Sunday, May 30, 2010

Results, May 24-30

 The two biggest stories of the week involved a retirement and a new "promotion", but let's start with the tail end of OZ Academy's mini-expedition to Hokkaido.  Last weekend, they ran Sapporo in a show featuring Carlos Amano breaking her nose while defending the OZ championship.  This injury forced her to miss Monday's joint show with Big Japan in Asahikawa.  In addition to some undercard mixed tags, we saw Tomoka Nakagawa get a win in her hometown, pinning Nao Komatsu in a tag.  The semi-main event was changed due to Amano's injury and became a three way match between Manami Toyota, Aja Kong, and Ayumi Kurihara, with Toyota getting a jackknife pin on Aja.

Ice Ribbon had their usual small shows.  The 12-year old Tsukushi got a pin on Tsukasa Fujimoto.  Fujimoto is Emi Sakura's next challenger for the ICEx60 title and this is a strange way to build to a title match.  Well, lots about Ice Ribbon is strange.  They unveiled "19 Pro", which is going to be an internet-only subpromotion with matches streamed live on USTREAM.  The name comes from the fact that the match will start at 19:00 Tokyo time (that's 6 AM Eastern in case you need to  establish your cred as a big-time joshi creep).  Sayaka Obihiro, the new adult rookie, seems to be a primary focus of this, as she talked about how since she can't wrestle in her hometown of Sapporo, that she'll still give them a chance to see her live.  The first 19 Pro match (no, I didn't see it, but results are posted) saw Obihiro lose to Kazumi Shimouma.  June 2nd will see Obihiro vs Makoto.  Set your alarms!

Bullfight Sora (aka Atsuko Emoto) is leaving puroresu.  The recent Revolucion Amandola show saw her final appearance as Emoto, and she also had her last MMA fight.  The retirement show was a WAVE event at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, attracting 326 fans which is strong by WAVE standards.  The undercard saw the first three matches of WAVE's summer league with Io Shirai, Shu Shibutani, and Kana all picking up victories over Sawako Shimono, Moeka Haruhi, and Yumi Ohka, respectively.  The main event was a series of five matches with people strongly associated with Sora/Emoto.  Sora first lost to Kyoko Kimura's Big Boot, then got pinned by her other R.A. associate Tomoka Nakagawa.  Two more losses followed, to Toshie Uematsu's Dragon Suplex and AKINO's Frankensteiner.  The finale was against GAMI and just about everyone got involved during the match.  The retired Michiko Ohmukai was there to help with the ring post spot.  Ryo Mizunami interfered, wearing a cow mask, with GAMI threatening to give her a one-way ticket home to Sendai.  Sora did get to go out a winner, as GAMI did the job.

Asahikawa Local Industry Promotion Center

2. Abdullah Kobayashi, Daikokubo Benkei, & Dynamite Kansai defeated Ryuji Yamakawa, Yuichi Taniguchi, & Mayumi Ozaki (8:20) when Kobayashi used a Elbow Drop on Taniguchi.
3. Ran Yu-Yu & Tomoka Nakagawa defeated Sonoko Kato & Nao Komatsu (12:46) when Nakagawa used a German Suplex Hold on Komatsu.
5. Mototsugu Shimuzu & Chikayo Nagashima defeated MEN'S Teioh & AKINO (9:38) when Shimuzu used the Miracle Ecstasy on Teioh.
6. 3 Way Match: Manami Toyota defeated Aja Kong & Ayumi Kurihara (9:06) with a Jackknife Hold on Kong.

ICE RIBBON May 26, 2010
Warabi City Isami Wrestle Budokan
73 Fans

1. Mai Ichii defeated Sayaka Obihiro (6:50) with a Body Slam.
2. Mickey Oji & Natsuki*Taiyo defeated Chou-un Shiryu & Chii Tomiya (15:37) when Taiyo used a Moonsault Press on Tomiya.
3. Emi Sakura & Miyako Matsumoto defeated Makoto & Tsukasa Fujimoto (18:39) when Matsumoto used the Miya Here Clutch on Fujimoto.

ICE RIBBON May 29, 2010
Warabi City Isami Wrestle Budokan
115 Fans

1. Miyako Matsumoto defeated Kurumi (6:09) with a Diving Body Press.
2. Nanae Takahashi, Kazumi Shimouma, & Minori Makiba defeated Mai Ichii, Makoto, & Sayaka Obihiro (15:20) when Makiba used the Mi No Rich On Ichii.
3. Hikari Minami defeated Riho (7:24) with the Blockbuster.
4. Emi Sakura & Tsukushi defeated Tsukasa Fujimoto & Hikaru Shida (11:44) when Tsukushi pinned Fujimoto.

19 PRO May 29, 2010
Ice Ribbon Dojo/USTREAM

1. Kazumi Shimouma defeated Sayaka Obihiro (7:59) with a Missile Kick.

Shin-Kiba 1st Ring

1. Ayako Sato vs Hanako Kobayashi

WAVE May 30, 2010
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
Bullfight Sora Retirement
326 Fans

1. Catch the WAVE, Young Person's Block: Io Shirai [2] defeated Sawako Shimono [0] (8:41) with a Moonsault Press.
2. Catch the WAVE, Shu's Rivals Block: Shu Shibutani [2] defeated Moeka Haruhi [0] (13:07) with a Diving Senton.
3. Catch the WAVE, Visual Technical Block: Kana [2] defeated Yumi Ohka [0] (3:36) with an Ankle Hold.
4. Cherry & Misaki Ohata defeated Sakura Hirota & Ryo Mizunami (12:35) when Cherry pinned Hirota.
5. Bullfight Sora Retirement Series: Singles Matches vs Kyoko Kimura, Tomoka Nakagawa, Toshie Uematsu, AKINO, & GAMI
5a. Final Rival WAVE: Kimura defeated Sora (7:21) with the Big Boot.
5b. Final Natives of Hokkaido WAVE: Nakagawa defeated Sora (7:20) with an Australian Arm.
5c. Final Technical WAVE: Uematsu defeated Sora (5:06) with a Dragon Suplex Hold.
5d. Final Challenge WAVE: AKINO defeated Sora (6:30) with a Frankensteiner.
5e. Slow Motion Comical Deathmatch: Sora defeated GAMI (16:32) with a Small Package Hold.

No comments: