DDT “KING OF DDT 2021 2ND ROUND”, 20/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
507 Fans – No Vacancy
0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Hideki Okatani defeated Yuki Iino & Yuya Koroku when Okatani pinned Koroku with the Northern Lights Suplex (7:49).
1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Shinya Aoki (c), Saki Akai, Makoto Oishi, Chris Brookes, Mad Anton, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata and Mad Paulie (11:03).
1a. Kazuki Hirata eliminated Shinya Aoki with a Cradle (3:08).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,513rd champion.
1b. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Chris Brookes by Ring Out (9:49).
*V1 for Kazuki Hirata.
1c. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Saki Akai by Ring Out (9:50).
*V2 for Kazuki Hirata.
1d. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Toru Owashi by Ring Out (9:51).
*V3 for Kazuki Hirata.
1e. Kazuki Hirata (c) eliminated Makoto Oishi by Ring Out (9:52).
*V4 for Kazuki Hirata.
1f. Kazuki Hirata (c), Mad Paulie & Mad Anton eliminated each other by Triple Ring Out (11:03).
*No title change because the match had no current participants left when the triple elimination happened.
2. Steak Kuiyagare Presents Yusuke Okada DDT Pro Wrestling Affiliation Commemoration! Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno defeated Yusuke Okada with the Gaydo Clutch (6:41). (Special Witness: Kiyoshi Hayashishita)
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Akito & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuki Ueno & Shunma Katsumata and Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Akito submitted Shimatani with the Figure 4 Leg Lock (8:21).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Shiyna Aoki defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with a Sleeper Hold (12:26 pm).
*Shinya Aoki becomes the 1,514th champion.
4. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Brain Claw Slam (11:50).
5. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Konosuke Takeshita defeated MAO with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock (13:08).
6. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Jun Akiyama with a Cradle (4:02).
7. King Of DDT 2021 – Round 2: Yuji Hino defeated HARASHIMA with the Fuckin’ BOMB (24:49).
The King Of DDT field has been cut down from eight to four after today. The hardest fought match in Round 2 was the main event where Yuji Hino eliminated HARASHIMA after almost 25 minutes. Hino took everything HARASHIMA threw at him and asked for more. The regular Somato couldn’t work so HARASHIMA went for the Swan Dive version. Hino blocked him before he could pull it off and attempted the Fuckin’ BOMB only for HARASHIMA to escape. HARASHIMA used Leg Kicks and Buzzsaw Kicks to break Hino down for one more Somato. But Hino got the better of him and hit the Fuckin’ BOMB to win. The two gave each other a fist bump after the match as a show of respect.
Daisuke Sasaki has found a winning formula for the tournament. Cheat like hell! Mad Paulie pulled the referee out of the ring when it looked like Jun Akiyama was about to beat Sasaki in minutes. Akiyama fought him off but was vulnerable to a Low Blow. Akiyama countered the Sasaki Hurricanrana into a Power Bomb and went for the Running Knee Strike. Sasaki dodged it, hit another Low Blow when Akiyama stopped himself from colliding with the ref and then rolled up Akiyama for the upset.
In the battle of The 37KAMIINA, handshakes were replaced with the “NeppoWER!!” pose. MAO dug deep into his box of tricks and used Mike Bailey’s Ultima Weapon move to get ahead. Konosuke Takeshita rolled away from the Cannonball 450 and hit some Zahi knee strikes to try and put MAO down for good. MAO kept kicking out of moves until he finally succumbed to the Modified Chickenwing Facelock. Takeshita asked for a handshake after the match and got the NeppoWER pose instead. Backstage MAO said the match will make The 37KAMIINA more united than ever. He will do his best to change his image from the slapstick guy of the group to the strong slapstick guy of the group.
Last year’s winner is out of the tournament! In a rematch from the 2020 semi-final, Kazusada Higuchi gets his revenge by beating Tetsuya Endo in the latest chapter of their rivalry. The use of the Brain Claw was the difference maker here. The move helped Higuchi break out of the Yurikamome Hold. Endo freed himself to go for one last gasp but Higuchi grabbed him in the Brain Claw again and hit a Twisting Brain Claw Slam to get the three count.
