DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2010” Results

November 28, 2010

DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2010”, 28/11/2010
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,525 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. KO-D Tag Team Title: Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated GENTARO & Yasu Urano when Honda pinned Urano with a Cradle (15:52).
*V1 for Honda & Sasaki.
2. MIKAMI, KUDO & Tatsuhiko Yoshino defeated Yukihiro Abe, Rion Mizuki & Kazuki Hirata when KUDO pinned Hirata with a Diving Double Knee Drop (8:53).
3. Next Variety Group Election Match: Toru Owashi defeated DJ Nira, Danshoku Dino, Kota Ibushi, Tanomusaku Toba, Hoshitango, Michael Nakazawa & Tomimitsu Matsunaga when Owashi pinned Nira with a Diving Body Press (11:10).
4. Genichiro Tenryu, Masao Orihara & HARASHIMA defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Yoshiaki Yago & Shigehiro Irie when HARASHIMA pinned Irie with the Somato (12:58).
5. Young Drama Cup – Final: Takao Soma defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Diving Guillotine Drop (15:10).
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Dick Togo defeated Hikaru Sato (c) with the Diving Senton (27:55).
*Sato fails in V1. Togo becomes the 34th KO-D Openweight Champion.

Despite planning to retire in six months time, Dick Togo showed he still has it in him to win a big championship. This is Togo’s third reign as KO-D Openweight Champion while Hikaru Sato becomes the seventh wrestler to lose the title without a successful defence. The other six are Masao Orihara, NOSAWA, Super Uchu Power, Sanshiro Takagi, GENTARO and Shoichi Ichimiya.

Antonio Honda will be Togo’s first challenger. Right after winning the title, Togo said he will take on anyone in DDT at anytime. Honda sprinted into the ring so he could make the first challenge before anyone else. He broke down into tears as he told everyone how he thought Togo was one of the best wrestlers in history. Togo said he was glad that his first defence will be against Honda and they hugged. Their match will take place on 26th December in Korakuen Hall.

Takao Soma reached a milestone in his career by winning the Young Drama Cup, beating last year’s winner Keisuke Ishii. The young man’s career has gone off to a very good start going back to winning his debut match at the first Ryogoku Peter Pan show in 2009.

Sanshiro Takagi is now officialy affiliated with Union. At this time he is still scheduled to be on a few DDT shows but that could very well change in the coming weeks. He praised Shigehiro Irie for his performance in the match despite taking the fall. Takagi nominated Irie to be his partner for his match against Shuji Ishikawa & Seiya Morohashi at the Union event on 3rd December. At the end of the show, Dick Togo and Tsurumi Amon presented flowers to Sanshiro Takagi as he said his farewell to the DDT brand. Takagi congratulated Togo on winning the belt and they shook hands, only for Togo to kick Takagi in the gut and give him a Pedigree. Togo posed with his belt and then left the ring. When Takagi recovered he gave said his goodbyes to the fans and led them with one last play of “Fire!” by Scooter.

Match 3 had wrestlers entering the match Royal Rumble style. It started off with Toru Owashi and DJ Nira against each other. Everyone else involved in the match came out dressed as Owashi, mimicking his entrance and body language while “Sandstorm” by Darude was blasting from the speakers each and every time.

Choun Shiryu announced that New Beijing will return to Japan for a show to be held on 11th February 2011. Tsurumi Amon was confused as the New Beijing brand allegedly broke up back at Muscle House 10. Choun explained that in China it is common for dynasties that die in the Autumn to revive in the Spring.

Cherry appeared on screen to announce the new name for the former Mitsuboshi Curry restaurant. The new name for the restaurant is now Nico Nico Curry and it will re-open on 12th December. The new logo conatins a large happy face that covered Cherry’s own face during the video, kind of like the Laughing Man logo from Ghost In The Shell.

Upcoming DDT & Union Cards

November 27, 2010

DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2010”, 28/11/2010
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. MIKAMI, KUDO & Tatsuhiko Yoshino Vs Yukihiro Abe, Rion Mizuki & Kazuki Hirata
2. Next Variety Group Election Match: Toru Owashi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Kota Ibushi Vs Tanomusaku Toba Vs Hoshitango Vs Michael Nakazawa Vs Tomimitsu Matsunaga Vs DJ Nira
3. Sanshiro Takagi, Yoshiaki Yago & Shigehiro Irie Vs Genichiro Tenryu, Masao Orihara & HARASHIMA
4. Young Drama Cup – Final: Takao Soma Vs Keisuke Ishii
5. KO-D Tag Team Title: Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs GENTARO & Yasu Urano
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Hikaru Sato (c) Vs Dick Togo

Tōjinmachi Shopping Arcade, Fukuoka City

Featuring: Dick Togo, Michael Nakazawa, Sanshiro Takagi & Kota Ibushi

Always a fun time whenever DDT decides to ditch the squared circle and go wrestle wherever they please. They will return to the spot where Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa defended the KO-D Tag Titles against HARASHIMA & Michael Nakazawa during their “Greatest Title Run Ever ™” earlier in the year. This time it will Takagi and Nakazawa are joined by Dick Togo and Kota Ibushi, although what kind of match it will be ihas not been decided yet.

