Daikaiju Mono Trailer

May 27, 2016

Kota Ibushi’s kaiju movie will be released on July 16th.


Joshi Yokohama, Heaven Summit A Block Race, Dino & Oishi Want All Asia Belts

May 25, 2016

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKOHAMA 1:00 SET”, 28/05/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Syoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka-oneesan
2. KANNA Vs Azusa Takigawa
3. 3 Way Match: Akane Miura Vs Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
4. Nonoko Vs Marika Kobashi
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki

Nonoko is going through a slump and hit her lowest point when she lost to Hyper Misao at the last show. Can Marika Kobashi capitalise?

BASARA “VAJRA 11 ~PERRY EXPEDITION~”, 28/05/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Atsushi Maruyama Vs Eddie French
2. Hi69 & Daichi Kazato Vs Kazuhiro Tamura & Daisuke Kanehira
3. Hiroshi Fukuda & SAGAT Vs Abdullah Kobayashi & Takayuki Ueki
4. FUMA & Madoka Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Koji Iwamoto
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Yusuke Kubo (0) Vs Ryota Nakatsu (4)
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Isami Kodaka (4) Vs Ryuichi Sekine (2)

The race to the top of A Block now focuses on Ryota Nakatsu and Isami Kodaka. If they win their matches here then they will meet in their final group bout with the winner going into the final.

Daisuke Kanehira is from HEAT-UP.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2016 OSAKA”, 12/06/2016
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. All Asia Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi

All Japan fans beware. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi could become your new All Asia Tag Team Champions! Both men have forfeited their spots in the King Of DDT tournament to get this title match. They are also calling themselves the Guname Express for the occasion.

The King Of DDT Round 2 also takes place on this show.


DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 3 ~FLOWERS ARE FLOWERS PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE~” Results

May 23, 2016

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DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 3 ~FLOWERS ARE FLOWERS PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE~”, 22/05/2016
Osaka Yodogawa Ward Community Center
508 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao defeated Tetsuya Endo & Kouki Iwasaki when Ishii pinned Iwasaki with the Tiger Suplex (10:04).
2. Luxury Prize Surprise Tag Rumble: Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi defeated Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase when Ibushi pinned Umeda with the Sit Down Last Ride (19:15).
Order Of Elimination: Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata, Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida, Gurukun Mask & Guanchulo, Ken Ohka & Hideki Shiota, Masa Takanashi & Emi Sakura, Joey Ryan & Atsushi Maruyama, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase.
3. Naniwa Shook! Man Vs Han Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Magnitude Kishiwada ended in a No Contest when Yukinori Matsui kept fainting (8:57).
4. Reunion Special Single Match: Antonio Honda defeated Yasu Urano with the Diving Fist Drop (11:50) (Special Referee: Dick Togo).
5. Heterogeneous Special Tag Match: Kazuki Hirata & Kuishinbo Kamen defeated Hiroshi Fukuda & Kikutaro when Hirata pinned Kikutaro with the One Shot Miracle Cradle (11:42).
6. Crash The Super Heavy Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Jinsei Shinzaki & Toru Owashi defeated Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Super Sasadango Machine when Shinzaki submitted Sasadango with the Paradise Lock (8:43).
7. DDT BATTLE FRONT Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa defeated HARASHIMA & Akito when Sasaki submitted Akito with La Mistica Cross Facelock Doppelganger (13:49)
8. Twelve New Year’s Eve Dream: Konosuke Takeshita defeated ZERO with the Cross Arm German Suplex (23:29).

