There were three big shows this weekend. Hiroyo Muto & Ranmaru celebrated their 10th anniversaries and Muto chose to retire on the same day. This drew a lot of the old Jd' crowd, including the master Jaguar Yokota. They had a silly battle royale where people drew lots and wore other people's costumes. Some fat indy guy wore Fuuka's costume. Yuck! Fuuka made a good Takako Inoue, stun gun and all, and Jaguar was a great Toshie Uematsu. After Muto ate a G-Driver from Misae Genki (who is bowing out herself in 10 days), there was one more match, unnnounced, as Muto and Jaguar went to a draw.
Meiko Satomura paid homage to Devil Masami, one of her idols, with a special tag tournament in Devil's honor. Meiko obviously wanted one last match with Devil (she will wrestle against "Super Heel" at the retirement show) and made sure it would happen with a first round victory by figure-four leglock over Hanako Kobayashi & Ayako Sato. The Cross Sisters (DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko) had a busy day, with three matches and forty minutes of ring time. They beat the Ice Ribbon duo of Makoto & Minori Makiba, which was expected, but then scored an upset over KAORU & Hiren (in her trashy black OZ gear) to advance to the finals. Meiko & rookie Yukari Ishino lost to Devil & Ryo Mizunami, who won the tournament as Devil gave Sachiko the Fire Valley.
IBUKI had a year end show at Korakuen Hall. Esui scored a rare win over the masked Raika. I'm not sure who this is yet. Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto go into their NEO title shot on a roll, beating Shu Shibutani & Natsuki*Taiyo. The main event was the big news, though, as Hiroyo Matsumoto took the JWP Junior and POP belts away from Arisa Nakajima after landing a Liger Bomb.
Naoshi Sano Produce December 16, 2008
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
Naoshi Sano 10th Anniversary 2nd Chapter
2. International Battle Royale: Muscle Sakai (Japan), YUJI KITO (USA), Ricky Fuji (Canada), X (Mexico), Chon-Shiryu (China), La Malcriada (Puerto Rico), Konaka=Pale One (Pakistan), Kyoko Kimura (Jamaica), Black Mummy (Egypt)
5. Munenori Sawa, Dinasty, & Keiko Kitagawa defeated Sanshu Tsubakichi, Tomonori Chiba, & Apple Miyuki (13:02) when Sawa used a Shining Wizard on Tsubakichi.
ZERO 1 "ZERO1 DELIGHT 2008" December 17, 2008
2. Minoru Fujita, Shito Ueda & Saki Maemura defeated KAMIKAZE, Osamu Namiguchi & Hikaru (12:44) when Maemura used a Cradle on Hikaru.
Zeus Produce (OSAKA PRO) "WRESTLE NIGHT" December 19, 2008
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall
4. Kikutaro & Kanjuro Matsuyama defeated Kuishinbo Kamen & Kana (12:35) when Kikutaro used the Shining Kikuzard on Kamen.
K-DOJO "CLUB-K 3000" December 20, 2008
Chiba Blue Field
3. Kunio Toshima defeated Yuu Yamagata (4:40) with a Crab Hold.
5. KAZMA & Bambi defeated Great Sasuke & TAKA Michinoku (14:12) when Bambi used a Shining Wizard on Sasuke.
Ranmaru/Hiroyo Muto Produce "LINE" December 21, 2008
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
Ranmaru/Hiroyo Muto 10th Anniversary
Hiroyo Muto Retirement Show
1. ZAP Memorial 3-Way War: ZAP I defeated ZAP T & ZAP Isozaki (3:07) with a Powerbomb on Isozaki.
2. Yuki Miyazaki & Invisible Man F vs Megumi Yabushita & Invisible Man N (5:00) went to a time-limit draw.
2a. Restart: Yuki Miyazaki & Futoshi Miwa defeated Megumi Yabushita & DJ Nira when Miwa used a Senton on Nira.
3. Costume-Changing Battle Royale: KAZUKI (as Ricky Fuji) defeated Yumi Ohka (as Futoshi Miwa) (14:12) by Over the Top Rope. Others, in order of elimination: Takako Inoue (as Jaguar Yokota), Futoshi Miwa (as Fuuka), Jaguar Yokota (as Toshie Uematsu), Ricky Fuji (as Aki Kanbayashi), Toshie Uematsu (as DJ Nira), Aki Kanbayashi (as KAZUKI), DJ Nira (as Yumi Ohka), Fuuka (as Takako Inoue).
