Site Update

July 29, 2012

The site will be quiet for the next couple of days since I will be over in London for the Olympics. I’ll be back before the Beer Garden week ends so I won’t miss much leading up to the big Budokan show. There may be updates posted on the Twitter page but don’t count on it. Any results missed will be caught up to date by Friday. There will also be a break after the Budokan show since I will be on holiday at the end of August, but I’ll figure that out when the time comes. See you lot in a few days.

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DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ DDT SUNDAY” Results

July 29, 2012

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ DDT SUNDAY”, 29/07/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
490 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma defeated Rion Mizuki & Tetsuya Endo when Soma pinned Endo with the Boma-Ye (9:16).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Iron Man Battle Royal: Hiroshi Fukuda defeated Choun-Shiryu (c), Akito and Yuki Sato (10:00).
2a. Hiroshi Fukuda defeated Choun-Shiryu by Pinfall (c) (1:38).
*Hiroshi Fukuda becomes the 930th champion.
2b. Akito defeated Hiroshi Fukuda (c) with the Heavy Killer (2:43).
*Akito becomes the 931st champion.
2c. Choun-Shiryu defeated Akito (c) with the Drunken Master School Boy (2:58).
*Choun-Shiryu becomes the 932nd champion.
2d. Yuki Sato defeated Choun-Shiryu with a Chair Attack (6:03).
*Yuki Sato becomes the 933rd champion.
2e. Hiroshi Fukuda defeated Yuki Sato (c) with the Perfect Plex (6:30).
*Hiroshi Fukuda becomes the 934th champion.
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Hiroshi Fukuda (c) with a School Boy (6:43 pm).
*Gorgeous Matsuno becomes the 935th champion.
3. Yuji Hino, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda defeated Masa Takanashi, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango (w/ Yoshiko) when Honda pinned Takanashi with a School Boy (7:52).
4. Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega defeated Michael Nakazawa & Gota Ihashi when Omega pinned Nakazawa with the Croyt’s Wrath (15:42).
KO-D Openweight Title: Kota Ibushi (c) defeated DJ Nira with the Sit Down Last Ride (8:52).
*V1 for Kota Ibushi. DJ Nira cashes in his “Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere” contract.
6. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: KUDO & Makoto Oishi defeated DJ Nira & Gorgeous Matsuno (c) when Oishi pinned Matsuno after a Rocket Punch from DJ Nira (10:28).
*Makoto Oishi becomes the 936th champion.
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Hiroshi Fukuda defeated Makoto Oishi (c) with the Perfect Russian Leg Sweep (8:20 pm).
*Hiroshi Fukuda becomes the 937th champion.
7. HARASHIMA, MIKAMI & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Seiya Morohashi, Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie when HARASHIMA pinned Irie with the Somato (12:13).
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Hiroshi Fukuda (c) with a School Boy (8:53 pm).
*Gorgeous Matsuno becomes the 938th champion.

What a busy day for Kota Ibushi. First off he wins the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title in New Japan, then he teams with future opponent Kenny Omega in DDT. Then he suddenly gets challenged by DJ Nira. That’s right, DJ Nira finally cashed in his “Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere” contract to get his KO-D Openweight Title match right there in Shin-Kiba 1st Ring.

But we’ll get to that in a moment. Before that happened, Michael Nakazawa had some words to say to the Golden Lovers. He was in the corner for both Ibushi & Omega when they won their titles in New Japan and All Japan. Now the loyal dog was going to bite back. Him and Gota Ihashi tried to jump the Golden Lovers but they were easily brushed aside. Nakazawa then said the match was now a 3-On-2 Handicap match. Unfortunately for him, the third man never came out and the match continued as scheduled. Kenny ducked the Ultlimate Venom Arm of Nakazawa and pinned him with the Croyt’s Wrath. That was when DJ Nira appeared.

