Thursday, January 15, 2009
Passion Red debuts
Kana also led off the show with a match against Hiroyo Matsumoto. These two will work hard and have a spirited match. It's a little surprising to see a draw on any show these days but it makes a certain amount of sense as they're at a similar level and Kana could challenge for Matsumoto's JWP Junior Title. Matsuomto did have the edge at the end with the Argentinian backbreaker and dropping Kana on her knee. She hit a backdrop suplex when time ran out. Arisa Nakajima seemed to dominate her match with Sakura Emi but Emi won with the Majistral Cradle at 6:42. That seems a little odd. In what was mostly a comedy match, Yumiko Hotta & Natsuki*Taiyo defeated Toshie Uematsu & Io Shirai. Shirai nailed Natsuki with the 619 but Natsuki came back with her Natsuki Bomb at 11:44. There seemed to be a lot of conga dancing in this match. Takahashi jokingly said on her blog that Hotta is president of the Passion Red fan club. And Fuuka won over Ray with the F-Doll at 13:02. Fuuka's throwing a lot of kicks these days but Ray responded with a few of her own and also did some of her trademark flying stuff. But she wasn't going to win over Fuuka. So there wasn't anything special on this show except for the tease of Takahashi vs Satomura. I hope it's not just a tease.