DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~” Results

February 23, 2017

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DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
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450 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. FIGHTING GIG STARTING SIGNAL Run!: Guanchulo & Rekka defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Guanchulo pinned Shimatani with the DVD (9:52).
2. Youth’s Esperanza 2017: MAO defeated Yuki Ueno with the Cannonball 450 (9:52).
3. Dai Suzuki Which Way Is Your Tomorrow?: Shogun Okamoto defeated Dai Suzuki with a Back Drop (4:14).
4. Stand By The Sky: Kotaro Suzuki defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Tiger Driver (14:27).
5. Running Without End: Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase when Sakuraba submitted Iwasaki with the Perfect Yurikamome (10:50).
6. FIRST GIG MAIN EVENT “THE POWER”: Kazusada Higuchi & Akebono defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Yuji Okabayashi when Higuchi pinned Yoshimura with the Goten (15:18).

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DDT New Attitude is now Fighting Gig DNA! The development brand for DDT took a big step towards establishing themselves as its own product. With S.P.E. Entertainment managing the events, DNA redesigned its logo and now has its own new theme song. Also some of the wrestlers came out with new gear and entrance music. The show began with all 18 wrestlers lining up while the guest ring announcer Masahiro Ehara announced the beginning of DNA’s next story.

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In the build-up to the relaunch, the least experienced wrestler on the roster was building up the most ego. Naomi Yoshimura was eager to start the main event by charging past his partner Yuji Okabayashi and towards Kazusada Higuchi to catch him off guard. The match turned around when Akebono tagged in to absorb all of the chops and Shoulder Blocks his opponents could throw at him. Yoshimura was a glory hog throughout the match and refused to tag out even though he was overwhelmed. Okabayashi angrily reminded him it was a tag match and finally got to tag in and clean house. Yoshimura tagged back in and with Okabayashi gave Akebono a Double Brainbuster. He wanted to finish off Higuchi with a Lariat but Higuchi stopped him with a Lariat of his own. Yoshimura kicked out of the Doctor Bomb but Higuchi ended up putting him away with the Goten.

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After the match Akebono thanked Higuchi and Okabayashi for the match. He then turned to Yoshimura and complimented him on a good job. Akebono said he would like to come back and then left the ring. Higuchi thanked the fans for coming to see DNA’s relaunch. He told Yoshimura to watch his attitude a little but other than that he would gladly fight him again and again. A representative from one of the show sponsors Premium Water Shop then came out. He thought it was a wonderful show so he wanted to make a donation to DNA. He announced that DNA will have a show in Korakuen Hall on 10th May! Higuchi was excited by the news until Shunma Katsumata grabbed the microphone from him. Katsumata declared that he will main event the Korakuen show, not Higuchi. Higuchi said he is on top of DNA and he won’t give up his throne to anyone. If it is a new era for DNA, he will be leading the charge.

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While Mizuki Watase and LEONA fought each other outside the ring, Kouki Iwasaki had the displeasure of being twisted apart by Kazushi Sakuraba. Watase and LEONA continued fighting after the match ended. LEONA apologised in his backstage interview and blamed it on himself feeling a bit off. Sakuraba said Iwasaki has a strong Low Kick and he’d like to wrestle him again.

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Kotaro Suzuki was full of praise for Shunma Katsumata, describing their match as a wonderful contest. Suzuki said when he was three years into his career he did not have the movement and technique that Katsumata currently has. However a key difference maker in this match was stamina. Suzuki had more of it and Katsumata can’t hit his big moves without it. Suzuki then suggested that Katsumata should team with him so he can steal all his moves… er I mean learn more by watching.

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Dai Suzuki tried to shake off his loss to Shogun Okamoto with as much dignity as he could muster. He then broke down while failing to convince the audience he is still undefeated. The show sponsor then came out accompanied by an MC named MEGA-G. They informed Suzuki he will be going through a 7 match series with every match having a 7 minute time limit. If he loses all 7 matches then he must retire! However a win and even a draw will save Suzuki’s career. His first match in this series will be against Kohei Sato on 14th March.

