The show began with a tag match with Sakura Emi & Ayako Sato vs Mai Ichii and Emi's latest trainee Akiko Narikuni. She actually looked pretty good. She was wearing an amateur wrestling outfit. Emi's the veteran so she carried the match. Sato has never shown much of anything but dropkicks and Ichii isn't much better. Ichii won over Sato with a comet kick at 10:49. Next was the first of two tournament matches between Shuu Shibutani & Hanako Kobayashi. Shibutani won with a diving senton at 5:556.
The second tournament match was between Atsuko Emoto & Hiroyo Matsumoto. Matsumoto is the favourite coming into the tournament. Matsumoto was wearing a nice new outfit and the two put on a pretty goos match as one would expect and Emoto won with a Shining Wizard at 13:57. It's not a big upset but I'll get into the reason for it later. Next was Tojuki Leon & Yoko Yamada vs Cherry & Natsuki*Taiyo. Yamada's costume was described as resembling a french maid. Leon won with the Mad Splash over Natsuki*Taiyo at 17:01.
Next was Ray vs Misaki Ohata vs Mariko Yoshida & Kyoko Kimura. Yoshida got her usual submission spots in and Kimura got her spots in. All you have to know is that Kimura accidently nailed Yoshida with a kick and Ray used a hurricanrana to pin Yoshida at 20:13. Yoshida likes to do a job on the anniversary show. Now the tournament final between Shuu Shibutani & Atsuko Emoto. Not surprisingly, Emoto carried the match but Shibutani won with a cobra hold at 12:46. Yoshida said on her blog that she did this for two reasons. One was because Shibutani & Emoto were the two wrestlers who went to Mexico a few months ago. And Shibutani was on the very first Ibuki show and Yoshida wanted her to appreciate how far she has come in three years. Fair enough but anyone thinking that in these times of joshi freelancing that Shibutani will get a signifcant push is dreaming. She's still not that good anyway.