DDT “RYOGOKU COLONEL SANDERS 2019” Results

October 19, 2019

DDT “RYOGOKU COLONEL SANDERS 2019”, 19/10/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall
265 Fans

1. Keigo Nakamura Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Keigo Nakamura with a Lariat (8:15).
2. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Antonio & Yamashita 3 Match Trial: Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita ended with 1 Win and 2 Losses.
2a. Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi defeated Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita when Oishi pinned Honda with a School Boy (5:22).
2b. Danshoku Dieno & Mizuki Watase defeated Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita when Dieno submitted Honda with an Armpit Hold (4:28).
2c. Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita defeated Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno when Honda pinned Hirata with the Diving Fist Drop (7:27).
3. Isami Kodaka defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Sleeper Hold (8:46).
4. Jiro Kuroshio defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with a School Boy (6:08).
5. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 8-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Akito, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Asuka when Takao pinned Katsumata with the Diving Foot Stomp onto chairs (14:35).
6. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Yukio Naya defeated Cody Hall with a Back Drop (14:10).
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino when HARASHIMA pinned Iino with the Somato (20:21).

HARASHIMA thanked a “scary” Toru Owashi for helping get their team the win. HARASHIMA also assured everyone his body is alright even if he still feels a little pain. For now his aim is to win all of the warm up matches left before Sumo Hall.

The bad tension between Yukio Naya and Cody Hall became water under the bridge after their singles match. Naya won the match but offered to shake Hall’s hand afterwards. When Hall went along with it Naya asked him to form a team together. Naya also told everyone he wants to take part in the “BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2019” show happening next month. He’s been in DDT for six months and there is so much he wants to learn including Current Blast death matches.

Chairs were brought into play for the 8-Person Tag Match. Daisuke Sasaki threw one into the ring when the referee was distracted. Shunma Katsumata intercepted the chair from Soma Takao but Sasaki got into the ring with another one and hit Katsumata from behind. Takao continued with the chair attacks until he piled the chairs on top of Katsumata. Takao then finished him off with a Diving Foot Stomp onto the pile. Sasaki told the ALL OUT wrestlers to get ready for more hardcore wrestling at Sumo Hall. He then asked Akito if he wants to change his tag partner before then. Backstage Akito agreed that his partner should be changed. His partner is still Katsumata but now it is the hardcore version of Katsumata!

Yukio Sakaguchi is left wondering about what his weaknesses are in the run up to the D-Ou Grand Prix. He lost to Jiro Kuroshio when he missed the God’s Right Knee, crashed into the turnbuckles and got rolled up in a School Boy. Kuroshio on the other hand is pleased to have won against such a killer wrestler today. He feels a bit prouder going into his match with Tetsuya Endo on 27th October.

For a brief moment Nobuhiro Shimatani was sent to sleep by Isami Kodaka. When he woke back up the match was over but that didn’t stop Shimatani attacking Kodaka and dropping him with a Fisherman Suplex. He yelled that the problem between them can’t end like this.

The team of Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita went through three matches so they could find their groove together. They lost the first two matches because Yamashita kept falling for Honda’s fake injuries. Honda had to explain to her that he fakes his injuries so his opponents drop their guard and he can hit them with the Gongitsune. She finally understood and joined in with Honda’s story in the third match. Together with all of the wrestlers from the previous matches, they formed the Gonvengers and successfully launched an attack on Kazuki Hirata. Afterwards Hirata tried to knock out Yamashita with a chop but she blocked it with her chin. Yamashita then hit Hirata with the Crash Rabbit Heat and Honda followed with the Diving Fist Drop to get the team their first win.

Keigo Nakamura’s debut match had the expected result but he was met with respect from Naomi Yoshimura. He got some offence in with a Takedown from behind, a Missile Dropkick and a series of Middle Kicks until some Lariats from Yoshimura put him away.

Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino from Tokyo Joshi Pro announced that they will be entering the Gauntlet Tag match at Sumo Hall! They said if The Steiner Brothers won’t be there then The Bakuretsu Sisters will come out instead!


