shu Sakurai wants to defend the trios title all the time in 2021 and end the year with THE HALFEE appearing in the Red And White Song Battle on New Year’s Eve. Moehiko Harumisawa is annoyed that she didn’t maintain their instruments properly. Imanari still thinks forming the pWo with Manase is a good idea.


Last News Dump For 2020

December 29, 2020

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2019 ~TOSHIWASHURE! SHUFFLE TAG TOURNAMENT”, 31/12/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1A: Yuji Okabayashi & HARASHIMA Vs Yuya Aoki & Yukio Naya
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1B: Akira Hyodo & Makoto Oishi Vs Takuya Nomura & Konosuke Takeshita
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1C: Drew Parker & Danshoku Dieno Vs Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yuki Ueno
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1D: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Tetsuya Endo
5. Fluorescent Lighttube Death Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Shunma Katsumata
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
8. New Year’s Wrestling 2020 Special 8-Man Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Kazuki Hashimoto, Daichi Hashimoto & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Takuho Kato, Kosuke Sato, Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: X & X Vs X & X

An earlier start time and smaller card means the show will not cross over into the early hours of 2021. They’re aiming to have the show last only two and a half hours this time around. The Japan Indies Awards 2020 presented by Samurai TV will be handed out in the pre-show.

DDT “NEW YEAR’S DAY GIFT SPECIAL! ALL SEATS 3,000 YEN SPECIAL BOX OFFICE!! 2021”, 03/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Antonio Honda 43rd Birthday & 16th Anniversary Debut Match: Antonio Honda Vs Choun-Shiryu

One day after his birthday and one day before the anniversary of his debut match. A perfectly balanced celebration for Antonio Honda. The rest of the card will be announced on the day of the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’21”, 04/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Arisu Endo Debut Match: Suzume Vs Arisu Endo
2. Marika Kobashi & Moka Miyamoto Vs Pom Harajuku & Haruna Neko
3. Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
4. Aja Kong, Mizuki & Raku Vs Miu Watanabe, Nao Kakuta & Mirai Maiumi
5. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Hikari Noa & Sena Shiori
6. Miyu Yamashita Vs Maki Itoh
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino (c) Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

Arisu Endo was born in Fukushima on 27th April, 1998. She is 150cm tall and her blood type is A. Endo is also a member of the idol group Cheer♡1 and looks up to former unit member Reika Saiki.

DDT “GO TO DDT! VOL. 1”, 09/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Keigo Nakamura Vs Toi Kojima
2. Chris Brookes & Shunma Katsumura Vs Mad Paulie & Yuji Hino
3. HARASHIMA & Yukio Naya Vs Konosuke Takeshita & MAO
4. Written By Hajime Takahashi & Masaki Inoue “Does Momotaro’s Kibidango Recognize As An Expense?” Infomercial Match: Akito, Kazuki Hirata, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Saki Akai
5. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Shota

Shota is having a late career resurgence, winning the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles and Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title in short succession. He believes that is why Yuki Ueno accepted his challenge for the DDT UNIVERSAL Title. Shota wants to become a leader of the independent scene in 2021 and travel around the world for wrestling. He thinks winning the UNIVERSAL Title will get him overseas bookings. Ueno didn’t want to end 2020 with him getting pinned by Shota so his new year resolution is to avenge that loss as soon as possible. He should respect Shota more and not look down on that result but as the UNIVERSAL Champion he has a standard to live up to. He must not let the title go to someone who can’t decide if he is indie or major.

Unless he shows up on 3rd January, this is Daisuke Sasaki’s return match from injury.

GANBARE☆PRO “CONAN THE GREAT 2021”, 10/01/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. THE HALFEE Vs Pochajo Full Scale Competition: Moeka Haruhi & Shu Sakurai Vs Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase
2. Ganjo Special Single Match: HARUKAZE Vs Asuka
3. Ganpro Vs Chiba Full Scale Competition: Ken Ohka, Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Yasu Urano, Shinichiro Tominaga & Yuma 24
4. A Special Single Match To Determine Whether “Age Is Just A Number”: Ikuto Hidaka Vs Keisuke Ishii
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Street Fight Style Special Hardcore Match: Shota (c) Vs Miss Mongol

The day after Shota main events Korakuen Hall for DDT, he gets to defend the World Jr. Indie Title in Ganbare☆Pro against an FMW original. Miss Mongol is annoyed that Ganpro hasn’t booked her in months so she got bold and challenged Shota to a title match. She also wants it to be a Street Fight because of the championship’s origins with FMW.

Ikuto Hidaka’s appearances in Ganpro this year was to show he still has a lot left in the tank despite his age. Keisuke Ishii wants to see it for himself after he beat Hidaka in a tag match a few days ago.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC! 2021”, 11/01/2021
Nagoya City Biwajima Sports Center

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Shunma Katsumata & Toi Kojima
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura
3. Konosuke Takeshita & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
4. Young Communication Generation Vs DDT Legend Army!: Akito & Shota Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dieno
5. Nagoya Specialty! Doerya Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yukio Naya Vs Mad Paulie & Yuji Hino
6. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase

The buildup to “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021” is filled with DAMNATION Vs Junretsu matches. We also see the temporary formation of the DDT Legend Army as they prepare for their KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles shot.

Yuji Hino is quickly making friends in DAMNATION, particularly with Mad Paulie.

