Video – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match

August 25, 2021

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki
1,336 Fans – No Vacancy

Special 10-Man Tag Match – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Yusuke Okada, Raimu Imai & El Unicorn Vs Yuji Okabayashi, TAMURA, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino & Ilusion


DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” Results

August 21, 2021

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki
1,336 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura defeated Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku when Naya pinned Koroku with the Choke Slam (10:38).
0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh defeated Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa when Onita pinned Kuro-chan after a Current Blast Bat Attack (9:35).
1. Special 10-Man Tag Match – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Yusuke Okada, Raimu Imai & El Unicorn defeated Yuji Okabayashi, TAMURA, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino & Ilusion when Unicorn pinned Ilusion with the Modified Double Knee Stomp (11:44).
2. Double Ring Double Singles Match: Toru Owashi defeated Antonio Honda with a School Boy (0:11).
2. Double Ring Double Singles Match: Danshoku Dieno defeated Kazuki Hirata with a School Boy (0:11).
2a. Rematch: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda ended in a No Contest (1:28).
2a. Rematch: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata ended in a No Contest (1:28).
2b. Another Rematch: Toru Owashi, Antonio Honda & Daisuke Kiso defeated Danshoku Dieno, Kazuki Hirata & Yukinori Matsui when Kiso pinned Matsui with a Cradle (2:53).
3. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai defeated Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Brookes pinned MAO with the Praying Mantis Bomb (14:03).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai when Hino pinned Akai with the Fuckin’ BOMB (11:34).
*V3 for DAMNATION.
5. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Yuki Ueno (c) with La Mistica Crossover Facelock (17:20).
*Yuki Ueno fails in V7. Daisuke Sasaki becomes the 5th DDT Universal Champion!
6. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACKOUT Presents: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Jun Akiyama (c) with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock (24:43).
*Jun Akiyama fails in V4. Konosuke Takeshita becomes the 77th KO-D Openweight Champion!

The first outdoor “WRESTLE PETER PAN” saw Konosuke Takeshita finally beat Jun Akiyama and reclaim the KO-D Openweight Title. They fought back and forth with Exploders and German Suplexes one after the other while Kenta Kobashi watched from ringside. Both also tried to win with their submission finishers. Akiyama with the Front Neck Lock and Takeshita with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock. When all else failed they went to their Knee Strikes until one stayed down. Takeshita pulled down his knee pad before hitting more Zahi Knee Strikes but Akiyama wouldn’t stay down. He had to throw Akiyama with the Cross-Arm German Suplex and then apply the Modified Chickenwing Facelock once more. The move Takeshita invented to Akiyama finally achieved its purpose and the champion tapped out!

When Takeshita was given the KO-D Title belt, he said today was not the end. He will defend the title with all of his might, become stronger and have a rematch with Akiyama this time so he can beat him as the champion. Akiyama accepted defeat but said he will get it back, just you wait and see. Chris Brookes then entered the ring and told Takeshita he hasn’t beaten him one on one in over two years. Brookes wants a shot at the title! Takeshita accepted the challenge and it will take place on the 26th September Korakuen Hall show.

Daisuke Sasaki entered Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki holding the DDT Universal Title and he gets to leave with it. Except now he actually is the Universal Champion. After weeks of theft, cheap shots and violence Yuki Ueno couldn’t get revenge for everything Sasaki had done to him. Sasaki busted him open with a belt shot. Later Mad Paulie pulled the referee away when Ueno had Sasaki pinned after a Shining Wizard. Ueno Dropkicked Paulie and Moonsaulted onto both of them outside the ring. Everything was going so well for Ueno he was even avoiding Sasaki’s cheating. But Sasaki countered the WR into La Mistica Crossover Facelock and forced Ueno to give up. Backstage Ueno admitted that Sasaki has stolen everything from him. Now it is his turn to take away everything that Sasaki cherishes. For now that threat is falling on deaf ears. Sasaki heard the guest commentator Sumire Uesaka praised him a lot during his match. He wants her address so he can mail her a marriage certificate.

Tensions were high when DAMNATION and Eruption fought for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. From the start they were ready to fight when Soma Takao threw his belt down at Yukio Sakaguchi. Meanwhile Saki Akai kept posturing at Yuji Hino, demanding he take her seriously and throw his strong Chops at her. Hino overpowered Akai but Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi were there to break the pins. Tetsuya Endo wiped out nearly everyone with a Swan Dive Shooting Star Press out of the ring. That left Akai and Hino alone to fight. Akai kept chopping and kicking Hino until he finally threw the Chop her way. Akai kicked out of the pin so Hino hit her with a Lariat. Akai kicked out of that too and still tried to fight back. Hino had to put her away with the Fuckin’ BOMB to end the match. Afterwards Hino reminded Akai of all the jokes he previously made about her being a woman. Well now he can say she is also a pro wrestler!

Jun Kasai got a taste of hardcore wrestling The 37KAMIINA style. It involves Lego. Lots and lots of Lego. Shunma Katsumata & MAO filled the ring with the toy blocks and smashed a few plastic cases along the way. Katsumata even decided to wrestle barefoot, daring Kasai to follow his lead. Kasai told him he is a man and he would but couldn’t get his wrestling boots off in time before Katsumata attacked him. Katsumata did a Moonsault Double Stomp but Kasai rolled out of the way, making him land bare feet first onto the Lego! Brookes then threw him into a ladder with the Tropical☆Yahoo. The 37KAMIINA fought back by digging skewers into their opponents’ heads. Kasai then turned the danger up a notch by blocking a Katsumata dive with a knife! He then gave Katsumata the Reverse Tiger Driver while Brookes pinned MAO with the Praying Mantis Bomb, all on the Lego for the finish. Afterwards Kasai admitted the “relaxing” hardcore matches The 37KAMIINA put together are actually fun, like a good memory from a summer vacation.

DDT’s first ever Double Ring Double Singles Matches both ended in eleven seconds. Toru Owashi immediately pinned Antonio Honda and Danshoku Dieno immediately pinned Kazuki Hirata with the same moves at the same time. Hisaya Imabayashi wasn’t sure what had happened because he couldn’t see both matches at once. So he called for both matches to restart but this time to keep them in the same ring. The rematches fell apart when the referees Yukinori Matsui and Daisuke Kiso kept getting in each other’s way. They soon started fighting each other and the wrestlers had to keep them apart. Imabayashi then had an idea to turn everything into a 3 Vs 3 match: Owashi, Honda & Kiso Vs Dieno, Hirata & Matsui with Imabayashi as the ref. Matsui’s team put Kiso in the Kaientai pose and Dieno applied the Lip Lock. Kiso then suddenly countered Matsui’s Brainbuster into a Small Package to grab victory from the jaws of defeat.