Nakamura Loses Weight, IRON FIST Finals, All Star Trios Match, Ultimate Party Sponsors

October 15, 2019

DDT “RYOGOKU COLONEL SANDERS 2019”, 19/10/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Keigo Nakamura Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Isami Kodaka Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Cody Hall Vs Yukio Naya
5. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Antono & Yamashita 3 Match Trial: Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita Vs Danshoku Dieno & Mizuki Watase, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno and Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 8-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Asuka
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi

At last Sunday’s show in Osaka, Toru Owashi threw in a shirt like it was a towel to call off the main event when HARASHIMA would not submit to the Walls Of Takeshita. Afterwards Owashi stood up to Konosuke Takeshita and said he will now be teaming with HARASHIMA at this Saturday’s show. Yuki Ueno was originally in that spot but now he is teaming with Kazuki Hirata in the Gauntlet Tag match.

It looks like Keigo Nakamura wasn’t being honest about his weight gain. Last week he announced that he reached his goal of reaching 75kg. Naomi Yoshimura made Nakamura weigh himself again today and they found out he is now actually at 68kg! Somehow he is losing weight instead of gaining it. At least his match with Yoshimura is still going ahead.

BASARA “BASARA 109 ~BANQUET~”, 23/10/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano
3. IRON FIST TAG Titles – IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The final four teams will be fighting to become the first ever IRON FIST TAG Champions!

DDT “PRE ULTIMATE PARTY 2019 ~ READY TO GO! ~RYOGOKU BIG EVE FESTIVAL!!~”, 27/10/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keigo Nakamura
1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Cody Hall & Antonio Honda
2. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 10-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Asuka, Saki Akai
3. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Hiroshi Yamato
5. Next KO-D Tag Team Titles Challenger Battle: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Hardcore 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito Vs FUMA Vs Daiki Shimomura
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 6-Man Tag Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Ken Ohka & Shoko Nakajima Vs HARASHIMA, Isami Kodaka & Yuka Sakazaki

The main event has a 30 minute time limit but is also now best 2 out of 3 falls. The people involved has made this such an all star affair that DDT didn’t want the match to only last for one fall. HARASHIMA is not 100% physically fit after what happened on Sunday but he promises he is 100% mentally ready for this match and also Sumo Hall. Takeshita wants this to be a great match at a global level because it is significant for all of the DDT brands involved.

Daisuke Sasaki welcomes the idea of defending the KO-D Tag Team Titles at Sumo Hall in a Hardcore Match. That means he and the rest of DAMNATION can cheat to their heart’s content. The preview 4 Way at Korakuen Hall is also now a Hardcore match so we may get more examples of what they can do.

Masahiro Takanashi is impressed by how quickly Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura have bonded as a team. When he saw them challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles with HARASHIMA last week, he didn’t see DISASTER BOX but rather HARASHIMA with Nautilus by his side. They will become KO-D Tag Team Champions some day which is why Takanashi & Chris Brookes need to beat them now. Also Takanashi wants to win the Tag Titles so the world will recognise him as Brookes’ DDT partner instead of Maki Itoh.

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG SET!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: X Vs X
0. Under Match – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Yukio Naya Vs Cody Hall Vs Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs SAGAT Vs Pokotan Vs Yoshihiko Vs X
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes
2. Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
3. Souken Holdings Presents Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
4. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
6. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs X & X
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
9. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
11. BLACK OUT Presents KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

The main event is sponsored by DDT’s official energy drink BLACK OUT. The winner receives a 2,000,000 yen prize as well as a year’s supply of BLACK OUT. The Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita match is sponsored by Souken Holdings. The winning team gets a coupon worth 1,000,000 yen for home renovation. This might be a useless prize for Omega because he doesn’t live in Japan anymore.

