DDT “#OHKAEMPIRE BOX OFFICE ~MUSCLE MATES 2015~”, 17/11/2015
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,800 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
1. Cradle Only Tag Death Match: Yusuke Kubo & Mr. Magic VII defeated Pedro Takashi & Choun-Shiryu when Kubo pinned Shiryu with a Cradle (12:05).
2. Best Of Three Series: Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata (2) defeated Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda (0).
2a. Irregular Rules: Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata defeated Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda when Oishi & Katsumata pinned Dino & Honda with the Miracle Ecstasy x Miracle Ecstasy (5:43).
2b. Special Rules: Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata defeated Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda when Oishi pinned Honda with a Crucifix Pin (14:04).
3. All Japan Hand Sumo Championship Final: Kazunori Huzioka defeated Ryota Yamazato (0:42).
4. Konosuke Takeshita defeated Muscle Sakai with the German Suplex (13:16).
5. HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yohei Komatsu when HARASHIMA pinned Komatsu with the Somato (17:36).
Whatever problems there were between HARASHIMA and Hiroshi Tanahashi is now all water under the bridge. The two faced off in a tag team match for the first time since August with HARASHIMA looking to redeem himself in front of the New Japan ace. HARASHIMA and Ken Ohka had the home field advantage with everyone in the audience chanting for DDT and booing the New Japan team. Tanahashi ignored HARASHIMA and instead glared at Ohka. Yohei Komatsu then attacked HARASHIMA to start the match. Tanahashi continued to get booed especially when he worked over Ohka. But Ohka caught Tanahashi off guard with the Kamikaze and made the hot tag to HARASHIMA. Ohka later helped HARASHIMA avoid a Superplex by grabbing Tanahashi’s leg as he stood on the turnbuckles. HARASHIMA then rocked Tanahashi with a Rock Punch during an Elbow Strike exchange. Ohka readied himself for the Spear Of Flame but Tanahashi stopped it and attacked Ohka’s legs with the Dragon Screw, a low Dropkick and a Texas Cloverleaf. Komatsu did his part and prevented HARASHIMA from breaking the hold yet Ohka was able to reach the ropes. The tables were turned when Tanahashi held Ohka in a Full Nelson and Komatsu charged in for a Clothesline. Ohka escaped and Tanahashi took the blow. HARASHIMA focused on Komatsu and hit the Falcon Arrow and a High Kick. He went for the Somato but Komatsu rolled out of the way. Tanahashi tried to get involved but Ohka of all people took him out with the Spear Of Flame! HARASHIMA flipped Komatsu over with the Reverse Frankensteiner and hit the Somato for the victory.
While Ohka and HARASHIMA celebrated, Tanahashi was quick to leave the ring. It looked like he was about to leave but he instead walked over to the timekeeper’s table and opened up a MacBook. “Although this is immediately after the match has ended, I want to start the presentation!” That’s right, Tanahashi was going to present everyone his very own Powerpoint presentation! Titled “How To Liven Up More Worlds Of Professional Wrestling” Tanahashi introduced himself as “New Japan flesh that has been carefully trained in the dojo.” He also revealed he got written permission from Super Sasadango Machine to do this.
Tanahashi wants to spice up pro wrestling and spoke about the famous Keiji Muto Vs Nobuhiko Takada match from 1995, a match that at the time featured the ace of New Japan against the ace of UWF-I in an exciting dream bout. Twenty years later Tanahashi wondered if he and HARASHIMA would be able to elicit the same kind of excitement and enthusiasm for their match this past August. Unfortunately that didn’t happen and Tanahashi let his emotions get the better of him in his post-match comments. He now apologises to HARASHIMA and encourages him to continue down the road as the ace of DDT. Going back to spicing up the wrestling world, Tanahashi had some announcements to make in regards to his 2016 plans. He will win the IWGP Heavyweight Title at the Tokyo Dome in January, he will win the G1 Climax in August, he will enter the 2016 DDT Dramatic General Election and he will also enter the unit portion of the election in order to win and book his own DDT show next November! Learning his lesson from last time, HARASHIMA did not try to shake hands with Tanahashi. Instead he stuck out his fist and Tanahashi gave him a fist bump in response. Tanahashi offered to fist bump Ohka but Ohka told him to headbutt him instead. They gently bumped their heads together, smiled and gave each other a nod before Tanahashi left. HARASHIMA admitted feeling a bit confused but thanked Ohka, Danshoku Dino and Muscle Sakai for doing everything they could to make the match happen. He also thanked New Japan, Tanahashi and Komatsu for accepting their request.
Today’s show booked by #OhkaEmpire was a throwback to the old Muscle shows. It couldn’t officially be labelled as such because the next Muscle show is not supposed to take place until 6th October 2030 at the Tokyo Dome. However Muscle Sakai saw that today was enough of a special occassion to re-enter the ring and wrestle Konosuke Takeshita. Sakai targeted Takeshita’s right arm and eventually hit three Lehmann Shocks. When he was about to do the third one the arena darkened, “Etupirika” started playing and everything slowed down. We could hear the voices of Sakai’s and Takeshita’s hearts speak while Sakai and Takeshita fought in slow motion. Takeshita slowly pinned Sakai with the German Suplex and the match ended. Sakai awarded him with a Money In The Back suitcase (that’s right, suitcase) that guarantees him a spot on the next Muscle show in 2030. Takeshita said he may be wrestling overseas for a major company by then but if that does happen he promises to travel back to Japan to be on the show.
The undercard featured a team challenge between the old and new generation of Muscle wrestlers. The Old Muscle team won the first match in a contest where only cradles, School Boys and other pin attempt moves were allowed. Choun-Shiryu & Pedro Takashi both revealed they were now insurance salesmen and they tricked their opponents to lie down on the canvas to sign a new insurance plan. They rolled them up for the three count. The New Muscle team won Match #2 which was a Best 2 out of 3 Falls match between Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda against KAT-TOO. The New Muscle team won the first two falls back to back. The deciding contest was an arm wrestling contest between Muscle cameraman Kazunori Huzioka and comedian Ryota Yamazato. Huzioka won it for Old Muscle!