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The Dramatic Sousenkyo is professional wrestling fan votation election held by DDT Pro-Wrestling, were the winner and the secondly placed wrestler are awarded a title shot for the KO-D Openweight Championship and the winner exclusively wins ¥1,000,000. All campaigns for wrestlers to win the vote in are forbidden only during the break and the net contents are accepted for the campaign. The Dramatic Sousenkyo is also called Dramatic General Election being renamed in 2014 or when it was established it was known as the DDT48 due to the votes of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. If the KO-D Openweight Champion wins the election he can select his 1º contender.

In 2015 it was open a unit division where the bottom unit his forced to disband those include pig ing, pig ing 2015, pig ing 2016 and pig ing 2017. Also in 2015, it was allowed Ganbare☆Puroresu and Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling to take part of the election. Since Pro Wrestling BASARA was launched in 2015 wrestlers from BASARA couldn't take part of the election in 2016.

HistoryEdit

The DDT48 was introduced on August 9, 2010. The DDT48 consisted of fans voting for their favorite wrestlers. The wrestlers who are on the first and second place are awarded a KO-D Openweight Championship on two different dates and more wrestlers can be added during the election. If the KO-D Openweight Champion wins the election he can select his 1º contender. The election starts with 18 wrestlers. The wrestlers who take part in the election can campaign themselves on their social accounts. People can only vote if they have a ticket to any of the DDT shows between now and October. One vote is given for one ticket. Another vote is given for every 3,000 yen spent at the merch table during shows. All DDT's sub-brands can also take part of the election.

The winner Danshoku Dino received his KO-D Openweight title shot on October 24 unsuccessfully challenging the reigning champion HARASHIMA. However, second placed wrestler Hikaru Sato went on defeating HARASHIMA on November 24 to win the KO-D Openweight Championship.

In 2011 the DDT48 election winner Hikaru Sato received his KO-D Openweight title shot on October 23 unsuccessfully challenging KUDO.

In 2012 the DDT48 election winner Kota Ibushi received his KO-D Openweight title shot on October 21 unsuccessfully challenging El Generico.

Danshoku Dino became the first wrestler to win the DDT48 election two times winning the first and the 2013 DDT48 election. Dino received his KO-D Openweight title shot on October 20 unsuccessfully challenging HARASHIMA. This match was also for Dino's Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship. This followed up with Kota Ibushi reaching Dino's record of winning two elections the 2012 and 2014. Also in 2014 the election was renamed to Dramatic Election or also known as Dramatic Sousenkyo. In 2014 it was also added a unit selection where the last placed unit would be forced to disband. Pigging was the last placed unit in 2014 and it was forced to disband and Smile Squash was the winner of the unit election. In 2015 the winner of the Dramatic Election was Isami Kodaka. Kodaka became the first wrestler to successfully win his championship shot defeating reigning champion Yukio Sakaguchi on November 28. The winner of the unit selection was #OhkaTeikoku and the loser was Pigging 2015 and as results, they were forced to disband.

The winner of the 2016 election HARASHIMA successfully won his shot for the KO-D Openweight Championship defeating reigning champion Shuji Ishikawa on December 4, winning his ninth KO-D Openweight Championship. The winner of the unit selection was DAMNATION and the loser and forced to disband was Pigging 2016. With the money of the prize, DAMNATION booked their own shown.

The year of 2017 was a record breaking with Danshoku Dino winning the election for the third time and DAMNATION won their second election. Dino received his shot unsuccessfully challenging the reigning KO-D Openweight Champion Konosuke Takeshita on October 22. The unit who was forced to disband and ended in the last place was Pigging 2017. HARASHIMA who was in second place was given 300,000 yen and a title match for any of the other championships in DDT except for the KO-D Openweight Championship. HARASHIMA chose a title shot for the DDT Extreme Division Championship and he unsuccessfully challenged Daisuke Sasaki on October 22.

