King’s Game Handicap Match, More Ganbare News, Dai Suzuki Retirement

November 14, 2017

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
3. King’s Game The Animation Infomercial Match – 1 Vs 5 Handicap Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata, Koji Yoshida, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Saki Akai
4. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shiro Koshinaka, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

Sanshiro Takagi accidentally spoiled the reveal of his team’s mystery captain for the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles match. It is Shiro Koshinaka.

Danshoku Dino’s latest attention grabbing idea is to put himself into a Handicap match against 5 other wrestlers and have it sponsored by King’s Game The Animation. King’s Game is a horror anime based on a popular visual novel. Several voice actors from the show will also be involved in the match somehow.

DDT “BIG HOUSE ARROW HOMETOWN 2017”, 25/11/2017
Toyama Takaoka Coeur

1. Akito Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
3. Tale Of Toyama – Ken Ohka’s Triumphant Return! Takaoka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Ken Ohka Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

DDT is back in Ken Ohka’s hometown so he will be teaming with Smile Squash to face DAMNATION.

BASARA “VAJRA 53 ~LIFE LOVE LIFE~”, 26/11/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano Vs Kazuhiro Tamura, Daisuke Kanehira & Fuminori Abe
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Defendant X
4. Trans-Am ★ Family Vs IRON PRIEST: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
5. Special Single Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Minoru Tanaka
6. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Minoru Tanaka returns to BASARA this time as himself instead of his Trans-Am alter ego.

DDT “I WANT TO SPREAD THE WINGS AND FLY 2017”, 26/11/2017
Yamagata Big Wing

1. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
2. Gorgeous Matsuno Debut In Yamagata 15th Anniversary Special Single Match: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Masahiro Takanashi
3. The Yaro Full Of YaroZ Full Conflict!: Toru Owashi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda

The celebration of Gorgeous Matsuno’s 15 year long wrestling career continues.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I LOVE YOU MUSCAT 2017”, 26/11/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Ganjo’s Symbol Vs Shabby Thick Makeup!: HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu
2. Ganpuro “Kotori” Farewell Rumble!: “Kotori” Vs X
3. Ganbare The Tryout Season 2: Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter Vs Ganbare The Akihabara & Ganbare The Power
4. Ken Ohka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Toryumon 7th Graders Vs Sayama Sayama~: Ken Ohka & “brother” YASSHI Vs Shota & Yumehito Imanari
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Shinichiro Tominaga

Daisuke Sasaki wants to defend his title against TAKA Michinoku but DDT’s schedule is currently preventing that from happening. Until that gets sorted, Sasaki has to put his belt on the line against Shinichiro Tominaga instead. Tominaga wants to prove that his low tier status will not hold him back from beating Sasaki and becoming a champion.

The Ganbare masked man tryouts are moving on to a second audition after the first failed horribly. Yukihiro Abe is getting a second chance as Ganbare The Akihabara. Joining him is Ganbare The Power, presumably Chikara.

DNA “DNA 39”, 13/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. DNA Vs IGF!: Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Okuda
2. Diego DNA Last Match!: Diego Vs Shunma Katsumata
3. Dai Suzuki Retirement Match ~Farewell Inexperienced Person~: Dai Suzuki Vs Ken Ohka

In sad DNA news Dai Suzuki has announced he will retire from pro wrestling on 13th December. Away from wrestling, Suzuki has been working in an after school day service for children. While he enjoyed wrestling, Suzuki feels a stronger desire to work for social services and decided to put his focus on that as his career. Suzuki wants his retirement match to be against Ken Ohka because he is an inspiration to him. There was a time before Suzuki debuted in DNA where he got injured and by coincidence met Ohka in the same hospital. Ohka gave him the following advice: “I do not know how hard I can go, but I will still work hard.” Those words stuck with Suzuki and has motivated him ever since.

