DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!” Results

December 1, 2017

DDT “LET’S DARE SAY THAT IT IS SHINKIBA!”, 01/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
235 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Danshoku P Thanksgiving Year End!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Danshoku Dino, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda when Oishi pinned Honda after the Triple Miracle Ecstasy (6:51).
2. Koda Umeda & Yuki Ueno defeated Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki when Umeda pinned Iwasaki with the Umeda Driver (10:28).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Crash Rabbit Heat (9:55).
*V1 for Miyu Yamashita.
4. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Okuda defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura when Okuda submitted Shimomura with the Manjigatame (10:32).
5. Adios Diego Uno! Special Single Match: Dick Togo defeated Diego with the Diving Senton (16:01).
6. HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & TAKA Michinoku defeated Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie when Michinoku submitted Sasaki with the Just Facelock (15:27).
7. ALL OUT Vs Shuten-dōji!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito defeated KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi when Akito pinned Takanashi with the Hanamasa (13:05).

There are only a few more shows left for the entire ALL OUT unit to be together. Their goal is to keep the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles until Diego leaves Japan. Their defence against Shuten-dōji in Hakata next week is their last threat to their plan.

Daisuke Sasaki wanted TAKA Michinoku’s attention so he got it. Michinoku countered Sasaki’s Hurricanrana into the Just Facelock to make him tap out. Afterwards Sasaki called to him saying he is the one he wants. Sasaki wants to give TAKA an Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title match. TAKA accepted but since he just beat Sasaki that should mean he picks the date and the place. It will take place at the K-DOJO Shin-Kiba 1st RING show on 17th December. Sasaki gladly agreed. Hisaya Imabayashi tried to point out that Ken Ohka is supposed to get the next title shot on 20th December but nobody cared. TAKA said his match was made first and he won’t hear otherwise. In the backstage interview Sasaki said how much he respects TAKA and talked about the previous times they wrestled together from the Italian Four Horsemen to the Best Of The Super Juniors. Sasaki hopes beating TAKA Michinoku will send him on track towards the WWE. Reaching America is the final life goal for Daisuke Sasaki.

Diego was so happy to have a match with Dick Togo today and called it the most important match in his pro wrestling life. He thanked Togo because his life has changed so much since they first met each other five years ago. Togo said back then Diego was a wrestling otaku but today he has become a fine wrestler. Togo wants Diego to take all that he has learned in Japan and teach it to his friends and juniors in Chile. Diego can changes their lives just as Togo changed his.

Keisuke Okuda got into a fight with both Shigehiro Irie and Kazusada Higuchi after their match.

Kazuki Hirata had Sanshiro Takagi and Toru Owashi as his cornermen for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match. However Takagi & Owashi wanted Miyu Yamashita to win so they helped her out at certain times like pushing the rope towards her when she was put in a submission hold. Yamashita herself started to gain control of the match and had Hirata in position to take the Crash Rabbit Heat. Knowing he was about to be defeated, Hirata called for Nobuhiro Shimatani to come down and hand him something. It was a letter Hirata had written and he wanted to read it before he lost. In the letter Hirata confessed that he is dying. He wanted to tell Yamashita something before he passes. He remembered helping to set up the first ever Toyko Joshi Pro show. At the time he didn’t see what the big deal was about the project and was in a rotten mood having to spend his day working at the event. That all changed when he saw Miyu Yamashita’s debut match where she danced during her entrance. Hirata had one request and that is to dance with Yamashita to her “Genghis Khan” theme tune. Yamashita agreed and they danced together. Hirata afterwards asked for a handshake but it was a trick and he struck Yamashita. She got so mad she kicked the hell out of Hirata and then pinned him with the Crash Rabbit Heat to defend the Iron Man Title. After the match Takagi gave Yamashita the Stunner but she kicked out. Owashi gave her La Magistral Cradle but she kicked out again. Takagi challenged Yamashita to defend the title on 24th December. The Tokyo Joshi GM Tetsuya Koda came out and told Takagi that Yamashita should be preparing for her Korakuen Hall main event match on 4th January. She cannot risk getting injured by wrestling men. Takagi pointed out that she can still wrestle other women so he will contact his relative Francoise☆Takagi, Owashi’s relative Margaret☆Owashi and Hirata’s relative Kazuko Hirata to come over. Tokyo Joshi will soon compete against T2Joshi! Yamashita accepted the challenge.