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MAO’s Screw Kick was the deciding factor in him beating Yuki Ueno. Afterwards Ueno said he can’t figure out where that kick came from so he couldn’t defend against it. Ueno will now focus on more training to make sure he won’t lose his next match. As for MAO, he is just going to keep doing what he is doing in DNA and see where it takes him.

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Guanchulo & Rekka claim that they too have been reborn along with DNA. Together they are calling themselves the YOUNG DONUTS! They aren’t the only wrestlers thinking up team names. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani are thinking about calling themselves Gran Millimeter because they are small but strong like Gran Hamada.

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On the same week NASA discovered seven new planets, DNA introduced seven new trainees. Kento Namatame (生田目研人) is a 26 year old from Tokyo who has experience training with CMLL. Ryota Kimoto (木本凌太) is a 19 year old from Hokkaido and comes from Sapporo Amateur Pro Wrestling. Daisuka Kurahashi (倉橋大亮) is a 23 year old from Akita and was trained by Animal Hamaguchi. Kazuki Yoshida (吉田和樹) is a 20 year old from Niigata and has baseball experience. Mago-ichi (孫一?) is a 30 year old bodybuilder from northern China. Yuki Iino (飯野雄貴) is a 22 year old rugby player from Tokyo. Finally Kenichi Ito (伊藤健一) is a 41 year old MMA fighter from Tokyo.


Dog Chain Match, Nakazawa Returns, Big DNA Main Event

February 3, 2017

DDT “NANIWA WRESTLING ROAD 2017”, 04/02/2017
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Soma Takao & Yuni Vs Yasu Urano & Guanchulo
3. DAMNATION Vs DNA Naniwa Army: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno
4. The Best Soup Is A Song Or Something! No, And Dance! If You Do Not Say It’s The Final Settling Match!!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Ultra Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Danshoku Dino
6. Humanity Is A Battle Blooming In A Huge Ring Of Naniwa! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
8. DDT Extreme Title – Dog Chain Death Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Mad Paulie

The show is live on DDT UNIVERSE starting at 5:30pm JST, 8:30am GMT, 3:30am EST.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GIRLS FIGHT OUT #2”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Akane Miure Vs Itoh Maki
2. You Will Be In Time For Valentine’s Day! Encounter Just Before Valentine’s Day!: Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko Vs Miyu Yamashita & Mil Clown
3. Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Reika Saiki & Syoko Nakajima

The build up for Yuu Vs Reika Saiki continues.

BASARA “VAJRA 28 ~DESTRUCTION OF HEART~”, 05/02/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Wrestling Consultation Center Where You Can Have A Matrix: Gouma Ryu Vs Shinya Ishida
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
3. Trans-Am ★ Challenge: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Daichi Kazato
4. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Challengers Decision Battle: Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
5. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Sean Guinness

Two shows in a week for BASARA, both headlining with NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Matches.

BASARA “VAJRA 29 ~TENKA FUBU~”, 12/02/2017
Nagoya City Higashi Sports Center

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Konaka = Pale One Vs Mammoth Handa
2. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (c) Vs X & X

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi, Shinya Ishida and Nori da Funky Shibire-sasu will be on the show. This will be Nori’s debut for BASARA.

GUYZ “GUYZ PART 4”, 14/02/2017
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1. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match ~A Bite Of A Cool Sensation The Sweep! Actress Girls Incoming!!~: Saori Anou Vs Tam Nakano
2. GuyZ Annual Round Boxing Handicap Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi & Dai Suzuki
3. Last Gun Standing Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Takayuki Ueki
4. Brand Anticipated Hardcore 6 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Toru Owashi Vs SAGAT Vs Nonoko Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
5. Special Single Match: Antonio Honda Vs Colt Cabana
6. GuyZ Army Vs Sexy Army Full Challenge: Kazusada Higuchi, Ryuichi Sekine & Ken Ohka Vs Makoto Oishi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Mineo Fujita

Saori Anou regularly wrestles in Stardom. Tam Nakano mostly wrestles in Actwres girl’Z but has appeared for promotions like Diana and REINA in the past.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino

After spending a year working in Thailand, Michael Nakazawa is taking a break for a while and coming back home to Japan. That means Nakazawa is returning to DDT! This will be his first match in DDT since “JUDGEMENT 2016” when Kota Ibushi memorably gave him a Piledriver into a toilet.

