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.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
DEEP JEWELS rips off loyal fans with a less than two hour show
Today's DEEP JEWELS show at Shinjuku FACE had the first round of the DEEP JEWELS Featherweight Championship tournament...and nothing else. That means the show was over in less than two hours. That's called ripping off loyal fans. I'll get back to this in a minute because it looks like DEEP JEWELS matchmaker Shigeru Saeki may finally be coming to his senses. The tournament is about what one would expect when half of the fighters should get real jobs. When Ayaka Miura was forced to back out of her match with VV Mei, MIYOKO was her replacement. She was supposed to be in a reserve match. MIYOKO is a veteran fighter but she stinks. Her record is terrible. So it wasn't surprising when VV Mei zonked her with knees and the fight was over in less than a minute. Emi Tomimatsu vs Mina Kurobe was a lot closer. This was Tomimatsu's first fight at 48kg. Kurobe is 4-0 but she's 38 years old. The fight was very close and Kurobe won by split decision. When that happens, there will be cries of robbery. But Tomimatsu has been around a long time and should be a better fighter...but she isn't. SARAMI beat Masako Yoshida by unanimous decision. Yoshida has been around for years but she's not a good fighter. And in the other match, Tomo Maesawa easily beat 43 year old Yukiko Seki by unanimous decision. Look, if you can't get decent fighters for this, put it off until you can. There was no Ayaka Hamasaki, Sugi Rock or Saori Ishioka in this tournament. And then to add insult to injury, the only other match on the show was a ridiculous tag team grappling match that is not worth mentioning. This is not acceptable. Even Saeki admitted this afterwards. He says the semi finals will be on May 31 but he doesn't know how he will fill out the rest of the card. He is hoping Invicta will help him. I dunno about that. Then he says that in the summer, he's going to have the finals in a cage as what seems to be a DEEP show as opposed to a DEEP JEWELS show. I've been saying for two years that DEEP JEWELS should be folded into DEEP. They don't have enough decent female fighters for DEEP JEWELS. This piss poor tournament proves that. Maybe Saeki has finally figured that out.