Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Results, December 23-27
The holiday season always bring a heavy schedule for puroresu. I'm not in Japan like some lucky joshi fans, so I eagerly await their first hand reports.
Fuuka had her final show at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring on the 23rd-she's retiring next spring with a show at Korakuen Hall. The highlight here was Fuuka doing a rare job at her vanity show, falling victim to Meiko Satomura's new sleeper hold finisher. Also on the 23rd was the year-end OZ Academy show. Quite a bit happened here. A rookie named Nao Komatsu had her debut, losing to Tomoka Nakagawa. Mayumi Ozaki & KAORU are having a spat and tried to settle things with a Dress Up Wild "Serial Killing" Fight. Basically, this is a streetfight where you have to score two consecutive falls to win the match. KAORU won the 1st and 3rd falls, but eventually Ozaki won by scoring the 2nd, 4th, and 5th falls. It seems that Aja might have helped KAORU out, but I'm not sure. In any case, Aja & KAORU are facing Ozaki & Takako Inoue next month.
OZ also had two title matches. There was another title switch for the singles crown, as Carlos Amano took the belt from Manami Toyota with the Carlos Ghosn headbutt finisher. Yet another time-limit draw saw AKINO & Ran Yu-Yu retain the championship in a match against Chikayo Nagashima & Sonoko Kato.
The biggest news was the Azumi Hyuga retirement show. It also has come out that injured teenager Pinkie Mayuka has ended her career. She had been absent since the summer after a knee injury. JWP seems to be feuding with Passion Red. An eight-woman tag match saw JWP win with Tojuki Leon pinning Passion Ray. A lumberjack match saw Passion Red even things up, as Nanae Takahashi nanaracked up another win over Sachie Abe. A memorial battle royale (with people like Ozaki, Kansai, Jaguar, Meiko, Tamura, etc.) saw Ran Yu-Yu win, getting the final elimination over Yuki Miyazaki. Hyuga did the traditional job in her final match, as her & Bolshoi lost to Kayoko Haruyama & Kaori Yoneyama. Kayoko hit one last Keene Hammer to officially end the Hyuga era of JWP.
JWP is setting up a league early next year, with a JWP block and an outsiders block, to determine Haruyama's next challenger. I predict Tsubasa Kuragaki to win on the JWP side and will face Nanae for the title shot.
FUUKA MATSURI December 23, 2009
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
1. Antonio Honda defeated Caribbean KIM (8:13).
2. Mima Shimoda defeated DASH Chisako (8:52) with a Tiger Suplex Hold.
3. Kakimoto Family Theater: Fuuka & Bullfight Sora defeated Masahide Kakimoto (Fuka's father) & Genki Kakimoto (Fuka's oldest brother) when Fuuka pinned Genki after a Milk Bomb.
4. Natsuki*Taiyo & Passion Ray defeated Nanae Takahashi & Tsukasa Fujimoto (17:30) when Taiyo used the Triple Taiyo*Chan La Magistral on Fujimoto.
5. Meiko Satomura defeated Fuuka (10:18) with a Modified Sleeper Hold.
JWP Decemer 23, 2009
1. Sachie Abe & Kaori Yoneyama defeated Keito & Chisato Kuroki (12:58) when Abe used a Diving Body Press on Kuroki.
2. Azumi Hyuga & Tsubasa Kuragaki defeated KAZUKI & Tojuki Leon (14:13) when Kuragaki used a Wing Clutch Hold on Leon.
3. Santa Battle Royale: Azumi Santa defeated Abe Santa (13:35) by Over the Top Rope: Others, in order of elimination:
Leon Santa, Keito Santa, Kuragaki Santa, KAZUKI Santa, Yoneyama Santa, Kuroki Santa, Haruyama Santa, Bolshoi Santa.
OZ ACADEMY "THERE IS NO CHRISTMAS IN THE LAND OF OZ" December 23, 2009
1. Komatsu Debut: Tomoka Nakagawa defeated Nao Komatsu (9:47) by submission.
2. Kyoko Inoue defeated Takako Inoue (12:15) with a Lariat.
3. Aja Kong & Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Dynamite Kansai & Ayumi Kurihara (12:17) when Kong used a Diving Elbow Drop on Kurihara.
4. Dress Up Wild Fight "SERIAL KILLING": Mayumi Ozaki defeated KAORU (24:15) by scoring two consecutive falls.
4a. KAORU defeated Ozaki (5:30) with an Excalibur.
4b. Ozaki defeated KAORU (3:35) with a Cross Armbreaker.
4c. KAORU defeated Ozaki (1:16) with a Schoolboy.
4d. Ozaki defeated KAORU (0:04) with a Cross Armbreaker
4e. Ozaki defated KAORU (13:50) with an Avalanche-Style Brainbuster onto a Barbed Wire Board.
5. OZ Academy Tag Team Championship: AKINO & Ran Yu-Yu (c) vs Chikayo Nagashima & Sonoko Kato (30:00) went to a time-limit draw. AKINO & Ran are successful in the 4th defense.
6. OZ Academy Championship: Carlos Amano defeated Manami Toyota (22:20) with the Carlos Ghosn. Toyota fails in the 1st defense and Amano becomes the 7th champion.
WAVE December 23, 2009
Osaka Minami Move On Arena
1. Exhibition: GAMI defeated Sawako Shimono (5:00) by one fall to zero.
2. Shu Shibutani & Cherry defeated Ryo Mizunami & Yukari Ishino (14:43) when Shibutani used a Diving Senton on Ishino after a Cherryton Bomb.
3. Mixed Tag Match: Sakura Candle & Atsushi Kotoge defeated Ranmaru & Kanjuro Matsuyama (11:17) when Sakura used the Candle Twist on Matsuyama.
4. TLW Young Woman's Tag Team Championship: Moeka Haruhi & Misaki Ohata defeated Mio Shirai & Io Shirai (16:10) when Haruhi used the Astro Scissors on Mio.
Mio & Io fail in the 4th defense and Haruhi & Ohata become the 2nd champions.
5. GAMI, Toshie Uematsu, & Policewoman defeated Yumi Ohka, shu Shibutani, & Kana (19:20) when GAMI used a Small Package Hold on Ohka.
ICE RIBBON December 23, 2009
Warabi City Isami Wrestle Budokan
1. Mai Ichii defeated Chii Tomiya (8:28) with the Tonpachi Clutch.
2. Handicap Match: Emi Sakura defeated Aika Ando & Miyako Matsumoto (10:35) with a Reverse Cross Armbreaker on Matsumoto.
3. Kazumi Shimouma defeated Hikaru Shida (9:03) with a ShidaXa Cutback.
4. Tsukasa Fujimoto & Hikari Minami defeated Makoto & Hamuko Hoshi (16:50) when Fujimoto used the Venus Shot on Hoshi.
K-DOJO December 23, 2009
Chiba Blue Field
4. Marlins Mask defeated Bambi (3:09) with the Marlins Clutch.
5. 4WAY Match: PSYCHO, Yuu Yamagata, & Kim Nam Seok defeated Kunio Toshima (8:19) by Triple Pinfall.
AKIBA PRO December 25, 2009
3. Maid Battle Royal: Hikaru Sato defeated Fuuka (14:51) with a Cross Armbreaker. Others, in order of elimination: Mio Shirai, Takayuki Mizushina, Apple Miyuki, Io Shirai, Kana, Kota Ibushi.
ICE RIBBON December 26, 2009
Warabi City Isami Wrestle Budokan
1. Makoto vs Hikaru Shida (10:00) went to a time-limit draw.
2. Handicap Match: Kazumi Shimouma defeated Riho & Chii Tomiya (7:31) by using The Passion of the Woman on Tomiya.
3. Emi Sakura defeated Hamuko Hoshi (9:37) with a Cross Body Attack.
4. Tsukasa Fujimoto & Hikari Minami defeated Nanae Takahashi & Mai Ichii (17:03) when Fujimoto used the Venus Shot on Ichii.
FUKUMEN MANIA December 26, 2009
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
2. GAMI, Mio Shirai, & Io Shirai defeated Sakura Candle, Apple Miyuki, & Toshie Uematsu (13:32) when GAMI used a Small Package Hold on Miyuki.
3. Lingerie Muto & Vancouver Cat defeated Kikutaro & Ranmaru (12:12) when Cat pinned Kikutaro after a Shining Wizard by Muto.
JWP "CLIMAX 2009" December 27, 2009
Azumi Hyuga Retirement Show
1. Mio Shirai & Io Shirai defeated Chisato Kuroki & Yukari Ishino (9:02) when Io used a Moonsault Press on Kuroki.
2. JWP vs Passion Red: Tsubasa Kuragaki, Tojuki Leon, Keito, & KAZUKI defeated Natsuki*Taiyo, Kana, Passion Ray, & Passion Hottei (9:07) when Leon used a Captured Buster on Ray.
3. Lumberjack Match: Nanae Takahashi defeated Sachie Abe (10:50) with the Nanaracka.
4. Battle Royale: Ran Yu-Yu defeated Yuki Miyazaki (16:49) with a Cradle. Others, in oreder of elimination: Great Kabuki, Azumi Hyuga, Dynamite Kansai, Jaguar Yokota, Kyoko Kimura, Emi Sakura, GAMI, Mayumi Ozaki, Yoshiko Tamura, Meiko Satomura, Toshie Uematsu, Tanny Mouse, Carlos Amano.
5. Hyuga Retirement Match: Kayoko Haruyama & Kaori Yoneyama defeated Azumi Hyuga & Command Bolshoi (21:27) when Haruyama used the Keene Hammer on Hyuga.