DDT “DRAMATIC 2016 MARCH SPECIAL”, 26/03/2016
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy
1. Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Gota Ihashi defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi when Ihashi pinned Takagi with a School Boy (8:05).
2. Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Super Sasadango Machine & Mizuki Watase when Irie pinned Machine with the Flying Sausage (10:45).
3. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Hoshitango & Guanchulo when Takeshita pinned Guanchulo with a Texas Cloverhold (9:39).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki (c) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi & Kota Umeda when Katsumata pinned Umeda with the Nebula Storm (14:14).
*V1 for Higuchi-gumi.
5. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Battle Royal: Saki Akai, Danshoku Dino, amd Antonio Honda all won Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contracts (11:25).
5a. Saki Akai eliminated Makoto Oishi by Ring Out (3:50).
*Saki Akai wins a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
5b. Danshoku Dino eliminated Keisuke Ishii with a Lip Lock (6:10).
*Danshoku Dino wins a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
5c. Hiroshi Fukuda eliminated Yasu Urano by Ring Out (8:24).
5d. Akito eliminated Hiroshi Fukuda by Ring Out (8:24).
5e. Antonio Honda defeated Kazuki Hirata with a Crucifix Pin (11:25).
*Antonio Honda wins a Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki (c) & Shuji Ishikawa defeated Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae when Sasaki pinned LeRae with the Vietnam Driver II (18:11).
*V1 for Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Ken Ohka with the Somato (16:11).
*V1 for HARASHIMA. Ken Ohka cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
Ken Ohka made several appearances throughout the show before the main event. Each time he demanded HARASHIMA to come out so they could begin their KO-D Openweight Title match. But whenever HARASHIMA appeared Ohka backtracked and instead claimed he was out to get advice from the other wrestlers in the ring. The match finally happened in the main event as originally scheduled. Ohka hit the Spear Of Flame but only got a two count. He surprised HARASHIMA with a Dragon Suplex but another Spear was avoided and HARASHIMA hit the Somato to win. The champion didn’t expect Ohka to be so driven to win and was impressed by how strong he has gotten. Ohka cried and thanked HARASHIMA before leaving.
Kazusada Higuchi was invited to the ring to set up HARASHIMA’s next title match on 24th April. Higuchi said he’s been disciplining himself ever since HARASHIMA handed him his first loss in Sapporo last year. He said he has youth on his side and that is what will make him win.
Love is over! Daisuke Sasaki had to put his feelings for Candice LeRae aside as the two duked over the KO-D Tag Team Titles along with Shuji Ishikawa and Joey Ryan. At one point the canvas was covered in candy and gave Sasaki the Ball Plex onto them. But it all fell apart for the challengers when Ishikawa gave LeRae the Fire Thunder onto the candy. Sasaki was in tears and told LeRae “I’m sorry, I love you!” before hitting a Super Kick. He then gave her the Vietnam Driver II for the victory. After the match Sasaki thought it was a good time to propose to LeRae one more time but he was turned down as usual. Sasaki wouldn’t take no for an answer and tried to leave the ring with LeRae over his shoulders. The New Gen Combo came to the rescue and then challenged the champions to a rematch. Sasaki instead demanded a match with LeRae and Johnny Gargano! Amon Tsurumi said there was no chance of it happening so the New Gen Combo are now the No. 1 Contenders.
Three more Right To Challenge contracts are now in play. A Battle Royal was held with a contract given to whoever could score an elimination by pinfall or submission. Saki Akai, Danshoku Dino and Antonio Honda won the remaining contracts. Kazuki Hirata once again failed to get one. At least he still has Aja Kong.
Team DNA just barely got out of Shinjuku FACE with the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles still in their grips. Shunma Katsumata caught Kota Umeda with a cradle but the two teams continued fighting after the bell rang. When they were kept apart Katsumata said their win wasn’t a fluke, it instead proved they can’t be stopped. Their goal as champions is to beat all of the senior wrestlers in DDT.
KENSO interfered in the opening match to again ask Sanshiro Takagi if he could join DDT permanently. Gota Ihashi got involved and got in a fight with KENSO. A missed Big Boot hitting Takagi allowed Ihashi to win the match via a roll up. KENSO ignored that and went back to asking about joining DDT. He will not give up because it his his dream to join DDT and wrestle for its amazing fans. Takagi said no. He instead brought out Taiwanese wrestler Rekka and asked him to join DDT and DNA. KENSO said he wanted to join more than Rekka but he was again told no. Takagi revealed he’s been in contact with New Taiwan Pro Wrestling and was impressed with Rekka’s hard work. DDT will hold its first show in Taiwan this November and DDT hopes Rekka will become a star in time for the show. KENSO yet again tried to get Takagi’s attention so a decision was made to have KENSO Vs Rekka in Saitama on 2nd April.
In a preview of their DDT Extreme Title match next week, Shigehiro Irie pinned Super Sasadango Machine. Sasadango didn’t even realise Irie was his next opponent until after the match. But he might have learned a few clues towards what Irie’s weaknesses are.