Hakata Star Lane
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1. Soma Takao defeated Akito with the Sorarina (7:20).
2. Kyushu Selection Army Vs DDT Sekigun – All Out War: Kota Ibushi, Yuto Aijima & Azul Dragon defeated Masa Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa when Ibushi pinned Nakazawa with the Sit Down Last Ride (12:18).
3. Antonio Honda defeated Batten Tamagawa with the Diving Fist Drop (7:45).
4. 3 Vs 2 Handicap Match: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Maki Ito defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi when Oishi pinned Takagi after Ito used the Poison Mist (11:44).
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi, MIKAMI & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA (c), KUDO & Yasu Urano by Referee Stoppage when Sakaguchi used the Sleeper Hold on HARASHIMA (13:50).
*Yukio Sakaguchi becomes the 978th champion.
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie when Miyamoto pinned Ishii with the Pivot Fire Thunder (13:26).
*V6 For Yankii Ni Cho Kenju.

The defences just keep on coming for the KO-D Tag Team Champions, this time with a victory over Team Dream Futures. After the match Yuko Miyamoto said that even though a certain newspaper didn’t give them an award this year, they have defended the championships well. Isami Kodaka welcomed many more challenges from Drift because they will beat them every time. Keisuke Ishii doesn’t see the funny side. Today was his 6th straight KO-D Tag Team Title match defeat (including the match where he and Irie lost the titles). He thought the experience gained in All Japan recently would help himbut instead he is left feeling very frustrated. However he will not give up and still wants to go after the KO-D Tag Titles and also the All Asia Tag Team Titles. Shigehiro Irie promised Ishii he will work hard and Soma Takao said he wants to get a Tag Title shot too.

Yukio Sakaguchi scored a major victory over HARASHIMA just over a week before they face off for the KO-D Openweight Title. Sakaguchi choked out the champion with a Sleeper Hold, forcing the referee to stop the match and award his team with the win. As a result, Sakaguchi also became the new Iron Man Heavymtalweight Champion, ending HARASHIMA’s DDT Triple Crown reign.

Sanshiro Takagi’s weird grudge with idol groups not called AKB48 returned with this 2-on-3 Handicap match. Takagi and Toru Owashi will soon reunite with Akebono to defend their KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles against Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Aja Kong. But today Takagi & Owashi faced Dino, Oishi and Maki Ito from the group LinQ. Ito’s wrestling debut was not pleasant. When she got into the ring with Takagi, she was given a Giant Swing while her group’s new song “Colourful Days” was playing over the speakers. She also was the victim of a backfired double team move involving her face being shoved into Dino’s exposed backside. Things were looking bleak until Oishi countered Takagi’s Sunflower Bomb into a Frankensteiner. Ito then suddenly spat Poison Mist into Takagi’s eyes, distracting him enough for Oishi to pin him afterwards.

Batten Tamgawa riled up the crowd with his Americanisms before his match with Antonio Honda by mocking the local food. Honda however was not buying it and wrestled the match trying to get Tamagawa to admit he actually eats the Japanese food he was making fun of. Honda succeeded and a defeated Tamagawa admitted he loves the food in Hakata. He apologised for pretending to be American and will move to the area next year.

Michael Nakazawa bragged to his Kyushu opponents about how cool Tokyo is before the DDT Vs Kyushu 6-Man Tag match. Naturally he was defeated.


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