CHOSHI ELECTRIC RAIL X DDT “TRAIN PRO WRESTLING” Results

April 16, 2017

CHOSHI ELECTRIC RAIL X DDT “TRAIN PRO WRESTLING”, 16/04/2017
Nakano Town Station
40 Fans – 100% Boarding Rate

1. Falls Count Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: HARASHIMA defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Rekka, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yasu Urano, Keisuke Ishii, Mad Paulie, Danshoku Dino, Royce Isaacs, Guanchulo, Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata, MAO, Saki Akai, Lady Beard and Kazusada Higuchi (38:29).
1a. Nobuhiro Shimatani eliminated Keisuke Ishii with the Standing Shooting Star Press (14:20).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani wins Keisuke Ishii’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
1b. Mad Paulie eliminated Yasu Urano with an Argentine Backbreaker (14:54).
1c. Danshoku Dino eliminated Rekka with the Danshoku Nightmare (17:33).
1d. Danshoku Dino eliminated Mad Paulie by Train Out (27:10).
1e.Nobuhiro Shimatani eliminated Royce Isaacs with a School Boy (29:31).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani wins Royce Isaacs’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
1f. Makoto Oishi eliminated Sanshiro Takagi with the Danshoku Dino Hell Gate (31:30).
1g. Shunma Katsumata eliminated Saki Akai with the Danshoku Dino and Makoto Oishi Hell Gate Car (32:40).
1h. Makoto Oishi eliminated Danshoku Dino with a Rolling Cradle (32:43).
1i. Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Lady Beard with a Sumo Bearhug (33:41).
1j. Kazusada Higuchi eliminated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata and MAO by Train Out (35:38).
1k. HARASHIMA eliminated Kazusada Higuchi with a Jackknife Pin (36:45).
1l. Guanchulo eliminated Nobuhiro Shimatani with a Backslide Pin (37:32).
*Guanchulo wins one of Nobuhiro Shimatani’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contracts.
1m. HARASHIMA eliminated Guanchulo with the Somato (38:29).
*HARASHIMA wins Guanchulo’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

All aboard! DDT teamed up with Choshi Electric Rail for their latest Street Wrestling experiment. Can you do a pro wrestling free for all inside a moving train? Sure you can! The train journey began in Nakano Town Station and do a full circle around the railway line. The match itself was a Falls Count Anywhere Battle Royal with new wrestlers entering the train at a different station. Pinfalls, submissions and being ejected from the train and left behind at a station were the intended ways to eliminate the opponents. Sanshiro Takagi, Rekka and HARASHIMA were the first entrants to start the match. The three did what they could while they adjusted to the cramped surroundings.

Nobuhiro Shimatani and Yasu Urano entered at Choshi Station. They were already fighting each other at the platform when the train arrived. Urano threw Shimatani against one of the railings and directed the others to do a Train Attack. Keisuke Ishii entered at Nishiinkajima Station and went through an athletic back and forth with Urano. When he switched focus to Takagi, Urano took the opportunity to low blow Shimatani.

The crowd gasped when the train arrived at Kimigahama Station because Mad Paulie was there waiting for them. He clubbed Ishii with a forearm until Urano leapt on his back and applied a Sleeper Hold. Shimatani hit a Standing Shooting Star on Ishii and pinned him while everyone else piled on top. It was ruled that Shimatani gets credited for eliminating Ishii so that means he won Ishii’s Right To Challenge Contract! As this was going on Paulie countered Urano’s Sleeper Hold into an Argentine Backbreaker. He walked up and down the train with Urano in the move until Urano gave up.

At Inabaru Station, Guanchulo was chased onto the train by Danshoku Dino and Royce Isaacs. Rekka tried to stop Dino because it is illegal to grope people on trains. Dino gave him a Lip Lock and the Danshoku Nightmare to eliminated him. NωA were next to enter at Ogawa Station. They sang and dance on the platform while Takagi and HARASHIMA fought over next to them. An old lady on the platform waved everyone off as the train departed. Dino and Isaacs double teamed HARASHIMA and tried to convince Paulie to join in but he attacked them instead. When the train stopped at an empty Kimigahama Station, Dino pushed Paulie out and the train left without him.

Back in the train there was a Headcsissor link formed from one end of the train to the other. Takagi turned everyone over with a Boston Crab link with Isaacs suffering the most at the other end. Isaacs reached over and grabbed a railing which in this situation counted as a Rope Break. Isaacs was then accidentaly given a Lip Lock when Shimatani ducked Dino’s affections. Shimatani then gave Isaacs a School Boy to eliminate him and win his second Right To Challenge Contract!

