Despite everything going on in the world, DDT is back with one of their biggest shows of the year! DDT Ultimate Party 2020 takes place this November 3rd. Being held this year in Tokyo, the card as big as ever with some of the biggest names on the DDT roster. There are also some high-caliber title matches throughout the night which are sure to be exciting.
Here is a look at all of the matches on the card that have been announced!
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Under Match: Keigo Nakamura vs Hideki Okatani
Two of the least experienced members of the DDT roster, Nakamura and Okatani have been improving every time they step in the ring. With the ability to show more of their different move-sets and personalities, this is one of the best ways to start the show and get the crowds ready.
Both wrestlers have very different style’s in the ring. Nakamura is a lot smaller. Fans also see him going a lot more high-risk with moonsaults and magnificent dropkicks. On the other hand, Okatani may be small in stature, but has a lot of power. Also, as part of Akiyama-Gun, he has had a lot of experience with veterans in the business which would have benefited him a lot.
It probably will not be a long match. But you can bet that there is going to be a lot of passion and fire from the future stars of DDT.
Under Match: Hiroshi Yamato & Hoshitango vs Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
The second match of the undercard is also going to be a great way to start the Ultimate Party show. There is nothing a crowd loves more than a traditional 2v2 tag team match.
On one side, you have the veteran team of Hiroshi Yamato and Hoshitango who combine speed, strength and charisma. We have also seen a more unpredictable side of him teaming with Daisuke Sasaki against his former Damnation teammates. On the other side, there is the fast and athletic Mizuki Watase teaming with the giant that is Yukio Naya.
From the onset, it looks as if Yamato and Hoshitango have the advantage with their experience. However, Watase and Naya have a lot of experience and have been picking up wins. It will not be wise for the veterans to take this team too lightly as it might cost them in the long run.
4-Way 6-Man Tag Match
Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai vs Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata vs Mad Paulie, El Lindaman & Nobuhiro Shimatani vs Super Sasadango Machine, Makoto Oishi & Antonio Honda
Looking at what seems like an endless list of names, you can expect a massively chaotic 4-way 6-man tag match. With all of the DDT factions represented, fans will be able to see a range of different styles from their favorite wrestlers.
There are the strength and submission skills from the Eruption trio, the rule-breaking DamnHearts team, the diverse and sometimes crazy Disaster Box group, and then a very random team of Super Sasadango Machine, Oishi, and Honda. DDT have thrown everything and the kitchen sink into this match! There are also the added stakes of having the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team champs in the match. If someone manages to pin a member of Eruption, then they automatically have a right to challenge for those belts.
Whatever happens, this match will be a lot of fun. At times, it might be hard to keep your eyes on all of the action. However, there will not be a single moment without action
MAO vs Shunma Katsumata
After MAO sustained an injury a few months, we have seen him during DDT shows a referee and guest commentator. However, it was exciting when it was announced that ade that he was going to be having his return match at Ultimate Party.
Going against All Out’s Shunma, it is going to be a stand-out match. Both wrestlers are very similar in the sense that they are huge fans of high-risk action and often heads to the top rope to do something crazy. They also have very similar experience levels debuting within a year of each other. So, there is not any one person with a real advantage going into the match. MAO will be out to kick his comeback off with a bang, and Shunma will want to ruin that by beating him.
There may be no title implications for this match. However, a win could be taken into consideration for future opportunities in the future.
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Danshoku Dieno Vs Akito
When this match was first set during a DDT show, it was interesting. The story leading up to this match is that Akito wants to see something more out of Dieno, he cannot see the person he looked up to. It is meant to be a proving match for Dieno to prove that he is more than just his gimmick.
However, this match will not happen without Dieno being Dieno. It just seems inevitable that there will be some of those antics. Of course, Akito is such a talented wrestler with such a strong submission game and the ability to make his wrestling look effortless. Combined, they might be able to balance each other out.
It is impossible to promise that this will be a wrestling masterpiece or something straight out of Dieno’s playbook. What can be certain is that it will be entertaining.
DDT Extreme Title – Weapon Rumble
Shinya Aoki (c) vs Sanshiro Takagi
Like the name of the championship says, you never know what to expect when it comes to title matches for the DDT Extreme Title. The last title defense from champion Shinya Aoki was against Antonio Honda. Both men started with 5 points and whoever lost all their points first (via pinfall, knockout, rope escape, or if they laughed at their opponent’s joke) was the loser of the match.
However, when Aoki challenged Sanshiro Takagi after this match, fans know that it will not be full of fun and games but a fight with weapons.