Nira low blowed Ibushi to start the match. He tried to do a Body Slam but the champion was too heavy and fell on top of him. Nira tried a distraction tactic and asked Ibushi to say his 7 times tables and his 2 time tables. The distraction gave Nira enough time to recover and hit Ibushi with the dreaded Rocket Punch. Too bad Ibushi noticed one of his boot laces was untied and he bent over to fix it. Nira flew over Ibushi and the Rocket Punch missed its target. Ibushi then hit Nira with a Lariat and finished him off with multiple Power Bombs to end one of the more bizarre title defences in Ibushi’s career.

DJ Nira was beaten so badly he had to be placed on a table and stretchered out to the back. However, Gorgeous Matsuno kept him in the ring since they had a tag team match against KUDO & Makoto Oishi beginning next. Nira was a non-factor for most of the match even with his opponents trying to keep him standing. After that match, Nira said he decided to cash in tonight because he heard Tsurumi Amon say the Budokan Hall show was cancelled. Amon had no idea where he got that idea from. Nira blamed Amon for his defeat, saying that this show was supposed to be his Budokan moment. He then crawled back onto the stretcher table and asked to be carried away (I managed to get four paragraphs out of a DJ Nira match. I think that’s some sort of achievement.)

Seiya Morohashi continued to wrestle as Shuji Ishikawa’s replacement, taking the big man’s place in the main event. HARASHIMA regained momentum heading towards Budokan Hall after he pinned Shigehiro Irie with the Somato. Afterwards, he brought out Togi Makabe to talk about their upcoming match against Ishikawa & Ryuji Ito. They confirmed it will be a Hardcore match. When Makabe noticed that Ishikawa wasn’t here, he asked where that “muppet” was. When told that Shuji has rubella, Makabe said that was a fine excuse. HARASHIMA vowed that he and Makabe will win.

The friendly competition within Monster Army continued when the Crying Wolf side faced the Familia side in a 6-Man Tag. The Familia brought in an unexpected cornergirl, Yoshiko from Stardom. However, Yoshiko cost her team the match and Antonio Honda revealed her as a spy for Crying Wolf! Honda said that she and Tanomusaku Toba are the final members of their football team for Budokan Hall.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title is back from Bolivia and just as active as ever. Nine title changes occured at the show. Choun-Shiryu got revenge on Yuki Sato for ambushing him a few weeks ago by doing the same to win the title. Then during the scheduled title match, Hiroshi Fukuda wound up as the winner. Gorgeous Matsuno then won the belt. Then Matsuno lost it to Makoto Oishi during their tag team match which also included KUDO and a disappointed DJ Nira. Fukuda ran down to the ring to win the belt again before fleeing. Matsuno caught up with Fukuda at the end of the show and left Shin-Kiba as the latest champion.

New World Japan attacked Rion Mizuki as he made his entrance for the opener. After the defeat, Sanshiro Takagi offered to buy Mizuki’s robe for 500,000 yen. Mizuki refused and after a lot of arguing, Takagi said he was going to spend 10 million yen to make the greatest robe ever in time for Budokan Hall.


UNION “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ UNION DAY” Results

July 29, 2012

UNION “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ UNION DAY”, 29/07/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
267 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Goro Jr. defeated Taichi Kazato with the Goro Suplex (15:52).
2. Cherry defeated Rabbit Miyu by Pinfall (6:11).
3. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: A. YAZAWA & Mame Endo defeated Mio Shirai & Hiroshi Fukuda (w/ Rumi Kazama) when YAZAWA pinned Fukuda with an Upstart Kick (14:19).
4. Hardcore Triple Threat Match: Isami Kodaka defeated Ken Ohka and Kengo Ohka when Kodaka submitted Ken Ohka with a Scorpion Deathlock (8:37).
5. Last Man Standing Match: Shigehiro Irie defeated Seiya Morohashi with a Headbutt (16:36).

