Trans-Am ★ Family Lead Itadaki, Sasaki Vs Honda No DQ, “AUDIENCE 2017” Card

May 16, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 37 ~PARTY~ SUMPTUOUS FEAST”, 17/05/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ryuji Ito, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe Vs Masamune, Yusuke Kubo & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: FUMA (2) Vs Ryota Nakatsu (2)
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka (2) Vs Gouma Ryu (0)
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (4) Vs SAGAT (0)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Takumi Tsukamoto (0) Vs Takato Nakano (0)
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (4) Vs Best Stretchman V3 (2)

The two Trans-Am ★ Family wrestlers are currently undefeated in both Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ blocks.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 21/05/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Koji Yoshida
2. Toru Owashi, KUDO & Tomoya Vs Soma Takao, Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Hokkaido Specialty! Abashiri Outdoor Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs
4. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Smile Squash Vs DNA!: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Kouki Iwasaki & MAO
6. DDT Extreme Title Match – No DQ Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Antonio Honda
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles Decision Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie

Antonio Honda suggested to Daisuke Sasaki that they should have no disqualifications in their DDT Extreme Title match. Sasaki has been beating Honda with Low Blows and other dirty tactics while Honda recently pinned Sasaki by going the same route. So why try to hide the cheating?

DDT “AUDIENCE 2017”, 28/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
1. Saki Akai & Heidi Katrina Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Toru Owashi, Hirata Collection A.T. & Hiranito Collection A.T. Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Smile Squash Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Akito & X
5. Super Sasadango Machine Return: Sanshiro Takagi & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Minoru Suzuki & Rocky Kawamura
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Royce Isaacs
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Yasu Urano
*Yasu Urano will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

ALL OUT will debut a new member on the show. No hints have been given so far in regards to who it could be.

Shuji Ishikawa appears in DDT for the first time since winning the Champion Carnival.

Daiki Shimomura’s Italian cousin Hiranito Collection A.T. makes his debut, helping out Hirata Collection A.T. against Shuten-dōji.

Now that Sasaki’s dodgy translations are behind them, Saki Akai & Heidi Katrina have put aside their differences to form a tag team. They think they can be the best and most beautiful tag team in the world.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “NISHI E HIGASHI E 2017”, 31/05/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Debut Match: Ganbare☆Joshi Wrestler I Vs Kaori Yoneyama
2. Karate Chop And Corkscrew Blow, Fusion Of Miracles!: Yukihiro Abe & Yumehito Imanari Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Chikara
3. Ganpuro Counting Again: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs GENTARO
4. There Is No Choice But To Do! There Is No Choice But To Die! Decisive Battle!: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Ganbare The Great
5. When It Is A Match! Show Me Ganbare Soul!: Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi Vs Kenso Ohka & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

Last month it was Kickboxing Vs Karate Chops. This month Kickboxing and Karate Chops will join forces!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN SHINJUKU!”, 04/06/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. The Debut From The First Year And A Half Showdown!: Nodoka-oneesan Vs Marika Kobashi
2. Now, Fighting Idol Vs Underground Idol Announcer! Special Single Match: Itoh Maki Vs Azusa Takigawa
3. Miss Tokyo Sports 2017 Struggle: Yuna Manase Vs Nonoko
4. Shinjuku Special Single Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki
5. Tokyo Joshi Pro The Smallest And Biggest Decisive Battle!: Syoko Nakajima Vs Reika Saiki
6. Grudge Settlement! Losing Unit Dissolution Match: Saki-nami & Martha (w/ Dr. Hayashi) Vs Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki

Rika Tatsumi’s plan of bringing in a doctor to reveal Martha’s real identity backfired when the Dr. Hayashi switched sides to join SIN Biishiki-gun. Now there will be one more match between SIN Biishiki-gun and the Dragon Bombers. This time the losing team must disband!

Azusa Takigawa will go back to her underground idol days by reuniting her group Aime for one night only.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.34 ~STARTING OVER~”, 04/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi Graduation Memorial Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs X
2. MAIN GIG: Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno

It looks like the rookie Yuki Ueno is being given a headline spot for DNA’s return to Korakuen Hall. But the spotlight will be on Kazusada Higuchi for his final match in DNA before he goes full time to DDT.


DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~” Results

May 10, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.33 ~KILL THE KING~”, 10/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
796 Fans

1. Conflict Settlement! Thoroughbred Vs Mad Dog: LEONA defeated Mizuki Watase with a Running Elbow Bat (5:55).
2. 1st DNA Spring Character Festival: Royce Isaacs, Rekka & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuji Okabayashi, Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Yoshimura pinned Shimatani with the Throwaway Power Bomb (9:42).
*Naomi Yoshimura wins Nobuhiro Shimatani’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 3rd Battle: Go Shiozaki defeated Dai Suzuki with the Strong Lariat (5:28).
4. Spaceman Plancha Confrontation: TAKA Michinoku defeated MAO with the Just Facelock (9:19).
5. Osaka City Blooming Flower High School Classmate Confrontation: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuki Ueno with the German Suplex (6:58).
6. Third Degree Honesty: Kazushi Sakuraba defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Perfect Yurikamome Hold (6:58).
7. PREMIUM GIG – I Will Get The DNA Of Junior: Kotaro Suzuki defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Mass Driver (9:50).
8. MAIN GIG – DNA Strongest Decision: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Mike Bailey with the Goten (18:57).

How does that saying go, “If you come at the king, you best not miss?” Well, Mike Bailey didn’t exactly miss but Kazusada Higuchi was there ready and waiting for him with a bang. The main event of DNA’s first show in Korakuen Hall ended when Bailey went for the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop. While he was in the air Higuchi got up to his feet and caught Bailey on the way down with a Lariat. It was such a big hit that nothing could stop Higuchi from hitting the Goten afterwards to win.

The end of the show had Sanshiro Takagi come down to the ring for an announcement. Today Higuchi is graduating from DNA and from tomorrow he will be fully affiliated with DDT! Higuchi thanked Takagi but had one favour to ask in return. He wants to help DNA fill up Korakuen Hall when they return on 4th July so he asked if he could stay affiliated with DNA until then. Takagi accepted the request. Higuchi’s final match as a DNA wrestler takes place on 4th July.

For the last few months in DNA, Shunma Katsumata has bonded with Kotaro Suzuki as both an opponent and a teammate. He got to put everything he learned into one more test with Suzuki but sadly could not beat him. Suzuki countered the Swan Dive X Factor with a Rolling Elbow then hit the Blue Destiny. Katsumata kicked out but it was all over when Suzuki did the Mass Driver. Katsumata wishes he could have done more to win but if he relived the last two months in DNA he would not have changed a thing.

It’s not everyday you get to see Kazushi Sakuraba hit a Plancha but he did one to Kouki Iwasaki. He also twisted Iwasaki in knots but Iwasaki wouldn’t give up. Sakuraba eventually got bored so held Iwasaki’s shoulders down to the match for the three count. Iwasaki was left frustrated by the loss.

From the high school classroom to the wrestling ring, Yuki Ueno got to face his buddy Konosuke Takeshita one on one for the first time. Even though they are the same age the gap in experience is huge and Ueno faced an uphill battle throughout. Takeshita encouraged him to continue but the end result was of no surprise to anyone. What was surprising was Ueno slapping Takeshita’s hand away when he was offered a handshake after the match.

High dives out of the ring was promised in the match between MAO and TAKA Michinoku. MAO delivered with a Spaceman Topé Con Hilo. However a missed Cannonball 450 gave TAKA control of the match and MAO could never get back into it. He kicked out of the Super Kick but ultimately failed to fight off the Cross Facelock. TAKA was impressed with MAO’s dives. He really thought it looked like an alien was flying towards him. He also thinks MAO has the kind of body that can let him become a heavyweight without losing his agility. The match was important for MAO because he is from Tohoku, the home of Michinoku Pro. Plus he was a fan of TAKA when he was a kid.

Dai Suzuki came out with new gear and new music for the big occasion. Now he needs a new chest after Go Shiozaki obliterated it with Machine Gun Chops. A few Lariats and Brainbusters made the five minute match feel like an eternity for poor Suzuki. For the rest of his trial series Suzuki will got through a 4 Vs 1 gauntlet match. However to give him a decent chance to survive the seven minute time limit will apply to the four matches combined. Surely Suzuki can’t lose four times in seven minutes.

