New Year’s Eve Shuffle Tag Tournament

November 22, 2017

“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2017”, 31/12/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
2. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
3. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
4. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
5. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
6. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
7. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
8. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 1: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
9. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
10. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
11. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
12. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Round 2: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
13. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
14. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Semi Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X
15. TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Match: TAKA Michinoku Vs X
16. Shuffle Tag Tournament – Final: BJW X & DDT X Vs BJW X & DDT X

This year’s holiday celebrations in Korakuen Hall will be based around a one night shuffled tag team tournament mixing together the Big Japan and DDT rosters. The field of wrestlers competing have been split into two sides. Each of the 16 teams will feature one wrestler from the Big Japan side and one wrestler from the DDT side. Expect the usual rules for the annual tournament like short time limits and one count pinfalls in sudden death overtime. The teams will be determined by an audience lottery held at a fan club event held in Korakuen on 29th November. TAKA has been responsible for putting several of the New Year’s Eve wrestling shows together over the last decade. Also scheduled for the show is a special match celebrating TAKA Michinoku’s 25th anniversary in pro wrestling.

BJW Side

Abdullah Kobayashi
Daisuke Sekimoto
Daichi Hashimoto
Takayuki Ueki
Ryota Hama
Kazuki Hashimoto
Tatsuhiko Yoshino
Yoshihisa Uto
Kota Sekifuda
Takuya Nomura
Yuya Aoki
Great Kojika
Hideki Suzuki (Freelance)
Minoru Fujita (Tokyo Gurentai)
Yuko Miyamoto (Triple Six)
Either Brahman Shu (w/ Brahman Kei) or Brahman Kei (w/ Brahman Shu)

DDT Side

Konosuke Takeshita
HARASHIMA
Danshoku Dino
Yukio Sakaguchi
Daisuke Sasaki
Tetsuya Endo
Kazusada Higuchi
Akito
Keisuke Ishii
Soma Takao
Antonio Honda
Masahiro Takanashi
Shunma Katsumata
Colt Cabana (Freelance)
Isami Kodaka (BASARA)
Ryuichi Sekine (BASARA)

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Korakuen Tomorrow, Speedball Gets X Division Title Shot, ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji

November 22, 2017

DDT “UCHIKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
3. King’s Game The Animation Infomercial Match – 1 Vs 5 Handicap Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata, Koji Yoshida, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Saki Akai
4. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shiro Koshinaka, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title – No DQ Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

Akito has been frustrating HARASHIMA in their recent matches together with a pinfall victory being the most embarrassing for the KO-D Tag Team Champion. In more violent scenes, Daisuke Sasaki and Soma Takao have been throwing chairs at each other as their hatred grows between them.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES SHINJUKU”, 23/11/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Maho Kurone Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Marika Kobashi
3. Hyper Misao Return Match: Hyper Misao Vs Rika Tatsumi
4. Saki-sama Vs Azusa Takigawa
5. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title Next Challenger & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima (c) Vs Nonoko & Yuna Manase

The first ever defence of the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles headlines this show. We will also find out who out of Yuu and Miyu Yamashita will face Reika Saiki in the Korakuen Hall main event on 4th January.

DDT “BIG HOUSE ARROW HOMETOWN 2017”, 25/11/2017
Toyama Takaoka Coeur

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
2. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO & Kota Umeda Vs Makoto Oishi & MAO
3. Akito Vs Shunma Katsumata
4. Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
5. ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji!: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
6. Tale Of Toyama – Ken Ohka’s Triumphant Return! Takaoka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Ken Ohka Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

Team OsaCanada of Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey have been doing very well together since they formed. Maybe a win over Danshoku Dino’s team will convince the producer to give them a Tag Team Title shot somewhere down the line.

DDT “I WANT TO SPREAD THE WINGS AND FLY 2017”, 26/11/2017
Yamagata Big Wing

1. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata
2. The Yaro Full Of YaroZ Full Conflict!: Toru Owashi & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
3. Gorgeous Matsuno Debut In Yamagata 15th Anniversary Special Single Match: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Keisuke Ishii, Shunma Katsumata & Kouki Iwasaki
5. HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
6. You And I Next To Yellow Cherries! Yamagata Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda

ALL OUT and Shuten-dōji are being put into a few preview matches to build up their upcoming championship match in Hakata.

