Fantastic Imanari, Wrestle Princess II Title Matches, Record Of Ragnarok, Ganpro Goes Shopping

September 17, 2021

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 18/09/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari
4. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Koroku
5. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano
6. Yokohama Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Keigo Nakamura Vs Chris Brookes & HARASHIMA

The third man in Pheromones has been revealed. Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari has been won over by the erotic antics of this new unit and has joined their cause. The first three matches of the show have been altered slightly to fit him into the card.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~”, 20/09/2021
Aichi East Sports Center 2nd Stadium

1. Hyper Misao Vs Pom Harajuku
2. 3 Way Match: Nodoka Tenma Vs Miu Watanabe Vs Kaya Toribami
3. Mizuki Vs Arisu Endo
4. Maki Itoh Vs Moka Miyamoto
5. Hikari Noa & Suzume & Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko
6. Miyu Yamashita, Nao Kakuta & Raku Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Kamifuku

Things are heating up as we get closer and closer to “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”. Champions and their challengers have a few more warm-up matches with each other until then.

BASARA “BASARA 170 ~HOJIRO~”, 20/09/2021
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs SAGAT & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Jacket Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Shiori Asahi
3. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: FUMA (4) Vs Takato Nakano (2)
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (4) Vs Masato Kamino (2)
5. Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano Vs Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Leo Isaka

Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League Standings

1. FUMA (4)
-. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
4. Masato Kamino (2)
-. Takato Nakano (2)

The league is reaching the final stage of matches. The top two wrestlers at the end of the show will face off in the final on 28th September. I don’t have the energy to figure out what happens if Takato Nakano and Masato Kamino win their matches. If both of them win then that means all five wrestlers finish in first place tied at 4 points each!

The last day of Jacket Matches were a mixed bag for Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. He won one and lost one, leaving him stuck at #8 in the rankings. His latest opponent Shiori Asahi is currently ranked #15.

GANBARE☆PRO “BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA PLEASURE STYLE 2021”, 25/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Ganjo Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuna Manase, Yuna Mizumori & YuuRI Vs Asuka, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. THE HALFEE Vs Team Sanyo Sanin Full Scale Battle: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Minoru Fujita, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & MAO Vs Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki
4. IJ Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai & Shota (c) Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganpro Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shigehiro Irie
6. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

Shinjiro Otani is unable to wrestle on the show after fracturing his left arm at the last Ganbare☆Pro show. Keisuke Ishii will now face Shigehiro Irie in the special singles match. It will be the first singles match between them in over three years. MAO is also coming in to take Irie’s place in Match #3.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuya Koroku
0. Under Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yumiko Hotta Vs Shinya Aoki & Mizuki Watase
1. Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari (w/ Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno) Vs Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani
2. Record Of Ragnarok Collaboration Match ~ Gods Vs Humanity~: Daisuke “Zeus” Sekimoto, Kazusada “Beelzebub” Higuchi, Yukio “Susanoo-no-Mikoto” Naya & “Apollo” Vs Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno, MAO & Keigo Nakamura
3. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
4. Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiko Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata
5. DAMNATION Dissolution Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

Both Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes are aiming high for their KO-D Openweight Title match. Brookes is calling this the most important match in his 14 year career and he will not waste his opportunity. Takeshita wants his rivalry with Brookes to be the peak for this era of DDT, just like Kota Ibushi Vs Kenny Omega was for a previous era.

DDT is collaborating with “Record Of Ragnarok” for a special match. The series is about Humanity fighting for its very survival in a deadly fighting tournament against Gods. It has a manga, a Netflix produced anime and will soon launch a live action stage show. One team led by Daisuke Sekimoto will represent the Gods from the anime and will wrestle in special costumes made for the match. If that’s not enough, Riki Choshu will also be there to provide special guest commentary.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”, 09/10/2021
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

1. International Princess Title: Yuki Kamifuku (c) Vs Yuki Aino
2. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Maki Itoh

Two more title matches are now official. NEO Biishiki-gun have still shown interest in getting Mizuki to join them. She refuses and along with Yuka Sakazaki wants to regain the Princess Tag Team Titles.

Yuki Aino bounced back from her clean loss to Miyu Yamashita by pinning Hikari Noa in a tag match. With her recent record against champions, Aino has enough claim to challenge for the International Princess Title. Noa isn’t afraid to take the match to dangerous levels in order to keep the belt over her shoulder.

The complete card for “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” will be revealed tomorrow.

GANBARE☆PRO “TOKOROZAWA PARK TOWN BOX SHOPPING STREET SHOW”, 16/10/2021
Saitama Tokorozawa Park Town Shopping Street Fresh Ariyama

1. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & YuuRI Vs Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Shuichiro Katsumura & SAGAT Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Gota Ihashi
3. Fresh Ariyama Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Yasu Urano, Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga

Ganpro are holding a free show outside the Fresh Ariyama store in Tokorozawa Park Town. They held a show like this before two years ago but this time there will be a wrestling ring set up.


