“NEW YEARS EVE PRO-WRESTLING 2011” Results

December 31, 2011

“NEW YEARS EVE PRO-WRESTLING 2011 ~ SAMURAI TV! 15TH ANNIVERSARY”, 31/12/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,109 Fans

0. Dark Match: The Winger & Madoka defeated Yasu Urano & Owen Phoenix when The Winger pinned Phoenix with the Okyanon Bomb (12:28).
1. Young Six Man Tag Match: Toru Sugiura, Hiroshi Fukuda & Kotao Nasu defeated Daichi Sasaki, Masashi Otani & Dyna Mido when Sugiura pinned Mido with a Missile Dropkick (8:23).
2. Young Emperor Cup – New Generation 8-Man Tag Match: Hiro Tonai, Takumi Tsukamoto, Takao Soma & HAYATA defeated Masaki Okimoto, Jun Ogawauchi, Akito & Kouzy when HAYATA pinned Kouzy with the Moonsault (9:12).
3. GENTARO, HARASHIMA & Yoshihito Sasaki defeated Kazuhiro Tamura, Kamui & Mototsugu Shimizu when HARASHIMA pinned Shimizu with the Somato (10:59).
4. Danshoku Dino Produce: Danshoku Dino defeated Kaori Yoneyama with the Danshoku Driver (22:14).
Order Of Entries: Danshoku Dino, Shinobu, Karate Brahman, Mame Endo, GUTS Ishijima, Mio Shirai, Atsushi Ohasi, Kaji Tomato, Kaji Gobo (Blk Jeez), Kaji Pot-au-feu (Ivan Markov), Spark Aoki and Kaori Yoneyama,
5. World No. 1 Independent Tag Team Gauntlet: Great Kojika & Antonio Honda win the Gauntlet.
5a. Sanshiro Takagi & TAKA Michinoku defeated CHANGO & Amigo Suzuki when Michinoku pinned CHANGO with the Super K (2:00).
5b. Sanshiro Takagi & TAKA Michinoku defeated Emi Sakura & Masa Takanashi when Takagi pinned Sakura after Yukinori Matsui gave Sakura a Buzzsaw Kick (2:57).
5c. Natsuki☆Taiyo & Yoshiko defeated Sanshiro Takagi & TAKA Michinoku when Taiyo threw Takagi out of the ring (1:53).
5d. Natsuki☆Taiyo & Yoshiko defeated Chou-un Shiryu & Dynasty when Yoshiko pinned Shiryu with the Diving Senton (2:45).
5e. Jun Kasai & Jaki Numazawa defeated Natsuki☆Taiyo & Yoshiko when Kasai threw Yoshiko out of the ring (1:49).
5f. Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga defeated Jun Kasai & Jaki Numazawa when Oosugi threw Kasai out of the ring (2:16).
5g. Shiori Asahi & Makoto Oishi defeated Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga when Asahi threw Oosugi out of the ring (2:58).
5h. Daisuke Harada & Atsushi Kotoge defeated Shiori Asahi & Makoto Oishi when Kotoge threw Asahi out of the ring (1:40).
5i. Daisuke Harada & Atsushi Kotoge defeated Hide Kubota & Yasu Kubota when Harada pinned Yasu Kubota with the Kanayama German Suplex (2:46).
5j. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated Daisuke Harada & Atsushi Kotoge when Shu pinned Kotoge with the No One’s Perfect (2:05).
5k. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated Masashi Takeda & Daisuke Sasaki when Shu threw Sasaki out of the ring (3:13).
5l. Ryuji Yamakawa & Shadow WX defeated Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei when Yamakawa pinned Kei with the Reverse Tiger Driver (1:56).
5m. Great Kojika & Antonio Honda defeated Ryuji Yamakawa & Shadow WX when Kojika pinned Yamakawa with the Iron Claw (2:25).
5n. Great Kojika & Antonio Honda defeated Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka when Kojika threw Miyamoto out of the ring (4:36).
6. Fluorescent Lighttubes Death Match: Ryuji Ito & Takashi Sasaki defeated Abdullah Kobayashi & Ken Ohka when Sasaki pinned Ohka with the Right Leg through some lighttubes (15:27).
7. Naomichi Marufuji defeated Tatsuhiko Yoshino with the Shiranui (14:11).
8. Daisuke Sekimoto & Shuji Ishikawa defeated Kengo Mashimo & Ryuichi Sekine when Sekimoto pinned Sekine with the Deadlift German Suplex (16:32).
9. Bonus Match! Ohka Vs Sekine 74 Wrestler Great War Tag: Ken Ohka, Madoka, Masashi Otani, Daichi Sasaki, Dyna Mido, Hiro Tonai, Takumi Tsukamoto, Takao Soma, HAYATA, GENTARO, HARASHIMA, CHANGO, Amigo Suzuki, Natsuki☆Taiyo, Yoshiko, Jun Kasai, Jaki Numazawa, Shiori Asahi, Makoto Oishi, Yasu Kubota, Hide Kubota, Masashi Takeda, Daisuke Sasaki, Great Kojika, Antonio Honda, Shuji Ishikawa, Daisuke Sekimoto, Atsushi Ohashi, Masked Buddy, Spark Aoki, GUTS Ishijima, Big Morohashi, Kaji Burdock, Kaji Pot-au-feu, Kaji Pot-au-feu 2 (Bonnie), Kazuki Hashimoto, Kazuki Hirata, & Abdullah Kobayashi defeated Ryuichi Sekine, Chou-un Shiryu, Yasu Urano, Owen Phoenix, Hiroshi Fukuda, Toru Sugiura, Kotaro Nasu, Jun Ogawauichi, Akito, Misaki Okimoto, Kazuhiro Tamura, Kamui, Shimizu Mototsugu, TAKA Michinoku, Sanshiro Takagi, Emi Sakura, Ribbon Takanashi, Dynasty, Tsutomu Oosugi, Mr. PUSSY, Atsushi Kotoge, Shadow WX, Ryuji Yamakawa, Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka, Takashi Sasaki, Ryuji Ito, Tatsuhiko Yoshino, Kengo Mashimo, Danshoku Dino, Kaji Tomato, Mame Endo, Karate Brahman, Mio Shirai, Kaori Yoneyama, Yuji Okabayashi & Carlos when Kobayashi pinned Shiryu with the Diving Bakachinga Elbow (8:17).