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada Vs Kenou & Hajime Ohara
5. Impact X Division Title: Taiji Ishimori (c) Vs Mike Bailey
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

Mike Bailey has been granted a shot at the Impact X Division Championship against the new champion Taiji Ishimori. Originally Bailey asked for the title match if he could beat Ishimori but his use of Google Translate to send the request was misunderstood. Ishimori took the message as an immediate challenge and agreed to put the X Division Title on the line at Differ Ariake. Bailey realises how important this match now is for him. He looks up to Ishimori and he is honored to be getting such a big opportunity.

DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!”, 01/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

Kazuki Hirata was promised a championship match for beating Danshoku Dino over the weekend. Be careful what you wish for because he didn’t get exactly what he wanted.

DDT “WRESTLING TONKOTSU 2017”, 10/12/2017
Hakata Star Lane

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi

KUDO appreciates ALL OUT for keeping the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles warm but Shuten-dōji want their championship back. They had to vacate the titles in October because of KUDO’s injury.

Yuto Aijima and Azul Dragon will be on the show.


DDT “BOAT RACE BIWAKO” Results

November 21, 2017

DDT “BOAT RACE BIWAKO”, 21/11/2017
Shiga Boat Race Biwako 1F Central Multi-Purpose Hall
??? Fans

1. DAMNATION Vs NωA: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Endo pinned Oishi with the Swivel Torture Rack Bomb (6:22).
2. Team OsaCanada Vs Shuten-dōji: Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda when Irie pinned Umeda with the Beast Bomber (7:01).
3. Battle Royal: Saki Akai defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Rookie Award (6:21).
Order Of Elimination: Toru Owashi, Keisuke Ishii, Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda, Danshoku Dino, Kazuki Hirata.
4. Boat Race Biwako Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase when Takeshita pinned Watase with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (9:30).

This indoor DDT show took place next to a boat racing event. Konosuke Takeshita compared pro wrestling to boat racing. He described boat racing as martial arts on water and it is perfectly compatible with pro wrestling. He then purchased a betting slip for the next race but didn’t win anything.

A safety sign was placed in one side of the room saying “If You Are In This Zone, There Is A Possibility That Danshoku Dino Will Kiss You”. Dino, of course, ran over to that side during his entrance searching for men to kiss.


DDT “CARP IN THE KOI! 2017” Results

November 21, 2017

DDT “CARP IN THE KOI! 2017”, 20/11/2017
Hiroshima Aster Plaza Multi-Purpose Hall
187 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Umeda pinned Hirata with a School Boy (0:15).
1a. Rematch: Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Sakaguchi pinned Hirata after the Sandwich PK (8:42).
2. MAO defeated Yuki Ueno with the Michinoku Driver I (10:17).
3. Kenshin Chikano & Takeshi Okada defeated Akito & Kouki Iwasaki when Chikano pinned Iwasaki with the Sliding Leg Lariat (10:47).
4. Local Hiroshima Born Danshoku Dino Wants To Make A Triumphant Return As A Producer 6-Man Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie, Antonio Honda & Rey Paloma defeated Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Keisuke Ishii when Paloma submitted Oishi with the Three Arrows Mark II (9:32).
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Diego defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Shunma Katsumata when Takeshita pinned Katsumata with a Diving Body Press (13:14).
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Honorable 6-Man Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Takao pinned Sasaki with the Gin And Tonic (16:01).

More chairs went flying between Daisuke Sasaki and Soma Takao. Sasaki introduced one to the main event and used it on Takao outside the ring and also when the referee was distracted. The tide turned when HARASHIMA and Mike Bailey wiped out the rest of DAMNATION with dives. There was no one to save Sasaki when Takao pinned him with the Gin And Tonic. Takao said the last time he was in Hiroshima he lost his match (to Mad Paulie) so the victory today made him a lot happier. Takao, HARASHIMA and Bailey all promised to win their matches at Korakuen Hall on Thursday.

Local wrestler Rey Paloma got some of the spotlight during DDT’s visit to Hiroshima. Before his match began, he and a few of the other wrestlers spoke about their family histories. Paloma revealed that he learned of a technique used by his ancestors known as the Three Arrows. It involves three people pressing their knuckles into the victim’s head at the same time. Paloma’s attempts to use the technique with Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda did not work until Paloma created a new Mark II version. He trapped Makoto Oishi in a Figure Leg Lock then he, Irie & Honda all swiveled their waists together until Oishi could not bear them anymore. The new technique worked and Paloma’s team picked up the victory.


