DDT/DRAGON GATE “DDG COMES BACK”, 05/06/2012
Higashinari Citizens Center
0. Special Dark Match – Falls Count Anywhere: Michael Nakazawa Vs Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa is probably still going on (230:50). (Special Guest Referee: Gorgeous Matsuno)
1. Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma defeated Masaaki Mochizuki & Kotoka when Takagi pinned Kotoka with the Sit Down Sunflower Bomb (10:04).
2. Masa Takanashi & Ken Ohka defeated Super Shisa & Shisa Boy when Takanashi pinned Shisa Boy with the Takatonic (9:31).
3. Danshoku Rumble: Don Fujii defeated Danshoku Dino, Antonio Honda, Gorgeous Matsuno, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito and Rich Swann (14:47).
3a. Danshoku Dino kisseded Gorgeous Matsuno (0:57).
3b. Danshoku Dino kissed Rich Swann (6:55).
3c. Danshoku Dino kissed Antonio Honda (8:20).
3d. Danshoku Dino kissed Ryo “Jimmy” Saito (10:43).
3e. Don Fujii defeated Danshoku Dino with a Small Package (14:47).
4. Shingo Takagi & YAMATO defeated Kenny Omega & Keisuke Ishii when YAMATO pinned Ishii with the Gallaria (15:23)
5. BxB Hulk defeated Kota Ibushi with the First Flash (16:52).
6. HARASHIMA, KUDO, Shigehiro Irie & Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Cyber Kong, Naoki Tanizaki, Kzy & Mondai Ryu by DQ when Ryu attacked the referee (3:00).
6a. Sanshiro Takagi, Masaaki Mochizuki, HARASHIMA, KUDO & Shigehiro Irie defeated Akira Tozawa, Cyber Kong, Naoki Tanizaki, Kzy & Mondai Ryu when HARASHIMA pinned Kzy with the Somato (12:10).
The Falls Count Anywhere dark match between Michael Nakazawa and Stalker Ichikawa began 5 minutes before the doors of the arena were open to the public. After brawling outside the ring for a long time and guest ref Gorgeous Matsuno being unable to physically count to three, the match was nearing its time limit. Nakazawa, Ishikawa and Matsuno all agreed to get rid of the time limit and continue the match until a winner was crowned. They brawled to the back and everyone has assumed that the match is still going on.
Sanshiro Takagi and Masaaki Mochizuki became kindred spirits after the opening match, showing respect to each other for still going strong into their forties. Takagi wondered if they should form a tag team to show the younger wrestlers that they’ve still got it.
Ken Ohka tried to get Masa Takanashi and Super Shisa to put aside their differences and shake hands after their match. Takanashi refused and lashed out at Shisa Boy. Super Shisa got angry and gave everyone in the ring the Yoshitonic, even Takayuki Yagi the referee.
Danshoku Dino announced the rules for the Danshoku Rumble. Dino believes that 80% of pro wrestlers are secretly gay and it was up to him to get them out of the closet. So for this match if Dino kissed any of his opponents, they would have to admit they were gay and wear one of Dino’s spare tights. Anyone who beats Dino or lasts 15 minutes without getting kissed wins the match and proves that they are not gay. One by one the competitors fell to Dino and Don Fujii was soon left on his own. But right when Dino had Fujii’s head down his tights for the Danshoku Driver, Fujii escaped and pinned him with a Small Package to win. Then it was revealed that Fujii was wearing Danshoku tights under his gear all along and he gave Kotoka a kiss followed by the Danshoku Driver.
Back to the proper matches, Dragon Gate scored victories in the two most anticipated bouts. Shingo Takagi & YAMATO were too powerful for Kenny Omega & Keisuke Ishii to handle. As Omega and YAMATO were going back and forth, Takagi caught Omega by surprise with a Pumping Bomber. Ishii tried to keep the match alive but was then targeted by YAMATO. Ishii was down and out after a Vertical Drop Brainbuster and the Gallaria.
BxB Hulk defeated Kota Ibushi in a rematch from their DDG bout five years ago. Both men have grown a lot since then, both with their ability and with their personalities. Ibushi almost won with two Lariat and the Sit Down Last Ride Power Bomb. Hulk turned the tables with a big combo of Mouse, F.T.X., Spin Kick, Axe Kick and finally the First Flash to score the win and avenge his defeat to Ibushi from 5 years ago.
The main event saw some changes due to a possible delay with Akira Tozawa returning from the UK. When it was time for the main event to begin, Kzy yelled about Tozawa not being in the arena and also said that both Naoki Tanizaki & Mondai Ryu would replace him. The MAD BLANKEY team then attacked the DDT team until Mochizuki ran out to make the save. HARASHIMA then suggested to make the match an 8-Man Tag Team bout with Mochizuki joining him, KUDO & Shigehiro Irie. The match was made and Mochizuki was about to win in quick fashion after giving Ryu the Twister. However, the other MAD BLANKEY wrestlers pulled the ref out of the ring during the pin and got themselves disqualified in the process.
As both teams brawled after the match, Tozawa finally showed up and insulted both DDT. He also said they should stop hosting anymore DDG shows. Sanshiro Takagi came out and HARSHIMA suggested to restart the main event this time as a 10-Man Tag Team match with Takagi and Tozawa now involved. The restart saw the DDT+Mochi team bring the fight back to MAD BLANKEY with Irie trading Lariats with Cyber Kong, HARASHIMA & KUDO sandwiching Mondai Ryu with Middle Kicks, Mochi kicking the crap out of Tozawa and Takagi carrying both Tozawa and Ryu over his shoulders at the same time for a Spicolli Driver. The match ended when HARASHIMA dumped Kzy on his head with a Reverse Frankensteiner and then flattened him with the Somato.
As the show came to an end, HARASHIMA thanked the crowd for coming to see the first DDG show in four years. Takagi and Mochizuki again talked about forming a team together and becoming the strongest pair of wrestlers who were born on January, 1970. Michael Nakazawa and Stalker Ishikawa then made a reappearance to remind people their match was still going on.