DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN SAPPORO ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~” Results

May 8, 2016

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DDT “ROAD TO RYOGOKU 2016 IN SAPPORO ~DRAMATIC DREAM CLOCK TOWER~”, 08/05/2016
AXES Sapporo
810 fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owasho & Kazuki Hirata defeated Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Tomoya when Hirata pinned Oishi with the One Shot Miracle Cradle (12:33).
*One of Danshoku Dino’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contracts is transferred over to Makoto Oishi. Kazuki Hirata wins Makoto Oishi’s Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.
2. Ryuichi Sekine & Kotaro Yoshida defeated Tetsuya Endo & Hiroshi Fukuda when Sekine submitted Fukuda with the Combine (9:03).
3. Kouki Iwasaki & Shunma Katsumata defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Guanchulo when Iwasaki pinned Guanchulo with the Leg Capture Suplex (8:43).
4. SPW South East Asia Title: Masa Takanashi (c) defeated Antonio Honda with the Takatonic (9:45).
*V3 for Masa Takanashi.
5. Hokkaido Big Way! Sapporo Specialty Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Shuji Ishikawa with the German Suplex (4:17).
6. Team Drift Goodbye Series: HARASHIMA, Akito & Yasu Urano defeated Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao when Akito pinned Takao with the Hanamasa (14:28).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with the Vietnam Driver II (18:30).
*V1 for Daisuke Sasaki. Yukio Sakaguchi cashes in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Contract.

As first title defences go, Yukio Sakaguchi is one of the tougher ones. He used up his Right To Challenge Contract for a fair crack at Daisuke Sasaki. The KO-D Openweight Champion tried to match Sakaguchi kick for kick at the beginning but that was not a good idea. Sakaguchi continued to lay in his kicks while screaming “Champion, come on!” Sasaki gained control by catching a kick on the ring apron and Dragon Screwing the challenger onto the ropes. Sasaki continued to use his ring awareness to turn the tables whenever he could, avoiding the PK from the apron and returning fire with a Tope Suicida. He then wore out Sakaguchi with a Sleeper Hold and placed him on a chair. Sasaki went back into the ring and hit the Super Diving Elbow to the outside! Back in the ring Sasaki countered the Right Knee Of God with a Dropkick. A flash Hurricanrana got a two count but Sakaguchi caught Sasaki unaware with another Right Knee Of God afterwards. Sasaki kicked out and ducked a Middle Kick, causing Yukinori Matsui to get hit instead. Sasaki capitalised by kicked Sakaguchi below the belt. Sakaguchi still had some fight left in him despite the low blow but Sasaki kept hitting big moves until he finally put him away with the Vietnam Driver II.

With a successful defence Sasaki called himself the strongest but refused to take part in the next mandatory title match at Korakuen Hall on 29th May. He eventually agreed but demanded his challenger to be Kazuki Hirata. Instead Konosuke Takeshita came out. Takeshita is the No. 1 contender because he pinned Sasaki in Yamagata a few days ago and on this show defeated Shuji Ishikawa in under 5 minutes. Takeshita said he has a two title match losing streak against Sasaki but he has all of Happy Motels there to support him. Sasaki called Takeshita “Bamboo-chan”, told a story about them getting drunk together one time and called himself the strongest, charismatic two crown king.

Takeshita’s quick victory over Ishikawa came as a surprise to everyone. They immediately charged each other and went for Brainbusters, Back Drops and Lariats. Ishikawa hit the Running Knee Lift for a nearfall. He went for the Splash Mountain but Takeshita escaped. Ishikawa blocked a German Suplex and tried the Fire Thunder but Takeshita again avoided a big move. He knocked the giant down with a Lariat and then picked the big dog up into the Deadlift German Suplex for the three count. Ishikawa protested that he wasn’t pinned but the referee rejected his claims. Ishikawa ranted about the loss to journalists afterwards, saying it was impossible that he would lose to Takeshita in 4 minutes.

