DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #10” Results

July 3, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #10”, 03/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
220 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Mad Paulie defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Paulie Buster (3:54).
0. NO TV Match: Soma Takao defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the Gin And Tonic (7:07).
1. World Cup Rules: Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda defeated Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi when Umeda submitted Oishi with a Camel Clutch (8:49).
2. Deliver It To Mari Yaguchi! It Is A 3 Way Match!: Isami Kodaka defeated Sammy Guevara and Yuki Ueno when Kodaka pinned Ueno with the Zeyyari (5:55).
3. Timo Timo Timo Timo Dragons All Together Step! Lucha Libre Rules Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Yuki Iino (2) defeated Ultimo Dragon, Takatimo Dragon, Washitimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon (0).
3a. Yuki Iino pinned Hiratimo Dragon with a Lariat (0:51).
*Yuki Iino wins one of Hiratimo Dragon’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlets.
3b. Yukio Sakaguchi pinned Hiratimo Dragon with the PK (9:23).
*Yukio Sakaguchi wins Hiratimo Dragon’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
4. HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase when HARASHIMA pinned Watase with the Somato (8:19).
5. Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Saki Akai defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Asuka when Akito pinned Endo with a Samson Clutch (8:57).
*Akito wins Tetsuya Endo’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
6. Spring Special In The Summer! Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Masashi Takeda defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Kazusada Higuchi and MAO when Takeda pinned MAO with the Reverse U-Crash from a Van onto a Chair (24:41).

Things got out of control in the main event. Before the 4 Way Match even started MAO got into a confrontation with Sanshiro Takagi at ringside. They were kept apart until part way through the match when Takagi got sick of MAO’s behaviour and gave him a Stunner at ringside. MAO was carried away but soon after the Shin-Kiba 1st RING shutter gates opened and MAO appeared with a van parked behind him. He got into the van, drove it into the venue and bumped it into Takagi! Masashi Takeda made the match more violent with chairs. He then stuck wooden skewers into Kazusada Higuchi’s head! Higuchi returned the favour by finding more skewers and sticking them on Takeda’s head. With the gates opened, the match moved outside where MAO took out fireworks and gave Higuchi an Anal Explosion. Higuchi recovered and threw MAO into a steel container Razor’s Edge style. Even Konosuke Takeshita got into the hardcore style by using chairs on his opponents and giving Higuchi a Vertical Drop Brainbuster onto a trash can. His most extreme moment came when he placed Higuchi on a table and climbed up a nearby scaffold. Takeshita dove off the scaffold and crushed Higuchi through the table! That would have been the end but Takeda stopped the count by throwing a chair at Takeshita’s head. MAO and Takeda fought their way onto the roof of the van. Takeda gave MAO a German Suplex onto the roof then to cap it all off, he dropped MAO onto a pile of chairs below with the Reverse U-Crash for the 3 count. Takeda returned to the ring and said the match was a fun warm up for a title defence he will have in FREEDOMS tomorrow. He also joked that he doesn’t know if DDT will bring him back because he accidentally broke one of the van mirrors during the match. In a backstage interview Takeshita suggested doing a sumo match against Higuchi sometime.

There was a lot of Right To Challenge Gauntlet movement on today’s show. Tetsuya Endo lost his Gauntlet to Akito in a 6-Man Tag Match. DAMNATION ambushed ALL OUT & Saki Akai at the start but Akito grabbed the win when he trapped Endo in a Samson Clutch. Endo might have an excuse for the defeat. He is confused by this new relationship between Daisuke Sasaki and Asuka. Sasaki got annoyed by Endo’s questions and reminded him what their motto is. Endo answered “We never confrom, kiss ass or get married.” No! Sasaki called Endo stupid and said their motto is now “Big Love!” Sasaki announced he and Asuka will team up again on next week’s episode of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”, this time without Endo. Then on 22nd July in Korakuen Hall, Sasaki and Asuka will confirm their Big Love together by having a singles match against each other.

HARASHIMA and Antonio Honda got along as a team and were able to beat Irie-gun. However Honda rejected HARASHIMA’s handshake after the match. Instead Honda pulled a bra out from his tights and held it up like it was a title belt. HARASHIMA lifted up his DDT Extreme Title belt in response.

