DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI DEBUT 15th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL” Results

July 9, 2018

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI DEBUT 15th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL ~IN THE WORLD THERE IS NO STOREHOUSE~”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall
430 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase defeated Daiki Shimomura with a Collapsed La Magistral Cradle (2:38).
1. Ryogoku Style Gauntlet Tag Match: Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano, Akito & Shunma Katsumata, Makoto Oishi & Cherry, Antonio Honda & Riho, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka and Danshoku Dieno & Yoshihiko (w/ Yusuke Inokuma).
1a. Antonio Honda & Riho eliminated Makoto Oishi & Cherry when Honda pinned Oishi after the Somato from Riho (3:06).
1b. Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano eliminated Antonio Honda & Riho by Ring Out when Urano threw out Honda (3:49).
1c. Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano eliminated Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka when Takeshita pinned Rekka with a Lariat (3:02).
1d. Danshoku Dieno & Yoshihiko (w/ Yusuke Inokuma) eliminated Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano by Ring Out when Yoshihiko threw out Takeshita (4:40).
1e. Akito & Shunma Katsumata eliminated Danshoku Dieno & Yoshihiko (w/ Yusuke Inokuma) by Referee Stoppage when Shimomura choked out Inokuma (3:39).
1f. Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Higuchi pinned Katsumata with a Hurricanrana Cutback (0:43).
1g. Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keisuke Ishii when Hoshitango pinned Matsunaga with the Midnight Buenos Aires (3:49).
2. MAO Vs DJ Nira ended in a No Contest (12:59).
3. DAMNATION Vs Irie-gun: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Shigehiro Irie, Sammy Guevara, Facade & Baliyan Akki when Sasaki pinned Akki with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (13:14).
4. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Saki Akai & Gota Ihashi defeated Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei, Gorgeous Matsuno, Emi Sakura & Chupacabra (w/ Miyako Haru) when Akai pinned Chupacabra with a Diving Body Attack (7:46).
5. Yukio Sakaguchi & Manjimaru defeated Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno when Sakaguchi submitted Ueno with the Modified Cobra Clutch (14:00).
6. KUDO, HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka defeated Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO & Tanomusaku Toba when KUDO pinned Toba with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:59).
7. Isami Kodaka defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Isamuashi Zan (27:11).

Even though this show was put together to celebrate Masahiro Takanashi’s 15th anniversary in wrestling, he only appeared for the main event match against Isami Kodaka. He never came out at the start of the show, instead nominating Sayaka Obihiro to give the opening speech. After the main event, he bowed in the centre of the ring to every side of the building then made his exit. KUDO and Yukio Sakaguchi closed out the show with a speech on his behalf. He didn’t stick around for any backstage interviews either. Kodaka said that the generation that he and Takanashi are a part of still need to step up against the younger wrestlers.

There was a nostalgic theme to the show with a lot of former DDT wrestlers showing up. Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO & Tanomusaku Toba were the mystery trio taking on KUDO, HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka. Everyone shook hands with each other after the match, but slapped Ken Ohka when he tried to shake them.

The UMA Corps targeted Saki Akai earlier in the week by sending one of their monsters to stalk her. Today she got to face off against the Chupacabra as part of a colourful 10-Man Tag Match also featuring the returns of T2Hide, Gota Ihashi, the Brahman BrothersGorgeous Matsuno and Emi Sakura. Ihashi wanted to protect Akai but the other team easily beat him up. Kazuki Hirata brought back the Hirata GO! glasses and danced to his music. The song annoyed the Brahman Brothers because it brought back bad memories from their Toryumon lives. Brahman Shu threw a briefcase at Akai but she ducked and it hit Chupacabra instead. Akai then pinned Chupacabra with a Diving Body Press. The Brahmans fled after the match but the UMA leader Miyako Haru warned Akai that the UMA are everywhere like a black shadow. Hirata interrupted her by giving Hirata GO! glasses to everyone and they all danced.

Both MAO and DJ Nira kept putting Daisuke Kiso in harm’s way. They kept blaming each other until Kiso took one bump too many and called off the match for his own safety.

