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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.