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

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.

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