Saki Akai and Lady Beard got in the train at Kaiokajima Station and they put Shunma Katsumata and MAO in separate Cobra Twists. HARASHIMA grabbed Akai and put her in the Romero Special. Dino used Katsumata and MAO as stepping stones so he could go in position for a human pyramid Hell Gate. Makoto Oishi used it to great effect by pushing Takagi face first into Dino’s backside followed by a successful pinfall. Oishi and Dino then joined forces to form a Revolving Hell Gate on Akai. Katsumata pinned her for the elimination.

The final entrant appeared at Kurosui Station. It was Kazusada Higuchi wearing his sumo mawashi. Lady Beard squared up to him for a Sumo match but Higuchi squeezed him in a Bearhug until he tapped out. All three NωA members combined tried to push Higuchi back but Higuchi shoved them out of the train at Choshi Station for a triple elimination. HARASHIMA looked like he was about to join in the sumo fun but he threw kicks at Higuchi instead. Higuchi rushed in and was knocked down by a High Kick. HARASHIMA then rolled over with a Jackknife to pin Higuchi. HARASHIMA shouted that he won the duel because “This is pro wrestling.”

On the other side of the train Guanchulo pinned Shimatani with a Backslide Pin, winning one of the RTC Contracts. Shimatani still holds the other one so he wasn’t too upset over it. With HARASHIMA and Guanchulo as the final two wrestlers in the match, the train wasn’t far away from its final destination. HARASHIMA hit Guanchulo with a Buzzsaw Kick and followed with the Somato. HARASHIMA won the Train Pro Wrestling Match and gets an RTC Contract as his prize! The train arrived back at Nakano Town Station and HARASHIMA thanked the 40 fans for coming to support them.


DDT “JUDGEMENT 2016 ~DDT 19th ANNIVERSARY~” Preview

March 19, 2016

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DDT “JUDGEMENT 2016 ~DDT 19th ANNIVERSARY~”, 21/03/2016
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. King Of Dark Title: Seiya Morohashi (c) & Hoshitango Vs DJ Nira & Dai Suzuki
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Battle Royal: Miyu Yamashita Vs Syoko Nakajima Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Nonoko Vs Rika Tatsumi Vs Hyper Misao Vs Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuu Vs Nodoka-onesan Vs Marika Kobashi Vs Ai Shimizu Vs Poison Miura Vs KANNA
0. DNA Offer Match – Mao Inoue Comeback: Shunma Katsumata, Guanchulo & Mao Inoue Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Rainbow Kawamura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
0. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Ryu Gouma Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
1. Ryogoku First Appearance! Next KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Decision And Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Masa Takanshi Vs Soma Takao Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Cherry Vs Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu Vs Yoshihiko Vs Ken Ohka
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Akito & Yasu Urano
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Saki Akai, Makoto Oishi & Lady Beard Vs LiLiCo (c), Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
4. Special Tag Match: Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Tatsumi Fujinami & LEONA
5. DDT Extreme Title – Ultimate Royal Barbed Wire PowerPoint No Power Blast PWF Rules: Kendo Kashin (c) Vs Super Sasadango Machine
6. Kota Ibushi Comeback & Ibushi Wrestling Institute 1st Leg – East & West Toward The Front Over The Entire Surface Falls Count Anywhere Weapon Treasure Hunt Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Jun Kasai Vs KENSO & Michael Nakazawa Vs Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi
7. Dramatic Dream Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Minoru Suzuki
8. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Akebono
9. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchicomi! Presents: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa
10. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs HARASHIMA

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DDT celebrates the 19th year of its existence with the first of two visits to Sumo Hall in 2016. After drawing a disappointing number back in August, they have packed this card with everything they have in their arsenal. Spin offs BASARA, DNA and Tokyo Joshi Pro all have spots on the pre-show so there is a sense of DDT getting everybody they can on their rosters onto the show in a WrestleMania kind of manner. Things to look forward to this year are the aces of DDT and BASARA facing off, one man and his dog chasing after tag team gold, sumo being challenged by the power of asses, two grumpy fighters being grumpy to each other, the return of a Golden Star to shine over the least wanted feud in wrestling, the presence of a Dragon and his son and the most extreme PowerPoint presentation known to mankind.

0. King Of Dark Title: Seiya Morohashi (c) & Hoshitango Vs DJ Nira & Dai Suzuki

Seiya Morohashi has the unwanted honour of defending the King Of Dark Title at one of DDT’s biggest shows of the year. The belt has been in existence for over a year now and has been a nightmare for everyone who held it. Morohashi needs to pin either DJ Nira or Dai Suzuki to transfer the belt to them and escape from dark match hell.