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1. FIGHTING GIG STARTING SIGNAL Run!: Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Youth’s Esperanza 2017: MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Dai Suzuki Which Way Is Your Tomorrow?: Dai Suzuki Vs Shogun Okamoto
4. Stand By The Sky: Shunma Katsumata Vs Kotaro Suzuki
5. Running Without End: Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA
6. FIRST GIG MAIN EVENT “THE POWER”: Kazusada Higuchi & Akebono Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuji Okabayashi

A big main event is in store. Not just in physical size but in ego too. Naomi Yoshimura attended the match announcement wearing sunglasses and a fancy suit. He didn’t care about Akebono’s sumo accomplishments and ran down Kazusada Higuchi for losing to Mike Bailey and Ryota Nakatsu late last year. He threatened to blow away anyone who stands in his path. Higuchi was more polite. Being in the presence of Akebono is enough encouragement to withstand whatever Yuji Okabayashi throws at him. Akebono warned Yoshimura to respect him or be crushed.


“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2016” Results

December 31, 2016

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“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2016”, 31/12/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,510 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yukio Sakaguchi & Daichi Hashimoto defeated Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei when Hashimoto pinned Kei with the Shining Wizard (8:03).
2. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Kengo Mashimo & Shigehiro Irie defeated Naoya Nomura & Kouki Iwasaki when Irie pinned Iwasaki with the Beast Bomber (8:30).
3. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Great Kojika & Joey Ryan when Miyamoto pinned Ryan (7:12).
4. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuji Okabayashi & Jiro Kuroshio defeated Ayato Yoshida & Takuya Nomura when Okabayashi submitted Nomura with the Argentine Backbreaker (8:42)
5. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & HARASHIMA Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
5a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall: Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & HARASHIMA when Uto pinned Sekimoto with a Lateral Cradle (1:30).
6. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Manabu Soya & Takayuki Ueki defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi when Soya pinned Takagi with a Horizontal Cradle (4:11).
7. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki & Yuki Sato Vs Atsushi Aoki & Kazuki Hashimoto ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
7a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall: Atsushi Aoki & Kazuki Hashimoto defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Yuki Sato when Aoki submitted Sato with the Cross Armbreaker (0:32).
8. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Kaz Hayashi & Danshoku Dino when Takeshita pinned Dino with the German Suplex (9:38).
9. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Yukio Sakaguchi & Daichi Hashimoto defeated Kengo Mashimo & Shigehiro Irie when Sakaguchi pinned Irie with the Right Knee Of God (6:16).
10. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Yuji Okabayashi & Jiro Kuroshio ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
10a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Yuji Okabayashi & Jiro Kuroshio when Kodaka pinned Kuroshio with a European Clutch (0:51).
11. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Manabu Soya & Takayuki Ueki when Higuchi pinned Ueki with the Doctor Bomb (5:13).
12. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Atsushi Aoki & Kazuki Hashimoto when Kamitani pinned Hashimoto with the Back Drop (8:48).
13. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi-Final: Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Daichi Hashimoto when Kamitani pinned Hashimoto with the Back Drop (8:47).
14. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi-Final: Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto when Uto pinned Kodaka with the Lariat (10:15).
15. Toshiwasure! 5 Group Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto defeated Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita when Higuchi pinned Takeshita with the Goten (20:37).

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Korakuen Hall spent its final hours of 2016 hosting the annual New Year’s Supershow co-hosted by Big Japan, DDT, K-DOJO, WRESTLE-1 and All Japan. The entire show was built around a Shuffle Tag Team Tournament, mixing most of the wrestlers together into odd pairings. Some teams got along with each other, some didn’t but hey it’s the holidays so let’s just have fun.

