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Joshi Mix 4 AJW TV 7/84 & JWP Handheld 1987
-3hr. Q=VG. 1 DVD

AJW TV 7/84 Summer Fighting Series taped Kamagaya Shimin Taiikukan

Noriyo Tateno vs. Jaguar Yokota

All Japan Single Title Match: Itsuki Yamazaki vs. Kanako Nagatomo

Yukari Omori vs. Devil Masami

2/3 Falls: Lioness Asuka & Chigusa Nagayo & Yumi Ogura vs. Dump Matsumoto & Crane Yu & Leilani Kai

AJW TV 7/84

Leilani Kai vs. Jumbo Hori

Lioness Asuka & Yukari Omori vs. Jaguar Yokota & Noriyo Tateno

AJW TV 8/84

2/3 Falls: Lioness Asuka & Chigusa Nagayo vs. Devil Masami & Itsuki Yamazaki

JWP Handheld 1987

Yu Yamasaki vs. Yuki Ito

Dirty Yamato vs. Mayumi Ozaki

Plum Mariko vs. Russian

Esther Moreno & Rumi Kazama vs. Reyna Gallegos & Maiko Tsurugi?

Miss A vs. Monster Ripper

Joshi Mix 7 AJW TV 1/88 & JWP Handheld 1987
-3hr 15min. Q=VG. 1 DVD

AJW TV 1/88 taped Tokyo Murayama Shimin Sports Center

Dump Matsumoto vs. Kazue Nagahori

TV show clip of Dump and Bull beating up teenage Crush Gal fans in their bedroom

1/17/88 Dump press conference announcing retirement; brief clip of 85 hair match; Chigusa Nagayo Sings

variety show clip of Atsushi Onita and Crush Gals cerca 1985

Yumiko Hotta & Mitsuko Nishiwaki vs. Drill Driver & Pirate Kuma

Yumi Ogura & Chigusa Nagayo vs. Lioness Asuka & Mika Komatsu

AJW TV 1/89: Yumiko Hotta & Mitsuko Nishiwaki vs. Bull Nakano & Kumiko Iwamoto

1/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, 2/3 Falls WWWA World Tag Title Decision Match: Toshiyo Yamada & Kyoko Inoue vs. Aja Kong & Bison Kimura

JWP Handheld 1987

Oscal Tomo vs. Ilia Yonemoto

Eden Mabuchi & Smiley Mami vs. La Sirenita & Dirty Yamato

Cuty Suzuki vs. Yu Yamazaki

Yuki Ito vs. Maiko Tsurugi

Esther Moreno & Rossy Moreno vs. Rumi Kazama & Mayumi Ozaki

Miss A vs. Harley Saito

Eagle Sawai & La Briosa & Nancy Kumi vs. Xochitl Hamada & Plum Mariko & Jackie Sato

Joshi Mix 33 JWP Handhelds 1987
-4hr. Q=VG. 1 DVD

JWP HH 1987

Moon Ayako vs. Smiley Mami

The Traitor & Dirty Yamamoto & Maiko Tsurugi vs. Oscal Tomo & Esther Moreno & Plum Mariko

Mika Muramoto (sp?) vs. Cuty Suzuki

Yu Yamazaki vs. Mayumi Ozaki

La Pilota (?) & Rossy Moreno vs. Harley Saito & Rumi Kazama

Yuki Ito vs. Miss A

Eagle Sawai & Nancy Kumi vs. Xochitl Hamada & Jackie Sato

JWP HH 1st half of 1987

Yu Yamazaki vs. Mayumi Ozaki

Maiko Tsurugi & Dirty Yamamoto vs. Cuty Suzuki & Rossy Moreno

Mika Muramoto (sp?) vs. Plum Mariko

Miss A & Lola Gonzales vs. Eagle Sawaii & Yuki Ito

Harley Saito vs. Rumi Kazama

The Lock (Winona Barkley/Winona Little Heart) & Luna Vachon vs. Xochitl Hamada & Shinobu Kandori

Jackie Sato vs. Sherri Martel

JWP HH: Cuty Suzuki vs. Mayumi Ozaki. Cuts off

Joshi Mix 56 JWP Handheld 1987
-1hr 55min. Q=VG

Rumi Kazama sings

Eden Mabuchi vs. Oscal Tomo

Ilia Yonemoto & Yu Yamazaki vs. Smiley Mami & Plum Mariko

Cuty Suzuki vs. Mayumi Ozaki

The Scorpion & The Sniper vs. Esther Moreno & Xochitl Hamada

Eagle Sawai vs. Yuki Ito

Dirty Yamato vs. Rumi Kazama

Miss A & Jackie Sato vs. Harley Saito & Shinobu Kandori

Joshi Mix 191 JWP Handheld 1987 AJW TV 1980
-2hr 45min. Q=Ex/VG. 1 DVD

JWP Handheld 1987

Yu Yamazaki vs Mayumi Ozaki

Ilia Yonemoto vs Yuki Ito

Dirty Yamato vs Esther Moreno

Smiley Mami & Eagle Sawai vs Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko

The Lock & Luna Vachon vs Xochitl Hamada & Harley Saito

Vicky Carranza vs Nancy Kumi

Maiko Tsurugi & Miss A & Sherri Martel vs Rumi Kazama & Shinobu Kandori & Jackie Sato

AJW TV 1980

Jackie Sato sings

Nancy Kumi vs Seiko Hanawa

Mimi Hagiwara & Victoria Fujimi vs Tenjin Masami & Cheryl Day

Golder Pair and Queen Angels sing

AJW TV 1980 2/3 Falls: Jackie Sato & Tommy Aoyama vs Mami Kumano & Yumi Ikeshita. No finish

Joshi Mix 193 JWP Handheld 1987
-4hr. Q=Ex/VG/VG/VG. 1 DVD

JWP Handheld 10/24/87

Yuki Ito vs. The Scorpion. JIP

Smiley Mami & Yu Yamazaki vs. Esther Moreno & Harley Saito

JWP Junior Title Match: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Rumi Kazama

La Bruja & Lola Gonzales vs. Xochitl Hamada & Miss A

JWP Handheld 1987

Smiley Mami vs. Esther Moreno

Cuty Suzuki vs. Yu Yamazaki

Maiko Tsurugi & Dirty Yamato vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Rumi Kazama

La Valietta (?) & Eagle Sawai & Zuleyma vs. Xochitl Hamada & Harley Saito & Miss A

Jackie Sato vs. Shinobu Kandori. End cut

JWP Handheld 1987

Plum Mariko vs. Yuki Ito

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dirty Yamato

? (Russian) vs. Miss A

Maiko Tsurugi vs. Yu Yamazaki

Melina Gallegos (?) & ? (luchadora) vs. Harley Saito & Rumi Kazama

? (African American) vs. Shinobu Kandori

Monster Ripper & ?? vs. Nancy Kumi & Jackie Sato

JWP handheld 1987

Sayumi ? & Maiko Tsurugi & Dirty Yamato vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Ilia Yonemoto & Cuty Suzuki

Eagle Sawai vs. Ilia Yonemoto. end cut

Joshi Mix 195 AJW TV 6/83 JWP Handheld 1987
-3hr 40min. Q=VG except 1st JWP HH poor. 1 DVD

AJW TV 1983: Jumbo Hori & Yukari Omori vs Devil Masami & Tarantula. JIP

AJW TV 6/82 taped Hokkaido Muroran-shi Taiikukan

Lioness Asuka & Nancy Kumi vs Wild Kazuki & Velvet McIntyre

All Pacific Title Match: Jumbo Hori vs Leilani Kai

Mimi Hagiwara vs Kaoru Matsumoto

Yukari Omori & Jaguar Yokota vs Masked Yu & Devil Masami

JWP Handheld 1987 (mostly black & white with flashes of color)

Monster Ripper vs Jackie Sato

Shinobu Kandori vs Lola Gonzales

Maiko Tsurugi & Dirty Yamato vs Oscal Tomo & Ilia Yonemoto

JWP Handheld 1987: Maiko Tsurugi vs Vivian Vachon. No Finish

JWP Handheld 10/24/87

Yuki Ito vs The Scorpion. JIP

Smiley Mami & Yu Yamazaki vs Esther Moreno & Harley Saito

JWP Junior Title Match: Rumi Kazama vs. Mayumi Ozaki

Lola Gonzales & La Bruja vs Xochitl Hamada & Miss A

JWP Handheld 1987

Smiley Mami vs Esther Moreno

Cuty Suzuki vs Yu Yamazaki

Joshi Mix 198 AJW TV 8/80 JWP Handheld 1987
-3hr. Q=VG. 1 DVD

AJW TV 8/80

AJW wrestlers visiting Guam: market, beach, etc...

Chino Sato vs Devil Masami

Lucy Kayama vs Wendi Richter

2/3 Falls: Nancy Kumi & Jackie Sato vs Mami Kumano & Leilani Kai

AJW TV 1981

Yukari Omori & Mimi Hagiwara & Tomoko Kitamura vs. Devil Masami & Mami Kumano & Wendi Richter. JIP

Lucy Kayama vs Yumi Ikeshita

JWP handheld 1987

Oscal Tomo vs Ilia Yonemoto

La Sirenita & Dirty Yamato vs Eden Mabuchi & Smiley Mami

Cuty Suzuki vs Yu Yamazaki

Maiko Tsurugi vs Yuki Ito

Esther Moreno & Rossy Moreno vs Mayumi Ozaki & Rumi Kazama

Miss A vs Harley Saito

Eagle Sawai & La Briosa & Nancy Kumi vs Xochitl Hamada & Plum Mariko & Jackie Sato

JWP That's JWP Shinobu Kandori vs. Devil Masami 7/14/88 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-40min. Q=Master

Shinobu Kandori vs. Devil Masami 22:58 & 4:40

JWP A New Departure Official Release 1988?
-40min. Q=Master

Yu Yamazaki & Xochilt Hamada vs. Cuty Suzuki & Harley Saito

Devil Masami & Miss A & Plum Mariko vs. Rumi Kamama & Xochilt Hamada & Harley Saito

W80 JWP Handheld 1988
-2hr. Q=Ex

Smiley Mami vs. Eden Mabuchi

Oscal Tomo vs. Mika Handa

Mayumi Ozaki & Dirty Yamato & Sachiko Koganei vs. Rumi Kazama & Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko

Yu Yamazaki vs. Reiko Hoshino

Moon Ayako vs. Yuki Ito

JWP Tag Titles: Eagle Sawai & Maiko Tsurugi vs. Miss A & Harley Saito

Shinobu Kandori & Xochitl Hamada vs. Devil Masami & Mitsuyo Mura (Bomber Hikaru)

JWP Tag Match Story Official Release 9/15/88-10/10/89
-1hr 5min. Q=Ex

9/15/88 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko vs. Yuu Yamazaki & Smiley Mami

5/14/89 Fukuoka: Miss A & Harley Saito vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Yukari Osawa

8/13/89 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, Handicap Match: Devil Masami vs. Mami Kitamura & Utako Hozumi

10/10/89 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Dementia & Kimmie Kozak & Maiko Tsurugi vs. Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko & Smiley Mami

JWP Goddesses of Heisei Commercial Tape 2/12/89
-45min. Q=Master

JWP Junior Title Next Challenger Decision Match: Rumi Kazama vs. Plum Mariko

Shinobu Kandori vs. Miss A

JWP Cuty Suzuki Cuty Fight! Commercial Tape
-40min. Q=Ex

Miyagi Kobayashi Shimin Taiikukan: Cuty Suzuki & Harley Saito vs. Moon Ayako & Yukari Osawa

Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Cuty Suzuki vs. Plum Mariko

behind the scenes segments such as wrestling practice, reading in the bedroom, hanging out on the beach, etc

JWP '89 Best Match Collection
-1hr 45min. Q=Gd

    8/13/89 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Jr. Tournament: Plum Mariko vs. The Scorpion 7:38

Jr. Tournament: Rumi Kazama vs. Smiley Mami 7:52

Heavyweight Tournament: Harley Saito vs. Maiko Tsurugi 9:56

11/2/89 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Mayumi Ozaki & Moon Ayako vs. Miss A & Smiley Mami 15:17

4/26/89 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Cuty Suzuki 14:17

    7/13/89 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Devil Masami & Maiko Tsurugi vs. Dementia & Heidi Lee Morgan 10:32

Shinobu Kandori vs. Miss A 15:51

JWP Cuty Special 2 Official Release
& JWP Plum Mariko Special Official Release
-1hr 35min. Q=VG

Cuty Suzuki Special 2

Wrestling practice

8/13/89 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Cuty Suzuki vs. Miki Handa

Dating game

11/19/89: Cuty Suzuki vs. Harley Saito

Plum Mariko Special

11/24/89: Plum Mariko vs. Sachiko Koganei

11/11/89: Plum Mariko vs. Cuty Suzuki

9/15/89: Plum Mariko vs. Mayumi Ozaki

JWP TV New Generation Battle '90 taped 1/7/90 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 45min. Q=PG

Cuty Suzuki vs. Sachiko Koganei 11:03. Entertaining but erratic opener. Koganei’s tagline is “Eye of the Wolf”. She’s the more solid and technical wrestler of the two, but despite being a member of Eagle Sawai’s GUREN-tai heel group, she seems to disappear as the year goes on and Rumi Yasuda gets more of a push. Koganei controls the match, grounding Cuty and stretching her out, which allows Cuty to be the “underdog” babyface who takes a beating but makes the hot comeback with some flying. Both worked hard, but their desire to pull off a good match exceeded their ability to do so. Cuty tried to keep the pace up, but the choreography was rather deliberate, so the bout was better, if less entertaining, with Koganei in control. Cuty pulled out something of a flash pin, so good little heel Koganei attacked her after the match. **

Mayumi Ozaki & Dirty Yamato vs. Plum Mariko & Smiley Mami 11:35. Ozaki & Plum aren’t quite stars, but their rivalry to be the promotions hot up and comer is one of the better ones in 1990 JWP. They didn’t work together that much in this match, as they were saving it for the subsequent battle royal. Plum had her moments, but until the finish Ozaki & Yamato preferred to stomp her than run around with her trading holds. Yamato is one of those boring unskilled bite and rake style heels, and Ozaki unfortunately wasn’t wrestling to her ability due to concentrating on being a rudo. Plum & Smiley did a nice job of putting over Ozaki & Yamato’s brawling on the outside. A good finishing segment helped save the underachieving match. Again, GUREN-tai attacked after the bout. **1/4

Tokyo Cable Network Cup All Star Battle Royal 14:07. The combatants were Devil Masami, Shinobu Kandori, Eagle Sawai, Plum Mariko, Miss A, Cuty Suzuki, Mayumi Ozaki, Moon Ayako, Yuki Ito, Harley Saito, Smiley Mami, Oscar Tomo, Dirty Yamato, Yukari Osawa, & Sachiko Koganei. Japanese battle royals generally pale in comparison to the US ones, as it’s a bunch of random pile ups, but today they actually used the stacks to tell the story of the weak rising up against the strong. The result on this very well booked contest was one of the best battle royals Japan was produced. Of course, it helped that once the ring began to clear they did something that resembled a junior heavyweight wrestling match. The big stars Devil & Kandori locked up at the bell, but Ozaki & Oscar kicked them from behind. Smiley tried a high cross body, but was caught by Devil & Kandori. However, Yamato & Plum dropkicked Smiley’s back to knock Devil & Kandori over, and everyone piled on top to eliminate them. #3 star Miss A was piled on after missing a diving body attack, but she reversed and pinned Harley before departing. This left Eagle as king, with all her GUREN-tai cronies to assist her. However, when Sawai bounced off the ropes A tripped her from the outside and her disciples piled on her for the pin. They split into Sekigun vs. GUREN-tai with Cuty’s friends actually saving her from Ozaki’s pin attempts. It came down to Plum & Oscar vs. Ozaki & Osawa, but when Oscar & Osawa were eliminated after dropkicking each other it made sense that Plum & Ozaki were largely kept apart in the previous tag match. Their segment was a hot one – trading bridging suplexes - that stole the show and justified their being the finalists. Plum had Ozaki pinned in a sunset flip, but GUREN-tai interfered, switching Ozaki to the top while the ref was distracted. Ozaki must have held Plum in the ebigatame for 7 or 8 seconds, as it took a while for the official to get back into position and make the three count. ***

Cuty Suzuki sings

Ishu Kakutogisen 3Min 5Rd: Rumi Kazama vs. Miyuki Takayama R2 0:44. Since Rumi’s strength is supposedly kickboxing, they either need to get a weak kickboxer for her to overwhelm or someone from a different discipline that she can beat the crap out of. Instead of promoting Rumi, the goal of these dreadful worked shoots seems to be proving pro-wrestling is a superior martial art. How else can one explain Kazama taking the striking she does use in her regular matches out of her arsenal, and instead relying on a takedown and submission game that plays no part in her pro matches? Kazama would quickly take Takayama down when she tried to punch. The match was fine when Rumi was on offense, as she showed some diversity in her takedown into submission game. Takayama was so obviously pulling her punches it was embarrassing, flailing her misses and short arming her connections. When she didn’t do a terrible job of faking it, she actually hit Rumi, but the ratio seemed to be 100 pitiful punches to one accidentally good high kick. ½*

Miss A & Miki Handa & Harley Saito vs. Shinobu Kandori & Yuki Ito & Mami Kitamura 9:58. Good combination of action and rivalry, building to a Kandori vs. A singles match but giving others a role and a chance to show their stuff. Kandori is a commanding ring presence. Already a finished product, she helped make the match with her antics. A is a better worker with a far more impressive move set, but she hasn’t really found her character yet. Kandori tagged in, slammed Handa into her corner and helped her tag A for the big confrontation. All the heat was on that pairing, but the others made quick tags, working a fast pace to keep it interesting in between what the fans cared about. Kandori drew A’s ire by coming in and slapping her to break up her half crab on Ito. They wound up brawling to the floor after interfering in Ito vs. Harley, which was a good well matched pairing as Ito another athletic kicker. Kitamura’s tagline is “Powerful Spirit”. She is rather green at this point, but faired pretty well anyway. Fun match, but why so short? ***1/4

Devil Masami vs. Eagle Sawai (tape cuts off 14:39 into bout). Despite being the UWA International Champion and leader of the heel group, Eagle is a big underdog against the legend. Devil dominates both the fast paced running sequences and the slow paced matwork, pretty much putting on a one woman show though Eagle has her moments. To make things worse for Eagle, her knee was injured in a figure 4 as Devil took her time respecting the rope break. In the process of finally breaking the hold, Devil managed to role Eagle off the apron, causing Eagle to come down on the knee. Masami dominated her hobbled opponent, who was unable to come back even with the aid of her acolyte Koganei. A chair was no help either, as Devil took it away and scolded her with a few whacks before the double ring out. A good match, but they could have taken it to the next level if, instead of just putting her in her place, they actually allowed Eagle to shine with the expected comeback. Unfortunately, my tape cut off when they were outside the ring at the count of 8, so I don't quite have the double ring out finish on this version, though ultimately it's still more complete than the comm. ***1/4

