During Friday’s Dramatic Dream Team (DDT Pro) event, Chris Brookes wrestled his final match of this tour, where he lost to Masato Tanaka inside the historic Korakuen Hall. However, the SCHADENFREUDE member announced he will be moving to Japan for a year to go full-time with the company he firmly believes has helped mould him into a better professional wrestler.
HEY. I’m spending the next year living in Japan.
DDT has made me a better professional wrestler. I want to see how much better I can be.
My last show in the U.K. will be February at the Frog & Bucket for @SCHADENGRAPS
Love xo https://t.co/wlHXyLNLbq
— Chris Brookes クリス・ブルックス (@OBEYBrookes) January 3, 2020
The British grappler debuted for DDT Pro this past June, and has since made a huge name for himself over in Japan with matches against the likes of Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo, and The Moonlight Express (MAO and “Speedball” Mike Bailey). He unsuccessfully challenged for both the KO-D Openweight Championship and the KO-D Tag Team Championships (alongside Masahiro Takanashi), while also entering block A in the recent D-Ou Grand Prix, where he earned a total of seven points.
Back in the UK, Brookes was always one of the biggest names on the scene, but he’s really become an even bigger asset since the likes of Pete Dunne, Trent Seven, and Tyler Bate all started appearing for WWE on a more regular basis. As part of the SCHADENFREUDE group in Fight Club: Pro (FCP), he became a two-time Tag Team Champion with Kid Lykos and then with Kyle Fletcher, as well as being a one-time FCP Champion. The group have also started up their own promotion, SCHADENFREUDE & Friends, based in Manchester, with Brookes starting up a rivalry of sorts for Dani Luna that saw the pair engage in a Cumulative 20 Count Match on the promotion’s second show.
Speaking of that promotion, Chris Brookes’ final match in the UK before jetting off to Japan for a year will be a SCHADENFREUDE & Friends event in February.
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