Shuji Ishikawa was struck with rubella in the lead up to the show and forced to miss the event, cancelling his DDT Extreme Title defence against Shigehiro Irie. Big Rude offered to lead Union by example and take Shuji’s place. He was so determined to take the match he decided to drop the Big Rude gimmick and wrestle as Seiya Morohashi instead. Despite his good intentions, Morohashi could not defeat Irie in the Last Man Standing Match. He got close thanks to the use of a chair several times but eventually Irie flattened him with the Vertical Drop Back Flip. Irie then headbutted Morohashi into a bloody pulp until he could no longer stand.

Naomi Susan addressed everyone after the show. She thanked the roster for fighting their best and working together in Union, even with Ishikawa’s absence. She said Union’s next show will take place on 12th August. Hiroshi Fukuda suggested that the main event should be him versus Ric Flair. Seiya Morohashi then took the mic and gave a toast to Union.

With Big Rude out of the semi-main event, the Hardcore Tag Team match was turned into a Hardcore Triple Threat. Isami Kodaka defeated Ken Ohka & Kengo Ohka when he submitted Ken with a Scorpion Deathlock.

The songs used in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match were “Kuroku Nuritsubuse” by Eikichi Yazawa, “Love Revolution 21” by Morning Musume, “Chai Maxx” by Momoiro Clover Z, the Lambada and “Memory Of Love” by Shigeru Matsuzaki. Hiroshi Fukuda tried to dance with every wrestler during the musical moments, even his opponents. When Rumi Kazama asked him why he did this, Fukuda said “I just want to get along with everyone.” Fukuda wants to be friends with many wrestlers from many organisations. Kazama wasn’t happy and she ditched him. This made Fukuda upset and he ran away from ringside crying.

Cherry came out wearing bunny ears and asked the crowd who was the cuter looking bunny, her or Rabbit Miu? Cherry was booed while Miu got cheered. During the match, Cherry tried to force Miu to have her first drink of wine but it was knocked away. After Cherry won the match, she asked Miu if she was a good rabbit and offered a handshake. Miu declined and walked off.

Goro Jr. used Lancashire style wrestling to win his match against Taichi Kazato. Well, at least that is what he claims.

There was said to be a very long line of people waiting to take photos with Naomi Susan, Cherry and Mio Shirai during intermission.


Ibushi Wins IWGP Jr. Title Again

July 29, 2012

NJPW “40TH ANNIVERSARY LAST REBELLION”, 29/07/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,040 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Kota Ibushi defeated Low Ki (c) with the Phoenix Splash (19:30).
*Low Ki fails in V2. Kota Ibushi becomes the 64th IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion!

Kota Ibushi returned to New Japan today to challenge Low Ki for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship, the title he had to vacate back in September 2011 after a shoulder injury. With Kenny Omega, Daisuke Sasaki and Michael Nakazawa in his corner, Ibushi fought tooth and nail with Low Ki. The champ dodged Ibushi’s Quebrada outside the ring and later applied an upside down Dragon Sleeper hanging from the top rope. Ibushi recovered and hit the Quebrada a second time. Feet were flying from both wrestlers as their kick heavy offence came into play. Low Ki avoided the Sit Down Last Ride and tried to finish the match with the Phoenix Splash. But Ibushi rolled out of the way and struck Low Ki with the Cartwheel Overhead Kick. Ibushi landed his own Phoenix Splash to pin Low Ki and win the IWGP Jr. Title for the second time. Afterwards, KUSHIDA came out to challenge the new champion.

The big victory continues Ibushi’s path of success since returning from injury. His next big challenge is Kenny Omega at the DDT 15th Anniversary Show in Budokan Hall.


Ishikawa Pulled From Beer Garden Show

July 29, 2012

Shuji Ishikawa has been struck with rubella and will not be able to appear at today’s Union Beer Garden show. His DDT Extreme Title defence against Shigehiro Irie has been called off and a new match for Irie will be announced at the show.


