DDT “SAITAMA SLAM! VOL. 15”, 08/10/2016
Saitama Kasukabe Hall
350 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
0. King Of Dark Title: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Cherry defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) & Saki Akai when Matsunaga pinned Shimatani with a Cradle Crush (8:27).
*D1 for Nobuhiro Shimatani.
1. Sound And TV Match Facing A Prelude: Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Polly defeated Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi when Polly pinned Oishi with the Polly Buster (9:38).
2. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase when Ishii pinned Takao with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (9:01).
3. Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Toru Owashi & Yasu Urano when Takayama pinned Urano with the Running Kneelift (10:46).
4. LiLiCo’s New Boyfriend Decision 4 Way Match: Kazuki Hirata (w/ Sanshiro Takagi) defeated Gota Ihashi (w/ Amon Tsurumi), Kikutaro (/w Yukinori Matsui) and Guanchulo (/w Danshoku Dino) (10:26).
4a. Kikutaro eliminated Gota Ihashi with a Cradle (3:15).
4b. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Guanchulo after a Double Thrust Kick with Kikutaro (8:01).
4c. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Kikutaro with the Reverse One Shot Miracle Cradle (10:26).
-. Exhibition Match: Yuki Ueno Vs Keisuke Ishii ended in a Time Limit Draw (3:00).
5. Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Mike Bailey defeated Yukio Sakagichi, Masahiro Takanashi & Rekka when Honda pinned Takanashi with the Diving Fist Drop (13:26).
6. Smile Squash Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Akito when Sasaki pinned Akito with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (19:33).
Daisuke Sasaki was able to pin Akito by countering the Hanamasa into a Hurricanrana. Sasaki that the win was no big deal and HARASHIMA’s era ended a long time ago.
It turns out Mike Bailey made it to the show in time after all. He was originally pulled from the card when his flight to Japan was delayed. But he got to Saitama in time and was added back in the last minute. Rekka was thrown in with Shuten-dōji to make it a 6-Man Tag Match. When Antonio Honda grabbed the victory he said Happy Motels were ready to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on 10th October.
LiLiCo came to Kasukabe Hall for DDT’s version of Blind Date except there was no Cilla Black for several obvious reasons. Danshoku Dino, Sanshiro Takagi, Amon Tsurumi and Yukinori Matsui all gathered eligible men to fight for LiLiCo’s companionship and the last one standing would get the opportunity to win her love. Takagi gave Kazuki Hirata a 5 yen coin on a string so he could hypnotise LiLiCo into falling in love with him. Dino convinced Guanchulo to take part so he could get a visa that would let him stay in Japan forever. Matsui brought in Kikutaro so Kikutaro could get LiLiCo’s money. Tsurumi couldn’t find anyone until Gota Ihashi pleaded to be his pick. LiLiCo wasn’t impressed with her options. Hirata won her over when he gave her the HIRATA GO! glasses and they danced on their way to Hirata winning the match. However Hirata wasn’t interested in LiLiCo and it turned out nobody else in the match really cared either. So Dino, Takagi, Tsurumi & Matsui gathered together to find another solution. Matsui suggested they go find Kuishinbo Kamen or Magnitude Kishiwada only to be reminded they already have wives. Their discussion was interrupted when Aja Kong appeared! Kong was pissed at seeing these men toying with LiLiCo’s emotions so she was going to do something about it. Kikutaro told everyone to leave it to him and he grabbed Kong’s breast. Kong and LiLiCo knocked him out. They then gave Hirata a Double Brainbuster. Kong then got angry at Tsurumi for not booking her at any of this year’s Sumo Hall shows. When Kong found out about the big Osaka Edion Arena show in December she told everyone that she and LiLiCo will team up on that show. Tsurumi accepted it without any hesitation.
Keisuke Ishii pinning Soma Takao in Match #2 will probably have ramifications for Soma’s AJPW Jr. Title.
Danshoku Dino worked out that Shuji Ishikawa has a 40% chance of beating him at their KO-D Openweight Title match. Ishikawa brushed those calculations aside and said he can beat Dino under normal conditions. Ishikawa & Mad Polly beating Dino & Makoto Oishi was proof of that. Oishi’s beaten body set a fire in Dino’s heart. Dino said he will fight for Oishi when he faces Ishikawa again tomorrow.
Now that the DDT Dramatic General Election is over, T2Hide had an announcement to make. Sanshiro Takagi was shocked that a large group of 11 wrestlers finished in 5th place. He believed now is the time for the group to disband. Toru Owashi slapped him for saying such a selfish thing. Owashi instead wanted to cut down on members and gave everyone an opportunity to quit. He closed his eyes for five seconds and whoever stayed in the ring when he opened his eyes would continue to be part of the group. Only Takagi and Kazuki Hirata stayed so now T2Hide is back to consisting of just its three original members.
The rivalry between Saki Akai and Cherry is flaring up again. They were both in the King Of Dark Title Match and Cherry wanted to make sure Akai would become the champion. Cherry convinced everyone to make a temporary rule change where whoever took the loss became the champion even if the current champion Nobuhiro Shimatani wasn’t involved. In the match itself Cherry tried hard to make sure Akai would get beaten but instead Shimatani took the fall and remained champion. Cherry told Akai she narrowly escaped and she is looking forward to their match at Korakuen Hall.
Shigehiro Irie is expected to return from the USA soon. One of his first matches back will be at the “DDT FES 2016” on 6th November. It will be Irie & Konosuke Takeshita Vs HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi!