Sunday, January 10, 2010

Results, January 4-10

The Fourth of January is the biggest day of the year in the world of professional wrestling. No, I'm not talking about ~MONDAY NITE WARZ~!!!! (the AARP edition) or even ~FORTYONEIMEANTWENTYONETHOUSANDPEEPSATDATOKYODOMEZ~!!!! No, I'm talking about the double shot of Ice Ribbon and WAVE at Shinjuku FACE.

First up was Ice Ribbon. We had a decision match for the vacant International Ice Ribbon tag titles and the end of the SUPER ICE CUP. The new tag queens are Hiroyo Matsumoto and Hamuko Hoshi, as they beat Nanae Takahashi & Mai Ichii. Hoshi pinned IchiMai, who really is the 21st century Bomber Hikari, and Hiroyo has her third different tag title of her young career. Hoshi's not quite the legendary partner that Aja Kong (in OZ Academy) or Kyoko Inoue (in NEO) was. The semifinals of the SUPER ICE CUP saw Emi Sakura beat young Hikari Minami and Tsukasa Fujimoto win the battle of the Three Count reality show gurlz over Hikaru Shida. Then Fujimoto pinned Emi in EIGHT FUCKING SECONDS to win the SUPER ICE CUP and become the new Ice Ribbon X60 champion. Holy flukez! Now Emi can stop eating those fat burning tacos on the Taco Bell Drive-Thru Diet Menu and let herself eat a Big Mac and get up to 61 kg.

WAVE likes to run directly against the Dome show. They claimed about 240 people showed up. At least the WAVE ticket taker is more accurate at counting than New Japan's. The Fourth of January happens to be GAMI's birthday (41), so she gets to beat youngsters and have cake shoved in her mug. GAMI defeated new junior champion Ryo Mizunami, and then actually lost in a 3WAY tag match, being simultaneously pinned by Bullfight Sora and Sakura Hirota (yeah, she's back). LOLZ. Then Moeka Haruhi, partnered with Aja Kong in a classic beauty & punter team, pinned her trainer Toshie Uematsu. Yumi Ohka failed to get a big win, as Mayumi Ozaki did her in with poison mist. Ayumi Kurihara, in her new "I want to look like Tamura-san gladiatoress" outfit, beat Shu Shibutani in the main event. 

The weekend featured OZ and JWP shows.  In OZ Academy, it appears that current champ Carlos Amano and former champ Manami Toyota are going to have a five match series against each other.  The first of these matches saw Toyota pin Amano in a non-title match. Mayumi Ozaki (w/Takako Inoue) and KAORU (w/Aja Kong) bled a lot and the match ended in a no-contest due to referee stop.  Sonoko Kato pinned Ran Yu-Yu in a 6 woman tag, setting up yet another Chikayo/Sonoko vs Ran/AKINO tag title match.

The JWP show had the first round of matches in the Open Class Challenge league, featuring JWP vs outsiders.  JWP had a good day, with Kaori Yoneyama, Sachie Abe, and Leon (the Tojuki part of the name has been dropped) winning (over Yumi Ohka, Emi Sakura, and Passion Hottei), and Tsubasa Kuragaki going to a draw with Nanae Takahashi.  Only Keito lost, and Ran Yu-Yu isn't that much of an outsider.

ICE RIBBON January 4, 2010
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
295 Fans