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The opening match saw Yukio Sakaguchi & Daichi Hashimoto barely working together to beat the Brahman Brothers. Even the evil twins suggested that their opponents would have a better chance of winning if they got along. That came back to haunt them when a stop sign attack backfired and Brahman Shu hit Brahman Kei by accident. Hashimoto then drank the Brahman’s black ink and spat it in Kei’s face, leading to the Shining Wizard to finish him off.

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Kengo Mashimo & Shigehiro Irie beat Naoya Nomura & Kouki Iwasaki. The latter worked well together but they weren’t able to outlast their more experienced opponents. Irie isolated Iwasaki while Mashimo threw Nomura out of the ring. Iwasaki said he felt tense having to wrestle on the final night of the year.

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The 3rd match ended in a sleazy manner thanks to Joey Ryan and Laura James. Ryan kept trying to make Yuko Miyamoto touch his groin. Referee Frank Atsushi was slammed into the turnbuckles so James ran in to interfere. This somehow led to a situation where Great Kojika was knocked onto his back, James fell down on top of him sitting on his face, Atsushi stood over her holding his groin in pain and Ryan was knocked down head first onto Kojika’s crotch. If that wasn’t enough, a dazed Miyamoto was holding a Samurai! TV camera standing over them like he was filming a porn scene. Miyamoto eventually fell on top of them for the winning pin.

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The next odd couple team to come along was Yuji Okabayashi & Jiro Kuroshio. Okabayashi had not time for Kuroshio’s antics and just wanted to wrestle. Kuroshio however wanted to know if Okabayashi had a fancy jacket to match his own. He found one and offered it to Okabayashi after they beat Ayato Yoshida & Takuya Nomura but it was refused.

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Daisuke Sekimoto & HARASHIMA Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto was the first match of the night to end in a Time Limit Draw. From there the match went into sudden death 1 count fall rules. HARASHIMA and Higuchi sprinted to pin each other for just one second but neither could. It took Uto to get the upset pin on Sekimoto to win the match and knock out one-half of last year’s tournament winners in the first round.

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The pairing of Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi were going by the team name GET MILD. They both came out dressed in Takayuki Ueki’s old wrestling costumes with a guiding stick poking out of Takagi’s crotch. Everybody including Manabu Soya pulled out a gun during the match and dared each other to a Western showdown. But it was all a trick, Soya & Ueki both rolled over GET MILD when they turned their backs and got the three count.

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Daisuke Sasaki & Yuki Sato Vs Atsushi Aoki & Kazuki Hashimoto was the next match to go into overtime. It was part of Sasaki & Sato’s plan to waste time by bringing out selfie sticks and playing around with them. Aoki jammed the stick into Sasaki’s groin then tapped out Sato with the Cross Armbreaker.

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The final first round match featured Danshoku Dino trying to woo his Kaz Hayashi into being his partner in more ways than one. Hayashi eventually reciprocated and revealed he was wearing Danshoku tights under his own. Unfortunately the power of love wasn’t enough to beat Hideyoshi Kamitani & Konosuke Takeshita.

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Round 2 began with Sakaguchi & Hashimoto on better terms. They needed to be if they wanted to beat Mashimo & Irie. They hit a Penalty Kick/Shining Wizard combo to Irie then Sakaguchi hit the Right Knee Of God for the three count. A handshake at the end cemented that they were now on the right page together.

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The other disgruntled pairing of the tournament also finally got along. Kuroshio convinced Okabayashi to wear his fancy jacket along with a sun visor with a wig attached to it. He got into the spirit of things and did some Ikemen poses while wrestling. Their match with Yankee Two Kenju went into overtime and sadly the Ikemen dream ended badly. Isami Kodaka caught Kuroshio in a European Clutch for the one count.

