Masa Joins USA Trip, Suicide Boyz Reunion, Union, New Year’s Eve

November 30, 2011

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

1. Kamui & Devon Moore Vs Joker & BLK-Jeez
2. Kengo Mashimo & Takashi Sasaki Vs Drake Younger & MASADA
3. CZW World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Sami Callihan (c) Vs Yoshihito Sasaki
4. Danshoku Dino Vs DJ Hyde
5. 3 Way: Dick Togo Vs KUDO Vs Masa Takanashi
6. Shattered Dreams Match: Jun Kasai & Jaki Numazawa Vs Ryuji Ito & Danny Havoc

Masa Takanashi will be joining KUDO and Danshoku Dino along with all of the other Japanese talent travelling to Philadelphia for “THE INDIE SUMMIT 2011”. Takanashi has been added to the Dick Togo Vs KUDO match to now make it a DDT 3 Way.

DDT “NON-FIX 12.7”, 07/12/2011
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Masa Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki
2. Michael Nakazawa & Kazuki Hirata Vs Hikaru Sato & Takao Soma
3. Yasu Urano, Yuji Hino, Antonio Honda & Keita Yano Vs HARASHIMA, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Hoshitango & DJ Nira
4. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii Vs Danshoku Dino & Akito
5. KUDO & Makoto Oishi Vs MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba

The Suicide Boyz reunite for the main event while Crying Wolf has its first match as a full unit.

UNION “THE UNION SHIWASU 2011”, 14/12/2011
Shinjuku FACE

1. SGP Global Jr. Heavyweight Title – 3 Way: Cosmic Warrior Sofia (Cherry) (c) Vs Ultraman Robin Vs Mother Justine (GAMI)
2. Mio Shirai & Ken Ohka Vs Ivan Markov & Bonnie
3. Isami Kodaka 3 Match Trial: Isami Kodaka Vs Kengo Ohka, X & X
4. Shuji Ishikawa & Shigehiro Irie Vs Katsuhiko Nakajima & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya

Shuji Ishikawa has chosen Shigehiro Irie as his partner to face the Kensuke Office team of Katsuhiko Nakajima & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya in the main event. Also, Shuji and Sanshiro Takagi have also put aside their differences after the Union Sekigun Vs TKG48 feud.

Isami Kodaka will go through a three match trial in preparation for his DDT Extreme Title rematch against El Generico that will take place in January. Kengo Ohka is the first opponent confirmed to face the Death Match Samurai. Kodaka’s good friend and fellow Big Japan tag team partner Yuko Miyamoto was originally supposed to be the second opponent but he had to pull out of the show due to a scheduling conflict. That now means both the second and third opponents will be mystery wrestlers.

Mio Shirai revealed she will have a photo spread in the new issue of “Young Union”, the event programme that will be available at the show. Ken Ohka confronted her, arguing that he should be on the cover. He also did not want to see any photos of Mio wearing swimsuits and doing suggestive poses appearing in the magazine. Mio shut Ken up by putting him in the dreaded Figure Four Necklock and choking him out.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2011”, 31/12/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Winners of 11/12 Title Match Vs Yasu Urano & Yuji Hino
2. KO-D Openweight Title: KUDO (c) Vs MIKAMI

New Year’s Eve at Korakuen Hall is going to be a long day. First off, DDT holds its final show of the year with two major title matches on the top of the card. KUDO has been a fighting champion since winning the KO-D Openweight Title, defeating two former KO-D Champions in the process. If he beats MIKAMI on New Year’s Eve, KUDO will not only beat a third KO-D Champion but he will also tie with Sanshiro Takagi for most defences of the title. Meanwhile, Crying Wolf could already win their first championship with Yasu Urano & Yuji Hino facing either Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie or Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi, depending on whichever team wins the Hakata Star Lanes main event on 11/12.