Naomi Yoshimura got his hands on a Right To Challenge Contract! He blocked a Tornado DDT from Nobuhiro Shimatani and countered a Cradle into a Power Slam. A painful landing from the Throwaway Power Bomb ended the match. Rekka said Yuji Okabayashi’s Chops hurts so much but he still wants to take them. He hopes to have a singles match with Okabayashi soon.

In a battle of Running Forearms and Elbow Smashes, LEONA came out on top against Mizuki Watase. As much as he tried to tough it out, one clean Elbow Bat put Watase down for the three count. He accepted the result and shook LEONA’s hand afterwards. Today was LEONA’s day but next time, Watase will get his!

DNA returns to Korakuen Hall on 4th July. DNA will also hold their own Beer Garden show in Shinjuku FACE on 5th August. That show is being advertised as the beginning of Chapter 3 for DNA.


DDT “MAX BUMP 2017” Results

April 29, 2017

DDT “MAX BUMP 2017”, 29/04/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,635 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Yuki Ueno defeated Daiki Shimomura with a Dropkick (4:08).
1. DDT Extreme Title Next Challenger Decision 5 Way Match: Antonio Honda defeated Keisuke Ishii, Yasu Urano, Kouki Iwasaki and Royce Isaacs when Honda pinned Isaacs with a Cradle (7:06).
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Kazuki Hirata Only Loser Deportation Match: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Oishi pinned Hirata with a School Boy (6:05).
*V2 for NωA. Makoto Oishi wins Kazuki Hirata’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract. Hirata is banished from the country.
3. Rocky Of Naniwa II And Blonde Beautiful Heidi First Time Encounter: Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Heidi Katrina defeated KUDO, Masahiro Taknashi & Saki Akai when Katrina pinned Akai with the Leg Drop (10:21).
4. Hungry Black Bass Again Vs Crimson Nobelman: Akito defeated Soma Takao with a Modified Omoplata (6:34).
5. Worldwide Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi defeated HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey when Higuchi pinned HARASHIMA with the Doctor Bomb (9:42).
*Kazusada Higuchi wins HARASHIMA’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino defeated Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) when Takayama pinned Sakaguchi with the Everest German Suplex (10:33).
*Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi fail in V3. New No Fear becomes the 60th KO-D Tag Team Champions!
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo ended in a Time Limit Draw (60:00).
*V2 for Konosuke Takeshita.

60 minutes wasn’t enough to separate Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo. Both threw everything they could at each other. Endo even had some minor help from DAMNATION at times and it still wasn’t enough to win. When Takaeshita was about to give Endo the Cross Arm German Suplex at the 35th minute, Daisuke Sasaki distracted the referee so Endo could Low Blow Takeshita to escape the move. Then outside the ring Mad Paulie positioned himself on his hands and knees on the stage so Endo could Moonsault off of him onto Takeshita. Endo then wound the other end when Takeshita Suplexed him onto the ring apron. The match risked ending in a Double Countout until both the champion and challenger crawled back into the ring at the 19 count. Another Double Countout came close after a strike battle briefly knocked out both wrestlers. Endo hit the Shooting Star Press but Takeshita kicked out of it and clung on to Endo’s legs so he couldn’t climb the turnbuckles again. They both wound up on the top rope and Endo hit the Spanish Fly for a nearfall. Takeshita hit a Dragon Suplex, Lariat and busted out the Last Ride but only got a two count. In the final minutes of the match Takeshita went for the Cross Arm German again but Endo pulled out a Kasadora counter for nearfall. As the last few seconds counted down Endo put Takeshita in the Crippler Crossface but the bell rang to end the match. A draw means Takeshita is still the KO-D Openweight Champion but he wasn’t satisfied by the result. He and Endo had one more staredown that ended with Endo lightly slapping his rival then leaving ringside.

