DDT “AUDIENCE 2016” Results

May 29, 2016

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DDT “AUDIENCE 2016”, 29/05/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,633 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Eddie French & Rekka when Iwasaki pinned Rekka with the Leg Capture Suplex (5:50).
1. KENSO King Of DDT Re-assessment Match: KENSO (w/ Cherry) defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Hagakure (5:59).
2. Teams Start Anywhere 4 Way 6-Man Tag Team Match: Danshoku Dino, Joey Ryan & Antonio Honda defeated Masa Takanashi, Kota Umeda & Saki Akai, Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Mao Inoue and Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Guanchulo when Ryan pinned Katsumata with the Super Kick (8:01).
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Joey Ryan (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata with a School Boy (12:38 pm).
*V2 for Joey Ryan.
3. Road To KING OF DDT 2016: Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Polly defeated Tetsuya Endo & Kazusada Higuchi when Polly pinned Endo with the Reverse Splash (8:02).
4. DDT Extreme Title: LiLiCo defeated Super Sasadango Machine (c) with the Titanic Yoshi Tonic (7:05).
*Super Sasadango Machine fails in V3. LiLiCo becomes the 36th DDT Extreme Champion!
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – Team Drift Goodbye Series Final – Team Drift Disbands Match: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao (c) defeated HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano when Takao pinned Urano with the Gin And Tonic (9:57).
*V1 for Team Drift. Team Drift vacates the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Daisuke Sasaki (c) with the Cross Arm German Suplex (24:42).
*Daisuke Sasaki fails in V2. Konosuke Takeshita becomes the 58th KO-D Openweight Champion!

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On the day he turned 21 years old Konosuke Takeshita made history by becoming the youngest ever KO-D Openweight Champion! In a rivalry that has been going on since February Daisuke Sasaki has been a thorn in Takeshita’s side. He had taken the KO-D Tag Team Titles from him in Sumo Hall and then prevented him from winning the belts back two months later. Both times Sasaki rendered him unconscious with the Doppelgänger Cross Facelock. Since then Sasaki won the KO-D Title with the same move and proclaimed himself as the unstoppable charismatic king of DDT. Takeshita entered the ring wearing the special ZERO mask he was given by ZERO himself in Osaka last week. Sasaki was ready to ruin Takeshita’s day when he tricked his opponent to leave the ring. Sasaki then threw him into the front row and hit a Russian Leg Sweep onto the chairs at ringside. Back in the ring Sasaki targeted the neck and shoulders and got a nearfall with the Hitman Elbow Drop. The damage was taking its toll and Sasaki found counters to the Blue Thunder Bomb. Takeshita turned the tables though and hit a No Rope Tope out of the ring onto both Sasaki and Shuji Ishikawa. Sasaki survived a Dragon Suplex and locked in the Cross Facelock until Takeshita cradled him for a two count. Sasaki went into a fit and kicked both Takeshita and Yukinori Matsui between the legs. Daisuke Kiso ran in to replace Matsui but he was given the Vietnam Driver II for his troubles. Sasaki hit a Diving Elbow Drop but Matsui was still down and unable to count any pinfall. A weary Takeshita gave Sasaki the middle finger when he was dragged up to his knees! Sasaki sat Takeshita down onto a chair and hit the Super Diving Elbow. This time Matsui was able to count but Takeshita kicked out. Sasaki took a page out of his mentor Dick Togo’s playbook and hit a Pedigree. He placed his feet on the ropes for leverage but Takeshita again kicked out! Takeshita tried to fight back but was in danger when Sasaki did La Mistica with the intention of locking in the Doppelganger Cross Facelock. Takeshita escaped the lock in the nick of time. He then blocked an Avalanche Pedigree and instead gave Sasaki an Avalanche Brainbuster for a two count. Sasaki desperately hit his flash Hurricanrana but that couldn’t get the job done. Another La Mistica was stopped with a modified Tombstone Piledriver. Takeshita did the German Suplex but that wasn’t enough. He then hit the Cross Arm German Suplex and three seconds later was crowned the new KO-D Champion!

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In their 100th and final match together as a unit Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao put the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on the line in their first and only defence. Win or lose Team Dream Futures are going their separate ways. Smile Squash were in the position to spoil their last dance but that did not turn out to be the case. Irie blocked HARASHIMA’s Somato with the Traffic Accident Tackle while Ishii & Takao hit Yasu Urano with a Sandwich Enzuigiri. Urano fought back and tried to set up the Razor’s Edge on Takao but Irie caught him with the Beast Bomber. Takao picked up the pieces and pinned Urano with the Gin And Tonic. He thanked the fans for supporting Team Drift for all of its 100 matches and thanked Smile Squash for being their final opponents. Team Drift agreed to vacate the 6-Man Titles and handed the belts to Amon Tsurumi. A crying Irie hugged Tsurumi after he gave him his belt.