Kouki Iwasaki showed shades of envy towards Yuki Ueno when Ueno was introduced as a Differ Cup winner. He attacked Ueno and threw a table at him away from ringside. Ueno fought back and set Iwasaki up to be pinned by Kota Umeda. He hit a Missile Dropkick then Umeda did the Umeda Driver.

Danshoku Dino, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda formed the HωA (Homo Wrestling Idol) to take on the NωA. They wore modified NωA shirts and also sang “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU” which made all of NωA mad. NωA got their revenge by forcing Dino to do the Danshoku Nightmare VR to Owashi. They then gave Honda the Triple Miracle Ecstasy to win the match.

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“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017” Results

November 29, 2017

“DIFFER CUP MEMORIAL 2017”, 28/11/2017
Differ Ariake
712 Fans

1. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno defeated Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata when Takeshita submitted Hirata with a Texas Cloverleaf (9:37).
2. Differ Cup 2017 – Round 1: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano defeated Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Sean Guinness when Nakajima pinned Takaiwa with the Vertical Spike (12:35).
3. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki defeated Ryuichi Kawakami, Masa Kitamiya & KAZMA SAKAMOTO when Shiozaki pinned SAKAMOTO with the Short Range Lariat (15:06).
4. Pro Wrestling NOAH Special Tag Match: Kenou & Hajime Ohara defeated Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada when Kenou pinned Kotoge with a Diving Foot Stomp (13:33).
5. Impact X Division Title: Taiji Ishimori (c) defeated Mike Bailey with the 450 Splash (9:20).
*V2 for Taiji Ishimori.
6. Differ Cup Memorial Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ryota Hama, Minoru Tanaka & Ikuto Hidaka defeated Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo when Hama pinned Kozo with the Okido Press (14:52).
7. Differ Cup 2017 – Final: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno defeated Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hitoshi Kumano when Takeshita pinned Kumano with the German Suplex (16:48).

The power of friendship spurred DDT’s team to go all the way and win the 2017 Differ Cup! Pro wrestling’s farewell to Differ Ariake was represented by the return of the inter-promotional Differ Cup tag team tournament. Konosuke Takeshita said he wants to use this victory to push him towards making DDT the best and strongest wrestling company in Japan. He also took satisfaction from beating Katsuhiko Nakajima’s team in the final, gaining a little revenge from Nakajima beating him four years ago at “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2013”. Takeshita’s tag partner Yuki Ueno was thrilled to win his first tournament and wants to evolve even more as a wrestler. He said Nakajima’s kicks were so painful that he thought he was going to die.

Naomichi Marufuji, HARASHIMA & Kappa Kozo were accompanied by Kozo’s middle aged father. He wore a YOSSHA shirt so the fans chanted “Masao” at him, thinking it was Masao Inoue in a kappa costume. The father got involved to protect Kozo from Ryota Hama but he ended up getting squashed by Hama too.

Mike Bailey failed to win the Impact X Division Title from Taiji Ishimori. He missed the Ultima Weapon and Ishimori capitalised with the 450 Splash to win.

Danshoku Dino convinced Go Shiozaki & Mitomi Masayuki to go along with him and together become The Three Danshoku Brothers for the night.


Speedball And Endo Cut Google Translate Promos, Differ Cup Teams Speak (Without Google Translate)

November 16, 2017

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
Differ Ariake

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.


DDT “TOYKO RAMEN SHOW 2017” Results

October 26, 2017

DDT “TOYKO RAMEN SHOW 2017”, 26/10/2017
Tokyo Komazawa Olympic Park
??? Fans

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima defeated Nodoka-oneesan & Azusa Takigawa when Nakajima pinned Nodoka after the Malmö Comians (8:46).
2. DDT Pro Wrestling Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi defeated Danshoku Dino & Yumehito Imanari when Ohka pinned Imanari with the Fire Spear (10:29).

