Sapporo Card, Golden Lovers Vs Apollo 55, Togo & Urano To NOAH, Ohka In SMASH

September 28, 2010

DDT “SAPPORO PRO-WRESTLING FESTIVAL”
10/10/2010
Sapporo Teisen Hall

1. Nunchucks & Nunchucks Board Death Match: Hiroki Vs Chiharu
2. Antonio Honda Vs Tomoya
3. Dick Togo & GENTARO Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Takao Soma
4. 3 Way Match: Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs DJ Nira
5. Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Futoshi Miwa Vs Sanshiro Takagi, KUDO & Yukihiro Abe
6. HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi Vs Michael Nakazawa & Hikaru Sato
7. KO-D Tag Team Title: Shiro Koshinaka & Danshoku Dino (c) Vs MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba

It’s official, the Golden Lovers will take on Apollo 55 for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Titles over in New Japan. The match I have been waiting for the entire year will finally take place in Sumo Hall for NJPW’s “DESTRUCTION ‘10” card in October. This match pits the two top Jr Heavyweight teams in Japan today and the four men have crossed paths several times over the last two years. Prince Devitt and Kota Ibushi fought each other three times with Devitt leading 2-1 in that series of matches. Ryusuke Taguchi also beat Ibushi back in the 2009 Best Of The Super Juniors. Devitt recently beat Kenny Omega in a recent IWGP Jr. Title defence but Omega has been undefeated against Taguchi.

DDT will be represented in NOAH’s upcoming NTV Cup Jr. Tag League. Dick Togo & Yasu Urano have been paired together for the tournament.

Ken Ohka made an appearance at SMASH.8 to say he will be wrestling there soon. Akira Shoji confronted him during the show, possibly to set up a match between the two in the future.


“WHO´S GONNA TOP? 2010” Results

September 27, 2010

DDT “WHO´S GONNA TOP? 2010”, 26/09/2010
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,342 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Antonio Honda defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Diving Fist Drop (7:36).
1. Trial Unit Gauntlet Match: MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba defeated Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe, Rion Mizuki & Takao Soma and Shigehiro Irie & Hoshitango.
1a. Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe defeated Rion Mizuki & Takao Soma when Abe pinned Soma with the Blue Impulse (2:52).
1b. MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba defeated Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe when MIKAMI pinned Abe with a Sliding School Boy (4:19).
1c.  MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba defeated Shigehiro Irie & Hoshitango when Toba pinned Irie with the Backblow (4:43).
2. Great Kojika, Ultraman Robin & Emi Sakura defeated Michael Nakazawa, Hikaru Sato & Tomimitsu Matsunaga when Nakazawa was Dq’ed (9:05).
3. Dick Togo & GENTARO defeated KUDO & Yasu Urano when Togo pinned Urano (10:48).
4. Muscle Sakai DDT Last Match: Muscle Sakai defeated Sanshiro Takagi with a Horizontal Cradle (16:03).
5. Special Singles Match: Kota Ibushi defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Phoenix Splash (16:10).
6. KO-D Tag Team Title: Shiro Koshinaka & Danshoku Dino (c) defeated HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi when Dino pinned Owashi with the Gotch-Style Danshoku Driver (18:52).
*V1 for Koshinaka & Dino.


Trios Triple Crown Defended, DDT Joins Indy Smorgasbord

September 24, 2010

 

The Trios Triple Crown of the UWA Trios Title, Jiyugaoka Six Man Tag Team Title & Nihonkai Six Man Tag Team Title were defended over in Ice Ribbon yesterday for their Korakuen Hall show. Riho brought along the Great Kojika and Mr. #6 to her home promotion to earn their first defence of the belts they won at DDT’s Ryogoku show in August. Here, they defeated Jun Kasai, Jaki Numazawa & Miyako Matsumoto, who has been acting a lot like the Sakura to Kasai’s Ryu lately. When and where the Trios Triple Crown will be defended next is anyone’s guess.

Ice Ribbon “KNIGHTS OF RIBBON”
23/09/2010
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

UWA Trios Title, Jiyugaoka Six Man Tag Team Title & Nihonkai Six Man Tag Team Title: Great Kojika, Riho & Mr. #6 (c) defeated Jun Kasai, Jaki Numazawa & Miyako Matsumoto when Riho pinned Matsumoto (12:12).

In other news DDT will be joining up with a bunch of other indy feds to hold a show in Sapporo Teisen Hall on 10/10/10. DDT will be represented by Keisuke Ishii, Yukihiro Abe, Antonio Honda, HARASHIMA and Yasu Urano.

