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DDT Pro-Wrestling Co., Ltd.
DDT Puroresu Kabushiki-kaisha
株式会社DDTプロレスリング
DDTwrestling logo
The logo of DDT Pro-Wrestling
Acronym DDT
Trading name Dramatic Dream Team (1997-2004)
DDT Pro Wrestling (2004-Present)
Native name DDTプロレスリング
Romanized name DDT Puroresu
Type Public
Industry Professional wrestling
Puroresu
Corporate number 6011101052361
Founded January 31, 1997
Founder(s) Shintaro Muto
Owner(s) CyberAgent
Style Sports entertainment
Puroresu
Comedy wrestling
Headquarters Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Area served Japan
Key people Sanshiro Takagi
(President)
Danshoku Dino
(Producer)
Takahiro Yamauchi (Director)
Products
Television
Publishing
Merchandise
Streaming network service
Services Licensing
Parent CyberAgent
Number of employees approximately 81
Divisions DDT Universe
DDT Shop
AbemaTV
Subsidiaries
Website Official Japanese Website

DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDTプロレスリング DDT Puroresuringu?) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded in 1997 by Shintaro Muto. DDT, also written as D2T, stands for Dramatic Dream Team, which was the promotion's official name from 1997 to 2004. It became one of the top names in Japanese indie wrestling by creating a unique Sports Entertainment style with a Japanese puroresu flair to the matches.

OverveiwEdit

HistoryEdit

The promotion was founded by Shintaro Muto, after Muto, Sanshiro Takagi, Kyohei Mikami and Kazushige Nosawa left Pro Wrestling Crusaders. The promotion was named Dramatic Dream Team, its first event took place on January 31, 1997, in Tokyo. In 1999 DDT started producing pay-per-view digests of its product on DirectTV.

DDT became one of the top names in Japanese indie wrestling by creating a unique Sports Entertainment style with a Japanese puroresu flair to the matches.

The cards' matches tend to be a mixture of Japanese lucharesu (a mix of lucha libre and traditional puroresu), worked shoot-style, hardcore brawling and comedy matches. DDT is in many ways a parody of American pro wrestling, particularly WWE, 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).

The promotion then established their own governing body in 2000, the King of DDT, shortened as KO-D, creating the KO-D Openweight Championship, Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship and the KO-D Tag Team Championship. DDT also created their own tag team tournament the DDT Tag League. Later in 2003 Shoichi Ichimiya became the new president of DDT. Later in 2004 DDT rebranded to DDT Pro Wrestling kabushiki gaisha renaming the promotion to DDT Pro Wrestling. In October DDT got a timeslot on Fighting TV Samurai, Japan's premier combat sports channel which shows professional wrestling from both Japan and the United States, creating their regular broadcast program DDT Dramatic Fantasia.

On December 28, 2005 Ichimiya retired from professional wrestling, in the process he announced his departure from DDT. This led in Janaury, 2006 Sanshiro Takagi taking over the promotion as the new president. Then the company focused on the feud between the face stable Italian Four Horsemen and the heel stable Disaster-Box. Then in November DDT announced the creation of their fourth active title the DDT Extreme Division Championship. Later in 2007 DDT announced a working relationship with Dragon Gate. DDT and Dragon Gate held their first co-promoted show, Dramatic Dream Gate on April 18 in Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan. Then DDT became a member of the Global Professional Wrestling Alliance. The group was established as a means to aid the many competing wrestling promotions in Japan. In 2009 DDT announced that they were going to become a stock company, turning their industy private to public. In March, 2010 DDT announced a working relationship with Big Japan Pro Wrestling. Later in March Takagi announced the DDT48 (later renamed Dramatic Sousenkyo), which is a fan votation where the winner recieves a shot for the KO-D Openweight Championship. Later that month Michael Nakazawa stepped down as the CEO of DDT and Amon Tsurumi became the general manager of the promotion. In 2011 the program of Fighting TV Samurai Indie's Job elected DDT for having the best show the year, winning the Best Box Office Award.

