The first "Passion Red" show (a show produced by Nanae Takahashi's faction) took place on 1/10 at Itabashi Green Hall. It was a generally successful day for Passion Red. Kana had a time limit draw with junior champion Hiroyo Matsumoto, Natsuki*Taiyo teamed with Yumiko Hotta and pinned Io Shirai, and the Passion Red Three (Nanae, Natsuki, Kana) beat the Sendai trio of Meiko Satomura, Ryo Mizunami, and DASH Chisako, as little DASH ate a Nanaracka. It sounds likes they are teasing a future Nanae-Meiko singles match.
Today (1/11) was pretty busy. JWP's show featured a main event tag where Azumi Hyuga (teaming with Hotta and Keito) pinned JWP champion Kayoko Haruyama (teaming with tag champs Toshie Uematsu & Ran Yu-Yu). It looks like the build will be to a Haruyama-Hyuga rematch (Kayoko originally won the title last spring by targeting Azumi's bad knee, which subsequently was operated on). We could also see Hotta and Keito challenge Toshie/Ran.
The NEO show had the first round of the 12 woman "STAGE" tournament to determine the next NEO/NWA Pacific titles challenger. Haruka Matsuo beat Tanny Mouse, Natsuki*Taiyo beat Atsuko Emoto, Yoshiko Tamura beat Ayumi Kurihara, and Kyoko Inoue defeated Kana. The second round sees Matsuo vs Hiroyo Matsumoto, Natsuki vs Etsuko Mita, Tamura vs Yuki Miyazaki, and Inoue vs Kyoko Kimura. Semifinals will then be determined by a random draw.
In the land of OZ, we had a title change. Mayumi Ozaki defeated Carlos Amano with the help of poison mist, completing a long series of dirty tricks over the past several months. Ozaki put a bounty on Amano, had her gang interfere in all of the OZ League matches, had Takako Inoue blatantly throw a match to give Mayumi 2 needed points, and then screwed Chikayo Nagashima in the league finals by getting Police as the referee. In the undercard, Sonoko Kato beat Ran Yu-Yu and seems to be Ozaki's first challenger (or "first kill" as Ozaki put it). Dynamite Kansai teamed with Tomoka Nakagawa and defeated "Evil" Manami Toyota and Hiren, as Sendai's young turncoat took a ride on Splash Mountain. I expect Kansai to keep mowing through the Ozaki Army heels and for Mayumi to get past Sonoko, setting up a Ozaki/Kansai match later this year.
PASSION RED "1 PASSION" January 10, 2009
Itabashi Green Hall
1. Kana vs Hiroyo Matsumoto (15:00) went to a time-limit draw.
2. Sakura Emi defeated Arisa Nakajima (6:42) when Emi used La Magistral on Nakajima.
3. Yumiko Hotta & Natsuki*Taiyo defeated Toshie Uematsu & Io Shirai (11:44) when Natsuki used the Taiyo*Bomb on Io.
4. Fuuka defeated Ray (13:02) with the F-Doll.
5. Nanae Takahashi, Natsuki*Taiyo, & Kana defeated Meiko Satomura, Ryo Mizunami, & DASH
Chisako (20:04) when Takahashi used the Nanaracka on Chisako.
BattlARTS January 10, 2009
Kitasenju Theater 1010
7. Yuki Ishikawa defeated Chihiro Oikawa (9:26) with a Wakigatame.
K-DOJO "CLUB-K 3000" January 10, 2009
Chiba Blue Field
2. Boso Boy Raito defeated Yuu Yamagata (4:31) with a Backslide.
3. Shiori Asahi & Bambi defeated Kengo Mashimo & Ryuichi Sekine (14:03) with a Jacknife Hold by Bambi on Sekine.
JWP January 11, 2009
Tokyo Cinema Club
1. Pinkie Mayuka vs Io Shirai (15:00) went to a time-limit draw.
2. Arisa Nakajima defeated Misaki Ohata (9:18) with a Diving Foot Stomp.
3. Command Bolshoi & Megumi Yabushita defeated Sachie Abe & KAZUKI (14:28) when Yabushita used the Jumping Reverse Cross Armbreaker on KAZUKI.
