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Joshi Puroresu => Matches, matches and for a change of pace, more matches! => Topic started by: DANgerous K on October 04, 2007, 10:11:54 AM

Title: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: DANgerous K on October 04, 2007, 10:11:54 AM
I know Oni already did a review of this one on the old boards, but I really wanted to do one and seeing as this one is all fresh and that  ;D

Misae Genki & Haruka Matsuo vs. Yoshiko Tamura & Emi Sakura (NEO, 7/16/07 - NEO Tag Team Titles)

This is the most fun modern tag match I've seen in a while and there are a number of reasons for that. 
The first is that there are a number of great story threads that have been going for a while and that all build up to this match and second is that the roles that everybody plays in the match completely come out of that story and help to make the match so much damn fun.

Tamura started out mocking Emi.  She seemed to feel that Emi was becoming something of a joke, spending all her time "playing" around with her Ice Ribbon girls and completely ignoring her own wrestling career.  Tamura was goading Emi and trying to force her into a title match against herself but Emi didn't want to play along.  Tamura even stole the hand made belt from Ice Ribbon and mocked her with that.  She resisted the whole time even right up until the very night of their double titles match.  She looked nervous as hell.  But she stood in the middle of that ring and the crowd chanted her name and hurled a blizzard of orange streamers onto the mat nearly engulfing Emi, almost as if it were a retirement ceremony.  It was a sign of the crowds respect and love.  That night, once that bell rung, she gave Tamura a wrestling lesson and nearly pulled out the "upset" win.  Respect was earned. 
Emi probably thought she was now safe and could go back to the easy life outside of high-end competion but that match had made up Tamura's mind and she had decided Emi wasn't done.  She set her sights on the Neo tag titles and called out Emi to be her partner.  Again Emi begged off and again Tamura, with a little help from Aoi Kizuki, roped Emi in until she couldn't escape.  The new odd couple tag team was forged in the cauldron of competition.

Genki and Matsuo on the other hand is a completely different story.  Despite a number of succesful defences of their titles and spirited performances from Matsuo, Genk had become more and more disiillusioned with her tag team partner.  She just doesn't trust that Matsuo can cut it or be depended upon in the ring and has been treating her accordingly.  And Matsuo just cant understand why with every win Genki seems to respect her less and less.  She won't even shake her hand in victory.

The story of the match completely keys into all of this.
Seeing Emi on the stairs before that match, she again seems nervous as hell, whilst Tamura is as Icy as the blue eyeshadow she always wears.  Emi is ready to be sick while Tamuras just ready to kick some ass!  Emi even has to go behind the curtain to wretch a couple of times before finally getting in the ring. 
Genki and Matsuo come out with Matsuo coming out first and looking back as if to check that Genki is even going to bother coming out.  They stand together but they barely look at each other.  Emi wont even look at the belts when the ref shows them to the wrestlers and the crowd, she's just standing holding the rope looking like she'd rather be anywhere but there.
The match starts and Genki and Matuso rush the challengers and take it to the outside. At one point Genki just drops the thick steel Korauken hall door on Emi.  (Why in god's name would you LET anybody do that to you?)  The match gets back in the ring and it's Emi and Tamura controlling, with a cool double AIIIIICEUU CRUUUUSHHHAAA! spot and then finally the match settling to Tamura and Matsuo.  Matsuo gets a little bit of control and Genki decides to come in and take over.  Genki now is pretty much just gonna do it for her self.  She doesn't need that girly Matsuo Just getting in the way.  Genki is all over Tamura and Emi tries to help but ends up being involved in a funny spot where Genki picks her up and tries to throw her at Tamura but Tamura just dodges, not really caring if Emi eats mat or not.

But you see, Emi is now like the Lioness backed into the corner, defending her cubs (read reputation, or against Genki, perhaps Life) and that little moment has just pissed her off.  Tamura elbows Genki down and then Emi just grabs Tamura, hoists her up and just slams her onto Genki.  Tamuras face is just like " WTF?*  Tamura and Genki keep going at each other with neither getting the upper hand until they both need to tag out.  Tamura does but Genki doesn't. 
At this point Emi and Tamura spot the name of the game.  It's called "beat the s*it out of the big girl and the rest will fall".  Oldest rule of the playground! 
They trade stiff slaps until Emi starts just unloading on Genki.  Genki takes her down but Emi rolls through and starts wailing away again with the slaps.  Have you ever seen the littlest cat in the street just slapping the piss out of the biggest?  Then you know exactly how it looks.  Tamura comes in and Emi points where she wants Genki's prone body, so she can hit some splashes off the ropes. Tamura DDT'S her but it's NOT in the right place and Emi shouts at Tamura to get it right.  Tamura at this point is trying not to laugh in surprise at this ring general she has unleashed.  Words cannot describe.
Soon after Genki makes a dive from the outside to Emi.  The crowd understandably oooohs at the possibility of Emi having to be peeled off the Korauken floor.  Genki go Splat.  Back in the ring the power moves and head explosions start coming out as everybody gets desperate and it rules.  P.S I love seeing Emi do her 420 splash.  It Is Awesome! With a capital AWE.

The flow and story of this match are just special.  The look on Matsuo's face at the end of the match says it all.  If you haven't seen this sucker yet, what are you waiting for?  Go on, go and do it!  Now!
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 04, 2007, 10:17:22 AM
Nice review as always Dan.

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Post by: DANgerous K on October 04, 2007, 10:30:17 AM
 :) Cheers Kori.  It's nice to do them as I feel like I'm getting some good practice for my creative writing course at the same time! 


It's not procrastination or anything...

Ahem.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 04, 2007, 10:31:39 AM
Don't think I haven't forgotten about Ming the Mercel though...
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: DANgerous K on October 04, 2007, 10:37:33 AM
But I love Ming, I mean AKINO, I mean...


Aw...fudge.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on October 04, 2007, 03:46:43 PM
NEO 7/16/07, NEO Tag titles - Misae Genki & Haruka Matsuo vs. Yoshiko Tamura & Emi Sakura
So yeah, theres pretty much no point after DAN's reviews. The only thing I will say is that I was hoping for Matsuo's and Genki's relationship, or lack thereof, to be a bit more involved than it was. It sucks the Tamura/Sakura did last long as it could have been big. Would have at least like to see a big tag involving them against Hyuga. ***3/4

SUN 8/5/07 - Aja Kong & Kyoko Kimura vs. Hikaru & Sake Maemura & Fuuka
So yeah, pure angle here. It stems from stems from Kimura's loss in a tag match the month before from a SK (Orton/Tenryu). Hikaru tries to go after Kimura from the start, but is thrown out of the ring and poor Saki is left the legal wrestler. REM just dismantle the girl slowly for nearly five minutes while Hikaru isn't allowed to come in before it finally ends with Kimura's boot on Saki's face during a pinfall/pose. Second match has Hikaru seemingly getting revenge for a little bit until Aja kicks hers in the head. From there its downhill for Hikaru as she gets an even worse beating while Fuuka pretty much can do nothing with the ref keeping her out and Toshie attacking her. Hikaru tries hard to survive making some decent kickouts, but its all for naught in the end. Kimura finishes Hikaru off with a big boot and to SKs.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: luckycleareyes on October 04, 2007, 05:39:20 PM
Misae Genki & Haruka Matsuo vs. Yoshiko Tamura & Emi Sakura (NEO, 7/16/07 - NEO Tag Team Titles

A good part of this match for me is at 25:50 - 26:00 when Emi has to legit ring general Matsuo.  ???

Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 04, 2007, 05:51:41 PM
Why would she need to RG Matsuo?
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: luckycleareyes on October 04, 2007, 06:02:22 PM
I walked right into that one.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 04, 2007, 06:04:17 PM
Yes you sure did.

;D
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Post by: luckycleareyes on October 04, 2007, 06:40:28 PM
BUT SHE'S THE CHAMP!  :D

I ask myself the question, "what type of wrestler will Matsuo face" like Noburu posted, yet she's already flash pinned Mita in a defense.

And now she's going against Nakagawa for her next defense this weekend? Good for Nakagawa I guess....  :-\

How is Genki not demanding a title shot?
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 04, 2007, 06:47:02 PM
Because nobody would buy it if she won unless it was another Mita-esque win?  And that wouldn't make her look strong at all.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on October 04, 2007, 09:03:04 PM
Was vs. Mita actually a defense? Same with the Nakagawa match?
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on October 05, 2007, 08:20:23 AM
SUN 7/12/07 - Manami Toyota vs. Saki Maemura
Decent match with Saki really getting to show off by the end. Toyota was quite giving to her. **1/4
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: luckycleareyes on October 05, 2007, 08:40:22 AM
Was vs. Mita actually a defense? Same with the Nakagawa match?

I thought Mita was a defense, but I can't find it listed as such now. Nakagawa's is not.

I just feel like the way the whole story has been building that Genki would want to take out her aggravation on Matsuo. I know nobody would believe Matsuo winning, but nobody would believe Matsuo beating Tamura and that happened.
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Post by: Eivion on October 05, 2007, 08:51:04 AM
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I just feel like the way the whole story has been building that Genki would want to take out her aggravation on Matsuo. I know nobody would believe Matsuo winning, but nobody would believe Matsuo beating Tamura and that happened.
Not sure what your talking about here. She already beat Genki before she beat Tamura. They really didn't build to it enough to be meaningful though.


IBUKI 7/16/06, 2/3 Falls - Mario Yoshida vs. Kyoko kImura
For whatever reason I haven't watched this yet despite having for at least six or so months. Anyways, this is such a great match. The two just go all. It feels like Yoshida is trying to rip Kimura's leg off during the first two falls with Kimura wailing in pain constantly. Kimura also gets to show off her awesome mat skills though they still are no match to Mariko's. This was a greta match to put Kimura over n. She took a fine beating and gave almost as good as she got later on. Just a great match that excites all the through if your into matwork. ****1/4
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 05, 2007, 09:51:40 AM
are we forgetting that Haruka already beat Misae right after the tag team loss during that run that passed for a build-up of Matsuo?
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 05, 2007, 10:24:39 AM
Yes we are Oni.

grrrrrr
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Post by: luckycleareyes on October 05, 2007, 10:32:12 AM
Not sure what your talking about here. She already beat Genki before she beat Tamura. They really didn't build to it enough to be meaningful though.

Probably why I forgot they wrestled on 8/12 and Matsuo won with The Mac. I tend to be stuck in the timeframe of whatever I'm watching more. So I'm still back in July with NEO...
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Post by: JOSH Chisako on October 05, 2007, 10:36:36 AM
I watched both the Tamura/Sakura vs Genki/Matsuo tag and the Hikaru/Saki/Fuuka vs Kimura/Aja massacre.  I don't have too much new to add.  Matsuo was definitely the weak link in that NEO tag.  She comes across as the cute girl who teams with the real worker in tags, not as a champion/ace type.  Sakura was great-this match and the earlier title match vs Tamura have to be the high points of her career.  It's like the combination of the total love from the Ice Ribbon girls and the confidence that Tamura has in Emi push her to a point that she didn't think she could reach.  Hell, at this point I'd rather have seen Emi win the single titles than Matsuo. 

BTW, I'm almost postive that neither the Mita or the Nakagawa matches are title defenses for Haruka.

The SUN match was a slight disappointment as it was too one-sided for my liking, but did its job in getting across everyone's roles.  Kimura is a mean crazy psycho bitch (pinning people by stepping on their face is just classic), Aja is Aja (and this is the mean Aja that wants to humiliate people, not just win matches), and Toshie runs around ringside mouthing off, distracting the ref, and being a general pain in the ass.  Uematsu really makes R.E.M. awesome-the group is more than just big monsters, but have a manipulative, sneaky side as well.  Hikaru is the big brave babyface who takes her beating without resorting to the heel's tactics (even though she probably should), Saki is the hopelessly outclassed little girl, and Fuuka just doesn't know what she's got herself into.  The expressions on her face were priceless.  This isn't JD Star, dear.  Kimura isn't playing pirates anymore and Aja Kong means business! Welcome to the big leagues!
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Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 05, 2007, 10:39:08 AM
Nice review Josh.  :)
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Post by: luckycleareyes on October 05, 2007, 10:57:00 AM
...and Fuuka just doesn't know what she's got herself into.  The expressions on her face were priceless.  This isn't JD Star, dear.  Kimura isn't playing pirates anymore and Aja Kong means business! Welcome to the big leagues!

I can't tell what Toshie says to her as they're walking away during the opening press conference, but Fuuka's reaction shows she totally shocked by the whole thing. Nanae is a prankster and loves surprises, hell she didn't even tell Hikaru, Natsuki and Saki about the creation of SUN until she made the general announcement after her Anniversary show. The only people who knew were Z1 President Nakamura, Steve Corino and Nanae.

So I'm betting they didn't tell Fuuka what was going to happen this time either. She looks totally stunned.
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Post by: DANgerous K on October 05, 2007, 10:58:47 AM
R.E.M really are an awesome heel group aren't they?  The just demolished the sun girls on that show.  Hikaru really knows how to play babyface, her style even seems built around it.
Does anybody else think they should sic "R.E.M Kimura" on Matsuo.  That would get both of them over I reckon.  ;D
Yeah Josh, Fuuka's expression just looks too real to be completely put on.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 05, 2007, 10:59:54 AM
Remember the look on Ayumi's face when she realized Nanae was going to be "her" at GAMI's show?
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: luckycleareyes on October 05, 2007, 11:18:01 AM
Remember the look on Ayumi's face when she realized Nanae was going to be "her" at GAMI's show?

I remember the look on Nanae's face better! She could barely keep from laughing.
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Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 05, 2007, 11:18:39 AM
I thought she did finally laugh at that.
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Post by: luckycleareyes on October 05, 2007, 11:20:23 AM
Well, when they did the shake hands thing at the begining, and Ayumi kind of played along by yelling her greeting like Nanae was mocking. Nanae paused almost like she was a little peeved at Ayumi no-selling it.
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Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 05, 2007, 11:35:19 AM
Yeah, but Ayumi is pretty playful herself at times.
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Post by: Antonio DAMAN on October 06, 2007, 03:23:49 PM
Yumi Ohka VS Misaki Ohata (JDStar FINAL, 7/16/07)

Man oh man is there a lot of streamers for Ohka and Misaki.  It was really cool to see Ohka have a return in a somewhat big way, and her entrance made me flash back to 2004, when Ohka was running amuck.  As for the match itself, I was surprised at the amount of moves they threw into the match for just 5 minutes, and it was cool to see that even though she was out of the ring for 2 years, Ohka hadn't lost a step.  Misaki also continues to impress as well. (*3/4)

Chris
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Post by: Eivion on October 06, 2007, 04:10:59 PM
Yeah they pretty much went all out there due to the time they had and since it was the final show. Ohka was clearly trying to show she back at 100%. She must have been training hard those months. Really makes me look forward to when her WAVE stuff starts surfacing.
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Post by: Eivion on October 06, 2007, 09:05:48 PM
JD Star Final 7/16/07 - Jaguar Yokota & Fuuka vs. Shu Shibutani & Misaki Ohata
Good match, with some decent pacing and all action. Some minor screws happened throughout, but overall they really didn't affect the match. It was interesting seeing Jaguar work with Ohata and Shu. Ohata and Fuuka are better teammates than opponents, but they still did some decent stuff together. Would have liked to see more Shu vs. Fuuka. **3/4
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Post by: twisted on October 07, 2007, 10:12:04 AM
Yumi Ohka VS Misaki Ohata (JDStar FINAL, 7/16/07)

That one was really a pretty little match (thank you lucky !)

First of all I am very happy to see Ohka back in the ring and showing very little rust after two years, excluding maybe a little panting towards the end of the match....
But what really impressed me was the improvement of Misaki Ohata. When I watched her for the first time, not knowing her, she really looked quite dreadful, but then I read that she had less than a year experience and that before getting into joshi puroresu she had had no athletic background at all !
Well, knowing all that made her improvement even more remarkable. Once again we must thank Yoshida sensei: Ohata is now faster, stronger (her elbows don't look so weak) and her delivery is more precise; she doesn't even look so shy anymore...
the highlight of the match was at minute 4.00, when Misaki performs an almost perfect kani-basami, a move that always delights me !
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Post by: totoro101 on October 10, 2007, 02:51:33 AM
Brat Pack show (2003)
6 lady tag

Toshie Ueematsu,Azumi Hyoga,Meiko satomura vs Yuki Miyazaki,Carlos Amano,Ran Yu Yu

Fun little match this from 2003 i think, excellent womens tag mixing comedy from the lovely Yuki Miyazaki to the serious stuff from Amano and Ran Yu Yu.Would have liked Yuki to have played a more serious role in this one but she was utterly charming and Ueematsu played along with her comedy routine as even Meiko did as well! Some solid exchanged with Ran and Azumi, a lot of near falls and some fantastic kicks and exchanged from Yu Yu and Meiko. Meiko winning this with a devastating double elbow blow to Rans skull for the 3 count.The show i have is cut in between so im sure i missed some stuff which is sad
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Post by: DANgerous K on October 15, 2007, 01:31:41 PM
Edit: This is on Lucky's Veoh account.  Thanks for another great match Lucky.

Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara vs. Genki Misae & Aya Yuki (NEO, 6/3/07)

Ah, Ayumi nostalgia.  She's freakin great for most of this.  She's very much the bitch earlier on in the match, really, really punk-ing Yuki out.  She's got her in a seated position, knee in the back, arms stretched back, yelling at her to "Giveupa"! then she starts laying in the freakin' headbutts to the back! Then she stretches Yuki upwards with her legs and kicks her in the back of her head a bunch of times.  Who knew?  *hee  Of course, Genki is kicking her all over for a lot of the match, but there's a great bit where Genki refuses to sell for a while and keeps wasting her back with elbows (every time I see Ayumi holding her collar during this period, and is it just me but is she doing it a lot?,  I can't help wondering if she had the injury comng on earlier than was reported)  anyway Ayumi just gets sick of the no-sell and really, and I mean really just starts wailing the CRAP out of Genki.  I marked a fair bit I must say.
This had some main event level moves and hits going on in places and everybody had a pretty good match, save some little spots of confusion in places.  Great match I thought. 
Oh and watch out for (well more like listen to) Aya GO SPLAT!   *crazy  Speaking of Aya, I'm liking her more as I see her.  She seems well liked in Neo and perhaps from a ring point of view she should be considered a "future ace".

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Post by: luckycleareyes on October 15, 2007, 02:01:46 PM
Yeah I sometimes wonder if Ayumi is going to be a MAJOR bitch when she's a veteran. I've already seen her abuse some of the girls under her like Ohata, Ohki and Aya.

Ayumi is once again fantastic in this match, all the way until the end. I also noticed she does grab her collarbone a lot.

And when she just started punching Genki in the face, elbow/punch, elbow/punch that was awesome.

And Aya more like goes THUD, not splat.
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Post by: DANgerous K on October 15, 2007, 02:06:51 PM
And Aya more like goes THUD, not splat.
Lol, yeah I suppose thats more like it.  A good case maybe for making those mats a bit larger. 
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Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 15, 2007, 02:41:27 PM
I don't think she'll be a bitch, I just think she expects the other girls to bust their asses and if they don't, delivers a little extra motivation.

You can thank AKINO for that right there...

I do wonder if her collarbone might've been weakened already now, and Aoi might've just been the final force.
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Post by: luckycleareyes on October 15, 2007, 04:35:33 PM
Yeah, when Genki has Ayumi in the camel clutch, and Aya runs the ropes to do the dropkick to the face she gets all right collarbone. That's the first time I saw her grab it directly.
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Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 15, 2007, 05:12:46 PM
That might've given it a light fracture.  Yuki causing it sounds more plausible than little Aoi.
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Post by: Eivion on October 15, 2007, 05:35:23 PM
Man oh man, I wish I could watch these matches. If only some wonderfully kind individual who downloaded them from veoh could up them for me on sendspace or megaupload. *kori
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Post by: Ozmont on October 15, 2007, 09:49:58 PM
I just think she expects the other girls to bust their asses and if they don't, delivers a little extra motivation.

Sounds like Tamura's way of thinking too.
Anyone here the laughing when Tamura did her spit thing? They should be abit more considerate, getting baptised like that...

I personally love heel Ayu. The part when she pulls the ropes from Ayu, and runs like a lil brat when Genki chases her off. its the little things Ayumi does that just awes me, like those headbutts!



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Post by: twisted on October 16, 2007, 07:51:56 AM
the punch/elbow/punch/elbow/punch/elbow/ecc sequence was great!
And I loved the way Ayumi sort of kept challenging Genki's size refusing to be overwhelmed by her power and just react with her sheer force of will, especially towards the end when she keeps trying to uranage Misae and finally, when the bell rings she keeps pounding on her out of frustration....

On a similar level, Aya too didn't seem to be afraid of Tamura when she repeatedly atomic drop her....

Great match !
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Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on October 16, 2007, 07:59:43 AM
As we've discussed before, Ayumi has a great mind for wrestling a match and a great grasp on ring psychology that's really far beyond her peers at this point.
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Post by: luckycleareyes on October 16, 2007, 08:17:34 AM
She also gave those fans all she had. Even though there were only like 45 of them in the building.

Nobody present could go home saying that Kurihara didn't give them their money's worth.
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Post by: DANgerous K on October 18, 2007, 01:50:24 PM
8-27-2006 Amazing Kong & Kyoko Kimura vs Yoshiko Tamura & Haruka Matsuo  Neo tag team titles.

I got this, this morning (yay, morning Joshi!)  from FLIKs site, The good, the good and only the good, which is linked to on joshipuro.com.  This is fun for a number of reasons.  You've got Cranky Ass Whupper version Kimura, You have AMAZING Kong!! (what the?  She's not wearing the mma gloves?  What was the reason for that?  Must...not... let...distract me from...match) and then you've got Tamura playing a completely different role from the one I'm used to seeing.  Finally, you've got Haruka doing what she does rather well.  Getting the ever lovin' fudge beaten out of her. 
Okay, another distraction.  Tamura is wearing a different outfit that I don't think I've seen.  How many of these has she got?  And her hair...it's sort of...wild, uncouth...hypnotic.  She isn't wearing the eye shadow either.  I'm left wondering if she just couldn't be bothered to get tarted up to work in a  gym, but, fairly quickly, it becomes obvious why she is like this.  She knows whats going to go down.
This is how the match starts:- 
Joshi riot in the bleachers!!  Kimura and AK take it straight out of the ring.  Bleed biatches Bleed! 

Kyoko "Damn, bitch, I'm gonna choke you out.  By hanging you from the balcony!"

Matsuo "Ack! Choke! Gasp!" 

This point is kind of funny.  Kimura has Matsuo over the balcony, getting the chain around her kneck just right and Matuso is obviously concentrating on getting her feet right and trying not to break her kneck, and I swear there's a point where you can clearly tell that Kimura is tempted to just kick her feet out.  For a spliff smokin lass she's really cranky isn't she?  After the fall, one japanese guy starts a tiny one man 'holy sh*t' chant in a Japanese accent.  WTF?
The opening 'Joshi around the venue beat down' has been done to death, but this is one is nice and vicious enough to be impressive. 
Back in the ring I am reminded that I probably need some psychological help as Tamura - all flustered and bleeding - is *yellow...okay, okay lets not go there...

Tamura is great here as a totally desperate figure, trying vainly to stop the onslaught of Kong and getting waylaid by Kimura, not like her usual collected self.  And Matsuo is maybe the best I've seen her as a she takes a pounding and just keeps on trying.  There are some great spots involving her and AK and the main story of the match is her trying to overcome the sheer Amazingness of the Konger *guffaw.  I'ms so funnies*.
If I had to make one complaint, it would be that Matsuo goes for the same spot twice and the second time is a bit ineffective match wise.
Somebody, I can't remember who, was saying that NEO have some really good tags on the top of cards and I'm starting to see what they mean.  If you can and haven't already, have a gander at this.  Good fun.


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Post by: thatdude21601 on October 18, 2007, 09:41:02 PM
Ayane Mizumura vs. Chisako Kanari (Sendai 7/22)

This was pretty fun, probably my favorite of the Sendai Girl vs Sendai Girl matches so far. It wasn't completely amazing or anything, but there was some surprising stuff the crowd was really digging. Chisako's hair is more redish, and I actually like her more than Okuda now too.


Anyone seen the Ayako/Aja, Ayako/Meiko, or tags from this show yet?
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Post by: totoro101 on October 20, 2007, 02:32:55 AM
Chikayo Nagashima vs Yuki Miyazaki, not sure which show this is from because its in clipped form on a NEO dvd i have but from what i saw of it, it was a nice match with the lovely Yuki giving her all against the amazing Nagashima, some good fun but ended with a devastating twisting double stomp from Nagashima onto my baby Yuki for the uno,douz,treze :(.
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Post by: Ozmont on October 20, 2007, 10:10:14 AM
Mika Nishio vs Carlos Amano - I think this was a damn good match. Definitely MOTY....behind Tamura's 60-min draw *ahem*

More of a brawl then an actual wrestling match. I dont know what to say besides it really stiff and the outside stuff with the chairs & beer & OZ was fun. There must have been a reason Mayumi was there, because when the time limit bell drew she got on the mic and said to continue the match....iunno what that was about, maybe for Mika to "prove herself"?
It looks like both girls did a blade job, or maybe they took a lesson in chair-throwing by LCO before the match  *crazy the chairs even pop out a couple of times!

If you havent seen this, check it out. Just come prepared, Mika's a screamer here (or any match)
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Post by: DANgerous K on October 20, 2007, 10:34:37 AM
I really enjoyed that one as well and they told the story of the match really well. 
Yeah, I think the story going into it was that Amano was not happy with Nishio joining OZ and thought she wasn't good enough and the idea was that Mika was trying to prove herself to Amano and Mayumi.  Mika is quite funny, she's got this deep sort of dumb sounding voice on the microphone which really looks out of sorts with her appearance.
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on October 20, 2007, 12:16:52 PM
Eivion, I'd help you out, but now that they've gone to the Veoh TV thing, when you do DL the match to your library (and they hide the Veoh folder now too) it's in .flv.  If you have something that will play that file format, then I'll up the Tamurahara vs. Genkiyuki match to mega for you.  Gotta take care o' my tag partner! *whee

And you know what?  When I was watching that match, it dawned on me that all of the stink in that match came from Aya...nothing that majorly stunk the joint up, but plenty of little things, especially in the Ayumi-Aya sections, but also a couple of times with Yoshiko...I've not seen a lot of her stuff, but this match didn't earn her any points in my book *give


 test2 test2 *yellow *kori

lol...how funny that I don't have permission to post spoilers...I wanted to comment on the finish without ruining it for anyone who might have forgotten the results.  The new Oni system of using the onion club emotes to decribe my feeling about it (using a base of test2 as a single star and then just filling in the rest as an emote description) should give enough of a clue I guess
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Post by: Eivion on October 20, 2007, 07:52:00 PM
Don't know i I have anything that plays that. I'll have to check. Thanks for the offer in general though. At the very least I can now watch stuff under 25 minutes though not on full screen. It allows me to catch some matches and anime.
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Post by: totoro101 on October 21, 2007, 01:43:54 AM
Neo 2004..I think
Yoshiko Tamura vs 32 Opponents

Awesome match of endurance and strenth for the beautiful and fantastic Tamura.It was a 32 womens gauntlet, with each match lasting a good couple of minutes long with tamura having to beat them in that time and such.She did pretty well getting a few pinfalls but she lost a couple but that was towards the end of the match when she was obviously spent.Sadly for her, the last opponent was Aja Kong! She managed to survive and earned a deserved round of applause for her effort.
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Post by: Eivion on October 21, 2007, 03:29:36 PM
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Eivion, I'd help you out, but now that they've gone to the Veoh TV thing, when you do DL the match to your library (and they hide the Veoh folder now too) it's in .flv.  If you have something that will play that file format, then I'll up the Tamurahara vs. Genkiyuki match to mega for you.
Well I have nothing to play it sadly. Thanks for the offer though partner.
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Post by: Ozmont on October 21, 2007, 03:38:27 PM
hey totoro, you think you can uplaod that gauntlet match? cause that would be rank!

after reading DAN's match review at joshifans.com, I had to watch it for myself. btw was this a BJW show? because Lee Nikkan was the ref and I saw the Big Japan written on the apron. Heh
Big surprise, but I've always liked Matsuo *approve girl took a hell of a beating, it made me uncomfortable to see Tamura in that kind of position. It wasnt the calm & collected, no-selling Tamura I came to love, but I support her whatever role she plays. And everytime Matsuo was gonna attack Kong, I kept thinking to myself "Geman her, fuckin german her!!"
oh, and I never EVER want to see Tamura do a bladejob again. even if she has a DM with Matsunaga. NEVER!
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Post by: thatdude21601 on October 22, 2007, 02:57:41 PM
I really liked Aja vs The Ayako from that Sendai Tournament. Ayako actually did that selling stuff (along with bleeding on herself), and I don't really remember any Arsion Aja/Ayako matches this good. If Hamada/Satomura turns out near as well, this 7/22 show is fantastic.
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Post by: DANgerous K on October 23, 2007, 09:35:44 AM
If your getting the pin over Aja you BETTER sell  *bwah

Where are you getting these sendai matches from?  I should be getting a copy of the tournament myself soon...arrrggh...not soon enough!  *whee
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Post by: thatdude21601 on October 23, 2007, 10:36:56 AM
Got these last two Sendai shows from Lynch. I finally got the Ibuki tape with the Kimura/Yoshida match everyone was talking about too.
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Post by: totoro101 on October 26, 2007, 01:45:09 AM
JWP ThunderQueen Battle 93

Numatchi vs wrestler whos name i forget!
Good submission match, with some nice power move and use of a spade as a weapon
in this one, time limit draw though.

Bolshoi Kid vs Infernal Karou
Nice little fast paced comedy match with Bolshoi doing a lot of counting and playing
around with a flower, while taunting karou with her little ball thing attatched to her head.
Karou scores the pinfall with a double moonsault.

Devil Masami/Candy Okatsu vs Minama Suzuki/KArou Ito
Fantastic tag match up with a lot of unique double teams and a strong performance
by the undderated Karou Ito.Good stuff, won by Ito with a cross body block.

will be watching the second part of the show tonight.
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Post by: Ozmont on October 26, 2007, 09:44:31 AM
So totoro, will you be upping that Tamura gauntlet match?
You cant leave me hanging without an answer, ya know...
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Post by: totoro101 on October 26, 2007, 11:18:46 AM
Sorry Ozmont, i dont have a clue how to upload stuff from a dvd (thats why im still struggling to even upload some pics of my time at a joshi show..Im useless with all things computer) *crazy
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Post by: Ozmont on October 26, 2007, 11:26:10 AM
Okay no biggie. I just thought you ignored me. lol!

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If your getting the pin over Aja you BETTER sell  *bwah

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Post by: totoro101 on October 27, 2007, 01:39:11 AM
Nah i wouldnt ignore you ^^.Just watched the second part of JWP Thunder Queen Battle.

Yumiko Hotta vs Plum Mariko
Good solid match, some nice submissions, great crowd and some amazing brutal and stiff
kicks on Plum by Yumiko.I was worried for Plum,god bless her,as she looked legit dazed by the punishment she took,and i thought this may have been that match which sadly took her life (im not sure what one it was).Good match and Hotta winning with a devastating looking high impact tiger driver i think.

the 60 minute Thunder Queen Battle
Kyoko Inoue, Takoko Inoue, Sakie Hasiegawa,Aja Kong vs Mayumi Ozaki,Dynamite Kansai,Cuty suzuki,forgotten the last womans name!)

An absoloutley fantastic match up,it had everything, great crowd, great submission wrestling, great brawling, some fantastic ariel moves and everyone in the match was on top of their game.The ending was quite weak though with takako hardly taking any punishment yet going down to a dragon suplex.Stars of the match for me have to be Mayumi Ozaki who was absoloutley destroyed yet kept coming back for me, Kyoko Inoue who had a nasty cut and took a great deal of punishment and Cuty Suzuki,again took a pretty nasty pounding but was hugely impressive.Awesome match up, any joshi fan has to see this for darn sure.The strange thing for me was Kyoko and Sakie were in the heel team i think since the crowd seemed to boo everything they did, Kyoko and Sakie to me are naturally babyfaces,so it was weird they got booed so hard.
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Post by: DANgerous K on November 01, 2007, 10:19:15 AM
Ayako Hamada versus Aja Kong Sendai 7/22

A few other people seem to have thought this was a good match and i wasn't dissapointed.
Both Aja and Ayako where clearly really feeling it.  Aja was hitting her stuff really crisply and with fire and Ayako ate all her offence really well.  The Ayako just looks completely different here than she did in the rounds.  She looks fitter and more into it than she has in a while and if this is how she is performing at the moment then it's no surprise she is running roughshod over several promotions at the moment and it looks like she's on the cusp of a real resurgence. 
The ending had some great drama and was a great cap to a fun match.  Awesome.
Also, damn Aja is great in front of a crowd with some heat.  She wanted to mess The Ayako up bad!


^^  Oh totoro.  I dont know if you know this, but that thunder queen battle was in JWP so Ozaki and co where the home girls and thats why the AJW girls where getting booed out of the building :)
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Post by: totoro101 on November 01, 2007, 03:22:10 PM
i never knew that about the thunder queen battle :), thanks for that ^^.
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Post by: Eivion on November 02, 2007, 04:22:36 PM
SENDAI 7/22/07, WAR Battlefield Tournament Semis - Meiko Satomura vs. Dynamite Kasai
9+ minutes of Kasai throwing every thing she could at Meiko with Meiko attempting her best not to die before she could finish Kasai off with a submission. Good match though it was a bit much for Meiko to survive considering everything Kasai was throwing at her. Still fun though. When did Kansai join the Iron Claw Club though? ***1/4

SENDAI 7/22/07, WAR Battlefield Tournament Semis - Aja Kong vs. Ayako Hamada
This was good. Aja kicks Ayako's ass for a while before Ayako can make all these nice  comebacks leading to her victory. Crowd got very into it at the end. Especially the final sequence which you just knew would lead to her win. Best Ayako's been this year. Damn good match. ***3/4

SENDAI 7/22/07, WAR Battlefield Tournament Finals - Meiko Satomura vs. Ayako Hamada
Awesome. The two meshed together incredibly well and brought out every thing they could against one another. Great match here and an easy W/JMOTYC. I only question where the fuck was this Ayako during her lucha stuff this year. ****1/4
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on November 02, 2007, 08:14:28 PM
SENDAI 7/22/07, WAR Battlefield Tournament Finals - Meiko Satomura vs. Ayako Hamada
Awesome. The two meshed together incredibly well and brought out every thing they could against one another. Great match here and an easy W/JMOTYC. I only question where the fuck was this Ayako during her lucha stuff this year. ****1/4

Really?  THAT good?

I guess it's time to go watch me some SENDAI
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Post by: DANgerous K on November 04, 2007, 10:33:29 AM
Sonoko Kato and Meiko Satomura versus Chikayo Nagashima and Sugar Sato 2007/08/16 Oz academy Plum Mariko memorial show.

I enjoyed this for two reasons.  One, these four girls know each other very well and can have a great match together any day of the week and this was no exception.  And two, I am definitely a bit of a Sugar mark and this was a lot about her and her (as far as I am aware) one night return to the ring.  I had a big goofy grin on my face from the moment this match started that got a little bit bigger when her entrance music, complete with amusing sumo style intro, hit.  She didnt look like she'd missed much of a beat after two years away and looked in great shape.  Kato and Nagashima continued their nice, bitchy rivalry in this and Meiko obviously just reverted to beating the cack out of her old GAEA comrades.  Damn, Meiko's offence is just as nutty as ever and she seems to be getting MORE random as she gets older, not less. She dropped a headbut on a prone nagashima, which I can't remember her ever doing, she's started using this wierd/nasty crossface version where she looks like she is going to twist her opponents arm off with her considerable thighs and I even think there was an emerald frosion in there.  This might not be the greatest tag match you will ever see, but it is mostly 16 mintues of effortless fun, which I would certainly recommend watching if JoshI does decide to put it up.     
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Post by: General HENkada on November 07, 2007, 07:41:27 AM
Sonoko Kato and Meiko Satomura versus Chikayo Nagashima and Sugar Sato 2007/08/16 Oz academy Plum Mariko memorial show.
I just watched this last night, courtesy of Josh I. Awesome match. As Dan said, it was effortless fun. It was so much fun, in fact, that I watched it twice last night. Meiko is one of my all-time favorites. But Nagashima and Kato are just flat-out show stealers. I can't get enough of them.
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Post by: Eivion on November 08, 2007, 10:40:52 PM
Oz Academy 8/16/07, Oz Openweight title - Aja Kong (c) vs. Akari Okuda
Aja's dominance left a bit to be desired, but Okuda had some good comebacks before she fell to the stretch plum. Okuda looked good here and you can tell she will go far in the future barring any injuries or poor booking. Decent match. **1/4
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Post by: JOSH Chisako on November 09, 2007, 08:35:00 AM
Oz Academy 8/16/07, Oz Openweight title - Aja Kong (c) vs. Akari Okuda
Aja's dominance left a bit to be desired, but Okuda had some good comebacks before she fell to the stretch plum. Okuda looked good here and you can tell she will go far in the future barring any injuries or poor booking. Decent match. **1/4

I think I liked the match a bit better than you.  I enjoyed the dissonance between how the two women approached the match-it was the biggest match of Okuda's life and she was so pumped up to finally be in an important match, while Aja considered her opponent and the whole match to be a joke.  I loved Okuda's nice overhead German suplex, although she depends too much on the jumping knee when she makes the babyface comeback. 
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Post by: Eivion on November 09, 2007, 09:39:13 AM
I liked the match and all, but I was losing interest when Aja was in control. Half of it worked for me, half didn't. Might have been better had they shaved a few minutes off the match or if the match was in SENDAI, the only place where Aja can really get over for being a bitch.
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Post by: DANgerous K on November 09, 2007, 02:30:30 PM
I enjoyed the match, even the large portions of Aja punking Okuda out, but yeah, it could have done with a bit more heat from the crowd.  Nobody expected the comeback I think. Speaking of which, yes, Okuda looked a little bit lost when she finally got round to the comeback, just in that she was visibly having trouble deciding where to run to the ropes to come back off for the jumping knees.  I don't think I would have minded so many of them if she had been a bit more decisive there but damn she did well for a young rookie.

Now for something completely different...

Yumi Ogura vs. Mika Komatsu - All Japan Jr. Title Tournament Final (4/6/1985)  This is from a AJW classics number 07 show I got online.  I've been trying to find out how to convert Matroska files to AVI so that I can cut this up and put this match on VEOH or somesuch. Can anybody please point me in the direction of any good programs? 

I've watched a fair amount of AJW from the eighties, mostly on the mistresses youtube channel and mostly stuff involving Crush, or the JBA or Jaguar and it was interesting to watch some stuff from some of the other girls.  I hadn't seen anything else by either of these two other than the other Yumi Ogura match before this one on the same compilation.  I can safely say that after seeing this match and the other that I rather like Yumi Ogura. 
This felt a lot smoother than most AJW matches I've seen from that period, which although fun in their intensity and sheer balls to the wallness aren't always that coherent.  This however seemed more solid that way.   Yumi had some great in-ring Charisma and intensity which really holds this together. 
There is lots of mat-work, with both girls applying holds and then laying into each other with slaps and punches to the stomach and hair-pulling. I am offically interested. 
They counter each other on the mat and hit some slams and go for pin covers, then Komatsu gets Yumi down and goes all Irish and starts wailing on Ogura's kneecap.  Ogura fights to the outside, displaying some great desperation and - after a short break - obviously starts to get a bit cranky.  They have an impromptu t.e.s.t of strength, which Yumi wins in short order and now - clearly pissed the hell off- just starts slapping Komatsu silly and then just fists her RIGHT...IN...THE...FACE.  At this point I am officially in love.  Komatsu fires back until Yumi gets the better of it and gets her down for a two count.  She then trash talks Komatsu.  I have no idea what she says but her facial expression and the way she says it has me laughing and even more smitten.  She is Hokuto like in her, "You're for it now biatch!" slagging.
The match just gets better from here.  Someone gets busted open hardway, Yumi's attitude is just awesome, the crowd is hot enough that you might think one of the crush gals is in there (okay, maybe not THAT hot) and so is the action.
If I can get this up at some point or if you know where to get it yourself, I would very much recommmend.
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Post by: Coffee on November 09, 2007, 07:41:22 PM
mariko yoshida vs atsuko emoto
definitely yoshida's MOTY. i dont think there could be a better yoshida match than that. i like it when emoto screams "YOSHIDA!!!" in trying to pin yoshida but couldnt. the match was declared over and all and yet she still punched the crap out of yoshida with yoshida down

does anybody understand what promo did she cut after the match?
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 11, 2007, 03:37:42 PM
Akira Hokuto & Shinobu Kandori vs Aja Kong & Bull Nakano(Queendom II) - this match was absolutely phenomenal. Amazing psychology and so much heat towards the end. It's my favorite enemies forced to be partners match. Hokuto and Shinobu are great with the tags by slapping each other, and back kicking. Or staring at their partner for almost a minute before actually getting behind the ropes. And they did such an amazing job of taking you from the point of them hating each other to actually saving each other from danger and at the end shaking hands(well sorta). Definitely a classic match. It seems like if it had just 15 more minutes added on it would have been match of the year candidate, but as is it's definitely a great match. ****1/2
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Post by: Eivion on November 13, 2007, 01:15:12 AM
TNA - Amazing Kong vs. Talia Madison (10/18), vs. Angel Williams (10/25), vs. Christy Hemme (11/1)
3 squashes, each better than the last....perhaps? Talia was treated like nothing, getting in no offense. Angel got in some, but died quickly. Christy was great trying to show fear and just going after AK, but being dispatched easily. AK did that torture rack kicking yourself move again. It didn't come off fierce as it did in the battle royale, but still not too bad. Nothing special overall. Seen more effective, faster squashes by Beth.

TNA Genesis 11/11/07, TNA Women's Title - Gail Kim (c) vs. ODB vs. Roxi Laveaux vs. Angel Williams
Pretty decent. Everyone here, but Angel really got their time to stand out and shine  little. Kind of surprised they had ODB teaming with Roxi. All signs point that they probably should have her on her own in a more face manner. I have to say for a somewhat shitty gimmick Roxi does her gimmick well. Anyways decent action all around, no real slow down or horrible fuck ups though it wasn't always perfect. **1/2

WWE Royal Rumble 02, Women's Title w/Special guest ref, Jacqueline - Trish Stratus (c) vs, Jazz
Good little match. Trish bumps around well selling her hand injury. Jazz is dominant and loses due to getting into a little tiff with Jacqueline allowing Trish to build momentum. What I allows enjoy about these matches is the the characters, the emoting, and the pacing. Good WWE women's matches always exhibit thee so well considering their short time. Really haven't seen any women do better with such time any where else. **3/4
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Post by: Coffee on November 13, 2007, 03:54:59 AM
megumi kudo vs combat toyoda

when i first saw it on youtube, what got my attention first is the description beside the vid which is more of a slap against czw. i cant blame the person who uploaded this. czw is all about sadistic fun without the drama and proper ring psychology. for an exploding barbed wire match, this is emotional. and i like the sadistic stipulation of this match. rarely do i see good mat wrestling skills coordinated with sadistic stipulations as that of an exploding barbed wire match
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Post by: Ozmont on November 22, 2007, 09:15:13 PM
Amazing Kong vs Hyuga - JWP Aug.26

Great match. Kong really gave it to Hyuga and vice versa, but Azumi was the weak link here. btw if you hate blood (like me) match not recomended! *barf

Hyuga made a good face here, and not just because she bladed and Kong dominated, but she really reached out to the fans here IMO anyways. I was looking forward to this match, and wasnt dissapointed. Hyuga did her usual spots and was STIFF as always, and Kong using her lard ass to her advantage. Rarely have I seen Hyuga in such a tight spot since her 60-min with Tamura. Felt kind of sorry for her, but then I remembered the meiko incident. Check it out, yo.

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Post by: Eivion on November 22, 2007, 09:37:18 PM
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Great match. Kong really gave it to Hyuga and vice versa, but Azumi was the weak link here. btw if you hate blood (like me) match not recomended!
The fuck you watching deathmatches for then? Seriously you've talked about them in past in a such postive manner so this is a surprise.
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Post by: Ozmont on November 22, 2007, 10:09:07 PM
I'm also a big fan of LuFisto, that show Dexter and Silent Hill. Overcoming fears takes alot of bloody time, get it? LMAO!
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Post by: Hooligan69 on November 22, 2007, 10:23:24 PM
Azumi Hyuga vs. Amazing Kong was an excellent match. Very bloody too. Loved this one.
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Post by: Ozmont on November 22, 2007, 10:28:32 PM
You can see the blood soaking in her hair too *shudder* watching the gore here and in deathmatches always brings me back to its metallic smell.
But im not gonna let some gag reflex stop me from enjoying some damn entertainment. Hell fuckin naw!
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Post by: DANgerous K on November 23, 2007, 04:24:42 PM
Command Bolshoi & Kaori Yoneyama vs. (DASH) Chisako Kanari &  Sachiko (Sendai) Kanari  JWP "PURE SLAM 2007" August 26, 2007

This came courtesy of Lucky's Veoh.  Thanks very much dude.

The initial four Sendai girls rookies first year is over and I think everyone who has been watching and enjoying Sendai is probably relieved to see them beginning to foray into other promotions.  When the matches were getting chucked up online I was pleased to see the combination of the two Sisters from Sendai tagging together, which seemed like a natural choice, and have been looking forward to seeing the results. 
They've both developed a different enough style to work as a tag team and I think this match definitely proves that.  They both have more than enough that they can do to keep this twenty minute time limit match fresh.  But the great thing about their performance, is that during the match they act like what they are, a young tag team from a rival promotion who dont care about what their opponents think, they just want to get stuck in and cause an upset.  Dash in particular is a cocky little thing, trying to act like she's some in control veteran, an arrogant arm breaker and then follow up headlock being one example, with Bolshoi and Yoneyama making them pay for their attitude.  The Sendai girls use some nice double team moments on offence, including one particular multi-move nearfall and they eat the JWP girls offence nicely, like some funky Bolshoi submissions. I think DASH is like Sendai's personal Stretchetta Armstrong.  This match just goes for the whole time and there is barely any let-up.  Good fun and definitely more to come from these two.
Also, look out for Sachiko's great sell of a reverse assisted 619 ;)
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on November 23, 2007, 07:06:18 PM
I've seen that match earlier today, and I'm amazed how impressive the Kanari clan were as a team. There was one exchange where Dash threw a missle dropkick and Sachiko followed up with a beautiful German suplex for the nearfall. They were fun to watch, although it took a few minutes into the match before I saw something interesting from them. On the other hand, the Kanari clan, alongside the other Sendai rookies, had just past their first year in wresting. I'm expecting to see more from these girls before I analyze them further.
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Post by: Eivion on November 24, 2007, 12:38:42 AM
SENDAI 7/22/07 - Ayane Mizumura vs. Chisako Kanari
Mind wasn't here for the first minutes, but when it finally did turn on I saw a pretty decent match from these two. First time seeing Mizumura and I'm impressed. She was pretty nice here and did a bit more move wise than I thought she would since she debuted later than the other girls. Loved the submission she kept using and how she would roll away from the ropes to keep Kanari centered. Will be interesting seeing how she grows.  **

JWP 8/26/07, JWP vs. SENJO - Tojuki Leon vs. Yurie Kaneko
This is actually a rematch from last year here Tojuki was constantly several steps ahead of Kaneko. This was a fair amount more competitive with Kaneko showing some growth and having some nice counters. She gave a good fight, but in the end she still couldn't match the experience and strength of Leon. **1/4

JWP 8/26/07, Openweight Title - Azumi Hyuga (c) vs. Amazing Kong
I don't like Hyuga, but I think she's a good wrestler and I can enjoy her work. Herer though I really thought there was just way too fucking much of her in this match. She was bad here. She hit her moves nice and all, but she dominated AK to a ridiculous extent in the first half and didn't really let AK get much in even during the second where she was bleeding badly. It just made AK look very bad considering she's supposed to be a big monster. Nothing came off as truly big or dramatic here because of this. Just could not enjoy this one at all.

Chickfights 10/7/07, EWA Women's Title - Tracy Taylor (c) vs. Fuuka
Some nice stuff shown, but this is way to clipped to hell.

Chickfights 10/7/07, AWA Japan Women's Title - Jaime D (c) vs. Saki Maemura
D has improved a fair amount and makes a good cocky monster. Sadly she hasn't been on nearly enough tours, nor did the crowd have nearly enough faith in Saki to give a damn about this. Decent match I suppose, but it would have served better for Saki to put up more a fight even if she failed nearly every comeback. I wouldn't mind them booking Jaime or Tracy more in the future. 

Chickfights SUN 10/7/07 - Hikaru, Masato Tanaka, & Lingerie Mutoh vs. Aja Kong, Kohei Sato, & American Balloon
Its great how the Z1 guys have finally figured out to work with the women the same way they do in AAA which is basically equal footing. That made this match more fun with stuff like Aja vs. Masato and Sato disregard for Hikaru's health (she got knocked the fuck out by either his German suplex or running knee at the end). Also first time seeing American Ballon and he is actually pretty good. I'm guessing he actually went with the comedy gimmick purely because of his physical looks which is kind of sad. Lingerie Mutoh was kind of pointless here. Could worked out just as well, if not better as Sawa. Anyways a fun match. ***

Chickfights SUN 10/7/07 - Nanae Takahashi vs. Azumi Hyuga
Wanted to like this, but it was just too long and nothing really kept my interests fully.
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Post by: General HENkada on November 24, 2007, 06:55:55 PM
Chickfights 10/7/07, AWA Japan Women's Title - Jaime D (c) vs. Saki Maemura
D has improved a fair amount and makes a good cocky monster. Sadly she hasn't been on nearly enough tours, nor did the crowd have nearly enough faith in Saki to give a damn about this. Decent match I suppose, but it would have served better for Saki to put up more a fight even if she failed nearly every comeback. I wouldn't mind them booking Jaime or Tracy more in the future. 

Chickfights SUN 10/7/07 - Hikaru, Masato Tanaka, & Lingerie Mutoh vs. Aja Kong, Kohei Sato, & American Balloon
Its great how the Z1 guys have finally figured out to work with the women the same way they do in AAA which is basically equal footing. That made this match more fun with stuff like Aja vs. Masato and Sato disregard for Hikaru's health (she got knocked the fuck out by either his German suplex or running knee at the end). Also first time seeing American Ballon and he is actually pretty good. I'm guessing he actually went with the comedy gimmick purely because of his physical looks which is kind of sad. Lingerie Mutoh was kind of pointless here. Could worked out just as well, if not better as Sawa. Anyways a fun match. ***
I agree. Saki definitely needed to get more offense in to make that match more compelling. They could have worked the speed vs. size approach... but it was just Jamie beating up Saki until she got dropkicked in the knee... then it was over. I wasn't even convince Jamie was going for the win.

I think it was the German that KO'ed Hikaru. Going right into the submission was a nice touch. I agree that it was a good match... even with the two comedy guys.

This also reminds me that I started eating Thanksgiving leftovers and haven't watched the main event yet. I'm going to do that later tonight.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 25, 2007, 05:40:23 AM
Amazing Kong vs Hyuga - JWP Aug.26

Great match. Kong really gave it to Hyuga and vice versa, but Azumi was the weak link here. btw if you hate blood (like me) match not recomended! *barf

Hyuga made a good face here, and not just because she bladed and Kong dominated, but she really reached out to the fans here IMO anyways. I was looking forward to this match, and wasnt dissapointed. Hyuga did her usual spots and was STIFF as always, and Kong using her lard ass to her advantage. Rarely have I seen Hyuga in such a tight spot since her 60-min with Tamura. Felt kind of sorry for her, but then I remembered the meiko incident. Check it out, yo.



Could you put it on veoh?
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Post by: General HENkada on November 25, 2007, 03:24:28 PM
Chickfights SUN 10/7/07 - Nanae Takahashi vs. Azumi Hyuga
Wanted to like this, but it was just too long and nothing really kept my interests fully.
Could just be my Nanae love, but I loved this match. I thought the match was really good and entertaining. I think it's a high-quality main event and delivered very well. Again, I'm probably biased, but I thought this match stood on its own with Nanae and Hyuga putting forth really good performances. I <3 Nanae. I'd give it ***3/4.
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Post by: Eivion on November 25, 2007, 10:14:02 PM
Honestly I thought Nanae was good, but Hyuga's refusal to look vulnerable pretty much kept me from enjoying it. I finished the match through, but it really was a chore for me. She did the same thing in the AK match only she let Nanae get in a lot more offense.
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Post by: Coffee on November 27, 2007, 09:05:31 PM
does anybody has a link to AK vs hyuga?
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on November 29, 2007, 02:54:22 PM
Personally, I thought the Nanae/Hyuga match saved that show.  I dunno wher you're getting the refusal to look vulnerable thing from, when halfway through Nanae's offense the Osaka crowd was actually chanting for her.  I thought it was a damn fine match.

Aja Kong vs. (Tyrannosaurus) Akari Okuda

OK...first off, let me say that I am no longer of the belief that SENDAI is just Meiko's personal jobber corps.

Second, this match has made me a fan of Okuda and she might just replace DASH as my favorite.

I mean, so much of the story in this match was told through Okuda's face.  The inital nervousness that vanished the second that Aja BLASTED her with that dropkick that crushed her guts.  Seeing the pain from Aja's offense melt away to HATE...pure unadulterated HATE...seriously, if looks coud kill, there would have been murder in that ring about a million times, because each and every time Okuda had recovered from the latest of Aja's punishment, that look of "I want to feast on the soul of your firstborn" comes back to her face.

The only weak point really was that all of Okuda's offense was ineffective forearm smashes, dropkicks that were sluffed off and jumping knees.  Oh and the German...which for a second made me believe it could be done...like even though I knew in my mind the outcome before I even clicked play, my heart wanted to believe it.

It's no wonder that Okuda's the new POP and JWP Jr. Champ, because after this performance, I really wouldn't buy Arisa beating her without some kind of booked run-in antics whammy.

If you haven't seen the math, GO WATCH IT NOW AND BELIEVE IN THE OKUDA!!!! *fu

 *approve *approve *approve *approve
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Post by: DANgerous K on November 29, 2007, 03:13:22 PM
Definitely agree with you there Oni, her facial expressions are pretty effective.  Also Aja's dropkick in this match is great in both a heelish pisstaking of Okuda and her rookie offence and in a What the hell? When was the last time Aja did that?  In fact, I've only ever seen Aja do a dropkick from the second rope and never a jumping one straight off the ground.  Cool, it was.
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Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on November 29, 2007, 03:36:44 PM
Hmmm.   I wonder how she and Ayumi would fare in a match together...
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 30, 2007, 04:10:03 PM
I know this is technically not joshi, but both are frequent Gaijens.
Cheerleader Melissa vs Wesna(RQW Women's Title Match)
Sadly the version i got from PWTorrents was the version that aired on on RQW television, so it censored the chair/coke can shots, and had a few commercial breaks. Despite that I loved this match. It was so amazing, and showed why melissa is such a fucking badass. She worked over Wesna's  more brutally than I have ever seen. The action spilled everywhere. It even goes into the streets where passer byers just stared at the violence these two women were unleashing onto each other. Melissa, in an ultimate show of badassery took the camera man's camera to film herself choking out, and beating the shit out of wesna. It almost looked like a snuff film at that point. I haven't seen this intensity and aggression since the days of Jungle Jack. Definitely a MOTY candidate. *****
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Post by: Hooligan69 on November 30, 2007, 04:41:12 PM
I know this is technically not joshi, but both are frequent Gaijens.
Cheerleader Melissa vs Wesna(RQW Women's Title Match)
Sadly the version i got from PWTorrents was the version that aired on on RQW television, so it censored the chair/coke can shot, and had a few commercial breaks. Despite that I loved this match. It was so amazing, and showed why melissa is such a fucking badass. She worked over Wesna's  more brutally than I have ever seen. The action spilled everywhere. It even goes into the streets where passer byers just stared at the violence these two women were unleashing onto each other. Melissa, in an ultimate show of badassery took the camera man's camera to film herself choking out, and beating the shit out of wesna. It almost looked like a snuff film at that point. I haven't seen this intensity and aggression since the days of Jungle Jack. Definitely a MOTY candidate. *****

Sounds like an awesome and exciting match. Wish I could see it.

How come Wesna hasn't been used by SHIMMER? I think she would make a nice addition to the roster.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 30, 2007, 04:44:07 PM
Well dave doesn't so much import talent, as he does take advantage of them touring the states of mexico/canada. She probably hasn't been anywhere near the US at any of the tapings. She has amazing kicks from having to do amateur wrestling and kickboxing due to a lack of pro-wrestling schools in her area.
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Post by: Eivion on December 01, 2007, 01:27:38 AM
If at all possible could you up this match? I have been trying to see Wesna in singles action and more indy women's wrestling in general.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 01, 2007, 11:45:48 AM
I'll try. It's gonna be censored though, is that alright?
While I try to up it, here's a pretty good match with wesna
Wesna vs Mercedes Martinez (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=3502129)
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Post by: Ozmont on December 01, 2007, 07:40:36 PM
I haven't seen this intensity and aggression since the days of Jungle Jack. Definitely a MOTY candidate. *****

Really? Have you not seen LCO vs Akino/Ayako, LCO vs U*TOPS in the cage (best cage match ive seen) or any LCO match at all?
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 01, 2007, 09:46:40 PM
Not yet, sadly. But a part I forgot to talk about in the match was wesna trying to pin melissa in a box that I think was used for speakers or something, and melissa and wesna drinking coke while stomping on the other's throat, or spitting the coke into each other's faces. I can't find it on my comp, and I'm not able to download from PWtorrents anymore, but it's on click wrestle if you wanna see it. just type in 11469K7J for a 50% discount
Linky (http://www.clickwrestle.com/videos/1212/Wesna%20vs%20Cheerleader%20Melissa%20(RQW%20Female%20Title))

If anyone buys it, it'd be much appreciated if you upload it to veoh, as I haven't even seen the uncensored version.(don't worry I'll be making up for it by uploading another ***** match once it comes in the mail, Mima Shimoda vs Manami Toyota)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/freaky_jason/Rather%20Good/MelissaSig.jpg)
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 08, 2007, 07:11:06 PM
Mayumi Ozaki vs Mickie Knuckles(No Rope Barbed Wire, Electrified Lighttubes, Fans Bring The Weapons Steel Cage Match)
It was an alright match, but both competitors were so worn down from previous matches, they weren't able to do a lot. It was also very short. Had they had the finals on a different day, to let them recuperate, this could have been great, but because they little energy left and very little time this match is only decent. **3/4
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Post by: Coffee on December 09, 2007, 01:19:59 AM
Mayumi Ozaki vs Mickie Knuckles(No Rope Barbed Wire, Electrified Lighttubes, Fans Bring The Weapons Steel Cage Match)
It was an alright match, but both competitors were so worn down from previous matches, they weren't able to do a lot. It was also very short. Had they had the finals on a different day, to let them recuperate, this could have been great, but because they little energy left and very little time this match is only decent. **3/4

from what DVD is it?
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Post by: Eivion on December 09, 2007, 08:40:29 AM
Queen of the Deathmatch IWA-MS
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 09, 2007, 12:27:16 PM
I'm gonna up melissa/wesna in a bit...and damn my stomache always turns after seeing this part
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/TheElfenLiedPictureShow/IMG_8298.jpg)
 *lukie *lukie *lukie
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Post by: Ozmont on December 09, 2007, 05:56:13 PM
Hey kapeng, if you want I can upload all of Mayumi's matches from the tournament on youtube. Just say the word!

Although I think her vs Sumie is already there
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Post by: Coffee on December 09, 2007, 11:05:57 PM
Hey kapeng, if you want I can upload all of Mayumi's matches from the tournament on youtube. Just say the word!

Although I think her vs Sumie is already there

sure, that would be great
thanks
just send the link and i'll put your name on youtube
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 10, 2007, 06:40:49 AM
Oh just remember for the psychology of the match: In the past 3 months before that match, Melissa gave eden black a concussion(I'm not sure if that's legit or not) She sent kong to the hospital with a top rope double foot stomp(again not sure if it's kayfabe or not) and this match litterally took place within 24 hours of the match melissa had with sweet saraya in which she severed her tendon on a coke can....now enjoy

Wesna vs Cheerleader Melissa
Here it is, but you'll have to Download it, because of its length. (http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1614193H87EDMyC)
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Post by: Coffee on December 10, 2007, 09:35:55 AM
thanks
now i might go into an uploading roll with all these stuff available
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Post by: Ozmont on December 10, 2007, 06:34:19 PM
Elfen you should make your own veoh channel thread if you already haven't. You're posting matches others wouldn't get without paying, thats really generous of you.

Say thanks, ya hussies!
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on December 10, 2007, 07:27:56 PM
Thanks, ya hussies!
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Post by: Hooligan69 on December 10, 2007, 09:06:24 PM
Thanks, ya hussies!
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 13, 2007, 03:31:06 PM
I've taken the approach of, hey if everyone was too selfish to post matches that they paid for then I would have never found out about joshi. I'd never see Manami Toyota vs Toshiyo Yamada(Hair vs hair) Aja Kong vs Manami Toyota(Big Egg) all three Toyota/Yamada vs Ozaki/Kansai, and most recently Akira Hokuto vs Manami Toyota(Destiny)


Another Non-Joshi match, but it's still a women's match
Sara Del Rey vs Sarah Stock(Shimmer Title Tournament
Wow, Sarah Stock is amazing. She makes Rey Mysterio look like Maria almost in this match. She is so fast, with a work rate rivaling Manami Toyota. She has all these cool flips, and knows how to work a crowd. She had a few botches here and there, but both women were incredibly good at covering up each other's botches(which there were very few of anyway.) Both women got to show off what they can do very well. Both are incredibly strong, even supporting Sarah for a monkey flip. Sara pulled out a lot of lucha moves you don't expect from her, including some superb armdrags, and a moonsault. I wish this could have been longer, but they had the twenty minute time limit, which they used almost all but a few seconds of. All in all it's a wonderful match. I can't wait for volumes 15 & 16 to come out, for they have Sarah Stock vs Daizee Haze and Sarah Stock vs Sara Del Rey 2/3 falls. ****
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Post by: Coffee on December 13, 2007, 03:45:06 PM
aja kong vs yumiko hotta

i haven't uploaded it on youtube due to video spin errors but i liked this match. it almost made me cringe at some parts knowing how much blood hotta really shed on this match. aja is credible as a monstrous sadistic heel. this is one of those best proofs that aja is scarier than awesome kong. i may have rooted for hotta to win this match but i didnt see it coming anyway so seeing aja retain the WWWA belt is expected
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Post by: Eivion on December 13, 2007, 06:15:15 PM
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Sarah Stock is amazing. She makes Rey Mysterio look like Maria almost in this match.
I love Sarah Stock, but lets not get ridiculous.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 13, 2007, 06:35:06 PM
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Sarah Stock is amazing. She makes Rey Mysterio look like Maria almost in this match.
I love Sarah Stock, but lets not get ridiculous.


I know, I'm just a little frustrated about all the pop he gets on smackdown for things as simple as a crossbody from the second rope....I mean if they saw the things that Shibutani, Ozaki, ASARI, Hyuga, or Toyota do, they'd all have a collective simultaneous orgasm
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Post by: Eivion on December 13, 2007, 07:33:12 PM
Uhm, yeah, no they wouldn't. They get into his work in WWE because of his general presence and how he builds up matches. Seriously theres a problem with how you view wrestling if your getting on Rey Misterio getting over through simple spots.

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Post by: General HENkada on December 13, 2007, 08:14:24 PM
Yeah. Rey connects with the kids.

And, physically speaking, a lot of Rey's past exploits still dwarf anything those of the people ELPS mentioned.

It's like the thread where the topic of "heat" was brought up. A million flips will add up to zero pop if people don't care about you. And, unfortunately, but realistically, if everyone ELPS named showed up on Smackdown and gave their best in-ring performances, no one would care about them.
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Post by: Coffee on December 13, 2007, 10:02:24 PM
wwe, being publicly listed in the NYSE, is much concerned about pulling the profits than putting a decent wrestling match
a technical match, no matter how good, if the locks and holds took too long, would bore the casual fanbase
although i believe that as long as you could put up a decent match and bring in the psychology, the profit would follow eventually
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Post by: General HENkada on December 14, 2007, 07:00:40 AM
...i believe that as long as you could put up a decent match and bring in the psychology, the profit would follow eventually...
On the global stage, at the financial levels where WWE is, only their model has proven to deliver long-term success. I'm of the belief that we're (fans on this message board, for example) in the minority as far as caring about who delivers the soundest in-ring action. And I'm cool with that. I've never agreed with the frame of mind that WWE is somehow obligated to deliver the best in-ring product or educate the masses on what good wrestling should be. There only obligation is to themselves, and that's to make money... something another promotion could take a cue from.
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Post by: Her Majesty Queen Kori I on December 14, 2007, 12:58:44 PM
Have to give HEN kudos here. 

I think charisma and being able to work a crowd is a HUGE part of making it in American wrestling.  While I'd love to see the joshi workers show up on RAW and kick butt, some of them would just flop because of differing cultures.

I think THE Ayako could make it, if she brought the hardcore and Ayumi has enough ring presence that she could work her way in, ala Little Big Man Rey route.
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Post by: Eivion on December 14, 2007, 01:12:51 PM
NWA Women's Title & AWA Women's title - MsChif (c) - Amazing Kong (c)
Good match, but it needed 5-7 more minutes to flesh things out more. Doesn't measure up to their Shimmer match. ***1/4

ChickFight 9, RWQ Women's Title - Wesna (c) vs. Cheerleader Melissa
I won't lie, I couldn't finish this. I got to the last 7 or 8 minutes, but I just wasn't caring enough to really watch. It felt like a chore by that point. Really felt that way 5-10 minutes before, but I wouldn't try to give it more time.

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Post by: Coffee on December 14, 2007, 03:02:11 PM
Have to give HEN kudos here. 

I think charisma and being able to work a crowd is a HUGE part of making it in American wrestling.  While I'd love to see the joshi workers show up on RAW and kick butt, some of them would just flop because of differing cultures.

I think THE Ayako could make it, if she brought the hardcore and Ayumi has enough ring presence that she could work her way in, ala Little Big Man Rey route.

although i remember vince mcmahon saying on survivor series, "i don't care what do you want!"
(half-kayfabe, half-shoot)
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Post by: Hooligan69 on December 14, 2007, 04:23:37 PM
ChickFight 9, RWQ Women's Title - Wesna (c) vs. Cheerleader Melissa
I won't lie, I couldn't finish this. I got to the last 7 or 8 minutes, but I just wasn't caring enough to really watch. It felt like a chore by that point. Really felt that way 5-10 minutes before, but I wouldn't try to give it more time.


Yeah, 45 minutes was just too long for them in this match.
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Post by: Eivion on December 14, 2007, 05:50:10 PM
SUN 9/22/07 - Toshie Uematsu & ZEST.co vs. Natsuki*Taiyo & Fuuka
Decent match, but the broken ropes really hurt this when they tuned it up the last few minutes. **

SUN 9/22/07 - Hikaru vs. Aja Kong
So I liked the beginning of this where Hikaru wen after Aja before her music even stopped, but from there until the last 2 minutes Hikaru basically was Aja's bitch which just wasn't compelling.
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Post by: Coffee on December 14, 2007, 08:01:26 PM
mariko yoshida vs ayako hamada
(from the ARSION Zion Tournament)

on the other hand, this match is too short. at the end of 12minutes or so, i still found myself wanting coz i couldn't get enough of the armlocks and the wrestle holds. both fighters are a sight to behold. and this is far better than their first encounter
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on December 14, 2007, 08:18:28 PM
Chickfight 4 - Cheerleader Melissa vs. Mercedes Martinez

High caliber match, pitting the two most well-rounded competitors against each other. Melissa appears more impressive every time I see her, but I also admire Mercedes' grappling and mat ability. The first five to six minutes consisted with transitions of submissions on the mat before both women started to throw strikes with abandon. Mercedes demonstrated how powerful she is in this match, unleashing high impact moves onto Melissa. Melissa, on the other hand, was more than capable to dish out some punishment of her own onto Martinez. There was solid continuity throughout the match and the overall finish was stellar. Nothing short out of the ordinary here; this was just a solid match. ***1/2
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 14, 2007, 08:51:01 PM
Lacey vs Sara Del Rey(Shimmer Title Tournament Finals)
Wow, I really loved this match. I can see why the 30 - 45 minute rematch on volume 13 has been called a classic. I might be one of the few, but I actually like this match more than the Sarah Stock vs Sara Del Rey match. Great story telling, very inventive moves. Lacey went full force, and kept the heel stalling to a minimum which really helped this match. She still got herself over as a heel by using the ref as a shield and even getting Rain's help....though I don't see why allison danger came out if Nikki Roxx was gonna just stop rain alone. In any case I loved this match so much, and I'm gonna order Volume 13 the day it comes out. ****1/4
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Post by: General HENkada on December 15, 2007, 10:33:19 AM
ChickFight 9, RWQ Women's Title - Wesna (c) vs. Cheerleader Melissa
I won't lie, I couldn't finish this. I got to the last 7 or 8 minutes, but I just wasn't caring enough to really watch. It felt like a chore by that point. Really felt that way 5-10 minutes before, but I wouldn't try to give it more time.
Early on, they were clearly working the clock as opposed to working the crowd. Things picked up though when they went outside the ring. The stuff outside the building was awkward, but the brawling inside was good enough and made sense.

My biggest problem with this match is that after all the brawling, plunder, Coke cans, chairs, equipment boxes, etc., they got back in the ring and the referee applied a four count for some hair pulling. WTF? That would have made Jim Cornette kill a Dairy Queen employee. Pro wrestling needs better attention to detail than that. If it's a brawl with no rules, then hair pulling shouldn't be getting four count.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 15, 2007, 11:12:13 AM
The commentary makes it make a lot more sense. They explain how this was less than 24 hours of sweet saraya got injured in that match with melissa, how melissa sent amazing kong to the hospital and gave eden black a concussion. They say something like "When did this become a falls count anywhere match?" they basically explain the chickfight matches almost have their own rules because the ref's are too afraid of the women....and seriously who wouldn't be afraid of melissa? Especially if you're some 115 pound effeminate looking ref........They also explain the table spot as melissa injuring both the back and neck/head of wesna.

The match definitely took its toll on both of them. They were sweating buckets. I loved it, but I can see how some people wouldn't like it, but I personally loved it. If you kind of liked it but didn't like the time, I just uploaded the one from chickfight VIII that has wesna vs mschif and then which together makes 23 minutes. It's like a 5 million dollar club, so they have lots of fancy stuff to brawl with *approve
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Post by: Eivion on December 15, 2007, 11:52:16 AM
Yes, I did think the commentary was quite good in putting various things into context. On a whole though I just couldn't enjoy the match. Kudos to those who did though.
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Post by: Ozmont on December 15, 2007, 05:03:11 PM
I liked the part where some Brit calls Mel a bitch, and she goes "You tink ima bitch now, wait til im a bitch in yo face". Not exactly on the level of gettng heat like Lacey, but it was fun. And that coffin part was hilarious.
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Post by: General HENkada on December 15, 2007, 05:48:35 PM
I thought the action was fine. But none of that (commentary or otherwise) explains why a Coke can to the face by the concession stand is acceptable, but hair pulling in the ring is going too far. If they don't have to listen to the ref when they're choking each other with chairs by the restroom, why would they stop the hair pulling because he's counting to four? If the rules are out the window, then they're out the window. It's not life or death, but it is one of those things that just makes me imagine Jim Cornette's head exploding.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 15, 2007, 07:08:38 PM
I thought the action was fine. But none of that (commentary or otherwise) explains why a Coke can to the face by the concession stand is acceptable, but hair pulling in the ring is going too far. If they don't have to listen to the ref when they're choking each other with chairs by the restroom, why would they stop the hair pulling because he's counting to four? If the rules are out the window, then they're out the window. It's not life or death, but it is one of those things that just makes me imagine Jim Cornette's head exploding.

I have two theories on that, either:

They were so tired that the ref stopped being afraid of them knowing they were too warn down to beat him down too hard for DQ'ing one of them

or

Melissa needed to get a quick refill of heel heat, so she just did that

But hey, the rules are thrown o ut in just about every other aja kong match and she still gets a five count for ropes, bites, gouges, chokes, and hairpulls
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Post by: Ozmont on December 15, 2007, 09:04:32 PM
Kaori Yoneyama vs Azumi Hyuga - JWP Openweight Championship match 12/09/07

This was good for a title match. The first few minutes were the usual wrist-locks, camel clutch and forearm shots but when Kaori started doing her sentons the match picked up. Hyuga wasnt really showing any vulnerability until the suicide senton, and even then it looked mroe like Kaori was annoying her then actually hurting her. But it didnt effect the match that bad, because thats how Hyuga usually sells. She IS the champ anyways, so she has a reasonable alibi =/
The crowd was more into Kaori then Azumi, which is believable. She did some really cool reversals like countering the spider german and bridging to avoid a chic kick (never seen that before). Azumi didnt go all out, was kind of reserved and let Kaori dish out all the moves. She really gave her time to shine though.

Its on my list of top 10 for the year.

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Post by: Antonio DAMAN on December 15, 2007, 10:20:18 PM
Kaori Yoneyama vs Azumi Hyuga - JWP Openweight Championship match 12/09/07

This was good for a title match. The first few minutes were the usual wrist-locks, camel clutch and forearm shots but when Kaori started doing her sentons the match picked up. Hyuga wasnt really showing any vulnerability until the suicide senton, and even then it looked mroe like Kaori was annoying her then actually hurting her. But it didnt effect the match that bad, because thats how Hyuga usually sells. She IS the champ anyways, so she has a reasonable alibi =/
The crowd was more into Kaori then Azumi, which is believable. She did some really cool reversals like countering the spider german and bridging to avoid a chic kick (never seen that before). Azumi didnt go all out, was kind of reserved and let Kaori dish out all the moves. She really gave her time to shine though.

Its on my list of top 10 for the year.



Hey Oz, where did you get the show?  The one tracker I use (Purojitsu) doesn't have it up...

Chris
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Post by: Ozmont on December 15, 2007, 10:30:52 PM
I got it from Lenny. He usually posts the most recent title matches, or big matches in general.
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Post by: Eivion on December 16, 2007, 08:26:13 PM
JWP 12/9/07, JWP Jr. & POP Title - Tyrannosaurus Okuda (c) vs. Asuka Ohki
Didn't really come alive for me until Okuda power up Ohki while in an armbar, but from there on this was pretty good. Ohki actually seemed like she had a chance to win with Okuda's arm hurting from the initial powerbomb counter. nly thing is tat I though Okuda could have put more into her selling near the end and the finish itself seemed a bit screwed up. Solid match in the end though. **1/2

JWP 12/907, JWP Tag Team Title - Tsubasa Kuragaki & Kayoko Haruyama (c) vs. Nanae Takahashi & Natsuki*Taiyo
Non stop action and generally good team work that came together very well. Great match, exciting from beginning to end. ****1/4

JWP 12/9/07, JWP Openweight Title - Azumi Hyuga (c) vs. Kaori Yoneyama
Much better than Hyuga's last two big singles against AK and Nanae. Seen maybe one Yoneyama match before this and i really don't remember it well so she was a new experience for me here. She looked damn good here and really brought the fight to Hygua. Never quite thought she could win, but they had me wanting her to. Good match. ****
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Post by: Coffee on December 17, 2007, 02:01:16 PM
Eivion, where can i buy JWP DVD's?
i haven't seen the matches you discussed here
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Post by: Eivion on December 17, 2007, 06:05:10 PM
Lenny upped Hyuga/Yoneyama at dvdr. The rest is in Lucky's veoh/youtube accounts.
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Post by: Coffee on December 17, 2007, 10:57:44 PM
thanks, Eivion
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 21, 2007, 12:08:44 AM
Aja Kong vs Yumiko Hotta WWWA(A.k.a battle of the uber bitches)
Wow, you know you go to far when you look like a bitch in a match against kong. She literally palm striked kong so hard her hands started bleeding. By the end of this match it became, who can be the bigger bitch. Really good match though, with more heat in one frame, than most matches have in their entirety. ****3/4
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Post by: Aja_Nakano on December 21, 2007, 06:39:38 PM
Aja Kong vs. Sugar Sato (GAEA Megaride)

I was watching the GAEA Megaride event (I taped it from TWC in the summer). The video is dodgy so the whole of the first match (Kansai vs. Devil Masami) was not watchable. However, the second match pitted Aja vs. Sugar Sato. The first time I saw Sugar Sato, it was in a singles match against Ozaki on a GAEA show and I didn't really think much of it. However, this match was pretty good. Not a great match, but it is still enjoyable and the ending was quite shocking for me. **1/2-**3/4
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 21, 2007, 07:38:58 PM
Megumi Kudo vs Aja Kong
Really good match. Don't confuse Kudo with a highflier, because she's not. Instead she's an amazing technician who can brawl with the best of them. I really liked this match, and loved kudo going blow for blow with kong, and working over kong's arm so well. Definitely gonna up this one sometime this week. ****1/4

Manami Toyota vs Mima Shimoda

I think I may just have a new favorite match. Thatdude's right to say it's 30 minutes of clawing and suplexing. There must be like 50 suplexes in this one match. I loved it. Both women were uber agressive, did great highflying spots, and had suplexes galore. *****
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Post by: Aja_Nakano on December 21, 2007, 08:20:21 PM
Kyoko Inoue vs. Dynamite Kansai - Big Egg Wrestling Universe

What can I say? I could not get into this match whatsoever. The description underneath the download link said that this was a match worthy of the Tokyo Dome, but I can't see how it was. Especially when you compare it to Kong vs.Toyota and Kong vs. winner of this match.  These two just don't mesh well together imo. The giant swing outside the ring was cool, I was thinking what would have happened if Kyoko let go and Kansai went off the runway. But for the most of this match it just plods along with the submission moves and it really doesn't tell any kind of story. It gets good in the last 3-5 minutes. However, by that time my interest had already waned. **
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 21, 2007, 08:33:12 PM
That's my major beef with kyoko. Too much of her matches consist of submission moves. Not even chain wrestling, and rarely cool looking ones. A lot will just be like boston crabs or camel clutches.

Manami Toyota vs Mayumi Ozaki
I have to say, I was a little disappointed in this match. I expected it to be epic given their WWWA tag title matches against each other. There were some cool parts when they got really aggressive with each each other, but for the most part this match didn't take it to the gear they did in previous tag matches against each other. Still a really good match, but not nearly what you'd expect from these two. ***3/4
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Post by: Aja_Nakano on December 21, 2007, 09:17:14 PM
That was probably the first Kyoko match that I saw when I was kinda bored. Usually I love watching her wrestle. She is right up there with Bull, Aja, Akira, Mayumi & Manami as my fave joshis ever (maybe a level below). It was just with that match the two just never clicked.

Aja Kong vs. Dynamite Kansai - Big Egg Wrestling Universe

The two stiff hitters face of again. The match starts with Aja nailing a hard backfist on Kansai (I just love seeing Kansai getting hit with stiff shots for some reason). Some stiff kicks from Kansai followed by some nice submission holds. Aja is able to come back with some submissions of her own, before the match begins to heat up. Seeing Kansai lift Aja up for the powerbomb was really cool. The ending sequence was really good. Kansai kicks out of the move that Aja beat her with in their 1993 singles match. Then Aja hits a double foot stomp from the top that just looked so painful. The crowd really got into the match and both joshis worked really well together. The ending sequence of moves was exciting too. I've seen three singles matches between these two (1993, Big Egg and Kansai winning the WWWA belt) and this is perhaps the weakest one that I have seen. However, that's not to say that this match is bad because it isn't. It's just that the other two matches had longer time to develop. None the less this is a really enjoyable match between the two stiff hitters. ***1/4

now to watch Chigusa vs. Devil Masami for the first time in over a year.
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Post by: conchinette on December 22, 2007, 02:39:32 AM

now to watch Chigusa vs. Devil Masami for the first time in over a year.

The Dreamslam 1 Memorial Superfight?
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Post by: Aja_Nakano on December 22, 2007, 07:38:49 AM

now to watch Chigusa vs. Devil Masami for the first time in over a year.

The Dreamslam 1 Memorial Superfight?

The one that happened on the same night as Lioness/Jaguar. From 87 or something like that.
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Post by: conchinette on December 22, 2007, 08:21:25 AM

The one that happened on the same night as Lioness/Jaguar. From 87 or something like that.

Ah, now there's an example of a match sustained by crowd heat. I like that more than the Jaguar vs Lioness match.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 22, 2007, 09:24:17 PM
Kyoko Inoue & Bull Nakano vs Aja Kong & Manami Toyota
Wow, really amazing tag team work done here. Both teams had great and inventive double team attacks. This was just a plain great match. Nothing that's gonna make you cream your pants, but still a bloody good match. ****1/2
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Post by: Coffee on December 23, 2007, 03:21:19 AM
ayako hamada vs meiko satomura (07/22/07)
joshi's MOTY no doubt
although i marked out for IBUKI for yoshida vs emoto, to be honest, this is 2007's MOTY
i liked how they exchanged kicks and tried their damnest to pin the other. you gotta admire satomura's endurance of hamada's powerbombs but hamada turned out to be the better wrestler here. i was expecting satomura to win here coz she owned this promotion. hamada received NO streamers at all that when she won the match, the crowd went dead. maybe if it didn't happen in sendai, some fans would riot over this match
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Post by: Aja_Nakano on December 23, 2007, 03:38:04 AM
Bull Nakano vs. Akira Hokuto - 1991

This was Akira before her Dangerous Queen days and Bull at her brutal peak. She literally dominated poor Akira and hit some pretty hard shots on Akira (I actually felt sorry for Akira here). Akira did well to get back into the match and got her offence in. But this was Bull Nakano she was facing so the end result was obvious. It was really cool to see Bull like this, it's like she wanted to make Hokuto suffer. It was a nice little match. ***
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Post by: Aja_Nakano on December 23, 2007, 05:55:20 AM
Manami Toyota & Kayo Noumi vs Kaoru Ito & Miho Wakizawa - AJW 15/10/2000

This was a really fun match. I didn't know what to expect but I really did enjoy it. The action was fast paced and there was some good interaction between all the joshis. The part when Kayo goes mad was really cool. And then the successive footstomps on both Manami & Kayo was good too. Kaoru's front suplex on Miho from the top to land on Toyota looked like it hurt as Miho's knee landed right on Manami's face. Also, when Manami blocked the frankensteiner from the top rope on Miho and Kayo comes in and dropkicks Miho with Miho landing on her head looked painful too. All four joshis were having a great time; laughing with the crowd. The ending was exciting too, with some near falls. And the final two moves were awesome. I really wish I could understand Japanese. The backstage interview at the end appeared to be interesting. Manami had a permanent smile on her face and was chucking her towel over Kayo's face. She was trying to get Kayo to say something (it seemed like she was trying to make her more confident that she won, but since I don't understand what they were saying it's nothing more than a guess on my part). Kayo couldn't stop laughing at the end of the interview. A surprisingly good match. Glad I downloaded it. ***3/4
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Post by: Hooligan69 on December 23, 2007, 11:24:52 AM
I just watched Cheerleader Melissa vs. Sarah Stock from SHIMMER. It was a pretty good match with Stock avoiding the Kudome Valentine and pinning Melissa for an upset victory. The match was shorter than I expected though but that's not a complaint.
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Post by: Eivion on December 24, 2007, 12:33:03 PM
NEO 11/4/07, NEO/NWA Pacific Titles - Haruka Matsuo (c) vs. Emi Sakura
Good, but somehtign was missing here for me to fully enjoy it. I was expecting it to be more like Sakura teaching Haruka to be honest, especially with the opening slap. She did do a number on the poor girl's ribs though. ***

NEO 11/4/07, NEO Tag Titles - Ayako Hamada & Kaoru Ito (c) vs. Yoshiko Tamura & Genki Misae
This had plenty of good, but also its fair share of messiness and screw ups due to the weight of the tag champs here. Still Genki and Tamura meshed better as team than opponents which was expected, and the match in general had some damn good action. There was this one moment where Ayako attempted to block a Genki lariat only to still ended up grounded by it. Even she had this holy shit look on her face when it happened, thus proving only more how badass Genki really is. Anyways, fun match despite the problems. ***1/2
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Post by: Ozmont on December 24, 2007, 02:03:37 PM
Another thing that happened was when Genki slipped on the superplex, Tamura went straight for the elbows on Ito, and you can see her looking back several times at Genki and the elbows just kept coming. Then when she hit the spinning elbow, she broke Ito's nose. It was akward
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Post by: Eivion on December 24, 2007, 03:09:56 PM
Yeah when she went for the suplex, her right foot slipped and she fell. When she was on the ground Ito also fell on her. Don't remember if it was just her abdomen or her head, but its likely why Tamura went for the elbows to give Genki time to recover. Was wondering when Ito's nose was broken.
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Post by: DANgerous K on December 24, 2007, 03:41:46 PM
Yeah when she went for the suplex, her right foot slipped and she fell. When she was on the ground Ito also fell on her. Don't remember if it was just her abdomen or her head, but its likely why Tamura went for the elbows to give Genki time to recover. Was wondering when Ito's nose was broken.

Ah you see, I think that's a blade job to Itos' nose as near as I can tell; go to 44 mins - just after the g-driver from Genki.  You get a close up of Ito a few moments after the pin attempt, and you can see something in the ref Tommy Ran's hands and I'm sure it's the blade. Oh noes!! Wrestling is fake!!!  *bwah

It could be something else, but what?  It's not a tooth :) 

I enjoyed both those matches especially the tag.  Ayako and Tamura weren't in there a whole lot together but then I suppose I expected that and it makes sense for a future match down the line with them both being equal on pins falls. 
Haruka isn't top champ material in my opinion but she gives it a good shot and Emi put her over well.

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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on December 24, 2007, 04:51:43 PM
"JWP Climax 2007" JWP Openweight Title Match - Azumi Hyuga (c) vs. Kaori Yoneyama 12/09/07

I am amazed by Yoneyama's effort in this match, but Hyuga, being the fighting champion she is, was also performed in impressive fashion (as usual). Both women had given 110% and the match itself had unique exchanges, sequences, and spots. It was a great match through and through. ***3/4
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Post by: Coffee on December 24, 2007, 11:12:20 PM
"JWP Climax 2007" JWP Openweight Title Match - Azumi Hyuga (c) vs. Kaori Yoneyama 12/09/07

I am amazed by Yoneyama's effort in this match, but Hyuga, being the fighting champion she is, was also performed in impressive fashion (as usual). Both women had given 110% and the match itself had unique exchanges, sequences, and spots. It was a great match through and through. ***3/4

this is the same quote you posted on youtube
 *hee
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Post by: Ozmont on December 25, 2007, 03:24:23 PM
Tamura vs Matsuo - Title Match

Yeah. Lets just say the story here was Tamura didnt have her cup of coffee (or RedBull) for the day. The match all around wasnt bad at all, but it lacked so many things. Crowd heat, Matsuo showing she could actually win the thing, and not once did I hear the crowd chanting "Matsuo!". Cinsidering the spoilers and the fatc Tamura's been the champ for over 4 years, Im sure most of us expected something truly epic. Well, it wasnt. If we could turn back time, Im sure NEO would hand the title over to Emi since that match had all the things a title match should have and all those things werent present here.

Embarrassing. I felt bad for Matsuo. She tried.

Oh and at the end, she had this heel-ish glint in her eye. 
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Post by: Eivion on December 25, 2007, 04:08:26 PM
Nah we predicted this early on and reports after only confirmed it.
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Post by: Ozmont on December 25, 2007, 04:12:09 PM
Before reports said it was bad.
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Post by: luckycleareyes on December 25, 2007, 04:12:28 PM
Yeah, even people who saw it that day said it wasn't anything special. Nobody said it was "bad" just that it wasn't great. Matsuo's win was completely void of a crowd reaction. She had like 5 people who clapped for her when she'd yell "IKUZO!"

"Embarrassing" yes, but not for Matsuo.

For the person who made the decision to move the belt to Matsuo...
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Post by: Ozmont on December 25, 2007, 04:19:16 PM
Yah, when she did the ikuzo spasm and like nobody reacted, Tamura did the right thing kicking her in the middle of it.

One of the few parts where the crowd got hyped was the swanton. And even then I was waiting for Matsuo to pick it up. I seriously gave it a chance, and jsut brushed off what the reports said about it,. Meh

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Post by: 孤星 on December 25, 2007, 04:28:53 PM
Yeah, even people who saw it that day said it wasn't anything special. Nobody said it was "bad" just that it wasn't great. Matsuo's win was completely void of a crowd reaction. She had like 5 people who clapped for her when she'd yell "IKUZO!"