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ALL OUT Vs Smile Squash, Other November Cards

November 8, 2017

DNA “DNA 38”, 09/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Rekka Vs Makoto Oishi
2. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Daiki Shimomura
3. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda
4. Mizuki Watase Vs Akira Jo
5. Shunma Katsumata & Diego Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
6. Kota Umeda Return Match: Kota Umeda & MAO Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo

Yuki Iino has been out of action for the last month because of an old elbow injury from his days playing rugby. After a medical examination it was discovered Iino fractured a ligament in his elbow and also has damage on the right side of his ulnar nerve. He will continue to miss shows for the time being. The earliest prediction of his return is in three months time but that is likely to change.

DDT “KEISUKE ISHII BOX OFFICE PINK KNEEL KICK 2017 ~GOOD DAY’S TRAVEL~”, 11/11/2017
Tokorozawa Citizen Gymnasium Sub-Arena

1. Monbetsu Cannon Vs Shimatani’s Small Rifle: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Danshoku Dino, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Fresh Ariyama Greengrocer Cup Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Mad Paulie Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Diego
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Diego recently won his first proper championship in DDT. He has his sights on one more title before he heads home to Chile in December. Diego is hoping to beat Daisuke Sasaki again, this time to win the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title.

There is a 28cm height difference between Kazusada Higuchi and Nobuhiro Shimatani. That’s the selling point of their match.

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKUGANRYU! 2017”, 12/11/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Danshoku Dino & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Memory Of Wonderful Wrestler Vs Gongitsune!: Keisuke Ishii Vs Antonio Honda
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
5. The Best One Is Shiroishi City! No, It Is Osaki City! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki

ALL OUT Vs Smile Squash sets up the rest of the month for DDT.

DDT “HEISEI DAIMYO DRAMATIC-KUN 2017”, 18/11/2017
Shizuoka Create Hamamatsu

1. Hungry Black Trout Vs Tentative Fierce Fighter: Akito Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Naomi Yoshimura
3. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao, Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey
6. Hanamatsu Specialty! If You Do Not Sing, Wait Until Crying Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki

Naomi Yoshimura gets another shot in DDT after his hand injury kept him away.

BASARA “VAJRA 52 ~OSAKA WINTER CLUB FLOWER~”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Yuki Aoki
2. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & HUB Vs Yasu Urano, Shinya Ishida & Fuminori Abe
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Daichi Kazato vs Tsubasa & Billy Ken Kid
4. Hardcore Match: SAGAT Vs Naoki Tanizaki
5. Isami Kodaka & Masamune Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu

One week before their Union MAX Title match, Isami Kodaka and Ryuichi Sekine square off in one more tag match.

DDT “DRAMATIC FLOWER FAIR 2017”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall

1. Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Toru Owashi, Keisuke Ishii, Kazuki Hirata & MAO
3. Ref. DNA Naniwa War ~Osaka City Vs Yaoshi City~: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno
4. YuniωA Handicap Match Trials!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Yuni Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
5. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. DAMNATION Vs Team OsaCanada: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano

The ALL OUT Vs Smile Squash rivalry involves two title matches this month. First up is ALL OUT’s first defence of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Smile Squash is bringing back Yasu Urano in a bid to take the straps.

DDT “CARP IN THE KOI! 2017”, 20/11/2017
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multi-Purpose Hall

1. MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dino Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 6-Man Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie, Antonio Honda & Rey Paloma Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Ishii
3. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Akito & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Honorable 6-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey

Way back in June, former MMA fighter turned pro wrestler Takeshi Okada announced he would be appearing on this DDT show in Hiroshima. Now we finally know what his match is. He’s teaming with Kenshin Chikano to face Akito & Kouki Iwasaki.

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
3. Something By Danshoku P: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Saki Akai Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Koji Yoshida
4. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs YaroZ-gun Leader X, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

Last week in Shin-Kiba, Konosuke Takeshita & Akito stepped up to challenge HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Akito fought Marufuji once before and is counting down the days to this match so he can wrestle him again. He even promised to tweet Marufuji the day before the show to remind him.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES SHINJUKU”, 23/11/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Maho Kurone Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Marika Kobashi
3. Hyper Misao Return Match: Hyper Misao Vs Rika Tatsumi
4. Saki-sama Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Next Challenger & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

The No. 1 Contendership for the TOKYO Princess Title will be between Miyu Yamashita and Yuu. If Yuu is still the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion then that belt will be on the line too. Their only previous singles match took place in September 2016 when Yuu beat Yamashita to win the Princess Title. Yamashita has promised to attack, attack, attack and attack to avenge her loss.

