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1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Jun Akiyama (c) defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Exploder Suplex (4:08).
Other Competitors: Toru Owashi, Masa Takanashi, Snake Antonio and Shun Miyatake (Trainee).
*V1 for Jun Akiyama.
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Akihiro defeated Jun Akiyama (c) after a Lip Lock from Danshoku Dino (6:43 pm).
*Akihiro becomes the 1,006th champion.
2. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated MIKAMI & Kazuki Hirata when KUDO pinned Hirata with the Diving Double Knee Drop (8:01).
3. Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & DJ Nira defeated Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Shunma Katsumata when Oishi pinned Irie with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (8:42).
*Makoto Oishi wins Shigehiro Irie’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
4. Disolution? Continuation? Will Angry Ihashi Eat The Riders? – Loser Unit Disband Match: Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Darth Gota, Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Sasaki pinned Gota after the PK Mind (13:10).
5. King Of DDT Qualifying Match: Soma Takao defeated Akito with the Gin And Tonic (10:37).
6. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo when HARASHIMA pinned Endo with the Somato (16:05).

Gota Ihashi needed to do something drastic in order to fight the Golden Storm Riders. His new stable was at risk of dying before it could even begin. When he did not appear alongside Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga for their Losers Must Disband match, Nakazawa explained that Ihashi gave in to his hatred and wound up inside a world of darkness. The Imperial March from Star Wars played over the speakers and out came Ihashi in his new form, Darth Gota! He had a drawn on moustache and wore an eyepatch that according to Nakazawa covered scratches so ugly it would give you a heart attack if you saw them. Darth Gota fought his former friends with all the vile and venom he could but the Storm Riders went out on top. Nakazawa & Tomomitsu turned on Gota after the match until the Riders returned to save Gota. Kenny Omega told Gota that the Riders are a four man unit and if he wants to speak his mind then he can. Gota said he fell to the dark side in order to catch up with Kenny, Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki. Kenny assured Gota that he is a valuable member of the team and asked him to stay. Gota did.

Makoto Oishi is currently on a hot streak. Fresh off of winning the DDT Extreme Championship, Oishi now also holds one of the two remaining Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contracts. Oishi surprisingly pinned Shigehiro Irie in a 6-Man Tag match with the Tornado Clutch. Afterwards Oishi pulled out of the King Of DDT tournament because he now has a KO-D Openweight Title shot whenever he wants, so why should he enter the King Of DDT? While he walked off laughing, Amon Tsurumi decided that Irie will now take Oishi’s place in the tournament.

It was revealed that the Research Institute will again be the sponsor of this year’s Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title Battle Royal at Sumo Hall. Former champion, Research Institute employee and possible Yoshihiko relative Akihiro was in attendance to observe today’s Battle Royal. The challengers all got together before the match and hatched a plan to get the belt off of Jun Akiyama. Even Sanshiro Takagi was part of the group despite his intentions to retire the title a few weeks ago. Poison Sawada again gave Antonio Honda a vial of S-Cells to drink, transforming him into Snake Antonio. Meanwhile Takagi brought in his own secret weapon, Saki Akai! The idol’s role was to be a “Red Venus Fly Trap”  and distract Akiyama with her sexiness while Toru Owashi literally laid a bear trap in the ring. Akiyama walked into the trap but recovered and wiped out nearly everyone chasing after him. Akai tried to distract Akiyama so he would step into the trap again but he did not fall for it. Akiyama was about to attack her when Takagi came to the rescue. Unfortunately for Takagi, he fell right into the trap! Takagi became easy pickings for Akiyama and the match ended with the Exploder Suplex. The champion taunted DDT afterwards asking if there was no one else to challenge him. Out came Danshoku Dino! He charged Akiyama for a Lip Lock only to get blasted in the face with an elbow. The rest of the wrestlers at ringside all pounced on Akiyama and held him in place. This time Dino gave the Lip Lock to Akiyama with no interruptions. Then all of a sudden Akihiro threw itself onto Akiyama and pinned him to become the new champion! When asked after the show if he wants to win the title again, Akiyama laughed and said no.

The 1st Round matches for this year’s King Of DDT tournament are as follows:

Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano
Shigehiro Irie Vs Soma Takao
Kenny Omega Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
Kota Ibushi Vs Keisuke Ishii
Masa Takanashi Vs Danshoku Dino
Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Isami Kodaka
Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki


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