Beer Garden Is Done, Time To Sober Up

August 6, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #13”, 07/08/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Jason Kincaid & Facade
0. “Self-Proclaimed” Interim Mr. Maji Manji NO TV Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
1. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Kendo Kashin, NOSAWA Rongai & Keisuke Okuda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi
2. DDT NEW ATTITUDE 10-Man Tag Match: MAO, Shunma Katsumata, Naomi Yoshimura, Rekka & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Yuki Iino
3. Gothic And Lolita Tag Death Match: Lady Beard & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
5. Danshoku Soul Tradition Part 6: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

The 6-Man Tag between DDT and Hagure IGF was supposed to be the main event but Kendo Kashin requested the match to be moved down the card because he thinks Gota Ihashi is useless. The DDT team agreed and moved the match to the opener.

Kota Umeda hurt his left foot in his return match and is unable to wrestle tomorrow. MAO was switched over to Umeda’s team to take his place. Kazusada Higuchi takes MAO’s spot on the other team.

DNA “DNA 47”, 10/08/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Fighting Gran Millimeters!: Daiki Shimomura Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Yuki Iino Vs Tomoya Hirata
3. MAO, Rising HAYATO & Takato Nakano Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase & Rekka
4. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Akito
5. First And Final Trampling! Naomi Kingdom Same Gate Confrontation!: Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo
6. DNA End Of A Chapter 2014.11.28 – 2018.8.10: Kota Umeda & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kazusada Higuchi

Konosuke Takeshita’s shoulder injury means he misses DNA’s final show. Akito and Takato Nakano are added to a freshened up card to make up for it.

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

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: Takeshi Okada Vs HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi Vs Chikara Vs Hagane Vs Shuichiro Katsumura Vs X
2. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1A – No DQ & No Ropes Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shin Mokujin Ken
3. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1B: Shota Vs Mitsuo Momota
4. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1C: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yuu Yamagata
5. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1D – No DQ & No Ropes Match: Ken Ohka Vs Survival Tobita
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Ayumu Honda

One more twist has been added to the Ganpro Vs Saitama feud at the Ganbare☆Climax. The Ken Ohka Vs Survival Tobita and Yumehito Imanari Vs Shin Mokujin Ken matches were previously agreed to be fought under No DQ Rules. Now it will also take place “Saitama Wrestling Style” which means there will be no ring ropes either!

BASARA “BASARA 75 ~AKATSUKA ROKU-KASON~”, 11/08/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Benmaru Tournament 0 – Round 1A: Takato Nakano Vs Jun Masaoka
2. Benmaru Tournament 0 – Round 1B: Daiki Shimomura Vs Akiyori Takizawa
3. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Gouma Ryu Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano
4. Sakigake! Iron Family Vs Bloody Brothers!: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Trans-Am ★ Ryuji & SAGAT Vs Masaya Takahashi, Toshiyuki Sakuda & Takayuki Ueki
5. Cavalry Vs Astronauts!: Ryota Nakatsu & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Takuya Nomura & Fuminori Abe
6. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Daisuke Sekimoto

I can’t find any information on what the Benmaru Tournament is supposed to be other than something for the low card wrestlers to do.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN ITABASHI!”, 12/08/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs Shoko Nakajima & Raku
2. Hyper Misao Vs Hinano
3. Mizuki Vs Miu
4. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. Sakisama Vs Yuki Kamifuku
6. Miyu Yamashita & Hikari Vs Yuu & Yuna Manase

This month is all about Tokyo Joshi Pro heading its way to Korakuen Hall.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN NAGOYA!”, 18/08/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre No. 2

1. Hyper Misao Vs Raku
2. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Yuki Aino Vs Reika Saiki, Maki Ito & Miu
3. 3 Way Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuna Manase Vs Hinano
4. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Priscilla Kelly
5. Sakisama Vs Hikari
6. Miyu Yamashita & Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan

Mae Young Classic 2018 competitor Priscilla Kelly’s return to Tokyo Joshi is still on starting with this show.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2018 3RD ROUND”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Mike Bailey Vs MAO
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: HARASHIMA Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Quarter Final: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii

Taiyo Kea will also be on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING 2 ~NOW IT’S TIME TO ATTACK~”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Nodoka Graduation From “Oneesan” Match: Nodoka-oneesan Vs X
2. Special Single Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Riho
3. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Maki Ito
4. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuu

There is a lot of unfortunate news going around involving injuries and another one came from Marika Kobashi during Beer Garden week. Her shoulder injury has not healed yet and she will not be medically cleared until at least after August. She and Reika Saiki agreed to relinquish the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (now called the Magical Sugar Rabbits) were given the chance to win the vacant titles when they won the Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament. Maki Ito convinced Saiki to team up and fight for the belts that Saiki was never beaten for.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 26/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 1 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 2
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Winner Of Quarter Final 3 Vs Winner Of Quarter Final 4
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Final: X Vs X

Tatsumi Fujinami and the Brahman Brothers will be on the show.

BASARA “BASARA 77 ~FEAST~”, 05/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Benmaru Tournament 0: Winner of Round 1A Vs Winner Of Round 1B

All I cand find out is Benmaru was the childhood name of Sanada Yukimura, a samurai from the Sengoku era. So that fits with all of the tournament entries being rookies.

BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LU YANG HOKO~”, 21/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hardcore Cage Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Masashi Takeda
2. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Isami Kodaka Vs Masashi Takeda is now a Steel Cage Match! There has previously been only one cage match in BASARA that was held back in April 2016.

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO KITAZAWA IN THE SPRING, BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER!” Results

May 19, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO KITAZAWA IN THE SPRING, BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER!”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall
294 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Rika Tatsumi defeated Yuki Aino with the Dragon Twist Of Fate (8:12).
2. Shoko Nakajima & Miu defeated Hyper Misao & Hinano when Nakajima pinned Hinano with the Unmanned Local Train Hold (9:31).
3. Miyu Yamashita defeated Raku with a Modified Cobra Clutch (6:46).
4. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Nodoka-oneesan with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (9:00).
5. Yuu, Yuna Manase & Hikari defeated Saki-sama, Azusa Christie & Yuki Kamifuku when Yuu submitted Kamifuku with the Katahajime (11:35).
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi (c) defeated Maki Ito & Mizuki when Saiki pinned Ito with the Jackhammer (19:34).
*V1 for Muscle JK Strikers.

Two days after her 17th birthday, Marika Kobashi celebrated with a successful TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles defence alongside Reika Saiki. Kobashi said she was given a wonderful gift of being a pro wrestler. She aims to be a wrestler that suits both the championship and the Muscle JK lifestyle.

Yuki Kamifuku’s apprenticeship with NEO Biishiki-gun is already off to a bad start. First she ignored her entrance cue and appeared on the stage too early. Azusa Christie had to pull her back up the stage so they could do the team entrance properly. Kamifuku later tried to attack Yuu with a rose but was easily disposed of, leading to her team’s defeat. After the match, Kamifuku thanked NEO Biishiki-gun for making her an apprentice then announced she is leaving the unit! Turns out it wasn’t a good fit for her. Still, Kamifuku would like to hang out with them again whenever they have a tea party. Saki-sama and Christie were left stunned by her decision.

Match #4 was changed from a 3 Way Match to a Singles Match between Yuka Sakazaki and Nodoka-oneesan. The third girl Maho Kurone had to miss the show because she had a high fever.

Raku was a ball of nerves before her match with Miyu Yamashita, to the point where she was reportedly crying backstage before her entrance. However she was able to do her best and came out of it thinking it was the most fun she’s had in the ring so far.

Pro wrestling is a wonderful sport that can make dreams come true. Hyper Misao believes that and is living proof after she wrestled her inspiration Jun Kasai. Now she has a new dream to be an idol with the Up Up Girls! She convinced Miu and Hinano to dance with her while Shoko Nakajima was left confused over what to do. It was all a trick so Misao & Hinano could jump attack their opponents to start their match.


Takao Joins DAMNATION, Audience 2018 Matches, The Rest Happening In May

May 12, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOFU CHIKUWA~”, 12/05/2018
Tottori Yonago Industrial Gymnasium Sub Arena

1. Tottori Darazu Pro Wrestling Tag Match: Rey Falcon & Gaina Tiger Vs COW Saeki & DAISUKE
2. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Danshoku Dieno & Lowther Vs Toru Owashi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. 4 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs KUDO Vs Mad Paulie Vs Mizuki Watase
6. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
7. Yonago Specialty Irakuru! Special! Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi

The big news happening in DDT this week is Soma Takao breaking up the remains of Smile Squash so he can join with DAMNATION. This was a plan that had been brewing in the background for a long time and Takao isn’t just joining the unit to be another one of Dasuke Sasaki’s pets. Maybe by teaming with Tetsuya Endo, Takao can make Endo focus more. Endo seems to be more interested in showing off his pet beetle than wrestling his best lately.

