“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING – YEAR END DRINKING PARTY!” Results

December 31, 2015

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“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING – YEAR END DRINKING PARTY!”, 31/12/2015
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,424 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Sanshiro Takagi & Takayuki Ueki (w/ Bed Inn) defeated Great Kojika & Tetsuya Endo when Takagi pinned Endo with La Magistral Cradle (8:57).
2. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated Kaji Tomato & Kazuki Hirata when Shu pinned Hirata and Kei pinned Tomato with Double School Boys (8:57).
3. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto when HARASHIMA pinned Uto with the Somato (8:31).
4. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Jaki Numazawa & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
4a. Overtime – One Count Fall: Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi defeated Jaki Numazawa & Antonio Honda when Oishi pinned Honda after the Cactus Flower (1:56).
5. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Yuji Okabayashi & Danshoku Dino defeated Tank Nagai & Abdullah Kobayashi when Dino pinned Kobayashi after a Horizontal Chop from Okabayashi (7:40).
6. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Daisuke Sekimoto & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Shigehiro Irie & Hideyoshi Kamitani ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
6a. Overtime – One Count Fall: Daisuke Sekimoto & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Shigehiro Irie & Hideyoshi Kamitani when Sekimoto pinned Kamitani with the German Suplex (1:59).
7. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Ryuji Ito & Ryuichi Sekine defeated TAKA Michinoku & Kazumi Kikuta when Sekine pinned Kikuta with the Ryusetsu (4:06).
8. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: Kengo Mashimo & Isami Kodaka defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hashimoto when Mashimo pinned Hashimoto with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (9:13).
9. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Takayuki Ueki (w/ Bed Inn) when Shu pinned Ueki with the Zombie King (6:40).
10. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi when Miyamoto pinned Oishi after the Somato from HARASHIMA (2:35).
11. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Daisuke Sekimoto & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuji Okabayashi & Danshoku Dino when Takeshita pinned Dino with the German Suplex (10:35).
12. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: Kengo Mashimo & Isami Kodaka defeated Ryuji Ito & Ryuichi Sekine when Kodaka pinned Sekine with a European Clutch (6:55).
13. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto defeated Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei when Miyamoto pinned Kei after the Somato from HARASHIMA (9:20).
14. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: Daisuke Sekimoto & Konosuke Takeshita defeated Kengo Mashimo & Isami Kodaka when Takeshita pinned Kodaka with the German Suplex (13:39).
*Happy New Year!
15. Three Organisation Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: Daisuke Sekimoto & Konosuke Takeshita defeated HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto when Sekimoto pinned Miyamoto with the German Suplex (17:48).

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The indie wrestling scene in Japan got together on New Year’s Eve as they always do to celebrate the end of 2015 with a big tag team tournament. While there were a few regular teams involved most were mixed between wrestlers from different organisations.

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The opening match was all about the Bed Inn Girls. They were brought in by Sanshiro Takagi & Takayuki Ueki to support them throughout the tournament and also provide some sleazy entertainment in the process. The Great Kojika wasn’t impressed and he called them old hags. Tetsuya Endo however became excited when they stripped down to their swimsuits. The distraction cost him the match when he missed the Sky Twister Press and Takagi then pinned him with La Magistral Cradle. When asked about the Bed Inn Girls, Kojika said there were more attractive women in the audience. Endo admitted he now learned what his weakness is.

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The Brahman Brothers did what they could to stop Kazuki Hirata & Kaji Tomato from dancing because they hate their dance music. They broke the Hirata GO! glasses but replacements were quickly found. Karate Brahman interfered in the match wearing panties and fishnet stockings but he wound up dancing with Hirata & Tomato. The Brahmans then soaked their opponents with water and went on to win the match.

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The DDT site called Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihisa Uto the Rookie Steroid Duo. HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto were called Yankee Smile. Higuchi was strong enough to handle himself but Uto was overwhelmed and pinned after the Swivel Fire Thunder followed by the Somato. The rookies said they were frustrated by the loss. They would both like to face each other at some point in 2016.

