Video – Michael Nakazawa’s DDT Send Off

March 29, 2019

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2019”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,433 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

A Miraculous Ending! Goodbye Michael! Till We Meet Again! – Michael Nakazawa Send-Off Match: Michael Nakazawa Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Keisuke Okuda & Hiroshi Yamato


DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2019” Results

March 21, 2019

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2019”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,433 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Under Match: Shunma Katsumata defeated Mizuki Watase with a Casadora Foot Stomp (5:42).
1. Bull James, Kota Umeda & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani when James pinned Shimatani with the Doink Drop (14:49).
2. A Miraculous Ending! Goodbye Michael! Till We Meet Again! – Michael Nakazawa Send-Off Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Keisuke Okuda & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Michael Nakazawa when Yamato pinned Nakazawa with the Sliding X (0:18).
2a. Rematch: Sanshiro Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Keisuke Okuda & Hiroshi Yamato defeated Michael Nakazawa when Okuda submitted Nakazawa with the Cross Armbreaker (0:25).
2b. Another Match: Michael Nakazawa, Masahiro Takanashi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Keisuke Okuda & Hiroshi Yamato when Nakazawa pinned Takagi with the Michael Slam (8:50).
3. The Hirata Dance Is The Best! No, It’s The Pro Wrestling Exercise! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Makoto Oishi, Antonio Honda & Asuka defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai (w/ Furitsuke Kamen) when Oishi pinned Hirata with a Cradle (8:27).
4. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Riki Choshu, Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Ueno defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Gota Ihashi when Higuchi pinned Ihashi with the Doctor Bomb (9:26).
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Meiko Satomura, DASH Chisako & Chihiro Hashimoto defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino (c) when Hashimoto pinned Iino with the Albright (15:34).
*ALL OUT fails in V3. Sendai Girls become the 38th KO-d 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated Mike Bailey & MAO (c) when Takao pinned MAO with the Gin And Tonic (14:52).
*The Moonlight Express fails in V4. DAMNATION becomes the 66th KO-D Tag Team Champions!
7. DDT Extreme Title – #IThoughtOfTheExtremeRules Best 2 Out Of 3 Match: HARASHIMA (c) (2) defeated Muscle Sakai (1).
7a. Daruma-san ga Koronda Death Match: Muscle Sakai defeated HARASHIMA (c) by TKO (4:20).
7b. Telephone Death Match: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Muscle Sakai (4:50).
7c. Get Pinned For 3 Seconds Match: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Muscle Sakai with a High Kick From Below (4:25).
*V1 for HARASHIMA.

The creative juices were flowing for HARASHIMA and Muscle Sakai in their DDT Extreme Title match. It was best two out of three with a different stipulation in each fall. First fall was a game of Daruma-san ga Koronda. When that phrase was shouted into the microphone, both wrestlers had to freeze. If anyone moved they would be deducted a point and the first one to lose three points would be disqualified. Both HARASHIMA and Sakai lost their first point at the same time because the phrase was said while they were in the middle of a Brianbuster. HARASHIMA lost his second point while he was doing the Swan Dive Superplex. He was then DQ’ed when the phrase was called while he hit Sakai with the Somato.

Fall #2 was a Telephone Death Match. Both wrestlers had to constantly have a conversation with other people on their phones while they wrestled. If they get interrupted for three seconds they will lose. Sakai said he was at a disadvantage because he had poor reception in the ring. He was on the line to Michael Nakazawa and told him to come out and help when HARASHIMA was beating him. Nakazawa came out but his attack backfired and knocked Sakai’s phone away. Sakai couldn’t pick up his phone in time and he was counted out.

The third and final fall could only be won by a wrestler if he was pinned by his opponent. HARASHIMA purposely used moves that placed himself on his back and shoulders so he could get pinned but Sakai struggled away. Sakai gave HARASHIMA the Lehmann Shock twice and tried to do it a third time, enough to statistically guarantee he would win the match! But HARASHIMA suddenly kicked Sakai in the head and Sakai fell on top of him for the unintentional pin. This means HARASHIMA won the third fall and is ultimately the winner and still the Extreme Champion!

