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Ryo Mizunami vs. Takumi Iroha (WAVE, 4/19/2017)

18 May 2017 - 04:06 AM

Regina di WAVE Championship: Ryo Mizunami © vs. Takumi Iroha


Iroha doesn't make tape very often so it's always interesting to see what new techinques she has learned in the untaped abyss. This didn't quite reach the level of Mizunami's title matches against Ohata and Haruhi on the epic scale, but the action was straight-forward and solid. One gripe I had was the moment when Mizunami's hits a desperation Hot Limit; Iroha had been dominating so much that Mizunami could barely stand and she's just lifted up and takes the reverse piledriver with no resistance. At least wiggle your feet or something! ***1/4

Saki-sama vs. Rika Tatsumi (Tokyo Joshi Pro, 5/14/2017)

15 May 2017 - 02:46 AM

Saki-sama vs. Rika Tatsumi


Tatsumi has brought a doctor to prove that Saki-sama's maid Martha is actually a man in diguise and should not be allowed to compete in a women's wrestling promotion. Saki-sama was vicious here, knocking the wind out of the little vampire with hard kicks. The PK while Tatsumi was helplessly trapped in Paradise Lock-position was sadistic stuff. I loved it. Tatsumi's sympathetic selling and bumping is wonderful, although I thought her comebacks were on the soft side. Good match with a fun angle attached to it that led to a shocking twist ending. ***1/2

Chihiro Hashimoto & DASH Chisako vs. Hikaru Shida & Rina Yamashita (Sendai Girl...

14 May 2017 - 06:14 AM

Chihiro Hashimoto & DASH Chisako vs. Hikaru Shida & Rina Yamashita


Shida-sama & Yamashita have a parejas increíbles-esque dynamic in this match, and that made things very interesting. They're attacking each other, making aggressive tags, Shida tries to use Yamashita as a weapon; but, they still prove to be a cohesive, well-oiled duo. The hard-hitting segments between Hash and Rina were awesome, and there's a shinai spot here that was topnotch slapstick. DASH reprises her role as Chihiro's designated FIP, but she gets the fall this time! And so continues the endless Shida/DASH feud. ***3/4

Alex Lee vs. Yako Fujigasaki (Sendai Girls, 4/9/2017)

14 May 2017 - 01:22 AM

Alex Lee vs. Yako Fujigasaki
I don't know how this happened, but I liked an Alex Lee singles match! I mean, she is still boring as a personality (at least until she debuts in her Ozaki-gun gear!), but this was solid. I dig these types of short yet 'focused' singles matches. Lee connected a couple of snug kicks and knees, and generally put on a good show, and Yako gets better every time I see her. It has taken years, but Lee is showing signs of improvement! She should stick to joshi forever and become Bosnia's Debbie Malenko. ***1/4

「Kotori」& Riho vs. Masahiro Takanashi & Emi Sakura (Gatoh Move, 3...

11 May 2017 - 05:04 AM

Asia Dream Tag Team Championship:「Kotori」& Riho © vs. Masahiro Takanashi & Emi Sakura

Riho loses it and starts kicking Sakura in the face! When you anger Riho, shit is getting real. This was an incredible match, where they paid attention to the details and worked at a mesmerizing pace. There are wild spots here that are an excellent display of timing and balance because one minor screw up could disrupt the flow of an entire sequence. Emi Sakura was so caught up in the action that she burst into tears during the match, but fortunately that played well into the narrative. There's a great deal of drama here, like the maestros are teaching their students a harsh lesson. ****3/4