DDT “JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~” Results

March 20, 2020

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~”, 20/03/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
916 Fans

0. Exhibition Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Jordan Heatley with the Canadian Backbreaker (3:50).
1. Hideki Okatani Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura defeated Shunma Katsumata & Hideki Okatani when Yoshimura pinned Okatani with a Lariat (6:01).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Toru Owashi (c) with a School Boy (11:51 am).
*Masahiro Takanashi becomes the 1,474th champion.
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Kazuki Hirata defeated Masahiro Takanashi (c), Toru Owashi, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Mizuki Watase, Yukio Naya and Hiroshi Yamato (7:42).
2a. Toru Owashi & Hiroshi Yamato eliminated Masahiro Takanashi (c) with a Double Lateral Cradle (2:06).
*Toru Owashi & Hiroshi Yamato both become the 1,745th co-champions.
2b. Danshoku Dieno, Yukio Naya, Antonio Honda & Mizuki Watase eliminated Toru Owashi (1/2 c) & Hiroshi Yamato (1/2 c) with Simultaneous Pinfalls (2:40).
*Danshoku Dieno, Yukio Naya, Antonio Honda & Mizuki Watase all become the 1,746th co-champions.
2c. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Mizuki Watase (1/4 c) with a School Boy (5:13).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes 1/4 of the 1,476th champions.
2d. Kazuki Hirata (1/4 c) eliminated Yukio Naya (1/4 c) with a School Boy (5:54).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes 2/4 of the 1,476th champions.
2e. Kazuki Hirata (2/4 c) eliminated Antonio Honda (1/4 c) by Pinfall (6:54).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes 3/4 of the 1,476th champions.
2f. Kazuki Hirata (3/4 c) eliminated Danshoku Dieno (1/4 c) with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (7:42).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the unified 1,477th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a School Boy (12:01 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,478th champion.
3. CIMA, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & El Lindaman defeated Shinya Aoki, MAO, Mike Bailey & Makoto Oishi when Takao pinned Oishi with the Mad Splash (9:24).
4. HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji & Yuki Ueno defeated Akito, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers when HARASHIMA pinned Akito with the Somato (10:33).
5. Business Alliance Vs Eruption!: Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee (9:15).
5a. Emergency Decision: Tetsuya Endo defeated Royce Chambers with the Shooting Star Press (4:42).
*Royce Chambers cashed in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Chris Brookes (c) with the Crossover Facelock (20:35).
*Chris Brookes fails in V1. Daisuke Sasaki becomes the 2nd DDT UNIVERSAL Champion!
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) defeated Konosuke Takeshita with the Rolling Elbow (22:56).
*V2 for Masato Tanaka.

Heck if I know if it was a good idea to do this but DDT’s monthly Korakuen Hall show went ahead today in front of an audience. The main event to celebrate DDT’s 23rd anniversary saw the face of the company attempt to regain the KO-D Openweight Title. The champion Masato Tanaka used chairs to great effect, using them to attack Konosuke Takeshita’s knees as well as hit a direct chairshot to the head. A Splash from the top rope through a table outside also caused great damage to Takeshita. However Takeshita used the chair against Tanaka by Corner To Corner Dropkicking it into his face. Takeshita hit an Avalanche Air Raid Crash but Tanaka kicked out of the pin. The Fable was countered into a Power Bomb. Tanaka kept using Elbow Strikes to cut off Takeshita’a offence. He would hit short range Sliding D’s but Takeshita would find a way to prevent Tanaka from hitting the move at full force. Takeshita threw his own Elbow Strikes but Tanaka stood tall at the end when he pulled off his elbow pad and struck Takeshita raw with an unprotected Rolling Elbow. There was no kicking out after that.

