Sunday, December 16, 2007
Results, December 10-16
What happened this week? Quite a bit, as we had Hawaiians in Japan, grandmothers in the ring, upsets, the conclusion of a tournament, and the ending (?) of one big feud.
Chick Fights SUN, ZERO1-MAX, and HCW were involved in a series of matches all week in both Japan and Hawai'i. There were lots of silly stipulations and the status of the AWA belt is questionable with the expulsion of ZERO1-MAX from the AWA by Dale Gagner, which is like losing the combination to your high school locker years after you graduated. There were two matches where the loser had to dance in a "Co-Co Bra". Tracy Taylor lost both of these matches and I'm sure hetero Japanese men enjoyed her hula dance. I'm not sure if "Hula" Kong had to do the dance as well, but Aja did squash Natsuki*Taiyo. Hikaru and Osamu Namiguchi lost a match to Tracy and Minoru Fujita and had to eat "Nagano foods". Is the food in Nagano that bad? In Honolulu at "Saturday Night Slam", Hikaru lost to her male opponent "Superfly ETE", but Saki Maemura retained the AWA belt by beating Tracy Taylor. No report on what happened in Hawai'i on Sunday yet. Check for yourself at http://hcw808.proboards56.com, HCW's kayfabed message board.
The skyrocket took off on Friday night in Korakuen Hall, as LLPW had their first show there in months. Sayuri Okino and Eiger beat a worker who has an old lady gimmick (Obacchi Iizuka) and the real thing, Jumbo Hori who is supposedly now a grandma. It is plausible since I think she had her kids not longer after her retirment from AJW in 1985. Francoise lost her trial final to Jaguar Yokota, Takako Inoue & Harley Saito beat Shinobu Kandori and Ayako Sato, and Yumiko Hotta and mystery partner "Blue Wolf" defeated Mizuki Endo and Noriyo Tateno in the main event. How exciting. I think "Blue Wolf" is an ex-New Japan wrestler from Mongolia who's bouncing around the indies now.
Lots of fun and games in Chiba Prefecture, as Sakura Emi had her festival on Saturday. First, the Ice Ribbon kids, along with some joshi workers and Mr. Gannosuke, had a show, then NEO had their matches. Highlights include Youth Green (Nagisa Nozaki, Aoi Kizuki, and adviser Toshie Uematsu) losing to the strong JWP team of Tsubasa Kuragaki, Kayoko Haruyama, and Kaori Yoneyama, Haruka Matsuo beating Mai Ichii, and Emi and Yoshiko Tamura beating Manami Toyota and Yumiko Hotta, as Emi got the pin on Hotta.
K-DOJO ran shows on both Saturday and Sunday. Apple Miyuki got to team with TAKA Michinoku on Sunday and they won. Ito Dojo ran a rare show on Sunday at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. I haven't tracked down a set of results, but a blogger did have a photo of the winners, and if true, we have a big upset as the youngsters Ayako Sato and Hanako Kobayashi got through 3 matches and presumably the boss Ito and the trainer Hamada. Maybe these girls are up for a push and we could see a future challenge for tag titles in NEO or LLPW??
OZ Academy had their "Golden Rose" show at Shinjuku FACE and a lot happened in their storylines. In the opener, Mayumi Ozaki and Aja Kong faced KAORU and Police. Ozaki used this as her opportunity to screw Aja over, as it turned into a 4-on-1 handicap match (with Mika Nishio's limited help). Police got the pinfall on Aja after an Ozakick. The tournament for the #1 contender slot concluded, as Carlos Amano beat AKINO and Dynamite Kansai beat Ran Yu-Yu to advance to the finals, where Amano came out victorious over a bloodied Kansai in the main event. In the semi-main, Sonoko Kato and Yumiko Hotta beat Chikayo Nagashima and Manami Toyota when Hotta (busy this week) used the pyramid driver on Manami. Then there was a restart and Sonoko and Chikayo battled, with Chikayo winning and a seeming ending of the feud as they shook hands. I give this 4 months or so before Nagashima backstabs Kato again.
