Video – “CRY TO THE FIRE! 2019” Digest Highlights

August 14, 2019

DDT “CRY TO THE FIRE! 2019”, 10/08/2019
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall
195 Fans

1. Soma Takao, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato Vs MAO, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
2. Kazuki Hirata Marunage Match: Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (w/ Sanshiro Takagi) Vs Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma
3. The Last Time Was Only A Signing Event, Danshoku Dieno Will Wrestle In Hiroshima For The First Time In A Year And Two Months 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Makoto Oishi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazusada Higuchi


DDT “CRY TO THE FIRE! 2019” Results

August 10, 2019

DDT “CRY TO THE FIRE! 2019”, 10/08/2019
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multipurpose Hall
195 Fans

1. MAO, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya defeated Soma Takao, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato when MAO pinned Shimatani with the Michinoku Driver II (10:13).
2. Kazuki Hirata Marunage Match: Kenshin Chikano & Rey Paloma defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata (w/ Sanshiro Takagi) when Paloma pinned Hirata with a Backslide Pin (11:45).
3. The Last Time Was Only A Signing Event, Danshoku Dieno Will Wrestle In Hiroshima For The First Time In A Year And Two Months 3 Way Match: Antonio Honda defeated Danshoku Dieno and Akito when Honda pinned Dieno with a Rope Assisted Pin (8:55).
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Yuki Ueno (c) with an Arm Trapped Triangle Choke (9:50).
*Yukio Sakaguchi becomes the 1,399th champion.
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata defeated Makoto Oishi & Masahiro Takanashi when Katsumata pinned Oishi with the ¡Hasta la vista! (8:09).
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazusada Higuchi when Sasaki submitted Yoshimura with La Mistica Cross Facelock (15:29).

The DAMNATION wrestlers threw out insults at their opponents after the main event. Daisuke Sasaki continued calling himself Kazusada Higuchi’s dad because he slept with Higuchi’s “bitch mom” back when Sasaki was three years old. Meanwhile Tetsuya Endo tried to provoke HARASHIMA by telling him to stop getting angry. Endo then blew off the interaction by telling Sasaki he doesn’t have feelings of any kind for HARASHIMA.

Yukio Sakaguchi regained the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title from Yuki Ueno. Sakaguchi said that he is not getting closer to the belt. Instead it is the belt coming closer to him. Ueno attempted to ambush Sakaguchi at the end of the show but failed to win back the title.

Danshoku Dieno declared that the hero of Hiroshima has come back to wrestle in his hometown for the first time in a year and two months. He promised not to lose because a defeat for Dieno is also a defeat for Hiroshima. He asked his opponents if they could do a Three Arrows match. It is a 3 Way Match where only two wrestlers are allowed in the ring. The third wrestler has to wait on the apron and either tag in or wait until one of his opponents leaves the ring. Akito and Antonio Honda agreed to the rules then knocked Dieno out of the ring to start the match. The match ended when Akito took Dieno’s Lip Lock, then Honda rolled Dieno into a pin and used the ropes for leverage.

Kazuki Hirata successfully hitchhiked from Tokyo all the way to Hiroshima in time to wrestle on the show. In fact he was the first to arrive at the venue because DDT’s company bus got held up in traffic earlier in the day (the show started late as a result). Hirata ended up losing the match for his team but still received praise from the others for his hitchhiking achievement.

Tomomitsu Matsunaga was the referee for some of the matches.


Video – DISASTER Joshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi

August 5, 2019

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DISASTER BOX DAY~”, 30/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE
462 Fans – No Vacancy

DISASTER Joshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Shinjuku Super Whirlwind!~ 6-Women Tag Team Elimination Match: Hara Shimako, Kazuko Hirata & Yuko Ueno Vs Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Shun❤️Carousel


