DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2015”, 19/07/2015
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,200 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
0. King Of Dark Title – Handicap Count Rules: Yasu Urano defeated Gota Ihashi (c) with an Oklahoma Roll (4:29).
*D3 for Gota Ihashi.
1. Toru Owashi & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Kota Umeda when Higuchi submitted Umeda with the Canadian Backbreaker (8:56).
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Masa Takanashi & Saki Akai defeated Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Fukuda and Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Hoshitango when Akai pinned both Hirata & Fukuda with a Jackknife Pin (4:59).
3. Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Makoto Oishi defeated Keisuke Ishii, Soma Takao & Shunma Katsumata when Machine pinned Takao with the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock (10:09).
4. DDT Extreme Title – Fall To The Hell Match: Antonio Honda defeated Akito (c) by Ring Out with a Dropkick (11:49).
*Akito fails in V4. Antonio Honda becomes the 33rd DDT Extreme Champion!
5. Dramatic Pioneer Final Suicide! MIKAMI DDT Affiliation Final Match: MIKAMI, Isami Kodaka & Gorgeous Matsuno defeated KUDO, HARASHIMA & Sanshiro Takagi when MIKAMI pinned Takagi with the Sliding School Boy (12:44).
6. Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Hideyoshi Kamitani defeated Kota Ibushi, Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake when Sekimoto pinned Sasaki with the Deadlift German Suplex (19:34).
7. Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Right Knee Of God (19:00).
After several weeks of setbacks and self-doubt Yukio Sakaguchi finally overcame Shigehiro Irie in the main event of today’s show. For the last month Irie had Sakaguchi’s number everytime they faced off and they wasted no time from the get go. KUDO watched the match from the commentary table knowing that he will be defending the KO-D Openweight Title against either wrestler at Sumo Hall next month. Irie hit the Flying Sausage, Teddy Bear and Beast Bomber but Sakaguchi wouldn’t stay down. Sakaguchi locked in a Sleeper Hold but Irie escaped and hit a Fire Thunder Driver for two. Sakaguchi Headbutted his way out of the Vertical Drop Back Flip and unleashed High Kicks to Irie, finishing him off with the Right Knee Of God. Sakaguchi praised Irie after the match and thanked GM Amon Tsurumi for not listening to his selfish plea of being removed from the Sumo Hall main event. Sakaguchi then called in KUDO and they had a staredown. Masa Takanashi tried to keep both of them calm but KUDO put his hand up to his mouth to shut him up. Sakaguchi told KUDO their match will be a war and they will kill each other for the KO-D Title.
The Golden☆Storm Riders and Strong BJ had their final skirmish before the big KO-D Tag Team Title match. The 6-Man Tag saw Kota Ibushi & Daisuke Sasaki push Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi into each other with trolleys. Strong BJ fought back with a triple Torture Rack spot in the ring. Ibushi stopped a German Suplex pin from Sekimoto by Double Stomping onto him. Unfortunately for Sasaki he got tossed around some more including a Double German from the tag champs. Sasaki’s flash Hurricanrana was blocked and Sekimoto destroyed him with the Lariat followed by the Deadlift German Suplex. In the post-match interview Ibushi said Sasaki was damaged pretty badly but he’ll recover in time for Sumo Hall. Meanwhile Ibushi will now focus on the G1 Climax that begins tomorrow.
After being with DDT for its entire 18 year existence MIKAMI has finished up his contract and is now a freelancer. DDT gave him a special sending off even though he is still going to wrestle for them from time to time. MIKAMI gave a speech thanking everyone for supporting him and continuing to support him. He also gave special mention to Gorgeous Matsuno and said they will team again someday.
Akito’s reign as DDT Extreme Champion has come to an end after Antonio Honda beat him in a Fall To The Hell Match. The ropes and turnbuckle pads were removed from the ring and the match could be won by ring out as well as pinfall or submission. There was a lot of ground wrestling as both men didn’t want to risk getting knocked out of the ring. Akito busted open Honda with Headbutts but Honda won out in the end when he Dropkicked Akito out of the ring. Honda said blood on his face is like beautiful make-up on a beautiful woman. It was announced afterwards that Honda will have his first defence at Sumo Hall. His opponent will be determined on 1st August. Honda is thrilled to have a big title match at Sumo Hall.
Due to the warm summer weather Super Sasadango Machine did not wear his usual long wrestling tights for his match. He also had a migraine so he did not create a PowerPoint presentation in time for the match. Danshoki Dino & Makoto Oishi asked how long it would take to make one and he said 5 minutes. Dino & Oishi told Sasadango to go make it and they will wrestle without him. Sasadango finished it and midway through the match he begun his analysis. He compared his opponents to the Takeda Cavalry from the Warring States period of Japanese history. The Takeda Cavalry was defeated with guns in the Battle Of Nagashino so Sasadango’s team should do something similar, just instead of guns they should use their asses. Sasadango said the anus is their muzzle, the rectum is their barrel and that’s where the bullet exits from (I can’t believe I’m typing this). He then revealed his plan “The Anal Three Stage Shoot”. The plan was for all three to use ass based offence and it worked! The trio won the match and look like they will be challenging for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles at Sumo Hall.
The 3 Way Tag devolved into dancing and fighting over the Hirata GO! glasses. Takanashi rolled over both Kazuki Hirata & Hiroshi Fukuda for a near fall. Saki Akai then followed up with a Double Jackknife Pin and that was enough to get the win. Hirata & Fukuda argued over who lost after the match.
Kazusada Higuchi has a new entrance song. He tapped out Kota Umeda by countering the Tornado Bomb into the Canadian Backbreaker.
Even with all the rules in his favour Gota Ihashi could not beat Yasu Urano in the King Of Dark Title match. Urano was being punished for losing the KO-D Title to Ken Ohka and only had to be pinned for 1 second to lose the match. However an Oklahoma Roll saved him from dark match hell. Ihashi then found out his next title match will be at Sumo Hall against Dragon Gate’s own lovable loser “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa! Ihashi thinks this is the match that will finally free him from his nightmare.
More matches were booked for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2015”. Genichiro Tenryu, Sanshiro Takagi & Saki Akai will take on Shuji Ishikawa, Kazusada Higuchi & Meiko Satomura. Also Tetsuya Endo returns from injury and his first match back is against his tag team partner Konosuke Takeshita!