HARD HIT “~BATTLE FRIDAY~” Results

February 28, 2014

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HARD HIT “~BATTLE FRIDAY~”, 28/02/2014
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
240 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Hikaru Sato (0D/0E/0P) defeated Hayato Mashita (1D/2E/0P) by TKO with Low Kicks (7:20).
2. Mitsuyoshi Nakai (0D/2E/0P) Vs Kotaru Naso (1D/1E/0P) ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
3. 2nd Grappling Tournament – First Round: Shuichiro Katsumura (0D/0E/0P) defeated Kenta Hattori (0D/0E/0P) with a Triangle Choke (0:44).
4. 2nd Grappling Tournament – First Round: Atsushi Aoki (0D/1E/0P) defeated Koji Iwamoto (0D/0E/0P) with a Cross Armlock (3:23).
5. Masaaki Mochizuki (0D/2E/0P) defeated Hiroshi Kobayashi (0D/2E/0P) by TKO with Palm Strikes (5:18).
6. Poai Suganuma (0D/0E/0P) defeated Ryuichi Sekine (0D/2E/0P) by Referee Stoppage with a Uranage Suplex (1:51).
7. Yukio Sakaguchi (0D/1E/0P) defeated SUSHI (3D/0E/0P) by TKO with a High Kick (4:54).
8. 2nd Grappling Tournament – Final: Atsushi Aoki (0D/1E/0P) defeated Shuichiro Katsumura (0D/2E/0P) by Points Decision (10:00).
9. HARASHIMA (1D/2E/0P) defeated Takafumi Ito (1D/1E/0P) by Referee Stoppage with a Cross Armlock (11:39).

Poai Suganuma has taken a liking to fighting in Hard Hit and challenged Hikaru Sato to a bout on 26th April. They last fought each other almost nine years ago in Pancrase and it was Suganama’s first fight in Japan. Suganama won that fight by decision.


TOKYO WOMEN’S WRESTLING “SHIBUYA ENTERTAINMENT☆FIGHT 2” Results

February 27, 2014

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TOKYO WOMEN’S WRESTLING “SHIBUYA ENTERTAINMENT☆FIGHT 2”, 27/02/2014
Shibuya Entertainment Stage
70 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Chikage Kiba defeated KANNA with a Crucifix Pin (5:20).
2. 3 Way Match: Nonoko defeated Shoko Nakajima and Ririko Kendo when Nonoko pinned both Nakajima and Kendo with the Double Pie Fly Flow (5:48).
3. Miyu Yamashita defeated Yuka Sakazaki with the Crash Rabbit Heat (5:51).

Both Miyu Yamashita and Nonoko continue their winning streaks on the road to Kawasaki Plaza Sol. Yamashita beat Nonoko in a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to make her match with Yuka Sakazaki the main event of today’s show. When the event was finished Tetsuya Koda assured the two that their match will be the main event of the 5th April Kawasaki show. But first they need a main event for the 15th March in Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR. Both Yamashita and Nonoko will have to find somebody to team with as they will face off in a tag team match.

Also announced for 15/3 is an exhibition match for the newest Tokyo Joshi trainee, currently named Korei. Korei was born on 29th September 1992 and is from the Shizuoka Prefecture. She previously competed in dodgeball and swimming.


I Know You’re All Busy With The Network But Here’s Some New Lineups

February 24, 2014

TOKYO WOMEN’S WRESTLING “SHIBUYA ENTERTAINMENT☆FIGHT 2”, 27/02/2014
Shibuya Entertainment Stage

1. Chikage Kiba Vs KANNA
2. Miyu Yamashita Vs Yuka Sakazaki
3. 3 Way Match: Nonoko Vs Shoko Nakajima Vs Ririko Kendo

The match order will be determined on the day of the show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU IN HIROSHIMA ~ DRAMATIC DREAM TOUKASAN”, 01/03/2014
Hiroshima Industrial Hall West Exhibition Hall

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Guanchulo
2. MIKAMI Vs KENICHI
3. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Yuto Aijima Vs Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Rey Paroma
4. 4 Way Match: Kota Ibushi Vs Yasu Urano Vs Michael Nakazawa Vs DJ Nira
5. Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao
6. KUDO, Masa Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Akito, Tetsuya Endo & Konosuke Takeshita
7. DDT Extreme Title – New York Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Danshoku Dino

Yuto Aijima, Rey Paroma and KENICHI return for DDT’s trip to Hiroshima.

DDT “OSAKA NORTHERN STORY”, 02/03/2014
Osaka Umeda Nasci Hall

1. MIKAMI Vs Akito
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Kiai Ryuuken Ecchan & DJ Nira
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki
4. Kota Ibushi Vs Guanchulo
5. Michael & Matsunaga Tag Ordeal: Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Zeus & The Bodyguard
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Yukio Sakaguchi
7. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs KUDO & Masa Takanashi

The Homo-sapiens are no more but Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi have already found a replacement for Aja Kong. Enter Yukio Sakaguchi, fresh off of a defeat to KUDO. A title win here will be just what the doctor ordered to get him back on track.

