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King of DDT
Kingofddt2018
2018 King of DDT logo
Information
Current Winner(s) Daisuke Sasaki
Most Victories Kudo and HARASHIMA (2 wins)
Created by Sanshiro Takagi
Promotion(s) DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT)
First event 2004
Last event 2017
Tournament gimmick Single elimination tournament

The King of DDT (Kingu Obu DDT) is an annual single elimination tournament held in DDT Pro-Wrestling. It's designed to determine the strongest wrestler of the year. From 2006 to 2008, the tournament was suspended and it was changed into a regular pay-per-view event. King of DDT was originally used in May but it was changed in 2009 to June following its return as a tournament. Usually the winners of the tournament receive a shot for the KO-D Openweight Championship at DDT's biggest event the Ryogoku Peter Pan. All KO-D Openweight Champions and also since 2018 Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere contract holders at the time of each tournament don't take part of the tournament.

The King of DDT was held under a system were all King of DDT's editions as 16 participants until 2018 were it was changed to 32 participants and all matches had 30 minute time-limit until it was changed in 2018 to no timit limit and a disqualification it's a draw. All final matches don't have time limit.

The King of DDT has often been used as a platform for DDT to push their rising stars. Wins by young up-and-comers over veterans in DDT would usually take their respective careers to new heights. The first tournaments were specifically created to make stars out of Daisuke Sasaki, Kudo, Kota Ibushi and HARASHIMA.

List of winnersEdit

Year Winner Total won
2004 Poison Sawada Julie 1
2005 Kudo 1
2009 Kota Ibushi 1
2010 HARASHIMA 1
2011 Kudo 2
2012 Kenny Omega 1
2013 HARASHIMA 2
2014 Isami Kodaka 1
2015 Yukio Sakaguchi 1
2016 Shuji Ishikawa 1
2017 Tetsuya Endo 1
2018 Daisuke Sasaki 1

EventsEdit

Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event
1 King of DDT (2006) June 25, 2006 Tokyo Shinjuku Face 509 Toru Owashi (c) against Poison Sawada Julie for the KO-D Openweight Championship
2 King of DDT (2007) June 3, 2007 Tokyo Kouraken Hall 1,482 Koo (c) against HARASHIMA for the KO-D Openweight Championship
3 King of DDT (2008) July 6, 2008 Tokyo Kouraken Hall 1,517 Dick Togo (c) against Seiya Morohashi for the KO-D Openweight Championship
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2004Edit

The 2004 King of DDT took place from May 29 to May 30. This was a two-day tournament.

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                     
   Poison Sawada Julie Pin  
   Seiya Morohashi 11:59  
     Poison Sawada Julie Pin  
 
     Tomohiko Hashimoto 7:02  
   Kenishin Pin
   Tomohiko Hashimoto 7:38  
     Poison Sawada JULIE Pin  
     Danshoku Dino 7:01  
   Masahiro Takanashi Pin  
   Shoichi Ichimiya 6:01  
     Masahiro Takanashi 4:02
 
     Danshoku Dino Pin  
   Kudo 9:50
   Danshoku Dino Pin  
     Poison Sawada JULIE Pin
     Hero! 10:18
   Sanshiro Takagi Pin  
   MIKAMI 15:21  
     Sanshiro Takagi Pin
 
     GENTARO 3:18  
   Daichi Kakimoto 8:50
   GENTARO Pin  
     Sanshiro Takagi 0:38
     Hero! Pin  
   Futoshi Miwa Pin  
   Tanomusaku Toba 4:00  
     Futoshi Miwa 2:33
 
     Hero! Pin  
   Takashi Sasaki Pin
   Hero! 8:09  

2005Edit

The 2005 King of DDT was held from May 22 until May 29, 2005, covering three shows. On the first day of the tournament, Yusuke Inokuma defeated Jun Inomata and Yoshihiko in a qualifiyng match to earn a spot in the tournament.

