DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? ~DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~LAST REQUEST SPECIAL!~” Results

September 24, 2017

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? ~DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 ~LAST REQUEST SPECIAL!~”, 24/09/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,465 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Diego defeated Daiki Shimomura with the VHS (5:22).
1. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase when Katsumata pinned Watase with the Firebird Splash (7:46).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Disposable Chopsticks defeated Yuu (c) by Pinfall (12:29 pm).
*Disposable Chopsticks becomes the 1,268th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Royce Isaacs defeated Disposable Chopsticks (c) with the Miracle Ass (12:30 pm).
*Royce Isaacs becomes the 1,269th champion.
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Yuni defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with an Inverted Hurricanrana (15:41).
2a. Antonio Honda eliminated Royce Isaacs (c) with a School Boy (6:08).
*Antonio Honda becomes the 1,270th champion.
2b. Yuni eliminated Matsuno Collection A.T. with the 2nd Rope Sky Twister Press (7:47).
2c. Akito eliminated Sanshiro Takagi by Ring Out (9:25).
2d. Yoshihiko eliminated Antonio Honda (c) with the Reincarnation (12:34).
*Yoshihiko becomes the 1,271st champion.
2e. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Yoshihiko (c) with a Vertical Drop Fire Thunder (14:15).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,282nd champion.
2f. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (15:08).
*V1 for Kazuki Hirata.
2g. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Keisuke Ishii by Ring Out (15:09).
*V2 for Kazuki Hirata.
2h. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Makoto Oishi by Ring Out (15:13).
*V3 for Kazuki Hirata.
2i. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Akito by Ring Out (15:15).
*V4 for Kazuki Hirata.
2j. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Yuu by Ring Out (15:20).
*V5 for Kazuki Hirata.
2k. Yuu eliminated Kazuki Hirata (c) with an Inverted Hurricanrana (15:41).
*Yuu becomes the 1,273rd champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Makoto Oishi defeated Yuni (c) with a Backbreaker (12:49 pm).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 1,274th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with the Last Ride (12:50 pm).
*Yuu becomes the 1,275th champion.
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Rocky Kawamura & Ryuichi Sekine defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai when Kawamura pinned Sakai with a Diving Body Attack Switch Back (7:20).
4. Soma Takao & Yasu Urano defeated Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Takao pinned Paulie with La Magistral Cradle (8:58).
5. DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match That Danshoku Producer Wants To Show Everyone But Is Worried Whether It Will Be Suitable Content – Loser Leaves House: Danshoku Dino defeated Super Sasadango Machine with the Danshoku Driver (7:33).
6. DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match That Danshoku Producer Wants To Show Everyone: KUDO defeated HARASHIMA with the Diving Double Knee Drop (18:43).
7. KO-D Openweight Title, DDT Extreme Title & Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title – 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (E/c) defeated Konosuke Takeshita (K/c) and Ken Ohka (I/c) when Sasaki submitted Ohka with the Cross Facelock (21:46).
*V6 for Daisuke Sasaki. V8 for Konosuke Takeshita. Ken Ohka fails in V4. Daisuke Sasaki becomes the 25th Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion! Daisuke Sasaki wins Ken Ohka’s 714,146 yen!

Report to come soon.

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DDT “TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 – 4GAMER.NET X DDT – DAY 3” Results

September 23, 2017

DDT “TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 – 4GAMER.NET X DDT – DAY 3”, 23/09/2017
Chiba Makuhari Messe – 4Gamer.net Booth
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1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Diego & Cherry when Sakaguchi pinned Diego with the Right Knee Of God (8:49).
2. Yuu & Rika Tatsumi defeated Miyu Yamashita & Yuki Kamifuku when Yuu submitted Kamifuku with the Katahajime (10:54).
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Danshoku Dino & Masato Kamino when Takeshita pinned Kamino with a Diving Body Press (9:51).
4. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Best Stretchman V3 when FUMA pinned Stretchman with the Heavy Metal Anthem (11:30).
5. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ino when MAO pinned Ino with the Cannonball 450 (10:28).

The main event was sponsored by the “Sengoku ASURA” phone game. The wrestlers were given a demonstration on how to play the game but it broke down into arguments over who could do what. The arguments led into the match itself. Afterwards Danshoku Dino said everyone learned a valuable lesson about teamwork because of the game. That turned out to be false because the wrestlers fought each other again. Dino then kissed the producer during the brawl.

