DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2017 FINAL ROUND” Results

June 25, 2017

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 25/06/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,333 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Danny Duggan & Daiki Shimomura when Iwasaki pinned Shimomura with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (7:10).
1. Rocky’s Departure! Special 6-Man Tag Match “Friendship Of The Fire”: Rocky Kawamura, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda defeated Toru Owashi, Hirata Collection A.T. & Soma Takao when Kawamura pinned Hirata with an Uppercut (7:00).
2. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: HARASHIMA defeated Shigehiro Irie with a Crucifix Pin (2:47).
3. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo defeated Akito with a Roll Up (11:30).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) when Takanashi pinned Oishi with the Takatonic (7:12).
*NωA fails in V4. Shuten-dōji becomes the 30th KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
5. Pro Wrestling Version Of “Honnō-ji Incident” 1 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Sanshiro Takagi defeated Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka when Takagi pinned Machine with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (7:50).
6. Kaz Hayashi & Keisuke Ishii defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie when Ishii pinned Paulie with the Kneel Kick (11:10).
*Keisuke Ishii wins Mad Paulie’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
7. Mike Bailey & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Diego when Bailey pinned Diego after the Ultima Weapon and Canadian Backbreaker Combo (12:02).
8. King Of DDT 2017 – Final: Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA with the Shooting Star Press (22:08).

Full report to come soon.

Tetsuya Endo is the 2017 King Of DDT! He gets the main event KO-D Openweight Title shot at Sumo Hall on 20th August.

Keisuke Ishii pinned Mad Paulie to take his Right To Challenge Contract. Ishii will cash it in for a title match on the 23rd July at Korakuen Hall.

Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino will take place at Sumo Hall. Shuten-dōji defends the KO-D 6-Man Tag Titles against Dick Togo, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda. LiLiCo will also be on the show.

Dave Crist will be a part of the Beer Garden series.

Two more new DNA trainees will debut in August.


DDT “WRESTLE FEST IN MATSUYAMA 2017” Results

June 18, 2017

DDT “WRESTLE FEST IN MATSUYAMA 2017”, 18/06/2017
Matsuyama City Community Center – Planning Exhibition Hall
298 Fans

1. Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Saki Akai defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. when Ishii pinned Hirata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (10:46).
2. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie defeated Makoto Oishi and Diego when Paulie pinned Oishi with the Reverse Splash (5:37).
*Mad Paulie wins Makoto Oishi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
3. Good Luck! Matsuyama Two Big Single Match: Danshoku Dino defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Danshoku Driver (9:22).
*Matsuyama is now a Gay Town.
4. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Shunma Katsumata & MAO when KUDO pinned MAO with the Diving Double Knee Drop (9:22).
5. Good Luck! Matsuyama Two Big Single Match: Kazusada Higuchi defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with a Power Bomb (9:54).
6. Wrestling If You Do It Like This Matsuyama Special Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey defeated HARASHIMA & Soma Takao when Bailey pinned Takao with the Ultima Weapon (9:25).
7. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when Akito submitted Endo with the Perfect Figure Four Leg Lock (16:46).

Akito sent a message loud and clear to his King Of DDT opponent Tetsuya Endo by making him submit to the Perfect Figure Four. The victory came when Akito avoided the Shooting Star Press. Afterwards he grabbed Endo in the Ankle Lock, shifted it into a Knee Crusher and then applied the Perfect Figure Four. Akito is acting humble after the result though. He thinks he is inferior to the other King Of DDT semi-finalists and has the least chance out of the four to win the tournament. But it seems that people like him can stand out in Sumo Hall. Perhaps an ALL OUT main event at Sumo Hall this August can be on the cards after all. Akito asked Konosuke Takeshita not to hate him if he becomes the next KO-D Openweight Champion because he wants to return to Matsuyama with the belt around his waist!

