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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.