DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONDOYAKI~” Results

August 19, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONDOYAKI~”, 19/08/2018
Osaka Nishi Kumin Center
232 Fans – No Vacancy

1. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Akito & Yuki Iino defeated Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Akito pinned Shimatani with the Hanamasa (8:40).
2. My Study Of Toughness ~ Yuni’s Study Of Freedom: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Yuni defeated Antonio Honda, Masahiro Takanashi & Hisaya Imabayashi when Yuni pinned Imabayashi with a School Boy (10:25).
3. Keisuke Okuda defeated Yuki Ueno by Knockout with a Left High Kick (9:45).
4. Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Bailey pinned Iwasaki after the Michinoku Tornado Driver (8:09).
5. Akkun Makorin Dangerous Affair Once A Year 2018: KUDO defeated Makoto Oishi with the Backspin Kick (10:42).
6. RENEGADES Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid when Sasaki submitted Kincaid with the Cross Facelock (15:35).
7. King Of DDT 2018 Best 8 Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Keisuke Ishii when Hirata pinned Sakaguchi with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (17:23).

The finish to the main event had Yukio Sakaguchi missing the God’s Right Knee on Kazuki Hirata. HARASHIMA hit Sakaguchi into the turnbuckles with the Somato then Hirata got the win with the Miracle One Shot Cradle. HARASHIMA was full of praise for Hirata’s accomplishment today. HARASHIMA added that he gave him an assist but still, pinning Sakaguchi is the kind of momentum Hirata needs for the King Of DDT finale next weekend. Hirata ended the show with his “TOKYO GO!” dance because it is rare for him to win a main event match in Osaka. Sakaguchi was so surprised by the result he thought he was dreaming.

KUDO and Makoto Oishi had their annual singles match together with KUDO coming out as the victor. KUDO called the match fun but Oishi is annoyed that he only has one win in the series so far. He doesn’t know when or where their match in 2019 will take place but he will train like mad to prepare for it. KUDO raised a toast to celebrate Oishi’s upcoming marriage.

Antonio Honda complained about being in a 2 Vs 3 Handicap Match. He was told that Yuni was allowed to take part because his school is currently on its summer vacation. Honda said that children are the treasure of Japan but he and Masahiro Takanashi were still going to have a numbers disadvantage. Honda had an idea to even the numbers. He wanted Hisaya Imabayashi to join his team! Imabayashi tried to decline but he was stripped of his suit, revealing he was wearing wrestling trunks underneath. Imabayashi was convinced to take part and the match became 3 Vs 3. He took Yuni lightly until Yuni tripped him with a kick and put him in an Armbar. Imabayashi somehow had better luck fighting against Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi but was pinned by a School Boy from Yuni.

Keisuke Okuda interrupted the announcement of the next Osaka show to demand entry into this year’s Dramatic General Election! With DNA now gone, Okuda wants to move on and leave his mark in DDT. Earlier in the show Okuda defeated Yuki Ueno by High Kicking him to death.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DDT~” Results

August 5, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~DDT~”, 05/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Naomi Kingdom Vs RENEGADES: Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda defeated Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid when Yoshimura pinned Watase with the Shonenba (11:02).
2. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated A.YAZAWA with a Samson Clutch Swingback (12:13).
3. 1 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Sanshiro Takagi when Oishi pinned Takagi with the Miracle Ecstasy onto a Plastic Case (5:54).
*Makoto Oishi wins Sanshiro Takagi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
4. A New Ghost Story You Do Not Know Death Match: Danshoku Dieno & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi & Yasu Urano ended in a Ghost Story (5:00).
5. 4 Way Tag Match – No Tag Rules: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Akito & Shunma Katsumata, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie and Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki when KUDO pinned Katsumata with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:10).
6. Beer Garden Specialty King Of DDT 2018 Customer Lottery 8-Man Tag Match: Kazuki Hirata, Keisuke Ishii, Daisuke Sasaki & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated HARASHIMA, Mike Bailey, MAO & Tetsuya Endo when Hirata pinned MAO with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (18:41).

The annual Fan Lottery tag match gave us HARASHIMA, Mike Bailey, MAO & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazuki Hirata, Keisuke Ishii, Daisuke Sasaki & Yukio Sakaguchi in the main event. Sasaki and Endo wanted to start the match in a neutral corner together but Endo’s teammates had to drag him over to their side of the ring. Sasaki and Endo did end up working together until Bailey & MAO wiped them out with the Skylab Hurricance. Hirata rolled out of the way from MAO’s Cannonball 450. That gave Sakaguchi the chance to hit the God’s Right Knee to MAO and Hirata rolled him into the Miracle Cradle for the three count.

