DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 8”, 07/02/2016
Saitama Kawaguchi City Industrial Science and Technology Center
369 Fans – Super No Vacancy
0. King Of Dark Title: Yasu Urano defeated Mizuki Watase (c) with a Headlock (16:37).
*D1 for Mizuki Watase.
1. Masa Takanashi & Hoshitango defeated Keisuke Ishii & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Takanashi pinned Matsunaga with the Takatonic (6:44).
2. 3 Way Match: Guanchulo defeated Makoto Oishi and DJ Nira when Guanchulo pinned Nira with the Guanchulo y Medio (8:38).
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Kota Umeda & Saki Akai defeated Seiya Morohashi, Cherry & Gota Ihashi when Sakaguchi knocked out Ihashi with the Sleeper Hold (8:17).
4. Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Hiroshi Fukuda when Iwasaki pinned Fukuda with the Capture Suplex (11:55).
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Elimination Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & KENSO (c) (15:25).
5a. Super Sasadango Machine eliminated Sanshiro Takagi by Ring Out (10:07).
5b. KENSO eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (10:07).
5c. Kazuki Hirata eliminated KENSO by Ring Out (12:11).
5d. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Super Sasadango Machine with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (13:39).
5e. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Danshoku Dino by Ring Out (15:25)
*#OhkaEmpire fails in V1. T2Hide becomes the 23rd KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
6. 3 Way Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu and HARASHIMA & Akito when Irie pinned Nakatsu with the Beast Bomber (11:48).
7. Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa defeated Antonio Honda & Tetsuya Endo when Sasaki pinned Honda after the Splash Mountain from Ishikawa (15:51).
Looks like the dog costume wasn’t just for show. Daisuke Sasaki brought Shuji Ishikawa to the ring on a leash for their main event match against one half of the KO-D Tag Team Champions. They beat Tetsuya Endo & Antonio Honda with Ishikawa’s strength as the deciding factor. Sasaki mocked the champions after the match. They always say they train hard and are the future of DDT but Sasaki just showed them reality. He and his cute little dog Shuji will send them from Sumo Hall to the graveyard!
The triangle scramble over the KO-D Openweight Title continued with the latest battle involving Isami Kodaka, HARASHIMA & Shigehiro Irie in a 3 Way Tag. Irie scored the latest win and was happy with it. He repeated his claim that he will defeat HARASHIMA this month and then Isami Kodaka next month to become the new KO-D Champion. He might cry when it happens but it will be tears of joy.
It took a miracle but T2Hide won back the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles from #OhkaEmpire thanks to Kazuki Hirata. It was an Elimination Match with Over The Top Rope rules. Sanshiro Takagi was willing to risk his place in the match when he attempted to Suplex KENSO out of the ring to the floor but he was talked out of doing it. Takagi & Toru Owashi were both eliminated at the same time, giving the champs a 3 on 1 advantage. However the tables turned when Takagi interfered and Dropkicked KENSO off the top rope to the floor outside to eliminate him. Hirata then pinned Super Sasadango Machine to bring the match down to himself and Danshoku Dino. The Hirata GO! Glasses came out but Hirata was slowed down with the Lip Lock. Dino got distracted long enough for Hirata to recover and Dropkick Dino out of the ring to bring the titles back to T2Hide!
KENSO did what he’s been doing a lot lately, demanding a rematch. His partners weren’t feeling it. Dino already has a match set for Sumo Hall next month and Sasadango is preparing to enroll in a NHK High School course that begins in April. Both decided to leave #OhkaEmpire for now. KENSO then received a video message from Michael Nakazawa. In it, Nakazawa said KENSO doesn’t look interesting, like a punchline without the joke. However he is willing to join forces with KENSO to destroy Crazy & President at Sumo Hall.
During Match #3 Gota Ihashi turned his back to Saki Akai and bravely asked her to go out with him with the assumption that they will someday get married. He was overjoyed when he felt arms wrapping around him. But it wasn’t Akai giving him a hug, it was Yukio Sakaguchi choking him out with a Sleeper Hold.
Guanchulo used a Brainbuster Slam he calls the Guanchulo y Medio to win the 3 Way Match. He is now getting prepared to win back the MAX Maximo Title from Daisuke Sasaki. According to Guanchulo MAX LUCHA LIBRE has been in trouble ever since Sasaki won the title and took it out of Chile. Guanchulo aims to win it back and bring the belt to DNA as well as back home.
In an unusual turn for King Of Dark Title matches, Mizuki Watase Vs Yasu Urano went on for over 16 minutes and was quite exciting. Although Watase lost the match Amon Tsurumi said it was strange he was the champion instead of someone like Gota Ihashi. Tsurumi decided it will be best for Watase to defend the title against his seniors instead of the usual outcasts. If he wants to get out of dark match hell, he’ll have to beat a DDT veteran. Watase’s next defence will be against Masa Takanashi on 11th February.
Several matches were announced for March. The 1st March BOYZ show has Takeshita & Endo Vs Akito & Soma Takao as well as Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi. There is another BOYZ show on 6th March with HARASHIMA, Takeshita & Takanashi Vs Akito, Endo & Sakaguchi as well as Keisuke Ishii Vs Kota Umeda.
YaroZ has a show in Shinkiba on 1st March has Ihashi & Dai Suzuki Vs Kengo Mashimo & Zeus in a Boxing Match. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Yumehito Imanari and Ryuichi Sekine Vs Takayuki Ueki are also on the card. Finally DNA on 5th March has Kota Umeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki in the main event. DNA’s two newest rookies will debut when Daiki Shimomura faces Umeda and Tsunehiro Shimatani takes on Iwasaki.