The limited action this weekend was all on the weekend. Ice Ribbon ran Osaka and Nagoya on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The Osaka show saw Tsukasa Fujimoto successfully defend the ICEx60 Championship with a win over Makoto. The International Ice Ribbon Tag Team belts changed hands, as Nanae Takahashi and Kazumi Shimouma defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto & Hamuko Hoshi. Sunday in Nagoya saw Fujimoto roll up her 3rd defense, beating teenager Hikari Minami, while Nanae & Emi Sakura beat Makoto & Hikaru Shida in the main event.
JWP was at the Tokyo Cinema Club and we had continuing action in the OCC League to determine the next JWP Openweight Championship challenger and the first round of the six-team tournament to fill the vacant JWP/Daily Sports tag crowns. If you were hoping for young teams to get a push, you'd be disappointed. Command Bolshoi and Megumi Yabushita finished off the Shirai sisters (Yabushita making Mio submit), and Kayoko Haruyama and Misaki Ohata beat the Ito Dojo duo Ayako Sata & Hanako Kobayashi. These teams advance to the semifinals along with KAZUKI/Toshie Uematsu and Natsuki*Taiyo/Kazumi Shimouma, who had byes. It was mostly bottom feeders in the OCC League. Yumi Ohka and Passion Hottei both scored their first victory of the league, over Keito and Sachie Abe respectively. In the JWP block, Keito and Sachie Abe cannot win, and Tsubasa Kuragaki leads with 5 points, while Kaori Yoneyama and Leon both have 4 points. In the outsiders block, Ran Yu-Yu leads with 6 points, Nanae Takahashi has 5, Hottei and Okha are both barely alive with 2 points, and Emi Sakura has 0.
OZ Academy was at Shinjuku FACE. Carlos Amano and Manami Toyota drew in their third match of the five-match series, leaving Toyota with the same 2-0 lead. Mayumi Ozaki & Takako Inoue beat Dynamite Kansai & Yumi Ohka, with Ozaki using the Ozakick on WAVE's Okha. I don't know if Okha is still resisting the offer to join the Ozaki-gun. The main event saw KAORU steal a win from Aja Kong, countering an Uraken. I'm sure Aja was unhappy about that.
ICE RIBBON February 20, 2010
Osaka Minami Move On Arena
1. Exhibition: Chii Tomiya vs ? (3:00) went to a time-limit draw.
2. Exhibition: Emi Sakura vs ? (3:00) went to a time-limit draw.
3. Hikari Minami & Hikaru Shida defeated Mai Ichii & Chii Tomiya (8:49) when Minami used a Blockbuster on Tomiya.
4. Daisuke Harada & Natsuki*Taiyo defeated Atsushi Kotoge & Emi Sakura (10:06) When Taiyo used the Triple Taiyo-Chan La Magistral on Sakura.
5. Miyako Matsumoto defeated Kuishinbo Kamen (7:15) with the Miya Here Clutch.
6. ICEx60 Championship: Tsukasa Fujimoto (c) defeated Makoto (15:00) with the Tsukadora. Fujimoto is successful in the 2nd defense.
7. International Ice Ribbon Championship: Nanae Takahashi & Kazumi Shimouma defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto & Hamuko Hoshi (17:32) when Shimouma used a Diving Elbow Drop on Hoshi. Matsumoto & Hoshi fail in the 2nd defense and Takahashi & Shimouma become the 9th champions.
ICE RIBBON February 21, 2010
Nagoya Aichi Sportiva Arena
1. Exhibition: Emi Sakura vs ? (3:00) went to a time-limit draw.
2. Exhibition: Mai Ichii vs ? (3:00) went to a time-lmit draw.
3. Chii Tomiya defeated Hamuko Hoshi (8:35).
4. Kazumi Shimouma defeated Mai Ichii (6:06).
5. Mr. 6 & Mr. 8 defeated Natsuki*Taiyo & Miyako Matsumoto when Mr. 6 pinned Matsumoto.
6. ICEx60 Championship: Tsukasa Fujimoto defeated Hikari Minami (10:03). Fujimoto is successful in the 3rd defense.
7. Nanae Takahashi & Emi Sakura defeated Makoto & Hikaru Shida (19:01) when Sakura pinned Makoto.
JWP February 21, 2010
Tokyo Cinema Club
1. Toshie Uematsu defeated KAZUKI (7:35) with a K-Crusher Cutback.
2. Tsubasa Kuragaki & Kaori Yoneyama defeated Leon & Shu Shibutani (11:59) when Kuragaki used a Lariat on Shibutani.
3. JWP & Daily Sports Tag Team Championship Tournament, First Round: Command Bolshoi & Megumi Yabushita defeated Ayako Sato & Hanako Kobayashi (13:24) when Yabushita used a Jumping Cross Armbreaker on Kobayashi.
4. JWP & Daily Sports Tag Team Championship Tournament, First Round: Kayoko Haruyama & Misaki Ohata defeated Mio Shirai & Io Shirai (12:22) when Haruyama used a Yokosuka Cutter on Mio.
5. OCC League: Yumi Ohka  defeated Keito  (14:42) with the Big Boot.
6. OCC League: Passion Hottei  defeated Sachie Abe  (17:38) with a Scissors Sleeper.
OZ ACADEMY February 21, 2010
1. AKINO & Tomoka Nakagawa defeated Sonoko Kato & Nao Komatsu (18:33) when AKINO used a Nagata Lock III on Komatsu.
2. Chikayo Nagashima & Ayumi Kurihara defeated Ran Yu-Yu & Hiroyo Matsumoto (18:48) when Nagashima used a Fire Valley Cutback on Ran.
3. Five Match Series, Match 3: Carlos Amano  vs Manami Toyota  (15:00) went to a time-limit draw.
4. Mayumi Ozaki & Takako Inoue defeated Dynamite Kansai & Yumi Ohka (13:03) when Ozaki used an Ozakick on Ohka.
5. KAORU defeated Aja Kong (11:41) with an Uraken Cutback.