Fujita Close Contact, CDK Comeback, Otani Injured At Ganpro

September 14, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~”, 15/09/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hyper Misao Vs Kaya Toribami
2. Yuka Sakazaki, Suzume & Haruna Neko Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Kamifuku & Arisu Endo
3. Hikari Noa & Nao Kakuta Vs Yuki Aino & Raku
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Mizuki & Pom Harajuku
5. Miyu Yamashita, Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Shoko Nakajima & Moka Miyamoto

The team-ups are done for now. Miyu Yamashita and Maki Itoh are on opposite sides for their next “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” warmup match.

Yuki Arai is quickly forming teams with her senpais. Yamashita helped train her so that’s a natural duo and she is getting along in the ring with Miu Watanabe too. The three of them team up together for the first time. Meanwhile Moka Miyamoto is becoming something of a rival to Arai as the two rookies breaking in around the same time. Shoko Nakajima gets to be the x factor in the match.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 18/09/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Koroku
4. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yukio Naya
5. Yokohama Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Keigo Nakamura Vs Chris Brookes & HARASHIMA
6. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano

Minoru Fujita has been pulled from the show because he may have recently been in close contact with the Coronavirus. He is still waiting on an update so he will not be ready to compete in time if it turns out to be a negative case. Takumi Tsukamoto takes his place at the Yokohama show.

BASARA “BASARA 170 ~HOJIRO~”, 20/09/2021
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: FUMA (4) Vs Takato Nakano (2)
2. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (4) Vs Masato Kamino (2)

The “Nameless Corps” of Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano were supposed to challenge for the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles on this show. However Fujita is one third of the champions and cannot be at this show either. The title match has been cancelled for that reason.

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura (c) Vs Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura
3. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

Fujita will likely be good to go in time for the DDT Universal Title match to go ahead.

Two former KO-D Tag Team Champions are looking to take hold of the belts again. HARASHIMA was the previous champion as part of Smile Pissari until The 37KAMIINA defeated them. This time HARASHIMA is staying inside DISASTER BOX to look for a tag partner and he ended up with Naomi Yoshimura. These wrestlers are all no strangers to each other but it is still a first time tag team match up.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 8 ~LAUGHING GATE FORTUNE~”, 17/10/2021
Osaka City Abeno Ward Center

1. Masahiro Takanashi Returns To Osaka! Special Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs X & X
2. Special Singles Match To Commemorate Yukinori Matsui’s 25th Anniversary Of His Debut Two Years Later: Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro
3. Special Tag Match ~OSAKA THE BEST~: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Shigehiro Irie & Naomi Yoshimura
4. Special Tag Match ~ South Osaka Great War! Izumi Vs Kishiwada: Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Inaba no Buffalo

Four Osaka wrestlers all forged by DDT are put together in one match by Yukinori Matsui. Out of the four, Shigehiro Irie is sort of the black sheep of the group. But when Matsui wants him to show up at a DDT show he is booking, Irie will always oblige.

Osaka gets the first CDK tag match in DDT since Masahiro Takanashi’s comeback.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2021 1ST ROUND”, 24/10/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

The Ganbare☆Climax tournament returns for the first time in three years. The single elimination tournament will consist of three shows in October and November. The last tournament winner was Yumehito Imanari in 2018.

Shinjiro Otani fractured his left forearm during Sunday’s match against Kouki Iwasaki. The injury requires surgery and he will not be at any of Ganbare☆Pro’s upcoming shows in September and October.


Mizuki Homecoming, DDT In September, Fujita Wrestling School, Matsui’s 25th (+2) Anniversary

August 25, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE MOUNTAIN TOP 2021 ~MIZUKI TRIUMPH PERFORMANCE~”, 29/08/2021
Kobe Art Center

1. Hyper Misao & Kaya Toribami Vs Marika Kobashi & Nao Kakuta
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Moka Miyamoto
3. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Pom Harajuku
4. Maki Itoh & Raku Vs Mirai Maiumi & Haruna Neko
5. Miyu Yamashita, Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo Vs Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume
6. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

Mizuki’s big homecoming show needs a big main event. How does The Magical Sugar Rabbits Vs The Bakuretsu Sisters sound?

BASARA “BASARA 166 ~GLITTER~”, 31/08/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs SAGAT & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Handicap 3 Way Tag Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Masato Kamino & Yasu Urano Vs Gouma
3. 3 Way Match: Fuminori Abe Vs Daiki Shimomura Vs Banana Senga
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano
5. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA
6. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

The Union MAX Title gets defended while the Next Challenger Decision League continues.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN OSAKA”, 05/09/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
3. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yuki “Sexy” Iino
4. Junretsu Vs DAMNATION!: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao
5. Special Single Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno
6. Osaka Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi

There are attacks heading toward The 37KAMIINA from two fronts. One has Konosuke Takeshita getting ready for Chris Brookes. The other sees Shunma Katsumata have to deal with Danshoku Dieno.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
2. 3 Way Match: Yuki Ueno Vs Akito Vs Yukio Naya
3. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Hideki Okatani & Azul Dragon Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, MAO & Yuto Aijima
4. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match ~ DRAMATIC WARS: Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
5. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase
6. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino

When you put “Dandy” and “Sexy” together you get Pheromones. That is the driving force for Dieno’s new tag team with Yuki Iino. They get to shoot straight to the top if they win the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN ASAKUSA”, 16/09/2021
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater

