Enter The Washitimo Dragon, Irie Vs HARASHIMA, Crazy Couple Battle

June 25, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #9”, 26/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. Takatimo Dragon, Washitimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Mr. Maji Manji Battle: Makoto Oishi Vs Kota Umeda
3. 41 Year Old Danshoku Dieno Is A Senior Who Follows Two Young People Aged 25 And 22 And Is Fighting Three People Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Tanomusaku Toba & MAO
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Meiko Satomura Vs Keisuke Ishii, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Sammy Guevara Vs HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Antonio Honda & Aaron Anders
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Not much time for Kazusada Higuchi to rest. He still has the KO-D Tag Team Titles to defend with Daisuke Sekimoto tomorrow.

Toru Owashi has been banished from Japan so DDT is bringing in yet another luchador to replaced him. I’m not sure if Washitimo Dragon will be pleased to be here.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOGETSU BRIDGE~”, 30/06/2018
Kyoto KBS Hall

1. Takatimo Dragon, Washitimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
2. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Keisuke Ishii Vs Kouki Iwasaki
4. 4 Way Match: KUDO Vs Mad Paulie Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kota Umeda, MAO & Yuki Ueno
6. Saki Akai Local Triumph! Kyoto Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Yoshiko
7. Shigehiro Irie & Sammy Guevara Vs HARASHIMA & Makoto Oishi

Sammy Guevara is siding with Irie-gun during his stay.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM DEBASAKI~”, 01/07/2018
Nagoya City Rokushima Sports Center

1. Takatimo Dragon, Washitimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda, Kouki Iwasaki & Saki Akai
2. Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
3. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
4. KUDO & Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Ueno & Yuki Iino
5. 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Sammy Guevara Vs Daiki Shimomura
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kota Umeda & MAO
7. Nagoya Specialty! Doerya Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi

No changes in the group of Right To Challenge Gauntlet holders over the weekend. Unless something happened in Sendai Girls that I don’t know about.

DDT “HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES 2018”, 07/07/2018
Tokyo Big Sight

Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs HARASHIMA & Keisuke Ishii Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi

This is going to be DDT’s 6th year of participating in the HandMade In Japan Fes event.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TAIYO NO SEASON 2018”, 14/07/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. GanJo Spring No. 1!: HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi
2. Road To Independent World Jr!? Hitori Shiten Pro Wrestling Vs Silent Arm Cross: Keisuke Ishii & Chikara Vs Ayumu Honda & Kyu Mogami
3. Prince Of Uguisudani Vs Prince Of Taiwan: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Rekka
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Shota & Katsumi Oribe Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Black Ribera
5. This Is Ganbare☆Wrestling! ~Charisma Vs Revolutionary~: Ken Ohka Vs Yumehito Imanari

Rekka returns to Ganbare☆Wrestling for a match against Shinichiro Tominaga. The “Uguisudani” in Tominaga’s nickname for the match refers to a district in Tokyo where there are a lot of love hotels.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2018”, 22/07/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA
*HARASHIMA will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

Next up for Shigehiro Irie is HARASHIMA. That is as long as HARASHIMA has a Right To Challenge Gauntlet. This is the match Irie wants more than anything when it comes to defending the KO-D Openweight Title. HARASHIMA is the one man in DDT that Irie cannot beat one on one. It is this impassible mountain that has sent Irie on international excursions over and over so he could get stronger. If Irie truly has a vision for what DDT should be then beating HARASHIMA may finally see it come to light.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2018 1ST ROUND”, 11/08/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: X Vs X
2. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs X

While the Ganbare☆Climax is taking place, Keisuke Ishii intends to make two defences of the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 12/08/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Winner of 11/8 Battle Royal

A Battle Royal the day before determines one of Ishii’s challengers.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James

When it comes to going viral, Joey Ryan doesn’t like copycats. So when he found out that Makoto Oishi proposed to Misaki Ohata in the middle of a pro wrestling match, he wasn’t happy about it. Ryan proposed to Laura James during a match first! Clearly there’s only one place to settle this. Sumo Hall! The first match announced for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” will be couple versus couple. You see, this is the kind of fun that John Cena and Nikki Bella are missing out on.

