TOKYO WOMEN’S WRESTLING “THE FIRST MEETING” Results

January 30, 2013

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TOKYO WOMEN’S WRESTLING “THE FIRST MEETING”, 30/01/2013
Akihabara Twin Box
150 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Sambo Exhibition: Chikage Kiba Vs Daisuke Kiso ended in a Time Limit Draw (3:00).
2. Miyu Yamashita defeated KANNA with a Face Kick (3:46).

Tokyo Women’s Wrestling have declared their first practice event a great success. Trainees Kanna Shinmei, Chikage Kiba and Miyu Yamashita competed in their first contests in public at a small event at an Akihabra concert hall. The show also featured different idol music acts performing before the two matches.

Kanna Shinmei has decided to use KANNA as her ringname and wrestled in a camouflaged top while Yamashita wore a pink bodice and danced her way to the mat where the contests took place. KANNA put on a strong performance and almost won with a Boston Crab but Yamashita fought through the pain and escaped. She then struck KANNA with a Face Kick combination that floored her opponent and kept her down for the pin. Yamashita was in tears of joy after winning the match and encouraged the audience to sing and dance together.

The third trainee Chikage Kiba got to show off her sambo skills in an exhibition against DDT referee Daisuke Kiso. The exhibition only lasted for three minutes but Kiba was able to hold her own, escaping Kiso’s throw attempts and locking in a Cross Armbar at the end. When time ran out, neither competitor was declared the winner.

Each girl gave out comments after the show. Kiba was disappointed her match was so short and looks forward to her first wrestling match. Yamashita was grateful to all the people that attended the show and promised she will do her best not to lose to KANNA the next time they fight. KANNA thanked DDT and Tetsuya Koda for giving her a chance to become a wrestler and also showed gratitude towards Kiba and Yamashita. She joked that she did not like Yamashita when they first met but today she fell in love with her.

Tetsuya Koda said it will be a while until Tokyo Women’s Wrestling holds its first proper show but noted the trainees are growing quickly as wrestlers. Koda wants to hold more practice events before the girls are ready to officially debut.


FUMA Fuming Over Urano, HARASHIMA Prepares For Golden Rendezvous

January 28, 2013

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN CHIBA”, 03/02/2013
Chiba REINA Arena

1. Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masa Takanashi & Tetsuya Endo
2. Hikaru Sato Vs Michael Nakazawa
3. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
4. Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Sanshiro Takagi & MIKAMI
5. Yasu Urano Vs FUMA
6. HARASHIMA Vs Takao Soma
7. Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Akito

Tensions are brewing between Yasu Urano and FUMA over whether or not the latter is part of the Ura-Shima-Kudo group now that KUDO is returning from injury. It got so bad that Urano gave FUMA the Tombstone Piledriver after their match at “SWEET DREAMS!” Here in Chiba they will settle some of their differences in the ring. But that won’t be the only upcoming match involving the two.

Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi now have a name for their stable. They are called the Golden Rendezvous.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN ODAWARA”, 10/02/2013
Odawara Sub Arena

1. Kota Ibushi Vs Tetsuya Endo
2. Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki Vs MIKAMI & Makoto Oishi
3. Kenny Omega & Gota Ihashi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma
4. Shigehiro Irie Vs Masa Takanashi
5. Odawara Castle Siege Match: Narita Nagachika (Sanshiro Takagi), Princess Kai (Hiroyo Matsumoto) & Hojo Ujimasa (Akito) Vs Ishida Mitsunari (Danshoku Dino), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Michael Nakazawa) & Date Masamune (DJ Nira)
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & FUMA

FUMA still has allies in his home brand of Union and the biggest one of the lot will team with him to go after the KO-D Tag Team Titles held by Urano and HARASHIMA.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN OYAMA”, 11/02/2013
Oyama City Cultural Center

1. MIKAMI & Masa Takanashi Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi
2. Danshoku Dino Vs Tetsuya Endo
3. Sanshiro Takagi & DJ Nira Vs Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma
4. Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi Vs Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
5. Yasu Urano Vs Shigehiro Irie
6. 3 Way Match: Kenny Omega vs HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Kenny Omega and HARASHIMA cross paths before their KO-D Openweight Title match a week later in Korakuen Hall. Daisuke Sasaki will be in the way looking to grab his own claim for a KO-D Title shot.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2013”, 17/02/2013
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Kenny Omega (c) Vs HARASHIMA

Only the KO-D Title will be on the line. Omega has decided to defend the KO-D Title and the DDT Extreme Title in separate matches.


DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2013” Results

January 27, 2013

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DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2013”, 27/01/2013
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,542 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Makoto Oishi & Akito defeated Tetsuya Endo & Daichi Kazato when Akito submitted Kazato with a Figure 4 Leg Lock (7:14).
2. Planning The New Year – 1 Vs 5 Handicap Match: Gota Ihashi defeated Hiroshi Fukuda, Michael Nakazawa, Hoshitango, Batten Tamagawa & DJ Nira when Ihashi pinned Fukuda with a Crucifix Pin (5:43).
3. HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & FUMA defeated MIKAMI, Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi when HARASHIMA pinned Takanashi with the Somato (10:53).
4. Danshoku Dino & Yoshiko defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Yuzuki Aikawa when Dino pinned Takagi with the Shin Danshoku Driver (10:32).
5. Kota Ibushi defeated Konosuke Takeshita with a Boston Crab (11:48).
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino defeated Keisuke Ishii, Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie (c) when Sasaki pinned Ishii with the Now Or Never (10:32).
*Team Dream Futures fail in V1. Monster Army becomes the 2nd KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
7. KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Kenny Omega (c) defeated Isami Kodaka (c) with the One-Winged Angel (23:14).
*V1 for Kenny Omega. Isami Kodaka fails in V1. Kenny Omega becomes the 22nd DDT Extreme Champion!

Kenny Omega can now call himself a Double Champion! He now adds the DDT Extreme Title to keep his KO-D Openweight Title company. Omega has his theme music played live by the Capcom band ROCK-MEN while Isami Kodaka was accompanied by members of Union as well as MIKAMI. The One-Winged Angel was the deciding factor and Isami admitted defeat afterwards. Omega nominated HARASHIMA as his next challenger for beating him in the KO-D Tag Team Title match from a week ago. Kenny pointed out that HARASHIMA has yet to beat him in a singles match.

Prepare the tanks, the Monster Army are now the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions! Not a bad birthday present for Yuji Hino, who turns 28 today. Antonio Honda declared he will start the auction for the belts at 300 million yen. Keisuke Ishii was devastated to lose the 6-Man Tag Title so soon after losing the DDT Extreme Title.

Toru Owashi appeared to announce his full time return to wrestling. He has spent the last couple of years away from wrestling raising enough money to move to Tokyo. Now he is running his own shop in Tokyo and is able to wrestle again. Sanshiro Takagi isn’t excited about the news. He thinks DDT has enough wrestlers and wonders why Owashi hasn’t gone looking for other promotions. Tsurumi Amon will put Owashi through a series of matches to see if he is good enough to come back.

Yuzuki Aikawa’s DDT farewell was ruined by Danshoku Dino & Akiawa’s fellow Stardom wrestler Yoshiko. Dino debuted a brand new finisher to pin Sanshiro Takagi. From what I can guess, the Shin Danshoku Driver is a Beach Break with the victim’s head shoved into the back of Dino’s tights. Takagi demanded a rematch and told Aikawa that there is one place she hasn’t bounced and wrestled in yet, the streets!

KUDO will return to action on the 17/2 Korakuen Hall show, making the Ura-Shima-Kudo unit complete again. FUMA interrupted the announcement saying that the group is now called Ura-Shima-Fuma. FUMA and Yasu Urano argued over who is actually a member of the group with Urano pointing out that FUMA is challenging him and HARASHIMA for the KO-D Tag Titles on 10/2. They shook hands but Urano then blindsided FUMA with the Tombstone Piledriver.

