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.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Full card announced for Passion Red debut
Nanae Takahashi announced the full card for the Passion Red debut show on her website. I think she announced it on her 30th birthday. The show will be Jan. 10 at Itabashi Green Hall. Takahashi said on her blog that she wanted to begin in a small hall. It's a building that NEO normally runs and NEO has also announced the show on their website but there aren't any NEO wrestlers on the show. It's a little strange. We don't know yet how many shows Passion Red will run in 2009. And other than the main event, there's nothing out of the ordinary on this show. It's mostly the same freelancers you see working other shows. The main event is interesting because Meiko Satomura is making a rare Tokyo appearance teaming with Ryo Mizunami & DASH Chisako against Passion Red members Nanae Takahashi, Kana & Natsuki*Taiyo. Takahashi called it a red confrontation on her blog. Other matches are Fuuka vs Ray, Yumiko Hotta & Natsuki*Taiyo (that's an odd team) vs Toshie Uematsu & Io Shirai, Sakura Emi vs Arisa Nakajima and Kana vs Hiroyo Matsumoto. I dunno. It just seems to have been thrown together at random and the company itself seems like an excuse to sell merchandise to gullible marks. Since Passion Red still is tied in with NEO, I'd like it a lot more if there was some integration with NEO storylines instead of starting with nothing especially since Takahashi is the NEO champ. I have no problem with Passion Red getting the spotlight but joshi puroresu doesn't need another aimless splinter group.