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018” Results

June 17, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
147 Fans

1. The Scent Of Ryukyu Blown By Ganpro ~Abandon Small Differences~: Aaron Anders & Black Ribera defeated Shota & Rekka when Anders pinned Rekka with the Twisting Flapjack (10:39).
2. Fresh Confrontation! Sweet Spring Cucumbers!: Kyuri defeated HARUKAZE with the Blockbuster Hold (7:24).
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Chinko Pro Wrestling – First And Last Sexual Battle!?: Mineo Fujita defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Swanton Bomb (10:11).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Ideological Struggle ~The Enemy Of Yesterday Is The Friend Of Today~: Yumehito Imanari & Takeshi Okada defeated Ken Ohka & Brian Aki when Imanari pinned Aki with the Chubby Knee (11:36).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Shuichiro Katsumura with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (21:56).
*V2 for Keisuke Ishii.

From the bottom of his heart, Keisuke Ishii thanked Shuichiro Katsumura for their match today. They hugged and Katsumura left the ring so Ishii could find out who his next challenger would be. Ken Ohka made his way down to the ring but was overtaken by Ayumu Honda from K-DOJO. Honda pointed at the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title belt, shook Ishii’s hand and left the ring. Ishii didn’t take the hint and asked who his next challenger is. Ohka tried to enter the ring again but Honda beat him to it once more and this time gave Ishii a Codebreaker. He then grabbed Ishii’s hand and shook it again before leaving. When Ishii regained consciousness he once again asked who his challenger is. Ohka gave up and told him it was Honda. Ishii agreed to it. He also told Ohka that he wants to defend the title on both days of the Ganbare☆Climax in August because Ishii wants the belt to shine.

The Imanari Revolution is still on a roll with Yumehito Imanari picking up another win. Imanari told Ohka afterwards that he cannot wait any longer for them to finally have their singles match so they should do it on the 14th July show! Ohka accepted the challenge. Later at the end of the show Imanari interrupted Ohka’s closing speech and took it over.

All low blows were legal in the Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Mineo Fujita match. Tominaga eventually had enough and told Fujita that he wants to get married and have children some day. When the Low Blows stopped, Fujita was able to beat Tominaga with the Swanton Bomb.

Ohka told HARUKAZE that her next match in July will be against Moeka Haruhi. She is formerly from WAVE and is now a freelancer.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP” Results

June 17, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
326 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Mizuki & Raku defeated Miu & Hinano when Mizuki pinned Hinano with the Diving Foot Stomp (8:22).
2. Maki Ito defeated Yuki Kamifuku with a DDT (10:21).
3. Reika Saiki defeated Yuki Aino with a Missile Dropkick (7:16).
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Hikari with an Omoplata (9:58).
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Nodoka-oneesan defeated Miyu Yamashita with the Backflip (11:20).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuu defeated Hyper Misao with the One Wing Twist (12:46).
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi defeated Shoko Nakajima with the Dragon Sleeper (15:31).

The Tokyo Princess Cup quarter-finals saw some new things from a few of the girls. In the main event Rika Tatsumi defeated Shoko Nakajima for the first time. She avoided the Northern Lights Suplex and caught Nakajima with a Backbreaker. From there Tatsumi locked in the Dragon Sleeper and fell back for leverage to get the victory. Nakajima’s tail was pulled off during the match. She knows it will grow again so she will look forward to the future.

Hyper Misao went through her bag of tricks against Yuu. She tried taping her to a wall, blinded her with spray and just plain old tried to wrestle her. In the end Yuu came out on top with a Cobra Twist variation of the Katahajime. Yuu calls the new move the One Wing Twist.

The big upset of the day saw Miyu Yamashita crash out of the tournament after she lost to Nodoka-oneesan! Nodoka took every kick Yamashita threw at her and won with the Backflip.

Yuka Sakazaki pulled out an Omoplata to beat Hikari. The last member of the Up Up Girls left in the tournament before this point regrets the result and hopes for a rematch at the Tokyo Joshi Pro/Up Up Girls show on 27th June.

The show ended with the semi-final draw. The two matches made were Yuka Sakazaki Vs Rika Tatsumi and Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yuu. The semi-finals and final will take place on 8th July. Sakazaki is upset that Tatsumi beat her tag partner today so she will show no mercy towards her. Tatsumi said her goal for this year is not to be caught up by fixed concepts and to move forward to be the leading wrestler in Tokyo Joshi this summer. The other semi-final is a BRAVE☆MATES confrontation. Nodoka would have preferred to fight Yuu in the final but she is still happy to get the match. Yuu thinks it will be a battle between two power fighters.

