DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 2” Results

July 31, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 2”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE
219 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Soma Takao defeated Keigo Nakamura with the Perfect Driver (5:37).
2. 3 Way Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya Vs Naomi Yoshimura ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
2a. Sumo Battle: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yukio Naya and Naomi Yoshimura.
2a1. Yukio Naya defeated Kazusada Higuchi by Hataki-komi.
2a2. Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yukio Naya by Uwatenage.
2a3. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Naomi Yoshimura by Yorikiri.
2a4. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yukio Naya by Oshidashi.
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie defeated Chris Brookes, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda when Paulie pinned Honda with the Reverse Splash (9:57).
4. Tetsuya Endo Produce Match ~ CyberFight Concurso – DDT Novice Championship: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Seiya Morohashi & Gorgeous Matsuno when Endo pinned Matsuno with a Cradle (0:34).
4a. Rematch: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Seiya Morohashi & Gorgeous Matsuno ended in a No Contest (6:09).
*Hisaya Imabayashi wins the CyberFight Concurso Championship by Audience Judgement.
5. Makoto Oishi Produce Match ~ Our Youth: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani defeated MEN’S Teioh, Shiori Asahi & Yuya Koroku when Okada pinned Koroku with the Sudden Death (14:17).
6. Shunma Katsumata Produce – Hardcore 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata and MAO when Takeshita pinned Katsumata with a Rolling Cradle (19:26).

Day 2 of Beer Garden had The 37KAMIINA all face each other in a Hardcore 4 Way Match. Tables, ladders and chairs were placed around the ring for them to use but each wrestler brought out their own weapons too. MAO brought out a massage gun and homemade shield, Yuki Ueno had training equipment, Konosuke Takeshita had a bat covered in toy blocks and Shunma Katsumata had a plastic box full of toy blocks inside. Since this match was put together by Katsumata he asked the others to join him in a chair duel. They did so but the other three later put Katsumata through a table. MAO also put Ueno through a plastic box and chairs with an Avalanche Package Piledriver. Katsumata threw his boxes at everyone and filled the ring with toy blocks. He gave Takeshita a Hurricanrana onto the pile but Takeshita continued the momentum and rolled his opponent into a pinning combination for the win. After the match Katsumata had to call the rest of the unit back into the ring so they could close out the show together. He asked each of them what they thought of the match but cut off every answer so he could say how awesome he is. He then listed all of the championships The 37KAMIINA are fighting for next month. They will become the central stove of DDT and will turn the company into a sauna!

Makoto Oishi was in attendance to watch Junretsu face MEN’S Club in his produce match. Yusuke Okada won the match in Oishi’s place but Oishi insists he is not his substitute. Despite that, he gives his support to Okada to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles with Jun Akiyama next month. He also wants to book Akiyama versus MEN’S Teioh in a singles match after their first time meeting today. Both Akiyama and Teioh joked that Oishi shouldn’t be booking singles matches between two wrestlers over 50.

The CyberFight Concurso was a chance for DDT’s bodybuilders to strut their stuff in their underwear. That idea was almost ruined when Tetsuya Endo pinned Gorgeous Matsuno in under a minute. Hisaya Imabayashi told Endo to restart the match because Matsuno is his dad’s friend. The match began again, they repeated the spot and this time Matsuno kicked out. However Matsuno then gave Low Blows to everyone in the ring, causing the match to get thrown out. A winner had to be determined so everyone decided on a pose off. They also forced Imabayashi to take part in it. The audience voted for the winner and they chose Imabayashi!

DAMNATION met their mirror opposites when Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Super Sasadango Machine showed up as IyasareNATION! Brookes was Chrisma Brookes, Honda was Mad Anton and Sasadango was Yoshihiro Hino. That last one made Yuji Hino laugh. In a reversal, Mad Paulie took Honda’s comedy spot and told his own Gongitsune joke through grunts. He also got the pin on Honda to win in the end.

The 3 Way Match ended in a 5 minute draw so Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Naya and Naomi Yoshimura decided on a sumo tournament to settle on a winner. Higuchi was the first person to win twice in a row so he was determined the winner.

Every now and then Soma Takao reminds everyone he is influenced by CIMA. He did it here by beating Keigo Nakamura with the Perfect Driver.


DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!” Results

July 4, 2021

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!”, 04/07/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
621 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) when Yatsu submitted Naya with the Jail Lock (12:06).
*Team Thoroughbred fails in V2. Team Olympian becomes the 5th KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Champions!
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock (16:58).
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Yuji Hino defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Fuckin’ BOMB (12:36).
4. 4 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda, Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino and Yusuke Okada & Yuya Koroku when Sakaguchi pinned Koroku with the Danshoku Driver (9:24).
5. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata defeated Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Hirata pinned Shimatani with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (11:51).
6. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani when MAO pinned Okatani with the Cannonball 450 (11:05).
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Final: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuji Hino with the Cross-Arm German Suplex (18:09).

Konosuke Takeshita is now a two time King Of DDT winner! He had to go through one of his worst enemies and then one of his largest opponents to make it back to the top. In the final, Yuji Hino stood across the ring and was shocked when the match begun because he was immediately thrown into a Blue Thunder Bomb for a nearfall. Hino took over with heavy Chops and a Sleeper Hold. The match turned into a game of one-upmanship with Elbow Strikes and Lariats thrown everywhere. Takeshita kept himself planted to block the Fuckin’ BOMB but had to become more agile idea to avoid the move by doing a Hurricanrana. Hino was almost pinned with the German Suplex and then found himself in an unusual position when Takeshita caught his arm from a Lariat. Takeshita held onto the arm and then ducked a Short-Range Lariat from Hino’s other arm. That ended up with Takeshita is perfect position to give Hino the Cross-Arm German Suplex to win the match.

Takeshita received his prize money and, more importantly, he will face Jun Akiyama for the KO-D Openweight Title at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” on 21st August! He said he is satisfied with his performances throughout the tournament and has nothing to be afraid of anymore. He’s been away from the KO-D Title for a long time but is confident to go against Akiyama in their big rematch. Backstage he said the last year and a half being away from the KO-D Title scene has not been a waste of time for him. He wants to fight as the ace of DDT and the future of pro wrestling. He won the tournament with this attitude and with the support of The 37KAMIINA behind him. Meanwhile Hino is impressed that Takeshita had a move kept up his sleeve to beat him. He might have found a kindred spirit in Takeshita and wants to fight him in a rematch. When they does happen, maybe Hino will be the one who will use a secret move to win.

All of 37KAMIINA are aiming to be champions at the same time. Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO have a chance to gain a lot of ground with a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles shot coming up. But first they had to get past Junretsu. Katsumata kept urging Akiyama to do the NeppoWER!! pose but he refused. Hideki Okatani did it to mock Katsumata. Akiyama finally gave in and did it after he and Makoto Oishi beat Katsumata up. Okatani held his own against the sauna club but Ueno stunned him with the Standing Shining Wizard and MAO got the win with the Cannonball 450. Katsumata popped a cracker at Akiyama while this was going on. After the match Katsumata pointed to the sky and told the others he could see the aurora wishing for Takeshita’s King Of DDT victory.

Kazuki Hirata ambushed DAMNATION with Tegatana chops during their entrance. They had no effect and DAMNATION all ganged up on him. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura kept the hopes alive for DISASTER BOX but whenever Hirata was tagged in, DAMNATION took over and ganged up on him again. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie attacked him one by one. But when Nobuhiro Shimatani had his turn, Hirata pinned him out of nowhere with the Miracle One Shot Cradle!

Just like last month, there were bottles of a mysterious drink found backstage by the DDT locker room, this time with the letter D on them. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino (wearing Danshoku tights) drank some on their way to the ring and handed bottles out to some of the other teams. It appeared whoever drank it would become Danshoku. Eruption grabbed some bottles backstage but Yukio Sakaguchi walked out not looking any different. Saki Akai though ran out wearing Danshoku tights and fighting the urge to go grab fans in the audience. She snapped out of it but later had the urge to do the Danshoku Nightmare as a counter to Yuya Koroku’s Sunset Flip. The Iyasareru ran in to stop her from doing anything lewd. Sakaguchi later pulled down his trunks to show he was wearing Danshoku tights all along and he pinned Koroku with the Danshoku Driver. An annoyed Yusuke Okada spanked Iino after the match for being partly responsible for what happened.

