Dramatic Dream Team

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Dramatic Dream Team
Industry Professional wrestling
Founded 1997
Founder Sanshiro Takagi
Headquarters Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Japan
Owner Sanshiro Takagi
Website www.ddtpro.com

DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDTプロレスリング DDT Puroresuringu?) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded in 1997 by Sanshiro Takagi. DDT, also written as D2T, stands for Dramatic Dream Team, which was the promotion's official name from 1997 to 2009. It became one of the top names in Japanese indy wrestling by creating a unique Sports Entertainment style with a Japanese puroresu flair to the matches.

DDT started producing pay-per-view digests of its product on DirectTV during late 1999 to 2003 when they finally got an hour's timeslot on Samurai TV, Japan's premier sports channel which shows a lot of professional wrestling from both Japan and the United States.

The cards' matches tend to be a mix of Japanese lucharesu, semi-worked shoot-style, hardcore brawling and comedy matches. DDT is in many ways a parody of American pro wrestling, particularly World Wrestling Entertainment, using over-the-top gimmicks (most notably Danshoku Dino) as well as unique match types including a hardcore match in a campsite (which featured use of bottle rockets as weapons), an "Office Deathmatch" (where the ring was set up to resemble a section of an office building, complete with cubicle walls and computers), and a "Silence Match" (where wrestlers were forbidden to make loud noises, resulting in slow-motion chops and punches and featuring the commentary team speaking in a faux-whisper).

DDT was the parent promotion of Union Pro Wrestling, which held events approximately twice a month,[1] and is the parent of Tokyo Joshi Pro, which was founded in June 2012.[2]

DDT celebrated its 15th anniversary on August 18, 2012, by holding its first ever event in Nippon Budokan.[3]

On August 17, 2015, it was announced that Union Pro would be folding after its 10th anniversary event on October 4, 2015.[4] Three days after its folding, Union was replaced by a new promotion named Pro Wrestling Basara, which launched in January 2016.[5]

Championships[edit]

Active[edit]

DDT currently has 6 recognized championships,[6] the top titles being the KO-D (King of DDT) championships.

Championship Current champion(s) Defeated Date won Days held Location
KO-D Openweight Championship Konosuke Takeshita Daisuke Sasaki May 29, 2016 61 Tokyo, Japan
KO-D Tag Team Championship Kai and Ken Ohka Daisuke Sasaki and Shuji Ishikawa July 3, 2016 26 Fukuoka, Japan
KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship Vacant Team Drift
(Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie and Soma Takao)
May 29, 2016 61 Tokyo, Japan
Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship Candice LeRae Joey Ryan July 28, 2016 1 San Diego, CA
DDT Extreme Division Championship LiLiCo Super Sasadango Machine May 29, 2016 61 Tokyo, Japan
King of Dark Championship Yumehito Imanari Gota Ihashi May 21, 2016 69 Kasukabe, Japan

Inactive[edit]

Championship Last champion(s) Defeated Date won Location
DDT Jiyugaoka Six-Person Tag Team Championship Shit Heart♥Foundation
(Hikaru Sato, Michael Nakazawa and Tomomitsu Matsunaga)
Great Kojika, Mr. #6 and Riho November 3, 2010 Tokyo, Japan
Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship
(also recognized by Big Japan and El Dorado among others)
Hiroki Daigoro Kashiwa November 6, 2011 Tokyo, Japan
UWA World Trios Championship Disaster-Box
(Harashima, Toru Owashi and Yukihiro Abe)
Shit Heart♥Foundation
(Hikaru Sato, Michael Nakazawa and Tomomitsu Matsunaga)
December 26, 2010 Tokyo, Japan

Annual tournaments[edit]

Tournament Last winner(s) Last held Location
Dramatic Sousenkyo Isami Kodaka October 7, 2015 Tokyo, Japan
King of DDT Shuji Ishikawa June 26, 2016 Tokyo, Japan

Roster[edit]

Ken Ohka

DDT Pro-Wrestling[edit]

Ring name Notes
Akito
Antonio Honda Freelancer
Cherry
Daisuke Sasaki
Danshoku Dino
DJ Nira Freelancer
Gorgeous Matsuno
Gota Ihashi
Harashima
Hoshitango
Kai KO-D Tag Team Champion
Wrestle-1
Kazuki Hirata
Keisuke Ishii
Ken Ohka KO-D Tag Team Champion
Ganbare☆Puroresu
Konosuke Takeshita KO-D Openweight Champion
Kudo Inactive; knee injury
Ladybeard
LiLiCo DDT Extreme Division Champion
Makoto Oishi
Masa Takanashi
Masayuki Mitomi Freelancer
Saki Akai Oscar Promotion
Sanshiro Takagi
Seiya Morohashi Freelancer
Shigehiro Irie Inactive; on an indefinite learning excursion
Shuji Ishikawa Freelancer
Soma Takao
Super Sasadango Machine World Aipoke Champion
Freelancer
Tetsuya Endo
Tomomitsu Matsunaga
Toru Owashi Freelancer
Yasu Urano
Yoshihiko
Yukio Sakaguchi

DDT New Attitude[edit]

Ring name Notes
Dai Suzuki
Daiki Shimomura
Guanchulo
Kazusada Higuchi
Kota Umeda
Kouki Iwasaki
Mao Inoue
Mizuki Watase
Nobuhiro Shimatani
Rainbow Kawamura
Rekka
Suguru Miyatake
Syunma Katsumata

Pro Wrestling Basara[edit]

Ring name Notes
Daichi Kazato
Fuma
Isami Kodaka
Ryota Nakatsu
Ryu Gouma
Ryuichi Sekine
Sagat
Takumi Tsukamoto
Trans-Am★Hiroshi
Yusuke Kubo

Tokyo Joshi Pro[edit]

Ring name Notes
Ai Shimizu Freelancer
Akane Miura
Azusa Takigawa
Chikage Kiba
Erin
Hyper Misao
Kanna
Marika Kobashi
Miyu Yamashita Tokyo Princess of Princess Champion
Mizuho
Nodoka Onesan
Nonoko
Rika Tatsumi
Syoko Nakajima
Yuka Sakazaki
Yuu

Staff[edit]

  • Amon Tsurumi – DDT General Manager
  • Daisuke Kiso – Referee
  • Hosomi no Shy Boy – Ring announcer
  • Mic Inoue – Time keeper
  • Minami Momochi – Tokyo Joshi Pro ring announcer
  • Rikiya Shindo – Basara ring announcer
  • Tetsuya Koda – Tokyo Joshi Pro representative
  • Yukinori Matsui – Referee

Dropkick Bar[edit]

Dropkick Bar is a professional wrestling, boxing and mixed martial arts-themed sports bar owned and operated by DDT. Professional wrestling personalities make appearances at the bar.[7][8]

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