JWP New Generation Battle '90 Commercial Tape 1/7/90 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr. Q=Master

Cuty Suzuki vs. Sachiko Koganei 11:03. Entertaining but erratic opener. Koganei’s tagline is “Eye of the Wolf”. She’s the more solid and technical wrestler of the two, but despite being a member of Eagle Sawai’s GUREN-tai heel group, she seems to disappear as the year goes on and Rumi Yasuda gets more of a push. Koganei controls the match, grounding Cuty and stretching her out, which allows Cuty to be the “underdog” babyface who takes a beating but makes the hot comeback with some flying. Both worked hard, but their desire to pull off a good match exceeded their ability to do so. Cuty tried to keep the pace up, but the choreography was rather deliberate, so the bout was better, if less entertaining, with Koganei in control. Cuty pulled out something of a flash pin, so good little heel Koganei attacked her after the match. **

Mayumi Ozaki & Dirty Yamato vs. Plum Mariko & Smiley Mami 11:35. Ozaki & Plum aren’t quite stars, but their rivalry to be the promotions hot up and comer is one of the better ones in 1990 JWP. They didn’t work together that much in this match, as they were saving it for the subsequent battle royal. Plum had her moments, but until the finish Ozaki & Yamato preferred to stomp her than run around with her trading holds. Yamato is one of those boring unskilled bite and rake style heels, and Ozaki unfortunately wasn’t wrestling to her ability due to concentrating on being a rudo. Plum & Smiley did a nice job of putting over Ozaki & Yamato’s brawling on the outside. A good finishing segment helped save the underachieving match. Again, GUREN-tai attacked after the bout. **1/4

Tokyo Cable Network Cup All Star Battle Royal 14:07. The combatants were Devil Masami, Shinobu Kandori, Eagle Sawai, Plum Mariko, Miss A, Cuty Suzuki, Mayumi Ozaki, Moon Ayako, Yuki Ito, Harley Saito, Smiley Mami, Oscar Tomo, Dirty Yamato, Yukari Osawa, & Sachiko Koganei. Japanese battle royals generally pale in comparison to the US ones, as it’s a bunch of random pile ups, but today they actually used the stacks to tell the story of the weak rising up against the strong. The result on this very well booked contest was one of the best battle royals Japan was produced. Of course, it helped that once the ring began to clear they did something that resembled a junior heavyweight wrestling match. The big stars Devil & Kandori locked up at the bell, but Ozaki & Oscar kicked them from behind. Smiley tried a high cross body, but was caught by Devil & Kandori. However, Yamato & Plum dropkicked Smiley’s back to knock Devil & Kandori over, and everyone piled on top to eliminate them. #3 star Miss A was piled on after missing a diving body attack, but she reversed and pinned Harley before departing. This left Eagle as king, with all her GUREN-tai cronies to assist her. However, when Sawai bounced off the ropes A tripped her from the outside and her disciples piled on her for the pin. They split into Sekigun vs. GUREN-tai with Cuty’s friends actually saving her from Ozaki’s pin attempts. It came down to Plum & Oscar vs. Ozaki & Osawa, but when Oscar & Osawa were eliminated after dropkicking each other it made sense that Plum & Ozaki were largely kept apart in the previous tag match. Their segment was a hot one – trading bridging suplexes - that stole the show and justified their being the finalists. Plum had Ozaki pinned in a sunset flip, but GUREN-tai interfered, switching Ozaki to the top while the ref was distracted. Ozaki must have held Plum in the ebigatame for 7 or 8 seconds, as it took a while for the official to get back into position and make the three count. ***

Cuty Suzuki sings

Ishu Kakutogisen 3Min 5Rd: Rumi Kazama vs. Miyuki Takayama R2 0:44. Since Rumi’s strength is supposedly kickboxing, they either need to get a weak kickboxer for her to overwhelm or someone from a different discipline that she can beat the crap out of. Instead of promoting Rumi, the goal of these dreadful worked shoots seems to be proving pro-wrestling is a superior martial art. How else can one explain Kazama taking the striking she does use in her regular matches out of her arsenal, and instead relying on a takedown and submission game that plays no part in her pro matches? Kazama would quickly take Takayama down when she tried to punch. The match was fine when Rumi was on offense, as she showed some diversity in her takedown into submission game. Takayama was so obviously pulling her punches it was embarrassing, flailing her misses and short arming her connections. When she didn’t do a terrible job of faking it, she actually hit Rumi, but the ratio seemed to be 100 pitiful punches to one accidentally good high kick. ½*

Miss A & Miki Handa & Harley Saito vs. Shinobu Kandori & Yuki Ito & Mami Kitamura 9:58. Good combination of action and rivalry, building to a Kandori vs. A singles match but giving others a role and a chance to show their stuff. Kandori is a commanding ring presence. Already a finished product, she helped make the match with her antics. A is a better worker with a far more impressive move set, but she hasn’t really found her character yet. Kandori tagged in, slammed Handa into her corner and helped her tag A for the big confrontation. All the heat was on that pairing, but the others made quick tags, working a fast pace to keep it interesting in between what the fans cared about. Kandori drew A’s ire by coming in and slapping her to break up her half crab on Ito. They wound up brawling to the floor after interfering in Ito vs. Harley, which was a good well matched pairing as Ito another athletic kicker. Kitamura’s tagline is “Powerful Spirit”. She is rather green at this point, but faired pretty well anyway. Fun match, but why so short? ***1/4

Devil Masami vs. Eagle Sawai 7:50 shown. Despite being the UWA International Champion and leader of the heel group, Eagle is a big underdog against the legend. Devil dominates both the fast paced running sequences and the slow paced matwork, pretty much putting on a one woman show though Eagle has her moments. To make things worse for Eagle, her knee was injured in a figure 4 as Devil took her time respecting the rope break. In the process of finally breaking the hold, Devil managed to role Eagle off the apron, causing Eagle to come down on the knee. Masami dominated her hobbled opponent, who was unable to come back even with the aid of her acolyte Koganei. A chair was no help either, as Devil took it away and scolded her with a few whacks before the double ring out. A good match, but they could have taken it to the next level if, instead of just putting her in her place, they actually allowed Eagle to shine with the expected comeback. ***1/4

JWP '90 New Generation Decision Tournament Official Release 1/6/90-2/11/90
-1hr. Q=Master

1/6 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, JWP ’90 New Generation Decision Tournament 1st Round: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Yuka Nakajima 5:37 of 10:39. The JWP rookie matches of the period were not all that different from the more well known AJW version. They kept it simply, not asking anyone to try to make a big impression with spectacular moves but rather to get the basics down. Nakajima was a knockoff of the punks with gunk in their hair that were rampant in AJW due to Dump Matsumoto’s legacy and Bull Nakano being the current top star. Basically if you had no offense you were a candidate, and if you also had no sex appeal you were on the short list. Fukuoka showed a dropkick and high cross body in this forgetable match.

1/7 1st Round: Rumi Yasuda (Kurenai Yasha) vs. Sumiko Saito 3:49 of 12:45. The bookers did an excellent job of advancing the girls who would become the best and brightest, with Saito losing in the first round being the one exception. She didn’t have a long career, but became one of the notable workers of the group. Yasuda was more advanced than Saito at the time, actually her growth seemed to stunt quite quickly as the main difference between her “star” days a few years later was not her moveset but rather the Kurenai Yasha gimmick. Aside from a bit of confusion near the finish they put on a better match than Fukuoka did despite Fukuoka clearly being the best worker of the group.

1/13 Osaka, Semifinal: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Mitsue Kobayashi 8:18 of 8:59. Fukuoka was very confident here, controlling the action. Fukuoka pushed the pace, but Kobayashi countered her running attacks with nodowa otoshis, doing a good job of using her size to her advantage. They started better than they finished, both generally and literally as the finisher was botched, but it was good for what it was with both showing promise. *1/2

1/13 Osaka 2nd Round: Rumi Yasuda vs. Shiho Imazeki 4:18 of 10:59. Imazeki was a Yukie Nabeno looking bowling pin who actually managed to wrestle more horrifically than she looked. How she ever graduated the JWP dojo in a time not that far removed from the heyday of teens wanted to emulate their Crush Gal heroes is beyond me. Beyond awful, as Yasuda has enough trouble with a good opponent.

1/23 Semifinal: Rumi Yasuda vs. Mie Dohiki 7:10 of 11:47. Dohiki is a very athletic woman who showed good promise in 1990. Probably the best match of the tournament with Dohiki jumping at Yasuda, who would try to counter with power. A good spot saw Yasuda catch Dohiki’s high cross body, but Dohiki quickly recounter with a small package. *3/4

2/11 Tokyo Korakuen Hall JWP ’90 New Generation League Decision Tournament Final: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Rumi Yasuda 13:02. Ten women entered, the bookers pegged the two who would go on to become stars, having them meet in the final. Yasuda charged before the bell, arriving before Fukuoka turned her back and choking her with a shirt. Fukuoka stood up to Yasuda, exchanging blows, which the crowd reacted to. They worked hard and got the fans into the match, but it’s hard to sustain intensity in the absence of any legitimate offense. It was certainly a passable match, which was all one could ask for. *3/4

JWP MONTHLY JWP No. 1 4/90 taped 3/21/90 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr. Q=Master

Mayumi Ozaki photographed for her record debut. A funny segment in an inept way with Ozaki sitting around in her bathing suit, while little kids are heard playing just off camera, and occasionally run by as if for a silent film gag.

Miki Handa vs. Utako Hozumi 8:00. Hozumi appeared to be far more experienced, as Handa didn’t have any offense yet. The best spot saw Handa try to piledrive Hozumi, who showed her strength countering with what was essentially a bridging back body drop. When Hozumi missed a dropkick, Handa finished her off with a neat pin where she turned her back, stepped inside the near leg, overhooked Hozumi’s far leg with her arms then did a back bridge. I couldn’t believe Handa won as, though she eventually exceeded Hozumi, nothing that came earlier in this match suggested she deserved it. **

Plum Mariko vs. Yukari Osawa 8:49. Passable match with a good finishing sequence highlighted by Osawa turning Plum’s victory flip into a piggyback drop. Osawa has no offense and took Plum, who was already more than a promising worker, down several notches. *3/4

Cuty Suzuki & Rumi Kazama vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Eagle Sawai 14:09. Eagle & Ozaki attacked as the opposition was entering, hitting them with the bouquet of flowers they were presented with before the match. Sawai was in much better shape in these days - no more overweight than Rumi - moving and bending well. She did a good job, and Ozaki vs. Cuty was definitely quality. Rumi did a plancha, but otherwise didn’t add a lot, which was typical of her even in these days. Appeared to be on it’s way to becoming a good match, but got out of control with chair shots. The ref’s back was turned when Ozaki gonged Cuty with the bell, but Kazama was caught retaliating with a chair for the DQ. **1/2

JWP Official Release JWP '90
-1hr. Q=Good

3/13/90: Miss A vs. Sachiko Koganei 2:43. Koganei is a solid worker the promotion unfortunately does nothing with. Despite being from the same 1986 rookie class as Miss A, she is not even allowed to hang with her. What makes Miss A deadly is despite being one of the largest women around, she relies on a move set that could just as easily belong to a junior heavyweight. A attempted to utilize her size at bit more in this bout, not that it mattered given Koganei’s standing.

4/20/90 Nagaoka: Devil Masami vs. Cuty Suzuki 12:46. Most of the effort went into finding ways to elongate this squash. The size differential bred comedy, which in turn allowed Cuty to hang in there without making Devil appear weak for failing to obliterate her. In an effort to make a test of strength even, Devil squatted over so Cuty could reach her arm, and allowed Suzuki to use both hands. Devil had some fun here, and Cuty hung around long enough that she eventually made a comeback with diving body attacks, prompting Devil to get serious and finish her off. Devil and friends beat the ref up after the match for good measure. **

4/22/90 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Plum Mariko vs. The Scorpion 11:29. Hot junior action with both displaying their quickness and athleticism. Not the tightest match you’ll ever see, but a highly entertaining contest of two promising young wrestlers struggling to translate their physical gifts into a notable match. Scorpion controls her body better and gets more out of her litheness than Plum does, as she’s developed a fairly impressive moveset while Plum is more toward providing a short burst of energy to lead up to a move too pedestrian to justify it. A bit short, but this is the sort of bout you think of when you say it’s fun watching wrestlers develop. ***1/4

3/21/90 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Yukako Fujihara 9:16. This is not the sort of bout you think of when you say it’s fun watching wrestlers develop. Fukuoka clearly had the most potential of the wrestlers in the 1990 Rookie of the Year tournament, but probably lost to Rumi Yasuda in the final because Yasuda was a more mature and competent wrestler, hitting the spots she attempted. The bookers seem to have told Fukuoka to tone things down and make sure pulled executed properly, as she did zero highspots here, even finishing Fujihara with a bodyslam. ¾*

Rumi Yasuda vs. Yuka Nakajima 6:50. Better than Fukuoka vs. Fujihara, as their offense may have been equally rudimentary, but they at least developed the reversals and counters. Nakajima is more experienced than Fujihara, which also helped. Not too terrible. *

JWP MONTHLY JWP No. 3 6/90 taped 5/25 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
& JWP MONTHLY JWP No. 4 7/90 taped 6/14 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 50min. Q=Master/1st Gen

5/25/90

Itsuki Yamazaki vs. Plum Mariko 14:09. AJW’s forced retirements gave JWP a top 10 female performer for 1990. Though Yamazaki is obviously a major worker, this match was all about Plum, who gave a huge effort to prove she not only had a bright future ahead of her, but was ready to push the veterans and deliver one of the best JWP matches of the year right now. The bout started fast with Plum German suplexing Yamazaki as soon as she turned her back. Yamazaki’s offense is too dropkick oriented to stand around in a headlock all night, but she slowed the impetuous youngster down, dictating a more moderate pace where she utilized controlled and measured aggression, allowing Plum to make the hot comebacks and shine offensively. One of the best segments saw Plum come back rolling into her kneebar, and when Yamazaki escaped, she simply pulled out a different jumping takedown into the kneebar. Yamazaki, who was a heel due to being reunited with her pre JB Angels partner Devil Masami, resorted to biting Plum’s foot to escape the submission. Plum piledrove Yamazaki on the floor and delivered a plancha, with both barely beating the count. The fans were increasingly supporting Plum, pulling for the upset. It was definitely the kind of match one could get excited about, as Plum being in top form allowed Yamazaki to work harder because the fans could see she wasn’t simply carrying some pushover by toying with her for 15 minutes. The main downside is the bout didn’t flow as well as it could have, almost seeming to stop and start again on a few occasions. Still, it was a well-worked match that had more drama than most matches of this type where the outcome is never actually in doubt ***1/2

Cuty Suzuki & Oscar Tomo vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Yukari Osawa 14:19. Ozaki’s offense was worlds ahead of her JWP peers, which makes one wonder how she ended up being a heel so early in her career, though obviously the world is much better for it. Ozaki was by far the star performer, though that could be said about most of her matches in 1990, working good sequences featuring quick counters with both opponents. They pushed the pace, delivering good quality action. ***

Ishu Kakutogisen 3 min 5 rounds: Rumi Kazama vs. Chan Mi Chon R4 1:03. Pioneer’s Ryuma Go and Masashi Aoyagi were on hand for a loose, sloppy, unbelievable, and just plain laughable martial arts exhibition that was the worst JWP match of the year by a landslide. JWP’s booking seems pretty competent in 1990, but I don’t get this choice of opponent for Kazama. They fashion her a shooter, but in her pro wrestling matches the only signs of her toughness and “legitimacy” are her kicks. So instead of getting a sambo or an amateur wrestler she could punt, they come up with a Lee Gak Soo protege whose entire offense consists of the world’s most implausible movie kicks. As Kazama couldn’t credibly kick with Chon even in an obvious work, she was forced into submission mode. Chon did an impressive nunchaku display before the bout, but should have quit while she was ahead. They didn’t know enough about what they were doing to make it the least bit credible, looking more similar to two 4-year-olds rolling around the grass in a headlock due to the ridiculous number of reversals. The rules didn’t help, as similar to the later ReMix shows it was flash submission or standup. Chon threw repeated spinning high kicks and axe kicks, but for all her flair, she had minimal impact when she actually did connect. DUD

6/14/90

UWA International Title Match: Eagle Sawai vs. Maiko Tsurugi 10:30. You’d never guess Tsurugi was about to retire, as she was still one of the best workers around. An athletic wrestler with excellent body control, Tsurugi’s style is a mix of junior heavyweight and U.W.F kick, suplex, and submission. An action packed junior style match from the get go, it was not only exciting but well thought out. Eagle was actually a good worker before she turned into big bird. Even if she seemingly weighs half of what she did in LLPW, it’s still somehow odd seeing her superplexed. Tsurugi got off to a fast start, utilizing her all around game, but when she tried a plancha, Mayumi Ozaki climbed up and forearmed her off the top rope to the floor. They put a weightlifting brace on Tsurugi’s lower back, but Eagle turned the tables by going to work on the injured area with power moves, quickly undoing the brace. Just when it was seemingly hopeless for Tsurugi she countered into a flash pin that wasn’t the world’s most convincing for the win. ***1/2

Plum Mariko & Cuty Suzuki vs. Miki Handa & Utako Hozumi 11:40. Fast-paced match that despite their still developing offense was was exciting for the workrate. Plum vs. Hozumi was good, and Handa & Cuty held their own. Cuty was clearly not the wrestler that Plum was, and seemed a little behind the far faster and more athletic Hozumi as well, though she did step it up as the year progressed. In any case, her charms not only worked on the fans, but also the ref. Hozumi saved Handa at 2 ½, but Cuty protested so the ref gave her the win. The fans actually booed this, as it was such a blatant miscarriage of justice. The result was such a crock that they eventually overturned it and restarted the match, at which point they did a 3 minute sprint with their best and fastest offense. ***

Junior League Match: Mayumi Ozaki vs. The Scorpion 14:29. Exciting matchup between two of the best workers in the league. Ozaki kept Scorpion under control, interspersing lightning action in between solid mat segments. Scorpion is actually more of a technical junior heavyweight stylist, but that's not the strength of many of her counterparts, so her offense tends to be the more spectacular stuff they can take (but she can't hit with consistency). Ozaki really worked the submission game with her, and while the offense still seemed great because the athleticism and highspots were inserted at the right time, in actuality they did some quick bursts in between the matwork. They didn't go all to deliver the most exciting match they were capable of, but that may have actually helped because while Scorpion’s work was a bit loose at times, this harnessed version managed to hit all her spots. That being said, the final 4 ½ minutes was particularly impressive, with one near fall after another, though unfortunately the actual finish was rather unconvincing. ***1/2

JWP MONTHLY JWP No. 6 9/90 JWP 4th Anniversary Memorial taped 8/12/90 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr. Q=Master