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In a twist, Super Sasadango Machine’s regularly scheduled PowerPoint presentation was taken over by LiLiCo before their DDT Extreme Title match. During LiLiCo’s presentation she talked about the dangers of Sasadango’s finishing move the Lehmann Shock. She learned that the move is effective because of Sasadango’s size. In order to combat this she needed hit Sasadango hard enough to make him sink just like when the Titanic sunk from hitting an iceberg. Her goal was to turn this match into the movie Titanic. It will start with posh LiLiCo Winslet meeting the poor young Leonardo Watase and beginning their tragic love story, then an iceberg will hit Sasadango (ie Watase whacks him over the head with a chair) causing him to sink. Panic strikes everyone until LiLiCo hits the Titanic Cross Body to win the championship. She will then share a passionate kiss with Watase before their tragic farewell.

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The match began and Sasadango easily overpowered LiLiCo. Makoto Oishi had Sasadango’s back and did what he could to prevent Watase from interfering, such as by taping him to the corner. Watase escaped and grabbed a chair only to be stopped by Oishi again. Oishi swung the chair at LiLiCo but missed and hit Sasadango instead. Suddenly “My Heart Will Go On” played on the sound system. LiLiCo and Watase reunited in the corner and did the Titanic pose together on the turnbuckles. She hit the Titanic Cross Body on Sasadango but that only got a two count. Sasadango went for a third Lehmann Shock but LiLiCo escaped and hit the Titanic Yoshi Tonic for the upset title change! The new champion was told her first defence will happen on 3rd July. LiLiCo demanded a handsome wrestler to be her opponent so she can kick the handsome out of him!

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Sasaki’s pets teamed together for the first time. The duo Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Polly are nicknamed “Eipo” (for Adrian & Polly) and made sure to make Tetsuya Endo’s night a difficult one. Ishikawa kept Kazusada Higuchi busy while Polly flattened Endo with a Reverse Splash for the win.

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The 4 Way Trios match had an extra ingredient of mayhem added by forcing each team to start the match in a different area at ringside. When the bell rang all four teams ran towards the ring and brawled around it. Saki Akai targeted Joey Ryan in an attempt to win back the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title but she wound up getting sucked into Danshoku Dino’s “Hell Gate”. That allowed Ryan to pin Shunma Katsumata with the Super Kick. Kazuki Hirata snuck up to Ryan after the match but his roll up was blocked. Instead he was pinned by Ryan for a successful title defence. Backstage Ryan said he will bring the Iron Man Title back with him to the United States and defend it around the world so he can bring it back to Japan as a global championship.

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Sanshiro Takagi invited Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Mao Inoue into the ring after Match #2. He announced the three of them were forming DDT’s first male idol group! The reason for this is DDT will be holding a show at a music festival this November and he thinks DDT should get involved in the music aspect too. The name of their group is NωA, New Wrestling Aidoru (Idol) and their songs will be written by the songwriter for the Up Up Girls. Oishi & Katsumata like the idea but Inoue is anxious about it. Their first song is expected to be ready in time for next month’s Korakuen Hall show.

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A spot in King Of DDT 2016 was up for grabs in the opening match. It is the latest attempt by KENSO to worm his way into a permanent spot with DDT. Once again he had to fight his nemesis Sanshiro Takagi but this time KENSO had Cherry by his side. Cherry was dressed as a geisha girl for the occasion but was stripped down to her swimsuit and given a Stunner by Takagi. Cherry fled from ringside and the match continued. Takagi was on the verge of winning when suddenly Ultraman Robin entered the ring. Takagi did the “Destiny” pose with Robin until Robin unmasked. It was Cherry! She threw the mask at Takagi and the distraction allowed KENSO to finish him off with the Hagakure. Amon Tsurumi confirmed that KENSO now qualifies for the tournament. KENSO thanked Cherry for helping him and encouraged her to take off the costume. This time Cherry was happy to do so and they celebrated.

