Sunday, September 30, 2007

Results, Sept. 26-30






The biggest news by far this week was Devil Masami announcing her retirement from pro-wrestling at MARVELOUS NIGHT MIRACLE GAME, the Chigusa Nagayo produced show in honor of Masami's 30th year in the business. At this time, I'm not sure if this retirment takes place immediately or not. I do know that Masami is booked in a tag match at the next OZ Academy show which is subtitled "Devil Masami Retirement Memorial Match: A Purple Rose in Eternity", so that could be it or we might have a retirement road of matches.

As far as the show, few surprises in the results. In the "Children of GAEA" match, Toshie Uematsu got perhaps the surprise pinfall, cheating to beat her usual partner Ran Yu-Yu. Devil Masami did the job in the main event, putting over the youngster Aja Kong, who used the Uraken ;)

Fuuka had her Fuuka Matsuri (festival), which got a decent amount of press attention and a good crowd at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Io Shirai pinned sister Mio with a Moonsault Press, the "Fuuka Kidd" beat Bolshoi kid in her "debut", and the team of Fuuka and Nanae Takahashi defeated AKINO and Shu Shibutani in the main event of everchanging teams. Fuuka used the "F-Crash" on Shu, who's off to Mexico soon.

Some of these girls stayed at Shin-Kiba to work the evening show for WAVE. Kyoko Kimura put GAMI to sleep in the opener, Shu pinned Cherry in her final match before her excursion to Mexico, and Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Yumi Ohka in the main event. WAVE is off for a few weeks, so we'll see what GAMI has in store when they return on October 16.

In minor results throughout the week, Cherry beat Hiroyo Matsumoto at a UNION show, Nanae and Hikaru beat Natsuki/Saki (as usual) at a ZERO1-MAX show, Kyoko Kimura lost to a guy at WMF, Apple Miyuki and Yuu Yamagata lost again for K-DOJO, and the results of the "secret" matches at NEO's dojo show are still secret to me.

UNION Septemeber 26, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

3. Cherry defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto (9:43) with the Cherry-ton Bomb.

ZERO1-MAX "BRAND-NEW SENSATION WORLD 1JR.2007" September 28, 2007 (Samurai! TV)
Fukushima Aizu Apio Space
1,400 Fans

2. Pro-Wrestling SUN Offer Match: Nanae Takahashi/Hikaru defeated Saki Maemura/Natsuki*Taiyo (16:24) with a Backdrop Suplex by Takahashi on Maemura.

WMF September 29, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
200 Fans

4. Hard Man! vs. Hard Woman!: Daisaku Shimoda defeated Kyoko Kimura (9:16) with a Backdrop Suplex.

K-DOJO "CLUB-K 3000" September 30, 2007
Chiba Blue Field
100 Fans

1. PSYCHO defeated Apple Miyuki (7:32) with a Collier Shot.
3. Yuji Hino defeated Yuu Yamagata (1:03) with a Powerbomb.

NEO September 30, 2007
NEO Yokohama Exercise Hall

"Secret matches"

WAVE "RIDE THE WAVE" September 30, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
169 Fans

1. Opening WAVE (Punishment Rules): Kyoko Kimura/Manabu Hara defeated GAMI/Daisuke Ikeda (14:53) when Kimura used a Sleeper Hold on GAMI.
2. Diva WAVE: Michiko Ohmukai defeated Francoise* (7:00) with a KAKATO Drop.
3. Road to ACE!?~Comical WAVE: Mariko Yoshida defeated Bullfight Sora (9:44) with a Schoolboy.
4. Shibutani's Farewell to Mexico: Shu Shibutani/Misaki Ohata defeated Cherry/Arisa Nakajima (12:23) when Shibutani used a Small Package Hold on Cherry.
5. Road to Resurrection: Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Yumi Ohka (14:05) with a Back Elbow.

FUUKA MATSURI 1 "Fuuka's Big Adventure" September 30, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
316 Fans

1. First Impression-Kana Return Road: Atsuko Emoto defeated Kana (8:45) with the Momo Clutch.
2. New Generation Battle: Arisa Nakajima/Io Shirai defeated Yuri Urai/Mio Shirai (11:42) when Io pinned Mio with a Moonsault Press.
3. Fuuka Martial Arts Special Colloboration: Fuuka vs Yuka Kobayashi (exhibition)
4. Fuuka Kids Presents Fuuka Kidd Debut Match-"Masked Idol": Fuuka Kidd defeated Bolshoi Kid (6:44) with a Backslide.
5. Main the Fuuka (30 minute time limit tag match-Switch partners every 5 minutes): Fuuka/Nanae Takahashi defeated AKINO/Shu Shibutani (19:10) when Fuuka used the F-Crash on Shibutani.

MARVELOUS NIGHT MIRACLE GAME September 30, 2007
Nagayo Produce
Devil Masami 30th Anniversary
Tokyo Differ Ariake
1000 Fans

1. JWP Offer Match: Azumi Hyuga defeated Bolshoi Kid (9:42) with a Gannosuke Clutch.
2. Mixed Tag Match: Ayako Hamada/El Blazer defeated KAORU/LTP (11:54) when El Blazer used the Lightning Strike on LTP.
3. Sendai Girls Offer Match: Tyrannosaurus Okuda/Mizhaaya defeated DASH CHISAKO/Sendai Sachiko (12:56) when Okuda used the Diving Knee Attack on CHISAKO.
4. Children of GAEA Match: Meiko Satomura/Toshie Uematsu/Chikayo Nagashima defeated Sonoko Kato/Ran Yu-Yu/Carlos Amano (18:47) when Uematsu used the Solarina to pin Yu-Yu.
5. Match of WWWA Champions: Aja Kong/Yumiko Hotta/Kaoru Ito defeated Devil Masami/Dynamite Kansai/Manami Toyota (16:46) when Kong used the Uraken on Masami.

More at 1JoshI on Veoh


I've loaded another old AJW match. The direct link is
http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1235698M5mM4kBP or use the link for my channel in the links list.

It's a Triangle Captain's Fall Elimination Match. The date is Dec. 9, 1989 and the 3 teams were: (1) Akira Hokuto(c)/Etsuko Mita/Takako Inoue; (2) Noriyo Tateno(c)/Mima Shimoda/Miori Kamiya; and (3) Suzuka Minami(c)/Kaoru Maeda/Mika Takahashi.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

1JoshIVeoh


I've created a Veoh channel (link is also on the side list) and will occasionally post joshi (maybe old, maybe new) there, to give back to those I've leached from on the Internets. The first match is from AJW Classics: it's from 9/14/1989 and features Akira Hokuto & Etsuko Mita versus Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada. Man, they look so young!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Schedule, September 26-30



The major action for the rest of this week will consist of two special shows, featuring the two pictured women at very different points in their careers.

On the afternoon of Sunday the 30th, Fuuka will be producing her 1st Fuuka Matsuri (or festival), which is supposed to be a multimedia event featuring puroresu, martial arts, and singing. Highlights of her show at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring include a martial arts exhibition with the "Karate Idol" Yuka Kobayashi, the debut of the masked "Fuuka Kid", who is Fuuka's kayfabe little sister (but is suspected to actually be JWP's Kaori Yoneyama), and the main event, with Fuuka, AKINO, Shu Shibutani, and Nanae Takahashi in a unique tag team match where the teams switch every five minutes.

Later that night, Chigusa Nagayo is producing "MARVELOUS NIGHT MIRACLE GAME", in honor of Devil Masami's 30th year as a professional wrestler. The card features mostly people from Devil's past in AJW, JWP, and GAEA, but kind of resembles a GAEA card if that promotion were still running. The opener features JWP's Azumi Hyuga and Command Bolshoi, then there's a mixed tag match with KAORU and Ayako Hamada. The third match is a Sendai Girls offer match with Tyrannosaurus Okuda and Mizhaaya battling Sendai Sachiko and DASH CHISAKO. I guess you can look at the Sendai Girls as kind of being Devil & Chigusa's joshi grandkids. Then the GAEA girls show up; the twist is that most of the traditional teams are split up, so it's Meiko & Toshie & Chikayo against Sonoko & Ran & Carlos. The theme would be better with Sugar Sato in the match, but I guess her appearance at the Plum Mariko memorial show really was a one-off. The main event is lots of old ladies from the glory days of Zenjo & JWP, as Devil, Dynamite, & Manami go up against Aja Kong, Yumiko Hotta, and Kaoru Ito. I'm surprised that there's no Mayumi Ozaki on the card, but I think she'll figure in somehow. Also no battle royale to get in lots of oldtimers and secondary figures like they had at Jaguar's special earlier this year.

Other stuff going on includes a battle between Cherry and Hiroyo Matsumoto at a UNION show on Wednesday, a typical SUN offer match at Thursday's ZERO1-MAX event, Kyoko Kimura battling a guy in a "Hard Man! vs. Hard Woman!" match for WMF on Friday, a NEO dojo show with "secret" matches on Sunday, and WAVE's next offering, also on Sunday. We know that Yuki Miyazaki won't be wrestling at that dojo show; she suffered a minor injury recently and is taking this show off and hopes to be ready for NEO's next show. The highlights of the WAVE show are Mariko Yoshida being wasted in the "Comical WAVE" match against Bullfight Sora, and Yumi Ohka's Road to Resurrection being downgraded to rookies, as her opponent in the main event is Hiroyo Matsumoto. Bullfight can win her match if she can make Mariko laugh. FFS, put GAMI in the stupid comedy match.

