DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 1”, 19/04/2015
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
399 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: Yasu Urano defeated Gota Ihashi (c) with a Headlock (3:47).
*D5 for Gota Ihashi.
1. Kazusada Higuchi defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Canadian Backbreaker (4:39).
2. Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Suguru Miyatake with the Skewered Jumping Knee (4:46).
3. 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dino defeated MIKAMI, Antonio Honda and Saki Akai when Dino pinned MIKAMI with the Nembutsu Danshoku Driver (7:18).
4. Kazuki Hirata Tokyo GO! Numbers Game – Round 3: KUDO defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Backspin Kick (7:13).
5. BOYZ-gun Vs YaroZ-gun: Kota Ibushi, Makoto Oishi, Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Brother Tommy when Oishi pinned Tommy with a Horizontal Cradle (8:33).
6. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano defeated Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao when Urano pinned Takao after the Somato (10:18).
7. DDT Extreme Title – Iron Man Match: Akito (c) (2) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (2) ended in a draw (60:00).
7a. Daisuke Sasaki (1) defeated Akito (0) with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (16:01).
7b. Akito (1) defeated Daisuke Sasaki with a Scorpion Armlock (19:28).
7c. Daisuke Sasaki (2) defeated Akito (1) with La Mistica Crossface Lock (36:30).
7d. Akito (2) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (2) with the Kinniku Big Move (45:22).
Sudden Death: Akito (c) defeated Daisuke Sasaki with a Perfect Figure Four Leglock (6:48).
*V1 for Akito.

The DDT Extreme Title was up for grabs in a gruelling 60 minute Ironman match, continuing the trend of the championship being defended in serious skill-based matches. The champion Akito had already lost to the challenger Daisuke Sasaki in March. A rematch went 30 minutes without a winner and now even 60 minutes isn’t enough to determine who is more worthy of being champion. Sasaki scored the first fall with a Hurricanrana but Akito equalised with a Scorpion Armlock submission. Akito thought outside of the box with La Mistica into the Crossface Lock to go ahead again. A double countout occurred shortly afterwards when the two fought outside and did what they could to prevent the other from re-entering the ring. Akito made it a tie score at the 45th minute with the Kinniku Big Move. In the dying moments of the match Sasaki used TAKA Michinoku’s Dick Killer submission (Sasaki was trained by Dick Togo, the wrestler TAKA designed the move to use against) but Akito persevered until the bell rang to end the match at 2 falls a piece. A draw would have counted as a successful defence for Akito but the champion refused and wanted the match to restart so they could determine a winner. Sudden death overtime began and the two were able to fight for 6 more minutes until Akito finally got the better of Sasaki with an Arm Clutch Figure Four Leglock. With nowhere to escape Sasaki had to give up. After the match the two reminisced about their first matches together at the Monthly Young Communication shows DDT used to do. Akito said he will continue to wrestle Sasaki any number of times in the future if they can.

Akito pointed out that his next title defence will be in Nagoya on 17th May. He nominated Shigehiro Irie as his next challenger since Nagoya is a place close to Irie’s heart. Irie was “amazingly happy” to be chosen and he knows he will be fighting the best.

HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano signalled their intentions to go after the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles after beating Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao. Ishii has no time to worry about that. His full attention is on the KO-D Tag Team Title shot at the end of the month.

We almost had the first Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract cash in. Hiroshi Fukuda entered the ring after the BOYZ Vs YaroZ match with the intention of challenging a tired Kota Ibushi for the KO-D Openweight Title. Problem is Ibushi wasn’t feeling tired. In fact he was ready to wrestle again there and then. Fukuda suddenly got cold feet and changed his mind. He remembered he has other errands to attend to and will challenge Ibushi another time. Amon Tsurumi told Fukuda he could cash in after the Ibushi Vs HARASHIMA match at Korakuen Hall. Fukuda played dumb and acted like he wasn’t sure what time that show is taking place before leaving the ring.

The YaroZ team had a secret weapon prepared for their BOYZ opponents. Brother Tommy introduced another MC midway through the match, Rashiki Ihashi. Unfortunately Ihashi’s interference backfired and cost YaroZ the match. Sanshiro Takagi was annoyed by losing because of an outside party and demanded a rematch without any interference from either side. BOYZ Vs YaroZ will have one final match at the 29th April Korakuen Hall show.

Before the latest Tokyo GO! match took place, Yukio Sakaguchi presented KUDO with the HIRATA GO glasses he wore in Yokohama. KUDO stubbornly refused to wear them. Kazuki Hirata came down to the ring angry that his glasses were stolen by Sakaguchi but he luckily had a spare one with him. As the match went on KUDO was eventually convinced to put on the glasses to go against Hirata’s. KUDO brought an end to the nonsense when he kicked Hirata in the head so hard the glasses flew off.

Ever since Danshoku Dino begun his “Danshoku Life” pilgrimage, MIKAMI has lost to him three times in a row.

Yasu Urano avoided dark match hell when he beat Gota Ihashi in the King of Dark Title match. Urano submitted Ihashi with a tight Headlock, the very same ending that happened in Ihashi’s debut DDT match almost 6 years ago.


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