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Ueki had a crazy plan to beat Higuchi & Uto. It involved drinking out of a 1.5 litre bottle of Coca-Cola then tightrope walking across the top rope. What he was supposed to achieve I don’t know but he wound up slipping and crotching himself on the rope. Higuchi then pinned him with the Doctor Bomb.

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Kamitani & Takeshita were the last team to qualify for the semi-final with a win over Aoki & Hashimoto. Aoki took out Takeshita with a Topé but in the ring Hashimoto was pinned by Kamitani’s Back Drop.

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With the 2nd Round completed it was time for the 2016 Occupation Of The Indies Awards. Best Newcomer was given to Takuya Nomura from Big Japan. Nomura said he debuted in April and will do his best to meet everyone’s expectations. Best Show went to Ganbare☆Wrestling for “BAD COMMUNICATION 2016” held on 2nd October. Ken Ohka was there to accept the award but had to leave early to participate at “SHOTA AID” in Shin-Kiba later that night. Ohka said he eventually wants to book a show at the Tokyo Dome. Best Unit went to DAMNATION from DDT. Shuji Ishikawa celebrated by singing “Only One Flower In The World” by SMAP. He then got angry at the rest of DAMNATION for not joining in. Best Bout went to the Scaffold G Shock Death Match between Ryuji Ito Vs Kokuro Hoshino from Big Japan’s “RYOGOKUTAN” show on 24th July. Ito wasn’t happy that he lost the match but would take the award as commiseration. Finally the MVP Award went to Shuji Ishikawa. At 41 years old he would like to fight new wrestlers and win new championships.

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A lottery was held to determine the semi-final match ups. First up was Kamitani & Takeshita Vs Sakaguchi & Hashimoto. Once again Kamitani’s Back Drop was the difference maker. Sakaguchi admitted he misunderstood Hashimoto at first but got to know him throughout the night in their matches. He thinks they will meet again some day.

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2016 ended and 2017 begun during the Higuchi & Uto Vs Yankee Two Kenju match. Kodaka & Miyamoto both celebrated by diving out of the ring onto their opponents at the stroke of midnight. Uto claimed the first victory of the new year but giving Kodaka a Double Arm Facebuster followed by a Lariat. Miyamoto coped with defeat by grabbing the Samurai! TV camera again.

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So the final was Kamitani & Takeshita Vs Higuchi & Uto in a Big Japan/DDT Vs DNA/Big Japan final. With no time limit a winner would be determined under normal circumstances. Late in the match Higuchi hit Takeshita with a Lariat but only got a one count. Kamitani blocked Higuchi from doing the Doctor Bomb but Uto got rid of him. That allowed Higuchi to give Takeshita the Goten to pin last year’s co-champion and win the tournament! Higuchi & Uto praised their opponents but they were the strongest tonight. Takeshita said he is the one who will lead DDT and he then stood up to Higuchi. In reply Higuchi said he will not lose. Kamitani said he he will lead the entire pro wrestling landscape. Uto calmed everyone down and encouraged everyone to lead pro wrestling in Japan together. The four congratulated one another and posed for the show ending photographs.


NPO/BJW/DDT “KUMAMOTO EARTHQUAKE RECONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE CHARITY WRESTLING” Results

July 3, 2016

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1. Masashi Takeda & Yasu Urano defeated Masaya Takahashi & Toshiyuki Sakuda when Takeda pinned Sakuda with the Rokkinpo (9:34).
2. Abdullah Kobayashi, Kankuro Hoshino & Atsushi Matsuyama defeated Jaki Numazawa, Antonio Honda & Tetsuya Endo when Kobayashi pinned Honda during a Kimura Lock (10:50).
3. Sanshiro Takagi, Hercules Senga, Tsutomu Oosugi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Danshoku Dino, Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei & Takayuki Ueki when Hirata pinned Ueki with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (9:23).
4. Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase defeated Yoshihisa Uto & Takuya Nomura when Higuchi pinned Nomura with the Doctor Bomb (9:15).
5. HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Ryuji Ito & Kazumi Kikuta when HARASHIMA pinned Kikuta with the Somato (11:12).
6. Yuji Okabayashi, Konosuke Takeshita & Daichi Hashimoto defeated Daisuke Sekimoto, Hideyoshi Kamitani & Kota Umeda when Okabayashi pinned Umeda with the Golem Splash (19:09).