UNION September 26, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

3. Cherry vs Hiroyo Matsumoto

ZERO1-MAX "BRAND-NEW SENSATION WORLD 1JR.2007" September 28, 2007
Fukushima Aizu Apio Space

1. SUN Offer Match: Nanae Takahashi/Hikaru vs Saki Maemura/Natsuki*Taiyo

WMF September 29, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

4. Hard Man! vs. Hard Woman!: Daisaku Shimoda vs Kyoko Kimura

NEO September 30, 2007
NEO Yokohama Exercise Hall

"Secret matches"

WAVE "RIDE THE WAVE" September 30, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

1. Opening WAVE (Punishment Rules): GAMI/Daisuke Ikeda vs Kyoko Kimura/Manabu Hara
2. Road to ACE!?~Comical WAVE: Mariko Yoshida vs Bullfight Sora
3. Diva WAVE: Michiko Ohmukai vs Francoise*
4. Shu Shibutani/Misaki Ohata vs Cherry/Arisa Nakajima
5. Road to Resurrection: Yumi Ohka vs Hiroyo Matsumoto


FUUKA MATSURI 1 "Fuuka's Big Adventure" September 30, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

1. First Impression-Kana Return Road: Kana vs Atsuko Emoto
2. New Generation Battle: Yuri Urai/Mio Shirai vs Arisa Nakajima/Io Shirai
3. Fuuka Martial Arts Special Colloboration: Fuuka vs Yuka Kobayashi
4. Fuuka Kids Presents Fuuka Kidd Debut Match-"Masked Idol": Fuuka Kidd vs Bolshoi Kid
5. Main the Fuuka: Fuuka, Shu Shibutani, Nanae Takahashi, AKINO (30 minute time limit tag match-Switch partners every 5 minutes)

MARVELOUS NIGHT MIRACLE GAME September 30, 2007
Nagayo Produce
Devil Masami 30th Anniversary
Tokyo Differ Ariake

1. JWP Offer Match: Azumi Hyuga vs Bolshoi Kid
2. Mixed Tag Match: KAORU/LTP vs Ayako Hamada/El Blazer
3. Sendai Girls Offer Match: Tyrannosaurus Okuda/Mizhaaya vs DASH CHISAKO/Sendai Sachiko
4. GAEA Reunion Match: Meiko Satomura/Toshie Uematsu/Chikayo Nagashima vs Sonoko Kato/Ran Yu-Yu/Carlos Amano
5. Devil Masami/Dynamite Kansai/Manami Toyota vs Aja Kong/Yumiko Hotta/Kaoru Ito

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Results, Sept. 22-25


One straggling results from the 22nd, as Apple Miyuki actually won and Yuu Yamagata lost at a K-DOJO show.

Sunday the 23rd was busy. Mariko Yoshida presented Ibuki #17 from Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Highlights included the boss beating Tomoka Nakagawa and the team of Kyoko Kimura and Cherry beating Shu Shibutani and Aoi Kizuki. As you can see, Aoi ate Kyoko's big boot. Kimura had very harsh words for the youngsters after the match.

Also on Sunday, SUN was in Chiba with their one-day Passion Cup Tag Tournament. The winners were Hikaru and Atsuko Emoto, winning three matches to claim the prize. They beat Aja Kong and the mysterious ZEST.CO, then Shu Shibutani and Kana, and finally Hikaru used the Lanakilla-H on Natsuki*Taiyo to beat Taiyo and Nanae Takahashi in the final.

WAVE was at the New Delfin Arena in Osaka. Azumi Hyuga, as expected, defeated Yumi Ohka, but Yumi scored her first victory in WAVE by winning the 14-woman Battle Royale, beating GAMI at the end.

Finally, some of our old favorites showed up at an IWA-Japan show at Shinjuku FACE. Jaguar Yokota's team was disqualified, but Dump Matsumoto and Sasori beat Jumbo Hori and Sachie Abe.

Monday also saw three shows. The afternoon show at Itabashi Green Hall featured JWP. Misaki Ohata beat Aska Ohki and challenged Arisa Nakajima for the junior titles. This will happen next month. Manami Toyota used the Queen Bee Bomb on Tsubasa Kuragaki. Kuragaki challenged Toyota to get a partner, as she would put the JWP Tag Title on the line. Tsubasa is still upset about losing the JWP Openweight title to Manami last year and feels that she needs to beat Toyota for her career to advance. Tojuki Leon scored the pinfall in the 6-woman tag main event, using the noki-A Backbreaker on Kaori Yoneyama.

That evening, NEO was at Itabashi. Yoshiko Tamura got back on track, victimizing Tomoka Nakagawa with the Patriot Buster. The drama was in the main event, as new champion Haruka Matsuo struggled with veteran Etsuko Mita. Mita remembered the good old days of LCO and gave Haruka a good beating. Finally Matsuo resorted to cheating to get a cheap victory. Where is NEO going with this?

The OZ Academy was in Nagasaki. Carlos Amano teamed with Dynamite Kansai against Mayumi Ozaki and Devil Masami. Carlos pinned Devil, but Masami turned around and immediately won the battle royale which followed, pinning Chikayo Nagashima with a Liger Bomb to end the show.

The 25th is Tuesday, and Tuesday means WAVE. Unfortunately, Tuesday only meant joshi for 49 people, as they continue to struggle at the gate. KAORU and Shu Shibutani won in their final match as a team before Shu's trip to Mexico. Shu hit a senton and KAORU followed up with the Valkyrie Splash to beat "Dark Mask" Bolshoi (i.e. GAMI). Yumi Ohka fell short again, losing to Ran Yu-Yu in a rather long match, 26 minutes. GAMI was upset with Ohka for her losing streak and wants her to regain her lost honor by beating Hiroyo Matsumoto in an upcoming show. I guess it's time to bring the caliber of opposition down to Yumi's level.

Also, Toshie Uematsu beat Saki Maemura at a ZERO1-MAX show. I guess Saki's plan to make Toshie a stepping stone didn't work. I think everyone expects Jamie D will give Saki a big ass-whipping in the upcoming AWA title match.

K-DOJO "CLUB-K 3000", September 22, 2007
Chiba BlueField
76 Fans

2. Apple Miyuki defeated Taku Anzawa (4:59) with the Jona Gold.
3. Yuji Hino & Makoto Oishi defeated Saburo Inematsu & Yuu Yamagata (3:46) with a Powerbomb by Hino on Yamagata.

Ibuki #17 September 23, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
339 Fans

1. Aska Ohki defeated Mio Shirai (8:07) with a Missile Kick.
2. Sakura Emi/Yuko Motohashi defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto/Misaki Ohata (14:01) when Emi used the Nyan Nyan Press on Ohata.
3. Mariko Yoshida defeated Tomoka Nakagawa (16:52) with a Crab Hold.
4. Atsuko Emoto defeated NAO (13:47) by Submission.
5. Kyoko Kimura/Cherry defeated Shu Shibutani/Aoi Kizuki (23:47) when Kimura used the Big Boot on Kizuki.

SUN "COLORS ~AQUA SPECIAL~" September 23, 2007
Chiba Kimitsu Aquamarine Studio
Passion Cup '07 Tag Tournament
600 Fans

1. Passion Cup Tag Tournament - Round 1: Kayoko Haruyama/Arisa Nakajima defeated Saki Maemura/Fuuka (18:23) when Haruyama used a Lariat on Maemura.
2. Passion Cup Tag Tournament - Round 1: Hikaru/Atsuko Emoto defeated Aja Kong/ZEST.CO (9:21) when Emoto pinned ZEST.CO with the World's No. 1.
3. Passion Cup Tag Tournament - Semi Final: Nanae Takahashi/Natsuki*Taiyo defeated Kayoko Haruyama/Arisa Nakajima (12:07) when Takahashi used the NANAMOMO Driver on Nakajima.
4. Passion Cup Tag Tournament - Semi Final: Hikaru/Atsuko Emoto defeated Shu Shibutani/Kana (13:19) when Hikaru used the Kusha Rhythm on Kana.
5. Passion Cup Tag Tournament - Final: Hikaru/Atsuko Emoto defeated Nanae Takahashi/Natsuki*Taiyo (13:19) when Hikaru used the Lanakilla-H on Natsuki.

WAVE "Osaka Rhapsody" September 23, 2007
Osaka Delfin Arena Dotonbori
302 Fans

1. Opening WAVE: Keito defeated Tomoko Morii (9:54) with a High Kick.
2. Panic WAVE: Toshie Uematsu/Ran Yu-Yu and Eiger/Sayuri Okino (20:50) drew due to a Double Count Out.
3. Road to Resurrection: Azumi Hyuga defeated Yumi Ohka (14:26) with the Michinoku Driver II.
4. Premium WAVE: Dynamite Kansai/GAMI/Command Bolshoi defeated Devil Masami/KAORU/Michiko Ohmukai (18:42) when GAMI pinned Ohmukai.
5. 14-Woman Battle Royale, Daily Sports Journal Cup, Special Battle WAVE: Yumi Ohka defeated GAMI (16:27). Others, in order of elimination: Azumi Hyuga, Eiger, Sayuri Okino, Dynamite Kansai, Michiko Ohmukai, Devil Masami, KAORU, Tomoko Morii, Toshie Uematsu, Ran Yu-Yu, Keito, Command Bolshoi.

