DDT today announed the card for it’s annual Camp Place Pro Wrestling event, a special event held in an outdoor campsite in Japan. This year it’s on 9/4 in Yamanasi (sp?) Prefecture, this year’s match will be a 4-way tag match of Kota Ibushi & KUDO vs. Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa vs. Hikaru Sato & Michael Nakazawa vs. Isami Kodaka & Ken Ohka. The event is weather permitting-if it rains it will still be held but if the forecast calls for a typhoon (hurricane) or osmething causes national roads to be closed then the event will be cancelled.
DDT also announced Hiromu Takahashi (New Japan) participation in the next Monthly Young Communication event on 9/1 at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. He’ll team with Kazuki Hirata to face Ryuichi Sekine & Hiro Tumaki. The rest of the 9/1 card:
Keisuke Ishii vs. Akito
Kotaro Nasu vs. Hiroshi Hukuda
Hiro Tonai vs. Rion Mizuki
Taishi Takizawa & Toru Sugiura vs. Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie
(On a side note, DDT recently did a long-overdue update of their roster/profile pages so I now know the names of some of the wrestlers I didn’t before, especially the Union Pro newcomers. Thus event results should be more accurate going forward)
DDT ran another of their occasional Osaka events today, results from Osaka Minami Move On Arena:
They claimed 355 paid (a Full House).
Makoto Oishi beat Michael Nakazawa in 7:36.
Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma beat Hikaru Sato & Kazuki Hirata in 9:04. Irie pinned Hirata after a vertical drop backflip.
Antonio Honda & ? beat MIYAWAKI, Kabuki Kid, The Great Kaiser, ? & ? in 8:53. Honda pinned ?.
MIKAMI beat Yasu Urano in 13:03.
HARASHIMA beat Kuishinbo Kamen (Osaka Pro) in 8:19.
Kota Ibushi, Danshoku Dieno & Keisuke Ishii beat KUDO, Masa Takanashi & Daisuke Sasaki in 17:13. Ishii pinned Takanashi.
Next event is the monthly Korakuen event next Sunday.
DDT wrapped up their annual Beer Gardens Pro Wrestling Week today with the main event, results from Shin-Kiba 1st Ring:
They claimed 660 paid (a Full House).
Sexy Eddy, Ryan Genesis & Michael Nakazawa beat Antonio Honda, Makoto Oishi & Kazuki Hirata in 10:27. Eddy pinned Hirata.
Tanomusaku Toba & Takao Soma beat Hikaru Sato & Shigehiro Irie in 11:39. Soma pinned Irie after a diving guillotine drop.
Yasu Urano & Hoshitango beat HARASHIMA & HERO! in 13:03 (HERO! DQ’d). Darkness HERO! interference.
Daisuke Sasaki beat Poison Sawada JULIE in 10:30 by submission.
MIKAMI beat DJ Leek in 23 seconds. Which led to…
MIKAMI beat DJ Leek in 9:23.
In a match where the teams were determined by fan drawing, Danshoku Dieno, KUDO & Kota Ibushi beat Masa Takanashi, Kenny Omega & Keisuke Ishii in 17:45. KUDO pinned Takanashi after a double knee drop.
Today’s DDT Beer Gardens event was Kenny Omega & Michael Nakazawa Day, results from Shin-Kiba 1st Ring:
They claimed 650 paid (a Full House).
The first 4 matches were some kind of mini-tournament involving Kenny Omega.
Kenny Omega beat ? (a wrestler from Nisiguti Pro) in 1:28.
Kenny Omega beat ? in 5:12.
Kenny Omega beat Miyako Matsumoto in 2:54.
Kenny Omega beat Yukihiro Abe in 5:33.
? & ? (I believe they were 2 fighters from the MMA promotion DEEP) beat Hikaru Sato & Michael Nakazawa in 16:11. ? beat Nakazawa with a DEEP choke sleeper.
No Looking Monkey beat No Hearing Monkey & No Speaking Monkey in a 3-way monkey match in 10:05 by pinning No Hearing. (Remember the old “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil?”)
In a Falls Count Anywhere match, Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Michael Nakazawa beat Sexy Eddy, Sexy X & Sexy XXX in 18:29. Omega pinned XXX after Croyt’s Wrath.