Aoki is an extremely proficient striker and, despite his smaller stature, can himself out of tricky situations regardless of who his opponent is. It is going to be useful against Takagi. With his size and strength, Takagi is a veteran in the business. It is going to be speed v strength in this as both men hope to keep the match at their pace to keep the advantage.
DDT UNIVERSAL Title
Chris Brookes (c) vs Yuki Ueno
After defeating Naomi Yoshimura during DDT TV Show #9, Chris Brookes set out the challenge to his tag team partner and the other half of the DDT Tag Champions Yuki Ueno.
In terms of style, these two are different in so many ways. Brookes has a more British style of wrestling which focuses a lot on targeting body parts and submissions. Whereas, Ueno is classed as one of the best highflier’s in DDT with what seems like no fear. Of course, on the surface, Brookes seems to have the advantage. Not only is it the champion’s advantage, but there is a distinct size advantage between the two. However, this has never stopped Ueno in the past.
With no real animosity and tension between the two, this is just going to be a very good wrestling match between two men who love what they do. That does not mean that either man will not put their souls into it because there is a lot at stake. Chris could lose his title. However, if Ueno loses, Chris stakes a claim to challenge for the tag titles. It will be fast, exciting and full of action.
HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji vs CIMA & Soma Takao
This special tag match not only features members of DamnHearts and Disaster Box but also featuring wrestling legends.
On one side, we have the team of Strong Hearts’ CIMA and Damnation’s Soma Takao. CIMA is known across the world and is always so exciting to watch with his hybrid style combining high-flying and a ground-based offense. Takao is also talented but is also very smart when it comes to wrestling knowing the best way to win in the quickest time. It is this combination that makes them such an exciting team to watch.
Then there is HARASHIMA and Naomichi Marufuji. HARASHIMA is one of the most successful wrestlers in DDT having held multiple titles and having big matches throughout his career. In terms of Marufuji, he is one of the best wrestlers in the industry and is known by fans from across the world. Fans have seen them tagging before. It is magic with two athletically gifted men working together.
Both teams are new in the grand scheme of things and have not been teaming for long. However, as singles competitors, they are extremely able. It will be exciting to see who gets the early advantage and how they do it. We all know that Damnation is not afraid to break the rules, so Disaster Box might have to use some of their tricks.
Both teams have something to prove. Not only is it a battle for faction supremacy, but also their pride because they each want to prove that they are the best athletes. It might also be an opportunity to get a future shot at the DDT tag titles.
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Jun Akiyama vs Konosuke Takeshita
The rivalry between Akiyama-Gun’s Jun Akiyama and All Out’s Konosuke Takeshita has been one that has been bubbling for a few months. The two have been part of several multi-man tag matches with their faction mates. The tension between the two is undeniable.
Even though there is a distinct 20-year difference in experience, in terms of style, both are quite similar. Both are big and strong men who rely a lot on their power game against their opponents. They are also very determined outing everything on the line to try and get the win.
It seems like, out of the two, Takeshita feels like he has more to prove by beating a veteran. It might be enough to give him the advantage. However, Jun will not be taking this lightly. It is a battle to prove he is still a top-rated wrestler.
Although this match has no titles on the line, the men are fighting for pride. Sometimes, nothing is more motivating than that.
KO-D Openweight Title
Tetsuya Endo (c) vs Daisuke Sasaki
When Endo announced that he wanted Sasaki to challenge for his KO-D Openweight title, many believed that it would just be an inter-faction match between two fantastic wrestlers. Yet, when Tetsuya Endo turned on Daisuke Sasaki at the start of October, this was far from the truth. It was impossible not to feel emotional when DDT fans witnessed the implosion of Damnation as Sasaki was kicked out of his faction.
The last time the two met on opposite sides of the ring was last year when Endo beat Sasaki for the same belt in New York City. However, now it is personal.
Despite the sadness from DDT fans, they are sure to expect a stand-out match between the two. Both Endo and Sasaki are diverse and talented wrestlers combining strength with crazy athleticism. On top of that, Endo is so strong and Sasaki is as unpredictable as they come. This is going to make the match even more exciting. It will have fans on the edge of their seats and possibly conflicted with their choice of winner.
However, the stakes are even higher after some comments made by Sasaki. He claimed: If I lose (at Ultimate Party 2020), I retire from DDT. Unfortunately, with only Hiroshi Yamato by his side, compared to the whole of Damnation for Endo, the odds seemed stacked against Sasaki. However, this has never stopped him before. He is going to put everything on the line to get payback for what Endo did