Dramatic Dream Team, better known by its initials DDT or its logo reading D2T, is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded in 1997 by Sanshiro Takagi. It became one of the top names in Japanese indy wrestling by creating a unique Sports Entertainment style with a Japanese puroresu flair to the matches.

DDT produced Pay-Per-View digests of its product for DirectTV between late 1999 to 2003 after which they finally got an hour's timeslot on Samurai TV, Japan's premier sports channel which shows a lot of professional wrestling from both Japan and the United States.

The cards' matches tend to be a mix of Japanese lucharesu, semi-worked shoot-style, hardcore brawling and comedy matches. DDT is in many ways a parody of American pro wrestling, particularly World Wrestling Entertainment, using over-the-top gimmicks (most notably Danshoku Dino) as well as unique match types including a hardcore match in a campsite (which featured use of bottle rockets as weapons), an "Office Deathmatch" (where the ring was set up to resemble a section of an office building, complete with cubicle walls and computers), and a "Silence Match" (where wrestlers were forbidden to make loud noises, resulting in slow-motion chops and punches and featuring the commentary team speaking in a faux-whisper).


DDT currently has 5 recognized championships, the top titles being the KO-D (King of DDT) championships.


Championship Current champion(s) Defeated Date won Location
DDT KO-D Openweight Championship Kota Ibushi Harashima February 15, 2015 Saitama, Japan
DDT KO-D Tag Team Championship Strong BJ
(Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi)
Happy Hotel
(Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo)
February 15, 2015 Saitama, Japan
DDT KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship Shuten-dōji
(KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi)
Brahman Brothers & Gorgeous Matsuno February 15, 2015 Saitama, Japan
DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship Aja Kong Makoto Oishi February 15, 2015 Saitama, Japan
DDT Extreme Division Championship Shiori Asahi Akito February 15, 2015 Saitama, Japan


Championship Current champion(s) Defeated Date won Location
DDT Jiyugaoka Six-Person Tag Team Championship Shit Heart♥Foundation
(Hikaru Sato, Michael Nakazawa and Tomomitsu Matsunaga)
Great Kojika, Mr. #6 and Riho November 3, 2010 Tokyo, Japan
Independent Junior Heavyweight Championship
(also recognized by Big Japan and El Dorado among others)
Hiroki Daigoro Kashiwa November 6, 2011 Tokyo, Japan
UWA World Trios Championship Disaster-Box
(Harashima, Toru Owashi and Yukihiro Abe)
Shit Heart♥Foundation
(Hikaru Sato, Michael Nakazawa and Tomomitsu Matsunaga)
December 26, 2010 Tokyo, Japan

Union Pro

Championship Current champion(s) Defeated Date won Location
Union Max Championship FUMA Hikaru Sato December 17, 2014 Tokyo, Japan
Union Fly to Everywhere World Championship Mio Shirai Ladybeard August 31, 2014 Tokyo, Japan
World Aipoke Championship Super Sasadango Machine Ryu Gouma May 18, 2014 Tokyo, Japan

Sub-Brands & Sister Promotions

DDT runs several sub-brands and offshoots, regularly experimenting with the different ways wrestling can be done and presented.

  • Union Pro Wrestling is the revived version of the notorious indy sleaze promtions from the early 1990s and is now run by Shuji Ishikawa. It is the most consistent of the sub-brands when it comes to running shows.
  • Hard Hit is more of a stand up worked shoot style hybrid using rounds and a points system for its matches.
  • MUSCLE began as Muscle Sakai’s parody of HUSTLE but since then has gained a life of its own and is now about whatever crazy idea Sakai thinks of at the time.
  • BOYZ feature handsome wrestlers from around the indy scene and is kept under the watchful eye of Johnny Edojima, who is played by Danshoku Dino.
  • Tokyo Women's Wrestling is a promotion that was created to train and nurture new female wrestlers. Although being run by DDT, unlike most of the other sub-brands and offshoots, Tokyo Women's Wrestling remains separate from DDT and its other brands.

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