The King Of DDT semi-finals happened in the early portion of the show. Hino defeated Kazusada Higuchi to advance in a heavyweight showdown. Higuchi’s reliance on the Brain Claw wasn’t as effective on Hino compared to his previous opponents. Hino used his own Claw Hold to fight back. Higuchi tried to finish him off with the Buchikamashi sumo charge but Hino cut him off with the Lariat and pinned him with the Fuckin’ BOMB. Higuchi was left disappointed over the status quo being maintained by that result because once again he gets knocked out in the semi-final.

Takeshita’s grudge with Daisuke Sasaki was on show in the other semi-final. He also had Mad Paulie to worry about outside the ring. Some of the dirty tactics were avoided and Sasaki even gave Paulie a mistaken Low Blow over it. The 37KAMIINA took Paulie to the back so the match could continue one versus one. Sasaki was able to send Takeshita crashing into Yukinori Matsui meaning that no on was around to call the match when Sasaki gave up to the Modified Chickenwing Facelock. Sasaki hit a Low Blow before Matsui recovered. Takeshita turned things around by catching a Topé Suicida and delivering a Brainbuster in return. After a lot of fighting to get the move locked in, Takeshita finally got Sasaki back in the Modified Chickenwing Facelock and got him to submit. Sasaki vowed to get revenge in 2025 or so but until then he talked about disappearing for a while. Whether he is serious or just giving out another of his empty threats remains to be seen.

In the month when the Olympic Games will finally go ahead, a team of “Olympians” have won the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles! The squad led by Yoshiaki Yatsu all had handkerchiefs in their gear because it is a necessary item in amateur wrestling. It was Keigo Nakamura’s return from injury and he wrestled in new gear for the occasion. The match fell apart for Team Thoroughbred when their Triple Saber Chop missed its target and all hit Yukio Naya by accident. Akito & Hiroshi Yamato targeted Naya’s knees and left him for Yatsu to finish off. Yatsu did the Iron Knee/Yatsugoye with his prosthetic leg on Naya. Then all of Team Olympian put Team Thoroughbred in four separate Jail Locks until Naya gave up. Sanshiro Takagi wrapped one of the title belts around Nakamura’s waist while Naya did the same for Yatsu. Backstage Akito explained that the Iron Knee/Yatsugoye is a completely original move that utilizes Yatsu’s greatest weapon. It’s an original move because the angle of the strike is different from the Kamigoye. Yatsu bluntly said it’s because of his prosthetic leg but agrees that the move is legal and there is no foul play intended.

Super Sasadango Machine announced the ticket sales for “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5” on 1st September are doing so well that two additional show performances will take place on the 5th.

The first complete match for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” was announced during the show. It is Shunma Katsumata & MAO against Jun Kasai & Chris Brookes in a Hardcore Tag Match!

The next D-Ou Grand Prix will begin on 3rd November in Ota Ward Gymnasium. It is being called D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 Part II.


DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TOUR 2021 IN HIROSHIMA (NIGHT)” Results

June 12, 2021

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TOUR 2021 IN HIROSHIMA (NIGHT)”, 12/06/2021
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Studio
110 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Naomi Yoshimura defeated Hideki Okatani with the Lariat (7:17).
2. Danshoku Dieno, Show It In Your Hometown, Hiroshima! DDT Variety Team Soul!!: Danshoku Dieno & MAO defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when MAO pinned Hirata with a Cradle (0:13).
2a. Rematch: Danshoku Dieno & MAO defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Dieno pinned Hirata after the Spike Danshoku Driver (13:37).
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & Shunma Katsumata defeated Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Iino when Takeshita submitted Iino with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock (13:24).
4. DAMNATION Vs The Iyasareru!: Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda when Paulie pinned Honda with the Reverse Splash (12:44).
5. HARASHIMA & Kenshin Chikano defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya when HARASHIMA pinned Naya with the Somato (13:30).
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match Without Justice: Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada when Sasaki submitte Okada with the Crossface Lock (18:39).

A supposed King Of DDT preview between Jun Akiyama and Daisuke Sasaki happened with them hardly laying a finger on each other. Sasaki tagged himself out of the match when Akiyama was ready to fight him. The only physical contact to happen came from breaking pins or submission holds. Instead Akiyama spent more time fighting Yuji Hino while Sasaki tangled with Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada. Sasaki made Okada give up in the end then had a staredown with Akiyama. When Akiyama left the ring, Sasaki said he is now confident he can beat him in the tournament. Hiroshi Yamato then got to sing his song to close out the show.