“NEW YEARS EVE PRO-WRESTLING 2011 ~ SAMURAI TV! 15TH ANNIVERSARY”, 31/12/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Young Six-Man Tag: Hiroshi Fukuda, Toru Sugiura & Kotaro Nasu Vs Masashi Otani, Daichi Sasaki & Dyna Mido
2. World No. 1 Independent Tag Team Gauntlet: Jun Kasai & Jaki Numazawa Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka Vs Shiori Asahi & Makoto Oishi Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga Vs Masashi Takeda & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Hide Kubota & Yasu Kubota Vs Natsuki☆Taiyo & Yoshiko Vs Sanshiro Takagi & TAKA Michinoku Vs Great Dear & Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Harada & Atsushi Kotoge Vs Emi Sakura & Masa Takanashi Vs CHANGO & Amigo Suzuki Vs Chou-un Shiryu & Dynasty Vs Samurai TV Team
3. Danshoku Dino Produce: Danshoku Dino Vs X
4. Fluorescent Light Tubes Death Match: X & X Vs X & X
5. Team Ohka Vs Team Sekine Challenge: Ken Ohka Vs Ryuichi Sekine

The Tag Team Gauntlet will contain 15 teams with the final entry selected by viewers of the Samurai TV programme Occupation Of The Indies.

The Team Ohka vs Team Sekine challenge is most likely going to be a bunch of fun and games that takes place inbetween matches.


Hakata Card, Crying Wolf, Takagi’s Budokan Thoughts

November 29, 2011

DDT “TENKA SANBUN NO KAI”, 11/12/2011
Hakata Star Lane

1. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: A. YAZAWA & Ken Ohka Vs Michael Nakazawa & Batten Tamagawa
2. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Rion Mizuki Vs Azul Dragon & DJ Nira
4. Hikaru Sato Vs Yasu Urano
5. KUDO, HARASHIMA & Masa Takanashi Vs Sanshiro Takagi, MIKAMI & Takao Soma
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi

It is now confirmed that Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano’s new group will be called Crying Wolf. Honda & Urano have joined forces with former BattlARTS fighter, now demented Joker lookalike, Keita Yano as well as KAIENTAI-DOJO strongman, Yuji Hino. Urano and Hino will be the next team in line for a KO-D Tag Team Title shot, facing the champions on New Year’s Eve at Korakuen Hall.

DDT President Sanshiro Takagi explained why the promotion’s 15th Anniversary show at Nippon Budokan will take place on 18th August next year. He said that Saturday, the day the 18th August will be next year, during the middle of summer is one of the best days to hold a celebration. He feels DDT has been very lucky to have this opportunity and has felt the pressure to deliver a very special event to mark the occassion. He is also trying to decide what kind of match he should have against Minoru Suzuki if they do face each other. A Falls Count Anywhere match that winds up taking place outside the Imperial Palace is one idea Takagi came up with.


DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2011” Results

November 27, 2011

DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2011”, 27/11/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,503 Fans

0. Dark Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Toru Sugiura with a Back Drop Hold (6:13).
1. Yasu Rano, Antonio Honda, Keita Yano & Yuji Hino defeated MIKAMI, Masa Takanashi, Takao Soma & Daisuke Sasaki when Hino pinned Sasaki with the Fuckin’ Bomb (12:08).
2. Hard Hit Rules: Hikaru Sato defeated Michael Nakazawa with a Rolling Armbar (6:47).
3. Homoiro Clover Z Audition: Akito, Hiroshi Fukuda, Hikari Minami & Gran Hamada all pass the audition (10:00).
Other Contestants: Mitsuya Nagai, Tsutomu Oosugi, Hercules Senga, DJ Nira, Gundan Hitori, Kazuki Hirata and Hoshitango.
Judges: Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi.
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated Poison JULIE Sawada & Gorgeous Matsuno (c) when Irie pinned Matsuno with the Vertical Drop Back Flip (10:54).
*V2 for Ishii & Irie. Shigehiro Irie becomes the 878th Iron Man champion.
Judges: Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
5. AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Title: Kenny Omega (c) defeated Minoru Tanaka with the One Winged Angel (24:26).
*V1 for Omega.
6. KO-D Openweight Title: KUDO (c) defeated HARASHIMA with the Diving Double Knee Drop (26:01).
*V4 for KUDO.

