DDT: CHRIS BROOKES PRODUCE SHOW 3 | DANGER & PLESURE TOUR’96 | Review | Sunday, 4th April 2021 | 09:00 | Wrestle Butokan
After the success of the first two shows, DDT announced Chris Brookes Produce 3 – Danger and Pleasure Tour ‘96 a while back. The anticipation for the event was at an all-time high and as usual, the show delivered. These shows are more targeted towards an English Speaking audience so that DDT can garner more eyes on their product. For many viewers, it was their first time watching DDT. Per the norm in DDT, the event had a really strong touch of comedy in it so some things might catch you off guard.
MATCH ONE| DDT EXTREME TITLE | NO DQ FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH: CHRIS BROOKES VS MECHA MUMMY
After winning the DDT Extreme Division Championship on March 14 in a Barbed Wire Coffin Deathmatch, Chris Brookes held a press conference just two days after his title win. As per custom, Brookes had to select his first challenger for the title and he named Mecha Mummy as the next wrestler to fight Brookes for his DDT Extreme Championship. Mecha Mummy responded to the challenge in the form of a statement that he sent to the CyberFight Offices: “GrRR… i AcCEPt tHE ChaLLEnGE fROm bROOkes. I wILL TAkE thE eXTreME tITle fRoM HIm AnD TUrN hIM iNto mEChA bRoOKeS!”. This prompted Brookes to up the stakes even further and made it a no DQ, Falls Count Anywhere Match to take place at Chris Brookes Produce Show – 3.
This was the first title defence for Chris Brookes. Surprisingly enough, the match was the opener of the show and it checked all the boxes. The match began with Brookes trying to damage his opponent using a Water Spray. Noticing that the Water Gun wasn’t doing any harm, Brookes reached deep down into his move repertoire and pulled out a flurry of attacks that Mecha Mummy was able to counter. At that moment in time, Brookes realized that maybe defence was his best option. Therefore, Brookes tried to fly away from the venue but Mecha Mummy tried to chase after him. Nonetheless, the valiant hero Chris Brookes returned with Mecha Mummy’s Mega Iron Fist around his hand and performed a picture-perfect Tope Suicida onto the Mummy. The playing ground was now level and both Mecha Mummy and Chris Brookes were getting in considerable offence on the other. After 12 minutes of exchanging weird manoeuvres and tactics, Mecha Mummy and Chris Brookes reached the end of their match as Takanashi appeared and threw beer all over Mecha Mummy. Brookes capitalized on this and Jackknife pinned Mecha Mummy on a children’s inflatable pool for the three count, making this his first successful defence.
MATCH TIME: 12m 14s
WINNER: Chris Brookes Via a Jack knife type shrimp compaction on the children’s pool
POST MATCH: The loss didn’t sit very well with Mecha Mummy which prompted him to attack Brookes after the match but the save was made by Shin Kijin Ken who brawled with each other until the broadcast was interrupted.
SEMI-MAIN EVENT | MATCH TWO | SIX-MAN TAG-TEAM MATCH | NO TOUCH RULE MATCH: MEN’s Teioh, Hagane Shinno & Makoto Oishi [MEN’S CLUB] vs. Yuki Ueno, MAO [The37Kamina] & Keigo Nakamura
This match is a case of The Old Vs. The Young. The veterans in the form of The MEN’S Club were taking on the stars of tomorrow in The37Kamina. The build was as simple as that. It was a question of whether experienced performers can out wrestle the fresh and athletic young stars.
The match was slotted perfectly into the middle of the card: A tag team match being sandwiched between two singles matches. This was a case of a classic tag team match and the clash of styles was just as expected. The more agile performers of The37Kamina were jumping around while the veterans were sticking to the Classic Old School style of professional wrestling with more reliance on body holds, chain wrestling and the occasional body slam here and there at the same time incorporating a Lucha Wrestling Style in their moveset. Hagane Shinno had a star-making performance in the match, getting in a lot of offence after being tasked to be the plug between the two styles. He was adapting expertly to the different styles and was also pushing for his fellow Men’s Club members to convert to a faster pace. This also gave the Men’s Club the upper hand against The37Kamina which, thus, led to them getting the win after a Triple Ecstacy Powerbomb on Nakamura thirteen minutes into the match.
MATCH TIME: 13m 21s
WINNER: MEN’s Teioh Via a Triple Ecstasy
MAIN EVENT | MATCH THREE | SINGELS MATCH: HARASHIMA vs Baliyan Akki
After his outstanding performance at Chris Brookes Produce Show – 3 but being unsuccessful in his match, Baliyan Akki was given another opportunity by Chris Brookes but this time the pressure was on. He had to win this time and he was facing a very tough opponent in the form of HARASHIMA. The Indian performer was the underdog heading into this match against one of the premier stars of DDT Pro Wrestling.
The match started off strong with Akki pulling out everything in his moveset to get the upper hand. His initial attacking strategy was built around the stiff kicks that he sent launching into HARASHIMA’s midsection and legs. He was weakening HARASHIMA’s main weapons for attack. Showing his versatility, Akki then slowed the pace of the match by transforming into a more limb targeted approach. Akki was definitely getting the rub in this match against HARASHIMA. The match, however, wasn’t totally being dominated by Akki. HARASHIMA had also gotten in considerable offence and by the middle of the match, the momentum was going back and forth between the two talented wrestlers. The match then kicked into the next gear towards the end of the match as Akki pulled out all the energy that he had left to have one final go at beating HARASHIMA. This included dropkicks, stiff leg strikes and even a Tope Con Hilo. Despite his hard-fought attempts, Akki just couldn’t keep HARASHIMA down. HARASHIMA proved that he was a class apart and ended the match with a brutal Somato at the 16-minute mark to keep Akki down for the three count.
HARASHIMA embraced Akki after the match and then proceeded to celebrate his victory as the show came to a close.
MATCH TIME: 16m 08s
WINNER: HARASHIMA Via a Soma Sword
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