New Year’s Eve Wrestling 2012 – Full Card!

December 29, 2012

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2012”, 31/12/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match – Olympic Rules: X Vs X
0. Dark Match: Cherry & Tetsuya Endo Vs Mad Dog & X
1. Big Japan Vs DDT: Kazuki Hashimoto Vs Takao Soma
2. Big Japan Vs KAIENTAI-DOJO: Shinya Ishikawa & Shinobu Vs Taishi Takizawa & Yuki Sato
3. DDT Vs KAIENTAI-DOJO: MIKAMI, Masa Takanashi & Akito Vs TAKA Michinoku, Daigoro Kashiwa & HIROKI
4. Cinderella Title: Emi Sakura Vs Bambi Vs Mototsugu Shimizu Vs The Winger Vs Karate Brahman Vs Yasu Urano Vs Mame Endo Vs Ken Ohka Vs Ricky Fuji Vs Atsushi Ohashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Makoto Oishi
5. WHCTLC (Double Ring Hardcore Tables, Ladders & Chairs) Match: Jaki Numazawa, Danny Havoc & Saburo Inematsu Vs MASADA, Masashi Takeda & Hoshitango
6. Tag Team Gauntlet: Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga Vs Tommy End & Michael Dante Vs Makoto Oishi & Hiro Tonai Vs Menso~re Oyaji & Golden Pine Vs Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi
7. Fluorescent Lighttubes Death Match: Ryuji Ito, Drake Younger & Ryuichi Sekine Vs Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto
8. Special Single Match: Osamu Nishimura Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
9. Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Hino & Shuji Ishikawa Vs Hiro Tsumaki, Hideyoshi Kamitani & Tank Nagai
10. Big Japan Vs DDT Vs KAIENTAI-DOJO 3 Way Match: Yoshihito Sasaki & Yuji Okabayashi Vs HARASHIMA & Danshoku Dino Vs Kengo Mashimo & Shiori Asahi

The card for this year’s big finale for the independent puroresu feds is now set. Korakuen Hall will contain two wrestling rings for the show and a WHCTLC (which stands for Double Ring Hardcore Tables, Ladders & Chairs) Match has been booked to utilise both of them. Meanwhile parts of the card have an emphasis on the young generation. The semi-main event has Hiro Tsumaki from Union, Hideyoshi Kamitani from Big Japan and Tank Nagai from K-DOJO taking on the heavyweight aces of their companies Shuji Ishikawa, Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Hino. Union’s Hiroshi Fukuda won a Samurai TV! poll to earn a match against Osamu Nishimura. We also have CZW and wXw appearances with Drake Younger, MASADA, Danny Havoc, Tommy End and Michael Dante all competing.

The other theme of the show is an Olympic Games style competition taking place between DDT, Big Japan and K-DOJO. Not only will points be on the line for each inter-promotional match but there will also be non-wrestling contests taking place throughout the night as well. Pre-show Olympic wrestling matches will also take place with the competitors yet to be decided.


Double Titles, Trios Tournament, Kana Vs Pervert, Dino Vs Old Guy

December 27, 2012

DDT “YOKOHAMA NEW YEAR WRESTLING FIESTA”, 06/01/2013
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

1. Young New Generation Battle: Hideyoshi Kamitani, Hiroshi Fukuda, Neko Nitta, Yusaku Ito, Tank Nagai, X
2. Michael Nakazawa, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Hikaru Sato Vs Kana, Mio Shirai & Sanshiro Takagi
3. Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma Vs Isami Kodaka & Hiro Tsumaki
4. Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
6. New Year Battle Royal: Antonio Honda Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs DJ Nira Vs Akito Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs Masa Takanashi Vs Tetsuya Endo
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: MIKAMI & Tatsumi Fujinami (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano

Kana’s return to DDT will have her be in the ring with Michael Nakazawa again. The last time Kana and Nakazawa fought each other was during an Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title Battle Royal that ended with Kana shoving Nakazawa’s head into a toilet to win the belt.