Tanaka said he was so happy to fight Takeshita today because of the struggle he gave him. When Takeshita left ringside, Yuki Iino approached the ring threatening to cash in his Right To Challenge Gauntlet. However it was only a threat and he left without doing anything. Tanaka had an opportunity to choose his next challenger again but he wasn’t sure who to pick. Suddenly, Yukio Sakaguchi sprung into the ring! He wants the next title shot in April. The match was accepted with Tanaka standing on the middle rope so he could look down on Sakaguchi. The final words went to Sakaguchi. In April will win the KO-D Title and Kazusada Higuchi will win the Saitama Super Arena Sword. That will mean when June comes around, the main event of Saitama Super Arena will be occupied entirely by Eruption! Sakaguchi then thanked the fans for coming out today. He works a regular job along with his pro wrestling career so he is grateful that the fans continue to support DDT. In return everybody in DDT is encouraged to do their best.

Easy come, easy go. The first DDT UNIVERSAL Champion loses the belt in his first defence. An out of ring brawl made up the early part of the match with Chris Brookes attempting to put Daisuke Sasaki through some chairs with the Praying Mantis Bomb. Instead Sasaki dropped both Brookes and himself into the row of chairs with a Russian Leg Sweep. Sasaki also hit a Diving Elbow Drop from the ring corner to a seated Brookes outside the ring. DAMNATION interfered once Brookes regained some ground. Sasaki intentionally used Brookes to take out Daisuke Kiso. Tetsuya Endo’s Overhead Kick hit Sasaki by mistake and Brookes hit the Praying Mantis Bomb. Kiso counted the pin until Mad Paulie pulled him out of the ring. Brookes wiped out DAMNATION with a dive then made Sasaki submit to the Octopus Hold but there was no referee to call the match. Nobuhiro Shimatani came in to attack Brookes with the DAMNATION signboard but Masahiro Takanashi came out to get rid of him. Kiso got back up to count some nearfalls like Sasaki’s Diving Elbow and Brookes’ Tombstone Piledriver. Brookes went for the Praying Mantis Bomb once more but Sasaki countered it into the Cross Facelock. He then switched it into the Crossover Facelock to make Brookes submit.

Sasaki’s first words as the new champion was “Old dog never die!” He said all beer from the UK is soft with no carbonation so he will not take on any challengers from Britain anymore. Antonio Honda entered the ring to challenge Sasaki but he tripped over the ropes. He got back up and said Sasaki has a filthy heart. Sasaki began to meditate to fix that problem but Honda told him to get back up. Honda challenged Sasaki to a title match but he was turned down.

As briefly mentioned earlier, Eruption has the main event of “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” in their sights. Sakaguchi is going straight after the KO-D Title while Higuchi is now targeting Endo for the SSA Sword. Higuchi threw Endo for a loop by using a Package Power Bomb but it was Sakaguchi who won the match by pinning Shimatani. T-Hawk was earlier taken out with a Higuchi Lariat so it was a rough match for the Business Alliance.

When the match ended, El Lindaman promoted the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match he, Endo & T-Hawk will be a part of in two days time. ALL OUT interrupted the Business Alliance because Royce Chambers had something to say. He will be going back to Australia tomorrow so he is using his Right To Challenge Gauntlet to win the SSA Sword right now! Chambers went for the kill by using his own high flying moves to counter Endo’s. They both used Canadian Destroyers on each other but Endo took it one step further by doing a Double Arm Canadian Destroyer. Chambers kicked out of the pin after that but was down and out when Endo hit the Shooting Star Press. Endo got on the mic and said as long as he is in the ring, nobody else will get the chance to be at the top! He told Chambers to study more Japanese if he ever comes back. He then joked about wrestling in saunas before warning ALL OUT that the Business Alliance will win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles! Whoever comes out as the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions after 22nd March will defend the belts against DISASTER BOX on 4th April.

Naomichi Marufuji was back to team with DISASTER BOX and his partnership with HARASHIMA in particular had not lost a step. When Yuki Ueno dove out of the ring onto Iino & Chambers, it left HARASHIMA & Marufuji alone with Akito. Together they hit a Double Thrust Kick, Marufuji did the Shiranui and HARASHIMA won with the Somato.

