Sunday, October 11, 2009
Passion Red wins NEO TAG Team Titles
Here's the S-Arena video digest for yesterday's NEO show at Shin-kiba 1st Ring. The big news is that Nanae Takahashi & Kana won the NEO Tag Team Titles from Kyoko Inoue & Hiroyo Matsumoto. I think this is Kana's first title ever. The bad news is that Hiroyo Matsumoto suffered an ankle injury during the match and is expected to be out for a while. The injury occured when Inoue was supposed to toss Takahashi onto Kana. But she threw her too far and Takahashi landed on Matsumoto's ankle. She was taped up but was useless for the rest of the match. It's possible that the title wasn't supposed to change hands and they had to call an audible after the injury. NEO President Tetsuyo Koda took Matsumoto to the hospital. The x-rays revealed a torn ligament in her ankle. They'll wait for the swelling to go down and then figure out how long she'll be out. Not too long, I hope. Ran YuYu replaced Matsumoto on Sunday's OZ Academy show and Yoshiko Tamura filled in on the RINGSTARS show.The other match on the video had Mima Shimoda & Etsuko Mita vs Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki. Tanny discussed doing a nice friendly match with Mita. But it went hardcore all over the building. I can't remember the last time Tanny Mouse bladed. The most memorable spot involved a vending machine and a table. LCO won the match. Afterwards, it was decided that in her retirement match, Mita will team with Shimoda against Inoue & Takahashi. And one more note. Koda announced today on the NEO blog that Nagisa Nozaki will have shoulder surgery and could be out as long as a year. Enjoy the video!