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Jaki Numazawa fainted after Match #4 ended in a Time Limit Draw forcing Antonio Honda to start overtime on his own. Numazawa returned as Robocop but could not make a difference. Honda fell to the Cactus Flower and they were eliminated. Honda explained the Robocop plan. Who would win a fight between Robocop and a pro wrestler? Robocop of course! Works in theory but not in practice.

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Danshoku Dino introduced himself & Yuji Okabayashi as a team of homos. Okabayashi kept denying the claims. When Dino gave Abdullah Kobayashi the Lip Lock it awakened Kobayashi’s Danshoku powers. They both applied the Lip Lock on Tank Nagai then encouraged Okabayashi to do the same. Okabayashi refused and knocked out both of them. Dino fell on top of Kobayashi so it counted as a pin. Nagai’s new wife Mio Shirai wasn’t happy to learn that his face was shoved up Dino’s backside. She’s not going to kiss him after that!

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Hideyoshi Kamitani showed some fire by stepping up to Konosuke Takeshita and the two were scrambling for the pin in the dying seconds of the match. When overtime took place Kamitani kicked out of a Brianbuster from Takeshita but fell to the same move from Daisuke Sekimoto. The Deadlift German Suplex sealed the deal. Shigehiro Irie was left to rue being eliminated from the first round for the second year in a row.

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Match #7 was a sprint that lasted just over 4 minutes. It was the quickest match in Round 1. Kazumi Kikuta almost scored the victory with a Fisherman Suplex on Ryuichi Sekine while TAKA Michinoku had Ryuji Ito in the Just Face Lock. However the tables turned and Ito held TAKA back while Sekine put Kikuta away with the Ryusetsu.

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The final match of Round 1 saw Isami Kodaka and Kengo Mashimo struggling to gel as a team. From the moment they entered the ring they were uneasy about teaming together. Some attempts at team work were blown when Kodaka accidentaly kicked Mashimo in the head. The only reason they were able to beat Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazuki Hashimoto was their intense desire to one-up each other and not be the person who took the loss. Sakaguchi took out Kodaka with a Right Knee but Mashimo got the fall on Hashimoto with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster. Mashimo & Kodaka scuffled with each other as they left ringside after the match.

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Round 2 began with a messy match between Takagi & Ueki against the Brahman Brothers. The Bed Inn Girls teased Karate Brahman with feathers, a strap and a banana. In his excitement he squeezed a bottle until mysterious liquid squirted out. The Brahmans put a stop to the lewd exhibition by spitting black ink in the faces of the Bed Inn Girls. Ueki became angry and pulled out his gun but he was then crotched onto the top rope and pinned with the Zombie King.

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HARASHIMA wore similar Yankee gear as Miyamoto for their second round match. Makoto Oishi had Miyamoto pinned with the Cactus Flower but HARASHIMA cut him off with the Somato. Miyamoto got the three count afterwards. After the match Oishi said he never saw HARASHIMA coming.

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Okabayashi was announced as “Not a homo” when he and Dino entered the ring to face Sekimoto & Takeshita. Dino kept encouraging Okabayashi to awaken his Danshoku side. Okabayashi got so angry he abandoned Dino and left the match. Later when Dino was overwhelmed by the 2-on-1 disadvantage “Thrill” suddenly played over the speakers. Out came Danshoku Okabayashi! He and Dino double teamed Sekimoto & Takeshita with stereo Danshoku Nightmares. Okabayashi then tried to give Sekimoto the Lip Lock but it was blocked. Sekimoto then gave Dino an Atomic Drop and Takeshita hit a Lariat followed by his own Deadlift German Suplex to advance to the next round. Okabayashi finally got Sekimoto with the Lip Lock after the match and chased him away from ringside.