Hiroshi Fukuda was not happy to take on five wrestlers in a Handicap match. He demanded to Tsurumi Amon that if he won the match, he should get a prize of his choosing. Amon accepted the idea but Fukuda tricked him by switching spots with Gota Ihashi before the match. DJ Nira defended Ihashi and teamed with him to make it 4 Vs 2 only to betray him with a Rocket Punch. Fukuda gave Ihashi the Perfect Plex but only got a two count. Fukuda reacted with a loud “Nooooooooooo!!!!” Ihashi capitlised on Fukuda’s shock and pinned him to win the match. Amon asked an upset Fukuda what his wish was. Fukuda wanted to become just like Vince and promote his own show. Amon misunderstood and thought Fukuda meant Vince Russo and he wanted the return of WCW and Monday Nitro. Fukuda meant he wanted to run his own brand in Shin-Kiba and turn it into an American wrestling territory. He wants to call it United Superstars Action, USA for shot. Amon actually liked the idea and told Fukuda it can happen in the spring. Fukuda is already taking match suggestions on Twitter. One request was Antonio Honda Vs Jerry Lawler. Fukuda replied he will save that match for when he books Madison Square Garden.

Shigehiro Irie has signed a contract with DDT and is now an official full time DDT wrestler. Irie noted his humble beginnings wrestling in Nagoya leading him into DDT. Tsurumi Amon gave Irie his first order as a DDT employee, name every season in English. Irie could only knew Summer. Amon told him to do his best in the future.

There is another trainee coming into DDT. So far the name for this person I can find is T. Koda. The person was joined in the ring by the Tokyo Women’s Wrestling trainees during the announcement. Referee Daisuke Kiso was chosen to be Chikage Kiba’s opponent for the Sambo Exhibition on TWW’s preview event in Akihabara on 30/1.


Sweet Dreams, Send In The Tanks! Sato’s Long Awaited Rematch

January 25, 2013

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

1. Makoto Oishi & Akito Vs Tetsuya Endo & Daichi Kazato
2. Planning The New Year – 1 Vs 5 Handicap Match: Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Michael Nakazawa, Hoshitango, Gota Ihashi, Batten Tamagawa & DJ Nira
3. HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Hiro Tsumaki Vs MIKAMI, Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi
4. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuzuki Aikawa Vs Danshoku Dino & Yoshiko
5. Kota Ibushi Vs Konosuke Takeshita
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino
7. KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Kenny Omega (c) Vs Isami Kodaka (c)

Both Kenny Omega and Isami Kodaka had plenty of praise to give each other when they met to promote their KO-D Openweight & DDT Extreme Double Title match. Omega has a lot of respect for Kodaka due to his spirit and technique. As the DDT Extreme Champion, Kodaka was allowed to choose the stipulation for the match. He was tempted to make it a hardcore match so both men could do whatever they wanted in the ring. He decided to leave it as a normal match so if he beats Omega, it will prove without a doubt that he deservedly won the KO-D Championship. Kenny compared the match up to something like Street Fighter X Tekken or Capcom Vs SNK. He is 99% sure he can beat Kodaka but there is a chance a lucky punch will beat him. Kodaka said he has that punch but he acquired it from dedicated training instead of relying on luck.

The Monster Army have threatened to sell the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles if they win them and use the money to buy tanks! Antonio Honda explained that after he and his teammates win the belts, he will go wrestle in Vietnam and become famous. That will somehow increase the value of the belts to the point where they can afford tanks. Honda also warned Keisuke Ishii that at 27 years old, Ishii is at the stage of life when a person has the worst luck. Many many musicians have died at the age of 27 and Ishii could join them. Ishii pointed out that Daisuke Sasaki and Yuji Hino are also 27 years old. Ishii’s 28th birthday will be around a week after the show and he promises he will still have the title when he celebrates it.

HARD HIT “YOUTH”, 24/02/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yasu Kubota Vs FUMA
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Asaki Honda
3. Super Shooter Kamen Rider Vs NOSAWA Rongai
4. HARASHIMA Vs Hayato Mashita
5. Hikaru Sato Vs Yuji Sakuragi

Hikaru Sato announced five fights for the upcoming Hard Hit show. He is currently negotiating with different MMA fighters in order to sign two more fights for the card. Sato will fight Yuji Sakuragi in a rematch from their Pancrase bout from 26th January, 2006. Sakuragi won that fight in only 55 seconds of the first round. Sato is a far more experienced fighter now.


Have We Been Teleported Back To The Sengoku Era?

