Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sendai Girls 1/6/2019

Sendai Girls 1/6/2019

I'm just doing selected matches here.

Ayame Sasamura vs Millie McKenzie
They go to the mat to start. Ayame gets a sleeper in and Millie turns it into a single leg crab. Ayame pounds on her somw with forearms and tries to armbar her but Millie slips out. Ayame rides on her and puts her shin down in her throat, then they do the usual stand off. Millie takes her back down to the mat, and pounds on her as she grabs the arm. They get back up and Millie does Cima's armdrag into a pin attempt. She goes up top and Ayame throws her off. Ayame then dropkicks her as she is on her knees. Ayame does a bronco buster type move on her in the corner and Millie comes back with forearms. She then flys at her with a euro uppercut and does a spinning neckbreaker. They trade forearms and Millie spears her good off the ropes. Ayame hits a big body slam on her then puts her in a sleeper. Millie gsts out and octopus stretches her, but Ayame fights out and puts on another sleeper. Millie hits the ropes to get out and they meet in the middle of the ring with Ayame getting an STO. Millie hits an a cutter then wins it with 2 germans. I liked the matwork part of the match and wish they had just stuck with it. Nothing was really bad about this and Millie looked good out there.

DASH Chisako vs Mei Hoshizuki
Mei tries a handshake to start, but Dash slaps it away. Mei then hits some dropkicks on her. They trade some forearms with Mei's not doing much to Dash. Dash dropkicks her through the ropes and chairs her right in front of the ref. Dash picks on her more and x-factor's her. Dash camel clutches her. Mei throws more weak forearms and gets slapped and kicked. Mei then ducks a forearm, then dropkicks Dash and flurries her with forearms. Dash returns the favor and slaps her, and then crabs her. Dash tries to german her but gets rolled up and then backslided for 2. Mei hits more dropkicks that Dash doesn't sell much until about the 10th one knocks her down. Dash missile dropkicks her from the top then dropkicks her for 2. Dash double stomps her, then does it from the second rope and the third rope for the win. Total waste of time squash.

Chihiro Hashimoto vs Sareee
They lock up and chain wrestle. They trade forearms and Saree does a springboard armdrag off the second rope, then they stare down. They fight over a german and Chihiro ends up on top of her with a side headlock. Sareee double stomps Chi on the back twice and indian deathlocks her, even pulling on the hair to do so. Chi drives her into the corner and they both catch each other coming off the ropes. Chi does her flipping senton and misses a 2nd one. Sareee kicks Chi in the back, but Chi catches a front kick. Sareee rolls through on Chi and double stomps her multiple times, then she dropkicks her on the bottom rope. She gets her out and double stomps her from the apron then from the table outside. they trade forearms outside and Sareee gets water wheel dropped on the floor. They get back in and Chi does a flipping senton from the second rope, but Sareee moves when she tries it from the top. She then double stomps her again and then does it from the top twice more. Sareee tries for a tilt-a-whirl headscissors, but Chi blocks it and slams her down, then lariats her. Sareee doesn't sell it though and Chi lariats her a few more times.

Chi then finally hits her top rope flipping senton and gets 2. Chi tries a deadlift german, but gets rolled up, then Sareee does another tilt-a-whirl headscissors into a pint attempt. Sareee hits a great german on Chi for 2. They trade forearms and Sareee slaps her. Chi returns it, then takes a flurry of slaps, but germans Sareee. Sareee gets speared for 2 and reverses a powerbomb for 2. Chi then reverses that. Chi hits a big powerbomb on her for 2. Sareee then hits her with a surprise exploder coming off the ropes, but Chi doesn't sell it much and germans her twice more to win. The match wasn't anything too special, and was short for what it should have been. Sareee also went a lot more even with Hash then she should have. It was still alright, but really not anything close to what they could have done here. I also really disliked the no selling at the end, since they really hadn't done enough to get there.

Friday, May 24, 2019

PURE-J Big Top 4/11/2019

PURE-J Big Top 4/11/2019

Pics and gifs to come later. I'm skipping the comedy integender trios match. I'm going to bet on the fact that it will not be Misawa/Kawada 6/3/94.

WANTED - KAZUKI and Rydeen Hagane vs Ayumi Hayashi and Momo Tani
Wanted gets attacked early and Hayashi tries to get the quick roll up but can't. Hayashi's weak strikes do nothing to Rydeen. Kazuki rides her with a single leg crab. She hits the ropes, but the ref pulls her off and allows her to keep the hold on which isn't right. Rydeen backbreaker's Hayashi and Momo comes in and stops it. The ref allows her to stay in the ring fighting for a good 30 seconds or so before making her get out. Momo then gets beaten up by Rydeen. Momo tries to sunset flip Rydeen, but she just sits on her. Momo and Hayashi step on Rydeen together as Momo gets in some offense. Hayashi puts Rydeen in the sleeper but Rydeen gets out. Ayumi and Momo try to work on Kazuki but get nowhere. They continue to get beaten up by both Wanted members and Kazuki wins it with a top rope footstomp or knee drop. This wasn't any good at all with both sides having pretty weak offense and the result never being in question. There really weren't even any highlights to gif.