Tank Nagai from K-DOJO is added to the Young Generation 6-Man Tag. Nagai was awarded with the Rookie of the Year prize in his home promotion this year.

DDT “OSAKA 24 ZONE TOUR ~ NISHI DISTRICT”, 12/01/2013
Osaka Nishi Kumin Center

1. KO-D 6 Person Tag Team Title Tournament – Semi Final: Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi & Akito Vs HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Hiro Tsumaki
2. KO-D 6 Person Tag Team Title Tournament – Semi Final: Keisuke Ishii, Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie Vs Isami Kodaka, Seiya Morohashi & Ken Ohka
3. Planning The New Year! – Michael Nakazawa 5 Match Trial: Michael Nakazawa Vs Kiai Ryuuken Ecchan, Hideki Shiota, DJ Nira, Hikaru Sato & Tetsuya Endo
4. Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki Vs MIKAMI & Shoichi Uchida
5. Kota Ibushi & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi
6. Geishun Colossal Dream Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Yuji Hino
7. KO-D 6 Person Tag Team Title Tournament – Final: Winners of Semi Final #1 Vs Winners of Semi Final #2.

A one night tournament has been set up to determine the first ever KO-D 6 Person Tag Team Champions. Team Castle, UraShimaHiro, Team Dream Futures and Union make up the four teams of three. Meanwhile Danshoku Dino has a date with Yuji Hino while Michael Nakazawa goes through a gauntlet of DDT wrestlers to prepare for the year ahead.

UNION “NEW YEAR UNION 2013”, 14/01/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Jun Kasai
2. Cherry & Masako Takanashi Vs Mio Shirai & Yuko Miyamoto
3. DDT Extreme Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

The main event has more than just the DDT Extreme Title on the line. The winner will also go on to main event DDT’s Korakuen Hall event later this month against Kenny Omega in a Double Title match.

DDT “DIAMOND DUST IN NAGOYA 2013”, 20/01/2013
Nagoya Telepia Hall

1. Akito & Shigehiro Irie Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kengo Takai
2. Danshoku Dino Vs Gabaiji-chan

Danshoku Dino’s original opponent El Samurai is now unable to wrestle on this show. Luckily, DDT found a suitable replacement in the form of Gabiji-chan. This elderly gentleman is from K-DOJO and is as mobile as Jackson Florida from Dragon Gate. Plus chances are good that he doesn’t stink of tobacco smoke.

DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2013”, 27/01/2013
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Kenny Omega (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii (c)

The first DDT Korakuen main event of 2013 is a big one. Both the KO-D Openweight Title and DDT Extreme Title will be on the line in a Double Title match. Kenny Omega’s first defence of the KO-D Title will be against either Keisuke Ishii or Isami Kodaka. The only person to hold both championships at the same time was Sanshiro Takagi in 2008.


UNION “THE DECEMBER UNION 2012” Results

December 24, 2012

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UNION “THE DECEMBER UNION 2012”, 24/12/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
267 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Yasushi Sato defeated SAGAT with a Backslide Pin (4:18).
1. Ryuichi Sekine (w/ Rumi Kazama) defeated Hiroshi Fukuda (w/ Mame Endo) with a High Kick (4:55).
2. Hida Kubota & Yasu Kubota defeated Goro Jr. & El Hijo del Goro when Hida Kubota pinned El Hijo del Goro with a Piledriver (5:24).
3. Reindeer Match: Ken Ohka defeated Mio Shirai when he took her reindeer hat (0:15).
3a. Mio Shirai defeated Ken Ohka with the Figure Four Neck Lock (3:26).
4. Menso~re Oyaji & Mr. #6 defeated Cherry & Gabaiji-chan when Mr. #6 pinned Cherry with a Cradle (10:19).
5. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma defeated Seiya Morohashi, Hiro Tsumaki & Daichi Kazato when Ishii pinned Kazato with a Boston Crab (12:20).
6. Shuji Ishikawa & Kengo Ohka Vs Isami Kodaka & El Generico ended in a Time Limit Draw (30:00).