Kouki Iwasaki was supposed to be wrestling this weekend but had to pull out due to acute gastroenteritis. In other words he has diarrhoea.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 13/05/2018
Hakata Star Lane

1. Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
2. Toru Owashi & Yuto Aijima Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Makoto Oishi & Azul Dragon
4. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
5. Hakata Specialty Special 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
6. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Daiki Shimomura
7. DDT Extreme Title – Regular Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

HARASHIMA is using the same logic for his DDT Extreme Title defence against KUDO as Yuko Miyamoto did for him. HARASHIMA wants to be certain he can beat KUDO in a fair fight with no extra rules needed. This comes from KUDO beating HARASHIMA in their previous singles match last September.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO KITAZAWA IN THE SPRING, BRING YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER!”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

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

Yuki Kamifuku has been accepted into NEO Biishiki-gun as an apprentice. Everybody associated with the unit is against this idea except for Saki-sama. Whatever she wants, she gets.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I HAVE NEVER SEEN 2018”, 19/05/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Shimokita Super Mixed Battle: Brian Aki & HARUKAZE Vs Hagane & Koharu Hinata
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yukinori Abe Vs Takeshi Okada & Black Ribera
3. Ganbare☆Gift To Wrestling: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Jason Kincaid
4. Attitude Of The Imanari Revolution: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shota

Jason Kincaid has been impressing a lot of people in DDT during his stay. Ganbare☆Wrestling gets him for a show so he’s going against their own indie specialist Shinichiro Tominaga.

BASARA “VAJRA 68 ~OSAKA CLUB SHOGETSUKI~”, 20/05/2018
Osaka Oyodo Community Center

1. Billy Ken Kid Vs Takato Nakano
2. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Yasu Urano & Fuminori Abe
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo Vs Manabu Hara & Akiyori Takizawa
4. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs X
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA, SAGAT & HUB
6. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Takumi Tsukamoto

HUB is back to help out the IRON PRIEST half of the Metal Family.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2018”, 20/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Rekka Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
1. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon, Rihotimo Dragon & Toru Owashi
3. Now Variety Group Vs New Variety Group – Summer Night Fever In Korakuen: Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Daiki Shimomura (w/ Yuki Iino)
4. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kota Umeda
5. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shunma Katsumata
6. Special Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii

HARASHIMA gets his shot at revenge on Takao. But with Smile Squash pretty much done for, the numbers game is way against him now.

Kazusada Higuchi already defeated one half of the tag team No. 1 Contenders. Now he’s facing the other. Higuchi and Kota Umeda had a lot of battles against each other in the early years of DNA. It’s time to reginite that feud!

Makoto Oishi thinks the time for change has come. For too long DDT was built around men like Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda and Super Sasadango Machine. Oishi has found the next generation of wrestlers to take their place: Nobuhiro Shimatani, Daiki Shimomura, Yuki Iino and lastly of course himself. The two sides will battle for the future of DDT! At least that’s what Oishi wants to think.

We have another Lucha Libre superstar joining the ranks. Rihotimo Dragon makes her debut.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #5”, 22/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno

Popteen cover model Kumiko Funayama will be the special guest.

DNA “DNA 45”, 03/06/2018
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106

1. Great China Alliance Vs New Beijing Pro Wrestling!: Choun-Shiryu & Rekka Vs X & X
2. Yuki Iino Return Match: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Iino
3. Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryota Nakatsu
4. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno

The comeback rally by DNA has put Naomi Kingdom on the ropes. Yuki Ueno is winning more often and has become confident enough to challenge Naomi Yoshimura to a match.

Yuki Iino is making up for lost time by picking Umeda for his first match back.

Choun-Shiryu & Rekka have put aside their differences and are now strong allies again. Shiryu is confident that Rekka has what it takes to take part in New Beijing Pro Wrestling. China’s oldest wrestling promotion doesn’t want to be overshadowed by that fancy new stuff.