Amon Tsurumi has been disappointed in the performances of Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga lately so they now have to face Zeus & The Bodyguard. How that is supposed to motivate them, I don’t know.

BOYZ “BOYZ DOLL FESTIVAL SPECIAL ~ONNA MATSURI 3~”, 04/03/2014
Shinjuku FACE

1. Soma Takao Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. KUDO Vs Mitomi Masayuki
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Masa Takanashi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Akito
4. Isami Kodaka, Kota Ibushi & Tetsuya Endo Vs Makoto Oishi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Konosuke Takeshita
5. HARASHIMA Vs Hiroshi Fukuda

More new matches for the BOYZ. No YaroZ needed.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2014”, 21/03/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Monster Army Disbanded Match: Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki, Hoshitango, Yuji Hino, X
2. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract Battle Royal: X Vs X
3. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs KUDO

My favourite match in DDT returns for its annual appearance. The Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract Battle Royal combines the Royal Rumble and the Money In The Bank to create something bonkers in the usual DDT manner. Last year their was four identical prizes, all KO-D Openweight Title matches but with the extra stipulation the the contracts could change hands like championships. Prizes from previous years have included contracts for promoting shows, winning romantic dates and even temporarily morphing into other wrestlers.


DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2014” Results

February 23, 2014

 

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2014”, 23/02/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,028 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Lucha Libre Rules: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & MIKAMI defeated Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango when Takagi pinned Hoshitango with La Magistral Cradle (8:30).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Daichi Kakimoto defeated Yasu Urano (c), Akito, Kazuki Hirata, Gota Ihashi, Guanchulo, Gorgeous Matsuno, DJ Nira, Saki Akai and Emi Sakura (13:25).
2a. Gorgeous Matsuno was eliminated by Ring Out (3:39).
2b. Yasu Urano (c) eliminated Kazuki Hirata by Ring Out (7:32).
2c. Yasu Urano (c) eliminated Saki Akai with a Cradle (8:05).
*V2 for Yasu Urano.
2d. Emi Sakura eliminated Yasu Urano (c) with La Magistral Cradle (8:30).
*Emi Sakura becomes the 990th champion.
2e. DJ Nira eliminated Emi Sakura (c) with a Crucifix Pin (9:28).
*DJ Nira becomes the 991st champion.
2f. Akito eliminated DJ Nira (c) with the Ankle Hold (9:56).
*Akito becomes the 992nd champion.
2g. Daichi Kakimoto eliminated Akito (c) with a Cradle (11:17).
*Daichi Kakimoto becomes the 993rd champion.
2h. Gota Ihashi eliminated Guanchulo with a Cradle (12:30).
2i. Daichi Kakimoto (c) eliminated Gota Ihashi with a Lariat (13:25).
*V1 for Daichi Kakimoto.
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Daichi Kakimoto (c) with a School Boy (12:37 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 994th champion.
3. Konosuke Takeshita 3-Match Trial Series – 1st Leg: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Endo pinned Nakazawa with the Sky Twister Press (10:56).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Match: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Aja Kong (c) when Takao pinned Dino with the Gin And Tonic (10:56).
*The Homo-sapiens fail in V2. Team Dream Futures become the 8th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. Do Or Die!? Negligence Match: KUDO defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with a Backspin Kick (7:39).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles Match: Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega (c) defeated Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei when Omega pinned Kei after the PK Mind (13:42).
*V2 for The Golden Lovers.
7. KO-D Openweight Title Match: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Masa Takanashi with the Somato (19:08).
*V6 for HARASHIMA.

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HARASHIMA just cannot be stopped, even though not many expected Masa Takanashi to stop him in the first place. Takanashi tried to do everything he could from playing possum to actually trying his best to win but in the end he fell to the Somato just like almost everyone else has during HARASHIMA’s KO-D Openweight Title reign. The next wrestler stepping up to the plate for a title shot is someone close to HARASHIMA, KUDO! HARASHIMA told KUDO he’s been waiting for him and gladly accepted the challenge for the next Korakuen Hall show on 21st March.

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In a company filled with weirdness, it really takes a lot of effort to become the most bizarre challenge for a team like the Golden Lovers. Today that team appeared. The Brahman Brothers are infamous for their matches filled with foreign objects you would never expect to see in wrestling matches. The Brahmans made their entrance spitting water at everybody and soaked Tsurumi Amon with bottled tea. Throughout the match they used bamboo swords, a bucket of water, a chocolate cream cake, a bowling ball, a suitcase, pig feet and finally a decapitated pig’s head to try and defeat the KO-D Tag Team Champions. They also blinded the champions with black ink, Poison Mist style. But Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega later gave them a taste of their own medicine and spat the ink in the faces of the Brahmans. The PK Mind put an end to one of the messiest matches in DDT history.

