Sunday, October 21, 2007
Results, October 16-21
Another week has come and gone. Let's catch up on joshi puroresu! It's Toshie Toshie Toshie (and Ran Yu-Yu too) this week.
In an annoying development, I can no longer obtain results and photos for Lady's Ring mobile site because I don't have a Japanese mobile phone. So that picture of the six girls announced to be in the Junior All Stars main event (top: Aya Yuki of NEO, Arisa Nakajima of JWP, Hiroyo Matsumoto of S-Ovation/Ibuki; bottom: Aoi Kizuki of Ice Ribbon, Tyrannosaurus Okuda of Sendai Girls, Hanako Kobayashi of Ito Dojo) might be my last from that source. In unfortuante news, the masked trainee YUKI for JWP will be unable to make her debut. She collapsed in practice and was hospitalized for a few days. A weak blood vessel was found in her brain and she cannot continue in contact sports. At least it was found before it was too late.
Tuesday night (the 16th) is WAVE night. They started the "Stem the Wave" series. Yumi Ohka has been relegated from main events to openers. That worked out for her, as she beat Misaki Ohata. Megumi Yabushita is a former judo star and Submission WAVE was made for her, as she beat Kyoko Kimura. Toshie and Ran beat Michiko Ohmukai and Francoise* in the main event, as collagen girl took the High Angle Uemastu. Ell oh ell.
Thursday and Friday night featured the first two rounds of the Chick Fever J league in SUN. Only Natsuki*Taiyo is mathematically eliminated with one round remaining before the finals-those matches will take place in November. We had some upsets on Thursday, including Toshie over "KY" Hotta and Saki Maemura beating Hikaru in 6 minutes. Hikaru and Hotta both won, over Uematsu and Maemura, on Friday and that zone has a 4-way tie with 2 points each. Nanae Takahashi and noki-A both have 3 points, as they went to a 30-minute draw against each other.
The main action on Sunday was a double shot at Shinjuku FACE. Oz had the matinee and JWP had the evening show. The final four matches of the first round of the Next Challenger tournament took place. AKINO, Yumiko Hotta, and Carlos Amano beat Kyoko Kimura, Hiroyo Muto, and Kaori Yoneyama, respectively. The OZ Men's match saw El Blazer and Ryuma both eliminated from the tourney by rule after a 10 minute time-limit draw. The quarterfinals on 11/23 feature Dynamite Kansai vs Manami Toyota, Ran Yu-Yu with a bye, AKINO vs Sayuri Okino, and Carlos Amano vs Yumiko Hotta. Don't expect Ran to have it that easy, especially after her pin of Mayumi Ozaki in the main event, after Aja accidentally struck Ozaki with the Uraken. I bet Ozaki will change rules or enter herself or do something to screw Ran.
JWP had the evening show. Arisa Nakajima used the Cutie Special on Misaki Ohata to keep the JWP Junior and POP titles. Team Uematsu triumphed over WANTED!? in their supposed final battle (yeah, right) as Toshie pinned KAZUKI after a mistaken Carlos Ghosn from Amano. Toshie and Ran are good at getting the opponents to do the dirty work. The main event saw Tsubasa and Kayoko Haruyama retain the JWP Tag titles over Manami Toyota and Etsuko Mita, as Kuragaki finally got her long desired pin on Manami with help from a lariat.
Oh, and there was a totally standard SUN offer match at a ZERO1-MAX show and the usual K-DOJO stuff.
WAVE "STEM THE WAVE" October 16, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
1. Opening WAVE ~Yumi Ohka Reset~: Yumi Ohka defeated Misaki Ohata (11:06) with the "Neck Hanging" Bomb.
2. Submission WAVE: Megumi Yabushita defeated Kyoko Kimura (11:07) with a Reverse Cross Armbreaker.
3. Challenge WAVE: GAMI defeated Aska Ohki (14:38) with the Northern Lights Suplex Hold.
4. Panic WAVE: Toshie Uematsu/Ran Yu-Yu defeated Michiko Ohmukai/Francoise* (17:43) when Toshie used the "High Angle Uematsu" on Francoise.
