DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2018 ~YAYOI~” Results

March 13, 2018

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2018 ~YAYOI~”, 10/03/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall
225 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Masahiro Takanashi defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Hangover!! (7:42).
2. Yokoyama Specialty Two Big Singles Matches! Shortstop Vs Hama’s Great Devil!: Keisuke Ishii defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (13:23).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Royal Rumble By Age: MAO defeated Super Sasadango Machine (c) with the Chile Driver (13:23).
Order Of Elimination: Nobuhiro Shimatani, Shunma Katsumata, Soma Takao, Kazuki Hirata, Toru Owashi, Saki Akai, Antonio Honda, Super Sasadango Machine.
*MAO becomes the 1,291st champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Sanshiro Takagi defeated MAO (c) with a School Boy (6:26 pm).
*Sanshiro Takagi becomes the 1,292nd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Soma Takao defeated Sanshiro Takagi with a Small Package (6:27 pm).
*Soma Takao becomes the 1,293rd champion.
4. Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Umeda pinned Matsunaga with the Umeda Driver (11:22).
5. Yokoyama Specialty Two Big Singles Matches! Battle Match ’18 & DDT Memorial Battle IN Yokohama Radiant Hall!: The Great Homo Vs Tetsuya Endo ended in a No Contest (8:30).
6. Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated HARASHIMA & Ethan Page when Higuchi pinned HARASHIMA with a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch (10:17).
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie when Ishikawa was Disqualified for using a chair on Takeshita (4:12).
7a. Replay: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Shuji Ishikawa, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Takeshita pinned Paulie with a Lariat (7:46).

It was an eventful week for Konosuke Takeshita. A few days ago he graduated from university and today was his first match back from a minor back injury. Unfortunately Shuji Ishikawa was there ready and waiting to make his comeback a painful one. Ishikawa’s plan is simple. Injure Takeshita so badly that he cannot make it to Sumo Hall. Then Ishikawa will become the KO-D Openweight Champion by default and instead of a match at “JUDGEMENT 2018” he can sing and dance with Mad Paulie for an hour to close out the show. DAMNATION attacked ALL OUT to start the main event and Ishikawa kept attacking Takeshita with a chair until the referee disqualified him. Akito & Shunma Katsumata pulled Ishikawa away but were knocked back by his Double Shoulder Block. When Ishikawa turned around, Takeshita was there to Clothesline him out of the ring. The match restarted as a 6-Man Tag bout with Katsumata & Tetsuya Endo added in. Takeshita’s waist took a lot of damage throughout but he gutted it through and beat Mad Paulie with a Lariat. Takeshita said his body is in a lot of bad places right now but his heart isn’t broken. It is thanks to ALL OUT and the cheers of his fans that he still stands.

If you get hit by the Somato enough times you will eventually figure out a way to counter it. That’s the eureka moment Kazusada Higuchi discovered today. He avoided the move and caught HARASHIMA in a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch for the unexpected pinfall victory. Higuchi told HARASHIMA the battle will continue in Osaka tomorrow and he will beat him there too. Then at Sumo Hall he will win the KO-D Tag Team Titles from HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji to stand tall in the centre of DDT!

Tetsuya Endo’s confrontation with The Great Homo was chaotic. Homo dragged Endo under the ring then he chased him around ringside. Endo tried to fight him off with his high impact moves but couldn’t succeed. Homo brought a chair into the ring and hit the Shining Ateji while Endo was sitting on it. Homo then drank milk to power up the Lip Lock but Endo gave him the Lip Lock instead! The effects didn’t last and Homo applied the Lip Lock back to Endo, sending him bumping into the referee. The match was stopped and no winner was determined. Homo continued to attack Endo and also Mizuki Watase when Watase tried to stop him. Homo pulled down the back of Watase’s shorts and spat the milk mist at him. That was when the room went dark and Nerima Sting appeared! Nerima Sting attacked Homo with the black bat and gave him the Scorpion Death Drop. He then pulled Homo out of the ring and dragged him out of the building.