The opening match was the debuts of El Unicorn and Ilusion from the DDT Teenage Project. They were given a chance to shine and literally wrestle on top of everyone else. While the other 8 participants were locked up in a multi-man suplex struggle, Unicorn and Ilusion climbed on top of them to fight each other. It ended with Ilusion Suplexing Unicorn onto the pile below. Yuji Okabayashi’s team then won out on the multi-man Suplex spot. Ilusion Dropkicked Yusuke Okada and then joined in with Mizuki Watase to dive onto everybody outside the ring. Unicorn came back and hit a Dragonrana to Ilusion then pinned him with a Modified Double Knee Stomp. Backstage Ilusion swore to avenge his loss when he faces Unicorn in a singles match on 29th August. Yuki Iino went around searching for Naomi Yoshimura to continue fighting him. HARASHIMA and TAMURA both praised the young wrestlers for their efforts. Raimu Imai asked if he could wrestle in DDT again.

The pre-show match a a calm affair. Just a Current Blast Death Match, no biggie. Everyone was dressed for battle except for Akito, who wrestled in a suit. Kuro-chan used Hikari Noa as a shield to prevent Atsushi Onita from swinging the blast bat at him. Tetsuhiro Kuroda grabbed the bat and handed it to Kuro-chan so he could blast Onita with it. Onita got revenge by Piledriving Kuroda onto a table. Super Sasadango Machine tried to fight off everyone with a chair. Maki Itoh and Noa had a standoff with each holding blast bats. They swung at each other causing a big explosion. When the dust cleared the match came down to Onita and Kuro-chan. Onita hit his Kuro-chan with the blast bat and got the three count. After the match Onita poured water over him and with Sanshiro Takagi’s help, aided in carrying him out of the ring. Kuro-chan begged for forgiveness until Onita told him he has the qualities of a pro wrestler. It’s time for him to enter Mr. Onita’s office for a talk…

The other pre-show match saw Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura beat Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku. The least experience wrestler of the four Koroku kicked out of Naya’s Scrapbuster and Running Knee Lift. But he was put down with a Choke Slam, giving Naya’s team the win.

At the end of the show, Takagi revealed one last gift for the DDT fans. The final major DDT event of 2021 will take place at Yoyogi Gymnasium #2 on 26th December. It will be DDT’s first time in the venue.


DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” Preview

August 19, 2021

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

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
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 10-Man Tag Match – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Yusuke Okada, Raimu Imai & El Unicorn Vs Yuji Okabayashi, TAMURA, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino & Ilusion
2. Double Ring Double Singles Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
2. Double Ring Double Singles Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACKOUT Presents: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

As danger and uncertainty over the pandemic remains around the world, the wrestling industry is determined to chug along and to stick to their plans. This weekend more than any other is proof of that. In America, the next couple of days will no doubt become a landmark period for the modern era with massive shows from two companies along with the long awaited return of a certain hockey fan from Chicago. Japan isn’t taking it easy either as some companies begin to head outdoors for major shows held at sports stadiums. That’s what DDT is up to for “WRESTLE PETER PAN” this year. They will be at Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki, the former home of FMW’s most legendary battles. The actual venue is different because it went through renovations in the 2000s and also a name change in 2014. Hopefully the spirit of those famous shows still remains when DDT takes their crack at it. Pandemic restrictions are in place so the card is shorter than usual. Plus the risk of last minute cancellations can rear its ugly head. At this point we just have to keep our fingers crossed. There is something extra added to the show. Two wrestling rings will be set up in the stadium. The reason why will be explained in the related matches below.

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku

Let’s see how the low tier of DDT’s undercard has been doing lately. Yukio Naya is slotted into the novelty matches. He’s there when DDT needs a heavyweight so he’ll always have a place on the card. His family ties also means he will be a regular for any matches built around product placement. Keigo Nakamura stepped up a level by being part of the new KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Champions in Team Olympian. He has new ring gear too which is usually a sign of a wrestler moving onto the next stage of his career. He is still often the butt of jokes but when he gets the chance to be serious in the ring, he takes it. Hideki Okatani is probably the one out of this lot who advanced the most over the last year. He should have, given who he is learning from in Junretsu. He is still far away from being a polished product but he definitely moved up to No. 3 in his unit in the last few months. Yuya Koroku debuted in DDT back in April and comes from the highly regarded Animal Hamaguchi Gym. His work so far has been promising but he had a slight setback earlier this month that made him miss a few shows. That’s the problem with rookies. They break easily.

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

Here is how loaded this weekend is. DDT has to blow up a ring at Kawasaki Stadium during the dark match to get any sort of attention! If you’re doing a major wrestling show inside Kawasaki Stadium then you have to have Atsushi Onita in an Exploding Ring Death Match. Those are the rules. That is why DDT is setting up two rings, one for the regular matches and one for Onita to blow up. As soon as Onita found out about the second ring he got in touch with DDT and demanded his match take place on the pre-show! His reasoning is it takes a lot of time and dedication to set up the explosives so he wants it to be over and done with before the main show even begins. It also sneakily moves the match over to the main ring instead of the side ring because DDT now has time to clean up the mess after the pre-show. That Onita really is a sneaky git. He has promised to use three to five times the amount of gun powder for explosions than these matches usually use.

The match itself has a lot to unpack. Onita’s run in DDT over the last year has seen him feud with a pervy comedian named Kuro-chan. Onita gets the win most of the time but their last match in December ended in a massive upset. Kuro-chan pinned Onita one, two, three! He stole Onita’s jacket, called himself the new “Evil Ways” and left thinking that was the end of it. Demands for a rematch were ignored by Kuro-chan until his manager got wind of it and decided “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” would be the perfect time and place for it to happen. The two went to put their teams together. Onita has DDT’s crazy president Sanshiro Takagi, the not yet crazy Vice President Akito and the right amount of crazy Maki Itoh. Kuro-chan has to team with Super Sasadango Machine because they both have the same agent. However his also gets Hikari Noa and FMW alumni Tetsuhiro Kuroda, which improves his team’s chances. Sasadango had to lie about Noa thinking Kuro-chan is cute to convince him to finally accept the match. Noa in particular has been wanting to do death matches for ages. Her goal is to either run over Takagi in a truck, blow him up in an explosion or do both. The stage is set and one last factor has been added to the match. Kuro-chan wants sole ownership of Exploding Ring Death Matches if his team wins! He also wants Onita to retire when he loses but we all know what that is worth so just ignore that bit.