IWA JAPAN September 23, 2007
Shinjuku FACE

Takeshi Minamino/Caribbean Ram defeated Jaguar Yokota/Hisamaru Tajima (3:29) by foul.
Dump Matsumoto/Sasori defeated Jumbo Hori/Sachie Abe (10:13) when Dump pinned Abe.

JWP "FLASHPOINT" September 24, 2007
Itabashi Green Hall
140 Fans

1. Misaki Ohata defeated Aska Ohki (8:22) with a Reverse Hit.
2. Sachie Abe/KAZUKI defeated Toshie Uematsu/Arisa Nakajima (9:46) when KAZUKI used the K-Crusher on Nakajima.
3. Kayoko Haruyama defeated Shu Shibutani (11:43) with the Orange Blossom.
4. Manami Toyota defeated Tsubasa Kuragaki (17:10) with the Japanese Ocean Queen Bee Bomb.
5. Azumi Hyuga/Command Bolshoi/Tojuki Leon defeated Keito/Kaori Yoneyama/Ran Yu-Yu (18:43) when Leon used the noki-A Backbreaker on Yoneyama.

NEO "VICTORIOUS" September 24, 2007
Itabashi Green Hall
128 Fans

1. Shu Shibutani defeated Aya Yuki (9:33) with the Northern Lights Suplex Hold.
2. Tanny Mouse/Yuki Miyazaki defeated Mika Mizunuma/Yuiga (8:48) when Tanny defeated
Mizunuma with a Cross Armbreaker.
3. Misae Genki defeated Mai Ichii (10:50) with the Nodowa Otoshi.
4. Toshie Uematsu/Ran Yu-Yu defeated Aoi Kizuki/Nagisa Nozaki (17:36) when Uematsu used a Diving Body Press on Nozaki.
5. Yoshiko Tamura defeated Tomoka Nakagawa (11:48) with the Patriot Buster.
6. Haruka Matsuo defeated Etsuko Mita (18:08) with a Cradle after "cheating".

OZ Academy September 24, 2007
Nagasaki Saikai Paradise

1. Aja Kong/Chikayo Nagashima defeated AKINO/Bullfight Sora when Kong used a Vertical Drop Brainbuster on Sora.
2. OZ Men's Match: Mt. Aso defeated Flame Shuichi with the Magma Splash.
3. Sonoko Kato defeated Obacchi Iizuka (11:26) with the Crown's Gate after a restart.
4. Dynamite Kansai/Carlos Amano defeated Mayumi Ozaki/Devil Masami (11:38) when Amano defeated Masami.
5. Battle Royale: Devil Masami defeated Chikayo Nagashima (10:50) with a Liger Bomb. Order of Elimination: Mt. Aso, Sonoko Kato, Mayumi Ozaki, Aja Kong, Dynamite Kansai, Flame
Shuichi, Carlos Amano, AKINO, Bullfight Sora, Chikayo Nagashima.

WAVE September 25, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
49 Fans

1. Opening WAVE: Michiko Ohmukai defeated Kyoko Kimura (8:20) with a Right Hook.
2. Lucha WAVE: KAORU/Shu Shibutani defeated Command Bolshoi/Dark Mask Bolshoi (GAMI) (19:20) when KAORU used the Valkyrie Splash on Dark Mask.
3. Comical WAVE: Obacchi Iizuka defeated Bullfight Sora (13:45) with the Obacchi Drop.
4. Road to Resurrection: Ran Yu-Yu defeated Yumi Ohka (26:27) with an Elbow Smash.

ZERO1-MAX "BRAND-NEW SENSATION WORLD 1JR.2007" September 25, 2007
Shizuoka Kira Messe Numazu
1300 Fans

2. SUN Offer Match: Toshie Uematsu defeated Saki Maemura (11:16) with a Cradle.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Schedule. Sept. 23-26


We have several shows coming up over the next few days. I've already previewed Sunday's schedule, reposted here, with Ibuki #17, SUN's one-day tag tourney, and WAVE's show in Osaka.

Monday the 24th is also busy. There will be a JWP/NEO double shot at Itabashi Green Hall. JWP goes first this time. Highlights include a singles match between Tsubasa Kuragaki and Manami Toyota and the main event, as Azumi Hyuga, Command Bolshoi, and Tojuki Leon clash with Ran Yu-Yu, Keito, and Kaori Yoneyama. The evening is NEO's turn. It looks like they are starting a new comedy angle, as the NEO Machine Gunz duo of Yuki Miyazaki and Tanny Mouse, fresh off of defending their good name and image against the Chinese imposters, now are challenged by "I.G.F.". I think it stands for "Indy Girls Fighting" and is some sort of parody of the Inoki Genome Federation. Yoshiko Tamura battles Tomoka Nakagawa, and Haruka Matsuo's first match as champion is a non-title bout against Etsuko Mita.

The OZ Academy is also in action on Monday. They are in Nagasaki. Devil Masami and Mayumi Ozaki will team up to challenge Dynamite Kansai and Carlos Amano. Oz has announced a 16-woman (well, 13 woman and 3 man) tournament for the #1 contender for Aja's title that will begin next month.

WAVE is in action on Tuesday. KAORU and her new protege, Shu Shibutani, will battle the masked Command Bolshoi and "Dark Mask" Bolshoi (GAMI), and Yumi Ohka's Road to Resurrection continues against Ran Yu-Yu. Also, Saki Maemura and Toshie Uematsu clash in a SUN offer match at a ZERO1-MAX show. Finally, Wednesday the 26th sees Cherry in action at a UNION event against an undetermined opponent.

Ibuki #17 September 23, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

1. Aska Ohki vs Mio Shirai
2. Sakura Emi/Yuko Motohashi vs Hiroyo Matsumoto/Misaki Ohata
3. Mariko Yoshida vs Tomoka Nakagawa
4. Atsuko Emoto vs NAO
5. Kyoko Kimura/Cherry vs Shu Shibutani/Aoi Kizuki

SUN "COLORS ~AQUA SPECIAL~" September 23, 2007
Chiba Kimitsu Aquamarine Studio
Passion Cup '07 Tag Tournament

1. Passion Cup Tag Tournament - Round 1: Aja Kong/ZEST.CO vs Hikaru/Atsuko Emoto
2. Passion Cup Tag Tournament - Round 1: Kayoko Haruyama/Arisa Nakajima vs Saki Maemura/Fuuka
3. Passion Cup Tag Tournament - Semi Final: Nanae Takahashi/Natsuki*Taiyo vs Winner of Match #2
4. Passion Cup Tag Tournament - Semi Final: Shu Shibutani/Kana vs Winner Match #1
5. Passion Cup Tag Tournament - Final

WAVE "Osaka Rhapsody" September 23, 2007
Osaka Delfin Arena

1. Keito vs Tomoko Morii
2. Toshie Uematsu/Ran Yu-Yu vs Eiger/Sayuri Okino
3. Devil Masami/KAORU/Michiko Ohmukai vs Dynamite Kansai/GAMI/Command Bolshoi
4. Road to Resurrection: Yumi Ohka vs Azumi Hyuga
5. 14-Woman Battle Royale

IWA JAPAN September 23, 2007
Shinjuku FACE

Sachie Abe/Jumbo Hori vs Dump Matsumoto/Sasori

JWP September 24, 2007 (afternoon)
Itabashi Green Hall

1. Aska Ohki vs Misaki Ohata
2. Sachie Abe/KAZUKI vs Toshie Uematsu/Arisa Nakajima
3. Kayoko Haruyama vs Shu Shibutani
4. Tsubasa Kuragaki vs Manami Toyota
5. Azumi Hyuga/Command Bolshoi/Tojuki Leon vs Keito/Kaori Yoneyama/Ran Yu-Yu

NEO "VICTORIOUS" September 24, 2007 (evening)
Itabashi Green Hall

1. Aya Yuki vs Shu Shibutani
2. NEO vs IGF Outbreak-of-War: Tanny Mouse/Yuki Miyazaki vs Mika Mizunuma/Yuiga
3. Misae Genki vs Mai Ichii
4. Nagisa Nozaki/Aoi Kizuki vs Toshie Uematsu/Ran Yu-Yu
5. Yoshiko Tamura vs Tomoka Nakagawa
6. Haruka Matsuo vs Etsuko Mita

OZ Academy "ENERGY" September 24, 2007
Nagasaki Saikai Paradise

1. AKINO/Bullfight Sora vs Aja Kong/Chikayo Nagashima
2. OZ Men's Match: ? vs ?
3. Sonoko Kato vs Obacchi Iizuka
4. Devil Masami/Mayumi Ozaki vs Dynamite Kansai/Carlos Amano
5. Battle Royale: Participants and Rules TBA

WAVE September 25, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

1. Michiko Ohmukai vs Kyoko Kimura
2. Obacchi Iizuka vs Bullfight Sora
3. KAORU/Shu Shibutani vs Command Bolshoi/Dark Mask Bolshoi (GAMI)
4. Road to Resurrection: Yumi Ohka vs Ran Yu-Yu

ZERO1-MAX "BRAND-NEW SENSATION WORLD 1JR.2007" September 25, 2007
Shizuoka Kira Messe Numazu

2. SUN Offer Match: Saki Maemura vs Toshie Uematsu

UNION Septemeber 26, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

3. Cherry vs X

Results, September 19-22

We have several shows coming up over the next couple of days, so I'm going to update the mid-week and Saturday results now-there weren't very many.

