The first two tournament matches will be on the May 8 Shinjuku FACE show. Match A will be Mayumi Ozaki & Hiren vs Dynamite Kansai & Tomoka Nakagawa. Match B will be KAORU & Takako Inoue vs Chikayo Nagashima & Sonoko Kato. Match C will be on the June 7 Shinjuku FACE show. It will be Aja Kong & Manami Toyota vs Carlos Amano and a partner TBA. The semi finals will be on the June 8 show at Taisho Azeria in Osaka. The winner of match A vs winner of match C and the winner of match B will face AKINO & Hiroyo Matsumoto. The final will be on the July 13 Shinjuku FACE show.
The talk on last Saturday's show between Aja Kong and Dynamite Kansai indicated they were planning to do a veteran/youngster team tournament. They've decided not to do the tournament that way. I don't know why. So why is Aja Kong teaming with Manami Toyota instead of Hiroyo Matsumoto? When asked about this, Aja said something about a one year career length difference between her and Toyota. In other words, she's playing head games. Kansai was unhappy and said she was disappointed in Aja. And what about Amano's partner? Well, she doesn't have to say until June 7. I wouldn't be surprised if it was someone like Sendai Girls youngster Tyrannosaurus Okuda. But it's pretty funny that someone preaching fair play is keeping her partner's identity a secret. She claims she hasn't decided yet.