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

JWP MONTHLY JWP No. 7 10/90 Sparkling Battle Autumn taped 9/90
-1hr. Q=Master

Cuty Suzuki & Miki Handa vs. Luna Vachon & Rockin' Robin 9:30. A total style clash, rendered more unbearable by the fact the natives were treated as Saturday morning jobbers. Luna did a bunch of screaming, spending most of her time arguing with the ref. I suppose that was a good thing, as her hoarse manly growl is actually less intolerable than her awkward and plodding ring work. While watching her lumber around unevenly, I decided the first hurdle an aspiring pro-wrestler should have to pass is running the ropes. If you can do that properly you have a chance, but the graceless wonders wind up making most everything else look bad. Luna was so inept she couldn’t even get any audience reaction calling the opposition bimbos, though the poor quality of the fans gave her a new subject to rasp on about. DUD

Devil Masami & The Scorpion vs. Eagle Sawai & Mayumi Ozaki 12:38. Disappointing match wrestled as though it were going long even though it was on the short side. Everyone was fine, but this wasn’t even close to a major effort, which is a shame as on paper this had the potential to be one of the best JWP matches of the year. It’s weird seeing Eagle so “thin” that Devil clearly outweighs her. Devil & Scorpion worked Eagle’s left knee, but the match failed to develop much after the solid start. **

Itsuki Yamazaki vs. Sachiko Koganei 12:09. The high quality of this contest that could just as easily have been a pointless squash shows how good Yamazaki still is and what Koganei might have been with a role. Yamazaki gave a really good effort, all the more impressive considering she had nothing to gain from working with low level opposition, and Koganei stepped up her game and went along for the ride. An exciting albeit one-sided sprint where they did what they could for Koganei. Devil assisted her early, but Koganei’s advantage was still short lived. Yamazaki began with her regular top-notch offense, but began playing heel as the bout progressed to garner support for Sachiko. ***

Devil Masami & Itsuki Yamazaki & The Scorpion vs. Miss A & Harley Saito & Cuty Suzuki 12:38. More of an AJW style match with good fast-paced action and quick tags. A bit short, but they cut the weardown/submission portion out to deliver wall to wall action. The Scorpion, Yamazaki, & Harley were particularly in their element here, though everyone impressed. Devil acted as though she were concerned she’d injured Cuty on an Irish whip only to push Miss A on top of her and run off. ***1/4

JWP MONTHLY JWP No. 8 11/90 taped 10/10 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-55min. Q=Master

Utako Hozumi vs. Mie Dohiki 9:27. *3/4. Two of the quickest girls in the league. Hozumi kept it simple for Dohiki, who is just learning. Dohiki shows good potential, but the match was only adequate due to her rookie offense being limited to dropkicks and such. *3/4

Mayumi Ozaki & Rumi Yasuda vs. Plum Mariko & Cuty Suzuki 13:48. Plum was considered the star of the team at this point, as her ring work is far superior to Cuty’s. Cuty was doing a lot better here though, displaying quicker counters and crisper execution. Ozaki vs. Plum and Cuty was good, but there was way too much of Yasuda. She sped up in an effort to keep up, but was way too slow for the other three, and had no offense. I liked how Plum prevented a potential ring out by sneaking up on Ozaki and dropkicking her in the back, propelling her into the ref. **1/2

Devil Masami & Itsuki Yamazaki vs. Eagle Sawai & Moon Ayako 15:11. Devil is still quite active and aggressive in these days, enjoying pushing the pace sometimes. Teaming with Yamazaki seems to help keep her moving. The only difference between Yamazaki from her AJW heyday with the JB Angels is she’s far more likely to play heel now that she’s teaming with Devil again. Eagle has heat with Devil as she’s vying to take over the mantle of JWP’s top heel, but her partner couldn’t get her in the ring to give her the opportunity to take care of business. Ayako was beat on for the majority of the match, even Eagle coming in and putting the boots to Yamazaki failed to open up the tag. Eagle eventually wound up taking her frustrations out on the ref. ***

Harley Saito & Miss A vs. Shinobu Kandori & Rumi Kazama 1:39 shown. These old JWP tapes are good, but it’s maddening how they disembowel or simply excise main event caliber matches so they can provide you with a cool hour of blank tape. All they showed was the finish, but it was hot with Harley scoring a rare pin on Kandori, albeit following A’s lariat.

JWP UWA World Women Pro Wrestling Commercial Tape 11/3/90 Korea
-1hr. Q=Master (not perfect)

Itsuki Yamazaki & Miki Handa vs. Plum Mariko & Hikari Fukuoka 10:40. Yamazaki basically stepped aside and let the younger wrestlers do their thing. They ran around a lot, but didn’t use their better moves, which, along with the shorter matches, are the trademarks of the shows JWP put on in foreign countries. Mariko, who works as hard as anyone in the league, still put forth a good effort. Fukuoka gave another sloppy performance. *1/2

Mayumi Ozaki & Yukari Osawa vs. Rumi Kazama & Harley Saito 12:39. Kazama gave a better performance than she typically was in 1990, looking sharp with striking sequences built out of avoiding her opponent’s blows. Saito showed confidence and maturity, stepping up to carry the match. The slick strike sequences between Kazama & Saito were quite impressive. Ozaki was in all out heel mode, busting Harley open with double teaming in the corner then repeatedly punching Saito to squeeze every drop out. While Ozaki & Osawa were effective, I wanted to see a few minutes of Ozaki actually wrestling Harley before the finish, rather than her and Osawa basically doing a competent version of Mad Dog Military bloodletting. They had a chance to deliver a very good match, but did a fluke schoolboy finish rather than expanded beyond the body. **1/2

Devil Masami & The Scorpion vs. Shinobu Kandori & Mami Kitamura 8:48. Masami & Scorpion were JWP’s best team at this point, and even though the match was too short, this was the prime example of what made them so good. Masami & Scorpion were certainly in top form, working well individually and together, including Scorpion using Masami’s back as a horse to do a diving body attack off. Kandori deserves a lot of credit here, as with a young scrub her tendency is to be the one man show, setting herself apart from the others, but she was very much a part of this match. Her selling was really good, making Devil and even Scorpion’s offense seem more painful and impactful than it actually was. One funny spot saw Kandori unmask Scorpion... only to reveal another mask. ***

UWA Joshi International Title: Miss A vs. Eagle Sawai 9:39. Though A still threw a diving elbow in, this was the type of slower, higher impact match Eagle & Kansai would became associated with in later years. A really seemed closer to discovering the wrestler she would be in this match than probably any other from 1990. She has better offense, but their ring work is pretty equal at this point as this might have been Eagle’s peak year. They condensed the match for Korea as expected, but they took out most of the weardown rather than the highlights. A attacked Eagle’s knee and Eagle came back with some brawling, but after that it was mostly good moves, at least for the period. They were well matched and gave you the quality of wrestling they were capable of, but it was still a slight disappointment because even though you knew it wouldn’t last too long, you figured they’d give you another couple of minutes. ***

JWP Official Release 11/90 Seoul, South Korea
-35min. Q=Ex

Oh Myon Oh vs. Kaa Hin Go

Rumi Yasuda vs. Lee Ki Su

Devil Masami vs. Plum Mariko

Miss A & The Scorpion vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Eagle Sawai

JWP MONTHLY JWP No. 9 12/90 taped 11/23 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-55min. Q=Master

Utako Hozumi vs. Mie Dohiki 11:17. Dohiki tried to wrestle a fast-paced match utilizing her dropkicks, but Hozumi was determined to stretch her. They are fast enough to make a high cross body look good, but Hozumi seemed to keep it too basic and they showed less offense than their 10/10/90 matchup. *1/2

The Scorpion vs. Yukari Osawa 12:06. Credit to Scorpion for getting an above average match out of Osawa, who is clearly a minus wrestler, though the primary factor was Scorpion’s excellent offense. Osawa sped things up and tried to work Scorpion’s match, giving her best performance of the year hanging with Scorpion and being the base for her flying moves. Granted it was sloppy and deliberate at times, but unlike the typical Osawa match, it was never dull. Basically this was a showcase for Scorpion’s flying, including the cool bounce off the top backflip armdrag that Owen Hart made famous. **1/4

Shinobu Kandori vs. Mami Kitamura 0:52. Kitamura looked good during her fast start, which included a nice arm drag and bulldog, but Kandori submitted her almost as soon as she gained control.

Miss A & Rumi Kazama & Cuty Suzuki vs. Eagle Sawai & Mayumi Ozaki & Sachiko Koganei 15:07. Stacked match with a rapid pace through constant tags. Eagle’s team attacked before the bell, getting off to a quick start combining brawling and fast action. Sawai & A are pretty comparable workers at this point with Eagle wrestler a similar style to Devil, though more energetic since she’s lighter and much younger. A has great offense for a big woman as she learned it when she wasn’t so bulky, but in her peak days as Dynamite Kansai was still athletic and flexible enough with the extra weight to do moves such as the Northern lights suplex and diving headbutt. Cuty’s moveset hasn’t improved, but more importantly she’s figured out how to impress with it, showing bursts of energy. Good performances all around. ***1/2

JWP Best Match Collection '90 Tag Match Volume Commercial Tape
-1hr 5min. Q=Master

9/30/90 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Rumi Kazama & Shinobu Kandori vs. Devil Masami & Itsuki Yamazaki

10/10/90 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Miss A & Harley Saito vs. Shinobu Kandori & Rumi Kazama

12/7/90 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Plum Mariko & Cuty Suzuki vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Rumi Kazama

JWP Best Match Collection '90 Single Match Volume Commercial Tape
-1hr 5min. Q=Master

11/11/90 Osaka: Miss A vs. Devil Masami

7/19/90 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Shinobu Kandori vs. Harley Saito

12/24/90 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Rumi Kazama

JWP MONTHLY JWP No. 10 1/91 taped 12/24/90 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
& Assorted 70's AJW TV
-1hr 50min. Q=Master/VG

Utako Hozumi & Eden Mabuchi & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Rumi Yasuda & Yuka Nakajima & Mie Dohiki 16:52. Rookie style match trying to surmount the lack of offense by stocking up on youngsters, but sinking in a quicksand of mistiming, miscues, and mistakes including Fukuoka blowing an arm drag. I have to give Yasuda some credit, as she was the only one who tried to step up, but unfortunately she stinks. She implemented her full arsenal of unconvincing heel tactics, for instance this lame maneuver where she stood over Hozumi with Hozumi's head between her ankles and jumped back, stomping Hozumi's hair! After a while, the fans just started laughing at their ineptitude and hesitation. Hozumi was the only one who approached sharpness in this mess, but she couldn't exactly raise the overall standard, if such a thing could be said to exist in this debacle. 1/4*

Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko vs. Yukari Osawa & Sachiko Koganei 12:16. Plum held Koganei so close for Cuty’s diving body attack that Cuty practically flew right over Sachiko. Otherwise, it was generally competent if undistinguished action. Koganei is getting good here, as her strength of body control is leading to crisper and tighter execution. **

Shinobu Kandori & Miki Handa vs. Harley Saito & Mami Kitamura 5:44. Harley appears to be in peak form, but again Kandori’s match is so short it’s difficult to discern. The opening segment with Harley vs. Kandori was excellent with Harley using her speed and crisp technique, but Kandori getting pissed and trying to drive her through the mat with a bodyslam. There was a steep decline after the first minute, as the intensity dropped tremendously for Handa vs. Kitamura. Harley vs. Handa was good, but Kandori made short work of Kitamura, so it wound up being a third of a match rather than the fully developed quality contest it could have been if the goal wasn’t simply to make Kandori look tough.

Devil Masami & The Scorpion vs. Miss A & Itsuki Yamazaki 13:02 + 4:51. Entertaining match that seemed to lack the effort to make it as good as it could have been. Yamazaki was beyond reproach all year, and did nothing wrong here, but was a bit subdued, content to fit into Devil’s pace rather than developing a hyper alternative with Scorpion that could have taken the bout to the next level. If the contest started a bit slow, it did continue to get better, though there were few signs of desperation before the final minute. Little Scorpion was the wrestler who didn’t belong, but rather than squash her they let her do her thing, and shine, though she was pinned twice for her trouble. She had her act down here, or was simply on, as there were none of the execution problems that marred her bouts earlier in the year. She’s a good partner for Devil, as Devil holds the match together with good timing and develops the rivalries with clever interplay, while Scorpion provides the offense. The match ended rather abruptly, so they did a bonus five minutes. Devil was really inciting Miss A in the extra session, breaking up a pin then, when A stuck with it, stomping her again before she left the ring. A gave Devil a few none too happy looks, but once she turned her back to hold Scorpion so Yamazaki could come off the top, Devil ran in and Pearl Harbored her with a lariat. ***1/2

Tokyo Den'en Coliseum: Tomi Aoyama vs. ? (bleached blond American)

Jackie Sato & Seiko Hanawa vs. Yumi Ikeshita & Mami Kumano

7/31/79 Tokyo Den'en Coliseum 2/3 Falls: Yumi Ikeshita & Mami Kumano vs. Lucy Kayama & Tomi Aoyama

JWP MONTHLY JWP No. 11 2/91 taped 1/6 Tokyo Korakuen Hall & 1/13 Osaka
-1hr. Q=Master

1/13: Cuty Suzuki & Miki Handa & Mikiko Futagami vs. Sachiko Koganei & Yuka Nakajima & Ayumi ?

Mie Dohiki vs. ?

Devil Masami & The Scorpion vs. Eagle Sawai & Sachiko Koganei

Mayumi Ozaki & Rumi Kazama vs. Shinobu Kandori & Harley Saito

JWP UWA International Champion Decision Tournament Official Release
-1hr 30min. Q=Master

UWA International Champion Decision Tournament 1st Round

1/6/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Miss A vs. Itsuki Yamazaki

1/7/91: Eagle Sawai vs. Shinobu Kandori

1/8/91: Harley Saito vs. Devil Masami

1/13/91 Osaka, Tournament Semifinal: Miss A vs. Eagle Sawai

2/1/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, Tournament Final: Miss A vs. Harley Saito

JWP MONTHLY JWP No. 12 3/91 taped 2/91
-50min. Q=Master

2/23: Cuty Suzuki vs. Eagle Sawai

2/24: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Utako Hozumi 10:31. I had high hopes for this match, but they simply weren't into it. They wrestled a very simple style, more toward a rookie match with the most basic athletic moves such as the dropkick being among the highlights. It was well executed, but they certainly should have aimed higher. *1/2

2/24: Cuty Suzuki & Oscar Tomo vs. Eagle Sawai & Yukari Osawa

2/11 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Shinobu Kandori vs. The Scorpion

JWP MONTHLY JWP 91 Vol. 1 4/91 taped 3/17 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-50min. Q=Master

Eagle Sawai & Rumi Yasuda & Yukari Osawa vs. Rumi Kazama & Cuty Suzuki & Mami Kitamura

Miki Handa vs. ?

JWP & UWA Junior Senshukenjiai: Mayumi Ozaki vs. The Scorpion

JWP MONTHLY JWP 91 Vol. 2 5/91 taped 4/26 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr. Q=Master

Sumiko Saito vs. Mie Dohiki 8:20

Handicap Match: Pink Cadillac vs. Miki Handa & Sachiko Koganei 2:36

Eagle Sawai & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Shinobu Kandori & Harley Saito 15:02

Devil Masami & Rumi Kazama vs. Miss A & Itsuki Yamazaki 16:30

JWP MONTHLY JWP 91 Vol. 3 6/91 taped 5/12 Tokyo Korakuen Hall & 6/20 & 6/21
-50min. Q=Master

5/12: Yuka Nakajima vs. Sumiko Saito 13:01

6/20: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Mie Dohiki 12:29

6/21: Shinobu Kandori vs. Yukari Osawa 6:15

5/12: Mayumi Ozaki & Eagle Sawai vs. Devil Masami & Miss A 14:11

JWP Best Singles Matches of 1st Half of '91 Commercial Tape
-1hr 5min. Q=Master

4/25 Chiba: Pink Cadillac vs. Sachiko Koganei

6/30 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Mikiko Futagami vs. Sumiko Saito

6/30: Utako Hozumi vs. The Scorpion

6/16: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Devil Masami

3/25: Shinobu Kandori vs. Sachiko Koganei

5/12 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Harley Saito vs. Rumi Kazama

JWP '91 First Half Best Match Collection Tag Match Volume
-1hr 25min. Q=Master

4/23/91 Tag Title Match: Miss A & Harley Saito vs. Rumi Kazama & Mayumi Ozaki

6/20/91 Niigata: Pink Cadillac & Mayumi Ozaki & Yukari Osawa vs. Cuty Suzuki & Miki Handa & Utako Hozumi

6/21/91 Niigata: Mami Kitamura & Rumi Kazama & Devil Masami vs. Miki Handa & Miss A & Harley Saito

5/25/91: Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Itsuki Yamazaki & Cuty Suzuki

6/30/91 Korakuen Hall: Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko vs. Yukari Osawa & Sachiko Koganei

JWP TV 6/91 THE REAL JWP taped 6/30/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 10min. Q=Ex

Plum Mariko & Cuty Suzuki vs. Sachiko Koganei & Yukari Osawa

Over The Generation Match: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Eagle Sawai

Over The Generation Match: Mami Kitamura vs. Shinobu Kandori

Devil Masami & Miki Handa vs. Pink Cadillac & Mayumi Ozaki

Harley Saito & Miss A vs. Itsuki Yamazaki & Rumi Kazama

JWP TV 7/91 taped 7/14/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 10min. Q=Ex

Over The Generation Match: Miss A vs. Hikari Fukuoka

Devil Masami & Plum Mariko vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Dementia

Terri Power & Pink Cadillac vs. Shinobu Kandori & Itsuki Yamazaki

UWA Title Match: Harley Saito vs. Eagle Sawai

JWP MONTHLY JWP 91 Vol. 4 7/91 taped 7/14 Tokyo Korakuen Hall & 7/24
-50min. Q=Master

7/24/91

Cuty Suzuki & Itsuki Yamazaki vs. Terry Power & Sachiko Koganei 13:20

Over The Generation Match: Utako Hozumi vs. Devil Masami 1:04

Harley Saito & Mami Kitamura & The Scorpion vs. Miss A & Miki Handa & Plum Mariko 13:49

7/14/91 Over The Generation Match: Miss A vs. Hikari Fukuoka 2:48

JWP MONTHLY JWP 91 Vol. 5 8/91 taped 8/4 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 5min. Q=Master

Mizuki Endo Debutsen: Mikiko Futagami vs. Mizuki Endo

Itsuki Yamazaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka

Mayumi Ozaki & Rumi Kazama vs. Devil Masami & Mami Kitamura

Dementia vs. Pink Cadillac. Digest

Dynamite Kansai & The Scorpion vs. Shinobu Kandori & Harley Saito

JWP MONTHLY JWP 91 Vol. 6 9/91 taped 8/8/91 Osaka
-1hr. Q=Master

Devil Masami vs. Madusa 12:37

Dynamite Kansai & The Scorpion vs. Harley Saito & Itsuki Yamazaki 18:30

8/11 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Cuty Suzuki vs. The Scorpion 14:50

JWP TV taped 8/11/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=Ex

Mami Kitamura & Utako Hozumi vs. Lady X & Mayumi Ozaki

Over The Generation Match: Rumi Kazama vs. Hikari Fukuoka

Cuty Suzuki vs. The Scorpion 14:50

Shinobu Kandori & Plum Mariko vs. Pink Cadillac & Eagle Sawai

Harley Saito & Devil Masami vs. Dynamite Kansai & Madusa

JWP TV 5th Anniversary taped 8/30/91 Tokyo Ota-ku Taiikukan
-1hr 25min. Q=VG

JWP UWA Double Junior Title Match: The Scorpion vs. Cuty Suzuki

LPWA Title Match: Lady X vs. Eagle Sawai

Devil Masami vs. Itsuki Yamazaki

Dynamite Kansai & Madusa vs. Harley Saito & Rumi Kazama

JWP 5th Anniversary Commemorative Show Commercial Tape 8/30/91 Tokyo Ota-ku Taiikukan
-1hr. Q=Master

JWP UWA Double Junior Title Match: The Scorpion vs. Cuty Suzuki

Devil Masami vs. Itsuki Yamazaki

Dynamite Kansai & Madusa vs. Harley Saito & Rumi Kazama

JWP TV taped 9/26/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 20min. Q=Ex

Mayumi Ozaki & Yukari Osawa vs. Plum Mariko & Hikari Fukuoka

The Scorpion vs. Midori Saito

Eagle Sawai vs. Itsuki Yamazaki 13:22

Shinobu Kandori & Miki Handa vs. Harley Saito & Mami Kitamura 8:53

Dynamite Kansai vs. Devil Masami 14:40

JWP MONTHLY JWP '91 Vol. 7 10/91 taped 9/26/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr. Q=Master

Sachiko Koganei Intai Jiai: Sachiko Koganei vs. Utako Hozumi

Eagle Sawai vs. Itsuki Yamazaki 13:22

Shinobu Kandori & Miki Handa vs. Harley Saito & Maki Kitamura 8:53

Dynamite Kansai vs. Devil Masami 14:40

JWP MONTHLY JWP 91 Vol. 9 12/91 taped 10/10/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
& AJW TV 4/79 & 5/78
-2hr. Q=Master/Ex/Ex

Eden Mabuchi Intai Jiai: Eden Mabuchi vs. Rumi Kazama 5:00. Mabuchi is one of the really attractive wrestlers few people know about. Match was pretty good for what it was. Kandori took over for Rumi 3 1/2 minutes, with Rumi selling for 30 seconds then getting back in the mix for double teaming. Eden dropkicked Kandori to the floor, ending her role in the match then had a final big run on Rumi but couldn't get the pin before time expired. Though Kandori only sold one move, her participation actually put even over more as she stood up to her and didn't succumb to the odds.

