2013 DDT48 General Election

August 27, 2013

The DDT48 General Election returns for a fourth year. The election allows fans to vote for who will compete at the 20th October Korakuen Hall show. The grand prize for the winner is 1,000,000 Yen and also a KO-D Openweight Title shot for 20/10. If the KO-D Champion (currently HARASHIMA) wins the election, he will get to choose the No. 1 Contender. The rest of the card will be filled with wrestlers who make up the Top 20. Wrestlers who finish between 21st and 24th will compete in a tag team dark match. People are eligable to vote when they buy merchandise at DDT and Union shows, gaining one voting slip for every 3,000 yen they spend. There are actually 49 names on the ballot this year due to Tetsuya Endo being injured. He is currently expected to be cleared to wrestle at 20/10 but the extra entry is there to fill in the gap should he not recover in time. The polls opened at the 24/8 Korakuen show and will end on the 29/9 Korakuen show. Results will be announced at Shin-Kiba 1st RING on 2nd October.

1. Kota Ibushi
2. Danshoku Dino
3. HARASHIMA
4. MIKAMI
5. Hikaru Sato
6. Isami Kodaka
7. Shigehiro Irie
8. Kenny Omega
9. KUDO
10. Makoto Oishi
11. Masa Takanashi
12. Antonio Honda
13. Mio Shirai
14. Yasu Urano
15. Keisuke Ishii
16. Cherry
17. Konosuke Takeshita
18. Takao Soma
19. DJ Nira
20. Yukio Sakaguchi
21. Hiroshi Fukuda
22. Michael Nakazawa
23. Gorgeous Matsuno
24. Rion Mizuki
25. Tomomitsu Matsunaga
26. Akito
27. Kazuki Hirata
28. Gota Ihashi
29. Tetsuya Endo
30. Daisuke Sasaki
31. Hoshitango
32. Yuji Hino
33. Toru Owashi
34. Yoshihiko
35. Guanchulo
36. Shuji Ishikawa
37. Seiya Morohashi
38. FUMA
39. Daichi Kazato
40. Ryu Gouma
41. SAGAT
42. Mitomi Masayuki
43. Menso~re Oyaji
44. Madoka
45. Kaori Yoneyama
46. Kengo Takai
47. Tanomusaku Toba
48. Yoshiaki Yago
49. Super Sagadang Machine

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DDT “MEMORIES OF SUMMER VACATION 2013” Results

August 25, 2013

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DDT “MEMORIES OF SUMMER VACATION 2013”, 25/08/2013
Shinjuku FACE
506 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Guanchulo defeated Michael Nakazawa with a School Boy (5:40).
1. 4 Way Match: MIKAMI defeated Hikaru Sato, Masa Takanashi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga when MIKAMI pinned Matsunaga with a School Boy (5:46).
2. Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Ihashi pinned Hirata after Ibushi Power Bombed Ihashi onto Hirata (10:52).
3. Konosuke Takeshita defeated DJ Nira with the Touchdown (9:03).
4. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Makoto Oishi & Akito when Soma pinned Oishi with the Gin & Tonic (10:41).
5. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Yasu Urano defeated Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango when Urano pinned Hoshitango with a Cradle (14:29).
6. DDT Extreme Title – T-back Table Match: Danshoku Dino defeated Kenny Omega (c) with the Fighto Nipatsu off the T-back into a table (21:46).
*Kenny Omega fails in V5. Danshoku Dino becomes the 23rd DDT Extreme Champion!

Danshoku Dino is the new DDT Extreme Champion! Dino defeated Kenny Omega in a T-back Table match to win the belt. The rules of the T-back Table match is a table had to be set up on one of the corner posts and the match could only be won when someone was thrown off the “T-back” into another table. Both men fought down to their rainbow thongs and Kenny had his forehead busted open when he Moonsaulted off of the T-back on Dino and a bunch of chairs in the audience. The finish came when both men were atop the T-back. Dino tried to do the Danshoku Driver but Kenny resisted. Dino then gave him a Lip Lock and dry humped him off the T-back onto a table below to win. Kenny accepted defeat and handed the belt over to Dino. The new champion said the Extreme Title is dyed in the colour of champions and he will show that it is a major title in DDT. He then called out Antonio Honda, who will be the first challenger in Hakata on 8th September.