Yuki Kamifuku got a match with Maki Ito because she wanted to learn how to be an idol. Ito wasn’t interested until Kamifuku complimented her. They sang together until Ito got annoyed by Kamifuku’s mistakes and attacked her to start the match.


Not A Lazy Sunday, What Are You Doing Sammy Guevara, TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE

June 15, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 16/06/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Saki Akai
2. Mike Bailey, MAO & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada
3. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
5. HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dieno Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Rey Paloma
7. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

The current Right To Challenge Gauntlet holders are Meiko Satomura (Red), Tetsuya Endo (Yellow), Mad Paulie (Green) and Hiratimo Dragon (Blue and Black).

DDT “DAY & NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018”, 17/06/2018
Matsuyama City Community Center Planning Exhibition Hall

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
2. 4 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO Vs Antonio Honda
3. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
6. Ryutaro Watanabe Debut Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryutaro Watanbe
7. If You Wrestle, Do Something Like This! Matsuyama Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

Sunday begins an incredibly busy day because FOUR shows from the DDT family in three different venues are taking place across Japan!

BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~”, 17/06/2018
Miyagi Ward Cultural Center

1. Best Stretchman V3 Final Chapter? “A Story That Does Not End”: Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Banana Senga & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs Yasutaka Osera & Daiki Shimomura
3. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & GAINA
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Fuminori Abe Vs Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: FUMA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

Three of the shows are taking place at the same time. DDT, BASARA and Tokyo Joshi Pro are all starting at 1:00pm local time.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Mizuki & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Reika Saiki Vs Yuki Aino
3. Maki Ito Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Miyu Yamashita Vs Nodoka-oneesan
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hikari
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi Vs Shoko Nakajima

The bracket goes out the window after this round. Semi final matches will be determined by a lottery.

Yuna Manase is still unable to wrestle because she is recovering from an illness.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Fresh Confrontation! Sweet Spring Cucumbers!: HARUKAZE Vs Kyuri
2. The Scent Of Ryukyu Blown By Ganpro ~Abandon Small Differences~: Shota & Rekka Vs Aaron Anders & Black Ribera
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Ideological Struggle ~The Enemy Of Yesterday Is The Friend Of Today~: Ken Ohka & Brian Aki Vs Yumehito Imanari & Takeshi Okada
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Chinko Pro Wrestling – First And Last Sexual Battle!?: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Mineo Fujita
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura

Ganbare☆Wrestling is all by itself in the evening. Between writing up these shows and watching the World Cup I’m going to be knackered come Monday.

BASARA “TAKATO NAKANO LOCAL TRIUMPH BOX OFFICE ~PUSHING FORWARD~”, 24/06/2018
Okayama Saint Inn Kurashiki

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Yuki Aoki
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Gunso & Kabuki Kid
3. Takumi Tsukamoto, Akiyori Takizawa & Daiki Shimomura Vs Gouma Ryu, Minoru Fujita & Yasu Urano
4. Fuminori Abe Vs Manabu Hara
5. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
6. Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
7. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Cup Struggle Battle Royal: X Vs X

Takato Nakano gets a big singles match against Isami Kodaka when BASARA travels to his hometown of Kurashiki City.

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase & Aaron Anders
1. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. KUDO 15th Anniversary Memorial Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine
3. Worldwide Match: Mike Bailey Vs Sammy Guevara
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
5. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi

Texas high flyer Sammy Guevara makes his DDT debut. The kid has been tearing it up all over the place for the last two years so putting him against Mike Bailey is sure to result in a very exciting match.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #9”, 26/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Mr. Maji Manji Battle: Makoto Oishi Vs Kota Umeda
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Kota Umeda has been one of the most featured wrestlers on “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” since the first episode. However Makoto Oishi feels that he should be the star of the show. The two of them will fight over the claim. It’s a bigger deal for Oishi than Umeda though. Umeda has bigger fish to fry.

Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will be in attendance so he can kick Ken Ohka’s ass. This is not supposed to be a wrestling match, it is literally going to be Nasukawa kicking Ohka up the ass.

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

1. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 4th Match: Dick Togo Vs Kota Umeda

Here is who Umeda is now focused on. Dick Togo is his next big challenge.