After the match, HARASHIMA thanked Marufuji for reforming HarashiMarufuji after a long time apart. They brought up the idea of tagging together at “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. That caused CIMA & Soma Takao to come out. CIMA made fun of the HarashiMarufuji team name. It isn’t an easy name to say. CimaSoma is easy to say which means it is a better name. CIMA could have confronted Marufuji back on the 3rd January DDT show but he was occupied with Business Alliance stuff. In the end CimaSoma challenged HarashiMarufuji to a match at “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. Marufuji isn’t interested in fighting Takao but he can’t turn down the chance to wrestle CIMA for the first time since their Budokan tag match in NOAH way back in 2007!

A Mad Splash from CIMA followed by a Mad Splash from Takao gave the Business Alliance the victory in the 8-Man Tag Match. The bout was Shinya Aoki’s first 8-Man Tag Match and also the return of Mike Bailey to DDT. Aoki found out after the match that his next DDT Extreme Title defence is on 5th April. An opponent has not been decided yet but he would like to face Makoto Oishi in a matchup between Sambo and Judo. Meanwhile The Moonlight Express want to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles so they can claim the shiny new championship belts.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title lineage was fractured into multiple co-champions during the Battle Royal. Before the match even begun, Takanashi pinned Toru Owashi during his entrance to win the belt. Everyone chased Takanashi into the ring so the Rumble style entries were thrown out and a regular Battle Royal began. Owashi & Hiroshi Yamato pinned Takanashi at the same time to they became co-champions. The two of them were then all pinned by Danshoku Dieno, Yukio Naya, Antonio Honda & Mizuki Watase at the same time creating 4 co-champions! Kazuki Hirata had to eliminated each of the 4 co-champions to unify the title back into one whole piece. All of that hard work was taken away when Owashi pinned Hirata after the match to become the champion again.

The debuting Hideki Okatani was pinned in his first match as expected. He was mostly on the defensive against Naomi Yoshimura and also Keigo Nakamura. He was able to do a Northern Lights Suplex after Shunma Katsumata softened Yoshimura up. But a Lariat put Okatani down for the three count. Just like Nakamura, Okatani’s goal is to beat a senior wrestler as soon as possible.

The trainee Jordan Heatley faced Higuchi in the pre-show exhibition match. Heatley tried to put on a Tazzmission but Higuchi instead submitted him with the Canadian Backbreaker. Heatley will make his official debut against Honda on 2nd April.

Yoshiaki Yatsu appeared to introduce the show and also promote his return match at “WRESTLE PETER PAN”.

The 5th opponent in Saki Akai’s “Okibariyasu” trial is Syuri. Akai knows Syuri is a powerful kicker so she is looking forward to comparing them with her own kicks. Their match is on 2nd April.

DDT is holding a Falls Count Anywhere Match inside the Saitama Anzukai Clinic to protect the elderly from the COVID-19. The match on 30th March will be Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Shinya Aoki, Makoto Oishi & Gabai Ji-chan.


Yoshiaki Yatsu Returns At Wrestle Peter Pan

March 19, 2020

Last summer Yoshiaki Yatsu had to pull out of his DDT commitments when his right foot was amputated because of pre-existing problems with diabetes. Yesterday a press conference was held to announce Yatsu will make his pro wrestling return at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” in June! Yatsu had been wanting to wrestle again when he began his rehabilitation. At first he didn’t believe it would ever be possible. But when he reached the point where he could practice running again, he began to wonder if a return to the ring actually could happen.

In January Yatsu consulted with Sanshiro Takagi over a possible return. Takagi brought Yatsu to meet with Kei Kawamura, an old high school classmate of his. Kawamura is the president of Kawamura Prosthetics Inc. Together they began developing a unique prosthetic foot for Yatsu that can be suitable for use in pro wrestling. Kawamura describes Yatsu as a person with a strong heart. Prosthetic limbs can be tailored for sports but to make one for pro wrestling is different because there is also an entertainment part to think about.

Yatsu has been training with the new foot and he is currently able to run the ropes and do moves like Power Slams, Bulldog Headlocks and the Jail Hold. But Yatsu needs to strengthen his left foot to improve the support on it. Improvements are being made as the big event on 7th June approaches. What kind of match his return will be has not been decided yet.