The Miracle Apricots are not taking their first challengers lightly. Yuka Sakazaki lost to the Super Milk Combination in a non-title tag match last week. She sees them as a giant gate to climb over. Syoko Nakajima also knows that the challengers’ team name is not a gag, it’s a description of their strength. Nonoko & Yuna Manase want to use their big chests to overpower the champion team’s speed and technical abilities.

Hyper Misao is back in action after an ACL and meniscus surgery took her out of action for over 10 months. Her debut match took place in Shinjuku FACE so her return match in the same venue feels like a re-debut. Rika Tatsumi is her chosen opponent. They went to see the movie “IT” together recently and Tatsumi had to restrain herself from figuring out what Misao’s match strategy will be.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “I LOVE YOU MUSCAT 2017”, 26/11/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Ganjo’s Symbol Vs Shabby Thick Makeup!: HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu
2. Ganpuro “Kotori” Farewell Rumble!: “Kotori” Vs X
3. Ken Ohka Debut 16th Anniversary Memorial Match ~Toryumon 7th Graders Vs Sayama Sayama~: Ken Ohka & “brother” YASSHI Vs Shota & Yumehito Imanari
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs DAMNATION!: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Daisuke Sasaki

No word yet on if the main event will be for the Indy World Jr. Title. I expect so if Sasaki beats Diego. Shinichiro Tominaga deserves it after his Amateurs Vs Professionals comparison at the last show.

It’s a Toryumon reunion of sorts for Ken Ohka’s 16th Anniversary.

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada Vs Kenou & Hajime Ohara
5. Differ Cup Memorial Special Single Match: Taiji Ishimori Vs Mike Bailey
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

Tomoya Hirata is the second half of the FREEDOMS team.


What’s Up In November?

October 25, 2017

DDT “PEANUTS, YOU CAN TAKE PROTEIN FOR IT! IN CHIBA 2017”, 28/10/2017
Chiba Blue Field

1. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & MAO Vs Akito & Rekka
3. Antonio Honda Vs Yuki Ueno
4. Tetsuya Endo Vs Shunma Katsumata
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
6. Inner Chamber, Outer Chamber, Big Runaway! Chiba Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

The effects of this year’s Dramatic Election are now gone so it’s time to look forward to the remainder of 2017.

DDT “SHINSHU CHASHU MINANOSHU 2017”, 29/10/2017
Nagano City Art Center Act Park

1. Mad Paulie Vs Diego
2. HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Soma Takao & Shunma Katsumata
4. Keisuke Ishii Vs MAO
5. DDT Nagano Sales Manager Tori Owashi (Free) Local Triumph! “Owashi And Funny Friends Part 2” Special 6-Man Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda
6. Nagano Specialty! Shinshu Shinano Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase

Toru Owashi is in charge of this show.

BASARA “HIROSHI AID”, 29/10/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Daichi Kazato
2. Yasu Urano & Gouma Ryu Vs Shinya Ishida & Takato Nakano
3. Trans-Am ★ Shinya & SAGAT Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
4. Isami Kodaka & Tank Nagai Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
5. Find The Next Generation Trans-Am! Hiroshi Birth! Rumble: X Vs X

Everyone in BASARA is helping out with raising money for Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi while he recovers from his injury. “HIROSHI AID” is a benefit show for him headlined with a Battle Royal to find the next Trans-Am ★ Superstar.

DDT “SHIN-KIBA, I CAME BACK!”, 02/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
2. Danshoku Commandment ~Something Not To Do By Danshoku Producer~: Danshoku Dino Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Soma Takao Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Decision Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

DAMNATION has put their team together. Shuji Ishikawa is back.

Not sure what Danshoku Dino is up to here with his Commandment match.