ZERO1-MAX/SUN/HCW "GREAT SHINKIBASH 1ST DAY" December 11, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
2. Japan-America SuperDIVA vs. SUN: Hikaru & Saki Maemura defeated Tracy Taylor & Hula (Aja) Kong (9:41) when Hikaru used the Lanakila-H on Taylor. [Losers Dance with Coco-bra]
ZERO1-MAX/SUN/HCW "GREAT SHINKIBASH 2ND DAY" December 12, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
2. Japan-America SuperDIVA vs. SUN, 3 Way Match: Hula (Aja) Kong & Tracy Taylor defated Hikaru & Saki Maemura and Nanae Takahashi & Natsuki*Taiyo (7:09) when Kong used a Vertical Drop Brainbuster on Taiyo.
ZERO1-MAX/SUN/HCW "PRO-WRESTLING NAGOYA & HAWAII FRIENDSHIP COMMEMORATION" December 13, 2007
2. Nanae Takahashi & Hikaru defeated Saki Maemura and Tracy Taylor (8:17) when Takahashi used a Crab Hold on Maemura. [Losers dance with Coco-Bra]
ZERO1-MAX/SUN/HCW "PRO-WRESTLING NAGOYA & HAWAII GOODWILL
COMMEMORATION" December 14, 2007
Nagano Movement Park Gymnasium
1. 3 Way Match: Saki Maemura defeated Nanae Takahashi & Natsuki*Taiyo (10:28) with the Alcatraz on Taiyo.
3. End of the Year Special Mixed Match: Minoru Fujita & Tracy Taylor defeated Osamu Namiguchi & Hikaru (9:26) when Fujita used the Hawaiian Dangerous Kick on Namiguchi. [Losers Eat Nagano-foods Match]
LLPW "SKYROCKET" December 14, 2007
1. The Skyrocket Ignition!: Sayuri Okino & Eiger defeated Obacchi Iizuka & Jumbo Hori when Okino pinned Iizuka.
2. Glamour Angels Match: Sawaco defeated Jukko
3. Francoise* Trial Final: Jaguar Yokota defeated Francoise* (8:25).
4. Ensemble HANABI: Harley Saito & Takako Inoue defeated Shinobu Kandori & Ayako Sato (18:35) when Inoue pinned Sato.
5. Open an Iron Door to the Unfamiliar: Yumiko Hotta & "Blue Wolf" defeated Noriyo Tateno & Mizuki Endo (14:09) when Hotta pinned Endo.
HCW "SATURDAY NIGHT SLAM" December 15, 2007
Wahaiwa Tropics Family Entertainament Center
4. Mixed Match "Winner Keeps Dog": Superfly ETE defeated Hikaru when Commissioner Linda Bade stopped the match.
5. AWA Women's Japan Championship: Saki Maemura (c) defeated Tracy Taylor with the Alcatraz.
NEO/Ice Ribbon December 15, 2007
Kimitsu-shi Aquamarine Studio (Chiba Prefecture)
Sakura Emi Festival
Part 1: Ice Ribbon
1. Kazumi Shimouma defeated Makoto (5:59) with a Crab Hold.
2. Kaori Yoneyama defeated Seina (3:00) by one fall to zero.
3. Mr. Gannosuke & Riho defeated Ribbon Takanashi & Sakura Emi (11:46) when Riho pinned Emi.
4. Mai Ichii & Aoi Kizuki defeated Aya Yuki & Minori Makiba (14:32) when Kizuki used a Crab Hold on Makiba.
Part 2: NEO
1. Tanny Mouse defeated Aya Yuki (9:01) with the Paro Special.
2. Minori Makiba & Riho defeated Makoto & Seina (8:17) when Makiba used a Diving Body Press on Makoto.
3. Kaori Yoneyama, Kayoko Haruyama, & Tsubasa Kuragaki defeated Toshie Uematsu, Nagisa Nozaki, & Aoi Kizuki (18:01) when Kuragaki used a Lariat on Kizuki.
