DDT “SWEET DREAMS 2015”, 25/01/2015
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,000 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
0. Dark Match: Hoshitango defeated Hiroshi Fukuda with a Hip Drop (3:21).
1. Road To KO-D 6 Man Tag: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi defeated Gorgeous Matsuno, Gota Ihashi & DJ Nira when KUDO pinned Ihashi with the Diving Double Knee Drop (6:53).
2. Road To Iron Man Battle Royal: Hikaru Sato defeated Shunma Katsumata with a Half Crab (9:06).
Order Of Elimination: Saki Akai, Bernard Ackah, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Yasu Urano, Soma Takao, Shunma Katsumata.
3. Road To Super TLC: MIKAMI & Shuji Ishikawa defeated Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Ire and Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake when Ishikawa pinned Miyatake with the Splash Mountain (10:40).
4. Road To Akebono Army Vs Yoshihiko Army: Antonio Honda & Great Kojika (w/ Yoshihiko) defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Kojika pinned Hirata with the Choke Slam (11:13).
5. Road To Kazushi Sakuraba: Super Sasadango Machine defeated Sanshiro Takagi with a School Boy (4:14).
6. DDT Extreme Title – No Rope Escape Match: Akito (c) defeated Makoto Oishi with the rope assisted Triangle Scorpion (15:01).
*V5 for Akito.
7. Just Before Saitama Super Arena – Super Special 6 Man Tag Match: Kota Ibushi, Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi defeated HARASHIMA, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo when Sekimoto pinned Endo with the Deadlift German Suplex (23:51).
With three weeks to go until DDT takes over the Community section of Super Saitama Arena, the company held a big preview show over at Korakuen Hall. Many of the matches today gives us an idea of what to expect in Saitama next month.
In the main even the KO-D Openweight Champion and KO-D Tag Team Champions banded together to face their challengers in a 6-Man Tag. HARASHIMA has been getting the better of Kota Ibushi in their recent tag matches but Ibushi is ever so slightly winding up the champion with mind games. Meanwhile Happy Motels got the opportunity to measure up against the Strong BJ team of Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi before their big title match. The challengers rallied together and defeated the champions but it wasn’t easy. HARASHIMA hit the Somato to Ibushi on the apron. But a Swan Dive into the ring was caught by Okabayashi and ended with HARASHIMA being driven into the mat with a Spinebuster. Konosuke Takeshita gave Sekimoto the Blue Thunder and left it up to Tetsuya Endo to finish him. However Sekimoto recovered and hit Endo with a big Lariat for a nearfall. He then gave Endo the Deadlift German Suplex and this time he got the pin.
Ibushi continued the mind games after the match when he offered a handshake to HARASHIMA. The champion didn’t want to be tricked again so he stuck his hand out in the shape of scissors. However as he did that Ibushi immediately changed his hand into rock. HARASHIMA changed his hand to paper but Ibushi switched to scissors. The two continued playing Rock Paper Scissors with Ibushi winning every hand and HARASHIMA getting noticeably more irritated. Amon Tsurumi stepped in and said he is looking forward to seeing great matches at “SAITAMA SUPER DDT 2015”.
Akito faced Makoto Oishi in a No Rope Break Match with the DDT Extreme Title on the line. With no rope breaks in effect tightly locked submissions were now more dangerous. Both wrestlers had to physically drag themselves out of the ring to have any chance of escaping some of the holds applied during the match. Akito used the ropes to his advantage when he applied the Triangle Scorpion and held onto the ropes to apply even more pressure. Oishi tried his best to escape but soon had to give up. Next up for Akito is Shiori Asahi… I mean X.
Super Sasadango Machine has been studying his chances of beating Kazushi Sakuraba next month. Using a Powerpoint presentation he explained that he had 0% chance of winning. He also remembered that he has now been wrestling for over 10 years and reaching such a milestone should power him up. A victory over Sanshiro Takagi gave him a confidence boost and Sasadango now thinks he has a 25% chance of beating Sakuraba.
Once again Kazuki Hirata’s Magnum gear was stolen by Antonio Honda. Hirata got brand new GO! glasses to wear but Honda got his hands on them first. Whoever wears the glasses becomes compelled to dance to the Magnum TOKYO theme song. So obviously everybody in the match got to wear the glasses at some point, Great Kojika included. Kojika used the power of the music to clear house and pin Hirata with a Choke Slam.
A single table, ladder and chair were involved in the Super TLC preview bout. MIKAMI made good use of the ladder while Daisuke Sasaki put Shigehiro Irie through the table. Back in the ring Shuji Ishikawa pinned Suguru Miyatake with the Splash Mountain. Things are only going to get crazier from there in Saitama.
Saki Akai’s chances of regaining the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title are not looking good. She was the first person eliminated in today’s Battle Royal after a double Clothesline from Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Bernard Ackah. Matsunaga then pinned Ackah afterwards and after that Ackah knocked him out. Near the end Shunma Katsumata was the last one in the ring but he was soon joined by a big surprise. It was the return of Hikaru Sato! Coming down to the UWF Theme, Sato entered the ring carrying the Shield Of Victory Award he won at DEEP’s Saitama Super Arena show on New Year’s Eve. He kicked Katsumata down and tapped him out with a Half Crab all while still posing with the award. Sato took the mic and said he is unbeaten at MMA in Super Saitama Arena and he is now free to go after the Iron Man Title on 15th February.
Despite not having the Brahman Brothers by his side, Gorgeous Matsuno still had access to the black India Ink to use against Shuten-dōji. Gota Ihashi used the ink to blind Yukio Sakaguchi but Masa Takanashi and KUDO were still there. KUDO hit the Diving Double Knee Drop on Ihashi for the win.
Hiroshi Fukuda and Hoshitango had an unscheduled dark match during Amon Tsurumi’s opening show announcements. Tsurumi just stood there and spoke while the two men wrestled around him. When they were down Fukuda demanded he should be in the King Of Dark Title match and he would forfeit his spot in the Iron Man Title Rumble to do it. Tsurumi decided that the title match will now be Gota Ihashi & DJ Nira Vs Hiroshi Fukuda & Hoshitango. Fukuda was thrilled with the news until he found out the King Of Dark Title is actually a “Misfortune Championship”. Fukuda asked why would Tsurumi create such a championship? Tsurumi told him to go home.
Zeus will be in the 15/2 Iron Man Title Rumble.
The matches for DNA 3 on 5th February are Shunma Katsumata Vs Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kotaro Nasu, Kazusada Higuchi Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Jiro Kuroshio & Tomoya Kawamura Vs Dai Suzuki & Kikutaro and in the main event Suguru Miyatake Vs Yuko Miyamoto.