TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NERIMA!” Results

February 3, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NERIMA!”, 03/02/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall
412 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Mizuki defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Diving Foot Stomp (5:41).
2. Miyu Yamashita, Raku & Hinano defeated Rika Tatsumi, Hikari & Miu when Yamashita pinned Hikari with the Attitude Adjustment (8:54).
3. Yuna Manase defeated Hyper Misao with the Kakato Drop (6:35).
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan defeated Maho Kurone & Samara when Nodoka pinned Samara with the Backflip (8:30).
5. Nonoko Graduation Match: Nonoko defeated Maki Ito with the Pai Fly Flow (9:17).
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki (c) when Saki-sama pinned Sakazaki with the Two Step Face Kick (13:51).
*Miraclians fail in V3. NEO Biishiki-gun becomes the 2nd TOKYO Princess Tag Team Champions!

NEO Biishiki-gun won the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles but that was not enough to satisfy Saki-sama. She attacked Yuka Sakazaki after the match and complained that the title belts are worthless compared to the beauty and strength of NEO Biishiki-gun. When she threw the belts aside, Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan entered the ring to confront her. Saki-sama called them pigs but Nodoka said pigs are stronger than the doll store clerks you find in Harajuku. The BRAVE☆MATES threw out a challenge for the belts and Saki-sama agreed to having the match in Nagoya.

Nonoko’s final match in Tokyo Joshi Pro ends with a win over Maki Ito. Nonoko’s chest guarded her from Ito’s Headbutts until Nonoko was able to hit the Pai Fly Flow for the pin. For her graduation ceremony she received gifts and bouquets from Marika Kobashi, Yuna Manase, Yuu and Rika Tatsumi. Tatsumi also prepared a speech for Nonoko, talking about how close together their debuts were (one month apart) and also how they lived together for a while. Tatsumi calls Nonoko an indispensable part of Tokyo Joshi and the place will be lonelier without her. Tatsumi will support whatever activity Nonoko will move onto next and hopefully in return Nonoko will make her a delicious meal again. Nonoko said she never found a place like Tokyo Joshi that let her celebrate life so much. Last year she read an article in Zexy magazine about a bride talking about how wonderful her wedding was. Today Nonoko feels the same way. There are so many things she learned here and everyone has become family to her, even her rivals. Nonoko received her paper tape and celebrated her graduation when Azusa Christie appeared. Christie handed her one last bouquet and left before the commemorative group photo was taken.

Hyper Misao came up with an idea to help Yuna Manase prepare for her title match against Miyu Yamashita. Misao brought along a homemade cardboard championship and pretended to be Yamashita so Manase could learn how to fight her. The problem was Misao didn’t know how to act like Yamashita and couldn’t do her moves properly. Manase was able to beat her anyway and was rewarded with the cardboard belt.


JUDGEMENT 2018 Begins To Shape Up, Sasadango’s Product Placement

January 30, 2018

DDT “DRAMATIC NERIMA THE FIGHTER 2018”, 03/02/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. Ken Ohka Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase
3. Joey Ryan & Samara Vs Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
4. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno, Koju Takeda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi, Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi
7. Hero Of Nerima! Triumph In Nerima! Nerima Specialty Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Danshoku Dino
8. DDT Extreme Title – Hardcore Match: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs KUDO

A public press conference to promote “JUDGEMENT 2018” will be held during the show.

Shunma Katsumata is the newest member of ALL OUT but his first match as part of the group sees him battle his former NωA partner Makoto Oishi.

DDT “DDT STILL DOES NOT KNOW GUNMA 2018”, 04/02/2018
Gunma Yamada Green Dome Maebashi Sub Event Area

1. Shunma Katsumata Vs Daiki Shimomura
2. Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Mizuki Watase Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Gongitsune Vs Former Idol Wrestler!: Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi
4. KUDO & Kota Umeda Vs MAO & Yuki Ueno
5. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
6. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Joey Ryan & Samara
7. The Mountain Of Akagi Is Far Tonight! Maebashi Specialty Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie

Expect ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION to be the focus for DDT’s main event scene throughout February. Not only because of the upcoming Sumo Hall main event but ALL OUT will want revenge on DAMNATION for the attack at Korakuen Hall this past weekend.