This year’s edition of pro wrestling at the Tokyo Ramen Show featured a DDT Vs Ganbare☆Wrestling match. Ken Ohka wanted to advertise noodles but Danshoku Dino wanted oysters instead. Gota Ihashi and Yumehito Imanari got into the argument but ended up swapping teams. Ihashi now wanted to team with Ohka to fight for noodles and Imanari joined Dino’s side because he agreed that oysters are better. Ihashi threw Yuki Ueno at Dino to distract him but Imanari dove off the stage onto the other team. Dino climbed a ladder on the stage but was stopped by Ohka. He grabbed Dino by the trunks, shouted “the Danshoku Noodle Miso Ramen Shop opens!” and pulled down the trunks to expose Dino’s backside to the audience. Hisaya Imabayashi ran in to stop everything but he was sent face first into Dino’s Hell Gate and he fainted. Imanari also got a face full of the Hell Gate and was pinned by Ohka’s Fire Spear. Ohka celebrated today’s victory for noodles and came up with an idea to cheer up Dino. He got Ueno to fetch a bowl of ramen with oyster in it for Dino to taste. Dino loved it. Ohka cried tears of joy over the power of ramen noodles.


DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~AUTUMN~” Results

October 15, 2017

DDT “YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT 2017 ~AUTUMN~”, 14/10/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall
249 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii defeated Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata when Higuchi pinned Hirata with the Doctor Bomb (8:46).
2. Mad Paulie defeated Kouki Iwasaki with the Paulie Buster (8:55).
3. Rocky Yokohama No. 1 Decision Battle: Rocky Kawamura defeated Antonio Honda with the Balboa Blow (8:36).
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase when Takanashi pinned Watase with a Modified Delfin Clutch (9:07).
5. ALL OUT Vs NωA: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego defeated Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Takeshita pinned Oishi with an Inverted Hurricanrana (10:19).
6. P Playful Series: Danshoku Dino defeated Yuki Ueno with the Strangle Hold P (13:25).
7. Total Assets Of Ken Ohka! Hama’s Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka when Sasaki submitted Ohka with the Cross Facelock (16:14).
*DAMNATION acquires all of Ken Ohka’s money (690,619 Yen).

Once again Daisuke Sasaki has beaten Ken Ohka and taken all of his money. A grand total of 690,619 yen was on the line for the main event tag match. Even though Ohka had HARASHIMA on his side, Sasaki had Tetsuya Endo ready to keep him busy. Ohka’s chance to hit the Fire Spear was countered into the Cross Facelock and there was no escape for him. Sasaki took the envelope full of cash after the match. He now had so much money he felt like it could drive him crazy. He loves this feeling so much that he won’t quit wrestling after all. He wants to win more gold and money so he can get an even bigger buzz. He gave Mad Paulie 10,000 yen and Endo 30,000 yen to go spend at a love bar. Sasaki then asked Ohka how old his newborn kid is. Ohka said 9 months old. Sasaki gave Ohka 1,000 yen so he can go get the kid some milk. When DAMNATION left the ring Sasaki also handed Nobuhiro Shimatani 10,000 yen while he was carrying their stuff out of the room. Ohka swore revenge and said this isn’t the end. He is now a father with a young family. Ohka will show Sasaki eventually how strong he is because of his fatherhood.

Danshoku Dino developed a new submission move called the Strangle Hold P. Those who know about the different Strangle Hold submissions Kensuke Sasaki used to do will have an idea what it looks like. But since this is Dino doing the move it also involved the victim, Yuki Ueno in this instance, getting Dino’s crotch pressed against his face in the process. After the match Dino told Ueno he had to give him his pants for losing the match. Ueno refused and he told Dino how much he hated being put in that move. Dino decided not to take his pants because Ueno was honest with his feelings in the ring. It turns out that was the lesson Dino wanted to teach him today and his plan worked. Dino then noticed Konosuke Takeshita was watching him from a distance. Dino told him this is his way of life. DDT is his way of life. Takeshita will have to show him his way of life soon when they clash for the KO-D Openweight Title.