It wouldn’t be a New Year’s Eve puroresu indie show without a giant clusterfuck in the main event. The Ken Ohka Vs Ryuichi Sekine team challenge turned out to be a massive 74 person tag team match to close out the show. Ohka’s team won out in the end.

The Danshoku Dino Produce was weird. The match itself was a Royal Rumble match. But before it begun, a Samurai TV! assistant director (who oddly enough looked a lot like Tsurumi Amon) invited DDT President Sanshiro Takagi, K-DOJO founder TAKA Michinoku and Big Japan executive Eiji Tosaka down to the ring. The director challenged them not to laugh during the match. If anyone of them did laugh, either Michael Nakazawa or Tomomitsu Matsunaga would run down to the ring and spank them with a paddle. The director then called in DDT’s Kazuki Hirata and BJW’s Kazuki Hashimoto to try and make them laugh. Hashimoto was only able to make Hirata laugh, which caused him to get spanked with a paddle. That made Hashimoto laugh, which caused him to get spanked. The director said a joke and made TAKA laugh, so he got paddled too. Highlights (for a lack of a better word) from the match include Yuji Okabayashi refereeing the match while wearing a referee shirt with a midriff, Karate Brahman performing a song, Mio Shirai introducing herself as a lesbian, Atsushi Ohashi entering the match tied up in bondage rope, Kaji Tomato dancing with more and more wrestlers as they entered the match, (including CZW’s Sabian), Kaji Pot-au-feu (Ivan Markov) eliminating himself with a Tornado DDT, Okabayashi being unable to count above the number 6 and Takagi, TAKA and Tosaka getting constantly paddled for laughing at the nonsense directed at them.

