Kasai Out Injured, Kikutaro In Healthy, STRONG HEARTS Staying, Space Monkey On The Way

January 7, 2019

DDT “DRAMATIC AKASONAE! 2019”, 13/01/2019
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Toru Owashi, Keisuke Okuda & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Akito, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase
2. Antonio Honda & Jason Kincaid Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Naniwa 3 Big Single Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Iino
4. Naniwa 3 Big Single Match: Kazuki Hirata Vs Maku Donaruto (w/ Phoenix Haru)
5. Mike Bailey, MAO & Kota Umeda Vs Masahiro Takanashi, Kazusada Higuchi & Sammy Guevara
6. Naniwa 3 Big Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuni
7. Tomorrow Is Good! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

Jun Kasai is out of action with a knee injury, leading to a minor card shuffle for next weekend’s shows.

DDT “DRAMATIC ROKUMONSEN! 2019”, 14/01/2019
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Kota Umda Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Soma Takao Vs Yuki Ueno
3. New Year’s Special Rumble: Toru Owashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Keisuke Okuda Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yuni Vs Maku Donaruto (w/ Phoenix Haru) Vs Kikutaro
4. Mike Bailey, MAO & Veda Scott Vs Makoto Oishi, Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase
5. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Sammy Guevara
6. Humanity Is A Game Blooming In The Big Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Jason Kincaid
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino

Kikutaro has been added to the Rumble.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “IF…2019”, 26/01/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Shota

Shuichiro Katsumura and Shota had two singles matches inside the tiny little Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic during 2018. They are tied one a piece so when Katsumura won the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title it wasn’t a difficult decision to pick his first challenger. Their rubber match takes place inside a proper ring this time.

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2019”, 27/01/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Heisei’s Last Grudge Match Check: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs El Lindaman
2. Kota Umeda “Mad Dog” 7 Match Series – Final Match: Shuji Ishikawa Vs Kota Umeda
3. Special 3 Way Match: MAO Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs CIMA
4. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & HARASHIMA Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shinya Aoki

The newest foreign wrestler to debut in DDT is Space Monkey! According to DDT’s write up he is a monkey born in Canada, was sent to a space centre in America for experiments, escaped back to Canada, was captured in the mountains and then sold off to numerous circuses. Monkey eventually ran away, started a pro wrestling career four years ago and somehow successfully pitched the idea to DDT to get booked by them. Monkey already has some notoriety among the Japanese wrestling fanbase. In 2017 he was nominated for Best Foreigner by the Nico Nico Pro Wrestling website.

Kikutaro will also be on the show.

BASARA “BASARA 87 ~FEAST~”, 29/01/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

Fuminori Abe thinks that he and Ryota Nakatsu are the two best wrestlers in BASARA right now so naturally they should be fighting for the Union MAX Title.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2019 ~DDT 22ND ANNIVERSARY~”, 17/02/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Danshoku Dieno Produce OsuMAN Dankon Debut Match: OsuMAN Dankon Vs X
2. Go Shiozaki, Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sekimoto, Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
3. Special Hardcore 6-Person Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Chigusa Nagayo & Ryuji Ito Vs Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Takumi Iroha
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey & MAO (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs CIMA & Seiki Yoshioka
5. DDT Extreme Title – ??? Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs HARASHIMA
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

We haven’t seen the last of #STRONGHEARTS in DDT after all. Their home promotion OWE ordered the group to avenge their losses to DDT and not to come back until that mission has been accomplished. CIMA & Seiki Yoshioka have found their way into the KO-D Tag Team Titles match with the Moonlight Express and Shuten-dōji.


BASARA “BASARA 85 ~SHUFFLE~” Results

January 6, 2019

BASARA “BASARA 85 ~SHUFFLE~”, 06/01/2019
Kitazawa Town Hall
294 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yasu Urano defeated Masato Kamino with a Wristlock (10:32).
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT defeated Takato Nakano & Tatsuhiko Yoshino when SAGAT pinned Nakano with the Goregrind (11:40).
3. Sento Minzoku Vs Best Stretchmen: Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita defeated Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man when Sekine submitted V3 with the Combine (11:40).
4. Takumi Tsukamoto & Jun Masaoka defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when Tsukamoto pinned FUMA with a School Boy (12:38).
5. Isami Kodaka Returns To War: Naoki Tanizaki defeated Isami Kodaka with a Reverse Cradle (12:27).
6. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka (c) defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizara when Abe submitted Nakatsu with the O-Manjigatame (19:46).
*V3 for Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka.

