January 27, 2020

MUSCLE “MUSCLE 1”, 27/01/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
361 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Team L Vs Team S ~ Hell In A Blue Sheet Death Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Naya defeated Yumehito Imanari & Shota when Higuchi pinned Shota with a Gedo Clutch (4:00)
2. Team M Vs Team M: Akito & Kazuki Hirata defeated Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno ended in a Time Limit Draw (4:30).
2a. Team M Vs Team M ~ Finish Designated Theme Match: Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno defeated Akito & Kazuki Hirata when Watase pinned Hirata with a Kido Clutch (4:00).
3. Team L Vs Team S ~ Mixed Tag Match Between Professionals And Amateurs: Konosuke Takeshita & South River Minamikawa defeated Shunma Katsumata & Masa Oyoshi when Minamikawa pinned Oyoshi after the Shooting Star Press from Tetsuya Endo (16:13).
4. Cygames Subsidiary Of Parent Company Presents Muscle 1 GP 2020: Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno defeated Konosuke Takeshita & South River Minamikawa by Audience Judgement.

It can be said that current day DDT lacks Muscle-like elements. With the rise of a new athletic generation of wrestlers led by Konosuke Takeshita bringing in new fans to DDT, some long time fans have to look somewhere else for the old surreal style and characters DDT was known for. Does a wrestling “genius” like Muscle Sakai still fit in with DDT nowadays? When he retired back in 2010, the final Muscle show was held. A promise was made back then to revive the brand in the year 2030 for the next generation to take over but with the previous generation of Muscle wrestlers now retired and unlikely to be around in 2030 to pass on their Muscle knowledge, it makes the task look impossible.

Which is why when Muscle came brought back for one night in Sumo Hall last year, Sakai felt the need to move the revival ten years forward. The next generation needs to learn the Muscle way now so it can thrive for years to come. Sakai had the means to hold today’s show in Korakuen Hall but instead he chose Shin-Kiba 1st RING. The original brand began in Kitazawa Town Hall and grew all the way up to Sumo Hall. Sakai wants to repeat that kind of achievement. A bunch of DDT wrestlers answered the call for auditions but one had to cancel before the show. They were all athletic, the complete opposite of a Muscle wrestler. That does not mean the wrestlers are incompatible with Muscle. Some wrestlers like Kazusada Higuchi also work on the YaroZ brand which is closer to Muscle’s entertainment style than DDT. Others like Takeshita were at a disadvantage because they are set in their athletic pro wrestling ways. Basically, Sakai wants the big strong wrestlers to do stupid things more often.

The wrestlers were split into three teams based on their heights. Everybody was measured in the ring and some like Yukio Naya had their real height exposed to be shorter than advertised. We got the largest in Team L, the mediums in Team M and the shortest in Team S.

The first match was Hell In A Blue Sheet! A large blue sheet covered over the ring while the wrestlers fought beneath it. Since the audience had no way of seeing what was going on, the commentary team were allowed to enter through the sheet and call play-by-play inside the ring. Higuchi won for Team L by pinning Shota with a Gedo Clutch. The commentary said there was a Low Blow involved so we have to take their word for it.

The second match featured all members of Team M tagging against each other. The match somehow ended in a time limit draw after four minutes much to the chagrin of the wrestlers involved. A rematch took place with a strict four minute time limit. Mizuki Watase pinned Kazuki Hirata right at the deadline. Hirata and Akito somehow drank poison during the match and collapsed afterwards.

The third match was a Mixed Tag Match. However there were no women booked for the show so the mixed teams featured one pro wrestler and a non-wrestler. Takeshita teamed with a comedian named South River Minamikawa while Shunma Katsumata sided with a “financial planner” called Masa Oyoshi. He looked a lot like Choun-Shiryu and had the same amount of martial arts experience too. Takeshita got tied up against the corner post and cried for help. Suddenly that one wrestler who cancelled earlier decided to come over after all. It was Tetsuya Endo! He did the Shooting Star Press onto Oyosho/Shiryu and Minamikawa got the pin.

