Site Update for September

August 27, 2012

I am going on a week long trip to America tomorrow so there will be no more posts until next Wednesday at the earliest. So I am missing results for the “HURRICANE SKY LOVE” show in Nagoya. I’ll be at PAX Prime in Seattle though for anyone who wants to say hi. I’ll be the nerdy guy wearing a T-shirt with a video game reference on it. You can’t miss me!


Ultra-Generation Army, Let’s Go 30’s!

August 27, 2012

DDT “HURRICANE SKY LOVE”, 02/09/2012
Nagoya Telepia Hall

1. Akito Vs Tetsuya Endo
2. Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda Vs Hikaru Sato & Michael Nakazawa
3. MIKAMI Vs Makoto Oishi
4. Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs KUDO & Gota Ihashi
5. Kota Ibushi & Mr. #6 Vs Danshoku Dino & DJ Nira
6. Ultra-Generation Army Uprising: HARASHIMA, Masa Takanashi & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Keisuke Ishii, Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie

The temporarily named Ultra-Generation Army of Keisuke Ishii, Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie have sent a clear message to DDT that they are taking over the main event scene. Tired of seeing his seniors hogging the top spot, Ishii has rounded up his fellow generation wrestlers to make their move to the top spot. Their first targets are HARASHIMA, Masa Takanashi & Daisuke Sasaki. But make no mistake, wrestlers like Sanshiro Takagi, MIKAMI, KUDO, Kota Ibushi and Danshoku Dino are in their sights aswell.

DDT “OSAKA BAY BLUES SPECIAL 2012”, 16/09/2012
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2

1. Hikaru Sato & Shoichi Uchida Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
2. Kota Ibushi & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Yuji Hino
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yoshiaki Fujiwara (c) Vs Danshoku Dino
4. Michael Nakazawa Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. KO-D Tag Team Title: MIKAMI & Tatsumi Fujinami (c) Vs Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda

Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda get their KO-D Tag Team Title shot here.


DDT “DDT48 GENERAL ELECTION 2012 ~ASK FIRST SPECIAL~” Results

August 26, 2012

DDT “DDT48 GENERAL ELECTION 2012 ~ASK FIRST SPECIAL~”, 26/08/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,237 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Dark Match – Furious Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Saint Rion Vs Choun-Shiryu Vs Shoichi Uchida Vs Kiai Ryuuken Ecchan Vs Goro Jr ended in a No Contest when it was time for the show to begin (9:07).
1. Tetsuya Endo & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Hiroshi Fukuda & Taichi Kazato when Endo pinned Fukuda with a Moonsault Press (6:09).
2. Cherry defeated NOZOMI with the Cherryton Bomb (3:50).
3. 5 Vs 2 Handicap Match: Kengo Ohka & Mio Shirai defeated Gorgeous Matsuno, Hideki Shiota, Michael Nakazawa, Batten Tamagawa & Gota Ihashi when Ohka pinned Tamagawa with the Spear Of Fire (6:30).
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Isami Kodaka defeated KUDO & Akito when Kodaka submitted Akito with a Scorpion Deathlock (7:12).
5. E. YOSHIHIKO defeated MIKAMI with the Metempsychosis School Boy (7:26).
6. No. 1 Contendership For KO-D Tag Team Title – 3 Way Match: Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda defeated Hoshitango & Masa Takanashi and Seiya Morohashi & Ken Ohka when Honda pinned Morohashi with the Diving Fist Drop (6:36).
7. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Yuji Hino ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
8. DJ Nira defeated Danshoku Dino with a La Magistral Cradle (5:17).
9. Keisuke Ishii defeated Takao Soma with the Kneel Kick (7:42).
10. Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Hikaru Sato defeated Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki when HARASHIMA pinned Sasaki with the Somato (12:47).
11. DDT Extreme Title: Shuji Ishikawa (c) defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Splash Mountain (13:56).
*V1 for Shuji Ishikawa.