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DDT~” Results

August 4, 2019

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DDT~”, 03/08/2019
Shinjuku FACE
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Yukio Naya defeated Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato when Oishi pinned Shimatani with a European Clutch (8:25).
2. Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated A. YAZAWA, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata and Yuni when Sakaguchi pinned Hirata with a PK (11:18).
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Asuka ended in a No Contest when everybody got drunk (16:10).
4. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO & Mizuki Watase ended in a No Contest when everybody turned into Danshoku Dieno (10:31).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Watermelon Split Match: Jiro Kuroshio defeated Akito when Kuroshio split the watermelon (13:15).
*Akito fails in V2. Jiro Kuroshio becomes the 46th DDT Extreme Champion!
6. Beer Garden Special Feature Customer Lottery 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Naomi Yoshimura when Higuchi pinned Yoshimura with the Doctor Bomb (20:31).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (c) with a Beer Can Attack (9:14 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,394th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Saki Akai (c) with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (9:15 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,395th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with the Sleeper Hold (9:16 pm).
*Yukio Sakaguchi becomes the 1,396th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Can Of Beer defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (c) by Pinfall (9:17 pm).
*Can Of Beer becomes the 1,397th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuki Ueno defeated Can Of Beer (c) by drinking the beer (9:18 pm).
*Yuki Ueno becomes the 1,398th champion.

The second half of today’s Shinjuku FACE double header was DDT hosting the final show of this year’s Beer Garden series. The main event was the annual Beer Garden finale, a 6-Man Tag Match with the teams organised by fans picking balls out of a box. The match everyone got was Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Naomi Yoshimura. Bailey hit the Green Tea Plunge on Takeshita and HARASHIMA jumped on top of them with a Springboard Body Press. Takao broke the pin with a chair and the four of them fought their way out of the ring. That left Higuchi to thump Yoshimura with a Lariat and pin him with the Doctor Bomb.

The DDT Extreme Title was on the line in a Watermelon Split Match. A watermelon was placed in the ring. If a wrestler damaged the watermelon they would be disqualified. However if a wrestler got a one count pin, they would be given a chance to split the watermelon with a shovel after spinning around in circles ten times while wearing a blindfold. If they damaged the watermelon that way then they would be the winner. Akito and Jiro Kuroshio both had their chances to win but smashing a watermelon while dizzy and blindfolded is a difficult task. Kuroshio only won by accident when he swung the shovel at the ropes, the shovel bounced back, hit Kuroshio in the face and he fell on top of the watermelon to split it into pieces.

Daisuke Sasaki entered the ring after the match but it was just to compliment Kuroshio’s hair and also eat some watermelon. Hisaya Imabayashi didn’t believe him and said he really wanted to be the next Extreme Title challenger. He booked a title match between Kuroshio and Sasaki for 25th August. Kuroshio then asked for a KO-D Tag Team Titles match on the 1st September Osaka show. He wanted either Takeshita or Sanshiro Takagi to be his partner but they both have title defences on that show. Kuroshio then said his partner will be… his older brother Kazutoshi? Imabayashi didn’t know who he was talking about until Kuroshio said he meant Kazusada Higuchi. He got his “brother’s” name wrong. Higuchi accepted the offer and promised to win the tag titles with his “true brother”. A drunk Sasaki fell asleep in the corner while this was going on.

Catastrophe struck at the start of the show when Danshoku Dieno, Yuki Ueno, MAO and Mizuki Watase all collided head first into each other during a respectful handshake. When it was time for their tag match nobody knew what condition the four of them would be in. Dieno came out thinking he was Watase and Ueno thought he was MAO. Then MAO & Watase both came out thinking they were Dieno! They wrestled the match using each other’s moves until Dieno and Ueno had their tights pulled down revealing Danshoku tights underneath. Everybody was now Danshoku Dieno! They all chased after Keigo Nakamura, causing the match to be stopped.

The tag match before that also ended without a winner. Here the two teams agreed to take a drink after every kickout and rope break. Obviously it was another excuse for Sasaki and Masahiro Takanashi to get drunk again. Tetsuya Endo and Asuka got to join in. Even Daisuke Kiso was convinced to take some shots. Yukinori Matsui argued with Kiso for drinking at work but Kiso gave him a Lariat. Everyone laughed but the bell rang and the match was ruled a No Contest. No one cared because they still got to drink.

There was a whole lot of dancing in the Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match. A. YAZAWA did his thing until he was choked out by his own suspenders. Yuni gave Kazuki Hirata an Old School rope walk then danced with Toru Owashi. It wasn’t just rock music, Yukio Sakaguchi wound up dancing to “Swan Lake”! Kazuki Hirata joined in when the music turned to something more danceable for him but Sakaguchi Penalty Kicked him for the win.

Since this was the last day of Beer Garden you can’t be mad that most of the wrestlers were more interested in eating and drinking instead of wrestling. That is what Yukio Naya and Mad Paulie got up to in the opening match. When it was time for them to get involved in the ring they were able to clear house handily. Nobuhiro Shimatani got himself tagged in assuring his partners to leave the match to him. Shunma Katsumata and Hiroshi Yamato took each other out which left no one around to stop Makoto Oishi’s European Clutch on Shimatani.