1. Special 10-Man Tag Match – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Yusuke Okada, Raimu Imai & El Unicorn Vs Yuji Okabayashi, TAMURA, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino & Ilusion

DDT looks to the future with the introduction to the DDT Teenage Project. They have spent the last year training four teenagers in secret to become pro wrestlers. Two of them are ready to have their official debut match. On one team is the 13 year old, El Unicorn. On the other is Ilusion, 18 years old. The project is meant to be for those aged 15-18 but there is a reason El Unicorn is there. Not to spoil the kid’s identity but he was already under DDT contract before this project began. Both rookies are eager to fight the larger wrestlers like Naomi Yoshimura and Yuji Okabayashi. There’s another teenager in the match too. Raimu Imai from HEAT-UP is 16 years old and still in his first year of wrestling. His claim to fame is his mother Eriko Imai is a former pop singer and current member of Japan’s House Of Councillors. Raimu’s master TAMURA is on the opposite team. He marvels over how quickly the new generation of wrestlers get to make it to the ring. HARASHIMA and Okabayashi were last seen together as Smile Pissari but they are opponents here. Yusuke Okada and Yuki Iino get to collide with stronger opponents. Last but not least there is Mizuki Watase, who recently returned from injury and finds himself restarting his wrestling progression from scratch again.

2. Double Ring Double Singles Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
2. Double Ring Double Singles Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata

Look, spots for this show are sparse this time around and DDT isn’t able to produce two dozen matches in one night. This isn’t an AEW taping. With the card filling up, the groups of wrestlers nicknamed the DDT Variety Team all began to squabbling with one another. This resulted in them all challenging each other to singles matches, no doubt earning two of them coveted main event spot. That wasn’t going to happen. Hisaya Imabayashi told the wrestlers there was room left on the show for only one more match. They can do Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda or Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata but not both. Hirata then had a brilliant idea. There will be two rings available so why not do both matches at the same time? Imabayashi loved the idea and put forth DDT’s first ever Double Ring Double Singles Match! Just don’t be surprised if the two matches still interact and get mixed up with each other. Oh and I think Dieno is currently the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion. I lost track of that.

3. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai

The main card gets some of the violence left over from the pre-show. Is there anything you can do to Jun Kasai that would hurt him? He’s been through it all, literally if the thing is made out of glass. He sees the hardcore matches DDT have been doing over the last year and they left him feeling lukewarm. The weapons used and the atmosphere surrounding the matches are a bit too relaxed for his tastes. Relaxed is the accurate word to use given these matches have involved Shunma Katsumata & MAO from The 37KAMIINA (The Sauna KAMIINA). Their obsession with saunas rose to new levels ever since the DDT Sauna Club was formed. They aren’t pushovers though. Katsumata is wrestling death matches in Big Japan more often and MAO always has fucked up ideas for things to do in the ring. They want to show Kasai they can dish him the worst pain he has ever felt and they know just what to use. They found out that Kasai doesn’t like the pain you get from stepping on Lego. It’s his biggest weakness! Kasai refuses to confirm if that’s true or not, explaining that he never feels pain from anything when he wrestles in front of his fans. During all of this, Chris Brookes began feeling like the odd man out. He doesn’t even appear in the advert for the match! All the attention is on the other three and he doesn’t like that. He’ll take his anger out on Katsumata to feel better.

4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai

DAMNATION’s most successful ventures over the last half year have been in the trios division. After Tetsuya Endo was finally knocked off the top of the mountain, he rallied together Soma Takao and new member Yuji Hino to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Endo was then able to defend the belts in his hometown. He has felt invincible ever since and thinks he has the power to banish those he defeated from his hometown. The big challengers coming in are Eruption. They held the titles before and Saki Akai in particular thinks it is time to take them back. The build up has seen Kazusada Higuchi reignite his rivalry with Endo. Yukio Sakaguchi and Takao has come to blows several times too. But the spotlight shines brightest on Akai along with Hino’s reaction to her being in the match. Hino thinks Eruption are fighting with a handicap because a woman is on their team. He also refuses to throw any Chops at Akai because he is convinced they would legit murder her. All this attitude has done is fire Akai up even more to prove her doubters wrong. She’s been wrestling for 8 years now and has shown she is not a one trick pony. It also created an unusual situation where Akai slaps around her partners because they haven’t been as determined as she is to win! Keep in mind this is when Sakaguchi is constantly getting into fights with Takao.

5. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

DAMNATION’s second most successful venture over the last half year is Daisuke Sasaki stealing the DDT Universal Title belt from Yuki Ueno. I didn’t say winning the championship, I mean literally stealing the belt. That’s not to say Sasaki hasn’t brought it in the ring. He has won several big matches in the King Of DDT tournament by cheating like hell throughout the whole thing. That includes a quick win over Ueno. Another quick win in a later tag match resulted in Ueno giving Sasaki a title shot in order to win back his pride. Big mistake. That is what caused Sasaki to blindside Ueno, steal the title belt and promise to humiliate him even further. The last month has seen Ueno chasing after Sasaki only to see him get away with the belt time and time again. Their last confrontation inside a ring ended with Sasaki beating Ueno bloody. What has been a breakout year for Ueno has since turned sour and could take a turn for the worse if he can’t get his title back.

6. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACKOUT Presents: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Talk about a deal paying off big time. Jun Akiyama to DDT could not have worked out any better if I do say so myself. He is now six months into his KO-D Openweight Title reign with three defences under his belt. He has also taken to the player/coach role in Junretsu rather well (just remember Makoto Oishi is the official leader). The likes of Endo, Higuchi, Dieno and HARASHIMA have all failed to beat him. And then there is Konosuke Takeshita. What a journey this guy has been on. He went through two singles losses to Akiyama in back to back months at the end of 2020. Those results made him self reflect. For the first time he began to question the DDT style he so proudly represented. Things had to change in 2021.

But does it, really? When this year began, Takeshita’s Sauna Club with his friends turned into The 37KAMIINA. What followed has been a year of hot matches and aurora skies. He took a sabbatical to AEW in April, winning over a new audience of fans abroad by being himself and wrestling how he always does. When he returned, success came his way in the tag team division with his sauna buddies. He and Ueno successfully represented DDT against NOAH at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, he and Katsumata won the first Ultimate Tag League and then followed it up by winning the KO-D Tag Team Titles. To cap it all off Takeshita rose even further back to the top by winning the King Of DDT tournament. His redemption is almost complete. All that is left to do is finally beat Akiyama one on one.

Easier said than done, right? There’s also one other thing that makes it that little bit more difficult. Kenta Kobashi will be at the show as a special guest to witness the main event. Everytime Kobashi has played this role for a Jun Akiyama singles match, Akiyama has won. Endo learned that the hard way back in “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021” back in February. Akiyama’s previous two victories over Takeshita have both been by submission as well. It’s all well and good to make it three submissions in a row but Akiyama doesn’t care for that kind of stuff. If he has to win by pinfall then so be it. This is the man who comes from King’s Road. He learned that the Giant Baba style has all the right answers for pro wrestling. That is why he is the champion! Takeshita wants to prove there is no correct answer for pro wrestling that applies to everybody. The DDT style he proudly represents can be just as effective for him as King’s Road is for Akiyama. If this match is the end of his journey, we’ll find out which answer is the right one.


