DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2016”, 31/01/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,658 Fans – Super No Vacancy
0. Falls Count Anywhere Iron Man Match: Sanshiro Takagi (16) Vs KENSO (16) ended in a Draw (60:00).
0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi (c) & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Hiroshi Fukuda & Mizuki Watase when Ihashi pinned Watase with a Diving Body Press (3:42).
*Gota Ihashi passes D2. Mizuki Watase becomes the 11th King Of Dark Champion.
1. Daisuke Sasaki & Guanchulo defeated Shunma Katsumata & Kota Umeda when Sasaki pinned Katsumata with the Vietnam Driver II (10:11).
2. Makoto Oishi & Cherry defeated Saki Akai & DJ Nira when Cherry pinned Nira with the Cherryton Bomb (6:18).
3. Only One Hold In The World Match: Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata ended in a Draw when all wrestlers were eliminated by Ring Out (10:41).
4. Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Keisuke Ishii, Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki when Takeshita pinned Iwasaki with a Texas Cloverhold (10:19).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Single Match With Partners: Kendo Kashin (c) & Ryu Gouma defeated Yasu Urano & Akito when Gouma pinned Urano after a Statute Book Attack from Kashin (10:41).
*V2 for Kendo Kashin.
6. Special 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie defeated HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi and Kazusada Higuchi when Irie pinned Higuchi with the Beast Bomber (10:50).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Isami Kodaka (c) defeated Masa Takanashi with the Isamuashi Zan (27:03).
*V3 for Isami Kodaka.
The Korakuen Hall ring was filled with orange tape when Masa Takanashi entered the ring for his KO-D Openweight Title match against Isami Kodaka. The little alcoholic was in a familiar place as the underdog but he’s been able to pull off miracle victories before. He went for a big move when he and Kodaka were both on the apron. Takanashi attempted to do the Takatonic onto the floor but Kodaka escaped and hit a Tope Suicida to the challenger instead. Kodaka had a rough landing and wound up with a bloodied eye. Takanashi hit the Takatonic inside the ring for a nearfall. Late in the match he hit another Takatonic and then the Diving Double Knee Drop in tribute to KUDO for another close call. Kodaka fired back with two Diving Double Knee Drops but Takanashi still had fight left in him. He was able to block the first Isamuashi Zan but Kodaka immediately struck him with a Right Knee Strike. The second Isamuashi Zan found its target and put an end to Takanashi.
Amon Tsurumi announced HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie on 28th February to determine Kodaka’s challenger at Sumo Hall on 21st March. Irie said he never beat HARASHIMA before. Getting over that hump and beating Kodaka for the championship will the best birthday gift he can give himself. HARASHIMA said Irie won today’s match but he will not win next month. It will be HARASHIMA winning the title at Sumo Hall. Kodaka said no matter who wins between HARASHIMA and Irie, it will be himself as the last man standing. The winner of the Sumo Hall main event will also get a 2 million yen cash prize from Good Com Asset.
Two other big matches for Sumo Hall were announced. Danshoku Dino Vs Akebono and Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Minoru Suzuki! Dino said he does not know sumo but he will welcome Akebono to DDT! Sakaguchi said both he and Suzuki will be prepared to kill and slaughter each other. Also Saki Akai, Makoto Oishi & Lady Beard reform the Kawaii Connection to face LiLiCo and two mystery partners.
Shigehiro Irie literally ran through his opponents to win the 4 Way Match. He crashed into HARASHIMA to stop him from hitting the Somato then laid out Kazusada Higuchi with the Beast Bomber.
In the days leading up to the DDT Extreme Title match Kendo Kashin kept saying he had a consultant to help him choose his partner to face Yasu Urano & Akito. The consultant was BASARA’s wrestling lawyer Ryu Gouma. Antonio Honda entered the ring expecting to be Kashen’s partner. Gouma was ready to announce the partner when Kashin interrupted and said it was him! Gouma took a beating throughout the match but Honda distracted the referee and Kashin nailed Urano with a chair shot. Kashin passed the chair over to Akito and convinced the ref that Akito was the one who used it. With the ref distracted again Kashin grabbed Gouma’s lawbook and hit Urano repeatedly with it. He then dragged Gouma on top of Urano for the pin. Gouma winning the match counts as a successful title defence for Kashin. Honda entered the ring again waiting for Kashin to nominate him as the next challenger. Kashin said he picks Honda… and Yoshihiko!