Hirata celebrated and once more showed that the “small fish” in this year’s King Of DDT is on a miracle run! The DDT roster was brought out to the ring for a last round of drinks together along with some dancing. Sanshiro Takagi promoted the busy schedule for the rest of the year. We have the next “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI” in two days time, there are trips to Nagoya and Osaka, there are the monthly Korakuen Hall shows, there is the Dramatic General Election in September and finally of course there is Sumo Hall on 21st October.

Danshoku Dieno, Saki Akai, Toru Owashi and Yasu Urano were given 3 minutes to finish their match before Hisaya Imabayashi could tell his scary story. This was Ueno’s first time taking part in the tradition and he told everyone he had trained himself not to get scared. When Imabayashi came out something strange happened. There was the spirit of a dead child (Yuni) piggybacking on him! Everybody could see him except for Imabayashi and Ueno. Imabayashi was feeling too ill to notice anything while Ueno’s training was turning out to be effective. Ueno convinced Imabayashi to increase the match time limit to 5 minutes. The match went on as normal until the child decided to get in the way and scare all of the wrestlers, except for Ueno who tried not to notice him. The time elapsed and the bell rang so Imabayashi could start his story.

However midway through the story Imabayashi broke into a coughing fit. Dieno suggested he should take a rest and leave. It turned out to be a ruse and Imabayashi made Dieno faint by pointing at him and shouting “It’s you!” He then did it to Ueno, then Akai, then Owashi and finally Yukinori Matsui. Imabayashi then brought out his Atsushi Onita impression and spat water into the audience while “Wild Thing” played. The child spirit joined in until Imabayashi collapsed and died. The lights went out and a spotlight shined over the child…

“I wonder who is next… It’s you!”

Match #3 was in jeopardy when Makoto Oishi came out in his casual clothes and a backpack. He told everyone he came out to say goodbye because he is quitting DDT! Oishi blamed Takagi for burning him out with useless jobs. One example was Takagi making Oishi collect 60 flashlight pens the night before the Tokyo Idol Festival only to never use them at the wrestling matches held there. Takagi also took Oishi’s Right To Challenge Gauntlet from him recently. Super Sasadango Machine offered to hand over his Gauntlet to Oishi but it was turned down out of principal. Oishi isn’t going to team with Takagi today because he is quitting! Sasadango & Nobuhiro Shimatani came up with an idea. Oishi can team with them so they can all beat up Takagi instead. The match went ahead and turned into a crazy mess of slams onto beer cans and plastic cases. The numbers game was too much for Takagi and Oishi pinned him to get his revenge. Oishi’s opinion on everything suddenly changed. DDT is the best! Takagi is the best boss a guy can have! Oishi would do anything for him. We are Dramatic Dream Team!

Antonio Honda went down with a sudden case of love sickness so A.YAZAWA was brought in to replace him in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match. YAZAWA and Kazusada Higuchi danced and drank the night away to different songs until they fell asleep. Matsui almost counted them out when “Thriller” played and the two rose up to dance like zombies. This continued on until Higuchi pinned YAZAWA.

The Naomi Kingdom look to be making themselves comfortable in DDT after a win over RENEGADES.

Kota Umeda is back from injury and made his return in the 4 Way Tag Match. Everybody agreed to make the match No Tag rules so everyone was free to swap out when they wanted to.

And with that, Fighting Beer Garden 2018 has ended! I need a drink.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 2ND ROUND” Results

August 4, 2018

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~ KING OF DDT 2018 2ND ROUND”, 04/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE
457 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. 3 Way Match: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Mad Paulie when Yoshimura pinned Matsunaga with a Lariat (5:55).
2. KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid when KUDO pinned Watase with the Diving Double Knee Drop (4:35).
3. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani & Yuni when Dieno pinned Shimatani with the Danshoku Driver (8:36).
4. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Keisuke Ishii defeated Akito with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (9:41).
5. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Mike Bailey defeated Shunma Katsumata with a Buzzsaw Kick (9:01).
6. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Soma Takao by TKO with the Modified Cobra Clutch (9:46).
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: HARASHIMA defeated Toru Owashi with the Somato (10:57).
8. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: MAO defeated Masahiro Takanashi with the Chile Driver (7:35).
9. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Shooting Star Press (12:41).
10. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Antonio Honda with La Mistica Cross Facelock (18:53).
11. King Of DDT 2018 – Round 2: Kazuki Hirata defeated Tanomusaku Toba with the Sliding Kick (8:20).