The show ended with each of the wrestlers raising a toast and shouting “Kanpai” at the fans. Hirata then got a party going by starting the Hirata GO! dance and getting others to join in. Sakaguchi was ready to take part when Saki Akai suddenly knocked him out with a can of beer! Akai pinned him to become the new Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion. Hirata then pinned Akai with the Miracle One Shot Cradle to win the belt. Sakaguchi got back up and choked out Hirata with the Sleeper Hold to get the title back.

Ueno then offered Sakaguchi a beer but he drank it back so deep that he fell to the mat with the can still on top of his face. Matsui counted to three and declared the Can Of Beer as the new champion! Ueno drank what was left in the can and Matsui then declared him the champion! Sakaguchi chased Ueno out of the ring while HARASHIMA and Takagi said their final words. Takagi said Beer Garden will live forever even though he missed it due to injury.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DISASTER BOX DAY~” Results

July 30, 2019

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DISASTER BOX DAY~”, 30/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE
462 Fans – No Vacancy

1. DDT Grand Sumo Summer Place: Mike Bailey defeated HARASHIMA, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Keisuke Ishii, Yuki Ueno, Nobuhiro Shimatani, MAO and SAGAT.
1a. Round 1: SAGAT defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani by Oshitaoshi.
1b. Round 1: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated MAO by Uwatenage.
1c. Round 1: HARASHIMA defeated Yuki Ueno by Oshitaoshi.
1d. Round 1: Mike Bailey defeated Keisuke Ishii by Oshitaoshi.
1e. Semi-Final: Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated SAGAT by Sukuinage.
1f. Semi-Final: Mike Bailey defeated HARASHIMA by Oshitaoshi.
1g. Final: Mike Bailey defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga by Uwatenage.
2. Surplus Girl And Sukeban And Children And Gays: Margaret☆Owashi, Saki Sukeban, Yukiko & Yuni defeated Mascara Gayruerra Jr. & Gay Urano when Yukiko pinned Gayruerra with a Middle Kick (10:21).
3. Doki! Entirely Hoss Mermaids Hardcore 3 Way Match: Kazuko Higuchi defeated Naomi and Francoise☆Ihashi (w/ Francoise☆Takagi) when Higuchi pinned Ihashi with a Diving Body Press (11:17).
4. DISASTER Joshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Shinjuku Super Whirlwind!~ 6-Women Tag Team Elimination Match: Hara Shimako, Kazuko Hirata & Yuko Ueno defeated Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Shun❤️Carousel (21:28).
4a. Akiko eliminated Hara Shimako by Ring Out (12:03).
4b. Yuko Ueno elminated Akiko by Ring Out (14:09).
4c. Kazuko Hirata eliminated Keiko Takeshita Jr. by Ring Out (16:55).
4d. Shun❤️Carousel eliminated Yuko Ueno by Ring Out (16:55).
4e. Kazuko Hirata eliminated Shun❤️Carousel with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (21:28).

DISASTER BOX Day began with Kazuko Hirata coming out dancing to “LOVE & JOY”. She told the audience to get drunk while they watch some brilliant joshi matches today. In the main event Kazuko was joined by the rest of DISASTER Joshi for an elimination match against ALL OUT Joshi. The first elimination happened when Akiko used a towel to choke out Hara Shimako on the ring apron. She then let Shimako drop to the floor outside. Akiko was then thrown over the top rope by Yuko Ueno. Akiko used her towel again to hold onto the ropes but Yuko pulled her fingers apart so she would fall down to the ground. Yuko and Keiko Takeshita Jr. were both sent out of the ring at the same time by Shun❤️Carousel and Kazuko for a double elimination. Kazuko pulled down Shun’s dress to distract her and then used the Miracle One Shot Cradle for the winning pinfall.

Kazuko invited all of the “joshi” down to the ring for the end of show speech. Hara Shimako came out dressed as Sadako from The Ring and everybody was encouraged to take selfies with her. Kazuko then danced to bring the day to an end.