After previously defending his SPW South East Asia Title in an Ironman Match with Sasaki, Masa Takanashi got to have another title defence in DDT. This time he took on Antonio Honda. The challenger constantly tried to do a Scorpion Death Drop and eventually hit the move. But Takanashi rolled out of the way from the Diving Fist Drop and grabbed the win with the Takatonic. Takanashi said afterwards he was ready to go drinking with the rest of Shuten-dōji after Sakaguchi wins the title in the main event. Honda was disappointed he lost because he was hoping to visit Malaysia. Takanashi’s next title defence will be in Kuala Lumpur against CIMA!

There was a tag team match pitting Kazusada Higuchi against his two fellow KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions. Higuchi feels he needs to depend on Kouki Iwasaki & Shunma Katsumata when they defend the titles against Team Drift later this month so he teamed with Guanchulo to fight them here. Iwasaki & Katsumata were victorious and came out of the match feeling more united than ever.

The show opened with Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi greeting the crowd. Dino announced that he was not going to cash in one of his two Right To Challenge Contracts. Instead he wanted to improve his win-loss record with Oishi in tag team matches. Oishi began arguing with Dino but denied that there was any tension between them. To prove it Oishi asked Dino to give him possession of one of his contracts. Dino was surprised by the request but agreed to give him one. Oishi then lost the contract to Kazuki Hirata in the first match. Hirata spent the match being ignored by his partners and he was begging for a chance to get in the ring. Sanshiro Takagi finally relented and it paid off with Hirata avoiding the Miracle Ecstasy during the dance sequence and pinning Oishi with the One Shot Miracle Cradle. Oishi begged Dino to give him his remaining contract after the match but Dino gave him the Danshoku Driver instead.

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DDT “TENNOJI WRESTLING ZOO! 2016” Results

March 27, 2016

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DDT “TENNOJI WRESTLING ZOO! 2016”, 27/03/2016
Osaka Tennoji Ward Community Center
375 Dans – No Vacancy

1. Akito & Yasu Urano defeated Guanchulo & Dai Suzuki when Akito submitted Suzuki with the Scorpion Lock (8:37).
2. Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Takagi pinned Hirata with a Cradle (9:51).
3. Saki Akai & Cherry defeated Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda with Akai pinned Fukuda with a Diving Body Attack (10:03).
4. Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae defeated Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi when LeRae pinned Oishi with the Ball Plex (11:59).
5. HARASHIMA & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when HARASHIMA pinned Iwasaki with the Somato (11:45).
6. MAX Lucha Libre Maximo Title & SPW South East Asian Title – Ironman Match: Daisuke Sasaki (MAX c) (2) Vs Masa Takanashi (SPW c) (2) ended in a Draw (30:00).
6a. Daisuke Sasaki (1) defeated Masa Takanashi (0) with the Vietnam Driver II (12:24).
6b. Daisuke Sasaki (2) defeated Masa Takanashi (0) with the Cross Facelock (18:45).
6c. Masa Takanashi (1) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (2) with a Cradle (22:09).
6d. Masa Takanashi (2) defeated Daisuke Sasaki (2) with a Cradle (28:58).
*V9 for Daisuke Sasaki. V2 for Masa Takanashi.
7. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda when Takeshita pinned Umeda with the German Suplex (14:29).

Daisuke Sasaki came out at the start of the show to announce he was defending the MAX Lucha Libre Maximo Title against Johnny Gargano. He was told that wasn’t happening and Masa Takanashi is his opponent. Takanashi came out and suggested a double title match with his SPW South East Asia Title also on the line. Sasaki accepted but only if they fought in a 60 minute Ironman match. Amon Tsurumi was worried they wouldn’t be able to fit a 60 minute match into the show but agreed to give it a 30 minute time limit after the crowd reacted positively to the stipulation. Sasaki took the first two falls with two of his finishing holds. But Takanashi scored a point when he countered the NOW OR NEVER into a Cradle. Sasaki tried to increase the lead by getting Takanashi counted out. He gave him a Brainbuster on the floor and also a Super Elbow Drop while Takanashi was sitting on a chair. Takanashi somehow found it in him to Cradle Sasaki again and even the score 2-2. The final minute had both wrestlers trying to roll up and cradle each other for a flash 3 count but the time expired with no winner determined. Both Sasaki and Takanashi had to be helped out to the back but they both yelled “Remember this!” to each other as they left.

