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, February 24, 2009
First round of Jaja Uma tournament
Sendai Girls had the first round of their Jaja Uma tournament Feb. 21 at the Sendai Harbour International Business Centre. Meiko Satomura wasn't on the show but she did announce a match with Aja Kong scheduled for an upcoming show. The five Sendai Girls are competing against visiting juniors. Hiroyo Matsumoto won last year's tournament but she's not really a junior anymore. Things went pretty much as I expected. I guess the big upset was that Hanako Kobayashi won over Hiren. I wasn't surprised by this as Satomura does have to make concessions so other feds will send their wrestlers. But it was a competitive match and Hiren almost won with her ankle lock. Maybe she has to find a new finisher. The opponent always gets to the ropes. The end came when Kobayashi hit a couple of backbreakers followed by a flying forearm. She won at 14:09 with a fisherman suplex. And Kobayashi was wearing a new outfit. None of the other tournament matches went longer than ten minutes. So the idea was for Hiren to be credible but still lose. Other tournament matches were Yoko Yamada over Yukari Ishino with a sleeper at 7:02. Esui won over Minori Makiba with three Mongolian chops, a giant swing and a chokeslam at at 8:48. Ryo Mizunami won over Raika when three guillotine legdrops got a two count and the Mizunami got a submission with an armlock at 9:23. DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko vs Misaki Ohata & Chiharo Oikawa went to a 15 minute draw. Sachiko hit a German suplex and a body ram on Oikawa and then Chisako hit a frog splash when time ran out. Round two matches will be DASH Chisako vs Esui, Ryo Mizunami vs Chiharo Oikawa, Sendai Sachiko vs Yoko Yamada and Hanako Kobayashi vs Misaki Ohata. I think Mizunami is still the favourite but Kobayashi could emerge as well.