Friday, September 14, 2007
NEO press conference on Thursday
Neo held a press conference Thursday to promote their Sept. 17 Korakuen Hall show. They had the contract signing for the Yoshiko Tamura/Haruka Matsuo title match and they continued this very silly NEO Machine Gunz angle. That will be a three way tag match and I'll get to the specifics later. They previously announced Sakura Emi vs Ayako Hamada and also Misae Genki vs Kaoru Ito, Etsuko Mita, Miki Ishii & Makoto vs Nagisa Nozaki, Aoi Kizuki & Hikari Manami and Aya Yuki & Atsuko Emoto vs Mariko Yoshida & Hiroyo Matsumoto. But they concentrated on the two main angles.
So they did the contract signing for Yoshiko Tamura defending her NEO Singles & NWA Pacific Titles against Haruka Matsuo. The other part of this angle had Tamura talking Sakura Emi into facing Ayako Hamada to get revenge for losing the tag titles to Ayako & Kaoru Ito. I don't know if it will happen at this show but I get the impression that Tamura will turn on Emi. Don't know if they'll do that on this show or what they're going to do after but that's how it seems. Meanwhile, the talk during the press conference centered on Matsuo as future ace of NEO. Matsuo said that it's not good for NEO for Tamura to have had the belt for so long and it's her turn to be the NEO's ace. Tamura's response was "We'll see if you have what it takes to be the ace." Probably not. Hopefully it's a good match but Tamura will win. Here's video of the contract signing.
The NEO Machine Gunz have been involved in this Chinese angle for a while now. Last week, NEO general manager Koda announced that Yuki Miyazaki was attacked and injured by the Chinese Machine Gunz. Of course there was no video footage or pics. They had Miyazaki come out on crutches on last week's show but she did work in the match against the Cantonese Macine Gunz. Some injury, huh. Then a third team described as Szechwan Machine Gunz cane out and it was decided that there would be a three way match and the winner will retain the rights to use the Machine Gunz name. History tells us that Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki will probably win. The idea behind this is the Chinese teams resemble the NEO Machine Gunz. You'll notice the above pic of the Cantonese Machine Gunz resemble Kaori Yoneyama & Kayoko Haruyama. At the press conference, Koda pretended he couldn't tell the teams apart. Then they started fighting with each other. That's not on the video here but they are yelling at each other.