NEO's Sept. 17 Korakuen Hall show was called BEAT UP 07 but they might as well call it The New Generation. Haruka Matsuo won the NEO Singles & NWA Pacific Titles from Yoshiko Tamura. The way NEO GM Koda was trying to sell Matsuo as a future ace, it was certainly possible that she would win. But she is unproven and giving her a sudden championship win could backfire. It looks like Tamura is going to be involved in the tag title picture for a while. Koda couldn't use her in both angles so he had to make a choice. It remains to be seen if he made the right choice. They also ended the NEO Machine Gunz nonsense, I hope.
The opener had Aya Yuki & Atsuko Emoto over Mariko Yoshida & Hiroyo Matsumoto with Yuki over Matsumoto with a kamikaze attack at 11:35. Etsuko Mita, Miki Ishii & Makoto defeated Nagisa Nozaki, Aoi Kizuki & Hikari Manami when Makoto used a double arm suplex on Manami at 13:17. Misae Genki & Kaoru Ito went 15 minutes to a draw. Then they did the NEO Machine Gunz match it was a three way match for the right to use the name NEO Machine Gunz. It was Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki vs the Cantonese Machine Gunz vs the Szechwan Machine Gunz. The Cantonese were revealed a few days ago to be Kaori Yoneyama & Kayoko Haruyama. The Szechwan turned out to be GAMI & Toshie Uematsu. They were all made up to look like Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki. Of course the real NEO Machine Gunz won in 12:35 and will retain their name and appearance.
Ayako Hamada said a few days ago that she was disappointed that she and Kaoru Ito weren't defending the NEO Tag Team Titles against Sakura Emi & Yoshiko Tamura. She'll probably get that match now that she won over Sakura Emi with the AP Cross at 17:52. Of course the main event had Haruka Matsuo win the NEO Singles & NWA Pacific Titles from Yoshiko Tamura with the Mack at 18:33. She didn't even use her normal frog splash finisher. The major criticisn of the match is it needed to be more special for a title change. Tamura held the title for almost two years. Matsuo hadn't had a title shot for two years. They could have had a series of matches to build up to the title change. Koda has a couple of reasons for the title change. Maybe Tamura is getting stale and he also wants to use her in the tag titles angle. But the big question remains is Matsuo ready for this. If not, Koda has a big problem. We will find out if Haruka Matsuo is ready to be NEO's ace. Many of us have doubts. Congratulations on winning the titles.