DDT “DDT DRAMATIC GENERAL ELECTION 2014 ~LAST ELECTION DAY~”, 28/09/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,100 – Super No Vacancy Full House
1. Maokoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata defeated MIKAMI & Gorgeous Matsuno when Oishi pinned Matsuno with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (4:25).
2. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi & Saki Akai defeated Gota Ihashi, Michael Nakazawa, Tomomitsu Matsnaga & Hoshitango when KUDO pinned Ihashi with the Diving Double Knee Drop (8:29).
3. Daisuke Sasaki defeated Antonio Honda with the Modified Crossface Lock (11:44).
4. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano defeated Super Sasadango Machine & DJ Nira when Urano pinned Machine after the Somato from HARASHIMA (8:42).
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) when Hirata pinned Irie with a Miracle Clutch (11:22).
*Team Dream Futures fail in V3. T2Hide become the 14th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
6. DDT Extreme Title – Nobody Knows Rules Match: Akito defeated Danshoku Dino (c) with the Kinniku Buster and confession of love (15:06).
*Danshoku Dino fails in V3. Akito becomes the 30th DDT Extreme Champion!
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega (c) when Takeshita pinned Omega with a Cross Arm German Suplex (25:13).
*The Golden Lovers fail in V7. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo becomes the 50th KO-D Tag Team Champions!
Three title changes were among the highlights from today’s show, the final day fans could vote in the DDT Dramatic General Election. In the main event Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo scored a massive upset victory over the Golden Lovers to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles. For weeks the two young wrestlers were looked down upon by Kenny Omega and even Kota Ibushi a little bit. With Antonio Honda cheering them on from their corner, Takeshita was able to hit the Touchdown on Omega followed by the Sky Twister Press from Endo for a nearfall. Endo went outside to block Ibushi while Takeshita used a Cross Arm German Suplex to finally pin Omega. After the match Kenny admitted defeat and said he leaves the future of DDT to the new champions. Takeshita & Endo thanked the fans for their support and said they will continue to work up to the top.
The DDT Extreme Title changed hands in the semi-main event. Akito beat Danshoku Dino in a Nobody Knows Rules match. The rules were convoluted to say the least. One count pinfalls could end the match, speaking English was banned, complaining about feeling pain was banned, rope breaks were banned, trainees acted as lumberjacks outside the ring and 3 count pinfalls were awarded for both kissing and submitting opponents. Daisuke Kiso needed to have the rules written down just to figure out what was going on. Akito hit the Kinniku Buster on Dino and then he kissed him. Akito then said it was a dream come true for him to face Danshoku Dino in a title match at Korakuen Hall. He was glad to have met him. Kiso recognised that as a confession of love and awarded Akito the match and the Extreme Title!
Finishing off the trio of title changes, the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship now belongs to T2Hide! The match was all about Kazuki Hirata and his Magnum HIRATA antics. He had Shun Miyatake (Trainee) and Hiroshi Fukuda join him dressed as women for his dancing entrance. Shigehiro Irie came close to pinning Hirata several times but his Beast Bomber was countered into a Cradle for the upset. Most surprised of all was Hirata himself. He said he works hard and takes wrestling seriously. Then he started dancing again.
DDT announced a new project dedicated to their new trainees. DDT New Attitude will produce its first show in Kitizawa on 28th November. Shunma Katsumata, Shun Miyatake (Trainee) and Union rookie Tomoya Kawamura join 4 new trainees for the event. In Miyatake’s case it will be recognised as his official debut match. The DNA trainees so far have only been identified as Nakatsu, Umeda, Iwasaki and Higuchi. Nakatsu is from Kyoto and has participated in “underground mixed martial arts”. Umeda is a kickboxer from Kumamoto. Iwasaki is from Sapporo and has trained under Kenichi Yamamoto. Higuchi is a sumo wrestler from Hokkaido.
DJ Nira & Super Sasadango Machine came up with the perfect plan to defeat HARASHIMA. They stole his contact lenses! Nira even swallowed them to make sure HARASHIMA will never get them back. With blurred vision, HARASHIMA was ineffective for a lot of the match. Sasadango stripped Yasu Urano of his shirt and bandana and put them on himself to trick HARASHIMA into thinking he was Urano. HARASHIMA then hit the real Urano with the Somato. Sasadango gave Urano several Lehman Shocks but HARASHIMA came to the rescue by wearing Amon Tsurumi’s glasses. He hit Sasadango with the Somato and Urano got the pin.
An update was given for DDT’s “Wrestling Cannonball” movie that will soon be in production. If I have the translation right the movie will follow three different teams driving to different locations and having matches against local wrestlers. Team A consists of Minoru Suzuki, Sanshiro Takagi & Jun Kasai with Muscle Sakai as their cameraman. Team B is KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi. Team C is Danshoku Dino, HARASHIMA & Kota Ibushi with Michael Nakazawa accompanying them.