DDT “AUDIENCE 2017” Results

May 29, 2017

DDT “AUDIENCE 2017”, 28/05/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,384 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with the Reverse Splash (5:03).
1. Italian Rules: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Toru Owashi, Hirata Collection A.T. & Hiranito Collection A.T. when KUDO pinned Hiranito with the Backspin Kick (5:57).
2. Saki Akai & Heidi Katrina defeated Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Katrina pinned Shimatani with the Leg Drop (3:36).
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (c) defeated Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Royce Isaacs when Oishi pinned Isaacs with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch (5:26).
*V3 for NωA. Makoto Oishi wins Royce Isaacs’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
4. Smile Squash Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao defeated Akito & Diego when Takao pinned Diego with the Sorarina (9:21).
5. Super Sasadango Machine Return: Minoru Suzuki & Rocky Kawamura defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Super Sasadango Machine when Suzuki pinned Machine with the Gotch-Style Piledriver (10:44).
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo defeated Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Ishikawa pinned Iwasaki with the Splash Mountain (8:55).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) defeated Yasu Urano with the Surprise Rose (28:31).
*V3 for Konosuke Takeshita. Yasu Urano cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

In his final match under his DDT contract, Yasu Urano cashed in his Right To Challenge contract for a KO-D Openweight Title match. With the rest of Smile Squash cheering him on, Urano tried to use all of his tricks and experience to beat Konosuke Takeshita. But that couldn’t happen. Even Urano taking off his bandana and shirt to fire himself up ultimately couldn’t lead him to the gold. Takeshita put him away with his new Surprise Rose finisher. After the match Takeshita told everyone a story from when he went to a Beer Garden show at 16 years old. He met Urano and was told he could train him. Takeshita said he learned more from training one on one with Urano but there is one thing he is inferior to him. Takeshita thinks no wrestler is more loved by all the DDT fans than Urano. Urano told Takeshita he does not know what destiny is or if he was ever supposed to face him for the title in his final match. He thanked Takeshita for coming to DDT. Urano called him a treasure of DDT and also his own treasure. He then cried and the two hugged.

A loud cheer followed Shuji Ishikawa when he was announced as the Triple Crown Champion during the ring introductions. Following another DAMNATION victory, Ishikawa said he was back home. He won the Champion Carnival then he won the Triple Crown. Now he is back in DDT to do his best for DAMNATION. For once Daisuke Sasaki did not kick and interrupt Ishikawa’s speech. He didn’t do it because he said it is rude to do that to the Triple Crown champion.

Super Sasadango Machine wasted no time in presenting his latest PowerPoint project for his return to wrestling. The presentation was titled “The Importance Of New Killer Techniques In Return Warfare” and it was focused on Sasadango developing a new killer move to use on Minoru Suzuki. He could not come up with any ideas of his own so after using the SWOT Analysis, Sasadango decided to subcontract the Ibushi Wrestling Institute to help him. Through extensive research Sasadango and the Institute discovered a new version of the Lehman Shock that doubles the damage inflicted compared to the normal version. Sasadango calls this move the Ibushi-Style Lehmann Shock. The research costs of this move was 35,000 yen which is 35% of Sasadango’s budget.

For his return match itself, Sasadango took a beating but it wasn’t done out of spite. Suzuki congratulated him on his recovery while he Chopped his chest raw. Sasadango returned some Chops while thanking Suzuki for being a part of this match. They continued thanking and complimenting each other between Chops until they tagged in Sanshiro Takagi and Rocky Kawamura to take over. Kawamura kept yelling “Adrian!” before doing his moves. Sasadango attempted the Ibushi-Style Lehmann Shock on Suzuki but it was easily countered into a Sleeper Hold. Suzuki twisted Sasadango’s mask around so it blinded him, then hit the Gotch-Style Piledriver to win the match. Takagi had some tough words for Suzuki in regards to their upcoming Tokyo Dome Street Wrestling match. Takagi is out for revenge! Suzuki wasn’t sure what Takagi is getting revenge for but he’ll be ready for him. Kawamura also had something to say… “Adrian!” Suzuki struck Kawamura and took the microphone off him.

