JWP MONTHLY JWP No. 6 9/90 JWP 4th Anniversary Memorial
Mayumi Ozaki & Rumi Yasuda & Yukari Osawa vs. Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko & Miki Handa 15:30. Cuty started to turn the corner here, though some credit for her improved work belongs to Ozaki, as their chemistry has always resulted in better than average showings for Cuty. Ozaki has little competition for the crown of JWP’s best wrestler, but she still needs some better partners. The match was one wrestler away from legitimate quality, but instead it was erratic with Osawa & Yasuda predictably dragging the bout down. Ozaki vs. Plum was impressive, and they saved that for the stretch run as they are the only wrestlers involved who have much offense. **1/2
Tag Tournament 1st Round: Harley Saito & Miss A vs. Eagle Sawai & Moon Ayako 1:20 of 12:53.
Tag Tournament 1st Round: Shinobu Kandori & Rumi Kazama vs. Devil Masami & Itsuki Yamazaki 3:35 of 14:37. Eagle ran in to deliver a chair shot to Devil. Kazama bled, and at one point was slow to get up so the ref stopped it to major booing.
Tag Tournament Final: Devil Masami & Itsuki Yamazaki vs. Miss A & Harley Saito 24:34 of 30:00. Long slow-paced match that was built properly and well executed. Everyone exhausted themselves, which was a good. The bad thing is they made the mind boggling decision to do a full time draw as the final of a one night tournament. The match would have been better in all aspects at 20 minutes with a winner, but even though the league asked too much of them and hung them out to dry, no one can fault the worker’s efforts. The bulk of the match centered around Devil & Yamazaki working Harley’s knees, setting Miss A up for the hot tag. At one point, A tried to take matters into her own hands by lariating Devil, but Devil tagged Yamazaki, who stopped Harley just short of the tag. ***1/2