February 26, 2012

Shin-Kiba 1st RING
324 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Jie Mai Nakazawa, Xiang Jie & Humpback Jie defeated Yasuura No when Nakazawa pinned No with a Jackknife Hold (8:12).
2. Giant Bashoku defeated Jie Mai Nakazawa, Xiang Jie & Humpback Jie when Bashoku pinned Nakazawa with the Fire Thunder Driver (0:25).
3. Giant Bashoku defeated Jet Bar with the Power Bomb (5:39).
4. Choi Lee defeated Xiang Mon Ying with a Small Package (4:46).
5. Moto Tairo & Shokaku defeated First Emperor & Next Emperor when Tairo pinned First Emperor with the Hokuto Zan Kai Fist (6:11).
6. Xiahou Dun & Xiahou Yuan defeated Earl Dino & Son Goku when Dun pinned Goku after the Cactus Flower (9:16).
7. Hiroshi Fukuoka & Murata Kanazawa Vs Yasuo Atsushi & Statue Of David ended in a No Contest when Kanazawa and David were both killed (11:00).
8. Choun-Shiryu defeated Cao Zhang with the Reverse Chinese Gory Bomb Special (12:54).

Right, let’s see if I can finally write out the complete and correct story. Apologies for all of the previous mistakes. The added use of Chinese terms along with the usual Japanese language made this a lot more difficult to translate and understand. I got a lot of fun out of trying to figure it out though, so it was worth it. Anyway, on with the story…

New Beijing Pro Wrestling was bought out by Bushoroad, a company that creates counterfeit card games. Power shifted from its previous ruler Emperor Liang to Chiang Wei, a young man with state-of-the-art ideas. With a new ruler came a new image for New Beijing. Its roster would be re-trained in a cram school environment before they could wrestle again. Unfortunately, the takeover revealed the dark underbelly of New Beijing, and a bunch of the now exiled wrestlers formed the Ryozanpaku48 to take back the company for themselves. The group sent a message to Bushoroad by kidnapping Princess Makoto and holding her hostage in Japan. In response, Bushoroad brought together its best “students” and sent them on a mission to rescue Makoto. This would lead to a battle that Chinese legends say only happen once every four years… the Heaven Six Wheel Challenge.

The battle was long and contained many casualties. It also happened to resemble a pro wrestling show. After many lives were lost, Choun-Shiryu was the only Bushoroad warrior left. In order to reach Makoto, he had to get past the mysterious general of the Ryozanpaku48. Much to Shiryu’s horror, the general turned out to be his former tag team partner Cao Zhang! It was he who kidnapped Princess Makoto! The two fought a violent duel that spread all across Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. But when the dust finally settled, Choun-Shiryu was the last man standing.

Defeated and disgraced, Cao Zhang begged Choun to deliver the finishing blow and kill him. Choun decided not to and told Cao “Yesterday’s enemy is today’s friend!” Cao then brought Choun to the prison where Makoto was being held. Choun burst through the door, freed Makoto from her shackles and embraced her. As they kissed, Choun realised that Makoto was a lot more thicker than he remembered. That’s when he realised the woman he freed was not Princess Makoto but another woman. The real Makoto was actually standing beside them the whole time, unharmed.

As the show ended, the audience were presented with an epilogue. Three months have passed since the Heaven Six Wheel Challenge. All of the fighters who seemed to have died in battle were saved with first aid and all made full recoveries. Bushoroad and the Ryozanpaku48 reconciled and the exiled fighters were allowed back into New Beijing. But just when it looked like there was finally peace, disaster struck. The president of Bushoroad was suddenly murdered! A piece of paper was found near the president’s body with the word “Devil” written down. It was then revealed that the man who murdered the president was none other than Piccolo Daimao!

The End.

When the show finally ended, Choun-Shiryu addressed the audience. He does not know what will happen to New Beijing in the future, but if the fans in attendence want it to come back to Japan again, he will think about holding another show in one year’s time.

White Day Gifts, Gota Ihashi Returns

February 24, 2012

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2012”, 11/03/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Gota Ihashi Thickness Return Match: KUDO Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Champion Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Michael Nakazawa Vs Poison JULIE Sawada Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Tigers Mask Vs Kana
3. A Major Explosion!? Rocket Punch: Masao Inoue Vs DJ Nira
4. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii Vs Shuji Kondo & Kaz Hayashi
5. KO-D Tag Team Title: Yasu Urano & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dino (c) Vs Hikaru Sato

To celebrate the Japanese tradition of White Day, where men give gifts to women one month after St. Valentine’s Day, DDT will be holding a contest for its more handsome members of the roster. At the end of the show, all of the female fans leaving Korakuen Hall will receive candy made by the wrestlers themselves in return for their ticket stubs. A prize will be given to the wrestler who collects the most ticket stubs at the end of the contest.