DDT “DRAMATIC FLOWER FAIR 2017” Results

November 19, 2017

DDT “DRAMATIC FLOWER FAIR 2017”, 19/11/2017
Osaka City Tsurumi Greenland Hanamizuki Hall
351 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Mad Paulie defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Paulie Buster (7:05).
2. YuniωA Handicap Match Trials!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Yuni defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda when Oishi pinned Honda after the 2nd Rope Sky Twister Press from Yuni (7:25).
3. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda defeated Toru Owashi, Keisuke Ishii, Kazuki Hirata & MAO when Sakaguchi submitted MAO with the Cobra Clutch (9:33).
4. Ref. DNA Naniwa War ~Osaka City Vs Yaoshi City~: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Yuki Ueno with the Throwaway Power Bomb (10:32).
5. P Playful Series: Kazuki Hirata defeated Danshoku Dino with a Gedo Clutch (9:46).
6. DAMNATION Vs Team OsaCanada!: Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when Bailey pinned Endo with the Ultima Weapon (13:21).
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego (c) defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Yasu Urano when Akito pinned HARASHIMA with a European Clutch (19:36).
*V1 for ALL OUT.

Akito dodged the Somato and rolled HARASHIMA into a European Clutch to score a big victory in the main event. First of all, it was ALL OUT’s first successful defence of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Second, Akito pinned one half of the KO-D Tag Team Champions in the run up to the next defence of that title. Akito asked HARASHIMA if he felt embarrassed over today’s result. HARASHIMA always trains but so does Akito and he will roll up the KO-D Tag Titles just like he did to HARASHIMA today!

Shuten-dōji came out to challenge ALL OUT to a KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles Match. KUDO thanked the champions for increasing the value of the titles while he was gone. Now he and his Shuten-dōji brothers are going to take the belts back where they belong. The best thing for those belts are to be with Shuten-dōji.

Today was Diego’s final match in Osaka before he goes home. He told the audience he loves Osaka because there is so much delicious food here. He is happy to wrestle one last match in the area and promises to keep the 6-Man Tag Titles with ALL OUT until the end.

Soma Takao attacked Daisuke Sasaki with a chair backstage during Sasaki’s post-match interview. Takao even knocked over the comment booth on top of Sasaki before leaving. Tetsuya Endo tried to stop Takao but he got some chairshots too. It was a bad day for Endo because he took the fall against his upcoming rival Mike Bailey. A confident Bailey said he has not lost to Endo since their King Of DDT match. Bailey is on the way up but Endo is on the way down. Bailey thinks what happened today will also happen at Korakuen Hall.

Kazuki Hirata went into his match against Danshoku Dino with something to prove. He thinks he deserves a shot at one of the DDT championships. Dino wasn’t convinced that Hirata was strong enough to get one. Sure he beat Dino yesterday but that was with the help of his Hirata GO! glasses. Dino gave Hirata a challenge. If Hirata could beat Dino without using his GO! glasses then Dino will consider giving him a title match. Toru Owashi protested the idea saying Hirata is just a normal person without those glasses. But Hirata accepted the challenge. Throughout the match Owashi and other wrestlers tried to pass the glasses over to Hirata. Dino stopped them and put Hirata in a Sleeper Hold. From there Hirata got his hands on the glasses, put them on and powered out of Dino’s grip. Dino attempted the Danshoku Driver but Hirata countered it into a Jackknife just like from yesterday’s match. This time Dino kicked out. Dino went for the Gaydo Clutch but Hirata reversed it into his own Gedo Clutch for the unexpected three count. Everyone was surprised by the result, even Hirata! He began to dream about what championship he will be fighting for. The KO-D Openweight Title? The KO-D Tag Team Title? Maybe even the DDT Extreme Title? Nope. On 1st December Hirata will be challenging for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Dino tried to sell Hirata on the idea. After all, the Iron Man Title is the symbol of DDT. Also the current champion is Yuu from Tokyo Joshi Pro so Hirata will have to fight a girl for the belt. Should be easy for him. Disappointed but with no other choice, Hirata decided to accept it. He will beat Yuu to win the Iron Man Title then from there his aim is to win the KO-D Title!