"Embarrassing" yes, but not for Matsuo.

For the person who made the decision to move the belt to Matsuo...

She may become a career casuality of questionable booking. The fumble is on her shoulders.
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Post by: 孤星 on December 25, 2007, 04:30:48 PM
Tamura vs Matsuo - Title Match

Yeah. Lets just say the story here was Tamura didnt have her cup of coffee (or RedBull) for the day. The match all around wasnt bad at all, but it lacked so many things. Crowd heat, Matsuo showing she could actually win the thing, and not once did I hear the crowd chanting "Matsuo!". Cinsidering the spoilers and the fatc Tamura's been the champ for over 4 years, Im sure most of us expected something truly epic. Well, it wasnt. If we could turn back time, Im sure NEO would hand the title over to Emi since that match had all the things a title match should have and all those things werent present here.

Embarrassing. I felt bad for Matsuo. She tried.

Oh and at the end, she had this heel-ish glint in her eye. 

 *pwease
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Post by: Eivion on December 25, 2007, 04:44:09 PM
Yeah her defense against Sakura kind of kills the heel hope. On the other hand they actually did buy her against Sakura so theres some hope for her reign as long as they build her up before hey start giving her stronger opponents. Hopefully her next defense is against someone like Kimura or Emoto.
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Post by: ohtanisjacket on December 26, 2007, 01:56:35 AM
Kyoko Inoue vs. Dynamite Kansai - Big Egg Wrestling Universe

What can I say? I could not get into this match whatsoever. The description underneath the download link said that this was a match worthy of the Tokyo Dome, but I can't see how it was. Especially when you compare it to Kong vs.Toyota and Kong vs. winner of this match.  These two just don't mesh well together imo. The giant swing outside the ring was cool, I was thinking what would have happened if Kyoko let go and Kansai went off the runway. But for the most of this match it just plods along with the submission moves and it really doesn't tell any kind of story. It gets good in the last 3-5 minutes. However, by that time my interest had already waned. **

It was an OK match. Pretty standard. Tokyo Dome is a shitty venue for wrestling, so both women used a lot of signature moves. They hardly blew anything, so they worked together OK, but that was all it was -- work, no real drama or story. Kansai and Kyoko are generally good at submissions, but here they were just working through spots. Some cool spots, but if you've seen a lot of their matches you've seen them all before. Kansai wasn't really Kansai, which was a bit strange. Their match in '93 was better. Tokyo Dome sucks. Big Egg Universe is the most overrated big show ever. It ran way too long and they rushed through the tournament. It was supposed to be Hokuto's retirement, but that all got changed. Her injury didn't help things either.
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Post by: Coffee on December 26, 2007, 02:37:34 AM
She may become a career casuality of questionable booking. The fumble is on her shoulders.

i'm baffled why matsuo isn't so over
(i know this question sounds stupid but i'm just human to ask)
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Post by: Hooligan69 on December 26, 2007, 10:13:55 AM
What did you guys think of Ayako vs. Sakura?
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Post by: Coffee on December 26, 2007, 02:21:55 PM
What did you guys think of Ayako vs. Sakura?


i haven't seen that

mariko yoshida vs rebecca knox (i can't find the date, all i know is that they faced each other on chickfight)
while the match is good, im amused by the commentators' comments:

"looks like yoshida is 0% fat and all muscle."
 *approve

"one ... two ... and a bridge. it's as if saying im not just gonna kickout ... i'm yoshida."

"wow! as if she got 8legs."
 *haha
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Post by: Hooligan69 on December 26, 2007, 08:58:12 PM
The comments here convinced me to avoid the Tamura-Matsuo double titles match. Must admit that I am disappointed that it wasn't all that great of a match. I like Matsuo but I think Emi would have been a better choice.
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on December 26, 2007, 09:34:18 PM
Apparently, I'm thinking about avoiding the Tamura/Matsuo Double Title match as if it was the plague myself, unless I otherwise change my mind.

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Post by: Coffee on December 26, 2007, 09:57:00 PM
Apparently, I'm thinking about avoiding the Tamura/Matsuo Double Title match as if it was the plague myself, unless I otherwise change my mind.



why?
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on December 26, 2007, 10:29:02 PM
Read the comment two posts ahead of me. Relax, kapeng-chan, I won't actually avoid the match. Besides, I believe in the statement, "I'll believe it when I see it."
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Post by: Coffee on December 26, 2007, 11:04:31 PM
oh that!
well if we'd compare matsuo with sakura, id choose sakura
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Post by: 孤星 on December 26, 2007, 11:25:09 PM
She may become a career casuality of questionable booking. The fumble is on her shoulders.

i'm baffled why matsuo isn't so over
(i know this question sounds stupid but i'm just human to ask)

She wasn't built upi right and didn't begin in the right place. Some people may say it's because she's inferior to the other more popular newgens but that's not true. When Matsuo wrestled Nanae the crowd was behind her. Now she's got the title and people are like "I don't know if I can get behind that". She's got talent and I just hope somehow things turn around for her in the eyes of the fans.
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Post by: Coffee on December 27, 2007, 12:52:07 PM
well her match against nanae is a great match
it's her best match so far that i don't understand why can't she follow that one up
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 27, 2007, 10:15:20 PM
I became an instant fan after seeing kong/kimura vs matsuo/genki. She was so great, and took a huge beating, but kept fighting back. I think the best thing for her is to drop the titles to shibutani *hee and go to mexico. She's really great but a lot of her lucha moves need some smoothing out. Plus that little thing she does after the flapjack-dropkick really cuts some heat she could have gathered by going for a few more dropkicks after it.
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Post by: Ozmont on December 27, 2007, 11:14:45 PM
Aoi Kizuki & Nagisa Nozaki & Toshie Uematsu vs Cherry & Miki Ishii & Toyota - NEO STAND OUT

Arright. If i didnt know who Miki Ishii is, I couldve guessed it was Ray toned down & demasked. Fun start with the pyramid thingy. Then the match took a turn with the usual illegal tag-ins gallore, but it wasnt too bad. Not a very surprising ending. Fun though
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Post by: 孤星 on December 28, 2007, 12:22:36 AM
well her match against nanae is a great match
it's her best match so far that i don't understand why can't she follow that one up

She's as good as that but the problem is she has weight on her shoulders that she can't carry. ..not yet anyway but I hope she's around in joshi for awhile.
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Post by: Coffee on December 28, 2007, 12:41:32 PM
i don't know why when matches are held at the itabashi green hall, there are no commentators
and the venue is quite small too
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Post by: thatdude21601 on December 29, 2007, 08:07:54 PM
9/8 Sendai Girls

Dash Chisako vs Kaoru Ito is pretty fun, and so is the main event tag (Dual Ayako vs Satomura/Okuda). The ending is sort of abrupt in the tag, and kills the heat .....otherwise it's a really good match up until. DASH is absolutely my favorite of the younglings. What's shown of the other clipped matches is fine too (Sachiko's win makes the crowd happy/Mizumura's neat rolling headlock deal)

10/5 Sendai

Not much is shown, but what is  of Yurie Kaneko vs Bolshoi is tight.

The main tag is really good! The eye shattering knee from Hyuga at the end is totally provoked by some knee bombs Satomura drops on Hyuga's head earlier. Nakajima gets a lot of nice looking stuff in too, including throwing Satomura around a bit. 

Satomura's face is visibly swollen on her right side immediately after the finish.
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Post by: Coffee on December 29, 2007, 08:58:14 PM
Apparently, I'm thinking about avoiding the Tamura/Matsuo Double Title match as if it was the plague myself, unless I otherwise change my mind.



what stops me from seeing this match is veoh downloaded an incomplete match
it only gave me 9minutes of the match
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 30, 2007, 04:43:54 PM
Amazing Kong vs Cheerleader Melissa(APW GYM WARS)
This is the match that leads to Melissa's involvement with REM.
Really good, aggressive match. Melissa uses a lot of the moves she used earlier in her career including the complete shot. The brawling's amazing, with amazing kong delivering some extremely brutal chair shots. Melissa even manages to get in a few curb stomps and her signature Kondo Clutch. Really good match, but from what I've seen in pictures and previews, their matches in shimmer and celtic wrestling are even better. ***3/4
(http://results.allprowrestling.com/041407/pictures/picture-35.jpg)
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on December 30, 2007, 08:10:01 PM
Folks, let us talk about Okuda.

Oz Academy - Aug. 16, 2007

Oz Openweight Championship - Aja Kong (c) vs. Akari Okuda

I've heard that T-Rex Okuda is highly regarded as the top student of Sendai, so I wanted to see for myself. This was the second of two Okuda matches I've seen thus far, and this one didn't disappoint. Akari started attacking Aja relentlessly with a series of dropkicks that momentary grazed the monster. Of course, Aja returned the favor and dominated for a majority of the match (as typical from all of Aja's matches). Okuda, on the other hand, was impressive for various reasons.

In the middle of the match, Okuda sends Aja to the outside, allowing Okuda to shake a few cobwebs. I like the significance that for her lack of experience, Okuda has the incentive to capitalize on a specific error on her opponents. Secondly, there was a glimpse of charisma demonstrated by Okuda. From the look of her facial expressions, she had that look that she wasn't intimidated by Aja. Most of all, she pulled out various arrays of knee attacks including the Destiny Hammer. She also executed a beautiful German Suplex on the monster. Good match and an impressive showing by Okuda on the losing end. ***
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 30, 2007, 08:18:02 PM
Toshie Uematsu/Aoi Kizuki/Nagisa Nozaki vs Manami Toyota/Cherry/Miki Ishii
This was clipped pretty badly, but the match itself was pretty bad anyway. There were some fun spots, including manami hitting everyone over the head when they couldn't support her weight *bwah and Manami got a sick looking missile dropkick on toshi uematsu that made her roll forward. Still not that good of a match, and I wish cherry would have gotten more offense in. **
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Post by: Eivion on December 30, 2007, 08:30:56 PM
SHIMMER 5/21/06 - MHWC vs. Mercedes Martinez & Sara Del Ray
Solid tag with plenty of decent action, but I never got terribly excited personally. Nothing really wrong with the match though they did work on Sara a few minute too long for my tastes. ***

SHIMMER 6/1/07, SHIMMER Title Quarter Final - "Dark Angel" Sarah Stock vs. MsChif
Decent, but it wasn't doing much for me until the last 4 minutes. Would have been a bit better had Stock cut down the submissions a bit and went for something more physical. Loved Daffney's outfit though. It reminds me a little of Harley Quinn's from Batman. She makes a nice visual pairing with MsChif and does a decent job as her manager. Look forward to their little stable with Melissa in the future. *1/2

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Post by: Coffee on December 31, 2007, 01:39:14 AM
In the middle of the match, Okuda sends Aja to the outside, allowing Okuda to shake a few cobwebs. I like the significance that for her lack of experience, Okuda has the incentive to capitalize on a specific error on her opponents. Secondly, there was a glimpse of charisma demonstrated by Okuda. From the look of her facial expressions, she had that look that she wasn't intimidated by Aja. Most of all, she pulled out various arrays of knee attacks including the Destiny Hammer. She also executed a beautiful German Suplex on the monster. Good match and an impressive showing by Okuda on the losing end. ***

how does the destiny hammer look like?
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 01, 2008, 12:45:03 PM
Kaoru Ito/Momoe Nakanishi/Nanae Takahashi vs LCO/Maekawa
I don't wanna ruin too much, so I'll just tell you this is awesome. Lots of bleeding, phenomenal spots, and lots of brawling with chair shots. So I don't ruin the epicness of this match, I'll just tell you to download it right now and watch it. This will  make you love Momoe Nakanishi so much more than you should already. *****
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: UnstableProtagonist on January 01, 2008, 02:03:31 PM
In the middle of the match, Okuda sends Aja to the outside, allowing Okuda to shake a few cobwebs. I like the significance that for her lack of experience, Okuda has the incentive to capitalize on a specific error on her opponents. Secondly, there was a glimpse of charisma demonstrated by Okuda. From the look of her facial expressions, she had that look that she wasn't intimidated by Aja. Most of all, she pulled out various arrays of knee attacks including the Destiny Hammer. She also executed a beautiful German Suplex on the monster. Good match and an impressive showing by Okuda on the losing end. ***

how does the destiny hammer look like?

I think this should answer your question, Kapeng-chan.

http://www.youtube.com/v/JGPW3i5WT0o&rel=1
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on January 03, 2008, 10:23:48 PM
oh now i know

 *hee
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: UnstableProtagonist on January 03, 2008, 10:59:48 PM
"And knowing is half the battle!"  *haha
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on January 03, 2008, 11:10:19 PM
aja kong vs ayako hamada (Zenjo War Tournament)

when hamada powerbombed aja, the match a lot produced a lot of marks and they were like
 *gah

WTF???? aja is twice her size!!!
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Hooligan69 on January 04, 2008, 08:21:45 PM
Ayako Hamada/Kaoru Ito vs. Cinthia Moreno/Estrellita - AAA 10/23/07

This was a fun one fall Lucha match. The heels got booed and for once we didn't see a run-in spoil the match at the end. Nothing spectacular but I really enjoyed this match and Cinthia is one of my favourite Luchadoras. I loved Cinthia and Estrellita doing 'ranas off the top at the same time. In the end, Cinthia pinned Ayako with the rolling cradle to a nice pop. Ayako's matches in Japan are more exciting though.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on January 04, 2008, 10:13:56 PM
double inoue & yumiko hotta vs cutie suzuki, plum mariko & bolshoi kid
(dreamslam II)

i like how it opened for the funny spots where bolshoi kid slapped takako and hotta then kyoko slapped mariko and cutie later

as for the match itself, it was a mad scramble, worth watching in my opinion
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 05, 2008, 04:13:47 PM
Double Inoue vs Toyota/Hasegawa(Queens Holy Night)
This match kinda bored me. It's supposed to be some kind of 5 star classic but I just don't see it. It was a decent match, but I'm surprised at how bored I was considering I'm a mark for every woman in this match. 2/3 falls can be done right, but they can also fall apart due to the difficulty of making heat in t he first 2 falls. I just plain didn't like it, but still it was a decent enough match. ***1/2
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Post by: conchinette on January 05, 2008, 08:22:34 PM
Double Inoue vs Toyota/Hasegawa(Queens Holy Night)
This match kinda bored me. It's supposed to be some kind of 5 star classic but I just don't see it. It was a decent match, but I'm surprised at how bored I was considering I'm a mark for every woman in this match. 2/3 falls can be done right, but they can also fall apart due to the difficulty of making heat in t he first 2 falls. I just plain didn't like it, but still it was a decent enough match. ***1/2

Yeah I don't understand how it is *****. Sakie was treated like a complete nobody in that match.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 05, 2008, 09:00:23 PM
Yeah, and it looked like it was going to get good when toyota and takako just started getting angry at each other and beating the hell out of one another, but then even that stopped.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on January 06, 2008, 12:48:32 AM
azumi hyuga vs kaori yoneyama (12/09/07)
i liked this match for the fact that it was fast paced and it had a lot of good spots (but not spotfest-type). after the kong-hyuga match, looks like it would a tough act to follow in the case of jwp knowing how much blood was shed during that match. then this match came along, people's expectations weren't that high but at least it exceeded expectations knowing this is the kind of match that adds prestige and honor to the JWP Openweight Title, which is a good thing. around this time i could now manage to identify the destiny hammer and the shining wizard. obviously this match has more moves. it just so happened that i could not identify a lot of them
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 10, 2008, 07:11:07 PM
Manami Toyota vs Dynamite Kansai(WWWA Heavyweight Title Championship)
Wow, I really really really really liked this match. It's similar to Toyota/Kong matches, but since Kansai's smaller than Aja it gives manami more to work with. They even did some innovative things. One part the had me chuckle a little bit, but I still liked was when manami put Kansai in the ropes like she was going to go for the dropkick with the opponent in the ropes, but instead she got on the apron and started kicking kansai in the sternum, as kansai had done to her earlier *haha The ending would have been perfect had it not been botched. Still a really good match that gets my highest recommendation. ****3/4
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: ohtanisjacket on January 11, 2008, 06:14:03 PM
Yeah I don't understand how it is *****. Sakie was treated like a complete nobody in that match.

It took me a while to appreciate that match, but it really is a classic.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: 孤星 on January 12, 2008, 02:53:50 AM
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Not much is shown, but what is  of Yurie Kaneko vs Bolshoi is tight

Everytime I see clips of Bolshoi she's doing something different. Lucha, suplexes or busting out the Sensei Gattame II. Shame there's not much of her on youtube and what you can get on tapes is clips.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: ohtanisjacket on January 12, 2008, 07:58:39 AM
There's plenty of Bolshoi matches available on JWP tapes and TV. Just make sure you watch Commando Bolshoi, not the Bolshoi Kid  gimmick.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: 孤星 on January 12, 2008, 05:58:10 PM
There's plenty of Bolshoi matches available on JWP tapes and TV. Just make sure you watch Commando Bolshoi, not the Bolshoi Kid  gimmick.

lol, yeah, I like the Command better. That's who I see doing the awesome. Maybe one day when I collect enough I'll put together a comp. And then an ASARI comp and then a very short Baby M/A comp. 
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on January 14, 2008, 04:59:56 PM
crush girls vs marine wolves (date is on Ringmistress' channel at youtube)
i was sort of excited with the match although i feel weird seeing akira hokuto without the blonde hair, red wig, samurai sword, kimono and demonic mask. it's an okay match. could have been better but most of the holds i see in the match are sleeper holds.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 21, 2008, 05:06:42 PM
Yeah I don't understand how it is *****. Sakie was treated like a complete nobody in that match.

It took me a while to appreciate that match, but it really is a classic.

I'm starting to get what you mean, but with the LCO vs Ito/Watanabe. At first I was confused why people considered it in the top ten joshi matches ever, but now I'm starting to see it. The first time it really seems like just two matches happening at once, but now I'm getting it.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on January 21, 2008, 06:54:00 PM
i have just finished watching oz vs kanzai streetfight at jwp
it had a lot of holy sh** moments, i don't know if i'd be able to download it soon enough to one of my blank VCD's coz it's damn great and bloody too
i enjoyed it a lot

i like the part where oz tied kanzai to the post using the chain then dropkicking the hell out of her
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Ozmont on January 21, 2008, 07:29:27 PM
LCO vs KAORU & Yamada Toshiyo - GAEA 1999

Really fun. LCO were bitches. The match was all KAORU, but Yamada was excellent in her short lived moments. She had few time in the ring, but she hit all her big spots and it didnt hurt the match at all. Chairs, ladders, blood, KAORU doing crazy shit...expect to see a lot of that. 
KAORU was kind of the underdog, but when Yamada came in she schooled LCO. I really liked the Yamada/Mita moments.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Mizztrezz on January 22, 2008, 06:55:38 PM
LCO vs KAORU & Yamada Toshiyo - GAEA 1999

Really fun. LCO were bitches. The match was all KAORU, but Yamada was excellent in her short lived moments. She had few time in the ring, but she hit all her big spots and it didnt hurt the match at all. Chairs, ladders, blood, KAORU doing crazy shit...expect to see a lot of that. 
KAORU was kind of the underdog, but when Yamada came in she schooled LCO. I really liked the Yamada/Mita moments.

Yeah, I got that match on DVD, and you are on the money there
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Hooligan69 on January 23, 2008, 01:06:10 AM
i have just finished watching oz vs kanzai streetfight at jwp
it had a lot of holy sh** moments, i don't know if i'd be able to download it soon enough to one of my blank VCD's coz it's damn great and bloody too
i enjoyed it a lot

i like the part where oz tied kanzai to the post using the chain then dropkicking the hell out of her

This match is so awesome. I just watched it myself. They even took the fight outside into the streets. Anyone know the date for this match?
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: ohtanisjacket on January 23, 2008, 04:32:08 AM
3/17/95... They had a streetfight rematch on 9/7/95. Personally I like their 8/96 match the best. They also had a really stiff match in '92 that I liked.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on January 23, 2008, 05:59:07 AM
i prefer to post a quote from my friend: moralvirus, who also wrote for 411mania under his real name, jarrod westerfeld:

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Jarrod Westerfeld (http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/columns/67398/Your-Viral-Dose-of-Reality-1.22.08:-The-YouTube-Lazy-Boy-Quarterback.htm)
I also have a big problem with the showcasing of the ladies of Shimmer in a 3 minute bout that did no one any favors. After Final Resolution's display of the Knockouts in Gail Kim and Awesome Kong, ROH made TNA's female division look that much better with this display, as both Del Rey and Haze came off looking shoddy, sloppy and amateurish, and both are the farthest thing from such a description. I know some will say it served its purpose to lead into Hero and Danielson facing off, but in all honesty, the first women's match to air on ROH pay-per-view should've shown a strong division of female wrestlers who can perform just as hard and just as well as any man, but in this case what they actually showed was a botchy, amateurish, girls-gone-wild type of match that reinforced the ignorant mentality that women in wrestling are only good for their looks. Now I only hope and pray that the three way women's match at Rising Above will air on the pay-per-view to really redeem Shimmer's name and true honor.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Ozmont on January 23, 2008, 08:31:48 PM
i have just finished watching oz vs kanzai streetfight at jwp
it had a lot of holy sh** moments, i don't know if i'd be able to download it soon enough to one of my blank VCD's coz it's damn great and bloody too
i enjoyed it a lot

i like the part where oz tied kanzai to the post using the chain then dropkicking the hell out of her

This match is so awesome. I just watched it myself. They even took the fight outside into the streets. Anyone know the date for this match?


Omg, where did you watch it? Must see
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 23, 2008, 08:40:55 PM
Oh let me dig up the link, I sent it to her and mizztrezz. I'll PM you when I find it. Has tons of great joshi matches, like momoe/ASARI and such.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on January 23, 2008, 09:35:30 PM

Omg, where did you watch it? Must see

i watched it from www.purofight.com/matches
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: DANgerous K on January 24, 2008, 08:13:16 AM
18.11.2007 

JWP Jr. & POP Title: Arisa Nakajima (c) vs. Tyrannosaurus Okuda

Fun, fun match.  Well done, hardly any botching, good pace and aggression from the pair of them and a great emotional ending.  I like the hell out of Okuda's newish finish combo.  If you watch, it was a jumping knee combo but her method of execution was very dramatic and different from a Joshi perspective.  The later (re)match with Matsumoto was also pretty good (if not quite as dramatic) but really showed how much those two have developed since their last singles match.

Also - watch and see Grown Man crying!  *sniff* Gotta love marking for the Joshi.  *approve     
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Antonio DAMAN on January 24, 2008, 01:05:30 PM
Jr. All Star War Reviews!!!

Yumi Ohka/Mai Ichii VS Fuuka/Natsuki*Taiyo

I'm saying it now, Yumi Ohka should've gone over.  She really shone here, and the crowd really helped, as they were hot towards the finish, which had me going.  They really teased finishes and finisher reversals well, but once again, I thought the finish was underwhelming, as they had Ohka going on a tear before getting a knee to the gut from Fuuka, and then the Taiyo*Bomb.  It just made her look like she was weaker than everybody else in the match, even though she was older than everybody in the ring and has the most experience.  Oh, and Mai rules the awesomeness as she always does, tying Natsuki in the ropes before kicking her in the chest Kumiko Maekawa style.  Ooh, I just love that.

Rating: *** (Would've been ***3/4, but the finish knocked it down a bit)


Mio Shirai/Io Shirai VS DASH Chisako/Sendai Sachiko

So we finally get to see Mio in action, and I must say, both look sisters look really good in the ring together, and wow, Mio pops off a step-up enzugiri that left me pretty much speechless, and got a good crowd reaction, and two deadly german suplexes to the Shirai's made both me and the announcer cringe, they hit really hard.  Hurricanrana from one of the Sendai girls to Mio gets three, and Mio looks upset.  Hey kid, you just had your first match inside Korakuen Hall, you should be happy...

Rating: **

Cue the most girly hype music ever, it's a video for the main event using freakin' Avril Lavinge, or however the hell you spell her name.  BAH!  They show video of Hiroyo's win over Mariko at the Ibuki Korakuen Hall show last year

Arisa Nakajima/Hanako Kobayashi/Hiroyo Matsumoto VS Tyrannosaurus Okuda/Aoi Kizuki/Aya Yuki

It be revenge time, and Arisa's on the hunt.  Not like she could've done this in Sendai, but I digress.  Everybody, even the lowly Aya Yuki, who is just middle of the road, was on their game, and just put it all out there, and the fans responded.  Finishing sequence was really good too, really dug fight over the pin attempts between Okuda and Arisa, really made it seem like they were in a big battle to see who was the best.  Brawl exchange between Arisa and Okuda, ending with Okuda hitting the ropes and Arisa hitting a flash Cutie Special for the three, and a good crowd reaction.  Arisa does a short bit of celebrating afterwards, I mean, she did just get a measure of revenge over the girl that beat her for the JWP and POP Titles, you know.  One thing to fix for two wrestlers: Aoi Kizuki needs to practice her jumping lariat, and Okuda needs to practice her jumping knees.  She didn't make Jumbo Tsuruta or Jun Akiyama proud with the two that she threw.

Rating: ***3/4
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Sternness on January 24, 2008, 01:50:52 PM
Okuda vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto (Double Titles) - 18.11.2007

Okuda has to be one of my favorites right know. So much natural charisma! She already knows how to address the crowd and comes across as a big time player. Some of her jumping knee kicks look a bit weak, though. Saw Hiroyo Matsumoto for the first time. She's a very interesting rookie, I think. Most rookies these days are pretty small, which is a bit sad I think (there's nothing wrong with being small as long as they know how to work, it just looks kind of weird). Matsumoto has a pretty good build and showed a few good moves. She's around 170 cm, 70 kg, which is big compared to most other joshi workers. Hope she will progress well and make an impact a few years from now. Training under Mariko Yoshida will provide her with all the wrestling knowledge she'll need to become a credible main event star.
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Post by: Coffee on January 24, 2008, 02:39:01 PM
Las Cachorras Orientales vs the Zaps

one thing i didn't like about the matches at www.purofight.com/matches is that they don't have dates attached. if ever they have any, i couldn't read it well since i can't tell which is the month and which is the day. prior to watching this match i checked first what does LCO mean on Babel Altavista (just see for yourself, i don't want to spoil the fun for you).

it was one hell of a bloody match with canes, umbrellas, tables and chairs. i found it hard to tell between Zap I and Zap T then until LCO unmasked one of them which turned out to be Tomoko Watanabe. she was already busted open by the time LCO ripped off her mask. one noticeable thing in this match is this is where i saw the least number of times when LCO used chair shots
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Post by: Eivion on January 24, 2008, 06:40:47 PM
IBUKI 5/5/07 - Mariko Yoshida & Meiko Satomura vs. Shu Shibutani & Hiroyo Matsumoto
Not really the super big victory for Matsumoto like one may have thought with Yoshida taking a head kick from her partner and three finishing moves from our younger fighters here to be put down. Also left this more impressed with Shu as she got a bit more ring time and brought a lot more to the table in the ring & as a general tag partner than Matsumoto. Still Matsumoto looked ok and the match kept my interest in general. Solid stuff though nothing great. **1/4

IBUKI 5/5/07, Falls Count Anywhere - Ayumi Kurihara & Cherry vs. Ray & Tomoko Nakagawa
Still seems a bit early for this type of match with this level of experienced wrestlers, but they gave a decent little match with some nice action throughout. Stuff was its best at the end though with Kurihara facing off with Tomoka. **1/4

Jr. All Star War 12/31/07 - Nagisa Nozaki vs. Mayuka Niizeki
Niizeki looked decent aside from some weak ass dropkicks early on. Nozaki looked alright though she could have been a little tougher on Niizeki being her senior and whatnot. Actually in general she could do with speeding up her pace a little. Anyways decent rookie stuff, nothing special. *1/4

Jr. All Star War 12/31/07 - DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko vs. Mio Shirai & Io Shirai
Kanari SIsters looked good here, but early on the Shirai sisters were showing their inexperience with the botches. Still the last half was pretty redeeming on their part with both bringing a nice amount to the able. Mio looked good and comfortable when she was going into the moveset of a shooter type in pro-wrestling. She also came off differently from Mai and Fuuka who focus mainly on their kicks which I like. Still it would have been nice to see her use her fists. When both sisters are a bit more experienced and smooth we can expect some good things from them as a team. **

Jr. All Star War 12/31/07 - Shu Shibutani, Cherry, Asuka Ohki vs. Kana, Misaki Ohata, & Tomoka Nakagawa
Solid stuff, nothing great. Shibu seemed to avoid her signatures here which saddened me. She bombed badly on a dive attempt landing splat on the outside, but thankfully being fine overall. Her new finisher leaves a bit to be desired as well, but isn't the worst thing out there. Overall she looked fine, but most of the other girls here looked better. I'm not certain she really learned anything she couldn't in Japan, but this one match isn't really enough to say such a thing yet. Will have to wait for her singles to come out. **1/4

Jr. All Star War 12/31/07 - Fuuka & Natsuki*Taiyo vs. Yumi Ohka & Mai Ichii
This was good. Ohka looked real good here meshing fairly well with Fuuka and Natsuki and hitting her general moves fairly nice. Her height compared to her opponents really shows. Fuuka and Natsuki were a nice little team and you could tell they have experience working together unlike Mai and Yumi. Not sure what, but something was off here with Mai to me. She wasn't nearly as commanding presence wise with her kicks like she has been in the past. Finish also seemed like it came a few moves too early, but it wasn't bad or really match hurting. Do wish this followed the set up of Fuuka vs. Ohka and Natsuki vs. Mai like they seem to be going for in the vids, but what we got was still worthwhile. ***

Jr. All Star War 12/31/07 - T-rex Okuda,Aoi Kikuzi, & Aya Yuki vs. Arisa Nakajima, Hiroyo Matsumoto, & Hanako Kobayashi
Sadly I was a little scatterbrained in the first half of this so not everything sunk in, but I was fully there for the second half which was pretty damn good. Arisa's team particularly looked good with what they brought to the table and the general team. Okuda's team looked fine, but not as impressive. Okuda herself though looked veyr good during the ending stretch with her trying to pin Arisa and needing to avoid being pinned herself. Good stuff, definitely worth main eventing the show. ***1/2
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: JOSH Chisako on January 25, 2008, 08:02:29 AM
I haven't had a chance to watch the entire Jr. All Stars show yet.  I just watched the Sendai sisters vs Shirais, the battle royale (for no good reason), and the main event. I'll try to watch the rest of the show this weekend.

I'd tend to agree with most of Eivion's comments.  This was the first time I've seen Mio & Io in action and it was definitely a mixed bag.  These girls certainly have some raw talent and have some nice moves already (and a few things they probably shouldn't be trying yet), but are obviously very green.  Sendai Sachiko is becoming a little sick suplex machine. I love the way DASH Chisako behaves when she wrestles in Tokyo.  In Sendai, she's kind of a suck-up to Meiko and is very respectful to the older wrestlers and acts good because Mom & Dad are probably watching.  In Tokyo, she's a surly little punk, acts like she's been around for 10 years and should be treated accordingly, is kind of bossy to her younger sister, and is completely disrespectful to her opponents.  Just a little thing, but I like how she gave that dismissive little wave of her hand to Mio & Io after the match-just her way of saying "You guys suck!"

Much of the battle royale was played for comedy, with Makoto doing her coward gimmick, Mika Mizunuma trying to splash everyone and crush them with her massive girth (she's a BIG girl-unfortunately she's more likely to be the next Eagle Sawai than the next Aja Kong), and Miki Ishii trying to protect Makoto from harm.  The match was somewhat better once they cleared out a few people.  Ayako Sato and Tomoko Morii from Ito Dojo are both OK in terms of workrate but they are SO bland and in need of a charisma transplant (sort of the Charlie Haas/Rob Conway of joshi).  I think I kind of like Tomoka Nakagawa.

I think the main event would have been better if it had just been a 4-person tag, as Aoi, Aya, and Hanako added little to the match in my opinion.  Most of the interesting stuff in the match was Okuda's rivalry with Arisa (and to a lesser extent with Hiroyo).  I think Okuda/Mizunami (how come she wasn't on the card?) vs Nakajima/Matsumoto would have been better.  As far as the comments some have made about Okuda's jumping knees, it almost seems to me like she's holding back with them a bit in her matches the last few months.  Maybe she's worried (consciously or sub-consciously) about stiffing someone with a knee to the face and injuring them.



Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: DANgerous K on January 25, 2008, 10:07:07 AM
I was thinking the same about the jumping knees Josh and then I thought about how she isnt wrestling the vets anymore, but the smaller girls from her gen, so maybe she is a bit worried about it?  Arisa was a right little biatch at one point in that match, totally stiffing Hiren whos was trying to stop Okuda getting an ass kicking on the outside.  Arisa's smile afterwards looked well satisfied. 
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on January 25, 2008, 10:19:00 AM
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I think the main event would have been better if it had just been a 4-person tag, as Aoi, Aya, and Hanako added little to the match in my opinion.  Most of the interesting stuff in the match was Okuda's rivalry with Arisa (and to a lesser extent with Hiroyo).  I think Okuda/Mizunami (how come she wasn't on the card?) vs Nakajima/Matsumoto would have been better.  As far as the comments some have made about Okuda's jumping knees, it almost seems to me like she's holding back with them a bit in her matches the last few months.  Maybe she's worried (consciously or sub-consciously) about stiffing someone with a knee to the face and injuring them.
Felt the same way about the main. I thought Hanako looked impressive and better than Aoi & Aya, but she still didn't seem necessary. Would have rather seen what Mizunami or Hiren could do in a heated situation, especially since Arisa was dicking a little on the Sendai crew when they went outside.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: JOSH Chisako on January 25, 2008, 11:38:08 AM
Felt the same way about the main. I thought Hanako looked impressive and better than Aoi & Aya, but she still didn't seem necessary. Would have rather seen what Mizunami or Hiren could do in a heated situation, especially since Arisa was dicking a little on the Sendai crew when they went outside.

Yeah, I forgot but one of the best parts of the match was when they took it to the outside and Nakajima was basically decking anyone wearing Senjo red-she didn't care if it was Okuda or someone else.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on January 25, 2008, 10:49:55 PM
Sendai Sachiko is becoming a little sick suplex machine. I love the way DASH Chisako behaves when she wrestles in Tokyo.  In Sendai, she's kind of a suck-up to Meiko and is very respectful to the older wrestlers and acts good because Mom & Dad are probably watching.  In Tokyo, she's a surly little punk, acts like she's been around for 10 years and should be treated accordingly, is kind of bossy to her younger sister, and is completely disrespectful to her opponents.  Just a little thing, but I like how she gave that dismissive little wave of her hand to Mio & Io after the match-just her way of saying "You guys suck!"

i think it would benefit the cross sisters if they wrestled outside of sendai more often
it would be great to see their characters evolve
although i consider sachiko to be better than chisako
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: General HENkada on January 27, 2008, 10:34:33 AM
Mio Shirai/Io Shirai VS DASH Chisako/Sendai Sachiko

So we finally get to see Mio in action, and I must say, both look sisters look really good in the ring together, and wow, Mio pops off a step-up enzugiri that left me pretty much speechless, and got a good crowd reaction, and two deadly german suplexes to the Shirai's made both me and the announcer cringe, they hit really hard.  Hurricanrana from one of the Sendai girls to Mio gets three, and Mio looks upset.  Hey kid, you just had your first match inside Korakuen Hall, you should be happy...

Rating: **
I just watched the match and enjoyed it. I had seen Mio in action a couple of times on Lucky's YouTube channel. But this was the first time I'd seen her really get some offense in. And I agree that enzuigiri looked good. The home stretch was fun, but with the kickout on the running SSP, I immediately knew SENDAI was going to win... almost like it stooged off the finish. I think Io needs to make that Tiger feint kick, running SSP combo into a standard practice. Side note: Io is bootylicious.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: General HENkada on January 27, 2008, 11:04:14 AM
One other un-match-related side note: Did anyone else notice Natsuki*Taiyo's entrance during the opening ceremony? I wonder if they deducted cool points for that. (http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/10.gif)
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Poison Sawada on January 28, 2008, 03:15:01 AM
Las Cachorras Orientales vs the Zaps

one thing i didn't like about the matches at www.purofight.com/matches is that they don't have dates attached. if ever they have any, i couldn't read it well since i can't tell which is the month and which is the day. prior to watching this match i checked first what does LCO mean on Babel Altavista (just see for yourself, i don't want to spoil the fun for you).

Sorry for replying to a older post but just to clear a few things up:
That`s because some of those where made before I could upload to a FTP and would just the info I had in the posts for said matches/clips.
Any Joshi fan should know what LCO means though, possibly the best tag team since the Beauty Pair and Crush Gals.

But from now on I`m posting stuff to maps with air dates and all, I do plan updating the old Joshi stuff in the future but I`m rather busy.

Also if it`s not against the rules I`ll be happy start posting "my Joshi Pro-wres releases" here.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on January 28, 2008, 07:49:47 AM
Sawada, ever since i knew what does LCO mean in English, i could never look at my 2puppies the same way ever again
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Hooligan69 on January 28, 2008, 09:16:28 AM
Sawada, ever since i knew what does LCO mean in English, i could never look at my 2puppies the same way ever again

What does it mean in English?  *crazy
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: thatdude21601 on January 28, 2008, 09:26:56 AM
The Eastern (or Oriental) Puppies
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on January 28, 2008, 09:28:05 AM
Las Cachorras Orientales - the Eastern puppies
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Gabor Talmacsi on February 03, 2008, 08:01:32 AM
I'm pretty sure the intent was to call them 'Those Oriental Bitches'.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on February 03, 2008, 08:47:04 AM
well with the way they slugged it out in the ring, they are the ultimate barometer of what bitchy heels should be
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on February 10, 2008, 08:55:24 PM
Fuka Matsuri 1 9/30/07 - Atsuko Emoto vs. Kana
Horribly clipped. Only the last two minutes shown maybe. Decent I suppose.

Fuka Matsuri 1 9/30/07 - Arisa Nakajima & Io Shirai vs. Yuri Urai & Mio Shirai
Last 4 minutes shown. Decent stuff, nothing particularly special. Everyone look ok. Do wish Mio would drop the running shooting star as its looks particularly dangerous and in general it never comes terribly important when she uses it.

Fuka Matsuri 2 12/22/07 - AKINO & Mio Shirai vs. Tsubasa Kuragaki & Io Shirai
About half is shown (7 of 14+ minutes). Solid stuff. Action was good and fluid for the most part. Mio and Tsubasa actually complimented each other rather well as tag partners while AKINO and Io were ok. The ending gave a nice segment between the sisters which was nice and did leave me a little interested in seeing the two go at each other in a singles match. Hopefully we get that sometime this year. *3/4

Fuka Matsuri 2 12/22/07 - Fuka vs. Misae Genki
Sadly only six minutes were shown, but it was good while it lasted. Genki waskicking Fuka's ass, but Fuka gave a good fight with this refusal to die attitude and seemed to find her target in Genki's arm though she had a hell of time getting to it after discovering it. Would love to see these two in a singles again. Hope Neo books Fuka more this year. *1/2

NEO 1/6/08 - Mima Shimoda & Shu Shibutani vs. Toshie Uematsu & Yuki Miyazaki
Clipped. Pretty much a showcase for Shu and Shimoda. Shu looked good here, especially compared to her return at the All Star show. Shimoda looked even better which surprised me considering most reviews of her tine in Mexico speak negatively of her, usually pointing her out to be the worst.

NEO 1/6/08 - Fuka vs. Haruka Matsuo
Solid match, but it was kind of just there until the last five minutes. Instead of the constant fight for position one of them really should have taken control during the middle. **

Oz Academy, Oz Academy Openweight Title - Aja Kong (c) vs. Carlos Amano
This was pretty good. Aja started off strong with Carlos getting little in. Carlos eventually used the training she got from Fujiwara to wear Aja down, focusing on Aja's right arm. Good stuff really. Kind iwsh it had a bigger audience. ***1/4
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: General HENkada on February 10, 2008, 09:09:08 PM
Do wish Mio would drop the running shooting star as its looks particularly dangerous and in general it never comes terribly important when she uses it.
You mean Io, right? I think it's a great move. It's unique and sets her apart as a risk taker. Because it looks dangerous is a horrible reason for her to stop using it. Serious injuries happen on the most benign-looking and routine moves.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on February 10, 2008, 11:00:46 PM
Do wish Mio would drop the running shooting star as its looks particularly dangerous and in general it never comes terribly important when she uses it.
You mean Io, right? I think it's a great move. It's unique and sets her apart as a risk taker. Because it looks dangerous is a horrible reason for her to stop using it. Serious injuries happen on the most benign-looking and routine moves.
I mean more because she is barely hitting it and like I said, she doesn't use it in a manner to make it special. Its just another move with her.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on February 11, 2008, 07:36:23 AM
aja kong (c) vs megumi kudo
AJW's WWWA Title Bout
December 6, 1993

i noticed that the crowd pops louder for kudo

as for the match itself, this one is a good match in terms that kudo was able to hold her own here and be able to somewhat defy the odds by putting up a good match. while the pacing is slow with one too many submission holds on either side of the coin, i was able to enjoy it because this turned out to be one of my dream matches come true. it is now on my youtube account.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Mizztrezz on February 11, 2008, 12:40:14 PM
Las Cachorras Orientales vs the Zaps

one thing i didn't like about the matches at www.purofight.com/matches is that they don't have dates attached. if ever they have any, i couldn't read it well since i can't tell which is the month and which is the day. prior to watching this match i checked first what does LCO mean on Babel Altavista (just see for yourself, i don't want to spoil the fun for you).

Sorry for replying to a older post but just to clear a few things up:
That`s because some of those where made before I could upload to a FTP and would just the info I had in the posts for said matches/clips.
Any Joshi fan should know what LCO means though, possibly the best tag team since the Beauty Pair and Crush Gals.

But from now on I`m posting stuff to maps with air dates and all, I do plan updating the old Joshi stuff in the future but I`m rather busy.

Also if it`s not against the rules I`ll be happy start posting "my Joshi Pro-wres releases" here.

Great site there, Poison.  I've been out and about so I just wanted to give you a proper hello and introduce myself.  I'm the one they call Ringmistress and I give ya props for the great matches on there.  I did note the lack of dates, but with some clever googling and looking at some of the stuff I have WITH dates, I figured that a good amount of the AJW ATHENA matches you posted are from around 1999 or so.  Great stuff, and all credit goes to you whenever I post something of yours on my channel.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on February 11, 2008, 06:40:36 PM
yeah most of them are from ATHENA which rocked
i loved the background, the entrance and the lights
i dig the door with the Egyptian (?) figures at the doorway
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Madmaster on February 17, 2008, 10:32:14 AM
Just a quick head's up: A lot of play by play ahead, and spoilers aplenty.


Mariko Yoshida vs. Manami Toyota-11/25/01


Toyota offers the handshake, and Yoshida takes it. Toyota asks for the Test of Strength, and is denied. Both ladies fire off kicks that both airball. Yoshida catches another and flows into a Chinlock, but Toyota gets the ropes. Yoshida slides to the floor, and Toyota gives chase. Back inside, Yoshida shoots in, showing her shooting background off a bit. Release German Suplex and a Missile Dropkick right to the face, make it to, and Toyota is now in complete control. She ties Yoshida in the ropes, and hits a Running Dropkick to the small of the back. Yoshida escapes a Suplex and goes into a Jujigatame attempt, which Toyota is wise to avoid. Rope break, and both ladies are back up. Yoshida shoots in again, but Toyota is ready, and rains Elbows down on the head of Yoshida. Yoshida gets the mount, finally, and controls Toyota on the mat. She goes for the Keylock, Toyota bridges out, so Yoshida hooks on the Jujigatame. She goes to transition into an Ankle Hold, but Toyota stomps her in the face a few times. A rope break is called, but Yoshida doesn't break cleanly. Yakuza Kick stuns Toyota. German Suplex attempt. Yoshida breaks cleanly, then charges in, but Toyota is ready, and sends her to the floor. Somersault Plancha(which lands a hair short, as Toyota takes a hefty fall as well). We're heading into the crowd, and Toyota lands a Cross Body Block from the entrance staging into the crowd!! Back to the ring, Toyota lands the Bodyslam, and heads up top, but misses the Moonsault. Sleeper Hold is applied by Yoshida. She goes for the Cobra Clutch, and Toyota flips her over, but Yoshida keeps the hold applied. Now it's the King Cobra Hold, and Toyota is in trouble. Toyota tries to escape, but Yoshida hangs on tight, and is sure to roll Toyota back into the middle of the ring when she gets near the ropes. Pinfall attempt gets a two count. Toyota elbows out of the German Suplex attempt, and rolls Yoshida around several times before going for the pin. Yoshida, however, is right back in control, as she locks on a Grounded Cloverleaf Hold. Toyota gets the ropes this time. Running Yakuza Kick just pisses Toyota off, and Yoshida takes one herself. Both ladies exchange Yakuza Kicks, with Toyota's having more effect. Irish Whip is evaded, and Yoshida locks on an Ankle Hold. She grapevines the leg, and Toyota is in deep **** now. Yoshida transitions into an Inverted Figure Four. Toyota makes the ropes once again to break the hold. Yoshida nails several punches, and Toyota eventually counters into the Straightjacket German Suplex, as well as the Moonsault, as both moves get two counts. She signals for the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex, but Yoshida escapes, and lands the Air Raid Crash for two. A Sleeper is countered, and Toyota makes her pay with the Japanese Ocean Drop for two. The Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex is nailed to perfection, but Yoshida kicks out at two, and comes right back with an Inverted Koji Clutch(I believe she calls it the Spider Twist). Toyota is in trouble once again, and the crowd gets behind her once again. The ref is quite sure to check Toyota as she struggles in the hold. Yoshida releases and lands another Air Raid Crash for a two count. She goes for the third, but Toyota counters, and lands another stiff Yakuza Kick. She goes for the Northern Lights Bomb, but Yoshida rolls her into that version of the Koji Clutch, but Toyota powers up, and runs Yoshida into the turnbuckles back first. Toyota is pissed, and lands two consecutive punches to the face before dropping Yoshida on her noggin with the Japanese Ocean Queen Bee Bomb to get the victory.



Analysis: A damn fine match for an age where people say that Joshi is dead and buried. The two styles that each wrestler uses primarily clashed in a way that made the match seem like a legit fight at times. Toyota had almost no way to combat the shoot style threat early on, while Yoshida was able to keep Toyota from executing her Suplexes early on. As the match progressed, it was Toyota who found ways to esacpe Yoshida's holds, while Yoshida was still at a loss when it came to countering most of Toyota's stuff. Toyota throwing punches at the end was also a nice touch, as she showed she was getting pissed with Yoshida's resilience, and was going to put her down at whatever cost. My biggest gripe with the match is that Yoshida seemed to shrug off a few things a bit faster than she should have. The JOCS shouldn't have been shrugged off that quickly, since it was(and still is) the primary finisher of choice for Ms. Toyota. The QBB was the perfect finish for the match, IMO.



Rating: ***3/4





Dynamite Kansai vs. Kyoko Inoue-V*TOP Tournament 1994

Once again, a handshake starts off the match. Dynamite starts off with some kicks the hamstring, and Kyoko returns fire with Mongolians Chops. A Shoulder Block surprisingly floors Kyoko, and Dynamite sends her to the ramp with a Lariat. Dynamite follows her out, but Kyoko dodges another Lariat, and lands a Springboard Back Elbow. GIANT SWING ON THE RAMP!!! Kyoko wants a Surfboard, but the ref talks her out of it. Kyoko goes for the Suplex, and Dynamite counters. Dynamite's is also countered, but she slaps Kyoko hard, and lands a Spin Wheel Kick for a two count. Chinlock is applied, and Dynamite sledges at Kyoko's back. Dynamite ties Kyoko in the ropes, and kicks away at her unprotected chest. Bodyslam and an Elbow Drop get a two count, and we go back to the Chinlock. Dynamite transitions into a Camel Clutch. Kyoko finds the ropes at last, and Dynamite stomps the hell out of her. Inoue has enough, and fires back, knocking Dynamite down with a Running Shoulder Block. She hits the ropes again, but Dynamite is ready, and lands a Sidewalk Slam for two before applying the Fujiwara Armbar. Kyoko again gets to the ropes. Inoue counters an Irish Whip with a Springboard Body Block, and applies the Surfboard that she wanted earlier in the match. They get close to the ropes, and Inoue applies one of the strangest and most painful looking submissions I've seen in a long damn time. Almost an Inverted Vertical Sasorigatame. Dynamite takes Inoue down, and locks on the Sasorigatame(shouting "Give up, you whore!"). Again, Inoue finds the ropes, so Dynamite pulls her out, and locks on a Deathlock STF. Dynamite starts pulling hair, and is admonished by the ref. Kyoko powers over to the ropes once again, and Dynamite drops a knee across the lower back. Irish Whip into the turnbuckle, and Dynamite nails a Lariat. A second is missed, but Dynamite floors Inoue with a Lariat, anyway. Inoue reverses another Irish Whip into a Lariat, and slams Kansai. Rope Run Flying Back Elbow gets two. Powerbomb attempt is blocked, as Kansai runs Kyoko into the corner, and unloads with several kicks. Kyoko goes to the apron to recover, but is knocked off with a Lariat. Kansai goes for the Crucifix Bomb, but Kyoko escapes, and whips Dynamite into the guardrail. Back inside, and Kyoko lands a Missile Dropkick for two. Inoue goes for the Powerbomb again, but Dynamite escapes, and puts her down with three straight kicks. Dynamite's Powerbomb is also thwarted, but a Lariat connects, and Dynamite lands the Splash Mountain for a close two count(I actually think the ref's hand counted three). Kansai points to the corner, and knees Inoue in the back of the head. She goes for the Die Hard Kansai, but Kyoko gets out, and lands a Flying Body Block for two. Twisting Victory Roll gets two for Inoue. Dynamite fires back with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count as well. She heads up top, and Kyoko runs up the ropes, and lands an Avalanche Belly to Belly Suplex!!!! Kyoko goes for the Niagra Driver, but Dynamite narrowly avoids it. SHEERDROP NIAGRA DRIVER!!!!! ONLY A TWO?!?!?! How did she kick out of that? Inoue locks on a Surfboard style Camel Clutch, and it's Kansai's turn to power over to the ropes. Another Niagra Driver is attempted, and Dynamite escapes, nails a Leg Sweep, and the two exchange strikes on the mat. Running Lariat floors Dynamite, and Kyoko heads up top again. Dynamite meets her, though, and cuts her off. Dynamite kicks Kyoko's legs out, and that sets her up on the top. Dynamite destroys Kyoko with Die Hard Kansai to pick up the victory.


Analysis: Another damn fine match. However, this one suffered a bit during the early stages of the match. The opening was fast paced and hot, but once they returned to the ring, things slowed down A LOT. However, with that said, once it got going again, it was some fine wrestling until the bell rang. Dynamite did what she did best: Destroy her opponent with stiff as fuck strikes and high impact slams. Kyoko thwarted that with her unique style of offense, and it almost paid off for her a number of times. The final stretch was awesome, though, with both ladies going all out to get the victory. The crowd was hot throughout the match, which is to be expected since Dynamite was representing JWP, and Kyoko AJW, so Kyoko was the hometown girl, and the crowd got behind her like crazy.



Rating: ***1/2




Manami Toyota vs. Aja Kong-V*TOP Tournament 1994

Surprisingly, Toyota charges Kong at the bell with a Dropkick, and then fires off the Manami Roll for two. Avalanche Sunset Bomb gets two, and Kong is trouble early. Scratch that, Toyota gets caught coming off the top and Kong plants her with a Northern Lights Suplex for two. Irish Whip into the corner and Kong floors her with a Lariat, and proceeds to kick the hell out of Toyota. Flying Shoulderblock gets two, and Kong applies the Crab Hold(Toyota shouts something at the ref that gets the crowd's attention). Kong releases to stomp on Toyota's back before going into the Camel Clutch. She transitions that into some sort of a Surfboard/Camel Clutch hybrid. More kicks to the back, and a Bodyslam gets two before Toyota bridges out of the pin. Slingshot into the ropes and Toyota falls back onto Kong's knees. Single Leg Crab hold by Kong, and she's really wrenching on it. Another Slingshot, this time into the corner. That's followed by another ungodly kick. Vertical Suplex, and Toyota is bridging out again. Irish Whip, but Toyota fires off a Springboard Body Press. However, she gets caught coming off the top by one of Kong's kick. Piledriver gets two for Kong. Irish Whip, and Toyota Dropkicks Kong, and kicks her in the head several times. Absolutely no effect, though, and Kong shows her how it's done. Toyota fires back, though, until Kong Elbows her in the knee. Shotei style Uppercut, and Kong puts Toyota up top. AVALANCHE JACKHAMMER!!! Toyota kicks out at two?!?!? Back to the Crab we go, where we see that Kong is literally sitting on Toyota's head. Toyota somehow crawls to the ropes. Kong hauls her up, and hooks on the Canadian Backbreaker, and rams Toyota chest first into the turnbuckle before charging in with an Avalanche. We head to the ramp, and this can't be good. RUNNING DOMINATOR ON THE RAMP!!!!!! Toyota is completely fucked now. Kong hangs her in the ropes, and heads up the ramp. Full on run back up the ramp, and she runs her shoulder right into the ribs of Toyota. Jumping Piledriver gets two once again, and the crowd is really behind Toyota at this point. Double Leg Cradle Piledriver gets two as well. Toyota goes for the Rolling Cradle, and Kong just plants her. Waterwheel Drop gets two when Toyota somehow bridges out. Bodyslam and Kong is heading up top. Toyota cuts her off with a Yakuka Kick, and Kong falls to the floor. Toyota follows with the Spaceman Plancha, and a Missile Dropkick back out to the floor!! Toyota has a table, and this can't be good. She puts Aja on the table and slaps the shit out of her. He heads up top, and actually breaks the table with a Springboard Splash!! Bodyslam by Toyota, and hits the Moonsault for two. Kong goes for the Uraken, and Toyota counters into the Japanese Ocean Suplex for a close two count. She goes for the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex, but Kong runs her into the turnbuckles, and dumps Toyota on her head with a German Suplex. Toyota goes for the Manami Roll, and Aja plants her with a STIFF Powerbomb for two, and a Second Rope Splash gets the same result. Aja heads back up, and Toyota cuts her off. VICTORY STAR DROP!! TWO COUNT?!?!?!? Everyone is stunned by that one. Toyota again goes for the JOCS, but Kong drops to her knees. Bodyslam, and Toyota head up again, but this time, Moonsaults nothing but Kong's knees. Kong puts her up top, but Toyota knocks her off, and lands a Missile Dropkick to the back of Kong's head for a two. Toyota heads up again, but this time, it's Kong cutting her off. Toyota goes for the Sunset Bomb, but Kong simply sits on her. Backdrop Suplex is avoided, the Uraken is not, however. Toyota is as good as out. Kong hauls her back up. Sheerdrop Falcon Arrow, and Toyota is dead.



Analysis: Holy shit what a match. This was the first match I had seen of either woman, and it cemented my love for Joshi. It's always something special when these two face off. They've had several encounters(including two more incredible ones in 1995), and they just have a connection to where they always bring out the best in each other. Both women played their roles to perfection, as Toyota knew she could wear Kong out with her quickness, and Kong knew she had to beat the everliving hell out of Toyota. The opening few minutes were well done, as was the final ten or so. The middle wasn't bad, either, but it did produce the biggest problem for me. Toyota should not have bridged out of pins as often as the did, especially after taking those Piledrivers. It just didn't feel right at all. However, in the long run, it was the neck and back work that brought Aja victory, so at least it didn't just become filler. It actually meant something.




Rating: ****




Aja Kong vs. Dynamite Kansai-V*TOP Tournament 1994

The two ladies circle each and Kong offers the test of strength. It's a diversion, though, as she blast Kansai with the Uraken. Double Lariat takes both gals down. Kong is up first, and fires off kicks to the back. Irish Whip into the turnbuckle, but Kansai lands a kick, followed by a Lariat for two, and she goes into the Sasorigatame. Dynamite's turn to fire off the kicks, and she goes one step further with a kick to the face. Leglock is hooked on, but Kong gets to the ropes. Fujiwara Armbar takes Kong back to the ground, and it transitioned into a Crossface Hold. Front Facelock leads to Aja landing the Release Northern Lights Suplex, but Kansai goes right back to the arm. Kong escapes by simply stepping on Dynamite's head. It's shortlived, though, as Kansai sweeps Aja back down into a Chinlock. A Piledriver by Dynamite gets two, and she applies the Dragon Sleeper. Kong escapes, and locks on an Armbar of her own. Kong releases the hold to kick in Dynamite's chest. Bodyslam, and Kong lands the Second Rope Splash. Aja locks on the Crossface Chickenwing to further punish Kansai. Dynamite reaches the ropes. Kong hauls her up in the Canadian Backbreaker, and runs Kansai into the turnbuckles. This time, the Avalanche is countered with an Elbow, but Kansai flies off the top right into the extended legs of Kong. A trio of Backdrop Suplexes makes me cringe, but Kansai kicks out somehow. Kansai cuts Aja off as she heads to the top, but Die Hard Kansai is countered. However, Aja takes three VERY stiff kicks to the head. She beats the ten count up, but takes two more kicks right afterward. Kong is back up at nine, and Kansai shows off impressive strength by landing the Splash Mountain on Kong for a two count!! Kansai stalks Kong as she gets up, but she runs right into the Uraken. This time, it's Kansai struggling to beat the count. She's up as seven, and Kong knocks her head off with a Shotei Flurry, topped off with another Uraken. She's up at nine, and catches another Uraken attempt with a Hammerlock Back Suplex for two. Dynamite heads up top, and Kong cuts her off with the Uraken. Avalanche Waterwheel Drop gets a two count. Kong heads up, and lands the Flying Back Elbow Drop for another two count. Flying Double Stomp by Kong!! That had to break some ribs!!! Two count, though, as Dynamite finds the strength to kick out. Kong goes for the Brainbuster. Dynamite escapes, and lands two STIFF AS FUCK kicks to Aja's face. Two more kicks lands, and Aja finally ducks the third one. Uraken is blocked, but Kong fires off a Left Handed Uraken before flooring Dynamite with two more Urakens for a two count. Kong fires off one more, and ultimately decisive, Uraken, and she finally puts Dynamite down for the three count.


Rating: Another solid match, but also a bit below the Kyoko/Kansai match. This started off well, with the pace and theme of the match set clearly. This time around, Dynamite made sure that her holds factored into the match, as she utilized the Armbar in an attempt to take away the Uraken, which Dynamite had already been blasted with. I think the match could have gone a few minutes more, but at the same time, given the previous tournament matches that these two had been through, the length did make sense. Kong, I think, threw out the Uraken a bit too much for my liking. The three at the end were fine, but coupled with the fact that two more were thrown out mere minutes before, it started to become a bit much. A grand total of eight(factoring in the Left Handed one, if you want to count that). That's a lot, especially considering that she's dropped many other opponents(including Manami Toyota) with one, maybe two.



Rating: ***1/4




More Joshi


Cheerleader Melissa vs. Hikaru-EWA Women's Title

Hikaru charges across the ring at the bell and takes Melissa over with a Spear. Irish Whip into the corner is followed up with a Dropkick. Melissa gets up of a Fireman's Carry and catches Hikaru with a knee. To the floor we go, where Melissa whips Hikaru into the front row of chairs. They head to the other side of the ring and do the same. Facebuster into the table, and we get back into the ring. Sick Curbstomp by Melissa. Snapmare, and Melissa digs at the injured face of Hikaru. Mounted Slaps, and a stiff kick to the face continue the assault. Melissa is just vicious as she rakes at the eyes of Hikaru. Melissa's stablemates take a ton of free shots as the ref is distracted. They clear out and Melissa lands the German Suplex for two. Melissa heads up top, and Hikaru cuts her off, and lands the Avalanche Lana Killa-H for two(ugh). Elbow Strikes are exchanged as the two rise to their feet. Melissa gets the upper hand, but Hikaru lands a Lariat for two. Michinoku Driver II gets a two count when the ref is distracted. Melissa uses that opening to land the Kudo Driver for two when Hikaru gets her feet on the ropes(ugh again). A second attempt is avoided, and Hikaru lands the Lungblower, and the Crucifix Hold gets the three count.


Analysis: Oh, where to start. First off, this is clipped a bit, but the way it was done, I'm assuming they simply clipped out the downtime of the match, as nothing really seems out of place. Melissa did her part quite well, as she heeled it up thanks to her stablemates, and absolutely brutalized Hikaru. Hikaru held her own, but at the same time, having her first major offensive move in the match being an Avalanche version of her finisher, it does leave a sour taste in my mouth. Speaking of which, if I ever see someone use an Avalanche version of their finisher for a two count(barring a tag partner making the save and whatnot), I'm going to kill someone. The outside interference had its part, so there's really no issue there. The finish, however, was complete shit. The Kudo Driver should NEVER be used for a nearfall. Ever. I don't care what the circumstances are. That move hits, the match should be over, end of story. Hikaru recovered way too quickly, and given the lack of offense she had, there's no plausible way a Lungblower with a poorly executed Crucifix should have gotten the job done.



Rating: **1/2
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Coffee on February 17, 2008, 08:47:12 PM

Mariko Yoshida vs. Manami Toyota-11/25/01
Analysis: A damn fine match for an age where people say that Joshi is dead and buried. The two styles that each wrestler uses primarily clashed in a way that made the match seem like a legit fight at times. Toyota had almost no way to combat the shoot style threat early on, while Yoshida was able to keep Toyota from executing her Suplexes early on. As the match progressed, it was Toyota who found ways to escape Yoshida's holds, while Yoshida was still at a loss when it came to countering most of Toyota's stuff. Toyota throwing punches at the end was also a nice touch, as she showed she was getting pissed with Yoshida's resilience, and was going to put her down at whatever cost. My biggest gripe with the match is that Yoshida seemed to shrug off a few things a bit faster than she should have. The JOCS shouldn't have been shrugged off that quickly, since it was(and still is) the primary finisher of choice for Ms. Toyota. The QBB was the perfect finish for the match, IMO.

seems as if toyota uses the QBB only if the JOCS failed several times.

Dynamite Kansai vs. Kyoko Inoue-V*TOP Tournament 1994

Analysis: Another damn fine match. However, this one suffered a bit during the early stages of the match. The opening was fast paced and hot, but once they returned to the ring, things slowed down A LOT. However, with that said, once it got going again, it was some fine wrestling until the bell rang. Dynamite did what she did best: Destroy her opponent with stiff as fuck strikes and high impact slams. Kyoko thwarted that with her unique style of offense, and it almost paid off for her a number of times. The final stretch was awesome, though, with both ladies going all out to get the victory. The crowd was hot throughout the match, which is to be expected since Dynamite was representing JWP, and Kyoko AJW, so Kyoko was the hometown girl, and the crowd got behind her like crazy.

no wonder when at some occassions when kyoko was the heel, the crowd found it somewhat difficult to boo her.

Manami Toyota vs. Aja Kong-V*TOP Tournament 1994

Analysis: Holy shit what a match. This was the first match I had seen of either woman, and it cemented my love for Joshi. It's always something special when these two face off. They've had several encounters(including two more incredible ones in 1995), and they just have a connection to where they always bring out the best in each other. Both women played their roles to perfection, as Toyota knew she could wear Kong out with her quickness, and Kong knew she had to beat the everliving hell out of Toyota. The opening few minutes were well done, as was the final ten or so. The middle wasn't bad, either, but it did produce the biggest problem for me. Toyota should not have bridged out of pins as often as the did, especially after taking those Piledrivers. It just didn't feel right at all. However, in the long run, it was the neck and back work that brought Aja victory, so at least it didn't just become filler. It actually meant something.

bridging out of the pins is toyota's way of putting drama into the match and would make it more believable that aja would take a lot more to pin her down. what better way to express it but do the bridge with the scream?

Aja Kong vs. Dynamite Kansai-V*TOP Tournament 1994

Rating: Another solid match, but also a bit below the Kyoko/Kansai match. This started off well, with the pace and theme of the match set clearly. This time around, Dynamite made sure that her holds factored into the match, as she utilized the Armbar in an attempt to take away the Uraken, which Dynamite had already been blasted with. I think the match could have gone a few minutes more, but at the same time, given the previous tournament matches that these two had been through, the length did make sense. Kong, I think, threw out the Uraken a bit too much for my liking. The three at the end were fine, but coupled with the fact that two more were thrown out mere minutes before, it started to become a bit much. A grand total of eight(factoring in the Left Handed one, if you want to count that). That's a lot, especially considering that she's dropped many other opponents(including Manami Toyota) with one, maybe two.

yeah, kanzai's kicks were stiff as fuck. kanzai's kick to aja's face got me clutching my own face as i cringe
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on February 18, 2008, 12:36:59 PM
Cheerleader Melissa vs. Hikaru-EWA Women's Title

Hikaru charges across the ring at the bell and takes Melissa over with a Spear. Irish Whip into the corner is followed up with a Dropkick. Melissa gets up of a Fireman's Carry and catches Hikaru with a knee. To the floor we go, where Melissa whips Hikaru into the front row of chairs. They head to the other side of the ring and do the same. Facebuster into the table, and we get back into the ring. Sick Curbstomp by Melissa. Snapmare, and Melissa digs at the injured face of Hikaru. Mounted Slaps, and a stiff kick to the face continue the assault. Melissa is just vicious as she rakes at the eyes of Hikaru. Melissa's stablemates take a ton of free shots as the ref is distracted. They clear out and Melissa lands the German Suplex for two. Melissa heads up top, and Hikaru cuts her off, and lands the Avalanche Lana Killa-H for two(ugh). Elbow Strikes are exchanged as the two rise to their feet. Melissa gets the upper hand, but Hikaru lands a Lariat for two. Michinoku Driver II gets a two count when the ref is distracted. Melissa uses that opening to land the Kudo Driver for two when Hikaru gets her feet on the ropes(ugh again). A second attempt is avoided, and Hikaru lands the Lungblower, and the Crucifix Hold gets the three count.


Analysis: Oh, where to start. First off, this is clipped a bit, but the way it was done, I'm assuming they simply clipped out the downtime of the match, as nothing really seems out of place. Melissa did her part quite well, as she heeled it up thanks to her stablemates, and absolutely brutalized Hikaru. Hikaru held her own, but at the same time, having her first major offensive move in the match being an Avalanche version of her finisher, it does leave a sour taste in my mouth. Speaking of which, if I ever see someone use an Avalanche version of their finisher for a two count(barring a tag partner making the save and whatnot), I'm going to kill someone. The outside interference had its part, so there's really no issue there. The finish, however, was complete shit. The Kudo Driver should NEVER be used for a nearfall. Ever. I don't care what the circumstances are. That move hits, the match should be over, end of story. Hikaru recovered way too quickly, and given the lack of offense she had, there's no plausible way a Lungblower with a poorly executed Crucifix should have gotten the job done.



Rating: **1/2
You were a lot kinder to this match than I was. The pre-match promo from Melissa was pretty awful...they should have just gone with the highlight reel. The clipping was annoying to me, since so much seemed to have been cut out. Melissa did a great job of working the nose, but overall the match just didn't do it for me. It didn't really seem like a title defense. As for the near-fall from the Kudoh driver...well technically, she just got her foot on the rope, which should be fair enough. It's not nearly as bad as Wesna actually kicking out of the move.

Bottom-line, this wasn't really a match, it was a highlight reel of heel shenanigans.
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Post by: Madmaster on February 18, 2008, 01:26:35 PM
To me, the Kudo Driver is a move that should kill. The victim should be, at the very least, helped out of the ring. They should not have the energy to even more for several minutes. Plus, the way Hikaru acted afterwards completely took a shit on the move itself.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on February 18, 2008, 05:05:41 PM
I heard wesna was supposed to touch the bottom rope, but melissa forgot to reposition her, so she had to. Yoshida rolled out of the ring after a kudo driver, but sold it extremely well as she layed on the ground outside the ring for a minute or two.
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Post by: Madmaster on February 18, 2008, 06:02:19 PM
That almost sounds like what happened with Homicide and BJ Whitmer(or so I've heard).
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Post by: General HENkada on February 18, 2008, 08:21:30 PM
As a mark for Melissa, I think the onus is on her to protect the move. She should agree to use it unless it's the definitive, clean finish for a match. Otherwise, it will be cheapened. That's what counters are for. They aren't used enough as people opt for "false finishes" to add an edge to the match. Also, secondary finishers should come into play if a false finish is really desirable. The Air Raid Crash can probably be sacrificed in lieu of the Kudo Driver. But the Kudo Driver should be protected.
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Post by: Ozmont on February 18, 2008, 08:45:28 PM
Think of the Kudo Driver as Tamura's running elbow or Hyuga;s Destiny Hammer, and the Air Raid Crash as Tamura's Patriot Buster and Hyuga's Michinoku. The Vertebreaker is like a "less is more" kind of move. Melissa should reserve it for big matches.
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Post by: Coffee on February 19, 2008, 04:50:22 AM
i hate it when i have problems regarding downloading matches
these links don't work on me:

http://www.archive.org/download/QOTDMRound2M2/QOTDMRound2M2.avi
seXXXy eddy vs mayumi ozaki

http://www.archive.org/download/QOTDMFinal/QOTDMFinal.avi
mickie knuckles vs mayumi ozaki

help!
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Post by: General HENkada on February 19, 2008, 11:28:30 AM
help!
The files aren't there and probably shouldn't be there. The Internet Archive is like a library; not like MegaUpload, RapidShare or SendSpace. People have abused it in the past by posting copyrighted material. But that's not what it's for or how it's even allowed to be used.
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Post by: Madmaster on February 21, 2008, 08:13:19 AM
Manami Toyota vs. Aja Kong-3/26/95

No handshake this time around. Toyota charges in, but gets destroyed with a Backdrop Suplex. Kong puts her up top, but Toyota lands the Missile Dropkick to the back of the head. Kong recovers quickly, landing the Running Canadian Backbreaker into the turnbuckle, and following in with the Avalanche. Suplex Slam gets two, and Kong works a Sleeper. Toyota fights out, but receives several kicks for her trouble, and Kong works back into the Sleeper, this time applying the Body Scissors. Kong rolls that into a Camel Clutch, which she pulls back into a Surfboard of sorts. Several kicks to the downed Toyota. Kong hauls her up with a Fireman's Carry into a Stun Gun. Three Chops light up Toyota, and Kong drops her with a Brainbuster, and Toyota bridges out of the pinfall attempt. Slingshot onto the bottom rope, and Kong holds the choke for a few seconds. Kong slaps Toyota, which only really wakes her up, but Kong puts her in her place. STIFF Piledriver, and Toyota kicks out at two. Boston Crab further punishes Toyota's back, and Kong eventually moves into a High Angle Boston Crab. Another kick finds the mark on Toyota's back. Vertical Suplex gets two as Toyota bridges out once again. Slingshot into the ropes, and Toyota falls back onto Kong's knees. Kong applies the Half Crab this time. She switches into an interesting Cloverleaf variation, and then stomps on Toyota's lower back. Double Underhook Suplex, and Toyota kicks out at two. Another High Angle Crab, this time with Kong sitting on Toyota's head. Kong releases, and hauls Toyota back up to her feet, only to sledge her twice. Running Powerbomb of sorts is followed up by another vicious Powerbomb, and a Jumping Headbutt to Toyota's back. Kong drops Toyota over the top rope, and lands a Running Dropkick to the lower back of Toyota. Aja with another HUGE Jumping Piledriver for two. The Leg Clutch Piledriver hits, but still Toyota kicks out. Irish Whip, and Toyota gets the Manami Roll for a two count. Reverse Suplex, and Kong Splashes Toyota's back for a two count. Irish Whip once again, and Toyota goes for her Rolling Cradle, and Kong just throws her off. Kong puts Toyota up top, and Toyota knocks her off. A Flying Body Press is countered with a Powerslam for two. Kong goes for another Suplex, and Toyota nails the Rolling Cradle for two. Moonsault airballs, and Toyota is in more trouble. The Backdrop is avoided this time, and a German Suplex gets two for Toyota. This time the Moonsault hits Kong's knees. Bodyslam by Kong, and she heads up top. Toyota cuts her off with a Yakuza Kick, and lands the Missile Dropkick to the floor. Table time. Kong is laid out on the table, and Toyota heads up top. Kong gets the knees up again, though. Kong pulls Toyota onto the table, and destroys her with a Jumping Piledriver through the table. Toyota is now royally fucked. Kong doesn't let her rest, and tosses her back into the ring. Kong calls for the end, and lands the Backdrop Suplex for a close two count. A second is hit immediately after with the same result. A third still doesn't get the job done. Flying Splash is met with Toyota kicking Kong in the chest. Kong fires off the Uraken, but Toyota catches it and nails the Japanese Ocean Suplex for two. She goes for another, but Kong runs her into the turnbuckle. Manami Roll is countered with a Powerbomb for two. Irish Whip, and Toyota counters with a Springboard Flying Body Press, which doesn't even faze Kong. Toyota is put up top, but she counters with a Sunset Bomb, but Kong hangs on, and falls right on Toyota. She heads up top, but Toyota cuts her off, and lands the Victory Star Drop for two, as Kong gets her foot on the rope. Toyota charges right into the Uraken for another hot nearfall. The Backdrop is countered for two by Toyota. Toyota heads up, but Kong cuts her off, and lands an Avalanche Powerslam for two. Bodyslam attempt, but Toyota tries to counter, and Kong just falls back with her for two. Kong puts Toyota up again, and Toyota shoves her off. URAKEN!!! Toyota leaps over Kong, and takes her off the top with an Avalanche Electric Chair!! Toyota puts her back up, and nails the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex for the victory.



Analysis: Another incredible match between these two fantastic wrestlers. Once again, they clicked, and it was something to behold. They played off of their Tokyo Dome match a few times, which really added to the match. Toyota also didn't bridge out of every pinfall attempt, and timed the two times that she did bridge out to where it didn't look as out of place as it did a few months prior. Once again, both ladies played their roles to perfection. For some people, the submission sequence where Kong stretched the hell out of Toyota might bore some, but also might draw the person in that much more. I like how the VSD isn't just kicked out of, but rather the victim manages to find the ropes. I wasn't real fond of how the Uraken was brushed off as easily as it was, but really, I'm willing to look past that, since it(albeit indirectly) hindered the original attempt at an Avalanche JOCS, forcing Toyota to just hurl Kong off the top before going for the regular version of the move.


Rating: ****
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Post by: AirRaidCrush on February 21, 2008, 10:54:51 AM
i hate it when i have problems regarding downloading matches
these links don't work on me:

http://www.archive.org/download/QOTDMRound2M2/QOTDMRound2M2.avi
seXXXy eddy vs mayumi ozaki

http://www.archive.org/download/QOTDMFinal/QOTDMFinal.avi
mickie knuckles vs mayumi ozaki

help!
I have both of these. Gimme a few hours, I'll try to upload them for you.
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Post by: Sakebito_ONI on February 21, 2008, 12:09:18 PM
First, madmaster...good reviews.  If I might make a suggestion though:  to make them easier to read, you might want to chop your action section up into some smaller paragraphs.  Especially on a computer screen, that much text in a single block makes it easy for someone's eye to lose it's place when going from line to line,  I know I'm just picking nits, but my own writing experience and actual science backs me up on this.  Just a suggestion.

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I wasn't real fond of how the Uraken was brushed off as easily as it was

It's actually perfectly believable in that circumstance.  Toyota's withstood full blast Urakens before, barely getting the shoulder up...with Toyota on the top rope like that, Aja is unable to get the full force behind it and Manami has already established her level of toughness in everyone's eyes, so for her to shake off a weaker Uraken is fine.  I think I would have been more put off if she sold it like death because it even showed light.

Personally, I give that match  *Oni* *Oni* *Oni* *Oni* test2 (the extra 1/4 because "David" slays "Goliath" and 98.95 times out of 100 that's a "feel good" moment and feeling good is always worth a little extra ^_~ )
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Post by: Gabor Talmacsi on February 22, 2008, 08:59:53 PM
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If I might make a suggestion though:  to make them easier to read, you might want to chop your action section up into some smaller paragraphs.
I think it would be best just to drop the pbp altogether, especially if your going into details of what happened in the match in your analysis. It would make it an easier read.

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A damn fine match for an age where people say that Joshi is dead and buried.
Actually, ’01 was the last year that joshi had a lot of high quality matches. There were some people who watched all kinds of wrestling that had Meiko vs. Akira and Ito vs. Toyota as top matches for that year. People started dumping on joshi a couple of years later, if they still cared about it.

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The middle wasn't bad, either, but it did produce the biggest problem for me. Toyota should not have bridged out of pins as often as the did, especially after taking those Piledrivers. It just didn't feel right at all.
I agree with everyone who’s saying that it added more drama to the match. The storyline of the match is that Toyota is tough enough to take what Aja is dishing out and this was a good way to show that. Besides, if your picky about selling, you should mention how Toyota had no problem sprinting around while she was making her big comeback, despite having spent the last few minutes getting tooled on by Aja, that was bad selling.

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Kong, I think, threw out the Uraken a bit too much for my liking.
Oh man, go watch ThunderQueen, their two title matches, then rewatch this match. After that, buy a wig, because you’ll have pulled all of the hair out of your head.

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For some people, the submission sequence where Kong stretched the hell out of Toyota might bore some, but also might draw the person in that much more.
This is the point where this match lost me. When Aja worked over Toyota in the Dome match, she kept it interesting by working different holds and keeping up the pace. Here, she seemed more content to lay around and work the same holds.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on February 23, 2008, 08:13:12 PM
Thunder Queens 2: Elimination Style
Mima Shimoda/Etsuko Mita/Akira Hokuto/Minami Suzuka vs Dynamite Kansai/Mayumi Ozaki/Plum Mariko/Devil Masami

I really liked this match. The wrestling itself is better IMO than thunder queens I, but it doesn't have the fun and craziness of thunder queens I. It follows the same formula as the original with the four 5 minute rounds. Minami vs Devil Masami, Shimoda vs Ozaki, Mariko vs Mita, Kansai vs Hokuto. Then it's game on. It's basically who can eliminate 3/4 of the other team first. Really fun, with some awesome spots, but not the same heat or fun as the original, most likely due to the change from ironwoman to elimination. ****1/2

JWP: Death Heat 1 count Stipulation
I don't remember half the names, so I'm not gonna post them.
Lots of heat in this, for the elimination part. But all that heat went away in the tag portion because I'm became so confused about why there was an elimination part if it was going to turn into a one fall tag match. Still quite a good match, with Devil Masami getting to show off the guns. ****

Mima Shimoda vs Ozaki: OZ Academy TV: March 18, 1999

Really good short match. Buckets of blood. These two are perfect opponents because they're both so bitchy and violent. Lots of chair spots, and some good wrestling to boot. Though I think the pin was a botch, like the loser forgot to kick out in time. Still very good. ***3/4

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Post by: Gabor Talmacsi on February 28, 2008, 08:51:58 PM
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Thunder Queens 2: Elimination Style
Mima Shimoda/Etsuko Mita/Akira Hokuto/Minami Suzuka vs Dynamite Kansai/Mayumi Ozaki/Plum Mariko/Devil Masami
I'm pretty sure that the elimination portion was captain's fall rules, with Suzuka and Kansai as captains.

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JWP: Death Heat 1 count Stipulation
I don't remember half the names, so I'm not gonna post them.
Lots of heat in this, for the elimination part. But all that heat went away in the tag portion because I'm became so confused about why there was an elimination part if it was going to turn into a one fall tag match. Still quite a good match, with Devil Masami getting to show off the guns. ****
Dynamite Kansai/Devil Masami/Hikari Fukuoka/Hiromi Yagi vs. Cutie Suzuki/Mayumi Ozaki/Candy Okutsu/Sumiyo Toyama (Names might be spelt wrong)
This started out as a 1-on-1 team challenge whatever they're called. Since the end result was a tie, they went to a tie-breaker with everyone involved.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on February 29, 2008, 06:11:58 AM
oh ok. Thanks for clearing that up *approve
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Post by: Eivion on March 05, 2008, 01:04:18 AM
SGP 12/29/07 - DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko vs. Tomoka Nakagawa & Misaki Ohata
Wasn't terribly interesting starting off, but it really picks up upon the clipping. The Kanari sisters showed some impressive team work here and really seem to be the best team out of the young girl teams running around. It will be interesting to see how they grow, especially when Meiko gets them some title shots. Solid stuff. *3/4

SGP 11/18/07, JWP Jr. & POP Titles - Arisa Nakajima (c) vs. Tyrannous Okuda
Good match with both girls going at each other full throttle and Nakajima showing some bitchiness. I especially liked the finish with Okuda using Hygua's finisher. **1/2

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Post by: Eivion on March 20, 2008, 05:01:19 PM
NEO 1/13/08 - Tomoka Nakagawa & Aoi Kizuki vs. Tanny Mouse & Makoto
Solid match with some fun stuff in the beginning with Makoto. First time seeing a Tanny mouse match and she doesn't seem so bad, but I'm guessing that has a lot with being a bit more serious here. Nakagawa looked good here aside from one screw near the end during a bad comedy segment of counter Makoto (its funnier the way Araya does it and thats not so funny after watching half a dozen times). Makoto still played up to her fear character early, but got more serious with Tanny leading her and did alright in the end. Hope we get more of Makoto slowly growing into a serious wrestler. That, or kidnapping of her by someone skilled & frightening leading to bad ass Makoto. Anyways a decent match, more than one might expect considering the participants. **

K-DOJO 1/6/08 - PSYCHO & Toshie Uematsu vs. Yuu Yamagata & Kaji Yamato
Short, action filled match that was pretty fun. **

SGP 1/18/08, 1 Day Tournament Round 1 - Tyrannosaurus Okuda vs. Mari Harada
Nothing particularly interestign here.

SGP 1/18/08, 1 Day Tournament Round 1 - DASH Chisako vs. Ryo Mizunami
Not bad, but nothing special.

SGP 1/18/08, 1 Day Tournament Semi Final - Tyrannosaurus Okuda vs. Sendai Sachiko
Decent stuff for only the last half being shown. *1/4

SGP 1/18/08, 1 Day Tournament Semi Final - Ryo Mizunami vs. Hiren
Decent aside from Mizunami brushing off her leg sell immediately when she got back on offense. *

SGP, 1 Day Tournament Final - Ryo Mizunami vs. Sendai Sachiko
Sadly spaced out on some of this, but what I was there for seemed solid enough though nothing great. I find the girls more interesting against non-Sendai opponents. *3/4

NEO 1/27/08, NEO Stage Round 2 - Kyoko Kimura vs. Yuki Miyazaki
Dead crowd and the two didn't do much to liven then up until the last five minutes. */4

NEO 1/27/08, NEO Stage Round 2 - Toshie Uematsu vs. Shu Shibutani
I pray NEO never uses this venue again because the crowd sucked during this. For how short this was, it was pretty damn good with Uematsu and Shu going all out. Only thing that really bothered me aside from general crowd apathy was when they brawled outside the ring since they did it in the camera's blind spot. **1/2
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Post by: Madmaster on March 25, 2008, 08:32:40 PM
AJW Real Earnest


Momoe Nakanishi vs. Miho Wakizawa - Rookie Tournament Final Match
A pretty basic match. Momoe goes apeshit on Miho for most of the match until Miho fires off about half a dozen Dropkicks and a Back Body Drop. Momoe does the same immediately after, though she gets the pin off the BBD. *1/4




Tomoko Kuzumi & Emi Motokawa vs. Genki Misae & Tanny Mouse
I'll be honest: The only way I kept up with this was listening to the announcers, and even then, it was hard, since I really didn't know any of the participants. Thank God Genki had some tights to differentiate her from the others. This one was once again basic, but also involved a bit of comedy. However, this overstayed its welcome, and really should have ended when Tanny took four awesome Locomotive Double Underhook Suplexes. She kicks out, only to be pinned moments later with a German Suplex. *3/4




Chiquita Azteca, Pequeno Azteca & Blood Phoenix vs. Fukawa, Yuka Shiina & Yoshika Tamura
As with the previous one, this was a bit hard to follow since I wasn't familar with any of the participants. The Aztecas and Phoenix pretty much dominated this one, with the other three gaining the advantage sporadically, and a bit sloppily at some points of the match. There was plenty of Planchas and Missile Dropkicks all around. The finish comes when Pequena takes it home with a rather sloppy Dragonsteiner. **1/4




Rie Tamada vs. Chikako Shiratori - Japanese Championship
As with every match so far, this begins with a handshake (The fuck is this? ROH for Christ's Sake? :D). However, immediately after, Chikako starts being the ever living hell out of Rie. Beyond that, though, the match was somewhat disjointed, with little that we haven't seen in previous matches (and someone kill the Missile Dropkick spamming already. Holy shit). Chikako manages to throw some offense together late in the match with an Avalanche DDT for a nearfall(ugh). Rie mounts the comeback, and lands her Dragon Suplex for the pinfall. *1/2




Fusayo Nochi vs. Chapparita Asar i- WWWA Super Lightweight Championship
This is considerably more heated than the previous matches, and that helped to set it apart as well. Asari is an unbelievable high flyer, especially for her time. This is more like it, now. Asari offers the handshake, and gets the taste slapped out of her mouth for her sportsmanship. Asari charges at Nochi, looking for payback, but she eats a Release German Suplex instead. STIFF DDT spikes Asari once again, and she's in trouble right away. She battles back with some of her signature quick offense, including her Handspring Back Kick. A second is countered, and Nochi is right on top of her. Asari goes for it all with the Spiral Tap, but airballs, and Nochi lands the Senton Splash for two. Avalanche Gutwrench Suplex somehow fails to get the job done for Nochi. Asari brings her off the top with a Hurricanrana, and ends the match with a funky pinning hold that even I'm not sure to call it. ***




Yoko Takahashi vs. Saya Endo-Kickboxing Match
Kind of hard to rate the following four matches, since they're shoots, and I really don't rate actual fights. This one goes to a decision.




Kumiko Maekawa vs. Aya Mitsui-Kickboxing Match
Again, not going to rate due to it being a shoot fight. Again, goes to the decision.




Kaoru Ito vs. Malika
This one does not go to the decision. Jujigatame brings it home twenty nine seconds after the bell.




Rudina Ilyna vs. Yumiko Hotta
Rudina upsets Hotta with a Jujigatame. I was not expecting that.