Tsurumi Amon told HARASHIMA that two people approached him for the 29/9 KO-D Title shot. The first person was Kazuki Hirata, who Amon dismissed immediately. The other was surprisingly Yasu Urano, HARASHIMA’s stablemate. Urano told HARASHIMA he was envious of HARASHIMA for main eventing Sumo Hall and he wanted to face him at the next big stage, Korakuen Hall. HARASHIMA would never decline a request from a friend and accepted Urano’s challenge.

Takao Soma is picking up wins with his new Gin & Tonic (Axe Guillotine Driver/Jig ‘N’ Tonic) finisher as he and Keisuke Ishii approach their KO-D Tag Team Title match against Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto next month. Soma mocked the champions goal of winning 100 title defences and said when Drift win the titles, they will defend it 105 times.

Kota Ibushi and Gota Ihashi asked Toru Owashi to team with them and challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles in Korakuen next month. They also want the match to be Falls Count Anywhere.


UNION “SUMMER FESTIVAL 2013” Results

August 24, 2013

UNION “SUMMER FESTIVAL 2013”, 24/08/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
211 Fans – No Vacancy

1. FUMA & Daichi Kazato defeated Kotaro Nasu & SAGAT when FUMA pinned SAGAT with a Sole Butt (10:57).
2. Choun-Shiryu defeated Ryu Gouma with the Chinese Bombs Away (6:20).
3. Idea Pocket Presents – 4 Way Match: Menso~re Oyaji defeated Hiroshi Fukuda, Mio Shirai and Kaori Yoneyama when Oyaji pinned Fukuda with a School Boy (0:19).
3a. Mio Shirai & Kaori Yoneyama defeated Hiroshi Fukuda & Menso~re Oyaji when Shirai pinned Fukuda with a Headbutt (4:40).
4. Rumi Kazama Produce – A Little Early Union Ceremony Send-Off: GAMI defeated Cherry with a Cradle (7:57).
5. Feast Of Men Who Have Messed Up COOL: HAYATA & Takao Soma defeated Madoka & Mitomi Masayuki when HAYATA pinned Masayuki with a Moonsault (12:33).
6. Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Shuji Ishikawa & Seiya Morohashi when Kodaka pinned Morohashi with the Zan Isamu Leg (15:23).

Isami Kodaka challenged the Nazo Fukumen to a match against himself and Yuko Miyamoto at the next Union show. During the confrontation HAYATA suddenly appeared and unmasked Nazo Fukumen B, causing him to flee from ringside.

Cherry read a tearful goodbye message to GAMI after their match. She admitted it was selfish of her to ask for a singles match before GAMI retired. GAMI thanked Cherry and also the fans because she did not not know what kind of reaction she would get from them today.

The Idea Pocket prize this month was the chance to collaborate with Rika Seibi and Tsubasa Amami for a future project. Menso~re Oyaji won the match immediately with a roll up on Hiroshi Fukuda. Mio Shirai called out Oyaji and told him it was not a convincing victory. Kaori Yoneyama was also angry at the result. Amami said she would only do a collaboration if the person won a decent match. Shirai then demanded a tag team match between the men and the women to solve the dispute. The match went ahead and Shirai pinned Fukuda to win the prize. The idols suggested they could do a DVD or calender shoot together with Shirai. The DVD suggestion got a big pop from the crowd.

Ryu Gouma interrogated Choun-Shiryu over his true nationality before their match. Gouma began asking if it was correct that Choun debuted for Muscle in 2004 as a student from Peking University Graduate School. Choun said there was no doubt. Objection! Gouma looked at Wikipedia and found out that Shiryu went to a Japanese university. Shirai denied it because anyone can edit Wikipedia and fill it with fake information. When Gouma pressed further, Shiryu had enough and jumped him to start the match. He was able to beat Gouma with the Chinese Gory Bomb followed by the Chinese Bombs Away. That was enough to convince Gouma that he really is Chinese. Gouma apologised for doubting Shiryu.