The main event was the inaugural Muscle 1 Grand Prix 2020. It was a stand up comedy contest between two teams. Watase & Ueno performed under the stage name Protein Tiger. Takeshita & Minamikawa were called Dental & Systema. Watase’s performance was the deciding factor and his team won. Sakai was pleased with how the revival show turned out. The next generation of Muscle Warriors are on track to find their place in the sun where they will shine!

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2020” Results

January 26, 2020

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2020”, 26/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,278 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Masahiro Takanashi, Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura when Takao pinned Nakamura with a Running Elbow Butt (5:00).
2. Gamo & L’Oréal Presents Hair Arrange Tag Match: MAO & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Toru Owashi & Super Sasadango Machine when MAO pinned Sasadango with the Cannonball 450 (7:18).
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata when Higuchi pinned Akito with the Doctor Bomb (8:06).
4. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: Daisuke Sasaki, Shinya Aoki and Yasu Urano defeated Tetsuya Endo, Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi, Yukio Naya and Antonio Honda (12:26).
4a. Right To Challenge At Saitama Super Arena Sword: Yasu Urano grabbed the envelope (5:26).
4b. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract: Daisuke Sasaki grabbed the envelope (9:24).
4c. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract: Shinya Aoki grabbed the envelope (12:26).
-. Right To Challenge At Saitama Super Arena Sword: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Yasu Urano by Pinfall (1:59).
*Daisuke Sasaki wins Yasu Urano’s Right To Challenge At Saitama Super Arena Sword. Sasaki cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
5. Special Single Match To Have Naomichi Marufuji Remember Your Name: Naomichi Marufuji defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Ko-oh (11:01).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) defeated Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuki Iino when Yoshimura pinned Iino with the Shonenba (11:27).
*V2 for Nautilus.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka defeated HARASHIMA (c) with the Sliding D (20:18).
*HARASHIMA fails in V2. Masato Tanaka becomes the 74th KO-D Openweight Champion!

There is now no doubt about it, Masato Tanaka is the strongest in DDT! He went through the D-Ou Grand Prix undefeated and today wiped out the only blight in his record from that tournament to become the new KO-D Openweight Champion! It wasn’t easy though. HARASHIMA threw everything he had against Tanaka from the Somato to the Firebird Splash. The ace up Tanaka’s sleeve as always was the Sliding D. He used it to great effect, finding even the smallest of openings to use the move. The climax of the match saw HARASHIMA go for the Swan Dive Somato. Tanaka avoided the move and popped his opponent with the Sliding D, then hit the finisher two more times from behind and from the front to finish him off.

When the KO-D Title was wrapped around Tanaka’s waist, he told HARASHIMA he does not know how many defences he will last but he is looking forward to finding out. Hisaya Imabayashi informed Tanaka that his first defence is against MAO on 23rd February. Suddenly Pokotan came down but the mascot costume was only partially completed. Imabayashi pulled Pokotan’s head off to reveal it was MAO in disguise! MAO told Tanaka “Just bring it, bitch!” He tried to attack Tanaka with a Hurricanrana but Tanaka countered it into a Power Bomb. Tanaka warned MAO that there is a lot of things to be done between themselves and HARASHIMA before the next title match. Tanaka promised he will wear the KO-D Title with pride in any ring he climbs into while he is champion.

Tension between Yuki Iino & Chihiro Hashimoto was so bad that the team couldn’t even decided whose entrance music to use, so the sound guy had to mash their songs together. They both went for the Haka Elbow early on Yuki Ueno but got in each other’s way. The champions Nautilus took control until Hashimoto got the better of Ueno, leaving Iino facing off with Naomi Yoshimura. Unfortunately for the challengers, Yoshimura wore down Iino with the Drill-A-Hole Piledriver and ultimately won with the Shonenba. Ueno thanked Iino & Hashimoto for the match then said Nautilus’ goal is to defend the KO-D Tag Team Titles at Saitama Super Arena this summer.

