TKG48 Challenge For Tag Titles, Dino’s Assassin Woes

May 30, 2011

DDT “NON-FIX DX 4.6”, 04/06/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. DJ Nira Vs HERO!
2. MIKAMI Vvs Kazuki Hirata
3. Give Michael Nakazawa A Chance: Antonio Honda Vs Michael Nakazawa
4. Hikaru Sato, Keisuke Ishii & Makoto Oishi Vs Takao Soma, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Super Shit Machine
5. KO-D Tag Team Titles: GENTARO & Yasu Urano (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie & Munenori Sawa
6. Dick Togo & HARASHIMA Vs Danshoku Dino & KUDO

The TKG48 duo of Shigehiro Irie and Munenori Sawa were chosen as the No. 1 Contenders for the KO-D Tag Team Titles. It’s a tough challenge ahead as GENTARO & Yasu Urano have been almost unstoppable this year. Sawa was absent for the press conference announcing the match, but Irie made up for it by starting a fight with the champions.

By winning the mini Royal Rumble at “KING OF DDT KYOTO”, Michael Nakazawa was supposed to win a prize from Tsurumi Amon. However, Tsurumi wasn’t convinced that Nakazawa earned it. Nakazawa will appeal the decision by facing Antonio Honda, the man he eliminated to win the Rumble, in a match at Shin-Kiba 1st RING.

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2011”, 12/06/2011
Hakata Star Lane

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Takao Soma
2. Bob Sapp Games – 5th Stage: Danshoku Dino Vs Gaylon Summers
3. Danshoku Dino, KUDO & Shiori Asahi Vs HARASHIMA, Kota Ibushi & Hikaru Sato
4. Sanshiro Takagi & Shigehiro Irie Vs Dick Togo & Yasu Urano

Danshoku Dino suffered his first defeat to one of Bob Sapp’s Assassins, losing to Gaylon Summers. A rematch is set at Hakata Star Lane but with a little twist. Bob Sapp will send one more Assassin to Korakuen Hall on 19/6 and the winner of Dino Vs Summers will get to fight the Assassin. Dino needs to defeat all of the Assassins if he wands to gets his hands on Bob Sapp but his dream match may disappear if he loses to Gaylon Summers again.

Some bad blood is flaring up again between Keisuke Ishii and Takao Soma. The two generational rivals will get to settle their differences in a singles match but the result could have consequences for both men in the lead up to Sumo Hall.

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2011”, 19/06/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Special Dark Match: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs DJ Nira
1. Masa Takanashi Comeback – Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Masa Takanashi (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii
2. Dick Togo DDT Last Match: Dick Togo & Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano & Daisuke Sasaki
3. Bob Sapp Games – Final Stage: Danshoku Dino or Gaylon Summers Vs Bob Sapp’s Final Assassin
4. KO-D Openweight Title: Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs GENTARO
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Shuji Ishikawa or GENTARO (c) Vs Takao Soma

On a final note, Ken Ohka was apparently caught spying on Mio Shirai today. When Mio caught Ken she choked him out in the middle of the street with a Headscissors. The two will be on opposing teams for their Union match at Shinjuku FACE this Thursday. Ohka has never really had the best of luck with women.


DDT “KING OF DDT KYOTO” Results

May 29, 2011

DDT “KING OF DDT KYOTO”, 29/05/2011
Kyoto KBS Hall
512 Fans

1. Takao Soma, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Super Shit Machine defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Keisuke Ishii & Riki Sensyuu when Soma pinned Ishii with the Diving Guillotine Drop (11:08).
2. King Of DDT – Semi Final: KUDO defeated Kenny Omega with the Buzzsaw Kick (13:53).
3. King Of DDT – Semi Final: HARASHIMA defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Somato (9:24).
4. Kyoto Royal Rumble: Michael Nakazawa defeated Antonio Honda by Ring Out (13:54).
Order Of Entries: Michael Nakazawa, Shoichi Uchida, Makoto Oishi, Hideki Shiota, MIKAMI, HERO!, Antonio Honda, Seiya Morohashi.
5. Bob Sapp Games – 4th Stage: Gaylon Summers defeated Danshoku Dino with the Navy Slam (11:48).
6. Dick Togo, GENTARO & Yasu Urano defeated Kota Ibushi, Hikaru Sato & Kazuki Hirata when Togo pinned Hirata with the Diving Senton (18:52).
7. King Of DDT – Final: KUDO defeated HARASHIMA with the Diving Double Knee Drop (18:07).