The DDT 15th Anniversary show at Nippon Budokan is set for 18th August, 2012. Back at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2011”, Sanshiro Takagi sent out a challenge to Minoru Suzuki for a match at the Budokan. We’ll see if the match goes ahead.

MIKAMI has emerged as the next challenger for the KO-D Openweight Title. He called KUDO a worthy champion but also said he was not creative enough to lead DDT into its 15th Anniversary. KUDO Vs MIKAMI will take place in DDT’s New Year’s Eve show at Korakuen Hall.

After Kenny Omega successfully chalked his first defence of the AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Title, he told the fans he is unsure if he could ever defend the belt in DDT again. He thanked the fans for their support. Omega won the match with the One Winged Angel, which was described as a Piggy Back Michinoku Driver.

The Homoiro Clover Z Audition was a 10 minute Battle Royal with the participants needing to dance whenever a Momoiro Clover Z song began playing in the background or else they would be eliminated. When the time limit expired, Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi had to choose from all the participants who survived the Battle Royal. They chose Akito, Hiroshi Fukuda, Hikari Minami & Gran Hamada and named their group Homoiro Clover Z Green. Dino & Makoto will now use the name Homoiro Clover Z Black. They have also been given a KO-D Tag Team Title shot against Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie on 11th December.

Yuji Hino was revealed to be the latest ally of Let’s Go 30’s. Hino & Yasu Urano have decided to form a team called Crying Wolf and they will challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles at DDT’s 31/12 Korakuen Hall event.


God Bless DDT, Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match, Busy Schedule

November 26, 2011

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

0. Dark Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Toru Sugiura
1. Yasu Rano, Antonio Honda, Keita Yano & X Vs MIKAMI, Masa Takanashi, Takao Soma & Daisuke Sasaki
2. Michael Nakazawa Vs Hikaru Sato
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Poison JULIE Sawada & Gorgeous Matsuno
4. Homoiro Clover Z Audition: Hikari Minami Vs Mitsuya Nagai Vs Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Hercules Senga Vs DJ Nira Vs Akito Vs Gundan Hitori Vs Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Hoshitango
Judges: Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
5. AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Title: Kenny Omega (c) Vs Minoru Tanaka
6. KO-D Openweight Title: KUDO (c) Vs HARASHIMA

This will be one of the more major Korakuen Hall shows DDT will produce this year. A double main event sees KUDO defend the KO-D Title against HARASHIMA in a battle between two of DDT’s most established wrestlers while Kenny Omega sets his first defence of the AJPW Jr. Championship against the Jr. Heavyweight superstar Minoru Tanaka. Meanwhile Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi go on the hunt for a new member of the Homoiro Clover Z stable. Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defend the KO-D Tag Titles against the veteran duo of Poison JULIE Sawada & Gorgeous Matsuno, which will still take place despite Matsuno’s health and fitness being under question. But the biggest news will be Sanshiro Takagi announcing the date for DDT’s 15th Anniversary show to be held in Nippon Budokan.

Antonio Honda gave a hint towards the mystery fourth wrestler in the Let’s Go 30’s team. Honda said the wrestler is a “Crying Wolf”, referencing “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” children’s tale.

DDT “TENKA SANBUN NO KAI”, 11/12/2011
Hakata Star Lane

1. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: A. YAZAWA & Ken Ohka Vs Michael Nakazawa & Batten Tamagawa

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match previously took place during the Union day of “BEER FIGHT 2011” week. At times the match will be interrupted by music. Depending on the song being played, every wrestler in the match has to stop wrestling and either dance or drink alcohol until the music stops.

Also scheduled to show up are Hikaru Sato, Daisuke Sasaki, DJ Nira and Freelance Team Oita wrestler Azul Dragon.

DDT and Union have announced a bunch of new events taking place in early 2012. The next couple of months will be very busy as there will be at least one DDT or Union show every week from December until March with shows taking place in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka, Chiba and Nagoya.