Fuminori Abe sent his message loud and clear. By making Ryota Nakatsu submit he now wants a shot at the Union MAX Title! Abe admits he doesn’t know about the history of the championship or who has fought for it before him. But he thinks the two strongest wrestlers in BASARA are himself and Nakatsu. He has to beat Nakatsu to become the strongest and lead BASARA into the future! Nakatsu didn’t like hearing that because he thinks he is BASARA’s future. The title match takes place on 29th January.

The return of Isami Kodaka fro injury was spoiled by Naoki Tanizaki. When Kodaka avoided the Implant it led to a scramble of pins that Tanizaki got the best of, countering one Cradle into another for the three count. The defeat stops any immediate chance Kodaka had of getting a Union MAX Title rematch with Nakatsu. Kodaka said he feels the pain but this is pro wrestling. BASARA moved on while he was gone. It’s now his goal to catch up and overtake everyone else!

Takumi Tsukamoto held onto the back of FUMA’s pants during the School Boy to pin him. The two fought after the match and had to be pulled apart.

In Match #2 Takato Nakano went for a Swan Dive but SAGAT caught him with the Goregrind in midair for the win.


BASARA “BASARA 82 ~FEAST~” Results

November 17, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 82 ~FEAST~”, 17/11/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
243 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano defeated Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man when Urano submitted Stretchman with a Mexican Stretch (9:38).
2. 3 Way Match: Ryuichi Sekine defeated Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Jun Masaoka when Sekine submitted Hiroshi with the Lotus Let’s Combine (8:01).
3. Sparky Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family: Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizara defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when Tanizaki pinned Kubo with the Implant (14:59).
4. Tenkaichi Jr. Tournament – Round 1: Fuminori Abe defeated Ikuto Hidaka with a Cradle (14:13).
5. Sento Minzoku Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura defeated Keisuke Ishii & Shota when Fujita pinned Shota with the Modified Samson Clutch (11:09).
6. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) defeated SAGAT with the Crescent Moon (16:37).
*V2 for Ryota Nakatsu.

The show was focused on establishing the Nakatsu Gundan, who are now going to be called Sparky. With new yellow baseball jerseys being worn by every member and black strips under their eyes, today was the first time Ryota Nakatsu, Naoki Tanizaki and Akiyori Takizara were all together since the unit’s formation. Nakatsu defeated SAGAT in the main event to defend the Union MAX Title. He countered a Perfect Plex from SAGAT into the Crescent Moon modified Crab Hold to make the challenger submit. They shook hands afterwards and Sparky ended the show celebrating by drinking beers with the fans around the ring.

The Sento Minzoku Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling match turned into a brawl early and kept the bad tension all the way through. When the match was over Daiki Shimomura wanted to get Keisuke Ishii’s attention but Ishii ignored him.

Fuminori Abe’s win over Ikuto Hidaka means that he advances to the semi-final of the Tekaichi Jr. Tournament in Zero1. As part of the tournament gimmick, Abe is now in possession of two crystal balls. The tournament winner ends up possessing all of the balls and can use them to make a wish.

The finish of the 3 Way Match had Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi put himself in an upside down lotus position to meditate. Ryuichi Sekine simply grabbed onto Hiroshi from that position and applied the Let’s Combine to make him give up.

Best Stretchman V3 is starting to act like Yasu Urano is the 4th member of the Best Stretch team. He called him Uranoman throughout the opener and asked to team with him the next time BASARA is in Shin-Kiba 1st RING.


