DDT “KING OF DDT 2014”, 29/06/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,000 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
0. Dark Match – Two Round 5 Way Match: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hoshitango Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs DJ Nira ended in a Time Limit Draw (R2 3:00).
1. Akito, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Keisuke Ishii, Soma Takao & Kazuki Hirata when Takeshita pinned Hirata with a German Suplex (7:48).
2. King Of DDT 2014 – Semi Final: KUDO defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Diving Double Knee Drop (12:40).
3. King Of DDT 2014 – Semi Final: Isami Kodaka defeated Kota Ibushi with a European Clutch (11:03).
4. Takagi-gun Vs Michael-gun Elimination Match: Michael Nakazawa, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, MIKAMI & Antonio Honda (Special Referee: Minoru Suzuki) (7:48).
4a. Michael Nakazawa eliminated Antonio Honda by Ring Out (2:43).
4b. Michael Nakazawa eliminated MIKAMI by Ring Out (3:07).
4c. Michael Nakazawa eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (3:19).
4d. Sanshiro Takagi eliminated Danshoku Dino by Ring Out (4:18).
4e. Sanshiro Takagi eliminated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Makoto Oishi by Ring Out (4:31).
4f. Michael Nakazawa eliminated Sanshiro Takagi with the Low Fly Flow (7:48).
5. 3 Way Tag Team Match: Kenny Omega & Daisuke Sasaki defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano and Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi when Omega pinned Urano with the Croyt’s Wrath (6:35).
*Kenny Omega wins Yasu Urano’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
– KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Super Sasadango Machine with the Smato (6:35).
*V1 for HARASHIMA. Super Sasadango Machine cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
6. King Of DDT 2014 – Final: Isami Kodaka defeated KUDO with the Zan Isamu Leg (16:06).
The new King Of DDT is not from DDT at all. After a strong singles run in Big Japan, Union’s very own Isami Kodaka has now scored success in DDT and will be one half of the main event at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2014”. Kodaka earned that spot by beating two of DDT’s most decorated wrestlers. In the semi-finals of the tournament KUDO defeated Shigehiro Irie and Kodaka beat Kota Ibushi. The latter match featured a crazy moment where both Kodaka and Ibushi fought each other on top of the entrance gate. In the final Kodaka attempted to use El Generico’s Brainbustaaaaahhhhh!!!!! but KUDO escaped. Kodaka then tried the European Clutch he used to beat Ibushi but that also did not work. KUDO fought back with Spin Kicks and High Kicks but Kodaka countered it into a Brainbuster and finally won with the Zan Isamu Leg. Kodaka dedicated the win to Union and will go on to face the KO-D Openweight Champion.
But who the champion will be on 17th August is the question. HARASHIMA found out who his next challenger is before Kodaka and also came close to losing the title at the same time. Kenny Omega pinned Yasu Urano in the 3 Way Tag Match to win his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract. Kenny said he wants to be in the main event at Sumo Hall and the only way he can do that is to win the championship from HARASHIMA. Kenny then challenged HARASHIMA to a title match at the final Korakuen Hall show before Sumo Hall on 20th July. And then Super Sasadango Machine’s music started playing…
Sasadango came out with the other remaining Right To Challenge Contract and said he wanted to be the KO-D Champion. He spent the past few months researching what it would take for him to become champion. He then showed a PowerPoint presentation of his research. He concluded that he needed a powerful special move in order to win so he came up with what he calls the Vertical Drop Lehman Shock (imagine Prince Devitt’s Bloody Sunday but without hooking the arm). According to Sasadango, hitting the Lehman Shock three times is all he needs to deplete all of his opponent’s HP. He was going to prove it right away because he then cashed in his contract! Sasadango hit the Lehman Shock over and over (and got the crowd to chant “One More Time!” after every one) but HARASHIMA just kept kicking out. The champion recovered and hit Sasadango with a High Kick and the Somato. That was all it took for a successful title defence. After the match HARASHIMA identified Sasadango as Muscle Sakai and said his research was interesting but forgot something very important. HARASHIMA can recover up to 80% health from the support of his fans and tonight he was restored to 90%. He still thought it was a fun match though.
Tsurumi Amon announced a big match that he believed would attract a lot of attention for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2014”. DDT’s rookie phenom Konosuke Takeshita will take on New Japan superstar Hiroshi Tanahashi! The star made his entrance, played his air guitar, unbuttoned his shirt and introduced himself as the once in a century talent. He then told Takeshita he was looking forward to their match. Takeshita’s response was that he is a one in 200 million million years including the Jurrasic Era talent and his ability outweighs all!
Michael Nakazawa was the sole survivor of the Elimination Match but not without the surprise help of his new ally. Nakazawa had a surprisingly good showing in the match, eliminating everyone in Sanshito Takagi’s team. When the match came down to Nakazawa and Takagi, Nakazawa used referee Daisuke Kiso as a shield from a Takagi Lariat. Then he wiped out replacement referee Yukinori Matsui with the Ultimate Venom Arm. Nakazawa called out the next replacement referee, Minoru Suzuki! Tsurumi Amon complained about Suzuki’s appearance but immediately backed down when Suzuki looked at him. Takagi pinned Nakazawa but Suzuki counted slowly until there was a kickout. Nakazawa rolled over Takagi and Suzuki did a fast count but Takagi kicked out. Takagi got angry at Suzuki and got put in a Sleeper Hold for his troubles. Suzuki then planted him with the Gotch-Style Piledriver and Nakazawa covered Takagi to win the match. Nakazawa taunted Takagi after the match and told him to quit before he faces himself and Suzuki at Sumo Hall. Takagi said they will have a Street Wrestling match and his partner is Jun Kasai! The Crazy Monkey appeared and stood face to face with Suzuki. He simply told him “Nice to meet you”.
Kota Ibushi will celebrate his 10th anniversary in wrestling during July. He has two DVDs coming out featuring his best matches for DDT and New Japan respectively. There will also be a 10th Anniversary show in Osaka on 13th July. Ibushi gets to decide the card for the show but fireworks will be prohibited.
Tokyo Women’s Wrestling members Miyu Yamashita and Erin announced a special Tokyo Joshi show on 11th July in Ichigaya for the injured Ririko Kendo. Kendo is currently out of action with injuries to both her left and right arms. Afterwards Shigehiro Irie and Akito announced DDT will be part of “KENGO TAKAI AID” in Sportiva Arena on 6th July. Freelance wrestler Kengo Takai fractured his ankle and several wrestlers from around the scene are coming together to raise money for him. KUDO and Yukio Sakaguchi will also be on the card.
DDT will do another photobook with photographer Leslie Kee. The book will be called Super DDT.