The main event was an important one for Konosuke Takeshita. He was taking on one of his Osaka Pro heroes, ZERO. The wrestler now known as HUB found out about Takeshita’s dream to fight him and returned to his old gimmick for the special occasion. All kind gestures aside he didn’t take it easy on the kid. ZERO attacked Takeshita with a chair and then threw him into the crowd while they fought outside the ring. Later on ZERO stomped on Takeshita while yelling “What’s wrong!” until Takeshita fought back with Elbow Strikes. Takeshita hit the Blue Thunder Bomb and the German Suplex but ZERO kicked out of them both. ZERO avoided the Touchdown and hit a Shining Wizard to the back of the head for a nearfall. Takeshita returned with a Lariat and the Deadlift German Suplex but ZERO kicked out again. Takeshita struck him with a Running Elbow but ZERO kicked out at one. That seemed to be the last of his energy spent because Takeshita hit another Lariat and then the Cross Arm German Suplex to win a hard fought battle. ZERO told Takeshita he was feeling a lot of emotions throughout that match but most of them were of happiness. ZERO covered his face with a shirt and unmasked. He gave Takeshita his mask as a gift and told him it was specially made just for today’s match. Takeshita said he became a pro wrestler so he could wrestle ZERO. His dream came true so it was now time for a new dream. His new dream is to win the KO-D Openweight Title, boost Japanese wrestling and become the best wrestler in the world!

Daisuke Sasaki’s modified version of the Crossface Lock that won him the KO-D Title now has a name. It is now called the Cross Facelock Doppelganger. He used it to submit Akito in the semi-main event.

Jinsei Shinzaki took Super Sasadango Machine’s mask and wore it for the ending stretch of the 6-Man Tag. After the match Shinzaki took off the mask and told everyone else to sit down while he lectured them about wrestling and life.

Kazuki Hirata got Hiroshi Fukuda, Kuishinbo Kamen, Kikutaro and even Yukinori Matsui to dance with him before they started wrestling each other. Fukuda and Kikutaro also took some time to sing during the match. When Hirata and Kamen won they celebrated with more dancing until Kamen collapsed. Atsushi Maruyama ran down to check on him and then nervously thanked everyone for coming to the show. Kamen got up and sang “I Do Not Want To Release You” by T-BOLAN.

Dick Togo does what he wants whenever he is the referee. He was accidentally knocked down by a Bionic Elbow from Antonio Honda. However he saw Yasu Urano cheat by choking Honda with his bandana. Togo stopped him by giving Urano the Pedigree! Honda then hit the Diving Fist Drop to win the match.

There was no winner in the match between Danshoku Dino Vs Magnitude Kishiwada. There was a loser though. Yukinori Matsui kept getting in the way of Lip Locks from both Dino and Kishiwada until he fainted. Daisuke Kiso took his place just to call off the match but he received a Lip Lock from Dino too.

A “Luxury Prize” was promised to the winning team in the Surprise Tag Rumble. There were two surprise entries in the match. One was Ken Ohka & Hideki Shiota. Ohka just spent his time in the match promoting Ganbare☆Wrestling’s show in Osaka on 27th July. The second surprise team was Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi! This was Ibushi’s first appearance in DDT since “JUDGEMENT 2016” back in March. Ibushi & Ihashi came out the winners and were given their prize by Kuishinbo Kamen. The luxury prize was 24 copies of Kamen’s autobiography. In a backstage interview Ibushi said the 29th May is for now his last scheduled date of Ibushi Wrestling Institute activities. He said he will probably do something this year that will cause an explosion in wrestling and told everyone to just wait a little bit longer.


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 11” Results

May 23, 2016

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DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 11”, 21/05/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
264 Fans – No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi (c) defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Moonsault (4:34).
*Gota Ihashi passes D2. Yumehito Imanari becomes the 16th King Of Dark Champion.
1. Tetsuya Endo & Eddie French defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Shunma Katsumata when Endo pinned Katsumata with the Torture Rack Bomb (8:47).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dino, Joey Ryan & Makoto Oishi defeated Toru Owashi, Saki Akai (c) & Guanchulo when Ryan pinned Akai after the Rafflesia Flower from Dino & Oishi (8:59).
*Joey Ryan becomes the 1,073rd champion.
3. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Hoshitango when Urano pinned Hoshitango with a School Boy (9:05).
4. Team Drift Goodbye Series – Monthly Young Communication Returns: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Yukihiro Abe when Ishii pinned Abe with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (15:30).
5. KING OF DDT 2016 Contestant Final: Kota Umeda defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Umeda Driver I (13:57).
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Polly defeated Antonio Honda & Konosuke Takeshita when Sasaki pinned Honda with La Mistica Crossface Lock (17:48).

