Can someone explain what having a dead company's title would do for Ayumi?
And I'd rather for Yoneyama's run to not be cut short by Ayumi. This has been a long time coming for Yoneyama, Ayumi's got time on her side, it's not like she's spun her wheels for 10 years.
Like the others have said, it wasn't so much the titles that would make her, but the win over a big star like Tamura. I stated the other week that if Ayumi won, it would be a double-edged sword. NEO is a dying promotion, so most likely she wouldn't have been able defend the titles except perhaps at the final NEO show.
I still really don't think Ayumi needs it. No one else got to take a picture with Togi Makabe. I know she's the chosen and all that but still. ..I'd say she's pretty solidified. She's a cute, face girl working for S-Ovation. She's already been to America and Mexico (where I head she's "big/popular"). She'll be fine. Why
does she need the dead title from a dead company that didn't really mean all that much to joshi anyway?
Besides that, Tamura NEVER put anyone over during her career. Why expect it, now?
If you haven't SEEN the match, how do you know she "jobbed". Loosing is not the same as jobbing? I used to think everyone here was pretty smart about it but this Ayumi stuff reminds me that when favorites are involved any loss automatically becomes a job. Does no one see the validity in giving an old dog (no disrespect to Tamura but I always feel sorry for women who go down with the ship. They didn't really have a choice. I remember when Tamura was popular but there's no demand for her anymore while there's plenty of demand for Ayumi and friends.) a go-home happy shot at all? Especially when the company is dead and buried. It's not like someone has to make the new kids look good or else the company will die.
I'd cry if they asked me to give my title up to some new kid who's going to go on to win many more when I'm about to retire. I'd cry and then I'd stiff the shit out of her if she's getting a win that's going to kick me when I'm down, especially if I have the stoic mindset of Tamura. It's not like her "putting her over" is going to do Ayumi any real good, anyway.
Anyway, this thread is not the Ayumi-must-win=even-though-I'm-across-the-world show ...that's what the Anon section is for. Keep this thread anecdotal.