1. 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yusuke Okada
2. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Mizuki Watase
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuki Ueno Vs Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Keigo Nakamura
5. Jun Akiyama & Hideki Okatani Vs HARASHIMA & Yuya Koroku
6. Asakusa Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya

Jun Akiyama and HARASHIMA meet each other in the ring for the first time since “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 18/09/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Koroku
4. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yukio Naya
5. Yokohama Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Keigo Nakamura Vs Chris Brookes & HARASHIMA
6. DAMNATION Vs Fujita Pro Wrestling School!: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Minoru Fujita & Yasu Urano

From what I could find out about them, the Fujita Pro Wrestling School is a group of physically and mentally healthy wrestlers aged 35 to 54 led by Minoru Fujita. The group has a Youtube channel that keeps track of what they get up to in and out of the ring.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN KANAZAWA”, 20/09/2021
Kanazawa Distribution Center

This show has been cancelled after DDT held discussions with the building’s management over concerns with the pandemic. DDT may still run a show on this date if they can find another venue.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SAPPORO DAY 1”, 22/09/2021
Hokkaido Sapporo ii-one Stadium

1. Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino Vs Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
2. Sapporo Specialty Special Single Match: Jun Akiyama Vs Noriyuki Yoshida

Freelancer Noriyuki Yoshida makes his DDT debut taking on Jun Akiyama!

Tomoya will be on the show.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SAPPORO DAY 2”, 23/09/2021
Hokkaido Sapporo ii-one Stadium

1. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Keigo Nakamura
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Tomoya Vs Antonio Honda & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Sapporo Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Chris Brookes & Akito

Looking through all the cards hits hard knowing one of the units will be forced to split up after “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021”. Enjoy one of these groups while they last.

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

The message has been received and Minoru Fujita accepts Daisuke Sasaki’s challenge for a rematch. This time the DDT Universal Title is up for grabs.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 8 ~LAUGHING GATE FORTUNE~”, 17/10/2021
Osaka City Abeno Ward Center

1. Special Singles Match To Commemorate Yukinori Matsui’s 25th Anniversary Of His Debut Two Years Later: Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro

A 25th anniversary is a very special occasion. Yukinori Matsui knows that. He already celebrated it two years ago! Unfortunately Kuishinbo Kamen had to miss the show back then because of injury and his scheduled match with his eternal rival Kikutaro was cancelled. Two years later and the Matsui’s 25th Anniversary Match can now finally take place!

Daisuke Sekimoto will be on the show.


DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA” Results

July 10, 2021

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 10/07/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall
140 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Toru Owashi & Yusuke Okada defeated Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino when Okada pinned Iino with a School Boy (9:25).
2. Yokohama Two Major Singles Match: Akito defeated Kazuki Hirata when Daisuke Kiso submitted Hirata with a Cross Knee Lock (9:27).
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Shunma Katsumata & Yuya Koroku when Sakaguchi submitted Koroku with a Triangle Choke (11:07).
4. Yokohama Two Major Singles Match: Mad Paulie defeated Antonio Honda by TKO with a Bear Hug (11:17).
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino defeated HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes, Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya when Sasaki submitted Naya with the Cross Facelock (16:31).
6. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani when Takeshita submitted Okatani with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock (17:44).

The first preview for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” saw Konosuke Takeshita get the better of Jun Akiyama. But it was Hideki Okatani who stepped up to The 37KAMIINA until he got overwhelmed. Takeshita had to praise him for his incredible growth after the match. The 37KAMIINA celebrated their win by saying they will get more championships. Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata won the Ultimate Tag League and became the KO-D Tag Team Champions shortly after. Yuki Ueno has the DDT UNIVERSAL Title and next they will win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles so MAO will get a belt too. Last but not least, Takeshita wants to complete the plan by winning the KO-D Openweight Title from Akiyama in Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki.

Antonio Honda used Gongitsune to trick Mad Paulie into thinking it was his dad. It worked too well because even after Honda tried rolling up Paulie for a nearfall, Paulie still believed it. Honda jumped into a Bearhug and was squeezed into unconsciousness. Paulie carried his “father” out of the ring back to the locker room to see if he was ok.

Kazuki Hirata mimicked Akito in their match, wearing similar ring gear and copying some of his moves. He went back to normal by knocking out both Akito and Daisuke Kiso with chops to the neck. Akito turned the tables by putting on the Hirata GO! glasses to dance. The referee Kiso then attacked Hirata’s leg and put him in a Cross Knee Lock. Hirata tapped out and Kiso awarded the match to Akito.


This Weekend’s Match Orders, Ganjo Bonus Show, Wrestle Peter Pan Exploding Pre-Show Match Gets Its Teams

July 9, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DON’T MISS THE SIGNS”, 10/07/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Moka Miyamoto Vs Yuki Arai
2. Nodoka Tenma Vs Mahiro Kiryu
3. Suzume & Arisu Endo Vs Haruna Neko & Kaya Toribami
4. Ameba Presents 8th Tokyo Princess Cup Pre-Battle Special 10-Woman Tag Match: Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao, Mizuki, Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Nao Kakuta, Marika Kobashi & Mirai Maiumi
5. International Princess Title: Hikari Noa (c) Vs Raku

Nothing said yet about the card for “GO GIRL 2” on Sunday being changed. They’re probably going to work from whatever results come out of tomorrow’s show.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 10/07/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Yusuke Okada Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino
2. Yokohama Two Major Singles Match: Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuya Koroku
4. Yokohama Two Major Singles Match: Antonio Honda Vs Mad Paulie
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes, Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
6. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO

Here’s the match order DDT is going with.

