Union Match Changed, Let’s Go 30’s, Dino Vs DJ Hyde

October 31, 2011

UNION “UNION 6th ANNIVERSARY”, 22/11/2011
Shinjuku FACE

0. Kasu Rachoresu Mental Health Treatment Match: Yoshiaki Yago & Good Nurse Madoka Vs BENTEN & Miyako
1. Isami Kodaka (w/ Rumi Kazama) Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
2. SGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Cherry (c) Vs Apple Miyuki
3. Kengo Ohka Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. 6th Anniversary Battle Royal: Kazuhiko Ogasawara Vs Poison Sawada Vs A. YAZAWA Vs Chou-un Shiryu Vs Mecha Mummy Lite Vs Sister Akiko Vs Takeshi Minamino
5. Mio Shirai & Ken Ohka Vs Masao Orihara & Big Morohashi
6. DDT Extreme Title: El Generico (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi

The Kasu Rachoresu Treatment match has been changed from a singles match between Yoshiaki Yago and Miyako, into a tag team match between Yago and his Good Nurse Madoka versus Miyako and her master BENTEN. The bout will also be a dark match. Yago thinks the match will be so dangerous that he doesn’t want Union boss Naomi Susan to see it, fearing that it would upset her.

DDT “OSAKA BAY BLUES SPECIAL 2011”, 06/11/2011
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2

1. Triple Threat: Kushinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano
3. Special Tag Match: Kenny Omega & HARASHIMA Vs Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto
4. KO-D Openweight Title: KUDO (c) Vs Masa Takanashi

Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano get their KO-D Tag Team Title shot here. They have also decided on their team name. From now on the pair will be called Let’s Go 30’s.

“THE INDIE SUMMIT 2011”, 03/12/2011
Asylum Arena, Philadelphia, USA

1. Yoshihito Sasaki Vs Sami Callihan
2. Danshoku Dino Vs DJ Hyde
3. Dick Togo Vs KUDO
4. Jun Kasai & Jaki Numazawa Vs Ryuji Ito & Danny Havoc

Danshoku Dino now knows who he will face in his American return match. It is none other than the current owner of CZW, DJ Hyde.


DDT “FUTURE HEAVEN! IN NAGOYA 2011” Results

October 30, 2011

DDT “FUTURE HEAVEN! IN NAGOYA 2011”, 30/10/2011
Nagoya Club Diamond Hall
262 Fans

1. MIKAMI defeated Toru Sugiura with the Oh Lefevre (7:20).
2. Makoto Oishi & Mr. #6 defeated DJ Nira & Kazuki Hirata when Mr. #6 submitted DJ Nira with a Cross Knee Lock (9:58).
3. KO-D Tag Team Title Contendership: Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano defeated Takao Soma & Akito when Urano pinned Akito with the Tombstone Piledriver (13:43).
4. HERO! Last DDT Match: HARASHIMA & HERO! defeated Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when HERO! pinned Nakazawa after the Somato Of Friendship (14:03).
5. Special Singles Match: Hikaru Sato defeated Danshoku Dino with an Ankle Lock (14:50).
6. Masa Takanashi, Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated KUDO, Kenny Omega & Daisuke Sasaki when Takanashi pinned Sasaki with the Taka Tonic (18:16).

After the main event, Masa Takanashi said win or lose, he always gets beaten up in his matches. However, he believes the years of getting beaten and bruised have toughened him up. Now he can take the best kicks KUDO can give and outlast the KO-D Champion in their title match next month.

Kenny Omega thanked the fans for coming to see him and his shiny new AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Title belt.


