Sunday, March 28, 2010

Results, March 22-28

This week started off with JWP on Monday (3/22) in Osaka. They finally filled the tag titles, which had been vacant since Azumi Hyuga's retirment. The mismatchted midcarder team of KAZUKI & Toshie Uematsu, usually more known for working with other partners and feuding with each other, triumphed over Command Bolshoi & Megumi Yabushita. We also saw the final three matches of the round-robin portion of the JWP OCC (Open Class Challenger) league. Sachie Abe beat Yumi Ohka in a meaningless match. Nanae Takahashi ended up winning the outsiders block with 9 points after taking Leon's head off with a Lariat. Tsubasa Kuragaki used a lariat of her own on Ran Yu-Yu to finish with 8 points and win the JWP block. Those two will meet on April 4th (they had a draw during league play) and the winner moves on for a title shot against Kayoko Haruyama on April 18th in Korakuen Hall at the MANIA-X show.

The other big news of the weeks was the final Fuka Matsuri, as Ms. Kakimoto is retiring from puroresu. In a result that is ridiculous even by comedy battle royale standards, 12-year old Riho somehow got Minoru Suzuki over the top rope to win that event. Sarah "Dark Angel" Stock was absent due to travel woes, but "Tigre Mask" (Fuuka) & Leon (Stock's replacement) beat HIROKA & Princess Sugey, with Fuuka pinning Sugey. The semi-main saw Misaki Ohata & Yumi Ohka (subbing for injured Shu Shibutani) draw with Ayumi Kurihara & Natsuki*Taiyo, then Fuuka lost in her final match, eating the Nanaracka from Takahashi. The show drew 1550 fans, so about 200 more than Hyuga's retirement but a few hundred less than Etsuko Mita and Devil Masami got in their respective retirement shows.

In scattered action, Ice Ribbon had the usual pair of minor shows. Miyako Matsumoto became a double champion by winning the Triangle Ribbon Championship from Riho (it's always defended in three-way matches) and then successfully defended the main Ice Ribbon title against Makoto. WAVE ran another mid-week show at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, with Yumi Ohka beating rookie Sawako Shimono and Toshie/Ran beating GAMI/Ryo Mizunami on the Miz's 22nd birthday. GAMI did the job and then presumably gave Ryo some cake in the face. Meiko Satomura beat Shuri (KG from HUSTLE) at the first SMASH show, and NEO had another house show with a card propped up with midgets and has-beens (wait, even the AJW midgets are has-beens).

ICE RIBBON March 22, 2010
Warabi City Isami Wrestle Budokan
82 Fans

1. Chii Tomiya defeated Tsukushi (4:43) with a Brainy Person Buster Hold.
2. ICEx60 Championship #1 Contender's Match: Makoto defeated Hikaru Shida (8:13).
3. Triangle Ribbon Championship: Miyako Matsumoto defeated Riho & Kazumi Shimouma (10:03) by using the Miya Here Clutch on Riho. Riho fails in the 2nd defense and Matsumoto becomes the 2nd champion.
4. GENTARO & Emi Sakura defeated Ikuto Hidaka & Ken Ohka (0:04) when Sakura used a Schoolboy on Ohka.
4a. Restart: GENTARO & Emi Sakura defeated Ikuto Hidaka & Ken Ohka (16:19) when GENTARO used a Scorpion Deathlock on Ohka.

JWP March 22, 2010
Osaka World Building
173 Fans

1. JWP OCC League: Sachie Abe [4] defeated Yumi Ohka [4] (14:20) with a Modified La Magistral.
2. Kayoko Haruyama, Mio Shirai, & Io Shirai defeated Keito, Kaori Yoneyama, & Senri Kuroki (11:51) when Haruyama used the Keene Hammer on Yoneyama.
3. JWP Tag Team Championship Tournament Final: KAZUKI & Toshie Uematsu defeated Command Bolshoi & Megumi Yabushita (17:36) when KAZUKI used a Somersault Throw Cutback on Yabushita. KAZUKI & Uematsu become the 34th JWP champions.
4. JWP OCC League: Nanae Takahashi [9] defeated Leon [6] (21:30) with a Lariat.
5. JWP OCC League: Tsubasa Kuragaki [8] defeated Ran Yu-Yu [6] (17:56) with a Lariat.

