DDT “NON-FIX 9.8”
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.