DDT “WRESTLE OYAMA” Results

October 8, 2017

DDT “WRESTLE OYAMA”, 07/10/2017
Oyama City Cultural Center
142 Fans

1. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Red Volume~: Shunma Katsumata defeated Daiki Shimomura with the Swan Dive X Factor (8:05).
2. Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Ishii pinned Hirata with the Kneel Kick (8:36).
3. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Blue Volume~: Masahiro Takanashi defeated Makoto Oishi with a Headlock Switchback (9:08).
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie defeated HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda when Paulie pinned Honda with the Paulie Buster (14:15).
5. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Purple Volume~ P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino defeated MAO with the Danshoku Driver (10:36).
6. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego defeated KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kouki Iwasaki when Takeshita pinned Iwasaki with a Lariat (17:12).

Each NωA member had a different motivation for their match today. Shunma Katsumata wanted to beat Daiki Shimomura one on one to prepare for their upcoming tag team match in DNA later this week. Katsumata won with a Thrust Kick, Buzzsaw Kick and the Swan Dive X Factor. Next, Makoto Oishi had never lost to Masahiro Takanashi in a singles match. He also prepared a secret weapon ready, the Headlock! Unfortunately, Takanashi had a secret weapon of his own and it was the Hammerlock. After a back and forth battle between the two moves, Takanashi countered a Headlock into a Cradle to get the three count. Lastly, MAO was sacrificing himself so he could turn Oyama back to normal after Danshoku Dino turned it into a Gay Town the last time he was here. In return, Dino demanded that if he won the match he would get MAO’s underwear. MAO would have won when he hit the Screw Kick but Daisuke Kiso was already knocked down by an accidental Lip Lock. When MAO revived him, Dino gave MAO the Lip Lock and Danshoku Driver to win. Both Oishi and Katsumata offered to give their underwear to Dino instead. Dino was touched by their passion to protect MAO and he revealed that today’s series of matches were meant to test NωA’s loyalty to each other. Their underwear would be saved.

The ALL OUT and Shuten-dōji wrestlers got into a fight after the main event. When they were pulled apart, Konosuke Takeshita reminded Shuten-dōji that they have a KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles defence against them in Yokohama next week. So enjoy your drinks now because they won’t have a chance to have any toasts in Yokohama! Diego called himself a Chilean who wants their belts. Akito said he wants to win the titles for Diego so he can become a champion.

Daisuke Sasaki threw a chair at Antonio Honda to break up his Octopus Hold on Mad Paulie. Then during the brawl Paulie pinned Honda with the Paulie Buster. Sasaki tried to attack HARASHIMA with the chair after the match but HARASHIMA stopped him with a High Kick. When asked if he had gone to the bank today to take out all of Ken Ohka’s money, Sasaki admitted he overslept, woke up at 5pm and had no time to go there.

Neither Kazuki Hirata or Kazusada Higuchi made their expected entrances for Match #2. When Hirata’s music played, Higuchi walked out carrying an unconscious Hirata! Higuchi told everyone he got so sick of hearing Hirata’s dance practice before the show that he did something to stop it. Toru Owashi was angry at what Higuchi did, not just because Hirata is his friend but also because he now had to fight a Handicap Match againsy Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii. Luckily, Owashi accidentally struck Hirata during the fight and it woke him up so the tag match went ahead as planned.

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Ohka Helps Katsumura, Sasaki Peeved, Next Princess Title Defence

October 3, 2017

DDT “READY PRO WRESTLING! FEELING SEIJO↑↑ 2017”, 04/10/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Mizuki Watase
2. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Diego
3. HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
4. Memorial For The First Advance To Seijo Hall! T2Hide Vs NωA Uncontested Unit Conflict! This Is The Real Final Settlement!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (w/ Dino Nominated Seconds)
5. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura

Ken Ohka will be in Shuichiro Katsumura’s corner for the Independent Jr. Title match. Daisuke Sasaki prepared a statement for this news. He simply said “Bring your seal. Fuck off!”

DDT “WRESTLE OYAMA”, 07/10/2017
Oyama City Cultural Center

1. Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Purple Volume~: MAO Vs Danshoku Dino
3. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Red Volume~: Shunma Katsumata Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Blue Volume~: Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
5. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Kouki Iwasaki
6. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda

ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji heats up.