HARASHIMA thanked Sakai for the match but was quickly interrupted when Antonio Honda entered the ring only wearing a t-shirt, underwear and socks. He didn’t think about putting pants on because he is only focused on getting an Extreme Title shot! The matches he’s had when fighting for this title is the most he’s enjoyed wrestling so he wants to experience that again. Tetsuya Koda was against the idea because Honda doesn’t have the track record to deserve a title match. Hisaya Imabayashi stood up for Honda by pointing out he recently main evented Sumo Hall. That was enough to convince Koda and the title match was booked for the 28th April Korakuen Hall show.

The show was reaching its end so HARASHIMA invited Nakazawa to come out and have his farewell ceremony. Sanshiro Takagi handed Nakazawa a bouquet and admitted that even though he beat Nakazawa up over the last 14 years, he would have liked him to stay in DDT. But if Kenny Omega needs Nakazawa over in America for AEW then Takagi is more than happy to send him over. Nakazawa also said he would like to stay in DDT but he wants to help out his best friend Kenny. Nakazawa was given the 10 bell salute but it was interrupted by a video message from Omega himself! In the video Omega said it’s been a long time since he’s been with the DDT fans and he wishes he could have been at the show today. He apologised to DDT for stealing Nakazawa from them to be the AEW Vice President’s Vice President. AEW needs Nakazawa but Omega also knows that you should never forget your family. So even though Nakazawa is a part of AEW he will also continue to be a part of DDT! Nakazawa can still wrestle in DDT and who knows, maybe Kenny will also show up in DDT again someday? The video ended and Takagi’s first response was to give Nakazawa a Stunner. Maybe out of celebration for keeping Nakazawa or maybe because Omega is coming back to DDT someday. Either way it’s good news.

Both of the KO-D Tag Titles changed hands on the show today. The KO-D Tag Team Titles are back in the hands of DAMNATION when Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao beat The Moonlight Express. For weeks Sasaki had been in a slump losing one match after another. But with nothing left to lose he went to his cheating ways and that gave DAMNATION the chance to win. Sasaki attacked Mike Bailey with a chair then threw it at MAO when MAO jumped off the turnbuckle. The Express fought back and looked to have the match won when MAO went for the Cannonball 450 on Soma Takao while Bailey Moonsaulted out of the ring onto Sasaki. Bailey hit his target but Takao rolled away from MAO’s Cannonball. MAO tried to give Takao the Michinoku Driver I but Takao countered it into the Gin And Tonic to win.

Takao told everyone it’s been seven years since his previous KO-D Tag Title reign. He finally has it back. He would talk about it more but he has somewhere to go so he passed the microphone over to Sasaki. The DAMNATION leader mourned about today being his last day in DDT. He’s been here for 10 years and while it was good he now wants to go abroad and sign with a company like AEW. Tetsuya Endo and Mad Paulie cried as Sasaki walked away. Takao said thank you to Sasaki, something he has never said out loud. Nobuhiro Shimatani however saw an opportunity and declared himself the new leader of DAMNATION! It only lasted a few seconds because Sasaki got back into the ring and he gave Shimatani a Low Blow. Sasaki changed his mind. He is staying in DDT and will take over from Shimatani to become the new, third leader of DAMNATION!

The KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles also changed hands when the Sendai Girls defeated ALL OUT! The growing rivalry between Konosuke Takeshita and Meiko Satomura continued while they led their teams into battle. Yuki Iino found himself matching power with power against Chihiro Hashimoto while Akito faced off with DASH Chisako. Chisako dealt out RKOs and used a Top Rope Hurricanrana to fling Hashimoto onto Takeshita. Her momentum was stopped dead by Iino’s Spear. Hashimoto used her own Spears to great effect. The Sendai Girls isolated Iino and dropped him big with a Triple Tower Of Doom where Satomura & Chisako Superplexed him from an assisted Hashimoto Power Bomb. Iino struggled to fight out of Hashimoto’s grasp so Satomura hit him with the Scorpio Rising. From there Hashimoto pulled off the Albright German Suplex, resulting in new champions!

Satomura and Takeshita faced off after the match but a frustrated Takeshita backed off and left. Hashimoto told everyone that the Sendai Girls are the strongest out there among both men and women. Saki Akai then came down to the ring. She congratulated the new champions then said she wanted to be part of their first defence. Tetsuya Koda asked Akai if she has any tag partners. Akai admitted she doesn’t have any. She was so excited to come out and challenge the Sendai Girls that she never thought about who her partners should be. Satomura told Akai to go out and find her team. There is something about Akai that hasn’t been shown yet and Satomura wants to help wake up this sleeping talent.

