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
...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.