“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake
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1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno defeated Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata when Takeshita submitted Hirata with a Texas Cloverleaf (9:37).
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano defeated Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness when Nakajima pinned Takaiwa with the Vertical Spike (12:35).
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki defeated Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO when Shiozaki pinned SAKAMOTO with the Short Range Lariat (15:06).
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Kenou & Hajime Ohara defeated Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada when Kenou pinned Kotoge with a Diving Foot Stomp (13:33).
5. Impact X Division Title: Taiji Ishimori (c) defeated Mike Bailey with the 450 Splash (9:20).
*V2 for Taiji Ishimori.
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka defeated Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo when Hama pinned Kozo with the Okido Press (14:52).
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno defeated Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano when Takeshita pinned Kumano with the German Suplex (16:48).

The power of friendship spurred DDT’s team to go all the way and win the 2017 Differ Cup! Pro wrestling’s farewell to Differ Ariake was represented by the return of the inter-promotional Differ Cup tag team tournament. Konosuke Takeshita said he wants to use this victory to push him towards making DDT the best and strongest wrestling company in Japan. He also took satisfaction from beating Katsuhiko Nakajima’s team in the final, gaining a little revenge from Nakajima beating him four years ago at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2013”. Takeshita’s tag partner Yuki Ueno was thrilled to win his first tournament and wants to evolve even more as a wrestler. He said Nakajima’s kicks were so painful that he thought he was going to die.

Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo were accompanied by Kozo’s middle aged father. He wore a YOSSHA shirt so the fans chanted “Masao” at him, thinking it was Masao Inoue in a kappa costume. The father got involved to protect Kozo from Ryota Hama but he ended up getting squashed by Hama too.

Mike Bailey failed to win the Impact X Division Title from Taiji Ishimori. He missed the Ultima Weapon and Ishimori capitalised with the 450 Splash to win.

Danshoku Dino convinced Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki to go along with him and together become The Three Danshoku Brothers for the night.

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