Monday, November 20, 2006
Toshie Uematsu joins REM at Nov. 16 SUN show
Pro Wrestling SUN held their second show at Shin-kiba 1st Ring on Nov. 16. The plan seems to be to have a smaller show to fill the gap between the larger Korakuen Hall shows. First On Stage will keep the SUN girls busy working on ZERO-ONE Max shows. It remains to be seen if ZERO-ONE style booking will be accepted by joshi fans. Time will tell. They only brought one gaijin over for this show and I don't think she is returning for the Jan. 14 Korakuen Hall show.
It was deja vu all over again as Nanae Takahashi again paid tribute to Animal Hamaguchi accompanied by a video message from him. The opening match was another match between Natsuki*Taiyo and Ayumi Kurihara. This time it was a 15 minute draw. Are these two going to open every show? Do something different. Next was Veronica Simply AKA Simply Luscious against Saki Maemura. Simply had gotten the best of Maemura on a couple of ZERO-ONE MAX shows last week. She again busted Maemura open with what looked like an ice pick but Maemura came back to win with some sort of new finisher at 9:50. The match between Hikaru and Atsuko Emoto was a rematch from last year's Empress tournament. Hikaru injured her neck during that match. So it was a grudge match and Hikaru won with the Lanakila H at 16:32. They shook hands afterwards and the match was reported as better than you might expect from these two.
The main event was a three way match with AWA World Womens Champ Nanae Takahashi, Amazing Kong & Toshie Uematsu. Uematsu was a wild card in this match and as usually happens during three way matches, she turned on Takahashi. Takahashi won the match over Uematsu in 13:48. Afterwards, Uematsu wore an Amazing Kong T-shirt and announced that she is joining the Real Evil Makers heel group. Takahashi had a stunned look on her face and then tried to rally the troops. So that means Uematsu will be on Pro Wrestling SUN's big Korakuen Hall show on Jan. 14. Stay tuned.