In March 2012, DDT ended their DDT Dramatic Fantasia program. Later on April 2 DDT started to brodcasting to NicoNico creating the program DDT Wrestling Hour. On June 4 DDT formed another sub-brand Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling, which was exclusive to womens wrestlers. DDT celebrated its 15th anniversary on August 18, 2012, by holding its first ever event in Nippon Budokan. On December 23, 2012 DDT annonced the creation of their fifth active title, the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship. On January 17, 2013 DDT announced that Daisuke Sasaki had signed a contract to officially make DDT his home promotion, ending his days as a freelancer. On April 17 DDT formed another sub-brand Ganbare☆Puroresu. On May 3 DDT's pay-per-view Max Bump was broadcasted live by Samurai TV. After that DDT lauched a every week program DDT Pro Wrestling Banzai, which was also broadcasted by Samurai TV. On November 28 DDT announced a new project named DDT New Attitude which would be another sub-brand of DDT.

On January 14, 2015 DDT opened a women wrestling shcool with Makoto Oishi and Cherry as instructors. Later DDT annonced the creation of their sixt active title, the King of Dark Championship. On June 23 DDT opened the Dropkick Bar which is a professional wrestling, boxing and mixed martial arts-themed sports bar. Professional wrestling personalities make appearances at the bar. On August 17 it was announced that Union Pro would be folding after its 10th anniversary event on October 4. Three days after its folding, Union was replaced by a new promotion named Pro Wrestling BASARA, which launched in January 2016.

In October 2016, DDT announced "DDT Universe", a new streaming service for events held by DDT, DNA, BASARA, Tokyo Joshi Pro and Ganbare☆Puroresu. The service launched on January 23, 2017. On April 30, 2017 announced the creation of their seventh active title, the KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Championship, meant for teams of five wrestlers, the title is believed to be the first of its kind in professional wrestling.

On July 5, 2017, it was announced that DDT had entered into a partnership with Canada's Canadian Wrestling’s Elite promotion. On August 20 Danshoku Dino defeated Sanshiro Takagi in match, where if Dino won he would became the Producer of DDT. After Dino won he fired the DDT's General Manager Amon Tsurumi. On September 1, 2017, 100% of DDT's shares were sold to the CyberAgent company. Sanshiro Takagi remained as the DDT president, while CyberAgent director Takahiro Yamauchi took over as the new DDT director.

RosterEdit

SS
AO
Damnation
NωA
Shuten-dōji
DNA
T2Hii
YaroZ
DDTwrestling logo
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 [[{{{articlename}}}|Yuni]]
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Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

CurrentEdit

DDT Pro WrestlingEdit

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Days held Location
KO-D Openweight Championship Konosuke Takeshita March 20, 2017 248+ Saitama, Japan
KO-D Tag Team Championship HARASHIMarufuji
(HARASHIMA and Naomichi Marufuji)
August 20, 2017 95+ Tokyo, Japan
KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship All Out
(Akito, Diego and Konosuke Takeshita)
November 2, 2017 21+Tokyo, Japan
KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Championship LiLiCo-gun
(Ken Ohka, Ladybeard, LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi and Super Sasadango Machine)
August 20, 2017 95+ Tokyo, Japan
Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship Daisuke Sasaki September 24, 2017 60+ Tokyo, Japan
Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship Yuu September 24, 2017 60+ Tokyo, Japan
DDT Extreme Division Championship Daisuke Sasaki March 20, 2017 248+ Saitama, Japan
King of Dark Championship Dai Suzuki August 20, 2017 95+ Tokyo, Japan
Omori Dream Fair Championship Chikara October 16, 2017 38+ Tokyo, Japan

Pro Wrestling BASARAEdit

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Days held Location
Union Max Championship Isami Kodaka October 1, 2017 53+ Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Joshi ProEdit

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Days held Location
Tokyo Princess of Princess Championship Reika Saiki August 26, 2017 89+ Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Princess Tag Team Championship Miracle Apricots