TKG48 Dissolved

November 24, 2011

On the night when Sanshiro Takagi failed to defeat El Generico for the DDT Extreme Championship, the TKG48 leader held a press conference after the event to announce the end to his super group. He hoped that the TKG48 would change the face of Union and the rest of the wrestling world, but the defeat to El Generico made him realise that wasn’t the case. Takagi is still dreaming up plans for the future. On such idea is to create an entirely new brand under the DDT umbrella. But before he could get any further with his thoughts, TKG48 Member #6 Tsuyoshi Kikuchi interrupted the conference. Kikuchi was not happy to hear that the TKG48 was splitting up and he told Takagi he was keeping the TKG48 T-Shirt he was wearing at the time. He challenged Takagi to a match for the 14/12 Union show at Shinjuku FACE.

Takagi formed the TKG48 just under a year ago when he moved as a full time wrestler from DDT to Union. He was inspired by the pop group AKB48 and wanted to create something similar for pro wrestling, a group filled with a mixture of famous names like Genichiro Tenryu and TAKA Michinoku, current stars like Munenori Sawa and Atsushi Aoki, and fresh faced talents like Shigehiro Irie and Takao Soma. The TKG48 caused a number of headaches for the Union Sekigun while also clashing with the SS Susan, a group originally formed by Yoshiaki Yago to fight Takagi’s creation. Takagi, Sawa & Irie all brought in Tag Team gold at one point or another. But the group also suffered some big defeats, such as Takagi losing to Shuji Ishikawa in a Korakuen Hall main event and the failure to sign Jun Akiyama to the group. The group was also active in Freedoms where Takagi went into battle with the Great Kojika and his army of misfits on numerous occasions.


UNION “UNION 6th ANNIVERSARY” Results

November 22, 2011

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

0. Kasu Rachoresu Mental Health Treatment Match: Yoshiaki Yago & Good Nurse Madoka defeated BENTEN & Miyako when Madoka pinned Miyako with a Brainbuster (2:35).
1. Isami Kodaka (w/ Rumi Kazama) defeated Hiroshi Fukuda with a Buzzsaw Kick (6:35).
2. SGP Jr. Heavyweight Title – Mask Vs Mask: Cosmic Warrior Sofia (c) defeated Cosmic Warrior Justine with the Spring Night Love (6:58).
*V1 for Cherry Cosmic Warrior Sofia.
3. Kengo Ohka defeated Shigehiro Irie with a Roll Kick (12:12).
4. Masao Orihara & Big Morohashi defeated Mio Shirai & Ken Ohka when Morohashi pinned Shirai after a chairshot (12:14).
5. 6th Anniversary 9 Vs 1 Handicap Match: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Kazuhiko Ogasawara, Poison Sawada, A. YAZAWA, Ryu Gouma, Chou-un Shiryu, Mecha Mummy Lite, Sister Akiko & Takeshi Minamino when Ishikawa pinned Shiryu with the Splash Mountain (10:31).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Falls Count Anywhere: El Generico (c) defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Brainbustaaaaahhhhh!!!!! (23:21).
*V2 for El Generico.

The main event lived up to expectations. El Generico wanted to beat Sanshiro Takagi at his own game, so he made their DDT Extreme Title bout a Falls Count Anywhere match. The two brawled all over ringside in Shinjuku FACE with plenty of foreign items brought into play. Takagi brought along a guitar, but Generico took it off him and together they performed “Lullaby of the Jagged Heart” from Natsu No Arashi. Takagi “got a bythsickle” and hit Generico with a Lariat as he cycled past him. After 23 minutes of chaos, Generico hit his patented Turnbuckle Brainbuster to register his second defence of the belt. After the match, Generico said he would defend the title in a TLC match at Korakuen Hall on 3rd January. Ken Ohka, Cherry and Hiroshi Fukuda all pleaded to be the person challenging Generico but in the end, Naomi Susan chose Isami Kodaka to get his rematch with the champ. Generico said Isami had “Corazon de Leon” and he accepted the rematch.

A few after the show ended, Sanshiro Takagi announced that the TKG48 would be dissolved immediately.