  First round Semifinals Final
                           
   Kudo Pin  
 Kenshin 7:05  
   Kudo Pin  
   Yusuke Inokuma 6:06  
 Hero! Pin
   Yusuke Inokuma 1:36  
     Kudo Pin
   Daichi Kakimoto 10:40
   Kota Ibushi Pin  
 Shuji Ishikawa 10:32  
   Kota Ibushi 7:03
   Daichi Kakimoto Pin  
 Masahiro Takanashi Pin
   Daichi Kakimoto 7:53  


2006Edit

The 2006 King of DDT was chenged into PPV event and took place on June 25, 2006. The show drew 509 spectators. The event featured eight title matches for five DDT championship titles and one title defended on the janapese independent circuit. The event featured three title changes.

King of DDT (2006)
Information
Promotion DDT Pro-Wrestling
Date June 25, 2006
Attendance 509
Venue Shinjuku FACE
City Tokyo, Japan
Event chronology

Memories of Summer Vacation 2006 King of DDT (2006) Audience 2006


# Results Stipulations Times
1. Mitsuya Nagai defeated Mammoth Handa (c) Singles Match for the FUCK! U-30 Internatural Championship 4:39
2. HARASHIMA, Muscle Sakai and Yusuke Inokuma (c) defeated Kudo, Masami Morohashi and Seiya Morohashi Six-man Tag Team match for the Jiyugaoka Six-Person Tag Team Championship 10:10
3. Jet Shogo (c) defeated Jetsosaku Toba Singles Match for the Jet World Jet Championship 8:22
4. Mecha Masahiro defeated Mecha Stanley (c) Singles Match for the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship 13:52
5. Mecha Mummy defeated Mecha Masahiro (c) and Daichi Kakimoto and Mango Fukuda and Michael Nakazawa and MIKAMI and Natsuki Head and Sanshiro Takagi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga Battle Royal for the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship 9:06
6. Danshoku Dino (c) defeated Kota Ibushi Singles match for the Gay World Anal Championship 12:54
7. Italian Four Horsemen (Dick Togo and Mori Bernard) (c) defeated Shiima Xion and The MAC Tag Team match for the KO-D Tag Team Championship 16:54
8. Toru Owashi (c) defeated Poison Sawada Julie Singles match for the KO-D Openweight Championship 17:37

2007Edit

The 2007 King of DDT was PPV event and took place on June 3, 2007. All of the match was same of the last in every match of the card where for the DDT championships. The event had five title changes. The show drew 1,482 spectators.

King of DDT (2007)
Information
Promotion DDT Pro-Wrestling
Date June 3, 2007
Attendance 1,482
Venue Korakuen Hall
City Tokyo, Japan
Event chronology

Audience 2017 King of DDT (2007) Max Bump 2007


# Results Stipulations Times
1. Daichi Kakimoto (c) defeated Tanomusaku Toba Singles Match for the Omori Dream Fair Championship 7:59
2. Kazuhiko Ogasawara defeated A Baseball Bat and American Balloon and Gorgeous Matsuno (c) and Hoshitango and Naoki Tanizaki and Naoshi Sano and Yusuke Inokuma Battle Royal for the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship 9:47
3. Muscle Sakai defeated Nosawa Rongai (c) Noise Prohibition Rule Match for the DDT Extreme Division Championship 7:43
4. Durian Sawada JuliePeach Owashi and Mango Fukuda defeated Antonio HondaPrince Togo and King Alamoana Six-man Tag Team match for the vacant Jiyugaoka Six-Person Tag Team Championship 12:43
5. Michael Nakazawa and Tomomitsu Matsunaga (c) defeated Kudo and Kota IbushiMIKAMIand Sanshiro Takagi 3 Way Tag Team match for the KO-D Tag Team Championship 13:03
6. Men's Teioh defeated Danshoku Dino (c) Singles match for the Gay World Anal Championship 12:05
7. Koo defeated HARASHIMA (c) Singles match for the KO-D Openweight Championship 21:26

2008Edit

The 2008 King of DDT was PPV event and took place on July 6, 2008. All matches of the card where for DDT's championships. The event had three title changes. The show drew 1,517 spectators.