The King Of DDT has been whittled down to the final eight. Kazuki Hirata’s miracle run continues with a victory over Tanomusaku Toba in the main event. There was no Gongitsune to be seen as Antonio Honda lose to Daisuke Sasaki in a close bout. Tetsuya Endo put Kazusada Higuchi through a table with the Firebird Splash in the crowd on route to winning his match. Yukio Sakaguchi sent Soma Takao into unconsciousness with the Cobra Clutch. Mike Bailey escaped a Stretch Muffler from Shunma Katsumata and struck a Buzzsaw Kick for the three count. Keisuke Ishii survived a European Clutch to pin Akito with the Double Arm DDT.

For the match between Masahiro Takanashi and MAO, there were several traps laid by Takanashi to distract his opponent. First the match began with KUDO walking out dressed in Makoto Oishi’s NωA costume singing “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU”. Later when MAO chased Takanashi out of the room. He reappeared dragging a person dressed like Takanashi into the ring but it turned out to be Chinsuke Nakamura! All of Takanashi’s distractions couldn’t get him the win though. MAO got the upper hand and hit the Chile Driver on Takanashi to advance.

Toru Owashi had his one major serious performance of the year against his former Disaster-BOX partner HARASHIMA but couldn’t get the win. Owashi felt like it was the last big match he had in him so he will go back to teaming with T2Hide in comedy matches.

The Quarter Final draw took place at the end of the show. The matches taking place at Korakuen Hall on 25th August are Bailey Vs MAO, Endo Vs Hirata, HARASHIMA Vs Sakaguchi and Sasaki Vs Ishii. Hirata closed out the show by dancing to “TOKYO GO”.

Danshoku Dieno booked Yuni on the show today and told him that the summer break is enough time for him to grow up into an adult. Nobuhiro Shimatani swore he would protect Yuni but that was a difficult task with Dieno involved. Yuni got the upper hand when he gave both Dieno and Oishi the Kancho. Yuni also tried to defend Shimatani but he ended up getting the Lip Lock from Dieno. Dieno then pinned Shimatani with the Danshoku Driver.

Continuing on from yesterday’s show, Tomomitsu Matsunaga drank even more beer during his match. He even got Naomi Yoshimura and Mad Paulie to get involved while they wrestled each other.


DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~” Results

May 27, 2018

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 5 ~MAY I KNOW THE RAIN~”, 27/05/2018
Osaka Edion Arena #2
625 Fans – No Vacancy

1. 4 Way Tag Match ~ NAMBARAMBU!: Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda, Mike Bailey & MAO and Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Akito pinned Shimatani with a Modified Facebuster (7:53).
2. Yuni’s Net 2: Danshoku Dieno, Takatimo Dragon & Hiratimo Dragon defeated Makoto Oishi, Saki Akai & Yuni by Disqualification when Yuni unmasked Hiratimo (5:24).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuni defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with a Cradle (5:32 pm).
*Yuni becomes the 1,312th champion.
3. Sumo! Sumo! Sumo! U-Genes!: Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Toru Owashi & Hoshitango when Higuchi pinned Hoshitango with the Doctor Bomb (7:21).
4. Craftsmen Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh when Takanashi pinned Urano with the Takatonic (11:11).
5. Special Single Match ~Steel~: Dick Togo defeated Naomi Yoshimura with the Diving Senton (11:36).
6. Not Serious Mask Man World’s Biggest Battle ~ Special 3 Way Match: Kikutaro defeated Kuishinbo Kamen and Super Sasadango Machine when Kikutaro submitted Sasadango with a Half Crab (8:02).
7. DDT elder brothers Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (w/ Daisuke Sasaki) when HARASHIMA pinned Paulie with the Somato (12:43).
8. Special Single Match ~Sustainable~: Shigehiro Irie defeated Magnitude Kishiwada with the Beast Bomber (19:07).
9. Special Single Match ~Heart~: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Antonio Honda by Knockout with a Bionic Elbow (29:46).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Yuni (c) by Pinfall (8:33 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,313rd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Saki Akai (c) by Pinfall (8:34 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,314th champion.

For almost 30 minutes both Konosuke Takeshita and Antonio Honda fought their hearts out in front of the Osaka crowd. The main event was a Happy Motels reunion with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Yasu Urano accompanying Honda to the ring while Takeshita came out to the Happy Motels entrance theme. Honda acted sentimental when he did his “Gon, The Little Fox” spot, telling Takeshita and the others that if this becomes his last match he does not want it to end. Honda then poked Takeshita in the eyes and hit a Topé Suicida after Takeshita rolled out of the ring to recover. Honda threw many punches and Bionic Elbows to combat against Takeshita’s Lariats. When Takeshita countered a Sleeper Hold into a Blue Thunder Bomb 25 minutes in the match it was clear that both were tired. They narrowly avoided a double countout and continued hitting their big moves until the match devolved into duelling Bionic Elbows. The ended in another double knockdown with Yukinori Matsui beginning to count both of them out again. Takeshita made it to his feet in time but Honda couldn’t. That was enough for Matsui to end the match and declare Takeshita the winner by KO. After the match Takeshita talked about going to see his brother’s high school soccer game earlier in the day. It made him think about his own high school days and he realised he spent all of his time outside of school with wrestlers like Honda, Urano and Hiroshi. That time of his life was a happy won because he was wrestling in Happy Motels. There was only one thing about it he didn’t like and that was never getting the chance to wrestle a meaningful match with Honda. He got that today. Honda thanked Takeshita for the match and said he was glad to wrestle him for 30 minutes today.

Shigehiro Irie Vs Magnitude Kishiwada immediately started with a ringside brawl. Kishiwada attacked Irie with a chair, targeting Irie’s arms whenever he could. Kishiwada continued the heavy attacks by doing the Last Ride and the Diving Body Press plus more chairshots. Irie fought back with a Death Valley Bomb as well as Beast Bombers to counter Kishiwada’s Lariats. The Beast Bombers as well as the Cannonball Drop wore down Kishiwada until one more Beast Bomber kept him down for the three count. After the match Irie said he wanted to become a pro wrestler after watching figures like Kishiwada and Kengo Takai compete all over Osaka. Irie not only achieved his dream but he is also now the KO-D Openweight Champion. However, Irie is still not satisfied. There are still many things he must learn to become stronger and stronger. Irie asked Kishiwada to plese fight him again some day. Kishiwada told him they had a good match today and he shook his hand. He then told Irie to defend the KO-D Title many times so he can become Osaka’s strongest wrestler!

Kikutaro, Kuishinbo Kamen and Super Sasadango Machine all found ways to get Matsui involved in their match. Sasadango had Kamen pinned after a Diving Knee Drop but Kikutaro grabbed Sasadango’s leg and applied a Crab Hold to make him submit.

Naomi Yoshimura said he experienced a similar feeling from wrestling Dick Togo to the one he got when he wrestled Akebono.

The usual unmasking tricks by Hiratimo Dragon made Yuni cry when he was disqualified for it. Makoto Oishi tried to cheer him up but it was a trap! Yuni caught him in a Small Package and pinned him to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Later at the end of the show Saki Akai encouraged Yuni to join her in the ring to say goodbye to the fans. That too was a trap for Akai to win the belt from Yuni. Oishi came back out, pinned Akai to take back the title and ran off. The show then closed with Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi singing to the audience.

Turns out Akito’s recovery time was a short one. He was back in action competing in the opener and even got the winning pinfall. He made fun of Shunma Katsumata for only signing up for the standard membership at Gold’s Gym instead of the Master membership. While Katsumata is preparing to go after the KO-D Tag Team Titles, Akito personally wants to challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

Matsui wanted to give out the opening announcements but Hisaya Imabayashi wouldn’t let him. Yuki Iino was ordered to hold Matsui back in the corner while Imabayashi finished the segment.


DDT “DDT MUSIC! 2018” Results

April 15, 2018

DDT “DDT MUSIC! 2018”, 15/04/2018
Osaka City Yodogawa Citizen Center
360 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Saki Akai & Yuni when Hirata pinned Yuni with the One Shot Miracle Cradle (9:18).
2. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii defeated Soma Takao & Daiki Shimomura when Ishii pinned Shimomura with an Elevated Half Crab (9:53).
3. Naniwa 2 Big Single Match: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Mizuki Watase with the Throwaway Power Bomb (10:37).
4. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi defeated Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Oishi pinned Shimatani with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (12:05).
5. Naniwa 2 Big Single Match: HARASHIMA defeated Mad Paulie with the Somato (7:08).
6. Tomorrow Is Good! Osaka Specialty 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, KUDO and Daisuke Sasaki when Irie pinned Sasaki with the Beast Bomber (12:57).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Be Legend Presents: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda (c) defeated Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO when Ueno pinned Bailey with the Frog Splash (19:34).
*V1 for Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda.

The main event title match was entirely an DNA affair. Kota Umeda credited Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda for the victory and he thanked Takeda for coming over from Triple Six to wrestle in DDT and DNA. The team advertised the first DNA show in Osaka that will take place on 16th July.

Both Daisuke Sasaki and KUDO wanted to get in the way of Konosuke Takeshita and Shigehiro Irie’s situation during the 4 Way Match. When Takeshita and Irie did get to fight each other, Irie ended up getting the upper hand. At one point Irie gave Takeshita a Piledriver on top of Sasaki! KUDO missed the Diving Double Knee Drop to Sasaki and both of them were hit by Irie’s Running Cannonball. Irie got the win with the Beast Bomber to Sasaki. He told Takeshita afterwards he will take the KO-D Openweight Title from him by all means necessary on 29th April. Takeshita said he cannot lose the title to somebody who does not love DDT. He promised the Osaka crowd he will return to the city as the champion still.

HARASHIMA had to put up a bigger fight than usual when facing Mad Paulie given Paulie’s current state. Paulie brawled around ringside wearing a collar and leash around his neck. HARASHIMA grabbed the leash and pulled it through the ropes to choke Paulie against the corner post with the collar. Paulie overpowered HARASHIMA with splashes and a Fisherman Buster. But HARASHIMA recovered and knocked out Paulie with the Somato to win. He called “Red Paulie” strong but HARASHIMA is ready to challenge for the DDT Extreme Title so nobody could stop him today.

Keisuke Ishii is getting ready for a shot at Ken Ohka and the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. He feels that Ohka has been in bad condition recently and thinks he has calmed down from his “Major Wrestling” push for Ganbare☆Wrestling. In fact, Ishii said Okha has become weak ever since he got married! Ganpuro wrestler and DDT cameraman Yumehito Imanari got into an argument with Ishii over his opinions during his post-match interview.

Kazuki Hirata gave Yuni a Low Blow to set him up for the Miracle Cradle finish. Hirata was thrilled to win a match over the kid. The crowd booed him so he tried to win them back over by dancing. Yuni stopped him with a Hurricanrana and told him they will continue to battle against each other.


Catching Up On The News – DDT

April 14, 2018

DDT “DDT MUSIC! 2018”, 15/04/2018
Osaka City Yodogawa Citizen Center

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Soma Takao & Daiki Shimomura
2. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Saki Akai & Yuni
4. Naniwa 2 Big Single Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Naniwa 2 Big Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Mad Paulie
6. Tomorrow Is Good! Osaka Specialty 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs KUDO Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Be Legend Presents: Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda (c) Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO

Yukio Sakaguchi was originally supposed to be on this show but will miss it due to a scheduling conflict. Saki Akai takes his place.

Mad Paulie is now in a red rage because of the springtime. Daisuke Sasaki’s anger over HARASHIMA getting the next DDT Extreme Title shot might also have something to do with it. Paulie can only be calmed down and controlled in this condition with porno magazines.

Yuni is jealous of Nicholas, the ten year old boy who won the Raw Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania last weekend. It didn’t help when Sanshiro Takagi joked about searching for Nicholas’s booking details for a tour.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #2”, 17/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi Vs Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Rekka
1. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Kota Umeda Vs Maki Ito
2. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Yuki Ueno Vs MAO
3. 4 Way Tag Match: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito & Makoto Oishi Vs Ken Ohka & Lady Beard
4. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda
5. ALL OUT Vs Irie-gun: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
6. Tradition Of The Soul: Danshoku Dino Vs Naomi Yoshimura
7. Maji Manji Tournament – Final: X Vs X

The winner of the Maju Manji tournament will get the full backing of AbemaTV. The semi-finals have a 5 minute time limit and the final has a 10 minute time limit.

Mizuki Watase looks to be Shigehiro Irie’s only ally right now. Watase stood in Irie’s corner for his return match at the start of the month.

DDT “SHIN SYU VERY MUCH! 2018”, 22/04/2018
Nagano Art Center Act Park

1. Antonio Honda Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii Vs Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
4. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase
6. DDT Nagano Sales Manager Toru Owashi Local Triumph! “Owashi And Funny Friends Part 3” Special 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuki Ueno Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine

Since the show is in Nagano, DDT’s Nagano resident Toru Owashi is in charge of putting it together.

DDT “VIDEO TEAM BOX OFFICE – BETAMANIA”, 23/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. DT-YUTA Produce Match ~Rotten Bad And Rotten Edge~: 726 Vs KUDO
2. Goodbye Fukuda…Honorable! Crushing! Explosion! Special Exhibition Match!: Ryuhei Fukuda Vs Keisuke Ishii

Yumehiteo Imanari and DT-YUTA from the video team are also scheduled to wrestle.

