Nakamura Loses Weight, IRON FIST Finals, All Star Trios Match, Ultimate Party Sponsors

October 15, 2019

DDT “RYOGOKU COLONEL SANDERS 2019”, 19/10/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Keigo Nakamura Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Isami Kodaka Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Cody Hall Vs Yukio Naya
5. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Antono & Yamashita 3 Match Trial: Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita Vs Danshoku Dieno & Mizuki Watase, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno and Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 8-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Asuka
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi

At last Sunday’s show in Osaka, Toru Owashi threw in a shirt like it was a towel to call off the main event when HARASHIMA would not submit to the Walls Of Takeshita. Afterwards Owashi stood up to Konosuke Takeshita and said he will now be teaming with HARASHIMA at this Saturday’s show. Yuki Ueno was originally in that spot but now he is teaming with Kazuki Hirata in the Gauntlet Tag match.

It looks like Keigo Nakamura wasn’t being honest about his weight gain. Last week he announced that he reached his goal of reaching 75kg. Naomi Yoshimura made Nakamura weigh himself again today and they found out he is now actually at 68kg! Somehow he is losing weight instead of gaining it. At least his match with Yoshimura is still going ahead.

BASARA “BASARA 109 ~BANQUET~”, 23/10/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi Final: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Fuminori Abe & Takato Nakano
3. IRON FIST TAG Titles – IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The final four teams will be fighting to become the first ever IRON FIST TAG Champions!

DDT “PRE ULTIMATE PARTY 2019 ~ READY TO GO! ~RYOGOKU BIG EVE FESTIVAL!!~”, 27/10/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keigo Nakamura
1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Cody Hall & Antonio Honda
2. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 10-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Asuka, Saki Akai
3. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Hiroshi Yamato
5. Next KO-D Tag Team Titles Challenger Battle: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Hardcore 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito Vs FUMA Vs Daiki Shimomura
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 6-Man Tag Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Ken Ohka & Shoko Nakajima Vs HARASHIMA, Isami Kodaka & Yuka Sakazaki

The main event has a 30 minute time limit but is also now best 2 out of 3 falls. The people involved has made this such an all star affair that DDT didn’t want the match to only last for one fall. HARASHIMA is not 100% physically fit after what happened on Sunday but he promises he is 100% mentally ready for this match and also Sumo Hall. Takeshita wants this to be a great match at a global level because it is significant for all of the DDT brands involved.

Daisuke Sasaki welcomes the idea of defending the KO-D Tag Team Titles at Sumo Hall in a Hardcore Match. That means he and the rest of DAMNATION can cheat to their heart’s content. The preview 4 Way at Korakuen Hall is also now a Hardcore match so we may get more examples of what they can do.

Masahiro Takanashi is impressed by how quickly Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura have bonded as a team. When he saw them challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles with HARASHIMA last week, he didn’t see DISASTER BOX but rather HARASHIMA with Nautilus by his side. They will become KO-D Tag Team Champions some day which is why Takanashi & Chris Brookes need to beat them now. Also Takanashi wants to win the Tag Titles so the world will recognise him as Brookes’ DDT partner instead of Maki Itoh.

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG SET!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: X Vs X
0. Under Match – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Yukio Naya Vs Cody Hall Vs Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs SAGAT Vs Pokotan Vs Yoshihiko Vs X
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes
2. Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
3. Souken Holdings Presents Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
4. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
6. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs X & X
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
9. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
11. BLACK OUT Presents KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

The main event is sponsored by DDT’s official energy drink BLACK OUT. The winner receives a 2,000,000 yen prize as well as a year’s supply of BLACK OUT. The Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita match is sponsored by Souken Holdings. The winning team gets a coupon worth 1,000,000 yen for home renovation. This might be a useless prize for Omega because he doesn’t live in Japan anymore.

Michiaki Nakano from Souken Holdings will be at ringside for the pre-show Battle Royal. He likes to attend these matches so he can try and win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. However the belt is currently being held by Kikutaro and he’s living in America now. Hisaya Imabayashi has pledged to bring the Iron Man Title back to Japan in time for the show.