1. Kaori Yoneyama & Makoto defeated Natsuki*Taiyo & Chii Tomiya (9:29) when Makoto used a Double Arm Suplex Hold on Tomiya.
2. Kenny Omega, Aika Ando, & Miyako Matsumoto defeated Ribbon Takahashi, Futoshi Miwa, & Riho (13:23) when Matsumoto used an Oklahoma Roll on Riho.
3. Ice Ribbon Tag Championship Decision Match: Hiroyo Matsumoto & Hamuko Hoshi defeated Nanae Takahashi & Mai Ichii (19:29) when Hoshi used a Modified Shubain Buster on Ichii.  Matsumoto & Hoshi become the 8th champions.
4. SUPER ICE-CUP Semifinals & ICEx60 Championship: Emi Sakura defeated Hikari Minami (11:46) with a Moonsault Press. Sakura is successful in the 10th defense.
5. SUPER ICE-CUP Semifinals: Tsukasa Fujimoto defeated Hikaru Shida (8:59) with the Tsukadora.
6. SUPER ICE-CUP Finals & ICEx60 Championship: Tsukasa Fujimoto defeated Emi Sakura (0:06) with the Tsukadora. Sakura fails in the 11th defense and Fujimoto becomes the 5th champion.

WAVE January 4, 2010
Shinjuku FACE
241 Fans

1. GAMI defeated Ryo Mizunami (14:17) with the Eye Poke.
2. Mio Shirai & Io Shirai defeated Misaki Ohata & Chisato Kuroki (12:38) when Mio used the Purple Flash on Kuroki.
3. 3WAY Tag Match: Mima Shimoda & Bullfight Sora and Cherry & Sakura Hirota (16:55) defeated GAMI & Command Bolshoi when Sora & Hirota pinned GAMI.
4. Aja Kong & Moeka Haruhi defeated Toshie Uematsu & Ran Yu-Yu (15:28) when Haruhi used the Heat of the Moment on Uematsu.
5. Mayumi Ozaki defeated Yumi Ohka (14:30) after using Poison Mist.
6. Ayumi Kurihara defeated Shu Shibutani (17:47) with a Modified Uranage.

ICE RIBBON January 9, 2010
Warabi City Isami Wrestle Budokan
85 Fans

1. Makoto defeated Chii Tomiya (6:54) with a Double Arm Suplex Hold.
2. Natsuki*Taiyo defeated Riho (6:11) with a Triple Taiyo*Chan La Magistral.
3. Nanae Takahashi defeated Mai Ichii (8:47) with the Albatross.
4. Hiroyo Matsumoto & Hamuko Hoshi defeated Kazumi Shimouma & Hikaru Shida (17:23) when Hoshi used the Shubain Buster Bomb on Shida.

OZ ACADEMY January 10, 2010
Shinjuku FACE

1. Chikayo Nagashima defeated Nao Komatsu  (6:31) with a Missile Kick.
2. Dynamite Kansai defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto (7:58) with a Diving Footstomp.
3. Aja Kong & KAORU vs Mayumi Ozaki & Takako Inoue (11:07) ended in a no-contest due to Referee Stop.
4. Manami Toyota defeated Carlos Amano (8:38) with an Avalanche Style Japanese Ocean Queen Bee Bomb.
5. Chikayo Nagashima, Sonoko Kato, & Ayumi Kurihara defeated AKINO, Ran Yu-Yu, & Tomoka Nakagawa (22:53) when Kato used Crown's Gate on Ran.

JWP January 10, 2010
Tokyo Cinema Club
250 Fans

1. Kayoko Haruyama & KAZUKI defeated Command Bolshoi & Chisato Kuroki (12:32) when KAZUKI used a Jaguar-Syle Backdrop on Kuroki.
2. OCC League: Ran Yu-Yu [2] defeated Keito [0] (9:30) with a Forearm Smash.
3. OCC League: Kaori Yoneyama [2] defeeated Yumi Ohka [0] (10:55) with the U.S.-Zou.
4. OCC League: Leon [2] defeated Passion Hottei [0] (1:22) with a Jackknife Hold.
5. OCC League: Sachie Abe [2] defeated Emi Sakura [0] (11:21) with La Magistral.
6. OCC League: Tsubasa Kuragaki [1] vs Nanae Takahashi [1] (30:00) went to a time-limit draw.


MikeFossati said...

Josh, do you have any info what happened to the Joshifans Forum? Can't connect to it for a while now...

Josh I. said...

I don't know anything for sure if/when it will return. There's this from another board, but I'm not sure if it is correct.