Leon vs Yako Fujigasaki

Leon gets whipped in the ropes then misses a lawndart spear in the corner to start off. Leon rushes in the corner and sees Yako's big boot, then stops right in her tracks. Leon grabs her like a bulldog and heads up the ropes but Yako drops her on her back, the does a running hip attack to her. Yako goes onto the second rope and Leon tries to run back out of the way, but Yako hip attacks her. She then runs the apron and hip attacks Leon again, then does 4 more in-ring. Yako runs at Leon for another one and gets tilt-a-whirl backbreaker'd then put in a very high texas cloverleaf. Leon tries to spear her in the ropes, but she moves and Leon goes to the apron. Yako then tries to hip attack her through the ropes, but ends up sitting and then gets kicked there. Leon spears her twice more for 2. More hip attacks by Yako until Leon hits another spear. Leon hits a frogsplash from the top and another spear. Yako hits a Cuty Special and more hip attacks. Yako tries another hip attack but gets caught and german'd. Leon runs the ropes at high speeds then beats her with a spear. This was nothing but spears and hip attacks. Really. I didn't know you could do so many in one match. Atleast Leon's spears look good.

Sonoko Kato vs Manami Katsu

They test strength early and Kato hits some hard shots on Katsu. Katsu gives her some hard ones back and we are off to a good start. Kato somersaults on her off the apron. They get on the mat for a bit. Katsu tries a bulldog, but Kato pushes her off and kicks her. Kato then cannonball's her in the corner and leg drops her from the middle rope. Katsu comes back with a hard lariat, a face kick, then a bulldog. Katsu hits a double underhook backbreaker and goes for another but is backdropped. Kato lights her up with kicks. Kato dragon sleeper's her, but she hits the ropes. Kato then high kicks her and does a somersault koppo from the top. Kato's kick gets blocked and she takes a hard forearm. They trade good forearms again and Katsu goes under a kick to turn it into an ankle lock. She then grounds her with it.

Katsu does some hard kicks on a downed Kato then face kicks her through the ropes, then knee dives on her through the ropes. They meet in the middle with forearms then Katsu gets german'd, laying them both out. Katsu blocks an axe kick, but takes a euro uppercut then michinoku drivers her. Katsu climbs the rope with Kato standing and then Katsu hits her diving elbow on her standing opponent, then does another diving elbow after. Kato hits a german for 2 and goes for a leg drop off the ropes but misses. Then she cradle shocks her for 2. Kato does an axe kick from below, not above, and then dragon suplexes her for a close 2. Kato and Katsu then slap each other and Kato hits a buzzsaw kick for 2. She then puts her up for the alabama slam and then drops down to win it. This was okay, but nothing too special. Went a little too long and I thought they should have done more strikes since theirs were real good.

Chikayo Nagashima vs Hanako Nakamori

Chikayo offers a hand to start, then Hanako slaps it and kicks her. Then she kicks her more and face kicks her out of the ring. She then hits a running knee off the apron on her. Hana goes for a suplex, but Chikayo punches her hard in the gut, then eventually bulldogs her. Hana does a nice kick flurry on her and stretch muffler's her. Chikayo sits up top and Hana rushes her, then is caught in a hanging armbar. They fight in the stands and then forearm exchange on the entrance ramp. Chikayo ties her up in the ropes, then hits her with a chair. Hana tries a buzzsaw kick on her, but Chikayo blocks it with the chair. Chikayo then sits her on the chair and kenka kicks her over. Chikayo hits a nothern lights suplex for 2 and then gets superplexed and hit with a shining wizard for a 2. Chikayo ducks a buzzsaw kick but then just gets kenka kicked instead. Chikayo germans her for 2, but Hana high kicks her and hits a german of her own. They trade kenka kicks and Chikayo hits a nice exploder on her for 2. Chikayo does a top rope footstomp for 2. Chikay starts bullying her with face kicks and forearms. Hana gets some offense in and destiny hammer's her for 2. they trade pin attempts and Hana buzzsaw kicks her for another 2. Chikayo frankensteiners her and then fisherman busters her for another 2. Chikayo argues with the ref and kicks him low, then grabs a chair. Hana kicks her and she drops it, then Hana hits her with it. Chikayo survives a michinoku driver for 2, and pushes Hana into the ref. She then mists her in the face and hurricanrana's her for the win. This was a fun match. It had a good pace and they showed some emotion out there, along with some snug work. I'm not sure about heel Chikayo though. This was more interesting than I had expected.

