DDT “BEER GARDEN WRESTLING – DDT DAY”, 27/07/2014
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
616 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
1. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Hoshitango when Ishii pinned Hoshitango with a Small Package (11:01).
2. Akito defeated Makoto Oishi by Referee Stoppage with the Wedding Clutch (7:52).
3. Beer Garden Specialty – Drunkers High: Saki Akai & Shunma Katsumata Vs Masa Takanashi & DJ Nira ended in a No Contest (12:34).
4. Michael Nakazawa, MIKAMI & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Nakazawa submitted Hirata with the HVS (8:49).
5. Enter Sandman Falls Count Anywhere 3 Way Match: Super Sasadango Machine defeated Danshoku Dino and Antonio Honda when Machine pinned Dino with the Vertical Drop Lehman Shock (12:52).
6. New Year’s Eve Revenge!?: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Tetsuya Endo with a High Angle German Suplex (15:58).
7. Kenny Omega & Daisuke Sasaki defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano when Sasaki pinned Urano after the Freedom Call (18:34).
Kenny Omega was on the winning side of the main event with Daisuke Sasaki. Omega told HARASHIMA that it was a good warm up for Sumo Hall but noted the absence of Isami Kodama. He then told the crowd that his first appearance for DDT was during Beer Garden week and some of his favourite memories are from the annual event.
DDT’s two new generation stars Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo got to have their rematch from “NEVER MIND 2013” last December. The two Happy Motel members went full blast but like last time, Takeshita wound up on top. Takeshita was happy to show everyone how much he and Endo have grown since then. Endo thinks he has grown stronger and has more stamina. He is still young and will evolve more and more in the ring while having fun too.
If for some reason anybody in the audience was still feeling nostalgic for ECW, they got their fill with the Enter Sandman Falls Count Anywhere match. Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine and Antonio Honda all did The Sandman entrance and attacked each other with Singapore Canes and cans of beer. Sasadango eventually pinned Dino with the Vertical Drop Lehman Shock.
Michael Nakazawa’s hybrid training with Minoru Suzuki is beginning to pay off. He now has a new finishing move called the HVS, the Hybrid Venom Arm Sleeper. It’s a Sleeper Hold that is applied while Nakazawa smothers his opponent with his loose tights.
The rules of the Drunkers High Match was a wrestler had to drink a cup of sake everytime a pin attempt failed or a submission hold reached a rope break. Masa Takanashi and DJ Nira were already a little tipsy before the match even began. They and their opponents Shunma Katsumata & Saki Akai would go on to get hammered, toasting each other after every pin attempt and filling their cups over and over. Referee Daisuke Kiso even joined in and was accidentally knocked down by a Diving Cross Body from Akai who was too drunk to aim properly. Kiso kept getting attacked by everyone trying to stop the pinfalls and he demanded the match end as a No Contest. Akai gave him a Big Boot and was then joined by in the ring by KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi for more rounds of sake.
The show ended with Kazuki Hirata dancing alone in the ring.
New information about the DDT Dramatic General Election was revealed at the start of the show. There will be 48 wrestlers involved but they will all be competing as part of their unit. The units announced so far are:
Smile Squash (HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Akito)
Shuten-dōji (KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi)
Team Dream Futures (Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao)
Golden Storm Riders (Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Daisuke Sasaki)
Happy Motel (Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo)
T2Hide (Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata)
Otoko-Kata-Shinki (Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata)
Sanshiro Takagi wanted to name his team T2P because his and Toru Owashi’s first name begin with T and Kazuki Hirata begins with P. Hirata said that wasn’t true so Owashi tried to rename him Pira Hirata. Takagi eventually decided on naming his team T2Hide and then demanded they wrestle in a hexagonal shaped ring. Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga asked MIKAMI to join their unit but he rejected them and said he’d rather team with Gorgeous Matsuno because of the two of them go back a long way to DDT’s early days.