DDT “HEISEI DAIMYO DRAMATIC-KUN 2017” Results

November 19, 2017

DDT “HEISEI DAIMYO DRAMATIC-KUN 2017”, 18/11/2017
Shizuoka Create Hamamatsu
178 Fans

1. Hungry Black Trout Vs Tentative Fierce Fighter: Akito defeated Mizuki Watase with a Ground Headlock (11:17).
2. 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie defeated Masahiro Takanashi, Antonio Honda and Naomi Yoshimura when Irie pinned Honda with the Beast Bomber (7:33).
3. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii when Hirata pinned Dino with a Jackknife Pin (10:38).
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when KUDO pinned Oishi with the Diving Double Knee Drop (6:00).
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Soma Takao, Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey when Sasaki pinned Takao with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (13:22).
6. Hanamatsu Specialty! If You Do Not Sing, Wait Until Crying Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Diego when HARASHIMA pinned Diego with the Somato (14:09).

One day before their KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match, HARASHIMA got the pin on one of the champions. HARASHIMA is looking forward to tomorrow’s match because the titles are one of the few belts in DDT he has never won.

Soma Takao angrily threw a chair at Daisuke Sasaki after their match. Sasaki pulled off a flash pin on Takao with a low blow and a Hurricanrana.

Kazuki Hirata got a surprise pinfall off of Danshoku Dino. The two have a singles match coming up tomorrow. Hirata asked Dino if he could get a title match if he beats him again. Dino said today’s defeat was a mistake and he won’t embarrass himself by losing to Hirata again tomorrow.


Speedball And Endo Cut Google Translate Promos, Differ Cup Teams Speak (Without Google Translate)

November 16, 2017

DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
3. King’s Game The Animation Infomercial Match – 1 Vs 5 Handicap Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata, Koji Yoshida, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Saki Akai
4. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shiro Koshinaka, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title – No DQ Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito

A press conference was held in DDT HQ to announce the stipulations for the DDT Extreme Title match. Soma Takao showed up but the champion Daisuke Sasaki was absent. Hisaya Imabayashi called Sasaki on the phone to find out where he was. Sasaki admitted he was at his home sleeping and the phonecall just woke him up. He told Imabayashi that any match stipulation is fine, quickly picked a No DQ Match and then hung up. Takao was so angry at Sasaki’s behaviour that he grabbed a chair and threw it at the phone on the table.

There were no interpreters available to translate for Mike Bailey so he used Google Translate on his phone to speak to Tetsuya Endo. Bailey said Endo is a strong wrestler, he is very smart but also very angry. Bailey thinks if he can stay calm then he can beat Endo. He calls Endo one of the best high flyers in DDT. Bailey wants to prove he is the best high flyer. He said all of this into his phone but the Japanese translation was difficult for Endo and Imabayashi to understand. Bailey’s idea took them by so much surprise that they both struggled to keep in their laughter. Endo took out his own phone and spoke into it, translating his message to Bailey in English. He said Bailey is a good wrestler but also one pattern (I think he means one dimensional). Endo thinks it will be an easy match for him.

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada Vs Kenou & Hajime Ohara
5. Differ Cup Memorial Special Single Match: Taiji Ishimori Vs Mike Bailey
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2

The four teams all appeared at a press conference held in the SKY PerfecTV Media Center to give their thoughts on the Differ Cup. Konosuke Takeshita & Kota Umeda are the youngest team in the tournament. Takeshita wants to show everyone that DDT is the strongest group. Ueno is thankful to get such a big opportunity going into his second year as a pro wrestler. Jun Kasai said he chose the newly debuted Tomoya Hirata as his partner to give him some experience. Kasai has faith that Hirata is competent enough to rely on even though he just had his first match a few days ago. Hirata hopes to beat Takeshita. On the NOAH team, Hitoshi Kumano said he already has a lot of good memories wrestling in Differ Ariake. He wants to win this tournament as an act of gratitude to the venue. Katsuhiko Nakajima wants himself and Kumano to wrestle together with pride. Tatsuhito Takaiwa mentioned he was a runner up in the first Differ Cup. He wonders what the tournament will be like now that heavyweights are allowed to enter. Sean Guinness says his team with Takaiwa is called Team Highball because they both drink Highballs together after training.

Mike Bailey found out that Taiji Ishimori recently won the X Division Title in Canada. Bailey wants a title shot if he can beat Ishimori at the Differ Cup. Imabayashi will check with NOAH to see if that can be done.