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The dodgy teamwork continued for Kodaka & Mashimo. Kodaka once again accidentaly kicked Mashimo in the head during a blown double team spot. Kodaka was able to save their tournament hopes by pinning Sekine with the European Clutch but after the match Mashimo gave his partner a German Suplex.

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When Round 2 was completed Samurai! TV and Indie No Oshigoto presented the Japan Indie Awards 2015. The Newcomer Award went to Kazusada Higuchi from DDT, the Best Box Office Award went to Big Japan for their 20th July Sumo Hall show, Best Unit went to #OhkaEmpire and Best Bout was given to Sekimoto Vs Okabayashi from BJW 7/20. Finally the MVP Award was given to Okabayashi.

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For the semi finals HARASHIMA & Miyamoto had another costume change. This time Miyamoto was dressed to look more like HARASHIMA. The Brahmans fought clean at the start but soon brought out their usual collection of foreign objects. However Yankee Smile were prepared and used some of the Brahmans’ own spots against them. They blinded the Brahmans with their own black ink and hit their finishers to advance to the final.

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The clock struck midnight during the second semi-final. Kodaka celebrated by immediately hitting a Tope Suicida. He and Mashimo were finally able to team together with few problems but it wasn’t enough to beat Sekimoto & Takeshita. In a big statement Takeshita pinned Kodaka just days away from their KO-D Openweight Title match. Mashimo was quick to part ways with Kodaka afterwards, only giving a “No comment” in their post-match interview.

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So the final in the early hours of the morning was HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Konosuke Takeshita. HARASHIMA wished everyone a “Happy New Year” before hitting a Diving Kung Fu Kick. Takeshita showed his own strength by doing Sekimoto’s Double German Suplex on Sekimoto and HARASHIMA. Miyamoto almost snuck by with the win when he countered Sekimoto’s Deadlift German into a Cradle for a nearfall. But Sekimoto hit the German Suplex on the second attempt while Takeshita wiped out HARASHIMA with the Touchdown onto the apron to end the match. Sekimoto thanked the fans for staying with them throughout the night. Takeshita said it was a special feeling getting to team with Sekimoto. Miyamoto joined in when HARASHIMA did his “Because We Practice!” catchphrase. The show ended with everyone in the tournament getting together inside the ring for the group photo.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANPURO MAN FESTIVAL 2015” Results

December 31, 2015

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANPURO MAN FESTIVAL 2015”, 29/12/2015
Saitama Super Arena – Community Arena
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1. Student Pro Wrestler Rising II In Saitama Super Arena: Shinichiro Tomingaga defeated Yumehito Imanari with the JK (7:40).
2. Real Tiger Mask Vs Enjo Prince: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Mitomi Masayuki with a School Boy (9:41).
3. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Enjo-gun: Ken Ohka Vs Shibata ended in a Double Countout (2:55).
4. Rematch: Ken Ohka & Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Shibata & Mitomi Masayuki when Ohka pinned Shibata with the Spear Of Flame (7:21)

The main event ended prematurely when Shibata brawled with Ken Ohka outside the ring and both were counted out. Ohka challenged Shibata and Mitomi Masayuki to a tag match there and there with Shuichiro Katsumura as Ohka’s partner. Ohka and Shibata continued scrapping and at one point it resembled the Yoshihiro Takayama Vs Don Frye fight. Ohka Headbutted Shibata and pinned him with the Spear Of Flame.