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka 11:26. Good performance by Ozaki with the goal being to have a decent little match. Ozaki kept Fukuoka contained and within herself. She dominated early, but Fukuoka came back with dropkicks and was on offense for quite a while. She wasn't spectacular, but they did enough to keep it interesting. **1/2

Devil Masami & Utako Hozumi vs. Shinobu Kandori & Miki Handa 10:26. Short match. Some decent action, but nothing to give reason to it ending 10 minutes early. *3/4

UWA Nintei International Senshuken: Harley Saito vs. Miss A 14:51. Harley was riding high in the last year of JWP. She was a hell of a worker from '91-93 or '94; it's amazing how quickly LLPW managed to crush her star. A was also wrestling at a high level today, and both women gave it their all. Good back and forth match that could have gone either way. ***1/2

AJW TV 4/79 taped 4/6 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

2/3 Falls WWWA Sekai Tag Senshuken: Tomi Aoyama & Lucy Kayama (Queen Angels) vs. Mami Kumano & Yumi Ikeshita (Black Pair) 5:15, 1:22, 1:05. Good 1st fall, but the last two were non-existant. Good story and focus, but that shouldn't be to the detriment of the match quality. Angels showed impressive athleticism and Pair brawled. Kumano got a bloody nose. Key was Aoyama suffering a knee injury. Pair kept attacking it between falls so it took forever for the 3rd fall to start. When it finally started Aoyama was useless, leading to Kayama falling quickly. **

AJW TV 5/79

Chino Sato vs. Ayumi Hori 9:20. Pretty good glorified rookie match. *1/2

Tomi Aoyama & Mimi Hagiwara vs. Yumi Ikeshita & Noriko Kawagai 9:43. Aoyama was a great athlete before the women really figured out hot to utilize great athletes. Ikeshita is very underrated, there are very few heels in the 70's who had face offense, much less ones that were legitimately good brawlers. Some good moves in the last few minutes, but it ended around the time you felt like it was about to become really good. ***

Nancy Kumi vs. Mami Kumano 17:21 of 30:00. It's always disappointing when the lesser half of each team is selected for the singles match. Kumano was brawling almost exclusively. Match was okay when Kumi was on offense, but Kumano was like a miniature Dump minus the heat. **

JWP TV 10/10/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=Ex

Reggie Bennett & Terri Power & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Devil Masami & Miki Handa & Plum Mariko

Itsuki Yamazaki vs. Shinobu Kandori

JWP UWA Jr. Title Match: The Scorpion vs. Cuty Suzuki. Cuty wins title

Dynamite Kansai & Eagle Sawai vs. Harley Saito & Mami (Leo) Kitamura

JWP TV taped 11/2/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=VG

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka

Eagle Sawai & Reiko Hoshino (Scorpion) vs. Itsuki Yamazaki & Mami Kitamura

Cuty Suzuki vs. Plum Mariko

Shinobu Kandori & Miki Handa vs. Devil Masami & Utako Hozumi

UWA International Title: Harley Saito vs. Dynamite Kansai

JWP TV taped 12/7/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=Ex

Bolshoi Kid & Utako Hozumi vs. Plum Mariko & Midori Saito

Reggie Bennett & Terri Power vs. Rumi Kazama & Mayumi Ozaki

JWP UWA Double Junior Title Match: Cuty Suzuki vs. Miki Handa

Harley Saito & Itsuki Yamazaki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai & Eagle Sawai & Reiko Hoshino

Joshi Mix 167 Monthly JWP '91 AJW TV 5/80
-4hr. Q=VG. 1 DVD

Monthly JWP '91 Vol. 10 taped 12/7/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

JWP UWA Double Junior Title Match: Cuty Suzuki vs Miki Handa. Last 2 min

Bolshoi Kid & Utako Hozumi vs Midori Saito & Plum Mariko

Mikiko Futagami vs Devil Masami

Reggie Bennett & Terri Power vs. Rumi Kazama & Mayumi Ozaki

Monthly JWP '91 Vol. 12 taped 1/16/92 Osaka

The Dementia vs Bolshoi Kid

Hikari Fukuoka vs Plum Mariko

12/22/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Mayumi Ozaki vs Devil Masami

Monthly JWP '91 Vol. 9 taped 10/10/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Eden Mabuchi Retirement Match: Eden Mabuchi vs. Rumi Kazama 5:00. Mabuchi is one of the really attractive wrestlers few people know about. Match was pretty good for what it was. Kandori took over for Rumi 3 1/2 minutes, with Rumi selling for 30 seconds then getting back in the mix for double teaming. Eden dropkicked Kandori to the floor, ending her role in the match then had a final big run on Rumi but couldn't get the pin before time expired. Though Kandori only sold one move, her participation actually put even over more as she stood up to her and didn't succumb to the odds.

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka 11:26. Good performance by Ozaki with the goal being to have a decent little match. Ozaki kept Fukuoka contained and within herself. She dominated early, but Fukuoka came back with dropkicks and was on offense for quite a while. She wasn't spectacular, but they did enough to keep it interesting. **1/2

Devil Masami & Utako Hozumi vs. Shinobu Kandori & Miki Handa 10:26. Short match. Some decent action, but nothing to give reason to it ending 10 minutes early. *3/4

UWA Nintei International Senshuken: Harley Saito vs. Miss A 14:51. Harley was riding high in the last year of JWP. She was a hell of a worker from '91-93 or '94; it's amazing how quickly LLPW managed to crush her star. A was also wrestling at a high level today, and both women gave it their all. Good back and forth match that could have gone either way. ***1/2

AJW TV early 1980, 2/3 Falls: Tomi Aoyama & Lucy Kayama vs Mami Kumano & Yumi Ikeshita

AJW TV 5/80

Chino Sato vs Ayumi Hori

Mimi Hagiwara & Tomi Aoyama vs Noriko Kawakami & Yumi Ikeshita

Lucy Kayama vs Mami Kumano

AJW Wrestle Marinepiad '91 Commercial Tape 11/15/91 Kawasaki Shi Taiikukan

Bat Yoshinaga & Tomoko Watanabe vs Miori Kamiya & Kaoru Ito

Yumiko Hotta, Mariko Yoshida & Mima Shimoda vs Suzuka Minami, Etsuko Mita & Sakie Hasegawa (end cut)

JWP Name Game Selection '91 Tag Match Volume
-1hr 10min. Q=Master

12/7/91 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Harley Saito & Devil Masami vs. Dynamite Kansai & Madusa

10/23/91: Cuty Suzuki & Devil Masami vs. Reggie Bennett & Terri Power

12/1/91 Osaka: Reggie Bennett & Terri Power vs. Eagle Sawai & Dynamite Kansai

12/7/91: Eagle Sawaii & Dynamite Kansai & Reiko Hoshino vs. Itsuki Yamazaki & Harley Saito & Hikari Fukuoka

JWP MONTHLY JWP '91 Vol. 11 2/92 taped 1/12/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr. Q=Master

Cuty Suzuki vs. Magnificent Mimi

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Yukari Osawa

Shinobu Kandori vs. Pink Cadillac

Devil Masami & Harley Saito vs. Dynamite Kansai & Eagle Sawai

JWP Final Show Official Release 1/26/92 Kumamoto-shi Taiikukan
-1hr 50min. Q=Master

Mitsue Kobayashi & Mika Kuwahara vs. Mizuki Endo & Sumiko Saito

Mikiko Futagami vs. Midori Saito

The Dementia & Pink Cadillac vs. Cheryl Luther (sp?) & Rockin Robin

Plum Mariko & Yukari Osawa vs. Cuty Suzuki & Bolshoi Kid

Devil Masami vs. Hikari Fukuoka

Mayumi Ozaki & Harley Saito vs. Dynamite Kansai & Eagle Sawai

JWP Burning Drama Chapter 1 Grand Opening 1st Commercial Tape 4/3/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 40min. Q=Master

Mitsue Kobayashi vs. Mika Kukahara

Devil Masami vs. Sumie Saito

Plum Mariko vs. Bolshoi Kid

Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki vs. Dynamite Kansai & Hikari Fukuoka

JWP Grand Opening 2nd The Pure Heart Commercial Tape 4/11/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=Master

Sumiko Saito vs. Mitsue Kobayashi 8:16

Devil Masami vs. Bolshoi Kid 15:02

Cuty Suzuki vs. Mika Kuwahara 6:06

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka 17:09

2 Fall Count Match: Dynamite Kansai vs. Plum Mariko 16:10

JWP THE WONDER WOMAN Commercial Tape 5/1/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 40min. Q=Master

Bolshoi Kid vs. karate girl

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Sumio Toyama

Plum Mariko vs. Sumiko Saito

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Devil Masami

Cuty Suzuki vs. Dynamite Kansai

Dynamite Kansai & Devil Masami vs. Plum Mariko & Hikari Fukuoka

JWP Grand Opening Commercial Tape 5/13/92 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2
-1hr. Q=Near Perfect

Highlights of Kansai vs. Plum 2 Fall Count Match, Devil vs. Sumiko Saito, Devil vs. Bolshoi Kid, & Devil vs. Ozaki

Devil Masami vs. Cuty Suzuki

Highlights of Ozaki & Cuty vs. Kansai & Hikari

Dynamite Kansai vs. Mayumi Ozaki. Kansai's really dominated this match, which shows just how Oz had to come in this feud to get to the point where she was close to Kansai's equal. Kansai's kicks were just brutal, causing major swelling under Ozaki's eye.

Ozaki & Cuty & Plum Mariko & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Kansai & Devil & Sumio Toyoma & Sumiko Saito

JWP FOR YOU Commercial Tape 6/12/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr. Q=Ex

3 Min 5 Rd: Mitsue Kobayashi vs. Mika Kuwahara

Cuty Suzuki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai & Sumiko Saito

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Plum Mariko

Devil Masami vs. Sumiko Saito

JWP THANK YOU Commercial Tape 7/9/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr. Q=Ex

Kakutogi Exhibition Match, 3 Min 2 Rd: Machiko Hioki vs. Shinobu Asada 1:54 shown

Command Bolshoi vs. Mitsue Kobayashi 2:45 of 6:19

Plum Mariko vs. Mika Kuwahara 0:25

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Sumiko Saito 11:21 of 23:33. A spirited battle between JWP's two most promising younger wrestlers. It may have been a bit random (or blame the editing), but they worked real hard, the execution was there, and they had enough offense to handle a match of this length. **3/4 range

Devil Masami vs. Cuty Suzuki 10:31 of 21:40

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dynamite Kansai 25:11. JWP needed a rival for Kansai if they were still going to be an alternative to AJW now that half their stars were in LLPW, and it couldn't be Devil given AJW put her out to pasture 5 years earlier. They beauty of this match is it accomplished that goal in an organic manner that never seemed to force Ozaki's legitimacy on the audience. It was an excellent story match, but again, it was more allowing an overall story of how Ozaki can actually compete and beat the giant wrecking ball unfold over time. Both were energized, and it was a stiff and intense match from start to finish. The standup portions mixed speed and brutality, but although they exchanged advantages with Ozaki not being too proud to get creative and win a test of strength with a few good old fashioned boots to the kisser, Ozaki was clearly getting the worst of it because Kansai's kicks were just too powerful. Ozaki had to take it to the ground to avoid just getting mauled by the big bully, who was in nasty mode, even shoving Ozaki off the guard rail into the crowd to avoid Ozaki countering an irish whip with a flying move and catching a rolling body attack off the apron for a piledriver on the floor. The matwork wasn't exactly Johnny Saint, but it more than served the purpose of Ozaki making things much more competitive by injuring Kansai's arm. They gave it enough time to be meaningful, and Ozaki was going so deep on the wakigatame that Kansai's arm was literally at a 90 degree angle. The drama increased to the point you believed Ozaki might actually get an arm submission, but I actually liked the more subtle an open to debate finish of Kansai being unable to quite secure the splash mountain and Ozaki pulling her down by the arm into a pin. Their later matches are flashier, but this was real solid stuff that was smartly booked with the workers really developing the concepts while still being themselves. ***3/4

JWP THANK YOU Commercial Tape 7/9/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 45min. Q=Master

Kakutogi Exhibition Match, 3 Min 2 Rd: Machiko Hioki vs. Shinobu Asada

Command Bolshoi vs. Mitsue Kobayashi 6:19

Plum Mariko vs. Mika Kuwahara 0:25

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Sumiko Saito 23:33. A spirited battle between JWP's two most promising younger wrestlers. It may have been a bit random, but they worked real hard, the execution was there, and they had enough offense to handle a match of this length. **3/4 range

Devil Masami vs. Cuty Suzuki 21:40

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dynamite Kansai 25:11. JWP needed a rival for Kansai if they were still going to be an alternative to AJW now that half their stars were in LLPW, and it couldn't be Devil given AJW put her out to pasture 5 years earlier. They beauty of this match is it accomplished that goal in an organic manner that never seemed to force Ozaki's legitimacy on the audience. It was an excellent story match, but again, it was more allowing an overall story of how Ozaki can actually compete and beat the giant wrecking ball unfold over time. Both were energized, and it was a stiff and intense match from start to finish. The standup portions mixed speed and brutality, but although they exchanged advantages with Ozaki not being too proud to get creative and win a test of strength with a few good old fashioned boots to the kisser, Ozaki was clearly getting the worst of it because Kansai's kicks were just too powerful. Ozaki had to take it to the ground to avoid just getting mauled by the big bully, who was in nasty mode, even shoving Ozaki off the guard rail into the crowd to avoid Ozaki countering an irish whip with a flying move and catching a rolling body attack off the apron for a piledriver on the floor. The matwork wasn't exactly Johnny Saint, but it more than served the purpose of Ozaki making things much more competitive by injuring Kansai's arm. They gave it enough time to be meaningful, and Ozaki was going so deep on the wakigatame that Kansai's arm was literally at a 90 degree angle. The drama increased to the point you believed Ozaki might actually get an arm submission, but I actually liked the more subtle an open to debate finish of Kansai being unable to quite secure the splash mountain and Ozaki pulling her down by the arm into a pin. Their later matches are flashier, but this was real solid stuff that was smartly booked with the workers really developing the concepts while still being themselves. ***3/4

JWP Nintei Tag Oza Kettei One Day Tag Tournament Commercial Tape 8/9/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr. Q=Master

Note: 1st 3 matches digested

Cuty Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Plum Mariko & Hikari Fukuoka

Dynamite Kansai & Sumiko Saito vs. Devil Masami & Command Bolshoi

Sumio Toyama vs. Mitsue Kobayashi

JWP 1st Tag Champion Decison Match, 2 Fall Count Tag Match: Cuty Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dynamite Kansai & Sumiko Saito 18:37

JWP PRE STAGE Studio Match 8/17/92 taped TV Asahi Studios
-3hr 25min. Q=1st Gen. 2 DVDs

Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki

Plum Mariko vs. Bolshoi Kid

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Sumiko Saito

Only Give Up (submission) Battle Royal

JWP Burst Into JWP Kyoto Applause Commercial Tape 8/23/92 Kyoto KBS Hall
-1hr. Q=Master

One Day Tag Title Tournament 8/9/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall digest

JWP Tag Title Match: Cuty Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Sumiko Saito

Devil Masami vs. Dynamite Kansai

JWP BEST OF JWP '92 Vol. 2 Best of JWP Tag Match Chapter Commercial Tape
-1hr 10min. Q=Master

4/3/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Cuty Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dynamite Kansai & Hikari Fukuoka 23:06

8/9/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, JWP 1st Tag Champion Decison Match, 2 Fall Count Tag Match: Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki vs. Dynamite Kansai & Sumiko Saito 18:37

9/6/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, Devil Masami Puroresu Debut 15th Anniversary Commemorative Match: Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki vs. Dynamite Kansai & Plum Mariko 25:01

JWP THE STARS Commercial Tape 9/15/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 55min. Q=Master

Yumi Nagano (Tenma) vs. Sumiko Saito

Tomoko (Candy) Okutsu & Machiko ? vs. Mitsue Kobayashi & ?. Digest

Leaguesen: Plum Mariko vs. Hikari Fukuoka

Leaguesen: Sumio Toyama vs. Devil Masami

Leaguesen: Dynamite Kansai vs. Command Bolshoi

Leaguesen: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Cuty Suzuki

JWP Gekito (fierce fighting) Cuty Suzuki '92 Stadium in Tsuyuhashi Commercial Tape 10/7/92 Nagoya Tsuyuhashi Sports Center
-1hr 25min. Q=Master

Tomoko Okutsu vs. Sumiko Saito

Sumio Toyama & Yumi Nagano vs. Mitsue Kobayashi & Mika Kuwahara

Devil Masami vs. Machiko ?