The time for redemption was here for Gota Ihashi. After so much hard work he finally got to step in the ring again with Riki Choshu. Did he win Choshu’s respect? Eh… not really. Ihashi did his best and had the fan support despite getting pinned by Kazusada Higuchi. His effort even had Yukio Sakaguchi calling out to Choshu after the match to give the poor lad some credit. When asked about it backstage, Choshu said he didn’t care. He was fine teaming with Higuchi and Yuki Ueno though.

A sneaky Kazuki Hirata discovered that Furitsuke Kamen is unable to do his Pro Wrestling Exercises without his mask. So Hirata stole the mask before their match took place. Kamen confronted Hirata in the ring and the two duelled while the match continued. When Hirata thought he won he celebrated but Kamen chopped him in the neck and reclaimed his mask. Hirata then recovered and chopped back at Kamen. The two continued fighting until they started to like each other. They approached and looked like they were about to kiss when Makoto Oishi cradled Hirata for the three count. Hirata agreed to give Kamen his mask back so the entire venue could experience the Pro Wrestling Exercise. Everyone who was in the match was joined by Hiroshi Yamato, Pokotan and some masked dancers for a big dance performance.

Michael Nakazawa’s farewell match had a couple of restarts because he kept getting pinned within seconds. Eventually they all agreed to changed the 5 Vs 1 Handicap Match into a regular trios match. Miraculously, Nakazawa won by pinning Takagi! He got hug Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga and his farewell ceremony was pushed to the end of the show.

When Bull James was running wild in the opener, DAMNATION threw the trainee Nakamura into the ring to try and stop him. James picked up Nakamura and threw him out of the ring onto them instead! James went on to crush Shimatani with a Samoan Drop and then the Doink Drop for the win.

Shunma Katsumata used the Casadora to set up a Double Foot Stomp to win the pre-show match against Mizuki Watase.

Tenshin Nasukawa will be a special guest at the AbemaTowers Wrestling show on 29th March. Danshoku Dieno will also be there looking for the AbemaTV president again.

Next month’s Korakuen show will be sponsored by Souken Holdings. The company spokesman Mr. Nakano tried whatever he could to be part of the show opening announcements. He also offered to make entrance music for some of the wrestlers. His eagerness was such a nuisance that Takeshita had to chop him while Imabayashi held Nakano back. With Nakano taken care of, Takeshita changed the subject to his recent trip to the UK. He missed a connecting flight so his entire journey from Japan to England lasted 36 hours!


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKASHIGANI~” Results

June 10, 2018

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2018 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKASHIGANI~”, 10/06/2018
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill
189 Fans

1. Lucha Libre Rules: Hiratimo Dragon & Toru Owashi defeated KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi by Disqualification when Sakaguchi unmasked Hiratimo (10:13).
2. Mike Bailey & MAO defeated Kota Umeda & Yuki Iino when MAO pinned Iino after the Skylab Hurricance (10:21).
3. Keisuke Ishii defeated Yuki Ueno with the High Angle Double Arm DDT (12:31).
4. ALL OUT Vs DDT Now Variety Group!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata defeated Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda when Takeshita pinned Oishi with the Blue Dahlia (13:03).
5. 3 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase and Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Paulie pinned Watase with the Paulie Buster (9:39).
*Mad Paulie wins Mizuki Watase’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.
6. Numazu Global Specialty! Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi when Sasaki submitted Takanashi with the Cross Facelock (13:09).

Soma Takao came to Daisuke Sasaki’s rescue by preventing Masahiro Takanashi from hitting the Takatonic. Takao caught Takanashi mid move and lifted him into the Schwein. Sasaki then locked in the Cross Facelock for the win. After the match Sasaki publicly congratulated Kenny Omega for winning the IWGP Heavyweight Title in New Japan yesterday. He then bragged about DAMNATION beating HARASHIMA today without cheating or using weapons, proof that he and Takao can do the same in the upcoming DDT Extreme Title 3 Way Match.