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

1. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Masato Tanaka Vs Kota Umeda

Umeda is 0-2 in his trial series so far and the matches are only going to get more difficult from here. Masato Tanaka is next on his list.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2018 ~BREAK MYSELF!~” Results

May 3, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2018 ~BREAK MYSELF!~”, 03/05/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,202 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yuna Manase Return Match: Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Hinano defeated Mizuki, Raku & Miu when Manase pinned Raku with the Kakato Drop (9:19).
2. Yuki Aino Debut Match: Yuu & Hikari defeated Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino when Yuu pinn Aino with the Ittenyon (8:51).
3. Riho defeated Maki Ito with the Somato (11:32).
4. Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki defeated Maho Kurone & Su Yung when Nakajima pinned Kurone with the Diving Senton (9:42).
5. Falls Count Anywhere Eat A Bag Of Chocolate Or Fall Count Is Disabled Match: Jun Kasai defeated Hyper Misao with the Pearl Harbour Splash From The Ladder (11:49).
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi defeated Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) when Kobashi pinned Christie with a Dropkick (16:20).
*NEO Biishiki-gun fails in V 3. Muscle JK Strikers become the 3rd TOKYO Princess Tag Team Champions!
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Rika Tatsumi with the Crash Rabbit Heat (20:04).
*V4 for Miyu Yamashita.

So close yet still so far. For twenty minutes on a brand new ring canvas, Rika Tatsumi chased after the champion Miyu Yamashita and gave it everything she got. Tatsumi trapped Yamashita in the Dragon Sleeper and tried to choke her out again but this time Yamashita kicked her way out of it. Yamashita did a High Kick and an Attitude Adjustment for a nearfall. From that point on Yamashita hit Backspin Kicks and Buzzsaw Kicks to keep Tatsumi down until Tatsumi was too weak to block the Crash Rabbit Heat. A defeated Tatsumi was helped to the back by Maho Kurone while Yamashita celebrated another TOKYO Princess Title defence. Yamashita told everyone she had fun being taken to her limit by Tatsumi. But she still needs energy left over because the next Tokyo Joshi Pro show is only two days away in Itabashi. As long as Yamashita keeps standing in this ring and as long as there is support from everyone, Yamashita will go beyond her limits even more!

Vengeance is sweet for Marika Kobashi! After suffering so much humiliation from NEO Biishiki-gun, Kobashi finally won the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles from them with Reika Saiki. The intensive training Kobashi had with Saiki leading up to the match paid off. Saiki was at her strongest and at one point suplexed both Saki-saka & Azusa Christie at the same time. Saiki and Saki-sama took each other out with a Shining Wizard from Saiki followed in response with a Big Boot from Saki. Christie tried to hit the Christie Agape on Kobashi but it was blocked. Christie hit a Codebreaker but Kobashi toughened it out a stunned Christie with a Dropkick for the surprise three count! An angry Christie refused to accept the result but Saki-sama calmed her down. Everybody makes mistakes and surely there is something that Christie cherishes more than a championship belt. Christie said there is and it’s Saki-sama. They then left the ring for the new champions to celebrate. Kobashi said she has dreamed of this day for so long. Saiki told her it is now their goal to defend the titles as much as possible. The Ito Respect Army then came out to challenge them. They agreed to a match on the 19th May show in Kitazawa, two days after Kobashi’s birthday. Maki Ito promised to give her the gift of regretful tears when she and Mizuki become the new champions!

