DDT “BLACK OUT PRESENTS KING OF DDT 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 26/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,033 Fans – No Vacancy
0. Under Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Crab Hold (8:09).
1. T2Hide Goodbye Series Final Match ~ Lucha Libre Rules: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Akito, Yuki Iino, Gorgeous Matsuno & Saki Akai when Hirata pinned Iino with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (10:01).
2. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Tetsuya Endo defeated MAO with a Modified Yurikamome Hold (9:45).
3. King Of DDT 2018 – Semi Final: Daisuke Sasaki defeated HARASHIMA with a Crucifix Pin (10:20).
4. No Touch 4 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi and Keisuke Ishii & Mike Bailey when Takao pinned Takanashi with the Gin And Tonic (6:46).
5. Danshoku Dieno, Makoto Oishi & Super Sasadango Machine defeated Shigehiro Irie, Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watase when Dieno submitted Watase with the Meiko Killer II/Homo Naciente (4:47).
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami, Antonio Honda & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Gota Ihashi & Yuki Ueno when Fujinami submitted Ihashi with the Dragon Sleeper (9:39).
7. King Of DDT 2018 – Final: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Tetsuya Endo with the Crossover Facelock (21:36).
Daisuke Sasaki is the winner of King Of DDT 2018! For the last three years DAMNATION has dominated the tournament and this year was the exclamation point because both Sasaki and last year’s winner Tetsuya Endo reached the final. Sasaki ordered Endo to lay down and take an easy pin at the beginning of the final but Endo kicked out at two and tried to steal the win from his leader. From there both men fought each other with the truest of intentions to win. Endo used the Yurikamome Hold that got him past the semi-final earlier but Sasaki reached the ropes. Endo surprised everyone by countering the Crossface into a Paulie Buster! Sasaki took everything that Endo could throw at him and wouldn’t be beaten. He blocked the Tetsuya In The Sky With Diamonds and on the turnbuckles and turned the move into an Avalanche Pedigree! From there, Sasaki locked in the Crossover Facelock and made Endo submit.
Sasaki’s prize is 1,000,000 yen and a year’s worth of BLACK OUT energy drink. More importantly than that he now gets the main even KO-D Openweight Title match at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018”! Sasaki called Endo strong then asked him who is stronger? Endo admitted it’s Daisuke Sasaki. With the next KO-D Title match taking place on Tuesday, Sasaki said he doesn’t care if the champion is Danshoku Dieno or Meiko Satomura. He will take the championship from either of them at Sumo Hall! When Sasaki was done speaking, Nobuhiro Shimatani excitedly tried to rally the fans to support the 2018 King Of DDT, “Charisma” Daisuke Sasaki! He was then cut off with a Low Blow by Sasaki. When Sasaki wins the KO-D Title, he will not be crying like other people because he will always be angry. 2016. 2017. 2018. DAMNATION will always be on top!
Sasaki’s path to the final saw him overcome HARASHIMA in the semi-final by the skin of his teeth. He countered a Cross Armbreaker into a Crucifix Pin to steal the win away from HARASHIMA. Disappointed by the result, HARASHIMA assured himself that he will get a chance to become KO-D Champion again some day, it just won’t be at Sumo Hall in October.
Endo had to get past MAO in his semi-final and almost made a quick job of it when he hit the Tetsuya In The Sky early. Endo avoided the Cannonball 450 and rolled a Hurricanrana into the Yurikamome Hold to make MAO give up. For MAO the defeat gives him something to think about. He never thought he would lose to the man he pinned to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles a month ago.
The return of Tatsumi Fujinami to DDT turned out to be a big occasion for a few people. Yuki Ueno debuted new white gear with the words “Deltoid Biceps” on the front of the trunks and “Latissimus Dorsi Muscle” on the back. Gota Ihashi also got to step in the ring against one of the greats and prove he is worthy of being a pro wrestler. Although Fujinami defeated him, Fujinami liked what he saw. Fujinami then made a big promise for Ihashi. Next time he will bring Riki Choshu to him! In a backstage interview after the match Fujinami found it funny that he got to team with an Antonio and a Sakaguchi again. Antonio Honda even did the Enzuigiri as part of the finish.
Dieno came up with a sneaky tactic to get his team the win over RENEGADES. Dieno and Super Sasadango Machine switched costumes before the match with Sasadango using a towel to cover his head until the disguises were blown. Still, Dieno used the F5 on Jason Kincaid and then put Mizuki Watase in the Sol Naciente to make him submit. Normally Dieno would name that move the Homo Naciente but with his KO-D Title defence against Meiko Satomura coming up on Tuesday he’s calling it the Meiko Killer II! He now has two Meiko Killer moves with one more being kept secret.
After the match Shigehiro Irie grabbed the microphone and demanded Dieno’s attention. Irie isn’t worrying about regaining the KO-D Title for now. Instead he just wants a singles match with Dieno. Unfortunately for him Dieno had a surprise announcement to make. He resigned as DDT Producer yesterday. Now that he is KO-D Champion and has a spot in the Sumo Hall main event he no longer needs the Producer role. He can’t have a singles match with Irie because he no longer has the power to book it! A furious Irie hit Dieno with the Beast Bomber and then destroyed his shoulder with the Pentagon Jr. Armbreaker. Irie ranted backstage that he will kill Dieno!
Match #4 was a mess thanks to the Brahman Brothers. They threw eggs and buckets of water at everyone. Mike Bailey wore one of the buckets over his head and took over the Brahman’s usual bowling ball suitcase spot. Gorgeous Matsuno got involved in the match to help the Brahmans but got accidentally blinded by their ink spray. Mad Paulie took the ink and sprayed it in Masahiro Takanashi’s face so Soma Takao could win with the Gin And Tonic.
It’s back to business as usual for Kazuki Hirata. His dance entrance was stopped by everyone else in the match attacking him. Then all of the ringside attendants attacked him. Then all of the DDT staff attacked him. Then the Don Quijote mascot who was there for sponsorship reasons waddled into the ring and attacked him. Later in the match Gorgeous Matsuno tried to sing until Akito Suplexed him mid-song. Everybody put on Hirata GO! glasses and started dancing until Matsuno sang again. Hirata then pinned Yuki Iino to end the match. Since today was T2Hide’s final match together, Hirata asked Sanshiro Takagi and Toru Owashi to dance with him one last time. The music began and Hirata danced while Takagi & Owashi both broke down into tears, hugged each other and left the ring ignoring Hirata.
Kouki Iwasaki survived the Standing Shooting Stars from Nobuhiro Shimatani to submit him with a Crab Hold.
The show began with big news that Jun Kasai will become a regular part of DDT shows beginning on 4th September! His first major match of this tenure will be on 23rd September at Korakuen Hall when Kasai teams up with Sabu and a mystery partner to face ALL OUT. Kasai wants to show DDT fans things they have never seen before. He also realises he will be a part of Konosuke Takeshita’s first match back from injury and warns that Takeshita might break again when they fight each other. Kasai finished the announcement by declaring his entry into the Dramatic General Election.
A big match was announced for “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2018”. I mean literally because the match is Super Sasadango Machine Vs Andreza Giant Panda! Sasadango informed everyone that this panda eats 40kg of bamboo a day and it puts bamboo at risk of becoming endangered. He promises to crush Andreza when they clash!