2/18 Tokyo SHIBUYA-AX
Ozaki & Kansai & Nagashima beat Chigusa & Aja & Bloody
when Ozaki pinned Bloody in her tequila sunrise at 10:01.
Satomura & Sakai defeated Nagashima & Carlos when Satomura used
her Death Valley bomb on Nagashima at 12:05.
Kyoko pinned Sugar in her Niagara driver at 8:39.
Devil & Lioness defeated Hokuto & Carlos when Devil lariated
Carlos at 14:30.
Short show from bell to bell since these were the only 4 matches
Even though the
Oz Academy disbanded when Sugar Sato & Chikayo Nagashima turned
on Mayumi Ozaki last May, there will be a 5th Oz Academy show on 2/18
at Tokyo SHIBUYA-AX. The bizarre thing is the lineup seems to have been
made as if the show had taken place a year ago, basically acting as
if the turns never happened and it was the regular show where Sugar
loses a "big" match to a veteran and all Ozaki's friends team
up. For example, Ozaki & Nagashima are teaming in the main event
even though they had been feuding for months. Anyway, the lineup is
Ozaki & Kansai & Nagashima vs. Chigusa & Aja & Bloody,
Nagashima & Carlos vs. Satomura & Sakai, Sato vs. Kyoko, and
Hokuto & Carlos vs. Devil & Lioness.
4/16 Tokyo Zepp
Keith Watanabe's report:
It was a good show in the sense that I never saw GAEA/Oz before. Aja
Kong vs. Chikayo Nagashima was really good because Aja is awesome at
structuring matches. Nagashima assaulted Aja's arm so she wouldn't get
nailed with the uraken. She pulled off a lot of hit and run tactics.
Aja surprisingly wrestled a bit of submission in this match; very ARSION-ish
in the early portion. Aja won with an Argentine backbreaker at 12:37.
Kaori Nakayama beat Sakura Hirota in 7:12 was bad comedy. If you know
about the girls that have the god awful white face makeup, then you'd
realize that Sakura was making fun of them on this show. It was scary.
KAORU vs. Sugar Sato was a bunkhouse match where they had all these
weapons in the ring. Both started on the stage then rushed to the ring.
Some of the spots that KAORU pulled off were insane. She did a double
footstomp off the top of the ladder from the ring through Sugar who
was set up on a table. KAORU also did a moonsault off the top of the
ladder to Sugar on the floor. Both bled pretty heavily. Sugar is huge
right now. She was mainly bumping here, but she did one interesting
spot where she stuffed KAORU in a barrel and hit it with a hammer. Sugar
did a Ligerbomb on a bunch of chairs at 15:36 for the upset win.
Mayumi Ozaki & Rieko Amano vs. Chigusa Nagayo & Dynamite Kansai
was good because Ozaki and Kansai have a magic about them when they
work with each other in the ring. Amano also looked good here, but got
pinned in Kansai's splash mountain at 13:37.
Too much happened in Mayumi Ozaki & Carlos Amano & Sugar Sato
& Chikayo Nagashima & Kaori Nakayama beat Chigusa Nagayo &
Dynamite Kansai & Sakura Hirota & Aja Kong & KAORU in the
main event when Chikayo pinned Hirota with her fisherman buster at 11:37.
Too much happened to really recall. It should've been a lot better though,
or at least longer. The Bunkhouse match was more memorable probably
because Hirota wasn't in that match.
The card for the
4th Oz Academy show on 4/16 at Tokyo ZEPP TOKYO is as follows:
Mayumi Ozaki & Carlos Amano & Sugar Sato & Chikayo Nagashima
& Kaori Nakayama vs. Chigusa Nagayo & Dynamite Kansai &
Sakura Hirota & Aja Kong & KAORU. It's good that Amano is back
in the fold after a long absence. There's a few slugs here, but enough
quality to make up for them.
Ozaki & Amano vs. Chigusa & Kansai. Ozaki has always gotten
Kansai to fire up in the past, so this show will probably have two of
her only good performances of the year. The problem with this match
is that due to JWP's wonderful booking, no one is going to believe Amano's
team can win. One would think that Ozaki's team would lose this and
then get their revenge in the final.
Sugar vs. KAORU in a bunkhouse match. A disaster waiting to happen.
Kaori vs. Hirota for the 100th time. This was the second match on the
3rd Oz Academy show as well, and it was so not good once Hirota stopped
making fun of Kaori's disgraceful Milky gimmick.
Chikayo vs. Aja. This was the opener on the 3rd Oz Academy show as well,
and it was the best match on the show. The only problem is Aja made
it impossible for the fans to give Chikayo a chance, and I'd expect
more of the same antics from her here even though Chikayo is a really
good worker these days and the only point of doing this match again
is to show her progression against a highly ranked opponent.