DDT “DRAMATIC NIIGATA! 2017”, 05/11/2017
Niigata City Nishikawa Multi-Purpose Hall
292 Fans – No Vacancy
1. Shuten-dōji Vs T2Hide!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata when Sakaguchi pinned Hirata with the PK (9:01).
2. Soma Takao defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Diving Foot Stomp (7:44).
3. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Saki Akai defeated Toru Owashi, Kouki Iwasaki & Cherry when Katsumata pinned Iwasaki with a Foot Stomp (9:54).
4. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii defeated Antonio Honda & Diego when Dino pinned Honda with the G Driver (12:45).
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated Mike Bailey, MAO & Kazusada Higuchi when Sasaki submitted MAO with the Cross Facelock (12:42).
6. Niigata Specialty Special Bishamonten Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated HARASHIMA & Super Sasadango Machine when Takeshita submitted Sasadango with a Cross Armbreaker (20:18).
The show took place in Super Sasadango Machine’s hometown so he came out at the start of the show to welcome everyone. He was interrupted by Danshoku Dino who accused Yuki Ueno of causing a fuss at ringside. Dino asked Ueno if there was something he wanted to say. Ueno did have something to tell Sasadango… “Happy birthday to you!” Dino, Ueno, HARASHIMA and Antonio Honda all wished Sasadango a happy 40th birthday and brought in a cake for him too. The birthday celebrations continued in the main event where Sasadango & HARASHIMA took on ALL OUT. Although Sasadango took the fall and lost the match, he was given more presents by the wrestlers and Yukinori Matsui afterwards. Akito dropped pretenses and told Sasadango he was happy to finally wrestle Muscle Sakai today after wanting to do it for a long time. Hisaya Imabayashi then informed Sasadango that he forgot to tell him about the commiserations prize for losing the main event. Sanshiro Takagi came out with the prize, another birthday cake for Sasadango. Takagi told him that when he was 40 years old he booked the first DDT show in Sumo Hall. He wants Sasadango/Sakai to spend his 40th year in life doing something big in Niigata. Sasadango thanked him and the rest of DDT for putting this event together for his birthday. He cannot keep up with the speed and fitness of the younger wrestlers but he still tries and feels refreshed. He looks forward to working towards reaching Takagi’s expectations for him.
MAO was about to do the Cannonball 450 on Daisuke Sasaki but Sasaki pushed the referee into the turnbuckles to knock him down. Sasaki then kicked MAO below the belt and pulled him into the Cross Facelock to make him submit.
It seems that management are starting to get tired of Antonio Honda’s obsession with the children’s tale “Gon, The Little Fox”. Danshoku Dino put together today’s tag match against Honda to prevent Honda from telling everybody in Niigata about Gon, The Little Fox. Dino revealed he is now the chairman of the Gongitsune Diffusion Committee and he was given permission to use a murderous move called the G Driver to stop Honda. Imabayashi protested Dino’s plan on behalf of Honda’s safety but Dino ordered Keisuke Ishii to keep him quiet. Honda tried to talk about “Gon, The Little Fox” but Dino successfully used the G Driver (which is apparently just the Danshoku Driver) to stop him. Dino & Ishii celebrated their mission of keeping Niigata as a Gay Town instead of a Gongitsune Town.