Monday, June 30, 2008
This is a WAVE youth show
Pro Wrestling WAVE ran their version of a young wrestler show on June 22 at Tokyo Cinema Club infront of 243 fans. It was supposed to be for wrestlers younger than 29 because of course that's Yumi Ohka's age. But of course it didn't stay that way and actually turned into WAVE vs JWP because JWP was running Cinema Club later that day. This also leads up to the GAMI vs Bullfight Sora identity match. But even if Sora loses the cow costume she will wear it again on the July 5 DEEP grappling show with a comedy match against some actor. Shuu Shibutani appeared before the show to apologize for her inabilty to appear on the show due to a knee injury. It looks like she might be out for a while. They didn't replace her partner but I'll get to that.
The opener was Ibuki vs MAKEHEN with Hiroyo Matsumoto, Ray & Misaki Ohata vs Io Shirai, Mio Shirai & Mika Mizunuma. Ohata begins with a forearm smash on Io. Io kicks Ray and then Matsumoto trades blows with Mizunuma. They both no sell shoulder blocks until Mizunuma knocks Matsumoto down. The Shirai sisters double team her but Ray evens things up with a dropkick. Ray follows with a body slam and Ohata tags in. Ohata gets an armbar on Io but Io comes back with a dropkick and slams Ohata's head into the mat by the hair for two. She kicks Ohata but Ohata gets a rollup for two. We go back to the Matsumoto/Mizunuma test of strength. Matsumoto tries to get her up in an Argentinian backbreaker. Mizunuma comes back with a double lariat. Matsumoto does get her up in a backbreaker. Ray plants her and Ohata hits a diving fottstamp. It gets chaotic until Mio accidently nails Mizunuma with a purple flash and Ray wins with a hurricanrana.
With Shuu Shibutani injured, this became Kana vs Ayako Sato & Hanako Kobayashi in a handicap match. I guess Natsuki*Taiyo wasn't available. Kana slaps Kobayashi but Kobayashi comes back with a cross body off the ropes. Kana gets Kobayashi on the mat and repeatedly punches her. Sato hits a dropkick but Kana gets her in a body scissors. Sato gets a Boston crab and Kobayashi stomps her in the head. Sato turns it into a half crab but Kana escapes with a hair pull. Of course every time Kana gets the upper hand, the partner breaks it up. Kobayashi's lariat is followed by Sato's dropkick and a Kobayashi dropkick into the corner. Kobayashi hits a superplex and Sato wins with a German suplex.
16 year old Chihara Oikawa is the very first female wrestler in the submission based wrestling company called Battlarts. Chihara appeared on the WAVE radio show and said she wanted to bring the Battlarts style to WAVE. Her opponent was Fuuka who does have martial arts training. Fuuka likes to show off her kicks and that's what she does at the start of the match. Fuuka get her in a guillotine choke. Then she tries a gogoplata. Oikawa escapes and applies her own guillotine choke. Fuuka escapes and after a failed leg hold, they get up. Fuuka goes behind with a rear naked choke and tries to turn it into a triangle. They get up and after attempted kicks, Oikawa tries another guillotine choke. Fuuka neutralizes it so the ref breaks it up. Oikawa stuns Fuuka with kicks. But Fuuka comes back with a body slam. Oikawa gets Fuuka in a cross arm breaker but Fuuka gets to the ropes. After the break, Fuuka knocks Oikawa out with a jumping high kick the match is over. Afterwards, it was learned that Oikawa suffered a broken nose during practice the day before. Oops!
Next was the first of two WAVE vs JWP matches. It was Yumi Ohka & Moeka Haruhi vs Arisa Nakajima & Pinkie Mayuca. Haruhi & Mayuca exchange dropkicks and then forearm smashes. Ohka tags in and traps Mayuca in the corner. Ohka lifts Haruhi and she delivers a double kick. Then Haruhi gets a camel clutch. Nakajima tags in and gets an armbar on Ohka. Haruhi tags in and after some rope crossing, Nakajima hits a dropkick. Mayuca tags in and beats on Haruhi but Haruhi excapes and takes her to her corner and tags Ohka. Ohka hits an armdrag followed by an armbar. Mayuca gets to the ropes and traps Ohka in the corner with kicks. Ohka turns it around and hits a high kick followed by a Haruhi dropkick. Ohka hits a double arm suplex but Nakajima tags in and hits Ohka with a dropkick. Ohka comes back with a suplex and tags Haruhi. Nakajima hits a suplex for two followed by a missile dropkick. Things are picking up and Mayuca hits a diving footstamp on Haruhi. Ohka holds Mayuca while Haruhi hits a lariat from the top. Then Ohka picks up Haruhi and drops her on Mayuca for two. Haruhi hits a forearm smash for two. Haruhi whips Mayuca into the ropes and Mayuca gets a sunset flip for two. Then another sunset flip for two. Mayuca comes of the ropes with an elbow smash for the win.
GAMI begins by her rope walking. Mayuca arrives to help Bolshoi double team GAMI. Haruhi arrives and attacks Mayuca. Mayuca tries to throw Haruhi over the top rope. Nakajima breaks that up. Ohka comes in and cleans house with kicks. She hits all the JWP wrestlers and then hits GAMI by mistake. Oops! There are all kinds of goofy spots. You have human pyramids, stacked suplexes and all kinds of other stuff. Apparently the deal was that GAMI was expecting Ran YuYu but Uematsu came out and made it look like a surprise. Of course they square off and it's a big schmozzle. One spot has the JWP wrestlers tossing GAMI in the air and dropping her on her back. Kuragaki picks up Haruhi & Ohka in a stacked backbreaker. Of course Toyota is flying all over the place and tosses Kuragaki over the top rope. But then she eliminates herself by diving from the top rope to the floor. Oops! So GAMI remains with Bolshoi, Yoneyama & Leon. The JWP wrestlers discuss strategy but Leon doesn't go along with them. Bolshoi is eliminated and Leon helps Yoneyama with GAMI. They are unable to toss her out. Ohka distracts Leon and she's tossed out. Yoneyama throws GAMI over the top but she lands on the apron. GAMI gets a rollup for two. GAMI hits a lariat but Yoneyama hits a German suplex for two. Yoneyama runs at GAMI but GAMI ducks and Yoneyama goes over the top rope and GAMI wins the battle royal. Bolshoi agreed to pay for the hall rental but someone broke a lamp and somebody had pay for it. Well, they'll figure it out.