Match #3 was done in collaboration with “Champion Jockey Special” for the Switch. Danshoku Dino told everyone he is friends with the game’s producer. Dino approached him one day asking for a wrestler like himself to be added to the game. The producer told him it wouldn’t make sense because the game is about horse racing. Konosuke Takeshita also appealed for a wrestler to be added to the game. If things like bicycles and tigers can be unlocked in the game to replace the horses then why not have wrestlers instead of jockeys too? The producer told Takeshita if his team wins and if they can also stop Dino from trying to kiss him then he will consider their request. ALL OUT won the match much to the producer’s relief. In addition to his promise, he gave them copies of “Winning Post 8” which can be linked with “Champion Jockey Special”.


DDT Pro Acquired By CyberAgent

September 22, 2017

It was announced today that DDT Pro Wrestling has been acquired by CyberAgent, the company behind the AbemaTV online streaming service. DDT will continue to do business as a subsidiary of CyberAgent and there is no change to the company name or its organisational structure. Sanshiro Takagi will continue his role as president of DDT. In addition the director of CyberAgent Takahiro Yamauchi will now become the director of DDT.

The deal between DDT and CyberAgent was made on 1st September when DDT transferred 100% of its outstanding shares to CyberAgent. The amount of money it cost has not been made public. Sanshiro Takagi commented on the deal by saying he wants to increase awareness of DDT, make it more appealing and aim for further expansion of the business. CyberAgent’s statement on their website mentions “the professional wrestling boom in recent years” being a reason why they are adding DDT content to the AbemaTV service.

All of the DDT spin offs are included in the acquisition so BASARA, DNA, Tokyo Joshi Pro and Ganbare☆Wrestling will also have their content appearing on AbemaTV. The first live show on the service will be this Sunday’s “WHO’S GONNA TOP?” event in Korakuen Hall. It will be free to all site members and registration to the website is free too. A special announcement about DDT’s future will be revealed during the show. Takagi promises DDT will continue to provide more of the fun, intense and dramatic stories that they are known for.

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Right, so with that out of the way, I should probably give an opinion on this. Well, it’s been about 12 hours since the news came out and I still don’t know what to make of it. I hope DDT gets to continue doing all the stuff that makes it DDT. Everything announced so far isn’t ringing any alarm bells. Takagi is still president, the only change to the structure is the addition of a director and there’s now an extra service DDT gets to be a part of. Doesn’t sound like any drastic changes are in the works. But that’s what is only announced so far and it sounds like there is more news to come on Sunday. Companies don’t get purchased just to continue being run the same way.

I’m in the dark about AbemaTV and its influence over in Japan. Some comments I’ve been able to make out on a few Japanese sites sound like it’s a big enough deal to be compared to Bushiroad buying New Japan. But my limited understanding of the company isn’t enough to figure out how accurate that claim is. Plus there have been plenty of times when a wrestling company expects to reach new levels with their broadcast deals only for them to fizzle out in demoralising ways (speaking of that, what crazy timing of this news to come out by the way).

Maybe it will work out. As mentioned above, AbemaTV wants in on the pro wrestling scene as it is on an upswing in Japan. There’s a good revival going on being led by NJPW with Dragon Gate behind them. DDT I reckon is third and All Japan are doing a wonderful job recovering from what was an absolute wreck a few years ago. Hopefully NOAH can find a way back to their feet. DDT has been constantly looking at ways to grow by being different to everyone else. The variety of projects on offer is probably what helped made DDT appealing to CyberAgent. Personally I didn’t think much of Tokyo Joshi when it began but that thing has grown far above my expectations. DNA scratches that itch I get for watching new wrestlers develop show by show. BASARA I think is struggling because its small roster often makes their shows repetitive but it offers a different change of pace from DDT. Ganpuro is the little rascal I can’t help but give a pat on its head to every once in a while.

For us outside of Japan, your guess is as good as mine in regards to how or even if we’ll get effected by this. There was no mention about DDT UNIVERSE in any of the statements. Can that service coincide with the AbemaTV deal? I don’t expect my enjoyment to change anyhow. The role of this blog is staying the same. Crazy things in DDT will continue to happen. I will want to continue describing them to you. People in the company will continue to be confused as to why a stranger in Ireland has made this his hobby. Such is life. Wrestling is weird. Have fun with it.

With that said, I’m crossing my fingers this acquisition will work out.


