Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Schedule, December 9-January 4

There are a lot of shows as 2008 comes to a close. Highlights include Ayumi Kurihara's return on the 14th (a show that is already sold out, a nice novel problem for a joshi show to have), Ozaki vs Nagashima in a match without weapons or seconds to determine Carlos Amano's next challenger, andthe Ranmaru/Hiroyo Muto 10th anniversary that will reunite the ZAPS, gather old-school Jd' workers, and honor Muto in her retirement. Wait, there's more.

IBUKI is at Korakuen Hall. A new (?) masked wrestler debuts and Arisa & Hiroyo fight for the junior titles. Sendai Girls run a tag team tournament to honor Devil Masami's last trip up north as a pro wrestler. LLPW's Christmas Gift to the puroresu community ended up being them canceling their show. That sounds bad. WAVE goes to Osaka and Devil & Jaguar will team up one last time against GAMI & Yumi Ohka. Genki wants to wrestle a lifetime's matches this month. She will work every match on the NEO dojo show on the 27th. Then Misae Genki & Keito challenge ToshieRan for the JWP/Daily Sports tag team titles at JWP CLIMAX 2008 on the 28th. Also, Arisa Nakajima will dress wild for a streetfight against Yumiko Hotta and Tojuki Leon will try to take the JWP Openweight title from Kayoko Haruyama.

Then Devil's retirement show is at Korakuen Hall on the 30th. Chigusa Nagayo can't resist getting in the ring one more time to face the Super Heel. Chiggy is smart enough to team with Meiko. Almost every active organization (and LLPW too) gets an offer match. Mayumi Ozaki & Manami Toyota battle Chikayo Nagashima & Sonoko Kato in the semi-main. Devil's last match has her team with ToshieRan against Aja Kong, Dynamite Kansai, and Carlos Amano. Oh, and Devil's gonna sing!

Misae Genki bows out on New Year's Eve day. Her final two matches are against her mentor Kyoko Inoue and her protege Aya Yuki. Also, Nanae Takahashi defends NEO/NWA Pacific gold against Haruka Matsuo and the NEO Machine Gunz try to keep their titles away from Revolucion Amandola's Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto.

2009 sees Yumiko Hotta celebrate 25 years in the business. She will battle Nanae and give the A to Z girls Arisa Nakajima (assuming she survives that Dress Wild Fight) and Kana a shot at Toyota and Shimoda. I don't really think they are the Tokyo Sweethearts anymore. It's more like young bitches against older bitches. Yumiko also gives the AJW minis a rare chance to work. I hope this show makes tape so I can continue my perfect record of having fast forwarded through every Zenjo "little person" match (not talking about Chapparita Asari) in history.

Later that day (the 4th) GAMI turns 40. I'm sure there will be cake. And probably beer. She's actually got a pretty decent WAVE card, highlighted by GAMI & Hyuga vs AKINO & Hamada, but everyone will be watching Kevin Nash at the New Japan show at the Tokyo Dome. Nash doesn't even remember his 40th birthday.

ASAGAYA PRO December 9, 2008
Asagaya Loft

3. Aky & Yasu Urano vs Apple Miyuki & Isami Kidaka

NEW AJW December 13, 2008
Fukushima Iwaki Ship Gymnasium

ZERO1 "ZERO1 DELIGHT 2008" December 13, 2008
Mito Citizen Gymnasium

2. SUN vs REM again: Hikaru & Saki Maemura vs Aja Kong & Toshie Uematsu

Ayumi Kurihara Produce "STARTING OVER" December 14, 2008
Shinjuku FACE

1. Ayumi Kurihara vs Shu Shibutani
2. Kana vs Yuki Miyazaki
3. Toshie Uematsu & Moeka Haruhi vs Ran Yu-Yu & Fuuka
4. Elimination Match: Aja Kong, Tojuki Leon, Bullfight Sora, & Ayako Sato vs Mariko Yoshida,
GAMI, Kyoko Kimura, & Tomoka Nakagawa
5. Ayumi Kurihara & Natsuki*Taiyo vs AKINO & Nanae Takahashi