0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Battle Royal: Miyu Yamashita Vs Syoko Nakajima Vs Yuka Sakazaki Vs Nonoko Vs Rika Tatsumi Vs Hyper Misao Vs Azusa Takigawa Vs Yuu Vs Nodoka-onesan Vs Marika Kobashi Vs Ai Shimizu Vs Poison Miura Vs KANNA

The girls from Tokyo Joshi Pro take the stage with a Battle Royal. Miyu Yamashita is currently leading the brand as the first and only TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion. She doesn’t have a No. 1 Contender at the moment so the winner here might grab that spot.

0. DNA Offer Match – Mao Inoue Comeback: Shunma Katsumata, Guanchulo & Mao Inoue Vs Kouki Iwasaki, Rainbow Kawamura & Nobuhiro Shimatani

The rookie brand DDT New Attitude has been a highlight for DDT throughout the year. The shows are uploaded to DDT’s official Youtube channel and are a great showcase for the younger and newer talent. In fact two thirds of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions are captaining the two teams in this match. Shunma Katsumata is teaming with his Chilean amigo Guanchulo and the returning Mao Inoue. Inoue debuted at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2015” and is one of the more flashier wrestlers in DNA. But a jaw injury at “OSAKA OCTOPUS 2015” in November put him on the shelf. On the other side, one-third champ Kouki Iwasaki has the now more colourful Rainbow Kawamura and recently debuting Nobuhiro Shimatani to partner with.

0. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Ryu Gouma Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT

It’s been go, go, go for Pro Wrestling BASARA since its first show earlier this year. As a replacement for Union, BASARA put together a much busier schedule than its predecessor and the shows held so far have been a success. One of the main storylines going on right now is FUMA’s obsession for heavy metal music resulting in the creation of Kotetsu Gundan. FUMA wants to spread around his love of heavy metal and convinced the now masked Yusuke Kubo and a slightly confused Madoka to join his cause. FUMA won’t shut up and it’s starting to annoy the rest of BASARA. Takumi Tsukamoto has a massive hammer to smash FUMA’s mouth shut, Daichi Kazato has a megaphone to drown out the noise and Ryu Gouma has his lawbook so surely he can find something to declare FUMA’s antics as noise pollution.

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1. Ryogoku First Appearance! Next KO-D Openweight Title Challenger Decision And Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Battle Royal: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Masa Takanshi Vs Soma Takao Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Cherry Vs Ryuichi Sekine Vs Ryota Nakatsu Vs Yoshihiko Vs Ken Ohka

The show starts off proper with the annual Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere match appearing in Sumo Hall for the first time. It is a combination of a Money In The Bank Ladder Match and the Royal Rumble. The winner of the Rumble itself gets a guaranteed KO-D Openweight Title shot at Korakuen Hall on 24th April. However the competitors can instead try and claim one of several contracts held high above the ring. Those who grab a contract then leave the match with a prize. This year the prize is a MITB style title shot for any show from 26th March to 28th August, the date of the next Sumo Hall event. But this being DDT things are not always that simple. Rules can change but based on previous years the contract holder is forced to defend the contract in every single match they appear in until the contract is cashed in. This way the contract holder cannot just rest on their laurels and accept defeat after defeat knowing that they can claim an easy title shot whenever they want (see WWE booking). Plus it’s a bit unfair for the champion to have up to 4 or 5 people waiting to ambush him at any time so this concept keeps the roster scrambling amongst themselves for a few months.

After a string of wins including a Battle Royal victory, Kazuki Hirata offered to take the No. 1 entry spot in the match. He originally demanded to enter last but was convinced all of the contracts would be gone by the time he enters. So he’s entering first to grab a contract as soon as possible. He also has new heart shaped HIRATA GO! glasses on sale at the event. The rest of DDT’s misfits fill up the field. Masa Takanashi is aiming to win a title shot so he can become a double champion, one in Japan and one in Singapore. Toru Owashi is currently battling a flu but he also wants to snap every pair of HIRATA GO! glasses he sees. He also wants to flush Hirata down a toilet in the sumo locker room. Kazusada Higuchi held one of the contracts last year during his impressive rookie unbeaten streak. This time he wants to get a successful cash in. Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Cherry both want to finally achieve their goal of becoming KO-D Champion. Cherry wants to defend the title 41 times, one for every year she’s been alive. She believes this will end with her becoming reborn into an even more beautiful woman. Ryota Nakatsu is ready to get into a baseball dugout brawl if he has to. Ryuichi Sekine calls himself the best orthodox wrestler in BASARA and him getting a title shot will guarantee the belt either stays or comes back to his home company. Ken Ohka who briefly became KO-D Champion last year thanks to the Right To Challenge concept, sees himself as the outsider of the match due to being a representative of Ganbare☆Wrestling. At the press conference he challenged everybody to fight him one on one. Higuchi then gave him a Headbutt and he backed off, instead complimenting everybody for being so enthusiastic for the match. The other wild card is Yoshihiko. It probably just wants to watch the world burn.