DDT “TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 – 4GAMER.NET X DDT – DAY 2” Results

September 22, 2017

DDT “TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 – 4GAMER.NET X DDT – DAY 2”, 22/09/2017
Chiba Makuhari Messe – 4Gamer.net Booth
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1. Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani & Yuki Ino when Higuchi submitted Shimatani with the Canadian Backbreaker (11:55).
2. Naomi Yoshimura defeated Masato Kamino with a Lariat (8:47).
-. Fire Pro Edit Match: HARASHIMA Vs Rekka ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
3. HARASHIMA defeated Rekka with the Somato (8:02).
4. Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs defeated Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno when Dino pinned Ueno with the Danshoku Driver (11:35).
5. Ring☆Dream Offer Match: KUDO, Soma Takao & Yoshihiko defeated Keisuke Ishii, Makoto Oishi & Cherry when Yoshihiko pinned Oishi with the Reincarnation (1:22).

The main event was sponsored by the Ring☆Dream online game but there was concern from the game’s producer about his company’s future relationship with DDT after yesterday’s news. Hisaya Imabayashi told him their relationship will not change and they tearfully hugged each other. Cherry wrestled the match dressed in a schoolgirl outfit based on of the game’s characters. She ask the producer if she could be added to the game in the future. He promised she would along with another unnamed wrestler.

The match between HARASHIMA and Rekka turned out to be a game of Fire Pro Wrestling World with both wrestlers using edits of themselves. Danshoku Dino complained to the game’s director about the Airplane Spin not being in the game. Also there aren’t enough varied parts to make for women in the edit mode, like skirts. The game ended in a time limit draw so HARASHIMA and Rekka decided to do a real wrestling bout for their rematch. It was a normal match except for at the start when the wrestlers locked up the same way as in the game. HARASHIMA won the match and requested for Street Wrestling and Campsite Wrestling to be added to the game.


DDT “TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 – 4GAMER.NET X DDT – DAY 1” Results

September 22, 2017

DDT “TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 – 4GAMER.NET X DDT – DAY 1”, 21/09/2017
Chiba Makuhari Messe – 4Gamer.net Booth
??? Fans

1. Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima defeated Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko when Sakazaki pinned Takigawa with the Magical Girl Splash (10:40).
2. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Yuki Ueno when Endo pinned Ueno with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (9:42).
3. Antonio Honda defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch (7:18).
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Diego defeated Mizuki Watase & Daiki Shimomura when Takeshita submitted Shimomura with a Dragon Sleeper (7:03).
5. Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Takato Nakano when Kodaka pinned Nakano with the Diving Double Knee Drop (10:21).

Day 1 of DDT’s trip to the Tokyo Game Show was headlined by a BASARA match. The bout was sponsored by the upcoming Switch title “Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes” and featured an appearance by the game’s creator Suda 51. He entered the ring to “Real American”. Isami Kodaka told Suda that he usually brings a sword into the ring with him but did not have one today. So he asked Suda if he could borrow a beam katana from him. Suda didn’t have one with him. Kodaka then asked him to rank the wrestlers in the United Assassins Association as he commentated on the match. Kodaka appealed to Suda’s wrestling tastes by doing the Pro Wrestling LOVE pose, hitting the Shining Wizard and calling out Bruiser Brody when he did the match winning Diving Double Knee Drop. Afterwards Suda told Kodaka they will work out a way for him to be referenced in “Travis Strikes Again”. Suda’s idea is to use an existing Fire Pro Wrestling name for his character. So when you play the game look out for Blade Musha (or Blade Warrior), the son of Isami!

Match #4 was a collaboration with “Ryu Ga Gotoku Kiwami 2” (“Yakuza Kiwami 2”) and “Hokuto Ga Gotoku”, the Fist of the North Star game being made by the same team. The series producer revealed that Kiwami 2 will feature appearances by Riki Choshu, Tatsumi Fujinami, Genichiro Tenryu, Keiji Muto and Masahiro Chono. The DDT wrestlers all asked if they could be in the game too. Danshoku Dino encouraged all of them to use the games as inspiration for their match to impress the producer. Mizuki Watase & Daiki Shimomura brought chairs into the ring and acted like gangsters while Konosuke Takeshita and Diego unleashed their inner dragons to fight them off. Takeshita especially took some moves from Fujinami’s moveset, obviously including the ones with Dragon in the name, to win the match. The producer was impressed but sadly the game is too late in its development to add in any more characters. However there will be a performance audition taking place for “Hokuto Ga Gotoku” in the future. Takeshita mentioned he is exactly the same height and weight as the main character Kenshiro. He said he’ll go to the audition with the goal of becoming a hidden character in the game.