DDT “HOW ABOUT SUNDAY 2017”, 08/10/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Diego & Saki Akai
2. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii & Koji Yoshida
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Tomoya & Antonio Honda
4. DAMNATION Vs NωA!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. Fierce Fight! Dong Bang Battle!: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki
6. Sapporo Specialty! Sea Urchin, Scallop, Cuttlefish, Crab Bowl Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Danshoku Dino Vs HARASHIMA Vs KUDO

DAMNATION Vs NωA will be a theme for the shows being held in Sapporo that weekend.

DDT “HOW ABOUT MONDAY 2017”, 09/10/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao, Tomoya & Koji Yoshida
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
3. Idol! Gongitsune! Model! 3 Way Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai
4. Mad Paulie Vs Shunma Katsumata
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
6. Sapporo Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match From The North: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi

The DAMNATION Vs NωA matches continue with Kazusada Higuchi now getting involved.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “FAN APPRECIATION DAY ~KANSHA 2017~”, 11/10/2017
Tokyo Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic

1. Ganjo Super Fight In Ichigaya: HARUKAZE Vs Kaho Kobayashi
2. Who Is X??: Shota Vs X
3. Ganpuro Special Tag Match In Ichigaya: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Ganbare The Great & Ganbare The Shooter
4. Special Bonus Track ~ Volunteer Ganbare☆Rumble: Ken Ohka Vs Yumehito Imanari Vs X

As a treat, an open invitational Royal Rumble will take place at the end of the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES SHINKIBA”, 03/11/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Rika Tatsumi

The only previous time Reika Saiki and Rika Tatsumi have wrestled in the ring together was at “JUDGEMENT 2017” in March. They were on the same team then. Tatsumi has a chance of becoming a double champion because she is also part of the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Title tournament final on 14th October. Tatsumi had never won a championship before in any sort of competition so she is motivated to win. Saiki learned in her first defence that a single mistake could cost her the championship so she is learning not to hesitate in her matches.


DDT In October

September 29, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “OSAKA DE BAKOON!”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Miyakojima Kumin Center

1. Maho Kurone Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Rika Tatsumi Vs Nonoko
3. 3 Way Match: Syoko Nakajima Vs Nodoka-oneesan Vs Maki Ito
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) Vs Marika Kobashi
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Yuna Manase Vs Miyu Yamashita & Azusa Takigawa
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Reika Saiki (c) Vs Mizuki

The aftermath of Reika Saiki’s championship win hasn’t been strong. She was pinned by Mizuki in the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Tournament to set up tomorrow’s title match.

After a little mishap involving chopsticks last weekend, Yuu regained the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title and is expected to defend it here.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “DON’T YOU SEE! 2017”, 30/09/2017
Osaka Toshima Citizen Center

1. Fumihiko Uwai Produce Match: Dai Suzuki Vs Kamui
2. Batsuichi-gun Vs Ganpuro-gun: Minoru Fujita & Shoichi Uchida Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Mizuki Watase
3. Forgotten K ICE BREAK: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yasu Urano
4. No Protein 15,000 Calorie Intake Blow Up Double Sweet Tag Death Match: Yumehito Imanari & Sumire Natsu Vs Shota & HARUKAZE
5. Special Single Match: Ken Ohka Vs MIYAWAKI

The main event has been downgraded because Ken Ohka is no longer the Independent World Jr. Heavy Champion.

DDT “DDT THIRD NUMAZU TOURNAMANT! IN NUMAZU 2017”, 30/09/2017
Shizuoka Kiramesse Numazu

1. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Akito, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
2. Tetsuya Endo Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Sumo! Sumo! Gongitsune! Antonio Trial 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs Antonio Honda
4. 1st October NOAH Supreme Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
5. DAMNATION Vs Smile Squash: Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA & Soma Takao
6. Takashigani Is The World’s Largest Crustacean! Numazu Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Diego Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii

Shunma Katsumata & MAO will be fighting for the GHC Jr. Heavy Tag Team Titles in NOAH on Sunday. So DDT is giving them a warm up match with Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata, the DDT team that I presume most resemble the champions HAYATA & YO-HEY!

