A bit more joshi news, mostly upcoming cards & schedule updates:
JWP announced the first 2 matches for 9/11 today: Tomoko Morii vs. Toshie Uematsu & TLW World Women’s Tag Team Champions Hailey Hatred & Kaori Yoneyama vs. Hanako Nakamori & Misaki Ohata for the titles.
Upcoming events announced:
11/13-Tokyo Cinema Club
WAVE announced these new events:
10/24-Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
12/11-Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
12/25-Osaka Minami Move On Arena
They also will hold a special pre-Korakuen gathering Friday night at the Drop Kick bar in Tokyo from 9 PM-midnight. The WAVE roster will be there. Admission is 3000 yen, no reservations needed.
The promotion’s next DVD release happens Friday as well. “WAVE Maniacs 6” will focus on the January-March 2011 events. Bonus features include a WAVE vs. NEO match from 4/2/2010. The DVD runs just over 3 1/2 hours with 200 minutes of 2011 footage and 23 minutes of bonus content. Sale price is 3980 yen.
REINA announced 2 matches for Saturday’s event: The CMLL-REINA International Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament semifinals conclude with Sendai Sachiko vs. Zeuxis and the main event of Yumiko Hotta, Aki Kanbayashi & Saya vs. Mima Shimoda, La Commandante & Dama de Hierro. Zeuxis arrived in Japan today for the event, masked as always. The winner of that match advances to the tournament finals to face Ray.
Sayaka Obihiro will return to 19 Pro this week, the announced match for Friday’s broadcast is Obihiro & Kaori Yoneyama vs. Hikari Minami & Chii Tomiya.
JWP ran another event yesterday, results from Tokyo Cinema Club:
They claimed 193 paid.
Kagetu beat Moon Mizuki in 6:41 by ref stoppage.
KAZUKI & Sawako Shimotsuke beat Sachie Abe & Megumi Yabushita in 11:27. KAZUKI pinned Abe.
Tsubasa Kuragaki, Cherry & Cherry Bomb beat Leon, Misaki Ohata & basara in 16:03. Bomb pinned Basara.
Kayoko Haruyama beat Command Bolshoi in 16:59.
JWP Openweight Champion Kaori Yoneyama vs. AIW World Women’s & TLW World Women’s Heavyweight Champion Hailey Hatred went to a double countout in 11:33. Which led to…
JWP Openweight Champion Kaori Yoneyama vs. AIW World Women’s & TLW World Women’s Heavyweight Champion Hailey Hatred went to a double KO in 3:17. As a result, both retain their respective titles. V5 for Yoneyama. V? for Hatred.
No, it’s not really a Super J-Cup ripoff. What it is actually is the first SUPER ICE-CUP, a tournament Ice Ribbon is holding tomorrow at the Ice Ribbon School, because it appears the ICEx60 Singles Championship is now VACANT. Emi Sakura apparently gave it up sometime recently and there’s the start of an 8-woman (and girl) tournament tomorrow. Semis and finals will be on their 1/4 event at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, the eventual winner becomes the 5th ICEx60 Singles Champion. Participation: Emi Sakura, Makoto, Mai Ichii, Hikaru Shida, Tsukasa Fujimoto, Miyako Matsumoto, Riho, Hikari Minami. Here are the matchups for the quarterfinals (in no particular order):
Fujimoto vs. Ichii
Makoto vs. Shida
Minami vs. Riho
Sakura vs. Matsumoto
Semis: Fujimoto/Ichii vs. Makoto/Shida and Minami/Riho vs. Sakura/Matsumoto
Finals: Semis winners