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Ken Ohka interrupted the opening ceremonies and brought a friend along to see Amon Tsurumi. It was the WRESTLE-1 Champion, KAI! KAI greeted Tsurumi by calling him Imabayashi. Tsurumi corrected him but KAI ignored it. Ohka asked Tsurumi if he and KAI could get a KO-D Tag Team Title shot. They recently won a match together in Ganbare☆Wrestling and he thinks that is good enough to earn them a championship match in DDT. KAI excitedly agreed. Tsurumi tried to calm both of them down while figuring out what to do. He told them he would think it over.

Terry Funk and NOSAWA Rongai were announced to compete at “PETER PAN 2016” in Sumo Hall on 28th August.

DDT will return to the Handmade In Japan Festival at Tokyo Big Sight for a street wrestling match on 24th July. The event takes place on the same day as Big Japan’s Sumo Hall show so that might effect who could be available to participate in the match.

The gender-swapped characters of Akito, Ken Ohka and Soma Takao for Ring☆Dream was shown to the audience. Akito is pleased with his character because she was given the biggest bust by far in the game. It matches his desire to have the biggest pecs in DDT.

The Beer Garden Week schedule has come out. This year the series takes place inside Shinjuku FACE for six straight days of wrestling shows. The schedule is as follows:

8/8: DDT Day
9/8: Shuten-dōji Day
10/8: Happy Motel Day
11/8: Danshoku Dino Day, Smile Squash Night
12/8: Daisuke Sasaki With AiPo Day
13/8: Tokyo Joshi Day, DDT Night

Here are the 1st Round matches for King Of DDT 2016.

Mad Polly Vs Tetsuya Endo
Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito
Soma Takao Vs Keisuke Ishii
Shuji Ishikawa Vs Kota Umeda
Antonio Honda Vs KENSO
Masa Takanashi Vs HARASHIMA
Yasu Urano Vs Kazusada Higuchi
Shigehiro Irie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi


BASARA “VAJRA 11 ~PERRY EXPEDITION~” Results

May 29, 2016

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BASARA “VAJRA 11 ~PERRY EXPEDITION~”, 28/05/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall
197 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Hi69 & Daichi Kazato defeated Kazuhiro Tamura & Daisuke Kanehira when Kazato pinned Kanehira with the Explosive Axe Bomber (13:29).
2. Atsushi Maruyama Den 2016 ~Black Ships And The Sword~: Eddie French defeated Atsushi Maruyama and Joey Ryan when French submitted Maruyama with a Tree Of Woe (7:48).
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Koji Iwamoto defeated FUMA & Madoka when Tsukamoto pinned FUMA with a School Boy (11:33).
4. Abdullah Kobayashi & Takayuki Ueki defeated Hiroshi Fukuda & SAGAT when Kobayashi pinned SAGAT with the Bakachinga Elbow (11:20).
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Yusuke Kubo (2) defeated Ryota Nakatsu (4) with the Wrist Clutch Goro Suplex (15:18).
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Ryuichi Sekine (4) defeated Isami Kodaka (4) with the Ryusetsu (20:03).

Block A Standings

1. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
-. Ryuichi Sekine (4)
4. Yusuke Kubo (2)
-. SAGAT (0)

Block B Standings

1. FUMA (4)
-. Daichi Kazato (4)
-. Takumi Tsukamoto (4)
4. Hiroshi Fukuda (2)
-. Ryu Gouma (0)

Ryuichi Sekine scored a big victory over Isami Kodaka in their Heaven Summit A Block match. The win halts Kodaka’s win streak and ties both of them with Ryota Nakatsu at the top of the block. Nakatsu’s progress was also stopped when he lost to Yusuke Kubo. This was Yusuke Kubo’s first win of the tournament.

Before Match #4 began the normally beastly SAGAT clearly and politely said he was honoured to wrestle against Abdullah Kobayashi & Takayuki Ueki. Hiroshi Fukuda “translated” that speech and turned it into SAGAT calling them sex crazy low lifes that he will destroy with the SAGAT Torpedo. Ueki had his own Torpedo move to counter SAGAT and the two collided when their partners Dropkicked them into each other. Ueki missed a Diving Headbutt by miles but Kobayashi got the win anyway.