GANBARE☆PRO “LOST HIGHWAY 2021”, 11/07/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ken Ohka, Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE Vs Yuna Manase, Shu Sakurai & SAGAT
2. Special Tag Match To Celebrate Katsumura & Haruhi’s Tournament Victory: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto
3. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Takahiro Katori
4. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Shota Vs Shigehiro Irie
5. Ganpro’s Three Major Singles Match: Yumehito Imanari Vs Kouki Iwasaki

Yumehito Imanari Vs Kouki Iwasaki gets the nod for the main event.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHINJUKU”, 15/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hideki Okatani
1. DDT Variety Group Summer Greeting Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
2. Tetsuya Endo, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Cs Akito, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
4. Yuki Ueno & Yuya Koroku Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao
5. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – No DQ, No Submission Rules: Chris Brookes (E/c) Vs Shinya Aoki (I/c)
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

In a correction from the last time I posted about this show, Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hideki Okatani is a pre-show match and not on the main card.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~UTAGOE YO OKORE 2021~”, 20/07/2021
Saitama Wrestle Butokan

1. Special Single Match: Moeka Haruhi Vs Shota
2. Ganpro Mixed Tag Tournament Ranking Battle & LariPro Outpost Battle: Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Yumehito Imanari & Yuna Manase
3. Ganjo Special 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase Vs HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi

Ganbare☆Joshi is something Yuna Manase wants to push more of. The next show wasn’t supposed to be happening for a while. Manase convinced Ken Ohka to add an extra small show to the schedule this month to keep the brand active until then. There are only three matches but Manase, HARUKAZE and Moeka Haruhi will have a lot to do. They will be involved with non-wrestling activities inbetween the matches. Even Shota and Imanari will provide some similar entertainment with their SayamaSayama stand up routine.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa
1. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Ever since Kuro-chan pinned Atsushi Onita in a Current Explosion Death Match last December, he has avoided all of Onita’s calls for a rematch. Sanshiro Takagi needed to find wrestlers for the “WRESTLE PETER PAN” pre-show explosion match and felt it is the perfect time and place for that rematch to happen. Kuro-chan himself doesn’t want to do it but his manager signed the agreement for him along with Super Sasadango Machine to do the match. Sasadango told Kuro-chan that Hikari Noa thinks he is cute and wants to team with him so he agreed to take part. The truth is Noa wants to fight in a deathmatch and will team with anybody to do so. She also threatened to blow up Takagi. Kuro-chan also gets Tetsuhiro Kuroda on his team. Onita’s partners will be Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh. Everyone is also being warned that the amount of gunpowder being used for the explosions will be 3 to 5 times higher than usual.


No DQ No Submission, Darkunesu K, Akiyama Vs Takeshita At Wrestle Peter Pan

July 6, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 162 ~HOSHIAI NO SORA~”, 07/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Takato Nakano Vs Kosuke Sato
2. Jacket Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (Special Referee: Gouma)
3. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
4. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura (c) Vs Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura
5. ReOStaff Presents Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: SAGAT Vs Minoru Fujita

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ final takes place tomorrow.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 10/07/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuya Koroku
2. Toru Owashi & Yusuke Okada Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes, Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
4. Yokohama Two Major Singles Match: Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata
5. Yokohama Two Major Singles Match: Antonio Honda Vs Mad Paulie
6. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO

The spotlight shines on Akito, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda and Mad Paulie as they get the singles match slots on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO GIRL 2 ~WOMEN ONLY ENTERTAINMENT~”, 11/07/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Marika Kobashi & Pom Harajuku
2. Shoko Nakajima & Kaya Toribami Vs Mirai Maiumi & Suzume
3. Raku, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Hyper Misao, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko
4. Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Nao Kakuta
5. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Moka Miyamoto Vs Mizuki, Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe

NEO Biishiki-gun shows up for the first time since Sakisama lost to Miyu Yamashita. They still have the Princess Tag Team Titles under their name so it’s time for them to get over the bump in the road.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHINJUKU”, 15/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – No DQ, No Submission Rules: Chris Brookes (E/c) Vs Shinya Aoki (I/c)

A lot of time was spent by Chris Brookes thinking up the stipulation for the double title match against Shinya Aoki. He decided on No DQs and also No Submission rules. Moves that are normally illegal are allowed but almost all kinds of submission holds will be banned. The only kinds that can be used are holds the referee will deem too dangerous to use in normal matches. Aoki complained about the rules but Brookes explained that he also is at a disadvantage because he cannot use the Octopus Hold. Therefore they will be on equal footing. Aoki thinks the rules will create the worst wrestling match of the century. Brookes disagrees. His felt his title defence against Saki Akai brought new aspects to her wrestling game. So from now on he is using his DDT Extreme Title matches to show new sides of his opponents that no one has ever seen before. Aoki had no choice but to accept the stipulation. He had to be reminded that his Choke Holds won’t be allowed either.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS VOL. 4”, 26/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Kikutaro
2. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Shigehiro Irie & Daiki Shimomura
3. Tetsuya Endo Vs Leo Isaka
4. Mad Paulie’s Five Years And A Few Months After His Birth Anniversary Match: Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Kengo Mashimo, Masashi Takeda & Keizo Matsuda
5. MONDAY NIGHT WAR: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Minoru Fujita

There will be a special guest on the show in the form of Darkunesu K. This being is a character Keigo Nakamura came up with during the Lords Mobile promotional campaign DDT was a part of recently. Nakamura needs to do a lot of dark activities during the day in order to summon Darkunesu K from within himself.