An emotionally drained Amon Tsurumi thanked Takeshita for having a great match. Takeshita petted him on the head and said as long as he is still champion he will keep Korakuen Hall full. The pleasant moment was interrupted when Yoshihiro Takayama strolled down to the ring wearing his Right To Challenge gauntlet. He called Takeshita an awesome champion. He’s impressed. But Takayama said that he is a former GHC, IWGP, NWF and Triple Crown Champion. He collects championships and now he is interested in getting the KO-D Openweight Title! When he said he wasn’t cashing in his title shot right now, Makoto Oishi and Nobuhiro Shimatani appeared at the stage entrance. Both were trying to sneak into the ring and cash in their contracts on an unaware Takeshita. Takayama spotted the two and scared them off. Takeshita asked Takayama when he wants his title match. It will happen in Korakuen Hall on 28th May! Takeshita promised Takayama that he won’t lose the KO-D Title until then and he hopes Takeyama will do the same with his RTC contract. If that wasn’t enough, Akito approached Takayama and provoked Takayama. Akito said when he began wrestling he admired Takayama but now he is just boring. He is also sick of seeing Danshoku Dino’s ass everywhere in DDT. Dino stood up for Takayama and argued with Akito. The result of this is New No Fear’s first KO-D Tag Team Title defence will be against ALL OUT on 21st May in Sapporo. Takeshita ended the show by saying although he did not beat Endo, he will settle that problem another day. Until then he will beat Takayama with a German Suplex that is even higher than the Everest German!

The Lip Lock was the gamechanger in the KO-D Tag Team Titles Match. First Dino used the move stopped Yukio Sakaguchi from doing the top rope Right Knee Of God to Takayama. He then gave Sakaguchi a Spider Superplex so he could adjust his posture into the Hell Gate pose. Masakatsu Funaki fought off Dino afterwards but he was still put in the Lip Lock by Takayama. The sight of the move distracted Sakaguchi long enough for Dino to give the Lip Lock to him. Takayama then grabbed Sakaguchi and pinned him with the Everest German. Takayama foreshadowed his Right To Challenge plans when he told Tsurumi after the match that he was too busy to defend the KO-D Tag Titles on the 28th May Korakuen show. Funaki said he won’t be challenging for the titles again until there are new champions. He figured the only way he and Sakaguchi can beat New No Fear is if they also turn gay which according to them is impossible.

Kazusada Higuchi made a big statement by pinning HARASHIMA to win his RTC contract in the special Worldwide Tag Match. With Shigehiro Irie (who entered the ring wearing a Panda mask as some sort of OI4K shoutout) on his side, the combined power was too much for HARASHIMA and Mike Bailey to handle. Higuchi used his strength to block a Reverse Hurricanrana and instead throw HARASHIMA into the turnbuckles. Irie then hit a Running Cannonball to HARASHIMA out of nowhere which gave Higuchi an easy road to hitting the Doctor Bomb. Higuchi explained afterwards that HARASHIMA is only familiar with the RTC contracts when he was the champion. He doesn’t know what it is like to defend the contracts, which is something Higuchi knows a lot. So that’s how Higuchi could beat HARASHIMA today.

Akito wrestled in new wrestling gear which has some oddly placed exposed sections in the hips area. He also added a Modified Omoplata to his arsenal and it is very effective. Soma Takao quickly tapped out to it.

With a little help from Mad Paulie, Heidi Katrina pinned Saki Akai in their first confrontation. Paulie squashed Akai with a Lariat in the corner while Daisuke Sasaki dove out of the ring onto the rest of Akai’s team. Katrina then dropped Akai with an Oklahoma Stampede and pinned her with a Leg Drop. Katrina say she will fight Akai again anytime, anywhere. Sasaki translated her promo and turned it into a more bunch of insults. Sasaki then claimed that Katrina called him kind, brave and masculine.

When NωA and T2Hide faced off there was a lot on the line. NωA were defending the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles and debuting their brand new song “ωe are the HERO”. T2Hide were fighting to prevent Kazuki Hirata from getting kicked out of Japan. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi sang Hirata’s entrance music but Hirata hated it because it wasn’t good enough to dance to. Everyone from NωA, T2Hide, the referee and even a bunch of other wrestlers all ganged up to stomp on Hirata for being ungrateful. Hirata summoned his music proper but was then pinned by Makoto Oishi. Hirata lost his RTC contract to Oishi and now he has to be deported from Japan! While he was dealing with this, Oishi was attacked by Danshoku Dino and Royce Isaacs. They broke his arm with Isaacs’ Miracle Ass then fled. When that was over with the rest of the roster said their farewells to Hirata and carried him away from ringside. Takagi ignored Hirata’s protests to congratulate him on his new beginnings. He then told the audience to please look forward to the next chapter of “Dr. Kazuki Hirata’s” adventures.