There was more good news for DAMNATION today because Mad Paulie now has a Right To Challenge Gauntlet, winning it from Mizuki Watase. Sasaki wants Paulie to use it right away but Paulie either doesn’t want to or doesn’t understand how to. Watase blames only himself for losing the Gauntlet and giving Shigehiro Irie another surprise challenger to worry about. However Irie welcomes the extra chance to defend the KO-D Openweight Title somewhere down the line.

According to Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi now has the power of marriage to make him stronger. So to encourage him, Dieno had wrestlers hand out headshots of Misaki Ohata to the audience to hold in the air while Oishi wrestled. Shunma Katsumata made Oishi angry when he took one of the photos and rubbed it against Dieno’s ass. Oishi gave Katsumata the Miracle Ecstasy for revenge but he was then pinned by Konosuke Takeshita with the Blue Dahlia Crucifix Bomb. After the match Takeshita admitted that Oishi was stronger than usual today. Akito wasn’t convinced that Oishi’s love for Ohata was genuine because Oishi’s first marriage fell apart when he hooked up with other women. Dieno came up with an idea. He grabbed one of the Ohata headshots and held it in front of Akito’s head facing Oishi. Dieno then told Oishi to speak to Akito as if he was Ohata. Oishi promised “Ohata” that won’t fool around with other women and will do whatever he can to make her happy. Oishi kissed the photo, pulled the photo away and then kissed Akito.


DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2014” Results

October 26, 2014

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DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2014”, 26/10/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,200 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

0. Dark Match: MIKAMI (#21) defeated Shunma Katsumata (#24) with a School Boy (4:19).
0. Dark Match: Shigehiro Irie (#23) Vs Daisuke Sasaki (#22) ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
1. Saki Akai (#6) & Makoto Oishi (#16) defeated Cherry (#7) & Yasu Urano (#11) when Oishi pinned Cherry with the Miracle Ecstasy (6:35).
2. KUDO (#10) & Masa Takanashi (#15) defeated Keisuke Ishii (#4) & Soma Takao (#8) when Takanashi pinned Soma with the Takatonic (7:09).
3. Tetsuya Endo (#20) defeated Kazuki Hirata (#11) with a Cradle (3:38).
4. Yukio Sakaguchi (#17) defeated Super Sasadango Machine (#18) with a Reverse Cross Armbreakr (2:57).
5. Dramatic Send Off ~ Kenny Omega Last DDT Match – Falls Count Anywhere Match: Kota Ibushi (#1) & Kenny Omega (#18) defeated Danshoku Dino (#5) & Konosuke Takeshita (#18) when Omega pinned Dino after the Golden Shower (25:43).
6. DDT Extreme Title – Give Up Only Match: Akito (c) (#9) defeated Antonio Honda (#13) with a Sharpshooter (13:38).
*V2 for Akito.
7. KO-D Openweight Title: HARASHIMA (c) (#3) defeated Isami Kodaka (#2) with the Somato (15:21).
*V5 for HARASHIMA.

KO-D Title Next Challenger Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament

1. Round 1: Tetsuya Endo defeated Super Sasadango Machine with Scissors.
2. Round 1: Makoto Oishi defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with Paper.
3. Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Masa Takanashi with Scissors.
4. Round 1: Yasu Urano defeated Antonio Honda with Paper.
5. Round 1: Kazuki Hirata defeated KUDO with Scissors.
6. Round 1: Soma Takao defeated Akito with Paper.
7. Round 1: Cherry defeated Saki Akai with Paper.
8. Round 1: Keisuke Ishii defeated Danshoku Dino with Scissors.
9. Quarter Final: Makoto Oishi defeated Tetsuya Endo with Paper.
10. Quarter Final: Yasu Urano defeated Konosuke Takeshita with Rock.
11. Quarter Final: Soma Takao defeated Kazuki Hirata with Rock.
12. Quarter Final: Cherry defeated Keisuke Ishii with Paper.
13. Semi Final: Yasu Urano defeated Makoto Oishi with Rock.
14. Semi Final: Soma Takao defeated Cherry with Paper.
15. Final: Soma Takao defeated Yasu Urano with Paper.