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The grudge between KUDO and Yukio Sakaguchi was formed when the two would not stop fighting each other during their matches. They finally got a singles match between each other and needless to say, they kicked the crap out of each other! KUDO was the last man standing and got the win with a Backspin Kick.

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The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles switched hands as Team Dream Futures defeated The Homo-sapiens. The story of the match was whether or not Keisuke Ishii had the mental strength to resist the Lip Lock from Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Aja Kong. Even though Kong got to kiss Shigehiro Irie, she also got an accidental kiss from Dino when Soma Takao kicked them into each other. Soma went above and beyond to win by countering the Danshoku Driver into the Gin And Tonic and pinning Dino while his head was still in his tights. Keisuke Ishii was thrilled to be a 6-Man Tag Champion again because Drift were the first champions and they had not held the belts for 393 days. Oishi decided to dissolve The Homo-sapiens but also demanded that he, Dino and a new partner should get a rematch.

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Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo got off on a great start for their 3 match series. The rookie team defeated Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga in an impressive display. After the match Endo said he and Takeshita were second to none. He then asked Tsurumi who their next opponents are going to be. Tsurumi admitted Nakazawa & Matsunaga were disappointing first choices and announced the rookie’s next match in Osaka on 2nd March will be against Zeus & The Bodyguard!

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Daichi Kakimoto celebrated his final match for DDT by winning the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title and then losing it afterwards. The Rumble match saw the belt change hands several times. Yasu Urano went in as champion but was pinned by Emi Sakura with the help of Gaunchulo and DJ Nira. Nira then betrayed Sakura to win the belt from her. Akito submitted Nira and then Kakimoto with the help of Guanchulo and Gota Ihashi won the belt from Akito. Kakimoto went on to win the match as champion and was given a farewell ceremony. Kakimoto said he felt 100 times stronger returning to the ring. Everyone celebrated until Kazuki Hirata suddenly gave Kakimoto a School Boy and ran off with the belt.

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The opener was fought under Lucha Libre rules, which is becoming common for matches between Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi and the Monster Army. When the rules were announced Owashi got “T2P” chants. The Monster Army suffered another defeat and Antonio Honda was left frustrated. He told his team mates that after working so hard for a year and a half he now realises their goal of purchasing a tank is too great for them to achieve. Honda then announced the Monster Army’s last match will take place next month.


BOYZ And Dolls, We’re Just A Bunch Of Crazy BOYZ And Dolls

February 22, 2014

BOYZ “BOYZ DOLL FESTIVAL SPECIAL ~ONNA MATSURI 3~”, 04/03/2014
Shinjuku FACE

1. Isami Kodaka, Kota Ibushi & Tetsuya Endo Vs Makoto Oishi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Konosuke Takeshita
2. HARASHIMA Vs Hiroshi Fukuda

KUDO, Masa Takanashi, Daisuke Sasaki, Keisuke Ishii, Akito, Soma Takao, Kazuki Hirata and Mitomi Masayuki will also wrestle on the show.


DDT “UP UP DDT ~ UP UP GIRLS VS HOMOIRO CLOVER Z VOL. 1” Results

February 19, 2014

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DDT “UP UP DDT ~ UP UP GIRLS VS HOMOIRO CLOVER Z VOL. 1”, 19/02/2014
Shinjuku FACE
512 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. KUDO defeated Akito with the Diving Double Knee Drop (5:20).
2. Kota Ibushi defeated Up Up Machine (w/ Up Up Girls & Shogun KY Mana) with the Sit Down Last Ride (7:39).
3. Makoto Oishi & Isami Kodaka defeated Danshoku Dino & Hiroshi Fukuda when Oishi pinned Fukuda after the Zan Isamu Leg from Kodaka (12:14).
Bonus Match: Up Up Machine (Sanshiro Takagi) defeated Up Up Machine (Kazuki Hirata) with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (?:??).

DDT co-promoted a show with the Up Up Girls for a show that featured wrestling and musical performances. The event focused on the feud between the Up Up Girls and Homoiro Clover Z. The idols brought in some wrestlers to fight on their behalf. They were the mysterious Up Up Machine, Isami Kodaka and in a surprising betrayal Makoto Oishi! Danshoku Dino was shocked to learn that Oishi was a spy for the Up Up Girls all along! Hiroshi Fukuda stepped up to team with Dino to wrestle Kodaka & Oishi in the main event.

