DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2016 ~SPRING~” Results

April 29, 2016

sasaki-mad-polly

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2016 ~SPRING~”, 29/04/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall
400 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. King Of Dark Title: Rekka defeated Gota Ihashi (c) with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker (5:08).
*D1 for Gota Ihashi.
1. KENSO, Hiroshi Fukuda & Eddie French defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata & Guanchulo when Fukuda submitted Hirata with a Crab Hold (12:04).
2. 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi defeated Makoto Oishi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Owashi pinned both Oishi and Matsunaga with a Double School Boy (5:01).
3. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Ken Ohka, Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao when Ohka pinned Ishii with the Spear Of Flame (12:40).
4. Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mao Inoue when Iwasaki pinned Inoue with the Leg Capture Suplex (14:32).
5. HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano defeated Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo when Urano pinned Honda with the Tombstone Piledriver (16:58).
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Polly defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi when Polly pinned Takanashi with the Reverse Splash (11:48).

Daisuke Sasaki introduced everyone to his brand new pet and it is big and mean. His name is Mad Polly, he is 180cm tall and weighs 140kg. With Demolition style facepaint and a costume that reminds me of Bam Bam Bigelow, Polly was ordered to go after Yukio Sakaguchi. Polly withstood Sakaguchi’s kicks and threw him over with a German Suplex. Masa Takanashi tried to help Sakaguchi in taking down the newcomer but they were both taken down with a Lariat. Polly Choke Slammed Takanashi and then pinned him with a Vader style Reverse Splash. Sasaki added insult to injury by giving Sakaguchi the Vietnam Driver II. Sasaki then introduced his “cute” new pet to the crowd and called himself the charismatic double champion.

The semi-main event was vital for both teams to win. Both Smile Squash and Happy Motels were involved in bid defeats to Daisuke Sasaki at “MAX BUMP 2016”. HARASHIMA lost his KO-D Openweight Title to Sasaki and the New Gen Combo failed to regain the KO-D Tag Team Titles from Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa. Also Akito & Yasu Urano came out of the show as the next challengers for the tag titles. Antonio Honda gave a long speech to his teammates about training their soul, using dumbbells and producing tremendous nose hair in the process. The motivating talk didn’t work and Smile Squash came out of the match as the winners. Honda took the blame for the loss.

Ken Ohka eagerly wished Team Drift the best of luck in their futures. Each of the Drift wrestlers were a little put off by Ohka excitedly shaking their hands after the match. But it also gave them enough encouragement to challenge Team DNA to a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Title match on the 15th May Nagoya show. They want to win the titles and disband as champions. Kouki Iwasaki accepted the challenge because he wants DNA to beat the best teams in DDT even if they are about to split up.

Both Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Makoto Oishi are on the hunt for a Right To Challenge Contract. They both had an opportunity to win one from Toru Owashi. Owashi’s contract arm band was ripped off and thrown over to Amon Tsurumi. Both Matsunaga and Oishi chased after Tsurumi but got a Double Lariat for their troubles. Later in the match Owashi capitalised on his opponents’ infighting by pinning both of them at the same time.

Hiroshi Fukuda tricked Kazuki Hirata into dancing when he sang “You Are More Beautiful Than Roses” into the microphone. He then rolled over Hirata into a Crab Hold during the dance. After that match KENSO confronted Sanshiro Takagi again about joining DDT full time. He said would have attended “MAX BUMP 2016” last week but his wife Hiroko Suzuki had a Funabashi City Council meeting that day. KENSO then brought up the King Of DDT tournament and requested entry into the tournament. Takagi refused but Amon Tsurumi offered KENSO an opportunity. KENSO will have a match in Nagoya on 15th May to determine if he deserves to enter King Of DDT.

DDT will be heading to Nagano in June and the management think it could be the start of something good. They decided to set up a sales manager position for the Nagano region. Toru Owashi volunteered to take the position. He was given 30,000 yen for operating expenses and is tasked in making the first Nagano show a success.

