Tokyo Women’s Wrestling Update, New Trainees, NOZOMI Resigns

November 30, 2012

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After a long, quiet period without any news, Tokyo Women’s Wrestling held a press conference today in the Dropkick Bar to announce its pre-debut plans as well as introduce three new trainees. But first, Tetsuya Koda announced that NOZOMI had resigned from the promotion. NOZOMI was the first and until recently only woman attached to the project since its formation earlier this year. She was not in attendance but did leave a message that Koda read out. According to NOZOMI, she joined the organisation so that she would someday get to be in the ring with her brother Takashi Dai. When Dai left DDT in October due to his injuries, NOZOMI no longer had any reason she wanted to stay with the company. NOZOMI will continue to wrestle and she apologised to everyone for her decision to leave.

Koda moved on and announced that Tokyo Women’s Wrestling will begin holding pre-debut events in Akihabra once a month starting in January. The events will consist of public training sessions and exhibition matches. He then introduced the three new trainees Kanna Shinmei, Chikage Kiba and Miyu Yamashita.

Kanna Shinmei
Age: 16
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Height: 165cm

Kanna became a wrestling fan when she watched Tiger Mask Vs Dynamite Kid matches on a DVD she borrowed from a friend. She wishes to learn the same “godlike technique” and become strong. She is now a fan of Dragon Gate, Freedoms, K-DOJO and DDT. Her current favorite wrestlers are Ken Ohka and DJ Nira. She wants to become a power fighter like Daisuke Sekimoto.

Chikage Kiba
Age: 17
Birthplace: Tokyo
Height: 149cm

Chikage is a fan of martial arts in general. She knows sambo and karate and often trains in self defence classes. She is a fan of the DEEP MMA promotion and All Japan Pro Wrestling. Her favorite fighters are Yuichiro Nagashima and Mizuto Hirota. Her hobby is cosplay and she often attends such events with friends. Recently she has dressed up as Vocaloid characters.

Miyu Yamashita
Age: 17
Birthplace: Fukuoka
Height: 164cm

Miyu had trained in martial arts since she was a child but her real dream is to become an idol. She auditioned for groups in the past but never passed them. She was introduced to Tokyo Women’s Wrestling by MIKAMI and her goal is to now become a pop singing and dancing pro wrestler. She loves Atsuko Maeda, formerly of AKB48.

All three were asked about NOZOMI’s resignation. Shinmei said it felt like a large presence had now disappeared. She is nervous but thinks that is a good thing. Kiba said it was very unfortunate but she is motivated to work hard and possibly become best friends with the other trainees. Yamashita didn’t give much of an answer.

Tokyo Women’s Wrestling will continue searching for more trainees. They are looking for physically and mentally healthy women aged between 15 to 25 years old.


December Card Update, First Match of 2013 Booked

November 30, 2012

DDT “NON-FIX 12.1”, 01/12/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Danshoku Dino, Hiroshi Fukuda & DJ Nira Vs Hikaru Sato, Masa Takanashi & Akito
2. Makoto Oishi Vs Takao Soma
3. Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango Vs Sanshiro Takagi, MIKAMI & Saint Seiya Rion
4. Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa
5. Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita
6. Kenny Omega Vs Hiro Tsumaki
7. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

DDT “WEST SIDE STORY SERIES 2012 IN FUKUYAMA”, 08/12/2012
Fukuyama Big Rose

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki
2. HARASHIMA Vs DJ Nira
3. Hikaru Sato & KENICHI Vs Akito & Hiro Tsumaki
4. MIKAMI Vs Gota Ihashi
5. Danshoku Dino & Tetsuya Endo Vs HANZO & SEIKI
6. Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi
7. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma Vs Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Masa Takanashi

DDT “WEST SIDE STORY SERIES 2012 IN HAMADA ~MIKAMI TRIUMPHANT PERFORMANCE~”, 09/12/2012
Hamada Iwami Budokan

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Akito
2. Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie Vs Gota Ihashi & Tetsuya Endo
3. Hikaru Sato Vs Daisuke Sasaki
4. 3 Way Match: Kenny Omega Vs Masa Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda
5. Kota Ibushi & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Danshoku Dino & DJ Nira
6. MIKAMI, Sanshiro Takagi & Makoto Oishi Vs HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Hiro Tsumaki

DDT “NEW YEAR SPECIAL”, 03/01/2013
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yoshiaki Fujiwara (c) Vs DJ Nira

DDT’s first match booked for 2013 sees DJ Nira facing the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion, currently Yoshiaki Fujiwara, for the belt.


Three Total Worlds, COZY Heaven Police Mobilised!

November 28, 2012

DDT “THREE TOTAL WORLDS”, 16/12/2012
Hakata Star Lanes

1. Michael Nakazawa Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
2. Yuto Aijima, Azul Dragon & Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi, Masa Takanashi & Yukio Sakaguchi
3. Keisuke Ishii, Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie Vs Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Batten Tamagawa
4. Maki Narumiya Vs Neko Nitta
5. Double Ring 5 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs Kenny Omega Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Hikaru Sato
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: MIKAMI & Tatsumi Fujinami (c) Vs Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi

The Imanari Team of Kota Ibushi and his chubby doppelganger Gota Ihashi have been given a KO-D Tag Team Title shot after Ihashi requested for one at Korakuen Hall this past weekend. Ihashi looks ready to kick it up a notch and finally become a more established member of the DDT roster. The key might be for him to copy Ibushi even more. The colours and design of his ring gear is now identical to Ibushi’s.