Hey, guess what? Naomi Yoshimura told everyone another tale of hardship in his life that is totally Takeshita’s fault. First his family fell apart, next his social life vanished and then his grandmother was arrested for shoplifting. Yoshimura was all alone. So to cheer himself up he went to his favourite restaurant to eat his favourite southern chicken barbecue meal. The food isn’t actually good but it always seemed to make him work harder when he ate it. But when he arrived he saw the restaurant had closed down. He asked the neighboring businesses what had happened and the answers made him angry. It turned out another high school student ate an oyster at the restaurant and it gave him food poisoning afterwards. The police had to close down the restaurant in order to investigate the incident. Who was the ill student? Konosuke Takeshita! Now Yoshimura can’t get his favourite southern chicken barbecue because Takeshita had to go get food poisoning from a fucking oyster! Yoshimura will use his Right To Challenge to ruin Takeshita’s life when the time is right.

The Ultima Weapon is Mike Bailey’s Shooting Star Double Knee Drop. What is it with Canadians and Final Fantasy in this company?

All hell broke loose after the Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Sakaguchi match. Higuchi won the match by countering a Triangle Choke into a pinning Power Bomb. It turned out Sakaguchi was pinned because he refused to let go of the choke and kept squeezing until Higuchi fainted. When Higuchi was revived by Yukinori Matsui, Higuchi attacked Sakaguchi thinking the match was still going on. Matsui had to pull the two apart and told Higuchi he won. Both Higuchi and Sakaguchi still tried to start fighting again and had to be held back from each other. Backstage Higuchi said neither man won today. Sakaguchi was pinned but Higuchi lost consciousness. To him that is a loss. He promises next time he will absolutely beat Sakaguchi.

NωA are on shaky ground after losing to Shuten-dōji. The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions are hoping to beat them in their upcoming title match so the unit can go into its first anniversary with the belts around their waists.

Mad Paulie dominated the 3 Way Match. He couldn’t be stopped even when his opponents Makoto Oishi and Diego formed a brief alliance against him. Paulie got Diego out of the ring, hit Oishi with a Lariat and pinned him with the Reverse Splash. Now Paulie has a Right To Challenge Contract in his possession.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~” Results

June 17, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKASAN~”, 17/06/2017
Hiroshima JMS Aster Plaza
214 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Sakaguchi Cobra Clutch (8:53).
2. Makoto Oishi, Kenshin Chikano & Lowther defeated Sanshiro Takai, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. when Chikano pinned Hirata with the Buzzsaw Kick (9:56).
3. Mad Paulie defeated Soma Takao with a Crushed Endless Waltz (9:30).
4. Danshoku Dino & Rey Paloma defeated Antonio Honda & Saki Akai when Dino pinned Honda with the Danshoku Driver (9:22).
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & MAO when Sasaki submitted MAO with the Cross Facelock (9:55).
6. Hiroshima Specialty! Special Tag Match Without Humanity: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi defeated KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi when Higuchi pinned Takanashi with the Doctor Bomb (9:04).
7. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego defeated Mike Bailey, Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki when Takeshita pinned Iwasaki with the German Suplex (12:22).

Konosuke Takeshita had some blunt words for Mike Bailey after the main event. Bailey is his next challenger but he will always just be a challenger. Takeshita will always be the champion!

The KO-D Tag Team Champions have now figured out their next title match is two YaroZ wrestlers against two BOYZ wrestlers. They hope this will result in an increase of women in the audience. Shigehiro Irie warns Shuten-dōji to be careful when they kick Kazusada Higuchi or else they will hurt their feet.

The Danshoku Nightmare VR continues to help rack up wins for Danshoku Dino. Unfortunately, Saki Akai accidentally fell victim to the move during the match even though she was Dino’s partner. But hey, a win’s a win.

