The line-up this year’s KO-D Openweight Title Contendership Tournament has been revealed. Sixteen names will compete in Shin-Kiba 1st RING on 21st May for “KING OF DDT TOKYO”. Rounds 1 & 2 will take place there. The Semi-Finals and Final will take place eight days later at Kyoto KBS Hall for “KING OF DDT KYOTO”. The wrestlers competing in this years tournament are:
HARASHIMA, Kota Ibushi, KUDO, MIKAMI, Kenny Omega, Yasu Urano, Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda, Hikaru Sato, Daisuke Sasaki, Keisuke Ishii, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Super Shit Machine, Michael Nakazawa, Shigehiro Irie and Seiya Morohashi
A lottery will take place during “MAX BUMP 2011” on 4th May to decide who will face who in the first round.
DDT “CHARITY WRESTLING SERIES ON THE ROAD – FACTORY PRO WRESTLING AGAIN”, 01/05/2011
1. Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa Vs Kota Ibushi & Michael Nakazawa
DDT will go on the road once more with their “Anywhere Pro Wrestling” shows, this time for charity. The Charity Wrestling Series will raise money for the Red Cross to send aid to those in need after the disasters in Japan. The first stop will be Miyaji Ironworks, a location familiar to DDT fans as the site for a KO-D Tag Title defence for Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa during their “Greatest Title Run Ever ©”. The duo will team up at the factory again to take on the “Street Wrestling King” Kota Ibushi & Michael Nakazawa.