Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Full card announced for Mariko Yoshida 20th Anniversary show
Mariko Yoshida has announced the full card for her 20th Anniversary show Aug. 31 at Shinjuku FACE. Yoshida said on her blog that singer Machiko Kitano will appear on the show. It doesn't say if she'll be singing. Apparently she sings traditional ballads. So Yoshida took a picture with her phone and posted it on her blog. Other than that, it seems like a standard Ibuki show. The main event has an AJW nostalgia ring to it but there's no nod to ARSION or M's Style. It just seems odd. The main event will have Mariko Yoshida, Kyoko & Takako Inoue vs Jaguar Yokota, Aja Kong & Kaoru Ito. Yoshida and the Inoues are all celebarting 20 years this year and Takako and Yoshida debuted on the same day. Of course Jaguar trained all of them. Other matches are Atsuko Emoto & Kyoko Kimura vs Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misaki Ohata, Manami Toyota & Ray vs GAMI & Tojuki Leon, Shuu Shibutani vs Cherry and Tomoka Nakagawa vs Esui. I'm not sure if this is Nakagawa's first appearance post injury. She may be appearing on an upcoming Ibuki show but the cards haven't been announced yet. The show just seems to be missing some flair though Yoshida has never been a particularly flashy person. A 20th anniversary show should be more than just another show.