The DNA team showed no fear against Shuten-dōji and attacked them from the bell. Tomomitsu Matsunaga was the obvious odd man out in the Shuten-dōji. His presence in the match was ironic given that Masahiro Takanashi previously said the DNA team should be calling themselves Pigging 2018. Umeda pinned Matsunaga but the action didn’t end after the match. A staredown between the two was interrupted by a Yukio Sakaguchi Dropkick to Umeda and Yuki Ueno from out of nowhere. A brawl between the two sides began and ended with another staredown.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title was back at a DDT show for Super Sasadango Machine’s latest defence. During his time away from shows, Sasadango lost and won back the belt twice. Once to a food employee and another to the singer Kaede from the music group Negicco. Today the belt was on the line in a special Royal Rumble where the wrestlers were entered in order of their age. The wrestlers in their 20’s began the match, then the wrestlers in their 30’s entered next, then the wrestlers in their 40’s. Saki Akai didn’t like being put in the 30’s group but she had to because she turned 30 back in January. MAO was the last man standing and he pinned Sasadango to become the new champion. But his celebration was short lived when Sanshiro Takagi gave him a School Boy and won the belt. He told MAO he will blow him up at Sumo Hall but he was then Super Kicked by Soma Takao. Takao Cradled Takagi into a Small Package for the three count. Takao then admitted he isn’t that interested in being the Iron Man Champion. But he is looking forward to teaming with Yuko Miyamoto for the Sumo Hall Falls Count Anywhere Match!

There was no love lost between Keisuke Ishii and Daisuke Sasaki in their match. Sasaki ambushed Ishii and attacked him with a chair but Ishii later evened the odds by giving Sasaki a Fisherman Buster onto the ring apron. Sasaki knocked over the referee to avoid the Tiger Suplex and went to get a chair. Ishii was rescued by The Great Homo who came out from beneath the ring. Homo blinded Sasaki with the Milk Mist and hit him with the Shining Ateji. Ishii grabbed Sasaki and hit the Double Arm DDT as the referee recovered to get the win.

Ethan Page and Antonio Honda are teaming together to enter the Tag Gauntlet Match at “JUDGEMENT 2018”. Page wants to fight Naomi Yoshimura in the match to prove he is stronger than him.


DNA SUPER TAG, Saki Gifts A Makeover, Isami 4 Belts

March 6, 2018

I will be travelling for the rest of this week so the next blog post won’t be until next Tuesday at the earliest. Any major stories or results that happen while I am gone will still be posted on the @DramaticDDT Twitter account.

DNA “DNA 42”, 07/03/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ethan Page Vs Tomoya Hirata
2. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: MAO & Rising HAYATO Vs Choun-Shiryu & Rekka
3. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Akiro Jo
4. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Keisuke Okuda & Kengo Vs Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
5. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Kouki Iwasaki & X Vs Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
6. Mizuki Watase Vs Minoru Tanaka

The DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT begins tomorrow.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO YOKOHAMA!”, 10/03/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Syoko Nakajima & Raku Vs Hikari & Hinano
2. Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
3. Rika Tatsumi Vs Maki Ito
4. 3 Way Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Yuki Kamifuku
5. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Mizuki & Marika Kobashi
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Maho Kurone

Miu is unable to be at the show because of a conflicting schedule. Syoko Nakajima takes her place in the Up Up Girls match.

DDT “SAKI AKAI PRODUCE ~ DDT COLLECTION”, 14/03/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs T2HiJoshi Special Fight: Saki-sama, Azusa Christie & Martha (w/ Yukio Saint Laurent) Vs Margaret★Owashi, Kazuko Hirata & Kazuko Higuchi
2. Outrage 6 Way ~All Bad Guy Members~: Yuko Miyamoto Vs Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yoshiko
3. Shu Shu Match ♡ Kabukicho Yutaro March: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Jun Kasai & X
4. Doki ❤ Aja Full Paint Rumble: Aja Kong Vs HARASHIMA Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Ethan Page Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Maki Ito
5. Miracle Change! DDT collection: Konosuke Takeshita, Soma Takao & Shunma Katsumata Vs KUDO, Akito & MAO

Each participant in the main event will be treated to a hair and makeup job by Saki Akai’s stylist. The match will be changed if Konosuke Takeshita cannot recover from his back injury in time for the show.

