Raku Chases After The Princess Tag Titles, NωA’s Back Alright!

February 12, 2020

DDT “DRAMATIC DO IT! 2020”, 16/02/2020
Kumamoto City Distribution Information Hall

1. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshihiko
3. Soma Takao Vs Yuki Iino
4. DDT Megatonweight Single: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya
5. HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akito & Mizuki Watase
6. Burn, The Land Of Fire! Burn, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match ~ DDT Sauna Club Vs DAMNATION: Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

With Cody Hall now gone from DDT, the matches he was originally booked in for the rest of this month are getting replacements. Keigo Nakamura will now take on Tomomitsu Matsunaga in the opener.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2020”, 23/02/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase
3. All Human Beings Are Brothers Vs We Are Family 6-Man Tag Match: Dansoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Yasu Urano Vs Shinya Aoki, Hiroshi Yamato & Kazuki Hirata
4. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs CIMA & Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
5. 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindman Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Chihiro Hashimoto
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs MAO

Yasu Urano takes Hall’s place in the 6-Man Tag.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020”, 24/02/2020
Nagoya City East Sports Center

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
5. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Makoto Oishi Vs Kengo Takai, Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 & Hiroaki Ura
6. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine

The big change is with the KO-D Tag Team Titles match. The match was going to be cancelled until Danshoku Dieno got Super Sasadango Machine to team with him because he is “big and fit” like his last tag partner. Dieno said despite the twists and turns this week, his ambition has not changed. He still intends to win as many DDT championships as he can.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 01/03/2020
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
2. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku
3. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

Raku now has a win under her belt and she got it at Miu Watanabe’s expense. With Maki Itoh’s guidance she also wants the Princess Tag Team Titles too. Itoh agreed to team with her because she wants to see if her hard head is tougher than Rika Tatsumi’s ass.

Miyu Yamashita and Natsumi Maki continue their series of singles matches. Yamashita was happy with Maki’s performance in their previous match. Now she will see if Maki has gotten even better in the third match.

Yuka Sakazaki will not be at the show. The popular guess online as to why is she may be on the next AEW PPV happening in Chicago the same weekend.

DDT “KAZUKI HIRATA 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW! 10 YEARS OF HIRATA GO!!”, 14/03/2020
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Chris Brookes, Royce Chambers & Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Mizuki Watase
2. Unusual Junior And Unusual Junior And Takeshita: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Maku Donaruto Vs Best Stretchman V3
3. GO Hana Time Difference Battle Royal: Akito Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Saki Akai Vs Yukio Naya Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yoshihiko Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Kouki Iwasaki
4. Ora Ora Vs Danshoku Kitsune ~Please Enjoy Tominaga In DDT~: Yukio Sakaguchi & Punch Tominaga Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
5. T2Hide Rivals NωA Commemorative Limited Revival Fight To Death With Song And Dance: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs FUMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Special 8-Man Dokken Battle!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Yasu Urano & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato
7. Synchronized Reunion! 10 Years OF HIRATA GO!: Kazuki Hirata & Keisuke Ishii Vs YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano

The revival of NωA attracted the attention of Kazuki Hirata. They used to feud with Hirata and the rest of T2Hide. They are not around anymore so Hirata is sending FUMA and Nautilus after them.

BOYZ “BE AMBITIOUS! 2020”, 26/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall 2F Hall

1. Makorin Contra Makorin ~ 2 Vs 2 Vs 1 Handicap 3 Way Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Akito Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Makoto Oishi

The last BOYZ show ended with Makoto Oishi stuck in the middle of a new idol rivalry. Both Homoiro Clover Z and NωA have come back. Oishi is a vital member of both groups and can’t decide who to choose. The answer is to have the two groups fight over him. But in a twist he will have to be in the fight too! He is going into this match on his own, representing the combined entity that is HomoωA.


MAO’s Thoughts On Tanaka, Hole Brothers Chasing Gold, STRONGHEARTS/DAMNATION Further Their Alliance

February 4, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 08/02/2020
Aichi NGK Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

1. Miu Watanabe Vs Raku
2. Rika Tatsumi & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
3. Yuna Manase & Mirai Maiumi Vs Hyper Misao & Pom Harajuku
4. Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Haruna Neko Vs Mizuki, Suzume & Sena Shiori
5. Saki Akai Vs Hikari Noa
6. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
7. Yuka Sakazaki & Maki Itoh Vs Lana Austin & Yuki Aino

Yuka Sakazaki will be wrestling on AEW Dynamite tomorrow night. She’ll be back in Japan this weekend to prepare for her another preview match against Lana Austin.

