Sunday, May 04, 2008
Chick Fights SUN is still around...sort of
Fans have been asking since the beginning of the year of any activities at Chick Fights SUN. Other than the one show in March, Saki Maemura & Hikaru have been working pointless matches on ZERO-ONE MAX shows. Of course Nanae Takahashi & Natsuki*Taiyo have left SUN and are working freelance. I've been monitoring the SUN website and it has finally been updated. It's not very encouraging. They have deleted all references to Nanae Takahashi & Natsuki*Taiyo including their blogs and any history of the promotion. They announced that Hikaru will host some sort of talk show on May 3 before her match with Maemura on the May 4 ZERO-ONE MAX show in Nagoya. I expect this to continue and don't anticipate any further SUN stand alone shows. Why keep the two around? Obviously they're still under contract and the First On Stage office handles their booking. So yes, FOS is now allowing Hikaru & Maemura to work for other joshi companies but FOS still gets a cut of all of their bookings. Touching, isn't it? Don't know when the contracts end.