Command Bolshoi vs. Plum Mariko

Devil Masami & Sumiko Saito & Machiko ? vs. Plum Mariko & Command Bolshoi & Sumio Toyama

JWP Nintei Tag Senshukenjiai: Cuty Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dynamite Kansai & Hikari Fukuoka

JWP ASK KODANSHA Commercial Tape 10/9/92 Osaka Bayside Jenny
-50min. Q=Master

Note: aside from the main event, everything is severely truncated

Glove Match: Mitsue Kobayashi vs. Mika Kuwahara

Tomoko Okutsu vs. Command Bolshoi

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Machiko ?

Plum Mariko vs. Sumiko Saito

Hikari Fukuoka & Command Bolshoi & Machiko ? vs. Plum Mariko & Sumiko Saito & Tomoko Okutsu

Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki. 18:42

JWP Memorial TEMPTATION Commercial Tape 10/22/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr. Q=Master

Sumio Toyama vs. Hikari Fukuoka

Cuty Suzuki vs. Command Bolshoi

Mayumi Ozaki & Tomoko Okutsu vs. Plum Mariko & Sumiko Saito

Dynamite Kansai vs. Devil Masami

JWP vs AJW I know you. Commercial Tape 12/1/92 Tokyo Ota-ku Taiikukan
-1hr. Q=Master

Tomoko Okutsu (Candy) & Command Bolshoi vs. Sumio Toyama & Yumi Nagano. Highlights.

Masked YAWARA vs. Machiko Hioki

Plum Mariko vs. Sumiko Saito

Devil Masami vs. Dynamite Kansai

JWP Nintei Musabetsukyu Senshuken Tournament Final 2 Fall Count Match: Cuty Suzuki vs. Dynamite Kansai. Kansai gave a good performance here. The match built well with good timing and selling. Kansai becomes shodai champion. Good match.

Mayumi Ozaki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Yumiko Hotta & Takako Inoue (AJW team). *Reviewed in Quebrada #51* This match looked so much different from the other matches on these two commercial tapes. This was one of the first JWP vs. AJW matches and they wanted to make it special. Everyone turned it up a few notches, and the match was very heated and intense. The pacing was several times faster than anything else on these tapes, as it was wrestled AJW style. Ozaki had what must have been one of her most impressive performances to date, really stepping up and taking control here. At one point when Hikari was in trouble, Ozaki came in and saved her, which led to a big slap fight with Takako. Another time when Hikari was in trouble, Ozaki reached over the ropes and Dragon sleepered Hotta. Hikari really took a hell of a beating from Hotta. She was the worst in the match, but Hotta did a really good job of carrying her. Hotta had a really strong performance overall for that matter, wrestling a smart match and adding to the intensity. Great effort by everyone, but everything didn't work to perfection. Read Review. ****1/2

JWP JWP vs. AJW Kansai & Ozaki vs. Hotta & Inoue Commercial Tape 1/15/93 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Ex

12/27/92 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Cuty Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dynamite Kansai & Candy Okutsu

Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu vs. Sumiyo Toyama & Mitsue Kobayashi

Only Give Up Single Match: Plum Mariko vs. Command Bolshoi

Devil Masami vs. Cuty Suzuki

Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Yumiko Hotta & Takako Inoue

JWP Beautiful Spring Thunder ZOOM Commercial Tape 2/26/93 Osaka Bayside Jenny & 2/27/93 Kyoko KBS Hall
-1hr 10min. Q=Master

    2/26/93 Osaka

One Night Tag Tournament 1st Round: Mayumi Ozaki & Candy Okutsu vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Command Bolshoi

One Night Tag Tournament 1st Round: Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko vs. Devil Masami & Yumi Tenma

Handicap Match: Dynamite Kansai vs. Mitsue Kobayashi & Mika Kuwahara

One Night Tag Tournament Final: Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Command Bolshoi. One of the first big pushes Hikari got, as she pins Cuty to win the tournament.

    2/27 Kyoto

JWP Tag Titles: Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki vs. Devil Masami & Dynamite Kansai

JWP ZOOM & ORIGINAL Commercial Tape 2/11/93 & 3/21/93 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Master

2/11/93

Sumiko Saito Retirement Match: Sumiko Saito vs. Hikari Fukuoka 26:59

Devil Masami & Debbie Malenko vs. Dynamite Kansai & Plum Mariko 33:36

3/21/93

Rookie of the Year Decision League Final: Sumiyo Toyama vs. Candy Okutsu 21:25

JWP Tag Title Match: Cuty Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dynamite Kansai & Devil Masami 29:16

JWP Hataage 1 Shunen Kinen Taikai (Debut 1st Anniversary Memorial Rally) DAN DAN!! IN Tokyo PART 1
Commercial Tape 4/18/93 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 45min. Q=Master

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Candy Okutsu

Mayumi Ozaki & Bolshoi Kid vs. Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko

JWP Nintei Musabetsukyu Oza Senshukenjiai: Dynamite Kansai vs. Hikari Fukuoka

Devil Masami vs. Bull Nakano

JWP Hataage 1 Shunen Kinen Taikai (Debut 1st Anniversary Memorial Rally) DAN DAN!! IN Osaka PART 2
Commercial Tape 4/20/93 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2
-1hr 40min. Q=Master

Sumio Toyama vs. Yumi Tenma

Only Give Up Single Match: Plum Mariko vs. Command Bolshoi

Dynamite Kansai & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Devil Masami & Candy Okutsu

JWP vs. Zenjo: Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki vs. Takako Inoue & Sakie Hasegawa

JWP DIMENSION Commercial Tape 5/4/93 & 5/30/93 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 50min. Q=Ex

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Cuty Suzuki

Dynamite Kansai & Sumiyo Toyama vs. Devil Masami & Candy Okutsu

5/30/93

Sakie Hasegawa vs. Hikari Fukuoka

Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki & Plum Mariko vs. Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki & Candy Okutsu

JWP SUPER Commercial Tape 6/20/93 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 50min. Q=VG

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Sumiyo Toyama

Candy Okutsu vs. Command Bolshoi

Dynamite Kansai & Plum Mariko vs. Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Takako Inoue

JWP QUEENS Commercial Tape 7/11/93 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Ex

Plum Mariko vs. Sumiyo Toyama

Cuty Suzuki vs. Hikari Fukuoka

Dynamite Kansai vs. Candy Okutsu

Devil Masami vs. Mayumi Ozaki

Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Devil Masami & Plum Mariko & Command Bolshoi & Sumiyo Toyama

JWP QUEENS Commercial Tape 7/23/93 Kyoto KBS Hall & 7/24/93 Nagoya
-1hr 10min. Q=Near Perfect

7/23/93

Devil Masami vs. Sumiyo Toyama

Dynamite Kansai & Bolshoi Kid vs. Plum Mariko & Hikari Fukuoka

Dynamite Kansai & Bolshoi Kid & Candy Okutsu vs. Devil Masami & Plum Mariko & Hikari Fukuoka

Mayumi Ozaki vs Cuty Suzuki

7/24/93

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka

Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki & Candy Okutsu & Bolshoi Kid vs. Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka & Plum Mariko & Sumio Toyama

JWP THUNDER QUEEN BATTLE in Yokohama Commercial Tape Part 1 & 2 7/31/93 Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan
-3hr 10min. Q=Master. 2 DVDs
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

AJ Jr. Title: Numacchi (AJW) vs. Sumio Toyama (Saburo). **1/2

Infernal KAORU (AJW) vs. Command Bolshoi. *1/2

Suzuka Minami & Kaoru Ito (AJW) vs. Devil Masami & Candy Okutsu. Devil Masami & Candy Okutsu. Great performance by Devil, particularly how she carried this match. I mean, she was making Candy look impressive and she wasn't even wrestling against her. ****

Yumiko Hotta (AJW) vs. Plum Mariko. *1/4

First Attack Single Match Rule 60:00 Full Time Match: Aja Kong & Kyoko Inoue & Takako Inoue & Sakie Hasegawa vs. Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki & Hikari Fukuoka. I was saying the other day that it's a shame they never did a second match under these rules, but in a way it would be pointless because this could never be topped. This is the best gimmick/stipulation match ever and unquestionably one of the top couple women's matches of the decade. Awesome work and perfect booking. My all-time favorite finish. *****

JWP on WOWOW 8/21/93 JWP Rolling Summer '93 taped 8/15 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Ex

Feature on Candy Okutsu

7/31/93 Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan: Devil Masami & Candy Okutsu vs. Suzuka Minami & Kaoru Ito (AJW team). ****

Candy Okutsu vs. Cuty Suzuki

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Devil Masami

Plum Mariko vs. Infernal KAORU (AJW)

Mayumi Ozaki & Sumio Toyama vs. Dynamite Kansai & Command Bolshoi  

JWP on WOWOW 9/25/93 BASIC taped 9/23/93 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1 1/2hr. Q=Ex

Candy Okutsu vs. Kaoru Ito (AJW)

Fusayo Nouchi JWP Debut Match: Cuty Suzuki vs. Fusayo Nouchi 9:03

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Command Bolshoi 21:26

Feature on Devil Masami

Super Heel Match: Super Heel Devil Masami vs. Plum Mariko

Dynamite Kansai & Devil vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Plum Mariko

JWP JWP Rolling Summer '93 & BASIC Commercial Tape 8/15/93 & 9/23/93 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 40min. Q=Master

Candy Okutsu vs. Cuty Suzuki

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Devil Masami

Plum Mariko vs. Infernal KAORU (AJW)

9/23/93: Candy Okutsu vs. Kaoru Ito (AJW)

JWP on WOWOW 10/16/93 SPACY taped 10/11/93 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1 hr 15min. Q=Ex

Feature on Cuty Suzuki

Cuty Suzuki vs. Command Bolshoi 24:11

Plum Mariko vs. Fusayo Nouchi

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Numacchi (AJW) 19:11

Dynamite Kansai & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Devil Masami & Reggie Bennett (AJW) 22:58

JWP BASIC & SPACY Commercial Tape 9/23/93 & 10/11/93 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Master

9/23/93

Fusayo Nouchi JWP Debut Match: Cuty Suzuki vs. Fusayo Nouchi 9:03

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Command Bolshoi 21:26

10/11/93

Cuty Suzuki vs. Command Bolshoi 24:11

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Numacchi (AJW) 19:11

Dynamite Kansai & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Devil Masami & Reggie Bennett (AJW) 22:58

JWP THUNDER QUEEN BATTLE in Yokohama II 11/18/93 Kanagawa Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan
-3hr 15min. Q=Master. 2 DVDs
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Read Review

The Queens Road Yokohama Second: Candy Okutsu & Fusayo Nouchi vs. Chikako Shiratori & Chaparrita ASARI (AJW). Good match between the four youngsters with Candy carrying the match and ASARI showing her great highspots **1/2

Solid Black Queens Energy: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Manami Toyota (AJW). Excellent match with Hikari pushing her idol before doing the eventual job. Lots of mirror spots and great spots including Toyota doing a plancha over the security rail ****

Most Special Persons Wrestling Jam: Devil Masami & Plum Mariko vs. Chigusa Nagayo & Cuty Suzuki. Great long match with great build, psychology, and timing, a special aura, and lots of choice submissions ****3/4

Bolshoi Kid vs. Mima Shimoda (AJW). The clown is awful and this is a disaster of epic proportions. This is the only match they don't show in its entirety, and even in this chopped up form it stinks. Worst Mima match I've ever seen, though it's not her fault 1/4*

Pure Heart Meets The Dangerous Queen, Only One Time Singles Match: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Akira Hokuto (AJW). Pretty similar to Oz's match with Toyota on 10/9/93 though the selling here is superior. Breaking the opponent's main finisher was the key. Very solid match that built well ****1/4

Full Throttle Thunder Queen World: Dynamite Kansai vs. Kyoko Inoue (AJW). Very similar to Kansai/Yamada 10/9 with the same finisher vs. finisher storyline and great build and psychology. Not as good as 10/9 because it wasn't nearly as stiff. ****1/4

JWP TV 12/18/93 taped 12/12 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=Ex

Bolshoi Kid vs. Chikako Shiratori

Candy Okutsu vs. Fusayo Nouchi

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Devil Masami

Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko vs. Dynamite Kansai & Hikari Fukuoka

JWP THE STARS '94 Tokyo Chapter +1 Commercial Tape 12/12/93 & 1/9/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Master

12/12/93 Devil Masami Super Heel Match: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Devil Masami

1/9/94

Hiromi Yaginuma Debut Match: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Hiromi Yaginuma. Yaginuma is Hiromi Yagi's real last name.

Hikari Fukuoka & Command Bolshoi vs. Candy Okutsu & Fusayo Nochi

2 Fall Count 6 Woman Tag Match: Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko vs. Dynamite Kansai & Chigusa Nagayo & Devil Masami

JWP TV 1/15/94 THE STARS '94 Taped 1/9 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1 1/2hr. Q=Ex

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Hiromi Yagi. Yagi's debut match. Obviously very basic. *

Command Bolshoi & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Fusayo Nouchi & Candy Okutsu. Fukuoka was by far the best of these 4. Candy had a good showing, but Nouchi doesn't look good and Bolshoi was Bolshoi. *3/4

2 Fall Count 6 Woman Tag Match: Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko vs. Dynamite Kansai & Chigusa Nagayo & Devil Masami. Really well worked and excellently built match. The downfall was that the gimmick itself wasn't good because it meant less near falls to preserve the finishers, which meant less drama. Really a super match that worked excellently within the limitations of the gimmick, but probably would have been a strong match of the year candidate if it wasn't held back by the stipulations. Read Review. ****1/2

JWP THE STARS '94 - Osaka Chapter - Handheld 1/11/94 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2
-1hr 40min. Q=Ex

Fusayo Nouchi vs. Hiromi Sugo

Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Yagi vs. Plum Mariko & Command Bolshoi

Dynamite Kansai & Candy Okutsu vs. Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Chigusa Nagayo 26:02. JWP respected Chigusa, who could still go at this point, but were also smart enough to use her to elevate their wrestlers who were in their prime. This was one of the first steps toward Ozaki proving to be on Chigusa's level, a long dramatic double juice war that was actually more of a technical match. Ozaki attacked Chigusa before the bell, cutting her almost immediately. Chigusa quickly made a fiery comeback and settled into her quasi U.W.F. offense. Between Ozaki's brawling and Chigusa's striking, it was a pretty rough match with both women kicking each other's ass in their own way. Chigusa eventually got fed up and took it to the floor, busting Ozaki open horribly with a chair. Ozaki, in turn, began to make progress when she matched Chigusa's submissions. They put over the toll of the match and the bloodless well, but some of the submissions needed more work because it was too obvious they were hopeless. Ozaki eventually succumbed, but got her toughness over in the loss. ***3/4

JWP THE STARS '94 - Osaka Chapter - Commercial Tape 1/11/94 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2
-1hr 50min. Q=Master

Fusayo Nouchi vs. Hiromi Sugo 6:38

Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Yagi vs. Plum Mariko & Command Bolshoi 26:44

Dynamite Kansai & Candy Okutsu vs. Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki 23:49

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Chigusa Nagayo 26:02. JWP respected Chigusa, who could still go at this point, but were also smart enough to use her to elevate their wrestlers who were in their prime. This was one of the first steps toward Ozaki proving to be on Chigusa's level, a long dramatic double juice war that was actually more of a technical match. Ozaki attacked Chigusa before the bell, cutting her almost immediately. Chigusa quickly made a fiery comeback and settled into her quasi U.W.F. offense. Between Ozaki's brawling and Chigusa's striking, it was a pretty rough match with both women kicking each other's ass in their own way. Chigusa eventually got fed up and took it to the floor, busting Ozaki open horribly with a chair. Ozaki, in turn, began to make progress when she matched Chigusa's submissions. They put over the toll of the match and the bloodless well, but some of the submissions needed more work because it was too obvious they were hopeless. Ozaki eventually succumbed, but got her toughness over in the loss. ***3/4

JWP Enrei Naru Senko Commercial Tape 11/29/93 Fukuoka Hakata Starlaness & 1/12/94 Osaka Bayside Jenny
-1hr 10min. Q=Master
JWP 11/29/93

1/12/94

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Cuty Suzuki 5:46 of 20:21. Cuty was getting major heel heat pulling Ozaki's eyebrows out by hand (what a waste). She cut Ozaki on the forehead, and attacked the wound. Ozaki got beat on the whole time, but came back and put Cuty away with a few moves.

2 Fall Count Match: Dynamite Kansai & Candy Okutsu vs. Devil Masami & Plum Mariko 4:33 of 20:24

11/29/93

Dynamite Kansai & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Yumiko Hotta & Kaoru Ito 24:16. Hotta had her attitude going in a way that helped the match, looking intense and hateful. She added a lot of small things to the match that helped put over the rivalry between the two promotions. Hotta really carried this, with Fukuoka & Ito doing fine as workers. Kansai was disappointing in that she didn't add more to the story and atmosphere. She played along with Hotta better than younger and smaller Fukuoka or Ito could, but she was ultimately also a follower. ***1/2

Cuty Suzuki vs. Candy Okutsu 4:06 of 14:26

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Devil Masami 5:57 of 17:22. Looked like a very good match. Ozaki was really pushing Devil here. She was on offense most of what was shown and didn't seem at all the underdog. You felt like she would win, but of course if Devil is selling this much...

Mayumi Ozaki & Plum Mariko & Candy Okutsu vs. Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki & Bolshoi Kid 5:50 of 19:29

JWP PACIFIC FIGHT WITH MAJORS '94 Vol. 1 Commercial Tape 2/1/94 Pacific Star Hotel Ball Room
& JWP PACIFIC FIGHT WITH MAJORS '94 Vol. 2 Commercial Tape 2/1/94 Pacific Star Hotel Ball Room
-2hr. Q=Master

Note: tape also contains footage of their vacation activities

1st Battle A Block:

Cuty Suzuki vs. Fusayo Nouchi. 10:07

Dynamite Kansai vs. Candy Okutsu. 11:57

Vol 2

1st Battle B Block:

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Command Bolshoi

Plum Mariko vs. Mayumi Ozaki

JWP PACIFIC FIGHT WITH MAJORS '94 Vol. 3 Commercial Tape 2/2/94 Pacific Island Club
& JWP PACIFIC FIGHT WITH MAJORS '94 Vol. 4 Commercial Tape 2/2/94 Pacific Island Club

-2hr. Q=Master

Note: tape also contains footage of their vacation activities

2nd Battle A, B Block:

Plum Mariko vs. Hikari Fukuoka. 10:10

Cuty Suzuki vs. Dynamite Kansai. 12:22

Vol. 4

Mayumi Ozaki & Hikari Fukuoka & Bolshoi Kid vs. Cuty Suzuki & Candy Okutsu & Fusayo Nouchi. 15:47

Final Battle Kesshosen Special Tag Match: Devil Masami & Dynamite Kansai vs. Chigusa Nagayo & Plum Mariko. Tournament doesn't have a traditional final, rather the winner of A Block teams with Devil, while the winner of B Block teams with Chigusa. 15:58

JWP PACIFIC FIGHT WITH MAJORS '94 Vol. 5 Commercial Tape
-1hr 25min. Q=Master

Focuses on Chigusa Nagayo's involvement in JWP so far. All matches are edited, and they actually stop the tape of the match to show the wrestlers (mainly Chigusa) talking about it.

