Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Takahashi won NEO Singles Title
The show started with a standard juniors match with the Red Passion team of Natsuki*Taiyo & Kana vs Aya Yuki & Hanako Kobayashi. There wasn't much to it. Kana & Yuki exchange blows and Yuki gets the edge and stands on Kana. Natsuki tags in and turns the tables but Kana hits an atomic drop and tags Kobayashi. Kobayashi continues her assault and hits a cross body. Kana tags in and hits a hip attack. Kobayashi hets her foot up when Kana charges the corner. The end comes when Natsuki reverses Yuki's suplex attempt with an Iguchi bomb for the win at 13:53. Next was a three way match with Toshie Uematsu, Sakura Emi & Tomoka Nakagawa. Nakagawa was wearing a new costume. Again it's standard stuff. Uematsu gives both a face wash in the corner. Emi gets a Rita Romero Special on Uematsu. Nakagawa slams Emi onto Uematsu and then Emi slams Uematsu on Nakagawa. Uematsu softens up Emi with a dragon suplex but Nakagawa wins with the strong arm at 13:08.Next is Vanessa The Mountain vs Hiroyo Matsumoto. Matsumoto pounds on Vanessa in the corner. But Vanessa turns it around and shoulder blocks Matsumoto. She follows this with a camel clutch. Matsumoto gets her up in the Argentinian backbreaker. But Vanessa's power is too much for Matsumoto. Vanessa follows a flying shoulder block with a lariat and a power bomb for the win at 11:00.
Next is Kayoko Haruyama & Tsubasa Kuragaki defending the Daily Sports Tag Team Titles against Yoshiko Tamura & Misae Genki. I can see Koda asking Commando Bolshoi if he can use those belts. Bolshoi says sure but there will only be a title change on a JWP show. I wonder how touchy Tamura is about jobbing these days. Tamura does her top rope face wash on Haruyama. After an armbar, Haruyama returns the favour followed by a brainbuster. Kuragaki tags in and applies an inverted body vice followed by a Boston crab. Genki tags in and Haruyama & Kuragaki hit a suplex. Tamura tags in and Haruyama hits a stunner. Haruyama grabs her arms and Kuragaki grabs her feet. Make a wish. Tamura comes back with a Northern Lights suplex on Kuragaki for two. Genki hits a cross body on both of them. Kuragaki goes for the Argentinian backbreaker but Genki slips out of it and hits a backdrop suplex followed by the Big Boots. Genki hits Haruyama with several high impact moves including a power bomb, a superplex and a choke slam. Haruyama counters with a flying leg drop and Genki hits a lariat. Tamura tags in and Haruyama hits an implant buster. Kuragaki holds Tamura and Haruyama hits a lariat. Kuragaki hits a lariat and an implant buster for two. After more near falls, the match ends in a 30 minute draw. So the titles couldn't change hands but Koda wouldn't let Tamura & Genki job either. Not the greatest solution.
Next was Kyoko Kimura & Atsuko Emoto vs Mima Shimoda & Etsuko Mita. So did Koda bring Shimoda all the way from Mexico to job her out? Of course it was mostly brawling. They go out to the floor and Emoto hammers Shimoda. They go up to the balcony and Shimoda tries to toss Emoto overboard. Backin the ring, Kimura & Emoto beat on Mita but Mita comes back with a lariat. Shimoda & Mita tie Kimura up in the ropes and rip at her. Shimoda mounts Kimura in the corner, stands on her and tosses her to the floor. Mita slams her head into the apron and throws her back into the ring. Shimoda hits a missile dropkick and again trap Kimura in the ropes. Shimoda & Mita do their classic ladder spot and land on both Kimura & Emoto. Kimura has been busted open. Kimura & Emoto come back with brawling. But the end comes when Emoto tries a superplex on Shimoda but is pushed off. Shimoda & Mita's chair attack is followed by Shiomda's backdrop suplex from the top. Mita wins with the Death Valley Bomb at 25:47.
Next is Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki defending the NEO Tag Team Titles against Haruka Matsuo & Fuuka. Several fans told me they were hoping for a title change. I know fans dislike the NEO Machine Gunz but they also underestimate their polictical power within NEO. This was all about the shameful pretty girls according to Tanny Mouse. It's a very strange match because Matsuo got very little ring time and she's a NEO wrestler. Yes, Fuuka is a draw, sort of. But that doesn't mean she can carry a match. She begins with Miyazaki. Miyazaki kicks her in the stomach and whips her into the ropes. Fuuka hits a cross body. Tanny tags in. Fuuka hits a dropkick and a high kick. Matsuo hits a missile dropkick. A double high kick on Tanny and they do a little dance. Tanny hits a double face buster. Tanny hits a double arm suplex on Fuuka. Fuuka kicks her and applies an octopus hold. The Machine Gunz come back with a double shoulder block and that bouncing off the ropes spot they always do. They maul the pretty girls in the corner. There appears to be a pushcart in the ring. The Machine Gunz try to put Matsuo on it but it backfires and Tanny gets pushed into the ropes and Fuuka hits a 619 followed by a suplex and a head butt. Miyazaki his Fuuka over the head with a metal lid. Tanny attacks Fuuka with the lid but Fuuka kicks it into her. Then they both go down and Miyazaki hits a missile dropkick. Fuuka kicks Miyazaki several times followed by a dropkick, a cross arm breaker and a rollup for two. Matsuo tags in and some comedy results in a missile dropkick on Miyazaki. Matsuo & Fuuka alternate missile dropkicks with a Machine Gunz comic reaction. Fuuka hits a head scissors drop and high kicks Miyazaki while Matsuo holds her. Some misdirection results in a Fuuka/Matsuo embrace. The Machime Gunz attack but Tanny is nailed with a double missile dropkick. Matsuo misses a missile dropkick. Fuuka tries to help but Tanny grabs her ass. Miyazaki goes for a missile dropkick but Matsuo moves and she hits Tanny by mistake. Matsuo hits a German suplex on Tanny for two. Tanny blocks kicks and head butts Fuuka. Then a double suplex. Miyazaki hits a moonsault press on Fuuka while Tanny hits a muscle buster on Matsuo. Then they pick them up for what looks to be dual double arm suplexes but turn it into a submission hold called the Super Shame and Matsuo submits at 16:34. What is it? Tanny's got her by the arms and uses her legs to spread Matsuo's legs so her ass is hanging in the air. The pic will tell all. Yuk yuk. After all, this match was all about shame.
The main event has Kyoko Inoue defending her NEO Singles & NWA Pacific Titles against Nanae Takahashi. They exchange blows and then Kyoko applies an Indian deathlock followed by the cattle mutilation hold. Takahashi picks her up and slams her upside down into the corner. Kyoko comes back with a forearm. She takes Takahashi to the floor and lariats her on the ramp and then takes her up the stairs in front of the big screen and beats her some more. Backin the ring, Takahashi hits a missile dropkick and a superplex. Kyoko replies with a superplex followed by several lariats. Takahashi comes back with a suplex followed by a footstamp. Takahashi goes for another superplex but Kyoko powers out and drops Takahashi to the mat. They go back and forth until Takahashi gets an opening and hits the Nanaracka 100 to become the new champ at 23:29. Nanae Takahashi is the 20th NEO Singles & NWA Pacific Champion. It looks like it was the kind of hard hitting match you would expect from two of the larger wrestlers in the business. Who's the first challenger?