Advertisements

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOP! STEP! YOKOHAMA, JUMP!” Results

April 29, 2016

sakazaki-osaekomi

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HOP! STEP! YOKOHAMA, JUMP!”, 29/04/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall
194 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Nodoka-oneesan defeated Azusa Takigawa with a Back Flip (5:46).
2. Hyper Masao defeated Marika Kobashi with a Rope Assisted School Boy (8:20).
3. Yuu defeated Nonoko with the Cross Armbreaker (5:01).
4. Akane Miura defeated Rika Tatsumi with the Lariat (7:22).
5. Syoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki defeated Miyu Yamashita & KANNA when Sakazaki pinned Yamashita with the Osaekomi Backslide (11:15).

The Osaekomi Backslide is quickly becoming an unbeatable finishing move for Yuka Sakazaki. She’s now pinned the Princess Champion with it! Sakazako countered Miyu Yamashita’s German Suplex into a Samson Clutch and then turned that into the Backslide for the win. Sakazaki challenged Yamashita to a title match. Yamashita agreed and the match is set for the next Yokohama show on 28th May.

Yuu’s unbeaten streak has taken it’s biggest victory yet when the rookie submitted Nonoko. Yuu countered the Boinemaker into a Cross Armbreaker for the victory. With a win over a Tokyo Princess Cup winner in the bag Yuu is hoping to fight more of the senior Tokyo Joshi wrestlers.

Before the opening match began Nodoka-oneesan wanted to dance to the song “Ping-Pong Pan Taisou”. Azusa Takigawa said dancing is exhausting so she wouldn’t allow it. She told Nodoka her dancing was why she hadn’t won a match yet. Nodoka proved her wrong and earned her first ever victory when she pinned Takigawa with the Back Flip.


BASARA “VAJRA 8 WU” Results

April 28, 2016

sekine-kazato

BASARA “VAJRA 8 WU”, 28/04/2016
Yokohama Nigiwaiza Small Hall
110 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Hi69 & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Koji Iwamoto & Ryota Nakatsu when Hi69 pinned Nakatsu with the Stuka Splash (16:04).
2. Hercules Senga & Tsutomu Oosugi defeated FUMA & Yusuke Kubo when Oosugi pinned Kubo with the Tsukinoishi (7:00).
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ Exhibition Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Ryu Gouma ended in a Double Countout (6:48).
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ Exhibition Match: Hiroshi Fukuda defeated SAGAT with the Perfect Plex (9:46)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ Exhibition Match: Ryuichi Sekine defeated Daichi Kazato with the Ryusetsu (12:28).

Three preview matches for the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ tournament took place on this show. Each match had a Group A wrestler against a Group B wrestler. It is possible that one of these matches can end up happening again in the final match.

In the main event Ryuichi Sekine defeated Daichi Kazato in a back and forth contest. Sekine got the fall when he hit the Kamikaze followed bu the Ryusetsu kick. Sekine said after the match that he cannot afford to lose even to his Cavalry partner Ryota Nakatsu. His goal is to be the ace of BASARA! Kazato defended his loss by claiming it’s all part of his secret plan. This match was just a test.

Buddies Hiroshi Fukuda and SAGAT had to face each other one on one. According to Fukuda, SAGAT said he wanted to have a sporting contest between the two because he respects Fukuda so much. Turns out it was a mistranslation because SAGAT did not hold back from aggressively attacking his friend. Fukuda fought back with some dirty tactics including a Low Blow after the referee was knocked down. Fukuda wore down SAGAT with a Dragon Sleeper and was able to pin him with the Perfect Plex. The two made up afterwards.

Under normal circumstances Isami Kodaka Vs Ryu Gouma is a mismatch. However Kodaka went into the match with his head heavily bandaged to cover a left eye injury. That evened the odds a little bit. Kodaka was still getting the better of Gouma, so much so that Gouma eventually wanted to quit and left the ring with Kodaka chasing after him. Gouma offered a handshake with the intention to low blow Kodaka but it was blocked. Kodaka tried to Suplex Gouma onto the floor but that was also blocked. With the referee counting close to 20 Kodaka tried to return to the ring but Gouma attacked him with his Statue Book until they were both counted out. Backstage Kodaka was unhappy with the result. A draw is the same as a loss to him. He reckons his eye injury will be healed before the tournament starts so he’s not letting that worry him. Gouma thinks if he can get a draw with the ace of BASARA then he can get a draw with anybody! His goal now seems to be to end all of his group matches in a draw!


