Monday, December 31, 2012

Mia Yim wins 3-Way with Alex Lee and Charly Simone

Mia boots Charly Simone

Mia Yim traveled to Cat Panic Entertainment (CPE) on December 27 to work a 3-way match with her REINA X WORLD mates from Australian, Alex Lee and Charly Simone.  It was the opening match of the Catfight Entertainment"s exotic card that generally moves to the fringes of what we call wrestling.  the REINA gaijin's were in a legitimate pro match in which Mia notched the victory with her Sky Yim finisher on Lee.

Mia in 3-Way action

Photos below are from Luke Matsuki

Introducing Mia Yim!

between the blades of Charly

Mia catches the double boot

Mia in retreat

Daaammn!  What a kick on Alex!

The Aussies double team Mia

unleashing the kicks

Mia bulldogs Charly onto Alex

Tae Kwon Do!

a boot for good measure

Alex strikes back

Mia sets up for her finisher


Beautiful form!

1...2...3... on Alex Lee! (hey, that rhymes!)

Mia and her sore knee are victorious!

Mia met a new friend Kira An
Photo:  Mia Yim

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Gatoh-Move and EVE Championship match

Takehisa Aoikougei Kashima takes wonderful closeup 

shots that capture the passion and emotion inside the ring.  Click on his name to 

access his Facebook photo albums.

Arguably the most formidable young wrestler in joshi today:  Hiroyo Matsumoto

Gatoh-Move Japan Tour.12 ~One More Time, Itabashi Tournament~
December 20, 2012
Itabashi Green Hall
170 fans (no vacancy)

1. Hanako Nakamori defeated Sareee (06:07) with a Fisherman Suplex Hold.
2. Kazuhiro Tamura wrestled Masa Takanashi (10:00) to a time limit draw.
3. 4 Way Match: Taro Yamada defeated Choun Shiryu and Hoshitango and CHANGO (07:52) via ring out.
4. EVE Championship: Emi Sakura wrestled Hiroyo Matsumoto (20:00) to a time limit draw.  Sakura is successful in her first defense.
5. Kaori Yoneyama & Hailey Hatred defeated Kay Lee Ray & Riho (11:01) when Yoneyama used a Thai Back Roll Pin on Riho.
6. Nanae Takahashi defeated Morii (16:05) with a Refrigerator Bomb.

DIANA's teenage phenom Sareee

She brings heavy artillery against Hanako Nakamori

Hanako charges back

Sareee brings a little chin music

Sareee with a big splash

Hanako rides Sareee

But Hanako gets the pin

. . . and the smack-talk op

Emi defends her EVE title

Hiroyo strikes a classic pose

Hiroyo in a momentary mild mood

Emi keeps the emerald EVE belt

Emi works over Hiroyo

those great close-ups

Emi is Miss Intensity!

Tag Team:  Riho and Kay Lee Ray

Kay Lee Ray in her Japanese debut

She teams with precocious Joshi teen star Riho

KLR focuses v Hailey Hatred

Hailey brings the stiff heat

Riho brings double knees against Kaori Yoneyama

Dangerous youngster:  Riho

Hailey tries to make Riho submit

Takahashi kicks Morii

Nanae Takahashi

Saturday, December 29, 2012

LLPW Harley Saito retires; Two Rookies Introduced

LLPW-X Rookies:  Mizuki Kaminade (left) and Saki Watanabe (right)      Photo: Youji Kawauchi

Ladies Legend Pro Wrestling -X featuring some of the great veteran wrestlers who contributed so dramatically to the heyday of Joshi Wrestling in the early 1990's, had an important year-end show.  It was important for two reasons.  First veteran Harley Saito retired after 26 years in the ring with LLPW as a reliable mid-carder.  To the surprise of many, this small, sporadic promotion introduced two rookies last night at Tokyo Akasaka BLITZ arena.  The rookies Saki Watanabe and Mizuki Kaminade were paired as a tag team and they faced Shinobu Kandori and Takako Inoue.  For those keeping track of such things, Kandori now runs and operates LLPW and Takako recruits and trains new talent.  From all accounts the rookies produced a serviceable first match, so we will see where there fortunes take them.  Many former wrestlers, including Michiko Ohmukai (see photo below), came to the event to pay tribute to Saito and see some of their old friends.

Michiko Ohmukai (left) with her two children and retiring veteran Harley Saito
Photo credit:  unknown

Photos by Youji Kawauchi

Rookies Kaminade and Watanabe v Takako and Kandori

Kandori sends Kaminade to the ropes

Kaminade's cross body backfired

Watanabe takes her turn against the feared Shinobu

Things do not end well for the rookies

. . . but they get a hug from trainer Takako anyway

Dump Matsumoto took on Tomoka Nakagawa

Dump having her way, both inside . . .

. . . and outside the ring!

What a great tag team matchup with Ayumi and Meiko taking on Takako and Toyota

Manami's big boot rattles Ayumi's jaw

Is age 40+ Manami limited in any way? Moonsault!

Ayumi suckers Takako into the arm submission

Meiko in the Toyota roll

but her backfist comes in handy

Manami unloads a massive German suplex on Ayumi

Ayumi pumps up the crowd

Flying doubles knees to Takako's chin

Takako has a back fist of her own

Ayumi flies to the outside

Dictionary Definition of Missile Drop Kick

Manami Toyota with the cover

Harley Saito Retires
Stats:  Harley's first match was August 17, 1986
She has been wrestling for 26 years 
She leaves the ring at age 45.

Harley acknowlesges the fans at BLITZ