Union’s final show of the year ended with a 30 minute draw between four of its strongest wrestlers. At the beginning of the show it was announced that Keisuke Ishii will defend the DDT Extreme Title against Isami Kodaka on 14th January. The person who comes out as champion will then go to DDT and challenge Kenny Omega for the KO-D Openweight Title on 27th January.

Shuji Ishikawa will be in Big Japan the day before to face Abdullah Kobayashi a second time for the BJW Death Match Title.

Cherry had another important announcement today. This time she will begin learning English. Mio Shirai came down and called out Cherry for wasting everyone’s time by constantly announcing new hobbies. Masako Takanashi then appeared for the first time in a long time to talk about the LPGA. Somehow this leads to Cherry & Masako Takanashi Vs Mio Shirai & Yuko Miyamoto being booked for 14th January.

Since it was Christmas, Hiroshi Fukuda was given a kiss on the cheek by both Rumi Kazama and Mame Endo. It was later announced that Fukuda will face Jun Kasai on 14/1. Fukuda hid under the ring when he found out about the match.

Ken Ohka finally scored a victory over Mio Shirai. However, it doesn’t sounds so great when you hear it was in a Reindeer Match where the first person to take off their opponent’s reindeer hat and shout “Gross!” wins. Ohka was able to do that in 15 seconds. The crowd booed the anti-climatic result and a rematch was immediately held under normal rules. This time around it was business as usual, Mio submitted Ohka with the Figure Four Neck Lock.

At the end of the show every member of the Union roster gave an end of year message. Naomi Susan thanked everyone for supporting Union. Ryu Gouma announced he wants to return to wrestling next year and he’ll do his best to be a dignified wrestling lawyer. Hiroshi Fukuda began a “USA!” chant and yelled “Love and peace! The war is over!” Rumi Kazama said she wanted to be Union’s top diva next year. Goro Jr. simply mumbled into the microphone. Ken Ohka said he was frustrated he lost so many matches but relied on the support of the Union fans. Mr. #6 said he wants to travel to the United States. Mio Shirai said she was No. 1 this year and will be the best next year. Hiro Tsumaki said he got a lot of solid training in Okinawa and now wants to win a championship. El Generico said he always wants to come back to Japan. Shuji Ishikawa said he will come back to Union with the BJW Death Match Title wrapped around his waist. Finally, Isami Kodaka finished the speech saying as the future ace of Union, he will help make the place fun, intense and spicy!


DDT “NEVER MIND 2012” Results

December 23, 2012

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DDT “NEVER MIND 2012”, 23/12/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,012 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Dark Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated DJ Nira with a School Boy (0:05).
1. Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie defeated Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi when Soma pinned Oishi with the Boma Ye (10:36).
2. 4 Way Tag Team Match: MIKAMI & Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa, Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi and Yukio Sakaguchi & Akito when Matsuno pinned Nakazawa with the Cross Armed Goregeous Superstar (8:32).
3. HARASHIMA & Hiro Tsumaki defeated Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi when HARASHIMA pinned Ihashi with the Somato (15:02).
4. 3 Vs 4 Handicap Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima defeated Antonio Honda, Yuji Hino, Hoshitango & Daisuke Sasaki when Takagi pinned Honda with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (11:09).
5. DDT Extreme Title – 3 Way Match: Keisuke Ishii (c) defeated Yasu Urano and Isami Kodaka when Ishii pinned Urano with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (12:18).
*V1 for Keisuke Ishii
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Kenny Omega defeated El Generico (c) with the One-Winged Angel (24:01).
*El Generico fails in V3. Kenny Omega becomes the 44th KO-D Openweight Champion!

Kenny Omega did it! He finishes off an excellent year by becoming the man to dethrone El Generico and finally win the KO-D Openweight Title. Despite the two being friends away from the ring, there was little good manners seen in the match when Omega offered a handshake and Generico kicked him away. When the Croyt’s Wrath didn’t work for the challenger, he had to bring out the One-Winged Angel to put Generico away for good.