Toshiyo Yamada, Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda vs. Watanabe, Reggie Bennett & Momoe Nakanishi
Back into the wrestling, and what a way to be welcomed back. This one had sort of a Young Guns vs. the Old Vets vibe to it. Momoe's previous match must have been dictating whether her or her opponent would have been in this match. Momoe starts off nicely, but gets stuffed with a Piledriver, and everyone takes a turn at stomping on her. Things break down quite nicely at the end, with Planchas being thrown out at will, even by Bennett. Back inside, Mita eats a HUGE Reggie Bomb for two, and Mita isn't heard from for the rest of the match. Shimoda and Watanabe face off, and Tomoko manages to survive the Tiger Suplex. She heads up top, but is cut off by Yamada, and Shimoda damn near murders Watanabe with the Death Lake Driver!! HOLY SHIT!!! TWO COUNTO!!!!! Tomoko fires off the Screwdriver (NOT the Steiner Screwdriver), but Shimoda kicks out. However, a second Screwdriver does not fail, and Watanabe gets the victory. ***1/4




Aja Kong & Dynamite Kansai vs. Takako Inoue & Mariko Yoshida
I love Takako and Mariko, but they are about to die a horrible death via blunt force trauma to the upper body. This isn't going to be pretty. Mariko isn't the submission goddess that she would go on to become, and that's going to be a problem. The two survive early on, and manage to frustrate their more powerful opponents, but once they falter, the pain is brough. Mariko takes a kick to the throat in the process!! Takako and Yoshida come back with stereo Suicide Dives to buy themselves some time. However, back in the ring, Takako runs into a deadly Brainbuster from Kong. Kong picks off Yoshida, and goes for the Uraken, but Takako breaks it up with the Takako Panic!! Still, Yoshida eats a BRUTAL Brainbuster from Kong for a nearfall. Takako is on her own, and it doesn't look good. Splash Mountain from Kansai gets two when Yoshida breaks up the pin. Kong takes care of her with the Uraken, and Kansai plants Inoue with a second Splash Mountain for the pin. ***1/2




Kyoko Inoue vs. Manami Toyota - WWWA Heavyweight Championship
Another incredible match featuring these two. They had a spectacular match in May of 1995, which got Match of the Year recognition from AJW, as well as many other polls. Toyota starts strong, but Kyoko floors her, and goes right into the Boston Crab to work ovre the back and neck of Toyota. Toyota buys herself some time here and there, but not enough to get something going. She finally catches a break, and sends Kyoko to the floor. A Springboard Body Press knocks Kyoko down, and Toyota goes for the table. A Springboard Somersault Plancha cracks the table, leaving Kyoko feeling quite sore. Manami Roll back in the ring gets two. The Japanese Ocean Suplex sees the same result. Kyoko goes for the Rope Run Flying Back Elbow Drop, but Toyota cuts her off, and lands an incredibly stiff Avalanche Yoshi Tonic for two!! The Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex is unable to pin Kyoko. Toyota heads up top, but taken off the top with an Avalanche Headscissors, which gets two for Kyoko. Kyoko fires off a STIFF AS FUCK Niagra Driver, which somehow only gets two. Kyoko goes for her Avalanche Powerslam, but Toyota hangs on to her legs, and turns it into a Victory Roll Driver of sorts for two. A German Suplex gets another two. Kyoko gets out of another attempt, and lands a second Niagra Driver for two. Manami sneaks out of another attempt, and lands a second Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex for the same result as a first. By now, Kyoko isn't going to be denied. She lands a Lyger Bomb for two. Kyoko debuts her newest and deadliest creation, the Victoria Driver, and Manami is finally beaten. ****1/2




Overall: The main event is more than enough to warrant a purchase on its own, but coupled with two ***+ matches, as well as a few other solid matches, this event gets a rock solid recommendation. Lynch has this, and the quality is top notch.
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Post by: Eivion on March 25, 2008, 10:42:17 PM
OZ Academy 2/24/08, OZ Academy Openweight Title - Carlos Amano (c) vs. Ryo Mizuanami
Pretty good with Mizunami getting in a decent amount offense while making some nice comebacks in the later stages of the match. The few nearfalls were especially nice with Mizunami coming very close to the victory. Not great, but i very much prefer this to Okuda's challenge to Aja lats year.***1/4

SHIMMER 14 - Amber O'Neil vs. Ariel
Decent match, but it didn't do all that much for me. First time seeing either wrestler here. O'Neil seems like a pretty decent heel with her facials and general character though she stalled a bit much early on. Ariel seems alright though nothing special. Do like her cutter quite a bit though. *3/4

SHIMMER 14, 2/3 Falls - Allison Danger vs. Cindy Rogers
Good match with the last two falls that kept me generally interested despite not being a style I necessarily enjoy that much. Still I was expecting something a bit different with the talk of a hate feud between these two from people and even the commentary. Only seen Danger two or three times before this, but she was fairly decent with her technical ability. I was left more impressed by Rogers though who was pretty good on the mat and a pretty decent heel. ***1/4

SHIMMER 14 - Lexie Fyfe vs. Daffney
Haven't seen Daffney since her WCW days and I remembered nothing of her wrestling ability so this was an interesting match going in. Fun match with the personality Daffney showed early on and Lexie general reaction to her, but this was sadly cut short as it was getting good with a leg injury on Daffney that I'm not sure was legit or not. **

SHIMMER 14 - Serena Deeb vs. Malia Hosaka
This had a lead in from the last match where Serena and MsChif came down to save Daffney from a beating from Lexi and Malia. Nothing great, but a solid match with Malia having a nice uber bitch mentality and Serena showing some fire. **

SHIMMER 14 - Rain vs. Cheerleader Melissa
Rain is a lot different from the matches I saw her in before. She looked different, was very vocal, & quite disturbed. It made for a fun match though. ***

SHIMMER 14 - Daizee Haze vs. MsChif
Good match with solid action throughout. Favorite part of the match though is MsChif treating scaring the ref shitless whenever he tried to check her. ***

SHIMMER 14 - Amazing Kong vs. Nikki Roxx
Pretty good though different from their first match. AK was still a monster, but Nikki worked a little more methodically instead of going all out. All in all a good match though I thought it could have been dragged out a few more minutes for a bigger finish. ***1/2
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Post by: General HENkada on March 26, 2008, 08:43:51 AM
SHIMMER 14, 2/3 Falls - Allison Danger vs. Cindy Rogers
Good match with the last two falls that kept me generally interested despite not being a style I necessarily enjoy that much. Still I was expecting something a bit different with the talk of a hate feud between these two from people and even the commentary. Only seen Danger two or three times before this, but she was fairly decent with her technical ability. I was left more impressed by Rogers though who was pretty good on the mat and a pretty decent heel. ***1/4
That's a good point, and the match is somewhat of a disjointed presentation in that regard. On Vol. 13, they had a Chain Match, complete with blood and everything else you might expect to see in a hate feud. Then, in doing something SHIMMER had never done, they left the confines of the Eagle's Club in Berwyn, Illinois and took the show on the road... all the way to Florida. Usually, and odd-numbered volume and an even-numbered volume were taped in the same day. But, because of this, all of the hate for Danger and Rogers seemed kind of sapped... and what amounts to a technical wrestling stipulation didn't really contribute to that, particularly following the chain match. Had they taped Vol. 14 on the heels of Vol. 13 as they had done in the past, I think there would have been better continuity. Maybe the Best of 3 Falls should have come first, but they likely wanted to have the chain match at the "home of SHIMMER."
SHIMMER 14 - Lexie Fyfe vs. Daffney
Haven't seen Daffney since her WCW days and I remembered nothing of her wrestling ability so this was an interesting match going in. Fun match with the personality Daffney showed early on and Lexie general reaction to her, but this was sadly cut short as it was getting good with a leg injury on Daffney that I'm not sure was legit or not. **
Yes, the injury was legit. In fact, the venue owners were concerned about a lawsuit despite Prazak and Daffney promising them there would be no legal action. As a result, the venue no longer holds wrestling events, from what I recall.
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Post by: Eivion on March 26, 2008, 05:12:08 PM
Well that sucks. Is she at least still managing MsChif and Melissa in her Harlequin-esque outfit?
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Post by: General HENkada on March 27, 2008, 06:20:48 AM
Well that sucks. Is she at least still managing MsChif and Melissa in her Harlequin-esque outfit?
Yes. I think she may already be back from the injury too.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on April 12, 2008, 02:34:16 PM
Lufisto vs Mickie Knuckles - CZW
Extremely good match with tons of holy shit moments. Both women hit so hard, and take extremely brutal spots. Even some great technical mat wrestling thrown in. Definitely very reminiscent of early 90's joshi, especially with tons of suplexes. I would say more, but I don't wanna ruin the match, since I'm upping it very soon****
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Post by: Coffee on April 14, 2008, 09:53:05 PM
LCO vs manami toyota/blizzard yuki
(date unknown, credit to ELPS)

the match was great, i was enjoying it, the crowd was enjoying it ... they'd better be coz it's f'n LCO
i like how LCO dominated the match with all due bitchiness to the extent that they made blizzard yuki almost useless
just didn't like the way it ended but nevertheless, it really happens that a match turns out to be so good, it's becomes a chore to end it right
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Post by: Coffee on April 16, 2008, 07:27:23 PM
kanako motoyo vs jaguar yokota
(JWP:10/21/1998)

i already saved it on my USB so that i would have it uploaded on youtube soon enough. prior to seeing this match, i know next to nothing about kanako motoya. actually i know very little of the jwp midcard other than tomoko kizumi. then i started watching this match because it's jaguar f'n yokota

it has great spots, most of them from motoya. i rarely see a pendulum now in joshi and one of those instances is in this match. i like the back and forth action and the nearfalls as well. motoya has the better spots but you can hear the crowd cheer louder at yokota's near falls whenever motoya tries to pin her and kick out at 2 and a half. for the sake of plugging, i won't spoil the ending for you (and if you knew how it would end, don't spoil it for the rest, please)
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Post by: Ozmont on April 16, 2008, 08:52:52 PM
Lufisto vs Mickie Knuckles - CZW

since I'm upping it very soon

You sir, are a good man.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on April 17, 2008, 01:49:10 PM
Lufisto vs Mickie Knuckles - CZW

since I'm upping it very soon

You sir, are a good man.

I'm actually gonna have to wait, as my comp won't work with MM any more >.<.


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Post by: Coffee on April 17, 2008, 04:57:37 PM
ironically, the only movie maker working for me now is windows movie maker
(and anyvideoconverter can't be relied on 100%)
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Post by: General HENkada on April 18, 2008, 07:50:58 AM
...and anyvideoconverter can't be relied on 100%...
Be mindful of your settings. These problems you and ELPS are experiencing sound like you haven't been proactive in taking preventative measures against malware.
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Post by: Coffee on April 18, 2008, 12:24:43 PM
i am aware of them
on the other hand, to be safe, i use XVideo converter too
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Post by: Coffee on April 21, 2008, 11:45:52 AM
aja kong vs hiroyo matsumoto (03/09/2008, OZ Academy's "Carlos World")

i just watched it on lucky's youtube account and i should say it's a good MOTYC knowing the stiffness this match exuded. (in the middle of watching it though, i noticed hiroyo is taller than aja) i enjoyed the stiffness from both girls, on how hiroyo constantly stiff-chopped aja and the latter kept on no-selling it until hiroyo shifted her offense into something stiffer. i may have a problem at times with slow matches but if things are as stiff as this, then bring them on. i have always known hiroyo to be a power-wrestler but it's been awhile since i saw someone throw aja to the wall and try to smash her with a lariat as the big girl was leaning on the wall. i almost enjoyed the sight of hiroyo giving aja the fisherman suplex, so to speak. overall, great match. loved it and i am now looking forward to greater things for hiroyo
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Post by: DANgerous K on April 21, 2008, 02:51:39 PM
I liked the Aja/Hiroyo match as well although I don't think its strong enough to win any match of the year contests.  It's hardly Aja/Meiko level fun or smartness.  It's odd, I really like Hiroyos goofiness, but I think it can hurt matches sometimes.  She seems so damn uncoordinated.  She needs to be a bit more solid to buy as a top power wrestler imo.  But having said that, I like her lanky goofy self and might miss it if she trained it out of her self.  Go figure.
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Post by: Coffee on April 21, 2008, 04:58:28 PM
i never found the match goofy at all. i didn't think hiroyo had some moments there of trying to make herself look cute. i almost thought she'd put aja in a torture rack though
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Post by: DANgerous K on April 22, 2008, 12:29:18 PM
i never found the match goofy at all. i didn't think hiroyo had some moments there of trying to make herself look cute. i almost thought she'd put aja in a torture rack though

I don't think the match was goofy, I just think that Hiroyo moves like a big lanky goof!  I would have liked to see an argentine backbreaker on Aja as well but I don't think there are many people who could actually do that.  *bwah
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on April 27, 2008, 12:18:27 PM
The commentary for the first two matches is pretty f'n horrible

Cheerleader Melissa vs Rebecca Knox 9-24-2005
Pretty good match. Great technical wrestling, combined with lots of heel tactics from knox. Really fun, and even some forearm exchanges between the two. ***

Cheerleader Melissa vs Nattie Neidhart 9-23-2005
This was surprisingly not so good. I thought they'd gel so much better since they're both great technical wrestlers and brawlers. Still, it did contain a missile dropkick right to the face that Manami would be proud of. *approve **1/2

Daizee Haze vs Mickie Knuckles vs Cheerleader Melissa vs Sara Del Rey vs Mschif vs Ariel(6 Woman Mayhem) 2-12-2005
Daizee and Daizee were still really green during this match and really botched a lot of it. I was disappointed by the lack of interaction by mickie with sara or melissa. Melissa did eliminate mickie, but I was hoping for a bunch of forearm exchanges. **3/4

Cheerleader Melissa vs Tracy Brooks 3-24-2007
Standard Brawl. Could've been better, but Tracy had been a manager for almost 2 years at that point so she was understandably rusty. Also, I'm sure TNA told them not to go too far, since they didn't want Tracy to get an injury outside of TNA. Not a lot of throwing chairs at each other or forearm exchanges. Mostly just chops, and throwing each other into things. Still I really liked it, as I love Brawls(see my obsession with LCO) and I loved melissa going "I'VE WRESTLED MEN!!!!*Stomp* AND I'VE BEATEN THE CRAP OUT OF MEN*stomp*" ***1/4
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Post by: Madmaster on April 27, 2008, 04:43:10 PM
Must. Find. Melissa vs. Knox.
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Post by: Eivion on April 27, 2008, 06:02:53 PM
Recent batch of lucky's uploads.

Oz Academy 3/9/08 - Toshie Uematsu vs. Devil Masami
Only 5 minutes seem to be shown, but what was shown was good. Toshie used her speed and counters to bring Masami after brute force proved less than effective. *1/2

Oz Academy 3/9/08 - Aja Kong vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
Aja dominates, but Hiroyo doesn't come out looking weak and in the end even gets an impressive flurry of offense on Aja. First time in a while Hiroyo has really impressed me, solid match. **1/2

NEO 2/11/08 - Aya Yuki vs. Nagisa Nozaki
Pretty good competitive match actually. Both brought more to the table than usual and looked good with what they survived. Easily the best match I have seen from either on their own merits. Hopefully they continue to improve. ***1/4

NEO 2/11/08, NEO Stage Semi-final - Toshie Uematsu vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
Started out even, but Uematsu eventually took control and went into this bitch vet mode. She even got frustrated in later stages of the match when Matsumoto refused to die. Matsumoto's comeback to victory was pretty nice as well with Toshie trying to counter her constantly on for Matsumoto to counter back. Good match. ***

NEO 2/11/08 - Kyoko Kimura vs. Tomoka Nakagawa
Pretty good match where Tomoka stepped it up and look damn impressive against Kimura. ***1/4

NEO 2/11/08, NEO Stage Final - Yuki Miyazaki vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
Pretty much threw everything they could at each other w/o getting ridiculous in the little time they had. Sloid match overall which left Matsumoto looking impressive. ***

NEO 2/11/08 - Haruka Matsuo & Kana vs. Yoshiko Tamura & Shu Shibutani
All action match. Nothing great, but good. ***
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Post by: conchinette on April 28, 2008, 12:53:23 AM

Cheerleader Melissa vs Rebecca Knox 9-24-2005
Pretty good match. Great technical wrestling, combined with lots of heel tactics from knox. Really fun, and even some forearm exchanges between the two. ***


ECCW was the promotion, by the way. I loved Rebecca's "come on touch my belt, touch my belt... nahhhhh!" taunt to the old man in front.  *bwah
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Post by: Coffee on April 29, 2008, 07:48:59 AM
sugar sato vs KAORU (OZ Academy, 04/16/2000)

it is another weapons everywhere match that i saw, probably one of KAORU's ways of telling joshi fans that "my talent is not limited to high flying stuff" which is a good thing coz if she wanted to prove herself, let her be. sugar pretty dominated the match here, even encasing KAORU in the big garbage can and banging the can with the sledgehammer with KAORU in it (that must be painful to the ears). if HEN noted once that KAORU didn't look like a high flyer coz she's slender, in my case at first glance i wouldn't think of her as someone who did hardcore type matches like the one that she had with ozaki and this one with sugar. and there is only spot in the match where she flew: when she did a moonsault while holding a piece of wood to press against sugar as she lay on the canvass. i've never seen sugar do hardcore stuff before and seeing her in a match like this is a welcome change
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Post by: UnstableProtagonist on April 30, 2008, 11:14:11 AM
It's a long time since I've talked about matches. Here we go.

Toshie Uematsu v. Hiroyo Matsumoto - NEO 02/11/08

I'll have to say this was a fairly decent affair, and a match that was set to put Hiroyo over. The most intriguing portion of the match came when Toshie, in a matter of which she basically taunted Hiroyo, delivered a barrage of dropkicks onto Matsumoto throughout the midpoint. Hiroyo really gritted her teeth as she demonstrated toughness and resiliency as she basically caught Toshie off guard with a Body Avalanche, eventually pinned her following a Backdrop Suplex. **3/4

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Post by: Coffee on May 01, 2008, 08:44:29 PM
aja kong vs  chikayo nagashima (OZ Academy, April 2000)

footage is hazy similar to the hazy clip of KAORU vs sugar sato still a great match. far better match compared to what they had in 2006 since this is where aja gave nagashima the rub for the sake of putting up a great match. nagashima had the speed of light working for her that at first i got a little skeptical if the match would turn out good since her speed is contrast to that of aja's brawny might (yeah i know, her best matches are against the equally fast manami toyota) but it turned out to be a good deal for us since speed can be a good antidote for brawn since nagashima was able to dominate some parts of the match by the hurricaranas and the ability to catch aja off guard at some moments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sp6Ga3OwFI
yumi ohka vs misaki ohata (JD Star, 07/16/07)

i had low expectations of this match after i read on the description that it's just a 5minute exhibition match but whatever it lacked in time, it made up for the quality of the match. yumi is really out to prove that she is back with a vengeance (kudos to whoever did the intro since the message can be summed up as "be afraid! be very afraid!" as the Asian horror influence is very evident on her titantron) and misaki fought hard as if she's out to rain on yumi's parade. decent match, nothing flashy but worth the time watching since it's more about the ability to come back with a vengeance after a career halting injury
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on May 11, 2008, 03:12:52 PM
Azumi Hyuga & Arisa Nakajima vs Meiko Satomura and Tyrannosaurus Okuda(Sendai)
Really fun match with every girl going hard. Arisa really proved herself in this match going toe to toe with Meiko. She even got a cattle mutilation going at one point. Every combination, Arisa/Meiko, Arisa/Okuda, Hyuga/Okuda, Hyuga/Meiko, was fun. They all went extremely stiff, and Arisa and Hyuga played really good bitchy heels, with Hyuga just toying around with Okuda. They pulled out all the stops and this really makes me anxious for a hyuga/satomura feud, hell a Nakajima?Satomura feud would be friggin' awesome as well. ***3/4
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Post by: Coffee on May 13, 2008, 01:10:10 PM
ayako sato vs misaki ohata (SENDAI youth tournament round 1)

i think ayako sato is one of those underrated wrestlers today who is unfortunately labeled a jobber. here she goes against IBUKI's golden girl misaki ohata (i think the way yoshida is booking ohata, she is becoming the golden girl). nice to see the crowd reacting over this match since ohata is a local. this is where you can see that in terms of speed ohata has improved a lot and i think i saw a jujigatame that she applied to sato. brilliant back and forth action with somewhat dramatic near falls too. i won't spoil the results though since i myself am a fan of both wrestlers

video credit to lucky's youtube account
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Post by: Eivion on May 25, 2008, 08:19:15 PM
JWP 4/29/08 - Mio Shirai vs. Pinkie Mayuka
nothing particularly bad, nothing all that good either. Seen Mio look better, but she was alright here. Mayuka looked fine aside from the ending. *

JWP 4/29/08 - Arisa Nakajima & Kana vs. Tyrannosaurus Okuda & Ryo Mizunami
Solid match with the action heating up once Kana got into the ring. One of the few times I have really seen attitude from Mizunami as well. **3/4

JWP 4/29/08 - Jaguar Yokota, Manami Toyota, Fuka & Yumi Ohka vs. KAZUKI, Megumi Yabushita, Keito & Sonoko Kato
A bit messy, but a fun match full f action. Was nice seeing Fuka and Ohka in particular mix it up with vets. ***

JWP 4/29/08 - Kaori Yoneyama vs. Atsuko Emoto
Decent match with alot of nice action, including various nifty counters from Yoneyama. Emoto looked good here. Was a bit sad to see her lose. **

JWP 4/29/08, JWP Openweight Title - Azumi Hyuga (c) vs. Kayako Haruyama
After the initial Hygua charge in the beginning this wasn't doing too much for until Hyuga's knee became factor. After that I was really getting into this and Haruyama continuously growing advantage until she could finally put Hyuga away. Loved the ending in particular with Hyuga putting in her every effort to refuse to go down. Not great, but probably the best joshi match for this year currently. ***1/2

SHIMMER 15 - Eden Black vs. Amber O'Neil
Decent match, but it wasn't doing much for me until the last two minutes. *

SHIMMER 15 - Portia Perez & Nicole Mathews vs. Lorelei Lee & Ashley Lane
I saw Portia squashed by Melissa I want to say once. Other than that I have never seen any of these women before so this was interesting. Portia young looks made for some interesting chants and announcing. Anyways this was a decent short little match. Portia and Mathews made a nice little hell team. Lee looked good and gave off a nice presence. Lane looked decent as well. Finish was bit odd with Portia getting the pin despite not being the legal woman. *1/2

SHIMMER 15 - Jetta vs. Serena Deeb
Only seen clips of Serena before and never seen Jetta before so this was interesting like the tag. Serena was alright, but the one who really stood out here was Jetta with her style and goofiness. Decent little match with its moments of fun coming from Jetta. *1/2
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Post by: JOSH Chisako on May 28, 2008, 02:18:36 PM
JWP 4/29/08 - Mio Shirai vs. Pinkie Mayuka
nothing particularly bad, nothing all that good either. Seen Mio look better, but she was alright here. Mayuka looked fine aside from the ending. *

JWP 4/29/08 - Arisa Nakajima & Kana vs. Tyrannosaurus Okuda & Ryo Mizunami
Solid match with the action heating up once Kana got into the ring. One of the few times I have really seen attitude from Mizunami as well. **3/4

JWP 4/29/08 - Jaguar Yokota, Manami Toyota, Fuka & Yumi Ohka vs. KAZUKI, Megumi Yabushita, Keito & Sonoko Kato
A bit messy, but a fun match full f action. Was nice seeing Fuka and Ohka in particular mix it up with vets. ***

JWP 4/29/08 - Kaori Yoneyama vs. Atsuko Emoto
Decent match with alot of nice action, including various nifty counters from Yoneyama. Emoto looked good here. Was a bit sad to see her lose. **

JWP 4/29/08, JWP Openweight Title - Azumi Hyuga (c) vs. Kayako Haruyama
After the initial Hygua charge in the beginning this wasn't doing too much for until Hyuga's knee became factor. After that I was really getting into this and Haruyama continuously growing advantage until she could finally put Hyuga away. Loved the ending in particular with Hyuga putting in her every effort to refuse to go down. Not great, but probably the best joshi match for this year currently. ***1/2

I really liked Okuda/Miz vs Arisa/Kana, probably more than you.  We all knew about Arisa, but who knew that Kana could be so bitchy?  All of the pairing were fun and Miz actually came off as stronger than Okuda, since Miz saved Okuda from being pinned by Nakajima twice and then did the damage with the backdrop before Okuda cleaned up.  The postmatch bitchy staredown, Arisa & Kana kicking away the handshake, and Okuda holding Miz back from kicking their asses right then & there was awesome.  This match was everything the Okuda vs Hanako match in Sendai wasn't.  That match had no fire to it and reminded me of a boring mid80s Zenjo match that you fast-forward through looking for Dump or Bull killing someone.

I liked Kaori/Atsuko more than you, about the same on the Haruyama/Hyuga match (the last 8 or so minutes were really good).  I didn't like the 8 woman cluster@#% as much as you.
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Post by: DANgerous K on May 28, 2008, 02:47:35 PM
I really liked the juniors tag as well, it wasn't that smooth in places but I think that had a lot to do with the great interpromotional bitchy no-sell thing that was going on.  Kana, with her new pink and white outfit matching Arisa style colours, played very much like a home girl along with JWP's top junior. I think that made it work like an invading promotion versus home promotion tag and the crowd pretty much responded to that.  I thought Kana was literally no-selling some of the Sendai girls stuff and putting their noses out of joint, especially Miz, making them try to work that little bit harder. The Unranage from Mizunami was truly HUGE and eaten very nicely by Arisa. 
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Post by: Eivion on May 28, 2008, 03:02:32 PM
JWP 4/29/08 - Mio Shirai vs. Pinkie Mayuka
nothing particularly bad, nothing all that good either. Seen Mio look better, but she was alright here. Mayuka looked fine aside from the ending. *

JWP 4/29/08 - Arisa Nakajima & Kana vs. Tyrannosaurus Okuda & Ryo Mizunami
Solid match with the action heating up once Kana got into the ring. One of the few times I have really seen attitude from Mizunami as well. **3/4

JWP 4/29/08 - Jaguar Yokota, Manami Toyota, Fuka & Yumi Ohka vs. KAZUKI, Megumi Yabushita, Keito & Sonoko Kato
A bit messy, but a fun match full f action. Was nice seeing Fuka and Ohka in particular mix it up with vets. ***

JWP 4/29/08 - Kaori Yoneyama vs. Atsuko Emoto
Decent match with alot of nice action, including various nifty counters from Yoneyama. Emoto looked good here. Was a bit sad to see her lose. **

JWP 4/29/08, JWP Openweight Title - Azumi Hyuga (c) vs. Kayako Haruyama
After the initial Hygua charge in the beginning this wasn't doing too much for until Hyuga's knee became factor. After that I was really getting into this and Haruyama continuously growing advantage until she could finally put Hyuga away. Loved the ending in particular with Hyuga putting in her every effort to refuse to go down. Not great, but probably the best joshi match for this year currently. ***1/2

I really liked Okuda/Miz vs Arisa/Kana, probably more than you.  We all knew about Arisa, but who knew that Kana could be so bitchy?  All of the pairing were fun and Miz actually came off as stronger than Okuda, since Miz saved Okuda from being pinned by Nakajima twice and then did the damage with the backdrop before Okuda cleaned up.  The postmatch bitchy staredown, Arisa & Kana kicking away the handshake, and Okuda holding Miz back from kicking their asses right then & there was awesome.  This match was everything the Okuda vs Hanako match in Sendai wasn't.  That match had no fire to it and reminded me of a boring mid80s Zenjo match that you fast-forward through looking for Dump or Bull killing someone.

I liked Kaori/Atsuko more than you, about the same on the Haruyama/Hyuga match (the last 8 or so minutes were really good).  I didn't like the 8 woman cluster@#% as much as you.
I enjoyed the 8-women tag though I do overrate it. It still was fun with its moments though clusterfuck is a semi-fair assessment.

Not sure why, but Yoneyama/Emoto was lacking something for me. I enjoyed the stuff they did and though it was good quite a few times, but something kept me from getting fully immersed into it.

I actually agree with you fully on Kana and Mizunami. Most either have really stood out to me. Okuda probably did the least for there, but I have never been high on her like others.
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on May 29, 2008, 12:12:37 PM
As far as the Hyuga/Haruyama match went...

Hyuga was spot on as always. I love the fact she was trying to bust out her big moves early in hopes ending it quick. Hyuga was fine also but she really didn't seem to hit her stride until about the half-way mark (from her first Keene Hammer onward). I loved the Guillotine legdrop on the leg and Kayoko's late match lariats. Hyuga being her own worst enemy was such an awesome way to build to Kayoko finally going after the leg. A fun match, so far best Joshi Match Of The Year.

I just watched Ozaki/Amano in the "Did We Forget Any Stipulations?" match and it was damn good. It was overbooked but it WAS in OZ Academy so there are somethings are expected. The postmatch was crazy fun as most head shavings tend to be. I men it wasn't Manami Toyota threatening to cut her own hair after winning but Ozaki manages to look absolutely nuts when all was said and done. I'm debating whether this or the JWP title change was better...

James
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on May 29, 2008, 04:01:13 PM
Yeah I liked it too. Wasn't overly great, and felt like a standard Ozaki brawl. But it was still fun.
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Post by: Ozmont on May 30, 2008, 07:39:59 AM
Yeah I liked it too. Wasn't overly great, and felt like a standard Ozaki brawl. But it was still fun.

Ummm, where did you get it? Lenny? (http://www.raunchymedia.com/forum/images/smiles/sad.gif)
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Post by: Eivion on May 30, 2008, 09:11:56 AM
Oz Academy 4/12/08 - Sonoko Kato & Chikayo Nagashima vs. Misae Genki & Yoshiko Tamura
Pretty good with the with the action and nice team work from Kato/Nagashima. ***1/4

Oz Academy 4/12/08, Oz Openweight Title & Principle Position, 2/3 Falls, Hair vs. Hair, Falls Count Anywhere - Carlos Amano (c) vs. Mayumi Ozaki
This certainly had its moments, but overall it didn't do much for me. Not bad, but I was hoping for something a bit more. Thought it was a standardish hardcore match instead of true brawl with hate involved. Did like the last few minutes in the second and third falls. Solid. **3/4
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on May 30, 2008, 09:58:36 AM
Yeah I liked it too. Wasn't overly great, and felt like a standard Ozaki brawl. But it was still fun.

Ummm, where did you get it? Lenny? (http://www.raunchymedia.com/forum/images/smiles/sad.gif)

No desdu or whatever his/her name is on DVDR boards.
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Post by: Eivion on May 30, 2008, 04:04:26 PM
HARDCORE LADIES 5/4/08, Fluorescent Lighttubes Deathmatch - Kyoko Kimura vs Yuko Miyamoto
Pretty awesome as expected with Kimura taking a beating, but dishing out a decent one herself during her comebacks, even invoking some of that Yoshida training to attempt a submission at one point. Good stuff. ****
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Post by: Coffee on May 31, 2008, 09:52:15 AM
cheerleader melissa vs nattie neidhart
(ECCW, 2005)

i really enjoyed this match and i wasn't surprised if neidhart got booked here as a heel (i'm used to seeing jim neidhart as a heel so what difference does it make if i see his daughter as a heel?) coz if a match is great, most of the time it's a matter of knowing how to execute a match to the best way it possibly can. need i say "excellence of execution"? commentary is somewhat awful but not as bad as ECCW commentary on melissa vs knox. one liked to diss melissa's training in japan and the other liked to diss nattie's training in stu hart's wrestling school. it's a good mixture of mma, brawling and technical mat wrestling. the last kind is what i am expecting anyway knowing the backgrounds of said wrestlers. this match made me a fan even more of nattie and this is far better compared to nattie's match against kong in japan (courtesy of lucky's youtube channel)
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Post by: Eivion on June 03, 2008, 07:58:46 PM
WWE ONS 6/1/08, I Quit - Melina vs. Beth Phoenix
Was disappointed with this. Melina gave some great sympathy facials and some of the submission stuff clicked (particularly at the end), but it wasn't really the match I was hoping for or that I felt they built up the weeks before. It didn't really have the hate the two were giving each other prior to the match itself, and the referee was actually trying to ref this like a normal match. It was just a standard submission match (I don't care for them in general) instead of a hate-filled I quit match. The finish was good though with Melina damn near crying and her feet nearly touching her head the way Beth bended her. Disappointing overall.

SHIMMER 15 - MHWC (Rain & Lacey) vs. Ariel & Josie
Solid tag with some decent stuff from both teams. First time seeing Josie. I like what I saw of her though here she was mostly playing the face in peril. She seems like she could play something stronger in singles though so I look forward to whenever I see her in that format. **

SHIMMER 15 - Alexa Thatcher vs. Cheerleader Melissa
First time seeing Thatcher who looked fairly decent. Melissa controlled this with Thatcher making various comeback attempts that eventually paid off in the way of a big german suplex, but in the end she fell to Melissa's Kudo Driver. Solid stuff. **1/4

SHIMMER 15 - MsChif & Daffney vs. Malia Hosaka & Lexie Fyfe
A lot of leg the from the Experience on Daffney. Nothing particularly interesting. *
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on June 06, 2008, 01:47:06 PM
Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misaki Ohata vs Mariko Yoshida & RAY
Pretty good match, with Ohata getting a great showing. Went hold for hold with yoshida at the beginning until they went for a test of strength and Yoshida rag dolled her across the ring. Most of the match was Ray and Yoshida doing powermoves and kicks on Ohata, with Hiroyo breaking it up every once in awhile, and ohata consistently trying to go for the Jujigatame on yoshida. Overall a nice little match. **3/4

Mayumi Ozaki & Bambi vs Chikayo Nagashima & Arisa Nakajima
I'm usually not a fan of these kinds of matches simply because the match becomes all about the object, and there becomes less actual brawling. This I liked, because it had the psychology of Arisa wanting nothing to do with the barbed wire, so she just tries dropkicking and technical wrestling to keep from getting near it. Bambi gets thrown into it quite a lot. With Chikayo pushing her into it, and Arisa hairmaring her into it. I was hoping to see a Cutie Special into it, but no such luck. It was fun to see Arisa just looking at Ozaki like "WTF? You actually enjoy this bitch?!" The babyfaces got it pretty bad, even with Bambi using a barbedwire whip on both Arisa and Chikayo. Pretty sick finish, though a little botched. Arisa was quite a little trooper. She was on the verge of tears in the backstage interview, but still managed to smile. ***1/2

Apple Mayuki & Yuu Yamagata vs KAORU & Caribbean Moon
I'm Pretty sure Moon was wearing falsies since I still think she's a he. This match was just not good all. The first part was decent, though we've seen all those ladder spots a million time. Still is was fun. But then they brought in this huge structure, that could have been cool but just made it boring. The whole thing was just too planned, perhaps if it were a singles match it would have been 1000000x better, but with all 4 women it just seemed really played out. *1/2

I'll have the Lighttubes and Tables match reviewed later.

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Post by: Coffee on June 06, 2008, 05:10:58 PM
WWE ONS 2008, beth phoenix vs melina "i quit"

i know this is an I Quit match but i am aware that bookers are not yet ready to get either women busted open (which gives somewhat credence to Eivion's concern that it's treated as an ordinary match). but i wasn't disappointed with this match. i consider this as phoenix's best match so far in her tenure with wwe because among her opponents, the one who sold her power moves best is melina. melina's flexibility reminded me of how cheerleader melissa almost snapped mischif in half in shimmer, the kind of flexibility that makes you wonder what amount of yoga did she go through just to be able to bend herself that sick. and this is the only match i could remember where melina looked helpless and weak since i am used of seeing her as a dominant diva. this match is the best match the divas have dished out so far since backlash 2007
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Post by: General HENkada on June 06, 2008, 06:10:07 PM
i know this is an I Quit match but i am aware that bookers are not yet ready to get either women busted open...
There is less of that across the board these days in WWE. They are leaning more toward a family-friendly (or advertiser-friendly, if you prefer) product, even on the Raw brand.
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Post by: Coffee on June 06, 2008, 06:13:20 PM
and after the injuries of orton and big show, the less the fans would be expecting of hardcore style match
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on June 06, 2008, 06:41:33 PM
As much as I did like that match, it didn't fit the feud at all. It wasn't about embarrassing the other with a win, it's been about beating the shit out of each other on the outside.(Melina with her boot, and beth ramming melina against the lockers) It probably would have been Falls Count Anywhere if it weren't for Hardy and Umaga already getting that stipulation.
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Post by: Coffee on June 06, 2008, 07:06:12 PM
has anybody watched beth & katie vs melina & mickie on this week's raw?


 *saywhat
they're tag team partners?

(if hhh & y2j were tag team partners in wwe house shows, why not for melina & mickie?)
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on June 06, 2008, 07:07:34 PM
Yeah, melina's a face now, and even if they hate each other, they have a common hatred for Beth.
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Post by: Coffee on June 06, 2008, 07:21:59 PM
Yeah, melina's a face now, and even if they hate each other, they have a common hatred for Beth.

reminds me of beth & katie's mutual hatred for mickie
or better yet ...

gail & ODB's mutual hatred for kong and saeed
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Post by: Eivion on June 06, 2008, 09:53:40 PM
i know this is an I Quit match but i am aware that bookers are not yet ready to get either women busted open...
There is less of that across the board these days in WWE. They are leaning more toward a family-friendly (or advertiser-friendly, if you prefer) product, even on the Raw brand.
Yeah as much as I would have liked blood I wasn't really expecting it as they are trying to tone down on it. What I was expecting was more of a brawl. It was more a less a normal match focused on submissions, and a lot of the times during the first half fairly random submissions that didn't add anything to the match.
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Post by: Ozmont on June 06, 2008, 10:18:07 PM
I would have marked out if Melena and Mickie played up to their heat like Hokuto and Shinobu Kandori, where they slap each other as a way of tagging. Then they should make up at the end, shake hands and be all like "Im still not your friend, hmph"

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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on June 06, 2008, 10:24:53 PM
Yeah, but it took 30+ minutes to get that over. Even on a pay-per-view.
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Post by: Eivion on June 07, 2008, 09:05:49 AM
HARDCORE LADIES 5/4, Tables Match - Misae Genki vs. AKINO
A far far cry from the deathmatch Genki had for the BJW Women's titles 8 years ago,but it had its moments. Genki and AKINO screwed around during a lot of this though so it wasn't exactly something particularly special either. *1/4

HARDCORE LADIES 5/4, Barbed Wire Boards Deathmatch - Mayumi Ozaki & Bambi vs. Chikayo Nagashima & Arisa Nakajima
The only person who enjoyed seeing Arisa get beat down in this was the one administering the beating. Seriously, I have never seen anyone look so damn happy in a deathmatch before. Ozaki is one sadist bitch. She was happy throughout this whole damn match as long as it wasn't her hitting the barbed wire. Anyways this had some decent action in it with Arisa getting it bad near the end. I know its wrong, but I was hoping to see more of Bambi and her whip lashing against Arisa's back. Not because I love torture to that particular extent, but it just seemed so perfect with the clothes she was wearing. Arisa was the only one gutsy or stupid enough not to be wearing some kind of back covering in this. Nothing great, but fun. ***
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Post by: JOSH Chisako on June 07, 2008, 09:37:10 AM
Arisa was the only one gutsy or stupid enough not to be wearing some kind of back covering in this. Nothing great, but fun. ***

I only watched the highlights of the show that Lucky posted on Youtube, but I made a snarky comment in one of the Driverettes at DVDVR that Arisa's puroresu training apparently didn't include proper attire for a deathmatch  *haha
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Post by: Hooligan69 on June 07, 2008, 11:30:40 AM
Poor Arisa just got killed in that match by Ozaki, especially in the closing minutes leading up to the finish. I was hoping to see Arisa make a comeback and score a surprise upset victory after having her butt kicked so bad, but it wasn't meant to be.

Still have to watch  Kimura-Miyamoto from this show, which should be a heck of a match.

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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on June 07, 2008, 11:41:40 AM
HARDCORE LADIES 5/4, Tables Match - Misae Genki vs. AKINO
A far far cry from the deathmatch Genki had for the BJW Women's titles 8 years ago,but it had its moments. Genki and AKINO screwed around during a lot of this though so it wasn't exactly something particularly special either. *1/4

HARDCORE LADIES 5/4, Barbed Wire Boards Deathmatch - Mayumi Ozaki & Bambi vs. Chikayo Nagashima & Arisa Nakajima
The only person who enjoyed seeing Arisa get beat down in this was the one administering the beating. Seriously, I have never seen anyone look so damn happy in a deathmatch before. Ozaki is one sadist bitch. She was happy throughout this whole damn match as long as it wasn't her hitting the barbed wire. Anyways this had some decent action in it with Arisa getting it bad near the end. I know its wrong, but I was hoping to see more of Bambi and her whip lashing against Arisa's back. Not because I love torture to that particular extent, but it just seemed so perfect with the clothes she was wearing. Arisa was the only one gutsy or stupid enough not to be wearing some kind of back covering in this. Nothing great, but fun. ***

That's what I meant about that look she gave Ozaki. She was just like WTF?
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Post by: General HENkada on June 07, 2008, 03:36:34 PM
i know this is an I Quit match but i am aware that bookers are not yet ready to get either women busted open...
There is less of that across the board these days in WWE. They are leaning more toward a family-friendly (or advertiser-friendly, if you prefer) product, even on the Raw brand.
Yeah as much as I would have liked blood I wasn't really expecting it as they are trying to tone down on it. What I was expecting was more of a brawl. It was more a less a normal match focused on submissions, and a lot of the times during the first half fairly random submissions that didn't add anything to the match.
I agree. There should be a discernible difference between a submission match and an "I Quit" match. A submission match has normal rules, but cannot end with a pin fall. While an "I Quit" match should be no DQ and no count out.
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Post by: Coffee on June 17, 2008, 10:43:25 PM
carlos amano vs ryo mizunami
(SENDAI Girls)
02/28/2008

out of curiosity, i watched this match at veoh in our office (where i finally found time to watch it because of the hype here in the forum). and i enjoyed it, it's the first match i have watched of The Miz in singles and to think that it's against one of my fave submission wrestlers too. it was a mark out moment for me

i think i should watch more of mizunami's matches more
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on June 18, 2008, 07:27:57 AM
Blue Nikita vs Amazing Kong(6/17/2007)
This was a good match, but not great. If given 10 more minutes it could have been amazing. Nikita has great high flying offense, and stiff ground game. She even showed shades of KAORU with a pillar spot. Another problem is Nikita can be sloppy with new opponents. Still a good match especially being a tournament match. **3/4

Cheerleader Melissa vs Blue Nikita(8/26/2007)
Same case as before, not enough time, and a new opponent. Still they managed a decent match, with a spectacular finish. But the only thing truly saving this match was the stiff forearm and chop exchange near the end of this match, and the technical exchanges at the beginning. I really hope they get more matches, because with more time and more familiarity with each other, I know they could create something amazing. **1/2

Sara Del Rey vs Cheerleader Melissa(10/28/2005)
Pretty good match. Nothing special until the very end. Other than that, it's what you'd expect from these two. Del Rey thinking she's a monster no selling Melissa's blows, so melissa has to get creative and she does. Still solid enough affair. ***1/4

Mickie Knuckles vs Rachel Summerlyn(5/4/08)
Talk about stiff. These two went at it harder than I've seen since Hotta/Kong or Hotta/Asuka. They just layed into each other. I said "FUCK!!!" at least 20 times during this match. Even some creative spots. This was a really fun match. ***3/4

Cheerleader Melissa vs Mschif(Falls Count Anywhere)(5/17/2008)
Damn, I could watch these two brawl all day. I haven't seen the Oklahoma match, but from the Shimmer and Chickfight matches, I'd say this is by far the best one. Similar to previous matches, except for two things: They had a big venue and a big crowd. The crowd heat was amazing. Partially due to the fact that they were main eventing a men's show, and you had mostly kids and their parents in the audience. You got a lot of catcalls at the beginning, with people addressing Melissa as "Hey Sexy!" and Mschif as "Green Girl." But once the action spilled out of the ring and they started brawling the crowd got white hot. Another thing that made this match was the fucktard ref didn't seem to realize it was FALLS  COUNT ANYWHERE. So Melissa and Mschif kept getting so pissed off that he wouldn't count. That also made it fun because they kept pulling out huge moves and the other girl couldn't be pinned, so they could keep going with sick moves without the match ending. Everything worked and they went everywhere, even outside. It was also kind of funny to hear the kids enamored with Melissa if she was mexican(Mostly hispanic crowd) saying stuff like "Are you mexican? 'Cause you're spicy!" I was kind of surprised by the lack of pop for the Kondo Clutch making Mschif kick her own head, but after all the other stuff, I can see why. You might think I rated this too high, but it gave me everything I wanted in a match. Some humor, white hot crowd, streetfight enviornment, sick spots, my favorite wrestler Melissa, another of my favorites Mschif, technical wrestling, and great finish. I literally could watch these two brawl forever. *****
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Post by: Eivion on June 19, 2008, 08:46:54 AM
AAA Triplemania XVI 6/13/08, Caballera contra Caballera - Fabi Apache vs. Mari Apache
The quality of this on youtube was pretty poor so that could be a factor, but I was a bit disappointed with this. It wasn't bad in the slightest, but I wasn't really feeling the drama in this one. You had solid action, but not much coming off as big. Both sisters were pretty bloody, but that didn't come off as strongly as one would expect. It will probably hit better when I re-watch the show when it airs on galavision. Billy Boy and Gran Apache were fine in their roles on the outsides with Billy willing Fabi on and helping her recover when he could while Gran interfered on Mari's behalf several times. Finish didn't really feel all that climatic either. Still the stuff afterwards with Gran offering his hair in place of Mari, Mari deciding to have her hair cut, and the family embrace was nice. Still I wasn't expecting something with a bit more brawling or hate in the end. Not bad, but I think they could have done better and this was the match that was most interesting ocming into Triplemania. **3/4
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Post by: Coffee on June 19, 2008, 07:54:15 PM
blue nikita vs amazing kong
chickfight (06/17/2007)

in this match is where we could see amazing kong in aja mode (the kind of wrestler who smiled as she beats the crap out of her opponent). and also the first match where i finally saw blue nikita up close since the matches i have of her favorited on youtube are obviously taken by handy cam and blurry. as expected, kong got booked as this Japanese monster who simply didn't sell her opponents moves simply because her debut shouldn't make her look weak. i kind of felt sorry for blue nikita for getting "the first taste" of kong's bad*ssery. almost a glorified squash but i don't see myself complaining
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Post by: General HENkada on June 24, 2008, 11:15:57 AM
...the fucktard ref didn't seem to realize it was FALLS  COUNT ANYWHERE.
I think that hurt the match. The ref screwed up... then decided to start counting on the fourth pinfall attempt. Was he working the gimmick of the clueless ref who takes a while to figure out what's going on?
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on June 24, 2008, 04:47:37 PM
...the fucktard ref didn't seem to realize it was FALLS  COUNT ANYWHERE.
I think that hurt the match. The ref screwed up... then decided to start counting on the fourth pinfall attempt. Was he working the gimmick of the clueless ref who takes a while to figure out what's going on?

Yeah, that became apparent when Melissa gave him the Kudo driver. Plus it was a case of "You can't pin the Shimmer Champ/TNA knockout/#1 contender to the Shimmer title so we'll just book it with a DQ ending." I personally loved it. I was surprised neither of them started asking if he spoke english, but in a highly hispanic crowd, and neither of them outright heels til the end with melissa it would make them heels.
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Post by: Coffee on June 24, 2008, 09:59:50 PM
mickie knuckles vs ian rotten
IWA MS 2006
(wrestling barefoot with thumbtacks)

this match is supposed to be gory but i found it sick and funny at the same time. the latter reaction is actually a weird one because i see ian inserting that barbed wire to mickie's forehead to make her bleed which i consider is a desperate attempt to make her bleed (it's undramatic too, they should have done something better in that angle). and tickling mickie's foot is included in ian rotten's arsenal. the only cringe-worthy moments were when mickie stapled a dollar bill to ian's tongue and when ian stapled mickie's *ss which is a little too close to her hole. it's one of those matches i simply can't take seriously

 *haha
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Post by: General HENkada on June 25, 2008, 07:11:32 AM
...the fucktard ref didn't seem to realize it was FALLS  COUNT ANYWHERE.
I think that hurt the match. The ref screwed up... then decided to start counting on the fourth pinfall attempt. Was he working the gimmick of the clueless ref who takes a while to figure out what's going on?
Yeah, that became apparent when Melissa gave him the Kudo driver. Plus it was a case of "You can't pin the Shimmer Champ/TNA knockout/#1 contender to the Shimmer title so we'll just book it with a DQ ending." I personally loved it. I was surprised neither of them started asking if he spoke english, but in a highly hispanic crowd, and neither of them outright heels til the end with melissa it would make them heels.
Melissa dropping the ref was an all-out face move. The whole thing was face vs. face from start to finish. However, the ref was totally lost and not on the same page with them. That hurt the flow of the match dramatically. And he was too distracted with crowd control. The other green shirt guys had that totally under control. He had an easy job in a Falls Count Anywhere match: Shadow the wrestlers and count to two on the false finishes. But he screwed that up with that unnecessary: "I am the ref, asserting my authority, and tugging on my shirt!" routine. Proof that he screwed up the match is that we are talking about him. Melissa and MsChif did a lot of good things in that match. The ref shouldn't even be a topic of discussion. If the goal was to get the ref over as a heel to set up the finish, then it was bad booking. Melissa should be the one getting over for her attack on the ref... unless they are booking Melissa vs. the ref at the next show.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on June 25, 2008, 07:21:49 AM
...the fucktard ref didn't seem to realize it was FALLS  COUNT ANYWHERE.
I think that hurt the match. The ref screwed up... then decided to start counting on the fourth pinfall attempt. Was he working the gimmick of the clueless ref who takes a while to figure out what's going on?
Yeah, that became apparent when Melissa gave him the Kudo driver. Plus it was a case of "You can't pin the Shimmer Champ/TNA knockout/#1 contender to the Shimmer title so we'll just book it with a DQ ending." I personally loved it. I was surprised neither of them started asking if he spoke english, but in a highly hispanic crowd, and neither of them outright heels til the end with melissa it would make them heels.
Melissa dropping the ref was an all-out face move. The whole thing was face vs. face from start to finish. However, the ref was totally lost and not on the same page with them. That hurt the flow of the match dramatically. And he was too distracted with crowd control. The other green shirt guys had that totally under control. He had an easy job in a Falls Count Anywhere match: Shadow the wrestlers and count to two on the false finishes. But he screwed that up with that unnecessary: "I am the ref, asserting my authority, and tugging on my shirt!" routine. Proof that he screwed up the match is that we are talking about him. Melissa and MsChif did a lot of good things in that match. The ref shouldn't even be a topic of discussion. If the goal was to get the ref over as a heel to set up the finish, then it was bad booking. Melissa should be the one getting over for her attack on the ref... unless they are booking Melissa vs. the ref at the next show.

I dunno, I liked the clueless ref. Would you be allowed to drop the ref like that, without it being scripted?

I liked their interaction. It could be that I just found the ref so attractive and that kept me from being totally annoyed. Like how with an uber hot girl, you might just tune her out and agree with her, until you can get in her in bed. I dunno, I just found myself laughing at how angry Melisschif would get at him, especially the "Why are you so concerned with the RING? I don't care about the ring!!!"
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Post by: General HENkada on June 25, 2008, 10:54:15 AM
Would you be allowed to drop the ref like that, without it being scripted?
Nah... not like that. It was clearly overbooked.
Like how with an uber hot girl, you might just tune her out and agree with her, until you can get in her in bed.
Guilty as charged.
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Post by: Coffee on June 29, 2008, 11:12:29 AM
mickie james vs katie lea burchill
(it's a preview on my part)

i think this would be a good match albeit mickie has unfinished business with phoenix and katie lea's paul burchill isn't done yet with kennedy (unless this feud is scrapped altogether). mickie worked well with a grappler before (phoenix) but katie lea and phoenix are clearly not in the same mold. i see mickie retaining this by long kiss goodnight in order to ignite the feud. the feud could be ignited too if paul interfered and katie ends up winning the title or the ref saw paul & katie and gets katie disqualified
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Post by: Eivion on July 04, 2008, 05:03:53 PM
GAEA 4/30/04 - Amazing Kong vs. Aja Kong
Decent I suppose, but a little disappointing for a battle between Kongs. Still it had its moments. **

NEO 3/2/08, Neo/All Pacific Double Title Match - Haruka Matsuo(c) vs Hiroyo Matsumoto
Solid action match, not much else. ***

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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on July 04, 2008, 06:10:36 PM
GAEA 4/30/04 - Amazing Kong vs. Aja Kong
Decent I suppose, but a little disappointing for a battle between Kongs. Still it had its moments. **

NEO 3/2/08, Neo/All Pacific Double Title Match - Haruka Matsuo(c) vs Hiroyo Matsumoto
Solid action match, not much else. ***



Yeah, but Amazing Kong has gotten tons better since then, so a rematch would be a lot better. Still it was a fun match if nothing else.
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Post by: Eivion on July 04, 2008, 07:05:50 PM
Honestly AK wasn't so bad then. I was expecting worse since most seemed to dislike her from that period.
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Post by: Eivion on July 08, 2008, 06:13:23 PM
SHIMMER 17 - Shark Girl vs. Nicole Mathews
Decent enough match, nothing special.*

SHIMMER 17 - Amazing Kong vs Princess Ariel
AK was a bit bitchy here and Ariel got in some nice nearfalls at the end. Loved AK taking out the ref after getting in her face so many times. Would have loved to see AK crush the rest of the refs as well after being dqed. Really it seems like a pointless finish if it doesn't lead anywhere. *3/4
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on July 08, 2008, 06:16:15 PM
SHIMMER 17 - Shark Girl vs. Nicole Mathews
Decent enough match, nothing special.*

SHIMMER 17 - Amazing Kong vs Princess Ariel
AK was a bit bitchy here and Ariel got in some nice nearfalls at the end. Loved AK taking out the ref after getting in her face so many times. Would have loved to see AK crush the rest of the refs as well after being dqed. Really it seems like a pointless finish if it doesn't lead anywhere. *3/4


You didn't like those matches? I thought they were great. The Shark Girl/Mathews match wrestling wise wasn't great, but her personality made the match for me.
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Post by: Code Green on July 08, 2008, 06:52:15 PM
I have decided I don't like any matches with Sharkgirl, much as I appreciate Daffney.  It's just a lame character.  Although she did do the butt-biting thing on Portia this weekend at SHIMMER, which was good comedy. 

Toyota/Yamada v Kansai/Ozaki (12/6/93)

Wow, wow, wow.  Brutal, ridiculously fast-paced, and full of nearfall after nearfall.  This match has some of the best tandem work I have seen from both teams.  And Yamada pulls off what, 7 or 8 belly-to-back suplexes in a row?  (okay, a little more of a side suplex, if such a thing exists, but still. . .)  I found myself sitting in my room cussing out loud.  Truly something to see. 
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on July 08, 2008, 07:08:17 PM
I have decided I don't like any matches with Sharkgirl, much as I appreciate Daffney.  It's just a lame character.  Although she did do the butt-biting thing on Portia this weekend at SHIMMER, which was good comedy. 

Toyota/Yamada v Kansai/Ozaki (12/6/93)

Wow, wow, wow.  Brutal, ridiculously fast-paced, and full of nearfall after nearfall.  This match has some of the best tandem work I have seen from both teams.  And Yamada pulls off what, 7 or 8 belly-to-back suplexes in a row?  (okay, a little more of a side suplex, if such a thing exists, but still. . .)  I found myself sitting in my room cussing out loud.  Truly something to see. 

I mean I don't particularly like her, though Daffney's a great wrstler, but Nicole "The Lariat" Mathews showed great charisma in that match. Like when they said she was pulling on the fin she shouted "LIES!!!"

Melisschif vs Dangerous Angels
It's no secret I'm not the biggest fan of Sara, but her as a heel is quite enjoyable. They did a great job of subtly making the heel turn for del rey. And the interaction between Melissa and Her was great. It almost felt like shoot, which I love. They were doing quasi MMA, combined with all around stiffness and brawling. The psychology in this match was just amazing. Though the match itself wasn't overly incredible, it was still a great match that served its purpose. Plus the segments with melissa/del rey were just amazing. ***3/4

Wesna vs Amazing Kong
Wow both women just stiffed the hell out of each other here. Both looked great, Wesna got some great offense you wouldn't expect to someone to get on Kong. Like the flipping neckbreaker, or whatever it's called. She even got her up for a samoan drop. Also had incredible near-falls. I'd love to see them both go at it again. It seemed like every woman raised their stiffness level these past two volumes, and I love it. ****

Cheerleader Melissa vs Sarah Stock
Wow this was an incredible match. Both women were on the top of their game. The story was Melissa would work each individual body part from top to bottom, to weaken. And would wear her down with sleeper holds and such. Stock had to keep with submission wrestling, because Melissa had learned her lesson and was having nothing to do with Stock's lucha. She'd kick her in the stomach when she went for a springboard crossbody. She'd let her go when she went for arm drags, and rollups. She even turned a wheelbarrow, into a suplex, making her land back of the head first into the ring post. Just all around great match. ****1/4
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Post by: Eivion on July 08, 2008, 08:38:47 PM
SHIMMER 17 - Shark Girl vs. Nicole Mathews
Decent enough match, nothing special.*

SHIMMER 17 - Amazing Kong vs Princess Ariel
AK was a bit bitchy here and Ariel got in some nice nearfalls at the end. Loved AK taking out the ref after getting in her face so many times. Would have loved to see AK crush the rest of the refs as well after being dqed. Really it seems like a pointless finish if it doesn't lead anywhere. *3/4


You didn't like those matches? I thought they were great. The Shark Girl/Mathews match wrestling wise wasn't great, but her personality made the match for me.
Didn't care too much for the Shark Girl match as I haven't really watched much Shark Boy and I prefer Daffney as the screaming Harley type.

Liked AK/Ariel fine, just nothing great per say to me.
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Post by: Code Green on July 08, 2008, 09:25:23 PM
Damn, I want my SHIMMER 17 and 18 to get here!  Stupid holiday weekend throwing off the mailing schedules. . . *tantrum

If you liked SDR in that tag match, wait until you see the beating she gives Ariel in vol 19 -- she was a natural super evil heel, and I happily boo'd her the whole time.  But Ariel really showed some guts and got the crowd behind her.  I have never been that impressed with her, but in this match she really showed that underdog spirit.  She got her @** kicked, but she didn't go down easy.  One of the best matches of the night for excitement and drama (probably 4th, IMO).

Becoming Sara Del Heel is the best move she ever made. And supposedly, the makeup job is a tribute to Bull.  So there you go. 



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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on July 09, 2008, 06:01:27 PM
I've only seen the lack of make up. But I checked out her pics from the recent shimmer event, and I see what you mean now. I hate her as a face, but as a heel, she's quite enjoyable.
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Post by: Eivion on July 09, 2008, 11:02:56 PM
SHIMMER 17 - Mercedes Martinez vs. Wesna Busic
Solid I suppose, but overall  it didn't do too much for me. **

SHIMMER 17 - Dark Angel vs. Lacey
Solid match, but too much Lacey for my tastes. The cheating here was a bit much and random to the the point where didn't add much in the end. Not bad, but this could have been better. **3/4
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Post by: Coffee on July 09, 2008, 11:09:13 PM
MNHC & cheerleader melissa vs mschif, allison danger & daizee haze (ROH, 04/01/2006)

solid action overall (and big kudos to lacey for providing that classic bitchy heel touch right down to the little details) from girls, stiffest strikes from melissa as always and she made her allies more like lackeys than tag team partners. not a big fan of danger's fishnet stockings but ... oh well. haze is in this match is a downer though. it's as if most of the effort comes from the opponents to make her look credible as a contender. i think this is one of those matches that me understand why some people out there really hate her. she needed to be carried through in a match in order for her to look good.

mschif is willing to shake hands with the MNHC but not with melissa ("i still hate you so don't expect me to shake hands with you"). good thing gabe remembered that these 2 were feuding in SHIMMER at the time she booked this match
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on July 10, 2008, 05:54:56 AM
MNHC & cheerleader melissa vs mschif, allison danger & daizee haze (ROH, 04/01/2006)

solid action overall (and big kudos to lacey for providing that classic bitchy heel touch right down to the little details) from girls, stiffest strikes from melissa as always and she made her allies more like lackeys than tag team partners. not a big fan of danger's fishnet stockings but ... oh well. haze is in this match is a downer though. it's as if most of the effort comes from the opponents to make her look credible as a contender. i think this is one of those matches that me understand why some people out there really hate her. she needed to be carried through in a match in order for her to look good.

mschif is willing to shake hands with the MNHC but not with melissa ("i still hate you so don't expect me to shake hands with you"). good thing gabe remembered that these 2 were feuding in SHIMMER at the time she booked this match

Yeah, that was when I really didn't like Daizee at all. But I lovez her now. Right down to her personality.
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Post by: Coffee on July 10, 2008, 06:17:38 AM
if daizee haze was given time to improve, we should expect the same for haruka matsuo then

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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on July 10, 2008, 06:21:07 AM
if daizee haze was given time to improve, we should expect the same for haruka matsuo then



Daizee Haze has improved tremendously. She had a fantastic match with Sarah Stock where she more than held her own. She's also added Germans and Northerlights suplexes to her repertoire. I still don't like her dropkicks, but other than those she's fantastic.
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Post by: Code Green on July 10, 2008, 07:32:37 AM
I have to agree about Daizee.  That 6-woman match (didn't it come off the Women of Honor disc?) was over 2 years ago.  Daizee has really become one of my favorites to watch.  Her matches with Stock, especially on vol 15, are great, great fun.  And her match with Chif on vol 14, in which they trade finishers, is one of my favorite SHIMMER matches. 

Last night, I popped in ThatDude's Yoshida vol 6 (I have 2, 6, 8, but I hadn't watched yet).  I started with Melissa, from ARSION 8/02.  Unfortunately, I went to sleep before it was over, since I foolishly turned it on and climbed into bed.  But what I saw was very cool.  Kinda slow-moving at first as they felt out the other's abilities, but it seemed to really build into a series of trading power moves.  I am going to rewatch it tonight.  It was cool to see that the basics of Melissa were already there -- confident, powerful, unafraid. 

She can do no wrong.  :)

I suspect I will think something similar about Mariko before long. 
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Post by: Coffee on July 10, 2008, 10:39:09 PM
i think before she was schooled by mariko, melissa was schooled by bryan danielson (who was schooled by shawn michaels and william regal) so expect greatness to follow

 *Oni*
damn!
i suddenly envied melissa's wrestling education
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Post by: conchinette on July 10, 2008, 11:13:35 PM
I've only seen the lack of make up. But I checked out her pics from the recent shimmer event, and I see what you mean now. I hate her as a face, but as a heel, she's quite enjoyable.

Where can we see these pictures of the transformed Del Rey? I remember reading from the ROH reports that she dressed up like she was Sensational Sherri with the painted face and black dress gown a few months back.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on July 11, 2008, 09:29:33 AM
(http://a249.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/3/l_3455c91a2a5940c9c72d291a5e2cae60.jpg)

Melissa was also trained by Christopher Daniels. She said he & Mariko are probably the best teachers she could have.
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Post by: Coffee on July 11, 2008, 11:30:39 AM
CURRY MAN!!!
 *haha

i hope he taught melissa how to dance too
i love curry man's struts
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Post by: Code Green on July 11, 2008, 04:46:06 PM
CURRY MAN!!!
 *haha

i hope he taught melissa how to dance too
i love curry man's struts

 I am quite certain that Melissa COULD dance if she wanted to, but are YOU gonna ask her?   *crazy
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Post by: Code Green on July 11, 2008, 05:34:47 PM
PS, here's another Darth Rey shot if you want to get a sense of what she's up to these days.  That shot about sums up most of Ariel's match. . .

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a306/smcmackin/IMG_9004.jpg)
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Post by: conchinette on July 11, 2008, 07:56:16 PM
So I take it Sara is also using "Boss of the World" as her entrance music once again like she used to back in IWA-MS?
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Post by: Coffee on July 11, 2008, 09:24:11 PM

 I am quite certain that Melissa COULD dance if she wanted to, but are YOU gonna ask her?   *crazy

of course, i wouldn't

so del rey's nicknames now range from death rey (as noted on cm punk's shirt one time) to darth rey
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on July 11, 2008, 10:53:52 PM

 I am quite certain that Melissa COULD dance if she wanted to, but are YOU gonna ask her?   *crazy

of course, i wouldn't

so del rey's nicknames now range from death rey (as noted on cm punk's shirt one time) to darth rey

To No Sell Rey *bwah
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Post by: Coffee on July 14, 2008, 05:07:57 PM
Tyrannosaurus Okuda & Ryo Mizunami vs Arisa Nakajima & Kana (JWP, 04/29/2008)

i hate to say but kana's buttalanche is kinda awkward. i found it kind of funny but it's the only thing i consider wrong in this match. arisa is the unforgiving bitch (no warts on my hands, please) towards okuda and made sure she'll remember that the double titles belonged to her and would give okuda a hard lesson (hope to see that soon)

what made mizunami different from the rest of the SENDAI girls is her constant use of leg drops compared to okuda's constant use of her knees and the kanaris' constant use of suplexes. she can switch from striker to submission wrestler in a snap. i finally understood why the sudden good push for her
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Post by: Eivion on July 17, 2008, 05:32:20 PM
NEO 5/5/08 - Mariko Yoshida vs. Toshie Uematsu
Sadly clipped in half, but what was shown was fun.

NEO 5/5/08 - Nanae Takahashi vs. Kana
This was clipped even worse. As badly clipped as this was I enjoyed it a hell of a lot more than their SUN match last year. It was heated and Kana got in a lot more offense. Would love to see a more complete version. Afterwards is when Kana, Nanae, and Natsuki make their partnership.

NEO 5/5/08, NEO Tag Titles - Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki (c) vs. Cherry & Shu Shibutani
How long has Cherry's theme been Honey Flash? Anyways This had some decent stuff, but a lot general fooling around that only did so much for me. Not bad, but nothing really worthwhile either. I would have preferred the other matches in full to this. *1/2

NEO 5/5/08, Iron Woman Rules - Yoshiko Tamura, Misae Genki, Etsuko Mita, & Aya Yuki vs. Kyoko Kimura, Atsuko Emoto, Vanessa Kraven, & Tomoka Nakagawa
Around half the match is shown. Really wanted to like this, but it was too much of mess for me. Just way too many people in the ring at once. It had it moments, but overall I was pretty disappointed. Was interesting seeing Mitain a new outfit. Aya Yuki's hair cut makes her look and come off a bit more serious. It was also nice to see Kraven and Nakagawa in new outfits with everyone on their team having the Revolution Amandora symbol on their outfit somewhere. I do hope NEO does something with them upon Nakagawa's return. *1/2
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Post by: Eivion on July 18, 2008, 08:58:05 AM
NEO 5/5/08 - NEO/NWA Women's Pacific Titles - Haruka Matsuo (c) vs. Kyoko Inoue
This was surprisingly good. Matsuo looked good getting in control a majority of this match and surviving Kyoko's big offense in the later stages right up till the end. Its sad that he first match that really makes her look like she might belong in the main event to some extent is the one where she loses the title. She really should have won this. ***1/2
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on July 18, 2008, 11:53:48 AM
NEO 5/5/08 - NEO/NWA Women's Pacific Titles - Haruka Matsuo (c) vs. Kyoko Inoue
This was surprisingly good. Matsuo looked good getting in control a majority of this match and surviving Kyoko's big offense in the later stages right up till the end. Its sad that he first match that really makes her look like she might belong in the main event to some extent is the one where she loses the title. She really should have won this. ***1/2

I'll have to agree with every part of this, including the rating.

I liked the outside stuff. I really made me feel like Matsuo should be a heel.
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Post by: Coffee on July 23, 2008, 12:58:23 AM
amazing kong vs mickie knuckles
IWA MS

the sound system sucked just when kong was cutting a promo and the announcers were saying that she said something disrespectful to mickie and they kept building up mickie by saying that kong's opponents in Japan were nothing compared to mickie knuckles (so does that mean hotta and aja are NOTHING?) so yeah, shades of mike tenay & don west at that moment

i rewatched the match and i enjoyed it better since while mickie isn't as good yet as some of kong's opponents in Japan, we can manage to say that she is very good and she knew how to put her weight around in the same vein that kong did, i hate the way that it ended though since i consider it a cheap ploy to book these girls are bad*ass bitches. then kong cut another promo, somebody should have told her that the sound system sucked 
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on July 23, 2008, 02:17:12 PM
amazing kong vs mickie knuckles
IWA MS

the sound system sucked just when kong was cutting a promo and the announcers were saying that she said something disrespectful to mickie and they kept building up mickie by saying that kong's opponents in Japan were nothing compared to mickie knuckles (so does that mean hotta and aja are NOTHING?) so yeah, shades of mike tenay & don west at that moment

i rewatched the match and i enjoyed it better since while mickie isn't as good yet as some of kong's opponents in Japan, we can manage to say that she is very good and she knew how to put her weight around in the same vein that kong did, i hate the way that it ended though since i consider it a cheap ploy to book these girls are bad*ass bitches. then kong cut another promo, somebody should have told her that the sound system sucked 

They never said he japanese opponents sucked. They said her american opponents.  Which still isn't true*hello cheerleader melissa* but anyway. Basically in the promo she said how she didn't bring the title with her, because Mickie wasn't worth it, and wasn't gonna win it anyway. Then she said that she wasn't finished beating this bitch's ass, and that she was gonna meet mickie in the ring again real soon. However TNA pulled the plug on the feud, which sucks because they were both stiffing each other like motherfuckers in that match.
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Post by: Coffee on July 24, 2008, 01:53:15 AM
oh i thought they're referring to the joshi opponents and thanks for writing kong's promo. i couldn't comprehend it at all. is it true that mickie had a hand in booking her matches against the girls?
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Post by: Coffee on July 24, 2008, 03:18:16 AM
beth phoenix vs kelly kelly
RAW, 07/21/2008

it was a fun match for what it is. it's nice to see the improvement in kelly (sorry i don't feel like writing or uttering her name twice since kelly kelly sounded like a Filipino word which when translated to English means "armpit") like the dropkicks and the headscissors. but phoenix had to be phoenix, she pulled off a win and again was the dominant wrestler
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Post by: Coffee on July 25, 2008, 05:00:26 PM
NEO Ladies vs Revolution Amandola
05.05.2008

i somewhat enjoyed this match, just a bit bothered that this is where i noticed some spots where mita wasn't moving much. i had to rewatch it since the first time i watched it, my mind was hazy and i thought mita's steel chair is yellow but that's just me hallucinating

it was the first time i saw nakagawa in pants that she looked even more boyish and it's nice to see her acting the heel part seeing that despite her size, she can match the intensity and bitchiness of her allies vanessa, kimura and emoto.
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Post by: Eivion on July 31, 2008, 03:56:04 PM
IBUKI 5/25/08 - Tojuki Leon & Yoko Yamada vs. Cherry & Natsuki Taiyo
Not particularly good, but energetic and not w/o its moments either. Never seen Yoko Yamada before. Wasn't impressed sadly. *1/2

IBUKI 5/25/08 - Mariko Yoshida & Kyoko Kimura vs. Ray & Misaki Ohata
Damn disappointing. Not much is bad save a moment or two towards the end, but overall the match was average save whenever Ray was in which wasn't enough. *

IBUKI 5/25/08 - Atsuko Emoto vs. Shu Shibutan
Some decent stuff, but overall it did nothing for me.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on July 31, 2008, 04:09:59 PM
IBUKI 5/25/08 - Tojuki Leon & Yoko Yamada vs. Cherry & Natsuki Taiyo
Not particularly good, but energetic and not w/o its moments either. Never seen Yoko Yamada before. Wasn't impressed sadly. *1/2

IBUKI 5/25/08 - Mariko Yoshida & Kyoko Kimura vs. Ray & Misaki Ohata
Damn disappointing. Not much is bad save a moment or two towards the end, but overall the match was average save whenever Ray was in which wasn't enough. *

IBUKI 5/25/08 - Atsuko Emoto vs. Shu Shibutan
Some decent stuff, but overall it did nothing for me.


I liked Ohata's stuff in that match. The Cherry match was decent, and the Shibu match was better than no stars.
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Post by: Eivion on July 31, 2008, 04:22:24 PM
Ohata looked bad in the late stages. I said Shibutani's match did nothing for me, meaning I'm not rating it.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on July 31, 2008, 04:24:38 PM
Ohata looked bad in the late stages. I said Shibutani's match did nothing for me, meaning I'm not rating it.

ah ok. I liked Ohata, throughout the match. And the psyche handshake with the grin showed lots of personality, like someone I'd like to hang out with.
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Post by: Eivion on August 06, 2008, 11:04:51 AM
BattlArts 6/8/08 - Chihiro Oikiawa vs. Mariko Yoshida
Nothing sspecial, but it was a nice little match. Oikawa looked good with her counters and resilience. She seems to be a striker mainly. Interesting to see Yoshida in BattlArts. Reminds me of just how little striking she does as she was pretty much on the mat grappling Oikawa down throughout this whole thing aside from one moment. *
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on August 06, 2008, 05:30:21 PM
BattlArts 6/8/08 - Chihiro Oikiawa vs. Mariko Yoshida
Chihiro makes her much anticipated....well at least by me....debut on youtube. It was never gonna be a great match, but it was good for what it was. A veteran carrying a debut. But Chihiro did very well for her debut. Had some solid striking, which is refreshing to a girl hitting that hard on her debut outside of GAEA. She had some good fire, and good submission attempts and reversals. I can't wait to see her grow as a wrestler. *3/4
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Post by: Eivion on August 09, 2008, 09:09:11 AM
SENDAI Jaja Uma Tournament Semi Final - Ryo Mizunami vs. Ayako Sato
Decent, but kept on the mat a lot of the time and not always the most interesting mat work. Others might like this more than me. *

SENDAI Jaja Uma Tournament Semi Final - Tyrannous Okuda vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
Wasn't digging the early arm work by Okuda, but Matsumoto's back work in turn very much delivered along with Okuda's comeback and the general ending action. Okuda is overkilling on the jumping knee though. Solid stuff overall. **1/2

SENDAI Jaja Uma Tournament Final - Ryo Mizunami vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
Surprisingly didn't do as much for meas I expected, but you sill got fairly solid action overall. Ending segment was probably the highlight. **
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Post by: Coffee on August 09, 2008, 12:13:23 PM
chihiro oikawa vs mariko yoshida
BattlARTS

i consider this as an impressive debut although i admit that i don't get to watch BattlARTS style matches so i still feel a little squemish once in a while whenever i think that the only way to win is by count of 10 or by submission. obviously yoshida was tapped to carry chihiro in this match in order to pick up a good start but the good thing is that chihiro knew how to wrestle as well so that kind of raises my expectations on upcoming matches where she need not be carried but at least be allowed to shine on her own
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Post by: Coffee on August 15, 2008, 12:16:41 AM
Mariko Yoshida & Kyoko Kimura vs Misaki Ohata & Ray (05/25/2008)

a relatively enjoyable match with kimura simply being kimura and ray & ohata selling the bitchy aura by doubting the handshake. and the thing about kimura is that she hasn't started the match yet and you already can picture in your mind how she would dominate this match. (little complain: yoshida didn't do that much)
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Post by: Coffee on August 15, 2008, 11:15:10 AM
tyrannosaurus okuda vs hanako kobayashi (04/20/2008)

one noticeable thing about hanako is that she is not much a screamer but it's okay, whatever she lacked in screaming, she made up for credible mat wrestling skills. the match started out fine with her and okuda grappling each other that they might have forgotten to even grunt. it's unfair that hanako is good as a wrestler but even if she puts up a good match, because of the "jobber" label, she is expected to lose. i wonder how long does she have to "pay her dues" before getting a good booking

(by the way, ayako sato's win over ohata at the same tourney was considered an upset just because she is also labeled a "jobber")

DASH chisako vs Kana (04/20/2008)

this is where Kana used her billiken minimally (i rewatched and counted it and used it only once) to think that her opponent is napoleonic DASH (oops, they're in SENDAI so she's a good girl here; kana is a BAAAAD girl everywhere). and this is where you can really see how good of a heel kana is. hate is better expressed by bitch slaps than head locks as seen earlier anyway in the match where they exchanged several slaps. at the second half of the match is when so much athleticism has poured into the match with a series of headlocks and arm locks to boot. kana made DASH humble with the camel clutch too a few times
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Post by: Ozmont on August 15, 2008, 11:30:19 PM
GAEA - D-Fix and Takako inoue vs the Crush Girls
Handicap Barbed Wire match

Pretty much a hardcore garbage style match, not to mention the match was also garbage. Expected a lot more considering who was in it, all have done much better in a somewhat hardcore environment.

The barbed wire spots were lame, KAORU took some mean table bumps and was only in it for the spots. Seems shes happy as long as she doesnt have to wrestle. Shes still cool though.

And the usual tedious parts with Takako and her stupid stun gun. Would she just stick it in her arse and keep it away from her matches? 

Shame how crappy the match turned out, but everyone took some sick bumps, except Takako, she sucked ass in this. Enjoyed it just for the people in it, but could've been better. A lot better
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on August 16, 2008, 07:17:23 PM
Has the 6/21 NEO Main Event aired yet? Y'know, this one:

Nanae Takahashi, Natsuki*Taiyo & Kana v. Yoshiko Tamura, Misae Genki & Aya Yuki

I'm really intersted to see this, especially since it's got Kana, who is quickly becomng hte 'must watch' wrestler for me this year.

James
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on August 17, 2008, 07:09:34 AM
Has the 6/21 NEO Main Event aired yet? Y'know, this one:

Nanae Takahashi, Natsuki*Taiyo & Kana v. Yoshiko Tamura, Misae Genki & Aya Yuki

I'm really intersted to see this, especially since it's got Kana, who is quickly becomng hte 'must watch' wrestler for me this year.

James

Same here. Even when she's not being bitchy, she's pulling out some innovative offense, and amazing ass attacks. I'd also like to see the ones with Kana and Kyoko. I mean look at the height she got on this particular ass attack:
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/TheElfenLiedPictureShow/2679216695_8dd2f24111.jpg)
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Post by: Coffee on August 17, 2008, 11:15:32 AM
soon there should be a Kana Kiss My Ass Club
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Post by: Coffee on August 19, 2008, 11:14:08 AM
kyoko kimura & bambi vs ayumi kurihara & atsuko emoto, 2/3 falls (05/06/2006)

the best feud that IBUKI has ever produced for sure would be kimura-emoto, the kind of feud you look forward to because you'd be expecting hard-hitting action. it really expressed the hate that these 2 have toward each other that i can't help but fear that bambi and ayumi might look like lackeys or wallpapers perhaps. good thing they didn't. this is a tag match and not because a feud got inserted in the match doesn't mean that the tag partners aren't allowed to share the spotlight. ayumi took most of the bumps in this match (plus the M-Style logo is still marked on her boyleg shorts).

kyoko kimura vs atsuko emoto, from IBUKI's 3rd Anniversary

another classic match topped with a good video package to boot. the video package is good prelude alone to a great match ahead chronicling how this feud has been the toughest internal feud ever produced in modern joshi. well, okay, both emoto and kimura are both freelancers but being both products of the IBUKI dojo, it's pretty obvious that this feud is what represented this fledging promotion real well. yoshida did the logical thing of booking them in a feud instead of putting them together as a tag team in IBUKI since emoto & kimura have been wrestling in other feds (NEO notably) as tag team partners or stable mates.
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Post by: Coffee on August 20, 2008, 12:42:06 PM
summerslam 2008: beth phoenix & santino marella vs mickie james & kofi kingston, winner take all

"... manscape." - santino

marella is simply one of the most effective comic heels ever produced today by the E. good thing it complemented beth phoenix in a good way without sacrificing the strong booking on her part. michael cole said on commentary that santino is the one wearing the pants in a relationship.

"well, i bet it's beth telling him what pants to wear," indeed The King hasn't forgiven marella.

anyway, what is noticeable in the match is that on GlaMarella's side, it's beth doing most of the striking work and santino simply being santino. the funniest spot is when kofi was attempting for a tope con hilo and santino got so nervous, he didn't know whether to duck or to run so he ended up jumping on beth with beth catching him like a refugee rescued from the flood (priceless). on kofi & mickie's side, it's kofi doing most of the work being the flippity high flyer that he is. his entrance theme is still one of my current faves being a sucker for reggae.

i will not spoil how it ended though, don't worry
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Post by: Coffee on August 22, 2008, 12:47:18 AM
bull nakano & takako inoue vs shinobu kandori & utako hozumi
Mizztrezz's recent upload

this match is packed with so much vitriol it overflows from the PC i rented to watch it. birds are a-flippin' and legs are a-dropping and arms get a-twisted and i can't help but get ah-mazed. yes, i have yet to see takako or bull in a bad match and it's a match worth sinking your teeth into
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Post by: Coffee on September 02, 2008, 03:06:17 PM
kyoko kimura & atsuko emoto vs yoshiko tamura & takako inoue
04/20/2008

one thing is obvious: yoshiko & takako looked very UNMOTIVATED. too bad, revolution amandola is known for being motivated in their matches to the extent that intensity sprouted from kimura's 'fro. i would have slouched to my seat if only this match didn't pick up the pace by the time the second half has surfaced.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on September 28, 2008, 09:27:13 PM
Nanae Takahashi vs Aja Kong(12/12/04)
This started out as a pretty nice match. Nanae having to work her way up to powermoves due to Kong's size. However any chance of this being good was destroyed by all the shenanigans by Amazing Kong and Hikaru. It basically just became Aja and Amazing taking turns throwing Nanae into chairs. Then when HIKARU came, it just broke down even further. Shame, because the match had a lot of potential. **
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Post by: Coffee on October 01, 2008, 12:22:49 AM
sarah stock vs daizee haze
#1 contender's match for the SHIMMER title

definitely one of the best matches ever booked in SHIMMER. i see myself including that in my top 10 SHIMMER matches in the future. it's the typical "if you hit me with this, i'm gonna counter for sure with this" that really got booked right. and this is where stock flew the least and pounded the most. i liked the aggression a lot in stock's part
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Post by: Eivion on October 03, 2008, 10:31:33 AM
NEO 7/13/08, Mid-Summer Tag Tournament Round 1 - Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto vs. Etsuko Mita & Makoto
Clipped. Not that good, but the last few minutes were nice with Makoto looking good surviving Revolution Amandola's offense and even getting a decent nearfall herself.

NEO 7/13/08, Mid-Summer Tag Tournament Round 1 - Kyoko Inoue & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Tamura & Arisa
Clipped. Fun match with both teams surprisingly meshing well as units. *3/4

NEO 7/13/08, Mid-Summer Tag Tournament Round 1 - Haruka Matsuo & Fuka vs. Misae Genki & Aya Yuki
Clipped. Fairly decent while it lasted, both teams looked good together. Really made me want to see Fuka and Genki face off again at least once before Genki retires. *1/2
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Post by: luckycleareyes on October 03, 2008, 01:50:40 PM
NEO 7/13/08, Mid-Summer Tag Tournament Round 1 - Haruka Matsuo & Fuka vs. Misae Genki & Aya Yuki
Clipped. Fairly decent while it lasted, both teams looked good together. Really made me want to see Fuka and Genki face off again at least once before Genki retires. *1/2

They have faced each other previously back in December 2007 in the 1st Fuka Matsuri.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZniFsqqHq0
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Post by: Eivion on October 03, 2008, 03:06:57 PM
Hence the word again.
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Post by: HybridOctopus.Ozaki-lover on October 11, 2008, 10:29:47 AM
does ozaki hate kansai or something because shes making her a jobber?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hHUhkCQZv8I
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on October 16, 2008, 03:29:23 PM
JWP 2/11/98 - Manami Toyota/Kaoru Ito vs Hikari Fukuoka/Azumi Hyuga(JWP Tag Titles)
This match is such a classic. It really proves everyone wrong who calls Toyota or Fukuoka spot queens. They do so much psychology in this match. Fukuoka truly needs this win to legitimize herself. She gets constantly compared to Toyota, yet has never gotten a pinfall/submission on her. She's to retire within the year, so this could be her last chance to do it. We start out with the juniors(well technically Ito started around the same time as Fukuoka) who put on quite the clinic. However, everyone's waiting for Toyota and Fukuoka to tag in. Here's where we get the psychology going. Toyota's all smiles and is obviously not taking this at all seriously. Fukuoka seems almost tire of trying to beat Toyota, so she starts out just going through the motions. She begins by clapping to get the crowd behind her. Toyota's laughing at this like and immediately gets the crowd behind her.Toyota no-sells Hikari's strikes, further showing how little a threat she considers team JWP. Fukuoka goes for a signature move in her DDT. Once again Toyota no-sells while laughing it off. She give Fukuoka a DDT of her own. Fukuoka's PISSED. We have more of Toyota showing how little she cares by parodying one of JWP's biggest ever stars, Dynamite Kansai. She does the kicking of the turnbuckles and kicks Fukuoka in the chest while Fukuoka's in the camel clutch. Toyota tries to finish this in the same way she beat Fukuoka in their first meeting. She does this with the Japanese Ocean Suplex on Hyuga. Hikari immediately realizes this and breaks the pin. We have Fukuoka escaping the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex several times since she knows Toyota quite well by this point. Finally Toyota gets it, and miraculously Hikari kicks out. Toyota argues with the ref because she doesn't see how some little JWP Toyota-wannabe whlpe could kick out of her finisher. She doesn't realize how much Fukuoka has been thinking about this, and how driven she is to win. Now Toyota's pissed, and decides to be the thorn in Hikari's side. Fukuoka smartly slides out of the ring later in the match to dodge Ito, but Toyota does a missile dropkick to the outside. Toyota then wants to show off by doing her no-hands flipping senton plancha. Somehow the JWP girls get out of the way and Toyota misses. It's time for Hikari to shine. Hyuga does a cross body plancha, and Fukuoka does her moonsault to the outside. Toyota gets the advantage back inside the ring with the Japanese Ocean Drop, but Fukuoka kicks out again. Now Hikari gets the advantage with the Tiger Driver '91. Toyota is somehow able to kick out. Fukuoka realizes she actually has a chance to pull off the win. She goes to the top. She remembers how Toyota dropkicked the back of Hyuga's head off, so she wants to return the favor. However, she doesn't want to be compared again to Toyota. She decides to up the ante and does a phenomenal Rider kick. She goes for the pin, an somehow Toyota once again kicks out. She goes to the top again, for a moonsault. She realizes this is just what Toyota would do. So once again ups the ante. She knows if she won with the moonsault it would just be 1 win compared to all of Toyota's. The comparisons to Toyota would continue, with Toyota still being considered better. So she goes for a Moonsault Double Footstomp. She covers Toyota for the pin, but Ito breaks it up. Fukuoka could go with a Tiger Driver '91 again, but she wants to prove that she's better than Toyota with her winning move. She also knows that it would take time for her to get Toyota up while Ito could get away from Hyuga, and Toyota would have more of a chance to counter it. So she once again goes up for the Moonsault Double Footstomp again. She nails it picture perfectly. She goes for the pin, 1...2...3!!!!! HIKARI WINS!!!! There's an outpouring of emotions from team JWP. Not only did Fukuoka and Hyuga win the titles, bringing them back to JWP, but Hikari finally got the best of Toyota. Even Toyota has to give them props, and swallows her pride and offers her hand to the JWP Ace. They graciously shake hands and even share a long hug. This match was just amazing. The tag format helped a lot, in giving it an all action pace without taking away too much of the psychology. And the last 7 minutes were just breath taking. ****1/2
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Post by: Eivion on October 24, 2008, 03:06:16 PM
Z1 9/23/08, WDB Tag Team Titles - Osamu Namiguchi & Hikaru (c) vs. Yuki Ishikawa & ... Saki Maemura
Saki has developed as nice new look in her time with Z1. Really wish she was wrestling more regularly in other joshi feds. Same with Hikaru. Both are wasted in Z1/SUN though I have to admit this was a fun match. Solid action coupled with the usual Ishikawa perversions that, of course, leads to his downfall. **3/4

NEO 10/4/08 - Natsuki*Taiyo & Kana vs. Hanako Kobayashi & Aya Yuki
Around 3 minutes shown out of 14, all focused on Aya Yuki and her awkward style that doesn't quite add up well yet. What little is shown is decent.

NEO 10/4/08 - Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Toshie Uematsu vs. Emi Sakura
4 or 5 minutes shown out of 13. All action match. Some fun stuff, though nothing special. Emi's new outfit compliments her style well.

NEO 10/4/08 - Vanessa Kraven vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
2-3 minutes of 11. Focused on Matsumoto impressing, getting her offense in on Kraven and the eventual Argentine Backbreaker on the big girl after various tries.

NEO 10/4/08, NEO Tag Titles - Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki (c) vs. Haruka Matsuo & Fuuka
About half shown (8 of 16). Some decent action mixed in with meh comedy. Fuuka and Matsuo showed some decent team work. Wouldn't mind seeing them team regularly though Matsuo is going to have to stop using weak as hell kicks as they are sort of noticeable when kicking with someone like Fuuka. The finish kind of annoyed me. I really hate the NEO Machnie Gunz as a comedy tag team. Fuck do I hope they drop the belts soon. *3/4

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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on October 24, 2008, 08:08:23 PM
Ariel vs Sara Del Rey(Shimmer Volume 19)
This was a lot better than I expected it to be. Del Rey's dominating style actually works now for her new character. She's still really bad at putting a match together, but at least it's now simplified for her, since she just has to concentrate on beating the living crap out of her opponent. Though most of the match concentrated on her destroying Ariel, Ariel still got some great and believable comebacks. She was so aggressive with her comebacks, that even some forearms felt like a real comeback. Both women really made this work, despite Del Rey's still figuring out how to truly utilize different ways of mauling her opponent. **3/4
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Post by: General HENkada on October 25, 2008, 06:45:26 AM
She's still really bad at putting a match together...
Or maybe you just don't like the way she does it. She might wonder what qualifies you to make that determination... justifiably so.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on October 25, 2008, 12:46:52 PM
She's still really bad at putting a match together...
Or maybe you just don't like the way she does it. She might wonder what qualifies you to make that determination... justifiably so.

Just because I'm not a wrestler yet, doesn't mean I have no right to have an opinion on it. Movie critics and art critics don't make movies or create art, yet their opinions are highly regarded.
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Post by: Coffee on October 25, 2008, 07:39:04 PM
damn it! NEO clips the matches a little too much i end up not watching for a second serving
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Post by: Eivion on October 26, 2008, 12:44:28 PM
Oz Academy 8/10/08 - Devil Masami vs. Misaki Ohata
What the Fuck was this? It was at least nice to see Ohata back in her old hair color.

Oz Academy 8/10/08 - Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Hiren
Clipped. My first heel Hiren match, sadly, did nothing to show me the heel side of Hiren. That said this was fun while it lasted with Police getting it for his interference and some nice action for the 3 or so minutes shown. Would love to see this in full.