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

1. Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry!: Gouma Ryu Vs Yoshihisa Uto
2. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Ryuichi Sekine
3. Isami Kodaka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match: Isami Kodaka & Naomichi Marufuji Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: X Vs X

Also appearing on the show are Manabu Hara, Yasu Urano, Tsutomu Oosugi (possibly not in Best Stretchman Amazon form), Hercules Senga (possibly not in banana form), Akiyori Takizawa and Takuya Nomura.

DNA “DNA 46 ~OSAKA’S FIRST EXPANSION! WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE DNA?~”, 16/07/2018
Osaka Konohana Community Hall

1. Irie-gun Vs Naomi Kingdom!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo
2. DNA Naniwa Summit Decisive Battle!: Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Also appearing on the show are Konosuke Takeshita, Koju Takeda, Tomoya Hirata, TORU, Katsumi Oribe, Yuma Kikuchi, Rising HAYATO, Yuki Aoki and Brian Aki.

“TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE”, 31/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Takao Omori & Danshoku Dieno Vs Jun Akiyama & Dick Togo
2. Suwama, Ryota Hama & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino & Konosuke Takeshita

DDT will be participating in a special benefit show for Yoshihiro Takayama.


Right To Challenge Gets Busy, Senga Goes Bananas

June 11, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #8”, 12/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yoshihiko (c) Vs Saki Akai Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hiratimo Dragon Vs MAO Vs Makoto Vs Mad Paulie
3. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda
5. A Match To Verify What To Do In Order To Keep Ken Ohka From Crying Against Tenshin Nasukawa: Danshoku Dieno & Ken Ohka Vs Mike Bailey & Tanomusaku Toba
6. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
7. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Masato Tanaka Vs Kota Umeda

Three Right To Challenge Gauntlets are also on the line in the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title Battle Royal. One belonging to Mad Paulie and two belonging to Hiratimo Dragon. In past instances, wrestlers who eliminate a gauntlet holder in these matches even by throwing them out of the ring get to win their gauntlet. Usually the only way for a Gauntlet holder to survive is to win the match or eliminated themselves by jumping over the top rope.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 16/06/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Saki Akai
2. Mike Bailey, MAO & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada
3. Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
4. HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
5. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dieno Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Rey Paloma
6. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
7. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

Will we get our first Right To Challenge cash in here?

DDT “DAY & NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018”, 17/06/2018
Matsuyama City Community Center Planning Exhibition Hall

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
2. 4 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO Vs Antonio Honda
3. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
6. Ryutaro Watanabe Debut Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryutaro Watanbe
7. If You Wrestle, Do Something Like This! Matsuyama Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

Or maybe here?

BASARA “VAJRA 71 ~SENDAI SHISHIN~”, 17/06/2018
Miyagi Ward Cultural Center

1. Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano Vs Yasutaka Osera & Daiki Shimomura
2. Best Stretchman V3 Final Chapter? “A Story That Does Not End”: Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Banana Senga & Akiyori Takizawa
3. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & GAINA
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: Fuminori Abe Vs Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2: FUMA Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

The feud between Hercules Senga and the Best Stretchmen has driven Senga mad. So mad that he now wrestles in a banana suit and is called Banana Senga by the ring announcers. His first appearance as a banana saw him beat the Best Stretchmen in what was supposed to be the final match between them. However Best Stretchman V3 booked at least two more final matches between him and Senga this month. He wants to do more and more feud ending matches with Senga from now until I suppose the end of time.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Reika Saiki Vs Hyper Misao
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Miyu Yamashita Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi Vs Shoko Nakajima
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hikari

NEO Biishiki-gun will not be at the show because they are visiting Shikoku to research how they can solve their recent bad luck.

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

1. Isami Kodaka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match: Isami Kodaka & Naomichi Marufuji Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: X Vs X

Isami Kodaka wants to team up with Naomichi Marufuji to face Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita.