BASARA “VAJRA 48 ~ISAMI KODAKA 15TH ANNIVERSARY~”, 01/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Masamune & Fuminori Abe Vs Shiori Asahi & Takato Nakano
2. Daichi Kazato & Gouma Ryu Vs Mineo Fujita & Kazuhiro Tamura
3. Special 6-Man Tag Match: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & HUB Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Yuji Hino & Yasu Urano
4. B FAULTLESS JUNKY’S Vs DOVE Pro Hardcore Steel Battle: Takumi Tsukamoto, Masashi Takeda & Jaki Numazawa Vs Gunso, Kabuki Kida & Naoki Tanizaki
5. Special Single Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Yuko Miyamoto
6. SAGAT Into Heaven!: SAGAT Vs Daisuke Sekimoto
7. Union MAX Title: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

Isami Kodaka is BASARA’s last line of defence against Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi. If the Union MAX Champion wins then he pretty much rules the company.

The Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match will allow the use of Ladders, Chairs and Steel Boxes.

DDT “READY PRO WRESTLING! FEELING SEIJO↑↑ 2017”, 04/10/2017
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Memorial For The First Advance To Seijo Hall! T2Hide Vs NωA Uncontested Unit Conflict! This Is The Real Final Settlement!: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO (w/ Dino Nominated Seconds)
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Mizuki Watase
3. 4 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Soma Takao & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Diego
4. HARASHIMA & Kouki Iwasaki Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Akito Vs Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii

The new World Jr. Champion will be having some title defences in DDT for as long as he holds the belt. Daisuke Sasaki’s first challenger is Shuichiro Katsumura from Ganbare☆Wrestling. Can Katsumura get revenge for Ohka and bring the belt back to Ganpuro?

Producer Danshoku Dino will be putting mystery people in the NωA’s corner. I’m unsure if their roles are meant to be ring seconds or lumberjacks.

DDT “WRESTLE OYAMA”, 07/10/2017
Oyama City Cultural Center

1. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Purple Volume~: MAO Vs Danshoku Dino
2. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Red Volume~: Shunma Katsumata Vs Daiki Shimomura
3. Oyama NωA Festa! Single 3rd Bout ~Blue Volume~: Makoto Oishi Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Antonio Honda

A three match series has been set for NωA.

DDT “HOW ABOUT SUNDAY 2017”, 08/10/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii & Koji Yoshida
2. DAMNATION Vs NωA!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
3. Fierce Fight! Dong Bang Battle!: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Kouki Iwasaki
4. Sapporo Specialty! Sea Urchin, Scallop, Cuttlefish, Crab Bowl Special 4 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Danshoku Dino Vs HARASHIMA Vs KUDO

That is a powerful looking 4 Way Match.

Tomoya will be on the show.

DDT “HOW ABOUT MONDAY 2017”, 09/10/2017
Sapporo Susukino Mars Gym

1. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao, Tomoya & Koji Yoshida
2. Idol! Gongitsune! Model! 3 Way Match: Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai
3. Sapporo Specialty! Special 6-Man Tag Match From The North: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego Vs Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
4. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi

This is familiar territory for Shuten-dōji. First up is a chance to win the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

DNA “DNA 37”, 12/10/2017
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

1. Diego Vs Masato Kamino
2. Rekka Vs Dai Suzuki
3. Yuki Ueno Vs Koju Takeda
4. Kouki Iwasaki Vs
5. Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ino Vs MAO & Daiki Shimomura
6. Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo

Naomi Yoshimura suffered a fractured right hand and has been pulled from the show. It is unknown how long he will be out of action for. His tag match with Kengo against Kouki Iwasaki & Diego is cancelled and the card was reshuffled.

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~AUTUMN~”, 14/10/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego

Then the next step for Shuten-dōji is to defend their KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

DDT “UTAN FESTA 2017”, 15/10/2017
Tokyo JR Omori Station

1. World Omori Title: Makoto Oishi (c) Vs Chikara

Oh God why?