Oz Academy 8/10/08 - Kyoko Inoue & Takako Inoue vs. Toshie Uematsu & Ran Yu-Yu
Around half shown (7-8 out of 15 mins.). Decent stuff with it mainly being a showcase of the Toshie/Ran team. *3/4

NEO 6/21/08 - Haruka Matsuo vs. Shu Shibutani
Solid match with some decent action all around and the two meshing together well. *3/4

NEO 6/21/08 - Kyoko Inoue & Etsuko Mita vs. Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto
Not the most interesting in the beginning, but it got better as it went along and turned into a nice solid match. Kimura and Emoto are becoming a fairly decent team, flowing well together and coming up with some double teams that fit their styles well. After the match Kimura said a few words that actually set Makoto off though she got put down fairly quickly and easily.**1/4

NEO 6/21/08 - Yoshiko Tamura, Misae Genki, & Aya Yuki vs. Nanae Takahashi, Natsuki*Taiyo, & Kana
Solid non-stop action though a bit long w/o building to something truly exciting. **1/2
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Post by: DANgerous K on November 07, 2008, 07:33:03 PM
JWP PURE SLAM 2008 09 23

Io Shirai, Hiroyo Matsumoto and Ryo Mizunami versus Arisa Nakajima, Yumi Ohka and Pinkie Mayuka.

Er...Jesus. 

Right.  There is something unique about wrestling when you get people who don't want to cooperate in a so called 'fake' sport compared to people not wanting to cooperate for 'real'.  I think the girls in this match were going for more than not cooperating, they were attempting to KILL their opponents.  Seriously, there was an absolute truck load of stiff shots and moves that were done that could have snapped necks it made me wonder how much real hate was there.   It's pretty beautiful.   

If I had a beef with most of the girls in this match I would not take part in a 'fake' fight with them. They would kill me...

Now first off, Io is just here to do the flash.  Any spots in the match she had are just for her to get the crowd ooooing and that she does well, but other than that, the real work is done by the others and nice work it is.    Everybody else gets to kick some shit ,with Arisa and Ohka in particular showing who is boss.  Nicely, everybody gets their spots in and it feels quite organic and purposeful and you really feel that this lot want to prove something and kick some freakin arse.  This is nearly the best match on the card and it really makes me want to see various combinations of this lot fucking each other up.  Sweet.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 08, 2008, 08:31:35 PM
I'm thinking the same thing. There was some weird awkwardness between these girls despite them all being renown for execution and have worked with each other a billion times. And though Io was just there for the flash, she still was stiff as hell too. And ow for that standing SSP where she knee'd Pinkie right in the face.

Was interesting to note that Arisa's started doing straight dropkicks like Hyuga now. I will miss her normal dropkicks because she was probably only second to the Kurihara with her execution of those. But I prefer straight dropkicks anyway, so I'll get over it(-=^.^=-)

Pinkie Mayuka's also using straight dropkicks too, which is cool I guess. Love how stiff she is for an idol junior.

Also Arisa's gotten rid of the piss-poor looking splash in favor for a stiff diving footstomp.
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Post by: Eivion on November 09, 2008, 10:40:24 PM
Oz Academy 4/12/08 - KAORU, Takako Inoue & Hiren vs. Manami Toyota & AKINO
Might as well have been an 8-person tag with how many times POLICE, Aja, and Hiroyo entered the ring. Still this was kind of fun with the various cheating fro both sides and the Ozaki crew at times seemingly more interested in humiliating their opponents as opposed to winning the match. Decent stuff. *3/4

Oz Academy 7/6/08 - Takako Inoue & Hiren vs. Ran Yu Yu & AKINO
Match focused on mainly on Hiren from her trying to take out Ran's leg to her struggl;e to survive AKINO. Ok stuff, but nothing worthwhile.

Oz Academy 8/9/08 - Ran Yu-Yu vs Hiroyo Muto
Decent action, but forgettable on the whole aside from the last 30 seconds which saw Ran elbow the crap out of Muto for busting during her with a headbutt.

NEO 8/23/08 - Kyoko Inoue vs. Tomoka Nakagawa
Nakagawa takes it too Inoue controlling most of this match until a lariat and powerbomb puts her away rather easily. Weird seeing Inoue taken down so easily by someone who is so much smaller than her.

BattlArts 8/31/08 - Chihiro Oikawa vs. Cherry
Cherry looked nice. She didn't didn't try to mix it up with Oikawa strike wise and stuck to the mat and suplexes. Oikawa looked fine, even getting a few downs on Cherry when she went to to her kicks. Cherry is the first opponent it seemed like Oikawa might be able to win against. Solid little match. *3/4
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Post by: Eivion on November 11, 2008, 03:02:45 AM
NEO 10/4/08 - Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda vs. Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto
Not particularly good with a good amount of match being spent on the outside, but perfectly watchable. You have some solid action in the second half, a motivated Shimoda, and a bloody Kimura. Could have probably been better, but worth a watch. **1/4

JWP 9/23/08 - Arisa Nakajima, Pinky Mayuka, & Yumi Ohka vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto, Ryo Mizunami, & Io ShiraiSolid all action match with everyone getting their chances to shine and most of them looking decent by the end. Mayuka has improved a good amount for someone with less than a year of experience. Arisa has a certain star quality that shows whenever she is in the ring and it wasn't any different in this match. Sort of felt like Ohka kept her team together with the various interferences and sets up. Matsumoto has looked better though she had a decent interaction with Nakajima. Ryo looked good at the end the way she tried to take out Nakajima and Mayuka. Io was the worst person in this, but she wasn't too involved the bulk of the match. Solid match, definitely worth watching. **3/4

JWP 9/23/08 - Jaguar Yokota & Tsubasa Kuragaki vs. Toshie Uematsu & Hailey Hatred
Some good action going throughout though a bit goofy at times on Toshie's part, and Hatred seemed off a bit in the early parts of the match. Decent stuff. First time seeing Hailey Hatred in Japan since MAHEKEN doesn't tape seemingly. She could have looked better, but I wouldn't mind seeing her in JWP again. **

JWP 9/23/08 - Command Bolshoi vs. Megumi Yabushita
Nice little match focusing on the mat. **1/2

JWP 9/23/08 - Kaori Yoneyama & Tojuki Leon vs Keito & KAZUKI
Good action, Leon's arm being horribly picked apart, and a fiery Yoneyama trying her hardest to save Leon and take out Keito and KAZUKI. Good match. ***

JWP 9/23/08 - Azumi Hyuga & Ran Yu-Yu vs. Yoshiko Tamura & Misae Genki
Non-stop action with both teams bringing some solid team work. This was a bit hit and miss for how interested it kept me, and there were a decent amount of botches though not enough to hurt the match significantly I suppose. Was nice to see Genki go all out. Solid enough match, but this left me unfilled on the whole. **3/4

JWP 9/23/08, JWP Openweight Title - Kayoko Haruyama (c) vs. Yumiko Hotta
Another match where half the time is spent out the ring where the saw the use of chairs, tables, and chains. Despite that no one went through a table and my bloodlust wasn't satisfied. Actual action in the match was decent enough and the crowd did really get behind Haruyama. Still this really didn't do much for me on the whole.
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Post by: Ozmont on November 11, 2008, 09:40:30 PM
Hotta vs Haruyama wasnt very good. Too much garbage wrestling, which is fine, but not when it drags out to cliche spots and boring chain grinding. I actually sensed some crowd heat, which was what made me watch the whole freakin' thing.

I was glad Hyuga took the fall, and not just because it was to Tamura. Personally, Hyuga annoys me especially when she was the champ, and I was expecting that since this JWP, and her opponents are from NEO, and she was their ace etc. that she would get the predictable win. Surprised I was.

I dont like a lot of JWP wrestlers, mainly Hyuga, Ran and Arisa. I could do with seeing them get whooped a bunch of times.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 12, 2008, 12:23:41 PM
I kind of thought about it, and if you noticed, and pretty much all of the stiffest and semi-unsafe shots in the junior's match from JWP Pure-Slam were from Ohka and Arisa on Matsumoto. I'm wondering if they're like jealous of her. I mean though they do get nice pushes from their respective company, Hiroyo gets moonpushed by every company. She wins just about every tournament she's in, and has had title shots for both the NEO Tag Titles and the NEO/NWA All Pacific titles. It partially comes from her size(though a lot from talent) and I'm thinking that may have pissed Arisa and Ohka off, to where they wanted to make her look bad. Like what if the awkward wheelbarrow suplex was Arisa sandbagging Hiroyo?(Though it backfired in that it totally fucked up her knee.) And it seemed like Hiroyo was really reeling throughout the match, despite her being one of the stiffer juniors. I mean specific examples would be Ohka big boot to the corner, Arisa's running elbow that went right in her face in the corner, and Arisa nearly caving in Hiroyo's head with that missile dropkick.

Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but you never know.
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Post by: Eivion on November 12, 2008, 01:57:42 PM
Your putting too much thought into it.
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Post by: HybridOctopus.Ozaki-lover on November 16, 2008, 10:03:57 AM
this match was amazing!!!
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ5cZjElMeU&feature=related
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Post by: HybridOctopus.Ozaki-lover on November 16, 2008, 10:08:06 AM
okay does hiren have a finisher yet? and have any of you guys seen ran yu yu finish of anybody with that submission finisher she does? i seen her do it twice but i have never seen her beat anybody with it. but most of the time shen shes going for the submission she just turns it into that cradle pin.
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Post by: Fanboy on November 16, 2008, 10:26:02 AM
Hiren's finisher is her ankle lock submission manuever.  It just isn't successful very often.   *bwah
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Post by: HybridOctopus.Ozaki-lover on November 16, 2008, 01:40:45 PM
Hiren's finisher is her ankle lock submission manuever.  It just isn't successful very often.   *bwah
do you have a vid to it?
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Post by: Eivion on November 26, 2008, 01:42:18 AM
SENDAI 10/26/08, 5 vs. 5 Survival Match -  Ryo Mizunami, Hiren, DASH Chisako, Sendai Sachiko & Yukari Ishino vs. Misaki Ohata, Mio Shirai, Io Shirai, Mikado & Minori Makiba
Nothing special, but it won't make you go to sleep and one or two matches within were worthwhile. The highlights of this were easily DASH/Ohata & Sachiko/Io. Sachiko & Ohata were particularly impressive with what they brought in their respective matches which made their own encounter with each other all the more disappointing as it was used a a transition to the next fight. I believe Makiba and Ishino were the least experienced ones here which makes me wonder why they gave the two so much time. Their encounter wasn't bad, but it was pretty average rookie stuff though Makiba tried to show a bit behind beyond that at times. Mio's looking a bit better with her high flying stuff (though a bit ambitious with how far she can go) and both her and her sister are trying to show some attitude. Mio got screwed for time and was in here the least bit which is just sad considering how long Mikado was in. Mikado wasn't too bad, throwing her weight around and trying to heel things up. That said she's a bit too methodical while lacking real explosiveness in her attacks. Man though Hiren looks so much better than all of them it isn't funny. She displays a general confidence and attitude that tells you she knows what the hell she is doing or at least believes she does. She's obviously learning from her time in Oz Academy and hanging around in Ozaki's crew as she heeled it up here and displayed a nice bitchy personality. It will be great when Meiko finally actually does something with her. Not match worth watching for good wrestling, but definitely worth checking out if your into he SENDAI crew and are looking to see how they have grown. **1/4

SENDAI 10/26/08 - Meiko Satomura vs. Aja Kong
Satomura struggling to survive and make her big comeback with Aja throwing her weight around and really going after the formerly injured eye including a using a big sucker uraken at the beginning of the match. Good stuff. ***1/4
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 26, 2008, 07:20:36 PM
Aja v. Meiko 10/26 has supplanted Haruyama v. Hyuga from 4/29 as my Joshi Match of The Year (to date).

It hasn't been a great year for great Joshi. Good Joshi sure, but not great. Hell of all the matches I've watched this year I think only 3 are really MOTY worthy (and one of them most people might think I'm crazy on).

James Picks For MOTY:

1. SENDAI - Aja Kong v. Meiko Satomura 10/26/08
2. JWP - Kayoko Haruyama v. Azumi Hyuga (JWP Title) 4/29/08
3. JWP - KAZUKI/Keito v. Kaori Yoneyama/Tojuki Leon 9/23/08

I really hope the JWP tag tourney winner results in a good candidate come title match time (I really want to see Sakura/Yoneyama as a team).

James
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Post by: J.H. - Firmly Re-Dedicated to Yoneyama! on November 30, 2008, 07:49:13 PM
Watched the 6/21/08 Red Passion v. NEO 6 Woman Tag.

I had high hopes for this match but was let down and I lay the blame on the NEO side. Tamura was dull and unotivated and Aya Yuki was not the ideal person to put in there. Genki brought her A game though as she was determined to lariat everyone to death. On the Red Passion side, Natsuki and Kana were both fun as hell and I wish that they'd form a regular tag team already. I've turned the corner on Natsuki I must say, as she was just plain awesome and seems to have dropped being a spazz in favor of being lightning fast and more polished in the ring. Now more than ever I'd like to see her wrestle against Yoneyama or even, dare I dream, team with Yoneyama. The match made good use of Nanae, as she stayed out for most of it and gave the offense to Kana and Natsuki but when she finally made her big push at offense she pushed in a big way by having a lariat duel with Genki. I admit, Nanae isn't one of my favorites but she really put alot into this match, showing off her size and speed.   

A definite thumbs in the middle match. Big thumbs up if you love the Red Passion crew.

James
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Post by: LUKIE on December 03, 2008, 10:07:35 PM
Queen Bee 26/10/08

Natsuki Taioh vs Ayako Sato

Sato looked really funky here, but Taioh is still a midget. In fact, I really didn't like much of what Taioh was doin, and it was more really diggin the fire that Sato had. She has a great look, has a lot of passion and what not. The story of the match was that Taioh has deadly kicks (can she even reach Sato's head with her midget stumpy legs?) and thus, Sato kept diving in to keep hold of Taioh so as not let have the range to unleash the kicks. Unfortunately Sato just couldn't keep up the stamina, and thus Taioh was able to unleash, and one high kick later Sato was face down and counted out.

Cherry vs GAMI

This was way more fun then it had any right to be. Cherry attacked straight off the bat with a German Suplex, and tried to choke GAMI out. Pretty much all the match was Cherry desperately trying to keep GAMI grounded, and trying to choke her out with a Sleeper Hold. GAMI unleashed several times during the match, including a vicious Saito Suplex. Cherry also did this awesome roll through into an Armlock, which was brilliant. GAMI then hit some high impact offence to keep Cherry down then tapped her out.

Esui vs Mika

This was horrid. Esui had no right to be in this match, and Mika was too scared about hurting Esui with any semblance of force behind her strikes. Just horrid.

Kyoko Kimura vs AKINO

The match of the night for sure. Kimura's offence is perfect for the Bati Bati Style, while AKINO brought the never ending charisma. It just worked so well for both of them, and got very stiff for a while. AKINO and Kimura had a vicious slap battle. Kimura then completely dominated AKINO with big strikes and throws leaving AKINO for dead. Kimura just went to the well one to many times, and ate a Basement Dropkick, leading into an awesome finish roll through into a Stretch Muffler Hold. Very hot opening all the way through to the end. The near-end sequence was just really high end joshi stuff. Great, Great match.

Chihiro Oikawa vs Kana

By far Oikawa's best match to date. Kana was just on for this, and really helped bring Oikawa to the front. Oikawa through some good kicks, but those crappy soft ones are still there, notably when Kana was on the mat and Oikawa would go and play with her, basically. There was one vicious knee strike though which caught Kana pretty damn hard. It was great. Some really good flowing mat work, and the strikes weren't a let down. The ending strike to the face of Oikawa was pretty darn stiff, and all kudos to her for taking it. Very good match, showing Oikawa's massive growth.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 04, 2008, 07:15:53 AM
Yeah, taiyo has some weird donkey kicking ability. I remember her and Arisa going for a kick off, and her just owning Arisa.

Cherry seems like she's really good at adapting to the Bati Bati style, which is nice.

Last two matches sound awesome, since all 4 women are 4 I mark out for.
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Post by: Eivion on December 10, 2008, 11:05:28 PM
LLPW 10/5/08 - Shinobu Kandori & Toshie Uematsu vs. Mariko Yoshida & Esui
Decent light-hearted action match. First time seeing Esui, and I'm impressed. She had a nice little segment with Toshie where used Esui used her power and height to mock Toshie a bit. Esui wasn't in the match much, but whenever she hit the ring she looked good. Honestly she could probably be the monster some have spoken about joshi needing if she can find the hate, grumpiness, attitude, etc. within her. *3/4

NEO 8/23/08, NEO Japan Cup - Aya Yuki vs. Kana
What do these two have against each other? Stiffest I have seen either wrestle. Kana's kicks don't look that great, but they certainly come off as harder hits than Matsuo's. Should be interesting to see Kana in BattlArts. Anyways the match itself was ok. It was nice to see Kana in general branching out in her offense and showing a lot you don't normally see from her. Aya Yuki does her same old stuff, some works a bit better with the stiffness. I probably would have lost interest if they were stiffing each other though so its nothing to go out of one's way for per say. *

NEO 8/23, NEO Japan Cup, Red Zone - Haruka Matsuo vs. Kyoko Kimura
Kimura dominates Matsuo until the last few minutes where Matsuo makes her big comebacks. Solid stuff, especially in the second half where Kimura starts working over Matsuo's back. **1/4
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 16, 2008, 01:59:34 PM
Oz Academy Tag Titles: D-Fix vs Dynamite Kansai & Carlos Amano 2/3 Falls Hair vs Hair 8/10 Oz Academy Plum Mariko Memorial Show
Holy fucking crowd heat batman, D-Fix vs Amano/Kansai 2/3 falls Hair vs Hair  was amazing. Ozaki and KAORU were not just on top of their game, but that plus like a googleplex. The bumps were sick, the moves were stiff, the crowd was WHITE HOT, and we even had a fan in the audience get so riled up she started trying to slap KAORU until her father or some random guy pulled her back. My bloodlust was definitely quenched with the amount of stiff chair shots, table bumps, and chain moves. Dynamite Kansai was fucking amazing as the battered babyface. She was constantly using facials and interacting with the crowd. Like I said, every girl did their best to make the crowd react, and bumped like crazy in tribute of Plum Mariko. If Oz Academy ran every show at Korkuen Hall they might just be the best Fed in the world right now.*bwah ****1/4
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Post by: HybridOctopus.Ozaki-lover on December 24, 2008, 09:10:33 PM
Oz Academy Tag Titles: D-Fix vs Dynamite Kansai & Carlos Amano 2/3 Falls Hair vs Hair 8/10 Oz Academy Plum Mariko Memorial Show
Holy fucking crowd heat batman, D-Fix vs Amano/Kansai 2/3 falls Hair vs Hair  was amazing. Ozaki and KAORU were not just on top of their game, but that plus like a googleplex. The bumps were sick, the moves were stiff, the crowd was WHITE HOT, and we even had a fan in the audience get so riled up she started trying to slap KAORU until her father or some random guy pulled her back. My bloodlust was definitely quenched with the amount of stiff chair shots, table bumps, and chain moves. Dynamite Kansai was fucking amazing as the battered babyface. She was constantly using facials and interacting with the crowd. Like I said, every girl did their best to make the crowd react, and bumped like crazy in tribute of Plum Mariko. If Oz Academy ran every show at Korkuen Hall they might just be the best Fed in the world right now.*bwah ****1/4
i really loved that match!! i liked the part when Kansai pulled that thing of ozaki's head lol you could hear the crowd lol but really? what the hell was she thinking, having that hair cut? i was thinking to myself, we might be seeing ozaki bald for alot longer.... but i liked the way ozaki made me feel sorry for poor kansai  *wail i really felt sorry for her, i mean she lost twice in one night and her hair! but as if it couldnt get any worse, KAORU thought it was funny! you cant blame that person for wanting to slap her! because i did. but it was a cool ending, if you know KAORU uses the hurricanrana as her finisher *bwah
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Post by: Eivion on December 28, 2008, 04:47:38 PM
NEO 11/12/08 - Etsuko Mita vs. Emi Sakura vs. Makoto
The story here was Emi trying her damndest to get Makoto to turn on Mita. The finish was nice with Emi Mita into a small package with Makoto in front of her, accidenly giving Makoto the victory and pissing off Mita. This explain why we are getting that strange grudge match between the two at the end of year. Short and fun, watch it folks.

NEO 11/12/08 - Toshie Uematsu & Ray vs. Cherry & Shu Shibutani
Average *blush light-hearted action match.

NEO 11/12/08, NEO Tag Titles - Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki (c) vs. Kyoko Inoue & Hiroyo Matsumoto
Mediocre Mahcine Guns comedy mixed in with some ok action. Some cool spots happened in this and they of course came from the Inoue/Matsumoto side. I hope these two keep teaming in 09. *1/4

NEO 11/12/08, Triangle War - Tamura/Matsuo/Yuki vs. Takahashi/Taiyo/Kana vs. Kimura/Emoto/Nakagawa
NEO vs. Passion Red was an average action match. The submission victory from Matsuo went over well with the crowd. NEO vs. Revolution Amandola was a little better though RA's heel act leaves something to be desired. Still, I can't deny this was the first time I actually heard boos from the crowd for some of RA antics. RA vs. Passion Red was decent stuff, mainly full of nifty spots. On the whole a decent enough match, but it leaves a lot to be desired, mainly hate. There really just isn't enough emotion in these matches with RA. A hateful performance from any of the groups here would have added so much more. I'm noticing the lack of emotion being a problem in general with NEO. **1/2

NEO 11/12/08 - Misae Genki vs. Satoshi Kojima
Sort of your standard men's wrestling main event with the addition of the uphill battle for woman facing a man. The ending was nice enough with Genki struggling to get up from various Koji Cutters before Kojima finally releases the big lariat. Nothing great, but solid stuff with the crowd into it and behind Genki. **3/4
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Post by: DANgerous K on January 11, 2009, 06:25:34 AM
31/12/2008  NEO GRAND FINAL O8

Natsuki*Taiyo and Kana versus Yoshiko Tamura and Ayumi Kurihara.

This match was mainly interesting to me so I could see how Ayumi is now that she's back but it had some nice moments. Nice moments of attempted murder that is.  I could definitely see some grizzled guy in a raincoat with a gravelly Scottish accent taking down witness notes in his little notepad after this match.  "So Sir, what would you say her motivation for pulling the trigger may have been eh?" 

This was pretty much your basic Joshi competitive tag match, good quick action, with a couple of highlights coming in the form of the aforementioned homicide attempts.  Kana has clearly been developing her kick offence and hits a nice series on Tamura at one point before deciding she doesnt like where Tamura's head is positioned and tries to put it in the fifth row. Her Battlearts matches seem to be having an affect on her.  Kana markdom LEVEL UP!

Mostly however this seemed like a reintroduction to Kurihara for NEO, with her in there mostly eating offence and showing some grit and a couple of new moves.  That leads me to the next death move of the match.  Watch out for Kurihara using one of those trusty drop kicks on a Natsuki lying prone on the ropes.  How Natsuki doesn't go all Owl on everybody I don't know.  Feet directly to the Face!!!!

The only thing that lets the match down is that the ending gets all botchfull.  I can't tell if it's a rusty Ayumi not controlling herself well on Natsuki's first ligerbomb attempt and then on the final Taiyo*bomb attempt or Natsuki fucking up her half of it.  Natsuki doesn't leave much room for doubt by hitting a truly face erasing kick to the Kurihara.  She gives a prone Ayumi a little punt after the match and its hard to tell if she means it as "you're an idiot for making me have to cream your brains to protect us after that botch" or "thats what you get for fucking up my finish"!  Anyway, owwwwwww. If you like not having reconstructive surgery don't fuck up Natsuki's finish for gods sake.

Also, sounds like they are going to have a few teams gunning for the tag belts in the new year, including this couple of couples so that might be some fun stuff to look forward to and this match quite smartly leaves room for more to come from both.
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Post by: Osito on January 11, 2009, 08:19:13 AM
Nice review DANgerous K, finished is pretty sick atleast live. Can I ask where you found the match? or did you see it live?
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Post by: DANgerous K on January 11, 2009, 08:27:37 AM
Lenny put it up on his Ditch based site, just noticed it this morning.  Some of the other matches from the NEO show are on there.   And the effect is not lost on video at all.   *lukie
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Post by: Osito on January 11, 2009, 09:07:33 AM
Lenny put it up on his Ditch based site, just noticed it this morning.  Some of the other matches from the NEO show are on there.   And the effect is not lost on video at all.   *lukie

Awesome, thanks for that Dangerous K
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Fanboy on January 11, 2009, 05:21:32 PM
Devil Masami Show 12/30/2008

Super Heel Devil Masami, KAORU, & Dump Matsumoto vs Chigusa Nagayo, Meiko Satomura, & Yumiko Hotta: Chiggy and Dump are still mega-over with the crowd.  Having Meiko in the same match accentuates how middle-aged and flabby they are (and I'm old and flabby too, so there).  Meiko trying to get Dump up for a Death Valley Bomb was funny.  Meiko might be the strongest 5'3 woman in Japan, but she ain't lifting Dump.  I loved the post-match when Chiggy and Dump were still all serious and scowling at each other and Devil started laughing and just gave them a look like "It's over.  Just go hug each other already." Oh, and we have Hiren seconding Meiko in her red outfit.  She'll change into black Oz Army gear later.  *bwah  It's too bad Okuda wasn't there to be a second, at least.

DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko vs Ryo Mizunami & Yukari Ishino: I'm a sucker for Sendai Girls.  Some of this match was pretty reminiscent of old-school AJW rookie matches, so maybe this represents the start of Devil's career.  Ishino has only been around for a few months, but she gets nice height on her standing dropkick and did a fireman's carry/airplane spin/Samoan backdrop combo.  Of course, the Samoan backdrop looks more devastating when you are a big fat Samoan guy rather than a rather trim Japanese girl.  The sisters have some nice combo moves, including the finisher where Sachiko has Yukari cinched up for a German, Yukari is fighting it off, then DASH kicks her in the head, allowing Sachiko to get in the suplex.

Ray & Misaki Ohata vs Ayako Sato & Hanako Kobayashi: Kind of lame.  I'm not excited by either of the Ito Dojo girls.  Hanako's body press is really lame.  Ray did one spot that would have been really cool if it had worked, but instead was just kind of half-botched.

Yumi Ohka, Kana, Cherry, Moeka Haruhi  vs GAMI, Kyoko Kimura, Bullfight Sora, & Shu Shibutani: Too many people for a <10 minute match, but this was a lot more fun that I thought.  Emoto should try using half the charisma she uses for the Sora character when she works as herself.  I would have switched Shu & Kana around, but that's a minor quibble.  Ohka goes over GAMI clean, which was a nice unselfish piece of booking, to have Yumi win in probably the most watched WAVE match ever.

Misae Genki vs Yuki Miyazaki: Not bad at all.  Genki still has plenty left in the tank and there are others I'd rather see retire, but I think I can understand her desire to get out before she's too broken down.

Kayoko Haruyama, Command Bolshoi, & Kaori Yoneyama vs Azumi Hyuga, Arisa Nakajima, & Tojuki Leon: A very good sprint.  With ten minutes, everyone is rushing around to hit their spots.  Leon's Mad Splash to the outside is pretty crazy.  Yone-hontas was rocking the Native American gear.  Arisa lands a Cutie Special and a Foot Stomp, but then gets saved by the bell from being pinned by Kayoko.

Takako Inoue vs Noriyo Tateno: Worst match of the night.  Takako's pretty ordinary these days and Tateno is totally washed-up. 

Mayumi Ozaki & Manami Toyota vs Chikayo Nagashima & Sonoko Kato: A lot of action for ten minutes, basically a good GAEA tag sprint.  Oz and Manami attack and go to the crowd immediately.  Hiren and Takako get in lots of bonus shots on Chikayo, and Sonoko is a great sympathetic face-in-peril.

Devil Masami, Dynamite Kansai, & Carlos Amano vs Aja Kong, Toshie Uematsu, & Ran Yu-Yu: A nice final match.  Toshie got the crowd riled up and bumped her ass off a lot, and got rewarded with the pinfall after eating both the Liger Bomb and the Fire Valley and getting save by Ran both times.  Aja then killed Devil with an Uraken, allowing Toshie (who was still the legal competitor) to hit a Dragon Suplex.  Toshie looked like she was crying and didn't want to pin Devil, similar to Meiko in Chigusa's "final" match in 2005. 

Ceremony: Kandori is also way over with the crowd.  Japanese puro crowds are like me listening to satellite radio, stuck on the 80s and 90s. Moment of the ceremony was Toshiyo Yamada giving Devil bottles of booze, rather than flowers or old embarassing photos framed for posterity, like everyone else.  I think that was Devil's favorite present.

NEO 12/31/2008

Etsuko Mita vs Makoto: Pretty stupid, but kind of fun.  Makoto actually has some skills now, but is too skinny and puny to look credible against anyone. Mita carries Makoto back to the dressing room after Makoto redeems herself by kicking out of several moves before the Death Valley Bomb is too much.

Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara vs Natsuki*Taiyo & Kana: Wow, Natsuki and Kana have gone batshit crazy with their newfound love for BattlARTS/Queen Bee style.  They were kicking stiff as hell, especially that kick by Taiyo that knocked Ayumi into la-la land.  Natsuki needs to tone that down before she fucks someone up really bad.  Tamura was looking at Natsuki & Kana the whole match and I think she was thinking "WTF is wrong with these kids? Don't they know this is just a bullshit mid-card tag?"

Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki vs Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto: Kimura brings light tubes.  This ended up being a better match than RA vs LCO.  I think Kimura & Emoto have an easier time since they were the obvious heels in this match, plus Tanny & Yuki don't get protected like Mita & Shimoda do in NEO booking.  This might be the best Tanny performance I've seen ever.

Haven't watched Nanae vs Matsuo yet and haven't found any of the Genki matches online yet.

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Post by: Eivion on January 11, 2009, 08:25:22 PM
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Etsuko Mita vs Makoto: Pretty stupid, but kind of fun.  Makoto actually has some skills now, but is too skinny and puny to look credible against anyone. Mita carries Makoto back to the dressing room after Makoto redeems herself by kicking out of several moves before the Death Valley Bomb is too much.
I'm still trying to figure out why this wasn't the opener or something.

NEO 12/31/08 - Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara vs. Natsuki*Taiyo & Kana
Decent action match. Kurihara looked good, she doesn't give off the same feeling of rookie she did a year or two ago. I look forward to her continued growth. Natsuki was off in this though. Still fun match, worth a watch. **1/2

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Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara vs Natsuki*Taiyo & Kana: Wow, Natsuki and Kana have gone batshit crazy with their newfound love for BattlARTS/Queen Bee style.  They were kicking stiff as hell, especially that kick by Taiyo that knocked Ayumi into la-la land.  Natsuki needs to tone that down before she fucks someone up really bad.

Kana actually did tone it down compared to how she stiff she was when she first started trying a stiffer style. Natsuki's last brutal kick seemed to happen to cover her fuck up. She isn't looking as good as she was a year or two ago.

NEO 12/31/08, NEO Tag Titles - Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki (c) vs. Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto
Kimura's new hairdo makes me cry, but the end of the NEO Machine Guns terrifying tag title reign is almost enough to make up for it. Anyways the match actually had some decent stuff with the comedy almost being non-existent, both Guns bleeding, and RA actually doing some decent heeling. Still with Tanny in the ring a majority of the time the action didn't hit home as well as it could have. The light tubes also didn't come into ply very well. The best stuff easily comes when Miyazaki is finally in the ring against Kimura at the end. Nothing great, but a decent overall match I suppose. **1/2

NEO 12/31/08, NEO/NWA Women's Pacific Titles - Nanae Takahashi (c) vs. Haruka Matsuo
Matsuo is donning some new gear here. Not sure i would say it looks better than the old. Anyways, the match was pretty good with some solid action, a few cool big spots, and Matsuo doing a good job working over Nanae's arm. This might be the best NEO singles this year, well worth a watch. ***1/2
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 11, 2009, 08:56:08 PM
I actually thought Kurihara looked uber boring in that, other than that one homicidal kick she did on Taiyo.

And yeah Kana kicking Tamura's brains out definitely heightened my markdom for her. I love her little added bully tactics like kneeing Tamura in the back while she had her in the Dragon Sleeper.

I loved the JWP match. Arisa's foot stomp is becoming tops. The Cuty Special was a little awkward, but considering the size of Haruyama, I think she pulled it off well.

Best part of the opening match of the Devil Masami Retirement show was Chigusa and Dump bumping and having a stare down. The crowd instantlly erupted from that. It was awesome. Why do I have the feeling that a big portion of that crowd just came to see Chiggy back in action?
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Post by: DANgerous K on January 12, 2009, 03:24:32 AM

 Tamura was looking at Natsuki & Kana the whole match and I think she was thinking "WTF is wrong with these kids? Don't they know this is just a bullshit mid-card tag?"


That made me laugh.  I think you're right there JoshI.

I was quite impressed with Chiggy's weight loss.  The last show she produced, where she was singing all the entrance music she was pretty huge and I didn't expect her to get in the shape she was for Devil.  I wonder what happened to her idea to bring back the Big Red Belt :). 

Also, I thought that the Nanae/Matsuo match was pretty darn good.  It was smart to have the focus on Matsuo being able to potentially submit Nanea and the match was about the right length.  I like Matsuo a lot more since her title run.  She stepped up enough and her booking is well done imo. I don't think Matsuo is the best at looking like she's going to KO anybody and I think she plays to her strengths these days, which is being wily, speedy and persistent. 
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Post by: Mizztrezz on January 12, 2009, 07:59:54 PM
I enjoyed that old schoolers' match highly, I'll up the Super Heel Devil Masami, KAORU, & Dump Matsumoto vs Chigusa Nagayo, Meiko Satomura, & Yumiko Hotta as well as the OZ Academy match on both Veoh and TEH EVIL, because that's how much I love them, haha.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 13, 2009, 01:17:55 AM

 Tamura was looking at Natsuki & Kana the whole match and I think she was thinking "WTF is wrong with these kids? Don't they know this is just a bullshit mid-card tag?"


That made me laugh.  I think you're right there JoshI.

I was quite impressed with Chiggy's weight loss.  The last show she produced, where she was singing all the entrance music she was pretty huge and I didn't expect her to get in the shape she was for Devil.  I wonder what happened to her idea to bring back the Big Red Belt :). 

Also, I thought that the Nanae/Matsuo match was pretty darn good.  It was smart to have the focus on Matsuo being able to potentially submit Nanea and the match was about the right length.  I like Matsuo a lot more since her title run.  She stepped up enough and her booking is well done imo. I don't think Matsuo is the best at looking like she's going to KO anybody and I think she plays to her strengths these days, which is being wily, speedy and persistent. 

I really liked the match, but it had way too many of Matsuo's awkward kicks. I mean they at least looked like they actually hit hard, but that didn't make it look any less weird. And I still think Matsuo needs to put on some muscle mass, especially if she's gonna start trying a submission style. Still she's been really enjoyable last year.

I also think she should invent a straight up crossface chickenwing suplex, instead of just the avalanche version. That would be killer. And if she doesn't, I will. *bwah
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Post by: Eivion on January 16, 2009, 12:53:10 AM
NEO 12/31/08, With Special Guest Ref, Riho - Fuka, Tsukasa Fujimoto, & Hikari Shida vs. Emi Sakura, Hiroyo Matsumoto, & Aika Ando
Wow, Ice Ribbon Girls who aren't children or teenagers. I believe these are the model-types they started training at the end of last year I want to say. Lighthearted action like one might expect. Those Ice Ribbon girls didn't look very good though Fujimoto brought out an impressive move or two at the end. Fuuka herself didn't look that good either in the beginning though she got better as it went on and she was facing Emi and Matsumoto more. There was mediocre song and dance afterward that Fuuka and Riho decided to sit out on.

NEO 12/31/08 - Misae Genki vs. Aya Yuki
Both had some nice new gear for this that looked pretty nice. The match is about what you would expect with Aya Yuki  having a hell of time trying to bring Genki down with no great success. She did however survive more for one on her level by the end of this. Still considering Yuki isn't good or one of the more interesting rookies running around currently in joshi this on did so much for me. Decent enough I suppose, Genki did what she could for her medoice protege. *1/4

NEO 12/31/08 - Misae Genki vs. Amazing Kong
The two pound and charge into each other with a little brawling and table spot that will make you say Damn along the way. Good match. ***1/4

NEO 12/31/08 - Misae Genki vs. Kyoko Inoue
A lariat fest with a few big moves from Genki, but considering Inoue picks up where AK left off you couldn't expect something different. After this we had a nice retirement ceremony that saw gift giving, hugging, kissing, chopping, an appearance by Naruse formerly of NJPW, and baby stealing.
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Post by: Fanboy on January 16, 2009, 02:53:30 AM
NEO 12/31/08, With Special Guest Ref, Riho - Fuka, Tsukasa Fujimoto, & Hikari Shida vs. Emi Sakura, Hiroyo Matsumoto, & Aika Ando
Wow, Ice Ribbon Girls who aren't children or teenagers. I believe these are the model-types they started training at the end of last year I want to say. Lighthearted action like one might expect. Those Ice Ribbon girls didn't look very good though Fujimoto brought out an impressive move or two at the end. Fuuka herself didn't look that good either in the beginning though she got better as it went on and she was facing Emi and Matsumoto more. There was mediocre song and dance afterward that Fuuka and Riho decided to sit out on.

NEO 12/31/08 - Misae Genki vs. Aya Yuki
Both had some nice new gear for this that looked pretty nice. The match is about what you would expect with Aya Yuki  having a hell of time trying to bring Genki down with no great success. She did however survive more for one on her level by the end of this. Still considering Yuki isn't good or one of the more interesting rookies running around currently in joshi this on did so much for me. Decent enough I suppose, Genki did what she could for her medoice protege. *1/4

NEO 12/31/08 - Misae Genki vs. Amazing Kong
The two pound and charge into each other with a little brawling and table spot that will make you say Damn along the way. Good match. ***1/4

NEO 12/31/08 - Misae Genki vs. Kyoko Inoue
A lariat fest with a few big moves from Genki, but considering Inoue picks up where AK left off you couldn't expect something different. After this we had a nice retirement ceremony that saw gift giving, hugging, kissing, chopping, an appearance by Naruse formerly of NJPW, and baby stealing.

I agree with most of what you said here.  The Ice Ribbon idol match was awful.  I liked Makoto-Mita better and I would rather have seen the Tomoka-Shu and/or the Toshie/Aoi matches that apparently didn't air.  Those reality show girls are early JD Star athtress level and made Fuuka on an off day look like Jaguar Yokota.  The smartest thing Fuuka did was sit out the song/dance after the match.  Hiroyo looked like a huge clod trying to dance with the idols and Riho is getting dangerously close to losing cute little kid status and entering annoying tween territory.

As far as the Genki series, Aya Yuki just isn't very good, the Kong match was a great super-heavyweight battle featuring a crazy bump by Genki, and the Inoue match seemed to have an "lariat-o only" stipulation! It seemed like they were intentionally leaving the question open eternally as to whether or not Genki or Kyoko was better at the end, as Genki had the huge handicap of having gone through that brutal match with AK. 

Oh, and Baby ASARI was a trooper, but Baby Tamada (?) was obviously freaked out by Genki and the crowd and screamed his/her head off and the "gift" was quickly returned to mother.  And Genki was suitably disgusted after getting kissed on the lips by GAMI.
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Post by: Eivion on January 16, 2009, 03:50:23 AM
But she certainly didn't mind AK advances. Naruse didn't seem to mind Genki's too much either.
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Post by: Coffee on January 16, 2009, 10:14:32 PM
hiroyo matsumoto vs yoshiko tamura
NEO Japan Cup 2008, 08/09/2008


this match confirms that NEO's house shows are better than the aired ones (and they are not clipped too). tamura is in her usual bored self but still could manage to be badass and friggin' stiff. hiroyo added banshee screams to her repertoire. at first the crowd was dead and the funny thing about them is that while they're quiet during the great spots, they react more to the bitchslaps. i expect them to react to the nearfalls coz both girls managed to make the match matter as if their lives depended on it even if it's just a house show. it's brutal, it's fun, worth watching indeed.
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Post by: Madmaster on January 22, 2009, 11:21:34 AM

 Tamura was looking at Natsuki & Kana the whole match and I think she was thinking "WTF is wrong with these kids? Don't they know this is just a bullshit mid-card tag?"


That made me laugh.  I think you're right there JoshI.

I was quite impressed with Chiggy's weight loss.  The last show she produced, where she was singing all the entrance music she was pretty huge and I didn't expect her to get in the shape she was for Devil.  I wonder what happened to her idea to bring back the Big Red Belt :). 

Also, I thought that the Nanae/Matsuo match was pretty darn good.  It was smart to have the focus on Matsuo being able to potentially submit Nanea and the match was about the right length.  I like Matsuo a lot more since her title run.  She stepped up enough and her booking is well done imo. I don't think Matsuo is the best at looking like she's going to KO anybody and I think she plays to her strengths these days, which is being wily, speedy and persistent. 

I really liked the match, but it had way too many of Matsuo's awkward kicks. I mean they at least looked like they actually hit hard, but that didn't make it look any less weird. And I still think Matsuo needs to put on some muscle mass, especially if she's gonna start trying a submission style. Still she's been really enjoyable last year.

I also think she should invent a straight up crossface chickenwing suplex, instead of just the avalanche version. That would be killer. And if she doesn't, I will. *bwah



I'm afraid Tiger Mask IV beat you to it.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on February 03, 2009, 06:45:08 PM
Queen Bee 10/26/08 - Kyoko Kimura vs. AKINO
Average and kind of spotty in general. Way too many downs. Worst Kimura match I have sen in the BattlArts style though that isn't saying too much since this is only her third. Still she looked ok, it was more AKINO who I felt was too much about the moves at times and going for a down every little move she did. Disappointing.

Queen Bee 10/26/08 - Chihiro Oikawa vs. Kana
Some decent action here. Oikawa was the aggressor the majority of this with her trying to tap Kana out. The last few minutes was mainly strike exchanges between the two with Kana coming out on top usually. Oikawa needs to work on her strikes as they really started to looked pitiful towards the end. Ok match, nothing special. *1/4

BattlArts 11/16/08 - Chihiro Oikawa vs. Cherry
All mat work here with it taking until the last minute or two literally for either to really get the advantage over the other and go for a submission. Ok stuff, but not my style so this didn't do much for me. I prefer their first encounter.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on February 24, 2009, 03:10:14 PM
HIKARU & Mio Shirai vs. Saki Maemura & Io Shirai(Chickfight Sun 1/23/09)
This was surprisingly great. I'd say it was on par with a lot stuff done by veterans last year. It was just a super fun action fest. The Shirai sisters did show some greeness here, but luckily they got to work against each other which helped keep the rookie awkwardness to a minimum since they know each other so well. And while I wouldn't be surprised to see Saki come back at some point, I really think HIKARU's done with the way she fearlessly stiffed here. I mean she just annihilated every girl here with stiff shots. There was this one missile dropkick that looked like it about killed Io. But Io's a trooper and kept going. Mio was definitely the weak link here with a lot of awkward pauses, but she still did good and had some nice kicks. he has a weird german...I dunno if it was intentional or not, but it looked like something went wrong...I dunno. But anyway, extremely enjoyable action fest, which surprisingly had very little flips by Io, but was just as fun none the less. ***1/4
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Post by: Fanboy on February 25, 2009, 05:56:06 AM
HIKARU & Mio Shirai vs. Saki Maemura & Io Shirai(Chickfight Sun 1/23/09)
This was surprisingly great. I'd say it was on par with a lot stuff done by veterans last year. It was just a super fun action fest. The Shirai sisters did show some greeness here, but luckily they got to work against each other which helped keep the rookie awkwardness to a minimum since they know each other so well. And while I wouldn't be surprised to see Saki come back at some point, I really think HIKARU's done with the way she fearlessly stiffed here. I mean she just annihilated every girl here with stiff shots. There was this one missile dropkick that looked like it about killed Io. But Io's a trooper and kept going. Mio was definitely the weak link here with a lot of awkward pauses, but she still did good and had some nice kicks. he has a weird german...I dunno if it was intentional or not, but it looked like something went wrong...I dunno. But anyway, extremely enjoyable action fest, which surprisingly had very little flips by Io, but was just as fun none the less. ***1/4

I'm afraid that I'm not as enthusiastic about this match as you were.  It was the first '09 joshi match I've seen.  I agree that Mio's still not very good and she really should stop suplexing her sister unless she wants to kill her.  Mio's best role would probably be "heel who talks the talk but can't walk the walk", which will accentuate her strengths (i.e. her looks & attitude).  Io was fine but I've seen her be better.

I got bored in the middle of this match and for a while it looked like Hikaru had completely mentally checked out.  She did pick it up for the closing stretch (DAMN she tried to kill Io with that dropkick; Bob Holly called and said to be less stiff), but she seems quite ready to call it a day and leave wrestling behind.  I thought Saki was the best worker in the match.  I know she said that she had always planned on retiring young, but she still seems focused and I wouldn't be shocked if her retirement is short and she decides to come back and work with Passion Red/NEO (reunite with Nanae/Natsuki) and/or Ito Dojo (reunite with her dojo mates from AJW).
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on February 25, 2009, 07:08:16 AM
Same here. I think she only retired from Zero-1 because HIKARU was gonna get married and so there'd be no one to work against. I say give her a year or 2 and she'll be back.

Mio NEEDS to go to either Yoshida or BattleArts, because hell even Chihiro's twice the worker she is now. Mio's not horrible, but she's still awkward and really has trouble taking damage. I mean like there were points where she'd get stiffed by Io and she'd just check out, and even her running would get Diva bad. But she did have a few moments where she did good, I just think she needs a bit more training. And yeah she needs to properly be taught a german, because it looked like she killed Saki in that match. And not in the good stiff german way, in the unsafe improperly trained way.

Sakie and Io were good, though I've seen Io do better as you said. She seemed to hold back a bit, and didn't even do one springboard move which is weird for her.

Saki was awesome as usual. I hope she doesn't quit, because I could easily see her doing good elsewhere. Hell even JWP'd probably welcome her with open arms.

I know the match itself wasn't like super great, but it was a fun actionfest and the first new stuff we've gotten in over a month, so maybe that did influence my liking it so much, but it is what it is.
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Post by: Fanboy on February 27, 2009, 06:29:45 AM
desudesu has posted the JWP CLIMAX 2008 (12/28/08) and the OZ Academy WIZARD OF OZ (1/11/09) shows on DVDVR and SSS.  They are on megaupload.

I've watched part of the JWP so far (none of the OZ) and it's frankly been a disappointing show, although I still have the street fight and the main event and a few others to go.

Dress Up Wild Fight: Yumiko Hotta vs Arisa Nakajima

Even those this was the opener, I'm treating it like the semi-main event and haven't watched it yet.

Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misaki Ohata vs Pinkie Mayuka & Yukari Ishino

Pretty mediocre in its clipped form.  Hiroyo's new outfit is terrible; it looks like something Madusa Miceli or Bison Kimura would have worn in 1989.  Hiroyo and Yukari were the best in this match; I was unimpressed with Ohata or Mayuka.  Pinkie is completely unbelievable as any sort of threat to Hiroyo.  Ishino's a good athlete (she's the most athletic person in this match) and if she can get a persona beyond "eager rookie with bad haircut" she'll be good in a few years.  She did the Samoan Backdrop on Hiroyo.  It's still weird to see a fairly skinny 16-year old Japanese girl using that manuever.

Devil's Last Singles Match: Devil Masami vs Commando Bolshoi

Haven't watched yet.

Sachie Abe Return Match: Sachie Abe, KAZUKI, & Megumi Yabushita vs Kaori Yoneyama, Sakura Emi, & Aoi Kizuki


There's been some sort of mistake.  desu accidentally uploaded a crappy NEO/Ice Ribbon throwaway tag.  Oh, it is in JWP.  This was bad.  Yone couldn't save this match from being a giant hole of suck. They clowned around for a few minutes, then it was over on a roll-up.  This match did nothing for the Hotta Gundam vs JWP story, as Sachie & KAZUKI seemed to be in THE WANTED? comedy mode, except after the match when they remembered to go shove Kaori.

Meiko Satomura & Chikayo Nagashima vs Carlos Amano & Azumi Hyuga


There's been some sort of mistake. desu accidentally uploaded an average GAEA/OZ Academy throwaway tag. Obviously much better than the last match, but not as good as you should get from these four.  It's a watchable decent match, but nothing that would threaten a MOTY list.  It seemed pretty obvious that they want to save the true mano-a-mano showdown between Satomura & Hyuga for another show, possibly the "Yes We Can" show for the mid 90's girls that Carlos/Chikayo/Sonoko are producing in April.

JWP/Daily Sports Tag: Toshie Uematsu & Ran Yu-Yu vs Keito & Misae Genki

Again, more nostalgia than hatred going on.  It seems pretty clear to me that Genki & Keito must be good RL friends and wanted to tag one more time.  Keito did do a bit of her "Hotta Lite" kicker routine, which I kind of like.  I thought Ran was better than Toshie on this day.  Genki was solid, as always, but again not exactly a MOTY.

JWP Openweight Championship: Kayoko Haruyama vs Tojuki Leon

Haven't watched yet, but unless this is a ****+ star match or Hotta suprises the hell out of me in the streetfight, CLIMAX 2008 isn't living up to CLIMAX 2007 (Haruyama/Kuragaki vs Nanae/Natsuki, Hyuga vs Yoneyama) or CLIMAX 2006 (Hyuga vs Tamura broadway).

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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on February 28, 2009, 12:58:18 AM
Dress Up Wild Fight: Yumiko Hotta vs Arisa Nakajima
This just wasn't that good at all. The crowd was not into it in the least bit, and it was painfully obvious this was Arisa's first streetfight. There are a few redeemable moments, but unless you're a HUGE Arisa mark, then this is just not gonna be watchable. Even if you are, it's still not so good. **

Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misaki Ohata vs Pinkie Mayuka & Yukari Ishino
Damn those clippers to hell....cutting out any Ohata action *fu
Still I thought this was a good showing for Mayuka. Her workrate's really awesome, she just needs some maturing and experience. The match itself was very blah, and awkward in parts. *1/4

Devil's Last Singles Match: Devil Masami vs Commando Bolshoi
Not much to say. Bolshoi's good, but Masami's over the hill. They did what they could, but it still wasn't that much. *1/2

Sachie Abe Return Match: Sachie Abe, KAZUKI, & Megumi Yabushita vs Kaori Yoneyama, Sakura Emi, & Aoi Kizuki
I was right in predicting the amount of spazzitude emitting from team Spazzy Spazzy Saikyo No1 Team. But seriously, I thought these girls hated each other, and that Yabushita was on Bolshoi's side....whatever, this was some fun, but on a major show between two alliances it was a little irking. *

Meiko Satomura & Chikayo Nagashima vs Carlos Amano & Azumi Hyuga
This was very thowaway. It was decent in parts, but nothing that'll make you wanna go out of your way to see. Hyuga was off her game quite a bit, but considering this is just a few months after her return it's understandable. Carlos was her usual self. She's usually quality, but I'm just not a fan. Chikayo was a bit off her game too as was Meiko. It was weird how much these girls and the girls in the next match seemed so bleh and uncaring. Maybe they didn't want to take anything away from the main event, as normally these girls could probably steal the show from any event. **3/4


JWP/Daily Sports Tag: Toshie Uematsu & Ran Yu-Yu vs Keito & Misae Genki
This was alright, but still nothing great. I really don't have much to say, it's what you'd expect except they all seemed uncaring. Probably for the same reason as the last match.  **1/4

JWP Openweight Championship: Kayoko Haruyama vs Tojuki Leon
HOLY FUCK, this was good. In an event full of blehness these two put one hell of a motherfucking match. Usually I don't like Leon because she always spams the spear, but here she just flat out worked. She kept the spears to only when they made sense. She used all her athleticism to max effect. She did at least 1000 springboard moves in this match. And they tried to keep most of the work in the ring. No brawling, especially since they're on the same side, it was just pure worksmanship and it was great. And I must say Haruyama bumps fucking hard. I mean she takes some nasty bumps for a girl of any size, but especially considering her size. She was great as always. I wasn't a big fan of how fast the finish came, but I won't ruin it because it was a fucking awesome match, and by leaps and bouns LEON's performance of her career. ****1/4

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Post by: Fanboy on February 28, 2009, 06:54:39 AM
I watched the rest of JWP Climax 2008 (I reviewed much of it earlier).

Dress Up Wild Fight: Yumiko Hotta vs Arisa Nakajima

HOTTA YOU SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK!!!!!  I naively thought that Yumiko was going to be more motivated than usual to let the younger worker have something, since Arisa got her start during the final dayz of AtoZ.  Wrong-o.  The parts of the match that Hotta controlled (i.e. 95% of it) were slow, ponderous, dull, unimaginative, slow, dull, and boring.  I guess there's a reason that most of Hotta's best matches of her career involved someone her own size and age beating the crap out of her. Arisa, as the younger, smaller worker, seemed to be generally too intimidated to really lay into Hotta and I'm not sure that's really the story they wanted to tell.  There were a few good moments; just watch ELPS' new avatar for the best moment of the match.  This match made me regret voting for the Hotta Gundam vs JWP as feud of the year, as between this and the Abe/KAZUKI match, I'm down on the Hotta faction.

Devil's Last Singles Match: Devil Masami vs Commando Bolshoi

I liked it a bit more than ELPS, but I didn't have high expectations going in.  It clearly meant a lot to Bolshoi to have the honor of being Devil's final singles opponent. Some half-decent matwork and Devil must have known it was time to go as she couldn't finish Bolshoi off with the Fire Valley or the Liger Bomb.

JWP Openweight Championship: Kayoko Haruyama vs Tojuki Leon


This was freaking great and really saved the show.  Those JWP mid-carders really step it up when they get a shot at the title and they really make this championship feel like the most important belt in joshi puroresu.  Someone should tie Hotta down and force her to watch Haruyama matches and say "Look, it's OK to sometimes make the opponent look good as well." Nah, that would be useless.  Hotta's never going to be the bump queen that Kayoko is.  Haruyama's not as clinical and in control of her opponent way someone like Hyuga is, and she gets herself into bad situations and pays the price when her opponent hits a devastating move.  Kayoko's got the fighting spirit and heart, though, to get up from these nasty bumps and persevere.  This is probably a match of her life for Leon and Haruyama proved she can have a really good singles match without someone like Hyuga as her opponent.  Kayoko called Hyuga out after the match and I think the rematch in April is gonna be awesome.  With my December-November calendar, this is the very early JMOTY for 2009 and has set the bar pretty high for future matches.




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Post by: DANgerous K on February 28, 2009, 11:19:13 AM
JWP Openweight Championship: Kayoko Haruyama vs Tojuki Leon

Have to agree with the assesment of this match so far.  I have to be honest that I was not paying full attention to it whilst I had it on but I STILL enjoyed it.  I think the match started out with a little too many big hits and maybe finished that way as well but it was still well worked for the whole and, for a second, I bought one of the last falls even though I knew the result, which I always take as a sign of a good match. 

I haven't watched the OZ championship match yet, but that show suffered from the same things as the jwp show, a lot of lack of intensity and too much sloppiness. But they both had smaller crowds than usual, even with title matches on top and I think that played into them both seeming like they had a NOAH house show level of work. 

The following thought is of course a redundant one but I'm going to make it anyway.  What I would have liked to see in the Hotta/Arisa match is five minutes of Hotta no-selling and intensely being a bitch and then Arisa flipping and getting in a really good shot and then managing to dominate the crap out of Hotta for another five, before Hotta gets her feet under her, gets in a good counter and then just quickly annihilates Arisa in a quick succession of nearfalls and then the win on the fourth or fifth.  This may have required Arisa bringing something to the ring other than a pink chain that looked like it was for putting around the neck of a toy dog and about as scary an offensive weapon as a fluffy teddybear but there you go... 
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Post by: Eivion on March 16, 2009, 10:38:33 PM
Queen Bee 12/28/08 - Esui vs. Yoko Yamada
Esui didn't look all that impressive here with the weak strikes and atomic drops, but she did pull out out an impressive one-armed powerbomb towards the end. Yamada looked fine as expected and probably should have won this. Nothing particularly worthwhile unless you really must see a one-armed powerbomb into the turnbuckle (which you do need to see).

Queen bee 12/28/08 - Kyoko Kimura vs. Ray
Some decent enough action here. Kimura had some nice strikes and made Ray's weaker ones look ok. While Ray's kicks weren't all that she did have a nice punch towards the end. Ok match. *1/4

Queen Bee 12/28/08 - Fuuka vs. Natsuki Taiyo
Ok so all these other young joshi wrestlers who plan to work Queen Bee and try BattlArts style really need to see this damn match so Fuuka can show them how its done (including our newest BattlArts wrestler Oikawa). Fuuka was just great with the strikes and various take downs. She basically had Natsuki on the defensive a majority of this match with Natsuki did managing to break through occasionally and surprise Fuuka with few leg submissions. Natsuki even got a nice lower spin kick after failing to really put Fuuka down with her kicks before hand (its kind of sad seeing her try to kick Fuuka in the head when standing). Definitely the best out of the few women's BattlArts matches I have seen so far. Fuuka was just fantastic, and I really hope they bring her back this year (damn does that WAVE Oikawa match and her recent match against Kimura need to surface). ***1/4

Queen Bee 12/28/08 - AKINO & Chihiro Oikawa vs. Nanae Takahashi & Kana
You had some decent stuff happening here with bloody Oikawa adding a decent amount the last few minutes. Oikawa looked ok here though she still needs to improver her strikes (to be fair everyone's strikes look pitiful after watching Fuuka). Kana looked fine as usual. For someone out of her usual style Takahashi looked pretty decent. AKINO looked so much better here than she did the first show, not being so random and totally about the moves. Solid match. ***
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Post by: Eivion on March 17, 2009, 04:49:15 PM
JWP 12/28/08, JWP Openweight Title - Kayoko Haruyama (c) vs. Tojuki Leon
Non-stop action that takes while to really draw in, but once it does you can't take your eyes off it. Leon looked great and brought a lot to the table with some cool moves and counters, just throwing every thing she had in her arsenal against Haruyama. Good match. ***3/4

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Post by: Eivion on March 22, 2009, 09:04:43 AM
NEO 3/8, NEO Tag Titles - Kyoko Kimura & Etsuko Mita (c) vs. Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara
The focus here was purely on Kurihara. She took a nice beating from RA, sold Kimura stabbing her up nicely with the screams or being murdered, and brought the appropriate fire when she could against RA. Probably the best match RA has the last year or so. ***
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Post by: luckycleareyes on March 23, 2009, 12:46:35 PM
NEO 3/8, NEO Tag Titles - Kyoko Kimura & Etsuko Mita (c) vs. Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara
The focus here was purely on Kurihara. She took a nice beating from RA, sold Kimura stabbing her up nicely with the screams or being murdered, and brought the appropriate fire when she could against RA. Probably the best match RA has the last year or so. ***

Where is this match posted? I must've missed it somehow...
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Post by: Fanboy on March 23, 2009, 01:10:07 PM
NEO 3/8, NEO Tag Titles - Kyoko Kimura & Etsuko Mita (c) vs. Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara
The focus here was purely on Kurihara. She took a nice beating from RA, sold Kimura stabbing her up nicely with the screams or being murdered, and brought the appropriate fire when she could against RA. Probably the best match RA has the last year or so. ***

Where is this match posted? I must've missed it somehow...

Some Japanese guy posted it on Youtube.  The link is in the Ayumi thread.
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Post by: DANgerous K on March 28, 2009, 05:32:27 PM
Misaki Ohata vs Yoshiko Tamura(12/23/08)

Just watched this (as supplied by ELPS, big props mon!) after getting in to the house.  The first five or six minutes of this are Tamura versus shorter, younger girl.  You know what to expect.  But still, there I am mentally screaming at the screen.  "Come on Ohata,"  I am thinking, "You call those forearm shots?  Because, Tamura sure as hell doesn't.  She's just standing in the corner taking them like she's just contemplating going for a haircut or shopping for new blue eyeshadow - maybe metallic blue! - or when's the next time she's gonna get to pal around with Sakura and her Ice Ribbon kids because at least they hit harder!" 
      I can't help wanting Ohata to show some fighting spirit and make Tamura f*ing start to work.  And then I remember I'm watching Ohata. *deep breath* And then Ohata remembers she is Ohata and stops trying to play Tamura's game and makes Tamura play Ohata's game and then the match actually starts to get somewhere.  (Gotta love the running cross body to seated opponent.  SQUISH!  Why is it that Ohata just looks so damn WEIGHTY.  I don't mean shes overweight or anything but it's like despite her little frame the earth seems to have more of an effect on her than anybody in the whole world).        
          That seems to be a nice story telling element to this match that Ohata only starts to trouble Tamura when she starts wrestling her own way and doing the things that make her different.  Could have done without the first six minutes that just displayed her weaknesses but I liked the last six which showed she's building some strengths.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on March 28, 2009, 05:48:37 PM
I thought the elbows were fine. I mean you could hear some of them. And to me the match almost felt more like Ohata feeling herself out. Like kinda figuring out what she is as a wrestler. I do agree she was kinda trying to play Tamura's game, which really showed in the kicking segment. But still the first parts seemed like she was trying to see what she's about. And since it's Tamura she can practice her stiffing also. I mean the match itself wasn't all that good imo, but as a huge mark for her, it was nice to watch her try to figure herself out.
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Post by: Coffee on March 29, 2009, 12:47:17 AM
NEO 3/8, NEO Tag Titles - Kyoko Kimura & Etsuko Mita (c) vs. Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara
The focus here was purely on Kurihara. She took a nice beating from RA, sold Kimura stabbing her up nicely with the screams or being murdered, and brought the appropriate fire when she could against RA. Probably the best match RA has the last year or so. ***

Where is this match posted? I must've missed it somehow...

Some Japanese guy posted it on Youtube.  The link is in the Ayumi thread.

are you referring to etsuko mita or atsuko emoto?
anyway, linky link
xhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEIry25Vk6c&feature=PlayList&p=A755169375E3D1B8&index=0&playnext=1
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Post by: Eivion on March 30, 2009, 03:07:35 PM
NEO 3/8/09 - Aya Yuki, Hikari Shida, & Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Toshie Uematsu, Emi Sakura, & Hoshi Hamuko
Clipped to hell so all we got to see was Hamuko and Yuki going at it. Normally I would feel jipped except the two girl on Aya Yuki's side really sucked it last time I saw them. What was shown was relatively decent. Hamuko is a chunky midget, but seems like she might not be one of the shitty Ice Ribbon girls so I wouldn't mind seeing more of her. Aya Yuki really reminds me of Genki the way she looks currently and even gives ofa little of that big person presence in this until she starts wrestling like herself.

NEO 3/8/09 - Natsuki Taiyo & Kana vs. Fuka & Ray
The first five minute are clipped out, but whats shown is all action and pretty fun. Natsuki and Ray are both better when they aren't pretending to be kickers. Highlight had to be Fuuka vs. Kana which I hope we get to see the next Queen Bee show in May. *

NEO 3/8/09 - Haruka Matsuo vs. Yumi Ohka
Only 9 minutes of the draw are shown, but the action is pretty decent with a few nifty spots. These two work well together. Sad we won't get another singles between them. **

NEO 3/8/09 - Kyoko Inoue vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
Plenty of decent stuff from the handshake battle all the way up to the end with a portion of the match in the middle losing a little of my interest due to Inoue making things too easy for Matsumoto. Still the match picked up again eventually and the finish was a decent enough idea to put Matsumoto over with Inoue being forced to go for a flash pin to attain victory. No surprise in the slightest that these two won the tag belts together as Inoue really seems to like Matsumoto as she does her best here to put Matsumoto over. Decent enough match though a little disappointing. *3/4

NEO 3/8/09, NWA Women's Pacific Title & NEO Singles Title - Nanae Takahashi (c) vs. Yuki Miyazaki
Your standard worthwhile joshi title match with a lot action and some cool standout spots a long the way. Good match that makes you forget that Miyazaki is a Neo Machine Gun for a while. ***1/2
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Post by: Fanboy on March 31, 2009, 06:03:25 PM
I enjoyed the NEO March show and I'm not generally a fan of them.  I agree with most of Eivion's comments.

Tanny Mouse vs Aoi Kizuki
Ugh.  A waste of time unless watching Tanny and Aoi slap each other in the boobies for 4 minutes is your idea of fun.

Aya Yuki vs Hoshi Hamuko
They clipped this down to basically a singles match.  Yuki really does want to be Misae Genki.  Well, she can start by beating up a chunky spaz.  Hamuko does have nice energy and isn't worthless like the reality show idols.

Etsuko Mita vs Tomoka Nakagawa
Better then I expected.  It was basically a 3-on-1 (OK, 3-on-1.5) handicap match, as Kimura & Emoto were arrogant enough to come out to help Nakagawa and talk shit to Mita.  Makoto tried to help, but was ineffective as usual.  I like Kimura and Emoto randomly hitting ring girls, especially when Emoto just punted Aya Yuki off the ring apron when she was kneeling with the bucket after the match.  Mita's been around the block, though, and anticipated every one of R.A.'s dirty tricks and even got the win with a pretty sick Death Valley Bomb and then yells at them. She was in the LCO, you know.  I think NEO should put Aya Yuki with Mita, since Genki's gone.  Yuki's not ready for serious singles yet and Mita needs a credible partner.

Natsuki Taiyo & Kana vs Fuuka & Ray
I wanted more of Kana and Fuuka kicking each other.  I'm not much into Ray and Natsuki would be better off in a different match.  Ray beats Natsuki and yells at her afterwards.

Haruka Matsuo vs Yumi Ohka
Ditto Eivion.

Kyoko Inoue vs Hiroyo Matsumoto
I liked this better than Eivion.  I don't think it was Kyoko making things too easy as much as they are basically telling the story that Hiroyo is too young and too strong for the old lady.  So unlike every other Kyoko versus youngster match of the past decade, Kyoko has to depend on being a wily veteran to sneak out a desperate victory rather than just playing for 10 minutes and then killing the girl with the power move du jour.  Poor Aya Yuki must be sick watching Hiroyo get this push (although Matsumoto is obviously better).

Kyoko Kimura/Atsuko Emoto vs Yoshiko Tamura/Ayumi Kurihara
I talked about this when it made Youtube.  Ayumi is the perfect babyface-in-peril for R.A.  Even with her fairly limited moveset, Kurihara is much more interesting and fun to watch than many with a lot more ~MOVEZ!  Kimura and Emoto are suitably vicious and Tamura even stays focused even though this match isn't about her.

Nanae Takahashi vs Yuki Miyazaki
Nice big girl action match.

Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on March 31, 2009, 06:08:31 PM
I think Aya Yuki has the chance to be better. She really showed some cool stuff in her final match against Genki, she was just way too nervous and partly depressed to be anything but shaky and stuff in that match from the Genki retirement show.
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Post by: Fanboy on March 31, 2009, 06:35:40 PM
The OZ 2/22/2009 show

Super Heel Toshie Uematsu vs KAORU
Kind of cool but kind of weird, especially with Devil Masami sitting in the audience.  Toshie's white costume and black make-up is just weird and she came across as being uncomfortable with doing this gimmick.  Toshie really isn't very good at no-selling  *gah   She did a variation of the pre-match HHH water spit with red water.  Toshie survived a couple of Excaliburs and got the pin.  She then left the sword and the cross in the ring and it seems to me like this was a one-time thing and the gimmick is retired now.

Ran Yu-Yu & Hikaru vs Takako Inoue & Hiren
Not much shown and the match was ruined when Hikaru dislocated her elbow after a botched move from the top rope where she landed awkwardly and fell on her arm.   She was in obvious excruciating pain and the ref & AKINO were attending to her while Ran & Takako & Hiren were ad-libbing to cover up.  Eventually Hikaru ended up crying on the outside with a doctor attending to her and Ran ended up winning in what was probably a finish made up on the fly.

Manami Toyota vs Arisa Nakajima
Heavily clipped and what was shown was little more than a squash. Manami was obviously not in a playful mood this month, unlike the last show where she goofed around with Hiren and got herself pinned.  A waste, really, unless Arisa did some good stuff that's laying on GAORA's edit room floor.  I already known that Manami can do a Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex and I've seen it done a lot better before. One funny moment was Pinkie Mayuka, seconding Arisa, being completely confused when Hiren & Mika Nishio are distracting the incompetent referee Sachiko Ito while Toyota beats the crap out of Arisa with a chair.   I guess she never watched GAEA.

Carlos Amano & Tomoka Nakagawa vs AKINO & Ayumi Kurihara
OK match for what was shown, which was mostly Carlos vs Ayumi, with some trading of headbutts, but was most memorable for the postmatch. Ayumi pushing AKINO away and joining with Carlos after the match.  Carlos seems quite pleased with herself to recruit Kurihara, but Tomoka is insanely jealous and wants to kick the Kurihara's glorious ass.

Aja Kong & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs Chikayo Nagashima & Sonoko Kato
Hiroyo really is doing a good job as the 21st century Bison Kimura.  This isn't MOTY stuff, but a nice semi-main event with everyone doing their stuff and Chikayo getting a big pin on Aja. Hiroyo goes apeshit and Aja has that "You know I will eventually murder you for beating me" look that she gets everytime she loses a big match.

Dynamite Kansai vs Mayumi Ozaki
This was really good.  I was expecting to trash it, as I've been down on Ozaki the past few years.  Kansai's improved conditioning is a big help, and it seems Kansai can get the best out of Mayumi.  I know we all expected it to turn into a big run-in clusterfuck and it eventually did, but it was just a good one-on-one streetfight for a while.  Kansai and the OZ Regular Army showed up with the box of handcuffs again, so all of Mayumi's seconds were handcuffed, with Hiren locked to the ringpost and everyone linked to her.  Carlos & Chikayo & Sonoko & Tomoka were similarly handcuffed on the other side of the ring.  Cutie Suzuki and some old guy were entrusted with the key.  There was a cool spot where Ozaki got Dynamite out of the ring into the area where her gang was handcuffed and they kicked the shit out of Dynamite.  Ozaki eventually beat up the old guy and got the key and unlocked her crew.  They annihilated Kansai for a while, including a big bladejob, before Cutie couldn't take it anymore and unlocked the OZ Regulars. Chaos then ensued, but better than the crappy tournament from last fall.  We got a use of lighttubes by Oz on Kansai as she was desperately trying to finish her off, but then a powder board was used for Kansai's Green Fall victory.  Ozaki really was channeling her past glory and came off as the dominant bully.

Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Fanboy on March 31, 2009, 07:00:50 PM
Reviews of Brief Clips (check the Youtube thread)

JWP 3/29 (It's all about hyping the MANIA-X show on 4/12)

Pinkie Mayuka vs Tomoka Nakagawa
Pinkie gets some offense, but loses anyway to the ground level lariat.  Kyoko Kimura then shows up and kicks Pinkie's ass and talks smack.  Arisa Nakajima answers the call.  No one gets away with disrespecting JWP on Arisa's watch.

Kayoko Haruyama & Tojuki Leon vs Azumi Hyuga & Kaori Yoneyama

Kayoko & Azumi hit big moves on each other.  Yoneyama comes in.  Kayoko kicks her butt, then Leon pins her. Hyuga talks shit to Kayoko.  Kayoko is not scared.

Command Bolshoi & Megumi Yabushita vs Toshie Uematsu & Ran Yu-Yu

It's mostly Toshie & Megumi for the 1st two falls.  Ran hits an uppercut, leading to a Toshie dragon suplex for the 1st fall.  Yabu then shows off her judo skills and makes Toshie tap out to a Cross Armbreaker.  Bolshoi gets a suplex for a near fall, Ran's elbow gets 2.9, but the Limelight (similar to a Momoracci) wins it for Bolshoi & Yabushita.  Bolshoi then calls Hotta out and they exchange pleasantries. 

SENDAI 3/29 (Second Round of Jaja Uma Tournament)

Sendai Sachiko vs Yoko Yamada

Sachiko likes forearms to the boobie region.  Yamada likes to kick. Yamada tries a crossface, but eventually Sachiko catches her in a Wakigatame for the submission win.

Misaki Ohata vs Hanako Kobayashi

Near fall mania.  It goes the full twenty minutes and Ohata advances because she weighs less.

Ryo Mizunami vs Chihiro Oikawa

Chihiro likes to kick. Miz uses a hip drop and then the diving guillotine drop for the win.

Esui vs DASH Chisako

They must have clipped the inevitable test of strength where Esui holds up her arm in a place DASH could only reach with a stepladder. Esui does some bodyslams, an awful giant swing, some pretty bad Mongolian chops, and then sends Chisako to the chiropractor with a chokeslam.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Fanboy on April 06, 2009, 04:10:02 PM
Quick Reviews of S-Arena Clips on Youtube (JiangdaoM1976)

WAVE 4/4/2009

Toshie Uematsu 35th Birthday Battle Royale: Ran's having a ball with the spiky hair.  Moeka's the only one that can fit into Toshie's rookie swimsuit.  Ugh, GAMI can't fit into any of Toshie's outfits, but still tries.  I think she's more Chigusa Nagayo size.  Toshie shoves GAMI to the floor when she tries the HHH water blow.  The match ends as Toshie hits a missile dropkick on Moeka, then gets suplexed by Bullfight Sora into a jackknife hold and Moeka does her own jackknife to poach the victory and win the DDT comedy belt.

Mio & Io Shirai vs Cherry & Apple Miyuki: This is the semifinals of the junior tag tournament.  Io hits a 619.  Geez, lots of people cop that move.  Mistaken dropkick by Cherry results in Mio pinning Apple.  Shirai girls talk smack backstage.  I think they are promising to win the new belts.

Yumi Ohka 30th Birthday Match vs Nanae Takahashi: We know who wins. Big boot from Ohka, power moves and dive through 2nd rope from Nanae.  Nearfalls and backdrop from Ohka.  Not enough. Lariat-o and Nanaracka FTW!  Yumi gets cake in the face from GAMI.

IBUKI 4/5/2009

Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misaki Ohata vs DASH Chisako & Yukari Ishino: Our 21st Century Bison Kimura comes with her three belts.  Chisako doesn't seem impressed and smacks Hiroyo in the face.  Ishino eats a flying body press from Ohata for near fall.  Ishino gets Hiroyo up for an impressive airplane spin/Samoan Backdrop combo, followed by Chisako hitting Hiroyo with a Frogsplash and Yukari gets a long two count barely broken up by Misaki.  Ishino gets to die in a backdrop for her trouble.  Postmatch features DASH talking trash to Hiroyo (I think asking for a title shot) which seems to really piss Ohata off.  They scrap and it's broken up.  Backstage, Chisako seems to not be bothered over the trouble she's caused.  DASH has a surprisingly low voice for such a runt.  Ohata has a match with Sachiko in the Jaja Uma tournament and I don't think 3S vs Cross Sisters is close to being over. 

Tomoka Nakagawa vs Ayumi Kurihara:  I think this is the Cameltoe Championship. Me thinks Tomoka no like Ayumi.  I guess she doesn't read this board.  Ayumi flies to the ring floor.  Australian Strong Arm from Tomoka.  Ayumi cinches in an armbar and gets a near submission, but Nakagawa gets out and gets the cradle for the win!

Ray & Natsuki*Taiyo vs Shu Shibutani & Fuuka: Ray and Natsuki are facing each other for NEO's new High Speed Championship, a secondary belt for high fliers that seems to be similar to the old AJW Super Lightweight or Sky High of ARSION championships. Lots of spots.  Shu does a senton from the top rope.  Fuuka flies around. This isn't no Queen Bee kick-each-other-in-the-vajayjay-match, but is mostly a vehicle for Ray to show us that she's the 21st Century Chapparita ASARI, including the debut of her version of the Sky Twister Press. 
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Fanboy on April 09, 2009, 01:44:45 PM
More Quickie Reviews-today it's clips of NEO-CORE from 4/7/2009 at Itabashi Green Hall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKVRJiMVPh4

High Speed Starting Gate: Ray, Ayako Sato, & Io Shirai vs Natsuki*Taiyo, Toshie Uematsu, & Tojuki Leon

This match is the introduction of the new High Speed division, sort of a spot-monkey division with a new secondary belt to be won at the May 5th show.  Ray and Natsuki are in the first title match and this revolves mainly around them.  Lots of ~MOVEZ. Natsuki did a Rolling Cradle.  She did watch lots of Zenjo after all and must have seen Manami in some matches.  Natsuki has Ray pinned if the match lasted 15:01, but the time-limit saves Ray.

Kyoko Inoue, Etsuko Mita, & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs Kyoko Kimura, Atsuko Emoto, & Tomoka Nakagawa

Big Momma & 21st Century Bison Kimura recently won the NEO tag titles from the 21st Century LCO (Kimura & Emoto).  Half of the 20th Century LCO and the All-Pacific Cameltoe Champion are along for the ride. Revolucion Amandola needs to get some heat back after dropping the belts and they get it.  Hiroyo is trying to set up Tomoka for the Backdrop That Kills Young Careers, but Nakagawa counters and gets the pin.  A nice win for her to hopefully get her out of junior mode and into solid mid-carder mode.

Haruka Matsuo & Takashi Sasaki vs Yuki Miyazaki & Yoshihito Sasaki

Silly mixed tag match.  Haruka and her partner are dressed up as players from the Yokohama BayStars, with silly little toy bats.  Takashi "pitches" to Haruka, who hits one to deep left field, she rounds the "bases" and does the baseball slide into Yoshihito.  Yuki depantses Takashi and does the Sexy Tank Stretch on him.  A Dragon Suplex gives Haruka the win.  Her partner sure has lots of nasty cuts and scars.  No lighttubes today, just plastic wiffleball bats.

Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara vs Nanae Takahashi & Kana

TamuKuri are getting a tag title shot AND Tamura is getting a singles championship match against Nanae.  I guess Kana has to job.  I'll book her against Tomoka for the All-Pacific Cameltoe Championship.  The end sequence is pretty tough as Ayumi backdrops Nanae (!!!), then stiffs Kana in the face with a low dropkick, drops Kana square on her pretty head with not the best backdrop, then poor Kana gets BobHolly'd as Tamura hits the Patriot Buster/Alabama Slam finisher and arrogantly sits on her for the pin.


Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on April 09, 2009, 02:10:56 PM
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drops Kana square on her pretty head with not the best backdrop
That wasn't a backdrop, that was an uranage.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Fanboy on April 09, 2009, 02:20:32 PM
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drops Kana square on her pretty head with not the best backdrop
That wasn't a backdrop, that was an uranage.

You're right.  I was trying too hard to be funny and I slipped into Michael Cole level accuracy with move names.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on April 09, 2009, 05:37:48 PM
Honestly I was not a fan of that Oz Title Match. I preferred D-Fix vs Amano/Kansai so much more....I dunno, just the energy, the eclectic us of the Oz Army, and every girl's charisma...The Kansai/Ozaki just felt too long and the drama just felt too under the top.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: cainan on April 10, 2009, 01:54:10 PM
I recently saw the AKINO/Minoru Suzuki team when they faced El Blazer and..i forget her name...it was cut quite abit but Suzuki dominated the match and i loved it at the end where he and AKINO slapped each other round the head
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on April 12, 2009, 03:54:38 AM
Manami Toyota & Blizzard Yuki vs Kyoko Inoue & Aja Kong(WPM Bridge Of Dreams, All-Star Battle In Tokyo Dome 4/02/95)
This was a good match, but it didn't have the Tokyo Dome level feel to it....I dunno, it just seemed like a Korakuen Hall semi-main event or something. It wasn't bad by any means, just not great. There was some awkwardness at the beginning, but they caught their groove towards the middle. There was some really great stuff towards the end, but it still felt like they didn't rise to the occasion like they did in the Big Egg Universe show or later in the '02 dome show. Still it is worth watching since it is the ever elusive case of Joshi in the Dome. ***3/4
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on April 16, 2009, 11:00:32 AM
Fuuka Matsuri 10/19/08 - Fuuka vs. Mariko Yoshida
Started out with mostly mat work in the first half with it breaking into the harder hitting stuff the second. They keep things moving and interesting with the match especially getting good the last few minutes. Pretty decent match though these two were surprisingly loose during a lot of this. **1/2

NEO 12/23/08 - Nanae Takahashi & Natsuki*Taiyo vs Haruka Matsuo & Aoi Kizuki
Didn't start off too interesting, got better as it went along, then was sort of just there by the end. Ok match. Aoi had a decent segment with Nanae that stood out while Nanae and Haruka looked pretty solid together. Haven't seen Aoi since she came back from injury. She looked ok here. Wouldn't mind seeing her in more semi-serious matches. *3/4

Z1 1/23/09 - Hikaru & Mio Shirai vs. Saki Maemura & Io Shirai
Plenty of decent action with a nice spot or two. I'm going to be pissed if Saki hasn't taught someone that hurricanrana DDT/piledriver move she did to Hikaru. Not horribly flashy, but it was nice and memorable. Mio seems to have improved as she got a decent amount of time in this one with none of her parts being clipped out like it has been in the past with her. She hit her stuff and kept things moving along fine. Decent match. **1/4
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: rzombie1988 on April 16, 2009, 06:31:30 PM
Fuuka Matsuri 10/19/08 - Fuuka vs. Mariko Yoshida
Started out with mostly mat work in the first half with it breaking into the harder hitting stuff the second. They keep things moving and interesting with the match especially getting good the last few minutes. Pretty decent match though these two were surprisingly loose during a lot of this. **1/2

NEO 12/23/08 - Nanae Takahashi & Natsuki*Taiyo vs Haruka Matsuo & Aoi Kizuki
Didn't start off too interesting, got better as it went along, then was sort of just there by the end. Ok match. Aoi had a decent segment with Nanae that stood out while Nanae and Haruka looked pretty solid together. Haven't seen Aoi since she came back from injury. She looked ok here. Wouldn't mind seeing her in more semi-serious matches. *3/4

Z1 1/23/09 - Hikaru & Mio Shirai vs. Saki Maemura & Io Shirai
Plenty of decent action with a nice spot or two. I'm going to be pissed if Saki hasn't taught someone that hurricanrana DDT/piledriver move she did to Hikaru. Not horribly flashy, but it was nice and memorable. Mio seems to have improved as she got a decent amount of time in this one with none of her parts being clipped out like it has been in the past with her. She hit her stuff and kept things moving along fine. Decent match. **1/4
I'm pretty sure Saki taught the piledriver hurricanranna move to one of the Shirais.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on April 17, 2009, 05:56:59 AM
Fuuka Matsuri 10/19/08 - Fuuka vs. Mariko Yoshida
Started out with mostly mat work in the first half with it breaking into the harder hitting stuff the second. They keep things moving and interesting with the match especially getting good the last few minutes. Pretty decent match though these two were surprisingly loose during a lot of this. **1/2

NEO 12/23/08 - Nanae Takahashi & Natsuki*Taiyo vs Haruka Matsuo & Aoi Kizuki
Didn't start off too interesting, got better as it went along, then was sort of just there by the end. Ok match. Aoi had a decent segment with Nanae that stood out while Nanae and Haruka looked pretty solid together. Haven't seen Aoi since she came back from injury. She looked ok here. Wouldn't mind seeing her in more semi-serious matches. *3/4

Z1 1/23/09 - Hikaru & Mio Shirai vs. Saki Maemura & Io Shirai
Plenty of decent action with a nice spot or two. I'm going to be pissed if Saki hasn't taught someone that hurricanrana DDT/piledriver move she did to Hikaru. Not horribly flashy, but it was nice and memorable. Mio seems to have improved as she got a decent amount of time in this one with none of her parts being clipped out like it has been in the past with her. She hit her stuff and kept things moving along fine. Decent match. **1/4
I'm pretty sure Saki taught the piledriver hurricanranna move to one of the Shirais.

Yeah, to Io.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Fanboy on April 20, 2009, 06:39:39 AM
Quickie Reviews

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuAvZorxd5A

JWP MANIA-X 4/12/2009

Kyoko Kimura & Tomoka Nakagawa vs Arisa Nakajima & Pinkie Mayuka

Kimura throws Nakajima into rows of empty chairs.  They get back in the ring and exchange forearms to the boobies.  SLAP FIGHT, then the Cutie Special gets a two-count.  Pinkie does a diving elbow and Arisa a diving footstomp to Kimura.  Pinkie tries to make Kimura submit, but Tomoka comes in with a Lance Storm chairshot.  Pinkie gets doubleteamed and the Big Boot/Strong Arm combo finishes her off. 

Yumiko Hotta & Keito (c) vs Command Bolshoi & Megumi Yabushita, JWP Tag Team championship

There's a no rope breaks stipulation, so Bolshoi & Yabu are going for submissions.  A staredown between Hotta and Bolshoi, with Hotta grabbing Bolshoi's big red nose.  Command doesn't seem to be in a mood to clown around today. They go to the outside for Hotta's tiresome tour of the tables of Korakeun Hall routine.  They get back in the ring, Hotta has Megumi in a hold, and Bolshoi decides to play "Punt the Old Bitch" and break up the hold.  Hotta hits Keito with a chair by mistake, Bolshoi hits Hotta with the same chair not by mistake. Finally Bolshoi rolls up Hotta for the win and tells Yumiko to take a hike.  You are out of JWP, Hotta!  Keito & KAZUKI & Sachie Abe are cute storming off like little kids that had recess taken away from them. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4I3N6e2xbo

Kayoko Haruyama (c) vs Azumi Hyuga, JWP Openweight Championship

Hyuga has no excuses this time if she loses.  Kayoko screams a lot and throws lariats and kicks.  Kayoko likes crazy bumps and does a somersaulting guillotine drop.  Hyuga reaches into her repetoire, with suplexes, the Spider German Suplex, and the Michinoku Driver II.  More stiff lariats from Kayoko.  The Keene Hammer keeps the title.  It's a huge ORANGE celebration.  Kyoko Kimura shows up to ruin the fun and tries to start a fight.  Arisa jumps to Haruyama's defense and Kimura is the next challenger.  Kayoko is not worried. 


WAVE 4/15/2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRTCynBbSHI

DDT Iron Man Heavy Metal Championshiop: Moeka Haruhi (c) vs Bullfight Sora

Bullfight Sora tries to trick Moeka by attacking her during the ring entrances. It doesn't work and Haruhi gets the victory.  Sora then rolls her up and wins the belt during Haruhi's celebration. Cherry whacks the cow in the head with a plastic bat to win the title and incur the rath of animal rights activists.  Cherry and Sora talk and seem to reach some sort of understanding.  Cherry leaves the ring with her belt and sneaky Toshie Uematsu gets her for the win. 

Toshie Uematsu & Ran Yu-Yu vs Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki

This is Toshie's 14th Anniversary match.  Chigusa Nagayo must be so proud. It's the light comedy action/tomfoolery one would expect.  Toshie rolls up Tanny for the win.

Yumi Ohka, Haruka Matsuo, & Saki Maemura vs Shu Shibutani, Ayumi Kurihara, & Ayako Sato

Triple dropkicks from Okha and the girls retiring soon.  They play to the crowd. Saki & Ayako Sato reinact the same AJW rookie match Sato's been doing for all seven years of her career.  Sato was really hoping some of those people that she saw on AJW Classics would retire before they hit the mandatory 56 year old retirement age, but it's people her own age that are leaving. Okha's Tiger Suplex on Shibutani ends it.

Ito Dojo 4/19/2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmAcyRMDYUk

A rare set of clips from an Ito Dojo show.  These shows never seem to end up in Jeff Lynch's hands.  I was hoping for that elusive Tomoko Morii or Aki Kanbayashi sighting, but alas, it's all about THE Ayako!

Ayako Hamada & Kaoru Ito vs Sonoko Kato & Harley Saito

In one of Ayako's final matches in Japan before joining T! N! A! and likely getting a stupid gimmick and name change, she faces the random team of Sonoko's Ba-donk-a-donk and Harley Saito working outside of LLPW for the first time in 76 years.  Sonoko uses butt-based offense, as her ass is bigger than the asses of all of The Beautiful People put together. Ayako hits an AP Cross on Harley to win.  Then Daddy Hamada shows up and makes Ayako cry.  Then they have a match and Daddy makes Ayako tap out to a Cross Armbreaker.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Fanboy on April 20, 2009, 03:35:09 PM
More quickie reviews-I'll refer you to the Youtube Catch of the Day thread for links.

Sendai Girls Jaja Uma Tournament 4/19/2009

Semifinal: Sendai Sachiko vs Misaki Ohata

Sachiko drills Misaki with dropkicks and a swinging DDT. Ohata tries various cradles.  Sachiko kills Ohata with a textbook German suplex hold for the win.

