Togo Gets Ready For Shuji, Shit Happens

March 28, 2011

Dick Togo may have eliminated Kota Ibushi from the title chase, but he still has a busy time ahead of him. The main event for DDT’s return to Shinjuku FACE on 13th April has Togo teaming with New Japan wrestlers Gedo & Tomohiro Ishii to take on Ibushi, Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki.

Shuji Ishikawa is next in line for a crack at the KO-D Openweight Champion after winning the Battle Royal from the 14th Anniversary show. Their match is set for 4th May in Korakuen Hall. That’s not all, as Togo’s GRANMA stablemate GENTARO has the “Anytime And Anywhere” title shot, which allows him to cash it in at any show from now until Sumo Hall. GENTARO has claimed he will challenge the winner of Togo Vs Ishikawa, but he hasn’t exactly said when he will face them.

GENTARO has enough on his plate already. He and Yasu Urano are currently the KO-D Tag Team Champions and they now have the Shit Heart ♥ Foundation on their heels. Takao Soma and the Super Shit Machine are next in line to challenge for the belts. Two singles matches involving both sides will happen on 13th April. GENTARO better not take Takao Soma lightly as the young SHF leader has been on a role this year. Meanwhile Yasu Urano faces the Super Shit Machine, who has already made his presence felt in DDT with his SHIT Down Power Bomb finisher (Best move name of 2011 so far). The Tag Team Title match will take place four days later in Nagoya.

Danshoku Dino was able to defeat the first of Bob Sapp’s assassins, American indy wrestler Jonathan Gresham. Another assassin will battle Dino in Shinjuku FACE. Just the thought of Bob Sapp training pro wrestlers to be ninjas fills me with great joy.

DDT, 13/04/2011
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yasu Urano Vs Super Shit Machine
2. GENTARO Vs Takao Soma
3. Danshoku Dino Vs Bob Sapp’s 2nd Assassin
4. Dick Togo, Gedo & Tomohiro Ishii Vs Kota Ibushi, Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki

DDT, 17/04/2011
Nagoya

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: GENTARO & Yasu Urano (c) Vs Takao Soma & Super Shit Machine

DDT “MAX BUMP 2011”, 04/05/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Dick Togo (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

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DDT “JUDGEMENT 2011” Results

March 27, 2011

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2011 ~DDT 14TH ANNIVERSARY”, 27/03/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hikaru Sato, Tanomusaku Toba & Rion Mizuki defeated Tsunehito Naito, Kazuki Hirata & Akito when Toba pinned Hirata with a Straight Right Punch (10:34).
2. 14th Anniversary Memorial Match: MIKAMI & Rojo del Sol defeated Venomous Snake & Snake Well (w/ Poison Sawada JULIE & Naomi Susan) when MIKAMI pinned Venomous Snake with a School Boy (4:10).
3. Special Singles Match: HARASHIMA defeated Antonio Honda with the Somato (9:03).
4. Danshoku Dino defeated Jonathan Gresham with the Gotch Style Danshoku Driver (8:50).
5. KO-D Openweight Title Challenge Right Fight +alpha Anytime and Anywhere Battle Royal: Shuji Ishikawa defeated KUDO with the Splash Mountain (29:39). GENTARO won the “Anytime And Anywhere” contract.
Other Entries: Makoto Oishi, Daisuke Sasaki, Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie, Takao Soma, Super Shit Machine, Tomimitsu Matsunaga, Kenny Omega, Michael Nakazawa, GENTARO, Yasu Urano, Seiya Morohashi & Ken Ohka
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Dick Togo (c) defeated Kota Ibushi with the Diving Senton (36:57).
*V2 for Togo.

Shuji Ishikawa won the Battle Royal part of Match #5. He will get his KO-D Openweight Title shot against Dick Togo on the 4th May Korakuen Hall event. GENTARO won the “Anytime And Anywhere” KO-D Title shot. He has decided to challenge the winner of Togo Vs Ishikawa.

Danshoku Dino will face another assassin sent by Bob Sapp on the 13th April show in Shinjuku FACE.

Sanshiro Takagi & Mitsuya Nagai were the two members of the Snake Corps.

