DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2016”, 28/02/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,596 Fans – No Vacancy
0. King Of Dark: Mizuki Watase (c) & Kota Umeda defeated Hiroshi Fukuda & Guanchulo when Watase pinned Guanchulo with a Back Drop (7:19).
*Mizuki Watase passes D3. Guanchulo becomes the 12th King Of Dark Champion.
1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (c) when Iwasaki pinned Hirata with a Cradle (11:58).
*T2Hide fails in V1. Higuchi-gumi becomes the 24th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
2. Saki Akai & Makoto Oishi defeated Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine when Oishi pinned Dino with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (8:38).
3. Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Konosuke Takeshita with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (1:41).
4. 4 Way Tag Team Match: Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine defeated Yasu Urano & Akito, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi and Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao when Kodaka pinned Akito with the Zeyyari (8:50).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Single Match With 3 People: Kendo Kashin (c) defeated Antonio Honda and Yoshihiko when Kashin submitted Yoshihiko with a Cross Armbreaker (10:44)
*V3 for Kendo Kashin.
6. Special Single Match: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Splash Mountain (14:44).
7. KO-D Openweight Title Next Challenger Final: HARASHIMA defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Somato (19:52).
The main event for DDT’s 19th Anniversary show in Sumo Hall is now official. HARASHIMA won the right to challenge Isami Kodaka for the KO-D Openweight Title on 21st March. He had to go through the difficult task of beating Shigehiro Irie to earn his title shot. Kodaka watched the match from ringside. The first sign of the match going in HARASHIMA’s favour was when he dodged a charging Irie outside the ring and Irie ran abdomen first into an iron fence. HARASHIMA targeted Irie’s abdomen until he was hit with a Lariat and the Teddy Bear. A Black Hole Slam, the Flying Sausage and the Beast Bomber only got Irie a two count. HARASHIMA avoided the Vertial Drop Back Flip, hit some Jumping High Kicks and the Reverse Frankensteiner. He hit the Somato but Irie kicked out! HARASHIMA then pulled out his rarely used Firebird Splash but Irie also kicked out of that! Irie blocked another Somato and turned HARASHIMA upside down for the Drill-A-Hole Piledriver. He hit another big Beast Bomber but HARASHIMA would not stay down for the three count. There was a strike exchange with Irie doing a Headbutt but HARASHIMA then stunned him with a High Kick. He then did a Canadian Destroyer but that was yet another nearfall. HARASHIMA followed up with a Buzzsaw Kick but Irie caught his foot. HARASHIMA surprised Irie with a short range Somato from that position and then hit a proper Somato one more time. That was enough to keep Irie down for the count. HARASHIMA thanked Irie for the match and said this was the strongest Irie has ever been. He wants to fight him again and again and again. Kodaka was then brought into the ring to say some words about the Sumo Hall main event. He wasn’t in the mood to start any arguements. He is confident in his ability to defend the title. He shook hands with HARASHIMA but HARASHIMA started pushing Kodaka’s hand down as if they were arm wrestling. Kodaka kicked him away and left the ring.
Tetsuya Endo wasted no time going after Shuji Ishikawa. After attacking him right away he tried to set up the Sky Twister Press but Ishikawa rolled out of the ring. Endo brawled with Shuji up to the north side of Korakuen Hall where Endo was Body Slammed onto some chairs. He just about got back into the ring before the 20 count. Ishikawa was in control until Endo hit a Missile Dropkick. However Ishikawa was too heavy for the Torture Rack Bomb. Endo escaped the Splash Mountain and kicked out of the Running Knee Lift but his momentum was stopped with the Fire Thunder. He still had life in him and he kicked kept kicking out of Ishikawa’s signature moves until the Splash Mountain put him away for good. Daisuke Sasaki attached a leash to Ishikawa after the match and said he and his pet “Adrian” will win the KO-D Tag Team Titles at Sumo Hall.