The Tag Gauntlet had plenty on offer. Makoto Oishi & Cherry were ambushed by Antonio Honda & Riho at the start. Riho later saved Honda from getting pinned by hitting Oishi with the Somato, rolling Honda back on top for the three count. Konosuke Takeshita did not hesitate to fight Riho one on one. Honda & Riho hit each other with Bionic Elbows when Yasu Urano dodged them. Urano then threw Honda out of the ring to eliminated that team. Takeshita tried to use Rekka’s Nishinari Elbow against him but missed. Takeshita was able to pin him with a Lariat afterwards. The mystery team were revealed to be Danshoku Dieno & Yoshihiko with Yusuke Inokuma as Yoshihiko’s holder. Inokuma threw Yoshihiko at Takeshita to knock him off the apron and eliminate his team. Dieno & Yoshihiko were then eliminated by Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Inakuma got tangled up in Yoshihiko’s string and accidentally hung himself over the ropes while Katsumata gave Yoshihiko a Piledriver. Rather than count the pin, Yukinori Matsui immediately eliminated Dieno & Yoshihiko to save Inokuma. Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi entered in sumo gear and quickly beat ALL OUT. Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keisuke Ishii were the final entry but they lost out to the sumo team.


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

July 8, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL FIGHT”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall
404 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuu defeated Nodoka-oneesan by TKO with the Katahajime (7:38).
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Rika Tatsumi with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (13:25).
3. 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase defeated Hyper Misao and Yuki Aino when Manase pinned Aino with the Kakato Drop (8:09).
4. Sakisama, Azusa Christie & Martha defeated Shoko Nakajima, Yuki Kamifuku & Hikari when Sakisama submitted Hikari with the Versailles Foot Choke (12:19).
5. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki defeated Miu, Raku & Hinano when Ito pinned Hinano with the DDT (10:28).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: Yuu defeated Yuka Sakazaki with the Last Ride (9:44).

For the 2nd time Yuu has won the TOKYO Princess Cup! The final rounds took place today with Yuu beating Nodoka-oneesan and Yuka Sakazaki beating Rika Tatsumi to set up the main event. Yuu’s big win happened when she caught Sakazaki in midair and Power Bombed her. She then hit the Last Ride Power Bomb for the three count. Yuu let out a big cry when she won.

Yuu said she first won the Princess Cup two years ago. She wasn’t afraid of anything back then because she was undefeated and she had a lot of fun with wrestling. This time however there is a lot on her mind. She lost the TOKYO Princess Title, the girls around her a getting stronger and there are new juniors underneath her filling up the Tokyo Joshi Pro roster. It has her wondering where her place in Tokyo Joshi is. But the one thing she can do without fail is believe in her strength. She believes in her wrestling and is happy to be a part of Tokyo Joshi. She might be in a better place now than she was two years ago. That leads to something else Yuu wants to do. She called out Miyu Yamashita and challenged her to a TOKYO Princess Title match! Yuu believes she has to be at a certain level to fight for the championship and today she reached it. Yamashita said of course she accepts the challenge. Yamashita knows her strength the best and told Yuu not to limit herself. Yamashita wants both herself and Yuu to be at their mental and physical best until one of them runs out. The match will take place on the 25th August Korakuen Hall show. Yuu promised she will be standing in the ring at the end of the summer as the TOKYO Princess Champion!

In the semi-finals, Nodoka was beaten with the Katahajime but she never gave up. The referee had to stop the match when she lost consciousness. Nodoka thanked everyone for their support and said she changed a lot of minds in just three matches. She wants to take the next step this summer.

Tatsumi threw everything she had at Sakazaki including a surprise attack to start the match. Sakazaki was able to escape the Dragon Sleeper by rolling out of it. She then countered the Dragon Twist Of Fate into the Merry Go Round. That put Tatsumi in position for the Magical Magical Girl Splash to give Sakazaki the victory. It was a blow for Tatsumi because she anticipated reaching the final.