There was confusion when Kazuki Hirata’s music played but nobody stepped through the curtain. Keigo Nakamura eventually made his way down to ringside to tell Yukinori Matsui that Hirata had gone missing. Naomichi Marufuji then made his entrance carrying Hirata over his shoulders! It turned out Hirata tried to ambush Marufuji backstage but failed in a major way. Hirata apologised to Marufuji and promised he was now Reborn. He offered a handshake but it was a trap for another sneak attack to start the match. Marufuji easily took control, forcing Hirata to bring out the Hirata GO! glasses. Marufuji knocked off the glasses and broke them over his knee. Just when he was about to finish the job, Hirata begged for a break so he could tell him something important. Hirata wrote a letter telling Marufuji how seeing him wrestle on TV gave him hope to live at a time when he had nothing. His one wish is to dance with Marufuji! Two Hirata GO! glasses found their way into the ring and Hirata convinced a hesitant Marufuji to dance with him. Then he hit an Enzuigiri and tried to Cradle Marufuji for a near fall. Marufuji stayed calm, danced with Hirata again and knocked him out with the Ko-oh knee strike. When Hirata came to, Marufuji stuck out his hand and asked him his name. This isn’t the reason he came to DISASTER BOX and DDT but after today, Marufuji will remember Hirata’s name.

The Right To Challenge series returned with three prizes on the line in a Ladder Match. Yasu Urano, Daisuke Sasaki and (a bare assed) Shinya Aoki all grabbed an envelope that hung above the ring. After the match Imabayashi told them to open their envelopes because one of them was different than the others. Sasaki and Aoki just has the regular Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contracts but Urano found out he held a Right To Challenge At Saitama Super Arena Contract! Imabayashi gifted Urano with a decorative sword that represented the KO-D Title shot at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” in June.

Imabayashi explained that the rules for the sword are the same as the regular Right To Challenge Contract. If Urano loses to another wrestler then he loses the sword and the title shot to that wrestler. Sasaki asked if he could use his own contract to challenge Urano for the cool looking sword? Imabayashi figured he could. Sasaki shouted he was cashing in his contract and he immediately attacked Urano to start the match. They scrambled for two minutes until Sasaki rolled through Urano’s Hurricanrana to pin him for the three count. Sasaki celebrated with the sword by doing the Fire Festival pose. Backstage Sasaki said he wants to win the KO-D Title at Saitama Super Arena then propose to Candice LeRae at NXT or Raw or Smackdown or AEW or wherever it is she works.

The trio of Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai are now called Eruption. They entered together with matching white entrance gear and a unit video. Their debut as a new force in DDT saw them defeat ALL OUT. Sakaguchi & Akai took out Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata with Apron PKs while Higuchi pinned Akito with the Doctor Bomb. When asked what the meaning of Eruption is, Sakaguchi told reports to just look at the name and their entrance video. Higuchi believes DDT as it is now is not the DDT he likes so Eruption will go on a rampage. Akai said they will create something new with DDT, something that is fun for the three of them.

A stylist from the Gold Shibuya hair salon worked on the hairstyles for every wrestler involved in Match #2. Yes even Super Sasadango Machine. The fans chanted “ikemen” at the wrestlers during the match. Sasadango was unmasked when MAO grabbed his “hair” and gave him a Snapmare. It turned out Sasadango’s real hair underneath the mask was also styled. Toru Owashi got some hairspray to freshen it up. They then helped the stylist live out his dream of being a pro wrestler by having him do The People’s Elbow on MAO. Hiroshi Yamato broke the pin and put Sasadango in position for MAO to hit the Cannonball 450.

Soma Takao has really taken a liking to using Elbow Smashes lately. He used a bunch of them followed by a Rolling Elbow on Keigo Nakamura for a nearfall. When Nakamura got back up, Takao took him out with a Running Elbow Butt.