FUMA complained that he kicked out at two when Takumi Tsukamoto pinned him in Match #3. FUMA then blamed the defeat on him still recovering from Manowar’s announcement that they were breaking up. He reminded himself that Manowar’s bass player Joey DeMaio once said “Death to false Metal!” FUMA called Tsukamoto false Metal and they began fighting until they were pulled apart. Tsukamoto told FUMA to get ready for their Heaven Summit match on 10th June.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKOHAMA 1:00 SET” Results

May 28, 2016

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKOHAMA 1:00 SET”, 28/05/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall
210 Fans – No Vacancy

1. KANNA defeated Azusa Takigawa with the 50$ent (7:22).
2. Nonoko defeated Marika Kobashi with the Dragon Sleepai (6:26).
3. Syoko Nakajima defeated Nodoka-oneesan with the Northern Lights Suplex (8:06).
4. 3 Way Match: Yuu defeated Akane Miura and Hyper Misao when Yuu submitted Misao with the Cross Armbreaker (8:19).
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Yuka Sakazaki with a Cradle (15:19).
*V2 for Miyu Yamashita.

In her second TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title defence Miyu Yamashita went up against Yuka Sakazaki. The challenger has been riding a wave of momentum heading into the match thanks to her Osaekomi Backslide. This time Yamashita had the move scouted and countered it with a Buzzsaw Kick. With that risk removed Yamashita was able to beat Sakazaki. Yamashita says she wants to fight more strong challengers so she can grow as the champion.

Hyper Misao described the 3 Way Match as a Hero Introductory Test for both Akane Miura and Yuu. She was hoping to find an “ally of justice” and declined to take part because she should not lay her super powered hands on members of the general public. It turned out to be a trick and she tried to get involved only to get knocked aside by her opponents.

The day before this show took place Erin announced she was resigning from Tokyo Joshi Pro. She has been regularly kept out of action with a foot injury. An early return from the first injury only made things worse for her. Another setback happened recently which was when she decided to quit. Erin feels heartbroken over the decision but realises that she is unable to continue wrestling. She thanked the fans for supporting her in the last two years and apologised that it had to end this way.


Daikaiju Mono Trailer

May 27, 2016

Kota Ibushi’s kaiju movie will be released on July 16th.


Joshi Yokohama, Heaven Summit A Block Race, Dino & Oishi Want All Asia Belts

May 25, 2016

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKOHAMA 1:00 SET”, 28/05/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Syoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka-oneesan
2. KANNA Vs Azusa Takigawa
3. 3 Way Match: Akane Miura Vs Yuu Vs Hyper Misao
4. Nonoko Vs Marika Kobashi
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki

Nonoko is going through a slump and hit her lowest point when she lost to Hyper Misao at the last show. Can Marika Kobashi capitalise?

BASARA “VAJRA 11 ~PERRY EXPEDITION~”, 28/05/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Atsushi Maruyama Vs Eddie French
2. Hi69 & Daichi Kazato Vs Kazuhiro Tamura & Daisuke Kanehira
3. Hiroshi Fukuda & SAGAT Vs Abdullah Kobayashi & Takayuki Ueki
4. FUMA & Madoka Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Koji Iwamoto
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Yusuke Kubo (0) Vs Ryota Nakatsu (4)
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ A Block: Isami Kodaka (4) Vs Ryuichi Sekine (2)

The race to the top of A Block now focuses on Ryota Nakatsu and Isami Kodaka. If they win their matches here then they will meet in their final group bout with the winner going into the final.

Daisuke Kanehira is from HEAT-UP.

DDT “KING OF DDT 2016 OSAKA”, 12/06/2016
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. All Asia Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi

All Japan fans beware. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi could become your new All Asia Tag Team Champions! Both men have forfeited their spots in the King Of DDT tournament to get this title match. They are also calling themselves the Guname Express for the occasion.

The King Of DDT Round 2 also takes place on this show.


DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 3 ~FLOWERS ARE FLOWERS PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE~” Results