DDT “REPRINT YOUNG COMMUNICATION SPECIAL ISSUE”, 16/01/2021
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Gota Ihashi & Rion Mizuki Vs Michio Kageyama & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
2. Soma Takao & Shota Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Daichi Kazato
3. Akito Vs Toru Sugiura
4. Main Event 6-Man Tag Match: Yukihiro Abe, Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie, Ryuichi Sekine, Kazuki Hirata, FUMA

The Young Communication gang is all back together. Akito and Toru Sugiura are both from the Aichi prefecture so they’re getting paired against each other.

GANBARE☆PRO “BATTLE RUNNER 2021”, 17/01/2021
Osaka Hirano Kumin Hall

1. Ganpro East-West Battle 2021!: Shinichiro Tominaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tsuyoshi Okada & Kota Umeda
2. Woman In Osaka Castle ~Ganjo Special Tag Match~: HARUKAZE & Momoka Hanazono Vs SAKI & Haruka Aikawa
3. Battle Without Honor ~Father Of 2 Children At Home Vs Father Of 2 Children With Child Support~: Ken Ohka Vs Shoichi Uchida
4. Ganpro Osaka Winter Team! THE HALFEE Vs Pocchari Joshi East-West Allied Forces Full Scale Battle!: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Kuuga, Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase
5. Ganpro Sanada Maru! Team Drift Vs Team MAKAI Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Shota & Asuka

Shota and Asuka are still on good terms after Shota won the World Jr. Indie Title from her. At least they better be when Team Drift returns to Ganpro.

No comment on the title of Match #3.

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2021 ~MOTSUNABE~”, 17/01/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Akito & Makoto Oishi Vs Soma Takao & Azul Dragon
2. Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
3. Hakata Specialty! Seimonbarai Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Chris Brookes Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Haven’t seen Azul Dragon in a while. Wonder what he’s been up to. DDT is doing both an afternoon and evening show in Nishitetsu Hall.

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2021 ~MIZUTAKI~”, 17/01/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & MAO
2. Yuji Hino Vs Hideki Okatani
3. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase
4. Only Because It Is! Hakata Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda

Yuto Aijima will be on the evening show.

BASARA “BASARA 146 ~5TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 20/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Dragon Contra Dragon: Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuji
2. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura
3. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs FUMA

Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura have won the IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT, granting them a shot at Speed Of Sounds.

The loser of the Gouma Ryu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuji match will no longer be allowed to use “Ryu” in their name.

DDT “DRAMATIC EVERYONE’S DREAM HAS COME TRUE! 2021”, 23/01/2021
Osaka City Minato Ward Citizens Center

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes & Danshoku Dieno
2. HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Yuji Hino
3. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

I have to say, Hino taking on HARASHIMA and the Eruption lads has me excited.

DDT “DRAMATIC 2021 JANUARY SPECIAL”, 28/01/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Keigo Nakamura
2. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Naya

However, Hino taking on Yukio Naya does not.

DDT “NEW YEAR DRAMATIC ITABA SERIES 2021”, 31/01/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Akito & Kazuki Hirata Vs HARASHIMA & Danshoku Dieno
2. DAMNATION VS Junretsu!: Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Jun Akiyama & Hideki Okatani

This is DDT’s go home show for “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021”. The two matches announced so far preview the two title matches advertised for Culttz Kawasaki.

GAKE NO FUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI INFINITE TRAIN 2021”, 05/02/2021
Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Gake no Fuchi Joshi Vs Pocchari Joshi Full-Scale Competition: Miyako Matsumoto & Chris Brookes Vs Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase

After taking half a year off, Gake no Fuchi Joshi will be back in action. Miyako Matsumoto is currently looking for joshi trainees of all shapes and sizes so they can help her make the world a little bit more interesting. In August Matsumoto & Chris Brookes lost to the Pocchari Joshi team of Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase at a Bakuha Koshien show. The rematch under Gake no Fuchi Joshi rules promises to be a lot more crazier.

DDT “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021”, 14/02/2021
Culttz Kawasaki

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, X, X & X Vs Shinya Aoki, X, X & X
2. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Super Delfin, Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh Vs MAO, Keigo Nakamura & Mirai Maiumi
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Jun Akiyama

The D-Ou Grand Prix is over for another year and the winner Jun Akiyama gets the KO-D Openweight Title shot against Tetsuya Endo in February. Akiyama put over Endo and the KO-D Title huge by including Endo with Tetsuya Naito and Go Shiozaki as the only three champions that matter to him. Endo did beat Akiyama in their D-Ou group match so Akiyama needs to fight his heart out if he wants to win. Endo watched the final between Akiyama and Konosuke Takeshita, leaving him with some strong opinions. He can tell the difference between the two wrestlers. According to Endo, Takeshita only thinks about himself while Akiyama is thinking about the entire wrestling industry. Endo likes the praise of his title reign he is getting from Akiyama and it makes him proud of increasing the KO-D Title’s value. So when Endo beats Akiyama again in Culttz Kawasaki, he will call the KO-D Title the number one championship in Japan and himself the number one wrestler in Japan!

DDT “FRIENDSHIP, EFFORT, VICTORY IN NAGOYA 2021”, 23/02/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Shota (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi, HARASHIMA & Danshoku Dieno

The Young Communication Generation want to defend the 6-Man Tag Titles against the top wrestlers in DDT. To them that means the top names from the generation before them.