Maki Ito Headbutted her way out of trouble and score the win for her team.

NEO Biishiki-gun won their match in spite of some tension between Azusa Christie and Martha. Christie got in the way whenever Martha & Sakisama did double team moves together. Hikari from the Up Up Girls almost got a surprise win over Sakisama with a Cobra Twist and a Sleeper Hold but Sakisama eventually made her give up to the Versailles Foot Choke. Christie and Martha continued to bother each other after the match so Sakisama ordered both of them to sit down. She told both of them how ugly they were acting today. Sakisama loves both of them equally. Christie protested and said she only wants Sakisama to love her. Sakisama asked Christie if she trusts her and Christie eventually replied with “Only Saki’s love is the truth”. Now calm, Christie admitted she may have judged Martha too soon. She promises to be more strong, friendly and beautiful for Sakisama in the future. Christie and Martha reconciled and look to be back on the same page. For now.

Hyper Misao thinks Yuki Aino needs a heroic awakening to win a match so she gave her a superhero mask similar to her own to wear. When Aino put the mask on, she found out that the mask allows Misao to talk directly to her heart. Yuki Aino turned into Hyper Yuki and she did a lot of Misao’s mannerisms. The power did help Aino when she fought Yuna Manase but every time she made progress, Misao ran in to try and steal the pin. Aino had enough of Misao taking advantage of her and wrestled the rest of the match without the mask. But without the extra power, Aino fell to Manase and lost the match.

Two new trainees introduced themselves. Mahiro is from Gunma. Himawari Unagi is a Youtuber and an actor. Both girls began their training in May.

A one day tag team lottery tournament will take place at the Tokyo Joshi Pro Beer Garden show on 4th August. The Yeah! Metcha Tag Team Tournament 2018 Summer will feature between 6 to 8 teams made up of random pairings. The winning team will receive a gorgeous prize named after the summer.

Priscilla Kelly returns to Tokyo Joshi in August. Her confirmed shows so far are 18/8 in Nagoya and 25/8 in Korakuen.


Irie-gun Grows, Sasaki Has Big Love For Asuka, Campsite Pro Wrestling Is Back

July 6, 2018

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI DEBUT 15th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL ~IN THE WORLD THERE IS NO STOREHOUSE~”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. Ryogoku Style Gauntlet Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Makoto Oishi & Cherry Vs Antonio Honda & Riho Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keisuke Ishii Vs Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
2. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon, Toru Owashi, Saki Akai & Gota Ihashi Vs Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei, Gorgeous Matsuno, Emi Sakura & Chupacabra (w/ Miyako Haru)
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Manjimaru Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
4. KUDO, HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka Vs X, X & X
5. DAMNATION Vs Irie-gun: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shigehiro Irie, Sammy Guevara, Facade & Baliyan Akki
6. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Isami Kodaka

Irie-gun is really taking on an international flavour. Indian wrestler Baliyan Akki (sorry for getting his name wrong all this time) who has been competing in DNA and Ganbare☆Wrestling this year is the latest addition to the unit.

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

0. NO TV Match: Yuki Ueno Vs Akito
0. NO TV Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Rekka
1. Daisuke Sasaki & Asuka Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie, Sammy Guevara & Facade Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Keisuke Ishhi, MAO & Daiki Shimomura
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: KUDO (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita Vs Toru Owashi Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Saki Akai Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Saori Anou
4. Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
5. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 4th Match: Dick Togo Vs Kota Umeda
6. DDT Extreme Title – Blindfolded Hidden Breasts Death Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Antonio Honda

The main event will be light hearted but both HARASHIMA and Antonio Honda will take it seriously. There’s a championship and a Right To Challenge Gauntlet on the line after all.

Kota Umeda is currently 0-3 in his trial series but the wealth of talent and experience on offer is making this a worthwhile project for the youngster. Dick Togo is next up on his list.

This week’s episode saw the surprise first appearance of the “Neon Ninja” Facade, walking down to the ring as part of Irie-gun. The guy is a high risk taker and adds another dangerous element to Shigehiro Irie’s growing faction.

