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.
Long night and morning here at “Wrestling… with Demons”. This show started with pre-show matches at 14:00 and the main show came on after 15:00.
Masato Kamino, Hiroshi Kazato, and Shuhei Washida beat Mizuki Watase, and Keigo Nakamura when Kazato pinned Nakamura.
Hikari Noa, YUMI, Mahiro Kiryu, and Suzume beat Raku, Pom Harajuku, Haruna Neko, and Mirai Maiumi when Noa pinned Harajuku after the uranage throw.
A Chair (yes, a chair💺) pinned Shota to win the Iron Man HeavyMetal Title.
Another Chair beat Chair to win the Iron Man HeavyMetal Title.
Iron Man HeavyMetal Title Battle Royal: Yuki Kamifuku pinned Chair to win the title. SAGAT pinned Kamifuku to win the title. Gorgeous Matsuno won the title from SAGAT. Kazuki Hirata as last person out of the match as champion. Mina Shirakawa, Toru Owashi, and HARUKAZE were also in this.
The Ultimate Party-
Isami Kodaka pinned Sanshiro Takagi.
Danshoku Dino, Asuka, Yuki Ino, Mizuki, and Trans AM Hiroshi won the KOD 10-Man Tag Team Titles from Super Sasadango Machine, Yuna Manase, Makoto Oishi, Jiro Kuroshio, and Hiroshi Yamato when Ino pinned Machine after a spear.
Yuki Ueno and Naomi Yoshimura won a Tag Team Gauntlet Match over Cody Hall and Yukio Naya… Nodoka Tenma and Yuki Anio.. Yukio Sakaguchi and Ryota Nakatsu… Scuichiro Katsumura and Kouki Iwasaki… Chris Brookes and Maki Ito.
Independent World Junior Champion Keisuke Ishii pinned Fuminori Abe after a kick.
UWA World 6-man Champions Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano, and Yasu Urano won a 3-Way Match over Mad Paulie, Tetsuya Endo, and Nobuhiro Shimatani… Ken Ohka, Miss Mongol, and Yumeto Imasei when Tsukamoto pinned Shimatani.
Miu Watanabe and Rika Tatsumi won the Princess Tag Team Titles from Sakisama and Misao when Tatsumi pinned Misao after the missile hip. Sakisama and Misao were booked incredible in their entire reign. They defended the titles in rare events like this and wrestled tons on non-title matches. Even in non-title matches fans didn’t care that the titles weren’t on the line, they just wanted to see someone beat them and humble them.
KO-D Tag Team Champions Daisuke Sasaki and Soma Takao won a 4-Way Match over Minoru Fujita and Daiki Shimomura… Shunma Katsumata and Akito… FUMA and Yusuke Kubo.
Masahiro Takanashi won the Union Max Title from Ryuichi Sekine.
Yuka Sakazaki won the Princess of Princess Title from Shoko Nakajima by pin after the Magical Girl Splash.
Kenny Omega and Riho beat Antonio Honda and Miyu Yamashita when Omega pinned Honda after the One Winged Angel.
DDT Extreme Champion HARASHIMA won the KO-D Openweight Title from Konosuke Takeshita.
Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma, and Yuki Aino vs. Yuna Manase, Natsumi Maki, and Himawari Unagi
Tatsumi pinned Unagi after the missile hip attack.
Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, and Mizuki Watase vs. Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, and Nobuhiro Shimatani
Iino pinned Shimatani after a spear.
Kota Umeda and Kouki Iwasaki vs. Ryota Nakatsu and Kazusada Higuchi
Higuchi pinned Umeda.
Saki Akai vs. Yoshiko
Yoshiko got the pin after a diving senton off the top rope when Saki kicked out of the diving senton from the second rope seconds earlier.
This was good. Yoshiko dominated the first few minutes with clubbing forearms to the chest and driving double knees to the back.
They managed to escape everything they gave to each other for a series of near falls. Yoshiko gave her the swinging sleeper but Saki eventually got her foot on the ropes.
DDT Extreme Champion Akito vs. Asuka in a IPPON Light Tube Death Match
This is pin, submission, or breaking the light tube on opponent to win.
