Chick Fights SUN held a press conference Thursday to announce the schedule for the Chick Fight J tournament. This will be a round robin tournament and the finals will be on Nov. 18. All the shows are at Shin-kiba 1st Ring. The most notable thing about this is there will be no gaijins in this tournament. The press conference began with Saki Maemura talking about winning the AWA World Womens Championship. She just said she was very excited and it was unexpected. Maemura & Hikaru talked a bit about this weekend's trip to Hawaii.
There will be two Zones in the Chick Fight J tournament, the Cup Zone & the Coin Zone. The Cup Zone will have Natsuki* Taiyo, noki-A, Nanae Takahashi & Kayoko Haruyama. The Coin Zone will have KY Hotta, Toshie Uematsu, Saki Maemura & Hikaru. KY Hotta? Yeah, it's Yumiko Hotta but it seems she's saying that she's reborn with the spirit of All Japan Women. She wasn't there to explain it. She seems a little old to be reborn. And of course noki-A is AKINO's masked heel character. The winner of each match will get two points. The loser gets zero points and a draw is worth one point. Each match will have a 30 minute time limit.
The tournament will begin at the Oct. 18 Shin-kiba 1st Ring show. The matches will be Natsuki*Taiyo vs noki-A, KY Hotta vs Toshie Uematsu, Nanae Takahashi vs Kayoko Haruyama & Saki Maemura vs Hikaru. On Oct. 19, it will be Hikaru vs Toshie Uematsu, Natsuki*Taiyo vs Kayoko Haruyama, Saki Maemura vs KY Hotta & Nanae Takahashi vs noki-A. On Nov. 15, it will be Hikaru vs KY Hotta, noki-A vs Kayoko Haruyama, Toshie Uematsu vs Saki Maemura & Nanae Takahashi vs Natsuki*Taiyo. The playoffs and final will be on Nov. 16.
Of course it wouldn't be a SUN press conference without some brawling. Takahashi talks a bit about Hotta's participation. Apparently she keeps changing her mind. One day she says yes and the next day she says no. All of the wrestlers are curious to see what Hotta is up to. All the wrestlers say they will win until Kayoko Haruyama says she will win the tournament for JWP. She starts arguing with Takahashi about Azumi Hyuga. The wrestlers are asked to pose for pictures. Haruyama refuses because she's not part of SUN. She starts jostling with Natsuki*Taiyo until they throw her out and then the pictures are taken.