In an attempt to provide as much of an authentic Lucha Libre experience for Ultimo Dragon’s return to DDT, the Timo Timo Timo Dragons requested their match against Shuten-dōji to be Best 2 out of 3 Falls with a 61 minute time limit. Ultimo Dragon himself stopped the unmasking antics from happening. When Hiratimo Dragon’s mask slipped off at the start of the match, Ultimo handed it to him and told him to put it back on. Yuki Iino then pinned Hiratimo with a Lariat to win the blue Right To Challenge Gauntlet. The Timo Dragons all unmasked and framed Yukio Sakaguchi for cheating but Ultimo stopped them again and gave everyone Middle Kicks as punishment. Ultimo then gave Hiratimo the Asai DDT and Sakaguchi pinned Hiratimo to win the 2nd and deciding fall. The result means Sakaguchi now gets Hiratimo’s remaining Gauntlet. After the match Ultimo Dragon ordered the other Dragons to unmask. They did so and revealed they were really Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi and Kazuki Hirata all this time. Fortunately for them, Ultimo saw the funny side and felt honored that these wrestlers tried to imitate him, except for Owashi. Ultimo forgives them and will allow them to continue their gimmick on one condition. They must pay him a rights fee. They already used the gimmick for around 30 matches so they also have to pay him for those 30 matches! The Timo Timo Timo Dragons agreed to end the gimmick and all go back to normal.

Nobody was happier to appear on today’s show than Isami Kodaka. He came here to impress Mari Yaguchi by winning the 3 Way Match and even protected her during the crazier moments of the main event. He couldn’t stop thanking Sanshiro Takagi after his match for the booking. Yukinori Matsui reminded Kodaka not to bring his private life into his public life. He then had to drag Kodaka away from ringside to get the show back on track.

The opening match was held under World Cup rules which meant the much talked about VAR system came into play. Makoto Oishi pinned Kota Umeda with a Low Blow that Matsui missed. Keisuke Ishii’s protests led to Matsui getting the order to check on VAR to see what happened. The decision was made that Oishi fouled Umeda so the match was restarted. Oishi’s complaints led to him getting a yellow card for disruptive behaviour. The foul also meant that Umeda was given a free Penalty Kick to Oishi. VAR was used again when Danshoku Dieno gave Ishii a Low Blow before pinning him with the Gaydo Clutch. Matsui ruled that Dieno fouled Ishii so he too was booked. Umeda got the clean win over Oishi by making him submit to a Camel Clutch. Dieno demanded VAR to be used to reverse the decision. Matsui checked and ruled that there was no foul play so the result stands. Dieno complained but took it too far so Matsui gave him the red card and sent him off!

Ken Ohka’s ass kicking by Tenshin Nasukawa has been rescheduled for 24th July.

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DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018” Results

June 24, 2018

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2018”, 24/06/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,159 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase & Aaron Anders defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki when Anders pinned Iwasaki with the Twisting Flapjack (8:42).
1. Loser Expulsion 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & MAO and Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Takatimo Dragon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi by Disqualification when Owashi was Disqualified for everything (6:51).
*Toru Owashi is banished from Japan.
2. Worldwide Match: Mike Bailey defeated Sammy Guevara with the Green Tea Plunge (11:40).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – “KUDO” 15th Anniversary Memorial Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi (c) & Super Sasadango Machine when KUDO pinned Oishi with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:43).
*KUDO becomes the 1,321st champion.
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda (c) when Katsumata pinned Ueno with the ¡Hasta La Vista! (11:16).
*Umeda-gumi fails in V2. ALL OUT becomes the 34th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Soma Takao and Daisuke Sasaki when HARASHIMA pinned Takao with the Somato (15:58).
*V2 for HARASHIMA.
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Beast Bomber (20:58).
*V2 for Shigehiro Irie.

Two heavyweights smashed each other to bits in the main event and when the dust was settled, Shigehiro Irie stood over Kazusada Higuchi, still the KO-D Openweight Champion. Higuchi brought his table smashing antics over from “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” by Power Slamming Irie onto one from the ring apron. Irie got violent too by doing a Slingshot Senton Bomb to Higuchi underneath a pile of chairs outside the ring. Most of Higuchi’s big moves like the Doctor Bomb and Leg Roll Clutch were kicked out of. Irie bounced back from Higuchi’s Lariats with his Cannonball attacks then when Higuchi was weakened enough, the Beast Bomber put him down for the count.