The #STRONGHEARTS contingent of CIMA, T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Shigehiro Irie will be on the show. Although I don’t know if Irie will be associated with the group when it comes to the match making.


Irie Opens Up On Current DDT, Preparations For Heaven Summit Final, Yamashita Vs Yuu

July 9, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #11”, 10/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Rekka
0. NO TV Match: Akito Vs Yuki Ueno
1. Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Asuka Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi
3. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie, Sammy Guevara & Facade Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Keisuke Ishii, MAO & Daiki Shimomura
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal Survival Triathlon Rules: KUDO (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Toru Owashi Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Saki Akai Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Saori Anou
5. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 4th Match: Dick Togo Vs Kota Umeda
6. DDT Extreme Title – Blindfolded Hidden Breasts Death Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Antonio Honda

A classic ruleset is coming back for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match. The match will run non-stop for 10 minutes and whoever is the champion at the end will be declared the winner.

The current Right To Challenge Gauntlet holders are Meiko Satomura (Red), HARASHIMA (Green), Akito (Yellow), Yukio Sakaguchi (Black) and Yuki Iino (Blue). Shigehiro Irie still thinks that the gimmick is unnecessary. It’s not that he hates the concept, it is because he will accept the challenges from anybody who steps up to him anyway. He wonders whenever the Gauntlet holders publicly tell everyone that they are not using their title shot if they even want to be a champion. And if they don’t want to be champion then why are they wrestling? If any of the holders want to cash in their shot straight after Irie’s match ends, he will still be ready for them. Irie always has two fights in him whenever he steps into the ring.

Irie has also criticised DDT for failing to evolve their comedy style over the years. He thinks Danshoku Dieno is partly to blame for that as the DDT Producer. Another problem is Irie’s plans for DDT aren’t coming to fruition like he was promised. He wants to defend the KO-D Openweight Title overseas but accuses Dieno of not doing anything in his power to help put it together.

BASARA “VAJRA 73 ~REIGN SUPREME~”, 12/07/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry!: Gouma Ryu Vs Yoshihisa Uto
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo Vs Fuminori Abe, Manabu Hara & Takuya Nomura
4. Two Major Renaming Matches – Name Contra Name: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Ryuichi Sekine (Special Referee: Tsutomu Oosugi)
5. Two Major Renaming Matches – Name Contra Name: Best Stretchman V3 Vs Banana Senga (Special Referee: Tsutomu Oosugi)
6. Isami Kodaka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match: Isami Kodaka & Naomichi Marufuji Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: FUMA Vs Ryota Nakatsu

FUMA claims to have spent 6,660 days in the mountains training for the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ final. He will have the support of 6.66 million metal heads behind him too! Ryota Nakatsu admits he likes this version of FUMA a lot more than the King Legion version back from their Union Pro days. Nakatsu is confident he can win the tournament and spend all of the prize money on Cavalry.

Naoki Tanizaki won’t be back in BASARA until the 19th July because he has been doing a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland. He defended both the Union MAX Title and DOVE World Title twice during his tour. On 1st July he defeated Terry Isit at a Wrestle Island show in Birkenhead, England. Then on 7th July Tanizaki achieved another successful double title defence this time against Martin Kirby at 3 Count Wrestling in Middlesbrough.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN OSAKA!”, 16/07/2018
Osaka Konohana Community Hall

1. Miu Vs Raku
2. Rika Tatsumi Vs Hinano
3. Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs Mizuki & Yuki Kamifuku
4. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Maki Ito
5. Sakisama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuna Manase & Hikari
6. Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuu & Hyper Misao

The main event for August’s Korakuen Hall show is set. When Yuu won the Tokyo Princess Cup yesterday she said she has now earned a shot at the TOKYO Princess Title. The champion Miyu Yamashita was happy to accept it and wants both of them to be at their best on the 25th.

DDT “SHIGEHIRO IRIE DEBUT 10TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL TACHIMUKAU ~PROOF OF MAD BLOOMING HUMAN~”, 29/07/2018
Osaka Taisho Hall

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie & Alex Ace Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda, Akito & Makoto Oishi
2. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs HARASHIMA, Gurukun Mask & Rekka
4. 4 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs Jason Kincaid & Facade
5. Mizuki Watase Vs Kengo Takai
6. Konosuke Takeshita & HUB Vs Daisuke Harada & Kazuaki Mihara
7. Shigehiro Irie 10th Anniversary Memorial Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao

For Irie’s 10th anniversary there could only be one match to fit the occasion. Team Dream Futures are together again as they will all fight each other in a 3 Way Match!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~TOKYO JOSHI PRO DAY~”, 04/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X

A one day tag tournament with a gorgeously summer prize on the line is Tokyo Joshi Pro’s plan for their Beer Garden show. Depending on the total number of participants entering the tournament, a lottery held sometime before the show date will determine between 6 to 8 teams.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING 2 ~NOW IT’S TIME TO ATTACK~”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuu

Priscilla Kelly will be back in Tokyo Joshi for the month of August and will be on this show.