Akito said he reached out to his overseas connections to bring in ALL OUT’s newest member. “Diego, come out!” It was Guanchulo returning from Chile but now wrestling under his real name. However Diego’s new chapter began on the wrong foot when he fell to Soma Takao’s Sorarina. Takao thinks the win for Smile Squash was good preparation for a future KO-D Tag Team Titles shot.

NωA had a mighty task ahead of them when they defended the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles against the International Gay Factory. The biggest threat was Royce Isaacs and his Miracle Ass. The IGF used his ass to break Gota Ihashi’s arm before the match then tried to do the same to Shunma Katsumata. MAO rescued him and tried to stop Isaacs with a Kancho but that only resulted in him breaking his own fingers. The champions escaped with the win when Oishi countered Isaacs’s Pedigree with the Jikiden Tornado Clutch. This means Oishi also won Isaacs’s Right To Challenge Contract. NωA were told afterwards that their next defence will be against Shuten-dōji.

Saki Akai & Heidi Katrina’s first match as a team worked well for them. Katrina knocked Nobuhiro Shimatani silly with a Lariat while Akai got rid of Honda. Katrina then pinned Shimatani with the Leg Drop.

Tempers flared from the Collection A.T. wrestlers when Yukio Sakaguchi stepped on their invisible dogs. Their Model Walk later on was interrupted by KUDO who kicked his way to a Shuten-dōji victory.

Mad Paulie beat Tomomitsu Matsunaga in the dark match. Matsunaga tried to avoide the Reverse Splash but the move got him in the end.

 

The first round draw for this year’s King Of DDT tournament took place at the end of the show. The matches are Daisuke Sasaki Vs Akito, Masahiro Takanashi Vs Hirata Collection A.T., KUDO Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey, Shunma Katsumata Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Kazusada Higuchi Vs HARASHIMA, Danshoku Dino Vs Keisuke Ishii and Shigehiro Irie Vs Mad Paulie. These matches will take place on 1st June in Shinjuku, the Quarter Finals take place on 4th June and the remaining rounds will happen in Korakuen Hall on 25th June. The winner gets a 1,000,000 yen prize as well as the KO-D Title shot in Sumo Hall on 20th August.

Yuu and Yuka Sakazaki from Tokyo Joshi Pro greeted the audience at the start of the show. They were here to promote the 4th June Tokyo Joshi in Shinjuku FACE where the two will be in the main event with the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title on the line. Sakazaki said she has not tested the results of her training yet but it will be a memorable day when she beats up the undefeated champion.

DDT will return to Taiwan on 29th July.


DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM DEBASAKI~” Results

May 3, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2017 ~DRAMATIC DREAM DEBASAKI~”, 03/05/2017
Nagoya City North Sports Center
324 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Hirata submitted Takanashi with the Hirata Lock (7:40).
2. Smile Squash Vs DNA!: Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Soma Takao & Yasu Urano when Higuchi pinned Urano with the Doctor Bomb (11:59).
3. Idol And Gay Tag Match: Danshoku Dino & Royce Isaacs defeated Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Isaacs pinned Katsumata with the Zenith (11:30).
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Antonio Honda, Mike Bailey & Keisuke Ishii when Sasaki pinned Honda with the Sasaki Hurricanrana (13:01).
5. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Cutlet Single Match: HARASHIMA defeated MAO with the Somato (15:21).
6. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special Tag Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Shigehiro Irie defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Takayama pinned Akito with the Running Kneelift (17:39).

Yoshihiro Takayama was happy to beat ALL OUT without needing Danshoku Dino on his team today. Having Shigehiro Irie more than made up for it. Irie took out Konosuke Takeshita with the Traffic Accident Tackle so Takayama could put the boots in to Akito. Takayama said he wasn’t part of a championship team today but they still won.

MAO put up a spirited fight against HARASHIMA but couldn’t put the veteran away. He had the Somato scouted and countered the move with a Cradle but HARASHIMA kicked out. Another Cradle was blocked, leaving MAO defenceless. HARASHIMA caught him with a Buzzsaw Kick and this time hit the Somato to win. MAO is pleased with the opportunities he has been getting. In the last few months he’s had matches with HARASHIMA, KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Dick Togo and coming up soon TAKA Michinoku in DNA. He wants to hit the Alien Plancha perfectly on TAKA.

