Ibushi At “ALL TOGETHER”, Extra Campsite Match, Union Vs Russia

August 30, 2011

NJPW/AJPW/NOAH “ALL TOGETHER”, 27/08/11
Tokyo Nippon Budokan
17,000 Fans

ALL TOGETHER Opening Match ~ SUNRISE OF J: Kota Ibushi, Taiji Ishimori, Hiroshi Yamato & BUSHI defeated Tiger Mask, Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo & Ricky Marvin when Ishimori pinned Marvin with the 450 Splash (10:05).

Kota Ibushi was on the winning team for the opening match of the “ALL TOGETHER” charity show held in Nippon Budokan. Despite the positive atmosphere that surrounded the event, Ibushi and Shuji Kondo had to be pulled apart outside the ring after the match ended. Could this lead to Kondo challenging Ibushi for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title somewhere down the line? Meanwhile Ibushi had support from Sanshiro Takagi, Yukinori Matsui & Michael Nakazawa who all attended the show to see him compete while also checking out the venue in the run up to DDT’s 15th Anniversary show next year.

Speaking of Ibushi, he has joined Danshoku Dino and Makoto Oishi in DDT to form the new faction Homoiro Clover Z.

DDT “CAMPING-GROUND PRO-WRESTLING OM”, 04/09/2011
Yamanashi Natureland Om

1. Kazuki Hirata Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
2. 4 Way: Kota Ibushi & KUDO Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa Vs Hikaru Sato & Michael Nakazawa Vs Isami Kodaka & Ken Ohka

A battle of rookies has been added to the Campsite Pro Wrestling show. Kazuki Hirata and Hiroshi Fukuda will face each other in the great outdoors, an important learning experience for any wrestler in DDT.

Union will be welcoming two wrestlers from Russian promotion Independent Wrestling Federation to the brand in September. The two wrestlers will be teaming with each other on both Shinjuku FACE shows on 19th September. First off we have Ivan Markov, a cornerstone of the IWF and head trainer of its wrestling school. Joining him is Ronnie Crimson, a former IWF Champion. Together they will go after the Big China Tag Team Titles on the second Union show. Will Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa be prepared for the Russian attack?

UNION “ILLUSION ~DREAM~”, 19/09/2011
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Big Morohashi & Hiro Tsumaki Vs Yoshiaki Yago, Kengo Ohka & Madoka
2. Chou-un Shiryu & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Ivan Markov & Ronnie Crimson
3. Cherry Vs Masako Takanashi
4. TKG48 Offer Match: Featuring Sanshiro Takagi, Shigehiro Irie, Takao Soma and others
5. Shuji Ishikawa Vs BENTEN (w/ Miyako)
6. Ken Ohka Vs Masao Orihara
7. DDT Extreme Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs El Generico

UNION “ILLUSION ~VISION~”, 19/09/2011
Shinjuku FACE

1. 3 Way: Masako Takanashi & Cherry Vs Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma Vs Kengo Ohka & Madoka
2. Loser of DDT Extreme Title Match Vs BENTEN (w/ Miyako)
3. Big Morohashi & X Vs Hiro Tsumaki & Hiroshi Fukuda
4. Big China Unified Nakahara Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa (c) Vs Ivan Markov & Ronnie Crimson
5. SGP Jr. Heavyweight Title – Chain Deathmatch: Mio Shirai (c) Vs Ken Ohka
6. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi Vs Yoshiaki Yago
7. DDT Extreme Title: Isami Kodaka or El Generico (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa


Current DDT48 Top 20

August 28, 2011

With the first week of voting now complete, here is the current Top 20 for the DDT48 Election 2011:

1. Kota Ibushi (56 Votes)
2. Shigehiro Irie (36 Votes)
3. HARASHIMA (35 Votes)
4. Hikaru Sato (30 Votes)
5. Antonio Honda (22 Votes)
6. Danshoku Dino (20 Votes)
7. Masa Takanshi (19 Votes)
8. Takao Soma (17 Votes)
9. Makoto Oishi (14 Votes)
– MIKAMI (14 Votes)
11. YOSHIHIKO (12 Votes)
– KUDO (12 Votes)
– Yasu Urano (12 Votes)
14. Keisuke Ishii (8 Votes)
15. Kenny Omega (7 Votes)
– Mr. #6 (7 Votes)
17. Michael Nakazawa (6 Votes)
– Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (6 Votes)
19. Cherry (5 Votes)
20. Daisuke Sasaki (4 Votes)
– Ken Ohka (4 Votes)
– HERO! (4 Votes)
– Ryuichi Sekine (4 Votes)

The final result of the DDT48 Election will take place at a free show held in Shinjuku FACE on 29th September. Remember, the winner of the election will be given a KO-D Title shot at Korakuen Hall on 23rd October. The rest of that card will be filled with the top 18 candidates.


