Golden Lovers Vs Apollo 55 Rematch Confirmed! Some Other News Too

October 25, 2010

DDT already has its top two matches booked for their return to the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium next month and they are both something to really look forward too. The big one sees those two Golden Lovers, Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega defend their newly won IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Titles against the very team they won them from Apollo 55! The New Japan duo are heading into Dramatic territory in a bid to win those belts back. (Speaking of Golden Lovers Vs Apollo 55, we’re still waiting on that NJPW Sumo Hall show to come online. Come on Japan, what’s taking so long?)

Sticking closer to home is the other big match signed, HARASHIMA defending the KO-D Openweight Title against Hikaru Sato. The neko maid shoot fighter has seen his profile raise significantly over the past year and his recent win over Kota Ibushi was enough to earn him his chance at the title. If HARASHIMA defeats Sato, he will match his personal best of KO-D Title defences at 3 wins.

Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2

1. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega (c) Vs Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi
2. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Hikaru Sato

In a surprising turn of events, DDT founder Sanshiro Takagi will be moving over to the UNION brand after his defeat to Toru Owashi. But before he leaves DDT for the time being he will have one more match at the next Korakuen Hall show. Takagi and a partner of his choice will take on puro legend Genichiro Tenryu! Oh, and Masao Orihara too but nobody cares about him (I know I don’t).

DDT, 28/11/2010
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & X Vs Genichiro Tenryu & Masao Orihara

In business news, one of DDT’s restaurants will be getting a new name and new management. The Mitsuboshi Curry restaurant will have Cherry taking over as its manager and the new name will be introduced in two weeks. DDT currently runs three food and drink establishments in Tokyo, the Dropkick Bar and Ebisuku Bar & Grill which are both in Shinjuku and Mitsuboshi Curry in Mitaka. Many DDT wrestlers work in these places while pursuing their wrestling careers and the success of these businesses makes DDT is one of the more finacially healthy wrestling promotions in Japan today.

“DDT SPECIAL 2010” Results

October 24, 2010

DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2010”, 24/10/2010
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,364 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yasu Urano defeated Cherry with the Tombstone Piledriver (7:53).
2. Dick Togo defeated Great Hentai (Michael Nakazawa) with the Diving Senton (7:46).
3. Shuji Ishikawa & Isami Kodaka defeated MIKAMI & KUDO when Kodaka pinned MIKAMI (10:22).
4. Toru Owashi defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Oden Splash (8:54).
5. Kenny Omega & Antonio Honda defeated Keisuke Ishii & YOSHIHIKO when Omega pinned Ishii with the Croyt’s Wrath (9:34).
6. Hikaru Sato defeated Kota Ibushi by Referee Stoppage with the Modified Cross Armbreaker (16:18).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Danshoku Dino with the Somato.

Having the popular vote just wasn’t enough for Danshoku Dino to defeat HARASHIMA for the KO-D Openweight Title.

The big shock on the card was Hikaru Sato defeating Kota Ibushi via ref stoppage. Ibushi’s recent shoulder problem is well known and Sato used that to his advantage by locking on the match winning Cross Armbreaker. With a huge victory on his back and a lot of fan support as shown in the DDT48 Election, Sato may be able to get a KO-D Openweight Title shot in the future.

The match between Toru Owashi and Sanshiro Takagi had several hot stoves of water involved throughout. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi was also involved in the match somehow.

More information to come soon.