Before the 5 Way Match took place, Dino and Isaacs sent a warning to the rest of the competitors. Isaacs used his Miracle Ass to split a pair of chopsticks. Then when Ryuichi Sekine walked into the room Dino grabbed his arm and Isaacs broke it with his Miracle Ass. In the match itself Isaacs went on a streak of breaking arms that would make Penta el Zero M jealous. The streak was ended when Antonio Honda grabbed Isaacs’ arm, stuck it under his own shoulder strap and used his chest to pop the arm. He then pinned Isaacs with a Small Package to become the No. 1 Contender for the DDT Extreme Title. Nice guy Honda then popped everyone’s arms back into place after the match.

Yuki Ueno scored his first ever singles win in the dark match, pinning Daiki Shimomura with a Dropkick. Amon Tsurumi congratulated him afterwards.

DDT is creating a brand new set of championships. If you thought a 6-man Tag Team championship is overdoing it then strap yourselves in and make room for the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Championships! The first champions will be crowned at Sumo Hall on 20th August.

Super Sasadango Machine has recovered from his heart problems and will return to action on 28th May! Sasadango teams with Sanshiro Takagi to face Minoru Suzuki & Rocky Kawamura!

The Street Wrestling match to be held at the Tokyo Dome finally is finally going ahead. On 1st June, Sanshiro Takagi faces Minoru Suzuki and they are free to fight all over the Dome in what is pretty much an Empty Arena match. No fans, no crowds, just the two wrestlers and a cameraman filming the action live for DDT UNIVERSE.

Isami Kodaka will be leaving his job as manager for the Drop Kick Bar in May. Akito is the new manager and he hopes to run a bar that will be full of hospitality for its customers.


BOYZ “HINAMATSURI SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 14~” Results

March 3, 2017

boyz-hinamatsuri

BOYZ “HINAMATSURI SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 14~”, 03/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE
362 Fans

1. Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Daiki Shimomura when Katsumata pinned Shimomura with a Moonsault (6:43).
2. I Am Like Him And He Is Like Me Part 2: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Rekka by Countout (6:59).
3. BOYZ Refreshing Struggle With YaroZ!: Antonio Honda defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Jumping Elbow Drop (6:41).
4. KUDO & MAO defeated Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase when KUDO pinned Watase with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:58).
5. DAMNATION Vs Blooming Flower High School Tag: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno when Sasaki submitted Ueno with the Cross Facelock (11:18).
6. BOYZ Being BOYZ Special 6-Man Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Akito & Kazuki Hirata defeated HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi when Akito pinned Oishi with the Hanamasa (11:51).

Kazuki Hirata was intimidated by Yukio Sakaguchi’s presence in the main event. He hesitated to shake his hand before the match but eventually did so. Sakaguchi refused to let go until Hirata pulled hard enough to break it. He then angered Sakaguchi by calling him disgusting. Hirata quickly apologised to Sakaguchi’s hand and then tagged out.

Daisuke Sasaki struck Yuki Ueno below to belt behind the referee’s back to lead into the Cross Facelock finish.

The grudge between BOYZ and YaroZ continued when Nobuhiro Shimatani faced Antonio Honda. Pride was on the line because Shimatani felt it was his duty to defend his BOYZ home. Honda wasted no time getting into the ring to fight his opponent and he put him away with the Scorpion Death Drop followed by a Jumping Elbow Drop.

Masahiro Takanashi is continuing his streak of winning matches by countout. This time he was creative. He got Chinsuke Nakamura to act as his body double to distract Rekka during the ringside brawl. Rekka fell for the trap and by the time he realised he was attacking the wrong person, Takanashi Dropkicked him and rushed back to the ring in time to get the countout victory.

The BOYZ all wore peach coloured clothing during the opening introductions to celebrate the Peach Festival.