NPO Kumamoto Wrestling, Big Japan and DDT got together for a special charity wrestling event held outside Sun Road New Town Arcade. Donations were collected for relief funds that will go to reconstruction efforts around the area.

Both teams in the main event were gifted with watermelons to encourage their match performances. The hometown hero Kota Umeda received a lot of streamers during his ring announcement. A lot of the match focused on him squaring up to all three of his opponents. However despite his efforts in trying to cut down Yuji Okabayashi with kicks, he was defeated with a Lariat and the Golem Splash. Okayabayshi told the crowd he was delighted to wrestle in Kumamoto again and they have an awesome wrestler in Umeda. Konosuke Takeshita told the story of Umeda going home to protect his friends and family when the earthquake struck. When he came back to DDT he was different, a stronger person. He said that when DDT comes back to Kumamoto there is only one person who should get a KO-D Openweight Title shot and that’s Umeda.


New Generation Combo Vs Mix Of Danger

December 22, 2015

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Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Dai Suzuki (c) & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Gota Ihashi & Gorgeous Matsuno
1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai (c) & Lady Beard Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Cherry
2. Yasu Urano Vs Daisuke Sasaki
3. 4 Way Tag Team Match: Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Masa Takanashi & Kota Umeda Vs Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Suguru Miyatake
4. Ultra Heroes EXPO Collaboration Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Fukuda & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
5. HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka Vs Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine
6. DDT Extreme Title: Kendo Kashin (c) Vs Akito
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles Tournament – Final: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie

We have new team names for the two sides competing in the KO-D Tag Team Titles match. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo are now called the New Generation Combo. Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie have been named Mix Of Danger.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WHITE BREATH 2015”, 23/12/2015
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Disciple Of Tiger Mask Vs Rikidozan III: Hayato Mashita Vs Chikara
2. Beauties Of Nature Vs Enjo-gun: Shuichiro Katsumura & Kenta Hattori Vs Shibata & Mitomi Masayuki
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Tomodachi-gun: Shinichiro Tominaga & Manami Kanda Vs Hi69 & Bambi
4. Outsiders Beyond ~Yokohama Metal City, Ganpuro Invasion!~: Yumehito Imanari Vs Masaharu Tsuchihashi
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Tomodachi-gun: Ken Ohka & Shota Vs Minoru Fujita & Yukihiro Abe

He may not want to do it but Ken Ohka will try to beat some sense into Yukihiro Abe so he can side with Ganpuro again.


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 7” Results

December 12, 2015

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DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 7”, 12/12/2015
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
350 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. King Of Dark Title – 3 Way Match: Hoshitango & Guanchulo defeated Kouki Iwasaki (c) & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Guanchulo pinned Iwasaki with a Cradle (6:36).
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1. Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake when Takao pinned Miyatake with the Diving Foot Stomp (12:30).
2. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi defeated Saki Akai & Gota Ihashi when Oishi pinned Ihashi with a School Boy (7:03).
3. Japan, United States & Taiwan Tripartite Pact Concluded!: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Hiroshi Fukuda & Rekka when Umeda pinned Fukuda with the Right High Kick (15:25).
4. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Nodowa Otoshi (7:55).
5. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs KENSO & Seiya Morohashi ended in a No Contest when two referees were trapped in a locker (9:59).
6. 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda & Tetsuya Endo defeated Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu and Akito & Yasu Urano when Honda pinned Akito with the Diving Fist Drop (13:11).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie defeated HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka when Irie pinned Ohka with the Beast Bomber (19:47).