The Iyasareru came out for their match pretending to be DAMNATION to confuse their opponents. Chris Brookes held a sign with IyasareNATION written on it and Honda had his face painted to look like Mad Paulie. The plan did not work and DAMNATION won the match instead.

Kazusada Higuchi wants Tetsuya Endo to know that he will be in the ring at Korakuen Hall waiting for him to have their 2nd Round match. He owes Endo a debt because Endo’s injury means both of them are currently in a situation where there is no victory or defeat between them. Higuchi wants to settle this debt in the ring whether Endo will still be injured or not.


DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KOBE!!” Results

May 23, 2021

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KOBE!!”, 23/05/2021
Kobe Art Center
170 Fans

1. MAO defeated Hideki Okatani with the Michinoku Driver I (8:29).
2. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno defeated Toru Owashi and Keigo Nakamura when Dieno pinned Nakamura with the Gaydo Clutch (11:06).
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya when Endo pinned Naya with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (13:22).
4. Akito & Yusuke Okada defeated Yuki Ueno & Toui Kojima when Okada pinned Kojima with the Fisherman Buster (13:20).
5. Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuki Iino with a Lariat (9:14).
6. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (3) defeated Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2) when Katsumata pinned Honda with a Cradle (17:22).
7. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (4) defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (4) when Oishi submitted Sakaguchi with the Fujiyama Knee Lock (15:47).

Ultimate Tag League 2021 Standings

1. Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (4)
-. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (4)
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino (3)
-. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (3)
5. Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2)

It’s still all to play for after Day 4 of the Ultimate Tag League. One team who had it in the bag are letting it slip while the team that looked to be out of it caught a second wind. While Kazusada Higuchi and Jun Akiyama took care of each other, Yukio Sakaguchi tried to hunt down Makoto Oishi. It got real bad for Oishi when Sakaguchi literally knocked his front teeth out (Oishi’s front teeth are all replacements)! But in a surprise, Oishi had his opponent scouted and countered his submission holds into the Fujiyama Knee Lock for the upset victory. Akiyama praised the Junrestu leader after the match. All of his front teeth are gone but he is still handsome enough to finish 4th in a Best Body Japan competition! Meanwhile Eruption are at risk of finishing outside of the top spot. They now need to beat DAMNATION on the last day for a chance to win the league.

It’s a sad end for The Iyasareru. After a great start, Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda quickly cooled off and lost the rest of their matches. Their schedule ended with a defeat to The 37KAMIINA. They had their opponents trapped in stereo Octopus Stretches but Konosuke Takeshita broke free from Brookes and Dropkicked Honda. Shunma Katsumata then used his leverage to roll over and apply a deep pin to Honda for the three count. The 37KAMIINA know they are in a difficult position to win the league on the final day. All they can do is figure out the right timing to use the MADMAX double team move so they can beat Junretsu.

Naomi Yoshimura beats Yuki Iino to prove he deserves to be in this year’s King Of DDT. Yoshimura said he will work his way to the top of the DNA generation. He also promised to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles next week.

Toui Kojima treated Match #4 as an audition to join The 37KAMIINA. He probably failed when a double team move backfired and Kojima hit Yuki Ueno by accident. That mistake gave Yusuke Okada the opening to win the match. Ueno tried to keep his attention on Akito but admits he couldn’t grasp his next challenger’s rhythm at all today. He also had his back taped up which irked Akito a bit. Akito said he was disappointed in Ueno’s performance today and a champion shouldn’t be showing off his bad condition like that. Akito doesn’t think he fought a champion today.

DAMNATION got by with some cheating to beat DISASTER BOX. When Tetsuya Endo had Yukio Naya in position for the Torture Rack Bomb, Kazuki Hirata ran in wanting to break the count. However Soma Takao stopped him in his tracks with a Low Blow, allowing Endo to hit his move on Naya for the finish. Takao added salt to the wounds backstage when he called Hirata a weak challenger for the 6-Man Tag Titles and he should be replaced. Soma thinks Hirata would be so weak of a champion he would make Yuki Ueno’s DDT UNIVERSAL Title run look better by comparison!