11/18/93: Cuty Suzuki & Chigusa Nagayo vs. Devil Masami & Plum Mariko. 12-13 min (all times on this tape include interspersed interviews)

1/9/94: Cuty Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki & Plum Mariko vs. Dynamite Kansai & Devil Masami & Chigusa Nagayo. 12 min

1/11/94: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Chigusa Nagayo. 17 min

Clips of each singles match in PACIFIC FIGHT Tournament about 2 min each than 3-4 min clip of tag final

JWP SMASH HIT!! Plum Mariko vs Chigusa Nagayo Commercial Tape 2/11/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Master

Fusayo Nouchi vs. Hiromi Sugo

Hiromi Yagi vs. Command Bolshoi

Cuty Suzuki vs. Hikari Fukuoka

Plum Mariko vs. Chigusa Nagayo

Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Devil Masami & Candy Okutsu

JWP Super Extreme! Cuty/Devil Dancing Crash to Splendor Exploded Commercial Tape 3/12/94 Mito Shimin Taiikukan
-1hr. Q=Master

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Hiromi Yagi

Cuty Suzuki vs. Bolshoi Kid

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Plum Mariko

Dynamite Kansai & Candy Okutsu vs. Devil Masami & Fusayo Nouchi

Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko vs. Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Yagi & Fusayo Nouchi

JWP TV 3/26/94 Ariake ROAD FIRST taped 3/13/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=VG

All Japan Junior Title Match: Candy Okutsu vs. Fusayo Nouchi 13:53

Dynamite Kansai vs. Bolshoi Kid 14:08

Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Plum Mariko 20:40

Chigusa Nagayo vs. Cuty Suzuki 0:40

JWP Ariake ROAD FIRST Commercial Tape 3/13/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 40min. Q=Master

Hiromi Yagi vs. Hiromi Sugo 12:22

All Japan Junior Title Match: Candy Okutsu vs. Fusayo Nouchi 13:53

Dynamite Kansai vs. Bolshoi Kid 14:08

Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Plum Mariko 20:40

Chigusa Nagayo vs. Cuty Suzuki 0:40

JWP Ariake ROAD SECOND Commercial Tape 4/10/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Master

Hiromi Sugo vs. Fusayo Nouchi

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hiromi Yagi

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Plum Mariko

Dynamite Kansai & Command Bolshoi vs. Reggie Bennett & Cuty Suzuki

Devil Masami vs. Chigusa Nagayo

JWP Fighting Venus Commercial Tape 3/12/94 Mito & 5/5/94 Komagaya
-1hr 25min. Q=Ex

3/12/94 Mito Shimin Taiikukan

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Hiromi Yagi

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Plum Mariko

Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko vs. Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Yagi & Fusayo Nouchi

5/5/94

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Fusayo Nouchi

Candy Okutsu vs. Bolshoi Kid

Cuty Suzuki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Devil Masami & Hiromi Yagi

JWP Handheld 5/14/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 35min. Q=Near Perfect

Command Bolshoi vs. Hiromi Yagi

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hiromi Sugo

Cuty Suzuki vs. Fusayo Nouchi

Dynamite Kansai & Devil Masami vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu

JWP SUPER MAJOR QUEENS Ariake FLASH!! Commercial Tapes 5/22/94 Tokyo Ariake Colisseum
-3hr 55min. Q=Master. 2 DVDs

Hiromi Yagi & Fusayo Nouchi vs. Kumiko Maekawa & Rie Tamada. Basic young girls match with stretching and dropkicks. Execution was fine. Yagi kept some intensity and suspense on the match even though aside from a few judo based moves she was doing the same offense as the others. She has a sense of timing and an understanding of what makes a match compelling that the others don't. **

Bolshoi Kid (ASARI) vs. Command Bolshoi. It wasn't quite SUPER MAJOR CLOWNS Ariake TRASH!! like I feared, but it wasn't a good lucha or flying match like it could have been. The 10 minute time limit hurt because by the time it started getting good, it was over. The funniest part was when ASARI's hair extension came off in the midst of her turning a uranage into a wakigatame. Commando acted like it was a dead animal and scared the ref with it. The moves were a lot better than the previous match, but the execution was worse and there was no smoothness, timing, or flow. *3/4

Cuty Special vs. Takako Panic: Cuty Suzuki vs. Takako Inoue. These two don't need 20 minutes. Their lack of offense starts to bore you within 10. You know you are in trouble when Takako is doing all the offense, but her offense at least looked pretty good. Cuty's flying in particular looked pretty pathetic; she's just not very athletic. Cuty did an excellent job of selling. The lack of announcers actually helped the match come across better because Cuty was doing a great job of screaming in pain, actually putting some thought and emotion into when and how she screamed. The effort was strong, but too much of the match was just stretching each other out. They didn't get heat until things picked up at the end. **1/4

Over The Generation Grudge Match: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Chigusa Nagayo. This truly looked like a grudge match. There was a major staredown before it started and once it began they just beat each other to a pulp for 27 minutes. Violent and intense. Ozaki was nasty. The match was all about attitude. They wouldn't back down or give up no matter how much punishment they took. Obviously they were both over to begin with, but the match built up a great deal of heat not just because it was long and high quality, but because they earned the audience's respect. Both women had a couple of cuts, with the entire right side of Ozaki's face being covered in blood while Chigusa couldn't really get much blood. It wasn't just a brawl, of course, they each actually wrestled and even did a dive. One of the best matches they've had together. ***3/4

Candy Okutsu vs. Kyoko Inoue. Long before the ego feeding days of squashing everyone in Neo to the detriment of everyone but herself, there was a wrestler named Kyoko Inoue that was more interested in having a strong match. Even though she may never have had to face Candy again, she unselfishly carried her and put her over enough to lead her to one of the best veteran vs. promising youngster matches. They key to this typ eof match is the youngster looking impressive and being competitive. Nobody really believes they'll win, so it's okay if they are overmatched as long as they prove they are not only someone to watch but a player right now, which Candy did. In doing so, Candy got the crowd behind her. Well executed match with a number of nice high spots. The highlight to me was Kyoko doing an overhead belly to belly suplex with both women standing on the top rope. The finishing segment was disappoint, but that was the only major downside. ***3/4

Devil Masami & Bull Nakano vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Sakie Hasegawa. Surprisingly this was supposed to be the first time Devil & Bull teamed up. The best athlete each league had from the current generation faced each leagues aging monster. Unfortunately, the aging monsters didn't seemed cut out to go nearly 30 minutes. While the match was well worked and some excellent moments and exciting stretches, it lacked fire and really anything that would make the match seem important. Too often the match just plodded along. Hikari and Sakie did some nice moves, most notably Hikari moonsaulting off Sakie's shoulders, but the monsters for the most part seemed to just be there. The success of the match was more in having wrestlers that good than in anything particular they did. **3/4

WWWA Sekai Single Senshukenjiai: Aja Kong vs. Dynamite Kansai. This is one of those inexplicable matches where you can't imagine how things could go wrong, but they really did. Before the GAEA days, every time these two had faced each other before or after it was excellent. This match however went on forever without much of anything happening. Aja dominated the match with a lot of dull submissions and some brutal strikes. She did a good job pounding Kansai with different types of shots so she could save her urakens until the end, but there weren't enough strikes or other high impact spots until that point to keep the quality up. Kansai wasn't on top of her game today. It seemed like she was having problems working with someone so big, although I can't figure why since she'd had no problem with Devil or Aja in the past. In any case, here you never got the sense that they knew where their opponent was going to be, so they were more tentative and deliberate than you'd expect. Wasn't a totally dead match, but didn't have anywhere near the heat and urgency you'd expect from JWP's top star vying to become the first native outsider to win the top women's title. **1/2

JWP Handheld 5/26/94 Osaka
-1hr 35min. Q=Ex

Candy Okutsu & Fusayo Nouchi vs. Hiromi Yagi & Hiromi Sugo

Devil Masami vs. Command Bolshoi

Dynamite Kansai vs. Cuty Suzuki

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Mima Shimoda

Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki & Hiromi Yagi vs. Dynamite Kansai & Candy Okutsu & Fusayo Nouchi

JWP on WOWOW 6/25/94 taped 6/19 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1 1/2hr. Q=VG

Fusayo Nouchi vs. Hiromi Yagi

Long feature on Hikari Fukuoka including pins over Cuty & Plum

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka. Very good match. It worked because Ozaki did a really good job of carrying the match and acting, allowing Fukuoka to just have to work, which she could always more than hold her own doing. ***3/4

Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki vs. Dynamite Kansai & Candy Okutsu

Hiromi Sugo vs. Command Bolshoi

JWP NO GIMMICK Commercial Tape 7/10/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 45min. Q=Master

Sumiyo Toyama vs. Hiromi Sugo

Candy Okutsu vs. Hiromi Yagi

Dynamite Kansai & Command Bolshoi vs. Plum Mariko & Cuty Suzuki

Hikari Fukuoka & Suzuka Minami vs. Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki

JWP THE BATTLE!! NETTO Commercial Tape 8/5/94 Ibaraki-ken
-1hr 10min. Q=Master

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Hiromi Sugo. More like the original JWP with a bunch of submissions early then some spots from Hikari toward the end. Sugo didn't have a prayer. *1/2

Dynamite Kansai & Fusayo Nouchi vs. Command Bolshoi & Hiromi Yagi. Yagi was already good. She did her submissions and Kansai did her kicks, but the other two didn't offer much. **1/4

Cuty Suzuki & Candy Okutsu vs. Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki. Devil & Ozaki played heel, and dominated the match. Cuty & Candy were alright, but nothing special. Ozaki worked hard and made it a good match. ***

Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki & Candy Okutsu & Hiromi Sugo vs. Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki & Command Bolshoi & Hiromi Yagi. The main players did a good job, but, although they hit their moves, the bottom four didn't do too much. The fans were the most excited about Kansai vs. Devil, which was good. The finish was nothing special. ***

JWP Handheld 8/14/94 Kobe
-1 1/2hr. Q=VG (obstructed ground level shoot)

Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Sugo vs. Fusayo Nochi & Hiromi Yagi

Cuty Suzuki vs. Candy Okutsu

Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dynamite Kansai & Bolshoi Kid

Dynamite Kansai & Hikari Fukuoka & Cuty Suzuki & Bolshoi Kid vs. Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki & Candy Okutsu & Hiromi Sugo

JWP THE BODY HEAT TOURNAMENT PART 1 Commercial Tape 8/8/94 Tokyo Ota-ku Taiikukan
-2hr. Q=Master

Fusayo Nouchi vs. Hiromi Sugo

Tournament Matches:

Hiromi Yagi vs. Command Bolshoi

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Candy Okutsu

Cuty Suzuki vs. Mayumi Ozaki

Dynamite Kansai vs. Devil Masami

JWP THE BODY HEAT TOURNAMENT PART 2 Commercial Tape 8/20/94 Omiya Skate Center
-1hr 25min. Q=Master

Tournament Junkessho: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Command Bolshoi. Bolshoi works Fukuoka's bad arm. Good work, but the match seemed very flat due to a total lack of heat. Good match.

Tournament Junkessho: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Devil Masami. Ozaki was real good, but Devil made some of the spots that required athleticism look bad.

8/21 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, Tournament Kesshosen 2 Fall Count Match: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka. Ozaki carried the match and it was really solid with strong psychology, but Fukuoka didn't play her role well as her selling wasn't that good and her comebacks were way too quick. As Bolshoi did, Ozaki attacks Hikari's bad arm. Very good match, but the finish was bad because Ozaki kicks out at 1 but the ref gives Hikari the match anyway.

JWP TV 9/10/94 THE BODY HEAT TOURNAMENT taped 8/21/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=Ex

Devil Masami vs. Hiromi Yagi. Devil doesn't really take Yagi seriously, and Yagi isn't allowed to be competitive.

Candy Okutsu vs. Infernal KAORU. Good work. No real substance, but the spots were good.

8/20/94 Omiya Skate Center, Tournament Semifinal: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Command Bolshoi. Bolshoi works Fukuoka's bad arm. Good work, but the match seemed very flat due to a total lack of heat. Good match.

8/20/94 Omiya Skate Center, Tournament Semifinal: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Devil Masami. Ozaki was real good, but Devil made some of the spots that required athleticism look bad.

Tournament Final 2 Fall Count Match: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka. Ozaki carried the match and it was really solid with strong psychology, but Fukuoka didn't play her role well as her selling wasn't that good and her comebacks were way too quick. As Bolshoi did, Ozaki attacks Hikari's bad arm. Very good match, but the finish was bad because Ozaki kicks out at 1 but the ref gives Hikari the match anyway.

JWP TV 10/8/94 THUNDER QUEEN BATTLE YOKOHAMA 94 taped 9/18/94 Kanagawa Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan
-1hr 25min. Q=Ex

JWP Purebred Fighting -2-: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Candy Okutsu

THE BRAKE DOWN TERRITORY: Cuty Suzuki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Chigusa Nagayo & KAORU

JWP Open Weight Title Match: Dynamite Kansai vs. Devil Masami

JWP STARS ON TOUR Commercial Tape 10/20/94 Sapporo Teisen Hall
-1hr 35min. Q=Master

Fusayo Nouchi vs. Candy Okutsu 14:27. Decent match. The execution was right on, but the pace was slow and the matwork was indiscriminate. **

Cuty Suzuki vs. Dynamite Kansai 15:34. Cuty's offense wasn't credible against Kansai, but Kansai sold it anyway. The 1st half was slow, but it there were nice high spots and near falls in the 2nd half. ***

Chigusa Nagayo vs. Bolshoi Kid 0:28. Bolshoi scores the huge upset with a flash pin just before the :30 mark. Seeing the clown take the legend out like that might well be the funiest thing she ever did, even if it wasn't meant to be a joke. Unfortunately, Chigusa ultimately got the last laugh, as she spent the next several years destroying JWP by taking all their stars. DUD

Mayumi Ozaki vs. KAORU (GAEA) 20:25. Beginning wasn't much as KAORU is very weak on the mat, but it was a strong match once the action got hot. ***1/4

JWP Nintei Musabetsukyu Senshukenjiai: Devil Masami vs. Hikari Fukuoka 18:45. Very solid match with very good timing and psychology. Strong body and hot final 5 minutes. Devil press slams Hikari off the apron over the guard rail and Hikari's right arm hits a ringside table, but all the force of the landing comes down on her left arm, so Devil launches an all out attack on that arm. ****

JWP STARS ON TOUR Commercial Tape 10/30/94 Kawaguchi Shimin Kaikan
-1hr 20min. Q=Master

Zenjo & JWP Junior League Koshikisen: Chaparrita ASARI vs. Fusayo Nouchi

Zenjo & JWP Junior League Koshikisen: Rie Tamada vs. Candy Okutsu

Hikari Fukuoka & KAORU vs. Devil Masami & Hiromi Sugo

Dynamite Kansai & Bolshoi Kid vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki

Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki & Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Sugo vs. Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki & Candy Okutsu & Hiromi Yagi

JWP TV 11/12/94 taped 11/6/94 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=Ex

10/20/94 Sapporo Teison Hall: Chigusa Nagayo vs. Bolshoi Kid 0:23 of 0:28. You can do anything, but don't clown the clown! Chigusa took this match as a joke, mocking Bolshoi by imitating her jig. She thought she was going to just go straight to her finisher, probably win on the first move, but Bolshoi countered the running three to score the huge flash pin upset!

KAORU vs. Hiromi Yagi 7:47 of 12:22. Acceptable veteran vs. youngster match. Yagi didn't have her execution totally downpat, but it was nonetheless entertaining seeing her try to hang with the rival promotion's star because she's so spunky. KAORU didn't take this too seriously, but had no problem selling for Yagi, and was alert enough to save a spot or two that didn't come off as planned. *1/2

Cuty Suzuki vs. Candy Okutsu 19:00. Cuty played heel effectively, doing a good job with her facials and garnering heat roughing up the youngster. Generally though, the crowd was kind of dead because they knew Candy didn't have a chance, and the match was doing little to make them believe anything to the contrary. The crowd got into it when Candy made her comeback with a fantastic, lengthy rolling German suplex and avalanche style front suplex, but Cuty quickly cut her off and finished it. The wrestling was very competent with solid performances from both, but it actually came off as even more of a glorified squash than the previous match. **

Mayumi Ozaki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai & Devil Masami 22:10. After Ozaki & Bolshoi were defeated by Fukuoka & KAORU at JWP's 10/10/94 Korakuen Hall show, Ozaki recruited Fukuoka to team with her and told KAORU she was no longer needed, setting up their singles match on 10/20/94. Ozaki had owned Fukuoka from day one, but Hikari defeating her in their last two singles matches - a controversial win on 8/21/94 to capture the Body Heat tournament and legitimately on 9/25/94 which earned her a title shot against Devil on 10/20/94 - not only showed that Hikari had arrived as a major force, but put her in the main event to stay. Cuty was a good draw for JWP that they'd continue to exploit in tag matches, but JWP was too serious about their wrestling to feature her forever, and it was really the four in this match that would carry the promotion for the next few years, with Cuty being spotted and Candy playing an ever increasing role. The match itself was somewhat disappointing, probably because the two bumpers were on the same team, and they didn't seem to want that team to get dominated nor did they want the large women taking too many bumps. The match was by no means tame, but still, this would have been a good time for a strong storyline. Though they had a few segments that featured a certain aspect (for instance Devil's power) or depicted a strategy (Ozaki & Fukuoka attacking Kansai's knee), the match tended to meander and was thus generally being greeted with indifference until they picked things up in the second half with their signature moves. The wrestling got good, but more due to their familiarity. It lacked spark. There were some intense moments, for instance when Kansai was actually propelling Ozaki off the mat with her kicks or Ozaki was kicking her feet to try to slip out of the splash mountain, but overall it felt more like a really nice house show main event. ***

JWP on WOWOW 12/3/94 taped 11/27 Tokyo Tele Theatre
-1hr 25min. Q=Ex

Hiromi Yagi & Hiromi Sugo vs. Chigusa Nagayo (GAEA) & Fusayo Nouchi

Bomber Hikaru (GAEA) vs. Dynamite Kansai

Devil Masami vs. KAORU (GAEA)

Mayumi Ozaki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Cuty Suzuki & Candy Okutsu. Well worked main event in the typical JWP style, starting out conservative and building up to an action packed climax with all the favorite moves. Ozaki was the primary force here, directing traffic and holding the match together. Hikari kept it entertaining with her hot flying. Cuty & Candy were fine following, but didn't add much of their own to the match. ***

JWP J*NIGHT STARS ON THEATER 12/10/94 Kawaguchi Rirai Main Hall
-1hr 20min. Q=Master

Reiko Amano vs. Tomoko Kuzumi

Zenjo & JWP Junior League Koshikisen: Hiromi Sugo vs. Candy Okutsu

Dynamite Kansai & Sumio Toyama vs. Devil Masami & Fusayo Nouchi

Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Yagi

Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki & Hiromi Sugo & Fusayo Nouchi vs. Dynamite Kansai & Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu & Hiromi Yagi

JWP Monster Commando H (Hikari Fukuoka), M (Mayumi Ozaki), & Y (Cuty Suzuki) Commercial tapes
-1 1/2hr. Q=Master

Each JWP wrestler stars in a 30-minute Godzilla-like sci-fi monster movie from 1995.  

