Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Nanae Takahashi wins World Of STARDOM Championship
I have two match videos today. First is the World Of STARDOM Championship tournament semi final with Yoko Bito vs Mika Nagano and then the final with Nanae Takahashi vs Yoko Bito. Mika Nagano is attempting to do MMA and a full schedule with STARDOM. Megumi Yabushita is the only joshi wrestler to ever do that and she still does it today. The pro wrestling schedule makes it very hard to do both and Nagano has admitted that it's hard. STARDOM does give her time off when she has a fight coming up. One might think that Nagano's amateur wrestling experience might give her an edge but her pro wrestling inexperience is obvious in this match. Bito is so green that she needs someone to carry her and Nagano can't do that. Both girls are in Fuuka style costumes. The match itself is bad. Bito only seems capable of kicks and Nagano isn't much better. There's no flow. It just shows that you can't put two greenhorns in the ring and expect the match to be good. And the ending was botched when Nagano got her shoulder up. Maybe she was unhappy doing the job. I expected the final to be better because Takahashi has carried greenhorns for years. She tried but Bito doesn't have enough training to look good. Her punches are weak. She did a very sloppy German suplex. They even had her do a modified piledriver. It's not a move she should be doing. I thought Takahashi let her have way too much offense and the quality of the match reinforces what I said last week. Mercedes Martinez in the final would have delivered a much better match with Takahashi. It's very poor booking. Enjoy the videos!