HARASHIMA and Kazusada Higuchi had a staredown after Match #5. Tomomitsu Matsunaga stepped in between them to remind HARASHIMA he has a Right To Challenge contract.

The World’s Cutest Tag Team want a rematch with Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa. Joey Ryan wants another shot at winning the KO-D Tag Team Titles while Candice LeRae just wants to beat the shit out of Sasaki.

Konosuke Takeshita will face HUB in Yodogawa on 22nd May. The match was put together by Yukinori Matsui when during an after show drinking party last December a drunk Takeshita told Matsui he became a pro wrestler so he could meet zero (HUB’s old gimmick). Matsui was moved by the story and wanted to make it happen.


Takanashi Prepares For Singapore Title Match

February 19, 2016

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Although Masa Takanashi failed to win the KO-D Openweight Title in January he is not that far away from another shot at gold. He will be competing in Singapore Pro Wrestling on 11th March against Andruew Tang for the SPW South East Asian Championship. Takanashi previously defeated “The Statement” in Gatoh Move last month to earn the title shot. This time the rematch will be in Tang’s hometown. He is promoted at Singapore’s first pro wrestler and previously defended the SPW Title against another DDT wrestler, Michael Nakazawa. Takanashi hopes to win the title and become King of South East Asia. Then he’ll bring the championship over to DDT much like Daisuke Sasaki is currently doing with Chile’s MAX Lucha Libre Title.


DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2016” Results

January 31, 2016

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DDT “SWEET DREAMS! 2016”, 31/01/2016
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,658 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Falls Count Anywhere Iron Man Match: Sanshiro Takagi (16) Vs KENSO (16) ended in a Draw (60:00).
0. King Of Dark Title: Gota Ihashi (c) & Tomomitsu Matsunaga defeated Hiroshi Fukuda & Mizuki Watase when Ihashi pinned Watase with a Diving Body Press (3:42).
*Gota Ihashi passes D2. Mizuki Watase becomes the 11th King Of Dark Champion.
1. Daisuke Sasaki & Guanchulo defeated Shunma Katsumata & Kota Umeda when Sasaki pinned Katsumata with the Vietnam Driver II (10:11).
2. Makoto Oishi & Cherry defeated Saki Akai & DJ Nira when Cherry pinned Nira with the Cherryton Bomb (6:18).
3. Only One Hold In The World Match: Danshoku Dino & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata ended in a Draw when all wrestlers were eliminated by Ring Out (10:41).
4. Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Keisuke Ishii, Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki when Takeshita pinned Iwasaki with a Texas Cloverhold (10:19).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Single Match With Partners: Kendo Kashin (c) & Ryu Gouma defeated Yasu Urano & Akito when Gouma pinned Urano after a Statute Book Attack from Kashin (10:41).
*V2 for Kendo Kashin.
6. Special 4 Way Match: Shigehiro Irie defeated HARASHIMA, Yukio Sakaguchi and Kazusada Higuchi when Irie pinned Higuchi with the Beast Bomber (10:50).
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Isami Kodaka (c) defeated Masa Takanashi with the Isamuashi Zan (27:03).
*V3 for Isami Kodaka.

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The Korakuen Hall ring was filled with orange tape when Masa Takanashi entered the ring for his KO-D Openweight Title match against Isami Kodaka. The little alcoholic was in a familiar place as the underdog but he’s been able to pull off miracle victories before. He went for a big move when he and Kodaka were both on the apron. Takanashi attempted to do the Takatonic onto the floor but Kodaka escaped and hit a Tope Suicida to the challenger instead. Kodaka had a rough landing and wound up with a bloodied eye. Takanashi hit the Takatonic inside the ring for a nearfall. Late in the match he hit another Takatonic and then the Diving Double Knee Drop in tribute to KUDO for another close call. Kodaka fired back with two Diving Double Knee Drops but Takanashi still had fight left in him. He was able to block the first Isamuashi Zan but Kodaka immediately struck him with a Right Knee Strike. The second Isamuashi Zan found its target and put an end to Takanashi.

