Sunday, April 18, 2010

Results, April 12-18

 The major event in joshi puroresu this week was JWP's annual spring event known as "MANIA-X", held in Korakuen Hall on April 18th.  Sendai's Ryo Mizunami, who had defended the JWP Jr/POP titles against Kazumi Shimouma at an Ice Ribbon show the day before, beat JWP rookie Senri Kuroki, who got a halfway decent looking purple and silver costume.  Command Bolshoi & Tsukasa Fujimoto defeated Megumi Yabushita and Ayako Sato in a High Speed meets Submissions match.  Keito's 15th anniversary match saw her eat a Niagara Driver from Big Momma Kyoko Inoue.

The losing JWP OCC league participants had a JWP vs outsiders elimination tag match.  Sachie Abe quickly dispatched Passion Hottei, and then ate Yumi Ohka's big boot.  Leon eliminated Ohka, but then both Leon and Kaori Yoneyama were eliminated by Emi Sakura's La Magistrals, to leave JWP at a two to one disadvantage. Tsubasa Kuragaki overcame this handicap, beating both Ran Yu-Yu and Emi to win the day for JWP.  KAZUKI and Toshie Uematsu sucessfully defended the JWP/Daily Sports tag belts over HIROKA and Atsuko Emoto, with Toshie pinning HIROKA with the Solarina.

The big news was Kayoko Haruyama's 9th defense of the JWP Openweight title, almost two full years since winning the belt from the now retired Azumi Hyuga at this same show in 2008.  The challenger was Passion Red's Nanae Takahashi, who had won the OCC league.  Nanae ended up taking the title after 24 minutes with the Nanaracka*100.  Nanae said that she now plans on capturing the NEO/NWA Pacific belts and the Sendai Girls tournament title to establish herself as the dominant force of joshi puroresu.  Nanae added this title to the International Ice Ribbon tag belt she shares with Kazumi Shimouma and the Ice Ribbon Triangle belt that she won from Miyako Matsumoto & Riho on Saturday's Ice Ribbon show.  I don't really see the point of booking Takahashi to win Ice Ribbon's secondary belt. Fortunately for not-quite teenager Riho, the current ICEx60 champion, there's little threat that Nanae will ever make the 60 kg weight limit.

Ice Ribbon's Saturday show at Itabashi Green Hall, in addition to the title matches already mentioned, saw the re-debut of Yumiko Inoue, a former idol girl who briefly worked for JD Star several years ago.  She lost to Chii Tomiya, the tiniest non-preteen wrestler in joshi.  Ice Ribbon is setting up their "Golden Ribbon" at Korakuen Hall early next month, featuring Riho vs Emi Sakura for the ICEx60 title, Mai Ichii vs Emi Fujino in an MMA fight, and a three-way for the tag titles with champs Nanae & Kazumi vs GENTARO & Keita Yano and the dream team of Miyako Matsumoto and Jun Kasai.  I predict fake light tubes made of balloons or styrofoam.

Ito Dojo held a rare show.  I'm sure they won't start a website or get TV or sell DVDs or anything else that might get people's attention.  I'm obsessive enough and found results.  The ever-elusive Tomoko Morii drew with Kazumi Shimouma.  Hanako Kobayashi & Cherry beat Asami Kawasaki & Kana, with the Cherryton Bomb on Asami.  Aki Kambayashi (aka Miss Mongol) beat Sakura Hirota when Hirota submitted due to "shame and embarassement".  I can't say I blame her.  Or maybe that's a botched translation!  Ayako Sato got a win over ex-Ito Dojo fighter Mai Ichii.  The main event was a blast from the past, with Kaoru Ito & Aja Kong taking on Yumiko Hotta (not Passion Hottei) and Takako Inoue (who still is a hottie). Takako ate a backfist from Aja.

NEO had a silly house show.  The opener was a battle royale to qualify for the battle royale on the anniversary show (part two) at Korakuen on May 5.  It was Toshie Uematsu (already in) versus six indy sleazes that fall below Small Giant Baba on the puroresu pecking order.  Such luminaries of the puroresu world as Konaka=Pale One and Karate Mummy failed, but Yuiga got the rare win and her chubby masked presence will bless the main battle royale for a least a few seconds.  Oh, the main event was Kyoko Inoue & Nanae Takahashi against Ryo Mizunami & Aya Yuki.  Sounds like an extended squash match.  Big Momma got the expected win via powerbomb over Little Genki (Aya).

BIG JAPAN April 12, 2010
Takaoka Techno Dome

2. GAMI & Bullfight Sora vs Leon & Senri Kuroki
5. Yumi Ohka & Moeka Haruhi vs Toshie Uematsu & Cherry

BIG JAPAN April 13, 2010
Toyama Industrial Pavilion Techno Hall

2. GAMI & Bullfight Sora vs Toshie Uemastu & Cherry
3. Yumi Ohka & Moeka Haruhi vs Leon & Senri Kuroki

ZERO1 April 13, 2010
Asahikawa Local Industry Promotion Center

2. Bambi defeated Apple Miyuki (6:31) with a Standing Shining Wizard.

ZERO 1 April 14, 2010
Sapporo Factory Hall

2. Bambi defeated Apple Miyuki (8:12) with a Standing Shining Wizard.

ICE RIBBON April 14, 2010
Warabi City Isami Wrestle Budokan
56 Fans

1. Exhibition: Emi Sakura vs GENTARO (3:00) went to a time-limit draw.
2. Tsukasa Fujimoto defeated Chii Tomiya (7:55) with the Venus Shot.
3. GENTARO & Natsuki*Taiyo defeated Ribbon Takanashi & Hamuko Hoshi (11:19) when Taiyo used La Magistral on Hoshi.
4. Nanae Takahashi & Mai Ichii defeated Makoto & Hikaru Shida (18:12) when Ichii used a Jumping High Kick on Shida.