MAKEHEN had a show on Wednesday. It sounds like people are getting into the Shirai sisters, as they have a bit of a dirty schoolgirl look going and they are learning some flashy moves. I haven't seen them yet. Anyway, Io counted the lights, as she was pinned by Yuu Yamagata in a mixed 6-person tag.

Saturday had a HUSTLE show and a SUN show, so lots of sportz entertainment. \(^o^)/ Chie was victorious, defeating Red Devil Spider. SUN, after a press conference setting up the next few weeks, ran a show at Shinjuku FACE. Kana made her return to active duty, losing the opener to Nanae. Toshie Uematsu and ZEST.CO beat Fuuka and Natsuki*Taiyo, Aja continues to own Hikaru, and Nanae made it two pins as she topped Tojuki Leon in the SUN vs JWP tag. Oh, and Toshie has a new T-shirt and has been showing off her hard body and there's some sort of angle where she might do a photo book.

MAKEHEN 10 September 19, 2007
Shin-kiba 1st Ring

5. KAZMA, Yuu Yamagata & Arisa Nakajima defeated Tomohiko Hashimoto, Mio Shirai & Io Shirai when Yamagata pinned Io.

HUSTLE 26 September 22nd 2007
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium

1. KUSHIDA, \(^o^)/ Chie & Ryouji Sai beat Giant Vabo, "Monster K'" Kohei Sato & Red Devil
Spider (9:17) when Chie used the Banzai Headbutt on Spider

SUN "COLORS ~saFIRE!!!~" Septmeber 22, 2007
Shinjuku FACE
380 Fans

1. Kana Return Match: Nanae Takahashi defeated Kana (10:42) with a Shoulder Attack.
2. Shu Shibutani defeated Bullfight Sora (8:27) with a Hurricanrana.
3. Toshie Uematsu/ZEST.CO defeated Natsuki*Taiyo/Fuuka (12:34) when Uematsu defeated Fuuka by cajoling/coaxing (?). (Not sure what happened or who ZEST.CO is yet)
4. Aja Kong defeated Hikaru (11:32) with a Diving Elbow Drop.
5. SUN vs JWP: Nanae Takahashi/Saki Maemura defeated Azumi Hyuga/Tojuki Leon (22:15) when Takahashi used the Nanaracka on Leon.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Results, September 16-18


The big news in joshi was a title change at NEO's "BEAT UP 07" event at Korakuen Hall on Monday the 17th. The undercard saw Aya Yuki and Makoto score rare victories, Misae Genki and Kaoru Ito go to a short time-limit draw, the real NEO Machine Gunz saved their "intellectual property" from two imposter teams, and Ayako Hamada making Sakura Emi the latest victim of the AP Cross. I don't think a lot of joshi fans really thought NEO President Koda was going to pull the trigger and put the NEO/NWA Pacific belts on Haruka, even though she's called "future ace". But it did happen, although some of the Japanese bloggers at the show criticized the match as not being worthy of a big title switch. I believe that NEO was unwilling to give the "rub" of dethroning Tamura after 2 years and 15-ish title defenses to an outsider, and Matsuo is the member of the NEO roster that makes the most sense to give the big push too. Everyone else is either out (Kyoko Inoue), too old and beat-up (Etsuko Mita), credible but would gain little from recapturing the title (Genki), a joke (Tanny), needs to be separated from the joke (Miyazaki), or way too young and green (Nozaki/Aya Yuki). It will be interesting to see if NEO plans to build Matsuo as the ace, or if she quickly drops the belt back to Tamura or to someone like Ayako Hamada or Azumi Hyuga.

The other major event, also on Monday, was the Oz Academy/Osaka Pro mixed tag tournament, held over an afternoon and evening show at Shinjuku FACE. The afternoon show featured the quarterfinals. My predictions were poor. I thought AKINO, Aja, and Chikayo would both go far, but their teams were all eliminated in the first round by Okonomida Kansai!, Command Bolshoi, and Sonoko Kato, respectively. Mayumi Ozaki's team eliminated Carlos Amano's team, and the joke was that Carlos had to dress up as "Cutie Reiko". I guess Carlos doesn't know the Cutie Special, but Ozaki remembers the Tequila Sunrise and gets the win. The four losing ladies were supposed to meet in a tag match, but it turned into a four-way individual match. "Cutie" won this time, pinning Aja who was probably laughing too hard to defend herself.

The evening session featured the semifinals, the final, and several matches with the Osaka Pro guys. Bolshoi Kid & Kuishinbo Kamen met Kansai and Takoyakida in the final. Takoyakida pinned the girl clown to win the tourney.

Other action included a JWP show at the Tokyo Cinema Club, with Kuragaki and Haruyama beating WANTED (Abe & KAZUKI) in the main event, an OZ Academy offer match at a Big Japan show (Oz and Kansai beat Aja and Carlos, and I think this match might have been the reason for Amano's costume change), Apple Miyuki losing as usual at a K-DOJO show, and Toshie Uematsu's indy guy partner getting pinned by Yuri Urai's indy guy partner at Guts World. Oh, and 58 people showed up to watch WAVE. Wait, someone was late, it was 59. I shouldn't poke fun, but the Tuesday night shows are not drawing well. AKINO and Tojuki Leon beat KAORU and Shu Shibutani. Shu wants to face two masked wrestlers next week before going to Mexico. It'll probably be noki-A. Yumi Ohka lost again in the main event, as Uematsu got her in a Crab Hold in 9 minutes.

JWP "FLASH POINT" September 16, 2007 (afternoon)
Tokyo Cinema Club
192 Fans

1. Keito/Arisa Nakajima defeated Toshie Uematsu/Aska Ohki (9:38) when Nakajima pinned Ohki with the Cutie Special.
2. Command Bolshoi defeated Aoi Kizuki (10:47) with a Sensei Hold.
3. Ran Yu-Yu defeated Tojuki Leon (17:45) with an Elbow Smash.
4. Azumi Hyuga/Kaori Yoneyama defeated Nanae Takahashi/Saki Maemura (22:54) when Yoneyama pinned Maemura with a Shiranui.
5. Tsubasa Kuragaki/Kayoko Haruyama defeated Sachie Abe/KAZUKI (17:35) when Haruyama defeated Abe with the Keene Hammer.

BIG JAPAN September 16, 2007
Hatagaya Elementary School

3. OZ Academy Offer Match: Mayumi Ozaki/Dynamite Kansai defeated Aja Kong/Carlos Amano (9:23) when Kansai beat Amano.

NEO "BEAT UP 2007" September 17, 2007 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
791 Fans

1. Aya Yuki/Atsuko Emoto defeated Mariko Yoshida/Hiroyo Matsumoto (11:35) when Yuki used a Kamikaze attack on Matsumoto.
2. Etsuko Mita/Miki Ishii/Makoto defeated Nagisa Nozaki/Aoi Kizuki/Hikari Manami (13:17) when Makoto used a Double Arm Suplex Hold on Manami.
3. Misae Genki vs Kaoru Ito (15:00) went to a Time Limit Draw.
4. 3 Way Intellectual Property Scramble Tag Match, Lucha Rules: NEO Machine Gunz (Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki) defeated the Kuangtung Machine Gunz (Kaori Yoneyama & Kayoko Haruyama) & Sichuan Machine Gunz (Toshie Uematsu & GAMI) (13:42) when Tanny used a Front Rolling Tanny Butt on Sichuan Yuki (GAMI).
5. Ayako Hamada defeated Sakura Emi (17:52) with the AP Cross.
6. NEO/NWA Pacific Championships: Haruka Matsuo defeated Yoshiko Tamura (c) (18:33) with the Mac to become the 18th Champion.

OZ Academy "OZ MYSTERIOUS DANCE" September 17, 2007 (GAORA TV)
Shinjuku FACE
Mixed Tag Team Tournament (with Osaka Pro)

1. Quarterfinal: Okonomida Kansai! (Dynamite Kansai)/Takoykida defeated AKINO/Tigers Mask (9:45) when Kansai used the Okonmijistral on AKINO.
2. Quarterfinal: Mayumi Ozaki/Condor defeated Carlos Amano/Billy Ken Kid (14:13) when Ozaki used the Tequila Sunrise on Amano.
3. Quarterfinal: Bolshoi Kid/Kuishinbo Kamen defeated Aja Kong/Miracle Man (8:57) when Bolshoi used a Hurricanrana on Miracle Man.
4. Quarterfinal: Sonoko Kato/Atsushi Kotoge defeated Chikayo Nagashima/Asian Cougar (13:45) by Count-Out.
5. Losers Tag, Teams Draw by Lot: Aja Kong/Cutie Reiko (Amano) vs Chikayo Nagashima/AKINO was changed into a Four-Way Match:
5a. Four-Way Match: Cutie Reiko defeated Aja Kong, Chikayo Nagashima, & AKINO (7:53) by pinning Kong.