DDT “MEMORIES OF SUMMER VACATION 2011” Results

August 28, 2011

DDT “MEMORIES OF SUMMER VACATION 2011”, 28/08/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,542 Fans

1. Poison JULIE Sawada & Antonio Honda defeated MIKAMI & Daisuke Sasaki when Sawada pinned Sasaki with the Pirates A GOGO (11:16).
2. Ironman Heavymetalweight Title – 4 Way Battle Royal: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) defeated DJ Nira, Michael Nakazawa and Yasu Urano (10:00).
2a. Michael Nakazawa pinned Gorgeous Matsuno with an Inside Cradle (0:07).
* Michael Nakazawa becomes the 872nd champion.
2b. Yasu Urano pinned Michael Nakazawa with a Toilet Dunk (0:21).
* Yasu Urano becomes the 873rd champion.
2c. Gorgeous Matsuno pinned Yasu Urano with a La Magistral (9:59).
* Gorgeous Matsuno beomes the 874th champion.
-. Ironman Heavymetalweight Title: DJ Nira defeated Gorgeous Matsuno (c) with the Rocket Punch (Clock 12:34).
* DJ Nira becomes the 875th champion.
-. Ironman Heavymetalweight Title: Michael Nakazawa defeated DJ Nira (c) with an Inside Cradle (Clock 12:35).
* Michael Nakazawa becomes the 876th champion.
3. Takao Soma defeated Akito with the Diving Guillotine Drop (7:50).
4. Makoto Oishi, Hoshitango & Kazuki Hirata defeated HARASHIMA, HERO! & Darkside HERO! when Hirata pinned HARASHIMA with the Sliding Kick (12:13).
5. Minoru Suzuki defeated Hikaru Sato with the Gotch-Style Piledriver (11:58).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kota Ibushi & Danshoku Dino defeated Masa Takanashi & Daisuke Sekimoto when Dino pinned Takanashi with a La Magistral (14:05).
* Masa Takanashi & Daisuke Sekimoto fail in V1. Kota Ibushi & Danshoku Dino become the 39th KO-D Tag Team Champions!
7. KO-D Openweight Title: KUDO (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Diving Double Knee Drop (23:42).
*V1 for KUDO.
Ironman Heavymetalweight Title: Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Michael Nakazawa with a School Boy (Clock 15:06).
* Gorgeous Matsuno becomes the 877th champion.

KUDO swept aside his first challenger for the KO-D Openweight Championship. Keisuke Ishii put up a brave effort for his first shot at the title, but KUDO stood tall by the end. His next challenger will be the winner of the DDT48 Election 2011, taking place on the 23rd October Korakuen Hall show. If KUDO ends up winning the election, he will be allowed to choose his opponent.

We have brand new KO-D Tag Team Champions in the form of Kota Ibushi & Danshoku Dino! The two most well known names from DDT make quite the successful combination as they put away the big and small team of Daisuke Sekimoto & Masa Takanashi to win the titles. To celebrate their victory, Dino and Ibushi were joined in the ring with Makoto Oishi and together they all sang and danced to a Momoiro Clover Z song. This is enough to signal a new unit, apparently.

Hikaru Sato was defeated by fellow Pancrase MISSION fighter Minoru Suzuki. Minoru added salt to the wounds by saying he was always better than Sato going back to their days in Pancrase.

HERO! and Darkside HERO! turned on HARASHIMA, giving him a Tombstone Piledriver and leaving him for dead in their 6-Man Tag match. In response to this, Tsurumi Amon announced that HARASHIMA will face HERO! one on one at “NON-FIX 9.18” in Chiba Blue Field.

A DDT Vs Union 6-Man Tag match was announced for a special DDT48 Election show taking place in Korakuen Hall on 25th September. KUDO, HARASHIMA & Kota Ibushi will take on Shuji Ishikawa, Sanshiro Takagi & Kengo Ohka. The Union side has the big disadvantage of being made up of wrestlers from three rival factions. The rest of the DDT48 contestants will appear at the show, which will be the final event where they can campaign for votes before the polls close.

Poison Sawada JULIE’s new name is… Poison JULIE Sawada! The name change he planned was actually just switching parts of his name around, going from ポイズン澤田JULIE to ポイズンJULIE澤田. Sawada arrived at Korakuen Hall with a brand new look, which is being called his “TOKIO” costume. The new costume is a long red Sgt. Pepper style jacket along with a golden helmet that is legal to use during matches. Sawada also used a brand new finishing move called the Pirates A GOGO to defeat Daisuke Sasaki in their tag match and getting revenge for his humiliation during “BEER FIGHT 2011” week.

Several DDT and Union wrestlers spent time with the audience between matches during today’s event, campaigning for votes in the DDT48 Elections. Makoto Oishi went around giving free hugs for example. Although he might have done that anyway regardless of whether or not there was an election going on.