Yoshiaki Yatsu News

July 2, 2019

In sad news it was revealed this morning that Yoshiaki Yatsu has had his right foot amputated due to diabetes. Yahoo Japan/Weekly FLASH interviewed Yatsu from his hospital bed a few days after his surgery happened. Yatsu intends to get an artificial foot so he can walk again. At 62 years old, Yatsu joined DDT in April for a return to pro wrestling alongside Japan’s preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games. He came in with the intention of having one match a month but discovered problems in his right foot on 23rd June. Yatsu said he was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 35 and he used medication to keep it under control. On 25th June he had the surgery to get his foot amputated. DDT announced Yatsu’s absence from “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” on 27th June but his situation was kept private by all parties until today. Sanshiro Takagi tweeted that he wants to help Yatsu and DDT sends him their support during his rehabilitation.


Road To Peter Pan, FamilyMart Wrestling, Double Dragon, Ganjo Vs Actwres

June 29, 2019

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019”, 30/06/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Shota
1. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Saki Akai & Asuka
2. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya
3. HARASHIMA & Shinya Aoki Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
4. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kota Umeda
5. Danshoku Dieno MMA Countermeasure Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi (Sambo), Toru Owashi (Sumo), Antonio Honda (Judo), Super Sasadango Machine (Kendo), Hiroshi Yamato (Wrestling), Kazuki Hirata (Swimming), Masahiro Takanashi (Boxercise) & Mad Paulie (Kabaddi)
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
7. Road To Wrestle Peter Pan! Special 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes Vs Sanshiro Takagi

Nobuhiro Shimatani has to pull out of the show due to poor health. Shota takes his place in the pre-show match.

DDT “FAMILYMART/FIT & GO TOUR 2019 OPENING MATCH ~NAKAROKUGO~”, 03/07/2019
Tokyo Fit & GO Nakarokugo 1st Store Parking Lot Special Ring

1. Shunma Katsumata Vs Mizuki Watase
2. Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi Vs MAO & Yoshihiko (w/ Danshoku Dieno)
3. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda

DDT will be touring a chain of FamilyMart/Fit & Go gyms this summer. There is supposed to be a wrestling ring set up at the shows but the chaos is likely going to spread into the stores.

BASARA “BASARA 100 ~TENKA ISHIN~”, 07/07/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. SAGAT Vs Daiki Shimomura
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizara Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
3. Aiseki Tag Vs Speed Of Sounds!: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
4. Special Single Match: Daichi Kazato Vs Best Stretchman V3 (Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi)
5. Double Dragon Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family ~ Hardcore Tag Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryuji Ito Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: Isami Kodaka Vs Minoru Fujita

Ryuichi Sekine & Ryuji Ito bring their Double Dragon team to BASARA for the first time.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

0. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Presents Exhibition Match: Kota Umeda Vs Keigo Nakamura
0. Nihon Partner Kaikei Services Presents Tokyo Joshi Pro Under Match: Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi
1. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
3. DNA First Life Alumni Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2019: Saki Akai Vs Yoshiko
5. Windmill Suplex 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki Vs Yukio Naya
6. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Danshoku Dieno
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Kurochan Vs Shiro Koshinaka Vs Furitsuke Kamen Vs Joey Ryan Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Pokotan Vs Yuki Kamifuku
8. O-40 Title – Weapon Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine
9. DDT Extreme Title: Akito (c) Vs Asuka
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Souken Holdings Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Tako (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano
11. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACK OUT Presents: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Unfortunately Yoshiaki Yatsu injured himself during training this week and will be unable to be at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”. He is taken out of the Battle Royal and there does not seem to be a replacement for him.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “LAST DANCE IS FOR ME 2019”, 17/07/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Great Conflict That Is Not Over Yet! Momota Family Vs Naoshi Sano: Chikara Vs Naoshi Sano
2. Kochoranbu! Ganjo Vs Actwres girl’Z All Round Fight Round 2: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Momo Tani & Ayumi Hayashi
3. If It Fights, It Is a Man! The Gate Of Confrontation Has Finally Been Opened!!: Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida Vs Ultra Soki & Yuta Suzuki
4. Ganpro Vs P.P.P. Full Battle: Keisuke Ishii Vs Mitomi Masayuki
5. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 20th Champions Decision Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol Vs Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery & Shota
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Shuichiro Katsumura (c) Vs Hiroshi Yamato