Overall thoughts: About what you'd expect from JWP. Nothing too great, though the main was fun. Leon's match and Kato's match were also totally fine.

Wrestle-1 Tour Triumph 2019 5/3/2019

Wrestle-1 Tour Triumph 2019 5/3/2019

More info about the show is here:

El Hijo del Pantera, Manabu Soya & Seigo Tachibana vs. Alejandro, Masayuki Kono & Pegaso Iluminar

Pantera's team is wearing all masks here. Seigo and Pantera chop down Pegaso and do karate poses after. Soya doesn't like it, then they irish whip him, and Soya/Seigo go at it. Seigo gets his mask ripped off and Alejandro and Pegaso beat up people with swimming pool noodles. Kono and Alejandro do a double big boot, but Alejandro is so small his boot doesn't even touch. Pegaso does a nice tope to the outside and Alejandro does a flip tope to the outside. He kneels on the top rope, then flips over and then springboards off the other top rope onto Seigo. Seigo hits a kenka kick > STO > AT Lock, but it gets broken up. Then he goes for a backdrop and flops Ale forward. Ale tries a handstand pin roll-up, but Seigo stops it and kimura's him and wins it. We only got a few minutes of the 6 minutes this got. No idea why it got so little, since it would have been good longer.

Ganseki Tanaka & Takumi Baba vs. Kaz Hayashi & Masayuki Mitomi

When Kaz looks like a giant, that's not a good sign. These guys don't even have profiles on the website. Tanaka has the short black hair and silver/red tights. Tanaka does martial arts and judo throws then armbars Kaz. Mitomi in the pink and black stops it. Baba wheres the black/purple/yellow tights. Tanaka hits some headbutts to the chest and Kaz does a handspring enzugiri. Tanaka and Kaz fight over a backslide and Kaz wins it with a final cut at 8:02. We saw very little of this and it's hard to say much about it.

Reika Saiki vs Kyoko Inoue

I really hope Reika isn't doing a job here. They battle over a lock up to start and Reika hits some forearm shots on Kyoko. She tries to shoulderblock her but gets flung off twice. Reika takes a big Kyoko lariat and Kyoko mongolian chops her. Reika hits a bunch of chest shots which Kyoko doesn't sell all that much, then Reika knocks her down with a lariat. Reika backdrops her and then they go outside where Kyoko takes a hard ride into some chairs. Reika missile dropkicks her for 2 and tries to rack her, but work or shoot, she wasn't getting on her shoulders. Reika tries again and both her legs give out at a bad angle. They go top and Reika takes a hard and dangerous super brainbuster down. Reika tries another torture rack but can't do it and they blow a move. Kyoko lariats her hard twice more. Kyoko then plants her with a sitdown powerbomb a 10:36 to win in an ugly match that made Reika look bad. This was clipped too. There was a ton of botching and Reika almost blew out her back trying to lift up Kyoko.

Andy Wu vs Yusuke Kodama vs El Lindaman

Yusuke wears Eddie Guerrero tights and paints his face like a zombie. Go figure. We join this in progress, with Linda hocking one on Wu. Linda blocks a Yusuke springboard, then teases one of his own, but just boots Wu. Then he laughs about it. Linda tries to rip off Wu's mask. Linda does his version of the water wheel drop on Wu, and kicks the ropes as Kodama tries to get in, crotching him. Wu does an inside to out dive from the second rope. Wu hits a crossbody on the inside that Linda breaks up. Linda tells Wu to get up to the top and help him double team Kodama. Linda lifts Kodama for a backdrop but Wu comes off the top and dropkicks Linda instead. Linda tries a frogsplash on both guys, but both move. Wu hits his tornado kick then a buzzsaw kick for 2. Kodama hits a reverse MK Ultra on Wu then Linda does a nasty relese german on him, then wins it with a nice german out of nowhere. Linda is shocked by it as he wins at 8:43. Linda was entertaining as always, but they didn't get enough time here and it was a waste of all of them. 3 ways are usually also hard enough to work as is, so less time makes it harder.

