Wrestling: Dramatic Dream Team

Dramatic Dream Team (DDT) is a Japanese independent wrestling promotion founded in 1997 by Sanshiro Takagi. DDT's style is a unique blend of puroresu, sports entertainment, and comedy. In many respects, DDT is a parody of American professional wrestling, with many over-the-top characters and sometimes bizarre match types.

It is an affiliate of the Global Pro Wrestling Alliance, which also includes Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling NOAH and Pro Wrestling Zero 1. That Other Wiki has more info on DDT.

"Dramatic Dream Tropes":

  • A Load of Bull: Bull Armor TAKUYA
  • A Taste Of Their Own Medicine: Akira Tozawa got so fed up with Danshoku Dino, he tried to out gay him...he failed but Dino was thrown off his game for a little bit.
  • The Ace: HARASHIMA is known as "King Of The Indies" as was the ace of DDT for a long while.
  • Badass Bystander: A random photographer won the Ironman Heavymetal Weight Championship by hitting Aja Kong with a hammer while she was coming out for a match. After the match, she tracked him down and gave him a uraken.
  • Banana Peel: Super Sasadango Machine wore one on his head to counter Kazushi Sakuraba's double face stomp finishing move.
  • Battle Strip: Danshoku Dino and Michael Nakazawa wore multiple thongs, which they continually stripped off during a match, almost to the point of them getting naked.
  • Bearded Lady: Subverted, Ladybeard is actually a man.
  • Comedic Spanking: HARASHIMA spanked Kota Ibushi for attempting climb up the ropes for a moonsault during HARASHIMA's open weight title defense.
  • Camp Gay: Danshoku Dino
  • Commuting on a Bus: Kota Ibushi due to a dual priority contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
  • Cool Mask: Subverted by Kazushi Sakuraba's, as he can't see through it and risks running into things or falling off the stage during his entrance.
  • Crossover
  • Expy: Sanshiro Takagi himself is an Expy of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, right down to having the same glass shattering sound that begins his entrance music.
  • Fan Disservice: Suguru Miyatake and Takayuki Ueki bra and panty from bubble match, unless two hairy guys in that situation is your thing.
  • Funny Foreigner: Kenny Omega, the Canadian Cartoon Character, Ladybeard, the male Australian Pinup Model.
  • Garbage Wrestler: Generally those who compete for the DDT Extreme Title belt.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The Golden☆Lovers Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi call their finishing move the "Golden Shower".
  • Gimmick Matches
    • No rope escape match, no grappling allowed match, two count pin to win match, give up only, super TLC match (they fight for a tote bag)
    • A rumbles rules match sees the gimmick of the match change multiple times as it goes on.
  • Handshake Refusal: HARASHIMA refused to shake Kota Ibushi's hand after losing the Open Weight title to him, leading to Ibushi to follow HARASHIMA trying to get a hand shake and HARASHIMA punching Ibushi's palm.
  • I Have the High Ground: Special mention goes to Kota Ibushi and Kenny Omega's synchronized 450 splashes from the same turnbuckle.
  • Japanese Ranguage: Cherry is sometimes billed as Che Li
  • Jobber: There is even a title belt for them, The King Of Dark Championship, which is retained by being defeated. And, as the name implies, it is "defended" in dark matches, meaning a good deal of the audience doesn't even know it exists!
  • Mummy: Mecha Mummy
  • Power Stable: Akebono Army, Yoshiko Army, Nakazawa's Army, Danshoku Dino's Army
  • Power Trio: The KO-D Six Man Championship contenders
  • Rock-Paper-Scissors: The Ironman Heavymetalweight Title, a Parody of the WWE Hardcore Title's "24/7 Rules," has changed hands this way.
  • Shout-Out: The stable of Danshoku Dino, Masa Takanashi, Hikaru Sato and Keisuke Ishii, Belt Hunter Hunter.
  • Significant Monogram: The King Of Dark has the same initials as the KO-D Openweight title, the top belt in DDT.
  • Slow Motion: The final of the Kazushi Sakuraba vs Super Sasadango Machine match at Saitama Super DDT 2015 was live action slow motion, with dimmed lights, and narration coming off the big screen. When the special effects cut off they went back to regular speed and Machine lost quickly.
  • Tournament Arc: DDT48 and King of DDT are two of their big annual events.
  • Wholesome Cross Dresser: Rookies Shun Miyatake and Hiroshi Fukuda were made to dress like women and to entrances of Kazuki Hirata and Magnum HIRATA.