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DDT “NEVER MIND 2011” Results

December 31, 2011

DDT “NEVER MIND 2011”, 31/12/2011
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,011 Fans

0. Dark Match: Rion Mizuki defeated Shota with a German Suplex (6:57).
1. Masa Takanashi & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Kenny Omega & DJ Nira when Takanashi pinned Nira with the Taka Tonic (11:21).
2. Antonio Honda & Keita Yano defeated Michael Nakazawa & Hikaru Sato when Yano pinned Nakazawa with the G2A (10:31).
3. Runner Vs Runner: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Kazuki Hirata with a Tiger Driver (4:17).
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yasu Urano & Yuji Hino defeated Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie (c) when Hino pinned Ishii with the Fuckin’ Bomb (13:48).
*Ishii & Irie fail in V4. Crying Wolf becomes the 41st KO-D Tag Team Champions!
5. Katsuhiko Nakajima & Satoshi Kajiwara defeated HARASHIMA & Takao Soma when Nakajima pinned Soma with a German Suplex (15:08).
6. 48 Group Vs Homoiro Clover Z – 5 Vs 5 Elimination: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi, Gran Hamada, Akito & Hiroshi Fukuda (w/ Hikari Minami) defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Vladamir Nagai, Ivan Markov, Poison JULIE Sawada & Hoshitango (w/ Bonnie) (12:08).
6a. Vladamir Nagai eliminated Hiroshi Fukuda with a Chickenwing Facelock (2:51).
6b. Sanshiro Takagi eliminated Gran Hamada by Ring Out (4:09).
6c. Akito eliminated Ivan Markov by Ring Out (5:47).
6d. Poison JULIE Sawada eliminated Akito with the Pirates A GOGO (8:07).
6e. Danshoku Dino eliminated Hoshitango by Ring Out (8:35).
6f. Danshoku Dino eliminated Poison JULIE Sawada with the Gotch-Style Danshoku Driver (9:10).
6g. Sanshiro Takagi eliminated Danshoku Dino by Ring Out (11:50).
6h. Makoto Oishi eliminated Sanshiro Takagi with a Tornado Clutch (12:08).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: KUDO (c) defeated MIKAMI with the Diving Double Knee Drop (22:50).
*V5 for KUDO.

An audience of over 2,000 fans packed Korakuen Hall on New Year’s Eve to witness a marathon of pro wrestling that will lead into 2012. DDT was up first to end their eventful year with a big bang. KUDO tied the record for most defences of the KO-D Openweight Championship by defeating his rival MIKAMI in the main event. Ladders were legal for the match but even with the advantage of using his favourite weapon, MIKAMI couldn’t get the job done. KUDO continues his role of leading the company towards Budokan Hall for DDT’s 15th Anniversary show. However, his next challenger was also revealed. Danshoku Dino wants a shot at the belt and will get it when DDT holds its first 2012 Korakuen show on 29th January.

The bizarre Idol War between Homoiro Clover Z and the 48 Group reached its conclusion with Danshoku Dino leading his multi-colored troops to victory over Sanshiro Takagi and his “Bukkake Alliance” of splinter groups from around the world. Makoto Oishi was the sole survivor of the 10-Man Elimination Tag, pinning Takagi with the Tornado Clutch. He was given big hugs by his teammates for a job well done.

The Crying Wolf stable is quickly gaining ground in DDT with Yasu Urano & Yuji Hino winning the KO-D Tag Team Championship over Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie. Yuji Hino has now declared a full scale invasion on DDT. After the match, Masa Takanashi & Daisuke Sasaki came out to challenge the new champions for a title shot. Tsurumi Amon tried to prevent the match from happening because he thought the challenging team haven’t proven themselves but Urano & Hino accepted it. The two teams will meet at the 22/01 Chiba show.

This was the second championship Shigehiro Irie lost this week. He dropped the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title to Kanjuro Matsuyama at an Osaka Pro two days ago. Tigers Mask is now the current champion.

Japanese musician Sunplaza Nakano was in attendance to announce he was recording the official anthem for DDT’s Budokan Hall show. He also performed the song “Runner” for the Runner Contra Runner match. I had a listen to both his version and the original song by BAKUFU-SLUMP. It’s a pretty good song. If you like the Eurobeat soundtrack in Initial D then you will like Sunplaza’s version.