Gorgeous Matsuno made an appearance at the show and was the centrepiece of the end of show group photo.


DDT “JUDGEMENT 2011” Full Card

March 26, 2011

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2011 ~DDT 14TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 27/03/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hikaru Sato, Tanomusaku Toba & Rion Mizuki Vs Tsuneto Naito, Kazuki Hirata & Akito
2. 14th Anniversary Memorial Match: MIKAMI & Rojo Del Sol Vs Snake Corps (w/ Poison Sawada JULIE & Naomi Susan)
3. Special Singles Match: HARASHIMA Vs Antonio Honda
4. Danshoku Dino Vs Bob Sapp’s Assassin
5. KO-D Openweight Title Challenge Right Fight +α Anytime and Anywhere Battle Royal: KUDO Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Takao Soma Vs Super Shit Machine Vs Tomimitsu Matsunaga Vs Kenny Omega Vs Michael Nakazawa Vs GENTARO Vs Yasu Urano Vs Hoshitango Vs Minoru Fujita Vs Shuji Ishikawa Vs Seiya Morohashi Vs Ken Ohka
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Dick Togo (c) Vs Kota Ibushi

There are plenty of questions to ask about tomorrow’s DDT show. Can Kota Ibushi dethrone Dick Togo? Who will get the “Anytime and Anywhere” Title Shot? What other participants and prizes will be part of the Battle Royal? Who is the assassin sent by Bob Sapp to fight Danshoku Dino? Has Antonio Honda stepped up enough of his game to match HARASHIMA? What does Poison Sawada JULIE have in store for the fans when he brings in the Snake Corps? All this and more will be answered in what will be an important stop on the road to Sumo Hall.

DDT’s next DVD release will be “BEST OF THE SUPER Street Wrestling King – Kota Ibushi”, a collection of DDT’s infamous “Anywhere Pro Wrestling” matches featuring the Golden Star. It was originally supposed to be released in time for tomorrow’s 14th Anniversary show but production was delayed due to the recent disasters in Japan. The new release date for the DVD is 13th April.


DDT “MONTHLY YOUNG COMMUNICATIONS MARCH EDITION” Results

March 26, 2011

DDT “MONTHLY YOUNG COMMUNICATIONS MARCH EDITION”, 23/03/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ryuichi Sekine defeated Rion Mizuki with the Buzzsaw Kick (6:55).
2. Shota defeated Satoshi Hiroshi Kazato with the Frog Splash (7:48).
3. Shigehiro Irie defeated Jun Nishikawa with the Vertical Drop Back Flip (6:40).
4. Hiromu Takahashi defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Fisherman’s Suplex (8:51).
5. Hiro Tonai & Akito defeated Keisuke Ishii & Hiro Tsumaki when Tonai pinned Ishii with the Waterfall (13:47).


New Union Matches, Yago Explains The SS Susan

March 25, 2011

UNION “SCHOOL ENTRANCE CEREMONY”, 03/04/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Best Of The Super Junior Celebration: Ken Ohka Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa
2. Top 10 Idol Death Match: Cherry Vs Miyako Matsumoto Vs Tsukasa Fujimoto
3. Seiya Morohashi Vs Yoshiaki Yago
4. Tag Team Gauntlet: Isami Kodaka & Yano K Data Vs Kengo Ohka & Madoka Vs Choun-Shiryu & Cao Zhang (w/ Princess Makoto)
5. Sanshiro Takagi, Genichiro Tenryu & Shigehiro Irie Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Hiro Tsumaki

Cherry takes on two of the best women to come out of Ice Ribbon. Miyako Matsumoto and Tsukasa Fujimoto have both achieved the Triple Crown of titles to win in Ice Ribbon. Matsumoto just edges ahead for holding all titles simultaneously at one point. But if this does turn out to be some sort of hardcore match, Fujimoto has the advantage. You can thank Jun Kasai for that.

Yoshiaki Yago has posted a message on the DDT website explaining why he formed the SS Susan (or Susan Guard) with Kengo Ohka & Madoka. Yago has not been impressed by Union, finding it a promotion filled with unspectacular wrestlers who have no talent. He would get no benefit signing with the Union Sekigun as the sub-brand would only be “drifting the bottom of the world of professional wrestling” for the rest of time. He also laughs at Sanshiro Takagi’s attempts at running the TKG48 stable.