YAROZ “YAROZ PART 6”, 06/02/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. We Appeal Sanshiro Takagi!: Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Yumehito Imanari & DT-YUTA
2. YaroZ Specialty! Kickboxing Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kohei Sato
3. YaroZ Specialty! Special 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Antonio Honda Vs Ryuichi Sekine Vs Kikutaro
4. Worldwide Greatest Funny YaroZ Diva Tag Match: Samara & Saori Anou Vs Cherry & Nao Kakuta
5. Naomi Kingdom (YaroZ) Vs BOYZ All Out Fight! One: Naomi Yoshimura & Akira Jo Vs Akito & Kazuki Hirata
6. Naomi Kingdom (YaroZ) Vs BOYZ All Out Fight! Two: Kazusada Higuchi, Ken Ohka & X Vs Makoto Oishi, Mizuki Watase & X

The kickboxing match will consist of 45 one minute rounds until there is a winner. Gravure model Shihomi Yoshino will be the ring girl. However what usually happens is the ring girl’s presence motivates everyone except the fighters in the match. Also Kohei Sato looks like the kind of person who would literally get away with murder so good luck Nobuhiro Shimatani!

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 25/03/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. World Crazy Wrestler No. 1 Decision Battle In DDT: Joey Ryan Vs Colt Cabana
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio
3. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka Vs Great Muta, Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
4. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

The D-King Grand Prix is done and dusted so now we move on to the next big event, DDT’s 21st Anniversary show. Konosuke Takeshita and Shuji Ishikawa headlines the event in a rematch from “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016”. The situation now is similar to back then. Takeshita is the defending KO-D Openweight Champion and Ishikawa is the unstoppable giant coming to reclaim the belt.

Daisuke Sasaki claims that The Great Muta agreed to become a DAMNATION pet. Probably not the best idea for Sasaki to put words in his mouth.

Super Sasadango Machine has been ordered to defend the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title at least twice a week every week until “JUDGEMENT 2018” takes place. If he fails to do this then Producer Danshoku Dino will turn his match with Jiro Kuroshio into a non-title match. Sasadango has come up with an idea to rack up his title defences. He has openly invited local celebrities and other personalities to visit his office in Niigata to try and win the Iron Man Title from him. In return he will use his and DDT’s Twitter accounts to promote whatever it is the guests are currently working on. If Sasadango kicks out of their attack and escapes the room then it counts as a successful defence. The plan is off to a good start and he already achieved his minimum two defences for this week earlier today.

The list of booked wrestlers who are yet to have a confirmed match are Naomichi Marufuji, Daisuke Sekimoto, Mike Bailey, Ethan Page, LiLiCo, Yoshiko, Keisuke Okuda, Reika Saiki and Lady Beard.


Tokyo Joshi Matches, IRON FIST Teams, Naomi Kingdom, Ganpuro Fights India And Osaka

January 24, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NERIMA!”, 03/02/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. Mizuki Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Yuna Manase Vs Hyper Misao
3. Miyu Yamashita, Raku & Hinano Vs Rika Tatsumi, Hikari & Miu
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Maho Kurone & Samara
5. Nonoko Graduation Match: Nonoko Vs Maki Ito
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Syoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Saki-sama & Azusa Christie

Nonoko has chosen Maki Ito to be her final opponent when she graduates from Tokyo Joshi Pro.

The Up Up Girls are now getting to wrestle with the rest of the roster.

