UJWF Presents: Coming Home Special Return Event-write up
UJWF's doors opened early, where fans were treated to an all you can eat banquet with the UJWF roster. Ayumi Kurihara in particular was very talkative with the fans, getting many good lucks and small gifts. After the banquet there was a brief unveiling ceremony for the retired UJWF titles, each one in it's own display case with various images taken of the champions past and present. Fans were then asked to go to their seats, where a special exhibition match would take place, for their eyes only.
Dark Match: Aya Yuki b. Chii Tomiya (6:31 via submission)
Yuki and Tomiya showed great chemistry early on, with the two getting in fairly equal amounts of offense. It didn't take long for the more experienced Yuki to gain the advantage, winning the exhibition match by submission. The fans were very into this match, and it really helped set the mood for the night to come.
Match 1: UJWF Championship 6-person battle royale: Participants can be eliminated by pinfall, submission, or going over the top rope and both feet touching the ground.
LuFisto b. Meiko Satomura, Yoshiko Tamura, Carlos Amano, KAORU, Tsubasa Kuragaki. Order of Elimination: KAORU, Tsubasa Kuragaki, Yoshiko Tamura, Carlos Amano, Meiko Satomura(16:42)
Right from the beginning, KAORU and fellow OZ Academy alumni Carlos Amano paired up, dominating early. Satomura and Tamura briefly paired up as well, working against KAORU and Amano, eventually eliminating KAORU following a Patriot Buster and pin from Tamura. Meanwhile, LuFisto and Kuragaki were fighting on the other end, with Kuragaki nearly eliminating LuFisto, who lands on the ring apron. Kuragaki attempts to knock her off, but she pulls the rope down, forcing Kuragaki to go over herself and is eliminated.
Amano hits a huge headbutt on Satomura, temporarily eliminating her from the equation. LuFisto sits in the corner, recuperating, while Tamura and Amano fight it out. Tamura manages to connect with another Patriot Buster, but before she can pin, Satomura hits Tamura with the Scorpion Rising, stepping off Amano's back and connecting with the move.
While the ref is counting the pin to eliminate Tamura, Lufisto scrambles over and locks in the Konnichiwa-Goodnite (read naked choke) on Amano, who is forced to tap, leaving our final two as Satomura and LuFisto.
Satomura and LuFisto meet in the middle of the ring, the stronger Satomura overpowering and connecting with her signature kicks. LuFisto proves she can hand with the best, returning the kicks herself, before connecting with a german suplex for a near fall. She hits another german, this time releasing, and going up top for her signature Diving Star (Swan Dive Headbutt), but Satomura gets up, shaking the rope and causing her to lose her balance.
With LuFisto straddled on the top turnbuckle, Satomura climbs to the middle rope, hoisting LuFisto onto her shoulders. LuFisto fights out of it with elbows and knees, countering Satomura's move with one of her own, landing a huge avalance powerslam and getting the three count.
After the match, Satomura and LuFisto shook hands, agreeing to have a one on one match at a later date.
Match 2: UJWF Tag Team Championship Match.
Daizee Haze(W) & Tomoka Nakagawa b. DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko(L) (10:06 following a Daizee Cutter)
Daizee and Chisako start the match, with the shorter Chisako taking control early. The first pinfall comes early after a series of dropkicks from Chisako, with Daizee kicking out at one. Chisako sends Daizee to the corner, but Daizee rebounds off, climbing the ropes and hitting a crossbody. Chisako manages to roll through however, getting another near fall before she is put down with release suplex, allowing Daizee to tag her partner Nakagawa in, who immediately goes to work on Chisako.
Nakagawa remains firmly in control until she gets too close to the opposing corner, allowing Sachiko to make the blind tag. Sachiko fights off Nakagawa, finishing her flurry with a German Suplex hold, gaining the nearfall. Nakagawa connects with an enzugiri, allowing her to tag in Daizee. Daizee charges Sachiko, but is stopped by a dropkick from Chisako. Sachiko climbs the corner, going for a moonsault press, but Nakagawa runs across the apron, hitting her with a stiff strike, causing her to fall off the rope.
Chisako attempts to attack Daizee from behind, but Daizee sees it, connecting with the Mind Trip on Chisako. Nakagawa enters the ring, hitting Sachiko with a lariat, turning her into Daizee who hits the Daizee Cutter and gains the pinfall victory.
Match 3: No Limits Championship Match.
Makoto b. Natsuki*Taiyo (7:45 following a bicycle kick and interference from Chii Tomiya)
This match started at a blistering pace, with Taiyo, the longest reigning No Limits Champion in history, bringing out the weapons early. Makoto proved she was game for the challenge, springing back from a huge chair shot delivered by Taiyo and suplexing the UJWF vet. Makoto picks up the chair, but Taiyo connects with a dropkick before she can do anything.