DAMNATION, Jun Kasai and his partner will be given plenty of champagne to drink during their match.

Danshoku Dino will be the MC for the event.

BASARA “VAJRA 62 ~BATTLE OF OKE OKAMA~”, 18/03/2018
Aichi Rokujima Sports Center

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Daichi Kazato Vs Kazuhiro Tamura
3. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs MC.33 Vs X
4. 3 Way Match: FUMA Vs Takato Nakano Vs Yasu Urano
5. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Fuminori Abe & Yusaku Ito
6. Aldini Brothers Vs Sakigake! Metal Family: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs SAGAT & Trans-Am ★ Shinya

What a wonderful time it is for Isami Kodaka. He now has four championships currently in his possession. He has the Union MAX Title from BASARA, shares the STRONGEST-K TAG Titles with Tank Nagai in K-Dojo, and just a few days ago won both the NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Title and the International Jr. Heavyweight Title from Sean Guinness in Zero1. His only complaints are a busy schedule of title defences in his future and carrying around a heavy suitcase containing four championship belts to and from shows.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO ITABASHI!”, 21/03/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Match: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi

NEO Biishiki-gun have purposefully nominated Marika Kobashi as one of their next challengers knowing that she is one of the weakest girls on the roster. Luckily for her, Miyu Yamashita wants to fight by her side. Was this a plan that backfired for Saki-sama & Azusa Christie or have they found a way to sneak into the singles title picture?

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “A WALK IN THE PARK 2018”, 21/03/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Special Pinch Hitter Match: Saki Vs Hikaru Shimizu
2. Young Ganbare’s Challenge!: Shuhei Washida Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Mysterious Moment! India And Panda Come Together! Special Tag Match!: Yukihiro Abe & Chikara Vs Brian Aki & J-Soul Pandita III IV
4. Ganbare, Ihashi! Continue Showing It! The “U” Of Ihashi: Gota Ihashi Vs Nobuhiro Tsurumaki
5. Student Pro Wrestler Returns: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs MEN’S Teioh & Onryo
6. Ganpuro Family Vs Katsumura-gun 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Katsumi Oribe Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Keisuke Okuda & Black Ribera

I don’t know where the idea to team up Brian Aki & J-Soul Pandita III IV came from.


Time For Judgement In March

March 1, 2018

DDT “SHINKIBA, IKIMASU!!”, 02/03/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ethan Page Vs Kouki Iwasaki
2. Chubby Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Mad Paulie
3. Makoto Oishi T2Hide Application Assessment Match: Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi (Special Referee: Toru Owashi)
4. Falls Count Anywhere 5 Way Match ~ Special Rule: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Soma Takao Vs MAO Vs Fuminori Abe Vs Chinsuke Nakamura
5. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
6. HARASHIMA & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo

We’re heading into the final stretch on the road to Sumo Hall. Pretty much all of the card is set and the lead up matches in DDT this month will all be focused on “JUDGEMENT 2018”.

The special rule in the Falls Count Anywhere match involves the Shin-Kiba 1st RING management. All the wrestlers have been asked to behave themselves if the match takes them outside of the venue. If the staff gets angry at any of the wrestlers for what they do outdoors, the wrestlers in question will be disqualified from the match.

Makoto Oishi wants to join T2Hide and become its leader. Most of the group is okay with the first part so he will have to beat Kazuki Hirata to prove his worth.

This show is Ethan Page’s debut in Japan.

DDT “ONE FUJI TWO FALCONS DDT”, 04/03/2018
Shizuoka Fuji-san Messe

1. Ethan Page Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Keisuke Ishii & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. 4 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Antonio Honda
4. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
5. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
6. Makoto Oishi 39 Year Old Local Triumph! Fuji Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi

Makoto Oishi is the star of the show in his hometown.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2018 ~YAYOI~”, 10/03/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
2. Yokoyama Specialty Two Big Singles Matches! Shortstop Vs Hama’s Great Devil!: Keisuke Ishii Vs Daisuke Sasaki
3. Yokoyama Specialty Two Big Singles Matches! Battle Match ’18 & DDT Memorial Battle IN Yokohama Radiant Hall!: The Great Homo Vs Tetsuya Endo

For weeks DAMNATION have emulated The Great Muta by spitting coffee and cola at their opponents, particularly Danshoku Dino. This backfired when their attacks caused Dino to turn into The Great Homo! Now Tetsuya Endo has to fight Homo one on one before The Great Muta himself arrives in DDT.