Video – 1st Half Of Handmade In Japan Match

January 24, 2020

Tokyo Big Sight West 1.2 Hall
??? Fans

Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya Vs MAO & Keigo Nakamura


January 13, 2020

DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall
243 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Makoto Oishi defeated Saki Akai with the Luminous Press (7:19).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Yuni Kids Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Special Tag Match In Osaka: Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno defeated Tetsuya Endo & Yuni when Ueno pinned Yuni with a Crushed La Magistral Cradle (8:55).
*Yuki Ueno becomes the 1,471st champion.
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Chris Brookes & Mizuki Watase when Sakaguchi submitted Watase with a Triangle Choke (9:36).
4. Hiroshi Yamato defeated Akito with the Northern Lights Bomb (8:46).
5. Takoyaki! Kushikatsu! Like A Bowl 3 Way Match: MAO defeated Soma Takao and Yukio Naya when MAO pinned Naya with the Michinoku Driver II (8:50).
6. Yuni Kids Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Osaka Specialty Special Exhibition Match: CIMA defeated Yuni with a Camel Clutch (6:12).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) defeated Kuishinbo Kamen, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata when Iino pinned Kamen with the Haka Elbow (22:23).
*V3 for ALL OUT.
8. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie when Yoshimura pinned Paulie with the Drill-A-Hole Piledriver (15:54).
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Yuki Ueno (c) with a School Boy (2:42 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,472nd champion.
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Toru Owashi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a School Boy (2:43 pm).
*Toru Owashi becomes the 1,473rd champion.

The right arm of Naomi Yoshimura was targeted by DAMNATION throughout the main event. Daisuke Sasaki attacked the arm with chairs outside the ring. However Yoshimura’s power couldn’t be contained and he was still able to smash Mad Paulie around. HARASHIMA helped Yoshimura set up Lariats. From there Yoshimura gave Paulie the Drill-A-Hole Piledriver for the win. This was a successful tour in his home of Osaka because he won the main events of both DDT shows.

The inclusion of Kuishinbo Kamen in the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match delivered some Osaka flavored comedy to the proceedings. When the match began Kamen sat in the front row and refused to wrestle. He finally got involved when Kazuki Hirata needed to make a hot tag. Kamen tagged in and started a chain reaction of Low Kicks to the leg with everyone over reacting the sell. Yuki Iino missed the Haka Elbow on Antonio Honda. When Honda attempted the same move he tripped and injured himself. He told his Gongitsune joke and Hirata did his dance afterwards. Iino joined in with the Haka and became too excited. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata tried to calm him down but he knocked them back and ran around ringside. Takeshita got him back under control. He then yelled “Iino Rocket” and threw him into Honda. Honda maneuvered Iino back around and made him Spear his ALL OUT teammates. All six wrestlers got into the ring and did a chain reaction of Low Blows ending with Yukinori Matsui. He unintentionally hit Kamen with a Lariat then hit Honda & Hirata with a Double Lariat when they both grabbed him in protest. Iino pinned Kamen with the Haka Elbow to ensure ALL OUT kept the titles. Takeshita swore he will invade OSW (the Osaka one, not the Review one) and show Kamen what strong style really is!

Yuni begun the day as DAMNATION’s temporary signboard holder, lost the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title to Yuki Ueno in a tag match and then got to face CIMA one on one! Yuni got a nearfall on CIMA with a Moonsault. CIMA came out on top by countering a Hurricanrana into a slow drop Power Bomb. He then applied a Camel Clutch to make Yuni give up. CIMA said that El Lindaman told him about a talented elementary school student training in DDT so he came here to have a look. When CIMA was 16 he spent a month in Mexico on his own. He joked that Yuni can do the same when he gets to that age. When Yuni graduates into a real pro wrestler, CIMA wants to face him again in a DDT ring. He promised this time he will fight Yuni at 120%! He also teased more appearances in DDT thanks to the business relationship between #STRONGHEARTS and DAMNATION.