Princess Cup Begins Tomorrow, Oishi Injury Update, Full Peter Pan Card

July 21, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 22/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Vs 4 Handicap Match: Shoko Nakajima, Rika Tatsumi & Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Haruna Neko & Suzume
2. Hikari Noa, Mizuki, Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Marika Kobashi & Kaya Toribami
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1D: Arisu Endo Vs Mahiro Kiryu
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1C: Moka Miyamoto Vs Raku
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1B: Pom Harajuku Vs Mirai Maiumi
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1A: Nao Kakuta Vs Miyu Yamashita

Seven shows in five days begin tomorrow! Tokyo Princess Cup four days in a row!

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN NAGOYA”, 23/07/2021
Nagoya City Tsuyuhashi Sports Center

1. Antonio Honda Vs Yuki Iino
2. Danshoku Dieno Vs The Intelligent Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Saki Akai & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi, Akito & Yukio Naya
4. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Chris Brookes
5. Nagoya Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuya Koroku
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

Makoto Oishi was diagnosed with a fractured lumbar vertebrae after sustaining a back injury on Sunday’s show. There is no timeline for his return yet. Yusuke Okada has offered to take Oishi’s place for this Thursday’s 6-Man Tag match. He is not joining Junretsu but owes this debt to help Oishi because he was the first person in DDT to accept him.

Okada’s move up the card causes a few changes to other matches. Toru Owashi replaces Okada in Match #5. The 3 Way Match Owashi was a part of is now just a singles match between Danshoku Dieno and The Intelligent Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4.

DDT “JUN AKIYAMA LOCAL TRIUMPHANT RETURN! SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IZUMI”, 24/07/2021
Osaka Izumi City Plaza Yayoi no Kaze Hall

1. Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Antonio Honda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
4. Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao
5. Izumi Specialty Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Akito
6. Eruption Vs DAMNATION!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie
7. PIONEER NEXT Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Okada was already teaming with Junretsu in the main event. It’s Hideki Okatani that will fill in for the injured Oishi.

The Eruption Vs DAMNATION match means a little bit more now that it is a tune up for the upcoming KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles bout.

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

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

This is the official match order.

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

1. Soma Takao Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Korku
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Chris Brookes, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda
4. Shunma Katsumata Produce – Hardcore 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO
5. Makoto Oishi Produce Match ~ Our Youth: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs MEN’S Teioh, Shiori Asahi & Yuya Koroku
6. Tetsuya Endo Produce Match ~ CyberFight Concurso – DDT Novice Championship: Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Seiya Morohashi & Gorgeous Matsuno

Sadly Oishi doesn’t get to be a part of his own produced match anymore. But for the rookie Yuya Koroku this is a golden opportunity to learn in the ring. Maybe he can be MEN’S Club material?

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

0. Special Under Match – Ultimate Vs Supreme: Tetsuya Koda Vs Hisaya Imabayashi
1. Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Yusuke Okada
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuya Koroku Vs Yukio Naya & Yuyi Iino
4. Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
5. Rock & Roll Death Match: Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. Drunk Match: HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: Jun Akiyama, Yuki Ueno, Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo, Kazusada Higuchi, Naomi Yoshimura

Now Koroku gets to team with the boss Sanshiro Takagi too!

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IWATE”, 09/08/2021
Iwate Education Center Multipurpose Hall (Morioka City)

1. Toru Owashi Vs Yuya Koroku
2. Saki Akai & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
3. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
4. HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dieno & Akito
5. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
6. Morioka Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura

Meanwhile Daisuke Sasaki still has the DDT Universal Title in his possession. Can Yuki Ueno get it back before their title match?

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

1. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
2. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Shinya Aoki (c/c) Vs MAO

The KO-D Tag Team Titles match between The 37KAMIINA and Junretsu has been cancelled because of Oishi’s injury. For now there is no other title match of any kind replacing it.

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

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
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. Double Ring Double Single Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
3. Special 10-Man Tag Match – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Yusuke Okada, Reimu Imai & El Unicorn Vs Yuji Okabayashi, TAMURA, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino & Ilusion
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

This is the complete card for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”. The 10-Man tag filling the last spot features the debuts of El Unicorn and Ilusion, the return to wrestling for Mizuki Watase and HARASHIMA facing off against his former tag partner Yuji Okabayashi.


DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN OSAKA” Results

June 26, 2021

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN OSAKA”, 26/06/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall
140 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Hideki Okatani with the Brain Claw (7:01).
2. Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda defeated Makoto Oishi, Akito & Yuya Koroku when Honda pinned Koroku with the Danshoku Driver (7:35).
3. Takoyaki! Kushikatsu! A Perfect Bowl Like 3 Way Match: Kazuki Hirata defeated Yukio Sakaguchi and Yuki Iino when Hirata pinned Iino after the God’s Right Knee from Sakaguchi (9:53).
4. Tetsuya Endo & Yuji Hino defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya when Hino pinned Naya with the Fuckin’ BOMB (11:43).
5. I Really Like It! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: Jun Akiyama defeated Yusuke Okada with the Wrist-Clutch Exploder (10:50).
6. Yuki Ueno, MAO & Chris Brookes defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie when Brookes submitted Paulie with a Cross Armbreaker (12:07).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi (c) when Katsumata pinned HARASHIMA with the Firebird Splash (24:46).
*Smile Pissari fails in V2. The 37KAMIINA becomes the 70th KO-D Tag Team Champions!

NepowWER beats Pissari!! The challengers had everything sorted and took everything that was thrown at them, even literally each other. For Shunma Katsumata it was a big performance today. He avoided the Somato and sent HARASHIMA right into Konosuke Takeshita to deal with. Then when Yuji Okabayashi ran in, Takeshita took him out with a Lariat. MADMAX was used to plant HARASHIMA in the perfect position for Katsumata to use the Firebird Splash. That is a rarely used finisher for HARASHIMA and he had now knows what it’s like to be pinned with it. Okabayashi almost made the save but broke the pin too late. The two teams did their poses to each other after the match.

Takeshita said three miracles have recently happened to himself and Katsumata. First, Katsumata gets a pin on Jun Akiyama. Second, they win the Ultimate Tag League. And third, today they beat Smile Pissari to become the new KO-D Tag Team Champions! The show was in Takeshita’s home of Osaka but even he agrees that Katsumata is the star of the show today. Katsumata promised The 37KAMIINA will continue having exciting matches that will leave everyone sweating in a good atmosphere. Just like a sauna. That’s not the end though. After the show Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & MAO all said they want to challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles together. They want to challenge DAMNATION for the belts in Tetsuya Endo’s hometown!

The King Of DDT final four used today to prepare for the finals next week. Daisuke Sasaki said he will prove he is the strongest. He is preparing a new special move to win the tournament. Kazusada Higuchi was asked if the Brain Claw can be used against an opponent as large as Yuji Hino. Higuchi said he is finally getting used to the move as one of his own. He now knows how to rely on it at a time where it is important.