Now it’s time for the latest story about why Naomi Yoshimura hates Konosuke Takeshita. Yoshimura had a grandmother who gave him treats whenever he visited her. The sweet buns, grilled chicken and candy she gave him is a reason why he grew so big. But soon she disappeared without a trace. Yoshimura thought she had died until he found out she was arrested for shoplifting. Who caught her shoplifting and reported her to the police? Takeshita! In his defence, Takeshita did the right thing and he wonders if Yoshimura is just living in a problematic environment. Yoshimura said that doesn’t matter. What does matter is when he cashes in his Right To Challenge contract.

Former MMA fighter and Hiroshima native Takeshi Okada announced he will be participating on DDT’s next show in the city on 20th November. Okada has been wrestling on the indie scene since 2015 for promotions like FREEDOMS, Hard Hit and Dove Pro Wrestling.


Last Heaven Summit Block Matches, Tokyo Princess Cup Draw, DDT And BASARA Visitors For July

June 16, 2017

BASARA “VAJRA 38 WU”, 25/06/2017
Nagoya Sportiva Arena

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Best Stretchman V3 Vs Yusuke Kubo & Takato Nakano
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – A Block: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (8) Vs Ryuichi Sekine (6)
3. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi (6) Vs Ryota Nakatsu (4)
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: Isami Kodaka (4) Vs FUMA (6)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – B Block: SAGAT (0) Vs Gouma Ryu (0)

These are the final matches in the group stage. A Block will be decided by Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Ryuichi Sekine. If Sekine wins then the top spot will be tied and a tiebreaker will take place on the final show. In B Block Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and FUMA are chasing each other on different paths. Ryota Nakatsu and Isami Kodaka can not only ruin some runs but could find a way to sneak into a tiebreaker situation if they both win.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 4TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP OPENER”, 02/07/2017
Shinjuku Village Studio C 106

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1A: Reika Saiki Vs Nodoka-oneesan
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1B: Nonoko Vs Mizuki
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1C: Syoko Nakajima Vs Maho Kurone
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1D: Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuna Manase
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Miyu Yamashita

The current TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion is drawn against the first ever champion in the opening round.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.34 ~STARTING OVER~”, 04/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mike Bailey & Cody Hall Vs Diego & Rekka
2. Shiro Koshinaka & Kotaro Suzuki Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial Final Battle: Hideki Suzuki, Jun Kasai, NOSAWA Rongai & Gurukun Mask Vs Dai Suzuki
4. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs MAO
5. Kazusada Higuchi Graduation Memorial Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Special Single Match: Koji Kanemoto Vs Mizuki Watase
7. MAIN GIG: Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno

MAO gets a big match against Tetsuya Endo.

BASARA “VAJRA 39 ~UCHOUTEN SKY~”, 05/07/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: Winner Of A Block Vs Winner Of B Block

Magnitude Kishiwada, Abdullah Kobayashi and Naoki Tanizaki will be on the show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM NIWATORI KASHIWA MESHI~”, 08/07/2017
Fukuoka Kokura Pastel Hall

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. Vs Makoto Oishi & Yuni

Trueno Guerrero and Tessho from Gamshara Pro Wrestling will be on the show.

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 09/07/2017
Hakata Star Lane

1. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Joey Ryan
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi (c) Vs KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi

YaroZ’s next defence is against Shuten-dōji.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 4TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP 2ND ROUND”, 15/07/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Winner Of 1A Vs Yuu
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Winner Of 1B Vs Azusa Takigawa
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Winner Of 1C Vs Itoh Maki
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Winner Of 1D Vs Winner Of 1E

Yuu, Azusa Takigawa and Itoh Maki drew the lucky spots that give them byes into the 2nd round.