DDT X RING☆DREAM “ENCORE ~STARRY SKY WRESTLING~” Results

December 29, 2015

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DDT X RING☆DREAM “ENCORE ~STARRY SKY WRESTLING~”, 29/12/2015
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,279 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Masa Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo when Takanashi pinned Guanchulo with the Takatonic (8:44).
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Syoko Nakajima, KANNA, Yuka Sakazaki & Nonoko defeated Miyu Yamashita, Ai Shimizu, Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa when Nakajima pinned Tatsumi with the Northern Lights Suplex (10:30).
3. Battle Royal: Akito defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Hanamasa (13:40).
Order Of Elimination: Kazusada Higuchi, Daisuke Sasaki, Gota Ihashi, Kouki Iwasaki, Yasu Urano, Hiroshi Fukuda, Suguru Miyatake, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata.
4. Mixed 6-Man Tag Team Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Tetsuya Endo & Io Shirai defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Kota Umeda & Kyoko Kimura when Endo pinned Kota with the Sky Twister Press (14:45).
5. Competition For Noriko Hidaka’s Character Voice 5 Way Match: Joshoku Dino defeated Soma Takao, DJ Nira, Makoto Oishi and Yoshihiko when Dino pinned Oishi with the Danshoku Driver (11:16).
6. HARASHIMA, Shigehiro Irie & Ken Ohka (w/ Idei Shiro) defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Antonio Honda & Keisuke Ishii (w/ Kurumi Naruga) when Irie pinned Honda with the Flying Sausage (15:31).

Back in February of this year DDT teamed up with Ring☆Dream for a special sponsored show in Shinjuku FACE. It was such a hit that they put together a second show right at the tail-end of the year in Korakuen Hall.

Sanshiro Takagi’s team were accompanied by model Kurumi Naruga for the main event. She cosplayed as Takagi’s female character from the game. Shigehiro Irie afterwards complained that his team didn’t get a beautiful woman to cosplay as his character. Instead he got Idei Shiro, one of the game’s artists. Amon Tsurumi then stepped in asking for Ring☆Dream to promote a third show with DDT. He also asked for a pretty cosplayer for himself. A third show was promised for next year.

The 5 Way Match consisted of wrestlers who already have characters in the Ring☆Dream game. The prize for the winner was for their character to be voiced by voice actress Noriko Hidaka. Danshoku Dino was originally supposed to participate in the match as his Ring☆Dream character Joshoku Dino after he was brainwashed by the idol unit backdrops but “she” refused to participate. “She” had no motivation to take part due to the amount of men in the match. Joshoku Dino snapped out of the mind control and became Danshoku Dino again. Now he was motivated to be in the match! He also defended the women from backdrops whenever one of the wrestlers criticised them for being old idols (each member is in their 50s). Dino won the match and convinced Makoto Oishi to love backdrops in the process.

The KO-D Tag Team Champions and the Wonder Of Stardom Champion worked great together in the mixed trios match. Io Shirai showed no fear when she had to wrestle with Yukio Sakaguchi. Tetsuya Endo put Kota Umeda away with a Buckle Bomb followed by the Sky Twister Press.

By winning the Battle Royal Akito will be the next wrestler added to Ring☆Dream. When asked what kind of pretty girl he wants his character to be, Akito said he wants her to be the cutest girl with biggest tits, like an F-Cup.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE SLAM 2015” Results

December 29, 2015

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE SLAM 2015”, 29/12/2015
Saitama Super Arena – Community Arena
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1. GANBARE FIGHT 1st MATCH: Shota defeated Tigger Bedscene with the Frog Splash (9:01).
2. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Enjo-gun: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Shibata & Mitomi Masayuki when Ohka pinned Masayuki with the Spear Of Flame (10:51).
3. Student Of The Rainbow Vs Real Tiger Mask: Shuichiro Katsumura defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Ninja Choke (10:34).

My, my, my how Ganbare☆Wrestling has grown the last two years. The little indie got a spot in the RIZIN Martial Arts EXPO being held at Saitama Super Arena. Ken Ohka called it the next step for Ganbare to become a major sports company.

After the main event Shuichiro Katsumura said he loves martial arts but pro wrestling is also fun. He would like to see martial arts have more pro wrestling and pro wrestling to have more martial arts. Shibata interrupted the speech and stormed down to the ring. He told Katsumura that he will be facing Mitomi Masayuki on 31st December. Shibata then challenged Ohka to a match on the same date.