DDT “SEA WRESTLING” Results

August 24, 2013

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DDT “SEA WRESTLING”, 24/08/2013
Ohama Coast Keio University Camp Store
300 Fans

6-Way Match: HARASHIMA defeated Kota Ibushi, Antonio Honda, Michael Nakazawa, Gota Ihashi and Mitomi Masayuki when HARASHIMA pinned Nakazawa with the Somato on the stage (40:15).

It was a cloudy day at the beach but that didn’t stop DDT from having a wrestling match by the seaside. Union’s Mitomi Masayuki got to join in for his first Anywhere Pro Wrestling match as part of the DDT family. He enjoyed it so much he told the others they should come here again next year. HARASHIMA continues his wave of victories with a pin over Michael Nakazawa to end their day at the beach.


Full Card For Union Tomorrow, DDT In Early September

August 23, 2013

UNION “SUMMER FESTIVAL 2013”, 24/08/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ryu Gouma Vs Choun-Shiryu
2. Idea Pocket Presents – 4 Way Match: Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Menso~re Oyaji Vs Mio Shirai Vs Kaori Yoneyama
3. FUMA & Daichi Kazato Vs Kotaro Nasu & SAGAT
4. Rumi Kazama Produce – A Little Early Union Ceremony Send-Off: Cherry Vs GAMI
5. Feast Of Men Who Have Messed Up COOL: HAYATA & Takao Soma Vs Madoka & Mitomi Masayuki
6. Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Seiya Morohashi

Mio Shirai will have the Idea Pocket idols Rika Seibi and Tsubasa Amami working for her at the show. Other prizes will be on the line for the Idea Pocket match.

Ryu Gouma’s opponent will be Choun-Shiryu. The two have been feuding the last couple of months over the case of SAGAT turning into a Chinese Vampire. Since that problem is now out of the way, Gouma now has another reason to fight Shiryu. Gouma doubts his opponent is really Chinese and he will use this match as an opportunity to discover what Shiryu’s nationality really is.

DDT “FIRST MANA, TSUGARU SUPPORT”, 01/09/2013
Aomori Industrial Hall

1. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. 3 Way Match: Kota Ibushi Vs Shigehiro Irie Vs DJ Nira
3. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Michael Nakazawa
4. Kenny Omega & Gota Ihasi Vs Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi
5. Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma Vs Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki
6. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Yasu Urano Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Akito

We get an exciting Kota Ibushi Vs Shigehiro Irie rematch. Or at least we would if DJ Nira wasn’t also in it.

DDT “GO! GO! WEST TOUR IN TAKAMATSU 2013”, 07/09/2013
Takamatsu Symbol Tower Exhibition Centre

1. MIKAMI Vs Antonio Honda
2. Michael Nakazawa 3 Match Trial – Match 1: Michael Nakazawa Vs Sanshiro Takagi
3. Shikoku Special 4 Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs Kota Ibushi Vs Danshoku Dino Vs Keisuke Ishii

DDT spends September travelling through western Japan for a tour of shows kicking off in Takamatsu.

DDT “GO! GO! WEST TOUR IN HAKATA 2013”, 08/09/2013
Hakata Sazanpia

1. Michael Nakazawa 3 Match Trial – Match 2: Michael Nakazawa Vs Sanshiro Takagi
2. Kota Ibushi Vs Makoto Oishi
3. DDT Extreme Title: Kenny Omega (c) Vs Antonio Honda

The winner of Kenny Omega vs Danshoku Dino for the DDT Extreme Title tomorrow has Antonio Honda waiting for them at Hakata.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANPURO HOUSE SHOW 4” Results

August 23, 2013

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANPURO HOUSE SHOW 4”, 23/08/2013
Nanhai Ichigaya Memorial Clinic
70 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. G3 Climax: Yumehito Imanari (2) defeated Gorikiko (0) with a Cradle (2:06).
2. G3 Climax: Tomohiro Otani (2) defeated Gorikiko (0) with a Back Flip (1:16).
3. G3 Climax: Shota (2) defeated Tomohiro Otani (2) with a Headlock (3:16).
4. G3 Climax: Shota (4) defeated Gorikiko (0) with a Figure Four Leg Lock (3:35)
5. G3 Climax: Yumehito Imanari (4) defeated Tomohiro Otani (2) with a Sliding Clothesline (2:50).
6. G3 Climax: Shota (6) defeated Yumehito Imanari (4) with a Sharpshooter (7:00).
*Shota wins the G3 Climax.
7. Osamu Namiguchi & Bad Tension TAMAGAWA defeated Ken Ohka & Shota when TAMAGAWA pinned Shota with the BT Bomber (11:52).