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #3”, 01/05/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Gota Ihashi 5 Match Series – 2nd Battle: Kendo Kashin Vs Gota Ihashi
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs X & X

Maji Manji gets its first title match on episode #3.


DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? ~DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~LAST REQUEST SPECIAL!~” Results

September 24, 2017

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? ~DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~LAST REQUEST SPECIAL!~”, 24/09/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,465 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Diego defeated Daiki Shimomura with the VHS (5:22).
1. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase when Katsumata pinned Watase with the Firebird Splash (7:46).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Disposable Chopsticks defeated Yuu (c) by Pinfall (12:29 pm).
*Disposable Chopsticks becomes the 1,268th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Royce Isaacs defeated Disposable Chopsticks (c) with the Miracle Ass (12:30 pm).
*Royce Isaacs becomes the 1,269th champion.
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Yuni defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with an Inverted Hurricanrana (15:41).
2a. Antonio Honda eliminated Royce Isaacs (c) with a School Boy (6:08).
*Antonio Honda becomes the 1,270th champion.
2b. Yuni eliminated Matsuno Collection A.T. with the 2nd Rope Sky Twister Press (7:47).
2c. Akito eliminated Sanshiro Takagi by Ring Out (9:25).
2d. Yoshihiko eliminated Antonio Honda (c) with the Reincarnation (12:34).
*Yoshihiko becomes the 1,271st champion.
2e. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Yoshihiko (c) with a Vertical Drop Fire Thunder (14:15).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,282nd champion.
2f. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (15:08).
*V1 for Kazuki Hirata.
2g. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Keisuke Ishii by Ring Out (15:09).
*V2 for Kazuki Hirata.
2h. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Makoto Oishi by Ring Out (15:13).
*V3 for Kazuki Hirata.
2i. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Akito by Ring Out (15:15).
*V4 for Kazuki Hirata.
2j. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Yuu by Ring Out (15:20).
*V5 for Kazuki Hirata.
2k. Yuu eliminated Kazuki Hirata (c) with an Inverted Hurricanrana (15:41).
*Yuu becomes the 1,273rd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Yuni (c) with a Backbreaker (12:49 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,274th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with the Last Ride (12:50 pm).
*Yuu becomes the 1,275th champion.
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Rocky Kawamura & Ryuichi Sekine defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai when Kawamura pinned Sakai with a Diving Body Attack Switch Back (7:20).
4. Soma Takao & Yasu Urano defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Takao pinned Paulie with La Magistral Cradle (8:58).
5. DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match That Danshoku Producer Wants To Show Everyone But Is Worried Whether It Will Be Suitable Content – Loser Leaves House: Danshoku Dino defeated Super Sasadango Machine with the Danshoku Driver (7:33).
6. DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match That Danshoku Producer Wants To Show Everyone: KUDO defeated HARASHIMA with the Diving Double Knee Drop (18:43).
7. KO-D Openweight Title, DDT Extreme Title & Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (E/c) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) and Ken Ohka (I/c) when Sasaki submitted Ohka with the Cross Facelock (21:46).
*V6 for Daisuke Sasaki. V8 for Konosuke Takeshita. Ken Ohka fails in V4. Daisuke Sasaki becomes the 25th Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion! Daisuke Sasaki wins Ken Ohka’s 714,146 yen!

Three champions entered the main event. One would leave with two titles, one would leave without a belt and the odd one out would be doing alright actually. Konosuke Takeshita and Daisuke Sasaki already have a lot of history with each other over the KO-D Openweight Title. The wild card was Ken Ohka. Not only was he defending the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title but earlier in the week Sasaki stole his bank account details! Sasaki did it because he thinks his own DDT Extreme Title is more valuable so he’d rather win Ohka’s money instead of the Indy Jr. Title. So now Ohka was fighting for both his championship and his money. This was confirmed when Hisaya Imabayashi took in Ohka’s savings book along with the three title belts during the ring introductions. Alliances were made and broken all throughout the match. Takeshita had Sasaki set up for the finish when he went into position for a Power Bomb but Ohka cut him off with the Fire Spear. Ohka then rallied the crowd and waited for Sasaki to get up for the Fire Spear. It all went wrong and Sasaki countered the Spear into the Cross Facelock. Ohka pulled himself over to the ropes but Sasaki rolled him back into the middle of the ring. Ohka tapped out before Takeshita could break the hold. As a result, Sasaki is still the DDT Extreme Champion and is now the new Independent Jr. Champion! Oh, and he now also claims all 714,146 yen of Ken Ohka’s money!

