Kota Ibushi’s run in New Japan just keeps getting better. After winning the New Japan Cup last weekend he now has an IWGP Title against AJ Styles match at Sumo Hall on 5th April. If Ibushi beats Yoshihiko this Saturday then the New Japan main event is guaranteed to be IWGP Champion Vs KO-D Champion, a first for New Japan and DDT’s relationship.
DDT “SAITAMA SLAM SPECIAL! 2015 ~TELETAMA BROADCASTING 1ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 21/03/2015
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
0. Dark Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Kota Umeda
1. Yasu Urano & Akito Vs Tomoya & Shunma Katsumata
2. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake
3. Teletama Presents Infomercial Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & MIKAMI Vs Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & DJ Nira
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Do It Or Die! – Special Single Match: Aja Kong (c) Vs Saki Akai
5. Eat Or Be Eaten! – Special Single Match: HARASHIMA Vs Tetsuya Endo
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Kota Ibushi (c) Vs Yoshihiko
So DDT has put up a fact sheet and list of career highlights for Yoshihiko before his KO-D Title match with Ibushi. Apparently Kurt Angle gave plenty of praise when he saw footage of Yoshihiko attacking Ibushi and laying down the challenge. When Ric Flair watched the same clip he just said “This is wrestling!” Also of note is Yoshihiko feels strongly about getting the 5th April IWGP Title shot if he beats Ibushi.
UNION “MARCH OF UNION 2015”, 28/03/2015
Yokohama Radiant Hall
1. Yuuya Kubo Vs Yuki Sato
2. Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Madoka (w/ Harumi Tachibana)
3. Mio Shirai & Aoi Ishibashi Vs Ryu Gouma & Ladybeard
4. Isami Kodaka Vs Ryota Nakatsu
5. Mitomi Masayuki Comeback: Seiya Morohashi & Tomoya Kawamura Vs Mitomi Masayuki & Daisuke Kanehira
6. Union Fly To Everywhere World Title: Cherry Vs Shu Shibutani
7. FUMA, Kazushi Miyamoto & SAGAT (w/ MEN’S Teioh) Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Masato Shibata & Daichi Kazato
Mitomi Masayuki is back after going through a bad period last December. He was suspended from Union and DDT for bad behaviour on Twitter and then got himself injured while wrestling on a micro indie show a week later. He will be teaming with Daisuke Kanehira from Pro Wrestling HEAT-UP for his comeback.