China Don’t Care, Beer Garden Fight Final Day Card

July 31, 2013

NEW BEIJING “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2013 ~ NEW BEIJING PRO WRESTLING PRODUCE”, 01/08/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Grudge Liquidation! Project Spartan Drunk Monkey-Fu Jackie Shangai Bronx Story Death Match: Choun-Shiryu Vs Goku
2. Martial Power Husband Super Blood Bath!: Dragon-Achooooo!!!!! & Ci Ziyi Oishi Vs Yasuura No & Zuo Daebo
3. Spectacular Ratio By Typical Chinese Beauty: Choi Lee Vs Empress Hiroshima Vs Stone Qiao
4. Sangokushi War: White Eyebrow Ma Liang Vs Cao Zhang Vs Yuan Zhe

The most popular hero from each faction meet in the battlefield to demonstrate China’s greatness to Japan. The same concept is used for the women’s match. Empress Hiroshima has been described as one of the most feared women in New Beijing and likes to cosplay so much she changes her costume for every match. Stone Qiao is a young wrestler who has only recently emerged and she fights to unite nations beyond gender. Choi Lee is a New Beijing veteran along with her two younger sisters.

New Beijing’s celebrity martial artists will also appear. Zuo Daebo is a disciple of the late great Rushi Togo. The theme of famous martial artists continues in the opener which will sounds like a tribute to Jackie Chan.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2013 ~ DDT LAST DAY”, 03/08/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Antonio Honda Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitanog Vs MIKAMI, Makoto Oishi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Tetsuya Endo
3. 4 Way Match: Masa Takanashi Vs Takao Soma Vs DJ Nira Vs GAMI
4. Yasu Urano Vs Akito
5. Hikaru Sato & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kazuki Hirata & Gota Ihashi
6. Beer Garden Specialty – Lottery 6-Man Tag Team Match: Shigehiro Irie, HARASHIMA, KUDO, Keisuke Ishii, Danshoku Dino, Toru Owashi

The two teams in the main event will be randomly drawn by fans in the audience.

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HARD HIT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2013 ~ HARD HIT PRODUCE” Results

July 31, 2013

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HARD HIT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2013 ~ HARD HIT PRODUCE”, 31/07/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
375 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. ISAO (1D/0E/0P) defeated FUMA (0D/1E/0P) with an Ankle Hold (6:51).
2. Hard Hit Experiment – Handicap Match: Tanomusaku Toba defeated Michael Nakazawa with a Backhand Blow (R4 1:07).
3. HARASHIMA (1D/0E/0P) defeated Ryuichi Sekine (1D/2E/0P) by TKO (8:18)
4. Hard Hit Experiment – HARASHIMA Ultimate Royal: Yukio Kubota defeated Hoshitango, Tetsuya Endo and Tadaware (10:40).
4a. Yukio Kubota eliminated Hoshitango with an Ankle Hold (2:28).
4b. Tetsuya Endo eliminated Tadaware with a Jumping Knee (3:50).
4c. Yukio Kubota eliminated Tetsuya Endo with a Front Neck Lock (10:40).
5. Hikaru Sato (2D/2E/0P) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi (2D/2E/0P) ended in a 4-4 Time Limit Draw (15:00).

The KO-D Tag Team Champions fought to a stalemate in the main event. Hikaru Sato and Yukio Sakaguchi went through 15 minutes battling each other in a match that would have fit in with UWF no problem.

Yukio Kubota won a future Hard Hit fight against HARASHIMA by beating Tetsuya Endo, Hoshitango and Tadaware in the Battle Royal.

Michael Nakazawa was allowed to change the rules in his favour to give him a chance against Tanomusaku Toba. In Round 1 Nakazawa banned Toba from using his boxing gloves because they were too dangerous. He also allowed himself to cover his body in oil. The plan backfired when he couldn’t apply any submissions on Toba because they both became too slippery. In Round 2 Michael ordered Toba to give him his training bag containing supplement pills and a bottle of tequila. In Round 3 a knockdown only counted when the dominant fighter drank the bottle of tequila. Toba convinced Nakazawa to just fight under normal wrestling rules for Round 4 and he was able to beat him.


DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2013 ~ URASHIMAKUDO PRODUCE” Results

July 30, 2013

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DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2013 ~ URASHIMAKUDO PRODUCE”, 30/07/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
514 Fans – Super No Vacancy

Yasu Urano Produce – Sambo Vs Judo Part 1 – Kanji Dictation Showdown: Daisuke Kiso (Sambo) defeated Hiroshi Fukuda (Judo) by completing his homework first (14:22).
Yasu Urano Produce – Sambo Vs Judo Part 2 – Drawing Showdown: “Daisuke Kiso” (HARASHIMA) defeated Hiroshi Fukuda (Judo) by correctly drawing Buffaloman.
– Yasu Urano Produce – Sambo Vs Judo Part 3 – Salesgirl Showdown: “Daisuke Kiso” (KUDO) defeated Hiroshi Fukuda (Judo) by selling the most food and drink.
1. HARASHIMA Produce – ~Gaku Pro Only Yesterday~: HARASHIMA defeated Eririn Takagi with the Somato (6:42).
Yasu Urano Produce – Sambo Vs Judo Part 4 – Session Showdown: “Daisuke Kiso” (Satoshi Kaijo) defeated Hiroshi Fukuda (Judo) with a Blues Harp.
2. FUMA Produce: Jinbeizamen & Acer 8 defeated Menso~re Oyaji & Agu when Jinbeizamen pinned Agu with the Diving Shark Attack (6:42).
3. KUDO Produce – Ebisuko Free Meals For One Year Battle Royal: Konosuke Takeshita (Danshoku Dino) defeated Danshoku Dino (Konosuke Takeshita), Seiya Morohashi, Tanomusaku Toba and Kazuki Hirata (10:14).
*Konosuke Takeshita (?) wins free meals at the Ebisuko Bar for one year.
Yasu Urano Produce – Sambo Vs Judo Part 5 – Bodybuilding Showdown: “Daisuke Kiso” (Seiya Morohashi) defeated Hiroshi Fukuda (Judo) by Audience Judgement.
4. UraShimaKudo 4 Way Rumble: KUDO defeated HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & FUMA (15:57).
4a. FUMA eliminated HARASHIMA by Ring Out (14:14).
4b. KUDO eliminated Yasu Urano with the Diving Double Knee Drop (14:53).
4c. KUDO eliminared FUMA by Ring Out (15:57).
Yasu Urano Produce – Sambo Vs Judo Bonus Track: Hiroshi Fukuda (Judo) defeated Daisuke Kiso (Sambo) with an Okurierijime (3:40).

The madness that is Beer Garden Fight 2013 continued with UraShimaKudo Day. The main event saw all four members of the group fight each other in a 4 Way Elimination match. The eliminations all happened in a short space of time with HARASHIMA surprisingly getting knocked out first by FUMA. KUDO pinned Yasu Urano and then a minute later knocked FUMA out of the ring to win.

KUDO was the referee for the Ebisuko Bar Battle Royal where the winner would get free meals at the bar for one year. Danshoku Dino and Konosuke Takeshita accidentally bumped heads during a handshake at the beginning of the show. They ended up swapping bodies (and wrestling gear) for this match as a result. If that wasn’t bad enough, Tanomusaku Toba accidentally knocked out KUDO with the Backblow during the match.

FUMA’s match was a tribute to Okinawa Pro Wrestling. He wrestled as Jinbeizamen, which was his masked gimmick during his stay in Okinawa.

HARASHIMA wrestled an old friend of his in the opener. Eririn Takagi was a part of the same student wrestling club HARASHIMA was in during his college days.