Before Match #3 began, Danshoku Dino spoke about playing “LovePlus EVERY”. He asked Antonio Honda and Nobuhiro Shimatani who their favourite girls are in the games. Their answers led to them arguing over who was better and it led into their match. Dino calmed things down after the match by telling Honda and Shimomura that they can both download their favourite girls in LovePlus EVERY. Yes, this match was product placement.

Nonoko made sure to find the location of the Bushiroad booth and had it in her line of sight when she did the Boinmaker in her match.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017” Results

September 22, 2017

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BAD COMMUNICATION 2017”, 21/09/2017
Shinjuku FACE
419 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Power! Vs Yeah Come On!: Chikara defeated Gota Ihashi with the Saber Chop (4:49).
2. “Kamen Women” Nanaka Kawamura Debut Match: Emi Sakura & Riho defeated HARUKAZE & Nanaka Kawamura when Sakura submitted Kawamura with the Shukurimu (9:20).
3. Battle Without Injustice ~Shinjuku Death Battle~: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Osamu Namiguchi by TKO with a High Kick (8:50).
4. Shota’s Ganbare☆Wrestling Return Warfare: Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe defeated Shota & Yumehito Imanari when Ishii pinned Abe with the Awakening Power Bomb (12:25).
5. Ganpuro Wrestling Summit: Minoru Fujita & KAZMA SAKAMOTO defeated GENTARO & Shinichiro Tominaga when SAKAMOTO pinned Tominaga with an Arm Cradle (11:30).
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Ken Ohka (c) defeated “brother” YASSHI with the Fire Spear (20:45).
*V3 for Ken Ohka.

The Independent World Jr. Title still belongs to Ken Ohka after a hard fought victory against “brother” YASSHI. Ohka kicked out of YASSHI’s big moves like the Nice Jamaica and the Flying Big Head. Ohka hit back with a Headbutt and a short range Fire Spear for a nearfall. Ohka then finished YASSHI off with a Veritcal Drop Brainbuster and another Fire Spear to win. Ohka gave an emotional speech to YASSHI after the match. Ohka didn’t know anything when they first met. He wasn’t physically strong or had any athletic achievements but he still wanted to be a pro wrestler. So he found the Dragon System, joined their wrestling school and met YASSHI for the first time. Ohka can’t say who was the bigger fool of the two when they went their seperate ways. Ohka had quit and returned to wrestling so many times over 17 years. Today in Shinjuku FACE he and YASSHI had a big match together. He is so happy he gets to wrestle his colleagues now. Ohka fell onto YASSHI and hugged him. YASSHI was crying too and he didn’t know why. He didn’t care about winning a championship today. He came here today to look for an answer and now he found it. He wanted to fight a confident and emotional wrestler who would put it all on the line with no regrets. Today’s match wasn’t for “brother” YASSHI, it was for Yasushi Tsujimoto. He said there is not a single wrestler like Ken Ohka in this industry. YASSHI pleaded with Ohka to continue wrestling and to do so with pride. With the silly emotional stuff out of the way, YASSHI snapped back to his regular self and told Ohka he made a jealous enemy today. When they meet again in this ring, YASSHI will kill him!

When YASSHI left ringside, Ohka went into his finishing speech but was suddenly interrupted by an unexpected visitor. It was Daisuke Sasaki and he was carrying the DDT Extreme Title! Sasaki thought Ohka was going to lose but he proved him wrong. Sasaki called it a great match that moved him and he hopes the 3 Way Match in DDT on 24th September will be just as good. He wanted to shake Ohka’s hand. It was a trap and Sasaki kicked Ohka below the belt! Sasaki mocked Ohka for falling for his trap. He doesn’t care about championships, he’s here to win the 660,000 yen that Ohka would have gambled had he lost his championship today. Ohka told Sasaki he has no need to gamble it now. His Independent World Jr. Title will be defended in the match as planned so he has no need to put his money on the line anymore. Sasaki silenced Ohka when he pulled something out of his pocket. It was Ohka’s savings book! Sasaki stole it backstage during the main event. Sasaki looked through it and discovered that Ohka now has 714,146 yen in his account. Ohka called for help and several Ganpuro wrestlers ran into the ring to grab the book. Sasaki fought all of them off. Ohka got up and Headbutted Sasaki. He went for the Fire Spear but Sasaki dodged it and Ohka speared himself into the turnbuckles. Sasaki fled the ring with Ohka’s savings book. Ohka’s money is gone but he will still defend his title in DDT on 24th September. Then he will defend it again against MIYAWAKI back in Ganbare☆Wrestling on 30th September.

