DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2013 ~DDT48 GENERAL ELECTION LAST POLLING DAY~”, 29/09/2013
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,052 Fans – Super No vacancy Full House
0. Dark Match: Guanchulo Vs Gorgeous Matsuno ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
1. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao when Kodaka pinned Takao with a Cradle (12:14).
*V1 for Yankii Ni Cho Kenju.
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Scramble Battle Royal: KUDO defeated Akihiro (c) with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:54).
Order of Elimination: Masa Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Kazuki Hirata, Hoshitango, Cherry, Mio Shirai, Michael Nakazawa, DJ Nira, Akihiro.
*KUDO becomes the 975th champion.
3. MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba defeated Hikaru Sato & Akito when MIKAMI pinned Akito with a Modified School Boy (10:36).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Akebono defeated Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Gota Ihashi when Akebono pinned Ihashi with the Body Press (13:04).
*V1 for Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Akebono.
5. Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino defeated Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Super Sagadang Machine when Honda pinned Machine with the Diving Fist Drop (15:48).
6. Shigehiro Irie defeated Konosuke Takeshita with a Package Piledriver (10:50).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Yasu Urano with the Somato (21:18).
*V1 for HARASHIMA.
It was an emotional main event between two friends over the KO-D Openweight Title. But Yasu Urano was determined to do anything to win the title from HARASHIMA, even if it meant targeting the champ’s injured leg. However, HARASHIMA stayed strong and was able to defeat Urano to record the first defence of his latest title reign. Urano admitted feeling ashamed for going after HARASHIMA’s injury but he was forgiven. Next for HARASHIMA is the winner of the DDT48 General Election.
Shigehiro Irie has added the Package Piledriver to his arsenal. That move might come in handy when he and Keisuke Ishii travel over to All Japan in the coming weeks.
The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Title being defended under Falls Count Anywhere rules guaranteed a crazy match. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Akebono were able to defeat the Golden Rendezvous in a match that went all over Korakuen Hall. Afterwards, Takagi asked Akebono if he could return on 4th November in Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum for the next title defence. Akebono said he would be there and he thanked the fans for their support. In a backstage interview Takagi bragged that his team is unbeatable. He also told Akebono they should go to a tiny place where a grand sumo champion has never fought before, like Chiba.
KUDO was absolutely dominant in the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title Battle Royal. He even survived an ambush by Gorgeous Matsuno & Guanchulo after winning the title.
Yankii Ni Cho Kenju bragged about winning their first of 100 planned defences of the KO-D Tag Team Title. Keisuke Ishii took the defeat in his stride and swore he will bring the All Asia Tag Team Titles to DDT!
Grogeous Matsuno was impressed with Guanchulo after their time limit draw. He requested to team with him sometime in the future.
Saki Akai will return to wrestle her second ever match at the 4th November Osaka show.
Sanshiro Takagi announced that he wants DDT to perform at the Saitama Super Arena. He said it will be possible because they were able to do shows at Sumo Hall and Budokan Hall.
Union will soon become a separate company from DDT. The spin-off has been financed by DDT ever since its rebirth in 2005. It will now be its own independent company but will continue its relationship with DDT. Union will also debut a new rookie at the 23rd October Korakuen Hall show. The name I get from translation is Suru Kawamura but that will be corrected as soon as I get the proper name.
Tokyo Women’s Wrestling will hold its first official show in Kitizawa Town Hall on 1st December. It will be the second half of a doubleshot with DDT held that day.