A Sambo Vs Judo challenge was set up between Daisuke Kiso and Hiroshi Fukuda to determine which martial art was better. They competed in five unique challenges that were all chosen because they did not give any advantage or disadvantage to either martial art. They were also activities that had nothing to do with anything. The five events were kanji writing, drawing Buffaloman, selling food and drink to the audience, a song contest and a bodybuilding contest. Daisuke Kiso won all five events. Well, “Daisuke Kiso” won all five to be accurate. Kiso was replaced by someone else in Rounds 2-5. At the very end of the show, Kiso and Fukuda agreed to have a proper competitive match to decide which martial art was better. Fukuda won and even got cheered by the crowd for finally being able to win something today.


DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2013 ~ DANSHOKU RANCH CLASSIC” Results

July 29, 2013

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DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2013 ~ DANSHOKU RANCH CLASSIC”, 29/07/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
601 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Dark Match – 60 Minute Ironman Match: Hiroshi Fukuda (2) Vs Konosuke Takeshita (2) ended in a draw (60:00).
0a. Konosuke Takeshita pinned Hiroshi Fukuda with a Double Arm Suplex.
0b. Hiroshi Fukuda pinned Konosuke Takeshita with a Backslide Pin.
0c. Hiroshi Fukuda submitted Konosuke Takeshita with a Sharpshooter.
0d. Konosuke Takeshita pinned Hiroshi Fukuda with a Small Package.
1. Kota Ibushi Summer Vacation Wrestling Study: Hyper Aihara Choshu defeated Shinya Ihashimoto with the Lariat (2:57).
*Match is restarted because Kota Ibushi was not satisfied.
1a. Hyper Aihara Choshu defeated Shinya Ihashimoto with a Power Bomb (0:49).
*Match is restarted because Kota Ibushi was not satisfied.
1b. Hyper Aihara Choshu defeated Shinya Ihashimoto with the LAriat (1:41).
*Kota Ibushi was satisfied.
2. NAKAZAWA Looking Back: Michael Nakazawa defeated Shunma Katsumata with a Boston Crab (5:20).
3. Men Who Are Fascinated By Pantyhose: Yasu Urano Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masa Takanashi Vs Takao Soma Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Konosuke Takeshita ended in a No Contest when everybody was Disqualified for grabbing the referee.
3a. Makoto Oishi, Daisuke Sasaki & Takao Soma defeated Yasu Urano, Tomomitsu Matsunada & Masa Takanashi when Oishi pinned Matsunaga with the Miracle Ecstasy (7:40).
4. Take Back Yoshiko’s Smile: “Hulk Hogan” (Antonio Honda) made Yoshiko laugh with a “hippie” headband (10:24).

Much like how the American heroes lined up inside the USS Intrepid to take on the Yokozuna Body Slam Challenge, many of DDT’s finest attempted the herculean task of making Stardom wrestler Yoshiko laugh. Many tried and failed (Kota Ibushi even escaped just so he wouldn’t have to be near her again) but just when all hope was lost, none other than “Hulk Hogan” appeared to save the day! It took a lot of effort. He hulked up, it didn’t work. He drew a chicken on his belly, it didn’t work. He stripped down to fishnets and pantyhose, it didn’t work. He got everyone to form a train behind him and dance for Yoshiko but she still wouldn’t laugh. Hogan gave up and removed his bandana in shame, revealing a headband with “hippie!” written on it. Yoshiko finally cracked a smile and was able to laugh. Success!

Match #3 was a Battle Royal where everyone involved wore pantyhose over their head (it was a running theme for today’s show). There was also a points system in place but the rules were pretty much made up as they went along. The match was eventually thrown out and a 6-Man Tag Team match was made in its place. Kyohei Wada appeared wearing pantyhose over his head to officiate the match.

Shunma Katsumata is a trainee wrestler who was given an opportunity by Michael Nakazawa to wrestle inside a DDT ring. Danshoku Dino gave him a welcoming kiss after the match.

