Peter Pan (ピーターパン Pītā Pan) is an annual major professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event, held by the Japanese professional wrestling promotion DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT). The event is usually held in summer and is DDT's biggest, and arguably the most important, event of the year, equivalent to the Dragon Gate's Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival and the NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom and it is regarded as DDT's flagship event.
Since 2009, the attendance began to grow over the years and the event was usually in the Ryōgoku Kokugikan, leading DDT to change the venue to the Nippon Budokan in 2012, in which the event, surpassed DDT's attendance records with 10,124 records. However, over the years the attendance began decreasing, leading DDT to announce they would change the venue to the Saitama Super Arena in the summer of 2020. The 2019 show had the lowest attendance in the event's history with 3,798 fans. Since 2009 has aired domestically on Fighting TV Samurai. In 2017, all events became available in their streaming service DDT Universe. The 2020 edition of the event, would be postponed, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, following Japan's declaration of State of Emergency. On May 16, it was announced that Peter Pan, set to take place on June 6 and June 7, the event was previously scheduled for Saitama Super Arena in Saitama would instead be moved to the DDT TV Show Studio in Tokyo, without an audience on AbemaTV and Wrestle Universe.
DDT often invites other promotions from Japan to participate in their Peter Pan shows such as Big Japan Pro Wrestling, Dragon Gate, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Kaientai Dojo, Pro Wrestling Noah, Pro Wrestling Freedoms, Michinoku Pro Wrestling, and Wrestle-1. The shows have regularly featured wrestlers from all over Japan including Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Naomichi Marufuji, Masahiro Chono, The Great Kojika, The Great Sasuke, Taka Michinoku, Tatsumi Fujinami and Shuji Kondo.
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- The event was moved, rescheduled and held behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.