Before Match #2 began Shibata claimed that Fedor Emelianenko, Masato and Kid Yamamoto were all members of Enjo-gun. During the match he attacked Ohka with a selfie stick while the referee was distracted. Ohka recovered from the dirty tactics and hit the Spear Of Flame on Mitomi Masayuki to win the match for his team.


DDT “SPECIAL MATCH IN FUKUSHIMA RACECOURSE” Results

December 28, 2015

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DDT “SPECIAL MATCH IN FUKUSHIMA RACECOURSE”, 27/12/2015
Fukushima Horse Racing Track
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1. Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Suguru Miyatake when Hirata pinned Miyatake with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (11:14)
2. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated Keisuke Ishii, Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase when Sakaguchi submitted Watase with the Cobra Clutch (9:38).
3. Fukushima Racecourse Cup Battle Royal: Danshoku Dino defeated Gorgeous Matsuno with the Danshoku Driver (7:52).
Order Of Elimination: Kazusada Higuchi, Shigehiro Irie, Gota Ihashi, Tetsuya Endo, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Makoto Oishi, Gorgeous Matsuno
4. HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano defeated Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Hiroshi Fukuda when HARASHIMA pinned Fukuda with the Somato (13:19).

It was lightly snowing outdoors when the event took place so the ring had to be swept clean after every match.

Danshoku Dino was given a rice cooker and a stuffed toy of the racecourse’s mascot for winning the Fukushima Racecourse Cup Battle Royal. Naturally he stuffed the toy into his tights.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WHITE BREATH 2015” Results

December 23, 2015

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GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WHITE BREATH 2015”, 23/12/2015
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum
111 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Disciple Of Tiger Mask Vs Rikidozan III: Hayato Mashita defeated Chikara with a Chicken Wing Face Lock (7:18).
2. Beauties Of Nature Vs Enjo-gun: Shuichiro Katsumura & Kenta Hattori defeated Shibata & Mitomi Masayuki when Katsumura pinned Masayuki with a Gedo Clutch Cutback (9:13).
3. Outsiders Beyond ~Yokohama Metal City, Ganpuro Invasion!~: Masaharu Tsuchihashi defeated Yumehito Imanari with a Groin Stretch (5:10).
4. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Tomodachi-gun: Hi69 & Bambi defeated Shinichiro Tominaga & Manami Kanda when Bambi pinned Kanda with the Standing Shining Wizard (14:01).
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Tomodachi-gun: Minoru Fujita & Yukihiro Abe defeated Ken Ohka & Shota when Fujita pinned Ohka with the Sasuke Segway (16:32).

The main event immediately began Ken Ohka and Yukihiro Abe brawling around ringside. Later members of Tomodachi-gun got rid of the referee whenever the Ganpuro team had the match won. Minoru Fujita took control and hit move after move on Ohka until he finally put him away with the Sasuke Segway. After the match Fujita offered Ohka an ultimatum. Either let Tomodachi-gun book the January show or they will all skip it and come back in February. Heck, maybe they’ll skip February too!

When Tomodachi-gun left ringside Ohka broke down into tears. The other members of Ganpuro all tried to fire him up with words of encouragement and also by physically striking him. Ohka snapped out of it and accepted Tomodachi-gun’s demand for next month.