Taiyo exits the ring, clearing the front row of chairs, sliding them into the ring. This gave Makoto enough time to recover, connecting with a diving cross body off the apron. Keeping her momentum going, Makoto pulls a kendo stick from under the ring, connecting with two huge shots on Taiyo's back before rolling her back into the ring and gaining a nearfall.
Makoto is firmly in control at this stage, but Taiyo has been in many of these matches before, and it doesn't take long for her to turn the tables, throwing a chair at Makoto as she rebounds off the ropes. Taiyo begins piling the various chairs in the ring, signalling for her patented power bomb. Just as Taiyo gets Makoto up to her shoulders, Chii Tomiya runs in, hitting Taiyo with the discarded kendo stick, allowing Makoto to fight out of the power bomb and hit Taiyo with the bicycle kick, pinning the UJWF star and winning the No Limits Championship.
Makoto is presented the title, and Tomiya watches her celebrate near the entrance before returning to the back.
Match 4: Yumiko Hotta draws Daffney (15:00 time limit draw)
The match between these two veterans starts with the smaller and quicker Daffney in control, trying to cut down the larger Hotta with various leg kicks. It didn't take long for Hotta to regain control, returning the favour with some huge kicks of her own. Daffney attempted to gain some momentum, but Hotta promptly shut her down, landing a few more stiff strikes.
Hotta remained in control until Daffney was about to counter an irish whip into a running crossbody, followed by a diving hurricanrana and the first nearfall of the match. Hotta accidentally gave up her back, and Daffney attempted a submissison hold, but the larger Hotta powered out of the submission.
With Daffney backed into a corner, Hotta landed some stiff kicks to her midsection, followed by a suplex and a nearfall. She then lifted her opponent, but Daffney counters, dropping down into an inverted DDT and gaining a 2-count. Daffney kept on the offensive, locking in another submissison, but Hotta powered out of it, slamming her to the mat and gaining another nearfall, but Daffney was able to get her hand on the nearby rope.
Nearing the end of the 15 minute time-limit, both competitors picked up the pace, trying to secure the victory. Daffney connects with a shining wizard for a nearfall, then quickly after that hits the Daff Knees (single-knee facebreaker), getting another nearfall. Daffney goes for another hurricanrana, but Hotta counters, driving Daffney into the mat with a huge powerbomb, however the bell sounds ending the match before she could go for the pin.
Both competitors got an appreciative round of applause from the crowd as they returned to the back.
Match 5 Trans-Pacific Championship Championship Match.
Meiko Satomura b. Amazing Kong (12:11 following the Scorpion Rising)
Satomura took control fairly early, despite already being a little tired from her loss in the battle royale at the beginning of the show. Kong is able to easily squash this momentum, slamming Satomura to the mat and driving her into the corner. Satomura tries to kick out Kong's legs, but the strikes appear to be ineffective.
Kong remains dominate for the next few minutes, scoring a couple nearfalls. Satomura manages to dodge one of Kong's corner splashes, using the oppurtunity to get Kong off her feet and into a cross armbreaker. Kong powers out of it, setting Satomura up for her signature power bomb, but Satomura is able to fight out of it, and following a well placed dropkick to her knee, lands a huge Scorpion Rising to get the pin and the victory.
Main Event: UJWF Championship Match. - Triple Threat
Mayumi Ozaki b. Ayumi Kurihara & LuFisto(L) (28:52 following a hammerlock uranage to Lufisto and a spinning backfist to Kurihara)
The match starts with the three opponents squaring off, with Kurihara and LuFisto teaming up on Ozaki. Ozaki attempts to fight both of them off, even connecting with a Tequila Sunrise suplex on LuFisto early, but eventually the numbers game overwhelms her, with Kurihara landing her signature Uranage and getting a nearfall, with the pin broken by LuFisto.
With Ozaki incapaciated for the time being, Kurihara and LuFisto face off. The two begin by exchanging forearms, with Kurihara taking advantage until LuFisto returns with a stiff kick to the midsection. She then goes for a German Suplex, bridging into a pin and a nearfall after Kurihara kicks out.
LuFisto remains in control, scoring a couple of near falls along the way. She finally decides to end it, picking Kurihara up for the Burning Hammer, but Ozaki comes back in, landing a spinning backfist on Lufisto, allowing Kurihara to get off her shoulders and execute a double knee driver on Ozaki, but is unable to follow through on the pin.
With all three competitors down, LuFisto is the first to rise, followed by Ozaki. LuFisto takes control with some stiff strikes, landing a Northern Lights suplex for a pin, which is broken up by Kurihara. Ozaki attempts to land a backfist on Kurihara, but she ducks the attack and plants Ozaki with a uranage. She turns her attention to LuFisto, connecting with another Uranage, going for the pin but only getting a two count.
Kurihara picks LuFisto up, locking in the hammerlock and lifting LuFisto up for one last Uranage, planting her in the middle of the ring. However, just as she goes for the pin, Ozaki grabs her, and connects with a stiff spinning backfist. She then covers LuFisto, who is unable to kick out, allowing Ozaki to win the championship.