King of DDT (2008)
Information
Promotion DDT Pro-Wrestling
Date July 6, 2008
Attendance 1,517
Venue Korakuen Hall
City Tokyo, Japan
Event chronology

Memories of Summer Vacation 2008 King of DDT (2008) Max Bump 2008


# Results Stipulations Times
1 Francoise Takagi defeated Hoshitan-ko and Masa-ko Takanashi (c) Woman Substitute Three Way Dance Match for the DDT Extreme Division Championship 5:41
2 Daichi Kakimoto (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii Singles Match for the Omori Dream Fair Championship 6:18
3 Arnold Sukesukejaneka defeats Daisuke Sasaki and Danshoku Dino and Gorgeous Matsuno and Michael Nakazawa (c) and Muscle Sakai and Rion Mizuki and Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Yukihiro Abe Battle Royal for the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship 12:34
4 Antonio HondaKudo and Yasu Urano (c) defeated Metal Vampire (Koo, Super Vampire and Toru Owashi) Six-man Tag Team match for the Jiyugaoka Six-Person Tag Team Championship 8:56
5 Sucide Boyz (MIKAMI and Tanomusaku Toba) (c) defeated Jakai Tensho (JARASHIMA and Poison Sawada Julie) Tag Team match for the KO-D Tag Team Championship 12:02
6 Kota Ibushi (c) defeated Taka Michinoku Singles Match for the Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship 10:19
7 Dick Togo (c) defeated Seiya Morohashi Singles match for the KO-D Openweight Championship 19:14

2009Edit

The 2009 King of DDT took place from May 29 to May 30. In this year the King of DDT returned to be a tournament. In this year it was a two day tournament.

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                     
   Kota Ibushi Pin  
   Danshoku Dino 10:54  
     Kota Ibushi Pin  
 
     Antonio Honda 11:14  
   Hikaru Sato 9:45
   Antonio Honda Pin  
     Kota Ibushi Pin  
     GENTARO 20:09  
   Yasu Urano Pin  
   Tomomitsu Matsunaga 8:53  
     Yasu Urano 6:07
 
     GENTARO Pin  
   Michael Nakazawa 15:28
   GENTARO Pin  
     Kota Ibushi Pin
     Sanshiro Takagi 31:53
   Masa Takanashi Pin  
   Touru Owashi 3:50  
     Masa Takanashi Pin
 
     Madoka 10:07  
   MIKAMI 5:10
   Madoka Pin  
     Masa Takanashi 10:21
     Sanshiro Takagi Pin  
   Hoshitango Pin  
   Sasaki and Gabbana 4:42  
     Hoshitango 7:54
 
     Sanshiro Takagi Pin  
   Poison Sawada Julie Pin
   Sanshiro Takagi 6:16  

2010Edit

The 2010 King of DDT took place from May 23 to May 30, covering two shows.

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                     
   HARASHIMA Pin  
   Muscle Sakai 9:02  
     HARASHIMA Pin  
 
     Michael Nakazawa 7:02  
   Yukihiro Abe 5:02
   Michael Nakazawa Pin  
     HARASHIMA Pin  
     Keisuke Ishii 9:43  
   Yago Aznable Pin  
   Sanshiro Takagi 11:47  
     Yago Aznable 3:22
 
     Keisuke Ishii Pin  
   Tanomasaku Toba 7:52
   Keisuke Ishii Pin  
     HARASHIMA Pin
     MIKAMI 11:28
   Toru Owashi Pin  
   Daisuke Sasaki 10:47  
     Toru Owashi Pin
 
     Kudo 3:47  
   Hoshitango 8:41
   Kudo Pin  
     Toru Owashi 2:35
     MIKAMI Pin  
   Hikaru Sato Sub  
   Yasu Urano 11:37  
     Hikaru Sato 6:15
 
     MIKAMI Pin  
   Antonio Honda Pin
   MIKAMI 14:13  

2011Edit

The 2011 King of DDT took place from May 21 to May 29, covering two shows.