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Amon Tsurumi announced HARASHIMA Vs Shigehiro Irie on 28th February to determine Kodaka’s challenger at Sumo Hall on 21st March. Irie said he never beat HARASHIMA before. Getting over that hump and beating Kodaka for the championship will the best birthday gift he can give himself. HARASHIMA said Irie won today’s match but he will not win next month. It will be HARASHIMA winning the title at Sumo Hall. Kodaka said no matter who wins between HARASHIMA and Irie, it will be himself as the last man standing. The winner of the Sumo Hall main event will also get a 2 million yen cash prize from Good Com Asset.

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Two other big matches for Sumo Hall were announced. Danshoku Dino Vs Akebono and Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Minoru Suzuki! Dino said he does not know sumo but he will welcome Akebono to DDT! Sakaguchi said both he and Suzuki will be prepared to kill and slaughter each other. Also Saki Akai, Makoto Oishi & Lady Beard reform the Kawaii Connection to face LiLiCo and two mystery partners.

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Shigehiro Irie literally ran through his opponents to win the 4 Way Match. He crashed into HARASHIMA to stop him from hitting the Somato then laid out Kazusada Higuchi with the Beast Bomber.

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In the days leading up to the DDT Extreme Title match Kendo Kashin kept saying he had a consultant to help him choose his partner to face Yasu Urano & Akito. The consultant was BASARA’s wrestling lawyer Ryu Gouma. Antonio Honda entered the ring expecting to be Kashen’s partner. Gouma was ready to announce the partner when Kashin interrupted and said it was him! Gouma took a beating throughout the match but Honda distracted the referee and Kashin nailed Urano with a chair shot. Kashin passed the chair over to Akito and convinced the ref that Akito was the one who used it. With the ref distracted again Kashin grabbed Gouma’s lawbook and hit Urano repeatedly with it. He then dragged Gouma on top of Urano for the pin. Gouma winning the match counts as a successful title defence for Kashin. Honda entered the ring again waiting for Kashin to nominate him as the next challenger. Kashin said he picks Honda… and Yoshihiko!

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Happy Motels were pretty happy with a victory over Team Drift. Amon Tsurumi approached them after the match to talk about Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo’s next KO-D Tag Team Title defence. Suddenly Daisuke Sasaki appeared and he said he found a tag team partner. He brought out The Big Dog!!! His mystery partner came to the ring to the Rocky theme song wearing a mascot dog costume. Sasaki said the dog’s name is Adrien. The New Gen Combo accepted their challenge for Sumo Hall. They offered a handshake but Sasaki & Adrien attacked! Adrien hit the champs with the Running Knee Lift and Fire Thunder Driver. He then took off his costume and revealed himself to be Shuji Ishikawa!

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Super Sasadango Machine gave an apology through his latest PowerPoint presentation. The apology was for the delay of production and publication date for DDT’s next movie. He also revealed the stipulation for the #OhkaEmpire Vs T2Hide Tag match. The Only One Hole In The World Match refers to Amon Tsurumi. The match could be won by pinfall, submission, Ring Out or by inserting a unique one of a kind item into Tsurumi’s… um… hole. Tsurumi had his pants pulled down but no one was able to achieve the goal. The Hirata GO! Glasses came out and everyone danced until all four knocked each other over the top rope to the floor. The match ended in a draw and Tsurumi was left in the ring with his backside exposed.

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The Ironman match began 10 minutes before the doors opened to the public. Both Sanshiro Takagi and KENSO appealed to the absent audience for their support before locking up. The score was already 1-1 when fans began to enter Korakuen Hall. By that point Takagi and KENSO were fighting around ringside. A castle of chairs was constructed 20 minutes into the match. At the 25 minute mark both wrestlers brawled their way into an elevator and took the fight outdoors in front of the fans lining up outside the building. Takagi was winning 4-2 when he and KENSO went into a kiosk and the match was away from view. During this time KENSO somehow scored 9 points in a row to take the lead 11-4! He then got another pin to make it 12-4. They returned to the ring at the 30th minute and Takagi threw KENSO into the castle of chairs. The damage was so much that Takagi pinned him several times to bring the score up 12-11. The two disappeared backstage and both returned on bicycles, Takagi on his Combat Bicycle and KENSO on a Granny Bicycle. The Battle Of The Bicycles ended when they crashed into each other. KENSO stared down a female fan for eating rice balls near him. Takagi said “DDT is good at eating rice balls!” KENSO grabbed the rice balls and threw them away. Takagi got angry and attacked KENSO for what he did. He then promised the woman that she will be reimbursed for the rice balls. The fans in the building then started chanting “Reimburse!” With 45 minutes gone and 25 minutes until the show began properly it was time for the King Of Dark Title match to begin!