OSAKA PRO "OSAKA PRO TOKYO STORY #6" September 17, 2007 (GAORA TV)
Shinjuku FACE
Mixed Tag Team Tournament (with OZ Academy)
512 fANS

2. Semifinal: Kuishinbo Kamen & Bolshoi Kid defeated Atsushi Kotoge & Sonoko Kato (8:04) with a Small Package Hold by Kamen on Kotoge.
3. Semifinal: Takoyakida & Okonomida Kansai! (Dynamite Kansai) defeated Condor & Mayumi Ozaki (9:05) with the Splash Mountain by Kansai on Ozaki.
5. Final: Takoyakida & Okonomida Kansai! defeated Kuishinbo Kamen & Bolshoi Kid (7:23) when Takoyakida pinned Bolshoi.

K-DOJO "R-60" September 17, 2007
Chiba Blue Field
147 Fans

2. Daigoro Kashiwa defeated Apple Miyuki (7:30) with the Mapputatsu.

GUTS WORLD "Vol. 21" September 17, 2007
Itabashi Green Hall
178 Fans

DAISUKE/Yuri Urai defeated SUZKI/Toshie Uematsu (11:26) when DAISUKE used a Dragon Suplex Hold on SUZKI.

WAVE September 18, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
59 Fans

1. Opening Wave (3-Way Match): GAMI defeated Ran Yu-Yu & Kyoko Kimura (13:03) by rolling up Kimura.
2. Comical Wave: Bullfight Sora defeated Lingerie Muto (8:51) with a Shining Wizard.
3. Lucha Wave: AKINO/Tojuki Leon defeated KAORU/Shu Shibutani (18:07) when Leon used the Leon Stone on Shibutani.
4. Road to Resurrection: Toshie Uematsu defeated Yumi Ohka (9:35) with a Crab Hold.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Schedule, September 17-23


We've got quite a bit of action coming up over the next week. Monday is a holiday in Japan. I've already talked about the NEO "BEAT UP 2007" show in Korakuen Hall. NEO's feud with the Ito Dojo will feature in the Genki vs Ito and Emi vs Hamada matches, three tag teams battle for the intellectual property of the Machine Gunz name, and Tamura defends her belts against "future ace" Haruka Matsuo. Also previously mentioned is the OZ Academy/Osaka Pro mixed tag team tournament, taking place over afternoon and evening shows at Shinjuku FACE.

A more obscure show I ran across running on Monday is a charity event in Wakayama Prefectural Gymnasium, titled "Profession Wrestling vs Variety Show vs Song". There is puro (joshi and guys), along with singers and other entertainment. I don't know the cause, but there are three joshi matches. Sachie Abe and Arisa Nakajima team against Dump Matsumoto and Sasori. Is Arisa old enough to be assaulted by Dump's weapons? We also have Keito and KAORU teaming up against Jaguar Yokota and Ariya, and a singles match with Aska Ohki vs KAZUKI. Ohki is taking Kaori Yoneyama's place, presumably because Yoneyama will be busy playing the role of a Fake Tanny Mouse at the NEO show.

WAVE is running Shin-Kiba 1st Ring on Tuesday. Hopefully the lowered ticket prices get more butts in the seats. I'm already laughing at how funny Lingerie Muto vs Bullfight Sora will be. The main event is Toshie Uematsu vs Yumi Ohka. If Yumi's gonna win anything in this Road to Resurrection series, it will be this one because she ain't beating Azumi Hyuga on Sunday the 23rd.

Wednesday the 19th has MAKEHEN #10 at Shin-Kiba. There will be a mixed tag match with Tomohiko Hashimoto and the Shirai sisters (Mio & Io) teaming against KAZMA, Yuu Yamagata, and Arisa Nakajima.

SUN will have a pair of shows on Saturday and Sunday (the 22nd/23rd). Saturday features Kana's return match against Nanae Takahashi, the "debut" of ZEST.CO, who will team with Toshie Uematsu against Natsuki*Taiyo and Fuuka, and a Hikaru vs Aja Kong main event. ZEST.CO is billed as THE*ZEST's younger sister. Maybe Sugi has a new mask & costume, this time in drag, or maybe someone else we know will be under the mask. SUN is running a one-day tag tourney on Sunday for the Passion Cup. There are six teams, so two lucky teams get byes. I'm going to predict a Aja/ZEST.CO versus Nanae/Natsuki final.

Ibuki #17 will be at Shin-Kiba on Sunday. Highlights are Tomoka Nakagawa getting a serious test in a singles match against the teacher, Mariko Yoshida, and Kyoko Kimura teaming with Cherry against Shu Shibutani and Aoi Kizuki in the main event.

WAVE will venture away from Tokyo and will be at the New Delfin Arean in Osaka on Sunday. The full card isn't up yet, but so far we have Yumi Ohka vs Azumi Hyuga, Toshie and Ran against LLPW champs President Eiger and Sayuri Okino, and an old ladies match featuring Devil Masami, KAORU, and the soon-to-be retired Michiko Ohmukai facing Dynamite Kansai, GAMI, and Command Bolshoi. Speaking of old ladies, IWA Japan will have a random joshi match featuring Jumbo Hori and Sachie Abe against Dump & Sasori.

NEO "BEAT UP 2007" September 17, 2007 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Aya Yuki/Atsuko Emoto vs Mariko Yoshida/Hiroyo Matsumoto
2. Etsuko Mita/Miki Ishii/Makoto vs Nagisa Nozaki/Aoi Kizuki/Hikari Manami
3. Misae Genki vs Kaoru Ito
4. 3 Way Tag Match: NEO Machine Gunz vs Kuangtung (Guangdong) Machine Gunz vs Sichuan Machine Gunz (The winner of the match wins the rights to the intellectual property of the NEO Machine Gunz name)
5. Sakura Emi vs Ayako Hamada
6. NEO/NWA Pacific Championships: Yoshiko Tamura (c) vs Haruka Matsuo

OZ Academy "OZ MYSTERIOUS DANCE" September 17, 2007 (GAORA TV)
Shinjuku FACE
Mixed Tag Team Tournament (with Osaka Pro)

1. Quarterfinal: ??? (probably Dynamite Kansai)/Takoykida vs AKINO/Tigers Mask
2. Quarterfinal: Mayumi Ozaki/Condor vs Carlos Amano/Billy Ken Kid
3. Quarterfinal: Bolshoi Kid/Kuishinbo Kamen vs Aja Kong/Miracle Man
4. Quarterfinal: Chikayo Nagashima/Asian Cougar vs Sonoko Kato/Atsushi Kotoge
5. Losers' Tag: Tag match between the 4 losing women with teams drawn by lots.

OSAKA PRO September 17, 2007 (GAORA TV)
Shinjuku FACE
Mixed Tag Team Tournament (with OZ Academy)

1. Semifinal
2. Semifinal
3. Final
(Probably other matches involving Osaka Pro workers)

“Professional Wrestling vs Variety Show vs Song” September 17, 2007
Wakayama Prefectural Gymnasium
Charity Show

1. Sachie Abe/Arisa Nakajima vs Dump Matsumoto/Sasori
2. Keito/KAORU vs Jaguar Yokota/Ariya
3. Aska Ohki vs KAZUKI
(Card also has men's matches, singers, and other entertainment)

WAVE September 18, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

1. Opening Wave (3-Way Match): Gami vs Ran Yu-Yu vs Kyoko Kimura
2. Lucha Wave: KAORU/Shu Shibutani vs AKINO/Tojuki Leon
3. Comical Wave: Lingerie Muto vs Bullfight Sora
4. Road to Resurrection: Toshie Uematsu vs Yumi Ohka

MAKEHEN 10 September 19, 2007
Shin-kiba 1st Ring

5. Tomohiko Hashimoto, Mio Shirai & Io Shirai vs. KAZMA, Yuu Yamagata & Arisa Nakajima

SUN "COLORS ~saFIRE!!!~" Septmeber 22, 2007
Shinjuku FACE

1. Kana Return Match: Kana vs Nanae Takahashi
2. Bullfight Sora vs Shu Shibutani
3. Natsuki*Taiyo/Fuuka vs Toshie Uematsu/ZEST.CO
4. SUN vs JWP: Nanae Takahashi/Saki Maemura vs Azumi Hyuga/Tojuki Leon
5. Hikaru vs Aja Kong

Ibuki #17 September 23, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

1. Aska Ohki vs Mio Shirai
2. Emi Sakura/Yuko Motohashi vs Hiroyo Matsumoto/Misaki Ohata
3. Mariko Yoshida vs Tomoka Nakagawa
4. Atsuko Emoto vs NAO
5. Kyoko Kimura/Cherry vs Shu Shibutani/Aoi Kizuki

SUN "COLORS ~AQUA SPECIAL~" September 23, 2007
Chiba Kimitsu Aquamarine Studio
Passion Cup '07 Tag Tournament

1. Fuuka/Saki Maemura vs Kayoko Haruyama/Arisa Nakajima
2. Hikaru/Atsuko Emoto vs Aja Kong/ZEST.CO
3. Nanae Takahashi/Natsuki*Taiyo vs Winner of #1
4. Kana/Shu Shibutani vs Winner of #2
5. Winner of #3 vs Winner of #4

WAVE "Osaka Rhapsody" September 23, 2007
Osaka Delfin Arena

1. Road to Resurrection: Yumi Ohka vs Azumi Hyuga
2. Toshie Uematsu/Ran Yu-Yu vs Eiger/Sayuri Okino
3. Devil Masami/KAORU/Michiko Ohmukai vs Dynamite Kansai/GAMI/Command Bolshoi
(Two other matches TBA-order of matches unknown)

IWA JAPAN September 23, 2007
Shinjuku FACE

Sachie Abe/Jumbo Hori vs Dump Matsumoto/Sasori

Results, September 9-15


JWP had a dojo show on the 9th. The pictured rookies, Arisa Nakajima and Aska Ohki, went to a 15 minute time-limit draw. I'm not sure if this means anything in the big picture or if this is just an opportunity for them to have a longer singles match without someone to carry them. Command Bolshoi won the main event for her team with a "Chestnut Strike". I didn't know joshi wrestlers had chestnuts.

