DDT “JUN AKIYAMA LOCAL TRIUMPHANT RETURN! SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IZUMI”, 24/07/2021
Osaka Izumi City Plaza Yayoi no Kaze Hall
1. Danshoku Dieno Vs Yuya Koroku with the Danshoku Driner (5:48).
2. Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazuki Hirata with a Lariat (0:44).
2a. 2 & 4 Equality Death Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Kazuki Hirata with a Cross Armbreaker (5:51).
3. Sanshiro Takagi, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya defeated HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Antonio Honda when Iino pinned Honda with the Haka Elbow (11:30).
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao defeated Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura when Takao pinned Nakamura with the Diving Foot Stomp (10:36).
5. Izumi Specialty Special Single Match: Chris Brookes defeated Akito with the Praying Mantis Bomb (13:18).
6. Eruption Vs DAMNATION!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie when Higuchi pinned Paulie with the Brain Claw Slam (13:04).
7. PIONEER NEXT Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Okada pinned Katsumata with the Sudden Death (20:56).
It was an eventful return home for Jun Akiyama. First of all, believe it or not this was the first time Akiyama had a homecoming match in Izumi City. Ever! Before the main event Junretsu were presented with bouquets from his alma mater’s wrestling club and also from the president of the match sponsor PIONEER NEXT. That president also happens to be Hiroyuki Akiyama, Jun’s younger brother. Akiyama’s team came out on top against THE 37KAMIINA despite Konosuke Takeshita claiming his shoulder is in great shape again. Hideki Okatani took out MAO with the Running Neckbreaker. Akiyama & Yusuke Okada gave Shunma Katsumata a Back Drop/Diving Neckbreaker double team move. Akiyama followed up with the Exploder Suplex and tagged in Okada. Katsumata still had fight left in him and wouldn’t be pinned. Okada declined tagging Akiyama back in and was eventually able to win by himself with the Sudden Death.
After the match Okada explained to Akiyama that he taught him never to read the room while wrestling, which is why he never tagged him back in. Akiyama corrected Okada and said you’re supposed to read the room! He never told him to do the opposite! Okada’s excuse is he misheard him. He then asked Akiyama about something serious. Makoto Oishi, the leader of Junretsu, has been forced to take a long break due to injury. Okada is not a member of Junretsu despite always hanging around Akiyama and the rest of the unit. It was Oishi who first welcomed him to DDT and if he is no longer around, then Okada wants to protect Junretsu for him. So today Yusuke Okada is asking to join Junretsu! Not only that but he also wants to team with Akiyama to challenge for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 15th August! Akiyama asked for the audience’s opinion and agreed when they gave a positive response.
Eruption got one over DAMNATION in a preview of the next KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match. Yuji Hino posed with his title belt to provoke Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi. He did so again even after Higuchi pinned Mad Paulie to end the match in Eruption’s favour. Backstage Hino blamed the loss on the sake his drank before the match.
For a brief moment, Yuki Ueno had the DDT Universal Title belt given back to him by staff after his match. Unfortunately Daisuke Sasaki gave him a Low Blow and stole the belt again. Even Sasaki admitted that he is a shameless belt thief.
Kazuki Hirata instantly went for the kill against Tetsuya Endo but a Lariat ended his hopes pretty quickly. He asked for a rematch but with special rules to even the odds. In the rematch, Hirata only has to pin Endo for a 2 Count to win but Endo needs to pin Hirata for a 4 Count. Endo agreed and made Hirata submit to a Cross Armbreaker after the restart.
Yukinori Matsui announced he will be producing a show in Abeno Ward Center, Osaka on 17th October.