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DGPW/DDT Battle Station 4/13/08 DRAMATIC DREAM GATE RETURNS taped 4/6/08 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Perfect

Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga vs. Akira Tozawa & Kikutaro 5:03 of 8:42

Special Singles Match: Gorgeous Matsuno vs. "Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa 18:52 of 19:35

KUDO & Yasu Urano vs. Susumu Yokosuka & Anthony W. Mori 5:37 of 15:22

New York-Style Death Match: Danshoku Dieno (as Mochizuki~) vs. Masaaki Mochizuki (as Dino~) 5:52

Triple Threat Tag Match: Poison Sawada JULIE & Ryo Saito vs. Tanomusaku Toba & Kenichiro Arai vs. MIKAMI & Don Fujii 10:58 of 13:02

Kota Ibushi & HARASHIMA & Antonio Honda vs. Shingo Takagi & BxB Hulk & Cyber Kong 20:37. Super fast paced match with everyone going all out to do a match of the year. Ibushi vs. BxB was everything their singles match on the original DDG show was supposed to be. Just wild athletic stuff that was hard to keep up with, if not believe, going back and forth pulling crazy athletic counters. Takagi was an absolute beast, just charging full speed and hammering people. KO-D champion HARASHIMA couldn't even phase him during their first segment, and it was a good thing Takagi tagged or he might have broken HARASHIMA in two! HARASHIMA kept coming at Takagi though, and began to make a dent later on with his strong kicks. Kong & Honda were obviously nowhere near the others, but Honda's segments were generally good anyways. In particular, he worked a fast and brutal segment with Takagi that was arguably as good as what HARASHIMA was doing with Takagi. In addition to the obvious pairings delivering, they made good use of the numbers. These guys were all over the place, coming at each other from all angles. Hulk started out doing a dropkick to Ibushi, but wound up using Kota's chest to turn it into a moonsault on Honda. The DDT team generally seemed overmatched and Honda was the super whipping boy. He even sustained a bloody nose coming down face first when BxB landed a springboard neal kick that flipped him off Takagi's shoulders. This was one of those matches you didn't want to end. ****

DDT Dramatic Fantasia #187 9/4/08 SUMMER VACATION MEMORIES taped 8/31/08 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
& DDT Dramatic Fantasia #188 9/11/08 SUMMER VACATION MEMORIES taped 8/31/08 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 55min. Q=Perfect

#187

KUDO & Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki vs. Tanomusaku Toba & Seiya Morohashi & Yukihiro Abe & Rion Mizuki

HARASHIMA vs. Kenny Omega

DDT Extreme Title, TLC Match: Sanshiro Takagi vs. MIKAMI

#188

Handicap Match: Poison Sawada JULIE vs. Mitsuya Nagai & Michael Nakazawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga

Toru Owashi Kyousei Handicap Match: Toru Owashi & Koo & Spelling Vampire vs. Danshoku Dieno & Muscle Sakai & Masa Takanashi & Seiya Morohashi & Danshoku Dieno #2 & Danshoku Dieno #3 & Toru Owashi's Mother

KO-D Openweight Title Match: Dick Togo vs. Kota Ibushi 21:49. Perhaps not quite the match they are capable of, but unlike 3/27/11, this did a nice job of showing why Ibushi is one of the most exciting wrestlers in the business. Ibushi hit some great high spots such as his Bermuda Triangle, but his athleticism, explosion, and special ability to transition to another great move after the first one was avoided were really on display here. I liked the spot where Togo tried to whip him into the post, but Ibushi backflipped off the apron, ducked a lariat, and knocked Togo into the post with an enzuigiri. Their chemistry was quite good, and they put together a more cohesive match than on 3/27/11. The fact that it was shorter mainly just eliminated the dead spots. There wasn't any particular focus here either, but they did a much better job of showing Ibushi pushing Togo by utilizing his superior athleticism, and sometimes the simplest, most obvious story is the most effective, even if in a non story sort of manner. It wasn't rocket science, but they worked on a high level and showed the offense that makes them exciting. Togo mainly sold, but took no chances at the end, hitting an avalanche style pedigree and a swinging pedigree before putting Ibushi away with his diving senton. ***1/2

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