Here's a variety of joshi results from late August. First, OZ Academy ran a house show in Sapporo on the 18th. Carlos Amano had a good day, pinning Chikayo Nagashima in the opener and Hiroyo Muto in the 8-woman main event. AKINO and Dynamite Kansai also racked up two victories each, including Dynamite's singles victory over Manami Toyota. Mayumi Ozaki didn't have such a good day, being on the wrong end of both of her matches and eating a backfist from her friend turned rival Aja Kong.
Pro-Wrestling WAVE attracted a full house to Shin-Kiba 1st Ring for their debut show. GAMI won both of her matches, the serious opener over Kyoko Kimura and the comedy semi-final over the NEO Machine Gunz. Toshie Uematsu and Ran Yu-Yu defeated Yumi Ohka and Michiko Ohmukai in WAVE's first main event.
SUN had a pair of shows, including Amazing Kong, back at the helm of the Real Evil Makers (R.E.M.) In Nagoya, Saki Maemura and El Blazer defeated Uematsu and Takeshi Minamino as Maemura rolled up the guy. Maybe Saki will challenge for the mixed tag belts, assuming SUN remembers that they exist. The Double Kongs defeated Nanae and Hikaru in the main event, as Hikaru continues to struggle against Aja. At Shin-Kiba first ring, SUN got a bit of revenge as Nanae teamed with JWP's Azumi Hyuga to beat Amazing and Toshie in the main event, as Nanae got Uematsu in the NANARACKA. I want to see these recent shows, as R.E.M. is cool when they have the Double Kongs killing babyfaces and psycho deathmatch chick Kyoko Kimura and chickenshit punk Toshie Uematsu.
Some less appealing shows included the return of New AJW, which everyone probably thought had disappeared, and the LLPW 15th Anniversary Show. It doesn't look like the SUN girls are working New AJW shows anymore, and the card was basically a mix of JWP and S-Ovation talent. The most interesting sounding match was the semi-final, where Mariko Yoshida teamed with Ran Yu-Yu to beat Michiko Ohmukai and Tojuki Leon. Then all 12 women on the card had a battle royale. I guess the bus was running, because they got it done in less than 8 minutes. KAZUKI pinned Tomoka Nakagawa while all the veterans were already taking a shower before the hot water ran out.
LLPW announced that Mizuki Endo will be the new president. I hope she gives us more appealing cards in the future and phases out the old ladies and terrible comedy. I think LLPW needs to either fold or merge with someone like the Ito Dojo (Takako Inoue is connected with both) to have a future. The old ladies worked the curtain-jerker. Kandori didn't even win, as Harley Saito reversed Jumbo Hori's attempt at a powerbomb to win the match. Then two new trannies wrestled for 3 minutes and Hotta squashed Francoise in 3 minutes. The main event was President Eiger and Sayuri Okino claiming the vacant LLPW tag titles from Sendai's sister team of Chisako & Sachiko Kanari. The sad thing is that the rookie girls are probably more main-event worthy than most of the LLPW roster.
OZ Academy "FIGHT OF SUMMER" August 18, 2007
Sapporo Teisen Hall
1. Carlos Amano defeated Chiyako Nagashima (13:38).
2. Ran Yu-Yu defeated Sonoko Kato (14:13) with an Elbow Smash.
3. Aja Kong/AKINO defeated Mayumi Ozaki/Hiroyo Muto (14:27) when Kong used an Uraken on Ozaki.
4. Dynamite Kansai defeated Manami Toyota (11:30) with a Diving Foot Stamp.
5. Dynamite Kansai/Carlos Amano/Chikayo Nagashima/AKINO defeated Mayumi Ozaki/Aja Kong/Ran Yu-Yu/Hiroyo Muto (11:15) when Amano used the Crown's Gate on Muto.
WAVE "~SAIL A WAY~" August 26, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
1. Opening WAVE: GAMI defeated Kyoko Kimura (14:58) by Submission.
2. Challenge WAVE: KAORU defeated Shu Shibutani (13:01) with the Valkyrie Splash.
3. Rookie WAVE: Mio Shirai/Io Shirai vs Misaki Ohata/Hiroyo Matsumoto (15:00) went to a time limit draw.
4. Comical WAVE: GAMI/Bolshoi Kid defeated Yuki Miyazaki/Tanny Mouse (14:28) when GAMI used a Backslide on Miyazaki.
5. Resurrection WAVE: Toshie Uematsu/Ran Yu-Yu defeated Michiko Ohmukai/Yumi Ohka (20:48) when Yu-Yu used an Elbow Smash on Ohka.