Semifinal: Ryo Mizunami vs Esui

The Miz seems to be in a foul mood today and gets in Esui's grill.  Esui is still awkward and mixes decent looking big girl moments with really bad looking screw-ups.  Lioness Asuka and Kyoko Inoue cry when Esui tries to do a Giant Swing.  Miz gets thrown down awkwardly and seems pissed off.  Esui gets to suffer the shoulder driver/rolling submission manuever thing-y that Miz does.

Meiko Satomura & Yukari Ishino vs Chihiro Oikawa & Minori Makiba

Makiba has her back turned when the bell rings.  Ishino immediately drills her in the back with a dropkick.  This isn't Ice Ribbon, dear.  These Sendai Girls are killers when Mother Superior Meiko lets them out of the nunnery to have a match.  Meiko and Yukari throw Minori around like a sack of potatoes.  Meiko and Chihiro kick the fuck out of each other.  Chihiro tries to rip Yukari's arm off. Ishino hits the Airplane Spin/Samoan Backdrop combo for her first pinfall victory!

Final: Sendai Sachiko vs Ryo Mizunami

The Miz is still in a bad mood.  They bruise each others boobie regions with forearms.  Miz hits a guillotine drop and goes up to the top rope again, but Sachiko catches her for a sick suplex. A DDT, moonsault, two "sweet chin music" type high kicks (although Sachiko does it in the flow of the match, rather than setting it up for 2 minutes) and another sweet German get Sachiko the tournament victory.  She bawls her eyes out during the trophy ceremony.  It's so cute when the girls care about fake fighting.

JWP "Pure Hurricane 2009" 4/19/2009

We are at the bowling alley in Fukuoka, i.e. Hakata Star Lanes.  Kayoko Haruyama is in her hometown and is mega-over.  It's clear that Kayoko's getting treated as the star of JWP these days. 

Saki Maemura vs Arisa Nakajima

Nice little match.  It's too bad Saki has decided to quit rather than join a real promotion.  Arisa does her typical arsenal (Cutie Special, Diving Foot Stomp).  Saki gets the win with a near fall from a Fisherman's Buster and the win with the Never Give Up! roll-up. 

Tojuki Leon vs Ayumi Kurihara

Look who is in the front row.  It's Michiko Omukai and her little boy.  He's wearing a very smart little outfit with a "Mysterio Mini" shirt.  No child of the "egoist" is going to look bad in public.  Leon and Kurihara fly around, showing off to Michiko.  Leon wins with the Mad Splash.  Kyoko Kimura is such an evil wench, as she breaks up the happy happy moments with Michiko & son.  It looks like Leon and Kimura will hook up at the Golden Week JWP show. 

Kayoko Haruyama, Command Bolshoi, & Kaori Yoneyama vs Azumi Hyuga, Tsubasa Kuragaki, & Aja Kong

The crowd loves Kayoko.  This is a action-packed hit your MOVEZ sort of match.  Kayoko and Aja test each other's power and scream at each other.  Haruyama is wondering why this old woman thinks she's the best? I wonder how much it cost to get Aja to agree to take a 619 from Bolshoi?  Kuragaki is wondering why she's playing the role of "girl who eats everyone else's offense" today with Kaori Yoneyama in the match.  Yone hits a cool senton.  Kuragaki eats a guillotine drop and finally a Keene Hammer and the crowd goes home happy.

NEO "STRONGHOLD AREA1" 4/19/2009

Also from the bowling alley.  Kyoko picks up a spare in the 10th frame to edge Etsuko Mita for the NEO bowling championship while Tamura and Miyazaki chug pitchers of beer (OK, not really).

Nagisa Nozaki vs Aya Yuki

Yuki's trying hard to be the next Misae Genki. Nozaki's back from her knee injury and her job's to be the pretty slim girl, i.e. the next Haruka Matsuo.  Basic action ends with a Diving Elbow Drop and a rare win for Aya.

Nozomi Dai vs Tanny Mouse

Dai is the rookie in her hometown back from injury as well.  This is my first glimpse of her and she seems more athletic than Nozaki.  Dai has a nice dropkick, but falls victim to a Tanny Butt/Crab Hold.

Revolucion Amandola vs Passion Red

The beginning of the match is "Kill Tomoka".  Kana and Natsuki scare me.  They like to work snug.  Then it's creative use of a rolling dolly as R.A. tries to mess Nanae up.  Natsuki hits a Taiyo*Bomb on Emoto, it's broken up, and we hit the time limit.  This doesn't stop anyone from trying to kill each other.

Manami Toyota vs Haruka Matsuo

Toyota delivers her usual schtick.  Matsuo does decide to duck out of the way instead of taking the dropkick to the back when she was tied up in the ropes.  She's retiring in a few weeks and said "fuck it" to that move.  Manami's Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex really sucks these days.  That move is what should be retiring.

NEO Tag Team Championship: Kyoko Inoue & Hiroyo Matsumoto (c) vs Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara

Hiroyo thinks she's a real bad ass with all of those belts.  Tamura and Ayumi hit some offense on Big Momma.  Kurihara's built like a linebacker these days.  Inoue's build like a nose guard.  Tight end Hiroyo is getting better with the backdrop and doesn't kill Ayumi with it.  Fullback Tamura goes for a backdrop ride as well.  We know Big Momma is hitting a big move on someone, but it's Yoshiko who falls to the Niagara Driver. 





Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on April 21, 2009, 03:21:12 PM
The Ohata/Sachiko match looked very aggressive and good. They were both the best parts of that elimination match last year, and it was a shame they had to face each other after Ohata was already beaten down by Chisako. But this is when they're fresh, so the match should be great. Hopefully this makes air, unless they're saving air-space for Hyuga/Satomura.

Sachiko vs Miz also looked to be very good. I'm just gonna go out and say it, Sachiko's probably the best pure wrestler sendai's ever had(excluding, of course, Meiko) She doesn't have the facials of Okuda, but damn she has everything else down far better than the other girls.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on April 21, 2009, 05:48:11 PM
Sendai Girls Jaja Uma Tournament 4/19/2009

Semifinal: Sendai Sachiko vs Misaki Ohata

Sachiko drills Misaki with dropkicks and a swinging DDT. Ohata tries various cradles.  Sachiko kills Ohata with a textbook German suplex hold for the win.
Sachiko  and Ohata have improved quite a bit over the last six months. Sachiko may have even overtakern Hiren as the best looking out of the Sendai girls.

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Semifinal: Ryo Mizunami vs Esui

The Miz seems to be in a foul mood today and gets in Esui's grill.  Esui is still awkward and mixes decent looking big girl moments with really bad looking screw-ups.  Lioness Asuka and Kyoko Inoue cry when Esui tries to do a Giant Swing.  Miz gets thrown down awkwardly and seems pissed off.  Esui gets to suffer the shoulder driver/rolling submission manuever thing-y that Miz does.
Yeah I didn't see Mizunami looking angry here or Esui looking particularly shitty, just weird with some of that awkward offense that she needs to drop. Even her giant swing is pretty average as opposed to bad. Your being too hard on the girl. That said, she really needs to just stick to average giant offense and work her way from there. She needs Genki or Mita helping with her training.

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Meiko Satomura & Yukari Ishino vs Chihiro Oikawa & Minori Makiba

Makiba has her back turned when the bell rings.  Ishino immediately drills her in the back with a dropkick.  This isn't Ice Ribbon, dear.  These Sendai Girls are killers when Mother Superior Meiko lets them out of the nunnery to have a match.  Meiko and Yukari throw Minori around like a sack of potatoes.  Meiko and Chihiro kick the fuck out of each other.  Chihiro tries to rip Yukari's arm off. Ishino hits the Airplane Spin/Samoan Backdrop combo for her first pinfall victory!
I may have seen one Ishino match and there isn't anything I can recall from it. She looks pretty nice here and Meiko was a good support trying to help her procure her first victory. This whole Sendai show looks pretty awesome actually with everyone being energetic, crowd included. I really hope we get everything from it in full.

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Nagisa Nozaki vs Aya Yuki

Yuki's trying hard to be the next Misae Genki. Nozaki's back from her knee injury and her job's to be the pretty slim girl, i.e. the next Haruka Matsuo.  Basic action ends with a Diving Elbow Drop and a rare win for Aya.
Holy hell is Nozaki so damn slow. Did she actually do any training for her comeback before they threw her in there? Nozaki looks worse than ever just going off of the clips.

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Post by: cainan on April 22, 2009, 04:15:53 AM
I just watched Yoshida/Toyota vs. AKINO/Kansai

Yoshida and Toyota were heels which made the match even more sweeter
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Post by: rzombie1988 on April 22, 2009, 04:38:42 PM
JoshI - According to Miss Mongol(Aki Kanbayashi), Ito Dojo doesn't sell DVD's, so there's little hope unfortunately of seeing any of their shows. If there is a show when I go back in December(and if my japanese is good enough by then) I might try asking about it.

Ito Dojo is so screwed without Hamada. When I went to one of their shows, it seems that a good bit of the people came just for Hamada.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on May 02, 2009, 09:39:16 AM
JWP Openweight Title: Kayoko Haruyama(c) vs Azumi Hyuga 4/12/09 JWP Mania-X
The only way to describe this is boneriffic. This match was just that fucking awesome. It gave me, a gay man, a hardon just from the amount of awesomeness. I'm not gonna spoil too much, just because I know not everyone has seen it yet, but it's definitely worth the watching. The whole show was, which is nice after the last two lackluster shows. This match had a nice mix of everything. Technical wrestling, highspots, stiff shots, you name it. The work was awesome too. Just fucking watch it for yourself. ****3/4
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Post by: ROH4ever on May 02, 2009, 10:46:22 AM
JWP Openweight Title: Kayoko Haruyama(c) vs Azumi Hyuga 4/12/09 JWP Mania-X
The only way to describe this is boneriffic. This match was just that fucking awesome. It gave me, a gay man, a hardon just from the amount of awesomeness. I'm not gonna spoil too much, just because I know not everyone has seen it yet, but it's definitely worth the watching. The whole show was, which is nice after the last two lackluster shows. This match had a nice mix of everything. Technical wrestling, highspots, stiff shots, you name it. The work was awesome too. Just fucking watch it for yourself. ****3/4

I agree with you it was great show.But I was a bit disapointed by the Saki Maemura
Retirement Road: Saki Maemura vs. Kaori Yoneyama.I found a bit sloppy.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on May 02, 2009, 11:04:40 AM
JWP Openweight Title: Kayoko Haruyama(c) vs Azumi Hyuga 4/12/09 JWP Mania-X
The only way to describe this is boneriffic. This match was just that fucking awesome. It gave me, a gay man, a hardon just from the amount of awesomeness. I'm not gonna spoil too much, just because I know not everyone has seen it yet, but it's definitely worth the watching. The whole show was, which is nice after the last two lackluster shows. This match had a nice mix of everything. Technical wrestling, highspots, stiff shots, you name it. The work was awesome too. Just fucking watch it for yourself. ****3/4

I agree with you it was great show.But I was a bit disapointed by the Saki Maemura
Retirement Road: Saki Maemura vs. Kaori Yoneyama.I found a bit sloppy.

Yeah, that match was a bit sloppy, but I still thought it was good. I mean as a stand-alone match it wasn't great as it could have been, but was a feel-good match that complimented a feel-good show.
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Post by: Eivion on May 02, 2009, 04:42:35 PM
JWP 4/12/09 - Arisa Nakajima & Pinky Mayuka vs. Kyoko Kimura & Tomoka Nakagawa
Action was pretty decent, RA did a solid heel job, and Nakajima was a bit fired up going after Kimura several times. Only bad marks would be a few flubs on the JWP side that likely occurred due to not being used to working with Nakagawa. Decent match. **1/4

JWP 4/12/09 - Ayako Hamada & Ayako Sato vs. Tsubasa Kuragaki & Tojuki Leon
Only got about 6 minutes out of 13. Sato injured her ankle early on so she didn't get to impress too much outside of her initial encounter with Leon. Hamada has gained back the weight she lost a year or two and is moving slowly. She tries to make up for it by being a bit of loud mouth now talking smack to her opponents. Match is kind of ok due to the JWP crew.

JWP 4/12/09 - Toshie Uematsu, Ran Yu-Yu & Haruka Matsuo vs. Sachie Abe, KAZUKI & Yumi Ohka
9 out of 14 minutes. Light hearted action for the most part. ok match. *

JWP 4/12/09 - Saki Maemura vs. Kaori Yoneyama
5 out of 6 minutes. Majority of this was high flying action. Fun though forgettable. *1/2

JWP 4/12/09, JWP Tag Team Title & Daily Sports Women's Tag Team Title - Yumiko Hotta & Keito (c) vs. Command Bolshoi & Megumi Yabushita
Action was ok, occasionally more, but Hotta's laziness kept this from being anything worthwhile. *3/4

JWP 4/12/09, JWP Openweight Title - Kayoko Haruyama (c) vs. Azumi Hyuga
Wasn't too drawn into this until the last 10 minutes which were pretty good, but your standard big joshi match action. ***

SENDAI Girls 4/19/09, Jaja Uma Semi Final - Sendai Sachiko vs. Misaki Ohata
Action was decent and got pretty exciting in the last few minutes. Ohata looked good with the few flubs that occurred being on Sachiko. Decent stuff. **1/4

SENDAI Girls 4/19/09, Jaja Uma Semi Final - Ryo Mizunami vs. Esui
Esui controls most of this match with Mizunami making some decent comebacks through out that she could never quite sustain until the very end. Esui has improved, dishing out stiffer strikes and looking ok on the mat. The crowd buys into her big knee lift to the head like she is Takayama. All she needs to do now is drop the Mongolian chops and atomic drop as they just feel awkward. Mizunami is able to put a lot more emotion into her matches now, bringing the attitude and fire when necessary. Solid match that's worth a watch. **3/4

SENDAI Girls 4/19/09 - Meiko Satomura & Yukari Ishino vs. Chihiro Oikawa & Minori Makiba
Action was decent, sometimes more. Makiba and Ishino were both pretty fired up while tried to give Oikawa a kicking lesson ended almost getting as good as she gave. A little long, but solid stuff overall. **3/4

SENDAI Girls 4/19/09, Jaja Uma Final - Sendai Sachiko vs. Ryo Mizunami
Mizunami was on the defensive during a lot of this selling her back. Action was decent and had a few cool moments. Endign was exciting and made Mizunami look strong going down. Decent match. **1/4
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Post by: Eivion on June 02, 2009, 09:07:37 PM
Passion Red 1/10/09 - Emi Sakura vs Arisa Nakajima
Decent enough action with a comedic moment or two coming from Sakura. Ok match. *1/2

Passion Red 1/10/09 - Kana vs Hiroyo Matsumoto
Solid action with a nice bit of heat between the two. Good match. ***

Passion Red 1/10/09 - Ray vs. Fuuka
Mostly mat work which while technically sound didn't particularly interest me. Still the last 5 or 6 minutes is all action and pretty nice. Was interesting to see Fuuka work on the defensive side with Ray having a good amount of control here and looking ok (Fuuka sold nicely for her, but Ray's offense wasn't exactly great). A bit disappointing for me but its a solid match, and I can see others getting more out of it than myself. **

Passion Red 1/10/09 - Nanae Takahashi, Natsuki*Taiyo, & Kana vs. Meiko Satomura, Ryo Mizunami, & DASH Chisako
High energy, all action type of match. These matches are fine, but even if the action is good it still tends to leave little that actually sticks in your mind and this isn't any different from other matches of it's kind. Still its decent and solid end to to the show. **1/4
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Post by: Code Green on June 23, 2009, 09:12:09 PM
Two new matches on Lenny's page:

    Yoshiko Tamura vs. Emi Sakura
    05/05/09 - NEO - NWA Women's Pacific Title & NEO Singles Title - Tokyo, Japan

    Haruka Matsuo & Aya Yuki vs. Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki
    05/05/09 - NEO - Haruka Matsuo Retirement Match - Tokyo, Japan

I am downloading now, so we'll see if they're any good.   *whee
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Post by: Eivion on June 24, 2009, 08:26:13 AM
Hopefully desudesu will up the full show soon.
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Post by: Eivion on July 02, 2009, 05:23:27 PM
NEO 5/5/09 - Nozomi Dai vs. Ayumi Kurihara
3 out of 6 minutes are shown. I remember a lot of dropkicks coming from both girls with only the last missile dropkick from Ayumi being anything nice.

NEO 5/5/09 - Fuuka & Nagisa Nozaki vs. Toshie Uematsu & Ran Yu-Yu
4 out of 8-9 are minutes shown. The action is relatively light with a bit of comedy being shown. Nozaki looked better than she did in her return match though that isn't saying too much.

NEO 5/5/09, NEO High Speed Title (Decision Match) - Natsuki*Taiyo vs. Ray
10 of 15 minutes are shown. This was just a fun, all action, high flying match that showed some cool spots and was paced out relatively well. It also came off as good showcase for Ray who looked better than I have ever seen her look before. Good match, I'm hope we get rematch sometime in the near future. ***1/4

NEO 5/5/09, Hardcore Match - Kyoko Inoue, Etsuko Mita, & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Kyoko Kimura, Atsuko Emoto, & Tomoka Nakagawa
A chaotic brawl that had it's moments, but otherwise wasn't terribly exciting. The aftermath of the match has Kimura laying out the challenge to LCO again.

NEO 5/5/09, NWA Women's Pacific/NEO Singles Titles - Emi Sakura (c) vs. Yoshiko Tamura
I liked this. Sakura got look on fairly equal terms with Tamura and showed a side (tough bitch) I haven't seen before from her when she was working over Tamura's back. I wish they actually explored that a bit more before going into to all the near falls and shit. Tamura had her working boots on and was a lot more vulnerable than usual. Her comebacks were decent enough, and she busted out a strong new finisher that I haven't seen before. They went into the finishing stretch a bit early though. They could have stretched out Sakura working over Tamura's back along with Tamura's comeback. That said, this was pretty good and worth a watch, definitely more memorable than the other joshi title matches I have seen from this year. ***1/2
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Post by: Coffee on July 24, 2009, 11:50:36 PM
sharmell vs jenna morasca (victory road 09)

the outfit alone was a travesty. it served as a primer for a bad match. sharmell with a blue dress, fishnet stockings and black boots and jenna with the amazon-inspired safari outfit with focus on that thing between her legs (that her entrance emphasized). jenna's entrance is the worst ripoff of melina's entrance except that the camera focused on THAT THING that nash loved to bang (maybe).

the match itself - whenever jenna runs around the ring, it reminds me of the way britney spears ran around her music video "Sometimes". it's so GIRLY which defied her outfit (she has the sluttiest entrance ever in women's wrestling and she runs around like a teenybopper? i mean, REALLY?!?!?!) and mind the way she slapped. kristen from youtube made a video that i watched prior to watching this match and mentioned that jenna can't even slap to launch a career in wrestling. when i saw the match itself that's when i confirmed it. i was like ... it's just a slap and you can't friggin' do it? another angle that really bothered me (hopefully it won't give me nightmares) was the way she pinned sharmell. she (almost) pinned her with her female reproductive organ (ew!).

jenna morasca is so slutty in the ring it's not even funny.
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Post by: M.H.C. ~ Ambassador to the Grand Bichy of Homewreckia on July 25, 2009, 02:21:51 AM
I watched me some Akira Hokuto from back in the day and you can't quite go wrong with the Dangerous Queen back in '93.

Akira Hokuto vs Suzuka Minami (decent)

Akira Hokuto vs Meiko Satomura (loved it)

Akira Hokuto vs Rumi Kazama - All Pacific Title Match (pretty decent hidden gem)
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Post by: Coffee on July 25, 2009, 02:39:59 AM
i have yet to see a match of akira hokuto that i didn't like. yes i liked all of her matches including the squashes with numatchi and yasha kurenai
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Post by: Eivion on July 26, 2009, 09:36:33 PM
GAEA 2/13/00, AAAW Singles Title - Aja Kong (c) vs. KAORU
First half saw a fair a good amount of dives, bloody KAORU, some hardcore action focusing around tables, and KAORU taking some big bumps along with being generally destroyed by Aja. Second saw some decent, more focused action in the ring with a lot of the match centering around Aja's uraken arm. I honestly couldn't give a damn one way or the other about the first half. It wasn't really bad or anything, I just didn't find myself getting into any of it. Loved arm work in the second half though. Aja was screaming and her arm was bloody. Her urakens couldn't go off with full power and the finish was nice with Aja just going fuck it, taking off her gloves and using both her fists for one big uraken to KAORU's bloody face. Decent stuff for the Second half. **

GAEA 5/16/00, AAAW Singles Title - Aja Kong (c) vs. Meiko Satomura
You have Aja controlling the beginning of this with Meiko making various comebacks, but none of them seem to have true success that builds up momentum. Eventually we see Meiko catch Aja off guard during a big move and finally turn this match into a real fight with Meiko doing some real damage to Aja. Wasn't too interested in the first few minutes, but things picked lot once we saw Meiko doing some real damage to Kong. Solid stuff. **3/4

AJW 9/17/00, AJW Singles Title - Nanae Takahashi (c) vs. Miho Wakizawa
Most of was was Takahashi dominating with Wakizawa struggling to survive and her comebacks bearing no fruit. Then in the last 5 or more minutes Wakizawa finally starts to get somewhere with her busting out a number of cradles and big moves that get her closer and closer to victory each time while trying to survive Takahashi's own big offense. The action is pretty simple until they started breaking out the bigger moves, and the match picks up nicely at that point. Wakizawa could have sold better, but Nanae was pretty on during the whole of this. Good match. ***
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Post by: Coffee on July 30, 2009, 04:04:35 AM
emi sakura (c) vs yoshiko tamura
NEO, 05/05/2009


i think i see another joshi MOTY from them and i pick this one over their MOTY last 2006 (or was it 07?). while we already saw it coming that emi jobs to tamura simply because the latter already took time off long enough for NEO to put the belts back on her, GM koda would prioritize putting the belts on talent signed with them.

the thing i liked most about this match is that it made me believe that emi will retain since she really fought tooth-and-nail to keep the title. and tamura proved that she doesn't need a walk in the park to reclaims the titles that were once hers. if opponents would often be as great as emi then we might end up seeing tamura in a bored mood less often

mickie james, kelly kelly & gail kim vs beth phoenix, rosa mendez & alicia fox
WWE RAW, 07/27/2009


match is too short to put the spotlight on 6 divas but it was entertaining. beth is in the match despite rumors of a pregnancy (that may be the reason why she wasn't in the match too long). and jerry lawler is doing commentary alone which isn't a bad thing knowing that him on the commentary alone is better than having him with michael cole.

sorry, king, but no double k for you. time wasn't enough. but i enjoyed this match.

mickie hit some forearms, not necessarily stiff but still a good thing to see in this match. alicia fox had decent chemistry with gail kim match-wise. i was waiting for her to do the axe kick but no she didn't. she also had good selling skills that complemented with her repertoire. at hindsight, it seems that she made up the time that beth and rosa weren't in the ring while gail and mickie had almost equal exposure leaving no room for kelly kelly to even get tagged. (know how to tag yourself next time perhaps)
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Post by: Eivion on August 17, 2009, 11:37:08 PM
IBUKI 6/5/05, Special Rules - Mariko Yoshida & Megumi Fuji vs. Kyoko Kimura & Ayumi Kurihara
I'm not really sure what the special rules are (3/5 falls for Yoshida/Fuji perhaps?), but I really couldn't give a fuck as this was just really exciting shit here. Kimura was all fired up with Kurihara playing a nice little support for her. Damn near all of Fuji's submissions were sold as death with Kimura and Kurihara constantly coming in to save each other. And Yoshida came off strong in this making Kimura work hard to do any damage or even make a pinfall attempt. Good stuff. ***1/4

IBUKI 5/5/07 - Kyoko Kimura vs. Atsuko Emoto
You have a lot action and some decent heat between the wrestlers. Still something didn't work for me completely and it wasn't just Emoto's shitty selling of the arm Kimura worked over so nicely. Still a solid enough match. **3/4

WAVE 9/23/07 - Yumi Ohka vs. Azumi Hyuga
Ohka takes her licks and gets in a decent amount of offense, but you never really feel she is close to winning. The action is decent, but this isn't anything that sets the world on fire. *3/4

WAVE 11/13/07 - Yumi Ohka vs. Sonoko Kato
10 of 15 minutes shown. Ohka takes a beating in this, but tries to give as good as she gets and comes close to victory once or twice. The action is decent and energetic though both could have sold their legs a bit more when they were working on them. Decent match. **1/4

WAVE 8/16/08 - Kyoko Kimura vs. Kana
This was mostly stiff strikes with Kana getting the worst of it. This was early into her adding the stiff kicks and strikes to her offense. She really didn't know how to use any of it well and sort of stiffed for the sake of stiffness. In the end, I think she pissed Kimura off because Kimura really didn't sell for her much or give her much offense until after she cracked Kana's skull open with a headbutt. Match ended in a No Contest when the ref lost control. Not much of a match either. Sort of like Kana's match with Aya Yuki from the same month in NEO (literally a week later) where its interesting for the strange stiffness, but not really anything approaching a good or even decent match.

NEO 3/29/09, NEO Tag Titles - Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto (c) vs. Kyoko Inoue & Hiroyo Matsumoto
Wasn't mentally there for portion of the beginning of this and the brawling aspects of the match were generally boring even with the big spots. Still the action I was there for was fairly decent with Inoue making Kimura and Emoto work hard to bring her down, Matsumoto getting to show off her strength, and some decent interference from Nakagawa. Ok match. *3/4
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Post by: Eivion on August 21, 2009, 05:30:29 PM
STARTING☆OVER 12/4/08 - Ayumi Kurihara vs. Shu Shibutani
High energy action match with plenty of spirited screaming and and decent action. Decent match though forgettable due to everything sort of blending together after while with the non-stop pace, but it was a good return match for Kurihara who proves she is more than 100% with her return. Its also nice to see Shu pop up. *1/2

STARTING☆OVER 12/4/08 - Kana vs. Yuki Miyazaki
Asses were flying everywhere, Miyazaki was playing around, and Kana was trying to force an apology out of Miyazaki for some of the transgressions committed against her. Nothing special, but a fun match. *1/2

STARTING☆OVER 12/4/08 - Ran Yu-Yu & Fuuka vs. Toshie Uematsu & Meoka Haruhi
Action was decent enough. Toshie and Ran's early interactions were fun. First time I can recall watching Haruhi and she looked ok though a little soft compared to the rest of the younger generation. Decent match. *3/4

STARTING☆OVER 12/4/08, Elimination - Mariko Yoshida, Kyoko Kimura, GAMI & Tomoka Nakagawa vs Aja Kong, Tojuki LEON, Bullfight Sora & Ayako Sato
Goofy and a little fun when GAMI and Sora were in pissing off Aja, but it sort ended at just there when it came onw to RA vs. Leon & Sato.

STARTING☆OVER 12/4/08, 2/3 Falls - Ayumi Kurihara & Natsuki*Taiyo vs. AKINO & Nanae Takahashi
First had decent enough action, but it honestly didn't do much for me. Second was much better with the action being more concentrated and generally solid. Third had decent action. Liked this well enough though it was 10 or 15 minutes too logn with everyone, but Natsuki showing the wear, just being really tired out by the third fall. **3/4
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on August 25, 2009, 09:14:53 AM
STARTING☆OVER 12/4/08, 2/3 Falls - Ayumi Kurihara & Natsuki*Taiyo vs. AKINO & Nanae Takahashi
Really awesome match, I was entertained throughout. The action was great, and Kurihara took a huge whoopin and kept coming  back. I absolutely adored the match. ****

JWP PURESLAM 2009:

JWP Junior/Pop Titles: Misaki Ohata vs Pinky Mayuka
Alright match, but Pinky was injured so they had to slow it down. Highlight was Ohata going for an Air Raid Crush, which was really cool. **

Tsbuasa Kuragaki, Keito & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs.
Atsuko Emoto, Tomoka Nakagawa & Hailey Hatred

Nothing really special here. Some fun parts, but probably the weakest on the card. Hailey's usually top 2 stiffest girls on the indies, but here she held back tremendously which was really weird. I'd ask her about that, but I'm afraid of sound smarky so I won't. I can barely remember what else happened which is all the indication you need of how it was *3/4

Super Heel Uematsu & KAZUKI vs. Sachie Abe & Ran YuYu
Better than the previous match, but I hate the Super heel gimmick no matter who's using it. The high flight was Uematsu botching her back flip out of a german and landing right on her neck, but acting like nothing happened, and debuting a new move, the Leg Cradle Falcon Arrow a.k.a Hard Knox **

Azumi Hyuga vs. Tojuki Leon
THIS is where the card picked up. It started out a little meh, and really looked like it was gonna be nothing compared to Leon's match with Haruyama. But they started picking up speed through out the match making things mean more as they went on til finally they ended it just as it hit the pique of its heat. Really great match and built perfectly around the time it was given. ****

Command Bolshoi & Megumi Yabushita (c) vs Kaori Yoneyama & Emi Sakura
Not as good as the last match but still tremendous and fun as hell. It was a perfect styles clash that worked so well. YonEmi just wanted to be spazzerific and fly around the ring while BolSHita just wanted to ground them with their submissions. It was just incredibly fun miixing comedy with great action. ***1/2

JWP Openweight Title: Kayoko Haruyama vs Kyoko Kimura
Just typing it feels epic. This match was absolutely incredible. Best joshi match since Hyuga/Tamura IMO. The psychology was amazing. Kimura IMO is the best heel in wrestling today. The look on her face after the now infamous bump was pure violence and evil. She was just like "Get back in this ring so I can devour you" and Haruyama's look was like "listen trash wrestler, just wait, the moment I get in there I'm gonna sink to your level and break you too, but 10x worse." This was seriously perfect in every sense. The whole JWP'ers vs RA reminded me so much of last year's D-Fix vs Kansai/Amano. The match was great, but not epic up until the balcony spot. That's when the psychology kicked in, and I literally got to that markdom stage where I forgot it was scripted and that I knew the results all ready. All I could think was "HARUYAMA, GET THAT BITCH!!!" I won't say more but the last of that stretch was just incredible. Haruyama's not all that great with endings, but all the psychology built up easily made that moot. *****
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Post by: Eivion on August 25, 2009, 09:27:19 AM
Where did you find the full show?
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on August 25, 2009, 09:32:30 AM
Where did you find the full show?

Pwtorrents, but I'm uploading it, Neo summer explosion, and some oz academy shows to veoh and megaupload right now.
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Post by: Eivion on August 25, 2009, 09:41:55 AM
Great news, can't wait to see them.
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Post by: Nagashimark on August 25, 2009, 10:09:01 AM
Btw, should someone still need an invite to PWT, just ask..
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Post by: DANgerous K on August 25, 2009, 02:38:28 PM
I liked the fact that Toshie actually tried to do something different whilst working the Super heel gimmick in that match, rather than the first time she did it
where she basically did her usual stuff with a ton more stalling.  But yeah, fuck, she totally spikes herself at one point and its way nasty. 

JWP Openweight Title: Kayoko Haruyama vs Kyoko Kimura

All said and done, by the end of this I couldn't help coming to one conclusion.  The balcony stomp from Kimura hurts. This match that is.  It's a shame, because it also helps play into the match at the same time.  Basically, I thought that the match has some really great intensity.  Kimura and R.A come out totally looking to fuck Haruyama's shit up and you know Kayoko has become some one who wont stand for that.  It's nice to see some Joshi crowd brawling that doesn't seem listless and played out. 

But after Haruyama struggled to her feet after being crushed you knew that it wouldn't take long for her to lay out Kimura; and once she did get her hands on Kimura one light tube shot and a few finishers is all it took.  It's a decent match but probably would have been great without the Kayoko injury. 
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on August 25, 2009, 03:25:54 PM
I think it added to it, and the knowledge that she was injured added too. It made the entire balcony seem so ominous and terrifying. Then when it happened I felt so bad for Haruyama and wanted her to just go out and destroy kimura.
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Post by: Eivion on August 25, 2009, 03:55:35 PM
JWP 7/19/09, JWP Jr./POP Titles - Misaki Ohata vs. Pinky Mayuka
About half of 9 minutes is shown. You mostly see Ohata beating on Pinky with Piny occasionally surprising with cradles and a submission or two. I liked Ohata's demeanor during the match. It made her come off as clearly above Pinky. Ok match, but not that interesting.

JWP 7/19/09 - Atsuko Emoto, Hailey Hatred, & Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Tsubasa Kuragaki, Keito, & Hiroyo Matsumoto
About 7 o 12 minutes are shown. Match has some decent action with RA's act coming off much better in JWP than it does in NEO. In general there just seems to be more energy. Hatred was a ok support for RA. Nakagawa also came off a bit stronger here than she does in NEO. Decent stuff. **

JWP 7/19/09 - Sachie Abe & Ran Yu-Yu vs. KAZUKI & "Super Heel" Toshie Uematsu
10 out of 15 minutes. shown. The action was decent enough, but nothing special in the end. *1/4

JWP 7/19/09 - Azumi Hyuga vs. Tojuki Leon
Good action with Leon taking it to Hyuga and looking good in defeat. Good match. ***3/4

JWP 7/19/09, JWP Tag Titles - Commander Bolshoi & Megumi Yabushita vs. Kaori Yoneyama & Emi Sakura
Decent action with some fund double teams and good energy coming from both teams. **1/2

JWP 7/19/09, JWP Openweight Title - Kayoko Haruyama (c) vs. Kyoko Kimura
Pretty much about Haruyama trying to survive Kimura's crazy hardcore style. Solid stuff. The dive from the balcony was insane and you can tell Haruyama was fucked up from it. Haruyama was ok during her comebacks. The brawling between JWP and RA could have been better. Hailey Hatred in particular looked bad during it, looking semi-confused and weakly throwing chairs. The match seemed to lose a decent amount of steam once the chain was brought in, and I don't think they ever quite got it back though it delivered well enough by the end.  ***

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But after Haruyama struggled to her feet after being crushed you knew that it wouldn't take long for her to lay out Kimura; and once she did get her hands on Kimura one light tube shot and a few finishers is all it took.  It's a decent match but probably would have been great without the Kayoko injury.
I think it would have taken a bit more to be something great, but I do agree with you about the dive and Haruyama's injury.
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Post by: rzombie1988 on August 25, 2009, 04:19:44 PM
I didn't like the Haruyama/Kimura match at all. The crowd didn't care about the footstomp, and it was really not believeable when Kayoko won. Plus, Kayoko ending up getting hurt. The footstomp also ended up not meaning anything, as Kayoko won anyway.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on August 25, 2009, 04:39:50 PM
I felt it showed that Kimura was willing to do anything, and wasn't just out to win the title but to hurt people in a fetishist way. She wanted to tear Haruyama's eyes out if she could. And it's what lit a fire under Haruyama's ass and led her to come back and play Kimura's own game.

This is one thing I love about wrestling, it's so open to interpretation. Just 1 match has one person saying it's perfect, two saying it was alright, and one saying it was terrible.  *whee
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Post by: Fanboy on August 25, 2009, 04:47:15 PM
My opinion is probably closest to Eivion.

I did have a few problems with the match.

1. Haruyama should have gotten more offense in the first part of the match and they should have stayed in the ring.  I'm getting a bit bored with the lame "brawl around Korakuen Hall/Shinjuku FACE and throw the girl into rows of empty chairs" bit.
2. The bump was really, really stupid to do.  They are lucky something worse than broken ribs didn't happen to one or both.
3.  Kayoko was clearly in distress and it really affected the closing stretch.  What happened to count-out?  Haruyama was out of the ring for several minutes and in kayfabe should have been counted out, then I think they rushed through the rest of the spots (barbed wire board, light tubes) to get Haruyama home.  Kayoko basically turned into HULKayama to hit a finisher and win.
4. I think Kimura should have won, especially since they chose to book the suicidial leap.  Kayoko has had a long reign and it would freshen up JWP to have Kimura as a heel champ and R.A. on the rampage.  It wouldn't hurt Haruyama too much to lose tha way, since it took a truly insane move to beat her.  Yoneyama would have been a perfect first defense for Kimura, then they could have Kuragaki or Leon get the strap back.
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Post by: Eivion on August 25, 2009, 05:06:16 PM
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1. Haruyama should have gotten more offense in the first part of the match and they should have stayed in the ring.  I'm getting a bit bored with the lame "brawl around Korakuen Hall/Shinjuku FACE and throw the girl into rows of empty chairs" bit.
The lame crowd brawl happens way too much in Japanese wrestling in general. Only the major feds seem to try and stay clear of it.

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2. The bump was really, really stupid to do.  They are lucky something worse than broken ribs didn't happen to one or both.
Yeah, I thought Kimura looked fairly worried once she got back in ring, just sort of waiting & wondering if Haruyama could even finish the match. She knew they fucked up doing a bump like that.

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3.  Kayoko was clearly in distress and it really affected the closing stretch.  What happened to count-out?  Haruyama was out of the ring for several minutes and in kayfabe should have been counted out, then I think they rushed through the rest of the spots (barbed wire board, light tubes) to get Haruyama home.  Kayoko basically turned into HULKayama to hit a finisher and win. 
Was left wondering the same thing. The only thing I can assume is the count doesn't go into effect until after the ref is done checking on a wrestler. They definitely rushed through the spots which made them come off weaker than they should have.

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4. I think Kimura should have won, especially since they chose to book the suicidial leap.  Kayoko has had a long reign and it would freshen up JWP to have Kimura as a heel champ and R.A. on the rampage.  It wouldn't hurt Haruyama too much to lose tha way, since it took a truly insane move to beat her.  Yoneyama would have been a perfect first defense for Kimura, then they could have Kuragaki or Leon get the strap back.
Completely agree here.
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Post by: rzombie1988 on August 25, 2009, 05:19:32 PM
Kimura really should have won it. The whole storyline of a person who ran away from the dojo and ended up winning the title would have been cool. Also, with the recent JWP attendances, it's not like she could do much worse. But no one really seems to have faith in pushing Kimura or RA seriously anyway.

I thought the bump seemed really cool when I first heard about it, but it was really dangerous and stupid, and ended up adding nothing. Then they did the barbwire board bump, which was a little bit stupid too, and made the footstomp even more worthless.

Kayoko was just booked to be too strong in this match.
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Post by: Eivion on August 26, 2009, 12:47:47 AM
NEO 7/5/09, Mid-Summer Tag Tournament Round 1 - Kyoko Inoue & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Ayumi Kurihara & Kana
The intelligence, speed, and spirit of Kurihara and Kana vs. the power of Matsumoto and Inoue. Inoue was a near impenetrable wall for the Kurihara/Kana team while Matsumoto proved to be a lot more vulnerable. Decent action and some nice double team moves made for a fun match. **

NEO 7/5/09, Mid-Summer Tag Tournament Round 1 - Yoshiko Tamura & Fuuka vs. Aya Yuki & Minori Makiba
Mostly the chunky, young girls trying to squash Fuuka. Nothing memorable and kind of messy.

NEO 7/5/09, Mid-Summer Tag Tournament Round 1 - Yuki Miyazaki & Tanny Mouse vs. Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto
Clipped up showing some decent action with the NEO Machine Guns comedy being seemingly non-existent. *

NEO 7/5/09, Mid-Summer Tag Tournament Round 1 - Nanae Takahashi & Emi Sakura vs. Natsuki*Taiyo & Ray
Clipped up. Had it's flubs, but it also had some nice, energetic action with plenty of high flying coming from the Ray/Natsuki duo. *1/4

NEO 7/5/09, Mid-Summer Tag Tournament Semi-Finals - Yoshiko Tamura & Fuuka vs. Ayumi Kurihara & Kana
Kana & Kurihara try to bring the fight to Tamura with Fuuka playing support. Nice enough action, but too short. Would have been nice to see more Kana/Fuuka interactions and Tamura/Kurihara interactions. *

NEO 7/5/09 - Etsuko Mita vs. Makoto
Makoto takes a beating from Mita like one would expect, but she also gets into plenty of offense along surviving a big move. Ok match. *1/4

NEO 7/5/09, Mid-Summer Tag Tournament Finals - Yoshiko Tamura & Fuuka vs. Nanae Takahashi & Emi Sakura
Solid action with both teams working well with each other. **3/4
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on August 26, 2009, 12:52:42 AM
Main event was surprisingly good. Best I've ever seen Fuka be. She really seemed to up her game 10x
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on September 01, 2009, 02:32:47 PM
Queen of Arsion: Aja Kong(c) vs Ayako Hamada 12/3/00
That was a great great great match, I loved it. Such a great build  with Ayako trying to show herself as a striker early on, but then going to her lucha when Aja dominates her. However, Aja has an answer for everything there too. And Aja works over her back and stomach. Ayako's selling's incredible here too. Ayako manages to pull it out through sheer intestinal fortitude, and really goes strike for strike with the big gal. Really awesome match. ****
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Post by: Coffee on September 05, 2009, 01:20:22 AM
jumping bomb angels vs toshie/ran
WAVE, 2008

while toshie is suppressing the urge to mark out and as the match starts slowly, i'm bracing myself for either a stiffed out match or a comedy match (GAMI is head booker, i know). although it wasn't as good as JBA's comeback against jaguar & devil, it's still a relatively enjoyable match
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Post by: Eivion on September 22, 2009, 11:54:17 PM
Ice Ribbon 8/23/09 - Makoto & Seina vs. Mai Ichii & Chii Tomiya
Seven minutes clipped three. Seemed decent enough.

Ice Ribbon 8/23/09 - Yuko Miyamoto & Chairman Ramu vs. Riho & Yuki Sato
Fun for stuff like the looks Ramu provides seeing her opponents as nothing, playing an innocent little girl to guilt Sato into not hurting her, and Miyamoto having no problem being the bad guy attacking little Riho.

Ice Ribbon 8/23/09, Mika Nagano Debut - Fuka, Hikari Shida, & Mika Nagano vs. Kazumi Shimouma, Hamuko Hoshi, & Haruna Akagi
Only the last half of the match was shown, but what shown was pretty decent. It might just be the clipping, but these Ice Ribbon girls don't look too bad. Didn't get to see a lot of Nagano despite this being her debut, but I'm not sure how of a thing that is since she really didn't look that good compared to the others involved.

Ice Ribbon 8/23/09 - Toshie Uematsu & Bigfoot (with Hull Miyako) vs Aika Ando, Miyako Matsumoto & Death Worm
I'm not sure what I watched here.

Ice Ribbon 8/23/09 - Natsuki*Taiyo & Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Kaori Yoneyama & Io Shirai
About 6-7 out of 10 minutes shown. Decent little match with everyone getting to show off their speed and high flying skills. The Ice Ribbon girl Fujimoto looked decent enough here though she obviously isn't on the same level as the other three yet.

Ice Ribbon 8/23/09, ICEx60 Singles Title - Kiyoko Ichiki (c) vs. Makoto
Ok action at times with Ichiki being a bit of bitch and Makoto trying to step it up to put her away.

Ice Ribbon 8/23/09 - Emi Sakura vs Nanae Takahashi
This had some good action along with a little goofiness up until the last five or so minutes where they broke into the big moves. Still couldn't fin myself getting to interested in this. Was interesting to see them redo the powerbomb spot that happened in their last match. Still it was incorporated well enough to make it mean much.

NEO 9/20/09, Aoi Ishibashi Debut - Tanny Mouse vs. Aoi Ishibashi
No comedy from Tanny this time around with her instead opting to wrestle a straight match to test out the new rookie. She gave Ishibashi an ok amount of offense, but also made Ishibashi work a little to take her down along with seeing how much Ishibashi could take with the various headbutts and whatnot. Ishibashi looked better than the last few NEO rookies to be honest. She wasn't anything special, but over time I can see her developing into someone worth watching. *

NEO 9/20/09 - Ayumi Kurihara vs. KANA
Nice little match here with some good action and Kurihara looking a little better than usual aside from dropping Kana on her had twice. **

NEO 9/20/09 - Kyoko Inoue & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Aya Yuki & Nagisa Nozaki
Not all that interesting of a match with Nozaki obviously too hurt by her shoulder to wrestle right, and Aya Yuki still using awkward offense. That said, Nozaki did still manage to look better here than she did in her first return match earlier in the year.

NEO 9/20/09, Etsuko Mita Countdown - Etsuko Mita vs. Kayoko Haruyama
So Mita, like, totally kicked Haruyama's ass in this. Haruyama got in so little offense it was actually getting to be a bit boring at times. The match only ended due to Mita receiving a cut above her eye from a suicide dive. Can't tell who she butted heads with, but it looked like it could have been Kuragaki. A rematch with Haruyama not taking a total ass kicking could be interesting because Mita generally looked solid here. **

NEO 9/20/09 - Yuki Miyazaki, Fuuka, & Makoto vs. Kyoko Kimura, Atsuko Emoto, & Tomoka Nakagawa
The action was decent and stayed in the ring for the most part with RA not getting too wild and staying focused. A lot of the match focused on Makoto with her coming close to victory so many times. You even had to feel a little sorry for her on that false finish as she looked shocked, but happy when she thought she own. Nice little match. **1/2

NEO 9/20/09, NEO High Speed Title - Natsuki*Taiyo (c) vs Kaori Yoneyama
Ok spotfest, not nearly as fun as Natsuki's match with Ray back in May. *1/2

NEO 9/20/09, NEO & NWA Pacific Titles- Yoshiko Tamura (c) vs Nanae Takahashi
Had its moments, but I really couldn't find myself getting interested in this one. Others might have better luck with it.
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Post by: DANgerous K on September 24, 2009, 01:41:37 PM
In the Nagisa tag match, I was actually surprised at how well she was handling the reinjured shoulder.  It must have hurt like hell, but she made a good stab at carrying on until it obviously really started hurting again later on.  For somebody who looks like she might be a complete wimp, I thought she was really brave. And she looks like she's getting better which is good. 
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Post by: Eivion on September 24, 2009, 02:27:53 PM
I'm actually a bit annoyed that match continued as it should have been ended once Nagisa injured her shoulder. Instead they risked injuring it even further while Inoue more or less lectured Nagisa and apologized to the crowd for how Nagisa handled it. Its kind of bullshit to do so when you end the next match on a bad cut which most promotions would have only had a ring doctor or someone bandage up and left the match to continue.
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Post by: DANgerous K on September 24, 2009, 02:50:52 PM
Nozaki shouldn't be wrestling if that is going to keep happening.

The Mita thing look liked more of a reaction to a concussion than being about that cut, even if it was pretty damn nasty. Mita was totally out of it. Just like with Nanae they stopped the match.  That looks to be the policy.
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Post by: Eivion on September 24, 2009, 02:59:30 PM
You may have a point. I've been assuming it was the cut itself since that is all JoshI has reported it being on, but Mita did look a bit out of it.
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Post by: Fanboy on September 24, 2009, 03:14:24 PM
You may have a point. I've been assuming it was the cut itself since that is all JoshI has reported it being on, but Mita did look a bit out of it.

I got to watch the match last night.  I agree, it was a nasty cut, but she was also knocked loopy and probably suffered a mild concussion and that's probably what prompted the ref to go to the immediate stoppage.  Everything I had read (i.e. translated online) about it talked about the cut.  Oh, and why was Haruyama (who is in her prime and has been JWP champ for like 18 months) booked to be a complete punching bag to someone who is clearly over the hill, on her way out, and whose reputation is based on tag work, not singles?

The whole Nozaki match was uncomfortable.  I'm not sure why someone didn't stop it.  Nozaki was trying to be brave but she clearly wanted it to be over but was unwilling to quit on her own accord..  Everytime she went to the outside and Tanny Mouse checked on her, Nozaki seemed to be hoping that Tanny would save her and tell them to stop the match.  Aya Yuki did a horrible job of covering for her injured teammate (she is really quite the crappy wrestler), Hiroyo seemed pretty oblivious, and Kyoko was kind of a bitch afterward, as she was clearly pissed off at both Nagisa and Aya.  Hmmmmm, maybe you should be mad at yourself because NEO's trainees aren't any good and Makoto has become a better worker than anyone who ever came out of the NEO dojo.
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Post by: Eivion on September 24, 2009, 03:24:32 PM
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Hmmmmm, maybe you should be mad at yourself because NEO's trainees aren't any good
Hey now, Ishibashi looked fairly competent in her debut. Otherwise I agree with you. Nagisa should have been trained better, she shouldn't have been allowed to come back that early, and the match should have been stopped once she re-injured herself.
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Post by: Fanboy on September 24, 2009, 04:52:04 PM
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Hmmmmm, maybe you should be mad at yourself because NEO's trainees aren't any good
Hey now, Ishibashi looked fairly competent in her debut. Otherwise I agree with you. Nagisa should have been trained better, she shouldn't have been allowed to come back that early, and the match should have been stopped once she re-injured herself.

Fair enough, Ishibashi was perfectly acceptable for a debut.  The tiny bit of Nozomi Dai I saw was OK as well, but I don't know if/when she'll be back.

Oh, and someone should tell Tamura and Nanae that their match would have been a lot better if it was TEN MINUTES SHORTER.  More is not always good.
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Post by: Fanboy on September 29, 2009, 07:13:08 AM
Ice Ribbon 8/23/09 - Makoto & Seina vs. Mai Ichii & Chii Tomiya
Seven minutes clipped three. Seemed decent enough.

Ice Ribbon 8/23/09 - Yuko Miyamoto & Chairman Ramu vs. Riho & Yuki Sato
Fun for stuff like the looks Ramu provides seeing her opponents as nothing, playing an innocent little girl to guilt Sato into not hurting her, and Miyamoto having no problem being the bad guy attacking little Riho.

Ice Ribbon 8/23/09, Mika Nagano Debut - Fuka, Hikari Shida, & Mika Nagano vs. Kazumi Shimouma, Hamuko Hoshi, & Haruna Akagi
Only the last half of the match was shown, but what shown was pretty decent. It might just be the clipping, but these Ice Ribbon girls don't look too bad. Didn't get to see a lot of Nagano despite this being her debut, but I'm not sure how of a thing that is since she really didn't look that good compared to the others involved.

Ice Ribbon 8/23/09 - Toshie Uematsu & Bigfoot (with Hull Miyako) vs Aika Ando, Miyako Matsumoto & Death Worm
I'm not sure what I watched here.

Ice Ribbon 8/23/09 - Natsuki*Taiyo & Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Kaori Yoneyama & Io Shirai
About 6-7 out of 10 minutes shown. Decent little match with everyone getting to show off their speed and high flying skills. The Ice Ribbon girl Fujimoto looked decent enough here though she obviously isn't on the same level as the other three yet.

Ice Ribbon 8/23/09, ICEx60 Singles Title - Kiyoko Ichiki (c) vs. Makoto
Ok action at times with Ichiki being a bit of bitch and Makoto trying to step it up to put her away.

Ice Ribbon 8/23/09 - Emi Sakura vs Nanae Takahashi
This had some good action along with a little goofiness up until the last five or so minutes where they broke into the big moves. Still couldn't fin myself getting to interested in this. Was interesting to see them redo the powerbomb spot that happened in their last match. Still it was incorporated well enough to make it mean much.

The entire Ice Ribbon Korakuen show, including the matches that didn't appear for download on the DVDVR board, is now up on Youtube on passione2002R's channel. The recent NEO show and several other puro shows are there as well.

I haven't watched everything yet, but I agree with Eivion in that the Miyako Matsumoto/Death Worm/Bigfoot stuff is the most bizarre/surreal thing from puro I've watched this year.  Miyako seems to have inherited Makoto's old gimmick as the comically inept one, although she's more perky and less geeky.  I don't really grasp what half of the stuff was, although pretty girls and indy sleaze guys in monster costumes dancing to ABBA is perversely enjoybale.

The Minori Makiba-Yukari Ishino match ended up being clipped down to about 3 or 4 minutes and was just a basic and somewhat sloppy rookie match, including a pretty bad jackknife-style pin for the finish.  I liked Hiroyo Matsumoto vs Emi Fujino more.  Fujino is one of the MMA fighters that have been brought into Ice Ribbon and I like how these two had total disdain for each other.  Hiroyo was wearing her Aja Kong-like robe and was giving off the vibe that Fujino is just another midget.  Fujino portrayed the image that she was superior because she's a real MMA fighter and not a fake pro-wrestler.  The actual match isn't anything special, as it's a bit of a styles clash as Fujino basically wants to do a worked MMA match and Hiroyo isn't too good at that and would rather do a typical puro match, although Hiroyo mocking the "fall to your back and lure your opponent to the ground" bit was funny.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on September 29, 2009, 07:47:45 AM
Miyako is a chickenshit ballerina. She's really lol. The other girl basically has a deever parody gimmick. All her strikes are over the top weak(like on purpose, like Makoto but even more so) and all she wants to do is pose and show off her body. She's lol too. Death Worm's so pretty with her bow <333

It was so lol Emi censored Yone/Io and made them do peace signs instead of the middle finger.

Hiroyo's not the best seller, so those punches really must've been rabbit punches for real.
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Post by: Eivion on September 29, 2009, 10:40:29 PM
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I liked Hiroyo Matsumoto vs Emi Fujino more.  Fujino is one of the MMA fighters that have been brought into Ice Ribbon and I like how these two had total disdain for each other.  Hiroyo was wearing her Aja Kong-like robe and was giving off the vibe that Fujino is just another midget.  Fujino portrayed the image that she was superior because she's a real MMA fighter and not a fake pro-wrestler.  The actual match isn't anything special, as it's a bit of a styles clash as Fujino basically wants to do a worked MMA match and Hiroyo isn't too good at that and would rather do a typical puro match, although Hiroyo mocking the "fall to your back and lure your opponent to the ground" bit was funny.
I actually think the styles clash was a sort of the point of the match with one trying to goad the other into their particular style. Liked the match. Hope we see more of Fujino.
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Post by: Eivion on October 30, 2009, 04:58:46 PM
JWP 10/4/09 - Chisato Kuroki vs. Minori Makiba
3-4 minutes of 7 are shown. Wasn't really moved one way or the other by Kuroki.

JWP 10/4/09 - KEITO vs. Emi Sakura
3 of 9 minute shown, very clipped. What was shown was decent enough, but I couldn't get a real feel on the match..

JWP 10/4/09 - Sachie Abe, KAZUKI, & Tojuki Leon vs. Nanae Takashi, Passion Hotty, & Kana
8 out of 16 minutes shown. Action seemed decent enough. Liked the problems Nanae and Kana had with Hotty/Hotta.

JWP 10/4/09 - Azumi Hyuga vs. Yoshiko Tamura
Couldn't get into any of this aside from the last few minutes which even I could only find so interesting. Pretty sure it will do more for others though.

JWP 10/4/09, JWP Openweight Title - Kayoko Haruyama (c) vs. Kaori Yoneyama
Yoneyama gets in the majority of the offense with Haruyama having minimal success until the last 5-7 minutes where we get into the general big move trade off. Good match that kept me interested throughout. ***1/2
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 05, 2009, 10:21:33 AM
Man that Haruyama/Yoneyama match was fucking awesome. Yone-chan even started channeling Hyuga with those jumping Knees, the knee to the head when Haruyama was on the ropes, and then she tried to hit the Destiny Hammer. All in all the match was just fuxing awesome. Surefire candidate for MOTY
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Post by: Coffee on November 07, 2009, 03:02:05 AM
Tara vs Hamada, 11/05/2009
xhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoAJ3tcuPx0

as much as i don't want to see hamada lose here, that was the professional thing to do in order to not disrupt the feud she has at the moment with kong (a feud that is stealing the spotlight from the TNA KO Title chase). and this match (like most matches that victoria had) exposed the weakness of the Widow's Peak - that unless the opponent would clip her legs on Tara's thighs, the execution wouldn't be as effective
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Post by: Eivion on November 17, 2009, 06:36:26 PM
NEO 11/1/09 - Yoshiko Tamura vs. Kana
Its very clipped up with only about half shown, but whats shown is pretty decent with a bit shoot style involved.

NEO 11/1/09 - Yuki Miyazaki, Fuka, & Ayumi Kurihara vs. Kyoko Kimura, Atsuko Emoto, & Tomoka Nakagawa
Only about half of 15 minutes shown. Pretty decent action with RA having little weapon use and the bginnign having some fun chains between Fuka/Kimura & Emoto/Kana.

NEO 11/1/09, Etsuko Mita Retirement Match~Last Singles Match - Etsuko Mita vs. Makoto
Similar to their July match except longer with Makoto's offense coming off a little stronger, showing some growth since then though still so far away from someone of Mita's level. Decent stuff. **1/2

NEO 11/1/09 Etsuko Mita Retirement Match~Cachorras Final - Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda vs. Kyoko Inoue & Nanae Takahashi
Action decent enough with the match picking up nicely towards the end. The ceremony afterward was sweet and about what you would expect with lots of heartfelt tears and hugs going around.
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Post by: Eivion on November 25, 2009, 01:19:58 AM
AJW 2/28/01, Elimination - Manami Toyota, Kumiko Maekawa, Etsuko Mita, & Mima Shimoda vs. Kaoru Ito, Tomoko Watanabe, Nanae Takahashi, & Momoe Nakanshi
This was just not stop wild and crazy action with just a bit of messiness. The action was fast paced, partners would constantly come interfere even after they were eliminated, and the eliminations were pretty decent with Nakanishi coming out of it looking great taking out both LCO members while donning the crimson mask. Great match. ****1/4
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Post by: Eivion on November 28, 2009, 11:48:12 AM
AJW 9/16/01, Japan Grand Prix - Kaoru Ito vs. Momoe Nakanishi
There was some nice stuff in this like Momoe's struggle and her avoiding the diving foot stomp like the plague. That said this was also too damn long and repetitive with Ito being too dominant. Its too bad this was a draw because I can see a much better match between these with ten minutes cut out.

GAEA 4/29/01 - Meiko Satomura vs. Akira Hokuto
Took to this much more than I did when I first watched it some years ago. The general action was pretty good and really worked to put Satomura on Hokuto's level. There was a great back and forth nature at times, and Satomura's constant refusal to stay down from Hokuto's offense was pretty great. The finish was an interesting one. It weird to see Hokuto not beat the ten count after using the NLB, but at the same time it felt like it put Satomura on a whole other level to have made the count. Great match. ****1/2
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Post by: Eivion on November 29, 2009, 12:27:26 AM
JD 2/24/01, Metal Garage Match - Fang Suzuki vs. Sachie Abe
This was similar to HIAC except there was a whole at the top of the cage so escape rules were still present. Suzuki dominated a majority of the match with Abe having a comeback here or there. Suzuki was kind of boring on offense until she decided to just drop Abe on her head continuously. Abe needed more offense. The weapon based stuff was pretty weak sans a ladder spot late in the match. And the finish didn't come off too strong. Suzuki's climbing down the cage forcing Abe to actually jump doesn't seem to bad of an idea in theory, but it came off pretty weak in reality.

JWP 12/9/01, JWP Openweight Title - Azumi Hyuga (c) vs. GAMI
GAMI was dominant with Hyuga making small comebacks here and there up until the last 5-7 minutes where we got the usual big move trade off. GAMI on offense honestly wasn't too interesting with her using various holds that didn't seem to have a particular focus. By the time we reached the big moves trade off I really didn't care much.

NEO 2/28/01 - Kyoko Inoue, Yoshiko Tamura, & Yuka Nakamura vs. Genki Misae, Yuki Miyazaki, & Tanny Mouse
I want 53 minutes of my life back.
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Post by: FLIK on November 29, 2009, 04:53:41 PM
Is the october JWP show available anywhear outside of youtube?
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Post by: FLIK on December 05, 2009, 05:40:14 PM
So catching up on JWP now as I haven't watched anything from them since the December 07 show. They've sadly only 6 tv shows since then so catching up won't be too hard. Watched 4/08 & 9/08 today, random thoughts

- 4/08 tv was one of the best top to bottom shows of the past few years with everything being really enjoyable past the opener.

- Pinkie's gear in her match on the April show was awful, thank god she changed it by Sept.

- Speaking of gear, Ryu Mizunami so looks like a giant dork and sticks out like a sore thumb standing thear in her lame Sendai outfit next to girls like the Shirais, Arisa & Matsumoto. That aside she's still supremely talented and both her matches on these shows were quite good.

- Jaguar Yakotoa still rules. Really want to see her have a high profile singles match again now, don't care against who, just want to see if she still has a good preformance left in her.

- Dunno what the hell was up with Hailey Hatred here though, i'm usually a fan but she looked the worst i've ever seen her in the tag w Toshie vs Jaguar & Tsubasa. Just awkward and clumsy as hell. Thankfully she was kept out of the way for most of the match.

- Kazuki & Keito vs Yoneyama & Leon was surprisingly awesome in that I hadn't heard much/any praise for this before and it's like the 3rd best match on these 2 shows. Just a great hate filled match with a really cool story of the heels trying to break Leon's arm and Kaori getting all pissed off and playing the protector fighting them both off to save her friend.

- Bolshoi/Yabushita was good but a little disapointing. I fig/was hoping it would be similar to Bolshoi/Amano or Bolshoi/Yoshida but they didn't do all that much chain wrestling to lead to all the submissions and filled time with more normal stuff. Again, good just not what I was hoping for.

- Tamura/Genki vs Hyuga/Ran was hugely disapointing. From the very first spot of Genki & Hyuga exchanging lame comedy chops it was all down hill, it wasn't a comedy match really, they went at it hard for the most part and they did some cool stuff by the end and tried to save it but it wasn't enough. Just felt way too much like a bunch of friends putting on an exhibition for fun then a serious battle anyone was desperatly trying to win. Their 02 match was a million times better

- Hyuga/Haruyama was awesome and has recieved a ton of praise allready. My only complaint is that a lot of the counter spots they did seemed a little iffy and it was too easy to tell the other person was doing most of the work. Small complaint though, great match.

- Probably the only one but I loved Hotta/Haruyama even more then the Hyuga match. There's so few real heels left in joshi these days and i'm always a sucker for that type of stuff so I dug the angle. Even without speaking the language and knowing the details, evil old bitch invading to take shit over, cheating to get her way and causing chaos and destruction eveywhear along with her evil hench women being stood up to by the home town hero and defender of truth, justice and pure heart wresting is a simple enough easy to understand universal story. The work was surprisingly good too. Modern Hotta is someone I usually dig for like the 1st 3-5 mins of a match then hate because she runs out of worthwhile stuff to do and the rest is usually lame, repetitive, boring crap so I was actually dreading this a little going in. It ended up being the oposite, it started off not that good but they did a real good job building the drama and by the 8-10 min mark it picked up and I was loving the hell out of it. Didn't think Hotta was still capable of having this good of a match
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 05, 2009, 06:24:03 PM
I really <333'd the Hotta/Haruyama match(almost nobody else seemed to though), though not as much as Hyuga/Haruyama. And The tag match did get praise but Hyuga/Haruyama and Haruyama/Leon basically overshadowed it by a large margin.
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Post by: FLIK on December 05, 2009, 06:44:57 PM
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The tag match did get praise but Hyuga/Haruyama and Haruyama/Leon basically overshadowed it by a large margin

Heh, I tried a search earlier but couldn't come up with anything on that tag. Goes to show how much mad net skillz I have.

I'll hopefully get to the Haruyama/Leon show tomorow
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Post by: Makabe Sword Justice on December 07, 2009, 06:56:50 AM
Watched a couple of NEO matches last night...
Etsuko Mita Final Singles Match, Mita vs. Makoto: To me, almost an extended glorified squash. Mita practically had her way with Makoto outside of a couple suplexes, a few b*tch-slaps and maybe my favorite part-when they took turns mounting each other doing the chest-slap thing. Nice little bit of fanservice. Fun match.

Misae Genki vs. Satoshi Kojima: Awesome match with lots of incredibly stiff stuff, although I'll admit that Kojima's Kobashi Chops can't stand up to the original. I was laughing quite a bit when Kyoko (Inoue) held down Kojima a little bit when Genki went for the high-risk table spot and around that time when Kyoko was practically going berzerk on the outside! Too much wasabi pre-match? So many great spots here including at the end when Kojima killed Genki with what still may be the most vicious lariat in all puro.
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Post by: FLIK on December 08, 2009, 06:10:48 PM
JWP 12/08 was the weakest of the 3 shows they had that year that made tv.
Lot more clipping of the undercard but not much that looked good enough that i'd want to see it in full outside of the tag title match. Sachie/Kazuki/Yabu vs Kaori/Emi/Aoi was fucking terrible from the 2 mins show of it.
Liked Hotta/Nakajima well enough, Arisa was really sloppy at times including throwing the worst looking chair shots ever but that plays into the story of her being the inexperienced rookie up against the seasoned vet so I didn't mind too much. Brawling is not her strong point though.

Loved Haruyama/Leon, disapointed Leon lost. Didn't dig the start whear they just went a million miles an hour, busting out big moves from the get go. It's a style I like at times but I don't think these two together can pull it off as well. Once they slowed down a tad it got really good. Leon being the dominant one but not being able to finish her off and Haruyama constantly making little come backs to stop her momentum made for a cool story to the match. Ending felt a little out of nowhear but that's a minor nit picky complaint. Easily 3rd best match of the year for JWP

Meiko/Nagashima vs Amano/Hyuga was really good too as these 4 are a lot better at the high spurt style.
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Post by: FLIK on December 11, 2009, 07:05:57 PM
JWP Openweight Title: Kayoko Haruyama(c) vs Azumi Hyuga 4/12/09 JWP Mania-X
The only way to describe this is boneriffic. This match was just that fucking awesome. It gave me, a gay man, a hardon just from the amount of awesomeness. I'm not gonna spoil too much, just because I know not everyone has seen it yet, but it's definitely worth the watching. The whole show was, which is nice after the last two lackluster shows. This match had a nice mix of everything. Technical wrestling, highspots, stiff shots, you name it. The work was awesome too. Just fucking watch it for yourself. ****3/4

Pretty much agree. This is my current Joshi MOTY taking over from OZ/Kansai

For those who liked their 08 match better i'd like to hear why because I loved this a LOT more. This one had better execution, a better pace, a better story. I liked the fact that they took it slow at the start and didn't rush into the big moves right off the bat. And when they did start kicking things up a notch they sold them a lot better if for no other reason then they legit may not have been able to get up so quick. After taking that body slam off the apron to the floor Hyuga let out a pretty sick moan in pain. And then Haruyama continued brutalizing her back with more more moves for the next few mins to the point whear I was almost feeling sorry for Hyuga (and only other time I ever felt like that was when I was watching Lioness kill Kyoko in their feud) and I can sorta understand why she'd wanna call it quits now. Course then Hyuga eventually made her come back and everything was all brutal and passionate and awesome. So yeah, MOTY.

Also really loved the tag title match from this show. Thought it compared nicely to the Kazuki/Keito vs Yone/Leon match.

Opener and the Ayako lucha tag were good too except for when Sato seemed to blow out her knee.

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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on December 20, 2009, 02:17:14 AM
Azumi Hyuga & Kaori Yoneyama vs Command Bolshoi & Tojuki Leon 1/27/08
Man that match RULED! It started off as a dumb HOW MANY MOOVEZ CAN WE POSS1BLEE FIT IN DIS MATCH but then mid way through they started picking apart Hyuga's knee and then Kaori Yoneyama's stomach. Really nice touch of psychology in what would have otherwise been a snoozefest spotfest. ***1/4
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Post by: DANgerous K on March 28, 2010, 02:53:17 PM
NEO "10TH ANNIVERSARY NEO SPECTACLE IN SEICHI KAWASAKI", 14.03.2010

3. Emi Sakura vs Kana

ANGLE!!!  And I love it!

This was a pretty great little match, despite some oddness, mostly from Emi.  Emi, compared to all of the rest of the women, is just completely avant garde.  I'm not even really sure she knows what she's going to do when she gets out there.  So some bits were just weird. Like what the fuck is she trying to do with the la magistral spoofs?  If you're going to spoof your opponent by playing with your own spots then please think about what you're going to do afterwards.  But still, I dig Emi's unpredictability even if it doesn't always work well.  

If you are at all squeamish about stiff shots then please, do not watch this match.  Duh.  Kana takes as good as she gives.  Have to love her just destroying Emi twice with a running kick and Uraken respectively.  Ouchies.

Anyway, I'm recently slagging off Kana for her submission attempt placement in matches, but, the fuck?  They were all pretty great in this, on both sides.  Mmmm...humble pie.  So nutritious.  If she could get them over with some wins then that would be sweet.  I can't figure out where they are going with the Kana thing at all (apart from an eventual Nanae match one would assume) but it's great and I wish I could see more of it.   


Also watched the Meiko vs Tamura match.  Had some good moments.  But I was exercising on a rowing machine at the same time and a couple of the suplexes Meiko takes made me drop the handle bar.  Seeing Meiko take nasty headrops in the oh ten makes Dan a sad boy.  If she's fit enough I don't mind but she's still not doing the dvd so that makes me think not.  Hopefully, Meiko gets her revenge in the Battlefield finals. [ceases Meiko Mark Mode.]
 
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Post by: FLIK on March 28, 2010, 05:33:30 PM
Christina Von Erie & Sexy Star vs Mary & Fabi Apache

So I turn on this weeks AAA tv and the 1st thing I see is CVE wrestling Fabi Apache.... WHAT THE  FUCK?
Whear the hell did this come from? I actually did read on the observer site a week or so back that she was gonna be in AAA but I actually thought it was BS since I hadn't heard anything about it anywhear else but here she was.

Really good match too, she mainly worked with Fabi and it was one of her better performances....YAY

They got like 8-10 mins but then and then it ended in DQ when Konnan & Alex Koslov ran in..... BOO
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Post by: General HENkada on March 29, 2010, 01:28:09 PM
...some oddness, mostly from Emi.  Emi, compared to all of the rest of the women, is just completely avant garde.
I saw it as more of a demonstration of Emi's versatility. She was not going for style points or LOLz. She was out there to inflict pain on Kana, even at her own expense. She told the story very well.

If she's fit enough I don't mind but she's still not doing the dvd so that makes me think not.  Hopefully, Meiko gets her revenge in the Battlefield finals.
I was thinking the move was just being protected. If Meiko hits the DVD, she's winning. Unless it's against a lesser opponent (clearly lesser than Tamura) who can be beaten with the Scorpion Rising.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on March 29, 2010, 01:44:32 PM
I agree with Hen, like how she started doing her Magistral but then put her leg back and knee'd Kana in the gut.
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Post by: FLIK on March 29, 2010, 05:54:37 PM
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I was thinking the move was just being protected. If Meiko hits the DVD, she's winning. Unless it's against a lesser opponent (clearly lesser than Tamura) who can be beaten with the Scorpion Rising.

Eh, i'd say you've got it backwards thear.
Meiko went out of her way to purposely kill off the DVD as her main finisher years ago to get over the Scorpion.
Still a big move for her but it's no big deal if someone kicks out of it or anything.

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Post by: FLIK on April 03, 2010, 06:02:48 PM
Rain, Christina Von Erie & Sexy Star vs Cinthia Moreno, Mary & Fabi Apache

Even better then last weeks match and it didn't have as stupid of an ending. Not that there's much competition but AAA is easily putting on the best women's stuff on tv each week. Rain's usually kind of meh in Mexico but even she looked really good here for a change.


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Post by: Eivion on April 11, 2010, 11:57:07 PM
SENDAI GIRLS 12/20/09 - Yukari Ishino vs. Hamuko Hoshi
Only the last four minutes were shown, but what aired was pretty decent with Hoshi in particular looking good.

SENDAI GIRLS 12/20/09 - Dash Chisako vs. Esui
About 6 out of 12 minutes aired. Mostly Dash trying to lock on the arm bar and Esui countering out of it or breaking it however she could. This was sort of just there outside a few nice moments coming from Esui. Dash really didn't do much for me here and that ugly new outfit of hers sort of took me out of it a few times. I couldn't help, but think she was a little face paint away from being a creepy Jeff Hardy fan.

SENDAI GIRLS 1/31/10 - Kagetu vs. Dynamite Kansai
Last five minutes with Kagetu getting in her offense and flash pin attempts before valiantly takign a beating from Kansai. Ok I suppose, would have been better if Kansai would move a little less stiffly.

SENDAI GIRLS 1/31/10 - Dash Chisako vs. Fuka
Only the last five minutes again. Dash's offense felt a bit more natural here than against Esui though their some flubs whenever she tried for her cutters.

SENDAI GIRLS 1/31/10 - Meiko Satomura & Kana vs. DASH Chisako & Kagetu
Pretty much the rookies trying to step it up to smacked down. Dash in particular ended up being Satomura and Kana's bitch while Kagetu fared quite a bit better, but still ended up taking a beating. Decent stuff.


FUKA MATSURI 13 3/28/10 - Io Shirai vs. Kagetu
Io looked good staying mostly grounded in the first half and busting out some bigger moves once Kagetu started making her comeback. Kagetu kept it simple though she did bust out a nice springboard dropkick. Decent enough match.

FUKA MATSURI 13 3/28/10 - Tigre FUKA & LEON vs. HIROKA & Princesa Sujei
Decent action with Hiroka and Sujei doing a nice little ruda act for a bit.

FUKA MATSURI 13 3/28/10 - Yumi Ohka & Misaki Ohata vs. Ayumi Kurihara & Natsuki*Taiyo
Decent match with really nice stuff coming from Natsuki throughout, but this somehow felt a bit tame compared to what it could have been.

FUKA MATSURI 13 3/28/10, Fuka Retirement Match - Fuka vs. Nanae Nakanishi
The action was fairly solid in this one with a nice struggle feel occurring a decent amount of the time and Fuka stepping it up. Nothing great, but a good match to go out on.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on April 16, 2010, 08:28:44 PM
Ringstars Autumn Carnival - 10/11/09

Fuka vs Misaki Ohata - POK Title
Nothing really to talk about, just random oddness with Fuka dominating the young POK challenger.

Mr. BUDDHAMAN vs Pretty Ota

Midgets comedy match that left me feeling incredible odd due to the realization that I'd totally do Pretty ota :(

Princess Battle Royal
Light shenanigans that turned  out to be surprisingly enjoyable. Also makes me miss Cherry :(. **1/4

Fuka vs Apple Miyuki vs Moeka Haruhi
Any interactions between Fuka and Haruhi should NEVER see the light of day EVER. Apple Miyuki basically carried this whole thing and it turned out somewhat enjoyable. **

Misaki Ohata & Yoshiko Tamura vs Natsuki*Taiyo & Kana
Really fun workrate match here. The Kana and Tamura interactions were fun as the two cows(and I mean that as in trifling, not a fat joke) kept going at it like dogs with Kana trying to show that rookies can be dominant and Tamura trying to put her in her place. While it's fun when Kana does that to old hags, it can get annoying when she does it to younger girls because she lets them get almost zero strikes on her(like here and with Chisako where she wouldn't even let them slap her half the time) which goes back to my point of, it's fun to watch her do that style in Battle Arts or against joshi's stiffing cows(Tamura, Kimura, Aja, Nanae, Hotta, Kansai) but against other girls it just gets tired and annoying since she's not a heel(if she was a heel it'd be great for babyface comebacks). Here it didn't bother me too much because Ohata took her lumps and Tamura helped put Kana and Natsuki in their place when they took too many liberties with the young girl(seriously, there's a HUGE welt all across Ohata's back from the kicks. I think it was from Natsuki since it's in the shape of a shin bone.) But in any case, like I said Ohata's had everyone from Kimura to Nanae to Mai Ichii to help toughen her up, so she took her lumps here and kept on fighting back. All in all the interactions between all the girls were really fun and they kept it fast paced. ***1/4

Sonoko Kato & Mio Shirai vs Io Shirai & Chikayo Nagashima
Tag partners changing alliances match. Pretty damn good match despite the obvious greenness of the Shirais. Mio still can't take strikes, but it didn't really effect this match too much. Mio and Kato had some nice tag team chemistry just kicking anything in a 10 foot radius. Everyone had some really fun interactions and this turned out to be A LOT better than I expected it to be, as they realized the weaknesses of the two younger girls and worked around those. Great stuff. **3/4

Ayumi Kurihara vs Azumi Hyuga
Holy Fucking Shit this was fucking awesome!!!!1!!! Hyuga's body is pretty much in shambles so she let Kurihara have the driver's seat for the most part and Kurihara fucking stomped on that motherfucking pedal. There's also the story of this is just another match on Hyuga's way out so she could give a shit, but Kurihara wants this win so fucking badly so she goes for broke and then some trying even trick in the book that she can think of to put away the legendary veteran The armwork done by Ayumi was so masterful you'd think Yoshida herself was wrestling in there. Kurihara amped up her offense with some incredible big match moves including stuff on the apron and a Missile Dropkick to the outside. This was really just an awesome match even with a few awkward parts(VERY few) caused by Hyuga's worn down body. All in all just a fucking great match, and one of my top 5 of 2009  ****1/4
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Post by: MJH on April 19, 2010, 05:48:17 AM
So I FINALLY got around to watching Hyuga/Yoneyama from 12/07. Super match, might even by my 2007 MOTY, it's up there with the best matches I can recall for that year. Catching up on current Joshi's such a long winded process but this was really good.
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Post by: FLIK on April 24, 2010, 01:24:17 PM
Christina Von Erie in AAA via Cubsfan

Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs Christina Von Eerie &... (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcuykw)

Cinthia, Fabi, Mari vs Von Eerie, Rain, Sexi Star (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcw6lp)

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Post by: FLIK on May 08, 2010, 11:07:53 AM
JWP 4/18

Haruyama/Nanae was an awesome match overall. Just a total big girl slugfest with them bashin the heck out of each other for 20+ mins and I loved it. Middle portion wasn't overly hot as Haruyama thought it would be a good idea to try and powerbomb Nanae off the apron to the floor and it kind of didn't go as planned. After that they kind of lost me for a few mins but they brought it back for a great ending. I'd put this in the middle as far as Haruyama's title defenses go, not as good as the Hyuga, Hotta or Kimura matches but better then the ones vs Leon, Yoneyama & Kazuki.

After the match Haruyama talked some more shit and walked off pissed then Leon attacked Nanae and Yoneyama yelled at her too among others. JWP trying to KILL THE PASSION is gonna be fun and has me more excited to see whear they go from here then anything else they've done in a while.

Oh and for some random weird reason Hayabusa was thear to sing the nation anthem before the match.

Rest of the show was OK, nothing blow away great but enjoyable stuff. Crowd was dead for everything but the main. Elimination tag rocked though it was a little rushed. Bolshoi/Fujimoto vs Yabu/Sato looked real good from what aired of it with Bolshoi & Sato standing out. Tag title match felt like it was missing something to make it stand out but decent enough typical joshi action for 12-13 mins. Unlike the main event the post match angle to this one with Ran & Sachie as the giggly little jilted lovers does not have me excited to see their future matches. Too little aired from Miz/Kuroki to say much about it. Kyoko/Keito was fun, enjoeyd it more then I thought I would thanks mainly to Keito carrying things. Kyoko still bumps like a fucking mad woman after all these years.

EDIT - Just noticed Lenny has Haruyama/Nanae up for anyone who doesn't have it yet

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Post by: DANgerous K on May 10, 2010, 02:57:06 PM
Riho vs Emi Sakura ICE x 60 championship at Golden Ribbon. 

They did a pretty good job of providing a Korakuen-level main event and I enjoyed it more than I did Haruyama vs Nanae, which I thought was your typical, awkward, "outsider coming in to take title from top home girl" with a lot of stubborn, undynamic striking. 

Emi and Riho have probably worked with each other quite a lot since Ice Ribbons inception and they know how to go.  Apart from a moment where Riho couldn't hit what she was going for (but showed great improv to move on from it) this was quick, fun, dynamic action.  Riho is pretty good now and when she gets older could easily be the best around.  Great reversals, nearfalls and struggle.  Probably too many nearfalls for Riho and Sakura ends it a little too easily, even if she is twice the size of Riho. 

Also, what the fuck was that making a noise like a bahing sheep?  If it wasn't somebody with a handicap how do I find them and punch them in the face?  Even if it was actually a sheep.
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Post by: Eivion on May 12, 2010, 05:50:46 PM
ICE RIBBON 5/3/10, Elimination - Hikari Minami, Sayaka Obihiro, & Tsukushi vs. Minori Makiba, Hikaru Shida, & Kurumi
I literally recognize none of these girls outside of Makiba and Shida. I think Tsukushi and Kurumi are the new girls and he little ones in this. Anyways this wasn't anything good, but it got better as it went on and became something ok enough. Makiba looked the best here out of no surprise, but new girls Tsukushi and Kurumi both showed a little something towards that makes you think they might just have a little potential.

ICE RIBBON 5/3/10 - Kiyoko Ichiki & Hamuko Hoshi vs. Masako Takanashi & Chii Tomiya
When the hell did Hoshi decide to wear big girl clothes? It looks so much better on her than the crap she was wearing before. Anyways the only person I didn't care for in this one was Takanishi. Ichiki was in bitch mode whenever she was paired off against Tomiya. Hoshi was a decent enough support for Ichiki. And Tomiya looked decent trying to stand up for herself and even punking Ichiki back a bit. Ok match.

ICE RIBBON 5/3/10, Special Open Glove Rules - Mai Ichii vs. Emi Fujino.
Mostly an exhibition with not much happening until the second round. Fujino looked nice in the second round, otherwise this just wasn't much as it was pretty short only just started before it ended.

ICE RIBBON 5/3/10 - Kota Ibushi & Makoto vs. Munenori Sawa & Bambi
Mostly Makoto taking a beating while trying to step it up against Sawa. Kind of fun, especially when Makoto starts punching Sawa in the face.

ICE RIBBON 5/3/10, NEO High Speed Title - Natsuki*Taiyo (c) vs. Tsukasa Fujimoto
First half was bad with Fujimoto flubbing quite a bit. Second picked up with Fujimoto looking a hell of a lot better, not flubbing and busting out some decent stuff against Natsuki. Not as bad as it could have been, but still far from good and proof that Fujimoto still has a ways to go though she also still shows the potential.

ICE RIBBON 5/3/10, International Ribbon Tag Team Titles - Nanae Takahashi & Kazumi Shimouma (c) vs. Jun Kasai & Miyako Matsumoto vs. GENTARO & Keita Yano
GENTARO and Yano were kind of dickish while the champs got in their moments against the GENTARO/Yano pair. The highlights of course came from the Kasai/Matsumoto pair which was just goofy a lot of the time, but also brought a little hardcore flavor to the match. The end of the match was hilarious with Kasai trying to plant one on Matsumoto like he does with Numazawa only for Matsumoto to run off scared shitless.

ICE RIBBON 5/3/10, CEx60 Singles Title - Riho (c) vs. Emi Sakura
This was actually pretty good with Riho taking it to Sakura using a lot of nifty offense and counters.
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Post by: Antonio DAMAN on May 12, 2010, 08:10:07 PM
ICEx60 Title: Riho (C) VS Emi Sakura

So, I can honestly say that I was cracking up laughing at how great this match was.  I mean, the match was solid, although I would've had the finish go the other way.  I'll echo the sentiments that if Riho keeps wrestling, she'll be one of the best, if not the best, when she gets older.  I liked how she used HARASHIMA's double knee attack, its credible for her and works perfectly for her size.  Gosh, I still can't get over the laughing...  *approve

***1/2, just because they did it, it was great, and it WORKED.
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Post by: FLIK on May 23, 2010, 09:12:53 PM
Bat Bat 4/12/09

Chihiro Oikawa vs Esui - Not the best match i've seen Oikawa in but maybe the best i've seen Esui in. For sure the best preformance either has had that i've seen. Esui's become such an interesting footnote in joshi history. She wasn't around that long, didn't work a ton of places, sucked for quite a while but slowly started getting really good almost under the radar to little fan fare and then once she finally started to look like she could be a star one day down the line she retired. In this match she did a fine job mixing mat work with her big girl power offense and was really impressive. Oikawa's in a kind of similar position of being a little under the radar, she gets booked here & thear in other feds but not as much as she probably should. She's been in some good matches before but more often then not it was a carry job with her just kind of going along for the ride. Here she was a much more active participant as far as being the reason this was enjoyable goes, she wasn't playing her usual underdog role and looked dominant and strong for a change, especially near the end when she was kicking the crap out of Esui to put her down for the count, picking up what I think may have been her 1st win.
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Post by: Eivion on June 04, 2010, 06:01:45 PM
AJW 6/16/02 - Kayo Noumi vs. Rie Tamada
Very back and forth with thing picking up a lot towards the end. **3/4

JWP 5/19/02, Openweight Title, Dressed Up Wild Fight - Azumi Hyuga (c) vs. Ran Yu-Yu
This had a lot of nice action, but so much of it fell flat with the ridiculous length. The highlight was pretty much Hyuga's outfit.

So anyone know what's good from 2002? Would either of the other Hyuga/Ran matches do something for me or would I feel similarly to what I did for the title match?

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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on June 04, 2010, 06:20:14 PM
You'd love their 2/3 falls match I think. First fall is a 2 count match, 2nd fall is Submission, and 3rd is a straight up wrestling match. It's really wicked awesome.

My favorite 02 match is probably Ayako/Meiko vs D-Fix UNCUT. The clipped version of the match is kinda not good..but unclipped is one of my fave matches ever.
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Post by: Eivion on June 04, 2010, 07:06:41 PM
I made it in about 8 or so minutes into Meiko/Ayako vs. D-Fix before I felt the need to stop and move on.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on June 04, 2010, 07:20:04 PM
Manami Toyota & Hotta vs Ito & Momoe Nakanishi, NJ 5/2/02 absolutely amazing sprint with Momoe showing why she became such a legend despite her size and only having wrestled 10 years.

Kong & Toyota vs Satomura & Ayako Hamada, GAEA 9/20/02 was fun, though it's hit or miss imo.

Ran YuYu vs Carlos Amano, GAEA 10/20/02 was amazing

There's the Kaoru Ito/Toyota and Momoe/Maekawa series, but those are universally considered either you LOVE or you think HOW CAN ANYONE THINK THIS IS NON-ANNOYING/MONOTONOUS.

The Kaoru Ito/Momoe matches are always full of win

And JD and ARSION were having some really fucking awesome stuff that year.
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Post by: Eivion on June 05, 2010, 12:05:39 AM
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Manami Toyota & Hotta vs Ito & Momoe Nakanishi, NJ 5/2/02 absolutely amazing sprint with Momoe showing why she became such a legend despite her size and only having wrestled 10 years.
Thought this was a nice sprint, but nothing amazing.

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Kong & Toyota vs Satomura & Ayako Hamada, GAEA 9/20/02 was fun, though it's hit or miss imo.
Was considering this one.

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Ran YuYu vs Carlos Amano, GAEA 10/20/02 was amazing
I've actually had htis on my drive for years now. I suppose its about time I get to it.

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The Kaoru Ito/Momoe matches are always full of win
I wasn't fond of the 01 match I saw from them. Is their 02 stuff any better?

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And JD and ARSION were having some really fucking awesome stuff that year.
Would be nice to have some specifics.
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Post by: Eivion on July 17, 2010, 11:56:48 PM
TNA Explosion 7/14/10 - Sarita vs. Taylor Wilde
The nice wrestling lasted a bit too long and when they finally broke away from it it was too pro-Wilde for my tastes. Not bad I suppose, but I was hoping for something a little different.

TNA Impact 7/15/10, Street Fight - Sarita vs. Taylor Wilde
Thought this was a nice, physical brawl that didn't go on too long. Something about Taylor's attitude makes it hard to get behind her. Still she dishes out a good ass kicking and Sarita's heel style complimented it it well. **3/4

SENDAI Girls 4/9/10, 2nd Battlefield Tournament~Round 1 - Ryo Mizunami vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
About the last 9 minutes of 17 was shown. Decent enough, really didn't get into it until the final few minutes.

SENDAI Girls 4/9/10, 2nd Battlefield Tournament~Round 1 - Sendai Sachiko vs. DASH Chisako
6 out of 11 minutes shown. Ok I suppose. Sachiko did some nice stuff and Chisako is blending in her WWE/Hardy offense a little better. Things still felt a little off at times though, still not bad considering it was Sachiko's first match in nearly a year.

SENDAI Girls 4/9/10, 2nd Battlefield Tournament~Round 1 - Hiren vs. Nanae Takahashi
Short, but nice with Hiren getting in a decent amount of offense and Nanae dishing out a solid beating whenever on offense. Easily the best match so far though it also really highlights the fact that Hiren is kind of limited on offense.

SENDAI Girls 4/9/10, 2nd Battlefield Tournament~Round 1 - Kagetu vs. Aja Kong
Kagetu tries to throw her all against Aja and is swatted down like a fly after managing to take Aja off her feat.

SENDAI Girls 4/9/10, 2nd Battlefield Tournament~Round 2 - Ryo Mizunami vs. Toshie Uematsu
Mostly Toshie on offense with Mizunami working her her way back up as the match went on. Pretty decent actually and it would have been even better if Toshie was exhibiting a little less energy and took the time to sell the damage from Mizunami's comeback. **

SENDAI Girls 4/9/10, 2nd Battlefield Tournament~Round 2 - DASH Chisako vs. Yoshiko Tamura
Ok sprint with Dash having some decent moments coming back from Tamura's beat downs.