After the Jun Akiyama Vs Yusuke Okada match, Akiyama told Okada to study more. He thinks Okada was very motivated today which tells Akiyama he should hit him harder from now on. He wants their story together in DDT to be different from their story in All Japan. Okada recently admitted he considered retiring from pro wrestling last year and Akiyama was there to listen to his problems. That meant a lot to Okada and he thinks it is the reason he followed him over to DDT. It had motivated Okada to do his best for both his mentor and his new home.

Kazuki Hirata stole the win in the 3 Way Match. Yukio Sakaguchi had Yuki Iino pinned after hitting the God’s Right Knee. Hirata used a Sliding Kick to break the pin and then cover Iino for the three count.

In an effort to play mind games, Yuya Koroku stole Danshoku Dieno’s wrestling gear backstage and wore it to the ring. This created a chain reaction. Dieno appeared wearing Toru Owashi’s gear and then Owashi came out wearing Antonio Honda’s gear. Honda couldn’t find anything to wear so he refused to walk down to the ring and wrestle. He eventually picked up the courage to enter the ring in just his socks and underwear. After using Gongitsune to poke Koroku in the eye, he did his own version of the Danshoku Driver with his underwear to pick up the win.

Chris Brookes Vs Shinya Aoki for both the DDT Extreme Title and Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title will take place on 15th July.


Contracts Signed For Title Matches, King Of DDT Final 4, Team (Junior) Olympia, Princess Cup Korakuen Doubleheader

June 22, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 26/06/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Sakisama

The contract for the Princess Of Princess Title match was signed on Saturday before the Narimasu Act Hall show. Miyu Yamashita expressed disappointment over failing to win the Princess Tag Team Titles with Maki Itoh last week. She’s going to show Sakisama what she can really do at their match. Sakisama isn’t used to being called a challenger. She heard about Yamashita’s dream of becoming a double champion but she couldn’t pull it off. If Yamashita couldn’t make her dream come true then Sakisama promises to make it come true on her behalf.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN OSAKA”, 26/06/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi, Akito & Yuya Koroku
3. Takoyaki! Kushikatsu! A Perfect Bowl Like 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Iino
4. Tetsuya Endo & Yuji Hino Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno, MAO & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
6. I Really Like It! Osaka Specialty Special Single Match: Jun Akiyama Vs Yusuke Okada
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

The two teams for the main event met for a press conference today and it turned into an argument between Yuji Okabayashi and Shunma Katsumtata. They kept shouting “Pissari!” and “NeppoWER!!” back and forth to each other throughout the meeting. HARASHIMA and Konosuke Takeshita are keeping their eyes on the prize. Takeshita said his recent form shows he is returning to the centre of DDT. He doesn’t want his momentum to stop and would like to be KO-D Tag Team Champions with Katsumata. Winning the belts in Osaka too would be a miracle for them. HARASHIMA is aware that it’s been a long time since he was focused on the Tag Titles. He looks forward to fighting against the Ultimate Tag League winners.

DDT “SHIRO NO YU PRESENTS CASTLE HOT SPRING ROJO PRO WRESTLING”, 26/06/2021
Kumamoto Castle Natural Hot Spring

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Chris Brookes Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs Yukio Naya

Over the last year the Kumamoto Castle Natural Hot Spring became a popular location for DDT to hold Falls Count Anywhere matches. They’re going back for a 4 Way Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match that will be broadcast on WRESTLE UNIVERSE.

BASARA “BASARA 161 ~GLITTER~”, 29/06/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Daichi Kazato Vs Fuminori Abe, Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
2. Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano Vs Takuya Nomura & Kosuke Sato
3. Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Masato Kamino
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: Minoru Fujita Vs Yasu Urano
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Semi Final: SAGAT Vs FUMA

The Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ final will be held on 7th July.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 FINAL!!”, 04/07/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Semi Final: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yuji Hino
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino Vs Yusuke Okada & Yuya Koroku
4. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata
5. Junretsu Vs The 37KAMIINA!: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
6. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) Vs Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Final: X Vs X

The King Of DDT final four have given their thoughts going into the final rounds. Daisuke Sasaki thinks he is now the strongest wrestler after beating both the DDT UNIVERSAL Champion and KO-D Openweight Champion in the first two rounds. However whenever he sees Takeshita he still feels the pain in the rib he broke from their D-Ou Grand Prix match last November. It’s time for revenge. But if he wins and faces Yuji Hino in the final, he will accept his fate and lose to Hino in 5 seconds. He’ll get the prize money anyway. Takeshita argues that Sasaki only beat the champions because he used Low Blows in those matches. He thinks he can beat him if he dodges those kind of attacks. Hino admits the tournament has been hard and he’s been fighting some big names throughout. If Takeshita does beat Sasaki then Hino promises to break his ribs in the final so Sasaki will get his revenge. Kazusada Higuchi is determined to advance past the semi-final for the first time. He won’t think about the final until he gets there.

A team of Olympians in one form or another are going after the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles together. Joining Yoshiaki Yatsu is Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura. All three of them asked to join by pointing to their amateur wrestling experience in the Junior Olympics. Akito finished 2nd in his 2004 class, Yamato finished 3rd in his 2002 class and Nakamura… was eliminated in the first round at the 2016 competition.

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 13/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tiger Jeet Singh-juku Sumidagawa & “Old Wise Man” Human-Zee (w/ Haru Miyako & Gorgeous Matsuno) Vs Gota Ihashi & Antonio Honda (w/ Sayaka Obihiro & KUDO)
2. Emi Sakura & Yuna Mizumori Vs Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel
3. Isami Kodaka, Yasu Urano & Daiki Shimomura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, KEN45° & Manjimaru
4. Takashi Sasaki & Chris Brookes Vs HARASHIMA & Baliyan Akki
5. Masahiro Takanashi Vs Fuminori Abe

The wrestling world according to Masahiro Takanashi surrounds Shinjuku FACE for his big return to wrestling. From Gatoh Move to BASARA to IWA Japan and everything inbetween, there are plenty of indie promotions represented on this show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

An additional Korakuen Hall show is being added to this year’s Tokyo Princess Cup tour. With this added date, Tokyo Joshi Pro will be running Korakuen two days in a row for the first time ever. Also the tournament gets its first sponsorship in the form of the online network Ameba. They will provide the prize for the tournament winner.