BASARA “VAJRA 51 ~FEAST~”, 03/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takato Nakano Vs Akiyori Takizara
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Atsushi Matsuyama
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Masamune & Daichi Kazato
4. Hardcore Match: SAGAT Vs Masaya Takahashi
5. Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Hagane
6. Daisuke Retirement Road: Isami Kodaka Vs Daisuke

Akiyori Takizara is an indie wrestler who recently appeared in K-DOJO.

DNA “DNA 38”, 09/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Rekka Vs Masato Kamino
2. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Daiki Shimomura
3. Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda
4. Mizuki Watase Vs Akira Jo
5. Shunma Katsumata & Diego Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
6. Kota Umeda Return Match: Kota Umeda & MAO Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Kengo

Yuki Iino will miss the show because of a right elbow injury. It is an old injury from his time playing rugby that came back so he is under examination to see how serious it is.

DDT “KEISUKE ISHII BOX OFFICE PINK KNEEL KICK 2017 ~GOOD DAY’S TRAVEL~”, 11/11/2017
Tokorozawa Citizen Gymnasium Sub-Arena

1. Fresh Ariyama Greengrocer Cup Rumble: X Vs X
2. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda
3. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs X
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Keisuke Ishii is producing the show but Yasu Urano will be the hometown hero in the main event. Shigehiro Irie also returns from his latest USA excursion.

With KUDO and Kota Umeda both returning, the complete Shuten-dōji are wrestling together for the first time since I don’t even know how long.

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & X (c) Vs X, X, X, X & X
2. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao

The KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles are finally getting defended for the first time. Lady Beard is unable to appear on the show because of conflicting schedules so the champion team will have to find their first substitute.

BASARA “VAJRA 53 ~LIFE LOVE LIFE~”, 26/11/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Union MAX Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine

Ryuichi Sekine is proud of his recent accomplishments. In the last month he has made FUMA, Yasu Urano and Takumi Tsukamoto all tap out to the Let’s Combine. Now he is the No. 1 Contender for the Union MAX Title. All that is left is for him to do is make Isami Kodaka tap out and take the title.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2017”, 24/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Colt Cabana

It will be two months before the KO-D Openweight Title will be defended again. Producer Dino made this decision and even abolished the annual Rock Paper Scissors tournament to determine the usual title challenger for November. Dino’s reason is DDT has so many championships now that they need to give time for other the other titles to be defended. Colt Cabana sent a message at “DDT SPECIAL 2017” challenging the winner of Konosuke Takeshita Vs Dino to put the belt on the line against him. Cabana gets his shot against Takeshita on Christmas Eve.


DDT “READY PRO WRESTLING! FEELING SEIJO↑↑ 2017” Results

October 4, 2017

DDT “READY PRO WRESTLING! FEELING SEIJO↑↑ 2017”, 04/10/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall
300 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Mizuki Watase by TKO with the Modified Cobra Clutch (8:00).
2. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Soma Takao & Saki Akai, Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani and Kazusada Higuchi & Diego when Endo pinned Shimatani with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (8:02).
3. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki when Takanashi pinned Iwasaki with the Bacchus (10:51).
4. Memorial For The First Advance To Seijo Hall! T2Hide Vs NωA Uncontested Unit Conflict! This Is The Real Final Settlement!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (w/ Kayoko Takagi) defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Oishi pinned Hirata after a Moonsault from Kayoko Takagi (8:23).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Shuichiro Katsumura with the Crossover Facelock (14:59).
*V1 for Daisuke Sasaki.
6. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Dino pinned Takeshita with the Gaydo Clutch (12:40).

Danshoku Dino grabbed on to the referee to block Konosuke Takeshita from doing the German Suplex. With the ref pulled aside, Dino gave Takeshita a Low Blow then put him in the Gaydo Clutch for the three count. Dino grabbed the ropes during the clutch to get extra leverage on the pin and wasn’t caught. Dino warned Takeshita that he is stronger than Takeshita thinks. Takeshita is younger but Dino has more confidence. Dino’s greatest strength is he always believes in himself. No matter what people tell him, they can never shake his core. As the producer, Dino’s goal is to make anything happen in DDT and one example is a chubby 40 year old like himself beating the young and strong KO-D Openweight Champion at Korakuen Hall on 22nd October. Dino has the seven coloured Gaydo Clutch in his arsenal, one for each colour of the rainbow. Takeshita learned one of the colours today, Dino looks forward to showing him the other six later this month.