Dick Togo American Vacation, Hard Hit Card

October 28, 2011

“THE INDIE SUMMIT 2011”, 03/12/2011
Asylum Arena, Philadelphia, USA

1. Yoshihito Sasaki Vs Sami Callihan
2. Dick Togo Vs KUDO
3. Jun Kasai & Jaki Numazawa Vs Ryuji Ito & Danny Havoc

Some matches have finally been announced for The Indie Summit 2011, a joint show produced by Combat Zone Wrestling featuring Japanese wrestlers from DDT, Big Japan, Freedoms and K-DOJO. Dick Togo will also be involved as his global retirement tour stops by the United States during December. Togo returns to the infamous Asylum Arena for the first time since the Chikara King Of Trios weekend back in April. KUDO will be one of DDT’s representatives, the most important one if he is still the KO-D Openweight Champion by the time the show takes place, and will be the one facing Togo in the former ECW Arena. Danshoku Dino is the only other DDT wrestler confirmed for the show so far. Kengo Mashimo from K-DOJO and Takashi Sasaki & Kamui from Freedoms will also be wrestling at the show.

PWG “FEAR”, 10/12/2011
American Legion Post #308, California, USA

El Generico Vs Dick Togo

One week later, Dick Togo will travel to Reseda, California for a highly anticipated Pro Wrestling Guerrilla event. While all the attention for this show is on the return of Super Dragon, the big highlight of the undercard is Togo’s clash with the current DDT Extreme Champion, El Generico.

Hard Hit “ATLANTIS”, 13/11/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Kazuki Hirata Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
2. Tanomusaku Toba Vs Kotaro Nasu
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Ryuichi Sekine
4. Madoka Vs Kengo Mashimo
5. Shuji Ishikawa Vs Takaku Fuke
6. KUDO & Kenny Omega Vs HARASHIMA & Mitsuya Nagai
7. Hikaru Sato Vs Daisuke Sekimoto

Hard Hit evens sort of lean more towards the kind of wrestling matches you would find in old shoot-style promotions such as UWF-I. Hard Hit matches can be won via pinfall, submission, knockout, disqualification and count out. There is also a points system in place that can determine when matches can end by TKO. In singles matches both wrestlers begin the match with 5 points each. For tag team bouts both teams start off with 8 points each. A wrestler loses a point when he is knocked down or uses a rope break. He also loses a point if he is called for a foul more than once. When a wrestler’s points tally reaches zero, he automatically loses the fight by TKO.


DDT “MONTHLY YOUNG COMMUNICATIONS OCTOBER EDITION” Results

October 28, 2011

DDT “MONTHLY YOUNG COMMUNICATIONS OCTOBER EDITION”, 28/10/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
71 Fans

1. Shigehiro Irie & Toru Sugiura defeated Ryuichi Sekine & Hiroshi Fukuda when Irie submitted Fukuda with a Bearhug (11:59).
2. Rion Mizuki defeated Shota with a German Suplex (10:21).
3. Akito & Mikio Kageyama defeated Kotaro Nasu & Daichi Sasaki when Akito submitted Sasaki with an Ankle Lock (13:25).
4. King Fale defeated Kazuki Hirata with a Diving Clothesline (7:20).
5. Keisuke Ishii defeated Hiro Tsumaki with the Kneel Kick (13:21).


Change To This Friday’s Monthly Young Card

October 26, 2011

DDT “MONTHLY YOUNG COMMUNICATIONS OCTOBER EDITION”, 28/10/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Shota Vs Rion Mizuki
2. Akito & Mikio Kageyama Vs Kotaro Nasu & Daichi Sasaki
3. Shigehiro Irie & Toru Sugiura Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Hiroshi Fukuda
4. Kazuki Hirata Vs King Fale
5. Keisuke Ishii Vs Hiro Tsumaki

Some changes have been made to the second match on the card. Takao Soma is still out of action due to illness. Also Hiro Tonai has pulled out of the show after suffering a lower back injury. The new match is now Akito teaming up with Mikio Kageyama from DEP to take on Kotaru Naso and a wrestler coming all the way from Michinkou Pro, Daichi Sasaki.


Kenny Vs Minoru, Junior Stars In DDT, Nagoya, Union

October 24, 2011

DDT “FUTURE HEAVEN! IN NAGOYA 2011”, 30/10/2011
Nagoya Club Diamond Hall

1. MIKAMI Vs Toru Sugiura
2. Makoto Oishi & Mr. #6 Vs DJ Nira & Kazuki Hirata
3. KUDO, Kenny Omega & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masa Takanashi, Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie
4. HERO! Last DDT Match: HARASHIMA & HERO! Vs Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
5. KO-D Tag Team Title Contendership: Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano Vs Takao Soma & Akito
6. Special Singles Match: Hikaru Sato Vs Danshoku Dino

Kenny Omega will make his first appearance in DDT since becoming the AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Champion here in Nagoya.