Daisuke Sasaki was the better man against Antonio Honda today. Even Honda admitted he wanted to give up when his first lock up with Sasaki ended in failure. The only thing that kept Honda motivated was the story of Cinderella because he had thought about it the night before. However Sasaki came out on top when he countered the Bionic Elbow with the flash Hurricanrana for the three count. Sasaki called it a perfect victory because he didn’t break a sweat. He told Honda that he will have to go extreme if he wants to win the DDT Extreme Title. None of this fairytale crap!

Royce Isaacs and his Miracle Ass are leaving a trail of broken arms in his wake. Dino had him demonstrate his power by using it to break Amon Tsurumi’s arm at the start of the show. Makoto Oishi was the next victim but two of his friends from the backstage staff volunteered to sacrifice their arms to protect him. Later in their match, Oishi tried to rescue Shunma Katsumata from suffering the same fate but Dino knocked him out with the Danshoku Driver. That left Katsumata helpless and Isaacs pinned him with the Zenith. Dino challenged NωA to a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles Match on 28th May afterwards. Since Takayama is already in the KO-D Openweight Title Match, Dino is bringing in Keisuke Ishii to be the IGF’s third man.

With Kazuki Hirata no longer in the country, T2Hide went in search of somebody to replace him in the group. Early suggestions included Ultraman Robin and Mammoth Handa but they eventually found the perfect replacement. The new member is Hirata’s cousin from Italy, Hirata Collection A.T.! He had a successful debut match. Midway through he paused so he could put on a pair of 2007 shaped glasses and perform a catwalk strut. Masahiro Takanashi cut him off but Hirata then trapped him in the Hirata Lock for the victory. The move is just like the A.T. Lock but with added finger bending to add that little extra oomph. Takanashi was angry at losing to Hirata and threatened to find out who he really is in Toyonaka tomorrow.


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.


YAROZ “YAROZ PART 4” Results

February 14, 2017

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YAROZ “YAROZ PART 4”, 14/02/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
259 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Brand Anticipated Scramble Bunkhouse Hardcore 6 Way Match: Sanshiro Takagi defeated Toru Owashi, SAGAT, Nonoko, Yumehito Imanari and Nobuhiro Shimatani when Takagi pinned Shimatani with a Diving Body Press from the Ladder onto the Zexy Magazine through the Table (11:16).
2. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match ~A Bite Of A Cool Sensation The Sweep! Actress Girls Incoming!!~: Saori Anou defeated Tam Nakano with a Fisherman Suplex (6:36).
3. YaroZ Annual Round Boxing Handicap Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Gota Ihashi & Dai Suzuki ended in a No Contest (R4 2:19).
4. Last Gun Standing Match: Danshoku Dino defeated Takayuki Ueki with the Electrical Parade (11:33).
5. Special Single Match: Colt Cabana defeated Antonio Honda with the Superman Dive (13:31).
6. YaroZ Army Vs Sexy Army Full Challenge: Kazusada Higuchi, Ryuichi Sekine & Ken Ohka defeated Makoto Oishi, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Mineo Fujita when Sekine pinned Oishi with the Kamikaze (7:08).

The Sexy Army did not come to the show to mess around although they did wear bath towels around their waists for the entire show. With Makoto Oishi giving the orders, he and his boys kidnapped guest idol Tsukasa Wachi and had her tied to the ring post with a rope during the main event. The YaroZ Army fought them to save her with Ryuichi Sekine pinning Oishi after a Lariat from Kazusada Higuchi, the Spear from Ken Ohka and a Kamikaze from Sekine. Oishi grovelled for forgiveness after the match but it was a ruse for the Sexy Army to ambush YaroZ. The fighting was stopped by the Actwres girl’Z wrestlers who rescued Wachi and forced the Sexy Army to flee. Sekine invited all of the girls to spend the rest of Valentine’s Day with YaroZ but they each came up with excuses to turn them down.