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The Ironman match was still going when dark match wrestlers made their entrances. Takagi and KENSO decided to join in, unofficially making the match a 6-Man Tag. Takagi sided with Hiroshi Fukuda & Mizuki Watase but accidentally hit Watase with a Lariat. KENSO gave Watase a Brainbuster and Gota Ihashi Splashed Watase to win the match! Ihashi happily placed the King Of Dark Title belt on Watase’s body while Takagi and KENSO brought out lockers for the final minutes of their match. Takagi pinned KENSO against the turnbuckles with a locker and then Dropkicked the locker into KENSO to tie the score 15-15. One minute was left to go and both men were exhausted. KENSO gave Takagi a Brainbuster but both of them landed on top of the other locker. Both were counted out because they couldn’t stand and the match ended in a draw, 16-16. KENSO demanded a 25 minute long overtime while Takagi said they should start a 61 minute Best 2 out of 3 match right now! Amon Tsurumi called the requests unreasonable. Takagi brought up doing the rematch at Sumo Hall on 21st March. Tsurumi agreed and made the match. It will be a Falls Count Anywhere Weapon Treasure Hunt Tag Team Match. Takagi will team with Jun Kasai and KENSO will team with Michael Nakazawa! Takagi and KENSO accepted the match and gave each other a fist bump just like Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles did at the Tokyo Dome.

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Suguru Miyatake is taking time off to recover from injuries to his shoulder ligaments. He said he could be gone for as long as 15 months but he would return in one second if he could. He’ll use his recovery time to become stronger and stronger.

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Two new students will debut for DNA on 5th March. Daiki Shimomura was born in Yamaguchi on 27th February 1996, is 157cm high and weighs 72kg. Tsunehiro Shimatani was born in Saitama on 9th January 1998, is 163cm high and weighs 70kg. They both come from the nkw university wrestling club.

DDT will be launching a new bar lounge in Shinjuku next month. SWANDIVE will open in late February and is being run by DDT’s timekeeper Mic Inoue.


DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2016 ~NEW YEAR~” Results

January 16, 2016

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DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2016 ~NEW YEAR~”, 16/01/2016
Yokohama Radiant Hall
405 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Antonio Honda & Hiroshi Fukuda defeated Soma Takao & DJ Nira when Fukuda pinned Nira with the Perfect Cradle (10:21).
2. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi Vs Akito & Guanchulo ended in a No Contest (12:00).
3. Daisuke Sasaki defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Crossface Lock (9:30).
4. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata defeated Seiya Morohashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Kazusada Higuchi when Hirata pinned Morohashi with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (11:28).
5. Masa Takanashi defeated Yusuke Kubo with a Jackknife Cutback (12:41).
6. 3 Way Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano and Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda when Ishii pinned Umeda with the Vertical Drop Double Arm DDT (12:22).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo (c) defeated Isami Kodaka & Ryota Nakatsu when Endo pinned Nakatsu with the Sky Twister Press (23:41).
*V1 for New Generation Combination.

The New Generation Combination got a bit of revenge on Isami Kodaka. Neither of them were able to win the KO-D Openweight Title from him but he wasn’t able to take the KO-D Tag Team Titles from them either. Tetsuya Endo put Ryota Nakatsu away with the Torture Rack Bomb and Sky Twister Press. Kodaka requested a rematch down the line. Takeshita said he would like another single and tag match so he can win both and get a 3-2 record against Kodaka. While this was going on Masa Takanashi suddenly snuck into the ring. Takanashi went for the Takatonic on Kodaka but the champion avoided it and kicked Takanashi in the face.

