Bob Sapp Needs Your Help

January 31, 2011

Every year thousands of Bob Sapps are left abandoned in the streets of Japan. Hungry, homeless but most importantly alone whenever they step into the squared circle for a freak show fight, they need our time and generosity now more than ever. By donating just ¥4,000,000 a month you can reach out to Bob Sapps in their time of need. With your help we can get Bob Sapps like this one back on their feet and take part in a show at Sumo Hall where they might get molested by a rampaging homosexual. Please, give generously. Thank you.

*No Bob Sapps were hurt in the making of this video.

February Cards So Far

January 31, 2011

Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Makoto Oishi & Yuki Sato Vs Rion Mizuki & Kazuki Hirata
2. Hikaru Sato & Tanomusaku Toba Vs Takao Soma & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. GENTARO & Yasu Urano Vs Antonio Honda & Hoshitango
4. Michael Nakazawa Vs Kenny Omega
5. Dick Togo Vs DJ Nira
6. Royal Rumble: HARASHIMA, Kota Ibushi, MIKAMI, KUDO, Danshoku Dino, Daisuke Sasaki, Keisuke Ishii, Minoru Fujita

More entries will be announced for the Royal Rumble as we get closer to the show.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2011”, 27/02/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. No DQ Hair Vs Hair: Hikaru Sato Vs Takao Soma
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Dick togo (c) Vs 11/2 Royal Rumble Winner

The tension between Hikaru Sato and Shit Heart ♥ Foundation leader Takao Soma has become so bad they will put their hair on the line in their upcoming match. To make things more interesting the match will also be No DQ with no outside interference allowed.

KO-D Title Plans, DDT On Youtube

January 31, 2011

A schedule of KO-D Openweight Title matches and contendership challenges from now until Sumo Hall has been posted. Not many wrestling companies plan out the schedule of title matches so far in advance but it benefits everyone wanting to keep track of the title race as DDT begins promoting its largest show of the year. The schedule goes as follows.

11th February: A Royal Rumble in Shin-Kiba 1st RING determines the next challenger for the KO-D Title.

27th February: Dick Togo defends the KO-D Title against the Royal Rumble winner in Korakuen Hall.

27th March: KO-D Title match in Korakuen Hall.

4th May: KO-D Title match in Korakuen Hall.

21st May: The first and second rounds of the KO-D Challenger Tournament takes place in Shin-Kiba 1st RING.

29th May: The Semi-Final and Final rounds of the KO-D Challenger Tournament takes place in Kyoto KBS Hall.

24th July: KO-D Champion takes on the Tournament winner in the main event of Sumo Hall.

DDT now has an official Youtube channel set up with one video posted so far. The video is of Bob Sapp falling on hard times until he discovers DDT and goes to meet Sanshiro Takagi and Ken Ohka. The meeting doesn’t end well for DDT. I’ll post it when I’m done with a few updates.

DDT “SWEET DREAMS!” Results, Kota Concussed, It’s Sapp Time!

January 30, 2011

DDT “SWEET DREAMS!”, 30/01/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,428 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Akito defeated Kazuki Hirata with a Modified Ankle Hold (8:18).
2. GENTARO & Yasu Urano defeated MIKAMI & Rion Mizuki when GENTARO submitted Mizuki with the Sharpshooter (10:29).
3. Takao Soma & Tomimitsu Matsunaga defeated Hikaru Sato & Daisuke Sasaki when Sato was DQ’ed (12:58).
4. Right to Produce “Someone´s Produce Show” Battle Royal: Keisuke Ishii defeated Yukihiro Abe with the Kneel Kick (12:13).
Order Of Eliminations: Hoshitango (3:16), Minoru Fujita (5:04), Michael Nakazawa (5:51), Tanomusaku Toba (5:57), Danshoku Dino (4:49), Makoto Oishi (7:02), DJ Nira (9:21) and Yukihiro Abe (12:13).
5. DDT Tokyo Beginning of Fight 2011 Special Tag Match: Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega defeated HARASHIMA & KUDO when Omega pinned KUDO with the Croyth’s Wrath (16:55)
6. KO-D Openweight Title Unification Match: Dick Togo (c) defeated Antonio Honda (i/c) with the Diving Senton (26:24).
*Dick Togo becomes the 35th KO-D Openweight Champion.