The DDT Extreme Title was defended in a normal one on one match with an extra wrestler involved. Totally not a Triple Threat Match. The champion Kendo Kashin entered with a body paint image of politician Kensuke Miyazaki. Yoshihiko was accompanied by his elder brother Muscle Sakai who was wearing an all black bodysuit. Sakai stood by Yoshihiko for the entire match to aid him with his moves. Kashin and Antonio Honda ignored them to brawl with each other around ringside. Kashin knocked out the referee and grabbed a chair. He attacked Honda and Sakai with the chair and then played dead. Yukinori Matsui woke up and saw Yoshihiko on the chair surrounded by unconscious bodies. He called a foul on Yoshihiko. Kashin used the distraction to sneak behind Yoshihiko and pin it but Honda stopped the count. Honda gave Kashin a Scorpion Death Drop and then hit the Diving Fist Drop on Yoshihiko. Yoshihiko recovered and Dropkicked Honda out of the ring with Sakai’s help. They went over to Kashin but it was a trap! Kashin locked them into a Cross Armbreaker and both Yoshihiko and Sakai tapped out! After the match Honda asked Kashin for one more title match. Kashin assured Honda that he will get what he wants and nominated… Super Sasadango Machine! Suddenly Sakai was gone and Sasadango appeared to accept the match!
The Zeyyari Isami Kodaka used to pin Akito is a Running Knee Kick to the side of the head. Kodaka said he will continue to defend the KO-D Title once he beats the next guy DDT throws at him. Ryuichi Sekine asked if he could get a title shot. Kodaka said yes. Ryota Nakatsu told them they could do the match in BASARA. Amon Tsurumi told them the next challenger will be determined at Sumo Hall in the Right To Anywhere Rumble match. Sekine & Nakatsu demanded to enter the match. They agreed with Tsurumi to take themselves out of the BASARA offer match so they can be in the Rumble.
Daisuke Sasaki became grumpy when he was told at the start of the show his match with Konosuke Takeshita would not be for the MAX Lucha Libre Maximo Title. It didn’t matter because Sasaki stunned Takeshita by quickly pinning him with a flash Hurricanrana. However the result came from a dirty gameplan. Sasaki escaped the ring and attacked Hiroshi Fukuda at ringside, prompting Takeshita to chase him. Takeshita caught up and hit Sasaki with a Lariat but was pinned out of nowhere by the Hurricanrana afterwards.
LiLiCo appeared after Match #2 with Suguru Miyatake by her side. Makoto Oishi asked her who she is teaming with to take on the Kawaii Connection at Sumo Hall. LiLiCo said Miyatake was supposed to be one of her partners but he is injured. Instead she found two other ikemen she fancies, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase! The two entered the ring and were presented to LiLiCo. She looked at them approvingly and called both of them delicious. Akai said it doesn’t matter who the old hag teams with, she’ll win back the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. The two grabbed each other and had to be pulled apart.
Danshoku Dino’s current goal is to collect other wrestlers’ asses. Doing so will prepare him for his match with Akebono in Sumo Hall next month. Saki Akai was worried Dino would target her ass but he wasn’t interested for obvious reasons. Super Sasadango Machine had his mask twisted around after he was thrown into Dino’s Hell Gate. A blinded Sasadango gave Dino the Lehmann Shock and Oishi capitalised to grab the win for himself and Akai.
Before the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Title match began Kazuki Hirata took the time to ask the DNA team if they did enough training. He then mockingly wished them luck. The DNA team wasted no time in targeting Hirata. The champions gained control and Hirata looked to pin Kouki Iwasaki for the third time in a month. He caught Iwasaki in the Miracle One Shot Cradle but this time Iwasaki blocked it and cradled Hirata for the surprise three count. Shunma Katsumata credited Iwasaki’s luck for winning them the titles. Kazusada Higuchi was proud to be part of the first DNA wrestlers to win a championship.
Amon Tsurumi had to explain the King Of Dark Title to Guanchulo when he became the new champion. He wasn’t happy to learn he is being demoted to dark matches.
The show ended with Sanshiro Takagi bringing the roster into the ring for one last speech in Korakuen before they go to Sumo Hall. He spoke about DDT running inside Saitama Super Arena this time last year. He then brought up DDT running Sumo Hall twice this year. It is a big step for DDT and everyone will make sure it will be successful. The entire roster formed a circle inside the ring and all yelled “Ryogoku Gonna Be Full House! Ooh!” as the show ended.
Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Tatsumi Fujinami & LEONA was announced for the 21/3 Sumo Hall show!
DDT is currently looking for companies to sponsor their shows in Korakuen Hall. The first sponsored show will be “BLACKOUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2016 TOKYO” on 28th June. BLACKOUT is an energy drink DDT has promoted in the past on their “SAITAMA SLAM” shows.
The Ring☆Dream characters for Sanshiro Takagi, Danshoku Dino and KUDO will soon be voiced in the web browser game.