Matches Changed For CyberFight Festival, Dieno Double Duty In Hiroshima, Tag League Winners Get Their Title Shot

June 2, 2021

DDT/NOAH/TOKYO JOSHI PRO/GANBARE☆PRO “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena

0. STARTING BATTLE KICKOFF ~Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer 10-Woman Tag Match~ Kaya Toribami Debut Match: Mirai Maiumi, Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo Vs Nao Kakuta, Raku, Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami
0. STARTING BATTLE ~ Staggered Admission Battle Royal: Yoshiaki Yatsu Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Yusuke Okada Vs Yuya Koroku Vs Yuji Hino Vs Mohammed Yone Vs Shuhei Taniguchi Vs Akitoshi Saito Vs Masao Inoue Vs Yuna Manase Vs Shu Sakurai
0. STARTING BATTLE MAIN ~ Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishhi & Shota Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Kouki Iwasaki & Yumehito Imanari
1. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Yuki Iino & Toui Kojima Vs Junta Miyawaki & Kinya Okada
2. 3 Way Tag Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
3. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Takashi Sugiura & Kazushi Sakuraba
4. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Hideki Okatani Vs Masa Kitamiya
5. Match Provided By Tokyo Joshi Pro: Hikari Noa, Mizuki & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi
6. Match Provided By NOAH: Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada & Hajime Ohara Vs Yoshinari Ogawa, HAYATA & Seiki Yoshioka
7. Match Provided By DDT: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao (w/ Mad Paulie) Vs Chris Brookes, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
8. DDT Vs Kongo Full Scale 12-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Akito, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya Vs Kenoh, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Manabu Soya, Haoh, Nioh & Tadasuke
9. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura
10. Princess Of Princess Title – Triple Main Event I: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
11. KO-D Openweight Title – Triple Main Event II: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs HARASHIMA
12. GHC Heavyweight Title – Triple Main Event III: Keiji Muto (c) Vs Naomichi Marufuji

Some big changes were made to the lineup thanks to some dramatic news over on the NOAH side. This past weekend Masa Kitamiya broke away from Kongo over a grudge he holds with Katsuhiko Nakajima that he just cannot keep to himself for any longer. Now that Kongo has six members instead of seven, a decision was made to turn the 14-Man Tag Match into a 12-Man Tag. Kitamiya will now be put into a singles match against Hideki Okatani, who has been pulled from the DDT team to even the numbers.

On the same show Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine at long last achieved their goal of getting a match booked with Takashi Sugiura & Kazushi Sakuraba. Sugiura had just beaten Sakuraba in a GHC National Title defence when Sasadango & Dieno arrived at ringside. They offered Sugiura-gun two options for their potential match. Either a Guru Guru Bat Death Match or Sasadango & Dieno challenge for the custom made SUGI & SAKI championship belts. Sugiura accepted their challenge for a match but didn’t explicitly say which option he wants. If it’s going to be a title match for those belts then so be it. Sakuraba likes that idea because defending the belts will raise their prestige even if it is against Sasadango & Dieno.

There are also some wrestlers who cannot be on the show for various reasons. YO-HEY and Yasutaka Yano were recently in contact with somebody who had tested positive for Covid-19 so they are staying away from the show. Keigo Nakamura is also treating an injury to his right ACL that he suffered in Kumamoto last Sunday.

One last note on this, I won’t be writing a preview for the show like I normally do for the supercards. The majority of the matches do not have much story building up to them and that is still loads to write about without saying much. I also don’t know a lot about current NOAH (for example last time I paid attention to Shuhei Taniguchi he was under a mask hooking people with a garden fork, now I find out he became disco buddies with Mohammed Yone) so I can’t offer much for their side of the show.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 1ST ROUND”, 10/06/2021
Shinjuku FACE

0. Under Match ~ Blow Away King Of DDT 2021!: Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Iino Vs Yusuke Okada, Yukio Naya, Hideki Okatani, Toui Kojima & Yuya Koroku
1. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1A: HARASHIMA Vs Makoto Oishi
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1B: Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1C: MAO Vs Soma Takao
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1D: Akito Vs Konosuke Takeshita
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1E: Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1F: Shunma Katsumata Vs Jun Akiyama
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1G: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Naomi Yoshimura
8. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 1H: Tetsuya Endo Vs Chris Brookes

A lot of the wrestlers who missed out on King Of DDT will still get stuff to do while the tournament is going on.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TOUR 2021 IN HIROSHIMA (NOON)”, 12/06/2021
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Studio

1. Chris Brookes & Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino
2. Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Akito, Yusuke Okada & Yukio Naya
3. Eruption Vs Junretsu!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani
4. Danshoku Dieno, Local Hiroshima Triumphant Return! Playfulness Series Act 2: Danshoku Dieno Vs Toui Kojima
5. The Fate Of Those Who Are Chosen To Win! Hiroshima Specialty Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Rey Paloma & Antonio Honda
6. DISASTER BOX Vs The 37 KAMIINA!: HARASHIMA, Kazuki Hirata & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO

A doubleheader in Hiroshima is built around Danshoku Dieno as the hometown hero. Also Rey Paloma gets to show up.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TOUR 2021 IN HIROSHIMA (NIGHT)”, 12/06/2021
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Studio

1. Naomi Yoshimura Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & Shunma Katsumata Vs Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Iino
3. DAMNATION Vs The Iyasareru!: Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA & Kenshin Chikano Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
5. Danshoku Dieno, Show It In Your Hometown, Hiroshima! DDT Variety Team Soul!!: Danshoku Dieno & MAO Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match Without Justice: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Hiroshi Yamato

Kenshin Chikano is probably only there because it’s a local booking but he’s a guy I would like to see more often in DDT.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 2ND ROUND”, 20/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
3. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 1F
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Winner Of Match 1H

At the moment Shinya Aoki holds the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. As always plans could change before the scheduled title defence takes place.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN OSAKA”, 26/06/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

The Ultimate Tag League winners are now targeting the KO-D Tag Team Champions. When Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata received their trophies, Katsumata called out the challenge to Smile Pissari for the belts. Takeshita challenged for the belts with MAO back in February but couldn’t come out on top back then. Switching over to Katsumata might be the right idea. It certainly paid off already so far. Yuji Okabayashi’s next available date to wrestle in DDT isn’t until the end of the month so the title match is happening in Osaka on the 26th.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHIROISHI”, 18/07/2021
Miyagi Shiroishi White Cube

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs X, X & X

Tetsuya Endo made the demand to get a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence in his home city of Shiroishi. He was surprised more than anyone else when Hisaya Imabayashi agreed to it with no complaints. The idea of a champion defending in his hometown is never a bad one.


DDT “MAX BUMP 2021 TOUR IN NIIGATA” Results

April 18, 2021

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021 TOUR IN NIIGATA”, 18/04/2021
Niigata Bandaishima Multipurpose Plaza
256 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino defeated Hideki Okatani & Toui Kojima when Iino pinned Kojima with a Lariat (9:59).
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Akito, Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura when Higuchi submitted Nakamura with the Canadian Backbreaker (10:35).
3. Gorgeous Matsuno 60th Birthday Commemorative Match: Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Gorgeous Matsuno, Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata by Disqualification when Hirata attacked MAO with a chair (0:16).
3a. Rematch: Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Gorgeous Matsuno, Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata when MAO pinned Matsuno with a Jackknife Pin (10:02).
4. Tetsuya Endo defeated Yusuke Okada with the Shooting Star Press (13:26).
5. “Celebrity Of Niigata” Super Sasadango Machine Local Triumphant Return!: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Super Sasadango Machine, Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda when Sasaki submitted Sasadango with the Cross Facelock (14:18).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi (c) defeated Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi when Okabayashi pinned Oishi with the Golem Splash (22:40).
*V1 for Smile Pissari.

