DDT “FRIENDSHIP, EFFORT, VICTORY!”, 25/05/2014
Nagoya Congress Centre
919 Fans – No Vacancy
0. Dark Match: Shunma Katsumata defeated Shun Miyatake (Trainee) with a Brainbuster Cutback (4:55).
1. Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & DJ Nira defeated Michael Nakazawa, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Guanchulo when Ibushi pinned Nakazawa with a Lariat (0:07).
1a. Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & DJ Nira defeated Michael Nakazawa, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Guanchulo when Ibushi pinned Guanchulo with the Sit Down Last Ride (7:08).
2. 3 Way Tag Team Match: MIKAMI & Antonio Honda defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Yasushi Sato and Soma Takao & Kengo Takai when Honda pinned Sato with a Japanese Leg Lock Clutch (7:37).
3. King Of DDT Qualifying Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Crossface Lock (10:16).
4. Akitoshi Saito defeated Danshoku Dino with the Danshoku Driver (7:59).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Idol Lumerjack Match: Makoto Oishi (w/ Sizukaze & Kizuna) defeated Masa Takanashi (c) (w/ Emi Sakura) with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (6:13).
*Masa Takanashi fails in V1. Makoto Oishi becomes the 28th DDT Extreme Champion!
6. Lucha Libre Rules: Takagi Robin, Owashi Robin & Ultraman Robin defeated Endo Pale One, Takeshita Pale One & Konaka Pale One when Takagi pinned Endo with La Magistral Cradle (9:13).
7. All Asia Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated Yasu Urano & Akito when Ishii pinned Urano with the Tiger Suplex (17:06).
*V2 for Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie.
8. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA defeated KUDO (c) with the Somato (23:13).
*KUDO fails in V3. HARASHIMA becomes the 48th KO-D Openweight Champion! HARASHIMA cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
There is just no stopping HARASHIMA. He is now a 6 time KO-D Openweight Champion after defeating KUDO in a rematch of their “JUDGEMENT 2014” bout back in March. HARASHIMA cashed in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract to have this match and he is the second person to successfully get a championship for it. Masa Takanashi was the first but his cash in was on a weakened Sanshiro Takagi who had wrestled won the title moments before. Here the difference was HARASHIMA announced in advance he was cashing it on this day and KUDO was not wrestling anyone else. But no matter how much time KUDO had to prepare, HARASHIMA wound up being on top of the DDT mountain once again. There is no immediate challenger for the new champion due to the King Of DDT tournament beginning soon but two contracts are still in play. They are currently being held by Shigehiro Irie and Super Sasadango Machine.
It was a good day for Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie as they successfully defended the All Asia Tag Team Titles for the second time. Today they faced Yasu Urano & Akito from the newly formed Smile Squash faction. Irie says he wants to defend the belts more not just against DDT wrestlers but against All Japan teams too. But they are not interested in going after the KO-D Tag Team Championships right now. They waited so long to become the All Asia Champions that they are cherishing every moment they have with the belts.
Konaka Pale One and his brethren threatened to unleash a capsule monster into the arena but Ultraman Robin and his Robin Rangers came to the rescue. The two forces fought a foracious battle under Lucha Libre rules. Ultraman gained possession of the capsule and decided to use it on the Pale Ones. He threw it down to summon the monster but nothing happened. The match continued until Endo Pale One missed a Moonsault and Takagi Robin pinned him with La Magistral Cradle. Ultraman Robin checked the capsule after the match and came to the conclusion it was faulty. No matter, he protected Nagoya and that’s what matters. He threw away the capsule but then there was a bang. All of a sudden, Hirata Robin appeared from the capsule. Everyone looked at him in shock and then he danced.
The DDT Extreme Title was on the line in an Idol Lumberjack Death Match. Makoto Oishi brought along the idol group Sizukaze & Kizuna to stand by his side while the champion Masa Takanashi called up Emi Sakura and some of her Gatoh Move girls to do the same. Each of the lumberjacks were given a weapon they could use on the opponent whenever he wound up outside the ring but the items on offer were a little unbalanced. Oishi’s idols were all given plastic toy hammers, paper fans and wooden swords while Sakura brought along a barbed wire baseball bat! Oishi’s idols used their numbers advantage well, one of them trapped Takanashi in an Abdominal Stretch while all of the others whacked him with the hammers. Sakura did what she could to interfere including pulling the ref out of the ring when Oishi had Takanashi pinned for a three count. The interference finally backfired when a flying kick from Sakura aimed for Oishi was dodged and Takanashi was hit instead. Mizuno Haruko slapped Sakura out of the way and Oishi pinned Takanashi with the Tornado Clutch to become the new Extreme Champion!
Danshoku Dino revealed that he challenged Akitoshi Saito to a match in order to prove that Saito is gay. Saito denied it and called Dino an idiot. However he was interested in the Danshoku tights Dino was wearing, so much so that he stripped them off of Dino and put them on himself! Saito then Hip Thrusted Dino into the turnbuckles and gave him the Danshoku Driver to win the match. Dino approached Saito for a handshake and a kiss after the match but Saito immediately fled the ring.
Kota Ibushi had more important things to worry about today than an opening tag match in DDT. He was also scheduled to wrestle Tomohiro Ishii in a NEVER Openweight Title match over at Yokohama for New Japan. The New Japan match wasn’t taking place until the evening but Ibushi still needed time to travel, so he quickly and easily pinned Michael Nakazawa in the opener. Nakazawa’s team appealed for the match to restart and it was accepted by Ibushi’s team. Ibushi again won the match, this time pinning Guanchulo. After the match Ibushi and Kenny Omega said their goodbyes to Guanchulo and both raised his hands in the air.