Also on the 9th, Kyoko Kimura and Bullfight Sora were in a mixed tag match at a Big Japan show. Kimura got the pinfall, using a diving senton.

Tuesday the 11th featured a WAVE show. Yumi Ohka lost again in her "Resurrection" series against big names, dropping this match to SUN ace Nanae Takahashi. Toshie Uematsu and Ran Yu-Yu won again, this time over GAMI and Bullfight. Toshie then challenged Yumi and that is next week's main event. After a good crowd for the debut, WAVE has drawn only 55 and 86 fans, respectively, for the last two shows. GAMI has responded with lower ticket prices and deals for locals who live near Shin-Kiba and for students.

On Saturday the 15th, there were two SUN offer matches at ZERO1-MAX's show in Akagi City. Saki Maemura is temporarily off of jobber duty, beating Bullfight Sora, who seemingly lost in every single match held this week. I think Saki will pick up a few more wins until her AWA title shot against Jamie D. Then she'll get killed and things will return to normal. Nanae Takahashi teamed with S-Ovation youngster Hiroyo Matsumoto and they beat Shu Shibutani and Natsuki*Taiyo.

JWP September 9, 2007
JWP Exercise Hall

1. Kaori Yoneyama/Tojuki Leon defeated Keito/Sachie Abe (9:21) when Leon pinned Abe with a Side Cradle.
2. Arisa Nakajima vs Aska Ohki (15:00) went to a time-limit draw.
3. Command Bolshoi/Tsubasa Kuragaki/Kayoko Haruyama defeated Azumi Hyuga/KAZUKI/Loser of Match #1 (Sachie Abe) (13:03) when Bolshoi used a Chestnut Strike on KAZUKI.

BIG JAPAN "KATSURA SPECIAL 10" September 9, 2007 (Samurai! TV)
Koshigaya Katsura Studio
450 Fans

3. Mixed Tag Match: Abdullah Kobayashi & Kyoko Kimura beat Shadow WX & Bullfight Sora (12:57) after a Diving Senton by Kimura against Sora.

WAVE "RIDE ON THE WAVE" September 11, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
86 Fans

1. Opening Wave: KAORU defeated Kyoko Kimura (19:07) with a Moonsault Press.
2. Lucha Wave: AKINO defeated Shu Shibutani (16:38) with the noki-A Backbreaker.
3. Comical Wave: Toshie Uematsu/Ran Yu-Yu defeated GAMI/Bullfight Sora (14:41) when Uematsu beat Sora by pushing her over GAMI (or something like that).
4. Road to Resurrection: Nanae Takahashi defeated Yumi Ohka (21:24) with a Backdrop.

ZERO1-MAX "BRAND-NEW SENSATION" September 15, 2007
Akagi City Movement Nature Park Gymnasium

2. SUN Offer Match: Saki Maemura defeated Bullfight Sora (14:24) with a Horizontal Cradle.
4. SUN Offer Match: Nanae Takahashi/Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Shu Shibutani/Natsuki*Taiyo (21:20) when Takahashi used a Backdrop Suplex on shibutani.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Some updates and corrections

As reported at the JoshiFans message board (link is on the right hand side), Pro-Wrestling SUN has another one of their infamous press conferences today. The usual 4 SUN girls were accompanied by Kana (on the right), who is coming out of retirement. Her return match is against Nanae on the 22nd (I'll have upcoming SUN cards as we get closer to the shows) and was not impressed that Nanae was booked for a later match at that show, since she might not be able to wrestle again after Kana is through with her. Uh, OK. Kana's attitude is pretty heelish. Maybe she wants to join R.E.M.

Speaking of R.E.M., Aja crashed the press conference and made fun of Hikaru. Hikaru is defending her EWA title in Hawaii on the 15th in a 3-way match against Tracy Taylor and Malia Hosaka. Aja bragged about beating Hosaka "in ancient times". I don't remember that. I remember Akira Hokuto squashing Malia in WCW, but I think Aja might be confusing Malia with Chapparita ASARI :-)

Jamie Dee will be back in Japan next month to defend the AWA Women's Japan Championship against Saki Maemura. I'm not sure what Saki has done to warrant a shot at the most important of the many belts in SUN, but I doubt Jamie Dee is losing this match. This would be like Stevie Richards getting a shot at John Cena and the WWE belt. Actually, that might be kind of cool.

I originally thought SUN and ZERO1-MAX were doing a mixed tag tournament on Sept 23-24, but it appears that I was wrong. SUN is having a one day tag tournament (girlz only) on the 23rd and ZERO1-MAX is having their own thing on the 24th.

Also, I'll quickly mention that there are a couple of special shows on September 30th. Fuuka is having her first "Fuuka Matsuri" or festival. Kana is there as well. Fuuka will have a martial arts exhibition against a girl who is the "idol" of karate (Frank Pozen has stuff about her on his blog). That same day, the somewhat older and less cute Devil Masami will have her 30th Anniversary show. The last time Fuuka had a special show (her 3rd anniversary), it was the same night as the Jaguar Yokota show. Devil's show is being produced by Empress Produce and Nagayo Produce, so you'd expect people associated with Devil and Chigusa through AJW, JWP, and GAEA to be on the card. So far this is the case. Two matches have been announced: a Sendai Girls tag team match and a 6-way match involving the GAEA generation, but separated from their typical partner. That match is Meiko Satomura/Toshie Uematsu/Chikayo Nagashima vs Sonoko Kato/Ran Yu-Yu/Carlos Amano. I'll have full cards for these shows in the future. Who knows, maybe Nagayo will be unable to resist a "cameo" appearance.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Schedule, September 9-17

We have quite a few shows over the next week, especially Monday Sept. 17th, which seems to be a holiday in Japan. The picture is from Toshie Uematsu's blog. She worked an Ice Ribbon show recently. I don't really keep up on Ice Ribbon, but it looks like the weird 666 promotion was there as well. Puroresu is so weird sometimes!

Sunday the 9th is pretty empty, as we've got nothing but a JWP dojo show. The rookies Arisa Nakajima and Aska Ohki will face each other and the main event is a 6 woman tag with chestnuts involved.

WAVE will be at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring on Tuesday 9/11. We have Hardcore Wave with KAORU and Kyoko Kimura, Comical Wave with Toshie and Ran against GAMI and Bullfighter Sora, Road to Mexico Lucha Wave with Shu Shibutani against an opponent to be named later, and another match in the Road to Resurrection series, as Yumi Ohka faces Nanae Takahashi. I've heard that Shu and Bullfighter will be going to Mexico.

On Saturday the 15th, there's a ZERO1-MAX show with a SUN offer match yet to be determined. Sunday the 16th will feature a double shot by JWP at the Tokyo Cinema Club. The afternoon show is a normal card. Highlights are Azumi Hyuga and Kaori Yoneyama taking on the SUN team of Nanae and Saki Maemura, and JWP tag champs Tsubasa Kuragaki and Kayoko Haruyama against Sachie Abe and KAZUKI, although it hasn't been announced as a title match. The evening show is restricted to members of the JWP Fan Club. There will be a sparring match between unnamed trainees (maybe JWP will have someone to debut at the Jr. All Stars show on New Years' Eve), a 10 woman tag match, something with Azumi Hyuga, and a photo session. Also on Sunday, there will be an OZ Academy offer match at a Big Japan show being held at an elementary school (!). Mayumi Ozaki and Dynamite Kansai will reform their classic team for the first time in the Oz Academy and face Aja Kong and Carlos Amano.

On Monday the 17th, we have a major NEO show and OZ Academy playing with the boys from Osaka Pro. NEO is at Korakuen Hall with the BEAT UP 07 show. We now have Machine Gunz from various provinces of China, as there will be a three-way tag match between the NEO Machine Gunz, the Guangdong Machine Gunz, and the Sichuan Machine Gunz. The winner of the match wins the intellectual property (?) to the NEO Machine Gunz name. What, no Motor City Machine Gunz? Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin could use the work! Also on the card are big singles matches between Misae Genki and Kaoru Ito, Sakura Emi and Ayako Hamada, and a NEO/NWA Pacific title defense by champion Yoshiko Tamura against "future ace" Haruka Matsuo. I'm not expecting a title change, but I think the NEO/Ito Dojo feud will continue to heat up.

Shinjuku FACE will have the GAORA TV crew and two shows, where OZ Academy and Osaka Pro will have a mixed tag tournament. Dynamite Kansai is supposedly missing, but everyone knows that the "Mystery Woman" against AKINO and Tigers Mask will be Dynamite. Maybe Dynamite will be in disguise and hopefully AKINO will work the noki-A gimmick. Other quarterfinal highlights include Aja Kong against clowns (Bolshoi Kid and Kuishinbo Kamen) and GAEA classmates Chikayo Nagashima and Sonoko Kato at each other's throats again. The evening show will feature the semifinals and finals of the tournament, and probably some men's matches.