The entire card for today’s show was created based on the results of the DDT Dramatic General Election. In the main event HARASHIMA defended the KO-D Openweight Title against the runner up of the election Isami Kodaka. The winner Kota Ibushi gets his title shot in Saitama Super Arena next February. The two were involved in several matches together this year including the main event of Sumo Hall but they never faced each other one on one until today. HARASHIMA once and for all came out on top and told Kodaka the match was fun. Amon Tsurumi came out and declared an immediate Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament to determine the No. 1 Contender for 30th November. Soma Takao beat Yasu Urano in the final and told HARASHIMA afterwards that the General Election wasn’t the end of the tension, it is just the beginning. HARASHIMA said he isn’t nervous because Takao won a tournament based on luck and he’ll have to increase his ability much more if he wants to win.

Akito seems pretty pleased with his DDT Extreme Title run so far. He’s been happy with the rule choices he defends the title under and today was a Give Up only match against Antonio Honda. He thinks he is now making the Extreme Title accessible to both the junior and senior wrestlers of DDT to chase after.

Today was the final match of DDT’s resident charismatic Canadian, Kenny Omega. For six years, Kenny has done almost everything you could think of for the company. Now it is time for him to move on and advance his career over in New Japan. But first he had a Fall Count Anywhere match to compete in. Teaming with Kota Ibushi for what may be the final Golden Lovers match for a while (Ibushi now wrestles as Heavyweight in New Japan, Kenny is sticking with the Jr. Heavyweight division when he moves over), they took on Danshoku Dino & Konosuke Takeshita. Kenny received a golden reaction from the crowd in attendence and the entire ring was covered in streamers for his ring introduction. The match was interrupted near the end by Michael Nakazawa when he pulled Yukinori Matsui out of the ring during a pinfall. Michael said he didn’t want Kenny to leave and so couldn’t let the match finish. Ibushi knocked out Michael and the match continued. Tetsuya Endo then interrupted the match when he pulled Daisuke Kiso out of the ring. Endo also begged Kenny not to leave. Ibushi knocked out Endo and the match continued once more. Kenny was about to pin Dino again the lights went out and his music played and his music played prematurely. Out came Yoshihiko dressed as Kenny! Nakazawa said that even Kennyhiko didn’t want Kenny to leave and the doll suddenly got into a fight with Ibushi in what is probably the weirdest love triangle in wrestling since Perry Saturn, Terri Runnels and Moppy. When the match finally got back on track Kenny gave Takeshita the One-Winged Angel and then joined Ibushi on the top rope to do the Golden Shower onto Dino. After the match Kenny admitted that saying goodbye would not be suitable because he is not retiring. DDT will always be with him and he hopes everyone will continue to cheer for him in New Japan.

Before Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Super Sasadango Machine could begin, Sasadango held a PowerPoint presentation titled “Measuring The Tendency Of Martial Artists In Pro Wrestling”. Sasadango worked out that he has no advantages over Sakaguchi other than height and weight. Sakaguchi’s strength is his striking ability and his weakness is his lack of experience as a pro wrestler. Sasadango needed more research so he then called the University of Europe to look up if a father’s weaknesses can be inherited by his children. He somehow worked out that Seiji Sakaguchi was the weakest amongst his siblings, therefore Yukio must be weak too. To mark this discovery, Sasadango developed a new pinning move called the Kids Clutch Lehmann Shock. Applying it once would remove 35% of the victim’s hit points, applying it twice would reduce 75% and applying it three times would take away 105%. The match began and Sasadango did the move twice, both getting nearfalls. He did it a third time but Sakaguchi countered it into a Reverse Cross Armbreaker and forced Sasadango to submit.

Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazuki Hirata pretty quickly, countering the Viagra Driver into a roll up for the pin. Afterwards Endo threw out the challenge for T2Hide Vs Happy Motel for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Hirata was about to accept and wanted the match to be in Shizuoka Kiramesse Numazu but his partners Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi physically stopped him from saying it. Owashi called Hirata irresponsible for acting so rash, especially since they could hold the match at Korakuen Hall in front of a bigger audience. Hirata then slapped both Owashi and Takagi! He didn’t care how many people would see it or how small the venue is, he wants to show Happy Motel he isn’t a loser. The challenge was accepted and the title match will be in Shizuoka on 9th November.

DDT revealed some of its big matches for the rest of the year. The KO-D Openweight Title will be defended in Korakuen Hall on 30th November and 23rd December. Those are the final defences for the title until DDT goes to Saitama Super Arena next February. Big Japan powerhouse Daisuke Sekimoto will compete at the Saitama Super Arena show. The KO-D Tag Team Titles will be defended in Kawaguchi on 2nd November and then on the 30th November Korakuen show. Yasu Urano also announced that Kendo Kashin will wrestle at the Smile Squash produced event in Korakuen on 11th December.

The Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title may soon be vacated. Sanshiro Takagi noticed that the belt hasn’t been seen since “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2014” when popstar LiLiCo became the champion. Amon Tsurumi said that LiLiCo has a busy schedule so she has been unable to appear at any DDT show. Takagi then demanded that LiLiCo appears at Korakuen on 30th November otherwise she will be stripped of the title! Takagi also pointed out that the title is still active and it is possible she could lose it to somebody else until then.

Some new projects are on the way. There will be two DDT apps released on iPhone next month. DDT Nyokinyoki is a training game of some sort and DDT Camera lets you add DDT wrestlers to your pictures. The DDT Manga Project was also announced in collaboration with GANMA!, an online manga service. Sanshiro Takagi and Danshoku Dino will audition professional and amateur manga artsits for a serialized DDT manga.


Kenny Omega To Leave DDT, Joins New Japan

October 3, 2014

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An emergency press conference was held by DDT today to announce Kenny Omega will finish working for the company in October and will be permanently transferring over to New Japan. Due to changing circumstances DDT is now signing its roster to 6 month contracts instead of year long contracts. During negotiations Omega said he wanted to work for New Japan and was determined to move. NJPW president Naoki Sugabayashi said he was surprised when he heard about Omega’s proposal but immediately started discussions with other New Japan staff to sign him. A deal was struck between DDT and New Japan to let Kenny finish up his remaining dates with DDT.

Kenny said he has often wrestled in New Japan, usually in the Best Of The Super Juniors tournament, but always felt like he was just a guest. He thinks New Japan has the best wrestlers in the world and he wants to prove he is the best Junior Heavyweight. Leaving DDT will be painful and he will feel lonely without them but he is at his physical peak. He will be disappointed if he could never reach his limit at 100%. Kenny confirmed he is not signing a dual contract like Kota Ibushi (who has signed a new one year contract with NJPW). He needs to put all of his focus on New Japan if he wants to be successful.

DDT president Sanshiro Takagi told the press he respects the will of his wrestlers as to why he is allowing Kenny to transfer between companies. Ibushi did not want to leave DDT entirely for New Japan so a deal was made for him to sign two contracts with the goal of boosting both companies. Because Kenny had so much desire to wrestle for New Japan, Takagi would not stop him from leaving.

When asked about whether or not Omega will continue the Golden Lovers team with Ibushi, Omega said they now wrestle in different divisions. Omega is sticking with Jr. Heavyweight while Ibushi has recently become a heavyweight. Omega says he has no choice but to find a new partner if he was to focus on tag team wrestling. He does wonder if he and Ibushi will eventually team together again in New Japan though. He was asked if there was a unit he wants to join. Kenny said he considered joining Bullet Club but they don’t suit him. For now his goal is to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title as soon as possible.

Kenny’s last words for his fans is they should continue supporting DDT. To the fans of New Japan, he wants to show them more of his style of wrestling. He also wants to make new fans out of people who have never seen him before. Omega’s match for DDT will be at the 26th October Korakuen Hall show. It will be himself and Ibushi against Danshoku Dino and Konosuke Takeshita in a Falls Count Anywhere match. There is no date set yet for his first New Japan match.


DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2013” Results

November 17, 2013

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DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2013”, 17/11/2013
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,851 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Title Contender Match: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Aja Kong defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Kong pinned Hirata with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (9:53).
2. Battle Royal: Guanhculo defeated Hikaru Sato by Ring Out (12:05).
Other Competitors: MIKAMI, Masa Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Michael Nakazawa, Hoshitango, Soma Takao, Gota Ihashi, DJ Nira and Daisuke Sasaki.
3. KUDO & Yasu Urano defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo when KUDO pinned Endo with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:50).
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Akito defeated Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii by Referee Stoppage when Sakaguchi knocked out Irie with a Knee To The Face (11:33).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Blindfold Hidden Breasts Match: HARASHIMA (c) defeated Antonio Honda when HARASHIMA stripped Honda’s bra with the Somato (12:03).
*V1 for HARASHIMA.
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto (c) defeated Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega when Kodaka pinned Omega with the Rasengan (20:57).
*V3 for Yankii Ni Cho Kenju.

Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto made it clear they are the very best tag team in DDT right now after defeating the Golden Lovers to retain the KO-D Tag Team Titles. Their next defence will be in Hakata on 15th December. The champions pointed out that two wrestlers from Union and 666 now currently dominate both the DDT and Big Japan tag team divisions and they should not be treated like fools because they come from “smelly indies”. Kodaka even asked for the title match to take place in the streets or the local shopping mall. Backstage, Kenny Omega said being defeated was the worst and both he and Kota Ibushi wrestled with injuries. He wants a Falls Count Anywhere rematch in DDT next year and even Ibushi said he wants revenge.

HARASHIMA defended the DDT Extreme Title in a Blindfold Hidden Breasts Match against Antonio Honda. The rule were both men had to wear blindfolds and bras. The first man to find and strip his opponent’s bra would win. Yukinori Matsui got caught in the crossfire a few times and narrowly avoided the Somato from the champion. HARASHIMA was able to knock down Honda with a High Kick and then flattened him with the Somato, pulling off Honda’s bra afterwards to win. HARASHIMA complimented Honda for coming up with a great match idea which taught him some valuable experience.

DJ Nira suddenly appeared with Daisuke Kiso by his side. He told HARASHIMA it would be either him or Kiso who will be the next challenger. He then gave Kiso the Rocket Punch and said he was the next challenger. The match is booked for the 23rd November show in Yokohama However, Guanchulo earlier won a Battle Royal that granted him a shot at HARASHIMA’s Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. It was agreed that he will face HARASHIMA in Sendai on the 24th. Kazuki Hirata snuck into the ring and attacked HARASHIMA. He rolled over HARASHIMA for a pin but only got a two count. He then fled the ring. If that wasn’t enough, Amon Tsurumi announced that HARASHIMA will defend his KO-D Openweight Title against Yukio Sakaguchi at the 23rd December Korakuen Hall show. HARASHIMA offered a handshake to Sakaguchi but he gave him a fist bump instead.

Speaking of Sakaguchi, he knocked out Shigehiro Irie with a Knee Strike to the face during their tag team match. Irie actually kicked out of the pin but was too groggy to stand up so the referee called for the match to end. A stretcher was brought out but Irie was helped out to the locker room by Keisuke Ishii and Soma Takao instead. Irie had no idea what happened and didn’t know the match was over.

Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi have found the perfect partner to go after the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. That wrestler is Aja Kong! The trio earned a title shot by beating two thirds of the champs and Kazuki Hirata. Dino said they are all ready to bukkake on the grand champion Akebono.

Saki Akai will return for her third wrestling match at the 23/12 Korakuen show.

Masa Takanashi will be holding a special 10th Anniversary show in Edogawa on 17th December. Shuji Ishikawa, Kazuhiro Tamura, Emi Sakura and the UMA Corps will all appear on the show.


Cards For Next Week

November 8, 2013

DDT “PHOENIX GENMA FIST IN NAGOYA 2013”, 10/11/2013
Nagoya Telepia Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Guanchulo
2. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao Vs MIKAMI, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Tetsuya Endo
3. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi Vs Kengo Takai & Koji Iwamoto
4. Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Gota Ihashi Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & DJ Nira
5. Yasu Urano Vs Masa Takanashi
6. Irregular Rules Match: Antonio Honda Vs Michael Nakazawa
7. HARASHIMA & KUDO Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Akito

The rules for Antonio Honda Vs Michael Nakazawa will be announced at the show.

DDT “GOD BLESS DDT 2013”, 17/11/2013
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Battle Royal: MIKAMI Vs Masa Takanashi Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Michael Nakazawa Vs Hoshitango Vs Soma Takao Vs Gota Ihashi Vs DJ Nira Vs Daisuke Sasaki Vs Hikaru Sato Vs Guanchulo
2. KUDO & Yasu Urano Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo
3. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Akito
4. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & X
5. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Antonio Honda
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega

Kenny Omega believes that when the Golden Lovers formed and won the KO-D Tag Team Titles in 2009 they were the best team in DDT. In 2010 they became legendary and he thinks they are still the best tag team not just in DDT but in the world. He acknowledged how popular Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto are but thinks they are not in the same league as himself and Ibushi.