Shaolin Temple Man, Easy Itadaki Matches, Drift BOYZ

May 23, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “NISHI E HIGASHI E 2017”, 31/05/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Karate Chop And Corkscrew Blow, Fusion Of Miracles!: Yukihiro Abe & Yumehito Imanari Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Chikara
2. Shaolin Temple Vs Gatoh Move~ Complete Settlement Match!: Shaolin Temple Man Vs “Kotori”
3. Ganpuro Counting Again: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs GENTARO
4. Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Debut Match: Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Vs Kaori Yoneyama
5. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die! Decisive Battle!: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Ganbare The Great
6. When It Is A Match! Show Me Ganbare Soul!: Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Atsushi Maruyama was originally supposed to be on this show in a match against “Kotori” but he had to pull out for unknown reasons. The mysterious Shaolin Temple Man takes his place.

BASARA “VAJRA 37 WU”, 01/06/2017
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (6) Vs Takato Nakano (0)
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (2) Vs Best Stretchman V3 (2)
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (4) Vs Yusuke Kubo (4)
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA (4) Vs Gouma Ryu (0)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu (2) Vs SAGAT (0)
6. MC.33 & Fuminori Abe Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Shinya

With only two matches left for Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, he is on an easy route to winning his block. The winner of Ryuichi Sekine and Yusuke Kubo will be the only person with a realistic chance of catching up with him. In B Block, FUMA also has an easy chance to tie with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi in first place.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 11/06/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao

The new KO-D Tag Team Champions already have their first defence lined up. Shigehiro Irie’s goal is to keep the titles so he and Kazusada Higuchi can defend them in a YaroZ show. The challengers are Smile Squash but they may be renamed before then. Soma Takao thinks they should not use the name without Yasu Urano who will be out of contract with DDT by then.

BOYZ “DRAMATIC RAIN SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 15~”, 14/06/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao Vs Mizuki Watase & Rekka
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Lady Beard & Shunma Katsumata
3. HARASHIMA Vs Yuki Ueno
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Akito & Masahiro Takanashi Vs KUDO & Makoto Oishi

A mini Team Drift reunion is on the cards as Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao team together for the first time in over a year since that unit disbanded last May.


DDT “DNA 16” Videos

June 3, 2016


DDT “DNA 16”, 11/05/2016
Kitazawa Town Hall
225 Fans – No Vacancy


1. Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Rekka


2. Makoto Oishi Vs Rainbow Kawamura


3. KENSO Vs Kouki Iwasaki


4. Jiro Kuroshio Vs Mizuki Watase


5. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Guanchulo & Nobuhiro Shimatani


6. Kota Umeda Vs Shunma Katsumata


DDT “AUDIENCE 2016” Results

May 29, 2016

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DDT “AUDIENCE 2016”, 29/05/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,633 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Eddie French & Rekka when Iwasaki pinned Rekka with the Leg Capture Suplex (5:50).
1. KENSO King Of DDT Re-assessment Match: KENSO (w/ Cherry) defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Hagakure (5:59).
2. Teams Start Anywhere 4 Way 6-Man Tag Team Match: Danshoku Dino, Joey Ryan & Antonio Honda defeated Masa Takanashi, Kota Umeda & Saki Akai, Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Mao Inoue and Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Guanchulo when Ryan pinned Katsumata with the Super Kick (8:01).
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Joey Ryan (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata with a School Boy (12:38 pm).
*V2 for Joey Ryan.
3. Road To KING OF DDT 2016: Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Polly defeated Tetsuya Endo & Kazusada Higuchi when Polly pinned Endo with the Reverse Splash (8:02).
4. DDT Extreme Title: LiLiCo defeated Super Sasadango Machine (c) with the Titanic Yoshi Tonic (7:05).
*Super Sasadango Machine fails in V3. LiLiCo becomes the 36th DDT Extreme Champion!
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Team Drift Goodbye Series Final – Team Drift Disbands Match: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) defeated HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano when Takao pinned Urano with the Gin And Tonic (9:57).
*V1 for Team Drift. Team Drift vacates the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Daisuke Sasaki (c) with the Cross Arm German Suplex (24:42).
*Daisuke Sasaki fails in V2. Konosuke Takeshita becomes the 58th KO-D Openweight Champion!

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On the day he turned 21 years old Konosuke Takeshita made history by becoming the youngest ever KO-D Openweight Champion! In a rivalry that has been going on since February Daisuke Sasaki has been a thorn in Takeshita’s side. He had taken the KO-D Tag Team Titles from him in Sumo Hall and then prevented him from winning the belts back two months later. Both times Sasaki rendered him unconscious with the Doppelgänger Cross Facelock. Since then Sasaki won the KO-D Title with the same move and proclaimed himself as the unstoppable charismatic king of DDT. Takeshita entered the ring wearing the special ZERO mask he was given by ZERO himself in Osaka last week. Sasaki was ready to ruin Takeshita’s day when he tricked his opponent to leave the ring. Sasaki then threw him into the front row and hit a Russian Leg Sweep onto the chairs at ringside. Back in the ring Sasaki targeted the neck and shoulders and got a nearfall with the Hitman Elbow Drop. The damage was taking its toll and Sasaki found counters to the Blue Thunder Bomb. Takeshita turned the tables though and hit a No Rope Tope out of the ring onto both Sasaki and Shuji Ishikawa. Sasaki survived a Dragon Suplex and locked in the Cross Facelock until Takeshita cradled him for a two count. Sasaki went into a fit and kicked both Takeshita and Yukinori Matsui between the legs. Daisuke Kiso ran in to replace Matsui but he was given the Vietnam Driver II for his troubles. Sasaki hit a Diving Elbow Drop but Matsui was still down and unable to count any pinfall. A weary Takeshita gave Sasaki the middle finger when he was dragged up to his knees! Sasaki sat Takeshita down onto a chair and hit the Super Diving Elbow. This time Matsui was able to count but Takeshita kicked out. Sasaki took a page out of his mentor Dick Togo’s playbook and hit a Pedigree. He placed his feet on the ropes for leverage but Takeshita again kicked out! Takeshita tried to fight back but was in danger when Sasaki did La Mistica with the intention of locking in the Doppelganger Cross Facelock. Takeshita escaped the lock in the nick of time. He then blocked an Avalanche Pedigree and instead gave Sasaki an Avalanche Brainbuster for a two count. Sasaki desperately hit his flash Hurricanrana but that couldn’t get the job done. Another La Mistica was stopped with a modified Tombstone Piledriver. Takeshita did the German Suplex but that wasn’t enough. He then hit the Cross Arm German Suplex and three seconds later was crowned the new KO-D Champion!