A change in attitude is afoot in DAMNATION and it is all because Daisuke Sasaki has fallen in love. He and Asuka originally hit it off at the Toshimaen Street Wrestling show back in May and when they got to team up again this week, Sasaki did everything he could to protect Asuka during the match. Sasaki says DAMNATION now stands for “Big Love” and he is eager to team up with Asuka again. While Asuka is calling herself the “DAMNATION Diva” there hasn’t been any official decision made in the group yet to induct her as the newest member. She’s at least in a better position in connection to the group than Nobuhiro Shimatani so far.

Danshoku Dieno is serving a one show suspension from the “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” broadcast after he was sent off during the World Cup Rules match this week. He is relegated to the dark match because of this.

DDT “DRAMATIC MOOD SEIJO↑↑ 2018”, 14/07/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Yuki Iino
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Kota Umeda
3. Antonio Honda & Keisuke Ishii Vs Akito & Kazusada Higuchi
4. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Facade & Mizuki Watase
6. Shigehiro Irie & Sammy Guevara Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno
7. Shirioshi City Is Number One! No, It Is Osaki City! It Is Seijo In A Way! Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs MAO

Another city vs city grudge has popped up in DDT with Tetsuya Endo and MAO both fighting for their hometowns. Seijo Hall plays the neutral ground for those two to solve their differences.

DDT “TOYOCHO GOLD’S GYM SUPER CENTER GRAND OPENING MEMORIAL MAT PRO WRESTLING ~MUSCLE IS A LIFETIME CLOTHING~”, 17/07/2018
Tokyo Toyocho Gold’s Gym Super Center 4th Floor

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & HARASHIMA Vs Danshoku Dieno & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga

I think Shunma Katsumata should have been in this match teaming with Akito. Then I remember Katsumata only has a low tier membership with his local Gold’s Gym so he probably doesn’t see the point in travelling over to the grand opening of a new branch.

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

1. Shinsyu Pro Wrestling Offer Match: X Vs X
2. Kazuki Hirata & 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

The Timo Timo Timo Dragons have stopped the gimmick and will return to normal. That means Kazuki Hirata is back in the spots where Hiratimo Dragon was previously advertised in.

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

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Yuki Ueno
1. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi, Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Sammy Guevara, Jason Kincaid, Facade & Mizuki Watase
2. Uchikomi! Belt Scramble Tag Rumble: KUDO & Saki Akai Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda & Alex Ace Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Super Sasadango Machine & Yuki Iino Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi
3. Big Love! Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Asuka
4. T2HiJoshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Korakuen Super Hot Whirlpool!~: Francoise☆Takagi, Margaret★Owashi & Kazuko Hirata Vs Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Carousel❤Shun
5. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA
*HARASHIMA will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

Daisuke Sasaki’s love for Asuka has led to a singles match between the two. Except maybe Sasaki doesn’t think it’s a wrestling match. Whatever it is, he’s organising something for Asuka and so far she’s going along with it.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #12”, 24/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Jun Kasai & Daisuke Sasaki
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako & Cassandra Miyagi

Tenshin Nasukawa is cleared to go and ready to return so he can kick Ken Ohka’s ass!

DDT “CAMPSITE PRO WRESTLING 2018 ~ HISTORY’S STRONGEST 40,000 TATAMI MOVEMENT DRAMATIC DREAM NATURE LAND TWIN AND HIS YOUNGER BROTHER~”, 02/09/2018
Yamanashi Natureland Om

Campsite Pro Wrestling returns! One of DDT’s trademark outdoor events is back for another year. Michael Nakazawa is the only announced name so far.


