DDT “ROAD TO SAITAMA SUPER ARENA 8”, 13/12/2014
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
350 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
1. 3 Way Match: Makoto Oishi defeated MIKAMI and Soma Takao when Oishi pinned MIKAMI with a School Boy Crosscut (6:36).
2. Michael Nakazawa Holiday Countdown 2 – I Do Not Think Licking Feet Is Cheating: Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi defeated Saki Akai & Michael Nakazawa when Owashi pinned Nakazawa with a Big Boot (0:04).
2a. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi defeated Saki Akai & Michael Nakazawa when Takagi pinned Nakazawa with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (11:35).
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo & Antonio Honda defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi when Takeshita pinned Takanashi with the Touchdown (15:38).
4. Golden☆Storm Riders New Member 1st Audition: Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki Vs DJ Nira, Shun Miyatake, Gota Ihashi & Shunma Katsumata ended in a No Contest when Chinsuke Nakamura attacked everybody (11:41).
5. Bernard Ackah defeated Kazuki Hirata with the High Kick (4:01).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Three Complete Match: Akito (c) defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (21:29).
6a. Tomomitsu Matsunaga (1) defeated Akito (0) with a Scorpion Deathlock (6:24).
6b. Akito (1) defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (1) with an Omoplata Clutch (6:54).
6c. Akito (2) Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga (2) ended in a Double Countout (15:32).
6d. Akito (3) defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga (2) with an Arm Clutch Figure 4 Leg Lock (21:29).
*V4 for Akito.
7. Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano when Irie pinned Urano with the Beast Bomber (18:36).
Shigehiro Irie got another small victory over HARASHIMA on their road to their KO-D Openweight Title match. Amon Tsurumi congratulated Irie on a good performance and said he took another step closer towards superiority. Irie said he will absolutely become superior to HARASHIMA as revenge for HARASHIMA beating his friends. Irie wants to win the title and main event Saitama Super Arena!
The DDT Extreme Title was on the line in a Three Complete Match. The champion Akito and challenger Tomomitsu Matsunaga needed to win three times under different circumstances to get the title. They had to win once by pinfall, once by submission and once by ring out. Matsunaga scored first when Akito tapped out to a Scorpion Deathlock. The score was tied when Akito pinned Matsunaga when he applied an Omoplata and turned it into a pinning manoeuvre. Both wrestlers suffered a ring out when Matsunaga gave Akito the Emerald Frosion from the ring apron to the floor outside. Matsunaga needed a pinfall to win and he came close with the Tommy Bomber but he was also wrestling on a bad knee. Akito soon capitalised and caught him in an Arm Clutch Figure 4 Leg Lock to get the submission victory and complete the three victory conditions. After the match they shook hands and Matsunaga wrapped the belt around Akito’s waist. Akito thanked Matsunaga and described him as DDT’s gatekeeper. He also said he feels a pleasant pressure when defending his title and his goal is to defend the belt in Saitama Super Arena.
LiLiCo’s bodyguard Bernard Ackah made easy work out of Kazuki Hirata. After the match Sanshiro Takagi picked up an unconscious Hirata and said Hirata demands a rematch at Korakuen Hall! Amon Tsurumi stepped in and said Hirata is obviously knocked out and Takagi was being unreasonable. Ackah then challenged Takagi to a match at Korakuen. The match was accepted and it was confirmed that LiLiCo will be in attendence with the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title.
Four wrestlers passed the Golden☆Storm Riders strict reviews to qualify for their new member audition. DJ Nira, Shun Miyatake, Gota Ihashi & Shunma Katsumata had to wrestle Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki in their first audition. Anyone defeated in the match would be eliminated from the contest but whoever won the match would automatically qualify for the final at the 23/12 Korakuen Hall show. The match was suddenly interrupted when “Subconscious” played over the speakers. However it wasn’t Shinsuke Nakamura, instead it was Chinsuke Nakamura! Chinsuke entered the ring carrying a cardboard IWGP Intercontinental Championship belt and caused the match to fall apart when he hit the referee with the Boma Ye. Amon Tsurumi sarcastically asked if Chinsuke sent in a resume but he was instantly accepted by Ibushi & Sasaki! Chinsuke has qualified for the final audition. He then held the cardboard title up and had a face off with Ibushi. Iyaao!
Michael Nakazawa congratulated Saki Akai on winning the Best Rookie category in this year’s Tokyo Sports Awards. However he insisted he could defeat the “two beasts” Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi on his own. The bell rang and then four seconds later the bell rang again as Owashi pinned Nakazawa with a Big Boot. Nakazawa accepted the loss and said his goodbyes to the Kasukabe audience but Akai slapped him across the face and demanded the match to restart. Nakazawa had little motivation to do the rematch and it showed in his weak attacks. He just wanted the match to end so he could move to Singapore. Suddenly a bunch of people including Shun Miyatake, Daisuke Kiso, Mic Inoue, members of the TV crew and even a Weekly-Pro Wrestling reporter handed Nakazawa their underwear. Nakazawa’s motivation skyrocketed and the underwear powered him up until Takagi and Owashi attacked him. Nakazawa urged Akai to pick up the underwear and unleash a Spirit Bomb on her opponents as he held them back! She reluctantly did the Spirit Bomb but her targets moved out of the way. Nakazawa took the blow and was then pinned with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb.
None of the championship belts were at the show because they were accidentaly packed into the boxes of merchandise being sent to Hakata for tomorrow’s event there. Amon Tsurumi took off his afro and bowed as an apology to the crowd.