DDT “DDT FREE -MAY-”, 11/05/2022
349 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
1. Saki Akai & Soma Takao defeated Maya Yukihi & Kazuki Hirata when Akai pinned Hirata with the Rookie Award (9:45).
2. Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno (w/ Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari) defeated Toru Owashi & Akito when Iino pinned Akito with the Yoropean Clutch (10:25).
3. HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuji Hino & Toi Kojima when Yoshimura pinned Kojima with the Harai Goshi (10:15).
4. Special Single Match: Yuki Ueno defeated Yukio Naya with an Inverted Hurricanrana (11:08).
5. Daisuke Sasaki, MJ Paul & KANON defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Hideki Okatani & Yuki Ishida when Paul pinned Ishida with the Death Valley Bomb (11:35).
6. Special Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Jun Akiyama defeated Yusuke Okada & Yuya Koroku when Akiyama pinned Koroku with the Exploder Suplex (15:38).
7. Road To Audience 2022! Special 6-Man Tag Match: MAO, Asuka & Shunma Katsumata defeated Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda when MAO pinned Honda with the Michinoku Driver II (21:11).
The spotlight currently shines brightly on the scenario involving CDK, MAO, Asuka, the KO-D Tag Team Titles and the DDT Universal Title. It draws in more people because Shunma Katsumata and Antonio Honda joined in the fun too. ShunMao gave Honda a Double Stunner and then got Asuka to get involved in a Triple Miracle Ecstasy. CDK broke the count but both were taken out with dives from Katsumata & Asuka. Honda got his second wind by doing a Lou Thesz Press and Super Kick to MAO. But MAO cut him off and grabbed the win with the Michinoku Driver II. MAO said this match is an example of DDT being on the cutting edge because they do not use any divided weight class or big name guest today.
Backstage ShunMao described the match like it was a sauna. Asuka says she can’t go to saunas because she has a tattoo. Katsumata invited her to go visit his business the Sea Sauna Shack where that wouldn’t be a problem. Asuka talked about how Chris Brookes pissed her off during the match. Katsumata warned her he can be dangerous so the best way to deal with him is to accuse him of making violent threats so his Twitter account gets banned. Asuka said she would rather take the KO-D Tag Titles from him. She then started asking Katsumata questions about Carousel❤️Shun. Over on the other side, Masahiro Takanashi admitted CDK weren’t prepared for how strong and aggressive Asuka is.
BURNING Vs BURNING had the expected result of BURNING beating BURNING. Did you get all of that? Jun Akiyama pinned Yuya Koroku and along with Tetsuya Endo praised him for the hard work he’s been doing. His advice to him is to think for himself more and more. Think about how he can rise to the top. It doesn’t need to be as massive as Koroku imagining himself carrying the company on his back. He just needs to imagine how he will move up the ladder. If he can do that then DDT will move up with him. Yusuke Okada thinks he has always been stuck in the same position Koroku is in now so he knows he has to continue working hard too.
Hideki Okatani and KANON targeted each other a lot in their match and kept fighting after it was over. Daisuke Sasaki mocked Okatani for thinking he can beat KANON and had threats aimed towards Yukio Sakaguchi, who wasn’t there today. Okatani called DAMNATION T.A goofy and undeserving of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. His growing attitude is approved by Kazusada Higuchi, who himself is confident that Eruption will win the vacant titles on 22nd May.
Even though Yuki Ueno won his match against Yukio Naya, he thought Naya showed more growth and it is only a matter of time before Naya breaks out in DDT. Ueno’s current position means he can’t afford to let other wrestlers use him as a springboard. There are no weight divisions in DDT so no matter how big his opponents are, Ueno can’t lose to them if he wants to be champion.
Danshoku Dieno asked if Akito wants to join Pheromones because they will be all teaming together at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2022”. Akito refused, calling them the most vile unit in DDT. His point was proven when Pheromones found ways to make Akito do lewd things to Toru Owashi before Yuki Iino pinned him with the Yoropean Clutch. After the match Dieno complained about Akito sending mixed signals. He doesn’t want to join Pheromones but he still joins in on their fun? They left the ring and Akito demanded to be pulled out of the match. Sanshiro Takagi apologised for putting the CyberFight VP into the match without his permission. He explained the reason is somebody has to team with them to make sure they don’t cross the line during the live broadcast of a mega show like “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL”. Akito asked why couldn’t Takagi team with them and Takagi’s answer was Pheromones would figure out it is a trap right away. Takagi has grudges with them but Akito is a neutral who gets along with everybody. Takagi then talked about having a shoulder problem that could prevent him from doing his job as CyberFight President. If Akito does a good job keeping Pheromones under control then maybe he could replace Takagi as President! Akito suddenly had a change of heart and offered to team with Pheromones for a few warm up matches before “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL”. He will trick Pheromones into letting him join the unit and destroy them from within!
Maya Yukihi continues to fit in with DDT, even when she doesn’t want to. She declined Kazuki Hirata’s offer to wear the Hirata GO! glasses so he knocked her out with the Tegatana Chop and placed the glasses on her face anyway. That backfired when Yukihi’s dancing attacks targeted him as well as their opponents. Soma Takao gave Hirata the Perfect Driver and Saki Akai then pinned him with the Rookie Award. Akai can see Yukihi is having fun in DDT but she worries she is not taking full advantage of her surroundings. She hopes their upcoming rematch will set Yukihi back on track. Yukihi promised to avenge the singles loss to Akai and conquer more of DDT.
Midway through the show five new trainees were introduced to the fans. A tryout was held by DDT in March looking for new recruits aged 18 to 23 years old. They new trainees are Kazuma Sumi from Mie, Yuya Takaki from Shiga, Rukiya Ikeda from Osaka, Shogo Hamaguchi from Aichi and Takeshi Masada from Osaka.