DDT “DNA 21 ~THANK YOU KITAZAWA TOWN HALL! THE LAST PRO WRESTLING BEFORE RENOVATION~”, 30/09/2016
Kitazawa Town Hall
1. Ryuichi Sekine defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Let’s Combine (7:49).
2. Keisuke Ishii defeated Rekka with the Tiger Suplex (8:00).
3. NωA Sub-Leader Playoff: MAO defeated Makoto Oishi with the Chile Driver (6:25).
4. Same Grade Of Claim: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (11:03).
5. Hardcore Match: Jun Kasai defeated Mizuki Watase with the Pearl Harbour Splash (12:12).
6. Road To DNA-GP: Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata Vs Guanchulo & Kouki Iwasaki ended in a Time Limit Draw (30:00).
As the show name suggests this is the last DNA show held in Kitazawa Town Hall for now while the building goes through renovations for the next 18 months. That means the hall won’t be available until 2018. At the end of the show all of the DNA wrestlers lined up to say goodbye to the building that supported the brand since its very first show in 2014. Kazusada Higuchi said he has many memories of hard work and a hot summer wrestling in the building.
The main event took both teams to their limit and a winner could not be decided. Guanchulo gave Higuchi the Death Valley Bomb then Shunma Katsumata caught Guanchulo with the Swan Dive X Factor. Kouki Iwasaki locked a Triangle Choke on Higuchi but he powered out of it and hit a Lariat in the final seconds before the time expired.
If fighting Jun Kasai wasn’t bad enough, Mizuki Watase now had to fight the Crazy Monkey in a Hardcore Match! And it was his idea! Kasai was kind enough to let Watase start off with a chair but it didn’t take long for that object to be used against him. Kasai turned the match into a ringside brawl where he Body Slammed Watase onto the floor and scratched at his pretty face. Kasai brought out a table but Watase suddenly began throwing chairs at Kasai to stop him. Watase placed Kasai on top of the table and hit a Diving Body Press through it! Back in the ring Watase kicked out of the Reverse Tiger Driver but couldn’t kick out of the Pearl Harbour Splash. Watase said he wanted to have a Hardcore match so he could get a taste of Kasai when he’s at 100%. He described it as mortifying but delicious.
Konosuke Takeshita gave a lot of praise to the DNA wrestlers after his match with Nobuhiro Shimatani. Everybody from Higuchi to Rekka have been working hard. He said he feels Kota Umeda’s frustration from getting injured before the DNA Grand Prix. He wished Shimatani luck and hopes the next time they face each other, Shimatani will be the Grand Prix champion.
The NωA leader was already determined a while ago. That’s Shunma Katsumata. However the other two members decided to fight over who gets to be the sub-leader of the band. MAO hit a modified Tombstone called the Chile Driver to beat Makoto Oishi. Although he won the match MAO’s right knee was targeted a lot and he now worries if its current condition will harm his chances going into the Grand Prix.
The DNA Grand Prix group draws were revealed. Block A contains Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki, MAO, Rekka, Yuki Ueno and Royse Isaacs. Ueno’s debut match will be against Higuchi. Block B has Shunma Katsumata, Guanchulo, Mizuki Watase, Daiki Shimomura, Nobuhiro Shimatani and Mike Bailey. Shimatani is determined to do anything for the one way ticket to New York. His generation rival Shimomura pointed out he is on a two match winning streak against Shimatani. Watase claims he has the most experience in his group thanks to his DNA matches with Shinjiro Otani, Yuko Miyamoto and now Jun Kasai. Guanchulo warned Katsumata that although they are amigos, they are now also rivals in the same block.