I’m hoping for a big showing from Leo Isaka against Tetsuya Endo here.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1”, 30/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match ~Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Are Also A Classic!~: X Vs X
2. Saki Akai Produce Match: Kazusada Higuchi’s Relative, Yukio Sakaguchi’s Relative & Saki Akai’s Relative Vs Kazuki Hirata’s Relative, Yuki Iino’s Relative & Keigo Nakamura’s Relative
3. HARASHIMA Produce Match: X Vs X

It’s all relatives for one of the matches on the first day of Beer Garden. It is Saki Akai’s idea to get some “enchanted blood” wrestling in her segment.

Hisaya Imabayashi gets to tell his annual ghost story. Where does he keep getting them?

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 2”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shunma Katsumata Produce – Hardcore 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
2. Tetsuya Endo Produce Match: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Seiya Morohashi & X
3. Makoto Oishi Produce Match ~ Our Youth: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs MEN’S Teioh, Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi

I think this is the first time Jun Akiyama and MEN’S Teioh will be in the same match together. Makoto Oishi has gone all out with this booking with Shiori Asahi included to make it a more complete Men’s Club reunion.

Seiya Morohashi? Boy it’s been years since he was last in DDT. I mean yeah there was an appearance on a Masahiro Takanashi booked show in 2019 but other than that his last DDT match was in 2016.

Of course Shunma Katsumata’s idea for his slot is to put all of The 37KAMIINA into a hardcore match.

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3”, 01/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Rock & Roll Death Match: Antonio Honda Vs X
2. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: X, X & X Vs X, X & X

Can’t leave out Antonio Honda from the Rock & Roll Death Match. Unless he gets hurt, that is.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: X Vs X

There will be an Infomercial match promoting a new show on WOWOW called Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~. The series explores different forms of creativity and one of the episodes will focus on DDT. The two hosts Noritake Kinsahi and Cunning Takeyama will be special guests at Korakuen Hall to witness what DDT has cooked up for them.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Current Blast Death Match: Atsushi Onita Vs X
1. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Konosuke Takeshita says everything is in order for him to become the KO-D Openweight Champion again. His King Of DDT victory showed he now has the physical ability, mental attributes, luck and momentum to be the top wrestler in DDT. He has lost two singles matches to Akiyama that both took place last winter. It was up to Takeshita to fix his own problems and it began with his appearances in AEW back in April. As a result of his own actions over the last three months, Takeshita is now confident to fight Akiyama to see who is best. Even though Akiyama is well accepted into the DDT family at this point, Takeshita is still going to treat him as the enemy.

As if having Atsushi Onita isn’t enough to keep the hardcore flavour around, Jun Kasai will be on the show too. Katsumata and Brookes have a little bit of tag history with him. MAO fought him in a Hardcore match a few years ago too.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN YOKOHAMA 2 DAYS” Results

November 30, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN YOKOHAMA 2 DAYS”, 30/11/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall
247 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Antonio Honda defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with the Gongitsune (13:17).
Order Of Elimination: Hiroshi Yamato, Keigo Nakamura, Yukio Naya, Masahiro Takanashi, Mizuki Watase, Makoto Oishi.
*Antonio Honda becomes the 1,445th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Antonio Honda (c) with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (5:50 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,446th champion.
2. Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino defeated HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Iino pinned Hirata with the Haka Elbow (9:15).
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Yukio Sakaguchi (2) defeated Naomi Yoshimura (0) with the God’s Right Knee (3:26).
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Soma Takao (2) defeated Bull James (2) with a Crucifix Pin (7:40).
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Chihiro Hashimoto (4) defeated Yuki Ueno (2) with the Albright (13:32).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Tetsuya Endo (1) Vs Chris Brookes (1) ended in a Time Limit Draw (30:00).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Keisuke Ishii (2) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (2) with the Kneel Kick (15:05).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Masato Tanaka (4) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (0) with the Sliding D (19:56).

A Block

1. Chihiro Hashimoto (4)
2. Keisuke Ishii (2)
-. Yuki Ueno (2)
-. Konosuke Takeshita (2)
5. Tetsuya Endo (1)
-. Chris Brookes (1)
7. Yuki Iino (0)

B Block

1. Masato Tanaka (4)
2. HARASHIMA (2)
-. Soma Takao (2)
-. Bull James (2)
-. Yukio Sakaguchi (2)
6. Daisuke Sasaki (0)
-. Naomi Yoshimura (0)

Day 2 of the D-Ou Grand Prix ended with the two outside names leading both groups. Masato Tanaka topped B Block by beating Daisuke Sasaki in the main event. The two both used chairs early in the match but the dirty wrestling went away. Sasaki countered the Sliding D into a Crucifix Pin then turned it into the Cross Facelock. Tanaka cradled Sasaki for a nearfall but it also allowed him to escape the submission. Tanaka wore down Sasaki with Elbow Stikes until he put him away with the Sliding D. Tanaka said he doesn’t talk much on the microphone in ZERO1 these days but he gets to do it in DDT today. Maybe the DDT fans are disappointed with today’s result but Tanaka still wants to give everyone an exciting tournament and go all the way to the final.