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                     
   Kudo Pin  
   Yasu Urano 16:48  
     Kudo Pin  
 
     Hikaru Sato 17:12  
   Tomomitsu Matsunaga 8:57
   Hikaru Sato Sub  
     Kudo Pin  
     Kenny Omega 13:53  
   Seiya Morohashi Pin  
   Antonio Honda 6:50  
     Seiya Morohashi 9:12
 
     Kenny Omega Pin  
   Makoto Oishi 4:42
   Kenny Omega Pin  
     Kudo Pin
     HARASHIMA 18:07
   Shigehiro Irie Pin  
   Keisuke Ishii 4:05  
     Shigehiro Irie Pin
 
     Kota Ibushi 8:02  
   Michael Nakazawa 9:51
   Kota Ibushi Pin  
     Shigehiro Irie 9:24
     HARASHIMA Pin  
   Super Shit Machine Pin  
   Daisuke Sasaki 7:24  
     Super Shit Machine 4:38
 
     HARASHIMA Pin  
   MIKAMI Pin
   HARASHIMA 9:07  

2012Edit

The 2012 King of DDT took place from June 30 to July 8.

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                     
   Masa Takanashi Pin  
   Tomomitsu Matsunaga 4:02  
     Masa Takanashi Pin  
 
     Kenny Omega 7:02  
   Daisuke Sasaki 15:05
   Kenny Omega Pin  
     Kenny Omega Pin  
     HARASHIMA 15:37  
   Hikaru Sato Sub  
   Michael Nakazawa 4:58  
     Hikaru Sato 19:49
 
     HARASHIMA Pin  
   Shigehiro Irie 6:37
   HARASHIMA Pin  
     Kenny Omega Pin
     Danshoku Dino 20:18
   Keisuke Ishii Pin  
   Soma Takao 6:24  
     Keisuke Ishii Pin
 
     Kudo 8:21  
   Antonio Honda 11:43
   Kudo Pin  
     Kudo 14:35
     Danshoku Dino Pin  
   Yasu Urano Pin  
   Makoto Oishi 1:04  
     Yasu Urano 17:53
 
     Danshoku Dino Pin  
   Akito Sub
   Danshoku Dino 11:38  

2013Edit

The 2013 King of DDT took place from June 28 to July 7, covering two shows. On the first show Daisuke Sasaki won the right to enter in the King of DDT.

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                     
   MIKAMI Pin  
   Kenny Omega 11:10  
     Kenny Omega Pin  
 
     Daisuke Sasaki 16:50  
   Daisuke Sasaki Pin
   Soma Takao 3:47  
     Kenny Omega Pin  
     Yukio Sakaguchi 9:59  
   Antonio Honda Sub  
   Makoto Oishi 10:13  
     Antonio Honda Sub
 
     Yukio Sakaguchi 11:08  
   Danshoku Dino 9:15
   Yukio Sakaguchi Sub  
     Kenny Omega Pin
     HARASHIMA 15:20
   Konosuke Takeshita Pin  
   Masa Takanashi 5:43  
     Konosuke Takeshita Pin
 
     Yasu Urano 9:52  
   Kota Ibushi 11:26
   Yasu Urano Pin  
     Konosuke Takeshita Pin
     HARASHIMA 10:09  
   Hikaru Sato Pin  
   Akito 10:11  
     Hikaru Sato 15:56
 
     HARASHIMA Pin  
   HARASHIMA Pin
   Kudo 13:44  

2014Edit

The 2014 King of DDT took place from June 14 to June 29, covering three shows.