Takeshita countered Makoto Oishi’s Miracle Ecstacy into a Hurricanrana for the win. Akito wanted to know why was the vacant KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles not put up for grabs today? ALL OUT just beat NωA and they were the previous champions before Shuten-dōji. Why does ALL OUT have to fight DAMNATION for the belts? Takeshita told Akito not to worry. He will be in perfect condition for the vacant title match on 2nd November. But first, he has to compete in the Kanto Student Bodybuilding Championships taking place tomorrow.

Both KUDO and Kota Umeda were at ringside to support the rest of Shuten-dōji in their match. Masahiro Takanashi wanted to hold a toast to celebrate Shuten-dōji’s full reunion for the first time in ages but KUDO isn’t allowed to drink alcohol while he is recovering, Yukio Sakaguchi is driving later and Umeda will not drink until after his return match. Takanashi told the fans he will be drinking alone tonight.


DNA “DNA 37” Results

October 12, 2017

DNA “DNA 37”, 12/10/2017
Kitasenju Theatre 1010
123 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Diego defeated Masato Kamino with the VHS (7:48).
2. Rekka defeated Dai Suzuki by TKO after a Referee Stoppage (3:17).
3. MAO & Daiki Shimomura defeated Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ino when MAO pinned Ino with the 450 Cannonball (10:33).
4. Keisuke Okuda & Akira Jo defeated Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Okuda pinned Shimatani with a Face Kick (13:39).
5. Koju Takeda defeated Yuki Ueno with a German Suplex (10:52).
6. Kengo defeated Kouki Iwasaki with La Magistral Cradle (10:24).

Even though he was pulled from the show with a hand injury, Naomi Yoshimura still made his presence felt in the main event. He attacked Kouki Iwasaki with a chair outside the ring then when the referee was distracted from trying to get rid of him, Kengo kicked Iwasaki low. When the referee turned back to them, Kengo pinned Iwasaki with La Magistral Cradle. Yoshimura climbed into the ring after the match and was met by Yuki Ueno, MAO, Diego and Rekka. Yoshimura & Kengo fought both of them off and either threw them out of the ring or attacked them with the chair. Yoshimura gave an insincere apology about missing the match because of his injury. He and Kengo then called for anyone else in DNA to stand up to them. This led to the appearance of Kota Umeda! He cleared the ring with Dropkicks and sent Yoshimura & Kengo fleeing. Umeda said Yoshimura debuted in DNA during his absence so he can’t go around bragging about being DNA’s best. Yoshimura tried to brush Umeda off by saying he was injured but Umeda pointed out that Yoshimura is injured too. Umeda announced he is cleared to return to the ring and his first match since September 2016 will take place next month!

Last month they were teaming together but today Yuki Ueno and Koju Takeda were opponents. Ueno lost but he wants to continue wrestling with Takeda either as a team or as opponents. Takeda has a similar opinion and he wonders if there is something meaningful happening in their matches.

Keisuke Okuda showed a lot of disrespect to Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani in their match, furthering the grudge between the two sides. Shimatani kicked out of Okuda’s STO thanks to Watase breaking up the pin. Akira Jo got rid of Watase with a German Suplex. Okuda gave Shimatani another STO then kicked him in the head repeatedly until he stopped trying to get up. Only after that did Okuda pin him. Okuda continued to call the DNA wrestlers “elementary school students” then insulted the fans for paying money to see these students wrestle. Backstage Okuda complained about how uninteresting DNA is unlike IGF which is an amazing place! In Shimatani’s interview he said Okuda can break his arms and his legs but he will never break his heart. Watase apologised to the fans for suffering a “perfect defeat” today. He wants one more shot against Okuda to make it up for them and for all of DNA.

Dai Suzuki collapsed in pain after Rekka hit him with a Back Elbow and a Lariat in the corner. Suzuki somehow hurt his left knee during the moment and the injury was serious enough to stop the match.