Irie gave Higuchi a brief thank you after the match and it didn’t take long for his next title defence to be put together. Hisaya Imabayashi announced Irie will defend the title in Korakuen Hall on 22d July. He then asked if any of the Right To Challenge Gauntlet holders would like to use their title shot on that date. HARASHIMA entered the ring and said he will do it! He would have liked to do it right now but he wants to fight Irie when he is in his perfect state. Imabayashi asked HARASHIMA if he also wants to put his DDT Extreme Title on the line. HARASHIMA declined because he wants to defend it against Antonio Honda next, maybe in a Blindfold & Bra Death Match like they did back in 2013. HARASHIMA told Irie he’s become a strong champion but he does not like what he is doing to DDT. HARASHIMA doesn’t want people with an attitude like Irie’s to be champion because it can be damaging to DDT. Irie said he is glad that HARASHIMA is his next challenger. He’s been waiting for this match most of all out of the Gauntlet holders. He dismissed HARASHIMA’a claim that his title reign and attitude is making DDT rotten.

Imabayashi reminded HARASHIMA that should he lose his Gauntlet before 22nd July, his spot in the title match will become vacant. He must have his Gauntlet on the day to guarantee his position. Irie yelled at Imabayashi for interrupting him and said he doesn’t care if HARASHIMA has a Gauntlet or not. He wants the match to happen regardless. Imabayashi called over to Producer Danshoku Dieno and they asked if Irie understands the rules of the Gauntlets. Irie blasted insults at Dieno for his role as DDT’s Producer. Dieno tried to calm him down but Irie continued to yell at him until Irie had enough and left the ring.

Remember how the 3 Way Match was supposed to have no cheating and no interference for the sake of good sportsmanship? Yeah, that didn’t happen. Daisuke Sasaki and Soma Takao didn’t wait long to get help from Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie. Together DAMNATION tore apart HARASHIMA until Shuten-dōji came to rescue him. With the interference gone the match turned into 2-on-1 with Sasaki and Takao helping each other. That blew up when Sasaki was trying to put HARASHIMA in the Cross Facelock. Takao went in for a Thrust Kick but struck Sasaki by accident! HARASHIMA got rid of Sasaki with the Somato then countered Takao’s Gin And Tonic into the Yama-ori head drop. Another Somato put away Takao and meant HARASHIMA is still the Extreme Champion! HARASHIMA thanked Shuten-dōji for helping him. They were still presumably fighting with DAMNATION backstage but if they could hear HARASHIMA, he invited them out to go drinking later.

All the hard work Shunma Katsumata has put into his training has finally paid off. ALL OUT are now the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions! He with the help of his partners whittled the champions down to just Yuki Ueno in the ring. While Kota Umeda & Koju Takeda did what they could to keep the match alive, Konosuke Takeshita & Akito held them back long enough for Katsumata to finish the job. Takeshita told Katsumata backstage that his efforts in training was finally rewarded. Akito also reminded Katsumata that ALL OUT is not just the three of them. There’s Diego as well and it feels like he was with them in spirit supporting their title win. Over at the losing side, Ueno is worried that his team won’t be able to bounce back from this because they aren’t a proper unit. All they can do is work hard but today they learned that individual power by itself is not enough.

KUDO never thought his wrestling career would last 15 years. He was able to do it with all of the support from his friends, his seniors and his juniors. His anniversary match ended with him pinning Makoto Oishi to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title and to cap it all off, he was even given flowers from HARASHIMA. KUDO is happy but now feels a little worried about having the Iron Man Title on him.

Sammy Guevara didn’t come to DDT to make friends, at least that’s judging by the middle finger he gave Mike Bailey at the start of their match. At first Bailey was one step ahead of of the newcomer. Some surprise pop-up Knee Strikes and dives put Guevara in control until the Green Tea Plunge came out of nowhere to give Bailey the victory. Backstage Bailey said he will be spending a month in England. When he comes back he wants himself and MAO to go after the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Guevara called Bailey a terrible high flyer and demanded a rematch. He also wants everyone to go look at his Youtube channel. Guevara was later seen standing with Mizuki Watase in Irie’s corner for the main event.

Let’s look at all of the reasons why Toru Owashi was disqualified in the opener. Unmasking two wrestlers and allegedly attacking everybody with three chairs, a broom, a basin, a bottle of oil and a ladder. He had so many items attached to him that he ended up looking like a game of Buckaroo! The last minute loser leaves town stipulation meant that Owashi is now banished from Japan. DDT immediately announced that Washitimo Dragon will make his debut on 26th June. Yuki Iino came down wearing an Ultimo Dragon mask to carry Owashi away from ringside with a few other wrestlers. Then there was another announcement. The real Ultimo Dragon is coming back to DDT on 3rd July!