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                     
   Shigehiro Irie Pin  
   Soma Takao 10:13  
     Shigehiro Irie Pin  
 
     Antonio Honda 14:56  
   Yasu Urano Pin
   Antonio Honda 2:25  
     Shigehiro Irie 12:40  
     Kudo Pin  
   Tomomitsu Matsunaga Pin  
   Kenny Omega 11:41  
     Tomomitsu Matsunaga 16:11
 
     Kudo Pin  
   MIKAMI 2:25
   Kudo Pin  
     Kudo 16:06
     Isami Kodaka Pin
   Isami Kodaka Pin  
   Yukio Sakaguchi 10:07  
     Isami Kodaka Pin
 
     Konosuke Takeshita 20:05  
   Daisuke Sasaki 17:16
   Konosuke Takeshita Pin  
     Isami Kodaka Pin
     Kota Ibushi 11:03  
   Masa Takanashi Pin  
   Danshoku Dino 9:38  
     Masa Takanashi 12:53
 
     Kota Ibushi Pin  
   Keisuke Ishii 7:53
   Kota Ibushi Pin  

2015Edit

The 2015 King of DDT took place from June 6 to June 28, covering three shows.

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                     
   Yukio Sakaguchi Pin  
   Keisuke Ishii 10:03  
     Yukio Sakaguchi Pin  
 
     Makoto Oishi 7:19  
   Hiroshi Fukuda 6:54
   Makoto Oishi Pin  
     Yukio Sakaguchi 9:43  
     Kazusada Higuchi Sub  
   Shigehiro Irie Pin  
   Yasu Urano 24:44  
     Shigehiro Irie 18:23
 
     Kazusada Higuchi Pin  
   Tomomitsu Matsunaga 11:04
   Kazusada Higuchi Pin  
     Yukio Sakaguchi Pin
     Konosuke Takeshita 18:13
   Masa Takanashi Pin  
   Akito 1:13  
     Masa Takanashi 9:47
 
     Konosuke Takeshita Pin  
   Antonio Honda 15:15
   Konosuke Takeshita Pin  
     Konosuke Takeshita Pin
     Daisuke Sasaki 14:16  
   Daisuke Sasaki Sub  
   Kota Umeda 13:00  
     Daisuke Sasaki Pin
 
     Kota Ibushi 18:48  
   Kazuki Hirata 7:31
   Kota Ibushi Pin  

2016Edit

The 2016 King of DDT took place from June 5 to June 26, covering three shows. On June 4, Shunma Katsumata defeated Kouki Iwasaki to earn the right to enter in the King of DDT.

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                     
   HARASHIMA Sub  
   Masa Takanashi 6:58  
     HARASHIMA Pin  
 
     KENSO 16:06  
   Antonio Honda 14:11
   KENSO Pin  
     HARASHIMA 7:15  
     Tetsuya Endo Pin  
   Kazuki Hirata Pin  
   Shunma Katsumata 5:29  
     Kazuki Hirata 10:11
 
     Tetsuya Endo Pin  
   Mad Paulie 12:01
   Tetsuya Endo Pin  
     Tetsuya Endo 23:52
     Shuji Ishikawa Pin
   Shigehiro Irie Pin  
   Yukio Sakaguchi 16:34  
     Shigehiro Irie 15:50
 
     Kazusada Higuchi Sub  
   Yasu Urano 16:23
   Kazusada Higuchi Pin  
     Shigehiro Irie 15:50
     Shuji Ishikawa Pin  
   Soma Takao Pin  
   Keisuke Ishii 11:19  
     Soma Takao 16:07
 
     Shuji Ishikawa Pin  
   Kota Umeda 10:17
   Shuji Ishikawa Pin  

2017Edit

The 2017 King of DDT took place from June 4 to June 25, covering three shows.