Sasaki was then informed he will have to defend the Indy Jr. Title against Shiori Asahi in K-DOJO for their 15th October show in Korakuen Hall. Takeshita is still the KO-D Champion and the result counts as a successful title defence for him. His next defence will be on 22nd October at Korakuen against the Dramatic General Election winner or if he wins the election, an opponent of his choice. Sadly for Ohka, he leaves with nothing. Sasaki told Takeshita that their grudge hasn’t been settled yet. If the fans want to see that happen, vote for Sasaki! He was told to stop campaigning inside the ring because it is against the rules. Sasaki leaned away from his comments and said of course he doesn’t know when they will fight each other again. Sasaki ended the show with a message to everyone watching whether it was on AbemaTV, Samurai! TV, DDT UNIVERSE, in Japan and around the world. He is “Charisma” Daisuke Sasaki! You only have to remember his name. Mother Earth and the DDT ring will turn to the centre of DAMNATION!

One of the longest relationships in DDT’s 20 year history was revisited when HARASHIMA faced KUDO. They have been both tag partners and enemies throughout their careers. Plenty of kicks and Diving Knee Drops were on offer. HARASHIMA’s Somato was countered with KUDO using his own Double Knee Kick. KUDO went for the Diving Double Knee Drop aiming for the back of HARASHIMA’s head but HARASHIMA rolled out of the way. HARASHIMA climbed the ropes but KUDO kicked him off and left him to dangle upside down by his legs. KUDO then hit the Diving Double Knee Drop to the outside. HARASHIMA fought back as much as he could but couldn’t outkick KUDO. He finally fell down to a Buzzsaw Kick and was pinned with the Diving Double Knee Drop. In his post-match interview KUDO said he was greatful for HARASHIMA’s “special existence” because their matches inspire him. KUDO was also happy because his family was in the audience today and they got to see him wrestle. HARASHIMA was disappointed he lost but hopes his rivalry with KUDO will continue for another 21 or 22 years. He does not want his rivalry to end with a loss.

Entire homes were supposedly on the line for the Danshoku Dino Vs Super Sasadango Machine bout. It was a Loser Leaves House match where whoever lost would be forced to move out of their current home. Sasadango was accompanied by Muscle Sakai but Sakai quickly moved over to a laptop so he could show off a PowerPoint Presentation titled “Consideration On Traceability Of Masked Wrestlers In The Professional Wrestling Industry”. Sakai has been busy away from wrestling, balancing careers in both film making and the molding industry. He is so busy that it leaves him feeling sluggish. One of the problems relating to this is he lives a double life as Super Sasadango Machine. Sakai’s solution was to sell all rights of the Super Sasadango Machine gimmick to a company called CyberAdango to form a subsidiary called M&A.

The subsidiary will rent out the Sasadango gimmick to other wrestlers, which explains how Sakai and Sasadango could be seen together recently. Sakai then revealed that the massive rookie Yuki Ino is renting the Sasadango gimmick and is the person currently under the mask. Also part of the deal allows Sakai and Sasadango to still be recognised as one person so they will be fighting Dino two on one even though it is still officially a singles match. Finally, Sakai said his plan for the match was to poke Dino in the eyes and blind him with the Iron Claw. Sakai then put on his Sasadango gear and entered the match. His plan worked perfectly during the match until Ino pulled off his own Sasadango mask and tights to reveal Danshoku tights underneath! Ino gave Sakai the Lip Lock then threw him into Dino for the Danshoku Driver. The referee raised both Dino and Ino’s hands in victory even though Ino looked embarrased. Sakai was furious at Ino for betraying him. Ino admitted he switched sides when Dino gave him the Lip Lock during the match. In the post-match interview both Dino and Sakai ignored questions about if the match stipulation would be upheld.

Some miscommunication between Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie cost them their match against Soma Takao & Yasu Urano. Paulie’s Corner Splash to Takao missed and instead squashed Endo by mistake. Paulie was so concerned over Endo that he couldn’t fight out of Takao’s La Magistral Cradle and was pinned.

Ryuichi Sekine wanted to get his hands on Saki Akai but wound up getting blocked. Meanwhile Yukio Sakaguchi and Rocky Kawamura had a strike duel that ended in a stalemate when Sakaguchi’s High Kick met with Kawamura’s Straight Mix Punch. Akai hit a Diving Cross Body on Kawamura but he used the momentum to roll backwards on top of her for the pin.