BASARA “BASARA 81 ~WIND, CLOUDS AND RAINBOW~” Results

November 4, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 81 ~WIND, CLOUDS AND RAINBOW~”, 03/11/2018
Chiba Blue Field
127 Fans

1. Kaji Tomato defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Speed (7:28).
2. FUMA, SAGAT & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano when SAGAT pinned Tsukamoto with the Goregrind (16:40).
3. Yusuke Kubo defeated Jun Masaoka with the Death Metal Roll (11:56).
4. Sento Minzoku Vs FITNESS BEAUTY: Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita defeated Yuji Hino & Yuta Suzuki when Sekine pinned Suzuki with the Ryusetsu (16:55).
5. NEW GENERATION TAG MATCH: Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano when Nakatsu pinned Nakano with the V Slider (12:53).

After the main event Ryota Nakatsu noted that a lot of people in BASARA are getting up to stuff outside of the company. He pointed to Fuminori Abe entering the Tenka-Ichi tournament in ZERO1 and Daiki Shimomura asking for an Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title shot on 23rd November. Nakatsu isn’t concerned about all of that. He wants to keep his focus inside BASARA and will do that by defending the Union MAX Title on 17th November. Nakatsu never said who he was facing but he didn’t need to. SAGAT entered the ring and attempted to hit the Goregrind on Nakatsu but he moved out of the way! SAGAT got up and told Nakatsu he wanted the title shot because he is the only one from Union still in BASARA yet to challenge for the belt. Nakatsu accepted the challenge. He also announced the formation of his new unit. For now it will be called Nakatsu Gundan and the unit will consist of three members including himself. The other two will be revealed on 17th November. Nakatsu hopes the unit will have a proper name by the time BASARA returns to Chiba Blue Field in January.

Minoru Fujita has new gear to fit in a little bit more with the rest of Sento Minzoku. The match mostly centred around tension between Ryuichi Sekine and Yuta Suzuki. They put aside their differences after the match. Yuji Hino then decided to have some fun by trying to pull Sekine’s tail off. Sekine escaped with his tail but was left in a lot of pain.


BASARA “BASARA 79 ~FEAST~” Results

October 11, 2018

BASARA “BASARA 79 ~FEAST~”, 05/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
243 Fans

1. Manabu Hara, Jun Masaoka & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano when Masaoka pinned Nakano with the Trace Kick (12:12).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Michael Wolf defeated Gouma Ryu and Banana Senga when Wolf pinned Senga with the Blue Thunder (6:49).
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo defeated Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon when Hiroshi pinned V3 with the Halasana (9:28).
4. Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).
5. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Brahman Brothers!: Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated FUMA & SAGAT when Kei pinned SAGAT after the Five Body Dissatisfaction (8:30).
6. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) defeated Daiki Shimomura with the V Slider (13:58).
*V1 for Ryota Nakatsu.

Ryota Nakatsu was sombre in victory after his first successful Union MAX Title defence. Daiki Shimomura has changed since he came to BASARA. They had an exciting match for the title but Nakatsu isn’t ready to lose to him yet. With no trouble brewing between them, Nakatsu encouraged Shimomura and the rest of Sento Minzoku to go beat Ganbare☆Wrestling at their next show. Nakatsu raised a toast on his own to end the show and said he felt lonely. He knows that somewhere Isami Kodaka is watching. Nakatsu is here waiting for him. Kodaka can feel confident in Nakatsu leading BASARA in his absence.

The Brahman Brothers are back to make a mess in BASARA. They did their bowling ball and suitcase spot but FUMA & SAGAT later turned the tables and did the same spot to them. They lifted up Brahman Kei for a double Razor’s Edge move called the Crucifixion Of Death but Brahman Shu stopped them by throwing powder in their faces. They later blinded SAGAT with the black India Ink and pinned him with the Five Body Dissatisfaction pinning combination. The Brahmans led a “Heavy Metal” chant after they won.