The Union 6th Anniversary Handicap match saw Shuji Ishikawa defeat a team of nine wrestlers on his own. Despite the 9-on-1 advantage, the Union team spectacularly imploded as the match went on. Both Tsuyoshi Kikuchi and Kazuhiko Ogasawara forgot the rules of the match and fought each other instead of Ishikawa, Mecha Mummy Lite malfunctioned after getting a kiss from Sister Akiko and A. YAZAWA somehow choked himself unconcious with his own suspenders. This left Ishikawa free to give Chou-un Shiryu the Splash Mountain to win the match and celebrate 6 years of the Union brand.

Masao Orihara had an unusual disadvantage going into the tag match with Big Morohashi against Mio Shirai & Ken Ohka. Due to a threat of sexual harrassment, Orihara could not lay a finger on Shirai for longer than five seconds. This prevented him from using some of his signature moves such as the Spider German Suplex. However, Morohashi had a backup plan. Earlier in the day, Morohashi was seen ransacking Shirai’s luggage in the locker room. He placed something into a paper bag and left the scene before Mio could return. He promised to hand the paper bag back to Mio if her team won the match. Unfortunately for Mio, she was pinned by Morohashi after he swung a chair at Ken Ohka, who ducked and caused Mio to get hit instead. After the match, Orihara opened up the paper bag and took out underwear belonging to Mio! At least, that’s what he thought. Good Nurse Madoka quickly ran into the ring and grabbed the underwear from Morohashi. Turns out the underwear belonged to him! When Mio and Ohka were left alone in the ring, they wondered why they had a poor performance tonight. They both agreed it was because there was no championship to fight for and thus no motivation for competing in the ring.

Kengo Ohka and Shigehiro Irie enjoyed their match so much they both requested to have a rematch in the future.

Cherry, I mean Cosmic Warrior Sofia successfully defended her SGP Jr. Heavyweight Title against Apple Miyuki, I mean Cosmic Warrior Justine in a galactic Mask Vs Mask match. Sofia took advantage of Justine bumping into special ref Ultraman Robin and rolled her over with the Spring Night Love for the pin. Justine was not happy with the result and refused to shake Sofia’s hand. Justine then said she was not the strongest member of the Cosmic Warrior family, her mother Maido was. Out came GAMI to challenge Cherry/Sofia for a title shot. Cherry refused at first, saying GAMI was too old to wrestle for the belt. In the end it was decided that Cherry will face both Ultraman Robin and GAMI in a 3 Way match for the title on Union’s 14th December show at Shinjuku FACE.

Despite losing to Isami Kodaka in the opener, Hiroshi Fukuda presented a bouquet of flowers to Rumi Kazama and asked for her assistance in training. Kazama accepted and shook hands with Fukuda. The rookie pushed his luck and tried to hug her but it was rejected.

Union announced some matches for its final show of the year. The Shinjuku FACE event on 14th December will have Shuji Ishikawa and a mystery partner versus the Kensuke Office team of Katsuhiko Nakajima & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya, the 3 Way match for the SGP Jr. Title and Mio Shirai & Ken Ohka taking on the returning Russian wrestler Ivan Markov and his valet Bonnie. Union also announced it would hold two shows in Osaka during February 2012.


Generico Vs Takagi – Falls Count Anywhere!

November 21, 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 – Mask Vs Mask: Cosmic Warrior Sofia (c) Vs Cosmic Warrior Justine (Special Guest Ref: Ultraman Robin)
3. Kengo Ohka Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. Mio Shirai & Ken Ohka Vs Masao Orihara & Big Morohashi
5. 6th Anniversary 9 Vs 1 Handicap Match: Shuji Ishikawa Vs Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Kazuhiko Ogasawara, Poison Sawada, A. YAZAWA, Ryu Gouma, Chou-un Shiryu, Mecha Mummy Lite, Sister Akiko & Takeshi Minamino
6. DDT Extreme Title – Falls Count Anywhere: El Generico (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi

The DDT Extreme Champion has chosen the kind of match tomorrow’s Union main event will use. El Generico made the risky decision to face Sanshiro Takagi in a match that highly favours the challenger, a Falls Count Anywhere match! Generico has studied Takagi’s previous matches under the stipulation and is confident he will defeat the “King Of Road Wrestling” and keep the DDT Extreme Title in his grasp.