Sunday, November 27, 2005
GIRLS DOOR debut show
A funny thing happened on the way to the GIRLS DOOR debut show at Shinjuku FACE on Nov. 23. Ayumi Kurihara was supposed to team with Ayako Hamada in the main event. Kurihara pulled out the day before the show. She was replaced by a wrestler that I don't recognize. I think she may be one of Kaoru Ito's trainees. There were also a lot more goofy masked wrestlers than I'm used to seeing on the average joshi show. I have an idea who a couple of them might be but it looks like GIRLS DOOR had some difficulty getting some wrestlers to appear for them. The opening match had Mariko Yoshida defeating Ayako Sato in 8:58. Sato is a Kaoru Ito trainee making her re-debut on this show. The next match was a three way match featuring idol wrestlers. The winner gets to sing a song of her choice. Shinohara won over Yokoze & Mayumi Hashiba and proceeded to sing her song. However, it's unlikely that any of them will win any awards for their ring skills. Then Bullfight Sora defeated Megumi Yabushita in 9:50. Next was the ongoing retirement tour of The Bloody & Fang Suzuki. Their opponents were masked wrestlers in housemaid outfits known as the Super Housemaids. I kid you not. I saw a picture of them and considering who was on the show, I suspect it was Kaoru Ito & Tomoko Watanabe under the masks. The Bloody & Fang Suzuki won in 9:48. Kumiko Maekawa defeated another masked wrestler called Do Monar in 1:56 and then proceeded to attack one of the promotion managers with a chair. The main event had Kaoru Ito & Tomoko Watanabe over & Ayako Hamada and her unfortunate partner in 19:20. It looks like a rocky start for GIRLS DOOR. They haven't announced their next show yet.