I think my new Ice Ribbon policy is to report on stuff outside their small gym/dojo, as they have become a viable promotion.
The main story today is Emi, who has lost quite a bit of weight over the past couple of years, has finally gotten just below 60 kg (weighed in at 59.6 kg) and is now eligible for the Ice Ribbon singles title, which has a 60 kg weight limit. She takes the title away from Makoto. I'm really not sure I like this booking, as it's already well-established and obvious that Emi is way ahead of everyone else in the promotion and doesn't need the title to let us know that.
Hopefully this is more than just a little ego trip (she does look pretty good
). It would make sense if they eventually build up Mai Ichii or one of the new MMA fighters as a viable challenger, or maybe Makoto will continue improving and eventually beat her teacher.ICE RIBBON October 12, 2009
Kitazawa Town Hall
1. Mai Ichii & Hikari Minami defeated Hikaru Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto (7:15)
when Minami used the Blockbuster on Fujimoto.
2. U-18 Match:
Minori Makiba defeated Chii Tomiya (4:52)
with the Mi No Rich.
3. Mio Shirai & Io Shirai defeated Hamuko Hoshi & Haruna Akagi (12:01)
when Io used a Reverse Cross Armbreaker on Hoshi.
4. Tanny Mouse, Riho, & Chou-un Shiryu defeated Aika Ando, Miyako Matsumoto, & Ribbon Takanashi (11:29)
when Riho used a Northern Lights Suplex Hold on Matsumoto.
5. Kaori Yoneyama defeated Kazumi Shimouma (14:25)
with a Diving Senton.
6. ICEx60 Championship:
Emi Sakura defeated Makoto (16:50)
with La Magistral. Makoto fails in the 2nd defense and Sakura becomes the 4th champion.