DDT Universal Championship
|DDT Universal Championship|
|Date established||December 28, 2019|
|Current champion(s)||Tetsuya Endo|
|Date won||March 21, 2023|
DDT Universal Openweight Championship
The DDT Universal Championship (Japanese: DDT UNIVERSAL王座, Hepburn: 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. As of January 13, 2023[update], there have been ten reigns shared between seven different wrestlers. Tetsuya Endo is the current champion in his second reign.
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On January 7, it was announced that the inaugural match would pit Konosuke Takeshita against Chris Brookes. 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. Sasaki went on to defeat Brookes for the title at Judgement 2020: DDT 23rd Anniversary, on March 20. 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. Yuki Ueno captured the title on November 3 at Ultimate Party 2020. He then successfully defended it against Mao on November 8, at DDT TV Show! #11.
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|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.|
|1||Chris Brookes||February 23, 2020||Into The Fight 2020||Tokyo, Japan||1||26||0||Defeated Konosuke Takeshita to win the inaugural title.|||
|2||Daisuke Sasaki||March 20, 2020||Judgement 2020: DDT 23rd Anniversary||Tokyo, Japan||1||99||3|||
|3||Chris Brookes||June 27, 2020||DDT TV Show! #8||Tokyo, Japan||2||129||2|||
|4||Yuki Ueno||November 3, 2020||Ultimate Party 2020||Tokyo, Japan||1||291||6|||
|5||Daisuke Sasaki||August 21, 2021||Wrestle Peter Pan 2021||Kawasaki, Japan||2||211||4|||
|6||Mao||March 20, 2022||Judgement 2022: DDT 25th Anniversary||Tokyo, Japan||1||73||2||This was a hardcore three-way match also involving Jun Kasai.|||
|7||Masahiro Takanashi||June 1, 2022||What Are You Doing 2022||Tokyo, Japan||1||80||1|||
|8||Yuki Ueno||August 20, 2022||Wrestle Peter Pan 2022||Tokyo, Japan||2||146||2|||
|9||Naruki Doi||January 13, 2023||Sweet Dreams! 2023 Tour in Shinjuku: Fire!||Tokyo, Japan||1||67||1||This was a three-way elimination match also involving Daisuke Sasaki.|||
|10||Tetsuya Endo||March 21, 2023||Judgement 2023||Tokyo, Japan||1||0+||0|||
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As of March 21, 2023.
|†||Indicates the current champions|
|7||Tetsuya Endo †||1||0||0+|
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Source: "DDT Universal Championship", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 21st), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT_Universal_Championship.
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