Next was Atsuko Emoto vs Arisa Nakajima. Mariko Yoshida commented that Emoto seems to have added new techniques during her trip to Mexico. Emoto dominated the match and won with a diving elbow drop at 11:37. Yoshida said she would like Ibuki to do a show with JWP in 2008. Next was Mariko Yoshida & Kyoko Kinura vs the NEO rookies Aya Yuki & Nagisa Nozaki. On her website, Yoshida talked more about wanting to do a show with NEO than the match itself. She doesn't think that will happen. Yoshida & Kimura won when Kimura used the Big Boots on Yuki at 18:50.
Next was another exhibition match between NAO & Akiko Inoue. NAO has been wrestling for Ibuki for a couple of years but she is also an accomplished amateur wrestler and this match was a farewell of sorts as NAO is headed for the Olympics. Yoshida was the ref. Of course Inoue is her trainer. The match started as an amateur match and Inoue has a big size advantage and had the upper hand. So NAO asked Yoshida if she could wrestle the second round in pro wrestling style. Inoue looks puzzled but gets the point when NAO hits her with a dropkick. Inoue is a pretty good pro wrestler too so I'm sure we wouldn't mind seeing these two have a match longer than three minutes.
Next was Aoi Kizuki & Tomoka Nakagawa vs Apple Miyuki & Cherry. This was Apple's first Ibuki appearance. These days she rarely appears outside of K-Dojo. Yoshida said she was very impressed with Apple and thought she elevated Cherry's performance. Apple pinned Kizuki with the Apple Buster at 14:26. Yoshida said she would like Apple to have a singles match with Nakagawa. The main event was Misaki Ohata vs Hiroyo Matsumoto. Matsumoto won their previous match. Yoshida has been working on improving Ohata's strength since she came over from JD Star. She's been working hard so as a reward, she got the win over Matsumoto with a flash pin at 13:08. Ohata's gleeful reaction afterwards indicates that there may be a feud in the future for these two. Ibuki will be in Sendai this weekend so I'll have that in a couple of days.