Hakata Star Lane

1. Michael Nakazawa Vs Batten Tamagawa
2. HARASHIMA Vs Keisuke Ishii
3. Hikaru Sato Vs KUDO
4. Danshoku Dino Vs Kota Ibushi

Also Scheduled To Appear: Sanshiro Takagi, Dick Togo, MIKAMI, Yasu Urano, Rion Mizuki, Takao Soma, Shigehiro Irie, Kazuki Hirata, Tomimitsu Matsunaga, Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Toru Owashi

Batten Tamagawa comes to use from the West Gate Wrestling Federation, a promotion run by comedians who wrestle in their spare time. He has made a handful of appearances for DDT in the past.

Union, 03/12/10
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Hiro Tsumaki Vs Kento Miyahara
2. Cherry & Kengo Ohka Vs Yuki Miyazaki & Madoka
3. Isami Kodaka & Keita Yano Vs Survival Tobita & X.
4. 3 Way Match: 726 Vs Choun Shiryu Vs Kazuhiko Ogasawara
5. Shuji Ishikawa & Seiya Morohashi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & X

Sanshiro Takagi gets to choose his partner out of a group of 48 wrestlers. However, wrestlers 1, 2, 3, 7 & 10 have already been disqualified for smoking in the waiting room.

The winner of the 3 Way match will earn a spot on the Union Korkauen Hall card in January.

Yago, Isami, Dino & HARASHIMA Go Round The Indys

November 24, 2010

There has been some DDT and Union involvement in other promotions this month. Over in SMASH, Yoshiaki Yago was defeated by Akira Shoji while Isami Kodaka fought on the winning team in the semi-main event. A day earlier, Danshoku Dino made an appearance for the NEO Joshi promotion and defeated 5-Time former Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion, Tanny Mouse. Finally HARASHIMA was in Big Japan earlier in the month to take on Shinya Ishikawa in Shinya’s return match from injury. HARASHIMA earned the victory with the always reliable Somato.

SMASH.10, 22/11/2010
Tokyo JCB Hall
3,200 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

4. Akira Shoji defeated Yoshiaki Yago with a Headbutt (6:23).
7. Hardcore Match: Super Crazy, KUSHIDA & Isami Kodaka defeated Hajime Ohara, Häijy-Heimo Ukonselkä & Jessica Love when KUSHIDA pinned Love with the Midnight Express (18:54).

NEO “STAND OUT IN OSAKA”, 21/11/2010
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2
627 Fans – No Vacancy

4. Danshoku Dino defeated Tanny Mouse with the Danshoku Driver (9:29).

BJW “DAINICHI DASH”, 06/11/2010
Yokohama Nigiwaiza
141 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

5. Shinya Ishikawa Return Match: HARASHIMA defeated Shinya Ishikawa with the Somato (12:47).

R.I.P. Gran Naniwa

November 21, 2010

It is with much sadness to report the death of Yoshikimi Kimura, who was known to many wrestling fans as Gran Naniwa of Michinoku Pro fame. Gran Naniwa passed away at the age of 34 due to a myocardial blockage on October 6th.

One of his last known matches took place in DDT on 27th September 2009, where Naniwa teamed with Gran Hamada & Michael ‘Gran’ Nakazawa in a losing effort against Choun Shiryu, Poison Sawada JULIE & Tanomusaku Toba.

New Year’s Eve Indy Celebration Card

November 21, 2010

DDT will be part of the big indy wrestling get together at Korakuen Hall for New Year’s Eve. Last year’s event was remembered for the 108-Man Battle Royal that begun in 2009 and ended in 2010 plus matches presented by each promotion involved. This time around there will be an inter-promotional, inter-gender one night tournament featuring Sanshiro TakagiTAKA Michinoku (K-Dojo), Great Kojika (Big Japan), Takashi Sasaki (Freedoms), Yuki Ishikawa (BattlArts), Guts Ishijima (GUTS World), Command Bolshoi (JWP) and Kana (Triple Tails). Every match in the tournament will have a three minute time limit so every contender will have to be on their toes from the second the bell rings.

The main event will be another large Battle Royal, this time a 30 Organisation Battle Royal. I guess this means there are only 30 participants involved with one wrestler representing each promotion, but you never know with this bunch running the show. Now would be a good time to brush up your knowledge on the Japanese indy scene over at the Puroresu Central website.