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In their 100th and final match together as a unit Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao put the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on the line in their first and only defence. Win or lose Team Dream Futures are going their separate ways. Smile Squash were in the position to spoil their last dance but that did not turn out to be the case. Irie blocked HARASHIMA’s Somato with the Traffic Accident Tackle while Ishii & Takao hit Yasu Urano with a Sandwich Enzuigiri. Urano fought back and tried to set up the Razor’s Edge on Takao but Irie caught him with the Beast Bomber. Takao picked up the pieces and pinned Urano with the Gin And Tonic. He thanked the fans for supporting Team Drift for all of its 100 matches and thanked Smile Squash for being their final opponents. Team Drift agreed to vacate the 6-Man Titles and handed the belts to Amon Tsurumi. A crying Irie hugged Tsurumi after he gave him his belt.

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In a twist, Super Sasadango Machine’s regularly scheduled PowerPoint presentation was taken over by LiLiCo before their DDT Extreme Title match. During LiLiCo’s presentation she talked about the dangers of Sasadango’s finishing move the Lehmann Shock. She learned that the move is effective because of Sasadango’s size. In order to combat this she needed hit Sasadango hard enough to make him sink just like when the Titanic sunk from hitting an iceberg. Her goal was to turn this match into the movie Titanic. It will start with posh LiLiCo Winslet meeting the poor young Leonardo Watase and beginning their tragic love story, then an iceberg will hit Sasadango (ie Watase whacks him over the head with a chair) causing him to sink. Panic strikes everyone until LiLiCo hits the Titanic Cross Body to win the championship. She will then share a passionate kiss with Watase before their tragic farewell.

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The match began and Sasadango easily overpowered LiLiCo. Makoto Oishi had Sasadango’s back and did what he could to prevent Watase from interfering, such as by taping him to the corner. Watase escaped and grabbed a chair only to be stopped by Oishi again. Oishi swung the chair at LiLiCo but missed and hit Sasadango instead. Suddenly “My Heart Will Go On” played on the sound system. LiLiCo and Watase reunited in the corner and did the Titanic pose together on the turnbuckles. She hit the Titanic Cross Body on Sasadango but that only got a two count. Sasadango went for a third Lehmann Shock but LiLiCo escaped and hit the Titanic Yoshi Tonic for the upset title change! The new champion was told her first defence will happen on 3rd July. LiLiCo demanded a handsome wrestler to be her opponent so she can kick the handsome out of him!

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Sasaki’s pets teamed together for the first time. The duo Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Polly are nicknamed “Eipo” (for Adrian & Polly) and made sure to make Tetsuya Endo’s night a difficult one. Ishikawa kept Kazusada Higuchi busy while Polly flattened Endo with a Reverse Splash for the win.

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The 4 Way Trios match had an extra ingredient of mayhem added by forcing each team to start the match in a different area at ringside. When the bell rang all four teams ran towards the ring and brawled around it. Saki Akai targeted Joey Ryan in an attempt to win back the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title but she wound up getting sucked into Danshoku Dino’s “Hell Gate”. That allowed Ryan to pin Shunma Katsumata with the Super Kick. Kazuki Hirata snuck up to Ryan after the match but his roll up was blocked. Instead he was pinned by Ryan for a successful title defence. Backstage Ryan said he will bring the Iron Man Title back with him to the United States and defend it around the world so he can bring it back to Japan as a global championship.

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Sanshiro Takagi invited Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Mao Inoue into the ring after Match #2. He announced the three of them were forming DDT’s first male idol group! The reason for this is DDT will be holding a show at a music festival this November and he thinks DDT should get involved in the music aspect too. The name of their group is NωA, New Wrestling Aidoru (Idol) and their songs will be written by the songwriter for the Up Up Girls. Oishi & Katsumata like the idea but Inoue is anxious about it. Their first song is expected to be ready in time for next month’s Korakuen Hall show.