DDT “DNA 15” Videos

April 28, 2016

DDT “DNA 15”, 01/04/2016
Kitasenju Theatre 1010
123 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House


1. Daichi Kazato Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani


2. Guanchulo Vs Rekka


3. Rainbow Kawamura Vs Antonio Honda


4. Shunma Katsumata Vs Kouki Iwasaki


5. Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao


6. Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mao Inoue


DDT “DNA 14” Videos

April 28, 2016


DDT “DNA 14”, 05/03/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
350 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House


1. Nobuhiro Shimatani Debut Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kouki Iwasaki


2. Daiki Shimomura Debut Match: Daiki Shimomura Vs Kota Umeda


3. Tomoya Kawamura/Rainbow Kawamura Comeback Match: Rainbow Kawamura & Daichi Kazato Vs Shunma Katsumata & Guanchulo


4. Bear The Same Fate If They Take The Same Road! Brothers Take Different Paths!: Tigger Bedscene & Shiori Asahi Vs Dai Suzuki & Ken Ohka


5. Mizuki Watase Vs Kazusada Higuchi


6. Kota Umeda Vs Kouki Iwasaki


Daisuke Sasaki’s New Pet, Team Drift Goodbye Series, Heaven Summit Begins

April 26, 2016

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2016 ~SPRING~”, 29/04/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi (c) Vs Rekka
1. Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata & Guanchulo Vs KENSO, Hiroshi Fukuda & Eddie French
2. 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs Ken Ohka, Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine
4. Kazusada Higuchi & Mao Inoue Vs Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
5. HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Daisuke Sasaki’s New Pet Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi

The new KO-D Openweight Champion has a busy schedule ahead of him. Daisuke Sasaki now has two championships to defend and his “pet” Shuji Ishikawa won’t be there to protect him all the time. To remedy this Sasaki got himself a second “pet” to guard him from the other Right To Challenge Contract holders. All Sasaki has said about his new pet is it’s cute and he thinks it’s male. He’s unsure if he will obtain any more pets after this one because he’s running out of space in his home.

After three years and nine months as a unit, Team Drift have decided to split after their latest failed attempt to chase after a championship. Keisuke Ishii feels that Drift have stagnated as a team. Shigehiro Irie said he now feels lonely after the decision but he has to face reality. Soma Takao thinks he needs to take this chance to grow after he failed to win anything in the Right To Challenge Rumble at “JUDGEMENT 2016”. Their final match as a unit will take place on 29th May but until then they will have a farewell series of matches on DDT shows. Ken Ohka demanded to be inserted into one of Drift’s final matches when he found out about their dissolution. He’s even willing to reform #OhkaEmpire for the occasion.

BASARA “VAJRA 9 ~TONIGHT IS HUNGRY FOR BLOOD~”, 01/05/2016
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ryota Nakatsu & Koji Iwamoto Vs Hi69 & Eddie French
2. FUMA & Madoka Vs Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Daichi Kazato Vs Ryu Gouma
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Ryuichi Sekine Vs SAGAT
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Isami Kodaka Vs Yusuke Kubo

Eddie French makes his BASARA debut.

BASARA “VAJRA 10 ~OSHU HITTO~”, 03/05/2016
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Madoka & Yusuke Kubo Vs Shinobu & SAGAT
2. LET’S PARTY ~Hiroshi Of Hardcore~: Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Abdullah Kobayashi
3. Special Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Masamune Vs Koji Iwamoto & Hi69
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: FUMA Vs Ryu Gouma
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ B Block: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Daichi Kazato
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Seems that Hiroshi Fukuda has been bitten by the violence bug after his bloody match with MEN’S Teioh. Now he can get bitten by Abdullah Kobayashi!