Poor Daisuke Kiso took a few lumps in the Independent World Jr. Title match and he was just the referee! He took a kick from Shuichiro Katsumura by mistake then while he was down Daisuke Sasaki picked him up and dropped him with a Michinoku Driver for no reason. Sasaki hit Katsumura with a Spear and went for the pin but there was no count until Yukinori Matsui ran into the ring. Katsumura kicked out and put Sasaki into a Cross Armbreaker but Sasaki eventually countered it into the Crossover Facelock to make him submit. Sasaki told Katsumura afterwards that this is pro wresting. It has nothing to do with amateurs so he should study the sport more before he ever challenges him again. Sasaki demanded Ken Ohka to hand over his bank seal. Both Yumehito Imanari and Shinichiro Tominaga tried to attack Sasaki but he easily knocked both of them out. Ohka cried when he handed over his bank seal. Sasaki now has full control over all of Ohka’s savings and bank accounts! When Tominaga recovered he challenged Sasaki to a title match but that decision will not be made until after Sasaki’s next defence in K-DOJO on 15th October. Sasaki said if he loses the title there then Tominaga will still have to fight him. According to Sasaki, fighting him is more important than the championship. But even then it might not happen. Sasaki is so satisfied with the money and accomplishments he recently “earned” that he may retire from wrestling altogether. All he has to do is go to the bank tomorrow and cash out. He lost interest in that idea when he learned the bank doesn’t open until 3pm.

At the start of the show, Producer Dino was asked about who he picked to be the NωA’s ringside assistant for their match against T2Hide. He kept it a secret, only sharing that it involved Sanshiro Takagi lives near Seijo and this person was chosen to solve some family problems. When the match took place Makoto Oishi introduced the mystery person. It was Kayako Takagi, Sanshiro’s wife! Toru Owashi tried to calm the situation down by encouraging Kazuki Hirata to do his entrance but the match began. Hirata convinced Sanshiro to wear the HIRATA GO! glasses with him but Kayako wore a pair of her own to turn the duel into a stalemate. Shunma Katsumata & MAO got in the ring and knocked down T2Hide with Dropkicks. They placed Sanshiro on top of Hirata and Kayako Moonsaulted onto both of them. Everyone else then piled up on top of them to pin Hirata. Sanshiro tried to reconcile with Kayako after the match but she slapped him and left. Sanshiro told everyone in the audience he has a scary wife and he promises to make it up to her tomorrow.

Masahiro Takanashi used HARASHIMA’s own weapon against him. He goaded HARASHIMA into throwing a High Kick but ducked, leading HARASHIMA to kick his partner Kouki Iwasaki in the head by mistake. Takanashi then rolled Iwasaki into a pin with the Bacchus. HARASHIMA complimented Takanashi in an interview backstage. HARASHIMA said that although he himself was in an unfamiliar tag team with Iwasaki today, it was Takanashi’s skills and bond with KUDO that won the match for Shuten-dōji. Both KUDO & Takanashi commented that they want to see Naomichi Marufuji get kicked in the head in their KO-D Tag Team Title Match. KUDO wants to kick Marufuji while Takanashi wants to pull off the same trick he did with HARASHIMA today.


Ohka Helps Katsumura, Sasaki Peeved, Next Princess Title Defence

October 3, 2017

DDT “READY PRO WRESTLING! FEELING SEIJO↑↑ 2017”, 04/10/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Diego
3. HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
4. Memorial For The First Advance To Seijo Hall! T2Hide Vs NωA Uncontested Unit Conflict! This Is The Real Final Settlement!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (w/ Dino Nominated Seconds)
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura

Ken Ohka will be in Shuichiro Katsumura’s corner for the Independent Jr. Title match. Daisuke Sasaki prepared a statement for this news. He simply said “Bring your seal. Fuck off!”