The polls were open for the DDT48 General Election 2012 with the fans in attendance already giving their votes for who they want to win the annual event.

Tsurumi Amon invited the DDT roster to the ring at the start of the show. He congratulated all of them on a job well done for the 15th Anniversary Show in Budokan Hall. He then said that DDT must continue to change and announced that all stables must disband and be replaced with new ones. The groups have until 19th September to split up and the new units must be created by 30th September. The response from all the wrestlers was negative. Makoto Oishi said that Homoiro Clover Z was approaching its one year anniverary while Masa Takanashi said he only just formed La Familia. Sanshiro Takagi went too far and called Amon a motherfucker. As punishment, Amon turned Takagi’s match with Yuji Hino later that night into a Falls Count Anywhere match. Takagi swore that the nWJ will not disband.

Amon then got the new group process rolling by creating a new stable of his own called the Tehajimeni Shinitai Tsurumi, or TST for short. He asked if anyone wanted to join but got no response. Amon thought the many wrestlers who want to join his awesome new group were feeling shy. So he decided to turn around and close his eyes. If anyone wanted to join him, they would stay inside the ring when he turned back around and opened his eyes. He did just that and when he looked back he found himself alone in the ring.

The first real formation of a new stable did take place at the end of the show when Shuji Ishikawa defeated Shigehiro Irie in a DDT Extreme Title match. Right after Shuji told Irie that he will never lose to him, Keisuke Ishii ran into the ring and struck Ishikawa with the Kneel Kick. Ishii asked Irie how long has he been under Ishikawa’s wing. He also asked Takao Soma how long he has been Sanshiro Takagi’s sidekick. It was now time for them to rise and take over. Ishii called out DDT’s established wrestlers and said he was going to pick a fight with all of them plus Union too. Irie cemented his decision to join Ishii by headbutting Ishikawa. He then said “My friends have increased a lot. I’m glad.” Soma told Takagi the nWJ was disbanding as of today. While this new unit does not have a name yet, it is clear that Ishii, Soma and Irie have declared war on the DDT veterans!

The DDT Extreme Title was defended in a normal match with no extra rules added. However, Shuji Ishikawa brought a chair into the ring and dared Shigehiro Irie into a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors to decide who gets to use a free chair shot. Shuji won.

If my translation is correct, DJ Nira performed a Rainmaker version of the Rocket Punch. That alone is enough of a reason why Nira deserved to beat Danshoku Dino.

HARASHIMA and last year’s DDT48 winner Hikaru Sato are certain to win some new votes with a victory over Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki.

In the Falls Count Anywhere match, Takagi kept shouting “Tokyo Dome!” whenever he chopped Yuji Hino. Whenever Hino chopped Takagi back, Hino shouted out “Korakuen Hall!” The match turned out to be mayhem with the two brawling all over the hall. Takagi would not shut up screaming “Tokyo Dome” and eventually told Yuji “Do not give up your dreams!” The match reached its time limit right when Hino was about to give Takagi the F****’N Bomb onto a table. Takagi got on Hino’s good side when he said Hino could meet Mariko Shinoda from AKB48 at the Tokyo Dome. Hino thought about it, sat down with Takagi next to the table he was about to break and shook hands with him.

The Let’s Go 30’s! team of Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano became the No. 1 Contender’s for the KO-D Tag Team Titles by winning the 3 Way Tag match. After the match, Honda spoke about having a sense of respect for wrestling, that he has the spirit to win and how he will protect wrestling because he loves it dearly. Yasu Urano said him versus MIKAMI is not interesting but Honda versus Tatsumi Fujinami has him excited. Honda said he has been studying Fujinami ever since Fujinami fought Antonio Inoki in Yokohama many years ago. Honda learned how Inoki targeted Fujinami’s medulla oblongata and he will do the same.

