The other day NEO GM Koda was whining on his blog about things being bad in the joshi business. Part of the problem is that some companies run too many meaningless shows. Sometimes less is more. This year NEO has been particularly guilty of this and so is JWP. Commando Bolshoi tends to follow his lead anyway. What Bolshoi is doing most of the time is running filler shows between occasional Korakuen Hall appearances. I'm not talking about their Dojo shows which are supposed to be silly. The July 22 Itabashi Green Hall show was a good example.
Part of the problem was that Tsubasa Kuragaki was working the Sendai Girls 1st Anniversary show and she's part of one of the angles. But they still tried to set up a JWP Tag Team Title match without her. Commando Bolshoi & Azumi Hyuga apologized to fans for her abscence. The opener was Shuu Shibutani vs ASKA Ohki. Ohki doesn't get nuch offense in and Shibutani wins with a DDT, senton, missile kick and Northern Lights suplex at 8:44. Next was your basic rookie match. Aoi Kizuki & Nagisa Nozaki vs Arisa Nakajima & Io. The whole point of the match was to set up a JWP Junior Title match with the champ Nakajima & Kizuki. After Nakajima hits her with a stretch muffler, a missile kick & a diving press, Kizuki comes back with a jumping lariat and a cross arm suplex for the win at 15:10. It seems Kizuki has some sort of belt too so it's being called a double title match on the Aug. 5 Itabashi Green Hall show. There sure are a lot of belts around.
Misae Genki uses several lariats and a G Driver to beat Kei'to' at 12:23. Kaori Yoneyama has worked a bit with Tojuki Leon in tag teams. Now they face each other. Leon knocks Yoneyama off the apron and then hits a plancha to the floor. Then a couple of back breakers. They go to the floor again and Yoneyama comes back with three back breakers of her own. A lot of near falls and blocked moves before the match went to a draw. The main event had Azumi Hyuga, Commando Bolshoi & Ran YuYu vs Kayoko Haruyama, Sachie Abe & KAZUKI. Ran currently holds the JWP Tag Team Titles with Toshie Uematsu. Haruyama & Kuragaki are number one contenders. Can you guess what happened? The was a sprint with Abe & Hyuga flying around a lot. The match comes down to Haruyama & Ran and Haruyama counters a lariat and hits an Orange Hammer for the win at 20:15. The title match will happen on the Aug. 12 Itabashi Green Hall show.