DDT “FROM THE DRAMATIC NEW WORLD! 2019” Results

October 13, 2019

DDT “FROM THE DRAMATIC NEW WORLD! 2019”, 13/10/2019
Osaka World Hall
208 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yuni Trial 3 Way Match: Asuka defeated Makoto Oishi and Yuni when Asuka pinned Oishi with the Swinging Choke Slam (6:30).
2. Cody Hall & Antonio Honda defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani & Yukio Naya when Hall pinned Naya with the Thunder Buster (9:14).
3. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Toru Owashi & Mizuki Watase when Endo submitted Watase with the Modified Yurikamome Hold (13:08).
4. Yuki Iino Marunage Match: Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto defeated Hiroshi Yamato & Yuki Iino when Hirata pinned Iino with a Cradle (12:20).
5. Daisuke Sasaki defeated Akito with the Vietnam Driver II (13:35).
6. Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Masahiro Takanashi & MAO when Ueno pinned MAO with a Samson Clutch (13:34).
7. I Really Like It! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated HARASHIMA & Billy Ken Kid by TKO when Takeshita used the Walls Of Takeshita on HARASHIMA (23:03).

Late in the main event Konosuke Takeshita delivered a lot of damage to HARASHIMA’s back with a Backbreaker. From there Takeshita applied the Walls Of Takeshita to his opponent. HARASHIMA struggled to reach towards the ropes but Takeshita dragged him back to the centre of the ring. HARASHIMA would not give up despite his helpless position. Toru Owashi took Yuki Ueno’s shirt and threw it into the ring like a towel so the match would be called off. Takeshita wanted HARASHIMA to submit so he asked who threw the shirt in. He also asked if HARASHIMA would accept his defeat today. If he isn’t giving up then they will fight again next week in Ryogoku KFC Hall. Owashi told Takeshita that he was the one who threw the shirt into the ring and now he will be the one teaming with HARASHIMA in KFC Hall.

The Nautilus team of Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura are building up momentum for their KO-D Tag Team Titles No. 1 Contenders match on 27th October. They feel that their team has gotten better since their failed attempt at winning the titles back in June.

A lot of cheating and interference got Daisuke Sasaki the win over Akito. There were Low Blows, chair usage, referee distractions and attacks from both Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani. After the match Sasaki said what just happened is why he does not care that the 4-Way Tag Match for the KO-D Tag Titles in Sumo Hall is also a Hardcore Match. It means DAMNATION can use chairs and have their other members interfere with no penalty!

The Hiroshi Yamato & Yuki Iino Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto match was as lewd as you could imagine. The wrestlers had to kiss each other to make a tag. Everyone was also eventually reduced to wrestling in their underwear. Yukinori Matsui got fed up when the shenanigans continues after the match. He hit Hirata with a Lariat and chased everyone else out of the ring.


D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 Blocks Decided

October 11, 2019

D-Ou Grand Prix 2020

Block A

Konosuke Takeshita
Tetsuya Endo
Keisuke Ishii
Yuki Ueno
Yuki Iino
Chris Brookes
Chihiro Hashimoto

Block B

HARASHIMA
Daisuke Sasaki
Soma Takao
Yukio Sakaguchi
Naomi Yoshimura
Bull James
Masato Tanaka

The winner of each group will qualify for the final. Every group match will have a 30 minute time limit. A win is worth 2 points, a draw is worth 1 point and a defeat is worth 0 points. Match results will be used as a tiebreaker for wrestlers with the same points total. The final will have no time limit.

The match schedule has not been completed yet. DDT will announce the show lineups as soon as they are all determined.


6-Man Titles Rematch, Road To Ultimate Party, 10-Man Title Teams Picked

October 9, 2019

DDT “LEGEND THE DDT PRO WRESTLING”, 12/10/2019
Aichi Nagoya Legend Hall

1. MAO Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Cody Hall & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
3. Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Toru Owashi, Masahiro Takanashi & Mizuki Watase
4. Nobuhiro Shimatani Marunage Match ~ Drop Kick Bar One Day Store Manager 3 Way Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito Vs Asuka
5. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs FUMA
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

The recent KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match between ALL OUT and DISASTER BOX was such a good warm up for Sumo Hall that the two teams agreed to have a rematch with the belts on the line again. Konosuke Takeshita and HARASHIMA get to prepare for their Sumo Hall main event while a rivalry between Yuki Iino and Naomi Yoshimura begins to grow. Maybe something will spark off between Shunma Katsumata and Yuki Ueno too.