DDT “DDT SPECIAL 2017”, 22/10/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
DDT Dramatic General Election Ranking In Parentheses

1. Special Single Match: Soma Takao (#3) Vs Masahiro Takanashi (#5)
2. Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii (#13) Vs Suwama
2. DDT Extreme Title: Daisuke Sasaki (#4) (c) Vs HARASHIMA (#2)
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (#7) (c) Vs Danshoku Dino (#1)

The Dramatic Election results are starting to bear its fruits. Danshoku Dino held his strong reputation in the competition by winning it again, giving him the KO-D Openweight Title shot. HARASHIMA finished second and nominated Daisuke Sasaki to put the DDT Extreme Title on the line against him. Keisuke Ishii is getting an All Japan treat in the form of Suwama.

Hideki Suzuki, Ultimo Dragon and Abdullah Kobayashi will all be wrestling on the show.

BASARA “FUMA FEST VOL.1 ~WRESTLE ’EM ALL~」”, 09/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yusuke Kubo & Hagane Vs Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto
2. FUMA Vs Jun Kasai

Ricky Fuji will be on the card.


DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN OYAMA” Results

February 11, 2013

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN OYAMA”, 11/02/2013
Oyama City Cultural Center
208 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi defeated MIKAMI & Masa Takanashi when Sakaguchi pinned Takanashi with a Right Ad Left High Kick (7:55).
2. Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma defeated Sanshiro Takagi & DJ Nira when Ishii pinned Nira with a Fisherman Buster (10:34).
3. Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi defeated Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Ibushi pinned Nakazawa with the Sit Down Last Ride (11:48).
4. Danshoku Dino defeated FUMA with the Raw Danshoku Driver (9:27).
5. Shigehiro Irie defeated Yasu Urano with an Elbow Butt (17:40).
6. 3 Way Match: Kenny Omega defeated HARASHIMA and Daisuke Sasaki when Omega pinned Sasaji with the Coyt’s Wrath (14:10).

Although nothing was settled between them, Kenny Omega won the main event match that also featured his challenger for the KO-D Title, HARASHIMA. Daisuke Sasaki was the third wheel and even came close to winning the 3 Way match when he gave HARASHIMA the Now Or Never. However, Omega cut him off with the Hadouken and then pinned Sasaki with the Croyt’s Wrath. Omega told HARASHIMA that wrestling him is fun and he looks forward to their match on 17/2.

Shigehiro Irie was given the MAGP Award for the show along with the cash prize of 500 yen. Irie tried to speak English during his acceptance speech but it still needs work. He called the prize “Five million dollars” for example.

Keisuke Ishii has been left puzzled after losing to MIKAMI yesterday. MIKAMI told Ishii that he is missing something fatal that would make him a successful professional wrestler but fainted before he could tell him. Ishii was so desperate to find the answer that he asked DJ Nira during their tag team match if he knew. Nira said the answer was on his shoe. When Ishii bent over to check the shoe, Nira gave him a DDT. Ishii later pinned Nira a Fisherman Buster. He asked him again and just when Nira was about to give an honest answer he fainted. Ishii wondered who else had the answer and Sanshiro Takagi told him he knew who to look for. Yoshihiko! Good thing Ishii and Yoshihiko will be part of a 6-Man Tag Team match on 17/2 in Korakuen Hall.


FUMA Fuming Over Urano, HARASHIMA Prepares For Golden Rendezvous

January 28, 2013

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN CHIBA”, 03/02/2013
Chiba REINA Arena

1. Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki Vs Masa Takanashi & Tetsuya Endo
2. Hikaru Sato Vs Michael Nakazawa
3. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Hiroshi Fukuda
4. Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie Vs Sanshiro Takagi & MIKAMI
5. Yasu Urano Vs FUMA
6. HARASHIMA Vs Takao Soma
7. Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi Vs Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Akito

Tensions are brewing between Yasu Urano and FUMA over whether or not the latter is part of the Ura-Shima-Kudo group now that KUDO is returning from injury. It got so bad that Urano gave FUMA the Tombstone Piledriver after their match at “SWEET DREAMS!” Here in Chiba they will settle some of their differences in the ring. But that won’t be the only upcoming match involving the two.

Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi now have a name for their stable. They are called the Golden Rendezvous.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN ODAWARA”, 10/02/2013
Odawara Sub Arena

1. Kota Ibushi Vs Tetsuya Endo
2. Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki Vs MIKAMI & Makoto Oishi
3. Kenny Omega & Gota Ihashi Vs Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma
4. Shigehiro Irie Vs Masa Takanashi
5. Odawara Castle Siege Match: Narita Nagachika (Sanshiro Takagi), Princess Kai (Hiroyo Matsumoto) & Hojo Ujimasa (Akito) Vs Ishida Mitsunari (Danshoku Dino), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Michael Nakazawa) & Date Masamune (DJ Nira)
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & FUMA

FUMA still has allies in his home brand of Union and the biggest one of the lot will team with him to go after the KO-D Tag Team Titles held by Urano and HARASHIMA.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN OYAMA”, 11/02/2013
Oyama City Cultural Center

1. MIKAMI & Masa Takanashi Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi
2. Danshoku Dino Vs Tetsuya Endo
3. Sanshiro Takagi & DJ Nira Vs Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma
4. Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi Vs Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
5. Yasu Urano Vs Shigehiro Irie
6. 3 Way Match: Kenny Omega vs HARASHIMA Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Kenny Omega and HARASHIMA cross paths before their KO-D Openweight Title match a week later in Korakuen Hall. Daisuke Sasaki will be in the way looking to grab his own claim for a KO-D Title shot.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2013”, 17/02/2013
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D Openweight Title: Kenny Omega (c) Vs HARASHIMA

Only the KO-D Title will be on the line. Omega has decided to defend the KO-D Title and the DDT Extreme Title in separate matches.


Have We Been Teleported Back To The Sengoku Era?

January 25, 2013

ura-shima-fuma

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN ODAWARA”, 10/02/2013
Odawara Sub Arena

1. Odawara Castle Siege Match: Narita Nagachika (Sanshiro Takagi), Princess Kai (Hiroyo Matsumoto) & Hojo Ujimasa (Akito) Vs Ishida Mitsunari (Danshoku Dino), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Michael Nakazawa) & Date Masamune (DJ Nira)
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & FUMA

The former Hiro Tsumaki has changed his ringname to FUMA after taking suggestions from fans online. After a lot of consideration, Tsumaki whittled down the entries to three choices: FUMA, Aishu Ranba and Marasho. In the end he chose FUMA. The name is inspired by Fuma Kotaro, the 16th century leader of a ninja clan that was based in Odawara, Tsumaki’s hometown. Tsumaki also liked the name because it is written in romaji, so even foreign fans will know his name.

FUMA’s timing of the announcement also worked out to his advantage because he now has a shot at the KO-D Tag Team Titles in his hometown. FUMA will form a Union team with Shuji Ishikawa to take on the champions (and FUMA’s stablemates) HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano. For this match FUMA considers himself as wrestling for Union rather than Ura-Shima-Hiro (or are they now called Ura-Shima-Fuma?).

A mysterious document was sent to Tsurumi Amon that foretold of an upcoming siege in Odawara. Word has spread that Toyotomi Hideyoshi (no, not the Osaka Pro wrestler) has gathered his forces and are marching towards Odawara as we speak. Together with samurai commander Ishida Mitsunari and tactician Date Masamune (no, not the other Osaka Pro wrestler), the trio will spearhead the attack on Odawara Castle. Meanwhile, those in the castle are preparing for battle. Hojo Ujimasa along with Narita Nagachika have rallied their troops and also have the beautiful but deadly Princess Kai on their side. Together, they must protect their castle of chairs from destruction.

I’m now in the mood to watch Sengoku Basara after typing all of that.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT SERIES 2013 IN OYAMA”, 11/02/2013
Oyama City Cultural Center

1. Sanshiro Takagi & DJ Nira Vs Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma
2. Yasu Urano Vs Shigehiro Irie

After all that flavour text for the Odawara show, there is not much to say about the show in Oyama one day later. Drift continue their war with DDT. While Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma have the odd hurdle of Sanshiro Takagi & DJ Nira to climb over, Shigehiro Irie has the far tougher challenge of facing Yasu Urano one on one.