BJW/DDT/K-DOJO/Freedoms/Ice Ribbon
10/10/2010
Sapporo Teisen Hall

1. Keisuke Ishii & Kamui Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Takumi Tsukamoto
2. GENTARO Vs Yukihiro Abe
3. Five Way Ladder Match: Jun Kasai Vs Ryuji Ito Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kengo Mashimo Vs Chii Tomiya
4. Bambi & Sayaka Obihiro Vs Yuu Yamagata & Hamuko Hoshi
5. Royal Rumble Elimination Match: Takashi Sasaki, Abdullah Kobayashi, HARASHIMA, Makoto Oishi & Makoto Vs Daisuke Sekimoto, The Winger, Yuji Hino, Yasu Urano & Kazumi Shimouma


“MONTHLY YOUNG COMMUNICATION” Results For September, DDT In Never, Sato Out Of Tenka-Ichi

September 18, 2010

DDT “MONTHLY YOUNG COMMUNICATION SEPTEMBER EDITION”
17/09/2010
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Daisuke Sasaki defeated Hiroo Tsumaki with the NOW OR NEVER (6:32).
2. Rion Mizuki defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino with a German Suplex (6:53).
3. Yukihiro Abe defeated Akito with the Blue Impulse (10:12).
4. Takashi Okita & Satoshi Kajiwara defeated Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma when Okita submitted Soma with a Crab Hold (12:27).
5. Keisuke Ishii defeated Yuki Sato with a Missile Kick (16:37).

Keisuke Ishii and Daisuke Sasaki will appear in the next NEVER event in New Japan on October 8th.

Hikaru Sato was eliminated from the Tenka-Ichi Jr. Tournament over in ZERO1, losing to Ikuto Hidaka after being pinned with the Shawn Capture.


Upcoming DDT Cards for September & October

September 15, 2010

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2010”
26/09/2010
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata
1. Dick Togo & GENTARO Vs KUDO & Yasu Urano
2. Trial Unit Gauntlet Match: MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba Vs Shigehiro Irie & Hoshitango Vs Rion Mizuki & Takao Soma Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yukihiro Abe
3. Michael Nakazawa, Hikaru Sato & Tomimitsu Matsunaga Vs Great Kojika, Emi Sakura & Ultraman Robin
4. Muscle Sakai DDT Last Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Muscle Sakai
5. Special Singles Match: Kota Ibushi Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Tag Team Title: Shiro Koshinaka & Danshoku Dino (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi

A pretty busy card for Korakuen Hall. The KO-D Tag Team Championships take the headline spot with Shiro Koshinaka & Danshoku Dino facing Disaster-BOX duo HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi. The result of this match might help determine the next challenger for HARASHIMA’s KO-D Openweight Title or even Dino’s DDT Extreme Title.

Kota Ibushi makes his return to the ring facing off against Daisuke Sasaki. Ibushi’s return from injury was spoiled by YOSHIHIKO at last week’s Camping Ground event. Here, Sasaki can add salt to the wounds with a major victory over the Golden Star that would springboard him back into title contention.

The last days of Muscle Sakai wrestling before his retirement now leads to his final match for the DDT brand against Sanshiro Takagi. While his retirement show won’t take place until a forthnight later, it will still be an emotional match for everyone involved.

The Shit Heart ♥ Foundation marks its first match as a group by taking on the random squad of the Great Kojika from Big Japan, Emi Sakura of Ice Ribbon and Ultraman Robin of Specialist Global Pro. Never knew Robin had his own promotion.

The fresh set of teams formed during the Battle Royal at Shin-Kiba earlier this month will all face each other in a Gauntlet match. No Engrish team names made yet though. Also Dick Togo and GENTARO have their first match together as a team against the former Tag Champs KUDO & Yasu Urano.

DDT “SAPPORO PRO-WRESTLING FESTIVAL”
10/10/2010
Sapporo Teisen Hall

1. Nunchucks & Nunchucks Board Death Match: Hiroki Vs Chiharu
2. Antonio Honda Vs Tomoya
3. Dick Togo & GENTARO Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Takao Soma
4. 3 Way Match: Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs DJ Nira
5. Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Futoshi Miwa Vs Sanshiro Takagi, KUDO & Yukihiro Abe
6. Losers From 26/09 Tag Title Match Vs Michael Nakazawa & Hikaru Sato
7. KO-D Tag Team Title: KO-D Tag Team Champions After 26/09 Vs MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba

The Suicide Boyz have been given a second chance to go after the KO-D Tag Titles. MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba became the No. 1 Contenders at Sumo Hall, but their title match with Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa turned into a Three Way with Dino & Koshinaka thrown into the mix. It was Dino & Koshinaka who became champions while the Suicide Boyz were left cursing at the unfair decision of adding another team. To make it up to them, DDT has given MIKAMI & Toba another title shot and this time there will be no other teamds added to the mix. But who they face won’t be determined until the Korakuen Hall show takes place.