DDT “OSAKA BAY BLUES SPECIAL 2011”, 06/11/2011
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2

1. Triple Threat: Kushinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Winner Of 30/10 Contender Match
3. Special Tag Match: Kenny Omega & HARASHIMA Vs Minoru & Koji Kanemoto
4. KO-D Openweight Title: KUDO (c) Vs Masa Takanashi

Masa Takanashi finds himself in the same main event spot Hikaru Sato was in this time last year. The 2010 “OSAKA BAY BLUES SPECIAL” show had Sato become the KO-D Openweight Champion in dramatic fashion, defeating HARASHIMA and halting his KO-D Title run that began at Sumo Hall. Takanashi can repeat the same achievement when he goes up against the champion KUDO.

Kenny Omega’s first challenger for the AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Title has been confirmed to be Minoru, a supernova of the Japanese Jr. Heavyweight scene. Their title match will take place in DDT, which I’ll get to below. But before that match happens, Kenny will be teaming up with HARASHIMA to take on the Junior Stars of Minoru & Koji Kanemoto in Osaka on 6/11.

UNION “UNION 6th ANNIVERSARY”, 22/11/2011
Shinjuku FACE

1. Isami Kodaka (w/ Rumi Kazama) Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
2. Kasu Rachoresu Mental Health Treatment Match: Yoshiaki Yago (w/ Good Nurse Madoka) Vs Miyako (w/ BENTEN)
3. 6th Anniversary Battle Royal: Kazuhiko Ogasawara Vs Poison Sawada Vs A. YAZAWA Vs Chou-un Shiryu Vs Mecha Mummy Lite Vs Sister Akiko Vs Takeshi Minamino
4. SGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Cherry (c) Vs Apple Miyuki
5. Mio Shirai & Ken Ohka Vs Masao Orihara & Big Morohashi
6. DDT Extreme Title: El Generico (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi

A correction for the match involving the Kasu Rachoresu Mental Health duo of Yoshiaki Yago & Madoka with the oriental couple BENTEN & Miyako. It turns out that Yago will not be facing BENTEN but will in fact have some sort of match against Miyako! BENTEN will be in Miyako’s corner while Yago will have his “Good Nurse” Madoka by his side for the bout.

DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2011”, 27/11/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Title: Kenny Omega (c) Vs Minoru

Just like when Kota Ibushi was the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion and when the Golden Lovers held the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, DDT will now get to host an AJPW Jr. Title match for Omega Vs Minoru.


Kenny Omega Clears AJPW Arcade Mode

October 23, 2011

AJPW “PRO-WRESTLING LOVE IN RYOGOKU VOL. 13”, 23/10/2011
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
8,500 Fans

AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Kenny Omega defeated KAI (c) with the Croyt’s Wrath (20:43).
*KAI fails in V3. Kenny Omega becomes the 31st AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Champion!

A few months back, around the time Kota Ibushi was the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion for New Japan Pro Wrestling, his tag team partner Kenny Omega decided that his goal for 2011 was to go over to All Japan Pro Wrestling and win their Jr. Heavyweight belt. Today he achieved that goal in Sumo Hall, an arena where success had previously eluded him. Kenny defeated the champion KAI after hitting him with the Croyt’s Wrath twice, once from the top rope. Kenny now aims to be the cool champion that All Japan is currently lacking. He already has his first challenger lined up. Minoru has stepped up to grab the first title shot and is someone that Kenny lost to during the AJPW Jr. Heavyweight League that took place just last month. However, Kenny’s response to the challenge was he wanted the title match to take place in DDT.

Several DDT wrestlers attended the show to be in Kenny’s corner for the match. Kota Ibushi, Keisuke Ishii and Michael Nakazawa were there to show support. Also some of them might have also gone along so they could meet the Momoiro Clover Z pop group who were performing during the show.