This Month’s Maji Manji Matches, Name Contra Name In BASARA, ALL OUT Joshi

July 2, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #10”, 03/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. NO TV Match: Soma Takao Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda
2. Deliver It To Mari Yaguchi! It Is A 3 Way Match!: Isami Kodaka Vs Sammy Guevara Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Timo Timo Timo Timo Dragons All Together Step!: Ultimo Dragon, Takatimo Dragon, Washitimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Yuki Iino
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Asuka Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Saki Akai
6. Spring Special In The Summer! Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO Vs Masashi Takeda

DDT is mixing up some ideas for this month’s “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” episodes. First up they are bringing in death match specialist Masashi Takeda to take part in a crazy Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match. Kazusada Higuchi’s involvement guarantees a broken table or two. MAO also gets a little out of control in these kind of matches too. Konosuke Takeshita is kind of the odd man out but this is the sort of variety he’s been looking to get into since losing the KO-D Openweight Title.

HARASHIMA has both of his upcoming major opponents involved in his match. He teams with Antonio Honda a week before their DDT Extreme Title match. On the opposing side, Shigehiro Irie is ramping up the pressure against his next intended challenger.

The Timo Timo Timo Dragons are hoping that Ultimo Dragon will want to team with them. The unmasking stuff isn’t going to fly with him.

As soon as Isami Kodaka found out that singer Mari Yaguchi was the special guest for this episode he asked to be a part of the show.

It’s DAMNATION versus DAMNATION in the dark match. Okay, not really. Maybe some day Nobuhiro Shimatani can get officially added to the group as a proper member instead of a gofer boy.

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

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Rika Tatsumi
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuu Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase Vs Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino
4. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Miu, Raku & Hinano
5. Sakisama, Azusa Christie & Martha Vs Shoko Nakajima, Yuki Kamifuku & Hikari
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

The 8 year old maid Martha returns to Tokyo Joshi Pro after she was happily reunited with her parents last year. Thing you should look out for here is how Azusa Christie will handle being in a trio. She usually doesn’t like having other women teaming with Sakisama. But Martha is already a trusted member of NEO Biishiki-gun so there shouldn’t be any trouble in the unit.

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

1. Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – 4th Match: Dick Togo Vs Kota Umeda
3. DDT Extreme Title – Blindfolded Hidden Breasts Death Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Antonio Honda

The Extreme Title is up for grabs in a rematch of the dreaded stipulation from November 2013. Both HARASHIMA and Honda will wrestle blindfolded while wearing bras. The goal is to reach out and strip off the opponent’s bra. HARASHIMA won the first time but Honda has gained more experience in similar matches since then, winning one such bout at Sumo Hall in August 2015.

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

1. Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry!: Gouma Ryu Vs Yoshihisa Uto
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo Vs Fuminori Abe, Manabu Hara & Takuya Nomura
4. Two Major Renaming Matches – Name Contra Name: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Ryuichi Sekine (Special Referee: Tsutomu Oosugi)
5. Two Major Renaming Matches – Name Contra Name: Best Stretchman V3 Vs Banana Senga (Special Referee: Tsutomu Oosugi)
6. Isami Kodaka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match: Isami Kodaka & Naomichi Marufuji Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
7. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: FUMA Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Two different Name Vs Name matches are taking place on this show. Best Stretchman V3 and Banana Senga will be fighting to escape their gimmicks. The loser will be forced to stay as they are for the rest of time. Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi and Ryuichi Sekine are trying to rename each other Ryuji. The loser of that will have to change their name from Ryuichi to Ryuji. Tsutomu Oosugi is assigned as the referee for both matches.

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

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani, Daiki Shimomura & Koju Takeda Vs Katsumi Oribe, Yuto Kikuchi & Yuki Aoki
2. Kouki Iwasaki & Tomoya Hirata Vs Brian Aki & Rekka
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs MAO & Rising HAYATO
4. Shunma Katsumata Vs TORU
5. Kota Umeda Vs Sammy Guevara
6. Irie-gun Vs Naomi Kingdom!: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo
7. DNA Naniwa Summit Decisive Battle!: Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Kota Umeda Vs Sammy Guevara should be a good one.

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

1. T2HiJoshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Korakuen Super Hot Whirlpool!~: Francoise☆Takagi, Margaret★Owashi & Kazuko Hirata Vs Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Carousel❤Shun
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA
*HARASHIMA will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

ALL OUT are being put through an experiment to prepare for their KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence against the Sendai Girls. They won’t be wrestling on 22nd July. Instead their cousins Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Carousel❤Shun will come in to take on another set of DDT cousins in a match they will probably get away with calling a “joshi” bout.

