NEO attracted 873 fans to their May 3 Korakuen Hall show. Would they do better if they knocked off the silly stuff? I dunno. I think the silly stuff is so much a part of NEO that they don't know how to live without it anymore. Ibuki's more serious 2nd anniversary show drew more fans. The main event of this particular NEO show was totally based on silliness. Yoshiko Tamura making fun of Ice Ribbon's forty fans and Sakura Emi responding by saying that she's a better wrestler than she's perceived. Someone forgot to tell her that perception is reality. Stop being so silly and you can change that perception. And don't forget the mummy and some of the other nonsense.
The opener was a NEO vs JWP New Age tag team match. Aya Yuki & Nagisa Nazaki vs Arisa Nakajima & Kaori Ohki. Yuki & Nozaki won when Nozaki used a diving body press on Ohki at 8:03. It seems Nakajima wasn't in the match much. Next was Ayumi Kurihara vs Aoi Kizuki in a Pure Seoul Best Throw match. It's a move both wrestlers use a lot. Kurihara won with a Diving Senton and a reverse side throw at 8:06. Next was the first NEO appearance of Mecha Mummy from Union. It was Manami Toyota & Mecha Mummy vs Etsuko Mita & Makoto. The main gimmick here was Makoto's fear of Mecha Mummy. Hilarity ensues, I guess. Toyota & Mecha Mummy won when Toyota used a Rocket Punch on Makoto at 8:29. That's the thing the Mummy throws sometimes. Afterwards, they announced to fans that Etsuko Mita's 20th Anniversary show will be July 16 at Korakuen Hall. Toyota said she will be on the show.
Next was a No Ropes Death Match for the International Ribbon Tag Titles. Champs Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki vs Chou-un Shiryu & Totchan Chang. They've been doing that Chinese gimmick. Chang is Toshie Uematsu. The other girl works for one of the small mens companies. It started with a performance by pop singer Akira Kushida. Tanny & Miyazaki won when Tanny used a Muscle Buster on Shiryu at 13:09. Apparently Uematsu wasn't aware that there would be no ropes and was unhappy about that.
Misae Genki & Haruka Matsuo defended the NEO Tag Team Titles against Kyoko Kimura & Vanessa The Mountain. Kimura & Vanessa double teamed Matsuo for most of the match but the champs won when Genki used the G Driver on Kimura at 25:10. The main event had Yoshiko Tamura defending the NEO Singles & NWA Pacific Titles against Sakura Emi. NEO GM Koda knew fans didn't think much of this match and tried to defend the match on his blog. He said Sakura Emi would surprise everyone in the match. She actually did OK. Tamura started with a dropkick followed by an ace crusher and a power bomb. Emi comes back with a Romero Special, a hip attack and a back drop. Tamura takes control and wins with the Roaring Elbow at 13:55. This was Tamura's 14th title defense. She'll get to defend it for the 15th time against Vanessa The Mountain on the May 5 Itabashi Green Hall show.