List of winnersEdit

Wrestlers election
Year Winner Total won
2010 Danshoku Dino 1
2011 Hikaru Sato 1
2012 Kota Ibushi 1
2013 Danshoku Dino 2
2014 Kota Ibushi 2
2015 Isami Kodaka 1
2016 HARASHIMA 1
2017 Danshoku Dino 3
Units election
Year Winner Total won
2014 Smile Squash 1
2015 #OhkaTeikoku 1
2016 DAMNATION 1
2017 DAMNATION 2

2010Edit

Place Wrestler Votes
1. Danshoku Dino 512
2. Hikaru Sato 489
3. Cherry 309
4. HARASHIMA 258
5. Kota Ibushi 254
6. Sanshiro Takagi 233
7. Michael Nakazawa 231
8. Antonio Honda 230
9. Shuji Ishikawa 225
10. MIKAMI 213
11. Yoshihiko 209
12. Toru Owashi 206
13. Yasu Urano 183
14. Isami Kodaka 182
15. Kenny Omega 171
16. Dick Togo 164
17. Kudo 159
18. Keisuke Ishii 146
19. Yukihiro Abe 132
20. Shigehiro Irie 132
Total Votes: 5973

2011Edit

Place Wrestler Votes
1. Kota Ibushi 558
2. Hikaru Sato 389
3. Danshoku Dino 387
4. Yasu Urano 380
5. Masa Takanashi 363
6. Makoto Oishi 356
7. Cherry 335
8. HARASHIMA 287
9. MIKAMI 252
10. Isami Kodaka 248
11. Ken Ohka 247
12. Kudo 228
13. Sanshiro Takagi 197
14. DJ Nira 195
15. Antonio Honda 182
16. Keisuke Ishii 179
17. Shuji Ishikawa 176
18. Soma Takao 174
19. Michael Nakazawa 167
20. Mr. #6 161
21. Kenny Omega 159
22. Shigehiro Irie 140
23. Kazuki Hirata 119
24. Akito 107
25. Daisuke Sasaki 99
Total Votes: 6085

2012Edit

Place Wrestler Votes
1. Kota Ibushi 372
2. Danshoku Dino 215
3. HARASHIMA 203
4. MIKAMI 198
5. Hikaru Sato 197
6. Shigehiro Irie 164 
7. Isami Kodaka 164 
8. Kenny Omega 147
9. Makoto Oishi 141
10. Kudo 141 
11. Mio Shirai 138
12. Masa Takanashi 116
13. Antonio Honda 116
14. Yasu Urano 111
15. Cherry 102
16. Keisuke Ishii 101
17. Konosuke Takeshita 99
18. Soma Takao 86
19. Sanshiro Takagi 86
20. DJ Nira ?????
21. Yukio Sakaguchi ?????
22. Hiroshi Fukuda ?????
23. El Generico ?????
24. Michael Nakazawa ?????
25. Yoshihiko ?????
26. Yuji Hino ?????
27. Akito ?????
28. Shuji Ishikawa ?????
29. Daisuke Sasaki ?????
30. Mr. #6 ?????
Total Votes: 3894

2013Edit

Place Wrestler Votes
1. Danshoku Dino 428
2. Isami Kodaka 419
3. Kota Ibushi 417
4. HARASHIMA 344
5. Hikaru Sato 330
6. Makoto Oishi 225
7. Soma Takao 221
8. Kenny Omega 200
9. Super Sasadango Machine 185
10. Cherry 182
11. Yasu Urano 174
12. Masa Takanashi 171
13. Konosuke Takeshita 170
14. Kudo 158
15. MIKAMI 156
16. Hiroshi Fukuda 150
17. Akito 149
18. Keisuke Ishii 147
19. Antonio Honda 146
20. Shigehiro Irie 144
21. Daisuke Sasaki 144
22. Mio Shirai 143
23. Yukio Sakaguchi 131
24. Michael Nakazawa 92
25. DJ Nira 90
26. Yoshihiko 89
27. Toru Owashi 51
28. Masayuki Mitomi 51
29. Shuji Ishikawa 45
Total Votes: 5728

2014Edit

Wrestlers election
Place Wrestler Votes
1. Kota Ibushi 693
2. Isami Kodaka 689
3. HARASHIMA 416
4. Keisuke Ishii 410
5. Danshoku Dino 366
6. Saki Akai 303
7. Cherry 237
8. Soma Takao 219
9. Akito 210
10. Kudo 209
11. Kazuki Hirata 207
12. Yasu Urano 207
13. Antonio Honda 203
14. Konosuke Takeshita 177
15. Masa Takanashi 176
16. Makoto Oishi 174
17. Yukio Sakaguchi 168
18. Kenny Omega 158
19. Super Sasadango Machine 158
20. Tetsuya Endo 150
21. MIKAMI 144
22. Daisuke Sasaki 140
23. Shigehiro Irie 137
24. Shunma Katsumata 135
Total Votes: 7038
Units election
Place Unit Votes Notes
1. Smile Squash 1098 Winners
2. Shuten-dōji 1089
3. Team Dream Features 1086
4. Golden☆Storm Riders 777
5. Happy Motels 758
6. Otoko-Kata-Shinki 602
7. T2Hide 522
8. Nira Federation 387
9. Moratorium’s 252
10. Goja★Mika 125
11. Pigging 108 Force to Disband
Total Votes: 6804