Smile Pissari recorded their first title defence one week after becoming the new KO-D Tag Team Champions. The match also served as a preview for Jun Akiyama Vs HARASHIMA coming this June. A title change nearly happened when Akiyama gave Yuji Okabayashi the Exploder Suplex. Makoto Oishi went in for the kill by using the Fujiyama Knee Lock but that was broken up by HARASHIMA using the Somato on him. HARASHIMA used the same move on Akiyama while Okabayashi dropped Oishi with a Power Bomb. The finish then came when Okabayashi pinned Oishi with the Golem Splash. After the match Okabayashi told HARASHIMA it is an honour to team with him. He also said HARASHIMA looks good holding a tag team championship but he looks best with a singles title! HARASHIMA thanked the fans for travelling to the show during bad weather in the area.

It’s been around a year and a half since DDT was last in Niigata. For Super Sasadango Machine it felt like five. That doesn’t mean he missed the place. No, he’s grown tired of his hometown and is sick of pretending the local food is delicious. So Sasadango is joining DAMNATION with Daisuke Sasaki’s permission! He gets to wrestle five times a month and get paid 200,000 yen for it. What a deal! The move turned the 6-Man Tag match into a 4 Vs 2 Handicap. Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda were in trouble until Honda called in Toui Kojima for help. Kojima arrived carrying a bag of food from a nearby Italian restaurant and Honda convinced Sasadango to try it. Sasadango took off his mask, ate the food and his eyes went wide open. It’s the most delicious meal he’s ever eaten! Sasadango immediately quit DAMNATION and rejoined the other team to fight for Niigata. Unfortunately, Sasaki countered the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock into the Cross Facelock and Sasadango tapped out.

Tetsuya Endo said his win over Yusuke Okada was too easy. He doesn’t care what Okada wants to do in DDT, he will never surpass him! Okada himself seems to agree today’s result was a major setback for him. Whatever positive evaluation he got from his match with Yuki Ueno last month must have got him carried away. He scored himself -100 for his performance.

Today is Gorgeous Matsuno’s 60th birthday! DDT had a big match put together for him but Kazuki Hirata ruined it by getting himself disqualified 16 seconds in. Hisaya Imabayashi called them all idiots. Why did Hirata attack MAO with a chair when he normally never does that? Why did Yukinori Matsui call for the DQ when he could at least pretend he didn’t see it? Why did they start fighting before Matsuno’s friends and Sanshiro Takagi could get into the ring for the bouquet presentation? He ordered the match to restart so Matsuno could be treated like the star like he’s supposed to be. Matsuno did his entrance again and received the bouquet from his friends and Takagi in the ring. Once the commemorative photo was taken, the rematch began. Hirata attacked MAO with the chair again and this time Matsui ignored it. Matsuno got to be the hero by stopping Hirata’s chair attack. Danshoku Dieno got rid of Shunma Katsumata with the Danshoku Driver and Matsuno got to do the Gorgeous Superstar Elbow onto MAO. He set MAO up for the Nembutsu Power Bomb but MAO countered it into a Jackknife Pin to steal the win. Imabayashi complained at The 37KAMIINA for ruining Matsuno’s birthday but Matsuno suddenly cut him off. Matsuno explained that pro wrestling is a serious game. He fought seriously today and he lost. This is reality that will motivate him to do better tomorrow. Matsuno thanked the fans for coming to see his match and told them his next goal is to wrestle at 70 years old. He then sang everyone a song and everyone celebrated with him.

Keigo Nakamura was rendered unconscious after his match with Eruption. But somehow in a knocked out state he tried to pin Saki Akai with a School Boy in a failed attempt to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Akai kicked out at two and Yukio Sakaguchi kicked Nakamura for daring to do such a thing, whether he realized it or not.


Kiyomiya Visiting DDT, Yuki Arai Joins TJPW, Ueno Not A Weak Champion

April 14, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THAT’S J-PW”, 15/04/2021
WRESTLE UNIVERSE

1. Maki Itoh Vs Pom Harajuku

The second “THAT’S J-PW” episode airs on WRESTLE UNIVERSE tomorrow.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021 TOUR IN ASAKUSA”, 15/04/2021
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater

1. Makoto Oishi Vs Toui Kojima
2. Danshoku Dieno & Sanshiro Takagi Vs Akito & Keigo Nakamura
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Yuya Koroku
4. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
6. Asakusa Specialty! Hana Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Hideki Okatani & Yusuke Okada Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

NOAH wrestler Kaito Kiyomiya tweeted he will be at the show tomorrow. He wants to have a look at the competition for “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”. He won’t find one of his opponents Konosuke Takeshita there though. He’s over in America wrestling for AEW at the moment.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021 TOUR IN NIIGATA”, 18/04/2021
Niigata Bandaishima Multipurpose Plaza

1. Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino Vs Hideki Okatani & Toui Kojima
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito, Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura
3. Tetsuya Endo Vs Yusuke Okada
4. Gorgeous Matsuno 60th Birthday Commemorative Match: Gorgeous Matsuno, Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. “Celebrity Of Niigata” Super Sasadango Machine Local Triumphant Return!: Super Sasadango Machine, Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

Just to remind everyone, the leader of Junretsu is Makoto Oishi, not Jun Akiyama. However Oishi hasn’t achieved the results that a man with his position should be getting. He can spin that around by winning the KO-D Tag Team Titles with Akiyama right before the Ultimate Tag League 2021 begins. What motivates Akiyama to win is so he can appear on the cover of Weekly Pro-Wrestling again with a cool picture this time. The cover of the current issue shows his head stuck in Danshoku Dieno’s tights and he finds it embarrassing. HARASHIMA is excited to defend the tag titles in Niigata for the first time ever. Yuji Okabayashi is excited to fight against the mighty Akiyama & Oishi. Both Akiyama and HARASHIMA will not let the result of this match shake their confidence going into “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”.

BASARA “BASARA 155 ~GLITTER~”, 20/04/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

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

A big test for Takato Nakano fresh off of his match with Isami Kodaka. If it is his time to step up a level then beating FUMA would do that for him.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2021 ~WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR DREAMS~”, 04/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuki Arai Debut Match: Yuki Arai Vs X

This week Tokyo Sports reported that SKE48 idol Yuki Arai was going to attend this weekend’s Tokyo Joshi Pro show in Korakuen Hall. Arai, who in 2018 wrestled a match in DDT and is a former Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion, was expected to announce she was joining TJPW to become an active pro wrestler and her “re-debut” match was taking place on 4th May. TJPW pushed their announcement to today and confirmed the news is true.