A special rule was added to the 3 Way Match that allowed weapon usage as long as the item is associated with the sea. Weapons included a parasoul, sunglasses, swimming goggles and a water gun. Francoise☆Takagi tried to interfere by throwing the trainee Keigo Nakamura into the ring but she was scared off when Naomi pulled her hair off, revealing it to be a wig! Francoise☆Ihashi made Naomi upset by calling her fat. Kazuko Higuchi took out some wakame seaweed and smothered it into her opponents’ faces. She then pinned Ihashi with a bodyguard whistle assisted Diving Body Press. She later apologised for covering the ring in seaweed.

Saki Sukeban didn’t take kindly to being given orders during Match #2. She paused the match and told Hisako Imabayashi to come into the ring. She spanked Hisako whenever she felt the others weren’t wrestling properly. She spanked through almost everybody including Mascara Gayuerra Jr. & Gay Urano. But when it was Yuni’s turn Margaret☆Owashi stopped her to save the company from getting into trouble. Saki called out Sukeban Sakaguchi, but you can call her Yukiko! Actually, maybe don’t. Yukiko pinned Gayruerra with a Middle Kick and posed with Saki.

Mike Bailey won a sumo wrestling tournament. Never thought I’d write that. He asked what his prize was. It was honour.


DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~ALL OUT DAY~” Results

July 29, 2019

DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~ALL OUT DAY~”, 29/07/2019
Shinjuku FACE
417 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Game – Arm Wrestling: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Keigo Nakamura.
0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Game – Imitation: Keigo Nakamura defeated Yuki Iino.
0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Game – Salesgirl: Keigo Nakamura defeated Shunma Katsumura.
0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Game – Wrestling: Keigo Nakamura (2) defeated Akito (0) (1:00).
0. Keigo Nakamura Trainee Pro Wrestling Extra Game – Wrestling: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Keigo Nakamura by Pinfall (0:19).
1. Gongitsune Vs World’s Strongest Married Woman: Sakura Hirota defeated Antonio Honda after a Gongitsune Self Destruct (11:02).
2. Toru Owashi Rubber Mask Army Vs Danshoku Dieno Rubber Mask Army: Toru Owashi, Toru Owashi (Yuki Ueno) & Toru Owashi (Naomi Yoshimura) Vs Danshoku Dieno, Danshoku Dieno (Kazusada Higuchi) & Danshoku Dieno (Makoto Oishi) ended in a No Contest (11:37).
3. Akito defeated Shota with an Inside Cradle (15:06).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) defeated Isami Kodaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe when Katsumata pinned Abe with a Cradle (22:38).
*V1 for ALL OUT.

Beer Garden 2019 began with ALL OUT Day. In the main event the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles were on the line with the group taking on a combined BASARA/ZERO1 trio. Late in the match the champs were in danger when Fuminori Abe put Shunma Katsumata in the Manjigatame, Ikuto Hidaka had Yuki Iino trapped in the Shawn Capture and Isami Kodaka placed Konosuke Takeshita in a Cobra Twist. Takeshita broke out of the hold and used Iino as a step jump to launch himself into Abe, breaking up the Manjigatame. Katsumata then cradled Abe for the three count with the others too wrapped up in their submission holds to break it. Takeshita told his opponents that he does not think this will be the last time they face each other. Kodaka disagreed and said it was over between them, although Abe claimed otherwise. ALL OUT shared a toast with the fans to end the opening day of Beer Garden week.

Akito versus Shota was a Monthly Young Communications reunion. Akito felt he wouldn’t have a chance to talk to Shota again so after the match he told him how glad he was to have this match. They are around the same age but their careers went in different directions. Shota agreed that their match was important but for him it was so he could get into contendership for the DDT Extreme Title. He couldn’t achieve it today but he still liked wrestling with Akito again.

For the rubber mask match Toru Owashi got Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura to wear the Owashi masks while Danshoku Dieno got Kazusada Higuchi & Makoto Oishi to wear the Dieno masks. The masked wrestlers did their best to imitate their real inspirations in the ring until they began complaining about the heat. It was so warm that the masks made them sweat. They also couldn’t breath through them well. Everyone unmasked except for Higuchi. His got stuck and Dieno figured out he only had three minutes until he ran out of oxygen. Everyone tried to finish the match as fast as they could for Higuchi but he was certain he could continue. He fainted. Yoshimura put his mask back on but eventually fainted too. Then a mystery person entered the ring wearing an Owashi mask. Nobody could figure out who it was so they cancelled the match.

