Friday, May 04, 2007

Exciting ladder action

Here we go - I knew I'd find an embeddable version somewhere.

The story, for those joining us late: the frankly insane DDT Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title is defended under 24/7 rules (like the old WWF Hardcore Title). Even outside a match, you can win by pinning the champion at any time, as long as there's a referee handy to count the pin. Clear?

Now, there are also scheduled title defences, and here's one from 1 April this year. It's a six-man battle royal with a ten minute time limit. (Which is a bit pointless, because, you know, 24/7 - but the WWF used to do the same thing.) If the champion lasts ten minutes then he retains the title.

The challengers are Poison Sawada JULIE, Mango Fukuda, Gorgeous Matsuno, Naoshi Sano and Antonio Honda.

The champion is a stepladder. It fell on the previous champion a few weeks ago and pinned him.

Now, you might be assuming that it's just a matter of lying on top of the ladder. But no. The stepladder is a fighting champion. It kicks out of pinfalls. So you have to wear the ladder down...

Ladder defends title in Battle Royal
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