KUDO has won the King Of DDT tournament and will face the KO-D Openweight Champion at the main event of Sumo Hall on 24th July. KUDO and HARASHIMA battled long and hard for 18 minutes in the main event. In the end, it was KUDO who was left standing tall. Now he has the KO-D Openweight Title in his sights. Will Shuji Ishikawa still be champion by the time Sumo Hall comes or will either GENTARO or Takao Soma take his place?

KUDO’s trip to the final involved getting past Kenny Omega. He survived a Power Bomb into the turnbuckle aswell as a Thunder Fire Power Bomb and was able to avoid the Croyt’s Wrath. Omega attempted an Avalanche version of his finisher but KUDO escaped and trapped Kenny’s legs in the ropes, leaving him hanging in the air. KUDO then jumped onto him with a Diving Knee Drop. He drilled Kenny with Buzzsaw Kicks and despite a scare involving the Hadouken and a Backslide Pin, KUDO finally put Omega away with another combo of Buzzsaw Kicks.

HARASHIMA had a brick wall called Shigehiro Irie standing in his way. Irie hoped to beat HARASHIMA like he did Kota Ibushi and tried to end the match quickly with a barrage of Elbow Smashes. The plan didn’t work and HARASHIMA ended Irie’s chance to win the tournament. It took a few High Kicks to keep Irie off his feet but HARASHIMA was able to knock him down and then knock him out with the Somato.

Danshoku Dino was finally defeated by one of Bob Sapp’s Assassins. This time the assassin was Gaylon Summers, the American wrestler who has had a few Union appearances this year. Gaylon won with a modified version of the Choke Slam. This being a Danshoku Dino match, you can pretty much guess the modified move was a Crotch Slam. Dino was very upset after the match. His dream is to fight Bob Sapp but he cannot do it if he loses to Sapp’s assassins. Bob Sapp sent a tweet saying if Dino cannot fight him at Sumo Hall, then Gaylon Summers will take his place. Angry at the news, Dino suddenly kissed Gaylon and gave him the Danshoku Driver.

The winner of the Kyoto Royal Rumble would get to ask Tsurumi Amon for whatever they wanted. When Michael Nakazawa won the match, he asked Amon for a title shot. His request was denied for now and he was given a match for 4th June instead. If he wins, Tsurumi may give Michael what he wants.


BOSJ Update, New Beijing Tag Title Match

May 27, 2011

NJPW, 5/26/11
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,750 Fans

1. Best Of The Super Jr. – Block B: KUSHIDA [2] defeated Daisuke Sasaki [0] with the Midnight Express (6:53).
2. Best Of The Super Jr. – Block A: Kenny Omega [2] defeated Taichi [0] with the Croyt’s Wrath (8:59).
8. Best Of The Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi [2] defeated Kota Ibushi [0] with the Milano-Style Dodon Throne (13:21).

A mixed start for the Golden Lovers on the first night of the Best Of The Super Jr. tournament. Kenny Omega scored some points by beating Taichi but Kota Ibushi lost to Ryusuke Taguchi. Meanwhile Daisuke Sasaki was defeated by KUSHIDA in the opening match of the tournament. Their next matches will be on 28/5 where Omega faces Koji Kanemoto, Ibushi takes on KUSHIDA and Sasaki is against Taguchi.

DDT “NON-FIX DX 4.6”, 04/06/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Triple Threat: DJ Nira Vs HERO! Vs Makoto Oishi
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: GENTARO & Yasu Urano (c) Vs X & X
3. Dick Togo & X Vs Danshoku Dino & X

No mention yet of how the KO-D Tag Team Title challengers will be determined.

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2011”, 12/06/2011
Hakata Star Lane

1. Danshoku Dino, KUDO & Shiori Asahi Vs HARASHIMA, Kota Ibushi & Hikaru Sato
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Shigehiro Irie Vs Dick Togo & Yasu Urano

Shiori Asahi is from K-DOJO. This is his first appearance in DDT since November 2009, not counting any of the New Year’s Eve indy get together shows.