It was announced that Hard Hit will return on 22nd March for a show at Shinjuku FACE, so the brand has not been retired. It is likely that Hikaru Sato will face Michael Nakazawa on the show as per the stipulation for their defeat to Antonio Honda & Keita Yano.


Final Card For Indie New Year’s Eve Show

December 30, 2011

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

0. Dark Match: The Winger & Madoka Vs Yasu Urano & Owen Phoenix
1. Young Six Man Tag Match: Toru Sugiura, Hiroshi Fukuda & Kotao Nasu Vs Daichi Sasaki, Masashi Otani & Dyna Mido
2. Young Emperor Cup – New Generation 8-Man Tag Match: Hiro Tonai, Takumi Tsukamoto, Takao Soma & HAYATA Vs Masaki Okimoto, Jun Ogawauchi, Akito & Kouzy
3. GENTARO, HARASHIMA & Yoshihito Sasaki Vs Kazuhiro Tamura, Kamui & Mototsugu Shimizu
4. Danshoku Dino Produce: Danshoku Dino Vs Atsushi Ohasi Vs Kaji Tomato Vs Shinobu Vs Mame Endo Vs Spark Aoki Vs Karate Brahman Vs GUTS Ishijima Vs Mio Shirai
5. 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 Ryuji Yamakawa & Shadow WX
6. Fluorescent Lighttubes Death Match: Ryuji Ito & Takashi Sasaki Vs Abdullah Kobayashi & Ken Ohka
7. Naomichi Marufuji Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
8. Daisuke Sekimoto & Shuji Ishikawa Vs Kengo Mashimo & Ryuichi Sekine

Ryuji Yamakawa & Shadow WX from Big Japan won the Occupation Of The Indies fan vote to compete in the Tag Team Gauntlet.

Danshoku Dino is using the subtitle “Laugh, Wrestling Should Not Be Angry” to describe his match.

The winning team in the Young Emperor Cup will receive a chance to train with MEN’s Teioh in 2012.

The dark match will have a 19 minute time limit.


“NEVER MIND 2011” Press Conference

December 28, 2011

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

0. Dark Match: Rion Mizuki Vs Shota
1. Michael Nakazawa & Hikaru Sato Vs Antonio Honda & Keita Yano
2. Runner Vs Runner: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Kenny Omega & DJ Nira Vs Masa Takanashi & Daisuke Sasaki
4. 48 Group Vs Homoiro Clover Z – 5 Vs 5 Elimination: Sanshiro Takagi, Vladamir Nagai, Ivan Markov, Poison JULIE Sawada & Hoshitango (w/ Bonnie) Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi, Gran Hamada, Akito & Hiroshi Fukuda (w/ Hikari Minami)
5. HARASHIMA & Takao Soma Vs Katsuhiko Nakajima & Satoshi Kajiwara
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Yasu Urano & Yuji Hino
7. KO-D Openweight Title: KUDO (c) Vs MIKAMI

Yesterday DDT held a press conference in Shinjuku to get the thoughts of several wrestlers who will compete at “NEVER MIND 2011” on New Year’s Eve. An important note about the main event was announced. The KO-D Openweight Title match between KUDO and MIKAMI will allow the usage of ladders without any risk of disqualification. KUDO is aiming to tie the record for most defences of the KO-D Title, currently held by Sanshiro Takagi with five wins. MIKAMI has gone through intensive training for this match and wants to be the man representing DDT as champion for its 15th Anniversary. With the allowance of ladders for the match now in effect, this gives MIKAMI a great advantage to win the championship.

When KUDO and MIKAMI were done, Hikaru Sato and Michael Nakazawa were next up. The two will team up to face the Crying Wolf pair of Antonio Honda & Keita Yano in the show opener. Nakazawa has begun pestering Sato to become his regular tag team partner again. He promises that if they beat Honda & Yano, they will transform into a brand new tag team and not become the Hentai team they used to be. Sato tried to ignore him and brought up the year he’s had. Sato won the DDT48 General Election, wrestled semi-actively for All Japan and bought a new suit worth 300,000 yen. He told Nakazawa that he will accept the stipulation but added that if they lose to Crying Wolf, Nakazawa will have to fight Sato in a Pancrase rules match.