A change in the card sees Antonio Honda taken out of the Double Ring match. Danshoku Dino and Hikaru Sato are both added in, making this a 5 Way Match. Honda is now in a Monster Army plus Batten Tamagawa (for America!) Vs Team Dream Futures bout.

DDT “NEVER MIND 2012”, 23/12/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi Vs HARASHIMA & Hiro Tsumaki
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima Vs Monster Army
3. KO-D Openweight Title: El Generico (c) Vs Kenny Omega

Two months after they teamed together over in America for PWG, El Generico and Kenny Omega will soon collide over in Japan for DDT. Omega has voiced his displeasure at seeing Generico quickly achieve what he could not, victories over Kota Ibushi and winning the KO-D Openweight Championship. Generico has chosen Omega as his next challenger so the Canadian now has a chance to win the title he craves so much.

Antonio Honda’s stealing spree in the DDT locker room has gotten out of hand. His bad habit of stealing wrestling gear to sell online and raise funds for the Monster Army has finally gotten him into trouble. The straw that broke the camel’s back is a suitcase with a mystery item inside that Honda stole from Tsurumi Amon. Sanshiro Takagi has hired two powerful men to go after the Monster Army for their crimes. The team is none other than Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima! Takagi and TenKoji have banded together to become the COZY Police Force and their goal is to stop Honda from stealing more stuff. Takagi also wants his 3:46 entrance vest back, which Honda stole and gave to Hoshitango. The unknown factor right now is who out of the Monster Army will fight the Police. Will it be all of them?


Full Card For NON-FIX 12.1

November 26, 2012

DDT “NON-FIX 12.1”, 01/12/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Danshoku Dino, Hiroshi Fukuda & DJ Nira Vs Hikaru Sato, Masa Takanashi & Akito
2. Makoto Oishi Vs Takao Soma
3. Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango Vs Sanshiro Takagi, MIKAMI & Saint Seiya Rion
4. Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa
5. Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita
6. Kenny Omega Vs Hiro Tsumaki
7. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Some build-up is being built for the 23rd December Korakuen Hall show. Kenny Omega begins preparations for his KO-D Openweight Title shot. Sanshiro Takagi gets into a little scrap with the Monster Army before TenKoji arrives. Gota Ihashi is looking to aim for a KO-D Tag Team Title shot in the future. He may just get one with Kota Ibushi teaming with him.


DDT “SNAKE WORLD REINCARNATION FINAL ~ POISON SAWADA JULIE FOREVER” Results

November 25, 2012

DDT “SNAKE WORLD REINCARNATION FINAL ~ POISON SAWADA JULIE FOREVER”, 25/11/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,779 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Dark Match: Hoshitango defeated Taichi Kazato with the Midnight Buenos Aires (4:53).
1. Castle Siege Death Match – Final Chapter: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiri Irie & Takao Soma defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi & Akito (5:39).
2. Yasu Urano, Hikaru Sato & Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Masa Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yukio Sakaguchi when Sato submitted MatsunG with the Cross Armbreaker (8:41).
3. Danshoku Dino & DJ Nira defeated Michael Nakazawa & Hiroshi Fukuda when Nira pinned Fukuda after the Danshoku Driver (6:43).
4. Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Gota Ihashi defeated Yuji Hino, Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki when Ihashi pinned Honda with the Frog Splash (10:17).
5. KO-D Openweight Title: El Generico (c) defeated MIKAMI with the Brainbustaaaaahhhhh!!!!! (16:30).
*V2 for El Generico.
6. Poison Sawada JULIE Retirement Match: Hiro Tsumaki, Tetsuya Endo & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Poison Sawada JULIE, Takatoge & JARASHIMA when Takeshita pinned JULIE with the Touchdown (10:57).

Poison Sawada JULIE has retired from wrestling after 24 years of sleaze. Vipers, poison, the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title, snake magic, petrification, cloning, scorpions, feuds with karate dojos, time travel, a match against Masahiro Chono, J-Pop tribute acts and more. Poison Sawada had done it all in the Japanese wrestling scene. But his time has finally come to an end and efforts must be put in place for the new generation of wrestlers to shine, as highlighted by Sawada’s retirement match. Konosuke Takeshita is learning fast and now has two main event wins in a row.

El Generico passed his second defence of the KO-D Openweight Title against a very tough opponent. Generico praised MIKAMI for being a great challenger. The champion was given the chance to select his next opponent for 23rd December. That was when Kenny Omega entered the ring. He told Generico (in Japanese) he was upset with how Generico was able to quickly achieve goals that Omega couldn’t do during his 4 year stay in DDT. Generico was able to beat Kota Ibushi before Omega could. Generico was able to win the KO-D Title before Omega could. Generico simply replied by saying “I don’t speak Japanese.” Nevertheless, he chose Kenny Omega to be his next challenger.