OZ ACADEMY "OZ-THE WINNER" December 14, 2008
Shinjuku FACE

1. Ran Yu-Yu vs Tomoka Nakagawa
2. Aja Kong, AKINO, & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs Manami Toyota, Takako Inoue, & Hiren
3. Three Way Match: Carlos Amano vs Sonoko Kato vs Misae Genki
4. Kansai Return: Dynamite Kansai vs KAORU
5. OZ League Final: Mayumi Ozaki vs Chikayo Nagashima

K-DOJO December 14, 2008
Hakata Star Lane

4. Yuu Yamagata vs. Bambi

ZERO 1 "ZERO1 DELIGHT 2008" December 17, 2008
Shinjuku FACE

2. KAMIKAZE, Osamu Namiguchi, & Hikaru vs Minoru Fujita, Shito Ueda, & Saki Maemura

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 vs ZAP T vs ZAP Isozaki
2. Five Minute Time Limit (but extra time): Yuki Miyazaki & Invisible Man F vs Megumi Yabushita & Invisible Man N
3. Costume-Changing Battle Royale: Jaguar Yokota, Takako Inoue, Toshie Uematsu, Aki
Kanbayashi, KAZUKI, Yumi Ohka, Ricky Fuji, Invisible Man F, Invisible Man N, others
4. Ranmaru & Yumiko Hotta vs Dump Matsumoto & Sasori
5. Hiroyo Muto Retirement Match: Hiroyo Muto vs Misae Genki
Also: Jd OG Talk Show

IBUKI December 21, 2008
Korakuen Hall

1. Misae Genki & Aya Yuki vs Tomoka Nakagawa & Fuuka
2. Akiko Narikuni & Aoi Kizuki vs Toshie Uematsu & Chihiro Oikawa
3. Nanae Takahashi vs Misaki Ohata
4. Mariko Yoshida, Ray, & Esui vs Command Bolshoi, Tojuki Leon, & Raika
5. Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto vs Shu Shibutani & Natsuki*Taiyo
6. JWP Jr./POP Championships: Arisa Nakajima (c) vs Hiroyo Matsumoto

Raika is a masked wrestler that is having her "debut" who is 168 cm, 70 kg (I think this is
one of the JWP trainees)

SENDAI GIRLS December 21, 2008
Sendai Harbor International Business Center "Accelerator"
1 Day Tag Team Tournament

Meiko Satomura & Yukari Ishino
DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko
Hiren & KAORU
Ayako Sato & Hanako Kobayashi
Makoto & Minori Makiba
Devil Masami & Ryo Mizunami

MAKEHEN #21 December 21, 2008
Osaka World Building

1. Mio Shirai, Io Shirai, & Kana vs Mikado, Apple Miyuki, & X

LLPW "A CHRISTMAS GIFT" December 23, 2008
Korakuen Hall


NEO "WAY TO GO!" December 23, 2008
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Tanny Mouse, Yuki Miyazaki, & Toshie Uematsu vs Kyoko Kimura, Atsuko Emoto, & Tomoka Nakagawa
2. Nanae Takahashi & Natsuki*Taiyo vs Haruka Matsuo & Aoi Kizuki

WAVE December 23, 2008
Osaka Delfin Arena Dotonbori

1. Exhibiton: Kayo Fujimori vs X
2. Moeka Haruhi vs Ran Yu-Yu
3. Cherry & Shu Shibutani vs Mio Shirai & Io Shirai
4. Megumi Yabushita & AKINO vs Kana & Chihiro Oikawa
5. GAMI & Yumi Ohka vs Devil Masami & Jaguar Yokota

NEO December 27, 2008
Yokohama NEO Dojo

1. Misae Genki vs Pinkie Mayuka
2. Three Way Match: Misae Genki vs Kiyoko Ichiki vs Aki Kanbayashi
3. Misae Genki, Yoshiko Tamura, Tanny Mouse, & Yuki Miyazaki vs Kyoko Inoue, Etsuko Mita,
Haruka Matsuo, & Aya Yuki
4. Battle Royale