At the beginning of the show Konosuke Takeshita told everyone that his KO-D Openweight Title shot on 29th May will also be happening on his 21st birthday. His goal is to become the youngest KO-D Champion in history. Daisuke Sasaki then entered the ring in a disguise to attack Takeshita. He kicked him below the belt but was then chased off by Antonio Honda. Sasaki Low Blowed Takeshita again in the main event. He then submitted Honda with La Mistica Crossface Lock. Sasaki tried to give Takeshita the Vietnam Driver II after the match but Takeshita escaped and knocked the champion out of the ring with a Lariat.

Kota Umeda is the first name entering the King Of DDT 2016 after he defeated Kouki Iwasaki in a qualifying match. Umeda was eliminated in the first round of last year’s tournament. He does not want a repeat of that.

Keisuke Ishii was glad to have wrestled with his Monthly Young Communication companions one more time. He was especially happy to be in the ring with Yukihiro Abe again since he wanted to wrestle him before Team Drift disbands. Abe said he would like to wrestle in DDT again if the opportunity is there.

The team of Danshoku Dino, Joey Ryan & Makoto Oishi has been described by Dino as the World’s Nudist Beach (now there’s an image to stick in your head). Late in the match Dino and Oishi positioned their bare asses selves on the turnbuckles and formed what they call the Rafflesia Flower. Ryan stuck his lolly pop into Dino’s ass and then ducked a Big Boot from Saki Akai. Her foot got trapped in between Dino & Oishi’s asses and Ryan stuck the lolly into her mouth. Ryan then rolled Akai into a pin to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title! After intermission Ryan talked with Amon Tsurumi and Guanchulo in the ring so he could understand the championship’s rules. Both Guanchulo and Akai tried to ambush him to win the belt but they ended up fighting each other. Akai knocked out Guanchulo with a Big Boot but Ryan then stuck another lolly into her mouth and Super Kicked her to escape with the title.

Dino & Oishi were told after their match that they will get an All Asia Tag Team Titles shot on 12th June. That is the same date as the King Of DDT 2nd Round. Oishi agreed to take the title shot and remove himself from the tournament. Dino decided to call his team with Oishi the Guname Express. He thinks it is a fitting name for them going after the All Asia Tag Titles.

Gota Ihashi’s challenger in the King Of Dark Title match wasn’t decided until right before the match. Both Tsurumi and Sanshiro Takagi were too busy to book a wrestler in the match. They both panicked and told Yumehito Imanari to be challenger. Imanari came down in his normal clothes and suddenly found himself wrestling Ihashi. He was on the verge of winning until a German Suplex went wrong. Ihashi was too heavy and landed on top of Imanari. Ihashi then hit a top rope Moonsault to win and transfer the dark match title to Imanari. Takagi handed Imanari the belt and congratulated him for a good match. He then told him to get back to work.

Tsurumi gave out details about this year’s King Of DDT tournament. It will be a 16-man elimination tournament featuring the DDT roster and the full line-up will be announced on the 29th May Korakuen Hall show. Daisuke Sasaki, Konosuke Takeshita, Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi and whoever holds the remaining Right To Challenge Contracts that day are not allowed to enter the tournament. Round 1 takes place on 5th June, Round 2 on 12th June and the remaining rounds on 28th June.


