DDT “NEVER MIND 2014”, 23/12/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,014 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
0. DNA Dark Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Ryota Nakatsu & Kouta Umeda when Higuchi submitted Iwasaki with the Canadian Backbreaker (9:29).
1. Keisuke Ishii, Soma Takao, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Yasu Urano, MIKAMI, Antonio Honda & DJ Nira when Hirata pinned Honda with a Small Package (9:29).
2. Makoto Oishi defeated Akito with a Cross Kneelock (7:54).
3. Sanshiro Takagi defeated Bernard Ackah (w/ LiLiCo) with La Magistral Cradle (4:08).
– Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yoshihiko defeated LiLiCo (c) with a Diving Body Attack (12:41 pm).
*Yoshihiko becomes the 1,010th champion.
4. Golden☆Storm Riders New Member Final Audition: Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki defeated Gota Ihashi, Shunma Katsumata, Suguru Miyatake & Chinsuke Nakamura (11:34)
4a. Daisuke Sasaki eliminated Shunma Katsumata with the Cross Facelock (4:42).
4b. Kota Ibushi eliminated Chinsuke Nakamura with the Easy Last Ride (6:32).
4c. Kota Ibushi eliminated Suguru Miyatake with the Sit Down Last Ride (11:34).
*Suguru Miyatake passes the audition.
5. Michael Nakazawa Holiday Countdown 4 – Nakazawa’s Untold History ~History Did Not Move Much At The Time~: Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi defeated Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Takanashi pinned Nakazawa with a Cradle (0:29).
5a. Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi defeated Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Sato submitted Nakazawa with a Reverse Cross Armbreaker (8:58).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi when Takeshita pinned Sakaguchi with the German Suplex (18:08).
*V4 for Happy Motel.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Somato (22:21).
*V7 for HARASHIMA.
DDT ends 2014 with a sold out crowd at Korakuen Hall and a cleared path on the road to Saitama Super Arena next February. In the main event HARASHIMA put the KO-D Openweight Title on the line against Shigehiro Irie, the last member of Team Dream Futures to go through in his current title reign. Irie was fueled by his desire to get revenge for his friends but as always HARASHIMA’s training meant the champion came out on top. After the match Irie still wanted HARASHIMA to apologise to Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao but they pulled him away from the ring. HARASHIMA described Irie as a dangerous opponent and he was so strong that it was almost cheating. But he was still better. Kota Ibushi then entered the ring and faced off with HARASHIMA. Ibushi simply said “It’s been a long time. Saitama Super Arena. Thank you.”
Happy Motel is still accepting vacancies. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo scored their 4th successful defence of the KO-D Tag Team Titles against Shuten-dōji. The champs were able to get rid of KUDO and isolate Yukio Sakaguchi inside the ring. A short range Lariat from Takeshita, the Sky Twister Press from Endo and then a German Suplex from Takeshita was enough to put away Sakaguchi. Takeshita thanked Shuten-dōji after the match for their challenge. He and Endo are committed to be the future of DDT. Amon Tsurumi then approached the champs to give them a message. He has a world class tag team to challenge them at Saitama Super Arena… Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi! Endo said he will be ready to fight them and Takeshita said he wants to German Suplex Sekimoto!
Hikaru Sato wrestled in DDT again for the first time in 11 months as part of the finale of Michael Nakazawa’s farewell series. Unfortunately the match only lasted 30 seconds. Nakazawa took the quick loss in his stride and posed for a commemorative photo with the other wrestlers who just wanted to get the entire thing over with. Nakazawa gave a goodbye speech while the other wrestlers ignored him and walked to the back. Nakazawa then stopped himself and said he didn’t want to go out this way. This was not just Nakazawa’s farewell, it was the Nuru Nuru Brothers, Belt Hunter x Hunter and Shit Heart ♥ Foundation reuniting for one last time! “Please cooperate in making my memories! Ring the bell!” The match restarted and Nakazawa was attacked by Sato and Masa Takanashi, who were yelling “Thank you for the memories!” as they stomped him. Tomomitsu Matsunaga rallied the fans behind Nakazawa. Unfortunately in the end Nakazawa was put away by Sato’s Cross Armbreaker submission. After the match Sato told Nakazawa he hopes if Nakazawa ever comes back from Singapore he will have transformed into a new wrestler.
The Golden☆Storm Riders audition reached its conclusion as four men had to battle Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki in order to gain acceptance into the stable. Shunma Katsumata was the first eliminated when Sasaki tapped him out. The most notable contestant was Chinsuke Nakamura, a Shinsuke Nakamura impersonator. Ibushi and Chinsuke went at it in a preview of Ibushi’s upcoming Tokyo Dome match with the real Nakamura. Ibushi eliminated Chinsuke when he countered the Boma Ye into a gentle Last Ride Power Bomb. Suguru Miyatake and former member Gota Ihashi were left and fought their hearts out until Ibushi pinned Miyatake and called an end to the audition. Even though Ihashi was the sole survivor, Miyatake was picked as the winner! Ibushi then admitted he made up his mind before the audition even begun and it didn’t even make sense for the audition to happen in the first place! Ihashi complained about the decision but Ibushi knocked him out. Miyatake said he will work hard to live up to the stable’s name. The new Golden☆Storm Riders will challenge for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on 3rd January.
Sanshiro Takagi made it his duty to return the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title to DDT from the popstar LiLiCo. Problem is she has Bernard Ackah as her bodyguard and he was instructed to bash anyone who got in her way. LiLiCo also got involved in the match when she could. But Takagi played dirty and pulled down Ackah’s shorts to distract him. He then rolled him over with La Magistral Cradle for the victory. LiLiCo tried to escape with the Iron Man Title but she was cut off at every corner by different wrestlers and carried back to the ring. Takagi asked for the belt once more but LiLiCo then attacked him with it! She yelled that she will be the eternal champion but then there was a blackout. When the lights came on Yoshihiko was perched on the top turnbuckle behind her! When she turned around Yoshihiko dove onto her and pinned her to win the title back for DDT! LiLiCo fled in a panic while Ackah apologised to her over and over. Ackah also said he wanted another match with Takagi. He underestimated him and said Takagi fought strong rather than fought dirty. He now understands that he must study more about wrestling to combat Takagi’s style.
Makoto Oishi scored a big victory over Akito, making the DDT Extreme Champion tap out. Obviously this makes Oishi the next challenger for the title. He is fine wrestling Akito in any match Akito can think of, especially if it involves idols.
Once again Kazuki Hirata’s Magnum mask went missing before his match. This time it was Antonio Honda who stole it and did the Magnum TOKYO entrance to make Hirata jealous.
Crazy & President will reunite for “SAITAMA SUPER DDT 2015” to take part in a Super TLC Match! Sanshiro Takagi & Jun Kasai will face two mystery wrestlers in a match that involves 10 Tables, 3 Ladders and 100 Chairs!
Three more DDT wrestlers will turn into gender-swapped characters for the Ring☆Dream web browser game. The new additions are HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi and Yoshihiko. HARASHIMA and Sakaguchi were both impressed with their characters. Sakaguchi said his one is a good woman while HARASHIMA called his character healthy looking. Yoshihiko’s character is described as a beautiful girl but as you can see above, it’s pretty creepy.