DDT “SOUKEN HOLDINGS PRESENTS MAX BUMP 2019”, 28/04/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,130 Fans – No Vacancy
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) defeated Gota Ihashi by Pinfall (11:32 am).
*V? for Danshoku Dieno.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani by Pinfall (11:33 am).
*V? for Danshoku Dieno.
1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Pokotan (w/ Danshoku Dieno) when Pokotan was Disqualified for attacking the referee (7:23).
2. Keisuke Okuda Farewell Match: Keisuke Okuda, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Kota Umeda, Mizuki Watase & Yuki Iino when Okuda pinned Iino with a Buzzsaw Kick (8:38).
3. Saki Akai & Asuka defeated Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Akai pinned Shimatani with the Quetzalcoatl (7:48).
4. Legendary Wrestler Yoshiaki Yatsu First Match In DDT: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Sanshiro Takagi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Akito, Kazusada Higuchi & Hiroshi Yamato when Takagi pinned Yamato with a Clothesline From Hell (8:19).
*Sanshiro Takagi wins Hiroshi Yamato’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
5. DDT Extreme Title – Panty☆Hunt Tiger Cub Rope Death Match: Antonio Honda defeated HARASHIMA when Honda stripped off HARASHIMA’s panties (12:04).
*HARASHIMA fails in V2. Antonio Honda becomes the 44th DDT Extreme Champion!
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) defeated MAO & Mike Bailey and Ricky Starks & Mike Rollins when Takao pinned MAO with a Reverse Gory Special Bomb (13:13).
*V1 for DAMNATION.
7. Special Match: Shinya Aoki defeated Konosuke Takeshita with the Foot Choke (7:03).
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Makoto Oishi with the Shooting Star Press (28:18).
*V1 for Tetsuya Endo.
So close yet so far for Makoto Oishi. He went into the main event with a lot of support but little chance of beating Tetsuya Endo for the KO-D Openweight Title. But boy did he take a crack at it! Knowing that he had already beaten Endo with the Ground Cross 200 earlier this month, Oishi targeted Endo’s legs with Knee Crushers and a hanging Figure Four wrapped around the ring post. When Oishi finally applied the Ground Cross 200, Mad Paulie distracted the referee in order to break the hold. Endo also came close to losing after Oishi hit a Moonsault outside the ring, leaving Endo to barely escape a countout by entering the ring at 19. Oishi had one more unexpected trick to use and that was to give Endo a Danshoku Dieno style Lip Lock so he would be left vulnerable for a Piledriver. A Spinning Backfist and the Jikiden Tornado Clutch was the closest Oishi came to winning with a 2.9 pin count. But when Endo recovered he struck Oishi with the Handspring Overhead Kick and got a nearfall with the Spinning Torture Rack Bomb. From there Endo hit the Shooting Star Press for the victory.
Oishi was taken out of the ring to cheers but Endo stayed to hear what will happen next in the KO-D Title scene. Hisaya Imabayashi told him his next scheduled defence will be in Matsuyama on 2nd June. Endo joked that he wanted Nobuhiro Shimatani to be the challenger. Instead Keisuke Ishii walked out wearing his Right To Challenge Guantlet. Ishii told Endo he will cash in the Gauntlet for a KO-D Title match on 19th May at Korakuen Hall. Imabayashi told Ishii that this year the Gauntlet rules have changed and DDT will not permit any preempted cash ins. Ishii told him he has a plan and will use his cash in at the right time on the show to make it a surprise as the rules intended. So DDT cannot officially confirm or advertise Endo Vs Ishii for the title on the 15th but it will happen there somehow.
In a rematch from last December, Shinya Aoki avenged his loss to Konosuke Takeshita. In order to get into the different vibe of the match, Takeshita wrestled barefoot in plain black trunks. Aoki put him in a Sleeper Hold but Takeshita reached the ropes and stepped out to the apron to break it up. When Aoki let go, Takeshita jumped from the apron and Headbutted his opponent. He did a German Suplex, put Aoki into a Crab Hold and transitioned into a Cross Armbreaker. However control switched to Aoki and he cinched in the Foot Choke to make Takeshita give up. The two shook hands and bumped fists after the match.
