DDT “AUDIENCE 2015”, 31/05/2015
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,200 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
0. King Of Dark Title: Kota Umeda defeated Gota Ihashi (c) with a High Kick (3:43).
*D11 for Gota Ihashi.
1. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi & Saki Akai defeated Yasu Urano, Akito & Aja Kong when Takanashi pinned Akito with the Takatonic (9:20).
2. T2Hide New Members Audition: Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata, Devin Sparks & Ric Ellis defeated Toru Owashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, DJ Nira & Kouki Iwasaki when Takagi pinned Iwasaki with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (8:22).
3. MIKAMI & Shuji Ishikawa defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata when MIKAMI pinned Katsumata with the 450 Splash (9:50).
4. Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Hiroshi Fukuda when Oishi pinned Fukuda with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (11:56).
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) defeated Kota Ibushi, Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake when Ishii pinned Miyatake with the Kneel Kick (13:53).
*V2 for Team Dream Futures.
6. KO-D Openweight Title: KUDO defeated HARASHIMA (c) with the Diving Double Knee Drop (23:27).
*HARASHIMA fails in V2. KUDO cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract. KUDO becomes the 51st KO-D Openweight Champion!
If you were expecting HARASHIMA to go on another lengthy KO-D Openweight Title run, prepare to be surprised. KUDO has kicked his way to the top instead. The Shuten-dōji leader is one of the few to win the KO-D Title with a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract cash in. He countered the Somato with a high leaping Double Knee Drop stopping HARASHIMA in mid-air. He also dodged the Swan Dive Somato and stuck HARASHIMA with Buzzsaw and Back Spin Kicks for a few nearfalls. KUDO sealed the deal with the Diving Double Knee Drop to the back of HARASHIMA’s head as the champ was on all fours followed by the regular Diving Double Knee Drop for the finish.
Ken Ohka and Yumehito Imanari suddenly appeared during KUDO’s victory toast. Ohka had his own Right To Challenge contract in possession. Ohka congratulated KUDO and pointed to his contract. Ohka said in Ganbare☆Wrestling he works hard everyday to achieve his goal of turning it into a major wrestling league. Tonight is not an appropriate time to cash in but the warning was clear. Ohka is going after the title for Ganpuro! KUDO wasn’t bothered by the threat and said tonight the Ebisuko Tavern will serve him its best wine to celebrate his championship win!
Suguru Miyatake consumed some mysterious tablets to go with his usual energy drink in a bid to boost his performance during the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles Match. It gave him enough power to Lariat each Team Drift member a bunch of times and also the strength to Body Slam Shigehiro Irie. But he was stopped dead by Keisuke Ishii’s Kneel Kick.
Shuji Ishikawa is confident that he and MIKAMI can beat Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 14th June. Ishikawa is used to wrestling the champs but they are not used to wrestling MIKAMI.
The T2Hide audition turned out to be an 8-Man Tag Match. Those who impressed Sanshiro Takagi and Kazuki Hirata enough would be accepted. The two American participants Devin Sparks & Ric Ellis fared well and the time came for dancing they were there with Hirata step for step. One of them missed a Coast To Coast Diving Headbutt but the attempt still impressed Takagi. He accepted both Sparks & Ellis into T2Hide after the match and said they are probably better and more interesting than Hirata.
DDT introduced Mizuki Watase of the comedy duo Tenori Tiger as their newest trainee. Mizuki said it has been his dream since elementary school to become a pro wrestler. His goal is to become a wrestler while continuing his career as an entertainer. He hopes to have his debut match as soon as possible.
Genichiro Tenryu was announced to compete at this year’s Sumo Hall show on 23rd August!
Dick Togo made an appearance to announce his new venture New Vietnam Pro Wrestling. He has opened up a wrestling school in Vietnam and is aiming to hold its first shows at the end of August.
Isami Kodaka and the Dropkick Bar are organising Tavern Wrestling shows over the next couple of months in the Wrestle Fighter Museum and Shin-kiba. Similar to the Beer Garden series, the shows are all about fans getting to drink loads of beer while watching live wrestling.
Soma Takao announced he will spend all of June competing exclusively in All Japan Pro Wrestling. This means he will not be wrestling in the King Of DDT tournament. Takao explained that he wants to improve his skill and learn how to wrestle in a different environment.
The King Of DDT 2015 1st Round was determined by lottery after the show. The matches are Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Keisuke Ishii, Makoto Oishi Vs Hiroshi Fukuda, Akito Vs Masa Takanashi, Konosuke Takeshita Vs Antonio Honda, either Ryota Nakatsu or Kota Umeda Vs Daisuke Sasaki (Nakatsu Vs Umeda takes place in DNA on 4th June), Kota Ibushi Vs Kazuki Hirata, Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazusada Higuchi and Yasu Urano Vs Shigehiro Irie. The 1st Round takes place in Kasukabe Hall on 6th June. The 2nd Round on 14th June is in Osaka and will be Winner #1 Vs Winner #2, Winner #3 Vs Winner #4 and so on.
The 2015 Beer Garden schedule in Shin-kiba 1st RING is DDT on 1st August, DNA and DDT doubleshot on 2nd August, Team Drift on 3rd August, T2Hide on 4th August, Smile Squash on 5th August, Happy Motel on 6th August, Shuten-dōji on 7th August, Tokyo Joshi Pro and Danshoku Dino/Super Sasadango Machine doubleshot on 8th August and the final night is DDT on the 9th August.