Michiaki Nakano from Souken Holdings will be at ringside for the pre-show Battle Royal. He likes to attend these matches so he can try and win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. However the belt is currently being held by Kikutaro and he’s living in America now. Hisaya Imabayashi has pledged to bring the Iron Man Title back to Japan in time for the show.


DDT “FROM THE DRAMATIC NEW WORLD! 2019” Results

October 13, 2019

DDT “FROM THE DRAMATIC NEW WORLD! 2019”, 13/10/2019
Osaka World Hall
208 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yuni Trial 3 Way Match: Asuka defeated Makoto Oishi and Yuni when Asuka pinned Oishi with the Swinging Choke Slam (6:30).
2. Cody Hall & Antonio Honda defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani & Yukio Naya when Hall pinned Naya with the Thunder Buster (9:14).
3. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Toru Owashi & Mizuki Watase when Endo submitted Watase with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (13:08).
4. Yuki Iino Marunage Match: Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto defeated Hiroshi Yamato & Yuki Iino when Hirata pinned Iino with a Cradle (12:20).
5. Daisuke Sasaki defeated Akito with the Vietnam Driver II (13:35).
6. Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Masahiro Takanashi & MAO when Ueno pinned MAO with a Samson Clutch (13:34).
7. I Really Like It! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated HARASHIMA & Billy Ken Kid by TKO when Takeshita used the Walls Of Takeshita on HARASHIMA (23:03).

Late in the main event Konosuke Takeshita delivered a lot of damage to HARASHIMA’s back with a Backbreaker. From there Takeshita applied the Walls Of Takeshita to his opponent. HARASHIMA struggled to reach towards the ropes but Takeshita dragged him back to the centre of the ring. HARASHIMA would not give up despite his helpless position. Toru Owashi took Yuki Ueno’s shirt and threw it into the ring like a towel so the match would be called off. Takeshita wanted HARASHIMA to submit so he asked who threw the shirt in. He also asked if HARASHIMA would accept his defeat today. If he isn’t giving up then they will fight again next week in Ryogoku KFC Hall. Owashi told Takeshita that he was the one who threw the shirt into the ring and now he will be the one teaming with HARASHIMA in KFC Hall.

The Nautilus team of Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura are building up momentum for their KO-D Tag Team Titles No. 1 Contenders match on 27th October. They feel that their team has gotten better since their failed attempt at winning the titles back in June.

A lot of cheating and interference got Daisuke Sasaki the win over Akito. There were Low Blows, chair usage, referee distractions and attacks from both Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani. After the match Sasaki said what just happened is why he does not care that the 4-Way Tag Match for the KO-D Tag Titles in Sumo Hall is also a Hardcore Match. It means DAMNATION can use chairs and have their other members interfere with no penalty!

The Hiroshi Yamato & Yuki Iino Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto match was as lewd as you could imagine. The wrestlers had to kiss each other to make a tag. Everyone was also eventually reduced to wrestling in their underwear. Yukinori Matsui got fed up when the shenanigans continues after the match. He hit Hirata with a Lariat and chased everyone else out of the ring.


DDT “SHUSSE DAIMYO DRAMATIC KUN 2019” Results

September 21, 2019

DDT “SHUSSE DAIMYO DRAMATIC KUN 2019”, 21/09/2019
Shizuoka Create Hamamatsu Hall
177 Fans

1. Akito defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the IV Knee Lock (8:59).
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya when Paulie pinned Naya with the Reverse Splash.
3. Antonio Honda defeated Mizuki Watase with a School Boy (8:49).
4. Lucha Libre Rules: Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Shunma Katsumata and MAO when Owashi pinned MAO with La Magistral Cradle (10:39).
5. 3 Way Match: Asuka defeated Konosuke Takeshita and Kazuki Hirata when Asuka pinned Hirata with a Swinging Choke Slam (11:36).
6. Shizuoka Hero, Makoto Oishi Triumph!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Makoto Oishi when Endo submitted Oishi with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (13:35).