Keisuke Ishii made up for yesterday’s disappointing result in a big way by beating Konosuke Takeshita! The match was decided with a duel between Lariats and Kneel Kicks. The finish saw Takeshita hit the Lariat only for Ishii to pop back up and hit the Kneel Kick for the pin. This was the first time Ishii beat Takeshita since the latter was a rookie. However Ishii understands that the win on its own means little. He is happy that the pillar of Ganbare☆Wrestling beat the ace of DDT but the win means nothing if he doesn’t do well for the rest of the Grand Prix. Ishii now has his sights set on Chihiro Hashimoto!

After today there are now two time limit draws in D-Ou history and Tetsuya Endo has been part of both of them. Endo and Chris Brookes spent a lot of time trying to give each other wet willies. It went as far as Brookes sticking his finger in Yukinori Matsui’s mouth to wet willy his way out of Endo’s Yurikamome Hold. The moves got bigger as the minutes counted down. Endo hit Tetsuya In The Sky and a Canadian Destroyer. Brookes hit an Avalanche Double Arm Suplex and a Diving Senton. A double countout almost happened in the final minutes but both men got back in at 19. Brookes caught Endo in an Ankle Hold but the bell rang when 30 minutes passed. Endo believes his D-Ou is already over. His goal was to win every match so he treats a draw the same as a loss. Also he thinks his left foot is already weakened to the point of uselessness. Brookes however is feeling more proud over the result. It’s not embarrassing to fight Endo to a 30 minutes draw. He is always going to be fighting at 100%. He is also motivated by some disparaging comments Sasaki made about him before the Grand Prix.

Hashimoto leads the A Block on her own after a win over Yuki Ueno. The Albright German Suplex was countered into a Rolling Cradle the first time but Hashimoto kicked out and hit the move properly the second time. With two wins in two matches Hashimoto wants to go on undefeated, win the Grand Prix and become the face of DDT! Ueno describes Hashimoto’s strength as identical to Yuki Iino’s. He accepts defeat today but thinks he will become better tomorrow.

Soma Takao used the referee as a shield against Bull James then spat Red Mist to blind his opponent. The distraction worked and Takao pinned James with a Crucifix Pin. Takao wants to know why a super heavyweight is in the tournament. James swore revenge on DAMNATION and he will get it when he faces Sasaki.

Yukio Sakaguchi and Naomi Yoshimura both wasted no time in trying to get their first win. Yoshimura attacked Sakaguchi before the bell. But Sakaguchi kicked his way into recovery and won with a Sleeper Hold and the God’s Right Knee. Even though it was short, Sakaguchi thanked Yoshimura for giving him a good fight. The pre-match attack made Sakaguchi remember what he has been missing lately.

In one of the non-tournament matches, Iino turned the HIRATA GO! dance into a group Haka involving everyone in the match.

Every entrant in the Battle Royal took the time to tell Makoto Oishi how much it would mean to them to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. In the end Antonio Honda won the Battle Royal, last eliminating Oishi to become the champion. Oishi shook his hand afterwards but it was a trap to School Boy him and take his title back.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~” Results

November 30, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 30/11/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall
249 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 3 Way Match: Nodoka Tenma defeated Yuki Kamifuku and Haruna Neko when Tenma pinned Neko with a Back Flip (5:28).
2. Shoko Nakajima defeated Mina Shirakawawith with a Modified Manjigatame (9:08).
3. Sakisama defeated Raku with the YSL (7:33).
4. Yuki Aino defeated Miu Watanabe with the Venus DDT (8:50).
5. Maki Itoh & Pom Harajuku defeated Hikari Noa & Mahiro Kiryu when Itoh submitted Kiryu with the Itoh Special (11:30).
6. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Rika Tatsumi defeated Misao with the Missile Hip (14:59).
7. Miyu Yamashita, Yuna Manase & Mirai Maiumi defeated Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Suzume when Yamashita pinned Suzume with the Attitude Adjustment (11:32).

Everybody shook hands before the main event. Well, except for Yuka Sakazaki. She stuck her tongue out at Miyu Yamashita. But it was Yamashita who got the last laugh. She pinned Suzume then posed with her fist pointing towards Sakazaki. There isn’t bad blood between them though. Yamashita even bought Sakazaki a box of candy as a gift. Sakazaki didn’t accept them but Mizuki did after she left the ring.