Aaron Anders was able to give Kouki Iwasaki the Twisting Flapjack after Mizuki Watase tripped Iwasaki by the ropes.

Joey Ryan & Laura James have challenged Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata to a match at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” on 21st October. Ryan & James accuse Oishi & Ohata of stealing their idea of having a marriage proposal during a wrestling match. Oishi admitted he needed to do a couple of takes for the match announcement video because he kept saying his partner was Shiori Asahi instead of Ohata out of habit.

Taiyo Kea makes his DDT debut on the 25th August Korakuen Hall show.

The Up Up Girls (Fake) wanted to perform a dance routine at the start of the show but Imabayashi mercifully stopped them.

DDT’s return to the Handmade In Japan Fes on 7th July will feature one match. It will be Sanshiro Takagi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs HARASHIMA & Keisuke Ishii Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi in a 3 Way Tag Match.

Kazuki Hirata and Toru Owashi are the latest DDT wrestlers to get gender-swapped characters for the Ring☆Dream online game. Their characters will be added during the summer.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TEKONE SUSHI~” Results

April 30, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TEKONE SUSHI~”, 30/04/2018
Mie Messe Wing
333 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Makoto Oishi 39 Year Old Trial Single Match: Mad Paulie defeated Makoto Oishi with the Paulie Buster (6:47).
2. Takatimo Dradon, Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Sakaguchi was Disqualified for unmasking Hiratimo (7:55).
3. Kota Umeda & MAO defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Nobuhiro Shimatani when MAO pinned Shimatani with the Michinoku Driver I (9:27).
4. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino Vs Soma Takao ended in a No Contest (7:31).
5. Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase defeated Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Kouki Iwasaki when Irie pinned Iwasaki with the Beast Bomber (13:08).
6. Keisuke Okuda Local Triumph! Special Tag Match: Keisuke Okuda & Naomi Yoshimura defeated HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno when Okuda pinned Ueno with the Kobayashi Special (18:11).
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Endo pinned Katsumata with the Shooting Star Press (17:32).

Daisuke Sasaki got to close out the show with a speech after he won the main event. He pointed out that he doesn’t have a championship right now but next time DAMNATION comes to Mie he will probably have one. He asked Mad Paulie if he agreed. Paulie just tilted his head and groaned. Sasaki then finished his speech. “We do not promise! We do not protect! Because we are DAMNATION! We never conform, we do not kiss ass, I want to see The Avengers soon!”

Maybe there is a little bit more to Keisuke Okuda wrestling today than just the show being in his hometown. He glared over at HARASHIMA and the DDT Extreme Title belt before the match began. Okuda tried to downplay it by repeatedly saying he hates DDT during his post-match interview backstage. He gets along with Naomi Yoshimura but other than the Naomi Kingdom he doesn’t belong to anything else. He only wants to destroy things. Yoshimura thinks the city should build a bronze statue of Okuda to show their appreciation.

Shigehiro Irie and Keisuke Ishii had a stare down after their 6-Man Tag Match. Ishii feels that Irie has definitely become stronger since they last fought each other. There is even more fire in Irie’s elbow strikes than before according to Ishii.

The match between Danshoku Dino and Soma Takao fell apart because Dino could not get his hands off of Takao. Every referee that tried to stop him got knocked out with a Lip Lock. Hisaya Imabayashi had to put on a referee shirt and step in but he also got a Lip Lock.

MAO was disappointed that he didn’t get enough ring time with Kazusada Higuchi before tomorrow’s KO-D Tag Team Titles match. Higuchi admits that Kota Umeda & MAO are strong together but tomorrow will be their real test.

The first appearances of Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon began with the two singing “Separados” together as they made their entrance. They asked for the match to be held under Lucha Rules but Toru Owashi threw both of them out of the ring and said he would fight by himself. Clearly Owashi is already sick of them and who they remind him of. Yukio Sakaguchi put Hiratimo in a Sleeper Hold but Hiratimo’s mask accidentally slipped off. Takatimo saw what happened and came up with an idea. He unmasked himself when the referee wasn’t looking, gave the mask to Sakaguchi and acted like Sakaguchi ripped it off his head. As per the rules of pro wrestling, unmasking the opponent is illegal. Shuten-dōji were disqualified and Owashi’s team were declared the winners.