Kota Ibushi wanted to do some research on former G1 Climax winners to help him prepare for this year’s tournament. Gota Ihashi helped out by roleplaying as Shinya Hashimoto to take on Riki Choshu parody Hyper Aihara Choshu. Ibushi watched on with enthusiasm but Ihashi lost the match quickly. Ibushi was not satisfied with what he saw and asked for a rematch. Choshu beat Shinya Ihashimoto again and Ibushi asked for another restart. Choshu won a third time and Ibushi was finally happy with what he saw.

No joke, Hiroshi Fukuda and Konosuke Takeshita had a 60 minute Ironman match together for the dark match.


DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2013 ~ DDT FIRST DAY” Results

July 28, 2013

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2013 ~ DDT FIRST DAY”, 28/07/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
552 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Emi Sakura defeated Hiroshi Fukuda with La Magistral Cradle (7:22).
2. Yuji Hino & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Masa Takanashi & Gota Ihashi when Hino submitted Ihashi with a Dragon Sleeper (10:49).
3. Hikaru Sato & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated MIKAMI & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Sakaguchi submitted Matsunaga with the Dojime Choke Sleeper (10:17).
4. Kota Ibushi G1 Send-Off Party: Kota Ibushi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Michael Nakazawa Vs DJ Nira was a No Contest.
5. Antonio Honda & Hoshitango defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Hoshitango pinned Hirata with the Nodowa Otoshi (8:59).
6. KUDO, Yasu Urano & FUMA defeated Keisuke Ishii, Takao Soma & Tetsuya Endo when Urano pinned Endo with an Oklahoma Roll (16:14).
7. HARASHIMA & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Shigehiro Irie & Akito when HARASHIMA pinned Akito with the Somato (14:49).

Kota Ibushi was given a send-off party before he left to prepare for the G1 Climax beginning later this week. As you would expect from DDT, the party was weird. It began with Danshoku Dino and Makoto Oishi in the ring sitting at a table with actor Hisaya Imabayashi (who looks a lot like Tsurumi Amon). Mr. Imabayashi told a ghost story while the arena lights dimmed down. The story that I loosely translated goes as follows:

You enter a bathroom stall and as you squat down you see graffiti written on the wall. The graffiti says “Look right”. You look to the wall on the right and there is graffiti that says look left. You look to the left and see graffiti on the wall that says “Look back”. You look back and see the graffiti has changed. It now says “Do not look behind you”. You fearfully look behind you only to see that there is nothing there. Then you find out there is no toilet paper. The end.

(If you were expecting something that at least matches Tales of the Crypt in the quality department you’ve come to the wrong place.)

Anyway, the three men in the ring then talked about the ghost story when DJ Nira interrupted and convinced everyone to take part in a quiz challenge along with Yukinori Matsui. Makoto Oishi got most of the questions right. “Wild Thing” began playing from the speakers and everybody threw water around the ring like Atsushi Onita until Michael Nakazawa came out and told them to stop. Kota Ibushi finally appeared and everybody in the ring gave him a message of support. They then played “Wild Thing” again and everybody dumped “ritual water” over Ibushi while declaring that he will win the G1.

Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi have decided who will team with them in the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Title challenge at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2013”. What’s Sumo Hall without a sumo wrestler? Their partner is Akebono!

Emi Sakura was added to the All Night Nippon GOLD Battle Royal at the 17/8 Sumo Hall show. It took a lot of convincing from herself and Tetsuya Endo to get her in.

The show began with a performance by DPG, Hiroshi Fukuda’s music group consisting of himself and his friends dressed as superheroes. They played their debut song “Demon of the Ring” which is the theme song of Beer Garden Fight 2013.


