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'''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 [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] and sometimes bizarre match types.

It was an affiliate of the Global Pro Wrestling Alliance, which also included Wrestling/RingOfHonor, Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH and Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1. ThatOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dramatic_Dream_Team has more info on DDT.]]

!!! "Dramatic Dream Tropes":
* ALoadOfBull: Bull Armor TAKUYA
* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: 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.
* AlohaHawaii: They presented Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldOrder}}Wo send ups, the aloha World order, made up of Japanese natives dressing up as Hawaiians.
* TheAce: HARASHIMA is known as "King Of The Indies" as was the ace of DDT for a long while.
* BadassBystander: A random photographer won the Ironman Heavymetal Weight Championship by hitting Wrestling/AjaKong with a hammer while she was coming out for a match. After the match, she tracked him down and gave him a [[FinishingMove uraken]].
* BananaPeel: Super Sasadango Machine wore one on his head to counter Kazushi Sakuraba's double face stomp finishing move.
* BattleStrip: Danshoku Dino and Michael Nakazawa wore multiple thongs, which they continually stripped off during a match, almost to the point of them getting naked.
* BeardedLady: {{Subverted|trope}}, Ladybeard is actually a man.
* ComedicSpanking: HARASHIMA spanked Kota Ibushi for attempting climb up the ropes for a moonsault during HARASHIMA's open weight title defense.
* CampGay: Danshoku Dino
* CaptainErsatz: The IMGP to the International Wrestling Grand Prix, IWGP, the governing body who sanction most of New Japan's title defenses. There is even an IMGP World Heavyweight Title.
* CommutingOnABus: Kota Ibushi due to a dual priority contract with Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling.
* CoolMask: Subverted by Wrestling/KazushiSakuraba's, as he can't see through it and risks running into things or falling off the stage during his entrance.
* {{Crossover}}
** The KO-D Tag Team Titles are said to be Wrestling/{{CMLL}} certified because the first champions were decided under their banner, rather than DDT's.
** American Balloon, Danshoku Dino and [=Masamune=] competed as Team DDT in ''Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} King of Trios 2007.''
** [[Wrestling/DragonGate Dramatic Dream Gate and DDG Returns 2008]]
** The Differ Cup Scramble Tag Team Tournament, hosted by DDT, IWA Japan, Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling, Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH and Wrestling/ProWrestlingZERO1.
** DDT has had two "child promotions" in [[AmazonBrigade Union Pro Wrestling and Tokyo Joshi Pro]]. Even after Union shutdown(again), DDT continued to host defenses of it's "Max" and "Fly To Everywhere" World Titles and even created the Union Non-Certified US Heavyweight Title.
* DeathFromAbove: Buenos Aires Gozen Reiji, the finishing move of the Argentine sumo wrestler Hoshitango Imachi.
* ExactWords: The DDT have a variant on the [[GimmickMatches Ladder Match]] where a wrestler has to fight against ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an actual ladder]].'' The result is less a display of wrestling power than talent at ''mime.'' And since anyone (or any''thing'') can hold the title, the DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship has been held by ''three different ladders.'' And by ''[[ShapedLikeItself the title belt itself]]''.
* {{Expy}}
** Sanshiro Takagi himself is an Expy of Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, right down to having the same glass shattering sound that begins his entrance music.
** Hiroshi Fukuda is an expy to Mr. Perfect Wrestling/CurtHennig, with added elements of AllAmericanFace thrown in, such as wearing a stars and stripes jacket(that's a little too small for him).
* FanDisservice: Suguru Miyatake and Takayuki Ueki bra and panty from bubble match, unless two hairy guys in that situation is your thing.
* FightingWithChucks: A trademark of KUDO.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: This is the promotion that installed a "Gay Anal World Title" in 2005 and promoted it in some way shape or form for four years after all.
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: They used the defunct Universal Wrestling Association's World trios title belts until 2010.
* FunnyForeigner: Kenny Omega, the Canadian Cartoon Character, Ladybeard, the male Australian Pinup Model.
* GarbageWrestler: Generally those who compete for the DDT Extreme Title belt.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The Golden☆Lovers Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi call their finishing move the "Golden Shower".