Today was “Ladies’ Night” in the DDT Beer Gardens Pro Wrestling Week as it was “BOYZ Day” with several of the mainstays from the former DDT spinoff aimed towards female fans by featuring cards loaded with attractive male wrestlers. Results from Shin-Kiba 1st Ring:
They claimed 413 paid (overflow).
Keisuke Ishii beat Rion Mizuki in 6:44.
Madoka beat Masa Takanashi in 15:24.
Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi beat Daisuke Sasaki & Yuki Sato and Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga in a 3-way in 13:01 when Oishi pinned Sasaki.
KUDO & Takao Soma vs. HARASHIMA & Kenny Omega went to a 20 minute time limit draw.
In other news…look out web-DDT has hit YouTube! OK, they created the channel in January but just added a link to it’s webpage and have uploaded a couple videos. We’ll start with the first match they’ve uploaded, this is Kota Ibushi’s Debut Match from July 1, 2004 where he faced KUDO. Not sure if it’s the full match or not, it runs just under 7 minutes.
To find DDT’s channel on YT, look for the user “ddtofficial”. Most of their previously added content seems to be promos and maybe a presser clip or two.
DDT’s annual Beer Gardens Pro Wrestling series continued over the last couple days, results from yesterday’s Belt Hunter X Hunter Produced show and today’s HARASHIMA & HERO! Produced show, both at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring:
They claimed 605 paid (a Full House).
Masa Taanashi Offer Match aka Sexy Match: Sexy Eddy & ? (Sexy something) beat Masa Takanashi & Emi Sakura in 11:01. Eddy pinned Takanashi. The Sexy team was seconded by a Sexy Mochi, obviously my first guess is that’s probably Ice Ribbon star Mochi Miyagi. As always, confirmation would be appreciated.
Danshoku Dieno Offer Match: In a 1 Count Match, ? beat Danshoku Dieno in 7:03.
Hikaru Sato Offer Match: Hikaru Sato & Micahel Nakazawa vs. Tanomusaku Toba & Kazuki Hirata went to a no contest in 12:36. Apparent ref assault by a woman, at least according to my translation.
Keisuke Ishii Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii & Cherry beat Antonio Honda & Kota Ibushi in 16:01. Ishii pinned Honda.
They claimed 452 paid (overflow).
In a Hard Hit Special Rules Match, HARASHIMA & Tanomusaku Toba beat KUDO & ? in 14:03. HARASHIMA beat KUDO with an ankle hold.
Yasu Urano, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata beat Hero Squadron “[yatsutsuke]” 1, 2 & 3 in 14:04. Honda pinned 1.
Danshoku Dieno beat ? in 7:13.
In a Handicap Match, HARASHIMA & HERO! beat Yasu Urano, Antonio Honda, Seiya Morohashi, Kazuki Hirata & DJ Leek in 14:29. HARASHIMA pinned Hirata after Somato of Friendship.
Tomorrow is BOYZ Day, so expect a one-day revival of the old female-oriented series of events featuring some of the many handsome male wrestlers for a heavily-female crowd. (Yeah, there usually were guys in the crowd, but girls outnumbered them by a good 5 or 6 to 1 margin on average)
DDT kicked off their annual “Beer Garden Pro Wrestling” week of daily events with different themes each event yesterday, results from yesterday’s Union Pro event at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring:
They claimed 410 paid (overflow).
Sanshiro Takagi, Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma beat Yoshiaki Yago, Kengo Mashimo & Madoka in 10:17. Takagi pinned Yago.
Big Seiya vs. A. YAZAWA vs. Bear Fukuda vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi in a 4-way death match of sorts went to what I’m calling a quadruple KO in 11:05. Beer was declared the winner. Haha.
Shuji Ishikawa beat Cherry in 8:21.
Ryan Genesis (?) beat ? in 6:15.
Taichi (New Japan) beat Ken Ohka in 12:56.
DDT Extreme Champion Isami Kodaka beat Sexy Eddy in 15:41 to retain the title. V4 for Kodaka.
Today it’s Belt Hunter X Hunter Day. Tomorrow is HARASHIMA X HERO! Day, Wednesday is BOYZ Day, Thursday is Kenny & Michael Day, Friday is Tsurumi (?) Day, Saturday is the finale.