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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by ligerxbomb » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:38 pm

I am pretty unfamiliar with DDT but am going to try to get into. I have seen some matches here and there mostly ones involving Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi. I have been hearing great things about the promotion so I am going to try and dive right in. Can anyone direct me to some "must see matches" or to some of the promotions stand out wrestlers? I am not really a fan of the comedic style or the matches that I have seen take place in parks, rivers, etc. Thanks!

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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by Robareid » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:08 pm

Robareid wrote:HARASHIMA vs. Tetsuya Endo 03/01/15

Akito vs. Makoto Oishi 25/01/15
6 Man Tag Main 25/01/15

Akito vs. Shiori Asahi 15/02/15
Four Way TLC Tag 15/02/15
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Super Sasadango Machine 15/02/15
Happy Motel vs. Strong BJ 15/02/15
HARASHIMA vs. Kota Ibushi 15/02/15

Tetsuya Endo vs. Yuji Okabayashi 21/02/15
Sasaki & Ibushi vs. Happy Motel 21/02/15

Strong BJ vs. Team Dream Futures 29/04/15
Kota Ibushi vs. HARASHIMA 29/04/15

Strong BJ vs. Smile Squash 17/05/15
Akito vs. Shigehiro Irie 17/05/15

HARASHIMA vs. KUDO 31/05/15


After watching that much you'll likely be familiar enough from that point onwards to start selecting out the matches you want to watch yourself. CAGEMATCH is an invaluable resource for getting the cards of shows to decide what you want to pick out.
Not quite up to date, but it'll do for a start.

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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by JamieOD » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:46 pm

Also add the King Of DDT semi-finals and final from 28/6. Sakaguchi Vs Higuchi and Takeshita Vs Sasaki. If you want to get in early on some of the new guys watch the DNA matches featuring either Higuchi and/or Ryota Nakatsu. They're uploaded to DDT's official Youtube page.

On a side note the Money In The Bank angle from the King Of DDT show was great. It's crazy trying to follow all the contract switches over the last few months but the way that was handled by KUDO, Urano and Ohka I felt was terrific. I would love to see an American promotion try to copy it since DDT's version of the gimmick is so much fun.

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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by Alan4L » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:36 am

I forgot to watch that Jamie. I suck! Marking it down for this evening's viewing.

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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by Chismo » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:48 am

Any word on Endo's injury healing? Although I really dig both Happy Motel guys, I think Endo is slightly better than Takeshita.

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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by Joe Lanza » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:23 pm

I thought I was unique & edgy when a year ago or whatever I made my bold statement that Endo was better than Takeshita, but it seems like everybody feels this way. Takeshita has more upside, but I prefer watching Endo.

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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by CheezeWhiz » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:33 pm

I have to know if I'm being an idiot expecting Magnum Tokyo for Ryogoku Peter Pan. Should I not get my hopes up?

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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by Statoke » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:48 pm

I remember watching an opener for the first time and when I heard Tokyo Go midway through a match I was super shocked and excited but it turned out not to be Antonio Honda and not Magnum. It has to happen some day right? Magnum has to appear for DDT one day.
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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by JamieOD » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:53 am

That does sound like the perfect payoff for the gimmick but I don't know if it wiil happen. Part of it because I've no idea what Magnum is up to nowadays.

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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by Alan4L » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:19 pm

I reckon they could get Magu if they wanted him badly enough. I'm sure he'd do whatever for a bit of cash and I trust Sanshiro is resourceful enough to find him in whatever hole he's hiding in.

Irie beat Sakaguchi for the second time in a week today. Strange booking of the #1 Contender heading into the big show. They're having a singles at Korakuen next week (which should be amazing) to either give Sakaguchi his win back in a big way, or insert Irie into the match. I'm normally anti-3way but adding Irie to anything is never a bad move and DDT do elimination style 3-ways which is always the better route than first pinfall. Last year's one was great.

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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by STRIGGA » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:47 pm

Sumo Hall is sold out!

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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by Statoke » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:02 pm

STRIGGA wrote:Sumo Hall is sold out!
And its all due to Shuten-doji exploding
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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by Chismo » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:12 pm

Has the latest DDT Korakuen show hit the webz already?

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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by STRIGGA » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:14 am

Yup. On the new veoh channel.

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Re: DDT - Promotion of the (half) Year 2015

Post by Chismo » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:21 pm

Ah yes, totally forgot about that one. Thanks!

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