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN SENDAI ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 03/05/2016
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Masa Takanashi Vs Eddie French
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
3. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Gorgeous Matsuno
4. Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki’s New Pet Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Guanchulo
6. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mao Inoue

Sasaki has a chance to remove Sakaguchi from the KO-D Title race. He’s sending his new pet to go after Yukio Sakaguchi and his Right To Challenge Contract.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN AOMORI ~DRAMATIC DREAMTSUGARU SHAMISEN ~”, 04/05/2016
Aomori Hamanasu Hall

1. Wrestling Technique Olympics A Block Qualifier: Yasu Urano Vs Eddie French
2. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Tetsuya Endo, Mao Inoue & Gorgeous Matsuno
3. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata
4. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Guanchulo
5. HARASHIMA & Akito Vs Antonio Honda & Konosuke Takeshita
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Daisuke Sasaki’s New Pet Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi

Yasu Urano is representing Japan and Eddie French is representing France in the opener.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN SAPPORO ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 08/05/2016
AXES Sapporo

1. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano
2. SPW South East Asia Title: Masa Takanashi (c) Vs Antonio Honda
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
*Yukio Sakaguchi will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

If Sakaguchi stays unbeaten until May he will cash in his Right To Challenge Contract for a KO-D Title shot. Unlike Sasaki he wants to win the title fair and square against a healthy opponent.

Tomoya and Koji Yoshida will also be on the show.

DDT “DNA 16”, 11/05/2016
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Rekka Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Rainbow Kawamura Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Kazusada Higuchi, Mao Inoue & Guanchulo Vs Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao
4. Mizuki Watase Vs Jiro Kuroshio
5. KENSO Vs Kouki Iwasaki
6. Kota Umeda Vs Shunma Katsumata

Jiro Kuroshio has impressed Sanshiro Takagi after wrestling with him in both DDT and WRESTLE-1 recently. He returns to DNA after appearing on Shows #2 and #3 last year.

DDT “FRIENSDHIP, EFFORT, VICTORY IN NAGOYA 2016”, 15/05/2016
Nagoya International Conference Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi, Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki (c) Vs X, X & X
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa (c) Vs Akito & Yasu Urano

Smile Squash wants to avenge HARASHIMA by winning the KO-D Tag Team Titles from Sasaki & Ishikawa. They are on a roll and take credit for Team Drift disbanding. They also believe to know the champions’ weakness. Although Sasaki & Ishikawa are both strong as individuals, their stamina does not match. Smile Squash thinks that Ishikawa’s large size is actually his weakness because he sweats a lot! If they can tire out Ishikawa and leave him in a dehydrated state they can then beat Sasaki and win the titles.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 3 ~FLOWERS ARE FLOWERS PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE~”, 22/05/2016
Osaka Yodogawa Ward Community Center

1. Crash The Super Heavy Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Jinsei Shinzaki & Toru Owashi Vs Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Super Sasadango Machine
2. Special Tag Match: Kazuki Hirata & Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Hiroshi Fukuda & Kikutaro
3. Reunion Special Single Match: Yasu Urano Vs Antonio Honda (Special Referee: Dick Togo)
4. Twelve New Year’s Eve Dream: Konosuke Takeshita Vs ZERO

HUB knows how special his upcoming match with Konosuke Takeshita means to his opponent. When he found out Takeshita wants him to fight as his former gimmick ZERO he was happy to accept the idea.

DDT “AUDIENCE 2016”, 29/05/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Team Drift Goodbye Series Final – Team Drift Disbands Match: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs X, X & X
2. DDT Extreme Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs LiLiCo
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs X

Sasaki ultimately wants to defend the KO-D Title against Candice LeRae at Sumo Hall this August. However he was told this can only happen if LeRae enters the King Of DDT tournament and wins it. It is unknown if LeRae is going to be in the tournament.