JWP "OTAMU-Festival" September 9, 2007
JWP Exercise Hall

1. Kaori Yoneyama/Tojuki Leon vs Keito/Sachie Abe
2. Arisa Nakajima vs Aska Ohki
3. Azumi Hyuga/KAZUKI/Loser of Match #1 vs Command Bolshoi/Tsubasa Kuragaki/Kayoko Haruyama

WAVE "RIDE ON THE WAVE" September 11, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

1. Hardcore Wild Heart WAVE: KAORU vs Kyoko Kimura
2. Road to Ace Comical WAVE: Toshie Uematsu/Ran Yu-Yu vs Bullfighter Sora/GAMI
3. Road to Mexico LUCHA WAVE: Shu Shibutani vs ?
4. Road to Resurrection: Yumi Ohka vs Nanae Takahashi


ZERO1-MAX September 15, 2007
Akagi Synthesis Nature Park Gym

SUN Offer Match: Nanae Takahashi, Saki Maemura, Natsuki*Taiyo, Bullfighter Sora, Shu Shibutani

JWP September 16, 2007 (afternoon)
Tokyo Cinema Club

1. Keito/Arisa Nakajima vs Toshie Uematsu/Aska Ohki
2. Command Bolshoi vs Aoi Kizuki
3. Tojuki Leon vs Ran Yu-Yu
4. Azumi Hyuga/Kaori Yoneyama vs Nanae Takahashi/Saki Maemura
5. Tsubasa Kuragaki/Kayoko Haruyama vs Sachie Abe/KAZUKI

JWP September 16, 2007 (evening)
Tokyo Cinema Club
Fan Club Limited Event

1. Trainees Sparring Match
2. Special 10 Woman Tag Match
3. Something with Azumi Hyuga
4. Photo Session

BIG JAPAN September 16, 2007
Hatagaya Elementary School

3. OZ Academy Offer Match: Mayumi Ozaki/Dynamite Kansai vs Aja Kong/Carlos Amano

NEO "BEAT UP 2007" September 17, 2007 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Aya Yuki/Atsuko Emoto vs Mariko Yoshida/Hiroyo Matsumoto
2. Etsuko Mita/Miki Ishii/Makoto vs Nagisa Nozaki/Aoi Kizuki/x (one of the Ice Ribbon kids)
3. Misae Genki vs Kaoru Ito
4. 3 Way Tag Match: NEO Machine Gunz vs Guangdong Machine Gunz vs Sichuan Machine Gunz (Winner gets the right to use the Machine Gunz name)
5. Ayako Hamada vs Emi Sakura
6. NEO/NWA Pacific Championships: Yoshiko Tamura (c) vs Haruka Matsuo

OZ Academy "OZ MYSTERIOUS DANCE" September 17, 2007 (GAORA TV)
Shinjuku FACE
Mixed Tag Team Tournament (with Osaka Pro)

1. Quarterfinal: ??? (probably Dynamite Kansai)/Takoykida vs AKINO/Tigers Mask
2. Quarterfinal: Mayumi Ozaki/Condor vs Carlos Amano/Billy Ken Kid
3. Quarterfinal: Bolshoi Kid/Kuishinbo Kamen vs Aja Kong/Miracle Man
4. Quarterfinal: Chikayo Nagashima/Asian Cougar vs Sonoko Kato/Atsushi Kotoge
5. Tag match between the 4 losing women-teams drawn by lots.

OSAKA PRO September 17, 2007 (GAORA TV)
Shinjuku FACE
Mixed Tag Team Tournament (with OZ Academy)

Semifinals and Final

Results, September 3-8



With nothing but a JWP dojo show tomorrow, I'm going to go ahead and post the week's results in joshi puroresu.

Except for WAVE's second show, which I've already posted results for, there was limited action during the workweek. K-DOJO had a show celebrating the 15th anniversary of TAKA Michinoku. Both Apple Miyuki and Yuu Yamagata were on losing tag teams. The SUN girls were on tour with ZERO1-MAX. The most interesting result was a mixed tag match on the 5th, where Munenori Sawa (who left his tutu behind in LLPW) and Bullfighter Sora defeated Osamu Namiguchi and Nanae Takahashi. The pinfall involved the guys. This could be practice for a rumored mixed tag tourney later this month. OZ and Osaka Pro already have a mixed tag tourney scheduled, so it must be the cool thing to do in puro this month.

Sendai Girls held a show at Zepp Sendai on Saturday. They hosted the Ito Dojo and the Sendai youngsters all got new names. Highlights included the first pinfalls scored by Sendai rookies over outside opponents, as Sachiko Kanari beat Hanako Kobayashi and Ayane Mizumura beat Midori (who apparently grew up in Sendai). Yurie Kaneko lost to Mai Ichii and Chisako Kanari has a sore tummy after taking the footstomp from Kaoru Ito. The team of Meiko Satomura and Akari Okuda had a chance to win the day for your hometown team, but the Double Ayakos (Hamada and Sato) won the rubber match as Hamada defeated Okuda. JWP will be the next visitors to Sendai, in early October.

Oh, and here are the new names; I'm still shaky on a few. Sachiko Kanari is now "Sendai Sachiko" and Chisako Kanari is "DASH CHISAKO". Akari Okuda is kind of old-school, as evidenced by her love of the JUMPINUNI ATTAK. Maybe she liked wrestlers with names like Lioness, Eagle, Bison, and Bull. She's now "Tyrannosaurus Okuda". I don't like this name. Yurie Kaneko's new name translated as "Tragic Love". I couldn't make out Ayane Mizumura's name, but it's a combination of her family and given names and it's something like "Mizaya". Maybe she can just be "The Miz" and use too much gel in her hair and act like a douchebag fratboy. Oh, that would be infringement of WWE creativity!

Finally, NEO went to Kitazawa for their final show before the big BEAT UP 07 show coming up in Korakuen Hall. The Chinese Machine Gunz beat the NEO Machine Gunz, as Chinese Yuki used the "Evil Principal's Clutch" on Tanny. I can't confirm the identity of the Chinese Machine Gunz yet. We also saw Mika Mizunuma's comeback match, but she lost to Aya Yuki. Haruka Matsuo was unable to score a win before her title shot, as the team of Yoshiko Tamura, Azumi Hyuga, and Arisa Nakajima beat Haruka, Shu Shibutani, and Tomoka Nakagawa.

K-DOJO "CLUB-K SUPER downtown ~ TAKA Michinoku 15th Anniversary Performance", September 4, 2007 (GAORA TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
633 Fans

1. Handicap Match: Kunio Toshima & PSYCHO defeated Daigoro Kashiwa, Apple Miyuki, Taku Anzawa & Hiro Tonai (4:49) when Toshima used a Backdrop on Kashiwa.
2. Yuji Hino & Makoto Oishi defeated Saburo Inematsu & Yuu Yamagata (7:39) with a Powerbomb by Hino on Inematsu.

ZERO1-MAX "BRAND-NEW SENSATION", September 3, 2007
Tomakomai Kawazoe Park Gymnasium
1,300 Fans

3. Pro-Wrestling SUN Offer Match: Nanae Takahashi & Bullfight Sora defeated Hikaru & Saki Maemura (14:30) when Nanae used a Backdrop on Saki.

ZERO1-MAX "BRAND-NEW SENSATION", Septemeber 5, 2007
Nakashibetsu City Gymnasium
1,500 Fans

2. Mixed Tag Match: Munenori Sawa & Bulfighter Sora defeated Osamu Namiguchi & Nanae Takahashi (14:42) with a Cross Armbreaker by Sawa on Namiguchi.
3. Pro-Wrestling SUN Offer Match: Hikaru defeated Saki Maemura (7:38) with the Lanakilla-H.

SENDAI GIRLS "KIZUNA" September 8, 2007
Zepp Sendai
700 Fans

1. Mai Ichii defeated Yurie Kaneko (8:27) with the Comet Kick.
2. Sachiko Kanari defeated Hanako Kobayashi (9:29) with a German Suplex Hold.
3. Ayane Mizumura defeated Midori (8:04) with a Top-Rope Diving Guillotine Leg Drop.
4. Kaoru Ito defeated Chisako Kanari (11:40) with a Top-Rope Diving Foot Stomp.
5. Ayako Hamada/Ayako Sato defeated Meiko Satomura/Akari Okuda (25:39) when Hamada used the AP Cross on Okuda.

NEO "LIVE IN KITAZAWA" September 8, 2007
Kitazawa Town Hall
151 Fans

1. Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Nagisa Nozaki (9:32) with the Argentine Backbreaker to Stomach Buster.
2. Aya Yuki defeated Mika Mizunuma (9:03) with the STF.
3. Chinese Machine Gunz defeated NEO Machine Gunz (8:26) when the Chinese Yuki Miyazaki used the Evil Principals Clutch (Gedo Clutch) on Tanny Mouse.
4. Misae Genki defeated Etsuko Mita (15:57) with a Strong Arm Lariat.
5. Yoshiko Tamura/Azumi Hyuga/Arisa Nakajima defeated Haruka Matsuo/Shu Shibutani/Tomoka Nakagawa (20:20) when Tamura used an Elbow Smash on Nakagawa.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Updates for September 8


A couple of updates regarding joshi shows this weekend. The NEO blog is reporting that Yuki Miyazaki (from the NEO Machine Gunz) was attacked while jogging by two mystery assailants and may not be able to wrestle. It smells like an angle to me. I earlier speculated that the Chinese Machine Gunz would probably be Ice Ribbon girls and/or Toshie Uematsu. Well, seeing as how this match seems to be more than just silly comedy, and the fact that Ice Ribbon also has a show on the 8th, with Toshie working there, I have a new theory on the identity of the Chinese Machine Gunz.