At the end of the show the semi-finalists took part in a lottery to determine who will face who in the final rounds on 4th July. Daisuke Sasaki and Konosuke Takeshita both pulled out blue balls so they will fight each other. That left Yuji Hino and Kazusada Higuchi staring each other down to set up the other semi-final. Backstage, Takeshita said it doesn’t matter if he is in good shape or not. He knows he has to stay alert against Sasaki. The match will come down to luck. Sasaki admitted that his version of King’s Road didn’t work today but he’ll use it to crush Takeshita. Higuchi calls Hino a high wall to climb over. He has to break through him because Higuchi never makes it past the semi-finals. Hino didn’t have much of substance to say because he was tired after the main event. He’ll be happy is Sasaki wins and they meet in an all DAMNATION final. But he would like to face Takeshita in the final too.
The 3 Way Tag match had its wacky stuff happening. Nobuhiro Shimatani kept shouting “I’m Nobu!” in response to Shunma Katsumata doing the NeppoWER pose. They then teamed up to double team Naomi Yoshimura when he tried to stop the both of them. Soma Takao picked his moments to Double Stomp opponents and slam Shimatani onto them. Akito grabbed a lot of limbs to twist people into each other. Yuki Ueno convinced Yoshimura to work together again for a Nautilus reunion. When Ueno was done with it he hit Yoshimura with a Missile Dropkick to end the alliance. Yoshimura knocked him out of the ring with a Lariat and left it clear for Akito to submit Shimatani.
Danshoku Dieno announced his goal today was to beat Yusuke Okada so he can fully take over “Big Daddy” Kiyoshi Hayashishita’s restaurant. Then the customers will get to suck meat instead of eating it. After Dieno got his hands on Okada during the match, Big Daddy entered the ring to rescue his friend. Dieno grabbed him and attempted to do the Danshoku Driver but Okada stopped it. Okada went to give Dieno the Lip Lock but Dieno ducked and Big Daddy got it instead. Dieno then pinned Okada with the Gaydo Clutch. After the match Okada told Big Daddy that he will continue to do his best as a DDT wrestler. Big Daddy told him you win some, you lose some. He also admitted Okada is a surprisingly good kisser.
Before the Battle Royal began, some of the wrestlers found a mystery drink in the locker room with a note attached to it. The note said it was a “pick me up” from Mad Paulie. Only Antonio Honda drank it but he said it tasted great. Yukio Sakaguchi also grabbed the bottle when nobody was looking. The effects of the drink were revealed when Mad Anton walked out instead of Honda. Kazuki Hirata won the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title from Shinya Aoki by eliminating him early in the match. Hirata was eliminated along with Paulie and Anton when all three of them pulled each other out of the ring to the floor. The ring was empty at this point so it did not count as a title change. There was one last entrant though. Yukio Sakaguchi walked out with a face like Mad Paulie and he won the match by default. He gave a victory speech afterwards but only said “Po.”
Hirata escaped from the Paulies but was chased back into the ring later in the show. Hirata fought off Paulie, Anton and Sakaguchi then celebrated with the Iron Man Title. Suddenly, Shinya Aoki returned with his face also looking like Mad Paulie. Aoki choked out Hirata to win back the title then celebrated with the rest of the Paulies.
The pre-show match mixed together heavyweights with the rookies. Yuki Iino and Yukio Naya cancelled each other out so it came down to Hideki Okatani and Yuya Koroku to break the deadlock. Koroku got a nearfall with a Backslide Pin but Okatani got him in the end with the Northern Lights Suplex.
Yoshiaki Yatsu attended the show to find out who he will team with for the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles match on 4th July. Hisaya Imabayashi told him that Hiroshi Yamato & Akito both offered to be on the team because they competed in amateur wrestling for the Junior Olympics. Keigo Nakamura then entered the ring asking to join because he too competed in that competition in high school. He was eliminated in the first round but he wants to take on the challenge side by side with the other “Olympians”. Yatsu agreed to team with all three of them and they will be Team (Junior) Olympia!