Gota Ihashi makes his long delayed return to wrestling to face KUDO in the opening match. If the name sounds familiar, it is because Gota Ihashi origianlly began as a low card parody of Kota Ibushi. He is a chubby wrestler with only a couple years of experience but he is able to duplicate Ibushi’s Low Kick, Standing Moonsault combo. Ihashi suffered ligament damage to both of his knees in March 2010 and has been out of action ever since. However, he stayed under contract with DDT and became a chef for one of their restaurants. He is now finally cleared to enter the ring once again.

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2012”, 20/03/2012
Hakata Star Lanes

1. Michael Nakazawa Vs Keisuke Ishii
2. Hikaru Sato Vs Batten Tamagawa
3. HARASHIMA Vs Yasu Urano

Also appearing on the show are Danshoku Dino, Sanshiro Takagi, KUDO, Makoto Oishi, Masa Takanashi, Antonio Honda, DJ Nira, Rion Mizuki, Azul Dragon and Kubo Kibo from KAGEKI Pro.

DDT “NON-FIX 2.24” Results

February 24, 2012

DDT “NON-FIX 2.24”, 24/02/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
160 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma defeated Hoshitango & DJ Nira when Soma pinned Nira with the Boma Ye (10:43).
2. Keita Yano defeated Rion Mizuki with the G2A (7:38).
3. Keisuke Ishii defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with the Kneel Kick (12:28).
4. Yasu Urano, Yuji Hino & Antonio Honda defeated KUDO, Makoto Oishi & Hiroshi Fukuda when Honda pinned Fukuda with the Diving Fist Drop (15:01).
5. Hikaru Sato & Michael Nakazawa defeated Danshoku Dino & Akito when Sato submitted Akito with an Armlock (15:56).
6. HARASHIMA defeated Masa Takanashi with the Somato (17:59).

Before the show began, a contract signing was held for the main event of the 22nd March Hard Hit event to be held in Shinjuku. The main event will be Hikaru Sato versus the president and current middleweight King Of Pancrase, Ryo Kawamura.

Tsurumi Amon announced that the AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Title will be defended in DDT at their 1st April Korakuen Hall event. But before that happens, current champion Kenny Omega is defending the championship against Shuji Kondo over in All Japan on 20th March. The title match in DDT will still go ahead if Kenny loses the title to Kondo. Amon also announced that Shuji Kondo & Kaz Hayashi will compete in a tag team match on DDT’s 11th March show in Korakuen. Keisuke Ishii nominated himself and Shigehiro Irie to face the visiting team on that date.

The Dissidants attacked Crying Wolf after Match #4. It ended with Takao Soma striking Yasu Urano with the Boma Ye. Before the match began, Hiroshi Fukuda bragged that he could Perfect Plex all three of his opponents together at the same time. That did not happen.

The 11/3 Korakuen Hall show will have a special White Day themed contest featuring the more attractive members of DDT’s roster handing out candy to the women in the audience in exchange for ticket stubs. The contestants are HARASHIMA, KUDO, Kota Ibushi, MIKAMI, Masa Takanashi, Yasu Urano, Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki, Keisuke Ishii and Takao Soma. Also, Gota Ihashi will finally return to the ring for the first time since 2010 to take on KUDO in a singles match.

Tsurumi Amon will be absent for DDT’s return to Shin-Kiba 1st RING on 18th March. He is currently looking for a temporary replacement GM to take his spot on that show.

More New Beijing Drama, Dotonbori Story Card

February 23, 2012

Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Heaven Six Wheel Challenge:

Remember when I mentioned how New Beijing fans were worried that the recent takeover of the promotion would lead to a TKG48 style group being formed? Well, it happened. The mysterious Emperor Liang, former owner of New Beijing has created the Ryozanpaku48 to combat the new owners Bushoroad, headed by Chiang Wei. Eleven members of the Ryozanpaku48 will compete in New Beijing’s tour of Japan. They are Liang Huang, Yasuo Atsushi, Statue Of David, First Emperor, Xiahou Dun, Xiahou Yuan, Xiang Jie, Jie Mai Nakazawa, Humpback Jie, Jet Bar & Witch Choi Lee. A little bit of investigation reveals that Xiahou Dun & Xiahou Yuan are a very skillful tag team with dazzling abilities that are like a “blooming cactus flower” (hint, hint).

The Japan tour next week could not have come at a more hazardous time for New Beijing as the two sides will use Shin-Kiba 1st RING as their battleground for the Heaven Six Wheel Challenge. Chiang Wei has created a Fighting Man Cram School theme for his roster and has more plans for the future. But the appearance of the Ryozanpaku 48 to challenge his control of the company could see Wei’s ownership become short lived.