DDT “DDT IN BIWAKO PART 3 ~BOAT RACING IS MARTIAL ARTS ON WATER!~”, 14/10/2019
Shiga Boat Race Biwako

1. Yukio Naya & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Cody Hall & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs MAO, Asuka & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
4. Boat Race Biwako Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani

DDT will be hosting matches at the venue in between some boat races.

DDT “RYOGOKU COLONEL SANDERS 2019”, 19/10/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Keigo Nakamura Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Cody Hall Vs Yukio Naya
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Jiro Kuroshio
5. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Antono & Yamashita 3 Match Trial: Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita Vs Danshoku Dieno & Mizuki Watase, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata and Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 8-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Asuka
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino Vs HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno

Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita are being put through a gauntlet to prepare for their match with Kenny Omega & Riho. They must face all three teams in the gauntlet no matter the result of each match.

Keigo Nakamura has already achieved his goal of shifting his weight up to 75kg. His debut match is going ahead.

DDT “PRE ULTIMATE PARTY 2019 ~ READY TO GO! ~RYOGOKU BIG EVE FESTIVAL!!~”, 27/10/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keigo Nakamura
1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Cody Hall & Antonio Honda
2. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 10-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Asuka, Saki Akai
3. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jiro Kuroshio
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Hiroshi Yamato
5. Next KO-D Tag Team Titles Challenger Battle: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 4 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito Vs FUMA Vs Daiki Shimomura
7. Road To Ultimate Party 2019! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Ken Ohka & Shoko Nakajima Vs HARASHIMA, Isami Kodaka & Yuka Sakazaki

Cram everything in there!

At the end of Chris Brookes’s first tour with DDT he formed a tag team with Masahiro Takanashi called Calamari Drunken Kings. With Brookes coming in for a new tour the team are immediately setting their sights on the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Another new team have also wanted a title shot. That team is the Nautilus duo of Ueno & Yoshimura. The solution is a No. 1 Contenders match! The winners get whatever remains of the 4 Way Tag Title match from Sumo Hall.

There is unfinished business between Jiro Kuroshio and Tetsuya Endo. Part of the reason Kuroshio lost the DDT Extreme Title to HARASHIMA was because he focused too much on Endo in the 3 Way Match. Kuroshio then pinned Endo at last weekend’s show in Sapporo. Endo said that result doesn’t matter because it was in a tag match. They will get a singles match to settle the matter.

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG SET!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: X Vs X
0. Under Match – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Yukio Naya Vs Cody Hall Vs Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs SAGAT Vs Pokotan Vs Yoshihiko Vs X
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes
2. Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
3. Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
4. UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Takato Nakano (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
6. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs X & X
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
9. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno, Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
11. KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

Danshoku Dieno and Super Sasadango Machine have drafted their teams for the vacant KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles match. Dieno has picked Asuka, Yuki Iino, Mizuki & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. Sasadango chose Yuna Manase, Jiro Kuroshio, Hiroshi Yamato & Makoto Oishi.


DDT “SAPPORO NEW LEGEND 2019 ~AOI~” Results

October 8, 2019

DDT “SAPPORO NEW LEGEND 2019 ~AOI~”, 06/10/2019
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym
314 Fans

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya defeated Mad Paulie Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee (9:14).
2. Mars Specialty! Soup Curry, Jingisukan, Miso Ramen 3 Way Match: Cody Hall defeated Masahiro Takanashi and Makoto Oishi when Hall pinned Oishi with the Thunder Buster (6:44).
3. Danshoku Dieno, Akito & Tomoya defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase when Akito pinned Hirata with an Inside Cradle (0:27).
3a. Rematch: Danshoku Dieno, Akito & Tomoya defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase when Akito pinned Hirata with the Hanamase (9:18).
4. Hokkaido Two Big Singles Match ~Ikemen Vs Gongitsune!~: Jiro Kuroshio defeated Antonio Honda with the Swanton Bomb (11:06).
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated Koji Yoshida & MAO when Sasaki submitted MAO with La Mistica Cross Facelock (12:57).
6. Hokkaido Two Big Singles Match ~DAMNATION Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling!~: Tetsuya Endo defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Shooting Star Press (15:49).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) defeated HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Iino pinned Yoshimura with the Spear (21:10).
*V2 for ALL OUT.