TAVERN WRESTLING “NIGHT OF DRUNKERS” Results

May 21, 2016

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TAVERN WRESTLING “NIGHT OF DRUNKERS”, 18/05/2016
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
367 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Hiroshi Fukuda (2) defeated Ryu Gouma (0) with the Pefect Plex (7:08).
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima defeated Akane Miura & Hyper Misao when Yamashita pinned Misao with the Attitude Adjustment (11:58).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Ryota Nakatsu (4) defeated SAGAT (0) with a Cross Armbreaker (11:58).
4. 4 Way Match: Antonio Honda defeated Cherry, Jaki Numazawa and Shunma Katsumata when Honda pinned Katsumata with a School Boy (11:33).
5. Drop Kick Bar Vs Ebisuko Tavern Entire Conflict 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine, Akito & Tetsuya Endo defeated Gota Ihashi, Kazusada Higuchi, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki (28:22).
5a. Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Tetsuya Endo by Ring Out (13:32).
5b. Isami Kodaka and Ryuichi Sekine eliminated Kota Umeda by Ring Out (16:32).
5c. Kouki Iwasaki eliminated Isami Kodaka by Ring Out (16:48).
5d. Ryuichi Sekine eliminated Kouki Iwasaki with a Punt Kick (18:25).
5e. Ryuichi Sekine eliminated Kazusada Higuchi by Ring Out (20:07).
5f. Gota Ihashi eliminated Ryuichi Sekine with a Samson Clutch (22:30).
5g. Akito eliminated Gota Ihashi with a Figure Four Leg Lock (28:22).

Block A Standings

1. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
3. Ryuichi Sekine (2)
4. Yusuke Kubo (0)
-. SAGAT (0)

Block B Standings

1. FUMA (4)
-. Daichi Kazato (4)
-. Takumi Tsukamoto (4)
4. Hiroshi Fukuda (2)
-. Ryu Gouma (0)

In the latest battle between DDT’s eating establishments the Drop Kick Bar was victorious over Ebisuko Tavern. Ryuichi Sekine was the dominant member of the Drop Kick team, playing a part in eliminating 3 of the 4 opponents. Gota Ihashi had Kazusada Higuchi to rely on until Sekine Dropkicked him to the floor for an elimination. Ihashi finally got rid of Sekine when he ducked a Clothesline from Akito that hit Sekine instead. Ihashi tried to do what he could against Akito including a missed Moonsault but kept getting trapped in submission holds until he finally gave up to a Figure Four Leg Lock. After the match most of the wrestlers shook hands. The only exception was Kota Umeda towards Isami Kodaka.

Ryota Nakatsu is so far undefeated in the Heaven Summit tournament, winning his first two matches. SAGAT meanwhile is winless with one match left. He cannot understand why he is going through a losing streak.

Ryu Gouma lost the last of his Heaven Summit matches, ending his run with zero points. This time he lost the match by pinfall instead of countout. Because of this Gouma is now throwing his full support behind Hiroshi Fukuda to win the tournament.

The next Tavern Wrestling event will take place in July. There will also be three shows taking place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd August.


Night Of Drunkers, Monthly Young Reunion, Fighting Over Bad Communication

May 17, 2016

TAVERN WRESTLING “NIGHT OF DRUNKERS”, 18/05/2016
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Miyu Yamashita & Syoko Nakajima Vs Akane Miura & Hyper Misao
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Hiroshi Fukuda (0) Vs Ryu Gouma (0)
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: SAGAT (0) Vs Ryota Nakatsu (2)
4. 4 Way Match: Antonio Honda Vs Cherry Vs Jaki Numazawa Vs Shunma Katsumata
5. Drop Kick Bar Vs Ebisuko Tavern Entire Conflict 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine, Akito & Tetsuya Endo Vs Gota Ihashi, Kazusada Higuchi, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki

Is it time to settle the rivalry between the Drop Kick Bar and Ebisuko Tavern?

Ryu Gouma’s final match in the Heaven Summit tournament happens here. With no wins at all so far he risks getting the wooden spoon award for the entire tournament.

DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 11”, 21/05/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi (c) Vs X
1. Tetsuya Endo & Eddie French Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Shunma Katsumata
2. Danshoku Dino, Joey Ryan & Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi, Saki Akai & Guanchulo
3. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Hoshitango
4. KING OF DDT 2016 Contestant Final: Kota Umeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki
5. Team Drift Goodbye Series – Monthly Young Communication Returns: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Yukihiro Abe
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Polly Vs Antonio Honda & Konosuke Takeshita

Monthly Young Communication was a series of monthly shows DDT held for its rookie wrestlers from 2010-2011. In other words it was the DNA of its day. Team Drift, Akito, Kazuki Hirata and Yukihiro Abe were all regulars on the shows.

Kota Umeda and Kouki Iwasaki are fighting over a spot in King Of DDT.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 3 ~FLOWERS ARE FLOWERS PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE~”, 22/05/2016
Osaka Yodogawa Ward Community Center

1. Heterogeneous Special Tag Match: Kazuki Hirata & Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Hiroshi Fukuda & Kikutaro
2. Reunion Special Single Match: Yasu Urano Vs Antonio Honda (Special Referee: Dick Togo)
3. Naniwa Shook! Man Vs Han Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Magnitude Kishiwada
3. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao Vs Tetsuya Endo & Kouki Iwasaki.
4. Crash The Super Heavy Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Jinsei Shinzaki & Toru Owashi Vs Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Super Sasadango Machine
4. DDT BATTLE FRONT Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa Vs HARASHIMA & Akito
5. Twelve New Year’s Eve Dream: Konosuke Takeshita Vs ZERO
6. Luxury Prize Surprise Tag Rumble: Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata Vs Joey Ryan & Atsushi Maruyama Vs Gurukun Mask & Guanchulo Vs Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase Vs Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida Vs Masa Takanashi & Emi Sakura Vs Super Heavyweight X & Super Heavyweight XX

Some of the new tag teams in the Rumble match have been given team names. Joey Ryan & Atsushi Maruyama are the World’s Noisiest Tag Team. Gurukun Mask & Guanchulo are Spam Empanada. Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase are Tenori Mad Dogs. Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida are Team Doyama. Masa Takanashi & Emi Sakura are 100 Yen Thunders.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2016”, 29/05/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Eddie French & Rekka
1. 4 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Guanchulo Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Mao Inoue Vs Danshoku Dino, Joey Ryan & Antonio Honda Vs Masa Takanashi, Kota Umeda & Saki Akai
2. Road To KING OF DDT 2016: Tetsuya Endo & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Polly
3. KENSO King Of DDT Re-assessment Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs KENSO (w/ Cherry)
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Team Drift Goodbye Series Final – Team Drift Disbands Match: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano
5. DDT Extreme Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs LiLiCo
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Team Drift has chosen Smile Squash for their final opponents before they split up. Not sure if they will vacate the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles if they win.

DDT “DNA 17”, 09/06/2016
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

1. Daiki Shimomura Return Match: Daiki Shimomura Vs X
2. Rainbow Kawamura Vs KENSO

Rainbow Kawamura is next up to defend DNA against KENSO.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “”, 16/06/2016
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Rubbish Heap★Wrestling BAD COMMUNICATION Contra BAD COMMUNICATION Loser Banishment 10-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari, Shota, Shinichiro Tominaga & Ai Shimizu Vs Minoru Fujita, Hi69, Madoka, Yukihiro Abe & Bambi

All members of the losing team are prohibited from using “BAD COMMUNICATION” by B’z for their entrance music. Whoever takes the last fall on the losing team must also leave Ganbare☆Wrestling.


DDT “FRIENDSHIP, EFFORT, VICTORY IN NAGOYA 2016” Results

May 15, 2016

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DDT “FRIENDSHIP, EFFORT, VICTORY IN NAGOYA 2016”, 15/05/2016
Nagoya International Conference Hall
574 Fans

1. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special Tag Match: Super Sasadango Machine & Saki Akai defeated Ultraman Robin III & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Machine pinned Shimatani with the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock (7:33).
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Masa Takanashi & Guanchulo defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata and Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda when Guanchulo pinned Hirata with a School Boy (8:15).
*Guanchulo wins Kazuki Hirata’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
3. KENSO KING OF DDT 2016 Assessment Match: Cherry defeated KENSO with the Spring Night Love (7:48).
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda when Takeshita pinned Umeda with the German Suplex (12:21).
5. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi defeated HARASHIMA & Mizuki Watase when Oishi pinned Watase with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (10:16).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki (c) when Takao pinned Iwasaki with the Gin And Tonic (15:09).
*Team DNA fails in V3. Team Drift become the 25th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa (c) defeated Akito & Yasu Urano when Sasaki pinned Urano with the Vietnam Driver II (26:34).
*V3 for Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa.