Big Indy Get Together Results

October 20, 2010

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

1. Fresh Opening Fight: Keisuke Ishii & Kamui defeated Ryuichi Sekine  & Takumi Tsukamoto when Ishii pinned Tsukamoto with the Kneel Kick.
2. World’s First! 5 Referee Match: Yukihiro Abe defeated GENTARO with the Abe*Jienotsu*Clutch and a Referee #5 Fast Count.
3. Five Way Ladder Match, Special Quiz Rule: Kengo Mashimo defeated Jun Kasai, Ryuji Ito, Antonio Honda & Chii Tomiya (12:38).
4. Yuu Yamagata & Hamuko Hoshi defeated Bambi & Sayaka Obihiro when Hoshi pinned Obihiro with the Diving Body Press (11:32).
5. Royal Rumble Elimination Match: Takashi Sasaki, Abdullah Kobayashi, HARASHIMA, Makoto Oishi & Makoto defeated Daisuke Sekimoto, The Winger, Yuji Hino, Yasu Urano & Kazumi Shimouma (18:59).
5a. Makoto elimintated The Winger by Ring Out (6:59).
5b. Yasu Urano eliminated Makoto by Pinfall (8:43).
5c. Yasu Urano eliminated Makoto Oishi with a Jackknife Hold (13:37).
5d. HARASHIMA eliminated Kazumi Shimouma by Pinfall (14:42).
5e. Daisuke Sekimoto eliminated Takashi Sasaki by Ring Out (15:33).
5f. Yuji Hino eliminated HARASHIMA by Ring Out (16:20).
5g. Abdullah Kobayashi eliminated Yuji Hino by Ring Out (17:17).
5h. Abdullah Kobayashi eliminated Hino by Pinfall (18:59).

Better late than never.

DDT In Omori Results

October 20, 2010

DDT, 16/10/2010
JR Omori Station East Exit Plaza
1000 Fans

1. Antonio Honda & Yukihiro Abe defeated Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Honda pinned Matsunaga with a School Boy (11:04).
2. Kyosuke Sasaki & Hiroyuki Nozawa defeated Tanomusaku Toba & Kazuki Hirata when Nozawa submitted Hirata with a Sleeper Hold (13:34).
3. Dick Togo & Yasu Urano defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Keisuke Ishii when Togo pinned Ishii with the Diving Senton (12:03).
4. Omori Dream Fair Title: Danshoku Dino defeated Takao Soma with the Danshoku Driver (7:16).
*V3 For Dino.
5. HARASHIMA, Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & KUDO defeated Sanshiro Takagi, MIKAMI, Hoshitango & Shigehiro Irie when HARASHIMA pinned Irie with the Somato (15:35).

The Omori Dream Fair Title was defended for the first time since the 2009 Sumo Hall show.

The Shit Heart ♥ Foundation hasn’t won a match at all since its formation. The second coming of Metal Vampire this ain’t!

Results Round Up

October 18, 2010

There was some DDT involvement in several wrestling promotions during the weekend.

Keio Plaza Hotel Hachioji
1,300 Fans – Super No Vacancy

NTV Cup Jr. Heavyweight Tag League – Block B: Dick Togo & Yasu Urano [2] besiegen Yoshinari Ogawa & Kotaro Suzuki [0] when Urano pinned Ogawa with the Backdrop Cutback-Cradle (12:24).

The main one took place over in Pro Wrestling NOAH where Dick Togo & Yasu Urano are teaming up for the NTV Cup Jr. Heavyweight Tag League. They are already off to a good start with Urano using his new Backdrop Cutback-Cradle finisher to pin Yoshinari Ogawa to win their first match and top their group.

ZERO1/Ikuto Hidaka, Kohei Sato & KAMIKAZE Produce “DRUNK NIGHT”, 15/10/2010
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

Regional Heavyweight Title, 4 Way Decision Match: Tengu Kaiser defeated I Am Fuck´n Goddam Chono (Sanshiro Takagi), Minoru Fujita & Lingerie Muto when Kaiser pinned Muto with a Small Package (8:42).

Meanwhile over in ZERO1, Sanshiro Takagi morphed into his Masahiro Chono inspired alter ego, I Am Fuck´n Goddam Chono to take part in an odd 4 Way match for the Regional Heavyweight Title. Also in the match was Lingerie Muto, aka Munenori Sawa, who was eventually pinned to lose the match.

Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,576 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

BJW Death Match Heavyweight Title, Fluorescent Lighttubes, Glass Board & 49,205 Thumbtacks Death Match: Ryuji Ito (c) defeated Shuji Ishikawa with the Dragon Splash through Lighttubes (20:13).
*V2 for Ito.

