Ibushi Gets Ready For Hino

May 29, 2012

DDT “DRAMATIC 2012 JUNE SPECIAL”, 03/06/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Shigehiro Irie Vs Tetsuya Endo
2. Akito Vs Gota Ihashi
3. Sanshiro Takagi, Takao Soma & Hero Amon Vs Michael Nakazawa, Batten Tamagawa & Ken Ohka
4. KUDO & Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda & Keita Yano
5. Danshoku Dino, Hiroshi Fukuda & Hikari Minami Vs Hoshitango, DJ Nira & Ayumi Kurihara
6. Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Keisuke Ishii Vs HARASHIMA, Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi
7. KO-D Tag Team Title: Yuji Hino & Yasu Urano (c) Vs GENTARO & Tomomitsu Matsunaga

Ayumi Kurihara makes her first appearance in DDT since she unintentionally won the Ironman Heavymetalweight Title from Kana at a WAVE show in April.

Ken Ohka also returns to the ring for his first match since his failed DDT Extreme Title shot against Yuko Miyamoto.

Plus this will be the first time the Golden Lovers will team together in 2012.

DDT “PEGASUS METEOR FIST”, 10/06/2012
Nagoya Telepia Hall

1. HARASHIMA & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Masa Takanashi & Keisuke Ishii
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Takao Soma & Mr. #6 Vs Hikaru Sato, DJ Nira & Gota Ihashi
3. Nagoya Big 3 Single Match: Michael Nakazawa Vs Tetsuya Endo
4. Nagoya Big 3 Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Shigehiro Irie
5. Nagoya Big 3 Single Match: Kenny Omega Vs Akito
6. Yuji Hino, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda Vs Kota Ibushi, KUDO & Makoto Oishi

Is Mr. #6 the newest member of the nWJ? Will this make the group even more dangerous than before? Will DJ Nira Rocket Punch somebody? Chances are the answers to all of these questions is yes.

DDT “ANGRY PE GOOD PE IN IBARAKI”, 16/06/2012
Ushiku Athletic Park Gymnasium

1. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Mitsuhiro Yoshida

Kota Ibushi will not be at the Ushiku show. Instead he will be wrestling for New Japan’s “DOMINION” PPV in Osaka. His match for that show will be announced by New Japan soon.

Freelancer Mitsuhiro Yoshida comes back for his first match in DDT since December.

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2012”, 24/06/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie
2. KUDO, Makoto Oishi & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Masa Takanashi, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Yuji Hino (c) Vs Kota Ibushi

You can argue about whether or not it is too early for Ibushi to get a title shot but if anyone has a chance to dethrone Yuji Hino, it’s him. That’s easier said than done though. Hino already pinned Ibushi during their KO-D Tag Team Title match earlier this month. With Budokan Hall on the horizon, this could go either way.

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DDT “ROAD TO BUDOKAN IN SAPPORO” Results

May 27, 2012

DDT “ROAD TO BUDOKAN IN SAPPORO ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 27/05/2012
Sapporo Teisan Hall
498 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Special Triple Threat Match: Yasu Urano defeated Masa Takanashi and Hikaru Sato when Urano pinned Takanashi with a Jackknife Pin (11:05).
2. Shaolin Temple Death Match: Hiroki defeated Chiharu with the Enter The Dragon (9:59).
3. Tomoya defeated Takao Soma with the S.O.D. (11:04).
4. Sapporo First Landing! Insanely Funny Game Series: Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda & DJ Nira ended with everybody winning when they all made Yoshiko laugh (11:21).
5. Special Death Match Where Something Terrible Will Happen To The Loser: Michael Nakazawa defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Venom Maker (13:52).
6. Special Tag Team Match: Kota Ibushi & KUDO defeated Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie when Ibushi pinned Irie with the Sit Down Last Ride (12:02).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Yuji Hino (c) defeated HARASHIMA with the F***’N Bomb (18:16).
*V1 for Yuji Hino.

Yuji Hino brushed off a tough challenger in HARASHIMA today to gain his first defence of the KO-D Openweight Title. Despite coming dangerously close to losing the match on a few occasions, Hino was able to survive getting hit with the Somato and hit his favourite F***’N Bomb finisher to win the match. Afterwards, Tsurumi Amon entered the ring and said one wrestler directly appealed to him for the next title shot and that person is more than qualified to deserve it. Enter Kota Ibushi. The Golden Star will challenge Yuji Hino for the title in Korakuen Hall on 24th June. Ibushi politely said he will bring the belt back to DDT and he will then get to be in the main event at Budokan Hall. Hino said that the KO-D Title was his and he stuck up his middle finger at Ibushi. HARASHIMA said he did not want himself or DDT to look weak against Hino. He will not give up on the road to Budokan.