Without a shadow of a doubt, Minoru Fujita is definitely a member of Sento Minzoku. He has a tail now so it is undeniable. Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine couldn’t beat Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe within the time limit. Both teams demanded extra time to be added. They even did push ups and squats to prove to the referee that they were all still able to continue. Their appeal was interrupted when suddenly Ken Ohka & Shota from Ganpro ran into the ring and attacked Sekine! Ohka grabbed the microphone and was about to speak when Daiki Shimomura blindsided him with a Missile Dropkick knocking him out of the ring. Sekine regrouped with Shota outside and declared Ganpro’s upcoming match with Sento Minzoku to be an all out fight! They’re even willing to fight outnumbered 3 Vs 2 now that Fujita is involved with them. Fujita taunted the Ganpro duo and reminded them of their history together. Ohka attempted to get in the ring but Shimomura kicked him off, forcing Ganpro to retreat. Sekine then properly invited Fujita to join Sento Minzoku, placing his red hoodie over his back. Fujita accepted the invitation.

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi convinced Best Stretchman V3 to try out some yoga stretches. When V3 went into the Halasana position where he lies on his back and rolls onto his shoulders by lifting his legs, he felt so relaxed that he fell asleep. Hiroshi then gently pinned him for the three count.

The former Banana Senga returned to this form so he could participate in the Reversal Pro Wrestling Trials again. However his transformation wasn’t entirely complete because he still had the Stretch Man Man hook worn over his hand. American wrestler Michael Wolf was under trial for fraud. Apparently they thought Wolf was Ryuichi Sekine in disguise. Both Senga and Gouma Ryu attacked Wolf thinking he was a fake foreigner. Wolf hit them with a Double Lariat and pinned Senga with the Blue Thunder to prove his innocence. Wolf then called the both of them fake lawyers and fake wrestlers in Japanese.

FUMA will take on The Great Sasuke in the main event of “FUMA FEST VOL.2” on 8th December. FUMA doesn’t like how Sasuke used a song from the movie “Anvil” as his entrance music years ago. FUMA thinks that song was boring so he wants to give Sasuke a real lesson in heavy metal!

An update was given for Isami Kodaka’s current health. He was allowed to leave his hospital earlier than planned but it is unknown when he will be fit to return to the ring.


Goodbye To Shibuya DESEO, Sento Minzoku, Tokyo Joshi’s Forbidden 3 Rule, Irie In Ganpro

October 1, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THANK YOU SHIBUYA DESEO ~5 YEARS LATER I TREMBLE IN A MIRACLE I SET UP IN THIS PLACE~”, 03/10/2018
Shibuya DESEO

1. Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuu
2. Yuka Sakazaki & Yuki Kamifuku Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
3. Miyu Yamashita & Yuna Manase Vs Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao

The original home venue for the early years of Tokyo Joshi Pro will be closing down for renovations and relocating to another part of Shibuya at the end of November. Tokyo Joshi are coming back for one more ringless show to send the place off. The first half of the event will consist of live performances from the Ito Respect Army, Konkatsu-gun, Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma and Yuki Aino. The second half of the show will be the three wrestling matches.

BASARA “BASARA 79 ~FEAST~”, 05/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Yasu Urano Vs Manabu Hara, Jun Masaoka & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Banana Senga Vs X
3. Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yusuke Kubo
4. Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe
5. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Brahman Brothers!: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
6. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Daiki Shimomura

A press conference was held on the 27th September to announce the full card. Daiki Shimomura is the first person to challenge Ryota Nakatsu for the Union MAX Title. Shimomura admits he doesn’t know much about the history of that championship but he thinks he will become an interesting champion because of that reason. He also wants to beat Nakatsu more than he wants the belt. It’s been two years since they last faced each other one on one in the DNA Grand Prix. Shimomura cannot wait to show how much he has changed since then.

The other news to come out of the conference also involves Shimomura. Isami Kodaka sent a written message explaining that he is recovering from both a fractured jaw and a neck injury. He is interested in seeing what interesting things will happen to BASARA while he is gone. Who will gain power? Who will behave differently without him around? He will watch from the shadows but will do so as part of a new unit called Sento Minzoku. Also part of this unit are Ryuichi Sekine and Daiki Shimomura. Sekine has now grown a monkey’s tail just like Shimomura and he will be the leader of the group in Kodaka’s absence. They have made an offer to Minoru Fujita to join them. A person with a bag over his head claiming to be Fujita just said he will turn BASARA into a lawless zone now that the general is gone. Fuminori Abe offered his opinion on the matter and said his behaviour is too good for him to join Sento Minzoku.