Raku begins her quest to win a match. Miu Watanabe won’t go light on her just because they are both Up Up Girls.

A bunch of the Tokyo Joshi Pro roster had cameos on the latest episode of the CBS cop drama S.W.A.T. I’m not making this up. Miyu Yamashita fights a detective inside Robot Restaurant while Shoko Nakajima tries to pull a gun on the guy from Better Off Ted. I swear I’m not making this up!

DDT “SUNDAY KASUKABIAN! 2020”, 09/02/2020
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi
4. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno Vs Cody Hall
6. Charisma Vs Gongitsune!: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda
7. Harashimao Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

Cody Hall gets his hands on one half of the KO-D Tag Team Champions. He should be careful though. If Yuki Ueno beats him then Ueno takes the black Right To Challenge Gauntlet from Hall.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 11/02/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase Vs Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma
2. Mahiro Kiryu Vs Sena Shiori
3. Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume Vs Maki Itoh, Raku & Pom Harajuku
4. Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko
5. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa Vs Mizuki & Mirai Maiumi
6. Mina Shirakawa Spanish Tour: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mina Shirakawa
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Lana Austin

A few days before Mina Shirakawa travels over to Spain for a weekend of wrestling in RCW, she gets a match against Yamashita.

DDT “DRAMATIC DO IT! 2020”, 16/02/2020
Kumamoto City Distribution Information Hall

1. Cody Hall Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshihiko
3. Soma Takao Vs Yuki Iino
4. DDT Megatonweight Single: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya
5. HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akito & Mizuki Watase
6. Burn, The Land Of Fire! Burn, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match ~ DDT Sauna Club Vs DAMNATION: Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Two more singles matches are added to the show.

BASARA “BASARA 122 ~BANQUET~”, 18/02/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yasu Urano & Daichi Kazato Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
2. Handicap Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Gouma Ryu & Tetsuo Usui
3. Fuminori Abe Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
5. IRON FIST TAG Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine
6. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

Sento Minzoku have the chance to win both BASARA titles in two weeks time.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2020”, 23/02/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase
3. All Human Beings Are Brothers Vs We Are Family 6-Man Tag Match: Dansoku Dieno, Cody Hall & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Shinya Aoki, Hiroshi Yamato & Kazuki Hirata
4. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs CIMA & Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
5. 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindman Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Chihiro Hashimoto
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs MAO

MAO said he is honored to be competing for the KO-D Openweight Title less than 5 years into his pro wrestling career. Masato Tanaka has been wrestling since before MAO was born. MAO saw him for the first time on TV Asahi’s “World Pro Wrestling” television program back in 2010. He thinks Tanaka is one of the people who made him dream of becoming a pro wrestler so this will be a very special match. Also MAO believes the core of DDT is now made up of the DNA generation with Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo right in the centre. Winning the KO-D Title will make MAO join the centre. Tanaka wants MAO to deliver his strange brand of wrestling because he does not want to lose against that style.

The #STRONGHEARTS return to continue their business partnership with DAMNATION. They face ALL OUT with their honorary member Chihiro Hashimoto in an Elimination Tag match. Hopefully Yuki Iino has gotten over his problems with Hashimoto. Also Shunma Katsumata is back from his minor surgery. Elsewhere CIMA teams up with Soma Takao, who used to wrestle as BIMA in his college club days.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020”, 24/02/2020
Nagoya City East Sports Center

1. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
2. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: X & X Vs Kengo Takai & X
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Cody Hall

Hall joined forces with Danshoku Dieno to form The Hole Brothers. This is all part of Dieno’s plan to win every championship he can in DDT. The first target in his sight is the KO-D Tag Titles held by Nautilus.

A sudden challenge has been made by Nagoya wrestler Kengo Takai. He is bringing a team with him to take on a selection of DDT wrestlers.

DDT “DRAMATIC RED READY! 2020”, 01/03/2020
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Match: Yuni Vs X
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

The #STRONGHEARTS/DAMNATION alliance continue with a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles shot. This all seems to be Tetsuya Endo’s idea. His work with T-Hawk & El Lindaman lately has worked out so far.