Eruption Near The Finish Line

May 20, 2021

I have a very busy weekend coming up in real life so there will be a delay in posting results and reports for a few days.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT! YOU CAN’T MEET THE PRINCE IN THE CASTLE! NOON!”, 22/05/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Mirai Maiumi Vs Haruna Neko
2. Nao Kakuta Vs Arisu Endo
3. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Raku
4. Marika Kobashi Vs Moka Miyamoto
5. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Pom Harajuku

A doubleheader in Tokyo Joshi Pro sees the roster split in two for separate shows. Miyu Yamashita gets to sort out two things at once. She fights Yuka Sakazaki in a preview of Saitama Super Arena and also prepares for the Princess Tag Team Titles match with Maki Itoh.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT! YOU CAN’T MEET THE PRINCE IN THE CASTLE! NIGHT!”, 22/05/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Rika Tatsumi Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Mizuki Vs Arisu Endo
3. Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma
4. Hikari Noa Vs Moka Miyamoto
5. Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Aino Vs Miu Watanabe & Suzume

The lone champion on the evening show is Hikari Noa. Her next opponent Marika Kobashi is on the day show so they are being kept apart for now.

Something to keep an eye on is YUMI’s Twitter account suddenly becoming active again. The former TJPW wrestler graduated from the company last July to focus on her education. This week she suddenly started tweeting daily, counting down the days “until the beginning of history”. The countdown ends this weekend but not exactly towards the TJPW shows. The reveal may turn out to be something other than a return to TJPW or even pro wrestling so we just have to wait and see.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KOBE!!”, 23/05/2021
Kobe Art Center

1. MAO Vs Hideki Okatani
2. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Toru Owashi Vs Keigo Nakamura
3. HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao
4. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Iino
5. Yuki Ueno & Toui Kojima Vs Akito & Yusuke Okada
6. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (1) Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2)
7. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (4) Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (2)

Eruption can run away with the Ultimate Tag League if they beat Junretsu on Sunday. It’s a must win situation for The 37KAMIINA and The Iyasareru in their match as well.

BASARA “BASARA 158 ~THE 11TH FOX PRINCE~”, 05/06/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Masato Kamino
2. 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Isami Kodaka Vs Daichi Kazato
3. FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT
4. Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura Vs Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2A: Minoru Fujita Vs Daiki Shimomura

No hard feelings between Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura after their draw eliminated each other from the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~.

BASARA “BASARA 159 ~THE 12TH FOX PRINCE~”, 05/06/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
2. 3 Way Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Daiki Shimomura Vs Masato Kamino
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano Vs Fuminori Abe & Kosuke Sato
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2C: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs SAGAT
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2D: FUMA Vs Isami Kodaka

Speed Of Sounds come in for a non-tournament match.


Video – Eruption Vs The Iyasareru From Ultimate Tag League 2021

May 20, 2021

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN SENDAI!!”, 15/05/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT
185 Fans – Super No Vacancy

Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (2) Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2)


DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN SENDAI!!” Results

May 15, 2021

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN SENDAI!!”, 15/05/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT
185 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani defeated Akito & Toui Kojima when Nakamura pinned Kojima with the Michinoku Attack (10:21).
2. Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai defeated Danshoku Dieno & Shunma Katsumata when Hirata pinned Dieno with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (11:31).
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yusuke Okada, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya when HARASHIMA pinned Naya with the Somato (13:28).
4. DAMNATION Vs The 37KAMIINA! A Special 6-Man Tag Match Where Tetsuya Endo From Shiroishi City And MAO From Osaki City Will Fight For Miyagi’s Will And Pride! ~ No Tag Rules: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO defeated Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when MAO pinned Paulie with the Cannonball 450 (15:25).
5. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (4) defeated Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2) when Sakaguchi submitted Honda with a Triangle Choke (15:18).
6. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (2) defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino (3) when Oishi submitted Sasaki with the Fujiyama Knee Lock (14:12).

Ultimate Tag League 2021 Standings

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (4)
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino (3)
3. Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2)
-. Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (2)
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (1)

Makoto Oishi makes up for Junretsu’s slow start by winning their first points in the league. Today’s win was special for him because Sendai is where his wife Misaki Oishi was born. Jun Akiyama said Oishi is the key to their team. They win when he is good, they lose when he is bad. Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino’s excuse for losing is they can’t beat the spirit of Mt. Fuji that Oishi drew his power from.

A reversal of fortunes saw Yukio Sakaguchi hurt his knees and tell his own story to pass the time. Things went back to normal when Antonio Honda ended up in the same position to use Gongitsune. His sneak attack accidentally hit Yukinori Matsui instead but at least that allowed The Iyasareru to cheat a little. Kazusada Higuchi and Chris Brookes intervened but the match came down to Sakaguchi and Honda. Sakaguchi countered the Diving Fist Drop by catching Honda into a Triangle Choke. With this submission win, Eruption is now in 1st place.