Daisuke Sasaki approached Amon Tsurumi at the end of the show demanding a KO-D Tag Team Titles shot in March. Tsurumi agreed that Sasaki deserves a shot because his previous title reign had to be vacated. However both Kota Ibushi and Suguru Miyatake are injured so who can Sasaki team with? Tsurumi told Sasaki he’s been emotionally unstable ever since Candice LeRae “dumped” him. Sasaki suddenlt broke down into tears. Tsurumi tried to cheer him up but also mentioned LeRae getting engaged to someone else. In an instant Sasaki attacked Tsurumi with his belt and left the ring. Tsurumi asked the New Gen Combo to help him but they said he was okay.

Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie are riding a wave of momentum going into their All Asia Tag Team Title match next week. They distinctly remember the last time they fought Yankee Two Kenju back in December 2013. Ishii remembers being pinned after 13 minutes and 26 seconds. He’s been constantly reminding Irie of that match to motivate the both of them.

According to Masa Takanashi his victory over Yusuke Kubo proves he can win a fair fight. He shook Kubo’s hand after the match but it was all a ruse for his failed ambush later in the show.

Seiya Morohashi stole Kazuki Hirata’s GO! Glasses before Match #4. Hirata went to the Samurai TV! commentary table looking for a replacement pair and took Haruo Murata’s glasses instead. When he put them on he got the song “Yokohama Twilight” playing over the speakers instead of “TOKYO Go!” Rikiya Shindo then handed his glasses to Hirata and the song changed to “Manato No Yoko, Yokohama, Yokosuka”.

When Hirata won the match he grabbed a microphone and was ready to challenge #OhkaEmpire to a rematch for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. However Sanshiro Takagi kicked him aside and instead added a stipulation to his match with KENSO on 31st January. It will be a 60 minute Iron Man Match! Amon Tsurumi came out and told Takagi that the show is too full to have a 60 minute match. They made a deal. The Iron Man match can go ahead but it has to be a pre-show dark match. Korakuen Hall is scheduled to open up exactly one hour before the show starts so the match will begin 10 minutes before the doors open to allow a brief warm up break before the show properly starts. There is a chance the final 10 minutes of the match will clash with the King Of Dark Title bout. Both will happen at the same time if necessary.

Match #2 ended when Guanchulo took off his wrestling gear and revealed he was wearing Danshoku tights. The referee had to call the match off when Guanchulo and Danshoku Dino did Danshoku things to the other wrestlers. Guanchulo said he is now Gaychulo.


DDT “DRAMATIC TENMABASHI! 2016” Results

January 11, 2016

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DDT “DRAMATIC TENMABASHI! 2016”, 11/01/2016
Osaka Oyodo Community Center
375 Fans Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Dark Match: Guanchulo defeated Dai Suzuki with a School Boy (4:03)
1. Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata when Takao pinned Katsumura with the Gin And Tonic (9:50).
2. 4 Way Match: Hiroshi Fukuda defeated Toru Owashi, Kazusada Higuchi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Fukuda pinned Matsunaga with a Cradle Cutback (8:36).
3. Yasu Urano defeated Kuishinbou Kamen by Submission with the Tombstone Piledriver (10:25).
4. Danshoku Dino & Mizuki Watase Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie ended in a No Contest (9:30).
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Candice LeRae defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata when LeRae pinned Hirata with the Ball Plex (10:50)
6. Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Isami Kodaka, Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT when Takeshita pinned SAGAT with the German Suplex (13:46).
7. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi defeated HARASHIMA & Akito when Takanashi pinned Akito with the Takatonic (14:26).

Momentum is building for Masa Takanashi. He’s been on a small winning streak ever since he pinned HARASHIMA and became the No. 1 Contender. He urged the Osaka crowd to come see him fight for the KO-D Openweight Title on 31st March.

The build up to next week’s KO-D Tag Team Title match saw Happy Motels beat BASARA. The champions said when it comes to them, 1 + 1 doesn’t equal two. It equals 10 or maybe even 100! Isami Kodaka told them 1 + 1 does equal 2 and wrestling is not math! He and Ryota Nakatsu will teach them a lesson next week. When the BASARA team left Konosuke Takeshita spoke to the audience and called today his coming of age celebration.

