Sunday, December 20, 2009

Results, December 16-19

This week saw a couple of GAEA girls return from absences and a title switch.

Wednesday saw DDT's offshoot Union run a show. Sakura Hirota, who retired in 2005 but wrestled at Sasori's retirement show earlier this year made her formal comeback. She wore her rookie pink Arena swimsuit and did the job to Cherry.

Meiko Satomura also returned after her latest trip to the disabled list with that bad back. This was Sendai Girls' first show in several months, but they are yet again hampered by injuries, with Hiren's recent injury and Sendai Sachiko's continued absence. Yukari Ishino got her first singles win at home, beating Hamuko Hoshi. There's going to be a contest to give her a new ring name. The new also saw DASH Chisako and Ryo Mizunami get new costumes. DASH apparently hit up the WWE ShopZone during a Jeff Hardy clearance sale, but got the win via Cross Armbreaker over the big Mongolian girl Esui. Ryo Mizunami raided the Misae Genki/Aya Yuki closet and her new two-tone hair is pretty bad, but she's a good wrestler and won the JWP Junior and P.O.P. titles by beating Misaki Ohata. Satomura's comeback was also a success, as she concentrated on kicks (including some Muay Thai stuff) and submissions and finally put Azumi Hyuga under with a Sleeper Hold. Meiko didn't used the Death Valley Bomb at all; I think she might be protecting her back by abandoning that move.

Other action saw the usual small Ice Ribbon shows, a NEO house show, Fuuka playing Tiger Mask at an indy show, and a rare Ito Dojo show. The main development in NEO was Kyoko Kimura and Atsuko Emoto beating Mima Shimoda and Makoto, with Emoto pinning Mima. Mima then seemed to abandon Makoto, who was Etsuko's protege, and will wrestle with the Revolucion Amandola at NEO's Carnival show on 12/31. Ito Dojo featured Hanako Kobayashi beating Tomoko Morii, as they seem to get to feud with each other for a while. Asami Kawasaki's second match back ended badly, as she ended up eating a Vertical Drop Brainbuster from Aja Kong in a 6-man tag.

UNION PRO "HAPPY XMAS" December 16, 200
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
302 Fans

1. Cherry defeated Sakura Hirota (10:03) with the Cherryton Bomb.
2. Masa Takanashi & Emi Sakura defeated 726 & Motosugu Shimizu (5:46) when Takanashi pinned 726 after mistaken gas bombing.

K-DOJO December 17, 2009
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
114 Fans

2. YOSHIYA, Yuu Yamagata, & Ryuichi Sekine defeated TAKA Michinoku, JOE, & Randy Takuya (13:21) when YOSHIYA used a Sekine-Assisted Under the Mountain on JOE.
3. Bambi defeated Lingerie Muto (6:57) with a Shining Wizard.

NEO "FORCE 2009" December 18, 2009
Itabashi Green Hall
151 Fans

1. Tanny Mouse defeated Hamuko Hoshi (7:18) with a Crawling Tanibat.
2. Yoshiko Tamura defeated Tomoka Nakagawa (6:28) with a Patriot Buster.
3. Azumi Hyuga defeated Yuki Miyazaki (17:09) with a Diving Enziguiri Knee.
4. Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto defeated Mima Shimoda & Makoto (16:54) when Emoto used a Schoolboy on Shimoda.
5. Nanae Takahashi, Natsuki*Taiyo, Kana, & Passion Ray defeated Kyoko Inoue, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Aya Yuki, & Yukari Ishino (23:39) when Kana used a Right High Kick on Ishino.

K-DOJO December 19, 2009
Chiba Blue Field
57 Fans

2. 3WAY Match: PSYCHO defeated Kaji Tomato & Bambi (9:46) with the Kojika no Mai Cutback on Bambi.
3. YOSHIYA, JOE, & Yuu Yamagata defeated Boso Boy Raito, Randy Takuya, & Kim Nam Seok (17:16) when JOE used the Big Boot on Seok.
ICE RIBBON December 19, 2009
Warabi City Isami Wrestle Budokan
66 Fans

1. Emi Sakura defeated Hikari Minami (8:19) with a STF.
2. Tojuki Leon defeated Makoto (7:47) with a Mad Splash.
3. Kaori Yoneyama defeated Mai Ichii (7:48) with a Modified La Magistral.
4. Kazumi Shimouma & Riho defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto & Miyako Matsumoto (16:24) when Shimouma used a Half Slam Buster on Miyako.