Still no word on the whereabouts of Princess Makoto. Maybe she was kidnapped after all. Possibly by a scheming, green-liquid spitting devil of some sort.

DDT “DOTONBORI STORY 11”, 04/03/2012
Osaka Minami Move On Arena

1. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Shoichi Uchida Vs Masa Takanashi, Daisuke Sasaki & Kiai Ryuuken Ecchan
2. Yasu Urano, Yuji Hino & Keita Yano Vs Makoto Oishi, Akito & Hiroshi Fukuda
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Champion Vs Antonio Honda
4. Nakazawa Local Indie Education Match: Michael Nakazawa Vs Hideki Shiota
5. Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma Vs Tigers Mask & DJ Nira
6. Danshoku Dino & KUDO Vs Hikaru Sato & HARASHIMA

Dino Vs Sato, New Beijing Tour Roster

February 21, 2012

DDT “NON-FIX 2.24”, 24/02/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Keita Yano Vs Rion Mizuki
2. Keisuke Ishii Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. HARASHIMA Vs Masa Takanashi
4. Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma Vs Hoshitango & DJ Nira
5. Yasu Urano, Yuji Hino & Antonio Honda Vs KUDO, Makoto Oishi & Hiroshi Fukuda
6. Danshoku Dino & Akito Vs Hikaru Sato & Michael Nakazawa

Hikaru Sato is next in line for a shot at Danshoku Dino and his KO-D Openweight Championship. Their first skirmish will be in Shin-Kiba 1st Ring when DDT holds their latest NON-FIX event. While Sato & Michael Nakazawa haven’t been so successful with their re-established tag team, the upcoming title shot and push up the card should be more than enough motivation to improve their talent and teamwork.

Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Heaven Six Wheel Challenge:

The roster for the New Beijing show in Japan has been announced on DDT’s website. Regular DDT and Union guests Choun-Shiryu and Cao Zhang are among the competitors. The fighters involved who have previously participated in New Beijing’s tours of Japan or DDT itself include Tairo, Yasuura No, Earl Dino, Son Goku and Giant Boshoku. Joining them are three new additions to the roster who will all be stepping foot in Japan for the first time. The three newcomers are Hiroshi Fukuoka, “Raw Miharu” Murata Kanazawa and Xiang Mon Ying. Fukuoka is known as the class clown of the group. Kanazawa is a renowned intellectual who studies ancient Rome and is fluent in Italian. Ying is the only female of the group. She boasts about her good looks and was a finalist in the Miss Xian Princess 2011 contest. She is also a shaolin master with a successful pro wrestling career in China. So don’t underestimate her.

DDT “DOTONBORI STORY 11”, 04/03/2012
Osaka Minami Move On Arena

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Champion Vs Antonio Honda
2. Nakazawa Local Indie Education Match: Michael Nakazawa Vs Hideki Shiota
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma Vs Tigers Mask & DJ Nira
4. Danshoku Dino & KUDO Vs Hikaru Sato & HARASHIMA

DDT is finally making an attempt to repossess the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title by having the champion defending the belt when DDT returns to Osaka. Miyuki Matsuyama is the current champion but she rarely appears in public. When she does, it is to take part in Osaka Pro Wrestling shows. Until DDT comes to town they will be hoping that the Osaka Pro roster will lure out the ghostly champion and grab the belt off of her somehow.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2012”, 11/03/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Champion Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Michael Nakazawa Vs Poison JULIE Sawada Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Tigers Mask Vs Kana
2. A Major Explosion!? Rocket Punch: Masao Inoue Vs DJ Nira
3. KO-D Tag Team Title: Yasu Urano & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma
4. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dino (c) Vs Hikaru Sato

Sanshiro Takagi’s Anti-Establishment unit is gaining momentum and also proving to be very beneficial for Takao Soma. The former Shit Heart ♥ Foundation leader has earned several wins lateley ever since he adopted the Boma Ye knee strike as his finisher. Takagi & Soma now have a KO-D Tag Team Title shot but that means taking on the Crying Wolf faction and their dominant team of Yasu Urano & Yuji Hino.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2012” Results