Yoshihiko (currently wrestling as E. YOSHIHIKO, I don’t know what the E stands for yet) must have had a secret training camp with a certain NOAH wrestler because he pulled out the Shiranui Kai on route to beating MIKAMI.

During the handicap match, Michael Nakazawa referred to Mio Shirai as “Tits Bastard!” Mio responded by calling Michael a “flat chested bastard!”

Cherry is really starting to embrace being 38 years old. She has now named a bunch of moves after her age such as the Thirty Eight Punch, the Thirty Eight Kick and the Thirty Eight Crusher.

Tetsuya Endo & Konosuke Takeshita got a surprising win over the more experienced Hiroshi Fukuda and Taichi Kazato. Fukuda brought in a tambourine to use as a weapon but accidentaly hit his partner with it instead, leading to their defeat.

The Furious Battle Royal was constantly interrupted with song and dance numbers by Saint Rion and the Homoiro Clover Z wrestlers. Tomomitsu Matsnaga looked like he was about to win when the bell rang and the match was declared a no contest.


DDT48 Card, Hurricane Sky Love, Osaka Bay Blues

August 24, 2012

DDT “DDT48 GENERAL ELECTION 2012 ~ASK FIRST SPECIAL~”, 26/08/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match – Furious Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Saint Rion Vs Choun-Shiryu Vs Shoichi Uchida Vs Kiai Ryuuken Ecchan Vs Goro Jr.
1. Tetsuya Endo & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Hiroshi Fukuda & Taichi Kozato
2. 5 Vs 2 Handicap Match: Kengo Ohka & Mio Shirai Vs Gorgeous Matsuno, Hideki Shiota, Michael Nakazawa, Batten Tamagawa & Gota Ihashi
3. KUDO & Akito Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Isami Kodaka
4. No. 1 Contendership For KO-D Tag Team Title – 3 Way Match: Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda Vs Hshitango & Masa Takanashi Vs Seiya Morohashi & Ken Ohka
5. Cherry Vs NOZOMI
6. Keisuke Ishii Vs Takao Soma
7. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Yuji Hino
8. MIKAMI Vs Yoshihiko
9. Danshoku Dino Vs DJ Nira
10. Special Tag Match: Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki Vs HARASHIMA & Hikaru Sato
11. DDT Extreme Title: Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

Both Cherry and Gota Ihashi have recovered from their illnesses and are now healthy enough to wrestle on the card. Cherry’s match with NOZOMI goes ahead as planned while Ihashi joins the team with the numbers advantage in the Handicap Match.

DDT “HURRICANE SKY LOVE”, 02/09/2012
Nagoya Telepia Hall

1. MIKAMI Vs Makoto Oishi
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs KUDO & Gota Ihashi
3. Kota Ibushi & Mr. #6 Vs Danshoku Dino & DJ Nira

Mr. #6 returns to team with the KO-D Champion!

DDT “OSAKA BAY BLUES SPECIAL 2012”, 16/09/2012
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2

1. Kota Ibushi & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Yuji Hino
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yoshiaki Fujiwara (c) Vs Danshoku Dino
3. Michael Nakazawa Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
4. KO-D Tag Team Title: MIKAMI & Tatsumi Fujinami Vs Winners Of 26/08 3 Way Tag Match

Yoshiaki Fujiwara Vs Danshoku Dino will still take place with or without the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title on the line. If Fujiwara is still the champion, the match will be for the title.


DDT “SEA WRESTLING” Results

August 22, 2012

DDT “SEA WRESTLING”, 22/08/2012
Kanagawa Ohama Beach
200 Fans

1. Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano defeated Keisuke Ishii & Tetsuya Endo when Honda submitted Endo with the Octopus Hold (7:02).
2. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi defeated Go Shiofuki & Takao Soma when Dino pinned Shiofuki with the Danshoku Driver On The Beach (7:13).
3. Kota Ibushi, KUDO & Hiroshi Fukuda defeated Sanshiro Takagi, HARASHIMA & Michael Nakazawa when Ibushi pinned Nakazawa with the Sit Down Last Ride (19:23).