DDT “TAISHO DRAMATIC ROMANTIC 2018”, 11/03/2018
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
2. Be Legend Presents Special Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Kazusada Higuchi

The HARASHIMA Vs Kazusada Higuchi match is sponsored by a protein supplements company.

DDT “SAKI AKAI PRODUCE ~ DDT COLLECTION”, 14/03/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Doki ❤ Aja Full Paint Rumble: Aja Kong Vs X
2. NEO Biishiki-gun Vs T2HiJoshi Special Fight: Saki-sama, Azusa Christie & Martha (w/ Yukio Saint Laurent) Vs Margaret★Owashi, Kazuko Hirata & Kazuko Higuchi
3. Outrage 6 Way ~All Bad Guy Members~: Yuko Miyamoto Vs Ryota Nakatsu Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yoshiko

Each person in the 6 Way Match is considered the baddest wrestler in their region. Yuko Miyamoto is Hiroshima, Ryota Nakatsu is Kyoto, Naomi Yoshimura is Osaka, Yukio Sakaguchi is Shibuya, Nobuhiro Shimatani is Yamaguchi and Yoshiko is Katsushika.

Everyone in the Aja Kong paint rumble will have their face painted like Aja Kong.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 25/03/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenshin Chikano & Akira Jo
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima Va Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Daiki Shimomura, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Takato Nakano Vs Mad Paulie, Hoshitango, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gota Ihashi & Cherry
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: LiLiCo & Makoto Oishi Vs Reika Saiki & Lady Beard Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda & Ethan Page Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match – Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Saki-sama, Yoshiko-sama & Azusa Christie
3. World Crazy Wrestler No. 1 Decision Battle In DDT: Joey Ryan Vs Colt Cabana
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio
5. Street Wrestling Using The Entire Ryogoku Building ~ Falls Count Anywhere 5 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Ippanjin Munenori Sawa Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Soma Takao Vs Isami Kodaka & Fuminori Abe Vs Michael Nakazawa & Chinsuke Nakamura
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka Vs Great Muta, Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi
9. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

I didn’t understand this until recently but Munenori Sawa’s ring name in DDT was changed to Ippanjin Munenori Sawa. The change is because when Sawa retired from pro wrestling he became an “ippanjin” (a normal person). So that’s why whenever he came back to perform on shows he would do so dressed as a salarayman instead of his regular wrestling gear. It will be funny if he stays like this in New Orleans next month.

DDT “APRIL FOOL 2018”, 01/04/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 1st Battle: Gota Ihashi Vs Koji Kanemoto
2. DDT Extreme Title: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs X

Miyamoto is already in the Ryogoku Falls Count Anywhere Match at “JUDGEMENT 2018” so he cannot defend the DDT Extreme Title until the next Korakuen Hall show afterwards. Good thing that show is only happening a week later.

Gota Ihashi is going through a five match series to improve himself and show Riki Choshu that he isn’t the worst wrestler ever. I don’t think Choshu cares.


Barbwire Bat Vs Thumbtacks, Hiroshi Discovers Yoga, DNA Super Tag Tournament

February 22, 2018

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2018”, 25/02/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
1. Tag Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao & MAO Vs Makoto Oishi & Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
2. Infomercial Match – Net One Systems Co., Ltd.: Danshoku Dino Vs Saki Akai Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe
5. DDT Extreme Title – Hardcore +α Match: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs Shunma Katsumata
6. Special Single Match: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Kazusada Higuchi
7. Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & HARASHIMA Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Daisuke Sekimoto