Colt Cabana and Antonio Honda both took their time wrestling each other. Whenever the action heated up one of them would ask the other to wait a second so they could catch their breath. When the match became more active, Yukinori Matsui ended up getting knocked out after a Bionic Elbow duel. Honda had Cabana beat with the Diving Elbow Drop but Matsui wasn’t there to count the pin. By the time Matsui recovered, Cabana leapt on top of Honda with the Superman Dive for the three count. Honda has no hard feelings over the result. He and Cabana instead bonded over their love of the Bionic Elbow.

The goal of the Last Gun Standing match was for your opponent to get an erection. Danshoku Dino claimed before the match that he is not attracted to Takayuki Ueki so he had the advantage. However none of his usual moves could excite Ueki in that manner. It turned out Ueki did have a gun in his pants and he wasn’t happy to see Dino. He held up Dino at gunpoint with the demand that he could get a date with Tsukasa Wachi. Dino knocked him off the ropes to disarm him and after an exchange of finishers both men were down and out. Wachi came out wearing her bikini and began to cheer for Ueki. That caused Ueki to stand up in more ways than one resulting in him losing the match.

Wachi was all over this show. She was originally brought in to be the ring girl for the annual YaroZ boxing match but did her job fully clothed. She took more clothing after every round, attracting more and more men to ringside to watch. The only men not enjoying this were the boxers. Yukio Sakaguchi was only focused on winning while Gota Ihashi & Dai Suzuki were getting slaughtered as a result. Even worse for Ihashi & Suzuki, everyone else did whatever they could to avoid ending the fight so Wachi could continue stripping. Yukinori Matsui for example pretended to faint when he was about to finish a 10 count. The situation got so bad that Suzuki punched the cameraman for getting in the way in order to get a better view of Wachi. The other referee Yuya Okada had enough and called for the match to end, saying it’s what Kyohei Wada would have done. Matsui got so mad that he attacked Okada. The place was about to descend into chaos when Wachi told everyone to stop. She then stripped down to a blue bikini, solving everyone’s problems.

Nobuhiro Shimatani complained about having to wrestle on Valentine’s Day. He claimed he had other more important things to do. The others then accused him of being a virgin. Shimatani grabbed Nonoko’s issue of Zexy Magazine and threatened to destroy it. But he was stopped by Sanshiro Takagi who placed him on a table. Takagi then placed the magazine on top of him, climbed a ladder and Splashed Shimatani through the table to win. After the match Takagi told him he shouldn’t be ashamed of being a 20 year old virgin because that means he is still pure. SAGAT then admitted that he too is a virgin. Shimatani hugged him with joy.


DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN SHIMIZU ~DRAMATIC DREAM TUNA~” Results

January 15, 2017

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DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN SHIMIZU ~DRAMATIC DREAM TUNA~”, 15/01/2017
Shizuoka Shimizu Marine Bill
207 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai when Katsumata pinned Hirata with the Kasadora (10:54).
2. 3 Way Match: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Toru Owashi and Guanchulo when Takanashi pinned Guanchulo with the Coax (8:38).
3. One And Only! The Rare Gay Wrestler Danshoku Dino’s Long Awaited Return Match For The First Time In 11 Days!: Danshoku Dino & Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase ended in a No Contest (11:27).
4. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when KUDO pinned Iwasaki with the Diving Double Knee Drop (13:32).
5. Shizuoka Specialty! Sharp, Sharp, Clear! Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Makoto Oishi with a Short Range Lariat (19:51).
6. Smile Squash Vs DAMNATION!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano when Sasaki pinned HARASHIMA with the Vietnam Driver II (17:01).

The battles between HARASHIMA and Daisuke Sasaki keep on tilting back and forth. This time Sasaki ended the fight on top, pinning HARASHIMA in the main even 6-Man Tag. He countered a Crucifix into the NOW OR NEVER. Tetsuya Endo followed up with a Swan Dive 450 Splash then Sasaki got the pin with the Vietnam Driver II. After the match Sasaki again lied about wanting to fight fair with HARASHIMA. This time HARASHIMA knew Sasaki was going to kick him low so he caught it. Sasaki acted embarrassed and promised never to do something stupid like that ever again. He even had Endo come over and hold down his right leg so it wouldn’t kick out. This was all a distraction for Sasaki to kick HARASHIMA below the belt with his left leg.