The feud between Rika Tatsumi and Misao all came down to this match. In the days before the show took place it was announced the match would be Falls Count Anywhere. Tatsumi came out carrying a Hyper Misao mask carrying a bag of chocolates. She wanted Misao to relive her match with Jun Kasai. The two fought around ringside and Tatsumi brought out the HiPami Cycle Misao used in her match with Kasai. Misao jumped out of the way and Tatsumi crashed the Cycle into the ring post. Back in the ring Misao gathered together a pile of chairs and did the Dies Irae onto them. But Tatsumi kicked out at two. Misao used the ropes for leverage on a School Boy but Tatsumi kicked out again. Misao went for the Kingslayer but Tatsumi countered it with the Dragon Twist Of Fate onto the chairs. She then grabbed the Hyper Misao mask and hit the Missile Hip for a definitive victory.

Tatsumi held her fist out towards Misao after the match. Misao reached out and fist bumped her in response. Tatsumi wanted Hyper Misao to return but she accepts that from this point on it is up to Misao to decide if she wants to come back or not. No matter what she chooses, Tatsumi will support her decision. When she handed the mask to Misao, Sakisama entered the ring and asked Misao what she was doing holding a dirty mask. Misao said she remembers what it is she wants to protect. Sakisama’s beauty is real but so too was the strength she felt during today’s match. She apologised to Sakisama for being selfish but she now wants to walk her own path. Sakisama isn’t going to let her leave NEO Biishiki-gun that easily though. She’ll teach her a lesson the next time they’re in the ring together. When Sakisama left the ring, Tatsumi gave Misao a Fighting Spirit slap across the face. They then fist bumped again.

Tatsumi’s current tag partner Miu Watanabe lost to Yuki Aino. According to Aino, Watanabe is the member of Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) that she wants to wrestle the most because Watanabe won the Princess Tag Titles before she could. Aino challenged Watanabe for the Tag Titles. It will be Daydream against The Bakuretsu Sisters on 4th January! Aino promised that she and Nodoka Tenma will explode in 2020.

Marika Kobashi announced that she passed her university entrance exam and will return to Tokyo Joshi Pro in the spring.


DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN YOKOHAMA 2 DAYS” Results

November 29, 2019

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 IN YOKOHAMA 2 DAYS”, 29/11/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall
166 Fans

1. 3 Way Tag Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Akito & Shunma Katsumata and Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura when Hirata pinned Nakamura with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (8:44).
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Masahiro Takanashi, Yukio Naya & Mizuki Watase when Sasaki submitted Watase with the Cross Facelock (11:45).
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Yuki Ueno (2) defeated Keisuke Ishii (0) with a Korubata Cradle (9:27).
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Bull James (2) defeated Naomi Yoshimura (0) with the Doink Drop (8:48).
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita (2) defeated Yuki Iino (0) with the Nishinari Driver (16:35).
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – A Block: Chihiro Hashimoto (2) defeated Chris Brookes (0) with the Abright (12:28).
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: Masato Tanaka (2) defeated Soma Takao (0) with the Sliding D (15:10).
8. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – B Block: HARASHIMA (2) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (0) with the Somato (15:13).

A Block

1. Chihiro Hashimoto (2)
-. Konosuke Takeshita (2)
-. Yuki Ueno (2)
4. Tetsuya Endo (0)
-. Keisuke Ishii (0)
-. Yuki Iino (0)
-. Chris Brookes (0)

B Block

1. HARASHIMA (2)
-. Masato Tanaka (2)
-. Bull James (2)
4. Daisuke Sasaki (0)
-. Naomi Yoshimura (0)
-. Soma Takao (0)
-. Yukio Sakaguchi (0)

The 3rd D-Ou Grand Prix begins with the reigning KO-D Openweight Champion winning in the main event. HARASHIMA’s opening day opponent was Yukio Sakaguchi. HARASHIMA blocked the God’s Right Knee with the Somato but a follow up Somato was dodged. Sakaguchi caught HARASHIMA in the Sleeper Hold and alomst choked him out. But HARASHIMA lifted Sakaguchi up in a piggyback and dropped him onto his head to break free. HARASHIMA then hit the Somato for the victory. He said this match and the Masato Tanaka match are especially important for him. He cleared one of them today so he is confident he has the momentum to win the Grand Prix!

Speaking of Tanaka, he expected Soma Takao to put up a tough fight because he is a KO-D Tag Team Champion. There were times when Tanaka provoked Takao to put more strength behind his Elbow Strikes. Takao did get one up on his opponent by dodging the Sliding D then rolling him around in the Official Endless Waltz. But Tanaka kicked out and prevented Takao from hitting either the Gin And Tonic or the Reverse Gory Special Bomb. Tanaka countered the Gin And Tonic into a Sunset Flip then popped Takao with the Sliding D to win the match. Tanaka’s next match is against Daisuke Sasaki tomorrow. He heard Sasaki has charisma but does it compare to the charisma of Jun Kasai or Atsushi Onita? Tanaka will find out tomorrow.

Chris Brookes doesn’t get along with the Sendai Girls. So it was fitting that his first match of the tournament was against the promotion’s champion Chihiro Hashimoto. Brookes lit up Hashimoto’s chest with Chops and and locked in the Octopus Stretch but it was the difference in strength that decided the match. Hashimoto got out of the Octopus by using a Back Flip, hit a Lariat then pinned Brookes with the Albright German Suplex. Hashimoto greeted the DDT fans and said it’s been a long time since she previously wrestled here. It doesn’t matter if she is against a man or a woman, she will be the one standing tall at the end! Brookes didn’t want to admit it but he warned the rest of the A Block to be careful against Hashimoto.