The Awakening Power Bomb that Keisuke Ishii used to win his match is a Sit Down Thunder Fire Power Bomb. The match was also Shota’s return bout for Ganbare☆Wrestling. His first match back from injury happened the day before in Guts World. His partner for the match Yumehito Imanari apologised for taking the fall and letting him down.

Shuichiro Katsumura stopped Osamu Namiguchi with a Benadryller style High Kick to win by TKO. Although he was still dazed, Namiguchi grabbed a microphone and thanked Katsumura for not holding back against this dying semi-pro wrestler. However Namiguchi wasn’t satisfied by how he lost and now feels like the worst wrestler in Japan. He begged Katsumura to strike him right in the brain and finish him off. Katsumura said he didn’t understand what Namiguchi was saying. He noted that the match they just had was advertised as a Shinjuku bout. So they should have more matches against each other in places like Shin-Kiba and other cities. Namiguchi shouted with approval.

Nanaka Kawamura made quite an entrance for her debut wrestling match. She entered wearing a hockey mask, carrying a floral designed chainsaw and was accompanied by four other girls doing the same. Emi Sakura was announced as the “Youngest Active Idol Wrestler” during her introduction, which made her glare at the ring announcer. She also glared at Kawamura when she offered a respectful handshake at the start of the match. Sakura & Riho put Kawamura through the usual rookie’s welcome while HARUKAZE did what she could to aid her partner. Kawamura eventually submitted to Sakura’s Shukurimu but was praised by Ken Ohka after the match. Ohka urged Kawamura to continue and one day she will get her first victory. Ohka then praised Sakura for her entire career but accidentaly made her mad when he said she gave up the chance of marriage to do what she does. Sakura scolded Ohka for his words then turned to Kawamura. Sakura is happy to get new challenges and Kawamura should be too. Kawamura said it was her mother’s dream to become a pro wrestler and today she made it come true on her behalf. Kawamura wants Sakura to come back so they can have more matches together.

There was a special guest in attendance for today’s show. Katsuji Nagashima has worked behind the scenes for New Japan and World Japan. He spoke with several wrestlers in the ring throughout the show and asked for everyone to nickname him Wolf. He handed a book to Imanari and told him it was the same book he gave to Kensuke Sasaki when he convinced him to leave New Japan for World Japan. He said he made Sasaki betray Riki Choshu. Now he thinks Imanari should betray Sanshiro Takagi! At the end of the show he told Ohka he was surprised by what he saw. He felt like he watched pro wrestling for the first time again. He offered to lend Ohka 10,000 yen after he saw Sasaki steal his money. He then asked Ohka to call him Wolf again.


DDT “FACTORY WRESTLING IN MIYAJI IRON WORKS 2017” Results

September 20, 2017

DDT “FACTORY WRESTLING IN MIYAJI IRON WORKS 2017”, 20/09/2017
Miyagi Iron Works
230 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

KO-D Tag Team Titles – Factory Pro Wrestling Match: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dino when Marufuji pinned Dino with the Forklift Shiranui (27:21).
*V1 for HarashiMarufuji.

DDT’s visit to the Miyagi Iron Works began with an appearance by Gota Ihashi. He approached the truck loading platform and positioned himself as if he was making a wish to a shrine. He said he felt nervous like he was having his debut wrestling match all over again. He then entertained the fans with some stories. When he finished, NωA took over and performed a mini concert.

With the pre-show out of the way, it was time for the main attraction. HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji put the KO-D Tag Team Titles on the line against Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dino in a Falls Count Anywhere match. Takagi wanted to square off with Marufuji to start the match. He shook his hand and welcomed him to Factory Pro Wrestling. They exchanged holds and Marufuji quickly discovered how dirty he was going to get just from rolling on the ground.

HARASHIMA and Dino both tagged in and soon the match broke down into a free for all. Marufuji stepped back in to Chop Dino a few times. Takagi grabbed a shovel, scooped up some lime powder and threw it at Marufuji. HARASHIMA did the same to Dino. An angry Marufuji joined in and swung the shovel of powder at the challengers as much as he could. At this point all four wrestlers looked as white as ghosts. The heat from the powder also made them rush around to try and cool down.