Keisuke Ishii passed a difficult challenge in his first defence of the DDT Extreme Title by defeating Yasu Urano and Keisuke Ishii in a 3 Way match. Ishii was able to win without doing the overdone finish of letting your opponents beat each other up, then go steal the pin. Instead, Ishii took out Kodaka with the Kneel Kick. Urano played possum and caught Ishii with a flash roll up but only got a two count. From there Ishii caught Urano and went into overkill with two Fisherman Busters, a High Kick and then the High Angle Double Arm DDT to win the match in dominating fashion.

The COZY Police Force always get their men. Antonio Honda and the rest of the Monster Army recently became thieves and stole wrestling gear from every single locker room they’ve stepped foot in. When they stole an important briefcase from Tsurumi Amon, Sanshiro Takagi called in Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima to help him catch the criminal. TenKoji became victims themselves when the Monster Army stole their signature nose tape and entrance gear before the match. The Monster Army all came down wearing one of the stolen goods to taunt their opponents. Justice soon came down and the COZY Police Force won the battle and literally arrested the Monster Army.

The briefcase was returned to Tsurumi Amon and he later revealed its contents. Amon announced that DDT now has a brand new championship, the KO-D 6 Person Tag Team Championship. The title will have its first champions crowned after a one day tournament between four teams in Osaka on 12/1.

Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi will take place on 12/1. Danshoku Dino will take on El Samurai on 20/1 in Nagoya.

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The Yoshihiko Awards

December 20, 2012

With 2012 coming to a close, Yoshihiko took to the DDT website to reflect over an eventful past 12 months. The doll has now become a part-time wrestler and will start up a regular article on DDT’s website. Yoshihiko’s first article is all about handing out awards to celebrate the accomplishments of DDT and its wrestlers.

Best Match Award: Kota Ibushi Vs Kenny Omega – “BUDOKAN PETER PAN 2012 ~ DDT 15TH ANNIVERSARY” (18/08/2012)

Yoshihiko believes that the best fights should take place at the biggest events and nothing was bigger than this. Kota Ibushi Vs Kenny Omega for the KO-D Openweight Title in the main event of Budokan Hall. Yoshihiko thinks this is a controversial choice and admits it preferred Kota Ibushi Vs Yuji Hino (24/06/2012) and Kota Ibushi Vs El Generico (21/10/2012) when it comes to its own personal favorite matches of the year (for the record it also thought Kota Ibushi Vs DJ Nira (29/07/2012) was exceptional).

MVP Award: Masa Takanashi

Much like the Best Match Award, Yoshihiko does not think the MVP Award means it is for the absolute best wrestler. Yoshihiko saw fit to pick Masa Takanashi because this year he finally became a big player in DDT. Masa winning the Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract and cashing it in later that same night to beat Sanshiro Takagi in two minutes and become the unlikeliest KO-D Champion ever is one of the most memorable DDT moments in 2012.

Best Event Award: “APRIL FOOL 2012” (01/04/2012)

Despite the Budokan show being the largest milestone DDT has ever reached, Yoshihiko picked the April Korakuen Hall show as the most memorable because of the events leading to Masa Takanashi becoming the KO-D Champion.

Best Faction Award: nWj

new World Japan was short lived yet Yoshihiko believed they made the most impact in DDT this year and had the potential to do even more. One thing for sure is the emergence of the nWJ led to shoot fighter Yukio Sakaguchi becoming a regular in DDT shows and quickly rise up the ranks. Sakaguchi will be one to watch for 2013.

Best Foreigner Award: El Generico

He impressed in 2011 and he dominated in 2012. El Generico won over everybody in DDT and Union with his world class performances. He became so reliable that DDT saw him as the perfect opponent for almost anybody on their roster, whether it was the return match of Kota Ibushi, a crazy brawl with Isami Kodaka or the debut match of a young lion. As the current KO-D Champion, Generico has vanquished Ibushi from title contention and can do the same to Kenny Omega next week. Yoshihiko believes that Generico is not just the best foreigner in DDT, but the best foreign wrestler in the entire Japanese wrestling industry.

