DDT “April Fool 2020” Results 4/4/20

DDT “April Fool 2020” no fans show results from Chiba, Japan 🇯🇵 at 2AW Square and live on DDT Universe on 4/4/20 https://www.ddtpro.com/universe/videos/8372

Konosuke Takeshita pinned Jordan Heatley after a Koumori Tsuri Otoshi. This was Heatley’s debut match.

Kazusada Higuchi won a 2 on 1 Match over Hideki Okaya and Keigo Nakamura by submitting Okaya to a Canadian Backbreaker.

Shunma Katsumata, Akito, and Yukio Naya beat Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie, and Soma Takao when Akito submitted Paulie with a figure four.

Syuri beat Saki Akai by Suzaku submission.

Mike Bailey and MAO went to a no contest with Danshoku Dino and Chris Brookes. It ended up in a wild comedy brawl outside into the parking lot with all four fighting inside of a mini van and driving off the property.

Takeshita came to the ring and said he doesn’t know when fans will be allowed to return for DDT, Tokyo Joshi, and the other DDT Group promotion’s because of the virus pandemic. He said they didn’t even know how long they will be able to broadcast these no fans shows on DDT Universe. He thanked the rosters for continuing to compete and the fans for their support during this chaotic time.

Heatley spoke and thanked everyone for being able to debut on this show. He said he will be going back to Australia but hopes to come back to Japan and compete in front of Japanese fans.

DDT Extreme Champion Shinya Aoki beat Makoto Oishi in a special rules match with a point system based on moving and staying still during different phases. After the match, Aoki said he wants Nakamura to be the next challenger.

KO-D 6-man Tag Team Champions Tetsuya Endo, El Lindaman, and T-Hawk beat Naomi Yoshimura, HARASHIMA, and Yuki Ueno when Lindaman pinned Ueno with a Tiger Suplex.

Danshoku Dino came out to close the show. He had tears in his eyes as he spoke about the virus disrupting all aspects of life including pro wrestling. He said the future is unknown and it’s causing a lot of anxiety.

The next DDT no fans show (virus permitting) is 4/12/20.

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Japan Pro Wrestling Events Canceled In April 2020

This feels like a same old routine with another list of more pro wrestling shows canceled in Japan because of virus pandemic. These are events from the companies frequently covered on this site.

Sendai Girls on 4/22/20. That show was supposed to be second round action of the Jaja Uma Tournament.

ZERO-1 on 4/5/20.

Tokyo Joshi on 4/18/20 and 4/19/20. They will have a no fans allowed live broadcast on DDT Universe on 4/19.

DDT on 4/18/20 and 4/19/20. They too will air a live no fans show on DDT Universe on 4/19.

SEAdLINNNG on 4/20/20.

Big Japan will run a double header still at the moment in Hokkaido on 4/12/20 but the 4/4, 4/6, 4/8, 4/13, and 4/14 dates are all canceled.

Marvelous postponed their 4/29/20 show in Osaka.

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WRESTLE-1 Final Show Results 4/1/20

WRESTLE-1’s last show results from an empty Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan 🇯🇵 on April 1, 2020:

This show will air taped delayed on GAORA in a couple of weeks. No fans were allowed to attend because of the virus but members of the media and select others were there. The company announced weeks ago that it is closing due to financial reasons after about seven years in business.

Yusuke Kodama pinned Takuro Niki after the Mad Splash.

MAZADA, Kenichiro Arai, and Tsugutaka Sato beat Ganseki Tanaka, Ryuji Hijikata, and Ryuki Honda when Sato pinned Honda after an Oklahoma Stampede.

Alejandro pinned Kai Fujimura after the ESO ES TODO DDT.

Andy Wu, El Hijo del Pantera, and Jun Tonsho beat CIMA, Seiki Yoshioka, and Issei Onizuka when Tonsho pinned Onizuka with a Dragon Suplex.

T-Hawk and El Lindaman beat Seigo Tachibana and Manabu Soya when Lindaman pinned Soya.

Takanori Ito pinned Pegaso Iluminar with a German Suplex.

Daiki Inaba, Koji Doi, Kuma Arashi, and Shotaro Ashino beat Keiji Mutoh, Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo, and Masayuki Kono when Arashi pinned Hayashi after a diving senton.

Manabu Soya won a Battle Royal over the rest of the roster on the card.

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Rhino Running For Another Michigan Office

Impact Wrestling’s Rhino (Terrence Gerin) announced his candidacy for the Board of Trustees in Michigan’s Monroe Township where he now lives. He owns Big Daddy’s Boat Yard 69-slip Marina in the Monroe area which opened early last year.

Gerin previously ran for Michigan State Representative in 2016 in Dearborn as Republican losing to Democrat Abdullah Hammoud. It was a bad campaign. He was still with WWE and tried to use his pro wrestling celebrity status for mark votes with ad “endorsements” from Kurt Angle, Nikolai Volkoff, and others in pro wrestling. Voters in the always Democrat stronghold of Dearborn did not take him seriously as a candidate and he was too busy with WWE commitments to focus on home state politics full time.

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DDT Universe Giving Away Tons Of FREE Content

DDT Universe is once again showing its wonderful generosity and value. They will be releasing more past events for free on VOD throughout the month of April until April 30th. Those shows will include DDT, Tokyo Joshi Pro, Ganbare, and now NOAH. You don’t need to sign up to access the selected content.

In addition to these free VOD shows, DDT Universe is free for a month if you sign up for the first time. Signing up will allow you to watch any upcoming live streaming events and their all of the library on VOD.

It’s ¥900 after the first month and billed on the 1st of each month (just like NJPW World and STARDOM World are always billed on the 1st of each month).

I do take things as seriously as a traditional contract between the press and the public here on “Wrestling… with Demons”. I try to be honest, not biased. So in my opinion, and in my personal experience, DDT Universe is the best pro wrestling streaming service out there especially for the price.

They give you several live shows per month between DDT, Tokyo Joshi, and now NOAH. Not every event IS live because of so many shows from each promotion per month, but there is always much to choose from and the other shows get posted up on VOD within a few days so you do eventually get to see everything. There is a translation feature on the site for English and other languages. https://www.ddtpro.com/universe

I have a Firestick and access DDT Universe through the Amazon Silk internet browser on my big screen TV. It works perfectly fine with my internet service and speed. You can also watch it on a smartphone, laptop, etc.

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