The Ganbare☆Wrestling Grand Prix 2015 Awards were announced at the start of the show. A ceremony for the awards will take place on 24th January. The results are:

MVP: Ken Ohka

Best Tag Team Award: Power Of Dreams (Yumehito Imanari & Chikara)

Joshi Grand Prize: Manami Kanda

Best Bout: GENTARO Vs Shinichiro Tominaga (“BEER GARDEN ~DON’T SAY ANYTHING…SUMMER 2015~”, 27/07/2015)

Distinguished Service Award: Kana

Skills Award: Shota

Fighting Spirit Award: Tigger Bedscene

Rookie Award: None


DDT “NEVER MIND 2015” Results

December 23, 2015

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DDT “NEVER MIND 2015”, 23/12/2015
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,015 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: Dai Suzuki (c) & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Gota Ihashi & Gorgeous Matsuno when Suzuki pinned Ihashi with a School Boy (0:15).
*Dai Suzuki passes D1. Gota Ihashi becomes the 8th King Of Dark Champion.
0. King Of Dark Title: Dai Suzuki & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Gota Ihashi (c) & Gorgeous Matsuno when Iwasaki pinned Ihashi with the Running PK (2:55).
*D1 for Gota Ihashi.
1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai (c) & Lady Beard defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Cherry when Sakaguchi submitted Katsumata with the Cobra Clutch (6:03).
2. Ultra Heroes EXPO Collaboration Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Fukuda & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Takagi pinned Fukuda with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (6:31).
3. Yasu Urano defeated Daisuke Sasaki with a School Boy (10:47).
4. 4 Way Tag Team Match: Masa Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu, Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao and Kazusada Higuchi & Suguru Miyatake when Takanashi pinned Nakatsu with the Takatonic (8:50).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Special Amares Rules: Kendo Kashin (c) defeated Akito with (6:36).
*V1 for Kendo Kashin.
6. Turn-Based Wrestling ~ Endless Gig: HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka defeated Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine when Ohka pinned Dino with the Spear Of Flame (12:31).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles Tournament – Final: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yuji Okabayashi & Shigehiro Irie when Takeshita pinned Irie with the German Suplex (19:12).
*New Generation Combination becomes the 53rd KO-D Tag Team Champions!

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The KO-D Tag Team Titles have found a home again after almost a month and a half on the shelf. In the tournament final the New Generation Combination went against the joined forces of DDT and Big Japan strong style wrestlers. The Mix Of Danger obviously overpowered their opponents but couldn’t put them away. Konosuke Takeshita kicked out of a Fire Thunder from Shigehiro Irie then took control with a Frankensteiner and the Touchdown. Tetsuya Endo followed up with the Sky Twister Press for a nearfall. Endo held Yuji Okabayashi back while Takeshita hit the Deadlift German Suplex on Irie to win the titles. After the match Takeshita said he was happy to regain the titles after losing them back in February and then thanked Endo for teaming with him. Endo talked about when his injury took him out of action for four months shortly after losing the belts. He said they will be real champions when they begin defending the titles.

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Isami Kodaka approached Takeshita afterwards to talk about their KO-D Openweight Title match on 3rd January. He told Takeshita that there was no confidence in his words and he will beat him just like he did Endo. Kodaka also said he is a real champion who cannot lose to the future of DDT.

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At first it looked like the match between HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka against Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine was going to be a friendly one. Sasadango had no Powerpoint presentation, instead he and Dino brought out cans of beer and offered a toast to their opponents. They requested the match to take place under Turn Based rules. Dino & Sasadango were allowed to attack whenever a Tomoyasu Hotei song was played. When the song changes to a B’z track then it is HARASHIMA & Ohka’s turn to attack. It turned out to be a trap when Dino & Sasadango both spat beer in their opponent’s faces and Hotei’s music began to start the match. They both hit their finishers on Ohka but HARASHIMA recovered in time for the save. The beer attacks continued when Dino hit a Moonsault on Ohka while spitting out his drink in mid-air. However the music then changed to B’z and HARASHIMA hit a Swan Dive Elbow followed by the Somato. Ohka then hit the Spear Of Flame on Dino to win the match. Ohka said that #OhkaEmpire has expanded from three members to five with the additions of HARASHIMA and KENSO. So it is now time for him to leave the group and move on to bigger things. #OhkaEmpire is still active and Ohka hopes it will grow larger. He just has other plans and problems over in Ganbare☆Wrestling to take care of. HARASHIMA will also stop teaming with them, his only reason is he’s “busy”.

