DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2014”, 26/01/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,929 Fans – Super No Vacancy
1. Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao when Sasaki submitted Takao with the Crippler Crossface (10:54).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Yasu Urano defeated Masa Takanashi (c), MIKAMI, Michael Nakazawa, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gota Ihashi, Kazuki Hirata, Guanchulo, DJ Nira and Hoshitango (10:00).
2a. Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Masa Takanashi (c) with a Figure Four Necklock (4:18).
*Tomomitsu Matsunaga becomes the 981st champion.
2b. Guanchulo defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (c) with a Figure Four Necklock (4:19).
*Guanchulo becomes the 982nd champion.
2c. Gota Ihashi defeated Guanchulo (c) with a Figure Four Necklock (4:20).
*Gota Ihashi becomes the 983rd champion.
2d. Kazuki Hirata defeated Gota Ihashi (c) with a Figure Four Necklock (4:21).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 984th champion.
2e. Michael Nakazawa defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with the Venom Maker (4:37).
*Michael Nakazawa becomes the 985th champion.
2f. Hoshitango defeated Michael Nakazawa (c) with the Argentine Backbreaker (4:57).
*Hoshitango becomes the 986th champion.
2g. Yasu Urano defeated Hoshitango (c) with a Cradle (6:00).
*Yasu Urano becomes the 987th champion.
2h. Masa Takanashi defeated Yasu Urano (c) with the Bacchus (8:48)
*Masa Takanashi becomes the 988th champion.
3. Yoshiko & Toru Owashi defeated Saki Akai & Makoto Oishi when Yoshiko pinned Akai with the Senton Bomb (9:05).
4. KUDO defeated Danshoku Dino with the Diving Double Knee Drop Enzui (13:27).
5. Sanshiro Takagi & Hikaru Sato defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Akito when Sato submitted Akito with the Leg Trap Cross Armbreaker (15:18).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Kota Ibushi defeated Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto (c) and Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo when Omega pinned Endo after the Swan Dive PK Mind (16:38).
*Yankii Ni Cho Kenji fail in V7. The Golden Lovers become the 49th KO-D Tag Team Champions!
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Somato (21:42).
*V5 for HARASHIMA.
– Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yasu Urano defeated Masa Takanashi (c) with a School Boy (2:58 pm).
*Yasu Urano becomes the 989th champion.
If he hasn’t proven it already, HARASHIMA is a dominant champion. Shigehiro Irie in my mind had the best shot at becoming the man to win the KO-D Openweight Title from HARASHIMA and he was struck down by the champ today. HARASHIMA called Irie a very strong fighter and told him to challenge again and again. HARASHIMA was asked who he wanted to defend the belt against next. Masa Takanashi came out but Amon Tsurumi flat out told him no. He won’t give him the match because his win-loss record lately is bad. Takanashi said he should get the match because he is the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion. Yasu Urano then snuck behind Takanashi and pinned him with a School Boy to become the new Iron Man Champion. Takanashi then begged for a match with Urano so he can win back that title. Tsurumi booked it for the 2nd February Nagoya show. Tsurumi then apologised to HARASHIMA for not finding a No. 1 Contender.
Yankii Ni Cho Kenji’s goal of achieving 100 KO-D Tag Team Title defences has been cut short by the Golden Lovers. Even worse for the former champions, neither Yuko Miyamoto or Isami Kodaka were pinned to lose the belts. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo were also involved in the 3 Way Tag match after they fought the Golden Lovers to a time limit draw in Osaka two weeks ago. Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega were able to isolate Endo and give him the PK Mind Double Tombstone to become the new champions. After the match Kodaka told Ibushi to give them back the belts but Ibushi said no. Kodaka refused to accept the result because neither he or Miyamoto were pinned. Miyamoto demanded a title match against the Lovers and Amon Tsurumi booked it for Nagoya next week. Kenny was okay with the decision because he wants a good challenge and the Yankees are a strong team.
Hikaru Sato fought his final match for DDT today, teaming with Sanshiro Takagi to face Yukio Sakaguchi & Akito. Sakaguchi decided to wrestle the match bare footed when he squared up with Sato. Both had big smiles on their faces as they fought and taunted each other. Sato won his final DDT match by submitting Akito and “Dream Fighter” by Perfume played over the speakers as Takagi, Sakaguchi and Michael Nakazawa gave him their goodbyes. Sato and Nakazawa even shared a kiss! Sato then threw his leg guards and knee pads into the crowd as they chanted his name.
Toru Owashi thought that he and Yoshiko were like brother and sister when they teamed together to beat Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai. Yoshiko pinned Akai to serve the model her first loss in wrestling. When asked about Akai during a post-match interview, Yoshiko said she has not grown as a wrestler since her debut last year. She was asked to compare Akai with Yuzuki Aikawa and she said they don’t compare at all. Akai admitted she was afraid if she messed up and if her body cannot keep up with the other wrestlers in the ring. Oishi consoled her as she began crying. Akai said she will practice more and more and will get revenge on Yoshiko.
A chain of Figure Four Necklocks resulted in the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title changing hands four times in four seconds. Masa Takanashi went into the Battle Royal as champion and was able to win back the title before the time ran out. He then lost the belt to Urano at the end of the show.
DDT has a new sponsor on their corner posts. They are sponsored by a PC web browser game called Joshi Wrestling War Ring☆Dream (女子プロレス大戦リング☆ドリーム). As part of this deal Sanshiro Takagi, Antonio Honda and Michael Nakazawa will get gender-swapped versions of themselves added to the game! T-shirts of their characters will also be sold at future DDT shows.
MMA fighter Mitsuyoshi Nakai announced he will compete at the 28th February Hard Hit show. Mitsuyoshi is the son of manga artist Yoshinori Nakai, one half of the Yudetamago duo famous for making Kinnikuman. Hikaru Sato described his fight style as Pancrase-like and he scouted him because of that style. Nakai received an offer to do pro wrestling by Takagi and Sato last year but he wasn’t sure to accept it. However he became a fan of Hard Hit and wanted to take part.
The Brahman Brothers will be on the 23rd February Korakuen Hall show.