Yesterday Naomi Yoshimura pinned Yuki Iino in a tag match. Today Iino got his win back and made sure the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles stay with ALL OUT. After the match Iino asked Yoshimura to shake his hand and joked “No side, no side.” Yoshimura hit him with a Lariat in response. Iino wanted to hit back but figured out his mistake. The “No Side” term doesn’t exist in pro wrestling like it does in rugby. He threw the idea of a rematch with Yoshimura. Speaking of rematches, Konosuke Takeshita told HARASHIMA to get ready because the days are counting down to Sumo Hall. They could even do more ALL OUT Vs DISASTER BOX rematches to prepare.

Kouki Iwasaki explained to the fans that he used to live with Tetsuya Endo so he knows all of his strengths and weaknesses. That knowledge wasn’t enough and Endo was left standing as the winner.

Antonio Honda did something unthinkable to Jiro Kuroshio. He pulled off his jacket! Honda put the jacket on himself but somehow it got his arms all tangled up when he wound up for the Bionic Elbow. Kuroshio knocked him down with a Super Kick and pinned him with the Swanton Bomb before getting his jacket back.


DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP 2019” Results

September 29, 2019

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP 2019”, 29/09/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
931 Fans

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Takato Nakano with a Midified Camel Clutch (7:06).
1. Danshoku Dieno, Hoshitango & Gota Ihashi Vs Toru Owashi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hirata ended in a No Contest when Saki interfered (6:48).
2. Masahiro Takanashi & MAO defeated Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase when Takanashi pinned Watase with a Leg Lock Cradle (5:35).
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Cody Hall & Antonio Honda defeated Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya, Hiroshi Yamato & Mad Paulie and Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura when Hall pinned Ueno with the Thunder Buster (7:40).
4. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Sanshiro Takagi (c) with a School Boy (8:33).
*Sanshiro Takagi fails in V2. Gorgeous Matsuno becomes the 2nd O-40 Champion!
5. Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Asuka with a Rotating Prawn Hold (11:25).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated Akito & Yuki Iino when Sasaki submitted Iino with the Cross Facelock (14:35).
*V7 for DAMNATION.
7. DDT Extreme Title – Survival 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA defeated Jiro Kuroshio (c) and Tetsuya Endo (20:01).
7a. HARASHIMA eliminated Jiro Kuroshio with the Somato (15:10).
7b. HARASHIMA eliminated Tetsuya Endo with the Somato (20:01).
*Jiro Kuroshio fails in V2. HARASHIMA becomes the 47th DDT Extreme Champion!

The stage is now set for DDT’s Ultimate Party in Sumo Hall this November. HARASHIMA was the last man standing in the Survival 3 Way match, eliminating both Jiro Kuroshio and Tetsuya Endo to win the DDT Extreme Title! Kuroshio was the first man eliminated when the numbers game overwhelmed him. He blocked Endo’s Shooting Star Press and dropped him with the Implant. But when he pinned Endo it left him vulnerable for HARASHIMA to hit him with the Somato. Everyone was surprised to see the champion eliminated first! Endo went into full on attack mode against HARASHIMA but after weeks of insults, HARASHIMA finally proved he can still beat Endo when he pinned him with the Somato.