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The DDT Extreme Title match was fought under Amateur Wrestling rules with 3 count pinfalls, submissions, knockouts and countouts allowed. Kendo Kashin fought dirty but Akito was able to out wrestle him. He even added some salt to the wound by applying the Nagata Lock 1 with the salute pose included. Kashin got some unlikely help from Antonio Honda who handed him a steel can. Honda distracted the referee, allowing Kashin to attack Akito with the can. He then applied a Figure 4 Leg Lock and yelled at Honda to throw in the towel on Akito’s behalf but Akito fought out of it before Honda could do so. Kashin loosened his own shoelaces so when Akito applied an Anklelock, Kashin could slip his foot out of his boot and escape the hold. He then Cradled Akito to score his first defence of the title. Honda congratulated Kashin and prematurely thanked him for setting up a title rematch between the two. Kashin ignored Honda and said Yasu Urano is his next challenger. Urano came out and apologised to both Honda and Akito. He never thought he would get an opportunity to get a title match with Kendo Kashin but he wants to beat him for mistreating the Extreme Title.

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All members of Shuten-dōji got in the ring for a toast after Masa Takanashi & Kota Umeda won the 4 Way Match.

Yasu Urano used a lot of dirty tactics to beat Daisuke Sasaki. He threw Sasaki into the referee and then kicked him low. When the ref recovered all he saw was Urano rolling over Sasaki with a School Boy so he counted the pin.

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DDT GM Amon Tsurumi was kidnapped by aliens during the opening show speeches. They also tried to lure away Sanshiro Takagi but he told them to wait until the second match. The leader known as Alien Magma brainwashed T2Hide’s opponents and ordered them to flog Tsurumi. T2Hide came to the rescue but the brainwashed team was ready for them and the two teams began fighting. Kazuki Hirata found the opportunity to start dancing on his own which prompted Alien Magma to ask if he even cared about rescuing Tsurumi. Hirata ignored him and continued dancing. Ultraman X arrived at ringside to fight Alien Magma and save Tsurumi while Takagi won the match for his team.

Yukio Sakaguchi was made to wear a reindeer headband by his tag team partners for the night. Saki Akai & Lady Beard also wanted him to wear a Santa hat and glasses but he refused. Late in the match when Sakaguchi was down on the mat, his partners placed the hat and glasses on his head. When he got up his opponents started laughing and calling him cute. They were too distracted to see Saki Akai dive onto them. Sakaguchi then finished them off while looking as jolly as he will ever be.

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Poor Gota Ihashi. He is now a three time King Of Dark Champion after being instantly pinned by Dai Suzuki. An immediate rematch also ended in defeat. Amon Tsurumi told him afterwards that the belt suits him best out of everyone in DDT.

Sanshiro Takagi gave a small speech at the end of the show about the year DDT just had. A lot of things happened both good and bad but there will be plenty to look forward to in 2016 including the next Sumo Hall show on 21st March.

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The Tokyo Joshi Championship belt was publicly displayed for the first time. The title is a white belt with a gold and pink plate with heart designs on it. Miyu Yamashita and Syoko Nakajima will fight to be crowned the first champion on 4th January in Korakuen Hall.

Soma Takao and Ken Ohka are the newest wrestlers to get gender swapped characters for the Ring☆Dream web browser game. One more DDT character will be added and it will be the winner of a Battle Royal taking place at the co-promoted DDT and Ring☆Dream show on 29th December.

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Big Japan wrestler Takumi Tsukamoto announced he is the latest signing for Pro Wrestling BASARA. Tsukamoto joined BASARA because he wants to learn more and more skills. Kodaka explained that his good relationship with Big Japan allowed this deal to happen.

Joey Ryan and LiLiCo were announced to appear on the 21st March Sumo Hall show.