4. Three Way Match: Tojuki Leon defeated Kaori Yoneyama & Bullfight Sora (12:29) when Leon used a Jackknife Hold on Sora.
5. Azumi Hyuga, Keito, & Yumiko Hotta defeated Kayoko Haruyama, Toshie Uematsu, & Ran Yu-Yu (15:25) when Hyuga used a Keene Hammer Cutback on Haruyama.
NEO "STAGE 09" January 11, 2009
Tokyo Cinema Club
1. Nanae Takahashi defeated Aya Yuki (6:32) with a Backdrop.
2. Yuki Miyazaki & Aoi Kizuki defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misaki Ohata (11:21) when Miyazaki used a Tiger Suplex Hold on Ohata.
3. Kyoko Kimura & Tomoka Nakagawa defeated Etsuko Mita & Makoto (12:09) when Nakagawa used the CRB on Makoto.
4. NEO STAGE Round 1: Haruka Matsuo defeated Tanny Mouse (10:26) with a Front Cradle.
5. NEO STAGE Round 1: Natsuki*Taiyo defeated Atsuko Emoto (12:19) with the Momo*Racci.
6. NEO STAGE Round 1: Yoshiko Tamura defeated Ayumi Kurihara (15:15) with an Elbow Smash.
7. NEO STAGE Round 1: Kyoko Inoue defeatd Kana (15:26) with a Powerbomb.
OZ ACADEMY "THE WIZARD OF OZ 2009" January 11, 2009
1. Sonoko Kato defeated Ran Yu-Yu (15:24) by countering the European Clutch.
2. Dynamite Kansai & Tomoka Nakagawa defeated Manami Toyota & Hiren (10:19) when Kansai used the Splash Mountain on Hiren.
3. AKINO defeated Chikayo Nagashima (15:36) with a Frankensteiner.
4. Aja Kong & Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated KAORU & Takako Inoue when Kong countered the Valkyrie Splash by KAORU.
5. OZ Openweight Championship: Mayumi Ozaki defeated Carlos Amano (16:10) with Poison Mist. Amano fails in the 3rd defense and Ozaki becomes the 3rd champion.
NEW BEIJING January 11, 2009
2. Woman Yuu Maboroshi Taoist: Lee Ho & Yoneyama Kao Lee defeated Totchan-chang & Che-lee (4:42) when Lee Ho used a Gyoza Roll on Che-lee.
K-DOJO "NEW YEAR'S PARTY PRO-WRESTLING" January 11, 2009
Chiba Blue Field
3. New Year Special Battle KAIENTAI DOJO Skill Match: Taishi Takizawa, Hiro Tonai & Yuu Yamagata  besiegen Kengo Mashimo, Boso Boy Raito & Ryuichi Sekine , Yuji Hino, Shiori Asahi & Bambi  & TAKA Michinoku, YOSHIYA & Shinjitsu Nohashi  (29:39).
- Yuu Yamagata defeated Bambi with an Inside Cradle (7:05).
- TAKA Michinoku defeated Boso Boy Raito with a Just Facelock (9:50).
- Yuji Hino defeated Ryuichi Sekine with a Powerbomb (15:33).
- Bambi defeated Ryuichi Sekine with a Senton (15:55).
- Boso Boy Raito defeated Shiori Asahi with a Backslide (18:08).
- Shinjitsu Nohashi defeated Hiro Tonai with an Octopus Hold (19:00).
- Hiro Tonai defeated Ryuichi Sekine with the Combine (21:08).
- Kengo Mashimo defeated YOSHIYA with the Kenka Kick (22:17).
- Shiori Asahi defeated Ryuichi Sekine by Over the Top Rope (24:26).
- Ryuichi Sekine defeated YOSHIYA & Taishi Takizawa by Countout (27:14).
- Taishi Takizawa defeated YOSHIYA with a Rolling Cradle (29:39).