Kobashi Exits Princess Cup, Ohka Fears Kickboxer, Return Of A Trainee, Chinko Pro Wrestling

June 6, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 09/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Reika Saiki Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao & Hinano Vs Yuna Manase, Hikari & Miu
3. Saki-sama Vs Yuki Aino
4. Miyu Yamashita & Raku Vs Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Azusa Christie Vs Rika Tatsumi
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1G: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki

Marika Kobashi suffered a partially dislocated left shoulder in training last week and is unable to wrestle for the next two months. Unfortunately this means she forfeits her match Tokyo Princess Cup match. Maho Kurone also forfeits her 1st Round match. That means Shoko Nakajima and Hikari are both getting byes to the 2nd Round.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOCHIOTAME~”, 09/06/2018
Tochigi Prefectural Integrated Cultural Center Sub Hall

1. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki
3. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shunma Katsumata
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
6. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
7. Utsunomiya Specialty! Romantic Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi

Kazusada Higuchi has a busy month ahead of him. His focus is on both winning the KO-D Openweight Title and defending the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKASHIGANI~”, 10/06/2018
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill

1. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
2. Keisuke Ishii Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
4. ALL OUT Vs DDT Now Variety Group!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Numazu Global Specialty! Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao

Daisuke Sasaki is healthy enough to wrestle again. Maybe he’s been healthy enough this entire time.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #8”, 12/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yoshihiko (c) Vs Saki Akai Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hiratimo Dragon Vs MAO Vs Makoto Vs Mad Paulie
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda
4. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Masato Tanaka Vs Kota Umeda
5. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo
6. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
7. A Match To Verify What To Do In Order To Keep Ken Ohka From Crying Against Tenshin Nasukawa: Danshoku Dieno & Ken Ohka Vs Mike Bailey & Tanomusaku Toba

On this week’s episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”, Ken Ohka learned he will have to face kickboxing protege Tenshin Nasukawa later this month. Ohka is scared of what will happen to him when he faces the undefeated kickboxer. Danshoku Dieno is coming up with ideas to motivate Ohka and help him handle his fear. Maybe a match against two kick heavy wrestlers isn’t the brightest idea.

Gota Ihashi has been training to get on Riki Choshu’s next event. There are two problems to this. 1) Choshu wants nothing to do with him and 2) some of the DDT wrestlers are getting annoyed by Ihashi’s behaviour and now want to kick his ass. Yukio Sakaguchi mainly.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 16/06/2018
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall

1. Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi
2. HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
3. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dieno Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Rey Paloma
4. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda

Dieno is going both hard mode and easy mode at the same time for his homecoming match.

DDT “DAY & NIGHT SAME DAY BOX OFFICE FESTIVAL IN MATSUYAMA 2018”, 17/06/2018
Matsuyama City Community Center Planning Exhibition Hall

1. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino
2. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Mike Bailey
3. Ryutaro Watanabe Debut Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryutaro Watanbe
4. If You Wrestle, Do Something Like This! Matsuyama Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie

DDT and Big Japan are running shows back to back in the same venue that day. However I don’t think there will be cross-promotional matches on either show.

Ryutaro Watanabe was a DDT trainee from 2012 who was never able to wrestle because of two dislocated shoulder injuries. Now he returns years later asking Sanshiro Takagi if he could finally debut and do so in front of his hometown. Takagi accepted and Watanabe will wrestle against Tetsuya Endo. Endo was chosen because his debut in 2012 is the closest to the time Watanabe was in training.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “PARADISE TRAIN 2018”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. The Scent Of Ryukyu Blown By Ganpro ~Abandon Small Differences~: Shota & Rekka Vs Aaron Anders & Black Ribera
2. Fresh Confrontation! Sweet Spring Cucumbers!: HARUKAZE Vs Kyuri
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Chinko Pro Wrestling – First And Last Sexual Battle!?: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Mineo Fujita
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Ideological Struggle ~The Enemy Of Yesterday Is The Friend Of Today~: Ken Ohka & Brian Aki Vs Yumehito Imanari & Takeshi Okada
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura

Last year Mineo Fujita created a promotion called Chinko Pro Wrestling and held shows every month or two until a dick injury took him out of action. Fujita blamed the injury on accumulated damage to his dick from wrestling on those shows so this July he is putting the company on hiatus until his dick has fully recovered. Tominaga wants to wrestle Fujita on behalf of Ganbare☆Wrestling to prove that Ganpro is better than Chinko Pro. This impressed Ken Ohka enough to take Tominaga out of his already booked tag match and put him against Fujita one on one.

Aaron Anders is from Compound Pro Wrestling in Oklahoma, USA. He takes Tominaga’s original spot in the opening tag team match.