UNION “NIMOMAKEZU RAIN”, 02/06/2011
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hiroya Fukuda Vs Shigehiro Irie
2. Ken Ohka & Cherry Vs Mio Shirai & Io Shirai
3. Shuji Ishikawa & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs El Generico & Yano K Data
4. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi Vs Genichiro Tenryu
5. Dick Togo & Yasu Urano Vs Big Morohashi & Hiro Tsumaki
6. Greater China Unified Nakahara Tag Team Title: Chou-un Shiryu & Cao Zhang (w/ Princess Makoto) Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa
7. DDT Extreme Title – 2 Out Of 3 Falls: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs MIKAMI

The DDT Extreme Title match between Isami Kodaka and MIKAMI will be Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls with a 60 minute time limit in total.

The New Beijing duo of Chou-un Shiryu & Cao Zhang will have their first defence of the Greater China Unified Nakahara Tag Team Titles in Shinjuku FACE for Union. Thay have a very tough challenge ahead as their opponents on 2nd June are Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa. The former KO-D Tag Team Champions will love to win a championship for the TKG48 no matter what country the belts come from.

Yoshiaki Yago sent Naomi Susan a short poem explaining that he and the rest of the SS Susan will not be at the show.


King Of DDT Kyoto Card

May 25, 2011

DDT “KING OF DDT KYOTO”, 29/05/2011
Kyoto KBS Hall

1. Royal Rumble: MIKAMI Vs Michael Nakazawa Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Seiya Morohashi Vs Shoichi Uchida Vs Hideki Shiota Vs HERO!
2. Takao Soma, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Super Shit Machine Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Keisuke Ishii & Riki Sensyuu
3. Dick Togo, GENTARO & Yasu Urano Vs Kota Ibushi, Hikaru Sato & Kazuki Hirata
4. Bob Sapp Games – 4th Stage: Danshoku Dino Vs Bob Sapp’s 4th Assassin
5. King Of DDT – Semi Final: HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie
6. King Of DDT – Semi Final: Kenny Omega Vs KUDO
7. King Of DDT – Final:

A full report on the “KING OF DDT TOKYO” show is now completed.


DDT “WRESTLING MASTER FINAL COUNTDOWN” Results

May 22, 2011

DDT “WRESTLING MASTER FINAL COUNTDOWN ~ DICK TOGO LOCAL TRIUMPHANT RETURN MATCH”, 22/05/2011
Odate Citizen Gymnasium
472 Fans

1. Hikaru Sato defeated Kazuki Hirata with a Back Drop (7:32).
2. MIKAMI defeated DJ Nira with a School Boy (0:04).
2a. MIKAMI defeated DJ Nira with a School Boy (0:04).
2b. MIKAMI defeated DJ Nira with the Volcanic Bomb (6:03).
3. Takao Soma & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated HARASHIMA & Michael Nakazawa when Soma pinned Nakazawa with the Diving Guillotine Drop (10:40).
4. KUDO & Makoto Oishi defeated Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki when KUDO pinned Honda with the Buzzsaw Kick (10:55).
5. The Great Sasuke & Kesen Numajiro defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku Dino when Sasuke pinned Takagi with the Danshoku Driver (15:46).
6. Dick Togo, GENTARO & Yasu Urano defeated Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Keisuke Ishii when Togo pinned Ishii with the Diving Senton (17:22).

Dick Togo gave his thanks to those in attendence. He told a story about the Odate Citizen Gymnasium being the building where he saw his first live wrestling event. He was very happy to perform there one last time before he retires.

A bouquet of flowers were given to The Great Sasuke before his match, but Danshoku Dino grabbed them off him and threw them to the floor in an act of jealousy. Late in the match, Sanshiro Takagi had Sasuke in a Full Nelson. Dino saw his chance to take advantage and he pulled down Sasuke’s trunks. He was shocked to discover that Sasuke wears the same kind of rainbow colored thong that he does! Sasuke broke free and stunned Dino with a big kiss. He did the same to Takagi and then gave him the Danshoku Driver to win the match!

HARASHIMA & Michael Nakazawa joined forces to fight the Shit Heart ♥ Foundation. However, while HARASHIMA was a lot to handle for Takao Soma & Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Nakazawa didn’t pose as much of a threat. During the match, Matsunaga and Nakazawa fought in the stands and up to an empty section of the arena. Matsunaga got the upper hand and threw Nakazawa from the balcony to the floor. It wasn’t that much of a big drop though.