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A spot in King Of DDT 2016 was up for grabs in the opening match. It is the latest attempt by KENSO to worm his way into a permanent spot with DDT. Once again he had to fight his nemesis Sanshiro Takagi but this time KENSO had Cherry by his side. Cherry was dressed as a geisha girl for the occasion but was stripped down to her swimsuit and given a Stunner by Takagi. Cherry fled from ringside and the match continued. Takagi was on the verge of winning when suddenly Ultraman Robin entered the ring. Takagi did the “Destiny” pose with Robin until Robin unmasked. It was Cherry! She threw the mask at Takagi and the distraction allowed KENSO to finish him off with the Hagakure. Amon Tsurumi confirmed that KENSO now qualifies for the tournament. KENSO thanked Cherry for helping him and encouraged her to take off the costume. This time Cherry was happy to do so and they celebrated.

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Ken Ohka interrupted the opening ceremonies and brought a friend along to see Amon Tsurumi. It was the WRESTLE-1 Champion, KAI! KAI greeted Tsurumi by calling him Imabayashi. Tsurumi corrected him but KAI ignored it. Ohka asked Tsurumi if he and KAI could get a KO-D Tag Team Title shot. They recently won a match together in Ganbare☆Wrestling and he thinks that is good enough to earn them a championship match in DDT. KAI excitedly agreed. Tsurumi tried to calm both of them down while figuring out what to do. He told them he would think it over.

Terry Funk and NOSAWA Rongai were announced to compete at “PETER PAN 2016” in Sumo Hall on 28th August.

DDT will return to the Handmade In Japan Festival at Tokyo Big Sight for a street wrestling match on 24th July. The event takes place on the same day as Big Japan’s Sumo Hall show so that might effect who could be available to participate in the match.

The gender-swapped characters of Akito, Ken Ohka and Soma Takao for Ring☆Dream was shown to the audience. Akito is pleased with his character because she was given the biggest bust by far in the game. It matches his desire to have the biggest pecs in DDT.

The Beer Garden Week schedule has come out. This year the series takes place inside Shinjuku FACE for six straight days of wrestling shows. The schedule is as follows:

8/8: DDT Day
9/8: Shuten-dōji Day
10/8: Happy Motel Day
11/8: Danshoku Dino Day, Smile Squash Night
12/8: Daisuke Sasaki With AiPo Day
13/8: Tokyo Joshi Day, DDT Night

Here are the 1st Round matches for King Of DDT 2016.

Mad Polly Vs Tetsuya Endo
Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito
Soma Takao Vs Keisuke Ishii
Shuji Ishikawa Vs Kota Umeda
Antonio Honda Vs KENSO
Masa Takanashi Vs HARASHIMA
Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi
Shigehiro Irie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 11” Results

May 23, 2016

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DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 11”, 21/05/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
264 Fans – No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi (c) defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Moonsault (4:34).
*Gota Ihashi passes D2. Yumehito Imanari becomes the 16th King Of Dark Champion.
1. Tetsuya Endo & Eddie French defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Shunma Katsumata when Endo pinned Katsumata with the Torture Rack Bomb (8:47).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dino, Joey Ryan & Makoto Oishi defeated Toru Owashi, Saki Akai (c) & Guanchulo when Ryan pinned Akai after the Rafflesia Flower from Dino & Oishi (8:59).
*Joey Ryan becomes the 1,073rd champion.
3. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Hoshitango when Urano pinned Hoshitango with a School Boy (9:05).
4. Team Drift Goodbye Series – Monthly Young Communication Returns: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Yukihiro Abe when Ishii pinned Abe with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (15:30).
5. KING OF DDT 2016 Contestant Final: Kota Umeda defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Umeda Driver I (13:57).
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Polly defeated Antonio Honda & Konosuke Takeshita when Sasaki pinned Honda with La Mistica Crossface Lock (17:48).

At the beginning of the show Konosuke Takeshita told everyone that his KO-D Openweight Title shot on 29th May will also be happening on his 21st birthday. His goal is to become the youngest KO-D Champion in history. Daisuke Sasaki then entered the ring in a disguise to attack Takeshita. He kicked him below the belt but was then chased off by Antonio Honda. Sasaki Low Blowed Takeshita again in the main event. He then submitted Honda with La Mistica Crossface Lock. Sasaki tried to give Takeshita the Vietnam Driver II after the match but Takeshita escaped and knocked the champion out of the ring with a Lariat.

Kota Umeda is the first name entering the King Of DDT 2016 after he defeated Kouki Iwasaki in a qualifying match. Umeda was eliminated in the first round of last year’s tournament. He does not want a repeat of that.

Keisuke Ishii was glad to have wrestled with his Monthly Young Communication companions one more time. He was especially happy to be in the ring with Yukihiro Abe again since he wanted to wrestle him before Team Drift disbands. Abe said he would like to wrestle in DDT again if the opportunity is there.

The team of Danshoku Dino, Joey Ryan & Makoto Oishi has been described by Dino as the World’s Nudist Beach (now there’s an image to stick in your head). Late in the match Dino and Oishi positioned their bare asses selves on the turnbuckles and formed what they call the Rafflesia Flower. Ryan stuck his lolly pop into Dino’s ass and then ducked a Big Boot from Saki Akai. Her foot got trapped in between Dino & Oishi’s asses and Ryan stuck the lolly into her mouth. Ryan then rolled Akai into a pin to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title! After intermission Ryan talked with Amon Tsurumi and Guanchulo in the ring so he could understand the championship’s rules. Both Guanchulo and Akai tried to ambush him to win the belt but they ended up fighting each other. Akai knocked out Guanchulo with a Big Boot but Ryan then stuck another lolly into her mouth and Super Kicked her to escape with the title.