Candice LeRae’s DDT adventure continued with her dancing with Kazuki Hirata before she gave him the Ball Plex. Daisuke Sasaki again proposed to Candice after the match. Candice told Sasaki she’s not interested in him and she already has a boyfriend. Sasaki didn’t take the rejection well and tried to attack but he was given the Ball Plex. Candice then asked Sanshiro Takagi if she and Joey Ryan can wrestle on the 21st March Sumo Hall show. Takagi said “OK!”

Danshoku Dino was in an extra horny mood and everything Mizuki Watase did made Dino very excited. The match had to be stopped when Dino stripped Watase and tried to have his way with him. Watase was traumatised by what happened and wants to stay away from Dino for good.

Suguru Miyatake dislocated his right shoulder on yesterday’s show and was unable to compete today. Kuishinbo Kamen took his place in Match #3.

Hiroshi Fukuda won the 4 Way Match while singing a song from Princess Mononoke. Fukuda thinks he is now ready to face Daisuke Sekimoto at BASARA’s debut show in 2st February. He is ready to bring American Strong Style to fight Sekimoto’s Japanese Strong Style!


DDT “DRAMATIC TENJINBASHI! 2016” Results

January 10, 2016

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DDT “DRAMATIC TENJINBASHI! 2016”, 10/01/2016
Osaka Oyodo Community Center
383 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Dark Match: Shunma Katsumata defeated Dai Suzuki with the Lightning Spiral (3:01).
1. Ryota Nakatsu defeated Guanchulo with an Arm Lock (6:31).
2. Scramble Bunkhouse Glasses Death Match: Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Shoichi Uchida defeated Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Dino pinned Hirata with the Danshoku Driver (11:52).
3. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase when Iwasaki pinned Watase with the Leg Capture Suplex (12:54).
4. Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Suguru Miyatake & Candice LeRae when Endo pinned Miyatake with the Sky Twister Press (13:34).
5. Akito & Yasu Urano defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Urano pinned Matsunaga with a Cradle (14:01).
6. HARASHIMA defeated Hiroshi Fukuda with the Cradle (9:10).
7. Isami Kodaka & Masa Takanashi defeated Shigehiro Irie & Soma Takao when Kodaka pinned Takao with the Gin And Tonic Cutback (14:31).

Isami Kodaka & Masa Takanashi worked well as a team in the main event. Takanashi saved Kodaka from Soma Takao’s Gin And Tonic, then later pulled the referee out of the ring when Kodaka was being pinned. Kodaka countered the Gin And Tonic again and rolled Takao over for the three count. Takanashi handed Kodaka a beer after the match and held a toast for their KO-D Openweight Title match. They drank but Takanashi suddenly kicked Kodaka and gave him the Takatonic! He yelled at Kodaka that he was going to win the title and ended the show drinking with Yukio Sakaguchi.

Yasu Urano learned that his DDT Extreme Title match with Kendo Kashin will allow a single wrestler to be in each man’s corner and they can swap places when they touch their partner. The way it is described sounds a lot like a tag team match but Kendo thinks otherwise. At the moment it looks like Akito will be Urano’s partner for the match.

It seems that almost everybody in DDT is falling for Candice LeRae. All members of Happy Motel wanted a kiss from her but she rejected them. In the post-match interview Candice said she was in front of a great audience and Japanese fans are the best. Guanchulo translated her comments but Daisuke Sasaki was convinced he was lying. Why? Because Sasaki thought Candice was clearly saying “Sasaki, I love you!” He’ll team with her on their own next and will find a ring for their wedding.

DDT will run Kyoto KBS Hall on 14th May and Kobe Sambo Hall on 31st July. It will be DDT’s first show in Sambo Hall in over 7 years. They were last there in November 2008. The last KBS Hall show was in May 2011 and is remembered as the Zundoko Bus Incident. The tour bus broke down on the Tomei Expressway early in the morning and they had to spend 189,000 yen on other transport to reach the arena. Then when the show was over and it was time to go back to Tokyo the same bus broke down again and the entire trip lasted 26 hours!

Everybody in Match #2 agreed to compete in a Scramble Bunkhouse Glasses Death Match.