BOYZ In Bloom, Bust Deluxe Reunion, Speedball Returns To DNA, BASARA Takes Over Tavern

March 2, 2017

BOYZ “HINAMATSURI SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 14~”, 03/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Daiki Shimomura
2. KUDO & MAO Vs Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase
3. I Am Like Him And He Is Like Me Part 2: Masahiro Takanashi Vs Rekka
4. BOYZ Refreshing Struggle With YaroZ!: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Antonio Honda
5. DAMNATION Vs Blooming Flower High School Tag: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno
6. BOYZ Being BOYZ Special 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Ishii, Akito & Kazuki Hirata

Former high school classmates Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno get to team together for the first time.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKODAI STATION EVENT WRESTLING PART 1”, 04/03/2017
Kanagawa Yokodai Station

1. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: FUMA Vs SAGAT
2. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Yusuke Kubo
3. Nonoko Vs Nodoka-oneesan
4. Akane Miura Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. Miyu Yamashita & Mil Clown Vs Syoko Nakajima & Maho Kurone

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKODAI STATION EVENT WRESTLING PART 2”, 04/03/2017
Kanagawa Yokodai Station

1. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: FUMA Vs Yusuke Kubo
2. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Isami Kodaka Vs SAGAT
3. Mil Clown Vs Azusa Takigawa
4. Rika Tatsumi Vs Akane Miura
5. Yuu & Syoko Nakajima Vs Miyu Yamashita & Nodoka-oneesan

Tokyo Joshi Pro returns to the Yokodai Train Station for their annual outdoor afternoon and evening shows. Isami Kodaka wrestles on the show for the first time.

DDT “DRAMATIC 2017 MARCH SPECIAL ~ROAD TO SUPER ARENA~”, 05/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. KUDO Vs MAO
2. Kouki Iwasaki & Guanchulo Vs Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase
4. Yoshihiro Takayama, Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
5. DAMNATION Vs FREEDOMS!: Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Jun Kasai & GENTARO
6. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
7. ROAD TO SSA MAIN EVENT Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda

This is the DDT go home show for “JUDGEMENT 2017” in Saitama Super Arena.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN NERIMA!”, 12/03/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. Yuna Manase Vs Nodoka-oneesan
2. 3 Way Match: Mil Clown Vs Maho Kurone Vs Itoh Maki
3. “Back Bancho” Akane Miura Road To Graduation – Bust Deluxe Reunion!: Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima Vs Nonoko & Akane Miura
4. Defeat SIN Biishiki-gun!: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Reika Saiki

Before Akane Miura graduates from Tokyo Joshi she gets to reform Bust Deluxe with Nonoko for one night only.

BASARA “VAJRA 31 ~NERIMA WHITE SNAKE~”, 12/03/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Atsushi Maruyama Vs Fuminori Abe
2. Daichi Kazato Vs Hagane
3. Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT Vs Gunso & Kabuki Kid
4. IRON PRIEST Vs Double ★ Trans-Am: FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Shinya
5. Special Tag Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Dick Togo & Ikuto Hidaka
6. Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Minoru Tanaka

The NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles are no longer in play but Dick Togo & Ikuto Hidaka are still coming over to BASARA to face Cavalry. The titles went back to Zero1 today when The Aldini Brothers lost to Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto. Tanaka submitted Kodaka with the HEAT Clutch in that match. Now Kodaka has a chance to get some revenge back in BASARA.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.31 ~LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT~”, 14/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Daiki Shimomura Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Kouki Iwasaki Vs MAO
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial 1st Battle: Dai Suzuki Vs Kohei Sato
4. Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato
5. Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akebono, Shogun Okamoto & LEONA
6. Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kotaro Suzuki

Mike Bailey returns to DNA for the first time since winning the DNA Grand Prix and wouldn’t you know it he’s teaming with the man he beat in the final. Their opponents have also developed respect after battling each other.

Dai Suzuki must go through a 7 match trial to save his DNA career. Each match has a 7 minute time limit and he only needs to win or draw one match to succeed. If he loses all 7 matches he must retire from DNA!

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Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: FUMA (c) Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi

The Tavern Wrestling brand is coming to an end. BASARA will soon take over the concept and use its All You Can Drink format for their own Shin-Kiba 1st RING shows. FUMA was pinned by Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi on yesterday’s show so that sets up the title match here.


