The DDT Iron Man Heavymetalweight Championship is a comedy title created by the Japanese wrestling federation, Dramatic Dream Team. The Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship is defended anywhere against anyone, even during non-title matches or tag team matches, under the same 24/7 rules that applied to the WWF Hardcore Championship (if there is an official DDT referee present, the title can be won and lost).
The title is treated as a joke championship and as such wrestlers have won or lost the belt via games of Rock, Paper, Scissors and the championship was won by a fan during an auction. Notable champions have included a dog and a ladder.
The championship is regularly fought for in 10-minute battle royals, during which the title can change hands a number of times and the person who has the belt when the time limit expires can leave as champion. This is ironic as under the 24/7 rules the champion could be defeated for the belt immediately after the match finishes.
The current champion is LiLiCo. She became champion at DDT Ryogoku Peter Pan 2014 ~ Maybe Summer Will Change My Life on August 17, 2014.
To date, there have been over 1,000 title changes for the belt, which has been won by numerous female wrestlers and non-wrestlers, including children, animals and inanimate objects.
- Daisuke Sasaki
- Danshoku Dino
- Dick Togo
- Ken Ohka
- Kota Ibushi
- Masa Takanahashi
- Michael Nakazawa
- Muscle Sakai
- Poison Sawada JULIE
- Yatchan - A monkey
- Cocolo - A miniature Dachshund dog
- Kitty-Chan - a stuffed 'Hello Kitty' doll
- Mah-Kun - another stuffed doll, who defeated 'Kitty-Chan' for the belt
- A baseball bat - lost the belt after being broken in half as a 'KO' decision
- Three different ladders - each fell on the champion and a pinfall was counted, with some successfully defending the title by not being pinned during the time limit battle royal matches.
- Chiririn - a chicken doll
- Mr. Kasai - a stuffed Jun Kasai doll. Mr. Kasai has won the belt twice.
- A Pro Wrestling WAVE poster.
- YOSHIHIKO - An inflatable 'love doll'.
- Misutero - An "invisible wrestler" i.e. non-existent. Opponents sell moves of a wrestler who isn't there, and the title is held by nothing and no-one but the wrestlers and referees act as if they can see and pin the "invisible wrestler". Muscle Sakai "won" the title from this "invisible wrestler" by using a "ray gun" and "infrared visor" to shoot the "invisible wrestler", winning the belt on a KO decision.