Mr. Gannosuke Produce December 27, 2008
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
Mr. Gannosuke Retirement Show

2. Sakura Emi vs Kiyoko Ichiki

NUMA PRO December 27, 2008

1. Toshie Uematsu vs Tea Fighter Kateking

ITO DOJO December 28, 2008
Shinjuku FACE

JWP "CLIMAX 2008" December 28, 2008
Korakuen Hall

1. Dress Wild Fight: Arisa Nakajima vs Yumiko Hotta
2. JWP Tag Team Championship: Toshie Uematsu & Ran Yu-Yu (c) vs Keito & Misae Genki.
3. JWP Openweight Championship: Kayoko Haruyama (c) vs Tojuki Leon

MAKEHEN #22 December 28, 2008
Tokyo Roppongi THE SPACE RISE

Chigusa Nagayo Produce "MARVELOUS NIGHT-END OF LONG FIGHT" December 30, 2008
Korakuen Hall
Devil Masami Retirement Show

1. Super Heel Devil Masami, KAORU, & Dump Matsumoto vs Chigusa Nagayo, Yumiko Hotta, &
Meiko Satomura
2. Sendai Girls Offer Match: DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko vs Ryo Mizunami & Yukari Ishino
3. Ito Dojo/Ibuki Offer Match: Ayako Sato & Hanako Kobayashi vs Ray & Misaki Ohata
4. WAVE Offer Match: GAMI, Shu Shibutani, Bullfight Sora, & Kyoko Kimura vs Yumi Ohka,
Cherry, Kana, & Moeka Haruhi
5. NEO Offer Match: Misae Genki vs Yuki Miyazaki
6. JWP Offer Match: Bolshoi Kid, Kayoko Haruyama, & Kaori Yoneyama vs Azumi Hyuga, Arisa
Nakajima, & Tojuki Leon
7. LLPW Offer Match: Noriyo Tateno vs Takako Inoue
8. OZ Academy Offer Match: Mayumi Ozaki & Manami Toyota vs Chikayo Nagashima & Sonoko Kato
9. Devil Masami Retirement Match: Devil Masami, Dynamite Kansai, & Carlos Amano vs Aja Kong, Toshie Uematsu, & Ran Yu-Yu

Break between matches 6&7-Devil sings!

NEO "GRAND FINAL 08" December 31, 2008
Korakuen Hall
Misae Genki Retirement Show

1. Grudge Match: Etsuko Mita vs Makoto
2. NEO Tag Team Championship: Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki (c) vs Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto
3. NEO/NWA Pacific Championships: Nanae Takahashi (c) vs Haruka Matsuo
4. Misae Genki Retirement Match Series: Misae Genki vs Aya Yuki, Misae Genki vs Kyoko Inoue (Order to be announced later)

K-DOJO "K-DREAM" January 3, 2009
Chiba Blue Field

1. Yuu Yamagata & Ryuichi Sekine vs. Chihiro Oikawa & Yuta Yoshikawa

Yumiko Hotta Produce Januray 4, 2009 (afternoon)
Shinjuku FACE
Yumiko Hotta's 25th Year of Wrestling

1. AJW "Little People": Mr. Buddaman vs Pretty Ota
2. Strongest Heel Costume Play Match: Cosplay of Dump Matsumoto, Bull Nakano, Akira Hokuto, Yumiko Hotta (Cosplayers TBA)
3. Takako Inoue & Kaoru Ito vs Ayako Sato & Natsuki*Taiyo
4. Manami Toyota & Mima Shimoda vs Kana & Arisa Nakajima
5. Yumiko Hotta vs Nanae Takahashi

WAVE "GAMI HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAVE" January 4, 2009 (evening)
Shinjuku FACE

1. Kayo Fujimori Re-debut Match: Kayo Fujimori vs GAMI
2. Yumi Ohka vs Mima Shimoda
3. Aja Kong, Toshie Uematsu, & Ran Yu-Yu vs NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA, & TAKEMURA
4. GAMI & Azumi Hyuga vs AKINO & Ayako Hamada

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