DDT “DNA 26 ~ DNA GRAND PRIX 2016 FINAL ROUND” Results

October 22, 2016

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DDT “DNA 26 ~ DNA GRAND PRIX 2016 FINAL ROUND”, 21/10/2016
Shinjuku FACE
199 Fans

1. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Royce Isaacs (6) defeated Yuki Ueno (0) with the Zenith (6:47).
2. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Daiki Shimomura (4) defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (0) with the Asai DDT (5:37).
3. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: MAO (6) defeated Rekka (2) with the Chile Driver (8:59).
4. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Mizuki Watase (4) defeated Guanchulo (6) with a Cradle Crush (10:18).
5. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Mike Bailey (8) defeated Ryota Nakatsu (8) with the Toryochagi (10:24).
6. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi (10) defeated Kouki Iwasaki (6) with the Doctor Bomb (9:27).
7. DDT Offer Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Soma Takao & Makoto Oishi when Takeshita pinned Oishi with the German Suplex (9:39).
8. DNA Grand Prix – Final: Mike Bailey defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop (12:48).

A Block Standings

1. Kazusada Higuchi (10)
2. Kouki Iwasaki (6)
-. Royce Isaacs (6)
-. MAO (6)
5. Rekka (2)
6. Yuki Ueno (0)

B Block Standings

1. Mike Bailey (8)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (8)
3. Guanchulo (6)
4. Daiki Shimomura (4)
-. Mizuki Watase (4)
6. Nobuhiro Shimatani (0)

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“Speedball” Mike Bailey is the DNA Grand Prix winner! The final came down to him and Kazusada Higuchi with a one way flight to New York on the line. After five days straight of tough matches both of them still gave it all that they had to win. Bailey used his Middle Kicks, Tornado Kicks and Shooting Star Knee Drops to cut down his opponent. But Higuchi’s size and power kept him standing to deliver some big drop moves. However Higuchi took one kick too many and finally fell allowing Bailey to hit the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop. Finally the unbeaten big man was defeated! Bailey said he was proud to be a part of the first ever DNA-GP and the match he just had with Higuchi will forever be in his chest. When asked what his next goal is Bailey said he wants to win all the championships in DDT. He also wants revenge on DAMNATION! Bailey was given the prize plane ticket to New York but surprisingly he turned it down. He said he doesn’t need the ticket and it should go to someone who needs it more than him. He then pointed to Higuchi. Higuchi said he was frustrated to see a samurai like Bailey offer him mercy. However their match taught him that there is a big world out there and there is a lot he needs to learn before he can chase after the KO-D Openweight Title again. So he accepted the ticket.

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There were five wrestlers who were still in the running going into the final day. In A Block Higuchi was undefeated and only had Kouki Iwasaki left standing in his way. But if Iwasaki could beat him then he would sneak into the final because of the Direct Confrontation tiebreaker rule. Over in B Block Ryota Nakatsu was in a similar situation with Mike Bailey. However Guanchulo was also bringing up the rear and certain results could have led to a 3 Way tie finish. In the end Higuchi beat Iwasaki to finish his A Block run on top and undefeated. Iwasaki locked in the Triangle Choke as hard as he could and held on after a few Power Bombs but Higuchi dramatically Spiral Bombed his way out of it. Iwasaki had a little fight left afterwards but the Doctor Bomb put him away.

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Bailey’s road to the final led him to Ryota Nakatsu. The BASARA wrestler was a last minute entrant into the Grand Prix but he blew through the competition. However Bailey was the one to finally stop him after a kick heavy battle. Bailey escaped from an Ankle Lock and hit a Sliding Tornado Kick for the three count. Although they were now tied with 8 points each, this win meant Bailey went through to the final. Nakatsu was knocked silly by the kick and didn’t know he lost when he came to.

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But what about Guanchulo? He had a slim chance of reaching the final but that went away after a loss to Mizuki Watase. Guanchulo’s Seijo Scratch was blocked by Watase who put all his weight down to get a pin of his own. While Watase is disappointed to not make the final he now wants to avenge his defeat to Nakatsu. When Nakatsu found out about this he invited Watase to challenge him either in BASARA or Tavern Wrestling. Maybe they can have a street fight, the crowd would like that.

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Both MAO and Rekka are coming out of the tournament thinking how they can improve. MAO was able to beat Rekka with the Chile Driver, a finisher that is earning MAO more wins. He is now going back to being an idol for NωA. Rekka says with only one win out of five matches he really needs to work harder and harder.

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The two generation rivals Daiki Shimomura and Nobuhiro Shimatani got to clash again. Shimomura finally got to hit the Asai DDT and continues to be unbeaten against Shimatani. Unfortunately this meant Shimatani ended the tournament with zero wins. He mentioned he hurt his neck on the second day and also at one point wrestled with numbness in his right hand. His bad record reduced him to tears in the post-match interview.