Complete Beer Garden Cards (Except The Last Day)

July 27, 2012

UNION “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ UNION DAY”, 29/07/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Taichi Kazato Vs Goro Jr.
2. Cherry Vs Rabbit Miyu
3. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: A. YAZAWA & Mame Endo Vs Mio Shirai & Hiroshi Fukuda (w/ Rumi Kazama)
4. Isami Kodaka & Big Rude Vs Ken Ohka & Kengo Ohka
5. DDT Extreme Title – Last Man Standing Match: Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ DDT SUNDAY”, 29/07/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Iron Man Battle Royal: Yuki Sato (c) Vs Choun-Shiryu Vs Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Akito
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma Vs Rion Mizuki & Tetsuya Endo
3. KUDO & Makoto Oishi Vs DJ Nira & Gorgeous Matsuno
4. Yuji Hino, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda Vs Masa Takanashi, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango
5. Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega Vs Michael Nakazawa & Gota Ihashi
6. HARASHIMA, MIKAMI & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ NWJ PRODUCE DAY”, 30/07/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 61-Minute Best 2-Out-Of 3 Falls Match: Takao Soma Vs Keisuke Ishii
2. MMA Battle: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Tanomusaku Toba
3. 4 Way Tag Team Match: Gorgeous Matsuno & Rion Mizuki Vs Mio Shirai & Ryo Mizunami Vs Naoshi Sano & Batten Tamagawa Vs Go Shiofuki & Kinteki Sakuragaoka (Special Guest Referee: GENTARO)
4. Sanshiro Takagi & New Sanshiro Takagi Vs Michael Nakazawa & New Michael Nakazawa

The 4 Way Tag Team match features teams from different corners of Japanese wrestling. Gorgeous Matsuno & Rion Mizuki are representing DDT, Mio Shirai & Ryo Mizunami from Pro Wrestling WAVE are representing Joshi, Naoshi Sano & Batten Tamagawa are representing the indies and Go Shiofuki & Kinteki Sakuragaoka are representing college student wrestling clubs. GENTARO has been appointed as the referee for the match since he can be trusted to handle the chaos that is certain to break out.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ KENNY OMEGA PRODUCE DAY”, 31/07/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Rock-Paper-Scissors Death Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Masa Takanashi
2. Ice Ribbon Offer Match: Hikaru Shida & Neko Nitta Vs Maki Marumiya & Tsukushi
3. Boxing Rules: Kota Ibushi Vs Gota Ihashi
4. Kenny Omega & Michael Nakazawa Vs Hikaru Sato & Hiroshi Yamato

If I remember correctly, the last boxing match that took place at a Beer Garden show ended in mayhem but that one had two extra wrestlers involved.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ ANTONIO HONDA PRODUCE DAY”, 01/08/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Texas Tiger Rope Match: Kento Miyahara Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
2. Watermelon Crash Death Match: GENTARO Vs Big Rude
3. The Old Man & The Sea & The Wine & The Tears: Masa Takanashi & Hoshitango Vs Yasu Urano & HIROKI Vs Great Kojika & Ricky Fuji
4. Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki

The third match is a 3 Way Tag Team death match that involves wine, wasabi, cream puffs and something related to the sea. The last part might just be water but that would be disappointing.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ HOMOIRO CLOVER Z PRODUCE DAY”, 02/08/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Strange Bifurcation Allowed: Makoto Oishi & KUDO Vs Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi
2. Perfect Plex Challenge: Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Hikari Minami, Michael Nakazawa, Rikiya Shindo & X
3. Akito Vs Shuji Ishikawa
4. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Kota Ibushi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Big Rude Vs Gota Ihashi

You read the first match right. Makoto Oishi is wrestling for both teams in the tag team match.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ HARASHIMA PRODUCE DAY”, 03/08/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Endo Test Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs X
2. BOYZ Offer Match: Takao Soma, Daisuke Sasaki & Tsutomu Oosugi Vs Masa Takanashi, Yuki Sato & Hercules Senga
3. Isami Kodaka & Hoshitango Vs KUDO & Ryuichi Sekine
4. HARASHIMA Vs Hikaru Sato

