1.Akito vs Hirota NR
2.DASH vs Katsumata ***1/2
3.Chihiro vs Ino ***1/4
4.Takeshita vs Satomura ***3/4
5.KO-D Six-man Titles: Team Sendai(c) vs ALL OUT ***3/4
On paper, this is one of the best looking cards of the year despite the obvious simplicity. Some of the top dogs of DDT versus some of the top joshi workers in the world? Anyone thinking I'd miss out on this one doesn't know me very well.
I haven't decided how to color code intergender stuff in the recommendations section by the way.
We got the expected comedy open to start. Not my cup of tea, but funny enough I suppose. The "interference" spot especially. How do you rate something that features an asshole-plex? I'll just give it a NR and move along.
The first "real" contests followed with the first three playing to the strengths of those involved with DASH in a harcore match, Chihiro and Ino in what was basically a hoss battle, and the two promotion's aces facing off in a very good clash. All very well thought out and all enjoyable.
The Takeshita/Satomura match in particular was great and I would absolutely LOVE a rematch with both going all out for the KO-D Openweight strap at somepoint once Konosuke retains what is rightfully his.
The main event was a perfect way to close the show and worked well as a follow up to this match. I hope this isn't the end of the relationship between the two brands as they are putting out great content.
Check out the DASH singles match, the Takeshita/Satomura contest, and the main event.
DDT and Sendai don't get the respect they deserve. Truly, this was one of the most entertaining shows I've seen all year and I hope you make time for it.