DDT “MAX BUMP 2016” Results

April 24, 2016

all-hail-sasaki

DDT “MAX BUMP 2016”, 24/04/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,633 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title – 3 Way Match: Hoshitango (c) defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Gota Ihashi when Hoshitango pinned Ihashi with the Midnight Buenos Aires (5:28).
*Hoshitango passes D1. Gota Ihashi becomes the 15th King Of Dark Champion.
1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Jiro Kuroshio defeated Shunma Katsumata, Kouki Iwasaki & Guanchulo when Owashi pinned Guanchulo with La Magistral Cradle (5:43).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai & Makoto Oishi defeated LiLiCo (c) & Mizuki Watase when Akai pinned LiLiCo after a Sleeper Hold (8:33).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,072nd champion.
3. Antonio Honda, Hiroshi Fukuda & Eddie French defeated Danshoku Dino, Soma Takao & Mao Inoue when Honda pinned Inoue with the Diving Fist Drop (7:22).
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles Next Challenger Decision 3 Way Match: Akito & Yasu Urano defeated Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie and Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi when Akito pinned Ishii with the Hanamasa (9:46).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Ultimate CCC Match: Super Sasadango Machine (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock onto a chair (7:21).
*V2 for Super Sasadango Machine.
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa (c) defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo when Sasaki submitted Takeshita with the Cross Facelock (15:22).
*V2 for Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Kazusada Higuchi with the Somato (18:58).
*V2 for HARASHIMA.
– KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki defeated HARASHIMA (c) with La Mistica Cross Facelock (1:45).
*HARASHIMA fails in V3. Daisuke Sasaki cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract. Daisuke Sasaki becomes the 57th KO-D Openweight Champion!

harashima-somato-higuchi

There is a new ruler of DDT but it isn’t Kazusada Higuchi. It’s Daisuke Sasaki! A Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract was cashed in after the main event in which an exhausted HARASHIMA defeated Higuchi. The match between HARASHIMA and Higuchi was tense but respect was shown from both sides. HARASHIMA targeted Higuchi’s legs but an alternate tactic of bashing Higuchi’s head into the ring post had no effect on the challenger. Instead Higuchi picked up HARASHIMA and rammed his back into the ring post. Higuchi applied an Iron Claw back in the ring but HARASHIMA fought out of it and hit the John Woo Dropkick into the turnbuckles. He unleashed his arsenal of kicks and was able to lift Higuchi up for the Falcon Arrow. Higuchi fought back with Headbutts and a big Doctor Bomb. He was a fraction away from the three count but HARASHIMA somehow kicked out! HARASHIMA avoided the Goten and was set up for the Somato but Higuchi stopped him with a Lariat. HARASHIMA kicked out Higuchi’s left leg and hit an Enzuigiri when Higuchi was brought down to his knees. He then hit the Somato to the back, a Buzzsaw Kick and then another Somato and that was enough to put the big man down and out.

sasaki-crossfacelock

There was no time for anyone to catch their breath when Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa rushed the ring! Ishikawa attacked HARASHIMA’s seconds and then removed Higuchi from the ring. Sasaki told Amon Tsurumi that HARASHIMA is in a weak state so he will now cash in his Right To Challenge Contract for an immediate KO-D Openweight Title match! The bell rang and Sasaki jumped at the champion. HARASHIMA shocked Sasaki by hitting a Reverse Hurricanrana and the Somato but Sasaki kicked out of the pin and locked in the Cross Facelock. HARASHIMA escaped the hold but Sasaki caught him with his flash Hurricanrana. HARASHIMA kicked out but Sasaki then performed his La Mistica variation of the Cross Facelock. This time HARASHIMA had nowhere to go and he fainted while in the move. Yukinori Matsui called for the bell meaning Sasaki is now the new KO-D Champion!

sakaguchi-confronts-sasaki

The defeated HARASHIMA had barely left the ring when Yukio Sakaguchi appeared and stood face to face with Sasaki. He said he wasn’t going to copy Sasaki’s dirty plan because his principles are different. Instead he is sticking to his promise to cash in his Right To Challenge Contract for a regular title match in Sapporo on 8th May. He left the ring allowing Sasaki to celebrate his new found dominance of DDT. He may be small but he has a big attitude. He is now a double champion and he claims it’s all because of his talent and charisma.

takeshita-tope

Sasaki’s scheduled match was the KO-D Tag Team Title defence with Shuji Ishikawa against the former champions Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo. There was no love lost between the two teams as the champions attacked the challengers to kickstart the match. A brawl outside the ring left Takeshita & Endo in a bad state but some big risks began to pay off. Takeshita dove out of the ring onto the champions with a No Touch Topé. He later Superplexed Sasaki into Ishikawa! But it all fell apart when Sasaki escaped from Endo’s Torture Rack Bomb and a follow up Lariat from Endo hit Takeshita instead. Sasaki capitalised by putting Takeshita in the Cross Facelock and changing it to a modified stretch until Takeshita could take no more. The champions were confronted by their next challengers Akito & Yasu Urano. Urano told them he knows their weakness.