UNION “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2013 ~ UNION PRODUCE” Results

July 28, 2013

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UNION “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2013 ~ UNION PRODUCE”, 28/07/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
502 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Madoka & Guanchuro defeated Daichi Kazato & SAGAT when Guanchuro pinned SAGAT with a Piledriver (7:18).
2. Mitomi Masayuki Debut Match: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Mitomi Masayuki with the Running Knee Lift (7:18).
3. Rock ‘N’ Roll Death Match: Sayaka Obihiro defeated A.YAZAWA, Ryu Gouma and Choun-Shiryu when Obihiro pinned YAZAWA with the Obihiro Magic (12:45).
4. Idea Pocket Presents: Menso~re Oyaji defeated Hiroshi Fukuda and Mio Shirai when Oyaji pinned Fukuda after an Ashtray Strike (1:36).
4a. Mio Shirai defeated Hiroshi Fukuda and Menso~re Oyaji when Shirai pinned Fukuda with the Purple Flash (2:08).
5. Union Fly To Everywhere Title: Cherry (c) defeated Aoi Kizuki with the Spring Night Love (10:11).
*V2 for Cherry.
6. Best 2 out of 3 Time Admission 8-Man Tag Team Match: Nazo Fukumen M, Nazo Fukumen K, Nazo Fukumen P & Fukumen Queen defeated Isami Kodaka, Shuji Ishikawa, FUMA & Naomi Susan (2-1) (12:53).
6a. Nazo Fukumen K defeated Naomi Susan with a Boston Crab (0:52).
6b. Shuji Ishikawa defeated Nazo Fukumen P with the Running Knee Lift (7:58).
6c. Nazo Fukumen M defeated FUMA with a Power Bomb (12:53).

The main event was a Best 2 out of 3 falls match fought with a Wargames style entry system put in place with each wrestler drawing a random number. The Union Sekigun had the disadvantage from the start when Naomi Susan drew No. 1. She bravely attempted to take down Nazo Fukumen K when the bell rang but it was easily countered into a Boston Crab and Susan tapped out in the first minute the match. As the ring filled up, Shuji Ishikawa evened the score when he pinned Nazo Fukumen P. But in the end, the Nazo Fukumen won the battle with FUMA taking the fall for Union. After the match, Nazo Fukumen P demanded Union to disband because of their defeat. Nazo Fukumen M suddenly low blowed P and then knocked him down with a Lariat. Nazo Fukumen M then unmasked to reveal himself as Seiya Morohashi! He begged Susan to be accepted back into Union and she said “Of course!”

Rika Seibi and Tsubasa Amami were working as beer girls for the show, which as you can see in the photo above is quite the lovely sight. Their future services was also the prize for the Idea Pocket 3 Way Match. Menso~re Oyaji won it almost immediately when he grabbed an ashtray, called over Hiroshi Fukuda for a high five and then bashed him over the head with it. Both Fukuda and Mio Shirai complained about the result and the Idea Pocket divas allowed the match to restart. Fukuda, Oyaji and Shirai all decided to hold a toast during the rematch. As they all drank a beer, Shirai rolled over Fukuda and pinned him to win the idols. Shirai then invited everyone to visit her stall at the 24/8 Shin-Kiba show where the idols will be selling her merchandise. While all of this was going on Shigehiro Irie was in attendance so he could see his crush Seibi again.

Mitomi Masayuki finally had his debut match for Union six months after he signed with the promotion. Masayuki originally suffered an injury in a car crash but he believes that was no excuse to postpone his debut for so long. He has big dreams for wrestling and had six months to deliver that dream to the fans. Shuji Ishikawa defeated him as expected but this is only the beginning for the newcomer.


BEGIN Japanology – Pro Wrestling

July 26, 2013

Here is an enjoyable documentary made by NHK World about pro wrestling in Japan. It contains footage from DDT, Osaka Pro and student pro wrestling shows. Keep a look out for Union’s newest wrestler Mitomi Masayuki, who appears under his former name Go Shiofuki. Sanshiro Takagi also appears briefly to explain why DDT runs several businesses alongside the wrestling company.