The Ganbare☆Joshi division has been carried by Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE for so long now with the duo teaming together to face other women from across the scene. Last month they got a victory over Actwres girl’Z team of Himeka Arita & Misa Matsui. This month they get another team from Actwres girl’Z: Momo Tani & Ayumi Hayashi.

Ultra Soki & Yuta Suzuki are both from Ryukyu Dragon Pro Wrestling.

DDT “ROJO PRO WRESTLING IN HANDMADE IN JAPAN FES 2019”, 20/07/2019
Tokyo Big Sight

1. Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Kota Umeda Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO

This is probably Kota Umeda’s last street match before he leaves wrestling.


DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA 2019” Results

June 2, 2019

DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Ehime World Trade Center
711 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Kota Umeda defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Umeda Driver (8:09).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Danshoku Dieno (c) with a School Boy (1:24 pm).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani becomes the 1,364th champion.
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c), Danshoku Dieno, Pokotan, Toru Owashi, Makoto Oishi, Mad Paulie, Asuka, Hiroshi Yamato and Pulp Bonjin (w/ Cutiely The Ehime) (13:01).
2a. Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) and Pulp Bonjin eliminated Pokotan by Ring Out (2:28).
*V1 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
2b. Mad Paulie eliminated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) by Pinfall (4:04).
*Mad Paulie becomes the 1,365th champion.
2c. Asuka eliminated Mad Paulie (c) with the Moonsault (5:57).
*Asuka becomes the 1,366th champion.
2d. Asuka (c) & Makoto Oishi eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (10:17).
*V1 for Asuka.
2e. Asuka (c) & Makoto Oishi eliminated by Hiroshi Yamato Ring Out (10:57).
*V2 for Asuka.
2f. Asuka (c) & Makoto Oishi eliminated by Pulp Bonjin Ring Out (12:12).
*V3 for Asuka.
2g. Makoto Oishi eliminated Asuka (c) with a Cradle (12:46).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,367th champion.
2h. Makoto Oishi eliminated Danshoku Dieno by Ring Out (13:01).
*V1 for Makoto Oishi.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Tokihiro Nakamura defeated Makoto Oishi (c) by Pinfall (1:39 pm).
*Tokihiro Nakamura becomes the 1,368th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno defeated Tokihiro Nakamura (c) by Submission (1:40 pm).
*Danshoku Dieno becomes the 1,369th champion.
3. Model Wrestler Vs Gravure Wrestler! Innocent Single Match: Saki Akai defeated Mina Shirakawa with the Quetzalcoatl (8:32).
4. There ☆ Is A Dream! Ryutaro Watanabe (DDT Matsuyama Affiliation) Big Match!: Hideki Suzuki defeated Ryutaro Watanabe by Knockout with a Face Kick (9:32).
5. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & MAO when HARASHIMA pinned Honda with the Somato (10:52).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Danshoku Dieno (c) with a Low Blow (2:42 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,370th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with the Nodowa Otoshi (2:43 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,371st champion.
6. From Showa To Heisei And To The Reiwa! Matsuyama Famous Special 8-Man Tag Match That Keeps Running With The Times: Tatsumi Fujinami, Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya & Rising HAYATO when Fujinami submitted Naya with the Dragon Sleeper (12:27).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto when Takao pinned Hirata with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (18:33).
*V2 for DAMNATION.
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with the Shooting Star Press (14:31).
*V3 for Tetsuya Endo.

