DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2011”, 27/02/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
0. Seiya Morohashi defeated Hoshitango with the New Hair Solution (5:14).
1. Keisuke Ishii & Akito defeated MIKAMI & Rion Mizuki when Ishii submitted Mizuki with a Single Leg Crab Hold (5:27).
2. Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Michael Nakazawa & Tomimitsu Matsunaga by DQ when Takao Soma interfered (10:14).
3. Kota Ibushi defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Phoenix Splash (8:19).
4. Winner Gets to Choose His Ryogoku Match: Danshoku Dino defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Tanomusaku Toba, Kazuki Hirata & DJ Nira when Dino submitted Nira with a crab Hold (13:08).
5. No DQ Hair Vs Hair Match: Takao Soma defeated Hikaru Sato with a Schwein onto a metal barrell (14:13).
6. KO-D Tag Team Title: GENTARO & Yasu Urano (c) defeated KUDO & Makoto Oishi when Urano pinned KUDO with the Tombstone Piledriver (14:09).
*V1 for GENTARO & Yasu Urano.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Dick Togo (c) defeated HARASHIMA with the Modified Crippler Crossface (20:43).
*V1 for Dick Togo.
After defeating Shigehiro Irie in what was described as “a short but insanely good” match, Kota Ibushi nominated himself as the next challenger for the KO-D Openweight Title. He should be facing Dick Togo at the 27th March Korakuen Hall show.
The 27th March show will also feature what has become one of my favourite annual DDT matches in recent years, the Anytime, Anywhere Contention Battle Royal. The match is usually a combination of a Royal Rumble and a Ladder match. There are a number of prizes hanging above the ring, the most important of which is a Money In The Bank style contract that allows the holder to challenge for the KO-D Openweight Title at any show between then and Sumo Hall. Other prizes normally include dates with a female wrestler, a DDT contract or even the role of company CEO. After all of the prizes are gone, the Rumble part of the match continues with the winner of that match receiving a KO-D Title shot. Previous winners of the Money In The Bank contract are Yoshiaki Yago and Ken Ohka, with Ohka giving the contract to Shuji Ishikawa. Nobody has yet to cash it in with any success.
By winning match #4, Danshoku Dino was rewarded a chance to make his own match for the 24th July Sumo Hall event. It’s the bout that we all wanted to see (Right? Anyone?), Danshoku Dino Vs Bob Sapp! The match was fought under Scramble Bunkhouse (Non) Deathmatch rules. Normally Scramble Bunkhouse matches have each wrestler placed at opposite sides of the arena and when the bell rings they have to rush to the ring. Here in DDT, it was done a little differently. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi started out in the ring, Kazuki Hirata was placed in Dick Togo’s dressing room, Tanomusaku Toba was spotted in the car park, DJ Nira was in the Tokyo Dome (!!!) and Dino was at the Metro Station outside Tokyo Dome City. When the match began, Kikuchi spent his time waiting for the opponents to come by running the ropes and taking bumps.
The Shit Heart ♥ Foundation grew in strength when their leader Takao Soma defeated Hikaru Sato in a No DQ Hair Vs Hair match. Despite Takao’s cronies Michael Nakazawa & Tomimitsu Matsunaga being banned from ringside, young Soma scored his biggest win to date over the former KO-D Champion and also got to shave him bald as a result. Afterwards the SHF introduced their newest member of the group, the Super Shit Machine! However, as soon as Super Shit Machine was introduced to the fans he, Soma & Matsunaga attacked Michael Nakazawa and kicked him out of the SHF. Soma called Nakazawa the weak link of the group and his new “weapon” was Michael’s replacement.
After taking the fall in the KO-D Tag Team Title match, KUDO challenged Yasu Urano to a singles match at DDT Dotonbori Story 9 in Osaka on 13th March.
Seiya Morohashi has become the spokesperson for Svenson Inc., a company that creates haircare and hair restoration products. They seem to be good quality as Seiya came out for his dark match against Hoshitango with a full head of hair instead of the large bald spot he used to have.