Ibushi showed why he deserved the next KO-D Title shot by pinning Shigehiro Irie in the semi-main event tag match. Ibushi showed everyone he is much stronger now when he was able to lift up Irie and pin him with the Sit Down Last Ride. Meanwhile Irie’s partner Keisuke Ishii was visibly upset over the defeat and he refused to shake hands with Ibushi and KUDO after the match.

The most surprising result of the night was Michael Nakazawa defeating Sanshiro Takagi in the Special Death Match Where Something Terrible Will Happen To The Loser. It got kind of violent with the two brawling out of the ring. Nakazawa was cut during the brawl and Takagi poured lemon water over the wound. He then threw Nakazawa onto a table and then yelled “We are STARDOM!” for some reason. Takagi also brought in a bowling ball from the nearby bowling alley and rolled it at Nakazawa. Michael got out of the way and the ball crashed into the wall. In the end, Nakazawa used his new finisher the Venom Maker (apparently it’s his version of Kazuchika Okada’s Rainmaker) to grab the win. Afterwards Nakazawa said his Venom Maker will rain down poison on DDT and that Takagi had to take the poison as his forfeit for losing. When Nakazawa went to put the poison in Takagi’s mouth, Takagi gave him a Stunner and put the poison in his mouth instead.

The Insanely Funny Game Series had Yoshiko from STARDOM making an appearance because Makoto Oishi stole her wrestling gear and wore it for the match. Since Yoshiko was here, everyone decided that the match would be won by whoever could make her laugh. The attempts at comedy included Antonio Honda hugging his opponents like a koala and everybody proposing to Yoshiko. In the end Yoshiko finally laughed when everyone had their tights pulled down and their rears exposed. Everybody was then declared the winner.

Hiroki is now three for three in his annual shaolin challenge against Chiharu.

DDT will return to Sapporo in October for a Pro Wrestling Festival in conjunction with Big Japan and K-DOJO. There will be several shows taking place in Teisen Hall between 4th-7th October.


DDT “VILLAGE PRO WRESTLING ~BACK IN TIME TO EDO!~” Results

May 27, 2012

DDT “VILLAGE PRO WRESTLING ~BACK IN TIME TO EDO!~” Results, 26/05/2012
Noboribetsu Date Open Air Theater
??? Fans

Falls Count Anywhere Match: Kota Ibushi defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Tomoya and Michael Nakazawa when Ibushi pinned Nakazawa with a Bridge On Bridge Suplex (47:06).

Forgot about this one. I’ll try to find a report about the match if I can find one.


Game Over For Omega’s Title Run

May 27, 2012

AJPW, 27/05/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title: KAI defeated Kenny Omega (c) with the Splash Plancha (20:50).
*Kenny Omega fails in V6. KAI becomes the 32nd AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Champion!

Kenny Omega’s reign of terror (or cool if you are on his side) in All Japan’s Jr. Heavyweight division has come to an end. His title run was finally put to an end by KAI in what was Kenny’s sixth defence of the belt. KAI’s rivalry with Omega in All Japan has spread into a small feud with DDT itself after KAI commented that DDT wrestlers are not proper pro wrestlers. But now that he brought the belt back to All Japan on the main event of their show in Korakuen Hall today, he may consider the matter settled and move onto new challenges. As for Omega, who knows what else he has planned for Japan in the near future.


Sunday’s Special Sapporo Card

May 25, 2012

DDT “ROAD TO BUDOKAN IN SAPPORO ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 27/05/2012
Sapporo Teisan Hall

1. Shaolin Temple Death Match: Hiroki Vs Chiharu
2. Special Triple Threat Match: Yasu Urano Vs Masa Takanashi Vs Hikaru Sato
3. Tomoya Vs Takao Soma
4. Sapporo First Landing! Insanely Funny Game Series: Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda & DJ Nira
5. Special Death Match Where Something Terrible Will Happen To The Loser: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Michael Nakazawa
6. Special Tag Team Match: Kota Ibushi & KUDO Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Yuji Hino (c) Vs HARASHIMA


Hard Hit Ignites The Passion, RockNES Monsters, KEITA In THE House!