CHICK-FIGHTS SUN "~CHICK FEVER J~HOP!" October 18, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
1. Chick Fever J - Cup Zone: noki-A  defeated Natsuki*Taiyo  (14:18) with the noki-A Backbreaker.
2. Chick Fever J - Coin Zone: Toshie Uematsu  defeated KY Hotta  (12:31) with the Solarina.
3. ZEST.co defeated Kana (9:00) with a Moonsault Press.
4. Chick Fever J - Cup Zone: Nanae Takahashi  defeated Kayoko Haruyama  (20:10) with a Lariat.
5. Chick Fever J - Coin Zone: Saki Maemura  defeated Hikaru  (6:17) with the Never Give Up!
CHICK-FIGHTS SUN "~CHICK FEVER J~STEP!!" October 19, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
1. Chick Fever J - Cup Zone: Kayoko Haruyama  defeated Natsuki*Taiyo  (13:44) with the Diving Guillotine Drop.
2. Chick Fever J - Coin Zone: KY Hotta  defeated Saki Maemura  (12:54) with the Pyramid Driver.
3. Fuuka defeated ZEST.co (7:14) with a Jujigatame.
4. Chick Fever J - Coin Zone: Hikaru  defeated Toshie Uematsu  (2:10) with a Lanakilla-H.
5. Chick Fever J - Cup Zone: Nanae Takahashi  vs. noki-A  (30:00) went to a Time Limit Draw.
OZ Academy "OZ WHITE ROSE" October 21, 2007 (afternoon) (GAORA TV)
1. Next Challenger Determination Tournament: AKINO defeated Kyoko Kimura (6:51) with the Tornado A.
2. Next Challenger Determination Tournament: Ryuma vs El Blazer (10:00) went to a Time Limit Draw. Both are eliminated from the tournament.
3. Next Challenger Determination Tournament: Yumiko Hotta defeated Hiroyo Muto (7:15) with a Reverse Cross Armbreaker.
4. Dynamite Kansai/Chikayo Nagashima defeated Harley Saito/Sonoko Kato (17:28) when Nagashima pinned Kato.
5. Next Challenger Determination Tournament: Carlos Amano defeated Kaori Yoneyama (9:24) with the Carlos Ghosn.
6. Toshie Uematsu/Ran Yu-Yu defeated Mayumi Ozaki/Aja Kong (15:53) when Ran pinned Ozaki with an Elbow Smash after Aja accidentally gave Ozaki the Uraken.
JWP October 21, 2007 "LINE OF HEAT" (evening)
1. Aya Yuki defeated Aska Ohki (9:53) with the Divine Wind.
2. JWP Junior/POP Championship: Arisa Nakajima (c) defeated Misaki Ohata (10:31) with the Cutie Special. 4th defense of JWP Jr. Title & 2nd defense of POP Title.
3. WANTED!? versus Team Uematsu Last Battle: Toshie Uematsu/Ran Yu-Yu/Chikayo Nagashima defeated Sachie Abe/KAZUKI/Carlos Amano (18:13) when Uematsu pinned KAZUKI after an accidental Carlos Ghosn.
4. Final Egotist at JWP: Michiko Ohmukai/Command Bolshoi defeated Azumi Hyuga/Keito (13:26) when Ohmukai used the Flash-of-Light Magic on Keito.
5. Kaori Yoneyama defeated Tojuki Leon (14:03) with the U.s.-ZOU.
6. JWP Tag Team Chapionship: Tsubasa Kuragaki/Kayoko Haruyama defeated Manami Toyota/Etsuko Mita (22:15) when Kuragaki used a Lariat on Toyota. 1st defense.
ZERO1-MAX "INNOVATION" October 21, 2007
Akita Municipal Gymnasium
3. Chick Fights SUN Offer Match: Nanae Takahashi/Hikaru defeated Saki Maemura/Natsuki*Taiyo (17:00) when Hikaru pinned Taiyo.
K-DOJO "CLUB-K 1000", October 21, 2007
3. Boso Boy Left & Hiro Tonai defeated Shinjitsu Nohashi & Yuu Yamagata (12:33) when Left pinned Yamagata.
K-DOJO "CLUB-K 3000", October 21, 2007
1. Ryota Chikuzen & KAZMA besiegen Apple Miyuki & Kazuya Kawasaki (7:51) when KAZMA used the KAZMAX on Kawasaki.