Each participant in the Hardcore +α Match will get to bring a particular weapon with them into the ring to start the match. Yuko Miyamoto picked a barbed wire baseball bat. Shunma Katsumata chose a bag of thumbtacks. The winner of the match will defend the DDT Extreme Title on the 1st April Korakuen Hall show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO SEIJO!”, 03/03/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Yuka Sakazaki & Riku Vs Hinano & Miu
2. Rika Tatsumi Vs Hikari
3. Syoko Nakajima & Rika Tatsumi Vs Maki Ito & Yuki Kamifuku
4. Miyu Yamashita & Mizuki Vs Maho Kurone & Marika Kobashi
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan

Yuna Manase will have an operation in March to remove a clavicle plate on her collarbone. She originally had the plate inserted to treat a fractured collarbone injury. Her doctor advised her to get it removed as soon as possible after her TOKYO Princess Title match last Sunday. The recovery time is two months so she is scheduled to return to the ring on the 3rd May Tokyo Joshi Pro show at Korakuen Hall.

BASARA “VAJRA 61 ~SEISHUN SUIKODEN~”, 03/03/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Daichi Kazato & Hiroshi Kondo Vs Kazuhiro Tamura & Daiki Shimomura
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial “Suspect Sanshiro Takagi”: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Sanshiro Takagi
3. Ryuichi Sekine & Yuji Hino Vs Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa
4. Doctor! Hardcore Cans 6-Man Tag Match: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Masashi Takeda & Yasu Urano
5. BASARA Three Major Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Fuminori Abe
6. BASARA Three Major Single Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Manabu Hara
7. Union MAX Title – BASARA Three Major Single Match: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Tsutomu Oosugi

Normally Isami Kodaka wouldn’t be worried to fight against someone like Tsutomu Oosugi. He only lost to Oosugi in the IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT because of a missed attack by his partner for the match Yoshihisa Uto. However, ever since then Kodaka’s neck has been feeling stiff and he’s been sleeping rough because of it. It’s ironic that he’s fighting a masseur then, isn’t it? Regardless, Kodaka wants to fight Oosugi the pro wrestler. Not Oosugi the Best Stretch masseur or even the Oosugi from Speed Of Sounds. Kodaka wants Oosugi to be as selfish in the ring as he is for this match. Oosugi is in an odd position because he rarely wrestles in singles matches.

Ryota Nakatsu mentioned that he wanted a match against someone so dangerous that it could result in the end of his career. Manabu Hara answered the challenge and joked that Nakatsu can request a different opponent if he’s too scared. Nakatsu didn’t take the comment well and will be ready to fight Hara.

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi is threatening to crush Fuminori Abe with the Justice Punch. Abe thinks there are too many Americans in BASARA and too many horizontal letters that comes with them. It is up to Abe to protect Japan for the spirits that have protected people like him.

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi will travel to India in March to study yoga and acquire certification from the National Yoga Alliance. Hiroshi said last year he turned 30 years old and in that time he was infected with three diseases and suffered from shoulder dislocation, cecum pain and gout. Through yoga he was able to heal himself from those ailments when scientific treatments could not.

DNA “DNA 42”, 07/03/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ethan Page Vs Tomoya Hirata
2. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1A: MAO & Rising HAYATO Vs Choun-Shiryu & Rekka
3. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1B: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Akiro Jo
4. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1C: Keisuke Okuda & Kengo Vs Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
5. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1D: Kouki Iwasaki & X Vs Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
6. Mizuki Watase Vs Minoru Tanaka

Ethan Page makes his DNA debut here.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO YOKOHAMA!”, 10/03/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Maho Kurone

The zombie girl Maho Kurone is next in line for a title shot.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 25/03/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Saki-sama, Azusa Christie & X
2. Street Wrestling Using The Entire Ryogoku Building ~ Falls Count Anywhere: Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa Vs X & X
3. World Crazy Wrestler No. 1 Decision Battle In DDT: Joey Ryan Vs Colt Cabana
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio
5. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka Vs Great Muta, Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

For the first time Tokyo Joshi Pro’s Offer Match will be on the main card of a DDT Sumo Hall show. No clues yet on who could the third woman on the NEO Biishiki-gun team will be but there is plenty of time left for that to be revealed.