With the injury setback now behind him, Dick Togo reclaimed his place on top of the DDT landscape by defeating Antonio Honda to unite the KO-D Openweight Championship with its unified version. In a correction to what I wrote a while back, Togo is officially the 35th KO-D Champion and now a 4-time holder of the title.

A Royal Rumble will take place at the 11th February Shin-Kiba 1st Ring show to determine the next challenger for Togo. The confirmed challengers so far are HARASHIMA, KUDO, Kota Ibushi, MIKAMI, Keisuke Ishii and Daisuke Sasaki. Also set to take place on the night is Dick Togo Vs DJ Nira in a non-title match and Kenny Omega Vs Michael Nakazawa.

Kota Ibushi had to go to the hospital for a CAT Scan after he suffered a mild concussion after a High Kick by HARASHIMA. He is likely to recover quickly and not miss any of the upcoming shows.

Keisuke Ishii was victorious in the Battle Royal. He will now get to produce his own show for the DDT Brand tripleshot at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring on 6th March. An extra rule was added to the match. The Suzumiya Haruhi theme song was played for almost the entire match. Whenever the song reached its chorus, everyone in the ring had to do the “Hare Hare Yukai” dance or be eliminated. Yukihiro Abe spent the match dressed as the main character from the series.

The disqualification in match #2 led to Hikaru Sato challenging Takao Soma to a match at the 27th Fabruary Korakuen Hall show. The match was accepted and will be Hair Vs Hair!

Bob Sapp was announced to appear at DDT’s Sumo Hall show on 24th August. Yes, that Bob Sapp. A video was shown of “The Beast” confronting Sanshiro Takagi and Ken Ohka at DDT HQ. Takagi came up with some suggestions on Twitter for Sapp’s opponent. So far he’s thought of Bob Sapp Vs Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Bob Sapp Vs Tsurumi Goro and Bob Sapp Vs Ultraman Robin. A fun little fact that comes out of this is that in the space of a year, three former IWGP Heavyweight Champions have appeared in DDT so far: Genichiro Tenryu, Togi Makabe & Manabu Nakanishi. Bob Sapp will make it four if he does indeed show up and compete on the night.

Speaking of Takagi, he seems to be very pleased to be the “World’s Second Largest Promoter!” after the Wrestling Observer Awards came out.

Contract Renewal Time, SWEET DREAMS! Card

January 28, 2011

This part of the year in puroresu always brings bout the annual contract signing period where the promotions renegotiate the contracts of their signed wrestlers. DDT is no different when it comes to keeping tabs on its talent. January 28th was the final day of negotiations and the results have since been announced.

The DDT wrestlers who have signed new contracts are:

MIKAMI, HARASHIMA, Kota Ibushi, Danshoku Dino, KUDO, Yasu Urano, Masa Takanashi, Michael Nakazawa, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Keisuke Ishii, Hoshitango, Gota Ihashi, Takao Soma, Rion Mizuki, Kazuki Hirata, Posion Sawada JULIE, Gorgeous Matsuno and Dick Togo.

The Union wrestlers who have signed new contracts are:

Shuji Ishikawa, Isami Kodaka, Ken Ohka, Seiya Morohashi, Cherry, Hiro Tsumaki and Shinichiro Tominaga.

Four wrestlers have declined offers to extend their contracts. They are Tanomusaku Toba, Futoshi Miwa and Yukihiro Abe for DDT aswell as 726 for Union. It’s likely that Toba and Abe will still wrestle part-time for DDT. Those two are still scheduled to compete in the Right To Produce Battle Royal at “SWEET DREAMS!” on Sunday. Miwa rarely wrestles nowadays and 726 had a light schedule with Union anyway so no big losses there. Again it’s possible that they could make some future appearances here and there.

