DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2015 ~DDT DAY~”, 01/08/2015
Shin-kiba 1st RING
400 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
1. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake when Owashi pinned Miyatake with La Magistral Cradle (12:27).
2. Antonio Honda & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Shunma Katsumata when Honda pinned Katsumata with the Diving Fist Drop (9:54).
3. KUDO defeated Kota Umeda with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:29).
4. New Ghost Story Numabukuro Death Match: HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Danshoku Dino & Saki Akai ended in a No Contest because of a Traffic Accident (21:22).
5. Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Soma Takao with the Right Knee Of God (12:02).
6. DDT Extreme Title Next Challenger Final: Masa Takanashi defeated Yasu Urano, Makoto Oishi, Kazuki Hirata and Hiroshi Fukuda (28:54).
6a. Over The Top Rope Only Match: Kazuki Hirata eliminated Makoto Oishi by Ring Out (4:34).
6b. Blindfold Match: Hiroshi Fukuda eliminated Kazuki Hirata with a Cradle (17:08).
6c. One Count Match: Yasu Urano eliminated Hiroshi Fukuda with a Jackknife Pin (20:38).
6d. Texas Tiger Cub Rope Match: Masa Takanashi eliminated Yasu Urano with the Takatonic (28:54).
The main event was a 5 Way Elimination match to determine the No. 1 Contender for the DDT Extreme Title. Each fall was fought under a different rule set calling back to a variety of stipulation matches from the past. The match begun while Kazuki Hirata was making his entrance and the first fall was Over The Top Rope only. Hirata and Makoto Oishi fought on the apron and Oishi hit a Stunner. He tried the Miracle Ecstasy but Hirata avoided it and Dropkicked Oishi to the floor to eliminate him. The next fall was a Blindfold Match. The four wrestlers all stumbled around ringside trying to find each other. Hirata sang loudly to try and lure his opponents towards him. At one point everybody was almost counted out of the ring but they all managed to find the apron and roll in at 19. Yukinori Matsui was mistaken for a wrestler several times and Lariated some of the wrestlers out of self defence. Hirata somehow found his HIRATA GO! glasses and put them on over his blindfold. He tripped over Hiroshi Fukuda while dancing and got pinned. The 3rd fall had One Count Pinfall rules and after a frantic minute of pinning attempts, Yasu Urano rolled over Fukuda with a Jackknife Pin for the elimination. The match came down to Urano and Masa Takanashi in the return of the Texas Tiger Cub Rope Match. A tiger rope with a stuffed tiger toy attached to it linked Urano and Takanashi together. Takanashi used Matsui as a human shield to block Urano and then hit the Takatonic to win the Extreme Title shot.
The champion Antonio Honda confronted Takanashi after the match and challenged him to a non-title match on the final day of Beer Garden week.
A chop battle between Konosuke Takeshita and Tomomitsu Matsunaga transformed into a bodybuilding posedown between the two. Later in the match Antonio Honda called out the late Roddy Piper when he applied a Sleeper Hold.
In the opening match Suguru Miyatake got a boost in power from his fitness drink. However Sanshiro Takagi negated it by force feeding Miyatake beer while he was applying a Camel Clutch to Toru Owashi.
Tetusya Endo made an appearance to talk about his return match with Takeshita. Endo aims to beat Takeshita and not just have a good match. Takeshita said the timing of Endo’s return is perfect and he is prepared for Endo to be 120% at Sumo Hall.
Beer Garden was the most fitting event for KUDO to announce their own alcohol product. DRAMATIC DREAM TASTE will be sold in the Dropkick Bar and Ebisuko Tavern from 10th August onwards.
It wouldn’t be Beer Garden week without a scary ghost story from guest Hisaya Imabayashi. When the match began all the wrestlers decided to get drinks and prepare for storytime instead of fighting each other. However after three minutes Imabayashi was nowhere to be seen. Kazusada Higuchi came out and told everyone that Imabayashi was running late because of a traffic accident. Danshoku Dino decided that every wrestler will try to tell their own ghost story. Akito went first but he spoke too fast. Shigehiro Irie went next but he struggled to read the Chinese letters and asked Keisuke Ishii to help him. When it was Ishii’s turn he instead talked about why the Triple Crown is better than the IWGP Title. Dino admitted that was the scariest story so far. Saki Akai skipped her turn so she could drink more beer with the audience. HARASHIMA was the last hope to save this segment and he told his story:
“One summer day a man killed his pregnant wife and buried her corpse under a tree in a park. A few years later the man walked past the tree and saw a kid crying beneath it. He asked the child “What is wrong? Where is your mother?” The boy looked at him and asked “Why?”
Because I practice!!!”
HARASHIMA posed with a cheesy grin as his music played over the speakers, completely forgetting he was supposed to tell a scary story and not his catchphrase. Dino gave up and began to cry until Imabayashi at last showed up. He apologised for being late, he crashed his car into a telephone pole. Dino asked him to quickly read a ghost story. He did:
“One summer day a man killed his pregnant wife and buried her corpse under a tree in a park. A few years later the man walked past the tree and saw a kid crying beneath it. He asked the child “What is wrong? Where is your mother?” The boy pointed at the tree. The man then asked “Where is your father?” The boy looked at him and said “My dad… is you!”
Dino was satisfied with the scary story. Imabayashi said he was amazaed to hear “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2015” was sold out. Dino asked him who he was looking forward to seeing. Imabayashi yelled “It’s you!” and pointed at Dino, making him faint. He then did the same to the other wrestlers, making them faint one by one. He even did it to Matsui. “Wild Thing” then played over the speakers and Imabayashi threw bottles of holy water over the audience. While this was going on Higuchi came back out and said he had a phone call from Imabayashi’s wife. She said Imabayashi had died in a car crash earlier today…