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2. 3 Way Tag Match: Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Akito & Yasu Urano

It’s safe to say DDT has fallen in love with The World’s Cutest Tag Team. Last year’s video of Joey Ryan overpowering Danshoku Dino with his dick made him famous and the DDT roster fell head over heels for Candice LeRae, one of them even going so far to propose to her almost immediately. For their return to Japan they have two mainstay tag teams thrown in their way. Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie are former KO-D Tag Team and All Asia Tag Team Champions. Yasu Urano & Akito are busy working their strategy for the match. They understand that communication is key to winning and both of their opposing teams have strong bonds. However the one thing Ryan & LeRae have over Ishii & Irie is the language barrier. Ishii & Irie are terrible at English! Urano & Akito however understand English and can work out what Ryan & LeRae will be saying to each other. They don’t speak it themselves but they still understand it. Ishii tried to prove them wrong at the press conference by having Irie translate his message to both teams in English.

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3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Saki Akai, Makoto Oishi & Lady Beard Vs LiLiCo (c), Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase

The Kawaii Connection reunite to deliver their cuteness to the entire world. Cute model Saki Akai, cute wrestler Makoto Oishi and cute crossdresser Lady Beard are ready to get revenge on LiLiCo for what she did to Akai. Back in December Akai finally achieved her goal and won the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title for the second time in her career. But a few weeks later LiLiCo made a surprise return to choke out Akai with a steel chain and win the title. Now they will finally meet in the ring properly but LiLiCo has some back up. She recruited DNA wrestlers Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase. mostly based on their looks, to protect her and her championship. They’ve been living a lavish lifestyle in the run up to the show. LiLiCo’s been bragging about eating delicious meat with her handsome men. Umeda thinks the full stomach he has from the meat puts him in peak physical condition. Meanwhile a war of words has erupted between Akai and Watase over each other’s appearances. It’s gotten so bad that the two had to be pulled apart from each other during the press conference.

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4. Special Tag Match: Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda Vs Tatsumi Fujinami & LEONA

The latest puroresu legend to step into DDT’s ring is WWE Hall Of Famer Tatsumi Fujinami! He’s been looking for a new challenge for himself and his son LEONA to overcome so DDT gave them a call and here they are. Antonio Honda spent the last few months chasing after the DDT Extreme Title and trying to get Kendo Kashin to notice him. The experience left him in a bad state of mind so when he heard he will be teaming with Hiroshi Fukuda it cheered him up. He said he always had fun when he’s in the ring with Fukuda. That it’s against Fujinami & LEONA is icing on the cake for both. Fukuda claims he recently received a WWE tryout and he wonders if Fujinami gets a Legends discount for the WWE Network because he’s in their Hall Of Fame.

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5. DDT Extreme Title – Ultimate Royal Barbed Wire PowerPoint No Power Blast PWF Rules: Kendo Kashin (c) Vs Super Sasadango Machine

And now we go to whatever the hell this is. Kendo Kashin’s DDT Extreme Title run has been complicated in ways that should not be so. He created rulesets for his title defences that turn out to be exactly like normal match stipulations. Instead of a normal match it is an Amateur rules bout with 3 count pins, submissions allowed and 20 count ring outs. Instead of a tag team match it is a single match but both wrestlers have partners they can swap places with. Instead of a Triple Threat it is a singles match but with three wrestlers involved. And so on and so forth. Add in Super Sasadango Machine who is a master of bizarre match stipulations and you have a recipe for a beautiful disaster.

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So what exactly is an Ultimate Royal Barbed Wire PowerPoint No Power Blast PWF Rules match? Does it have anything to do with that stupid 4 Way MMA Gauntlet match New Japan did for its 2005 Tokyo Dome show? Actually yes it does but there’s only two wrestlers involved this time. Also Kashin has never seen the match so he’s not entirely sure what the rules for that are. Does it have anything to do with the Barbed Wire Explosion matches FMW was famous for? Again yes it does but explosions of that size are banned in Sumo Hall so they won’t be included. Instead barbed wire will be wrapped around the laptop Sasadango uses for his PowerPoint presentations and it will be rigged to explode after 5 minutes.

