DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2014” Results

November 30, 2014

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DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2014”, 30/11/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,200 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Dark Match – DNA 6-Man Tag Team Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Ryota Nakatsu & Koju Iwasaki defeated Tomoya Kawamura, Shun Miyatake & Kota Umeda when Higuchi submitted Umeda with the Canadian Backbreaker (9:03).
1. Serious-gun Vs Comical-gun: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, MIKAMI & Gota Ihashi defeated Antonio Honda, Michael Nakazawa, Hoshitango & DJ Nira when KUDO pinned Honda with the Diving Double Knee Drop (8:28).
2. Next DDT Extreme Title Challenger 3 Way Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Masa Takanashi and Keisuke Ishii when Matsunaga pinned Takanashi with a Cradle (7:21).
3. “Wella Professionals” Presents Hair Makeover Match: Yasu Urano & Akito defeated Kota Ibushi & Shunma Katsumata when Akito pinned Katsumata with the Kinniku Big Move (10:10).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Gorgeous Matsuno, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (c) when Matsuno pinned Hirata with a Cradle (13:34).
*T2Hide fail in V2. Gorgeous Matsuno, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei become the 15th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. Dark Match Of Truth – Special Singles Match: Shigehiro Irie defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Beast Bomber (15:12).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Makoto Oishi & X = Shiroi Asahi when Endo pinned Oishi with the Sky Twister Press (13:55).
*V3 for Happy Motels.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Soma Takao with the Somato (20:58).
*V6 for HARASHIMA.

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Soma Takao came close but not close enough to take the KO-D Openweight Title away from HARASHIMA. After winning a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament to become the No. 1 Contender, Takao had trouble in the following weeks proving that he deserved the title shot. However he had full support from the fans when he was showered in red tape during his ring entrance. Unfortunately for him, HARASHIMA was just too good and he put away the plucky challenger with the Somato. HARASHIMA told Takao that it was luck that got him here but he was still talented and strong. But HARASHIMA was stronger. The champion was suddenly interrupted by Shigehiro Irie who came to his friend’s aid. Irie told HARASHIMA he should be ashamed and that he hated seeing HARASHIMA beat his friends Takao and Keisuke Ishii. So Irie will challenge for the title next! Irie said he loves Takao and Ishii. He will fight for the three of them. HARASHIMA said he loves things too, like Akito and Yasu Urano. He was left confused when the audience laughed. The match was made for DDT’s return to Korakuen Hall on 23rd December.

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Despite all of the hype and building up of Shiori Asahi as Makoto Oishi’s surprise tag team partner, the two of them just couldn’t win the KO-D Tag Team Titles from Happy Motel. The champions were able to avoid the Cactus Flower and Tetsuya Endo pinned Oishi with the Sky Twister Press. Amon Tsurumi said Happy Motel’s next defence will be against the current strongest challengers in DDT. Out came KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi. KUDO told the champs he will snatch the future away from them. Endo told KUDO they’re no longer the future, they are the now of DDT!

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Yukinori Matsui got involved with the Shigehiro Irie Vs Daisuke Sasaki match he officiated. At one point he Suplexed Sasaki into Irie! Later on Irie pinned Sasaki with the Beast Bomber.

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LiLiCo appeared in DDT for the first time since winning the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2014”. The singer explained that ever since she won the title she has been scared of being attacked by someone looking to take the belt away from her. So she hired martial artist Bernard Ackah to be her bodyguard. Ackah was in the ring with her wearing a suit and boxing gloves. Kazuki Hirata attempted a sneak attack but was easily dispatched of by Ackah. Sanshiro Takagi picked up an unconscious Hirata and used him like a puppet. “Hirata” challenged Ackah to a match at Kasukabe Hall on 13th December. LiLiCo accepted and said with Ackah as her bodyguard, she will be an eternal champion!

Two matches were announced for “SAITAMA SUPER DDT 2015” next February. Danshoku Dino will take on Michael Nakazawa with special guest singer Shigeru Matsuzaki in Nakazawa’s corner. There will also be a 6-Man Tag Team match between Akebono Army and Yoshihiko Army. Yes, Akebono and Yoshihiko will wrestle each other in Saitama Super Arena! Their partners are to be announced. Don’t worry, Shiroi Asahi will not be one of them.