CIMA and Maku Donaruto will be on the show. Put them in the same match. Don’t put Donaruto with Yuni!

DDT “KAZUKI HIRATA 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW! 10 YEARS OF HIRATA GO!!”, 14/03/2020
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Unusual Junior And Unusual Junior And Takeshita: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Maku Donaruto Vs Best Stretchman V3
2. Ora Ora Vs Danshoku Kitsune ~Please Enjoy Tominaga In DDT~: Yukio Sakaguchi & Punch Tominaga Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
3. Special 8-Man Dokken Battle!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Yasu Urano & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato
4. Synchronized Reunion! 10 Years OF HIRATA GO!: Kazuki Hirata & Keisuke Ishii Vs YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano

I should figure out how long Kazuki Hirata has been doing his gimmick for. Is it longer than Magnum TOKYO at this point?

Katsumi Tamagawa will be the referee for the main event.

FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Kouki Iwasaki will be on the show.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS” Results

December 15, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 15/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall
201 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino defeated Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura when Takeshita pinned Nakamura with a Blue Thunder Bomb (11:30).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Limit Battle Royal: Saki Akai defeated Makoto Oishi (c), Toru Owashi, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase, Yukio Naya, Hisaya Imabayashi and D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy (10:00).
2a. Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:30).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,449th champion.
2b. Saki Akai defeated Toru Owashi (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:35).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,450th champion.
2c. Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Saki Akai (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:39).
*Tomomitsu Matsunaga becomes the 1,451st champion.
2d. Masahiro Takanashi defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (c) with a Figure 4 Neck Lock (4:42).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1,452nd champion.
2e. D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c) by Pinfall (6:18).
*D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy becomes the 1,453rd champion.
2f. Hisaya Imabayashi defeated D-Ou Grand Prix Trophy (c) by Pinfall (7:21).
*Hisaya Imabayashi becomes the 1,454th champion.
2g. Saki Akai defeated Hisaya Imabayashi (c) by submission (9:22).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,455th champion.
3. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) defeated Cherry with the Spring Night Love (6:15).
*V1 for Gorgeous Matsuno.
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Endo submitted Modified Yurikamome Hold (8:08).
5. Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata defeated Bull James & Antonio Honda when Hirata pinned Honda with the GO! GO! Splash (11:07).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi (4) defeated Soma Takao (4) with the God’s Right Knee (8:16).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Naomi Yoshimura (2) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (8) with a Cradle (16:12).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (9) Vs Masato Tanaka (11) ended in a Time Limit Draw (30:00).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Saki Akai (c) with a Cradle (4:42 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,456th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Cradle (4:43 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,457th champion.

B Block

1. Masato Tanaka (11)
2. HARASHIMA (9)
3. Daisuke Sasaki (8)
4. Yukio Sakaguchi (4)
-. Soma Takao (4)
-. Bull James (4)
7. Naomi Yoshimura (2)

The final of the D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 is now set. Masato Tanaka completes an undefeated run in the B Block but has not quite pulled off a clean sweep. With an earlier result on the show giving HARASHIMA one last lifeline to reach the final, he couldn’t afford to lose against Tanaka. With both becoming their most stubborn version of themselves as the match progressed, a win was not coming for either of them. Tanaka kicked out of the Firebird Splash while HARASHIMA got a rope break after the Sliding D to the back of the head. Tanaka avoided the Somato and gave HARASHIMA a Back Drop Hold when the bell rang for the time limit draw. With this result, Tanaka finishes on top of the block uncontested. He and HARASHIMA shook hands after the match and praised each other.

The final at Korakuen Hall on 28th December is now confirmed to be Tetsuya Endo Vs Masato Tanaka! Endo came out and said he worked out long ago that Tanaka was going to make it this far. He then asked Tanaka if he wanted to come work for DAMNATION. Tanaka slapped away Endo’s hand, rejecting his offer. Endo warned at Korakuen he will show what it means to decline his offer. Tanaka said there are a lot of companies with new young wrestlers now on top. But there are still the older wrestlers around and he is different from everyone else. The two pressed their heads together for a face off before Endo left.