4. Ranmaru & Yumiko Hotta defeated Dump Matsumoto & Sasori when Ranmaru used a Horizontal Cradle on Sasori.
5. Hiroyo Muto Retirement Match: Misae Genki defeated Hiroyo Muto with a G-Driver.
6. Special Extra Match: Hiroyo Muto vs Jaguar Yokota (5:00) went to a time-limit draw.
IBUKI December 21, 2008
1. Tomoka Nakagawa & Fuuka defeated Misae Genki & Aya Yuki when Nakagawa used the Australian Strong Arm on Yuki.
2. Toshie Uematsu & Chihiro Oikawa defeated Akiko Narikuni & Aoi Kizuki when Uematsu used a Diving Body Press on Kizuki.
3. Nanae Takahashi defeated Misaki Ohata with a Jumping High Kick.
4. Raika Debut Match: Mariko Yoshida, Ray, & Esui defeated Command Bolshoi, Tojuki Leon, & Raika (13:40) when Esui used a Running Knee on Raika.
5. Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto defeated Shu Shibutani & Natsuki*Taiyo (26:10) when Emoto used the Bay Crash on Shibutani.
6. JWP Jr./POP Championships: Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Arisa Nakajima (20:49) with a Liger Bomb. Nakajima fails in the 2nd defense and Matsumoto becomes the 16th JWP Junior and 6th POP Champion.
SENDAI GIRLS December 21, 2008
Sendai Harbor International Business Center "Accelerator"
1 Day Tag Team Tournament
1. DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko defeated Makoto & Minori Makiba (9:59) when Chisako used a Frog Splash on Makoto.
2. Meiko Satomura & Yukari Ishino defeated Ayako Sato & Hanako Kobayashi (17:37) when Satomura used a Figure-4 Leglock on Kobayashi.
3. DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko defeated KAORU & Hiren (15:46) when Sachiko pinned Hiren after a Mistaken Board Attack by KAORU.
4. Devil Masami & Ryo Mizunami defeated Meiko Satomura & Yukari Ishino (11:52) when Mizunami used a Back Arm Throw on Ishino.
5. Devil Masami & Ryo Mizunami defeated DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko (14:24) when Devil used the Fire Valley on Sachiko.
K-DOJO "K-FINAL" December 21, 2008
Chiba Blue Field
3. Taj Mahal Cup Royal Rumble: Ryuichi Sekine defeated Kengo Mashimo & Yuji Hino by Over the Top Rope (46:01). Order of Elimination: Saburo Inematsu defeated TAKA Michinoku by Over the Top Rope (6:04). Bambi defeated Mr. X by Over the Top Rope (10:22). KAZMA defeated by Over the Top Rope (10:26). KAZMA defeated Miyako Man with the High-Angle Chokeslam (10:52). Kengo Mashimo defeated Inematsu by Over the Top Rope (13:05). Yuu Yamagata defeated Bambi by Over the Top Rope (14:21). Boso Boy Raito defeated Taishi Takizawa with La Magistral (19:07). Shinjitsu Nohashi defeated Mantaro Kawasaki by Over the Top Rope (20:07). Raito defeated JOE with a Schoolboy (23:09). Shiori Asahi defeated PIZA Michinoku (25:40). YOSHIYA defeated Shiho Tsubaki by Over the Top Rope (24:13). Yuji Hino defeated Madoka by Over the Top Rope (32:44). Hino defeated Raito with a Powerbomb (33:40). YOSHIYA defeated Nohashi with the Under The Mountain (34:17). KAZMA defeated YOSHIYA by Over the Top Rope (34:55). Hardcore Kid Kojiro defeated KAZMA by Over the Top Rope (35:00). Daigoro Kashiwa defeated Kojiro (37:35). Miyako defeated Randy Takuya with a Miyakosault Press (39:33). Yamagata defeated Miyako by Over the Top Rope (40:32). Asahi defeated Kashiwa & Yamagata with the Double Modern Times (41:44). Hino defeated Asahi by Over the Top Rope (43:54). Ryuichi Sekine defeated Mashimo & Hino by Over the Top Rope (46:01).
MAKEHEN #21 December 21, 2008
Osaka World Building
2. Mio Shirai, Io Shirai, & Kana defeated Mikado, Apple Miyuki, & GAMI when Mio used the Purple Flash on Mikado.
BattlARTS December 21, 2008
Kitasenju Theater 1010
1. B-Rules: Natsuki*Taiyo defeated Chihiro Oikawa.
UNION "HAPPY X'MAS" December 21, 2008
Kitasenju Theater 1010
6. Cherry defeated Emi Sakura & Masa-ko Takanashi (9:42) with a Jujigatame on Takanashi.