SENDAI Girls 4/9/10, 2nd Battlefield Tournament~Round 2 - Nanae Takahashi vs. Kaori Yoneyama
Plenty of nice action squeezed into just under 8 minutes w/o a rushed feeling.

SENDAI Girls 4/9/10, 2nd Battlefield Tournament~Round 2 - Meiko Satomura vs. Aja Kong
Mostly Aja dominating with Meiko coming back towards the end. This bored me for the most part.

JWP 4/18/10 - Senri Kuroki vs. Ryo Mizunami
Only a few minutes shown. First look at Kuroki, wasn't impressed.

JWP 4/18/10 - Command Bolshoi & Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Megumi Yabushita & Ayako Sato
Clipped up and a tad light hearted. I Sato looked nice for what little focused on her.

JWP 4/18/10, Elimination - Tsbuasa Kuragaki, Sachie Abe, Kaori Yoneyama, & Leon vs. Passion Hotty, Ran Yu-Yu, Emi Sakura, & Yumi Ohka
A kind of light hearted, slightly messy sprint. Nothing worthwhile,

JWP 4/18/10, JWP Tag Titles - KAZUKI & Toshie Uematsu (c) vs. HIROKA & Atsuko Emoto
Plenty of action on the constant move with some fairly cool double teams. Still the pacing and flow in this made it hard to get into. Did make me wish HIROKA and Emoto had been able to team more though.

JWP 4/18/10, JWP Openweight Title - Kayoko Haruyama (c) vs. Nanae Takahashi
Standard big action match where mileage tends to vary. Decent I suppose. Would have been nice if it ended about 4-5 minutes earlier than it did.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on July 18, 2010, 02:20:50 PM
SMASH 4/23/10 - Shuri & Hajime Ohara vs. Lin Byron & KUSHIDA
Mostly a showcase for Lin Byron. Lin was fun showing off and goofing around early on and being punished for it by Shuri and Ohara until Lin finally got serious. You also have fun Ohara vs. KUSHIDA feud in the background of this. Shuri also looked so much better than she did against Satomura. She hit harder and showed some intensity. Its hard to believe that Lin is actually Ray though as she shows a hell of lot more charisma and personality than she did under the mask. Where the hell has this chick been all these years. Anyway this is a little too long, but a solid match nonetheless. **1/2

NEO 5/5/10 - Aya Yuki vs. Senri Kuroki
Only a few minutes shown, nothing impressive.

NEO 5/5/10 - Natsuki Taito & Ikuto Hidaka vs. Shuri & Hajime Ohara
15 minute draw, only showed about half of it. Was pretty nice though with Shuri and natsuki having some fired up exchanges.

NEO 5/5/10 - Kyoko Inoue & Vanessa Kraven vs. Nanae Takahashi & Amazing Kong
About half of 15 minutes shown again. Fun stuff with the powerhouses basically just crashing in each other. I love how AK tries to casually walk off with the JWP belt when its over.

NEO 5/5/10, Loser Leaves NEO - Mima Shimoda, Yuki Miyazaki, & Tanny Mouse vs. Kyoko Kimura, Atsuko Emoto, & Tomoka Nakagawa
Fairly clipped up. Kind of just there.

NEO 5/5/10, NEO Tag Titles - Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara (c) vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misaki Ohata
8-9 minutes out of 20 shown. Never got a great feel for this as it was fairly clipped up save the last 4-5 minutes. Looked like a high energy match with everything constantly on the move and tags practically non-existent.

Revolucion Amandola 5/21/10 - Kyoko Kimura & Muneori Sawa vs. Aja Kong & Magnitude Kishiwada
Mostly Kimura taking a big beating from Aja and Kishiwada while also managing a few nice comebacks herself. The action was solid and Sawa played a good support to Kimura. Good stuff all around. ***

Revolucion Amandola 5/21/10 - Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri
Tajiri catches Nakagawa off guard through goofiness and perversion with Nakagawa managing a decent comeback towards the end before falling to the buzzsaw kick. Fun stuff.

Revolucion Amandola 5/21/10, NEO High Speed Title - Natsuki Taiyo (c) vs. Atsuko Emoto
Had some bad flubs in the first half, but things picked up great in the second half. Nothing great story wise here, just a fun junior spotfest. **1/2

Revolucion Amandola 5/21/10 - Kyoko Kimura, Atsuko Emoto, & Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Nanae Takahashi, Natsuki Taiyo, & Ayumi Kurihara
A high energy match that is full of action and decently lengthy. Doesn't start off great, but it gets better as it goes on with everyone seeing some decent time in the ring and some cool double/triple teams moves. Easily the best match I have seen from RA as a group. ***3/4

Revolucion Amandola 5/21/10 - Atsuko Emoto vs. Kyoko Kimura
A short spirited final confrontation between these two. Afterward you get small video showing Emoto's career highlights.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Fanboy on July 18, 2010, 03:39:25 PM
I watched the April Sendai Girls show as well.  I generally agree with ET's take.  I was disappointed with the sisters match, although Sachiko was understandably rusty and I think Chisako wanted to make sure not to hurt her.  Also, DASH is best getting pissed off when big grumpy veterans disrespect her and then takes a good shitkicking.  Well, that's exactly what she got against Tamura.  I liked the dropkick to Tamura's back after Yoshiko did her usual cool blowoff of the handshake. 

I like Hiren heeling it up more in Sendai.  The new jazzier costume suits her and I loved her choking out Nanae with her own sash as the match started.  Also, the part where Hiren unrolls the tape on her wrist and strangles her opponent with it is awesome.  She did the same spot in the recent OZ Academy match against Tomoka Nakagawa.  Hiren's striking is also much better than a few years ago and I appreciated Takahashi selling the Ankle Hold like death, as she desperately fought for the ropes like she had gotten caught by Kandori or something.  Most opponents just blow it off and the move has looked pretty weak.

Poor, poor Kagetu.  She was all smily and happy during her pre-match interview.  You did know Kong was gonna kill you, didn't you.  Two SICK lariats.

Nanae and Yone was really good until it ended suddenly.  I'm guessing the JWP title match will be that much better.

I certainly liked Meiko vs Aja more than ET, although Meiko did do the annoying no-sell hulking-up spot near the end like she did in the '06 match.  It was interesting to watch Meiko try to cope with Aja in her post-Death Valley Driver world.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on July 18, 2010, 04:27:18 PM
I might have to give Meiko/Aja another chance as I was tired when I originally viewed it. Have you seen the RA show yet?
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Fanboy on July 18, 2010, 05:53:30 PM
I might have to give Meiko/Aja another chance as I was tired when I originally viewed it. Have you seen the RA show yet?

No.  I'm going to try to get to that sometime this week.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on July 20, 2010, 12:26:22 AM
Haven't seen any in Shimmer in two years so this should be interesting.

SHIMMER 29 4/10/10 - Nevaeh vs. Kellie Skater
Nevaeh seemed ok, but didn't leave much an impression. Skater was ok, seemed to show little personality though I'm not sure what to make of her. I like her clothesline though her kicks just feel awkward. The match itself was nothing worthwhile though still perfectly fine.

SHIMMER 29 4/10/10 - Nikki Roxx & Ariel vs. Melanie Cruise & Annie Social
Roxx didn't seem to do much here. Ariel seems to have put on some weight though she was never exactly skinny so I guess it doesn't matter too much. She looked ok. Never seen Cruise or Social though I have at least heard of the latter. Would have been nice if Cruise wore something a little more flattering. For a big girl she sure doesn't know how to use her size. She showed some ok personality, but didn't offer much else. Social probably looked the best here. Her offense could have been more interesting, but she had attitude and did a decent job heeling along with leading Cruise. Still an average match in the end though.

SHIMMER 29 4/10/10 - LuFisto vs. Rachel Summerlyn
Its odd I have been interested in LuFisto for years now, but somehow this is actually my first time seeing a match of hers. She look decent. She was full of energy and looked good on offense. Summerlyn looked ok, but nothing special. Match was back and forth and a little rough at times with the two big girls going full throttle. Decent enough.

SHIMMER 29 4/10/10 - Jamilia Craft vs. Mercedes Martinez
Never seen Craft before. She had an interesting look and was ok in the ring. Match was ok. Martinez was on offense most of time and looked nice with her strikes. Craft did ok in her early attempts to match up and her later counters.

SHIMMER 29 4/10/10 - Allison Danger vs. Rayna Von Tosh
This didn't do much for me. Just never got a good feel for anything outside of Tosh's random posing.

SHIMMER 29 4/10/10 - Madison Eagles vs. Sassy Stephie
This was pretty decent with Stephie playing a decent heel and doing nice job of getting Eagles down to her size. Eagles bumped well and used her size when needed. Never seen either girl before now, but they have left the best impressions thus far.

SHIMMER 29 4/10/10 - Jessie McKay vs. Cat Power
Decent match with a lot of the focus being on McKay's leg. Again new to both girls, but I thought both look ed decent with Cat Power being the more impressive of the two. The cat gimmick is weird, but it works with clawign being a part of her gimmick.

SHIMMER 29 4/10/10 - Tenille vs. Sara Del Rey
Never cared for Del Ray years ago, but I liked her a lot here. She had attitude while showing aggressiveness and assertiveness. Loved seeing her make Tenille her bitch. First time seeing Tenille, and I'm impressed. She took a good beating from Del Ray while making minor attempts to comeback and when she finally managed to she brought out some solid offense including a fairly cool submission that easily looked like it could end it all. Solid stuff in this one. **3/4

SHIMMER 29 4/10/10 - Daizee Haze vs. Misaki Ohata
A lot of time was spent on the mat which doesn't do much for me, but what was one was decent I really enjoyed the stuff done off the mat. This was fairly back and forth with the action being pretty decent. Another solid match. **3/4

SHIMMER 29 4/10/10 - Ayumi Kurihara vs. Tomoka Nakagawa
Good, well paced action with the two dishing out a great showcase of their skills. Nakagawa stole this one for me as she really showed off her heel persona and did more than she really ever has in Japan. Very good match. ****

SHIMMER 29 4/10/10, SHIMMER Tag Titles - Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews (c) vs. MsChif & Cheerleader Melissa
Melissa and MsChif were fun beating the crap out of the Ninjas and freaking them out with MsChif's screaming. the Ninjas act was fun, but on offense they could be a little dull so it dragged a bit when they were in control. Decent match with a solid effort from both teams. **1/4
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: TasotheGreek on July 21, 2010, 12:29:01 PM
REVOLUCION AMANDOLA COMM: R.A. BAGUS

May 2, 2009   Tokyo   Q:ORIGINAL   (1 3/4 hrs)   *DVD*

1. Aki Kanbayashi -vs- Apple Miyuki.

2. GOEMON -vs- Tomoka Nakagawa.

3. Atsuko Emoto -vs- Ayumi Kurihara.    *2-Count Rule

4. Atsuko Emoto -vs- AKINO.    *No Pinfall Rule

5. Atsuko Emoto -vs- Aja Kong.    *Falls Count Anywhere Hardcore Match

6. Takashi Sasaki/Masashi Takeda -vs- Kyoko Kimura/Yuko Miyamoto.

       *Light Tubes Death Match.


Wow, I just wanted to post that I watched this and the Atsuko Emoto matches, especially versus AKINO, and the deathmatch, were freaking insaNEly good!
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on July 22, 2010, 08:56:08 PM
Glad to see this thread finally get resurected.
Been meaning to post more in it but i've been busy

AJW 12/9/89
- Toyota vs Yamada
Real good considering their experience level. Maybe it's just because they always tended to go long so i'm used to it but I thought they did a good job of not telegraphing it was going to a draw. Reminded me a lot of their November 93 match only with a much more basic move set.

AJW 1/11/91
- Ito vs Hasegawa & Kamiya vs Watanabe
Usually skip the mma fights but given who was in it I decided to give it a go. Watanabe/Kamiya was a little more exciting but both matches were still boring and skipable. Only thing of note was that in both it was pretty clear Ito & Kamiya were the dominant ones and made sure there was no question by the end who was gonna be declared the winner.

- Toyota vs Hokuto
Ah Hokuto, Mrs. Victory Through Guts. Here she comes in with a hugely bandaged arm, knowing her probably for a legit injury and Toyota just waste no time going after it, ripping the 8 million damn layers it's wraped up in off. Being a lot more brutal & vicious then you usually see Toyota act. Toyota also has a bad leg going in though so later on Hokuto tries to focus on that to even the odds. Makes for a really cool story and a damn good match. Suzuka Minami was at ringside for this freaking the FUCK out, threatning to throw the towel in for Hokuto at any moment. After the match she is super pissed off, yelling at Toyota and swearing to get revenge and now for literally the 1st time in all my years as a joshi fan I now actually want to go out of my way to check out a Suzuka Minami match.

- (Hair Match) Jungle Jack vs Bull/Kyoko
Another of those famous matches that's been on my "buy" list forever but I just never got around to getting a hold of for whatever reason until now. Did not disapoint. The Aja vs Bull feud is the #1 thing that stands out to me about the 90 through 92 era and nothing that cool has happened in a very long time. The amount of hatred, brutality, emotion & excitement is just on a whole nother level. Kyoko as the young underling wanting to prove herself & Bison as the trusted soldier standing by her buddy's side ready to kill for the cause played their roles awesomely as well.

AJW 5/26/91

- Kyoko/Debbie vs Yoshida/Esther Moreno
Really fun spotfest match with evreryone wanting to bust out the lucha shit.

- Toshiyo Yamada vs Yumiko Hotta
Great match. This is what the way overrated Hotta/Lioness match wishes it was as they go all shoot style and stiff the hell out of each other. When this type of stuff happens between 2 people who 1. have no problem doing it & 2. are tough enough to pull it off I have no problem with it so I loved every minute of this.

- Aja vs Toyota
I thought this was a really good match but I could see opinions differing. There were a lot of "blown" spots but I thought it made for a good story. Aja is a big bad ass who mows over her & dominates with simple power stuff, Toyota makes comebacks but every time she gets the advantage she messes things up trying to do "fancy" shit which she can't pull off due to not being strong enough (in this match atleast) to get Aja up for all her whacky suplexes and stuff, getting more and more desperate & frustrated as time goes on trying to figure out some way to slay the beast.

- (2/3 Falls) Bull/Bat vs Hokuto/Hasegawa
Short, fun match to end things on a happy note. Bat & Sakie are the weak links and play the pawns in Hoktuo & Bulls game of "who can beat the jobber fastest". Kind of ends in a tie so they have a bonus round of "well my jobber can beat your jobber", loser pays for pizza at the post show party which the zoo pound wins triumphantly. Hokuto being a little short on cash having splurged on a shiny new 1st aid kit and designer bandages, ask for a special 4th round do over because "no fair, my jobber wasn't ready" and then in hilarious fassion Sakie still gets beat down a minute later. Hokuto can only laugh at this point while Ms Hasegawa cries, knowing full well she will be beaten with a sack of oranges in her sleep because no one messes with the Danger Queen's money and gets away with it.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Fanboy on July 25, 2010, 11:18:50 AM
Finally watched the 2010 R.A. show.  The R.A. vs Passion Red/Ayumi tag was one of the best matches so far this year.  I don't think it's quite a MOTYC, as I tend to prefer singles matches with more story/psych when thinking about top matches, but still very good.  The mixed tag was kind of odd.  Aja's in her usual role but it's a bit strange watching Kimura take such a whupping.  The Tomoka/TAJIRI match was pretty typical for a mixed gender indy singles match-lots of patronizing and perversion.  You just knew at some point Tomoka was gonna kick him in the junk. 

It's a shame that Emoto chose to retire, as she was really starting to get good.  Hopefully Kimura will come back after her hiatus and won't disapper as well.  Phil Schneider and the other Wrestling KO guys should watch some Ayumi for their list.
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Post by: Eivion on July 25, 2010, 03:44:28 PM
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The R.A. vs Passion Red/Ayumi tag was one of the best matches so far this year.  I don't think it's quite a MOTYC, as I tend to prefer singles matches with more story/psych when thinking about top matches, but still very good. 
Its the best joshi match for me this year unless we can count Kurihara/Nakagawa from Shimmer. I usually also have preference to singles, but there hasn't been too many that have impressed me this year. . To be fair though I haven't watched much Oz yet and I do need to re-watch Aja/Meiko.

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The mixed tag was kind of odd.  Aja's in her usual role but it's a bit strange watching Kimura take such a whupping.
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It's a shame that Emoto chose to retire, as she was really starting to get good.
Yeah I think Emoto could have been something if any company was willing to really push her and RA in general.

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Hopefully Kimura will come back after her hiatus and won't disapper as well.
Yeah, I am afraid she will come back only to retire soon after. I really hope she continues on teaming with Nakagawa though.
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Post by: Makabe Sword Justice on July 25, 2010, 03:56:42 PM
Watched the 5/3 Ice Ribbon Main Event last night, Riho vs. Emi Sakura for the ICEx60 Singles Title. Pretty good match despite the slow start, that's perhaps the longest staredown I've ever seen. Seems like it's to the point where they're not really going easy on Riho anymore although Emi went a little easy on the bodyslams. Riho certainly has shown a lot of improvement in the ring, I was impressed with a lot of what she did including a late series of nonstop vertical suplexes. I was disappointed that she lost but impressed as a whole. I'm not much of a fan of Emi as a wrestler but matches like this are proof that she's doing great as a trainer, considering Ice Ribbon allows girls of all ages to come in and train with them.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on July 25, 2010, 09:32:15 PM
AAA 8/26/1992 La Briosa, La Marquesa & La Venus vs Martha Villalobos, Pantera Surena & Wendy

Real good match from down Mehico way...

Surena is Surena, always awesome. Martha rulled it when she was younger. The rest I know very little about but everyone looked good for the most part. Starts out as your basic tag match but ends up becoming a heated brawl by the end which I dug the hell out of. Circa this time over in AJW you could really tell there was a heavy Lucha influence in a lot of what the girls were doing, here you can see it was mutual with there definately being a joshi tenge to this match as well.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on July 31, 2010, 06:03:19 PM
AJW 8/19/90

- Etsuko Mita vs Miori Kamiya
- (Kick Boxing) Sakie Hasegawa vs Kaoru Ito
Too cliped to really coment on, the Mita match looked decent from what was shown, Ito/Sakie, not so much

- Coolie SZ & Bulldog KT vs Masa Michinoku & Monkey Magic Wakita
Only quick highlights show. Nothing impressive and some sloppy looking stuff. Still neat seeing super young Jado & Gedo and an unmasked Sasuke & Super Delfin

- Kaoru Maeda Estelle Moreno & Mika Takahashi vs Kyoko Inoue Hyper Cat & La Diabolica
Good little lucha sprint. Moreno's have been rocking it on all these early AJW shows i've been watching. Diabolica was impressive too. Anyone know who Hyper Cat was? Seems kind of familiar, like it might have been one of the AJW girls under the mask

- (Kick Boxing) Mima Shimoda vs Yumiko Hotta
Hmm, Mima Shimoda in a shoot fight, that's odd.
Hmmm, Mima Shimoda in a shoot fight not only holding her own but dominating at times, that's odd.
Hmmmm, they're busting out dragon screw leg whips & step up enzuguris in this shoot fight, interesting.
Hmmmmm.....INDEED!!!!!

- Madusa & Noriyo Tateno vs Suzuka Minami & Mitsuko Nishiwaki
They're billing this as 2000th match of Tateno who debued a little over 9 years earlier as is on her (1st) retirement road. Madusa in the pre match promo claims herself & Tateno are the new breed. I know AJW used to run quite the heavy schedule back in the day but I think they're may be a lil bit of fuzzy math going on here. Madusa also claims her opponents have million dollar bodies & 10 cent brains...yup. Match itself was nothing special.

- Manami Toyota vs Akira Hokuto
Even better version of the match they had a few months later. Actually this may be the best singles between them i've seen period. Starts off super hot and then switches gears as this time Hokuto, the imortal mummy goddess goes in with a bad leg that Toyota goes to town on and the selling & drama that results is just off the charts. There was such an awesome air of desperation to everything they did as well, with it feeling like it was a true war to get any move in on the other, no one wanting to get caught in any hold w/o a fight and every big move being treated like it could be the end. A true joy to watch. I made the comment on the Yamada/Toyota match that it never seemed like they were going to a draw because they'd often work a little bit of a slower paced, long matwork section in most all their matches, here it's the opposite, this never appeared like they were going the distance either but it was because it was just non stop action the whole way through with never a dull moment.

- Aja Kong & Bison Kimura vs Bull Nakano & Grizzly Yamato
Everything I want out of wrestling & so much more. If I still gave out star ratings this would get 5. Legit one of the greatest matches i've ever seen. At it's best, great wrestling matches allways garner 1 of 2 responses from me. Either i'm jumping up & down going "fuck yeah, whoo, this is amazing" or i'm sitting thear deathly silent, intensely concentrating, not wanting to blink and miss 1 second. This match falls into the latter category. I couldn't turn away by the end, just staring with my mouth 1/2 open in disbeliefe at how damn fuckin great this was. This wasn't just good in your standard "oh they did a b & c, I like all those things, toss in a blender & mix for yummy goodness" sorta way. This was special, they did a through z then invented a 27th & 28th letter because they're just that good. Everyone was so perfect playing their roles, especially Bull as the unstopable dominant monster. Watching Bull just stand thear as Aja & Bison tried with all their heart to beat the shit out of her with Kendo sticks and Bull just had this "come on, is THAT all you've got" look on her face is one of those iconically cool moments in wrestling that you know you'll never ever forget.

JWP 7/27/2008
- Kazuki vs Kayoko Haruyama
Lame match. Normally like Kazuki but she was really unimpressive here. Her offense looked so weak and it looked like such a joke having her dominate a large portion of the early stages. Haruyama comes back and runs through all her sig big moves in an unenthusiastic house show sorta way, they do the usual near fall trading and then it ends with a weak ass rollup. Not the worst match ever but not really worth the hard drive space it'll take the download or 14 mins to watch either
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Post by: !CUTY¡ on August 02, 2010, 07:52:53 PM
^^^
HyperCat was Yumi Ogura under a mask. I think she retired a year before (1989).
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on August 03, 2010, 07:00:42 PM
AJW 3/17/1991

- Tomoko Watanabe vs Kazue Saito
Awful, packed a whole lot of crap into 4 minutes.

- Tomezo Tsunokake vs Little Frankie
One of, if not the earliest apperances of the midgets in AJW. Along with Mr. Bhuddaman, a staple in the company, either in the ring or behind the sceens right up until their very last show. Shit, Bhudda still randomly shows up at shows even now. You'll be glad to know that right from the very start they sucked. Actually, by their own standards this wasn't super horrible even decent at times but still nothing to go out of your way to see or ever ever ever watch again if you do. Also neat, did not know Shiro Abe was still reffin this late into the 90's.

- Debbie Malenko & Mariko Yoshida vs Sakie Hasegawa & Mayumi Yamamoto
Decent enough match until Sakie got hurt  taking a dive from Yoshida, knocking her head hard on the floor as she landed. They stoped the match to drag her out of thear and they never regained the momentum during the few mins it was a handicap match.

- (3WA Martial Arts Title) Bat Yoshinaga (c) vs Kaoru Ito
After your standard rookie & midget matches, we complet the unholy trifecta of things guaranteed to stink up an AJW show with your pre-requisite shoot fight. Even AJW wasn't in the mood for this crap tonight as they thankfully clip things to just a few highlights of the 1st & last rounds.

- (Noriyo Tateno Retirement Match) Noriyo Tateno vs Takako Inoue
Last of a dying breed. Of the big mega stars of the 80's she's the last to go. Short sprint, nothing special as a match. Just a nice way to send out Tateno on a happy note as she picks up a win, gets an awesome ceremony and then gets beat down by all her old 80's buddies like Lioness, Dump & Jaguar after the match one more time. Course the real story is what happened afterwards in the back. Tateno sorta never really wanted to retire but the owner of short lived US women's promotion LPWA promised her a big cushy job for life with his company if she'd quit wrestling and move to America and then in one of the all time great dick moves in wrestling, the night she retires he calls her up to say "uhhh, no nevermind, no job 4 u kid, don't come". She'd un-retire the next year to join LLPW when they started up.

- Yumiko Hotta, Esther Moreno & Cynthia Moreno vs Toshiyo Yamada, Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda
Another mostly average match. Started a little slow but they things got good by the end

- (All Pacific Title) Manami Toyota (c) vs Suzuka Minami
To start i'll just say that in no way was this a bad match. That said, this was far from being great either. Huge HUGE disapointment. Sometime in between January and now Suzuka's "Bitch I will tear your fucking head off for what you did to my best friend" attitude fizzled out and things start with a nice sporting handshake and never heat up much from thear. MJH actually summed things up nicely, Minami's a solid mid card wrestler but didn't have what it took to steal the spotlight and shine as a major star. A total paint by #s match. "Hey lets do mat work for x amount of mins" ok now "you do your big move then i'll do my big move and we'll kick out of stuff for a while" ok "finish". Nothing wrong with that formula actually but the thing that takes a match from being just ok to being really good/great is the added elements of emotion and drama and passion and personality and this match had none of that.

- Akira Hokuto vs Aja Kong
Now this is more like it. Aja comes in super pissed off, murderalizes poor Hokuto, dragging her all over the building before she makes a short come back. Too little too late though as she fails to slay the monster.

- Bull Nakano & Kyoko Inoue vs Bison Kimura & Mika Takahashi
Going in dind't know what to exspect as i'd heard mixed reviews but I ended up loving this match. The streak of awesome Bull's Army vs Jungle Jack matches being the best thing in the company continues. They're building up to a big Bull/Bison singles match so Bison got to look strong against Bully poo but for me this was the Takahashi show. Underdog struggling to take down the giant, getting killed but never giving up is always a fav story of mine in wrestling. She's finally able to get in some good offense near the end, thanks to Bison softening her up and even a run in from Aja. And for 1 split second when she hits a huge suplex on her you think she might pull it off but it only ends up making Ms Nakano mad. For her toubles Bull chanels Tracey Smothers and decideds to comit super dooper ultra mega mass homicide upon the poor girl, busting out the rarely used rolling guiloteen leg drop right on her face.
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Post by: FLIK on August 10, 2010, 09:30:27 AM
AJW 4/21/1991

- Hirasuine Sonteitam & Bonteipu Sonteitam vs Kaoru Ito & Kazue Saito
Hey, it's another rare aperance of the Sonteitam sisters. Hey, wow, this fucking sucked

- Mika Takahashi & Miori Kamiya vs Sakie Hasegawa & Mayumi Yamamoto
Typical joshi sprint. Fun match though

- Yumiko Hotta vs Toshiyo Yamada
Disapointingly this is worked as more of a regular normal wrestling match rather then ramping up the shoot style antics. Hotta completely dominates things with Yamada missing a lot of the kicks she does try and get in before getting put down rather convincingly in a fairly short match. Good match but no whear near as awesome as what they'd do the following month.

- (AJW Tag Titles) Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda © Cynthia Moreno & Esther Moreno
So one of the big discoveries i've had watching all this early 90's AJW is just how great the Moreno sisters are. Up until now i've enjoyed both of them pretty equally but this match firmly established that as good as Cythia is, Esther is on a whole nother level from her sister as she completely steals the spotlight here. LCO for their part do fine as well, nothing blow away special from them, they hold up their end fine but yeah, this is the Moreno show who pick up the win for the tag belts. Kinda weird too, as Esther Moreno isn't a name that comes up often when people discuss who the greatest joshi or just women's wrestlers in general of all time are but amidst a hugely stacked and deep roster she's easily top 10 in the promotion at this point.
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Post by: MJH on August 10, 2010, 02:05:26 PM
Esther was a pretty constant under/mid-card highlight during 1991. She was one of the flashiest girls but also one of the smoothest too - although it's worth saying that she was also the second most experienced wrestler on the roster after Bull. She disappears in late '91, crops up again as Ultima Tigrita on Dream Slam I and then that's it, I think, although as I understand it she appeared for Jd' or some place else later in the '90s.

The 4/29/91 show has what I remember as a really fun tag match where she teamed with Manami to take on Jungle Jack, so that's another one of hers to look forward to.   
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on August 10, 2010, 08:05:07 PM
Oh yeah, Wrestling Observer listed it as a MOTYC(Esther and Manami vs Jungle Jack)
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Post by: FLIK on August 10, 2010, 08:27:55 PM
For sure, gonna talk a lot more about that match later as it was AMAZING

AJW 4/21/1991 continued

- Manami Toyota & Debbie Malenko vs Kyoko Inoue & Bat Yoshinaga
Weird weird matchup on paper, Toyota/Kyoko always have great chemistry but the rest of the pairings I wasn't so sure about. Bat, who i'm usually not super high on really steped things up though and this ended up a surprisingly good match. Debbie & her worked well together and Toyota vs Bat ended up being really fun in poor poor homeless mans Aja vs Toyota sorta way.  

- Mariko Yoshida & Akira Hokuto vs Takako Inoue & Suzuka Minami
Pretty good match. Parejas Incredibles night in Zenjo town. Neat, Takakao's wearing the same outfit she'd pass off to Nagisa Nozaki 19 years later in a random bit of trivia. By and large this ends up with the tag parters mostly working against each other, Takako & Yoshida take the more subdued route, working lots of leg based mat work, Hokuto & Suzuka on the other hand beat the piss out of each other and in the end the entire match erupts into a chair swingin brawl outside the ring for a countout finish. In another random little cool moment, Hokuto bust out a fuckin cattle mutalation, years before there was ever an American Dragon.

- Aja Kong vs Monster Ripper
Before there was Aja, before there was Bull, before there was Dump, there was the Monster and now she's back straight outa the 80's, super pissed off trying to reclaim her spot. They work this like you'd exspect, lots of power vs power, smash mouth, who's the badest type stuff with weapons flying all over, awesome fun for the 1st few mins, then Ripper takes over and things turn boring for a couple mins making you kind of glad this goes short. Once things end in a double DQ and a MASSIVE wild crazy pull apart brawl breaks out you forget all about the sucky parts and you're begging for 5 more mins though. Course, 10 mins into said never ending pull apart, you're back to being like fuck, let's just move on. A conflicting match but as a whole, damn enjoyable. Aja'd have a much better version of this same match 16 years later vs Dump Matsumoto ironically enough.

- Bull Nakano vs Bison Kimura
On paper, should be an even more awesome version of the match above. 2 big bad ass tough chicks, who've been waring with each other for a year, beating the snot out of one another. Nope, none of that shit to be found here or atleast very little. Instead we get a long stretch of pedestrian mat work, followed by your by the #s big move exchange of bigger moves for the finish. Throughout the match Bull never looked like she was in any danger and wins this short contest rather easily, finishing Miss Kimura off with her own suplex and a top rope splash. The MONSTER runs in for a quick sneak attack on Nakano afterwards.

Overall, a decent show. Some good stuff but nothing major that stands out. More of a card used just to set up a lot of bigger upcoming matches.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on August 11, 2010, 11:45:18 AM
Ah yeah I HATE when that happens. When they build up so much hate in a feud and then just lock up to start and/or have just a regular match. Same thing for that Manami/Minami match

It's like, you just had a pull-a-part with 10+ refs and now you're gonna trade wristlocks?
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Post by: MJH on August 11, 2010, 01:12:58 PM
In fairness, we're talking about two months separating the 1/11 challenge/reaction to Toyota targetting Hokuto's injury to the title match. For all I know, I mean, they could've done a match on TV that was a bit of a schmoz and they did a "only way you're challenging for the belt is if you keep it clean" angle. As a bit of a NJ juniors match I thought it was pretty good; and let's be honest, to a 1991 US audience seeing the final so-many minutes on TV it's quite the thing... Steiners' spotFU was all the rage at the time too. It's only really in the last decade that people have become disensitised to spotfests, where the "new" spots have gone past the point of, I don't know, adequacy?
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Post by: FLIK on August 12, 2010, 06:25:22 AM
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In fairness, we're talking about two months separating the 1/11 challenge/reaction to Toyota targetting Hokuto's injury to the title match. For all I know, I mean, they could've done a match on TV

That was always a project I wanted to work on but i've never had the time. Finding old AJW results as there's not a lot that are archived online. The 2000's aren't so bad but even then you kind of have to know whear to look but 90's and earlier you're SOL most of the time.
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Post by: MJH on August 12, 2010, 12:53:56 PM
Guess I'd best start scrolling through those old WON results sections...
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Post by: FLIK on August 12, 2010, 03:46:43 PM
AJW 4/29/1991

- Tomoko Watanabe, Hirasuine Sonteitam & Bonteipu Sonteitam vs Kaoru Ito, Mayumi Yamamoto & Kazue Saito
Decent enouch match, mainly due to Ito & Watanabe working well together as no one else stood out. The usual you get out of girls at this level who're not really rookies anymore but are still inexperienced enough that they're still low on the card. Due have to say, that i've started noticing that even though she was a highlight here, Watanabe in general did not show a huge amount of potential early on in her career. Atleast not to the point whear you could easily tell she was going to become as great as she would later on. Back in these days she was just sloppy as heck and was routinely blowing a fair # of spots.

- Mika Takahashi & Miori Kamiya vs Mima Shimoda & Etsuko Mita
Jungle Jack B-Team in the hizouse. Not on the level of the Moreno's but Mika & Mori are 2 more in that catagory of girls who were really good that never get any hype who i've discovered watching all these shows. Mika more so then Mori who I allready was a little bit of a fan of previously. Can blame most of that due to a majority of their best stuff happening between the really hot 80's Crush Girl era and the really hot interpromotional 90's era. Had they peaked/stayed around for either of those periods i'm sure they'd be a lot better remembered. Anyways, for this match, they only get a little over 6 mins but it was damn good while it lasted. Mika & Mori got to look dominant for a change picking up the win and LCO had one of their better performances i've seen this year too.

- (3WA Martial Arts Title) Bat Yoshinaga © vs Akemi Torisu
Bat comes into this wearing a Bull Nakano t-shirt, 20 years later she still knows who the boss is. Anyways, was all set to hit the ff button but I had some time to kill so I decided to check this out and HOLY SHIT this ruled. Not counting Hotta/Mima which i'm 99.9% sure was a work, this was the best shoot fight i've ever seen on an AJW show. No clue who Tirisu was going into this, far as I can guess she's just a chick who got this slot cause she was big and fat and atleast looked the part of someone who'd beat your ass. She wasn't, from second 1 there wasn't 1 doubt that Bat was winning this. Torisu had no skill, no technique and just threw wild ass swings the entire time and ran out of gas by the end of the 1st round. What made this AWESOME? She would NOT fucking quit. Bat bust her open early in the 2nd round and this looks like it's going to be a quick one. Nope. Despite Bat out classing her in every way, kicking she shit out of her, Torisu just keeps going and going and going, swinging like a mad woman hoping to land a lucky punch or something. She gets knocked down a good 15+ times during this match which is amazing considering you often times won't see that happen once in these things but she keeps getting up. On into the 6th round, she gets up slower and slower, by this point there is blood everywhear, all over her face, all over the ring, all over Bat. Everyone knows she's not winning this but everyone, including me is going nuts, screaming, hoping, praying she can atleast survive to the very end and she does. Bat gets her hand raised but Torisu is the one who ends up with a giant chant of her name in the end from the crowd. This potentially could/should have been a star making moment but of course nothing ever really happened after this. Torisu would make a couple more aperances in 91, wrestle a good bit in 92 but never amounted to much of anything. Still, for 1 briefe night she was a star. Victory through guts and all that.

- Yumiko Hotta & Debbie Malenko & Cynthia Moreno vs Toshiyo Yamada & Sakie Hasegawa & Mariko Yoshida
Now time for your, hey let's toss whoever's left over & not booked in something more important on the card random tag. Another one for the short but awesome catagory, joshi sprint style at it's best. Hotta & Yamada tease things for their upcoming rematch, really good sections between Cynthia/Yoshida and Sakie/Debbie too.

- (AJW Title) Kyoko Inoue © vs Takako Inoue
The Big Black Belt on the line. Continuing the trend & tipping off that we must be in for some long main events. They don't get much time, 10 mins maybe but make good use of it in a really good match. Takako is surprisingly dominant for the early portion, working over Kyoko's leg a good deal. Kyoko eventually makes a comeback and we get a few mins of them exchanging big moves with her still selling the leg most of the way and then things end almost out of nowhear with Takako locking on a flash submission hold for the win.
So yeah, to sum up, short, full of mat work that gets sold and directly leads to the finish or in other words, I think I pretty much just watched Ditch's dream match.

- (All Pacific Title) Suzuka Minami © vs Akira Hokuto
The Big White Belt on the line as the Mega Powers Explode. So remember everything I said about Suzuka/Toyota not having any passion or emotion and being a bland, by the #s match? This was the complete opposite, everything that match should have been and more and all around off the charts great. The tag partner/friend element adds a lot to the dynamic and the story of the match is them tossing that shit out the window cause the title's on the line. In an amusing irony, Suzuka herself goes after Hokuto's leg, not as agressively as Toyota did a few months back, just enough to get over that if need be she too will exploit her weakness to gain the advantage. Hesitating to go all the way with it may have been what cost her though as Hokuto picks up the win in the end. Kick ass finish too with her hitting 3 vicious looking missile drop kicks off 3 diff turnbuckles, a 4th flipping drop kick off the last one (which ended up being more of a flipping ass to the face but still) and then finally the NLB. Easily the best Suzuka Minami match i've ever seen and one of the better matches of the year.

- (3WA Tag Titles - 2 out of 3 Falls) Aja Kong & Bison Kimura © vs Manami Toyota & Esther Moreno
Speaking of MOTYs. After they lost the hair match in Jan to Bull & Kyoko, Jungle Jack vacated the tag belts. Earlier this month they regained them beating Hokuto & Hotta not sure if that was a tournament final or just a decision match though. Bison comes out rocking the kick ass giant spiked cape & viking horned devil helmet. Aja follows being carried out on a fucking thrown Macho Man style. You can tell something special's in the air for this one. Here they're taking on the Toyota & Esther proving that giving title shots to random ass mish mash teams who've never teamed before is not a recent trend in joshi. As far as random ass teams go though this is atleast an awesome one, they reminded me a little of one of my fav teams ever KAORU & Hikari Fukuoka, both being high flyers that mirror and compliment each other well. Match starts out with them playing the cat & mouse game, with Toyota & Esther running around a million miles an hour hitting high spots, knowing that they'll get killed if they get caught which JJ finally does after a while, using their size & power to dominate things. In a cool moment, Esther tries to head but Aja who literally reacts by going "BWAHAHAHA" and looking at her like "you idiot WTF" but jokes on them as they're able to come back and put Bison away with stereo moonsaults. 1 fall in and this is allready one of the better matches this year but they're just getting started. The 2nd fall starts the same as the 1st one but then Moreno makes the mistake of trying to head butt Aja again and this time she gets more then laughed at, this time she gets the trash can to the head which causes Esther to bleed...A LOT. She freakin bleeds like there was a who can bleed the most contest that night and the prize was a million dollars. Full on 1.0 Muta scale. She's able to tag out fairly quickly to Toyota but then comes back in soon after and gets caught for a while before finally getting put down by Bison, avenging her 1st fall loss with a twisting dive of her own. 3rd fall starts with Jungle Jack taking turns torturing Cynthia & Toyota for a while before they're finally able to come back. The finishing stretch is ridicuslously great with everyone busting out gigantic dives including Esther busting out an Asai moonsault that would make Ultimo go "WOW" and tons of other big moves before Toyota finally gets killed by Aja with a Mike Awesome style power bomb off the middle rope. Can't understand a bit of Japanese or Spanish but I can read body language & emotion and I believe the post match goes something like this. Aja - "hey, heck of match kids, good job" to which Esther responds "Fuck you Jungle Jack, shove it up your ass" followed by several more mins of Esther going all nutty and riling up the crowd for support, she disapears and then Toyota & Aja get into it and have to be held back from ripping each others throats out. Everyone brought their A game for this one, especially Esther who at times looked like the best wrestler in the match, showing that she can do so much more then just flippy high spots. Easily best match i've seen from AJW this year so far. I've got another 7 or so shows from 91 that I haven't watched yet but there isn't too much I exspect has a chance of toping this.

- (3WA Title) Bull Nakano © vs Monster Ripper
And lastly, the Big Red Belt on the line & a fun way to end the night. They weren't gonna be able to top the previous 2 matches but they delivered a good match in their own way. Helped that they didn't try and go too long which Ripper can be hit & miss at and kept things moving with no major down time. Monster jumps her to start and is able to controll things for quite a while as they really put her over as the ultimate mega bad ass of all during this run. Very rare and weird as hell seeing Bull play the underdog babyface role but Bull being one of the best wrestlers ever is infact quite great in the role. Crowd goes nuts when she finally makes her come back as this turns into a double bloody brawl, which Ms Nakano is eventually able to win, busting out the megadeath flipping guiloteen to put her away.

During this time period there were certainly several shows with individual matches better than anything on this card but as a whole this was top to bottom the best AJW show i've seen from the really early 90's.
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Post by: FLIK on August 15, 2010, 08:34:29 AM
AJW 8/18/1991

Allready talked a little bit about the 5/91 show, haven't gotten my copy of the June tv shows yet, nothing from July exist on tape or if it does I don't know anyone who has it sooooo skipping ahead to August here.

- Bat Yoshinaga, Tomoko Watanabe & Hirosuine Sonteitam vs Miori Kamiya, Mika Takahashi & Kaoru Ito
Jungle Jack Jobbers vs the Gokumonto C squad to start the show. Typical lower card match. Fun, enjoyable, fast moving action but nothing of any importance until the last few mins and nothing you'll remember a week from now. Most interesting part happens after the match with Bat & Miori getting into a pull apart afterwards, kinda wouldn't mind seeing that match.

- Yumiko Hotta, Mima Shimoda & Sakie Hasegawa vs Debbie Malenko, Esther Moreno & Cynthia Moreno
During the pre match interviews, Sakie shows off a pretty nasty looking scar/set of stitches on her forearm, no clue what from. Malenko standing next to the Moreno's really highlights how short they are, Debbie looks like Andre the Giant next to them. Also just wanna mention that Debbies promos were always such an awesome highlight of every show with her "aww shucks, I gotta nother good partner, i'm sure we'll win" attitude. Match itself is pretty good though not as much as you'd hope looking at the lineup on paper. Kind of a better version of the previous match as they work it similarly. They keep the action moving with everyone coming in, hiting a few moves then getting out without anyone getting too much of the spotlight though Hotta & Esther managed to shine a little more then the others. As is usually the case in these things, future tag parters Debbie & Sakie have another nice exchange during the match as well

- (AJW Title) Takako Inoue (c) vs Mariko Yoshida
Really really good match. Similar to the Kyoko one from a few months ago. Takako goes to work on the leg and Yoshida puts on a fucking selling clinic. Putting over the pain long after she takes over on offense, she can't even muster the leg strength to put on a body scissors or squat on both legs for a full boston crab. While in control Yoshida desicdes to focus her attacks on the back and Inoue does a damn good job of putting that over as well but she's still able to pick up the win following a series of suplexes that looked sorta like Toyota's JOCS but w/o the arm cross and then going back to the leg for the submission win. Scary moment along the way as Yoshida does a diving tope outside and lands rite on her face which had to suck ass but she was able to get up and keep going none the less. Be interesting when I give their 92 match a re-watch as I recall that one being not as good but it was quite a while ago that I first watched that one.

- (JGP) Toshiyo Yamada vs Kyoko Inoue
They start off throwing bombs before settling down for a matwork section. Yamada is all full of piss, vinegar and ruthless agression during this match and she comes out on top for this part of the match. She doesn't focus on any one particular body part, just going from hold to hold but Kyoko does an amazing job of getting over that all the wear down holds are, ya know, wearing her down. When they entered finishing stretch she didn't suddenly pop up with a burst of energy, acting no diffrent then she did in the 1st few mins of the match. She was still able to bust out some big moves sure, but it really came across like she had to dig down deep to find the strength to pull them off. Really felt like both girls were treating this like the big match that it was. Great great stuff, one of the better matches of the year.

- (JGP Semi Finals) Aja Kong vs Bison Kimura
2 months before House Party 2 - The Pajama Jam was released Aja has grown her hair back and is sporting a full on Kidd style high top fade. She must have been a big fan I imagine. Bitter friends stiffer enemies. Booking long time tag partners against each other has been a long running theme throughout AJW's history. Of all the teams they've done this with, Aja & Bison may be the ones who've held the least back against each other. Hell, if anything, wrestling each other makes them usually up the brutality a significant amount which is certainly the case here. They brawl all over the building to start this one out, stiffing the piss out of each other along the way but then the match takes a unique turn. Bison, being Aja's good buddy and tag partner and all knows that she has a bad ankle and she does what any good friend would do in this situation. She vicsiously attacks it, ripping off Aja's boot, ripping off the bandage, biting her foot & beating it with the police baton she likes to carry around. She works it over for a good while but unlike 99% of all wrestling matches ever, there's no comeback, Bison just beats her down and beats her down and beats her down, Aja gets a few minor licks in here & thear but it has no long term effect. Bison continues her attack, suplexes her, puts her in a leg lock, fucks her ass, makes her humble and causes her to submit. Then to boot, Bison gets on the mic to talk shit afterwards as well. Good stuff

- (JGP Semi Finals) Manami Toyota vs Kyoko Inoue
Not a bad match but i'd certainly rank it in the bottom portion of all their singles stuff i've seen. Built simiar to the Yamada match from earlier with a hot start followed by a long stretch of exchanging holds. The matwork section here isn't as good or interesting though. More just something that comes across like they're killing time. You start thinking this may end up being a long one then they bust out a short section of hot moves and go to the finish almost out of no whear with Kyoko putting her in a combo Romero Special, Camel Clutch for the 3rd submission win of the night. Kyoko's so overjoyed at winning she dang near breaks down in tears.

- Suzuka Minami & Etsuko Mita vs Bull Nakano & Akira Hokuto
Judging from how this match went i'm guessing Mita must have done something REALLY bad beforehand. Like maybe she let out a giant fart on the tour bus during a hot summer day or something. Suzuka gets on the mic before the match starts, possibly adding "hey Bull, Hokuto, Mita also said your mother's were whores too". Dunno. Either way, Bull & Akira are pissed off like i've never seen before and beat the fiznuk out of poor Mita here, like so bad that by the end i'm concinvced I was witnessing a legit atempted homicide. Minami for her toubles tries to put up a fight but Bull & Hokuto are having none of that shit tonight, treating Suzuka like a mere speed bump traveling down on their road of violence to the dark side of hell. There was also something going on with Sakie Hasegawa & 1 of the other seconds at ringside i'm not sure about. Times like these whear getting to see the previous shows or atleast having results or some kind of context would come in handy as there was clearly a larger backstory/angle surrounding this match of some sort.

- (JGP Finals) Kyoko Inoue vs Bison Kimura
Fight & War are the 2 words that best describe this. Simple story, Bison jumps her to start, beats & bloodies her up but Kyoko who's allready gone through 2 other matches shows too much heart, won't be denied and keeps fighting back. A little screwyness with the ending as Kyoko blows the finish the first time she tries it but they cover for it nicely and it sort of helped add to the story of the night in it's own way. Great match, best one on the show which is saying something. Crowd is going insane with joy after Inoue wins. Really comes across like a huge deal and career defining, break out moment for her.
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Post by: MJH on August 15, 2010, 11:21:03 AM
That Takako/Yoshida match, for whatever reason, really had an affect on me when I saw it, I recall feeling it was almost a definitive "young girls" match, right up to Yoshida's overstretching on the tope that basically ended the match for her. Sure it's a bit sloppy and they were better a few years later (by a fair bit) but as far as being exactly what 19 y/o 3-year pros should be doing I thought it was great.

Kyoko/Toyota I found interesting from the perspective of how much of their stuff they had then as opposed to by May '92 at Marinepiad as opposed to later in '92, etc... as I've mentioned plenty of times before they're my favourite "sprint" pair in Joshi so watching how they progress against each other is always good for me. I'm sure there's some folks who'd call it their best match together because Kyoko's submissions/back-work pays off, but, yeah, clearly it's lower tier for them because they were still clearly progressing. Though Kyoko compared to Yoshida and Takako is a good distance of difference for young girls who debuted on the same show (I think? Definitely same class).
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Post by: FLIK on August 15, 2010, 03:59:36 PM
Yeah Kyoko was for sure a step above. Fun watching in 91 as she's clearly AJW's chosen one they were trying to elevate to a higher level that year.

Of all their singles the 94 unification match is still my fav Toyota/Kyoko match

Have you gotten around to watching any of that 2000 tv yet MJH?
Their one on the Jan tv ep is probably the last really great singles match Kyoko ever had with anyone

Back tracking a little to fill in some gaps w a couple hand held matches

- 1/5/1991 (Vacant AJW Title) Kyoko Inoue vs Mika Takahashi
The 1st 1/2 is filled with a lot of time killing unfocused mat work mixed in with a few big moves which doesn't do the best job of building momentum. The later stages are really good though, with time ticking down and them busting out high spot after high spot to try and win. Takahashi was especially impressive during this part as she has a lot of athletic stuff she can do. Funny moment near the end when she does a huge double underhook suplex off the top and doesn't imediatly follow up so the ref starts freaking out, like "hurry, cover her you fool, this is your chance, there's not much time left". No winner declared in the end so the belt remains vacant. Given their experience level it was interesting watching them try and fill 30 mins which is more time then all but a handfull of matches got that year. Despite a # of obvious flaws it was mostly a real good match overall. One i'll probably give a re-watch too soon as I think I might enjoy the first part of the match a little more with a 2nd viewing.

- 1/23/1991 (Cage Match) Bull Nakano vs Yumiko Hotta
Not sure what led to this match taking place. Dunno if they were feuding at the time or this was something they just did to try and draw crowd for a big house show. Given the time frame a comparison has to be made to the Bull/Aja cage matches and this wasn't on that level but was still really good in it's own way. Bull dominates, having her cronies toss in weapons, including the giant oversized nun-chuck, Hotta puts up a good fight though and even gets help from I think Suzuka Minami who tosses her a chain. Bull of course bust out the leg drop off the cage as well. After the match Jungle Jack fresh off their hair loss run in to attack. Kyoko & Bat rush to try & save their boss and all hell breaks loose for a while, ending with Aja going into the crowd tossing chairs all over which legit nearly causes a riot to break out when other fans start tossing chairs back.


Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on August 16, 2010, 08:59:44 PM
AJW TV 6/5/1991

- Esther Moreno Suzuka Minami & Yumiko Hotta vs Debbie Malenko Mika Takahashi & Miori Kamiya
Fun match as usual for these mid card sprint matches. One of the better ones of the year actually with some good stuff between Miori & Hotta and Takahashi & Esther. Really wishing Debbie would get more focus in these multi person tags, she'll often get to do 1 or 2 nice exchanges with someone but for the bulk of things tends to blend into the background as just another body. Course only a little over 1/2 aired so maybe her stuff just got cut.

- (AJW Title) Takako Inoue (c) vs Sakie Hasegawa
Holy shit, never noticed it before but her cheesy pop star idol outfits & singing, combined with the fact that her theme is one of the main tracks from Macross, Takako is so totally doing a freaking Lynn Minmei parody gimmick. Another match with only about 1/2 shown which doesn't work as well when you're dealing with a match that's a little more slow & technical but what we got still looked good, mostly the opening mat work and final few mins of near falls.

- Aja Kong & Bison Kimura vs Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada
Toyota's been having a sort of mini, secondary feud with Aja all year, trying to take her down. Here she brings her best tag parter another failing effort in what turns out to be an amazingly awesome match. High end joshi workrate style at it's best, non stop action 100mph from bell to bell for 13 mins.

- Bull Nakano & Kyoko Inoue vs Akira Hokuto & Mariko Yoshida
And we end things with another really really good tag. Main event so everyone steps up and brings their A game for this one. Kind of similar to the the Bull/Hokuto tag from last month only with better partners involved this time. Like a lot of Bull tags during this time it's built very heavily on everyone knowing their role and playing off the heirarchy of whear everyone's ranked on the totem pole. Bull on top as the unstopable monster, Kyoko & Akira in the middle on about the same level and Yoshida not too far behind but still the clear weak link in the match. And as is often the case for me I get the biggest kick out of watching David try & slay Goliath and the Bull/Yoshida interaction was awesome during this match. Really came away wishing I could have seen those 2 have a singles or even work each other in more tags but sadly they didn't cross paths on too regular a basis.
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Post by: MJH on August 16, 2010, 10:33:36 PM
That's a no on the 2000 TV, Flik. I'm totally inundated with DVDs, 30+ NOAH to watch from Misawa tributes last fall to the present, about 25 discs of 2010 New Japan I haven't started either and some 30 unwatched episodes of AJW Classics... not to mention Dragon Gate (everything from 5/5 PPV on), the last 4 JWP TV shows (5 once the Yoneyama switch is out), various other 09 Joshi shows and I'll probably have a fair few 2010 ones before I start them, too. I'll start them this week, probably watching in 3/4 month chunks but maybe I'll run through 2000 over the course of, say, a week and then move onto something else for a bit etc... I'll get to it soon enough though and update here with thoughts. Could be worse, I could be doing PUNQ's 2009 adventure... 
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on August 18, 2010, 01:29:23 PM
I hear you on that.
I've got 100s upon 100s of unwatched shows from diffrent promotions, really got to the point whear I sort of gave up on trying to catch up. These days I tend to make joshi, BJW & AAA a priority and just randomly toss in other stuff whenever I can.

AJW TV 6/18/1991

- Takako Inoue, Mariko Yoshida & Manami Toyota vs Esther Moreno, Cynthia Moreno & Mika Takahashi
Awesome fast paced lucha spotfest between pretty much the perfect 6 to pull that off as Takako & Yoshida have no problem doing that style even though they lean more towards the technical stuff. Only thing better then watching Toyota & Esther team may be watching them wrestle each other with Toyota surprisingly pinning her. Takako & Yoshida were getting an AJW tag title shot in a few days so thought it would have made more sense to have one of them do it but oh well. Toyota lays in an extra kick after the match just to be a bitch.

- (All Pacific Title) Akria Hokuta (c) vs Toshiyo Yamada
Wasn't digging it as much as other people have. Seemed like just your typical joshi workrate style match, some very good stuff but missing something extra to make it really memorable. Clipping probably hurt it as less then 1/2 aired. They worked a mostly even match but in the end Hokuto won fairly easily with Yamada missing one move then getting knocked out with the NLB.

To give an idea how heavy the AJW schedule was back in the day, during this show they flash the upcoming show dates across the screen and they have 15 shows booked over a 17 day period. Shit, wrestling that much maybe Tateno really did do 2000 matches in less then 10 years.

- (3WA Tag Titles - 2 out of 3 Falls) Aja Kong & Bison Kimura (c) vs Bull Nakano & Kyoko Inoue
1st Fall, giant crowd brawl to start before JJ beats down Kyoko a little bit before tagging in Bull. Bull & Aja go at it for a bit including Aja head butting her so hard I believe she may have busted her own head open hardway. Kyoko comes back and gets beat down for a longer period, for just a briefe second the camera pans to Bull holding her nunchucks waiting to be taged back in and you can tell shits on when that happens. Kyoko finally does tag and Bull cleans house on everyone, few mins later, after a few double teams and Bull decideds she's done fucking around and bust out the megadeath flipping leg drop to kill off Aja. Noticed that Bull only ever does that when she's fighting a really strong opponent or when she's just super pissed off, here I think both easily apply.
2nd fall starts the same way with another crowd brawl then Aja getting beat down some more for a bit. Bull makes the mistake of hitting her with her own can which only serves to fire her up and leads to her come back. Bison, having not been in for a while and being fresh comes back in a ball of energy, singlehandidly fights off both of them and puts Kyoko away to even things up. Aja continues going after Bull so they say fuck the rest period and go straight into the 3rd fall with it being Bull's turn to bleed now. Things settle down for a short section between Bison & Kyoko before exploding again with the 2 monsters going at it. Aja goes nuts with the trash can murdering everyone in sight. For the last few minutes things just turn into a war of attrition, everyones worn out and trying to hit any & every big move they can think of to end things. Aja does an awesome top rope tope to the floor in one highlight. Things finally end with Aja pinning Bull after THREE bare fisted urakens. A true HOLY SHIT moment on several levels. Aja hitting the bare fist uraken is the most protected move i've ever seen anywhear in all my years of watching wrestling, i'd never seen anyone survive even 1 until now. At the same time, Bull has been presented as this ultimate unstopable monster for a long time, playing Vader better then Vader did. Bull will look vulnarable at times sure but in the end she leaves you with no doubt who the biggest, baddest, best, toughest wrestler in the company is. Fairly sure this actually may have been her 1st pinfall loss atleast since winning the 3WA title so that Aja had to go to such lengths to take her down is sorta fitting. I still sort of lean towards Jungle Jack vs Toyota/Esther being better but at worst this is still the 2nd best match of the year at this point, just fucking awesome awesome stuff.
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Post by: MJH on August 18, 2010, 02:12:16 PM
I never doubted 2000/10yrs, to be honest. 200 dates a year isn't flabbegastingly huge. I'd say your average WWF guy worked 200/+ pa in the '80s, too. 17/18 shows a month? That'd've seemed like a vacation for Flair.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: MJH on August 18, 2010, 09:31:04 PM
AJW Athena #15: 01/10/2000 (taped 12/08/1999)

You can tell it's a big show when even the undercard matches have silly Japanglish match titles like "Earnest Battle Danger Zone" (Ito/Momoe vs. Sakie/Yabushita) and "Be Ambitious" (Asuka/Nanae)...

Ayako Seki (debut) vs. Miyuki Fujii
Not the worst debut in the world, and a rare win for the rookie to boot. Then again Ayako's built like Kaoru Ito and probably 5/6" taller too. Not much to it, though, and at least they're smart enough to only give it 4 minutes.

Chapparita ASARI/Hiromi Yagi vs. Miho Wakizawa/Kayo Noumi
ASARI by this point must've put on 20lbs and both a) actually looked healthy and b) had an ass to boot. No surprises who the better looking team are here, although some of Yagi's armbars are a bit messy and MihoKayo looked better than I recalled them looking in the sporadic Zenjo I've seen of this era prior to now. Perfectly fine undercard tag wrestling.

Kaoru Ito/Momoe Nakanishi vs. Megumi Yabushita/Sumie Sakai
Fun mid-card sprint. I'd forgotten how quick Momoe actually was, she's zipping round the ring like Masato Yoshino on speed. That said, if they'd had to forethought to extend Sakai's near falls on Momoe by more than one when Ito was taken care of on the floor (given that Momoe's kickout of the moonsault was also the loudest received near fall in the match and was where the drama obviously was) this could've been better still. Of course, when Momoe's "my turn" after that near fall is a perfect moonsault over Sakai right into a German suplex, you can tend to forgive her. I'm pretty sure I heard the 15-minutes call at one point, but this felt at most to be half that long (nor seemed clipped). Zenjo undercards would be infinitely more bearable if the third match of every card was like this, though - as said - they clearly had a better, more structured and story-driven match in them.

Lioness Asuka vs. Nanae Takahashi
I kept thinking "my, this is far more back-and-forth than I'd anticipated" but then it was over in five-minutes. Much as I don't particularly like Asuka and think it absurd people thought she was better than Chigusa for years, just like the preceeding tag, I thought they had a better match in them, merely by spreading out what they did here. Even Momoe's interference only ends up in them both getting clotheslined and, y'know, the victor was never going to be in doubt short of Lioness taking some of those balcony bumps she gave Kyoko around this time, but again it's a fun five-minutes.

I'll add my thoughts on the final three matches in a little while... but that was one of the quickest 40-minute undercards of any AJW show I've seen.    
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: MJH on August 18, 2010, 11:31:24 PM
Continued...

2 of 3 Falls: WWWA Tag Titles - Mima Shimoda/Etsuko Mita (c) vs. Tomoko Watanabe/Kumiko Maekawa
It's a pity this wound up as a generic LCO tag of the era complete with the obligatory guardrail splash et al... good though "a generic LCO tag" and this match is. The first fall is your perfunctuary joshi quick fall, with Mita DVB'ing 'Nabe for the fall (on the second attempt) and then continuing the momentum into the second, where the first of three trips into the crowd wins up with them working on Watanabe's injured knee. You get the awesome spot of Maekawa diving in the way of a top-rope chair attack from Shimoda and taking the blow herself, and you have the ideal set-up for these four. Maekawa relegated to hot tagging and ass kicking (which she can do well) and 'Nabe's match based around her selling, which was such a strength of hers. Once Kumiko gets in and the faces take the second fall to even things up though, they segue into, as mentioned, your standard fare and forget the knee storyline in favour of two more crowd brawling segments and a bunch more weaponry. I'm not one of those "body-part = great psychology" guys, and this was still really good with some absolutely wicked near falls down the stretch; indeed, the third fall in isolation is rather cracking. Much like the Ito/Momoe tag, and Asuka/Nanae, though, they had a better match in them and that's a shame. Had all three matches lived up to potential (good as this was, fun as the other two - especially the tag - were) then you're looking at a great show to end the decade for Zenjo inspite of all the obvious and much known late-'90s problems.

WWWA Title - Yumiko Hotta (c) vs. Takako Inoue
And welcome to Zenjo does Russoism - ah Takako and your stun gun. This is still rather good in part despite both girls having limitations - Takako has great heel charisma (not to mention is made for PVC attire) and Hotta as an asskicker avenging the dastardly ways of the heel is the perfect role for her, really. Naturally the stun gun I could do without. Once Hotta breaks it (eventually) to make a nice early-match climax to that angle, Takako goes and grabs another conveniently under the ring and given the beat between any shot to Hotta and the crackle, nor the constant posing, it's not hard to tell it's all for show. They keep this short (I think 13 minutes) and the finish is somewhat out of the blue, and whilst it's in no way a bad match (all told it's a solid match) it's hardly the red belt's proudest moment, either.

Manami Toyota vs. Kyoko Inoue
Or ~Queen of Queens: '90s Final Best Bout. I've said before this is my favourite joshi sprint pairing. Their 8/94 match as Flik said is a near perfect sprint (barring the blown finish - more on that...) and their 60:00 5/95 match is just the most amazing match I've ever seen (50 minutes of their regular match before they got gassed is just...). This is a bit like Tanaka/Awesome from One Night Stand - though not in a bad way. You know what the spots will be but it's a nice tribute to what they used to do and, given the added weight Kyoko's carrying and how respectively broken-down they were compared to, say, five years prior, it's remarkable they pull it off as well as they do. They know exactly what the crowd want to see (ie; their old stuff that they weren't digging out so much by late '99) and have the sense to up the ante, as the main event, on both previous matches crowd brawling segments by having Toyota do a balcony dive. Sure, there's the sloppiness that there always was somewhere in all their matches; Toyota just about makes a springboard dive and they have to ad-lib a JOCS after what I'm pretty sure was an intended Victoria Driver (from Toyota to Kyoko) for the finish doesn't come off. But this is great fun, as you'd expect, and the ROH guys of the world wished they could do spotFU as naturally and as well as these two girls. Given everything after 1997, this was about the best decade-closer AJW could've done - their two (well Kyoko had left but) queens of workrate reliving old times.

Short of a very cynical game of "what if..." or "if only..." this was a super fun show and I'd be amazed to find a joshi show (or anywhere, really) as top-to-bottom entertaining as this was now, ten years on. 
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on August 19, 2010, 12:01:54 AM
Glad you mostly enjoyed LCO vs Watanabe/Maekawa cause if you're not a fan of that pairing you may be in for a LONG year going though 2000

The Satelite TV version of AJW's shows never cliped anything except for if they were just showing stuff in quick highlight package form.

MihoKayo were pretty hit & miss for most of 00 I thought but get pretty good by the end of the year and their feud vs Black Joker & singles matches vs each other are a big highlight in 01.

Sumie & Yabushita apparently had a couple of really good matches vs Momoe & Nanae in JD, 1 a couple years earlier then this and one a few years later. Speaking of Nanae, she could have droped Lioness off a balcony, choped her head off and put a stake through her heart and she still wouldn't have lost. #1 rule to always remember, if you didn't debut in the 1980's she ain't putting you over, period, end of discussion. #2 rule, if she does lose to you, she WILL get her win back rest assured.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on August 19, 2010, 08:51:16 PM
AJW TV 1/4/1991

Filling in some more gaps

- Bat Yoshinaga vs Yumiko Hotta
Fun squash as Hotta takes on her low rent, mid card doppleganger. Bat gets a tiny big of offense in but Hotta's in full on punt the clown mode and treats her like a joke. She kicks her head in, suplexes her all over, stretches her with a nasty looking ankle lock, picks her up at 2 to play some more then pins her with one knee after a big back suplex.

- Toshiyo Yamada, Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda vs Mika Takahashi, Miori Kamiya & Takako Inoue
Pretty good match, your typical mid card 6 woman style. Picked up nicely at the end with Yamada & Miori going at it

Then we get a special feature whear the entire AJW roster runs a marathon through the city. Everyone except Aja atleast, she just casually strolls down the street waving to the camera and smiling like "RUNNING???? FUCK THAT SHIT!!!!!". Kaoru Ito comes in 1st with Yoshida 2nd.

- Aja Kong & Bison Kimura vs Manami Toyota & Suzuka Minami
Weird seeing Toyota & Suzuka paired up given what'd happen later on in the year. Interesting dynamic to the match, MinMan start things out fast and for quite a while just stay in control of things. Suzuka especially gets put over strong as she comes out on top during sections with Aja & Bison. Wasn't until weak link Toyota, who ironically is sporting a bandaged knee of her own is taged in that things turn around after Aja smashes her with the trash can. After that JJ take turns working over her leg and beating her down. Suzuka gets frustrated and runs in to try and save her but they're never able to turn the tide. No hot tag, no big come back, nothing. Toyota tries a diving cross body and gets smashed with a uraken mid air for her troubles. A few mins later Aja pins her rather easily after a big power slam. Good match but i'd rank this at the bottom as far as Manami Toyota & Random partner vs Jungle Jack tags go in 91.

- (3WA Title) Bull Nakano (c) vs Akira Hokuto
Tough as Hokuto is she can't really stand toe to toe with Bull in a brawl so she tries for the quick win using a bunch roll ups & high spots. No go though and Bull catches her and makes her pay. They move into a matwork section which Hokuto surprisingly dominates and controlls for the middle part of the match. Soon as Bull's able to escape though and get back to her feet it's back to ass whoping time. She gets in a large amount of offense in a row and it's looking like she's got it won before Akira finally fires back. From then it turns into another one of those wars whear it's a race to see who can finish the other and both scrambling to figure out a way to win. Bull bust out a # of things i'd never seen her do before or rarely see her do, including a big lucha dive off the ropes to the floor. Nothing she seems to do can get her the win though, Hokuto survives the leg drop, ddts, power bombs. Kyoko Inoue runs in to give a quick assist helping lift up Hokuto so Bull can hit a fucking nasty ass middle rope tombstone pile driver which still doesn't put her away. Hokuto for her part was tossing out a ton of dives, suplexes, missile kicks, the NLB and everything else and couldn't win either. She finally falls when Bull catches her with a back drop suplex which actually seemed a little anticlimactic after everything else but that's a minor flaw in an otherwise really great match, one of the best of the year. Post match the Dangerous Queen gets on her hands and knees, bows and begs for a rematch.
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Post by: MJH on August 21, 2010, 02:03:14 PM
AJW Athena Satellite TV: 02.14.2000 (01.03.00 & 01.04.00)

Etsuko Mita/Mima Shimoda vs. Kayo Noumi/Miyuki Fujii
LCO 101. They crush Noumi and Fujii, and the ref stops the match after three DVBs on Fujii with Mita pulling her up on the covers. Good fun, though not for Noumi or Fujii.

3WA Tag Titles: Tomoko Watanabe/Kumiko Maekawa vs. Manami Toyota/Miho Wakizawa
This was pretty fun, too. Miho's actually not as bad as I was led to believe, she just doesn't have any great offense. Good character though. Maekawa did an awesome spot where she's in a figure-four, sees that Miho's about to splash her in it, and rotates away, only to then have it rotated back and held in place for the splash to then connect. Needless to say Watanabe and Toyota are the two best here and after the match we get LCO called out no doubt setting up a re-match for the belts.

Kaoru Ito/Kayo Noumi vs. Nanae Takahashi/Miyuki Fujii
No surprises who the best worker was here, either. Nothing special but nothing bad. Nanae gets the win on Noumi, but Ito was more concerned with helping Noumi win the match rather than taking control herself...

All-Pacific Title: Kumiko Maekawa (c) vs. Miho Wakizawa
Well the first four minutes are pretty bad. Miho attacks on the bell and goes straight for Maekawa's right leg, only for her to look bored selling it, make a quick comeback and proceed to punt the hell out of her with said leg. Then, however, Miho goes back to it and this time Maekawa's selling it as best she could. It got pretty good then, save for a lull in the middle when Maekawa returned the favour on the leg stuff but held onto the holds a bit long without Miho getting to the ropes (well, she eventually did). Aside from a fisherman's buster, though, Miho didn't really have anything to progress the leg work onto in terms of bigger offence and eventually, inevitably, Maekawa kicked the hell out of her to win. This actually felt about 20-minutes instead of 15 because of the slow start and short lull in the middle... had it been say 12 - 13 minutes and those parts cut out this'd be pretty good. The better portions atleast elevated this to above what I was expecting so that's alright...

3WA Title: Yumiko Hotta (c) vs. Manami Toyota
Toyota 101. Actually an interesting thing I noted was Hotta's kicks in comparison to how they were in the early 90s (ie where I'm more familiar with her work) they were just as hard but greatly safer. Save for one punt to the face late-on they were pretty much all done horizontally across Toyota's upper back where you can absorb the blow much better and be none the worse for wear. But, yeah, this was Toyota 101 and she dominated without it really being played up a great deal. Fun work without being particularly engrossing and I could've done without a weird no-selling bit at the end, especially coming right after Hotta'd hit her three biggest moves in succession (Tiger Driver->Caribbean Splash->Pyramid Driver). Considering Toyota'd dominated the majority of the match, anyway, it wasn't her that needed the superman schtick down the stretch but if the ideal was to say "she's the undisputed number one" well, they did that... I guess it's karmaic in a way.

Not the best TV show in the world, but not the worst and no problem to sit through by anymeans. The next few months have plenty of JWP involvement which I'm looking forward to.
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Post by: FLIK on August 21, 2010, 06:31:35 PM
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Not the best TV show in the world, but not the worst


Yeah, you're in for a couple more shows that'll be along those lines. Things pick up nicely about mid year though starting with the June & July tv which starts a hot streak of shows that are either really good or atleast really important.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on August 25, 2010, 08:39:09 AM
AJW 9/7/1991

- Bat Yoshinaga & Tomoko Watanabe vs Mayumi Yamamoto & Kazue Saito
A competitive squash. The other girls got a little bit of offense in but WatBat largely dominated things and this was mostly an excuse for them to show off a little bit with Watanabe looking quite impressive and Bat not being treated as a jobber for a change.

- Etsuko Mita, Mima Shimoda & Mariko Yoshida vs Mika Takahashi, Miori Kamiya & Kaoru Ito
Jungle Jack Black & White in the hizouse. A few sloppy spots here & thear but otherwise a real good match. Scary moment when Yoshida lands on the top of her head taking a bulldog from Mika off of Miori's shoulders but it doesn't shake her up too much and she continues on fine. Ito got to be the star of this one. You knew going in based on seniority she was most likely the one getting pinned but she really made LCO & Yoshida work for it putting up a hell of a fight & nearly winning herself during the final stretch. After the match Takahashi anounces her sudden retirement will be happening next month.

- Suzuka Minami & Takako Inoue vs Aja Kong & Bison Kimura
Ah, you know it's a stacked show when the Jungle Jack Red & Black's working 3rd from the bottom. Decent match but could have been better. Similar story to the Suzuka/Toyota match from Jan. Takako is the weak link who gets smashed whenever she's in but Minami is able to stand up to JJ & out werestle them. Mainly against Bison but she gets the better of Aja too. Problem with the match is the Takako torture fest goes on a little too long with Minami mainly being limited to short burst of offense. When she does get in she's able to also do a good job of avoiding being hit with any of JJ's big moves until the end when they finally catch her use their power to put her away rather easily

- Manami Toyota vs Toshiyo Yamada
So this is the 7th singles match i've seen between these two and if you've ever seen even a few of their matches before you should have a good general idea how this one went. On this night Yamada was on offense for most of the mat work section working over Toyota's leg which I think Toyota did a good job of putting over. She doesn't exactly do it in the traditional "ow my leg" hobble around sort of way but she still gets across that Yamada's attacks are taking their toll as when she does go back on offense she can't put the same speed or strength behind her stuff anymore. Yamada while not taking as much punishment suffers in that department as well, perhaps being "rope a doped" into using up a lot her energy dishing out the beating. Turns into an interesting battle for the final stretch with each one delivering what the other can't. Toyota has a lot of big moves but can't put much energy behind them, Yamada has a little more energy but can't deliver a big enough blow to grab the win so things end in yet another 30 min draw between them. Not the best one in their feud but still a great match and a fine addition to it

- (All Pacific Title) Akira Hokuto (c) vs Yumiko Hotta
Hokuto has custom tights that say "WWWA APC", awesome. Really hyped for this going in but it ended up being a complete and total 1 woman show. I'm a long time Hotta fan but she brought NOTHING to the table tonight and completely looked like she did not belong on this level. Watching Hokuto take a beating = good, watching Hotta give a beating = not so good. Watching Hokuto beat Hotta's ass = Yay, watching Hotta taking the beating = Meh. Watching Hokuto sell the leg = great as always, watching Hotta work the leg = ZZZZZ. Hokuto could have proably had a better match wrestling Yoshihiko, the blow up doll certainly would have brought more energy, passion & personality to the table. To top it off, Hotta even botched the finish, messing up a roll up before getting mercy killed with the NLB.

- (3WA Title) Bull Nakano (c) vs Kyoko Inoue
Not sure what to exspect going in, i've had seen these 2 have really great matches (94) and really boring ones (95). This one was easily my fav of them all and by far one of the better matches of the year. Bull starts out strong as usual before Kyoko gets the advantage. There's very few people in the world that were gonna stand up to Bull in a fight but she can be outwrestled, either by really speedy girls who hit & run and or on the ground, taking it to the mat. Course, the problem with either strategy is Bull will eventually catch you if you run around and Bull will eventually get back up if you take her down. Here, Kyoko uses her speed to her advantage and is lucky enough to bust Bull open really early off a post shot, making her a bloody mess for the rest of the match, then she goes into a long section of trying to wear down Bull with diffrent holds which she's pretty succesful at actually. Like I said, Bull eventually came back and regained controll but she was clearly weakened by then. Bull decided to return the favor and really tortures Inoue with diffrent stuff, stretching her to hell. Ending sequence sees both really fatigued, desperat to pick up the win. In funny moment, Kyoko tries to go for a german while Bull is holding onto the ropes and if you look in the back ground the ref is just shaking his head like "nope, don't even try girl". Bull has to dig DEEP into her move set to try and win this, again, busting out a lot of stuff i've never seen or atleast rarely seen her do. In a true holy shit moment, Bull counters being whiped into the ropes but doing a fucking picture perfect cartwheel out of it and in one motion, the second she lands on her feet grabing Kyoko for a belly to belly suplex. So the coolest thing EVER. Still, this looks like it's gonna be Kyoko's night, she's able to keep coming with the high speed attacks & get Bull up for a lot of her power moves as well. Things finally go bad for her when she makes the mistake of trying to do Bull's own flying leg drop on her and because Kyoko was still super skinny back then she didn't have enough ass cushion so she hurts her own butt doing it. This allows Bull to grab her in a reverse DDT and hit a giant moonsault to retain her title in what actually felt like a lucky win for her. This truely was Kyoko's year though as far as star making performances and she gets a huge ovation anyways post match.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: MJH on August 25, 2010, 02:24:58 PM
Glad you loved that Kyoko/Bull match, Flik. As you said, it's also my favourite match between them. I was disappointed in their '92 match, liked their 3/95 match but not the 9/95 match so much... but that '91 one just always worked perfectly for me.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on August 25, 2010, 10:08:40 PM
One thing about that HOkuto/Bull match was how big of a cunt heel Bull was. Like it was to the point that I hated her during that match i n a mark way. It was like JEEBUS GIRL, YOU'RE GONNA INJURE HER NECK AGAIN. And to add insult to injury, Bull does the same exact move that gave Hokuto the injury she only came back from a year or 2 before. It was just incredible, and I wanted Bull to DIE during the match.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on August 26, 2010, 09:25:37 AM
AJW TV 10/4/1991

Takako Minmei concert - she's not a bad singer

- Bull Nakano vs Debbie Malenko
Solid match but they sadly don't get much time, like 5 mins maybe. Mostly a squash but Debbie gets in a few lucky submission attempts & suplexes. Bull's in no mood for any of this head lock shit though so she just lariats her face off instead. Cool moment when Bull catches her leaping off the ropes in a bear hug and imediatly floats over for a bridging suplex. That doesn't get the win so she kills her off with a really nasty looking high angle reverse DDT, close to being a NLB.

- (Tag Leauge The Best 91) Manami Toyota & Etsuko Mita vs Yumiko Hotta & Bat Yoshinaga
Quick segment of Bat getting worked over including the weirdness of Toyota attacking her by punching the bottom of her foot then we get a little bit longer segement of Mita getting beat down. Clip ahead to the ending and we get a really rocking stretch of near falls with Bat surprisingly being a great babyface underdog who won't quit so it goes the time limit. Only 10-11 mins shown total but it was damn good.

Then we get clips from earlier of Toyota & Mita (rocking a see through cape) singing the cheesiest duet song you will ever see in your life as aparently it's Zenjo talent show night.

- (Mika Takashi Retirment Match) Mika Takahashi vs Miori Kamiya
Like i've mentioend before, discovering how good Mika was during this era has been one of the biger highlights of this project for me. She had a fairly short career at 5 years and her best stuff was during a bit of a down time between 2 of the hottest periods in joshi history so she isn't as well remembered by many people today but yeah, she was always a bright spot on the AJW undercards of this era. Match itself is nothing special but these things rarely are. Just an excuse to let the girls hit their spots 1 last time and get a nice send off. She picks up the win after 6 mins in what I believe was a 5 min time limit match but hey, who's counting. Afterwards she gets to run the Jungle Jack train and gets farewell pins on Bison & Aja too. Your typical joshi retirment ceremnoy follows, she gets flowers from her fellow Jungle Jackers & her family, then they cut things off in the middle to go to commercial so dunno if anyone else showed up or not. Was a little curious to see if her former partner the MIA Kaoru (seriously whear the heck did she disapear to???) would have shown up too but oh well...

- (All Pacific Title) Akira Hokuto (c) vs Suzuka Minami
Only 1/3 aired so hard to judge but this looked like it could have been just as great as their previous match, maybe a notch below. Working with Hokuto always brought out the best in Suzuka and she wins the title back here.

- (Tag Leauge The Best 91) Toshiyo Yamada & Kyoko Inoue vs Bison Kimura & Aja Kong
Similar to the JJ vs Toyota/Yamada match from a few months earlier. Just a super super sprint match with non stop action for 20 mins. Too much to really single out any one moment as a highlight, just great all around. Fun ending as JJ completely dominates the 2nd half of the match and destroys Kyoko not even letting her tag back out or make a big comeback. Real excited to see what they do for the rematch now during the Finals.

Sucks this didn't get a comm release as they had a lot to pack in for the tv show. Heck there were like 3 or 4 other matches on the show that didn't get aired at all.
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Post by: !CUTY¡ on August 26, 2010, 12:43:12 PM
I'm pretty sure KAORU was in UWA by then. She left AJW in 91.

Anyway nice to see some info on Takami's retirement, she's seriously one of my favourites. She had a lot of agility and a nice moveset, also her bridging suplexes were always very graceful! Sad she didn't stick around longer.
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Post by: FLIK on August 31, 2010, 07:38:22 PM
AJW TV 10/26/1991

- (All Pacific Title) Suzuka Minami © vs Bison Kimura
Real good match but oddly worked given what's gone down earlier in the year. A few weeks after winning the title Minami drops it in what equates to an exstended squash. In all of her previous encounters with Jungle Jack, Suzuka was booked to be on their level. Someone who'd give them a good fight and often times come out on top. Here it's the complete opposite as Bison completely dominates this match, getting in atleast 90% of the offense (If Minami got in more it must have been cut), turing the match into a brawl and never letting Suzuka slow things down to work more of her technical/power style. When Suzuka does get in some offense, Bison ends up countering a lot of it anyways. She'll go for a dive and Bison will move, go for a powerbomb and Bison will flip out of it, etc.. just outclassing her in every way, like they really REALLY want you to know who the better wrestler is here.

- (2 out of 3 Falls) Toshiyo Yamada & Kyoko Inoue vs Esther Moreno & Cynthia Moreno
Yamada & Kyoko went on a short tour of Mexico & this was taped while they were down thear. 1st 2 falls are clipped a good deal and seemed like they were on the short side anyways. A nice highlight of everyone hitting their standard signature spots though. 3rd fall is also on the short side but still a fair bit little longer and more fleshed out then the others with them working more of a joshi big move style then lucha which works well and makes for a pretty damn rocking match while it last. They get a pretty big ovation from the crowd when it's over.

- (Tag Leauge 91) Bull Nakano & Akira Hokuto vs Debbie Malenko & Manami Toyota
Bull & Hokuto were sorta in cruise controll here, not dogging it or anything but not going all out either. You knew they were winning going in and they never gave you any doubt of that along the way. Debbie turned in a great performance though, she's not the greatest at the faster paced style but here she really stepped things up, especially working with Hokuto. Toyota was on fire as well & the star of the match, doing her usuall thing running all around a million miles an hour & hitting all her amazing moves. Good solid match, nothing i'll remember a few weeks from now probably but enjoyable stuff.
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Post by: FLIK on September 05, 2010, 05:14:22 PM
AJW 11/15/1991

1st watched this show about 5 months ago and at the time I hadn't seen anything else from 1991. Having now watched all the available footage from that year up until this show added a lot during the re-watch

- Bat Yoshinaga & Tomoko Watanabe vs Miori Kamiya & Kaoru Ito
Nothing special but not as bad as I thought on my 1st viewing. Basic but fun opening match stuff pretty much with everyone looking decent.

- Yumiko Hotta, Mariko Yoshida & Mima Shimoda vs Suzuka Minami, Etsuko Mita & Sakie Hasegawa
Pretty good match, liked it about as much as I did the 1st time around. 1st time seeing Sakie in a couple of months as I think she'd been out with an arm injury. She's still got it wrapped up here and she spends a fair bit of the early portion of the match getting worked over. Things go a little more back & forth but team Hotta remains the more dominant trio. Nice ending stretch with Mita & Minami standing out especially. Mita who had a lot of shoulder based offense back then, regal rolls, samoan drops, fireman carry, etc... so you can see how she was on track to inventing the DVD and after the beating she took last show, Suzuka gets a nice bit of redemption scoring a big win over high girl on the totem pole Hotta.

- (AJW Title) Takako Inoue (c) vs Debbie Malenko
Debbie cuts another of her great goody goody, my opponents a great wrestler and i'll try my best promos backstage. Can't help but laugh that in 2010 she'd be the biggest heel in the world doing the same thing. So all year Takako's been getting the big push as a technical wrestling master & submission specialist but if there's anyone who can match her in that department it's Ms Malenko. Really dug how the focus always went back to the mat wrestling for a lot of the match. Takako would try and take things outside & turn it into a brawl & Debbie punched her in the head for her troubles but then they went back to exchanging holds. Someone would throw in some suplexes but then it's back to the holds, pick up the pace & bust out some high spots but then back to the holds. After a while Debbie beats Takako at her own game and starts working over her leg for a change which becomes the story of the match with Inoue selling her ass off for it. Looks like Malenko's going to win the title only she makes a late mistake of going up to the top rope instead of continuing the leg attack and she pays for it when Takako catches her with that weird shoulder drop suplex she was using as a sig move back then for the lucky win. Thought this was just OK during my 1st viewing, f'n loved it during the re-watch.

- Toshiyo Yamada & Kyoko Inoue vs Akira Hokuto & Manmi Toyota
Initial thoughts were this was a really good but sloppy spot fest. Watching it a 2nd time I noticed the match has a lot better build then I first gave them credit for. While Toyota & Hokuto's feud has died down & been settled they still aren't a super buddy buddy cohesive unit & the 1st part of the match is all about showing off how much better Kyoko & Yamada, fresh off their Mexico tour are at working as a team. They get 2 long controll segments on Toyota & then Hokuto and it's only once Toyota gets taged back in that it turns into your traditional faster paced joshi workrate tag. During all the action Yamada takes a few nasty bumps on her head which I fig 1 of which must have rung her bell because there's a couple sections whear she blows a lot of spots but each time they recover nicely. These 4 could easily do better on another night but this still ended up being a really great match and for 30+ mins the time blew by.
 
- (Elimination Cage) Bull Nakano & Monster Ripper vs Aja Kong & Bison Kimura
A match you can break down into 3 parts. The 1st with the 4 way tag brawl is great with the story of Bull & The Monster being the slightly bigger bad asses who can't maintail controll due to them repeatedly accidently attacking each other. Aja's huge missed dive off the cage that bust open the stitches on her stomach causing her to bleed everywhear is a classic joshi moment and a neat little touch that I didn't notice before was that even Bull was showing concern for her at that point and tried to pull Monster off of her when she continued the attack. The 2nd part with Bison fighting alone isn't as good action wise but tells a good story drama wise with her trying to survive 2 on 1 before eventually getting knocked out to the point she can't continue. 3rd part with Bull & Monster fighting each other is easily the weakest section. I like Ripper but she's better in short burst or trading back & forth. Long beat down sections, especially in 40+ min matches aren't her strong point but she was in controll for like 90% of the time against Bull. Ending finally comes when Bull comes back, hits just 2 moves & wins. Course when 1 of those moves is the insane super duper mega death leg drop off the top of the cage I guess that's all you need but still... As a whole a great match but it def drags near the end & shit, Monster doesn't even sell the leg drop. The second shes counted out she gets rite back up and starts talking shit on the mic like it was no big thing and challenging Bull for another singles match, title vs title (dunno what belts Monster had but she brought 2 with her, WWC maybe???).
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Post by: FLIK on September 12, 2010, 04:47:50 PM
AJW 12/9/1991

- Bat Yoshinaga & Tomoko Watanabe vs Kazue Saito & Shiho Nakamigawa
Amused that one of the rookies is rocking a Budweiser logo swimsuit. Only goes 11-12 mins but feelt twice that long. 85% of this was Bat & Watanabe squashing the 2 young girls but neither has devestating or spectacular enough looking offense to make that kind of thing fun and by the end it more made those 2 look weak for not being able to finish off their opponents sooner rather then making the rookies look tough by survivng so long. The little offense Kazue & Shiho did get in wasn't bad and overall there was some decent stuff but they'd have been better with 1/2 the time.

- (Rookie Tournament Final) Akemi Torisu vs Rie Tamada
No clue who else was in this tournament or any other details on it. 2 months into her career Rie makes tape for the 1st time and she's allready better then Torisu who's been around AJW on & off for a year though to be fair her previous apperances were all in shoots. Actually this is the 1st time Torisu makes tape in a regular wrestling match as well that I know of and yeah, she sucks. She's twice Tamada's size but doesn't work that way at all as Rie dominates her for long stretches of this. When Torisu is in controll her offese consist of really really awkward looking snapmares, judo flips & other various slams. Ending finally comes when Torisu just kind of shoot muscles Tamada's shoulders down for a weird looking pin off a body slam and you can't help but think the wrong girl won.

- Etsuko Mita, Sakie Hasegawa & Mayumi Yamamoto vs Miori Kamiya, Mima Shimoda & Kaoru Ito
Fun match, the usual you can exspect from these things. Watching LCO go at it against each other was a cool highlight but the big focus of this one was on Sakie Hasegawa. At the start there was a long beat down section on her and during the final stretch she got to be the one to shine during the come back and pick up the win over Ito.

- Yumiko Hotta vs Suzuka Minami
Interesting match on paper. With the previous 3 matches I more or less knew what I was going to get going in but with these 2 I had no clue. I'd just as easily believe they could stink the joint out as I could that they'd put on a great match and what it turned out to be was somewhear in the middle. 1st half kind of drags, Suzuka works the leg but it goes no where before Hotta takes over and just kind of does...stuff. She'll throw a kick here, lock on a sleeper hold, toss in a suplex, just kind of a mish mash of stuff killing time before Suzuka takes back over, this time working the back which also goes no whear but is atleast sort of enjoyable to watch. Almost like they were waiting on the que once the anouncer calls out the 10 min mark they finally pick things up and out of no where it turns into a crowd brawl. Back inside they have a cool section of trading near falls ending with Hotta avenging her Marinepiad loss. Another match whear you feel, based on performance the wrong girl really went over.