The KO-D Tag Team Titles match was chaos as three teams fought it out for the belts. The champions Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao jumped everyone to start things off then The Moonlight Express hit a double Moonsault to the outside onto Ricky Starks & Mike Rollins. Sasaki put both Starks and Mike Bailey into a stacked Cross Facelock until MAO broke it up with a Springboard Senton. The Express gave Sasaki the Michinoku Tornado Driver but Starks & Rollins broke the pin. The Express got rid of Starks & Rollins when Bailey hit a Standing Shooting Star Knee Drop onto Rollins on the apron while MAO hit the Cannonball 450 on Starks. However Sasaki distracted the referee so Takao could give MAO a Low Blow. Takao then used a Vertebreaker (DDT is calling it a Reverse Gory Special Bomb in their results) to get the win and keep the tag belts in DAMNATION. Backstage MAO is disturbed over the result. He revealed his goal for the last three years was to get rid of DAMNATION and revert Tetsuya Endo back to the way he was before he joined that group. Recent events have been a major setback but MAO promises he will achieve his goal some day. Rollins is upset he lost his first Korakuen match. Starks said the two of them are Psycho & Sexy. They will always have a chance to win the tag titles the next time they come back to DDT. Sasaki mocked Takeshita for running away from the match to go play pro wrestling with Aoki.
Both HARASHIMA and Antonio Honda entered the ring wearing towels around their waists. They took off the towels to reveal they were both wearing panties over their gear. It was time for the Panty☆Hunt Tiger Cub Rope Death Match! The rules were the first person to remove their opponent’s panties would be the winner. But HARASHIMA and Honda also had to wrestle while they were tied together with a tiger rope with a cuddly little stuffed tiger toy attached to it. Honda used the tiger toy as a shield because HARASHIMA was too nice to harm the tiger. The two would then tie each other up in the rope until HARASHIMA hit the Somato. But Honda used the momentum to roll on top of HARASHIMA’s back and pull his panties off to become the new DDT Extreme Champion! HARASHIMA congratulated Honda on the win and when he left, Akito came out to challenge Honda. Akito brought up when Honda said the Extreme Title matches were the most exciting of his career. It was the same for Akito which is why he wants a title shot. They agreed to have the match in Kitazawa Town Hall on 25th May.
It’s a little over a year until the Olympic Games reach Tokyo but DDT is getting into the swing of things early by bringing in Yoshiaki Yatsu to wrestle for them. He kept everybody on their toes but it was Sanshiro Takagi who had the winner’s spotlight on him at the end. Takagi yelled “Thank you Heisei!” before he hit Hiroshi Yamato with the flying Clothesline From Hell to end the match. Takagi is now in possession of the Blue Right To Challenge Gauntlet.
Today was the first time Saki Akai & Asuka teamed together. It worked out great for them since they beat Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani. However Akai admitted the teamwork she had with Asuka felt incomplete. It needs more power because that is how Meiko Satomura measures other wrestlers no matter their gender. Since Akai only wrestles in DDT she went looking at other interesting places to find someone to give her team more power. She found that person. Joining Akai & Asuka for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match on 11th May is Hikaru Shida!
Keisuke Okuda ends his tenure with DDT by kicking Yuki Iino in the head. There is no bad blood coming out of the match. Okuda shook hands with everyone and they all posed for a group photo. His history with Yuki Ueno in DNA is also water under the bridge as they were on friendly terms during the backstage interviews. Okuda also said he will miss Naomi Yoshimura because they wrestled as the Naomi Kingdom together. Okuda is now gone from the company but he thinks his path will cross with the DDT roster again in the future.
Two months after its pro wrestling debut, the mascot Pokotan returned to the ring for its second match. Disaster struck when Kazuki Hirata chopped Pokotan’s head off, revealing the top of its robotic frame underneath. Pokotan went haywire and attacked Hirata relentlessly. Yukinori Matsui tried to stop the mascot but he got thrown out of the ring, causing a disqualification. Pokotan then attacked everything in sight until Danshoku Dieno placed its head back on. That fixed the problem and Pokotan was back to its friendly, lovable self.
Dieno was part of the show opening festivities but got ambushed by Gota Ihashi and Nobuhiro Shimatani on two separate occasions. Dieno was able to fight both of them off in ways that only he can to stay as the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion.
Kenta Kobashi appeared after intermission to promote his next Fortune Dream show on 10th June. Kazusada Higuchi will be teaming with Yuji Okabayashi for a match against the NOAH team of Yoshiki Inamura & Go Shiozaki. When Ishii announced his plans at the end of the show he turned over to Kobashi at the commentary table and told him how much of a big fan he is of him. Ishii brought up Kobashi’s match with Terry Gordy on 21st May, 1993 in Sapporo that he is particularly fond of. Ishii said he will shine like Kobashi did on that day when he cashes in his title shot.