Stretchman Man is back to being Banana Senga so he can do the Reversal Wrestling Trial again.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE KITAZAWA?”, 08/10/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Raku
2. Maki Ito Vs Hinano
3. Yuu Vs Miu
4. Reika Saiki Vs Hikari
5. Miyu Yamashita & Hyper Misao Vs Priscilla Kelly & Shoko Nakajima
6. Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuna Manase (Special Referee: Nonoko)
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

In two days time Sanshiro Takagi will be holding a meeting with several Tokyo Joshi wrestlers to discuss the Forbidden Three rule used by the promotion. There is confusion over how established the rules are because they were never strictly enforced. The women also think the rules aren’t even necessary for the majority of the roster because most of them are adults.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE 2018”, 11/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. “Spring” Is Not Over Yet!: Moeka Haruhi & Koharu Hinata Vs Saki & Manami Kanda
2. Ganpro Flow! Shigehiro Irie Spectacular Match!: Shigehiro Irie Vs Chikara
3. Fanfare Supporting Imanari Revolution: Hiroshi Yamato & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Sento Minzoku: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Shota Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Daichi Shimomura & X
5. THE ROOT OF WRESTLING: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Hideki Suzuki

Sento Minzoku isn’t just going to stay put in BASARA. Sekine visited the recent Ganbare☆Wrestling show to challenge Ken Ohka to a match between the two groups. That challenge turned into an attack by Sekine so this isn’t going to be a friendly kickabout.

Shigehiro Irie’s first non-DDT appearance as a freelancer is with Ganpro. This will be his second match for the group. The first took place in August 2017.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE OSAKA?”, 13/10/2018
Osaka World Pavilion

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

The combination of the Magical Sugar Rabbits and Miraclians has created the MagiRabIans!

Yuna Manase and Yuki Kamifuku are feuding over Kamifuku’s recent photoshoot for FRIDAY magazine.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SABAKU NO TAKA 2018”, 14/10/2018
Fukuoka Oki Gakuen Dome

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Priscilla Kelly

Maki Ito’s former idol group LinQ will be performing a musical number on the show.


MAO And Kodaka Injured, STRONG HEARTS Invade, Nodoka Wants Matching Titles, New Peter Pan Matches

September 24, 2018

DDT “SHINSHU ROASTED PORK 2018”, 24/09/2018
Nagano Art Center Pavilion

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Hyper Misao Vs Maki Ito
2. Mike Bailey & Ethan Page Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. 3 Way Match: Soma Takao Vs Jason Kincaid Vs Shunma Katsumata
4. Nagano Specialty! Toishikuzure Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Super Sasadango Machine
5. DDT Nagano Sales Manager Toru Owashi Local Triumph! “Owashi And Funny Friends Part 4” Special 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kazusada Higuchi
6. DAMNATION Vs RENEGADES!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
7. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino

MAO injured his left heel during yesterday’s Korakuen Hall show. He was supposed to team up with Mike Bailey & Ethan Page to take on Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani. With MAO absences, Takao is now taken out of the match and added to Jason Kincaid Vs Shunma Katsumata to make it a 3 Way Match.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #18 ~SHIBUYA STREAM HALL OPENING MEMORIAL KOKERAOTOSHI SPECIAL~”, 25/09/2018
Shibuya Stream Hall

0. NO TV Match I: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Mizuki Watase
0. NO TV Match II: Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
1. Mike Bailey & Gota Ihashi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid Vs Keisuke Ishii & Ethan Page
3. Yuna Manase Vs Maki Ito
4. HARASHIMA, Daichi Hashimoto & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Keisuke Okuda
5. Opening War! ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS!!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs CIMA, T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
6. Shibuya Stream Hall Opening Memorial! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Jun Kasai & Makoto Oishi Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo

The show will be held at the newly opened Shibuya Stream Hall. The venue is part of a 35 storey, 180m high building next to the Shibuya River and near Shibuya Station. With the 2020 Olympics on the horizon, new venues are opening up in Japan and hopefully that means new places for the DDT family to go. The Kanda Myojin Hall opening near Akihabara in December will be one such venue for Tokyo Joshi Pro.