A special rule was added to the Falls Count Anywhere Match between Hyper Misao and Jun Kasai. Each wrestler needed to eat an entire bag of chocolate or else their pinfall attempts will not be counted. Misao came up with the idea and convinced Kasai that it counts as a death match. Kasai accepted the rule because he never turns down a death match! When the bell rang both Misao and Kasai rushed through their bag of chocolate until Kasai went in search of water to wash it down. He had to ask the audience for a drink because Misao secretly hid his bottle. When they started wrestling, Kasai put Misao in a Cobra Twist but Misao spat water at him to escape. Misao escaped and Kasai went searching for her. He went to the lobby and found a castle of chairs laid out in front of him. Hyper Misao surprised him by coming out on the Combat Bicycle and she sped towards him. Kasai moved out of the way and Misao crashed into the castle of chairs! Kasai went back to ringside but Misao caught up with him. She snuck up to one of the audience entrances and dove onto Kasai. They returned to the ring where Kasai took out a ladder. He tried to press it onto Misao’s head and shoulders but that backfired when Misao spun around to hit him with the ladder. Misao set a table at ringside but Kasai knocked her down onto it. Kasai then climbed the turnbuckles and splashed Misao through the table! Kasai rolled her back into the ring and went for the pin but the referee refused to count. Kasai never finished his bag of chocolate! He ate the last piece and went for the Reverse Tiger Driver but Misao fought out of it. Misao went for a Cross Body but Kasai caught her with a Lariat. He positioned her in the centre of the ring with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster and finally put her away with the Pearl Harbour Splash from the ladder. After the match Kasai told Misao he thought the chocolate rule was stupid and a horrible idea for a death match. But something is strange. The chocolate he ate during the match was the best he ever tasted. It made him feel alive! That is the magical power of the pro wrestling ring. Together they are pro wrestlers and Kasai now considers Misao a worthy rival.

Dead Of Alive didn’t last long as a team. At first they worked well together, surprising the Miraclians with an attack before the bell. Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki fought back with their double team moves but Su Yung cut off their momentum by spitting red Poison Mist at Sakazaki. Maho Kurone went to give Nakajima the Ouroboros but it was blocked. Sakazaki regained her vision and hit the Magical Girl Splash on Kurone before sending Yung out of the ring with a Hurricanrana. Nakajima then got the win with the Diving Senton to Kurone. After the match Kurone and Yung butted heads before leaving in separate directions. Kurone then attacked Yung backstage. Yukinori Matsui tried to break it up but ended up having his arm bitten by Kurone.

All of the support from the fans wasn’t enough for Maki Ito to beat Riho. Ito was stretched and pulled apart by Riho’s moves but the rallying cries of “Who’s the cutest in the world? Ito-chan!” kept her fighting. She survived a Diving Double Stomp but was finally put down with the Somato. Ito was left in the ring with Mizuki to think about another defeat. Ito said she brought in Mizuki to start the Ito Respect Army but she doesn’t think Mizuki respects her. She only teams with her out of kindness. Well no more! Ito is going to disband the Ito Respect Army! Mizuki stopped her. She isn’t teaming her just out of kindness, she really wants to be with Ito. They hugged and agreed to keep the Ito Respect Army going. They got the crowd to call Ito cute again then Ito sang “Ultra Soul” while they left the ring.

Yuki Aino was feeling so emotional over her debut match that she was already wiping tears from her eyes after her entrance. Aino tagged with her older sister Nodoka-oneesan to take on Yuu and Up Up Girls member Hikari. Aino’s big spot in the match was giving Yuu a Side Suplex. However Yuu recovered and pinned Aino with the Ittenyon throw. Aino said the match felt like it came and went in a blink of an eye. She promises to work hard alongside her sister.

Yuna Manase doesn’t want to waste any time coming back from surgery. Her goal is to win the championship and she will do her best to achieve it.

Four new trainees were introduced to the audience at the beginning of the show. Haruna is only 143cm tall so she will be the shortest member of the roster when she debuts. Kyo comes from an open training class held by that DDT. Yumi is a 13 year old junior high school student who is 173cm tall. Kirino wants to be like Shawn Michaels.


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

March 21, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO ITABASHI!”, 21/03/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
250 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Nodoka-oneesan & Hinano defeated Miu & Raku when Nodoka pinned Raku with the Backflip (5:22).
2. Mizuki defeated Hikari with a Facelock (6:40).
3. Yuu defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Katahajime (5:54).
4. Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone defeated Reika Saiki & Shoko Nakajima when Tatsumi pinned Nakajima with the Missile Hips (11:54).
5. Special Rule Match – 30 Count Outside: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hyper Misao ended in a Double Countout (7:19).
5a. 1 Count Fall Match: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Hyper Misao with the Sliding Lariat (1:02).
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Match: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) defeated Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi when Christie pinned Kobashi with the Christie Agape (11:15).
*V2 for NEO Biishiki-gun.