February 19, 2012

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2012”, 19/02/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,408 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Sexxxy Eddy & Keita Yano defeated Shigehiro Irie & DJ Nira when Eddy pinned Nira with the SEX On The Beach (11:56).
2. Masa Takanashi, Tsukasa Fujimoto & Yuiga defeated Akito, Hiroshi Fukuda & Hikari Minami when Takanashi pinned Fukuda with a Cradle (8:11).
3. School System Vs Dissidents: Sanshiro Takagi, Takao Soma, Shiro Koshinaka & Masashi Aoyagi defeated Hiro Saito, Tomo Matsunaga, Kay Ishii & Hoshi Tanki when Soma pinned Matsunaga with the Boma Ye (10:02).
4. Aim! Best Tag Team Wrestling Grand Prix: Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi defeated Michael Nakazawa & Hikaru Sato when Okabayashi pinned Nakazawa with the Golem Splash (13:02).
5. KO-D Tag Team Title: Yasu Urano & Yuji Hino (c) defeated Makoto Oishi & Masao Inoue when Urano pinned Oishi with the Tombstone Piledriver (16:59).
*V3 for Crying Wolf.
6. Special Tag Match: El Generico & HARASHIMA defeated Kenny Omega & KUDO when Generico pinned KUDO with the Brainbustaaaaahhhhh!!!!! (21:19).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Danshoku Dino (c) defeated Antonio Honda with the Gotch-Style Danshoku Driver (31:19).
*V1 for Danshoku Dino.

Right after Danshoku Dino defeated Antonio Honda in the main event, the champion called Hikaru Sato into the ring and asked if he wants to get the next KO-D Title shot. Dino told Sato “I want to do it with you”. Sato said he is not gay but he loves Danshoku Dino. They were then interrupted by the ghost of Muscle Sakai! The ghost announced that Muscle Sakai will return to wrestling for the DDT 15th Anniversary show in Budokan Hall! However, his return will be in the dark match for the event.

Kenny Omega was upset over losing in the semi-main event. He told the audience that DDT is his family and he wants to defend his AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Title in the company again. However, his next defence has already been set in All Japan. He will take on Shuji Kondo on 20th March. Shigehiro Irie then entered the ring and asked Kenny if he could challenge him for the belt on 11th March when DDT returns to Korakuen Hall. When asked how much he weighs, Irie said “I am 115kg.” Kenny asked him again. Irie then said “I am 110kg”. Tsurumi Amon stepped in to make his decision. If Irie drops 10kg in weight then Amon will try to negotiate with All Japan to set up a Jr. Heavy Title match in DDT for April 1st. That is of course if Kenny will still be the champion at the time.

Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma came out to challenge Crying Wolf for the KO-D Tag Team Titles after the Champions earned their third successful defence. The title match is booked for 11/3 in Korakuen Hall.

This year’s Anytime & Anywhere Contract Battle Royal will take place in Korakuen Hall on the 1st April.

A 10 minute Ironman Battle Royal will take place on 3rd March for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Championship. The competitors are Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Michael Nakazawa, Poison JULIE Sawada, Gorgeous Matsuno, Tigers Mask and Kana. Notable in her absence is the current champion, Miyuki Matsuyama. She is still the champion as I type this.

DJ Nira will have his very own Best Of DVD released on 11th March. Only 1000 copies will be produced and they will be available at DDT shows and their online store.

New Beijing Situation, Nakazawa Educates

February 18, 2012

Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Heaven Six Wheel Challenge:

I have some updates concerning New Beijing Pro Wrestling over its recent takeover. For many years, the promotion was ruled over by Zhuge Liang until his transferred his power to a company named Bushoroad. The company is headed by a 24 year old man name Chiang Wei. As already mentioned, Bushoroad create bootleg high quality playing cards that do not break copyright laws in any way whatsoever. Chiang turned Bushoroad into the success story it is today with some state-of-the-art ideas and a fresh approach to thinking.

As the new president of New Beijing, his first idea is to re-train his roster under a new system. Previously, New Beijing’s fighters were trained like demon soldiers in an army heading to war. Chiang wants the training system to be more like a boarding school where his fighters have to enroll and cram until they are ready to compete for the new ownership.

Chiang’s plans have received criticism among the Chinese wrestling community. There are fears that his attitude and ideas will lead to a situation where the Chinese knockoff equivalent of the TKG48 comes to fruition and takes over the company. There is also concern that the lovely Princess Makoto could be kidnapped in the midst of the potential chaos brought on by the changes. Rumours of Princess Makoto jumping ship to a rival promotion called AX have turned out to be false (and created by myself).

This all leads to New Beijing’s planned trip to Japan. It is still on schedule for the end of the month. While they are keeping quiet on what they have planned, DDT have reported on their webite that there is a sense of emergency in New Beijing and Chiang is bringing together his best “students” to prepare for a battle that legend says takes place once every four years, the Heaven Six Wheel Challenge.

DDT “DOTONBORI STORY 11”, 04/03/2012
Osaka Minami Move On Arena

1. Nakazawa Education Match: Michael Nakazawa Vs Hideki Shiota
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma Vs Tigers Mask & DJ Nira

Michael Nakazawa is acting like a big shot for his return to Osaka. He is putting on a match against local indie wrestler Hideki Shiota and treating it as if he was a top star giving valuable lessons to a rookie.