DJ Nira told MIKAMI before their match that he was a stronghold that could not be destroyed and he was ready to start the battle. Then MIKAMI instantly pinned him with a School Boy. Nira challenged him to an immediate rematch. So MIKAMI instantly pinned him with the School Boy again. Nira challenged for one more rematch and this time he avoided the School Boy. Unfortunately for him, MIKAMI survived his never lethal Rocket Punch and brought out a ladder so he could win with the Volcanic Bomb.


DDT “KING OF DDT TOKYO” Results

May 21, 2011

DDT “KING OF DDT TOKYO”, 21/05/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
471 Fans

01. King Of DDT – Round 1: Kenny Omega defeated Makoto Oishi with the Croyt’s Wrath (4:42).
02. King Of DDT – Round 1: Seiya Morohashi defeated Antonio Honda with a Russian Leg Sweep (6:50).
03. King Of DDT – Round 1: KUDO defeated Yasu Urano with the Diving Double Knee Drop (16:48).
04. King Of DDT – Round 1: Hikaru Sato defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with the Cross Armbreaker (8:57).
05. King Of DDT – Round 1: Super Shit Machine defeated Daisuke Sasaki with a Lariat (7:24).
06. King Of DDT – Round 1: HARASHIMA defeated MIKAMI with a High Kick (9:07).
07. King Of DDT – Round 1: Shigehiro Irie defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Locomotion Back Flip (4:05).
08. King Of DDT – Round 1: Kota Ibushi defeated Michael Nakazawa with the Orange Crush (9:51).
09. Queen Of DDT Representative Decision C Block – 5 Way: Takao Soma defeated Danshoku Dino, DJ Nira, Rion Mizuki and Kazuki Hirata when Soma submitted DJ Nira with a Cross Armbreaker (5:55).
10. King Of DDT – Round 2: Kenny Omega defeated Seiya Morohashi with the Croyt’s Wrath (9:12).
11. King Of DDT – Round 2: KUDO defeated Hikaru Sato with a High Kick (17:12).
12. King Of DDT – Round 2: HARASHIMA defeated Super Shit Machine with the Somato (4:38).
13. King Of DDT – Round 2: Shigehiro Irie defeated Kota Ibushi with Mounted Elbows (8:02).

The King Of DDT semi-finals set for Kyoto KBS Hall on 29/5 are Kenny Omega Vs KUDO and HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie. The big upset in the tournament is Irie defeating Kota Ibushi in the main event, knocking him senseless with Elbow Smash after Elbow Smash.

King Of DDT shows are different from the usual DDT events as the card is filled with tournament matches that are mostly played straight with little comedy involved.

Kenny Omega brought along the JAPW Light Heavyweight Title belt and carried it to the ring for his matches. Makoto Oishi tried to counter the Croyt’s Wrath into a Rolling Cradle but Kenny overpowered him and was able to lift him back up and use his finisher to win.

Antonio Honda wore a Rocky style robe to the ring for his match with Seiya Morohashi.

KUDO and Yasu Urano shook hands before their match. The two were on and off tag team partners for years, culminating with a KO-D Tag Team Title run in 2009. The two went their seperate ways when Urano joined the GRANMA unit while KUDO kept to himself. They had the longest match in the First Round with KUDO getting the well earned win.

Hikaru Sato defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga, getting a little measure of revenge on the Shit Heart ♥ Foundation. Sato and Matsunaga shook hands afterwards but Matsunaga then gave Sato a Back Drop. Takao Soma ran in and the two SHF members attacked Sato with a pair of scissors.

Takao Soma interfered in the next match, helping Super Shit Machine defeat Daisuke Sasaki after a ref bump. The plan almost backfired when Sasaki ducked Soma’s Super Kick, leaving Machine to take the blow. Sasaki rolled over Machine with a La Magistral but the ref was still out cold. Machine avoided the NOW OR NEVER and pushed Sasaki into the ropes. Soma leapt up and smashed a steel can over Sasaki’s head. Machine then hit the Lariat and the ref recovered in time to count the pin.

MIKAMI Vs HARASHIMA almost ended in an instant when MIKAMI countered a Big Boot into a School Boy. MIKAMI also survived the High Kick, Reverse Huracanrana and Somato combo to use another School Boy for a nearfall. MIKAMI even busted out the Suicide Bomb but it wasn’t enough. HARASHIMA got the best of his opponent by sliding out of one last School Boy, drilling MIKAMI with a Buzzsaw Kick and rolling over him with a Jackknife Hold for the pin.