Dino & Oishi were told after their match that they will get an All Asia Tag Team Titles shot on 12th June. That is the same date as the King Of DDT 2nd Round. Oishi agreed to take the title shot and remove himself from the tournament. Dino decided to call his team with Oishi the Guname Express. He thinks it is a fitting name for them going after the All Asia Tag Titles.

Gota Ihashi’s challenger in the King Of Dark Title match wasn’t decided until right before the match. Both Tsurumi and Sanshiro Takagi were too busy to book a wrestler in the match. They both panicked and told Yumehito Imanari to be challenger. Imanari came down in his normal clothes and suddenly found himself wrestling Ihashi. He was on the verge of winning until a German Suplex went wrong. Ihashi was too heavy and landed on top of Imanari. Ihashi then hit a top rope Moonsault to win and transfer the dark match title to Imanari. Takagi handed Imanari the belt and congratulated him for a good match. He then told him to get back to work.

Tsurumi gave out details about this year’s King Of DDT tournament. It will be a 16-man elimination tournament featuring the DDT roster and the full line-up will be announced on the 29th May Korakuen Hall show. Daisuke Sasaki, Konosuke Takeshita, Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi and whoever holds the remaining Right To Challenge Contracts that day are not allowed to enter the tournament. Round 1 takes place on 5th June, Round 2 on 12th June and the remaining rounds on 28th June.


Night Of Drunkers, Monthly Young Reunion, Fighting Over Bad Communication

May 17, 2016

TAVERN WRESTLING “NIGHT OF DRUNKERS”, 18/05/2016
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima Vs Akane Miura & Hyper Misao
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Hiroshi Fukuda (0) Vs Ryu Gouma (0)
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: SAGAT (0) Vs Ryota Nakatsu (2)
4. 4 Way Match: Antonio Honda Vs Cherry Vs Jaki Numazawa Vs Shunma Katsumata
5. Drop Kick Bar Vs Ebisuko Tavern Entire Conflict 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine, Akito & Tetsuya Endo Vs Gota Ihashi, Kazusada Higuchi, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki

Is it time to settle the rivalry between the Drop Kick Bar and Ebisuko Tavern?

Ryu Gouma’s final match in the Heaven Summit tournament happens here. With no wins at all so far he risks getting the wooden spoon award for the entire tournament.

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 11”, 21/05/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi (c) Vs X
1. Tetsuya Endo & Eddie French Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Shunma Katsumata
2. Danshoku Dino, Joey Ryan & Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi, Saki Akai & Guanchulo
3. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Hoshitango
4. KING OF DDT 2016 Contestant Final: Kota Umeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki
5. Team Drift Goodbye Series – Monthly Young Communication Returns: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Yukihiro Abe
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Polly Vs Antonio Honda & Konosuke Takeshita

Monthly Young Communication was a series of monthly shows DDT held for its rookie wrestlers from 2010-2011. In other words it was the DNA of its day. Team Drift, Akito, Kazuki Hirata and Yukihiro Abe were all regulars on the shows.

Kota Umeda and Kouki Iwasaki are fighting over a spot in King Of DDT.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 3 ~FLOWERS ARE FLOWERS PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE~”, 22/05/2016
Osaka Yodogawa Ward Community Center

1. Heterogeneous Special Tag Match: Kazuki Hirata & Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Hiroshi Fukuda & Kikutaro
2. Reunion Special Single Match: Yasu Urano Vs Antonio Honda (Special Referee: Dick Togo)
3. Naniwa Shook! Man Vs Han Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Magnitude Kishiwada
3. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao Vs Tetsuya Endo & Kouki Iwasaki.
4. Crash The Super Heavy Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Jinsei Shinzaki & Toru Owashi Vs Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Super Sasadango Machine
4. DDT BATTLE FRONT Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa Vs HARASHIMA & Akito
5. Twelve New Year’s Eve Dream: Konosuke Takeshita Vs ZERO
6. Luxury Prize Surprise Tag Rumble: Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata Vs Joey Ryan & Atsushi Maruyama Vs Gurukun Mask & Guanchulo Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase Vs Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida Vs Masa Takanashi & Emi Sakura Vs Super Heavyweight X & Super Heavyweight XX

Some of the new tag teams in the Rumble match have been given team names. Joey Ryan & Atsushi Maruyama are the World’s Noisiest Tag Team. Gurukun Mask & Guanchulo are Spam Empanada. Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase are Tenori Mad Dogs. Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida are Team Doyama. Masa Takanashi & Emi Sakura are 100 Yen Thunders.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2016”, 29/05/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Eddie French & Rekka
1. 4 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Guanchulo Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Mao Inoue Vs Danshoku Dino, Joey Ryan & Antonio Honda Vs Masa Takanashi, Kota Umeda & Saki Akai
2. Road To KING OF DDT 2016: Tetsuya Endo & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Polly
3. KENSO King Of DDT Re-assessment Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs KENSO (w/ Cherry)
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Team Drift Goodbye Series Final – Team Drift Disbands Match: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano
5. DDT Extreme Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs LiLiCo
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Team Drift has chosen Smile Squash for their final opponents before they split up. Not sure if they will vacate the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles if they win.