Yuu spent the early part of the show being chased by other wrestlers who wanted the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. She found a room to hide in, ate some katsudon with chopsticks and took a nap afterwards. Yukinori Matsui entered the room and saw the chopstick were on top of Yuu’s chest. 1…2…3! The Disposable Chopsticks were now the champion! Royce Isaacs suddenly appeared and snapped the chopsticks in half with his Miracle Ass. Now he is the champion. Isaacs then went out to the ring to defend the belt in a Battle Royal. Sanshiro Takagi entered the match still wearing his suit from the earlier announcement at the start of the show. Matsuno Collection A.T. took part in the match instead of Gorgeous Matsuno. Antonio Honda distracted Isaacs with a story about “Gon, The Little Fox” mixed in with Lupin III called “Lupine III”. The trick worked, Honda poked Isaacs’s in the eyes and pinned him with a School Boy to win the title. Yoshihiko then pinned Honda to become champion. Kazuki Hirata grabbed Yoshihiko and used it to hit Yuni with. Hirata then pinned Yoshihiko with a Fire Thunder Driver to win the belt. Hirata went on to eliminate five opponents in quick succession by using his HIRATA GO! glasses to make them dance and drop their guards. Only Yuni was left and the kid pinned Hirata with a Hurricanrana to win the title and the Battle Royal! Yuni celebrated with Makoto Oishi who lifted him up on his shoulder. Oishi then betrayed Yuni and gave him a Backbreaker to win the belt from him! His moment of glory was cut short when Yuu returned. She flipped him over with a throw and dropped him with the Last Ride to regain her title. She was then chased away from ringside by more wrestlers. When Yuu was finally safe and alone, she had an interview and revealed that she does the Last Ride in dedication to the late Super Uchu Power. She was very happy to do it in a DDT Korakuen Hall show. Yuu said she loves the Iron Man Title the most in the world and wonders if there is anybody else who cherishes it as much as she does.

The show kicked off with an NωA musical performance. While they were singing, Yuu appeared with the Iron Man Title and she was chased around the ring by other wrestlers. When she escaped, the match went on as normal and NωA won. Shunma Katsumata & MAO cut off Kouki Iwasaki and focused their attacks on Mizuki Watase. MAO hit Watase with the Screw High Kick and Katsumata got rid of Iwasaki with a Lightning Spiral. Katsumata then pinned Watase with the Firebird Splash.

Diego rolled away from Daiki Shimomura’s Swanton Bomb then hit him with the VHS to win the dark match.

The DDT roster including wrestlers from DNA, BASARA, Tokyo Joshi Pro and Ganbare☆Wrestling gathered in the ring for the announcement of the company becoming a member of CyberAgent group. Sanshiro Takagi was accompanied by the president of CyberAgent, Susumu Fujita. Takagi told everyone he is staying on as the company president and will continue to run DDT as normal. He brought up AbemaTV as a CyberAgent property that is influential among the younger generation. DDT can now use that to their advantage. With this new relationship, Takagi wants DDT to become the No. 1 pro wrestling company in the industry! Susumu admitted he was not a pro wrestling fan but enjoyed watching DDT’s Street Wrestling and Beer Garden shows. He even attended the Beer Garden show hosted by Danshoku Dino and Super Sasadango Machine and came away impressed by DDT’s vision of pro wrestling. He assures all of the fans that he does not want DDT to change at all. He wants to make DDT bigger of course but has faith in Takagi’s leadership to make DDT No. 1 in the future. Takagi then rallied the wrestlers group by group. DDT will make the next step. The DDT wrestlers cheered. DNA will make the next step. The DNA wrestlers cheered. BASARA will make the next step. The BASARA wrestlers cheered. Tokyo Joshi will make the next step. The Joshi wrestlers cheered. Ganpuro will make the next step. Ken Ohka cheered then realised he was the only Ganpuro wrestler in the ring.

Takagi reappeared at the end of the show to remind everyone he will continue to be DDT president and as president he will continue to enrich the pro wrestling world.

The schedule for the first ever D King Grand Prix was revealed. There will be 8 shows featuring tournament matches starting on 5th January in Shinjuku FACE with the final taking place at Korakuen Hall on 28th January.

DDT will be teaming up with Ring☆Dream once more to produce a 3rd wrestling show together on 16th December. Two new characters for the game based on DDT wrestlers will be unveiled at next month’s Korakuen show.

DDT will do two matches at the Tokyo Ramen Show 2017 on 26th October.