Whatever slim chances Daisuke Sasaki had left to top the group vanished when he lost to Naomi Yoshimura. For Yoshimura the result ended his Grand Prix losing streak. In an even stronger message, Yoshimura kicked out of the Pedigree with a one count. Almost a year ago Yoshimura suffered a cervical sprain when Sasaki spiked him with that move. Sasaki hit another Pedigree but Yoshimura kicked out again this time at 2. Sasaki went for La Mistica Crossface Lock but Yoshimura used his power to block the transition and then drop down on top of Sasaki to pin him for the three count. With this win Yoshimura wants a KO-D Tag Team Titles match. He also wants that match to avenge his earlier defeat to Soma Takao.

The other remaining D-Ou match had nothing but pride on the line. Yukio Sakaguchi countered the Reverse Gory Special Bomb into a Sleeper Hold. Takao rolled him into a pin to break it up then attempted the Gin And Tonic. When that didn’t work, Takao ran to the ropes. On the rebound Sakaguchi struck him with the God’s Right Knee for the win. Backstage Sakaguchi reflected on the current state of the D-Ou Grand Prix after three tournaments. He mentioned some of the absences. Kazusada Higuchi was injured and MAO is wrestling overseas so they have excuses. But Sakaguchi doesn’t understand why half of ALL OUT stayed away from the Grand Prix this time around.

In non-tournament matches, Chris Brookes used a chop to the neck to knockout Bull James. James fell on top of Antonio Honda and Kazuki Hirata did the GO! GO! Splash onto both of them for the pin. Hirata said he is going to change gears when he challenges Keisuke Ishii for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title in Ganbare☆Wrestling on 22nd December. Hirata will also hold a special 10th Anniversary show on 14th March next year.

Gorgeous Matsuno used one of Cherry’s trademark moves against her to defend the O-40 Title. Cherry went for the Spring Night Love but Matsuno ended up pinning her with a reversal. Matsuno called Cherry an unexpected dark horse to challenge him. Even though the title is for over-forties there is still an 18 year difference between the two of them. Matsuno will continue to defend the title so he can share his middle-aged dreams, hopes and spirits with the fans.

The Time Limit Battle Royal was dusted off for today’s Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title defence. Makoto Oishi entered as the champion and had to survive 10 minutes against the rest of the field. He told his opponents he wanted to protect the championship until his new born daughter grows up. However Yukio Naya wanted to win the title because he hasn’t won a belt in DDT yet, so Oishi’s plea fell on deaf ears. A chain of Headscissors outside the ring resulted in the Iron Man Title changing hands four times at once with Masahiro Takanashi ending up as the current champion. Mizuki Watase noticed the D-Ou Grand Prix trophy was nearby so he carried it over and pressed it down on Takanashi to pin him. However Yukinori Matsui declared that the trophy was now the champion and not Watase! Matsui brought the trophy into the ring and Watase climbed the ropes threatening to hit it with a Missile Dropkick. Hisaya Imabayashi ran in and dove onto the trophy to protect it but Matsui thought he was pinning it so he counted to three and made Imabayashi the new champion! Imabayashi used the microphone to defend himself from Naya and the others until Saki Akai got her hands on him. She set him up for the Quetzalcoatl and Imabayashi got so scared of taking the move that he instantly gave up. Akai was the champion when time ran out which means she won the match. However at the end of the show more title changes happened and Toru Owashi left as the champion.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS” Results

December 14, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 14/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall
205 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated Akito & Yukio Naya and Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda when Ueno pinned Honda with the Blizzard Suplex (9:14).
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi defeated Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura when Oishi pinned Nakamura with a European Clutch (8:59).
3. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Bull James ended in a No Contest (7:01).
4. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura when Takao pinned Hirata with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (10:46).
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Chihiro Hashimoto (6) defeated Yuki Iino (6) with the Albright (11:53).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Chris Brookes (7) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (6) with a Cradle (19:25).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (7) defeated Keisuke Ishii (6) with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (14:21).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block Tiebreaker: Tetsuya Endo defeated Chris Brookes with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (12:17).

A Block

1. Tetsuya Endo (7)
-. Chris Brookes (7)
3. Keisuke Ishii (6)
-. Konosuke Takeshita (6)
-. Chihiro Hashimoto (6)
-. Yuki Iino (6)
7. Yuki Ueno (4)

The winner of the A Block is… Tetsuya Endo! The results from today’s final matches in the group ended with Endo and Chris Brookes tied for first with 7 points each. Since their group match earlier in the tournament ended in a draw, the direct confrontation rule could not be applied for the tiebreaker. Hisaya Imabayashi entered the ring after the main event and announced Endo and Brookes would have a match to determine the block winner straight away!