DDT “DNA 17”, 09/06/2016
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

1. Daiki Shimomura Return Match: Daiki Shimomura Vs X
2. Rainbow Kawamura Vs KENSO

Rainbow Kawamura is next up to defend DNA against KENSO.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “”, 16/06/2016
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Rubbish Heap★Wrestling BAD COMMUNICATION Contra BAD COMMUNICATION Loser Banishment 10-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Shota, Shinichiro Tominaga & Ai Shimizu Vs Minoru Fujita, Hi69, Madoka, Yukihiro Abe & Bambi

All members of the losing team are prohibited from using “BAD COMMUNICATION” by B’z for their entrance music. Whoever takes the last fall on the losing team must also leave Ganbare☆Wrestling.


DDT “FRIENDSHIP, EFFORT, VICTORY IN NAGOYA 2016” Results

May 15, 2016

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DDT “FRIENDSHIP, EFFORT, VICTORY IN NAGOYA 2016”, 15/05/2016
Nagoya International Conference Hall
574 Fans

1. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special Tag Match: Super Sasadango Machine & Saki Akai defeated Ultraman Robin III & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Machine pinned Shimatani with the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock (7:33).
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Masa Takanashi & Guanchulo defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata and Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda when Guanchulo pinned Hirata with a School Boy (8:15).
*Guanchulo wins Kazuki Hirata’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
3. KENSO KING OF DDT 2016 Assessment Match: Cherry defeated KENSO with the Spring Night Love (7:48).
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda when Takeshita pinned Umeda with the German Suplex (12:21).
5. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi defeated HARASHIMA & Mizuki Watase when Oishi pinned Watase with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (10:16).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki (c) when Takao pinned Iwasaki with the Gin And Tonic (15:09).
*Team DNA fails in V3. Team Drift become the 25th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa (c) defeated Akito & Yasu Urano when Sasaki pinned Urano with the Vietnam Driver II (26:34).
*V3 for Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa.

Nagoya is Akito’s home but his attempt to win gold in front of his neighbours ended in failure. He & Yasu Urano pulled out that they could do against Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa. They gave Ishikawa a Double Superplex. Urano did a Slingshot Senton out of the ring onto Ishikawa. Urano even attempted a Moonsault but Sasaki rolled out of the way. Akito lifted Sasaki up for the Kinniku Big Move but Ishikawa stopped him with a Running Knee Lift. Ishikawa threw Akito out of ring while Sasaki gave Urano the Vietnam Driver II for a successful KO-D Tag Team Titles defence. Sasaki bragged that he has now defeated all members of Smile Squash.

Team Drift have won the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles for the sixth and possibly final time as a unit. Things weren’t looking good for the challengers when Kazusada Higuchi held onto Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie outside the ring. Shunma Katsumata dove out onto all three of them. Kouki Iwasaki tried to give Soma Takao the Leg Capture Suplex but Takao escaped. He then rolled Iwasaki into the Gin And Tonic to cause the title change. Takao said the DNA team were strong but it was Drift’s superior teamwork that was the difference maker. Irie was happy to win a championship in the city where he had his debut match. Ishii said he has a deep fondness for this championship and their sixth reign was a long time coming. He’s considering whether or not they will defend the title before they disband. Drift will split up on 29th May so time is running short to make the decision.

Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi are back to winning ways. Even though Oishi pinned the rookie Mizuki Watase, he and Dino instead see it as a victory over HARASHIMA. They think that is enough to earn them a KO-D Tag Team Title shot. They realise Sasaki will be busy defending the KO-D Openweight Title soon so they asked Amon Tsurumi if they could challenge for the All Asia Tag Team Titles instead! All they have to do is contact the PWF Chairman, Dory Funk Jr. Tsurumi said that would be impossible but then figured Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto might accept the challenge so they can have an easy title defence. Tsurumi told them he would look into it and to come back to him in a month’s time.

Match #3 was held to determined if KENSO would be allowed into this year’s King Of DDT tournament. He took on Cherry in a match that on paper would favour him heavily. However Cherry fought her hardest and even hit a Top Rope DDT to KENSO. A ref bump led to Ultraman Robin III running down to the ring and unmasking. It was Sanshiro Takagi! He gave KENSO a Stunner and Cherry locked in the Spring Night Love to pin KENSO for the three count. A sad KENSO accepted his failure but Cherry suddenly stood up for him. She criticised Takagi for interfering in the match and for wearing a ridiculous costume. She thinks KENSO deserves one more chance and this time it should be against Takagi himself. Takagi played dumb and said he was Ultraman Robin. Tsurumi said then Robin will be KENSO’s opponent. Takagi immediately took that back and accepted the match for 29th May. Meanwhile KENSO took a liking to Cherry and asked her to be in his corner for the match. He told her has a beautiful American made kimono for her to wear.

Guanchulo now has a Right To Challenge Contract. He, Danshoku Dino and Toru Owashi all have the remaining contracts.

The opening match had to be changed when Mammoth Handa was injured in an accident during his warm up exercises. Sanshiro Takagi was also unexpectedly announced as being absent due to a sudden private matter. Their replacements were Nobuhiro Shimatani and the debuting Ultraman Robin III. Robin’s mask slipped off during the match revealing it to be Takagi as part of his KENSO scheme later on in the show. Shimatani took the mask and decided to wear it. Saki Akai unmasked him and also decided to put it on herself.