DDT spent a sunny day at the beach for a little bit of wrestling at the seaside. A mat was set up in the sand to act as the ring and the first two matches were kept within that area. The main event of course went all over the place. Kota Ibushi brought along fireworks as usual. HARASHIMA hit the Somato on Hiroshi Fukuda off of a pier. Michael Nakazawa fell into a hole that was dug by the other team. The match eventually went into the sea and ended with Ibushi Moonsaulting off of a rock onto everybody in the water. After Ibushi won the match for his team, he smashed a watermelon with a mallet and shared pieces of the watermelon with the fans.


Sea Wrestling Card

August 21, 2012

DDT “SEA WRESTLING”, 22/08/2012
Kanagawa Ohama Beach

1. Antonio Honda & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Tetsuya Endo
2. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Go Shiofuki & Takao Soma
3. Kota Ibushi, KUDO & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Sanshiro Takagi, HARASHIMA & Michael Nakazawa

A small break at the beach should be enough for everyone in DDT to nurse their Budokan hangover.


Ibushi Vs Generico For The KO-D Title, DDT Extreme Title Match Back On

August 19, 2012

DDT “DDT48 GENERAL ELECTION 2012 ~ASK FIRST SPECIAL~”, 26/08/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match – Furious Battle Royal: Makoto Oishi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Saint Rion Vs Choun-Shiryu Vs Shoichi Uchida Vs Kiai Ryuuken Ecchan Vs Goro Jr.
1. Tetsuya Endo & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Hiroshi Fukuda & Taichi Kozato
2. 4 Vs 2 Handicap Match: Kengo Ohka & Mio Shirai Vs Gorgeous Matsuno, Hideki Shiota, Michael Nakazawa & Batten Tamagawa
3. KUDO & Akito Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Isami Kodaka
4. No. 1 Contendership For KO-D Tag Team Title – 3 Way Match: Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda Vs Hshitango & Masa Takanashi Vs Seiya Morohashi & Ken Ohka
5. Keisuke Ishii Vs Takao Soma
6. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Yuji Hino
7. MIKAMI Vs Yoshihiko
8. Danshoku Dino Vs DJ Nira
9. Special Tag Match: Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki Vs HARASHIMA & Hikaru Sato
10. DDT Extreme Title: Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs Shigehiro Irie

Every match except the main event and semi-main event will have a 10 minute time limit.

Shuji Ishikawa Vs Shigehiro Irie for the DDT Extreme Title finally takes place after the match was originally delayed in July when Ishikawa was diagnosed with rubella.

The winners of the 3 Way Tag Team match will get a KO-D Tag Team Title shot against MIKAMI & Tatsumi Fujinami on 16th September in Osaka.

Cherry Vs NOZOMI was also scheduled for this show but it has been cancelled due to Cherry’s illness. If Cherry recovers in time then the match will go ahead. If not, NOZOMI will be put into a different match.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2012 ~ DDT48 GENERAL ELECTION LAST DAY”, 30/09/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Kota Ibushi (c) Vs El Generico

DDT was quick to decide who was next to face Kota Ibushi for the KO-D Openweight Championship. El Generico approached Tsurumi Amon backstage at Budokan Hall before the main event to challenge the winner of Ibushi Vs Kenny Omega for the title. Ibushi, looking to avenge his comeback defeat to Generico back in April, accepted the challenge shortly after winning the match. At the press conference in Shinjuku, Generico talked about all the matches he had against Ibushi in the past and after seeing Ibushi Vs Omega, wondered what it will take for him to beat Ibushi again. He also called both of the Golden Lovers amazing wrestlers. Ibushi admitted he did a lot of crazy things in that match but thinks he does not have to go up to that dangerous level again to beat Generico. Ibushi also talked about Omega being hurt after their match. He said Omega’s body is battered but he did not suffer any serious injury.