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The clump of hot potatoes that are the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles switched hands again. T2Hide were already at a disadvantage when Sanshiro Takagi was forced to compete with a fractured right heel. But they just weren’t prepared for the weird combination of Gorgeous Matsuno and the Brahman Brothers. A suit case, bowling ball and stop sign were all used in the match by the Brahmans as well as their blinding black mist. The match fell down to Kazuki Hirata and Gorgeous Matsuno and Matsuno surprisingly scored the pin after they traded nearfalls. A furious Hirata demanded a rematch against the “old man” but he was dragged away by Takagi and Toru Owashi. Matsuno said that today was the result of all the hard work he put in the last three years of his life.

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Both Kota Ibushi and Michael Nakazawa worked double duty today. First they wrestled their matches in DDT. Nakazawa wrestled in the opening 8-Man Tag Match while Ibushi was part something a little bit different. The show today was sponsored by Wella Professionals hair and beauty products. Ibushi & Shunma Katsumata took on Yasu Urano & Akito and all four were given hair makeovers before the match. Their stylists appeared at ringside to manage and maintain the hairstyles whenever somebody tagged out. Akito and Urano won the match and were given a year’s supply of Wella hair products as a prize. Ibushi later announced that with Kenny Omega moving to New Japan, the Golden☆Storm Riders are now looking for a new member and will hold auditions.

When that was done Ibushi and Nakazawa travelled over to Sumo Hall where they had a shoot boxing exhibition bout against each other. The bout more resembled a pro wrestling match as the two Suplexed and Lariated each other. Ibushi even did a Moonsault out of the ring and then won by knockout with a Power Bomb.

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Throughout 2014 Tomomitsu Matsunaga was showing signs of progress. He’s been wrestling in DDT for 7 years and despite having a few tag team championships to his name he’s been mostly a comedy wrestler. Then earlier this year he defeated Kenny Omega in the King of DDT 1st Round. He hasn’t been able to repeat that performance since then but he is getting close after becoming the No. 1 Contender for the DDT Extreme Title. Matsunaga won a 3 Way Match against Masa Takanashi and Keisuke Ishii when he countered Takanashi’s Takatonic into a pinning cradle. Matsunaga is looking forward to finally challenging for a singles title but it is for a belt that Akito currently holds with a tight grip. The title match will happen at Kasukabe Hall on 12th December.

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Members of the DNA rookie class competed in the dark match. It’s become quite clear that the former sumo wrestler Kazusada Higuchi is the top prospect after he won the match for his team. He is currently undefeated in his first three matches.

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The current World of Stardom Champion, Yoshiko confronted Saki Akai at the merchandise stand before the show began. Yoshiko said she needs a challenger when Stardom runs Korakuen on 23rd December and Akai is who she wants to fight. Akai was taken aback but eventually accepted the challenge. A grumpy Yoshiko also attacked Amon Tsurumi over how he has handled DDT’s relationship with Stardom.


God Bless DDT Tomorrow, Kimura Memorial, Hard Hit Moonrize

November 29, 2014

DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2014”, 30/11/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match – DNA 6-Man Tag Team Match: Tomoya Kawamura, Shun Miyatake, Koju Iwasaki, Kota Umeda, Ryota Nakatsu, Kazusada Higuchi
1. Serious-gun Vs Comical-gun: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, MIKAMI & Gota Ihashi Vs Antonio Honda, Michael Nakazawa, Hoshitango & DJ Nira
2. Next DDT Extreme Title Challenger 3 Way Match: Masa Takanashi Vs Keisuke Ishii Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. “Wella Professionals” Presents Hair & Make Up Match: Kota Ibushi & Shunma Katsumata Vs Yasu Urano & Akito
4. Dark Match Of Truth – Special Singles Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Daisuke Sasaki
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (c) Vs Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei & Gorgeous Matsuno
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Makoto Oishi & X
*X is Shiori Asahi.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Soma Takao

This is it for Soma Takao. Can he prove he is on the main event level or was he just lucky to get the title shot?

Despite being out of action to recover from a fracture right heel, Sanshiro Takagi is being forced to defend the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles along with Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata. Probably not the best timing to do this given the big story in wrestling this week. But it will most likely be a comedy match so he should be ok.

