DDT “UTSUKOMI! PRESENTS GOD BLESS DDT 2017”, 23/11/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
0. Dark Match: Mad Paulie Vs Daiki Shimomura
1. DNA Generation Struggle! ~NOW Leader Vs NEW Leader~: Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno
2. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Diego Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
3. King’s Game The Animation Infomercial Match – 1 Vs 5 Handicap Match: Danshoku Dino Vs Kazuki Hirata, Koji Yoshida, Mizuki Watase, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Saki Akai
4. Do You Fly? Are You Flying? Special Single Match!: Tetsuya Endo Vs Mike Bailey
5. KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles: LiLiCo, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shiro Koshinaka, Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Shigehiro Irie & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title – No DQ Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Soma Takao
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
A press conference was held in DDT HQ to announce the stipulations for the DDT Extreme Title match. Soma Takao showed up but the champion Daisuke Sasaki was absent. Hisaya Imabayashi called Sasaki on the phone to find out where he was. Sasaki admitted he was at his home sleeping and the phonecall just woke him up. He told Imabayashi that any match stipulation is fine, quickly picked a No DQ Match and then hung up. Takao was so angry at Sasaki’s behaviour that he grabbed a chair and threw it at the phone on the table.
There were no interpreters available to translate for Mike Bailey so he used Google Translate on his phone to speak to Tetsuya Endo. Bailey said Endo is a strong wrestler, he is very smart but also very angry. Bailey thinks if he can stay calm then he can beat Endo. He calls Endo one of the best high flyers in DDT. Bailey wants to prove he is the best high flyer. He said all of this into his phone but the Japanese translation was difficult for Endo and Imabayashi to understand. Bailey’s idea took them by so much surprise that they both struggled to keep in their laughter. Endo took out his own phone and spoke into it, translating his message to Bailey in English. He said Bailey is a good wrestler but also one pattern (I think he means one dimensional). Endo thinks it will be an easy match for him.
“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano Vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki Vs Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada Vs Kenou & Hajime Ohara
5. Differ Cup Memorial Special Single Match: Taiji Ishimori Vs Mike Bailey
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo Vs Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Winners Of Match #1 Vs Winners Of Match #2
The four teams all appeared at a press conference held in the SKY PerfecTV Media Center to give their thoughts on the Differ Cup. Konosuke Takeshita & Kota Umeda are the youngest team in the tournament. Takeshita wants to show everyone that DDT is the strongest group. Ueno is thankful to get such a big opportunity going into his second year as a pro wrestler. Jun Kasai said he chose the newly debuted Tomoya Hirata as his partner to give him some experience. Kasai has faith that Hirata is competent enough to rely on even though he just had his first match a few days ago. Hirata hopes to beat Takeshita. On the NOAH team, Hitoshi Kumano said he already has a lot of good memories wrestling in Differ Ariake. He wants to win this tournament as an act of gratitude to the venue. Katsuhiko Nakajima wants himself and Kumano to wrestle together with pride. Tatsuhito Takaiwa mentioned he was a runner up in the first Differ Cup. He wonders what the tournament will be like now that heavyweights are allowed to enter. Sean Guinness says his team with Takaiwa is called Team Highball because they both drink Highballs together after training.
Mike Bailey found out that Taiji Ishimori recently won the X Division Title in Canada. Bailey wants a title shot if he can beat Ishimori at the Differ Cup. Imabayashi will check with NOAH to see if that can be done.