DDT “STREET PRO WRESTLING IN KANAGAWA – DANSHOKU DINO CITY COUNCIL MEMBER!?” Results

April 27, 2018

DDT “STREET PRO WRESTLING IN KANAGAWA – DANSHOKU DINO CITY COUNCIL MEMBER!? THE ROAD TO”, 27/04/2018
Kanagawa Fujisawa Meiten Building
92,000 Viewers

1. Yuki Ueno & Makoto Oishi defeated Toru Owashi & Chinsuke Nakamura when Ueno pinned Nakamura with a School Boy (4:24).
2. Miyu Yamashita & Yuka Sakazaki defeated Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Kamifuku when Yamashita pinned Kamifuku with the Crash Rabbit Heat (3:54).
3. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kota Umeda defeated Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo when HARASHIMA pinned Jo with the Somato (7:43).
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Tanomusaku Toba when Takeshita pinned Toba with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster onto a Watermelon (12:20).
5. Reika Saiki & Lady Beard defeated Makoto Oishi & Maki Ito when Saiki submitted Oishi with the Tower Bridge (6:00).
6. Danshoku Dino & Fuji-kyun defeated Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi when Dino pinned Ihashi with the Danshoku Driver (3:57).
7. Danshoku Dino, Kazusada Higuchi, Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Dino pinned Takagi with the Danshoku Driver onto a Chair (7:43).

Danshoku Dino recently revealed his intentions of running for a seat in the Kanagawa City Council because he is “a pure white heart wanting change in the local government”. That struck a nerve with Sanshiro Takagi because of a failed political campaign that he himself was a part of in the same area during the 1990s. To this day the mere sight of his campaign poster is enough to give him PTSD. Dino announced his intention to visit Kanagawa today to meet the locals and Takagi promised to meet him there for a Street Pro Wrestling match.

Dino’s visit brought him to the Fujisawa Meiten Building as part of a livestream on AbemaTV. With him was his cabinet of wrestlers: his secretary Makoto Oishi, the carer of his personal belongings Yuki Ueno, Fujisawa local Yuki Kamifuku, campaign supporter Nodoka-oneesan and town mascot Fuji-kyun. When they approached the Meiten Building Dino learned that the building’s owner Hideyuki Yamada is a powerful figure who can help get Dino what he wants. They were greeted by Akinaga Toyomoto at the entrance. First part of the tour was the bookshop on the 2nd Floor.

Takagi was there in the bookshop along with Toru Owashi waiting for Dino to begin their match. Dino promised Yamada not to get involved in any violence himself so he offered Ueno & Oishi to take his place. Takagi sent Owashi to fight them along with a surprise, Chinsuke Nakamura! Out came Nakamura accompanied by a man with a violin to play Nakamura’s song. The match began and the wrestlers fought around the ordinary customers. Nakamura gave Oishi a Low Blow but Ueno rolled him up with a School Boy for the three count. Throughout the show, AbemaTV had a poll on their site asking viewers if they support Dino’s candidacy. After the first match the poll was 66.2% in favour of Dino.

They moved on to a clothing shop on the 3rd Floor. Miyu Yamashita & Yuka Sakazaki were there browsing through the aisle. Kamifuku told them she heard there were nice clothes on sale here but she would never wear the stuff they were looking at. That sparked Match #2: Kamifuku & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yamashita & Sakazaki. They fought over to a bookstore where they were warned not to damage any books. Nodoka grabbed a book and held it up to prevent her opponents from attacking her until she was disarmed. Sakazaki piled Nodoka on top of Kamifuki then hit the Magical Girl Splash from a stool. Yamashita then pinned Kamifuku with the Crash Rabbit Heat. The girls all got along afterwards and ditched the others so they could go get tea on the 1st Floor.

Dino went up to the stationary shop on the 4th Floor and bumped into the Naomi Kingdom. He caught Akira Jo trying to shoplift so the Kingdom attacked his cabinet. Dino called for help and it was answered by HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Kota Umeda. A 6-Man Tag Match then took place. There was a string of Headscissors that was turned into a Crab Hold chain. Takao placed a shopping basket over Jo’s head and HARASHIMA hit the Somato for the win. Dino kicked the Naomi Kingdom out of the shop. However his approval score dropped slightly to 63.5%.

A message from Takagi was passed to Dino. It said Takagi was waiting for him in the 1st Floor market. Dino went down and there was Takagi in a sectioned off area. But it was a trap! Tanomusaku Toba appeared out of nowhere and knocked out both Oishi & Ueno. Dino called for help and saw that Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata were nearby having a meal. They expressed support for Dino and agreed to fight Takagi & Toba. They fought each other with chairs, traffic cones and food they bought from the nearby stalls. Takagi knocked Takeshita & Katsumata down in front of a car ride. Takagi got on the car ride wanting to run them over but all it did was rock back and forth. Takagi put Katsumata through a table with a Piledriver but Takeshita won the match by giving Toba a Brainbuster onto a watermelon.