DNA “DNA 43”, 05/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi-Final: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
2. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi-Final: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
3. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The tag tournament is now named after Sanshiro Takagi. The name suggests it will also be an annual competition.


DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2018 ~KISARAGI~” Results

February 10, 2018

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2018 ~KISARAGI~”, 10/02/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall
234 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi defeated KUDO and Daiki Shimomura when Owashi pinned Shimomura with La Magistral Cradle (5:58).
2. Akito, Rekka & Samara defeated Kikutaro, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata when Akito pinned Hirata with the Hanamasa (9:24).
3. Shuten-dōji Vs BASARA!: Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Abe submitted Takanashi with the Manjigatame (11:21).
4. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie ended in a No Contest (9:00).
5. Kota Umeda defeated Yuki Ueno with the Umeda Driver (15:54).
6. Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Makoto Oishi Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO when Higuchi submitted Oishi with the Modified Canadian Backbreaker (11:00).
7. Road To KO-D! ‘Hama Special Tag Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Endo pinned Katsumata with the Shooting Star Press (16:26).

Konosuke Takeshita and Shuji Ishikawa will have plenty of chances to know each other’s strengths as their Sumo Hall preview series of matches continued today. Ishikawa said that his body will not break before 25th March. Daisuke Sasaki told everyone that Mad Paulie is not allowed to sing or dance to celebrate Ishikawa’s victories until Ishikawa beats Takeshita at Sumo Hall. Both Ishikawa and Paulie were shocked to hear this news.

Kazusada Higuchi said he is feeling good again after his latest match with HARASHIMA involved. Higuchi made Makoto Oishi submit to the Canadian Backbreaker to win. Next on his list of priorities is his match with Naomichi Marufuji in Korakuen Hall. Higuchi sees this as a big chance to beat one of the best pro wrestlers going today. He wants the fans expecting him to crush Marufuji!

After a month of intense exchanges in the ring, Kota Umeda and Yuki Ueno fought each other one on one to settle their differences. Umeda’s kicks overwhelmed Ueno but he took as many of them as he could before falling to the Umeda Driver. The two shook hands after the match but Ueno was still in a bad mood. He explained backstage that he is frustrated because he wants to become stronger but hasn’t felt any change in him recently. He doesn’t dislike Umeda, he is just angry that Umeda was able to advance his skills after coming back from a serious injury.

DAMNATION have awoken something dark and evil inside Danshoku Dino. He was taken out of his tag match when Daisuke Sasaki injured him with a chair attack. Keisuke Ishii had to fight on his own and was on the verge of tapping out to the Cross Facelock when Great Muta style chanting could be heard around the room. Dino came back as The Great Homo and spat a milk like mist at everyone in the ring! The match was stopped but The Great Homo continued his rampage. He took out a metal spike and attacked Sasaki with it, aiming for his ass. Sasaki was able to escape when other wrestlers at ringside pulled Dino away from him.

The BASARA team showed they are united towards achieving their goal of winning the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. They came out to the BASARA theme song instead of their own. When they won today’s match, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe mocked Shuten-dōji by taking out cans of beer from under the ring and holding their own victory toast. An angry Yukio Sakaguchi chased them away from the ring.

Antonio Honda tried to impress Samara by telling his story about “Gon, The Little Fox” in English.

KUDO was mostly ignored by Toru Owashi and Daiki Shimomura in the 3 Way Match. Both of them even yelled at him to stop interfering in their fight. Owashi finally allowed KUDO to get involved by asking him to do the Diving Double Knee Drop to Shimomura. But when KUDO climbed the ropes, Owashi grabbed Shimomura and pinned him with La Magistral Cradle. Afterwards KUDO said he was relieved that his daughter wasn’t here to see this match nor will she be allowed to watch it on DDT UNIVERSE.


DDT In February, Sumo Hall Street Wrestling Returns

February 8, 2018

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2018 ~KISARAGI~”, 10/02/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Akito, Rekka & Samara Vs Kikutaro, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
3. 3 Way Match: KUDO Vs Toru Owashi Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
5. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Makoto Oishi Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & MAO
6. Shuten-dōji Vs BASARA!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe
7. Road To KO-D! ‘Hama Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo

Makoto Oishi and MAO are on opposite sides of a trios match again.