Marika Kobashi didn’t waste any time in getting her hands on NEO Biishiki-gun and attack them before the match began. The champions regrouped and Saki-sama kept Miyu Yamashita occupied while Azusa Christie pinned Kobashi with the Christie Agape. Afterwards Saki said what Kobashi did to them at the start was cowardly. NEO Biishiki-gun didn’t just choose to become the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Champions, the championship chose them. She told Kobashi to leave but instead Reika Saiki came out. Saiki challenged the champions to a title match but instead of teaming with Yamashita, Saiki will team with Kobashi! Saiki said she has a good eye for talent and she thinks Kobashi can become stronger. Yamashita stared at Saki-sama then gave Saiki her blessing to team with Kobashi. Christie called them rude but she understands they will always go after Saki-sama like insects attracted to a light bulb because they are jealous of Saki’s beauty. Saki accepted the challenge but only because she was in a good mood. After she left, Saiki told Kobashi that it is not that sweet to be strong. Kobashi said she doesn’t care about being sweet, she doesn’t want to be a loser anymore!

Hyper Misao and Yuka Sakazaki agreed to include a 30 count outside the ring for their match. They used the extra time to fight around the room. Sakazaki rolled up Misao in one of the ring mats. Misao escaped and made it back to the ring on the 29th count. Another fight outside led to the girls finding a shopping cart and they pushed it into each other. This time they were both counted out. They asked for a rematch and Tetsuya Koda would only grant it if it was under 1 Count Pinfall rules due to time restraints. The match restarted and Sakazaki won with a Sliding Lariat.

Rika Tatsumi is building up momentum for her TOKYO Princess Title Match. She pinned Shoko Nakajima in her tag match today by escaping the Northern Lights Suplex and hitting the Missile Hips for the three count.

Yuki Kamifuku tried to distract Yuu by complimenting her new hairstyle. Kamifuku later said she would beat Yuu with a Sleeper Hold of her own. Yuu Chopped her to pieces and made her tap to the Katahajime.

Tokyo Joshi Pro’s resident ring announcer Yuki Aino announced at the start of the show she will be graduating from her role in April. However she is doing this so she can debut as a pro wrestler! Aino originally joined Tokyo Joshi to become a wrestler and was part of the same class as Maho Kurone. Unfortunately she gave up her plan when she was unable to balance wrestling training with her other studies. She stuck around to be the ring announcer and became friends with the rest of the roster. Watching her friends wrestle motivated her to get back to training at the end of last year and switch schools so she can juggle both correctly. She is now ready to debut at the 3rd March Korakuen Hall show teaming with Nodoka-oneesan against two unknown opponents.

The new ring announcer beginning in May is Sayuri Nanba. She also originally applied for a role on DDT’s AbemaTV program “DDT Thursday The NIGHT” but she was offered this gig instead.


DNA SUPER TAG, Saki Gifts A Makeover, Isami 4 Belts

March 6, 2018

I will be travelling for the rest of this week so the next blog post won’t be until next Tuesday at the earliest. Any major stories or results that happen while I am gone will still be posted on the @DramaticDDT Twitter account.

DNA “DNA 42”, 07/03/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ethan Page Vs Tomoya Hirata
2. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: MAO & Rising HAYATO Vs Choun-Shiryu & Rekka
3. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Akiro Jo
4. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Keisuke Okuda & Kengo Vs Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
5. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Kouki Iwasaki & X Vs Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
6. Mizuki Watase Vs Minoru Tanaka

The DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT begins tomorrow.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO YOKOHAMA!”, 10/03/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Syoko Nakajima & Raku Vs Hikari & Hinano
2. Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
3. Rika Tatsumi Vs Maki Ito
4. 3 Way Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yuki Kamifuku
5. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Mizuki & Marika Kobashi
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Maho Kurone

Miu is unable to be at the show because of a conflicting schedule. Syoko Nakajima takes her place in the Up Up Girls match.

DDT “SAKI AKAI PRODUCE ~ DDT COLLECTION”, 14/03/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs T2HiJoshi Special Fight: Saki-sama, Azusa Christie & Martha (w/ Yukio Saint Laurent) Vs Margaret★Owashi, Kazuko Hirata & Kazuko Higuchi
2. Outrage 6 Way ~All Bad Guy Members~: Yuko Miyamoto Vs Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yoshiko
3. Shu Shu Match ♡ Kabukicho Yutaro March: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Jun Kasai & X
4. Doki ❤ Aja Full Paint Rumble: Aja Kong Vs HARASHIMA Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Ethan Page Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Maki Ito
5. Miracle Change! DDT collection: Konosuke Takeshita, Soma Takao & Shunma Katsumata Vs KUDO, Akito & MAO

Each participant in the main event will be treated to a hair and makeup job by Saki Akai’s stylist. The match will be changed if Konosuke Takeshita cannot recover from his back injury in time for the show.