May 24, 2012

HARD HIT “~PASSION~”, 03/06/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. Dark Match – Amateur Rules: Taro Taketomi Vs Kazuto Nakano
0. Dark Match – Semi-Professional Rules: Best Of The Super Shimata Vs Valor Taniguchi
1. Ryuichi Sekine Vs ISAO
2. Tanomusaku Toba Vs Ayumu Honda
3. Masashi Takeda Vs Hyato Mashida
4. Shotaro Nasu Vs Takeshi Ono
5. HARASHIMA VS Kyosuke Sasaki
6. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazuki Hashimoto
7. Hikaru Sato Vs Manabu Suruga

Hikaru Sato named the show “~PASSION~” because he wants Hard Hit to ignite passion for the new generation of fighters. After the reintroduction of Hard Hit in March, Sato wanted to hold another event as soon as he could to continue that passion and cooperation between the fighters.

UNION “NIMOMAKEZU RAIN”, 17/06/2012
Kitizawa Town Hall

1. Big Rude Vs Taichi Kazato
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Keizo Matsuda Vs Hiroshi Fukuda & Rion Mizuki (w/ Rumi Kazama)
3. Ken Ohka & Mio Shirai Vs Choun-Shiryu & Cao Zhang (w/ Princess Makoto)
4. Triple Threat Tag Team Match: Isami Kodaka & Hiro Tsumaki Vs El Hijo del Goro & Goro Jr. Vs Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma
5. Cherry Vs Yuko Miyamoto
6. BJW Tag Team Title: Shuji Ishikawa & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Abdullah Kobayashi & Ryuji Ito

The RockNES Monsters make their debut in a Triple Threat Tag Team match.

WALLABY X DDT, 01/07/2012
Saitama Cerberus Dojo

1. JOM Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Hero Amon Vs Takao Soma
3. Survival Tobita Vs Michael Nakazawa
4. KEITA in THE House, Batten Tamagawa & Naoshi Sano Vs HARASHIMA, Masa Takanashi & Gota Ihashi

Keita Yano has cashed in his “Performance Rights Anytime, Anywhere” contract to hold a joint event between DDT and his own Wallaby promotion. Yano, going under his other moniker KEITA in THE House, is using the event to gather together his Wallaby Army and challenge DDT to see who comes out on top. He admits that it will be a struggle for his team to win but he vowed his team will be victorious. Tsurumi Amon swore that DDT will go through the entire show undefeated.


June Cards Update

May 21, 2012

DDT “DRAMATIC 2012 JUNE SPECIAL”, 03/06/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KO-D Tag Team Title: Yuji Hino & Yasu Urano (c) Vs GENTARO & Tomomitsu Matsunaga

Tomomitsu Matsunaga cashes in his “Right To Challenge Tag Anytime, Anywhere” contract to get his KO-D Tag Team Title match. He has chosen GENTARO to be his partner.

HARD HIT “~PASSION~”, 03/06/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

0. Dark Match: Jumbo Shibata Vs Isamu Taniguchi
1. Tanomusaku Toba Vs Ayumu Honda
2. HARASHIMA VS Kyosuke Sasaki
3. Ryuichi Sekine Vs ISAO
4. Masashi Takeda Vs Hyato Mashida
5. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazuki Hashimoto

Matches #1, #3 and #4 will have a 10 minute time limit. Matches #2 and #5 will have a 15 minute time limit.

Hikaru Sato and Shotaro Nasu still have their matches to be announced.

DDT “MASA TAKANASHI TRIUMPH ANNIVERSARY RETURN”, 15/06/2012
Edogawa Eastern Friend Hall

1. Emi Sakura Vs DJ Nira
2. Kota Ibushi & Danshoku Dino Vs Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda
3. Masa Takanashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga

Masa Takanashi takes centre stage for this show.

DDT “BUDOKAN PETER PAN 2012 ~ DDT 15TH ANNIVERSARY”, 18/08/2012
Tokyo Nippon Budokan

0. Special Dark Match: Muscle Sakai Vs X
1. Special Singles Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Minoru Suzuki
2. KO-D Openweight Title: Yuji Hino (c) Vs King Of DDT Winner

DDT confirms that the winner of this year’s King Of DDT tournament will face the KO-D Champion (currently Yuji Hino) in the main event of their biggest show ever.