REINAxWORLD's Big Three: Mia Yim, Aoi Ishibashi, and Aki Kambayashi
In one of the featured matches on this card, Mia Yim teamed with Aki Kambayashi to take on Australian wrestlers Charlie Simone and Alex Lee. The match was full of heavy-hitting action for more than 15 minutes. Mia won the match for the RxW team using her Sky Yim finisher on Alex Lee.
But the big news on this day was the return to action of Aoi Ishibashi, the young superstar of RxW akin to Sareee in Diana or Riho in Ice Ribbon. Aoi had been out since last May with a broken collarbone. RxW fans were crushed and missed her at every show. Mia helped pick up the slack when she arrived, but Aoi was still missed. Her exuberant return last Sunday energized the whole company. Welcome back, Aoi!!
The photos below are from Luke Matsuki
Mia and Aki
Mia tries to submit Alex early on with an arm bar
Mia and Aki humiliate Alex Lee
Aki gets her licks in too
Mia unloads some lethal kicks
Mia continues to pummel Alex
Alex Lee takes still more abuse
Bambi was also in action
. . . as was the dynamic Aoi Ishibashi, back from a broken collarbone
REINAxWORLD's joshi team
Mia looks fantastic!
Attention REINAxWORLD fans: On Sunday, Dec. 23, Mia Yim & Aoi Ishibashi will face Aki Kambayashi and Mini Tomato in a Holiday tag match. Mia and Aoi, the darlings of the company, will be the high-energy "face" team. It should be a fun match. Mia/Aoi could make a dominant tag team for any other team of wrestlers.