After being at each others throats last week, Kota Umeda and Yuki Ueno are getting a singles match together to solve their differences.

DDT “TSUYUHASHI AGAIN IN NAGOYA 2018”, 12/02/2018
Nagoya City Robashi Sports Center

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Masahiro Takanashi, Antonio Honda & Samara
2. Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Ueno
3. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Soma Takao Vs MAO
4. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
5. No. 1 In DDT Men’s Battle: HARASHIMA Vs Mizuki Watase
6. Road To KO-D! Nagoya, Love Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie

ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION continues while the Naomi Kingdom finds itself on a DDT show.

DDT “DRAMATIC AGE♂AGE♂AGEO♂”, 18/02/2018
Saitama Ageo Kousya

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda Vs Naomi Yoshimura
3. KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Makoto Oishi
4. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Danshoku Dino & Mizuki Watase
5. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Kota Umeda & Rekka
6. Ageo Specialty! Daikoku Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO

The result of Daiki Shimomura Vs Yuki Ueno will be interesting since both wrestlers have a very poor win-loss record. Can Ueno surpass his senior already?

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2018”, 25/02/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
1. Tag Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao & MAO Vs Makoto Oishi & Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
2. Infomercial Match – Net One Systems Co., Ltd.: Danshoku Dino Vs Saki Akai Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe
5. DDT Extreme Title: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs Shunma Katsumata
6. Special Single Match: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Kazusada Higuchi
7. Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & HARASHIMA Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Daisuke Sekimoto

There is a lot to take in here for the last major DDT show before “JUDGEMENT 2018”. The two big Sumo Hall matches are blended together for the main event, Kazusada Higuchi gets to fight Naomichi Marufuji one on one and Shunma Katsumata gets a DDT Extreme Title shot. DAMNATION and Danshoku Dino’s buddies face off before The Great Muta arrives. The Tag Rumble might also give some clues to who will take part in the Ryogoku Falls Count Anywhere Match.

Shuten-dōji called for challengers in DDT’s other promotions and BASARA answered the call. Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe were selected by Isami Kodaka and Producer Dino to challenge for for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

The Infomercial Match will this time promote an IT network corporation. It sounds like an excuse for Dino to get somebody to solve his computer problems without paying for it.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 25/03/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. World Crazy Wrestler No. 1 Decision Battle In DDT: Joey Ryan Vs Colt Cabana
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio
3. Street Wrestling Using The Entire Ryogoku Building ~ Falls Count Anywhere: Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa Vs X & X
4. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka Vs Great Muta, Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
5. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

After the emotional reunion between Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa that was unlike anything else at all that happened the week before, the two are putting together the traditional Falls Count Anywhere Match that will spread throughout all of Sumo Hall, inside and out. They want the best opponents to answer their challenge. What surprises will be in store for them?


DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2018 IN YOKOHAMA” Results

January 11, 2018

DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2018 IN YOKOHAMA”, 11/01/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall
241 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: HARASHIMA, Antonio Honda, Mizuki Watase & Rekka defeated Kazusada Higuchi, MAO, Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when HARASHIMA pinned Shimomura with the Somato (8:16).
1. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (7) defeated Joey Ryan (2) with the Shooting Star Press (8:24).
2. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Soma Takao (4) defeated Akito (2) with the Gin And Tonic (8:18).
3. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Jiro Kuroshio (6) defeated Keisuke Ishii (4) with two Moonsaults (11:51).
4. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Mike Bailey (4) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (4) with a Buzzsaw Kick (9:56).
5. D-King Grand Prix – A Block: Masahiro Takanashi (2) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (5) with the Pedal Style Bacchus (11:17).
6. D-King Grand Prix – B Block: Daisuke Sasaki (6) defeated Shuji Ishikawa (6) with an Inverted Hurricanrana (16:19).