The “DAMNATION DIVA” Asuka and “The Vengeful One” Alex Ace will be on the show. Ace is a 31 year old Spanish wrestler originally trained by Joe E. Legend and now learning his trade from Angelico. He is 209cm high and weighs 115kg.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #12”, 24/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Jun Kasai & Daisuke Sasaki
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako & Cassandra Miyagi

This isn’t going to be a friendly day out between ALL OUT and Sendai Girls. Meiko Satomura made it clear that ALL OUT are now enemies in her eyes. ALL OUT’s plan to defend the titles against outsiders may end at the starting blocks if they don’t take this match seriously.

The last couple of times Daisuke Sasaki and Jun Kasai were in the ring together they were rivals. Now they have to be on the same page to fight Irie-gun.


What Are You Doing This Sunday, DDT Prepares For The Best Ever, Heaven Summit Semi-Finals

June 22, 2018

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. Worldwide Match: Mike Bailey Vs Sammy Guevara
3. “KUDO” 15th Anniversary Memorial Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine
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

It’s been a month since he won it but Shigehiro Irie is ready for his first KO-D Openweight Title defence. Kazusada Higuchi has been a thorn in his side in the build up to this match. Power Vs Power is to be expected here but some words from Higuchi suggests that something more will be needed to determine who wins.

How much can you take DAMNATION at their word? They promise not to cheat or interfere in the DDT Extreme Title Match for the sake of sportsmanship but other than that there hasn’t really been anything else put in place to enforce the stipulation.

KUDO is celebrating 15 years of being a pro wrestler but everyone else involved in the match have their own accomplishments from 15 years ago to celebrate from company debuts to tournament wins.

DDT’s website has given a run down on Sammy Guevara in preparation for his debut. He’s being put in the ring against Mike Bailey because he might go through the same road Bailey has been on during his DDT career so far. Guevara’s nickname of “The Best Ever” has DDT wondering if he can prove it. Whatever happens, this could be the start of a new Japanese dream for a foreign wrestler. I think they have high hopes for this lad.

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

Dove Pro are coming back in to BASARA to renew last year’s inter-promotional rivalry.

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

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. 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
3. Mr. Maji Manji Battle: Makoto Oishi Vs Kota Umeda
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Tenshin Nasukawa suffered a wrist injury from his recent kickboxing match in RISE and is taking four weeks of rest to recover. His role on this show to kick Ken Ohka a lot has been postponed until he is back in his best condition. However he will still be in attendance to do some commentary for the episode.

Meiko Satomura will be on the show for her first DDT appearance since winning her Right To Challenge Gauntlet.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “UP UP TOKYO JOSHI ~ALL UPPER KICK TOGETHER!~”, 27/06/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Yuu & Reika Saiki
2. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuna Manase & Yuki Aino
3. Up Up Girls (Fake) Shinjuku Super Battleball: Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yuki Kamifuku (w/ Makoto Oishi & Hyper Misao)
4. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Raku
5. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Hikari
6. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hinano
7. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Miu

NEO Biishiki-gun and Yuna Manase are all back after a brief absence.

BASARA “VAJRA 72 ~FEAST~”, 28/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Gouma Ryu Vs Aaron Anders & Daiki Shimomura
3. Best Stretchman V3 This Is The Real Final Chapter “Banana Senga’s Last Day”: Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Banana Senga & Ryuichi Sekine
4. Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita Vs Trans-Am ★ Tomato, SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi-Final: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Yasu Urano
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi-Final: FUMA Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi

The two leading figures of the Metal Family face off in the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ semi-final. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi is the first winner of the tournament while FUMA made it to the final last year. On the other side Ryota Nakatsu can climb a big wall in the form of veteran Yasu Urano and establish himself in a bigger position on the BASARA roster.