Finally, the UNION side was in Big Japan for Shuji Ishikawa challenging Ryuji Ito for the BJW Deathmatch Title. Ito came out on top in what was surely a violent match.

Note: Normally I won’t be reporting on Shuji Ishikawa and Isami Kodaka wrestling in Big Japan unless it turns out to be a really important match such as this.

DDT “NON-FIX 10.14” Results

October 15, 2010

DDT “NON-FIX 10.14”, 14/10/2010
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
255 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Complete Conclusion! Karate Kid Visit! No Ideology Conflict Shin-Kiba Bloody Battle: Karate Kid/Atsushi Onai/Ultraman Robin defeated Michael Nakazawa with a Diving Cross Body (R3 2:56).
1. Young Drama Cup: Shigehiro Irie [2] defeated Kazuki Hirata [0] with the Diving Teddy Bear (5:11).
2. Young Drama Cup: Takao Soma [2] defeated Rion Mizuki [0] with an Inside Cradle (2:22).
3. MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Hoshitango when MIKAMI pinned Hoshitango with a School Boy (4:22).
4. Young Drama Cup: Yukihiro Abe [1] Vs Keisuke Ishii [1] ended in a Time Limit Draw (15:00).
5. Dick Togo, GENTARO & Yasu Urano defeated KUDO, Daisuke Sasaki & Yuki Sato when Urano pinned Sato with an Inside Cradle (11:11).
6. Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega defeated Hikaru Sato & Tomimitsu Matsunaga when Omega pinned Matsunaga with the Croyt’s Wrath (15:31).
7. HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi defeated Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda when HARASHIMA pinned Honda with the Somato (17:02).

Young Drama Cup Table

1. Shigehiro Irie [2]
-. Takao Soma [2]
3. Yukihiro Abe [1]
-. Keisuke Ishii [1]
5. Kazuki Hirata [0]
-. Rion Mizuki [0]


October 15, 2010

Sorry, but I don’t have results for the big indy get together show held on the same day.

Sapporo Teisen Hall
371 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. HARASHIMA & Toru Owashi defeated Michael Nakazawa & Hikaru Sato when HARASHIMA pinned Nakazawa with the SOMATO (13:29).
2. Nunchucks & Nunchucks Board Death Match: Hiroki defeated Chiharu by KO with the Drunken Master Elbow (10:03).
3. 3 Way Match: Yasu Urano defeated Keisuke Ishii & DJ Nira with a Bridging Back Body Drop (10:04).
4. Dick Togo & GENTARO defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Takao Soma when GENTARO pinned Soma with the Diving Elbow (7:49).
5. Tomoya defeated Antonio Honda with the S.O.D. (14:05).
6. Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Futoshi Miwa defeated Sanshiro Takagi, KUDO & Yukihiro Abe when Omega pinned Abe with the Croyt’s Wrath (16:03).
7. KO-D Tag Team Title: Shiro Koshinaka & Danshoku Dino (c) defeated MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba when Koshinaka pinned MIKAMI with the Power Bomb (14:31).
*V2 for Koshinaka & Dino.

Two successful defences against two of DDT’s top tag teams. Danshoku Dino & Shiro Koshinaka are doing very well at the moment. Plus Dino has the KO-D Openweight Title match with HARASHIMA coming up, so he could end up carrying most of the gold in DDT.

The Nunchucks & Nunchucks Board Death Match was presented like a Lighttube Deathmatch you would see in Big Japan. There were loads of nunchucks and coathangers hanging from the ropes, large boards resting in the corner with nunchucks stuck to them and spots where the items were piled up and the wrestlers were slammed onto them. This was a rematch to a similar contest between Hiroki and Chiharu from last year, which Hiroki also won by KO. Sanshiro Takagi was the referee for the bout.

Futoshi Miwa is now wearing proper wrestling gear, a fluorescent green one strap singlet. Still overweight though.