Makoto Oishi’s local return was spoiled by Tetsuya Endo’s Yurikamome Hold. Afterwards Endo mocked HARASHIMA’s usual post-match promos, predicting that HARASHIMA will blame a DAMNATION ambush that happened before the bell. Endo said it is just another week of HARASHIMA thinking of excuses for losing to him. Daisuke Sasaki interrupted Endo’s promo to ask if anyone knew the result of the New Zealand Vs South Africa match happening in the Rugby World Cup. He then said he doesn’t care about rugby.

The 3 Way match mostly focused on Konosuke Takeshita and Asuka which made Kazuki Hirata feel like the awkward third wheel. Asuka got rid of Takeshita with a German Suplex and won with a Swinging Choke Slam on Hirata. Takeshita told Asuka afterwards that their first match together was a tag with four in it, then today was a 3 Way. All that is left is them to fight one on one and he is looking forward to it.

The planned Daisuke Kiso Marunage match was postponed and will be held on a future show. Toru Owashi asked for the match to be a Lucha Libre Rules tag match instead. Shunma Katsumata and MAO both declined but Kiso granted it. Owashi got the pin but admitted that Naomi Yoshimura did most of the work. Yoshimura asked everyone to support their kind of lucha.

Yukio Sakaguchi went for the God’s Right Knee but Soma Takao dodged it and Yukio Naya took the hit instead. Mad Paulie took advantage and pinned Naya with the Reverse Splash.


DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE ~FOLLOW ME, THE DREAM IS STILL AHEAD~” Results

September 15, 2019

DDT “MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE ~FOLLOW ME, THE DREAM IS STILL AHEAD~”, 15/09/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall
430 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Yoshimura pinned Shimatani with the Shonenba (8:59).
0. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dieno Proxy War – Glove Match: Pokotan (w/ Sayaka Obihiro) defeated Chupacabra (w/ Miyako Haru) with a Straight Right Punch (R1 1:15).
1. Ryogoku Gauntlet Tag Match: Hoshitango & Seiya Morohashi defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Riho, Gaijin A & Gaijin A, Konosuke Takeshita & Gorgeous Matsuno, Emi Sakura & Cherry, Saki Akai & Mei Suruga, Gota Ihashi & Shota (w/ Chinsuke Nakamura) and Yasu Urano & Ken Ohka.
1a. Antonio Honda & Riho defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Riho pinned Hirata with the Kurukuru Ribbon (1:47).
1b. Antonio Honda & Riho defeated Gaijin A & Gaijin A by Ring Out (5:46).
1c. Konosuke Takeshita & Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Antonio Honda & Riho when Takeshita submitted Honda with the Walls Of Takeshita (9:44).
1d. Emi Sakura & Cherry defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Gorgeous Matsuno when Sakura pinned Matsuno with a Cradle (3:14).
1e. Saki Akai & Mei Suruga defeated Emi Sakura & Cherry when Suruga pinned Sakura with the Shoulder Wheel Propeller Clutch (3:37).
1f. Saki Akai & Mei Suruga defeated Gota Ihashi & Shota (w/ Chinsuke Nakamura) when Akai pinned Ihashi with the Rookie Award (1:38).
1g. Yasu Urano & Ken Ohka defeated Saki Akai & Mei Suruga when Urano pinned Suruga with a Cradle (1:12).
1h. Hoshitango & Seiya Morohashi defeated Yasu Urano & Ken Ohka when Morohashi submitted Ohka with the Crippler Crossface (4:00).
2. Super Sasadango Machine defeated DJ Nira with the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock (10:40).
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO & Tanomusaku Toba (w/ Poison Sawada JULIE) when Sasaki pinned Takagi with a School Boy (10:18).
4. Kagetora & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno when Kagetora pinned Ueno with the Gurumakakari (12:50).
5. Masahiro Takanashi defeated Danshoku Dieno with the Takatonic (17:45).