(Yuka Sakazaki and Shoko Nakajima)

October 14, 2017 40+ Yokohama, Japan

DefunctEdit

Championship Last champion(s) Date won Location
Big China Unified Sichuan Championship Danshoku Dino July 19, 2009 Tokyo, Japan
Big China Unified Nakahara Tag Team Championship Sanshiro Takagi and Munenori Sawa July 3, 2011 Tokyo, Japan
Gay World Anal Championship Danshoku Dino August 23, 2009 Tokyo, Japan
IMGP World Heavyweight Championship Atsushi Maruyama July 12, 2015 Unknown
Jet World Jet Championship Danshoku Dino August 23, 2009 Tokyo, Japan
Jiyugaoka Six-Person Tag Team Championship Shit Heart♥Foundation
(Hikaru Sato, Michael Nakazawa and Tomomitsu Matsunaga)
November 3, 2010 Tokyo, Japan
Mid-Breath World Championship Danshoku Dino August 23, 2009 Tokyo, Japan
Nihonkai Six Man Tag Team Championship Shit Heart♥Foundation
(Hikaru Sato, Michael Nakazawa and Tomomitsu Matsunaga)
November 3, 2010 Tokyo, Japan
Tono Openweight Championship 726 August 20, 2005 Tokyo, Japan
Umemura Personal Computer Copy and Paste Championship Danshoku Dino July 26, 2009 Nagoya, Japan
Union Fly To Everywhere World Championship Cherry September 15, 2015 Tokyo, Japan
Union Non-Certified US Heavyweight Championship Hiroshi Fukuda August 12, 2012 Tokyo, Japan
UWA World Trios Championship Disaster-Box
(HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi and Yukihiro Abe)
December 26, 2010 Tokyo, Japan
Shin-kiba Famous Golden Love Lotion Championship Jaki Numazawa August 28, 2015 Tokyo, Japan
World Aipoke Championship Super Sasadango Machine May 18, 2014 Tokyo, Japan

Other accomplishmentsEdit

Accomplishment Latest winner(s) Date won Location Notes
King of DDT Tetsuya Endo June 25, 2017 Tokyo, Japan Defeated HARASHIMA to win the tournament.
Dramatic Sousenkyo Danshoku Dino September 27, 2017 Tokyo, Japan Won by Fan votation.

In the past Dramatic Sousenkyo was known by DDT48.

Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Akito, Mike Bailey, Yasu Urano, Naomi Yoshimura and Keisuke Ishii May 4, 2017 (Urano)
May 10, 2017 (Yoshimura)
June 4, 2017 (Bailey)
June 25, 2017 (Ishii)
Osaka, Japan (Urano)
Tokyo, Japan (Yoshimura, Bailey and Ishii)
Akito defeated Kouki Iwasaki to get the Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere.

Urano defeated Yoshihiro Takayama by TKO for his Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere.
Yoshimra defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani for his Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere
Bailey defeated Konosuke Takeshita for his Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere.
Ishii defeated Mad Paulie for his Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere.

KO-D Tag League Suicide Boyz
(MIKAMI and Tanomusaku Toba)
April 11, 2008 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Kudo and Yasu Urano to win the tournament.

The tournament has been inactive since 2008.

In the past it was known as the DDT Tag League.

Sub-BrandsEdit

DDT runs several sub-brands and offshoots, regularly experimenting with the different ways wrestling can be done and presented.

ActiveEdit

Brand name Years Notes
DDT New Attitude 2014-Present
Ganbare☆Puroresu 2013-Present
Pro Wrestling BASARA 2015-Present Continuation of Union Pro Wrestling.
Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling 2012-Present

DefunctEdit

Brand name Joined Defunct Notes
Hard Hit 2012 2015 Hard Hit became independent of DDT in 2015.
Muscle Unknown Unknown
New Beijing Pro Wrestling 2009 2013
Union Pro Wrestling 2014 2015 Replaced by Pro Wrestling BASARA.

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