DDT “WRESTLE OYAMA”, 07/10/2017
Oyama City Cultural Center

1. Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Purple Volume~: MAO Vs Danshoku Dino
3. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Red Volume~: Shunma Katsumata Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Blue Volume~: Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
5. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda

ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji heats up.

DDT “HOW ABOUT SUNDAY 2017”, 08/10/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Diego & Saki Akai
2. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii & Koji Yoshida
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tomoya & Antonio Honda
4. DAMNATION Vs NωA!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Fierce Fight! Dong Bang Battle!: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki
6. Sapporo Specialty! Sea Urchin, Scallop, Cuttlefish, Crab Bowl Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Danshoku Dino Vs HARASHIMA Vs KUDO

DAMNATION Vs NωA will be a theme for the shows being held in Sapporo that weekend.

DDT “HOW ABOUT MONDAY 2017”, 09/10/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao, Tomoya & Koji Yoshida
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Idol! Gongitsune! Model! 3 Way Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai
4. Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
6. Sapporo Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match From The North: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi

The DAMNATION Vs NωA matches continue with Kazusada Higuchi now getting involved.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “FAN APPRECIATION DAY ~KANSHA 2017~”, 11/10/2017
Tokyo Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic

1. Ganjo Super Fight In Ichigaya: HARUKAZE Vs Kaho Kobayashi
2. Who Is X??: Shota Vs X
3. Ganpuro Special Tag Match In Ichigaya: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter
4. Special Bonus Track ~ Volunteer Ganbare☆Rumble: Ken Ohka Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs X

As a treat, an open invitational Royal Rumble will take place at the end of the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES SHINKIBA”, 03/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

The only previous time Reika Saiki and Rika Tatsumi have wrestled in the ring together was at “JUDGEMENT 2017” in March. They were on the same team then. Tatsumi has a chance of becoming a double champion because she is also part of the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Title tournament final on 14th October. Tatsumi had never won a championship before in any sort of competition so she is motivated to win. Saiki learned in her first defence that a single mistake could cost her the championship so she is learning not to hesitate in her matches.


DDT In October

September 29, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “OSAKA DE BAKOON!”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Miyakojima Kumin Center

1. Maho Kurone Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Rika Tatsumi Vs Nonoko
3. 3 Way Match: Syoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Maki Ito
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Marika Kobashi
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Yuna Manase Vs Miyu Yamashita & Azusa Takigawa
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Mizuki

The aftermath of Reika Saiki’s championship win hasn’t been strong. She was pinned by Mizuki in the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Tournament to set up tomorrow’s title match.

After a little mishap involving chopsticks last weekend, Yuu regained the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title and is expected to defend it here.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Toshima Citizen Center

1. Fumihiko Uwai Produce Match: Dai Suzuki Vs Kamui
2. Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun: Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Mizuki Watase
3. Forgotten K ICE BREAK: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano
4. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Blow Up Double Sweet Tag Death Match: Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu Vs Shota & HARUKAZE
5. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka Vs MIYAWAKI

The main event has been downgraded because Ken Ohka is no longer the Independent World Jr. Heavy Champion.

DDT “DDT THIRD NUMAZU TOURNAMANT! IN NUMAZU 2017”, 30/09/2017
Shizuoka Kiramesse Numazu

1. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
2. Tetsuya Endo Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Sumo! Sumo! Gongitsune! Antonio Trial 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Antonio Honda
4. 1st October NOAH Supreme Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. DAMNATION Vs Smile Squash: Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao
6. Takashigani Is The World’s Largest Crustacean! Numazu Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii

Shunma Katsumata & MAO will be fighting for the GHC Jr. Heavy Tag Team Titles in NOAH on Sunday. So DDT is giving them a warm up match with Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata, the DDT team that I presume most resemble the champions HAYATA & YO-HEY!

