DDT Pro Wrestling’s Ultimate Party 2023 event took place on Sunday at Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Shinsuke Nakamura made a cameo appearance during the show to honor a fellow Japanese wrestler.
Saki Akai made her pro wrestling debut in 2011. Akai had competed in DDT Pro Wrestling and Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling for most of her career.
On Sunday, Saki Akai wrestled the final match in her pro wrestling career at Ultimate Party 2023, where she teamed up with Yukio Sakaguchi and Hideki Okatani to face Miyu Yamashita, Naomichi Marufuji, and Kazusada Higuchi in a Six-Person Tag Team match. Akai’s team was unable to win the bout.
The promotion aired a video package of Shinsuke Nakamura wishing Saki Akai a happy retirement during the show.
This wasn’t the first time Nakamura appeared at a non-WWE event this year. In January, Nakamura competed against The Great Muta at The New Year in Pro Wrestling NOAH.
Shinsuke Nakamura made a video appearance at today’s DDT. So he could wish Saki Akai a happy retirement!pic.twitter.com/fYZBEyqHS3— Dark Puroresu Flowsion (@PuroresuFlow) November 12, 2023