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                     
   HARASHIMA Pin  
   Kazusada Higuchi 11:24  
     HARASHIMA Sub  
 
     Yukio Sakaguchi 15:50  
   Shunma Katsumata 7:42
   Yukio Sakaguchi Pin  
     HARASHIMA Sub  
     Shigehiro Irie 2:47  
   Keisuke Ishii Pin  
   Danshoku Dino 10:47  
     Keisuke Ishii 14:32
 
     Shigehiro Irie Pin  
   Mad Paulie 11:45
   Shigehiro Irie Pin  
     HARASHIMA 22:08
     Tetsuya Endo Pin
   Akito Pin  
   Daisuke Sasaki 6:14  
     Akito Pin
 
     Masahiro Takanashi 5:04  
   Hirata Collection A.T. 8:02
   Masahiro Takanashi Pin  
     Akito 11:30
     Tetsuya Endo Pin  
   Kudo Pin  
   Soma Takao 8:30  
     Kudo 14:16
 
     Tetsuya Endo Pin  
   Mike Bailey 16:00
   Tetsuya Endo Pin  

2018Edit

The 2018 King of DDT was announced to take place from June 4 to August 26, covering four shows. Instead of the usual 16 participants, DDT announced that 2018 edition would feature 32 participants. On July 23, it was announced all tournament matches would have no time limit and also until the quarter finals, a lottery would shuffle the final eight into new matches. Three days later, it was announced that Daiki Shimomura would be pulled out of the tournament after injuring his left MCL, he was replaced by Saki Akai. Six days later, it was announced that Konosuke Takeshita would be pulled out of the tournament after suffering a shoulder injury. Naomi Yoshimura who was schedule to face Takeshita was going to pass to the next round, but Kazuki Hirata would take Takeshita's place.

  First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                               
 Kudo Pin  
 Akito 7:24  
   Akito Pin  
   Keisuke Ishii 9:41  
 Gota Ihashi 4:05
 Keisuke Ishii Pin  
   MAO Pin  
   Mike Bailey 11:33  
 Mike Bailey 5:54  
 Nobuhiro Shimatani  
   Mike Bailey Pin
   Shunma Katsumata 9:01  
 Shunma Katsumata
 Alex Ace 7:21  
   MAO Sub  
   Tetsuya Endo 9:45  
 Hoshitango Sub  
 Yukio Sakaguchi 3:10  
   Yukio Sakaguchi Sub
   Soma Takao 9:46  
 Soma Takao Pin
 Yuki Iino 4:36  
   Tetsuya Endo Pin
   Kazuki Hirata 12:22  
 Toru Owashi Pin  
 Mizuki Watase 6:52  
   Toru Owashi Pin
   HARASHIMA 10:57  
 Mad Paulie Pin
 HARASHIMA 11:20  
 Tetsuya Endo Sub
 Daisuke Sasaki 21:36
 Sanshiro Takagi Pi  
 MAO 14:53  
   MAO Pin  
   Masahiro Takanashi 7:35  
 Saki Akai Pin
 Masahiro Takanashi 7:30  
   HARASHIMA Pin  
   Yukio Sakaguchi 14:59  
 Tetsuya Endo Sub  
   Gorgeous Matsuno 8:20  
   Tetsuya Endo Pin
   Kazusada Higuchi 12:41  
 Tomomitsu Matsunaga Pin
 Kazusada Higuchi 9:11  
   HARASHIMA Pin
   Daisuke Sasaki 10:20  
 Kouki Iwasaki Pin  
 Antonio Honda 6:23  
   Antonio Honda Sub
   Daisuke Sasaki 18:53  
 Daisuke Sasaki Sub
 Jason Kincaid 10:47  
   Daisuke Sasaki Sub
   Keisuke Ishii 22:49  
 Yuki Ueno TKO  
 Tanomusaku Toba 6:30  
   Tanomusaku Toba Pin
   Kazuki Hirata 8:20  
 Naomi Yoshimura Pin
 Kazuki Hirata 8:59  

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