DDT Universal Championship
The DDT Universal Championship belt
Details
PromotionCyberFight
BrandDDT Pro-Wrestling
Date establishedDecember 28, 2019
Current champion(s)Mao
Date wonMarch 20, 2022
Other name(s)
DDT Universal Openweight Championship

The DDT Universal Championship (DDT UNIVERSAL王座, DDT Yunibāsaru Ōza) is a professional wrestling championship in the Japanese promotion DDT Pro-Wrestling. Announced on December 28, 2019, at the D-Oh Grand Prix 2020 final event, the DDT Universal Championship was created as part of DDT's plans to expand internationally and reach a larger audience. There have been six reigns so far, shared between four wrestlers. Mao is the current champion in his first reign.

Title history

On January 7, it was announced that the inaugural match would pit Konosuke Takeshita against Chris Brookes.[1] Brookes won the title at Into The Fight 2020, on February 23, 2020. As he was making his victory speech, Brookes was ambushed by Daisuke Sasaki who challenged him for the title before stealing the belt.[2][3] Sasaki went on to defeat Brookes for the title at Judgement 2020: DDT 23rd Anniversary, on March 20.[4] Brookes captured the title back in the main event of DDT TV Show! #8, on June 27. He successfully defended it against his fellow Englishman Drew Parker on September 7, at Get Alive 2020 and then against Naomi Yoshimura on October 10, at DDT TV Show! #9.[5] Yuki Ueno captured the title on November 3 at Ultimate Party 2020.[6] He then successfully defended it against Mao on November 8, at DDT TV Show! #11.[7]

Reigns

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Chris Brookes February 23, 2020 Into The Fight 2020 Tokyo, Japan 1 26 0 Defeated Konosuke Takeshita to win the inaugural title. [8]
2 Daisuke Sasaki March 20, 2020 Judgement 2020: DDT 23rd Anniversary Tokyo, Japan 1 99 3 [9]
3 Chris Brookes June 27, 2020 DDT TV Show! #8 Tokyo, Japan 2 129 2 [10]
4 Yuki Ueno November 3, 2020 Ultimate Party 2020 Tokyo, Japan 1 291 6 [6][11]
5 Daisuke Sasaki August 21, 2021 Wrestle Peter Pan 2021 Kawasaki, Japan 2 211 4 [12]
6 Mao March 20, 2022 Judgement 2022: DDT 25th Anniversary Tokyo, Japan 1 4+ 0 This was a hadrcore three-way match also involving Jun Kasai. [13]

Combined reigns

Inaugural and two-time champion Chris Brookes
Inaugural and two-time champion Chris Brookes

As of March 24, 2022.

Indicates the current champions
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined days
1 Daisuke Sasaki 2 7 310
2 Yuki Ueno 1 6 291
3 Chris Brookes 2 2 155
4 Mao 1 0 4+

See also

References

  1. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling (January 7, 2020). "2月23日後楽園大会追加カード決定/竹下とクリスが初代DDT UNIVERSAL王座を争う" (in Japanese). Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "DDT "D-OU GRAND PRIX 2020 THE FINAL!!" Results". Dramatic DDT. December 28, 2019. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "DDTが新たに「DDT UNIVERSAL王座」創設ほか". Weekly Pro-Wrestling Mobile Premium (in Japanese). December 29, 2019. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "DDT "JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~" Results". Dramatic DDT. March 20, 2020. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  5. ^ "DDT Universal Championship". Cagematch. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Ultimate Party 2020". DDT Pro-Wrestling. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  7. ^ "DDT TV SHOW #11". DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese).
  8. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (February 23, 2020). "DDT Into The Fight 2020 - TV-Show @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  9. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (March 20, 2020). "DDT Judgement 2020 - TV-Show @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  10. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (June 27, 2020). "DDT TV Show! #8 - TV-Show @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  11. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (November 3, 2020). "DDT Ultimate Party 2020 - TV-Show @ Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  12. ^ DDT Pro-Wrestling (August 21, 2021). "WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021". ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  13. ^ DDT Pro Wrestling (March 20, 2022). Judgement2022~DDT旗揚げ25周年記念大会~. ddtpro.com (in Japanese). Retrieved March 20, 2022.