Yuzuki Aikawa's debut poster from October 29, 2010
Tokyo's 1st Ring Kiba was packed with a crowd of 325 people today for the 1st year anniversary show of Stardom's idol phenom Yuzuki Aikawa. It does seem implausible how much she has accomplished in a single year. She has the Stardom Jr. belt (over Biko) and has become one of the most popular young wrestlers in Joshi Puroresu. All this after the wrestling media in Japan gave her very little chance of proving good in that she adapted from being a bikini model and an teen idol pop star to a bona fide wrestler with an impressive striking arsenal -- especially her leathal high kicks.
Yuzuki before she entered wrestling
Mr. Youji Kawauchi was in attendance and took outstanding photos (as he always does) of the exciting tag match that marked the anniversary show.
Match: Nanae Takahashi/Hiroyo Matsumoto v Syuri/Yuzuki Aikawa
Finisher: Nanae with a Northern Lights Suplex on Yuzuki
Photos below by Mr. Youji Kawauchi
the face off
Yuzuki with the early control
Nanae turns the tables on Yuzuki
Syuri and Hiroyo take a turn
. . . then they regroup
Hiroyo with a big cross-body block
Nanae with a chokehold on Syuri
Now Nane puts pressure on Aikawa's leg
Syuri unleashes on Nanae
Syuri with her trademarked high knee strike
Now Syuri has Nane in a chokehold
Hiroyo on the attack
Syuri with an arm submission
Yuzuki with a drop kick on Hiroyo
Hiroyo ducks the double strikes of Syuri and Yuzuki
Yuzuki in control over Hiroyo
. . . but now Hiroyo drops double knees on Aikawa
Nanae with a back drop on Yuzuki
The youngsters attack Nanae
Yuzuki Aikawa's patented high kick
Nanae with her finisher
. . . and the cover . . . 1. . .2. . .3!
Syuri checks on her vanquished partner
Stardom leader Nanae bestows a bouquet on the Anniversary Girl!