WAVE March 24, 2010
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
112 Fans

1. Cherry & Kana defeated Mio Shirai & Io Shirai (12:12) when Kana used the Russian Hook on Mio.
2. Sakura Hirota & Bullfight Sora defeated Moeka Haruhi & Misaki Ohata (11:07) when Sora pinned Ohata.
3. Yumi Okha defeated Sawako Shimono (12:27) with the Neck Hanging Bomb.
4. Toshie Uematsu & Ran Yu-Yu defeated GAMI & Ryo Mizunami (23:42) when Ran used a Forearm Smash on GAMI.

SMASH March 26, 2010
Shinjuku FACE

2. Meiko Satomura defeated Shuri (KG) (11:06) with a Sleeper Hold.

ICE RIBBON March 27, 2010
Warabi City Isami Wrestle Budokan
84 Fans

1. Exhibition: Tsukasa Fujimoto vs ? (3:00) went to a time-limit draw.
2. Emi Sakura defeated Tsukushi (6:13).
3. Kazumi Shimouma defeated Chii Tomiya (7:49).
4. Nanae Takahashi & Riho defeated Tsukasa Fujimoto & Hikari Minami (13:03) when Riho pinned Fujimoto.
5. ICEx60 Championship: Miyako Matsumoto defeated Makoto (11:28). Matsumoto is successful in the 1st defense.

FUUKA MATSURI March 28, 2010
Korakuen Hall
Fuuka Retirement Show
1550 Fans

1. Io Shirai defeated Kagetsu (8:24) with a Rider Kick.
2. Royal Rumble: Riho defeated Minoru Suzuki (19:42) by Over the Top Rope. Others: FUKA Kid, Bolshoi Kid, Tanny Mouse, Yuki Miyazaki,
Emi Sakura, Yumiko Hotta, GAMI, Bullfight Sora, Caribbean KIM, Mio Shirai, Kikutaro, Small Antonio Inoki, Small Giant Baba
3. Tigre Fuuka & Leon defeated HIROKA & Princess Sugey (8:50) when Fuuka used the Mac on Sugey.
5. Ultimo Dragon & Madoka defeated NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA (11:43) when Dragon used the Asai DDT on MAZADA.
2. Future Ace Match: Yumi Ohka & Misaki Ohata vs Ayumi Kurihara & Natsuki*Taiyo (15:00) went to a time-limit draw.
6. Fuuka Retirement Match: Nanae Takahashi defeated Fuuka (16:33) with a Nanaracka.

NEO March 28, 2010
Ishioka Athletic-Park Gymnasium
519 Fans

1. Aya Yuki defeated Chii Tomiya (7:35) with a Fireman's Carry.
2. Tanny Mouse & Pretty Ota defeated Tsubo Genjin & Mr. Buddhaman (9:51) when Tanny used the Paro Special on Genjin.
3. Atsuko Emoto defeated Mima Shimoda (8:16) by Count Out.
4. Yoshiko Tamura defeated Cherry (9:57) with a Rolling Senton.
5. Dump Matsumoto & Kyoko Kimura defeated Yuki Miyazaki & Hanako Kobayashi (9:45) when Matsumoto used a Body Press on Kobayashi.
6. Battle Royale: Aya Yuki defeated Tsubo Genjin (4:52) with a Schoolboy. Others, in order of elimination: Yoshiko Tamura, Hanako Kobayashi, Mima Shimoda, Yuki Miyazaki, Tanny Mouse, Pretty Ota, Chii Tomiya, Mr. Buddhaman, Cherry.
7. Kyoko Inoue & Toshie Uematsu defeated Jaguar Yokota & Makoto (16:16) when Inoue used a Powerbomb on Makoto.

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