* GimmickMatches
** 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.
** ''DDT Ryogoku Peter Pan 2011'' saw Danshoku Dino take on Wrestling/BobSapp in a "30 3 Minute Rounds with Alternating Bob Rules & Gay Rules" match.
* GorgeousGeorge: Gorgeous Matsuno is an {{expy}} of the [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner trope namer]]
* GroinAttack: In a now-infamous spot, Danshoku Dino tried to grab Wrestling/JoeyRyan's…well, you know. Only, to his shock and horror, Dato soon found that he had made a grave mistake, and Ryan [[ItMakesSenseInContext judo flipped Dato with his genitals.]]
* HandshakeRefusal: 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.
* IHaveManyNames: Sanshiro Takagi is also known as Doku Mamushi Sanshiro,Sanshiro Miyamoto, "Stone Cold" Steve Sanshiro, Mr. Strawberry, Italian Warrior, Francoise*Takagi, Sanshiro Takagi Binsebun, Tadashi Kimala, Sazae, Brassière Chono, Great Slave #643, Sexy X, S. Hansen, Takagi Genjin, New Keizo Matsuda and Narita Nagachika. Whew.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Special mention goes to Kota Ibushi and Kenny Omega's synchronized 450 splashes from the same turnbuckle.
* ImmigrantPatriotism: Kenny Omega loves Japan, took up residence and doesn't even consider himself an outsider.
* JapaneseRanguage: Cherry is sometimes billed as Che Li
* {{Jobber}}: There is even a title for them, The King Of Dark Championship belt, 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! [[ShownTheirWork This too]] has obscure roots in American wrestling, specifically a "hot potato" title belt from Chicago.
* MaskedLuchador: Wrestling/ElGenerico, the generic luchador.
* {{Mummy}}: [=Mecha Mummy=]
* NewYearHasCome: ''The New Year's Gift Special''...specials, they celebrate it
* OlderThanTheyLook: In a case of DawsonCasting that was {{played for laughs}}, Cherry was billed as 18 when she debuted at age 30. That said, she did look much younger than most people her age.
* OliveGarden: The Italian Four Horsemen, who went through several different incarnations to both mirror the various versions of Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen and to squeeze in as many Italian stereotypes as possible.
* PowerStable: Akebono Army, Yoshiko Army, Nakazawa's Army, Danshoku Dino's Army
* PowerTrio: The KO-D Six Man Championship contenders
* RepetitiveName: The Omori Dream Fair World Omori Title
* {{Revival}}: In 2013, DDT revived an earlier nineties Puroresu promotion called Union Pro by creating two titles for it. DDT, however, promoted UPW as a Joshi(all women) fed when it actually started running shows until retiring that and just making them part of it's own.
* RockPaperScissors: The [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/ddt/ironman-hm.html [=Ironman=] Heavymetalweight Title]], a {{Parody}} of the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-hc.html WWE Hardcore Title]]'s "24/7 Rules," has changed hands this way.
* SheIsTheKing: The letters KO-D stand for King Of DDT, which most of the main titles are labeled but AJA Kong held one of the 6-Man Tag Team title belts as part of Team Homo sapiens with Danshoku Dino and Makoto Oishi.
* ShoutOut: The stable of Danshoku Dino, Masa Takanashi, Hikaru Sato and Keisuke Ishii, Belt Manga/HunterXHunter.
* SlowMotion
** Those who participate in a "Silence Match" where making loud noises draws a disqualification, will often end up fighting in slow motion in an effort to keep quiet.
** 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.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is sometimes written as D[[subscript:2]]T
* StartMyOwn
** "Jet" Shogo's JET World Title in 2006. It has had a bit of staying power and been won by a few people.
** Danshiko Dino's "Umemura Personal Computer School World Copy and Paste Title", which hasn't.
* TournamentArc: ''[=DDT48=]'' and ''King of DDT'' are two of their big annual events.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Hoshitango Imachi, a Jewish Argentine sumo wrestler. It wasn't just a [[TheGimmick gimmick]], it was true.
* UnrelatedBrothers: Brazo de Gotha has no known relations to the Brazo family or Shadito Cruz.
* WholesomeCrossDresser: Rookies Shun Miyatake and Hiroshi Fukuda were made to dress like women and dance to entrances of Kazuki Hirata and Magnum HIRATA.
* WidgetSeries: What happens when this trope is applied to wrestling.