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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. Wiki/ThatOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dramatic_Dream_Team has more info on DDT.]]

!!!"Dramatic Dream Tropes":
* TheAce: Kota Ibushi is a [[IHaveTheHighGround high-flying]], [[SeriousBusiness shoot-stylist]], [[LightningBruiser power-wrestling]], CrowningMomentOfAwesome-creating, [[PrettyBoy living-bishonen]] wrestler with an accomplishment list which dwarves most wrestlers from his generation. If you heard this description without knowing him, you would probably feel more inclined to think it's a [[CAWs customized character from a wrestling game]] than a real, living wrestler.
* 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 Wrestling/KazushiSakuraba'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 Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}}'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.
** Kota Ibushi's commuting status did lead to him defending the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title on DDT shows, his first defense against Kenny Omega was in fact. Omega lost, but would later save face by bringing in and defending the Wrestling/{{A|llJapanProWrestling}}JPW Junior Heavyweight Title belt Minoru Tanaka.
** 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. Mio Shirai has won the SGP Global Junior Heavyweight Title from Ken Oka on a Union Pro show.
* DeathFromAbove: Buenos Aires Gozen Reiji, the finishing move of the Argentine sumo wrestler Hoshitango Imachi.
* EnforcedPlug: At ''DDT White Flight in Nagoya 2011'' there was Umemura Personal Computer School Sponsored Match between Danshoku Dino and Masa Takanashi
* 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).
* EvilForeigner: Ivan Markov and Bonnie(Russians) of [=KGB48=], though their partner Vladimir Nagai was really Japanese and they were all overshadowed by the much larger Japanese majority [=TKGB48=].
* 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.
** DDT Non-Fix 10.5 had "The King Of Laughter" match, where the winner is the one to make his opponents...laugh. Michael Nakazawa won a four way.
** Sanshiro Takagi and HIROKI fought Michael Nakazawa and Chiharu in a "100 Nunchuks & Flower Pots Death Match" at ''DDT Sapporo Puroresu Festival''.
* 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.
* LegionOfDoom: ''DDT Ryogoku Peter Pan 2011'' saw The Susan Guard team up with the remaining members of the Shit Heart Foundation to become The Susan Shit Heart Superstars. This did little to slow their mutual downward spirals, however and they ended up being dismantled by [=TKG48=] in little over a month...only to come back months later and begin to star winning.
* MaskedLuchador: Wrestling/ElGenerico, the generic luchador.
* MindScrew: The Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship changed hands '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upgnXzcvfB8 in a dream]]'''''
* MonkeyMoralityPose: ''DDT Beer Garden Pro Wrestling 2011 - Day 5 - Kenny Omega & Michael Nakazawa Day'' had a "3 Monkies Match"[sic] between No Hearing Monkey, No Speaking Monkey and No Looking Monkey. The deaf one was victorious.
* {{Mummy}}: [=Mecha Mummy=]
* NewYearHasCome: ''The New Year's Gift Special''...specials, they celebrate it
* OddJobGods: ''DDT Chartiy Wrestling on the Road Series 2nd ~ Storage Yard Pro Wrestling'' saw the god of the storage yard get ganged up on and beaten by Sanshiro Takagi, Kota Ibushi, Michael Nakazawa and Mitsuhiro Yoshida after they were beaten in a five way match by Jun Kasai.
* 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.
* OpenSecret: KUDO keeps his true name secret, despite it was ousted a long time ago as Atsushi Kudo when some fans looked on his former university's database.
* PowerStable: Akebono Army, Yoshiko Army, Nakazawa's Army, Danshoku Dino's Army, [=TKG48=], Smile Squash, Homoiro Clover Z, Homoiro Clover Z [[PaletteSwap Green]]
* PowerTrio: The KO-D Six Man Championship contenders. More specifically, Man's Club, Susan Guard, HERO! Gundan, [=KGB48=]
* 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
* SquashMatch
** Sometimes one match will go on so long that there isn't enough time for anything else but an deliberately one sided contest meant to be over with quickly, such as ''DDT Charity Wrestling Series on the Road – Factory Pro Wrestling Again'' where [=TKG48=]'s Sanshiro Takagi and Munenori Sawa had a TagTeam match with Kota Ibushi and Michael Nakazawa that ate up all the time, so a four on one handicap match featuring the same wrestlers punishing Kojo no Kamisama for about a minute and a half. The charity shows are particularly susceptible to these, actually.
** At ''DDT Wrestling Master Final Countdown ~ Dick Togo Last Local Triumphant Return'' MIKAMI squashed DJ Nira in four seconds, twice in a row. On his third try Nira managed to last six minutes, but still lost.
* 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.
* WrestlingMonster: Shigehiro Irie as a CaptainErsatz of Wrestling/BigVanVader.