DDT TV SHOW #4 Full Card, TJPW PPV, Unmanned Pro Wrestling, Peter Pan Now 2 Nights

May 19, 2020

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #4”, 23/05/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

1. Akito & Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Jonda
3. Special Tag Match: Masato Tanaka & HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao
4. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yoshihiko
5. Jun Akiyama Vs Mizuki Watase
6. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Keigo Nakamura
7. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Chris Brookes Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs MAO

The DDT TV SHOW is now established on the schedule with more weekly episodes taking place until at least 20th June. Daisuke Sasaki has to defend the DDT UNIVERSAL Title against three wrestlers who all want to take the belt from him. Shinya Aoki versus Keigo Nakamura for the DDT Extreme Title finally takes place. Mizuki Watase dug up the courage to challenge Jun Akiyama. After last week’s calamity of a match, Danshoku Dieno and Antonio Honda get a re-do for their Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title bout.

Next, let’s move over to the KO-D Openweight Title scene. Tetsuya Endo regained the KO-D Challenger Sword and can now challenge Masato Tanaka for the title whenever he wants. Tanaka is coming in to face Endo in a tag match. One bad result for Endo will dash his plans for a second time and whether it is Tanaka or HARASHIMA who pins him it will be another wild twist in the title scene. Or maybe Soma Takao throws a wrench in and beats Tanaka himself?

And let’s not forget about Yoshihiko’s blood feud with ALL OUT. The doll has checked off every member from its list, except for Konosuke Takeshita. This is the last stand for ALL OUT. Either Takeshita banished the threat or it’s a total party kill.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW PPV SHOW ~ZENRYOKU YELL~”, 31/05/2020
OPENREC.tv

The return of Tokyo Joshi Pro after a two month absence will be a special PPV event broadcasting on the OPENREC streaming service. Seven matches will be on offer with the regular roster taking part. The stream is available in three tiers, each includes live viewing and VOD until 16th June. The show will be added to WRESTLE UNIVERSE after that date.

The Regular Tier costs ¥1650. You get 100 Yell Points which briefly posts a message of support for the wrestlers on screen during matches. The Special Tier costs ¥3300. You get 100 Yell Points, a 10 second video message from a wrestler of your choosing and a poster signed by all the wrestlers. The Premium Tier costs ¥5500. You get everything already mentioned as well as sponsoring a paper tape thrown during an entrance and also a chance to participate in a Zoom party after the show.

The link for the show is https://www.openrec.tv/live/n9zexgql584

GAKE NO FUCHI JOSHI PRO “MUJIN PRO WRESTLING 2020 ~NOBODY SHOW~”, 05/06/2020
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1. Miyako Matsumoto Vs Cypress Ueno

Miyako Matsumoto’s plan to do an unmanned pro wrestling show is going ahead after all. No wrestlers, no referees, no fans but there are commentators. Shota and Munenori Sawa will be somewhere to call play by play for whatever it is Matsumoto and hip hop artist Cypress Ueno are doing.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1”, 06/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 2”, 07/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

Clap your hands so “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” can live! Everyone is doing two shows for their biggest event of the year now so DDT is doing the same. Day 1 will be exclusively on WRESTLE UNIVERSE. Day 2 will be on both WRESTLE UNIVERSE and ABEMA.


DDT UNIVERSE Is Now WRESTLE UNIVERSE

May 12, 2020

DDT! NOAH! Tokyo Joshi!

DDT UNIVERSE, which offers a variety of video content both live and on-demand, will be rebranding.

Distribution of Pro-Wrestling NOAH videos has begun in January 2020, and the library has expanded to approximately 7.500 videos, including videos from outside promotions.

As the name UNIVERSE suggests, it will be our mission to provide content to as many pro-wrestling fans as possible on a global basis, and as such, we have come to the decision to rebrand.

The details are as follows:

New brand:
WRESTLE UNIVERSE

Twitter:
@W_UNIVERSE2020

Social media hashtag:
#wrestleUNIVERSE

We will continue to strive to improve service quality.
Please enjoy WRESTLE UNIVERSE!

Notes:

*There will be no changes to the service itself, its pricing, etc.

*Fan-club benefits for the DDT Group will continue to be effective


May And June Shows Cancelled

May 6, 2020

Based on the current Coronavirus situation, the DDT Group has cancelled more of their shows scheduled for May and June.

May

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 22/05/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 30/05/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

June

DDT “KING OF DDT 2020 1ST ROUND DAY 1”, 10/06/2020
Tokyo Art Center White Studio

DDT “KING OF DDT 2020 1ST ROUND DAY 2”, 11/06/2020
Tokyo Art Center White Studio

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/06/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STICKY FINGERS 2020”, 14/06/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 20/06/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LOVE CHANCE”, 21/06/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL RALLY RETURNS”, 23/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE

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A decision will be made after 31st May over DDT getting back to holding public shows from 28th June onward. Should they be allowed to go ahead, DDT will prepare social distancing measures so they can be wrestle in front of live audiences again. For now they will continue producing episodes of DDT TV SHOW. Considerations are under way for Tokyo Joshi Pro and Ganbare☆Wrestling to hold their own shows for DDT UNIVERSE using the same format.

BASARA have cancelled their 26th May show in Shin-Kiba 1st RING. The planned title matches on that show will now take place on 20th June. Their 1st June show in Hanayashiki is also postponed.