- (Tag Leauge The Best 91) Manami Toyota & Debbie Malenko vs Takako Inoue & Mariko Yoshida
Debbie's really great at mat wrestling, Toyota's really great at fast paced sprint wrestling, Takako & Yoshida can do both equally well. Here they did a perfect job of blending the 2 styles togetherand playing to everyone's strengths. Debbie still got to do a lot of her mat stuff but rather then slow down they just had her do really fast chain wrestling spots with Yoshida which were a joy to watch and when Toyota taged in they'd allready been going at a high pace so it was a natural transition. Ironically Debbie said she was disapointed in the quality during the post match promo but fuck it, I loved this match. Only complaint I have is it didn't last longer and the ending kind of came out of nowhere with Toyota just busting out a random moonsault from the middle of the top rope Sabu style.

- (Tag Leauge The Best 91 Semi Final) Bull Nakano & Akira Hokuta vs Aja Kong & Bison Kimura
Aja comes out super late, taped up, surely & pissed off tossin furniture around. Bull & Aja staredown while Hokuto offers a handshake but JJ are out for revenge after the cage match 3 weeks ago and ain't havin none of that shit so they attack to start. Hokuto gets mauled for a bit but it doesn't last too long and she punches Bison right in the jaw for her troubles. They go back & forth for a while with a lot of brawling & more stiff strikes on everyones part before Hokuto again finds herself in trouble. To regain controll this time Bull & her after Jungle Jack's big weaknesses, Bison's injured knee & later on Aja's still injured stomach. They especially go hard on Aja with various with various weapons which sends Bison running in franticly to break things up before the ref can even count 1. By the end things break down into a near street fight and the finish finally comes with Jungle Jack making 1 last come back after a missed Megadeath leg drop from Bull folowed by a uraken to knock her out allows them to crush Hokuto for the win. Great match but it's not over yet as we immediatly go to

- (Tag Leauge The Best 91 FINAL) Toshiyo Yamada & Kyoko Inoue vs Aja Kong & Bison Kimura
JJ's in full on heel mode tonight. Hokuto & Bull get nice ovations from the crowd on their way out and the place is going nuts for Yamada & Kyoko coming in, hoping they can pull out the win. Story of the match is Yamada & Kyoko are balls of energy, coming in with lots of fast paced attacks & wacky lucha submissions, Yamada even gives Bison a bloody lip early on with punt to the face but even though they're banged up & had just wrestled 1 match JJ are still too tough to take down easily. Jungle Jack uses a lot of power stuff, crowd brawling & weapons to controll a majority of the match, Aja going nuts with the trashcan being one highlight. In the end though, you can see the effect going 45+ mins over 2 straight matches was having on Jungle Jack as they pretty noticably ran out of gas by the end which is what allowed Kyoko & Yamada to pick up the win with a last minute burst of energy using a cool powerbomb, flying enzugiri sequence of moves. Real good match though not on the level of their one in October.
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Post by: FLIK on September 12, 2010, 07:34:20 PM
So having now finished everything from 1991 AJW that I know of that's available here's some random top whatever list & general thoughts

14 Shows (comm tapes & tv eps) + 2 fan cam matches
87 matches total

Top 10 matches

1. 4/29/1991 (3WA Tag Titles - 2 out of 3 Falls) Aja Kong & Bison Kimura (c) vs Manami Toyota & Esther Moreno
2. 6/18/1991 (3WA Tag Titles - 2 out of 3 Falls) Aja Kong & Bison Kimura (c) vs Bull Nakano & Kyoko Inoue
3. 9/7/1991 (3WA Title) Bull Nakano (c) vs Kyoko Inoue
4. 1/4/1991 (3WA Title) Bull Nakano (c) vs Akira Hokuto
5. 1/11/1991 (Hair vs Hair) Bull Nakano & Kyoko Inoue vs Aja Kong & Bison Kimura
6. 4/29/1991 (All Pacific Title) Suzuka Minami (c) vs Akira Hokuto
7. 5/26/1991 Toshiyo Yamada vs Yumiko Hotta
8. 8/18/1991 (JGP Finals) Kyoko Inoue vs Bison Kimura
9. 12/9/1991 (Tag Leauge The Best 91 Semi Final) Bull Nakano & Akira Hokuta vs Aja Kong & Bison Kimura
10. 11/15/1991 (Elimination Cage) Bull Nakano & Monster Ripper vs Aja Kong & Bison Kimura

Just missing the cut
8/18/1991 (JGP) Toshiyo Yamada vs Kyoko Inoue

For me nothing touched the Jungle Jack vs Toyota & Esther match in terms of pure excitement but the 6/18 tag is a real real close 2nd. The work is off the charts great but it's the neat little touches, storytelling & playing off history that bring it to another level. After that the 2 Bull 3WA matches are really close to each other as well and on another day I could easily flip the 2. And even though it draged by the end the majority of the November cage match really was too great not to have it this high.

Not top 10 or 20 or anything but special mentions to the Bat vs Kurisu shoot being the most surprisingly awesome match of the year and to Toyota vs Suzuka for being the most disapointing.

Top 10 Wrestlers

1. Bull
2. Aja
3. Kyoko
4. Hokuto
5. Bison
6. Toyota
7. Esther Moreno
8. Yamada
9. Takako
10. Yoshida

Bull's easily wrestler of the year, no questions asked. She is the Sun and everything in the Zenjo world revolves around her. It's weird too, as i've always known she was great, I had her #10 on my greatest joshi wrestler ballot over on the Smarks Choice board years ago but I still never knew she was THIS great. There's very very few people I can think of who were better playing the unbeatable monster role as she was this year.

One of the bigger stories of the year was Kyoko's rise up the ranks. I might not have had her this high up on my list earlier in the year but once she won the JGP and got out of Bull's shadow she was on an amazing hot streak of awesome matches.

Like i've mentioend before discovering how good the Moreno's were was another highlight of the year for me. Esther easily steals the show in every match she's a part of and the only reason she's as low as 7 on my list is because she didn't get as many high profile big matches to shine in and was mostly regulated to mid card matches most of the time.

Takako getting a big push as a mat wrestling/submission master took a little getting used to since that's not usually the style I associate her with damn if she wasn't great at it.

Special mention to Mika Takahashi, Miori Kamiya & Bat as wrestlers who I also came out of this year with a much higher opinion of then I did going in. Bat especially, I still wouldn't call her good or anything but I used to think she outright sucked most of the time but for much of this year she was perfectly decent. Going from someone I used to dread watching to someone I don't mind sitting through is quite the acomplishment.

And the only wrestler I can say I had a lower opinion of by the end of the year or atleast was disapointed by was Hotta. The May Yamada match was great, the Bull cage match was really good and she looked impressive hidden in a lot of random 6 man tags but I really feel like she failed to deliver when given the chance to be in the spotlight more times then not and a lot of the other good matches she was involved in this year were good despite her involvement not because of it.

Bull & friends vs Jungle Jack is obviously feud of the year but beyond that as far as secondary feuds/storylines I really dug Toyota's mini quest to take down Aja, the All Pacific title mix between Hokuto/Suzuka/Toyota, the AJW title sceen built around Takako and the way they slid in Hokuto as Bull's new bff (after having a friendly rivalry earlier in the year) right around the time they started breaking Kyoko away from that role.
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Post by: DANgerous K on September 17, 2010, 03:30:39 AM
11/08/2010  Neo tag titles: Triple Tails vs TAMAKURI

First time I tried to watch this I really wasn't paying much attention and had to turn it off half way through.  The crowd for this show was sucking it pretty hard and I thought this might have been a decent match but I couldn't get into it.  Second viewing confirmed it was a better match than it seemed then.  Not great by any means due to a few patchy moments where things stopped flowing, but entertaining enough, with some good stories and selling.

Triple Tails have definitely been heeling it up as cocky young group wanting to prove they can kick butt and it seemed that the main story of this match was three young girls trying to prove themselves, in the eyes of the fans and each other and of course "grandma" Tamura. 

Ayumi's got the whole injury angle to work with in the match.  She starts brightly but quickly takes a spill to the outside, landing like shit on top of Tamura and hurting her already heavily taped leg.  From this point her story is, has she got the guts and stamina to survive on one leg? 
Whenever Io and Kana are in with Ayumi, it's how smart and evil can they be with using that weakness against her?  When they are in with Tamura it's can they outfox the vet?  Io especially is really out to counter Tamura, wanting to repeat her pinfall victory in a recent tag match. 

I fucking love the part where Io has control of Tamura outside the ring and Kana gets Ayu in a leg submission.  Kana's working of this was awesome and was an actual dramatic submission attempt in a match for once.  She's looking like she wants to tear Ayumi's leg clean off and keeps forcing Ayumi to look at her like, "I want you to see how much Im enjoying this when you fucking give up!"  That would have made a great intense finish right there. 

Ayumi works the knee injury the whole match, limping constantly except for the odd burst of speed.  It's a bit problematic in that a lot of the things she hits are leg and knee based, so she could have sold some more pain after hitting some of them.  For revenge, Ayumi tries homocide a couple of times.  Her bottom rope deathkick looked more stiff as fuck than usual (very amused its taken so many matches before she got to bust that out on someone in Shimmer.  "What spots do you do Aymui?"  "Ah.  Drop kick to face through bottom ropes.  Very fast."  "Oh. Lol.  No fucking way!") and she really dumps Io straight on her head towards the end. 

I think these lot could have an awesome tag together with a series of matches to build on but that's not going to happen unless Tamura changes her mind. 

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Post by: FLIK on September 18, 2010, 01:55:15 PM
AJW 10/8/1989

- (Tag Leauge The Best 89 Semi Final) Etsuko Mita & Akira Hokuto vs Toshiyo Yamada & Manami Toyota
Damn good match. Really well put together given that except for Hokuto, everyone else involved had only been wrestling a little over 2 years at this point. Nothing fancy or anything but a real good basic story to the match with LCO having a lot better team work and dominating things over weak link Toyota with Yamada who was clearly a bigger star then her at the time coming in to save the. MASSIVE crowd heat during this, just a non stop insane shriek of noise that you can hear fully since there's no commentary, almost head ache inducing actually. Cool ending with Yamada outsmarting Mita and hitting a flash german to pick up the win.

- (Tag Leauge The Best 89 Semi Final) Mitsuko Nishiwaki & Medusa vs Yumiko Hotta & Reibun Amada
Not sure what the hell to make of this. Nishiwaki & Amada are 2 girls i've heard of for years but only maybe ever seen 3 matches of each and that was quite a while ago. Reibun looked ok but didn't make me want to seek out more of her work & had really horrible punches, Nishiwaki was pretty impressive though and the glue that held this match together....somewhat. Any time Hotta & her were against each other things were pretty good but once Madusa taged in it all went to hell with some of the more awkward looking work i've seen in a while. At one point Madusa & Hotta get into a kick fest and i'm convinced Hotta was going out of her way to make her look bad by either blocking or no selling all her stuff. Another weird moment as the match focuses on Amada getting her leg worked over for a while, Madusa has her in some sort of leg lock and then Hotta & Nishiwaki start fighting with each other next to her. Madusa just kind of stops working the hold and blankly stares at them for a moment then starts yelling out Nishiwaki's name at the top of her lungs for no real reason. Ending finally comes a few mins later with Madusa getting the win with an ugly looking moonsault whear she had to have Nishiwaki HOLD HER HAND the entire time while executing it. Not a horrible match but certainly not good either and absolutely a trainwreck.

(Tag Leauge The Best 89 FINAL) Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs Mitsuko Nishiwaki & Medusa
Kind of a combination of the previous two matches though more closer to the 1st then the 2nd so it's somewhere in the middle quality wise. Fun stuff though. Again they focus a lot on beating down Toyota but mostly have Nishiwaki, who continues to impress me, do all the work. Madusa doesn't get to do as much here and when she is in she's mostly limited to striking which is one of the few things she can do well. Her punches suck ass but she's a great kicker and she works well with Yamada having a fun exchange. Nice near fall stretch and kind of surprisingly, Madusa again gets the win after her & Mitsuko hit a double team off the top. In a funny moment even Madusa kind of acknowledges that Nish carried this thing during the post match promo.

AJW 1/5/1990

1 match show though we do briefly get highlights of Hotta/Yamada from 11/13/89 which looked really good and some of the undercard stuff, Kyoko (not yet rocking the face paint) vs Miori, Honey Wings vs Suzuka & ??? and Madusa vs I think Noriyo Tateno all of which looked decent too.

- (Kick Boxing) Yumiko Hotta vs Toshiyo Yamada
Pretty clearly a work which is always best when it comes to these things because fuck the bullshit, wrestling does MMA better then MMA. They don't really take full advantage of it though as they kind of hold back on each other for the 1st 5 rounds. Only turning it up here & thear and tossing in a few cool suplexes but never getting overly agressive or coming across like they were trying to win. 6th round they finally start trying to kill each other but too little too late on this one. Yamada wins the judges decision though personally I thought Hotta looked better. Enjoyable enough as far as these things go.

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Post by: MJH on September 20, 2010, 01:56:18 PM
I think that 10/8/89 semi-final might have the loudest crowd I've ever heard. If the show had that heat constantly I'd put it down to audio tampering from the producers (and I'm sure there's something going on - there has to be) but holy hell... I mean I can't think of even a Chigusa vs. Lioness match or Chigusa vs. Dump match having heat like that.
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Post by: Eivion on September 23, 2010, 12:17:18 AM
NEO 8/1/10 - Nagisa Nozaki vs. Shuri
I like the new Nagisa Nozaki. She can pose a bit too much, but she has much more personality and is quite a bit meaner. Her sleeper is pretty awesome and she should honestly make it her finisher. Ok little match that showed off the returning Nozaki's new style.

NEO 8/1/10, NEO Tag Titles - Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara (c) vs. Kana & Io Shirai
Didn't care for the first half of this. Kurihara's injury held it back along Tamura not being completely into it due to said injury. Second half was good though with some nice action, Tamura finally start to bring it, and Ayumi looking pretty awesome when she got tagged in again. Pretty decent stuff.

SMASH 5/29/10 - Kim Numpum, Mentallo & Lin Bairon vs. Akira Shoji, Shuri & Yusuke Kodama
I haven't seen anyone in this, but Lin and Shuri before. Shoji looked ok. Numpum showed nice personality. Mentallo was ok support. The rookie Kodama did nothing for me one way or the other. Match was ok but nothing memorable. Lin was highlight.

SMASH 6/25/10 - TAJIRI, Hajime Ohara & Lin Bairon vs. Heimo Ukonselkä, Stark Adder & Jessica Love
The Finnish crew were an interesting bunch. Stark Adder seems to be some kind of high flying cave man type. Jessica Love is some kind of drag queen/cross dresser who has a thing for Ohara. And I honestly don't know what hell Heimo is, all I know is there were times the native crew clearly didn't want to fuck with him. Nothing great, but pretty fun with the Finnish guys showing off their gimmicks.

SMASH 6/25/10 - Shuri vs. Kana
Pretty back and forth with some nice stuff coming from both women. Good match. ***1/2
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Post by: Eivion on September 23, 2010, 02:52:30 PM
SHIMMER 30 4/10/10 - Malia Hosaka vs. Levi Bates
Didn't do much for me though it was a perfectly fine match nonetheless.

SHIMMER 30 4/10/10 - Annie Social & Melanie Cruise vs. Rachel Summerlyn & Jessica James
Nothing great, but a decent enough match to show Cruise as monster.

SHIMMER 30 4/10/10 - Lufisto vs. Cat Power
Good energy and decent action. Solid match.

SHIMMER 30 4/10/10 - Mercedes Martinez vs. Kellie Skater
Decent enough match. Martinez looked good on offense, but Skater was a mixed bag. Some of her stuff looked pretty weak and Martinez bumped poorly for some it making it look even worse.

SHIMMER 30 4/10/10 - Nikki Roxx vs. Ayumi Kurihara
Thought this really didn't go anywhere until the last few minutes which saw some nice action, but a rushed ending.

SHIMMER 30 4/10/10 - Daizee Haze & Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Misaki Ohata & Jamilia Craft
Ok match for Haze's and Nakagawa's heeling, otherwise not too memorable though Ohata looked nice.

SHIMMER 30 4/10/10 - Nicole Mathews vs. Jessie McKay
Had its moments, but it didn't do much for me on the whole.

SHIMMER 30 4/10/10 - Sara Del Ray vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
Del Ray looked good on offense. Matsumoto didn't start off great, but looked better as the match went on. Would have been nice to see a few more power face offs, but what was there was decent along with the action. Decent overall.

SHIMMER 30 4/10/10, Last Woman Standing - Allison Danger vs. Portia Perez
Decent brawl with a few nice bits of hatred. Not quite as physical as I hoped though still fine.

SMASH 7/24/10 - Shuri vs. Kana
Short squash with Shuri getting in absolutely no offense. This felt pretty damn stupid after their first match was wrestled so evenly. Just kind of bad and uninteresting.

SMASH 7/24/10 - TAJIRI, KUSHIDA, & Lin Bairon vs. Eugene, Scotty 2 Hotty, & Taka Michinoku
Scotty's gimmick feels awkward in Japan. Eugene fits right in. And Taka is just Taka. Ok match, nothing great, but sort of fun for the memories.

SMASH 7/24/10 - Akira Shoji & Toshie Uematsu vs. AKIRA & Lin Bairon
Nothing too memorable. Lin vs. Toshie had its moments though.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on September 23, 2010, 03:07:58 PM
you didn't watch the rest of the SHimmer card?

Oh and I think it was supposed to be something  like Kana didn't take her seriously enough last time so now she was looking for blood. But it was executed horribly, as Kana should have jumped her or something to give a reason for her being so dominant.
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Post by: Eivion on September 23, 2010, 03:45:41 PM
you didn't watch the rest of the SHimmer card?

Oh and I think it was supposed to be something  like Kana didn't take her seriously enough last time so now she was looking for blood. But it was executed horribly, as Kana should have jumped her or something to give a reason for her being so dominant.
Only things I didn't watch were Melissa/Eagles and MsChif/Stock. I actually watched the show several weeks ago. I just don't have the energy or interest to go back and watch those last two matches since I'm not really a Melissa fan and while I like MsChif, I don't actually consider her good.

Honestly, I couldn't even buy it from a Kana not taking her seriously enough stand point because she took her plenty serious the first time around. Even Satomura gave Shuri more than that. It was just a bad idea to give Kana her win back in such a manner.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on September 23, 2010, 03:57:08 PM
Injury could have been legit.

And the Mschif match is short but good and the Melissa/Madison match is just fun because they're totally being cunts to each other and whatnot.

I dunno how anyone can think of Mschif as not-good other than Bill.Zero, but different strokes I guess.
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Post by: Eivion on September 30, 2010, 12:12:00 AM
NEO 7/4/10, NEO Tag Titles- Yoshiko Tamura & Ayumi Kurihara (c) vs. Mio Shirai & Io Shirai
Didn't get much out of this. Didn't think it gelled too well, and TamaKuri were way too dominant to the point where you really couldn't buy into the Shirais at all. Still Mio looked better than what I recall seeing of her in the past. She could hit a little harder, but her stuff was way more on point than I can ever recall seeing from her.

NEO 7/25/10 - Hailey Hatred vs. Basara
This was a nice little match. Hatred showed off her size and power nicely at times, and Basara brought a bit cheapness to it to counter her several times. Nothing great, but honestly, this is the best effort of Hatred from what little her has made tape in Japan. Also have to say I love her new look, it really suits her. Hope she gets more bookings.

NEO 7/25/10, NEO/NWA Pacific Titles - Yoshiko Tamura (c) vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
Was nice to see Tamura with her old look again. Anyways this could have been a bit tighter, but I liked it. The action was solid, Matsumoto got in a ton of offense with Tamura still giving a decent fight, and Matsumoto looked good going down with all she took beforehand. Good match. ***

SENDAI 5/9/10 - Sendai Sachiko & DASH Chisako vs. Kaori Yoneyama & Hiroyo Matsumoto
Only the last three minutes shown which was basically Matsumoto trying to crush Sachiko in the literal sense.

SENDAI 5/9/10 - Toshie Uematsu & Hiren vs. Aja Kong & Kagetsu
Again only the last three minutes shown. You get to see Hiren taking it Kagetsu for a while until Aja's interference.

SENDAI 5/9/10, 2nd Battlefield Tournament Semi Final - Ryo Mizunami vs. Yoshiko Tamura
9-10 minutes out of 17 shown. Didn't get a good feel for this at the start, but about 4 minutes in it started look decent with Mizunami getting her bigger offense in and the action gelling better in general.

SENDAI 5/9/10, 2nd Battlefield Tournament Semi Final - Meiko Satomura vs. Nanae Takahashi
12 out of 20 minutes shown. Very back & forth with a ton of action and a non-stop pace once they started. Pretty fun with a lot of cool moments. ***

SENDAI 7/9/10, JWP Jr. & POP Title Contendership - Hiren vs. Kagetsu
Only the last five minutes shown. What was shown was pretty nice actually. Both girls were fired up and Kagetsu got in a lot of offense before going down. Wish they aired it in full.

SENDAI 7/9/10 - Ryo Mizunami & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Aja Kong & Nanae Takahashi
6 of 24 minutes shown. What little shown looked decent with the younger girls getting a decent amount.

SENDAI 7/9/10, JWP & Daily Sports Women's Tag Titles - KAZUKI & Toshie Uematsu (c) vs. Sendai Sachiko & DASH Chisako
Last 8 of 17 minutes shown. Decent action with the sisters having a few nifty double teams.
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Post by: FLIK on October 13, 2010, 07:12:44 PM
AJW 3/19/1989

- (Vacant AJW Title) Manami Toyota vs Aja Kong
Just a couple mins of highlights shown but you could see that they had good chemistry together even at this stage of their careers.

- Toshiyo Yamada vs Yumi Ogura
Wrestling's so cool in that when done right you really don't need a lot of backstory, knowledge of the participants or even the ability to understand the native language to get across a great story for a match. Yamada's the spunky underdog desperatly trying to prove herself and Ogura's the grizzled vet, confident in her superiority who's like "well fuck kid, show me what ya got" and they got all this across within the 1st min of the match. A few nit picks in that it went a little too long and that when Yamada finally made her big comeback in the later part of the match Ogura didn't do the best job of putting it over & never looked like she cared about winning, only keeping Yamada from beating her. But in general I love these kinds of matches and they still did a good job on this one.

- (IWA Title) Chigusa Nagoya (c) vs Akira Hokuto
Awesomely great match which surpassed even my exspectations with Chigusa on her way out giving the major rub to rising star Hokuto. Got a big kick out of Hokuto's bad knee being a major focus even this far back, like seriously, was there EVER a time when she didn't have a bum wheel? Perhaps when she was born the Dr. must have punched her in the knee instead of smacking her on the bum. Still, unlike the last match, even though you knew who the bigger star was, Hokuto still got in enough that you thought she might pull out the win and puts up a hell of a fight before going down swinging, shockingly getting caught with a sleeper hold. Always loved the way Chiggy applied that hold but almost never saw her win with it so cool ending I thought. Hokuto cries like a baby post match
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Post by: Makabe Sword Justice on October 14, 2010, 07:26:30 AM
NEO 7/4/10-Kana vs. Mai Ichii: Well, if there was ever going to be a fake MMA fight in a wrestling ring, these are the girls to do it. This was more about kicking and some shootfighting elements and little to no wrestling. Fun while it lasted although kinda slow-paced and of course there's the obligatory bitch-slap trading near the end after Mai mounts Kana and tries the ground & slap, which looks so ineffective I laughed at it. If this were a real MMA fight or even a B-Rules fight (BattlARTS) it would've been better.
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Post by: FLIK on October 14, 2010, 06:05:03 PM
AJW 4/27/1989

- (3WA Tag Titles - 2 out of 3 Falls) Chigusa Nagayo & Lioness Asuka (c) vs Akira Hokuto & Suzuka Minami

Chigusa's done a few interviews mentioning how pissed she was about being forced to retire due to the age rule and holy cow can you see it written all across her face. Other random thought, just now occured to me that the reason Hokuto & Suzuka are rockin saiolor suits to the ring is because they're the MARINE wolves, weird that I never made the connection. Anyways, match starts out with Hokuto avenging her loss last month to Chiggy, getting a quick pin on her in like 10 seconds with a surprise suplex. 2nd fall is more of what you'd exspect with Crush Girls dominating, mainly focusing on beating down Hokuto. They settle on working over her arm because, well, it was Hokuto's fate in life to eternally be the walking wounded. Minami doesn't do much of anything and essentially seems to be thear so that on paper it's not billed as a handicap match. After a long beat down she finally gets taged back in and one pile driver from Chigusa & giant swing from Lioness later Suzuka bites the dust. 3rd fall and she's a little more involved but still not bringing much to the table. Her seeling is so...bland and on offense she doesn't wow, not that she's bad at either but Hokuto's the one that shines on the team in this match. Final fall goes quite a while, like 15-16 mins and follows the pattern of Marine Wolves getting short burst of offense using some nice double teams & stuff followed by Crush getting longer stretches of controll. Cool moment as they play off last month with Chigusa again getting Hokuto in the sleeper which gets a big pop from the crowd but she escapes this time, a few mins later the Marine Wolves make a last ditch come back effort and lock on a tandem sleeper of their own but sadly can't pull it out. Chigusa "the Lariat" Nagayo ends things with a wiffy looking clothesline on Akira to put her away. Not sure whear it happened but Chigusa seemed to have gotten hurt somewhar along the way (possibly neck) as post match she's down for a long time and has to be carried from the ring. Liked the Nagayo/Hokuto singles a little better but this was still an awesome match.

Most if not all the undercard for this show aired spread out across a few AJW classics shows. Been a while since I watched the matches but from what I remember everything was decent or better with a real good Aja/Bull vs Yamada/Mita tag being the highlight and Mika Komatsu retiring against Ogura which was a lot better then usual for a 5 min exhibition match.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on October 18, 2010, 07:13:21 PM
NEO 7/4/10-Kana vs. Mai Ichii: Well, if there was ever going to be a fake MMA fight in a wrestling ring, these are the girls to do it. This was more about kicking and some shootfighting elements and little to no wrestling. Fun while it lasted although kinda slow-paced and of course there's the obligatory bitch-slap trading near the end after Mai mounts Kana and tries the ground & slap, which looks so ineffective I laughed at it. If this were a real MMA fight or even a B-Rules fight (BattlARTS) it would've been better.

B-RUles is all submissions though.
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Post by: FLIK on October 25, 2010, 09:54:36 PM
AJW 3/2/1990

Interesting dynamic to this tape. They spend like 10 mins hyping up the new stable alliances of Dream Orca/Tokyo Sweethearts and Fire Jets/Marine Wolves and then naturally of course after establishing those 2 allainces have them fight among themselves instead of each other.

- (AJW Tag Titles) Etsuko Mita & Toshiyo Yamada (c) vs Manami Toyota & Mima Shimoda

Dream Orca vs Tokyo Sweethearts. For the most part a good solid match but not with out it's flaws. They go the distance and this suffers from the same flaws a lot of other time limit draws do. Not so much that it felt like they were killing time, it was never boring as they always kept things moving. But there was no major story to the match, just a lot of back & forth action which never really picked up like you'd hope even for the final stretch. Like, the way they were wrestling at the 25 min mark wasn't much diffrent then how they were going at it at the 7 min mark. The Sweethearts prove to be sore losers and try to keep the fight going attacking DO after the bell.

- Akira Hokuto & Yumiko Hotta vs Suzuka Minami & Mitsuko Nishiwaki

Fire Wolves vs Marine Jets.... no one has cool team names like that anymore. Now all we get is this overplayed hybrid crap. Hi i'm piptiy po, hi i'm ooopty op, hi we're team poop, HUZZAH. So lame, so sad. A slightly better version of the last match. A bit more focused whear each team got to have long control segments as opposed to non stop back & forth. Hokuto/Hotta (who both looked really good, Hokuto's bright ass clown suit aside) early on  in the match and Minami/Nishiwaki in the latter. They weren't going to a draw so the pacing was a little better too. That said they still were going really long, 32+ so there were still a few issues. Seemed kind of like they peaked in the middle as they did what seemed like a normal 18ish min match and then realised "fuck we got way more time to fill" so they sort of restarted from the begining almost before picking things up again big time around the 28-30 min mark and instead of a draw we get a double count out instead.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on October 25, 2010, 10:23:37 PM
Wasn't Dream Orca Yamada/Mita?
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Post by: FLIK on October 25, 2010, 11:21:05 PM
yea wrote wrong name
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Post by: FLIK on November 06, 2010, 10:28:32 AM
AJW TV 4/30/1990

Fire Jets Concert

- Miori Kamiya & Hyper Cat vs Mima Shimoda & Manami Toyota
Pretty decent. Dug Hyper Cat & her arrogant power style here. Only drawback is it ends a little suddenly when things finally started to get rockin Toyota gets a flash roll up on Kamiya for the win. Not taking it too kindly Miori attacks her after the match but it's quickly broken up.

- Bull Nakano, Grizzly Iwamoto & Bison Kimura vs  Yumiko Hotta, Etsuko Mita & Mitsuko Nishiwaki
Weird seeing Bison still with Bull's gang after watching so much 91/92 stuff. They come in looking quite pissed off and surley and you can kind of tell by the look on Mita & the others faces as they enter they know they're about to get messed up. Actual match doesn't wind up being quite as 1 sidded but it's largely dominated by Gokumonto, especially when Mita's in thear. The Fire Jets get their shots in here and thear but there was never any doubt on who was winning. Bull & the others press slam their opponents out of the ring post match then talk shit to Chigusa Nagayo who was hanging around this show as special guest commentator just to be bitches. Fun little match.

The AJW training footage I posted the other day airs

- (All Pacific Title) Noriyo Tateno (c) vs Aja Kong
Now THIS was a total squash. Aja jumps her to start in the isle and the Jumping Bomb Angel never has a chance. I think during the entirety of the match or atleast what was shown (about 5 mins got cut) Tateno only maybe gets 30 seconds total worth of offense. The rest is all Aja beating her down, tossing her around, smacking her with weeapons, throwing her into Chiggy just because and making her bleed. Aja finally puts her away with 2 brutal looking urakens. They sort of give Tateno a half assed "out" to save face as she slightly kicks out right after 3 to sorta make it look like crooked ref Shiro Abe screwed her even though he didn't. Tateno tries to protest to the comishoner but no dice and Aja is your new champion. Enjoyable stuff.
                           
- (2 out of 3 Falls) Akira Hokuto & Suzuka Minami vs Kaoru Maeda & Mika Takahashi
Rare non title 2/3 fall match involving the champs. The Honey Wings are faster & more athletic but the Marine Wolves are tougher & smarter is the story they were trying to tell here. Not so much a squash but they definately wanted the people watching to clearly know who the better team were. Every time Kaoru or Mika would get a big spazzy flurry of offense Hokuto or Suzuka would counter it or dodge their attacks or outwrestle them or something to regain the advantage and continue beating them down again. Late in the 2nd fall it looked like Kaoru & Takahashi were finally going to turn things around but again their high flying gets shut down and the Wolves sweep them in 2 straight falls. Like the rest of the matches on this show, nothing mind blowing but a real good solid match.
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Post by: !CUTY¡ on November 07, 2010, 04:30:10 PM
Ooh Marine Wolves vs. Honey Wings, interested. Sounds like a pretty good lineup of wrestlers, where did you buy this TV (and other AJW TV circa 90/91) because some that you've mentioned, including this one, I've never seen anywhere else?
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Post by: FLIK on November 07, 2010, 04:48:16 PM
The tv eps I got from Jeff Lynch.

The comm tapes I traded for but you can also buy them from Lynch or http://www.slambamjam.com (http://www.slambamjam.com) or a bunch of other places pretty easily.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 08, 2010, 05:37:13 PM
Can someone tell mee how, in an inter promotional match featuring 4 of the bitchiest cunts in joshi...LCO vs Cuty/Ozaki ended up a MOVEZ match?
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Post by: 孤星 on November 08, 2010, 06:09:56 PM
Can someone tell mee how, in an inter promotional match featuring 4 of the bitchiest cunts in joshi...LCO vs Cuty/Ozaki ended up a MOVEZ match?

Ozaki and Cuty were outsized.

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Post by: JoshiFanficz on November 08, 2010, 06:37:04 PM
Can someone tell mee how, in an inter promotional match featuring 4 of the bitchiest cunts in joshi...LCO vs Cuty/Ozaki ended up a MOVEZ match?
Ozaki and Cuty were outsized.

LOL, don't remind me. LCO looked like amazons next to Oz and Cuty. *haha Which was probably why the match looked a tad awkward.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 08, 2010, 07:06:32 PM
In LCO vs Ozaki/Fukuoka Oz was bringing the mega rage.

Ozaki also completely nosold a piledriver to the outside, which is uncharacteristic of her... Really odd stuff.
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Post by: 孤星 on November 08, 2010, 07:37:18 PM
Part of it could have position on the card. A brawl probably wasn't appropriate for the titles.

It's one of my favorite matches, I'm glad they went the more technical route, "I'm bitchy therefore I will catfight" gets old and would cheapen the match, imho.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 08, 2010, 07:44:42 PM
They got all pissy in the Title Match with Fukuoka as Ozaki's partner. I just like bitch rage, so I was saddened.
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Post by: 孤星 on November 08, 2010, 07:51:27 PM
It is kind of a let down when it's LCO and Ozaki in the same match.  Maybe Cuty's presence had something to do with it. With two pint sized champions the technical move for move thing made more sense to me than two way smaller women attempting to beat up LCO (who really did look like Amazons next to them). More believable. Early 90s Ozaki wasn't as much of a brawler. She could do it but she didn't do it as frequently (an extensively) as she did later on (it could be said that she spams the brawling).

This is the same Ozaki who was all but squashed by Hokuto in 1993(?) and was technically squashed by Toyota so eh. ..size was likely a big factor in how that match was booked.

I felt the match with Hokuto in 1993 was a big let down for similar reasons. Same with the Toyota match from Wrestlemariepiad.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 08, 2010, 08:44:56 PM
I agree completely with everything said.

And I just meant like bitch rage and clawing and general inring cunt douching, not necessarily brawling.
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Post by: !CUTY¡ on November 09, 2010, 07:27:50 AM
^^^
OMG Bison was the worst back in the day. After maybe Grizzly Iwamoto.

LCO vs Ozaki/Cuty did seem a bit off + what the heck was up with their outfits. If I remember correctly, didn't Cuty get squashed at the start and then once Ozaki was tagged she went crazy on Mima, even dropping her on her head. She seemed bitchy to me or at least in the beginning idk I just felt sorry for !CUTY because as aggressive as she was, unless her opponent was of the same size or smaller, she wasn't going to get anywhere.
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Post by: 孤星 on November 09, 2010, 02:27:25 PM
^^^
OMG Bison was the worst back in the day. After maybe Grizzly Iwamoto.

LCO vs Ozaki/Cuty did seem a bit off + what the heck was up with their outfits. If I remember correctly, didn't Cuty get squashed at the start and then once Ozaki was tagged she went crazy on Mima, even dropping her on her head. She seemed bitchy to me or at least in the beginning idk I just felt sorry for !CUTY because as aggressive as she was, unless her opponent was of the same size or smaller, she wasn't going to get anywhere.

Exactly. Ozaki got the hot tag to save Cuty. Then with Ozaki behind her the two start to mount offense. That's how most Ozaki/Cuty tag matches went down.  Ozaki would always save her weaker friend and inspire her.

It did look like Ozaki and Cuty swapped outfits or something. Ozaki dabbled in greens and aquamarines before she settled on red all the time. That was probably the best outfit I've seen Cuty in besides that white organza thing she had. This was also one of the last times I remember LCO matching.
I'm just a sucker for anything shiny and black like Hiren's attire.

Edit: Thinking about Ozaki getting the hot tag and then Cuty gets to the point where she's going toe to toe with Mima when they trap her in their corner. ...that's probably what makes it one of my favorite matches. Any tag match with Ozaki is bound to have some kind of angle to it.
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Post by: !CUTY¡ on November 09, 2010, 03:24:55 PM
Haha I know what you mean, it's so weird seeing Cuty wear black and Ozaki in anything other than red...it's also weird because they are both older than LCO yet they got dominated, well Cuty at least lol But I like them as a team, they're just too adorable as the tiny, but aggressive wrestlers.

Was watching Yumi Ogura's retirement match against Bull Nakano from 1989 and I couldn't help but think how ridic it was for her to leave then. She was sooooo good, def one of my favorite wrestlers of all time and I don't get is why she had to retire so early, like that same year, Itsuki Yamazaki and Lioness Asuka retired yet she was the same age as Hotta and Hokuto, so really she should've left in 1992 after Noriyo Tateno. So random...oh well what isn't about AJW back in the day. I seriously need to check out more from these 83/84 girls..Kanako Nagatomo, Mika Komatsu, Kazue Nagahori, Condor Saito...all should've lasted at least through to the early 90s, since they were next in line to carry AJW.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 10, 2010, 02:21:26 PM
Cuty was doing some bitch rage at the beginning, but then it just went to them trying to survive and whatnot. Sorta like how LCO vs Bull/Aja wasn't really as intense as you'd think, because LCO were just trying to survive instead of flat out bitch the crap out of Bull/Aja.

Rumi Kazama & Miki Handa -vs- Suzuka Minami & Etsuko Mita is vastly underrated imo. It's one of my favorite matches from the DreamSlams, but I hear almost no love for it. Even as the surprisingly great match love, I only ehar for the opener, but this match was amazing. Mita and Handa were bringing so much rage, while Rumi was being a little shit, with her coming in to break up pinfalls with stiff kicks, and Minami was being her awesome self as usual. It did the Interpromotional formula so perfectly, but like I said, it only gets chokotto love.
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Post by: 孤星 on November 10, 2010, 03:04:04 PM
Probably because Rumi Kazama was in it and no one really wants to admit she was an adequate professional wrestler.
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Post by: !CUTY¡ on November 10, 2010, 05:12:03 PM
Haha I liked that match also. But the team of Mita/Minami was weird (although they are the tallest women AJW had at the time), why was LCO broken up on the first Dreamslam?
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Post by: 孤星 on November 10, 2010, 05:28:36 PM
Had LCO formed by the first Dreamslam? It could have just been a scramble thing or maybe someone was injured. DidMima used to tag with someone else before she was in LCO?
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Post by: JoshiFanficz on November 10, 2010, 05:52:18 PM
Had LCO formed by the first Dreamslam? It could have just been a scramble thing or maybe someone was injured. DidMima used to tag with someone else before she was in LCO?

She tagged with Toyota in the late 80's - early 90's. Can't remember if she tagged with anyone else after that though.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 10, 2010, 05:58:18 PM
Had LCO formed by the first Dreamslam? It could have just been a scramble thing or maybe someone was injured. DidMima used to tag with someone else before she was in LCO?

LCO was formed in 92. Mima was involved in the 6 woman LLPW vs LCO match that started the Hokuto/Kandori feud.

They put Mima in this random luchadoras tag, which is weird because she's known for her character and drama, and not at all about her work rate. I think Minami would have been more suited to that match.
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Post by: 孤星 on November 10, 2010, 06:19:17 PM
Hadn't Mima spent time in Mexico at that point? Isn't that where they got the name "Las Cachorras Orientales"?

Had LCO formed by the first Dreamslam? It could have just been a scramble thing or maybe someone was injured. DidMima used to tag with someone else before she was in LCO?

She tagged with Toyota in the late 80's - early 90's. Can't remember if she tagged with anyone else after that though.

That's a nice bit of. ...symmetry.. ...Mita with Minami, Mimi with Manami. See?
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on November 10, 2010, 06:23:52 PM
I think she did, but the LCO name came from Mita and Hokuto's tour of mexico. Shimoda came in later begging to join them.
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Post by: !CUTY¡ on November 10, 2010, 07:40:16 PM
Mima tagged with Mita before LCO, they first won the tag titles at Wrestlemarinpiad 1990.
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Post by: FLIK on November 21, 2010, 02:04:34 PM
AJW 5/13/1990

- (AJW Title) Manami Toyota (c) vs Etsuko Mita
Super clipped up match only showing quick highlights and then maybe the last min or so of the match. Work was sloppy but still looked like a damn good match from the little that was shown. Highlights being Mita press slamming Toyota to the floor near the start and later on in the match, Toyota spring boards off the refs back trying to do a dive to the outside. She fucked it up badly & missed by a mile but it was still cool in a Sabuish, holy shit you're nuts for even trying that, wipeout sorta way. Toyota retains her belt after a series of pretty nasty looking piledrivers.

- (3WA Tag Titles - 2 out of 3 Falls) Akira Hokuto & Suzuka Minami (c) vs Yumiko Hotta & Mitsuko Nishiwaki
60's Soldiers EXPLODE - Marine Wolves vs Fire Jets. 1st Fall is pretty good, they don't go all out but real solid work. Fire Jets mostly dominate to disapointment of the shrieking school girls in attendance who're all about them some Marine Wolf love. Minami & Nishiwaki have an awesome exchange near the end that sees Nish come out on top w a backdrop suplex to pick up win #1. Quick 2nd fall going only 4-5 mins. Starts w Hotta playing a game of kickball using Ms Minami as the ball but when she tags out to Nish Suzuka's able to make a come back. Hokuto comes in and cleans house and the Wolves go on a long stretch of offense throwing bombs against both girls until they finally put Hotta away to even things up. Fire Jets whine the entire break to the ref that it was only a 2. 3rd fall is more back & forth then the other 2 with Hokuto & Nishiwaki being the standouts this time. It comes down to them for the final stretch and it's a huge joy to watch. Really Nishiwaki period was the best of the 4 tonight, loved her in this match. She sadly losed though when Hokuto counters her powerbomb attempt into a cradle. Real good match. Dunno why, maybe just wasn't in the mood for a spazzy spot fest having watched this after like 6 & 1/2 hours sleep but I really dug the pacing of the match too. They weren't going at a snails pace or anything, just not so super fast that it made it hard for some stuff to register or remember or whatever. Fire Jets again prove to not be gracious winers post match and beg for a re-match after.

- (Kickboxing) Sakie Hasegawa vs Bat Yoshinaga
Legit shoot and thankfully cut to just highlights. Basically a squash as Bat beats the snot out of poor Sakie. In kind of a dumb moment she goes down with a leg injury, Bat keeps pounding on her and with some pretty brutal shots and the ref doesn't step in to stop it or check on Sakie. A few mins later Sakie goes down again due to her leg giving out and this time she's counted out.

- (Kickboxing) Madusa vs Aja Kong
Pretty clearly a work and thankfully it's aired in full. Atleast I think it's a work, I mean you can't work side headlocks, step up enzugiris, atomic drops and back suplexes in a real fight rite....RITE???? OK then. Anyways, for a fake fight they still threw some real ass punches and kicks, Aja goes most of the way with hugely bloody nose.  They jump each other before the bell even rings and it's a non stop hate fest till the end so good stuff. They go the distance and Madusa ends up winning via judges decision which Aja takes none too kindly and all hell breaks loose post match, ending with her getting drug to the back kicking & screaming.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on December 04, 2010, 07:01:57 PM
AJW 6/17/1990

- (Kickboxing) Bat Yoshinaga vs Mayumi Yamamoto
Pretty good as far as these types of matches go. No technique, no strategy, just 8 mins of wild swinging and kicking Mayumi ending up a bloody mess by the end of things. Not that she didn't get her licks in but Bat mostly dominated her and had she not won via TKO in the 3rd it was prety clear she'd have won on points were it to go to a draw anyways.

- (All Pacific Title) Aja Kong (c) vs Suzuka Minami
JIP 10 min in with Aja demolishing Suzuka and throwing her all around outside. Back in the ring the beating continues, Suzuka thorws in a suplex here & thear but largely continues to get her ass whooped. Once the K-hall little mateal door gets brought though the ref decides enough is enough and DQ's her awarding Suzuka the belt. A decision no ones happy with, Suzuka refuses the belt & vacates it and Aja goes nuts and beats down everyone, ref included. She then drags Minami out to the bleachers and then beats her with the turn buckle padding that someone hands her. Fun squash, wish we could have seen the full thing.

- (JGP R1) Noriyo Tateno vs Medusa
Ok enough match but nothing special. They didn't have overly good chemistry together and a lot of what they did seemed clunky and disjointed. A neat little sequence for the ending stretch but that was very short lived and it ends with a double pin as Madusa bridges back after a roll up. Kinda makes her look stupid too as the ref does a rare thing and goes out of his way to warn her that her shoulders are down as well before he makes the count but she ignores him. Post match Tateno begs for an overtime and Madusa grabs her from behind like she was about to give her a German which causes Tateno to hilariously spaz out and flail around before things are broken up and she's draged to the back screaming away and cursing the evil foreigner.

- (JGP R1) Yumiko Hotta vs Grizzly Iwamoto
Fun little quick match. Grizzly dominated things and was on offense for most of the match beating Hotta down with weapons & other brawling. Hotta stayed in the fight though and got her kicks in here & thear. A lot of them actually and in the end it paid off as kind of out of no whear Hotta connects with one straight to the side of Grizzlys head to get a surprise knock out win.

- (JGP R1) Manami Toyota vs Akira Hokuto
Toyota starts out fast attacking at the bell but Hokuto quickly shuts that down with a stiff ass clothesline to the jaw. Then spends the next few mins stretching Toyota on the mat. Should mention that at this point it becomes really noticable how much the crowd is split as all the dudes in the audiance boo the heck out of Hokuto which causes the shrieking school girls to rise up in support of her making for an awesome atmosphere. Toyota makes her comeback and they trade dives on the outside. Hokuto lands badly on hers, whacking her leg against the guard rail and cutting a gash in her shin when she comes down. Hokuto's in near tears from the pain but wants to continue anyways but the ref has none of it and calls for the bell as the parade of shit finishes continues. Was turning into a damn good match before things got derailed thear.

- (JGP Semi Final) Mitsuko Nishiwaki vs Yumiko Hotta
Fire Jets Explode. Wasn't feeling this one too much at first but after a while once I realised what they were going for I ended up really digging this match. Nish knows what Hotta's big strength is so she spends the 1st 1/3 or so of the match working over her legs. Once she focuses on other attacks and starts getting a little cocky it gives Hotta the chance to recover though so that strategy ends up not paying off. Hotta kicks the hell out of her to come back and then starts hitting a bunch of suplexes and sleepers. They moved into your typical back & forth stuff for the finishing sequence which turned out quite nice. Hotta finally gets her with a tiger suplex but Nish protest that she got her arm up at the last second. Real good match.

- (JGP FINAL) Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta
Toyota rushes Hotta at the bell, going completely wild and being maybe more agressive then i've ever seen her before. She tosses her over the guard rail and hits a giant dive off the top into the crowd. Hotta eventually gets up and is super pissed and the fights on. Somewhear in all of this Hotta starts bleeding from above the eye but it's not enough to stop her and she takes over on Toyota. Long long controll segment w Hotta slowly wearing her down little by little to the point whear when Toyota finally does change the momentum she can't make that much of an energetic come back. Instead Toyota just starts grabbing holds of her own to wear Hotta down. In the end I thought it made for a cool moment as they both really put over the fatigue factor real well I thought. The final stretch really did seem like a battle of attrition with both having to dig down deep to put the other away and it's Toyota who gets the win after out smarting Hotta and rolling her up. Really good match, best of the show.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on December 09, 2010, 06:31:42 PM
AJW 7/21/1990

- (Kickboxing) Sakie Hasegawa vs Mayumi Yamamoto
Some cool highlights, at the start of the last 3 rounds they come out swinging like crazy. In the middle of the 3rd round Yamamoto
tries a freaking Jushin Liger style rolling koppo kick only she does it in super slow motion, looking ridiculous. Sakie pounds her head in for her trouble. Sadly, all of the above amounts to about 1 mins worth of action and the other 11 mins this thing goes is boring as hell, total FF material. Goes the distance, Sakie wins via judges decision.

- Miori Kamiya, Kyoko Inoue & Mariko Yoshida vs Etsuko Mita, Mima Shimoda & Kaoru Ito
Totally digging Miori's bad ass green ninja body suit here. Stylistically your typical joshi sprint, non stop action from bell to bell. As far as these types of matches go though I thought this was on the higher end and a real good match. A sloppy moment or 2 but for the most part everyones on their A game, especially Kyoko & LCO. Mima gets the win after around 10 mins of action which surprised me when I looked at the clock since they cramed so much in it felt like 20.

- Mitsuko Nishiwaki, Mika Takahashi, Kaoru Maeda & Esther Moreno vs Grizzly Iwamoto, Bison Kimura, Hyper Cat & La Diabolica
Starts out similar to the last match with a lot of back & forth. Moreno who I dunno if this is her debut but it's her 1st time making tape for AJW, gets to shine early busting out some beautiful lucha high spots. Things then settle down for a bit with La Ruda's taking over and beating down Nish & Kaoru. Funny, possibly uninentional moment as Grizz blocks a head scisors attempt by stepping on Kaoru's hair as she's trying to roll through. La Technica's make their come back with Mika coming in and clearing out then things break down with every one fighting all over allowing Nishiwaki to pick up the win over Bison, rolling her up after she takes a nasty looking missed cane shot from Grizz right to the jaw. A little shorter then the last match, only maybe going 8 total sadly so nothing majorly great but this was damn good while it lasted.

- (Kickboxing) Bat Yoshinaga vs Akemi Torisu
Didn't look at the match listing before I watched this show, going in I knew the main & semi but that's it. When I saw Bat pop up for her backstage interview in Karate gear I went "fuck, not another one of these". My sadness quickly disapeared when I saw her opponent was Torisu so i'd be getting a...pre match to the awesome fucking spectacle they put on in 91. And holy cow this match was everything I could have hoped. Bat MAULS her from the start, she gets knocked down about 4 times in less then a min from blows to the head, knocked down again after a leg kick at the 90 second mark and the ref is like "fuck it, yer done  kid" and calls for the bell. Torisu cries in shame post match and begs to continue but no go. I think she may have gotten in like 2 punches during this match...maybe. Makes her performance the following year vs Bat all the more impressive and amazing.

- Akira Hokuto & Suzuka Minami vs Noriyo Tateno & Yumiko Hotta
Jet Bomb Angels in the house. A lot of back & forth between the 2 teams but at a slower paced build. Tateno & Hotta had some good chemistry together and Tateno vs The Wolves produced some good moments. Wouldn't have minded seeing this team continue with Nishiwaki soon to be retiring. Just as the match is getting going though around the 9 min mark it ends with Hotta falling prey to a Hokuto missile drop kick to the face. Another to add to the good but would have been better with 5 more mins pile.

- (Street Fight) Aja Kong vs Madusa
The backstage anouncer has the bright idea of having them do a face to face interview pre match and after Madusa does her best Luna Vachon shrieking grrr angry promo inmitation things shockingly break down into a fight but it's quickly broken up. Back in the ring Aja comes out being carried on a podeum, old school Macho Man style lookings pissed as hell and ready to murder. Then, sadly, the actual match starts and it's all down hill from thear. Angry pre match backstage brawl + "Street match" billing + girls in ripped jeans and cammo gear you would THINK = bad ass wild crazy brawl but NOPE, not tonight. This is instead, I dunno really how to even describe it. There were some brawling elements involved sure, a table was hurled at someones head, people were smacked upside the head with boots. At the same time they were also wearing large open fingered boxing gloves and they sorta but not really did some, a lot of actually fake mma stuff but not the good kind. The 1st 1/3 or so of this didn't start with heated angry exchanges it was wimpy looking punches and LONG head lock & leg bar sequences. Then atleast another 1/3 of this worked like your average joshi wrestling style with irish whips and pile drivers and flying drop kicks and shit. For the finish it delved back into kickboxing mode with a lot of punch exchanges and Madusa eventually falling prey to 1 too many urakens. No clue WTF they were going for in this match, not enteriely sure THEY knew WTF they were going for in this match. It got 21+ mins, longer then the last 3 matches combined. It definately wasn't bad, it had it's moments but I couldn't call this good either and was quite disapointing overall. And sigh, after all the hatred and anger and swearing death upon each other's heads, they hug post match.....let's move on...

- (3WA Title) Bull Nakano (c) vs Manami Toyota
A total power vs speed match. At the begining none of Toyota's attacks work. She runs at Bull, eats a lariat, runs at Bull, gets tossed asside like garbage, runs at Bull, gets slamed down. She tries a new strategy of trying to take it to the mat but that doesn't work so well either as Bull stretches her to hell instead. Like at the JGP last month the crowd is again split but this time it's around 70/30 in favor of Toyota so whenever a Bull chant breaks out it's quickly drowned by the larger Manami cheer squad. Toyota makes her come back and goes back to spazzing out like a mad woman, this time to more success. She's able to hit a lot of fast moving dives and other attacks and escapes a lot of Bull's power stuff either moving out of the way to hit a move of her own or countering into a roll up or cradle for a near fall. Crowds going nuts at this stage hoping for a title change but as is often when people try & play the speed game with Bull it ends badly because eventually she will catch you and all it takes is one monster lariat or flying leg drop or in case of the finish a nasty looking power bomb droping Toyota on her head for the win. Entire match only goes like 9 minutes but it's one of the best sub 10 matches i've ever seen and a damn great match period. Proving it's not always how much time you get but what you do with it that counts.



JWP 2/14/2010

- (NEO High Speed Title) Natsuki Taiyo vs Kaori Yoneyama
Taking a break from all the old school goodness, anyone watched this besides me yet? Love love LOVED this match. Dunno if i'd go joshi MOTY for this year but easily top 10 that i've seen. They bust out so much cool shit at a "high speed" and compliment each other perfectly. It's not my favorite style ever or anything but joshi needs more girls who can work like this and it's a shame there's only a few around today that are really good at it. I've thought for a while that a promotion that highlights this type of stuff in the rite light could be hugely successful.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on December 16, 2010, 11:02:06 PM
AJW 9/1/1990

- (Cage Match - Special Ref Bulldog KT) Aja Kong vs Bull Nakano

The version I have is from the original TV broadcast not the AJW Classics episode that came out earlier this year. Sadly for some reason this is the only match from that tv ep that exist today and whatever earlier stuff that aired on the same episode got cut off/no one taped/isn't in circulation. They do air a highlight package at the end of the show showing briefe clips of what else took place on this show and among other things this card also had a lost Kyoko vs Toyota singles match, ending with Toyota going over with the rolling cradle in 18+ so f u to whoever forgot to set their VCR to record the rest of this show 20 years ago. I think Aja agrees as she infact has "Fuck U" shaved into the side of her head...yup.

Much like the Madusa match a couple months ago, they have Aja & her opponent do a face to face pre match promo and shockingly, it again breaks down into a crazy brawl backstage. Madusa actually seconds Aja here so I guess the post match hug during their street fight is what formed their alliance. Would have been interesting to see whear her as a member of Jungle Jack had played out long term had she not bounced in 91 to go to WCW.

Match itself is worked a little diffrently then your usual AJW cage match and thinking about it, as far as I can tell this may infact be the 1st cage match AJW ever did. To start with, this one has a ref and not just any ref no, Bulldog Fucking KT who would be better known today as Gedo who'd been in wrestling like 1 year at this point. Why in the blue ass hell he of all people is the ref for this match I have no clue. He ends up playing a big part in the match though. He won't let either wrestler use weapons which is obviously weird since it's a freakin cage match and so he's always taking them from them and getting in their face for it. Last man standing rules are also in effect so you can win via some other means then escape which doesn't even play a factor until the end. Intense hatred rite straight off the bat as they get to beatin the crap out of each other. Bull gets the early advantage but it doesn't last long and they go back and forth for a while. They alternate between brawling and trying to wear each other down with holds and power stuff and I thought they pulled off the mix well. Things get interesting when Aja decides to go after Bulls leg and goes nuts attacking it with a trash can. She opens up a pretty fair sized gash on Bulls leg and once Aja smells blood she goes to work on that for a while and while Bull tries to fight back but never fully regains control. Along the way I should mention that Gedo bets whacked a few times by both for his troubles of trying to enforce rules in this cage match and he ends up a bloody mess as well. For the finish he also ends up playing a big part as after Aja nails Bull a few more times in the leg she goes to escape and though Bull manages to get back to her feet, Gedo is standing near the ropes fully in the way preventing Bull from getting thear in time and allowing Aja to get the win.

Bull cries foul post match leading to screaming & yelling and all hell breaking loose post match with them brawling some more and having to be sperated. For what this was designed to do I thought this did a perfect job. No whear close to their more famous cage match a few months later but it was great as a set up for the re-match and just as a stand alone still really damn good.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on December 20, 2010, 09:37:01 PM
AJW 10/7/1990

- (Mistuko Nishiwaki Retirement Match) Mitsuko Nishiwaki vs Yumiko Hotta 5:30
As a match nothing special but these things rarely are, especially since during this time frame they only gave you a 5 min exhibition for your retirement match. Funnily they went over by like 15 seconds but hey who's counting. They go back and forth for a bit and Nish gets to hit a lot of her big spots and gets to go out a winner after a couple power bombs (she always did one of the best looking ones i've ever seen) buts Hotta away. Long, emotional hug between the Fire Jets post match and your typical joshi retirement ceremony follows. Streamers, 10 count, speach, etc...If you've watched joshi for any length of time you know the deal. Haven't seen enough Nishiwaki matches to be emotionally invested in this to be honest but from what I have seen since I started this project of revisiting the early late 80's & 90's stuff she was really damn good and is someone i'll continue to look forward to watching any time I see her name pop up on a matchlist in the future.

AJW 11/14/1990

Originally watched this show several years ago, re-watching it now it'll be interesting to see if my opinion changes on anything.

- (AJW Tag Titles) Mika Takahashi & Kaoru Maeda (c) Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda
Honey Wings in charge to start, lot of flashy offense at 1st then they take it to the mat working over Mima for several minutes. Kaoru stupidly leg rolls her into her own corner  allowing Mita to hot tag in and go crazy. LCO dominate for a while, beating up both Honey Wings before settling in on working over Kaoru. Mika returns the favor, going nuts when the tag finally happens and I really just can't say enough how much of a highlight she is during this time period. Kaoru kept up with her very well but Takahashi was the star of this show and together they bust out all kinds of cool highspots & double teams including a sweet double flying elbow off the top. Not enough to get them the though as they go for the move a 2nd time but get pushed off the ropes allowing Mita to get the pin over Kaoru with a Northern Lights Suplex to with the belts. Liked this about the same as I did when I 1st saw it, only difference now is that I have way more love for Takahashi. It was missing a little something to put it over the top, maybe an extra couple minutes, I dunno but still a real good match to start the show.

- (Lucha Libre Rules Elimination Match) Hyper Cat, La Diabolica, Miori Kamiya & Mayumi Yamamoto vs  Esther Moreno, Xochitl Hamada, Takako Inoue & Noriyo Tateno
Essentially just one giant long fast paced high spot which is fine if done well and this was great. Doesn't go super long but they pack enough in that you don't even notice and nothing feels overly rushed or anything. Comes down to Kamiya vs Tateno for the finish at which point things switch from being a lucha sprint to a joshi sprint but it still fits well with the rest of the match. Kamiya gets the big win after 12-13 mins. This was my 2nd favorite match on the show originally and while I wouldn't call it that anymore it still holds up really well.

- Yumiko Hotta & Mariko Yoshida vs Madusa & Bison Kimura
The only thing I ever remembered about this going in was Madusa's ridiculous Ric Flair strut at the end. Match itself is pretty fun, an exstended squash for the most part. Hotta & Yoshida get a little bit in and manage small run of offense near the end but the majority of this is the Jungle Jack team beating ass like they're the joshi Road Warriors or something. And years later Madusa's strut and other over the top heeling is just as ridiculous as it was the 1st damn time I saw it.

- Los Brazos vs Gran Hamada, Kendo & Yoshihiro Asai
Lucha invasion continues. Gran Hamada was awesome, Ultimo was really good and Oro & El Brazo were fine too but this match was the fucking Super Porky & Kendo show. Kendo was allready like the most over guy going into the match and is one of the most spectacular wrestlers i've ever seen and by the end Porky won them over huge as well with his fat guy flying. Still blown away by some of the stuff they manage to pull off here, perfect blend of comedy & serious action and a great match period.

- (3WA Tag Titles - 2 out of 3 Falls - Special Ref Yoshiyo Yamada) Akira Hokuto & Suzuka Minami (c) vs Manami Toyota & Kyoko Inoue
This is the match my opinion has changed the most of after re-watching. Originally I thought this was just an ok - decent match but this time around I got a lot more out of it and found it to be really good. It's not a work rate, blow away, movez type of match. Not to say that there isn't a lot of great action but the thing that puts this over the top is the story of the match. Yamada was out injured thus unable to team with Toyota so instead she's made ref and Kyoko Inoue is booked to team with Toyota. Even back then the 2 were rivals so we've got whacky mis matched tag parters, something way way over played in main stream US wrestling but rarely ever done in AJW or Japanese wrestlng in general. Things go well for the new pairing early on, Marine Wolves prove to be a better unit, doing a lot of team work and mostly dominating the 1st round but Kyoko & Toyota are still good enough wrestlers that they can come out on top so long as they coexist. With a little help from Yamada "mistakenly" not seeing Hokuto get her shoulder up at the count of 3 Kyoko gets the pin on her. Funny moment as even she wasn't sure it was really 3 and acted all surprised when Yamada gave it to her. 2nd round things look to continue but it goes bad quickly as Kyoko decideds to bring a chair in and accidenly nails Toyota causing her to lose. Shit breaks down after as Toyota decideds she in fact does not enjoy getting smacked in the head by heavy metal things and her & Kyoko get into a fight with people having to rush in to break it up. The soldier on for the 3rd fall which sees Toyota getting beat down by The Wolves for quite a while before finally making the big tag to Inoue. Soon after things go bad again though as Hokuto & Suzuka prove to also be a smarter pair and after getting Kyoko again attack Toyota on accident Hokuto gets her win back, pinning her with the NLB. Post match Toyota gets on the mic, talks shit and says her & Yamada want their shot. Course, a month later Jungle Jack won the titles so moot point.

- (Cage Match) Bull Nakano vs Aja Kong
Just based on my initial few viewings of this I allready had this on my list of the greatest matches i've ever seen. That was before i'd seen very much of the Aja/Bull feud and only a small amount of 90-92 AJW in general. Watching it again now I had an even greater appreciation for it. The over all work is still unbelievably great but now I got a lot more of the little things that were going on and dug how they played off their earlier cage match. Since that one had a screwy finish with Gedo, it makes sense why this one is escape only and has no ref. In the previous match Aja cut open Bull's leg really bad so here Bull puts it over huge when she goes after it again and as retaliation she stabs Aja in the arm with a pair of scissors which is an aspect i'd never thought of before, originally just thinking she did it just to be a bitch. Also never got why Aja jumps her at the start and cuts a chunk of Bull's hair off till I realised they were setting up for the hair vs hair tag next Jan. The other thing I dug a lot more was watching what was going on outside of the cage with each girls seconds. While Aja vs Bull was always the main focus, the feud itself was a lot more then just that as it was about Jungle Jack vs Gokumon-to in general. Got a big kick out of watching how hard Bison & Madusa were fighting it out with Kyoko & Bat ringside and how hard they were trying to help their friends inside the cage, tossing in weapons, Madusa & Bison going nuts and trying to scale the cage once Bull cut Aja's arm open, Kyoko & Bat doing the same when Aja had Bull in serious trouble at times too. Really cool stuff, matches like these are why I love wrestling.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on December 22, 2010, 04:28:06 PM
AJW TV 12/1/1990

- (AJW Singles Title) Kyoko Inoue (c) vs Miori Kamiya
Funny moment to start as Miori fakes a handshake then punts Kyoko in the head. Go back & forth with highspots for a bit and then things turn surprisingly brutal. It breaks down into more of a fight then a wrestling match as they go to town swinging fist. They take it outside and Miori ends up bleeding after being whiped into the rails and back inside Kyoko works over the cut which is a little weird since she isn't usually that vicious of a wrestler. Another funny moment as Kyoko takes these ricidulous flipping somersault bumps off punches to the gut and then the fight goes outside again. Miori bust Kyoko open this time, cracking her head with a chair. A few more mins of brawling and then Kyoko finally gets the win after Kamiya misses a kick and gets droped with a spining power bomb. They shake hands after all post match. Fun match, not at all what I was exspecting but in a good way, most of it aired too which is always a plus.

- Bull Nakano vs Akira Hokuto
Bull kicking ass rite from the start and soon in she press slams Hokuto over the top to the floor in a nasty looking Holy Fuck moment. Hokuto appears to have banged up her arm on the landing and Bull laughs at her pain. Bull continues the beat down and Kyoko Inoue runs in to his a double team spot just for the heck of it. Bull breaks out the nun chucks too and chokes away all the while seeming to have the time of her life. Hokuto would make an attempt to fight back here and thear but it mostly got shruged off until she's finally able to hit a big dive on the outside and follow it up with some suplexes and other big moves, she even gets the NLB in but it's not enough. Bull regains controll and a couple of suplexes and power bombs onto Hokuto's head and it's over. Match didn't last very long, 12 mins total and like 1/2 aired so it couldn't compare to some of the stuff they'd do in the future but what we got was still damn good and a nice preview of things to come. Since Bull won this one fairly easily for the most part, kind of weird that Hokuto got the next title shot a month later.

- (2 out of 3 Falls) Aja Kong, Bison Kimura & Madusa vs Manami Toyota, Suzuka Minami & Mika Takahashi
Madusa once again rocking the bad ass pink Zubaz. Jungle Jack attack to start and start tossin fools left & right, they settle on beating the snot out of poor Mika before switching to Toyota for a bit until Bison slips on a banana peel and Toyota cradles her to win the 1st fall. 2nd fall Bison is pissed off and out for revenge and thus procedes to murder Toyota, bring her back to life via voodoo then murder her again. With a little help from an Aja trash can shot to the head Bison avenges her loss after a couple of minutes. 3rd fall is a little more evenly fought as the the 3Ms switch strategies and take it to the mat which works out well for them for a while but things go bad again when they decided to take things outside and try hitting a bunch of dives. Soon after chairs start swinging and bodies get tossed all over and Aja tries to show up Bull, wining with a nasty power bomb of her own on Mika. Suzuka didn't get involved as much as the other 2 in this match but Mika & Manami are one of the more fun tag teams that never was and this was a cool match. Much like the Madusa/Bison tag from Marinepiad, really enjoyable in a monster heel glorified squash sort of way.

Got another DVD or 2 coming in from Lynch in the next couple days and then i'll finally be done with 90.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: FLIK on December 24, 2010, 10:55:45 PM
AJW TV 1989 - 1990

A random mish mash tape Jeff Lynch has for sale, reviewed in the order the appear, the dates I stole from PUNQ so if they're wrong blame him.

4/?/1989

- Mima Shimoda vs Saemi Numata
JIP, dunno how far in. Just your basic young girls match but fairly decent as far as those go. Nothing fancy but I was impressed how well they were at building a match with just the fundamentals. Goes to a draw.

- Lioness Asuka vs Grizzly Iwamoto
Fun little quick match, Grizzly has Aja & the other Goku cronies runing in and cheating like hell to help her out but Lioness is still too much for her and after working over the arm for a bit gets a submission victory.

3/4/1989

- (AJW Tag Titles) Mika Takahashi & Kaoru (c) vs Miori Kamiya & Reibun Amada
Pretty good match, one of the better ones i've seen Kaoru & Takahashi have actually. AJW tag division was majorly stacked  back then and Honey Wings are probably my 2nd favorite tag team after Jungle Jack from this time period. Much like Hikari Fukuoka did years later, Takahashi & Kaoru really compliment each other's styles perfectly and are such an exciting team to watch. This was one of those matches whear the Champs dominated all the way through but Miori & Reibun showed heart and wouldn't quit and eventually managed to pull out a hard fought victory in a bit of an upset to take the titles.

1/4/1990

- (AJW Jr Title) Mima Shimoda (c) vs Kaoru Ito
Only goes like 4 mins, 2 of which aired. Ok enough action that Mima wins easily. If nothing else I atleast always get a kick out of seeing pairings like this, knowing the brutal death feud they'd go into later on in their careers.

- Aja Kong, Bison Kimura & Grizzly Iwamoto vs Madusa, Noriyo Tateno & Kaoru
Whacky shenanigans with Shiro Abe during the introductions. So weird seeing him post Dump, love his act but it just never worked as well with others as it did her. Match itself is just kind of your average Gokumonto vs random baby face squad tag, a lot of brawling and cheating and kickin butt while the good girls make futile come backs hoping not to die a death too bad. The biggest highlight here was actualyl Aja randomly going nuts and beating the shit out of one of the anouncers mid match for no reason. Kaoru hits a dive on Aja but Grizz reverses them and Abe fast counts for the finish.

- Toshiyo Yamada & Etsuko Mita vs Akira Hokuto & Yumiko Hotta
Love matches like this. Starts out merely ok but then slowly builds and builds and by the end they've created something truely great. At 1st they just kind of go back and forth for a while with Hotta & Akira having the slight advantage. Things finally turn awesome once they start building the match around a game of my sleeper is deadlier then yours. Yamada's 1st up  as her & Hotta have heated exchanges every time they go against each other here. Yamada gets her in a sleepr and they work a long section around that with Hotta putting it over huge, one of the best jobs i've seen someone do actually. She near passes out from it and once released, stumbles around and can barely stay on her feet for quite a while after. Mita tries her hand as well at the sleepr game to decent success but Hotta's able to tag out to Hokuto. Akira decides she wants in on this game and after kicking Mita's butt works the hold on her for a while. Hotta not wanting to be left out and having recovered tags back in, tosses Mita aside and bum rushes Yamada. She franticly fights to get the sleeper on Yamada and when she does they'd done such a great job of getting it over in the match that it gets a monster pop from the crowd. Turns into a war of attrition after that as all 4 girls are selling fatigue and desperately trying to win which finally comes after Hokuto puts away weak link Mita with a missile kick. Didn't go in with any kind of high hopes for this. Figured it's be good but not this good. One of the better matches of the year for sure.

- (Vacant 3WA Title) Bull Nakano vs Mitsuko Nishiwaki
Little disapointment as these 2 could probably have a great match but instead they merely had a decent one. Nish attacks to start but Bull side steps her attack and she goes flying outside,  jump cut and back inside she's busted open and getting beaten down. Rest of the match is Bull dominating with Nishiwaki only making small come backs, enough to whear this isn't a total squash but really this was all about getting Nakano's reign off with a blast and putting her over strong as the clear winner.

12/?/1989

- Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta
Decent enough match but they've had a lot of better ones. Lot of back work by Hotta which Toyota put over nicely, a nice performance for all the haters who think Toyota couldn't sell. Beyond that I thought it was missing a little something and felt kinda house showish. Hotta gets the win with a nice suplex

- (2 out of 3 Falls) Bull Nakano, Aja Kong & Grizzly Iwamoto vs Toshiyo Yamada, Mitsuko Nishiwaki & Kaoru
Bull dumps water on the anouncer that got beat up earlier in the tape, Griz whacks him with her Kendo stick, Aja harrasees him as well so apparently this was a running feud of death between Gokumonto and him. Aja Kong also has a fucking AXE with her and ya know, why wouldn't she? Sadly she does not connect with any of her swings. Much stronger baby face side this time around making for a way way super fun match. Yamada was on fire here and Nish & Kaoru were bringing it too. Mix in with Bull & gang being in a surley mood at their cheating, weapon swinging best and yeah this was awesome. Bison (I think) was on crutches at ringside and they were swung wildly by many people at many other peoples heads and guts and legs and the ref got whacked along the way for good measure near the end of the match, a few seconds later Yamada eats a uraken to finish things up.
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Post by: FLIK on December 25, 2010, 12:22:25 AM
Random top whatever list and 1990 thoughts

Not too much made tape from this year, 9 tv shows/comm tapes + a few random misc matches that surfaced here & thear, prob around 50-60 matches for the year total that i've seen (decided not to get the AJW Classics ep that has the 12/9 footage, for now atleast).

Top 10 matches

1. 11/14/1990 (Cage Match) Bull Nakano vs Aja Kong
2. 8/19/1990 Aja Kong & Bison Kimura vs Bull Nakano & Grizzly Iwamato
3. 8/19/1990 Akira Hokuto vs Manami Toyota
4. 7/21/1990 (3WA Title) Bull Nakano © vs Manami Toyota
5. 1/4/1990 Toshiyo Yamada & Etsuko Mita vs Akira Hokuto & Yumiko Hotta
6. 9/1/1990 (Cage Match) Aja Kong vs Bull Nakano
7. 11/14/1990 (3WA Tag Titles - 2 out of 3 Falls) Akira Hokuto & Suzuka Minami © vs Manami Toyota & Kyoko Inoue
8. 5/13/1990 (3WA Tag Titles - 2 out of 3 Falls) Akira Hokuto & Suzuka Minami © vs Yumiko Hotta & Mitsuko Nishiwaki
9. 6/17/1990 (JGP FINAL) Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta
10. (Lucha Libre Rules Elimination Match) Hyper Cat, La Diabolica, Miori Kamiya & Mayumi Yamamoto vs Esther Moreno, Xochitl Hamada, Takako Inoue & Noriyo Tateno

Slim pickings this year, a lot of good but not a ton that was blow away great after the 1st few matches on this list. Both 89 and 91 were way better.

Top 10 Wrestlers

1. Bull
2. Hokuto
3. Aja
4. Toyota
5. Mitsuko Nishiwaki
6. Hotta
7. Mima Shimoda
8. Suzuka Minami
9. Bison Kimura
10. Mika Takahashi

Like 91 I found Bull to be easy choice for #1, was going to go with Aja as #2 again but thinking about it Hokuto really did have a much better year then her as outside of the Bull feud she didn't do that much this year while Hokuto had a lot more range. Toyota had a really strong year as well as this was kind of her breakout year. After that it's kind of a pick em. The lack of footage for a lot of people kind of sucks and kept them from being higher or in the case of people like Kyoko & Yamada, on the list at all as they only even had a couple of matches make tape this year.

1990 was a weird period for AJW, they'd lost Dump in 88 and then lost Crush in 89 plus several of the other big names who carried the company in the 80's were gone by then so they were in a clear rebuilding period. The 1st 1/2 of the year was all about establishing and putting over the rivalry between the Dream Orca, Tokyo Sweethearts, Marine Wolves, Fire Jets crew and featuring them as the new top stars to varying degrees with Gokumonto just kind of milling about in the background. The 2nd 1/2 of the year the promotion took a major turn when things switched to being all about the Aja vs Bull feud. Now Bull was the obvious successor to Dump but something I started thinking about as I watched more 90 stuff was that there really wasn't a clear cut choice for new top babyface(s) to fill the void left by the Crush Girls. Hokuto was close and back in 89 it looked like they might have been grooming her for that spot, making it a point to have Chiggy & Lioness feud with her on their way out but after that AJW seemed a little hesitant to get 100% behind her as the new "it" girl. Along the way in 90, like I mentioned earlier Toyota really broke out but I dunno if she was quite ready back then to be the top ace either Didn't help that she wasn't fully over with all the crowd back then either. You could really tell that this year was when the new generation of fans, many of which were males, started showing up to shows and while they loved Toyota she was hot & cold in the eyes of what was left of the shrieking school girl crowd who seemed more into the tougher, strong, butch girls like Hokuto & Hotta. Whatever you want to say about Yumiko, for a while thear she was over as fuck with that audiance and I always got the sense that AJW wanted to do more with her but when given the spotlight on a few (not all) ocasions, she choked and under-delivered which caused them to eventually sour on her push. Kind of a nobody in early 90, Kyoko had fully established herself as another one in the competition for the spot of future top star by 91 and while they never did get behind Yamada as more then an upper mid card wrestler (maybe they thought she was too much of a Chigusa clone?), she was atleast in the race for a while too among others. So yeah, back then there really was a feel of "shit, we can't decide who to push now, let's just throw a bunch of stuff out thear, see what sticks and let the cream rise to the top". Guessing that may have been what led to the non traditional pick of Aja getting the slot as Bull's main rival and them building the company around a monster vs monster feud for the 1st time which ended up being a great choice as it carried the company through their down period and gave them a couple extra years to further build up the other girls like Toyota & Kyoko.
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Post by: !CUTY¡ on December 25, 2010, 04:23:58 AM
Hey FLIK are you gonna review the AJW feature matches on the Hamada UWF shows from 1990? They had some decent tag matches there..off the top of my head Grizzly Iwamoto, Bison Kimura, Aja Kong vs. Manami Toyota, Mika Takahashi, Kaoru Maeda (KAORU).
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Post by: FLIK on December 25, 2010, 09:21:14 AM
Would love to but don't have any of the footage except for I think an 8 woman tag off the November show that I haven't gotten around to watching yet

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Post by: Eivion on January 17, 2011, 01:37:00 AM
Revolucion Amandola 5/2/09, 2-Count Rule- Atsuko Emoto vs. Ayumi Kurihara
Short at 7 1/2 minutes, but fun with plenty of nice action and slight desperation feel at times.

Revolucion Amandola 5/2/09, No Pinfall - Atsuko Emoto vs. AKINO
Mostly mat wrestling aside from one or two attempts to knock Emoto out from AKINO. Didn't do too much from at the start, but it got better as it went on. They really kept things moving and managed to make a bit competitive though AKINO was clearly ahead of Emoto during a lot of it. Decent match.

Revolucion Amandola 5/2/09, Falls Count Anywhere - Atsuko Emoto vs. Aja Kong
Aja more or less uses poor Emoto as play thing for the first half while Emoto manages a good comeback during the second though she never really comes close to beating Aja. Had its boring moments,but it was pretty decent overall with some cool moments during Emoto's comebacks. **1/2

Revolucion Amandola 5/2/09, Fluorescent Lighttubes Mechanical Fan Death Match - Kyoko Kimura & Yuko Miyamoto vs. Takashi Sasaki & Masashi Takeda
Has some decent action and moments, but its kind of disappointing considering the participants. **1/4

SHIMMER 32 4/11/10 - Kellie Skater vs. Rachel Summerlynn
Action was decent enough with a few fun moments like Skater proclaiming she will steamroll Summerlyn. Ok match.

SHIMMER 32 4/11/10 - Annie Social & Melanie Cruise vs. Allison Danger & Jennifer Blake
Cruise and Danger looked ok. Social and Blake made several flubs and looked a little sloppy at times.

SHIMMER 32 4/11/10 - Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Jessie McKay
Nakagawa dominated it for the most part with skill and cheap tricks though McKay had her moments and even came close to winning once or twice. Solid stuff. **1/2

SHIMMER 32 4/11/10 - Sara Del Ray vs. Misaki Ohata
Solid action with Del Ray trying her best to dominate Ohata only to find herself caught in submission time and time again. Good match. ***

SHIMMER 32 4/11/10 - MsChif vs. Daffney
Outside of Daffney's occasional viciousness this was pretty straight forward, kind of surprising. Anyways the action was decent, and Daffney hanged in well enough with MsChif. Solid. **1/2
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Post by: Eivion on January 18, 2011, 12:55:41 AM
SHIMMER 32 4/11/10 - Nicole Mathews vs. Sarah Stock
Match had some decent action, but Mathews comes off as a bit clumsy when up against Stock, who isn't even really at her best here, and the finish itself left something to be desired. Ok match I suppose, but it feels like it could have been a bit better.

SHIMMER 32 4/11/10 - Daizee Haze vs. Ayumi Kurihara
Solid, well paced action with Haze displaying a constant frustration whenever Ayumi got one over her. The count out finish was little weak and odd. **3/4

SHIMMER 32 4/11/10 - Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Mercedes Martinez
Solid action with the two's styles meshing quite well together. **3/4

SHIMMER 33 9/11/10 - Athena & Bonesaw vs. Rachel Summerlyn & Jessica James
Fun, energetic match with some good action and a nice show of personality.

SHIMMER 33 9/11/10 - Leva Bates vs. Allison Danger
Danger more or less dominated the match though Bates manged an ok comeback or two. Felt more like a test for Bates than anythign serious.

SHIMMER 33 9/11/10 - Taylor Made vs. Melanie Cruise
More or less an extended squash, but a solid one. Cruise looked good on offense, and Made managed to not look like a complete loser by catching Cruise off guard several times even if she never built a real offensive. Fun match.
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Post by: 孤星 on January 18, 2011, 09:52:07 PM
I haven't even attempted to pop Volumes 30-33 in the dvd player, yet.
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Post by: FLIK on January 18, 2011, 10:59:57 PM
Doing better then me.
The last Shimmer show I watched was Vol 24.
Have a lot of the shows after that so i'll catch up some day, just kinda lost interest for a while.

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Post by: Eivion on January 19, 2011, 02:16:44 AM
SHIMMER 33 9/11/10 - Kellie Skater vs. Serena Deeb
Skater controlled most of the match working Deeb's arm and doing her whole fake jock gimmick. Skater's arm work was nothing special but decent enough, and Serena's comeback was nice. Skater looked much better here than the last few volumes. Decent match.

SHIMMER 33 9/11/10 - Sara Del Ray vs. Nevaeh
Mostly Del Ray delivering a beatdown on Nevaeh. I thought Nevaeh looked more impressive here than the last few volumes. She took a decent beating, and her offense came off better than usual. Still, the opening headlock segment on Del Ray did feel a bit off, like Del Ray should have had an easier time breaking free than she actually did. It did set up Del Ray's frustrated comeback though so I guess it worked. Decent match.

SHIMMER 33 9/11/10 - Nicole Mathews vs. Jessie McKay
Solid action paced out well enough with a few nifty spots. Mathews in particular looked good here giving a nice arrogant bitch attitude when in control and dishing out some good offense. Solid stuff.

SHIMMER 33 9/11/10, No Count Outs - Daizee Haze vs. Ayumi Kurihara
Decent action with Haze giving off a major bitch vibe the way she mocked the ref and argued with the fans.

SHIMMER 33 9/11/10 - Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Ayako Hamada
This was a pleasant match to see. Glad it happened in the US instead of Japan since it wouldn't have gotten near the same amount of time, and Nakagawa wouldn't have been able to look near as good. She gave as good as she got against Ayako and came close to victory several times, all while still displaying a certain cockiness. These two actually matched up better than I thought with their personalities meshing and offense being set up well. Nothing great but a pretty solid and fun match overall. ***

SHIMMER 33 9/11/10, SHIMMER Title - Madison Eagles© vs. Cheerleader Melissa
Thought the action was solid, and I liked Madison's back work on Melissa. That said I don't think Melissa sold it as well as she could have and her comeback left something to be desired. Solid match, but it could have been better.

Ice Ribbon 9/23/10, Captain's Fall Elimination - Makoto©, Natsuki*Taiyo, Hikaru Shida, Kazumi Shimouma & Tsukasa Fujimoto, vs. Ryo Mizunami, Hiren, Dash Chisako, & Sachiko SENDAI, & Kagetsu©
Pretty crazy and wild at times with the pace being no stop. Still pretty messy and it felt like the crowd momentum died a little early too often. Fun match though.

NEO 10/11/10, NWA Women´s Pacific & NEO Singles Titles - Yoshiko Tamura© vs. Ayumi Kurihara
Thought the action was good and well paced. Ayumi delivered some great arm work and came off on a higher level than usual. Only disappointment is that none of her major moves are still quite bought by the crowd as something that could finish off Tamura so the big near falls in Ayumi's favor didn't come of as well as possible though not bad. Good match. ***3/4
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Post by: Eivion on January 20, 2011, 01:43:18 AM
Oz Academy 8/22/10 - Tomoka Nakagawa & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Dash Chisako & Sachiko Sendai
A few minutes are clipped out, but nothing big. All action with decent team work from both sides and some nifty spots. Fun match.

NEO 7/25/10 - Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Manami Toyota
Mostly showed as a showcase for Fujimoto. Wasn't great, but it wasn't too bad either with Toyota eating a lot of Fujimoto's offense as well as she could. Might have been a bit better if Toyota made Fujimoto work a little harder to hit Toyota with her bigger stuff, but it was fine overall.

NEO 9/26/10 - Yoshiko Tamura vs. Tsukasa Fujimoto
Tamura isn't as nice as Toyota. She makes Tsukasa work much harder to hit her stuff and to make Tamura sell for it. It actually leads to a few decent moments and surprises, but Fujimoto never comes close to victory. Fujimoto has some nice offense, but she looks so damn weak physically in comparison to Tamura. Hopefully she gains a little weight and hits harder in the next few years. Not a bad match, not really a good one either, but it was enough to keep me interested.

SMASH 11/22/10 - Kana & Shuri vs. Kaori Yoneyama & Emi Sakura
The vets were handing Shuri and Kana their asses a majority of this. It was sort of surprising as Kana is usually an ass kicker. Anyways it was a nice uphill fight with plenty of good action and some fun moments like Yoneyama's constant cheap shots on Kana and some of the stuff between Kana and Shuri. Have to say though constantly grinning Emi is really fucking creepy. Anyways, good match. ***1/4

NEO 11/28/10 - Yoshiko Tamura, Hailey Hatred, & Makoto vs Madison Eagles, Sexy Starr, & Cherry Bomb
This was a mixed bag. Sexy Star was bad. She came in at awkward moments and never seemed to quite mesh with anyone. Cherry Bomb came off green here with the last segment between her and Hatred being way to obvious with the cooperation and shot calling. Hatred has been much better than in this so she was also pretty disappointing. Madison easily was the best of gaijin here. She didn't start off too great, but her later stuff with Makoto and Tamura was easily the highlight of match. She really put her size to use and impressed. Match was nothing special overall and could have been much better. I could probably use this being Sexy Star's and Cherry Bomb's first time in Japan as an excuse if it wasn't for the fact that I already know Star isn't too good from what I've seen of her in AAA and if Cherry wasn't so bad against Hailey who seemed be trying to lead her by the hand. Luckily Eagles worked at least half of the match so it wasn't a complete waste.
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Post by: Fanboy on January 20, 2011, 07:17:01 AM
Agree with Eivion about that NEO 6 woman tag being a mixed bag.   I really enjoyed Madison Eagles and some of Makoto's work.  Eagles is very good in the ring, but I'd like it if she upgraded her attire and overall "look", as she looks so indy.  I'm looking forward to the Eagles-Tamura singles match from the J4Hope show if that is ever available.

A lot of Makoto's offense is pretty crummy, but she has wonderful facial expressions and she screams like she's legit scared for her life and makes her opponent come across as just a cruel heartless monster for beating up Makoto.

Sexy Star is awful.  She has the opposite problem of Eagles: great look, completely useless in the ring.  The only notable thing she did was potato Yoshiko (I'm sure she was really amused).  Sexy Star trying to work joshi style with people she probably has a communication problem with is a trainwreck waiting to happen.  She's not even any good at lucha libre even though Mari & Fabi work with her all the time.  No wonder the WWE rejected her-she's not good enough to carry divas and they can find a prettier Latino model type when they decide they want one.

Cherry Bomb wasn't very good either, although I think she's still pretty green.  Heck, the match would have been much better as Tamura/Makoto vs Hailey/Madison.
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Post by: Eivion on January 20, 2011, 08:05:02 AM
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Cherry Bomb wasn't very good either, although I think she's still pretty green.
Unfortunately her profile at Glory says 5 1/2 years.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 20, 2011, 09:51:21 AM
Teh heat between Madison and Hatred made me teh match for me, along with Madison's awesomeness and Tamura wanting to KILL Sexy Star. Makoto's rarely in a match as hard hitting as this which I think is why she only basically used her bicycle kick as it's ehr only real potato cannon move. I also agree about her selling and stuff. Like I was shouting at my computer "NOT EVERY WRESTLER IS AN INSANE APACHE YOU STUPID BITCH" when Sexy wouldn't stop potato kicking Makoto in the jaw.

My constant rib to Madison at shimmer shows is she's egts her attire from teh clearance rack.Sometimes she has two different knee pads.
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Post by: FLIK on January 20, 2011, 10:46:12 AM
19 Pro Online tv thoughts

12-17-2010

(Highlights of 12/11)
Kazumi Shimouma vs Remi Nagano was nothing special
Hamuko Hoshi vs Fujimoto vs Shimouma looked ok enough I guess
Emi/Nanae vs Tamura/Shida 20 min draw looked quite good. If it gets a comm release i'll be on the look out to pick this up.
 
Hikaru Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto vs Makoto & Chii Tomiya
Not digging this one too much, not a huge fan of Chii and there was a bit to much goofiness at the start. Got ok near the end though.

12-31-2010

Hikaru Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto vs Kaori Yoneyama & Sayaka Obihiro
Pretty decent match, really like Shida & Fujimoto as a team.

