WARNING STRONG VIOLENCE AND LANGUAGE AHEAD
Welcome back to 31 Days of Deathmatches Volume 2. The second edition of the annual deathmatch advent calendar put together by yours truly. Each day we will open another bloody door on the calendar and explore another deathmatch until we hit Halloween. We’re going to explore a ton of different companies, wrestlers, and stipulations as the days go on with a few surprises here and there. So, strap in as we prepare for another round of blood, broken glass, and barbed-wire on our road of deathmatches.
It’s back to Japan and back to 2000s BJW for a very special type of deathmatch. I present to you the Three-Dimensional Scaffold deathmatch. It would see Yuko Miyamoto, the Yankee Lord take on then BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight champion Takashi Sasaki. For this stipulation, you’d be fighting in a ring of light-tubes with a very high scaffold lurking overhead. You’d have all the benefits of a usual BJW deathmatch with the added dimension of a high platform to throw your opponent off if you could get them up there.
The pair started with some traditional chain wrestling and showed off their wrestling acumen whilst trying to avoid being thrown into the glass tubes around the ring ropes. Miyamoto would break the first tube over Sasaki’s head and take advantage. He continued to pulverise Sasaki with tubes and strikes until Sasaki finally got some revenge and slammed him into some tubes. It was Miyamoto’s turn to be pummelled with strikes and tubes as he was sent careening into the scaffold. Sasaki went kick crazy and initiated a slugfest since the crowd wouldn’t stop chanting for Miyamoto. He kicked Miyamoto down but was bested by a duo of suplexes and hit with a sign. He dropped Sasaki with a couple more suplexes then grabbed a bundle and climbed the scaffold. He broke the bundle on Sasaki’s head up top and elbowed Sasaki to the mat. Miyamoto followed with a diving double stomp but only got two. He got dropped on his head with a Backdrop Driver and driven into the mat with a brainbuster. Sasaki clearly wasn’t out and tried to flatten Miyamoto with lariats but he kept firing up. He bounced out of the corner and flattened Sasaki with a lariat then set up a bundle between some chairs and tried to superplex Sasaki. He fought back and dumped Miyamoto through the bundle with a sunset bomb. He decked Miyamoto with a lariat and kicked his jaw off with a superkick and an enzuigiri. This barrage of brutality continued until Miyamoto was able to duck a bundle kick into a Dragonrana and dumped Sasaki on the bundle with a side slam.
Another slugfest broke out and Sasaki folded up Miyamoto with a Dragon Suplex. Miyamoto answered back by sacrificing his legs to tubes for a handspring back elbow and hit a moonsault senton. He then did the same with a bundle of tubes but still somehow only got two. He dumped Sasaki in front of the scaffolding and started climbing again. With a minor hesitation, he leaped off into another moonsault. He hit with full force but somehow Sasaki could still kick out. A table was set up and Sasaki was placed onto it. Miyamoto grabbed a bundle and dragged himself to the top for another moonsault when Sasaki woke up and gave chase. They traded slugs and throw attempts until finally, Sasaki muscled up Miyamoto into the D-Geist through the table. Again, Miyamoto kicked out so Sasaki blasted him with the bundle Right Leg and finished him off with a Fire-Thunder driver through a final bundle. Miyamoto may have lost but Sasaki respected the hell out of him by the end, offering a hand and words of praise on the mic. Two deathmatch superhumans went to war here and left it all in the ring. By that, I mean blood, glass, and broken implements of destruction. Come back tomorrow for the next deathmatch delight.
All images courtesy of Listal, Tumblr, IWTV Twitter Video courtesy of OXY Express YouTube (full match available on IWTV)