Dino said his goodbyes to ALL OUT and moved on to an outdoor area where he saw Maki Ito arguing with DEADLIFT LOLITA. Both of them claimed they reserved the concert stage for a performance and sharing it wasn’t an option. Dino suggested they have a match to decide and ordered Oishi to be Ito’s partner. Ito did a stage dive onto everyone below. Oishi and Reika Saiki got back onto the stage and Saiki submitted Oishi with the Tower Bridge. She and Lady Beard got to sing while Dino went back inside the building.

All of the fighting so far took its toll on Dino’s cabinet. He was now the only one left as he approached the lecture hall. Inside he found a Smile Therapy session taking place by a man named Mr. Akasaka. The only people in there with him were Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi. They didn’t like Dino’s interruption and attacked him. Despite this, Dino refused to fight back. All looked grim when the mascot Fuji-kyun returned! It convinced Dino that pro wrestling is sport, not violence. Dino agreed and finally began to fight back. Together they defeated Ohka & Ihashi. Dino got to kiss Mr. Akasaka during the match. Afterwards Dino asked where the owner Yamada was. Akasaka said he was on the roof of the building.

Dino went up to the roof but couldn’t find Yamada. Instead there was Takagi and he was accompanied by DAMNATION! He said DAMNATION were now his friends but Daisuke Sasaki confessed that they were only teaming with him because he promised to pay them 15,000 yen. According to Sasaki that is way more money than what DDT usually pays them. Dino was in trouble but he suddenly got help in the forms of Kazusada Higuchi, Mike Bailey & MAO. This was it. The final battle! Tetsuya Endo, Bailey and MAO all did Moonsaults. Mad Paulie squashed some people. Higuchi blocked Sasaki’s Hurricanrana by whipping him into a fence. Takagi’s team got the upper hand and Takagi ordered DAMNATION to finish them off. However Sasaki demanded that they get paid another 15,000 yen as an extra charge. Takagi refused to DAMNATION abandoned him. It was now 4 Vs 1 in Dino’s favour and they all defeated Takagi. Dino’s final approval score was 61.3%.

The group all took a photo together on top of Takagi to use as Dino’s campaign poster. However Dino noticed that Yamada was still nowhere to be seen. A beaten Takagi told Dino where to find him, pointing over to an upper section of the roof. Dino went over and found Yamada sitting on a chair. Dino pleaded with Yamada to make him a City Council member. When Yamada didn’t respond, Dino turned him around and saw that he was dead! Akinaga Toyomoto appeared again and revealed he was spying on Dino all along. Hideyuki Yamada isn’t the most powerful figure in Kanagawa, it is Fuji-kyun! The screen faded to black over a narration explaining that Dino was defeated by Fuji-kyun, ending his political dreams. The end.


DDT “SHIN SYU VERY MUCH! 2018” Results

April 22, 2018

DDT “SHIN SYU VERY MUCH! 2018”, 22/04/2018
Nagano Art Center Act Park
274 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Antonio Honda defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with the Diving Fist Drop (12:23).
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO when Endo pinned Iwasaki with a Swan Dive Firebird Splash (10:35).
3. 4 Way Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Kota Umeda, Naomi Yoshimura and Shunma Katsumata when Higuchi pinned Katsumata with the Doctor Bomb (7:47).
4. KUDO & Keisuke Ishii defeated HARASHIMA & Soma Takao when Ishii pinned Takao with a Frankensteiner (10:12).
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – DDT Nagano Sales Manager Toru Owashi Local Triumph! “Owashi And Funny Friends Part 3” Special 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno defeated Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine (c) when Hirata pinned Sasadango with a Brainbuster (2:02).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,299th champion.
5a. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Replay: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata (c) & Yuki Ueno when Sasadango pinned Hirata with the Triangle of Zenkoji (10:24).
*Super Sasadango Machine becomes the 1,300th champion.
6. Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Irie pinned Akito with the Beast Bomber (16:38).