KUDO will debut a new theme song on this show. Farewell Shaolin Soccer soundtrack!

DDT, FREEDOMS, APACHE ARMY “KOICHIRO KIMURA MEMORIAL BOX OFFICE”, 08/12/2014
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. KUDO & Kazuhiro Tamura Vs Hi69 & Seiya Morohashi
2. Eagle Wrestling Offer Match: Kazunori Yoshida & Hiroyuki Kondo Vs Super Judoist & Hiroya Mine
3. Battle Royal: Kouhiro Kanemura Vs Naoshi Sano Vs Ken Ohka Vs Daisaku Shimoda Vs Rikiya Fudo Vs Ricky Fuji Vs Kazuhiko Ogasawara Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
4. Hikaru Sato & Masato Shibata Vs Daijiro Matsui & Masashi Takeda
5. Sanshiro Takagi, NOSOWA Rongai & MIKAMI Vs Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO & Tomohiko Hashimoto

Takagi should be healed in time for the show.

HARD HIT “~MOONRIZE~”, 21/12/2014
Shinjuku FACE

1. Kenta Hattori Vs Hiroshi Kobayashi
2. Ryuki Ueyama Vs Hayato Mashita
3. Atsushi Aoki Vs Chongwen Ito
4. Hiromitsu Kanehara Vs Koji Iwamoto
5. Hikaru Sato Vs Ryo Kawamura

Hiromitsu Kanehara has fought in UWFi, Pride, Pancrase, DEEP and RINGS.


DDT “DNA 1” Results

November 28, 2014

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DDT “DNA 1”, 28/11/2014
Kitazawa Town Hall
294 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Shun Miyatake defeated Koju Iwasaki with the Heart Attack (8:23).
2. Shunma Katsumata defeated Dai Suzuki with the Swan Dive X Factor (7:51).
3. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Kota Umeda with a Canadian Backbreaker (11:14).
4. Ryota Nakatsu defeated Tomoya Kawamura with a Reverse Cross Armbreaker (11:29).
5. Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Shun Miyatake & Shunma Katsumata when Hisguchi pinned Katsumata with the Canadian Nodowa Otoshi (17:35).

DDT New Attitude, or DNA for short, is DDT’s new project based around its rookies and dojo students. Many of them were making their official debut on this show. The winners of the four matches qualified for the tag team main event.

First match was Shun Miyatake Vs Koju Iwasaki. Miyatake has been appearing on DDT’s main shows for the past couple of months trying to prove he is ready to graduate but Amon Tsurumi would constantly turn him down. An injury put a stop to that and this was finally his chance. Miyatake was able to win with a Spear which he calls the Heart Attack.

Next up was Shunma Katsumata Vs Dai Suzuki. Katsumata has been wrestling on the main shows since April. Suzuki was appreciative of the support from the crowd despite losing the match. He said he felt the warmth of the fans when he entered the ring and it gave him encouragement.

Match #3 was sumo wrestler vs kickboxer as Kazusada Higuchi faced Kota Umeda. In this case sumo came out the winner when Higuchi submitted Umeda with the Canadian Backbreaker. Umeda refused to shake hands with Higuchi after the match and kicked his arm away.

The last of the singles matches saw Ryota Nakatsu defeat Union rookie Tomoya Kawamura. The underground martial artist countered Kawamura’s Moonsault into a Cross Armbreaker to achieve victory. Kawamura was pretty embarrassed to lose to a debuting wrestler.

The main event paired off the two senior rookies against the two debuting rookies. Miyatake & Katsumata took on Higuchi & Nakatsu. Katsumata attempted the Swan Dive X Factor but Higuchi caught him in mid-air and gave him the Oklahoma Stampede. He lifted him up for the Canadian Backbreaker but then changed it into the Nodowa Otoshi Choke Slam for the three count.

When the matches were over, Amon Tsurumi gave a speech. He said the only way to determine if the event was a success is if the crowd in attendance enjoyed it. The audience gave a big applause in response. Tsurumi commiserated Kawamura and wished him luck that he wouldn’t rot because of it. He then admitted to Miyatake that he got to debut 100 million years earlier than he expected and he congratulated him. Higuchi had the final words, saying when he retired from sumo wrestling he felt like he had given up his dream. But DDT gave him an opportunity and he appreciates it. Together everybody in DNA will do their best.

