DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #20”, 10/10/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
220 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
0. NO TV Match: Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari defeated Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Ishii submitted Shimatani with a Body Strangle Reverse Full Nelson (7:55).
0. NO TV Match: Jason Kincaid & Michael Wolf defeated Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino when Kincaid pinned Iino with the Philosopher’s Stomp (8:46).
1. Shigehiro Irie defeated Mizuki Watase with the Clothesline From Close To His Heart (8:26).
2. Super Sasadango Machine defeated Sanshiro Takagi with the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock (3:58).
3. MAO, Mike Bailey, Ethan Page & Priscilla Kelly defeated Jun Kasai, Akito, Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai when MAO pinned Takanashi after the Michinoku Tornado Driver (11:24).
4. Mote Mote Army Vs Not Mote Army All Out Fight!: Kazusada Higuchi, Antonio Honda & Shigehiro Irie defeated Makoto Oishi, Yuki Ueno & Konosuke Takeshita when Irie pinned Ueno with the YaroZ Bomber (10:35).
5. Special Single Match: HARASHIMA defeated Keisuke Okuda with the Somato (9:41).
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo defeated Danshoku Dieno, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Sasaki submitted Dieno with La Mistica Cross Facelock (12:56).
Momentum has swung back in Daisuke Sasaki’s favour but it took some creative thinking to win today’s mind game against Danshoku Dieno. When Dieno put him in a Lip Lock, Sasaki pulled down his pants to reveal he was wearing fishnet tights underneath! This distracted Dieno enough for Sasaki to take control and tap out the KO-D Openweight Champion with the Cross Facelock. Sasaki told Dieno after the match that he has gone to the other side of Danshoku today and is now unbeatable! He is now sure he will win the KO-D Title at Sumo Hall. Dieno admits that Sasaki now has what it takes to go the extra mile. Dieno will activate all of his power to stand in Sasaki’s way and crush him! Sasaki ended the show by reminding everyone that DAMNATION still have the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles and the group will all leave Sumo Hall with championships.
Keisuke Okuda didn’t come alone for his match with HARASHIMA. He had HARASHIMA’s next DDT Extreme Title challenger Shinya Aoki backing him up in his corner. There was no foul play and HARASHIMA defeated Okuda with the Somato. Afterwards Aoki scorned Okuda for not having a good match, as usual. Okuda said he knows DDT is the place to be and he will scratch it.
After Okuda left, Aoki asked HARASHIMA what the rules for their Extreme Title match will be. HARASHIMA invited Gouma Ryu, the wrestling lawyer from BASARA, into the ring. Ryu explained that the rules of pro wrestling can be ambiguous. He’d like to meet with Aoki to discuss the exact rules of the match from the number of strikes allowed to how many seconds of illegal behaviour will be accepted before a wrestler is penalised. They’re aiming to have the entire ruleset figured out before the match takes place on the 28th October.
The battle between Mote Mote wrestlers and Not Mote wrestlers began with a surprise when Shigehiro Irie was revealed to be the final member of the Not Mote Army. Together with Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda they isolated Yuki Ueno and beat him with the YaroZ Bomber, although Irie yelled out “Mote Bomber” when he hit the move. Makoto Oishi tried to brush off the loss by asking “The Bachelor” Rintaro Oyaizu if their dinner party was still on. Oyaizu asked to cancel it because the women going are not interested in Oishi’s type. This week’s special guest Akane Takayanagi was then invited to the ring to be asked what was the coolest thing she saw on the show today. She said Irie. Oishi realised Takayanagi is from SKE48, the idol group that currently possess the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. He charged to attack her but Irie knocked him away with the Traffic Accident Tackle. Irie got to take a picture with Takayanagi and shake her left hand as thanks. He then asked her to keep in touch on LINE but she admitted she doesn’t use it. Lastly, Irie decided to make Higuchi the new leader of the YaroZ brand. The next YaroZ show will take place on 14th November.
Priscilla Kelly had a lot of interactions in her match. She licked Saki Akai and kicked Jun Kasai between the legs after he kicked her below the belt. She and Ethan Page dove out of the ring and the Moonlight Express swept up the pieces to win.
MAO was attacked by Sanshiro Takagi (dressed as a panda) after the match and was given a Stunner. Takagi tried to smash MAO through a plastic box but MAO turned the tables and put Takagi through it with the Michinoku Driver II instead. The two went to a stand still, each armed with a broken shard of the box.
The reason Takagi was dressed as a panda was to help out Super Sasadango Machine with some research. Sasadango’s PowerPoint was titled “How To Beat Andreza Giant Panda“. So far Sasadango has learned Andreza’s weakness, Andreza’s finishing moves and the fact that DDT is not going to get sued for animal mistreatment. Now he wanted to simulate a match against the Giant Panda so he asked Takagi to dress up as a panda and act like one in their match. Takagi did so and was in control until Sasadango pulled out bamboo. Takagi was so distracted that Sasadango easily hit the Vertical Drop Lehmann Shock and got the victory. Sasadango thanked Takagi for his accurate portrayal of a giant panda. This was exactly the preparation Sasadango needs for Sumo Hall!
To show how seriously Mizuki Watase took his match with Irie, Watase wrestled without a shirt on. He shook Irie by the left hand to start the match but held on to him while they traded Elbow Smashes. Watase gave it all that he got and even hit Irie with a Running Cannonball in the corner. Irie survived the Back Drop and avoided the Tiger Suplex to hit the Beast Bomber. Rather than pin Watase immediately he instead placed Watase’s left hand over his chest. He then hit another Beast Bomber and this time pinned him. Irie, Watase and Jason Kincaid all embraced after the match.
Michael Wolf’s first proper match in Japan ended in victory. He and Jason Kincaid were able to handle Shunma Katsumata but things got difficult when Yuki Iino got in. That didn’t last long though and Kincaid took down Iino with a Diamond Cutter before pinning him with the Philosopher’s Stomp.
The audience ignored Nobuhiro Shimatani’s call for a “Nobu” chant so they could cheer for Yumehiti Imanari instead. Keisuke Ishii’s new Reverse Full Nelson got him another win.
An update on the Dramatic General Election shows that Maki Ito is still leading the singles contest with 627 votes but Masahiro Takanashi and Akito are catching up with 514 and 504 votes respectively. The big change is in the unit election where for the first time DAMNATION has been knocked off the top spot. Shuten-dōji are now in front with 1,058 votes to DAMNATION’s 1,032.
Another Iron Man Title change took place within SKE48 during the show. Yuki Arai won the title from Kaori Matsumura. Arai then announced she will show up at the next DDT Korakuen Hall show on 28th October!