Manami Toyota greets Joshimania fans
All photos by David Falcon
Match-of-the-Day: December 7
Competitors: Manami Toyota v Toshie Uematsu
Card: Match 5, Night #1
Finisher: Ocean Cyclone Suplex
Highlight: Manami working her old magic -- chasing around the outside, Manami roll, cross body off top to outside, Ocean Cyclone Suplex finisher -- and for nearly 20 minutes! Are you kidding me?! It went by in a flash. These pros are amazing -- Toshie every bit as much as "The Great One" Toyota.
Toyota receives Diva Dirt Legacy Award from David
Toshie Uematsu intimidates the crowd
Toshie at the bell
The "dis" from Toshie
Manami forces the issue
. . . ends with a bang (then a whimper)
The battle goes up top
Toshie loses her balance
bye, bye, Toshie!
Always thinkin', this woman . . .
Manami running a Toyota-thon
. . . with Toshi in hot pursuit
Toyota off the top
Manami has Toshie where she wants her
Toshie feeling the pain in her knees
Manami with the ultimate submission
Toshie with an octapus stretch on Toyota
Toyota turns the talbes on Toshie
Manami sets up the leg rack
Manami works to soften up Toshie's hamstring
Toshie is so mad she's spittin' tacks!
Toshie with a big missile drop kick off the top
. . . and again . . .
Now Toyota has to shake out the cobwebs . . .
Manami grimaces in pain
Toyota with a running yakuza boot
Wicked German suplex drops Toshie on her head!
Toshie with a bridge pin attempt
Manami tangles with Toshie again
Manami off the top!
Toshie . . . incoming!
Animated and intense: Toshie says "It's on!"
Toshie with a spread-eagle dive
around and around they go . . .
Northern Lights Bomb!
Toshie is seeing stars and birdies *tweet, tweet*
Bodies littered in the ring
Toyota sets up her finisher
. . . and there it is! Toshie is done.
exhausted but elated!
Manami Toyota with the pinfall!
Toshie looks out of place at this Manami Party
Wincing, but satisfied with her win . . .