DDT “THIS FLOWER BLOOMS NOW WITH AUTUMN 2017” Results

September 10, 2017

DDT “THIS FLOWER BLOOMS NOW WITH AUTUMN 2017”, 10/09/2017
Osaka City Konohana Community Center
430 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. TAHide Vs YuniωA!: Toru Owashi, Saki Akai & Kazuki Hirata defeated Makoto Oishi, MAO & Yuni when Hirata pinned Yuni with the Miracle One Shot Cradle (7:53).
2. 3 Way Match: Mike Bailey defeated Mad Paulie and Shunma Katsumata when Bailey pinned Katsumata with the Ultima Weapon (8:35).
3. Today’s Yoshimura Vs Miracle Ass!: Naomi Yoshimura defeated Royce Isaacs with the Throwaway Power Bomb (8:07).
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Akito & Diego when Endo pinned Diego with the Swirling Torture Rack Bomb (9:42).
5. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Shigehiro Irie, Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki when KUDO pinned Iwasaki with the Diving Double Knee Drop (14:05).
6. Tomorrow Is Good! Osaka Specialty Special Tag Match ~ Kicking Prohibited Rule: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao defeated Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii when HARASHIMA pinned Dino after a Danshoku Driver Switch (9:06).
7. Osaka City Blooming Flower High School Classmate Showdown Chapter 2!: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yuki Ueno with the Wall Of Takeshita (21:40).

The two Osaka locals who have been friends since high school had their rematch, this time with members from their school in attendance. Konosuke Takeshita again beat Yuki Ueno, overwhelming him with Brainbusters, Lariats, Big Boots and Knee Strikes. Ueno finally crumbled when he gave up to the Walls Of Takeshita crab hold. Afterwards Takeshita told a story about how Ueno admired him so much that he became a pro wrestler. Takeshita thinks one day he will be surpassed by Ueno. But pro wrestling is not a simple wall you can climb over. It was never going to take only two matches for Ueno to catch up to Takeshita. His advice to Ueno is to not chase after him forever but to catch up with him and train everyday. He should first climb to the top of DNA before trying to be the best in DDT. Everyone in DNA is trying their hardest to succeed and that means they are hungry. That is why Takeshita is staying on top of the wall, to wait for those below to climb up to him. Ueno promised that he will be the best in DNA and he will one day beat Takeshita!

Producer Danshoku Dino wanted today’s tag match against HARASHIMA to be a Falls Count Anywhere New York Rules match. However Hisaya Imabayashi convinced him the venue was too cramped to do such a match. So Dino decided that all kinds of kicks in the match would be banned. He positioned two buckets of water by the entrance. Whoever broke the No Kicking rule would spend one full minute standing in one of the buckets as punishment. If your tag partner also breaks the rule while you are standing in the bucket then another minute is added to the punishment time. Both HARASHIMA & Soma Takao kept doing kicks by instinct but eventually got their acts together. Dino’s plan backfired when Keisuke Ishii was penalised for doing a Knee Strike, leaving Dino to fight alone. HARASHIMA was about to do the Somato but stopped himself because it was illegal. Dino recovered and tried to do the Danshoku Driver but HARASHIMA countered it into a Jackknife Pin for the victory. HARASHIMA said there was a lot of confusion in the rules but the match helped him prepare for the Factory Pro Wrestling match.

The last time Naomi Yoshimura and Royce Isaacs fought each other it was part of a tag match back in April. Yoshimura pinned Isaacs then and he did the same today. He bragged that he was only in half shape the first time and this time in full shape he crushed Isaacs. He enjoys beating up the DNA and foreign wrestlers.

Kazuki Hirata cradled Yuni into a pin during a “Tokyo GO!” dance session. It was such a big accomplishment for Hirata that the Pride FC Victory song played while he celebrated. Yuni responded by giving him a Hurricanrana. Everyone else who was in the match then slapped the ring canvas three times. Hirata swore revenge on Yuni for embarrassing him. Yuni then told him the battle between them has just begun!