BASARA “VAJRA 59 ~ONE MINDLESS BODY~”, 11/02/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
4. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X

The eight teams entering the IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT are Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto, Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe, Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa, FUMA & SAGAT, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu, Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano and Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BODY FEELS EXIT 2018”, 11/02/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ganpuro Vs India!: Yukihiro Abe & HARUKAZE Vs Brian Aki & Samara
2. Student Pro Wrestler Begins! ~Defeat Pioneer!~: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs MEN’S Teioh
3. Overall War! Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Black Ribera

Black Ribera is the mysterious wrestler wearing a Tiger Mask that appeared at the end of last weekend’s show. Shuichiro Katsumura was called the Real Tiger Mask for his charity work after the Tohoku earthquake back in 2011 so that explains the link with the unknown masked wrestler that just appeared. However in this situation Katsumura is not playing the hero.

Samara’s stay in Japan will not be limited to Tokyo Joshi. She is also wrestling on this Ganbare☆Wrestling show with Brian Aki.

Katsumi Oribe will also be on the show.

DNA “DNA 41 ~VALENTINE SPECIAL!~”, 14/02/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yuki Ueno Vs Koju Takeda
2. DNA Vs Junior Stars! Special Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase Vs Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka
3. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Opposition Single Match: MAO Vs Akira Jo
4. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Opposition Single Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Keisuke Okuda
5. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Opposition Single Match: Kota Umeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Naomi Yoshimura’s group with Keisuke Okuda and Akira Jo (also maybe Kengo if he’s still getting booked) is now called the Naomi Kingdom. The three top wrestlers in DNA are all determined to take the outsiders down in three separate singles matches.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO SHINKIBA!”, 18/02/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuna Manase

Yuna Manase was given the title shot because it was Nonoko’s final request to the champion.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE 2018”, 11/03/2018
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Decisive Battle! Ganpuro Vs Osaka!: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs TORU & Katsumi Oribe
2. Do You Regulate The City In Osaka!?: HARUKAZE Vs Miyako Matsumoto
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun In OSAKA: Yumehito Imanari & X Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Okuda
4. Special Single Match ~ Charisma Of Ganpuro Vs The Strongest Man In Osaka: Ken Ohka Vs Magnitude Kishiwada

Ken Ohka has challenged Osaka’s strongest wrestler Magnitude Kishiwada in an attempt to grow Ganpuro’s presence in the city.


Gota Ihashi Upset By Riki Choshu’s Comments, IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT

January 16, 2018

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TRY ME 2018”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Shuhei Washida Debut Match: Shuhei Washida Vs X
2. Yukihiro Abe Vs X
3. America Vs India! Ganpuro Special International In Ōji: Shota Vs Brian Aki
4. New Spring Special Mixed Tag Match ~ Ganpuro Vs Last Jedi: Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE Vs Chikara & Kaori Kobayashi
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Takeshi Okada

Gota Ihashi is now at a crossroads in his life. He has asked DDT and Ganbare☆Wrestling to be removed from their upcoming shows for the time being. The cause of this happened after the Riki Choshu produced “POWER HALL 2018” show two days ago. Ihashi wrestled in the main event teaming with Choshu and Kota Ibushi to beat Tatsumi Fujinami, TAKA Michinoku & Daisuke Sekimoto. That sounds like a great thing for Ihashi. But afterwards he read the show reports and found comments from Choshu saying that Ihashi should not be doing pro wrestling. This has led to a crisis in confidence for Ihashi and he is considering leaving the business. Ken Ohka wants to get Ihashi out of his depression and he thinks a match between them is just what Ihashi needs to prove Riki Choshu wrong. Ohka wonders why Choshu even put Ihashi in his main event if he didn’t know what to expect from him? (*cough*so he could book Ibushi*cough*) Ihashi Vs Ohka will happen but not until 3rd February due to Ohka’s busy schedule. Ihashi is not looking forward to it.

Because of Ihashi’s situation, his Ganpuro match against Yukihiro Abe has been called off. Abe will take on a new opponent to be announced.

BASARA “VAJRA 58 ~THE FOX OF THE PRINCE~”, 21/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
2. SAGAT Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Guts Ishijima
4. FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Daichi Kazato
5. Ryuichi Sekine Debut 10th Anniversary Memorial Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Hercules Senga takes Atsushi Maruyama’s place as the prosecutor in the BASARA pro wrestling trials.

DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2018 THE FINAL!!”, 28/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno
3. Infomercial Match – Takahashi Tax Accounting Office: Super Sasadango Machine & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda & Tanomusaku Toba
4. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Jiro Kuroshio & Joey Ryan
5. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Mike Bailey Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. NωA FINAL CONCERT In Korakuen Hall ~ T2Hide This Is The Real Last Time! Final!! Final Battle!!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
7. D-King Grand Prix – Final: HARASHIMA Vs Shuji Ishikawa

The D-King Grand Prix reaches its finale. HARASHIMA and Shuji Ishikawa will fight for the “JUDGEMENT 2018” main event spot as well as a cash prize and a lot more.

DDT “DRAMATIC NERIMA THE FIGHTER 2018”, 03/02/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. Ken Ohka Vs Gota Ihashi
2. DDT Extreme Title: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs KUDO

KUDO felt like he had nothing to do during the Grand Prix. When he found out Yuko Miyamoto is the DDT Extreme Champion, he found a new short term goal to accomplish. The Extreme Title is the only major belt in DDT that KUDO has not won yet. In fact he has only challenged for the title twice and those matches took place way back in 2008!

BASARA “VAJRA 59 ~ONE MINDLESS BODY~”, 11/02/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
4. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X

Five of the eight teams are announced for the IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT so far. The Metal Family are represented by two teams mixing IRON PRIEST and the Trans-Am ★ Family together. They are FUMA & SAGAT and Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo. The three other teams are Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu, Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano and Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi. Tsukamoto is one half of last year’s winning team. The other half Isami Kodaka has yet to pick his new partner.

BASARA “VAJRA 60 ~FEAST~”, 19/02/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: X & X Vs X & X
3. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The semi-finals and final takes place here.


There’s Other Stuff Going On You Know

January 13, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 57 ~OSHU KAIMICHI~”, 14/01/2018
Sendai City Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

1. Masamune Vs Takato Nakano
2. Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Hercules Senga & Shisao
3. Fuminori Abe Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
5. Special Single Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Yasu Urano

Oh hey, there are other shows outside of the D-King Grand Prix happening this month. BASARA has the fallout to last week’s Union MAX Title match. Maybe the winner of Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Yasu Urano will become the next No. 1 Contender. Also there is the continued rivalry between the BASARA Sekigun and the Metal Family.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO THE PRINCE!”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Raku & Hikari Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Mizuki Vs Hyper Misao
3. Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yu, Nodoka-oneesan & Maki Ito
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Marika Kobashi
5. Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase

Same goes for Tokyo Joshi Pro. We’ll at least get an idea of who is next to challenge Miyu Yamashita for the TOKYO Princess Title.

DNA “DNA 40”, 21/01/2018
Saitama Kawaguchi Industrial Technology Center

1. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
2. Mike Bailey Vs Tomoya Hirata
3. Shunma Katsumata Vs Rekka
4. Mizuki Watase Vs Antonio Honda
5. Daiki Shimomura Local Triumph! Gran MilliMeters Vs Speed Of Sounds: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi
6. DNA-Gun Vs Yoshimura-gun Full Confrontation Elimination 6-Man Tag Match: Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO Vs Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo

DNA is ready for a full battle against Yoshimura-gun in an Elimination Tag Match.

BASARA “VAJRA 58 ~THE FOX OF THE PRINCE~”, 21/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Ryuichi Sekine Debut 10th Anniversary Memorial Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi and Yasu Urano will be on the show.

DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2018 THE FINAL!!”, 28/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. NωA FINAL CONCERT In Korakuen Hall ~ T2Hide This Is The Real Last Time! Final!! Final Battle!!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. D-King Grand Prix – Final: Winner Of A Block Vs Winner Of B Block

The music world will never be the same.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NERIMA!”, 03/02/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Syoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Saki-sama & Azusa Christie

Nonoko’s graduation match is scheduled to take place here.