Problems rose between Konosuke Takeshita and Makoto Oishi at the beginning of the show. Both of them wanted to do the opening speech and they proceeded to argue over who sold more T-shirts. Takeshita said that he’s been training non-stop at the gym because he wants to main event at Saitama Super Arena. Oishi replied that he’s been wrestling since before Takeshita was in elementary school and their match later will be the culmination of his 15 year career. They then both stopped dead in their tracks to warmly welcome everyone to the start of the show. After Takeshita beat Oishi in the semi-main event, he apologised for the mean things he said before. He said today they fought the kind of big match he expects to have in Saitama. He hopes when he goes on to win the KO-D Openweight Title there, Oishi’s friends and mother will be there to watch him. Then they can have a title match together for them.

Masahiro Takanashi wasn’t impressed with Team DNA. He thinks the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match will have the same result at today. Total victory for Shuten-dōji!

11 days away from the ring left Danshoku Dino feeling pretty excited to return. His perverted antics got so bad that his return match had to be called off. It was at the point where there was a giant pile on with Yukinori Matsui stuck in the middle when Matsui decided enough was enough.


BOYZ “NEW YEAR SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 13~” Results

January 13, 2017

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BOYZ “NEW YEAR SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 13~”, 12/01/2017
Shinjuku FACE
401 Fans – No Vacancy

1. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated Yuki Ueno with the Jump On The Spot Shooting Star Press (3:02).
2. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Guanchulo & Yoshihiko defeated Kazuki Hirata & Shunma Katsumata when Guanchulo pinned Hirata with a School Boy (4:23).
3. BOYZ Tournament Rules: KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase when KUDO pinned Watase with the Diving Double Knee Drop (6:06).
4. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Yasu Urano by Countout (5:01).
5. BOYZ Vs YaroZ Vs DAMNATION: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Rekka & Daiki Shimomura and Antonio Honda & Ryuichi Sekine when Endo pinned Shimomura with the Torture Rack Bomb (10:59).
6. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Keisuke Ishii ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
7. BOYZ Tournament Rules: Mike Bailey & Akito defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi when Akito submitted Oishi with the Scorpion Lock (8:19).
8. BOYZ Tournament Rules: HARASHIMA defeated MAO with the Standing Somato (8:58).
9. Extended Sudden Death – BOYZ Tournament Rules: Makoto Oishi defeated HARASHIMA with a Cradle (1:03).

Team HARASHIMA: HARASHIMA, Konosuke Takeshita, Mike Bailey, Masahiro Takanashi, Akito, Soma Takao, Kazuki Hirata, Shunma Katsumata, Mizuki Watase and Yuki Ueno

Team Oishi: Makoto Oishi, KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi, Yasu Urano, Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki, MAO, Guanchulo, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yoshihiko

Today’s show was built around a team challenge with HARASHIMA and Makoto Oishi as captains. According to Johnny Etajima, there has been a long standing conflict between the two wrestlers in BOYZ. Special rules were put in place for the tournament matches such as two count pinfalls for needed to win and 5 counts outside the ring being enough to DQ wrestlers. In the opening introductions everyone wore football uniforms. HARASHIMA said his team was going to win because he has so many friends.

Team Oishi took the lead by winning the first three matches. Team HARASHIMA won Match #4 but was still down by two when intermission hit and half time was called. HARASHIMA still had faith in his friends to win the remaining matches. Oishi blamed Yasu Urano for giving their team their only loss up to this point. Urano was counted out when Masahiro Takanashi threw a football at him as he tried to re-enter the ring. A time limit draw between Konosuke Takeshita and Keisuke Ishii then meant that Team HARASHIMA could no longer score enough points to win the challenge. All they could do now was score enough points to reach a tie. Akito sent the team off on the right track by submitting Oishi in the penultimate match. Then in the main event Oishi instructed MAO run away from HARASHIMA until the time ran out because a draw is enough to give them total victory. Unfortunately HARASHIMA pinned MAO with the Somato, ending the challenge in a draw.