Tanomusaku Toba has pulled out of the show. Hoshitango will take his place to team with Isami Kodaka.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ DDT SATURDAY”, 04/08/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. DDT Beer Garden Specialty – Lottery 6-Man Tag Team Match: X, X & X Vs X, X & X


DDT & Union Both Get Ready For The Beer Garden

July 25, 2012

UNION “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ UNION DAY”, 29/07/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Taichi Kazato Vs Goro Jr.
2. Cherry Vs Rabbit Miu
3. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: A. YAZAWA & Mame Endo Vs Mio Shirai & Hiroshi Fukuda (w/ Rumi Kazama)
4. Isami Kodaka & Big Rude Vs Ken Ohka & Kengo Ohka
5. DDT Extreme Title – Last Man Standing Match: Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

Mame Endo comes to us from Triple Six and Rabbit Miu is from JWP.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ DDT SUNDAY”, 29/07/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Iron Man Battle Royal: Yuki Sato (c) Vs Choun-Shiryu Vs Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Akito
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma Vs Rion Mizuki & Tetsuya Endo
3. KUDO & Makoto Oishi Vs DJ Nira & Gorgeous Matsuno
4. Yuji Hino, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda Vs Masa Takanashi, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango
5. Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega Vs Michael Nakazawa & Gota Ihashi
6. HARASHIMA, MIKAMI & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Danshoku Dino was recently hit with rubella and will miss this show. He may also miss the Homoiro Clover Z show later in the week if he does not recover in time.

The Monster Army explodes. Already. What is going on with them?

Yuki Sato is the current Iron Man Heavymtalweight Champion, pinning Dick Togo in Bolivia yesterday. I have no idea if he will be back in time to defend the title here or if he will have the belt when he does come back.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ NWJ PRODUCE DAY”, 30/07/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 61-Minute Best 2-Out-Of 3 Falls: Takao Soma Vs Keisuke Ishii
2. MMA Battle: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Tanomusaku Toba
3. Sanshiro Takagi & New Sanshiro Takagi Vs Michael Nakazawa & New Michael Nakazawa

AV model Miyuki Yokoyama will be a ring girl for the MMA Battle.

One of the falls in the Best 2-Out-Of-3 match between Takao Soma Vs Keisuke Ishii will be fought under Falls Count Anywhere rules.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ KENNY OMEGA PRODUCE DAY”, 31/07/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Boxing Rules: Kota Ibushi Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Kenny Omega & Michael Nakazawa Vs Hikaru Sato & Hiroshi Yamato

The DDT Vs All Japan feud reignites with Kenny Omega inviting Hiroshi Yamato over for a friendly(?) scrap. Omega will be teaming with his buddy Michael Nakazawa while Yamato will team with Hikaru Sato for the first time since the AJPW Jr. Tag League back in April.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ ANTONIO HONDA PRODUCE DAY”, 01/08/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Texas Tiger Rope Match: Kento Miyahara Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
2. Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Kento Miyahara from Diamond Ring will make his first appearance for DDT in the dreaded Texas Tiger Rope Match against Hiroshi Fukuda.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ HOMOIRO CLOVER Z PRODUCE DAY”, 02/08/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

Wrestler Participation: Kota Ibushi, KUDO, Makoto Oishi, Hiroshi Fukuda & Akito.

Danshoku Dino is also expected to take part if he recovers on time.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ HARASHIMA PRODUCE DAY”, 03/08/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tanomusaku Toba & Isami Kodaka Vs KUDO & Ryuichi Sekine
2. HARASHIMA Vs Hikaru Sato

The last time HARASHIMA and Hikaru Sato faced each other was at the 2nd Round of King Of DDT 2012. HARASHIMA won that match with the Somato.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2012 ~ DDT SATURDAY”, 04/08/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. DDT Beer Garden Specialty – Lottery 6-Man Tag Team Match: X, X & X Vs X, X & X

DDT will bring together six wrestlers to participate in the match. A box filled with the wresters’ names will be passed around to different fans in the audience. Those who get to pick out a name then get to choose which team they will be on.