The two ALL OUT members entering the Grand Prix faced off in their first match. Yuki Iino is fresh off of challenging for the KO-D Title. Unfortunately his run begins with a loss to the previous KO-D Champion Konosuke Takeshita. For this match Takeshita used a Michinoku Driver II to pin Iino. He says it is not supposed to be a secret finishing move, it was just the last thing he could think of when the German Suplex didn’t work. When Takeshita uses the move he wants it to be called the Nishinari Driver. Iino believes his power comes from the Haka Elbow so he will aim to use the move early in his next match.

Bull James returned to DDT and sent a big message by toppling over the young powerhouse Naomi Yoshimura. Lariats were thrown until James grabbed Yoshimura and threw him over with a T-Bone Suplex. Not even Yoshimura could kick out of the Doink Drop afterwards. James said he will knock down everybody in his block. However he did have good words to say about Yoshimura and told him he is the future of DDT.

The opening bout of the tournament turned out to be a pretty big upset. Yuki Ueno dodged Keisuke Ishii’s Pink Kneel Kick then used a Headscissors to cradle Ishii into a three count pin. Ishii was disappointed to lose as the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion. Ueno said nobody thought he would beat Ishii today. He’ll do it again and beat Hashimoto tomorrow.

In one of the non-tournament matches Keigo Nakamura vanished only to reappear wearing an Ultraman head crest. It gave him the power to fire head rays at his opponents but Kazuki Hirata blocked it with his hand sword. Nakamura got the better of him but missed a Superhero Diving Body Press. Hirata rolled him up for the victory.


BASARA Generation 61 Minute Clash, Sasadango Vs Aoki, Title Matches In January

November 26, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 30/11/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Nodoka Tenma Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Haruna Neko
2. Shoko Nakajima Vs Mina Shirakawa
3. Miu Watanabe Vs Yuki Aino
4. Maki Itoh & Pom Harajuku Vs Hikari Noa & Mahiro Kiryu
5. Sakisama Vs Raku
6. Rika Tatsumi Vs Misao
7. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Suzume Vs Miyu Yamashita, Yuna Manase & Mirai Maiumi

Is this Rika Tatsumi’s last chance to bring Hyper Misao back? She has an idea to do something for her one on one match with Misao. What on earth could it be?

Marika Kobashi will be in attendance to give an update on her status. She has been absent from Tokyo Joshi Pro since the summer to study for her university entrance exam.

BASARA “BASARA 113 ~NISHIARAI DAISHI RING~”, 15/12/2019
Tokyo Nishiarai Daishi West Studio

0. Exhibition Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Tetsuo Usui
1. Customer Lottery Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu, Fuminori Abe, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT
2. Customer Lottery Decision Only Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Masato Kamino
3. 61 Minute Best 2 Out Of Three Falls: Daiki Shimomura Vs Takato Nakano

The BASARA generation rivalry between Daiki Shimomura and Takato Nakano has come to this. They will face off in a three fall match with a combined 61 minute time limit. It is a stipulation so big that it will main event the show.

The other two matches will heavily feature crowd participation. The audience will randomly choose who teams with who in Match #1. For Match #2 Isami Kodaka and Masato Kamino will only be allowed to use moves pulled out of a box by members of the audience.

Tetsuo Usui is a new trainee for BASARA. Can’t find any details about him yet.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 THE FINAL!!”, 28/12/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi Return Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs X
2. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 2nd Match: Sakura Hirota Vs Saki Akai
3. Toshiwasure! Special Single Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Super Sasadango Machine
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 – Final: Winner Of A Block vs Winner Of B Block

One of the upsets of the year happened when Super Sasadango Machine pinned Shinya Aoki last weekend. Even Sasadango has been struggling to believe it was a deserved victory. He does comedy so much that he can’t tell if he has some legitimate wrestling ability anymore. To find out if Sasadango actually has skill in the ring he will face Aoki in a singles match. If he hits the Lehmann Shock three times in a row again then nobody can question the result.

DDT “NEW YEAR SPECIAL GIFT! ALL SEATS 2,000 YEN BOX OFFICE!! 2020”, 03/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. New Year! Special 3 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Super Sasadango Machine

DDT kicks off the 2020 schedule with three of their classic wrestlers facing off against each other.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) Vs Hikari Noa
2. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

Hikari Noa convinced Maki Itoh to give her an International Princess Title shot. She wants to win the title and defend it against Natsumi Maki when she returns from injury. Maybe it’s out of jealousy or maybe it is out of respect but Itoh accepted the challenge and wants it at the big 4th January show at Korakuen Hall.

DDT “WRESTLE SHIOKONBU! 2020”, 12/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs X

There will be no more title matches in DDT until January. I bet the D-Ou Grand Prix group stage will determine some challengers for HARASHIMA.

DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs X, X & X

ALL OUT’s position in DDT has been weakened now that Konosuke Takeshita is no longer the KO-D Openweight Champion. An attempt from Yuki Iino to win the belt failed and Shunma Katsumata hasn’t been able to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles whenever he had the chance to. All they have to fight for at the moment is the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2020”, 26/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs X

It’s possible that the D-Ou winner could challenge HARASHIMA here but that is not a guarantee.