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6. Kota Ibushi Comeback & Ibushi Wrestling Institute 1st Leg – East & West Toward The Front Over The Entire Surface Falls Count Anywhere Weapon Treasure Hunt Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Jun Kasai Vs KENSO & Michael Nakazawa Vs Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi

There are two stories surrounding this match. First is the feud that no one wanted resurfaced last year and has lingered in DDT ever since. Sanshiro Takagi and KENSO had a feud in 2006 that ended with a No Rope Exploding Barbed Wire Match on a show where everything just fell apart. How bad was it? There were power outages during the match caused by the barbed wire ruining the explosions. KENSO showed up in DDT last year wanting to rekindle the feud. It was the most alive he ever felt and he wanted to experience it again. It turned smarky on social media with Takagi tweeting about KENSO’s failures in wrestling including losing to an actor when he wrestled in HUSTLE. KENSO’s response was usually just linking a picture of Takagi’s election poster, an embarrassing part of his past. A dark match 60 minute Ironman Match couldn’t decide a winner of the feud so it’s off to Sumo Hall for another final battle. Jun Kasai is coming to bring back his Crazy & President tag team with Takagi. KENSO has to rely on Michael Nakazawa who is returning from Singapore just to do this match. The stage is set for an out of control Falls Count Anywhere Match that will spread all over Sumo Hall. What could possibly take the spotlight from that?

Oh hey there, Kota Ibushi. How’s it going?

So get this. Last October Ibushi starts dropping out of shows including him missing a KO-D Title Match. Turns out he was diagnosed with a herniated cervical disc. So that’s him gone for God knows how long. Months pass and he’s all quiet until all of a sudden videos appear on Twitter of Ibushi working out and taking bumps with a training dummy. The herniated disc wasn’t as bad as expected and he was getting close to a full recovery. DDT and New Japan fans get excited for what will surely be his inevitable glorious comeback for both companies. Then in February he drops a bombshell. Ibushi decided to quit both DDT and New Japan. The double schedule took its toll on his body and he also felt he wouldn’t be able to do the kind of pro wrestling he wants to do while tied down to both companies. So he “graduates” from DDT and New Japan and then creates the Ibushi Wrestling Institute. What that is we still don’t know. What we do know is Ibushi’s first match back will be in this clusterfuck. He gets to wrestle Takagi and Nakazawa again, two men he has the deepest respect for and he gets to do a Falls Count Anywhere Match in Sumo Hall, which he has never done before.

What he does after the next few weeks is anyone’s guess. Maybe the WWE fans get their wish and he enters the Global Cruiserweight Series. Maybe NJPW fans can still get their wish of Ibushi Vs Kenny Omega at the Tokyo Dome next year. Or maybe he’s just going to do what he thinks is fun even if it means hardcore fans tearing out their hair because his big goal is to fight in Kaiju Big Battel. I mean fair play to EVOLVE and all but it has to be a bit embarrassing when everyone hears that the main reason a big star took your booking is because he wants to fight a devil monkey, a dust bunny, a murderous can of soup and a giant waffle in the same town that weekend.

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7. Dramatic Dream Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Minoru Suzuki

The last time Yukio Sakaguchi was in Sumo Hall for DDT he won the KO-D Championship. The last time Minoru Suzuki was in Sumo Hall for DDT he was part of some nonsense with Takagi, Kasai and Nakazawa. Both are grumpy hybrid wrestlers so it’s only natural for a showdown between the two. Sakaguchi isn’t in the mood to talk about the match. Suzuki cares a little more but he’s rather enjoying teasing Sakaguchi over his public reputation for being a bad guy. Expect this match to get physical.

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8. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Akebono

Danshoku Dino is an ass man. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. What could be a surprise is Dino might not be able to handle the next ass he’s in the ring with. Akebono was last in DDT for “SAITAMA SUPER DDT” at the Saitama Super Arena. Since then he’s won some titles, created his own wrestling company Odo and got punched in the back of the head by Bop Sapp. You know, the usual stuff Akebono likes to do. For this match Dino has been trying to hunt down the asses of various wrestlers as some sort of power up but the plan hasn’t been a success. He’ll need to pull out every trick he can think of to win but it’s possible. Dino once defeated Bob Sapp. He can do the same to Akebono!