Akito won in an odd finish after Asuka gave him a roundhouse kick to the head and it broke the light tube on his head. The referee declared Akito the winner and still champion.
The referee gently hung the light tube in the middle of the ropes before the bell. Right at the bell they both immediately tried to shove each other into it but managed to stop just short of a collision.
After some basic wrestling Akito unhooked the light tube and threw it at Asuka. She caught it and gently put it down on the mat.
They did all kinds of moves and holds on each other right around the light tube as if they were dancing around it while trying to counter each other with moves.
Akito slammed Asuka off the top rope while she held the light tube in her hands but she was able to land without breaking it.
Asuka gave Akito a German Suplex while he held the light tube but maintained control so it didn’t break.
Asuka leaped over the light tube as it was set up on two chairs in the ring and she gave Akito a shotgun dropkick.
Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship Delayed Entry Battle Royal
Lucky Ikeda is the Champion coming into the match and he starts things off at #1. This is a Rumble style match but with pins, submissions, and over the top rope for eliminations. The title can change hands at any time during the match.
These matches are always a cluster so we’ll try to cover the highlights.
Gorgeous Matsuno immediately pinned Ikeda to win the title then Tomomitsu Matsunaga pinned Matsuno immediately to win it.
Mad Paulie pins Matsunaga to win the title.
Yuki Kamifuku from Tokyo Joshi Pro enters.
Kazuki Hirata wins the title.
Here comes Joey Ryan to enter.
Yukio Sakaguchi won the match and is the new champion.
Yukio Naya vs. Hideki Suzuki
Suzuki won by an arm submission.
MAO and Mike Bailey vs. Chris Brookes and Masahiro Takahashi
Brookes pinned MAO after a double underhook piledriver and superkick double team finisher.
Good match with lots of high flying and dangerous looking stuff. There was a series toward the finish where they were exchanging German Suplexes and Bailey rolled on his neck really bad. He tried to get back in the ring to make the save so hopefully he was okay.
Super Sasadango Machine vs. Sanshiro Takagi in a Weapons Rumble to determine the inaugural O-40 Champion
Takagi got the pin in a long match after slamming Machine over a couple of stacked plastic containers in the ring.
The concept was like a Rumble match, but instead of ten people coming out every couple of minutes, people brought out ten different weapons for Machine and Takagi to use on each other.
One of the weapons Machine used on Takagi was a medical technician who came out to the ring to draw blood from Takagi’s arm. Machine then immediately worked over the area of the arm where the blood was drawn from.
Miyako Matsumoto came out to help Takagi as a weapon and she gave Machine a diving double stomp. Matsumoto left Ice Ribbon earlier today. She asked Takagi if she can be part of DDT now (and I assume sister group TJPW too). He agreed.
After the match, Takagi cut a promo. He said he’s not retiring. On June 7, 2020 they will have a show at Saitama Super Arena. He said he wants to sell it out.
Shinya Aoki vs.Danshoku Dieno
Aoki won with a sleeper in the 4th Round in a mostly comedy match with some mat wrestling mixed in.
This was an MMA Rules Match with 10 rounds at three minutes. Mina Shirakawa from Tokyo Joshi Pro was the round card girl.
Iino was the round card guy for the second round in a comedy bit.
KO-D Tag Team Champions Daisuke Sasaki and Soma Takao vs. HARASHIMA and Yasu Urano
Takao pinned Urano after a reverse Gory Special Bomb in a good one. I apologize for the lack of details but it’s almost 6am EST time and the show started a little after 12am.
Joey Ryan came out after the match and said he and Hiroshi Yamato will challenge for the Tag Titles on Sunday at Korakuen Hall.
KO-D Openweight Champion Tetsuya Endo vs. Konosuke Takeshita
Takeshita won the title by Walls of Takeshita submission in a match of the year candidate in 31:38.
They stated out trying to get the quick pins on each other with quick roll ups. Tons of drama with near falls at the end.
Chris Brookes came out and challenged Takeshita to a title match at the show on Sunday at Korakuen.
Takeshita did a classy promo and put over DDT and everyone else on the show. He said they want to make DDT the top promotion in the world.
There is word that DDT is planning on adding English content to DDT Universe. I assume that could mean English commentary because the website already has an option to translate the written text from Japanese to English and other languages.