The next scheduled DNA shows are 9th January in Shinjuku and 5th February in Kitazawa. In Shinjuku, Miyatake will take on Jun Kasai!


DDT “DRAMATIC GRAPHICS NIIGATA 2014” Results

November 24, 2014

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DDT “DRAMATIC GRAPHICS NIIGATA 2014”, 24/11/2014
Niigata Toriyano Gymnasium
441 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Shigehiro Irie defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with the Beast Bomber (10:46).
2. Toru Owashi & DJ Nira Vs Michael Nakazawa & MIKAMI ended in a draw when Owashi pinned Nakazawa with a Big Boot and MIKAMI pinned Nira with the School Boy at the same time (0:10).
2a. Toru Owashi & MIKAMI defeated Michael Nakazawa & DJ Nira when Owashi pinned Nakazawa with a Big Boot and MIKAMI pinned Nira with the School Boy (0:10).
2b. Toru Owashi & MIKAMI defeated Michael Nakazawa & DJ Nira when Owashi pinned Nakazawa with the Nodowa Otoshi (9:57).
3. Makoto Oishi defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (8:39).
4. Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao when Ibushi pinned Ishii with the Sit Down Last Ride (13:21).
5. Achoo Prevention Death Match: Super Sasadango Machine defeated Antonio Honda when Honda sneezed (11:27).
6. HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano & Akito defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi when HARASHIMA pinned Takanashi with the Somato (18:06).

Super Sasadango Machine and Antonio Honda both had a cold. Sasadango explained he went swimming at a beach during the cold weather. Honda’s excuse was he picked up the cold while he was naked. Amon Tsurumi decided that their match will be an Achoo Prevention Death Match. The loser was the first person to sneeze. They both wore towels over their head to keep warm and wipe their noses when they came close to sneezing. Honda prevented his sneezing by trying to speak so he would suddenly say things like “Ha… Haaaa… Huckleberry Finn!” Sasadango finally made Honda sneeze when he plucked out one of his nose hairs. At the end of the show HARASHIMA told Sasadango that training his body will help him avoid colds.

Makoto Oishi got a small measure of revenge on Tetsuya Endo when he defeated him in a singles match. This came a day after Endo boasting that he and the KO-D Tag Team Titles have passed Oishi by.

Match #2 had some confusing things going on. First the match ended in a super fast draw when Toru Owashi and MIKAMI pinned DJ Nira and Michael Nakazawa at the same time. Nakazawa asked for another match but this time he would team with Nira to go against Owashi & MIKAMI. The rematch was identical to the first bout so one more match took place immediately afterwards. However Nakazawa was starting to feel tired and groggy. Shun Miyatake (Trainee) yelled some words of encouragement and Nakazawa was soon re-energised! Then Owashi pinned him with the Choke Slam. Oh well!


DDT “AOBA CASTLE LOVE SONG IN SENDAI 2014” Results

November 23, 2014

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DDT “AOBA CASTLE LOVE SONG IN SENDAI 2014”, 23/11/2014
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall
396 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Lucha Libre Rules: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi defeated Toru Owashi, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Michael Nakazawa when KUDO pinned Nakazawa with the Diving Double Knee Drop (10:51).
2. 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Keisuke Ishii and Antonio Honda when Sasaki pinned Honda with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (11:36).
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Makoto Oishi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Endo pinned Matsunaga with the Sky Twister Press (11:59).
4. Kota Ibushi defeated Gorgeous Matsuno with the Easy Last Ride (9:16).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Catch Wrestling Rules: Akito (c) defeated MIKAMI with an Ankle Package Hold (5R 1:43).
*V3 for Akito.
6. Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano when Irie pinned Urano with the Beast Bomber (18:29).

In their last skirmish before their KO-D Openweight Title match next week, Soma Takao was on the winning side instead of HARASHIMA. Takao held the champion down while Shigehiro Irie landed the match winning Beast Bomber on Yasu Urano. Soma said he will make sure he will be the person to beat HARASHIMA for the title.

