DDT “BEER GARDEN FIGHT 2016 ~DDT DAY~”, 08/08/2016
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
0. King Of Dark Title: Sanshiro Takagi defeated Chikara with La Magistral Cradle (3:59).
*D1 for Chikara.
1. Mad Paulie & Gota Ihashi defeated Akito & MAO when Paulie pinned MAO with the Paulie Buster (8:37).
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano and Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Sakaguchi pinned Katsumata with the Right Knee Of God (7:49).
3. Rock ‘N’ Roll Tag Death Match: Kazuki Hirata & Kazusada Higuchi defeated A.YAZAWA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi when Higuchi pinned YAZAWA with the Doctor Bomb (12:44).
4. Hikaru Sato & Atsushi Aoki defeated Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki when Aoki submitted Iwasaki with the Cross Armbreaker (11:10).
5. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase when Dino submitted Watase with the Lip Lock (10:22).
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Mike Bailey & Guanchulo when Sasaki submitted Guanchulo with the Cross Facelock (11:13).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Toru Owashi with a 6 Reverse Horizontal Chop Barrage (19:58).
*V3 for Konosuke Takeshita. Toru Owashi cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
The last of the Right To Challenge Contracts has been used but it resulted in failure for Toru Owashi. After holding on to the contract for almost five months he finally got his KO-D Openweight Title shot against Konosuke Takeshita. He was on the defence from the start when Takeshita Dropkicked him out of the ring but he dodged a Plancha. Takeshita targeted Owashi’s right arm until a Chop battle broke out. Owashi won that and locked in the WAR Special. Another Chop battle ended with Owashi throwing down Takeshita with a Choke Slam. Owashi then hit the Diving Body Press for a nearfall. Takeshita avoided the Power Bomb and threw Lariats to regain control. He hit a Vertical Drop Brainbuster but Owashi kicked out at one! Takeshita hit the Blue Thunder but Owashi kicked out at two. Takeshita hit the German Suplex but Owashi kicked out at two again! Takeshita then hit a Reverse Horizontal Chop and that was the killing blow. “Owashi” chants filled the room when he was helped out to the back but Shuji Ishikawa then appeared. He and Takeshita faced off, confirming the two will fight for the KO-D Title at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016”. Ishikawa congratulated Takeshita for the victory but also said he will get revenge on his 4 minute loss to him from May at DDT’s biggest stage. DAMNATION will prove they are the best team and he will prove he is the strongest when he robs the belt from Takeshita. Takeshita said the strongest in DDT is the person with the belt and that’s him. He will fight Ishikawa with full force at Sumo Hall.
Daisuke Sasaki felt triumphant when he & Tetsuya Endo defeated Mike Bailey & Guanchulo. He told Bailey there is no use fighting him. He then called out Dick Togo and demanded he appear. Bailey in English replied he didn’t know what to say. Sasaki said (in Japanese) he doesn’t know what Bailey is saying but he should listen because Mother Earth revolves around DAMNATION. Remember that!
Danshoku Dino wanted to kick off Beer Garden week with a toast to his fellow opponents. It was all a ruse and he spat beer on Mizuki Watase to kick off the match. Dino later put mayonnaise in his mouth then gave Watase the Lip Lock to make him submit. LiLiCo rushed into the ring to check on her boyfriend after the match. Dino welcomed her to Beer Garden and offered her a toast for their upcoming “hottest summer” in Sumo Hall. This time the offer was genuine and the two drank during their standoff. In a backstage interview Dino said he is convinced Watase is gay and his relationship with LiLiCo is trying to hide it. Dino will prove it at Sumo Hall.
In a preview of the AJPW Jr. Title Match at Sumo Hall, things went off the rails between Hikaru Sato and Soma Takao. While Atsushi Aoki was tapping out Kouki Iwasaki, Sato also had Takao locked in a Cross Armbreaker submission. Sato refused to let go of the hold when his partner won the match and it had to be broken up. Takao retaliated with a Dropkick and the two began fighting around ringside while their seconds tried to stop them.
Chikara was given his only chance to get rid of the King Of Dark Title before Sumo Hall with a dark match against Sanshiro Takagi. Chikara did well with his Chop heavy offence but was outsmarted when Takagi gave him a Low Dropkick to the legs followed by La Magistral Cradle for the three count. Chikara’s father Mitsuo Momota watched the match from the sidelines and approached Amon Tsurumi with an offer. He wants to wrestle with his son at Sumo Hall and help him lose that cursed championship. Momota doesn’t care that it’s the dark match because he had been a curtain jerker for years!
The list of candidates for this year’s DDT Dramatic General Election was announced at intermission. The field is made up almost entirely of DDT regulars but KAI and Yuko Miyamoto are also included due to their involvement in the KO-D Tag Team Title Match at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016”. Mitsuo Momota also successfully negotiated Chikara to be included because of Chikara’s King Of Dark reign. The deadline for more candidates to enter is 13th August.