ICE RIBBON December 20, 2009
Warabi City Isami Wrestle Budokan
82 Fans

1. Mai Ichii defeated Hikari Minami (7:01) with a Heel Drop.
2. GENTARO & Shinobu defeated Yu Sato & Futoshi Miwa (11:06) when Shinobu pinned Miwa.
3. Keito defeated Makoto (6:41) with the Falcon Arrow.
4. Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Tsukasa Fujimoto (14:16) with the Tokkaido Drop.

ITO DOJO December 20, 2009
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

1. Magnetic Force Offer Match: Kaoru Ito defeated Kuniko Hayase (Aki Takakhura) (4:30) with a Brainbuster.
2. Toshie Uematsu defeated Aki Kambayashi (9:48) with the Solarina.
3. Manami Toyota & Hanako Kobayashi defeated Yumiko Hotta & Tomoko Morii (20:36) when Kobayashi used a Fisherman's Suplex Hold on Morii.
4. Takako Inoue defeated Shu Shibutani (13:42) with the Beauty Fist.
5. Noriyo Tateno, Aja Kong, & Cherry defeated Kaoru Ito, Ayako Sato, & Asami Kawasaki (24:16) when Kong used a Vertical Drop Brainbuster on Kawasaki.

ASUKA MASK FIESTA December 20, 2009
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

330 Fans

1. Tiger Mask Fuuka & Passion Seven defeated Mio Shirai & Io Shirai when Seven used the Passion Press on Mio.

SENDAI GIRLS December 20, 2009
Zepp Sendai

700 Fans

1. Yukari Ishino defeated Hamuko Hoshi (12:08) with the Blockbuster.
2. DASH Chisako defeated Esui (12:57) with a Cross Armbreaker.
3. JWP Junior/POP Championship: Ryo Mizunami defeated Misaki Ohata (12:42) with a Diving Guillotine Drop. Ohata fails in the 3rd defense and Mizunami becomes the 18th JWP Junior and 8th POP champion.
4. Satomura Return & Hyuga Retirement Road: Meiko Satomura defeated Azumi Hyuga (16:47) with a Modified Sleeper Hold.


Susan Trind said...

How come some joshi shows have so few matches or run to such a short time? Are all the matches you've listed in the results all that occured or were there more? If not is it just a given that all female shows run so short as I see that despite only 4/5 matches SENDAI drew 700 which is a great number for an all female show from what I've seen.

Josh I. said...

If there is only one or two matches listed, that almost always means that these were women's or mixed matches at a show that was otherwise a men's puroresu show. Five matches is pretty standard. For minor shows, like the Ice Ribbon shows or the JWP dojo shows, you'll get only 3 or 4 matches and the admission price is less.

Sendai Girls usually has 5 matches; they only had 4 this time because Hiren was hurt and they didn't find a replacement.

The biggest shows (stuff like the NEO year-end show) will have more than 5 matches. Also, if there's a one-day tournament, you can have many matches but then they are usually shorter.

Susan Trind said...

Thanks for the reply, can I just ask you a couple more questions please? Do on shows where there is only 4/5 matches, do they do anything on the show to run the time on the show longer or is it just litteray match-match-match-match-match? Also do you know how much they roughly charge for tickets?

Many thanks again


Josh I. said...

I've never been to Japan, so I don't have first hand experience. I think 3000-5000 yen (more for the best seats at major shows) is pretty standard; that's about $30-$50. Some promotions will have other entertainment-I think Sendai Girls has a singer who usually sings a few songs and the Fuuka Matsuri shows always have singing/dancing. I'd guess groups like JWP are probably strictly wrestling.