There were a lot of reunions and old faces appearing today to celebrate Masahiro Takanashi’s 16 years as a pro wrestler. In the main event Takanashi fought Danshoku Dieno with Muscle Sakai and Yusuke Inokuma in Dieno’s corner. Takanashi used some of Dieno’s own moves against him including a Lip Lock on the top turnbuckle. It was to set up an Avalanche Takatonic but Dieno countered it into an Avalanche Implant. But there was still life left in Takanashi. He avoided the Danshoku Driver and stunned Dieno with Thrust Kicks until he could win with the Takatonic.

After the match Takanashi was reunited with KUDO and Yukio Sakaguchi. KUDO said it felt good to be inside a wrestling ring again. It’s not a place to talk but a place to fight. He assured everyone that he will come back to wrestling in the near future. Takanashi said that today felt like everybody was coming home. Everyone here is different but they all protect DDT with their own way of fighting. He will continue to do the same because there must be a ring for everyone to come home to, no matter where they are. Last year Takanashi lost his 15th anniversary match in this venue. He walked out without saying a word. This year things went better for him and he wants to stand in front of the fans, thanking them for coming today to see him. Later backstage Takanashi announced that he is will not be entering the upcoming D-Ou Grand Prix tournament. He cited his poor performances in the previous two tournaments as his reason. DDT was going to offer him a spot again but Takanashi turned it down so he can go on a different path he wants to take.

HARASHIMA and Kagetora shook hands after their tag match.

DAMNATION thought they were going to have a 4 on 1 advantage against Sanshiro Takagi. However Takagi gathered together an all star team of DDT legends to even the odds. Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO & Tanomusaku Toba fought with Takagi while Poison Sawada JULIE watched from their corner. But in a twist JULIE betrayed Takagi by spraying Green Mist into his face while Takagi tried to give Daisuke Sasaki the Sit Down Himawari Bomb. Sasaki slipped out and pinned Takagi with a School Boy. JULIE told Takagi that they are enemies for life. Takashi Sasaki and Daisuke Sasaki teased a Sasaki Contra Sasaki Showdown. Daisuke Sasaki then told JULIE that if he ever comes back, he will quit DAMNATION so the two of them can run the Snake World together.

Before Match #2 began Takanashi reminded everyone that the Consumption Tax in Japan will increase to 10% this October. There are many things Takanashi wants to do before this change happens, like sending a message to two important people in his life in order to settle a lifelong rivalry between them. Hence the match between Super Sasadango Machine and DJ Nira. Sasadango came out as Muscle Sakai dressed in casual clothes. Sakai refused to wrestle Nira because he is retired. He got tricked into doing some moves and had his clothes removed to reveal his wrestling gear underneath. He still refused to wrestle. Hisaya Imabayashi got in the ring and put the Sasadango mask over Sakai’s head, granting him his approval to wrestle the match. Sasadango took control of the match and hit an F5. He then went for a Vertical Drop Brainbuster but the room went dark. A voiceover said that the Brainbuster went wrong and this was how Sasadango created his famous Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock finishing move! This entire match turned out to be Sasadango’s origin story called “Super Sasadango Machine Episode Zero”!

