DDT “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2019 ~DDT~”, 03/08/2019
600 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House
1. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & Yukio Naya defeated Mad Paulie, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Hiroshi Yamato when Oishi pinned Shimatani with a European Clutch (8:25).
2. Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated A. YAZAWA, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata and Yuni when Sakaguchi pinned Hirata with a PK (11:18).
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Asuka ended in a No Contest when everybody got drunk (16:10).
4. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO & Mizuki Watase ended in a No Contest when everybody turned into Danshoku Dieno (10:31).
5. DDT Extreme Title – Watermelon Split Match: Jiro Kuroshio defeated Akito when Kuroshio split the watermelon (13:15).
*Akito fails in V2. Jiro Kuroshio becomes the 46th DDT Extreme Champion!
6. Beer Garden Special Feature Customer Lottery 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Naomi Yoshimura when Higuchi pinned Yoshimura with the Doctor Bomb (20:31).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (c) with a Beer Can Attack (9:14 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,394th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Kazuki Hirata defeated Saki Akai (c) with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (9:15 pm).
*Kazuki Hirata becomes the 1,395th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Kazuki Hirata (c) with the Sleeper Hold (9:16 pm).
*Yukio Sakaguchi becomes the 1,396th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Can Of Beer defeated Yukio Sakaguchi (c) by Pinfall (9:17 pm).
*Can Of Beer becomes the 1,397th champion.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuki Ueno defeated Can Of Beer (c) by drinking the beer (9:18 pm).
*Yuki Ueno becomes the 1,398th champion.
The second half of today’s Shinjuku FACE double header was DDT hosting the final show of this year’s Beer Garden series. The main event was the annual Beer Garden finale, a 6-Man Tag Match with the teams organised by fans picking balls out of a box. The match everyone got was Konosuke Takeshita, HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Soma Takao, Mike Bailey & Naomi Yoshimura. Bailey hit the Green Tea Plunge on Takeshita and HARASHIMA jumped on top of them with a Springboard Body Press. Takao broke the pin with a chair and the four of them fought their way out of the ring. That left Higuchi to thump Yoshimura with a Lariat and pin him with the Doctor Bomb.
The DDT Extreme Title was on the line in a Watermelon Split Match. A watermelon was placed in the ring. If a wrestler damaged the watermelon they would be disqualified. However if a wrestler got a one count pin, they would be given a chance to split the watermelon with a shovel after spinning around in circles ten times while wearing a blindfold. If they damaged the watermelon that way then they would be the winner. Akito and Jiro Kuroshio both had their chances to win but smashing a watermelon while dizzy and blindfolded is a difficult task. Kuroshio only won by accident when he swung the shovel at the ropes, the shovel bounced back, hit Kuroshio in the face and he fell on top of the watermelon to split it into pieces.
Daisuke Sasaki entered the ring after the match but it was just to compliment Kuroshio’s hair and also eat some watermelon. Hisaya Imabayashi didn’t believe him and said he really wanted to be the next Extreme Title challenger. He booked a title match between Kuroshio and Sasaki for 25th August. Kuroshio then asked for a KO-D Tag Team Titles match on the 1st September Osaka show. He wanted either Takeshita or Sanshiro Takagi to be his partner but they both have title defences on that show. Kuroshio then said his partner will be… his older brother Kazutoshi? Imabayashi didn’t know who he was talking about until Kuroshio said he meant Kazusada Higuchi. He got his “brother’s” name wrong. Higuchi accepted the offer and promised to win the tag titles with his “true brother”. A drunk Sasaki fell asleep in the corner while this was going on.
Catastrophe struck at the start of the show when Danshoku Dieno, Yuki Ueno, MAO and Mizuki Watase all collided head first into each other during a respectful handshake. When it was time for their tag match nobody knew what condition the four of them would be in. Dieno came out thinking he was Watase and Ueno thought he was MAO. Then MAO & Watase both came out thinking they were Dieno! They wrestled the match using each other’s moves until Dieno and Ueno had their tights pulled down revealing Danshoku tights underneath. Everybody was now Danshoku Dieno! They all chased after Keigo Nakamura, causing the match to be stopped.
The tag match before that also ended without a winner. Here the two teams agreed to take a drink after every kickout and rope break. Obviously it was another excuse for Sasaki and Masahiro Takanashi to get drunk again. Tetsuya Endo and Asuka got to join in. Even Daisuke Kiso was convinced to take some shots. Yukinori Matsui argued with Kiso for drinking at work but Kiso gave him a Lariat. Everyone laughed but the bell rang and the match was ruled a No Contest. No one cared because they still got to drink.
There was a whole lot of dancing in the Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match. A. YAZAWA did his thing until he was choked out by his own suspenders. Yuni gave Kazuki Hirata an Old School rope walk then danced with Toru Owashi. It wasn’t just rock music, Yukio Sakaguchi wound up dancing to “Swan Lake”! Kazuki Hirata joined in when the music turned to something more danceable for him but Sakaguchi Penalty Kicked him for the win.
Since this was the last day of Beer Garden you can’t be mad that most of the wrestlers were more interested in eating and drinking instead of wrestling. That is what Yukio Naya and Mad Paulie got up to in the opening match. When it was time for them to get involved in the ring they were able to clear house handily. Nobuhiro Shimatani got himself tagged in assuring his partners to leave the match to him. Shunma Katsumata and Hiroshi Yamato took each other out which left no one around to stop Makoto Oishi’s European Clutch on Shimatani.
The show ended with each of the wrestlers raising a toast and shouting “Kanpai” at the fans. Hirata then got a party going by starting the Hirata GO! dance and getting others to join in. Sakaguchi was ready to take part when Saki Akai suddenly knocked him out with a can of beer! Akai pinned him to become the new Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion. Hirata then pinned Akai with the Miracle One Shot Cradle to win the belt. Sakaguchi got back up and choked out Hirata with the Sleeper Hold to get the title back.
Ueno then offered Sakaguchi a beer but he drank it back so deep that he fell to the mat with the can still on top of his face. Matsui counted to three and declared the Can Of Beer as the new champion! Ueno drank what was left in the can and Matsui then declared him the champion! Sakaguchi chased Ueno out of the ring while HARASHIMA and Takagi said their final words. Takagi said Beer Garden will live forever even though he missed it due to injury.