DDT “EARLY FALL ITABA SERIES”, 13/09/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
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1. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase when Takao pinned Watase with the Official Endless Waltz (10:37).
2. Akito defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Goliath Birdeater (8:24).
3. Playfulness Series Act 2: Danshoku Dieno defeated Hideki Okatani with the Gaydo Clutch (8:31).
4. Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Yukio Naya defeated HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura when Honda pinned Nakamura with the Diving Fist Drop (13:24).
5. Nautilus Vs Eruption!: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai when Ueno pinned Akai with the Frog Splash (11:39).
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Sasaki submitted Katsumata with the Cross Facelock (16:44).
There are two similar situations over the big title matches in DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro. Over in TJPW, The Magical Sugar Rabbits are getting along and everything is hunky dory with them. So far in DDT the same is happening with Daisuke Sasaki and Tetsuya Endo. But a crack appeared today when Endo accidentally struck Sasaki with an Overhead Kick. They got over that bump in the road and won the match. Sasaki told Endo he has become 10 times better since the day he was picked as the No. 1 Contender. He will become 100 times better at the Nagoya show next week. By the time “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020” comes around Sasaki will be 100 million times better! Endo praised Sasaki for being in great shape but no matter how better he gets, it isn’t good enough to beat Endo right now. Sasaki said the audience knows who will win at “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020” but he got a mixed response.
The KO-D Tag Team Champions are now interested in winning the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. After Nautilus defeated two thirds of Eruption they asked if it was okay for them to make a title challenge. Kazusada Higuchi was ready to answer but Saki Akai stopped him and they left without saying a word. Yuki Ueno wondered if they needed Yukio Sakaguchi’s opinion before making a decision. Also Nautilus needs a third partner to challenge. Maybe HARASHIMA, maybe Toru Owashi, maybe even Naomichi Marufuji? Oh yeah, or maybe Kazuki Hirata. They will worry about that later. First Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura have to defend the Tag Titles against the two British guys.
Antonio Honda is confident he will win the DDT Extreme Title, because it will be interesting if he is the one to beat Shinya Aoki.
Everybody, especially Hideki Okatani, was warned that Danshoku Dieno was patiently waiting to strike at the right moment. Dieno proved this by entering the ring from another part of the room and ambushing Okatani from behind. Makoto Oishi shouted encouragement towards Okatani even when Dieno stripped Okatani down to his underwear. Oishi told Okatani not to be embarrassed when things like this happen in the ring, otherwise he will never be at the top of DDT! Oishi stripped himself down to his underwear to show there is nothing to worry about if this is the most embarrassing thing that will happen. Okatani found his courage and fought back against Dieno. Unfortunately he bumped into Yukinori Matsui and Dieno gave him a Low Blow afterward. Dieno then stole the win with the Gaydo Clutch, grabbing onto the bottom rope for leverage.
Hirata walked to the ring with a purpose today. There was no dance entrance. He instead wanted to wrestle a serious match with Akito just like they used to do when they were rookies. The current fans may not remember that Hirata can do more than a Brainbuster or that he used to wrestle the likes of Hiromu Takahashi. Akito pointed out that Takahashi’s first win was against Hirata but it’s not listed on Wikipedia at all. Hirata is upset that this fact is not part of Takahashi’s Wikipedia entry. He and Akito wrestled a serious match until Hirata used the Tegatana strike to knock out both Akito and Daisuke Kiso. Hirata was about to dance when Akito woke up and asked to join in. They danced and then Kiso got up and danced with them. Akito and Hirata shook hands and Akito turned it into the Goliath Birdeater to immediately win by tap out.