Happy Motels were pretty happy with a victory over Team Drift. Amon Tsurumi approached them after the match to talk about Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo’s next KO-D Tag Team Title defence. Suddenly Daisuke Sasaki appeared and he said he found a tag team partner. He brought out The Big Dog!!! His mystery partner came to the ring to the Rocky theme song wearing a mascot dog costume. Sasaki said the dog’s name is Adrien. The New Gen Combo accepted their challenge for Sumo Hall. They offered a handshake but Sasaki & Adrien attacked! Adrien hit the champs with the Running Knee Lift and Fire Thunder Driver. He then took off his costume and revealed himself to be Shuji Ishikawa!
Super Sasadango Machine gave an apology through his latest PowerPoint presentation. The apology was for the delay of production and publication date for DDT’s next movie. He also revealed the stipulation for the #OhkaEmpire Vs T2Hide Tag match. The Only One Hole In The World Match refers to Amon Tsurumi. The match could be won by pinfall, submission, Ring Out or by inserting a unique one of a kind item into Tsurumi’s… um… hole. Tsurumi had his pants pulled down but no one was able to achieve the goal. The Hirata GO! Glasses came out and everyone danced until all four knocked each other over the top rope to the floor. The match ended in a draw and Tsurumi was left in the ring with his backside exposed.
The Ironman match began 10 minutes before the doors opened to the public. Both Sanshiro Takagi and KENSO appealed to the absent audience for their support before locking up. The score was already 1-1 when fans began to enter Korakuen Hall. By that point Takagi and KENSO were fighting around ringside. A castle of chairs was constructed 20 minutes into the match. At the 25 minute mark both wrestlers brawled their way into an elevator and took the fight outdoors in front of the fans lining up outside the building. Takagi was winning 4-2 when he and KENSO went into a kiosk and the match was away from view. During this time KENSO somehow scored 9 points in a row to take the lead 11-4! He then got another pin to make it 12-4. They returned to the ring at the 30th minute and Takagi threw KENSO into the castle of chairs. The damage was so much that Takagi pinned him several times to bring the score up 12-11. The two disappeared backstage and both returned on bicycles, Takagi on his Combat Bicycle and KENSO on a Granny Bicycle. The Battle Of The Bicycles ended when they crashed into each other. KENSO stared down a female fan for eating rice balls near him. Takagi said “DDT is good at eating rice balls!” KENSO grabbed the rice balls and threw them away. Takagi got angry and attacked KENSO for what he did. He then promised the woman that she will be reimbursed for the rice balls. The fans in the building then started chanting “Reimburse!” With 45 minutes gone and 25 minutes until the show began properly it was time for the King Of Dark Title match to begin!
The Ironman match was still going when dark match wrestlers made their entrances. Takagi and KENSO decided to join in, unofficially making the match a 6-Man Tag. Takagi sided with Hiroshi Fukuda & Mizuki Watase but accidentally hit Watase with a Lariat. KENSO gave Watase a Brainbuster and Gota Ihashi Splashed Watase to win the match! Ihashi happily placed the King Of Dark Title belt on Watase’s body while Takagi and KENSO brought out lockers for the final minutes of their match. Takagi pinned KENSO against the turnbuckles with a locker and then Dropkicked the locker into KENSO to tie the score 15-15. One minute was left to go and both men were exhausted. KENSO gave Takagi a Brainbuster but both of them landed on top of the other locker. Both were counted out because they couldn’t stand and the match ended in a draw, 16-16. KENSO demanded a 25 minute long overtime while Takagi said they should start a 61 minute Best 2 out of 3 match right now! Amon Tsurumi called the requests unreasonable. Takagi brought up doing the rematch at Sumo Hall on 21st March. Tsurumi agreed and made the match. It will be a Falls Count Anywhere Weapon Treasure Hunt Tag Team Match. Takagi will team with Jun Kasai and KENSO will team with Michael Nakazawa! Takagi and KENSO accepted the match and gave each other a fist bump just like Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles did at the Tokyo Dome.
Suguru Miyatake is taking time off to recover from injuries to his shoulder ligaments. He said he could be gone for as long as 15 months but he would return in one second if he could. He’ll use his recovery time to become stronger and stronger.
Two new students will debut for DNA on 5th March. Daiki Shimomura was born in Yamaguchi on 27th February 1996, is 157cm high and weighs 72kg. Tsunehiro Shimatani was born in Saitama on 9th January 1998, is 163cm high and weighs 70kg. They both come from the nkw university wrestling club.
DDT will be launching a new bar lounge in Shinjuku next month. SWANDIVE will open in late February and is being run by DDT’s timekeeper Mic Inoue.