Akito had the bright idea of loosening some of the corner turnbuckle pads. The plan backfired when Hiroshi Yamato tried to give him a German Suplex. Akito grabbed the turnbuckle to block the move but the loose pad made him slip through his grip and get Suplexed. Yamato went on to win with the Northern Lights Bomb.

At the end of the show Makoto Oishi tried to win the Iron Man Title from Ueno. He failed and ran off. Hirata then got the jump on Ueno and succeeded. Yukio Sakaguchi stood at the entrance gate waiting for Hirata. He chased him into Toru Owashi and Owashi pinned Hirata to end the show as the champion.


January 12, 2020

DDT “WRESTLE SHIOKONBU! 2020”, 12/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall
306 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Akito defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with a Back Roll Cutback (8:38).
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya when Higuchi pinned Naya with a Lariat (10:28).
3. Lucha Libre Rules: Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Paulie pinned Hirata with the Reverse Splash (8:33).
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Rina Yamashita defeated Saki Akai (c) with the Splash Mountain (17:34).
*Rina Yamashita becomes the 1,466th champion.
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo defeated Chris Brookes, MAO & Antonio Honda when Takao pinned Honda with the Official Endless Waltz (13:19).
6. DDT Extreme Title – KOK (Kawaii Of Kawaii) Rules: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Pokotan (w/ Danshoku Dieno) with the Somato (7:33).
7. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Osaka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuni defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Makoto Oishi when Ueno pinned Oishi with a Diving Body Press (25:19).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Rina Yamashita (c) with the Tegatana (8:39 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,467th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Rina Yamashita defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Canadian Backbreaker (8:40 pm).
*Rina Yamashita becomes the 1,468th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Antonio Honda defeated Rina Yamashita (c) with a School Boy (8:41 pm).
*Antonio Honda becomes the 1,469th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuni defeated Antonio Honda (c) with an Inverted Hurricanrana (8:42 pm).
*Yuni becomes the 1,470th champion.

Yuni had an eventful day. Soon he will transition from a wrestling child into proper pro wrestling training. The first of his “graduation” matches took place today where he teamed with Nautilus in the main event. Together the trio were named the OSAKA Mirai Monsters. Yuni got stretched a bit by Konosuke Takeshita but the kid got his own back by Double Stomping on his fingers. Takeshita countered a Hurricanrana into the Walls Of Takeshita but Yuni was saved by Yuki Ueno. Yuni then hit Makoto Oishi with the Kamigoye before tagging out. Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura worked on Oishi while Yuni hit a Diving Foot Stomp on Shunma Katsumata. Ueno finished off Oishi with a Blizzard Suplex followed by a Diving Body Press. After the match Nautilus encouraged Yuni to get stronger and hinted that they know who Yuni’s mystery opponent is for one of his two matches tomorrow.

At the end of the show Yuni there was several Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title changes with Yuni ending up as the current champion.

The DDT Extreme Title match was held under KOK (Kawaii Of Kawaii) Rules. Pinfalls would only be counted if the wrestler did a cute pose during the pin. It was up to Yukinori Matsui to determine if the pose was cute or not. The task was easy for Pokotan. Anything the mascot did looked cute so Matsui counted every pin. HARASHIMA on the other hand couldn’t rely on just his handsome smile, he had to do bunny ears and smoochy faces along with it. Pokotan hit a No Rope Topé to the outside then got Danshoku Dieno to scribble marker on HARASHIMA’s face to get rid of his handsome looks. HARASHIMA hit a Shining Wizard, removing Pokotan’s head in the process. Dieno interfered again when HARASHIMA got pushed into Matsui. He attacked HARASHIMA with Pokotan’s head, did the Danshoku Driver and then Pokotan followed up with his own version of the Somato. Matsui got back up but didn’t count the pin because Pokotan’s robot face was exposed. That’s not cute! Pokotan got its head back on but that gave HARASHIMA time to recover and hit the proper Somato. Matsui wouldn’t count the pin because of the marker on HARASHIMA’s face. The solution was to put on Pokotan’s head. Matsui was happy to count from then on.