2015Edit

Wrestlers election
Place Wrestler Votes
1. Isami Kodaka 1244
2. Kota Ibushi 862
3. HARASHIMA 642
4. Ken Ohka 442
5. Danshoku Dino 395
6. Cherry 368
7. Masa Takanashi 356
8. Keisuke Ishii 343
9. Daisuke Sasaki 333
10. Makoto Oishi 285
11. Saki Akai 269
12. Soma Takao 267
13. Akito 264
14. Super Sasadango Machine 263
14. Ai Shimizu 263
15. Antonio Honda 235
16. Yukio Sakaguchi 233
17. Kazuki Hirata 215
18. Yasu Urano 212
19. Yuka Sakazaki 211
20. Shunma Katsumata 182
21. Tetsuya Endo 178
22. Shoko Nakajima 176
23. Konosuke Takeshita 165
24. Shigehiro Irie 161
25. Hiroshi Fukuda 153
Total Votes: 10388
Units election
Place Unit Votes Notes
1. #OhkaTeikoku 2563 Winner
2. Shuten-dōji 1643
3. Smile Squash 1238
4. Golden☆Storm Riders 1165
5. Team Dream Features 1088
6. Happy Motels 1030
7. T2Hide 575
8. KAT-TOO 554
9. Pigging 2015 192 Force to Disband
Total Votes: 10048

2016Edit

Wrestlers election
Place Wrestler Votes
1. HARASHIMA 906
2. Danshoku Dino 897
3. Daisuke Sasaki 537
4. Masahiro Takanashi 359
5. Tetsuya Endo 350
6. Konosuke Takeshita 347
7. Soma Takao 300
8. KUDO 275
9. Saki Akai 273
10. Akito 272
11. Shunma Katsumata 266
12. Antonio Honda 264
13. Keisuke Ishii 255
14. Kazuki Hirata 240
15. Yukio Sakaguchi 239
16. Ken Ohka 230
17. Makoto Oishi 225
18. Super Sasadango Machine 209
19. Yasu Urano 206
20. Cherry 186
21. MAO 183
21. Toru Owashi 183
22. Kazusada Higuchi 174
23. Yuko Miyamoto 134
24. Mad Paulie 111
25. Mizuki Watase 96
26. Rekka 72
27. Yoshihiko 71
Total Votes: 8240
Units election
Place Unit Votes Notes
1. DAMNATION 1697 Winner
2. Shuten-dōji 1398
3. Smile Squash 1293
4. NωA 1038
5. T2Hide 699
6. Happy Motels 621
7. Fantastic Memories 617
8. Bad Comi 519
9. Pigging 2016 185 Force to Disband
Total Votes: 8067

2017Edit

Wrestlers election
Place Wrestler Votes
1. Danshoku Dino 587
2. HARASHIMA 566
3. Daisuke Sasaki 501
4. Masahiro Takanashi 470
5. Soma Takao 330
6. Konosuke Takeshita 285
7. Akito 261
8. Saki Akai 227
9. Makoto Oishi 197
10. Kudo 176
11. Shunma Katsumata 174
12. Keisuke Ishii 173
13. MAO 162
14. Toru Owashi 158
15. Ken Ohka 152
16. Cherry 150
17. Antonio Honda 149
18. Yukio Sakaguchi 147
19. Kazuki Hirata 141
20. Kazusada Higuchi 135
21. Super Sasadango Machine 110
22. Kouki Iwasaki 108
23. Yuki Ueno 95
24. Yuni 84
25. Rekka 74
26. Diego 71
27. Yoshihiko 71
28. Nobuhiro Shimatani 50
29. Gota Ihashi 50
Total Votes: 6251
Units election
Place Unit Votes Notes
1. DAMNATION 1149 Winner
2. #OhkaTeikokuReturns 1065
3. Shuten-dōji 929
4. Smile Squash 786
5. NωA  656
6. Yaroz 512
7. ALL OUT 465
8. T2Hide 296
9. Super DNA Revolution 213
10. Pigging 2017 116 Force to Disband
Total Votes: 6006

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