5/22 OZ Academy Results
OZ Academy ran their latest house show today, results from Shinjuku Face via the official blog of Hiroyuki Nakamura (ameblo.jp/nakamura-hiroyuki), who is the promotion’s ring announcer:
They claimed 458 paid (sellout).
Takako Inoue & Mio Shirai beat Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misaki Ohata in 16:30. Inoue pinned Ohata after Beauty Fist.
In a Jungle Jack 21 vs. Standing Army Secret Captains Fall Elimination Match, where only the fans & referee knew the captains (they were revealed at match time), Ran Yu-Yu, Aja Kong, Tomoka Nakagawa & AKINO beat Manami Toyota, Carlos Amano, Ayumi Kurihara & Nao Komatsu in 15:40. The captains were revealed to be AKINO & Toyota. Order of elimination: Komatsu, Yu-Yu, Nakagawa, Kurihara, Kong, Toyota. Because Toyota was the captain, they immediately lost even though Amano had not been eliminated.
Chikayo Nagashima beat Yumi Ohka in 8:47.
Hiren beat Sonoko Kato in 9:35.
Mayumi Ozaki beat Dynamite Kansai in 15:27. As a result of this and the last 2 singles matches, the standing army now apparently is merged with the old Ozaki troop and Ozaki is now the faction’s leader (again).
In post-event comments, Nakamura suggests the shifting in factions may cost Ran Yu-Yu the OZ Academy Openweight Championship, as she apparently is being advised to give it up. I’ll try and monitor this.