Next, Marufuji chased Takagi up a crane to the scaffold. Up there, they tried to push each other off. HARASHIMA followed but his foot slipped on the ladder and he was left hanging upside down by his legs. Dino attacked the defenceless HARASHIMA until Marufuji climbed down to rescue him. Meanwhile the referee Yukinori Matsui was stuck at the top of the crane. His fear of heights got the better of him. Back on the ground, Marufuji tried to get him down by shaking and kicking the crane.

Dino brought Marufuji away from the crane and went to give him the Lip Lock. Marufuji’s attendant Junta Miyawaki stopped him but he was given the Lip Lock instead. Takagi returned to the scene on his Combat Bicycle, hitting HARASHIMA with a Lariat. Marufuji stopped Takagi in his tracks with a kick then robbed the bicycle. Marufuji cycled into Takagi and Dino, striking them down with Horizontal Chops. However he lost control and crashed into Shunma Katsumata and MAO.

Dino grabbed Marufuji and ordered Katsumata and MAO to climb up some nearby vending machines. They did so and both Moonsaulted onto everyone below. Takagi was the first to recover and he grabbed a trash can filled with bottle caps. He emptied the can over HARASHIMA.

Takagi told Marufuji he will taste an attack he had never tasted before over at “The Ark”. This turned out to be a blast from a fire extinguisher. HARASHIMA came to the rescue with his arms covered with traffic cones. He spun around hoping to strike everyone with the cones but Takagi sprayed him with the extinguisher.

The match found its way over to the roadside where Takagi and Marufuji found a truck with Gota Ihashi sitting inside it. Takagi ordered Ihashi to set up a table and a ladder next to the truck. Takagi sprayed Marufuji again and placed him on the table. He climbed up the ladder but in the meantime, Marufuji got off the table and put Ihashi in his place. Takagi didn’t noticed and dove off the ladder, crushing Ihashi through the table instead of Marufuji!

Back inside the factory, Dino found a hose and cleaned the powder off both himself and Takagi. Dino again tried to give Marufuji the Lip Lock, telling him his love from over the years will finally bloom. Marufuji fought him off with Chops. Takagi threw some chairs into a pile next to the truck. He tried to give HARASHIMA a Brainbuster from the truck to the pile but Marufuji stopped him by jamming a chair up his backside. Takagi fell back onto the pile and HARASHIMA dove onto him with the Somato. HARASHIMA went for the pin but Dino cut him off at two. Dino finally caught Marufuji with the Lip Lock but Marufuji kicked out of it.

Dino ordered Makoto Oishi to hold Marufuji while he got in the Hell Gate position on a forklift. The forklift moved up and down, making Dino do the Danshoku Nightmare on Marufuji. HARASHIMA returned with a traffic cone and he jammed it up Dino’s backside as the forklift descended. Marufuji found a road sign nearby. He threw it to Dino and when he caught it, Marufuji smashed the sign into Dino’s face with a Jumping Knee Attack. Marufuji then gave Dino the Shiranui off of the forklift to bring an end to the match. HARASHIMA & Marufuji are still the KO-D Tag Team Champions!

After the match HARASHIMA was full of positivity over Marufuji’s first Street Wrestling match. He called Marufuji a “truly flashing genius” and he couldn’t believe how well he did for his first time doing something like this. Marufuji said he felt a bit sticky but he & HARASHIMA showed everyone how powerful they are together no matter what the situation is. Their celebration was cut short when another forklift drove into the area.

The truck stopped and all of Shuten-dōji were on it. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi were standing on the platform while Yukio Sakaguchi was in the driver’s seat. Takanashi congratulated the champions on their victory then challenged them to a title match. He said Marufuji’s chops cannot compare to KUDO & Sakaguchi’s kicks. He wants KUDO & Sakaguchi to be the next challengers. Sakaguchi caught Takanashi by surprise by admitting he wasn’t interested in going after the Tag Titles right now. This time, Sakaguchi wants to see Takanashi team with KUDO and go for the titles together. KUDO agreed. A confused Takanashi didn’t know what to do and told Sakaguchi to drive away but he didn’t. HARASHIMA & Marufuji accepted the challenge and agreed to put the titles on the line on 9th October when Marufuji is next available to wrestle for DDT. Marufuji then revealed he had stolen Takanashi’s phone and portable wi-fi device. Takanashi tried to save face by saying he didn’t need them, then finally convinced Sakaguchi to drive away. The champions finished their victory speech to close out the show. They are HarashiMarufuji! They will let the wind blow all over the world! Why? Because they train!