ultimate-ccc

The latest DDT Extreme Title defence took place in an Ultimate CCC Match. CCC stands for Chair And Chair And Chair. Super Sasadango Machine was inspired to create this match when Kazuki Hirata got angry over him breaking a chair at the Nagaoka show last week. When one of three Ultimate CCC cards came into play then Sasadango’s seconds at ringside would bring chairs into the ring and they would be legal to use. One of the chairs turned out to be a beanbag chair and Sasadango drove Hirata into it with the Lehmann Shock. That didn’t do much damage. Hirata took control and used the chairs as part of his dance act. This allowed Sasadango to recover and give Hirata the Lehman Shock onto a pile of chairs to win the match.

watase-kisses-lilico

Sasadango was told that his next title shot is happening on 29th May. Sasadango said he doesn’t want to wrestle, he instead wants to fight somebody from Yahoo! Suddenly the unconscious body of LiLiCo was brought out to the ring on a stretcher. The shock of losing the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title earlier in the show put her into a deep sleep and only the power of love could wake her up. Mizuki Watase kissed LiLiCo and she awoke! She screamed that she has risen from Hell and she will bite more and more into DDT until she becomes a champion again. Sasadango took that as a challenge and accepted it.

drift-breaks-up

New challengers for the KO-D Tag Team Titles were declared in a 3 Way Match but the aftermath turned out to be the bigger story. Akito & Yasu Urano got the win and will get their title shot in Nagoya on 15th May. But the losing team in the match was Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie. When the match was over a defeated Ishii spoke into the mic and said Team Drift is breaking up! The audience was left stunned as Drift left the ring after their bombshell announcement.

honda-diving-fist

Danshoku Dino targeted Takao throughout the third match but Eddie French was there to hold him back. That was until French decided to throw him aside giving Dino the chance to chase after Takao and give him a Lip Lock. Antonio Honda cleared house with the Bionic Elbow and won the match with the Diving Fist Drop on Mic Inoue.

akai-sleeper-lilico

Saki Akai has finally achieved her goal to regain the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title and gain revenge on LiLiCo in the process. The two wanted to fight each other straight away although their respective tag partners Makoto Oishi and Mizuki Watase stepped in to make sure the action between the women wouldn’t go out of control. It all went wrong for LiLiCo when a Running Elbow hit Inoue by accident. Akai grabbed LiLiCo and rendered her unconscious with a Sleeper Hold. Instead of keeping the hold locked Akai decided to go for a pin and she got the three count to become the new champion! LiLiCo was put into such a deep sleep she had to be stretchered away from ringside with Watase worriedly chasing after her. In a backstage interview Akai called herself the New Generation Iron Man Princess. This time she’s ready to take on anybody, anytime, anywhere.

kuroshio-moonsault

The mystery wrestler in Match #1 came from WRESTLE-1. The pretty boy known as Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio milked his entrance for all that it was worth, walking through the crowds and getting them to chant his name to the music. His antics won over the crowd and he received a loud “Ikemen!” chant after the match. Backstage both Sanshiro Takagi and Toru Owashi agreed that Kuroshio is ten times better than their usual partner Kazuki Hirata. Kuroshio will return on the 11th May DNA show.

ihashi-dark-again

Gota Ihashi is being sent back to where he came from, the pre-show. He is now a 5 time King Of Dark Champion. Poor bastard.

The Great Kabuki will appear at “PETER PAN 2016” in Sumo Hall on 28th August.

DDT will hold a show in Katsuragi, Nara on 30th July. Katsuragi is known as the birthplace of sumo wrestling. The mayor of Katsuragi sent a video message welcoming DDT to the city.

This year’s Beer Garden week is changing venue. It will now be held in Shinjuku FACE with a show everyday from 8th to 13th August.