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Throughout the Grand Prix, Royve Isaacs made his entrance wearing a mink scarf around his neck. The scarf somehow bit his and Yukinori Matsui’s fingers when he took it off. Yuki Ueno may have lost the match and finished with zero points but the rookie is looking at the bright side. He obtained so much experience in five days, moreso than other newcomers could ever get. Isaacs said he hopes to come back to DNA and even make it to DDT.


DDT “DNA 22 ~ DNA GRAND PRIX 2016 SEASON OPENER” Results

October 17, 2016

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DDT “DNA 22 ~ DNA GRAND PRIX 2016 SEASON OPENER”, 17/10/2016
Shinjuku FACE
165 Fans

1. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Mizuki Watase (2) defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (0) with a Back Drop (7:02).
2. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Royce Isaacs (2) defeated Rekka (0) with the Zenith (7:51).
3. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Mike Bailey (2) defeated Daiki Shimomura (0) with the Shooting Star Double Knee Drop (9:22).
4. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: Kazusada Higuchi (2) defeated Yuki Ueno (0) with the Doctor Bomb (10:03).
5. DDT Offer Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Polly defeated Soma Takao & Makoto Oishi when Polly pinned Oishi with the Polly Buster (9:24).
6. DNA Grand Prix – A Block: MAO (2) defeated Kouki Iwasaki (0) with the Cannonball 450 (11:29).
7. DNA Grand Prix – B Block: Ryota Nakatsu (2) defeated Guanchulo (0) with the Cross Armbreaker (15:20).

A Block Standings

1. MAO (2)
-. Kazusada Higuchi (2)
-. Royce Isaacs (2)
4. Kouki Iwasaki (0)
-. Yuki Ueno (0)
-. Rekka (0)

B Block Standings

1. Ryota Nakatsu (2)
-. Mike Bailey (2)
-. Mizuki Watase (2)
4. Guanchulo (0)
-. Daiki Shimomura (0)
-. Nobuhiro Shimatani (0)

Day 1 of the DNA Grand Prix did not end happily for Guanchulo. He came out wearing a Shunma Katsumata t-shirt and even used his Double Stomp to try and beat Ryota Nakatsu. But a Head Kick, German Suplex and Cross Armbreaker put an end to any hope that the power of friendship would save the day. Nakatsu thinks Mike Bailey is the only one in his group that will give him a challenge.

MAO’s quick attack on Kouki Iwasaki to start their match gave him the edge. He hit the Alien Plancha then seated him on a chair for the John Woo Dropkick. Back in the ring Iwasaki tried to wear down MAO with an Anklelock but MAO rolled out of it and stunned him with a High Screw Kick. A modified Rock Bottom and the Cannonball 450 earned MAO his first two points. MAO is aware that his knee will be targeted by his opponents.

In his official debut match Yuki Ueno had the unenviable task of wrestling Kazusada Higuchi. Ueno at one point knocked Higuchi off his feet with a Dropkick and even put him in a Crab Hold. Higuchi fought back with the Oklahoma Stampede and Nodowa Otoshi for nearfalls. Ueno got a two count of his own with a Frog Splash but a Doctor Bomb from Higuchi ended the match afterwards. Higuchi described the match as him welcoming Ueno to DNA.

Mike Bailey avoided an Asai DDT en route to beating Daiki Shimomura. Bailey says the tournament running for 5 consecutive days is like running a marathon. He wants to continue running until the end.

For his first match in Japan, Royce Isaacs was too powerful for Rekka to handle. He countered a Triangle Choke into a Turnbuckle Bomb then followed with a German Suplex into a Rock Bottom. Isaacs said he didn’t come to DNA to make friends. He came to test his strength. He wants to compare his power with Higuchi’s power. Rekka felt like all of his ability and technique were useless against Isaacs.

Mizuki Watase opened up the tournament with a win over Nobuhiro Shimatani. He hit a big Back Drop for the three count. Watase knows that he has a long way to go this week. His priority is to avoid losing against Nakatsu.

Shunma Katsumata was in attendance to say he will return from injury at “DDT FES 2016” in November.