Hikaru Shida vs Aja Kong
We already know the result here. The question is when and how?
Ray and Leon vs A*Y*U*M*I and Noki-A
Noki-A is just AKINO and her parner is Ayumi Kurihara. Not that it wasn't obvious.
Sareee and Nao Komatsu vs Manami Toyota and Meiko Satomura
Yeah, some young girls are going to be paying some dues here.
|Manami Toyota is rocking the AKB48 hairstyle!|
|Poor Nao Komatsu gets injured after a Toyota tope on her. Hope she will be okay.|
Elimination Match -Chikayo Nagashima, Carlos Amano, Sonoko Kato and Tsubasa Kuragaki vs Mio Shirai, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Tomoka Nakagawa and Yumi Ohka
|Carlos gets eliminated|
Ran Yu-Yu Retirement: Ran Yu-Yu vs Mayumi Ozaki
Well, this is it for Ran Yu-Yu. She's had around a 15 year career and she's been pretty good for most of it. She's usually a decent to good worker and she's been a midcard staple for the last few years. Other than that, I don't have a lot more to say. I think a lot of people liked her more than I did, but they probably saw more of her high end stuff, which I didn't. She's moving onto greater things I suppose and I'm surprised to see her retire since she only works a few times a month, but clearly her best days are behind her. I'm probably going to remember her for the odd designs she would braid into her hair and her team with Toshie Uematsu. I always find joshi retirements a little sad because it reminds you of how great joshi was at one point and how rocky of a future joshi has.
|Toshie Uematsu did a run in|
|Dynamite Kansai/Miss A returned as well|
Ran Yu-Yu and Carlos Amano vs Dynamite Kansai and Mayumi Ozaki
|Kansai suplexes her own partner|
Lioness Asuka made an appearance for it:
|Police slapped Ran with flowers|
|Ran's mom and dad stopped by|
|They showed a pic of Ran as a baby from 1975.|
|Ran's first match|
|JWP's old Big Four of Ran Yu-Yu, Azumi Hyuga, Kana Misaki and Carlos Amano|
|Ran in Jungle Jack 21|
|Ran's retirement party with Ozaki in a kimono!|
Overall thoughts: Not a bad show by Oz Academy. The main was still the usual Oz junk but the retirement was nice and everything else was fine.