The Gauntlet Tag match was a visit through DDT’s past as well as Takanashi’s wrestling relationships outside the company. Antonio Honda & Riho first eliminated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Riho blocked Hirata’s knockout chop and rolled him up. The next team was supposed to be Yusuke Inokuma & MAO but they were injured before the show and a expected to be out of action for the next 30 years. Replacing them was the menacing return of Gaijin A & Gaijin A! They attacked Honda, Riho and Yukinori Matsui with sellotape, even hanging Riho over the ring ropes with it! Honda fought back and used the tape to hang both of the Gaijin A’s before knocking them to the floor for the elimination. Riho recovered in time for Konosuke Takeshita & Gorgeous Matsuno’s entry into the match. The unexpectedly sharp teamwork between Takeshita & Matsuno led to Takeshita submitting Honda with the Walls Of Takeshita after Matsuno his the Gorgeous Star Elbow. When Emi Sakura & Cherry came out, Takeshita attempted the Gorgeous Star Elbow but got caught in the ropes. Sakura was easily able to pin Matsuno without anyone there to stop her. A collision between Sakura & Cherry allowed Mei Suruga to pin Sakura with the Shoulder Propeller Clutch. Next up were Gota Ihashi, Shota & Chinsuke Nakamura all dressed up like Shuten-dōji wrestlers. Ihashi was Yukio Sakaguchi, Shota was Masahiro Takanashi and Chinsuke was KUDO. Suruga stopped Chinsuke from doing the Diving Double Knee Drop while Saki Akai pinned Ihashi with the Rookie Award. The joshi team’s run came to an end when Yasu Urano & Ken Ohka eliminated them. Urano countered the Propeller Clutch into a Cradle for the pin. The last team to come out was Hoshitango & Seiya Morohashi. They won the match when Morohashi made Ohka give up to the Crippler Crossface. However Morohashi and Ohka continued to fight after the match prompting Hoshitango and Urano to break them up.

In the boxing match Miyako Haru whistled Chupacabra down to the ring. It knocked Pokotan’s head off with an uppercut, revealing a rubber Danshoku Dieno mask underneath. Pokoton then knocked out Chupacabra with a Straight Right. Afterwards Sayako Obihiro pulled the rubber mask off to reveal Pokotan was Daichi Kakimoto!

Tomomitsu Matsunaga decided to wrestle in a sumo mawashi.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 EXTRA EDITION ~SHINKIBA BEER GARDEN ONE NIGHT STAND~” Results

September 1, 2019

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 EXTRA EDITION ~SHINKIBA BEER GARDEN ONE NIGHT STAND~”, 30/08/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
450 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Naomi Yoshimura, Saki Akai & Gisele Shaw defeated Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Asuka when Yoshimura pinned Katsumata with the Shonenba (9:19).
2. Blindfold 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie defeated Masahiro Takanashi and Kazuki Hirata when Paulie pinned Hirata with the Paulie Buster (10:32).
3. Lucha Libre Rules: Tetsuya Endo & Puma King defeated Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno when Endo pinned Ueno with La Magistral Cradle (9:03).
4. Budweiser Presents Drunk Match: Jiro Kuroshio & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao when Higuchi pinned Sasaki with the Airplane Spin Doctor Bomb (15:39).
5. I Don’t Know If It Is A Lie Or A True Ghost Story Shin Numabukuro 5 Way Death Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Yukio Naya Vs Su Yung ended in a Time Limit Draw (3:00).
6. Special Single Match ~Gongitsune Vs Cobra~: Santino Marella defeated Antonio Honda with the Cobra (13:25).
7. HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Ken Ohka defeated Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Nobuhiro Shimatani when HARASHIMA pinned Shimatani with the Somato (17:54).

The summer has come to an end so DDT spent their final days of the season running one more Beer Garden show. The main event finish saw Nobuhiro Shimatani take the finishers from every member of the opposing team. The show ended with the DDT roster minus DAMNATION all having a toast inside the ring. HARASHIMA called on the fans to look forward to DDT’s next Korakuen Hall and Sumo Hall shows. Kazuki Hirata danced to “TOKYO GO!” until Ken Ohka hit him with the Fire Spear. Ohka told everyone that they have to continue fighting, even the wrestlers from BASARA and Ganbare☆Wrestling. It turns out NOAH is running Sumo Hall the day before “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” and Big Japan will be the day after. There is a wrestling world war going on and Ohka wants to win it!

Antonio Honda came prepared for his clash with Santino Marella and his dreaded Cobra but it had to be a last ditch plan. When Marella used the Cobra to strike Honda in his Gongitsune arm, Honda pulled out a recorder and played a snake charming song to make Marella lose control of the Cobra. Then Honda took out his secret weapon, a Gon The Fox hand puppet! The Fox bit the Cobra, leaving Honda in a weakened state. Honda went for the Shining Gongitsune but Marella caught him with the Cobra strike to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Honda told Marella that he wanted the Fox to eat the Cobra but it couldn’t because half of Marella’s heart is in Canada but the other half is in Japan! Marella told everyone that he learned Judo in Koshigaya, Saitama years ago. He is a retired pro wrestler but was happy to get the chance to unleash the Cobra in his second home.