JWP TV 1/14/95 Mega Stars '95 taped 1/8/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=VG

Bomber Hikaru vs. Sumio Toyama 10:24

Devil Masami & Hiromi Yagi vs. KAORU & Hiromi Sugo

Dynamite Kansai & Fusayo Nouchi vs. Cuty Suzuki & Candy Okutsu

JWP Tag Title Match: Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Hikari Fukuoka 19:54

JWP TV 2/18/95 taped 1/22/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=Ex

Candy Okutsu vs. Fusayo Nouchi

Mayumi Ozaki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai & Hiromi Yagi 21:15

Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki & Sumiyo Toyama vs. Chigusa Nagayo & KAORU & Bomber Hikaru 19:27

JWP MEGA STARS '95 Tokyo Chapter Commercial Tape 1/8/95 & 1/22/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 50min. Q=Master

Bomber Hikaru vs. Sumio Toyama 10:24

JWP Tag Title Match: Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Hikari Fukuoka 19:54

Mayumi Ozaki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai & Hiromi Yagi 21:15

Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki & Sumiyo Toyama vs. Chigusa Nagayo & KAORU & Bomber Hikaru 19:27

JWP MEGA STARS '95 Osaka Chapter Commercial Tape 1/30/95 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2
-1hr 15min. Q=Master

Kanako Motoya vs. Yuki Miyazaki

Yasuko Kuragaki vs. Tomomi Kobayashi

Sumio Toyama & Reiko Amano vs. Tomoko Miyaguchi & Tomoko Kuzumi

Devil Masami & Hiromi Yagi & Fusayo Nouchi vs. Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki & Hiromi Sugo

Special Scramble Tag Match: Mayumi Ozaki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Chigusa Nagayo & Candy Okutsu

JWP HARD CORE GIG Commercial Tape 2/25/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 10min. Q=Master

Cuty Suzuki vs. KAORU. One of those matches where these two try to be tough girls even though they aren't. It was pretty good when they wrestled, but typically false when they tried to be bad girls. There were some execution problems and they didn't work together so well, but the other big problem was the match was at least twice as long as it should have been so it meandered considerably. Not only did they lose the crowd, but they didn't structure the match so they'd eventually get them back and anyone could see a draw coming from a mile away. *3/4

Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki & Sumio Toyama vs. Devil Masami & Candy Okutsu & Hiromi Yagi. The veterans gave this match to Yagi, Toyama, and to a lesser extent Candy. Toyama was never good, while Yagi & Candy were miles from their '96 level. Still, this was a good match because of the action, but more because of the smarts and timing of the veterans, particularly Ozaki. The veterans didn't wrestle each other so much because they were needed to carry the younger wrestlers, but that ensured the quality was always at least decent. Ozaki vs. Devil was quite good when it happened, with Devil still being real sharp. ***

Undercard highlights

Reiko Amano & Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Tomoko Kuzumi. 4:37 shown

JWP JAZZ & SOUL Commercial Tape 3/17/95 Hakata Starlanes
-1hr 50min. Q=Near Perfect

Tomoko Kuzumi vs. Yasuko Kuragaki. Rookie style. *

Hiromi Sugo vs. Tomomi Kobayashi. Sugo was pretty good, but this was also a dull rookie style match. *

Sumio Toyama & Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Rieko Amano & Yuki Miyazaki. Toyama was the best of these 4 here due to being the most experienced. Tons of dropkicks. *1/4

Hiromi Yagi vs. Fusayo Nouchi. Yagi was very good, but Nouchi couldn't match here. Hot finish. **3/4

Neo Street Fight Match: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dynamite Kansai. *Reviewed in Quebrada #42* Great match that is what a street fight should be. The destroyed each other w/ brawling and weapons, but always came back to wrestling when someone was trying to end it. Great work. Oz was pure evil. Both women, but especially Kansai, juice heavily. The best street fight I've ever seen. ****1/2

Devil Masami & Candy Okutsu vs. Cuty Suzuki & Hikari Fukuoka. Candy was the one that "didn't belong" because of her age, but she once again proved herself by being the the hot worker of the match. ***1/4

JWP Handheld 3/18/95 Osaka
-1hr 45min. Q=Gd

Fusayo Nouchi & Kanako Motoya vs. Hiromi Sugo & Tomomi Kobayashi

Sumio Toyama vs. Reiko Amano

Hiromi Yagi & Tomoko Kuzumi vs. Yuki Miyazaki & Tomoko Miyaguchi

Devil Masami vs. Candy Okutsu

JWP Tag Title Match: Mayumi Ozaki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki

JWP TV 3/25/95 taped 3/21 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 55min. Q=Ex

Blue Star Cup '95: Yuki Miyazaki vs. Yasuko Kuragaki

Blue Star Cup '95: Rieko Amano vs. Kanako Motoya

Fusayo Nouchi & Hiromi Sugo vs. Tomoko Miyaguchi & Tomoko Kuzumi

The Dead Heat 4x4 (one count pinfall): Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki & Candy Okutsu & Sumio Toyama vs. Dynamite Kansai & Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Yagi. The one count pinfall sounds like a recipe for disaster, but they make it work. ****

JWP on WOWOW 4/22/95 taped 4/16 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 55min. Q=Ex

Blue Star Cup 2 League Bout: Rieko Amano vs. Tomoko Kuzumi

Blue Star Cup 2 League Bout: Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Yuki Miyazaki

Sumio Toyama & Kanako Motoya vs. Hiromi Sugo & Tomomi Kobayashi

Devil Masami & Fusayo Nouchi vs. Dynamite Kansai & Hiromi Yagi

JWP TV 5/13/95 THIRD!! taped 4/29/95 Tokyo Tele Theatre
-1hr 55min. Q=Ex

Blue Star Cup 2 League Bout: Yasuko Kuragaki vs. Tomoko Miyaguchi

Sumio Toyama vs. Bomber Hikaru feud recap

Bomber Hikaru & Toshie Uematsu (GAEA team) vs. Sumio Toyama & Tomoko Kuzumi

Handicap Match: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hiromi Sugo & Rieko Amano

Candy Okutsu vs. Hiromi Yagi 19:25. Yagi wore her judo jacket and focused on that style but still did missile kicks, while Candy fought her usual athletic style. These two have very good chemistry, so even though they weren't exactly playing to each other's strengths, it all came off. It was far from their best match together, but it was successful as long as you don't think about it too much. **1/2

Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki 15:48. Started out lighthearted, but got serious quickly with some good action from Fukuoka and Kansai. Unfortunately, it was kind of short for a JWP main event, and didn't build as well or develop as much drama. The match was generally quality whenever Fukuoka and Kansai were in, but far better when they were together as Devil really didn't do much and Cuty tried but lacked the skill to distinguish herself. **1/2

JWP China Vol. 1 at Beijing Commercial Tape 5/14/95
-1hr 20min. Q=Near Perfect

Sumiyo Toyama & Hiromi Sugo vs. Tomoko Miyaguchi & Reiko Amano

Candy Okutsu vs. Bolshoi Kid

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hiromi Yagi

Dynamite Kansai & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki

JWP China Vol. 2 at Tenchin Commercial Tape 5/16/95
-1hr 20min. Q=Near Perfect

Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Reiko Amano

Bolshoi Kid & Hiromi Yagi vs. Sumiyo Toyama & Hiromi Sugo

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Cuty Suzuki

Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai & Candy Okutsu

JWP TV 5/19/95 taped 5/14/95 Beijing & 5/16/95 Tenchin
-1hr 55min. Q=Ex

5/14/95

Candy Okutsu vs. Bolshoi Kid

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hiromi Yagi

Dynamite Kansai & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki

5/16/95

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Cuty Suzuki

Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai & Candy Okutsu

JWP THUNDER QUEEN Ryogoku WONDERLAND Vol. 1 Commercial Tape 6/16/95 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
-1hr 25min. Q=Master

JWP Nintei Junior Senshuken Shodai Oza Ketteisen: Candy Okutsu vs. Hiromi Yagi vs. Hiromi Sugo 7:08. You had to beat both opponents consecutively to capture the crown, and while the first two falls being so quick might not have helped the match quality if nothing else they made the near finishes in the third fall seem more legit. They put all they had into this match, not wasting any time and making the whole thing come off as frantic and desperate. Yagi was in top form, displaying really smooth and fluid work with lighting counters and transitions, and excellent body control. Candy was also good. Sugo was totally out of her depth, but wrestled so little it wasn't apparent. ***1/4

Hikari Fukuoka & KAORU vs. Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki 12:32 of 13:32. Everyone was kept involved, running or usually in the case of Fukuoka & KAORU flying all over the place. Hikari's team did a lot of double teaming, and except for a rare flub worked very well together. Devil & Ozaki did the spectacular style their opposition is known for, including Ozaki doing a diving footstomp off Devil's shoulders with Devil sitting on the top rope then Devil doing a diving leg drop to set up the finish. ***1/4

JWP-GAEA THE CLIMAX ONE: Dynamite Kansai vs. Chigusa Nagayo 22:10 of 23:35. As good a match as you could have hoped for. Chigusa could still wrestle in these days, and both went all out to deliver a memorable main event. Kansai was the monstrous aggressor, kicking the crap out of Chigusa, who was "injured" early. Chigusa made a quick recovery and injured Kansai with her kicks, to even things up in this brutally stiff match. Good drama with teases of the big holds and nice selling by both to put over the impact and accumulation of damage. ****

JWP THUNDER QUEEN Ryogoku WONDERLAND Vol. 2 Commercial Tape 6/16/95 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
-1hr 35min. Q=Master

J&G New Face Mix: Sonoko Kato & Chikayo Nagashima & Maiko Narita vs. Tomoko Kuzumi & Tomomi Kobayashi & Yuki Miyazaki 16:29

JWP & Zenjo Brand New Scramble Road: Fusayo Nochi & Kumiko Maekawa vs. Kanako Motoya & Rie Tamada 10:45

2nd Blue Star Cup Rookie of the Year Decision Legaue Final: Reiko Amano vs. Tomoko Miyaguchi 15:29

Bomber Hikari & Sumiyo Toyama vs. Toshie Sato & Yasuko Kuragaki 11:09

Cutie Suzuki vs. Bolshoi Kid 12:30

JWP TV 7/23/95 taped 7/9/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 55min. Q=Ex

Devil Masami & Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Tomoko Kuzumi & Tomomi Kobayashi

JWP Junior Title Match: Candy Okutsu vs. Fusayo Nouchi

Hikari Fukuoka & KAORU vs. Cuty Suzuki & Hiromi Yagi

DRESS UP WILD FIGHT: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Dynamite Kansai

JWP TV 8/19/95 taped 8/10/95 Fukuoka Hakata Starlanes
-1hr 50min. Q=VG-Ex (choppy audio)

Bolshoi Kid & Hiromi Sugo vs. Saburo & Tomoko Kuzumi

Highlights of matches from JWP Nintei Musabetsukyu Senshuken league from 8/3 & 8/9

JWP Nintei Musabetsukyu Senshuken League Match: Candy Okutsu vs. Fusayo Nouchi

JWP Nintei Musabetsukyu Senshuken League Match: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai. Kansai carried the match, giving an excellent performance to make this a memorable match. It even had heat. ****

Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki vs. Devil Masami & Hiromi Yagi. Match was nothing exceptional early, but got really good when Yagi was against Cuty, of course due to Yagi. This also had heat. Hot final 5 minutes with all kinds of big spots down the stretch. The execution could have been a little better. ***1/2

JWP Kyoto Natsu Monogatari (summer legend) '95 Commercial Tape 8/29/95 Kyoto KBS Hall
-1hr 15min. Q=Master

JWP Junior Senshukenjiai: Candy Okutsu vs. Saburo. They were always working hard, but most of the time they weren't doing much. They didn't do anything bad per se, but it was mainly submissions and just wasn't very exciting. *1/2

JWP Nintei Musabetsukyu Oza Kettei Leagusen: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Cuty Suzuki. Started off slow, but turned into a good match in the last third. ***

Dynamite Kansai & Hiromi Yagi vs. Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki. Match was always solid and entertaining, but they didn't really capitilize on the Kansai vs. Ozaki rivalry or the few stories they introduced. Devil & Ozaki played heel, punking Yagi, who was the big underdog here. Yagi looked good and got over in the underdog role, getting the biggest pops of anyone when she'd do something of note. Kansai was particularly brutal with Devil, drilling her with kicks and chops. ***1/2

Kanako Motoya vs. Yuki Miyazaki. 1:50 shown.

Tomoko Kuzumi & Tomomi Kobayashi vs. Tomoko Miyaguchi & Yasuko Kuragaki. 1:49 shown.

Fusayo Nouchi & Rieko Amano vs. Bolshoi Kid & Hiromi Sugo. 3:07 shown.

 

JWP Alpha Presents "J" In The Citta Nothing But JWP!! Commercial Tape 9/1/95 Club Citta Kawasaki
-1hr. Q=Master

Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Kanako Motoya

Hiromi Sugo & Saburo vs. Bolshoi Kid & Fusayo Nouchi

Devil Masami & Rieko Amano vs. Tomoko Kuzumi & ?

Cuty Suzuki vs. Hiromi Yagi

Mayumi Ozaki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Dynamite Kansai & Candy Okutsu

JWP TV 9/30/95 SPLASH "J" & RUNNING "G" taped 9/23/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Ex

Feature on Kansai winning the WWWA World Single Title from Aja Kong on 8/30/95.

    JWP 9/23/95 Korakuen-Super Scramble 6 Woman Tag Match Tournament Round 1

Cuty & Toshie Uematsu (GAEA) & Yuki Miyazaki vs. Fukuoka & Sonoko Kato (GAEA) & Kanako Motoya. Fast paced all action match with tons of saves.

Bomber Hikaru (GAEA) & Bolshoi Kid & Saburo vs. KAORU (GAEA) & Meiko Satomura (GAEA) & Tomoko Kuzumi. Fast-paced exciting match with surprisingly good work. Only 1/3 of the match aired, but it looked to be very good.

Chigusa (GAEA) & Chikayo Nagashima (GAEA) & Tomomi Kobayashi vs. Ozaki & Toshie Sato (GAEA) & Amano. Fast-paced with all kinds of double teams. A little more than 1/3 aired, but it looked to be around ***1/4 to ***1/2.

Devil & Chihiro Nakano (GAEA) & Miyazaki vs. Kansai & Makie Numao (GAEA) & Yasuko Kuragaki. Mediocre.

JWP Jr. Title: Candy vs. Yagi. This looked great, but they only showed 6 minutes of a 30:00 draw.

    GAEA 9/23/95 at Korakuen-Super Scramble 6 Woman Tag Match Tournament Semifinals

Chigusa & Chikayo & Kobayashi vs. Fukuoka & Sonoko & Motoya. Fukuoka was the best, but none of the youngsters stood out so it was only ok overall.

KAORU & Satomura & Kuzumi vs. Kansai & Numao & Kuragaki. Youngsters were the focus, but only Satomura looked good.

    Super Scramble 6 Woman Tag Match Tournament Final

KAORU & Satomura & Kuzumi vs. Fukuoka & Kato & Motoya. Match was too long (almost 24 minutes and they showed all of it) as it had no real storyline or psychology (no surprise given KAORU) and lacked heat. Some blown spots due to the inexperience of the youngsters. Final minutes had tons of flying, with Hikari in particular putting on a show. KAORU's team wins tournament. **3/4  

JWP SPLASH "J" & RUNNING "G" JWP Chapter Commercial Tape 9/23/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Master

Korakuen-Super Scramble 6 Woman Tag Match Tournament Round 1

Cuty Suzuki & Toshie Uematsu (GAEA) & Yuki Miyazaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Sonoko Kato (GAEA) & Kanako Motoya 15:23. Fast paced all action match with tons of saves.

Bomber Hikaru (GAEA) & Bolshoi Kid & Saburo vs. KAORU (GAEA) & Meiko Satomura (GAEA) & Tomoko Kuzumi 15:45. Fast-paced exciting match with surprisingly good work. Only 1/3 of the match aired, but it looked to be very good.

JWP Junior Title Match: Candy Okutsu vs. Hiromi Yagi 30:00. Really good stuff.

Chigusa Nagayo (GAEA) & Chikayo Nagashima (GAEA) & Tomomi Kobayashi vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Toshie Sato (GAEA) & Reiko Amano 19:53. Fast-paced with all kinds of double teams. A little more than 1/3 aired, but it looked to be around ***1/4 to ***1/2.

Dynamite Kansai & Yasuko Kugagaki & Makie Numai vs. Devil Masami & Tomoko Miyaguchi & Chihiro Nakano 16:08

GAEA SPLASH "J" & RUNNING "G" GAEA Chapter Commercial Tape 9/23/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 50min. Q=Master

Korakuen-Super Scramble 6 Woman Tag Match Tournament Semifinal

Hikari Fukuoka (JWP) & Sonoko Kato (GAEA) & Kanako Motoya (JWP) vs. Chigusa Nagayo (GAEA) & Chikayo Nagashima (GAEA) & Tomomi Kobayashi (JWP) 15:07

Dynamite Kansai (JWP) & Yasuko Kugagaki (JWP) & Makie Numai vs. KAORU (GAEA) & Meiko Satomura (GAEA) & Tomoko Kuzumi (JWP) 19:04

Special 18 Woman Battle Royal 23:23

SPLASH "J" & RUNNING "G" Tournament Final: Hikari Fukuoka & Sonoko Kato & Kanako Motoya vs. KAORU & Meiko Satomura & Tomoko Kuzumi 23:59

JWP on WOWOW 10/21/95 taped 10/15 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 50min. Q=Ex

Hiromi Yagi & Command Bolshoi vs. Candy Okutsu & Rieko Amano

Feature on Hikari & KAORU as a team

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Devil Masami

Highlights of August 1995 tournament matches

JWP Nintei Musabetsukyu Senshuken Tournament: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Cuty Suzuki

JWP Nintei Musabetsukyu Senshuken Tournament Final: Cuty Suzuki vs. Dynamite Kansai. Kansai captures title.