The press conference finished up with Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dino and Makoto Oishi making an appearance to talk about the 48 Group Vs Homoiro Clover Z 10-Man Tag Team match. Dino said he was looking forward to the “orgy” while Takagi talked about bringing in the KGB48, PJS48 and SUMO48 to join his TKG Rogue Army. The two began to argue until Tsurumi Amon interrupted them. Amon then announced that the 10-Man Tag will now be an Elimination Tag Team match.


Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2011

Credit for the picture goes to Extreme Party.


Cherry Vs Ayumi, Music In Osaka

December 25, 2011

UNION “1…2…3…UNION!”, 03/01/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Loser Must Follow Winner On Twitter: Hiroshi Fukuda (w/ Rumi Kazama) Vs RG
2. CMLL World Women’s Title: Ayumi Kurihara (c) Vs Cherry
3. Americas World Mixed Tag Team Titles: NOSAWA Rongai & Io Shirai (c) Vs Ken Ohka & Mio Shirai
4. Sanshiro Takagi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi Vs KENSO & Yoshiaki Yago
5. 3 Way Tag Team: Vladimir Nagai & Ivan Markov (w/ Bonnie) Vs Kengo Mashimo & Madoka Vs Masao Orihara & Big Morohashi
6. Shuji Ishikawa & Shigehiro Irie Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazuki Hashimoto
7. DDT Extreme Title – TLC (Tonkachi, Ladders & Chairs): El Generico (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Union held a press conference on Christmas Eve to promote the Cherry Vs Ayumi Kurihara match for 3rd January at Korakuen Hall. It was announced that the match would now be for the CMLL World Women’s Title. Ayumi said she has strong impressions of Cherry and she hopes to entertain the Union fans. Cherry said that nobody is safe when they wrestle Kurihara and used Ayumi’s victory over Yoshiko Tamura to win the NWA Women’s Pacific Title and NEO Singles Title last year as an example. She also mentioned this will be the fifth singles match between the two in their careers. Ayumi has won all four previous singles matches so Cherry is desperate to finally beat her.

DDT “DDT MUSIC!”, 14/01/2012
Osaka Yodogawa Ward Center

1. Big New Year’s Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs DJ Nira
2. Big New Year’s Match: Kenny Omega Vs Shigehiro Irie
3. KUDO, Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs HARASHIMA, MIKAMI & Keisuke Ishii

DDT’s first show in Osaka for 2012 sees two big singles matches taking place. Sanshiro Takagi, who now looks to be regularly appearing in DDT again since his move to Union, faces DJ Nira in what will be an epic battle of wits, Yuzupon Kicks and Rocket Punches. Meanwhile Kenny Omega faces a beefier foe in the form of Shigehiro Irie. 2011 was the best year yet for Irie with pinfalls of Kota Ibushi and Shuji Ishikawa aswell as a couple of KO-D Tag Team Title reigns. Meanwhile Omega spent time in New Japan and All Japan, laying claim to the AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Title. His match with Irie could prepare him for a certain future challenger as AJPW’s Shuji Kondo has made it known to the public that he wants to win the title from Omega.


DDT “SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MATCH” Results

December 25, 2011

DDT “SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MATCH”, 25/12/2011
Tokyo Horse Racetrack

1. Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Kazuki Hirata when Ishii pinned Hirata with the Kneel Kick (11:21).
2. Poison JULIE Sawada & Hoshitango defeated Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda when Hoshitango pinned Honda with the Santa Comes To Town (9:47).
3. Shiro Koshinaka, KUDO & HARASHIMA defeated Sanshiro Takagi, MIKAMI & Takao Soma when HARASHIMA pinned Soma with the Somato (12:18).

A slight setback for Crying Wolf as the group suffered its first defeat when they lost to Poison JULIE Sawada & Hoshitango. The Santa Comes To Town finish was Hoshitango doing a Diving Splash while wearing a Santa hat.