Etajima announced that a winner would be decided by sudden death overtime. Each team would send forth one wrestler and the first to get a one count pinfall would win the entire challenge. HARASHIMA picked himself while Oishi lined up his team’s strongest wrestlers on the apron. However he spent so much time in the ring that Etajima thought Oishi was nominating himself. The bell rang and HARASHIMA did move after move trying to pin Oishi with no success. Oishi got the pinfall out of nowhere when he countered the Double Knee Gutbuster into a Cradle. Oishi celebrated by singing with the rest of NωA while his other teammates celebrated.


DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN OYODO ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENROKU~” Results

January 9, 2017

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DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA IN OYODO ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENROKU~”, 09/01/2017
Osaka Oyodo Community Center
322 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Candice LeRae defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when LeRae pinned Hirata with the Balls Plex (9:12).
2. Antonio Honda & Yuni defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Guanchulo when Honda pinned Guanchulo with the Diving Fist Drop (9:18).
3. Yasu Urano & Soma Takao defeated Keisuke Ishii & Rekka when Urano pinned Rekka with a Figure Four Jackknife (9:47).
4. 3 Way Match: KUDO defeated Tetsuya Endo and Shunma Katsumata when KUDO pinned Katsumata with the Diving Double Knee Drop (8:46).
5. 26cm Height Difference! New Year Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Makoto Oishi with the Knee Lift (9:26).
6. Oyodo Specialty! I Came Here To Osaka Many Times To Know Its Dialect Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Akito defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie by Referee Stoppage when HARASHIMA choked out Sasaki with a Modified Sleeper (16:25).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey (c) when Funaki pinned Bailey with the Hybrid Blaster (14:43).
*Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey fail in V2. Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi become the 59th KO-D Tag Team Champions.

Looks like Masakatsu Funaki will be sticking around for a while because he is now a KO-D Tag Team Champion! Funaki drilled Mike Bailey’s head into the canvas with the Hybrid Blaster to cause the title change. Yukio Sakaguchi’s victory speech was cut off when HARASHIMA & Akito entered the ring. Akito reminded Sakaguchi that he beat him by submission yesterday. He asked how humiliating must it have been? Sakaguchi tried to brush his comments off but Akito then said that there’s no way the pain he caused to Sakaguchi’s legs have already gone away. Sakaguchi said that liquor is his medicine. He then wanted to know if Akito was here to challenge him. Well there’s no need as Sakaguchi nominated him and HARASHIMA as the No. 1 Contenders anyway. When Smile Squash were sent away, Funaki told a story about meeting Sakaguchi’s father Seiji Sakaguchi at a New Japan training camp when he was around 16 years old. He did not think he would be winning championships with Seiji’s son 32 years later.

HARASHIMA got a measure of revenge on Daisuke Sasaki for yesterday’s sneak attack. After he hit Sasaki with the Somato, HARASHIMA then applied a Sleeper Hold and choked out Sasaki to win. When Sasaki was revived backstage he asked if Candice LeRae saw what happened. Apparently she did. Sasaki then swore he will kill HARASHIMA!

At the start of the show Makoto Oishi had to be encouraged by Amon Tsurumi to have his match with Yoshihiro Takayama. Oishi was intimidated by the massive size difference and the result was never in doubt. Oishi was fighting back the tears as he thanked Takayama for the match backstage afterwards. Takayama tried to cheer him up by saying he showed No Fear.

Yasu Urano will get his AJPW Jr. Title match against Keisuke Ishii on 29th January. He was in such a good mood over this and his win today that he was full of praise for Ishii in his post-match promo. Urano said he would not mind if he had to wait for the title shot but the All Japan office gave their blessing for it to happen on the 29th. Urano promises a fair fight but Ishii doesn’t believe him.

Antonio Honda doesn’t feel bad about his age when he teams with Yuni. Honda’s 39 years old and Yuni is only 8. That makes their average age 23. Honda is now thinking up a team name for themselves.

There was a little bit of tension between Kazuki Hirara and Candice LeRae. Candice complained about Hirata’s dance entrance. However she was happy to dance herself once she put on the Hirata GO! glasses. During the dance Kazusada Higuchi Headbutted Hirata in time with the music. Candice then pinned Hirata with the Balls Plex.

Danshoku Dino Vs Yoshihiro Takayama was booked for Osaka Edion Arena #2 on 4th February.