“CAMPSITE PRO-WRESTLING” Results

September 13, 2010

DDT “CAMPING-GROUND PRO-WRESTLING 2010 ~ THANK YOU DRAMATIC DREAM TEAM FAREWELL CAMPGROUND”
12/09/2010
Yamanashi Natureland Om

1. 4 Way Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & YOSHIHIKO defeated Dick Togo & Kota Ibushi, Michael Nakazawa & Mammoth Handa and Sanshiro Takagi & Muscle Sakai when YOSHIHIKO pinned Ibushi with the YOSHIHIKO Destroyer (59:08).

When the two buses arrived at the Yamanashi Natureland this morning, the visitors entering the site were not there for a camping trip. Instead, they travelled to see the third and final DDT “Camping-Ground Pro-Wrestling” show. In recent times, Yamanashi played home to one of DDT’s most famous shows that were filled with epic matches that spanned the entire parkland. Rocks were thrown, fireworks were let loose and people did Moonsaults into ponds. Every time a show took place here, more and more wrestlers have been added to the headline (and usually only) match. This time the fans were treated to a 4 Way Tag match with some unusual pairings. Kota Ibushi returned from injury and teamed with Dick Togo, Keisuke Ishii brought YOSHIHIKO along, Michael Nakazawa found Mammoth Handa from the depths of mediocrity and Sanshiro Takagi sided with Muscle Sakai as Sakai’s career goes through its final days. The head official for the match was Yukinori Matsui and he was joined by Tomomitsu Matsunaga as the back-up ref for when the action splits apart. Before the match could begin, the special guest announcers used an ocarina to call in a fairy to introduce the teams. Sanshiro brought out his trusty guitar, Ibushi made his entrance setting off fireworks, YOSHIHIKO came out sporting a shirt and shorts instead of impersonating another wrestler and nobody gave a damn about Handa. So far, so normal. Then the match began.

It started off pretty basic with the eight participants staying in the one place, tagging in and out when needed. But when Ibushi dominated Nakazawa with his arsenal of strikes and a Standing Moonsault, the fighting begun to move to another area of the campsite. Nakazawa was sent rolling down the sloping path by Togo, Sakai Body Slammed Ishii onto his partner, Sanshiro and Kota almost threw each other off the bridge and then wound up fighting on top of a cottage, which Ibushi dove off of onto Takagi. He didn’t stop there as he Moonsaulted off of a hill onto Nakazawa while YOSHIHIKO was tossed down another hill and was almost pinned by Sakai. Nakazawa and Togo brawled over to and inside the restrooms. From there, some of the wrestlers fetched out the artillary. Sanshiro brought out a leafblower, Handa rode on an inflatable whale and Ibushi carried a basket filled with fireworks on his back with an umbrella to shield himself. He let loose the fireworks on everyone, even his partner Togo was not safe from them. Takagi grabbed the guitar and tried to stop Ibushi with an anti-war song. But that just made Ibushi chase after him with even more fireworks. Togo caught up with Takagi and broke the guitar over his back. They then made it to a nearby shelter where they both sat down beside each other and begun a chop battle.

Meanwhile Ibushi found the swings and used them to fend off Nakazawa and Handa. YOSHIHIKO followed suit and swung into Takagi. Togo then applied the Crippler Crossface onto Mammoth Handa on the nearby stage, but Nakazawa was there to break it up. At this point a now nearly naked Nakazawa was given a German Suplex by Ibushi onto the wooden stage. The match moved into the rocky end of the river where YOSHIHIKO dove off the bridge onto everyone underneath. There were several nearfalls over at the pond. Ishii dove off the rocks and struck Handa with the Kneel Kick, Takagi gave Ishii the Sunflower Bomb into the water, Ibushi Moonsaulted onto Takagi and Nakazawa’s Back Drop attempt was prevented by a Dick Togo Missile Dropkick followed by a Pedigree into the water. Back in dry land, Muscle Sakai lit up a campfire with YOSHIHIKO. He was then run over by a truck driven by Nakazawa, who then grabbed YOSHIHIKO and threw him head first into the fire! Ishii stamped out the fire but YOSHIHIKO was then dragged onto the top of the van by Ibushi and Power Bombed onto the roof! YOSHIHIKO kicked out so he was then given a Brainbuster form the van onto the ground by Ibushi! Ishii stopped the count and hit Ibushi with the Kneel Kick, allowing YOSHIHIKO to recover and deliver the YOSHIHIKO Destroyer on Ibushi to win the match at just over 59 minutes!