Red Vs Blue BOYZ, Ishii Calls For Hayashi’s Help, 3 Vs 1, Cody Hall in DNA

June 13, 2017

BOYZ “DRAMATIC RAIN SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 15~”, 14/06/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao (Red) Vs Mizuki Watase & Rekka (Blue)
2. Lady Beard & Shunma Katsumata (Red) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo (Blue)
3. HARASHIMA (Red) Vs Yuki Ueno (Blue)
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Nobuhiro Shimatani (Red) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Hirata Collection A.T. (Blue)
5. KUDO & Makoto Oishi (Red) Vs Akito & Masahiro Takanashi (Blue)

A fan participation challenge will be set up for this show. The wrestlers have been split into Red and Blue teams. Fans can predict the results of the matches. Those who get the most correct will get to meet the BOYZ wrestlers at a VIP session after the show.

DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2017 FINAL ROUND”, 25/06/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Dark Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Danny Duggan & Daiki Shimomura
1. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito
2. King Of DDT 2017 – Semi Final: HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie
3. Rocky’s Departure! Special 6-Man Tag Match “Friendship Of The Fire”: Rocky Kawamura, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi, Hirata Collection A.T. & Soma Takao
4. Pro Wrestling Version Of “Honnō-ji Incident” 1 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dino, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Ohka
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Mike Bailey & Kazusada Higuchi
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Kaz Hayashi & Keisuke Ishii
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
8. King Of DDT 2017 – Final: X Vs X

Keisuke Ishii has been going through a slump ever since he lost the AJPW Jr. Title. He figured out that in order to solve his problem, he should look back to his origin. He should go back to 2007 when he was a trainee in the All Japan dojo. Ishii has asked Kaz Hayashi, who was an attendant of the dojo at the time, to come help him out. Hayashi remembers Ishii from the dojo. So many new recruits sign up and quit over the years that it is easy to lose track but Hayashi said he has an intense memory of the day Ishii quit. Normally when trainees quit the dojo they escape during the middle of the night without telling anybody. But Ishii simply apologised to his trainers, told them he was quitting and left. Ishii remembered an exercise where the trainees had to run behind a Porsche car for 25km. When it was Ishii’s turn to drive the Porsche he was so nervous of causing an accident that he stepped on the brakes a lot. Hayashi doesn’t remember this story but joked that the Porsche does have a scratch on it. He is happy to answer Ishii’s request for help.

Sanshiro Takagi & Ken Ohka Vs Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine was originally supposed to be a part of this show. Ohka feels indebted to Takagi, Dino and Sasadango for his career and hopes to repay them. Dino & Sasadango both found his comments funny and they wondered why Ohka was going to help Takagi beat them. They called him a slave and said Atsushi Onita would cry if he found out what Ohka was doing. They riled up Ohka so much that he demanded to switch sides so all three of them could beat Takagi 3 on 1. Amon Tusurmi obliged for some reason.

Danny Duggan is coming over from Canadian Wrestling’s Elite. He will be wrestling at Ganbare☆Wrestling the day before too.

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.34 ~STARTING OVER~”, 04/07/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mike Bailey & Cody Hall Vs Diego & Rekka
2. Shiro Koshinaka & Kotaro Suzuki Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Awake Your Eyes, Dai Suzuki! Seven Match Trial Final Battle: Hideki Suzuki, Jun Kasai, NOSAWA Rongai & Gurukun Mask Vs Dai Suzuki
4. Kazusada Higuchi Graduation Memorial Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Naomi Yoshimura
5. Special Single Match: Koji Kanemoto Vs Mizuki Watase
6. MAIN GIG: Shunma Katsumata Vs Yuki Ueno

Cody Hall makes his DNA debut. There seems to be a relationship developing lately between DDT and NOAH.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~” Results

June 11, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAN~”, 11/06/2017
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall
345 Fans – No Vacancy

1. KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. when KUDO pinned Hirata with the Diving Double Knee Drop (7:50).
2. Anton Trials 2nd Battle!: Toru Owashi (110kg) defeated Antonio Honda (100kg) with La Magistral Cradle (11:04).
3. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase when Ishii pinned Watase with the Tiger Suplex (10:02).
4. ALL OUT Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego when Endo pinned Diego with the Shooting Star Press (11:52).
5. Shuten-dōji Vs NωA!: Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when MAO pinned Takanashi with the Cannonball 450 (14:01).
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie (c) defeated HARASHIMA & Soma Takao when Irie pinned Takao with the Beast Bomber (20:07).
*V1 for YaroZ.