Yukio Sakaguchi’s roaring rampage of revenge has been stopped dead by Tetsuya Endo. The only times Sakaguchi was able to put Endo in a Sleeper Hold was once over the ropes and a second time quickly afterwards. Endo made his opponent even more angry when he hit a Low Kick to Sakaguchi’s back. Sakaguchi responded in kind. It took a combination of a Sit Down Power Bomb, the Swinging Torture Rack Bomb and a Handspring Leg Lariat to put Sakaguchi in danger. Endo then finished him off with the Shooting Star Press.

The “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” on 15th July is now set. Endo will be defending the KO-D Openweight Title against his biggest enemy Konosuke Takeshita! That is unless Sanshiro Takagi cashes in the last remaining Right To Challenge Gauntlet and wins the belt before that. Takagi says he will cash in while Endo is in a perfect state. Takeshita is happy to wait a little bit and let those two fight over the title if it happens before “WRESTLE PETER PAN”. Endo called out Takeshita for being Takagi’s favourite and he promised to beat Takeshita inside Ota Ward Gymnasium.

It was a fair effort from Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto but not enough to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Donaruto’s lewd exploits kept DAMNATION off their game. Stripping down to a gold thong and diving onto people can do that to an opponent. He wiped out Daisuke Sasaki with a Quebrada while Hirata and Soma Takao fought over the Viagra Driver. Takao got the upper hand and pinned Hirata with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb. DAMNATION’s next title defence will be at “WRESTLE PETER PAN” but Sasaki said they will decide who they will fight and also where. DAMNATION wants to decide everything by their ways.

ALL OUT had the honour of teaming with Tatsumi Fujinami for a special 8-Man Tag against a diverse team lead by Yoshiaki Yatsu. It was the first time Takeshita and Fujinami were in the ring together since their singles match back in 2013. Takagi tried adding lucha libre to the match and Rising HAYATO stepped in to help however he could. Yukio Naya stepped up to both Fujinami and Takeshita but the experience level was far too high for him to overcome. Fujinami would put him in the Dragon Sleeper to get the submission victory.

HARASHIMA was in a thankful mood as always. He was thankful to Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura for their part in DISASTER BOX’s victory today. He is also thankful for the fans for coming to see today’s big show in Matsuyama.

It was expected that Ryutaro Watanabe would lose to Hideki Suzuki but he went down fighting. He fought out of Suzuki’s Double Arm Suplex but Suzuki kicked him repeatedly until the referee stopped the match. Suzuki’s advice for Watanabe is to never run away if he wants to keep wrestling.

Saki Akai declined to shake hands with Mina Shirakawa until after their match. Akai rolled away from a Casadora and hit a High Kick, setting up the match winning Quetzalcoatl.

There were a lot of Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title changes on this show. After the opening match Danshoku Dieno was chased into the ring by Hiroshi Yamato and Pulp Bonjin. Dieno fought them off but Nobuhiro Shimatani snuck in and pinned him with a School Boy to win the title. Then in the Battle Royal the belt went from Shimatani to Mad Paulie to Asuka to the eventual match winner Makoto Oishi. The governor of Ehime Tokihiro Nakamura entered the ring for a congratulatory photo with Oishi but that was interrupted by an attack by Asuka and Toru Owashi. Governor Nakamura then surprised everyone by jumping on top of Oishi to become the new champion! Dieno chased the governor away then later came back to the ring with the belt, informing everyone he had won the championship backstage. Oishi gave Dieno a Low Blow and pinned him. Then Owashi gave Oishi a Choke Slam for the final title change of the day.

Former Shuten-dōji members Masahiro Takanashi and Kota Umeda faced off as one of Umeda’s final matches before he leaves DDT next month. Takanashi went for a bunch of Cradles until Umeda dropped him with the Umeda Driver.


Umeda Resigns From DDT, Princess Cup Round 2, Sponsored Dark Match

May 28, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 01/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Way Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Pom Harajuku Vs Mahiro Kiryu
2. Sakisama & Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma & Himawari Unagi
3. Shoko Nakajima, Yuka Sakazaki & Miu Watanabe Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Mirai Maiumi
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1H: Yuna Manase Vs Yuki Aino
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1G: Maki Itoh Vs Raku
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1F: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mina Shirakawa
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki

Yuka Sakazaki is back after her appearance in AEW.