ZERO1-MAX "TAKAO OMORI 15TH ANNIVERSARY", August 26, 2007
Ishikawa Industrial Exhibition Hall #2
3. Pro-Wrestling SUN Offer Match, 3 Way Match: Hikaru defeated Nanae Takahashi & Saki Maemura (10:15) when Hikaru used the Lanakiller-H on Maemura.
NJPW/C.T.U "LAST OF C.T.U ~C.T.U FAREWELL IN KORAKUEN HALL~", August 26, 2007 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,965 Fans - No Vacancy
0. C.T.U Rangers vs. K-DOJO: C.T.U Ranger Red, C.T.U Ranger Blue, C.T.U Ranger Yellow, C.T.U Ranger Green, C.T.U Ranger Pink besiegen Daigoro Kashiwa , Teppei Ishizaka , Taku Anzawa , Hiro Tonai & Apple Miyuki (9:16) with a Diving Body Press by Red on Ishizaka.
SUN "COLORS ~SUN SUN Summer Sardonyx in Nagoya~" August 28, 2007
Nagoya Sports Center
1. Mixed Tag Match: Saki Maemura/El Blazer defeated Toshie Uematsu/Takeshi Minamino (15:42) when Maemura used a roll-up on Minamino.
2. \(^o^}/CHIE defeated Bullfighter Sora (12:10) with a Leg Hold.
3. Kyoko Kimura defeated Shu Shibutani (13:53) with a Chokebomb.
4. SUN vs JWP: Kayoko Haruyama defeated Natsuki*Taiyo (13:47) with a Diving Guillotine Drop.
5. SUN vs REM: Aja Kong/Amazing Kong defeated Nanae Takahashi/Hikaru (22:23) when Aja used the Diving Elbow Drop on Hikaru.
SUN "COLORS ~SUN SUN Summer Sardonyx EX~", August 29, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
1. Natsuki*Taiyo defeated Shu Shibutani (13:24) with the Taiyo*Bomb.
2. Yumiko Hotta defeated Saki Maemura (12:24) with the Pyramid Driver.
3. Aja Kong/Kyoko Kimura defeated Hikaru/Atsuko Emoto (20:57) when Kong used the Diving Elbow Drop on Emoto.
4. SUN vs REM: Nanae Takahashi/Azumi Hyuga defeated Amazing Kong/Toshie Uematsu (17:22) when Takahashi used the NANARACKA on Uematsu.
New AJW August 29, 2007
Tochigi Synthetic Center Subhall
1. Sachie Abe defeated Tomoka Nakagawa (9:36) by submission with an A-clutch.
2. Hiroyo Muto defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto (9:16) with the M-Bomb.
3. Bolshoi Kid defeated KAZUKI (10:35).
4. GAMI defeated Arisa Nakajima (13:40) with a stretch bomb.
5. Mariko Yoshida/Ran Yu-Yu defeated Michiko Ohmukai/Tojuki Leon (15:22) when Yu-Yu used a running elbow smash on Leon.
6. Battle Royale: KAZUKI defeated Tomoka Nakagawa (7:35) to win the battle royale. Other, in order of elimination: Michiko Ohmukai, Tojuki Leon, Mariko Yoshida, Ran Yu-Yu, Bolshoi Kid, GAMI, Hiroyo Muto, Sachie Abe, Arisa Nakajima, Hiroyo Matsumoto.
LLPW August 31, 2007
15th Anniversary Show
1. 15th Anniversary Match: Noriyo Tateno/Harley Saito/Takako Inoue defeated Shinobu Kandori/Mizuki Endo/Jumbo Hori (8:13) when Saito reveresed Hori's Powerbomb with a Hurricarana.
2. The 3rd term student debut game of the Glamorous Angels: Sawaco defeated Jukko (3:47) with a Ballerina Kick.
3. Ito Dojo Offer match: Mai Ichii defeated Midori (8:11) with a Comet Kick.
4. Jd' Reunion Match: Jaguar Yokota/KAZUKI defeated Obacchi Iizuka/Megumi Yabushita (10:34) when KAZUKI used the K-Crusher on Iizuka.
5. Francoise Trial Match Vol. 4: Yumiko Hotta defeated Francoise (3:12) by trampling.
6. LLPW Tag Title Match: Eiger/Sayuri Okino defeated Chisako Kanari/Sachiko Kanari (10:40) when Okino defeated Sachiko with the Michinoku Driver to fill the vacant title and become the 5th champions.