Shigehiro Irie defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Locomotion Back Flip, which is two consecutive Vertical Drop Back Flips done without Irie letting go of Ishii.

Kota Ibushi used the Orange Crush to defeat Michael Nakazawa. Only this version was a direct vertical drop, spiking Nakazawa right on his head for a nasty finish to the match.

When the first round was over, DJ Nira entered the ring and sat down in the centre, telling everyone that he had nothing to do tonight. He was eventually joined by Danshoku Dino, Rion Mizuki and Kazuki Hirata. Since all four had nothing to do they decided to hold their own tournament which Nira named the Queen Of DDT. Takao Soma entered the ring to make it a 5-Way to decide who would win the C Block in the tournament. The A Block and B Block are presumably the two finalists in the King Of DDT. Kazuki Hirata was seconds away from submitting DJ Nira when Soma landed the Diving Guillotine Drop to break the hold. Soma then applied a Cross Armbreaker on Nira and immediatly submitted him.

In the Quarter Finals Kenny Omega defeated Seiya Morohashi, KUDO obliterated Hikaru Sato with his High Kicks, HARASHIMA survived SHF interference to eliminate Super Shit Machine and in the biggest shock of the night, Irie knocked out Ibushi with Elbow Smashes and pinned him for the three count.


King Of DDT Tokyo, Ishii Vs Tominaga, TKG48 Auditions

May 20, 2011

DDT “KING OF DDT TOKYO”, 21/05/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

01. King Of DDT – Round 1: Makoto Oishi Vs Kenny Omega
02. King Of DDT – Round 1: Antonio Honda Vs Seiya Morohashi
03. King Of DDT – Round 1: KUDO Vs Yasu Urano
04. King Of DDT – Round 1: Hikaru Sato Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
05. King Of DDT – Round 1: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Super Shit Machine
06. King Of DDT – Round 1: HARASHIMA Vs MIKAMI
07. King Of DDT – Round 1: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shigehiro Irie
08. King Of DDT – Round 1: Michael Nakazawa Vs Kota Ibushi
09. King Of DDT – Round 2: Oishi/Omega Vs Honda/Morohashi
10. King Of DDT – Round 2: KUDO/Urano Vs Sato/Matsunaga
11. King Of DDT – Round 2: Sasaki/Machine Vs HARASHIMA/MIKAMI
12. King Of DDT – Round 2: Ishii/Irie Vs Nakazawa/Ibushi
13. 5 Way: Takao Soma Vs Danshoku Dino Vs DJ Nira Vs Rion Mizuki Vs Kazuki Hirata

This is going to be a long show. The first two rounds in the KING of DDT tournament take place here and there is also a 5 Way match added, possibly to break apart the two rounds.

DDT “MONTHLY YOUNG COMMUNICATIONS JUNE EDITION”, 04/06/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Hiroya Fukuda Vs Hiro Tonai
2. Rion Mizuki Vs Shota
3. Shigehiro Irie & Akito Vs Hiro Tsumaki & Ryuichi Sekine
4. Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinichiro Tominaga

Keisuke Ishii and Shinichiro Tominaga are two wrestlers with bright futures in DDT and Union. The two prospects face off in the main event at Shin-Kiba 1st RING.

UNION “I’LL GET A LOT OF PEOPLE IN TOYAMA 2011”, 05/06/2011
Tomiyama Takaoka Ekuru

1. Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Hiroya Fukuda
2. Seiya Morohashi & Hiroyo Matsumoto Vs Cherry & Hiro Tsumaki
3. Triple Threat: Isami Kodaka Vs El Generico Vs Cao Zhung (w/ Princess Makoto)
4. SS Susan Vs TKG48: Yoshiaki Yago, Kengo Ohka & Madoka Vs Sanshiro Takagi, X & X
5. Shuji Ishikawa Vs Ken Ohka

The TKG48 will be auditioning for new members on 5th June. They are looking for both male and female applicants aged between 11 to 80. Those who pass the auditions and become members will have their first match for the group on the night, teaming with Sanshiro Takagi to take on the SS Susan in a Six-Man Tag match at the Union show.