Today’s Ganbare☆Wrestling show revolved around the G3 Climax, a one day round robin tournament. It was originally supposed to be a 3 person competition between Tomohiro Otani, Shota and Gorikiko. Instead it became a 4 person tournament with Yumehito Imanari filling the extra spot. Shota won all three of his matches and was crowned the G3 Climax winner.

The celebration ceremony with him and Ken Ohka was interrupted by Osamu Namiguchi and the newly renamed Bad Tension TAMAGAWA, who challenged them to an impromptu tag match. TAMAGAWA’s new mean streak proved too much for a tired Shota and the invaders scored another victory over Ganpuro. TAMAGAWA talked down the G3 Climax tournament and told the Ganbare wrestlers they are all losers. If they wanted to be winners, they should join him and Namiguchi. When they left Ohka gave his motivation speech and brought out Shota’s prize for winning the G3, a Tokyo Sports Award trophy Ohka received back in 2006.


Sea Wrestling, Summer Vacation, Summer Festival, Who’s Gonna Top?

August 21, 2013

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DDT “SEA WRESTLING”, 24/08/2013
Ohama Coast Keio University Camp Store

6-Way Match: HARASHIMA Vs Kota Ibushi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Michael Nakazawa Vs Gota Ihasi Vs Mitomi Masayuki

DDT heads over to the Ohama in Minami-cho for its latest Anywhere Pro Wrestling show, this time near the sea.

UNION “SUMMER FESTIVAL 2013”, 24/08/2013
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ryu Gouma Vs X
2. FUMA & Daichi Kazato Vs Kotaro Nasu & SAGAT
3. Idea Pocket Presents: X Vs X
4. Feast Of Men Who Have Messed Up COOL: HAYATA & Takao Soma Vs Madoka & Mitomi Masayuki
5. Rumi Kazama Produce – A Little Early Union Ceremony Send-Off: Cherry Vs GAMI
6. Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Seiya Morohashi

Isami Kodaka is using the main event match to prepare himself and Yuko Miyamoto for their first KO-D Tag Team Title defence in DDT next month.

Cherry revealed that she feels indebted to GAMI for all the years she took care of her in Pro Wrestling WAVE. She is also happy to have a match with GAMI because more and more women want to have a match with her before she retires.

Ryu Gouma’s opponent might be one of the Nazo Fukumen.

DDT “MEMORIES OF SUMMER VACATION 2013”, 25/08/2013
Shinjuku FACE

0. Dark Match: Michael Nakazawa Vs Guanchulo
1. 4 Way Match: MIKAMI Vs Hikaru Sato Vs Masa Takanashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi
3. Konosuke Takeshita Vs DJ Nira
4. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Makoto Oishi & Akito
5. HARASHIMA, KUDO & Yasu Urano Vs Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango
6. DDT Extreme Title – T-back Table Match: Kenny Omega (c) Vs Danshoku Dino

Danshoku Dino is the next challenger for Kenny Omega’s DDT Extreme Title. Omega is looking forward to it. In fact, one of his favourite matches from 2011 was a singles match he had against Dino. Kenny even allowed Dino to select what match they will have. Dino tried to say he wanted a Table Match but couldn’t pronounce it in English. Tsurumi Amon thought Dino said T-back and decided the match will be a T-back Table Match. Nobody has a clue what the rules for that match are so Amon will create the rules eventually.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2013 ~DDT48 GENERAL ELECTION LAST POLLING DAY~”, 29/09/2013
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Akebono Vs X, X & X
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma
3. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs X

The first defences of all three new KO-D Champions will take place in Korakuen Hall. HARASHIMA does not have an opponent yet for the KO-D Openweight Title.

Sanshiro Takagi will be taking a break from wrestling until the KO-D 6-Man Tag Title defence on this show. He will be focusing on his role as DDT president in the meantime.