The STRONG HEARTS have invaded DDT! Some big matches between them and ALL OUT were booked for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018” but their first confrontation will be an 8-Man Tag Match this Tuesday.

Normally I would balk at the idea of Gota Ihashi replacing MAO but credit where it’s due, Ihashi is doing a great job getting into shape.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE ITABASHI?”, 29/09/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

I’m unsure how often the Ito Respect Army will continue to team together now that Mizuki has chosen Yuka Sakazaki over Maki Ito. But for now the two sides are able to join forces. We’ll see how long this lasts.

BASARA “BASARA 79 ~FEAST~”, 05/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe
2. Sakigake!! Iron Family Vs Brahman Brothers!: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
3. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Daiki Shimomura

Isami Kodaka suffered a fractured jaw during his Hardcore Cage match last Friday. He is expected to be out of action for around 3 to 4 months so he can recover.

Ryota Nakatsu already has a Union MAX Title defence lined up. Daiki Shimomura with his new monkey tail will be channeling Kodaka to try and win the belt.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOW DO YOU LIKE KITAZAWA?”, 08/10/2018
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

According to Nodoka Tenma, she and Yuki Aino were always given identical gifts by their mother. Clothes, bags, food, everything. Tenma wants to continue this trend by getting identical championship belts for her and her sister. The TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles are just the kind of belts she is looking for. Aino admits that it is too soon for her to challenge for a championship but with her sister by her side she is determined to succeed.

DDT “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018 ~FALL WRESTLING CULTURE FESTIVAL~”, 21/10/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Time Difference Battle Royal: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs X
0. Mina Shirakawa DDT First Participation War! Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Keisuke Okuda Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa Vs X & X
2. The World’s Crazy Couple Battle: Makoto Oishi & Misaki Ohata Vs Joey Ryan & Laura James
3. The Difference In 27 Years Of Age! Representative Director And President (48 Years Old) And Belonging Wrestler (21 Years Old) Waste Blood Washing Conflict Play – Final Settlement Weapon Rumble!: Sanshiro Takagi Vs MAO
4. Will You Eat Or Be Eaten!? Giant Special Single Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda
5. ALL OUT Vs STRONG HEARTS! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Tian Yunan
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs CIMA
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Danshoku Dieno will achieve his dream of main eventing “RYOGOKU PETER PAN” and as the KO-D Openweight Champion to boot. A bitter and hateful Daisuke Sasaki stands opposite him. His fortunes turned around after he was dumped by Asuka (the WAVE one). By hating everything, Sasaki went on to win the King Of DDT tournament to get to this spot. Now all that’s left is for him to win the KO-D Title to bring DDT back under DAMNATION.

STRONG HEARTS came to DDT to challenge ALL OUT. Konosuke Takeshita turned the tables a bit by challenging the STRONG HEARTS leader CIMA to a singles match. DDT’s young supernova will go one on one with one of the most influential wrestlers on the Japanese scene for the last 20 years! Meanwhile the rest of ALL OUT face off against three members of STRONG HEARTS. T-Hawk & El Lindaman are well known from their Dragon Gate work. Tian Yunan is the wild card from the unit’s home promotion OWE. Yunan wrestled exclusively for OWE in China until this month when he made his Japan debut replacing an injured Gao Jingjia on a Wrestle-1 card.

The newest women’s wrestler to debut in DDT is Mina Shirakawa, a gravure idol and devoted wrestling fan who trained to become a pro wrestler in April. She had her first pro match in August as part of a Best Body Japan event that was also supported by DDT. Shirakawa teamed with Shoko Nakajima in a losing effort against Reika Saiki & model Hoshimi Muramatsu. Shirakawa has since traveled to Mexico to train and wrestle her second match as part of a lucha libre expo.