However, Yago has found a cause worth fighting for in Union. He has found someone who has recently struggled to be heard over the ruckus between Shuji Ishikawa’s side and TKG48. Her name is Naomi Susan, the woman in charge of Union outside of the ring. It seems that Yago has fallen for Naomi. He wants to cheer her up and make running Union easier for the pretty lady. So rounded up Kengo Mashimo Ohka and Madoka to form his own team and purge the “non-atheltes” from Union, punish his arch-rival Sanshiro Takagi and bring the “beautiful smile” back to Naomi’s face. Whether or not Naomi actually approves of this and is on their side is not known at the moment.


More DDT & Union Goodness in NJPW

March 23, 2011

The Golden Lovers have been added to the 3rd April New Japan show at Korakuen Hall. Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega will be part of a tantalising Six Man Tag Team bout that could steal the show. Their exciting speed and teamwork is complimented by the Muscle Orchestra strength of Manabu Nakanashi. Will this combination be enough to defeat the Subconscious Strong Style of Shinsuke Nakamura and his CHAOS teammates Jado & Gedo?

NJPW “NEW DIMENSION ~PRAY, HOPE, POWER~”, 03/04/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Special 6 Man Tag Match: Manabu Nakanishi, Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega Vs Shinsuke Nakamura, Jado & Gedo

Meanwhile lesser established DDT and Union talent are getting ready to take part in NJPW’s NEVER tournament in April. The first round matches have been announced and the DDT/Union related matches are as follows:

NJPW “NEVER.6 ~ROAD TO THE SUPER JR. 2DAYS TOURNAMENT~”, 07/04/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. ROAD TO THE SUPER JR. 2DAYS TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Hiromu Takahashi Vs Keisuke Ishii
5. ROAD TO THE SUPER JR. 2DAYS TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Madoka Vs Kazuki Hirata
6. ROAD TO THE SUPER JR. 2DAYS TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
7. ROAD TO THE SUPER JR. 2DAYS TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Tsuyoshi Kikuchi Vs Ken Ohka

Remember, a New Japan staff member half-heartedly-sort-of-kind-of-but-not-really-although-you-never-know promised Ken Ohka that Union talent will be allowed to take part in the undercards of this year’s Best Of The Super Jr Tour. A string of wins and great performances from the wrestlers during this tournament could mean New Japan will hold their end of the bargain. If they do then I expect Ken Ohka’s part of the deal will be to never talk to the New Japan staff ever again.


New Matches For 14th Anniversary Show

March 22, 2011

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2011 ~DDT 14TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 27/03/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hikaru Sato, Tanomusaku Toba & Rion Mizuki Vs Tsuneto Naito, Kazuki Hirata & Akito
2. 14th Anniversary Memorial Match: MIKAMI & Rojo Del Sol Vs Snake Corps (w/ Poison Sawada JULIE & Naomi Susan)
3. Special Singles Match: HARASHIMA Vs Antonio Honda
4. Danshoku Dino Vs Bob Sapp’s Assassin
5. KO-D Openweight Title Challenge Right Fight +α Anytime and Anywhere Battle Royal: KUDO Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Takao Soma Vs Super Shit Machine Vs Tomimitsu Matsunaga Vs Kenny Omega Vs Michael Nakazawa Vs GENTARO Vs Yasu Urano Vs Hoshitango Vs Minoru Fujita Vs Shuji Ishikawa Vs Seiya Morohashi Vs Ken Ohka
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Dick Togo (c) Vs Kota Ibushi

Poison Sawada JULIE returns and he is bringing back the Snake Corps for DDT’s 14th Anniversary. Over the years wrestlers such as Shuji Ishikawa, Takashi Sasaki, HARASHIMA, Yusuke Inokuma, Jun Inomata and Kaori Yoneyama have drunk Sawada’s poison and joined his side. Who knows what team Sawada and Naomi Susan will bring with them to Korakuen Hall to take on MIKAMI & Rojo Del Sol.