Oz Academy


2/18 Tokyo SHIBUYA-AX 1,050 sellout
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 TOKYO
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.

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