May 23, 2016

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DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 3 ~FLOWERS ARE FLOWERS PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE~”, 22/05/2016
Osaka Yodogawa Ward Community Center
508 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Team Drift Goodbye Series: Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao defeated Tetsuya Endo & Kouki Iwasaki when Ishii pinned Iwasaki with the Tiger Suplex (10:04).
2. Luxury Prize Surprise Tag Rumble: Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi defeated Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase when Ibushi pinned Umeda with the Sit Down Last Ride (19:15).
Order Of Elimination: Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata, Kengo Takai & Shoichi Uchida, Gurukun Mask & Guanchulo, Ken Ohka & Hideki Shiota, Masa Takanashi & Emi Sakura, Joey Ryan & Atsushi Maruyama, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase.
3. Naniwa Shook! Man Vs Han Special Single Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Magnitude Kishiwada ended in a No Contest when Yukinori Matsui kept fainting (8:57).
4. Reunion Special Single Match: Antonio Honda defeated Yasu Urano with the Diving Fist Drop (11:50) (Special Referee: Dick Togo).
5. Heterogeneous Special Tag Match: Kazuki Hirata & Kuishinbo Kamen defeated Hiroshi Fukuda & Kikutaro when Hirata pinned Kikutaro with the One Shot Miracle Cradle (11:42).
6. Crash The Super Heavy Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Jinsei Shinzaki & Toru Owashi defeated Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Super Sasadango Machine when Shinzaki submitted Sasadango with the Paradise Lock (8:43).
7. DDT BATTLE FRONT Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa defeated HARASHIMA & Akito when Sasaki submitted Akito with La Mistica Cross Facelock Doppelganger (13:49)
8. Twelve New Year’s Eve Dream: Konosuke Takeshita defeated ZERO with the Cross Arm German Suplex (23:29).

The main event was an important one for Konosuke Takeshita. He was taking on one of his Osaka Pro heroes, ZERO. The wrestler now known as HUB found out about Takeshita’s dream to fight him and returned to his old gimmick for the special occasion. All kind gestures aside he didn’t take it easy on the kid. ZERO attacked Takeshita with a chair and then threw him into the crowd while they fought outside the ring. Later on ZERO stomped on Takeshita while yelling “What’s wrong!” until Takeshita fought back with Elbow Strikes. Takeshita hit the Blue Thunder Bomb and the German Suplex but ZERO kicked out of them both. ZERO avoided the Touchdown and hit a Shining Wizard to the back of the head for a nearfall. Takeshita returned with a Lariat and the Deadlift German Suplex but ZERO kicked out again. Takeshita struck him with a Running Elbow but ZERO kicked out at one. That seemed to be the last of his energy spent because Takeshita hit another Lariat and then the Cross Arm German Suplex to win a hard fought battle. ZERO told Takeshita he was feeling a lot of emotions throughout that match but most of them were of happiness. ZERO covered his face with a shirt and unmasked. He gave Takeshita his mask as a gift and told him it was specially made just for today’s match. Takeshita said he became a pro wrestler so he could wrestle ZERO. His dream came true so it was now time for a new dream. His new dream is to win the KO-D Openweight Title, boost Japanese wrestling and become the best wrestler in the world!

Daisuke Sasaki’s modified version of the Crossface Lock that won him the KO-D Title now has a name. It is now called the Cross Facelock Doppelganger. He used it to submit Akito in the semi-main event.

Jinsei Shinzaki took Super Sasadango Machine’s mask and wore it for the ending stretch of the 6-Man Tag. After the match Shinzaki took off the mask and told everyone else to sit down while he lectured them about wrestling and life.

Kazuki Hirata got Hiroshi Fukuda, Kuishinbo Kamen, Kikutaro and even Yukinori Matsui to dance with him before they started wrestling each other. Fukuda and Kikutaro also took some time to sing during the match. When Hirata and Kamen won they celebrated with more dancing until Kamen collapsed. Atsushi Maruyama ran down to check on him and then nervously thanked everyone for coming to the show. Kamen got up and sang “I Do Not Want To Release You” by T-BOLAN.

Dick Togo does what he wants whenever he is the referee. He was accidentally knocked down by a Bionic Elbow from Antonio Honda. However he saw Yasu Urano cheat by choking Honda with his bandana. Togo stopped him by giving Urano the Pedigree! Honda then hit the Diving Fist Drop to win the match.

There was no winner in the match between Danshoku Dino Vs Magnitude Kishiwada. There was a loser though. Yukinori Matsui kept getting in the way of Lip Locks from both Dino and Kishiwada until he fainted. Daisuke Kiso took his place just to call off the match but he received a Lip Lock from Dino too.

A “Luxury Prize” was promised to the winning team in the Surprise Tag Rumble. There were two surprise entries in the match. One was Ken Ohka & Hideki Shiota. Ohka just spent his time in the match promoting Ganbare☆Wrestling’s show in Osaka on 27th July. The second surprise team was Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi! This was Ibushi’s first appearance in DDT since “JUDGEMENT 2016” back in March. Ibushi & Ihashi came out the winners and were given their prize by Kuishinbo Kamen. The luxury prize was 24 copies of Kamen’s autobiography. In a backstage interview Ibushi said the 29th May is for now his last scheduled date of Ibushi Wrestling Institute activities. He said he will probably do something this year that will cause an explosion in wrestling and told everyone to just wait a little bit longer.


DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 11” Results

May 23, 2016

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DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 11”, 21/05/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
264 Fans – No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi (c) defeated Yumehito Imanari with the Moonsault (4:34).
*Gota Ihashi passes D2. Yumehito Imanari becomes the 16th King Of Dark Champion.
1. Tetsuya Endo & Eddie French defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Shunma Katsumata when Endo pinned Katsumata with the Torture Rack Bomb (8:47).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dino, Joey Ryan & Makoto Oishi defeated Toru Owashi, Saki Akai (c) & Guanchulo when Ryan pinned Akai after the Rafflesia Flower from Dino & Oishi (8:59).
*Joey Ryan becomes the 1,073rd champion.
3. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Hoshitango when Urano pinned Hoshitango with a School Boy (9:05).
4. Team Drift Goodbye Series – Monthly Young Communication Returns: Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Yukihiro Abe when Ishii pinned Abe with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (15:30).
5. KING OF DDT 2016 Contestant Final: Kota Umeda defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Umeda Driver I (13:57).
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Polly defeated Antonio Honda & Konosuke Takeshita when Sasaki pinned Honda with La Mistica Crossface Lock (17:48).

At the beginning of the show Konosuke Takeshita told everyone that his KO-D Openweight Title shot on 29th May will also be happening on his 21st birthday. His goal is to become the youngest KO-D Champion in history. Daisuke Sasaki then entered the ring in a disguise to attack Takeshita. He kicked him below the belt but was then chased off by Antonio Honda. Sasaki Low Blowed Takeshita again in the main event. He then submitted Honda with La Mistica Crossface Lock. Sasaki tried to give Takeshita the Vietnam Driver II after the match but Takeshita escaped and knocked the champion out of the ring with a Lariat.

Kota Umeda is the first name entering the King Of DDT 2016 after he defeated Kouki Iwasaki in a qualifying match. Umeda was eliminated in the first round of last year’s tournament. He does not want a repeat of that.

Keisuke Ishii was glad to have wrestled with his Monthly Young Communication companions one more time. He was especially happy to be in the ring with Yukihiro Abe again since he wanted to wrestle him before Team Drift disbands. Abe said he would like to wrestle in DDT again if the opportunity is there.

The team of Danshoku Dino, Joey Ryan & Makoto Oishi has been described by Dino as the World’s Nudist Beach (now there’s an image to stick in your head). Late in the match Dino and Oishi positioned their bare asses selves on the turnbuckles and formed what they call the Rafflesia Flower. Ryan stuck his lolly pop into Dino’s ass and then ducked a Big Boot from Saki Akai. Her foot got trapped in between Dino & Oishi’s asses and Ryan stuck the lolly into her mouth. Ryan then rolled Akai into a pin to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title! After intermission Ryan talked with Amon Tsurumi and Guanchulo in the ring so he could understand the championship’s rules. Both Guanchulo and Akai tried to ambush him to win the belt but they ended up fighting each other. Akai knocked out Guanchulo with a Big Boot but Ryan then stuck another lolly into her mouth and Super Kicked her to escape with the title.

Dino & Oishi were told after their match that they will get an All Asia Tag Team Titles shot on 12th June. That is the same date as the King Of DDT 2nd Round. Oishi agreed to take the title shot and remove himself from the tournament. Dino decided to call his team with Oishi the Guname Express. He thinks it is a fitting name for them going after the All Asia Tag Titles.

Gota Ihashi’s challenger in the King Of Dark Title match wasn’t decided until right before the match. Both Tsurumi and Sanshiro Takagi were too busy to book a wrestler in the match. They both panicked and told Yumehito Imanari to be challenger. Imanari came down in his normal clothes and suddenly found himself wrestling Ihashi. He was on the verge of winning until a German Suplex went wrong. Ihashi was too heavy and landed on top of Imanari. Ihashi then hit a top rope Moonsault to win and transfer the dark match title to Imanari. Takagi handed Imanari the belt and congratulated him for a good match. He then told him to get back to work.

Tsurumi gave out details about this year’s King Of DDT tournament. It will be a 16-man elimination tournament featuring the DDT roster and the full line-up will be announced on the 29th May Korakuen Hall show. Daisuke Sasaki, Konosuke Takeshita, Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi and whoever holds the remaining Right To Challenge Contracts that day are not allowed to enter the tournament. Round 1 takes place on 5th June, Round 2 on 12th June and the remaining rounds on 28th June.