Today’s DDT TV Show finale (review coming soon) became the announcing ground for the 2020 edition of the King of DDT tournament. The single-elimination tournament will take place in August across several different nights with a one million yen prize on the line and 28 competitors from all of DDT’s factions.

That list is as follows:


  • Konosuke Takeshita
  • Akito
  • Shunma Katsumata
  • Yuki Iino


  • Daisuke Sasaki
  • Tetsuya Endo
  • Soma Takao
  • Mad Paulie
  • El Lindaman
  • T-Hawk
  • Nobuhiro Shimatani


  • Yuki Ueno
  • Naomi Yoshimura
  • Toru Owashi
  • Kazuki Hirata


  • Yukio Sakaguchi
  • Kazusada Higuchi


  • Makoto Oishi
  • Mizuki Watase


Antonio Honda

Danshoku Dieno

Chris Brookes (Neo Itoh Respect Army)

Yukio Naya

Shinya Aoki

Tomomitsu Matsunaga

Seigo Tachibana

Minoru Tanaka

All the matches are displayed in the graphic above, plus one of the competitors will be given a second chance to enter the tournament if they lose their first-round match through the Dramatic Challenge Battle Royal. There are plenty of interesting matchups to follow so come back to SteelChair when the tournament comes around for all the coverage.

All images courtesy of DDT English Update,

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