YUMI has a right knee injury and will miss all of the shows in June. The plan is for her to return in July.

DDT “WRESTLE MATSUYAMANIA 2019”, 02/06/2019
Ehime World Trade Center

1. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kota Umeda
2. Model Wrestler Vs Gravure Wrestler! Innocent Single Match: Saki Akai Vs Mina Shirakawa
3. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Pokotan Vs Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Asuka Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Pulp Bonjin (w/ Cutiely The Ehime)
5. From Showa To Heisei And To The Reiwa! Matsuyama Famous Special 8-Man Tag Match That Keeps Running With The Times: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya & Rising HAYATO Vs Tatsumi Fujinami, Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. There ☆ Is A Dream! Ryutaro Watanabe (DDT Matsuyama Affiliation) Big Match!: Hideki Suzuki Vs Ryutaro Watanabe
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

No more chasing. Yukio Sakaguchi’s roaring path of revenge finally leads him to the KO-D Openweight Title match with Tetsuya Endo.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 08/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Natsumi Maki Vs Winner Of Match 1G
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi Vs Winner Of Match 1H
3. Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Sakisama & Misao

Natsumi Maki and Rika Tatsumi are ready and waiting to see who their next round opponents will be.

DDT “POOL WRESTLING 2019 IN SUMIDA SPORTS HEALTH CENTER”, 19/06/2019
Tokyo Sumida Sports Health Center Pool

1. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki, Kazuki Hirata, Gota Ihashi, Chris Brookes and more

Summertime means hot days at the pool so let’s wrestle there! The actual match hasn’t been decided yet.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 22/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Shoko Nakajima Vs Winner Of Match 1E
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Miu Watanabe Vs Winner Of Match 1F

Shoko Nakajima’s goal to win the Tokyo Princess Cup as the champion is off to a good start. Miu Watanabe already achieved one of the upsets of the year in Round 1. Reaching the semi-final will turn this into a Cinderella run.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019”, 30/06/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya

The new signing Yukio Naya is already targeting another big boy in the company.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

0. Nihon Partner Kaikei Services Presents Under Match: X Vs X
1. Windmill Suplex 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki Vs Yukio Naya
2. DNA First Life Alumni Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
3. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Danshoku Dieno
4. DDT Extreme Title: Akito (c) Vs Asuka
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

What will Akito come up with for his first DDT Extreme Title defence? His previous run four years ago was filled with stipulations that inspired more technical and intelligent forms of wrestling. Is Asuka ready to play this game of human chess if Akito goes that route again?

DDT is looking for various companies to sponsor the show. Their first announced sponsorship is with a tax accounting firm for the dark match. It was the firm’s idea to sponsor the dark match because it has never been done before. They hope the match will be just as exciting as the main event.

Yoshiaki Yatsu, Joey Ryan, Chris Brookes and Mike Bailey will be on the show.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2019”, 21/07/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kota Umeda Great Match: Kota Umeda Vs X
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Chris Brookes

It was announced today that Kota Umeda will be leaving DDT when his contract ends on 21st July. The reason is Umeda will be concentrating on working for his family’s business in his home of Kumamoto. The 24 year old will not be able to wrestle while carrying this responsibility. His family is important to him so he is choosing them over pro wrestling. Umeda originally asked to retire as a wrestler but Sanshiro Takagi convinced him to resign from DDT instead. Umeda is so young that he may find the opportunity to wrestle again somewhere down the line. For example DDT runs a show in Kumamoto once a year (this year’s show is coming up in August) so maybe that spot could always be available for him to wrestle in front of his home crowd. Umeda is grateful to Takagi for the advice he gave him and promises to do his best for the last two months of his contract.

Hideki Suzuki, Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio, Joey Ryan and Mike Bailey will be on the show.


Video – Yoshiaki Yatsu’s First DDT Match

May 23, 2019

DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS MAX BUMP 2019”, 28/04/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,130 Fans – No Vacancy

Legendary Wrestler Yoshiaki Yatsu First Match In DDT: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Hiroshi Yamato