DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 12”, 09/07/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
360 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Yumehito Imanari (c) with a Cobra Twist (2:40).
*D2 for Yumehito Imanari.
1. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Gota Ihashi when MAO pinned Ihashi with the Cannonball 450 (8:49).
2. When Case Take Anywhere! Owashi Siege Encirclement! 4 Way Match: Toru Owashi defeated Masa Takanashi, Yasu Urano and Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Owashi pinned Matsunaga with La Magistral Cradle (7:31).
3. Infomercial Match – Dramatic Exercise Series: Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai defeated Super Sasadango Machine & Mizuki Watase when Hirata pinned Machine with the One Shot Miracle Cradle (7:47).
4. DAMNATION’s First Trio Match Stomping!: Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Guanchulo when Paulie pinned Guanchulo with the Paulie Buster (9:44).
5. Akito Comeback Match: HARASHIMA & Akito defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda when HARASHIMA pinned Umeda with the Somato (11:01).
6. Soma Takao defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Gin And Tonic (14:43).
7. Tetsuya Endo & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda when Endo pinned Honda with the Sky Twister Press (13:20).

Both Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo didn’t want to stick around after the main event. Takeshita returned to the ring to give an end of show speech. He doesn’t like losing when he is supposed to be the champion but he feels prepared for Endo on 17th July.

Soma Takao is on a hot streak and has been on one since the break up of Team Drift. He now has single wins over both of his former partners Keisuke Ishii and Shigehiro Irie. Both Takao and Irie were determined to win the match, both of them yelled that they weren’t going to lose as they traded strikes. Takao now has a big goal ahead of him. He wants to win the AJPW J.r Heavyweight Title!

Akito said it felt so long since he was in the ring even though he was only gone for a month. A lot has happened from Endo becoming the No. 1 Contender to Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa losing the KO-D Tag Team Titles. He was even caught off guard by HARASHIMA and Yuko Miyamoto forming Smile Yankee.

The Infomercial Match was used to promote the Dramatic Exercise Series of workout equipment. Super Sasadango Machine produced a PowerPoint project called “Discussion of the Effectiveness of the Exercise Equipment in Combat Martial Arts”. The presentation included pictures of Mizuki Watase working out nude with the equipment. It also revealed that Kazuki Hirata had not used the power ball yet even though it is his own official product. Sasadango’s battle plan was for Watase to grab Saki Akai’s stretch pole and bash it over Hirata’s head. Then when they win they can become the new faces of the brand. The plan didn’t work.

Toru Owashi thought he found himself a new ally in his quest to cash in his Right To Challenge contract. Masa Takanashi said he was going to protect Owashi in the 4 Way Match because they have been good friends for over 15 years and he wants to see Owashi relive his dominant days from the past. But it was all a ruse! Takanashi betrayed Owashi late in the match and joined a 3-on-1 attack. He and Tomomitsu Matsunaga began arguing and that allowed Owashi to retaliate and pin Matsunaga with La Magistral Cradle. After the match Owashi told the fans he will continue to defend the contract until Sumo Hall.

Before the opening match took place Danshoku Dino approached Keisuke Ishii in the locker room to talk about the upcoming KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Title tournament. Dino wants to enter the tournament but his friends are already in other teams. Dino and Ishii were both members of Belt Hunter X Hunter in 2010 so maybe they could form their own group. Ishii likes the idea and so does Gota Ihashi, who wasn’t part of the conversation until then. However during their match with NωA, Dino and Ishii argued over who should be the leader. The distraction caused them to lose the match when Ihashi was pinned. Dino and Ishii still want the group to go ahead and enter the tournament but without Ihashi. Dino apologised to him.

Yumehito Imanari interrupted the opening announcements demanding a King Of Dark Title match. He said he’s been losing sleep ever since he won the title because he never knows when his next match will happen. All members of DAMNATION came out and approached Imanari. Daisuke Sasaki flipped a coin to decided who from the group will be in the match. Shuji Ishikawa won the toss and easily won the match.

After intermission Amon Tsurumi introduced everyone to three members of Macho29, a group of male bodybuilder idols who are abstinent, don’t smoke, avoid violence and only drink protein. The three members are Koala Koarashi, Saiyaman Great and Ueda Chisei. They announced they will perform at “DDT FES 2016” in November. Makoto Oishi confronted the three and complained to Tsurumi about NωA possibly being left off the show. He backed off when he found out Macho29 has over 50,000 followers on Twitter. NωA only has around 1,000.

The vacant KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship will crown new champions later this month. Smile Squash, Shuten-dōji, Happy Motels, T2Hide, DAMNTION, NωA and two more teams will compete in a tournament beginning on 23rd July with the final on 6th August.

Masa Takanashi is turning over a new leaf and will soon wrestle under his real name Masahiro Takanashi. The name change will take effect on 17th July and he will use a new theme song aswell. He says nothing new will happen to him if he does not change.

DDT will hold their annual street wrestling match at the HandMade In Japan Festival on 24th July. It will be a 3 Way Tag Falls Count Anywhere Match between Sanshiro Takagi & MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Soma Takao & Kota Umeda.

Canadian wrestler “Speedball” Mike Bailey will tour DDT in August. His first match takes place at the 1st August Tavern Wrestling show. He will also be at “PETER PAN 2016”.


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