The “Indian Spicy Girl” Samara will make her Tokyo Joshi debut on this show. Samara is from California and wrestles for East Bay Pro Wrestling.


DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2018 IN NERIMA” Results

January 10, 2018

DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2018 IN NERIMA”, 10/01/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall
356 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Mike Bailey, Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi, Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Bailey pinned Shimatani with the Ultima Weapon (5:48).
1. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Kazusada Higuchi (4) defeated Akito (2) with the Doctor Bomb (9:30).
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Joey Ryan (2) defeated Keisuke Ishii (4) with the Super Kick (8:06).
3. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki (4) defeated Soma Takao (2) with the Vietnam Driver II (11:02).
4. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (5) defeated Jiro Kuroshio (4) with the Shooting Star Press (14:04).
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Shuji Ishikawa (6) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (4) with the Splash Mountain (15:25).
6. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita (5) defeated HARASHIMA (4) with the Takeshita Special No. 1 (15:50).

A Block

1. Tetsuya Endo (5)
-. Konosuke Takeshita (5)
3. Keisuke Ishii (4)
-. HARASHIMA (4)
-. Jiro Kuroshio (4)
6. Joey Ryan (2)
7. Masahiro Takanashi (0)

B Block

1. Shuji Ishikawa (6)
2. Yukio Sakaguchi (4)
-. Daisuke Sasaki (4)
-. Kazusada Higuchi (4)
5. Soma Takao (2)
-. Mike Bailey (2)
-. Akito (2)

Konosuke Takeshita and HARASHIMA headlined today’s show with their rematch from their Saitama Super Arena bout at “JUDGEMENT 2017”. HARASHIMA was ruthless in targeting Takeshita’s left knee. Takeshita was difficult to pin down though and he tried to avoid the Somato when he could. HARASHIMA did hit the move from behind a few times. But HARAHSIMA went for one more and Takeshita dodged it. Takeshita hit the German Suplex and added a Bridging Pin to the move afterwards to get the three count. And with that the Takeshita Special No. 1 is born! Takeshita commented that he feels like he is currently in a paradox. He is certain that his leg is injured, possibly a damaged ligament or a meniscus but the constant adrenaline rush he gets from the D-King Grand Prix makes him ignore the pain and keep going. HARASHIMA is unhappy with the result but if the referee counted to three, he has to accept it. He defended his tactics of targeting Takeshita’s knee. The referee never stopped him and the match continued so he feels it was right to keep attacking like that. The fact that Takeshita beat him with damaged knees means that Takeshita is growing stronger. But next time HARASHIMA believes he will grab the opportunity and definitely beat Takeshita!

The two leading wrestlers in Block B clashed for the top spot. Shuji Ishikawa survived Yukio Sakaguchi’s Right Knee Of God and the Cobra Clutch to win. Sakaguchi didn’t go down easily though. He kicked out of the Running Knee Lift at one so Ishikawa had to hit him with it again, this time Sakaguchi barely kicked out at two. Sakaguchi finally stayed down after the Splash Mountain. Ishikawa was happy to see Sakaguchi bring the fight to him. His opponents so far have all been wonderful so he feels honoured to have the six points he amassed so far. Next up is his good buddy Daisuke Sasaki. Ishikawa said he may have to become the new leader of DAMNATION if he beats Sasaki. Sakaguchi doesn’t know if he can redeem this loss but thinks he can win his remaining matches.

Tetsuya Endo continues his unbeaten run in Block A with a win over Jiro Kuroshio. He wasn’t happy to see Kuroshio prance around and seemed to have a chip on his shoulder for the entire match. Afterwards we found out why. According to Endo, Kuroshio’s annual income is 5 million yen. Since Endo beat him today that means his own annual salary should be raised. Endo is now demanding to be paid 100 million yen a year! Kuroshio said his eyes aren’t crazy and that Endo really is as great a wrestler as he looks.