ZERO1 April 15, 2010
Hakodate Ciitizen Gymnasium

2. Apple Miyuki defeated Bambi (10:20) with La Magistral.

Shin-Kiba 1st RING
300 Fans

5. HIROKA defeated Kyoko Kimura (8:27) with a Modified Chickenwing Hold.

ICE RIBBON April 17, 2010
Itabashi Green Hall
240 Fans

1. Exhibition: Tsukushi defeated ? (3:00) by 2 falls to 0.
2. Yumiko Inoue Re-debut: Chii Tomiya defeated Yumiko Inoue (5:19) with a Cradle.
3. GENTARO & Aika Ando defeated Makoto & Hamuko Hoshi (14:22) when GENTARO pinned Makoto.
4. JWP Junior/POP Championship: Ryo Mizunami defeated Kazumi Shimouma (16:11) with the Diving Guillotine Drop. Mizunami is successful in the 2nd defense.
5. Emi Sakura, Natsuki*Taiyo, & Mai Ichii defeated Hikari Minami, Hikaru Shida, & Tsukasa Fujimoto (17:56) when Ichii used a Jumping High Kick on Shida.
6. Triangle Ribbon Championship: Nanae Takahashi defeated Miyako Matsumoto & Riho (12:28) by using a Cradle on Matsumoto. Matsumoto fails in the 1st defense and Takahashi becomes the 3rd champion.

NEO April 17, 2010
Itabashi Green Hall
122 Fans

1. Seven Wrestler Battle Royale: Yuiga defeated Toshie Uematsu Picture (4:37).  Others, in order of elimination: Magnum Edo, Karate Mummy, Tama River, Konaka=Pale One, Octopus Nipple (???).
2. Natsuki*Taiyo & HIROKA defeated Ultima Moreno & AKINO (8:40) when HIROKA used the Muerte de Christ on Moreno.
3. Yoshiko Tamura defeated Sakura Hirota (8:53) with a Patriot Buster.
4. Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki defeated Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto (14:50) when Tanny used the Mission Possible on Kimura.
5. Kyoko Inoue & Nanae Takahashi defeated Aya Yuki & Ryo Mizunami (18:39) when Inoue used a Powerbomb on Yuki.

JWP "MANIA-X 2010" April 18, 2010
Korakuen Hall
839 Fans

1. Ryo Mizunami defeated Senri Kuroki (6:39).
2. Command Bolshoi & Tsukasa Fujimoto defeated Megumi Yabushita & Ayako Sato (12:55) when Bolshoi used a Tiger Suplex Hold on Yabushita.
3. Keito 15th Anniversary Match: Kyoko Inoue defeated Keito (8:53) with a Niagara Driver.
4. OCC League Participants Elimination Tag Match: Tsubasa Kuragaki, Kaori Yoneyama, Leon, & Sachie Abe defeated Passion Hottei, Ran Yu-Yu, Yumi Ohka, & Emi Sakura (12:05).
4a. Sachie Abe defeated Passion Hottei (2:46) with a Cradle.
4b. Yumi Ohka defeated Sachie Abe (4:11) with a Big Boot.
4c. Leon defeated Yumi Ohka (5:26) with the Captured Buster.
4d. Emi Sakura defeated Leon (6:49) with La Magistral.
4e. Emi Sakura defeated Kaori Yoneyama (9:11) with La Magistral.
4f. Tsubasa Kuragaki defeated Ran Yu-Yu (11:50) with the Wing Clutch Hold.
4g. Tsubasa Kuragaki defeated Emi Sakura (12:55) with the Metal Wing.
5. JWP/Daily Sports Tag Team Championship: KAZUKI & Toshie Uematsu defeated HIROKA & Atsuko Emoto (13:49) when Uematsu used the Solarina on HIROKA. KAZUKI & Uematsu are successful in the 1st defense.
6. JWP Openweight Championship: Nanae Takahashi defeated Kayoko Haruyama (24:47) with the Nanaracka*100.  Haruyama fails in the 9th defense and Takahashi becomes the 14th champion.

ITO DOJO April 18, 2010
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

1. Tomoko Morii vs Kazumi Shimouma (15:00) went to a time-limit draw.
2. Hanako Kobayashi & Cherry defeated Asami Kawasaki & Kana when Cherry used the Cherryton Bomb on Kawasaki.
3. Aki Kambayashi defeated Sakura Hirota by submission due to "embarassment".
4. Ayako Sato defeated Mai Ichii with a German Suplex Hold.
5. Kaoru Ito & Aja Kong defeated Yumiko Hotta & Takako Inoue when Kong used an Uraken on Inoue.

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