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9. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchicomi! Presents: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa

The New Generation Combination are currently DDT’s top tag team. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo are the leading examples that DDT’s future is in good hands. But for the last month they’ve had a duo barking up their tree and snapping at their heels. Daisuke Sasaki is a crafty veteran who has had success in the past. However his luck changed when he fell in love with Candice LeRae. After teaming with her he bent down on one knee and proposed. She turned him down and he had a mental breakdown when he found out she got engaged to someone else immediately afterwards. Unable to handle rejection Sasaki started bringing a dog leash with him. When he demanded a tag team title shot without having any tag partners he went out and got a dog named Adrien. The “dog” then showed up and attacked the New Gen Combo. He unmasked and was revealed to be Shuji Ishikawa! Sasaki now has a partner and together they want the tag titles. Takeshita & Endo believe they are the future of pro wrestling and they’re not going to drop the titles to a dumped man and his pet dog.

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10. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs HARASHIMA

The KO-D Openweight Championship has been around Isami Kodaka’s waist since November. Things have been great for him. His new promotion BASARA is doing well, he’s a tag team champion in All Japan and he’s been unbeatable in DDT. If there is anyone who has the best shot at winning the title from him it’s good old Mr. Reliable himself, HARASHIMA. For the 5th time in his career HARASHIMA is in the headline match for DDT at Sumo Hall. The last time was in 2014 in a 3 Way Match with Kodaka and Kenny Omega. HARASHIMA got the pin on Kodaka to keep the title. This time he’s going in as challenger and he aims to leave with the belt. Kodaka equates this match to the rivalry between Kenshiro and Raoh in Fist Of The North Star. Isami is Kenshiro, HARASHIMA is Raoh. Isami is desperate to win and he’ll even use the Muso Tensei if he has to!


UNION “NIMOMAKEZU RAIN 2014” Results

June 19, 2014

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UNION “NIMOMAKEZU RAIN 2014”, 19/06/2014
Shinjuku Tansu Kumin Hall
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1. FUMA defeated Mitomi Masayuki with the PK (6:37).
2. Mio Shirai & Tsukasa Fujimoto defeated Kaori Yoneyama & Sareee when Shirai pinned Sareee with the Tsuchigumo (7:39).
3. Idea Pocket Presents – Sayonara Tsubasa Amami Special: Madoka defeated Ryu Gouma with a Small Package (2:42).
4. MEN’s Teioh defeated Tomoya Kawamura with the Miracle Ecstasy (6:46).
5. Shuji Ishikawa, Daichi Kazato & SAGAT defeated Isami Kodaka, Seiya Morohashi & Goro Jr. when Ishikawa pinned Goro with the Splash Mountain (14:36).
6. Fly To Everywhere Title: Ladybeard defeated Cherry (c) with the Nutcracker (6:19).
*Cherry fails in V4. Ladybeard becomes the 3rd Fly To Everywhere Champion!
7. Union MAX Title: Hikaru Sato (c) defeated Hiroshi Fukuda with a Shoulder Lock (23:45).
*V1 for Hikaru Sato.

It was Pancrase Vs “USA!” in the main event of today’s Union show. Hikaru Sato put his Union Max Championship on the line against the patriotic American Hiroshi Fukuda. While on paper the match looked one-sided, Fukuda turned out to be no pushover for the champion. Sato brought out the strikes and submissions but ignored the ref’s call to stop attacking Fukuda in the corner. Seiya Morohashi yelled at Sato to back off and the two kept glancing at each other until Fukuda started fighting back. Fukuda’s American style offence was effective going into the late stages of the match and the champ was in trouble when he was put in the Sharpshooter. Sato turned the tables when he countered a Discus Punch into a Shoulder Lock. Sato locked in the move tightly to the point where the referee stepped in and stopped the match in his favour.

Sato looked out among the Union wrestlers to search for his next challenger. He told them that they cannot just eat meat to become great, they have to eat ther vegetables aswell. Shuji Ishikawa approached Sato and challenged him to a title match. He promised to beat Sato and bring the MAX Title back to Union.

Ladybeard is the new Fly To Everywhere Champion after he defeated Cherry in the semi-main event. Cherry was prepared to embarress the challenger by bringing in an elctric shaver. She low blowed Ladybeard and then tried to shave him by force! Ladybeard had to bite Cherry’s arm in order to escape. Cherry did what she could but could not avoid the Nutcracker finisher. Ladybeard screamed with joy when he won the title and went on to call himself a really cute champion. In a backstage interview Ladybeard said he wants Mio Shirai to be his first challenger.

Ryu Gouma spoke about gambling on the World Cup at the beginning of the show. He rambled on about the typical penalties for illegally gambling and also some loopholes to get away with it. His moral of the story is it’s ok to gamble a little bit if you bet with something like a meal. Later in the show he took part in the Idea Pocket sponsored match against Madoka. Gouma had with him ¥30,000 and tried over and over to bribe Madoka to take a dive. Madoka wanted to take it but the referee kept stopping them. The referee eventually Super Kicked Gouma for his attempted bribary and Madoka then pinned him with a Small Package. After the match Idea Pocket announced that Tsubasa Amami has graduated from Union and this was her final show.