Local pride was on the line between MAO and Tetsuya Endo. Both are from the Miyagi region and wanted to be the hometown hero for this show, even though both of their actual hometowns are miles away from Sendai. Mad Paulie of all people came up with the idea to make the match No Tag rules. Sadly for him, he got pinned by MAO so MAO got to give the big speech afterwards to the fans.

Naomi Yoshimura and Yuki Iino were at each other’s throats during their tag match. They brawled around ringside even as the match reached its end. Iino charged at Yoshimura again afterwards and the two had to be kept apart.

Keigo Nakamura upgraded his Moonsault to use against standing opponents. He now calls that version the Michinoku Attack.


Video – Junretsu Vs The The Iyasareru From Ultimate Tag League 2021

May 12, 2021

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KORAKUEN HALL!!”, 09/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
0 Fans

Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (0) Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (0)


Yoshimura’s King Of DDT Spot In Doubt, CyberFight Festival Match Dump

May 11, 2021

Based on the instructions of the extended state of emergency and the guidelines presented by all of the venues, the remaining DDT and Ganbare☆Pro shows this month are allowed to go ahead with fans in attendance. A combination of holding shows in areas outside of the emergency zones and at small venues inside said zones seems to be the reason why this is happening. Tokyo Joshi Pro will announce their plans later although they today confirmed their show in Osaka on the 22nd has been pushed back to July. Their only other shows to come this month is one this coming Saturday and the PPV on the 29th. I have my concerns about “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” going ahead even though they should be free to run the show by the time June rolls around. Cramming in four rosters worth of wrestlers into a day long supershow this close to the current situation sounds like it will cause a lot of trouble if they’re not careful. The news about Japan’s handling of its vaccinations sounds really bad too.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN SENDAI!!”, 15/05/2021
Miyagi Sendai PIT

1. Akito & Toui Kojima Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Danshoku Dieno & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yusuke Okada, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
4. DAMNATION Vs The 37KAMIINA! A Special 6-Man Tag Match Where Tetsuya Endo From Shiroishi City And MAO From Osaki City Will Fight For Miyagi’s Will And Pride!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO
5. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (0) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino (3)
6. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (2) Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2)

Two rounds in, three more to go. DAMNATION can increase their lead in first place and make things worse for Junretsu. They can’t rest easy though because either Eruption or The Iyasareru won’t far behind.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KOBE!!”, 23/05/2021
Kobe Art Center

1. MAO Vs Hideki Okatani
2. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Toru Owashi Vs Keigo Nakamura
3. Yuki Ueno & Toui Kojima Vs Akito & Yusuke Okada
4. HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao
5. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Iino
6. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
7. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

When the field for this year’s King Of DDT was revealed, one wrestler who was left off went to Twitter to give his opinion about it. Yuki Iino doesn’t understand why Naomi Yoshimura was picked to enter the tournament over him. He challenged Yoshimura to a match to prove he deserves the spot instead. Yoshimura accepted the challenge and the card, which was already completed, had to be changed for the match to happen.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 THE FINAL!!”, 27/05/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yuki Ueno, Chris Brookes & MAO Vs Akito, Yukio Naya & Yusuke Okada
2. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
3. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino
4. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

DISASTER BOX and DAMNATION have a busy month together ahead of them.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2021 TOUR IN FUKUOKA (NOON)”, 29/05/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi, Yusuke Okada & Keigo Nakamura
2. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Yuji Hino Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Tenjin Specialty! Parental Misfortune Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes Vs Konosuke Takeshita & MAO

Yuto Aijima will be on the show. I never have anything to write about him and Azul Dragon.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2021 TOUR IN FUKUOKA (NIGHT)”, 29/05/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. DAMNATION Vs The 37KAMIINA: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Yuji Hino Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. Tenjin Specialty! Oyakoko Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata
3. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Akito

The Ultimate Tag League will be heading into its final day at this point so all of the wrestlers involved have non-tournament matches to keep them busy until then.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2021 TOUR IN KUMAMOTO”, 30/05/2021
Kumamoto Castle Hall Civic Hall

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Shinya Aoki & Yukio Naya
2. Burn, The Land Of Fire! Burn, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata

Here’s the destination for DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION. The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles will be defended for the first time since March.