BASARA “VAJRA 48 ~ISAMI KODAKA 15TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 01/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Masamune & Fuminori Abe Vs Shiori Asahi & Takato Nakano
2. Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu Vs Mineo Fujita & Kazuhiro Tamura
3. Special 6-Man Tag Match: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & HUB Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Yuji Hino & Yasu Urano
4. B FAULTLESS JUNKY’S Vs DOVE Pro Hardcore Steel Battle: Takumi Tsukamoto, Masashi Takeda & Jaki Numazawa Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kida & Naoki Tanizaki
5. Special Single Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Yuko Miyamoto
6. SAGAT Into Heaven!: SAGAT Vs Daisuke Sekimoto
7. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Isami Kodaka is BASARA’s last line of defence against Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi. If the Union MAX Champion wins then he pretty much rules the company.

The Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match will allow the use of Ladders, Chairs and Steel Boxes.

DDT “READY PRO WRESTLING! FEELING SEIJO↑↑ 2017”, 04/10/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Memorial For The First Advance To Seijo Hall! T2Hide Vs NωA Uncontested Unit Conflict! This Is The Real Final Settlement!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (w/ Dino Nominated Seconds)
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Mizuki Watase
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Diego
4. HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii

The new World Jr. Champion will be having some title defences in DDT for as long as he holds the belt. Daisuke Sasaki’s first challenger is Shuichiro Katsumura from Ganbare☆Wrestling. Can Katsumura get revenge for Ohka and bring the belt back to Ganpuro?

Producer Danshoku Dino will be putting mystery people in the NωA’s corner. I’m unsure if their roles are meant to be ring seconds or lumberjacks.

DDT “WRESTLE OYAMA”, 07/10/2017
Oyama City Cultural Center

1. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Purple Volume~: MAO Vs Danshoku Dino
2. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Red Volume~: Shunma Katsumata Vs Daiki Shimomura
3. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Blue Volume~: Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda

A three match series has been set for NωA.

DDT “HOW ABOUT SUNDAY 2017”, 08/10/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii & Koji Yoshida
2. DAMNATION Vs NωA!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Fierce Fight! Dong Bang Battle!: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki
4. Sapporo Specialty! Sea Urchin, Scallop, Cuttlefish, Crab Bowl Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Danshoku Dino Vs HARASHIMA Vs KUDO

That is a powerful looking 4 Way Match.

Tomoya will be on the show.

DDT “HOW ABOUT MONDAY 2017”, 09/10/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao, Tomoya & Koji Yoshida
2. Idol! Gongitsune! Model! 3 Way Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai
3. Sapporo Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match From The North: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi

This is familiar territory for Shuten-dōji. First up is a chance to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

DNA “DNA 37”, 12/10/2017
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

1. Diego Vs Masato Kamino
2. Rekka Vs Dai Suzuki
3. Yuki Ueno Vs Koju Takeda
4. Kouki Iwasaki Vs
5. Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ino Vs MAO & Daiki Shimomura
6. Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo

Naomi Yoshimura suffered a fractured right hand and has been pulled from the show. It is unknown how long he will be out of action for. His tag match with Kengo against Kouki Iwasaki & Diego is cancelled and the card was reshuffled.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~AUTUMN~”, 14/10/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego

Then the next step for Shuten-dōji is to defend their KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

DDT “UTAN FESTA 2017”, 15/10/2017
Tokyo JR Omori Station

1. World Omori Title: Makoto Oishi (c) Vs Chikara

Oh God why?

DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2017”, 22/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

1. Special Single Match: Soma Takao (#3) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#5)
2. Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii (#13) Vs Suwama
2. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (#4) (c) Vs HARASHIMA (#2)
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (#7) (c) Vs Danshoku Dino (#1)

The Dramatic Election results are starting to bear its fruits. Danshoku Dino held his strong reputation in the competition by winning it again, giving him the KO-D Openweight Title shot. HARASHIMA finished second and nominated Daisuke Sasaki to put the DDT Extreme Title on the line against him. Keisuke Ishii is getting an All Japan treat in the form of Suwama.

Hideki Suzuki, Ultimo Dragon and Abdullah Kobayashi will all be wrestling on the show.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~」”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
2. FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

Ricky Fuji will be on the card.