Video – Natsumi Maki Vs Raku

April 22, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 SUMMER ~SUNSHINE CARNIVAL~”, 10/08/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
260 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Natsumi Maki Vs Raku


Wrestlers Meet With House Of Representatives

April 15, 2020

Wrestlers representing several pro wrestling companies visited Japan’s House Of Representatives today to meet with Hiroshi Hase. He is a former pro wrestler and more importantly the current Minister For Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The wrestlers requested medical kits to test for Coronavirus as well as compensation towards contracted pro wrestlers for cancelling all of their shows over the epidemic. According to Bushiroad president Takaaki Kidani, pro wrestlers are currently unable to receive the compensation benefits that were created in response to the current crisis. Pro wrestling contracts are handled differently compared to other careers so adapting it to the current laws is difficult. Up to now it was left to the companies employing these wrestlers to handle compensation pay and they cannot continue if there are no shows taking place to bring in the money.

Among the wrestlers making the visit were Hiroshi Tanahashi (New Japan), Suwama (All Japan), HARASHIMA (DDT), Naomichi Marufuji (NOAH), Mayu Iwatani (Stardom), Yuka Sakazaki (Tokyo Joshi) and Kyoko Inoue (Diana). Also included were management from the same companies including Kidani, Naoki Sugabayashi (New Japan), Takenori Fukuda (All Japan), Masashi Ishiguro (NOAH), Akira Takahashi (DDT), Katsuhiko Harada (Bushiroad), Tetsuya Koda (Tokyo Joshi) and Taishi Fuwa (Diana).

HARASHIMA said that having testing kits on site can give everyone enough peace of mind to begin holding pro wrestling shows again. Sakazaki explained that in the early days of Corona, DDT and Tokyo Joshi were able to hold empty arena shows in their dojo. But the building the dojo is located in also has a nursery school in one of the upper floors above it. That along with using trains as the form of transportation to get there makes the idea of using the dojo for matches more dangerous.

Hase thanked the wrestlers for giving him their views on the matter and agreed on the measures along with further consultation. He told the wrestlers to continue working hard when the time comes for pro wrestling shows to be held again.


Video – Shoko Nakajima Vs Mizuki For The Princess Title!

April 14, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE MOUNTAIN TOP 2019 ~I WILL NOT LOSE TO ANYONE~”, 01/09/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2
417 Fans

Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Mizuki


Everything Is Getting Cancelled Because Of COVID-19

April 7, 2020

The Japanese government declared a state of emergency over several parts of the country. The DDT Group has cancelled the following shows over the next three months either because it’s impossible to run them under the current circumstances and the venues in the later months have now become unavailable for similar reasons. Not every single show has been cancelled but when you look at the news it’s only a matter of time before the remaining events during this period get called off. “MAX BUMP 2020” is still taking place on 12th April and will be the first episode of a new weekly series on DDT UNIVERSE to make up for the cancelled shows.

April

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 25/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKYO DAIBUTSU~”, 25/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

YAROZ “YAROZ, EMBRACE AMBITION! 2020”, 26/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall 1F Hall

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

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DARK WATER 2020”, 26/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall 1F Hall

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO GIRL – WOMEN ONLY FREE SHOW”, 26/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall 2F Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TATARAODORI~”, 29/04/2020
Saitama Industrial Technology Center Multipurpose Hall

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May

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2020 ~WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF A DREAM~”, 03/05/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020”, 03/05/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAMAKONNYAKU~”, 04/05/2020
Yamagata Big Wing

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GOLD EXPERIENCE 2020”, 04/05/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 05/05/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARUSHAMISEN~”, 05/05/2020
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TETSUBIN~”, 06/05/2020
Iwate Education Hall Multipurpose Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TASOGARE~”, 09/05/2020
Yokohama Radiant Hall

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 10/05/2020
Osaka City Minato City Citizen Center

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENPOZAN~”, 10/05/2020
Osaka City Minato City Citizen Center

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOROHOKE~”, 16/05/2020
Hokkaido Hakodate Wholesale Center Distribution Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKEDAI~ A BELL THAT RINGS AT NOON”, 17/05/2020
Sapporo International House Lilac Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKEDAI~ A BELL THAT RINGS IN THE EVENING~”, 17/05/2020
Sapporo International House Lilac Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAREKATSUDON~”, 24/05/2020
Nishi Niigata City Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 31/05/2020
Hiroshima Marina Hop

DDT “GANBARE☆ONITA OHKA☆PRO WRESTLING ~HIROSHIMA DEATH FIGHT~”, 31/05/2020
Hiroshima Marina Hop

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June

DDT “DRAMATIC STREET STARRY CORNER 2020”, 13/06/2020
Tottori Hokueicho Hojo B & G Marine Center

DDT “SAKI AKAI LOCAL TRIUMPH! DRAMATIC KYOTO LOVE 2020”, 20/06/2020
Kyoto KBS HALL

DDT “DRAMATIC OYAYUZURI NO MUTEPPO 2020!”, 21/06/2020
Matsuyama Sogo Community Center Exhibition Hall

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July

DDT “???”, 04/07/2020
Kochi Sunpia Chres

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2020”, 05/07/2020
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

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Over in BASARA all of their remaining shows for April have been postponed or cancelled entirely. This includes FUMA FEST and the Banquet shows. They announced the next Union MAX Title and IRON FIST Tag Title defences will take place on the 26th May Shin-Kiba 1st RING show. DDT’s restaurant businesses have also been closed and the DDT head office switched to a work at home situation.

Anything else to talk about? Well there was a tweet from Sanshiro Takagi suggesting DDT UNIVERSE might get renamed because the service now features pro wrestling videos from other companies like Pro Wrestling NOAH and Gatoh Move. So at least we have that service getting an upgrade to look forward to. Not like there’s much else at the moment. Maybe a Tiger King and Muscle binge watch marathon back to back but that sounds like a dangerous mix. Dunno what else. Fantasy book HARASHIMA in a Firefly Funhouse match?