Brookes had a slight advantage of having some time to rest while Endo had only just fought in the main event. Brookes targeted Endo’s ankle and hit the Praying Mantis Bomb but Endo kicked out at two. Endo caught his second win on the ring apron when he struck Brookes with an Overhead Kick. He then hit the Canadian Destroyer on the ring apron! Back in the ring Endo did the Shooting Star Press but took too long to pin Brookes, giving him a nearfall. Endo applied the Modified Yurikamome Hold and while Brookes tried to make the move backfire with a Cradle, Endo put the hold back into its proper position and got Brookes to give up.

Endo celebrated with Mad Paulie and said his entire tournament run was calculated, from the bad beginning to the good finish. Endo is the strongest wrestler in the A Block. He doesn’t know who out of HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki and Masato Tanaka will win the B Block tomorrow. But the winner of the D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 will be Tetsuya Endo!

 

But what happened to the frontrunners that allowed both Endo and Brookes to overtake them? Keisuke Ishii fell to Endo in the original main event. Ishii hit his usual moves but also a Fisherman Buster outside of the ring. But Endo blocked the Double Arm DDT and also avoided the Kneel Kick. He caught Ishii in the Yurikamome Hold for the submission victory.

Konosuke Takeshita failed to win the group when he lost to Brookes. The match went back and forth with Takeshita doing an Avalanche German Suplex only for Brookes to counter the Cross-Arm German Suplex into an Octopus Hold. Takeshita rocked Brookes with a Lariat then went for the Walls Of Takeshita. The move that served Takeshita so well this year failed him today because Brookes twisted and rolled himself into a pinning cradle to get the surprise three count on his opponent.

Lastly, Yuki Iino failed to win the group thanks to Chihiro Hashimoto, who at this point has to be recognised as his biggest rival. Hashimoto Speared Iino before finishing him off with the Albright. Iino accepts that he lost this battle of honest power. It was all physical and Hashimoto was the better wrestler. He learned that it will take more than just physical strength to finally beat Hashimoto. For Hashimoto, she hopes to return to DDT next year to challenge for the KO-D Openweight Title.

A few things happened in the non-tournament matches. Daisuke Sasaki led DAMNATION to victory over DISASTER BOX in a 6-Man Tag Match. Mad Paulie took Kazuki Hirata’s GO! glasses and put them on. Music began to play until Sasaki pulled the glasses off. Sasaki believes he will win the Grand Prix so Endo should go find a new signboard for the group.

The match between Danshoku Dieno and Bull James fell apart because of the Lip Lock. But it wasn’t Dieno who used it. James did the move to Dieno, then Yukinori Matsui, then Daisuke Kiso and then Imabayashi, causing the match to get thrown out.

There was also a lot of kissing teases in the 3 Way Tag Match.


D-Ou Repercussions, Tokyo Joshi Christmas, Ganbare☆Onita

December 11, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 14/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Akito & Yukio Naya Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda
3. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
4. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Bull James
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Iino (6) Vs Chihiro Hashimoto (4)
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (5) Vs Keisuke Ishii (6)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita (6) Vs Chris Brookes (5)

One round left in the group stage of the D-Ou Grand Prix and it’s all to play for. In the A Block each of the three matches have repercussions for the top spot. For the five still alive they need more than just a win to reach the final. Let’s look at what they need.

Yuki Iino: Needs at least a draw and for Takeshita & Ishii to both not win. If either do win, Iino will lose the tiebreaker against them. If both lose, Iino can qualify with a draw because he wins tiebreakers against Endo & Brookes.

Keisuke Ishii: Needs to win and he will qualify regardless of the other results. He will beat any tiebreakers against Iino & Takeshita. If he gets a draw then he will need Iino to not win and Takeshita Vs Brookes to end in a draw.

Konosuke Takeshita: Needs to win and have Ishii lose. There is no possible tiebreaker he can win.

Tetsuya Endo: Needs to win, have Iino lose and Takeshita Vs Brookes end in a draw. He is still alive if Brookes beats Takeshita because of the draw they had. In that situation Endo Vs Brookes in a playoff decides who wins the block.

Chris Brookes: Needs to win, have Iino lose and Endo Vs Ishii end in a draw. That way his win over Ishii is the tiebreaker. As mentioned above, Brookes and Endo both winning creates a playoff between them unless Iino gets a point.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 15/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura
2. Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata Vs Bull James & Antonio Honda
3. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Saki Akai Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
5. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) Vs Cherry
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Soma Takao (4) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi (2)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki (8) Vs Naomi Yoshimura (0)
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (8) Vs Masato Tanaka (10)

The B Block is simpler to work out but still has a risk of getting messy. Masato Tanaka only needs a draw to qualify. HARASHIMA needs to beat Tanaka and hope Daisuke Sasaki does not beat Naomi Yoshimura. However if HARASHIMA and Sasaki both win, we get a three way tie with the tiebreakers all cancelling each other. The Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi match does not matter in this situation.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “MERRY CHRISTMAS! 2019”, 22/12/2019
Tokyo Art Center White Studio

1. Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Yuki Aino & Raku
2. Christmas Special 3 Way Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka Tenma Vs Haruna Neko
3. Christmas Special Tag Match: Sakisama, Yuna Manase, Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu
4. Christmas Special 4 Big Singles Match: X Vs X
5. Christmas Special 4 Big Singles Match: X Vs X
6. Christmas Special 4 Big Singles Match: X Vs X
7. Christmas Special 4 Big Singles Match: X Vs X

If you haven’t noticed, this is the Christmas show.

Four singles matches each with 10 minute time limits will have its participants determined by a lottery. The 8 wrestlers taking part are Yuka Sakazaki, Maki Itoh, Miyu Yamashita, Hikari Noa, Mizuki, Mina Shirakawa, Mirai Maiumi and Suzume.

Sakisama will be taking an absence from Tokyo Joshi Pro by the end of the year. Before she leaves she takes part in a lottery tag match. How will she handle teaming with either Yuna Manase, Pom Harajuku or Mahiro Kiryu?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WHITE BREATH 2019”, 22/12/2019
Tokyo Art Center White Studio

1. Ganpro Special Mixed Match ~A Beautiful Man, Beautiful Women And A Pervert~: Hagane Shinno & Moeka Haruhi Vs Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Vs Real GUTS Army ~The Fourth Trial Singles Match Of Shuhei Washida~: Shuhei Washida Vs Guts Ishijima
3. The Third Emergency Battle! Show Me What You Mean!: Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shin Suzuki & Shigeyuki Kawahara
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai, Masked Mystery & Shota (c) Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – Delayed Young Drama Cup Final: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

Ultra Soki is out of action with peritonitis. Shin Suzuki takes his place in Match #3.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 THE FINAL!!”, 28/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi Return Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs X
2. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match: Sakura Hirota Vs Saki Akai
3. Toshiwasure! Special Single Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Super Sasadango Machine
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – Final: Winner Of A Block vs Winner Of B Block

So if we end up getting a playoff tiebreaker for either of the blocks, they are likely to take place on the same night as the final. That is not for certain but in the previous D-Ou tournaments in DDT it was always the backup plan.

Nobuhiro Shimatani will be on the show. It will be his first appearance in DDT since becoming a freelancer.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Saki Akai Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
3. Mizuki Vs Thunder Rosa
4. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) Vs Hikari Noa
5. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
6. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

Now that she is a superhero again, Hyper Misao is taking time off to train at her local hyperbolic time chamber. Her return match will be against Shoko Nakajima on 4th January. It is fitting for a superhero’s first fight back to be against the Big Kaiju!

Saki Akai makes her annual appearance for Tokyo Joshi. Akai’s opponent is Yuki Kamifuku, who looks up to her not just as a wrestler but as a professional. Kamifuku thinks Akai is a good example of a joshi who can be both feminine and strong in the ring. She asked for this match to see if she can reach Akai’s level with her own style and beauty.

This is not the completed card. Tetsuya Koda is waiting to see if any inactive members of the roster will be ready in time before he sets everything in stone. Could an injured wrestler be close to full recovery?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆ONITA OYA☆PRO WRESTLING RAISING A FLAG”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. Special Single Match: Thunder Rosa Vs Itsuki Aoki
2. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Atsushi Onita, Ken Ohka & Hiroaki Moriya Vs Kenichiro Arai, Guts Ishijima & Shota

