AtoZ 2003-2005 DVD VHS

AtoZ TV 8/2/03 Major Joshi Puroresu A to Z Grand Opening ATTENTION PLEASE taped 7/25/03 Kawasaki-shi Taiikukan
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

Yukari Kitao vs. Mirai

GAMI vs. Bullfight Sora

Allison Danger & Sachie Abe vs. Rie Tamada & baby*A

Ai Fujita vs. Mika Nishio

Mima Shimoda & April Hunter vs. Mariko Yoshida & Leona

Yumiko Hotta vs. AKINO

AtoZ TV 9/21/03 taped 9/13/03 Tokyo Ariake Coliseum
-2hr. Q=Perfect

Mika Nishio vs. Mirai 4:41 of 8:15. They stepped it up for the big show. Competent wrestling with good energy. Lots of big chops, which Mirai did well.

Yukari Kitao vs. Bullfight Sora 4:55 of 7:08. Kitao's offense is different because she incorporates judo in some new ways. Unfortunately, she made several mistakes. Sora showed nothing.

Masked Women vs. Extreme: baby A & Ofune & Bolshoi Kid vs. GAMI & Rufisto & Sel Del Rey 3:44 of 13:24. Awful chaotic slop. GAMI's team dominated, but surprisingly she took the bump into the tacks and was pinned.

Sachie Abe vs. Rie Tamada 2:49 of 8:52. Not a boring match as Abe kept the moves coming, but probably pretty bad. Between the two of them it seemed someone would find a way to make the execution less than perfect.

Rena Takase vs. Azumi Hyuga 2:58 of 14:58. Looked good. Takase has finally added some junior style offense to complement her submissions.

Mima Shimoda Intai Jiai: Mima Shimoda vs. Ai Fujita 18:19. Run of the mill Shimoda singles match that was not memorable for her in any way, but her unselfishness at least theoretically helped her less experienced opponent. Typical Fujita match with hot moves, but the wrestlers not working together in a way that made either look better. Fujita never got any better when it came to taking or selling, and this was kind of sloppy with some pathetic punches. Shimoda did her typical good job brawling, bloodying Fujita early with a chair. She threw in a few hot moves like the Hokuto tope con hilo, but in general she doesn't excel in the spectacular and Fujita doesn'te excel in the brawl. I thought they'd incorporate that into the story, but after Fujita started succeeding in her own style for some reason she switched back to Shimoda's and Shimoda came right back. ASARI, Maekawa, Kazama, Tateno, Toyota, Yamada, etc. were there for the retirement ceremony. **3/4

Man vs. Women Handicap Match: Mima Shimoda & Etsuko Mita vs. Jinsei Shinzaki 6:15. Everyone wanted to see LCO one last time, but to have a highly successful hellraising heel duo go out by jobbing to a lazy no selling man? Even if they wanted a man for something different, a spotlight kid like Shinzaki is not the type you want when you are purportedly attempting to honor someone else. I just don't know what they were thinking, but then I've been saying that throughout the decline into oblivion. Why not LCO vs. Yamada & Toyota who were from the same rookie class and in attendance anyway? The unscheduled match started with Shimoda attacking Shinzaki after her ceremony. With Shinzaki poised to deliver his praying powerbomb, Mita's music played starting the not so extreme handicap match. Shinzaki looked very uncomfortable working with the women, and made it way too obvious he was allowing them to do their moves to him. Of course, he'd only take if he was double teamed, and thus would have his way with the other once he hurt one. DUD

A to Z The Best of Best: Yumiko Hotta & Mariko Yoshida vs. Momoe Nakanishi & AKINO 19:26. At least this show made an attempt to feature some younger and lesser name wrestlers. Momoe was flying all over the place and her team showed good teamwork and timing. As long as Yoshida was in just about everything looked good. Good start with her and AKINO on the mat, but quickly devolved into the usual mindless spectacle. Drastic pace changes (declines) when Hotta came in. She sold double teams and got countered once in a while, but always came right back. By 10:00 they were trying to make you believe it was over, so there was a bit of drama just from the fact the finishing sequence was so long. Shimoda came out with glasses and a sexy suit after the match and formed a group with Fujita, Nishio, Ofune, and baby A. The rest of the wrestlers on the show sided with Hotta or Momoe. ***1/4

A to Z TV 11/15/03 PERFECT CHOICE 1st AtoZ World Champion Title Decision Tournament taped 11/9/03 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

Bullfight Sora vs. Sarah Del Ray 5:12 of 8:43

A to Z World Championship Tournament Reserve Match: GAMI vs. Mika Nishio 3:45 of 8:08

A to Z World Championship Tournament Semifinal: Momoe Nakanishi vs. Ai Fujita 11:43 of 13:36

A to Z World Championship Tournament Semifinal: Mariko Yoshida vs. Yumiko Hotta 11:29 of 12:56

Z-SPIRITS vs. Team ARSION: Sachie Abe & Mirai& Yukari Kitao vs. Rie Tamada & AKINO & Leona 17:16 of 19:07

A to Z World Championship Tournament Final: Momoe Nakanishi vs. Mariko Yoshida 13:42