1-7-2011

(Highlights of 1/4)
Mima Shimoda vs Makoto looked pretty good
Shida/Tsukasa vs Riho/Hikari Minami tag titles was meh but again dug the Shida/Tsukasa team.

Makoto vs Hikaru Shida - Not terrible but nothing memorable. Kinda rushed as they don't get much time and I think Shida works a lot better at this stage as a tag wrestler.

1-14-2011

(1/12 Highlights)
Makoto vs Iida didn't look good at all.
Yoneyama vs Chii, silly happy style wrestling. I'm disapointed Kaori didn't squash her quicker and draged this to 6 mins.
Fujimoto/Emi vs Kayoko Haruyama/Hamuko Hoshi looked decent in a low level house showish sorta way. Emi with the orange mini fro is gonna take some getting used to.
Hikaru Shida vs Sayaka Obihiro - Damn impressive showing from both, not enough that i'd pay to get the comm, only went 8-9 mins but i'd def like to see this in full.

Tsukasa Fujimoto & Mika Iida vs Makoto & Chii Tomiya - Mika dresses like an Ayumi Kurihara clone and steals Tanny Mouse spots, seen like 2 matches of hers and she allready annoys me. Chii's new gear is cool, i'll give her that. Actually liked this a lot despite some flaws, nothing blow away that's must see but good solid stuff. Prob the best feature match to air on 19 Pro that i've seen so far.
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Post by: Eivion on January 20, 2011, 11:10:46 AM
Never been too interested in Chii before, but her new gear makes me want to actually watch her.

I thought Makoto/Iida actually looked ok. I actually thouht Iida looked better than NEO's past rookies. Her wearing Kurihara's old costume is just weird though.

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Post by: luckycleareyes on January 20, 2011, 11:43:11 AM
Iida wearing Ayumi's costume might actually lead to something down the line. Ayumi taught Iida how to throw a dropkick too...

It's also safe to say that Sexy Starr will NEVER be invited back to Japan, at least not by RINGSTARS/S-OVATION.

Not only does she suck in the ring,  she's also a drug addict who basically intentionally botched a move and demanded to be taken to the hospital in an attempt to score painkillers. From what I've been told she literally was having the shakes from opiate withdrawal. The Doctor was like "there's no injury here..." and she was trying to play off that she broke her neck... When you ask people about her in Japan they give the Tengu nose gesture, which means she's a liar.

WWE didn't want her because she has what they call "wellness issues."

Also, knocking out Tamura's tooth is just shitty. These Mexican girls behave poorly often, as I was also told that Sarah Stock tried to shoot on Ayumi when Ayumi was in Mexico. I didn't get the details, but that is a SUPER douche move to pull on Ayumi who is not a shoot fighter by any means.

I'd LOVE for Stock to try that shit with Hiroyo...

Cherry Bomb coming to Japan has a lot to do with the old Makehen boss, who wanted to find a idol wrestler and really wanted to make Alexa Thatcher a big star. When Alexa flushed it all down the toilet they turned to Cherry Bomb. The fans like her look and boobs, but they don't think she's any good in the ring. For somebody wrestling for so long her offense doesn't look like it would break an egg.

I really would like to see her SENDAI match to see if those girls brought anything out in her.

Hailey and Madison are good wrestlers and the fans like them.

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Post by: Eivion on January 20, 2011, 12:10:37 PM
Sarah Stock is Canadian. I'm sort of surprised she would try anything like that though.
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Post by: luckycleareyes on January 20, 2011, 12:16:19 PM
Sarah Stock is Canadian. I'm sort of surprised she would try anything like that though.

Girls can be bitches. I was surprised too though, more that somebody would do that to Ayumi than anything else though.

(when I said "Mexican girls" I was talking about girls wrestling in Mexico, not the nationality.)
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 20, 2011, 12:38:20 PM
Mika Iida looked REALLY good in her match with Misaki. She's really athletic.
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Post by: luckycleareyes on January 20, 2011, 12:43:12 PM
Mika Iida looked REALLY good in her match with Misaki. She's really athletic.

Yeah she has potential, though she's really young and small still.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 20, 2011, 01:00:49 PM
Oh yeah the luchadors are notorious for that shit. April Hunter was talking about this chip they had on their shoulder.

You can see it in full force with teh Apache Sisters
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Melissa killed Faby after Mari killed her though
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Post by: 孤星 on January 20, 2011, 03:36:17 PM
^^Morenos and Apaches work snug no matter who it is but if they've been ear wigged by a promoter who tells them so-and-so is a threat to them they'll shoot. I have a hard time believe Sarah Stock would to it tho but maybe she's completely Mexico acculturated. Lucha has always been rough like that tho. Same for the UK. You have to be prepared for different mindsets and them seeing you as an threat for whatever reason. People shoot on people all the time; pro wrestling isn't the most professional place, these are the facts of this cut throat business. Japanese girls used to shoot on foreigners all the time back in the 70s and 80s and probably in the 90s for the same reasons as well. Rhonda Singh talked about it in one of her last interviews.

Doing better then me.
The last Shimmer show I watched was Vol 24.
Have a lot of the shows after that so i'll catch up some day, just kinda lost interest for a while.



Same here. 30-33 are still sitting in the box they came in. I wanted them so bad then when I got them they took a back seat to my joshi haul.

Mika Iida looked REALLY good in her match with Misaki. She's really athletic.

Yeah she has potential, though she's really young and small still.

Small in height or in weight?
If she gains weight/muscle she won't be as "cute" anymore. the new trend in joshi is to be stick thin to be attractive despite having to take bumps for a living.
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Post by: Eivion on January 20, 2011, 06:00:32 PM
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Same here. 30-33 are still sitting in the box they came in. I wanted them so bad then when I got them they took a back seat to my joshi haul.
Haven't seen 31, but the joshi girl's matches are at least worth checking out for the other three volumes, especially Kurihara vs. Nakagawa.

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Small in height or in weight?
If she gains weight/muscle she won't be as "cute" anymore. the new trend in joshi is to be stick thin to be attractive despite having to take bumps for a living.
Height. About the same size of Nakagawa. She is ok weight wise, looks healthier than Makoto and Fujimoto.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 20, 2011, 07:01:42 PM

Small in height or in weight?
If she gains weight/muscle she won't be as "cute" anymore. the new trend in joshi is to be stick thin to be attractive despite having to take bumps for a living.

Have you seen the current crop? Kana, Ayumi, Hiroyo, Tomoka, ect. are in no way stick thin.
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Post by: 孤星 on January 20, 2011, 08:11:29 PM
But plenty more are (Mio although she gained weight in scummy Mexico her appeal was her thinness, Io attempted thinness but it just wasn't natural to her frame) and a lot of those little Ice Ribbon girls (most notably Tsukasa Fujimoto and while Makoto is heavier when she started she's still skinny). It's like they don't train anyone in eating anymore.
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Post by: Antonio DAMAN on January 21, 2011, 06:48:57 PM
But plenty more are (Mio although she gained weight in scummy Mexico her appeal was her thinness, Io attempted thinness but it just wasn't natural to her frame) and a lot of those little Ice Ribbon girls (most notably Tsukasa Fujimoto and while Makoto is heavier when she started she's still skinny). It's like they don't train anyone in eating anymore.


Fujimoto's actually at a healthy size and weight for her height and age (She's 26, 158cm and 47kg, so 5'2", 103lbs).  The shorter you are, the thinner you're supposed to be, as your body can't handle a ton of extra weight.
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Post by: 孤星 on January 21, 2011, 07:08:14 PM
But plenty more are (Mio although she gained weight in scummy Mexico her appeal was her thinness, Io attempted thinness but it just wasn't natural to her frame) and a lot of those little Ice Ribbon girls (most notably Tsukasa Fujimoto and while Makoto is heavier when she started she's still skinny). It's like they don't train anyone in eating anymore.


Fujimoto's actually at a healthy size and weight for her height and age (She's 26, 158cm and 47kg, so 5'2", 103lbs).  The shorter you are, the thinner you're supposed to be, as your body can't handle a ton of extra weight.

Yeah but generally wrestlers, even female wrestlers put on a bit of weight. The same goes for any kind of contact-endurance athlete. I am at a healthy weight for my height as I am quite short but I am not at a healthy/ideal weight for contact sport or even weight lifting. On the physical level it's to protect you and others from your boney prominences, on a molecular level it's to aid the body in recovery from exertion and in the long run it's better to have some healthy weight(a good mix of fat an muscle makes the body function better) on your bones. Why do you think they'd make wrestlers eat and lift weights at the dojo until they got some padding? It's not just aesthetics. It's the same reason some contact sports have minimum weight requirements.

5'2" 103lbs is really close to being underweight, tho. I'm 4'10" and my nationally recognized healthy weight is 100lbs. Someone that much taller than me should be at least 107lbs.

And yeah the body can handle it, the BMI and the national weight ideals don't make any sense for individuals and definitely don't apply to athletes or anyone with a strenuous occupation.
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Post by: Fanboy on January 23, 2011, 06:15:11 PM
I've been watching some 19Pro.  I like their format, with the clips of the week's action from Ice Ribbon, the studio match, and interviews afterwards.  It's like the J-Pop version of an old-time territory TV studio squash show.

Some comment about wrestlers:
Makoto: I don't like her big boot, but I do like her "W.W", her cartwheel kneedrop move.  It's sort of awkward and gangly and nowhere near as smooth as something like Satomura's somersault kneedrop, but it works for her and looks hurty.  She's gained a little muscle and the others are so small that she looks like freaking Jumbo Hori.

Hikaru Shida: Deceptively strong and I think she's a better long-term prospect than Tsukasa Fujimoto, even though Fujimoto's got the triple titles right now.

Sayaka Obihiro: Probably the best pure athlete in the promotion.  I hope she returns from Hokkaido soon.  I think Emi was smart to have her work a lot of the 19 Pro matches, as she's getting a lot more in-ring match experience than most rookies these days.

Mika Iida: I like her wearing Ayumi's rookie gear.  I think she should be spazzy dropkick girl at this stage until she develops more.  I am happy she's working consistently and not stagnating.  The Tanny Mouse tribute act, eh, someone needs to sit her down and tell her ix-nay on that.

Chii Tomiya: Gear that actually makes her look like an adult (a very small adult) rather than a 10-year old is good and she seems to be much happier.  I think she's got some charisma and could be a decent comedy worker.  She should definitely continue to act like she's getting killed anytime someone hits even the most basic move on her.  I like it when she slugs people in the gut out of nowhere-give her the "Heart Punch" as a finisher since she's too small to be able to hurt anyone without a gimmick. Her match with Yoneyama made Kaori look like Dynamite Kansai or Devil Masami size-wise.
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Post by: saipuro on January 24, 2011, 04:41:35 PM
Sayaka Obihiro: Probably the best pure athlete in the promotion.  I hope she returns from Hokkaido soon.  I think Emi was smart to have her work a lot of the 19 Pro matches, as she's getting a lot more in-ring match experience than most rookies these days.

According to the chatter between Tsukasa Fujimoto, Gentaro, and the other guy on the last ep, Sayaka's supposed to be back sometime this week.  She's apparently in Hokkaido to get her shoulder treated for an injury.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 29, 2011, 03:39:40 PM
I'm through trying to rationalize his thought process, but while Billzero thought CherryBomb was awful..he thought she had the best performance on teh gaijen team.  *give
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Post by: 孤星 on January 29, 2011, 03:58:27 PM
I'm through trying to rationalize his thought process, but while Billzero thought CherryBomb was awful..he thought she had the best performance on teh gaijen team.  *give

Billzero called Meiko fat. "the only way she won the tournament was by being less fat than the other old women" or something like that.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 29, 2011, 03:59:51 PM
It was the truth.......The least fat wrestler, in the case of a draw, advances. Meiko drew with Aja, but was less fat so she advanced. Meiko drew with Nanae, but Meiko was less fat so she advanced...
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Post by: 孤星 on January 29, 2011, 04:19:21 PM
But I don't think of Meiko as fat (Or Nanae or Tamura). They're wrestlers and they have muscles and mass but they're not obese or grotesque or unhealthy. One could even argue that they are more "womanly" and "healthy" than the stick thin ideal of modern joshi(except for Nanae who has pancake ass). It's just derogatory towards the women to say that and it rubs me the wrong way. Plus he said it like Meiko is basically Mil Mascaras; fat, lazy and unwilling to help anyone but herself and I feel the opposite about Meiko.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on January 29, 2011, 04:26:38 PM
I just read the conversation and I completely agree with Bill Zero. It's obvious she just wanted her win back. I don't think it's a vanity promotion since Meiko made a big deal about closing down if no one succeeds her.

And he's not calling them fat, he's saying Meiko weighs less. He likes using jagged words and so do I. It gets us into trouble, but it's just how we talk.
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Post by: 孤星 on January 29, 2011, 04:29:52 PM
You're preaching to the choir on that one.
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Post by: FLIK on January 29, 2011, 10:09:36 PM
More 19 Pro Online tv thoughts

1-21-2010

No Ice Ribbon highlights this week

Hikaru Shida & Mika Iida vs Makoto & Chii Tomiya - Nice follow up to last weeks match. Liked this one a little less but still good stuff. Even Iida & Chii didn't even annoy me as much as usual though they still had their moments.

1-28-2011

Hikaru Shida & Mika Iida vs Makoto & Emi Sakura

Emi's droped the Shiga style mini fro and is now rocking a faux hawk and being anounced as the "Road Warrior". Kind of a disapointing match, not bad but certainly a step down from the previous few weeks. With Emi in thear I thought it would up the quality but she's in full on goof ball, half serious mode here so to me should brought things down. Iida was doing a lot of weird push up counters to holds she was being put in, not sure what to make of it. A lot of rookies through out joshi history have gone through phases of experimenting with goofy offense that they later go on to drop as they mature, hopefully with Iida and girls like Chii, their's is a short phase. Beyond that she was ok here though. Weird comparison but watching Makoto of late i'm getting a late 90's RVD vibe off of her. She can take stuff fine, she has a lot of big cool looking moves but she's not the greatest at creating flow from one sequence to the other and is really lacking in the area of being able to fill time in between her offense so it comes off a bit disjointed. Shida really shined here, easily looked like the best girl in the match and was put over huge with a strong performance. Good ending stretch to this match after taking a while for them to kick it into gear.
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Post by: Fanboy on January 30, 2011, 12:04:22 PM
Thanks for posting the 19 Pro stuff.  I've really totally turned around on Ice Ribbon, as I used to rip on them, but it's a nice promotion now and it's fun to watch these workers develop.  Shida's gonna be seriously good and I find Tomiya to be a total hoot.  I like Mika Iida as spazzy dropkick rookie, which she does early in matches, but when she gets the hot tag later on and goes into Tanny mode, she loses me.  It's really a shame that Obihiro screwed up her shoulder, as I think she's got "it" as well.

Here's some other random stuff I've watched.

GAMI LIBRE 5 (her 20th anniversary show from October, 2009)

JWP Time: GAMI, Mizuki Endo, and Yasha Kurenai vs Command Bolshoi, Hikari Fukuoka, & Sumiko Saito

GAMI's basically the class president of JWP High Class of '89, as she brought back all kinds of people for her show, including getting Hikari, Yasha, and Sumiko to do one-off returns from retirement.  Of course, they showed old pictures and someone's face (presumably pre-mask Bolshoi-I think "Mie Dohiki" from that era of JWP became Bolshoi) was blurred out in each photo. Yasha had been out for 7 years, Hikari about 10, and Saito at least 15 years.  They all looked good; Hikari & Yasha were noticeably slimmer as they had lost muscle since they weren't working out with puroresu in mind anymore.  Sumiko basically limited herself to rookie stuff, which is understandable because she had been out the longest and didn't get all that far past rookie stage in her career.  Oh, and Hikari in particular was amazing; she outwrestled Endo, who is still at least semi-active, albeit mostly as Eiger.  Yasha was grinning ear-to-ear and really wasn't able to come across as the sullen angry ninja that was her basic character.  She didn't spit on anyone either (look up on Youtube to see what happened to her when she spit on Hokuto in 1993).

Lots of comedy, of course.  Bolshoi & GAMI start off and Bolshoi pins GAMI in about a minute before anyone else even tags in.  Hikari, Yasha, and Sumiko are all heartbroken that they didn't get to wrestle and GAMI yells at Bolshoi and restarts the match.  The second fall ends with Hikari doing the infamous moonsault footstomp on GAMI.  There's another restart and GAMI finally gets a pin on Bolshoi.  Everyone poses for photos and the Class of '89 drink tallboy beers backstage.

GAORA 20th Anniversary Superfight, January 24, 2011:

We've got an OZ Academy tag match (with Sendai Girls' ace Meiko Satomura as well) at this special show from JCB Hall.  The first team out, to Kansai's music, is Dynamite Kansai, Chikayo Nagashima, and Carlos Amano.  Their opponents, who each have separate entrances and their own music, is Satomura, Aja Kong, and Mayumi Ozaki, which seems like a team destined to not get along.  KAORU's on commentary, along with some of the AKB48 girls.  I don't speak Japanese, but I'm positive they had no great insight into the ways of joshi puroresu.

The actual match is a typical GAEA/OZ tag sprint with everyone hitting their usual spots.  Ozaki's cheating with the aid of her cronies Mika Nishio & Police and the everpresent chain.  Satomura clearly isn't pleased with weapon usage but dutifully saves Ozaki from getting pinned because she's always a good team player.  Aja, eh, not so much.  The Ozaki-Aja relationship has always run hot and cold and the water is pretty icy today.  Eventually, Aja "accidentally" clobbers Ozaki with an uraken, allowing Nagashima to nail a Fisherman's Buster and claim the win.  Ozaki and Aja bicker afterwards and have to be restrained.  Aja flips Mayumi & gang the bird several times and chucks her can at Police.  This match seems mainly to be setting up a likely 2011 storyline in future OZ episodes invovling Ozaki, Aja, and possibly KAORU and Dynamite.  They are all in their 25th year and OZ Academy's 15th anniversary show is August at Yokohama Bunka Gym.  You gotta figure they'll try to cook up something big.
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Post by: FLIK on February 05, 2011, 02:52:08 PM
http://flikreviews.blogspot.com (http://flikreviews.blogspot.com)

archived all the AJW reviews i've done over the last few months here
will add more stuff eventually when i'm not feeling lazy as fuck...
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Post by: FLIK on February 06, 2011, 12:14:55 AM
Pro Wrestling Revolution 2/5/2011

(Taylor Wilde Retirement Match) Taylor Wilde vs Cheerleader Melissa
Don't usually go to PWR shows but had to see this. They didn't go all out but this was a pretty good match for Taylor to go out on so I was glad I went, they got almost 20 mins. Some cool lucha spots & stuff to start followed by some mat work then a long beat down section by Melissa. Taylor finally made her come back but then lost just as she was getting going after Mel rolled her up out of a victory roll attempt. I'd guess 75% or more of the crowd (around 400 ppl) had no clue who she even was but she still got a nice ovation post match and they were really into things the whole way through.

 


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Post by: 孤星 on February 06, 2011, 02:01:46 PM
I bet more people than that knew who Shantelle was. Before she even got to TNA she used to wrestle in that area.
Cool that they got almost 20 minutes, tho.
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Post by: FLIK on February 06, 2011, 05:02:07 PM
You're confusing her with Melissa, Taylor'd never worked the Nor Cal sceen before last night...
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Post by: JoshiFanficz on February 06, 2011, 05:14:33 PM
You're confusing her with Melissa, Taylor'd never worked the Nor Cal sceen before last night...

But Taylor was a women's champion in the #2 promotion in the US. How would they not recognise her? They would know who Melissa is cause she's a giant in the independent scene, but really? Not Taylor?

On another note, I'm shocked that she retired, but I haven't watched TNA in almost a year, so I'm not completely up to date with everything. Damn shame though, she was great.
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Post by: 孤星 on February 06, 2011, 10:29:29 PM
You're confusing her with Melissa, Taylor'd never worked the Nor Cal sceen before last night...

 I thought Shantelle had worked NorCal pre-implants when she was still based out of Canada. I thought that was where her pics where taken when she first got her Glory Girls profile.
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Post by: FLIK on February 07, 2011, 12:19:21 AM
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But Taylor was a women's champion in the #2 promotion in the US. How would they not recognise her?


 *haha

good one.

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They would know who Melissa is cause she's a giant in the independent scene

Heh, stretching a tad on that even.
Melissa's worked for PWR a bunch in the past, is from San Francisco, whear the show took place and has been a fixture in the Nor Cal indies for the better part of the decade, whatever fame she has out here is all locally based. If you took, I dunno, Daisy Haze or someone who's a "big name" indy girl and has even worked out here before a few times and put her on this show most people wouldn't have knwon her either.

Crowd was largely Mexican fans that came to see the lucha guys (Hijo Del Rey Mysterio, WWE Rey's cousin, was main event) and casual famlies who came because it was a fundraiser for the high school the the show was taking place at. People at the show like me that know of, let alone care that places like Shimmer & TNA and what not even exist were the minority. Hell, with this crowd more people probably knew Melissa from her AAA aperances then her TNA ones.

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On another note, I'm shocked that she retired

Long story short, with her getting cut from WWE developmental and then TNA letting her go she decided to go back to school and make sure she wouldn't have to slum indies for years to get by with no back up plan. In an interview she did she was also open to coming back in a few years if the right offer came along.

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I thought Shantelle had worked NorCal pre-implants when she was still based out of Canada.

Nope, wasn't in Chick Fight or anything else.
Maybe you're thinking of Tiana Ringer then? Even then she was only on 1 or 2 shows out here

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Post by: 孤星 on February 07, 2011, 01:12:32 AM
Nah, I know the difference between Shantelle Taylor and Tiana Ringer.
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Post by: JoshiFanficz on February 07, 2011, 01:30:24 AM
*haha

good one.

Does not compute.
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Post by: 孤星 on February 07, 2011, 04:39:28 AM
As long as you don't like something, it doesn't exist.

Btw, FLIK it's "Daizee" not "Daisy" it hasn't been "Daisy" since her debut.

And I think you're severely underestimating the presence of women in wrestling in cynical fashion vs a factual one. To hear you tell it, no one pays any goddamn attention to the women. If 90% of the audience didn't know who they were the promoters wouldn't have wasted time booking women let alone giving them 20 minutes,  *give
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Post by: FLIK on February 07, 2011, 08:15:27 AM
Heh, people on this board freak out over the stupidest shit.

In the grand scheme of things no one pays attention to anything that isn't local or WWE, women or not. You folk really need to get out of the bubble if you seriously think the stars TNA (#2 by default) or Shimmer or any other high profile indy are nation wide house hold names or some shit. They booked Taylor vs Melissa so they could put it up on clickwrestle and sell to the hardcores online not because they thought it would be a serious draw to your average fan attending a no name local indy in a high school gym in San Francisco.

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Post by: 孤星 on February 07, 2011, 07:29:53 PM
Heh, people on this board freak out over the stupidest shit.

In the grand scheme of things no one pays attention to anything that isn't local or WWE, women or not. You folk really need to get out of the bubble if you seriously think the stars TNA (#2 by default) or Shimmer or any other high profile indy are nation wide house hold names or some shit. They booked Taylor vs Melissa so they could put it up on clickwrestle and sell to the hardcores online not because they thought it would be a serious draw to your average fan attending a no name local indy in a high school gym in San Francisco.



Alright Mr. Negativity. No one's "freaking", it's just that your tone is very condescending and negative. Prowres love, not watch prowres then be incredibly negative about it's meaning and importance.
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Post by: FLIK on February 10, 2011, 12:11:17 PM
If going off on a big tangent because I merely pointed out that most of the crowd at Shantell's retirement match was made up of people not familiar with who she was isn't freaking out then I don't know what is.

But anyways, yeah, moving back on topic


AJW 1/4/1992

- Tomoko Watanabe, Akemi Torisu & Kazue Saito vs Miori Kamiya, Kaoru Ito & Mayuki Yamamoto
Pretty decent young girls match, nothing special but a nice litle 10-12 mins. Lot of back & forth but the Jungle Jack girls mostly dominated until the end. Watanabe goes for a rana on Yamamoto but she falls back causing Tomoko to land on her head but she recovers and turns it into a pin somehow to score the win. Aside from that everyone looked solid for the most part except for Torisu but she wasn't in much.
                                       
- Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda vs Mariko Yoshida & Takako Inoue
Battle of opposing strategies. Takako & Yoshida are all about the fast pace, high flying & double teams. LCO are all about slowing things down, brawling, punchin chicks upside the head, power moves & working holds. LCO-fu wins out for the 1st half of the match, working over Yoshida but TakYo-fu proves to be stronger. They come back, Takako works over work over Mima's leg then they bust out some more high spots & after ping ponging around a bit are eventually able to pick up the win with Yoshida rolling up Shimoda with a tricked out lucha style cradle. Wish it would have gone a couple minutes longer but good stuff.

- Suzuka Minami & Yumiko Hotta vs Sakie Hasegawa & Debie Malenko
This is Debbie & Sakie's 1st time teaming together and the match is built around getting them over as a new team to be reckoned with. Hotta & Suzuka got a lot in and looked strong but Debbie & Sakie were able to controll large portions of the match, using their technique and outsmarting their opponents. They came really close to winning the match and got to look good in defeat, hot crowd was really digging them at the end and thought they might pull it off. No go tonight though as a Hotta spin kick & Suzuka suplex finish off Malenko. Damn good match as these 4's styles blend together really well.

- Bat Yoshinaga & Bull Nakanao vs Aja Kong & Bison Kimura
Aja & Bull shake hands to start. They'd been feuding for around a year and a half at this point and while they still don't exactly like each other, there is respect after all the wars they've had. Of all the various partners Bull has had taking on Jungle Jack, Bat is certainly the weakest. Still Bat's got enough cred that she can play her part well, being just credible enough to be slightly competitive but never leaving you with any doubt over who's eating the pin as Aja squishes her with the back drop. The rest of the time it's your standard Bull vs JJ stuff, they go at it smash mouth, brawling and throwing each other around. Hardly at the top of pile as far as stuff in this feud goes but even their low end matches are still pretty good.

- Manami Toyota vs Toshiyo Yamada
As always, these two go really long when werestling each other. 1st 20 minutes is all mat work, nothing fancy just well worked basics with a few flurries of low level high spots thrown in every few mins. Last 10 things pick up, Yamada really stars laying in the kicks and getting more agressive, Toyota starts upping the pace and trying to use more flying stuff, neither is really going all out though yet. Kinda telegraphs things when 25+ in you're still busting out camel clutches and texas clover leafes. Last 5 minutes sees Toyota playing more the agressor with Yamada almost stalling a little bit, like she's puzzled on how to finish her off so we end up with yet another 30 minute draw between these 2. Toyota quickly appeals for an overtime period and surprisingly gets it. This is when the match really gets good. Toyota finally starts digging deepr into her aresenal of stuff, she bust out a lot of moonsaults, suplexes, some very hurty looking piledrivers and conveys a real sense of desperation. Yamada on the other hand still seems to be in more of a survival mode then in a "win at all cost" mode, still not sure how to finish off her opponent. Time limit runs out again but this is a special night so they're given yet another 5 mins after. Big Toyota chant breaks out as Yamada controlls most of this portion, lots of kicks, suplexes, piledrivers etc... of her own that look like they could finally get her the win she still comes up short. Toyota makes 1 last ditch effort but time runs out again and after 40 total mins things are declared a draw. Not their best work but I really enjoyed this one. This is one of those matches I can readily admit won't be everyone's cup of tea though. The 1st half is really slow but that's a style I dig when done a certain way and I was never bored watching them. The 2nd half has A LOT of sloppy work from Toyota, but I thought her passion and energy made up for it. Watching this I didn't feel like she was a performer in a show failing to properly execute a routine like this was a fucking olympic figure skating show or some shit which is how things come across with so many others. With Toyota it felt more real, like a someone in the fight of their life desperatly throwing out whatever they could think of to earn the win and to me stuff like that is far more important then whether you slip a little bit on the ropes doing a dive or don't hit a move all smooth and flawlessly. So yeah, dug this one a lot.

- (IWA Title) Kyoko Inoue (c) vs Akira Hokuto
They don't go balls to the wall or anything but these 2 on cruise controll is still better then most wrestlers in the world at this time. The build is kind of forgettable but once they go into the near fall stretch it turns into a darn good match. The usual you'd exspect from them with all the big move kickouts and stuff finally ending with Kyoko picking up a kind of screwy win as Hokuto kicked out sort of last second. Not too much else to say about this, just a fun match to end the night. 

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Post by: FLIK on February 11, 2011, 10:04:52 PM
AJW 3/20/1992

- Miori Kamiya & Kaoru Ito vs Etsuko Mita & Shiho Nakamigawa
Majority of this match is Jungle Jack beating up little Shiho in your run of the mill young girl stretching sorta way. Late in the match Mita & Kamiya have a fun little section but for the most part Mita is a non factor in this. Ito goes all spazzy for the finish and in another cool moment but by and large this was a basic forgetable match. Most interesting part about it was Kamiya's spiffy new shinny ass space suit.

- (Vacant AJW Jr. Title) Akemi Torisu vs Yuki Lee
Ah, god bless Torisu, she was such a lovable clutz of a wrestler. Anyways, this goes to a 20 fucking minute draw which the editors clip down to about 3 minutes of footage on a show whear nothing else was clipped. I shudder to think how bad this must have been in full. What was shown highlighed Yuki in controll 90% of the time and she's awarded the title on points or some shit like that.

- Bat Yoshinaga & Tomoko Watanabe vs Yumiko Hotta & Suzuka Minami
Kind of hit me watching this that AJW's tag division was way more stacked around this time then I remember. They probably had a good 7-8 reg teams + a bunch of random make shift temp ones. Anyways, this is essentially a much better version of the match they did in the opener. Hotta & Suzuka largely beat the snot out of Watanabe, giving her a slight bloody nose only for big sister Bat Bat to come in and play wrecking ball later on. And damn, K-Hall loves the hell out of them some Bat Yoshinaga, cheering her on as she stands up to big bully Hotta, throwing some deadly kicks and still standing after Yumiko's. Watanabe gets to come back for a big flurry of offense too but falls short in the end as Suzuka murders her with a powerbomb. Good stuff.

- Akira Hokuto vs Takako Inoue
Watanabe & Bat stay ringside and are working as Hokuto's seconds. Always found the whole Hokuto/Bull dynamic interesting around this time as I don't think Hokuto was ever a member of Bull's Gang or anything but they were still all best buddy buddy for a bit. Match is pretty disapointing. I've rarely gotten to see any matches whear these 2 interact,2 or 3 scattered tags and that's it, never seen a singles and on paper these 2 should work really well together. Instead of a competitive match though, Akira treats her like a joke and largely squashes her in 6 minutes complete with 1 foot pin after the NLB. Not that Hokuto squashes aren't always huge fun but yeah, was hoping for more from this. In a cool moment I didn't know took place on this show, the crowd is all YAY VIOLENCE post match and give Hokuto a big ovation, she then gets on the mic and invites Mita in the ring to pledge her alliegance which leads to the birth of LCO.

- (AJW Tag Titles) Debbie Malenko & Sakie Hasegawa © vs Mariko Yoshida & Mima Shimoda
Weird match. It's heavily played up that Yoshida & Shimoda had been touring Mexico and thus they're all eager to show off their new lucha skills here. Yoshida & Debbie work the opening section and it's a true thing of beauty. All kind of down hill from thear though as this turns into a tale of 2 matches, any time Yoshida but more so Shimoda try and get fancy or creative or whatever and do some kind of overly complicated lucha stuff it goes horrible. Blown spots & awkward moments galore with nothing to cover or make up for it. They even rope Debbie into trying some weird leaping dive late in the match that ends with her just saying fuck this and hoping off the ropes without leaping. The other half of the match is great though, when these 4 just work their regular styles and keep it basic this is a damn good match. Mima & Debbie have some fun sequences in the latter half of the match workign the mat, Sakie & Yoshida work well too. Around the 24-25 min mark Sakie gets the pin reversing a rollup on Yoshida.

- Kyoko Inoue vs Bull Nakano
Kyoko attacks fast, Bull hits her with 1 lariet to shut that shit down and may have 1/2 killed her. Kyoko recovers only to get smashed down again and sent back outside. Bull patiently waits knowing that when she returns she will once agian maul miss Inoue which she procedes to do most viciously for the next 6-7 mins. Kyoko finally catches a lucky break after grabbing Bull's leg and goes into a stretch of working diffrent submission holds, mainly over said leg. Strategy doesn't pay off so well as Bull turns the tables and resumes stretching Kyoko all to hell including the most painful abdominal stretch i've ever seen. Like i'm not exactly sure how she was able to bend her that way. For the rest of the match things pretty much follow that pattern. Bull dominating things only for Kyoko to fight back breifly, usually after captilizing on a missed move by Bull but repeatedly get cut off before she can build any serious momentum. Kind of neat in a way as Bull's work eventually pays off for the finish as Kyoko ends up so beaten up from all the punishment that when she gets put in 1 last submission whear Bull stretches Kyoko's leg over her head like a weird reversed boston crab, Kyoko has no choice but to tap pretty quickly. Definatly not their best match but i've seen them have worse too.

- (3WA vs UWA Tag Titles - 2 out of 3 Falls) Aja Kong & Bison Kimura (3WA) vs Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada (UWA)
Funny moment as Aja makes fun of Toyota & Yamada's pink UWA belts in the pre match promo. 1st Fall follows your basic tag pattern, Yamada & Toyota in controll to start but get cut off by JJ. Long beat down on Yamada then hot tag Toyota who comes in and does a mini controll segment on Bison before kicking things up and finally pinning her with the JOCS. Nothing major stands out, just good solid work. 2nd Fall is awesome stuff as it's all mega pissed off Aja & Bison going for revenge and mega pissed off Aja & Bison is always fun. They turn it into a wild chair swinging, table throwing brawl and continue to dominate the whole way through. Toyota kicks out of a few things and manages to tag in Yamada but she fares no better and gets smashed as well for her efforts. Super Bomb off the top from Aja finishes her off. 3rd Fall is a longer, much better version of the 1st with JJ being more brutal in their continued beat down and Toyota (who now has a bandaged arm) & Yamada trying even more desperatly to fight back. Great near fall stretch as they isolate Aja and throw every suplex, dive, kick and double team they can think of at her but she keeps kicking out or being saved by Bison. They toss in the kitchen sink too and still can't win so they dig deep and result to attempted murder to finish her off. They put Aja up on the top rope and give her a double team back suplex, only instead of guiding her to land on her back they over rotate so she flips entirely over and lands vertically on top of her head like she was taking a pile driver....off the top rope and fuck, if that can't get the win nothing would have but Yamada covers and we've got new tag champs. Mega celebration time, crowd goes insane, Yamada looks like this is the happiest day of her life. Aja wakes up from her coma a few minutes later and goes batshit on all of them, she screams on the mic, grabs the 1 of the tag belts, attempts to smash it apart on the ring anouncers table then goes into the crowd, rips a piece off and tosses it down. Continues going on a rampage through out the building, tossing chairs and sending fans fleeing while Bison just kind of calmly follows suit all depressed over the loss. Aja gets back in and tries to take out Yamada & Toyota with a chair 1 last time but she's finally drug away by like 7 or 8 people still kicking & screaming. Great match.
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Post by: Eivion on February 14, 2011, 01:27:02 AM
19 Pro - Hikaru Shida vs. Chii Tomiya
This turned out pretty decent as it went on with Tomiya displaying some ok arm work on Shida and taking a decent beating from her later on. A welcome change form the usual Tomiya goofiness which was way down in this one.

NEO 10/11/10 - Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misaki Ohata vs. Hikaru Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto
Not the most fluid and bit too lighthearted for my tastes. Did get better by the end though with cool spot or two before it was over.

NEO 10/11/10 - Mima Shimoda, Cherry, & Basara vs. Kyoko Kimura, Hailey Hatred, & Cherry Bomb
Nothing special though it had the occasional decent action. Kimura didn't look too good here, just felt a bit off several times save the end where she had two nice big boots. Cherry Bomb looked so much better here than she did in the November tag. Her vs. Cherry was probably the highlight, especially with both claiming to be the real Cherry Bomb. It honestly confuses me how she managed suck so much there while looking so capable here. Anyways ok match.

NEO 10/11/10 - Nagisa Nozaki vs. Meiko Satomura
Mostly Nagisa taking a beating from Meiko though she managed to get in the occasional decent shot. Pretty decent to be honest though I can't see Nozaki lasting more than a few months in Diana when they start up. She really is trying her damnedest to wrestle with one arm, and its clearly hurting her ability to move somewhat as she isn't putting full power into anything. Oddly enough though she is still showing herself to be a much better wrestler than she was before her injury. I really do hope she somehow manages to endure and improve over time.
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Post by: Eivion on February 15, 2011, 12:58:36 AM
NEO 11/6/10 - Nanae Takahashi & Toshie Uematsu vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misaki Ohata
Plenty of decent action with a lot cool moments. One of the few times I 3S felt like a real team to me as well with their timing and double teams. Very Solid. ***

NEO 11/6/10, NWA Women's Pacific Title & NEO Singles Title, Street Fight - Yoshiko Tamura (c) vs. Kyoko Kimura
Chains, chairs, tables, barbwire, barbed wired boards, and light tubes yet somehow this still left me feeling pretty damn indifferent. Had plenty of brawling and a decent amount of time spent in the ring, but nothing ever quite came together in manner that excited me. They just didn't build a particularly interesting match. Pretty damn disappointing considering whose involved.
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Post by: JoshiFanficz on February 15, 2011, 01:30:55 AM
NEO 11/6/10, NWA Women's Pacific Title & NEO Singles Title, Street Fight - Yoshiko Tamura (c) vs. Kyoko Kimura
Chains, chairs, tables, barbwire, barbed wired boards, and light tubes yet somehow this still left me feeling pretty damn indifferent. Had plenty of brawling and a decent amount of time spent in the ring, but nothing ever quite came together in manner that excited me. They just didn't build a particularly interesting match. Pretty damn disappointing considering whose involved.

I've seen the clip where Tamura performed probably the worst Mt. Cook ever to Kimura onto a lighttube. She could've killed her.
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Post by: luckycleareyes on February 15, 2011, 12:54:11 PM
NEO 11/6/10, NWA Women's Pacific Title & NEO Singles Title, Street Fight - Yoshiko Tamura (c) vs. Kyoko Kimura
Chains, chairs, tables, barbwire, barbed wired boards, and light tubes yet somehow this still left me feeling pretty damn indifferent. Had plenty of brawling and a decent amount of time spent in the ring, but nothing ever quite came together in manner that excited me. They just didn't build a particularly interesting match. Pretty damn disappointing considering whose involved.

I've seen the clip where Tamura performed probably the worst Mt. Cook ever to Kimura onto a lighttube. She could've killed her.

You should see the Hurricane Driver (Fire Thunder Driver) she gives Kimura off the bleachers through a table...DANGEROUS!!!!!
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Post by: Eivion on February 16, 2011, 12:31:12 AM
The Fire Thunder through the table was much worse than the Mt. Cook which Tamura fucked up badly landing all of her own ass in the light tubes. In honest truth the way she fucked it up on Kimura at the end is much safer than the usual Mt. Cook.

SMASH 12/24/10 - Toshie Uematsu, Tomoka Nakagawa, & Cherry vs Hikaru Shida, Tsukasa Fujimoto & Sayaka Obihiro
Didn't start off too strong, but it got better as the match went on with a fair share of decent action and everyone getting some decent time in the ring to show their stuff. Decent match.

SMASH 12/24/10 - KUSHIDA, Chii Tomiya, & Hikari Minami vs. Isami Kodaka, Yusuke Kodama, & Makoto
Played completely serious with everyone getting some decent ring time. Decent enough match. First time seeing Kodama, seems ok, but nothing special. Pretty sure I have seen at least one Minami match before, but I honestly don't recall when, what, or where. Whatever the case I demand to see more of her. Her springboard moves are impressive and she is much more fluid than many of the other Ice Ribbons girls.

SMASH 12/24/10, JWP Openweight Title - Kaori Yoneyama (c) vs Shuri
Decent action with Shuri getting in plenty of offense having several close attempts at victory. Have to say though it was a little on the short side, and Shuri had some problems with her selling. She over does it with the exhaustion to the point where it kills a bit of the drama. There was a particular moment towards the end of the match where the crowd totally could have bought into the idea of her winning, but she killed a lot of the momentum by taking too long to make the cover just slowing dragging herself across the ring. I can see why she thought it was a nice idea, but in a sub-fifteen minute match its completely unbelievable that she would be in that bad of shape. Despite my complaint this was pretty decent.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on February 16, 2011, 01:14:07 AM
I prefer selling like that. I prefer big selling than to little selling no matter how long the match. I mean if it was 5 minutes, that'd be one thing, but they got a good 15 minutes so I bought it.

Hikari Minami is....well...I dunno if you'd like her or not...her moves are great but she kinda sucks....and I say that as a HUGE fan of hers..like she's my favorite in all of Ice Ribbon, but she can kinda suddenly become retarded...like forgetting that she's supposed to stay in the corner mid double springboard so she drops down and then starts selling....or taking 5 minutes to remember how to do a Muta Lock...I love it and think it's adorable, but for a serious prowres fan, it'll most likely get old fast.....
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Post by: Eivion on February 16, 2011, 02:05:01 AM
They got less than 12 minutes and it killed a lot of the drama for that particular moment. I like good selling, but that just wasn't it. She needs to learn proper moderation.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on February 16, 2011, 08:35:16 AM
I thought it increased it. Especially with Tajiri and co screaming at her to go make the pincover. Syuri does it a lot, so it's a bit more expected. Like at SMASH 10 she was doing it, so Kana just grabbed her and threw her at Emi.
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Post by: Eivion on February 16, 2011, 10:14:36 AM
The crowd was molten and pretty much died down because she took too long. If it does it for you, good, but for most it just didn't work with that moment in the title match.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on February 16, 2011, 01:27:07 PM
I may have to rewatch it. They may have died because they knew with her selling like that, they were setting up a false finish.
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Post by: JoshiFanficz on February 16, 2011, 05:09:56 PM
WWE Monday Night RAW
14/02/11


John Cena vs CM Punk: Decent match with some good action from both men. Cena may get a lot of shit but he's pretty decent in the ring and uses the WWE style well.

WWE Divas Championship - Eve (c) vs Natalya: Pretty decent match. Natalya is pretty capable of carrying most of the models and unlike most of them, Eve is capable doing stuff without tripping over her own limbs. The apron dive she did to the other divas was pretty good too. Match ends awkwardly as Eve counters a La Magistral into a wierd pin.

The Miz vs Daniel Bryan: So fucking good. Miz took a lot sick bumps from a running knee off the apron, to a Toyota-esque missle kick. And the neckbreaker of the apron Bryan took looked like death. Really good action all alround and Miz has gotten a lot better since I last saw his work. And while he does have a crappy finisher, he seems to do a good job of making it impactful.

John Morrison & R-Truth vs Otunga & Mcgillicutty: Okay tag match that lasted for a few minutes. It was entertaining to see Morrison being all stiff and agressive intead of the spot monkey I'm used to seeing.

Randy Orton vs Sheamus: It was okay, nothing special.

BTW, who was that woman who got out of the limo?
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Post by: Eivion on February 25, 2011, 04:19:55 PM
19 Pro - Hikaru Shida vs. Remi Nagano
Exhibition for a rookie I can only assume they plan to debut sometime soon. Nagano wasn't too bad. She had decent energy and didn't seem to have the usual amount of greenness other Ice Ribbon rookies have had.

19 Pro - Emi Sakura and Chii Tomiya vs. Tsukasa Fujimoto & Moch Miyagi
First time seeing Miyagi. I guess she is the heaviest of the Ice Ribbon girls since she likes to throw her weight around. Didn't look too bad though there was a moment or two that was a bit too silly for me with her. Everyone else looked nice and relatively fluid compared to the norm. Sakura being involved probably helps, but you can see a continuing improvement in both Tomiya and Fujimoto. In another year or two they might be on the same level as other young joshi wrestlers like Kurihara and co.
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Post by: Sabrina the Teenage Cracker on February 27, 2011, 10:12:09 AM
Jumbo Tsuruta vs Misawa Mitsuharu (June 8th)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs Misawa Mitsuharu (Sept 1st)

Everything was so perfect and the story was so universal. Jumbo fighting for his place in the world, and Misawa fighting for the respect of his generation. I'm not a fan of Misawa, but the way they worked this match caused me to do somethign I've only done in maybe 5 matches....I turned into a screaming old grandma shouting at my screen HE FUCKED UP, GET HIM MISAWA! GET THE TIGER DRIVER NO NO NOT THE BRAINBUSTER, IT MAY NOT WIN IT! THE TIGER DRIVER PLEASE!!! The second match was even more layered in that both were completely sympathetic because they both had so much to lose. Misawa losing meant his win could have been seen as a fluke and his whole generation kinda goes back down a few steps. Jumbo losing here cements he has to step down as active ace and his generation is no longer the bosses of AJPW. In the tags between these matches you can see Jumbo having no idea how to handle Misawa. Misawa has that psychological edge over him and has an answer for everything he does. You can see Jumbo showing flickers of pure rage in these tags that have to be doused by Kawada/Kobashi/Kikuchi. So when he finally erupts here, there's no one to stop him an he obliterates Misawa. Misawa as the ace finds a way to fight back and they create a great finishing stretch. And once again I turned into that screaming old grandma shouting MISAWA GET UP GET UP FASTER YOU GOT HIM, JUST GET BACK ON HIM AND YOU CAN WIN! Absolutely enthralling stuff.
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Post by: 孤星 on February 27, 2011, 04:00:55 PM
The crowd was molten and pretty much died down because she took too long. If it does it for you, good, but for most it just didn't work with that moment in the title match.

Just watched that match and I have to agree. It's a common mistake with newer wrestlers (the crowd goes from "rawwrrr" to dead silent), timing takes awhile to master. Some people have a pretty good knack for it right from the get-go, tho.
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Post by: Eivion on March 04, 2011, 08:12:22 PM
19 Pro 3/4/11 - Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Remi Nagano
Not the most fluid, but an ok exhibition that gives a decent enough idea of where Nagano is as wrestler right now.

19 Pro 3/4/11 - Emi Sakura & Chii Tomiya vs. Makoto & Mochi Miyagi
Ok enough whenever they dropped the silliness. Miyagi isn't too good right now, but I think I will warm up to her as she continues to develop. When she isn't doing her goofy belly bits she shows potential to become a decent power worker which Ice Ribbon lacks.
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Post by: FLIK on March 08, 2011, 04:33:05 PM
AJW 4/25/1992

- Yumiko Hotta, Suzuka Minami & Mima Shimoda vs Miori Kamiya, Kaoru Ito & Tomoko Watanabe
Just your standard AJW 6 woman for the time. Nothing special but decent while it lasted. Notable mainly because you had Watanabe from Bull's gang teaming with Jungle Jack girls Ito & Kamiya, the 1st time we've had a combo like this that I know of shince that feud becan in 1990. They don't really play off their history though. Ito & Kamiya work well together and Watanabe kind of just comes in here and thear to do her own thing seperatly but that's it and she proves to be the weak link as Hotta & Suzuka finish her off with a cool double team powerbomb elmbow combo.

- (3WA Martial Arts Title Match) Bat Yoshinaga © vs Akemi Torisu
1 year later it's the rematch of my favorite kickboxing match in AJW history. This doesn't quite deliver in the same way or live up to the hopes I had but it was still enjoyable. Akemi shows she's learned nothing over the past year, she still swings wildly with no technique or strategy other then "swing or die". Like the last match, Bat just toyed with her and got in far more shots. She didn't knock her down as much so atleast Torisu's chin has gotten stronger but she still bloodied her up, leaving no doubt who the winner would be. The only time Bat was ever in trouble was when she decided to get cutesy and threw these crazy ass spin kicks which looked cool but had no chance of actually connecting. Torisu would pounce with Bat down, getting in a few good shots but every time Bat would just get back up, looking pissed and taking back over. Match goes the distance, Bat via judges decision.

- (AJ Tag Title Match) Debbie Malenko & Sakie Hasegawa © vs Takako Inoue & Mariko Yoshida
Yoshida back again, this time with regular tag partner Takako to go after the tag belts they lost to Sakie & Debbie a few months earlier.
Shit's on to start as things turn into a brawl outside the ring and Yoshida & Inoue go to town on Sakie which is the story of the 1st half of this match. Debbie would get in ocasionally and clean house and Sakie got her licks in too but largely this was Inoue & Yoshida dominating early on. They came in to this match working a lot more aggresively then they have in the past and it paid off quite well for them. There was still a lot of the usual you'd exspect, lots of matwork and submissions and suplexes and all that but they also weren't afraid to just straight up smack someone in the head either. Tak & Deb particularly had a brutal exchange, just wailing on each other mid match. 2nd half turns into really great sprint with everyone busting out their big moves and going all out, my fav spots being Debbie hitting a sweet overhead belly to belly suplex off the top rope and Takako & Yoshida wiping out Sakie with stereo suicide dives. End comes when they hit Sakie with a double team DDT off the top which leads to one of those weird "they forgot to kick out" moments whear the ref just stops at 2 because that wasn't the planed finish but they cover for it nicely and Takako hits her with her shoulder backdrop suplex to regain the titles. Screwy ending aside, this was a great match. One of my favorites of the year so far.

- (IWA World Women’s Title Match) Kyoko Inoue © vs Manami Toyota
Whenever a lot of people talk about this feud it gets brought up how similar their styles are. I thought the story of this match was a good example of how diffrent they can be as well. Toyota when on offense just went a million miles an hour most of the time, hurling whatever attack she can think of off the top of her head at Kyoko. Inoue on the other hand seemed to put a lot more thought into what she was doing, she'd match Toyota speed for speed but often it was done more to outsmart her or to take advantage of one of Toyota's mistakes. Toyota would go for a dive, miss & Kyoko would hit one of her own or Toyota would go for something else and Kyoko would quickly counter or move out of the way, stuff like that. And when she wasn't doing that, Kyoko put a lot more effort into other attacks like using various holds to wear down Toyota. Toyota for her part does a good job of selling it all too and putting over the fatigue as the match goes on and when on offense she hits all her big moves perfectly on this night. Final stretch sees all the usual near falls you'd exspect plus a few you wouldn't with Kyoko using a lot of stuff she normally doesn't like choke slams to try and get the win. In the end though it's Toyota who outsmarts her and hits her with the JOCS out of nowhear to pick up the win and the title. Really great match, one of the better ones in the feud.

- (All Pacific Title Match) Bison Kimura © vs Toshiyo Yamada
War to start as they just stiff the heck out of each other. Yamada tries to take it to the mat soon after but Bison is having none of that, prefering to wrap her hands around Yamada's thorat and stomp her head in for a while. Yamada gets sick of that and fires back w kicks of her own and then is more succesful on her 2nd try to work the ground game. She goes after Bison's leg and then it turns into them taking turns stretching each other for a bit. Yamada again gets the advantage and alternates between more mat work and punting the bejesus out of Bison. Match ends like it started, as a fucking war and devolves into a battle of Chop vs Kick with Bison going nuts and winning out in the end after getting Yamada down and hitting a discus dive head butt off the top. Another great match.

- (3WA Title Match) Bull Nakano © vs Aja Kong
Their underlings may be getting along but these 2 certainly still aren't as Aja's in a surly mood before the match even starts. She gets on the mic and essentially tells Bull "bitch, you die tonight". Battle of the monsters to start, lariet, no sell, running smash, no sell, Aja with the bad ass standing drop kicks to get the advantage. 1 min into this and Bull is allready bleeding. Aja takes the fight into the crowd and starts hurlying rows of chairs at her head then leaves her for dead thear, heading back to the ring. Bull slowly returns, dripping blood and holding her eye. Aja works over the cut some more, punching, biting and headbutting away. Bull has a lot harder time fighting back then usual tonight. This isn't the first time she's been beaten down but usually all it takes is 1 lariet and she can turn things in her favor, here she has to put a lot more effort into it. Perhaps a sign she's begining to weaken, perhaps a sign Aja's growing stronger, perhaps neither or both. When she does finally pull it off she goes for revenge, taking things back out into the crowd and busting Aja open with chair shots of her own. Aja starts swinging wildly but Bull quickly shuts that down and continues her beat down until Aja grabs her can. Ref won't count so Aja starts spamming urakens and taking a page out of Yamada's book and punting the snot out of Bull every time she goes down from one. Each time Bull gets up a little bit slower but won't stay down. Bull hits another lariat followed by a suplex and then the big leg drop but Aja kicks out. Megadeath flipping leg drop misses and Aja hits a top rope plancha to the outside. Back in Aja's back drop smash off the top gets 2 and Bull comes back with a suicide dive to the outside. Bull again hits the Megadeath but this time Aja kicks out, the 1st time that's ever happened I believe and Bull just has this awesome "oh shit what do I do now" look on her face. She digs deep and bust out the moonsault to finally survive this match and come out the victor. Aja is carried out to the back post match and Bull can't leave under her own power either. In the back Watanabe has to hold her up during the post match promo whear she's in near tears. Certainly bot the best match these 2 have had, a little slower then i'd have liked at times but yeah, this was still awesome.
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Post by: FLIK on March 13, 2011, 08:49:11 AM
AJW 4/29/1992

- (Vacant All Japan Junior Title) Saemi Numata vs Akemi Torisu
So 2 days after winning the title last month, Yuki Lee would vacate thus leading to another decicion match here. Only around 90 seconds of highlights. You don't really WANT to see Numatchi vs Akemi Torisu fight it out for any length of time but what was shown didn't look like the worst match ever either. Torisu mainly dominated in what was shown and won pretty easyily, forcing Numata down with one of those semi shoot looking pins the Zenjo rookies sometimes did.

- Kaoru Ito vs Miori Kamiya
One of those matches designed to show how much the lower ranked wrestler has grown. They clipped this up but what aired largely had Ito in controll, stomping down Kamiya & stretching her on the mat. It wasn't until she made 1 mistake and got outsmarted that she ended up on the losing end after Kamiya gets her with a kick in the ass followed by a German. Probably really in good in full i'd imagine but we only got a few mins.

- Bat Yoshinaga & Tomoko Watanabe vs Mima Shimoda & Suzuka Minami
Again clipped to just a couple of minutes. Funny moment as everyone gets crossed up, not knowing whear to go during a dive train sequence near the end, other then that just your standard, decent tag from the looks of things. Shimoda over Watanabe with the Superfly splash.

- (All Japan Title) Takako Inoue (c) vs Mariko Yoshida
Basic stuff to start but things really get going a few around the half way mark when Takako takes over and gos after Yoshida's leg. Nothing fancy but Yoshida puts it over like a champ and makes it seem like she's in the fight of her life. Tide gets turned when she and Yoshida returns the favor and starts going after Takako's leg all the while still selling her own from earlier. Cool moment as they go into the stands, Takako ends up on the floor clutching her knee and Yoshida hobbles over and just casually tosses a chair straight at her head. Turns into a  battle of who can break who's leg for a while longer with Takako taking back over. Near the end they go into a little bit of "ow i'm hurt except when i'm doing this move, ok now i'm hurt again" type selling, especially Yoshida but it's not overly excessive and they both continue to put over the leg work strong with Inoue getting some nice near falls off flash submission attempts. Yoshida finally comes out on top though, after a double underhook superplex off the top nearly droping Takako on her head. Damn good match.

- Debbie Malenko & Sakie Hasegawa vs Bison Kimura & Aja Kong
Not quite a glorified squash but almost. Jungle Jack probably take about 80% of this and it's not until half way through that Sakie & Deb get any major offense in on them. Along the way, Sakie ends up having to get her ribs taped up which makes for some cool dramatic moments watching her claw and fight her way through the pain. At one point she goes nuts, getting ahold of Bison's night stick and swings away at Aja but it has little effect and the beat down continues. Aja repays her with some nasty trash can shots for her trouble. Her & Debbie make one last ditch effort but like all their previous attempts it's cut off before it ever reallyg gets going and Sakie falls to Aja after a brutal looking choke slam. Not as competitive as i'd have liked but hey, Jungle Jack beat downs are never not fun and this was no exception so I enjoyed this.

- Kyoko Inoue & Yumiko Hotta vs Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada
Total sprint style match with too many highlights to really single anything out. Hotta & Kyoko made for a good team considering they hadn't really taged that much previously. Of Course it helped that these 4 have all worked together a million times so you know what to exspect. Yamada picks up the win over Hotta after a diving kick upside the noggin. Good stuff
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Post by: FLIK on March 13, 2011, 04:36:28 PM
AJW 5/24/1992

- Kaoru Ito & Chikako Hasegawa vs Tomoko Watanabe & Akemi Torisu
The future Chikako Shiratori making tape for the 1st time. Quite the start as she does a ridiculously silly & pointless forward roll as soon as the bell starts only to get up and hit a weak looking elbow smash on Akemi who just shrugs it off and then beats her up with her devestating array of shoulder blocks. Chikako actually looked pretty decent for a rookie but most of the match mostly follows the pattern of being pretty boring & basic whenever the 2 younger girls are in but really fun whenever Ito & Watanabe are going at it. Ito especially brings life to this match as she's just a ball of energy here bouncing around all over. They go a little too long but eh, kids gotta learn somehow I suppose. Ito picks up the win over Watanabe with the top rope footstomp, 1 of the 1st times I can remember her wining a match with that move.

- Suzuka Manami vs Miori Kamiya
Old school, throw back kind of match. Lots of traditional pro wres mat work, Kamiya works over the arm while Suzuka goes after the leg & back and in the middle of it all they take turns smashing each others heads in with chairs just to mix it up. Fun home stretch as they kick up the pace with lot power stuff and going back and forth with roll ups ending with Suzuka getting the upper hand with the leg roll clutch. Really enjoyed this a lot.

- Bat Yoshinaga vs Yumiko Hotta 
Always a fun pairing and they put on a really kick ass match here. All about them throwing 9 million kicks at each othe mixed in with a few stiff ass punches and elbows. Bat proved to be the more versitile of the 2 actually though and busted out a lot more varied offense, some of which was shitty like nerve holds and biting but she also did some pretty cool stuff too like flying dives off the top. In general she was by far the star of the match. Like their match in March she gets a lot out of standing up to Hotta's tough girl bully act. Then after establishing she's no longer a push over like she was in their 91 singles match, Bat controlls a lot of the middle portion befor going on to get a lot of close near falls at the end. Real stand out performance for her tonight. Of course Hotta's still the bigger star though and there was to be no upset tonight as she gets the win after cutting Bat off with an elbow and followed by Tiger Driver.

- Takako Inoue & Cynthia Moreno vs Debbie Malenko & Mima Shimoda
They have Debbie cutting promos in broken Japanese now instead of English, Boo. Her & Mima rocking the matching pink & black, Yay. Good to have a Moreno back for the 1st time in over 6 months even if I would rather have had it be Esther. Pretty good match though nothing special. Unlike a lot of times when the Moreno's or some of the other Mexican talent are in, they make her adapt more to their style rather then the other way around. She gets in a few traditional lucha high spots and stuff but nothing major. Probably for the best given who her opponents were tonight as lucha wasn't exactly Debbie's specialty and while Mima was usually game for going down that road she wasn't exactly the best at it either. Instead they largely work this as a mid range joshi workrate match which doesn't make for the best use of everyone's talents but makes for the best possible match chemistry wise between them as they're all atleast good, though not always great at that style. Ironically it's the two native girls who have the worst chemistry as Mima & Takako have a really sloppy sequence late in the match, most of which the blame falls on Mima's shoulders. Tak & Deb who work much better together do some cool stuff for the finish, including Debbie again busting out the sick overhead superplex. Match ends on a little bit of bad note as Takako drops her when trying to do her own shoulder suplex finish but she covers nicely, looks at the crowd and shrugs then goes "fuck it 1 more time" and the crowd responds "YEAH WHOOO" and she hits it cleanly this time for the win.

- Kyoko Inoue & Mariko Yoshida vs Manami Toyota & Sakie Hasegawa
Sakie in to start, still bandaged up from last month but Kyoko tells her to buzz off and calls out Toyota. They do some cool mirror spots & fast paced counters before tagging out to Sakie & Yoshida. Those 2 slow it down a little as Sakie goes after Yoshida's bandaged up arm for a while. Toyota tags in and is like nah to all that, prefering to spaz out on Yoshida with a million drop kicks. Things slow down again with Sakie back in and Yoshida tagging out to Kyoko. Inoue goes to work on her leg and Yoshida tags back in smelling blood and ties Sakie up in a million diffrent knots and then they switch to working over her back. Toyota taged in and once again says "fuck all this shit" more or less forcing the match to become a sprint again. For exactly 1 second was getting a little pissed at her for refusing to work anything but her style here but then the match gets AWESOME and all is forgiven because as far as crazy sprints go this was some top level shit. Just everyone clicking 100%, hitting everything cleanly. Toyota actually ended up being outshone by the other 3 in this match too. Kyoko was her usual great self of course but the real stars of this were Sakie & Yoshida. Both against each other and against Toyota or Inoue who actually didn't even interract that much in this match. Sakie was on point with all her spin kicks (a rarity), nearly taking Yoshida's head off a couple of times and her & Toyota were hitting some cool double team stuff. Yoshida was busting out all kinds of crazy dives and high spots and was mega insane over with the K-hall crowd. Lots of nutty near falls like you'd exspect for the finish and it ends with Yoshida hitting a monkey flip off the top rope on Sakie who then gets pinned after the Niagra Driver from Inoue. Huge Kyoko & Yoshida chants post match and they both get on the mic to talk shit afterwards on Toyota who looks quite pissed. Don't know if i'd put this ahead of Aja vs Bull but at worst this is the 2nd best match of the year up to this point.

- (CMLL Women's Title) Bull Nakano (c) vs Toshiyo Yamada
Always thought it was a shame Yamada never got a 3WA singles title match in her career, not that she should have won it but she would have been a great challenger. This is the next best thing I guess. Yamada waste no time going after Bull and decides she wants to employ the stategy of punching her square in the jaw and kicking her teeth in. Not always the wisest move when dealing with Bull but it works here or atleast it does for a while. Much like she did vs Bison the month before, once Yamada has her opponent down she then tries to follow it up with wear down holds but it has little effect here on Bull. Once she regains her composure Bull procedes to just have her way with poor Yamada for quite a while, torturing her real slow and painfull like. It's not until Bull takes the fight to the outside and then leaves her thear (side tangent - i've noticed this a lot in AJW matches around this time, no clue what the thinking is behind it) that Yamada can take a breather. She comes back in pissed off and swinging for the fences with strikes and then has more success working the submission game as Bull starts screaming in pain. Once out of it Yamada eats a lariet for her troubles and then the big leg drop. She survives though and kicks out at 2. Yamada with a big flurry of diving kicks but can't get the win. Yamada eats more lariets, gets sent outside, Bull with the bad ass suicide dive wiping out a million people on her way down. Few minutes later a 2nd leg drop gets her the V. Best I can tell this was the only time these 2 wrestled 1 on 1 which sucks. Not the best match ever but this was really good match and if they worked together more often i'm sure they could have had some great ones.

- Aja Kong & Bison Kimura vs Akira Hokuto & Etsuko Mita
AKIRA & MITA back from Mexico whear they picked up new gear, wicked tans and the name Las Cachorras Orientales which their debuting in Japan for the 1st time. Pre match promo Aja is not impressed and I believe says something along the lines of "so what those idiots went to Mexico, they didn't bring me back any Tacos, fuck them". Hot start for LCO but doesn't last long as JJ isolate Mita and dominate for a while. Hokuto saves the day in full on Dangerous Queen bitch heel mode. Ripping eyes, stomping faces, droping fools on their heads and the like. JJ again prove too strong though and Hokuto & Mita take turns getting beat down for a while. LCO decide to switch up and use more of their speed game, a strategy that works a lot better as they outsmart Aja & Bison. In a cool sequence for the finish, Hokuto almost ends up getting the win over Hokuto only for Aja to break things up. Mita takes her out with a piledriver on the floor and it becomes 2 on 1 in favor of LCO. Giant whacky cross armed, northern lights suplex from Mita can't get the win, Hokuto takes another turn beating on Bison and still can't put her away. Aja rises from the fucking dead like a zombie then starts wrecking shit up like a zombie from hell with rocket boots and a chain saw, collecting souls, going for brains and destroying all in it's path. Takes Ms. MITA's head off with a uraken which doesn't get her the win but does knock her silly enough that she can't take the finish properly. Mita sluggishly ducks a clothesline which screws up the timing of Hokuto trying to hit Jungle Jack with a plancha. Bison chops her ass on the way down for trying, taking her out of the picture. Aja drags Mita up to the top to hit her back drop splash but Mita just kinda falls over slipping down on Aja's back. Like Takako earlier Aja covers well enough though and a moment later they repeat it again and i'd say Aja killed her with it but Mita was allrady dead by then so this really was more like kicking a dead puppy for fun and profit. Screwey ending aside, this was a great match, just a shade under Toyota/Sakie vs Kyoko/Yoshida from earlier. Seriously thought LCO were going to win this at times and it did a good job of showing how much Mita had grown as she held her own getting to hang with and look strong against main event level talent for the 1st time in her career. Aja talks more shit post match saying I believe "screw Mexico, Japan #1, Jungle Jack #1, mwahahahaha bitches"
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Post by: JoshiFanficz on March 14, 2011, 09:51:16 PM
JWP "Pure Slam 2010" 18/07/10

Moon Mizuki Debut Match: Moon Mizuki vs Hikari Minami (Ice Ribbon): A decent debut for Mizuki. Her pinning clutches looked alright, and I think she has potential. I'd rather watch this match ten times over than one of AJW's rookie matches. * 1/2

Command Bolshoi vs Emi Sakura (Ice Ribbon): I was a little disappointed that they went for a more comedic style match but the antics were chuckle worthy and the sequence towards the end was fun to watch. **

Kayoko Haruyama, Tsubasa Kuragaki, Keito & Megumi Yabushita vs Kaoru Ito, Ayako Sato, Hanako Kobayashi & Tomoko Morii (Ito Dojo) Ugh. What a mess this match was. It was basically all of them except for two huddling in the corner while the remaining two trade moves back and forth. And Ito did the impossible, making Haruyama and Kuragaki look like awful wrestlers. *

Leon vs Aja Kong (Oz Academy): Pretty ok match. Leon hit all of her moves cleanly and surprisingly was on offence for majority of the time. She is clearly one of the best going on the Joshi scene today and I hope she gets her due soon. She would be a worthy person to take the belt off of Yoneyama. ** 1/2

JWP TAG TEAM TITLE & DAILY SPORTS WOMEN'S TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: Toshie Uematsu & KAZUKI (c) vs Ran Yu Yu & Sachie Abe: Decent match but nothing special. Uematsu and Yu Yu didn't seem to be 100% motivated in this match, while KAZUKI and Abe were busting their asses. Abe perfomed the best out of everyone. With the kind of thing they were going for in this match this one went a bit too long for my tastes and would've prefered more of a sprint match. ** 1/2

JWP OPENWEIGHT TITLE vs HAIR MATCH: Nanae Takahashi (c) vs Kaori Yoneyama: Great match. First 5 minutes were slow but once the action spilled outside it was all uphill from there. Good amount of offense from both women and alot the reversals were sick. Great way to end the night considering the stuff before was a bit lackluster. *** 1/2
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Post by: Eivion on March 16, 2011, 01:20:20 AM
Kana Pro 4/29/10 - Kengo Mashimo & Yujiro Yamamoto vs. Hikaru Sato & Katsumi Usuda
Interesting mat work that is constantly moving and never dull to go along with plenty of well placed, stiff strikes. Really liked everyone involved in this one though Mashimo particularly stood out as he seemed like a force whenever he was in the ring. Usuda wasn't too far off whenever he delivered some of his more brutal strikes to poor Yamamoto. Good match.

Kana Pro 4/29/10 - Kana vs. Meiko Satomura
The mat work was decent with Satomura showing to to honestly be another level or two ahead of Kana. Kana brought much more to the table once they broke away from the mat work, busting out some nice strikes, good suplexes, and a few well timed submissions. Satomura made Kana look good giving her plenty of offense and making sure she had a few close calls to losing herself. Good stuff. ***1/4

Vader Time 4/29/10 - Vader, Scorpio, & Jessie White vs. Tatsumi Fujinami, Tamon Honda, & Makoto Hashi
Scorp and Hashi looked generally good and were the highlight of the match whenever in the ring together. Vader looked in good shape compared to the last time I saw him Japan, and his segments with Fujinami were fun (especially whenever Fujinami slaps him around). Vader's son Jessie looked decent on offense at the very least. I suspect though he may have stepped into the ring a few more times than he was meant to for breaking up pins and keeping the opposing team at bay. You could just sort of see that he was a little lost at times. Still not as bad as he could have been, and he definitely shows potential. Could be messy at times, but a fun match overall.

Union Pro Wrestling 1/3/11 - Cherry, Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misaki Ohata vs Black Cherry #1, Black Cherry #2 & Black Cherry #3
The Black Cherries were Riho, Hikari Minami, & Emi Sakura. No idea which was what number. The entrances were fun if only for Sakura singing Cutie Honey. Only the last half of the match is shown. Whats shown is ok, particularly towards the end where you get some fun spots and Cherry and Minami start to really gel for the finishing segment.

Union Pro Wrestling 1/3/11 - Shuji Ishikawa vs. Manabu Nakanishi
Mostly Nakanishi in control with Ishikawa making the occasional comeback. Not bad, but a bit disappointing. The action was decent, but it felt like Ishikawa should have brought a bit more fire to the table to make you believe he may have a chance.
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Post by: JoshiFanficz on March 16, 2011, 09:03:56 PM
Pro Wrestling WAVE "Virgin" 03/10/10

Kana vs Policewoman (Yuki Miyazaki): Decent little comedy match with some nice moves from both women. **

Manami Toyota & Mima Shimoda vs Reika & Bachiko: First time seeing the Glamour Angels. No comment. * 1/2

Tsubasa Kurigaki vs Ryo Mizunami: Very decent match that probably could have been even better if they got more time. ** 1/2

Kayoko Haruyama vs Misaki Ohata: This was really good. For the time they were given they really made use of it. Ohata also really impressed me here by hanging in there. ***

Hiren vs Moeka Haruhi: Pretty decent match. Nothing to write home about but certainly wasn't bad either. **

Yoshiko Tamura, Meiko Satomura & Ayako Hamada vs Yumi Ohka, Ayumi Kurihara & Sawako Shimono: Nice match to end the night, but it took a bit too long to get going. Some nice moments here and there, but I felt that there was something that was needed to make this a bit better. Still a good match nontheless. ***
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Post by: FLIK on March 21, 2011, 07:29:37 PM
AJW 6/21/1992

- Bat Yoshinaga & Tomoko Watanabe vs Saemi Numata & Akemi Torisu
Total squash by the Goku Wrecking Crew over the dream team of Torisu and the future Numatchi, 2 of my all time fave joshi flashes in the pan. Draged out a little too long as this didn't need to be nearly 15 mins but Bat killing Torisu is always fun, I think the biggest move Akemi got in the whole match was a clothesline. Doomsday flying smash gets broken up Torisu just kinda falling in the way so Watanabe bust out the jackhammer to kill little Numatchi for the win. No clue when it happened, wasn't in this match but I first noticed here that Watanabe had one of her front teeth busted out. Victory though guts and all that.

- Suzuka Minami, Rie Tamada & Cynthia Moreno vs Yumiko Hotta, Miori Kamiya & Kaoru Ito
Cool sprint, everyone hit everything perfectly and there were a lot of fun moments. Moreno mixing it up with Kamiya & Ito to start, rookie Tamada holding her own, spazzing out of folks with drop kicks, Ito & Kamiya taking advantage of being a regular team, tag partners on opposite coliding with Hotta going after Suzuka every time she gets. The last one is what ends up being the underlying focus of the match as it comes down to those 2 for the finish with Suzuka droping Hotta with a powerbomb. Nice to see a match whear lowest on the totem pole isn't the guaranteed jobber. Dug this a lot.

- Mima Shimoda & Debbie Malenko vs Etsuko Mita & Terri Power
"Everyone's going to have their work cut out for them in this one" - Debbie The Wise pre match. Crowd's all "ohhhh ahhhh" at Terri flexin her muscles. Deb calls her out to start and 30 seconds in they're blowing spots. There's a few more awkward moments in this including Terri droping an elbow rite on Deb's face that swelled up her cheek a little but aside from that Terri mostly did ok in this actually. She hit some athletic high spots like a rana and skinning the cat and didn't look 100% lost. Mita was all super extra spunky and fired up in this one, biting away and hurling chairs and what not. Her & Deb didn't work together too well either. After a badly timed move Debbie hits her with an Ace Crusher and Mita bangs her allready bad knee pretty hard coming down. Later on near the end they're both fighting up on top and slip with Mita getting her good leg caught in the ropes, messig that one up. Not her night. Once untangled she gets submitted to the STF from Ms Malenko. "Today's match was not exactly up to par, as good as what we normally do" - Debbie The Wise post match.

-  (JGP 92) Sakie Hasegawa vs Mariko Yoshida
Battle of the walking wounderd, Yoshida comes in with both arms & her shoulder taped up while Sakie's still rocking the back brace and has both knees wraped up. Early portion of this is all about the awesome mat work and selling of attacks on said injuries. Sakie strikes first going after Yoshida's arm but things switch quickly with Mariko trying to destroy Sakie's bad leg in return all the while still selling her arm from earlier like a champ. Even lifting Sakie up for something simple like a slam causes her to wince in pain for a second. 10 mins in they start going to bigger moves. Yoshida changes her style up from "Ms. I will snap your leg" to "Ms. I will crush you with this tricked out lucha flying shit". Yoshida wipes out badly doing a suicide dive but it doesn't keep her down for long, a few minutes later she sends her outside again, fakes Sakie out then hits a sweet leaping springboard dive and much like last month the Kourakuen crowds is in love with them some Yoshida. Sakie makes her come back and goes into her spin kick barrage, gives Yoshida a bloody lip with a leaping one hitting her square in the mush. Since attempting to kick her head off fails, Sakie decides to crack it instead, droping her with a hurty looking back suplex that still doesn't get her the win. 20 mins in things sadly fall apart a little bit. Instead of building off the momentum they'd built up they go back to working the mat but don't put it over as strong as they did earlier so it just comes across flat and out of place this late in the match. It's like they knew they had to stall for time but ran out of shit to do before going to the finish sequence. Once they do make it to the home stretch things pick up again, lots of near falls off cradles, suplexes and the like. Big battle of drop kick vs spin kick in a cool moment. Sakie again spikes her with a back suplex but still just 2. Yoshida in charge a lot during the final min or 2, big german, step up diving head butt, flying elbow can't get her the victory. Time runs out and it's a 30 min draw. If they'd have kept this to 20 mins or had a better finish then going the distance this would have been a MOTYC, as it is it's still a really damn good match but a step below that lvl.

- (JGP 92) Aja Kong vs Bison Kimura
Added bonus, Debbie Malenko is in the booth doing commentary in english for the rest of the show. Soooooo remember in last years JGP these two met, beat the shit out of each other and then Bison riped apart Aja's bad ankle that she came into the match with and made her submit? Aja does and revenge is a bitch. This year they upped the violence, a few minutes in Bison has a bloody mouth and is bleeding hard way from getting head butted. Bison gives as good as she gets though, atleast when given the chance and this is one of the stiffer matches i've ever seen in joshi. Everything from kicks to chops to chair swinging, metal tossing crowd brawls is done with extra intensity. No one's safe either as ring atendants, the ref and who ever else gets in their way takes a beating during this. Aja dominates more often then not though and ocasionally would take a minute to lock in a hold or 2 or bust out a flying shoulder block or dropkick in between the beating whear as Bison's the more crazy of the pair and will just beat you down and then beat you down some more. By the end of this Bison's lost a front tooth, I think from a punt to the jaw mid match. She survives a couple of urakens near the end so Aja choke slams her nearly to hell then locks in a cross arm breaker for the insta tap, Aja flashes back to 91 and holds on a few extra seconds before being drug off. "God made the devil just for fun, but when he wanted the real thing he made Aja Kong" - Book of Shishido Chapter 1970 verse 925. It's all in the family though, Aja tends to her fallen team mate post match, helps her up and they hug. Aja screams at her to make it to the finals so they can meet again. Big Kimura chant from the fans. Great match if you're into the hard hitting, smash mouth (no pun intended) style. One of the best of the year.

- Bull Nakano & Akira Hokuto vs Takako Inoue & Kyoko Inoue
Best I can tell this is the first time W-Inoue teamed up together not counting a 6 woman tag in 89. Soooooo remember 3 months ago when Hokuto crushed Takako like a bug in a few short minutes? "Takako's going to be a handicap" says Debbie the Wise. Story of the match is pretty much a repeat of that. Bull & Hokuto beat the dog crap out of Takako, though the english commentary we learn that Bull's talking crap to her while doing it to boot. Egging her on to put up more of a fight and not be such a loser. Kyoko on the other hand beat Hokuto the last time they met in singles and while she's never beaten Bull she has always held her own against her. Here though things don't go so well, Kyoko gets some good shots in but there's no way she can't fight off both of them alone and it proves too much as she largely gets her ass kicked here as well. "You can tell this isn't a tough match for Bull, her hairs not even messed up yet" says Fumi Saito(?), the bi lingual commentator who's always on these shows and is translating for Debbie. Takako is able to break up a few near pin falls but that's about all she's good for during the home stretch. Hokuto drops Kyoko with the NLB and she breaks that up so Hokuto gives Takako one of her own while Bull drops the leg on Kyoko and we get a double pin to complete the humiliation and destruction of W-Inoue on this fine night. They really put this over as Kyoko failing because she had such a weak partner though. So the coolest ass whoping glorified squash ever. Loved this quite a lot.

- (No Time Limit) Manami Toyota vs Toshiyo Yamada
12/9/89 30 minute draw, 9/7/91 30 minute draw, 1/4/92 40 minute draw and so it comes to this, no time limit, main event, there must be a winner. Funny moment on commentary as Fumi remarks "So the male fans will be more for Toyota OF COURSE, while the wrestling fans will be more for Yamada" and Debbie craps all over his theory in a polite manner saying how great Toyota is in the ring so the "wrestling" fans will be split too. Match starts at a really fast pace as Toyota immediatly gets the rolling cradle but then things slow down for a while, they go back and forth with no one having the advantage for too long. Yamada attacks the leg but it doesn't go anywhear and after Toyota catches her foot mid kick she locks in a leg bar and turns the time. Yamada gets the ropes but she won't break, they roll outside to the floor with the hold still on and Toyota still won't break for a while. Once she does Toyota hurls her through the 1st 4 rows of chairs. Back in the ring, Toyota tries to turn it into more her style of match, hitting a billion drop kicks from all angles but Yamada shuts that shit down with a couple kicks to the head and starts stretching her on the mat. Anouncers make mention of something I noticed in their last match, that Yamada doesn't really have a lot of big moves in her arsenal though they do play up that what Yamada does do, while simpler is really effective. She'll just kick your head in essentially. Debbie also name drops Lex Luger and compares one for the moves Yamada does to the torture rack, so so wish they'd have put her in the booth more often. Toyota gets sick of playing human kick bag and hauls off and punches Yamada upside the head. Match goes outside and Toyota goes splat on a missed dive attempt, taking out a young girl working ring duty. Yamada hits a leaping spin kick off the apron to follow up. Back inside match turns back into a sprint, lot of superplexes and other big moves getting tossed out now. Yamada's working this a lot more aggressive then she did back in January, staying on Toyota with a lot more fury. No stalling for time, hesitation or confusion her part this time. Yamada with the dragon suplex can't get it, Toyota with 3 germans can't get it. Back outside again Toyota with the fucking insane spring board moonsault off the middle of the top rope nearly landing face first on the apron on the way down but she survives. Anouncers bringing up that a lot of Toyota's flashy shit doesn't always register as well with the fans because she does it so effortlessly and fast in an interesting point. Debbie's also pushing heavily how well these 2 know each other being tag partners so they can predict what the other's about to do and that's what becomes the story for the final part of the match. Lots more counter spots, back and forth, Toyota goes for another moonsault but eats knee. Yamada with a series of diving brain kicks for 2. Toyota hitting crazy ass suplexes i've never even seen before but just getting 2. She finally decideds to pull out the JOCS but Yamada has that shit scouted, she escapes and counters with a similar move of her own and FINALLY gets the win over her eternal rival & friend. Awesome match, easily their best yet up to this point. Fans who for the most part hadn't been cheering on either one over the other erupt in a giant Yamada chant to celebrate her victory. Manami Toyota doesn't let her long time tag partner and BFF have her moment in the sun for long though, there's no hug, there's no handshake, Toyota is not a gracious loser. 4 matches, 126+ minutes, spread out over almost 3 years to get a winner in a singles match between these 2 and Toyota can not stand that it's not her so she snaps. She gets on the mic in near tears and challenges Yamada for 1 more match and tells her not only will she put up her IWA title this time time, she'll also put her hair on the line as well. Yamada excepts and we've got hair vs hair.
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Post by: FLIK on March 24, 2011, 06:55:43 PM
AJW 6/27/1992

- Kaoru Ito & Cynthia Moreno vs Tomoko Watanabe & Saemi Numata
A solid opening card affair, basic low level action. Pre match we learn Bat's got an injured arm so that's why we've got little Saemi getting slotten into this. Would have been a much better match with Bat in thear but Numata does her part and looked perfectly fine here. Moreno worked pretty well with her actually. Ito vs Watanabe as always is fun too and it comes down to them at the end with Ito getting the W after her & Moreno hit consequtive diving footstomps.

- (JGP 92) Mima Shimoda vs Takako Inoue
Good match once things settle down and they start exchanging holds. Shimoda gets the advantage first working over the arm. Shame Mima didn't work this style more often back then as at the time, she was better at that then any thing else she was trying. Takako takes over and goes into full on bitch heel mode, with a giant smile on her face as she humiliates Mima, happy to have someone she can pick on for a change. Like i've said in the past, Takako Inoue submission queen was awesome, kind of a shame she didn't stick with that style either as the years went on. Here she goes after the back at first then starts picking apart Shimoda's leg in an awesome way, dominating for quite a while. Mima comes back a little later on and goes for revenge trying to take out Tak's leg but it goes no whear. She does come out the victor soon after though, getting the big win with a backdrop superplex. Really liked this a lot.

- (JGP 92) Sakie Hasegawa vs Debbie Malenko
Pretty good match but felt like it was missing something to make it special. They built this up as the big battle of tag partners but it was more or less an average match for these two. Of course, for these two an average match is still damn good, just not anything to get super excited about. Debbie mostly controlls things, she goes to the mat naturally but there's no real struggle or drama involved, just Deb going from hold to hold until it's time for Sakie to make her come back and go all nutty with the spin kick barrage. Things get more interesting once they go to exchanging the bigger moves, some awesome suplexes from Deb in this but that proves to be her downfall as Sakie counters one into a small package to win.

- Terri Power Profile Segment   
Cool little special look at Terri training with Debbie, working out in the gym, talking about her training with Brad Rhenigans, working LPWA and other stuff.

- (AJW Title) Mariko Yoshida (c) vs Etsuko Mita
A better version of the match type Shimoda & Takako did earlier. Perfect mix of brawling, mat work, awesome selling, little bit of flying and a great crowd cheering on Yoshida. Mita's really starting to embrace her new bad girl persona since teaming up with Hokuto and this is like her heel coming out party. She goes after Yoshida's bad arm and then turns the match into a chair swinging crowd brawl but keeps the focus still on the arm. Yoshida slowly comes back in, brining a chair with her which is rare but revenge is a bitch. Mita cuts her off though and she gets beat down some more, continuing to target the arm. A few minutes later Yoshida gets said revenge though, she sends Mita outside, hits a really nice dive then goes nuts with chair attacks of her own out in the stands trying to break Mita's bum knee. Both of them continue putting over the limb work late into the match even after the focus changes to other things which just adds to the drama. Yoshida finally gets the hard earned win, catching Mita on top with a DDT then hitting a beautiful looking step up splash. Mita's like bullshit to that and goes after Yoshida's arm with a chair again post match but it's quickly broken up she's sent to the back, limping away while Yoshida celebrates. Easliy the best singles match either had ever had up to this point in their careers.

- Aja Kong Miori Kamiya & Terri Power vs Bull Nakano Yumiko Hotta & Suzuka Minami
Cool, Kamiya's in her whacky Nise Muta mode. So, on paper one doesn't look at this lineup and crazy sprint but that's what they do and it's a damn good one. No major plot beyond Bull & Aja still hate each other's guts, just a lot of fast paced action and bodies flying all over the place. Terri does quite well here which is good since Bull & Hotta and hell probably Minami too would have been quick to fuck her up had she blown something but all goes well and everyone else is on point here too, especially Aja who's all amped up like a mad woman, total ball of energy smashing folks and destroying things left and right. Fun ending with Kamiya knocking Bull off the ropes, Terri hitting a rana on Suzuka and Aja crushing Hotta with the back drop smash all at the same time. Super fun match period.

- (3WA Tag Titles 2 out of 3 Falls) Toshiyo Yamada & Manami Toyota (c) vs Akira Hokuto & Kyoko Inoue
So after the events of the last show Hokuto & Inoue don't appear to be exactly thrilled to be teaming up but promise to make the most of it while the champs seem to be on the same page. 1st fall's all about puttin over how strong & tough Hokuto & Inoue are. Toyota & Yamada have better team work and are faster but they still get their butts kicked and heads smashed in and a good many times just plain outsmarted. The champs make a lot of mistakes early and it cost them as Hokuto & Inoue counter all their stuff and things end with a double pin after they miss a double team diving head butt and HokInoue hit their finishers at the same time on both. Hokuto & Inoue also have some cool moments whear they ape each other's sig spots, Hokuto bust out the mongolian chops and giant swing, Kyoko uses the spin kicks. Both do them really badly but it was neat to see them try, unity and all that. 2nd fall looks to be the same but Yamada shuts that shit down and in the span of like a minute she kicks Hokuto in the head, gives her 7 back drop suplexes, another kick to the head and then pins her with the same move she used to beat Toyota last show, the Gory Special Bomb. 3rd Fall is more Toyota & Yamada's style, as the up the pace. They take Hokuto out then bring Kyoko in and go to work over her for a while. Hokuto comes back a little but is still a little out of it from all she took earlier so isn't a ton of help leaving Kyoko to do all the work again. They finally rally but their team work falls apart and all the big stuff Hokuto & Inoue try back fires such as when Kyoko ends up smashing her parter on a dive gone horribly wrong. Meanwhile all the double teams Toyota & Yamada do hit and that becomes the final story. The champs divide & concor, they trap Hokuto in the ropes so she can't escape and after a few more big moves Kyoko falls to the JOCS. Aside from a few sloppy moments involving Toyota, the was a really great match, especially the final fall as it had that extra something to go along with the great action to put it over the top.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on March 31, 2011, 11:04:56 AM
SHIMMER 34 9/11/10 - Jamilia Craft vs. Kellie Skater
I'm not really into Craft, and I also find Skater at her best when someone is putting her in her place, proving she isn't quite as good as she thinks she is. Craft isn't someone who can do that so this really didn't do much for me.

SHIMMER 34 9/11/10 - Melanie Cruise vs. Leva Bates
There was a bad botch or two, and Bates really couldn't muster much believable offense on Cruise. It does have its moments though due to a small and spunky Bates trying her hardest to take a giant in Cruise down.

SHIMMER 34 9/11/10 - Nikki Roxx vs. Misaki Ohata
Decent action with a few fun moments. Nothing memorable, but an ok match.

SHIMMER 34 9/11/10 - Daffney vs. Neveah
Short and not too interesting. Daffney looked ok, but Neveah barely has any power in her strikes and seeing that is what she was doing most of the match she wasn't too impressive.

SHIMMER 34 9/11/10 - Tenille vs. Athena
Had a few screw ups in the early going, but there was still some decent action. Still, never quite got the feeling the two completely gelled. Not terrible, but nothing worthwhile either.
Title: Re: Talk about Matches here!!!
Post by: Eivion on March 31, 2011, 05:27:19 PM
SHIMMER 34 9/11/10 - Allison Danger vs. Veronika Vice
A few mishaps, but much more polished than the matches that came before it. I still didn't find myself terribly interested or with a decent impression of Vice, who I was seeing for the first time, by the time it was all over.

SHIMMER 34 9/11/10, SHIMMER Tag Titles - Portia Perez& Nicole Mathews (c) vs. Rachel Summerlyn & Jessica James
Thought the back injury fake at with Perez was pretty unbelievable, but I did like where lead with the Ninjas working over James arm and and James playing a decent FIP. Other than feeling a little short this was pretty decent, probably the best match so far.

SHIMMER 34 9/11/10 - Cheerleader Melissa vs. Tomoka Nakagawa
The action was decent, and I always enjoy