Akito holds an even tighter grip on the DDT Extreme Title after beating MIKAMI in a Catch Wrestling Match. Both went hold for hold over five rounds and despite MIKAMI dominating early, Akito’s focus on attcking the ankle paid off. The audience’s response to the match was positive and Akito said it was an amazing experience. DDT needs variety and Akito said he his offering it with his technical matches.

Kota Ibushi took it easy on Gorgeous Matsuno, beating him with a gentle, kneeling Last Ride Power Bomb.

Tetsuya Endo left a big message for Makoto Oishi after he pinned him with the Sky Twister Press. Endo told Oishi that the KO-D Tag Team Titles have passed him by.

Sanshiro Takagi pulled out of the show after he fractured his right heel at the “WRESTLING CANNONBALL IN OFUNATO” show earlier in the week. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi came in as Takagi’s replacement. Takagi introduced him as a “Lucha Teacher” so the match took place under Lucha Libre Rules.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO CIRCUIT 2014 ROUND 10” Results

November 22, 2014

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO CIRCUIT 2014 ROUND 10”, 22/11/2014
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
130 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Shoko Nakajima defeated KANNA with the Northern Lights Suplex (9:20).
2. 3 Way Match: Ai Shimizu defeated Chikage Kiba and Yuka Sakazaki when Shimizu pinned Sakazaki with the Fishergirl Bomb (8:26).
3. Nonoko & Akane Miura defeated Miyu Yamashita & Erin by TKO when Miura used the Bankyuppan on Yamashita (8:45).

The first match for Bust Deluxe was a big success with a bit of an upset. Akane Miura applied her Bankyuppan submission on Miyu Yamashita and the referee was eventually forced to end the match when Yamashita went unconscious. Nonoko mocked Yamashita for calling herself the ace of Tokyo Joshi when she just lost to a rookie. Miura said she was right to call Yamashita a stepping stone and challenged her to a singles match. The match was accepted and will take place on 28th December.

Ai Shimizu now uses a modified Fisherman Suplex which she calls the Fishergirl Bomb.


DDT “WRESTLING CANNONBALL IN OFUNATO” Results

November 20, 2014

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DDT “WRESTLING CANNONBALL IN OFUNATO”, 19/11/2014
Iwate Ofunato Civic Gymnasium
1,150 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Kamesshi defeated Muscle Sakai with a Cradle (7:04).
2. KUDO & Meiko Satomura defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai when Satomura submitted Akai with a Sleeper Hold (12:43).
3. The Great Sasuke, Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei & Gorgeous Matsuno defeated Yasu Urano, Rui Hiugaji, Daichi Sasaki & Ayumu Gunji when Sasuke pinned Gunji with the Messiah Advent (13:01).
4. Jinsei Shinzaki & Kesen Numajiro defeated Ken Ohka & Yumehiro Imanari when Shinaki pinned Ohka with the Power Bomb (10:02).
5. HARASHIMA, Kota Ibushi & Danshoku Dino defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Minoru Suzuki & Jun Kasai when HARASHIMA pinned Takagi with the Somato (16:17).

The Wrestling Cannonball tour kicked off in Ofunato, Iwate on a very cold day. The main event was a big 6-Man Tag featuring DDT’s best along with guest stars Minoru Suzuki and Jun Kasai. The director Muscle Sakai was surprised by the good turnout and told the crowd it was a miracle. He hopes the finished product will be an even bigger miracle.

Ken Ohka and Yumehito Imanari from Ganbare☆Wrestling were given the opportunity to wrestle against Kesen Numajiro and the legendary Jinsei Shinzaki. Ohka’s Spear Of Fire was blocked and Shinzaki put him away with the Power Bomb. Shinzaki and Numajiro thanked Ohka for his hard work in helping with the event and the charity associated with it.

The strange quartet of The Great Sasuke, The Brahman Brothers and Gorgeous Matsuno participated in an elaborate entrance where Sasuke sat cross-legged on a tray and was carried to the ring. He then poured holy water into a grail Matsuno held up to him. Sasuke then gave chocolate and blessings to children in the crowd. The match itself featured the usual Brahman nuttiness with a stop sign and a lot of powder used. After the match Sasuke requested for DDT and Michinoku Pro to please hang a yellow handkerchief in Ofunato garden. Whatever that means.

Meiko Satomura praised Saki Akai for putting up a good fight in their inter-gender tag match.