January 25, 2013

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DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN ODAWARA”, 10/02/2013
Odawara Sub Arena

1. Odawara Castle Siege Match: Narita Nagachika (Sanshiro Takagi), Princess Kai (Hiroyo Matsumoto) & Hojo Ujimasa (Akito) Vs Ishida Mitsunari (Danshoku Dino), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Michael Nakazawa) & Date Masamune (DJ Nira)
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & FUMA

The former Hiro Tsumaki has changed his ringname to FUMA after taking suggestions from fans online. After a lot of consideration, Tsumaki whittled down the entries to three choices: FUMA, Aishu Ranba and Marasho. In the end he chose FUMA. The name is inspired by Fuma Kotaro, the 16th century leader of a ninja clan that was based in Odawara, Tsumaki’s hometown. Tsumaki also liked the name because it is written in romaji, so even foreign fans will know his name.

FUMA’s timing of the announcement also worked out to his advantage because he now has a shot at the KO-D Tag Team Titles in his hometown. FUMA will form a Union team with Shuji Ishikawa to take on the champions (and FUMA’s stablemates) HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano. For this match FUMA considers himself as wrestling for Union rather than Ura-Shima-Hiro (or are they now called Ura-Shima-Fuma?).

A mysterious document was sent to Tsurumi Amon that foretold of an upcoming siege in Odawara. Word has spread that Toyotomi Hideyoshi (no, not the Osaka Pro wrestler) has gathered his forces and are marching towards Odawara as we speak. Together with samurai commander Ishida Mitsunari and tactician Date Masamune (no, not the other Osaka Pro wrestler), the trio will spearhead the attack on Odawara Castle. Meanwhile, those in the castle are preparing for battle. Hojo Ujimasa along with Narita Nagachika have rallied their troops and also have the beautiful but deadly Princess Kai on their side. Together, they must protect their castle of chairs from destruction.

I’m now in the mood to watch Sengoku Basara after typing all of that.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN OYAMA”, 11/02/2013
Oyama City Cultural Center

1. Sanshiro Takagi & DJ Nira Vs Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma
2. Yasu Urano Vs Shigehiro Irie

After all that flavour text for the Odawara show, there is not much to say about the show in Oyama one day later. Drift continue their war with DDT. While Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma have the odd hurdle of Sanshiro Takagi & DJ Nira to climb over, Shigehiro Irie has the far tougher challenge of facing Yasu Urano one on one.


Flu Claims Another Victim, Homoiro Clover Z To The Rescue

January 24, 2013

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

1. Makoto Oishi & Akito Vs Tetsuya Endo & Daichi Kazato
2. Planning The New Year – 1 Vs 5 Handicap Match: Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Michael Nakazawa, Hoshitango, Gota Ihashi, Batten Tamagawa & DJ Nira
3. HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Hiro Tsumaki Vs MIKAMI, Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi
4. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuzuki Aikawa Vs Danshoku Dino & Yoshiko
5. Kota Ibushi Vs Konosuke Takeshita
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino
7. KO-D Openweight Title & DDT Extreme Title: Kenny Omega (c) Vs Isami Kodaka (c)

Yukio Sakaguchi is the latest wrestler to fall ill with the flu and will not wrestle on the show. The opener has been changed with Makoto Oishi & Akito now teaming together while Tetsuya Endo is paired with Daichi Kazato from Union.

The ROCK-MEN will perform Kenny Omega’s entrance song live on the night.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN CHIBA”, 03/02/2013
Chiba REINA Arena

1. HARASHIMA Vs Takao Soma
2. Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Akito

Former Homoiro Clover Z members team up to battle The Golden Trio.


2012 DKP ProWres Paradise Annual

January 22, 2013

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Here’s an awesome treat for you all. For the second year my friends over at the Dr. Keith Presents show for F4WOnline have put together an annual-style pdf looking back at the past year in pro wrestling. This time there are 174 pages packed with features, analysis, reviews, discussions, interviews, games and other fun little observations for many different wrestling companies around the world. Dean and Alan have done an amazing job putting this together and I got to participate in the Puroresu roundtable again as well as write a few of the DDT profiles. For all of those wrestling fans who grew up with the Beano, Dandy and Shoot Annuals, this is right up your alley.

http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ah044e

http://www.filefactory.com/file/18ozm1ye3uib/n/2012_DKP_PWP_Annual_pdf