Kota Ibushi had to face the Up Up Machine, the secret weapon in a Strong Machine mask who was accompanied by the Up Up Girls. All of the girls except one also wore similar Super Strong Machine masks. The one who didn’t was dressed up as Shogun KY Wakamatsu. Some of the DDT fans in the audience quickly figured out Up Up Machine was Kazuki Hirata. The girls attacked Ibushi with paper fan whenever he was outside the ring but he was able to grab one of the fans and use it on Machine. Ibushi went on to beat Machine and Dino laughed at the loser afterwards.

Another Up Up Machine appeared after the main event to confront the first Machine. He ripped off the guy’s mask to reveal it was Kazuki Hirata and then challenged him to a match. During the match the new Machine was unmasked to reveal it was Sanshiro Takagi! Takagi beat Hirata and afterwards said he is so rejuvenated from the show that just happened he now feels like he is 20 years old. He hopes DDT and Up Up Girls will joint promote a show again some time.


Kakimoto Into The Fight, SUSHI Does Hard Hit, HARASHIMA Vs Dino New York Rules

February 17, 2014

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DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2014”, 23/02/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Yasu Urano (c) Vs Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Guanchulo Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs DJ Nira Vs Saki Akai Vs Emi Sakura Vs Daichi Kakimoto
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & MIKAMI Vs Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango
3. Konosuke Takeshita 3-Match Trial Series – 1st Leg: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo Vs Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
4. Do Or Die!? Negligence Match: KUDO Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Match: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Aja Kong (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Toma Sakao
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles Match: Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega (c) Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
7. KO-D Openweight Title Match: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Masa Takanashi

Daichi Kakimoto has been added to the Battle Royal for his first wrestling appearance since the “BUDOKAN PETER PAN” show back in 2012. Kakimoto will be leaving his job as the Drop Kick bar manager this month.

HARD HIT “~BATTLE FRIDAY~”, 28/02/2014
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 2nd Grappling Tournament – First Round: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Kenta Hattori
2. 2nd Grappling Tournament – First Round: Atsushi Aoki Vs Koji Iwamoto
3. 2nd Grappling Tournament – Final: Winner of Match #1 Vs Winner of Match #2
4. Mitsuyoshi Nakai Vs Kotaru Naso
5. Poai Suganuma Vs Ryuichi Sekine
6. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs SUSHI
7. Hikaru Sato Vs Hayato Mashita
8. HARASHIMA Vs Takafumi Ito
9. Masaaki Mochizuki Vs Hiroshi Kobayashi

Well this is unexpected. SUSHI from All Japan will make his Hard Hit debut against Yukio Sakaguchi.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU IN HIROSHIMA ~ DRAMATIC DREAM TOUKASAN”, 01/03/2014
Hiroshima Industrial Hall West Exhibition Hall

1. DDT Extreme Title – New York Rules: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Danshoku Dino

Much like the KO-D Openweight Division, there has not been a strong contender for the DDT Extreme Title lately. Danshoku Dino stepped up and challenged HARASHIMA for a title shot in his home prefecture of Hiroshima. Dino wants the match to be under New York Rules, an idea he got when he wrestled MEN’S Teioh back in 2007. Under New York Rules you must kiss your opponent while pinning him to win. HARASHIMA accepted the rules and said he will go through special training for the match. He will go into the woods to search for a hibernating bear to kiss. He will then build a snowman and use that for more intense kissing training. When he watched Dino wrestle MEN’S Teioh all those years ago, he felt a chill down his spine. But he knows he cannot back down now and will train hard to beat Dino.

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During the announcement of the match, a courier approached Amon Tsurumi claiming to have a package he needed to sign for. But just when Tsurumi was about to sign it, HARASHIMA noticed something was wrong and took the piece of paper from him. The paper turned out to be a contract for the HARASHIMA Vs Masa Takanashi KO-D Openweight Title match on 23rd February. According to the contract, the match would be fought under handicap rules with HARASHIMA needing to pin Takanashi for five seconds to win while Takanashi would only need to pin HARASHIMA for one second. Tsurumi caught the courier and she was revealed to be Sayaka Obihiro!

Takanashi entered the room to rescue his friend while Tsurumi yelled at him for trying to trick him into signing another contract. But Takanashi had a backup plan, he had the key for DDT’s ring truck! Tsurumi began to panic and asked if Takanashi was going to sell off the truck, the ring, the sound system or even the chairs. Takanashi said he was found something more important than any of those things, the championship belts! He was going to steal the belts and become champion without having to fight anybody. Takanashi began taunting Tsurumi until HARASHIMA simply grabbed the keys and gave them back to Daisuke Kiso, who explained they were stolen from him while he was stuck in Yokohama yesterday. Their plan foiled, Takanashi and Obihiro needed a distraction so Obihiro bit her tongue and Takanashi yelled for an ambulance as they fled.