The Glass Is Half Full, Partial Beer Garden Cards

The DDT summer tradition is here! Beer Garden Week is a week long series of shows held every year in Shin-kiba 1st Ring. Each show is produced and booked by a different wrestler or stable in DDT. This leads to a variety of crazy matches and ideas. There is also plenty of beer and food served to the fans during the show. So let’s have a look at what’s on offer this year.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~DDT DAY~”, 01/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake
2. Antonio Honda & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Shunma Katsumata
3. KUDO Vs Kota Umeda
4. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao
5. New Ghost Story Numabukuro Death Match: HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Danshoku Dino & Saki Akai
6. DDT Extreme Title Next Challenger Final: Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi vs Masa Takanashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Hiroshi Fukuda

One of the highlights of Beer Garden every year is Hisaya Imabayashi visiting the area to tell ghost stories to the wrestlers. Last year had a few duds due to tiredness so here’s hoping this year will bring plenty of scares.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~DNA DAY~”, 02/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING

1. Wrestling Koshien 2015 – Round 1: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shunma Katsumata
2. Wrestling Koshien 2015 – Round 1: X Vs X
3. Wrestling Koshien 2015 – Semi Final: X Vs X
4. Wrestling Koshien 2015 – Semi Final: X Vs X
5. Wrestling Koshien 2015 – Final: X Vs X

A 6-man mini tournament is being held and the winner will be added to the evening DDT show. The entrants are Kazusada Higuchi, Shunma Katsumata, Suguru Miyatake, Ryota Nakatsu, Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki and Dai Suzuki. Two of the wrestlers will receive byes to the semi finals.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~DDT DAY~”, 02/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING

1. Wrestling Koshien 2015 Winner Vs X

Drink every time X = Shiori Asahi.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~TEAM DRIFT DAY~”, 03/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING

1. Shigehiro Irie Produce Match: X Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Hardcore 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yuko Miyamoto Vs Gabaiji-chan

According to the DDT website this show will involve a Round Girl named Chelsea. I assume this is the Stardom wrestler. I also assume she will be involved with whatever gives Gota Ihashi a concussion that day.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~T2HIDE DAY – WORLD LUCHA EXPO JAPAN~”, 04/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING

1. Exercise & Stretch DVD Launch – All Out Stretch War: Kazuki Hirata (Yoyogi-Uehara) Vs Seiya Morohashi (Kasiwa)
2. World Triangle Match: Louis Takanashi XIV (France) Vs Hoshitango (Argentina) Vs Hiroshi Fukuda (America)
3. World Dream Match – Full Blown Italian Showdown Final Conclusion: Antonio Honda & Sasaki And Gabbana (Italy) Vs Choun-Shiryu & Cao Zhang (China)
4. Lucha Extremadura Jasu: Sanshiro Takagi (Osaka), Toru Owashi (Nagano) & Kazuki Hirata (Yoyogi-Uehara) Vs X, X & X

T2Hide is bringing a lot of international flavour to this year’s Beer Garden. We got some old “gaijin” returning like Louis Takanashi XIV from France (with his Death Cake no doubt) and Italy’s own Sasaki And Gabbana.

Kazuki Hirata has his own fitness DVD now available on DDT’s online store. But this has created a conflict with another fitness enthusiast, Seiya Morohashi. The go to battle on the day the DVD is launched.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~SMILE SQUASH DAY~”, 05/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING

1. Grand Sumo Summer Tournament: X Vs X
2. Danshoku Dino (w/ Makoto Oishi) Vs Kota Umeda (w/ Kazusada Higuchi)
3. HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Yasu Urano & X

Will Tomomitsu Matsunaga be back to defend his DDT Sumo King crown?

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~HAPPY MOTELS DAY~”, 06/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING

1. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
2. Antonio Honda Vs Transparent Mel Gibson

Match #2 sounds like the greatest thing ever.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~SHUTEN-DOJI DAY~”, 07/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING

1. Masako Takanashi & Riho Vs Emi Sakura & “Birds”
2. KUDO & Isami Kodaka Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Hikaru Sato

Yukio Sakaguchi & Hikaru Sato team together in DDT for the first time in over a year and a half.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~TOKYO JOSHI PRO DAY~”, 08/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Miyu Yamashita Vs Akane Miura
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: KANNA Vs Syoko Nakajima
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

The 2nd Tokyo Princess is about to be crowned.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~DANSHOKU DINO & SUPER SASADANGO MACHINE DAY~”, 08/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING

1. The World’s Most Powerful Cultural Heaven Olympics – Round 1: Sambo Oishi Vs Gota Ihashi
2. The World’s Most Powerful Cultural Heaven Olympics – Round 1: Masa Takanashi Vs Yuko Miyamoto
3. The Lamentations Of The 40 Year Old Wrestler – Enter Sandman Falls Count Anywhere Match: Super Sasadango Machine Vs KUDO Vs Seiya Morohashi Vs Antonio Honda
4. Turn Based Wrestling ~Endless Gig~: Danshoku Dino Vs Ken Ohka

Songs by Tomoyasu Hotei and B’z will alternate during the main event. Danshoku Dino can only win during Hoeti songs while Ken Ohka can only win during B’z songs.

Some weird “Mixed Martial Arts” competition takes place here, except each competitor represents a cultural art. Masa Takanashi represents Shogi writing, Yuko Miyamoto competes as a former student council president, Sambo Oishi fights for newspapers and Gota Ihashi has the backing of society’s pottery section.

DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~DDT DAY~”, 09/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING

1. Beer Garden Specialty! 6-Man Lottery Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, HARASHIMA, Shigehiro Irie, Konosuke Takeshita, Kazusada Higuchi

As always a fan drawn 6-Man Tag draws the series to a close. The two teams will be determined by a lottery with each pick chosen by a random member of the audience. This is also the final show before “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2015”.

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