HARASHIMA thanked the fans for their support because they are the reason he won today. He told Kuroshio it is okay if he is going to America or if he is staying in Japan. He’ll always be waiting to see him again. Konosuke Takeshita was then brought down from the broadcast table to confirm the main event for “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” is between him and HARASHIMA for both the KO-D Openweight Title and the DDT Extreme Title. Takeshita said he is surprised to face HARASHIMA again. He beat him for the KO-D Title in Saitama Super Arena two years ago which was when the previous era of DDT moved towards the current era. HARASHIMA told Takeshita that he has never forgotten that match. He knows Takeshita is both young and in perfect physical condition but he can still stand against him! He ended by saying all of the DDT brands will gather together at Sumo Hall to deliver a great show.

The power of rugby was on ALL OUT’s side especially since this show was happening the day after Japan defeated Ireland in the Rugby World Cup (Editor’s note: boo!). Yuki Iino entered the ring in almost full rugby gear taken from the No Side Game TV drama he worked on. But Daisuke Sasaki was in the same mindset and when the bell rang he rugby tackled Iino! Sasaki attacked him with chairs until Iino stopped him with his own rugby tackle Spear. However Iino’s rugby tactics backfired when he missed another Spear and tackled Daisuke Kiso by accident. Soma Takao blinded Iino with red Mist and sent him Spearing Akito out of the match. Takao dropped Iino with the Gin And Tonic then Sasaki applied the Cross Facelock. Iino tried to fight out by summoning power from his rugby ball but he eventually tapped out.

Sasaki yelled that just because Japan defeated Ireland in rugby doesn’t mean that Iino could beat DAMNATION in pro wrestling! He called out for any new team to challenge them. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo from BASARA came out. Sasaki asked if they were at the show. FUMA said that the BASARA roster has a plan to win all of DDT’s championships before BASARA splits off and becomes independent. FUMA challenged DAMNATION and also demanded it to be a Hardcore Match! Before Sasaki could answer, two men walked out wearing bags over their heads. They pulled the bags off to reveal it was Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura! They like the idea of a Hardcore Match and asked to make it a 3 Way Tag. Shunma Katsumata then got in the ring and said he should be in the match because he is DDT’s hardcore wrestler! Akito agreed to be his tag partner because he wants to wrestle the BASARA guys. Sasaki accepted all of the challenges so the KO-D Tag Team Titles are being defended in a Hardcore 4 Way Tag Match at Sumo Hall!

Takeshita went into his match against Asuka with his lower back heavily taped up. Two days before the show he suffered a back injury from weightlifting. It effected his performance with limited movement after leap frogs and back pain preventing him from doing the German Suplex. Asuka took advantage but couldn’t beat Takeshita with the Swinging Choke Slam. Takeshita blocked the Moonsault with his knees and countered a cradle with one of his own for a flash three count on Asuka. The result left Asuka annoyed because she went into the match without any injuries and couldn’t beat a less than 100% Takeshita.

You’re never too old to succeed. Just ask Gorgeous Matsuno. At first things were going badly for him against Sanshiro Takagi. He missed the Gorgeous Superstar Elbow and had his left arm targeted from there. Matsuno would have chances to turn the tables but kept missing his signature Elbow Drop. Desperate, Matsuno took out powder and threw it. Unfortunately he didn’t realise that Daisuke Kiso was standing in front of him, not Takagi. With the ref blind, Takagi brought in chairs and plastic boxes to use as weapons. He lifted Matsuno up for the Himawari Bomb but something unexpected happened. Matsuno countered it into a Frankensteiner that sent Takagi crashing into the cases. Matsuno then rolled up Takagi into the School Boy and won the match! The new O-40 Champion told everyone he never gave up on his dream even at 58 years old. But today is not the end of his story. Matsuno’s dream will continue and he wants to share his dreams, courage and energy with everybody!

Cody Hall and Yukio Naya continue to be at each other’s throats, targeting each other in the 4 Way Tag. There was no such problems between Hiroshi Yamato & Mad Paulie. Paulie watched on while Yamato sang his way down to the ring. Antonio Honda tricked Naomi Yoshimura into hitting Yuki Ueno with a Lariat. Hall then picked up the pieces and beat Ueno with the Thunder Buster. Naya tried to get back in the ring to continue fighting Hall but Makoto Oishi held him back on the apron.