Sendai finally released the card for their Saturday show, with Senjo challenging Ito Dojo. We've got a main event of Meiko Satomura and Akari Okuda versus the "Double Ayakos" (Hamada and Sato). Chisako Kanari will be taking a footstomp from Kaoru Ito, while her sister Sachiko Sendai will be selling her new stuff with her new name and taking on fellow teenage Hanako Kobayashi.

I noticed that Aki Kanbayashi (the former Miss Mongol) and Tomoko Morii aren't making the trip to Sendai. My theory is that they are the "Chinese Machine Gunz" and they will be furthering the NEO/Ito feud.

Oh, and Frank Pozen has reported that Ice Ribbon has hired 4 idol girls. Hmmmm........

SENDAI GIRLS September 8, 2007

Zepp Sendai

1. Yurie Kaneko vs Mai Ichii

2. Sachiko Kanari vs Hanako Kobayashi

3. Ayane Mizumura vs Midori

4. Chisako Kanari vs Kaoru Ito

5. Akari Okuda & Meiko Satomura vs Ayako Sato & Ayako Hamada




Monday, September 3, 2007

Results, September 1-3


It was a fairly slow weekend in joshi puroresu. On Saturday the 1st, K-Dojo ran a small show at Chiba Bluefield. The small crowd saw both Apple Miyuki and Yuu Yamagata lose mixed singles matches rather quickly.

The SUN gang is on tour with the ZERO1-MAX boys in Hokkaido, with Atsuko Emoto in place of Natsuki*Taiyo. Sunday 9/2 saw Nanae & Hikaru beat Saki and the Bullfighter when Hikaru used the Lanakilla-H on the cow. Monday 9/3 was Nanae's turn, as she teamed with Sora and defeated Hikaru and Saki when Nanae used a Backdrop Suplex on Maemura.

NOAH and AAA ran a joint show at Differ Ariake. We had a lucha-style guy/girl/tranvestite match. Chikayo Nagashima was on the winning team as her tranny teammate Pimpinella Escarlata disgusted NOAH wrestler Takashi Suguira with a liplock and then beat Cassandro with a modified Argentine Backbreaker.

WAVE's second show took place at their base, Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. The main event saw Yumi Ohka lose the first of her "Road to Resurrection" series, as she fell victim to Misae Genki's G-Driver.

K-DOJO "CLUB-K 3000", September 1, 2007 Chiba Bluefield 64 Fans

2. Daigoro Kashiwa defeated Apple Miyuki (4:55) with a School Boy.
4. Yuji Hino defeated Yuu Yamagata (3:31) with a Powerbomb.

ZERO1-MAX "BRAND-NEW SENSATION" September 2, 2007 Sapporo Teisen Hall

3. SUN Offer Match: Nanae Takahaski/Hikaru defeated Saki Maemura/Bullfighter Sora (20:39) when Hikaru used the Lanakila-H on Sora.

ZERO1-MAX "BRAND-NEW SENSATION" September 3, 2007 Tomakomai Kawazoe Park Gymnasium

3. SUN Offer Match: Nanae Takahashi/Bullfighter Sora defeated Hikaru/Saki Maemura (14:30) when Takahashi used a Backdrop Suplex on Maemura.

WAVE "Ride the WAVE 1" September 3, 2007 Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

1. Opening WAVE: Kyoko Kimura def. Cherry (13:10) with the Kimura Lock
2. Lucha WAVE: KAORU & GAMI def. Tsubasa Kurigaki & Shu Shibutani (19:15) when GAMI submitted Shibutani.
3. Challenge WAVE: Toshie Uematsu & Ran Yu Yu def. Tomoka Nakagawa & Arisa Nakajima (16:29) when Yu-Yu pinned Nakajima with a elbow smash.
4. Resurrection WAVE: Misae Genki def. Yumi Ohka (16:21) with the G-Driver.

NOAH/AAA TRIPLE SEM September 3, 2007
Tokyo Differ Ariake
1400 Fans

2. Oriental/Chikayo Nagashima/Pimpinela Escarlata defeated Takashi Sugiura/Fabi Apache/Cassandro (13:09) when Escarlata used a modified Argentine Backbreaker on Cassandro.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Schedule, September 2-9

The SUN ladies will be wrestling offer matches on ZERO1-MAX's Brand-New Sensation tour this week. Nanae Takahashi, Hikaru, and Saki Maemura will be there as usual, but instead of Natsuki*Taiyo, Atsuko Emoto will be working the tour. I do not know why Natsuki is not going. They will wrestle various tag team permutations, with Emoto working the Bullfighter Sora gimmick.

A bunch of luchadors from AAA will be in Japan working the Triple SEM show on the 3rd at Tokyo Differ Ariake. Chikayo Nagashima will team with Oriental and Pimpinela Escarlata in one of those weird lucha tag matches, against Fabi Apache, Takashi Suguira, and Cassandro.

Also on Monday the 3rd, WAVE's second show will take place at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. The Challenge Wave this time is Arisa Nakajima and Tomoka Nakagawa taking on the experienced team of Toshie Uematsu and Ran Yu-Yu. The main event will be the beginning of the "Road to Resurrection" series, seeing Yumi Ohka versus Misae Genki. Ohka's got a tough schedule ahead of her, with matches later this month against Azumi Hyuga and Nanae Takahashi.

On Saturday, Sendai Girls will run a show at their usual base, Zepp Sendai. The opponents will be the ladies from the Ito Dojo, as Kaoru Ito and Ayako Hamada will be back from their tour of Mexico. No match-ups are available yet. Also on Saturday, NEO will be in Kitazawa. The comedy match is NEO Machine Gunz versus Chinese Machine Gunz. I don't see Uematsu on any cards that day. I bet one of the "Chinese" girls is her. The other one will probably be an Ice Ribbon girl, either Aoi Kizuki or Makoto. The main event is Yoshiko Tamura teaming with JWP's Azumi Hyuga and Arisa Nakajima against Haruka Matsuo, Shu Shibutani, and Tomoka Nakagawa. It appears Matsuo is being positioned to challenge Tamura for the double belts at NEO's next Korakuen Hall show on the 17th.

On Sunday the 9th, we'll have another JWP dojo show. It looks like no pool match, but the main event will involve chestnuts.

ZERO1-MAX "BRAND-NEW SENSATION" September 2, 2007
Sapporo Teisen Hall

3. SUN Offer Match: Nanae Takahaski/Hikaru vs Saki Maemura/Bullfighter Sora

ZERO1-MAX "BRAND-NEW SENSATION" September 3, 2007
Tomakomai Kawazoe Park Gymnasium

3. SUN Offer Match: Nanae Takahashi/Bullfighter Sora vs Hikaru/Saki Maemura

WAVE "Ride the WAVE 1" September 3, 2007
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

1. Opening Wave: Kyoko Kimura vs Cherry
2. Lucha Wave: KAORU/GAMI vs Tsubasa Kuragaki/Shu Shibutani
3. Challenge Wave: Toshie Uematsu/Ran Yu-Yu vs Arisa Nakajima/Tomoka Nakagawa
4. Road to Resurrection: Yumi Ohka vs Misae Genki

TRIPLE SEM September 3, 2007
Tokyo Differ Ariake

2. Oriental/Chikayo Nagashima/Pimpinela Escarlata vs Takashi Sugiura/Fabi Apache/Cassandro

ZERO1-MAX "BRAND-NEW SENSATION" September 5, 2007
Nakashibetsu City Gymnasium

3. SUN Offer Match: Nanae Takahashi/Saki Maemura vs Hikaru/Bullfighter Sora

SENDAI GIRLS September 8, 2007
Zepp Sendai

Senjo vs Ito Dojo (Matches TBA)

NEO "LIVE IN KITAZAWA" September 8, 2007
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Nagisa Nogazi vs Hiroyo Matsumoto
2. Aya Yuki vs Mika Mizunuma
3. NEO Machine Gunz (Tanny Mouse/Yuki Miyazaki) vs. Chinese Machine Gunz
4. Misae Genki vs Etsuko Mita
5. Yoshiko Tamura/Azumi Hyuga/Arisa Nakajima vs Haruka Matsuo/Shu Shibutani/Tomoka Nakagawa

JWP "OTAMU-Festival" September 9, 2007
JWP Exercise Hall

1. Kaori Yoneyama/Tojuki Leon vs Keito/Sachie Abe
2. Arisa Nakajima vs Aska Ohki
3. Azumi Hyuga/KAZUKI/Loser of Match #1 vs Command Bolshoi/Tsubasa Kuragaki/Kayoko Haruyama

Results, August 18-31

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
425 Fans

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
1700 Fans

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
450 Fans

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
Korakuen Hall
15th Anniversary Show
1180 Fans

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.