Wrestle Peter Pan 2021, DDT’s biggest event of the year, is fast approaching and with it, a slew of wild and wonderful matches can be expected.
The card will be emanating from outside at the Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki with a double ring set up necessitated by one of the matches on the card.
Taking place on August 21st, the 13th edition of DDT’s Peter Pan events will be headlined by reigning KO-D Openweight Champion Jun Akiyama defending against Konosuke Takeshita. Takeshita earned his second opportunity to wrest the belt away from Akiyama following his victory in the 2021 King of DDT tournament.
Their collision will mark the 24th time the two have squared off in some kind of match, with Akiyama leading the series 12-11 current. Takeshita has the chance to tie the series and become champion in the process. Following two singles losses to Akiyama, Takeshita seems very keen to rectify the situation.
More so than this being in a huge venue, the key thing is that I'm facing Jun Akiyama.
He's beat me twice in a row now, and I've been down mentally for a while because of that, but now I'm back and ready to fight him.#ddtpro#WrestlePeterPan
— DDT/TJPW English Update (D/TEU) (@ddtpro_eng) August 13, 2021
Wrestle Peter Pan 2021 will also anoint Takeshita as the man to main event the show more times than anyone else. This will mark Takeshita’s 5th headlining match. He currently ties for the record with Harashima at four. Other multiple time headliners include Tetsuya Endo at three, and both Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi at two apiece.
In stark juxtaposition to the main event, the show will be opening with an Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Team Deathmatch!
FMW legend Atsushi Onita is bringing his brand of madness to DDT and will be teaming with Tokyo Princess Cup 8 winner Maki Itoh, Sanshiro Takagi & Akito vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Hikari Noa.
Noa has been wanting to get her hands on Takagi for some time now, as Takagi relayed in an interview with ITRwrestling in October 2020.
Hikari (Noa) is exceptionally charismatic and says things like “I would like to run Takagi over with a van on a Rojo (street) pro-wrestling show too” (I welcome her and take on the challenge, by the way).
It appears, instead of running President Takagi over, Noa will instead blow him up.
When is Wrestle Peter Pan 2021?
The Wrestle Peter Pan 2021 main show is scheduled for August 21st at 16:00 JST / 09:00 BST.
How can I watch Wrestle Peter Pan 2021?
The matches will be streamed live on the wrestling streaming service Wrestle Universe.
A link for how to subscribe in English can be found here.
The price to subscribe to Wrestle Universe is ¥900 which is around £6. You also get your first month for free, and you get access to DDT, NOAH, TJPW & Ganbare’s back catalogue.
What is the match card for Wrestle Peter Pan 2021?
KO-D Openweight Championship
Jun Akiyama (c) vs. Konosuke Takeshita
DDT Universal Championship
Yuki Ueno (c) vs. Daisuke Sasaki
KO-D Six Man Tag Team Championships
Damnation (Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao and Yuji Hino) (c) vs. Eruption (Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi and Saki Akai)
Special Hardcore Tag Team Match
The37Kamina (Shunma Katsumata and Mao) vs. Chris Brookes and Jun Kasai
Double Ring Double Singles Match
Toru Owashi vs. Antonio Honda & Danshoku Dino vs. Kazuki Hirata
Disaster Box (Harashima and Naomi Yoshimura), Yusuke Okada, Raimu Imai and El Unicorn vs. Yuji Okabayashi, Tamura, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino and Ilusion
Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Team Deathmatch
Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito and Maki Itoh vs. Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Hikari Noa
Yukio Naya and Keigo Nakamura vs. Hideki Okatani and Yuya Koroku
Watch Wrestle Peter Pan 2021 live on Wrestle Universe on Saturday, August 21st.