Takumi Tsukamoto and Gouma Ryu were originally supposed to face each other but instead they will team up to take on Aaron Anders & Daiki Shimomura. Anders is getting more bookings across the DDT family while he is in Japan.

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

1. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
2. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Saki Akai Local Triumph! Kyoto Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Yoshiko

The Saki Akai Vs Yoshiko rivalry is brought back for Akai’s homecoming show.

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

1. Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi
2. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
3. 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Sammy Guevara Vs Daiki Shimomura

No time is being wasted in putting Guevara in the ring with Konosuke Takeshita.

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI DEBUT 15th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL ~IN THE WORLD THERE IS NO STOREHOUSE~”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Ryogoku Style Gauntlet Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Makoto Oishi & Cherry Vs Antonio Honda & Riho Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Keisuke Ishii Vs Hoshitango & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
2. Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon, Toru Owashi, Saki Akai & Gota Ihashi Vs Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei, Gorgeous Matsuno, Emi Sakura & Chupacabra (w/ Miyako Haru)
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Manjimaru Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
4. KUDO, HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka Vs X, X & X
5. DAMNATION Vs Irie-gun: X & X Vs X & X
6. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Isami Kodaka

The gauntlet match will consist of five minute matches. In the case of a draw in any of the matches both teams will be eliminated.


Princess Cup Final Fight, Imanari Revolution Approaches Its Destination, Up Up Tokyo Joshi

June 19, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “UP UP TOKYO JOSHI ~ALL UPPER KICK TOGETHER!~”, 27/06/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Raku
2. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Hikari
3. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hinano
4. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Miu

A random draw held yesterday determined the matches. Miu had wanted a singles match with Miyu Yamashita so she is happy with the draw. A chance to wrestle the TOKYO Princess Champion will make up for her failing to qualify for the Tokyo Princess Cup. Yamashita doesn’t know what to expect from Miu. Her only focus is to defeat whoever is put in front of her. However Yamashita kind of sees Miu in the same position that she herself was in with Meiko Satomura last year. Yamashita obviously isn’t on Satomura’s level but the gap of experience here is kind of similar if on a smaller scale. Hinano says that whenever she fought Yuka Sakazaki in tag matches, she felt the atmosphere in the room change. She thinks Sakazaki is scarily fast and that is her strength. Shoko Nakajima is feeling nostalgic about this show because it reminds her of the early Tokyo Joshi Pro events that featured local idol performances inbetween the matches. She feels like she is just as much going to a music festival than she is going to a wrestling show. Hikari is currently the most experienced of the Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) after competing in the Princess Cup. She lost to Sakazaki but she is looking forward to wrestling the other member of the Miraclians one on one. Rika Tatsumi calls Raku the most beautiful looking girl in the Up Up Girls. She has a mysterious face that cannot be read. Tatsumi was also once a member of an idol group but was kicked out a month after their debut CD was launched. She thinks the Up Up Girls are in a better environment today than she was back then.

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

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Rika Tatsumi
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuu Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

The semi-finals are set. Yuka Sakazaki has a chance to make it to the final two years in a row. Yuu is the only previous winner still in the tournament. This is the furthest round that both Rika Tatsumi and Nodoka-oneesan have ever reached.

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. This Is Ganbare☆Wrestling! ~Charisma Vs Revolutionary~: Ken Ohka Vs Yumehito Imanari

It’s been brewing for two months but the Imanari Revolution will collide with the heart and soul of Ganbare☆Wrestling himself in the main event. Yumehito Imanari launched his revolution to push himself up the card and loosen Ken Ohka’s monopoly of the main event spot in the process. It has led to Imanari winning more than usual and closing the distance while Ohka finds himself a little less relevant in his own promotion.

Keisuke Ishii already has a new challenger for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title even if he doesn’t believe it. Ayumu Honda from K-DOJO came out at the last show to challenge him for a title shot. Ishii ignored the challenge until Honda attacked him. That somehow still didn’t get his message across but the title match will go ahead at some point anyway. Until then Ishii is teaming with Chikara to take on Honda and his fellow K-DOJO pal Kyu Mogami.


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