Some challenges were thrown out throughout the show. Daichi Kazato challenged Goro Jr. to a match after the 6-Man Tag. FUMA asked Mitomi Masayuki for another match sometime after he beat him in the opener.


UNION “GOLDEN UNION 2014” Results

May 18, 2014

UNION “GOLDEN UNION 2014”, 18/05/2014
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
778 Fans

1. Mio Shirai, Daichi Kazato & Tomoya Kawamura defeated SAGAT, Madoka & Kaori Yoneyama when Kazato pinned SAGAT with the Anna Cutter (7:50).
2. Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Mitomi Masayuki with the Satin Doll (6:20).
3. Aipoke World Title – No DQ Only “Say Yes” Death Match: Super Sasadango Machine defeated Ryu Gouma (c) when Machine made Gouma “Say Yes” (5:18).
*Ryu Gouma failed in V1. Super Sasadango Machine becomes the 5th Aipoke World Champion!
4. Ladybeard & Saki Akai defeated Cherry & Danshoku Dino when Ladybeard pinned Cherry with the Nutcracker (8:02).
5. UWA World Tag Team Titles: Hiroshi Fukuda & MEN’S Teioh (c) defeated Seiya Morohashi & FUMA when Fukuda pinned FUMA with a Sunset Flip (10:46).
*V1 for World Men’s Club.
6. 1,000 Rose + α Death Match: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Ken Ohka with the Splash Mountain (18:13).
7. Union MAX Title: Hikaru Sato defeated Isami Kodaka (c) with a Heel Hold (20:14).
*Isami Kodaka fails in V1. Hikaru Sato becomes the 3rd Union MAX Champion!

Hikaru Sato came to Union for a rest and wound up becoming its champion. Sato defeated Isami Kodaka in the main event to become the new Union MAX Champion. Kodaka did not use weapons in the match, preferring to fight Sato at his own game. The plan didn’t work and Sato tapped him out with a Heel Hold. Sato mocked Kodaka after the match and faked an apology for beating him in a fun match. Sato then insulted Union for their quality of wrestling and for being a low hurdle for him to pass. Sato said he will stay to defend his title but on the condition that he gets strong challengers who will not run away from him. Sato was then interrupted by chants of “USA!” as Hiroshi Fukuda entered the ring. Fukuda said the chants were like heavy thunder and he will not forgive Sato for embarrassing the company he debuted and grew up in. Sato ignored the challenge but Naomi Susan stepped in. She told Fukuda that he left Union Sekigun to join World Men’s Club but Fukuda replied the U in USA stands for Union. Susan asked if that means Fukuda will fight for Union and he said yes.

Shuji Ishikawa defeated Ken Ohka in what was a major battle in the Union Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling feud. Many roses were destroyed as the two fought in the ring but Ishikawa was the only one left standing at the end. Ishikawa praised Ohka’s growth after the match and suggested Ohka’s hatred of Union should now be out of his system. He’s like to see Ohka return to Union but when he appeared on a Ganpuro show last month he saw how hard Ohka worked to run the show. Ishikawa hopes this won’t be the last time both companies will fight each other and that there will be more competition between the two in the future.

Ladybeard was so happy when he & Saki Akai beat Danshoku Dino & Cherry. So happy that he believes it’s now time for him to become the Women’s Champion of Union. He challenged Cherry to a Fly To Everywhere Title match for next month. Cherry answered in English and accepted Ladybeard’s challenge. In a backstage interview Akai said she and Ladybeard form a cute tag team but she wasn’t happy having her faced shoved into Dino’s backside during the match.

The rules of the Aipoke World Title match was to make your opponent to say the words “Say Yes!” in order to win. Ryu Gouma and Super Sasadango Machine had a comedy match that involved the Idea Pocket reps dressed as Super Mario and Princess Peach. Gouma was about to win the match when another Idea Pocket Diva Tsubasa Amami appeared playing a guitar. Gouma and Sasadango sang along to the melody and Gouma was tricked into singing “Say Yes!” Sasadango won the title and also won a date for his troubles.


