DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2013”, 23/06/2013
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,524 Fans – Super No Vacancy
0. Dark Match: Guanchulo & Aggressor defeated Hiroshi Fukuda & Tetsuya Endo when Aggressor pinned Fukuda with the F5 (5:40).
1. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata when Dino pinned Hirata with the Danshoku Driver (7:41).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: DJ Nira defeated Yoshihiko (c), MIKAMI, Masa Takanashi, Michael Nakazawa, Gorgeous Matsuno, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Takao Soma and Toru Owashi (10:00).
2a. Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Yoshihiko (c) by Pinfall (0:03).
*Gorgeous Matsuno becomes the 963rd champion.
2b. Masa Takanashi defeated Gorgeous Matsuno (c) after a missed Superstar Elbow (3:23).
*Masa Takanashi becomes the 964th champion.
2c. Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Masa Takanashi (c) with a Backslide Pin (3:32)
*Tomomitsu Matsunaga becomes the 965th champion.
2d. Takao Soma defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (c) with the Boma Ye (3:49).
*Takao Soma becomes the 966th champion.
2e. MIKAMI defeated Takao Soma (c) with a School Boy (4:23).
*MIKAMI becomes the 967th champion.
2f. Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated MIKAMI (c) with a Lariat (4:34).
*Tomomitsu Matsunaga becomes the 968th champion.
2g. Michael Nakazawa defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (c) with a Spear (4:58).
*Michael Nakazawa becomes the 969th champion.
2h. Yoshihiko defeated Michael Nakazawa after the Rocket Punch from DJ Nira (7:28).
*Yoshihiko becomes the 970th champion.
2i. DJ Nira defeated Yoshihiko (c) by Pinfall (9:45).
*DJ Nira becomes the 971st champion.
– Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Komyo defeated DJ Nira (c) by Pinfall (12:34 pm).
*Komyo becomes the 972nd champion.
3. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Yasu Urano defeated Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka & FUMA when KUDO pinned FUMA with the Diving Double Knee Drop (10:24).
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Hikaru Sato & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) defeated Akito & Konosuke Takeshita when Sato submitted Takeshita with a Boston Crab (15:20).
*V3 for Hikaru Sato & Yukio Sakaguchi.
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Antonio Honda, Hoshitango & Yuji Hino defeated Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Gota Ihashi (c) when Honda pinned Ihashi with the Diving Fist Drop (10:45).
*Golden Rendezvous fail in V1. Monster Army becomes the 4th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii with the Vertical Drop Back Flip (15:49).
*V5 for Shigehiro Irie. Keisuke Ishii cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
– KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Vertical Drop Back Flip (10:58).
*V6 for Shigehiro Irie. Daisuke Sasaki cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
Shigehiro Irie now has the record for the most KO-D Openweight Title defences in a single reign thanks to back to back defences in Korakuen Hall tonight. First off, Irie’s friend and Drift stablemate Keisuke Ishii cashed in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract as scheduled. Takao Soma said in the pre-match video he was worried that his two friends knew each other so well something bad could happen because of it. He chose no side by standing in the neutral corner outside the ring for the entire match. Irie defeated Ishii but had little time to rest as Daisuke Sasaki (who according to himself was not scheduled to be on the show due to injury) suddenly appeared and cashed in his contract for an immediate title match. Irie showed he had the heart of a champion and was able to defeat Sasaki to keep the championship. Then Yuji Okabayashi arrived with his contract and told Irie to “polish the beautiful belt” because he will cash in his contract next month at the 21/7 Korakuen show. That’s if he does not lose the contract to somebody else before then of course.
That wasn’t the end of the KO-D Title planning. Irie requested a KO-D Title defence against his mentor Sanshiro Takagi and for it to be held in Nagoya. Irie noted that Takagi beat him in a singles match back in January and also beat him in a tag team match the last time they wrestled in Nagoya, the city where he began his wrestling career. Tsurumi Amon said it was impossible to book the match. Takagi wanted it and said he would forfeit his spot in the King Of DDT tournament to make the match happen. Amon backed down and booked the match for Nagoya Telepia Hall on 6th June. Once all of that stuff was over with, Keisuke Ishii reappeared to congratulate and shake hands with his friend Irie.
The Monster Army’s counter attack on the Golden Rendezvous was a success. They are once again the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions! Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi threw out a challenge to the new champions and gave a hint that their third partner is somebody who hates Antonio Honda. The title match is booked for the 21/7 Korakuen show.
Yukio Sakaguchi’s younger brother Kenji Sakaguchi will compete at “PROGRESS AND HARMONY OF WRESTLING” the first of DDT’s two shows in Sumo Hall this year on 17/8. Kenji is a former soccer player turned actor. The main event for the show will be Kota Ibushi Vs Danshoku Dino.
The newest Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion is a painting created by Akihiro Miwa. The Iron Man Battle Royal will be held again in Sumo Hall for the “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2013” show on 18/8.
The King of DDT 1st Round draw was held in the ring after the show. The matches are Kenny Omega Vs MIKAMI, Takao Soma Vs X (Takagi’s vacant spot), Konosuke Takeshita Vs Masa Takanashi, Kota Ibushi Vs Yasu Urano, Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi, Danshoku Dino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Hikaru Sato Vs Akito and HARASHIMA Vs KUDO.
Not sure if it was curiosity or an insult but Guanchuro asked Tetsuya Endo if he is a virgin during the dark match. The bout was Aggressor’s last match in Japan for the time being.