Saturday, January 26, 2013

Stardom Triple Tag

We are going to miss Yuzuki Aikawa after 4/29
All Photos by Resuner Yokoyama 

Stardom's chief draw, Yuzuki Aikawa, who has delivered one of the most successful model-become-wrestler career moves ever made, will call it quits on April 29 after Stardom's big Sumo Hall show.  She is sighting injuries among other things in her rationale for quitting the Stardom ring.  She will be missed.  Female fans admired her; male fans fantasized about her; and in the end she put an awful lot of butts in the Stardom seats over the past two years.  Enjoy these photos from the January 19 Stardom event.

Stardom "MATSUYAMA Wrestle☆Fest 2013"
January 19, 2013
Matsuyama City Multipurpose Community Center
380 fans

1. Kellie Skater defeated Yui Yokoo (05:38) with a Rolling Neckbreaker.
2. Portia Perez defeated Natsumi Showzuki (07:21) with a Running Kneel Kick.
3. Kyoko Kimura & Hailey Hatred defeated Yoshiko & Act Yasukawa (14:24) when Hailey used a Hurricane Driver on Yasukawa.
4. Io Shirai & Mayu Iwatani defeated Natsuki☆Taiyo & Saki Kashima (12:09) when Shirai used a M√°gica de Io on Kashima.
5. Yuzuki Aikawa Last Triumphant Return Match: Yuzuki Aikawa & Hiroyo Matsumoto & Kairi Hojo defeated Nanae Takahashi & Miho Wakizawa & Eri Susa (16:53) when Aikawa used a Yuzupon Kick Blue on Susa.

Yuzuki Aikawa, Kairi Hojo, and Hiroyo Matsumoto

A cautious show of sportsmanship

Yuzuki sporting fiesta colored new gear

Double drop kicks from Eri Susa and Kairi Hojo
Exhibit A:  Why dojo training is so good!

 . . . and another angle . . .

Aikawa probing Susa with kicks

Aikawa swings and misses on Miho Wakizawa

Yuzuki Aikawa with full frontal assault on Miho

Nanae Takahashi hoists Kairi Hojo

Now Matsumoto hoists her teammate

Aikawa climbs the ladder

Yuzuki gets doubled teamed

Nanae catches the lethal kick

Water torture for Waki

Hiroyo taking a page out of Yuzuki's book

Yuzuki love to preen

Winds up for a neck breaker on Nanae

Hiroyo hurls Waki

Matsumoto charges Nanae's team

Yuzuki's powerful kick in Nanae's chest

Brutal German suplex

Hojo in the wrong hands

Aikawa gets a painful ride

Yuzuki bridges for the cover

Knockout blow!

Yuzuki always knows where the camera is

Aikawa's team is victorious

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