Shigehiro Irie’s momentum since coming back continues to grow and now it’s finding its way over to Mizuki Watase. Irie’s new partner threw Konosuke Takeshita away with a German Suplex while Irie hit Akito with the Beast Bomber. After the match Irie said he won the match thanks to Watase’s effort. Watase pointed out that the last time he wrestled in Nagano he promised the fans he would return as a champion. That didn’t happen but he has become stronger and he wasn’t going to give up! Irie & Watase were given a prize pack of red wine by the show sponsors for the victory. After the show, Irie promised to be at the top of DDT and Watase will grow into a stronger wrestler with him. Irie then said he was bringing a friend from America over to Japan soon. He calls his friend “The Gift”.

Since the show was in Nagano that meant Toru Owashi was the big attraction in his hometown. Super Sasadango Machine took advantage of this by gathering together a portion of the audience to mob Owashi for handshakes and autographs outside the ring during the match. Owashi was too busy handling his fans to wrestle but his team still won the match. Kazuki Hirata pinned Sasadango to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title for the finish. Hisaya Imabayashi hated the result because the big star who sold most of the tickets didn’t get to do anything even though his side won. Imabayashi demanded the match to restart. Owashi did get to wrestle this time but Sasadango pinned Hirata to win back the Iron Man Title. Sasadango won with the Triangle Of Zenkoji, a team-up version of the Lehmann Shock.

Keisuke Ishii promoted his upcoming match against Ken Ohka for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title on the 28th April Ganbare☆Wrestling show. KUDO didn’t have any of the other Shuten-dōji members with him today to drink with so he asked Ishii to join him for a toast. Ishii agreed and drank from a bottle of tea.

Kazusada Higuchi described Kota Umeda’s moves as intense during the 4 Way Match. He talked about feeling electricity run through his whole body whenever Umeda Kicked him. To Higuchi that is an amazing experience that makes him nostalgic for their matches together in DNA. Higuchi is looking forward to defending the KO-D Tag Team Titles against Umeda soon. Umeda thinks he has momentum but MAO needs to be with him on the same level if they are going to win the titles.


DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #2” Results

April 17, 2018

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #2”, 17/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
145 Fans – No Vacancy

0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Rekka with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (3:58).
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi defeated Mad Paulie and Daiki Shimomura when Owashi pinned Shimomura with La Magistral Cradle (4:47).
1. 4 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi, Akito & Makoto Oishi and Ken Ohka & Lady Beard when Endo pinned Oishi with the Shooting Star Press (7:37).
2. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: MAO (54.6%) defeated Yuki Ueno (45.4%) by Audience Decision (5:00).
3. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Kota Umeda defeated Maki Ito with a Camel Clutch (4:24).
4. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Danshoku Dino with a Lariat (6:07).
5. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda when HARASHIMA pinned Honda with the Somato (8:28).
6. ALL OUT Vs Irie-gun: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Watase pinned Katsumata with a Tiger Suplex (9:40).
7. Maji Manji Tournament – Final: Kota Umeda defeated MAO with the Umeda Driver (6:29).

Kota Umeda is the winner of the Maji Manji tournament! He smashed through Maki Ito and then MAO to win a significant role on upcoming episodes of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”. His future plans were quickly laid out for all to see. First Umeda and MAO decided to team up and challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 1st May. Kazusada Higuchi welcomes the challenge and is excited to face an awesome combination of young power. Then Umeda was told he was getting a special match at Korakuen Hall on 29th April. He will be facing Go Shiozaki! Umeda even got to stand face to face with Shiozaki and slapped his hand away when he asked for a handshake.

It’s official, Mizuki Watase is on Shigehiro Irie’s side. The two worked well together and were strong enough as a pairing to beat Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata. Irie thanked Watase for sticking by him and said he will count on him from now on. Takeshita is unsure about how he can take on the destructive power of Irie’s moveset, particularly his Traffic Accident tackle. It’s a move that is hard for him to see coming.

At the end of the show Danshoku Dino, dressed in a suit and tie held a public press conference to announce he will be running for a city council position in Kanagawa later this year. Dino said that he cannot become a legend in DDT alone. He will have to go into politics to become a legend. Dino described himself as a pure white heart that wants to change the local government. He then used his campaign speech to make fun of Sanshiro Takagi’s failed political run in the same city way back in 1996. This sparked Takagi to run into the ring and attack Dino. When he left, Dino promised to bring “Love & Peace” to eliminate violence from the world. He asked for the fans to vote for him and bowed.

Yuki Ueno doesn’t understand why the audience voted for MAO instead of him in their tiebreaker. But he still blames himself for not being able to beat MAO within the allocated time limit. Maki Ito was more emotional over the result of her match. She felt she was still winning even when she was losing because she sensed the audience’s support for her throughout. So in a way she both won and lost today. She thinks a good thing about pro wrestling is there is no gender discrimination. Ito gets to fight anyone, man or woman!