Masahiro Takanashi pinned Mizuki Watase to win his tag match with MAO but his thoughts are entirely on Sumo Hall. He challenges Ryuichi Sekine for the Union MAX Title at “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019!” and he isn’t happy that Sekine referred to him under his old ring name Masa Takanashi. Takanashi thinks that means Sekine has only seen him in DDT and is not aware of his work on the independent scene. He will teach Sekine who Masahiro Takanashi really is!

The mysterious letter that was sent to the DDT office during the week left some of the roster spooked. The wrestlers in the opening match gathered together in the locker room before the show to receive amulets that would protect them from any supernatural threats. Everyone except for Kazuki Hirata. He didn’t believe there was anything to worry about. But when the first match took place and Hirata wore his Hirata GO! glasses, his music was replaced with cries of “Help me…” The demon Saki emerged and entered the ring. She bit Hirata on the shoulder causing the match to get called off. Saki then chased everyone out of the ring and a message appeared on the screen saying “Let’s play a game…”

There was no waiting until Sumo Hall to get an inter-brand match. Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Takato Nakano in a DDT Vs BASARA pre-show match. Nakano was angry he lost after recently becoming one third of the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Champions. Shimatani on the other hand is now so confident, he wants to fight Isami Kodaka!

Trainee Keigo Nakamura was given exciting news to start the show. He will have his official debut match on 19th October! Naomi Yoshimura will be his opponent but Yoshimura wasn’t impressed by Nakamura’s size. He thinks Nakamura can’t fight him with such a skinny body. Yoshimura placed down a weighing scale and got Nakamura to weigh himself. He weighs 72kg. Actually it was 71.1kg and that was with Nakamura wearing clothes. Yoshimura told Nakamura to reach 75kg before their match.

Kazusada Higuchi gave an update on his PCL injury. He is out of action for the rest of the year and will do his best to rehabilitate and return next year.

The final part of the show was a video message from Kenny Omega promoting his match with Riho against Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita at Sumo Hall. Omega said he is nervous about the match but also looking forward to it.

The D-Ou Grand Prix 2020 competitors are Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Some Takao, Yukio Sakaguchi, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Yuki Iino, Keisuke Ishii, Bull James, Chris Brookes, Masato Tanaka and Chihiro Hashimoto!

The KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles (remember them?) have been vacated because the champions have not defended the belts since November 2017. New champions will be crowned at Sumo Hall in a match between teams captained by Danshoku Dieno and Super Sasadango Machine.

DDT “ULTIMATE PARTY 2019! DDT GROUP BIG SET!”, 03/11/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: X Vs X
0. Under Match – Time Difference Battle Royal: X Vs X
0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura Vs Daichi Kazato, Masato Kamino & Shuhei Washida
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Maki Itoh & Chris Brookes
2. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: Danshoku Dieno Army Vs Super Sasadango Machine Army
3. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs X & X
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 4 Way Hardcore Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Fuminori Abe
6. Union MAX Title: Ryuichi Sekine (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Shoko Nakajima (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki
8. Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Isami Kodaka
9. Dramatic Dream Match: Kenny Omega & Riho Vs Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamashita
10. KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) Vs HARASHIMA (E/c)

DDT: Tetsuya Endo, Yuki Iino, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya, Gorgeous Matsuno, Pokotan, Yoshihiko

Tokyo Joshi Pro: Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Pom Harajuku, YUMI, Himawari Unagi, Mahiro Kiryu, Mirai Maiumi, Suzumi, Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa, Raku, Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa, Mizuki

BASARA: Takumi Tsukamoto, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT, Takato Nakano

Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Shota, HARUKAZE

Other: Jiro Kuroshio, Asuka, Hiroshi Yamato, Yasu Urano, Miss Mongol


Injury Updates, Survival 3 Way, Iino Back In The Fold

September 24, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’19 ~BEST REGARDS~”, 28/09/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

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

Natsumi Maki will be getting surgery on her right MCL and is expected to miss at least the rest of the year. The only prediction of a return for her is sometime in 2020.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP 2019”, 29/09/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Takato Nakano
1. Danshoku Dieno, Hoshitango & Gota Ihashi Vs Toru Owashi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hirata
2. Masahiro Takanashi & MAO Vs Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Cody Hall & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Mad Paulie Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
4. Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Asuka
5. O-40 Title: Sanshiro Takagi (c) Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
7. DDT Extreme Title – Survival 3 Way Match: Jiro Kuroshio (c) Vs HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo

The main event is now an elimination 3 Way Match. Jiro Kuroshio decided this because he wants to beat both HARASHIMA and Tetsuya Endo in the one match. Also he wants to cherish his time wrestling in Japan before he relocates to America next year. That’s why he did not choose a stipulation that allows weapon usage. HARASHIMA has experience wrestling in such a match, winning one in a Sumo Hall main event back in 2014. Endo thinks HARASHIMA is deteriorating as proved by his recent wins over him including a direct pinfall. Endo also says he will move to America next year so he can go back home to New York. When he was corrected about his hometown really being Shiraishi City in Miyagi, he dismisses it with “That’s not America” as his response.

The power of rugby has given Yuki Iino a massive boost in confidence while Daisuke Sasaki is trying to figure out if he likes or hates the sport. Iino pinned Sasaki at yesterday’s show in Fukushima in a match featuring rugby tackles from both of them. Sasaki refuses to accept the result but also can’t handle being unable to tackle Iino effectively.

Yuki Ueno injured his left foot during the Campsite Pro Wrestling match last week. He already missed the past weekend’s shows but has been given the all clear to return at Korakuen Hall.

A note was found in the DDT office written by Saki Akai’s demon relative Saki. She may show up again soon but the complete card for Korakuen has already been decided without her.

DDT “SAPPORO NEW LEGEND 2019 ~KUMON~”, 05/10/2019
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Akito & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Cody Hall, Antonio Honda & Tomoya Vs Makoto Oishi, MAO & Yukio Naya
3. HARASHIMA & Koji Yoshida Vs Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Mars Specialty! Sea Urchin, Salmon Roe, Scallop 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Toru Owashi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
5. ALL OUT Vs Nautilus!: Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Soma Takao Marunage Match – Hardcore Match: Soma Takao Vs Kazuki Hirata
7. Sapporo Specialty! Special Tag Match From The North Country: Konosuke Takeshita & Jiro Kuroshio Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

Possible Sumo Hall opponents will be teaming together.

DDT “SAPPORO NEW LEGEND 2019 ~AOI~”, 06/10/2019
Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya Vs Mad Paulie Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Danshoku Dieno, Akito & Tomoya Vs Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Mizuki Watase
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Koji Yoshida & MAO
4. Mars Specialty! Soup Curry, Jingisukan, Miso Ramen 3 Way Match: Cody Hall Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Makoto Oishi
5. Hokkaido Two Big Singles Match ~Ikemen Vs Gongitsune!~: Jiro Kuroshio Vs Antonio Honda
6. Hokkaido Two Big Singles Match ~DAMNATION Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling!~: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kouki Iwasaki
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles haven’t been defended since July. Now that Shunma Katsumata is healthy and Iino is done with his TV work, the belts can be defended by ALL OUT again.

DDT “LEGEND THE DDT PRO WRESTLING”, 12/10/2019
Aichi Nagoya Legend Hall

1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Marunage Match ~ Drop Kick Bar One Day Store Manager 3 Way Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito Vs Asuka

Nobuhiro Shimatani wants to challenge Akito over the management rights to the Drop Kick Bar. If Shimatani wins he gets to run the bar for a day and he promises to make it DAMNATION themed. Akito is already the Drop Kick manager so nothing changes if he wins. Asuka is in the match because Shimatani would rather work for her than Akito.

DDT “FROM THE DRAMATIC NEW WORLD! 2019”, 13/10/2019
Osaka World Hall

1. Yuki Iino Marunage Match: Hiroshi Yamato & Yuki Iino Vs Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto

Iino and Hiroshi Yamato went to nearby colleges so maybe they can work as a team. Iino also likes reading the kind of kinky stories that Yamato writes in his spare time. Now that filming for No Side Game has ended, Iino no longer has to hide his kinky side in public. He promises Osaka will get a kinky match! And who is kinkier than Kazuki Hirata & Maku Donaruto!