The success of last month’s Bakuha Koshien show will be followed up next year with a tour of events across Japan. Atsushi Onita also wants to find a way to bring the show over to Tampa next year for Wrestlemania week. Ken Ohka is so enthusiastic with the project that he asked Onita to co-promote a Ganbare☆Wrestling show with him next January. Onita agreed and Ganbare☆Onita Oya☆Pro Wrestling (Gan☆Nita☆Pro Wrestling for short) was born.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “MAKEUP IS VERY FUN. IT LOOKS A LITTLE FLASHY, THAT WILL STRETCH YOUR BACK” Results

December 7, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “MAKEUP IS VERY FUN. IT LOOKS A LITTLE FLASHY, THAT WILL STRETCH YOUR BACK”, 07/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall
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1. Hikari Noa defeated Suzume with the Uranage (8:17).
2. Maki Itoh defeated Haruna Neko with the Itoh Special (8:08).
3. Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa defeated Mizuki & Pom Harajuku when Shirakawa pinned Harajuku with the Implant DDT (9:50).
4. Miyu Yamashita defeated Mahiro Kiryu with a Modified Cobra Clutch (6:45).
5. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Raku with the Magical Girl Splash (10:31).
6. Sakisama defeated Misao with the Academy Award (10:12).
7. Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Yuna Manase defeated Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Mirai Maiumi when Tenma pinned Maiumi with the Killswitch (13:56).

Daydream were on the losing side of the main event but they look forward to being challenged by The Bakuretsu Sisters. At the end of the match Rika Tatsumi told the sisters that they should all do more at Korakuen Hall on 4th January. Yuna Manase gave the sisters her support to win the Princess Tag Team Titles.

Misao used most of what she learned under Sakisama’s guidance against her master. She used the Vanitas but Sakisama was too close to the ropes to get pinned. After she escaped from the Versailles Foot Choke, Misao went back to her roots and used a rope assisted School Boy for a nearfall. She also did the I Am The Hero Cross Body from the top rope. However Sakisama took back control and pinned Misao with the Academy Awards.

After the match Sakisama changed her mind. She was going to punish Misao but now she no longer cares what Misao wants to be. She gave Misao the Hyper Misao mask because she doesn’t need that either. Misao said she always wanted to be as strong as Sakisama. She was able to see a beautiful new world thanks to her. But the more she chased after Sakisama’s strength, the further away she was from discovering her own true strength. Misao now believes in herself and wants to follow her own path. Sakisama wasn’t paying attention because she only understands French but she said her goodbyes to Misao anyway. They shook hands until Misao kicked Sakisama in the stomach and put the Hyper Misao mask on. The hero that protects love and peace in Toyko Joshi Pro is back!

For the second show in a row Miyu Yamashita bought some food for Yuka Sakazaki. This time she got her a box of cookies and Sakazaki accepted them because they were her favourites. This means the Princess Of Princess Title match between them on 4th Janaury is now 100% confirmed. They even posed for a commemorative photo together for the occasion.

Mizuki Vs Thunder Rosa was announced for 4th January.


D-Ou Rolls On, Cherry O-40 Challenge, January Title Matches

December 4, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN ITABASHI”, 05/12/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Akito, Makoto Oishi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Mizuki Watase
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Bull James & Antonio Honda
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Iino (2) Vs Chris Brookes (1)
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (1) Vs Yuki Ueno (2)
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi (2) Vs Masato Tanaka (6)
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (2) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (2)

After a short break the D-Ou Grand Prix is back for a show tomorrow before embarking on a tripleshot next week.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 14/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Akito & Yukio Naya Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda
3. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
4. Special Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Bull James
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Keisuke Ishii
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Iino Vs Chihiro Hashimoto

The tripleshot begins with two days in Harajuku.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN HARAJUKU 2 DAYS”, 15/12/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata Vs Bull James & Antonio Honda
2. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi (c) Vs Toru Owashi Vs Saki Akai Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
4. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) Vs Cherry
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA Vs Masato Tanaka
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Naomi Yoshimura
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

There once was a time when Cherry’s age was one of the greatest secrets in pro wrestling. But nowadays she is comfortable with people knowing how old she is. Plus at 45 years of age she qualifies for the O-40 Title. She expressed interest in challenging for the belt when she found out about its existence.

The Battle Royal will go ahead with or without the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title.

DDT “WRESTLE SHIOKONBU! 2020”, 12/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Mike Bailey

Speedball returns for a DDT Extreme Title match in January.

DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Kuishinbo Kamen, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match gets a little Osaka flavour with Kuishinbo Kamen on the challenger side.