A Block

1. Tetsuya Endo (7)
2. Jiro Kuroshio (6)
3. Konosuke Takeshita (5)
4. Keisuke Ishii (4)
-. HARASHIMA (4)
6. Masahiro Takanashi (2)
-. Joey Ryan (2)

B Block

1. Daisuke Sasaki (6)
-. Shuji Ishikawa (6)
3. Mike Bailey (4)
-. Yukio Sakaguchi (4)
-. Soma Takao (4)
-. Kazusada Higuchi (4)
7. Akito (2)

The main event was friend versus friend, Giant Vs Charisma, pet versus master, Shuji Ishikawa Vs Daisuke Sasaki. As much as it pained them to fight, they both had their battle plan. Sasaki started off begging for mercy then blindsided Ishikawa by throwing his t-shirt at him. Sasaki charged in but Ishikawa stopped him with a Knee Lift. Ishikawa yelled “Charisma, goodbye!” after every big move thinking it would finish him off. But Sasaki kept kicking out. Sasaki took out a bunch of chairs and smashed all of them over Ishikawa’s head. But Ishikawa got back up and Superplexed Sasaki onto the pile of chair remains. The end came when Ishikawa went for the Splash Mountain and Sasaki countered it into the Hurricanrana for the flash three count. Sasaki apologised to Ishikawa and invited him as well as Tetsuya Endo back into the ring. Sasaki said that today he became the strongest and best Charisma he’s ever been. He is only 168cm tall and weighs 80kg but he beat the best heavyweight in the tournament. Now he can win the D-King Grand Prix for sure. Ishikawa, Endo and Mad Paulie are strong too. They are DAMNATION and the pro wrestling world will revolve around them! Backstage Sasaki got to have some fun by making Ishikawa admit he is now stronger than him.

Konosuke Takeshita hit another bump in the road with an upset loss to Masahiro Takanashi. All was going well and he was ready to set up for a Brainbuster when Takanashi twisted himself free, clutched Takashita’s arm and cradled him into the Bacchus to get the pin. Takanashi was so surprised by winning the match he didn’t give a comment for the backstage interview afterwards. Takeshita meanwhile is coming to terms on whether or not he can still qualify for the final. It mostly rests on the upcoming results of other wrestlers in his group.

More surprise results came when Mike Bailey beat Yukio Sakaguchi in a kick heavy battle. Bailey dodged the Right Knee Of God while Sakaguchi avoided the Ultima Weapon. The two wore each other down with dueling kicks until Sakaguchi trapped Bailey in a Sleeper Hold. He tried to turn the move into the Cobra Clutch but Bailey freed himself and hit a Buzzsaw Kick followed by the standing Moonsault Double Knee Drop. Another Buzzsaw Kick brought the match to an end. Sakaguchi doesn’t understand how he lost. Why was he so weak but Bailey was so strong today? Something must be wrong. Bailey is full of praise for everyone in the Grand Prix but he is looking forward to when it ends. He points to the KO-D Openweight Champion not being undefeated as proof that this is a hard tournament.

Jiro Kuroshio is back in the race to the top of Block A with a win over Keisuke Ishii. It took two Moonsaults to put Ishii away and that’s not including a third Moonsault Kuroshio did earlier in the match for a nearfall. Ishii feels miserable over the result but does not deny the amazing talent Kuroshio has. Ishii now has Tetsuya Endo and Konosuke Takeshita as his final opponents.

Akito’s poor form continues when a back and forth contest with Soma Takao ended in defeat. The Hanamasa was countered into the Gin And Tonic for the finish. Takao was determined to win this and did not take his opponent lightly despite Akito’s record. Akito is already trying to deal with not making the final so another loss does not effect him mentally at this point. He has one more match left and it’s against Sakaguchi. Akito will treat Sakaguchi like a toy and break him with his play!

Endo is now the sole leader in Block A. His win over Joey Ryan has made him question his own worth again. If beating a wrestler from another promotion makes Endo worth 100 million yen annually then beating a big foreign star means he should now be paid 200 million yen a year! Ryan was so upset by the loss he wishes he could go back home to America. But he has two more matches left in his schedule so he will stick around for that.