Yusuke Inokuma also did not sign a new contract but in this case it was because he needed to return home to find his driver’s license. He has until February to find his license and sign the new contract.

Three of the wrestlers who signed new contracts are currently out of action with injuries. Masa Takanashi is recovering from his knee injury and is aiming to return in the summer. Poison Sawada JULIE is nursing his right elbow back to full health. Gota Ihashi was last seen in March but hasn’t wrestled since because of ligament damage in both knees.

Dick Togo is sticking with DDT up to his announced retirement. Can he end his career as the KO-D Champion?

Also notice that Michael Nakazawa signed his contract on time this year. The last time he delayed his contract renewal it led to Danshoku Dino assaulting him in his house and his car exploding with him inside it when trying to escape. He finally made it to the arena covered in burn marks while carrying the remains of his contract, only to inadvertently distract Sanshiro Takagi and cause him to lose the DDT Extreme Title to Hoshitango.

DDT “SWEET DREAMS!”, 30/01/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito
2. GENTARO & Yasu Urano Vs MIKAMI & Rion Mizuki
3. Right to Produce “Someone’s Produce Show” Battle Royal: Danshoku Dino, Tanomusaku Toba, Michael Nakazawa, DJ Nira, Keisuke Ishii, Hoshitango, Yukihiro Abe, Makoto Oishi
4. Hikaru Sato & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Takao Soma & Tomimitsu Matsunaga
5. DDT Tokyo Beginning of Fight 2011 Special Tag Match: Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega Vs HARASHIMA & KUDO
6. KO-D Openweight Title Unification Match: Dick Togo (c) Vs Antonio Honda (i/c)

And The Award Goes To…

January 26, 2011

The 2010 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards were revealed today with the Golden Lovers having a few mentions here and there. Kota Ibushi won the “Best Flying Wrestler” award for the second year in a row as well as finishing fifth for “Best Wrestling Maneuver”. Kenny Omega got an honorable mention for the “Most Improved” award. Together, the Golden Lovers ranked 7th for “Tag Team Of The Year”. The Best Of The Super Juniors final between Ibushi and Prince Devitt aswell as the Golden Lovers’ IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship win over Apollo 55 in October also got honorable mentions for “Worked Match Of The Year”.

DDT got an honorable mention for “Promotion Of The Year”. Sanshiro Takagi himself got a look in too, finishing second place for “Promoter Of The Year” losing to Dana White for the second year in a row. However, if you see the glass as half full that means Takagi is the best pro wrestling promoter for two years in a row. 🙂

Add these accomplishments to the Golden Lovers winning “Best Tag Team” and “Best Match” in the Weekly Pro-Wrestling awards as well as “Match Of The Year” in the Tokyo Sports awards and you have a heck of a year for the Golden Lovers. Here’s looking forward to seeing what else they and DDT can accomplish in 2011.

Nakazawa In Ice Ribbon

January 26, 2011

Ice Ribbon, 26/01/2011
Ice Ribbon School, Saitama

Bra Match: Makoto defeated Michael Nakazawa when she stripped him of his bra (7:05).

Michael Nakazawa was the latest DDT wrestler to show up in Ice Ribbon. He was at today’s show in the Ice Ribbon School to take on the girl who’s ultimate goal in wrestling is to become a WWE Diva, Makoto. Nakazawa being the kinky type wore a bra and was somehow able to make a stipulation that in order to win the match, you had to remove the bra worn by your opponent. Whether or not this was an excuse for Nakazawa to perve over Makoto didn’t matter because in the end, Makoto stripped Nakazawa of his bra and his dignity to win. Nakazawa cheered himself up by sneaking into the Ice Ribbon office after the show and rummaging through Emi Sakura’s clothes, as shown in the picture above.