The first Iron Man Title switch of the day happened when Rina Yamashita beat Saki Akai. The two fought outside the ring and up to the entrance stage. Back in the ring Akai applied a Triangle Choke and still held on to it after Yamashita lifted her up into a Power Bomb. She went for the Quetzalcoatl but Yamashita countered it into a Back Flip. She then used a Lariat to set Akai up for the match ending Splash Mountain. Yamashita doesn’t know why Akai chose her to be in the Okibariyasu series but today she found out they are in sync together. Also she won her first title since becoming a freelancer. She wished Akai the best of luck for the rest of her series.

Mad Paulie got to wear the Hirata GO! glasses and dance after his match.

Tomomitsu Matsunaga’s plan to win today was to throw Akito into another room and lock him out. It didn’t work.


January 11, 2020

Tokyo Big Sight West 1.2 Hall
??? Fans

1. Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino, Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya and MAO & Keigo Nakamura when Yoshimura pinned Nakamura with a Fire Thunder from the stage through a table (32:18).

The stage was set with Hisaya Imabayashi and Pokotan welcoming the audience to DDT’s annual match at the HandMade In Japan Fes. Each team entered with their own weapons like a ladder, chairs and a table. The match started off with basic holds and grappling until it was time to cause some mayhem throughout the rest of the festival.

Naomi Yoshimura lifted Keigo Nakamura up in a Canadian Backbreaker and carried him around for all the fans to see. MAO put Yuki Iino in a Crossface Lock until Yukio Naya broke it up with a Shoulder Tackle. MAO hit back with a Shining Wizard. He then stole Pokotan’s feet and used them as a weapon.

The fighting moved throughout the market area where the wrestlers all put each other in submission holds. When they weren’t wrestling they were checking out all of the goods on sale.

Over in the play area, Nakamura climbed above the vending machines. He wanted to dive onto everyone but thought against it when nobody would get in position below. The others found a playhouse shaped like Mt. Fuji and formed a Headscissors chain through it. Naya then flipped everyone over with a Crab Hold. Yoshimura dragged everyone through the other side to escape.

Iino & Shunma Katsumata took control and piled everyone up in front of Mt. Fuji. Iino did the Haka Elbow onto the pile.

Nakamura found a large blue sphere that he wanted to dive off of. He needed help from the referee to climb it but still slipped off. Yuki Ueno had no trouble climbing the sphere and Moonsaulting off of it.

The match returned to the music area where everyone discovered a castle of chairs was built in front of the stage. Makoto Oishi had it built while Naya stood around as its protector. Iino accidentally charged into it when his attack missed Oishi. This made Oishi cry a lot.

The remains left a pile of chairs waiting to be used as weapons. Katsumata grabbed one but got it kicked into his head by Nakamura. Everybody’s attention then moved over to the ladder. They all fought over the chance to climb it.

Nakamura tried to climb but Iino pulled him down. Iino tried to climb but MAO pulled him down. MAO tried to climb but Oishi pulled him down. Oishi tried to climb… and everyone allowed him to. A reluctant Oishi eventually dived off the ladder.

MAO placed a bunch of chairs together and put Oishi through them with a Package Piledriver. Naya cut off the pin with a Knee Attack to MAO. He then Choke Slammed Oishi onto MAO. Iino did the Spear to Naya but Yoshimura broke up the pin.

Nautilus used their combined strength to give Iino and Double Brainbuster. Katsumata and Ueno fought up to the stage. Katsumata charged Ueno but was given a Back Body Drop off the stage onto everyone below.

Nakamura placed the ladder onto his shoulders and spun around, hitting whoever walked into him. He got on the stage and wanted to climb the ladder again but Nautilus stopped him. Nakamura kicked out of the double team so Ueno set up a table next to the stage. Yoshimura put Nakamura through the table with a Fire Thunder for the three count.

Ueno & Yoshimura addressed the fans after the match then asked if Nakamura was ok. He didn’t move so everyone laughed. They then asked the festival president if DDT can come back next year. He said he would consider it.