The 6-Man Tag went a little out of control when Higuchi put Mike Bailey through the broadcast table with the Fire Thunder Driver! The spot didn’t effect the result though as Bailey’s partner HARASHIMA pinned Antonio Honda in the ring quickly afterwards.

Still feeling the pain and embarrassment from last week, Danshoku Dino had a trap in place to help him beat Naomi Yoshimura. He positioned Makoto Oishi outside the ring on one side and gave him instructions to reach in and trip Yoshimura by the legs at every opportunity. The plan backfired when Oishi mistook Dino for Yoshimura and tripped him. Yoshimura grabbed the baseball bat, beat Dino with it for a bit and pinned him with a Lariat. This week’s guest was Ririka Suto from NMB48 and it was her duty to hit Dino in the ass with the baseball bat because Dino lost. She did so but Dino threatened to do the same to Suto until Miyu Yamashita ran down and saved her. Dino then challenged Yamashita to a Ketsu Bat match at the next episode on 1st May.

Daisuke Sasaki announced he is bringing in a new pet for DAMNATION on 1st May. He has been feeling lonely without Shuji Ishikawa by his side lately. Ishikawa is too busy competing in the Champion Carnival. Sasaki warned all of DDT’s “incompetent B class garbage wrestlers” that there is a traitor among them!

Mad Paulie was back to his normal self today. He and Toru Owashi joined forces to give Daiki Shimomura a Double Choke Slam. Owashi convinced Paulie to climb the turnbuckles for a Reverse Splash. He then pinned Shimomura with La Magistral Cradle while Paulie was climbing.

Rekka has difficulty with landing his new Taiwan Elbow Drop move on target. It took several attempts at the move until he finally hit Kouki Iwasaki with it. He still lost.


Catching Up On The News – DDT

April 14, 2018

DDT “DDT MUSIC! 2018”, 15/04/2018
Osaka City Yodogawa Citizen Center

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao & Daiki Shimomura
2. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Saki Akai & Yuni
4. Naniwa 2 Big Single Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Naniwa 2 Big Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Mad Paulie
6. Tomorrow Is Good! Osaka Specialty 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs KUDO Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Be Legend Presents: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO

Yukio Sakaguchi was originally supposed to be on this show but will miss it due to a scheduling conflict. Saki Akai takes his place.

Mad Paulie is now in a red rage because of the springtime. Daisuke Sasaki’s anger over HARASHIMA getting the next DDT Extreme Title shot might also have something to do with it. Paulie can only be calmed down and controlled in this condition with porno magazines.

Yuni is jealous of Nicholas, the ten year old boy who won the Raw Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania last weekend. It didn’t help when Sanshiro Takagi joked about searching for Nicholas’s booking details for a tour.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #2”, 17/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Rekka
1. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Kota Umeda Vs Maki Ito
2. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Yuki Ueno Vs MAO
3. 4 Way Tag Match: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Makoto Oishi Vs Ken Ohka & Lady Beard
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda
5. ALL OUT Vs Irie-gun: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
6. Tradition Of The Soul: Danshoku Dino Vs Naomi Yoshimura
7. Maji Manji Tournament – Final: X Vs X

The winner of the Maju Manji tournament will get the full backing of AbemaTV. The semi-finals have a 5 minute time limit and the final has a 10 minute time limit.

Mizuki Watase looks to be Shigehiro Irie’s only ally right now. Watase stood in Irie’s corner for his return match at the start of the month.

DDT “SHIN SYU VERY MUCH! 2018”, 22/04/2018
Nagano Art Center Act Park

1. Antonio Honda Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
6. DDT Nagano Sales Manager Toru Owashi Local Triumph! “Owashi And Funny Friends Part 3” Special 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine

Since the show is in Nagano, DDT’s Nagano resident Toru Owashi is in charge of putting it together.

DDT “VIDEO TEAM BOX OFFICE – BETAMANIA”, 23/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. DT-YUTA Produce Match ~Rotten Bad And Rotten Edge~: 726 Vs KUDO
2. Goodbye Fukuda…Honorable! Crushing! Explosion! Special Exhibition Match!: Ryuhei Fukuda Vs Keisuke Ishii

Yumehiteo Imanari and DT-YUTA from the video team are also scheduled to wrestle.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs X & X

Maji Manji gets its first title match on episode #3.