Falls Count Anywhere, 2 Count Pin Match - CIMA vs Jun Tondokoro
Soya asks for it to be 2 count only for some reason. CIMA's lost a ton of muscle mass. Jun tries various roll-up's early. Cima bodyslams Jun on the floor outside and gets a 1 count. Jun dropkicks Cima from the apron but can't win it. Jun takes Cima up the stairs and they have a nice crowd. They do a cradle near the steps for 1. Cima grabs a fan's drink and hits Jun with it. Then he throws him into the wall and gets a one count. Cima does a weak headram into the steel door near the fans. Cima double knees him and does a cool cradle for 1. Jun hits three weaker top rop dropkicks for 1. Jun tries a fourth one and Cima dodges it then rolls him up again for 1. Cima undoes the middle rope turnbuckle pad and headscissors him into it, but it only gets him a one count. Cima and Soya then argue, but Linda comes in and backdrops Jun. It's still not enough though. Cima undoes another turnbuckle pad and hits Jun with it. Cima goes up top but Soya blocks him and brainbusters him. Jun still can't pin him after that. Linda grabs hairspray to use on him, the ref gets involved, the Cima is sprayed in the eyes and hit with a turnbuckle pad, as Jun wins it. I'm not real sure what this win does for Jun, and the match wasn't real good on its own, not even counting the interference shenanigans that also added nothing to it.

Daiki Inaba and Koji Doi vs Enfants Terribles - Kuma Arashi and Shotaro Ashino

Ashino and Inaba start out, going on the mat. They chain wrestle then do the usual stand-off. Doi and Kuma get in. Doi knocks him down with a shoulder and they shoulderblock and lariat battle, which Kuma wins. Kuma lifts him with no effort in a gutwrench and powerbombs him down, then Ashino does similar to his opponent. Ashino tries to swing Doi but can't get him very far then brock lock's him. Kuma slams him and senton's him for 2. Kuma interrupts Doi's strikes with a claw. Doi goes for a tag so Ashino slips out of the ring and pulls down Inaba, so there is no tag. Doi hits a strong slam into a side slam move and Inaba hits big running forearms on Ashino. Ashino captures his arm then does a great overhead belly to belly on Inaba.

Kuma gets in and samoan drop then senton's him for 2 at 10 minutes. Kuma does a 2nd rope senton for 2. Doi gets back in and senton's Kuma. He chop/forearm combos him and they trade running lariats, which Doi wins. Doi goes into the ropes and Kuma crossbodies him. Ashino lifts up Kuma then Kuma sentons Doi for 2. Doi takes a bunch of shots from both opponents then comes back with half-dragon suplexes on both. Inaba gets back in. Him and Ashino counter each other and Ashino gets put in a standing octopus stretch, which Kuma has to break up. Ashino starts trying with the ankle locks that never win him anything and he prevents an Inaba octopus stretch before doing more ankle locks. He grapevines Inaba on the mat but Doi saves him. Doi cleans house as he gets in. Ashino hits triple big german's then hits a release one on Doi, then another round on Inaba. Ashino hits an exploder suplex into a slam on Inaba Doi last rides Ashino hard as he fights Inaba on the top then Inaba diving headbutts him, which Kuma breaks up. Doi hits a big lariat on Kuma over the ropes and Inaba tiger suplexes Ashino for 2. Inaba hits another octopus on Ashino and forces him to tap at 22:48. This was good. Not great but a solid battle of the hosses with tons of power moves and suplexes.

Wrestle-1 Title - T-Hawk vs Shuji Kondo

Kondo beat Kuma last month to get this shot, which I reviewed here. They duck each other's chops early then trade forearms. Hawk hits some hard chops on him and Kondo comes back with a short DDT when both are on their knees. Kondo hangs him off the middle rope then jumps off the rope with boot and hammers him into the mat. Kondo boots him hard in the face multiple times as Hawk tries to power up. Hawk hits some nasty right hands on Kondo, pushing the ref off. Kondo comes back with hard chops and they chop battle. Kondo downs him with a forearm. Kondo whips him into the ropes and jumps up, but Hawk slams him down. Kondo hits his king kong spear on Hawk for 2. They trade strikes and both go down. Kondo goes up top, but gets chopped down to the floor. Kondo then gets superplexed from the top. Hawk goes for a knee but gets blocked and takes a hard lariat. They exchange more shots and Hawk takes a standing knee to the head which makes both guys fall down. Kondo powerbombs him when they get back up then sit down powerbombs him for another 2 count. They exchange some more strikes and moves very fast with Kondo hitting a few lariats for 2. Kondo comes off the ropes and eats a surprise knee from Hawk at 20 minutes in. They trade more shots and Hawk hits another big knee. Then he does a reverse razor's edge for a close 2 count. Hawk does another nasty running knee and finally wins it at 22:04. I thought they rushed through this and did too much no selling, but the crowd was really into it and they do match-up well. I still liked it some despite that, but it didn't feel like much really mattered. I also believe this was clipped.

Overall thoughts: A rushed show. Nothing got the time it needed to and it hurt the quality. There was also very sneaky clipping throughout and it's hard to rate stuff you didn't get to see. W-1 has a nice variety of people on the show though and has a little bit of something for everyone.