UNION “DEMON UNION 2014” Results

February 11, 2014

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UNION “DEMON UNION 2014”, 11/02/2014
Yokohama Radiant Hall
330 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Cherry & Mio Shirai defeated Kaori Yoneyama & Sareee when Shirai pinned Sareee with the Tsuchigumo (6:42).
2. Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Daichi Kazato & Mitomi Masayuki ended in a No Contest (4:28).
2a. Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga defeated Daichi Kazato & Mitomi Masayuki when Ohka pinned Kazato with the Spear (4:14).
3. Aipoke World Title – Best 2 Out Of 3 Quiz: Ryu Gouma defeated Seiya Morohashi (c) (2-0).
3a. Ryu Gouma defeated Seiya Morohashi when he answered a quiz question correctly (6:36).
3b. Ryu Gouma defeated Seiya Morohashi when he answered a quiz question correctly (9:59).
*Seiya Morohashi fails in V1. Ryu Gouma becomes the 4th Aipoke World Champion!
4. Hikaru Sato defeated Tomoya Kawamura with a Crab Hold (7:21).
5. Shuji Ishikawa defeated Richard Burn with a Swinging Sleeper (5:29).
6. Hardcore Match: Isami Kodaka, FUMA & SAGAT defeated Ivan Markov, Freddy Martello & Hiroshi Fukuda (w/ MEN’S Teioh) when Kodaka pinned Martello with the Zan Isamu Leg (15:44).

Union won the latest battle against World MEN’s Club, a 6-Man Tag that was fought under Hardcore rules by request of the Club. The Union team were ambushed as they made their entrance and the two sides utilised plenty of chairs to hurt each other. Isami Kodaka withstood Freddy Martello’s attacks and put him away with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster onto a fold out chair followed by the Zan Isamu Leg. After the match Kodaka told Ivan Markov that the match was hotter than the Winter Olympics going on in Sochi right now and that he wants a Union MAX Title shot next month!

Richard Burn returned to show off his fighting ability yet again, this time against the big man of Union, Shuji Ishikawa. Burn was accompanied by a man wearing glasses who acted as his cornerman, yelling instructions and motivating him with martial art stances. Ishikawa proved too strong to handle and applied a deep Sleeper Hold, going as far as to lift Burn off his feet and swing him in a circle until he submitted. Burn thanked Ishikawa for a good fight and asked for another match sometime. Ishikawa accepted.

That wasn’t the last appearance of Burn and his companion. They both reappeared at the end of the show wearing bikini tops and mini skirts with their hair in pigtails. Burn took the mic and said his real name was Ladybeard and he loves to wear women’s clothing! He appealed to join Union. Ishikawa said he could and everybody welcomed him. They are not creeped out by Burn’s sudden change because according to Kodaka, “Nothing is scary to us anymore.”

Hikaru Sato has jumped ship to Union, at least for the time being. Sato was the mysterious opponent for the rookie Tomoya Kawamura and the result was no surprise. In the post-match interview Sato explained that Union is a nice resting place for him to have a break after a good journey. He denied coming over to Union for the Aipoke World Title.

The Aipoke World Title was on the line in a Best 2 out of 3 Quiz match. Every time a wrestler pinned his opponent for one second or forced him to use a rope break, one of the Idea Pocket Divas would ask him a quiz question. First wrestler to answer two questions correctly wins the match. Seiya Morohashi easily pinned Ryu Gouma several times but was so excited he kept on giving wrong answers immediately instead of taking the time to think. Eventually Gouma was able to pin Morohashi twice and answer both questions correctly to became the new Aipoke Champion! Super Sasadango Machine appeared after the match to challenge Gouma to a title match at Korakuen Hall in May. They shook hands but Sasadango then gave Gouma the Verdict.

Union’s other war right now is with the invading Ganbare☆Wrestling led by Ken Ohka. Daichi Kazato & Mitomi Masayuki were ready to fight the Ganpuro team of Ohka & Yumehito Imanari but did not expect former Union wrestler Shinichiro Tominaga to show up with them. The match quickly turned into a brawl and had to be called off as the four wrestlers were fighting all over the arena. When things settled down, Ohka introduced the Union team to Tominaga and asked for the match to restart with Tominaga taking Imanari’s place. Everyone agreed and the bell rang. Tominaga bloodied Kazato’s mouth with punches and wiped out Masayuki with a Moonsault, leaving Ohka to put away Kazato with the Spear. Tominaga screamed out how happy he was quitting Union and how Ganpuro revived him. The trio later picked a fight with Seiya Morohashi until Naomi Susan stepped in and demanded them to leave.

Cherry and Mio Shirai weren’t able to work well as a team for Shirai’s first match as a full time Union wrestler. They were still able to win but Shirai thought she had to do it by herself. She challenged Cherry to a Fly To Everywhere Title match and declared she will change the world of women’s wrestling. Naomi Susan booked the match for Yokohama on 23rd March. Mio told Cherry to protect the belt tightly.