Arai’s previous involvement with pro wrestling outside of DDT was with the Tofu Pro Wrestling project where she used the name Bubbly Arai. When she had her match in DDT, Sanshiro Takagi was impressed with her performance and has held discussions with SKE48 management since then over getting her to continue wrestling. Arai wants to work as both an idol and a pro wrestler so for the moment her deal is to wrestle one match a month while Miyu Yamashita helps trains her. She is currently preparing her theme music and wrestling outfit. One of her goals is to avenge losing the Iron Man Title to Maki Itoh. Also attending the show is another SKE48 idol, Jurina Matsui. She will be there to support Arai.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021”, 04/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) Vs X, X, X & X
3. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Chris Brookes (E/c) Vs Saki Akai (I/c)
4. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Soma Takao

Yuki Ueno is taking it personally when Soma Takao calls him a weak champion. He’s beaten some amazing wrestlers in his title reign and he feels bad for them when Takao pinned him at Korakuen last weekend. It’s a frustrating feeling but it made him think. It would be frustrating for Takao is if he loses to the “weak champion” in a main event championship match at Korakuen Hall. So Ueno convinced Hisaya Imabayashi to make the DDT UNIVERSAL Title match the main event of “MAX BUMP 2021”. Takao complained and said he should be fighting the weak champion in the dark match. He agreed to it anyway because he thinks Ueno will only nominate weak replacements if he turned it down. He got under Ueno’s skin further by pouring a drink over his head during the press conference.

The double title match will not have any extra stipulations added to it. Chris Brookes decided it will be a normal singles match after he thought about Saki Akai’s challenge to him last week. He found out Akai last had a singles title match five years ago and she only got the shot by winning a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament. He has a lot of respect for her and wants to show it by facing her in a regular rules match. Akai understands she might lose this match 99 times out of 100 but she will take that chance to become a double champion.

Kikutaro will be on the show. He had trouble travelling to America last month using an ESTA instead of his work visa because it expired. The immigration officer checking him believed he was trying to enter the country illegally to work. Kikutaro claims he was only visiting to sort out a matter with his home in Las Vegas. The result was Kikutaro getting detained for two days and then deported back to Japan. He thinks he was discriminated against and is trying to clear his name through the Japanese Embassy. For now he has to stay in Japan.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KORAKUEN HALL!!”, 09/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yusuke Okada
2. Naomi Yoshimura Return Match: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuki Ueno & MAO
3. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
4. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino

Naomi Yoshimura gets his wish. Yuki Ueno will be one of his opponents in his return match. DISASTER BOX will be further represented with HARASHIMA involved. There’s no hard feelings over Ueno leaving the unit for The 37KAMIINA. At least I don’t think there is. MAO will do something to annoy them probably.


Akiyama Sets Sight On HARASHIMA, Extreme Vs Iron Man, Yoshimura Returns

April 12, 2021

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021 TOUR IN ASAKUSA”, 15/04/2021
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater

1. Makoto Oishi Vs Toui Kojima
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Yuya Koroku
3. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
5. Danshoku Dieno & Sanshiro Takagi Vs Akito & Keigo Nakamura
6. Asakusa Specialty! Hana Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Hideki Okatani & Yusuke Okada Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Comedy duo Joyman will be in attendance for the show.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021 TOUR IN NIIGATA”, 18/04/2021
Niigata Bandaishima Multipurpose Plaza

1. Toru Owashi & Yuki Iino Vs Hideki Okatani & Toui Kojima
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito, Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura
3. Tetsuya Endo Vs Yusuke Okada
4. Gorgeous Matsuno 60th Birthday Commemorative Match: Gorgeous Matsuno, Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. “Celebrity Of Niigata” Super Sasadango Machine Local Triumphant Return!: Super Sasadango Machine, Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi

After yesterday’s event we now have Smile Pissari as the KO-D Tag Team Champions and they already have a title defence lined up. Yuji Okabayashi’s schedule is a busy one and his next free date to appear on DDT is next Sunday. The title match is happening because Jun Akiyama wanted a shot in return for giving HARASHIMA the next KO-D Openweight Title shot. Makoto Oishi has been moved out of the opener to be in the main event.

BASARA “BASARA 155 ~GLITTER~”, 20/04/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT
2. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Masato Kamino

Takumi Tsukamoto has been slipping a bit with Masato Kamino pinning him on the last show. Kamino’s use of the Lariat is giving him win after win, enough to grant him a Union MAX Title shot.

The Sparky pair of Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT have been pretty successful and gotten even better with their new tag team finishing move. The Big Mac where Nakatsu (plus another if it is a trios match) jumps onto SAGAT’s back and they all splash down onto the victim. That will give Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura plenty to chew on when the IRON FIST Tag Titles are on the line.

BAKUHA KOSHIEN “BAKUHA KOSHIEN 2021 SPRING”, 02/05/2021
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Bakuha Koshien Spring Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
2. Bakuha Koshien Spring Tag Tournament – Round 1: X & X Vs X & X
3. Bakuha Koshien Spring Tag Tournament – Final – Current Blast Death Match: X & X Vs X & X

The last slot in the Spring Tag Tournament has been spilled. Atsushi Onita demanded Kuro-chan & Super Sasadango Machine to enter the tournament so he can settle his grudge from last December with them. Sasadango is entering the tournament but he found a better “Kuro-chan” to team with. One that Onita has a lot of history with. His partner is Tetsuhiro Kuroda!

DDT “MAX BUMP 2021”, 04/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Yukio Naya, Chikara & Nabe Yakan (c) Vs X, X, X & X
2. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Chris Brookes (E/c) Vs Saki Akai (I/c)
3. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Soma Takao

A double title match is added. At least it is supposed to be one. If Saki Akai ends up losing the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title before the show then it will just be the DDT Extreme Title on the line so she is in the match no matter what. Chris Brookes promises to come up with a strange match type for them to fight in.

Team Thoroughbred achieved their goal of winning the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles. Now they have to defend them.

DDT “ULTIMATE TAG LEAGUE 2021 IN KORAKUEN HALL!!”, 09/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Naomi Yoshimura Return Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs X
2. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda
3. Ultimate Tag League 2021: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino

It will be half a year since Naomi Yoshimura’s last match when he returns to action. Yoshimura took time off to recover from cervical injuries after wrestling with back pain for around a year. He asked for Yuki Ueno to be his opponent and it is under consideration.

DDT/NOAH/TOKYO JOSHI PRO/GANBARE☆PRO “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena

1. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Yuki Iino, Keigo Nakamura & Toui Kojima Vs Junta Miyawaki, Kinya Okada & Yasutaka Yano
2. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Rika Tatsumi (c) Vs X
4. GHC Heavyweight Title: Keiji Muto (c) Vs X
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs HARASHIMA

Akiyama took down one icon of DDT when he beat Danshoku Dieno. Now he is aiming to take down another. HARASHIMA has been the backbone of DDT more than any other wrestler who stepped foot in the company.