The big lad team of Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie were too strong for HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka. Ohka in particular wasn’t in 100% shape and had to wrestle with bandages wrapped around his stomach. It didn’t make taking a bunch of Lariats any easier for him. A Beast Bomber put him down and out. Okabayashi & Irie will now face Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo for the vacant KO-D Tag Team Titles on 23rd November. Takeshita & Endo are still sore from losing the titles to Okabayashi & Daisuke Sekimoto back in February. They are determined not to lose the belts to Okabayashi again.

Tetsuya Endo & Antonio Honda both go into Hakata on a wave of momentum. Honda pinned Akito to give him the upper advantage in their No. 1 Contender’s match for the DDT Extreme Title while Endo is now ready for the KO-D Openweight Title match against Isami Kodaka. Honda said soon they will both be champions!

Things were heated between Sanshiro Takagi and KENSO. Takagi made it his goal to stick KENSO in a locker and throw him out of DDT. He is so determined to do this his actually hid a locker beneath the ring and took it out during the match! The two fought to throw each other into the locker but in the end Daisuke Kiso was thrown in instead. Yukinori Matsui tried to intervene but he was thrown into the locker too. KENSO closed the locker and the match had to be called off. He demanded another match with Takagi but Amon Tsurumi came out with a bunch of wrestlers to drag KENSO out of the arena.

The next KO-D Title match after 13th December will take place on 3rd January.


Tag Title Tournament, Akito & Honda Fight Over Title Shot

November 30, 2015

DDT “SECOND TIME IN NUMZAU 2015”, 06/12/2015
Shizuoka Kiramesse Numzazu

1. Masa Takanashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Gota Ihashi
3. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
4. Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Akito & Yasu Urano
5. HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda

Four teams have been entered into the KO-D Tag Team Titles tournament. First up it’s Happy Motels and Shuten-dōji in the regular teams block.

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 7”, 12/12/2015
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

0. King Of Dark Title – 3 Way Match: Kouki Iwasaki (c) Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hoshitango
1. Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake
3. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs
4. Japan, United States & Taiwan Tripartite Pact Concluded!: Konosuke Takeshita, Hiroshi Fukuda & Rekka Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi & Kota Umeda
5. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs KENSO & Seiya Morohashi
6. 3 Way Match: Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Antonio Honda & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Yasu Urano
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles Tournament – Round 1: Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie Vs HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka

Then we get two special pairings. HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka are looking to continue their momentum from beating Hiroshi Tanahashi. Standing in their way are the big lads, Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie. One half of the previous champions Daisuke Sasaki has been excluded from the tournament because his current partner Suguru Miyatake has not been good enough to earn a spot.

Rekka is from New Taiwan Entertainment Wrestling Federation. He joins a special team made up of a Japanese, an American and a Taiwanese. Konosuke Takeshita is the Japanese wrestler and Hiroshi Fukuda is the American.

DDT “SUPER STAR LANES 2015”, 13/12/2015
Hakata Star Lane

1. Hakata Specialty Mixed Unit Special Tag: HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Konosuke Takeshita
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (c) Vs Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Batten X Burabura
3. DDT Extreme Title Next Challenger Final: Antonio Honda Vs Akito
4. KO-D Openweight Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

Tetusya Endo feels that his non-title victory over Isami Kodaka on yesterday’s BOYZ show is proof that he deserves his title shot and did not just get it because of a fluke Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament.

Both Antonio Honda and Akito are claiming the No. 1 Contendership for the DDT Extreme Title. The championship is very important to Akito and hates how Kendo Kashin treated the belt when he won it. Honda wants another shot at Kashin and his unusual match stipulations.

Yusuke Kubo has been added to the show.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2015”, 23/12/2015
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yasu Urano Vs Daisuke Sasaki
2. Ultra Heroes EXPO Collaboration Match: X Vs X
3. DDT Extreme Title: Kendo Kashin (c) Vs Winner Of 13/12 Challenger Match
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles Tournament – Final: Winners Of 6/12 Qualifier Vs Winners of 12/12 Qualifier

The Ultra Heroes EXPO match is Ultraman related. Maybe this is Ultraman Robin’s return to DDT?