Best Rookie Award: Konosuke Takeshita

DDT has high hopes for this kid. It was pretty clear from the beginning when DDT decided to have the 17 year old’s debut match be held at the Budokan against El Generico. Since then he has teamed with DDT’s top talents, quickly established his Touchdown (RKO) finishing move, begun scoring wins and pinned Poison Sawada JULIE in his retirement match. If he avoids the injury curse that has plagued so many DDT rookies in the past, Takeshita might very well become the next breakout star for DDT. Yoshihiko itself wonders if it will cross paths with the rookie in 2013.


Takagi Vs Amon Team Challenge Gets More Matches

December 20, 2012

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

1. Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Konosuke Takeshita
2. Danshoku Dino Vs Takao Soma Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Makoto Oishi & Akito Vs Michael Nakazawa, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Gota Ihashi
4. Isami Kodaka, Ken Ohka, Seiya Morohashi & Hiro Tsumaki Vs Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Hoshitango
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yoshiaki Fujiwara (c) Vs DJ Nira
6. 5 Vs 5 Tug Of War: Kota Ibushi, Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie, Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi Vs Sanshiro Takagi, HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano, MIKAMI & X

Tsurumi Amon Army
Kota Ibushi, Gota Ihashi, Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie, Takao Soma, Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino, Hoshitango, Masa Takanashi, Hikaru Sato, Konosuke Takeshita, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gorgeous Matsuno, Michael Nakazawa and Yoshiaki Fujiwara

Sanshiro Takagi Army
HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano, Hiro Tsumaki, Isami Kodaka, Seiya Morohashi, Ken Ohka, MIKAMI, Danshoku Dino, Hiroshi Fukuda, DJ Nira, Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito, Makoto Oishi, Tetsuya Endo, Sanshiro Takagi & X

The one night war between the forces of Sanshiro Takagi and Tsurumi Amon has led to some interesting matches on the undercard such as The Monster Army and Union Sekigun facing each other in an 8-Man Tag Team match.


DDT “THREE TOTAL WORLDS” Results

December 16, 2012

DDT “THREE TOTAL WORLDS”, 16/12/2012
Hakata Star Lanes
428 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Michael Nakazawa defeated Hiroshi Fukuda with a Boston Crab Reversal (4:10).
2. Maki Narumiya defeated Neko Nitta with the You Never (7:41).
3. Yuto Aijima, Azul Dragon & Yasu Urano defeated Makoto Oishi, Masa Takanashi & Yukio Sakaguchi when Urano pinned Oishi with an Inside Cradle (12:21).
4. Keisuke Ishii, Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie defeated Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Batten Tamagawa when Irie pinned Tamagawa with the Flying Sausage (10:55).
5. KO-D Tag Team Titles: MIKAMI & Tatsumi Fujinami (c) defeated Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi when MIKAMI pinned Ihashi with the Deep “M” Impact (14:59).
*V3 for MIKAMI & Tatsumi Fujinami.
6. Double Ring 5 Way TLC Match: Kenny Omega defeated HARASHIMA, Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dino and Hikaru Sato (23:15).
6a. Hikaru Sato eliminated Sanshiro Takagi with a Back Drop (11:34).
6b. HARASHIMA eliminated Hikaru Sato with the Somato (17:06).
6c. Danshoku Dino eliminated HARASHIMA with the Gay-do Clutch (18:45).
6d. Kenny Omega eliminated Danshoku Dino with the One-Winged Angel (23:15).

The main event for this show was mayhem. Two rings with five wrestlers involved wasn’t enough. DDT decided to make it a TLC Elimination match too. Sanshiro Takagi built a castle of chairs again near the entrance. I think he might have a problem. Kenny Omega appeared to injure his foot after a Tope Suicide but he assured everyone after the match that he will be okay.

Tatsumi Fujinami praised Kota Ibushi’s power after the KO-D Tag Title match. It brought back memories of fighting Ibushi during his rookie years. Fujinami then said he would like to face him again in a singles match someday.