Shinya Aoki returns to DDT after a successful fight at ONE Championship back in April. An interesting path opens up for him if he and Yukio Naya can beat Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno. I can see a possible DDT UNIVERSAL Title shot in his future.

DDT/NOAH/TOKYO JOSHI PRO/GANBARE☆PRO “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena

0. STARTING BATTLE KICKOFF ~Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer 10-Woman Tag Match~: Mirai Maiumi, Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo Vs Nao Kakuta, Raku, Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & X
0. STARTING BATTLE ~ Staggered Admission Battle Royal: Yoshiaki Yatsu Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yusuke Okada Vs Yuya Koroku Vs Yuji Hino Vs Yuna Manase Vs Shu Sakurai Vs NOAH Wrestlers TBA
0. STARTING BATTLE MAIN ~ Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishhi & Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Yumehito Imanari
1. Opening Match DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Yuki Iino, Keigo Nakamura & Toui Kojima Vs Junta Miyawaki, Kinya Okada & Yasutaka Yano
2. 3 Way Tag Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
3. Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Hikari Noa, Mizuki & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi
4. Match Provided By NOAH: Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada & Hajime Ohara Vs Yoshinari Ogawa, HAYATA & Seiki Yoshioka
5. Match Provided By DDT: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao (w/ Mad Paulie) Vs Chris Brookes, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. DDT Vs Kongo Full Scale 14-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Akito, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura, Yukio Naya & Hideki Okatani Vs Kenoh, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Masa Kitamiya, Manaby Soya, Haoh, Nioh & Tadasuke
7. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
9. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs HARASHIMA
10. GHC Heavyweight Title: Keiji Muto (c) Vs Naomichi Marufuji

A ton of matches added to the show courtesy of DDT and Tokyo Joshi. There’s still more to come believe it or not. Yuki Arai is wrestling on the show after all and gets another crack against Maki Itoh in a trios match. Another thing to note is the mystery partner in the opening match of the STARTING BATTLE pre-show. Every member of the TJPW roster has been accounted for except for the women from NEO Biishiki-gun. They seem to have other engagements that day so X will have to be somebody from outside of TJPW. It’s also the very first match of the day so let’s keep expectations in check. Aja Kong or Mei Suruga would make sense given how their previous appearances in TJPW went. Maybe there is a new trainee about to debut. Or how about Kendo Kashin? That sounds like something he would do.

NOAH have yet to announce their entries into the Battle Royal. I also think they will provide the fourth STARTING BATTLE match to complete the pre-show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 17/07/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

Tokyo Joshi’s visit to Osaka on 22nd May has been postponed until July. The current state of emergency led to all venues in Osaka only allowing events to go ahead without crowds. TJPW decided it was better off to delay their show in Azalea Taisho Hall to a date when fans will be allowed to attend again.


DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN WRESTLE UNIVERSE!!” Results

May 10, 2021

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN WRESTLE UNIVERSE!!”, 10/05/2021
WRESTLE UNIVERSE
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1. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino (3) defeated Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2) when Sasaki submitted Honda with the Crossover Facelock (13:54).
2. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (2) defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (1) when Higuchi pinned Katsumata with the Brain Claw Slam (20:25).

Ultimate Tag League 2021 Standings

1. Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino (3)
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (2)
-. Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda (2)
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (1)
5. Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi (0)

Eruption gets out of the starting blocks with a win, beating The 37KAMIINA. The big blow came when Kazusada Higuchi Choke Slammed Konosuke Takeshita through a table outside the ring. That left Shunma Katsumata to survive by himself until Takeshita recovered and came to the rescue. Together they hit the MADMAX on Yukio Sakaguchi but he couldn’t be pinned because he wasn’t the legal man. That mistake allowed Higuchi to smash through Takeshita and pin Katsumata with the Brain Claw Slam. Eruption made it clear that they’re going after the top spot of the Ultimate Tag League!

But for now the top spot belongs to DAMNATION after they knocked The Iyasareru down a peg. Antonio Honda tried to distract Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino by telling a Gongitsune joke about the Monster Army, the unit that all three were a part of around 8 years ago. That pause allowed Chris Brookes to get some shots in and Honda went to complete the deal. It didn’t work out though because Sasaki blocked the Diving Fist Drop and rolled Honda into the Crossover Facelock to make him submit.