After the match, everyone got together as it begun to rain over the campsite. Takagi said that this was the final event of its kind. It is a bit sad to see it go. It was an annual event that showed the imagination and craziness of DDT in one single hour. However, someone was overheard to have said “Next year, raising an army to a professional wrestling camp om!” I wonder what this could mean…


NON-FIX 9.8 Results, Rotten New Faction Appears

September 9, 2010

DDT “NON-FIX 9.8”
08/09/2010
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KUDO & Yasu Urano defeated Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki when Urano pinned Honda with a Tornado Clutch (11:47).
2. Unit Reorganization Battle Royal: MIKAMI Vs Tanomusaku Toba Vs Hoshitango Vs Tomimitsu Matsunaga Vs Michael Nakazawa Vs Yukihiro Abe Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Rion Mizuki Vs Takao Soma.
2a. Keisuke Ishii pinned Michael Nakazawa with a Backslide Pin (2:02).
2b. MIKAMI pinned Michael Nakazawa with the 450 Splash (4:52).
2c. Shigehiro Irie pinned Michael Nakazawa with the Diving Teddy Bear (6:24).
2d. Michael Nakazawa pinned Takao Soma with a Small Package (8:04).
2e. Takao Soma pinned Michael Nakazawa with an Enzuigiri (10:04).
3. Dick Togo defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Crippler Crossface (8:04).
4. Sanshiro Takagi defeated Yuki Miyazaki with the Sit Down Sunflower Bomb (14:42).
5. Muscle Sakai Shin-Kiba Last Match: HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi defeated Danshoku Dino & Muscle Sakai when HARASHIMA pinned Sakai with the Somato Stomp (16:24).

With Yuki Miyazaki’s retirement set for New Year’s Eve, she requested to have a match against Sanshiro Takagi before it takes place. Takagi overpowered the joshi veteran for a lot of the match, but Miyazaki fought back and almost won with a Moonsault. But in the end Takagi was too much for her and he pinned her with a devastating Sunflower Bomb. Afterwards, Takagi thanked Miyazaki for her time as a wrestler, but pointed out that he himself won’t retire until he is 90 years old. He then lifted Miyazaki up onto his shoulders and they celebrated as they went to the back.

After match #3, Dick Togo introduced GENTARO as his new tag team partner.

The point of the Unit Reorganization Battle Royal was to reshuffle and create new tag teams. The rules were that when a wrestler wins a fall, he gets to choose someone in the match to team with in the future. Those two wrestlers then leave the ring and the match starts again. It continues until there are only two wrestlers left, and then those two would be forced to be a team. Keisuke Ishii picked Yukihiro Abe as his partner. MIKAMI decided to stick with Tanomusaku Toba and continue to be one of the Suicide Boyz. Shigehiro Irie chose Hoshitango to form a pretty heavy duo. When Michael Nakazawa pinned Takao Soma, he then chose the rookie as his partner. Takao told Michael he does not like him and would not team with him, so the match restarted. When Takao pinned Michael, it looked like he would choose Tomimitsu Matsunaga. Instead, Takao said he doesn’t like him either and in the end went with Rion Mizuki so they can go out and drink champagne. This left Nakazawa and a reluctant Matsunaga being forced to team up together and once again become the Nuru Nuru Brothers.

But wait, there’s more. After the show ended, Hikaru Sato showed up and approached Michael Nakazawa and Tomimitsu Matsungaga at the exit. After a few words and a slap across Michael’s face, the three decided to form a new faction, the Shittohato♥Foundation! I’m trying to find out the proper translation. Shittohato might mean “Rotten Heart”. So maybe it is the “Rotten Heart Foundation” or “Rotten ♥ Foundation“, which sounds right to me. They already have a faction symbol, which is using their hands to form hearts over their chests (Awww, how cute!). Despite this bombshell, everyone in attendance ignored them as they left and the rest of the staff got headaches from their shouting.

Edit: Thanks goes to Ryan over at CZWFans for his explanation.

シットハート♥ファウンデーション = “shitto hāto ♥ faundēshon” or Shit Hart ♥ Foundation. Yeah.

Rotten heart is kind of what they mean by the name. 腐った心 or kusatta kokoro or rotten/decomposing/depressed heart/mind/spirit. Something like that.

It is obviously just a pun, but the name may have more layers of meaning to it than that.

Shit Heart ♥ Foundation it is then.

One more word of note, I will be travelling over to England this weekend to see the two Dragon Gate UK shows, so there will not be any more updates on this site until I return next week.