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
2. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi

Yuki Ueno is back from injury so the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles can be defended again.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #9”, 26/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

The other members of DAMNATION are keeping themselves busy while Sasaki & Soma Takao are making HARASHIMA’s life a groin kicking misery. Endo & Mad Paulie are now going after the KO-D Tag Titles.

DDT “BATTLE OF NAGANO”, 15/07/2018
Nagano Mielparque Hall

1. Shinsyu Pro Wrestling Offer Match: X Vs X
2. Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
3. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Shigehiro Irie and Higuchi won’t be finished with each other yet after their title match.


Tokyo Princess Cup 1st Round

May 28, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 03/06/2018
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106

1. Marika Kobashi, Yuka Sakazaki & Raku Vs Mizuki, Maho Kurone & Hinano
2. Azusa Christie Vs Yuki Kamifuku
3. 3 Way Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuki Aino
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Take A Chance: Miu Vs Hikari
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1A: Reika Saiki Vs Yuu
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1B: Hyper Misao Vs Saki-sama
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1C: Miyu Yamashita Vs Maki Ito
8. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1D: Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yuna Manase

Reika Saiki wants to experience deja vu and repeat last year’s road to success. She won the previous Tokyo Princess Cup and became the TOKYO Princess Champion quickly afterwards. If she repeats this then she can regain the title from Miyu Yamashita. She sees her opening round match against Yuu as a Muscle Showdown. Yuu thinks the distance between her and the title is growing. She wants to show her strength against Saiki.

After last year’s performance, Hyper Misao thinks she is a stronger wrestler when put in a tournament setting. She hopes the “Goddess of Summer” will be smiling on her again this year. Saki-sama loves tournaments. In fact she hosts plenty of private tournaments in her manor for her own entertainment. But she never took part in one herself so this is the perfect opportunity to try it out against the common people. She is also interested in the Take A Chance qualifier match because she may find a beautiful flower bud that hasn’t found its colour yet.

Yamashita and Maki Ito argued over the Princess Title. Ito thinks she is stronger but Yamashita being the champion proves her wrong. Ito isn’t looking ahead at the rest of the bracket. Her only goal right now is to beat Yamashita in the 1st Round and claim the belt for herself! Doesn’t matter if the match is non-title.

Nodoka-oneesan and Yuna Manase is a more peaceful pairing. Nodoka has been doing her gymnastics to prepare for the tournament. Manase as the eighth entrant thinks she has the lucky number because 8 is the shape of her chest when she lies down.

The Take A Chance qualifier is between two of the Up Up Girls. Either Miu or Hikari will advance to the tournament proper. Miu thinks she has the power and stamina to defeat her teammate. Hikari wants Miu to know she is tougher than everyone thinks. Hikari wants to make the most of this opportunity so she can wrestle as many of her seniors as possible. Both of them also realise a Tag Title shot is in their future if either of them beats Marika Kobashi in Round 1.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 09/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Azusa Christie Vs Rika Tatsumi
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1F: Shoko Nakajima Vs Maho Kurone
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1G: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1H: Marika Kobashi Vs Miu or Hikari

Azusa Christie is entering the tournament so she can stay close to Saki-sama. She thinks Rika Tatsumi’s nickname is “White Kokeshi”. Tatsumi is aware of how successful Christie has been ever since she was turned into a brainwashed nun. But Tatsumi has grown stronger too and she doesn’t need to cling onto somebody else to find success.

Shoko Nakajima has felt a little aimless ever since she lost the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles. When she watched Yamashita and Tatsumi fight for the TOKYO Princess Title earlier this month it shook her emotions. She was on the verge of tears until she told herself “I want to be the best.” Maho Kurone has suddenly begun to act more friendly towards others. She became interested in championships because her friend Tatsumi wanted to be a champion. Kurone does not like to eat anything that is not her friend.

Mizuki thinks Yuka Sakazaki is too noisy but she still has fun wrestling her. The real problem is Mizuki has never beaten Sakazaki. She may need to destroy her voice to beat her.

Marika Kobashi’s 1st Round opponent is against one of the Up Up Girls. Whoever it is, Kobashi is looking forward to fighting them. She has two years more experience than them so she is confident of advancing to Round 2.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 17/06/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H

The bracket is set in place up until the semi finals.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL FIGHT”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: X Vs X
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: X Vs X
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X