January 5, 2020

Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
175 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura when Sakaguchi submitted Nakamura with the Modified Sleeper Hold (8:27).
2. Mad Paulie & El Lindaman defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yukio Naya when Lindaman pinned Naya with a Low Blow (8:58).
3. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) defeated Danshoku Dieno with La Magistral Cradle (10:30).
*V2 for Gorgeous Matsuno.
4. Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & Mizuki Watase defeated HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda when Brookes submitted Honda with the Octopus Stretch (9:53).
5. MAO defeated Makoto Oishi with a Backslide Pin (11:27).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata when Yoshimura pinned Hirata after the Osaka Strad (14:22).
*V1 for Nautilus.
7. New Year Is Good Pro Wrestling! Itabashi Specialty 8-Man Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & T-Hawk defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino when Endo pinned Katsumata with the Shooting Star Press (16:31).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Antonio Honda defeated Saki Akai (c) with a Cradle (8:30 pm).
*Antonio Honda becomes the 1,464th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Antonio Honda (c) with a Right Middle Kick (8:31 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,465th champion.

The business relationship between DAMNATION and #STRONGHEARTS is off to a strong start with a win over ALL OUT. That was the easy part, the hard part is trying to come up with a name for this alliance. Strong Damhearnation? Dastrongheartion? They don’t know!

Nautilus showed respect to Kazuki Hirata after the KO-D Tag Team Titles match. They are all part of DISASTER BOX so the match never got ill tempered. Although at the end of the match Yuki Ueno decided the throw Hirata out of the ring as a prank. Yuki Iino then attacked Naomi Yoshimura at ringside. Iino will be the next challenger for the KO-D Tag Titles with Chihiro Hashimoto.

Keisuke Ishii still wants to offer his assistance to Hirata despite their short lived tag team ending. He found out that Naomichi Marufuji still does not know who Hirata is even though he joined DISASTER BOX two days ago. Ishii promised to make sure Marufuji will remember Hirata from now on.

The NωA must feel like it happened an eternity ago for Makoto Oishi & MAO. It took some tricky mat work that MAO learned from the UK to beat his former idol mentor. He countered the European Clutch into a Backslide Pin with a headstand included for leverage. MAO explained afterwards the he learned the art of pinning opponents from training at the Fight Club: PRO dojo during his stay there. It was confirmed at the start of the show that MAO will face the winner of HARASHIMA Vs Masato Tanaka for the KO-D Openweight Title on 23rd February.

Chris Brookes made it clear he wants to become the first DDT Universal Champion when he comes back for his year long stay in Japan.

Gorgeous Matsuno’s gameplan today was to attack Danshoku Dieno’s arm. Makes sense given how much of a grabby person Dieno is. The work paid off when Matsuno countered the Danshoku Driver and pinned his opponent with La Magistral Cradle. He asked Dieno if his life fell to the bottom at the age of 42. Because Matsuno has fallen and crawled back up many times in life. If Dieno wants to try and take the O-40 Title again, Matsuno will be waiting for him. Dieno never thought he would be beaten so decisively against Matsuno. He still has a specific goal to achieve in wrestling but now he’s thinking he may have to win the O-40 Title from Matsuno to get there.

Today was Yukio Naya’s first match back after having a high fever last week. Both Mad Paulie & El Lindaman are convinced he had the flu and were concerned that Naya was going to spread his germs to them. They came out wearing protective face masks and also a disinfectant spray. Lindaman ended up blinding Naya with the spray behind the ref’s back and gave him a Low Blow for the dirty victory.

Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi still want to have fun while they threaten to change the landscape of DDT. They forced Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura to pose with them over at the fan photo display after their match.

Shunma Katsumata confirmed the news he will be taking a few weeks off for surgery to remove a metal place from his cheek. He will return in February.

The Right To Challenge Anytime Anywhere Battle Royal returns on 26th January. The reason it the match is happening early this year is because the prizes will be active up until “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” in June.