Sakura Hirota came down to the ring with her two children Kino & Megu. She explained that she was taking care of them today and does not know anybody in the locker room who could babysit for her. So Hirota and Antonio Honda would have to wrestle their match while the kids hung around in the ring. Hirota warned Honda not to do and loud sounding moves otherwise they would scare her children. That also included Yukinori Matsui’s pin counts. Honda put Hirota in a Crab Hold but Kino helped his mother reach the ropes. Honda then tried the Gongitsune trick but Hirota’s kids made the move backfire. Hirota and the kids then piled on top of Honda to pin him. After the match Honda told the kids that this was all Hirota’s idea so don’t blame him for anything. Megu then made Honda do the Gongitsune poke to himself.

Before the show began ALL OUT challenged the trainee Keigo Nakamura to a series of games against them. First up was an Arm Wrestling contest. Takeshita beat Nakamura in that. Next up was a game of imitation. Nakamura beat Iino by doing the Haka. The third game was a race between Katsumata and Nakamura to sell 10 beers to customers. Nakamura won that by three cans. Last was a minute long wrestling contest where whoever got the most takedowns won. Nakamura beat Akito by taking him down twice without losing a fall. Takeshita added an extra wrestling game at the end and beat Nakamura by pinning him in 19 seconds. Nakamura said he hasn’t decided when to have his debut pro wrestling match yet but today was another step towards it.


DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2019 ~JULY~” Results

July 27, 2019

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2019 ~JULY~”, 27/07/2019
Yokohama Radiant Hall
246 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Akito & Yukio Naya defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase when Akito submitted Watase with the Scorpion Lock (9:36).
2. Saki Akai & Makoto Oishi defeated Miyako Matsumoto & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Oishi pinned Shimatani with a European Clutch (8:38).
3. Soma Takao defeated Shunsuke Sayama with the Reverse Gory Special Bomb (10:02).
4. Asuka & Shunma Katsumata defeated MAO & Mike Bailey by Disqualification when MAO used a box of toy blocks (9:26).
5. Akito Marunage Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno by Countout (19:58).
6. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Sasaki pinned Hirata with a Diving Elbow Drop (14:36).
7. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi (c) defeated Antonio Honda with the Modified Cobra Clutch (13:50).
*V? for Yukio Sakaguchi.

Yukio Sakaguchi used Antonio Honda’s Gongitsune against him, forcing his hand into his eye while the Cobra Clutch was applied for the submission victory. During the match Miyako Matsumoto and Saki Akai both tried to pin Sakaguchi to win the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title but he kicked out of their School Boys. When the match was over Yukio Naya and Keigo Nakamura also tried pinning Sakaguchi with School Boys but failed to win the title. Naya demanded to be put into the Battle Royal at the Tokyo Idol Festival next week.

There was a lot of focus on HARASHIMA and Tetsuya Endo in the 6-Man Tag Match. When the match ended HARASHIMA checked on his partners but suddenly got kicked in the head by Endo. The two got into a fight and had to be pulled away from each other. When the ring was cleared Mad Paulie was left on his own. He found a pair of Hirata GO! glasses, put them on and danced.

Yuki Ueno worked double duty in the same match by being on both tag teams. He made his entrance with Naomi Yoshimura then left the ring to re-enter with Konosuke Takeshita. He performed double team moves with both of his partners/opponents until they both decided to tag him in. When Ueno was the legal man on both teams he wound up wrestling himself. An outside brawl resulted in Yoshimura injuring his leg. Takeshita made it back to the ring but Ueno didn’t know which wrestler to be with. Akito got on the microphone and told Ueno he would win if he abandoned Yoshimura and got in the ring. Ueno instead chose to help his DISASTER BOX partner and got counted out.

Akito applauded Ueno for sticking with Yoshimura and said they could win the KO-D Tag Team Titles in the near future. Ueno said that Takeshita was still his best friend. That comment made Shunma Katsumata upset because he thought he was Ueno’s best friend. He got so angry he took out a chopstick and stabbed Ueno in the stomach! The lights briefly went out and the room went dark. When the lights came back on the ring was empty so everyone decided it was time to call intermission.

Katsumata won his tag match by DQ with some trickery. When the referee was knocked down, Katsumata brought in a box of toy blocks and emptied it over the ring canvas. He then passed the empty box over to MAO and played dead. The ref saw MAO with the box but he tried to give it to Asuka. When that failed he hit himself over the head with the box in anger until he was disqualified.

Soma Takao and Shunsuke Sayama are drinking buddies so they were happy to have a match together today. Takao wouldn’t mind teaming with him for a match in the future.