The splintered friendship between Shigehiro Irie and Soma Takao had not quite healed yet. Irie pinned Takao to keep the KO-D Tag Team Titles with Kazusada Higuchi. Irie offered to shake Takao’s hand after the match. Takao declined, said “Another time” and left with HARASHIMA. When they were gone, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi appeared. They congratulated YaroZ for a successful defence then said they will be challenging them after they win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles from NωA. The GM Amon Tsurumi reminded Shuten-dōji that NωA beat them today. Takanashi called that a miracle that won’t happen again. Sakaguchi asked if YaroZ are prepared to kill him in order to win. Higuchi said he’s been ready for a long time.

The show was a homecoming for a few wrestlers on the roster. MAO is from Osaki which is near Miyagi. He was given a 30kg bag of rice, the kind of rice used to brew the local sake, by the mayor of Osaki before the semi-main event. MAO went on to win the match for NωA.

For the second time, Daisuke Sasaki handed Akito his DDT Extreme Title belt after their match. But this time Sasaki acted like Akito stole it from him. Sasaki called Akito a thief and made Amon Tsurumi retrieve the belt and give it back to him. When ALL OUT left, Sasaki changed the subject to Tetusya Endo coming home to Miyagi. Endo admitted he doesn’t remember anything about the place. Sasaki slapped him and then Endo said he remembered everything! He remembers the hot noodles, the village foxes and that his home town Shiroishi is just an hour and a half car ride away from here. Sasaki didn’t understand what he is talking about.

Danshoku Dino used a new version of the Danshoku Nightmare called the Danshoku Nightmare VR. The move involves Dino’s opponent being laid onto the bottom rope, then Dino stands on their arms and squats onto their face with the ropes suspending him. Mike Bailey was the first victim of the move and was rendered powerless.

A pre-show fan club event was interrupted by Naomi Yoshimura. Guess what? He had yet another story about Konosuke Takeshita ruining his life. This time it was about Yoshimura’s favourite high school teacher, the only one who card for him, was suddenly fired one day. He was fired because he was caught peeping into the girls changing rooms. Who was it that caught him? Why it was Takeshita of course!


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~” Results

June 10, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUGARU SHAMISEN~”, 10/06/2017
Aomori Hamanasu Hall
207 Fans

1. KUDO & Keisuke Ishii defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. when Ishii pinned Hirata with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (8:17).
2. Gay! Sumo Wrestling Idol! Enchanted Tag Match: Danshoku Dino & Toru Owashi defeated Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Dino pinned MAO with the Danshoku Driver (7:44).
3. Anton Trials 1st Battle!: Mad Paulie (140kg) defeated Antonio Honda (100kg) with the Reverse Splash (7:46).
4. DAMNATION Vs Shuten-dōji!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Sasaki pinned Takanashi with the Vietnam Driver II (11:44).
5. Lassera! Aomori Specialty Nebu Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao defeated Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki when HARASHIMA pinned Takao with the Somato (10:52).
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego defeated Mike Bailey, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase when Takeshita pinned Watase with the Surprise Rose (18:22).

Naomi Yoshimura interrupted an autograph session held by ALL OUT after the show. He continues to tell everyone his tragic backstory and why all of it is Konosuke Takeshita’s fault. Today’s new addition to the story is he lost all of his friends at school because they wanted to hang out with Takeshita instead. He left after saying he will cash in his Right To Challenge contract when the time is right to make it devastating. Takeshita was surprised that Yoshimura came all the way to Aomori just to tell him that.

As happy as HARASHIMA is to win with Soma Takao, he knows that they weren’t fighting the strongest team today. No offense to Mizuki Watase but he is no Kazusada Higuchi.