Daisuke Sasaki came to his hometown as the “Hero Of Nerima” so he wanted to fight clean and fair against Soma Takao. Given their recent history, Takao didn’t believe him and went on the offensive pretty quickly. They fought outside where Sasaki grabbed Yuki Ueno nearby and threw him towards Takao. Takao stopped Ueno and knocked him out of the way with an Elbow Strike. Back in the ring Sasaki took off one of the turnbuckle pads and threw Takao into the exposed corner. Sasaki even used his own attempt at the Gin And Tonic but Takao kicked out at one. Sasaki then hit an Avalanche Pedigree but Takao kicked out of that too. Sasaki had to use the Vietnam Driver II to finally put Takao away. He offered Takao a handshake and a DAMNATION shirt after the match but Takao refused and threw the shirt away. Takao said backstage he is annoyed that Sasaki used the Gin And Tonic against him. He is also insulted by Sasaki offering him the handshake and DAMNATION shirt. Sasaki said that tens of thousands of Nerima’s residents came out to welcome the Hero Of Nerima. He only offered Takao the shirt to look good in front of the locals. When he was reminded that his next opponent is Shuji Ishikawa, he said three seconds is enough to beat his friend.

After spending his first few days asking for it, Joey Ryan finally got paper streamers thrown at him for his ring introduction today. Maybe that gave him a major boost in motivation because he went on to beat Keisuke Ishii to earn his first points. Ryan escaped the Tiger Suplex, stuck a lollipop into Ishii’s mouth and Super Kicked him for the win. Ryan celebrated by hugging the paper tape afterwards. Ishii said he didn’t expect his calculations to go so wrong but Ryan used “the most disgusting techniques” to beat him.

Kazusada Higuchi countered Akito’s Cross Armbreaker into a Sit Down Power Bomb to set up his victory. Higuchi isn’t satisfied by that though. He felt it should have taken him less than 5 minutes to beat Akito and he went 48 seconds over that limit. Akito meanwhile is coming to terms that he virtually cannot win the tournament now after his third loss. All he can offer now to close out his group run with some fun fights.


D-King Grand Prix 2018 Schedule

December 4, 2017

DDT is trying out a round robin tournament to set up the main event of their next Sumo Hall show in March. The D-King Grand Prix will have two blocks both consisting of seven wrestlers. The winners of each block face each other in the final and the tournament champion gets added to the main event of “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”. This is the first round robin DDT has done since the 2010 Young Drama Cup and I think the first on DDT’s main shows since the 2005 KO-D Tag League. Every block match has a 30 minute time limit, I assume the final will have no time limit. Every show during the group stage will have one or two non-tournament matches as well.

A Block

Konosuke Takeshita
HARASHIMA
Keisuke Ishii
Tetsuya Endo
Masahiro Takanashi
Joey Ryan
Jiro Kuroshio

B Block

Daisuke Sasaki
Yukio Sakaguchi
Soma Takao
Akito
Kazusada Higuchi
Mike Bailey
Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN SHINJUKU”, 05/01/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Jiro Kuroshio
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Keisuke Ishii
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazusada Higuchi
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Mike Bailey Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN OSAKA 2 DAYS”, 07/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Tetsuya Endo
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Joey Ryan
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Akito Vs Mike Bailey

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN OSAKA 2 DAYS”, 08/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Joey Ryan
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Jiro Kuroshio
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Kazusada Higuchi
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Mike Bailey
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Akito Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN NERIMA”, 10/01/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii Vs Joey Ryan
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Soma Takao
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN YOKOHAMA”, 11/01/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii Vs Jiro Kuroshio
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Joey Ryan
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Shuji Ishikawa
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Mike Bailey
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Akito

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN SHIMIZU”, 13/01/2018
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Keisuke Ishii Vs Tetsuya Endo
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Joey Ryan Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mike Bailey
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 IN SHINKIBA”, 14/01/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Keisuke Ishii
2. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Joey Ryan
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Mike Bailey
5. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2017 THE FINAL!!”, 28/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. D-King Grand Prix – Final: Winner Of A Block Vs Winner Of B Block