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The Young Drama Cup was a round-robin tournament established in 2009 promoted by DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT), in the same style as DDT's former tag team tournament KO-D Tag League, as a means of showcasing the younger talent on their roster. The tournament was only held for two consecutive years 2009 and 2010 before becoming inactive.

In the Young Drama Cup wrestlers traditionally earn 2 points for a victory, 1 point for any sort of draw and 0 points for a loss. The matches were contested under 15 minutes time limit. The two wrestlers with the most points at the end of the round-robin tournament will then face off in a singles match.

List of winnersEdit

Year Winner
2009 Keisuke Ishii
2010 Soma Takao

2009Edit

The 2009 Young Dama Cup was the first edition of this tournament held by DDT and ran from to September 13 to October 25, 2009. The tournament featured six participants. Due to the match between Keisuke Ishii and Yukihiro Abe ended in a time limit draw. This led to a rematch were Ishii was victorious. The finals went down to be Ishii against Sasaki and Gabbana, were Ishii was victorious. Despite Sasaki losing at the finals, he became years later a KO-D Openweight Champion and the longest reigning DDT Extreme Division Champion. As for Ishii he also became a DDT Extreme Division Champion and challenged numerous occasions for the KO-D Openweight Championship.

Final standings
Sasaki and Gabbana 8
Keisuke Ishii 7
Yukihiro Abe 7
Tomokazu Taniguchi 4
Soma Takao 2
Gota Ihashi 2
Results Abe Gabbana Ihashi Ishii Takao Taniguchi
Abe X Abe
(7:50)
Ihashi
(3:05)
Draw
(15:00)
Abe
(4:32)
Abe
(7:52)
Gabbana Abe
(7:50)
X Gabbana
(9:40)
Gabbana
(8:03)
Gabbana
(5:23)
Gabbana
(8:16)
Ihashi Ihashi
(3:05)
Gabbana
(9:40)
X Ishii
(3:57)
Takao
(7:16)
Taniguchi
(4:05)
Ishii Draw
(15:00)
Gabbana
(8:03)
Ishii
(3:57)
X Ishii
(7:31)
Ishii
(6:11)
Takao Abe
(4:32)
Gabbana
(5:23)
Takao
(7:16)
Ishii
(7:31)
X Taniguchi
(6:39)
Taniguchi Abe
(7:52)
Gabbana
(8:16)
Taniguchi
(4:05)
Ishii
(6:11)
Taniguchi
(6:39)
X
        Playoff     Final
                           


      A1  Sasaki and Gabbana Pin
    2  Keisuke Ishii Pin     B1  Keisuke Ishii 13:24
    2  Yukihiro Abe 1:54  
 
 

2010Edit

The 2010 Young Dama Cup was the second and last edition of this tournament held by DDT and ran from to October 14 to November 28, 2010. The tournament featured six participants the same as last year. The finals went down to be 2009 winner Keisuke Ishii against Soma Takao, were in this year Takao ended up being victorious. Despite Ishhi losing at the finals, he alongside Takao and another tournament participant Shigehiro Irie became known as Team Dream Futures, years later and winning the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champion.

Final standings
Soma Takao 8
Keisuke Ishii 7
Shigehiro Irie 6
Yukihiro Abe 5
Rion Mizuki 2
Kazuki Hirata 2
Results Abe Hirata Irie Ishii Mizuki Takao
Abe X Hirata
(6:36)
Abe
(6:30)
Draw
(15:00)
Abe
(5:40)
Takao
(13:34)
Hirata Hirata
(6:36)
X Irie
(5:22)
Ishii
(10:14)
Mizuki
(4:46)
Takao
(9:30)
Irie Abe
(6:30)
Irie
(5:22)
X Ishii
(5:13)
Irie
(6:03)
Irie
(8:42)
Ishii Draw
(15:00)
Ishii
(10:14)
Ishii
(5:13)
X Ishii
(6:10)
Takao
(9:12)
Mizuki Abe
(5:40)
Mizuki
(4:46)
Irie
(6:03)
Ishii
(6:10)
XTakao
(2:22)
Takao Takao
(13:34)
Takao
(9:30)
Irie
(8:42)
Takao
(9:12)
Takao
(2:22)
X
Final
   
1 Soma Takao Pin
2 Keisuke Ishii 15:10

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