Match Point: Jun Akiyama vs HARASHIMA, CyberFight Festival (6/6/21)

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Match Point is an on-going series at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, where we look at intriguing matchups in indie wrestling and beyond. They may be dream matches, first-time matchups, or hotly anticipated rematches. With the mega-event known as CyberFight Festival fast approaching, there are many anticipated bouts. Let’s take a look at the KO-D […] READ MORE


The Importance of Cyberfight Festival

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Cyberfight Festival 2021 is coming up on June 6, an event that includes all of the brands under the Cyberfight banner (TJPW, DDT, Noah, Ganbare Pro). And as such every brand has put their attention to it a month out. But while this event is meant to motivate through the end of the Covid lockdown. […] READ MORE


Preview: DDT – Max Bump 2021 (5/4/21)

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Another Max Bump event affected by another State of Emergency? It would seem that this is the case. Last year, this was consolidated into one of the DDT TV Shows. The show will go on, albeit with no audience. This was how a majority of DDT shows were held in 2020, with only limited capacity […] READ MORE


Preview: Unsanctioned Pro – Fueled by Spite (4/10/21)

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During The Collective, a rather young independent company gets the opportunity to make their splash. That company is Unsanctioned Pro. Founded in 2018, their upcoming show, Fueled by Spite, is only their 11th showing. With a mix of current and younger talents on tap, this company from Ohio is primed to produce one of the […] READ MORE


Preview: DDT – Chris Brookes Produce Show 3 (4/4/21)

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Chris Brookes Produce Show 3 is scheduled for April 4. These shows have slowly introduced various DDT concepts while being aimed at an English-speaking audience. The last event began adding a bit more of the DDT comedy flavor that the company has become known for. This third event will feature a DDT Extreme Championship defense. […] READ MORE


Match Point: Jun Akiyama vs. Kazusada Higuchi (3/28/21)

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Jun Akiyama stands on top of DDT as a dominant KO-D Openweight Champion. When Akiyama faced off against Tetsuya Endo for the title, he was favored to win given the winning track record of D-Oh Grand Prix winners and their subsequent title matches. However, there is a dark mark on Akiyama’s record, one that he […] READ MORE


Match Point: Shunma Katsumata vs Chris Brookes

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During his entire run in DDT, one man has managed to be a thorn in the side of Chris Brookes. That man is the current Extreme Champion Shunma Katsumata. On Sunday, March 14th at DAY DREAM BELIEVER 2021 they will fight once again for the belt that Katsumata holds. The stipulation is a Barbed Wire […] READ MORE


Preview: DDT Into The Fight 2021 (2/28/21)

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The landscape of DDT has changed drastically. Over the month of February alone, three new champions have been crowned; two of these changes occurred during Kawasaki Strong 2021. Now, we approach the night where two titles are on the line, with one recently having changed hands. The other is a returning title after a US […] READ MORE


Preview: DDT – Kawasaki STRONG 2021 (2/14/21)

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Hot off having another English produce show, DDT Pro brings forward Kawasaki STRONG 2021. A card filled with major title matches. The company has laid out all their cards on the table for the Valentine’s Day show. The card is as follows. Junretsu (Mizuki Watase and Hideki Okatani) Vs Yusuke Okada and Toui Kojima The […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: Shunma Katsumata Wins DDT Extreme Title

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Ever since Ultimate Party 2020, the Extreme title has not been seen on DDT live events. That is due to the stipulation chosen by the champion Sanshiro Takagi. He gave two rules for it, every defense is an open challenge, and all matches would be under Rojo Wrestling rules. These defenses would be aired on […] READ MORE