Yukio Naya was the only person new to the spooky storytelling of the Shin Numabukuro Death Match. When he learned that a ghost story would be told if the match didn’t end in three minutes, he told everyone that he gets scared easily. Things were made even scarier when Su Yung entered the ring! The match was now a 5 Way and if it ended in three minutes then Yung would eat everyone! She attacked the trainee Keigo Nakamura and dragged him away from ringside. When she came back out she was carrying Nakamura’s detached arm! The three minutes ran out and everyone was terrified they were about to get eaten. Hisaya Imabayashi then revealed that this was the scary story! The fear of getting eaten by a zombie was exactly the kind of reaction he wanted to get this year. Danshoku Dieno asked if that meant no one would get eaten? Imabayashi said Yung could still eat somebody and he suddenly pointed at Dieno, making him faint. He then pointed at the others one by one, causing them all to faint. But when he pointed at Yung she didn’t react. Imabayashi woke everyone up and together they all pointed at Yung to defeat her. Imabayashi said the world is now protected and “Wild Thing” played over the sound system. But when he left the ring, zombie Nakamura appeared and ate him!

Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao came to the ring drinking beer. They said that due to demands from a “third party” their match against Jiro Kuroshio & Kazusada Higuchi is now a Drunk Match sponsored by Budweiser. A wrestler had to take a drink after a kick out or a rope break. Also everyone had to take a drink whenever music played. As the wrestlers got drunker, Sasaki and Takao got more and more into calling themselves Higuchi’s dad. Higuchi got drunk enough to consider it was possible and he ended up fighting Kuroshio instead. However he snapped out of it and used an Airplane Spin variation of the Doctor Bomb to pin Sasaki.

Toru Owashi asked for his tag match to be held under Lucha Rules. Puma King replied in Spanish and Yuki Ueno badly translated it. He said King called him “the nice guy in the white costume” and King called Owashi a “black pig”. Owashi later got mad at Tetsuya Endo and Yuki Ueno for doing a regular lock-up instead of lucha transitions. They began to trade Arm Drags until Yukinori Matsui got involved. Matsui did one and Endo punched him in the stomach afterwards. Owashi put Endo in the Paradise Lock then King put Owashi in the Paradise Lock. Ueno tried to do the move to King but didn’t know how to do it. King put Ueno in a Romero Special but Owashi crawled on top of King for a pin. Endo broke the pin, gave an Overhead Kick to Ueno and pinned him with La Magistral Cradle.

The Blindfold 3 Way match saw Kazuki Hirata and then Masahiro Takanashi both attack Keigo Nakamura outside the ring, knocking off his glasses in the process. Hirata picked up the glasses thinking they were his HIRATA GO glasses. He put them on but the music that played was “TOKIO” by Kenji Sawada. Mad Paulie found the HIRATA GO glasses and the usual “TOKYO GO” music played when he put them on. He struck Hirata while they danced and got the win with the Paulie Buster.

Gisele Shaw’s DDT debut was a successful one, teaming with Naomi Yoshimura & Saki Akai to defeat Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Asuka.


Video – “CRY TO THE FIRE! 2019” Digest Highlights

August 14, 2019

DDT “CRY TO THE FIRE! 2019”, 10/08/2019
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall
195 Fans

1. Soma Takao, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato Vs MAO, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
2. Kazuki Hirata Marunage Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (w/ Sanshiro Takagi) Vs Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma
3. The Last Time Was Only A Signing Event, Danshoku Dieno Will Wrestle In Hiroshima For The First Time In A Year And Two Months 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Makoto Oishi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazusada Higuchi