More Union Matches, BENTEN’s Geisha Girl

August 26, 2011

UNION “ILLUSION ~DREAM~”, 19/09/2011
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Big Morohashi & Hiro Tsumaki Vs Yoshiaki Yago, Kengo Ohka & Madoka
2. Chou-un Shiryu & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs X & X
3. Cherry Vs Masako Takanashi
4. TKG48 Offer Match: Featuring Sanshiro Takagi, Shigehiro Irie, Takao Soma and others
5. Shuji Ishikawa Vs BENTEN (w/ Miyako)
6. Ken Ohka Vs Masao Orihara
7. DDT Extreme Title: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs El Generico

BENTEN made his first official Union appearance during the Dropkick Bar press conference for September’s double shot in Shinjuku FACE. BENTEN was accompanied by Miyako Matsumoto, who appeared in full geisha girl fashion. Miyako spoke on behalf of BENTEN for the entire conference while BENTEN was busy smoking underneath his paper umbrella.

UNION “ILLUSION ~VISION~”, 19/09/2011
Shinjuku FACE

1. 3 Way: Masako Takanashi & Cherry Vs Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma Vs Kengo Ohka & Madoka
2. Loser of DDT Extreme Title Match Vs BENTEN (w/ Miyako)
3. Big Morohashi & X Vs Hiro Tsumaki & Hiroshi Fukuda
4. Big China Unified Nakahara Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa (c) Vs X & X
5. SGP Jr. Heavyweight Title – Chain Deathmatch: Mio Shirai (c) Vs Ken Ohka
6. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi Vs Yoshiaki Yago
7. DDT Extreme Title: Isami Kodaka or El Generico (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

If Masao Orihara wins his match on the earlier card and is accepted into Union, he will team with Big Morohashi in Match #3.

The challengers for the Big China Tag Team Titles will probably also be the team taking on Chou-un Shiryu & Hiroshi Fukuda in the earlier show.


Campsite Pro Wrestling Match Confirmed

August 25, 2011

DDT “CAMPING-GROUND PRO-WRESTLING OM”, 04/09/2011
Yamanashi Natureland Om

1. 4 Way Tag: Kota Ibushi & KUDO Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa Vs Hikaru Sato & Michael Nakazawa Vs Isami Kodaka & Ken Ohka

DDT returns to the Yamanashi Natureland Om for their annual camping trip with some fresh faces popping up with the usual cast. Kota Ibushi, Sanshiro Takagi & Michael Nakazawa are no strangers to wrestling in that camping ground. This year they are joined by reigning KO-D Champion KUDO, Munenori Sawa, Hikaru Sato, DDT Extreme Champion Isami Kodaka and finally Ken Ohka. Expect to see fireworks, wrestlers falling down hills, Flying Huracanranas from swing sets and dives into the river among other things when the match takes place.


DDT “BEER FIGHT 2011” Full Reports

August 24, 2011

I have gone back and added reports to each of the “BEER FIGHT 2011” shows. Thanks goes out to Extreme Party for covering the events.

“BEER FIGHT 2011 ~ UNION DAY”
“BEER FIGHT 2011 ~ BELT HUNTER X HUNTER DAY”
“BEER FIGHT 2011 ~ HARASHIMA & HERO! DAY”
“BEER FIGHT 2011 ~ BOYZ DAY”
“BEER FIGHT 2011 ~ KENNY OMEGA & MICHAEL NAKAZAWA DAY”
“BEER FIGHT 2011 ~ TSURUMI AMON DAY”
“BEER FIGHT 2011 ~ DDT DAY”


Young Communications Card, Takagi & Sawa In BJW, Apartment Show

August 24, 2011

DDT “MONTHLY YOUNG COMMUNICATIONS SEPTEMBER EDITION”, 01/09/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Taishi Takizawa & Toru Sugiura Vs Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie
2. Hiro Tonai Vs Rion Mizuki
3. Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Kotaro Nasu
4. Kazuki Hirata & Hiro Tsumaki Vs Hiromu Takahashi & Ryuichi Sekine
5. Keisuke Ishii Vs Akito

Will Keisuke Ishii be the reigning KO-D Openweight Champion by the time this show comes around?

BJW, 23/09/2011
Yokkaichi Australia Memorial Hall

Kasumigaura Ryokuchi Park & Yokkaichi Land & Water Falls Count Anywhere Free Weapons Death Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa Vs Ryuji Ito, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei

After the sad announcement earlier this week from Munenori Sawa about his plan to retire a few days after BattlArts closes down in November, he and Sanshiro Takagi only have a few months left to continue their “Daishacho Hentai” tag team. They will take a trip over to Big Japan Wrestling to team up with Abdullah Kobayashi to fight Ryuji Ito and the Brahman Bros in a Falls Count Anywhere match that sounds just like something Takagi & Sawa did during their “Greatest Title Run Ever”©.

The Apartment Pro Wrestling show took place somewhere in Tokyo today. Unfortunately I haven’t found out who took part and what the match was. However it was taped for DVD, which will be released next month. The match took place in an apartment building that is scheduled to be demolished later this year, which probably explains how DDT was able to do this show. DDT did post a picture taken of the hallway after the show finished. As you can see below, the place was wrecked by the time DDT was done with it.