AtoZ TV 1/7/04 WORLD MAX FINAL 2003 taped 12/25/03 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
-2hr. Q=TV Master

baby A vs. Yukari Kitao

Sachie Abe vs. Bullfight Sora

Rie Tamada vs. Kaori Yoneyama

Command Bolshoi & Tsubasa Kuragaki vs. Rena Takase & Mika Nishio

Mariko Yoshida vs. GAMI

Momoe Nakanishi & Mirai vs. Yumiko Hotta & Kaoru Ito

Momoe Nakanishi & Leona vs. Yumiko Hotta & Kaoru Ito

AtoZ Jiai Chukei 3/16/04 NEW REVOLUTION 2004 taped 2/29/04 Tokyo
-2hr. Q=TV Master

Policewo~man vs. Bullfight Sora 6:49 of 10:19

Sachie Abe vs. Momoe Nakanishi 8:46 of 14:12

Kumiko Maekawa vs. Rie Tamada 3:17

Kayo Noumi vs. Yumiko Hotta 13:26 of 14:37

Mika Nishio & Leo-na vs. Mirai & Yukari Kitao 3:39

Mika Nishio & Leo-na vs. Mirai & Bullfight Sora 14:19 of 16:11

AtoZ World title match: GAMI vs. Yumiko Hotta (Match was restarted, total time was 26:00)

AtoZ TV 4/25/04 FUTURE GIRLS FIGHTING taped 4/3/04 Tokyo Media Studio Dream Mega
& AtoZ TV 9/7/04 Rie Tamada Retirement taped 8/22/04 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect


Emi Sakura vs. Bullfight Sora

Kyoko Kimura vs. Yukari Kitao

Rie Tamada vs. Sachie Abe

Mika Nishio vs. Leona

Yumiko Hotta & Kumiko Maekawa vs. GAMI & Mirai


Rie Tamada & GAMI vs. Mirai & Bullfighter Sora & Kana

2/3 Falls: Rie Tamada & GAMI vs. Mirai & Bullfighter Sora

PIKO vs. Sachie Abe

Yumiko Hotta & Leona vs. Mika Nishio & Momoe Nakanishi

FINAL REUNION: Rie Tamada & Kumiko Maekawa & Michiko Omukai vs. Mariko Yoshida & AKINO & GAMI. Tamada’s retirement match sees her teaming with the other remaining AJW class of 1991 wrestlers against her fellow ARSION alumni.

M's style Jiai Chukei 4/20/04 taped 4/4 Tokyo Differ Ariake
-2hr. Q=TV Master

Baby-M vs. Tsubasa Kuragaki 7:50

Bolshoi Kid vs. Teruko Kagawa 6:44

Ai Fujita vs. Kayo Noumi 11:13

Makai Majo # 1 & Makai Majo # 2 vs. Mariko Yoshida & Michiko Omukai 14:43

WWWA TAG TEAM TITLES: Nanae Takahashi & Ayako Hamada vs. AKINO & Momoe Nakanishi 33:20

AtoZ TV 5/11/04 Future Girl's Fighting 2004 taped 5/4/04 Tokyo
-2hr. Q=TV Master

Bullfight Sora vs. Sarubobo Mask 5:27

Rie Tamada vs. Yukari Kitao 3:35

leo-na vs. Teruko Kagawa 5:00

Sachie Abe vs. Sumie Sakai 8:15

Mirei vs. Kyoko Kimura 8:29

Kumiko Maekawa vs. GAMI 14:38

AtoZ World Title Match: Yumiko Hotta vs. Mika Nishio 13:56

AtoZ TV 7/24/04 1st ANNIVERSARY MAINSTREAM taped 7/19/04 Kanagawa Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

Ofune vs. Bullfight Sora

Flesh Girl's Fighting: Natsumi Mizushima vs. Kana

Battle of J-Connection: Sachie Abe & Teruko Kagawa vs. The Bloody & Maru

Rie Tamada Retirement Road 3rd: Azumi Hyuga & Yoshiko Tamura & Genki Misae vs. Rie Tamada & GAMI & PIKO

Future Manifest: Saki Maemura vs. Mirai

Revive Violence: Amazing Kong vs. Mima Shimoda

Battle of A-Connection: Mariko Yoshida vs. Leona

Battle of Z-Connection: Takako Inoue vs. Mika Nishio

CLIMAX: Yumiko Hotta & Kumiko Maekawa vs. Momoe Nakanishi & Nanae Takahashi

AtoZ Handheld Best of Sara Del Rey in Japan: 2005
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

Sara Del Rey vs. Manami Toyota 4/23/05

Sara Del Rey vs. Hiroyo Moto 5/1/05

Sara Del Rey vs. Mika Nishia 5/1/05

Sara Del Rey vs. Manami Toyota 3/26/05

Sara Del Rey & Mika Nishia vs. Manami Toyota & Mima Shimoda 4/27/05

Sara Del Rey vs. Yumiko Hotta 4/28/05

Sara Del Ray & Mika Nishio vs. Nattie Neidhart & Yuka Nakamura 4/30/05

Sara Del Ray vs. Manami Toyota 4/6/05

AtoZ 2nd ANNIVERSARY THE GENERAL WAR AtoZ vs. Gaiteki-gun 8/7/05 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1 1/2hr. Q=Near Perfect

Kana vs. Saki Maemura

Sasori vs. Sachie Abe

Amazing Kong vs. Sara Del Ray

Manami Toyota vs. Mika Nishio

Mima Shimoda & Kyoko Inoue vs. Dump Matsumoto & ZAP T

Yumiko Hotta vs. Kumiko Maekawa

AtoZ DOJO DX Highlights 2/27, 4/3, 6/26, 7/17, & 8/28/05

Kana gives a tour of the AtoZ Dojo