It can now safely be said that Antonio Honda has a case of kleptomania. This time around, Honda stole leg guards from Kota Ibushi and Kenny Omega, items that would surely fetch a neat price online. The Golden Lovers were able to take their items back thanks to Gota Ihashi, who scored a big win and possibly discovered a suitable finisher in the form of the Frog Splash. Honda’s kleptomania flared up again after the match when he stole a briefcase from Tsurumi Amon. The briefcase contains something valuable that Amon was going to reveal to the DDT fans on 23/12. Honda then said he will sell the briefcase on Yahoo Auctions without knowing what is inside it.

Sanshiro Takagi then appeared to call Honda a thief. As punishment for his actions, the Monster Army would have to face Takagi plus a special tag team on 23/12. A video message then came up on the screen. It was Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima! They heard about Honda’s thievery and wanted to stop him. Tenzan’s message to Honda was “You’re under arrest, idiot!” and Kojima referred to themselves as the COZY Heaven Police Force. So it will be Sanshiro Takagi and TenKoji versus the Monster Army on 23/12!

For getting the pinfall on Match #3, DJ Nira earned the most valuable of prizes DDT can offer… an automatic Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title shot. Speaking of that belt, current champion Yoshiaki Fujiwara will return to DDT on 3rd January next year.

From what I have seen from translations and pictures posted online, the Castle Siege Death Match was sort of like a pro wrestling remake of DOTA/League Of Legends style video games. The Takagi Army and Team Drift each had a castle of stacked chairs to defend, one on the north stage of Korakuen Hall and one on the southside. There were also two smaller “towers” of stacked chairs inside the ring. Takagi hired a garrison of 15 people to defend his castle. Team Drift only hired one person, Toru Owashi! In a battle that saw a lot of chairs collapse, Team Drift were victorious in the end. Shigehiro Irie is said to have hurt his neck during the match. The injury happened when Irie gave Takagi the Vertical Drop Back Flip over on the north stage.

The next Hard Hit show has been announced to take place on 24th February in Shin-Kiba 1st RING. The show will have a youth theme to it.


Non-Fix And The December Union

November 23, 2012

DDT “NON-FIX 12.1”, 01/12/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita
2. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

The Ura-Shima-Kudo Ura-Shima-Hiro Vs Team Dream Futures feud gets back on track.

UNION “THE DECEMBER UNION 2012”, 24/12/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Cherry & Gabaiji-chan Vs Menso~re Oyaji & Mr. #6
2. Hiroshi Fukuda (w/ Rumi Kazama) Vs Ryuichi Sekine (w/ Mame Endo)
3. Ken Ohka Vs Mio Shirai

The tsundere pair of Ken Ohka and Mio Shirai cross paths for the first time in a while. Has Ohka finally learned how to escape from the lethal Figure 4 Neck Lock?

Gabaiji-chan is an elderly masked wrestler from K-DOJO. Much like Jackson Florida from Dragon Gate, he often requires a cane to stay on his feet and uses it often in his matches.


Matches For West Side Story Series (I Like To Be In America! OK By Me In America!)

November 23, 2012

DDT “WEST SIDE STORY SERIES 2012 IN FUKUYAMA”, 08/12/2012
Fukuyama Big Rose

1. Danshoku Dino & Tetsuya Endo Vs HANZO & SEIKI
2. Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma Vs Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Masa Takanashi

Surprise! Kenny Omega returns sooner than expected to join the tour.

DDT “WEST SIDE STORY SERIES 2012 IN HAMADA ~MIKAMI TRIUMPHANT PERFORMANCE~”, 09/12/2012
Hamada Iwami Budokan

1. 3 Way Match: Kenny Omega Vs Masa Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda
2. Kota Ibushi & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Danshoku Dino & DJ Nira
3. MIKAMI, Sanshiro Takagi & Makoto Oishi Vs HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Hiro Tsumaki

Here we get to see Ura-Shima-Hiro together for their first match as a trio.

DDT “WEST SIDE STORY SERIES 2012 IN KUMAMOTO”, 14/12/2012
Kumamoto Information Center

1. Maki Narumiya Vs Neko Nitta
2. Sanshiro Takagi & TAKA Michinoku Vs Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki
3. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma Vs Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Gota Ihashi

DDT “WEST SIDE STORY SERIES 2012 IN KAGOSHIMA ~KOTA IBUSHI TRIUMPHANT RETURN~”, 15/12/2012
Kagoshima

1. Maki Narumiya Vs Neko Nitta
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Masa Takanashi
3. Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano

DDT “THREE TOTAL WORLDS”, 16/12/2012
Hakata Star Lanes

1. Maki Narumiya Vs Neko Nitta
2. Double Ring 4 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs Kenny Omega Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Antonio Honda
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: MIKAMI & Tatsumi Fujinami (c) Vs X & X

There will be two rings set up inside Hakata Star Lanes for the show. DDT takes advantage of it by hosting a 4 Way match to be held in both rings.