4. Haruka Matsuo defeated Mai Ichii (12:01) with a German Suplex Hold.
5. Sakura Emi & Yoshiko Tamura defeated Yumiko Hotta & Manami Toyota (19:44) when Emi used the La Magistral on Hotta.
K-DOJO "CLUB-K 1000" December 15, 2007
3. Mr. X & PSYCHO defeated Madoka & Yuu Yamagata (13:16) when PSYCHO forced Yamagata to submit.
K-DOJO "CLUB-K 3000" December 15, 2007
3. MIYAWAKI, Shiori Asahi, & Makoto Oishi defeated Daigoro Kashiwa, Apple Miyuki, & Teppei Ishizaka (12:53) when MIYAWAKI used the Death Penalty on Ishizaka.
K-DOJO/Omega Produce "CHIBA CAPITAL FESTIVAL" December 16, 2007
5. TAKA Michinoku & Apple Miyuki defeated Shiori Asahi & Makoto Oishi (10:53) when TAKA used the Super K on Oishi.
OZ Academy "GOLDEN ROSE" December 16, 2007
1. KAORU & Police defeated Aja Kong & Mayumi Ozaki when Police pinned Kong after an Ozakick. (Ozaki turned on Kong).
2. Next Challenger Determination Tournament Semifinal: Carlos Amano defeated AKINO with a Carlos Ghosn.
3. Next Challenger Determination Tournament Semifinal: Dynamite Kansai defeated Ran Yu-Yu with a Diving Foot Stomp.
4. Sonoko Kato & Yumiko Hotta defeated Chikayo Nagashima & Manami Toyota when Hotta used a Pyramid Driver on Toyota.
4a. Chikayo Nagashima defeated Sonoko Kato with a Fisherman's Buster.
5. Next Challenger Determination Tournament Final: Carlos Amano defeated Dynamite Kansai with a Carlos Ghosn.
ITO DOJO "FEELING-CHAPTER 6" December 16, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
Tag Team Tournament
1. Ayako Sato/Hanako Kobayashi defeated Aoi Kizuki/Nagisa Nozaki
2. Ayako Hamada/Aki Kambayashi defeated Takako Inoue/Mai Ichii
3. Manami Toyota/Kaoru Ito defeated Yumiko Hotta/Tomoko Morii
4. Semifinal: Ayako Sato/Hanako Kobayashi defeated Ayako Hamada/Aki Kambayashi
5. Final: Ayako Sato/Hanako Kobayashi defeated Manami Toyota/Kaoru Ito
WAVE December 16, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
1. Power WAVE: GAMI defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto (21:51) with a Kentucky Bomb.
2. Submission WAVE: Megumi Yabushita defeated Bullfight Sora (10:05) with a Reverse Cross Armbreaker.
3. Technical WAVE: Yasu Urano & Tomoka Nakagawa defeated Toshie Uematsu & Kyoko Kimura (17:39) when Urano used an Enzuigiri on Kimura.
4. WAVE of WAVEs: GAMI defeated Yumi Ohka (12:10) with a Lariat.
5. Launching WAVE Battle Royale: Asuka Ohki defeated Command Bolshoi & Toshie Uematsu (18:29) simultaneously over the top rope. Others, in order of elimination: Misaki Ohata, Misae Genki, Azumi Hyuga, Bullfight Sora, Asian Cougar, Cherry, GAMI, Michael Nakazawa, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Kyoko Kimura, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Megumi Yabushita, Yumi Ohka, Tomoka Nakagawa.
HCW "ISLAND BEAT DOWN" December 16, 2007
Honolulu The O Lounge