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.

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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.