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Special Dark Match – 19 O´Clock Pro-Wrestling: Kaori Yoneyama & Sayaka Obihiro Vs Hikaru Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto
1. One Night Tournament 2010 – Round 1: X Vs X
2. One Night Tournament 2010 – Round 1: X Vs X
3. One Night Tournament 2010 – Round 1: X Vs X
4. One Night Tournament 2010 – Round 1: X Vs X
5. 7 Referees Match: GENTARO Vs Atsushi Ohashi
6. Ryuichi Sekine, Takumi Tsukamoto & Takao Soma Vs Hiroo Tsumaki, Akito & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
7. One Night Tournament 2010 – Semi Final: X Vs X
8. One Night Tournament 2010 – Semi Final: X Vs X
9. Bambi, Makoto & Hamuko Hoshi Vs Hikari Minami, Riho & Tsukushi 
10. One Night Tournament 2010 – Final: X Vs X
11. 30 Organization Battle Royal:

DDT In NEVER.4, HMV, Union News

November 19, 2010

DDT had three wrestlers involved in the latest NEVER event from New Japan. Keisuke Ishii now has two wins in two appearances for the brand, defeating Hiromu Takahashi with the Kneel Kick. Daisuke Sasaki however is at two losses in two appearances when he was defeated by Tomohiro Ishii. Finally Antonio Honda was involved in the match that attracted the most attention, losing to the returning Hiroyoshi Tenzan.

NJPW “NEVER.4”, 11/18/10
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
450 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Keisuke Ishii defeated Hiromu Takahashi with the Kneel Kick (7:04).
4. Tomohiro Ishii defeated Daisuke Sasaki with a Lariat (11:56).
5. Hiroyoshi Tenzan Return Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Antonio Honda with the Anaconda Vice (13:07).

Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & DJ Nira are now a faction. The new stable is called HMV, which stands for Hagure Metal Vampire.

On the Union side of things, the brand is looking for foreign wrestlers who are interested in working for the promotion. Those interested can find the contact information over at the Union website.

Isami Kodaka will be in the semi-main event of SMASH.10. He will be feeling right at home by taking part in a Hardcore 6-Man Tag Team match with KUSHIDA & Super Crazy versus the Fight Club Finland trio of Hajime Ohara, Häijy-Heimo Ukonselkä & Jessica Love.

Union, 03/12/10
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Hiro Tsumaki Vs Kento Miyahara
2. Cherry & Kengo Ohka Vs Yuki Miyazaki & Madoka
3. Isami Kodaka & Keita Yano Vs Survival Tobita & X

X will be a new monster Survival Tobita discovered on his travels. Keita Yano might be doing a Doink The Clown meets The Joker gimmick for the match.

Cherry will be promoting her fourth Fantasy Illusion show on the 23rd December with the main event being an hour long Ironman match between herself and Yuki Miyazaki from the NEO promotion. This match comes just over a week before Miyazaki’s retirement from wrestling.

Fantasy Illusion 4, 23/12/10
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ironman Match: Cherry Vs Yuki Miyazaki

DDT “NON-FIX 11.17” Results

November 17, 2010

DDT “NON-FIX 11.17”, 17/11/2010
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
194 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Young Drama Cup: Rion Mizuki (2) defeated Kazuki Hirata (2) with a German Suplex (4:46).
2. Young Drama Cup: Takao Soma (8) defeated Keisuke Ishii (7) with the Diving Guillotine Drop (9:12).
3. Young Drama Cup: Yukihiro Abe (5) defeated Shigehiro Irie (6) with the Jienotsu*Clutch (6:30).
4. Special Singles Match: Great Kojika defeated Michael Nakazawa with the Iron Claw (5:22).
5. Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki defeated MIKAMI & Hoshitango when Honda pinned Hoshitango (10:27).
6. Handicap Tag Rumble: Tanomusaku Toba, Kota Ibushi, GENTARO, KUDO, Danshoku Dino & HARASHIMA defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & DJ Nira when HARASHIMA pinned Nira with the Somato (8:57).
7. Dick Togo & Yasu Urano defeated Hikaru Sato & Tomimitsu Matsunaga when Togo pinned Sato with a Cross Kneelock Cutback (18:08).

Young Drama Cup Standings

1. Takao Soma (8)
2. Keisuke Ishii (7)
3. Shigehiro Irie (6)
4. Yukihiro Abe (5)
5. Rion Mizuki (2)
6. Kazuki Hirata (2)

Gedo & Jado both made an appearance to confront Kota Ibushi in the lead up to their inevitable match with the Golden Lovers. Ibushi is still trying to convince New Japan to sanction an IWGP Jr. Tag Title match held in the snow or in a swimming pool.

The 6 Vs 3 Handicap Rumble had the team of Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & DJ Nira begin the match with just Tanomusaku Toba opposing them. Every minute another member of the 6-Man team would enter the match. The lineup for the 6-Man team in the results above was listed by order of entry.

The Young Drama Cup Final will be Takao Soma versus last year’s winner Keisuke Ishii. Oddly enough it’s the rematch to today’s contest which Soma won to top the group. Ishii finished second thanks to Yukihiro Abe, whose victory over Shigehiro Irie cost Irie a place in the final.