JWP TV 11/11/95 taped 10/31/95 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

Kanako Motoya vs. Tomoko Miyaguchi. Both are green, but they had a good showing. Basic match most of the way with high spots at the end. **

Yuki Miyazaki & Tomoko Kuzumi vs. Saburo & Fusayo Nouchi. All spots, but it was fast paced and the work was good. **1/2

The New Face Attack The Second Ages: Command Bolshoi vs. Rieko Amano. *

Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki & Hiromi Yagi. Exciting match with all kinds of big spots. High workrate. Excellent when Devil & Cuty aren't in. ****1/4

Takako Inoue feature with highlights of her big matches against the JWP women

WWWA World Single Title: Dynamite Kansai vs. Takako Inoue (AJW). This really had its moments. Stiff match. No heat because Takako just doesn't have the offense to be taken seriously on this level. ***3/4

JWP TV 12/16/95 THUNDER QUEEN GALACTIC BATTLE taped 12/9/95 Kanagawa Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

Hiromi Sugo & Kanako Motoya vs. Kaori Nakayama & Yukari Ishikura

Plum Mariko & Command Bolshoi vs. Fusayo Nouchi & Saburo

Hiromi Yagi & Yumi Fukawa vs. Rie Tamada & Yuka Shiina

Reiko Amano & Tomoko Kuzumi & Tomoko Miyaguchi & Yuki Miyazaki vs. Meiko Satomura & Sonoko Kato & Chikayo Nagashima & Chihiro Nakano

Dress Up Wild Fight Yokohama Nightmare: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Super Heel Devil Masami

JWP Tag Title Match: Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki vs. Hikari Fukuoka & KAORU

JWP 1995 Final JWP KORAKUEN SPECIAL Dynamite Kansai, Cuty Suzuki, Mayumi Ozaki Puroresu Debut 10th Anniversary Commemorative Match Commercial Tape 12/24/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 25 min. Q=Near Perfect

Command Bolshoi & Tomoko Kuzumi vs. Reiko Amano & Kanako Motoya

JWP KORAKUEN SPECIAL Dynamite Kansai, Cuty Suzuki, Mayumi Ozaki Puroresu Debut 10th Anniversary Commemorative Match: Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki vs. Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Yagi

Fusayo Nouchi vs. Yuki Miyazaki

Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Saburo

Pure Heart Special Party

JWP TV 1/27/96 taped 1/7/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 55min. Q=Near Perfect

Kanako Motoya vs. Yuki Miyazaki

Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Reiko Amano

Devil Masami & Saburo & Fusayo Nouchi vs. Bolshoi Kid & Hiromi Yagi & Tomoko Kuzumi

Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Cuty Suzuki

JWP TV 2/17/96 taped 2/11/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 55min. Q=Near Perfect

Kanako Moyota vs. Yuki Miyazaki

Tomoko Kuzumi vs. Saburo

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Tomoko Miyaguchi

Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki & Rieko Amano & Kanako Moyota vs. Dynamite Kansai & Command Bolshoi & Hiromi Yagi & Yuki Miyazaki

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Sakie Hasegawa

JWP THE FANTASTIC RIVAL STORY Hiraki Fukuoka vs. Sakie Hasegawa Commercial Tape 2/11/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Master

Kanako Moyota vs. Yuki Miyazaki

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Tomoko Miyaguchi

Devil Masami & Cuty Suzuki & Rieko Amano & Kanako Moyota vs. Dynamite Kansai & Command Bolshoi & Hiromi Yagi & Yuki Miyazaki

5/30/93: Hikari Fukuoka vs. Sakie Hasegawa

Hikari Fukuoka vs. Sakie Hasegawa

JWP on WOWOW 3/8/96 taped 3/3 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 50min. Q=Ex

Tomoko Miyaguchi & Tomoko Kuzumi vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Yuki Miyazaki

Mayumi Ozaki & Reiko Amano segment where Amano basically tries to pledge to Ozaki, but Ozaki wants nothing to do with her

JWP KORAKUEN SPECIAL: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Hiromi Yagi

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Reiko Amano. Impromptu match set up by the post match of the Ozaki vs. Yagi where Amano was begging Ozaki again, but Ozaki ran her into the guard rail and walked away so Amano attacked from behind.

Devil Masami & Kanako Motoya vs. Cuty Suzuki & Reiko Amano

JWP KORAKUEN SPECIAL: Dynamite Kansai vs. Bison Kimura (Jd')

JWP THUNDER QUEEN Yokohama LIGHT UP NIGHT Commercial Tape 4/7/96 Kanagawa Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan
-2hr 40min. Q=Master. 2 DVDs

Hiromi Sugo vs. Fusayo Nouchi. Kept moving and had decent work. Back and forth match that was clumsy at times, but generally adequate. *1/2

Candy Okutsu vs. Saburo. Candy kept it simple for Saburo, who is slow with no offense. Neither smooth nor developed. Candy kept it passable, but she's a worker and when work isn't a strength she's in trouble. *1/2

Kanako Motoya vs. Yuki Miyazaki. Selling, execution, sequences, and transitions were all pretty good. What impressed me was the intensitity, especially from Motoya. Not too much in the way of build or spots and the match ended quickly. **1/4

Rieko Amano vs. Command Bolshoi. Amano was the underdog that kept trying and wouldn't stay down, gaining respect through her resiliance. More brawling than I expected, with Bolshoi using a metal rod on Amano right in front of Ozaki and raming Amano's head into the table Oz was sitting at which led to Amano juicing. Oddly, they began wrestling once Amano was cut. The wrestling was much more convincing than the brawling because Bolshoi is pretty smooth, but lacks impact and tough girl credibility. Amano would do a nice counter into a finishing predicament to keep hope alive. ***

Cuty Suzuki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Esther Moreno & Hiromi Yagi. Nice action and moves for the majority of the match, only flagging in the middle when they went to submission. Yagi was the smoothest worker even though lucha and aerial doesn't really suit her offensive style. Moreno didn't botch anything too badly and showed the flashiest offense including a moonsault from the middle rope in the ring to the floor. Hikari is at home here and was very good, the other key to the impressive high flying action. Cuty knows how to get by in this type of match, though she looked silly when her and Hikari tried diving headbutts from opposite corners and she came up short. ***1/2

Devil Masami & Tomoko Miyaguchi & Tomoko Kuzumi vs. Chigusa Nagayo & Meiko Satomura & Sonoko Kato. Heated interpromotional match with well matched teams wrestling with fire and intensity. Unfortunately, there was some major ego feeding from Devil & Chigusa, who weren't going to sell for the younger wrestlers. Bull Nakano could not sell for somebody, but wind up making them look good because when they eventually got some over on her it was meaningful. Unfortunately, Chigusa never sold and Devil only put over Satomura's udehishigigyakujujigatame, which Meiko grossly overused. Chigusa was throwing some really good kicks, but that was like her only offense outside of a choke sleeper to the Tomoko's at the same time. The younger girls looked good against each other, at least, with the Tomoko's showing a lot of potential when given the chance. The finish was indicitave of the ridiculousness we regularly saw here. Kuzumi was nearly pinned because Chigusa kicked her. She survived because Devil saved with a kick, which meant Satomura was pinned becase Devil intercepted Chigusa before she could break Kuzumi's pin. **

Mayumi Ozaki & Kyoko Inoue vs. Dynamite Kansai & Takako Inoue. Very offensive minded match. They wasted little time and everyone used just about their entire arsenal. Good teamwork, and lots of it including Kansai & Takako doing a Die Hard Kansai/nodowa otoshi combination. Ozaki did the best job of playing up a rivalry with Takako. Kansai was the other standout early because everything she does is so high impact. The match lacked focus and storyline. It wasn't very dynamic, though it rarely slowed down either. Mainly it was a highlight reel with the expected spots and others like Kyoko piledriving Kansai through a table. The last 5 minutes looked like 1 finish after another. ****1/4

JWP THE DRESS UP WILD FIGHT TEXAS DEATH MATCH: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Takako Inoue Commercial Tape 4/21/96 & 5/14/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr 20min. Q=Master. 2 DVDs

4/21/96 JWP Korakuen Tag 1st Champion Decision Tournament 1st Round

Tomoko Kuzumi & Yuki Miyazaki vs. Saburo & Fusayo Nouchi

Rieko Amano & Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Command Bolshoi & Kanako Motoya

JWP Korakuen Tag 1st Champion Decision Tournament Final: Tomoko Kuzumi & Yuki Miyazaki vs. Rieko Amano & Tomoko Miyaguchi

JWP KORAKUEN SPECIAL Irregular Tag Match 2 vs 3: Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu & Hiromi Yagi

5/14/96 THE DRESS UP WILD FIGHT TEXAS DEATH MATCH: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Takako Inoue 35:10. Though Ozaki was JWP's standout in the feud against AJW, she generally got the short end of the stick from Zenjo, being the only notable wrestler not to appear on their Tokyo Dome show. Initially paired with AJW's future ace Manami Toyota, a secondary program with Inoue was obvious, except for the fact that they chose the wrong Inoue! Ozaki was generally able to hit it out of the park with Takako in tag, including the overachieving initial offering on 12/1/92, their Dreamslam match, and a JWP match of the year candidate the previous month, but it was certainly the finish of the immortal 60:00 match on 7/31/93 that forever linked the duo. That said, Takako was a midcard singles wrestler for a reason, she wasn't particularly dynamic and lacked the attributes that would make her credible (size, stiffness, hot moves, etc). This was an interesting match because the Texas Death Match rules essentially required a double finish (first you lost regularly, then you had to still be down for a 10 count), but that also resulted in it being overlong, and seemed to sap some of the drama as the fans weren't reacting to the 10 count as if it were a hot near finish. The length, combined with Takako's relative inexperience in brawls lent a methodical nature to the proceedings that would have benefitted Devil Masami, but certainly isn't the strength of these two, and seemed to further prevent them from generating heat. The ECW influence was obvious as they spent much of the first half on the outside, brawling in front of and through the crowd, though no one seemed to care. They got their act together in the 2nd half though when they got creative, turning their actual wrestling moves into gimmick spots, for instance Takako's Aurora special onto a table and destiny hammer with Ozaki's head hanging off a table. They weren't always on the same page to begin with, and sometimes trying to be more precise so they could benefit from the objects and weapons caused them to simply miss. Despite the match being a major departure from what they do 99.9% of the time, the problem didn't seem to be a lack of comfort, but rather they were confident enough doing different things and move variations, but they didn't seem to know how to tie it together and structure the moves dramatically. In the end, the novelty and considerable bloodletting make this a match Ozaki & Takako's fans will want to see despite it being far from either's finest hour. ***

JWP TV 5/18/96 taped 5/14/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

JWP Korakuen Hall Tag Titles: Tomoko Kuzumi & Yuki Miyazaki vs. Hiromi Yagi & Hashimoto

Rieko Amano vs. Command Bolshoi

Cuty Suzuki & Tomoko Kuzumi & Kanako Motoya vs. Devil Masami & Saburo & Fusayo Nouchi

Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu vs. Dynamite Kansai & Tomoko Miyaguchi

THE DRESS UP WILD FIGHT TEXAS DEATH MATCH: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Takako Inoue 32:10 of 35:10. Though Ozaki was JWP's standout in the feud against AJW, she generally got the short end of the stick from Zenjo, being the only notable wrestler not to appear on their Tokyo Dome show. Initially paired with AJW's future ace Manami Toyota, a secondary program with Inoue was obvious, except for the fact that they chose the wrong Inoue! Ozaki was generally able to hit it out of the park with Takako in tag, including the overachieving initial offering on 12/1/92, their Dreamslam match, and a JWP match of the year candidate the previous month, but it was certainly the finish of the immortal 60:00 match on 7/31/93 that forever linked the duo. That said, Takako was a midcard singles wrestler for a reason, she wasn't particularly dynamic and lacked the attributes that would make her credible (size, stiffness, hot moves, etc). This was an interesting match because the Texas Death Match rules essentially required a double finish (first you lost regularly, then you had to still be down for a 10 count), but that also resulted in it being overlong, and seemed to sap some of the drama as the fans weren't reacting to the 10 count as if it were a hot near finish. The length, combined with Takako's relative inexperience in brawls lent a methodical nature to the proceedings that would have benefitted Devil Masami, but certainly isn't the strength of these two, and seemed to further prevent them from generating heat. The ECW influence was obvious as they spent much of the first half on the outside, brawling in front of and through the crowd, though no one seemed to care. They got their act together in the 2nd half though when they got creative, turning their actual wrestling moves into gimmick spots, for instance Takako's Aurora special onto a table and destiny hammer with Ozaki's head hanging off a table. They weren't always on the same page to begin with, and sometimes trying to be more precise so they could benefit from the objects and weapons caused them to simply miss. Despite the match being a major departure from what they do 99.9% of the time, the problem didn't seem to be a lack of comfort, but rather they were confident enough doing different things and move variations, but they didn't seem to know how to tie it together and structure the moves dramatically. In the end, the novelty and considerable bloodletting make this a match Ozaki & Takako's fans will want to see despite it being far from either's finest hour. ***

JWP on WOWOW 6/29/96 Extreme "J" Night taped 6/16/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 50min. Q=Ex

Hiichans feature

Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu vs. Saburo & Fusayo Nouchi

Ozaki & Amano segment showing Ozaki accepting Amano as her understudy and some Amano's matches from April and May

One Night Special Tag Tournament Round 1: Mayumi Ozaki & Rieko Amano vs. Cuty Suzuki & Tomoko Kuzumi

One Night Special Tag Tournament Round 1: Devil Masami & Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Dynamite Kansai & Kanako Motoya

One Night Special Tag Tournament Final: Mayumi Ozaki & Reiko Amano vs. Dynamite Kansai & Kanako Motoya

HIROMI YAGI BIG CHALLENGE 3 Match 1: Hiromi Yagi vs. Aja Kong 16:59

JWP TV 7/20/96 A Fair Wind taped 7/7/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

Command Bolshoi & Yuki Miyazaki vs. Rieko Amano & Sugar Sato (GAEA).

Devil Masami vs. Tomoko Kuzumi

Candy Okutsu vs. Tomoko Miyaguchi

Candy Okutsu vs. Fusayo Nouchi

HIROMI YAGI BIG CHALLENGE 3 Match 2: Hiromi Yagi vs. Takako Inoue 14:38

JWP Tag Titles: Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki vs. Hikari Fukuoka & KAORU (GAEA). ****

JWP on WOWOW 8/24/96 taped 8/16 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2 & 8/10 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

    8/16

HIROMI YAGI BIG CHALLENGE 3 Final Match: Hiromi Yagi vs. Super Heel Devil Masami 6:34. Yagi's work was real good, but Devil did the typically illogical Undertaker crap and put her away quickly. *1/2

    8/10

Highlights of the first round of The Junior Body Heat One Night Tournament

The Junior Body Heat One Night Tournament Semifinal: Kuzumi vs. Fusayo Nouchi. Way too short as this was just 3:53. Bad finish

The Junior Body Heat One Night Tournament Semifinal: Yagi vs. Amano. This was only 1:03.

The Junior Body Heat One Night Tournament Final: Kuzumi vs. Amano. *Reviewed in Quebrada #43* Good match. The first ½ is basic and pretty weak, but the second half is very good. Kuzumi wins tournament, thus is crowned the new JWP junior champion! ***

Fukuoka & Candy & Miyaguchi vs. Devil & Cuty & Commando. Very good work. Bolshoi & Hikari looked good. Miyaguchi shows good fighting spirit. ***1/4

JWP Nintei Musabetsukyu Senshukenjiai: Dynamite Kansai vs. Mayumi Ozaki. *Reviewed in Quebrada #43* Tremendous acting by Ozaki. Very good match with solid work, strong build, and psychology. This is what a title match should look like. ****1/4

JWP TV 9/21/96 BE READY taped 9/8/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Ex

*Reviewed in Quebrada #45*

Korakuen Hall Tag Titles: Tomoko Kuzumi & Yuki Miyazaki Rieko Amano & Tomoko Miyaguchi ***

Mayumi Ozaki & Rieko Amano & Sugar Sato (GAEA) vs. Cuty Suzuki & Command Bolshoi & Yuki Miyazaki ***3/4

Tomoko Miyaguchi & Fusayo Nouchi vs. Devil Masami & Kanako Motoya. **3/4

HIROMI YAGI BIG CHALLENGE 3 EXTRA! Yagi vs. Jaguar Yokota 15:23 ***1/2

JWP KORAKUEN SPECIAL: Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu vs. Dynamite Kansai & Tomoko Kuzumi ***3/4

JWP HIROMI YAGI BIG CHALLENGE Commercial Tape
-1 1/2hr. Q=Master

6/16/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, HIROMI YAGI BIG CHALLENGE 3 Match 1: Hiromi Yagi vs. Aja Kong 16:59

7/7/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, HIROMI YAGI BIG CHALLENGE 3 Match 2: Hiromi Yagi vs. Takako Inoue 14:38

8/16/96 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2, HIROMI YAGI BIG CHALLENGE 3 Final Match: Hiromi Yagi vs. Super Heel Devil Masami 6:34

9/8/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall, HIROMI YAGI BIG CHALLENGE 3 EXTRA! Hiromi Yagi vs. Jaguar Yokota 15:23

JWP 5th Anniversary THE Ryogoku BIG PROJECT 10/13/96 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
-3hr. Q=Near Perfect. 2 DVDs

Fusayo Nouchi vs. Yuko Kosugi

Kanako Motoya vs. Yumi Fukawa

All Japan Junior Title Match: Tomoko Miyaguchi vs. Emi Motokawa

Mayumi Ozaki & Reiko Amano & Sugar Sato vs. Cuty Suzuki & Plum Mariko & Yuki Miyazaki

Manami Toyota vs. Tomoki Kuzumi

JWP & Michinoku Puroresu Special Mixed Tag Match: Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Yagi & The Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask 4 vs. Candy Okutsu & Bolshoi Kid & Super Delfin & Gran Naniwa

Kyoko Inoue & Devil Masami vs. Aja Kong & Dynamite Kansai

JWP TV 11/30/96 taped 11/23/96 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Ex

Hiromi Yagi & Reiko Amano & Kanako Motoya vs. Fusayo Nouchi & Tomoko Kuzumi & Emi Motokawa

Esther Moreno vs. Command Bolshoi

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Plum Mariko

Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki vs. Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka

JWP on WOWOW 12/20/96 taped 11/26/96 Tokyo Ota-ku Taiikukan & 12/14/96 Act City Hamamatsu
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

*Reviewed in Quebrada #45*

    11/26 Tokyo Ota-ku Taiikukan

Grudge Match: Mayumi Ozaki vs. Plum Mariko. ***1/2

JWP Tag Titles: Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki vs. Devil Masami & Hikari Fukuoka. Devil & Hikari win titles. **3/4

    12/14 Act City Hamamatsu

Hiromi Yagi vs. Plum Mariko. ***1/4

Mayumi Ozaki vs. Command Bolshoi. ***

JWP PRESENTS YEAR END TAG TOURNAMENT Round 1: Devil Masami & Kanako Motoya vs. Chikayo Nagashima & Sugar Sato (GAEA team). *1/2

Dynamite Kansai & Cuty Suzuki & Fusayo Nouchi vs. Hikari Fukuoka & Candy Okutsu & Tomoko Kuzumi. ***3/4

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