DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI #2”, 17/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
145 Fans – No Vacancy
0. NO TV Match: Kouki Iwasaki defeated Rekka with the Vertical Drop Brainbuster (3:58).
0. NO TV Match: Toru Owashi defeated Mad Paulie and Daiki Shimomura when Owashi pinned Shimomura with La Magistral Cradle (4:47).
1. 4 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi, Akito & Makoto Oishi and Ken Ohka & Lady Beard when Endo pinned Oishi with the Shooting Star Press (7:37).
2. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: MAO (54.6%) defeated Yuki Ueno (45.4%) by Audience Decision (5:00).
3. Maji Manji Tournament – Semi-Final: Kota Umeda defeated Maki Ito with a Camel Clutch (4:24).
4. Tradition Of The Soul ~ Loser Gets Ketsu Bat Match: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Danshoku Dino with a Lariat (6:07).
5. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Mike Bailey defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Keisuke Ishii & Antonio Honda when HARASHIMA pinned Honda with the Somato (8:28).
6. ALL OUT Vs Irie-gun: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Watase pinned Katsumata with a Tiger Suplex (9:40).
7. Maji Manji Tournament – Final: Kota Umeda defeated MAO with the Umeda Driver (6:29).
Kota Umeda is the winner of the Maji Manji tournament! He smashed through Maki Ito and then MAO to win a significant role on upcoming episodes of “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI”. His future plans were quickly laid out for all to see. First Umeda and MAO decided to team up and challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 1st May. Kazusada Higuchi welcomes the challenge and is excited to face an awesome combination of young power. Then Umeda was told he was getting a special match at Korakuen Hall on 29th April. He will be facing Go Shiozaki! Umeda even got to stand face to face with Shiozaki and slapped his hand away when he asked for a handshake.
It’s official, Mizuki Watase is on Shigehiro Irie’s side. The two worked well together and were strong enough as a pairing to beat Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata. Irie thanked Watase for sticking by him and said he will count on him from now on. Takeshita is unsure about how he can take on the destructive power of Irie’s moveset, particularly his Traffic Accident tackle. It’s a move that is hard for him to see coming.
At the end of the show Danshoku Dino, dressed in a suit and tie held a public press conference to announce he will be running for a city council position in Kanagawa later this year. Dino said that he cannot become a legend in DDT alone. He will have to go into politics to become a legend. Dino described himself as a pure white heart that wants to change the local government. He then used his campaign speech to make fun of Sanshiro Takagi’s failed political run in the same city way back in 1996. This sparked Takagi to run into the ring and attack Dino. When he left, Dino promised to bring “Love & Peace” to eliminate violence from the world. He asked for the fans to vote for him and bowed.
Yuki Ueno doesn’t understand why the audience voted for MAO instead of him in their tiebreaker. But he still blames himself for not being able to beat MAO within the allocated time limit. Maki Ito was more emotional over the result of her match. She felt she was still winning even when she was losing because she sensed the audience’s support for her throughout. So in a way she both won and lost today. She thinks a good thing about pro wrestling is there is no gender discrimination. Ito gets to fight anyone, man or woman!
The 6-Man Tag went a little out of control when Higuchi put Mike Bailey through the broadcast table with the Fire Thunder Driver! The spot didn’t effect the result though as Bailey’s partner HARASHIMA pinned Antonio Honda in the ring quickly afterwards.
Still feeling the pain and embarrassment from last week, Danshoku Dino had a trap in place to help him beat Naomi Yoshimura. He positioned Makoto Oishi outside the ring on one side and gave him instructions to reach in and trip Yoshimura by the legs at every opportunity. The plan backfired when Oishi mistook Dino for Yoshimura and tripped him. Yoshimura grabbed the baseball bat, beat Dino with it for a bit and pinned him with a Lariat. This week’s guest was Ririka Suto from NMB48 and it was her duty to hit Dino in the ass with the baseball bat because Dino lost. She did so but Dino threatened to do the same to Suto until Miyu Yamashita ran down and saved her. Dino then challenged Yamashita to a Ketsu Bat match at the next episode on 1st May.
Daisuke Sasaki announced he is bringing in a new pet for DAMNATION on 1st May. He has been feeling lonely without Shuji Ishikawa by his side lately. Ishikawa is too busy competing in the Champion Carnival. Sasaki warned all of DDT’s “incompetent B class garbage wrestlers” that there is a traitor among them!
Mad Paulie was back to his normal self today. He and Toru Owashi joined forces to give Daiki Shimomura a Double Choke Slam. Owashi convinced Paulie to climb the turnbuckles for a Reverse Splash. He then pinned Shimomura with La Magistral Cradle while Paulie was climbing.
Rekka has difficulty with landing his new Taiwan Elbow Drop move on target. It took several attempts at the move until he finally hit Kouki Iwasaki with it. He still lost.