DAMNATION, Jun Kasai and his partner will be given plenty of champagne to drink during their match.

Danshoku Dino will be the MC for the event.

BASARA “VAJRA 62 ~BATTLE OF OKE OKAMA~”, 18/03/2018
Aichi Rokujima Sports Center

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Daichi Kazato Vs Kazuhiro Tamura
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs MC.33 Vs X
4. 3 Way Match: FUMA Vs Takato Nakano Vs Yasu Urano
5. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Fuminori Abe & Yusaku Ito
6. Aldini Brothers Vs Sakigake! Metal Family: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs SAGAT & Trans-Am ★ Shinya

What a wonderful time it is for Isami Kodaka. He now has four championships currently in his possession. He has the Union MAX Title from BASARA, shares the STRONGEST-K TAG Titles with Tank Nagai in K-Dojo, and just a few days ago won both the NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Title and the International Jr. Heavyweight Title from Sean Guinness in Zero1. His only complaints are a busy schedule of title defences in his future and carrying around a heavy suitcase containing four championship belts to and from shows.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO ITABASHI!”, 21/03/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Match: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi

NEO Biishiki-gun have purposefully nominated Marika Kobashi as one of their next challengers knowing that she is one of the weakest girls on the roster. Luckily for her, Miyu Yamashita wants to fight by her side. Was this a plan that backfired for Saki-sama & Azusa Christie or have they found a way to sneak into the singles title picture?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “A WALK IN THE PARK 2018”, 21/03/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Special Pinch Hitter Match: Saki Vs Hikaru Shimizu
2. Young Ganbare’s Challenge!: Shuhei Washida Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Mysterious Moment! India And Panda Come Together! Special Tag Match!: Yukihiro Abe & Chikara Vs Brian Aki & J-Soul Pandita III IV
4. Ganbare, Ihashi! Continue Showing It! The “U” Of Ihashi: Gota Ihashi Vs Nobuhiro Tsurumaki
5. Student Pro Wrestler Returns: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs MEN’S Teioh & Onryo
6. Ganpuro Family Vs Katsumura-gun 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Katsumi Oribe Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Keisuke Okuda & Black Ribera

I don’t know where the idea to team up Brian Aki & J-Soul Pandita III IV came from.


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

March 3, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO SEIJO!”, 03/03/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall
300 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yuka Sakazaki & Riku defeated Hinano & Miu when Sakazaki pinned Hinano with a Sliding Lariat (10:02).
2. Rika Tatsumi defeated Hikari with the Dragon Sleeper (7:13).
3. Shoko Nakajima & Rika Tatsumi defeated Maki Ito & Yuki Kamifuku when Nakajima pinned Ito with the Northern Lights Suplex (14:27).
4. Miyu Yamashita & Mizuki defeated Maho Kurone & Marika Kobashi when Yamashita pinned Kobashi with the Attitude Adjustment (10:50).
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) defeated Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan when Christie pinned Nodoka with the Christie Agape (13:52).
*V1 for NEO Biishiki-gun.

Saki-sama felt disappointed by BRAVE☆MATES after the main event. They raised her expectations then failed to reach them. Saki nominated Marika Kobashi to be one of the next challengers even though Kobashi lost her match today. Miyu Yamashita entered the ring and offered to team with Kobashi. She accepted and told everyone she wants to beat NEO Biishiki-gun at all costs.

Hyper Misao & Shoko Nakajima were teaming together today as representatives of the Tokyo Joshi Pro Moral Committee. Misao wanted to handle a serious problem within today’s society and also pro wrestling: bad courtesy showed by young people. This is where Yuki Kamifuku comes in. She was more interested in playing with her phone than wrestling in her match. She went around the ring taking selfies and pictures of the other girls while they wrestled. She also answered a phone call while waiting on the apron for a tag. Kamifuku’s partner Maki Ito was also given some attention by the committee. Misao called her the root of all evil.