Nagoya is Akito’s home but his attempt to win gold in front of his neighbours ended in failure. He & Yasu Urano pulled out that they could do against Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa. They gave Ishikawa a Double Superplex. Urano did a Slingshot Senton out of the ring onto Ishikawa. Urano even attempted a Moonsault but Sasaki rolled out of the way. Akito lifted Sasaki up for the Kinniku Big Move but Ishikawa stopped him with a Running Knee Lift. Ishikawa threw Akito out of ring while Sasaki gave Urano the Vietnam Driver II for a successful KO-D Tag Team Titles defence. Sasaki bragged that he has now defeated all members of Smile Squash.

Team Drift have won the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles for the sixth and possibly final time as a unit. Things weren’t looking good for the challengers when Kazusada Higuchi held onto Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie outside the ring. Shunma Katsumata dove out onto all three of them. Kouki Iwasaki tried to give Soma Takao the Leg Capture Suplex but Takao escaped. He then rolled Iwasaki into the Gin And Tonic to cause the title change. Takao said the DNA team were strong but it was Drift’s superior teamwork that was the difference maker. Irie was happy to win a championship in the city where he had his debut match. Ishii said he has a deep fondness for this championship and their sixth reign was a long time coming. He’s considering whether or not they will defend the title before they disband. Drift will split up on 29th May so time is running short to make the decision.

Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi are back to winning ways. Even though Oishi pinned the rookie Mizuki Watase, he and Dino instead see it as a victory over HARASHIMA. They think that is enough to earn them a KO-D Tag Team Title shot. They realise Sasaki will be busy defending the KO-D Openweight Title soon so they asked Amon Tsurumi if they could challenge for the All Asia Tag Team Titles instead! All they have to do is contact the PWF Chairman, Dory Funk Jr. Tsurumi said that would be impossible but then figured Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto might accept the challenge so they can have an easy title defence. Tsurumi told them he would look into it and to come back to him in a month’s time.

Match #3 was held to determined if KENSO would be allowed into this year’s King Of DDT tournament. He took on Cherry in a match that on paper would favour him heavily. However Cherry fought her hardest and even hit a Top Rope DDT to KENSO. A ref bump led to Ultraman Robin III running down to the ring and unmasking. It was Sanshiro Takagi! He gave KENSO a Stunner and Cherry locked in the Spring Night Love to pin KENSO for the three count. A sad KENSO accepted his failure but Cherry suddenly stood up for him. She criticised Takagi for interfering in the match and for wearing a ridiculous costume. She thinks KENSO deserves one more chance and this time it should be against Takagi himself. Takagi played dumb and said he was Ultraman Robin. Tsurumi said then Robin will be KENSO’s opponent. Takagi immediately took that back and accepted the match for 29th May. Meanwhile KENSO took a liking to Cherry and asked her to be in his corner for the match. He told her has a beautiful American made kimono for her to wear.

Guanchulo now has a Right To Challenge Contract. He, Danshoku Dino and Toru Owashi all have the remaining contracts.

The opening match had to be changed when Mammoth Handa was injured in an accident during his warm up exercises. Sanshiro Takagi was also unexpectedly announced as being absent due to a sudden private matter. Their replacements were Nobuhiro Shimatani and the debuting Ultraman Robin III. Robin’s mask slipped off during the match revealing it to be Takagi as part of his KENSO scheme later on in the show. Shimatani took the mask and decided to wear it. Saki Akai unmasked him and also decided to put it on herself.


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